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  1. Evaluating flexibility in railroad construction projects

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    Oh, Choong Ryun, 1972-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  2. Diesel Locomotive Fueling Problem (LFP) in Railroad Operations

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    Murty, Katta G.

    Chapter 2 Diesel Locomotive Fueling Problem (LFP) in Railroad Operations Bodhibrata Nag Katta G their operating costs low. About 75% of transport by railroads in the world is based on diesel locomotives by diesel locomotives. One of the major compo- nents in the operating cost of diesel powered rail transport

  3. Optimal Fueling Strategies for Locomotive Fleets in Railroad Networks

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    · Fuel (diesel) price influenced by: ­ Crude oil price ­ Refining ­ Distribution and marketing ­ Others 4 Price 3 · Railroad fuel consumption remains steady · Crude oil price sharply increases in recent years · Fuel-related expenditure is one of the biggest cost items in the railroad industry #12;Fuel Price

  4. Paper No. 01-0238 Railroads in Greece

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    Prevedouros, Panos D.

    Paper No. 01-0238 Railroads in Greece: History, Characteristics and Forecasts John A. Paravantis Piraeus, Greece (jparav@unipi.gr) Panos D. Prevedouros, Ph.D.1 Department of Civil Engineering, University;2 Abstract Greece was relatively tardy in implementing a national rail network. The Greek Railways

  5. Locomotive Fuelling Problem (LFP) in Railroad Operations Bodhibrata Nag1

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    Murty, Katta G.

    on electric traction to a large extent, US railroads rely mostly on diesel fuel (100% of US freight is hauled is the cost of fuel. This case study deals with minimizing the cost of fuel and the cost of contracting trucks About 75% of the world's railroads operate with diesel fuel. Even though European railroads rely

  6. The potential for LNG as a railroad fuel in the U.S.

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    Fritz, S.G.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Freight railroad operations in the US represent a substantial opportunity for liquefied natural gas (LNG) to displace diesel fuel. With the promise of achieving an overwhelming economic advantage over diesel fuel, this paper presents some discussion to the question, ``Why is the application of LNG for railroad use in the US moving so slowly?'' A brief overview of the freight railroad operations in the US is given, along with a summary of several railroad LNG demonstration projects. US Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board exhaust emission regulations may cause the railroad industry to move from small-scale LNG demonstration projects to using LNG as a primary freight railroad transportation fuel in selected regions or route-specific applications.

  7. James Pon Memorial Award Scholarship Opportunity 2014 Foundation to Commemorate Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada

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    Barthelat, Francois

    Workers in Canada The Foundation to Commemorate the Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada (FCCRWC and awareness of the contribution to Canada by the Chinese Railroad Workers who participated in the construction of the first transcontinental railway (the CPR) that united Canada geographically and politically

  8. Federal Railroad Administration

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    mandated the study. Federal Railroad Administration DOT Reorganization DOT is in the process of looking at reorganizing the Department to try to achieve even greater...

  9. An analysis of railroad accident dynamics in College Station, Texas 

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    Brown, Hart Stefan

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The intersection between the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) Valley Junction line and Texas A&M University (TAMU) poses a significant potential or risk to the people who utilize the campus. The line carried over I 1,000 loads ...

  10. Railroad electrification in America's future: an assessment of prospects and impacts. Final report

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    White, R.K.; Yabroff, I.W.; Dickson, E.M.; Zink, R.A.; Gray, M.E.; Moon, A.E.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Such considerations as the level of traffic, the relative financial health of individual railroads, the capacity of the associated supply and engineering/construction industries, and the logical connecting points at classifying yards, as well as the national interest value of creating a continuous system, continental in scope, were used to construct a scenario for railroad electrification that closely approximates how an electrification program might be implemented. For the economic reasons cited, much of the US railroad system would remain conventionally powered. This scenario provides for an electrified network involving 14 mainlines operated by 10 companies that could transport much of the nation's rail-borne freight. Five years of planning and engineering work would be required for each link before construction could begin. With 1000 miles or less of electrified route per year, 14 years would be needed to construct the 9000-mile network of our scenario. (The scenario constructed runs from 1980 to 1998.) The analysis was aided with the construction of the SRI Railroad Industry Model. Basically a model of industry operations and finances, the model produces income statements and balance sheets at yearly intervals. Railroad energy costs, railroad freight levels, maintenance costs, purchases and leases of rooling stock, electrification facility investments, future inflation, rate setting practices, annual depreciation, taxes, and profits were calculated.

  11. Ferrocarriles nacionales de Mexico: the existing rate structure for grain/soybean shipments and likely effect on freight rates as a result of railroad privatization in Mexico 

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    Neyer, David McAlister

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The government owned railway monopoly in Mexico, Ferrocarriles Nacionales de Mexico (FNM), is undergoing a series of reforms designed to create a market orientated railroad company. Railroad freight rates are being deregulated ...

  12. A Simulation Tool for Combined Rail-Road Transport in Intermodal Terminals

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    Gambardella, Luca Maria

    A Simulation Tool for Combined Rail-Road Transport in Intermodal Terminals Andrea E. Rizzoli. A simulation tool to model the flow of Intermodal Terminal Units (ITUs) among intermodal terminals is presented. This terminal simulator tool is part of the DGVII EC-funded PLATFORM project. The terminal model is composed

  13. Current Trends and Future Challenges in the Freight Railroad Industry: Balancing Private Industry Interests and the Public Welfare 

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    Allen, Sarah; Kelson, Kendra; Migl, Hayden; Schmidt, Rodney; Shoemaker, David; Thomson, Heather

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Commission (ICC). The Staggers Act is based on the premise that while the railroad industry once constituted a monopoly, requiring ICC regulation , this is no longer true (Keeler). It is held that competition is generally adequate to constrain any... shippers and to limit rates from falling below variable costs. Maximum rates are identified through specified revenue to variable cost ratios but apply only if the railroad is earning an "adequate" return on investment (Keeler). In addition...

  14. Intermodal Railroad Daniel Brock

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    Nagurney, Anna

    of Railroad: Shipments First rail completed in 1830 - Minerals, timber, and agriculture Boxcar 1830s to 1960 made on rail infrastructure are done by owning company. Highways are public and must be funded publicly Southern CSX #12;Who? Revenue by Intermodal BNSF:37% UP: 19% CSX: 14% NS: 20% Rail companies should

  15. Application of CAST and STPA to railroad safety in China

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    Dong, Airong, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The accident analysis method called STAMP (System-Theoretic Accident Model), developed by Prof. Nancy Leveson from MIT, was used here to re-analyze a High Speed Train accident in China. On July 23rd, 2011, 40 people were ...

  16. An analysis of railroad accident dynamics in College Station, Texas

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    Brown, Hart Stefan

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and requires a management decision. A contingency plan for the release of hazardous materials along the track appears warranted in an attempt to reduce the effects of a hazardous release of flammable or toxic materials. Based on the analysis presented herein...

  17. Analysis of improvements in system efficiency and safety at highway-railroad-pedestrian grade crossings

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    Tydlacka, Jonathan Michael

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this project was to perform micro-simulation analyses on intersections near Highway-Railroad Grade Crossings to determine if controlling mean train speed and train speed variability would improve safety and reduce delays. The first...

  18. Ferrocarriles nacionales de Mexico: the existing rate structure for grain/soybean shipments and likely effect on freight rates as a result of railroad privatization in Mexico

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    Neyer, David McAlister

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    's existing rate structure and, based on collected FNM Waybill data, regression models were estimated. Projected costs in the privatized railroad system were estimated to provide a lower bound estimate of rates. An upper bound estimate of rates was based...

  19. Current Trends and Future Challenges in the Freight Railroad Industry: Balancing Private Industry Interests and the Public Welfare

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    Allen, Sarah; Kelson, Kendra; Migl, Hayden; Schmidt, Rodney; Shoemaker, David; Thomson, Heather

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?dimensional?impact?on?the?public?welfare,?local,?state,?and?federal?government?entities?play?a? significant?role?in?ensuring?the?industry?operates?efficiently?and?safely.?In?October?2006,?the?Government? Accountability?Office?(GAO)?released?a?report?on...? ? Current?Trends?and?Future?Challenges?in? the?Freight?Railroad?Industry Balancing?Private?Industry?Interests?and?the?Public?Welfare? ? ? ? Sarah?Allen? Kendra?Kelson? Hayden?Migl? Rodney?Schmidt? David?Shoemaker? Heather?Thomson? ? ? A?Report...

  20. Railroad and locomotive technology roadmap.

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    Stodolsky, F.; Gaines, L.; Energy Systems

    2003-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Railroads are important to the U.S. economy. They transport freight efficiently, requiring less energy and emitting fewer pollutants than other modes of surface transportation. While the railroad industry has steadily improved its fuel efficiency--by 16% over the last decade--more can, and needs to, be done. The ability of locomotive manufacturers to conduct research into fuel efficiency and emissions reduction is limited by the small number of locomotives manufactured annually. Each year for the last five years, the two North American locomotive manufacturers--General Electric Transportation Systems and the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors--have together sold about 800 locomotives in the United States. With such a small number of units over which research costs can be spread, outside help is needed to investigate all possible ways to reduce fuel usage and emissions. Because fuel costs represent a significant portion of the total operating costs of a railroad, fuel efficiency has always been an important factor in the design of locomotives and in the operations of a railroad. However, fuel efficiency has recently become even more critical with the introduction of strict emission standards by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to be implemented in stages (Tiers 0, 1, and 2) between 2000 and 2005. Some of the technologies that could be employed to meet the emission standards may negatively affect fuel economy--by as much as 10-15% when emissions are reduced to Tier 1 levels. Lowering fuel economy by that magnitude would have a serious impact on the cost to the consumer of goods shipped by rail, on the competitiveness of the railroad industry, and on this country's dependence on foreign oil. Clearly, a joint government/industry R&D program is needed to help catalyze the development of advanced technologies that will substantially reduce locomotive engine emissions while also improving train system energy efficiency. DOE convened an industry-government workshop in January 2001 to gauge industry interest. As a result, the railroads, their suppliers, and the federal government5 have embarked on a cooperative effort to further improve railroad fuel efficiency--by 25% between now and 2010 and by 50% by 2020, on an equivalent gallon per revenue ton-mile basis, while meeting emission standards, all in a cost-effective, safe manner. This effort aims to bring the collaborative approaches of other joint industry-government efforts, such as FreedomCAR and the 21st Century Truck partnership, to the problem of increasing rail fuel efficiency. Under these other programs, DOE's Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies has supported research on technologies to reduce fuel use and air emissions by light- and heavy-duty vehicles. DOE plans to bring similar efforts to bear on improving locomotives. The Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration will also be a major participant in this new effort, primarily by supporting research on railroad safety. Like FreedomCAR and the 21st Century Truck program, a joint industry-government research effort devoted to locomotives and railroad technology could be a 'win' for the public and a 'win' for industry. Industry's expertise and in-kind contributions, coupled with federal funding and the resources of the DOE's national laboratories, could make for an efficient, effective program with measurable energy efficiency targets and realistic deployment schedules. This document provides the necessary background for developing such a program. Potential R&D pathways to greatly improve the efficiency of freight transportation by rail, while meeting future emission standards in a cost-effective, safe manner, were developed jointly by an industry-government team as a result of DOE's January 2001 Workshop on Locomotive Emissions and System Efficiency and are presented here. The status of technology, technical targets, barriers, and technical approaches for engine, locomotive, rail systems, and advanced power plants and fuels are presented.

  1. Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety...

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    Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Rail Routing Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Rail Routing Presentation made by Kevin...

  2. Preparedness of hazardous materials emergencies in railyards: Guidance for railroads and adjacent communities

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    1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Railroads are a key part of the distribution system for hazardous materials and, thus, much hazardous material passes through railyards en route to intermediate or final consumers. While the vast majority of these materials are shipped without incident, both the number of shipments and the nature of the materials themselves dictate that railyards and surrounding communities be prepared to respond quickly and effectively to emergencies. This report contains information on 11 emergency preparedness functions and 150 guidance recommendations.

  3. Assessing the level of service for shipments originating or terminating on short line railroads

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    Alpert, Steven M

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis measures railroad freight trip time and trip time reliability for freight rail shipments involving short lines in 2006. It is based on an underlying MIT study commissioned by members of the short line railroading ...

  4. Improved ultrasonic testing of railroad rail for transverse discontinuities in the rail head using higher order Rayleigh (M{sub 21}) waves

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    Grewal, D.S. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)

    1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Railroads are a very efficient and economical way of moving bulk commodities over large distances. However, like any other mode of transportation, this mode has its fair share of problems. It can be seen from the data (AAR, 1993) that over a period of time the average carload and trainload tonnage has gone up substantially. The average length of haul has also increased. However, the amount of new rail laid has actually decreased significantly. This presents a challenging opportunity to research better and more efficient ways of keeping the current railroad rail track in service and to find better ways of testing those rails to pre-empt any causes for accidents. An important factor to be considered here is the testing of the railroad rail for the amount of cold work in the top layer and the presence of microcracks in that layer. This article describes a surface guided acoustic mode with several inherent characteristics that make it particularly useful for detecting subsurface transverse flaws in railroad rail. These flaws have been previously in the blind spot of other ultrasonic NDT techniques.

  5. Union Pacific Railroad`s LNG locomotive test program

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    Grimaila, B.

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Union Pacific Railroad is testing LNG in six locomotives through 1997 to determine if the liquefied natural gas technology is right for them. Two of the six LNG test locomotives are switch, or yard, locomotives. These 1,350 horsepower locomotives are the industry`s first locomotives totally fueled by natural gas. They`re being tested in the yard in the Los Angeles area. The other four locomotives are long-haul locomotives fueled by two tenders. These units are duel-fueled, operating on a mixture of LNG and diesel and are being tested primarily on the Los Angeles to North Platte, Nebraska corridor. All the information concerning locomotive emissions, locomotive performance, maintenance requirements, the overall LNG system design and the economic feasibility of the project will be analyzed to determine if UPR should expand, or abandon, the LNG technology.

  6. Applications of Engineering and Financial Analysis to the Valuation of Investments in Railroad Infrastructure

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    Roco, Craig E.

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Page 1.1 Configuration of Waddell ?A? Truss Bridge ............................................. 2 1.2 Detroit-Superior Bridge over Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio ........... 3 1.3 Colorado Street Bridge over Arroyo-Seco in Pasadena....S. and M.S. degrees from McGill University. The firm of Waddell & Harrington designed landmark bridges during its seven years of existence, including the Detroit-Superior Bridge over the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio (Figure 1.2) and the Colorado...

  7. Understanding government and railroad strategy for crude oil transportation in North America

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    Carlson, S. Joel (Stephen Joel)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On July 6, 2013, an oil-laden unit train derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada, killing 47 people, shocking and saddening many, and leading to significantly increased public scrutiny of crude oil transported ...

  8. Child neurology: Autism as a model: Considerations for advanced training in behavioral child neurology

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    Jeste, SS; Friedman, SL; Urion, DK

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    through outpatient clinics and didactics, there is no formalneuropsychological assessments. Didactics would in- clude

  9. 2. Cantino EC (1966) In: The Fungi, Vol 2 (Ainsworth, GS and Sussman AS, eds),

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    hydrogenosomes are probably derived from mitochondria. This data in- cludes primary sequences of hydrogeno- somal

  10. The Nevada railroad system: Physical, operational, and accident characteristics

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    1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report provides a description of the operational and physical characteristics of the Nevada railroad system. To understand the dynamics of the rail system, one must consider the system`s physical characteristics, routing, uses, interactions with other systems, and unique operational characteristics, if any. This report is presented in two parts. The first part is a narrative description of all mainlines and major branchlines of the Nevada railroad system. Each Nevada rail route is described, including the route`s physical characteristics, traffic type and volume, track conditions, and history. The second part of this study provides a more detailed analysis of Nevada railroad accident characteristics than was presented in the Preliminary Nevada Transportation Accident Characterization Study (DOE, 1990).

  11. Train derailment and railroad barrier interaction simulation

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    Zhang, Heping

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ; and (4) impact force between cars. The properties of these forces are discussed below: 11 1. Coupling force and coupling moment a) Coupling force: Figure 3. 4 shows the force-displacement relation which was used in the simulation for coupler action... or eliminate the risk of the passenger track intrusion by derailing cars on adjacent track is of concern to the railroad authorities. The purpose of this study is through computer simulation to investigate the behavior of the train derailment and to determine...

  12. Energy Conservation Projects to Benefit the Railroad Industry

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    Clifford Mirman; Promod Vohra

    2009-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Energy Conservation Projects to benefit the railroad industry using the Norfolk Southern Company as a model for the railroad industry has five unique tasks which are in areas of importance within the rail industry, and specifically in the area of energy conservation. The NIU Engineering and Technology research team looked at five significant areas in which research and development work can provide unique solutions to the railroad industry in energy the conservation. (1) Alternate Fuels - An examination of various blends of bio-based diesel fuels for the railroad industry, using Norfolk Southern as a model for the industry. The team determined that bio-diesel fuel is a suitable alternative to using straight diesel fuel, however, the cost and availability across the country varies to a great extent. (2) Utilization of fuel cells for locomotive power systems - While the application of the fuel cell has been successfully demonstrated in the passenger car, this is a very advanced topic for the railroad industry. There are many safety and power issues that the research team examined. (3) Thermal and emission reduction for current large scale diesel engines - The current locomotive system generates large amount of heat through engine cooling and heat dissipation when the traction motors are used to decelerate the train. The research team evaluated thermal management systems to efficiently deal with large thermal loads developed by the operating engines. (4) Use of Composite and Exotic Replacement Materials - Research team redesigned various components using new materials, coatings, and processes to provide the needed protection. Through design, analysis, and testing, new parts that can withstand the hostile environments were developed. (5) Tribology Applications - Identification of tribology issues in the Railroad industry which play a significant role in the improvement of energy usage. Research team analyzed and developed solutions which resulted in friction modification to improve energy efficiency.

  13. SO, YOU WANT TO BUILD A RAILROAD?

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    Public/private benefit issues Competitive issues Political issues #12;Building A New Railroad is Tough Discount Rate · BNSF Cost Inflation (Except Fuel) · BNSF Fuel Price and Escalation Rate Year 2011 2012 2013 railroad ­ roughly 12 miles a year! At that rate, it would take over 200 years to build a transcontinental

  14. Fatigue tests of under-strenghth timber railroad bridge stringers

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    Borchers, Christopher Ryan

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , experimentally, the fatigue behavior of under-strength timber railroad bridge stringers. The sample group that was tested included nineteen southern pine solid-sawn stringers that were 178 mm (7 in.) wide by 356 mm (14 in.) deep by 4.8 m (16 ft) long...

  15. PROLONGING THE USEFUL LIFE OF RAILROAD TIMBER BRIDGES

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    and maintenance, categorized into preventive, early remedial, and major are discussed. The paper concludes on maintenance practices which will prolong the useful life of existing railroad bridges. This paper outlines the various factors which play a role in the deterioration of timber bridges and the maintenance required

  16. Federal Railroad Administration

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

    very similar to this bill in regard to the core provisions Core provisions: Review and reform the Federal hours of service requirements Establish a new risk reduction program...

  17. Occupational safety regulation and economic efficiency: the railroad industry

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    French, M.T.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis develops a cost-benefit model for the railroad industry to estimate the efficient level of disabling injuries across class 1 carriers. The neoclassical cost function and the hedonic wage function serve as the estimating equations for the cost and benefit estimation, respectively. The cost function is fitted to a sample of thirty-five class 1 railroads in 1980. The hedonic wage function is fitted to a sample of 481 railroad industry employees for the same year. The efficient level of 1980 disabling injuries for each railroad is determined by setting the marginal cost (MC) of injury reduction equal to its marginal benefit (MB). In addition, the cost savings accruing to efficient regulatory reform are calculated for each firm as well as the entire industry. A second-best cost-minimizing regulatory policy is also introduced. The cost-minimizing level of injuries and resulting cost savings for individual firms and the total industry are estimated. The results support the prior hypothesis that MC exceeds MB for the vast majority of firms. Substantial cost savings are possible under reformed regulatory policy.

  18. Federal Railroad Administration

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

    accident. FRA is forgoing an official position on the use of dedicated trains pending the process of evaluating the results of the study and the required costbenefit analysis in...

  19. Final Report 527 Economic Impact Analysis of Short Line Railroads

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    Stephens, Jacqueline

    railroads. First described is the scope and presence of the eleven short line railroads currently operatingFinal Report 527 Economic Impact Analysis of Short Line Railroads by Jared J. Llorens, Ph.D. James's Catalog No. 4. Title and Subtitle Economic Impact Analysis of Short Line Railroads 5. Report Date October

  20. Crew resource management training's effect on railroad crews' perceptions of task interdependence and teamwork

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    Kyte, Tobin Bruce

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    (Helmreich & Foushee, 1993), healthcare (Cooper, Newbower, & Kitz, 1984), military (Anderson & Sandza, 1987), oil and gas (Cullen, 1990), and railroad (FRA, 1999) industries have also been caused by breakdowns in coordination (assertiveness, 3...

  1. Preemption strategy for traffic signals at intersections near highway-railroad grade crossings

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    Cho, Hanseon

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Because the operational characteristics of signalized intersections near highway-railroad grade crossings (IHRGCs) are different from those of signalized intersections located elsewhere in the traffic system, standard operational strategies do...

  2. Fire modeling for Building 221-T - T Plant Canyon Deck and Railroad Tunnel

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    Oar, D.L.

    1994-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This report was prepared by Hughes Associates, Inc. to document the results of fire models for building 221-T Canyon Deck and Railroad Tunnel. Backup data is contained in document No. WHC-SD-CP-ANAL-010, Rev. 0.

  3. Railroad competition and rate making: the implications for industrial coal prices

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    none,

    1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As the railroad industry, which is the primary transportation mode for coal, enters the 1980s, two factors are significantly altering the way in which railroads do business, particularly in relationship to shippers who must rely solely on rail. The first factor, railroad deregulation, is embodied in the provisions of the Staggers Rail Act of 1980 (PL96-448). The second factor affecting rail transportation for industrial coal users is the trend toward rail mergers and consolidations, in some cases due to financial problems. This trend, coupled with the willingness of government to allow major bankrupt carriers such as the Rock Island and the Milwaukee Road to be liquidated in whole or in part, is resulting in fewer railraods with increased market power. Discussed in this report are: the impacts of railroad deregulation on industrial coal users; the effects of railroad consolidations on the bargaining power of coal producers, receivers and railroads; and finally, strategy and tactics for industrial coal users to maximize their leverage weight in obtaining efficient coal transportation at reasonable rates. (DMC)

  4. A field evaluation of experimental passive railroad-highway grade crossing warning systems

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    Beitler, Michael Morgan

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A FIELD EVALUATION OF EKPERIMENTAL PASSIVE RAILROAD-HIGHWAY GRADE CROSSING WARNING SYSTEMS A Thesis MICHAEL MORGAN BEITLER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1993 Major Subject: Civil Engineering )~~I ABSTRACT A Field Evaluation of Experimental Passive Railroad- Highway Grade Crossing Warning Systems. (August 1993) Michael Morgan Beitler, B. S. , University...

  5. William W. Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar Transportation Energy

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    William W. Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar Transportation Energy Analysis and Modal Comparisons;Transportation Energy Analysis and Modal Comparisons William W Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar September 27 (Energy Efficiency and Air Emissions Intensity) 2. Intercity Passenger Rail Comparison (Air Emissions

  6. Contribution of Case Based Reasoning (CBR) in the Exploitation of Return of Experience. Application to Accident Scenarii in Railroad Transport

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    Maalel, Ahmed

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The study is from a base of accident scenarii in rail transport (feedback) in order to develop a tool to share build and sustain knowledge and safety and secondly to exploit the knowledge stored to prevent the reproduction of accidents / incidents. This tool should ultimately lead to the proposal of prevention and protection measures to minimize the risk level of a new transport system and thus to improve safety. The approach to achieving this goal largely depends on the use of artificial intelligence techniques and rarely the use of a method of automatic learning in order to develop a feasibility model of a software tool based on case based reasoning (CBR) to exploit stored knowledge in order to create know-how that can help stimulate domain experts in the task of analysis, evaluation and certification of a new system.

  7. Optimal Railroad Rail Grinding for Fatigue Mitigation

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    Tangtragulwong, Potchara

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation aims to study the benefit of rail grinding on service life of railroad rails, focusing on failures due to rolling contact fatigue (RCF) at the rail head. Assuming a tangent rail with one-point contact at the running surface, a...

  8. Fatigue analysis of stringer to floor beam connections in through plate girder and through truss railroad bridges

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    Evans, Leslie Virginia

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Line Diagram C. 1 TT Bridge Model. C. 2 TT Bridge Members: Plan View. . C. 3 TT Bridge Members: Bottom View. C. 4 TT Bridge Members: Profile C. 5 TT Bridge Members: Portal . C. 6 TT Bridge Cross-Section. . D. 1 TPG Bridge Model: Member Names... to be calculated for each built-up cross- section. These properties included cross-sectional area, moments of inertia about both axes in the cross-section, section moduli about both axes in the cross section, and torsional moment of inertia, Once...

  9. Multispectral Machine Vision for Improved Undercarriage Inspection of Railroad Rolling Stock

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    Ahuja, Narendra

    Multispectral Machine Vision for Improved Undercarriage Inspection of Railroad Rolling Stock Railroad Engineering Program - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering *Computer Vision monitoring, safety, electrical, component 1. INTRODUCTION Current practices for inspection of railroad

  10. Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 1112011AT&T,OfficeEnd of Year 2010 SNFEnergySession0-02 -Railroad Hazardous g Materials

  11. A Nanofluidic Railroad Switch for DNA Robert Riehn,*,,, Robert H. Austin, and James C. Sturm

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    A Nanofluidic Railroad Switch for DNA Robert Riehn,*,,,§ Robert H. Austin, and James C. Sturm of electric fields in such structures, and the impact of ac fields on DNA in a complex nanofluidic environment by a 200 µm long and 120 µm wide nanofluidic region. (b) Enlarged schematic of the nanofluidic region

  12. Predicting violations at gated active highway-railroad grade crossings

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    Bean, Jonathan Alan

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -railroad grade crossing. It also was recommended that constant warning time devices be used whenever feasible with priority given to crossings with multiple tracks and/or average train speeds below 35 km/hr....

  13. Report on audit of the use of Hanford site railroad system

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    NONE

    1997-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The DOE in partnership with its contractors, strives to operate, maintain, and use existing physical assets to meet mission needs. Field offices have first line responsibility to ensure stewardship of the assets. Part of stewardship responsibility involves ensuring assets are fully evaluated for use in meeting the DOE`s mission. One of Richland`s oldest, yet well-maintained multi-million dollar physical assets, is the Hanford railroad system. This system, constructed in the 1940s, includes tracks, railcars, and locomotives and provides sitewide transportation. Because of the availability of this asset, the objective of the audit was to determine if Richland ensured that Hanford contractors were fully utilizing the railroad system.

  14. A microsimulation analysis of highway intersections near highway-railroad grade crossings

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    Tydlacka, Jonathan Michael

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A MICROSIMULATION ANALYSIS OF HIGHWAY INTERSECTIONS NEAR HIGHWAY-RAILROAD GRADE CROSSINGS A Thesis by JONATHAN MICHAEL TYDLACKA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... A Thesis by JONATHAN MICHAEL TYDLACKA Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved as to style and content by...

  15. Unity, Justice and Protection: The Colored Trainmen of America's Struggle to End Jim Crow in the American Railroad Industry [and Elsewhere] 

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    James, Ervin

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The Colored Trainmen of America (CTA) actively challenged Jim Crow policies on the job and in the public sphere between the 1930s and 1950s. In response to lingering questions concerning the relationship between early black ...

  16. Unity, Justice and Protection: The Colored Trainmen of America's Struggle to End Jim Crow in the American Railroad Industry [and Elsewhere

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    James, Ervin

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The Colored Trainmen of America (CTA) actively challenged Jim Crow policies on the job and in the public sphere between the 1930s and 1950s. In response to lingering questions concerning the relationship between early black labor activism and civil...

  17. John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Off-Campus Faculty Research Awards James Ayres, University of Arizona, "The Manufacturing and Marketing of Railroad Ties in the Uinta

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    Hart, Gus

    Idaho Phosphate Mining and Fertilizer Industry" Clyde Milner, Arkansas State University, "The West-War Intermountain West" Stephanie Capaldo, University of Arizona, "Smoke and Mirrors: Smelter Pollution and the Cultural Construction of Environmental Justice in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands" Thomas Evans, Montana State

  18. Determination of a strength parameter for In Situ evaluation of timber railroad bridge piles subject to decay and fatigue damage accumulation

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    Sculley, Peter Jonathan

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ;iin , itc t(. &n?fcf fee[ Iror&& thi. & ?I c &;i tie [&[. &Ic~ &nii& tf&c t?n[&e&' t)ei . ir?f Lliicc i [i &i&t(i rfic ?tine'Li? t[1 it sL&f&f?? I &11c t&e&. f [1c itf'ff&(cc&'. ') &est oii I)('iii c'&[&? I11&it i&L' c&if) f?lite'Ll f&c [)&lee, I i...) rce p)rci )s uf wlc&c")s&t&" &?1f)ott'wtci' [. -f f'rcs ious 'f'in&h( r I'ilc l&csc'&re[1 "[&use;&&eh &n A or&(l I;it) ui elicit&) els he, rn rn thi I')-ft) i;rs, r )('ir)lt o[ tf&c rric &)f A'r&r&if ?1 iw&'f<itlc (r)nstt?et??1, If?weir. 'I. I...

  19. Evaluation of passive railroad grade crossing warning devices

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    Lillo, Sarah Marie

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CONTROL AT PASSIVELY CONTROLLED CROSSINGS . MOTORIST UNDERSTANDING OF RAILROAD WARNING DEVICES EVALUATION TECHNIQUES FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES MEASURES OF DRIVER PERFORMANCE EFFECTIVENESS OF ICON SIGNS 12 16 19 III STUDY DESIGN SIGN SYSTEMS... a longer stopping distance, and 3 to 7 percent believed that a heavy truck required as much or more distance to stop (14, 15, 16, 17). The ramifications of this lack of knowledge about train stopping distance are multiplied when one considers...

  20. Market effects of environmental regulation: coal, railroads, and the 1990 Clean Air Act

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    Busse, M.R.; Keohane, N.O. [University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (United States)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many environmental regulations encourage the use of 'clean' inputs. When the suppliers of such an input have market power, environmental regulation will affect not only the quantity of the input used but also its price. We investigate the effect of the Title IV emissions trading program for sulfur dioxide on the market for low-sulfur coal. We find that the two railroads transporting coal were able to price discriminate on the basis of environmental regulation and geographic location. Delivered prices rose for plants in the trading program relative to other plants, and by more at plants near a low-sulfur coal source.

  1. Joint Sandhouse Gang Meeting & Transportation Center Seminar........ "Recent Railroad Research at Northwestern"

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    of transportation -- with particular emphasis on the trucking and railroad industries. David Kosnik David Kosnik monitoring, monitoring data management and visualization, and acoustic emission testing, to help bring

  2. 16 TAC 3.30 - Memorandum of Understanding between the Railroad...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    of Understanding between the Railroad Commission and the Commission on Environmental Quality Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Memorandum: 16 TAC...

  3. INTERLINE 5. 0 -- An expanded railroad routing model: Program description, methodology, and revised user's manual

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    Johnson, P.E.; Joy, D.S. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)); Clarke, D.B.; Jacobi, J.M. (Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States). Transportation Center)

    1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A rail routine model, INTERLINE, has been developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to investigate potential routes for transporting radioactive materials. In Version 5.0, the INTERLINE routing algorithms have been enhanced to include the ability to predict alternative routes, barge routes, and population statistics for any route. The INTERLINE railroad network is essentially a computerized rail atlas describing the US railroad system. All rail lines, with the exception of industrial spurs, are included in the network. Inland waterways and deep water routes along with their interchange points with the US railroadsystem are also included. The network contains over 15,000 rail and barge segments (links) and over 13,000 stations, interchange points, ports, and other locations (nodes). The INTERLINE model has been converted to operate on an IBM-compatible personal computer. At least a 286 computer with a hard disk containing approximately 6 MB of free space is recommended. Enhanced program performance will be obtained by using arandom-access memory drive on a 386 or 486 computer.

  4. Railroads and shippers clash over coal dust

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    Buchsbaum, L.

    2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In an effort to reduce coal spillage from railcars, mines in the Powder River Basin (PRB) now load coal with a loaf profile but, reportedly, beginning in 2008, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) will announce guidelines requiring all PRB coal loads to be sprayed with a chemical surfactant. If this does not fix the problem, greater measures will be taken. At the time of going to press, the details of how this would be implemented and regulated were unresolved. 1 photo.

  5. Optimal Railroad Rail Grinding for Fatigue Mitigation 

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    Tangtragulwong, Potchara

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    or induction methods, 6 must be used to detect the subsurface cracks instead with some limitations on resolution and reliability. Focusing on subsurface crack nucleation in the head of a thermite welded rail, Fry et al. [12] determine an approximated...

  6. An evaluation of modifications to the advance warning sign at passive highway-railroad grade crossings

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    Keller, Bridgette DeWees

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , driver behavior at highway-railroad grade crossings, and effectiveness of traffic control devices that have supplemented the standard signing system with strobe lights. The objective of this research was to determine if the addition of a strobe light...

  7. Communication and Interpretation of Results of Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Route Risk Analyses

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    practices to reduce the likelihood or severity of accidents (1), improved training of personnel (2 Risk Analyses Athaphon Kawprasert (Corresponding Author) Graduate Research Assistant Railroad Engineering Program Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana

  8. An Analysis of Stream Culvert Fish Passage on the Navy Railroad Line between Bremerton and Shelton, Washington

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    May, Christopher W.; Miller, Martin C.; Southard, John A.

    2004-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The Navy railroad service line runs between Shelton, Bremerton, and Silverdale, and is used by the Navy to transfer freight to its facilities. It is also used by commercial clients to ship service items and bulk cargo for municipalities along portions of the route. Culverts of various size and construction convey streams and stormwater runoff under the railroad line. These allow transfer of water and, in some cases allow for passage of juvenile and adult salmon into waters upstream of the culverts. As part of this project, 21 culverts along a 34-mile reach (Shelton to Bremerton) of this railroad were surveyed to evaluate their function and ability to allow salmon to utilize the streams. The culverts and attached watersheds were evaluated using criteria developed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to assign a Priority Index (PI) to barriers present on each fish-bearing stream. The PI is a relative numeric rating indicator, assigned using consistent criteria related to the degree of potential habitat gained by removing barriers and improving the function of the watershed. Of the 21 culverts evaluated, five were found to be complete fish-passage barriers and six were found to be partial barriers, primarily to juvenile salmon. Three of these culverts had PI ratings above 10 and five others had ratings between 7 and 10. Corrective action can be taken based on any PI rating, but the WDFW normally assigns lower priority to projects with PI scores lower than 15. Several of the stream and culverts had previously been evaluated for structural integrity and function and have been scheduled for repair. A narrative indicating the condition of the culvert has been prepared as well as a table indicating the PI scores and a summary of recommendations for action for each culvert.

  9. INTERLINE 5.0 -- An expanded railroad routing model: Program description, methodology, and revised user`s manual

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Johnson, P.E.; Joy, D.S. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Clarke, D.B.; Jacobi, J.M. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States). Transportation Center

    1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A rail routine model, INTERLINE, has been developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to investigate potential routes for transporting radioactive materials. In Version 5.0, the INTERLINE routing algorithms have been enhanced to include the ability to predict alternative routes, barge routes, and population statistics for any route. The INTERLINE railroad network is essentially a computerized rail atlas describing the US railroad system. All rail lines, with the exception of industrial spurs, are included in the network. Inland waterways and deep water routes along with their interchange points with the US railroadsystem are also included. The network contains over 15,000 rail and barge segments (links) and over 13,000 stations, interchange points, ports, and other locations (nodes). The INTERLINE model has been converted to operate on an IBM-compatible personal computer. At least a 286 computer with a hard disk containing approximately 6 MB of free space is recommended. Enhanced program performance will be obtained by using arandom-access memory drive on a 386 or 486 computer.

  10. LNG as a fuel for railroads: Assessment of technology status and economics. Topical report, June-September 1992

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    Pera, C.J.; Moyer, C.B.

    1993-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of the research was to investigate the feasibility of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel for railroads. The investigation included assessment of the status of relevant technologies (i.e., LNG-fueled locomotive engines, tender cars, refueling equipment), a review of current demonstration projects, and an analytical evaluation of LNG railroad economics.

  11. RAILROAD STRATEGY FOR CRUDE OIL TRANSPORT: Considering Public Policy and Pipeline Competition

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    Entekhabi, Dara

    of crude oil transportation by rail from the Alberta oil sands has been slower than the growth, stakeholders, and objectives for the bitumen transport system from the Alberta oil sands, and reviews: Existing railroad network: Some products shipped: Fig. 1: Predicted oil sands production growth

  12. EFFECT OF COAL DUST ONEFFECT OF COAL DUST ON RAILROAD BALLAST STRENGTHRAILROAD BALLAST STRENGTH

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    1 EFFECT OF COAL DUST ONEFFECT OF COAL DUST ON RAILROAD BALLAST STRENGTHRAILROAD BALLAST STRENGTH for Laboratory StudyFouling Mechanism / Need for Laboratory Study Mechanical Properties of Coal DustMechanical Properties of Coal Dust Grain Size AnalysisGrain Size Analysis AtterbergAtterberg LimitsLimits Specific

  13. A technique for classifying and evaluating railroad-highway grade crossings

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    Newton, Thomas Monroe

    1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Track View of Research Annex Boring Site 50 33. Locations for Test Holes at Research Annex Boring Site 52 34. Goodyear Rubber Crossing Installation at FM Highway 1960 and Rock Island Railroad 57 35. Cross Section Through Rubber Panel Crossing 57 36...

  14. Toward a State of Good Repair for Railroad Bridges through Structural Health Monitoring

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    Toward a State of Good Repair for Railroad Bridges through Structural Health Monitoring NUTC of this research is to add a new tool to the asset management toolbox: structural health monitoring, particularly is Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)? SHM is process of intelligently collecting data from sensors on critical

  15. Sawadisavi et al. 09-1369 1 Machine-Vision Inspection of Railroad Track

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    Assistant Computer Vision and Robotics Laboratory University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1614 Beckman. Sawadisavi Graduate Research Assistant Railroad Engineering Program Department of Civil and Environmental and Robotics Laboratory University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 3021 Beckman Institute for Advanced Science

  16. WASTE DISPOSAL IN GRANITE: PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM STRIPA, SWEDEN

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    Cook, N.G.W.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of intact specimens cf granite are of the order of onemost hard rock, in­ cluding granite. Is Interrupted by setsthe pro­ perties of the granite as measured in laboratory

  17. Streamlined Approach for Environmental Restoration (SAFER) Plan for Corrective Action Unit 539: Area 25 and Area 26 Railroad Tracks, Nevada Test Site, Nevada, Revision 0

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    Mark Krauss

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Streamlined Approach for Environmental Restoration (SAFER) Plan addresses the actions needed to achieve closure for Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 539, Areas 25 and 26 Railroad Tracks, as identified in the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO). A modification to the FFACOwas approved in May 2010 to transfer the two Railroad Tracks corrective action sites (CASs) from CAU 114 into CAU539. The two CASs are located in Areas 25 and 26 of the Nevada Test Site: • 25-99-21, Area 25 Railroad Tracks • 26-99-05, Area 26 Railroad Tracks This plan provides the methodology for field activities needed to gather the necessary information for closing the two CASs. There is sufficient information and process knowledge from historical documentation and investigations of similar sites regarding the expected nature and extent of potential contaminants to recommend closure of the CAU 539 Railroad Tracks CASs using the SAFER process. Additional information will be obtained by conducting a field investigation before selecting the appropriate corrective action for each CAS. The results of the field investigation should support a defensible recommendation that no further corrective action is necessary. If it is determined that complete clean closure cannot be accomplished during the SAFER, then a hold point will have been reached and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) will be consulted to determine whether the remaining contamination will be closed under the alternative corrective action of closure in place with use restrictions. This will be presented in a closure report that will be prepared and submitted to the NDEP for review and approval. The sites will be investigated based on the data quality objectives (DQOs) developed on December 14, 2009, by representatives of U.S.Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office; Navarro Nevada Environmental Services, LLC (NNES); and National Security Technologies, LLC. The DQO process has been used to identify and define the type, amount, and quality of data needed to determine and implement appropriate corrective actions for each Railroad Tracks CAS in CAU 539. The following text summarizes the SAFER activities that will support the closure of CAU 539: • Perform site preparation activities (e.g., utilities clearances, radiological surveys). • Collect in situ dose measurements. • Collect environmental samples from designated target populations (e.g., lead bricks) to confirm or disprove the presence of contaminants of concern (COCs) as necessary to supplement existing information. • If no COCs are present at a CAS, establish no further action as the corrective action. • If COCs exist, collect environmental samples from designated target populations (e.g., clean soil adjacent to contaminated soil) and submit for laboratory analyses to define the extent of COC contamination. If a COC is present at a CAS, NNES will consult NDEP to determine the path forward, then either: • Establish clean closure as the corrective action. The material to be remediated will be removed, disposed of as waste, and verification samples will be collected from remaining soil, or • Establish closure in place as the corrective action and implement the appropriate use restrictions.

  18. In Search of Big Instructions Arrvindh Shriraman, Sandhya Dwarkadas, and Michael L. Scott

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    Scott, Michael L.

    and energy efficiency. Examples in- clude vector and matrix operations, and common mathematical functions of instructions in the ISA. Our premise is that future ISAs need to return to the traditional CISC philoso- phy

  19. Fuel efficient train operations: A preliminary investigation with the locomotive data acquisition package on the Union Pacific Railroad. Interim report Jun-Nov 80

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    Larsen, K.W.

    1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Locomotive Data Acquisition Package (LDAP) is a research data acquisition system designed for use on board diesel locomotives. Between June 1980 and November 1980, a fuel efficient train operations experiment was conducted in cooperation with the Union Pacific Railroad using the LDAP. The experiment served both as a checkout of the LDAP unit, and as a preliminary study of the relationship between train handling and fuel consumption. The LDAP unit was operated on a Union Pacific Locomotive for 127 days during which data were collected for 53,936 miles of locomotive operation.

  20. APPLICATION OF CAST AND STPA TO RAILROAD SAFETY IN CHINA

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    Leveson, Nancy

    The accident analysis method called STAMP (System-Theoretic Accident Model), developed by Prof. Nancy Leveson

  1. Closure Report for Corrective Action Unit 539: Areas 25 and 26 Railroad Tracks Nevada National Security Site, Nevada with ROTC-1, Revision 0

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    Mark Kauss

    2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Closure Report (CR) presents information supporting the closure of Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 539: Areas 25 and 26 Railroad Tracks, Nevada National Security Site, Nevada. This CR complies with the requirements of the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO) that was agreed to by the State of Nevada; U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Management; U.S. Department of Defense; and DOE, Legacy Management. The corrective action sites (CASs) within CAU 539 are located within Areas 25 and 26 of the Nevada National Security Site. Corrective Action Unit 539 comprises the following CASs: • 25-99-21, Area 25 Railroad Tracks • 26-99-05, Area 26 Railroad Tracks The purpose of this CR is to provide documentation supporting the completed corrective actions and provide data confirming that the closure objectives for CASs within CAU 539 were met. To achieve this, the following actions were performed: • Reviewed documentation on historical and current site conditions, including the concentration and extent of contamination. • Conducted radiological walkover surveys of railroad tracks in both Areas 25 and 26. • Collected ballast and soil samples and calculated internal dose estimates for radiological releases. • Collected in situ thermoluminescent dosimeter measurements and calculated external dose estimates for radiological releases. • Removed lead bricks as potential source material (PSM) and collected verification samples. • Implemented corrective actions as necessary to protect human health and the environment. • Properly disposed of corrective action and investigation wastes. • Implemented an FFACO use restriction (UR) for radiological contamination at CAS 25-99-21. The approved UR form and map are provided in Appendix F and will be filed in the DOE, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO), Facility Information Management System; the FFACO database; and the NNSA/NSO CAU/CAS files. From November 29, 2010, through May 2, 2011, closure activities were performed as set forth in the Streamlined Approach for Environmental Restoration (SAFER) Plan for Corrective Action Unit 539: Areas 25 and 26 Railroad Tracks, Nevada Test Site, Nevada. The purposes of the activities as defined during the data quality objectives process were as follows: • Determine whether contaminants of concern (COCs) are present. • If COCs are present, determine their nature and extent, implement appropriate corrective actions, and properly dispose of wastes. Analytes detected during the closure activities were evaluated against final action levels (FALs) to determine COCs for CAU 539. Assessment of the data generated from closure activities revealed the following: • At CAS 26-99-05, the total effective dose for radiological releases did not exceed the FAL of 25 millirem per Industrial Area year. Potential source material in the form of lead bricks was found at three locations. A corrective action of clean closure was implemented at these locations, and verification samples indicated that no further action is necessary. • At CAS 25-99-21, the total effective dose for radiological releases exceeds the FAL of 25 millirem per Industrial Area year. Potential source material in the form of lead bricks was found at eight locations. A corrective action was implemented by removing the lead bricks and soil above FALs at these locations, and verification samples indicated that no further action is necessary. Pieces of debris with high radioactivity were identified as PSM and remain within the CAS boundary. A corrective action of closure in place with a UR was implemented at this CAS because closure activities showed evidence of remaining soil contamination and radioactive PSM. Future land use will be restricted from surface and intrusive activities. Closure activities generated waste streams consisting of industrial solid waste, recyclable materials, low-level radioactive waste, and mixed low-level radioactive waste. Wastes were disposed of in the appropriate onsite landfills. The NNSA/NSO prov

  2. Effect of Railroad Deregulation on Export - Grain Transportation Rate Structures.

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    Fuller, Stephen; MacDonald, James; Bessler, David; Wohlgenant, Michael

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    costs. A stratified ran dom sample of rail waybills drawn from the ICC Waybill Statistics show unit train use spread rapidly on the Plains region export routes in the early 1980s, especially be tween 1982 and 1984. In particular, in the 1981...

  3. Sponsored by William W. Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    Expenditures (In Billions) 4 #12;5 Network Planning's role is critical to company success Service Growth Capital Network Planning... -- Identifies where to add capacity to accommodate future growth -- Ensures Planning makes sure that the network is in the right place, with the right capabilities, to serve the right

  4. Railroad Environmental Conference University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    for Ethanol 2% - 5% Natural Gasoline (Low octane) Contains BTEX which are the regulated compounds Geology Elevated track bed with perched water Below track bed is a 35 foot clay later about 10 feet below grade Affected D.O. in Surface Water Impacted Sediment in Drainage Ditches #12;Typical methods=3 weeks

  5. Performance and alertness of railroad engineers on long duration trips

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    Karnali, Leona D., 1978-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present study investigated the performance and alertness of 8 healthy male participants between the age of 31 years and 65 years old in nighttime, long duration simulated train operation. Participants completed the ...

  6. Driver comprehension of railroad-highway grade crossings

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    Messick, Jennifer

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    each year; however, collisions at grade crossings are still a major concern. In order to continue improving safety at grade crossings, driver comprehension and driver attitudes must be investigated. This research investigated driver comprehension...

  7. Permeability, Resistivity and Strength of Fouled Railroad Ballast

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    Rahman, A. J.

    2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    particles between the ballast particles; therefore, permeability and resistivity were also correlated. The strength properties of clean and fouled ballast were also evaluated using large direct shear box and modified direct shear box (extension in height...

  8. Optimal Location of Railroad Wayside Defect Detection Installations

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    reduce inspection costs (e.g., labor) Examples of new technologies Wheel impact load detector (WILD systems #12;6 6 Wheel Impact Load Detectors (WILD) 1.5 x 5 in. Shell, 106 k1.5 x 5 in. Shell, 106 k. #12;10 10 Newer Technologies Image-Based (e.g. FactISTM) Wheel Profile Missing, Worn or Damaged

  9. William W. Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar Union Pacific's Next

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    Cluster VTI System #12;1010 Mid Chord Offset (10') Exception · 10' Mid Chord Offset (MCO) ­ Axle and calculate MCO. ­ 10' chord recommended and detection added to VTI's. ­ MCO initially developed to find the short profile exceptions in concrete tie track 5 ft 5 ft +MCO Y+5 Y=0 y-5 Rail Surface #12;1111 Mid

  10. Train Resistance and Railroad Emissions and Efficiency Mark Stehly

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    with respect to the wind. R is in lbs force or lbs force per ton of train weight. Train Resistance #12 lbs force per bearing at a typical wheel size. This is 0.6 lbs force per ton of train weight. Removal by 30% or more. Wheel/rail friction on tangent track without lubrication typically is 2 lbs force per

  11. Multi-modal Transportation > Highway Transportation > Trucking > Railroad transportation > Public transit > Rural transportation > Rural transit > Freight pipeline transportation > Airport planning and development > Airport maintenance > Bicycle and pedes

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    Multi-modal Transportation > Highway Transportation > Trucking > Railroad transportation > Public transit > Rural transportation > Rural transit > Freight pipeline transportation > Airport planning and development > Airport maintenance > Bicycle and pedestrian > Ports and waterways >>> Transportation operat

  12. Multi-modal Transportation > Highway Transportation > Trucking > Railroad transportation > Public transit > Rural transportation > Rural transit > Freig pipeline transportation > Airport planning and development > Airport maintenance > Bicycle and pedestr

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Multi-modal Transportation > Highway Transportation > Trucking > Railroad transportation > Public transit > Rural transportation > Rural transit > Freig pipeline transportation > Airport planning and development > Airport maintenance > Bicycle and pedestrian > Ports and waterways >>> Transportation ope

  13. http://tti.tamu.edu Multi-modal Transportation > Highway Transportation > Trucking > Railroad transportation > Public transit > Rural transportation > Rural transit > Freight

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    http://tti.tamu.edu Multi-modal Transportation > Highway Transportation > Trucking > Railroad transportation > Public transit > Rural transportation > Rural transit > Freight pipeline transportation >>> Transportation operat > Freight traffic > Commodities > Travel time > Travel demand > http

  14. ENERGY UTILIZATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES IN THE COAL-ELECTRIC CYCLE

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    Ferrell, G.C.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    plants. Only one coal slurry pipeline is currently operatinggenerally agreed that new coal slurry pipelines may have amade in railroad capacity, coal-slurry pipelines or expanded

  15. Multicriteria Network Equilibrium Modeling with Variable Weights for Decision-Making in the Information Age with Applications to Telecommuting and Teleshopping

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    Nagurney, Anna

    ." Related transformations have occurred in history through such technological innovations as the telegraph and telephone, railroads, electricity, the mass production of the automobile, and/or the introduction of air, such as in the case of roads for automobiles and other vehicles, or tracks as in the case of railroads

  16. Digital Watermark Detection in Visual Multimedia Content

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    Uhl, Andreas

    Digital Watermark Detection in Visual Multimedia Content Peter Meerwald Cumulative thesis (online or video. Watermark detection is an integral component of a watermarking system. This cumulative thesis. The computational effort for blind, spread-spectrum watermark detection is analyzed in- cluding the determination

  17. Measuring Similarity in Large-scale Folksonomies Giovanni Quattrone1

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    Ferrara, Emilio

    Measuring Similarity in Large-scale Folksonomies Giovanni Quattrone1 , Emilio Ferrara2 , Pasquale by power law distributions of tags, over which commonly used similarity metrics, in- cluding the Jaccard to capture similarity in large-scale folksonomies, that is based on a mutual reinforcement principle: that is

  18. USING RANDOM MATRIX THEORY TO DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF ENDMEMBERS IN A HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGE

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    Damelin, Steven

    chemical unmixing [1], extracting speech signals in a noisy band [2], unmixing minerals [3] and unmixing en of spectral endmembers in a hyper- spectral image is an important step in the spectral unmixing process of endmembers in an image is im- portant for the processing of many different types of data, in- cluding

  19. INTRODUCTION In both the military and commercial sectors,

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    Virginia, University of

    vehicles (UAVs), unmanned air combat vehicles, unmanned underwater vehicles, and a plethora of ground and develop- ment in the field of unmanned vehicles, which in- clude remotely piloted vehicles, unmanned air of the expected future use of clusters of unmanned vehicles that can both re- spond to human commands as well

  20. Short Communication Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus in Pigs

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    -Valentine leukocidin (PVL), present in 43 (58.9%) isolates overall, in- cluding all major CCs and the MRSA ST5-SCCmec of methicillin-resistant Staphy- lococcus aureus (MRSA) strains has become a serious challenge for human infection control and antibiotic therapy. Livestock-associated MRSA strains (LA-MRSA) have recently emerged

  1. Broad-Scale Analysis Contradicts the Theory That Generation Time Affects Molecular Evolutionary Rates in Plants

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    Johnston, Mark

    Abstract. Several studies of plant taxa have con- cluded that generation time, including annual/ perennial in animals, there is little theoretical basis for why generation-time effects would exist in plants. Furthermore, previous reports fail to establish the generality of a generation-time effect in plants be- cause

  2. Rhythm Reproduction in Kindergarten, Reading Performance at Second Grade, and Developmental Dyslexia Theories

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Dyslexia Theories Georges Dellatolasa,b,*, Laurence Watierb, Marie-The´re`se Le Normanda, Todd Lubarta to read. In 1951, Stambak provided preliminary evi- dence that children with dyslexia performed less well-related theories of developmental dyslexia. It is con- cluded that simple rhythm reproduction tasks in kindergarten

  3. Distributed Intelligence: Overview of the Field and its Application in Multi-Robot Systems

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    Parker, Lynne E.

    or system, in- cluding agents, humans, robots, smart sensors, and so forth. In these systems, different carrier flight deck, who are segmented into the catapult crew, the landing signal officers, ordnance- men, sensors, computer systems, and even people and animals (such as search and rescue dogs) that can work

  4. Characteristic temperature in magnetically doped amorphous semiconductors E. Helgren, J. J. Cherry, L. Zeng, and F. Hellman

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    Hellman, Frances

    such as Gd into amorphous Si produces dramatic effects in electrical transport below a characteristic causes dra- matic effects in the magnetic and transport properties, in- cluding enormous negative glass freezing temperature, Tf. However T* represents a funda- mentally different magnetic thermal

  5. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 000, 000--000 (1994) The detection of hot ethanol in G34.3+0.15

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    Millar, Tom

    Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 000, 000--000 (1994) The detection of hot ethanol in G34.3+0.15 T. J rotational transitions of ethanol in the submillimetre spectrum of the molecular cloud associated, cannot be made by purely gas­phase processes, and we con­ clude that the ethanol must be formed

  6. An analysis of levels of living of Spanish-American rural and urban families in two South Texas counties

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    Clements, Harold McCutcheon

    1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of tlousing, medical Servicesg educational *' cgzities, local gcveznment exz andi tures and communitJ services in tnres major rag~Gus oz the Jnited States l the gorth, South and Meet. They COnCluded titus &ZJZaz PeOPle . -lore diaadV=ntt gedg Ccm...

  7. Applications of Engineering and Financial Analysis to the Valuation of Investments in Railroad Infrastructure 

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    Roco, Craig E.

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    to legislative proposals to relocate hazardous materials transported by rail around metropolitan areas. A risk analysis model was developed to predict the risk of exposure from the release of a hazardous material following a train derailment so that changes...

  8. AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF GRASP PART I: ALGORITHMS

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    Resende, Mauricio G. C.

    of such techniques in- clude simulated annealing (Kirkpatrick, 1984), tabu search (Glover, 1989, 1990; Glover

  9. Development of an Ontology to Assist the Modeling of Accident Scenarii "Application on Railroad Transport "

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    Maalel, Ahmed; Mejri, Lassad; Ghezela, Henda Hajjami Ben

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In a world where communication and information sharing are at the heart of our business, the terminology needs are most pressing. It has become imperative to identify the terms used and defined in a consensual and coherent way while preserving linguistic diversity. To streamline and strengthen the process of acquisition, representation and exploitation of scenarii of train accidents, it is necessary to harmonize and standardize the terminology used by players in the security field. The research aims to significantly improve analytical activities and operations of the various safety studies, by tracking the error in system, hardware, software and human. This paper presents the contribution of ontology to modeling scenarii for rail accidents through a knowledge model based on a generic ontology and domain ontology. After a detailed presentation of the state of the art material, this article presents the first results of the developed model.

  10. Enhancements to passive warning devices for use at railroad-highway grade crossings

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    Mynier, Charles Leroy

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the same photographs. A preliminary public survey was conducted in Bryan, Texas at the State Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office. Sixty motorists were surveyed with approximately thirty people answering each of the two styles of portfolio questions... locations within Midland, Texas from January 7-10, 1992. The first location was in the common area of Midland Park Mall and the second location was the State DPS license office. The survey was administered to 260 participants who were selected at random...

  11. Trucking country : food politics and the transformation of rural life in Postwar America

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    Hamilton, Shane, 1976-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Trucking replaced railroads as the primary link between rural producers and urban consumers in the mid-twentieth century. With this technological change came a fundamental transformation of the defining features of rural ...

  12. Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons on the vegetation of a railroad right-of-way

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    Hancock, James Leonard

    1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in the epicuticular leaf waxes of selected plant species growing along a railrcad right-of-way was conduct:ed near Bryan, Texas from October 1967 to February 1969, The objectives of the study were to correlate diesel... locomotive exhaust emissions to PAH on Lhe vege tation of the righL- of way and to compar'e PAH levels on right of way piants to levels on similar species growing in an area isolated from locomotive emissions, The PAH were isolated from leaf wax extracts...

  13. An investigation of driver behavior at highway-railroad grade crossings

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    Shull, Lee Anne

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    crossing results, in that the presence of a crossing (rather than the presence of a train) is indicated by the location of the crossbucks. The driver is ultimately responsible for achieving safe passage across a passive crossing because no warning devices...

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

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    Frieslaar, Andre Henry

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2 Highway Speed Limit Classification 3 Light Condition Classification 4 Presence of Drunk Driver Classification 5 Driver Age Group Classification . . 43 50 52 57 LIST OF TABLES TABLE Page 1 Fatal Accidents Based on FARS Traffic Control... Device 2 Traffic Control Comparison between FARS and DOT/AAR Databases. . . 3 Fatal Accident Rates Based on DOT/AAR Traffic Control Device . 4 Driver Related Factor Results 5 FARS Variables Used in Analysis . 6 Driver Related Factor Classification...

  15. Guidelines for storage distance between highway-highway and highway-railroad intersections

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    Harry, Scott Raymond

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    movemenLs are subject to progression, and/or for design volume-to-capacity ratios less than one. The following two equations were selected to evaluate the queuing probability model: Arrival, X = 1. 1 x V/3600 where X = an ival rate in equivalent...). The an ival rate and service rate can be expressed m any unit of time as long as the units are the same for both rate. TABLE I Queuing Performance Equations for Random Arrival-Random Service Single Channel Systems Queuing Characteristics M/M/1 (, FIFO...

  16. Role of Money in Rural Family Living.

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    Nelson, Bardin H.

    1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    area of Texas to determine if family patterns concerning the use of money follow traditional values associated with subsistence farming or values associated with commercial farming. The six sample counties in- cluded in the study were Collin, Hunt... commercial farming culture. The acceptance rate of new values varies from one family to another. Cultural norms concerning right and wrong adjust- ments have been slow in developing. Until a more clearcut basis is developed to define social roles...

  17. Hydrodynamic effect on oil accumulation in a stratigraphic trap, Kitty Field, Powder River Basin, Wyoming

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    Larberg, Gregory Martin

    1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    stratigraphic traps in the Lower Cretaceous Muddy Sandstones on the east flank of the basin (Figure 1). The nine ? township area immediately surrounding Kitty in- cludes Kingsbury and Mill ? Gillette fields and is well ? suited for hydrodynamic study because... understanding of the relationships between pressures, flow, and the rocks themselves. 14 Nethods Subsurface data from the nine township area surround- ing Kitty field is abundant and readily available from in- dustry sources. Over 530 class "A" (analyzable...

  18. Economies of Size on Farms in the Blackland Area of Texas.

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    Anderson, Carl G.; Moore, D. S.

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ........................................................................... Objectives 5 .................................................................... Area of Study 5 Concepts and Procedures ................................................ 6 Analytical Techniques .............................................. 6 Plant Sizes... per dollar farm sales. Short-run cost curves are developed of the five plant sizes, and an envelope or planning curve is fitted to the short-run larger than the three-man, six-row unit are not in- cluded in the analysis, it appears that average...

  19. Environments of deposition and diagenesis of the Jurassic Upper Smackover Formation in the Lincoln Parish area, Louisiana

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    Palko, Gregory Jonathan

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of arasonite allochems and cements, leaching, precivita- tior. of' equant calcite meniscus and rim cements, mosaic ce- ment, coarse sparry calcite cement, commonly syrtaxial and po. '&ilo+opic, and solution compaction. Late diasenesis in- cludes... APPENDICES I-V. . . . ~ VI TA ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ -". 0 20 35 48 48 ~r 4 61 62 73 76 80 85 131 LISI' OF FIGURES FIGURE PAGE Ucoer Smackover lithofacies mac showing the distribution of the major facies...

  20. The Evolving Organization of U.S. Innovation Agencies: An Overview

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    BONVILLIAN, William B.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    3D printing). Other strands proposed by AMP in- cluded advanced materials, “smart” manufacturing, advanced robotics, energy-

  1. Monday 28th May Time Workshop Location

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    Allan, Freelance, in- cluding The Guardian, MEN Lifestyle, Metro, The Telegraph and more. Room 1.23 11

  2. CORRESPONDENCE www.nature.com/naturebiotechnology DECEMBER 2002 VOLUME 20 nature biotechnology

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    Parrott, Wayne

    more specific." He con- cludes: "As GM crops offer potential bene- fits, it would be in the industry

  3. Agent-based Planning and Simulation of Combined Rail/Road Luca Maria Gambardella, Andrea E. Rizzoli

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    Gambardella, Luca Maria

    on trains and assigns trucks to deliver them to the source terminal and to pick them up in the destination and promote intermodal transport as a vi- able alternative to long-haul road transport [1]. The PLATFORM in the terminals throughput might reduce the per- centage of long-haul transports on the road. Be- cause

  4. William W. Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar Freight Railroad Energy

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    fuel & alternatives (Btu's per gallon) Biodiesel, Fischer-Tropsch syn fuel & DME Liquefied natural.2008 Billion US gallons = 27.258 Billion liters of diesel fuel equivalent * Ton-mile statistics from US DOT (importance v difficulties) North American freight RRs (defining characteristics) Energy density of diesel

  5. *Transport and Mobility Laboratory, School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, cole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne, Station 18, Lausanne, CH 1015, Email: {prem.viswanathan, michel.bierlaire}@epfl.ch

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    Bierlaire, Michel

    to a fixed contracting fee over the entire planning horizon. In addition, the railroad company must also bear's railroads operate with diesel fuel. Even though most of the railroad network in Europe is electrified, US railroads depend almost entirely on diesel fuel. Association of American Railroads has calculated

  6. Locus Technologies 2014 Lost in the Cloud?

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    Railroads already own millions of environmental, analytical, and other records across a portfolio of sites to efficiently mine data for actionable information And, you can't manage what you can't measure 2014© Locus-based environmental data management software used by many organizations in Energy, Chemical, Mining, Agriculture

  7. An analytical study of rail grinding optimization for rail-head fatigue defect prevention 

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    Jones, Scott Laurence

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the last two decades, the railroad industry has experienced a significant increase in heavy axle loads acting on railroad rails. In addition, railroad operations have been consolidated resulting in the elimination of ...

  8. Worker termite Winged termite Winged Ant Termites in Wisconsin

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    Balser, Teri C.

    timbers, railroad ties, or other infested wood. Once they get established, they slowly spread and can by pest control companies. The over-the-counter baits people find in stores are not as reliable. Baiting have a problem take time to call two or more companies to get a price and opinion. Termite damage

  9. Gutierrez et al 1 Advancements in Fastening System Design for

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    -haul railroads. Reducing life cycle costs of concrete crosstie fastening systems is of paramount importance the development of high-speed passenger rail systems; the need for improved concrete crossties and fasteningGutierrez et al 1 Advancements in Fastening System Design for North American Concrete Crossties

  10. Germ cells of the centipede Strigamia maritima are specified early in embryonic development

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    Green, Jack E.; Akam, Michael

    2014-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    until they reach the gonad, and provides little or no evidence for this description in the accompanying figures. Given the ambiguity, previous surveys of germ cell development have con- cluded that centipede PGCs arise late in embryogenesis from gonadal... (Thermo Scientific). The product of cDNA synthesis reaction in which no RNA had been added to the reaction was used as a no template control. Primer sequences used to detect nanos2, vasa, bra1, en and tubulin are provided in Supplementary Table 2. All...

  11. Laboratory Testing to Address the Potential for Damaging Hydraulic Pressure in the Concrete Tie Rail Seat

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    Laboratory Testing to Address the Potential for Damaging Hydraulic Pressure in the Concrete Tie of different combinations of concrete ties and fastening system components to RSD (1). TTC's tests resulted) is the most critical problem with concrete tie performance on North American freight railroads. Currently

  12. BORON--2002 13.1 References that include a section mark () are found in the Internet

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    , statistical assistant, and the world production table was prepared by Regina R. Coleman, international data project teams will share about $14.2 million in Federal funding, to be matched by $7.1 million locally Railroad Administration, 2001§1 ). A public-private partnership of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE

  13. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE 49:709718 (2006) Smoking Imputation and Lung Cancer in

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    Reid, Nancy

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE 49:709­718 (2006) Smoking Imputation and Lung Cancer exhaust exposure and lung cancer mortality in a large retrospective cohort study of US railroad workers­1996. Mortality analyses incorporated the effect of smoking on lung cancer risk. Results The smoking adjusted

  14. Origin of the Structures in the C-12(o-16,alpha) Reaction - Dominance of Ne-20-Star and O-16-Star Sequential Alpha-Decay Processes

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    Murakami, T.; Ungricht, E.; Takahashi, N.; Lui, YW; Mihara, Y.; Neese, R. E.; Takada, E.; Tanner, D. M.; Tribble, Robert E.; Nagatani, K.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?(24Mg)=20.2 MeV state. The solid and dashed curves are the theoretical spectra obtatined by the Hauser-Feshbach code EVA (see the text, Sec. V). I oo 0.5- 0.0 50 I I30 20 E?( Mg} MeV l39.4 I36.4 l33.5 IO B. Experimental results Inclusive..., we modified the Monte Carlo code EVA (Ref. 23) which fol- lows the Hauser-Feshbach formalism. The calculation in- cludes the successive evaporation of neutrons, protons, and a particles. The level densities used are from the prescription...

  15. 6_07_sft_ntce_electrical:Layout 1.qxd

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

    and users at Argonne should exercise great vigilance in checking to see that: * Only NRTL-labeled equipment (in- cluding separate cables) or equip- ment inspected by a...

  16. U.S. DEPARTl\\IENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGE M EN T CEN T

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

    A9 Information gathering (inCluding, but not limited 10, literature surveys, inventories, audits). data analysis (including computer modeling), document preparation (such...

  17. u.s. DEPARUl1ENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CEN T ER

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

    A9 Information gathering (inCluding, but not limited to, literature surveys, inventories, audits), data analysis (induding computer modeling), document preparation (such as...

  18. u.s. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAG EM ENT CENTER NEPA...

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

    A9 Information gathering (including, but not limited to. literature surveys, inventories, audits), data analysis (inCluding computer modeling), document preparation (such...

  19. Y-12 National Security Complex DOE Oak Ridge Environmental Management...

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

    an FFA milestone of Sept. 30, 2012. The characterization strategy fol- lowed the UEFPC Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) and in- cluded radiation walkover surveys and soil...

  20. Using Flue Gas Huff 'n Puff Technology and Surfactants to Increase Oil Production from the Antelope Shale Formation of the Railroad Gap Oil Field

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    McWilliams, Michael

    2001-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

    This project was designed to test cyclic injection of exhaust flue gas from compressors located in the field to stimulate production from Antelope Shale zone producers. Approximately 17,000 m{sup 3} ({+-}600 MCF) of flue gas was to be injected into each of three wells over a three-week period, followed by close monitoring of production for response. Flue gas injection on one of the wells would be supplemented with a surfactant.

  1. Field tests of timber railroad bridge piles

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    Donovan, Kendra Ann

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    with crane??????????? 29 2.8 Plan view of load cells and string pot arrangement beneath bent cap??.. 29 3.1 Plot of load (Crane B) vs. time for Pile 1?????????????. 30 3.2 Plot of load (Crane B) vs. time for Pile 2?????????????. 31 3.3 Plot... of load (Crane B) vs. time for Pile 3?????????????. 32 3.4 Plot of load (Crane B) vs. time for Pile 4?????????????..33 3.5 Plot of load (Crane B) vs. time for Pile 5?????????????. 34 3.6 Plot of load (Crane B) vs. time for Pile 6...

  2. SECURING AND PROTECTING AMERICA'S RAILROAD SYSTEM

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    Nagurney, Anna

    , HARRISBURG JEREMY F. PLANT, PH. D SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD R. YOUNG, PH. D SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ©2007 The Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg #12;2 TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 5

  3. ILLINOIS RAILROAD ENGINEERING A Quantitative Decision Support

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    between capital investment and delay cost Link (sub) properties Alternatives generator Capacity expansion alternatives (cost & additional capacity) Estimated future traffic (trains/day/OD) Budget Investment Selection: ­ Infrastructure ­ Equipment ­ Train dispatching, traffic mix ­ Human resources Network Capacity must be increased

  4. Distillate Fuel Oil Sales for Railroad Use

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 111 1,613 122 40Coal Stocks at1,066,688 760,877 951,322 1,381,127 1,710,513 1,751,162

  5. Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety | Department

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 1112011 Strategic Plan Departmentof EnergyPublic LawEnergyEnhanced Reduceof Energy

  6. Federal Railroad Administration | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 1112011 Strategic Plan| Department of.pdf6-OPAMDepartment6Awards »Facilities |Federal

  7. Railroad Commission of Texas | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to:Ezfeedflag JumpID-f < RAPID‎ | Roadmap Jump to:b <RGSRadium HotRail Splitter Wind

  8. Railroad Valley Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to:Ezfeedflag JumpID-f < RAPID‎ | Roadmap Jump to:b <RGSRadium HotRail Splitter

  9. An implicit centered finite-difference simulation for free surface flows in a rocking tank

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    Jobst, William Edward

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    include the liquid movement in closed containers such as tank trucks on highways and railroads, liquid fuel tanks in space vehicles' and contained liquid cargo in oceangoing vessels. Interest in this particular fluid phenomenon has grown consider...AN IMPLICIT CENTERED FINITE-DIFFERENCE SIMULATION FOR FREE SURFACE FLOWS IN A ROCKING TANK A Thesis by WILLIAM EDWARD JOBST Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A8M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree...

  10. Stray current control in rehabilitating rail transit facilities

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Fitzgerald, J.H. III; Bosma, R.; Paladines, F.

    1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An old Chicago direct current electrified railway yard and shop are being rehabilitated. Modern stray current control techniques are being introduced. Efficient rail operation and safety for the public and operating personnel are paramount. Metra is Chicago's commuter railroad, serving six counties in the metropolitan area. The Electric District, which was electrified in 1926, is a heavy rail system from downtown, serving the south side and suburbs. Operating on the same tracks from Randolph St., to Kensington is America's last electric interurban line, the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad. All trains operate on 1,500-V direct current (DC) propulsion from an overhead catenary system, with the running rails as the negative return.

  11. Propagation of nonlinear waves in waveguides and application to nondestructive stress measurement

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    Nucera, Claudio

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A.D. ,  1975.   Lateral  buckling  of  railroad  tracks Kerr, A.D. , 1978a.  Lateral buckling or railroad tracks buckling  collapse  mechanisms  characterized  by  sudden  and  rapid  lateral 

  12. Coal Transportation Issues (released in AEO2007)

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Most of the coal delivered to U.S. consumers is transported by railroads, which accounted for 64% of total domestic coal shipments in 2004. Trucks transported approximately 12% of the coal consumed in the United States in 2004, mainly in short hauls from mines in the East to nearby coal-fired electricity and industrial plants. A number of minemouth power plants in the West also use trucks to haul coal from adjacent mining operations. Other significant modes of coal transportation in 2004 included conveyor belt and slurry pipeline (12%) and water transport on inland waterways, the Great Lakes, and tidewater areas (9%).

  13. The GIS Revolution in Transportation

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    Harrison, Glen

    2006-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    ? Aviation ? Railroads ? Waterways ? Motor Carrier ? Private automobile ? Government Applications ? State and Local government ? Federal government ? Future Trends 5 OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY GIS-T Defined ? GIS... Commercial Applications - Railroads Rail yard management. 13 OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Commercial Applications - Railroads Intermodal rail operations at the Port of Tacoma, Washington. 14 OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S...

  14. A History of Manufactures in the Kansas Fuel District

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    Douglas, Richard L.

    1910-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    are thus the great coal-producing formations that are found in this section, and produce by far the largest share of the coal mined in Kansas . 2 8 The only other coal-bearing shale of any importance in the state, and it does not extend into any except... Kansas, so far as known, is the Osage shale, 2000 feet above the Cherokee shale, which has been important in that it has both supplied a local demand, and has furnished a great deal of coal to the Santa Fe railroad. 2 9 The output of the mines...

  15. The potential use of biogeochemistry in the detection of petroleum microseepage

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    Klusman, R.W.; Saeed, M.A. (Colorado School of Mines, Golden (United States)); Abu-Ali, M.A. (Aramco, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia))

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Biogeochemistry was applied to the indirect detection of petroleum microseepage in the vicinity of Eagle Springs oil field, Railroad Valley, Nevada, and Cave Canyon field, Paradox basin, Utah. Trace elements were measured in native vegetation over and surrounding areas of production at the test sites. The oxidation of microseepage in the upper part of the soil column is postulated to cause an increase in plant uptake of transition trace elements such as iron, manganese, and vanadium, and a decrease in plant uptake of alkaline earth elements such as calcium, strontium, and barium. Compared to nonproductive areas, an increase in uptake of transition trace elements and a decrease in alkaline earth elements was observed in Fourwing salt-bush over Eagle Springs field. The postulated increase in uptake of transition trace elements and decrease in alkaline earth elements was not as apparent in Big sage-brush nor in Utah juniper over the Cave Canyon field. The observation of the postulated effects on vegetation at Eagle Springs may be due to the relatively large rates of microseepage independently observed using other methods, and the extensive faulting in Railroad Valley. The weaker response observed at Cave Canyon may reflect the lack of faulting and the retention of light hydrocarbons in the reservoir. Another possible reason for weal response is that the available plant species at Cave Canyon do not exhibit the effect at the lower soil pH measured in the area. At low pH and low Eh, the solubility of transition elements in soil pore waters and plant uptake is increased. Due to the high soil pH of the Railroad Valley area, the uptake of alkaline earth elements should be decreased where microseepage is occurring because of crystallization of carbonate minerals.

  16. BULLETIN OF MARINE SCIENCE, 75(3): 481485, 2004 481Bulletin of Marine Science

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    Morrissey, John F.

    from the Gulf of Honduras to the Gulf of Go- nave in Hispaniola. The eastern end of the Cayman Trench of the western Atlantic from North Carolina to Florida, in- cluding the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba, Hispaniola

  17. 296 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, VOL. 9, NO. 2, APRIL 2012 Performance Assessment and Design for Univariate

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    Wang, Jiandong

    (PDFs) of the univariate process variable in the normal and abnormal conditions. Thus, a new method to various industrial plants in- cluding power, chemical, and petrochemical plants. Index Terms-- Averaged

  18. BULLETIN (New Series) OF THE AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY

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    Marsden, Jerrold

    the principles of mechanics, in- cluding the law of universal gravitation to the determination of the motion is discussed in detail. One of the key ideas is that the competing gravitational pull between ce- lestial

  19. Published: November 11, 2011 r 2011 American Chemical Society 374 dx.doi.org/10.1021/es202494d |Environ. Sci. Technol. 2012, 46, 374381

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    Hammock, Bruce D.

    Biosolids from wastewater treatment are often applied to land as fertilizer, providing another)ŔMS for the detection of TCC in samples such as urine, blood, water, and biosolids in- clude sample preparation steps

  20. Japan’s Defense White Paper as a Tool for Promoting Defense Transparency

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    SUKEGAWA, Yasushi

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and activities of the MOD/SDF (Part III). It is one of theof the Self-Defense Forces (SDF) came to be in- cluded inits coverage to include the SDF’s disaster respons- es and

  1. China's Civil-Military Integration

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    LAFFERTY, Brian; SHRABERG, Aaron; CLEMENS, Morgan

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    industrial development plans, China hopes that civilianin primary source research on China’s defense-related S&Tresearch interests in- clude China’s defense-related S&T

  2. Figure I.-White sturgeon, Acipenser rransmontanllS, top, and green sturgeon, Acipenser medirosrris, below (after Hart, 1973).

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    the sharks, in- cluding the inferior mouth supported by jaws, the spiracles, and the heterocercal caudal fin rows of prominent bony plates, each with a curved sharp spine, located on the mid-dorsal, mid

  3. Juillet-Aot 1954 No 337 LE LAITALE DES QUESTIONS LAITIRES

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    Boyer, Edmond

    @di.unipi.it Abstract--We describe the main architecture and the design principles of the Service/Resource Discovery of the tasks of the project. This in- cludes the implementation of the Service/Resource Dis- covery System

  4. KRAMER AND SARGENT VOL. 5 ' NO. 11 ' 85068514 ' 2011 www.acsnano.org

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    , Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G4, Canada F irst- and second-generation photovol- taics (PV)1 are composed of well installations. BoS costs in- clude factors such as the mechanical rack- ing, installation labor, inverters

  5. BULLETIN (New Series) OF THE AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY

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    Ross, Shane

    the principles of mechanics, in- cluding the law of universal gravitation, to the determination of the motion is that the competing gravitational pull between ce- lestial bodies creates a vast array of passageways that wind around

  6. Superstar CEOs

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    Malmendier, Ulrike; Tate, Geoffrey

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    which in- cludes salary, bonus, other annual compensation (compensation (tcc) is salary plus bonus. We use this data totdc1) is salary plus bonus plus other annual plus restricted

  7. What explains the increased utilization of Powder River Basin coal in electric power generation?

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    Gerking, S.; Hamilton, S.F. [University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (United States)

    2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This article examines possible explanations for increased utilization of Powder River Basin (PRB) coal in electric power generation that occurred over the last two decades. Did more stringent environmental policy motivate electric power plants to switch to less polluting fuels? Or, did greater use of PRB coal occur because relative price changes altered input markets in favor of this fuel. A key finding is that factors other than environmental policy such as the decline in railroad freight rates together with elastic demand by power plants were major contributors to the increased utilization of this fuel.

  8. Paleoautecology of Caninia torquia (Owen) from the Beil Limestone Member (Pennsylvanian, Virgilian), Kansas

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    Maerz, R. H., Jr.

    1978-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

    in Heliophyllum halli from the Devonian of New York, con- cluded that variation was the result of mode of reproduction, stability on the substratum, age, rejuvenescence, and differential growth rate. Oliver ( 1958 ) concluded that individ- ual variation... in Heliophyllum halli from the Devonian of New York, con- cluded that variation was the result of mode of reproduction, stability on the substratum, age, rejuvenescence, and differential growth rate. Oliver ( 1958 ) concluded that individ- ual variation...

  9. Remote Sensing of Railroad Locomotive Emissions: A Feasibility Study

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    Denver, University of

    of General Motors (EMD) or General Electric Transportation Systems (GETS). A diesel- electric locomotive and Donald H. Stedman Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Denver Denver, CO 80208 July. Carbon monoxide (CO) levels become elevated primarily due to direct emission of the gas. Ground

  10. ONE WAY ONE WAY KB&S Railroad

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    Ginzel, Matthew

    VAWT SHLY WOOD DUHM DMNT FWLR HNLY MRRT VLAB DOYL LCC MATH BRNG REC ME KCTR YONG UPSB BCHM NUCL KNOY

  11. U.S. Railroad Safety Statistics and Trends

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    injuries with no days away from work. Includes fatal injuries. Data for Sweden & Norway (1993-96) and for U.S. (all years) is per 200,000 hours actually worked, hence higher....

  12. ILLINOIS -RAILROAD ENGINEERING Understanding the Transition Behavior of

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    at Level Crossings on US High Speed Rail Shared Corridors Francesco Bedini Jacobini PhD Student Rail

  13. american railroads mechanical: Topics by E-print Network

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

    company's series. It seems more... Levine, Stuart 1976-01-01 4 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Center for Financial ResearchAsset Salability and Debt Maturity: Evidence...

  14. Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Rail Routing |

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 1112011 Strategic Plan Departmentof EnergyPublic LawEnergyEnhanced Reduce

  15. Railroad Commission of Texas, Oil and Gas Division | Open Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual Siteof Energy 2,AUDITCalifornia Sector: Wind energy Product:Anatolia JumpRSE

  16. Alaska Administrative Code - Title 17, Chapter 15 - Utility and Railroad

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to:Ezfeedflag JumpID-fTriWildcat 1AMEEAisin Seiki G60Alameda County,90 -Definitions

  17. Name: Lisa Anderson Organization: Tri-City Railroad Company

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's Possible for Renewable Energy: GridTruck PlatooningJefferson7593 LECTIJHES ONThe Role9085023 Name:

  18. Texas Railroad Commission - Pollution Discharge Regulations | Open Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere IRaghuraji Agro Industries PvtStratosolar JumpTennessee/WindPetroleum Storage Tanks Webpage Jump

  19. Historic Railroad Building Goes Net Zero | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(Fact Sheet), GeothermalGridHYDROGEND D e e p p a aHilton

  20. Undergraduate Civil Engineering Our recent graduates hold jobs in a wide spectrum of areas such as infrastructure engineering consulting

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    Ottino, Julio M.

    of areas such as infrastructure engineering consulting (buildings, bridges, railroads, power plants, water include Amazon, Boeing, Accenture, ARCADIS, Mass Electric Construction, General Dynamics' Electric Boat

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    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    diesel engines, such as those in trucks and automobiles, as well as off-highway engines, such as those in railroad locomotives and agricultural machinery. Products known...

  2. rail regulatory matrix

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    from railroad operations. 6 The state role in highway regulations related to substance abuse is confined to a limited discretion available to states in excepting certain persons...

  3. aluminum dust explosion: Topics by E-print Network

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

    dust are investigated in order to study their potential Aste, Andreas 369 EFFECT OF COAL DUST ONEFFECT OF COAL DUST ON RAILROAD BALLAST STRENGTHRAILROAD BALLAST STRENGTH...

  4. DIGITAL VISION & PHOTODISC Distributed

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    Simeone, Osvaldo

    of scalability and energy efficiency and offers new opportunities through the interplay with specific distributed, to the advances in telegraphy and, later, wireless transmission. Railroad transportation, geodesy (measurement

  5. The roller coaster formerly known as the PRB

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    Medine, E.S.; Schwartz, S. [Energy Ventures Analysis Inc., Arlington, VA (United States)

    2006-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The article examines the reason for the recent spike in prices of Powder River Basin coal. Ultimately this is tied to railroad performance. 4 figs.

  6. Optimization Online - Shunting Minimal Rail Car Allocation

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    Marco E. Luebbecke

    2003-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Jun 30, 2003 ... Abstract: We consider the rail car management at industrial in-plant railroads. Demands for materials or empty cars are characterized by a track, ...

  7. Conversations for a Smarter Planet: 18 in a Series IBM, the IBM logo and ibm.com are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the Web at "Copyri

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    25 years. And that demand is a good thing. Rail is two to five times more energy efficient than road increasing demands on railroads to ensure safety. Quite simply, today's aging infrastructure and technology the railroad's infrastructure and passenger demand, to assemble and schedule more than 5,000 passenger trains

  8. Muckraking elements in Frank Norris's "The Octopus.

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    Leitz, Robert Charles

    1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ~. eauirement f' or tne o-gree oi' l'?SASH OZ J~DTS liUCiQiriKIRG 'LEREi&TS IiV EH. INK IlGRRIS' S TRE GCT01?US A Thesis by RGBERT CEP. RLES LEITZ & III Approved as to sty1e and content by: ~Vir, "i r. 'roan o~ Coizraitte' q ( r Read. . Depanl, !a nt... prooi or examples to support his statement. He says: "I y~ks Qoto s, y'o or tl d J Valley, Norri. s became quit;= emphatically, a. muck-raker, a commentator in fictional form on the "cts of the Southern pacific Railroad which w re so to arouse...

  9. Potential for the use of biogeochemistry in the detection of petroleum

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    Klusman, R.W.; Saeed, M.A. (Colorado School of Mines, Golden (United States)); Abu-Ali, M.A. (ARAMCO, Golden, CO (United States))

    1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Biogeochemistry was applied to the indirect detection of petroleum microseepage in the vicinity of the Eagle Springs oil field, Railroad Valley, Nevada and Cave Canyon field, Paradox basin, Utah. Trace elements were measured in native vegetation over and surrounding areas of production at the test sites. The oxidation of microseepage in the upper part of the soil column is postulated to cause an increase in plant uptake of transition trace elements such as iron, manganese, vanadium, and a decrease in plant uptake of alkaline earth elements such as calcium, strontium, and barium. An increase in uptake of transition trace elements and a decrease in alkaline earth elements was observed in Fourwing saltbush over the Eagle Springs field. The postulated increase in uptake of transition trace elements and decrease in alkaline earth elements was not observed in Big Sagebrush nor in Utah juniper over the Cave Canyon field. The observation of the postulated effects at Eagle Springs may be due to the relatively large rates of microseepage independently observed using other methods, or the loss of the light hydrocarbons and extensive faulting in Railroad Valley. The apparent failure to observed the same effect at Cave Canyon may reflect the lack of faulting and the retention of light hydrocarbons in the reservoir. Another possibility is that the available plant species at Cave Canyon do not exhibit the effect at the lower soil pH measured in the area. The theory predicts that the increased uptake of transition elements and decreased uptake of alkaline earth elements will be enhanced at high soil pH.

  10. CEE Illinois Newsletter http://universityofillinois.createsend1.com/...wEmail/r/F1F139E4F55756B12540EF23F30FEDED/92D33BD48E5F948444D0DD5392A9C75A[9/10/2013 3:17:11 PM

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    Minsker, Barbara S.

    Infrastructure Systems, Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency, Risk Management and Resilience, and Safe monitoring promises safer railroad bridges As interest gains in implementing high-speed rail in North America, CEE researchers are developing innovative ways to monitor existing railroad infrastructure to ensure

  11. materials so as to avoid populated areas (13). Furthermore, the inevitable transferal of risk from one community to another raises

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    and Christopher P. L. Barkan 65 Hazardous materials traffic originates and terminates at numerous locations of security concerns and several fatal railroad hazardous materials accidents, railroads' interest in all possible means of reduc- ing hazardous materials transportation risk has intensified in recent years

  12. US EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

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    Minnesota, University of

    Way Partner Results 2, 700 Partners ­ Most of the top 100 carriers in the US (700,000 trucks) ­ All the Class 1 railroads; several short haul railroads ­ 25% of the Fortune 100 shipper partners ­ In addition - logistics companies, technology manufacturers, trucks stops, ports, banks, vehicle and equipment dealer

  13. Lai & Barkan 1 AN ENHANCED PARAMETRIC RAILWAY CAPACITY EVALUATION TOOL (RCET)

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    as safer and more efficient in terms of land-use and energy efficiency. Therefore, public officials-2-2363-9990 Email: yclai@ntu.edu.tw Christopher P.L. Barkan Associate Professor Director ­ Railroad Engineering and Tables) = 7,311 words * Corresponding author #12;Lai & Barkan 2 ABSTRACT Many railroad lines

  14. This is a preprint of a copyrighted paper that will appear in Multimedia Systems. An Object-Oriented Multimedia Database System for a

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    Ă?zsu, M. Tamer

    for the use of database management system (DBMS) technology. Unfortu- nately, it is still rare to find multimedia information systems that use DBMSs. This pre- cludes the system support for standard DBMS. #12;2 Another reason why DBMS technology has not so far penetrated this application area

  15. Exploring for hydrocarbons in geothermally and hydrothermally complex areas -- a southern Nevada example

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    Harris, A.G.; Repetski, J.E. [Geological Survey, Reston, VA (United States); Grow, J.A. [Geological Survey, Denver, CO (United States)

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Time-based isograd maps using conodont color alteration indices (CAI) have been compiled and interpreted for a large area in southern Nevada that includes Yucca Mountain, the Nevada Test Site, and the Nellis Air Force Bombing and Gunnery Range. These maps were produced to evaluate the controversy about possible important mineral and (or) energy resources near Yucca Mountain, the potential burial site for high-level nuclear waste. The hydrocarbon potential of the Yucca Mountain area has been likened to that of the Railroad and Pine Valley areas, 200 km to the northeast where 35 million barrels of oil have been produced from Paleozoic and lower Tertiary strata. In 1991, two companies with no previous drilling experience in Nevada drilled three oil exploration wells within 20 km of Yucca Mountain and within or close to the Timber Mountain caldera system. No shows of oil or gas were found in these wells. The deepest well was drilled to 5,000 feet and penetrated 2,200 feet of upper Tertiary valley-fill deposits and volcanic rocks overlying an overturned sequence of Upper Cambrian and Lower Ordovician rocks having conodonts with CAI values of 5. Our new conodont sampling, however, has targeted some thermally favorable areas for hydrocarbons east of Yucca mountain, but their maturation history suggests that the potential for oil is substantially lower than in the Railroad and Pine Valley areas. Cambrian through Triassic rocks in the vicinity of Yucca Mountain have experienced temperatures too high for oil to be preserved, except for a narrow zone (20 x 100 km) northeast of Yucca Mountain, where Mississippian through Triassic rocks are just within the upper limit of the oil generating window. Most of this zone, however, lies on Federal lands that are, for now, inaccessible for a variety of security and environmental reasons.

  16. Evaluation of aftermarket LPG conversion kits in light-duty vehicle applications. Final report

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    Bass, E.A. [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (US)] [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (US)

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SwRI was contracted by NREL to evaluate three LPG conversion kits on a Chevrolet Lumina. The objective of the project was to measure the Federal Test Procedure (FTP) emissions and fuel economy of these kits, and compare their performance to gasoline-fueled operation and to each other. Varying LPG fuel blends allowed a preliminary look at the potential for fuel system disturbance. The project required kit installation and adjustment according to manufacturer`s instructions. A limited amount of trouble diagnosis was also performed on the fuel systems. A simultaneous contract from the Texas Railroad Commission, in cooperation with NREL, provided funds for additional testing with market fuels (HD5 propane and industry average gasoline) and hydrocarbon (HC) emissions speciation to determine the ozone-forming potential of LPG HC emissions. This report documents the procurement, installation, and testing of these LPG conversion kits.

  17. Wildlife Impact Assessment and Summary of Previous Mitigation Related to Hydroelectric Projects in Montana, Volume One, Libby Dam Project, Operator, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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    Yde, Chris A.

    1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This assessment addresses the impacts to the wildlife populations and wildlife habitats due to the Libby Dam project on the Kootenai River and previous mitigation of these losses. The current assessment documents the best available information concerning the impacts to the wildlife populations inhabiting the project area prior to construction of the dam and creation of the reservoir. Many of the impacts reported in this assessment differ from those contained in the earlier document compiled by the Fish and Wildlife Service; however, this document is a thorough compilation of the available data (habitat and wildlife) and, though conservative, attempts to realistically assess the impacts related to the Libby Dam project. Where appropriate the impacts resulting from highway construction and railroad relocation were included in the assessment. This was consistent with the previous assessments.

  18. Nordisk kernesikkerhedsforskning Norrnar kjarnryggisrannsknir

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    in the Nordic lake sedi- ment, pore-water and lake water; (7) Sequential extraction of Pu in soil, sediment sediment, pore-water and lake water; (7) Sequential extraction of Pu in soil, sediment and concrete samples in partners labs, which in- cludes: (1) Further development on the speciation of 129I and 127I in water sam

  19. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 22672281, 2013 www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/2267/2013/

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    photochemistry. Such processes in- clude Ultra Violet (UV) radiative changes due to the pres- ence of volcanic sulfur dioxide (SO2) and sulphate aerosols in the stratosphere, and due to stratospheric ozone deple- tion. Changes in temperature and water vapour in the fol- lowing years caused changes in tropospheric

  20. Contracting Rail Freight Services for Country Elevators in the Texas Panhandle.

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    Fuller, Stephen

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Upgrading Country Elevators to Handle Multicar Grain Shipments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 5 Annual Fixed Costs Associated with Upgrading Country Elevators .............. 7 Grain... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 7 Railroad Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 8 Grain Inspection and Grading Costs at Upgraded Elevators .................... 9 RESULTS...

  1. WiFi Meet FuFi: Research Topics in SCM and DSS

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    Datta, Shoumen

    2008-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Disruptive innovation catalysed by energy (carbon footprint) may reshape supply chain and logistics. The continents of Europe, Asia and Africa may evolve as a connected value network through railroad logistics.

  2. Energy, the Environment and Behaviour Change: A survey of insights from behavioural economics

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    Baddeley, Michelle

    efficient consumption, production and investment. Also, focussing on effective government pol- icy, particularly in countries with underdeveloped energy infrastructure, is important because positive behavioural change requires government policy designed... discounting; social influences, in- cluding social pressures on households to act in an environmentally responsible way and on firms to practise environmental corporate social responsibility in building their reputations; and behavioural analyses of emotions...

  3. 28 May 1997 9:23 Proceedings of DETC'97

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    Bath, University of

    in boiler tubes and in nuclear reactor fuel rods. Impact also plays a role in biological systems in­ cluding. [1994a, 1994b, 1995a, 1995b, 1995c, 1996a, 1996b], Chin et al. [1994], ideas from the modern theory

  4. Wind Bias from Sub-optimal Estimation Due to Geophysical Modeling Error Paul E. Johnson and David G . Long

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    Long, David G.

    Wind Bias from Sub-optimal Estimation Due to Geophysical Modeling Error -Wind I Paul E. Johnson (which relates the wind to the normalized radar cross section, NRCS, of the ocean surface) is uncertainty in the NRCS for given wind conditions. When the estimated variability is in- cluded in the maximum likelihood

  5. Section 10: Turbulence and reactive flows 1 Section 10: Turbulence and reactive flows

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    Kohlenbach, Ulrich

    premixed combustion is recently a theme of interest in gas turbines and other industrial applications combustion LES in- cluding thickened flame model A. Hosseinzadeh, A. Sadiki, J. Janicka (TU Darmstadt) Lean-premixed flames. However, instabilities occurring in a combustion chamber under lean premixed combustion, may lead

  6. TheCondor96:4SS-467 0 The CooperOrnithologicalSociety1994

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    -skinnedHawk (Accipiterstriates)pairsnestingin aspen(Populustremuloides),conifer (Abies,Picea spp.), and mixed aspen, Sharp-shinned Hawks breed in quaking aspen (Populustremuloides)and conifer (Abies,Picea, Pseudotsuga)forests.Forests in which hunting Sharp-shinned Hawks have been observed in- clude mature aspen, conifer, and mixed aspen

  7. Birds That Go Wild for the City

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    with it massive environmental damage, in- cluding garbage and air pollution. "Noise is a big problem, too," says with Henrik Brumm are conducting field studies and experiments in acoustic laboratories to investigate how birds adapt their singing to the environment. 1 Mathias Ritschard records birdsong in noise-polluted

  8. Transient control of a Diesel engine airpath Jonathan Chauvin, Gilles Corde, and Nicolas Petit

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    and stability. The EU cycle serves as benchmark, and detailed experimental results (including transients in HCCI (HPC) ­ in- cluding Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) ­ has become of major interest. BGR offsets may cause misfires and malicious noises. In the HCCI combustion mode it is very high (40

  9. www.irp.wisc.edu No. 182013 Fast Focus is an occasional, electronic-only supplement to Focus on recent poverty research.

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    Liblit, Ben

    to Focus on recent poverty research. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Temporary Assistance for Needy in the short-term while building families' capacity to avoid poverty in the long-term without increasing of poverty. The operational phase of that three-year pilot program con- cluded in 2010, as planned. MDRC

  10. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 5, 19311949, 2005 www.atmos-chem-phys.org/acp/5/1931/

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    and nitrates. Chemical processes that may age the BC aerosol in- clude the oxidation of organic coatings ageing treatments. Global BC burdens are 2.15, 0.15, 0.11, 0.21, and 0.11 Tg C for the control run soluble. BC in a soluble mixture will be more efficiently removed by dry and wet deposition processes

  11. Astron. Nachr./AN 32X (200X) X, XXXXXX Penumbral fine structure: Theoretical understanding

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    Schlichenmaier, Rolf

    ) fluctuations in the magnetic field vector. The penumbral flow field is essentially a horizontal out- flow. The first thin flux tube model that has been proposed to explain the Evershed flow is the time & Montesinos 1990; 1991) to in- clude adiabatic flows, radiative heat exchange, standing tube shocks

  12. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING, VOL. 13, NO. 2, MAY 2000 181 Evaluating the Impact of Process Changes on

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING, VOL. 13, NO. 2, MAY 2000 181 Evaluating--Cluster tools are highly integrated machines that can perform a sequence of semiconductor manufacturing. In addition, we present an integrated simulation model that in- cludes a process model. For a given scheduling

  13. Brain Surface Conformal Parameterization with Algebraic Functions

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    Wang, Yalin

    Brain Surface Conformal Parameterization with Algebraic Functions Yalin Wang1,2 , Xianfeng Gu3 a brain surface to a multi-hole disk. The re- sulting parameterizations do not have any singularities of anatomical surfaces in MRI scans of the brain, in- cluding the hippocampi and the cerebral cortices

  14. Towards a Discipline of Geospatial Distributed Event Based Systems

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    Heaton, Thomas H.

    Towards a Discipline of Geospatial Distributed Event Based Systems Annie Liu Computer Science, Caltech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125, USA mani@cms.caltech.edu ABSTRACT A geospatial system is one in which the state space in- cludes one, two or three-dimensional space and time. A geospatial

  15. Testimony before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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    Ginzel, Matthew

    as an advisor to Federal law enforcement and defense agencies, in- cluding the FBI, the Air Force and the NSA. I at Purdue University. I also have courtesy ap- pointments in the departments of Electrical and Computer compromised at banks, utilities, hospitals, law en- forcement agencies, every branch of the armed forces

  16. Some Implications of Low Power Wireless to IP Networking Kannan Srinivasan, Prabal Dutta, Arsalan Tavakoli, and Philip Levis

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    Levis, Philip

    down, networks have expanded to in- clude large numbers of wireless desktops, laptops, palmtops conserve energy. Wireless sensor networks (sensornets) are one heavily studied subclass of PANs [8 for many different networks and usage patterns, working well, or at least well enough, in many domains

  17. 388 Federal Funds--Continued ENVIRONMENTAL AND OTHER DEFENSE ACTIVITIES--Continued

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    will be responsible for the management and implemen- tation of the Department's National Spent Fuel Program, which final dis- position of all Departmental spent nuclear fuel. In addition, the program will be responsible for management of the For- eign Research Reactor Spent Fuel Acceptance Program, in- cluding the planning

  18. MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 642, pp. 16, 3 figs. Pteropus vampyrus. By Thomas H. Kunz and Deborah P. Jones

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    Hayssen, Virginia

    MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 642, pp. 1­6, 3 figs. Pteropus vampyrus. By Thomas H. Kunz and Deborah P in- cludes 58 species (Koopman, 1993). Andersen (1912) divided Pter- opus into 17 species groups; P. vampyrus is in the vampyrus group, which also includes P. giganteus, P. intermedius, and P. lylei (Corbet

  19. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 28, NO. 13, PAGES 2609-2612, JULY 1, 2001 The death of an altocumulus cloud

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    relatively few reports of in-situ altocumulus measurements (exceptions in- clude Hobbs and Rangno [1985 of a mid-level cloud that was measured during the Complex Layered Cloud Experiments (CLEX). The budget reasons. First, altocumuli impede pilots' visibility and thereby hamper military operations (Fleishauer et

  20. ROUSSEAS ET AL. VOL. 7 ' NO. 10 ' 85408546 ' 2013 www.acsnano.org

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    Zettl, Alex

    American Chemical Society Synthesis of Highly Crystalline sp2 Bonded Boron Nitride Aerogels Michael to have small and adjustable dielectric constants,21 a useful feature in traditional aerogel applications applications.25 Previous synthetic routes for BN aerogels and related mesoscale assemblies have in- cluded

  1. Practical Scrubbing: Getting to the bad sector at the right time

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    Schroeder, Bianca

    LSEs, commercial storage systems use scrubbers: background processes verifying disk data in implementation, in- cluding guidelines on implementing a scrubber. To lessen this impact, we present an approach]. To protect against data loss due to LSEs, most commercial storage systems use a "scrubber": a background

  2. Decay of correlations for flows with unbounded roof function, including the infinite horizon planar

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    Decay of correlations for flows with unbounded roof function, including the infinite horizon planar for studying nonuniformly hyperbolic flows with unbounded roof functions. In particular, we establish the decay of other classes of flows with unbounded roof functions. For geometric Lorenz attractors (in- cluding

  3. Decay of correlations for flows with unbounded roof function, including the infinite horizon planar

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    Decay of correlations for flows with unbounded roof function, including the infinite horizon planar for studying nonuniformly hyperbolic flows with unbounded roof functions. In particular, we establish the decay of other classes of flows with unbounded roof functions. For geometric Lorenz attractors (in­ cluding

  4. Combinatorial Walrasian Equilibrium Michal Feldman

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    Toronto, University of

    for a very restricted class of valuations, a CWE always exists. The main algorithmic challenge, therefore- anisms. In particular, for a variety of valuation classes encompassing substitutes and complements (in- cluding super-additive, single-minded and budget-additive valuations), we design polynomial-time mech

  5. View-Dependent Dynamics of Articulated Bodies Sujeong Kim

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    motion is desired, in- cluding computer animation, feature films, com- puter games, and virtual reality of an- imating characters such as humans, hair, animals, Corresponding author plants, etc. One of simplify- inria-00390310,version1-1Jun2009 Author manuscript, published in "Computer Animation and Virtual

  6. Bug Catcher: A System for Software Testing Competitions Rene Bryce

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    Bryce, Renee

    (REU Site Program) Logan, UT 84341 USU.CS.REU@gmail.com ABSTRACT Bug Catcher is a web-based system types of competitions exist. Example competitions in- clude the ACM International Collegiate Programming], Annual Berkeley Program- ming Competition [10], SCORE [3], International Olympiad in Informatics [11

  7. Annales Geophysicae (2004) 22: 30553062 SRef-ID: 1432-0576/ag/2004-22-3055

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    displacements, in- cluding unresolved proper motions which can better be studied by measuring Doppler effects Union 2004 Annales Geophysicae Analysis of non-thermal velocities in the solar corona L. Contesse , S over a whole range of radial distances (up to heights of 12 above the limb) and along four different

  8. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ROBOTICS, VOL. 25, NO. 5, OCTOBER 2009 1047 A New Mechanism for Mesoscale Legged

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    Webster III, Robert James

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ROBOTICS, VOL. 25, NO. 5, OCTOBER 2009 1047 A New Mechanism for Mesoscale for a novel mechanism for robotic legged locomotion at the mesoscale (from hundreds of microns to tens mesoscale locomotion tasks, in- cluding endoscopic capsule robot locomotion in the gastrointestinal tract

  9. Lasers for Hyperfine State Detection and Cooling of Ytterbium Ions Sarah Innes-Gold, University of Washington REU

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    Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

    . Researchers in various groups are investigating many possible systems in- cluding photons, superconductingLasers for Hyperfine State Detection and Cooling of Ytterbium Ions Sarah Innes-Gold, University of Washington REU 29 August 2014 Abstract The purpose of this REU project was to implement a system of lasers

  10. Initial growth stages of titanium and barium oxide films on SrTiO3(001) Chen Wu, Karen Kruska, Martin R. Castell

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    Castell, Martin

    used in catalysis [1­3], gas sensing [4­6] and solar energy conversion [7­9], while BaO finds, Martin R. Castell Department of Materials, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PH, UK a b applications in- cluding high current density cathodes [10­12], thermionic energy converters [13] and optical

  11. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 88838888, 2009 www.atmos-chem-phys.net/9/8883/2009/

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    likely source regions with the assumption that there are regional differences in pollu- tion aerosol; its most significant pollution source is combustion of heavy residual oil (Zoller et al., 1973) which of anthropogenic activities in- cluding iron, steel, and ferro-alloy manufacturing; coal com- bustion; oil

  12. A systems approach for developing, designing, and transitioning moving map technology in U.S. rail applications

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    Voelbel, Kathleen

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Safety, efficiency and productivity are top priorities for rail industries, but technology implementation faces many barriers. While the demands of locomotive engineers and railroads are increasing, the industry lacks a ...

  13. Active OB stars: structure, evolution, mass loss and critical limits Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 272, 2011

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    post main sequence in- cluding the gamma-ray bursts. Finally, the different new results and remaining fields, stars: oscillations (including pulsations), binaries: general, surveys, gamma rays: bursts 1 pulsations, the rotational velocity, and the binarity (including the X-rays binaries) on the Be phenomenon

  14. IMPROVING PIPELINED SOFT PROCESSORS WITH MULTITHREADING Martin Labrecque and J. Gregory Steffan

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    Steffan, J. Gregory

    ,steffan}@eecg.toronto.edu ABSTRACT Designers of FPGA-based systems are increasingly in- cluding soft processors describe our infrastructure for de- signing and measuring soft processors, including the SPREE system for generating single-threaded pipelined soft proces- sors, our methodology for comparing soft processor designs

  15. off) the reaction rate steadily increases, and the PO selectivity steadily decreases, as a function of

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    MacMillan, David W. C.

    catalysts, hurdles related to efficient and scalable harvesting of light (in- cluding abundant solar light support from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Science, Division of Chemical Sciences.L. acknowledges the DuPont Young Professor grant by the DuPont corporation and the Camille Dreyfus Teacher

  16. Approximation Algorithms for Projective Clustering Pankaj K. Agarwal Cecilia M. Procopiuc

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    Agarwal, Pankaj K.

    by National Science Foundation research grants CCR­9732287 and EIA­ 9870724, by Army Research Office MURI by balls or cubes) [8, 11, 19, 29]. For example, this approach is commonly used to classify image databases science, in- cluding database systems [21, 28, 39], information retrieval, image processing, data compress

  17. Ann. Geophys., 26, 9551006, 2008 www.ann-geophys.net/26/955/2008/

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    Bergen, Universitetet i

    with time scales of 100 s­10 min and thickness of few thousand km, and particle energization in- cluding plasma modes are now well recognized. On the kinetic scale, the energization of particles takes place of the solar wind with its dipole magnetic field. Its features, such as shape and size, depend on the solar

  18. Unification of Partitioning, Placement and Floorplanning Saurabh N. Adya

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    Markov, Igor

    to solve the more general placement problem, which in- cludes cell placement, floorplanning, mixed-size placement and achi- eving routability. At every step of min-cut placement, either parti- tioning to 70% by 2005, and 90% by 2011. This growth is mostly fueled by chips for high-bandwidth communication

  19. Fast 3D Brain Segmentation Using Dual-Front Active Contours with Optional User-Interaction

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    Cohen, Laurent

    Fast 3D Brain Segmentation Using Dual-Front Active Contours with Optional User-Interaction Hua Li1 attributes of 3D brain segmentation algorithms in- clude robustness, accuracy, computational efficiency result. We propose a novel 3D brain cortex segmentation procedure utilizing dual- front active contours

  20. 148 USDA Forest Service RMRS-P-53CD. 2008. The Hill Plots: A Rare Long-Term

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    of soil types and elevations. Materials associated with the Hill plots in- clude historical data, plant, historical personnel who worked on them, threats they have experienced, ecological insights they haveCoconinoNationalForest(J.Rolf,pers.comm.).Codes:PB=prescribed burn;PCT=pre-commercialthinning;PL=power/phonelinebuiltt

  1. Coupling of Astrocyte Connexins Cx26, Cx30, Cx43 to Oligodendrocyte

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    Rash, John E.

    Coupling of Astrocyte Connexins Cx26, Cx30, Cx43 to Oligodendrocyte Cx29, Cx32, Cx47: Implications. These oligodendrocyte/astrocyte (A/O) gap junctions contain multiple connexins (Cx), in- cluding Cx26, Cx30, and Cx43 on the astrocyte side, and Cx32, Cx29, and Cx47 on the oligodendrocyte side. We investigated connexin associations

  2. Probability, Statistics, and Stochastic Processes

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    Olofsson, Peter

    , science, and engineering students. Other than the basic probability theory, my goal was to in- cludeProbability, Statistics, and Stochastic Processes Peter Olofsson A Wiley-Interscience Publication had been teaching a course on calculus-based probability and statistics mainly for mathematics

  3. Number 14 October 5, 1998 Highlights . . .

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    Lin, Zhihong

    simulations of plasma turbulence. Mag- netic fields are used to confine a hot ionized gas or plasma will save about $800,000 a year. Upgrades in- clude computer systems that monitor boilers, chillers, gas turbines, electric generators and pumps. The computers monitor and record system performance and keep logs

  4. InsideIllinoisMarch 17, 2011 Vol. 30, No. 17

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    Bashir, Rashid

    . Often, saving information about the collection is as important as saving the collection itself." According to Brighton, the saving of analog, digital and Web- based information has become a historical storage or collection-saving advice. The group's members in- clude employees from a variety of campus

  5. Large-Scale Urban Modeling by Combining Ground Level Panoramic and Aerial Imagery

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    Shahabi, Cyrus

    building or part of a build- ing. Due to error propagation, they are difficult to scale up to model aerial image, we can identify the footprints(up to a common scale) of the buildings, in- cluding of multiple tall buildings. Existing methods for large-scale modeling mostly de- pend on remote sensing

  6. PROJECT PARTNERS University of Sheffield

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    Romano, Daniela

    a portfolio of interventions, tools and supporting evidence for the redevelopment of urban river corridors goods and services, in- cluding landscape, water purification and quality, eco- system vibrancy, flood Forest Partnership Corus IK Ltd. Yorkshire Water services Ltd. Yorkshire and Humber Regional Environment

  7. Output Feedback Control of Parabolic PDE Systems with Input Constraints1

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    Sontag, Eduardo

    the fast and slow eigenvalues of the spatial differential operator increases. Key words: Parabolic PDE by quasi-linear parabolic PDEs. Examples in- clude tubular reactors, packed-bed reactors, and chemical vapor deposition reactors. Parabolic PDE systems typi- cally involve spatial differential operators

  8. The Wirewalker: A Vertically Profiling Instrument Carrier Powered by Ocean Waves R. PINKEL, M. A. GOLDIN, J. A. SMITH, O. M. SUN, A. A. AJA, M. N. BUI, AND T. HUGHEN

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    Smith, Jerome A.

    The Wirewalker: A Vertically Profiling Instrument Carrier Powered by Ocean Waves R. PINKEL, M. A­time record. The elements of the WW system in- clude a surface buoy, a wire suspended from the buoy, a weight at the end of the wire, and the profiler itself. The wire and weight follow the surface motion of the buoy

  9. Acoustic Communications for Regional Undersea Observatories Lee Freitag, Milica Stojanovic

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    Stojanovic, Milica

    different scientific disciplines will located at each node and along the branches. The fiber optic and power that use surface buoys and satellite telemetry. Examples of buoy-based efforts in- clude a Japanese project advanced power and optical commu- nication technology will allow the long cables to circle the Juan de Fuca

  10. Discrimination of Near-Native Protein Structures From Misfolded Models by Empirical Free Energy Functions

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    Vajda, Sandor

    Discrimination of Near-Native Protein Structures From Misfolded Models by Empirical Free Energy University, Boston, Massachusetts ABSTRACT Free energy potentials, combining molecular mechanics of discrimination that in- clude the correlation coefficient between RMSD and free energy, and a new measure labeled

  11. R. K. Heitschmidt, R. E. Short and E. E. Grings Ecosystems, sustainability, and animal agriculture

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    Wang, Changlu

    aspects of ecosystems is presented. Energy output/cultural energy input ratios were then calculated for 11 was estimated by direct conversion of whole body mass of steers to caloric values. Cultural energy inputs were matter intakes. Cultural energy inputs in- cluded raw materials, manufacturing, distribution, maintenance

  12. Suspended Si ring resonator for mid-IR application Yang Xia, Ciyuan Qiu, Xuezhi Zhang, Weilu Gao, Jie Shu, and Qianfan Xu*

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    Mellor-Crummey, John

    tunable laser and thermal tuning are used to cover wavelength ranges near 5.2 and 3.4 m. The loaded wavelengths, respec- tively. We also study the spectrum distortion at high- input power and all-optical modulation, determine the proportion of absorption taking in total loss and con- clude the absorption

  13. PREPRINT DECEMBER 1999; SUBMITTED TO IEEE TRANS. ON POWER SYSTEMS SENSITIVITY OF TRANSFER CAPABILITY MARGINS

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    models and significantly generalizes that practice to more detailed AC power system models that in- clude: power system security, power system control, power transmission planning INTRODUCTION Transfer with a range of power system models. One conve- nient and standard practice is to use a DC power flow model

  14. ESTR -Energy Saving Token Ring Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Ungerer, Theo

    a flexible mechanism to control through- put and energy consumption. Furthermore the token in- cludes energy of California, Irvine, USA, Phone: (949) 824-8720, email: nader@uci.edu mode. The energy cost rises enormously if the node uses ra- dio communication. The energy consumption of the micro- processor Texas Instruments MSP

  15. Crop Management and Diagnostic Clinic IMPACT REPORT

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    Farritor, Shane

    management. The response rate to the survey was 23% and in- cluded: 127 agricultural advisors influencingCrop Management and Diagnostic Clinic IMPACT REPORT University of Nebraska­Lincoln * Institute profitability and protect the environment through research-based management practices. Partnership The Crop

  16. Toward Dependency Path based Entailment Rodney D. Nielsen, Wayne Ward and James H. Martin

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    Martin, James H.

    Toward Dependency Path based Entailment Rodney D. Nielsen, Wayne Ward and James H. Martin Center of Colorado, Boulder Rodney.Nielsen, Wayne.Ward, James.Martin@Colorado.edu Abstract We present our submission a mixture of techniques (c.f., Turney et al., 2003) in- cluding PMI-IR (Turney, 2001), WordNet and the

  17. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 6, 597609, 2006 www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/6/597/2006/

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    Boyer, Edmond

    radar (RAD), pre- cipitation gauges (PTH), and two versions of a mesoscale analysis system (M11, M22). Such es- timates can be obtained from a wide range of sources, in- cluding rain gauges, weather radars%, owing to both overesti- mated snow depth and precipitation during the spring flood. PTH overestimated

  18. MFR PAPER 1001 The Future of the Fisheries

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    transportation. Session in- cluded: (I) The Ocean's Energy and lineral Re ources: (2) The Ocean' Living Re ources session on "The Ocean's Energy and Mineral Resources," included an asse sment of national needs Ocean and National Economic Developmcnt." a conference sponsored by the U.. De- partment of Commerce

  19. Optimized Train Control The William W. Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar Series

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    86 Home Power #50 · December 1995 / January 1996 Code Corner Designing PV Systems to Meet's going on? Thinking about upgrading the safety of the system for those times when the non- technical that these components have passed rigorous electrical compatibility, electrical shock, and fire safety tests. The use

  20. Emergency response planning for railroad transportation related spills of oil or other hazardous materials

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    Reeder, Geoffrey Benton

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    awareness. Americans began to ask, "What if something similar happened here?" Chemicals with hazardous properties have become part of daily life. Industry, government, and the public have become aware of the need to respond to problems involving hazardous...

  1. Column generation heuristic for a rich arc routing Application to railroad track inspection routing

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    Ingrand, François

    /LAAS) Optimising maintenance routing ATMOS 2010 7 / 24 #12;Literature review Industrial arc routing problems Hasle

  2. Fatigue behavior of full-size soild-sawn timber railroad stringers

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    Maingot, Martin Rex

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    12 . . . . . . . 1 5 , . . . 16 . . . . . 20 . . . . . 21 . . . 21 23 . . . . . . . 24 3. EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM Page 3. 1 General Specimen Details . . 3. 2 Experimental Setup 3. 2. 1 Static Loading System. 3. 2. 2 Fatigue Loading System.... . 3. 3 Non-Destructive Evaluation of Timber Specimens. . . . . 3. 3. 1 Grouping of Timber Specimens. 3. 3. 2 Specimen Strength vs. Specimen Stiffness. 3. 4 Testing Procedure 3. 4. 1 Data Acquisition. . 3. 4. 2 Static Testing. 3. 4. 3 Fatigue...

  3. Evaluation of enhanced traffic control devices for use at highway-railroad grade crossings

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    Carroll, Randy W.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    train volumes. The majority of grade crossings will continue to have only signs and markings that provide passive warning to drivers because it is not economically feasible to provide active control at each grade crossing. Thus, enhanced traffic control...

  4. Formal Safety analysis of a radiobased railroad crossing using Deductive CauseConsequence

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    Reif, Wolfgang

    #ects analysis (FMEA) and fault tree analysis (FTA). We apply the method to a real world case study: a radio (DCCA). This technique is a formal generalization of well­known safety analysis methods like FMEA [10 by analyzed) than traditional FMEA. We show, that the results of DCCA have the same semantics as those

  5. Formal Safety analysis of a radio-based railroad crossing using Deductive Cause-Consequence

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    Reif, Wolfgang

    and effects analysis (FMEA) and fault tree analysis (FTA). We apply the method to a real world case study like FMEA [10], FMECA [4] and FTA [3]. The logical framework of DCCA may be used to rigorously verify of what can by analyzed) than traditional FMEA. We show, that the results of DCCA have the same semantics

  6. Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 1112011AT&T,OfficeEnd of Year 2010Salt | Department ofEvaluation Report:Returns

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 1112011 Strategic Plan Departmentof1-SCORECARD-09-21-11 Page5-03 EvaluationStorage

  8. 16 TAC 3.30 - Memorandum of Understanding between the Railroad Commission

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to:Ezfeedflag JumpID-fTriWildcat 1 Wind Projectsource HistorykV remotea Responsible00260H2STAC

  9. Annual Energy Outlook 2014 foresees growth of LNG as a fuel for railroads

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  11. Union Station, Tacoma, Washington : a design study for a surplus rail site

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    Rhoads, Jeffrey David

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent technological changes in railroads, mergers, major shifts in urban land use patterns, and declining rail passenger travel has resulted in a surplus of urban rail lands. These lands represent a significant resource ...

  12. Assessing the impact of regulation and deregulation on the rail and trucking industries

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    Lowtan, Donavan M. (Donavan Mahees), 1975-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (cont.) Many Class I railroads disappeared and severe competition bankrupted many small carriers in the trucking industry. Larger trucking carriers gained market dominance. Real wages in the trucking industry fell. The ...

  13. An analytical study of rail grinding optimization for rail-head fatigue defect prevention

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    Jones, Scott Laurence

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and increased train traffic on the remaining routes. These changes in railroad industry practice have caused an increase in the rate of occurrence of rail head fatigue defects, one potential cause of train derailment. The primary form of maintenance employed...

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    Products known as No. 1, No. 2, and No. 4 diesel fuel are used in on-highway diesel engines, such as those in railroad locomotives and agricultural machinery. Products known...

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

    Products known as No. 1, No. 2, and No. 4 diesel fuel are used in on-highway diesel engines, such as those in railroad locomotives and agricultural machinery. Products known...

  16. Glossary API Gravity: An

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    Products known as No. 1, No. 2, and No. 4 diesel fuel are used in on-highway diesel engines, such as those in railroad locomotives and agricultural machinery. Products known...

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    Products known as No. 1, No. 2, and No. 4 diesel fuel are used in on-highway diesel engines, such as those in railroad locomotives and agricultural machinery. Products known...

  18. The use of Ansys to calculate sandwich Vincent Manet

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    in the industry, and especially in the field of transport (automotive, aeronautics, shipbuilding and railroads skin and the core and located at x1 = L/4) when different parameters vary. Skins are made of aluminum

  19. Estimating commuter rail demand to Kendall Square along the Grand Junction Corridor

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    Bockelie, Adam

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since acquiring the Grand Junction Railroad in June 2010 from CSX, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) has explored the possibility of using the line for commuter rail service. In addition the Grand Junction ...

  20. CEE Illinois Newsletter http://universityofillinois.cmail4.com/t/ViewEmail/r/33C7E979AC670E19[7/18/2012 1:21:01 PM

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    Minsker, Barbara S.

    to improve railroad safety, efficiency and reliability. A particular focus will be corridors in which high of the CEE magazine features a special section on department research related to energy, water

  1. 1. Report No. SWUTC/11/476660-00076-1

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    in displacing less energy-efficient and higher pollutant-emitting air and automobile modes while generating and population. The state boasts a large and well-developed network of roads, freight railroads, and air

  2. EIA Energy Information Administration

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    of two railroad systems that are primary sources for delivering the coal from the mining location in Wyoming. On the gas side, the industry continued the accelerated rate of...

  3. The EP-4(0) shielding kits: a new approach to protection from induced voltage

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    Vorob'ev, A. Yu.; Otmorskii, S. G.; Smekalov, V. V.; Gorozhankina, E. N.; Sosunov, N. N.; Bol'shunov, A. M.

    2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Problems of safety in work on overhead power lines and the overhead railroad ac contact network under induced voltages are considered. The use of additional individual protection systems is proposed to provide protection from electric shock during such work.

  4. Gravity Train Project

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    Dec 7, 2013 ... As soon as the brakes of a railroad car in West Lafayette are released, the car will roll down under the force of gravity. It will accelerate, then ...

  5. Ownership of Carbon Dioxide Captured by Clean Coal Project (Texas)

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    This legislation stipulates that the Railroad Commission of Texas automatically acquires the title to any carbon dioxide captured by a clean coal project in the state. The Bureau of Economic...

  6. EIS-0250-S2: Supplemental EIS for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada- Nevada Rail Transportation Corridor

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    This SEIS is to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of constructing and operating a railroad for shipments of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste from an existing rail line in Nevada to a geologic repository at Yucca Mountain. The purpose of the evaluation is to assist the Department in deciding whether to construct and operate a railroad in Nevada, and if so, in which corridor and along which specific alignment within the selected corridor.

  7. Rail transportation update

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    Buchsbaum, L.

    2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Record western coal shipments and lucrative export traffic lead America's railroad to their fourth most profitable year in history. But with the coal boom going bust, higher rates, and a new administration and congress, what sort of transportation year can coal mines and shippers expect in 2009? The article gives the opinions of company executives and discusses findings of the recent so-called Christenson Report which investigated growing railroad market power. 1 ref., 1 fig.

  8. & science Service Feature Released on receipt

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    $eep complete f i l e s of climatologicn data, and a largo percentage of claims f o r damaged goods are now s e AND THE RAILROADS "In the building of rai1roads;flseys E. L. Wells, of the U. S. Weather Bureau, m a y phases, etc. length of railroad l i n e i n one of the western states was found t o be practically

  9. Solid waste disposal options: an optimum disposal model for the management of municipal solid waste

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    Haney, Brenda Ann

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    management from landfill disposal to incineration and other technologies. An increase in the number of operating incinerators and the average plant capacity has increased since 1980. Incineration with waste-to-energy recovery replaced traditional... that are considered in- clude: composting, recycling, landfills and incineration with waste-to-energy recovery. The model evaluates disposal options based on the percentage of the total waste stream eliminated by each method. Once the amount of waste is determined...

  10. Comparison of the percent recoveries of activated charcoal and Spherocarb after storage utilizing thermal desorption

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    Stidham, Paul Emery

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    between the two adsorbents. The parameters of storage in- cluded various durations of time, temperatures, and concentrations. Rather than the present conventional solvent desorption methods, thermal desorption was used in the analysis of samples... Duncan's Multiple Range Test For Variable Percent. 32 6 Mean Percent Recoveries For The Interaction Between Type Of Adsorbent And Storage Time . 7 Mean Percent Recoveries For The Interaction Between Sample Concentration And Storage Time. 39 40 8...

  11. Geology of the Cedar Mountain area, Llano County, Texas

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    Dewitt, Gary Ray

    1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mountain area. A part of Cedar Mountain was mapped by Barnes (1956) while studying the lead resources of central Texas. The report also in- cludes a brief discussion of buried topography and the genesis of the Hickory Sandstone. Absolute age... massif, In a later report (1848) he described a Carboniferous lime- stone having abundant black "silex" (possibly Marble Falls Limestone), and widespread "Silurian limestones, " Shumard (1861) described rocks of the "Primordial Zone" of Tex...

  12. Versatile Applications of Nanostructured Metal Oxides

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    Li, Li

    2014-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    and technological fields, in- cluding catalysis, sensors, energy devices (batteries, solar cells and fuel cells), optics and biomedicine.[11] Nanoporous metal oxides have therefore gained tremendous in- terest during the past decades. They show greatly improved... 1998, 396, 152. [4] S. Guldin, S. Hüttner, M. Kolle, M. E. Welland, P. Müller-Buschbaum, R. H. Friend, U. Steiner, N. Tétreault, Dye-sensitized solar cell based on a three- dimensional photonic crystal, Nano Lett. 2010, 10, 2303. [5] R. L. Puurunen...

  13. The effects of production rate and gravitational segregation on gas injection performance of oil reservoirs

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    Ferguson, Ed Martin

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    models as com- pletely as possible prior to making the gas injection simulations. One validation test involved simulating a horizontal gas drive ex- cluding gravity effects by using the same densities for gas and oil. Shown in Figure 6 is the GOR...THE EFFECTS OF PRODUCTION RATE AND GRAVITATIONAL SEGREGATION ON GAS INJECTION PERFORMANCE OF OIL RESERVOIRS A Thesis by ED MARTIN FERGUSON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

  14. Inoculation methods for crimson and arrowleaf clovers

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    Krautmann, Mark Edmund

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , and to evaluate the practice of' coating inoculated clover seed with lime. Water, 25/a sucrose solution, and 40/o gum arabic solution were compared as inoculant adhesives, and an uninoculated control treatment was in- cluded. Treatment comparisons were based... for both clovers was the marked benefit of a 10-times higher than recommended rate of inoculum. Coating inoculated seed with CaCO& was of no benefit since. plots had been limed following seeding. A consistent difference between inoculum adhesive...

  15. Inoculation methods for crimson and arrowleaf clovers 

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    Krautmann, Mark Edmund

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , and to evaluate the practice of' coating inoculated clover seed with lime. Water, 25/a sucrose solution, and 40/o gum arabic solution were compared as inoculant adhesives, and an uninoculated control treatment was in- cluded. Treatment comparisons were based... for both clovers was the marked benefit of a 10-times higher than recommended rate of inoculum. Coating inoculated seed with CaCO& was of no benefit since. plots had been limed following seeding. A consistent difference between inoculum adhesive...

  16. The effect of temperature on a variable permeability, two-stage sand consolidation technique

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    Barger, Blane Rene

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    consolidation processes. In 1961, Hower con- ducted large scale sand consolidation tests to determine the reasons of successes and failures for chemical sand consolidation efforts. He con- cluded that most failures were due to i mproper completion procedures... of Petroleum Technolo (December 1977) 1664, 1672. 2. Brooks, F. A. , Muecke, T. W. , Ri ckey, W. P. , Kerver, J. K. : "Externally Catalyzed Epoxy for Sand Control, " Journal of Petroleum Technology (June 1974) 589-594. 3. Hower, W. F. : "Large Scale...

  17. Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High Level Waste to Yucca Mountain: The Next Step in Nevada

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    Sweeney, Robin L,; Lechel, David J.

    2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

    In the U.S. Department of Energy's ''Final Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada,'' the Department states that certain broad transportation-related decisions can be made. These include the choice of a mode of transportation nationally (mostly legal-weight truck or mostly rail) and in Nevada (mostly rail, mostly legal-weight truck, or mostly heavy-haul truck with use of an associated intermodal transfer station), as well as the choice among alternative rail corridors or heavy-haul truck routes with use of an associated intermodal transfer station in Nevada. Although a rail line does not service the Yucca Mountain site, the Department has identified mostly rail as its preferred mode of transportation, both nationally and in the State of Nevada. If mostly rail is selected for Nevada, the Department would then identify a preference for one of the rail corridors in consultation with affected stakeholders, particularly the State of Nevada. DOE would then select the rail corridor and initiate a process to select a specific rail alignment within the corridor for the construction of a rail line. Five proposed rail corridors were analyzed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement. The assessment considered the impacts of constructing a branch rail line in the five 400-meter (0.25mile) wide corridors. Each corridor connects the Yucca Mountain site with an existing mainline railroad in Nevada.

  18. QER- Comment of Steve Sharp

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    From: Steve Sharp Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2014 2:53 PM To: Richards, John Cc: Steve Sharp; Scott McAdory Subject: Freight rail "Quote a Rate" issue John: Attached is a map we often use to help explain the "Quote a Rate" problem that we have with the freight railroads in the United States. There are many other similar situations but this one is a good example. The Rodemacher Plant near Alexandria, Louisiana primarily burns Powder River Basin (PRB) coal from near Gillette, Wyoming. This power plant is less than 20 miles from Alexandria, Louisiana. The distance from Gillette, Wyoming to Alexandria, Louisiana is about 1,500 miles. As you can see from the map, you could deliver coal from the PRB to Alexandria by using only the Union Pacific (UP) or you could (it would appear) use the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and the Kansas City Southern (KCS). From Alexandria the only one of the rail lines that actually goes to the plant is UP. So it would appear that the only portion of the route that doesn't have rail competition is the last portion from Alexandria to the plant which is less than 20 miles. Even though all these railroads are Common Carrier railroads, the STB practices and administrative decisions over the years allow railroads to refuse to quote customers a rate in this situation. In other words, UP will only give the owner of the plant a rate to haul PRB coal from Wyoming to the plant. They will not quote a rate from Alexandria to the plant, Kansas City to the plant, etc. Other traffic is interchanged between these same railroads at these locations. Decisions like these were originally intended to help boost the finances of railroads that were on the verge of bankruptcy. Now that the railroads are financially healthy, these past decisions need to be reviewed and reversed. Steve Sharp CURE President

  19. Ultrasonic guided waves for structural health monitoring and application to rail inspection prototype for the Federal Railroad Administration

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    Coccia, Stefano

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, July, 5th-7th,Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Granada, Spain. P.2004). ?Automated structural health monitoring system using

  20. Ultrasonic guided waves for structural health monitoring and application to rail inspection prototype for the Federal Railroad Administration

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    Coccia, Stefano

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Office of Safety and Analysis track failure data for yearsOffice of Safety and Analysis track failure data for yearOffice of Safety and Analysis track failure data for years

  1. Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 1112011AT&T,OfficeEnd of Year 2010Salt | Department ofEvaluation Report:ReturnsTransportation

  2. Detectors for the Gamma-Ray Resonant Absorption (GRA) Method of Explosives Detection in Cargo: A Comparative Study

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    David Vartsky; Mark B. Goldberg; Gideon Engler; Asher Shor; Aharon Goldschmidt; Gennady Feldman; Doron Bar; Itzhak Orion; Lucian Wielopolski

    2005-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Gamma-Ray Resonant Absorption (GRA) is an automatic-decision radiographic screening technique that combines high radiation penetration with very good sensitivity and specificity to nitrogenous explosives. The method is particularly well-suited to inspection of large, massive objects (since the incident gamma-ray probe is at 9.17 MeV) such as aviation and marine containers, heavy vehicles and railroad cars. Two kinds of gamma-ray detectors have been employed to date in GRA systems: 1) Resonant-response nitrogen-rich liquid scintillators and 2) BGO detectors. This paper analyses and compares the response of these detector-types to the resonant radiation, in terms of single-pixel figures of merit. The latter are sensitive not only to detector response, but also to accelerator-beam quality, via the properties of the nuclear reaction that produces the resonant gamma-rays. Generally, resonant detectors give rise to much higher nitrogen-contrast sensitivity in the radiographic image than their non-resonant detector counterparts and furthermore, do not require proton beams of high energy-resolution. By comparison, the non-resonant detectors have higher gamma-detection efficiency, but their contrast sensitivity is very sensitive to the quality of the accelerator beam. Implications of these detector/accelerator characteristics for eventual GRA field systems are discussed.

  3. Rail costs and capital adjustments in a quasi-regulated environment

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    Friedlaender, Ann Fetter

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports on results obtained from estimation of a rail cost function using a pooled time-series cross section of Class I U.S. railroads for the period 1973-1986. Based on the results of this cost function, an ...

  4. Study of the impacts of regulations affecting the acceptance of Integrated Community Energy Systems: public utility, energy facility siting and municipal franchising regulatory programs in Washington. Preliminary background report

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    Feurer, D A; Weaver, C L; Gallagher, K C; Hejna, D; Rielley, K J

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Washinton State Constitution grants authority to the legislature to regulate railroads and other common carriers as well as telegraph and telephone companies in the state. No section of the constitution expressly provides for the regulation of electric, gas, water, or heating utilities. The authority to regulate public utilities is vested generally in the Utilities and Transportation Commission, formerly designated at the Public Service Commission. The Commission is composed of three members appointed by the governor, with the consent of the senate. The term of office for commissioners is six years. Recently enacted legislation provides for the implementation of tax incentives to encourage the development of cogeneration facilities in the state. This plan is to be administered by the Department of Revenue in conjunction with the Energy Office. Public utility regulatory statutes, energy facility siting programs, and municipal franchising authority are examined to identify how they may impact on the ability of an organization, whether or not it be a regulated utility, to construct and operate an ICES.

  5. Wildlife Impact Assessment and Summary of Previous Mitigation Related to Hydroelectric Projects in Montana, Phase 1, Volume Two (B), Clark Fork River Projects, Cabinet Gorge and Noxon Rapids Dams, Operator, Washington Water Power Company.

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    Wood, Marilyn

    1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents best available information concerning the wildlife species impacted and the degree of the impact. A target species list was developed to focus the impact assessment and to direct mitigation efforts. Many non-target species also incurred impacts but are not discussed in this report. All wildlife habitats inundated by the two reservoirs are represented by the target species. It was assumed the numerous non-target species also affected will be benefited by the mitigation measures adopted for the target species. Impacts addressed are limited to those directly attributable to the loss of habitat and displacement of wildlife populations due to the construction and operation of the two hydroelectric projects. Secondary impacts, such as the relocation of railroads and highways, and the increase of the human population, were not considered. In some cases, both positive and negative impacts were assessed; and the overall net effect was reported. The loss/gain estimates reported represent impacts considered to have occurred during one point in time except where otherwise noted. When possible, quantitative estimates were developed based on historical information from the area or on data from similar areas. Qualitative loss estimates of low, moderate, or high with supporting rationale were assessed for each species or species group.

  6. Study of the impacts of regulations affecting the acceptance of Integrated Community Energy Systems: public utility, energy facility siting and municipal franchising regulatory programs in Ohio. Preliminary background report

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    Feurer, D A; Weaver, C L; Gallagher, K C; Hejna, D; Rielley, K J

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Public Utilities Commission (PUCO) is a body created by the Ohio State legislature to administer the provisions of the Ohio Public Utilities Act. It is composed of three commissioners appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. Once appointed, a commissioner serves for a six-year period. The PUCO is vested with the power and jurisdiction to supervise and regulate public utilities and railroads... . The term public utility includes every corporation, company, co-partnership, person or association, their lessees, trustees, or receivers, as defined in the Ohio Code. Among the various services enumerated in the Code under the definition of public utility are an electric light company; a gas company; a pipeline company transporting gas, oil or coal; a waterworks company; a heating or cooling company. The power to regulate public utilities is shared by the PUCO and municipal governments. The municipal regulatory authority is derived from the Ohio Constitution, statutory provisions, and municipal franchising authority. Public utility regulatory statutes, energy facility siting programs, and municipal franchising authority are examined to identify how they may impact on the ability of an organization, whether or not it be a regulated utility, to construct and operate an ICES.

  7. Robotic vehicle with multiple tracked mobility platforms

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    Salton, Jonathan R. (Albuquerque, NM); Buttz, James H. (Albuquerque, NM); Garretson, Justin (Albuquerque, NM); Hayward, David R. (Wetmore, CO); Hobart, Clinton G. (Albuquerque, NM); Deuel, Jr., Jamieson K. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A robotic vehicle having two or more tracked mobility platforms that are mechanically linked together with a two-dimensional coupling, thereby forming a composite vehicle of increased mobility. The robotic vehicle is operative in hazardous environments and can be capable of semi-submersible operation. The robotic vehicle is capable of remote controlled operation via radio frequency and/or fiber optic communication link to a remote operator control unit. The tracks have a plurality of track-edge scallop cut-outs that allow the tracks to easily grab onto and roll across railroad tracks, especially when crossing the railroad tracks at an oblique angle.

  8. Results of the mobile gamma scanning activities in Wayne and Pequannock Townships, New Jersey

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    Johnson, C.A.; Roberts, D.A.; Patania, V.P.; Foley, R.D.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the early 1980s the W. R. Grace site and the adjacent area were the focus of several radiological investigations. Radiological surveys revealed surface radionuclide concentrations greater than those acceptable under US Department of Energy (DOE) remedial action guidelines. In 1984, Congress assigned responsibility for cleanup of the W.R. Grace site to the Department of Energy. The property was redesignated as the Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS) and in 1985 DOE began plans for survey/monitoring, and remedial action of nearby vicinity properties and the interim storage site. Evaluations of the radiological survey data in 1986 indicated radioactive contamination above current DOE guidelines at the off-site areas of parts of Township Park southwest of WISS, and parts of the Sheffield Brook area and railroad siding in Pequannock Township. Remedial action was conducted over several years of most of these areas and independent verification of remedial action was performed. A team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a mobile radiological scanning survey of a stretch of public roadway in the immediate vicinity south of the WISS, extending northwest to the Pompton turnpike. A mobile gamma scanning van with an on-board computer system was used to identify at least 24 anomalous areas, some attributable to the naturally elevated levels in concrete, asphalt, and natural granite found in streets, driveways and landscaping materials in the area. Analyses of the biased soil samples taken in the ballpark also revealed slightly elevated thorium concentrations. However, soil concentration measurements when averaged over 100 m{sup 2} fall below the limits prescribed by DOE radiological guidelines established for this site. The anomalies may result from a wide range of sources, such as ash, granite, and fertilizer as well as materials from the former Grace facility.

  9. Exposure and effects of oilfield brine discharges on western sandpipers (Calidris mauri) in Nueces Bay, Texas

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    Rattner, B.A.; Melancon, M.J. [National Biological Survey, Laurel, MD (United States); Capizzi, J.L. [Texas A& M Univ., College Station, TX (United States); King, K.A. [Fish and Wildlife Service, Phoenix, AZ (United States); LeCaptain, L.J. [Fish and Wildlife Service, Spokane, WA (United States)

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Discharge of oilfield brines into fresh and estuarine waters is a common disposal practice in Texas. Petroleum crude oil (PCO) extraction from underground stores includes the removal of a significant amount of water along with the oil. Several methods may be used to separate the oil and water fractions, including tank batteries, heat separation, and skimming ponds. Disposal of the resultant produced water (oilfield brine) may be accomplished by deep-well injection or discharge to surface waters. In Texas, an estimated 766,000 barrels of oilfield brine were discharged daily into tidal waters in 1979. The maximum concentration for oil and grease in these discharges permitted by the Texas Railroad Commission is 25 ppm. Several studies have shown that oilfield brines are toxic to a wide range of marine life, yet little is known about their effects on birds and mammals. Exposure to petroleum in oilfield wastes could evoke toxicological effects in some waterbird species. Avian responses to PCO exposure are highly variable, including cessation of growth, osmoregulatory impairment, endocrine dysfunction, hemolytic anemia, altered blood chemistry, cytochrome P450 induction, reduced reproductive success, and mortality. Oilfield brine discharges may soon be the largest and most pervasive source of contaminants entering Texas estuaries. Migratory and resident birds feeding in the vicinity of discharge sites may be ingesting food items contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons, heavy metals and salts in sufficient quantities to evoke toxicity. The present study of wintering western sandpipers (Calidris mauri) that feed and roost near discharge sites sought to examine oilfield brine exposure and effects through quantification of contaminant burdens, morphological characteristics, and cytochrome P450-associated monooxygenase activities. 20 refs., 2 tabs.

  10. The Political History of Federal Land Exchanges

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    Panagia, Giancarlo

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    speculative) interests of timber companies appropriated someas the railroads or timber companies (Gates, 1968, p. 570).time railroad and timber companies had already significantly

  11. Transportation

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    Murphy, E.E

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The author discusses how, in a reversal of the usual pattern, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) turned this year to equipment dating back 20 years while several U.S. railroads and transit authorities invested in new designs. Also, the aviation industry adopted a new maintenance philosophy in the wake of several aircraft accidents attributed to the effects of aging.

  12. The reconstruction of the Lake Champlain sidewheel steamer Champlain II

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    Baldwin, Elizabeth Robinson

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The steamship Champlain II, ex-Oakes Ames, was built as a railroad car transfer ferry in 1868 at Marks Bay, Burlington, Vermont in the private shipyard of Napoleon B. Proctor. The vessel was later converted to a passenger line boat in 1873...

  13. Supplement 23, Part 3, Parasite-Subject Catalogue, Parasites: Trematoda and Cestoda 

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    Zidar, Judith A.; Shaw, Judith H.; Hanfman, Deborah T.; Kirby, Margie D.; Rayburn, Jane D.; Edwards, Shirley J.; Hood, Martha W.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    during the compilation of that supplement. A symbol for the library from which the original publication may be obtained is given at the end of each entry, e.g., Wa, Wm, Wc, etc. A key to these library symbols may be found in Supplements 10 and 20. A...) Keys: The subheading "key" indicates that the name is in- cluded in a taxonomic key. (5) Treatment: When there are several antiparasitic agents mentioned in a publication, a general term is used in the subheading, e.g., anthelmintics, insecticides...

  14. Supplement 23, Part 6, Section A. Subject Headings: A-I, Parasite-Subject Catalogue, Subject Headings and Treatment 

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    Hanfman, Deborah T.; Hood, Martha W.; Edwards, Shirley J.; Kirby, Margie D.; Rayburn, Judith H.; Zidar, Judith A.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    be obtained is given at the end of each entry, e.g., Wa, Wm, Wc, etc. A key to these library symbols may be found in Supplements 10 and 20. A list of serial abbreviations new to our files is published at the beginning of each Author Catalogue. Parasite... and Veterinary Zoology, are given. (4) Keys: The subheading "key" indicates that the name is in- cluded in a taxonomic key. (5) Treatment: When there are several antiparasitic agents mentioned in a publication, a general term is used in the subheading, e...

  15. Analysis of the effects of consumptive uses on the value of rural land

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    Faubion, James Forrest

    1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    significant influence on rural land values. To meet this objective two areas of Texas were chosen in which to study the land market activity during 1969 and 1970. Gillespie and Hamilton counties served as the study areas. Specific information gathered... to determine the significant factors affecting the price of land. in the two areas. Is was determi . cd that five variables had a significant effect upon the price of rural land in these areas. These variables in- cluded (1) distance to county seat on paved...

  16. Texas Rice, Volume V, Number 4

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    will include Dr. Garry McCauley who will discuss man- agement for the ratoon crop, in- cluding main crop cutting height and methods to reduce stubble height. Dr. Mike Chandler will share his research on aerial applications of Command herbicide as well... as important considerations in red rice control systems. Dr. M.O. Way will discuss in- sect pests in both main and ratoon crop and will also provide informa- tion on Icon seed treatment alter- natives. Mike Jund will give an over- view of fertility requirements...

  17. 50388 Federal Register' I Vol. 54, No. 233 I' Wednesday, December 6, 1989 I Rules and Regulations significantly affect either the quality of

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    significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or conservation of energy resources. Regulatory efficiency, our action should indirectly benefit small entities. Ist of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 1011 established under 49 US.C. 10905 and at the railroad's request: (i) in application proceedings, immediately

  18. Strategy Development Company Description

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    Dahl, David B.

    in the electric power generation, coal production, oil refining, railroad, chemical, and other industries. Our in the industry, legislation, and new competitive entrants require strategic adjustments. The project will entail industry analysis of current trends and new methods of finding clients. Furthermore, it will be necessary

  19. The Unsolvable Privacy Problem and its Implications for Security Technologies

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    Odlyzko, Andrew M.

    argues that there are strong incentives for decreasing privacy, rooted in the economic benefits of price incentives to price discriminate, as is well established in the economics literature. Railroads were discrimination. As a result, the privacy problem is unsolvable. The conflict between incentives to price

  20. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2289, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington,

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    the first step in a systematic process of quantitative risk analysis of railroad freight train safety statistical results representing the first step in a systematic process of quantitative risk analysis and risk.3141/2289-20 Analysis of the causes of train accidents is critical for rational allocation of resources to reduce

  1. Schrepel, Eric From: Jenkins, Kris

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    :10:46 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- fname: Jeremy lname: Smithson affiliation: Solar Washington Association address_2: 5308 Baker Ave NW except for coal companies in Montana. How then is their proposal featured so prominently in the draft of railroaded agenda. I must also ask why is there no mention of increased solar generation? The potential

  2. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2008

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Welcome to the 54th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. As noted in articles on recently issued DOE EISs (Complex Transformation, Yucca Mountain Repository and Railroad, and Western Energy Corridors), DOE has received and is responding to extensive public comment. This issue also pays tribute to two women who have made extraordinary contributions to NEPA implementation.

  3. Final work plan for targeted investigation at Hilton, Kansas.

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    LaFreniere, L. M.; Environmental Science Division

    2007-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This Work Plan outlines the scope of a targeted investigation to update the status of carbon tetrachloride contamination in groundwater associated with grain storage operations at Hilton, Kansas. The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), operated a grain storage facility in Hilton during the 1950s and 1960s. At the time of the CCC/USDA operation in Hilton, grain storage facilities (CCC/USDA and private) were located along the both sides of the former Union Pacific railroad tracks (Figure 1.1). The main grain storage structures were on or near the railroad right-of-way. The proposed targeted investigation, to be conducted by Argonne National Laboratory on the behalf of CCC/USDA, will supplement Argonne's Phase I and Phase II investigations in 1996-1997. The earlier investigations erroneously focused on an area east of the railroad property where the CCC/USDA did not operate, specifically on a private grain storage facility. In addition, the investigation was limited in scope, because access to railroad property was denied (Argonne 1997a,b). The hydrogeologic system at Hilton is potentially complex.

  4. Similarity of coupled non-equilibrium flows behind normal shock waves

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    Dalton, James Verne

    1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    at constant pressure Dissociation energy per molecule Average energy gained by vibra- tion due to recombination (per unit mass) Average energy lost from vibra- tion due to dissociation (per unit mass) Vibrational energy per unit mass Same as E (T... reverse reaction-rate cons tant N [N&] p Length of non-equilibrium zone Mach number Mass of an atom of nitrogen Number of vibrational levels in- cluded in dissociation energy Concentration of ni trogen Pressure moles/cc dynes/cmE vii Dei R...

  5. A Summary Report Keeping pace with changing global markets, meeting world demand for a host

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    Minnesota, University of

    in an uncertain world. Robert Johns (CTS director), Rebecca Jasper (Council of Supply Chain ManagementA Summary Report Keeping pace with changing global markets, meeting world demand for a host, transportation infrastructure, ports, railroads, biofuels and agricultural byproducts, and transportation

  6. An Evolutionary Approach For Blind Deconvolution Of Barcode Images With Nonuniform Illumination

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    Dumas, Laurent

    in industrial applications (supermarket checkout sys- tem, labelling railroad cars, ...). Nowadays, every comparison, allergen database (gluten, peanut ...). Unfortunately, it is not usual to have its own personal blurred and distorted by various factors, including speckle noise, ambient light. Then, a way, to decode

  7. Lateral Load Path Analysis FRA Concrete Tie and Fastener BAA Industry Partners Meeting

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    concrete crossties are in use on North American heavy haul freight railroads · Industry trends: ­ ManyLateral Load Path Analysis FRA Concrete Tie and Fastener BAA ­ Industry Partners Meeting Incline Standards Current Industry Practices AREMA Chapter 30 Finite Element Model Laboratory Experimentation Field

  8. Transportation Outlook 2035: Creating a Blueprint for the Sherman-Denison Region's Future

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    Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Planning Organization

    2009-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    ........................................................................................................................................... 61 7.1 Freight Transportation ....................................................................................................................................... 65 8.1 North Texas Regional Airport Share of Aircraft... days as small settlements in the Texoma region the cities of Sherman-Denison- VanAlstyne-Howe-Pottsboro fortunes have been tied to transportation. From historical roads, followed by railroads followed by, highways, and a county airport have all shaped...

  9. A Vision System for Monitoring Intermodal Freight Trains Avinash Kumar, Narendra Ahuja, John M Hart

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    Ahuja, Narendra

    of gaps between the loads of the IM train is esti- mated and is used to analyze the aerodynamic efficiency the most widespread and fastest growing portion of the North Amer- ican Freight Railroads. Their traffic between IM loads, thus resulting in high energy cost. This is a timely issue because of the fuel crisis

  10. Dynamic NetworksDynamic Networks ApplicationsApplications

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    Nagurney, Anna

    of today. #12;The study of the efficient operation on transportation networks dates to ancient Rome telecommunication networks and energy networks. No longer are networks independent of one another but critically. #12;MBTA Network #12;Major Highway and Railroad Networks in the US #12;Water Freight Transport Routes

  11. Highly Compliant and Self-Tightening Docking Modules for Precise and Fast Connection of Self-Reconfigurable Robots

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    Shen, Wei-Min

    -And-Self-Tightening (CAST) developed as an effective and efficient connector for joining and releasing modules of self using no additional energy for docking and negligible amount of energy for undocking. Development in order to make the process feasible and reliable. For example, docking among locomotives and railroad

  12. 15th Annual Freight & Logistics Steven Elmer

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    Minnesota, University of

    of freight #12;Railroad expansion helped the metro region develop its industrial and commercial base impact freight transportation in Twin Cities Funding uncertainties Energy shortages/Regional Freight Issues #12;A robust, efficient freight transportation system is critical to the region's economic

  13. A stable finite difference method for the elastic wave equation on complex geometries with free surfaces

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    Appelö, Daniel

    and periodic boundary conditions. The fully discrete version of the method conserves a discrete energy; curvilinear grids ; finite differences; stability; energy estimate; seismic wave propagation 1 Introduction, such as gas pipes, wave guides, railroad rails and disc brakes. In the vast majority of wave propagation

  14. Monitoring the Aerodynamic Efficiency of Intermodal Train Loading Using Machine Vision

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    - Champaign is developing a machine vision system to evaluate intermodal train energy efficiency based account for a large percentage of revenue for freight railroads, they are generally the least efficient train type in terms of energy consumption. Improving the energy efficiency of intermodal trains can

  15. NETWORKS FOR FUN Anna NagurneyAnna Nagurney

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    Nagurney, Anna

    ;Copyright 2000 Anna Nagurney Major Highway and Railroad Networks in the United States #12;Copyright 2000;Copyright 2000 Anna Nagurney Satellite and Undersea Cable Networks #12;Copyright 2000 Anna Nagurney Energy NetworksEnergy Networks provide the energy for ourprovide the energy for our homes, schools, and businesses

  16. Information House Committee on Transportation

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    . The energy efficiency and environmental advantage of rail over trucks are well established in terms Transportation Institute Page 2 MULTIMODAL FREIGHT Texas has a well developed and efficient multimodal, or more than $690 billion. Railroads transport more than a third of the tonmiles for freight valued

  17. EIS-0250-S2 and EIS-0369: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada—Nevada Rail Transportation Corridor and Rail Alignment for the Construction and Operation of a Railroad in Nevada to a Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada

  18. Investigating the Effects of Corrosion on the Fatigue Life of Welded Steel Attachments

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    Soape, Jack

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    of dollars each year for the railroad industry in terms of maintenance and inspection. Since a large number of these bridges are steel and their service life is typically governed by fatigue of welded details, it is important to determine the interactions...

  19. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2374, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington,

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    step in a systematic process of quantitative risk analysis, with the ultimate goal of optimizing the integration of risk reduction strategies. A generic framework for railroad hazmat transportation risk analysis. Then quantitative models are developed to estimate the effectiveness of various risk reduction strategies

  20. Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) SISTA Technical report 96-69

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    K.U.Leuven Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) SISTA Technical report 96-69 Matrix," in Proceedings of the 1997 Ameri- can Control Conference (ACC'97), Albuquerque, New Mexico, pp. 3136{3140, June manufacturing systems, telecommunication net- works, parallel processing systems and railroad traĆc net- works

  1. Polystyrene foams for thermal insulation. (Latest citations from the Rubber and Plastics Research Asociation database). Published Search

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    Not Available

    1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The bibliography contains citations concerning the use of polystyrene foam as a thermal insulator. References discuss applications in railroad tracks, masonry walls, foundations for shallow buildings, and commercial roofing. Use as a vibration medium is referenced. Topics include designing with foam and self-extinguishing foams. (Contains a minimum of 77 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

  2. Lessons for NASA A Message from the New Dean

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    Calyam, Prasad

    Safer Shift Changes at Hospitals Hospitals might prevent worker fatigue and ensure patient safety Emily Patterson, a visiting researcher at Ohio State's Institute for Ergonomics. "But there are other Canadian nuclear power plants, a railroad dispatch center in the United States and an ambulance dispatch

  3. Cleanup Verification Package for the 118-F-6 Burial Ground

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    H. M. Sulloway

    2008-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    This cleanup verification package documents completion of remedial action for the 118-F-6 Burial Ground located in the 100-FR-2 Operable Unit of the 100-F Area on the Hanford Site. The trenches received waste from the 100-F Experimental Animal Farm, including animal manure, animal carcasses, laboratory waste, plastic, cardboard, metal, and concrete debris as well as a railroad tank car.

  4. Integrating Deer, Quail and Turkey Habitat

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    Lyons, Robert K.; Ginnett, Tim F.

    2001-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    . Other sug- gestions: n Restrict grazing in the exclo- sures to July and August. Use moderate grazing intensity on the remaining areas. n Leave vegetation 18 to 24 inch- es tall with adequate inter- spaces. n Roadside or railroad rights-of- way can...

  5. Investigating the Effects of Corrosion on the Fatigue Life of Welded Steel Attachments 

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    Soape, Jack

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    of dollars each year for the railroad industry in terms of maintenance and inspection. Since a large number of these bridges are steel and their service life is typically governed by fatigue of welded details, it is important to determine the interactions...

  6. Methods Note/ NAPL Source Zone Depletion Model

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    to evaluate groundwater contamination and cleanup times for four complex mixtures of concern in the railroad industry. Among the petroleum hydrocarbon mixtures considered, the cleanup time of diesel fuel was much LNAPLs adequately represent the economic risk of chemical spills. To assess the environmental risk

  7. HumanWildlife Conflicts 1(2):224234, Fall 2007 Efficacy of CPTH-treated egg baits for

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    ), lambing sites (Larsen and Dietrich 1970), rangelands (Knight 1984), and linear right-of-ways of electric. 2004). Ravens often use electrical transmission towers, highway overpasses, and railroad trestles power transmission lines (Knight and Kawashima 1993). Raven abundance has tripled in the past 40 years

  8. A ROUTING SYSTEM BASED ON SPACEFILLING CURVES

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    Bartholdi III, John J.

    . It is cheapest to ship long distance by train and so railroads are capturing an in- creasing amount of long-haul, and all local freight, is handled by truck. The basic problem faced by a distribution manager, then among the vehicles so that not too many trucks are required. Copyright c 1995,6 John J. Bartholdi, III

  9. Alex Linares UPP 502, Planning Skills, Fall 2012

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    and brickyards. In 1852, the opening of the Rock Island railroad also contributed to Blue Island's growth. Blue to block traffic on the Rock Island rail line. On June 30th , 1894, two workers blocked the Rock Island. Source: 2005 Land Use Inventory, Version 1.0, CMAP #12;Alex Linares UPP 502, Planning Skills, Fall 2012

  10. Annual Report of the Feed Control Service, 1952-53.

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    Holleman, M. P.; Brock, F. D.

    1953-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    date of waybill; name of railroad issuing waybill; namf town from which shipment was made; name of firm from wnlcn feed was purchased; date shipment was received, and price per ton. This information is especially valuable to the Service in cases...

  11. Annual Report of the Feed Control Service, 1951-52.

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    Holleman, M. P.; Brock, F. D.

    1952-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of truck in which shipment is received; number and date of waybill; name of railroad issuing waybill; name of town from which shipment was made; name of firm from which feed was purchased; date shipment was received, and price per ton. This information...

  12. Annual Report of the Feed Control Service, 1953-54.

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    Anonymous

    1954-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    shipment; number and initials of car (or license number of truck in which shipment is received; number and date of waybill; name of railroad issuing waybill; name of town from rrhich shipment was made; name of firm from ' i~hich feed was purchased...

  13. Commercial Feeding Stuffs, September 1, 1938, to August 31, 1939.

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    Fuller, F. D. (Frederick Driggs); Sullivan, James

    1939-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ; number and initials of car in which shipment is received; number and date of waybill; name of railroad issuing waybill; name of town from which shipment was made; name of firm from which feed was purchased; date of original waybill; date shipment...

  14. Department of Industrial Engineering Fall 2012 Laser Non-Contact Measurement of Moving Product

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    With a non-contact measurement system improvements can be made in the inspection area ultimately eliminating Product Overview ArcelorMittal produces steel rails for railroads, cranes, transit agencies companies The team visited the factory again to conduct more measurements for the prototype and CAD models

  15. University of Heidelberg Institute of Environmental Physics

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    Roth, Kurt

    ?!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! construction ·urban facilities (houses,...) ·roads and railways 3 nd-water-level declines caused by pump was disrupted, causing differential thawing that warped the roadbed. The railroad was abandoned in 1938?!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! construction ·urban facilities (houses,...) ·roads and railways 1985-90: 78 M$ maintenance cost for Qinghai

  16. Process for producing ethanol from plant biomass using the fungus paecilomyces sp.

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wu, Jung Fu (Lakewood, CO)

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A process for producing ethanol from plant biomass is disclosed. The process in cludes forming a substrate from the biomass with the substrate including hydrolysates of cellulose and hemicellulose. A species of the fungus Paecilomyces, which has the ability to ferment both cellobiose and xylose to ethanol, is then selected and isolated. The substrate is inoculated with this fungus, and the inoculated substrate is then fermented under conditions favorable for cell viability and conversion of hydrolysates to ethanol. Finally, ethanol is recovered from the fermented substrate.

  17. KULSA Gourmet

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    KU LIbraries Staff Association

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    few recipes from the earlier editions have been in­ cluded for this collection. We hope you enjoy it! vi 3 ripe tomatoes, chopped '/2 c. onion, chopped 1 Jalapeno pepper, finely chopped 4 to 6 HOT peppers (Serrano, Habanera, etc...')'optional '/2 tsp. salt 1 tbsp. cumin 2 tsp. fresh lime juice Mix ingredients and refrigerate for one hour. Serve with chi ps, tacos, or other prepared dishes. 10 c. (6 lbs.) chopped red·ripe tomatoes 2 '/2 c. (1 lb.) seeded chopped Anaheim peppers 2...

  18. Function: Clifford:-version -display information about the current version of the 'CLIFFORD' Calling Sequence

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    Ablamowicz, Rafal

    . Examples: > restart:with(Clifford): > wexp(e1we2*t,3):clicollect(%); Cliplus has been loaded. Definitions for type/climon and type/clipolynom now in clude &C and &C[K]. Type ?cliprod for help. +Id t e1we2 > p:=e1we2+e1we3+e2we3: #define p > wexp(p,0); 1 > wexp(p,2); + + +e1we2 e1we3 e2we3 1 > wexp(p*t,0); 1

  19. The significance of the parallels between T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land and Robert Penn Warren's All The King's Men

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    Love, Patrick John

    1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Burden and Tiresias, reveal that the present is a vacuum void of meaning unless man has a sense of the past. The two writers ultimately con- clude that the future is simply an extension of the past and that man cannot have hope for the future unless... corresponding strong sense of tradition, reinforced by the mythological tr tare 'n The Waste Land and all the ~Zi 's hen. By means of the past of tradition one realizes the way he must go in the present. For Eliot, an awareness of tradition and the past...

  20. Subjects: Trematoda And Trematode Diseases, Part 4: Supergenera and Genera E-G

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    Doss, Mildred A.; Roach, Katharine F.; Breen, Virginia L.

    1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    .--Yamaguti, S. , 1958a, 642-643 (in- cludes M i ? ? ? p ? ? ? p h i u m, Patagifer, Episthmium, Echinochasmus, Stephano- prora, Monilifer). ?Yamashita, J. , 1938f, 875,876,877. (ECHINOCHASMUS) Bashkirova, E. L, 1941b, 256, 258(subg. of Echinochasmus.... cochensi Skrjabin, ?. I. ; & Bashkirova, E . ?. , 1956a, 602(for cohensi Rao, 1951). cohensi Krishna Rao.M.S., 1951b, 215-216, figs. l-3(Larus argentatus; i ? t e s t i ? e; Canada). --Leonov, V. ?. , 1956a, 74. colymbi Oshmarin, P. G. , 1950b, 166...

  1. The Planning, Licensing, Modifications, and Use of a Russian Vessel for Shipping Spent Nuclear Fuel by Sea in Support of the DOE RRRFR Program

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    Michael Tyacke; Dr. Igor Bolshinsky; Wlodzimierz Tomczak; Sergey Naletov; Oleg Pichugin

    2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return (RRRFR) Program, under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative, began returning Russian-supplied high-enriched uranium (HEU) spent nuclear fuel (SNF), stored at Russian-designed research reactors throughout the world, to Russia in January 2006. During the first years of making HEU SNF shipments, it became clear that the modes of transportation needed to be expanded from highway and railroad to include sea and air to meet the extremely aggressive commitment of completing the first series of shipments by the end of 2010. The first shipment using sea transport was made in October 2008 and used a non-Russian flagged vessel. The Russian government reluctantly allowed a one-time use of the foreign-owned vessel into their highly secured seaport, with the understanding that any future shipments would be made using a vessel owned and operated by a Russian company. ASPOL-Baltic of St. Petersburg, Russia, owns and operates a small fleet of vessels and has a history of shipping nuclear materials. ASPOL-Baltic’s vessels were licensed for shipping nuclear materials; however, they were not licensed to transport SNF materials. After a thorough review of ASPOL Baltic’s capabilities and detailed negotiations, it was agreed that a contract would be let with ASPOL-Baltic to license and refit their MCL Trader vessel for hauling SNF in support of the RRRFR Program. This effort was funded through a contract between the RRRFR Program, Idaho National Laboratory, and Radioactive Waste Management Plant of Swierk, Poland. This paper discusses planning, Russian and international maritime regulations and requirements, Russian authorities’ reviews and approvals, licensing, design, and modifications made to the vessel in preparation for SNF shipments. A brief summary of actual shipments using this vessel, experiences, and lessons learned also are described.

  2. United States Department of

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    elements including Union Pacific Railroad, gas and electric utilities, and high-voltage transmission lines

  3. Nevada's Noxious Weed Program Nevada Department of Agriculture

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    Nowak, Robert S.

    Partnership *Lincoln County *Lower Truckee *Newark/Long Valley *N. Nye & Esmeralda *Pershing County *Railroad

  4. Fatigue analysis of single-span and two-span solid-sawn, creosote-treated southern pine railroad bridge stringers

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    Comardo, Angelique France

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    be the preferred method of construction and rehabilitation of timber bridges. To properly assess the fatigue resistance of timber bridge stringers, it was necessary to conduct full-scale fatigue tests on stringer specimens. As part of the Timber Bridge Life...

  5. Recent Developments in the Management of Cameco Corporation's Fuel Services Division Waste - 13144

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    Smith, Thomas P. [Cameco Corporation, Port Hope, Ontario (Canada)] [Cameco Corporation, Port Hope, Ontario (Canada)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cameco Corporation is a world leader in uranium production. Headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan our operations provide 16% of the world uranium mine production and we have approximately 435 million pounds of proven and probable uranium reserves. Cameco mining operations are located in Saskatchewan, Wyoming, Nebraska and Kazakhstan. Cameco is also a major supplier of uranium processing services required to produce fuel for the generation of clean energy. These operations are based in Blind River, Cobourg and Port Hope, Ontario and are collectively referred to as the Fuel Services Division. The Fuel Services Division produces uranium trioxide from uranium ore concentrate at the Blind River Refinery. Cameco produces uranium hexafluoride and uranium dioxide at the Port Hope Conversion Facility. Cameco operates a fuel manufacturing facility in Port Hope, Ontario and a metal fabrication facility located in Cobourg, Ontario. The company manufactures fuel bundles utilized in the Candu reactors. Cameco's Fuel Services Division produces several types of low-level radioactively contaminated wastes. Internal processing capabilities at both the Blind River Refinery and Port Hope Conversion Facility are extensive and allow for the recycling of several types of waste. Notwithstanding these capabilities there are certain wastes that are not amenable to the internal processing capabilities and must be disposed of appropriately. Disposal options for low-level radioactively contaminated wastes in Canada are limited primarily due to cost considerations. In recent years, Cameco has started to ship marginally contaminated wastes (<500 ppm uranium) to the United States for disposal in an appropriate landfill. The landfill is owned by US Ecology Incorporated and is located near Grand View, Idaho 70 miles southeast of Boise in the Owyhee Desert. The facility treats and disposes hazardous waste, non-hazardous industrial waste and low-activity radioactive material. The site's arid climate, deep groundwater and favourable geology help ensure permanent waste isolation. Combined with a state of the art multi-layer landfill liner system, the Grand View facility represents an ideal choice to minimize environmental liability. Marginally contaminated wastes from operations within the Fuel Services Division are typically loaded into PacTec IP-2 rated Intermediary Bulk Containers and then transported by road to a nearby rail siding. The Intermediary Bulk Containers are then loaded in US Ecology owned gondola rail-cars. The gondolas are then transported via Canadian Pacific and Union Pacific railroads to the US Ecology Rail Transfer facility located in Mayfield, Idaho. The Intermediary Bulk Containers are unloaded into trucks for transport to the disposal facility located approximately 32 miles away. (authors)

  6. Current Status and Potential Impacts Regarding the Proposed Development of a Rail Line to the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository

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    Lanthrum, G. [U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States); Gunnerson, J. [Booz Allen Hamilton, Las Vegas, NV (United States)

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper provides a description of the current status regarding the proposed development of a rail line to the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository in Nye County, Southern Nevada, which includes potential impacts analyzed during the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, and the subsequent creation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the rail line. Potential impacts are addressed within the context of impacts to natural and human environmental resources found within the geographic area of the proposed federal project. Potential impacts to these resources have been fully analyzed in the Rail Alignment Draft EIS (DEIS). This paper includes a summary of the potential impacts analyzed in the DEIS. Examples of potential impacts include land use conflicts, air quality, water use, and impacts to biological and cultural resources, among others. In conclusion: Based on its obligations under the NWPA and its decision to select the mostly rail scenario for the transportation of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste, DOE needs to ship these materials by rail in Nevada to a repository at Yucca Mountain. DOE prepared the Rail Alignment EIS to provide the background, data, information, and analyses to help decision makers and the public understand the potential environmental impacts that could result from constructing and operating a railroad for shipment of spent nuclear fuel, high-level radioactive waste, and other materials from an existing rail line in Nevada to a repository at Yucca Mountain. This railroad would consist of a rail line, railroad operations support facilities, and other related infrastructure. DOE will use the Rail Alignment EIS to decide whether to construct and operate the proposed railroad, and if so, to: - Select a rail alignment (Caliente rail alignment or Mina rail alignment) in which to construct the railroad; - Select the common segments and alternative segments within either a Caliente rail alignment or a Mina rail alignment. The Department would use the selected common segments and alternative segments to identify the public lands to be included in right-of-way applications; - Decide where to construct proposed railroad operations support facilities; - Decide whether to restrict use of the rail line to DOE trains, or whether to allow commercial shippers to operate over the rail line; and - Determine what mitigation measures to implement. (authors)

  7. Transporation Energy

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    Clifford Mirman; Promod Vohra

    2012-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This Transportation Energy Project is comprised of four unique tasks which work within the railroad industry to provide solutions in various areas of energy conservation. These tasks addressed: energy reducing yard related decision issues; alternate fuels; energy education, and energy storage for railroad applications. The NIU Engineering and Technology research team examined these areas and provided current solutions which can be used to both provide important reduction in energy usage and system efficiency in the given industry. This project also sought a mode in which rural and long-distance education could be provided. The information developed in each of the project tasks can be applied to all of the rail companies to assist in developing efficiencies.

  8. A Magazine of Nature: "Garden and Forest" and the Rise of American Environmental Awareness

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    Hou, Shen

    2008-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    ; in 1890, 164,000 miles; and in 1900, 193,000 miles. The spreading railroad system made the transportation of raw materials and products go farther and faster. The major triumph of the second industrial revolution?the wide application of electric power... the same income and getting along in harmony. Science and technology progressed to meet human needs and enhance their happiness, and individual freedom was secured by improvement in the power of production. Looking backward, however, West clearly...

  9. Chemicals and campesinos

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    Johnson, Roland Hunter

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    enterprise (Adams, 1914; Kepner, 1935; Wilson, 1947; Hay and Plaza, 1958). In 1905, to meet the growing demand for bananas in the United States and Europe, Samuel Zemurray traveled to Honduras. In partnezship with United Fruit Company, the offspring... of Boston Fruit Company, Zemurray bought land . He acquired control of a minor railroad line and began to develop banana plantations in Honduras (Kepner, 1935; Wilson, 19471 Hay and Plaza, 1958). By 1910, Niqad Higuel Davila, the Honduran President...

  10. Natural Gas Regulatory Policy: Current Issues

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    Watkins, G.

    NATURAL GAS REGULATORY roLICY: CURRENT ISSUES G. GAIL WATKINS Railroad Commission of Texas Austin, Texas ABSTRACT Many changes have occurred in recent months in both federal and state natural gas regulation. Those changes have increased... the options of industrial energy consumers for purchasing and moving natural gas. This panel viII discuss important developments in federal and state regulatory arenas and their impacts on purchasing options. Among the issues discussed viII be: 1...

  11. Commercial Feeding Stuffs, September 1, 1934 to August 31, 1935.

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    Fuller, F. D. (Frederick Driggs); Sullivan, James

    1935-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    lots should always have available for use of the inspector the fol- lowing information: the total number of tons in the shipment; number and initials of car in which shipment is received; number and date of waybill; name of railroad issuing waybill...; name of town from which shipment was made; name of firm from which feed was purchased; date of original waybill; date shipment was received, and price per ton. This information is especially valuable to the Service in all cases involving...

  12. The Normal/Bloomington Amtrak passenger station

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    Francis, C.E. [Illinois State Univ., Normal, IL (United States)

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The new Normal/Bloomington, Illinois Amtrak railroad passenger station was completed in 1990. A number of energy conservation technologies have been combined to provide for efficient railroad operations, passenger comfort, and a pleasing atmosphere. Passive solar heating, shading, and the building`s thermal efficiency have substantially reduced the amount of energy required for space conditions. The use of daylighting high efficiency fluorescent and high pressure sodium lighting as well as electronic load management have reduced energy requirements for lighting more than 70%. A stand-alone PV system provides energy for a portion of the building`s electrical requirement. An average monthly output of 147 kWh accounts for approximately 7.5% of the total electrical load. Overall, this station requires less than 25% of the energy required by a recently built `typical` station of similar size in a similar climate.

  13. Northeast Corridor improvement project draft environmental impact statement/report for electrification of Northwest Corridor, New Haven, CT. to Boston, MA. Volume 3. Technical appendices. Final report, September 1992-September 1993

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    Not Available

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The impacts of extending electrification on the National Railroad Passenger Corporation's (Amtrak) Northeast Corridor (NEC) from New Haven, Connecticut to Boston, Massachusetts are of direct concern to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). To improve rail service and increase ridership between New York and Boston, Amtrak proposes the electrification of the NEC main line between New Haven, CT and Boston, MA using an overhead 2 x 25,000 volt - 60 hertz power system. The volume Number III contains the detailed technical studies that were performed in order to identify and evaluate the environmental impacts of the proposed project. Some of these studies have been included entirely in the Draft Environmental Impact Statements-draft (DEIS/R) (Volume 1). The technical evaluations performed were based upon regulatory requirements as well as substantive issues raised by individuals and public agencies as part of the public participation program.

  14. Application of Homopolar Pulsed Power to Metals Joining

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    Keith, R. E.; Aanstoos, T. A.; Weldon, W. F.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -20, 1983 In 1977, the Energy Storage Group was upgraded to its present status of a full research center (CEM-UT). Since 1978, we have conducted pulse resistance welding research sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the National... Corporation, was concerned with welding railroad rails and vehicle components. The EPRI project [2,7,8J involved welding -in. (10-em) schedule 80 type 304 stainless steel p pe. The objective was to determine the feasibility of joining boiling water...

  15. Does the lack of trade matter?: the endowment effect and the Coase Theorem

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    Rose, Cynthia Lynn

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    will be allocated efficiently regardless of the initial assignment of property rights, started a revolution of thought in the economic profession in the areas of transaction costs and exchange theory. I use the railroad-and-farmer example made famous by Coase... Worker: Editorial and Research Assistant, May 2001 ? present Cook Children 's Physicians Network, Denton, Texas Receptionist: May 1999 ? present Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Denton, Texas Ward Clerk: Summer 2000 Law Office of Michael R. Lipscomb...

  16. Electronic Compliance and Approval Project (ECAP)

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    Morgan, Hope; Varela, Richard A.; LaHood, Deborah; Cisco, Susan; Benavides, Mary Ann; Burks, Donna

    2002-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The Texas Railroad Commission (RRC), working in partnership with the United States Department of Energy and the oil and gas industry it regulates, implemented a strategy for improving efficiency in regulations and significantly reducing administrative operating costs through the Electronic Compliance and Approval Process (ECAP). This project streamlined regulatory compliance and reporting by providing the ability to electronically submit, process, and query oil and gas applications and reports through the Internet-based ECAP system.

  17. Subterranean Termites 

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    Gold, Roger E.; Howell Jr., Harry N.; Glenn, Grady J.; Engler, Kimberly

    2005-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    in landscape timbers, railroad cross-timbers, mulch and wooden pallets. Isolated infestations of Formosan termites have been reported in many areas of the state (See E- 367, ?Formosan Subterranean Termites?). Identification Subterranean termites are social... and around foundations during and after construction. Stainless steel mesh or plastic sheeting impregnated with a termiticide is available for long-term termite proofing of new homes. These are normally installed on top of the soil and around plumbing...

  18. Energy Policy Act transportation rate study: Interim report on coal transportation

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    NONE

    1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary purpose of this report is to examine changes in domestic coal distribution and railroad coal transportation rates since enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA90). From 1988 through 1993, the demand for low-sulfur coal increased, as a the 1995 deadline for compliance with Phase 1 of CAAA90 approached. The shift toward low-sulfur coal came sooner than had been generally expected because many electric utilities switched early from high-sulfur coal to ``compliance`` (very low-sulfur) coal. They did so to accumulate emissions allowances that could be used to meet the stricter Phase 2 requirements. Thus, the demand for compliance coal increased the most. The report describes coal distribution and sulfur content, railroad coal transportation and transportation rates, and electric utility contract coal transportation trends from 1979 to 1993 including national trends, regional comparisons, distribution patterns and regional profiles. 14 figs., 76 tabs.

  19. PLAY ANALYSIS AND DIGITAL PORTFOLIO OF MAJOR OIL RESERVOIRS IN THE PERMIAN BASIN: APPLICATION AND TRANSFER OF ADVANCED GEOLOGICAL AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES FOR INCREMENTAL PRODUCTION OPPORTUNITIES

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    Shirley P. Dutton; Eugene M. Kim; Ronald F. Broadhead; Caroline L. Breton; William D. Raatz; Stephen C. Ruppel; Charles Kerans

    2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Permian Basin of west Texas and southeast New Mexico has produced >30 Bbbl (4.77 x 10{sup 9} m{sup 3}) of oil through 2000, most of it from 1,339 reservoirs having individual cumulative production >1 MMbbl (1.59 x 10{sup 5} m{sup 3}). These significant-sized reservoirs are the focus of this report. Thirty-two Permian Basin oil plays were defined, and each of the 1,339 significant-sized reservoirs was assigned to a play. The reservoirs were mapped and compiled in a Geographic Information System (GIS) by play. Associated reservoir information within linked data tables includes Railroad Commission of Texas reservoir number and district (Texas only), official field and reservoir name, year reservoir was discovered, depth to top of the reservoir, production in 2000, and cumulative production through 2000. Some tables also list subplays. Play boundaries were drawn for each play; the boundaries include areas where fields in that play occur but are <1 MMbbl (1.59 x 10{sup 5} m{sup 3}) of cumulative production. This report contains a summary description of each play, including key reservoir characteristics and successful reservoir-management practices that have been used in the play. The CD accompanying the report contains a pdf version of the report, the GIS project, pdf maps of all plays, and digital data files. Oil production from the reservoirs in the Permian Basin having cumulative production >1 MMbbl (1.59 x 10{sup 5} m{sup 3}) was 301.4 MMbbl (4.79 x 10{sup 7} m{sup 3}) in 2000. Cumulative Permian Basin production through 2000 from these significant-sized reservoirs was 28.9 Bbbl (4.59 x 10{sup 9} m{sup 3}). The top four plays in cumulative production are the Northwest Shelf San Andres Platform Carbonate play (3.97 Bbbl [6.31 x 10{sup 8} m{sup 3}]), the Leonard Restricted Platform Carbonate play (3.30 Bbbl 5.25 x 10{sup 8} m{sup 3}), the Pennsylvanian and Lower Permian Horseshoe Atoll Carbonate play (2.70 Bbbl [4.29 x 10{sup 8} m{sup 3}]), and the San Andres Platform Carbonate play (2.15 Bbbl [3.42 x 10{sup 8} m{sup 3}]).

  20. Lubbock Metropolitan Transportation Plan

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    Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization

    2007-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    for Users (SAFETEA-LU) and its predecessors, the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) and the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991, specified the transportation systems on which certain federal funds can... in Chapter 5 ? Streets and Highways; Chapter 6 ? Public Transportation; Chapter 7 ? Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan; Chapter 8 ? Lubbock International Airport and Chapter 9 ? Railroads and Trucking. Federally funded transit projects were developed...

  1. 21st Century Locomotive Technology: Quarterly Technical Status Report 7

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    Lembit Salasoo; Jennifer Topinka; Anthony H Furman; Paul K Houpt

    2004-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Experimental and analytical work has continued on advanced fuel injection. Experimental trends continue to agree with modeling predictions. Based on rub tests, polymeric abradable coating compositions were downselected and evaluated in the turbocharger, to give encouraging performance gains. The detailed hybrid battery duty cycle was studied and battery life testing procedure required adjustments. Optimizer algorithm robustness has been improved, and a real-time optimizer simulation system was constructed and demonstrated at a railroad suppliers trade meeting.

  2. Final environmental impact statement/report and 4(f) statement. Volume 1. Northeast corridor improvement project electrification: New Haven, CT to Boston, MA. Final report

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    NONE

    1994-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is the final environmental impact statement and final environmental impact report (FEIS/R) on the proposal by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to complete the electrification of the Northeast Corridor main line by extending electric traction from New Haven, CT, to Boston, MA. This document (Volume I) is the main body of the FEIS/R and includes a 4(f) Statement on the proposed location of an electrification facility in the Great Swamp Wildlife Management Area.

  3. Record of decision: Final environmental impact statement/report and 4(f) statement. Northeast Corridor Improvement Project electrification, New Haven, CT to Boston, MA. Final report

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    NONE

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This record of decision (ROD) completes the environmental review by the Federal Administration (FRA) of the proposal by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to extend electric train operation from New Haven, CT, to Boston, MA. In this ROD, FRA approves Amtrak`s proposal subject to the inclusion into the project of a number of measures to eliminate or minimize potential adverse environmental impacts.

  4. Appendix to the final environmental impact report supplement. Northeast Corridor Improvement Project electrification, New Haven, CT to Boston, MA. Final report

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    NONE

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is an appendix to the final Environmental Impact Report Supplement, published on February 15, 1995, addressing the proposal by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to complete the electrification of the Northeast Corridor main line by extending electric traction from New Haven, CT, to Boston, MA. The purpose of this document is to discuss the selection of the Boston area electrical substation site and the relocation of a paralleling station in East Foxboro.

  5. Final environmental impact statement/report. Volume 2. Technical studies. Northeast corridor improvement project electrification: New Haven, CT to Boston, MA

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    NONE

    1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is the final environmental impact statement and final environmental impact report (FEIS/R) on the proposal by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to complete the electrification of the Northeast Corridor main line by extending electric traction from New Haven, CT, to Boston, MA. This document (Volume II) presents additional technical studies to supplement Volume III of the DEIS/R issued in October 1993 (PB94-111838).

  6. NYPA/TH!NK Clean Commute Program Report – Inception through February 2003

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    Don Karner; James Francfort

    2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Clean Commute Program uses TH!NK city electric vehicles from Ford Motor Company’s electric vehicle group, TH!NK Mobility, to demonstrate the feasibility of using electric transportation in urban applications. The primary Program partners are the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Ford. The other Program partners providing funding and other support include the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro North Railroad, Long Island Railroad, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Long Island Power Authority, New York State Department of Transportation, New York City Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA). The data in this report is being collected via an internet-based questionnaire system by the AVTA through its subcontractor Electric Transportation Applications. Suburban New York City railroad commuters use the TH!NK city vehicles to commute from their private residences to railroad stations where they catch commuter trains into New York City. Electric vehicle charging infrastructure for the TH!NK cities is located at the commuters’ private residences as well as seven train stations. Eighty-seven commuters are using the TH!NK city vehicles, with 80% actively providing data to the AVTA. The participants have driven the vehicles nearly 150,000 miles since Program inception, avoiding the use of almost 7,000 gallons of gasoline. The TH!NK city vehicles are driven an average of between 180 and 230 miles per month, and over 95% of all trips taken with the TH!NK city vehicles replace trips previously taken in gasoline vehicles. This report covers the period from Program inception through February 2003.

  7. Optimizing the aerodynamic efficiency of intermodal freight trains

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    and energy efficiency of railroad intermodal trains. Several recommendations regarding railway equipment use efficiency; Aerodynamics; Fuel use; Railroad intermodal transportation; Loading assignment; Urban freight 1 practices on train make-up and energy efficiency. They found that aerodynamic characteristics significantly

  8. Click to edit Master subtitle style Beijing Traffic Jam

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    Nagurney, Anna

    , coal trucks, construction · Solutions: Railroad, Straddle bus, Transport energy #12;12/10/10 Questions · Foreign investment increase · GDP · Development · Challenge: environment · Goal: energy #12;12/10/10 Potential Solutions #12;12/10/10 Solution: Railroads "Specialrailwayshouldbebuilttotransportcoalfrom Inner

  9. Presenters: Peter Wasko, Mn/DOT Metro District

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    Minnesota, University of

    . · Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) · The FAA has source regulations for commercial jet engines. All projects. · Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) · Regulation of railroad related noise commercial jet engines must meet noise emission criteria prior to being certified for flight. · Federal

  10. U N I V E R S I T Y O F C O L O R A D O B O U L D E R C ATA L O G Explore more online

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    to heavy industry like railroad switch yards, smelters, and mills. Today it is a green, lovely place

  11. Auxiliary Material Table S1 Description of five emission categories of NEI.

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    estimate from NONROADb model for internal combustion engine emissions railroad equipment, construction Washington International Airport. Figure S7. Case studie

  12. Method and apparatus for acoustically monitoring the flow of suspended solid particulate matter

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Roach, Paul D. (Darien, IL); Raptis, Apostolos C. (Downers Grove, IL)

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus for monitoring char flow in a coal gasifier system cludes flow monitor circuits which measure acoustic attenuation caused by the presence of char in a char line and provide a char flow/no flow indication and an indication of relative char density. The flow monitor circuits compute the ratio of signals in two frequency bands, a first frequency band representative of background noise, and a second higher frequency band in which background noise is attenuated by the presence of char. Since the second frequency band contains higher frequencies, the ratio can be used to provide a flow/no flow indication. The second band can also be selected so that attenuation is monotonically related to particle concentration, providing a quantitative measure of char concentration.

  13. NATIONAL GEOTHERMAL DATA SYSTEM (NGDS) GEOTHERMAL DATA DOMAIN: ASSESSMENT OF GEOTHERMAL COMMUNITY DATA NEEDS

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    Anderson, Arlene [United States Department of Energy; Blackwell, David [Southern Methodist University; Chickering, Cathy [Southern Methodist University; Boyd, Toni [Oregon Institute of Technology; Horne, Roland [Stanford University; MacKenzie, Matthew [Uberity Technology Corporation; Moore, Joseph [University of Utah; Nickull, Duane [Uberity Technology Corporation; Richard, Stephen [Arizona Geological survey; Shevenell, Lisa A. [University of Nevada, Reno

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To satisfy the critical need for geothermal data to ad- vance geothermal energy as a viable renewable ener- gy contender, the U.S. Department of Energy is in- vesting in the development of the National Geother- mal Data System (NGDS). This paper outlines efforts among geothermal data providers nationwide to sup- ply cutting edge geo-informatics. NGDS geothermal data acquisition, delivery, and methodology are dis- cussed. In particular, this paper addresses the various types of data required to effectively assess geother- mal energy potential and why simple links to existing data are insufficient. To create a platform for ready access by all geothermal stakeholders, the NGDS in- cludes a work plan that addresses data assets and re- sources of interest to users, a survey of data provid- ers, data content models, and how data will be ex- changed and promoted, as well as lessons learned within the geothermal community.

  14. A Molecular Railroad with Large Pores: Synthesis and Structure of Ni(4,4-bpy)2.5(H2O)2(ClO4)2,1.5(4,4-bpy),2H2O

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    Yaghi, Omar M.

    and the study of their framework stability.3 Third, uncovering their unusual molecular sieving and ion network, where large pores of 11 × 11 Ĺ dimensions exist despite the tendency of such networks to self.; Washizu, S.; Ogura, K. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1994, 116, 1151. (i) MacGillivray, L. R.; Subramanian, S

  15. ydrocarbon detector for the remote sensing of vehicle exhaust emissions

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    Denver, University of

    -nitrogen-cooled indium antimonide detectors, a rotating gas filter correlation cell which pre- cluded the simultaneous, and associated electronics. The new instrument uses four Peltier cooled lead selenide (PbSe) detectors, one each

  16. Parallel ContinuationBased Global Optimization for Molecular Conformation and Protein Folding \\Lambda

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    Neumaier, Arnold

    Parallel Continuation­Based Global Optimization for Molecular Conformation and Protein Folding­ pecially protein folding. Global minimization problems are difficult to solve when the objective functions­ cluding energy functions for molecular conformation and protein folding. Mathematical theory

  17. Combustion of waste fuels in a fluidized-bed boiler

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    Zylkowski, J.; Ehrlich, S.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports on a project whose objectives are to determine the impact of the waste fuels on Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustion (AFBC) operating procedures, boiler performance, and emissions and to assess the potential for fuel-specific operating problems. The low-grade waste fuels investigated are hogged railroad ties, shredded rubber tires, peat, refuse-derived fuel, and one or more agricultiral wastes. The Northern States Power (NSP) Company converted their French Island Unit No. 2 stoker-fired boiler to a fluidized-bed combustor designed to burn wood waste. NSP and EPRI are investigating cofiring other waste fuels with wood waste. Topics considered include fluidized-bed boiler conversion, fuel resources, economic justification, environmental considerations, the wood-handling system, an auxiliary fuel system, the air quality control system, ash handling and disposal, and the alternate fuels test program.

  18. "Pretty plutocrats": a feminist reading of the works of Charles Dudley Warner

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    Kibbe, Kristi Kay

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    railroad surveyor in Missouri, which enabled him to travel throughout the West (Lounsbury viii). These travels would later be exploited by Warner when he created the character of Philip Sterling in The Gilded A e. Still drawn to the legal profession... as the cucumbers which lay sliced in ice before her, and when she began to dispense the fresh dishes, I saw at once that the day of my destiny was over (93). After trying to convince Polly that it was he who had in fact done all the work, the gardener finally...

  19. Commercial Feeding Stuffs, September 1, 1936 to August 31, 1937.

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    Fuller, F. D. (Frederick Driggs); Sullivan, James

    1937-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    - lowing information: the total number of tons in the shipment; number and initials of car in which shipment is received; number and date of waybill; name of railroad issuing waybill; name of town from which shipment was made; name of firm from which... feed was purchased; date of original waybill; date shipment was received, and price per ton. This information is especially valuable to the Service in all cases involving the shipment of feed from other States, as it will assist in proving the sale...

  20. Commercial Feeding Stuffs from September 1, 1939 to August 31, 1940.

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    Sullivan, James; Fuller, F. D. (Frederick Driggs)

    1940-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    number of tons in the shipment; number and initials of car in which shipment is received; number and date of waybill; name of railroad issuing waybill; name of town from which shipment was made; name of firm from which feed was purchased; date... of original waybill; date shipment was received, and price per ton. This information is especially valuable to the Service in all cases involving the shipment of feed from other States, as it will assist in proving the sale and protecting Texas purchasers...

  1. Commercial Feeding Stuffs, September 1, 1937 to August 31, 1938.

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    Fuller, F. D. (Frederick Driggs); Sullivan, James

    1938-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    that purchasers of feed in car lots should always have available for use of the inspector the fol- lowing information: the total number of tons in the shipment; number and initials of car in which shipment is received; number and date of waybill; name... of railroad issuing waybill; name of town from which shipment was made; name of firm from which feed was purchased; dat of original waybill; date shipment was received, and price per ton. Thi information is especially valuable to the Service in all cases...

  2. Coal-fueled diesel technology development. Final report, March 3, 1988--January 31, 1994

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    none,

    1994-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Since 1979, the US Department of Energy has been sponsoring Research and Development programs to use coal as a fuel for diesel engines. In 1984, under the partial sponsorship of the Burlington Northern and Norfolk Southern Railroads, GE completed a 30-month study on the economic viability of a coal-fueled locomotive. In response to a GE proposal to continue researching the economic and technical feasibility of a coal-fueled diesel engine for locomotives, DOE awarded a contract to GE Corporate Research and Development for a three-year program that began in March 1985 and was completed in 1988. That program was divided into two parts: an Economic Assessment Study and a Technical Feasibility Study. The Economic Assessment Study evaluated the benefits to be derived from development of a coal-fueled diesel engine. Seven areas and their economic impact on the use of coal-fueled diesels were examined; impact on railroad infrastructure, expected maintenance cost, environmental considerations, impact of higher capital costs, railroad training and crew costs, beneficiated coal costs for viable economics, and future cost of money. The Technical Feasibility Study used laboratory- and bench-scale experiments to investigate the combustion of coal. The major accomplishments of this study were the development of injection hardware for coal water slurry (CWS) fuel, successful testing of CWS fuel in a full-size, single-cylinder, medium-speed diesel engine, evaluation of full-scale engine wear rates with metal and ceramic components, and the characterization of gaseous and particulate emissions. Full combustion of CWS fuel was accomplished at full and part load with reasonable manifold conditions.

  3. Ultrasonic Rayleigh wave inspection of unit train rotary couplers

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    Salkowski, Charles Leo

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) fleet of 90, 718 kg. high side, rotary dump gondolas. The cars travel 5205 knr round trip from La Grange to the Decker Mines near Gillete, wyoming in approximately ten days. The annual rate of service accumulation.... There are several designs ol' rotary couplers in use, one of which has experienced extraordinarily high failure rates. Car maintenance occurs at the LCRA shop in Smithville, Texas and at other railroad shops along coal train routes. These shops perform...

  4. The application of the fusion method of thermit welding to small diameter tubing: An analysis of mold design and powder quantity.

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    Eller, Frank Charles

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of thermit welding to the joining of small diameter steel tubing. This research was done in cooperation with Thomas M. Glynn (7), who investigated another basic aspect of this problem, Thermit welding is one of the oldest welding processes. It makes use... in the joining of ferrous metals of large cross sectional area, usually castings or f'orgings in the railroad and shipping industries. During this period, thermit welding was also applied to the joining of pipe by a process called the plastic method. This iv...

  5. Commercial Feeding Stuffs, from September 1, 1948 to August 31, 1949.

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    Holleman, M. P.; Brock, F. D.

    1949-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by the inspector the following information: freight bills and invoices covering each shipment; or, the total number of tons in each shipment; number and initials of car or license number of truck in which shipment is recei~red; number and date of waybill; name... of railroad issuing waybill; name of town from which shipment was made; name of firm from which feed was purchased; date shipment was received, and price per ton. This information is especially valuable to the Service in all cases involving the shipment...

  6. Commercial Feeding Stuffs, September 1, 1935 to August 31, 1936.

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    Fuller, F. D. (Frederick Driggs); Sullivan, James

    1936-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for use of the inspector the fol- lowing information: the total number of tons in the shipment; number and initials of car in which shipment is received; number and date of waybill; name of railroad issuing waybill; name of town from which shipment... was made; name of firm from which feed was purchased; date of original waybill; date shipment was received, and price per ton. This information is especially valuable to the Service in all cases involving the shipment of feed from other States...

  7. Commercial Feeding Stuffs, from September 1, 1949 to August 31, 1950.

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    Holleman, M. P.; Brock, F. D.

    1950-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    information : freight bills and invoices covering each shipment; or, the total number of tons in each shipment; number and initials of car or license number of truck in which shipment is received; number and date of waybill; name of railroad issuing... waybill; name of town from which shipment was made; name of firm from which feed was purchased; date shipment was received, and price per ton. This information is especially valuable to the Service in all cases involving the shipment of feed from other...

  8. Passed on traditions: Reclaiming ethnic heritage through magical realism

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    Rouse, Linda Anne

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . was isolated from the community simply by his association with her; it did not matter that he knew nothing of the child's murder. In order for the community to accept Paul D. , Stamp Paid, the former Underground Railroad conductor, must convince one... baby. Morrison provides a list of the strange behavior in and around 124 Bluestone. Locals ride at a gallop when they pass the house; Paul D. , a newcomer to the house and to town, feels the presence of the baby as soon as he sets foot in the house...

  9. The politics of food production: a comparative study of the agricultural development policies of five African nations.

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    Wallis, Leslie Jean

    1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and tra- ditional areas by presence or lack of roads is not nearly as sharp as in zambia. The number of roads connecting the Ivory Coast with neighboring nations are few: three going to Ghana~ three to Upper Volta, three to 4 West Africa Annual 1972...-1973 (Lagos: John West Publications, Ltd , 1973), pp 147-148 5 Berg, p. 217. 30 Map 1. Roads and the Railroad in the Ivory Coast "" . I Sr eeo BO IROUI. AS e fN lor +v 0 de Nl ndiel FerkeMddoupo GUINEE KORHOGO Boone e+ e + o + rouen e Ole...

  10. Kansas Labor Unions: Past, Present and Future

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    Shulenburger, David E.; Johnson, Nancy Brown

    1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Labor Unions: Past, Present and Future,” Kansas Business Review, with N.B. Johnson, Volume 6 (May-June, 1983), pp. 13-17. Terms of Use: http://www2.ku.edu/~scholar/docs/license.shtml and N. B. Johnson Kansas Labor Unions: Past, Present, and Future... that the strikers were " . . . sober, in­ telligent, orderly men" and encouraged the railroad to "arrange terms for an amicable settlement."6 Governor Martin's stalwart stand not to intervene with troops represented one of the earliest occasions in which a state...

  11. Progress Report of Substation No. 12, Chillicothe, Texas, 1905- 1914.

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    Edwards, R.W.

    1916-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Chillicothe. In 1911 a new location of thirty acres was secured adjoining the townsite on the uorthmest and along the Fort Worth RT Denver City Railroad. This land was used until 1915, when a tract of one hundred acres, situated five miles southwest... it or acl- vocating its adoption by farmers. Some new plants, of course, show up so poorly that thej map be discarded after one trial, while it is difficult to place others even after growing them several Fears. In addition to the sorghums, a large...

  12. An analysis of Texas cargo vehicle registration taxes 

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    Ray, Cadwell L

    1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the assault on the di. stance problem on land, in the water and in the sir. The development of these modern methods of transportation gave rise to the construction of complex railroad systems? hard surfaced highways, air terminals, pipelines, canals... transportati. on unt. il the development of highway, air, pipeline and inland canal transpoxtation. Since then, competition between modes ~N i L. F 1 i E tW. Will|, Z*. , E k f~X tation (Revised Edition; New York: Harper and Brothers, 1959), 7. TIbi6. , 3...

  13. Locomotive emission study. Final report

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    NONE

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The work for the report involved the estimation of the air pollution emissions arising from the operation of railroad locomotives in six non-attainment air management basins within California. The six air basins are the Bay Area, the Central Coast (which includes the North Central Coast and the South Central Coast basins), the South Coast, San Diego, San Joaquin, and the Sacramento Valley basins. In addition, the effort involved the development of information about the efficacy and cost of feasible control strategies for locomotive-generated air pollution emissions, for both long and short term implementation.

  14. A transient study on the dynamic coupling of a fluid-tank system

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    Lui, Pui Chun

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the liquid has an alarming propensity to undergo relatively large excursions for even very small motions of the container. This is particularly true for tank trucks on highways, tank cars on railroads, and sloshing of liquid cargo in ocean-going vessels... system and the equivalent non-shifting cargo system. Figures 4 and 5 show the responses of the fluid-tank system and the equivalent rigid-cargo system which undergo an oscilla- tory type of motion. It is noticed from the response curves tha...

  15. SWRI notes synthetic fuels capabilities

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    Not Available

    1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A report is given of the test facilities developed by the Southwest Research Institute of San Antonio, Texas. Briefly described are a combustion bomb system for the study of the ignition quality of fuels for diesel engines; a variable compression ratio, direct injection, small cylinder engine allowing photography and monitoring of fuel combustion; a mathematical model which predicts cetane number from NMR measurements; another model for blending alcohols and gasoline to specified fuel properties; and a single cylinder, four stroke diesel engine representative of railroad and marine engines, the only engine of this size and speed range available for research in the US.

  16. Final environment impact report supplement: Northeast corridor improvement project electrification: New Haven, CT to Boston, MA. Final report

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    NONE

    1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is a supplement to the final environmental impact report (FEIR) published in October 1994 on the proposal by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to complete the electrification of the Northeast Corridor main line by extending electrification from New Haven, CT, to Boston, MA. The purpose of this supplement is to provide additional information relative to: the Roxbury Substation Alternative Analysis; an expanded discussion on mitigation of potential adverse impacts; draft Section 61 findings; the Memorandum of Understanding between Amtrak and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) for Route 128 Station; Amtrak`s draft outreach program; and to address other Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act concerns.

  17. PROCEEDINGS OF 1976 SUMMER WORKSHOP ON AN ENERGY EXTENSION SERVICE

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    Authors, Various

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    energy-efficient modes, automobiles and airplanes, while the passenger- kIDs per capita for the more efficient ones, railroads and

  18. EECBG Success Story: Grant Improves Comfort for Nevada City's...

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

    city hall: a historic railroad depot. There was just one problem: it was built before central heating or air-conditioning. Learn more. Addthis Related Articles Metal halide...

  19. Precision requirements for space-based X CO 2 data

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    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    cloud data. References Abdou, W. A. , C. J. Bruegge, M. C.and Railroad Valley, CA [Abdou et al. , 2002] for vicarious

  20. Draft

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    Energy Board WIEB), Adam Levin (Exelon Generation Company), Jim Reed (NCSL), Conrad Smith (CSG-East), Steve Sullivan (American Shortline Railroad Association),Ruth Weiner...

  1. CX-008876: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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    Railroad Island Property Funding CX(s) Applied: B1.25 Date: 08/23/2012 Location(s): Oregon Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  2. Location Map

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    Lane, Michael

    Map file package containing shaded relief base with Hot Pot project area, major roads, railroads, and rivers. The inset map shows regional Paleozoic structural elements.

  3. Microsoft Word - Crude by rail July 2014

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    other spill response tools and equipment. Railroads have comprehensive "standard of care" protocols that ensure that impacts to the community - such as evacuations - are...

  4. Electric Transmission Lines (Nebraska)

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    The Public Service Commission has jurisdiction over all electricity transmission lines crossing over or under railroad tracks at public highway crossings. This section contains general regulations...

  5. Location Map

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    Lane, Michael

    2013-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Map file package containing shaded relief base with Hot Pot project area, major roads, railroads, and rivers. The inset map shows regional Paleozoic structural elements.

  6. A History of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University

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    Velev, Orlin D.

    Coal, Iron & Railroad Textile Dye House - Raleigh Hosiery, F&H Fries, P.H. Hanes #12;Winston Hall ­ Ch China BS 1931 Manuel Urquiza Mexico MS 1933

  7. Northeast corridor improvement project draft environmental impact statement/report for electrification of Northwest Corridor, New Haven, CT. To Boston, MA. Volume 1. Final report, September 1992-September 1993

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    Not Available

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The impacts of extending electrification on the National Railroad Passenger Corporation's (Amtrak) Northeast Corridor (NEC) from New Haven, Connecticut to Boston, Massachusetts are of direct concern to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). To improve rail service and increase ridership between New York and Boston, Amtrak proposes the electrification of the NEC main line between New Haven, CT and Boston, MA using an overhead 2 X 25,000 volt - 60 hertz power system. This volume considers impacts on the Human and Natural Environment utilizing guidance as outlined in CFR Part 1500, Council on Environmental Quality, Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Requirements of NEPA as amended and the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) regulations (301 CMR 11:00). Impacts analyzed include changes in the natural environment (air quality, noise and vibration, energy, electromagnetic fields, natural resources, hazardous materials and visual/aesthetics), changes in the social environment (land use and recreation, transportation and traffic), impacts on historic and archaeological sites, changes in transit service and patronage, associated changes in highway and airport congestion, capital costs, operating and maintenance costs, and financial implications. Impacts are identified both for the proposed construction period and for the long-term operation of the alternatives.

  8. Route selection issues for NWPA shipments

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    Hill, C.V. [Science Applications International Corp., Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Harrison, I.G. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Questions surrounding the designation of routes for the movement of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) by the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) have broad implications. Federal regulations prescribe rules to be applied in the selection of highway routes. In most cases, these rules will lead to a clear selection of one route between an origin and destination point. However, in other cases, strict application of the regulations does not result in a clear choice of a preferred route. The regulations also provide discretion to State governments and carriers to select alternative routes to enhance the safety of the shipment. Railroad shipments of radioactive materials are not subject to Federal routing regulations. Since the railroads operate on private property, it has been assumed that they know the best way to move freight on their system. This discretion, while desirable for addressing unique local safety concerns or for responding to temporary safety concerns such as road problems, weather conditions, or construction areas, leads to significant opportunity for misunderstandings and uneasiness on the part of local residents.

  9. Alternative energy sources for non-highway transportation: technical section

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    Not Available

    1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Eighteen different alternative fuels were considered in the preliminary screening, from three basic resource bases. Coal can be used to provide 13 of the fuels; oil shale was the source for three of the fuels; and biomass provided the resource base for two fuels not provided from coal. In the case of biomass, six different fuels were considered. Nuclear power and direct solar radiation were also considered. The eight prime movers that were considered in the preliminary screening are boiler/steam turbine; open and closed cycle gas turbines; low and medium speed diesels; spark ignited and stratified charge Otto cycles; electric motor; Stirling engine; free piston; and fuel cell/electric motor. Modes of transport considered are pipeline, marine, railroad, and aircraft. Section 2 gives the overall summary and conclusions, the future outlook for each mode of transportation, and the R and D suggestions by mode of transportation. Section 3 covers the preliminary screening phase and includes a summary of the data base used. Section 4 presents the methodology used to select the fuels and prime movers for the detailed study. Sections 5 through 8 cover the detailed evaluation of the pipeline, marine, railroad, and aircraft modes of transportation. Section 9 covers the demand related issues.

  10. Economic assessment of coal-burning locomotives: Topical report

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    Not Available

    1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The General Electric Company embarked upon a study to evaluate various alternatives for the design and manufacture a coal fired locomotive considering various prime movers, but retaining the electric drive transmission. The initial study was supported by the Burlington-Northern and Norfolk-Southern railroads, and included the following alternatives: coal fired diesel locomotive; direct fired gas turbine locomotives; direct fired gas turbine locomotive with steam injection; raw coal gasifier gas turbine locomotive; and raw coal fluid bed steam turbine locomotive. All alternatives use the electric drive transmission and were selected for final evaluation. The first three would use a coal water slurry as a fuel, which must be produced by new processing plants. Therefore, use of a slurry would require a significant plant capital investment. The last two would use classified run-of-the-mine (ROM) coal with much less capital expenditure. Coal fueling stations would be required but are significantly lower in capital cost than a coal slurry plant. For any coal fired locomotive to be commercially viable, it must pass the following criteria: be technically feasible and environmentally acceptable; meet railroads' financial expectations; and offer an attractive return to the locomotive manufacturer. These three criteria are reviewed in the report.

  11. Coal-fueled diesel engines for locomotive applications

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    Hsu, B.D.; Najewicz, D.J.; Cook, C.S.

    1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    GE Transportation Systems (GE/TS) completed a two and one half year study into the economic viability of a coal fueled locomotive. The coal fueled diesel engine was deemed to be one of the most attractive options. Building on the BN-NS study, a proposal was submitted to DOE to continue researching economic and technical feasibility of a coal fueled diesel engine for locomotives. The contract DE-AC21-85MC22181 was awarded to GE Corporate Research and Development (GE/CRD) for a three year program that began in March 1985. This program included an economic assessment and a technical feasibility study. The economic assessment study examined seven areas and their economic impact on the use of coal fueled diesels. These areas included impact on railroad infrastructure, expected maintenance cost, environmental considerations, impact of higher capital costs, railroad training and crew costs, beneficiated coal costs for viable economics, and future cost of money. The results of the study indicated the merits for development of a coal-water slurry (CWS) fueled diesel engine. The technical feasibility study examined the combustion of CWS through lab and bench scale experiments. The major accomplishments from this study have been the development of CWS injection hardware, the successful testing of CWS fuel in a full size, single cylinder, medium speed diesel engine, evaluation of full scale engine wear rates with metal and ceramic components, and the characterization of gaseous and particulate emissions.

  12. Watco Companies Sandhouse Gang -Northwestern University

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    / Last Mile while maximizing Class 1 network efficiencies #12;1313 Case Study: Autauga Northern Railroad Structures A New Shortline Model / Energy by Rail - Allan New frontier Reinventing the oil train Questions with a car repair facility. This expanded into what is now the SKOL railroad which was the first shortline

  13. 1 Copyright 2006 by ASME Proceedings of JRC2006

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    , GA, USA JRC2006-94047 A COMPUTER VISION SYSTEM FOR MONITORING THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF INTERMODAL TRAINS Yung-Cheng Lai, Narendra Ahuja*, Christopher P.L. Barkan, Joseph Drapa, John M. Hart*, Railroad by North American freight railroads. It is thus ironic that these trains tend to have the poorest

  14. Lithographically Patterned Channels Spatially Segregate Kinesin Motor

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    Hancock, William O.

    as an intracellular railroad systemsa railroad with nano- meter-scale engines and tracks that transport vesicles long. Kinesins bind to microtubules and use the energy of ATP hydrolysis to walk unidirectionally along), cumulative forces on the order of nN per µm2 are theoretically possible. The size, efficiency, and potential

  15. Transportation Institute Michigan Technological University

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    , such as positive train control, high-speed rail, more energy-efficient locomo- tives, and increased security Railroad have provided the foundation to the development of the RTP. However, their contribution addresses railroad community to follow on that path and "rejuvenate" the once tight relation- ship between academia

  16. Effect of Rail Rate Deregulation: The Case of Wheat Exports from the South Plains.

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    Fuller, Stephen; Shanmugham, C. V.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    I line-haul railroads. The railroad freight rate index, constructed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, was used to update estimated rail cost parameters to 1977. To facilitate the estimation of the variable cost parameters, a rail cost algorithm... Country Elevator, Inland Terminal, and Port Terminal Costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Commercial Truck Transportation Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Barge...

  17. Technical Report Documentation Page 1. Report No.

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    currently has 41 short line railroads that operate on more than 2,600 miles of track, which represents for many rural agriculture communities. Texas currently has 41 short line railroads that operate on more No. 3. Recipient's Catalog No. 5. Report Date October 2006 4. Title and Subtitle IMPORTANCE OF SHORT

  18. SELECTION AND TREATMENT OF STRIPPER GAS WELLS FOR PRODUCTION ENHANCEMENT IN THE MID-CONTINENT

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    Scott Reeves

    2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Stripper gas wells are an important source of domestic energy supply and under constant threat of permanent loss (shut-in) due to marginal economics. In 1998, 192 thousand stripper gas wells produced over a Tcf of gas, at an average rate of less than 16 Mcfd. This represents about 57% of all producing gas wells in the onshore lower-48 states, yet only 8% of production. Reserves of stripper gas wells are estimated to be only 1.6 Tcf, or slightly over 1% of the onshore lower-48 total (end of year 1996 data). Obviously, stripper gas wells are at the very margin of economic sustenance. As the demand for natural gas in the U.S. grows to the forecasted estimate of over 30 Tcf annually by the year 2010, supply from current conventional sources is expected to decline. Therefore, an important need exists to fully exploit known domestic resources of natural gas, including those represented by stripper gas wells. The overall objectives of this project are to develop an efficient and low-cost methodology to broadly categorize the well performance characteristics for a stripper gas field, identify the high-potential candidate wells for remediation, and diagnose the specific causes for well underperformance. With this capability, stripper gas well operators can more efficiently and economically produce these resources and maximize these gas reserves. A further objective is to identify/develop, evaluate and test ''new and novel,'' economically viable remediation options. Finally, it is the objective of this project that all the methods and technologies developed in this project, while being tested in the Mid-Continent, be widely applicable to stripper gas wells of all types across the country. The project activities during the reporting period were: (1) Prepared various materials to describe the project for promotional purposes and to attract potential industry partners. Materials included slides for DOE's displays at the SPE Eastern Regional and Annual Technical Conference, and a project description prospectus and accompanying presentation. (2) Identified the significant stripper gas plays in the Mid-Continent region. In Texas, where most Mid-Continent stripper gas wells and production exist, we obtained this information from the Railroad Commission. We identified three high-priority plays--the Canyon sands of West Texas, the Bend Conglomerate in North Texas, and the Hugoton field in the Panhandle area (the field also extends into Oklahoma and Kansas). (3) Solicited industry research partners in these areas to provide test sites. We had originally reached an agreement with Union Pacific Resources to utilize their Ozona (Canyon) field in West Texas, but that arrangement eventually fell through in December as a result of their merger with Anadarko. In the meantime, we have contacted the following people or organizations in an attempt to secure test sites: (A) Phillips Petroleum (largest operator in the Texas Hugoton field), never received a call back after two attempts. (B) Made a presentation to Mitchell Energy in Fort Worth (the largest operator in the Bend Conglomerate). They declined to participate--already performing similar studies. (C) Anadarko in the Kansas Hugoton. Similar to the West Texas team, they declined to become involved. (D) St. Mary Operating and Cheasapeake Energy, both of whom showed an interest in such studies at the GTI workshop on restimulation (held on Oct 25 in Houston). Never received call backs. Also contacted Ocean Energy based on a similar lead, but they do not have enough wells for the project. (E) Oneok, who have indicated an interest in participating using the Mocane-Laverne field in Oklahoma. Discussions are ongoing. (F) Harrison Interests, one of the second-tier operators in the Ozona Canyon play, but who have shown some interest in participating. Discussions are ongoing. (4) We have also contacted the Mid-Continent representative of the PTTC, and the Stripper Well Consortium contact at the University of Tulsa, to request their assistance in our partner acquisition process. (5) We have begun developing

  19. Gaining more access is focus on West Coast

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    Williams, B.

    1988-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A Beaufort Sea wildcat off the tantalizing Arctic National Wildlife Refuge highlights U.S. West Coast exploration/development action this year. Targeting the same structure tapped by the only wildcat drilled on ANWR's coastal Plain, the Tenneco Oil Exploration and Production offshore well may give more clues as to the potential of North America's most prospective and most controversial untapped petroleum province. Elsewhere in Alaska, firming oil prices have spurred a modest revival in wildcatting. But a steep decline in Alaskan oil production will likely begin in the early 1990s. Burgeoning production from new platforms and expanded steamflood projects will boost California output in the next few years. Longer term prospects for Offshore California, however, remain clouded by environmental opposition to development and leasing. Elsewhere in the Far West, Shell Oil Co. has returned to Washington, ARCO is stepping up action in Oregon and independents' discovery of new pay in the Railroad Valley area is spurring renewed interest in Nevada.

  20. Lower-Tropospheric Height Tendencies Associated with the Shearwise and Transverse Components of Quasigeostrophic Vertical Motion

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    Williams, Justin

    of the separate lower-tropospheric height tendencies associated with the shearwise and transverse portions of QG- cluded surface cyclone are driven nearly equally by shearwise and transverse updrafts. 1. Introduction cyclones. He presented evidence that these two components of the QG vertical motion play different roles

  1. Ann. Geophysicae 14, 1192--1197 (1996) EGS --Springer-Verlag 1996 Pyramidal ice crystal scattering phase functions

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    tracing method for single hexagonal pyramidal ice crystals (such as solid and hollow bullets) randomly times since the beginning of this century, such as by Andrus (1915), Kimball (1915), Brush (1919), Leaf-tracing simulations for hexagonal hollow-ended column and bullet-rosette models, and con- cluded that the typical

  2. Dyscalculia: From Brain to Education Brian Butterworth,1

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    Butterworth, Brian

    to 7% (1), which is roughly the same prevalence as developmental dyslexia (2). A major report by the UK government con- cludes, "Developmental dyscalculia is currently the poor relation of dyslexia, with a much lower public profile. But the consequences of dyscalculia are at least as severe as those for dyslexia

  3. Efficient Retrieval of Deformed and Occluded Shapes Zusheng Rao1

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    Petrakis, Euripides G.M.

    @cs.yorku.ca, petrakis@ced.tuc.gr, eem@cs.dal.ca Abstract We propose an approach for matching deformed and oc- cluded of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, eem@cs.dal.ca. This work was supported by a grant from the Natural

  4. NYPA/TH!NK Clean Commute Program Final Report - Inception through December 2004

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    James Francfort; Don Karner

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Clean Commute Program uses TH!NK city electric vehicles from Ford Motor Company’s electric vehicle group, TH!NK Mobility, to demonstrate the feasibility of using electric transportation in urban applications. Suburban New York City railroad commuters use the TH!NK city vehicles to commute from their private residences to railroad stations, where they catch commuter trains into New York City. Electric vehicle charging infrastructure for the TH!NK city vehicles is located at the commuters’ private residences as well as seven train stations. Ford leased at total of 97 TH!NK city electric vehicles to commuters from Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties for $199 per month. First Clean Commute Program vehicle deliveries occurred late in 2001, with data collection commencing in February 2002. Through May, 2004, 24 of the lessees have returned their vehicles to Ford and no longer participate in the Clean Commute Program. Reasons given for leaving the Program include relocation out of the Program area, change in employment status, change in commuting status, and, in a few cases, dissatisfaction with the vehicle. Additionally, 13 vehicles were returned to Ford when the lease was completed. In August 2002, Ford announced that it was ceasing production of the TH!NK city and would not extend any TH!NK city leases. Mileage accumulation dropped in the last quarter of the program as vehicle leases were returned to Ford. The impact of the program overall was significant as participants in the Clean Commute Program drove their vehicles over 406,074 miles, avoiding the use of over 18,887 gallons of gasoline. During the active portion of the program, the TH!NK city vehicles were driven an average of between 180 and 230 miles per month. Over 95% of all trips taken with the TH!NK city vehicles replaced trips previously taken in gasoline vehicles. This report covers the period from Program inception through December 2004.

  5. NYPA/TH!NK Clean Commute Program Report – Inception Through May 2004

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    Don Karner; James Francfort; Randall Solomon

    2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Clean Commute Program uses TH!NK city electric vehicles from Ford Motor Company’s electric vehicle group, TH!NK Mobility, to demonstrate the feasibility of using electric vehicles for transportation in urban applications. Suburban New York City railroad commuters use the TH!NK city vehicles to commute from their private residences to railroad stations, where they catch commuter trains into New York City. Electric vehicle charging infrastructure for the TH!NK city vehicles is located at the commuters’ private residences as well as seven train stations. Ford leased 97 TH!NK city electric vehicles to commuters from Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties for $199 per month per vehicle. The first Clean Commute Program vehicle deliveries occurred late in 2001, with data collection commencing in February 2002. Through May 2004, 24 of the lessees have returned their vehicles to Ford and no longer participate in the Clean Commute Program. Reasons given for returning the vehicles include relocation out of the Program area, change in employment status, change in commuting status, and, in a few cases, dissatisfaction with the vehicle. Additionally, 13 vehicles have been returned to Ford as their leases have completed. In August 2002, Ford announced that it was ceasing production of the TH!NK city and would not extend any TH!NK city leases. Through May 2004, participants in the Clean Commute Program have driven their vehicles over 370,000 miles, avoiding the use of over 17,000 gallons of gasoline. The TH!NK city vehicles are driven an average of between 180 and 230 miles per month, and over 95% of all trips taken with the TH!NK city vehicles replace trips previously taken in gasoline vehicles. This report covers the period from Program inception through May 2004.

  6. Geophysical investigation of the ``Thimble,`` 100-H Area

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    Bergstrom, K.A.

    1994-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the results of the geophysical investigations conducted as part of the characterization of the buried ``Thimble`` site. The site is located just south of the 116-H-2 Crib and is in the 100-HR-2 Operable Unit. Available documentation has it located between, and at the convergence of, two railroad spurs that run north-south. A concrete monument is believed to mark the site. The burial ground is suspected of containing a vertical safety rod thimble that is reportedly 40 ft long. Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and electromagnetic induction (EMI) were the two techniques used in the investigation. The methods were selected because they are non-intrusive, relatively fast, economical, and have been used successfully in other similar investigations on the Hanford Site. The objective of the investigation was to locate the buried thimble.

  7. Update on PRB coal transportation: still a hot issue

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    T. Gaalaas

    2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Demand for Powder River Basin (PRB) coal is growing rapidly. Over 60% of the increase in production during 2000-2005 came from mines located on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe/Union Pacific (BNSF/UP) joint line at the southern end of the PRB. BNSF and UP are to make capacity expansions on the line during 2007 and 2008 which will increase capacity to 400 mtpa. However, there is not likely to be much excess capacity and utilities are advised to develop contingency plans to deal with possible disruptions of deliveries such as occurred in 1997 and 1998 and again in 2005 which caused severe effects on coal markets. One option under consideration is the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad's project to build a third line into the PRB. 3 figs.

  8. Rail Access to Yucca Mountain: Critical Issues

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    Halstead, R. J.; Dilger, F.; Moore, R. C.

    2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The proposed Yucca Mountain repository site currently lacks rail access. The nearest mainline railroad is almost 100 miles away. Absence of rail access could result in many thousands of truck shipments of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. Direct rail access to the repository could significantly reduce the number of truck shipments and total shipments. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) identified five potential rail access corridors, ranging in length from 98 miles to 323 miles, in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Yucca Mountain. The FEIS also considers an alternative to rail spur construction, heavy-haul truck (HHT) delivery of rail casks from one of three potential intermodal transfer stations. The authors examine the feasibility and cost of the five rail corridors, and DOE's alternative proposal for HHT transport. The authors also address the potential for rail shipments through the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

  9. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESOURCES AT THE POWELL STAGE STATION

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    Hollie K. Gilbert; Julie B. Braun; Brenda R. Pace; Gail Heath; Clark Scott

    2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Within the boundaries of the Idaho National Laboratory, an ongoing archaeological investigation of a late 19th century stage station was expanded with the use of Electro-Magnetic and Magnetic geophysical surveying. The station known as the Powell Stage Station was a primary transportation hub on the Snake River Plain, bridging the gap between railroad supply depots in Blackfoot, Idaho and booming mining camps throughout Central Idaho. Initial investigations have shown a strong magnetic signature from a buried road and previously unknown features that were not detected by visual surface surveys. Data gained from this project aids in federally directed cultural resource and land management and use requirements and has contributed additional information for archeological interpretation and cultural resource preservation.

  10. Repowering a small coal-fired power plant

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    Miell, R.

    2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) Lamar Repowering Project is moving forward. The new generator, capable of producing 18 MW of electricity, is scheduled to be online in June 2008 bringing the total generation to 43 MW. New coal handling equipment, with infrared fire detectors, is almost complete. The new 18 MW steam turbine will be cooled by an air-cooled condenser. Coal will be delivered in a railroad spur to an unloading site then be unloaded onto a conveyor under the tracks and conveyed to two storage domes each holding 6000 tons of coal. It will be drawn out of these through an underground conveyor system, brought into a crusher, conveyed through overhead conveyors and fed into the new coal- fired fluidized bed boilers. 1 photo.

  11. Sealing abandoned mines with treated flyash kills two birds with one stone

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    Giacinto, J.F.; Rafalko, L.G.; Petzrick, P. [Environmental Resources Management Inc. (United States)

    2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Environmentally benign disposal of coal combustion products/by-products (CCPs) such as flyash and bottom ash has been a problem since the first coal-fired power plant went on-line. In recent years, ways have been developed to recycle CCPs into useful commercial products like bricks and roadbase. This article describes an innovative State of Maryland program that is putting CCPs to yet another use: stabilizing abandoned mines to permanently sequester acids and harmful metals. As engineering consultants to the State's Power Plant Research Project (PPRP), Environmental Resources Management (ERM) Inc. has conducted several projects to evaluate and demonstrate the beneficial use of CCPs for deep mine stabilization. These are several hundred abandoned underground mines in western Maryland and several thousand across the Mid-Atlantic Highlands and their proximity to coal-fired plants makes it cost-effective to transport CCPs via existing railroads and highways. 8 figs.

  12. Optimal recovery sequencing for critical infrastructure resilience assessment.

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    Vugrin, Eric D.; Brown, Nathanael J. K.; Turnquist, Mark Alan (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY)

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Critical infrastructure resilience has become a national priority for the U. S. Department of Homeland Security. System resilience has been studied for several decades in many different disciplines, but no standards or unifying methods exist for critical infrastructure resilience analysis. This report documents the results of a late-start Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project that investigated the identification of optimal recovery strategies that maximize resilience. To this goal, we formulate a bi-level optimization problem for infrastructure network models. In the 'inner' problem, we solve for network flows, and we use the 'outer' problem to identify the optimal recovery modes and sequences. We draw from the literature of multi-mode project scheduling problems to create an effective solution strategy for the resilience optimization model. We demonstrate the application of this approach to a set of network models, including a national railroad model and a supply chain for Army munitions production.

  13. Transfer stations and long-haul transport systems

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    Walsh, P.; Pferdehirt, W.; O'Leary, P. (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States). Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center)

    1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Transfer stations can be an important link between pickup at the curb and ultimate disposal, often allowing significant savings in the total costs to move wastes from the generator to the disposal site. A transfer station is simply a facility where collection trucks bring collected materials for loading into larger vehicles and subsequent shipment, usually to a landfill, waste-to-energy plant, or composting facility. Transferred wastes are typically shipped out in large trailers, but barges and railroad cars are also transport options. Although modern transfer stations usually include some provisions for handling recyclables, solid waste transfer dominates the operation of most facilities. Some communities have begun experimenting with transferring commingled, source-separated recyclables to regional processing centers. Transfer facilities can be as simple as a pavement slab and a front-end loader. Alternatively, transfer stations can cost millions of dollars and move thousands of tons of waste each day.

  14. Agenda of critical issues: coal price and availability. Final report. [Includes effect of legislation, sulfur content and rail transport costs

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    Tennican, M.L.; Wayland, R.E.; Weinstein, D.M.

    1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Temple, Barker, and Sloane, Inc. developed an agenda of critical issues regarding future coal prices and coal availability for EPRI. TBS interviewed nearly 50 utility, coal company, and railroad officials, academic experts, and coal consultants; held a one-day participatory workshop; and conducted a literature review and follow-up interviews with selected utilities. TBS found four causes of uncertainty in the utility industry over future coal prices. First, the acid deposition proposals in Congress vary in terms of the structure of the legislation, the costs of compliance, and the impact on coal prices; in turn these uncertainties impede utility fuel planning and decision making. Second, powerplant-specific factors will have a major impact on whether utilities switch or scrub in response to acid deposition legislation; existing analyses do not capture these factors. The most important powerplant-specific factors are matching unit characteristics with coal specifications, retrofit scrubber costs, and differing state regulatory environments. Third, TBS found that utility fuel managers have great uncertainty over the availability and future cost of compliance coal. TBS estimated that the existing production capacity of eastern compliance coal is at least twice as high as current production. Fourth, TBS concluded that uncertainty over future coal transportation rates was a major reason for utilities' uncertainty over future delivered prices of coal. Critical transportation-related issues are the strategic and tactical response of eastern coal producers to the Staggers Act; the impact on rail rates of the sale of Conrail, of possible transcontinental mergers, and of multi-modal mergers; and the future pricing policies that eastern railroads will adopt in response to imports of Colombian coal. 21 references.

  15. Freight Shuttle System: Cross-Border Movement of Goods

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    None

    2011-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Freight Shuttle System (FSS) is designed to provide freight transportation services between those short and intermediate distance locations (within 600 miles) that are currently handling large volumes of freight traffic. Much like trucks, the FSS's transporters are autonomous: each transporter has its own propulsion and travels independently of other transporters. Inspired by railroads, each FSS transporter has steel wheels operating on a steel running surface and can carry either a standardsize freight container or an over-the-road truck trailer. However, unlike either rail or trucks, the FSS runs on an elevated, dedicated guideway to avoid the interference of other transportation systems. The objective of this report is to examine the potential viability for an alternative transportation system for trailers and containers in a multi-national, cross-border setting. The El Paso-Ciudad Juarez region serves as the environment of this analysis.

  16. Great Lakes ports coal handling capacity and export coal potential

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    Ames, A.H. Jr.

    1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study was developed to determine the competitive position of the Great Lakes Region coal-loading ports in relation to other US coastal ranges. Due to the congestion at some US Atlantic coastal ports US coal producers have indicated a need for alternative export routes, including the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System. The study assesses the regions coal handling capacity and price competitiveness along with the opportunity for increased US flag vessel service. A number of appendices are included showing major coal producers, railroad marketing representatives, US vessel operators, and port handling capacities and throughput. A rate analysis is provided including coal price at the mine, rail rate to port, port handling charges, water transportation rates to western Europe, Great Lakes route versus the US Atlantic Coast ports.

  17. An aerial radiological survey of the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and surrounding area, Tucson, Arizona

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    NONE

    1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An aerial radiological survey, which was conducted from March 1 to 13, 1995, covered a 51-square-mile (132-square-kilometer) area centered on the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (DMAFB) in Tucson, Arizona. The results of the survey are reported as contours of bismuth-214 ({sup 214}Bi) soil concentrations, which are characteristic of natural uranium and its progeny, and as contours of the total terrestrial exposure rates extrapolated to one meter above ground level. All data were scaled and overlaid on an aerial photograph of the DMAFB area. The terrestrial exposure rates varied from 9 to 20 microroentgens per hour at one meter above the ground. Elevated levels of terrestrial radiation due to increased concentrations of {sup 214}Bi (natural uranium) were observed over the Southern Pacific railroad yard and along portions of the railroad track bed areas residing both within and outside the base boundaries. No man-made, gamma ray-emitting radioactive material was observed by the aerial survey. High-purity germanium spectrometer and pressurized ionization chamber measurements at eight locations within the base boundaries were used to verify the integrity of the aerial results. The results of the aerial and ground-based measurements were found to be in agreement. However, the ground-based measurements were able to detect minute quantities of cesium-137 ({sup 137}Cs) at six of the eight locations examined. The presence of {sup 137}Cs is a remnant of fallout from foreign and domestic atmospheric nuclear weapons testing that occurred in the 1950s and early 1960s. Cesium-137 concentrations varied from 0.1 to 0.3 picocuries per gram, which is below the minimum detectable activity of the aerial system.

  18. Conservation of Biomass Fuel, Firewood (Minnesota)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    When trees or portions of trees usable as firewood are removed from property under the control of a public utility, pipeline company, railroad, state agency or department, or a political...

  19. Hiroyuki Sugiyama Associate Professor

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    hiroyukisugiyama@uiowa.edu Supported by NSF Iowa EPSCoR: Wind Energy Platform Accurate and efficient multibody/rail contact formulations for multibody railroad vehicle dynamics simulation are developed for the vehicle

  20. MUSEUM OF THE ROCKIES MSUENGR_MOR MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY

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    Dyer, Bill

    manufacture. Performance (life and energy efficiency) shall be comparable to the specified GE product - 1 ADDENDUM NO. 1 April 2, 2014 ARCHITECT: CTA ARCHITECTS ENGINEERS 306 W RAILROAD AVENUE, SUITE 104

  1. Network Economics Anna Nagurney

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    Nagurney, Anna

    Performance/Efficiency Measure with Applications to a Variety of Network Systems · Transportation Network with transportation as the unifying application. #12;Subway Network Railroad Network Iridium Satellite Constellation Network Satellite and Undersea Cable Networks Duke Energy Gas Pipeline Network Transportation

  2. This information describes typical occupations and employment settings associated with this major. Understand that some of these options may require additional training. Moreover, you are not limited to these options when choosing a possible career path.

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    Arnold, Jonathan

    Perfect Circle Renewable Energy Railroads Resource Mgmt/Research Shaw Group South Shore YMCA SunTrust Bank desire to "make a difference" when it comes to wise, efficient, and productive management of public

  3. Transportation Science and the Dynamics of Critical Infrastructure Networks with

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    Nagurney, Anna

    Inequalities · A New Network Performance/Efficiency Measure with Applications to Critical Infrastructure, and Energy Networks #12;Components of Common Physical Networks Network System Nodes Links Flows Transportation Intersections, Homes, Workplaces, Airports, Railyards Roads, Airline Routes, Railroad Track

  4. Operations Research and the Captivating Study of Networks

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    Nagurney, Anna

    Paradox and Evolutionary Variational Inequalities · A New Network Performance/Efficiency Measure;Subway Network Railroad Network Iridium Satellite Constellation Network Satellite and Undersea Cable Networks Duke Energy Gas Pipeline Network Transportation, Communication, and Energy Networks #12;Components

  5. Operations Research and the Captivating Study of Networks

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    Nagurney, Anna

    Variational Inequalities · A New Network Performance/Efficiency Measure with Applications to Critical;Subway Network Railroad Network Iridium Satellite Constellation Network Satellite and Undersea Cable Networks Duke Energy Gas Pipeline Network Transportation, Communication, and Energy Networks #12;Components

  6. Chicago, Illinois

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    of Energy Chicago, Illinois August 8, 2014 ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS SLIDE 2 Coal 5,769,626 40% Grain 936,098 6% Chemicals 1,238,773 8% Steel & other metal 534,849 4%...

  7. Texas Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act (Texas)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Railroad Commission of Texas regulates all surface mining activities for the extraction of coal. The Commission acts with the authority of the Texas Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act,...

  8. Texas Uranium Exploration, Surface Mining, and Reclamation Act (Texas)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Railroad Commission of Texas is the regulatory authority for uranium surface mining. Law authorizes the Commission to assure that reclamation of mining sites is possible, to protect land owners...

  9. Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office

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

    and Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton (DT&I) railroads. Several major north-south and east- west roads were also present (Canal Society of Ohio 1975; Drury 1985; Huntington and...

  10. CALL FOR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS Abstracts due by September 15, 2014

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    Su, Xiao

    Railroad Engineering Technology ­ Learning from the Past, Building for the Future JRC 2015 is the major and questions regarding the scholarship program, please contact Monique Stewart, FRA-RSEC.PMO@dot.gov Joint Rail

  11. Viscoelastic behavior of the cell wall of exfoliated graphite Po-Hsiu Chen, D.D.L. Chung *

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    Chung, Deborah D.L.

    14260-4400, USA A R T I C L E I N F O Article history: Received 6 March 2013 Accepted 7 May 2013 the civil infrastructure, railroad, aircraft, satellites, automobiles, wind turbines, skis, washing machines

  12. Dynamic Networks: Recent Results and Applications

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    Nagurney, Anna

    . #12;Duke Energy Gas Pipeline Network #12;Components of Common Physical Networks Network System Nodes, Railroad Track Automobiles, Trains, and Planes, Manufacturing and logistics Workstations, Distribution Exchanges Fiber Optic Cables Radio Links Voice, Data, Video Energy Pumping Stations, Plants Pipelines

  13. The area of North King County was once forested with deep woods and braided with creeks, where wild-

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    Yetisgen-Yildiz, Meliha

    occurring. Explorers, logging companies, railroads and specu- lators awaited the United States government's okay to claim the timber, shores and rich land. Surveyors laid the framework, and the 1860's brought

  14. audible warning devices: Topics by E-print Network

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

    and Munson, 1933). Whereas frequency and intensity Maher, Robert C. 2 Enhancements to passive warning devices for use at railroad-highway grade crossings Texas A&M University -...

  15. Gathering Data to Assess Your Watershed

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    Conservation Districts and USDA NRCS Agricultural Land Use Information Soil Surveys Erosion Control Information and Wastewater Planning and Assessments Population Projections TNRIS Data from State Agencies Railroad Commission US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Census Data USDA Natural Resources Conservation

  16. Gathering Data to Assess Your Watershed

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    Conservation Districts and USDA NRCS Agricultural Land Use Information Soil Surveys Erosion Control Information Water and Wastewater Planning and Assessments Population Projections Railroad Commission (RRC) Oil Agencies US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Census Data USDA Natural Resources Conservation

  17. An analysis of factors contributing to train-involved crashes

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    Cooner, Scott Allen

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    analyzed for the contributing factors. The contributing factors were classified into four categories: railroad factors, environmental factors, roadway factors, and driver/passenger factors. The accident data was analyzed using one and two-way classification...

  18. Stefan Schmid @ T-Labs, 2011 Network Algorithms

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    Schmid, Stefan

    . Nervous system. Google+ users. Smart grid. 2Stefan Schmid @ T-Labs Berlin, 2013/4 #12;Good Topologies the cities of a country with an efficient railroad or telecommunication infrastructure? (Expensive?) - How

  19. Verification, Monitoring, and Certification of Clean Energy Project (Texas)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Railroad Commission of Texas has the authority to certify a project as a clean energy project. An applicant is responsible for contracting with the Bureau of Economic Geology of The University...

  20. Reducing the Risk of Rail Transport of Hazardous Materials by Route Rationalization

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    Kawprasert (Corresponding Author) Graduate Research Assistant Railroad Engineering Program Department practices intended to reduce the likelihood or severity of accidents involving trains transporting certain Engineering Program Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana

  1. UNITED, STATES ATOMIC ENERGY COMMlSSldN

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    at the site where the dump is being extended eastward at the rate of 50 railroad care .of slag per day. , ?Mr."Mercer was-requested to.remove an additional foot of slag...

  2. CEBAF 200 kV Inverted Electron Gun

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    Grames, J M; Clark, J; Hansknecht, J; Poelker, M; Stutzman, M L; Suleiman, R; Surles-Law, K.E.L.; BastaniNejad, M

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Two DC high volt­age GaAs pho­to­guns have been built at Jef­fer­son Lab based on a com­pact in­vert­ed in­su­la­tor de­sign. One pho­to­gun pro­vides the po­lar­ized elec­tron beam at CEBAF and op­er­ates at 130 kV bias volt­age. The other gun is used for high av­er­age cur­rent life­time stud­ies at a ded­i­cat­ed test fa­cil­i­ty and has been op­er­at­ed at bias volt­age up to 225 kV. The ad­van­tages of high­er DC volt­age for CEBAF in­clude re­duced space-charge emit­tance growth and the po­ten­tial for pro­longed pho­to­cath­ode life­time. How­ev­er, a con­se­quence of op­er­at­ing at high­er volt­ages is the in­creased like­li­hood of field emis­sion or break­down, both of which are un­ac­cept­able. High­lights of the R&D stud­ies lead­ing to­ward a pro­duc­tion 200keV GaAs pho­to­gun for CEBAF will be pre­sent­ed.

  3. Temporary Losses of Highway Capacity and Impacts on Performance: Phase 2

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    Chin, S.M.

    2004-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Traffic congestion and its impacts significantly affect the nation's economic performance and the public's quality of life. In most urban areas, travel demand routinely exceeds highway capacity during peak periods. In addition, events such as crashes, vehicle breakdowns, work zones, adverse weather, railroad crossings, large trucks loading/unloading in urban areas, and other factors such as toll collection facilities and sub-optimal signal timing cause temporary capacity losses, often worsening the conditions on already congested highway networks. The impacts of these temporary capacity losses include delay, reduced mobility, and reduced reliability of the highway system. They can also cause drivers to re-route or reschedule trips. Such information is vital to formulating sound public policies for the highway infrastructure and its operation. In response to this need, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), made an initial attempt to provide nationwide estimates of the capacity losses and delay caused by temporary capacity-reducing events (Chin et al. 2002). This study, called the Temporary Loss of Capacity (TLC) study, estimated capacity loss and delay on freeways and principal arterials resulting from fatal and non-fatal crashes, vehicle breakdowns, and adverse weather, including snow, ice, and fog. In addition, it estimated capacity loss and delay caused by sub-optimal signal timing at intersections on principal arterials. It also included rough estimates of capacity loss and delay on Interstates due to highway construction and maintenance work zones. Capacity loss and delay were estimated for calendar year 1999, except for work zone estimates, which were estimated for May 2001 to May 2002 due to data availability limitations. Prior to the first phase of this study, which was completed in May of 2002, no nationwide estimates of temporary losses of highway capacity by type of capacity-reducing event had been made. This report describes the second phase of the TLC study (TLC2). TLC2 improves upon the first study by expanding the scope to include delays from rain, toll collection facilities, railroad crossings, and commercial truck pickup and delivery (PUD) activities in urban areas. It includes estimates of work zone capacity loss and delay for all freeways and principal arterials, rather than for Interstates only. It also includes improved estimates of delays caused by fog, snow, and ice, which are based on data not available during the initial phase of the study. Finally, computational errors involving crash and breakdown delay in the original TLC report are corrected.

  4. Spent Fuel Transportation Package Response to the Baltimore Tunnel Fire Scenario

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    Adkins, Harold E.; Cuta, Judith M.; Koeppel, Brian J.; Guzman, Anthony D.; Bajwa, Christopher S.

    2006-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    On July 18, 2001, a freight train carrying hazardous (non-nuclear) materials derailed and caught fire while passing through the Howard Street railroad tunnel in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC), one of the agencies responsible for ensuring the safe transportation of radioactive materials in the United States, undertook an investigation of the train derailment and fire to determine the possible regulatory implications of this particular event for the transportation of spent nuclear fuel by railroad. Shortly after the accident occurred, the USNRC met with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB, the U.S. agency responsible for determining the cause of transportation accidents), to discuss the details of the accident and the ensuing fire. Following these discussions, the USNRC assembled a team of experts from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses (CNWRA), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to determine the thermal conditions that existed in the Howard Street tunnel fire and analyze the effects of this fire on various spent fuel transportation package designs. The Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) code, developed by NIST, was used to determine the thermal environment present in the Howard Street tunnel during the fire. The FDS results were used as boundary conditions in the COBRA-SFS and ANSYS® computer codes to evaluate the thermal performance of different package designs. The staff concluded that larger transportation packages resembling the HOLTEC Model No. HI STAR 100 and TransNuclear Model No. TN-68 would withstand a fire with thermal conditions similar to those that existed in the Baltimore tunnel fire event with only minor damage to peripheral components. This is due to their sizable thermal inertia and design specifications in compliance with currently imposed regulatory requirements. The staff also concluded that some components of smaller transportation packages resembling the NAC Model No. LWT, despite placement within an ISO container, could degrade. USNRC staff evaluated the radiological consequences of the package responses to the Baltimore tunnel fire. Though components in some packages heated up beyond their service temperatures, the staff determined that there would be no significant dose as a result of the fire for any of these and similar packages.

  5. Coal slurry pipeline based midwest fuel hub

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    Huettenhain, H. [Bechtel Technology & Consulting San Francisco, CA (United States)

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Low sulfur Powder River Basin (PRB) coal is a sought after fuel to comply with the year 2000 emission regulation for utility boilers. PRB coal is presently not competitive East of the Mississippi mainly because of railroad switching requirements and boiler designs not compatible with the PRB fuel characteristics. The use of the Lakes for transportation is an exception. The Lakes shipping lanes however, are only open part of the year. It is proposed to construct a coal slurry pipeline from the center of Wyoming coalfields to a hub near Detroit with access to low cost waste energy from power generation stations. The coal slurry pipeline will transport up to 25 million tons per year of fine PRB coal which has been removed from the conventionally transported coal, namely coal transported by rail. The rail delivered coal will have less dust. The system fits the DOE Vision 21 concept to mine and utilize coal in highly efficient systems and with the least environmental impact. The PRB coal is of subbituminous rank and not directly compatible with the boilers in Michigan/Indiana/Ohio area, which are designed to burn bituminous coal. Upgrading of the PRB coal using the hydrothermal slurry upgrading process can transform the PRB coal into a higher Btu content fuel by removing a large portion of the inherent moisture. Such upgraded PRB coal has proven an excellent reactive fuel when burned conventionally as PC fuel, or even when burned in slurry form as Coal Water Fuel (CWF). The cost of the process can be recovered when the process is combined with a coal slurry pipeline transport system. The result is an upgraded competitive fuel or fuels, which can be used for co-firing or re-burning applications to reduce SO{sub 2} and NOx emissions of utility boilers. The fuels can be powdered for direct fuel injection into boilers or blast furnaces as well as CWF. Depending on the stability of the upgraded PRB coal, the pipeline product could also be dewatered and prepared for export. This paper describes the concept and preliminary cost information. It also reports on reactions of the industries, which could be involved in the complex system, namely, coal mining companies, railroads, pipeline operators, fuel suppliers, and utilities.

  6. Top-of-Rail lubricant

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    Alzoubi, M. F.; Fenske, G. R.; Erck, R. A.; Boparai, A. S.

    2000-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Analysis of the volatile and semivolatile fractions collected after use of the TOR lubricant indicated that other than contaminants in the collection laboratory, no compounds on the EPA's Target Compound Lists (Tables 2 and 5) were detected in these fractions. The data of these qualitative analyses, given in the various tables in the text, indicate only the relative amounts of the tentatively identified compounds. The authors recommend that quantitative analysis be performed on the volatile and semivolatile fractions to allow confirmation of the tentatively identified compounds and to obtain absolute amounts of the detected compounds. Additionally, the semivolatile fraction should be analyzed by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry to identify compounds that are not chromatographable under the temperature program used for determination of semivolatile compounds. Introducing the top-of-rail (TOR) lubricant into the wheel/rail interface results in a reduction of almost 60% of lateral friction force over the forces encountered under dry conditions. This reveals good potential for energy savings, as well as wear reduction, for railroad companies. In TOR lubrication, an increase in the angle of attack and axle load results in increased lateral friction and rate of lubricant consumption. The most efficient TOR lubricant quantity to be used in the wheel/rail interface must be calculated precisely according to the number of cars, axle loads, train speed, and angle of attack.

  7. Coal data: A reference

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    Not Available

    1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report, Coal Data: A Reference, summarizes basic information on the mining and use of coal, an important source of energy in the US. This report is written for a general audience. The goal is to cover basic material and strike a reasonable compromise between overly generalized statements and detailed analyses. The section ``Supplemental Figures and Tables`` contains statistics, graphs, maps, and other illustrations that show trends, patterns, geographic locations, and similar coal-related information. The section ``Coal Terminology and Related Information`` provides additional information about terms mentioned in the text and introduces some new terms. The last edition of Coal Data: A Reference was published in 1991. The present edition contains updated data as well as expanded reviews and additional information. Added to the text are discussions of coal quality, coal prices, unions, and strikes. The appendix has been expanded to provide statistics on a variety of additional topics, such as: trends in coal production and royalties from Federal and Indian coal leases, hours worked and earnings for coal mine employment, railroad coal shipments and revenues, waterborne coal traffic, coal export loading terminals, utility coal combustion byproducts, and trace elements in coal. The information in this report has been gleaned mainly from the sources in the bibliography. The reader interested in going beyond the scope of this report should consult these sources. The statistics are largely from reports published by the Energy Information Administration.

  8. Technology Transfer Plan

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    None

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    BPF developed the concept of a mobile, on-site NORM remediation and disposal process in late 1993. Working with Conoco and receiving encouragement born the Department of Energy, Metarie Office, and the Texas Railroad Commission the corporation conducted extensive feasibility studies on an on-site disposal concept. In May 1994, the Department of Energy issued a solicitation for cooperative agreement proposal for, "Development and Testing of a Method for Treatment and Underground Disposal of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM)". BPF submitted a proposal to the solicitation in July 1994, and was awarded a cooperative agreement in September 1995. BPF proposed and believed that proven equipment and technology could be incorporated in to a mobile system. The system would allow BPF to demonstrate an environmentally sound and commercially affordable method for treatment and underground disposal of NORM. The key stop in the BPF process incorporates injection of the dissolved radioactive materials into a water injection or disposal well. Disposal costs in the BPF proposal of July 1995 were projected to range from $1000 to $5000 per cubic yard. The process included four separate steps. (1) De-oiling (2) Volume Reduction (3) Chemical Dissolution of the Radium (4) Injection

  9. Long Term Stewardship Challenges at the St. Louis District FUSRAP Sites

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    Dell'Orco, L.; Chambers, D.

    2002-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Non-Federally owned radioactively contaminated sites in St. Louis, Missouri are currently being remediated by the St. Louis District Corps of Engineers under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). When FUSRAP remediation is complete, inaccessible soils which have levels of contamination greater than unrestricted use standards, will remain. The purpose of this paper is to document the initial challenges facing the project team during its development of the Long Term Stewardship plan for the management of these soils. These soils are located under buildings, roads, railroads and bridges. The Long Term Stewardship plan for the majority of the sites is being developed simultaneously with the remedy selection process. A living document, it will ultimately document the remedial action end state and location of inaccessible soils and implement the plan for ensuring these soils are not a threat to human health and the environment. Although these soils are protective in their current configuration, at some point in time, when activities such as maintenance, utility or property improvement occur, the soils will become accessible and need to be addressed by the federal government. Up until that point in time they will need to be effectively managed to ensure they remain protective. The St. Louis District is in the process of collaboratively developing this plan with its regulators, affected stakeholders and interested parties.

  10. Strategic plan for infrastructure optimization

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    Donley, C.D.

    1998-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    This document represents Fluor Daniel Hanford`s and DynCorp`s Tri-Cities Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 1998--2002, the road map that will guide them into the next century and their sixth year of providing safe and cost effective infrastructure services and support to the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Hanford Site. The Plan responds directly to the issues raised in the FDH/DOE Critical Self Assessment specifically: (1) a strategy in place to give DOE the management (systems) and physical infrastructure for the future; (2) dealing with the barriers that exist to making change; and (3) a plan to right-size the infrastructure and services, and reduce the cost of providing services. The Plan incorporates initiatives from several studies conducted in Fiscal Year 1997 to include: the Systems Functional Analysis, 200 Area Water Commercial Practices Plan, $ million Originated Cost Budget Achievement Plan, the 1OO Area Vacate Plan, the Railroad Shutdown Plan, as well as recommendations from the recently completed Review of Hanford Electrical Utility. These and other initiatives identified over the next five years will result in significant improvements in efficiency, allowing a greater portion of the infrastructure budget to be applied to Site cleanup. The Plan outlines a planning and management process that defines infrastructure services and structure by linking site technical base line data and customer requirements to work scope and resources. The Plan also provides a vision of where Site infrastructure is going and specific initiatives to get there.

  11. LNG -- A paradox of propulsion potential

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    McKay, D.J.

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been demonstrating its viability as a clean-burning alternative fuel for buses and medium- and heavy-duty trucks for the past 30 years. The first known LNG vehicle project began in San Diego in 1965, When San Diego Gas and Electric converted 22 utility trucks and three passenger vehicles to dedicated LNG. A surge in LNG vehicle project activity over the past five years has led to a fairly robust variety of vehicles testing the fuel, from Class 8 tractors, refuse haulers and transit buses to railroad locomotives and ferry boats. Recent technology improvements in engine design, cryogenic tanks, fuel nozzles and other related equipment have made LNG more practical to use than in the 1960s. LNG delivers more than twice the driving range from the same-sized fuel tank as a vehicle powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). Although technical and economic hurdles must be overcome before this fuel can achieve widespread use, various ongoing demonstration projects are showing LNG`s practicality, while serving the vital role of pinpointing those areas of performance that are the prime candidates for improvement.

  12. Assessment of the facilities on Jackass Flats and other Nevada Test Site facilities for the new nuclear rocket program

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    Chandler, G.; Collins, D.; Dye, K.; Eberhart, C.; Hynes, M.; Kovach, R.; Ortiz, R.; Perea, J.; Sherman, D.

    1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent NASA/DOE studies for the Space Exploration Initiative have demonstrated a critical need for the ground-based testing of nuclear rocket engines. Experience in the ROVER/NERVA Program, experience in the Nuclear Weapons Testing Program, and involvement in the new nuclear rocket program has motivated our detailed assessment of the facilities used for the ROVER/NERVA Program and other facilities located at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The ROVER/NERVA facilities are located in the Nevada Research L, Development Area (NRDA) on Jackass Flats at NTS, approximately 85 miles northwest of Las Vegas. To guide our assessment of facilities for an engine testing program we have defined a program goal, scope, and process. To execute this program scope and process will require ten facilities. We considered the use of all relevant facilities at NTS including existing and new tunnels as well as the facilities at NRDA. Aside from the facilities located at remote sites and the inter-site transportation system, all of the required facilities are available at NRDA. In particular we have studied the refurbishment of E-MAD, ETS-1, R-MAD, and the interconnecting railroad. The total cost for such a refurbishment we estimate to be about $253M which includes additional contractor fees related to indirect, construction management, profit, contingency, and management reserves. This figure also includes the cost of the required NEPA, safety, and security documentation.

  13. PROSPECTS FOR CO-FIRING OF CLEAN COAL AND CREOSOTE-TREATED WASTE WOOD AT SMALL-SCALE POWER STATIONS

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    Janis Zandersons; Aivars Zhurinsh; Edward Someus

    If a small-scale clean coal fu eled power plant is co-fu eled with 5 % of cre o-sote-treated used-up sleeper wood, the de con tam i na tion by carbonisation at 500 °C in an in di rectly heated ro tary kiln with the di am e ter 1.7 m and ef fec-tive length 10 m can be real ised. It should be in cluded in the “3R Clean Coal Carbonisation Plant ” sys tem, which pro cesses coal. It will im prove the heat bal ance of the sys tem, since the carbonisation of wood will de liver a lot of high caloricity pyroligneous vapour to the joint fur nace of the “3R Clean Coal Carbonisation Plant”. Pine wood sleeper sap wood con tains 0.25 % of sul phur, but the av er age pine sleeper wood (sap wood and heart wood) 0.05% of sul phur. Most of the sul phur is lost with the pyroligneous vapour and burned in the fur nace. Since the “3R Clean Coal Carbonisation Plant ” is equipped with a flue gases clean ing sys tem, the SO2 emis sion level will not ex-ceed 5 mg/m 3. The char coal of the sap wood por tion of sleep ers and that of the av er age sleeper wood will con tain 0.22 % and 0.035 % of sul phur, re spec-tively. The in crease of the carbonisation tem per a ture does not sub stan tially de crease the sul phur con tent in char coal, al though it is suf fi ciently low, and the char coal can be co-fired with clean coal. The con sid ered pro cess is suit-able for small power plants, if the bio mass in put in the com mon en ergy bal-ance is 5 to 10%. If the mean dis tance of sleep ers trans por ta tion for Cen tral and East ern Eu-rope is es ti mated not to ex ceed 200 km, the co-com bus tion of clean coal and carbonised sleep ers would be an ac cept able op tion from the en vi ron men tal and eco nomic points of view.

  14. Repowering with clean coal technologies

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    Freier, M.D. [USDOE Morgantown Energy Technology Center, WV (United States); Buchanan, T.L.; DeLallo, M.L.; Goldstein, H.N. [Parsons Power Group, Inc., Reading, PA (United States)

    1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Repowering with clean coal technology can offer significant advantages, including lower heat rates and production costs, environmental compliance, incremental capacity increases, and life extension of existing facilities. Significant savings of capital costs can result by refurbishing and reusing existing sites and infrastructure relative to a greenfield siting approach. This paper summarizes some key results of a study performed by Parsons Power Group, Inc., under a contract with DOE/METC, which investigates many of the promising advanced power generation technologies in a repowering application. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the technical and economic results of applying each of a menu of Clean Coal Technologies in a repowering of a hypothetical representative fossil fueled power station. Pittsburgh No. 8 coal is used as the fuel for most of the cases evaluated herein, as well as serving as the fuel for the original unrepowered station. The steam turbine-generator, condenser, and circulating water system are refurbished and reused in this study, as is most of the existing site infrastructure such as transmission lines, railroad, coal yard and coal handling equipment, etc. The technologies evaluated in this study consisted of an atmospheric fluidized bed combustor, several varieties of pressurized fluid bed combustors, several types of gasifiers, a refueling with a process derived fuel, and, for reference, a natural gas fired combustion turbine-combined cycle.

  15. LNG infrastructure and equipment

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    Forgash, D.J.

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Sound engineering principals have been used by every company involved in the development of the LNG infrastructure, but there is very little that is new. The same cryogenic technology that is used in the manufacture and sale of nitrogen, argon, and oxygen infrastructure is used in LNG infrastructure. The key component of the refueling infrastructure is the LNG tank which should have a capacity of at least 15,000 gallons. These stainless steel tanks are actually a tank within a tank separated by an annular space that is void of air creating a vacuum between the inner and outer tank where superinsulation is applied. Dispensing can be accomplished by pressure or pump. Either works well and has been demonstrated in the field. Until work is complete on NFPA 57 or The Texas Railroad Commission Rules for LNG are complete, the industry is setting the standards for the safe installation of refueling infrastructure. As a new industry, the safety record to date has been outstanding.

  16. Radiological verification survey results at 14 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey (PJ001V)

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    Rodriguez, R.E.; Johnson, C.A.

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conducted remedial action during 1993 at the Pompton Plains Railroad Spur and eight vicinity properties in the Wayne and Pequannock Townships in New Jersey as part of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). These properties are in the vicinity of the DOE-owned Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS), formerly the W. R. Grace facility. The property at 14 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey is one of these vicinity properties. At the request of DOE, a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted an independent radiological verification survey at this property. The purpose of the survey, conducted between September and December 1993, was to confirm the success of the remedial actions performed to remove any radioactive materials in excess of the identified guidelines. The verification survey included surface gamma scans and gamma readings at 1 meter, beta-gamma scans, and the collection of soil and debris samples for radionuclide analysis. Results of the survey demonstrated that all radiological measurements on the property at 14 Peck Ave. were within applicable DOE guidelines. Based on the results of the remedial action data and confirmed by the verification survey data, the portions of the site that had been remediated during this action successfully meet the DOE remedial action objectives.

  17. Radiological verification survey results at 7 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey (PJ003V)

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    Rodriguez, R.E.; Johnson, C.A.

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) conducted remedial action during 1993 at the Pompton Plains Railroad Spur and eight vicinity properties in the Wayne and Pequannock Townships in New Jersey as part of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). These properties are in the vicinity of the DOE-owned Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS), formerly the W.R. Grace facility. The property at 7 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey is one of these vicinity properties. At the request of DOE, a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted an independent radiological verification survey at this property. The purpose of the survey, conducted between September and December 1993, was to confirm the success of the remedial actions performed to remove any radioactive materials in excess of the identified guidelines. The verification survey included surface gamma scans and gamma readings at 1 meter, beta-gamma scans, and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analysis. Results of the survey demonstrated that all radiological measurements on the property at 7 Peck Ave. were within applicable DOE guidelines. Based on the results of the remedial action data and confirmed by the verification survey data, the portions of the site that had been remediated during this action successfully meet the DOE remedial action objectives.

  18. Safety of high speed guided ground transportation systems: Comparison of magnetic and electric fields of conventional and advanced electrified transportation systems. Final report, September 1992-March 1993

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    Dietrich, F.M.; Feero, W.E.; Jacobs, W.L.

    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Concerns exist regarding the potential safety, environmental and health effects on the public and on transportation workers due to electrification along new or existing rail corridors, and to proposed maglev and high speed rail operations. Therefore, the characterization of electric and magnetic fields (EMF) produced by both steady (dc) and alternating currents (ac) at power frequency (50 Hz in Europe and 60 Hz in the U.S.) and above, in the Extreme Low Frequency (ELF) range (3-3000 Hz) is of interest. The report summarizes and compares the results of a survey of EMF characteristics (spatial, temporal and frequency bands) for representative conventional railroad and transit and advanced high-speed systems including: the German TR-07 maglev system; the Amtrak Northeast Corridor (NEC) and North Jersey Transit (NJT) trains; the Washington, DC Metrorail (WMATA) and the Boston, MA (MBTA) transit systems; and the French TGV-A high speed rail system. This comprehensive comparative EMF survey produced both detailed data and statistical summaries of EMF profiles, and their variability in time and space. EMF ELF levels for WMATA are also compared to those produced by common environmental sources at home, work, and under power lines, but have specific frequency signatures.

  19. Resonant ultrasound spectroscopy and non-destructive testing

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    Migliori, A.; Darling, T.W.

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of mechanical resonances to test properties of materials is perhaps older than the industrial revolution. Early documented cases of British railroad engineers tapping the wheels of a train and using the sound to detect cracks perhaps mark the first real use of resonances to test the integrity of high-performance alloys. Attempts were made in the following years to understand the resonances of solids mathematically, based on the shape and composition. But Nobel Laureate Lord Rayleigh best summarized the state of affairs in 1894, stating {open_quotes}the problem has, for the most part, resisted attack{close_quotes}. More recently, modern computers and electronics have enabled Anderson and co-workers with their work on minerals, and our work at Los Alamos on new materials and manufactured components to advance the use of resonances to a precision non-destructive testing tool that makes anisotropic modulus measurements, defect detection and geometry error detection routine. The result is that resonances can achieve the highest absolute accuracy for any dynamic modulus measurement technique, can be used on the smallest samples, and can also enable detection of errors in certain classes of precision manufactured components faster and more accurately than any other technique.

  20. Opacity meter for monitoring exhaust emissions from non-stationary sources

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    Dec, John Edward (Livermore, CA)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Method and apparatus for determining the opacity of exhaust plumes from moving emissions sources. In operation, a light source is activated at a time prior to the arrival of a diesel locomotive at a measurement point, by means of a track trigger switch or the Automatic Equipment Identification system, such that the opacity measurement is synchronized with the passage of an exhaust plume past the measurement point. A beam of light from the light source passes through the exhaust plume of the locomotive and is detected by a suitable detector, preferably a high-rate photodiode. The light beam is well-collimated and is preferably monochromatic, permitting the use of a narrowband pass filter to discriminate against background light. In order to span a double railroad track and provide a beam which is substantially stronger than background, the light source, preferably a diode laser, must provide a locally intense beam. A high intensity light source is also desirable in order to increase accuracy at the high sampling rates required. Also included is a computer control system useful for data acquisition, manipulation, storage and transmission of opacity data and the identification of the associated diesel engine to a central data collection center.