Sample records for independent column approximation

  1. The Monte Carlo Independent Column Approximation Model Intercomparison

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  2. Nonlocal independent pixel approximation: Direct and inverse problems

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    Marshak, A. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (United States). Climate and Radiation Branch] [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (United States). Climate and Radiation Branch; [Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD (United States). Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology; Davis, A. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (United States). Climate and Radiation Branch] [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (United States). Climate and Radiation Branch; [Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD (United States); Cahalan, R.F.; Wiscombe, W. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (United States). Climate and Radiation Branch] [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (United States). Climate and Radiation Branch

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The independent pixel approximation (IPA), which treats radiative properties of each pixel independently by using standard plane-parallel calculations preserves scale-invariance found in the analyses of the horizontal variability of liquid water in marine stratocumulus clouds. Several studies, however, report a violation of scale-invariance in LANDSAT cloud radiance fields that are much smoother than cloud structure on small scales. This shows a limitation of IPA on small scales: it is unable to simulate the smooth small-scale behavior that is due to the horizontal photon transport. This paper introduces a nonlocal independent pixel approximation (NIPA) that extends the IPA by incorporating empirically the smoothing effects of horizontal interpixel fluxes through a convolution product of the IPA and an approximate Green function for radiative transfer. The authors also address the inverse problem of cloud optical depth retrieval from satellite data, showing how NIPA can be used to overcome the limitations of current IPA-based methods at small scales.

  3. FINITE VOLUME APPROXIMATION OF THE EFFECTIVE DIFFUSION MATRIX: THE CASE OF INDEPENDENT BOND

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    FINITE VOLUME APPROXIMATION OF THE EFFECTIVE DIFFUSION MATRIX: THE CASE OF INDEPENDENT BOND with independent jump rates across nearest neighbour bonds of the lattice. We show that the infinite volume effective diffusion matrix can be almost surely recovered as the limit of finite volume periodized effective

  4. A Time--Independent Born--Oppenheimer Approximation with Exponentially Accurate Error Estimates

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    A Time--Independent Born--Oppenheimer Approximation with Exponentially Accurate Error Estimates, we construct quasimodes that are exponentially accurate in the square of the Born--Oppenheimer that governs the approximation is the usual Born--Oppenheimer parameter #, where # 4 is the electron mass

  5. Tests of Monte Carlo Independent Column Approximation With a Mixed-Layer Ocean Model

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  6. Tests of Monte Carlo Independent Column Approximation in the ECHAM5

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  7. Exponentially Accurate Quasimodes for the Time{Independent Born{Oppenheimer Approximation on

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    Hagedorn, George A.

    Exponentially Accurate Quasimodes for the Time{Independent Born{Oppenheimer Approximation on a One that are exponentially accurate in the square of the Born{Oppenheimer parameter #15; by optimal truncation is the usual Born{Oppenheimer parameter #15;, where #15; 4 is the electron mass divided by the mean nuclear

  8. Exponentially Accurate Quasimodes for the Time--Independent Born--Oppenheimer Approximation on

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    Exponentially Accurate Quasimodes for the Time--Independent Born--Oppenheimer Approximation that are exponentially accurate in the square of the Born--Oppenheimer parameter # by optimal truncation of the Rayleigh for a simple molecular system. The small parameter that governs the approx­ imation is the usual Born--Oppenheimer

  9. Validity of the independent-particle approximation in x-ray photoemission: The exception, not the rule

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    Hansen, D.L.; Hemmers, O.; Wang, H.; Lindle, D.W. [Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-4003 (United States)] [Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-4003 (United States); Focke, P.; Sellin, I.A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-1200 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-1200 (United States); Heske, C. [Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Chakraborty, H.S.; Deshmukh, P.C. [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai 600036 (India)] [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai 600036 (India); Manson, S.T. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3083 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3083 (United States)

    1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A combined experimental and theoretical study of argon valence photoionization illustrates the discovery of the broad lack of validity of the independent-particle approximation (IPA) for x-ray photoemission. In addition to previously known breakdowns of the IPA, which are limited to high photon energies and regions very near threshold, the observed breakdown in photoionization at intermediate energies demonstrates generally that the IPA is valid only in very restricted domains. These restrictions are expected to be relevant throughout the periodic table, with consequences for a wide variety of applications. {copyright} {ital 1999} {ital The American Physical Society}

  10. Integrated Thermal and Hydraulic Analysis of Distillation Columns

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    Samant, K.; Sinclair, I.; Keady, G.

    significant additional insights to help screen the options for distillation column revamps. Column Targeting Aspen Plus Column Targeting tool offers capabilities for thermal and hydraulic analysis of distillation columns. During design or retrofit analysis...). Aspen Plus Column Targeting Tool generates the CGCCs based on the Practical Near-Minimum Thermodynamic Condition (PNMTC) approximation (Dhole and Linnhoff). The enthalpies used in plotting the CGCCs are calculated at a given stage of the column...

  11. Self-regenerating column chromatography

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    Park, W.K.

    1995-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention provides a process for treating both cations and anions by using a self-regenerating, multi-ionic exchange resin column system which requires no separate regeneration steps. The process involves alternating ion-exchange chromatography for cations and anions in a multi-ionic exchange column packed with a mixture of cation and anion exchange resins. The multi-ionic mixed-charge resin column works as a multi-function column, capable of independently processing either cationic or anionic exchange, or simultaneously processing both cationic and anionic exchanges. The major advantage offered by the alternating multi-function ion exchange process is the self-regeneration of the resins.

  12. Five points on columns

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    Rockland, Kathleen

    Column,” like “gene,” has both conceptual and linguistic shortcomings. The simple question “what is a column” is not easy to answer and the word itself is not easy to replace. In the present article, I have selected five ...

  13. How to Calculate Molecular Column Density

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    Mangum, Jeffrey G

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The calculation of the molecular column density from molecular spectral (rotational or ro-vibrational) transition measurements is one of the most basic quantities derived from molecular spectroscopy. Starting from first principles where we describe the basic physics behind the radiative and collisional excitation of molecules and the radiative transfer of their emission, we derive a general expression for the molecular column density. As the calculation of the molecular column density involves a knowledge of the molecular energy level degeneracies, rotational partition functions, dipole moment matrix elements, and line strengths, we include generalized derivations of these molecule-specific quantities. Given that approximations to the column density equation are often useful, we explore the optically thin, optically thick, and low-frequency limits to our derived general molecular column density relation. We also evaluate the limitations of the common assumption that the molecular excitation temperature is con...

  14. Diplomarbeit Reverse approximation of rate-independent

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    Sengun, Mehmet Haluk

    -discretizations have been used to construct energetic solutions, but it is also possible to reverse this process zeitdiskreten Gegenstück untersuchen. Solche Zeitdiskretisierungen werden ver- wende

  15. Glass-silicon column

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    Yu, Conrad M.

    2003-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A glass-silicon column that can operate in temperature variations between room temperature and about 450.degree. C. The glass-silicon column includes large area glass, such as a thin Corning 7740 boron-silicate glass bonded to a silicon wafer, with an electrode embedded in or mounted on glass of the column, and with a self alignment silicon post/glass hole structure. The glass/silicon components are bonded, for example be anodic bonding. In one embodiment, the column includes two outer layers of silicon each bonded to an inner layer of glass, with an electrode imbedded between the layers of glass, and with at least one self alignment hole and post arrangement. The electrode functions as a column heater, and one glass/silicon component is provided with a number of flow channels adjacent the bonded surfaces.

  16. Nuclear reactor control column

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    Bachovchin, Dennis M. (Plum Borough, PA)

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The nuclear reactor control column comprises a column disposed within the nuclear reactor core having a variable cross-section hollow channel and containing balls whose vertical location is determined by the flow of the reactor coolant through the column. The control column is divided into three basic sections wherein each of the sections has a different cross-sectional area. The uppermost section of the control column has the greatest cross-sectional area, the intermediate section of the control column has the smallest cross-sectional area, and the lowermost section of the control column has the intermediate cross-sectional area. In this manner, the area of the uppermost section can be established such that when the reactor coolant is flowing under normal conditions therethrough, the absorber balls will be lifted and suspended in a fluidized bed manner in the upper section. However, when the reactor coolant flow falls below a predetermined value, the absorber balls will fall through the intermediate section and into the lowermost section, thereby reducing the reactivity of the reactor core and shutting down the reactor.

  17. Nuclear reactor control column

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    Bachovchin, D.M.

    1982-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The nuclear reactor control column comprises a column disposed within the nuclear reactor core having a variable cross-section hollow channel and containing balls whose vertical location is determined by the flow of the reactor coolant through the column. The control column is divided into three basic sections wherein each of the sections has a different cross-sectional area. The uppermost section of the control column has the greatest crosssectional area, the intermediate section of the control column has the smallest cross-sectional area, and the lowermost section of the control column has the intermediate cross-sectional area. In this manner, the area of the uppermost section can be established such that when the reactor coolant is flowing under normal conditions therethrough, the absorber balls will be lifted and suspended in a fluidized bed manner in the upper section. However, when the reactor coolant flow falls below a predetermined value, the absorber balls will fall through the intermediate section and into the lowermost section, thereby reducing the reactivity of the reactor core and shutting down the reactor.

  18. Eruption column physics

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    Valentine, G.A.

    1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper the author focuses on the fluid dynamics of large-scale eruption columns. The dynamics of these columns are rooted in multiphase flow phenomena, so a major part of the paper sets up a foundation on that topic that allows one to quickly assess the inherent assumptions made in various theoretical and experimental approaches. The first part is centered on a set of complex differential equations that describe eruption columns, but the focus is on a general understanding of important physical processes rather than on the mathematics. The author discusses briefly the relative merits and weaknesses of different approaches, emphasizing that the largest advances in understanding are made by combining them. He then focuses on dynamics of steady eruption columns and then on transient phenomena. Finally he briefly reviews the effects of varying behavior of the ambient medium through which an eruption column moves. These final sections will emphasize concepts and a qualitative understanding of eruption dynamics. This paper relies on principles of continuum mechanics and transport processes but does not go into detail on the development of those principles. 36 refs., 36 figs., 3 tabs.

  19. Small-Column Cesium Ion Exchange Elution Testing of Spherical Resorcinol-Formaldehyde

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    Brown, Garrett N.; Russell, Renee L.; Peterson, Reid A.

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the work performed to evaluate multiple, cesium loading, and elution cycles for small columns containing SRF resin using a simple, high-level waste (HLW) simulant. Cesium ion exchange loading and elution curves were generated for a nominal 5 M Na, 2.4E-05 M Cs, 0.115 M Al loading solution traced with 134Cs followed by elution with variable HNO3 (0.02, 0.07, 0.15, 0.23, and 0.28 M) containing variable CsNO3 (5.0E-09, 5.0E-08, and 5.0E-07 M) and traced with 137Cs. The ion exchange system consisted of a pump, tubing, process solutions, and a single, small ({approx}15.7 mL) bed of SRF resin with a water-jacketed column for temperature-control. The columns were loaded with approximately 250 bed volumes (BVs) of feed solution at 45 C and at 1.5 to 12 BV per hour (0.15 to 1.2 cm/min). The columns were then eluted with 29+ BVs of HNO3 processed at 25 C and at 1.4 BV/h. The two independent tracers allowed analysis of the on-column cesium interaction between the loading and elution solutions. The objective of these tests was to improve the correlation between the spent resin cesium content and cesium leached out of the resin in subsequent loading cycles (cesium leakage) to help establish acid strength and purity requirements.

  20. Selected Topics in Column Generation

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    2002-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Dec 2, 2002 ... Page 1. Selected Topics in Column Generation. Marco E. Lübbecke ... is an ever recurring concept in our “selected topics.” OR/MS Subject ...

  1. Individualized Independent

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    Dennehy, John

    Policy in Underdeveloped Areas of Latin America) City P SC 310 Internship (Center for Sustainable Energy Policy City P SC 236 Latin American Political Systems City P SC 310 Independent Study (Domestic Energy Politics His Words: I used my CUNY BA experience to prepare me to excel in my Renewable Energy career. CUNY

  2. Cyclotron waves in a non-neutral plasma column Daniel H. E. Dubin

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    California at San Diego, University of

    plasma column with near-Maxwellian velocity distributions. We focus on the z-independent componentCyclotron waves in a non-neutral plasma column Daniel H. E. Dubin Citation: Phys. Plasmas 20. Additional information on Phys. Plasmas Journal Homepage: http://pop.aip.org/ Journal Information: http

  3. Cyclotron Waves in a Nonneutral Plasma Column Daniel H.E. Dubin

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    California at San Diego, University of

    plasma column with near-Maxwellian velocity distributions. We focus on the z-independent componentCyclotron Waves in a Nonneutral Plasma Column Daniel H.E. Dubin Department of Physics, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (Dated: February 22, 2013 [submitted to Phys. Plasmas

  4. Cyclotron waves in a non-neutral plasma column Daniel H. E. Dubin

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    California at San Diego, University of

    plasma column with near-Maxwellian velocity distributions. We focus on the z-independent component#12;Cyclotron waves in a non-neutral plasma column Daniel H. E. Dubin Department of Physics April 2013; published online 25 April 2013) A kinetic theory of linear electrostatic plasma waves

  5. WASTEWATER TREATMENT OVER SAND COLUMNS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    93/0096 WASTEWATER TREATMENT OVER SAND COLUMNS TREATMENT YIELDS, LOCALISATION OF THE BIOMASS Domestic wastewater treatment by infiltration-percolation is a process that becomming common in France, a greater depth for desinfection purposes. KEYWORDS Wastewater treatment, Infiltration-percolation. Sand

  6. Revised Thermal Analysis of LANL Ion Exchange Column

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    Laurinat, J

    2006-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This document updates a previous calculation of the temperature distributions in a Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) ion exchange column.1 LANL operates two laboratory-scale anion exchange columns, in series, to extract Pu-238 from nitric acid solutions. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board has requested an updated analysis to calculate maximum temperatures for higher resin loading capacities obtained with a new formulation of the Reillex HPQ anion exchange resin. The increased resin loading capacity will not exceed 118 g plutonium per L of resin bed. Calculations were requested for normal operation of the resin bed at the minimum allowable solution feed rate of 30 mL/min and after an interruption of flow at the end of the feed stage, when one of the columns is fully loaded. The object of the analysis is to demonstrate that the decay heat from the Pu-238 will not cause resin bed temperatures to increase to a level where the resin significantly degrades. At low temperatures, resin bed temperatures increase primarily due to decay heat. At {approx}70 C a Low Temperature Exotherm (LTE) resulting from the reaction between 8-12 M HNO{sub 3} and the resin has been observed. The LTE has been attributed to an irreversible oxidation of pendant ethyl benzene groups at the termini of the resin polymer chains by nitric acid. The ethyl benzene groups are converted to benzoic acid moities. The resin can be treated to permanently remove the LTE by heating a resin suspension in 8M HNO{sub 3} for 30-45 minutes. No degradation of the resin performance is observed after the LTE removal treatment. In fact, heating the resin in boiling ({approx}115-120 C) 12 M HNO{sub 3} for 3 hr displays thermal stability analogous to resin that has been treated to remove the LTE. The analysis is based on a previous study of the SRS Frames Waste Recovery (FWR) column, performed in support of the Pu-238 production campaign for NASA's Cassini mission. In that study, temperature transients following an interruption of flow to the column were calculated. The transient calculations were terminated after the maximum resin bed temperature reached the Technical Standard of 60 C, which was set to prevent significant resin degradation. The LANL column differs from the FWR column in that it has a significantly smaller radius, 3.73 cm nominal versus approximately 28 cm. It follows that natural convection removes heat much more effectively from the LANL column, so that the column may reach thermal equilibrium. Consequently, the calculations for a flow interruption were extended until an approach to thermal equilibrium was observed. The LANL ion exchange process also uses a different resin than was used in the FWR column. The LANL column uses Reillex HPQ{trademark} resin, which is more resistant to attack by nitric acid than the Ionac 641{trademark} resin used in the FWR column. Heat generation from the resin oxidation reaction with nitric acid is neglected in this analysis since LANL will be treating the resin to remove the LTE prior to loading the resin in the columns. Calculations were performed using a finite difference computer code, which incorporates models for absorption and elution of plutonium and for forced and natural convection within the resin bed. Calculations for normal column operation during loading were performed using an initial temperature and a feed temperature equal to the ambient air temperature. The model for the normal flow calculations did not include natural convection within the resin bed. The no flow calculations were started with the temperature and concentration profiles at the end of the loading stage, when there would be a maximum amount of plutonium either adsorbed on the resin or in the feed solution in the column.

  7. Fast Approximate Convex Decomposition

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    Ghosh, Mukulika

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Approximate convex decomposition (ACD) is a technique that partitions an input object into "approximately convex" components. Decomposition into approximately convex pieces is both more efficient to compute than exact convex decomposition and can...

  8. Two-Column Aerosol Project

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  9. INDEPENDENT COST REVIEW (ICR) and INDEPENDENT COST ESTIMATE ...

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    INDEPENDENT COST REVIEW (ICR) and INDEPENDENT COST ESTIMATE (ICE) Standard Operating Procedures INDEPENDENT COST REVIEW (ICR) and INDEPENDENT COST ESTIMATE (ICE) Standard Operating...

  10. DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN OF A MULTI-COLUMN EXPERIMENTAL SETUP FOR KR/XE SEPARATION

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    Troy G. Garn; Mitchell Greenhalgh; Tony Watson

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As a precursor to FY-15 Kr/Xe separation testing, design modifications to an existing experimental setup are warranted. The modifications would allow for multi-column testing to facilitate a Xe separation followed by a Kr separation using engineered form sorbents prepared using an INL patented process. A new cooling apparatus capable of achieving test temperatures to -40° C and able to house a newly designed Xe column was acquired. Modifications to the existing setup are being installed to allow for multi-column testing and gas constituent analyses using evacuated sample bombs. The new modifications will allow for independent temperature control for each column enabling a plethora of test conditions to be implemented. Sample analyses will be used to evaluate the Xe/Kr selectivity of the AgZ-PAN sorbent and determine the Kr purity of the effluent stream following Kr capture using the HZ-PAN sorbent.

  11. Independent Oversight Program

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    2011-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The order prescribes the requirements and responsibilities for the DOE Independent Oversight Program. Cancels DOE O 470.2B.

  12. Approximation of Stochastic Process

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    Alois Pichler

    2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    May 8, 2012 ... The approximation of stochastic processes by trees is an important topic in ... process ? is replaced by a finitely valued stochastic scenario ...

  13. Targeted Technology Transfer to US Independents

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    E. Lance Cole

    2009-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) was established by domestic crude oil and natural gas producers, working in conjunction with the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and selected universities, in 1994 as a national not-for-profit organization. Its goal is to transfer Exploration and Production (E&P) technology to the domestic upstream petroleum industry, in particular to the small independent operators. PTTC connects producers, technology providers and innovators, academia, and university/industry/government research and development (R&D) groups. From inception PTTC has received federal funding through DOE's oil and natural gas program managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). With higher funding available in its early years, PTTC was able to deliver well more than 100 workshops per year, drawing 6,000 or more attendees per year. Facing the reality of little or no federal funding in the 2006-2007 time frame, PTTC and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) worked together for PTTC to become a subsidiary organization of AAPG. This change brings additional organizational and financial resources to bear for PTTC's benefit. PTTC has now been 'powered by AAPG' for two full fiscal years. There is a clear sense that PTTC has stabilized and is strengthening its regional workshop and national technology transfer programs and is becoming more entrepreneurial in exploring technology transfer opportunities beyond its primary DOE contract. Quantitative accomplishments: PTTC has maintained its unique structure of a national organization working through Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs) to deliver local, affordable workshops. During the contract period PTTC consolidated from 10 to six regions efficiency and alignment with AAPG sections. The number of workshops delivered by its RLOs during the contract period is shown below. Combined attendance over the period was approximately 32,000, 70% of whom were repeat attendees. Participant feedback established that 40% of them said they had applied a technology they learned of through PTTC. Central/Eastern Gulf Univ. of Alabama, LSU Center for Energy Studies 77 Eastern West Virginia University, Illinois Geological Survey, W. Michigan Univ. 99 Midcontinent University of Kansas, University of Tulsa, Okla. Geological Survey (past) 123 Rocky Mountains Colorado School of Mines 147 Texas/SE New Mexico Bureau of Economic Geology, U. of Texas at Austin 85 West Coast Conservation Committee of California O&G Producers, Univ. So. Cal. (past) 54 At the national level HQ went from an office in Houston to a virtual office in the Tulsa, Okla. area with AAPG providing any physical assets required. There are no employees, rather several full time and several part time contractors. Since inception, PTTC has produced quarterly and mailed the 16-page Network News newsletter. It highlights new advances in technology and has a circulation of 19,000. It also produces the Tech Connections Column in The American Oil & Gas Reporter, with a circulation of 13,000. On an approximate three-week frequency, the electronic Email Tech Alert goes out to 9,000 readers. The national staff also maintains a central website with information of national interest and individual sections for each of the six regions. The national organization also provides legal and accounting services, coordinates the RLO activities, exhibits at at least major national and other meetings, supports the volunteer Board as it provides strategic direction, and is working to restore the Producer Advisory Groups to bolster the regional presence. Qualitative Value: Three qualitative factors confirm PTTC's value to the domestic O&G producing industry. First, AAPG was willing to step in and rescue PTTC, believing it was of significant interest to its domestic membership and of potential value internationally. Second, through a period of turmoil and now with participant fees dramatically increased, industry participants 'keep coming back' to wo

  14. Divided Wall Column Without the Wall

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    Tung, P.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    popularity in North America due to capital cost benefits and increasing energy conservation awareness. DWC is literally a column with a longitudinal partition inside, separating the pre-frac and the main-frac. The fixed internals, obviously, leave...

  15. Analytical Modeling of a Bubble Column Dehumidifier

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    Tow, Emily W.

    Bubble column dehumidifiers are a compact, inexpensive alternative to conventional fin-tube dehumidifiers for humidification-dehumidification (HDH) desalination, a technology that has promising applications in small-scale ...

  16. Performance of Reinforced Concrete Column Lap Splices

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    Alberson, Ryan M.

    2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    PERFORMANCE OF REINFORCED CONCRETE COLUMN LAP SPLICES A Thesis by RYAN ALBERSON 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 2009 Major Subject: Civil Engineering PERFORMANCE OF REINFORCED CONCRETE COLUMN LAP SPLICES A Thesis by RYAN ALBERSON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

  17. affinity column mediated: Topics by E-print Network

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    a Kaibel distillation column with model predictive control (MPC). A Kaibel distillation column has several advantages compared Skogestad, Sigurd 323 Active constraint...

  18. antigen-specific immunoadsorption columns: Topics by E-print...

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    a Kaibel distillation column with model predictive control (MPC). A Kaibel distillation column has several advantages compared Skogestad, Sigurd 78 Active constraint...

  19. Incentives for Energy Independence

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    In August 2007 Kentucky established the ''Incentives for Energy Independence Act'' to promote the development of renewable energy and alternative fuel facilities, energy efficient buildings,...

  20. Approximation algorithms for QMA-complete problems

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    Sevag Gharibian; Julia Kempe

    2011-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Approximation algorithms for classical constraint satisfaction problems are one of the main research areas in theoretical computer science. Here we define a natural approximation version of the QMA-complete local Hamiltonian problem and initiate its study. We present two main results. The first shows that a non-trivial approximation ratio can be obtained in the class NP using product states. The second result (which builds on the first one), gives a polynomial time (classical) algorithm providing a similar approximation ratio for dense instances of the problem. The latter result is based on an adaptation of the "exhaustive sampling method" by Arora et al. [J. Comp. Sys. Sci. 58, p.193 (1999)] to the quantum setting, and might be of independent interest.

  1. Complete temperature profiles in ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography columns

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    Gritti, Fabrice [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Guiochon, Georges A [ORNL

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The temperature profiles were calculated along and across seven packed columns (lengths 30, 50, 100, and 150 mm, i.d., 1 and 2.1 mm, all packed with Acquity UPLC, BEH-C{sub 18} particles, average d{sub p} {approx} 1.7 {micro}m) and their stainless steel tubes (o.d. 4.53 and 6.35 mm). These columns were kept horizontal and sheltered from forced air convection (i.e., under still air conditions), at room temperature. They were all percolated with pure acetonitrile, either under the maximum pressure drop (1034 bar) or at the maximum flow rate (2 mL/min) permitted by the chromatograph. The heat balance equation of chromatographic columns was discretized and solved numerically with minimum approximation. Both the compressibility and the thermal expansion of the eluent were taken into account. The boundary conditions were determined from the experimental measurements of the column inlet pressure and of the temperature profile along the column wall, which were made with a precision better than {+-}0.1 K. These calculation results provide the 3-D temperature profiles along and across the columns. The axial and radial temperature gradients are discussed in relationship with the experimental conditions used. The temperature map obtained permits a prediction of the chromatographic data obtained under a very high pressure gradient.

  2. Testing of the Modified Anomalous Diffraction Approximation with T-Matrix Calculations for Hexagonal Columns

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  3. PCB fluxes from the sediment to the water column following resuspension A column experiment

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PCB fluxes from the sediment to the water column following resuspension ­ A column experiment confirmed that many French rivers and lakes sediments are contaminated by PCBi at levels ranging from 50 of cubic meters of contaminated sediments and to improve the understanding of the behavior of PCB

  4. Coal desulfurization by bacterial treatment and column flotation. Final report

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    Kawatra, S.K. [Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, MI (United States)

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A review of the literature showed that bacterial leaching, using the microorganism Thiobacillus ferrooxidans, was a very effective technique for removing pyrite from coal, as it could dissolve even the finest pyrite particles without the need for expensive reagents or extreme processing conditions. Unfortunately, bacterial leaching is also rather slow, and so the initial goal of this research was to decrease the leaching time as much as possible. However, this still left the bacteria needing approximately a week to remove half of the pyritic sulfur, and so a faster technique was sought. Since it had been reported in the literature that T. ferrooxidans could be used to depress the flotation of pyrite during froth flotation of coal, this was investigated further. By studying the recovery mechanisms of coal-pyrite in froth flotation, it was found that pyrite was being recovered by entrainment and by locking to coal particles, not by true flotation of hydrophobic pyrite. Therefore, no pyrite depressant could be of any significant benefit for keeping pyrite out of the coal froth product, and it was much more important to prevent entrainment from occurring. Countercurrent flotation columns were invented to essentially eliminate entrainment effects, by washing the froth and reducing mixing of the froth and tailings products. Existing flotation columns tend to be quite simple, and in order to give reasonable product quality they must be very tall (typically 30--45 feet). As a result, they have difficulty in handling the high froth volumes which occur in coal flotation, and are awkward to install in existing plants. The bulk of this project therefore concentrated on developing an improved coal flotation column, and testing it under actual plant conditions.

  5. THERMAL MODELING ANALYSIS OF CST MEDIA IN THE SMALL COLUMN ION EXCHANGE PROJECT

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    Lee, S.

    2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Models have been developed to simulate the thermal characteristics of Crystalline Silicotitanate (CST) ion exchange media fully loaded with radioactive cesium in a column configuration and distributed within a waste storage tank. This work was conducted to support the Small Column Ion Exchange (SCIX) program which is focused on processing dissolved, high-sodium salt waste for the removal of specific radionuclides (including Cs-137, Sr-90, and actinides) within a High Level Waste (HLW) storage tank at the Savannah River Site. The SCIX design includes CST columns inserted and supported in the tank top risers for cesium removal. Temperature distributions and maximum temperatures across the column were calculated with a focus on process upset conditions. A two-dimensional computational modeling approach for the in-column ion-exchange domain was taken to include conservative, bounding estimates for key parameters such that the results would provide the maximum centerline temperatures achievable under the design configurations using a feed composition known to promote high cesium loading on CST. One salt processing scenario includes the transport of the loaded (and possibly ground) CST media to the treatment tank floor. Therefore, additional thermal modeling calculations were conducted using a three-dimensional approach to evaluate temperature distributions for the entire in-tank domain including distribution of the spent CST media either as a mound or a flat layer on the tank floor. These calculations included mixtures of CST with HLW sludge or loaded Monosodium Titanate (MST) media used for strontium/actinide sorption. The current full-scale design for the CST column includes one central cooling pipe and four outer cooling tubes. Most calculations assumed that the fluid within the column was stagnant (i.e. no buoyancy-induced flow) for a conservative estimate. A primary objective of these calculations was to estimate temperature distributions across packed CST beds immersed in waste supernate or filled with dry air under various accident scenarios. Accident scenarios evaluated included loss of salt solution flow through the bed (a primary heat transfer mechanism), inadvertent column drainage, and loss of active cooling in the column. The calculation results showed that for a wet CST column with active cooling through one central and four outer tubes and 35 C ambient external air, the peak temperature for the fully-loaded column is about 63 C under the loss of fluid flow accident, which is well below the supernate boiling point. The peak temperature for the naturally-cooled (no active, engineered cooling) wet column is 156 C under fully-loaded conditions, exceeding the 130 C boiling point. Under these conditions, supernate boiling would maintain the column temperature near 130 C until all supernate was vaporized. Without active engineered cooling and assuming a dry column suspended in unventilated air at 35 C, the fully-loaded column is expected to rise to a maximum of about 258 C due to the combined loss-of coolant and column drainage accidents. The modeling results demonstrate that the baseline design using one central and four outer cooling tubes provides a highly efficient cooling mechanism for reducing the maximum column temperature. Results for the in-tank modeling calculations clearly indicate that when realistic heat transfer boundary conditions are imposed on the bottom surface of the tank wall, as much as 450 gallons of ground CST (a volume equivalent to two ion exchange processing cycles) in an ideal hemispherical shape (the most conservative geometry) can be placed in the tank without exceeding the 100 C wall temperature limit. Furthermore, in the case of an evenly-distributed flat layer, the tank wall reaches the temperature limit after the ground CST material reaches a height of approximately 8 inches.

  6. Non-planar microfabricated gas chromatography column

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    Lewis, Patrick R. (Albuquerque, NM); Wheeler, David R. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2007-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A non-planar microfabricated gas chromatography column comprises a planar substrate having a plurality of through holes, a top lid and a bottom lid bonded to opposite surfaces of the planar substrate, and inlet and outlet ports for injection of a sample gas and elution of separated analytes. A plurality of such planar substrates can be aligned and stacked to provide a longer column length having a small footprint. Furthermore, two or more separate channels can enable multi-channel or multi-dimensional gas chromatography. The through holes preferably have a circular cross section and can be coated with a stationary phase material or packed with a porous packing material. Importantly, uniform stationary phase coatings can be obtained and band broadening can be minimized with the circular channels. A heating or cooling element can be disposed on at least one of the lids to enable temperature programming of the column.

  7. ON THE BEST RANK-1 AND RANK-(R1, R2, . . . , RN ) APPROXIMATION OF HIGHER-ORDER TENSORS

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    ON THE BEST RANK-1 AND RANK-(R1, R2, . . . , RN ) APPROXIMATION OF HIGHER-ORDER TENSORS LIEVEN DE generalization of the best rank-R approximation problem for matrices, namely, the approximation of a given higher-order tensor, in an optimal least- squares sense, by a tensor that has prespecified column rank value, row rank

  8. Model Predictive Control of a Kaibel Distillation Column

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    column with model predictive control (MPC). A Kaibel distillation column has several advantages comparedModel Predictive Control of a Kaibel Distillation Column Martin Kvernland Ivar Halvorsen Sigurd only a single column shell. The distillation process is a multivariable process which leads

  9. Mass transfer in a wetted wall column

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    Platt, Allison M

    1950-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and downstream calming sections. (Figure 3 ). After the liquid has transversed the length oi' the column it is disengaged from contact with the gas stream by means of a flared nossle and a collection chamber. Provision is made to measure the temperatures... internal diameter were employed. The equipment was operated so that an annular film of liquid flowed dove the column countercurrent to a stream of gas, The amount of liquid that evaporated into the gas was reassured and then used to calculate a mass...

  10. Thermal Analysis of LANL Ion Exchange Column

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    Laurinat, J.E.

    1999-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This document reports results from an ion exchange column heat transfer analysis requested by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The object of the analysis is to demonstrate that the decay heat from the Pu-238 will not cause resin bed temperatures to increase to a level where the resin significantly degrades.

  11. The Behaviour of STeel ColumnS in fire Material -Cross-seCtional CapaCity -ColuMn BuCkling

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    Giger, Christine

    The Behaviour of STeel ColumnS in fire Material - Cross-seCtional CapaCity - ColuMn BuIch december 2012 #12;#12;Structural stability and the general behaviour of steel structures can be described during a fire influence the behaviour of steel structures markedly. Significant advances have been made

  12. New Method for Evaluating Irreversible Adsorption and Stationary Phase Bleed in Gas Chromatographic Capillary Columns

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    Wright, Bob W.; Wright, Cherylyn W.

    2012-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel method for the evaluation of gas chromatographic (GC) column inertness has been developed using a tandem GC approach. Typically column inertness is measured by analyte peak shape evaluation. In general, silica, glass, and metal surfaces are chemically reactive and can cause analyte adsorption, which typically is observed as chromatographic peak tailing. Adsorption processes produce broad, short chromatographic peaks that confound peak area determinations because a significant portion can reside in the noise. In addition, chromatographic surfaces and stationary phases can irreversibly adsorb certain analytes without obvious degradation of peak shape. The inertness measurements described in this work specifically determine the degree of irreversible adsorption behavior of specific target compounds at levels ranging from approximately 50 picograms to 1 nanogram on selected gas chromatographic columns. Chromatographic columns with 5% phenylmethylsiloxane, polyethylene glycol (wax), trifluoropropylsiloxane, and 78% cyanopropylsiloxane stationary phases were evaluated with a variety of phosphorus- and sulfur- containing compounds selected as test compounds due to their ease of adsorption and importance in trace analytical detection. In addition, the method was shown effective for characterizing column bleed.

  13. Independent technical review, handbook

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    Not Available

    1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose Provide an independent engineering review of the major projects being funded by the Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management. The independent engineering review will address questions of whether the engineering practice is sufficiently developed to a point where a major project can be executed without significant technical problems. The independent review will focus on questions related to: (1) Adequacy of development of the technical base of understanding; (2) Status of development and availability of technology among the various alternatives; (3) Status and availability of the industrial infrastructure to support project design, equipment fabrication, facility construction, and process and program/project operation; (4) Adequacy of the design effort to provide a sound foundation to support execution of project; (5) Ability of the organization to fully integrate the system, and direct, manage, and control the execution of a complex major project.

  14. Query execution in column-oriented database systems

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    Abadi, Daniel J

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There are two obvious ways to map a two-dimension relational database table onto a one-dimensional storage interface: store the table row-by-row, or store the table column-by-column. Historically, database system implementations ...

  15. Materialization Strategies in a Column-Oriented DBMS

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    Abadi, Daniel J.

    2006-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    There has been renewed interest in column-oriented database architectures in recent years. For read-mostly query workloads such as those found in data warehouse and decision support applications, ``column-stores'' have ...

  16. Cross flow cyclonic flotation column for coal and minerals beneficiation

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    Lai, Ralph W. (Upper St. Clair, PA); Patton, Robert A. (Pittsburgh, PA)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and process for the separation of coal from pyritic impurities using a modified froth flotation system. The froth flotation column incorporates a helical track about the inner wall of the column in a region intermediate between the top and base of the column. A standard impeller located about the central axis of the column is used to generate a centrifugal force thereby increasing the separation efficiency of coal from the pyritic particles and hydrophillic tailings.

  17. Evaluation of fluoride-induced metal mobilization in soil columns

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    Totsche, K.U.; Wilcke, W.; Koerber, M.; Kobza, J.; Zech, W.

    2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fluoride in soil solution may cause substantially increased leaching of dissolved organic carbon (DOC), Al, and heavy metals from soils. The authors objective was to examine whether increased metal solubility is attributable to formation of fluoro- or organo-complexes. The A horizon of a Slovak soil contaminated with heavy metals and F by Al smelter emissions was used to conduct two column experiments under saturated and steady-state water flow conditions. The columns were leached with 5 mM Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4}, 1 mM NaCl, and 9 mM NaF solutions at pH 5.5 and an electrical conductivity of 1,000 {micro}S cm{sup {minus}1}. Samples were collected in 70-min intervals for approximately 7 d. Two experiments were performed. In the first experiment (single F pulse), a fluoride (F) pulse was applied for 36 pore volumes (PVs), while in the second experiment (dual F pulse), two consecutive F pulses (each for 2.8 PVs) were applied. For both experiments, Cl breakthrough curves (BTCs) revealed a convection-dominated transport regime. The breakthrough of Cd, Cr, Fe, Ni, and Pb paralleled DOC breakthrough in both experiments indicating metal leaching as organocomplex. In the dual F pulse experiment, peak separation of the DOC and the complexed F (F{sub bound}) breakthrough was achieved. The highest F{sub bound} concentration occurred 3.8 PVs later than that of DOC. The AlBTC paralleled that of F{sub bound} but showed tailing with a turning point simultaneous to the highest DOC concentration. Thus, the increase in Al solubility was mainly caused by fluoro-complexation and only to a lesser extent by organo-complexation.

  18. Quantitative analysis of SCIAMACHY carbon monoxide total column measurements

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    Laat, Jos de

    , SCIAMACHY CO total column retrievals are of sufficient quality to provide useful new information]. Ground-based FTIR measurements provide high quality total column measurements but have very limitedQuantitative analysis of SCIAMACHY carbon monoxide total column measurements A. T. J. de Laat,1,2 A

  19. DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF DISTILLATION COLUMNS -A CRITICAL SURVEY

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    : 47-7-594080 Figure 1: Typical simple distillation column. zF, yD and xB are mole fractions. tureDYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF DISTILLATION COLUMNS - A CRITICAL SURVEY Sigurd Skogestad Chemical cation and Control, 18, 177-217, 1997. Abstract Distillation column dynamics and control has been viewed

  20. DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF DISTILLATION COLUMNS A CRITICAL SURVEY

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    distillation column. z F , yD and xB are mole fractions. ture review, but a few new ideas are also presentedDYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF DISTILLATION COLUMNS ­ A CRITICAL SURVEY Sigurd Skogestad \\Lambda Chemical, Identification and Control, 18, 177­217, 1997. Abstract Distillation column dynamics and control has been viewed

  1. Independent Statistics & Analysis

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  2. Testing and analysis of structural steel columns subjected to blast loads

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    Stewart, Lauren K.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Blast Simulator Testing of Steel Columns and Components. ”Testing of Structural Steel Columns. ” 8 th Internationaland Analysis of Structural Steel Columns Subjected to Blast

  3. ARM - Field Campaign - Single Column Model IOP

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  4. Sandia National Laboratories: Floating Oscillating Water Column

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  5. Uniform asymptotic approximations of integrals 

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    Khwaja, Sarah Farid

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis uniform asymptotic approximations of integrals are discussed. In order to derive these approximations, two well-known methods are used i.e., the saddle point method and the Bleistein method. To start with ...

  6. INDEPENDENT COST REVIEW (ICR)

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  7. The Independence Heights House

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  8. Biodegradation of jet fuel in vented columns of water-unsaturated sandy soil. Master's thesis

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    Coho, J.W.

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of soil water content on the rate of jet fuel (JP-4) biodegradation in air-vented, water-unsaturated columns of sandy soil was investigated. The contaminated soil was obtained from a spill site located on Tyndall AFB, Fla. The initial soil loading was 4590 mg of JP-4/kg of dry soil. Three laboratory columns were packed with the contaminated soil, saturated and drained for periods of 81-89 days. Two columns were continuously vented with air, and the third, intended to provide an anaerobic control, was vented with nitrogen. The venting gas flows were maintained between 1 and 2.5 soil pore volume changeouts per day. The total JP-4 removal in the air-vented columns averaged 44% of the mass originally present. Biodegradation and volatilization accounted for 93% and 7% of the total removal, respectively. A maximum biodegradation rate of 14.3 mg of JP-4/kg of moist soil per day was observed at a soil water content of approximately 72% saturation. Soil drainage characteristics indicated that this water content may have corresponded to 100% of the in situ field capacity water content. Theses.

  9. Synthesis of focusing-and-deflection columns

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    Szilagyi, M.; Mui, P.H. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States)] [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States)

    1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Szilagyi and Szep have demonstrated that focusing lenses of high performances can be constructed from a column of circular plate electrodes. Later, Szilagyi modified that system to include dipole, quadrupole, and octupole components by partitioning each plate into eight equal sectors. It has already been shown that the additional quadrupole components can indeed bring about substantial improvements in the focusing of charged particle beams. In this article, that design procedure is expanded to construct columns capable of both focusing and deflecting particle beams by just introducing additional dipole components. In this new design, the geometry of the system remains unchanged. The only extra complication is the demand for more individual controls of the sector voltages. Two sample designs, one for negative ions and one for electrons, are presented showing that in both cases a {plus_minus}2.3 mrad diverging beam can be focused down to a spot of less than 50 nm in radius over a scanning circular area of radius 0.25 mm. The details of the two systems are given in Sec. IV along with the source conditions. The performance of the negative ion system is found to be comparable to the published data. For the relativistic electron system, the interaction of individual components to reduce various aberrations is investigated. {copyright} {ital 1995} {ital American} {ital Vacuum} {ital Society}

  10. Improved focusing-and-deflection columns

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    Mui, P.H.; Szilagyi, M. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States)] [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States)

    1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Our earlier design procedures for constructing quadrupole columns are further expanded to include octupole corrector units and ``octupole`` deflectors with no third-order harmonics. The additional complications are finer partitioning of the plates and increased number of voltage controllers. Two sample designs, one having only the additional octupole deflectors and one having both the deflectors and the correctors, are presented and compared to our previous quadrupole system. The additional octupole components are shown to be capable of increasing the current density from 30% to more than 300% for a four-plate system, designed to focus and scan the electron beam over a circular area of 0.25 mm radius. The electron beam is assumed to have an initial divergence of {plus_minus}2.3 mrad, an initial energy of 6 kV, a total energy spread of 1 eV, and a final acceleration of 30 keV. These systems are then slightly reoptimized for a superficial comparison with the commercially available column by Micrion Corporation. The numerical results indicate a potential for substantial improvements, demonstrating the power of this design procedure. Finally, a discussion is presented on how the individual components can interact with each other to reduce the various aberrations. {copyright} {ital 1995} {ital American} {ital Vacuum} {ital Society}

  11. Accounting for water-column variability in shallow-water waveguide characterizations based on modal eigenvalues

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    Becker, Kyle M. [Pennsylvania State University, Applied Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 30, State College, PA 16804-0030 (United States); Ballard, Megan S. [Applied Research Laboratories, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78713-8029 (United States)

    2010-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The influence of water-column variability on the characterization of shallow-water waveguides using modal eigenvalue information is considered. This work is based on the relationship between the acoustic pressure field in shallow water and the depth-dependent Green's function through the Hankel transform. In many practical situations, the Hankel transform can be approximated by a Fourier transform, in which case the Green's function is approximated by a horizontal wave number spectrum with discrete peaks corresponding with individual modal eigenvalues. In turn, the wave number data can be used in inverse algorithms to determine geoacoustic properties of the waveguide. Wave number spectra are estimated from measurements of a point-source acoustic field on a horizontal aperture array in the water column. For range-dependent waveguides, techniques analogous to using a short-time Fourier transform are employed to estimate range-dependent wave number spectra. In this work, water-column variability due to linear internal waves and mesoscale features are considered. It will be shown that these two types of variability impact the estimation of range-dependent modal eigenvalues in different ways. Approaches for accounting for these different types of variability will be discussed as they apply to waveguide characterization.

  12. Comparison between a spray column and a sieve tray column operating as liquid-liquid heat exchangers

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    Keller, A.; Jacobs, H.R.; Boehm, R.F.

    1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The performance of a spray column and a sieve tray column was compared as a liquid-liquid heat exchanger. In carrying out these studies a 15.2 cm (6.0 in.) diameter column, 183 cm (6.0 ft) tall was utilized. The performance of the spray column as a heat exchanger was shown to correlate with the model of Letan-Kehat which has as a basis that the heat transfer is dominated by the wakeshedding characteristics of the drops over much of the column length. This model defines several hydrodynamic zones along the column of which the wake formation zone at the bottom appears to have the most efficient heat transfer. The column was also operated with four perforated plates spaced two column diameters apart in order to take advantage of the wake formation zone heat transfer. The plates induce coalescence of the dispersed phase and reformation of the drops, and thus cause a repetition of the wake formation zone. It is shown that the overall volumetric heat transfer coefficient in a perforated plate column is increased by a minimum of eleven percent over that in a spray column. A hydrodynamic model that predicts the performance of a perforated plate column is suggested.

  13. Improved approximate formulas for flux from cylindrical and rectangular sources

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    Wallace, O.J.; Bokharee, S.A.

    1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report provides two new approximate formulas for the flux at detector points outside the radial and axial extensions of a homogeneous cylindrical source and improved approximate formulas for the flux at points opposite rectangular surface sources. These formulas extend the range of geometries for which analytic approximations may be used by shield design engineers to make rapid scoping studies and check more extensive calculations for reasonableness. These formulas can be used to support skeptical, independent evaluations and are also valuable teaching tools for introducing shield designers to complex shield analyses.

  14. On Approximating the Translational Velocity of Vortex Rings

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    Mohseni, Kamran

    from this configuration and the system scaling. Here, the accuracy of this approximation is presented orifice in a flat plate contain a converging radial component of velocity. For both configurations. By this definition, the piston velocity is the average jet velocity passing through the orifice independent

  15. IMPROVED PRUNING IN COLUMN GENERATION OF A VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEM

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    Krumke, Sven O.

    column generation, shadow price model 1. Introduction The German automobile club ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil- Club) maintains a heterogeneous fleet of service vehicles in order to assist people

  16. Improved Column Generation for Highly Degenerate Master Problems

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    Jacques Desrosiers

    2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Dec 1, 2011 ... Abstract: Column generation for solving linear programs with a huge number of variables alternates between solving a master problem and a ...

  17. New developments in the primal-dual column generation technique

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    Jacek Gondzio

    2011-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Jan 25, 2011 ... Abstract: The classical column generation is based on optimal solutions of the restricted master problems. This strategy frequently results in an ...

  18. accretion column structure: Topics by E-print Network

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    of Alternative Control Structures for an Ideal Two-Product Reactive Distillation Column Engineering Websites Summary: Comparison of Alternative Control Structures for an...

  19. Design of Earthquake Resistant Bridges Using Rocking Columns

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    Barthes, Clement Benjamin

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Self-Compacting Concrete being2.2.2 Self-Compacting Concrete . . . . . 2.3 Bridge ColumnsBRIDGE CONSTRUCTION Self-Compacting Concrete The mechanical

  20. Column Generation for Extended Formulations - Optimization Online

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    2011-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Jul 8, 2011 ... reformulation in order to define a good quality outer approximation of the .... extends to the case where one only has a good reformulation in an ..... by inspection. ..... the formulation is kept under control by way of managing its variables .... ming solution as a hyper-path (associated to a unit flow incoming to

  1. COMPUTATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL MODELING OF SLURRY BUBBLE COLUMN REACTORS

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    Paul Lam; Dimitri Gidaspow

    2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This project is a collaborative effort between the University of Akron, Illinois Institute of Technology and two industries: UOP and Energy International. The tasks involve the development of transient two and three dimensional computer codes for slurry bubble column reactors, optimization, comparison to data, and measurement of input parameters, such as the viscosity and restitution coefficients. To understand turbulence, measurements were done in the riser with 530 micron glass beads using a PIV technique. This report summarizes the measurements and simulations completed as described in details in the attached paper, ''Computational and Experimental Modeling of Three-Phase Slurry-Bubble Column Reactor.'' The Particle Image Velocimetry method described elsewhere (Gidaspow and Huilin, 1996) was used to measure the axial and tangential velocities of the particles. This method was modified with the use of a rotating colored transparent disk. The velocity distributions obtained with this method shows that the distribution is close to Maxwellian. From the velocity measurements the normal and the shear stresses were computed. Also with the use of the CCD camera a technique was developed to measure the solids volume fraction. The granular temperature profile follows the solids volume fraction profile. As predicted by theory, the granular temperature is highest at the center of the tube. The normal stress in the direction of the flow is approximately 10 times larger than that in the tangential direction. The <{nu}{prime}{sub z}{nu}{prime}{sub z}> is lower at the center where the <{nu}{prime}{sub {theta}}{nu}{prime}{sub {theta}}> is higher at that point. The Reynolds shear stress was small, producing a restitution coefficient near unity. The normal Reynolds stress in the direction of flow is large due to the fact that it is produced by the large gradient of velocity in the direction of flow compared to the small gradient in the {theta} and r directions. The kinetic theory gives values of viscosity that agree with our previous measurements (Gidaspow, Wu and Mostofi, 1999). The values of viscosity obtained from pressure drop minus weight of bed measurements agree at the center of the tube.

  2. 2005 ASHRAE. 109 Groundwater heat pump systems using standing column

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    ©2005 ASHRAE. 109 ABSTRACT Groundwater heat pump systems using standing column wells as their ground heat exchanger can be used as a highly efficient source of heating and cooling in residential the well through the heat pump in an open-loop pipe circuit. Standing column wells have been in use

  3. THERMAL MODELING OF ION EXCHANGE COLUMNS WITH SPHERICAL RF RESIN

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    Lee, S.; King, W.

    2009-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Models have been developed to simulate the thermal performance of RF columns fully loaded with radioactive cesium. Temperature distributions and maximum temperatures across the column were calculated during Small Column Ion Exchange (SCIX) process upset conditions with a focus on implementation at Hanford. A two-dimensional computational modeling approach was taken to include conservative, bounding estimates for key parameters such that the results will provide the maximum centerline temperatures achievable under the design configurations using a feed composition known to promote high cesium loading on RF. The current full-scale design for the SCIX system includes a central cooling tube, and one objective of these calculations was to examine its elimination to simplify the design. Results confirmed that a column design without a central cooling tube is feasible for RF, allowing for the possibility of significant design simplifications if it can be assumed that the columns are always filled with liquid. With active cooling through the four outer tubes, the maximum column diameter expected to maintain the temperature below the assumed media and safety limits is 26 inches, which is comparable to the current design diameter. Additional analysis was conducted to predict the maximum column temperatures for the previously unevaluated accident scenario involving inadvertent drainage of liquid from a cesium-saturated column, with retention of the ion exchange media and cesium in the column. As expected, much higher maximum temperatures are observed in this case due to the poor heat transfer properties of air versus liquid. For this hypothetical accident scenario involving inadvertent and complete drainage of liquid from a cesium-saturated column, the modeling results indicate that the maximum temperature within a 28 inch diameter RF column with external cooling is expected to exceed 250 C within 2 days, while the maximum temperature of a 12 inch column is maintained below 100 C. In addition, the calculation results demonstrate that the cooling tube system external to an air-filled column is not highly effective at reducing the maximum temperature, but the baseline design using a central cooling tube inside the column provides sufficient cooling to maintain the maximum temperature near the assumed safety limit.

  4. HEAT TRANSFER ANALYSIS FOR ION-EXCHANGE COLUMN SYSTEM

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    Lee, S.; King, W.

    2011-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Models have been developed to simulate the thermal characteristics of Crystalline Silicotitanate (CST) ion exchange media fully loaded with radioactive cesium in a column configuration and distributed within a waste storage tank. This work was conducted to support the Small Column Ion Exchange (SCIX) program which is focused on processing dissolved, high-sodium salt waste for the removal of specific radionuclides (including Cs-137, Sr-90, and actinides) within a High Level Waste (HLW) storage tank at the Savannah River Site. The SCIX design includes CST columns inserted and supported in the tank top risers for cesium removal. Temperature distributions and maximum temperatures across the column were calculated with a focus on process upset conditions. A two-dimensional computational modeling approach for the in-column ion-exchange domain was taken to include conservative, bounding estimates for key parameters such that the results would provide the maximum centerline temperatures achievable under the design configurations using a feed composition known to promote high cesium loading on CST. The current full-scale design for the CST column includes one central cooling pipe and four outer cooling tubes. Most calculations assumed that the fluid within the column was stagnant (i.e. no buoyancy-induced flow) for a conservative estimate. A primary objective of these calculations was to estimate temperature distributions across packed CST beds immersed in waste supernate or filled with dry air under various accident scenarios. Accident scenarios evaluated included loss of salt solution flow through the bed, inadvertent column drainage, and loss of active cooling in the column. The modeling results demonstrate that the baseline design using one central and four outer cooling tubes provides a highly efficient cooling mechanism for reducing the maximum column temperature.

  5. Approximation Algorithms for Covering Problems

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    Koufogiannakis, Christos

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?-approximation for general CIP with {0, 1} variables [24].details of an extension to CIP with general upper bounds onCovering Integer Programs ( CIP ). Given a non-negative cost

  6. Mechanism design with approximate types

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    Zhu, Zeyuan Allen

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In mechanism design, we replace the strong assumption that each player knows his own payoff type exactly with the more realistic assumption that he knows it only approximately: each player i only knows that his true type ...

  7. Calculation of CO2 column heights in depleted gas fields from known pre-production gas column heights

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    Calculation of CO2 column heights in depleted gas fields from known pre-production gas column that the CO2 is in a dense phase (either liquid or supercritical). Accurate assessment of the storage capacity also requires an estimation of the amount of CO2 that can be safely stored beneath the reservoir seal

  8. Transient approximations in queueing networks

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    Andrewartha, John Michael

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TRANSIENT APPROXIMATIONS IN QUEUEING NETWORKS A Thesis by JOHN MICHAEL ANDREWARTHA 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 May 1989... Major Subject: Electrical Engineering TRANSIENT APPROXIMATIONS IN QUEUEING NETWORKS A Thesis JOHN MICHAEL ANDREWARTHA Approved as to style and content by: P. E. Cantrell (Chair of Committee) m P7~ W. K. Tsai (Member) J. D. Gibson (Member) R...

  9. Column-by-column compositional mapping by Z-contrast imaging

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    Molina Rubio, Sergio I [ORNL; Varela del Arco, Maria [ORNL; Sales Lerida, David [ORNL; Galindo, Pedro [Universidad de Cadiz, Spain; Fuster, David [Instituto de Microelectronica de Madrid (CNM, CSIC); Gonzalez, Yolanda [Instituto de Microelectronica de Madrid (CNM, CSIC); Alen, B. [Instituto de Microelectronica de Madrid (CNM, CSIC); Gonzalez, Luisa [Instituto de Microelectronica de Madrid (CNM, CSIC); Pennycook, Stephen J [ORNL

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A phenomenological method is developed to determine the composition of materials, with atomic column resolution, by analysis of integrated intensities of aberration-corrected Z-contrast scanning transmission electron microscopy images. The method is exemplified for InAsxP1-x alloys using epitaxial thin films with calibrated compositions as standards. Using this approach we have determined the composition of the two-dimensional wetting layer formed between self-assembled InAs quantum wires on InP (001) substrates. The method utilizes a series of B coefficients that models the background signal in Z-contrast images, which is unaccounted for by image simulations.

  10. Distributed Hydrogen Production from Natural Gas: Independent...

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    Distributed Hydrogen Production from Natural Gas: Independent Review Panel Report Distributed Hydrogen Production from Natural Gas: Independent Review Panel Report Independent...

  11. Check Estimates and Independent Costs

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    1997-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Check estimates and independent cost estimates (ICEs) are tools that can be used to validate a cost estimate. Estimate validation entails an objective review of the estimate to ensure that estimate criteria and requirements have been met and well documented, defensible estimate has been developed. This chapter describes check estimates and their procedures and various types of independent cost estimates.

  12. IEAB Independent Economic Analysis Board

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    IEAB Independent Economic Analysis Board Kenneth L. Casavant, Chair Roger Mann, Vice-Chair Joel R of Independent Economic Analysis Board's Activities and Contributions to NPPC Fish and Wildlife Planning document of achieving the same sound biological objective exist, the alternative with the minimum economic cost

  13. IEAB Independent Economic Analysis Board

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    IEAB Independent Economic Analysis Board Daniel D. Huppert, Chair Lon L. Peters, Vice-Chair Joel R. Hamilton Kenneth L. Casavant Jack A. Richards Roger Mann Paul C. Sorensen Hans Radtke Economic Review of Instream Water Supply Components of the Salmon Creek Project Independent Economic Analysis Board Northwest

  14. IEAB Independent Economic Analysis Board

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    IEAB Independent Economic Analysis Board Roger Mann, Chair Noelwah R. Netusil, Vice-Chair Kenneth L. Casavant Daniel D. Huppert Joel R. Hamilton Lon L. Peters Susan S. Hanna Hans Radtke A I - 1 Economic Effects From Columbia River Basin Anadromous Salmonid Fish Production Independent Economic Analysis Board

  15. IEAB Independent Economic Analysis Board

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    IEAB Independent Economic Analysis Board Hans Radtke, Chair Roger Mann, Vice-Chair Daniel D. Huppert Joel R. Hamilton Susan S. Hanna John Duffield Noelwah R. Netusil Independent Economic Analysis Board Task Number 139 Integrated Hatchery Operations: Fish and Wildlife Program Costs and Other Economic

  16. IEAB Independent Economic Analysis Board

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    IEAB Independent Economic Analysis Board Daniel D. Huppert, Chair Lon L. Peters, Vice-Chair Joel R and Guidance for Economic Analysis in Subbasin Planning Independent Economic Analysis Board January 2003, document IEAB 2003-2 Summary Subbasin planning may need to consider two types of economic issues; 1

  17. Active vapor split control for dividing-wall columns Journal: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    @ntnu.no Abstract Dividing-wall distillation columns offer large potential energy savings over conventional column column Introduction Dividing-wall distillation columns such as Petlyuk arrangements and the Kaibel column vapor fraction Purities (mol %): 97.6 % (D), 97.3 % (S); 99.6 % (B) Stages: 40 in prefractionator and 80

  18. MODELING AND SIMULATION OF SOLID FLUIDIZATION IN A RESIN COLUMN

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    Lee, S.

    2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of the present work is to model the resin particles within the column during fluidization and sedimentation processes using computation fluid dynamics (CFD) approach. The calculated results will help interpret experimental results, and they will assist in providing guidance on specific details of testing design and establishing a basic understanding of particle’s hydraulic characteristics within the column. The model is benchmarked against the literature data and the test data (2003) conducted at Savannah River Site (SRS). The paper presents the benchmarking results and the modeling predictions of the SRS resin column using the improved literature correlations applicable for liquid-solid granular flow.

  19. SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS FOR SALTSTONE DISPOSAL UNIT COLUMN DEGRADATION ANALYSES

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    Flach, G.

    2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    PORFLOW related analyses supporting a Sensitivity Analysis for Saltstone Disposal Unit (SDU) column degradation were performed. Previous analyses, Flach and Taylor 2014, used a model in which the SDU columns degraded in a piecewise manner from the top and bottom simultaneously. The current analyses employs a model in which all pieces of the column degrade at the same time. Information was extracted from the analyses which may be useful in determining the distribution of Tc-99 in the various SDUs throughout time and in determining flow balances for the SDUs.

  20. Ancilla Approximable Quantum State Transformations

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    Andreas Blass; Yuri Gurevich

    2014-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the transformations of quantum states obtainable by a process of the following sort. Combine the given input state with a specially prepared initial state of an auxiliary system. Apply a unitary transformation to the combined system. Measure the state of the auxiliary subsystem. If (and only if) it is in a specified final state, consider the process successful, and take the resulting state of the original (principal) system as the result of the process. We review known information about exact realization of transformations by such a process. Then we present results about approximate realization of finite partial transformations. We consider primarily the issue of approximation to within a specified positive epsilon, but we also address the question of arbitrarily close approximation.

  1. Sequence independent amplification of DNA

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    Bohlander, S.K.

    1998-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention is a rapid sequence-independent amplification procedure (SIA). Even minute amounts of DNA from various sources can be amplified independent of any sequence requirements of the DNA or any a priori knowledge of any sequence characteristics of the DNA to be amplified. This method allows, for example, the sequence independent amplification of microdissected chromosomal material and the reliable construction of high quality fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) probes from YACs or from other sources. These probes can be used to localize YACs on metaphase chromosomes but also--with high efficiency--in interphase nuclei. 25 figs.

  2. Sequence independent amplification of DNA

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bohlander, Stefan K. (Chicago, IL)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention is a rapid sequence-independent amplification procedure (SIA). Even minute amounts of DNA from various sources can be amplified independent of any sequence requirements of the DNA or any a priori knowledge of any sequence characteristics of the DNA to be amplified. This method allows, for example the sequence independent amplification of microdissected chromosomal material and the reliable construction of high quality fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) probes from YACs or from other sources. These probes can be used to localize YACs on metaphase chromosomes but also--with high efficiency--in interphase nuclei.

  3. Quasiclassical Born-Oppenheimer approximations

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    Oleg Zaitsev; R. Narevich; R. E. Prange

    2000-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss several problems in quasiclassical physics for which approximate solutions were recently obtained by a new method, and which can also be solved by novel versions of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. These cases include the so-called bouncing ball modes, low angular momentum states in perturbed circular billiards, resonant states in perturbed rectangular billiards, and whispering gallery modes. Some rare, special eigenstates, concentrated close to the edge or along a diagonal of a nearly rectangular billiard are found. This kind of state has apparently previously escaped notice.

  4. New developments in the primal-dual column generation technique

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    2011-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Jan 24, 2011 ... problem (CSP), the vehicle routing problem with time windows (VRPTW), and the .... Actually, any column with a negative reduced cost can be added to the RMP. ...... OBOE: the Oracle Based Optimization Engine, 2010.

  5. ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT OF SLURRY BUBBLE COLUMN REACTOR (SBCR) TECHNOLOGY

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    Bernard A. Toseland, Ph.D.

    1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The major technical objectives of this program are threefold: (1) to develop the design tools and a fundamental understanding of the fluid dynamics of a slurry bubble column reactor to maximize reactor productivity, (2) to develop the mathematical reactor design models and gain an understanding of the hydrodynamic fundamentals under industrially relevant process conditions, and (3) to develop an understanding of the hydrodynamics and their interaction with the chemistries occurring in the bubble column reactor. Successful completion of these objectives will permit more efficient usage of the reactor column and tighter design criteria, increase overall reactor efficiency, and ensure a design that leads to stable reactor behavior when scaling up to large diameter reactors. The past three months of research have been focused on two major areas of bubble column hydrodynamics: (1) pressure and temperature effects on gas holdup and (2) region transition using a sparger as a gas distributor.

  6. Practical Application of Distillation Column Energy Control Systems

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    Matthews, S. A.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Closed loop computer control of an ethylene column has been shown to save $350/day in improved ethylene recovery and $150/day in reduced energy consumption. These savings are achieved through material balance optimization and energy balance...

  7. High speed electrical power takeoff for oscillating water columns 

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    Hodgins, Neil

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis describes research into electrical power takeoff mechanisms for Oscillating Water Column (OWC) wave energy devices. The OWC application is studied and possible alternatives to the existing Induction Generator ...

  8. Transformations of mercury in the marine water column

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    Munson, Kathleen M. (Kathleen May)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Methylation of mercury (Hg) in the marine water column has been hypothesized to serve as the primary source of the bioaccumulating chemical species monomethylmercury (MMHg) to marine food webs. Despite decades of research ...

  9. Optimization Online - Simultaneous Column-and-Row Generation ...

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    Ibrahim Muter

    2010-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Nov 14, 2010 ... Abstract: In this paper, we develop a simultaneous column-and-row generation algorithm that could be applied to a general class of large-scale ...

  10. Insitu expanding foam based carbon/epoxy sandwich jackets for column retrofit

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    Danyeur, Alicia

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the construction and testing of 6 concrete columns and aUp Creating Gap with Concrete Base Column testing continuedagainst the concrete base was witnessed during testing and

  11. Quasi-energy-independent solar neutrino transitions

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    G. L. Fogli; E. Lisi; A. Palazzo

    2002-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Current solar, atmospheric, and reactor neutrino data still allow oscillation scenarios where the squared mass differences are all close to 10^-3 eV^2, rather than being hierarchically separated. For solar neutrinos, this situation (realized in the upper part of the so-called large-mixing angle solution) implies adiabatic transitions which depend weakly on the neutrino energy and on the matter density, as well as on the ``atmospheric'' squared mass difference. In such a regime of ``quasi-energy-independent'' (QEI) transitions, intermediate between the more familiar ``Mikheyev-Smirnov-Wolfenstein'' (MSW) and energy-independent (EI) regimes, we first perform analytical calculations of the solar nu_e survival probability at first order in the matter density, beyond the usual hierarchical approximations. We then provide accurate, generalized expressions for the solar neutrino mixing angles in matter, which reduce to those valid in the MSW, QEI and EI regimes in appropriate limits. Finally, a representative QEI scenario is discussed in some detail.

  12. Approximate convex decomposition and its applications

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    Lien, Jyh-Ming

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    in representations with an unmanageable number of components. In this work, we have developed an approximate technique, called Approximate Convex Decomposition (ACD), which decomposes a given polygon or polyhedron into "approximately convex" pieces that may provide...

  13. The Independent Technical Analysis Process

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    Duberstein, Corey A.; Ham, Kenneth D.; Dauble, Dennis D.; Johnson, Gary E.

    2007-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) contracted with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to provide technical analytical support for system-wide fish passage information (BPA Project No. 2006-010-00). The goal of this project was to produce rigorous technical analysis products using independent analysts and anonymous peer reviewers. In the past, regional parties have interacted with a single entity, the Fish Passage Center to access the data, analyses, and coordination related to fish passage. This project provided an independent technical source for non-routine fish passage analyses while allowing routine support functions to be performed by other well-qualified entities.

  14. Spectral Formation in X-Ray Pulsar Accretion Columns

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    Peter A. Becker; Michael T. Wolff

    2005-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the first self-consistent model for the dynamics and the radiative transfer occurring in bright X-ray pulsar accretion columns, with a special focus on the role of the shock in energizing the emerging X-rays. The pressure inside the accretion column of a luminous X-ray pulsar is dominated by the photons, and consequently the equations describing the coupled radiative-dynamical structure must be solved simultaneously. Spectral formation in these sources is therefore a complex, nonlinear phenomenon. We obtain the analytical solution for the Green's function describing the upscattering of monochromatic radiation injected into the column from the thermal mound located near the base of the flow. The Green's function is convolved with a Planck distribution to model the X-ray spectrum resulting from the reprocessing of blackbody photons produced in the thermal mound. These photons diffuse through the infalling gas and eventually escape out the walls of the column, forming the observed X-ray spectrum. We show that the resulting column-integrated, phase-averaged spectrum has a power-law shape at high energies and a blackbody shape at low energies, in agreement with the observational data for many X-ray pulsars.

  15. Approximating Metal-Insulator Transitions

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    C. Danieli; K. Rayanov; B. Pavlov; G. Martin; S. Flach

    2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider quantum wave propagation in one-dimensional quasiperiodic lattices. We propose an iterative construction of quasiperiodic potentials from sequences of potentials with increasing spatial period. At each finite iteration step the eigenstates reflect the properties of the limiting quasiperiodic potential properties up to a controlled maximum system size. We then observe approximate metal-insulator transitions (MIT) at the finite iteration steps. We also report evidence on mobility edges which are at variance to the celebrated Aubry-Andre model. The dynamics near the MIT shows a critical slowing down of the ballistic group velocity in the metallic phase similar to the divergence of the localization length in the insulating phase.

  16. Engineering Development of Slurry Bubble Column Reactor (SBCR) Technology

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    Toseland, B.A.

    1998-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The major technical objectives of this program are threefold: (1) to develop the design tools and a fundamental understanding of the fluid dynamics of a slurry bubble column reactor to maximize reactor productivity, (2) to develop the mathematical reactor design models and gain an understanding of the hydrodynamic fundamentals under industrially relevant process conditions, and (3) to develop an understanding of the hydrodynamics and their interaction with the chemistries occurring in the bubble column reactor. Successful completion of these objectives will permit more efficient usage of the reactor column and tighter design criteria, increase overall reactor efficiency, and ensure a design that leads to stable reactor behavior when scaling up to large diameter reactors.

  17. ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT OF SLURRY BUBBLE COLUMN REACTOR (SBCR) TECHNOLOGY

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    Bernard A. Toseland

    1998-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The major technical objectives of this program are threefold: (1) to develop the design tools and a fundamental understanding of the fluid dynamics of a slurry bubble column rector to maximize reactor productivity, (2) to develop the mathematical reactor design models and gain an understanding of the hydrodynamic fundamentals under industrially relevant process conditions, and (3) to develop an understanding of the hydrodynamics and their interaction with the chemistries occurring in the bubble column reactor. Successful completion of these objectives will permit more efficient usage of the reactor column and tighter design criteria, increase overall reactor efficiency, and ensure a design that leads to stable reactor behavior when scaling up to large diameter reactors.

  18. Catalysis Research for Energy Independence

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    production and use, and catalysis lies at the core of efficiently and effectively using our current energy, converting carbon dioxide into fuels, and transforming electrical energy from renewable energy sourcesCatalysis Research for Energy Independence Chemical transformations are at the heart of energy

  19. IEAB Independent Economic Analysis Board

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    . Huppert Noelwah R. Netusil JunJie Wu Cost-Effectiveness of Fish Tagging Technologies and Programs in the Columbia River Basin1 Independent Economic Analysis Board Fish and Wildlife Program Northwest Power and Conservation Council June 2, 2013 1 This report benefitted from the meetings of the Fish Tagging Forum

  20. IEAB Independent Economic Analysis Board

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    IEAB Independent Economic Analysis Board Kenneth L. Casavant, Chair Roger Mann, Vice-Chair Joel R Application of the IEAB's Recommendations and Guidance for Economic Analysis in Subbasin Planning improvements related to economic content of the draft Clearwater Subbasin Management Plan (the draft Clearwater

  1. PALM DESERT ENERGY INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    PALM DESERT ENERGY INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM SUMMARY OF LOAN PROCESS Proiect Scopina The first step in the loan process is project scoping. Property owners can work directly with contractors to determine effective means for EIP participation. A no-cost solar site check is also available to help a property owner

  2. A new model for solvent extraction in columns

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    Leonard, R.A.; Regalbuto, M.C.; Chamberlain, D.B.; Vandegrift, G.F.

    1989-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A new model was developed for analyzing solvent extraction processes carried out in columns. Each column is treated as a series of well-defined equilibrium stages where the backmixing (other-phase carryover) between stages can be large. By including all mass transfer effects in the backmixing value, the same number of stages can be used for all extracted components no matter what their distribution coefficients. This greatly simplifies the calculations required when modeling multicomponent solvent extraction processes. Initial testing shows the new model to be better than either the Height of an Equivalent Theoretical Plate (HETP) or the Height of a Transfer Unit (HTU) method.

  3. Independent Activity Report, Los Alamos National Laboratory ...

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    2012 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Facility - January 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos Site...

  4. Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory...

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    2013 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Facility - January 2012 Independent Activity Report, Los Alamos Site Office...

  5. Independent Oversight Review, Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services...

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    Independent Oversight Review, Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC - July 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC - July 2012 July...

  6. Independent Oversight Inspection, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Independent Oversight Inspection, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Summary Report - August 2002 Independent Oversight Inspection, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Summary Report - August...

  7. NERSC Calculations Provide Independent Confirmation of Global...

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    Calculations Provide Independent Confirmation of Global Land Warming Since 1901 NERSC Calculations Provide Independent Confirmation of Global Land Warming Since 1901 September 9,...

  8. Independent Oversight Review, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant...

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    Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) PortsmouthPaducah Project Office (PPPO). The objective of the Independent...

  9. Independent Activity Report, Hanford - May 2010 | Department...

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    in a method that encourages collaboration with DOE-RL. Independent Activity Report, Hanford - May 2010 More Documents & Publications Independent Activity Report, Hanford - May...

  10. Independent Oversight Review, National Energy Technology Laboratory...

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    Independent Oversight Review, National Energy Technology Laboratory - May 2014 Independent Oversight Review, National Energy Technology Laboratory - May 2014 May 2014 Review of the...

  11. Thermal Analysis for Ion-Exchange Column System

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    Lee, Si Y.; King, William D.

    2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Models have been developed to simulate the thermal characteristics of crystalline silicotitanate ion exchange media fully loaded with radioactive cesium either in a column configuration or distributed within a waste storage tank. This work was conducted to support the design and operation of a waste treatment process focused on treating dissolved, high-sodium salt waste solutions for the removal of specific radionuclides. The ion exchange column will be installed inside a high level waste storage tank at the Savannah River Site. After cesium loading, the ion exchange media may be transferred to the waste tank floor for interim storage. Models were used to predict temperature profiles in these areas of the system where the cesium-loaded media is expected to lead to localized regions of elevated temperature due to radiolytic decay. Normal operating conditions and accident scenarios (including loss of solution flow, inadvertent drainage, and loss of active cooling) were evaluated for the ion exchange column using bounding conditions to establish the design safety basis. The modeling results demonstrate that the baseline design using one central and four outer cooling tubes provides a highly efficient cooling mechanism for reducing the maximum column temperature. In-tank modeling results revealed that an idealized hemispherical mound shape leads to the highest tank floor temperatures. In contrast, even large volumes of CST distributed in a flat layer with a cylindrical shape do not result in significant floor heating.

  12. Plastic Hinging Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns

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    Firat Alemdar, Zeynep

    2010-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

    of the seismic performance of four-span large-scale bridge systems at the University of Nevada Reno that details deformations in column hinging regions during response to strong shaking events. In order to evaluate the plastic hinging regions, a photogrammetric...

  13. Water column characterization of anchialine caves in Quintana Roo, Mexico

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    Dodson, Brett Wayne

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and pH of the caves. Water columns were divided into three zones, brackish, transition, and saline, and a new method was employed to define these boundaries by using "best it" calculations and subsequent regression...

  14. COMPRESSION OF A PLASMA COLUMN OF INFINITE ELECTROCONDUCTIVITY SITUATED

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    Boyer, Edmond

    45 COMPRESSION OF A PLASMA COLUMN OF INFINITE ELECTROCONDUCTIVITY SITUATED IN AN EXTERNAL AXIAL velocity, ion temperature, electron temperature and plasma density is analysed. The experimental results [1. Amongst the dissipative processes we are primarily concerned here with the electron heat conductivity

  15. Modeling of Immobilized Cell Columns for Bioconversion and Wastewater Treatment

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    Gu, Tingyue

    Modeling of Immobilized Cell Columns for Bioconversion and Wastewater Treatment Tingyue Gu* and Mei used in bioconversions to produce biological products as well as in wastewater treatment such as solvent removal from wastewater streams. In this work, a rate model is proposed to simulate this kind

  16. Behavior of the Mass Transfer Zone in a Biosorption Column

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    Volesky, Bohumil

    that Sargassum seaweed has a high efficiency for biosorption removal of toxic heavy metals (11). The biomass in a flow-through fixed-bed column. Copper has been chosen as a typical toxic heavy metal with simple is a process whereby certain types of inactive, dead biomass may bind and concentrate heavy metals from aqueous

  17. ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT OF SLURRY BUBBLE COLUMN REACTOR (SBCR) TECHNOLOGY

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    Bernard A. Toseland

    2000-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The major technical objectives of this program are threefold: (1) to develop the design tools and a fundamental understanding of the fluid dynamics of a slurry bubble column reactor to maximize reactor productivity, (2) to develop the mathematical reactor design models and gain an understanding of the hydrodynamic fundamentals under industrially relevant process conditions, and (3) to develop an understanding of the hydrodynamics and their interaction with the chemistries occurring in the bubble column reactor. Successful completion of these objectives will permit more efficient usage of the reactor column and tighter design criteria, increase overall reactor efficiency, and ensure a design that leads to stable reactor behavior when scaling up to large-diameter reactors. Washington University's work during the reporting period involved the implementation of the automated calibration device, which will provide an advanced method of determining liquid and slurry velocities at high pressures. This new calibration device is intended to replace the original calibration setup, which depended on fishing lines and hooks to position the radioactive particle. The report submitted by Washington University contains a complete description of the new calibration device and its operation. Improvements to the calibration program are also discussed. Iowa State University utilized air-water bubble column simulations in an effort to determine the domain size needed to represent all of the flow scales in a gas-liquid column at a high superficial velocity. Ohio State's report summarizes conclusions drawn from the completion of gas injection phenomena studies, specifically with respect to the characteristics of bubbling-jetting at submerged single orifices in liquid-solid suspensions.

  18. Curvature independence of statistical entropy

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    Judy Kupferman

    2014-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine the statistical number of states, from which statistical entropy can be derived, and we show that it is an explicit function of the metric and thus observer dependent. We find a constraint on a transformation of the metric that preserves the number of states but does not preserve curvature. In showing exactly how curvature independence arises in the conventional definition of statistical entropy, we gain a precise understanding of the direction in which it needs to be redefined in the treatment of black hole entropy.

  19. Reflectance Function Approximation for Material Classification

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    Dyer, Charles R.

    Reflectance Function Approximation for Material Classification Edward Wild CS 766 Final Project This report summarizes the results of a project to approximate reflectance functions and classify materials to classify materials. Classification algorithms are proposed to deal with unseen materials. Experimental

  20. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Approximate Truth and Descriptive Nesting

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    Barrett, Jeffrey A.

    ORIGINAL ARTICLE Approximate Truth and Descriptive Nesting Jeffrey Alan Barrett Received: 7 July. This paper presents a notion of local probable approximate truth in terms of descriptive nesting relations

  1. Fast Local Approximation to Global Illumination

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    Wyman, Chris

    based technique #12;Approach to Shadows · Assume: ­ Approximate shadow umbra with hard shadow ­ Object

  2. Kinetic Modeling and Thermodynamic Closure Approximation of ...

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    2007-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Oct 5, 2007 ... Kinetic Modeling and Thermodynamic Closure. Approximation of Liquid Crystal Polymers. Haijun Yu. Program in Applied and Computational ...

  3. Direct Observation of Born-Oppenheimer Approximation

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    Cronin, Steve

    Direct Observation of Born-Oppenheimer Approximation Breakdown in Carbon Nanotubes Adam W of the theoretically predicted breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation in individual single-walled carbon nanotubes. The Born-Oppenheimer (BO) or adiabatic approximation is widely used to simplify the very complex

  4. Mathematical Analysis of Born{Oppenheimer Approximations

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    Hagedorn, George A.

    Mathematical Analysis of Born{Oppenheimer Approximations George A. Hagedorn and Alain Joye concerning Born{Oppenheimer approximations in molecular quantum mechanics. Introduction The goal of this paper is to review rigorous mathematical results concerning Born{Oppenheimer approximations. We make

  5. Determination of plate efficiencies for conventional distillation columns

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    Harris, Thomas Raymond

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    DETERMINATION OF PLATE EFFICIENCIES FOR CONVENTIONAL DISTILLATION COIUMNS A Thesis By Thomas Raymond Harris Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1962 Ma)or Sub)ect t Chemical Engineering DETERMINATION OF PLATE EFFICIENCIES FOR CONVENTIONAL DISTILLATION COLUMNS A Thesis Thomas Raymond Harris Approred as to style and content bye Chairman of ommittee Head...

  6. Engineered Barrier Systems Thermal-Hydraulic-Chemical Column Test Report

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    W.E. Lowry

    2001-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The Engineered Barrier System (EBS) Thermal-Hydraulic-Chemical (THC) Column Tests provide data needed for model validation. The EBS Degradation, Flow, and Transport Process Modeling Report (PMR) will be based on supporting models for in-drift THC coupled processes, and the in-drift physical and chemical environment. These models describe the complex chemical interaction of EBS materials, including granular materials, with the thermal and hydrologic conditions that will be present in the repository emplacement drifts. Of particular interest are the coupled processes that result in mineral and salt dissolution/precipitation in the EBS environment. Test data are needed for thermal, hydrologic, and geochemical model validation and to support selection of introduced materials (CRWMS M&O 1999c). These column tests evaluated granular crushed tuff as potential invert ballast or backfill material, under accelerated thermal and hydrologic environments. The objectives of the THC column testing are to: (1) Characterize THC coupled processes that could affect performance of EBS components, particularly the magnitude of permeability reduction (increases or decreases), the nature of minerals produced, and chemical fractionation (i.e., concentrative separation of salts and minerals due to boiling-point elevation). (2) Generate data for validating THC predictive models that will support the EBS Degradation, Flow, and Transport PMR, Rev. 01.

  7. Device Independent Random Number Generation

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    Mataj Pivoluska; Martin Plesch

    2015-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Randomness is an invaluable resource in today's life with a broad use reaching from numerical simulations through randomized algorithms to cryptography. However, on the classical level no true randomness is available and even the use of simple quantum devices in a prepare-measure setting suffers from lack of stability and controllability. This gave rise to a group of quantum protocols that provide randomness certified by classical statistical tests -- Device Independent Quantum Random Number Generators. In this paper we review the most relevant results in this field, which allow the production of almost perfect randomness with help of quantum devices, supplemented with an arbitrary weak source of additional randomness. This is in fact the best one could hope for to achieve, as with no starting randomness (corresponding to no free will in a different concept) even a quantum world would have a fully deterministic description.

  8. Chloride and Lithium Transport in Large Arrays of Undisturbed Silt Loam and Sandy Loam Soil Columns

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    Walter, M.Todd

    Chloride and Lithium Transport in Large Arrays of Undisturbed Silt Loam and Sandy Loam Soil Columns al., 1998); and (iii) sloping lay- were extremely variable among columns. Lithium adsorption

  9. Experimental and Analytical Studies on Old Reinforced Concrete Buildings with Seismically Vulnerable Beam-Column Joints

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    PARK, SANGJOON

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    column axial load was controlled to follow the pre-definedThe column axial loads were controlled to follow Equation (The lateral load pattern is selected as follows, F i = ? i W

  10. Experimental and Analytical Studies on Old Reinforced Concrete Buildings with Seismically Vulnerable Beam-Column Joints

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    PARK, SANGJOON

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    compression block in the beam section at the column jointcompression block in the column section at the beam jointblock Figure IV.17 Instrumentation for rotation at the beam-joint

  11. Automated metal-free multiple-column nanoLC for improved phosphopeptid...

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    metal-free multiple-column nanoLC for improved phosphopeptide analysis sensitivity and throughput. Automated metal-free multiple-column nanoLC for improved phosphopeptide analysis...

  12. Application of a Plantwide Control Design Procedure to a Distillation Column with Heat Pump

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    (Larsson & Skogestad 2001) to a distillation column heat-integrated by using a heatpump. Top-down analysis) and apply it to a distillation column with heatpump. Plantwide control design should start by formulating

  13. Small Column Ion Exchange Testing of Superlig 644 for Removal of 137Cs from Hanford Tank Waste Envelope C (Tank 241-AN-107)

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    DE Kurath; DL Blanchard; JR Bontha

    2000-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The current BNFL Inc. flowsheet for the pretreatment of the Hanford high-level tank wastes includes the use of Superlig{reg_sign} materials for removing {sup 137}Cs from the aqueous fraction of the waste. The Superlig materials applicable to cesium removal include the cesium-selective Superlig 632and Superlig 644. These materials have been developed and supplied by IBC Advanced Technologies, Inc., American Fork, Utah. This report describes the testing of the Superlig 644 ion exchange material in a small dual-column system. The bed volume of the lead column was 18.6 mL (L/D = 7), and the bed volume of the lag column was 15.9 mL (L/D = 6) during the loading phase. The sample processed was approximately 1.6 L of diluted waste ([Na{sup +}] = 4.84 M) from Tank 241-AN-107 (Envelope C). This sample had been previously treated for removal of Sr/transuranic (TRU) values and clarified in a single tube cross-flow filtration unit. All ion exchange process steps were tested, including resin-bed preparation, loading, feed displacement, water rinse, elution, eluant rinse, and resin regeneration. A summary of performance measures for both columns is shown in Table S1. The Cs {lambda} values represent a measure of the effective capacity of the SL-644 resin. The Cs {lambda} of 20 for the lead column is much lower than the estimated 150 obtained by the Savannah River Technology Center during Phase 1A testing. Equilibrium data obtained with batch contacts using the AN-107 Cs IX feed predicts a Cs {lambda} of 183. A Cs {lambda} for the lag column could not be determined due to insufficient breakthrough, but it appeared to work well and removed nearly all of the cesium not removed by the lead column. The low value for the lead column indicates that it did not perform as expected. This may have been due to air or gas in the bed that caused fluid channeling or blinding of the resin. The maximum decontamination factor (DF) for {sup 137}Cs listed in Table S1 is based on {sup 137}Cs concentration in the first samples collected from each column and the {sup 137}Cs concentration in the feed. The composite DF for {sup 137}Cs was 1,760, which provided an effluent with a {sup 137}Cs concentration of 8.7E-02 Ci/m{sup 3}. The {sup 137}Cs concentration is below the basis of design limit and is 7.2% of the contract limit for {sup 137}Cs.

  14. A Formal Model of Auditor Independence Risk

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    Turner, Jerry L.; Mock, Theodore J.; Srivastava, Rajendra P.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Although the published literature on auditor independence is extensive, an accepted comprehensive theory, framework or model of auditor independence risk does not exist. This paper develops a formal model of auditor ...

  15. A Joint Independent Scientific Review Panel and Independent Economic Analysis Board Review for the

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    A Joint Independent Scientific Review Panel and Independent Economic Analysis Board Review Richard N. Williams IEAB Independent Economic Analysis Board Roger Mann, Chair Noelwah R. Netusil, Vice ..................................................................................................... 8 2. Economic Content Review

  16. Complete pattern of ocular dominance columns in human primary visual cortex.

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    Adams, Daniel L; Sincich, Lawrence C; Horton, Jonathan C

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    exhibit greater heterogeneity. dle of the cortex devoid oflarger V1 correlates with a dle of ocular dominance columns.

  17. A new warmstarting strategy for the primal-dual column generation ...

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    2012-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Jun 22, 2012 ... Keywords: interior point methods, warmstarting, column generation, linear ... generation, cutting plane methods or branching techniques are ...

  18. Independent Oversight Review, Bonneville Power Administration...

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    Bonneville Power Administration Safety Management Program - March 2014 Independent Oversight Review, Bonneville Power Administration Safety Management Program - March 2014 March...

  19. Independent Oversight Focused Safety Management Evaluation, Idaho...

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    Focused Safety Management Evaluation, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory - January 2001 Independent Oversight Focused Safety Management Evaluation, Idaho...

  20. Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory...

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    Laboratory Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Facility - January 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Facility -...

  1. Charge Collection Measurements in single-type column 3D Sensors

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Charge Collection Measurements in single-type column 3D Sensors M. Scaringella*, A. Polyakov, and H sensors. In particular, 3D detectors with columns of both n-and p-doping are considered to be especially-substrate [5]. The principle of the single-type column 3D sensors is shown in Fig. 1. Their advantages over

  2. Optimal operation of a Petlyuk Distillation Column: Energy Savings by Over-fractionation

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    Optimal operation of a Petlyuk Distillation Column: Energy Savings by Over-fractionation · The Petlyuk distillation column, see Figure 1(a), with a pre-fractionator (C1) and a main column (C21 and C22) N-7465 Trondheim, Norway Abstract This work shows the unexpected result that over-fractionating one

  3. Optimal Operation of a Petlyuk Distillation Column: Energy Savings by Over-fractionating

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    Optimal Operation of a Petlyuk Distillation Column: Energy Savings by Over-fractionating Vidar the unexpected result that over-fractionating one of the product streams in a Petlyuk distillation column may is optimal in some cases. 1. Introduction The Petlyuk distillation column, see Figure 1(a), with a pre-fractionator

  4. Spatial distribution of isoprene emissions from North America derived from formaldehyde column measurements by the OMI satellite sensor

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    Chance, Kelly

    Spatial distribution of isoprene emissions from North America derived from formaldehyde column isoprene emission from North America. OMI HCHO columns for June-August 2006 are consistent distribution of OMI HCHO columns follows that of isoprene emission; anthropogenic hydrocarbon emissions

  5. Born-Oppenheimer approximation in open systems

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    X. L. Huang; X. X. Yi

    2009-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We generalize the standard Born-Oppenheimer approximation to the case of open quantum systems. We define the zeroth order Born-Oppenheimer approximation of an open quantum system as the regime in which its effective Hamiltonian can be diagonalized with fixed slowly changing variables. We then establish validity and invalidity conditions for this approximation for two kinds of dissipations--the spin relaxation and the dissipation of center-of-mass motion. As an example, the Born-Oppenheimer approximation of a two-level open system is analyzed.

  6. Finite Element Approximation of Coupled Seismic and ...

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    2009-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    numerical approximation of coupled seismic and electromagnetic waves in 2D bounded fluid- saturated porous media, with absorbing boundary conditions at ...

  7. Finite element approximation of coupled seismic and ...

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    zyserman

    layer, having a thickness of about 10 nm. Finite element approximation of coupled seismic and electromagnetic waves in gas hydrate-bearing sediments – p.

  8. Fundamental chromatographic equations designed for columns packed with very fine particles and operated at very high pressures applications to the prediction of elution times and the column efficiencies

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    Gritti, Fabrice [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Guiochon, Georges A [ORNL

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The wall temperatures of three Acquity-BEH-C{sub 18}columns (2.1 mm x 50, 100, and 150 mm) and the temperature of the incoming eluent were maintained constant at 289 K, using a circulating water heat exchanger. The retention times and the band broadening of naphtho[2,3-a]pyrene were measured for each column as a function of the flow rate applied. Pure acetonitrile was used as the eluent. The flow rate dependence of neither elution volumes nor bandwidths can be accounted for by classical models of retention and HETP, respectively, since these models assume columns to be isothermal. Because the heat generated by friction of the eluent against the column bed increases with increasing flow rate, the column bed cannot remain isothermal at high flow rates. This heat is evacuated radially and/or longitudinally by convection, conduction, and radiation. Radial and axial temperature gradients are formed, which are maximum and minimum, respectively, when the temperature of the column wall is kept uniform and constant. The retention times that we measured match well with the values predicted based on the temperature distribution along and across the column, which we calculated and on the temperature dependence of the retention for the same column operated isothermally (i.e., at very low flow rate). The rate of band spreading varies along non-isothermal columns, so the HETP can only be defined locally. It is a function of the axial coordinate. A new contribution is needed to account for the radial thermal heterogeneity of the column, hence the radial distribution of the flow velocities, which warps the elution band. A new model, based on the general dispersion theory of Aris, allows a successful prediction of the unusually large bandwidths observed with columns packed with fine particles, operated at high flow rates, hence high inlet pressures.

  9. ARM - Field Campaign - Spring 1994 Single Column Model IOP

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth (AOD) by Microtops Atmospheric Optical DepthgovCampaignsSpring 1994 Single Column Model IOP ARM Data

  10. ARM - Field Campaign - Spring 1995 Single Column Model IOP

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth (AOD) by Microtops Atmospheric Optical DepthgovCampaignsSpring 1994 Single Column Model IOP

  11. ARM - Field Campaign - Two-Column Aerosol Project (TCAP)

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth (AOD) by Microtops Atmospheric Optical DepthgovCampaignsSpring(PROBE)govCampaignsTwo-Column Aerosol

  12. Analytical and Experimental Assessment of Seismic Vulnerability of Beam-Column Joints without Transverse Reinforcement in Concrete Buildings

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    Hassan, Wael M.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Deformations in Reinforced Concrete Beam–Column Joints?,P. , ?Update to ASCE/SEI 41 Concrete Provisions?, EarthquakeEffective Stiffness of Reinforced Concrete Columns?, Pacific

  13. Testing the accuracy of radiative cooling approximations in SPH simulations

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    Wilkins, Daniel R

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hydrodynamical simulations of star formation have stimulated a need to develop fast and robust algorithms for evaluating radiative cooling. Here we undertake a critical evaluation of what is currently a popular method for prescribing cooling in SPH simulations, i.e. the polytropic cooling due originally to Stamatellos et al. This method uses the local density and potential to estimate the column density and optical depth to each particle and then uses these quantities to evaluate an approximate expression for the net radiative cooling. We evaluate the algorithm by considering both spherical and disc-like systems with analytic density and temperature structures. In spherical systems, the total cooling rate computed by the method is within around 20 for the astrophysically relevant case of opacity dominated by ice grains and is correct to within a factor of order unity for a range of opacity laws. In disc geometry, however, the method systematically under-estimates the cooling by a large factor at all heights i...

  14. Optimal Tree Approximation with Wavelets Richard Baraniuk

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    simply represented: the energy from a singularity localizes along one branch of the tree (see Figure 1Optimal Tree Approximation with Wavelets Richard Baraniuk Department of Electrical and Computer on trees and point out that an optimal tree approximant exists and is easily computed. The optimal tree

  15. The Two-Column Aerosol Project (TCAP) Science Plan

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    Berkowitz, CM; Berg, LK; Cziczo, DJ; Flynn, CJ; Kassianov, EI; Fast, JD; Rasch, PJ; Shilling, JE; Zaveri, RA; Zelenyuk, A; Ferrare, RA; Hostetler, CA; Cairns, B; Russell, PB; Ervens, B

    2011-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The Two-Column Aerosol Project (TCAP) field campaign will provide a detailed set of observations with which to (1) perform radiative and cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) closure studies, (2) evaluate a new retrieval algorithm for aerosol optical depth (AOD) in the presence of clouds using passive remote sensing, (3) extend a previously developed technique to investigate aerosol indirect effects, and (4) evaluate the performance of a detailed regional-scale model and a more parameterized global-scale model in simulating particle activation and AOD associated with the aging of anthropogenic aerosols. To meet these science objectives, the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility will deploy the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) and the Mobile Aerosol Observing System (MAOS) on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, for a 12-month period starting in the summer of 2012 in order to quantify aerosol properties, radiation, and cloud characteristics at a location subject to both clear and cloudy conditions, and clean and polluted conditions. These observations will be supplemented by two aircraft intensive observation periods (IOPs), one in the summer and a second in the winter. Each IOP will deploy one, and possibly two, aircraft depending on available resources. The first aircraft will be equipped with a suite of in situ instrumentation to provide measurements of aerosol optical properties, particle composition and direct-beam irradiance. The second aircraft will fly directly over the first and use a multi-wavelength high spectral resolution lidar (HSRL) and scanning polarimeter to provide continuous optical and cloud properties in the column below.

  16. Approximate error conjugation gradient minimization methods

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    Kallman, Jeffrey S

    2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    In one embodiment, a method includes selecting a subset of rays from a set of all rays to use in an error calculation for a constrained conjugate gradient minimization problem, calculating an approximate error using the subset of rays, and calculating a minimum in a conjugate gradient direction based on the approximate error. In another embodiment, a system includes a processor for executing logic, logic for selecting a subset of rays from a set of all rays to use in an error calculation for a constrained conjugate gradient minimization problem, logic for calculating an approximate error using the subset of rays, and logic for calculating a minimum in a conjugate gradient direction based on the approximate error. In other embodiments, computer program products, methods, and systems are described capable of using approximate error in constrained conjugate gradient minimization problems.

  17. Product-state Approximations to Quantum Ground States

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    Fernando G. S. L. Brandão; Aram W. Harrow

    2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The local Hamiltonian problem consists of estimating the ground-state energy (given by the minimum eigenvalue) of a local quantum Hamiltonian. First, we show the existence of a good product-state approximation for the ground-state energy of 2-local Hamiltonians with one or more of the following properties: (1) high degree, (2) small expansion, or (3) a ground state with sublinear entanglement with respect to some partition into small pieces. The approximation based on degree is a surprising difference between quantum Hamiltonians and classical CSPs (constraint satisfaction problems), since in the classical setting, higher degree is usually associated with harder CSPs. The approximation based on low entanglement, in turn, was previously known only in the regime where the entanglement was close to zero. Since the existence of a low-energy product state can be checked in NP, the result implies that any Hamiltonian used for a quantum PCP theorem should have: (1) constant degree, (2) constant expansion, (3) a "volume law" for entanglement with respect to any partition into small parts. Second, we show that in several cases, good product-state approximations not only exist, but can be found in polynomial time: (1) 2-local Hamiltonians on any planar graph, solving an open problem of Bansal, Bravyi, and Terhal, (2) dense k-local Hamiltonians for any constant k, solving an open problem of Gharibian and Kempe, and (3) 2-local Hamiltonians on graphs with low threshold rank, via a quantum generalization of a recent result of Barak, Raghavendra and Steurer. Our work introduces two new tools which may be of independent interest. First, we prove a new quantum version of the de Finetti theorem which does not require the usual assumption of symmetry. Second, we describe a way to analyze the application of the Lasserre/Parrilo SDP hierarchy to local quantum Hamiltonians.

  18. Quasi-model-independent search for new high p(T) physics at D0

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    Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Coppage, Don; Hebert, C.

    2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We apply a quasi-model-independent strategy ("Sleuth") to search for new high p(T) physics in approximate to 100 pb(-1) of p (p) over bar collisions at roots = 1.8 TeV collected by the D0 experiment during 1992-1990 at the ...

  19. Independent Activity Report, Office of Secure Transportation...

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    Office of Secure Transportation - March 2011 Independent Activity Report, Office of Secure Transportation - March 2011 March 2011 Report for the Appropriateness of Revisions to the...

  20. Independent Oversight Review, Rocky Flats Environmental Technology...

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    - March 2000 March 2000 Review of the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site Transportation Emergency Management Program This report provides the results of an independent...

  1. Independent Oversight Activity Report, Hanford Waste Treatment...

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    Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Engineering Activities and Tank Farm Operations HIAR-HANFORD-2014-01-13 This Independent Oversight Activity Report documents...

  2. Independent Oversight Evaluation, Office of Secure Transportation...

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    Evaluation, Office of Secure Transportation - February 2004 Independent Oversight Evaluation, Office of Secure Transportation - February 2004 February 2004 Evaluation of the Office...

  3. Independent Oversight Inspection, Office of Secure Transportation...

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    Office of Secure Transportation - March 2007 Independent Oversight Inspection, Office of Secure Transportation - March 2007 March 2007 Inspection of Emergency Management at the...

  4. Page 1 of 26 INDEPENDENT PROJECT

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    Evans, Paul

    Page 1 of 26 INDEPENDENT PROJECT EVALUATION PROJECT NAME: HIVE PROOF-OF- CONCEPT PROJECT PROJECT ............................................................................................................................................3 The Project..............................................................................................................................................3 Project Objectives and Achievements

  5. Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory...

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    Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - September 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Facility - January 2012...

  6. Independent Oversight Review, Richland Operations Office and...

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    Operations Office and CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company and Mission Support Alliance Conduct of Operations f an independent oversight review of Richland Operations Office,...

  7. Independent Activity Report, Hanford Operations Office - July...

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    assessment included evaluation of work control, fall protection, quality assurance, and conduct of operations. Independent Activity Report, Hanford Operations Office - July 2010...

  8. Guide to good practices for independent verification

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    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Independent Verification, Chapter X of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5480.19, ``Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities.`` The practices in this guide should be considered when planning or reviewing independent verification activities. Contractors are advised to adopt procedures that meet the intent of DOE Order 5480.19. ``Independent Verification`` is an element of an effective Conduct of Operations program. The complexity and array of activities performed in DOE facilities dictate the necessity for coordinated independent verification activities to promote safe and efficient operations.

  9. Guide to good practices for independent verification

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    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Independent Verification, Chapter X of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities.'' The practices in this guide should be considered when planning or reviewing independent verification activities. Contractors are advised to adopt procedures that meet the intent of DOE Order 5480.19. Independent Verification'' is an element of an effective Conduct of Operations program. The complexity and array of activities performed in DOE facilities dictate the necessity for coordinated independent verification activities to promote safe and efficient operations.

  10. Guide to good practices for independent verification

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    NONE

    1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Independent Verification, Chapter X of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. The practices in this guide should be considered when planning or reviewing independent verification activities. Contractors are advised to adopt procedures that meet the intent of DOE Order 5480.19. Independent Verification is an element of an effective Conduct of Operations program. The complexity and array of activities performed in DOE facilities dictate the necessity for coordinated independent verification activities to promote safe and efficient operations.

  11. Independent Oversight Review, Argonne National Laboratory - November...

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    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Argonne National Laboratory, Technical Appendices, Volume II, May 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection of...

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    Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Public Meeting - October 2012 Independent Activity Report, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Public Meeting - October 2012 October...

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    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Savannah River Operations Office and Savannah River Site, January 2010 Independent Oversight Inspection of...

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    Site - September 2004 Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site - September 2004 September 2004 Security and Emergency Management Pilot Integrated Performance Tests at the...

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    with the Department of Energy (DOE) WTP staff. One focus area for this visit was piping and pipe support installations. Independent Activity Report, Hanford Waste Treatment...

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    and outreach stakeholder satisfaction survey to gauge the effectiveness of DOE-LM's communication and outreach strategies. Independent Communication and Outreach Stakeholder...

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    - July 2011 July 2011 NNSS Operational Readiness Review of the Joint Actinide Shock Physics Experimental Research Facility HIAR-NNSS-2011-07-28 This Independent Activity...

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    security in accordance with that DOE directive. These protocols describe the overall philosophy, approach, scope, and methods to be used when conducting independent oversight...

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    of River Protection review of the High Level Waste Facility heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Independent Oversight Activity Report, Hanford Waste Treatment...

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    National Laboratory - January 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - January 2013 January 2013 Review of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux...

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory - October 2011 Independent Activity Report, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - October 2011 October 2011 Operational Awareness Tour of Building 3525...

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    Review, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - July 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - July 2011 July 2011 Review of Selected Elements of Emergency...

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory - October 2008 Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - October 2008 October 2008 Inspection of Nuclear Safety at the Oak...

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    October 2013 Independent Oversight Activity Report, Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - October 2013 October 2013 Observation of Waste Treatment and Immobilization...

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    Federal - June 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project - Federal - June 2012 June 2012 Review of the Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project -...

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    documented safety analysis and technical safety requirements for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of River Protection's review and approval. Independent Oversight Activity...

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    2011 December 2011 Review of the Independent Integrated Safety ManagementIntegrated Work Management Assessment of Research and Development and Programmatic Work at the Los...

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    August 2012 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of...

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    2012 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Project Construction Quality This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of...

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    October 2012 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality This report documents the results of an independent review of selected...

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    Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - January 2012 Independent Oversight Assessment, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - January 2012 January 2012 Assessment of the...

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    technicians, and the Alameda County Fire Department to a fire in a fume hood containing a depleted uranium part. Independent Activity Report, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...

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    2011 August 2011 Orientation Visit to the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant HIAR-PORTS-2011-08-03 This Independent Activity Report documents an operational awareness...

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    Solutions, LLC Industrial Hygiene Program Strategy and Implementation of the Hanford Concerns Council Recommendations HIAR-ORP-2011-10-26 This Independent Activity...

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    Plant - August 2011 August 2011 Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of...

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    2011 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Project Construction Quality This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of...

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    Security (HSS), conducted a concurrent independent review with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of River Protection (ORP) of selected aspects of the Bechtel National,...

  3. Small Column Ion Exchange Design and Safety Strategy

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    Huff, T.; Rios-Armstrong, M.; Edwards, R.; Herman, D.

    2011-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Small Column Ion Exchange (SCIX) is a transformational technology originally developed by the Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management (EM-30) office and is now being deployed at the Savannah River Site (SRS) to significantly increase overall salt processing capacity and accelerate the Liquid Waste System life-cycle. The process combines strontium and actinide removal using Monosodium Titanate (MST), Rotary Microfiltration, and cesium removal using Crystalline Silicotitanate (CST, specifically UOP IONSIV{reg_sign}IE-911 ion exchanger) to create a low level waste stream to be disposed in grout and a high level waste stream to be vitrified. The process also includes preparation of the streams for disposal, e.g., grinding of the loaded CST material. These waste processing components are technically mature and flowsheet integration studies are being performed including glass formulations studies, application specific thermal modeling, and mixing studies. The deployment program includes design and fabrication of the Rotary Microfilter (RMF) assembly, ion-exchange columns (IXCs), and grinder module, utilizing an integrated system safety design approach. The design concept is to install the process inside an existing waste tank, Tank 41H. The process consists of a feed pump with a set of four RMFs, two IXCs, a media grinder, three Submersible Mixer Pumps (SMPs), and all supporting infrastructure including media receipt and preparation facilities. The design addresses MST mixing to achieve the required strontium and actinide removal and to prevent future retrieval problems. CST achieves very high cesium loadings (up to 1,100 curies per gallon (Ci/gal) bed volume). The design addresses the hazards associated with this material including heat management (in column and in-tank), as detailed in the thermal modeling. The CST must be size reduced for compatibility with downstream processes. The design addresses material transport into and out of the grinder and includes provisions for equipment maintenance including remote handling. The design includes a robust set of nuclear safety controls compliant with DOE Standard (STD)-1189, Integration of Safety into the Design Process. The controls cover explosions, spills, boiling, aerosolization, and criticality. Natural Phenomena Hazards (NPH) including seismic event, tornado/high wind, and wildland fire are considered. In addition, the SCIX process equipment was evaluated for impact to existing facility safety equipment including the waste tank itself. SCIX is an innovative program which leverages DOE's technology development capabilities to provide a basis for a successful field deployment.

  4. Space-charge waves in magnetized and collisional quantum plasma columns confined in carbon nanotubes

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    Bagheri, Mehran, E-mail: mh-bagheri@sbu.ac.ir [Laser and Plasma Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University, G. C., Evin, Tehran 19835-63113 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Laser and Plasma Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University, G. C., Evin, Tehran 19835-63113 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Abdikian, Alireza, E-mail: abdykian@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Malayer University, Malayer 65719-95863 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Department of Physics, Malayer University, Malayer 65719-95863 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the dispersion relation of electrostatic waves propagating in a column of quantum magnetized collisional plasma embraced completely by a metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes. The analysis is based on the quantum linearized hydrodynamic formalism of collective excitations within the quasi-static approximation. It is shown when the electronic de Broglie's wavelength of the plasma is comparable in the order of magnitude to the radius of the nanotube, the quantum effects are quite meaningful and our model anticipates one acoustical and two optical space-charge waves which are positioned into three propagating bands. With increasing the nanotube radius, the features of the acoustical branch remain unchanged, yet two distinct optical branches are degenerated and the classical behavior is recovered. This study might provide a platform to create new finite transverse cross section quantum magnetized plasmas and to devise nanometer dusty plasmas based on the metallic carbon nanotubes in the absence of either a drift or a thermal electronic velocity and their existence could be experimentally examined.

  5. Independent Oversight Evaluation of Line Self-Assessments of...

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    Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos Site Office - March 2012 Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Operation - June 2010 Independent Activity Report, Livermore Site...

  6. Approximate Bivariate Factorization, a Geometric Andre Galligo

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    Hoeij, Mark van

    INRIA) Laboratoire de Mathematiques Parc Valrose 06108 Nice cedex 02, France galligo@unice.fr Mark van, Maple Code 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Approximate algebra Over the past ten years symbolic-numeric algorithms

  7. Optimization in Geometric Graphs: Complexity and Approximation

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    Kahruman-Anderoglu, Sera

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider several related problems arising in geometric graphs. In particular, we investigate the computational complexity and approximability properties of several optimization problems in unit ball graphs and develop algorithms to find exact...

  8. Hardness of approximation for quantum problems

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    Sevag Gharibian; Julia Kempe

    2012-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The polynomial hierarchy plays a central role in classical complexity theory. Here, we define a quantum generalization of the polynomial hierarchy, and initiate its study. We show that not only are there natural complete problems for the second level of this quantum hierarchy, but that these problems are in fact hard to approximate. Using these techniques, we also obtain hardness of approximation for the class QCMA. Our approach is based on the use of dispersers, and is inspired by the classical results of Umans regarding hardness of approximation for the second level of the classical polynomial hierarchy [Umans, FOCS 1999]. The problems for which we prove hardness of approximation for include, among others, a quantum version of the Succinct Set Cover problem, and a variant of the local Hamiltonian problem with hybrid classical-quantum ground states.

  9. Optimization Online - An Approximation Algorithm for Constructing ...

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    Artur Pessoa

    2006-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Sep 2, 2006 ... In this paper, we propose an approximation algorithm for the 2-bit Hamming prefix code problem. Our algorithm spends $O(n \\log^3 n)$ time to ...

  10. RESTRICTED-TRACE APPROXIMATION FOR NUCLEAR ANTIFERROMAGNETISM

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1353 RESTRICTED-TRACE APPROXIMATION FOR NUCLEAR ANTIFERROMAGNETISM M. GOLDMAN and G. SARMA Service to predict several properties of nuclear antiferromagnetic structures : sublattice magnetization of nuclear dipolar magnetic ordering, either antiferromagnetic or ferromagnetic, has been reported

  11. A fresh look at the adhesion approximation

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    Thomas Buchert

    1997-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    I report on a systematic derivation of the phenomenological ``adhesion approximation'' from gravitational instability together with a brief evaluation of the related status of analytical modeling of large-scale structure.

  12. Harmonic Wavelet Transform and Image Approximation

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    Zhang, Zhihua; Saito, Naoki

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DOI 10.1007/s10851-010-0202-x Harmonic Wavelet Transform andwe approximate f by a harmonic function u such that thebanks. We call this the Harmonic Wavelet Transform (HWT).

  13. Control structure selection of a deethanizer column with partial condenser Proceedings of European Congress of Chemical Engineering (ECCE-6)

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    Control structure selection of a deethanizer column with partial condenser Proceedings of European of a deethanizer column with partial condenser A. Eduardo Shigueo Hori, B. Sigurd Skogestad Department of Chemical, it is studied the control structure selection of a deethanizer column with partial condenser. The column

  14. Empirically Revisiting the Test Independence Assumption

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    Ernst, Michael

    Empirically Revisiting the Test Independence Assumption Sai Zhang, Darioush Jalali, Jochen Wuttke}@cs.washington.edu ABSTRACT In a test suite, all the test cases should be independent: no test should affect any other test's result, and running the tests in any order should produce the same test results. Techniques such as test

  15. Testing k-wise independent distributions

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    Xie, Ning, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A probability distribution over {0, 1}' is k-wise independent if its restriction to any k coordinates is uniform. More generally, a discrete distribution D over E1 x ... x E, is called (non-uniform) k-wise independent if ...

  16. January 11, 2001 IEAB Independent Economic

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    January 11, 2001 1 IEAB Independent Economic Analysis Board Daniel D. Huppert, Chair Lon L. Peters Radtke Economics of Water Acquisition Projects Go to Appendix A Go to Appendix B Go to Appendix C Developed by the Independent Economic Analysis Board For the Northwest Power Planning Council December 21

  17. Safeguards and Security Independent Oversight Program

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

    1998-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Establishes the DOE Safeguards and Security Independent Oversight Program that provides DOE and contractor managers, Congress, and other stakeholders with an independent evaluation of the effectiveness of DOE safeguards and security policy and programs, and the implementation of those policies and programs. Cancels DOE 5630.12A.

  18. Transient queueing approximations for computer networks

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    Baker, William A.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for just the mean. Rothkopf/Oren's and Chang/Wang's methods obtained mean and variance values, and Clark's method produced several quantities which were used to find mean and variance statistics. For the M/M/1 case, the approximations by Gark and Chang... were very ac- curate over a wide range of input patterns and initial conditions. Rothkopf's was accurate over sll conditions but never as accurate as Chang or Clark. Johnston's and Rider's approximations performed acceptably only over some...

  19. An improved proximity force approximation for electrostatics

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    Fosco, Cesar D. [Centro Atomico Bariloche, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, R8402AGP Bariloche (Argentina) [Centro Atomico Bariloche, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, R8402AGP Bariloche (Argentina); Instituto Balseiro, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, R8402AGP Bariloche (Argentina); Lombardo, Fernando C. [Departamento de Fisica Juan Jose Giambiagi, FCEyN UBA, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Ciudad Universitaria, Pabellon I, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina) [Departamento de Fisica Juan Jose Giambiagi, FCEyN UBA, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Ciudad Universitaria, Pabellon I, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina); IFIBA (Argentina)] [Argentina; Mazzitelli, Francisco D., E-mail: fdmazzi@cab.cnea.gov.ar [Centro Atomico Bariloche, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, R8402AGP Bariloche (Argentina); Departamento de Fisica Juan Jose Giambiagi, FCEyN UBA, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Ciudad Universitaria, Pabellon I, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A quite straightforward approximation for the electrostatic interaction between two perfectly conducting surfaces suggests itself when the distance between them is much smaller than the characteristic lengths associated with their shapes. Indeed, in the so called 'proximity force approximation' the electrostatic force is evaluated by first dividing each surface into a set of small flat patches, and then adding up the forces due two opposite pairs, the contributions of which are approximated as due to pairs of parallel planes. This approximation has been widely and successfully applied in different contexts, ranging from nuclear physics to Casimir effect calculations. We present here an improvement on this approximation, based on a derivative expansion for the electrostatic energy contained between the surfaces. The results obtained could be useful for discussing the geometric dependence of the electrostatic force, and also as a convenient benchmark for numerical analyses of the tip-sample electrostatic interaction in atomic force microscopes. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The proximity force approximation (PFA) has been widely used in different areas. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The PFA can be improved using a derivative expansion in the shape of the surfaces. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We use the improved PFA to compute electrostatic forces between conductors. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The results can be used as an analytic benchmark for numerical calculations in AFM. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Insight is provided for people who use the PFA to compute nuclear and Casimir forces.

  20. Influence of viscous friction heating on the efficiency of columns operated under very high pressures

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    Gritti, Fabrice [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Guiochon, Georges A [ORNL

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    When columns packed with very fine particles are operated at high mobile phase velocities, the friction of the mobile phase percolating through the column bed generates heat. This heat dissipates along and across the column and axial and radial temperature gradients appear. The wall region of the column tends to be cooler than its center, and due to the influence of temperature on the mobile phase viscosity and on the equilibrium constant of analytes, the band velocity is not constant across the column. This radial heterogeneity of the temperature distribution across the column contributes to band broadening. This phenomenon was investigated assuming a cylindrically symmetrical column and using the general dispersion theory of Aris, which relates the height equivalent to the theoretical plate (HETP) contribution due to a radial heterogeneity of the column to the radial distribution of the linear velocities of a compound peak and to the radial distribution of its apparent dispersion coefficients in the column bed. The former is known from the temperature gradient across the column, the temperature dependencies of the mobile phase viscosity, and the retention factor of the compound. The latter is derived from the known expression of the transverse reduced HETP equation for the column. The values of the HETP calculated with the Aris model and a classical HETP equation were compared to those measured on a 2.1 x 50 mm Acquity BEH-C{sub 18} column, run at flow rates of 0.6, 0.95, 1.30, and 1.65 mL/min, with pure acetonitrile as the mobile phase and naphtho[2,3-a]pyrene as the retained compound. These two sets of data are in generally good agreement, although the experimental values of the HETP tend to increase faster with increasing mobile phase velocity than the calculated values.

  1. The Contribution of Environmental Siting and Permitting Requirements to the Cost of Energy for Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Devices

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    Copping, Andrea E.; Geerlofs, Simon H.; Hanna, Luke A.

    2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Responsible deployment of marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) devices in estuaries, coastal areas, and major rivers requires that biological resources and ecosystems be protected through siting and permitting (consenting) processes. Scoping appropriate deployment locations, collecting pre-installation (baseline) and post-installation data all add to the cost of developing MHK projects, and hence to the cost of energy. Under the direction of the U.S. Department of Energy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists have developed logic models that describe studies and processes for environmental siting and permitting. Each study and environmental permitting process has been assigned a cost derived from existing and proposed tidal, wave, and riverine MHK projects, as well as expert opinion of marine environmental research professionals. Cost estimates have been developed at the pilot and commercial scale. The reference model described in this document is an oscillating water column device deployed in Northern California at approximately 50 meters water depth.

  2. Integrated Silica-Bead Separation Column for On-Chip LC-ESI

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    He, Qing; Xie, Jun; Tai, Yu-Chong; Miao, Yunan; Lee, Terry D

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    area as a 58µm ID capillary. ESI nozzle freestandingESI voltage is on, Cross Section Dimension Equivalent Column ID

  3. E-Print Network 3.0 - activated charcoal column Sample Search...

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    for: activated charcoal column Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory Report Review of Technologies for the Production and Use of Charcoal...

  4. E-Print Network 3.0 - absorbing column densities Sample Search...

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    John - National Radio Astronomy Observatory Collection: Physics 3 Characteristics and energy balance of a plasma column sustained by a surface wave Summary: density distribution...

  5. E-Print Network 3.0 - affinity chromatography columns Sample...

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    5 6 7 8 FEED RAFFINATE EXTRACT DESORBENT Single Column Chromatography Semba Octave... piston pumps, flow rates 0.05-10 mlmin Chromatography Module: includes valve block ......

  6. Improved Design Tools for Surface Water and Standing Column Well Heat Pump Systems

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    This project will improve the capability of engineers to design heat pump systems that utilize surface water or standing column wells (SCW) as their heat sources and sinks.

  7. E-Print Network 3.0 - anaerobic aquifer column Sample Search...

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    Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: anaerobic aquifer column Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Biodegradation 11: 107116, 2000. 2001 Kluwer Academic...

  8. A new warmstarting strategy for the primal-dual column generation ...

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    Jacek Gondzio

    2012-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Jun 24, 2012 ... Abstract: This paper presents a new warmstarting technique in the context of a primal-dual column generation method applied to solve a ...

  9. Development of a Fuzzy Logic Controller for a Distillation Column using Rockwell Software .

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    Nizami, Muhammad

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??In this thesis, an alternative control method based on Fuzzy Inference System (FIS) is proposed to keep the product composition of a distillation column constant.… (more)

  10. Simultaneous Column-and-Row Generation for Large-Scale Linear ...

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    Birbil

    2012-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract: In this paper, we develop a simultaneous column-and-row generation algorithm ..... The last assumption does also hold because the linking constraint.

  11. Testing and analysis of structural steel columns subjected to blast loads

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    Stewart, Lauren K.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to simulate a testing series on concrete masonry walls suchand testing for steel columns with a simplified boundary design of a concrete

  12. E-Print Network 3.0 - airlift bubble column Sample Search Results

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    volumes of air bubbles into the water column, enhancing wave energy dissipation... The air entrainment coefficient cb determines how many ... Source: Kirby, James T. -...

  13. An RF dosimeter for independent SAR measurement in MRI scanners

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    Qian, Di; Bottomley, Paul A. [Division of MR Research, Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287 and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 (United States)] [Division of MR Research, Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287 and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 (United States); El-Sharkawy, AbdEl-Monem M.; Edelstein, William A., E-mail: w.edelstein@gmail.com [Division of MR Research, Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287 (United States)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The monitoring and management of radio frequency (RF) exposure is critical for ensuring magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) safety. Commercial MRI scanners can overestimate specific absorption rates (SAR) and improperly restrict clinical MRI scans or the application of new MRI sequences, while underestimation of SAR can lead to tissue heating and thermal injury. Accurate scanner-independent RF dosimetry is essential for measuring actual exposure when SAR is critical for ensuring regulatory compliance and MRI safety, for establishing RF exposure while evaluating interventional leads and devices, and for routine MRI quality assessment by medical physicists. However, at present there are no scanner-independent SAR dosimeters. Methods: An SAR dosimeter with an RF transducer comprises two orthogonal, rectangular copper loops and a spherical MRI phantom. The transducer is placed in the magnet bore and calibrated to approximate the resistive loading of the scanner's whole-body birdcage RF coil for human subjects in Philips, GE and Siemens 3 tesla (3T) MRI scanners. The transducer loop reactances are adjusted to minimize interference with the transmit RF field (B{sub 1}) at the MRI frequency. Power from the RF transducer is sampled with a high dynamic range power monitor and recorded on a computer. The deposited power is calibrated and tested on eight different MRI scanners. Whole-body absorbed power vs weight and body mass index (BMI) is measured directly on 26 subjects. Results: A single linear calibration curve sufficed for RF dosimetry at 127.8 MHz on three different Philips and three GE 3T MRI scanners. An RF dosimeter operating at 123.2 MHz on two Siemens 3T scanners required a separate transducer and a slightly different calibration curve. Measurement accuracy was ?3%. With the torso landmarked at the xiphoid, human adult whole?body absorbed power varied approximately linearly with patient weight and BMI. This indicates that whole-body torso SAR is on average independent of the imaging subject, albeit with fluctuations. Conclusions: Our 3T RF dosimeter and transducers accurately measure RF exposure in body-equivalent loads and provide scanner-independent assessments of whole-body RF power deposition for establishing safety compliance useful for MRI sequence and device testing.

  14. DUST EXTINCTION BIAS IN THE COLUMN DENSITY DISTRIBUTION OF GAMMA-RAY BURSTS: HIGH COLUMN DENSITY, LOW-REDSHIFT GRBs ARE MORE HEAVILY OBSCURED

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    Watson, Darach [Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Juliane Maries Vej 30, DK-2100 Copenhagen O (Denmark); Jakobsson, Pall, E-mail: darach@dark-cosmology.dk, E-mail: pja@raunvis.hi.is [Centre for Astrophysics and Cosmology, Science Institute, University of Iceland, Dunhaga 5, IS-107 Reykjavik (Iceland)

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The afterglows of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) have more soft-X-ray absorption than expected from the foreground gas column in the Galaxy. While the redshift of the absorption can in general not be constrained from current X-ray observations, it has been assumed that the absorption is due to metals in the host galaxy of the GRB. The large sample of X-ray afterglows and redshifts now available allows the construction of statistically meaningful distributions of the metal column densities. We construct such a sample and show, as found in previous studies, that the typical absorbing column density (N{sub H{sub X}}) increases substantially with redshift, with few high column density objects found at low-to-moderate redshifts. We show, however, that when highly extinguished bursts are included in the sample, using redshifts from their host galaxies, high column density sources are also found at low-to-moderate redshift. We infer from individual objects in the sample and from observations of blazars that the increase in column density with redshift is unlikely to be related to metals in the intergalactic medium or intervening absorbers. Instead we show that the origin of the apparent increase with redshift is primarily due to dust extinction bias: GRBs with high X-ray absorption column densities found at z {approx}< 4 typically have very high dust extinction column densities, while those found at the highest redshifts do not. It is unclear how such a strongly evolving N{sub H{sub X}}/A{sub V} ratio would arise, and based on current data, remains a puzzle.

  15. Approximation Methods for Gaussian Process Regression

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    Williams, Chris

    , Microsoft Research Ltd. 7 J J Thomson Avenue, CB3 0FB Cambridge, UK joaquinc@microsoft.com Carl Edward by Rasmussen and Williams (2006). Gaussian processes allow a Bayesian use of kernels for learning proposed by Qui~nonero-Candela and Rasmussen (2005), based on inducing inputs and conditionally independent

  16. Independent optical excitation of distinct neural populations

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    Klapoetke, Nathan Cao

    Optogenetic tools enable examination of how specific cell types contribute to brain circuit functions. A long-standing question is whether it is possible to independently activate two distinct neural populations in mammalian ...

  17. 1 Calibration against independent human travel datasets

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    Shull, Kenneth R.

    1 Calibration against independent human travel datasets 1.1 Calibration against United States at www.bts.gov. Although the BTS dataset is large, the movements were histogrammed 1 #12;with a low

  18. Midwest Independent System Operator (Multiple States)

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    Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO) is a Regional Transmission Organization, which administers wholesale electricity markets in all or parts of 11 U.S. states and the Canadian...

  19. Approximate Killing Fields as an Eigenvalue Problem

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    Christopher Beetle

    2008-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Approximate Killing vector fields are expected to help define physically meaningful spins for non-symmetric black holes in general relativity. However, it is not obvious how such fields should be defined geometrically. This paper relates a definition suggested recently by Cook and Whiting to an older proposal by Matzner, which seems to have been overlooked in the recent literature. It also describes how to calculate approximate Killing fields based on these proposals using an efficient scheme that could be of immediate practical use in numerical relativity.

  20. Stochastic Approximation and Its Application in MCMC

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    Cheng, Yichen

    2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    ) is known as observational noise, which is de ned as follows: t+1 = H t+1( t; xt+1) h t+1( t); In 1951, Robin and Monro introduced the so-called Robbins - Monro algorithm (1951) to solve the integration equation and the algorithm works as follows...: Algorithm 1.1.1. Stochastic Approximation 1 a. Generate Xt+1 g t(x), where t indexes the iteration. b. Set t+1 = t + atH( t; Xt+1), where at is the gain factor. This Robbins a^ Monro algorithm is the most popular stochastic approximation method used...

  1. Realizing Physical Approximation of the Partial Transpose

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    Hyang-Tag Lim; Yong-Su Kim; Young-Sik Ra; Joonwoo Bae; Yoon-Ho Kim

    2011-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The partial transpose by which a subsystem's quantum state is solely transposed is of unique importance in quantum information processing from both fundamental and practical point of view. In this work, we present a practical scheme to realize a physical approximation to the partial transpose using local measurements on individual quantum systems and classical communication. We then report its linear optical realization and show that the scheme works with no dependence on local basis of given quantum states. A proof-of-principle demonstration of entanglement detection using the physical approximation of the partial transpose is also reported.

  2. The Economics of Energy Independence for Iran

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    Wood, Thomas W.; Milazzo, Matthew D.; Reichmuth, Barbara A.; Bedell, Jeffrey J.

    2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Iran has pursued an ambitious nuclear program with the declared goal of long-term energy independence. While this is a worthwhile and generally accepted national planning objective, it is clear that the nuclear program as now structured will not achieve it, and in fact may delay it by diverting capital and other resources from projects that would address pressing current energy sector problems and contribute to ultimate energy independence.

  3. Validation of Ozone Monitoring Instrument nitrogen dioxide columns E. A. Celarier,1

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    Validation of Ozone Monitoring Instrument nitrogen dioxide columns E. A. Celarier,1 E. J. Brinksma the standard nitrogen dioxide (NO2) data product (Version 1.0.), which is based on measurements made), Validation of Ozone Monitoring Instrument nitrogen dioxide columns, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D15S15, doi:10

  4. Minimum Energy Consumption in Multicomponent Distillation. 1. Vmin Diagram for a Two-Product Column

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    Minimum Energy Consumption in Multicomponent Distillation. 1. Vmin Diagram for a Two-Product Column how the minimum energy consumption is related to the feed-component distribution for all possible operating points in a two-product distillation column with a multicomponent feed. The classical Underwood

  5. Chromate transport through columns packed with surfactant-modified zeolite/zero valent iron pellets

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    Li, Zhaohui

    Chromate transport through columns packed with surfactant-modified zeolite/zero valent iron pellets Chromate transport through columns packed with zeolite/zero valent iron (Z/ZVI) pellets, either untreated originated from chromate sorption onto the HDTMA modified Z/ZVI pellets. Due to dual porosity, the presence

  6. JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING / OCTOBER 2000 / 1113 SEISMIC RESPONSE OF EXTERIOR RC COLUMN-TO-STEEL

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    Parra-Montesinos, Gustavo J.

    JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING / OCTOBER 2000 / 1113 SEISMIC RESPONSE OF EXTERIOR RC COLUMN-TO-STEEL: The inelastic cyclic response of hybrid connections consisting of RC columns and steel beams (RCS) is studied of the steel beams, steel band plates or cover plates surrounding the joint region, steel fiber concrete

  7. Simultaneous retrievals of column ozone and aerosol optical properties from direct and diffuse solar irradiance measurements

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    Stephens, Graeme L.

    of column ozone and aerosol optical properties from direct and diffuse solar irradiance measurements, JSimultaneous retrievals of column ozone and aerosol optical properties from direct and diffuse solar irradiance measurements Christian D. Goering,1 Tristan S. L'Ecuyer,1 Graeme L. Stephens,1 James R

  8. Weak-Axis Behavior of Wide Flange Columns Subjected to Blast

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    Bruneau, Michel

    the effect of blast loading on wide flange columns loaded perpendicular to the weak axis of bending field detonations. Furthermore, past studies investigating the effect of blast load- ing on wide flangeWeak-Axis Behavior of Wide Flange Columns Subjected to Blast Nagarjun Krishnappa1 ; Michel Bruneau

  9. Active Vapor Split Control for Dividing-Wall Columns Deeptanshu Dwivedi,

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    , Norway ABSTRACT: Dividing-wall distillation columns offer large potential energy savings over the energy requirements. INTRODUCTION Dividing-wall distillation columns such as Petlyuk arrangements, where the vapor fraction or degree of subcooling in the feed is varied to achieve optimum operation.13

  10. PRIMARY RESEARCH PAPER Water column oxygen demand and sediment oxygen flux

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    Mallin, Michael

    PRIMARY RESEARCH PAPER Water column oxygen demand and sediment oxygen flux: patterns of oxygen dissolved oxygen (DO) levels often occur during summer in tidal creeks along the southeastern coast of the USA. We analyzed rates of oxygen loss as water-column biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5) and sediment

  11. E-Print Network 3.0 - argon plasma column Sample Search Results

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    surface wave produced plasma column obtained at 40 mtorr of argon in a 25 mm i.d. pyrex tube... shows the plasma column obtained at 40 mtorr of argon in a 25 mm i.d. tube with 80 W...

  12. Model predictive control of a pilot-scale distillation column using a programmable automation controller

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    Model predictive control of a pilot-scale distillation column using a programmable automation). The controller is tested on a pilot-scale binary distillation column to track reference temperatures. A majorRIO) to control a pilot-scale binary distillation col- umn. Both the PI-controllers and the supervising online MPC

  13. THE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR THE ACCELERATING COLUMN OF THE 2 MEV ELECTRON COOLER FOR COSY

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    Kozak, Victor R.

    a high-energy electron beam. The power supply for the accelerating column of the electron cooling systemTHE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR THE ACCELERATING COLUMN OF THE 2 MEV ELECTRON COOLER FOR COSY D controlled voltage source for 60 kV, 1mA and an additional supply for the solenoids of the magnetic system

  14. Using observations of deep convective systems to constrain atmospheric column absorption of solar radiation in the

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    Dong, Xiquan

    column absorption of solar radiation (Acol) is a fundamental part of the Earth's energy cycle.e., the Acol values at both regions converge to the same value ($0.27 of the total incoming solar radiation to constrain atmospheric column absorption of solar radiation in the optically thick limit, J. Geophys. Res

  15. Light-scattering properties of plate and column ice crystals generated in a laboratory cold chamber

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    Liou, K. N.

    with a diode laser beam. This cloud chamber produces distinct plate and hollow column ice crystal types. The cloud chamber developed at the Desert Re- search Institute has been used to produce ice clouds composedLight-scattering properties of plate and column ice crystals generated in a laboratory cold chamber

  16. A dusty plasma device for producing extended, steady state, magnetized, dusty plasma columns

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    Merlino, Robert L.

    A dusty plasma device for producing extended, steady state, magnetized, dusty plasma columns Wenjun with an existing Q machine, to produce extended, steady state, magnetized plasma columns. The dusty plasma device (DPD) is to be used for the investigation of waves in dusty plasmas and of other plasma/dust aspects

  17. Griffith 4/2004 Small Scale His Tag Enzyme Purification with TALON Affinity Column Resin

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    Doering, Tamara

    Griffith 4/2004 Small Scale His Tag Enzyme Purification with TALON Affinity Column Resin Overview: This is a small scale method for purifying a His-tagged protein using commercial affinity resin. Materials: TALON rotor, at 18 K rpm) at 4 °C. 7. Save supernatant fraction for column purification. Supernatant can

  18. Approximations to the Distributed Activation Energy Model

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    McGuinness, Mark

    ), used for the pyrolysis of a range of materials (including coal, biomass, residual oils and kerogen applies to the pyrolysis of other materials, including biomass, residual oils, resin chars [1Approximations to the Distributed Activation Energy Model for Pyrolysis C.P. Please, 1 M.J. Mc

  19. Kirchhoff approximation for diffusive waves Jorge Ripoll*

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    Lorenzo, Jorge Ripoll

    Laboratoire d'Energetique Moleculaire et Macroscopique, Combustion, Ecole Centrale Paris, Centre National de for accurately solving the direct scattering problem 17,18,23 for arbitrary geometries, but these methods,26 . This approximation is a linear method that does not involve matrix inversion while solving the forward problem

  20. Correcting the diffusion approximation at the boundary

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    Kim, Arnold D.

    , 2011 The diffusion approximation to the radiative transport equation applies for light that has solutions of the radiative transport equation to evaluate each of their accuracy. Nonetheless, nearly all transport equation · I þ aI þ sLI ¼ 0; ð1:1� governs continuous light propagation in tissues [1

  1. IMPROVING THE APPROXIMATION AND CONVERGENCE CAPABILITIES OF

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    Yeung, Dit-Yan

    ­dimensional data. Projection pursuit learning (PPL) formulates PPR in a neural network framework. One major difference between PPR and PPL is that the smoothers in PPR are nonparametric, whereas those in PPL are based known, we demonstrate that PPL networks do not have the universal approximation and strong convergence

  2. Approximating the Permanent with Belief Propagation

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    Huang, Bert

    , then use Bethe free energy to approximate this partition function. After deriving some speedups to standard, not to mention relatively high polynomial running times that discourage their usage in practical applications-connected networks such as trees. In certain special loopy graph cases, including graphs with a single loop

  3. Blind Channel Equalization and -Approximation Algorithms

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    Ye, Yinyu

    Blind Channel Equalization and #15;-Approximation Algorithms #3; Qingyu Li 1 , Er-Wei Bai 1 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA 52242 Abstract In this paper, we show that a blind equalizer can be obtained without using any sta- tistical information on the input by formulating the blind channel equalization

  4. FRACTAL APPROXIMATION AND COMPRESSION USING PROJECTED IFS

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    Baskurt, Atilla

    FRACTAL APPROXIMATION AND COMPRESSION USING PROJECTED IFS �ric Guérin, �ric Tosan and Atilla, or images) with fractal models is an important center of interest for research. The general inverse problem.The most known of them is the fractal image compression method introduced by Jacquin. Generally speaking

  5. APPROXIMATION ALGORITHMS FOR SCHEDULING a dissertation

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    Chekuri, Chandra

    Approved for the University Committee on Graduate Studies: iii #12; iv #12; Abstract This thesis describes instance of the problem, returns a solution whose value is within some guaranteed multiplicative factor ff release dates only we obtain an e e\\Gamma1 ' 1:58 approximation. For the parallel machine case we obtain

  6. Symbolic Test Selection Based on Approximate Analysis

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Symbolic Test Selection Based on Approximate Analysis Bertrand Jeannet, Thierry J´eron, Vlad Rusu}@irisa.fr Abstract. This paper addresses the problem of generating symbolic test cases for testing the conformance. The challenge we consider is the selection of test cases according to a test purpose, which is here a set

  7. Approximate Inference and Protein-Folding

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    Weiss, Yair

    Approximate Inference and Protein-Folding Chen Yanover and Yair Weiss School of Computer Science Side-chain prediction is an important subtask in the protein-folding problem. We show that #12;nding algorithms, including a widely used protein-folding software (SCWRL). 1 Introduction Inference in graphical

  8. $?$ and $?'$ transition form factors from Padé approximants

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    Pablo Sanchez-Puertas; Pere Masjuan

    2014-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We employ a systematic and model-independent method to extract, from space- and time-like data, the $\\eta$ and $\\eta'$ transition form factors (TFFs) obtaining the most precise determination for their low-energy parameters and discuss the $\\Gamma_{\\eta\\rightarrow\\gamma\\gamma}$ impact on them. Using TFF data alone, we also extract the $\\eta-\\eta'$ mixing parameters, which are compatible to those obtained from more sophisticated and input-demanding procedures.

  9. Instrumentation and Equipment for Three Independent Research Labs

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    Darlene Roth

    2012-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Completed in 2011, Albright's new Science Center includes three independent student and faculty research labs in Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, and Physics (separate from teaching labs). Providing independent research facilities, they eliminate disruptions in classrooms and teaching labs, encourage and accommodate increased student interest, and stimulate advanced research. The DOE grant of $369,943 enabled Albright to equip these advanced labs for 21st century science research, with much instrumentation shared among departments. The specialty labs will enable Albright to expand its student-faculty research program to meet growing interest, help attract superior science students, maximize faculty expertise, and continue exceeding its already high rates of acceptance for students applying for postgraduate education or pharmaceutical research positions. Biology instrumentation/equipment supports coursework and independent and collaborative research by students and faculty. The digital shaker, CO{sub 2} and water bath incubators (for controlled cell growth), balance, and micropipettes support cellular biology research in the advanced cell biology course and student-faculty research into heavy metal induction of heat shock proteins in cultured mammalian cells and the development of PCR markers from different populations of the native tree, Franklinia. The gravity convection oven and lyophilizer support research into physical and chemical analysis of floodplain sediments used in assessment of riparian restoration efforts. The Bio-Rad thermocycler permits fast and accurate DNA amplification as part of research into genetic diversity in small mammal populations and how those populations are affected by land-use practices and environmental management. The Millipore water deionizing system and glassware washer provide general support of the independent research lab and ensure quality control of coursework and interdisciplinary research at the intersection of biology, chemistry, and toxicology. Grant purchases support faculty and students working in the areas of plant cellular biology, landscape ecology and wildlife management, wetland restoration, and ecotoxicology of aquatic invertebrates. Chemistry/BioChemistry instrumentation supports a wide range of research and teaching needs. The Dell quad core Xeon processors and Gaussian 09 support computational research efforts of two of our faculty. The computational work of one of these groups is part of close collaboration with one organic chemist and provides support info for the synthetic work of this professor and his students. Computational chemistry studies were also introduced into the physical chemistry laboratory course for junior chemistry concentrators. The AKTA plus system and superdex columns, Thermoscientific Sorvall RC-6 plus superspeed centrifuge, Nanodrop spectrometer, Eppendorf microfuge, Homogenizer and Pipetman pipetters were incorporated into a research project involving purification and characterization of a construct of beta 2-microglobulin by one of our biochemists. The vacuum system (glove box, stand, and pump) makes a significant contribution to the research of our inorganic chemist, the newest department member, working on research projects with four students. The glove box provides the means to carry out their synthetic work in an oxygenless atmosphere. Supporting basic research pursued by faculty and students, the remaining items (refrigerator/freezer units for flammable storage, freezer, refrigerated water bath, rotary evaporator system, vacuum oven, analytical and top-loading balances) were distributed between our biochemistry and chemistry research labs. The Nanodrop spectrometer, Sorvall centrifuge, and rotary evaporator system are used in several junior/senior lab courses in both biochemistry and chemistry. To date, 14 undergraduate research students have been involved in projects using the new instrumentation and equipment provided by this grant. Physics equipment acquired is radically transforming Albright research and teaching capabilities. The tw

  10. Vibrational Superposition States Without Rotating Wave Approximation

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    Mancini, S; Tombesi, P

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a scheme to generate superpositions of coherent states for the vibrational motion of a laser cooled trapped-ion. It is based on the interaction with a standing wave making use of the counter-rotating terms, i.e. not applying the rotating wave approximation. We also show that the same scheme can be exploited for quantum state measurement, i.e. with the same scheme non-classical states may be reconstructed

  11. EVIDENCE OF CONTRIBUTION OF INTERVENING CLOUDS TO GAMMA-RAY BURST'S X-RAY COLUMN DENSITY

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    Wang, J., E-mail: wj@bao.ac.cn [National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100012 (China)

    2013-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The origin of excess of X-ray column density with respect to optical extinction in gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) is still a puzzle. A proposed explanation of the excess is the photoelectric absorption due to the intervening clouds along a GRB's line of sight. Here, we test this scenario by using the intervening Mg II absorption as a tracer of the neutral hydrogen column density of the intervening clouds. We identify a connection between the large X-ray column density (and large column density ratio of log (N{sub H,X}/N{sub H{sub I}})?0.5) and large neutral hydrogen column density probed by the Mg II doublet ratio (DR). In addition, GRBs with large X-ray column density (and large ratio of log (N{sub H,X}/N{sub H{sub I}})>0) tend to have multiple saturated intervening absorbers with DR < 1.2. These results therefore indicate an additional contribution from the intervening system to the observed X-ray column density in some GRBs, although the contribution from the host galaxy alone cannot be excluded based on this study.

  12. Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance Program

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    2002-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Independent Oversight Program is designed to enhance the DOE safeguards and security; cyber security; emergency management; and environment, safety, and health programs by providing DOE and contractor managers, Congress, and other stakeholders with an independent evaluation of the adequacy of DOE policy and the effectiveness of line management performance in safeguards and security; cyber security; emergency management; environment, safety, and health; and other critical functions as directed by the Secretary. Cancels DOE O 470.2A and Attachment 2 of DOE O 414.1A. Canceled by DOE O 227.1.

  13. Knapsack Problems with Sigmoid Utilities: Approximation Algorithms via Hybrid Optimization$

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    Bullo, Francesco

    Knapsack Problems with Sigmoid Utilities: Approximation Algorithms via Hybrid Optimization$ Vaibhav with sigmoid utilities. We merge approximation algorithms from discrete optimization with algorithms from continuous optimization to develop approximation algorithms for these NP-hard problems with sigmoid utilities

  14. Analytical and Experimental Assessment of Seismic Vulnerability of Beam-Column Joints without Transverse Reinforcement in Concrete Buildings

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    Hassan, Wael M.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the upper block of the beam-column joint subassemblybeam-column joints. The third block of this research is theand corner joints. The second building block in the current

  15. Dynamic behavior of chemical exchange column in a water detritiation system for a fusion reactor

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    Yamanishi, T.; Iwai, Y. [Tritium Engineering Group, JAEA, Tokai, Ibaraki, 319-1195 (Japan)

    2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The dynamic behavior of a CECE column used for a demonstration reactor (DEMO) plant has been studied. In the case where the column was filled with natural water, the time required to achieve steady state was almost the same as that for the column operated under the total reflux mode. The manipulated variables were flow rate of the bottom stream for the control of the bottom tritium concentration, and flow rate of the hydrogen stream for the control of the top tritium concentration. For both the variables, the response curve was expressed by the first-order lag system, and a PID controller could be applied. (authors)

  16. An investigation of the buckling criteria of columns that have large angles of initial twist

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    Jordan, Basil Magee, Jr

    1962-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OP SCIENCE August, 1962 Major Subject: Aeronautical Engineering AN INVESTIGATION OF THE BUCKLING CRITERIA. OF COLUMNS THAT HAVE LARGE ANGLES OF INITIAL TWIST A Thesis BASIL MAGEE JORDAN, JR. Approved ss to style... for the stepped columns were 2120 and 1750 pounds. The longer stepped oolumn buckled at 1750 pounds whereas the shorter column buckled at 2120 pounds. The theoretical buckling loads were calculated from mEI2 cr 2 L where m is a function of the length...

  17. A Study of Multistage/Multifunction Column for Fine Particle Separation.

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    Chiang, S.

    1997-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A non-agitated multi-stage column was constructed and applied to wastewater treatment. Preliminary oil/water separation tests were performed. Excellent separation results verifies the multi-function feature of the multi-stage column. Hydrodynamic behavior is considered as the underlying cause for the separation performance. Therefore, a series of experiments were carried out to investigate the hydrodynamic parameters, including gas holdups and liquid circulating velocities. The experimental data will be used to create a mathematical model to simulate the multi-stage column process. The model will further shed light on the future scale-up of the MSTLFLO process.

  18. A STUDY OF MULTISTAGE/MULTIFUNCTION COLUMN FOR FINE PARTICLE SEPARATION

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    Dr. Shiao-Hung Chiang

    1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A non-agitated multi-stage column was constructed and applied to wastewater treatment. Preliminary oil/water separation tests were performed. Excellent separation results verifies the multi-function feature of the multi-stage column. Hydrodynamic behavior is considered as the underlying cause for the separation performance. Therefore, a series of experiments were carried out to investigate the hydrodynamic parameters, including gas holdups and liquid circulating velocities. The experimental data will be used to create a mathematical model to simulate the multi-stage column process. The model will further shed light on the future scale-up of the MSTLFLO process.

  19. Verified integrity properties for safe approximate program transformations

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    Kim, Deokhwan

    Approximate computations (for example, video, audio, and image processing, machine learning, and many scientific computations) have the freedom to generate a range of acceptable results. Approximate program transformations ...

  20. Ion exchange columns for selective removal of cesium from aqueous radioactive waste using hydrous crystalline silico-titanates

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    Ricci, David Michael

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    conscious society. In Hanford, WA, hundreds of underground storage tanks hold tens of millions of gallons of aqueous radioactive waste. This liquid waste, which has a very high sodium content, contains trace amounts of radioactive cesium 137. Since... the material for batch ion exchange of the nuclear waste solution. More research was needed to investigate the material's effectiveness in a column operation. An ion exchange column system was developed to study column performance. The column design...

  1. Can the Operating Leaves of a Distillation Column Really Be Tshepo S. Modise, Michaela Tapp, Diane Hildebrandt,* and David Glasser

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    to infinity. All column profiles shown in this paper have been generated using the NRTL model at a system

  2. A Joint Independent Scientific Review Panel and Independent Economic Analysis Board Review for

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    A Joint Independent Scientific Review Panel and Independent Economic Analysis Board Review Project Reports: Final Completion Report, October 1993 to October 2005 (April 2006) and Economic Analysis Economic Analysis Board Noelwah R. Netusil, Chair Kenneth L. Casavant Susan S. Hanna Daniel D. Huppert Joel

  3. Spring Semester 2013 Courses, Independent Studio

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    Spring Semester 2013 Courses, Independent Studio and Workshops 13 week term: January 28 - April 27.fas.harvard.edu/ceramics #12;Ceramics Program Spring 2013 Course Offerings January 28 - April 27, 2013 Beginning - Advanced and hard slabs, plaster molds and coil building. Collective Perspective Instructor: Delanie Wise

  4. Spring Semester 2015 Courses, Independent Studio

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    Chou, James

    Spring Semester 2015 Courses, Independent Studio and Workshops 14 week term: January 26 ­ May 2 Brandl #12;Ceramics Program Spring 2015 Course Offerings 14 week term: January 26 ­ May 2 Beginning) Augment your hand building skills in this fun yet challenging course. Coil and slab building as well

  5. Adaptive Personalisation for Researcher-Independent

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    Boetticher, Gary D.

    Adaptive Personalisation for Researcher-Independent Brain-Body Interface Usage Abstract In this case study, we report what we believe to be the first prolonged in-situ use of a brain-body interface for rehabilitation of individuals with severe neurological impairment due to traumatic brain injury

  6. Ensemble Learning for Independent Component Analysis

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    MacKay, David J.C.

    : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James W. Miskin Selwyn College Cambridge December 20th, 2000 i #12; Abstract This thesis is concerned with the problem of Blind Source Separation. Speci#12;cally we consider the Independent Component Analysis (ICA the sources given only a set of observations. In chapter 1, the blind source separation problem is introduced

  7. FOOD SECURITY FUEL INDEPENDENCE These projects represent

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    Bashir, Rashid

    FOOD SECURITY FUEL INDEPENDENCE These projects represent a huge effort to determine and improve pressing challenges. ASH 1% ASH 1% ASH 1% OTHERS 6% OTHERS 6% OTHERS 6% OIL 2% OIL 10% OIL 20% SUCROSE 45% LIPID CANE Produce and store oil in the stem in place of sugar During photosynthesis, sugarcane

  8. Relativistic Random Phase Approximation At Finite Temperature

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    Niu, Y. F. [State Key Laboratory for Nuclear Physics and Technology, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Physics Department, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb (Croatia); Paar, N.; Vretenar, D. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb (Croatia); Meng, J. [State Key Laboratory for Nuclear Physics and Technology, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)

    2009-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The fully self-consistent finite temperature relativistic random phase approximation (FTRRPA) has been established in the single-nucleon basis of the temperature dependent Dirac-Hartree model (FTDH) based on effective Lagrangian with density dependent meson-nucleon couplings. Illustrative calculations in the FTRRPA framework show the evolution of multipole responses of {sup 132}Sn with temperature. With increased temperature, in both monopole and dipole strength distributions additional transitions appear in the low energy region due to the new opened particle-particle and hole-hole transition channels.

  9. Wave Energy Extraction from an Oscillating Water Column in a Truncated Circular Cylinder

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    Wang, Hao

    2013-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Oscillating Water Column (OWC) device is a relatively practical and convenient way that converts wave energy to a utilizable form, which is usually electricity. The OWC is kept inside a fixed truncated vertical cylinder, which is a hollow structure...

  10. Gamma-Ray Transmission Scans of Naphtha Splitter Column: A Case Study

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    Zain, Rasif Mohd; Rahman, Mohd Fitri Abd; Hasan, Nor Pa'iza Mohamad; Abdullah, Jaafar [Malaysian Nuclear Agency (Nuklear Malaysia), Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor (Malaysia)

    2008-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The gamma-ray transmission technique is well known and widely used to on-line examine inner details of industrial process column. For that purpose, a particular case study was conducted to diagnose the performance of a Naphtha Splitter Column in real time at one petrochemical plant in Malaysia. The technique employed Co-60 as a radioisotope sealed source to emit gamma radiation and a NaI(TI) scintillation as detector. This technique provides a visible representation of the true nature of the naphtha splitter column wherein the process and mechanical problems inside the column can be identified while it is in operation. This paper demonstrates details of the technique used and shows the result obtained.

  11. Heat and mass transfer in bubble column dehumidifiers for HDH desalination

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    Tow, Emily W

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Heat and mass transfer processes governing the performance of bubble dehumidifier trays are studied in order to develop a predictive model and design rules for efficient and economical design of bubble column dehumidifiers ...

  12. Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of Existing Multi-Column Bent Bridges

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    Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of Existing Multi-Column Bent Bridges By Cole C. Mc ................................................................................................................................... 6 Seismic Activity in Western Washington State Approach ­ Bridge Modeling .............................................11 Seismic Excitations

  13. Modeling of FRP-jacketed RC columns subject to combined axial and lateral loads

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    Lee, Chung-Sheng

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    LOCATIONS #6 u-bars @ 4" 3" PVC for axial load and verticalsteel Steel jacket encasing load stub 2" PVC for clevisattatch 3" PVC for axial load A B Vertical tiedown Column

  14. Strategic Planning -College -Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Unit Assessment Report -Four Column

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    Zhang, Yuanlin

    Strategic Planning - College - Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Unit Assessment Report - Four Column Texas Tech University Priorities Means of Assessment & Criteria / Tasks Results Action & Natural Resources - 2013 Priority 1_Increase Enrollment and Promote Student Success (CASNR - Outcome 1

  15. Simulation of microbial transport and carbon tetrachloride biodegradation in intermittently-fed aquifer columns

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    Simulation of microbial transport and carbon tetrachloride biodegradation in intermittently associated with carbon tetrachloride (CT) biodegradation in laboratory aquifer columns operated with a pulsed Hydrology: Groundwater transport; KEYWORDS: biodegradation, carbon tetrachloride, microbial transport

  16. Lateral behavior of reinforced concrete columns supported on Type II shafts

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    Liu, Yujia

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    concrete strength reached the desired strength on the day of testingconcrete and reinforcing steel during the construction period and on the day of column-shaft assembly testing.during testing. However, the cracking of the concrete at the

  17. Two Independent Assessments Find the Department of Energy's Yucca...

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    Independent Assessments Find the Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain Project is on Track Two Independent Assessments Find the Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain Project is on...

  18. Energy Matters: Our Energy Independence | Department of Energy

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    Matters: Our Energy Independence Energy Matters: Our Energy Independence Addthis Description In this installment of the livechat series "Energy Matters," Dr. Arun Majumdar takes...

  19. New York Independent System Operator, Smart Grid RFI: Addressing...

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    York Independent System Operator, Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges. New York Independent System Operator, Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and...

  20. Energy Independence for North America - Transition to the Hydrogen...

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    Energy Independence for North America - Transition to the Hydrogen Economy Energy Independence for North America - Transition to the Hydrogen Economy 2003 DEER Conference...

  1. Ultra high pressure liquid chromatography column permeability and changes of the eluent properties

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    Gritti, Fabrice [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Guiochon, Georges A [ORNL

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The behavior of four similar liquid chromatography columns (2.1 mm i.d. x30, 50, 100, and 150 mm, all packed with fine particles, average d{sub p} {approx} 1.7 {micro}m, of bridged ethylsiloxane/silica hybrid-C{sub 18}, named BEH-C{sub 18}) was studied in wide ranges of temperature and pressure. The pressure and the temperature dependencies of the viscosity and the density of the eluent (pure acetonitrile) along the columns were also derived, using the column permeabilities and applying the Kozeny-Carman and the heat balance equations. The heat lost through the external surface area of the chromatographic column was directly derived from the wall temperature of the stainless steel tube measured with a precision of C in still air and C in the oven compartment. The variations of the density and viscosity of pure acetonitrile as a function of the temperature and pressure was derived from empirical correlations based on precise experimental data acquired between 298 and 373 K and at pressures up to 1.5 kbar. The measurements were made with the Acquity UPLC chromatograph that can deliver a maximum flow rate of 2 mL/min and apply a maximum column inlet pressure of 1038 bar. The average Kozeny-Carman permeability constant of the columns was 144 {+-} 3.5%. The temperature hence the viscosity and the density profiles of the eluent along the column deviate significantly from linear behavior under high-pressure gradients. For a 1000 bar pressure drop, we measured {Delta}T = 25-30 K, ({Delta}{eta}/{eta}) {approx_equal} 100%, and ({Delta}{rho}/{rho}) {approx_equal} 10%. These results show that the radial temperature profiles are never fully developed within 1% for any of the columns, even under still-air conditions. This represents a practical advantage regarding the apparent column efficiency at high flow rates, since the impact of the differential analyte velocity between the column center and the column wall is not maximum. The interpretation of the peak profiles recorded in UPLC is discussed.

  2. A column based variance analysis approach to static reservoir model upgridding

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    Talbert, Matthew Brandon

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A COLUMN BASED VARIANCE ANALYSIS APPROACH TO STATIC RESERVOIR MODEL UPGRIDDING A Thesis by MATTHEW BRANDON TALBERT 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 2008 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering A COLUMN BASED VARIANCE ANALYSIS APPROACH TO STATIC RESERVOIR MODEL UPGRIDDING A Thesis by MATTHEW BRANDON TALBERT Submitted to the Office...

  3. Entangled games are hard to approximate

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    Julia Kempe; Hirotada Kobayashi; Keiji Matsumoto; Ben Toner; Thomas Vidick

    2007-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We establish the first hardness results for the problem of computing the value of one-round games played by a verifier and a team of provers who can share quantum entanglement. In particular, we show that it is NP-hard to approximate within an inverse polynomial the value of a one-round game with (i) quantum verifier and two entangled provers or (ii) classical verifier and three entangled provers. Previously it was not even known if computing the value exactly is NP-hard. We also describe a mathematical conjecture, which, if true, would imply hardness of approximation to within a constant. We start our proof by describing two ways to modify classical multi-prover games to make them resistant to entangled provers. We then show that a strategy for the modified game that uses entanglement can be ``rounded'' to one that does not. The results then follow from classical inapproximability bounds. Our work implies that, unless P=NP, the values of entangled-prover games cannot be computed by semidefinite programs that are polynomial in the size of the verifier's system, a method that has been successful for more restricted quantum games.

  4. Analytic approximate radiation effects due to Bremsstrahlung

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    Ben-Zvi I.

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this note is to provide analytic approximate expressions that can provide quick estimates of the various effects of the Bremsstrahlung radiation produced relatively low energy electrons, such as the dumping of the beam into the beam stop at the ERL or field emission in superconducting cavities. The purpose of this work is not to replace a dependable calculation or, better yet, a measurement under real conditions, but to provide a quick but approximate estimate for guidance purposes only. These effects include dose to personnel, ozone generation in the air volume exposed to the radiation, hydrogen generation in the beam dump water cooling system and radiation damage to near-by magnets. These expressions can be used for other purposes, but one should note that the electron beam energy range is limited. In these calculations the good range is from about 0.5 MeV to 10 MeV. To help in the application of this note, calculations are presented as a worked out example for the beam dump of the R&D Energy Recovery Linac.

  5. Roles of cavitation/column separation due to earthquake-induced hydraulic transients

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    Hwang, Y.D.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The roles of cavitation/column separation due to earthquake-induced hydraulic transients in pipe flow were investigated experimentally and theoretically. It is known that when the system pressure during a hydraulic transient reaches the saturation pressure of the liquid, cavitation/column separation occurs. When the cavities collapse or when the separated liquid columns rejoin, very high pressures are produced. The experiment employed a pipe mounted between a constant-pressure tank and a piston-type excitation device. The resulting pressure variation at the piston was recorded continually. Comparison of pressure response for various test runs indicated that the peak pressures at/near resonance frequency were not affected significantly by the excitation velocity amplitude in cases of cavitation/column separation. These results were confirmed by comparison with theoretical analysis. A numerical method to simulate column separation/cavitation was developed. In order to eliminate numerical oscillation, the flux-correction method was introduced. Results obtained suggest that the cavitation/column separation due to earthquake-induced hydraulic transients is an important damage mechanism.

  6. On the mathematical treatment of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    On the mathematical treatment of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. Thierry Jecko AGM, UMR 8088 du the main ideas used by mathematicians to show the accuracy of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation of the approximation in Chemistry. We contribute in this way to the discussion on the Born-Oppenheimer approximation

  7. Single-Column Modeling, GCM Parameterizations and Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Data

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    Somerville, R.C.J.; Iacobellis, S.F.

    2005-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Our overall goal is identical to that of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program: the development of new and improved parameterizations of cloud-radiation effects and related processes, using ARM data at all three ARM sites, and the implementation and testing of these parameterizations in global and regional models. To test recently developed prognostic parameterizations based on detailed cloud microphysics, we have first compared single-column model (SCM) output with ARM observations at the Southern Great Plains (SGP), North Slope of Alaska (NSA) and Topical Western Pacific (TWP) sites. We focus on the predicted cloud amounts and on a suite of radiative quantities strongly dependent on clouds, such as downwelling surface shortwave radiation. Our results demonstrate the superiority of parameterizations based on comprehensive treatments of cloud microphysics and cloud-radiative interactions. At the SGP and NSA sites, the SCM results simulate the ARM measurements well and are demonstrably more realistic than typical parameterizations found in conventional operational forecasting models. At the TWP site, the model performance depends strongly on details of the scheme, and the results of our diagnostic tests suggest ways to develop improved parameterizations better suited to simulating cloud-radiation interactions in the tropics generally. These advances have made it possible to take the next step and build on this progress, by incorporating our parameterization schemes in state-of-the-art 3D atmospheric models, and diagnosing and evaluating the results using independent data. Because the improved cloud-radiation results have been obtained largely via implementing detailed and physically comprehensive cloud microphysics, we anticipate that improved predictions of hydrologic cycle components, and hence of precipitation, may also be achievable. We are currently testing the performance of our ARM-based parameterizations in state-of-the--art global and regional models. One fruitful strategy for evaluating advances in parameterizations has turned out to be using short-range numerical weather prediction as a test-bed within which to implement and improve parameterizations for modeling and predicting climate variability. The global models we have used to date are the CAM atmospheric component of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) CCSM climate model as well as the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) numerical weather prediction model, thus allowing testing in both climate simulation and numerical weather prediction modes. We present detailed results of these tests, demonstrating the sensitivity of model performance to changes in parameterizations.

  8. Semiclassical approximation to supersymmetric quantum gravity

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    Kiefer, Claus; Lueck, Tobias; Moniz, Paulo [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet zu Koeln, Zuelpicher Strasse 77, 50937 Cologne (Germany); Astronomy Unit, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary College, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom)

    2005-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We develop a semiclassical approximation scheme for the constraint equations of supersymmetric canonical quantum gravity. This is achieved by a Born-Oppenheimer type of expansion, in analogy to the case of the usual Wheeler-DeWitt equation. The formalism is only consistent if the states at each order depend on the gravitino field. We recover at consecutive orders the Hamilton-Jacobi equation, the functional Schroedinger equation, and quantum gravitational correction terms to this Schroedinger equation. In particular, the following consequences are found: (i) the Hamilton-Jacobi equation and therefore the background spacetime must involve the gravitino, (ii) a (many-fingered) local time parameter has to be present on super Riem {sigma} (the space of all possible tetrad and gravitino fields) (iii) quantum supersymmetric gravitational corrections affect the evolution of the very early Universe. The physical meaning of these equations and results, in particular, the similarities to and differences from the pure bosonic case, are discussed.

  9. FINAL REPORT (DE-FG02-97ER62338): Single-column modeling, GCM parameterizations, and ARM data

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    Richard C. J. Somerville

    2009-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Our overall goal is the development of new and improved parameterizations of cloud-radiation effects and related processes, using ARM data at all three ARM sites, and the implementation and testing of these parameterizations in global models. To test recently developed prognostic parameterizations based on detailed cloud microphysics, we have compared SCM (single-column model) output with ARM observations at the SGP, NSA and TWP sites. We focus on the predicted cloud amounts and on a suite of radiative quantities strongly dependent on clouds, such as downwelling surface shortwave radiation. Our results demonstrate the superiority of parameterizations based on comprehensive treatments of cloud microphysics and cloud-radiative interactions. At the SGP and NSA sites, the SCM results simulate the ARM measurements well and are demonstrably more realistic than typical parameterizations found in conventional operational forecasting models. At the TWP site, the model performance depends strongly on details of the scheme, and the results of our diagnostic tests suggest ways to develop improved parameterizations better suited to simulating cloud-radiation interactions in the tropics generally. These advances have made it possible to take the next step and build on this progress, by incorporating our parameterization schemes in state-of-the-art three-dimensional atmospheric models, and diagnosing and evaluating the results using independent data. Because the improved cloud-radiation results have been obtained largely via implementing detailed and physically comprehensive cloud microphysics, we anticipate that improved predictions of hydrologic cycle components, and hence of precipitation, may also be achievable.

  10. AN EXPLANATION FOR THE DIFFERENT X-RAY TO OPTICAL COLUMN DENSITIES IN THE ENVIRONMENTS OF GAMMA RAY BURSTS: A PROGENITOR EMBEDDED IN A DENSE MEDIUM

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    Krongold, Yair [Instituto de Astronomia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apartado Postal 70-264, 04510 Mexico DF (Mexico); Prochaska, J. Xavier, E-mail: xavier@ucolick.org [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, UCO/Lick Observatory, University of California, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States)

    2013-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the {approx}> 10 ratios in the X-ray to optical column densities inferred from afterglow spectra of gamma ray bursts (GRBs) due to gas surrounding their progenitors. We present time-evolving photoionization calculations for these afterglows and explore different conditions of their environment. We find that homogenous models of the environment (constant density) predict X-ray columns similar to those found in the optical spectra, with the bulk of the opacity being produced by neutral material at large distances from the burst. This result is independent of gas density or metallicity. Only models assuming a progenitor immersed in a dense ({approx}10{sup 2-4} cm{sup -3}) cloud of gas (with radius {approx}10 pc), with a strong, declining gradient of density for the surrounding interstellar medium (ISM) are able to account for the large X-ray to optical column density ratios. However, to avoid an unphysical correlation between the size of this cloud and the size of the ionization front produced by the GRB, the models also require that the circumburst medium is already ionized prior to the burst. The inferred cloud masses are {approx}< 10{sup 6} M{sub Sun }, even if low metallicities in the medium are assumed (Z {approx} 0.1 Z{sub Sun }). These cloud properties are consistent with those found in giant molecular clouds and our results support a scenario in which the progenitors reside within intense star formation regions of galaxies. Finally, we show that modeling over large samples of GRB afterglows may offer strong constraints on the range of properties in these clouds, and the host galaxy ISM.

  11. An independent refiners approach to RFG

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    Czeskleba, M.

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This report was presented by Mike Czeskleba,Senior Business Analyst for Ashland Petroleum Company in Ashland, Kentucky. Ashland is one of the largest independent refiners and a leading marketer of gasoline and other petroleum products in the U.S. The issues addressed in this report concern the use of ethanol as a gasoline extender and renewable oxygenate, and its use in Reformulated Gasolines (RFG). The impact of Clean Air Act requirements for 1995 and beyond on petroleum refiners and producers is discussed. Some of the strategies which Ashland Petroleum Company is using to meet regulation requirements is also presented.

  12. Model Independent Bounds on Kinetic Mixing

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    Hook, Anson; Izaguirre, Eder; Wacker, Jay G.; /SLAC

    2011-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    New Abelian vector bosons can kinetically mix with the hypercharge gauge boson of the Standard Model. This letter computes the model independent limits on vector bosons with masses from 1 GeV to 1 TeV. The limits arise from the numerous e{sup +}e{sup -} experiments that have been performed in this energy range and bound the kinetic mixing by {epsilon} {approx}< 0.03 for most of the mass range studied, regardless of any additional interactions that the new vector boson may have.

  13. Arrays of open, independently tunable microcavities

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    C. Derntl; M. Schneider; J. Schalko; A. Bittner; J. Schmiedmayer; U. Schmid; M. Trupke

    2014-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Optical cavities are of central importance in numerous areas of physics, including precision measurement, cavity optomechanics and cavity quantum electrodynamics. The miniaturisation and scaling to large numbers of sites is of interest for many of these applications, in particular for quantum computation and simulation. Here we present the first scaled microcavity system which enables the creation of large numbers of highly uniform, tunable light-matter interfaces using ions, neutral atoms or solid-state qubits. The microcavities are created by means of silicon micro-fabrication, are coupled directly to optical fibres and can be independently tuned to the chosen frequency, paving the way for arbitrarily large networks of optical microcavities.

  14. Independent Oversight Review, Bonneville Power Administration 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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarly Career Scientists'Montana.ProgramJulietipDepartment ofThe fullTreatment andofIndependent- July 2012

  15. Independence Wind LLC | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of Inspector GeneralDepartmentAUDIT REPORTOpen EnergyBoard"Starting a newIGUSLLC JumpIndependence Wind LLC

  16. Adaptive approximation of higher order posterior statistics

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    Lee, Wonjung, E-mail: leew@maths.ox.ac.uk

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Filtering is an approach for incorporating observed data into time-evolving systems. Instead of a family of Dirac delta masses that is widely used in Monte Carlo methods, we here use the Wiener chaos expansion for the parametrization of the conditioned probability distribution to solve the nonlinear filtering problem. The Wiener chaos expansion is not the best method for uncertainty propagation without observations. Nevertheless, the projection of the system variables in a fixed polynomial basis spanning the probability space might be a competitive representation in the presence of relatively frequent observations because the Wiener chaos approach not only leads to an accurate and efficient prediction for short time uncertainty quantification, but it also allows to apply several data assimilation methods that can be used to yield a better approximate filtering solution. The aim of the present paper is to investigate this hypothesis. We answer in the affirmative for the (stochastic) Lorenz-63 system based on numerical simulations in which the uncertainty quantification method and the data assimilation method are adaptively selected by whether the dynamics is driven by Brownian motion and the near-Gaussianity of the measure to be updated, respectively.

  17. Coulomb crystals in the harmonic lattice approximation

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    D. A. Baiko; D. G. Yakovlev; H. E. De Witt; W. L. Slattery

    1999-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The dynamic structure factor ${\\tilde S}({\\bf k},\\omega)$ and the two-particle distribution function $g({\\bf r},t)$ of ions in a Coulomb crystal are obtained in a closed analytic form using the harmonic lattice (HL) approximation which takes into account all processes of multi-phonon excitation and absorption. The static radial two-particle distribution function $g(r)$ is calculated for classical ($T \\gtrsim \\hbar \\omega_p$, where $\\omega_p$ is the ion plasma frequency) and quantum ($T \\ll \\hbar \\omega_p$) body-centered cubic (bcc) crystals. The results for the classical crystal are in a very good agreement with extensive Monte Carlo (MC) calculations at $1.5 \\lesssim r/a \\lesssim 7$, where $a$ is the ion-sphere radius. The HL Coulomb energy is calculated for classical and quantum bcc and face-centered cubic crystals, and anharmonic corrections are discussed. The inelastic part of the HL static structure factor $S''(k)$, averaged over orientations of wave-vector {\\bf k}, is shown to contain pronounced singularities at Bragg diffraction positions. The type of the singularities is different in classical and quantum cases. The HL method can serve as a useful tool complementary to MC and other numerical methods.

  18. Computing hitting times via fluid approximation: application to the coupon collector problem

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    Gast, Nicolas

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we show how to use stochastic approximation to compute hitting time of a stochastic process, based on the study of the time for a fluid approximation of this process to be at distance 1/N of its fixed point. This approach is developed to study a generalized version of the coupon collector problem. The system is composed by N independent identical Markov chains. At each time step, one Markov chain is picked at random and performs one transition. We show that the time at which all chains have hit the same state is bounded by a N log N + b N log log N + O(N) where a and b are two constants depending on eigenvalues of the Markov chain.

  19. Radiography Facility - Building 239 Independent Validation Review

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    Altenbach, T J; Beaulieu, R A; Watson, J F; Wong, H J

    2010-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this task was to perform an Independent Validation Review to evaluate the successful implementation and effectiveness of Safety Basis controls, including new and revised controls, to support the implementation of a new DSA/TSR for B239. This task addresses Milestone 2 of FY10 PEP 7.6.6. As the first IVR ever conducted on a LLNL nuclear facility, it was designated a pilot project. The review follows the outline developed for Milestone 1 of the PEP, which is based on the DOE Draft Guide for Performance of Independent Verification Review of Safety Basis Controls. A formal Safety Basis procedure will be developed later, based on the lessons learned with this pilot project. Note, this review is termed a ''Validation'' in order to be consistent with the PEP definition and address issues historically raised about verification mechanisms at LLNL. Validation is intended to confirm that implementing mechanisms realistically establish the ability of TSR LCO, administrative control or safety management program to accomplish its intended safety function and that the controls are being implemented. This effort should not, however, be confused with a compliance assessment against all relevant DOE requirements and national standards. Nor is it used as a vehicle to question the derivation of controls already approved by LSO unless a given TSR statement simply cannot be implemented as stated.

  20. Three fast computational approximation methods in hypersonic aerothermodynamics

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    Riabov, Vladimir V.

    Three fast computational approximation methods in hypersonic aerothermodynamics V.V. Riabov* Rivier analyzed to study nonequilibrium hypersonic viscous flows near blunt bodies. These approximations allow; Nonequilibrium hypersonic flows 1. Introduction Numerous methods [1,2] that require significant computational

  1. Approximate Linear Programming for Firstorder MDPs Scott Sanner

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    Sanner, Scott

    , the bounds that we derive for approximation error apply equally to all domain instantiations (i.eApproximate Linear Programming for First­order MDPs Scott Sanner University of Toronto Department

  2. Bose-Einstein condensation and Silver Blaze property from the two-loop $?$-derivable approximation

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    Gergely Markó; Urko Reinosa; Zsolt Szép

    2014-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We extend our previous investigation of the two-loop $\\Phi$-derivable approximation to finite chemical potential $\\mu$ and discuss Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) in the case of a charged scalar field with $O(2)$ symmetry. We show that the approximation is renormalizable by means of counterterms which are independent of both the temperature and the chemical potential. We point out the presence of an additional skew contribution to the propagator as compared to the $\\mu=0$ case, which comes with its own gap equation (except at Hartree level). We solve this equation together with the field equation, and the usual longitudinal and transversal gap equations to find that the transition is second order, in agreement with recent lattice results to which we compare. We also discuss a general criterion an approximation should obey for the so-called Silver Blaze property to hold, and we show that any $\\Phi$-derivable approximation at finite temperature and density obeys this criterion if one chooses a UV regularization that does not cut off the Matsubara sums.

  3. Dynamics and control of a heterogeneous azeotropic distillation column: Conventional control approach

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    Chien, I.L. [National Taiwan Univ. of Science and Technology, Taipei (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Chemical Engineering; Wang, C.J.; Wong, D.S.H. [National Tsing Hua Univ., Hsinchu (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

    1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, bifurcation analysis and dynamic simulation were used to investigate the optimum conventional control strategy of an isopropyl alcohol (IPA), cyclohexane (CyH), and water (H{sub 2}O) heterogeneous azeotropic column. Steady-state process analysis shows that the optimal operation point should be located at a critical reflux, a transition point at which the distillation path switches from a route that passes through the IPA + H{sub 2}O azeotrope to one that passes through the IPA + CyH azeotrope. A good control strategy must be able to maintain a steady column temperature profile that shows a plateau near 70 C to ensure passage around the IPA + CyH azeotrope. An inverse double-loop control strategy is proposed based on principal component analysis. This scheme is capable of maintaining the desired column temperature profile given all kinds of feed disturbances, thus keeping the product IPA purity at the desired level.

  4. Bond selective chemistry beyond the adiabatic approximation

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    Butler, L.J. [Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)

    1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the most important challenges in chemistry is to develop predictive ability for the branching between energetically allowed chemical reaction pathways. Such predictive capability, coupled with a fundamental understanding of the important molecular interactions, is essential to the development and utilization of new fuels and the design of efficient combustion processes. Existing transition state and exact quantum theories successfully predict the branching between available product channels for systems in which each reaction coordinate can be adequately described by different paths along a single adiabatic potential energy surface. In particular, unimolecular dissociation following thermal, infrared multiphoton, or overtone excitation in the ground state yields a branching between energetically allowed product channels which can be successfully predicted by the application of statistical theories, i.e. the weakest bond breaks. (The predictions are particularly good for competing reactions in which when there is no saddle point along the reaction coordinates, as in simple bond fission reactions.) The predicted lack of bond selectivity results from the assumption of rapid internal vibrational energy redistribution and the implicit use of a single adiabatic Born-Oppenheimer potential energy surface for the reaction. However, the adiabatic approximation is not valid for the reaction of a wide variety of energetic materials and organic fuels; coupling between the electronic states of the reacting species play a a key role in determining the selectivity of the chemical reactions induced. The work described below investigated the central role played by coupling between electronic states in polyatomic molecules in determining the selective branching between energetically allowed fragmentation pathways in two key systems.

  5. Regular Type III and Type N Approximate Solutions

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    Philip Downes; Paul MacAllevey; Bogdan Nita; Ivor Robinson

    2001-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    New type III and type N approximate solutions which are regular in the linear approximation are shown to exist. For that, we use complex transformations on self-dual Robinson-Trautman metrics rather then the classical approach. The regularity criterion is the boundedness and vanishing at infinity of a scalar obtained by saturating the Bel-Robinson tensor of the first approximation by a time-like vector which is constant with respect to the zeroth approximation.

  6. Optimization Online - Approximation of rank function and its ...

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    shujun Bi

    2011-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Jul 10, 2011 ... Particularly, with two families of approximation functions, we ... Citation: Department of Mathematics, South China University of Technology, ...

  7. LAB 12 In Lab 4 we discussed techniques for approximating ...

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    1910-00-41T23:59:59.000Z

    Section 1: Integration. MATLAB has several excellent programs for computing integrals; “trapz” “quad” ... to solve problems such as: graph y over the interval 1 ? t ? 20 where. (1) y(t) = / t. 1 ... In fact, [t, y] is a large matrix whose first column is a ...

  8. On the mathematical treatment of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation.

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    On the mathematical treatment of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. Thierry Jecko AGM, UMR 8088 du the main ideas used by mathematicians to show the accuracy of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation in this way to the discussion on the Born-Oppenheimer approximation initiated in [SW]. The paper neither

  9. On the mathematical treatment of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    On the mathematical treatment of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. Thierry Jecko AGM, UMR 8088 du the main ideas used by mathematicians to show the accuracy of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation in this way to the discussion on the Born-Oppenheimer approximation initiated in [SW1]. The paper neither

  10. SUBTRACTING A BEST RANK-1 APPROXIMATION MAY INCREASE TENSOR RANK

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    SUBTRACTING A BEST RANK-1 APPROXIMATION MAY INCREASE TENSOR RANK Alwin Stegeman Heymans Institute, fax: +33 4 92 94 28 98, pcomon@unice.fr ABSTRACT Is has been shown that a best rank-R approximation be solved by consecutively computing and substracting best rank-1 approximations. The reason

  11. Smoluchowski-Kramers approximation in the case of variable friction

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    Mark Freidlin; Wenqing Hu

    2012-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the small mass asymptotics (Smoluchowski-Kramers approximation) for the Langevin equation with a variable friction coefficient. The limit of the solution in the classical sense does not exist in this case. We study a modification of the Smoluchowski-Kramers approximation. Some applications of the Smoluchowski-Kramers approximation to problems with fast oscillating or discontinuous coefficients are considered.

  12. Oil production from thin oil columns subject to water and gas coning

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    Chai, Kwok Kit

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OIL PRODUCTION FROM THIN OIL COLUMNS SUBJECT TO MATER AND GAS CONING A Thesis by KMOK KIT CHAI Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1981... Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering OIL PRODUCTION FROM THIN OIL COLUMNS SUBJECT TO WATER AND GAS CONING A Thesis by KWOK KIT CHAI Approved as to style and content by airman of o t ee Member Member Head o Department May 1981 ABSTRACT Oil...

  13. THERMAL ANALYSIS FOR IN-TANK ION-EXCHANGE COLUMN PROCESS

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    Lee, S; Frank02 Smith, F

    2009-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

    High Level Waste (HLW) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) is stored in three forms: sludge, saltcake, and supernate. A small column ion-exchange (SCIX) process is being designed to treat dissolved saltcake waste before feeding it to the saltstone facility to be made into grout. The waste is caustic with high concentrations of various sodium salts and lower concentrations of radionuclides. Two cation exchange media being considered are a granular form of crystalline silicotitanate (CST) and a spherical form of resorcinol-formaldehyde (RF) resin. CST is an inorganic material highly selective for cesium that is not elutable. Through this process, radioactive cesium from the salt solution is absorbed into ion exchange media (either CST or RF) which is packed within a flow-through column. A packed column loaded with radioactive cesium generates significant heat from radiolytic decay. If engineering designs cannot handle this thermal load, hot spots may develop locally which could degrade the performance of the ion-exchange media. Performance degradation with regard to cesium removal has been observed between 50 and 80 C for CST [1] and at 65 C for RF resin [2]. In addition, the waste supernate solution will boil around 130 C. If the columns boiled dry, the sorbent material could plug the column and lead to replacement of the entire column module. Alternatively, for organic resins such as RF there is risk of fire at elevated temperatures. The objective of the work is to compute temperature distributions across CST- and RF-packed columns immersed in waste supernate under accident scenarios involving loss of salt solution flow through the beds and, in some cases, loss of coolant system flow. For some cases, temperature distributions are determined as a function of time after the initiation of a given accident scenario and in other cases only the final steady-state temperature distributions are calculated. In general, calculations are conducted to ensure conservative and bounding results for the maximum temperatures achievable using the current baseline column design. This information will assist in SCIX design and facility maintenance.

  14. Kevin E. Trenberth John Fasullo Lesley Smith Trends and variability in column-integrated atmospheric water vapor

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    Fasullo, John

    Kevin E. Trenberth Ã? John Fasullo Ã? Lesley Smith Trends and variability in column. E. Trenberth (&) Ã? J. Fasullo Ã? L. Smith National C

  15. Independent Study in Idaho ISI Course BSU Course NOTES

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    Barrash, Warren

    Independent Study in Idaho ISI Course BSU Course NOTES Updated 03/2012 Boise State University Administration #12;Independent Study in Idaho ISI Course BSU Course NOTES Updated 03/2012 Boise State University

  16. ISpace: Interactive Volume Data Classification Techniques Using Independent Component Analysis

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    Ma, Kwan-Liu

    , multivariate data analysis, multimodality data, scientific visualization, seg- mentation, volume rendering 1ISpace: Interactive Volume Data Classification Techniques Using Independent Component Analysis, which uses Independent Component Analysis (ICA) and a multi- dimensional histogram of the volume data

  17. Paper achieves forest certification An Independent Paper plc product story

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    Paper achieves forest certification An Independent Paper plc product story Edited certification: News from Independent Paper plc http://www.printingtalk.com/news/inp/inp119.html 1 of 1 11

  18. GRID INDEPENDENT FUEL CELL OPERATED SMART HOME

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    Dr. Mohammad S. Alam

    2003-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A fuel cell power plant, which utilizes a smart energy management and control (SEMaC) system, supplying the power need of laboratory based ''home'' has been purchased and installed. The ''home'' consists of two rooms, each approximately 250 sq. ft. Every appliance and power outlet is under the control of a host computer, running the SEMaC software package. It is possible to override the computer, in the event that an appliance or power outage is required. Detailed analysis and simulation of the fuel cell operated smart home has been performed. Two journal papers has been accepted for publication and another journal paper is under review. Three theses have been completed and three additional theses are in progress.

  19. Successive Rank-One Approximations of Nearly Orthogonally ...

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    2015-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mar 1, 2015 ... Handbook of Blind Source Separation: Independent component anal- ysis and .... PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, 2000. [Par03].

  20. Constraining global isoprene emissions with Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) formaldehyde column measurements

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    Chance, Kelly

    Constraining global isoprene emissions with Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) formaldehyde emission estimates are highly uncertain because of a lack of direct observations. Formaldehyde (HCHO the observation of this trace gas to help constrain isoprene emissions. We use HCHO column observations from

  1. Mapping isoprene emissions over North America using formaldehyde column observations from space

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    Chance, Kelly

    Mapping isoprene emissions over North America using formaldehyde column observations from space. [1] We present a methodology for deriving emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) using space to local VOC emissions, with a spatial smearing that increases with the VOC lifetime. Isoprene

  2. Department of Mechanical Engineering Spring 2011 Liquid Nitrogen Packed Column Distributor Design

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    Distributor Design Overview Air Products and Chemicals Inc. tasked the design team to come up with new with Air Products and SJTU, the team developed a final concept and then modeled the distributor design distillation column design. Approach The design team first gathered customer specifications from Air Products

  3. Chemical Reduction of PCE by Zero Valent Iron Colloids Batch and Column Experiments

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    Cirpka, Olaf Arie

    Chemical Reduction of PCE by Zero Valent Iron Colloids ­ Batch and Column Experiments Motivation nm NAPASAN Particle - nZVI / PCE-Solution 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24H[-] PCE - Inflow PCE - Outflow TCE - Inflow TCE - Outflow Chloride - Outflow Blank Value Chloride pH Value

  4. Protocol for GL spin columns p10, 200ug capacity. p200, 600ug capacity.

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    Richardson, David

    Protocol for GL spin columns p10, 200ug capacity. p200, 600ug capacity. Glscienceinc.com product tips (exact protocol from GL Sciences): 1. Bring samples up in 65 uL of Buffer A. 2. Condition a. Add

  5. VOC recovery using microwave regeneration of adsorbents: Pilot-column studies

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    Salinas, M.J.; Price, D.W.; Schmidt, P.S.

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A pilot-scale column was constructed to evaluate the technical feasibility of microwave (MW) heating as a means of regenerating adsorbents for recovery of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The 6 inch diameter moving-bed column, which has a throughput capacity of 200 lb/hr of adsorbent, is representative of a full-scale component of a small-capacity recovery system or a single element of a large-capacity system. Regeneration experiments were conducted to study the effects of key process variables, including adsorbent and stripping gas feed rates, initial adsorbent coverage and microwave power input, on column performance. Two adsorbents with contrasting dielectric loss characteristics were studied, Dowex Optipore L502 (low dielectric loss styrene-based) and Rohm and Haas Ambersorb 600 (moderate dielectric loss carbonaceous). Adsorbates included polar and nonpolar compounds: isopropyl alcohol (iPA), methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) and toluene. Solvent recovery rates of 20--30 lbs/hr were achieved. The results of the pilot-column experiments demonstrate that axial temperature and desorption profiles are dependent on the dielectric characteristics of the adsorbent/sorbate pair, and that final regeneration coverage can be correlated with a dimensionless stripping gas ratio and final adsorbent temperature. Implications for design of microwave-regenerated VOC recovery systems are discussed.

  6. A simple column model to explore anticipated problems in variational assimilation of satellite observations

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    Roulstone, Ian

    A simple column model to explore anticipated problems in variational assimilation of satellite Office, Exeter, UK Abstract We investigate a simplified form of variational data assimilation in a fully of nonlinearity become non-negligible in the variational data assimilation algorithm. A careful analysis

  7. Local instability of certain 18-8 stainless steel thin sheet metal columns

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    McClendon, E. W

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    o ". &e cross~ac', ?ion in its oi&n pl in& ~ Ms i. , u &nally faced in short columns, 1&is invo ti, "ion ia conco&siod onl~. , &?LGh accoi&dcr~. Z&ilurc, o. ii, is aonetiaea c. . le&. . '. , loc;!1 b. ?n&linI;, 'he object o ' t&. ia i!!v;. i...

  8. Integrated Column Designs for Minimum Energy and Entropy Requirements in Multicomponent Distillation

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    prefer a process where the energy may be supplied at a low temperature and cooling may be supplied law). This leads us to the reversible Petlyuk arrangement. However the total required heat supply). A characteristic of the reversible distillation column is that some of the heat is supplied continuously along

  9. Dynamic RadiativeConvective Equilibria Using GCM Column Physics ISAAC M. HELD

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    Dynamic Radiative­Convective Equilibria Using GCM Column Physics ISAAC M. HELD NOAA and Oceanic Sciences, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey BRUCE WYMAN NOAA author address: Dr. Isaac M. Held, NOAA/Geo- physical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton University

  10. Lyman $?$ Absorption as a Sensitive Probe of the H I Column in Cooling Flows

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    Ari Laor

    1996-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    X-ray spectra of a significant fraction of cooling flow (CF) clusters of galaxies indicate the presence of a large column of ``cold'' absorbing gas. The physical nature of the absorbing medium remains a mystery. Searches for H I absorption using the 21 cm hyperfine structure line yielded null results in most cases. The purpose of this contribution is to point out that the Lyman $\\alpha$ absorption cross section is ~10^7 times larger than for the 21 cm line, it can therefore be used as a very sensitive probe of the H I column in clusters, and can thus place stringent constraints on the nature of the X-ray absorber. This method is applied to the Perseus CF cluster where a medium resolution (~250 km/s) UV spectrum is available. The upper limit on the H I column obtained using Lyman $\\alpha$ is at least ~50 times smaller than the 21 cm detection, and ~5,000 smaller than implied by X-ray spectra, indicating that the X-ray absorber is exceedingly devoid of H I. Higher resolution UV spectra with HST may improve the H I column limits by an additional factor of ~4,000. This method can be applied to strongly constrain the nature of the X-ray absorbing medium in a significant fraction of CF clusters .

  11. HiTrap Affinity columns HiTrap Wheat Germ Lectin, 1 ml INSTRUCTIONS

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    Lebendiker, Mario

    be operated with a syringe, peristaltic pump or a chromatography system. Buffer preparation Water. The column can be operated with a syringe, peristaltic pump or liquid chromatography system such as Ã?KTATM for HiTrap Wheat Germ Lectin include separation and purification of glycoproteins and polysaccharides

  12. A Study on Transverse Vibrations in a Column and an Overview of Structural Control

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    Roldan Arcos, Alejandra 1990-

    2011-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

    of the structure or of specific members to reduce the vibratory responses. It is vital to understand the behavior of the structural members experiencing the vibrations before being able to monitor and control them. Mode shapes show the different movement of columns...

  13. Design of Extraction Column Methanol Recovery System for the TAME Reactive Distillation Process

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    Al-Arfaj, Muhammad A.

    , methanol recovery 1. Introduction A process of producing TAME via reactive distillation has been presented the bulk of the reaction between C5 and methanol to produce TAME and a reactive distillation. MethanolDesign of Extraction Column Methanol Recovery System for the TAME Reactive Distillation Process

  14. Control structure selection for the deethanizer column from Mongstad/Statoil

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    the maxi- mum allowed concentrations of C3 in the distillate is 10% (mol fraction) and the maximum concen, Sigurd Skogestad April 27, 2007 Abstract The selection of a good control structure for a distillation, it is studied the control structure selection of a deethanizer distillation column from Mongstad

  15. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Page 1 of 10 PRE-REQUISITES are listed in this column.

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    Calgary, University of

    be substituted with approval of the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department and the relevant departmentCHEMICAL ENGINEERING Page 1 of 10 1st YEAR PRE-REQUISITES are listed in this column. CO. All complementary studies courses must be taken prior to graduation. Chemical Engineering: Regular

  16. Column Studies of Anaerobic Carbon Tetrachloride Biotransformation with Hanford Aquifer Material

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    Semprini, Lewis

    Column Studies of Anaerobic Carbon Tetrachloride Biotransformation with Hanford Aquifer Material bioremediation of carbon tetrachloride (CT) at the Hanford site in south- central Washington state. Benzoate in south- central Washington state has been a defense materials pro- duction complex since 1943. Carbon

  17. Global inventory of nitrogen oxide emissions constrained by space-based observations of NO2 columns

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    Chance, Kelly

    Global inventory of nitrogen oxide emissions constrained by space-based observations of NO2 columns NO + NO2), and combine these with a priori information from a bottom- up emission inventory (with error and a factor of 2 over remote regions. We derive a top-down NOx emission inventory from the GOME data by using

  18. Lignin biomarkers as tracers of mercury sources in lakes water column

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    Long, Bernard

    Lignin biomarkers as tracers of mercury sources in lakes water column Jean-Franc¸ois Ouellet � Marc the autochthonous from the allochthonous organic matter (OM), lignin derived biomarker signa- tures [Lambda, S/V, C/V, P/(V ? S), 3,5-Bd/V and (Ad/Al)v] were used. Since lignin is exclusively produced by terrigenous

  19. Circular and Square Concrete Columns Externally Confined by CFRP Composite: Experimental

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    Boyer, Edmond

    testing of the FRP composite. In existing models for FRP-confined concrete, it is commonly assumedChapter 6 Circular and Square Concrete Columns Externally Confined by CFRP Composite: Experimental limited. This field remains in its developmental stages and more testing and analysis are needed

  20. Black-Box Identification for PLC based MPC of a Binary Distillation Column

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    Black-Box Identification for PLC based MPC of a Binary Distillation Column B. Huyck ,, F. Logist J is to upgrade the control system with a linear MPC running on a PLC. However, before a model based controller can be used on a PLC, an accurate (but simple) process model has to be constructed. Hence, the aim

  1. 388 Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology September/October 2011 Columns and Departments

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    Hayden, Nancy J.

    388 Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology September/October 2011 Columns and Departments When) as a biomedical equipment technician in 1999, he remembers being presented with the organization's strategic plan written permission from AAMI. #12;389Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology September/October 2011

  2. ADVANCED DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES FOR THREE-PHASE SLURRY BUBBLE COLUMN REACTORS(SBCR)

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    M.H. Al-Dahhan; L.S. Fan; M.P. Dudukovic

    2002-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the accomplishment made during the third year of this cooperative research effort between Washington University, Ohio State University and Air Products and Chemicals. Data processing of the performed Computer Automated Radioactive Particle Tracking (CARPT) experiments in 6 inch column using air-water-glass beads (150 {micro}m) system has been completed. Experimental investigation of time averaged three phases distribution in air-Therminol LT-glass beads (150 {micro}m) system in 6 inch column has been executed. Data processing and analysis of all the performed Computed Tomography (CT) experiments have been completed, using the newly proposed CT/Overall gas holdup methodology. The hydrodynamics of air-Norpar 15-glass beads (150 {micro}m) have been investigated in 2 inch slurry bubble column using Dynamic Gas Disengagement (DGD), Pressure Drop fluctuations, and Fiber Optic Probe. To improve the design and scale-up of bubble column reactors, a correlation for overall gas holdup has been proposed based on Artificial Neural Network and Dimensional Analysis.

  3. TARGETED TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TO US INDEPENDENTS

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    Donald F. Duttlinger; E. Lance Cole

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) continued pursuing its mission of assisting U.S. independent oil and gas producers with timely, informed technology decisions during Fiscal Year 2004 (FY04). PTTC has active grassroots programs through its 10 Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs) and 2 satellite offices. They bring research and academia to the table via their association with geological surveys and engineering departments. The regional directors interact with independent oil and gas producers through technology workshops, resource centers, websites, newsletters, technical publications and other cooperative outreach efforts. PTTC's Headquarters (HQ) staff receives direction from a National Board of Directors predominantly comprised of American natural gas and oil producers to plan and manage the overall technology transfer program. PTTC HQ implements a comprehensive communications program by interconnecting the talents of the National Board, 10 Regional Producer Advisory Groups (PAG) and the RLOs with industry across the U.S. PTTC effectively combines federal funding through the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy, namely the Strategic Center for Natural Gas and Oil with state and industry contributions to share application of upstream technologies. Ultimately, these efforts factor in to provide a safe, secure and reliable energy supply for American consumers. This integrated resource base, combined with industry volunteers guiding PTTC's activities and the dedication of national and regional staff, are achieving notable results regarding domestic production figures. PTTC is increasingly recognized as a critical resource for information and access to technologies by providing direct contact with research, development and demonstration (RD&D) results. A key to the program is demonstrating proven technologies that can be applied broadly and rapidly. This technical progress report summarizes PTTC's accomplishments during FY04. Activities remained at high levels. Board and staff interaction has defined strategic thrusts to further outreach. Networking, involvement in technical activities and an active exhibit schedule are increasing PTTC's sphere of influence with both producers and the service sector. PTTC's reputation for unbiased bottom line information stimulates cooperative ventures with other organizations. Efforts to build the contact database and a growing E-mail Technology Alert service are expanding PTTC's audience.

  4. IMPACT OF SMALL COLUMN ION EXCHANGE STREAMS ON DWPF GLASS FORMULATION MELT RATE STUDIES

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    Fox, K.; Miller, D.; Koopman, D.

    2011-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

    This study was undertaken to evaluate the potential impacts of the Small Column Ion Exchange (SCIX) streams - particularly the addition of Monosodium Titanate (MST) and Crystalline Silicotitanate (CST) - on the melt rate of simulated feed for the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF). Additional MST was added to account for contributions from the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF). The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) Melt Rate Furnace (MRF) was used to evaluate four melter feed compositions: two with simulated SCIX and SWPF material and two without. The Slurry-fed Melt Rate Furnace (SMRF) was then used to compare two different feeds: one with and one without bounding concentrations of simulated SCIX and SWPF material. Analyses of the melter feed materials confirmed that they met their targeted compositions. Four feeds were tested in triplicate in the MRF. The linear melt rates were determined by using X-ray computed tomography to measure the height of the glass formed along the bottom of the beakers. The addition of the SCIX and SWPF material reduced the average measured melt rate by about 10% in MRF testing, although there was significant scatter in the data. Two feeds were tested in the SMRF. It was noted that the ground CST alone (ground CST with liquid in a bucket) was extremely difficult to resuspend during preparation of the feed with material from SCIX and SWPF. This feed was also more difficult to pump than the material without MST and CST due to settling occurring in the melter feed line, although the yield stress of both feeds was high relative to the DWPF design basis. Steady state feeding conditions were maintained for about five hours for each feed. There was a reduction in the feed and pour rates of approximately 15% when CST and MST were added to the feed, although there was significant scatter in the data. Analysis of samples collected from the SMRF pour stream showed that the composition of the glass changed as expected when MST and CST were added to the feed. These reductions in melt rate are consistent with previous studies that showed a negative impact of increased TiO{sub 2} concentrations on the rate of melting. The impact of agitating the melt pool via bubbling was not studied as part of this work, but may be of interest for further testing. It is recommended that additional melt rate testing be performed should a potential reduction in melt rate of 10-15% be considered an issue of concern, or should the anticipated composition of the glass with the addition of material from salt waste processing be modified significantly from the current projections, either due to changes in sludge batch preparation or changes in the composition or volume of SCIX and SWPF material.

  5. PICS White Paper Guidelines PICS white papers are solutions-oriented reports of approximately 5,000 words in length that explore, in-

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    Pedersen, Tom

    PICS White Paper Guidelines PICS white papers are solutions-oriented reports of approximately 5 the provincial government or as the result of a PICS initiated or independent proposal. Purpose PICS white papers. The white paper series aims to: · increase awareness and understanding of specific climate-related problems

  6. Outcome-Space Outer Approximation Algorithm for Linear ...

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    2007-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Jul 20, 2007 ... This paper presents an outcome-space outer approximation algo- rithm for globally solving the linear multiplicative programming prob- lem.

  7. Bethe free-energy approximations for disordered quantum systems

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    I. Biazzo; A. Ramezanpour

    2014-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Given a locally consistent set of reduced density matrices, we construct approximate density matrices which are globally consistent with the local density matrices we started from when the trial density matrix has a tree structure. We employ the cavity method of statistical physics to find the optimal density matrix representation by slowly decreasing the temperature in an annealing algorithm, or by minimizing an approximate Bethe free energy depending on the reduced density matrices and some cavity messages originated from the Bethe approximation of the entropy. We obtain the classical Bethe expression for the entropy within a naive (mean-field) approximation of the cavity messages, which is expected to work well at high temperatures. In the next order of the approximation, we obtain another expression for the Bethe entropy depending only on the diagonal elements of the reduced density matrices. In principle, we can improve the entropy approximation by considering more accurate cavity messages in the Bethe approximation of the entropy. We compare the annealing algorithm and the naive approximation of the Bethe entropy with exact and approximate numerical simulations for small and large samples of the random transverse Ising model on random regular graphs.

  8. approximate analytical structural: Topics by E-print Network

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    developed method has been extended to a nonlocal equation arising in steady water wave propagation in two dimensions. We obtain analyic approximation of steady water wave...

  9. E-Print Network 3.0 - approximation descriptions microscopiques...

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    de l'approximation locale. Ce calcul est entirement... :lpmmc.grenoble.cnrs.frspip.php?article404 Description : Les polaritons de cavit sont des quasiparticules hybrides...

  10. On Low Rank Matrix Approximations with Applications to Synthesis ...

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    2011-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    a given matrix by a matrix of specified (low rank) in the uniform norm. ... Note that in the existing literature on low rank approximation of matrices the empha-.

  11. Finding approximately rank-one submatrices with the nuclear norm ...

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    2010-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a convex optimization formulation with the nuclear norm and l1-norm to find a large approximately rank-one submatrix of a given nonnegative matrix ...

  12. Finding approximately rank-one submatrices with the nuclear norm ...

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    Xuan Vinh Doan

    2010-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Nov 8, 2010 ... Abstract: We propose a convex optimization formulation with the nuclear norm and $\\ell_1$-norm to find a large approximately rank-one ...

  13. aerodynamic response approximation: Topics by E-print Network

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    Page Topic Index 1 Managing Approximate Models in Evolutionary Aerodynamic Design Optimization Computer Technologies and Information Sciences Websites Summary: algorithm to a...

  14. Better approximation guarantees for job-shop scheduling

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    Goldberg, L.A.; Paterson, M. [Univ. of Warwick, Conventry (United Kingdom); Srinivasan, A. [National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)] [and others

    1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Job-shop scheduling is a classical NP-hard problem. Shmoys, Stein & Wein presented the first polynomial-time approximation algorithm for this problem that has a good (polylogarithmic) approximation guarantee. We improve the approximation guarantee of their work, and present further improvements for some important NP-hard special cases of this problem (e.g., in the preemptive case where machines can suspend work on operations and later resume). We also present NC algorithms with improved approximation guarantees for some NP-hard special cases.

  15. An Outer-Inner Approximation for separable MINLPs

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    2011-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we propose several improvements to outer approximation for a subclass of ..... The third and last ingredient, is a procedure for finding a first feasible ...

  16. approximate block newton: Topics by E-print Network

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    Abstract An extended product-form approximation, based on the principle of maximum entropy (ME), is characterised Ould-Khaoua, Mohamed 28 Low-lying dipole response...

  17. FY05 Targeted Technology Transfer to US Independents

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    Donald F. Duttlinger; E. Lance Cole

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) was established by domestic crude oil and natural gas producers in 1994 as a national not-for-profit organization to address the increasingly urgent need to improve the technology-transfer process in the U.S. upstream petroleum industry. PTTC's technology-transfer programs enhance U.S. national security. PTTC administers the only nation-wide, comprehensive program dedicated to maximizing America's supplies of domestic oil and gas. PTTC conducts grassroots programs through 10 Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs) and two satellite offices, leveraging their preexisting connections with industry. This organizational structure helps bring researchers and academia to the table. Nationally and regionally, volunteers within a National Board and Regional Producer Advisory Groups guide efforts. The National Board meets three times per year, an important function being approving the annual plans and budgets developed by the regions and Headquarters (HQ). Between Board meetings, an active Management and Budget Committee guide HQ activity. PTTC itself undergoes a thorough financial audit each year. The PTTC's HQ staff plans and manages all aspects of the PTTC program, conducts nation-wide technology-transfer activities, and implements a comprehensive communications program. Networking, involvement in technical activities, and an active exhibit schedule are increasing PTTC's sphere of influence with both producers and the oilfield service sector. Circulation for ''PTTC Network News'', the quarterly newsletter, has risen to nearly 17,500. About 7,500 people receive an email Technology Alert on an approximate three-week frequency. Case studies in the ''Petroleum Technology Digest in World Oil'' appear monthly, as do ''Tech Connections'' columns in ''The American Oil and Gas Reporter''. As part of its oversight responsibility for the regions, the PTTC from the start has captured and reported data that document the myriad ways its programs impact industry. Of 119 workshops in FY05 where repeat attendance was reported, 59 percent of attendees on average had attended a PTTC event previously, indicating that a majority felt they were receiving enough value to come back. It also is encouraging that, after 11 years, PTTC events continue to attract new people. The form used at workshops to get participants feedback asks for a ''yes'' or ''no'' response to the question: ''Have you used any new technologies based on knowledge gained through PTTC?'' With data now available from 611 workshops, 41 percent of respondents said, ''yes'', confirming that people are applying the information they receive at PTTC workshops. PTTC in FY04 asked RLO directors, oilfield service companies and producers in 11 areas with significant technological barriers to adding new reserves to estimate the ''PTTC Impact Factor''--that is, the percentage of the total reserves added in their areas that logically could be attributed to PTTC's efforts. Of the estimated 1,266 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) added in the 11 areas, participants estimated that roughly 88 million BOE had been added as a result of PTTC's techtransfer efforts. PTTC's 10 regions are the primary delivery mechanism for technology transfer. Attendance at PTTC regional activities set a record in FY05, with 8,900 individuals attending 154 workshops, lunch-and-learn events, or student training and internships. When appropriate, regional workshops incorporate R&D findings from DOE-funded projects. This year HQ began a ''Microhole Technology Integration'' Initiative with DOE to more clearly present their microhole program to producers. Often events are held cooperatively with other national organizations, regional producer associations and professional society groups. This practice leverages outreach and engenders future cooperation. Of the more than 61,000 individuals PTTC has attracted to its events since its inception, more than 15,000 have attended in the past two years. Eight-eight percent of PTTC event attendees during FY05 were from industry. The numb

  18. Design criteria for multi-layered scintillating fibre arrays with inclined columns

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    P. Achenbach; L. Nungesser; J. Pochodzalla

    2008-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Multi-layered scintillating fibre arrays read-out are commonly used as high resolution charged particle hodoscopes. Fibres of a column along the geometrical trajectory of incident particles are typically grouped to one pixel of a multi-channel read-out device. In some applications the incident particles will cross the detection plane with large angles w.r.t. the normal to the layers. Then, the packing of the fibres needs to be adapted to the incident particles and the columns need to be inclined. In this paper possible fibre array geometries are shown, relevant design criteria for detectors are discussed, and the effect of diverging particles incident on fibre arrays was studied using a Monte Carlo simulation.

  19. Optics elements for modeling electrostatic lenses and accelerator components II. Acceleration columns

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    Gillespie, G.H., Brown, T.A.

    1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A set of optical models for a variety of electrostatic lenses and accelerator columns has been developed for the computer code TRACE 3-D. TRACE 3-D is an envelope (matrix) code including space charge that is often used to model bunched beams in magnetic transport systems and radiofrequency (RF) accelerators when the effects of beam current may be important. Several new matrix models have been developed that allow the code to be used for modeling beam lines and accelerators with electrostatic components. The new models include a number of options for: (1) einzel lenses, (2) accelerator columns, (3) electrostatic deflectors (prisms), and (4) an electrostatic quadrupole. A prescription for setting up the initial beam appropriate to modeling 2-D (continuous) beams has also been developed. The new models for (2) are described in this paper, selected comparisons with other calculations are presented, and a beamline application is summarized.

  20. Trapping of electrons in troughs of self generated electromagnetic standing waves in a bounded plasma column

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    Bhattacharjee, Sudeep; Sahu, Debaprasad; Pandey, Shail; Chatterjee, Sanghomitro [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 208016 (India)] [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 208016 (India); Dey, Indranuj [Department of Advanced Energy Engineering Science, Kyushu University, Kasuga Kouen 6-1, Kasuga City 816-8580 (Japan)] [Department of Advanced Energy Engineering Science, Kyushu University, Kasuga Kouen 6-1, Kasuga City 816-8580 (Japan); Roy Chowdhury, Krishanu [Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex System, Dresden 01187 (Germany)] [Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex System, Dresden 01187 (Germany)

    2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Observations and measurements are reported on electron trapping in troughs of self-generated electromagnetic standing waves in a bounded plasma column confined in a minimum-B field. The boundaries are smaller than the free space wavelength of the waves. Earlier work of researchers primarily focused upon electron localization effects induced by purely electrostatic perturbation. We demonstrate the possibility in the presence of electromagnetic standing waves generated in the bounded plasma column. The electron trapping is verified with electrostatic measurements of the plasma floating potential, electromagnetic measurements of the wave field profile, and optical intensity measurements of Argon ionic line at 488?nm. The experimental results show a reasonably good agreement with predictions of a Monte Carlo simulation code that takes into account all kinematical and dynamical effects in the plasma in the presence of bounded waves and external fields.

  1. Heat transfer in the plate heat exchanger of an ammonia-synthesis column

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    Obolentsev, Y.G.; Chus', M.S.; Norobchanskii, O.A.; Teplitshi, Y.S.; Tovazhnyanskii, L.L.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The planning and construction of high-capacity synthetic ammonia plants requires the development and fabrication of unique, high unit-power equipment with high technical and economic characteristics. In foreign and domestic practice, tubular heat exchangers with relatively low heat-transfer coefficients are used. Plate heat exchangers are a promising alternative. They are compact and have a high heat energy efficiency and a relatively small metal content. To make an experimental check of the operating capability of a plate heat exchanger under ammonia production conditions, a welded plate heat exchanger was designed for an ammonia synthesis column 800mm in diameter. On prolonged testing (four years), the device provided an autothermal operating mode in the column and the heat transfer coefficient was practically constant for fixed space velocities. Consequently, the heat exchange surface was not contaminated significantly with catalyst dust, confirmed by visual observation of the heat exchanger after disassembly.

  2. Born-Oppenheimer approximation for a harmonic molecule

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    Francisco M. Fernandez

    2008-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We apply the Born-Oppenheimer approximation to a harmonic diatomic molecule with one electron. We compare the exact and approximate results not only for the internal degrees of freedom but also for the motion of the center of mass. We address the problem of identical nuclei and discuss other applications of the model and its limitations.

  3. The Born-Oppenheimer Approximation C. David Sherrill

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    Sherrill, David

    The Born-Oppenheimer Approximation C. David Sherrill School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Georgia as a product of nuclear and elec- tronic terms, (r, R) = (r)(R). We thus introduce the Born-Oppenheimer that the total wavefunction is given as (r; R)(R). The Born-Oppenheimer approximation rests on the fact

  4. Energy Content of Colliding Plane Waves using Approximate Noether Symmetries

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    M. Sharif; Saira Waheed

    2011-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper is devoted to study the energy content of colliding plane waves using approximate Noether symmetries. For this purpose, we use approximate Lie symmetry method of Lagrangian for differential equations. We formulate the first-order perturbed Lagrangian for colliding plane electromagnetic and gravitational waves. It is shown that in both cases, there does not exist

  5. Parallel algorithms for approximation of distance maps on parametric surfaces

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    Kimmel, Ron

    results demonstrate up to four orders of magnitude improvement in execution time compared to the state(n) numerical algorithm for first-order approximation of geodesic distances on geometry images, where n charts, parallel algorithms, GPU, SIMD 1. INTRODUCTION Approximation of geodesic distances on curved

  6. Neural Network-Based Accelerators for Transcendental Function Approximation

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    Joshi, Ajay

    Neural Network-Based Accelerators for Transcendental Function Approximation Schuyler Eldridge accelerators has the potential to sustain the his- toric energy and performance improvements of computing systems. We propose the use of NN-based accelerators to approximate mathematical functions in the GNU C

  7. APPROXIMATE HAMILTON DECOMPOSITIONS OF ROBUSTLY EXPANDING REGULAR DIGRAPHS

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    Osthus, Deryk

    APPROXIMATE HAMILTON DECOMPOSITIONS OF ROBUSTLY EXPANDING REGULAR DIGRAPHS DERYK OSTHUS and is a robust outexpander has an approximate decomposition into edge-disjoint Hamilton cycles, i.e. G contains a set of r -o(r) edge-disjoint Hamilton cycles. Here G is a robust outexpander if for every set S which

  8. Absolute Approximation of Tukey Depth: Theory and Experiments

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    Morin, Pat

    Absolute Approximation of Tukey Depth: Theory and Experiments Dan Chen School of Computer Science¨ur Theoretische Informatik Abstract A Monte Carlo approximation algorithm for the Tukey depth problem in high. Keywords: Tukey depth, computational geometry 1. Introduction Tukey depth is also known as location depth

  9. HEREDITARY APPROXIMATION PROPERTY W. B. JOHNSON AND A. SZANKOWSKI

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    Johnson, William B.

    HEREDITARY APPROXIMATION PROPERTY W. B. JOHNSON AND A. SZANKOWSKI Abstract. If X is a Banach space approximation property, trace formula. Johnson was supported in part by NSF DMS-0500292, DMS-1001321, and the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation. 1 #12;2 W. B. JOHNSON AND A. SZANKOWSKI (S) Is there a HAPpy space that has

  10. Approximate Dynamic Programming for High Dimensional Resource Allocation Problems

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    Powell, Warren B.

    the dimensionality of these variables is in the ten thousand to one million range. We describe an approximation in Section II by presenting a simple but general model for the management of discrete resources. Section III describes an algorithmic strategy using the principles of approximate dynamic programming. Section IV

  11. Vehicle Sharing System Pricing Regulation: A Fluid Approximation

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    Vehicle Sharing System Pricing Regulation: A Fluid Approximation Ariel Waserhole 1,2 Vincent Jost2 This paper gives a fluid approximation for a Vehicle Sharing System Pricing problem (VSS-P). 1. The VSS benchmark and an experimental protocol is created for the general Vehicle Sharing System optimization

  12. Approximation of Harmonic Maps and Wave Maps Soren Bartels

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    Bartels, Soeren

    Approximation of Harmonic Maps and Wave Maps S¨oren Bartels Partial differential equations to certain boundary condtions. If X = then critical points u : N are called harmonic maps into N, ·) = u0, tu(0, ·) = v0. To approximate harmonic maps or wave maps we consider a regular triangula- tion

  13. Local Approximation of the Efficient Frontier in Robust Design

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    Chen, Wei

    Local Approximation of the Efficient Frontier in Robust Design Jinhuan Zhang, Graduate Assistant as an approximation of the efficient frontier to explore alternative robust design solutions. The proposed procedure, and for efficient frontiers with both convex and nonconvex behaviors. This quadratic utility function provides

  14. New approximation for free surface flow of groundwater: capillarity correction

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    Walter, M.Todd

    capillarity correction for free surface groundwater flow as modelled by the Boussinesq equation is re; Shallow flow expansion; Simplified approximation 1. Introduction Groundwater heads in coastal aquifersNew approximation for free surface flow of groundwater: capillarity correction D.-S. Jeng a,*, B

  15. Improving the Performance of a Two-Shell Column with Advanced Control

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    Morrison, T. A.; Laflamme, D.

    acetylene content as well as total C]'s. A deadtime compensated PID algorithm sets the target for the reboiler steam flow controller to maintain the target concentration. The steam flow is also adjusted by moves from a feedforward controller... content increased. This also allows the rectifier to run cooler. RESULTS The advanced computer control strategies have improved product quality, increased column capacity and improved energy efficiency. The composition controls maintain operations...

  16. Experimental Ion Exchange Column With SuperLig 639 And Simulant Formulation

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    Morse, Megan; Nash, C.

    2013-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    SuperLig®639 ion exchange resin was tested as a retrieval mechanism for pertechnetate, through decontamination of a perrhenate spiked 5M Simple Average Na{sup +} Mass Based Simulant. Testing included batch contacts and a three-column ion exchange campaign. A decontamination of perrhenate exceeding 99% from the liquid feed was demonstrated. Analysis of the first formulation of a SBS/WESP simulant found unexpectedly low concentrations of soluble aluminum. Follow-on work will complete the formulation.

  17. Design and validation of a settling column for particle transport studies

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    Ducharme, Sharon Lynn

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    the column and the advective- dispersive model. Average settling velocities predicted for the sewage sludge were estimated to be 2x10-s cm/sec in freshwater and 7x10-s cm/sec in saltwater. The sediments settled at 1x10-z cm/sec in freshwater and 3x10-z cm.... Objectives. I V V V I V I I I I X 1 2 LITERATURE REVIEW Particle Transport. Particle Characteristics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Measurement of Transport Characteristics. . . . . Sample Background...

  18. Effects from Alkali-Silica Reacton and Delayed Ettringite Formation on Reinforced Concrete Column Lap Splices

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    Eck, Mary

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    EFFECTS FROM ALKALI-SILICA REACTION AND DELAYED ETTRINGITE FORMATION ON REINFORCED CONCRETE COLUMN LAP SPLICES A Thesis by MARY KATHLEEN ECK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... by MARY KATHLEEN ECK 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 Approved by: Chair of Committee, Joseph M. Bracci Committee Members...

  19. Processes and catalysts for conducting fischer-tropsch synthesis in a slurry bubble column reactor

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    Singleton, Alan H. (Marshall Township, Allegheny County, PA); Oukaci, Rachid (Allison Park, PA); Goodwin, James G. (Cranberry Township, PA)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Processes and catalysts for conducting Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in a slurry bubble column reactor (SBCR). One aspect of the invention involves the use of cobalt catalysts without noble metal promotion in an SBCR. Another aspect involves using palladium promoted cobalt catalysts in an SBCR. Methods for preparing noble metal promoted catalysts via totally aqueous impregnation and procedures for producing attrition resistant catalysts are also provided.

  20. Application of the theta method to distillation columns where one or more reactions occur per stage

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    Izarraraz, Alicia

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    per Stage Theta Method of Convergence K Method Calculation of Enthalpies of Mixtures Enthalpy Balances. Calculational Procedure 14 16 I7 20 25 28 38 44 Numerical Examples Example 1 Example 2 COLUMNS AT TOTAL REFLUX 44 45 51 64... OF TABLES TABLE Page Expressions for the Reaction Function R for Various Types of Reactions 29 Calculation of the Partial Derivatives 32 Statement of Example l. Solution of Example 1 Statement of Example 2. Solution of Example 2 46 53 59...

  1. Processes and catalysts for conducting Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in a slurry bubble column reactor

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Singleton, A.H.; Oukaci, R.; Goodwin, J.G.

    1999-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Processes and catalysts are disclosed for conducting Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in a slurry bubble column reactor (SBCR). One aspect of the invention involves the use of cobalt catalysts without noble metal promotion in an SBCR. Another aspect involves using palladium promoted cobalt catalysts in an SBCR. Methods for preparing noble metal promoted catalysts via totally aqueous impregnation and procedures for producing attrition resistant catalysts are also provided. 1 fig.

  2. In situ measurements of chlorinated hydrocarbons in the water column off the Palos Verdes Peninsula, California

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    Zeng, E.Y.; Yu, C.C.; Tran, K. [Southern California Coastal Research Project, Westminster, CA (United States)] [Southern California Coastal Research Project, Westminster, CA (United States)

    1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Spatial distributions of DDT and its primary metabolites (DDTs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the water column off the Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, were measured in the winter and summer of 1997 using an in situ sampling method. The concentrations of DDTs ranged from 0.6 to 15.8 ng/L, while those of PCBs ranged from 0.06 to 15.8 ng/L, while those of PCBs ranged from 0.06 to 1.14 ng/L at eight sampling stations. The spatial distribution patterns of DDTs and PCBs as well as the DDT/PCB concentration ratio in the water column were similar to those found in the sediment, and the vertical profiles of DDTs and PCBs at both sampling seasons exponentially decreased with increasing distance from the sea floor. In addition, the partitioning characteristics of DDTs and selected PCB congeners indicated a tendency of mobilization from sediment to water. All of these findings strongly suggest that contaminated sediments are a main source of DDT and PCB inputs to the water column surrounding the study site.

  3. Calcite precipitation dominates the electrical signatures of zero valent iron columns under simulated field conditions

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    Wu, Yuxin; Versteeg, R.; Slater, L.; LaBrecque, D.

    2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Calcium carbonate is a secondary mineral precipitate influencing zero valent iron (ZVI) barrier reactivity and hydraulic performance. We conducted column experiments to investigate electrical signatures resulting from concurrent CaCO{sub 3} and iron oxides precipitation under simulated field geochemical conditions. We identified CaCO{sub 3} as a major mineral phase throughout the columns, with magnetite present primarily close to the influent based on XRD analysis. Electrical measurements revealed decreases in conductivity and polarization of both columns, suggesting that electrically insulating CaCO{sub 3} dominates the electrical response despite the presence of electrically conductive iron oxides. SEM/EDX imaging suggests that the electrical signal reflects the geometrical arrangement of the mineral phases. CaCO{sub 3} forms insulating films on ZVI/magnetite surfaces, restricting charge transfer between the pore electrolyte and ZVI particles, as well as across interconnected ZVI particles. As surface reactivity also depends on the ability of the surface to engage in redox reactions via charge transfer, electrical measurements may provide a minimally invasive technology for monitoring reactivity loss due to CaCO{sub 3} precipitation. Comparison between laboratory and field data shows consistent changes in electrical signatures due to iron corrosion and secondary mineral precipitation.

  4. IMPACT OF THE SMALL COLUMN ION EXCHANGE PROCESS ON THE DEFENSE WASTE PROCESSING FACILITY - 12112

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    Koopman, D.; Lambert, D.; Fox, K.; Stone, M.

    2011-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The Savannah River Site (SRS) is investigating the deployment of a parallel technology to the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF, presently under construction) to accelerate high activity salt waste processing. The proposed technology combines large waste tank strikes of monosodium titanate (MST) to sorb strontium and actinides with two ion exchange columns packed with crystalline silicotitanate (CST) resin to sorb cesium. The new process was designated Small Column Ion Exchange (SCIX), since the ion exchange columns were sized to fit within a waste storage tank riser. Loaded resins are to be combined with high activity sludge waste and fed to the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) for incorporation into the current glass waste form. Decontaminated salt solution produced by SCIX will be fed to the SRS Saltstone Facility for on-site immobilization as a grout waste form. Determining the potential impact of SCIX resins on DWPF processing was the basis for this study. Accelerated salt waste treatment is projected to produce a significant savings in the overall life cycle cost of waste treatment at SRS.

  5. Independent Oversight Activity Report, Office of River Protection...

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

    ORP's quality assurance audit of the WTP contractor (Bechtel National, Inc.), tour the Hanford Tank Farms, and observe tank waste retrieval operations. Independent Oversight...

  6. affected children independent: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Espaces et Socits Boyer, Edmond 3 Utility & Regulatory Factors Affecting Cogeneration & Independent Power Plant Design & Operation Texas A&M University - TxSpace...

  7. ancient independent evolution: Topics by E-print Network

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    Problem Astrophysics (arXiv) Summary: We show that the evolution of the quintessence energy density OmegaQ is model independent in an accelerating universe. The...

  8. Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory- December 2011

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Review of the Independent Integrated Safety Management/Integrated Work Management Assessment of Research and Development and Programmatic Work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

  9. The Office of Independent Enterprise Assessments' Office of Enforcemen...

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    Addthis Related Articles Active Shooter Training Workshop | Square Range Diagnostic Live Fire Course Active Shooter Training Workshop The Office of Independent Enterprise...

  10. Independent Oversight Special Review, Rocky Flats Closure Project...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    of the integrated work control process and line management oversight and (2) internal radiation doses received by workers in Building 771. Independent Oversight Special Review,...

  11. Coverage of Independent Audits of For-Profit Firms

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    COVERAGE OF INDEPENDENT AUDITS FOR OTHER TRANSACTIONS (10 CFR 603) TABLE OF CONTENTS Part 1. General Information What is the purpose of this document? Why does the Federal...

  12. Distributed Hydrogen Production from Natural Gas: Independent Review

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    Fletcher, J.; Callaghan, V.

    2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Independent review report on the available information concerning the technologies needed for forecourts producing 150 kg/day of hydrogen from natural gas.

  13. Independent Oversight Follow-up Assessment of Safety Culture...

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    Follow-up Assessment of Safety Culture at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - June 2014 Independent Oversight Follow-up Assessment of Safety Culture at the Waste...

  14. Independent Oversight Follow-up Review, Savannah River National...

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    Savannah River National Laboratory - January 2012 Independent Oversight Follow-up Review, Savannah River National Laboratory - January 2012 January 2012 Follow-up Review of...

  15. Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Site - May 2010 ...

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    May 2010 Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Site - May 2010 May 2010 Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Facility Construction Site Walkthrough The U.S. Department...

  16. Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Site - June 2010...

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    June 2010 Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Site - June 2010 June 2010 Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Facility Construction Site Orientation Visit The U.S....

  17. Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site, Volume 2...

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    Volume 2 - September 2004 Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site, Volume 2 - September 2004 September 2004 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Nevada Test Site...

  18. Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site, Summary Report...

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    Summary Report - October 2002 Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site, Summary Report - October 2002 October 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and...

  19. anchorage independent growth: Topics by E-print Network

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    Hinton, Geoffrey E. 42 GEOLOG is an independent and privately owned oilfield services company with a strong track record of growth and international Specialized in Surface...

  20. androgen independent growth: Topics by E-print Network

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    Hinton, Geoffrey E. 31 GEOLOG is an independent and privately owned oilfield services company with a strong track record of growth and international Specialized in Surface...

  1. Independent Oversight Targeted Review, Y-12 National Security...

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    Targeted Review, Y-12 National Security Complex - February 2012 Independent Oversight Targeted Review, Y-12 National Security Complex - February 2012 February 2012 Targeted Review...

  2. Independent Oversight Assessment, Y-12 National Security Complex...

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    Y-12 National Security Complex - June 2012 Independent Oversight Assessment, Y-12 National Security Complex - June 2012 June 2012 Assessment of Nuclear Safety Culture at the Y-12...

  3. Independent Oversight Appraisal, Y-12 National Security Complex...

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    Appraisal, Y-12 National Security Complex - May 2013 Independent Oversight Appraisal, Y-12 National Security Complex - May 2013 May 2013 Appraisal of the Uranium Processing...

  4. Independent Oversight Review, Y-12 National Security Complex...

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    Review, Y-12 National Security Complex - March 2014 Independent Oversight Review, Y-12 National Security Complex - March 2014 March 2014 Review of the Uranium Processing Facility...

  5. Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental...

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    of Environmental Management - February 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management - February 2012 February 2012 Review of the Implementation...

  6. Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing...

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    Transuranic Waste Processing Center, September 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center, September 2013 September 2013 Review of Management...

  7. Independent Activity Report, Oak Ridge Office - June 2011 | Department...

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    Office - June 2011 Independent Activity Report, Oak Ridge Office - June 2011 June 2011 Review of the Oak Ridge Office FY 2012 Draft Schedules for Oversight Activities...

  8. Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing...

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    Facility - December 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Facility - December 2013 December 2013 Review of the Fire Protection Program and Fire...

  9. Independent Oversight Targeted Review, Oak Ridge National Laboratory...

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    Targeted Review, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - April 2014 Independent Oversight Targeted Review, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - April 2014 April 2014 Targeted Review of...

  10. Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Office - August 2011...

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    - August 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Office - August 2011 August 2011 Review of the Oak Ridge Office Oversight of the Fire Protection Program at the Oak Ridge...

  11. Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site - July 2011...

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    Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site - July 2011 July 2011 Review of Electrical System Configuration Management and Design Change Control at the Savannah River...

  12. Independent Activity Report, Pantex Plant - October 2011 | Department...

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    Plant Operational Awareness Site Visit HIAR PTX-2011-10-28 This Independent Activity Report documents an operational awareness activity conducted by Office of Health, Safety and...

  13. Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Field Office Tritium...

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    November 13, 2013 Review of Savannah River Field Office Tritium Facilities Radiological Controls Activity-Level Implementation This report documents the results of an independent...

  14. Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site Tritium Facilities...

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    June 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site Tritium Facilities - June 2012 June 2012 Review of the Savannah River Site Tritium Facilities Implementation...

  15. Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site Tritium Facilities...

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    Savannah River Site Tritium Facilities - December 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site Tritium Facilities - December 2012 December 2012 Review of Site...

  16. Independent Oversight Review, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - November...

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    Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) preparedness for severe natural phenomena...

  17. Grid-independent Issue in Numerical Heat Transfer

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    Yao Wei; Wang Jian; Liao Guangxuan

    2006-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Grid independent is associated with the accuracy or even rationality of numerical results. This paper takes two-dimensional steady heat transfer for example to reveal the effect of grid resolution on numerical results. The law of grid dependence is obtained and a simple mathematical formula is presented. The production acquired here can be used as the guidance in choosing grid density in numerical simulation and get exact grid independent value without using infinite fine grid. Through analyzing grid independent, we can find the minimum number of grid cells that is needed to get grid-independent results. Such strategy can save computational resource while ensure a rational computational result.

  18. Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilizati...

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    December 2013 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of...

  19. Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site Waste Treatment and...

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    2014 June 2014 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of...

  20. Independent Oversight Review, Hanford K Basin and Cold Vacuum...

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    K Basin and Cold Vacuum Drying Facility - August 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Hanford K Basin and Cold Vacuum Drying Facility - August 2012 August 2012 Review of Hanford K...

  1. Check Estimates and Independent Costs - DOE Directives, Delegations...

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    estimates and their procedures and various types of independent cost estimates. g4301-1chp13.pdf -- PDF Document, 33 KB Writer: John Makepeace Subjects: Administration Management...

  2. Independent Oversight Review of Preparedness for Severe Natural...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Site. Finally, the protocols for sharing patient information with onsite and offsite health care providers were examined. Independent Oversight determined that the Hanford...

  3. Independent Oversight Review of the Lawrence Livermore National...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Laboratory's health services and to conduct an Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care accreditation survey. Independent Oversight Review of the Lawrence Livermore...

  4. Independent Oversight Review of Preparedness for Severe Natural...

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    PORTS. Finally, the protocols for sharing patient information with onsite and offsite health care providers were examined. Independent Oversight determined that FBP has planned...

  5. Independent Scientific Advisory Board: Member Resume Brian E. Riddell

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    Independent Scientific Advisory Board: Member Resume Brian E. Riddell Appointed to Board: 1996:\\my documents\\ww\\isab\\riddell resume.doc (Chip Mcconnaha) #12;

  6. Post-Independence Literature of Kenya and Uganda

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    Hower, Edward

    1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AND UGANDA by Edward Hower The Experience of Independence InNovember, 1960) KA~ I EDWARD HOWER is a g~aduate student in

  7. Independent Oversight Activity Report, Hanford Waste Tank Farms...

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    Previously Identified Items Regarding Positive Ventilation of Hanford Underground Waste Tanks HIAR-HANFORD-2013-10-28 This Independent Oversight Activity Report documents an...

  8. Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site CH2M Hill Plateau...

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    CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company - November 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company - November 2012 November 2012 Review of the...

  9. Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - May 2004 | Department...

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    May 2004 Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - May 2004 May 2004 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Hanford Site This report provides the results of an...

  10. Independent Oversight Follow-Up Review, Hanford Site - June 2005...

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    Follow-Up Review, Hanford Site - June 2005 Independent Oversight Follow-Up Review, Hanford Site - June 2005 June 2005 Review of Worker Vapor Exposures and Occupational Medicine...

  11. Independent Oversight Follow-up Review, Hanford Site - June 2011...

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    Hanford Site - June 2011 Independent Oversight Follow-up Review, Hanford Site - June 2011 June 2011 Follow-up Review of the Hanford Site Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention...

  12. Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site, Vol III - August...

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    Site, Vol III - August 2001 Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site, Vol III - August 2001 August 2001 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Hanford Site This report...

  13. Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilizati...

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    2014 March 2014 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of...

  14. Independence Power and Light- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Independence Power and Light (IPL) offers rebates to residential customers for purchasing new, energy efficient appliances. Rebates are available on central air conditioning systems, heat pumps,...

  15. A comparison study of column flotation technologies for cleaning Illinois coal. Technical report, September 1--November 30, 1993

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    Honaker, R.Q.; Paul, B.C. [Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale, IL (United States). Dept. of Mining Engineering

    1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The objectives of this research project are to optimize the performance of six commercially available column technologies for the treatment of Illinois Basin coal fines and to compare their performance on the basis of the recovery-grade curve and column throughput capacity. A statistically-designed experimental program will be conducted to optimize the critical operating performance values of each flotation column. The operating values suggested by the vendor will be used as the center point of the design. The ultimate recovery-grade curve and-the maximum throughput capacity for each column will be determined by conducting further tests using the optimum operating parameter values. During this reporting period, the flotation columns that were not already present were purchased and received. Installation of all the flotation columns was completed with the exception of the Packed-Column which is presently being mounted. A total of 25 fifty-five gallon drums of Illinois No. 5 flotation feed coal ({minus}100 mesh) was collected at a local preparation plant to be used as the feed for the comparison tests. A complete characterization of this coal sample will be conducted during the next reporting period.

  16. Interpretation of data obtained from non-destructive and destructive post-test analyses of an intact-core column of culebra dolomite

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    Lucero, Daniel L.; Perkins, W. George

    1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has been developing a nuclear waste disposal facility, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), located approximately 42 km east of Carlsbad, New Mexico. The WIPP is designed to demonstrate the safe disposal of transuranic wastes produced by the defense nuclear-weapons program. Pefiormance assessment analyses (U.S. DOE, 1996) indicate that human intrusion by inadvertent and intermittent drilling for resources provide the only credible mechanisms for significant releases of radionuclides horn the disposal system. These releases may occur by five mechanisms: (1) cuttings, (2) cavings, (3) spallings, (4) direct brine releases, and (5) long- term brine releases. The first four mechanisms could result in immediate release of contaminant to the accessible environment. For the last mechanisq migration pathways through the permeable layers of rock above the Salado are important, and major emphasis is placed on the Culebra Member of the Rustler Formation because this is the most transmissive geologic layer in the disposal system. For reasons of initial quantity, half-life, and specific radioactivity, certain isotopes of T~ U, Am, and Pu would dominate calculated releases from the WIPP. In order to help quantifi parameters for the calculated releases, radionuclide transport experiments have been carried out using five intact-core columns obtained from the Culebra dolomite member of the Rustler Formation within the Waste Isolation Pilot Pknt (WIPP) site in southeastern New Mexico. This report deals primarily with results of analyses for 241Pu and 241Am distributions developed during transport experiments in one of these cores. All intact-core column transport experiments were done using Culebra-simukmt brine relevant to the core recovery location (the WIPP air-intake shaft - AK). Hydraulic characteristics (i.e., apparent porosity and apparent dispersion coefficient) for intact-core columns were obtained via experiments using conservative tracer `Na. Elution experiments carried out over periods of a few days with tracers `2U and `?Np indicated that these tracers were weakly retarded as indicated by delayed elution of these species. Elution experiments with tracers 24% and 24*Arn were performed, but no elution of either species was observed in any flow experiment to date, including experiments of many months' duration. In order to quanti~ retardation of the non-eluted species 24*Pu and 241Arn afler a period of brine flow, non-destructive and destructive analyses of an intact-core column were carried out to determine distribution of these actinides in the rock. Analytical results indicate that the majority of the 241Am is present very near the top (injection) surface of the core (possibly as a precipitate), and that the majority of the 241Pu is dispersed with a very high apparent retardation value. The 24]Pu distribution is interpreted using a single-porosity advection-dispersion model, and an approximate retardation value is reported for this actinide. The specific radionuclide isotopes used in these experiments were chosen to facilitate analysis. Even though these isotopes are not necessarily the same as those that are most important to WIPP performance, they are isotopes of the same elements, and their chemical and transport properties are therefore identical to those of isotopes in the inventory.

  17. Usefulness of bound-state approximations in reaction theory

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    Adhikari, S.K.

    1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A bound-state approximation when applied to certain operators, such as the many-body resolvent operator for a two-body fragmentation channel, in many-body scattering equations, reduces such equations to equivalent two-body scattering equations which are supposed to provide a good description of the underlying physical process. In this paper we test several variants of bound-state approximations in the soluble three-boson Amado model and find that such approximations lead to weak and unacceptable kernels for the equivalent two-body scattering equations and hence to a poor description of the underlying many-body process.

  18. Approximating Probability Density Functions with Mixtures of Truncated Exponentials

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    Cobb, Barry R.; Shenoy, Prakash P.; Rumi, Rafael

    2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ). Thus, the parameters to be estimated are a 0k , a 1k , a 2k ,a 3k , b (j) 1k ,b (j) 2k and b (j) 3k . Define ? ? (k) (x;? mk ) (abbreviated ? ? (k) (x)) as the initial MTE approximation for PDF f X (x) in interval D k .To estimate the parameters ? mk... = {a 0mk ,a 1mk ,a 2mk ,a 3mk ,b (j) 1mk ,b (j) 2mk ,b (j) 3mk } in (1), the discrete approximation to KL divergence between the standard PDF and the MTE approximation is minimized sub- ject to continuity, probability mass and non-negativity constraints...

  19. AdS/CFT correspondence beyond its supergravity approximation

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    Mir Faizal; Ahmed Farag Ali; Ali Nassar

    2014-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We will study the AdS/CFT correspondence beyond its supergravity approximation by deforming an effective field theory on AdS by string length scale effects. We will explicitly show that the conformal dimensions of both the relevant and the irrelevant operators receive correction from these string theory effects going beyond its supergravity approximation. However, as is expected from the full string theory on AdS (not just its supergravity approximation) being dual to the $\\mathcal{N}=4$ super-Yang-Mills theory, the conformal dimension of marginal operators do not receive any such corrections.

  20. Architecture independent parallel binomial tree option price valuations

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    Gerbessiotis, Alexandros V.

    Architecture independent parallel binomial tree option price valuations Alexandros V. Gerbessiotis­02 #12; Architecture independent parallel binomial tree option price valuations Alexandros V in American or European­style option valuations can be performed in parallel in the binomial­tree model