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Applying Innovation System Concept in Agricultural Research for  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Applying Innovation System Concept in Agricultural Research for Applying Innovation System Concept in Agricultural Research for Development: A learning module Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Applying Innovation System Concept in Agricultural Research for Development: A learning module Agency/Company /Organization: International Livestock Research Institute Sector: Land Focus Area: Agriculture Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Training materials Website: mahider.ilri.org/bitstream/10568/167/1/Innovation_System_Agric_LM.pdf Applying Innovation System Concept in Agricultural Research for Development: A learning module Screenshot References: Applying Innovation System Concept in Agricultural Research for Development: A learning module[1] Preface "Sustained agricultural growth requires, among others, increased

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Applying Innovation System Concept in Agricultural Research for...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

and impact orientation need to be integrated into the agricultural research process. The R&D system should think in terms of contributing to innovation. The Improving Productivity...

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Separations innovative concepts: Project summary  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This project summary includes the results of 10 innovations that were funded under the US Department's Innovative Concept Programs. The concepts address innovations that can substantially reduce the energy used in industrial separations. Each paper describes the proposed concept, and discusses the concept's potential energy savings, market applications, technical feasibility, prior work and state of the art, and future development needs.

Lee, V.E. (ed.)

1988-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MFE Burning Plasmas Innovative Confinement Concepts (ICCs)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

MFE Burning Plasmas and Innovative Confinement Concepts (ICCs) Bick Hooper LLNL Presentation power requires: · A burning plasma experiment · An advancing portfolio of ICCs · Plasma physics unified Improved Configurations Magnetic Configurations Knowledge Base Burning Plasma Phys. & Tech. Knowledge Base

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Innovative Concept Appliances: Order (2010-CE-03/0415) | Department...  

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

Order (2010-CE-030415) Innovative Concept Appliances: Order (2010-CE-030415) November 1, 2010 DOE issued an Order after entering into a Compromise Agreement with Innovative...

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Innovative Concept Appliances: Proposed Penalty (2010-CE-03/0415...  

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

Proposed Penalty (2010-CE-030415) Innovative Concept Appliances: Proposed Penalty (2010-CE-030415) October 1, 2010 DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that...

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Future Computing Needs for Innovative Confinement Concepts  

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rlson@aa.washington.edu Plasma Science and Innovation Center University of Washington, Seattle August 3, 2010 Large Scale Computing Needs for Fusion Energy Science Workshop...

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Innovative Concepts for Beneficial Reuse of Carbon Dioxide | Department of  

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

Innovative Concepts for Beneficial Reuse of Carbon Dioxide Innovative Concepts for Beneficial Reuse of Carbon Dioxide Innovative Concepts for Beneficial Reuse of Carbon Dioxide Funding for 12 projects to test innovative concepts for the beneficial use of carbon dioxide (CO2) was announced by the U.S. Department of Energy. The awards are part of $1.4 billion in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for projects that will capture carbon dioxide from industrial sources. These 12 projects will engage in a first phase feasibility study that will examine beneficial uses in a variety of ways, including mineralization to carbonates directly through conversion of CO2 in flue gas; the use of CO2 from power plants or industrial applications to grow algae/biomass; and conversion of CO2 to fuels and chemicals. Each project will be subject to

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Innovative Wind Concepts GmbH | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Innovative Wind Concepts GmbH Place Germany Sector Services, Wind energy Product Joint venture founded by Siemens Project Ventures GmbH (SPV), a subsidiary of Siemens Financial...

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SERI Advanced and Innovative Wind-Energy-Concepts Program  

SciTech Connect

In 1978 the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) was given the responsibility of managing the Advanced and Innovative Wind Energy Concepts (AIWEC) Task by the US Department of Energy (DOE). The objective of this program has been to determine the technical and economic potential of advanced wind energy concepts. Assessment and R and D efforts in the AIWEC program have included theoretical performance analyses, wind tunnel testing, and/or costing studies. Concepts demonstrating sufficient potential undergo prototype testing in a Proof-of-Concept research phase. Several concepts, such as the Dynamic Inducer, the Diffuser Augmented wind Turbine, the Electrofluid Dynamic Wind-Driven Generator, the Passive Cyclic Pitch concept, and higher performance airfoil configurations for vertical axis wind turbines, have recently made significant progress. The latter has currently reached the Proof-of-Concept phase. The present paper provides an overview of the technical progress and current status of these concepts.

Mitchell, R.L.; Jacobs, E.W.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative Confinement Concepts Workshop 2000 (Book of Abstracts)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Nuclear Fusion Reactor Space Propulsion Vehicle Concept forNuclear Fusion Reactor Space Propulsion Vehicle Concept forfusion reactor-based space propulsion system is proposed as

Celata, Christine; Accelerator and Fusion Research Staff

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations  

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Energy Systems Energy Systems Innovations to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center Partnerships Meetings Publications Home Energy Score

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Program on Technology Innovation: Advanced Concepts in Slurry-Fed Low-Rank Coal Gasification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents the results of a Technology Innovation screening study of concepts for improving the performance of slurry-fed gasification combined cycle power plants on low rank coals by using two innovative coal preparation technologies: coal slurries with liquid CO2 as the fluid, and hot water drying. Slurry-fed gasification technologies have a cost advantage over dry-fed systems, but they suffer a large performance penalty when used on low rank coals because of the large fraction of water and ...

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An innovative drilling system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The principal project objectives were the following: To demonstrate the capability of the Ultrashort Radius Radial System to drill and complete multiple horizontal radials in a heavy oil formation which had a production history of thermal operations. To study the effects that horizontal radials have on steam placement at specific elevations and on reducing gravity override. To demonstrate that horizontal radials could be utilized for cyclic production, i.e. for purposes of oil production as well as for steam injection. Each of these objectives was successfully achieved in the project. Early production results indicate that radials positively influenced cyclic performance. This report documents those results. 15 refs., 29 figs., 1 tab.

Nees, J.; Dickinson, E.; Dickinson, W.; Dykstra, H.

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hedgehog Water Contaminant Removal System - Energy Innovation ...  

The in-tank recirculating treatment system reduces the levels of ... Energy Innovation ... laboratory environment which includes the integration and ...

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IGUS Innovative Technische Systeme | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

the condition of rotor blades in wind turbines, including diagnosing the formation of ice on the rotor blades. References IGUS Innovative Technische Systeme1 LinkedIn...

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An innovative concept for deep water oil production platform design  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As more oil and gas are discovered in deep water, the offshore industry has become increasingly interested in the design of deep water offshore production facilities. A new design concept tentatively called FPSOT (Floating Production, Storage and Off loading Tower) is studied in this thesis. Instead of using a single large cylindrical structure as in the spar configuration, the FPSOT utilizes a jacket-type framed structure supported by a buoyancy/storage tank deep below the ocean surface. This new structure concept is suitable for water depths up to 1000 meters or more. 20000 tons of concrete and 67000 tons of oil, serving as ballast, provide a good stability of the structure. The stored oil, used as a ballast, can also be replaced by sea water. The deck and the drilling/production equipment of 10000 tons are supported by a framed structure made of small cylindrical members. Because of the smallness of these cylindrical members, wave forces on the upper structure is very small. The forces on the lower structure (buoyancy/ballast tank), which is deeply submerged, are also small. Thus, the platform will be very stable even in a very severe sea state, with maximum surge and heave motions are less than two meters and the pitch motion is always smaller than one degree. All the natural frequencies are very small (less than 0.055 rd/sec). All the calculations are performed for regular and random waves. It was found that the platform motions were extremely small even in stormy waves as compared to the other platform configurations. A model with a scale 1:60 of this concept has been built and tested in deep water wave at the Offshore Technology Research Center on campus. The experimental and theoretical results are very close. A comparison is performed between this new concept and a spar buoy of same draft, weight, buoyancy and catenary system. The motions of the FPSOT, specially in pitch, are smaller than the spar buoy. Thus, this new concept is proved to be feasible and to be a very interesting approach for the future offshore platform design.

Racine, Florian

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation System Concept of Operations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA), as amended, authorized the DOE to develop and manage a Federal system for the disposal of SNF and HLW. OCRWM was created to manage acceptance and disposal of SNF and HLW in a manner that protects public health, safety, and the environment; enhances national and energy security; and merits public confidence. This responsibility includes managing the transportation of SNF and HLW from origin sites to the Repository for disposal. The Transportation System Concept of Operations is the core high-level OCRWM document written to describe the Transportation System integrated design and present the vision, mission, and goals for Transportation System operations. By defining the functions, processes, and critical interfaces of this system early in the system development phase, programmatic risks are minimized, system costs are contained, and system operations are better managed, safer, and more secure. This document also facilitates discussions and understanding among parties responsible for the design, development, and operation of the Transportation System. Such understanding is important for the timely development of system requirements and identification of system interfaces. Information provided in the Transportation System Concept of Operations includes: the functions and key components of the Transportation System; system component interactions; flows of information within the system; the general operating sequences; and the internal and external factors affecting transportation operations. The Transportation System Concept of Operations reflects OCRWM's overall waste management system policies and mission objectives, and as such provides a description of the preferred state of system operation. The description of general Transportation System operating functions in the Transportation System Concept of Operations is the first step in the OCRWM systems engineering process, establishing the starting point for the lower level descriptions. of subsystems and components, and the Transportation System Requirements Document. Other program and system documents, plans, instructions, and detailed designs will be consistent with and informed by the Transportation System Concept of Operations. The Transportation System Concept of Operations is a living document, enduring throughout the OCRWM systems engineering lifecycle. It will undergo formal approval and controlled revisions as appropriate while the Transportation System matures. Revisions will take into account new policy decisions, new information available through system modeling, engineering investigations, technical analyses and tests, and the introduction of new technologies that can demonstrably improve system performance.

N. Slater-Thompson

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative Confinement Concepts Workshop 2000 (Book of Abstracts)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Concept A. K . Sen Plasma Research Laboratory ColumbiaFisch Institute for Plasma Research Raytheon Company PPPL

Celata, Christine; Accelerator and Fusion Research Staff

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative Confinement Concepts Workshop 2000 (Book of Abstracts)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

McDaniel, and J. P. Quintenz Sandia National Laboratories P.B . Spielman, Craig L . Olson (Sandia National Laboratories,concept are presented. *Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory

Celata, Christine; Accelerator and Fusion Research Staff

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Information systems innovation for environmental sustainability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Human life is dependent upon the natural environment, which, most would agree, is rapidly degrading. Business enterprises are a dominant form of social organization and contribute to the worsening, and enhancement, of the natural environment. Scholars ... Keywords: belief-action-outcome (bao) framework, environment, environmental management system, green, information system, innovation, organization, sustainability

Nigel P. Melville

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Program on Technology Innovation: Advanced Filter Concepts: PMScreen  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI has been developing technologies to enable power generators to meet more stringent particulate matter (PM) emission requirements for units equipped with underperforming electrostatic precipitators (ESPs). PMScreen makes use of novel filter materials and the electrical charging supplied by the ESP to achieve supplemental PM capture at the ESP outlet at minimal pressure drop. This report summarizes results of slipstream proof-of-concept testing at a power plant site.

2009-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative Design Concept for the New Bangkok International Airport, NBIA  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Thermal and visual comfort for the occupants of a room are not defined by air temperature only, but also radiation with its three components solar radiation, daylight and heat radiation has to be taken into account (among other factors such as humidity, air speed and occupant activity and clothing levels). In hot climates the optimization of room comfort is a challenging task due to the high solar radiation over the whole year. In intelligent buildings new material developments are applied optimizing the building envelope in an integral building design process. New solutions for weather, noise and heat protection are developed, where building envelope and installed mechanical equipment work together creating optimal comfort at minimum energy consumption. This approach was used in the design of the New Bangkok International Airport, NBIA to develop an optimized building concept in a design team comprising the architects, structural and mechanical engineers, HVAC, acoustic and climate engineers.

Kessling, W.; Holst, S.; Schuler, M.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power system - Energy Innovation Portal  

The control method may include selecting one of a plurality of modes of operation of the power system. Additionally, the control method may include co ...

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Program on Technology Innovation: New Concepts of Water Conservation Cooling and Water Treatment Technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes 114 proposals received as a result of Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) worldwide solicitations that were distributed in February 2011 and June 2012. The solicitations sought early-stage concepts for innovative power plant water-conserving technologies for cooling, waste heat utilization, and water treatment. The report also highlights 18 cooling proposals from 2011, including 5 funded projects. In addition, it describes current cooling ...

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Wall System Innovations: Familiar Materials, Better Performance  

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

1 1 Wall System Innovation Vladimir Kochkin Joseph Wiehagen April 2013 Wall Innovation Metrics  High R (thermal and air barrier)  High Performance  Durable, structural  Build-able  Low transition risk to builders  50% Building America Goal  ≈ R25+ (CZ 4 and higher) 2 Background  Technologies for high-R walls have been proposed and used for over 25 years  But real market penetration is very low  Often the last EE measure implemented by builders (e.g. E*) 3 Background  High-R wall solutions have not achieved a broad level of standardization and commonality  A large set of methods and materials entered the market  Multiple and conflicting details  Wall characteristics are more critical = RISK 4 New Home Starts -

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Innovative Power Systems | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Power Systems Power Systems Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Innovative Power Systems Name Innovative Power Systems Address 1413 Hunting Valley Road Place St. Paul, Minnesota Zip 55108 Sector Solar Product solar and wind electric systems Year founded 1991 Phone number 612-623-3246 Website http://www.ips-solar.com/Index Coordinates 44.98387°, -93.204646° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":44.98387,"lon":-93.204646,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Co-simulation of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings  

SciTech Connect

Integrated performance simulation of buildings HVAC systems can help in reducing energy consumption and increasing occupant comfort. However, no single building performance simulation (BPS) tool offers sufficient capabilities and flexibilities to analyze integrated building systems and to enable rapid prototyping of innovative building and system technologies. One way to alleviate this problem is to use co-simulation, as an integrated approach to simulation. This article elaborates on issues important for co-simulation realization and discusses multiple possibilities to justify the particular approach implemented in the here described co-simulation prototype. The prototype is validated with the results obtained from the traditional simulation approach. It is further used in a proof-of-concept case study to demonstrate the applicability of the method and to highlight its benefits. Stability and accuracy of different coupling strategies are analyzed to give a guideline for the required coupling time step.

Trcka, Marija; Hensena, Jan L.M.; Wetter, Michael

2010-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative Energy Systems | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Systems Systems Jump to: navigation, search Name Innovative Energy Systems Place Oakfield, New York Zip 14125 Product New York state based company focusing on the recovery of methane gas from landfills. Coordinates 43.68577°, -88.547469° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":43.68577,"lon":-88.547469,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Energy Storage Systems 2007 Peer Review - Innovations in ESS Presentations  

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

Innovations in ESS Innovations in ESS Presentations Energy Storage Systems 2007 Peer Review - Innovations in ESS Presentations The U.S. DOE Energy Storage Systems Program (ESS) held an annual peer review on September 27, 2007 in San Francisco, CA. Eighteen presentations were divided into categories; those related to innovations in energy storage systems are below. Other presentation categories were: Economics - Benefit Studies and Environment Benefit Studies Utility & Commercial Applications of Advanced Energy Storage Systems International Energy Storage Programs Power Electronics ESS 2007 Peer Review - Evaluation of Lead-Carbon Storage Devices for Utility Applications - Enders Dickinson, MeadWestvaco.pdf ESS 2007 Peer Review - High Voltage Electrochemical Capacitor - David

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Experimental Evaluation of Innovative Wall Daylighting Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Daylighting offers the potential to save electrical energy and reduce peak demand for lighting, the major consumer of energy in a variety of buildings. However, widespread adoption of daylighting techniques is hampered by the lack of both daylight resource information and simple, reliable methods of testing daylighting designs. To surmount these obstacles, facilities for collecting illuminance data and for testing small-scale and full-size models have been established. These are (1) an extensively instrumented resource measurement station, (2) a sun angle simulator for exploring the geometries of the sun and the building during the early stages of design, (3) a heliodon to allow detailed illuminance and luminance distribution measurements in scale models, and (4) a rotating test building for quantitative and qualitative assessments of full-scale components. The current research efforts have been using these facilities to seek ways of projecting light admitted through walls deep into interior spaces. Sidelighting systems are of interest because the wall is the only available source of daylight in many commercial buildings. Innovative static and dynamic reflector assemblies have been examined and proven effective. Compared with typical sidelighting designs, the systems examined in this study project light deeper and produce more uniform illuminance across the space.

Place, J. W.; Howard, T. C.; Paulos, S.; Chung, K.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Could the Work System Method Embrace Systems Concepts More Fully?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The work system method was developed iteratively with the overarching goal of helping business professionals understand IT-reliant systems in organizations. It uses general systems concepts selectively, and sometimes implicitly. For example, a work system ...

Steven Alter

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Energy Innovative Systems conference proceedings  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Separate abstracts are included for 20 of the 22 papers presented concerning innovative wind turbines which vary in design from the standard horizontal-axis propellor-type wind turbines. Two papers have been previously included in the data base.

Vas, I. E. [ed.

1979-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Track A - Energy Systems Innovations | Department of Energy  

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

Track A - Energy Systems Innovations Track A - Energy Systems Innovations Track A - Energy Systems Innovations Presentations from Track A, Energy Systems Innovations, of the U.S. Department of Energy Building America program's 2012 Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting are provided below as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. These presentations for this track covered the following topics: Space Conditioning and Hot Water Systems; Options for Insulating Foundations; Mini-split Systems; Heat Pump Water Heaters; Hydronic Heating Control Strategies; and Exterior Insulation Breakthroughs. contractor_accept.pdf testing_water_heating.pdf combined_tankless_wh.pdf upgrade_below_grade.pdf assessing_priorities.pdf industry_perspective.pdf ductless_hp_factory.pdf ductless_heat_pumps_nw.pdf field_eval_hpwh.pdf

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Concept for Management of the Future Electricity System (Smart...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Concept for Management of the Future Electricity System (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name Concept for Management of the Future Electricity System...

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Shared inverter residential photovoltaic system concept  

SciTech Connect

A residential photovoltaic system concept involving a number of separate roof-mounted arrays all connected to a single utility-interactive inverter is proposed and analyzed in comparison to systems employing one inverter for each array. The conclusion of significance is that such shared inverter systems offer a costs savings of approximately 10 percent. It is observed that other substantial benefits might derive from a reduction in the number of tie-in points between distributed generators and the electric utility grid.

Kern, E.C.; Solman, F.J.

1981-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Highlights Commissioning of Innovative Fuel Cell System  

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

Highlights Commissioning of Innovative Fuel Cell Highlights Commissioning of Innovative Fuel Cell System at U.S. Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground Energy Department Highlights Commissioning of Innovative Fuel Cell System at U.S. Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground November 17, 2011 - 4:34pm Addthis The U.S. Department of Energy today recognized the commissioning of an innovative fuel cell system at the United States Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, which will supply the facility with emergency backup power. The four-stack system is one of the first of 18 fuel cells to be installed and operated at military bases across the country under an interagency partnership between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Defense (DOD). A ribbon cutting ceremony held at the base yesterday was led by Major General Nick Justice, Commander of the Army's

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NETL: News Release - Innovative Telemetry System Will Help Tap...  

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

2, 2010 Innovative Telemetry System Will Help Tap Hard-to-Reach Natural Gas Resources Technology Developed by DOE and Industry Partners is Commercialized for Use in the Private...

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Final Report: Technical Support for Innovative Energy Systems the U.S. Chemical Industry -- Innovative Energy Systems Pilot Project - Chemicals Project Integrator  

SciTech Connect

The University of Illinois at Chicago Energy Resources Center (UIC/ERC) was originally selected to carry out the role of project integrator for a planned solicitation calling for proposals for innovative concepts for energy efficient systems in the chemical industry. The selection was made as a result of a DOE Announcement of Funding Opportunity issued by the DOE Golden Field Office. The U.S. DOE, due to funding constraints, decided to change the role of project integrator into one of technical support to DOE and the Vision 2020 Steering Committee in carrying out the oversight and management of the projects selected from the planned innovative concepts solicitation. This project, initiated in April, 2005, was established to provide that technical support to the U.S. DOE Innovative Energy Systems Pilot Project for the US Chemical Industry. In the late summer of 2006, and as a continuation of the baseline technology analysis conducted by UIC/ERC under this project, DOE requested that UIC/ERC assist in the development of technology briefs in support of the DOE Save Energy Now program. The 100 technology briefs developed under this contract were utilized by the Energy Experts as part of their Energy Saving Assessments (ESA).

John Cuttica - Principal Investigator; Dr Steffen Mueller - Lead Engineer

2008-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovation  

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

Innovation Innovation Creating the Next Generation of Government * Make Government Stronger - Transparency * Make Government More Efficient - Participation * Stimulate Economic Growth- Collaboration challenges Solutions * Government as a Platform * Provide services directly to the citizen wherever and whenever * Enabled by Technology Impact - Transparency Impact - Participation Impact - collaboration Tools At Our Disposal Open Government Open Government QuickTime(tm) and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. 4. Data Communities 5. Reviewing Existing Agency Rules * Three grand challenges * 26 projects * One year to complete QuickTime(tm) and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. 1. Launch "We the People"

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Russian Scientists Team with NREL on Innovative Weathering System |  

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

Russian Scientists Team with NREL on Innovative Weathering System Russian Scientists Team with NREL on Innovative Weathering System Russian Scientists Team with NREL on Innovative Weathering System April 1, 2011 - 5:34pm Addthis NREL's Ultra-Accelerated Weathering System tests products for outdoor durability. (left to right), Judy Netter, NREL; Henry Hardcastle, Atlas Material Testing Technology; and Al Lewandowski, Gary Jorgensen and Carl Bingham of NREL. 
| Photo Courtesy of Joe Poellot NREL's Ultra-Accelerated Weathering System tests products for outdoor durability. (left to right), Judy Netter, NREL; Henry Hardcastle, Atlas Material Testing Technology; and Al Lewandowski, Gary Jorgensen and Carl Bingham of NREL. 
| Photo Courtesy of Joe Poellot Ben Squires Analyst, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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Interdisciplinary systems and simulation studies for an innovative undergraduate program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To improve student critical and systems thinking abilities, we propose a simulation-based approach to teach and to conduct interdisciplinary systems studies as a part of an innovative undergraduate program. In this paper, we propose a sequence of simulation ... Keywords: education, interdisciplinary research, systems studies, undergraduate research experience

Anatoly Kurkovsky

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and Exterior Shading Systems  

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Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and Exterior Shading Systems Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and Exterior Shading Systems for Commercial Buildings using High Resolution Luminance Images Title Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and Exterior Shading Systems for Commercial Buildings using High Resolution Luminance Images Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-4417E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Konis, Kyle, Eleanor S. Lee, and Robert D. Clear Call Number LBNL-4417E Abstract The objective of this study was to explore how calibrated high dynamic range (HDR) images (luminance maps) acquired in real world daylit environments can be used to characterize, evaluate, and compare visual comfort conditions of innovative facade shading and light-redirecting systems. Detailed (1536 x 1536 pixel) luminance maps were time-lapse acquired from two view positions in an unoccupied full scale testbed facility. These maps were analyzed using existing visual comfort metrics to quantify how innovative interior and exterior shading systems compare to conventional systems under real sun and sky conditions over a solstice-to-solstice test interval. The results provide a case study in the challenges and potential of methods of visualizing, evaluating and summarizing daily and seasonal variation of visual comfort conditions computed from large sets of image data.

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Annual Cycle Energy System concept and application  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Annual Cycle Energy System (ACES), under development at ERDA's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, promises to provide space heating, air conditioning, and water heating at a significantly lower expenditure of energy than conventional space conditioning and water heating systems. The ACES embodies heat pumping, thermal storage and, where climate dictates, solar assistance. The concept is described, along with variations in design that permit flexibility to maximize energy conservation or to provide load management capabilities. Installations that exist or are under construction are described and variations that are incorporated to meet specific objectives are discussed.

Moyers, J. C.; Hise, E. C.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tropexx Blending System - Energy Innovation Portal  

The Tropexx Blending System is a high-resolution blending system that works with gases, vapors and volatile (readily vaporizable) liquids in addition ...

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AirCore: An Innovative Atmospheric Sampling System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work describes the AirCore, a simple and innovative atmospheric sampling system. The AirCore used in this study is a 150-m-long stainless steel tube, open at one end and closed at the other, that relies on positive changes in ambient ...

Anna Karion; Colm Sweeney; Pieter Tans; Timothy Newberger

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An innovative and sustainable building system using structural insulated panels  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An innovative and sustainable building system using structural insulated panels Researcher: Mrst October 2010 Funding bodies: EPSRC and ErgoHome Ltd. Introduction Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are high performance building panels which are considered to be the next generation of timber

Birmingham, University of

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CARS Control Anomaly Recognition System: System Concept, Requirements, and Specifications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents results of an initial study aimed at defining the system concept, principal requirements, and functional specification for a control anomaly recognition system (CARS) software tool. The purpose of the CARS software system is to assist nuclear power plant operators in the early detection of faults and anomalies in plant control systems before they cause reactor scrams or component damage. The diagnostic capability technology of CARS can support other process industries' applications b...

2002-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Power management system - Energy Innovation Portal  

A method of managing power resources for an electrical system of a vehicle may include identifying enabled power sources from among a plurality of power sources in ...

50

Tropexx Blending System - Home - Energy Innovation Portal  

Process gas-blending system Blending of volatile liquids or gases PATENTS AND AWARDS The Y-12 National Security Complex has

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Vehicle Cooling Systems - Energy Innovation Portal  

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell; Hydropower, Wave and ... The cabin cooling system includes at least one fan to draw the hot air into the cooling duct at a ...

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Program on Technology Innovation: Field Evaluations of Entrained Flow NOx Catalyst Concept  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI has been actively evaluating and developing advanced catalyst concepts for NOx reduction that are more effective and have potential in achieving near zero emissions. The concept called NOMERCTM involves the entrained flow of pulverized SCR catalyst for NOx reduction combined with activated carbon injection for removing mercury from the flue gas stream at coal-fired utilities. The entrained flow removal process is a novel concept and has been proven to work in a previous proof of concept test. This r...

2006-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: News - NREL Expert Honored for Energy Systems Innovations  

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214 214 NREL Expert Honored for Energy Systems Innovations Photo of Dr. Ben Kroposki Dr. Ben Kroposki, director of Energy Systems Integration at NREL. Analyst named to editorial board; green data center and window air conditioning analysis also lauded January 6, 2014 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently won several prestigious awards, including honors for innovations in window air-conditioning efficiency, data sharing, and its energy-efficient computer data center. Ben Kroposki Named 2014 IEEE Fellow Dr. Ben Kroposki, director of Energy Systems Integration at NREL, has been named an IEEE Fellow, recognized for his leadership in renewable and distributed energy systems integration in the electric power sector. Kroposki has led a number of efforts over the last 20 years that have

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Innovative Telemetry System Will Help Tap Hard-to-Reach Natural...  

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

Innovative Telemetry System Will Help Tap Hard-to-Reach Natural Gas Resources Innovative Telemetry System Will Help Tap Hard-to-Reach Natural Gas Resources November 2, 2010 -...

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Novel turbomachinery concepts for highly integrated airframe/propulsion systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Two novel turbomachinery concepts are presented as enablers to advanced flight missions requiring integrated airframe/propulsion systems. The first concept is motivated by thermal management challenges in low-to-high Mach ...

Shah, Parthiv N

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Program on Technology Innovation: Technical Assessment of Grid Shock Absorber Concept  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Grid Shock Absorber is a concept developed by EPRI aiming at increasing robustness and integrity of transmission grids. The report document the results of an initial phase of the concept. The proof study consists of segmenting the Eastern US grid into asynchronous sectors interconnected by voltage source converter-based DC links and back-to-back ties.The reliability benefits of the Concept have been demonstrated by simulation of contingencies that would likely lead to cascading and blackouts. The Grid Sh...

2006-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative technology summary report: Transportable vitrification system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

At the end of the cold war, many of the Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) major nuclear weapons facilities refocused their efforts on finding technically sound, economic, regulatory compliant, and stakeholder acceptable treatment solutions for the legacy of mixed wastes they had produced. In particular, an advanced stabilization process that could effectively treat the large volumes of settling pond and treatment sludges was needed. Based on this need, DOE and its contractors initiated in 1993 the EM-50 sponsored development effort required to produce a deployable mixed waste vitrification system. As a consequence, the Transportable Vitrification System (TVS) effort was undertaken with the primary requirement to develop and demonstrate the technology and associated facility to effectively vitrify, for compliant disposal, the applicable mixed waste sludges and solids across the various DOE complex sites. After 4 years of development testing with both crucible and pilot-scale melters, the TVS facility was constructed by Envitco, evaluated and demonstrated with surrogates, and then successfully transported to the ORNL ETTP site and demonstrated with actual mixed wastes in the fall of 1997. This paper describes the technology, its performance, the technology applicability and alternatives, cost, regulatory and policy issues, and lessons learned.

NONE

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative Systems for Solar Air Conditioning of Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Solar air conditioning is an attractive technology to achieve comfortable room conditions, especially in hot and sunny climates. In particular air conditioning systems based on sorption technologies offer several advantages as they can be designed for a high efficient utilization of solar thermal energy. To show the today's and near future potential innovative solar cooling and air conditioning systems are discussed which are well adapted to the utilization of solar energy. The system performance of each air conditioning system is evaluated under Abu Dhabi design conditions.

Kessling, W.; Peltzer, M.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MPACT Fast Neutron Multiplicity System Design Concepts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents work performed by Idaho National Laboratory and the University of Michigan in fiscal year (FY) 2012 to examine design parameters related to the use of fast-neutron multiplicity counting for assaying plutonium for materials protection, accountancy, and control purposes. This project seeks to develop a new type of neutron-measurement-based plutonium assay instrument suited for assaying advanced fuel cycle materials. Some current-concept advanced fuels contain high concentrations of plutonium; some of these concept fuels also contain other fissionable actinides besides plutonium. Because of these attributes the neutron emission rates of these new fuels may be much higher, and more difficult to interpret, than measurements made of plutonium-only materials. Fast neutron multiplicity analysis is one approach for assaying these advanced nuclear fuels. Studies have been performed to assess the conceptual performance capabilities of a fast-neutron multiplicity counter for assaying plutonium. Comparisons have been made to evaluate the potential improvements and benefits of fast-neutron multiplicity analyses versus traditional thermal-neutron counting systems. Fast-neutron instrumentation, using for example an array of liquid scintillators such as EJ-309, have the potential to either a) significantly reduce assay measurement times versus traditional approaches, for comparable measurement precision values, b) significantly improve assay precision values, for measurement durations comparable to current-generation technology, or c) moderating improve both measurement precision and measurement durations versus current-generation technology. Using the MCNPX-PoliMi Monte Carlo simulation code, studies have been performed to assess the doubles-detection efficiency for a variety of counter layouts of cylindrical liquid scintillator detector cells over one, two, and three rows. Ignoring other considerations, the best detector design is the one with the most detecting volume. However, operational limitations guide a) the maximum acceptable size of each detector cell (due to PSD performance and maximum-acceptable per-channel data throughput rates, limited by pulse pile-up and the processing rate of the electronics components of the system) and b) the affordability of a system due to the number of total channels of data to be collected and processed. As a first estimate, it appears that a system comprised of two rows of detectors 5" ? 3" would yield a working prototype system with excellent performance capabilities for assaying Pu-containing items and capable of handling high signal rates likely when measuring items with Pu and other actinides. However, it is still likely that gamma-ray shielding will be needed to reduce the total signal rate in the detectors. As a first step prior to working with these larger-sized detectors, it may be practical to perform scoping studies using small detectors, such as already-on-hand 3" ? 3" detectors.

D. L. Chichester; S. A. Pozzi; J. L. Dolan; M. T. Kinlaw; A. C. Kaplan; M. Flaska; A. Enqvist; J. T. Johnsom; S. M. Watson

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extending collaboration support systems: making sense in remote innovation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This chapter first examines the role of collaboration and collective learning in regional and industry-wide innovation and how remote innovation--that is, innovation organized through electronic collaboration-could be enhanced by comprehensive computer ...

Thekla Rura-Polley; Ellen Baker

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Innovation Spectrum Home Page  

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Innovation Spectrum Innovation Spectrum Te xt version The scope of NREL's capabilities emulates the nature of the innovation process itself. Moving new technologies from initial concept to commercial application requires a breadth of expertise across the innovation spectrum, encompassing: Fundamental science Market-relevant research Systems integration Testing and validation Commercialization Deployment The NREL innovation spectrum is highly interactive within the laboratory and across other research institutions and private industry. NREL provides the scientific and analytical leadership to guide the innovation process, contributing knowledge and expertise at each stage. Innovation Success Stories Learn more about the spectrum of clean energy innovation and how NREL is creating a future of sustainable energy systems based on clean,

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A rational minor actinide (MA) recycling concept based on innovative oxide fuel with high AM content  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A rational MA recycle concept based on high Am content fuel has been proposed. A design study of an Am- MOX fabrication plant, which is a key facility for the MA recycle concept, has been done and the facility concept was clarified from the viewpoint of basic process viability. Preliminary cost estimation suggested that the total construction cost of the MA recycle facilities including Am-MOX, Np-MOX and MA recovery could be comparable with that of the large scale LWR-MOX fabrication plant required for plutonium in LWR fuel cycle. (authors)

Tanaka, Kenya; Sato, Isamu; Ishii, Tetsuya; Yoshimochi, Hiroshi; Asaga, Takeo [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 4002 Narita-cho, O-arai-machi, Higasiibaraki-gun, Ibaraki-ken, 311-1393 (Japan); Kurosaki, Ken [Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita-shi, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adapting Decisions, Optimizing Facts and Predicting Figures: Can Convergence of Concepts, Tools, Technologies and Standards Catalyze Innovation?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Managing uncertainty is key in decision systems, such as supply chain management or military readiness. We propose a reasonable confluence of existing concepts, tools, technologies and standards that may, collectively, ...

Datta, Shoumen

2008-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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ICT-integrated education and national innovation systems in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The widespread use and availability of information and communication technologies (ICT) has greatly impacted how nations conceptualize innovation and the ways formal mass education can be used to advance socio-political and economic agendas. The Gulf ... Keywords: Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Information and communication technology (ICT), National education systems, National innovation systems (NIS), Research development and innovation (RDI)

Alexander W. Wiseman; Emily Anderson

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Promoting green ICT in China: A framework based on innovation system approaches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Green ICT is a key enabler of a green economy. To aid policy makers in promoting green ICT at the national level, this paper proposes a comprehensive understanding of green ICT from the perspective of green innovation and develops an analytical framework ... Keywords: Environmental sustainability, Green ICT, Green innovation, Innovation system, System failure

Jing Zhang; Xiong-Jian Liang

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative  

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and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment The INCITE program provides awards of time on the Oak Ridge and Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (LCF) high performance computer systems for researchers to pursue transformational advances in science and technology. If you answer yes to the following questions, INCITE may be right for you. To begin the process, submit an RFI: http://hpc.science.doe.gov/allocations/incite Is your science campaign outpacing the computing resources available to you? Do you have a long-term vision for your research campaign, over a period of years rather than months? Can you effectively use an INCITE-sized award, more than twenty million core-hours? INCITE INCITE issues an annual call for proposals of high-impact,

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Formal concept analysis and lattice-valued Chu systems  

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This paper links formal concept analysis (FCA) both to order-theoretic developments in the theory of Galois connections and to Chu spaces or systems viewed as a common rubric for both topological systems and systems arising from predicate transformers ... Keywords: (L-)Chu system, (L-)Topological system, (L-)formal context interchange, Formal (L-)concept/( L-)preconcept/(L-)protoconcept, Formal (L-)context, Galois connection

Jeffrey T. Denniston; Austin Melton; Stephen E. Rodabaugh

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An evaluation of some innovative fragmentation systems for oil shale  

SciTech Connect

This report describes a large-scale underground mining method, large-hole stoping, using some innovative fragmentation systems (buffer blasting, continuous loading/hauling, and mechanical miners for development). This study includes a literature review and an experimental study of one of the key design factors--buffer blasting. The purpose of the buffer-blasting experiments is to examine the swell that is necessary to achieve satisfactory fragmentation results. The study also includes a technical and economic evaluation of the new mining method compared with conventional room and pillar mining. The purpose of this study is to examine innovative methods that exist today and may provide a more efficient mining system than that currently used. Note that this is a conceptual study, and that the mining for the two mine designs were compared using a daily production rate of 75,000 tones per day. This amount was chosen because it is the maximum amount possible for a rubber-tired room and pillar operation with only a one-shaft complex.

Hieta, M.; Hustrulid, W.A. (Western Research Inst., Laramie, WY (United States))

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Workshop on innovation in materials processing and manufacture: Exploratory concepts for energy applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The goal of the workshop was to bring together industrial, academic, and DOE Laboratory personnel to discuss and identify potential areas for which creative, innovative, and/or multidisciplinary solutions could result in major payoffs for the nation`s energy economy, DOE, and industry. The topics emphasized in these discussions were: surfaces and interfacial processing technologies, biomolecular materials, powder/precursor technologies, magnetic materials, nanoscale materials, novel ceramics and composites, novel intermetallics and alloys, environmentally benign materials, and energy efficiency. The workshop had a 2-day format. One the first day, there was an introductory session that summarized future directions within DOE`s basic and materials technology programs, and the national studies on manufacturing and materials science and engineering. The balance of the workshop was devoted to brainstorming sessions by seven working groups. During the first working group session, the entire group was divided to discuss topics on: challenges for hostile environments, novel materials in transportation technologies, novel nanoscale materials, and opportunities in biomolecular materials. For the second session, the entire group (except for the working group on biomolecular materials) was reconfigured into new working groups on: alternative pathways to energy efficiency, environmentally benign materials and processes, and waste treatment and reduction: a basic sciences approach. This report contains separate reports from each of the seven working groups.

Horton, L.L. [comp.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative production system goes in off Ivory Coast  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The phased field development of the Lion and Panthere fields, offshore the Ivory Coast, includes a small floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) tanker with minimal processing capability as an early oil production system (EPS). For the long-term production scheme, the FPSO will be replaced by a converted jack up mobile offshore production system (MOPS) with full process equipment. The development also includes guyed-caisson well platforms, pipeline export for natural gas to fuel an onshore power plant, and a floating storage and offloading (FSO) tanker for oil export. Pipeline export for oil is a future possibility. This array of innovative strategies and techniques seldom has been brought together in a single project. The paper describes the development plan, early oil, jack up MOPS, and transport and installation.

Childers, M. [Oceaneering Production Systems, Houston, TX (United States); Barnes, J. [Paragon Engineering Services Inc., Houston, TX (United States)]|[UMC Petroleum Corp., Houston, TX (United States)

1995-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

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An implementation of co-simulation for performance prediction of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and Judkoff, R. 2002. IEA HVAC BESTEST volume 1, Technicaland Judkoff, R. 2004. IEA HVAC BESTEST volume 2, TechnicalOF INNOVATIVE INTEGRATED HVAC SYSTEMS IN BUILDINGS Marija

Trcka, Marija

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual Fuel Conversion System for Diesel Engines: Inventions and Innovation Project Fact Sheet  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Project fact sheet written for the Inventions and Innovation Program about a new dual fuel conversion system allows diesel fuel switching with clean burning natural gas.

Wogsland, J.

2001-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Biogas in the United Kingdom & Sweden - A Technological Innovation System Based Analysis.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? The production of biogas via anaerobic digestion is an effective technology for converting organic waste into renewable fuel. Using the Technological Innovation System (TIS) (more)

Gordon, Niall

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System Design - Lessons Learned, Generic Concepts, Characteristics...  

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A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. 20 Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell System Hot Box MCFC Stack Fuel Cell Characteristics *Manufacturer: Manufacturer: Fuel...

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Photovoltaic systems concept study. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The work performed in the conceptual design and systems analysis of three sizes of photovoltaic solar electric power systems is contained in five volumes consisting of nine sections plus appendices. Separate abstracts were prepared for the two sections in this volume. (MHR)

Not Available

1977-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of solar desiccant systems and concepts  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A new approach to modeling desiccant systems has been developed. Computer programs for predicting the performance silica gel beds in single-blow situations and in cyclically operating desiccant cooling systems have been written (DESSIM). The single-blow model has been validated and shows excellent agreement with experimental data from SERI's desiccant test lab. Experimental data published by Koh are shown along with the corresponding prediction using DESSIM.

Barlow, R.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Program on Technology Innovation: Advanced Concepts in Slurry Fed Low Rank Coal Gasification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document reports on experimental and theoretical analyses of low rank coal/liquid CO2 slurries (LRC/CO2(l)). The results showed that viscosities of LRC/CO2(l) were much lower than for LRC/water slurries of similar coal concentrations and higher coal concentrations could be obtained for liquid CO2 slurries than for water-based slurries at flow conditions typical of industrial scale gasification systems. ASPENplus analyses of a typical integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) system showed no del...

2009-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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NAWTEC16-1947 Innovative Concepts of High-Efficiency EfW Plants  

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® are registered trademarks in some countries conditions (air or water condensers), thermal cycles (intermediate superheating, external superheating, 2 or 3 pressure systems), in-plant consumption (SNCR/SCR, excess air rate available close to the location of heat and power consumption in towns and densely populated areas

Columbia University

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Innovative coke oven gas cleaning system for retrofit applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The coke plant at the Sparrows Point Plant consist of three coke oven batteries and two coal chemical plants. The by-product coke oven gas (COG) consists primarily of hydrogen, methane, carbon monoxide, nitrogen and contaminants consisting of tars, light oils (benzene, toluene, and xylene) hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, water vapor and other hydrocarbons. This raw coke oven gas needs to be cleaned of most of its contaminants before it can be used as a fuel at other operations at the Sparrows Point Plant. In response to environmental concerns, BSC decided to replace much of the existing coke oven gas treatment facilities in the two coal chemical Plants (A and B) with a group of technologies consisting of: Secondary Cooling of the Coke oven Gas; Hydrogen Sulfide Removal; Ammonia Removal; Deacification of Acid Gases Removed; Ammonia Distillation and Destruction; and, Sulfur Recovery. This combination of technologies will replace the existing ammonia removal system, the final coolers, hydrogen sulfide removal system and the sulfur recovery system. The existing wastewater treatment, tar recovery and one of the three light oil recovery systems will continue to be used to support the new innovative combination of COG treatment technologies.

Not Available

1992-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic systems concept study. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The following appendices are included: economic theory, electric utilities, and peak load pricing; evaluating the total cost of an on-site solar energy system; derivation of PEPS cost model; PEPS economic analysis model; scenarios; the effect of governmental ''subsidies'' on the nuclear power industry; discussion of energy industry subsidies; extension of the Hottel-Whillier-Bliss model to the analysis of combined photovoltaic/thermal flat plate collectors; analysis of solar-augmented rock-bed/heat pump system; TRNSYS results for Washington, D.C. residence with air collectors, rock-bed storage, and parallel Airesearch heat pump; tabulation of electrical loads for Phoenix, Riverside, and Cleveland using a simplified hourly method; evaporative air coolers; cooling efficiency and electrical consumption; and Hoover Dam operation. (MHR)

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1977-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of solar-geothermal hybrid system concepts  

SciTech Connect

Studies were conducted to assess the technical and economic merits and limitations of advanced solar-geothermal hybrid electric power plant concepts. Geothermal resource characteristics and technologies were reviewed to determine the best possible ways of combining solar and geothermal technologies into a hybrid operation. Potential hybrid system concepts are defined and their performance, resource usage, and economics are assessed relative to the individual solar and geothermal resource development techniques. Key results are presented.

Mathur, P.N.

1979-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Artillery Ammunition Processing System (FAAPS) concept evaluation study  

SciTech Connect

The Field Artillery Ammunition Processing System (FAAPS) is an initiative to introduce a palletized load system (PLS) that is transportable with an automated ammunition processing and storage system for use on the battlefield. System proponents have targeted a 20% increase in the ammunition processing rate over the current operation while simultaneously reducing the total number of assigned field artillery battalion personnel by 30. The overall objective of the FAAPS Project is the development and demonstration of an improved process to accomplish these goals. The initial phase of the FAAPS Project and the subject of this study is the FAAPS concept evaluation. The concept evaluation consists of (1) identifying assumptions and requirements, (2) documenting the process flow, (3) identifying and evaluating technologies available to accomplish the necessary ammunition processing and storage operations, and (4) presenting alternative concepts with associated costs, processing rates, and manpower requirements for accomplishing the operation. This study provides insight into the achievability of the desired objectives.

Kring, C.T.; Babcock, S.M.; Watkin, D.C.; Oliver, R.P.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of environmentally advanced hydropower turbine system design concepts  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A team worked together on the development of environmentally advanced hydro turbine design concepts to reduce hydropower`s impact on the environment, and to improve the understanding of the technical and environmental issues involved, in particular, with fish survival as a result of their passage through hydro power sites. This approach brought together a turbine design and manufacturing company, biologists, a utility, a consulting engineering firm and a university research facility, in order to benefit from the synergy of diverse disciplines. Through a combination of advanced technology and engineering analyses, innovative design concepts adaptable to both new and existing hydro facilities were developed and are presented. The project was divided into 4 tasks. Task 1 investigated a broad range of environmental issues and how the issues differed throughout the country. Task 2 addressed fish physiology and turbine physics. Task 3 investigated individual design elements needed for the refinement of the three concept families defined in Task 1. Advanced numerical tools for flow simulation in turbines are used to quantify characteristics of flow and pressure fields within turbine water passageways. The issues associated with dissolved oxygen enhancement using turbine aeration are presented. The state of the art and recent advancements of this technology are reviewed. Key elements for applying turbine aeration to improve aquatic habitat are discussed and a review of the procedures for testing of aerating turbines is presented. In Task 4, the results of the Tasks were assembled into three families of design concepts to address the most significant issues defined in Task 1. The results of the work conclude that significant improvements in fish passage survival are achievable.

Franke, G.F.; Webb, D.R.; Fisher, R.K. Jr. [Voith Hydro, Inc. (United States)] [and others

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative Distributed Power Grid Interconnection and Control Systems: Final Report, December 11, 2000 - August 30, 2005  

SciTech Connect

The contract goal was to further advance distributed generation in the marketplace by making installations more cost-effective and compatible with existing systems. This was achieved by developing innovative grid interconnection and control systems.

DePodesta, K.; Birlingmair, D.; West, R.

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concept for Management of the Future Electricity System (Smart Grid  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Concept for Management of the Future Electricity System (Smart Grid Concept for Management of the Future Electricity System (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name Concept for Management of the Future Electricity System Country Denmark Coordinates 56.26392°, 9.501785° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":56.26392,"lon":9.501785,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Systems analysis and futuristic designs of advanced biofuel factory concepts.  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. is addicted to petroleum--a dependency that periodically shocks the economy, compromises national security, and adversely affects the environment. If liquid fuels remain the main energy source for U.S. transportation for the foreseeable future, the system solution is the production of new liquid fuels that can directly displace diesel and gasoline. This study focuses on advanced concepts for biofuel factory production, describing three design concepts: biopetroleum, biodiesel, and higher alcohols. A general schematic is illustrated for each concept with technical description and analysis for each factory design. Looking beyond current biofuel pursuits by industry, this study explores unconventional feedstocks (e.g., extremophiles), out-of-favor reaction processes (e.g., radiation-induced catalytic cracking), and production of new fuel sources traditionally deemed undesirable (e.g., fusel oils). These concepts lay the foundation and path for future basic science and applied engineering to displace petroleum as a transportation energy source for good.

Chianelli, Russ; Leathers, James; Thoma, Steven George; Celina, Mathias Christopher; Gupta, Vipin P.

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative Systems Engineering Solar LLC ISE Solar LLC | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Solar LLC ISE Solar LLC Solar LLC ISE Solar LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name Innovative Systems Engineering Solar LLC (ISE Solar LLC) Place Warminster, Pennsylvania Zip 18974-1454 Sector Solar Product US-based manufacturer of vacuum deposition equipment for thin-film amorphous silicon products; offers management and operation of thin-film solar plants. Coordinates 40.205459°, -75.100077° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.205459,"lon":-75.100077,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Knowledge Innovation System and Customer Impact of Knowledge-Intensive Business Services  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Following the development of economy, the service industry has already exceeded the manufacturing industry and has been one country's leading industry. Providing knowledge is the service way of Knowledge-Intensive business services (KIBS). KIBS are the ... Keywords: knowledge-intensive business service, knowledge innovation, innovation system, customer influence

Jun Tao

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-Time Middleware Concepts for Automating the Development of Distributed Embedded Control Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Developing distributed hard real-time applications is a complex endeavor. This paper presents two orthogonal and complementary approaches and their integration --- Giotto and the AOCS framework. Each of these approaches by itself leads to significant efficiency gains in the development of the software for embedded control systems. Giotto allows the high-level, platform independent specification of the timing behavior of possibly distributed embedded control applications with hard real-time requirements. It represents an innovative middleware concept for this category of applications which strictly separates platform-independent functionality and timing concerns from platform-dependent scheduling and communication issues. Giotto leaves open how the functionality of an application is implemented. Ideally, this should be done by reusing components 1 targeted at real-time control systems. In this spirit, the AOCS framework 2 project defines and implements a set of reusable object-orien...

T.B. Brown; T.A. Henzinger; C.M. Kirsch; A. Pasetti; W. Pree

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative Telemetry System Will Help Tap Hard-to-Reach Natural Gas  

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

Innovative Telemetry System Will Help Tap Hard-to-Reach Natural Gas Innovative Telemetry System Will Help Tap Hard-to-Reach Natural Gas Resources Innovative Telemetry System Will Help Tap Hard-to-Reach Natural Gas Resources November 2, 2010 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - The commercialization of an innovative telemetry communications system developed through a U.S. Department of Energy research program will help U.S. producers tap previously hard-to-reach natural gas resources deep underground, resulting in access to additional supplies that will help enhance national energy security. The patented, proprietary Sharewell L.P. EM-MWD electromagnetic (EM) telemetry system was initially developed by the Office of Fossil Energy's (FE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and E-Spectrum Technologies of San Antonio, Texas, under a four-year, cost-shared

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Program on Technology Innovation: Cladding and Structural Materials for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This EPRI technical update gives an overview of the initial work being done under a 3-year research program on cladding and structural materials for advanced nuclear energy systems. This research is part of EPRI's Program on Technology Innovation.

2008-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

92

Chinas Defense Innovation System:Making the Wheels Spin  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

No. 23 September 2011 Chinas Defense Innovation System:approach. Modeled on Chinas commercial-sector economicrealizing an effective DIS, China is laying the foundation

Walsh, Kathleen A; Francis, Ed

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

EIS-0284: Low-Emission Boiler System (LEBS) Proof-of-Concept...  

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

4: Low-Emission Boiler System (LEBS) Proof-of-Concept System, Elkhart, Illinois EIS-0284: Low-Emission Boiler System (LEBS) Proof-of-Concept System, Elkhart, Illinois Summary This...

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Thermal processing system concepts and considerations for RWMC buried waste  

SciTech Connect

This report presents a preliminary determination of ex situ thermal processing system concepts and related processing considerations for application to remediation of transuranic (TRU)-contaminated buried wastes (TRUW) at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC) of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). Beginning with top-level thermal treatment concepts and requirements identified in a previous Preliminary Systems Design Study (SDS), a more detailed consideration of the waste materials thermal processing problem is provided. Anticipated waste stream elements and problem characteristics are identified and considered. Final waste form performance criteria, requirements, and options are examined within the context of providing a high-integrity, low-leachability glass/ceramic, final waste form material. Thermal processing conditions required and capability of key systems components (equipment) to provide these material process conditions are considered. Information from closely related companion study reports on melter technology development needs assessment and INEL Iron-Enriched Basalt (IEB) research are considered. Five potentially practicable thermal process system design configuration concepts are defined and compared. A scenario for thermal processing of a mixed waste and soils stream with essentially no complex presorting and using a series process of incineration and high temperature melting is recommended. Recommendations for applied research and development necessary to further detail and demonstrate the final waste form, required thermal processes, and melter process equipment are provided.

Eddy, T.L.; Kong, P.C.; Raivo, B.D.; Anderson, G.L.

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Wireless Innovations as Enablers for Complex & Dynamic Artificial Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Scientific and technological innovations of the last few decades in the field of wireless telecommunications and networking have enabled a wide area of applications and services in healthcare, transportation, environmental protection, infotainment, industrial ... Keywords: Biology inspired, Cognitive network, Cognitive radio, Environmental risk management, ITS, Industrial automation, Intelligent city, MANET, MANET capacity, Middleware, Mobile sensor networks, Nanotechnology, Pervasive health, Physics inspired, Sensor network programming, Telematics, VANET, VSN, WSN, Wireless communications, Wireless networks

Spyridon Vassilaras; Gregory S. Yovanof

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

EIS-0284: Low-Emission Boiler System (LEBS) Proof-of-Concept System,  

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

4: Low-Emission Boiler System (LEBS) Proof-of-Concept 4: Low-Emission Boiler System (LEBS) Proof-of-Concept System, Elkhart, Illinois EIS-0284: Low-Emission Boiler System (LEBS) Proof-of-Concept System, Elkhart, Illinois Summary This EIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts of a proposal by Babcock Borsig Power to design, construct, and operate an advanced pulverized coal-fired power facility using a low emission boiler system (LEBS) at Elkhart, Illinois. Public Comment Opportunities None available at this time. Documents Available for Download February 29, 2008 EIS-0284: Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement Implementation of the Low-Emission Boiler System (LEBS) Proof-of-Concept System, Elkhart, Illinois March 5, 2004 EIS-0284: EPA Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact

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Bioenergy systems report. April 1984: innovations in biogas systems and technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A comprehensive review of recent innovations in the design and operation of biogas systems is presented. The report contains information on about sixty distinct designs for biogas plants. These include plants designed for use by individual families, larger farm plants, plants used for the digestion of agroindustrial residues, and plants producing or recovering biogas from human wastes and residues. Some have been designed for use in developing countries; others have been used primarily in developed countries but may involve design elements that could be utilized in developing countries.

Mahin, D.B.

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Innovation-Driven Growth  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... etc.); Continuous Improvement; E3 and environmental sustainable work; Innovation Engineering Management System; Strategic ...

2013-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

99

Preliminary systems design study assessment report. Volume 7, Subsystem concepts  

SciTech Connect

The System Design Study (SDS), part of the Waste Technology Development Department at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), examined techniques available for the remediation of hazardous and transuranic waste stored at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex`s Subsurface Disposal Area at the INEL. Using specific technologies, system concepts for treating the buried waste and the surrounding contaminated soil were evaluated. Evaluation included implementability, effectiveness, and cost. The SDS resulted in the development of technology requirements including demonstration, testing, and evaluation activities needed for implementing each. This volume contains the descriptions and other relevant information of the four subsystems required for most of the ex situ processing systems. This volume covers the metal decontamination and sizing subsystem, soils processing subsystem, low-level waste subsystem, and retrieval subsystem.

Mayberry, J.L.; Feizollahi, F.; Del Signore, J.C.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Electric Bike Sharing--System Requirements and Operational Concepts  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Bike sharing is an exciting new model of public-private transportation provision that has quickly emerged in the past five years. Technological advances have overcome hurdles of early systems and cities throughout the globe are adopting this model of transportation service. Electric bikes have simultaneously gained popularity in many regions of the world and some have suggested that shared electric bikes could provide an even higher level of service compared to existing systems. There are several challenges that are unique to shared electric bikes: electric-assisted range, recharging protocol, and bike and battery checkout procedures. This paper outlines system requirements to successfully develop and deploy an electric bike sharing system, focusing on system architecture, operational concepts, and battery management. Although there is little empirical evidence, electric bike sharing could be feasible, depending on demand and battery management, and can potentially improve the utility of existing bike sharing systems. Under most documented bike sharing use scenarios, electric bike battery capacity is insufficient for a full day of operation, depending on recharging protocol. Off-board battery management is a promising solution to address this problem. Off-board battery management can also support solar recharging. Future pilot tests will be important and allow empirical evaluation of electric bikesharing system performance. (auth)

Cherry, Christopher; Worley, Stacy; Jordan, David

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Advanced Turbine Systems Program industrial system concept development  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Solar approached Phase II of ATS program with the goal of 50% thermal efficiency. An intercolled and recuperated gas turbine was identified as the ultimate system to meet this goal in a commercial gas turbine environment. With commercial input from detailed market studies and DOE`s ATS program, Solar redefined the company`s proposed ATS to fit both market and sponsor (DOE) requirements. Resulting optimized recuperated gas turbine will be developed in two sizes, 5 and 15 MWe. It will show a thermal efficiency of about 43%, a 23% improvement over current industrial gas turbines. Other ATS goals--emissions, RAMD (reliability, availability, maintainability, durability), cost of power--will be met or exceeded. During FY95, advanced development of key materials, combustion and component technologies proceeded to the point of acceptance for inclusion in ATS Phase III.

Gates, S.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

102

Implementation of a testing and diagnostic concept for an NPP reactor protection system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the concept and practical realization of the testing and diagnostic methodology for a reactor protection system in a nuclear power plant. The test concept utilizes the highly redundant nature of these systems to conduct tests during ...

Tams Bartha; Istvn Varga; Alexandros Soumelidis; Gza Szab

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Innovative bidirectional video-goniophotometer for advanced fenestration systems.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Efficient collection and redistribution of the direct and diffuse components of daylight in buildings remains a major objective of advanced fenestration systems. Such systems, including (more)

Andersen, Marilyne

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Innovative bidirectional video-goniophotometer for advanced fenestration systems.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Efficient collection and redistribution of the direct and diffuse components of daylight in buildings remains a major objective of advanced fenestration systems. Such systems, including (more)

Andersen, Marilyne

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Satellite power system. Concept development and evaluation program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Reference System description emphasizes technical and operational information required in support of environmental, socioeconomic, and comparative assessment studies. Supporting information has been developed according to a guideline of implementing two 5 GW SPS systems per year for 30 years beginning with an initial operational data of 2000 and with SPS's being added at the rate of two per year (10 GW/year) until 2030. The Reference System concept, which features gallium--aluminum--arsenide (GaAlAs) and silicon solar cell options, is described in detail. The concept utilizes a planar solar array (about 55 km/sup 2/) built on a graphite fiber reinforced thermoplastic structure. The silicon array uses a concentration ratio of one (no concentration), whereas the GaAlAs array uses a concentration ratio of two. A one-kilometer diameter phased array microwave antenna is mounted on one end. The antenna uses klystrons as power amplifiers with slotted waveguides as radiating elements. The satellite is constructed in geosynchronous orbit in a six-month period. The ground receiving stations (rectenna) are completed during the same time period. The other two major components of an SPS program are (1) the construction bases in space and launch and mission control bases on earth and (2) fleets of various transportation vehicles that support the construction and maintenance operations of the satellites. These transportation vehicles include Heavy Lift Launch Vehicles (HLLV), Personnel Launch Vehicles (PLV), Cargo Orbit Transfer Vehicles (COTV), and Personnel Orbit Transfer Vehicles (POTV). The earth launch site chosen is the Kennedy Space Center, pending further study.

Not Available

1978-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Satellite power system concept development and evaluation program system definition technical assessment report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The results of the system definition studies conducted by NASA as a part of the Department of Energy/National Aeronautics and Space Administration SPS Concept Development and Evaluation Program are summarized. The purpose of the system definition efforts was to identify and define candidate SPS concepts and to evaluate the concepts in terms of technical and cost factors. Although the system definition efforts consisted primarily of evaluation and assessment of alternative technical approaches, a reference system was also defined to facilitate economic, environmental, and societal assessments by the Department of Energy. This reference system was designed to deliver 5 GW of electrical power to the utility grid. Topics covered include system definition; energy conversion and power management; power transmission and reception; structures, controls, and materials; construction and operations; and space transportation.

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1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RANKINE CYCLE WASTE HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM - Energy Innovation Portal  

This disclosure relates to a waste heat recovery (WHR) system and to a system and method for regulation of a fluid inventory in a condenser and a receiver of a ...

108

Hybrid power management system and method - Energy Innovation ...  

Solar Photovoltaic; Solar Thermal; Startup America; Vehicles and Fuels; ... Space power systems; Technology Status. Development Stage Availability Published Last Updated;

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Battery State of Health Assessment System - Energy Innovation ...  

Described herein are systems and methods for accurately characterizing thermodynamic and materials properties of electrodes and electrochemical energy storage and ...

110

RAPID-CURE COATINGS SYSTEM - Home - Energy Innovation Portal  

Technology Marketing Summary The Naval Research Laboratory has developed a durable, rapid cure coatings system that is designed for harsh ...

111

Program on Technology Innovation: Redesign of the Alden/Concepts NREC Helical Turbine for Increased Power Density and Fish Survival  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A pilot version of the Alden / Concepts NREC hydroturbine successfully reduced fish mortality, but did not produce enough power to be commercially competitive. This report describes the development of a new design for the scroll case of the turbine that doubles the flow without increasing the footprint of the scroll case. Increasing the flow through the turbine increases the power that may be extracted by the runner.

2007-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

112

Innovative Lighting-Control and Demand-Response Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This EPRI technical update continues the technical assessment of modern lighting-control and demand-response (DR) systems in the following product areas: programmable timer switches, scalable lighting-control systems, Zigbee-based add-on control systems, and Z-Wavebased lighting controllers. This research helps to demonstrate that there is a wide variety of advanced lighting controls entering the marketplace each year, and it describes how they respond to a range of DR and power-quality ...

2013-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

113

Innovative energy harvesting technology for wireless bridge monitoring systems.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Energy harvesting is a promising and evolving field of research capable of supplying power to systems in a broad range of applications. In particular, the (more)

Weaver, Jason Michael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Passive cooling system for a vehicle - Energy Innovation Portal  

The passive cooling system includes one or more heat pipes (112) having an evaporator section ... Building Energy Efficiency; ... Solar Thermal; Startup America;

115

The Role of the US National Innovation System in the ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Solid Oxide chemical plant-type systems ... building larger electric plants, which produced ... Non- Green Technologies Coal-Fired Electricity Generation ...

2005-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

116

Abstract--The distribution system provides major opportunities for smart grid concepts. One way to approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 Abstract-- The distribution system provides major opportunities for smart grid concepts. One way blackout [1]. The distribution system provides major opportunities for smart grid concepts. Public policies a high level of robustness. VII. CONCLUSIONS An alternative to smart grid concepts using many DER units

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Mobile integrated temporary utility system. Innovative technology summary report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Mobile Integrated Temporary Utility System (MITUS) integrates portable electrical power along with communications and emergency alarm and lighting capabilities to provide safe, centralized power to work areas that need to be de-energized for decommissioning work. MITUS consists of a portable unit substation; up to twenty portable kiosks that house the power receptacles, communications, and emergency alarm and lighting systems; and a central communications unit. This system makes sequential decommissioning efforts efficient and cost-effective by allowing the integrated system to remain intact while being moved to subsequent work sites. Use of the MITUS also eliminates the need to conduct zero-energy tests and implement associated lock-out/tag-out procedures at partially de-energized facilities. Since the MITUS is a designed system, it can be customized to accommodate unique facility conditions simply by varying kiosks and transformer configurations. The MITUS is an attractive alternate to the use of portable generators with stand-alone communications and emergency system. It is more cost-effective than upgrading or reconfiguring existing power distribution systems.

NONE

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Architectural innovation, functional emergence diversification in engineering systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The evolution of the architecture of long-lived complex socio-technical systems have important consequences and can happen in unexpected ways. This dissertation explores this question through the study of the architectural ...

Osorio Urza, Carlos A. (Carlos Alberto), 1968-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Design of innovative dynamic systems for seismic response mitigation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Rocking wall systems consist of shear walls, laterally connected to a building, that are moment-released in their strong plane. Their purpose is to mitigate seismic structural response by constraining a building primarily ...

Seymour, Douglas (Douglas Benjamin)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Small Business Innovation Research Award Success Story: Proton Energy Systems  

Fuel Cell Technologies Publication and Product Library (EERE)

This success story describes Proton Energy Systems, a small business that designs and manufactures proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis sytems to produce hydrogen from water. The U.S. Departmen

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121

The Brazilian Pension System from an innovative perspective  

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The demographic changes and the growth in expenses of the social security make the current pension system in Brazil unsustainable, creating opportunities for the complementary fund industry. This work discusses the current ...

Bottino, Felipe

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

SPR-8 multi-mega watt space power system (MMW-SPS) concept description and concept refinement plan  

SciTech Connect

The SPR-8 MMW-SPS concept can satisfy both continuous and burst mode power requirements. At 10 MWe continuous mode power for 5 yr and 75 MWe burst mode power for 200 sec, the SPR-8 concept can power radar systems for detecting ballistic missile launchings and for discriminating between warheads and decoys. When enemy action is detected the SPR-8 MMW-SPS can power a rail gun, free electron laser, or particle beam and destroy the missile in the boost phase or warheads in space flight. The SPR-8 concept is based on the SPR-6 system (ref. 1) for providing continuous mode power. The system uses a fast UN-fueled, lithium-cooled reactor. Heat is transferred from the lithium coolant to potassium in a shell and tube heat exchanger-boiler. Potassium vapor is expanded through a turbine in a saturated Rankine cycle. After passing through the turbine the potassium is condensed in a compact heat exchanger by transferring heat to the radiator working fluid. An advanced radiator design is envisioned. Much work will be required in radiator technology to achieve low mass and plan form. For completeness of the SPR-8 system concept, a charged liquid droplet radiator is assumed but other types should be considered. Mechanical pumps are used for simplicity, but other types should be considered. A block diagram of the SPR-8 system is given.

Walter, C.E.

1985-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

123

Practical and theoretical innovations in multi-agent systems research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

1 IntroductionUKMAS has now been running for six years, in 1996 and 1997 under the heading of FoMAS (Foundations of Multi-Agent Systems) both organised by Michael Luck at Warwick University and then subsequently in its current incarnation, UKMAS, ...

Mark D'inverno; Michael Luck; Ukmas Ukmas

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Information and Knowledge Perspectives in Systems Engineering and Management for Innovation and Productivity Through Enterprise Resource Planning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article provides an overview of perspectives associated with information and knowledge resource management in systems engineering and systems management in accomplishing enterprise resource planning for enhanced innovation and productivity. Accordingly, ...

Stephen V. Stephenson; Andrew P. Sage

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Basement Insulation Systems  

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

Efficient Efficient and durable construction practices are critical for basements because basements can account for 10% to 30% of a home's total heat loss and provide significant risk of moisture problems due to extensive cold surfaces at the walls and slab. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices 1.1 Building Science Solutions Basement Insulation Systems Building America research has provided essential guidance for one of the most challenging construction assemblies in cold-climate high-performance homes. Basements can easily develop mold, rot, and odor problems if not designed properly. Building America researchers have investigated basement insulation systems that keep the space dry, healthy, and odor-free. These systems effectively address the

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A Systems Biology Approach to Infectious Disease Research: Innovating the Pathogen-Host Research Paradigm  

SciTech Connect

The 20th century was marked by extraordinary advances in our understanding of microbes and infectious disease, but pandemics remain, food and water borne illnesses are frequent, multi-drug resistant microbes are on the rise, and the needed drugs and vaccines have not been developed. The scientific approaches of the pastincluding the intense focus on individual genes and proteins typical of molecular biologyhave not been sufficient to address these challenges. The first decade of the 21st century has seen remarkable innovations in technology and computational methods. These new tools provide nearly comprehensive views of complex biological systems and can provide a correspondingly deeper understanding of pathogen-host interactions. To take full advantage of these innovations, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases recently initiated the Systems Biology Program for Infectious Disease Research. As participants of the Systems Biology Program we think that the time is at hand to redefine the pathogen-host research paradigm.

Aderem, Alan; Adkins, Joshua N.; Ansong, Charles; Galagan, James; Kaiser, Shari; Korth, Marcus J.; Law, G. L.; McDermott, Jason E.; Proll, Sean; Rosenberger, Carrie; Schoolnik, Gary; Katze, Michael G.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FEED SYSTEM INNOVATION FOR GASIFICATION OF LOCALLY ECONOMICAL ALTERNATIVE FUELS (FIGLEAF)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Feed System Innovation for Gasification of Locally Economical Alternative Fuels (FIGLEAF) project was conducted by the Energy & Environmental Research Center and Gasification Engineering Corporation of Houston, Texas (a subsidiary of Global Energy Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio), with 80% cofunding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The goal of the project was to identify and evaluate low-value fuels that could serve as alternative feedstocks and to develop a feed system to facilitate their use in integrated gasification combined-cycle and gasification coproduction facilities. The long-term goal, to be accomplished in a subsequent project, is to install a feed system for the selected fuel(s) at Global Energy's commercial-scale 262-MW Wabash River Coal Gasification Facility in West Terre Haute, Indiana. The feasibility study undertaken for the project consisted of identifying and evaluating the economic feasibility of potential fuel sources, developing a feed system design capable of providing a fuel at 400 psig to the second stage of the E-Gas (Destec) gasifier to be cogasified with coal, performing bench- and pilot-scale testing to verify concepts and clarify decision-based options, reviewing information on high-pressure feed system designs, and determining the economics of cofeeding alternative feedstocks with the conceptual feed system design. A preliminary assessment of feedstock availability within Indiana and Illinois was conducted. Feedstocks evaluated included those with potential tipping fees to offset processing cost: sewage sludge, municipal solid waste, used railroad ties, urban wood waste (UWW), and used tires/tire-derived fuel. Agricultural residues and dedicated energy crop fuels were not considered since they would have a net positive cost to the plant. Based on the feedstock assessment, sewage sludge was selected as the primary feedstock for consideration at the Wabash River Plant. Because of the limited waste heat available for drying and the ability of the gasifier to operate with alternative feedstocks at up to 80% moisture, a decision was made to investigate a pumping system for delivering the as-received fuel across the pressure boundary into the second stage of the gasifier. A high-pressure feed pump and fuel dispersion nozzles were tested for their ability to cross the pressure boundary and adequately disperse the sludge into the second stage of the gasifier. These results suggest that it is technically feasible to get the sludge dispersed to an appropriate size into the second stage of the gasifier although the recycle syngas pressure needed to disperse the sludge would be higher than originally desired. A preliminary design was prepared for a sludge-receiving, storage, and high-pressure feeding system at the Wabash River Plant. The installed capital costs were estimated at approximately $9.7 million, within an accuracy of {+-}10%. An economic analysis using DOE's IGCC Model, Version 3 spreadsheet indicates that in order to justify the additional capital cost of the system, Global Energy would have to receive a tipping fee of $12.40 per wet ton of municipal sludge delivered. This is based on operation with petroleum coke as the primary fuel. Similarly, with coal as the primary fuel, a minimum tipping of $16.70 would be required. The availability of delivered sludge from Indianapolis, Indiana, in this tipping-fee range is unlikely; however, given the higher treatment costs associated with sludge treatment in Chicago, Illinois, delivery of sludge from Chicago, given adequate rail access, might be economically viable.

Michael L. Swanson; Mark A. Musich; Darren D. Schmidt; Joseph K. Schultz

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Concepts,Processes,andTechniques Space & Missile Systems Center  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

conception et de procédé résultant d'un groupe de travail. ­ HDBK 217F est une banque de données militaire d

Rhoads, James

129

Innovative coke oven gas cleaning system for retrofit applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bethlehem Steel Corporation (BSC), in conjunction with the Department of Energy (DOE) is conducting a Clean Coal Technology (CCT) project at its Sparrows Point, Maryland Coke Oven Plant. This project combines several existing technologies into an integrated system for removing impurities from Coke Oven Gas (COG) to make it an acceptable fuel. DOE is providing cost-sharing under a Cooperative Agreement with BSC. This Cooperative Agreement requires BSC to develop and conduct an Environmental Monitoring Plan (EMP) for the Clean Coal Technology project and to report the status of the EMP on a quarterly basis. This report is the third quarterly status report of the EMP. It covers the Environmental Monitoring Plan activities for the full year of 1991 from January 1, 1991 through December 31, 1991, including the forth quarter. See Sections 2, 3 and 4 for status reports of the Project Installation and Commissioning, the Environmental Monitoring activities and the Compliance Monitoring results for the period. Section 5 contains a list of Compliance Reports submitted to regulatory agencies during the period. The EMP describes in detail the environmental monitoring activities to be performed during the project execution. The purpose of the EMP is to: (1) document the extent of compliance of monitoring activities, i.e. those monitoring required to meet permit requirements, (2) confirm the specific impacts predicted in the National Environmental Policy Act documentation, and (3) establish an information base for the assessment of the environmental performance of the technology demonstrated by the project.

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1992-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

130

Remote Underwater Characterization System - Innovative Technology Summary Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Characterization and inspection of water-cooled and moderated nuclear reactors and fuel storage pools requires equipment capable of operating underwater. Similarly, the deactivation and decommissioning of older nuclear facilities often requires the facility owner to accurately characterize underwater structures and equipment which may have been sitting idle for years. The underwater characterization equipment is often required to operate at depths exceeding 20 ft (6.1 m) and in relatively confined or congested spaces. The typical baseline approach has been the use of radiation detectors and underwater cameras mounted on long poles, or stationary cameras with pan and tilt features mounted on the sides of the underwater facility. There is a perceived need for an inexpensive, more mobile method of performing close-up inspection and radiation measurements in confined spaces underwater. The Remote Underwater Characterization System (RUCS) is a small, remotely operated submersible vehicle intended to serve multiple purposes in underwater nuclear operations. It is based on the commercially-available Scallop vehicle1, but has been modified by Department of Energys Robotics Technology Development Program to add auto-depth control, and vehicle orientation and depth monitoring at the operator control panel. The RUCS is designed to provide visual and gamma radiation characterization, even in confined or limited access areas. It was demonstrated in August 1998 at Idaho National Engineering and environmental Laboratory (INEEL) as part of the INEEL Large Scale Demonstration and Deployment Project. During the demonstration it was compared in a head-tohead fashion with the baseline characterization technology. This paper summarizes the results of the demonstration and lessons learned; comparing and contrasting both technologies in the areas of cost, visual characterization, radiological characterization, and overall operations.

Willis, Walter David

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Program on Technology Innovation: An Investigation of the Stability Region Concept Applied to Stability-Constrained Optimal Power Flows  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents the formulation of optimal power flow with linear dynamic stability constraints. Intensive off-line dynamic simulations were performed to capture the system instability separation modes corresponding to system disturbances and to further derive the linear coefficients for each hyperplane. Optimal power flows with and without the dynamic stability region constraints were computed, and dynamic simulations based on two sets of power flow solutions were performed. Comparison of the two s...

2009-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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FEED SYSTEM INNOVATION FOR GASIFICATION OF LOCALLY ECONOMICAL ALTERNATIVE FUELS (FIGLEAF)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Feed System Innovation for Gasification of Locally Economical Alternative Fuels (FIGLEAF) project is being conducted by the Energy and Environmental Research Center and Gasification Engineering Corporation of Houston, Texas (a subsidiary of Global Energy Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio), with 80% cofunding from the U.S. Department of Energy. The goal of the project is to identify and evaluate low-value fuels that could serve as alternative feedstocks and to develop a feed system to facilitate their use in integrated gasification combined cycle and gasification coproduction facilities. The long-term goal, to be accomplished in a subsequent project, is to install a feed system for the selected fuels at Global Energy's commercial-scale 262-MW Wabash River Coal Gasification Facility in West Terre Haute, Indiana. The feasibility study undertaken for the project consists of identifying and evaluating the economic feasibility of potential fuel sources, developing a feed system design capable of providing a fuel at 400 psig to the second stage of the E-Gas (Destec) gasifier to be cogasified with coal at up to 30% on a Btu basis, performing bench- and pilot-scale testing to verify concepts and clarify decision-based options, reviewing prior art with respect to high-pressure feed system designs, and determining the economics of cofeeding alternative feedstocks with the conceptual feed system design. Activities and results thus far include the following. Several potential alternative fuels have been obtained for evaluation and testing as potential feedstocks, including sewage sludge, used railroad ties, urban wood waste, municipal solid waste, and used waste tires/tire-derived fuel. Only fuels with potential tipping fees were considered; potential energy crop fuels were not considered since they would have a net positive cost to the plant. Based on the feedstock assessment, sewage sludge has been selected as one of the primary feedstocks for consideration at the Wabash plant. Because of the limited waste heat available for drying and the ability of the gasifier to operate with alternative feedstocks at up to 80% moisture, a decision was made to investigate a pumping system for delivering the as-received fuel across the pressure boundary. High-temperature drop-tube furnace tests were conducted to determine if explosive fragmentation of high-moisture sludge droplets could be expected, but showed that these droplets underwent a shrinking and densification process that implies that the sludge will have to be well dispersed when injected into the gasifier. Fuel dispersion nozzles have been obtained for measuring how well the sludge can be dispersed in the second stage of the gasifier. Future work will include leasing a Schwing America pump to test pumping sewage sludge against 400 psig. In addition, sludge dispersion testing will be completed using two different dispersion nozzles to determine their ability to generate sludge particles small enough to be entrained out of the E-Gas entrained-flow gasifier.

Michael L. Swanson; Mark A. Musich; Darren D. Schmidt

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Evaluation of Veda, Inc. , central receiver solar collection system concept  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Unified Heliostat Array (UHA) is a geometrical heliostat field layout with rows of mirrors placed at various levels on terraces. The Veda Industrial Heliostat (VIH) is a toroidal segment mirror mounted on an equatorial mount. These two concepts are evaluated to assess the credibility of the optical designs and the validity of UHA and VIH performance estimates, to determine what the distinctive features embodied in UHA AND VIH concepts offer that more conventional central receiver technologies do not, and to determine where the UHA and VIH concepts might be most applicable in DOE's Solar Thermal Program. The UHA area efficiency, flux density distribution, and beam safety are evaluated, and the feasibility of using a secondary mirror and the potential for special applications are assessed. The optical design, equatorial mount, and manufacturability of the VIH are evaluated. (LEW)

Ator, J.

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Advanced Framing Systems and Packages  

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

studies involving studies involving thousands of homes have documented significant material, labor, and energy savings when production builders implement advanced framing techniques. Advanced framing can reduce the number of studs in the walls by up to one-third, reducing the cost of materials. and reducing the cost of labor in terms of the time it takes to handle, cut, install, drill, and attach to studs. Actual savings have exceeded $1,000 per home. Studies show the resulting improvement in thermal performance can yield 13% energy savings. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices 1.1 Building Science Solutions Advanced Framing Systems and Packages Building America has developed best practices for advanced framing

135

PL-detective: A system for teaching programming language concepts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The educational literature recognizes that people go through a number of stages in their intellectual development. During the first stage, called received knowledge or dualism, people expect knowledge to be handed to them by authority figures ... Keywords: Concepts of programming languages, collaboration, educational tools

Amer Diwan; William M. Waite; Michele H. Jackson; Jacob Dickerson

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Stimulating Energy Technology Innovation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The innovation system has interrelated components of invention, translation, adoption, and diffusion. Energy technology innovation has lagged that in other domains, and there is a compelling public interest in picking up ...

Moniz, Ernest J.

137

Incremental cost analysis of advanced concept CAES systems  

SciTech Connect

The costs of compressed air energy storage (CAES) systems using thermal energy storage (TES) are compared to the costs of CAES systems without TES and simple cycle gas turbine systems. Comparisons are made in terms of the system energy costs levelized over the operating life of the systems. These are in 1985 price levels which is the assumed first year of operation for the systems.

Knutsen, C.A.

1979-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Photovoltaic systems concept study. Final report. Volume I  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Conceptual system designs were developed for three sizes of photovoltaic solar electric power systems: a single family residence, a central station power plant, and two on-site intermediate systems (shopping center and commercial retrofit). A brief system description and a summary of primary performance and economic characteristics are included for each of the three system designs. Principal conclusions for each are highlighted and overall system comparisons and recommendations are set forth. (MHR)

Not Available

1977-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Development of Technologies on Innovative-Simplified Nuclear Power Plant Using High-Efficiency Steam Injectors (9) System Outline and Endurance Test of Low-Pressure Steam Injectors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Steam Injector (SI) is a simple, compact and passive pump and also acts as a high-performance direct-contact compact heater. This provides SI with capability to serve also as a direct-contact feedwater heater that heats up feedwater by using extracted steam from the turbine. We are developing technology for 'Innovative Simplified Nuclear Power Plants' in order to further improve the economy and safety of nuclear power plants. Our technology development aims to significantly simplify equipment and reduce physical quantities by applying 'High-Efficiency SI', which are applicable to a wide range of operation regimes beyond the performance and applicable range of existing SIs and enables unprecedented multistage and parallel operation, to the low-pressure feedwater heaters and Emergency Core Cooling Systems (ECCS) of nuclear power plants, as well as achieve high inherent safety to prevent severe accidents by keeping the core covered with water (a Severe Accident-Free Concept). The innovative-simplified nuclear power plant consists of a simplified feedwater heating system, a passive core injection system and a passive containment cooling system. This report describes the results of the endurance and performance tests of low-pressure SIs for feedwater heaters with Jet-deaerator and core injection system. A part of this report are fruits of research which is carried out by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), Toshiba, and 7 Universities in Japan, funded from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan as the national public research-funded program. (authors)

Shuichi Ohmori; Michitsugu Mori; Shoji Goto [Tokyo Electric Power Company (Japan); Tadashi Narabayashi [Hokkaido University, Kita-ku, Sapporo (Japan); Chikako Iwaki; Yutaka Asanuma [Toshiba Corporation (Japan)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Systems code development and analysis for ETR-class concepts  

SciTech Connect

Viewgraphs are presented that describe the following topics: (1) scope of ETR/TIBER/INTOR systems analysis, (2) general structure of a flexible systems code, (3) example of modules: MHD EQ. plus PF coils, (4) preliminary results on TIBER-II test run case, and (5) anticipated contribution of systems analysis. (MOW)

Peng, M.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Program on Technology Innovation: Wireless Vibration Measurement of Turbine and Compressor Blades: Phase 3 -- Electronic System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes Phase 3 of a multiphase research and development effort to define a turbine blade vibration sensor (TBVS) system for measuring the vibration spectrum of a complete row of operating large steam turbine or compressor blades. In Phase 1, the design concept and several alternative system components were considered for a wireless electronic device called a mote (see the Electric Power Research Institute [EPRI] report 1020697). In Phase 2, the design of a custom accelerometer capable of o...

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

142

Matched system concept: the leading edge of technology  

SciTech Connect

A new indoor fluorescent lighting system is described. It improves system efficiency 39 percent and saves 60 watts as compared to a standard four-lamp, 40-watt fluorescent system. At the core of the system is a specially designed solid state switch in the ballast. In the Optimiser System, two specially controlled 28-watt, four-foot rapid start T-12 bipin fluorescent lamps work together with a unique high-efficiency ballast to provide optimum performance. The ballast is a combination of electromagnetic components and watt-saving solid-state circuitry with proven reliability. Light output of the new system is comparable to today's typical energy fluorescent systems.

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Concepts and technology development for the autonomous assembly and reconfiguration of modular space systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis will present concepts of modular space systems, including definitions and specific examples of how modularity has been incorporated into past and present space missions. In addition, it will present two ...

Rodgers, Lennon Patrick

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Development and Demonstration of an Innovative Thermal Energy Storage System for Baseload Power Generation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this project is to research and develop a thermal energy storage system (operating range 3000C ???¢???????? 450 0C ) based on encapsulated phase change materials (PCM) that can meet the utility-scale base-load concentrated solar power plant requirements at much lower system costs compared to the existing thermal energy storage (TES) concepts. The major focus of this program is to develop suitable encapsulation methods for existing low-cost phase change materials that would provide a cost effective and reliable solution for thermal energy storage to be integrated in solar thermal power plants. This project proposes a TES system concept that will allow for an increase of the capacity factor of the present CSP technologies to 75% or greater and reduce the cost to less than $20/kWht.

D. Y. Goswami

2012-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

145

Data system design for a hyperspectral imaging mission concept  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Global ecosystem observations are important for Earth-system studies. The National Research Council's report entitled Earth Science and Applications from Space is currently guiding NASA's Earth science missions. It calls ...

Graham, Lindley C.

146

Concepts studies for future intracity air transportation systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Summary: This report is concerned with describing the possible application of future air transportation systems within urban areas of the United States. The planning horizon extends to 1995 and the report focuses on the ...

Joint DOT-NASA Civil Aviation Research and Development Policy Study.; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Flight Transportation Laboratory

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation (Fact Sheet)  

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

than 30 years, than 30 years, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has advanced the science of renewable energy and energy- efficiency technologies while building the capabilities to guide rapid deployment of commercial applications. Transforming our energy systems to achieve the nation's aggressive economic, environmental, and security goals requires a comprehensive approach. Today, NREL is at the epicenter of this transformation-enabling a future of sustainable energy systems based on clean, cost- effective, and secure resources. The NREL Innovation Spectrum The scope of NREL's capabilities emulates the nature of the innovation process itself. Shepherding new technologies from initial concept to commercial application requires a breadth of expertise across the innovation spectrum,

148

INTEGRATED PYROLYSIS COMBINED CYCLE BIOMASS POWER SYSTEM CONCEPT DEFINITION  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Advanced power systems based on integrated gasification/combined cycles (IGCC) are often presented as a solution to the present shortcomings of biomass as fuel. Although IGCC has been technically demonstrated at full scale, it has not been adopted for commercial power generation. Part of the reason for this situation is the continuing low price for coal. However, another significant barrier to IGCC is the high level of integration of this technology: the gas output from the gasifier must be perfectly matched to the energy demand of the gas turbine cycle. We are developing an alternative to IGCC for biomass power: the integrated (fast) pyrolysis/ combined cycle (IPCC). In this system solid biomass is converted into liquid rather than gaseous fuel. This liquid fuel, called bio-oil, is a mixture of oxygenated organic compounds and water that serves as fuel for a gas turbine topping cycle. Waste heat from the gas turbine provides thermal energy to the steam turbine bottoming cycle. Advantages of the biomass-fueled IPCC system include: combined cycle efficiency exceeding 37 percent efficiency for a system as small as 7.6 MW{sub e}; absence of high pressure thermal reactors; decoupling of fuel processing and power generation; and opportunities for recovering value-added products from the bio-oil. This report provides a technical overview of the system including pyrolyzer design, fuel clean-up strategies, pyrolysate condenser design, opportunities for recovering pyrolysis byproducts, gas turbine cycle design, and Rankine steam cycle. The report also reviews the potential biomass fuel supply in Iowa, provide and economic analysis, and present a summery of benefits from the proposed system.

Eric Sandvig; Gary Walling; Robert C. Brown; Ryan Pletka; Desmond Radlein; Warren Johnson

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

A conception for creating a system of parametric design of parallel algorithms and their software implementations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A conception is proposed for the creation of a system for parametric design of parallel algorithms. The following functional components of the system are described: transformation of SAA-M schemes, program synthesis, and execution and statistics gathering. ... Keywords: Java Multithreading, SAA-M scheme, algorithm, flow, formalization, modified system of algorithmic algebras, paradigm of parallel programming, parallelism, process

S. D. Pogorilyy; I. Yu. Shkulipa

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Mixed Reality-Mediated Collaborative Design System: Concept, Prototype, and Experimentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper introduces a Mixed Reality-mediated Collaborative design system, named MR-Collab, which combines Mixed Reality (MR), Augmented Reality (AR) and various channels of communication technologies. The concept and system of ... Keywords: Cooperative design, concurrent visualization, cooperative visualization, system architecture and prototypes, user interfaces

Rui Wang; Xiangyu Wang

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Expansion Joint Concepts for High Temperature Insulation Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As high temperature steam and process piping expands with heat, joints begin to open between the insulation sections, resulting in increased energy loss and possible unsafe surface temperatures. Many different expansion joint designs are presently in use for both single and double layer insulation construction. However, due to the installation cost reduction associated with single layer systems and increased thickness capabilities of insulation manufacturers, much attention is being given to utilizing single layer construction as much as possible.

Harrison, M. R.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Engineered barrier system and waste package design concepts for a potential geologic repository at Yucca Mountain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We are using an iterative process to develop preliminary concept descriptions for the Engineered Barrier System and waste-package components for the potential geologic repository at Yucca Mountain. The process allows multiple design concepts to be developed subject to major constraints, requirements, and assumptions. Involved in the highly interactive and interdependent steps of the process are technical specialists in engineering, metallic and nonmetallic materials, chemistry, geomechanics, hydrology, and geochemistry. We have developed preliminary design concepts that satisfy both technical and nontechnical (e.g., programmatic or policy) requirements.

Short, D.W.; Ruffner, D.J.; Jardine, L.J.

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Environmental assessment for the satellite power system concept development and evaluation program-electromagnetic systems compatibility  

SciTech Connect

The EMC analysis addressed only the direct effects of electromagnetic emissions from the SPS on other technological systems. Emissions were defined quite broadly, including not only those from the microwave system, but also thermal blackbody emission and scattered sunlight from the satellite. The analysis is based on the design for an SPS as described in the Reference System Report and some quantitative conclusions, e.g., ranges from rectenna sites at which effects are expected are specific to that design. The methodology and qualitative conclusions, however, apply to an SPS concept using microwave power transmission. Quantitative conclusions have been obtained parametrically and can be adjusted as SPS designs change. The electromagnetic environment that the Reference System would produce, and in which other systems would have to function, is described. As an early part of the EMC Assessment, the problems expected for a hypothetical rectenna site, in the Mojave Desert of southern California, were analyzed in detail. This effort provided an initial quantitative indication of the scope of potential EMC problems and indicated the importance of EMC considerations in rectenna site selection. The results of this analysis are presented. The effects of SPS microwave emissions on important categories of electronic systems and equipment are summarized, with many examples of test results and demonstrated techniques for mitigation of problems encountered. SPS effects on other satellite systems are presented. Astronomical research frequently involves measurement of extremely low levels of electromagnetic radiation and is thus very susceptible to interference. The concerns of both radio astronomy with microwave emissions from SPS and optical astronomy with sunlight scattered from SPS spacecraft are discussed. Summaries of mitigation techniques, cost estimates, and conclusions are presented. (WHK)

Davis, K.A.; Grant, W.B.; Morrison, E.L.; Juroshek, J.R.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Coal log fuel pipeline transportation system: Invention and innovations project fact sheet  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This is a fact sheet written for the Inventions and Innovation Program about a new way to compact and deliver coal and other materials through pipelines.

NREL

1999-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

155

Field Artillery Ammunition Processing System (FAAPS) concept evaluation study. Ammunition Logistics Program  

SciTech Connect

The Field Artillery Ammunition Processing System (FAAPS) is an initiative to introduce a palletized load system (PLS) that is transportable with an automated ammunition processing and storage system for use on the battlefield. System proponents have targeted a 20% increase in the ammunition processing rate over the current operation while simultaneously reducing the total number of assigned field artillery battalion personnel by 30. The overall objective of the FAAPS Project is the development and demonstration of an improved process to accomplish these goals. The initial phase of the FAAPS Project and the subject of this study is the FAAPS concept evaluation. The concept evaluation consists of (1) identifying assumptions and requirements, (2) documenting the process flow, (3) identifying and evaluating technologies available to accomplish the necessary ammunition processing and storage operations, and (4) presenting alternative concepts with associated costs, processing rates, and manpower requirements for accomplishing the operation. This study provides insight into the achievability of the desired objectives.

Kring, C.T.; Babcock, S.M.; Watkin, D.C.; Oliver, R.P.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Concept development for the ITER equatorial port visible/infrared wide angle viewing system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ITER equatorial port visible/infrared wide angle viewing system concept is developed from the measurement requirements. The proposed solution situates 4 viewing systems in the equatorial ports 3, 9, 12, and 17 with 4 views each (looking at the upper target, the inner divertor, and tangentially left and right). This gives sufficient coverage. The spatial resolution of the divertor system is 2 times higher than the other views. For compensation of vacuum-vessel movements, an optical hinge concept is proposed. Compactness and low neutron streaming is achieved by orienting port plug doglegs horizontally. Calibration methods, risks, and R and D topics are outlined.

Reichle, R.; Beaumont, B.; Boilson, D.; Bouhamou, R.; Direz, M.-F.; Encheva, A.; Henderson, M.; Kazarian, F.; Lamalle, Ph.; Lisgo, S.; Mitteau, R.; Patel, K. M.; Pitcher, C. S.; Pitts, R. A.; Prakash, A.; Raffray, R.; Schunke, B.; Snipes, J.; Diaz, A. Suarez; Udintsev, V. S. [ITER Organization, Route de Vinon-sur-Verdon, 13115 St Paul-lez-Durance (France); and others

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

157

Airborne Multisensor Pod System (AMPS) data access concept  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this document is to provide the conceptual design for accessing data collected under the Airborne Multisensor Pod System (AMPS) program and for accessing data about that data. The purpose of the AMPS program is to provide multisensor data for data fusion research as it applies to arms control treaty verification, non-proliferation surveillance, and related programs. Secondary objectives include sensor development and technology demonstration. The program was established by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Arms Control and Non-proliferation (DOE/AN) and is integrated into the overall DOE AN-10.1 technology development program. The AMPS program interacts with other technology programs of DOE/NN-20. The AMPS program participants include five DOE laboratories. Four will be responsible for collecting and supplying data to AMPS data researchers: (1) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); (2) Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL); (3) Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); (4) Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC). The Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), has been assigned data management responsibility for the program, which is defined as the process of planning, acquiring, organizing, qualifying and disseminating data. Data ranges from single sensor readings, to high resolution images, to video. The potential volume of data to be collected under the AMPS program will require considerable management effort. The AMPS program specifies a distributed approach for the sharing and management of AMPS data. This approach shares the burden of data distribution across the DOE laboratories, which will be responsible for AMPS instruments development and implementation and the data those instruments produce. This approach will also provide the laboratories with direct control over the distribution of the data for which they are responsible.

Jou, Jiing-Yih J.; Meitzler, W.D.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

A network hierarchical feedback system for Taiwanese universities based on the integration of total quality management and innovation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An increasing number of Taiwanese universities are improving operational performance through innovation and total quality management (TQM). In addition, the National Quality Award (NQA), which is based on TQM, is now used to evaluate quality performance ... Keywords: Decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL), Fuzzy analytical hierarchical process (FAHP), Fuzzy analytical network process (FANP), Gray relational analysis (GRA), Network hierarchical feedback system (NHFS)

Jui-Kuei Chen; I-Shuo Chen

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Developing Innovative Wall Systems that Improve Hygrothermal Performance of Residential Buildings  

SciTech Connect

This document serves as the Topical Report documenting the first year of work completed by Washington State University (WSU) under US Department of Energy Grant, Developing Innovative Wall Systems that Improve Hygrothermal Performance of Residential Buildings. This project is being conducted in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and includes the participation of several industry partners including Weyerhaeuser Company, APA - The Engineered Wood Association, CertainTeed Corporation and Fortifiber. This document summarizes work completed by Washington State University August, 2002 through October, 2003. WSU's primary experimental role is the design and implementation of a field testing protocol that will monitor long term changes in the hygrothermal response of wall systems. In the first year WSU constructed a test facility, developed a matrix of test wall designs, constructed and installed test walls in the test facility, and installed instrumentation in the test walls. By the end of the contract period described in this document, WSU was recording data from the test wall specimens. The experiment described in this report will continue through December, 2005. Each year a number of reports will be published documenting the hygrothermal response of the test wall systems. Public presentation of the results will be made available to the building industry by industry partners and the University cooperators.

Robert Tichy; Chuck Murray

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Advanced Recyclable Media System{reg_sign}. Innovative technology summary report  

SciTech Connect

The objective of the Large-Scale Demonstration Project (LSDP) is to select and demonstrate potentially beneficial technologies at the Argonne National Laboratory East`s (ANL) Chicago Pile-5 (CP-5) Research Reactor. The purpose of the LSDP is to demonstrate that using innovative and improved deactivation and decommissioning (D and D) technologies from various sources can result in significant benefits, such as decreased cost and increased health and safety, as compared with baseline D and D technologies. This report describes a demonstration of the Advanced Recyclable Media System{reg_sign} technology which was employed by Surface Technology Systems, Inc. to remove coatings from a concrete floor. This demonstration is part of the CP-5 LSDP sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science and Technology Deactivation and Decommissioning Focus Area (DDFA). The Advanced Recyclable Media System{reg_sign} (ARMS) technology is an open blast technology which uses a soft recyclable media. The patented ARMS Engineered Blast Media consists of a fiber-reinforced polymer matrix which can be manufactured in various grades of abrasiveness. The fiber media can be remade and/or reused up to 20 times and can clean almost any surface (e.g., metal, wood, concrete, lead) and geometry including corners and the inside of air ducts.

NONE

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Assessment of solar options for small power systems applications. Volume III. Analysis of concepts  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A comparative analysis of solar thermal conversion concepts that are potentially suitable for development as small electric power systems (1 to 10 MWe) is given. Seven generic types of collectors, together with associated subsystems for electric power generation, were considered. The collectors can be classified into three categories: (1) two-axis tracking (with compound-curvature reflecting surfaces; (2) one-axis tracking (with single-curvature reflecting suraces; and (3) nontracking (with low-concentration reflecting surfaces). All seven collectors were analyzed in conceptual system configurations with Rankine-cycle engines. In addition, two of the collectors (the Point Focus Central Receiver and the Point Focus Distributed Receiver) were analyzed with Brayton-cycle engines, and the latter of the two also was analyzed with Stirling-cycle engines. This volume describes the systems analyses performed on all the alternative configurations of the seven generic collector concepts and the results obtained. The SOLSTEP computer code used to determine each configuration's system cost and performance is briefly described. The collector and receiver performance calculations used are also presented. The capital investment and related costs that were obtained from the systems studies are presented, and the levelized energy costs are given as a function of capacity factor obtained from the systems studies. Included also are the values of the other attributes used in the concepts' final ranking. The comments, conclusions, and recommendations developed by the PNL study team during the concept characterization and systems analysis tasks of the study are presented. (WHK)

Laity, W.W.; Aase, D.T.; Apley, W.J.; Bird, S.P.; Drost, M.K.; Garrett-Price, B.A.; Williams, T.A.

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Innovation Approaches to Development and Ground Testing of Advanced Bimodal Space Power and Propulsion Systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The last major development effort for nuclear power and propulsion systems ended in 1993. Currently, there is not an initiative at either the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) or the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that requires the development of new nuclear power and propulsion systems. Studies continue to show nuclear technology as a strong technical candidate to lead the way toward human exploration of adjacent planets or provide power for deep space missions, particularly a 15,000 lbf bimodal nuclear system with 115 kW power capability. The development of nuclear technology for space applications would require technology development in some areas and a major flight qualification program. The last major ground test facility considered for nuclear propulsion qualification was the U.S. Air Force/DOE Space Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Project. Seven years have passed since that effort, and the questions remain the same, how to qualify nuclear power and propulsion systems for future space flight. It can be reasonably assumed that much of the nuclear testing required to qualify a nuclear system for space application will be performed at DOE facilities as demonstrated by the Nuclear Rocket Engine Reactor Experiment (NERVA) and Space Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (SNTP) programs. The nuclear infrastructure to support testing in this country is aging and getting smaller, though facilities still exist to support many of the technology development needs. By renewing efforts, an innovative approach to qualifying these systems through the use of existing facilities either in the U.S. (DOE's Advance Test Reactor, High Flux Irradiation Facility and the Contained Test Facility) or overseas should be possible.

Hill, T.; Noble, C.; Martinell, J. (INEEL); Borowski, S. (NASA Glenn Research Center)

2000-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

163

Preliminary Systems Design Study assessment report. Volume 5, Land disposal compliance and hydrogen generation restricted concepts  

SciTech Connect

The System Design Study (SDS), part of the Waste Technology Development Department at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), examined techniques available for the remediation of hazardous and transuranic waste stored at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex`s Subsurface Disposal Area at the INEL. Using specific technologies, system concepts for treating the buried waste and the surrounding contaminated soil were evaluated. Evaluation included implementability, effectiveness, and cost. The SDS resulted in the development of technology requirements including demonstration, testing, and evaluation activities needed for implementing each concept.

Mayberry, J.L.; Feizollahi, F.; Del Signore, J.C.

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Spanish Power Exchange Market and Information System Design concepts, and operating experience  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Spanish Power Exchange Market and Information System Design concepts, and operating experience Jose Market started operations. All generators, distributors, commercialization companies, and final consumers negotiate all power exchanges through the spot market. The Spanish Power Exchange Market Operator (Compañia

Tesfatsion, Leigh

165

Model-Driven Engineering of Complex Embedded Systems: Concepts and Tools  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Model-Driven Engineering of Complex Embedded Systems: Concepts and Tools Fl´avio Rech Wagner- neering methods till Model-Driven Engineering (MDE). Then, it introduces the basic principles of MDE Architecture), Software Factories, and MIC (Model Integrated Computing), are explained, and we provide a short

Wagner, Flávio Rech

166

Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and Exterior Shading Systems for Commercial Buildings using High Resolution Luminance Images  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this study was to explore how calibrated high dynamic range (HDR) images (luminance maps) acquired in real world daylit environments can be used to characterize, evaluate, and compare visual comfort conditions of innovative facade shading and light-redirecting systems. Detailed (1536 x 1536 pixel) luminance maps were time-lapse acquired from two view positions in an unoccupied full scale testbed facility. These maps were analyzed using existing visual comfort metrics to quantify how innovative interior and exterior shading systems compare to conventional systems under real sun and sky conditions over a solstice-to-solstice test interval. The results provide a case study in the challenges and potential of methods of visualizing, evaluating and summarizing daily and seasonal variation of visual comfort conditions computed from large sets of image data.

Konis, Kyle; Lee, Eleanor; Clear, Robert

2011-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

167

iChance: A Web-Based Innovation Support System for Business Intelligence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the dynamic and competitive market, enterprises have to timely launch new as well as creative products and services to fulfill the consumers' demands for occupying much more market share. Therefore, they all regard innovation as their strategic slogan. ...

Hao Wang; Yukio Ohsawa

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

The influence of higher education on the national innovation system in Portugal  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Many economists agree that countries wishing to develop their national economies should focus on increasing their innovation output. In recent years, the Portuguese government has pursued this goal, taking strides to improve ...

Ringo, John Decker

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

The core and the periphery in distributed and self-organizing innovation systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Internet has enabled the large-scale mobilization of individuals to self-organize and innovate outside of formal organizations. My dissertation consists of three studies examining the functioning of such self-organizing ...

Lakhani, Karim R. (Karim Raziabdullah), 1970-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile Basement Insulation Systems  

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America research on basement insulation, which identifies the wall installation methods and materials that perform best in terms of insulation and water resistance.

171

Innovative coke oven gas cleaning system for retrofit applications. Volume 1, Public design report  

SciTech Connect

This Public Design Report provides, in a single document, available nonproprietary design -information for the ``Innovative Coke Oven Gas Cleaning System for Retrofit Applications`` Demonstration Project at Bethlehem Steel Corporation`s Sparrows Point, Maryland coke oven by-product facilities. This project demonstrates, for the first time in the United States, the feasibility of integrating four commercially available technologies (processes) for cleaning coke oven gas. The four technologies are: Secondary Gas Cooling, Hydrogen Sulfide and Ammonia Removal, Hydrogen Sulfide and Ammonia Recovery, and Ammonia Destruction and Sulfur Recovery. In addition to the design aspects, the history of the project and the role of the US Department of,Energy are briefly discussed. Actual plant capital and projected operating costs are also presented. An overview of the integration (retrofit) of the processes into the existing plant is presented and is followed by detailed non-proprietary descriptions of the four technologies and their overall effect on reducing the emissions of ammonia, sulfur, and other pollutants from coke oven gas. Narrative process descriptions, simplified process flow diagrams, input/output stream data, operating conditions, catalyst and chemical requirements, and utility requirements are given for each unit. Plant startup provisions, environmental considerations and control monitoring, and safety considerations are also addressed for each process.

Not Available

1994-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

172

Comparison of Learning Strategies, Orientations and ConceptionsKosala N Marambe et al A Comparison of Learning Strategies, Orientations and Conceptions of Learning of First-year Medical Students in a Traditional and an Innovative Curriculum  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Introduction: Students adapt their learning strategies, orientations and conceptions to differences in the learning environment. The new curriculum of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, which commenced in 2005, puts greater emphasis on student-centred learning. The aim of this study was to compare the learning strategies, orientations and conceptions measured by means of a validated Sri Lankan version of the Inventory of Learning

Kosala N Marambe; T Nimmi; C Athuraliya; Jan D Vermunt; Henny Pa Boshuizen

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Comments on the leak-before-break concept for nuclear power plant piping systems  

SciTech Connect

The leak-before-break concept is based on the idea that, with a high degree of probability, failure of the pressure boundary of piping systems will be signaled by a detectable leak that will provide ample time to shutdown and repair that leak. The status of the leak-before-break concept is discussed in this report, including a review of industrial and nuclear power plant experience with respect to leak-before-break, fracture mechanics, and potential elimination of postulated pipe breaks in nuclear power plant piping design. 36 refs., 12 figs., 3 tabs.

Rodabaugh, E.C.

1985-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Reference concepts for a space-based hydrogen-oxygen combustion, turboalternator, burst power system  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes reference concepts for a hydrogen-oxygen combustion, turboalternator power system that supplies power during battle engagement to a space-based, ballistic missile defense platform. All of the concepts are open''; that is, they exhaust hydrogen or a mixture of hydrogen and water vapor into space. We considered the situation where hydrogen is presumed to be free to the power system because it is also needed to cool the platform's weapon and the situation where hydrogen is not free and its mass must be added to that of the power system. We also considered the situation where water vapor is an acceptable exhaust and the situation where it is not. The combination of these two sets of situations required four different power generation systems, and this report describes each, suggests parameter values, and estimates masses for each of the four. These reference concepts are expected to serve as a baseline'' to which other types of power systems can be compared, and they are expected to help guide technology development efforts in that they suggest parameter value ranges that will lead to optimum system designs. 7 refs., 18 figs., 5 tabs.

Edenburn, M.W.

1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Accelerating Innovation Webinar Series - Energy Innovation Portal  

Accelerating Innovation Webinar Series. In partnership with the Battelle Commercialization Council, the Energy Innovation Portal is hosting an Accelerating Innovation ...

176

Assessment of solar options for small power systems applications. Volume III. Analysis of concepts  

SciTech Connect

A comparative analysis of solar thermal conversion concepts that are potentially suitable for development as small electric power systems (1 to 10 MWe) is given. Seven generic types of collectors, together with associated subsystems for electric power generation, were considered. The collectors can be classified into three categories: (1) two-axis tracking (with compound-curvature reflecting surfaces; (2) one-axis tracking (with single-curvature reflecting suraces; and (3) nontracking (with low-concentration reflecting surfaces). All seven collectors were analyzed in conceptual system configurations with Rankine-cycle engines. In addition, two of the collectors (the Point Focus Central Receiver and the Point Focus Distributed Receiver) were analyzed with Brayton-cycle engines, and the latter of the two also was analyzed with Stirling-cycle engines. This volume describes the systems analyses performed on all the alternative configurations of the seven generic collector concepts and the results obtained. The SOLSTEP computer code used to determine each configuration's system cost and performance is briefly described. The collector and receiver performance calculations used are also presented. The capital investment and related costs that were obtained from the systems studies are presented, and the levelized energy costs are given as a function of capacity factor obtained from the systems studies. Included also are the values of the other attributes used in the concepts' final ranking. The comments, conclusions, and recommendations developed by the PNL study team during the concept characterization and systems analysis tasks of the study are presented. (WHK)

Laity, W.W.; Aase, D.T.; Apley, W.J.; Bird, S.P.; Drost, M.K.; Garrett-Price, B.A.; Williams, T.A.

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative  

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

U.S. Department of Energy Categorical Exclusion Determination Form Program or Field Office: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative Funding Opportunity Number DE-FOA-0000356 Applicant (Legal Name) Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems Location: Cambridge, MA Project Title TechBridge Energy Innovation Acceleration Program

178

Assessment of solar options for small power systems applications. Volume IV. Comparative ranking of concepts  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A comparative analysis of solar thermal conversion concepts that are potentially suitable for development as small electric power systems (1 to 10 MWe) is presented. Cogeneration and total energy systems were beyond the scope of this study. Seven generic type of collectors, together with associated subsystems for electric power generation, were considered. The collectors can be classified into three categories: (1) two-axis tracking (with compound-curvature reflecting surfaces); (2) one-axis tracking (with single-curvature reflecting surfaces; and (3) nontracking (with low-concentration reflecting surfaces). All seven collectors were analyzed in conceptual system configurations with Rankine-cycle engines. In addition, two of the collectors (the Point Focus Central Receiver and the Point Focus Distributed Receiver) were analyzed with Brayton-cycle engines, and the latter of the two also was analyzed with Stirling-cycle engines. With these engine options, 10 systems were formulated for analysis. This is the fourth volume of a five-volume report on the work performed to analyze the alternative concepts, and the results obtained. Included in this volume are descriptions of the methodology used with, and concept ranks obtained from, potential users and R and D fund allocators.

Currie, J.W.; Jannol, M.

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Collective innovation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The ability to innovate sits at the heart of an organization's ability to succeed in a competitive environment. An organization can innovate by improving existing products, services, or processes or by generating new ...

Slawsby, Alex (Alex David)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Preliminary screening of thermal storage concepts for water/steam and organic fluid solar thermal receiver systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A preliminary comparison of thermal storage concepts for solar thermal applications was done generically for large and small solar systems with sensible and latent heat and two-stage storage concepts. Concepts were ranked based on the cost of delivered energy. A +- 20% uncertainty in subsystem cost was included in the analysis. Water/steam and organic fluid collector/receivers were studied separately. For the water/steam concept, Barstow technology (100 MW/sub e/) was examined. A nitrite/nitrate salt with a low-cost solid medium was best for buffer storage; for diurnal storage, the two-stage draw salt/low-cost media and oil/rock concept was best. Phase change concepts require improvements on the concept analyzed to be attractive. For the organic fluid system, a Shenandoah total energy system was examined. The Syltherm trickle charge taconite concept was the most favorable and may be improved by replacing the taconite with a lower-cost oil-compatible medium. Salt concepts can be competitive with this system only if there is a low-cost solid medium that is compatible with the salt and the end use requires a large amount of storage. The phase change concept examined was found to be quite poor for this total energy application.

Copeland, R.J.; Karpuk, M.E.; Ullman, J.L.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Fusion cross sections for superheavy nuclei in the dinuclear system concept  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Using the dinuclear system concept we present calculations of production cross sections for the heaviest nuclei. The obtained results are in a good agreement with the experimental data. The experimentally observed rapid fall-off of the cross sections of the cold fusion with increasing charge number $Z$ of the compound nucleus is explained. Optimal experimental conditions for the synthesis of the superheavy nuclei are suggested.

G. G. Adamian; N. V. Antonenko; W. Scheid; V. V. Volkov

1997-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

182

Innovative Business Cases for Energy Storage In a Restructured Electricity Marketplace, A Study for the DOE Energy Storage Systems Program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the second phase of a project entitled ''Innovative Business Cases for Energy Storage in a Restructured Electricity Marketplace''. During part one of the effort, nine ''Stretch Scenarios'' were identified. They represented innovative and potentially significant uses of electric energy storage. Based on their potential to significantly impact the overall energy marketplace, the five most compelling scenarios were identified. From these scenarios, five specific ''Storage Market Opportunities'' (SMOs) were chosen for an in-depth evaluation in this phase. The authors conclude that some combination of the Power Cost Volatility and the T&D Benefits SMOs would be the most compelling for further investigation. Specifically, a combination of benefits (energy, capacity, power quality and reliability enhancement) achievable using energy storage systems for high value T&D applications, in regions with high power cost volatility, makes storage very competitive for about 24 GW and 120 GWh during the years of 2001 and 2010.

IANNUCCI, JOE; EYER, JIM; BUTLER, PAUL C.

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Tribopolymerization: An advanced lubrication concept for automotive engines and systems of the future  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Advanced lubrication technologies based on the concept of tribopolymerization as a mechanism of boundary lubrication are described. Advantages of this approach as well as potential applications which could have an impact on the design, manufacture, and performance of existing and future automotive engines are presented and discussed. Tribopolymerization, a novel concept of molecular design developed by Furey and Kajdas, involves the continuous formation of thin polymeric films on rubbing surfaces; the protective films formed are self-replenishing. The antiwear compounds developed from this technology are effective with metals as well as ceramics and in the liquid as well as vapor phases. Furthermore, they are ashless and contain no harmful phosphorus or sulfur; and many are biodegradable. Thus, potential applications of this technology are diverse and include a variety of cost/performance/energy/environmental advantages. Examples include the following: (a) machining and cutting applications using thin films to reduce friction and ceramic tool wear; (b) the lubrication of ceramic engines (e.g., low heat rejection diesel engines) or ceramic components; (c) the development of ashless lubricants for existing and future automotive engines to reduce exhaust catalyst poisoning and environmental emissions; (d) ashless antiwear or ``lubricity`` additives for fuels, including gasoline, diesel and jet fuel; (e) vapor phase applications of this technology to high temperature gaseous systems or to fuel injector wear problems associated with the use of natural gas engines; and (f) the use of the concept of tribopolymerization as an enabling technology in the development of new engines and new automotive propulsion systems.

Furey, M.J. [Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA (United States); Kajdas, C. [Warsaw Univ. of Technology, Plock (Poland); Kaltenbach, K.W. [Triad Investors Corp., Baltimore, MD (United States)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

184

Program on Technology Innovation: Ion Transport Membrane Oxygen Technology for Advanced Power Generation Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents an Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Technology Innovation (TI) project that provides background information and increased understanding to EPRI members of the potential benefits of integrating ion transport membrane (ITM) technology for oxygen production with integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) and oxyfuel combustion pulverized coal power plants. This TI project also generated new learning by conducting literature reviews of existing and new air separation technolo...

2009-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

185

Evaluation of multi-attribute decision making systems applied during the concept design of new microplasma devices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Various multi-attribute decision making (MADM) systems can be implemented to narrow a field of new concept designs down to those with high likelihoods of surpassing state-of-the-art technologies. This research investigated the conceptual design phase ... Keywords: AHP, Concept design tools, Design process(es), Engineering design, GRA, MADM, Multi-attribute decision making, New product development, Pugh, QFD, UBAF

Elizabeth Lennon, John Farr, Ronald Besser

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Innovation Celebration  

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

Innovation Celebration Innovation Celebration Community Connections: Our link to Northern New Mexico Communities Latest Issue:Dec. 2013 - Jan. 2014 All Issues » submit Innovation Celebration showcases economic development in Northern New Mexico Ten local businesses honored at the event. May 1, 2013 Chantal Lau of PediBioMetrix, LLC was one of those recogned at the Innovation Celebration Chantal Lau of PediBioMetrix, LLC was one of those recognized at the Innovation Celebration. Contact Editor Linda Anderman Email Community Programs Office Kurt Steinhaus Email Last month 10 New Mexico businesses were recognized during the 12th annual Innovation Celebration in Albuquerque. The companies highlighted are involved in everything from helping with premature infants' feeding difficulties to separating water from natural gas pumped from wells. They

187

Contacts - Energy Innovation Portal  

Bookmark Contacts - Energy Innovation Portal on Google; Bookmark Contacts - Energy Innovation Portal on Delicious; Rank Contacts - Energy Innovation ...

188

DOE Issues Funding Opportunity for Innovations to Increase Cybersecuri...  

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

Innovations to Increase Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems DOE Issues Funding Opportunity for Innovations to Increase Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems February 11,...

189

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Basement...  

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

Basement Insulation Systems Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Basement Insulation Systems This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America...

190

Wind Speed Technology Phase II: Semisubmersible Platform and Anchor Foundation Systems for Wind Turbine Support; Concept Marine Associates, Inc.  

SciTech Connect

This fact sheet describes a subcontract with Concept Marine Associates, Inc. to evaluate and optimize a semisubmersible platform and anchor foundation system that can support a 5-MW wind turbine.

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

All Innovations  

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

70 Years of Innovations » 70 Years of Innovations » All Innovations /about/_assets/images/icon-about.jpg All Innovations Since 1943, some of the world's smartest and most passionate technical people have accomplished the difficult, the unexpected, and what sometimes seems impossible at Los Alamos *70 YEARS OF INNOVATIONS 1940s 1943 WAR-ENDING INVENTIONS The Laboratory was created with one crucial objective: gather the world's brightest scientific minds to design and build a weapon that would help to end World War II. Fight power with power xx Essential for obtaining data to design war-ending weapons, Los Alamos scientists constructed the first homogeneous liquid-fuel reactor fueled by enriched uranium, code-named Water Boiler, as a neutron source. Two more were built. These reactors led to pioneering research on radiation's effects.

192

Design concepts for flash steam systems for use with medium temperature geothermal water  

SciTech Connect

Medium temperature water can be utilized for production of electrical energy when it is available in massive quantities. The design concepts herein are to provide a base for feasibility studies and evaluate processes with consideration of the economics of developing this electrical energy on a commercial scale. Two methods of producing electrical energy with geothermal water are being considered. The methods discussed in this document are by the flashing process of producing steam for driving turbine-generators. Flash steam systems were evaluated for use with 300/sup 0/F water. Single and multiflash systems were evaluated and component size sensitivity to operating pressures were studied. It was determined that a double flash system is the most practical system. Net power production of approximately 2.4 megawatts/million pounds per hour of brine is estimated for the double flash system which operates at an initial flash pressure of 30 psia and a second stage pressure of 13 psia. Flash pressures below atmospheric are not recommended due to oxygen leakage into the system. Sensitivity analysis has indicated that the power output is not highly sensitive to the first stage flash pressure. A significant loss in power output occurs if the second stage pressure is increased significantly.

Whitbeck, J.F.

1975-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Small Business Innovation Research Grant Helps Propel Innovative Wind  

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

Small Business Innovation Research Grant Helps Propel Innovative Small Business Innovation Research Grant Helps Propel Innovative Wind Energy Small Business Small Business Innovation Research Grant Helps Propel Innovative Wind Energy Small Business March 11, 2011 - 10:32am Addthis Link to image of Wind Tower System's Space Frame Tower™ Link to image of Wind Tower System's Space Frame Tower(tm) Mark Higgins Operations Supervisor, Wind & Water Power Technologies Office Wind Tower Systems, a subsidiary of Wasatch Wind, was founded in 2002 to research, develop and commercialize new ways to make lighter, taller and easier- to-assemble land-based wind turbines. Since then, the Park City, Utah-based small business received early funding from the Department of Energy, which catalyzed investment from the California Energy Commission

194

Solar Central Receiver Hybrid Power Systems sodium-cooled receiver concept. Final report. Volume III. Appendices  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The overall, long term objective of the Solar Central Receiver Hybrid Power System is to identify, characterize, and ultimately demonstrate the viability and cost effectiveness of solar/fossil, steam Rankine cycle, hybrid power systems that: (1) consist of a combined solar central receiver energy source and a nonsolar energy source at a single, common site, (2) may operate in the base, intermediate, and peaking capacity modes, (3) produce the rated output independent of variations in solar insolation, (4) provide a significant savings (50% or more) in fuel consumpton, and (5) produce power at the minimum possible cost in mills/kWh. It is essential that these hybrid concepts be technically feasible and economically competitive with other systems in the near to mid-term time period (1985-1990) on a commercial scale. The program objective for Phase I is to identify and conceptually characterize solar/fossil steam Rankine cycle, commercial-scale, power plant systems that are economically viable and technically feasible. This volume contains appendices to the conceptual design and systems analysis studies gien in Volume II, Books 1 and 2. (WHK)

None

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Accelerating Innovation Webinar Series - Energy Innovation ...  

Accelerating Innovation Webinar Series. In partnership with the Battelle Commercialization Council, the Energy Innovation Portal is hosting an ...

196

Parametric systems studies of the aqueous-based (slurry) blanket concept for accelerator transmutation of waste  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Transmutation of long-lived nuclear waste currently stored in spent reactor fuels may represent an attractive alternative to deep geologic disposal. The aqueous-based accelerator transmutation of waste (ATW) concept uses a proton accelerator to produce a 1.6-GeV, 250-mA ( ca. 400 MW) beam that is split four ways and directed to four D{sub 2}O-cooled solid W-Pb composite targets. Each target in turn is centered in a heavy water moderated, highly multiplying, actinide (oxide)-slurry blanket. The target-blanket system for ATW resides at an interface separating two major systems that are crucial to the economic and technical success of the concept: (a) the high-energy (power-intensive) accelerator delivering 0.8 to 1.6 GeV protons to the high-Z spallation neutron source and (b) the chemical-plant equipment (CPE) that provides feedstock appropriate for efficient and effective transmutation. Parametric studies have been performed to assess the effects of the target-blanket on overall system performance with regard to neutron economy, chemical-processing efficiency and thermal-hydraulic design options. Based on these parametric evaluations, an interim base-case aqueous-slurry ATW design was selected for more detailed analysis. This base-case target-blanket consists of an array of Zr-Nb pressure tubes placed in a heavy water moderator surrounding a heavy-water-cooled W-Pb target. Neutronics and thermal-hydraulic calculations indicate that each of the four ATW target-blanket modules operating with a neutron multiplication k{sub eff} = 0.95 can transmute the actinide waste and the technetium and iodine waste from ca. 2.5 light water reactors. By recovering the fission heat, sufficient electricity can be produced both to operate the accelerator and to supply power to the grid for revenue generation. These broad-based parametric studies have provided guidance to a preliminary conceptual engineering design of the aqueous-slurry ATW blanket concept.

Beard, C.A.; Davidson, J.W.; Krakowski, R.A.; Battat, M.E. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

An autonomous long-term fast reactor system and the principal design limitations of the concept  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The objectives of this dissertation were to find a principal domain of promising and technologically feasible reactor physics characteristics for a multi-purpose, modular-sized, lead-cooled, fast neutron spectrum reactor fueled with an advanced uranium-transuranic-nitride fuel and to determine the principal limitations for the design of an autonomous long-term multi-purpose fast reactor (ALM-FR) within the principal reactor physics characteristic domain. The objectives were accomplished by producing a conceptual design for an ALM-FR and by analysis of the potential ALM-FR performance characteristics. The ALM-FR design developed in this dissertation is based on the concept of a secure transportable autonomous reactor for hydrogen production (STAR-H2) and represents further refinement of the STAR-H2 concept towards an economical, proliferation-resistant, sustainable, multi-purpose nuclear energy system. The development of the ALM-FR design has been performed considering this reactor within the frame of the concept of a self-consistent nuclear energy system (SCNES) that satisfies virtually all of the requirements for future nuclear energy systems: efficient energy production, safety, self-feeding, non-proliferation, and radionuclide burning. The analysis takes into consideration a wide range of reactor design aspects including selection of technologically feasible fuels and structural materials, core configuration optimization, dynamics and safety of long-term operation on one fuel loading, and nuclear material non-proliferation. Plutonium and higher actinides are considered as essential components of an advanced fuel that maintains long-term operation. Flexibility of the ALM-FR with respect to fuel compositions is demonstrated acknowledging the principal limitations of the long-term burning of plutonium and higher actinides. To ensure consistency and accuracy, the modeling has been performed using state-of-the-art computer codes developed at Argonne National Laboratory. As a result of the computational analysis performed in this work, the ALM-FR design provides for the possibility of continuous operation during about 40 years on one fuel loading containing mixture of depleted uranium with plutonium and higher actinides. All reactor physics characteristics of the ALM-FR are kept within technological limits ensuring safety of ultra-long autonomous operation. The results obtained provide for identification of physical features of the ALM-FR that significantly influence flexibility of the design and its applications. The special emphasis is given to existing limitations on the utilization of higher actinides as a fuel component.

Tsvetkova, Galina Valeryevna

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Call for Proposals for SystemsX.ch Projects In the Messages on Education, Research and Innovation for 2008-2011 and 2012, the Fed-  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of the SystemsX.ch initiative. The Mes- sage on Education, Research and Innovation for 2013-2016 envisages- view, for the period of 2013-2016. Teams of scientists from all SystemsX.ch partner institu- tions ................................................................................................12 3.1.10 Annual Scientific and Financial Reporting

Glinz, Martin

199

Ecological and Economical efficient Heating and Cooling by innovative Gas Motor Heat Pump Systems and Solutions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

options ·Universal application as an Air-Air System (VRF), Air-Water System or combined as a Mixed System application options · Option 1: Air-Air System (VRF) #12;· Option 2: Air-Air System (HVAC System) Gas Heat

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

200

Full Size Image - Energy Innovation Portal  

Energy Innovation Portal Technologies. ... Home PNNL Marketing Summaries Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) Software. Site Map; Printable Version;

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201

Satellite Power Systems (SPS): concept development and evaluation program, preliminary assessment  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Satellite Power System (SPS) is an emerging concept for capturing solar energy in space for use in producing electrical energy on earth. To develop an understanding of the technical and economic feasibility and of the environmental and societal acceptability of the SPS is an enormous challenge. The Department of Energy and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are engaged in a three-year assessment of the SPS that began in the fall of 1977 and will be completed in the summer of 1980. The DOE/NASA assessment is engaging the efforts of many organizations in the United States and is developing a large body of information. At approximately the mid-point of the assessment, this preliminary project assessment report describes what has been done and what has been learned with an emphasis on the overriding issues.

Not Available

1979-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Concept of the transport system in the western part of the Arctic  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

According to the concept of the energy policy of Russia under new economic conditions, the production of oil and gas condensate after a decline to 300-345 million tons/yr in 1997 will reach 370-400 million tons in 2010, and the export of oil and petroleum products, apart from countries of the CIS, will be 90-120 million tons/yr and of natural gas 130-140 billion m{sup 3}. The main sources of oil and gas production will be Volga region and Tyumen, Yamal, and Pechora-Nenets provinces. The most prospective oil and gas fields are located in an extensive territory north of the Arctic Circle and on the continental shelf of the Barnets and Kara Seas. The geographic location of the world`s richest fields of energy resources creates favorable conditions for their export to Northern Europe, northern states of the USA and Canada, and after developing direct sailing along the Northern Sea Route. According to preliminary data, the volume of export of oil and petroleum products in the next 10-15 years form this region can amount to 20-25 millions tons and delivery of supplies 1.5-2.0 million tons. Sea transport plays a substantial role in export shipments. In 1989, 98.0 Million tons of oil was unloaded through Black Sea and Baltic ports. The transport system should be reliable, ecologically safe, and cost-effective, should adapt well for providing the fields being developed on the continent and shelf with transport services, and should deliver oil and products to any importing country. With consideration of the complex; and importance of the problem, in the present concept the transport system in the stretch of domestic traffic is examined in there variants: variant 1 - {open_quotes}Island terminal,{close_quotes} variant 2 - {open_quotes}Oil trunk pipeline,{close_quotes} 3 - {open_quotes}Shore terminal.{close_quotes}

Parfenov, A.F.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Analysis of Innovative HVAC System Technologies and Their Application for Office Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ABSTRACT Analysis of Innovative HVAC System Technologies and Their Application for Office Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates. (December 2010) Oleksandr Tanskyi, B.S., National Technical University of Ukraine; M.S., National Technical University of Ukraine Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. David E. Claridge Dr. Michael B. Pate The commercial buildings sector in the United States used 18% (17.93 Quads) of the U.S. primary energy in 2006. Office buildings are the largest single energy consumption category in the commercial buildings sector of the United States with annual energy consumption around 1.1 Quads. Traditional approaches used in commercial building designs are not adequate to save energy in both depth and scale. One of the most effective ways to reduce energy consumption is to improve energy performance of HVAC systems. High-performance HVAC systems and components, as well as application of renewable energy sources, were surveyed for buildings in hot and humid climates. An analysis of performance and energy saving potential estimation for selected HVAC systems in hot and humid climates was developed based on energy consumption simulation models in DOE-2.1E. A calibrated energy consumption model of an existing office building located in the hot and humid climate conditions of Texas was developed. Based on this model, the energy saving potential of the building was estimated. In addition, energy consumption simulation models were developed for a new office building, including simulation of energy saving measures that could be achieved with further improvements of HVAC system above the energy conservation codes requirements. The theoretical minimum energy consumption level for the same office building was estimated for the purpose of evaluating the whole building energy efficiency level. The theoretical minimum energy consumption model of the office building was designed to provide the same level of comfort and services to the building occupants as provided in the actual building simulation model. Finally, the energy efficiency of the building that satisfies valid energy conservation codes and the building with an improved HVAC system was estimated based on theoretically minimum energy consumption level. The analysis provided herein can be used for new building practitioners and existing building owners to evaluate energy reduction potential and the performance of innovative technologies such as dedicated outdoor air system, displacement ventilation, improved cooling system efficiency, air source heat pumps and natural gas heat pumps.

Tanskyi, Oleksandr

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental assessment for the satellite power system concept development and evaluation program: atmospheric effects  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has undertaken a preliminary, three-year program to investigate the impacts of the construction and operation of a satellite power system, of unprecedented scale. The Department of Energy's program, titled The Concept Development and Evaluation Program, focused its investigations on a Reference System description that calls for the use of either silicon (Si) or gallium aluminum-arsenide (GaAlAs) photovoltaic cells on 60 satellites to be constructed in GEO over a 30-yr period. Rectennas would be constructed on the ground to receive microwave energy from the satellites. Each satellite-rectenna pair is designed to produce 5 GW of power on an essentially continuous basis for use as a baseload power source for an electric power distribution system. The environmental assessment part of the program was divided into five interdependent task areas. The present document constitutes the final technical report on one of the five task areas, the Assessment of the Atmospheric Effects, and as such presents an in-depth summary of work performed during the assessment program. The issues associated with SPS activities in the troposphere are examined. These include tropospheric weather modification related to rectenna operations and rocket launches, and air quality impacts related to rocketlaunch ground clouds. Then progressing upward through the various levels of the atmosphere, the principal middle and upper atmospheric effects associated with rocket effluents are analyzed. Finally, all of the potential SPS atmospheric effects are summarized.

Rote, D.M.; Brubaker, K.L.; Lee, J.L.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Essays on Service Innovation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As economies are increasingly driven by services, the introduction of new services to satisfy customers and improve firm value is becoming a critical issue for managers. In my dissertation, I take a step in improving the understanding of service innovations. In the first essay, I look at the determinants of the number of service innovations introduced by a firm and their interrelationship with customer satisfaction and firm value. Furthermore, I look how these interrelationships vary between Internet-Enabled Service Innovations (IESIs) and Non-Internet-Enabled Service Innovations (NIESIs). I develop a system of equations that link service innovation, customer satisfaction and firm value. I model the determinants of service innovations, using a zero-inflated Poisson model. I estimate the model on a panel data set that I assembled across multiple industries from multiple data sources such as the American Customer Satisfaction Index, Compustat, SDC Platinum, and LexisNexis. My results reveal that IESIs are more strongly influenced by financial resources of the firm and by market growth than are NIESIs. Surprisingly, neither IESIs nor NIESIs have a significant direct effect on customer satisfaction. However, IESIs have a positive and significant effect on firm value. Given the differences between consumer markets and business markets, it is important to understand better the determinants and outcomes of business-to-business service innovations (B2B-SIs). In my second essay, I empirically address this issue. I develop a modeling system that relates service innovation to firm value. I estimate my model on unique panel data of service innovations. Results indicate that B2B-SIs have positive effects on firm value. Furthermore, I find that the number of B2B-SIs introduced by a firm is primarily determined by firm-level factors rather than marketlevel factors Overall, I find that regardless of firm type or market type, the number of service innovations introduced by a firm has a substantial impact on firm value. In particular, IESIs and B2B-SIs increase firm value. In addition, the two essays also show that liquid financial resources are important determinants of service innovations. This is especially true for IESIs and B2B-SIs.

Dotzel, Thomas

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

DESIGN AND LAYOUT CONCEPTS FOR COMPACT, FACTORY-PRODUCED, TRANSPORTABLE, GENERATION IV REACTOR SYSTEMS  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this research project is to develop compact (100 to 400 MWe) Generation IV nuclear power plant design and layout concepts that maximize the benefits of factory-based fabrication and optimal packaging, transportation and siting. The reactor concepts selected were compact designs under development in the 2000 to 2001 period. This interdisciplinary project was comprised of three university-led nuclear engineering teams identified by reactor coolant type (water, gas, and liquid metal) and a fourth Industrial Engineering team. The reactors included a Modular Pebble Bed helium-cooled concept being developed at MIT, the IRIS water-cooled concept being developed by a team led by Westinghouse Electric Company, and a Lead-Bismuth-cooled concept developed by UT. In addition to the design and layout concepts this report includes a section on heat exchanger manufacturing simulations and a section on construction and cost impacts of proposed modular designs.

Mynatt Fred R.; Townsend, L.W.; Williamson, Martin; Williams, Wesley; Miller, Laurence W.; Khan, M. Khurram; McConn, Joe; Kadak, Andrew C.; Berte, Marc V.; Sawhney, Rapinder; Fife, Jacob; Sedler, Todd L.; Conway, Larry E.; Felde, Dave K.

2003-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

207

Edison Innovation Green Growth Fund (New Jersey) | Department of Energy  

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

Edison Innovation Green Growth Fund (New Jersey) Edison Innovation Green Growth Fund (New Jersey) Edison Innovation Green Growth Fund (New Jersey) < Back Eligibility Commercial Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Solar Buying & Making Electricity Water Wind Program Info Funding Source Public Benefit Fund State New Jersey Program Type Loan Program Provider New Jersey Economic Development Authority The EIGGF offers loans up to $2 million with a performance grant component to support technology companies with Class I renewable energy or energy efficiency products or systems that have achieved "proof of concept" and successful independent beta results, have begun generating commercial revenues, and will receive 1:1 match funding by time of loan closing. Photovoltaic, solar, wind energy, renewably fueled fuel cells, wave, tidal,

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Air quality and Intelligent Transportation Systems : understanding Integrated Innovation, Deployment and Adaptation of Public Technologies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

During the past two decades, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) have provided transportation organizations with increasingly advanced tools both to operate and manage systems in real-time. At the same time, federal ...

Dodder, Rebecca Susanne

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Award Success Story: Proton Energy Systems  

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

Proton Energy Systems Proton Energy Systems Proton Energy Systems is a suc- cessful small business specializing in clean production of hydrogen from water for diverse applications. Much of the technology develop- ment has been supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Fuel Cell Technologies Program within the Office Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Proton Energy Systems designs and manufactures proton exchange mem- brane (PEM) electrochemical systems to make hydrogen from water in a zero pollution process producing safe, pure, reliable onsite hydrogen to meet today's global hydrogen requirements. The Company has been develop- ing and manufacturing electrolysis systems since 1996, with more than 1,600 units currently deployed in 62 countries. Proton's PEM systems are

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Competition Innovations  

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Competition Innovations Competition Innovations Through the years, innovations, advancements and research projects have resulted from competitions. From Challenge X 2007 Mississippi State University on the road during the on-road fuel economy event Forrest Jehlik, Lead Technical Coordinator, Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison preparing for an on-road vehicle emissions event. Pennsylvania State University racing through the cones of the autocross event. Left: Mississippi State University on the road during the on-road fuel economy event. Center: Forrest Jehlik and the University of Wisconsin-Madison preparing for an on-road fuel economy event. Right: Pennsylvania State University on the road during the on-road fuel economy event.

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Business Innovation Programs Agribusiness Supply Chain Survey  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Business Innovation Programs Agribusiness Supply Chain Survey Industrial Energy Efficiency Healthy LAFAYETTE, Ind. - An industry's supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link. For the agribusiness Workforce Green Worker Certification Nanotechnology Transfer Energy Systems Network Innovations Link #12

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Program on Technology Innovation: Systems Assessment of Direct Carbon Fuel Cells Technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Efficiently using abundant coal resources in a way that limits CO2 emissions is among the toughest challenges facing the power industry. Coal options available include combustion systems such as pulverized coal (PC) and supercritical systems that use the steam Rankin cycle; integrated-gasification-combined-cycle (IGCC) systems that use a gas turbine/steam turbine combined cycle; and advanced gasification fuel cell cycles, which use a combination of high-temperature fuel cells with gas or steam turbine sy...

2008-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

213

Conceptual innovations in hybrid reactors  

SciTech Connect

A number of innovations in the conception of fusion-fission hybrid reactors, including the blanket, the fusion driver, the coupling of the fusion and the fission components as well as the application of hybrid reactors are described, and their feasibility assessed.

Greenspan, E.; Miley, G.H.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Innovative On-site Integrated Energy System Tested World Renewable Energy Congress VIII  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Testing and verification of the skid-mounted design should lead to adoption of this system in commercial bromide. As the vapor condenses, chilled water is produced. This advanced double-effect chiller uses two building structures at a specific site while maintaining features, which optimize system performance

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Quality Management System Guidelines  

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

management system tools customized for residential construction management system tools customized for residential construction are ready for use by builders, trades, and designers to help eliminate mistakes that would require high-cost rework. Unlike many manufacturing industries, home construction is usually accomplished through the cooperation of several businesses, including the designer; the architect; the builder; site supervisors; HVAC, plumbing, electrical, framing, roofing, insulation and other contractors; manufacturers and suppliers of materials and components, code inspectors, Home Energy Rating System (HERS) raters, and mortgage lenders. Historically, relationships in the residential construction industry are adversarial, with multiple disconnects and conflicts among the builder, subcontractors, material and product suppliers, and manufacturers.

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Quality Management System Guidelines  

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

Management System tools customized for residential construction Management System tools customized for residential construction are ready for use by builders, trades, and designers to help eliminate mistakes that would require high-cost rework. Unlike many manufacturing industries, home construction is usually accomplished through the cooperation of several businesses, including the designer; the architect; the builder; site supervisors; HVAC, plumbing, electrical, framing, roofing, insulation and other contractors; manufacturers and suppliers of materials and components, code inspectors, Home Energy Rating System (HERS) raters, and mortgage lenders. Historically, relationships in the residential construction industry are adversarial, with multiple disconnects and conflicts among the builder, subcontractors, material and product suppliers, and manufacturers.

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Program on Technology Innovation: Five-Wire Feasibility on Con Edison's Distribution Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The feasibility of a five-wire distribution system has gained interest in recent years. The five-wire distribution system features an isolated neutral that carries unbalanced load current. The main advantages of the five-wire distribution system include lower stray voltage and magnetic fields and easier detection of high-impedance faults. Under normal conditions, the five-wire design operates very similar to the four-wire design with one major exception all the return current is confined to the neutral t...

2006-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

218

Program assessment report, statement of findings. Satellite power systems concept development and evaluation program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

What is known, uncertain, and unknown about the Solar Power Satellite (SPS) concept is stated. The important technical, environmental, and cost goal questions that must be answered prior to making a commitment to the SPS concept are discussed. Although significant technological, environmental and economic questions remain to be answered, the preliminary investigations undertaken in the CDEP do provide a basis for a policy decision on further commitment. Also, areas of research and experimentation required to acquire the knowledge by which a series of informed, time-phased decisions may be made concerning the possibility of the SPS concept playing a major role in the United States' energy future are suggested.

None

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Abstract Microgrids are a new concept for future energy dis-tribution systems that enable renewable energy integration and  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 Abstract ­ Microgrids are a new concept for future energy dis- tribution systems that enable renewable energy integration and improved energy management capability. Microgrids consist of multiple power quality and power distribution reliability, microgrids need to operate in both grid

Collins, Emmanuel

220

Energy Efficient Building Ventilation Systems: Innovative Building-Integrated Enthalpy Recovery  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

BEETIT Project: A2 is developing a building moisture and heat exchange technology that leverages a new material and design to create healthy buildings with lower energy use. Commercial building owners/operators are demanding buildings with greater energy efficiency and healthier indoor environments. A2 is developing a membrane-based heat and moisture exchanger that controls humidity by transferring the water vapor in the incoming fresh air to the drier air leaving the building. Unlike conventional systems, A2 locates the heat and moisture exchanger within the depths of the buildings wall to slow down the air flow and increase the surface area that captures humidity, but with less fan power. The systems integration into the wall reduces the size and demand on the air conditioning equipment and increases liable floor area flexibility.

None

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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BOA II: Asbestos Pipe-Insulation Removal Robot System. Innovative Technology Summary Report.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this task is to develop and demonstrate a mechanical, asbestos-removal system that can be remotely operated without a containment area. The technology, known as BOA, consists of a pipe-crawler removal head and a boom vehicle system with dual robots. BOA's removal head can be remotely placed on the outside of the pipe and can crawl along the pipe, removing lagging and insulation. The lagging and insulation is cut using a hybrid endmill water-jet cutter and then diced into 2-inch cube sections of ACM. These ACM sections are then removed from the pipe using a set of blasting fan- spray nozzles, vacuumed off through a vacuum hose, and bagged. Careful attention to vacuum and entrapment air flow ensures that the system can operate without a containment area while meeting local and federal standards for fiber count.

None

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … HPXML: A Standardized Home Performance Data Sharing System  

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

program tracking systems and program tracking systems and energy upgrade analysis software. Many software platforms are available for recording the results of home energy audits for energy-efficiency upgrades and for analyzing home energy performance. Because states and utilities have adopted different tools for compiling and analyzing the data, home performance companies that participate in multiple utility programs or operate over multiple regions need proficiency in each of the reporting platforms used. The necessity of being fluent in multiple programs and of providing results in numerous platforms dramatically increases the home performance companies' information technology infrastructure and training costs. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has supported the

223

Improved security for commercial container transports using an innovative active RFID system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The huge number of containers daily involved in the global transportation system opens important logistic and security issues. The matter of improving the management of goods in the harbor and the serious vulnerability problem of containers are relevant ... Keywords: Electronic seals, RFID technology, Secure supply chain, Secure transport, Wireless communications

Francesco Rizzo; Marcello Barboni; Lorenzo Faggion; Graziano Azzalin; Marco Sironi

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Program on Technology Innovation: EPRI Workshop on Power Electronics for the Power System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Generally speaking, power electronics is the process of employing semiconductor switching devices to change the characteristics (voltage, current, and/or frequency) of electrical power to suit a particular application. Power electronics can help the electric grid to become more efficient and reliable. This report summarizes the applications and role of power electronics associated with the power system. The technical challenges that should be taken into consideration are also listed. Additionally, the re...

2012-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

225

Program on Technology Innovation: Modeling of Single-Well Closed-Loop Enhanced Geothermal Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Conventional enhanced geothermal systems (EGSs) include one production well and one injection well to use hydrothermal resources to generate electricity. However, the high initial cost of drilling EGS wells is one of the main factors that hurt its competitiveness with other energy sources. The single-well closed-loop EGS (SWCLEGS) is a new type of geothermal power generation technology that aims to eliminate the need for natural hydrothermal resources with a relatively low drilling cost. The objective of...

2012-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

226

Program on Technology Innovation: Preliminary Test Protocol for Vehicle/Grid System Compatibility Testing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report defines step-by-step procedures for performing system compatibility compliance testing of plug-in electric vehicles. The tests described cover both the vehicle as a load (charging operation) and as a generation source (vehicle-to-grid operation). With many original equipment manufacturers of automobiles poised to release plug-in electric vehicles in the coming months, evaluating the interaction of these vehicles with the power grid has become an important issue. Because consumers are likely t...

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

227

Program on Technology Innovation: Probabilistic Risk Assessment Requirements for Passive Safety Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A key feature of the next generation of nuclear power reactors is a reliance on safety systems that are passive, that is, those that rely on natural physical laws and require minimal or no intervention by plant operators. These features are intended to significantly reduce the potential for serious events while simultaneously minimizing facility life-cycle costs. In addition to these features, these reactors will be licensed within a framework that will be risk-informed and performance-based. Because pro...

2007-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

228

Program on Technology Innovation: Comprehensive Risk Assessment Requirements for Passive Safety Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A key feature of the forthcoming generation of nuclear power reactors will be reliance on passive safety systems (PSSs)those that rely on natural physical laws and require minimal or no intervention by plant operators. In 2007, preliminary findings summarized the current state of research into tools and methods that are capable of supporting probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs) for PSSs. These results and a recommended research plan for addressing the identified issues are presented in the Electric Powe...

2008-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

229

Innovative coke oven gas cleaning system for retrofit applications. Environmental Monitoring program. Volume 1 - sampling progrom report. Baseline Sampling Program report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bethlehem Steel Corporation (BSC), in conjunction with the Department of Energy (DOE) is conducting a Clean Coal Technology (CCT) project at its Sparrows Point, Maryland Coke Oven Plant. This innovative coke oven gas cleaning system combines several existing technologies into an integrated system for removing impurities from Coke Oven Gas (COG) to make it an acceptable fuel. DOE provided cost-sharing under a Cooperative Agreement with BSC. This Cooperative Agreement requires BSC to develop and conduct and Environmental Monitoring Plan for the Clean Coal Technology project and to report the status of the EMP on a quarterly basis. It also requires the preparation of a final report on the results of the Baseline Compliance and Supplemental Sampling Programs that are part of the EMP and which were conducted prior to the startup of the innovative coke oven gas cleaning system. This report is the Baseline Sampling Program report.

Stuart, L.M.

1994-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

230

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile Integration of HVAC System Design with Simplified Duct Distribution  

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes work by Building America research teams who field tested simplified duct designs in hundreds of homes, confirming the performance of short compact duct runs, with supply registers near interior walls.

231

Options Study Documenting the Fast Reactor Fuels Innovative Design Activity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document provides presentation and general analysis of innovative design concepts submitted to the FCRD Advanced Fuels Campaign by nine national laboratory teams as part of the Innovative Transmutation Fuels Concepts Call for Proposals issued on October 15, 2009 (Appendix A). Twenty one whitepapers were received and evaluated by an independent technical review committee.

Jon Carmack; Kemal Pasamehmetoglu

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Business process innovation based on stakeholder perceptions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The literature offers a multitude of modeling and assessment techniques to represent differing enterprise stakeholder perspectives and interests in business process innovation. While each technique yields valuable insights into possibilities for innovating ... Keywords: Business process innovation, soft systems thinking, stakeholder analysis

Mark Lewis; Brett Young; Lars Mathiassen; Arun Rai; Richard Welke

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … HPXML: A Standardized Home Performance Data Sharing System  

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

home performance program tracking home performance program tracking systems and energy upgrade analysis software. Many software platforms are available for recording the results of home energy audits for energy-efficiency upgrades and for analyzing home energy performance. Because states and utilities have adopted different tools for compiling and analyzing the data, home performance companies that participate in multiple utility programs or operate over multiple regions need proficiency in each of the reporting platforms used. The necessity of being fluent in multiple programs and of providing results in numerous platforms dramatically increases the home performance companies' information technology infrastructure and training costs. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has supported the

234

Program on Technology Innovation: Adiabatic Compressed Air Energy Storage Systems for Renewable Energy Integration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the status and progress of the research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) work at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) on adiabatic no-fuel compressed air energy storage (CAES) for wind integration. Bulk energy storage (BES) is necessary to provide grid damping in order to mitigate wind power variability. The objective of adiabatic no-fuel CAES RD&D is to combine the lowest-cost BES option (which is CAES) with carbon-free operation. The research focuses on system desig...

2010-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

235

Accidental Innovation: Supporting Valuable Unpredictability in the Creative Process  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Historical accounts of human achievement suggest that accidents can play an important role in innovation. In this paper, we seek to contribute to an understanding of how digital systems might support valuable unpredictability in innovation processes ... Keywords: accidental discovery, accidental innovation, accidental invention, design of information systems, digital technology, innovation, serendipity

Robert D. Austin; Lee Devin; Erin E. Sullivan

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

NREL: Innovation Spectrum - NREL Spectrum of Innovation Video (Text  

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

Spectrum of Innovation Video (Text Version) Spectrum of Innovation Video (Text Version) Below is the text version of the NREL Spectrum of Innovation video. "...renewable energy is a national imperative..." "...This breakthrough technology will..." "...we are still looking for an innovative material that will..." "...we need a study to determine..." "...the right people need to work together..." "...competing priorities mean we cannot..." There are many voices calling for a future of abundant, clean energy. The choices are many...and the challenges are daunting. How will we get there? The National Renewable Energy Laboratory integrates the entire spectrum of innovation, including Fundamental Science, Market-Relevant Research, Systems Integration, Testing and Validation, Commercialization, and

237

Preliminary Systems Design Study assessment report. [Evaluation of using specific technologies, system concepts for treating the buried waste and the surrounding contaminated soil  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The System Design Study (SDS), part of the Waste Technology Development Department at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), examined techniques available for the remediation of hazardous and transuranic waste stored at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex's Subsurface Disposal Area at the INEL. Using specific technologies, system concepts for treating the buried waste and the surrounding contaminated soil were evaluated. Evaluation included implementability, effectiveness, and cost. The SDS resulted in the development of technology requirements including demonstration, testing, and evaluation activities needed for implementing each concept.

Mayberry, J.L.; Feizollahi, F.; Del Signore, J.C.

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Planning maritime logistics concepts for offshore wind farms: a newly developed decision support system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The wind industry is facing new, great challenges due to the planned construction of thousands of offshore wind turbines in the North and Baltic Sea. With increasing distances from the coast and rising sizes of the plants the industry has to face the ... Keywords: assembly, installation, installation vessel, logistics concepts, logistics strategies, maritime supply chain, offshore wind, production, simulation

Kerstin Lange; Andr Rinne; Hans-Dietrich Haasis

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Digital Innovation and the Division of Innovative Labor: Digital Controls in the Automotive Industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study of the U.S. automobile industry, we highlight the way the division of innovative labor across firms in the supply chain can be influenced by a particular form of digital innovation known as digital control systems. Digital ... Keywords: automotive industry, digital control hierarchy, digital controls, digital innovation, division of innovative labor, dual-product hierarchy, inclusionary hierarchy, mirroring hypothesis, systems integration

Jaegul Lee; Nicholas Berente

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Top Innovations 2012 | Department of Energy  

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

Top Innovations 2012 Top Innovations 2012 Top Innovations 2012 On this page, you will find Building America's Top Innovations from 1995 through 2012, with links to a profile describing each innovation. Note that some categories may not have a top innovation each year. Flow chart graphic 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices Top Innovations in this category cover research in thermal enclosure improvements, HVAC components, ventilation and other health and safety issues. 1.1 Building Science Solutions Thermal Enclosure: Basement Insulation Systems Advanced Framing Systems and Packages Unvented, Conditioned Attics Unvented, Conditioned Crawlspaces High-R Walls Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning: Integration of HVAC System Design with Simplified Duct Distribution Ducts in Conditioned Space

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241

Comparison of cask and drywell storage concepts for a monitored retrievable storage/interim storage system  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy, through its Richland Operations Office is evaluating the feasibility, timing, and cost of providing a federal capability for storing the spent fuel, high-level wastes, and transuranic wastes that DOE may be obligated by law to manage until permanent waste disposal facilities are available. Three concepts utilizing a monitored retrievable storage/interim storage (MRS/IS) facility have been developed and analyzed. The first concept, co-location with a reprocessing plant, has been developed by staff of Allied General Nuclear Services. the second concept, a stand-alone facility, has been developed by staff of the General Atomic Company. The third concept, co-location with a deep geologic repository, has been developed by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory with the assistance of the Westinghouse Hanford Company and Kaiser Engineers. The objectives of this study are: to develop preconceptual designs for MRS/IS facilities: to examine various issues such as transportation of wastes, licensing of the facilities, and environmental concerns associated with operation of such facilities; and to estimate the life-cycle costs of the facilities when operated in response to a set of scenarios that define the quantities and types of waste requiring storage in specific time periods, generally spanning the years 1989 to 2037. Three scenarios are examined to develop estimates of life-cycle costs for the MRS/IS facilities. In the first scenario, the reprocessing plant is placed in service in 1989 and HLW canisters are stored until a repository is opened in the year 1998. Additional reprocessing plants and repositories are placed in service at intervals as needed to meet the demand. In the second scenario, the reprocessing plants are delayed in starting operations by 10 years, but the repositories open on schedule. In the third scenario, the repositories are delayed 10 years, but the reprocessing plants open on schedule.

Rasmussen, D.E.

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Other Innovative Storage Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High Efficiency Electrical Energy Storage Using Reversible Solid Oxide Cells: Scott Barnett1; Gareth Hughes1; Kyle Yakal-Kremski1; Zhan Gao1; 1 Northwestern...

243

An Innovative System for the Efficient and Effective Treatment of Non-Traditional Waters for Reuse in Thermoelectric Power Generation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study assessed opportunities for improving water quality associated with coal-fired power generation including the use of non-traditional waters for cooling, innovative technology for recovering and reusing water within power plants, novel approaches for the removal of trace inorganic compounds from ash pond effluents, and novel approaches for removing biocides from cooling tower blowdown. This research evaluated specifically designed pilot-scale constructed wetland systems for treatment of targeted constituents in non-traditional waters for reuse in thermoelectric power generation and other purposes. The overall objective of this project was to decrease targeted constituents in non-traditional waters to achieve reuse criteria or discharge limitations established by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Clean Water Act (CWA). The six original project objectives were completed, and results are presented in this final technical report. These objectives included identification of targeted constituents for treatment in four non-traditional water sources, determination of reuse or discharge criteria for treatment, design of constructed wetland treatment systems for these non-traditional waters, and measurement of treatment of targeted constituents in non-traditional waters, as well as determination of the suitability of the treated non-traditional waters for reuse or discharge to receiving aquatic systems. The four non-traditional waters used to accomplish these objectives were ash basin water, cooling water, flue gas desulfurization (FGD) water, and produced water. The contaminants of concern identified in ash basin waters were arsenic, chromium, copper, mercury, selenium, and zinc. Contaminants of concern in cooling waters included free oxidants (chlorine, bromine, and peroxides), copper, lead, zinc, pH, and total dissolved solids. FGD waters contained contaminants of concern including arsenic, boron, chlorides, selenium, mercury, chemical oxygen demand (COD), and zinc. Similar to FGD waters, produced waters contained contaminants of concern that are predominantly inorganic (arsenic, cadmium, chlorides, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, sulfide, zinc, total dissolved solids), but also contained some organics (benzene, PAHs, toluene, total organic carbon, total suspended solids, and oil and grease). Constituents of concern that may cause chemical scaling, biofouling and corrosion, such as pH, hardness and ionic strength, and nutrients (P, K, and N) may also be found in all four non-traditional waters. NPDES permits were obtained for these non-traditional waters and these permit limits are summarized in tabular format within this report. These limits were used to establish treatment goals for this research along with toxicity values for Ceriodaphnia dubia, water quality criteria established by the US EPA, irrigation standards established by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and reuse standards focused on minimization of damage to the power plant by treated waters. Constructed wetland treatment systems were designed for each non-traditional water source based on published literature reviews regarding remediation of the constituents of concern, biogeochemistry of the specific contaminants, and previous research. During this study, 4 non-traditional waters, which included ash basin water, cooling water, FGD water and produced water (PW) were obtained or simulated to measure constructed wetland treatment system performance. Based on data collected from FGD experiments, pilot-scale constructed wetland treatment systems can decrease aqueous concentrations of elements of concern (As, B, Hg, N, and Se). Percent removal was specific for each element, including ranges of 40.1% to 77.7% for As, 77.6% to 97.8% for Hg, 43.9% to 88.8% for N, and no measureable removal to 84.6% for Se. Other constituents of interest in final outflow samples should have aqueous characteristics sufficient for discharge, with the exception of chlorides (<2000 mg/L). Based on total dissolved solids, co-

John Rodgers; James Castle

2008-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

244

Parallel Integrated Thermal Management - Energy Innovation Portal  

Many current cooling systems for hybrid electric vehicles ... Energy Innovation Portal ... either through direct heat transfer or through integration with a heat ...

245

Mode Meter - Home - Energy Innovation Portal  

A large effort is underway in the electricity industry to replace those legacy systems ... Energy Innovation ... Technology Marketing Summary Electricity grids ...

246

Technology Innovation Program | Partnerships | ORNL  

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Nanofermentation System Technology Assistance Program Licensing Staff Search For Technologies Available Technologies Licensing Opportunity Announcements Partnerships Home | Connect with ORNL | For Industry | Partnerships | Technology Licensing | Technology Innovation Program SHARE Technology Innovation Program The Technology Innovation Program (TIP) is a 1-year program designed to accelerate selected technologies to commercial readiness. TIP projects are proposed by ORNL scientists and engineers and selected competitively based on their potential for near-term societal or economic impact. TIP technologies are advanced through research and development and outreach to industry. TIP is funded by UT-Battelle licensing royalties. When a technology enters the TIP process, it is initially made unavailable

247

Interline Photovoltaic (I-PV) power system - A novel concept of power flow control and management  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents a new system configuration for a large-scale Photovoltaic (PV) power system with multi-line transmission/distribution networks. A PV power plant is reconfigured in a way that two adjacent power system ...

Khadkikar, Vinod

248

Proceedings of the third biennial conference and workshop on wind energy conversion systems. Volume II  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Separate abstracts are included for 34 papers presented concerning technology development, meteorological siting considerations, multi-unit applications, and innovative and advanced systems concepts. Two papers were previously input into the energy data base.

Kornreich, T R [ed.

1978-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

An advanced bioprocessing concept for the conversion of wastepaper to ethanol  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Wastepaper is a plentiful and low-cost lignocellulosic feed material that may represent the most direct way to penetrate the market with an advanced bioprocessing system. Innovative bioprocessing concepts integrated into such a system for the production of ethanol should be economically viable. Several of the proposed processing advances for such a system have only been studied on a laboratory scale, so a more thorough process development and scale-up effort will be required.

Scott, C.D.; Davison, B.H.; Scott, T.C.; Woodward, J.; Dees, C.; Rothrock, D.S.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Environmental assessment for the satellite power system concept development and evaluation program: nonmicrowave health and ecological effects  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A Concept Development and Evaluation Program is being carried out for a proposed Satellite Power System (SPS). For purposes of this evaluation, a preliminary reference system has been developed. SPS, as described in the reference system, would collect solar energy on satellites in geosychronous orbit in space. The energy would be converted to microwaves and beamed to an earth-receiving antenna (rectenna). One task in the environmental part of the program is the assessment of the nonmicrowave effects on health and the environment. These effects would result from all phases of SPS development and operation. This report covers the current knowledge regarding these effects, and is based on the reference system. The assessment is summarized as to scope, methodology, impacts of terrestrial development, launch and recovery of spacecraft, space activities (including health effects of the space environment, ionizing radiation, electromagnetic exposure, spacecraft charging and environmental interactions, occupational hazards, etc.) and construction and operation of rectenna (ground receiving station).

White, M.R.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Innovation Ecosystem Initiative - Home - Energy Innovation Portal  

Innovation Ecosystem Initiative. In September 2010, the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) ...

252

Renewable Energy Innovations  

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applying our expertise in chemical and materials science to provide innovations in renewable energy generation, storage, and use. 4 08 FACT SHEET Renewable Energy Innovations 4...

253

About - Energy Innovation Portal  

About the Energy Innovation Portal. The Energy Innovation Portal is a one-stop resource for Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE ...

254

About - Energy Innovation Portal  

About the Energy Innovation Portal. The Energy Innovation Portal is a one-stop resource for Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable ...

255

Image search by concept map  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we present a novel image search system, image search by concept map. This system enables users to indicate not only what semantic concepts are expected to appear but also how these concepts are spatially distributed in the desired ... Keywords: concept map, image search

Hao Xu; Jingdong Wang; Xian-Sheng Hua; Shipeng Li

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

State-based network intrusion detection systems for SCADA protocols: a proof of concept  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a novel Intrusion Detection System able to detect complex attacks to SCADA systems. By complex attack, we mean a set of commands (carried in Modbus packets) that, while licit when considered in isolation on a single-packet basis, interfere ... Keywords: IDS, SCADA systems, critical infrastructures, security

Andrea Carcano; Igor Nai Fovino; Marcelo Masera; Alberto Trombetta

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

DOE Patents Database - Innovations  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

DOE Innovations DOE Innovations Breakthroughs and Award Winners from the last 2 decades... Capillary Electrophoresis Ames Laboratory This technology allows multiple samples of substances to be analyzed simultaneously, providing both speed and accuracy. Has won multiple R&D 100 awards for inventor Ed Yeung and has been licensed by Spectromedix. U.S. Patent Nos. 5,324,401 and 5,582,705. Ultrananocrystalline Diamond (UNCD) Argonne National Laboratory Greatly surpasses other diamond film technologies with commercial potential, and can be used in a broad and diverse range of applications from macro to nanodevices, 2006 FLC Award Winner. U.S. Patent Nos. 5,620,512 and others. T7 Gene Expression System Brookhaven National Laboratory This patent family has been licensed to over 700 commercial entities

258

SunShot Initiative: Innovative Ballasted Flat Roof Solar Photovoltaic  

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Innovative Ballasted Flat Roof Innovative Ballasted Flat Roof Solar Photovoltaic Racking System to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Innovative Ballasted Flat Roof Solar Photovoltaic Racking System on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Innovative Ballasted Flat Roof Solar Photovoltaic Racking System on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Innovative Ballasted Flat Roof Solar Photovoltaic Racking System on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Innovative Ballasted Flat Roof Solar Photovoltaic Racking System on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Innovative Ballasted Flat Roof Solar Photovoltaic Racking System on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Innovative Ballasted Flat Roof Solar Photovoltaic Racking System on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaics

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Conceptions of geographic information systems (GIS) held by senior geography students in Queensland.  

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??Geographical Information Systems (GIS) represent one of the major contributions to spatial analysis and planning of the new technologies. While teachers and others have viewed (more)

West, Bryan A.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Southwest Energy Innovation Forum: Presentations and Panel Discussions from the October 18, 2010 Forum, ARPA-E and Arizona State University (Videos)  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

\tClosing Panel - Energy Innovation: From Concept to Market, Nick Donofrio, Paul Kedrosky, Ginger Lew and Arun Majumdar

Shangraw, Rick; Mitchell, Harry; Kedrosky, Paul; Cain, Tom; Croce, Jim; Greene, Sean; Kurtzman, Joel; Bowles, Thomas; Mayes, Kris; Naimark, Rick; Plant, Tom; Mitchell, Lesa; Kirks, Gary; Frew, Russ; Mulroy, James; Porter, Brook; Donofrio, Nick; Baruch, Tom; Crow, Michael; Lew, Ginger; Majumdar, Arun; Danielson, David; Angel, Roger; Annan, Bud; Armstrong, Joe; Honsberg, Christiana; Toone, Eric; Gust, Devens; Lynch, Mike; Vermaas, Wim; Johnson, mark; Affinito, John; Boyes, John; Friesen, Cody; Browne, Nolan; Gallagher, Sean; Hayslip, Richard; Hicks, Tom; Steedman, John; Thompson, Dave; Amin, Massoud; Coors, Grover; Jarausch, Konrad; Donofrio, Nick; Kedrosky, Paul

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261

PRISM: An innovative liquid metal fast breeder reactor  

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This paper describes an innovative sodium-cooled reactor concept employing small certified reactor modules coupled with a standardized steam generator system. The total plant employs nine PRISM reactors (power reactor inherently safe module) in three 415 MWe power blocks. The PRISM design concept utilizes inherent safety characteristics and modularity to improve licensability, reduce owner's risk, and reduce costs. The relatively small size of each reactor module facilitates the use of passive, inherent self-shutdown and shutdown heat removal features, which permit design simplification and reduction of safety-related systems. It is proposed that a single PRISM module be used in a full-scale integrated reactor safety test. Results from the test would be used to obtain NRC certification of the standard design.

Kruger, G.B.; Boardman, C.E.; Olich, E.E.; Switick, D.M.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Assessment of energy storage concepts for use in pulsed space power systems  

SciTech Connect

Preliminary assessments have been completed for thermal energy storage in heat rejection systems as well as for regenerable electrical storage modules in systems having nuclear sources with Rankine power conversion and solar sources with Brayton and Rankine power conversion. Storage technologies considered for the regenerable modules include flywheels, batteries, fuel cells, superconducting magnets and capacitors. Both source and sink thermal storage were examined for the solar energy based systems. Benefits derived from incorporating thermal storage in the heat rejection system depend on the storage density and the radiator specific mass. The analysis shows that inclusion of a thermal store results in heat rejection system mass reductions for generation times of up to 1100 seconds. Results show that the storage system value (mass reduction) increases with decreasing total generation time. In general, the value is greatest for generation times of 600 seconds or less although mass savings are realized for generation times nearly twice as long. For a total generation time of 500 seconds, incorporating storage in a nuclear Rankine power system results in a mass reduction of 50%. System masses similar to the nuclear Rankine are obtainable for solar Rankine and Brayton cycles using regenerable electrical storage modules. However, a 100-orbit recharge time is required, when the constraint of keeping concentrator areas smaller than 1000 m/sup 2/ is also imposed.

Olszewski, M.; Morris, D.G.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Bibliography for the Satellite Power System (SPS) Concept Development and Evaluation Program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This bibliography encompasses systems definition and engineering aspects; environmental assessment of microwave health and ecology, risks to space workers and atmospheric effects; a societal assessment covering resource requirements (land and materials) international and institutional issues; and a comparative assessment of the SPS Reference System relative to other advanced energy technologies, such as fusion. (MHR)

Abromavage, M.; Calzadilla, R.; Murray, M.

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Agility from First Principles: Reconstructing the Concept of Agility in Information Systems Development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Awareness and use of agile methods has grown rapidly among the information systems development (ISD) community in recent years. Like most previous methods, the development and promotion of these methods have been almost entirely driven by practitioners ... Keywords: agile, agile management, agile manufacturing, conceptual research, systems development

Kieran Conboy

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Events - Energy Innovation Portal  

Energy Innovation Portal Technologies. ... Building Energy Efficiency; Electricity Transmission; Energy Analysis; Energy Storage; Geothermal; Hydrogen ...

266

Digital control systems in nuclear power plants: Failure information, modeling concepts, and applications. Revision 1  

SciTech Connect

This report briefly describes some current applications of advanced computerized digital display and control systems at US commercial nuclear power plants and presents the results of a literature search that was made to gather information on the reliability of these systems. Both hardware and software reliability were addressed in this review. Only limited failure rate information was found, with the chemical process industry being the primary source of information on hardware failure rates and expert opinion the primary source for software failure rates. Safety-grade digital control systems are typically installed on a functional like-for-like basis, replacing older analog systems without substantially changing interactions with other plant systems. Future work includes performing a limited probabilistic risk assessment of a representative DCS to assess its risk significance.

Galyean, W.J.

1993-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

267

Concepts for the Measurements Subsystems of the Third Generation Attributes Measurement System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract The 3rd Generation Attribute Measurement System project has been tasked by the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration Office of Nuclear Verification to develop the next generation of attribute measurement system for potential verification applications. The primary improvements of this effort, compared to previous attribute measurement systems, are to address authentication and certification concerns throughout the design and development process and to conduct attribute measurements for highly enriched uranium and high explosives in addition to plutonium. This paper will present attribute measurement techniques under consideration by the project.

Warren, Glen A.; Archer, Daniel E.; Cunningham, Mark; McConchie, Seth; Thron, Jonathon

2012-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

268

High Temperature Capabililty and Innovative Cooling with a Spar and Shell Turbine Blade - Florida Turbine Technologies  

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Temperature Capability and Temperature Capability and Innovative Cooling with a Spar and Shell Turbine Blade-Florida Turbine Technologies Background Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. (FTT) is currently developing advanced aerothermal technologies centered on spar and shell airfoil concepts meant to provide highly durable turbine components that require the lowest cooling flow possible. The spar-shell system represents a unique opportunity for the use of advanced, high-temperature materials

269

Agent-based Cyber Control Strategy Design for Resilient Control Systems: Concepts, Architecture and Methodologies  

SciTech Connect

The implementation of automated regulatory control has been around since the middle of the last century through analog means. It has allowed engineers to operate the plant more consistently by focusing on overall operations and settings instead of individual monitoring of local instruments (inside and outside of a control room). A similar approach is proposed for cyber security, where current border-protection designs have been inherited from information technology developments that lack consideration of the high-reliability, high consequence nature of industrial control systems. Instead of an independent development, however, an integrated approach is taken to develop a holistic understanding of performance. This performance takes shape inside a multiagent design, which provides a notional context to model highly decentralized and complex industrial process control systems, the nervous system of critical infrastructure. The resulting strategy will provide a framework for researching solutions to security and unrecognized interdependency concerns with industrial control systems.

Craig Rieger; Milos Manic; Miles McQueen

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Plant Engineering: Advanced Nuclear Plant Cable System Design and Installation Concepts to Assure Longevity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although the electrical cable systems for existing nuclear power plants have functioned well for up to 40 years, the desired service life for new plants is 60 or more years. Experience with existing plants indicates that relatively small changes during the design and construction of nuclear plants will lead to longer cable system lives and greater ease of testing and assessment of cables to verify their remaining service life. This report describes those changes and provides recommendations for their imp...

2012-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

271

Power System Control Practices and Outlook for New or Revised Control Concepts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This research reviews the capability of current power system control practices in North America to address open access to the transmission system. In a deregulated, competitive environment, with non-traditional suppliers entering energy markets, redefined rules are needed to ensure continued reliable and stable operation of the interconnected grids and to reasonably allocate the control burden among both regulated and non-regulated suppliers.

1994-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

272

Dynamics in Behavioral Adaptation to a Transportation Innovation: A Case Study of CarlinkA Smart Carsharing System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

insurance, maintenance, system reliability, and management.insurance, maintenance, system reliability, and management (insurance, maintenance, system reliability, and management (

Shaheen, Susan

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Development and Evaluation of a Safeguards System Concept for a Pebble-Fueled High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Pebble-fueled high temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) technology was first developed by the Federal Republic of Germany in the 1950s. More recently, the design has been embraced by the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa. Unlike light water reactors that generate heat from fuel assemblies comprised of fuel rods, pebble-fueled HTGRs utilize thousands of 60-mm diameter fuel spheres (pebbles) comprised of thousands of TRISO particles. As this reactor type is deployed across the world, adequate methods for safeguarding the reactor must be developed. Current safeguards methods for the pebble-fueled HTGR focus on extensive, redundant containment and surveillance (C/S) measures or a combination of item-type and bulk-type material safeguards measures to deter and detect the diversion of fuel pebbles. The disadvantages to these approaches are the loss of continuity of knowledge (CoK) when C/S systems fail, or are compromised, and the introduction of material unaccounted for (MUF). Either vulnerability can be exploited by an adversary to divert fuel pebbles from the reactor system. It was determined that a solution to maintaining CoK is to develop a system to identify each fuel pebble that is inserted and removed from the reactor. Work was performed to develop and evaluate the use of inert microspheres placed in each fuel pebble, whose random placement could be used as a fingerprint to identify the fuel pebble. Ultrasound imaging of 1 mm zirconium oxide microspheres was identified as a possible imaging system and microsphere material for the new safeguards system concept. The system concept was evaluated, and it was found that a minimum of three microspheres are necessary to create enough random fingerprints for 10,000,000 pebbles. It was also found that, over the lifetime of the reactor, less than 0.01% of fuel pebbles can be expected to have randomly the same microsphere fingerprint. From an MCNP 5.1 model, it was determined that less than fifty microspheres in each pebble will have no impact on the reactivity or temperature coefficient of reactivity of the reactor system. Finally, using an ultrasound system it was found that ultrasound waves can penetrate thin layers of graphite to image the microsphere fingerprint.

Gitau, Ernest Travis Ngure

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Innovative Technologies, Innovative Diplomacy | Department of Energy  

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

Innovative Technologies, Innovative Diplomacy Innovative Technologies, Innovative Diplomacy Innovative Technologies, Innovative Diplomacy April 30, 2012 - 3:26pm Addthis 1 of 5 U.S. Energy Department Secretary Steven Chu, along with other leading energy decision-makers from around the world, at the third Clean Energy Ministerial annual meeting in London. Image: Department of Energy and Climate Change. 2 of 5 Prime Minister David Cameron, Secretary of State Edward Davey, U.S. Energy Department Secretary Steven Chu and Minister of State Greg Barker at the third Clean Energy Ministerial event in London. Image: Department of Energy and Climate Change. 3 of 5 Energy Ministers from around the world at the third Clean Energy Ministerial event in London. Image: Department of Energy and Climate Change. 4 of 5 U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Secretary of State

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Assessment of solar options for small power systems applications. Volume II. Identification and characterization of concepts for analysis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The primary purpose of this study is to provide DOE with an independent, objective assessment of the principal solar thermal conversion concepts that have the potential for achieving commercial success as small electric power sytems in the 1- to 10-MWe range. Seven generic types of collectors, together with associated subsystems for electric power generation, were considered in this study. The collectors can be classified into three categories: (1) two-axis tracking (with compound curvature reflecting surfaces); (2) one-axis tracking (with single-curvature reflecting surfaces); and (3) nontracking (with low-concentration reflecting surfaces). These collectors can be combined with energy transport, energy storage, and power conversion subsystems in a wide variety of ways to formulate conceptual systems for electric power generation. In this study, attention was restricted to configurations that are potentially suitable for development as small power systems (1 to 10 MWe) in the long term (1990 to 2000), with initial commercialization by the mid-1980s. Cogeneration and total energy systems were beyond the scope of this study. All seven types of collectors were analyzed in conceptual system configurations with Rankine-cycle engines. Because they can operate at particularly high concentration ratios, two of the collectors (the Point Focus Central Receiver and the Point Focus Distributed Receiver) were also analyzed with Brayton-cycle engines. In addition, the latter of the two was analyzed with Stirling-cycle engines. With these engine options, 10 conceptual systems were formulated for analysis. Results are presented in detail. (WHK)

Laity, W.W.; Aase, D.T.; Apley, W.J.; Bird, S.P.; Drost, M.K.; Williams, T.A.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Program on Technology Innovation: Unleashing Innovation Workshop  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI conducted a 1189-day workshop, Unleashing Innovation, for 15 participants from nine utility organizations in Dallas, Texas, on February 2324, 2006. Participants discussed the various opportunities and challenges associated with managing innovation in the electric utility industry. Innovation was broadly defined as value arising from change and includes changes in technology and to the business model. In the facilitated workshop environment, participants exchanged experiences with various aspects of ...

2006-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

277

Control of multiscale systems with constraints. 1. Basic principles of the concept of evolution of systems with varying constraints  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Physical fundamentals of the self-organizing theory for the system with varying constraints are considered. A variation principle, specifically the principle of dynamic harmonization as a generalization of the Gauss-Hertz principle for the systems with varying internal structure is formulated. In compliance with this principle the system evolves through dynamics of the processes leading to harmonization of the internal multiscale structure of the system and its connections with external actions as a result of minimizing the dynamic harmonization function. Main principles of the shell model of self-organization under the action of the dominating entropic disturbance are formulated.

S. Adamenko; V. Bolotov; V. Novikov

2013-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

278

Innovative Utility Pricing for Industry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The electric utility industry represents only one source of power available to industry. Although the monopolistic structure of the electric utility industry may convey a perception that an electric utility is unaffected by competition, this is an erroneous perception with regard to industry. Electric utilities face increased competition, both from other utilities and from industrial self-generation. The paper discusses competition for industrial customers and innovative pricing trends that have evolved nationally to meet the growing competition for industrial sales. Cogeneration activities and the emerging concepts of wheeling power are also discussed. Specifics of industry evaluation and reaction to utility pricing are presented. Also enumerated are examples of the response various utilities throughout the United States have made to the needs of their industrial customers through innovative rate design. Industry/utility cooperation can result in benefits to industry, to the electric utility and to all other ratepayers. This discussion includes examples of successful cooperation between industry and utilities.

Ross, J. A.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Preliminary Systems Design Study assessment report. [Evaluation of using specific technologies, system concepts for treating the buried waste and the surrounding contaminated soil  

SciTech Connect

The System Design Study (SDS), part of the Waste Technology Development Department at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), examined techniques available for the remediation of hazardous and transuranic waste stored at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex's Subsurface Disposal Area at the INEL. Using specific technologies, system concepts for treating the buried waste and the surrounding contaminated soil were evaluated. Evaluation included implementability, effectiveness, and cost. The SDS resulted in the development of technology requirements including demonstration, testing, and evaluation activities needed for implementing each concept. This volume of the Systems Design Study contain four Appendixes that were part of the study. Appendix A is an EG G Idaho, Inc., report that represents a review and compilation of previous reports describing the wastes and quantities disposed in the Subsurface Disposal Area of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. Appendix B contains the process flowsheets considered in this study, but not selected for detailed analysis. Appendix C is a historical tabulation of radioactive waste incinerators. Appendix D lists Department of Energy facilities where cementation stabilization systems have been used.

Mayberry, J.L.; Feizollahi, F.; Del Signore, J.C.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

NETL: Innovations for Existing Plants  

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Innovations for Existing Plants Innovations for Existing Plants Coal and Power Systems Innovations for Existing Plants (IEP) Previous Next Chemical Looping Summary Chemical Looping Summary (July 2013) This summary provides a technical description of this advanced technology, describes its advantages, examines the R&D areas of need, and summarizes DOE's R&D efforts. DOE/NETL Advanced CO2 Capture R&D Program: Technology Update DOE/NETL Advanced CO2 Capture R&D Program: Technology Update (June 2013) This comprehensive handbook provides an update on DOE/NETL R&D efforts on advanced CO2 capture technologies for coal-based power systems. CO2 Capture Technology Meeting Presentations NETL CO2 Capture Technology Meeting Presentations (July 2013) This meeting highlighted DOE/NETL RD&D efforts to develop advanced pre-, post-, and oxy-combustion CO2 capture technologies.

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281

Kicking Off the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit: Where Innovations in  

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

Kicking Off the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit: Where Innovations Kicking Off the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit: Where Innovations in Energy Technology Are "Winning the Future" Kicking Off the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit: Where Innovations in Energy Technology Are "Winning the Future" February 28, 2011 - 9:38am Addthis Dr. Arun Majumdar Dr. Arun Majumdar Former Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy President Obama has recently been talking about his plan to "Win the Future." Whether it's taking steps to reform our education system, rebuilding our infrastructure, or encouraging breakthroughs in technology, the phrase is about marshaling the country's best and brightest to solve today's problems. As the President put it, "To win the future, we have to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world, tapping

282

NREL Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation (Brochure)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This brochure describes the NREL Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, which includes analysis and decision support, fundamental science, market relevant research, systems integration, testing and validation, commercialization and deployment. Through deep technical expertise and an unmatched breadth of capabilities, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) leads an integrated approach across the spectrum of renewable energy innovation. From scientific discovery to accelerating market deployment, NREL works in partnership with private industry to drive the transformation of our nation's energy systems. NREL integrates the entire spectrum of innovation, including fundamental science, market relevant research, systems integration, testing and validation, commercialization, and deployment. Our world-class analysis and decision support informs every point on the spectrum. The innovation process at NREL is inter-dependent and iterative. Many scientific breakthroughs begin in our own laboratories, but new ideas and technologies may come to NREL at any point along the innovation spectrum to be validated and refined for commercial use.

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2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Collimator design for a dedicated molecular breast imaging-guided biopsy system: Proof-of-concept  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: Molecular breast imaging (MBI) is a dedicated nuclear medicine breast imaging modality that employs dual-head cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) gamma cameras to functionally detect breast cancer. MBI has been shown to detect breast cancers otherwise occult on mammography and ultrasound. Currently, a MBI-guided biopsy system does not exist to biopsy such lesions. Our objective was to consider the utility of a novel conical slant-hole (CSH) collimator for rapid (<1 min) and accurate monitoring of lesion position to serve as part of a MBI-guided biopsy system. Methods: An initial CSH collimator design was derived from the dimensions of a parallel-hole collimator optimized for MBI performed with dual-head CZT gamma cameras. The parameters of the CSH collimator included the collimator height, cone slant angle, thickness of septa and cones of the collimator, and the annular areas exposed at the base of the cones. These parameters were varied within the geometric constraints of the MBI system to create several potential CSH collimator designs. The CSH collimator designs were evaluated using Monte Carlo simulations. The model included a breast compressed to a thickness of 6 cm with a 1-cm diameter lesion located 3 cm from the collimator face. The number of particles simulated was chosen to represent the count density of a low-dose, screening MBI study acquired with the parallel-hole collimator for 10 min after a {approx}150 MBq (4 mCi) injection of Tc-99m sestamibi. The same number of particles was used for the CSH collimator simulations. In the resulting simulated images, the count sensitivity, spatial resolution, and accuracy of the lesion depth determined from the lesion profile width were evaluated. Results: The CSH collimator design with default parameters derived from the optimal parallel-hole collimator provided 1-min images with error in the lesion depth estimation of 1.1 {+-} 0.7 mm and over 21 times the lesion count sensitivity relative to 1-min images acquired with the current parallel-hole collimator. Sensitivity was increased via more vertical cone slant angles, larger annular areas, thinner cone walls, shorter cone heights, and thinner radiating septa. Full width at half maximum trended in the opposite direction as sensitivity for all parameters. There was less error in the depth estimates for less vertical slant angles, smaller annular areas, thinner cone walls, cone heights near 1 cm, and generally thinner radiating septa. Conclusions: A Monte Carlo model was used to demonstrate the feasibility of a CSH collimator design for rapid biopsy application in molecular breast imaging. Specifically, lesion depth of a 1-cm diameter lesion positioned in the center of a typical breast can be estimated with error of less than 2 mm using circumferential count profiles of images acquired in 1 min.

Weinmann, Amanda L.; Hruska, Carrie B.; Conners, Amy L.; O'Connor, Michael K. [Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55905 (United States)

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

284

Telerobotic system concept for real-time soft-tissue imaging during radiotherapy beam delivery  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: The curative potential of external beam radiation therapy is critically dependent on having the ability to accurately aim radiation beams at intended targets while avoiding surrounding healthy tissues. However, existing technologies are incapable of real-time, volumetric, soft-tissue imaging during radiation beam delivery, when accurate target tracking is most critical. The authors address this challenge in the development and evaluation of a novel, minimally interfering, telerobotic ultrasound (U.S.) imaging system that can be integrated with existing medical linear accelerators (LINACs) for therapy guidance. Methods: A customized human-safe robotic manipulator was designed and built to control the pressure and pitch of an abdominal U.S. transducer while avoiding LINAC gantry collisions. A haptic device was integrated to remotely control the robotic manipulator motion and U.S. image acquisition outside the LINAC room. The ability of the system to continuously maintain high quality prostate images was evaluated in volunteers over extended time periods. Treatment feasibility was assessed by comparing a clinically deployed prostate treatment plan to an alternative plan in which beam directions were restricted to sectors that did not interfere with the transabdominal U.S. transducer. To demonstrate imaging capability concurrent with delivery, robot performance and U.S. target tracking in a phantom were tested with a 15 MV radiation beam active. Results: Remote image acquisition and maintenance of image quality with the haptic interface was successfully demonstrated over 10 min periods in representative treatment setups of volunteers. Furthermore, the robot's ability to maintain a constant probe force and desired pitch angle was unaffected by the LINAC beam. For a representative prostate patient, the dose-volume histogram (DVH) for a plan with restricted sectors remained virtually identical to the DVH of a clinically deployed plan. With reduced margins, as would be enabled by real-time imaging, gross tumor volume coverage was identical while notable reductions of bladder and rectal volumes exposed to large doses were possible. The quality of U.S. images obtained during beam operation was not appreciably degraded by radiofrequency interference and 2D tracking of a phantom object in U.S. images obtained with the beam on/off yielded no significant differences. Conclusions: Remotely controlled robotic U.S. imaging is feasible in the radiotherapy environment and for the first time may offer real-time volumetric soft-tissue guidance concurrent with radiotherapy delivery.

Schlosser, Jeffrey; Salisbury, Kenneth; Hristov, Dimitre [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Department of Computer Science and Department of Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

285

Combining Droop Curve Concepts with Control Systems for Wind Turbine Active Power Control: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Wind energy is becoming a larger portion of the global energy portfolio and wind penetration has increased dramatically in certain regions of the world. This increasing wind penetration has driven the need for wind turbines to provide active power control (APC) services to the local utility grid, as wind turbines do not intrinsically provide frequency regulation services that are common with traditional generators. It is common for large scale wind turbines to be decoupled from the utility grid via power electronics, which allows the turbine to synthesize APC commands via control of the generator torque and blade pitch commands. Consequently, the APC services provided by a wind turbine can be more flexible than those provided by conventional generators. This paper focuses on the development and implementation of both static and dynamic droop curves to measure grid frequency and output delta power reference signals to a novel power set point tracking control system. The combined droop curve and power tracking controller is simulated and comparisons are made between simulations using various droop curve parameters and stochastic wind conditions. The tradeoffs involved with aggressive response to frequency events are analyzed. At the turbine level, simulations are performed to analyze induced structural loads. At the grid level, simulations test a wind plant's response to a dip in grid frequency.

Buckspan, A.; Aho, J.; Pao, L.; Fleming, P.; Jeong, Y.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Combining Droop Curve Concepts with Control Systems for Wind Turbine Active Power Control: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

Wind energy is becoming a larger portion of the global energy portfolio and wind penetration has increased dramatically in certain regions of the world. This increasing wind penetration has driven the need for wind turbines to provide active power control (APC) services to the local utility grid, as wind turbines do not intrinsically provide frequency regulation services that are common with traditional generators. It is common for large scale wind turbines to be decoupled from the utility grid via power electronics, which allows the turbine to synthesize APC commands via control of the generator torque and blade pitch commands. Consequently, the APC services provided by a wind turbine can be more flexible than those provided by conventional generators. This paper focuses on the development and implementation of both static and dynamic droop curves to measure grid frequency and output delta power reference signals to a novel power set point tracking control system. The combined droop curve and power tracking controller is simulated and comparisons are made between simulations using various droop curve parameters and stochastic wind conditions. The tradeoffs involved with aggressive response to frequency events are analyzed. At the turbine level, simulations are performed to analyze induced structural loads. At the grid level, simulations test a wind plant's response to a dip in grid frequency.

Buckspan, A.; Aho, J.; Pao, L.; Fleming, P.; Jeong, Y.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Preliminary systems design study assessment report. [Evaluation of using specific technologies, system concepts for treating the buried waste and surrounding contaminated soil  

SciTech Connect

The System Design Study (SDS), part of the Waste Technology Development Department at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), examined techniques available for the remediation of hazardous and transuranic waste stored at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex's Subsurface Disposal Area at the INEL. Using specific technologies, system concepts for treating the buried waste and the surrounding contaminated soil were evaluated. Evaluation included implementability, effectiveness, and cost. The SDS resulted in the development of technology requirements including demonstration, testing, and evaluation activities needed for implementing each. This volume contains the descriptions and other relevant information of the four subsystems required for most of the ex situ processing systems. This volume covers the metal decontamination and sizing subsystem, soils processing subsystem, low-level waste subsystem, and retrieval subsystem.

Mayberry, J.L.; Feizollahi, F.; Del Signore, J.C.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Architecting and Innovating  

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Innovating is essential to sustained industrial growth and profitability. But experience amply demonstrates how difficult innovation is, especially for large companies. The synthesis of valued offerings by aligning customer ...

Campbell, Ronald B. Jr.

2004-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

289

A model of collaboration between developed and developing clusters of high-tech innovation : benefits and applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Innovation is not produced in an isolated fashion but rather it is a highly interactive process where firms establish a wide variety of networks. This concept is valid for any cluster at any stage of development. Innovation ...

Botero Ramrez, Juan Carlos

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Energy Innovation Portal Post  

The Energy Innovation Portal has hit another ... from solar technologies to biofuels to wind energy and ... - National Aeronautics and Space ...

291

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Integration...  

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

Integration of HVAC System Design with Simplified Duct Distribution Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Integration of HVAC System Design with Simplified Duct...

292

HCI and innovation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The user-centered design (UCD) process in HCI has recently been criticized for not delivering breakthrough innovations in technology. In this paper we consider this critique through a literature review and two case studies of innovation. Our conclusions ... Keywords: audiophotography, business factors, digital photography, family album, innovation

David M. Frohlich; Risto Sarvas

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

American business cycles and innovation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Economists have long studied innovation and its effects on business cycles. Economist Joseph Alois Schumpeter (1883-1950) was the first economist to thoroughly discuss these ideas in his Theorie der wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung, published in 1911 (English translation: The Theory of Economic Development, 1934). This paper focuses on three issues: defining innovation, defining and identifying business cycles, and determining which innovations caused which business cycles. The first section introduces the concepts of innovation and invention. The second section discusses the business cycles and highlights general causes of business cycles. The final section details the history of the iron, steel, aluminum, and pharmaceutical industries and incorporates the available business and economic data (output, productivity, inventories, and capital investment) required to answer the central question: which innovations caused which business cycles? The iron industry, examined over the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, reveals that its relationship to the business cycle is likely significant but was difficult to quantify because of limited data. An examination of the steel industry from the post-Civil War period to the early twentieth century follows. The steel industry had a significant effect on the business cycle and seemed to direct the business cycle during the growth in railroad mileage. Steel was a huge and indispensable industry for most of the 20[th] century so it makes a very important case to study. The aluminum industry is relevant to examine because the process for making aluminum has remained the same since the American inventor, Charles Hall, patented his method in 1889. The contribution of aluminum was significant because of the introduction of the large-scale electrical generators needed to produce aluminum. Finally, the paper focuses on the contribution of the pharmaceutical industry to the business cycle. The pharmaceutical industry is important to this study because it has already proved to be a major source of innovation and is an industry that will continue to play a significant role in the American economy. The findings reveal the contribution from this industry was most significant in the post-World War II era of research and development. The paper concludes with suggestions for improving and expanding this innovation and business cycle study.

Hood, Michael

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Send Feedback - Energy Innovation Portal  

Bookmark Send Feedback - Energy Innovation Portal on Google; Bookmark Send Feedback - Energy Innovation Portal on Delicious; Rank Send Feedback ...

295

Browse Error - Energy Innovation Portal  

EERE Home | Programs & Offices | Consumer Information. Energy Innovation Portal Technologies. Search Help . Energy Innovation Portal. Home. Site ...

296

FY 2014 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA | Department of Energy  

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

FY 2014 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA FY 2014 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA FY 2014 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) conducts crosscutting nuclear energy research and development (R&D) and associated infrastructure support activities to develop innovative technologies that offer the promise of dramatically improved performance for advanced reactors and fuel cycle concepts while maximizing the impact of DOE resources. NE strives to promote integrated and collaborative research conducted by national laboratory, university, industry, and international partners under the direction of NE's programs. NE funds research activities through both competitive and direct mechanisms, as required to best meet the needs of

297

FY 2014 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA | Department of Energy  

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

Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA FY 2014 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) conducts crosscutting nuclear energy research and development (R&D) and associated infrastructure support activities to develop innovative technologies that offer the promise of dramatically improved performance for advanced reactors and fuel cycle concepts while maximizing the impact of DOE resources. NE strives to promote integrated and collaborative research conducted by national laboratory, university, industry, and international partners under the direction of NE's programs. NE funds research activities through both competitive and direct mechanisms, as required to best meet the needs of

298

Innovation | Department of Energy  

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

Innovation Innovation Innovation View a slideshow from the 2013 ARPA-E Summit Technology Showcase, including a Tesla Model S electric sedan. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department. View a slideshow from the 2013 ARPA-E Summit Technology Showcase, including a Tesla Model S electric sedan. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department. As a science agency, the Energy Department plays an important role in the innovation economy. The Department catalyzes the transformative growth of basic applied scientific research, the discovery and development of new clean energy technologies and prioritizes scientific innovation as a cornerstone of US economic prosperity.

299

Innovative coke oven gas cleaning system for retrofit applications. Quarterly environmental monitoring report No. 1, January 1, 1991--June 30, 1991  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The coke plant at the Sparrows Point Plant consist of three coke oven batteries and two coal chemical plants. The by-product coke oven gas (COG) consists primarily of hydrogen, methane, carbon monoxide, nitrogen and contaminants consisting of tars, light oils (benzene, toluene, and xylene) hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, water vapor and other hydrocarbons. This raw coke oven gas needs to be cleaned of most of its contaminants before it can be used as a fuel at other operations at the Sparrows Point Plant. In response to environmental concerns, BSC decided to replace much of the existing coke oven gas treatment facilities in the two coal chemical Plants (A and B) with a group of technologies consisting of: Secondary Cooling of the Coke oven Gas; Hydrogen Sulfide Removal; Ammonia Removal; Deacification of Acid Gases Removed; Ammonia Distillation and Destruction; and, Sulfur Recovery. This combination of technologies will replace the existing ammonia removal system, the final coolers, hydrogen sulfide removal system and the sulfur recovery system. The existing wastewater treatment, tar recovery and one of the three light oil recovery systems will continue to be used to support the new innovative combination of COG treatment technologies.

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1992-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

300

Comparison of the Waste Transmutation Potential of Different Innovative Dedicated Systems and Impact on the Fuel Cycle  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

V. Romanello et al.

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Fleet servicing facilities for servicing, maintaining, and testing rail and truck radioactive waste transport systems: functional requirements, technical design concepts and options cost estimates and comparisons  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is a resource document which examines feasibility design concepts and feasibility studies of a Fleet Servicing Facility (FSF). Such a facility is intended to be used for routine servicing, preventive maintenance, and for performing requalification license compliance tests and inspections, minor repairs, and decontamination of both the transportation casks and their associated rail cars or tractor-trailers. None of the United States' waste handling plants presently receiving radioactive wastes have an on-site FSF, nor is there an existing third party facility providing these services. This situation has caused the General Accounting Office to express concern regarding the quality of waste transport system maintenance once the system is placed into service. Thus, a need is indicated for FSF's, or their equivalent, at various radioactive materials receiving sites. In this report, three forms of FSF's solely for spent fuel transport systems were examined: independent, integrated, and colocated. The independent concept was already the subject of a detailed report and is extensively referenced in this document so that capital cost comparisons of the three concepts could be made. These facilities probably could service high-level, intermediate-level, low-level, or other waste transportation systems with minor modification, but this study did not include any system other than spent fuel. Both the Integrated and Colocated concepts were assumed to be associated with some radioactive materials handling facility such as an AFR repository.

Watson, C.D.; Hudson, B.J.; Keith, D.A.; Preston, M.K. Jr.; McCreery, P.N.; Knox, W.; Easterling, E.M.; Lamprey, A.S.; Wiedemann, G.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Innovative solar thermochemical water splitting.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is evaluating the potential of an innovative approach for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using two-step thermochemical cycles. Thermochemical cycles are heat engines that utilize high-temperature heat to produce chemical work. Like their mechanical work-producing counterparts, their efficiency depends on operating temperature and on the irreversibility of their internal processes. With this in mind, we have invented innovative design concepts for two-step solar-driven thermochemical heat engines based on iron oxide and iron oxide mixed with other metal oxides (ferrites). The design concepts utilize two sets of moving beds of ferrite reactant material in close proximity and moving in opposite directions to overcome a major impediment to achieving high efficiency--thermal recuperation between solids in efficient counter-current arrangements. They also provide inherent separation of the product hydrogen and oxygen and are an excellent match with high-concentration solar flux. However, they also impose unique requirements on the ferrite reactants and materials of construction as well as an understanding of the chemical and cycle thermodynamics. In this report the Counter-Rotating-Ring Receiver/Reactor/Recuperator (CR5) solar thermochemical heat engine and its basic operating principals are described. Preliminary thermal efficiency estimates are presented and discussed. Our ferrite reactant material development activities, thermodynamic studies, test results, and prototype hardware development are also presented.

Hogan, Roy E. Jr.; Siegel, Nathan P.; Evans, Lindsey R.; Moss, Timothy A.; Stuecker, John Nicholas (Robocasting Enterprises, Albuquerque, NM); Diver, Richard B., Jr.; Miller, James Edward; Allendorf, Mark D. (Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA); James, Darryl L. (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX)

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

EMSL: Capabilities: Instrument Development Laboratory: Innovations  

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

Additional Information IDL Home Meet the IDL Experts IDL Innovations IDL Brochure 7-12 Tesla FTICR Mass Spectrometers The IDL Team has built the electronics and data systems for...

304

Technology innovation in financial services industry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Over the last few decades, we have seen an enormous evolution in the financial services industry driven by technology innovations. Indeed, we cannot imagine the current financial system without electronic fund transfers, ...

Roxo da Fonseca, Gustavo J. C. (Gustavo Jos Costa), 1967-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Program on Technology Innovation: New York Power Authority Advanced Sodium Sulfur (NaS) Battery Energy Storage System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric utilities, energy service companies, and utility customers lack familiarity with distributed electric storage systems. Demonstration projects highlighting the benefits, safety, and effectiveness of such systems will promote their propagation. The benefits derived from the storage of electrical energy are well defined in the EPRI-DOE Handbook of Energy Storage for Transmission and Distribution Applications (Electric Power Research Institute [EPRI] report 1001834). This report documents system des...

2011-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

306

Program on Technology Innovation: Decision-Centered Guidelines for the Design of Human System Interfaces for Electric Power Industry Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Decision-centered guidelines support improved user decision making across a broad range of electric power industry application areas. The guidelines will aid in the design of user-centered human-system interfaces (HSIs), while increasing the beneficial uses of new technologies for electric power generation, transmission, and distribution (GTD) systems. Decision-centered guidelines are applicable to system designs involving new technology that will transform current user tasks, responsibilities, ...

2012-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

307

Innovations in Voluntary Renewable Energy Procurement: Methods for Expanding Access and Lowering Cost for Communities, Governments, and Businesses (Technical Report)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This guide explores five innovative options for voluntarily procuring renewable energy generation or systems.

Heeter, J.; McLaren, J.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Dynamics of innovation of biofuel ethanol. three decades of experience in the U.S. and in Brazil .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This dissertation draws on the burgeoning field of innovation of low carbon technologies. Using the functions of innovation systems, this study explores the process of (more)

Berger, Elena M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Providing the Basis for Innovative Improvements in Advanced LWR Reactor Passive Safety Systems Design: An Educational R&D Project  

SciTech Connect

This project characterizes typical two-phase stratified flow conditions in advanced water reactor horizontal pipe sections, following activation of passive cooling systems. It provides (1) a means to educate nuclear engineering students regarding the importance of two-phase stratified flow in passive cooling systems to the safety of advanced reactor systems and (2) describes the experimental apparatus and process to measure key parameters essential to consider when designing passive emergency core cooling flow paths that may encounter this flow regime. Based on data collected, the state of analysis capabilities can be determined regarding stratified flow in advanced reactor systems and the best paths forward can be identified to ensure that the nuclear industry can properly characterize two-phase stratified flow in passive emergency core cooling systems.

Brian G. Williams; Jim C. P. Liou; Hiral Kadakia; Bill Phoenix; Richard R. Schultz

2007-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

310

Dominance and Innovation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

discuss the managerial implications of our theoretical approach and the empirical findings. 1 Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AG, United... generate differing propensities to innovate among dominant and less dominant firms (Chandy, Prabhu and Antia 2003). In order to shed more light on this debate, we review how firms allocate resources for innovation. A recent empirical survey on innovation...

Velu, C; Iyer, Sriya

311

Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative  

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

Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative Funding Opportunity Number DE-FOA-0000356 Applicant (Legal Name) University of Utah Technology Commercialization Office Location: Salt Lake City, UT Project Title Energy Innovation Commercialization Center Proposed Action or Project Description The project proposes to create an Energy Innovation Commercialization Center at the University of Utah. The scope of work for this project is in two phases: tasks necessary to create the Center and actual commercialization and outreach to other institutions. Specific activities for Phase I for the Center startup include 1) negotiating contract, prepare correspondence, establishing website, meetings, scheduling activities, developing metrics, and designing and creating a database. Phase 2 activities for Center

312

Between Invention and Innovation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. NIST GCR 02841 Between Invention and Innovation An Analysis of Funding for Early-Stage Technology Development ...

2003-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

313

Innovations in Manufacturing  

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> Thrust Areas Research Carbon Fiber and Composites Innovation in Carbon Fiber Production Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Low-Cost Carbon Fiber work is focused on reducing...

314

Innovative Financing Solutions  

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AGENCY'S ENERGY STAR PROGRAM INNOVATIVE FINANCING SOLUTIONS: FINDING MONEY FOR YOUR ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS Are you having trouble getting energy efficiency projects...

315

Orlando Materials Innovation - TMS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We will create a materials innovation infrastructure with common resources for data and knowledge sharing that can be openly utilized for model development...

316

Innovation Strategies and Ideas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Convergence is the central theme advocated in these suggestions for global economic growth through entrepreneurial innovation strategies which may catalyse building of enterprises with creative dimensions.

Datta, Shoumen

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Innovations in Manufacturing  

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Strengthening the Nation's Vitality Innovation drives US competitiveness, spurs job creation, and is critical to the future of US industry. Oak Ridge's program to develop...

318

Jobs & Innovation - Accelerator FAQs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... of the challenge are to support job creation, encourage economic ... questions about the Jobs and Innovation ... AMO), Department of Energy (DOE); the ...

319

Innovation and Competitive Pressure  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Econ. and Statis. 86, 534 Tandon, P. (1984), Innovation,1980), Spence (1984), Tandon (1984), and Martin (1993) inand Stiglitz (1980) and Tandon (1984) are particular cases

Vives, Xavier

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Innovation enabling manufacturing processes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Global operations for multinational companies today pose a particularly challenging environment for maintaining fluid knowledge transfer and effective communication methodologies. In a continuous drive for product innovation, ...

Lu, Ilyssa Jing

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conceptual design of advanced central receiver power systems sodium-cooled receiver concept. Volume 4. Commercial and pilot plant cost data. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This volume of the advanced central receiver final report presents the cost data using the cost breakdown structure identified in the preliminary specification. Cost summaries are presented in the following sections for the 100-MWe and 281-MWe commercial plant and a 10-MWe pilot plant. Cost substantiation data for this volume are presented in the appendices. Other cost summary data include Nth plant data for the 100-MWe and 281-MWe commercial plants, and a summary for the alternative concept air-rock storage system. The main description of the plant costing technique occurs as part of Section II for the 100-MWe baseline concept.

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1979-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Program on Technology Innovation: Technical Support for GE Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR)-Radwaste System Design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI has undertaken a review of advanced nuclear plant (ANP) radioactive waste system designs. This work updates EPRI's Utility Requirements Document (URD) for the design of Advanced Light Water Reactor plants. The goal is to capture the radwaste elements that have led to the dramatic improvement in radioactive waste processing in terms of technology advances and improved operating strategy seen in today's operating U.S. plants. This work will form the basis for radioactive waste processing systems in th...

2006-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

323

Program on Technology Innovation: EPRI Yucca Mountain Total System Performance Assessment Code (IMARC) Version 8: Model Description  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI has been conducting independent assessments of the total system performance of the candidate spent nuclear fuel and high level radioactive waste (HLW) repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, since 1989. EPRI's total system performance assessment (TSPA) code is formally known as IMARC, or Integrated Multiple Assumptions and Release Code. Descriptions of the current version of IMARC are found in numerous EPRI reports. The purpose of this report is to provide a succinct summary of all components of IMARC...

2005-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

324

Innovation trap : can your innovation strategy cripple your product development?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Innovation is a hot topic; innovation is happening everywhere. Innovation is "romantic", reaching for the stars, against all odds, solving the problem no one thought possible. Most CEOs would not characterize survival as ...

Manning, Jeffrey (Jeffrey W.)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

President?s Energy Budget Invests in Innovation, Clean Energy...  

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

Energy Innovation Hubs and to establish three new Hubs in the areas of batteries and energy storage; smart grid technologies and systems; and critical materials. Through the...

326

Governance of innovation: the case of advanced metering.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Major innovations in the electricity system are necessary to prepare for the coming transition to new forms of mobility and electricity generation. One step in (more)

Kruijf, M.F. de

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Rural Innovation Fund (Kentucky) | Department of Energy  

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

Innovation Fund (Kentucky) Innovation Fund (Kentucky) Rural Innovation Fund (Kentucky) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Developer Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Systems Integrator Transportation Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Kentucky Program Type Equity Investment Grant Program Provider Kentucky Science and Technology Corp. This fund provides capital to early-stage technology companies located in rural areas of Kentucky. Companies may apply for a $30,000 grant or an investment up to $100,000.

328

Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and Exterior Shading Systems for Commercial Buildings using High Resolution Luminance Images  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A source book on daylighting systems and components. Adaylighting. Casual inspection of these buildings in operation often reveals that shading systemssystems that employ one or more of the following strategies: sub-division of the window wall into an upper daylighting

Konis, Kyle

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Opening "open" innovation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This investigation examines recent literature from management science, social computing and design to develop a framework for understanding the mechanisms that would enable open innovation platforms to more effectively address the most pressing areas ... Keywords: crowdsourcing, design, human values, knowledge management, open innovation

Haakon Faste

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Computer science innovation in Thailand  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper reports on an empirical qualitative study of computer science education in Thailand following an aid project. The project was attempting to improve teaching quality at a time of significant change in educational delivery worldwide (1999--2004). ... Keywords: computer education, cross-cultural study, diffusion of innovation, empirical qualitative research, higher education reform, intercultural communication, system success, teaching and learning, thai culture, university culture

Jan C. Miller

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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From Producer Innovation to User and Open Collaborative Innovation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper we assess the economic viability of innovation by producers relative to two increasingly important alternative models: innovations by single user individuals or firms, and

Baldwin, Carliss

332

Retrieval system for emplaced spent unreprocessed fuel (SURF) in salt bed depository. Baseline concept criteria specifications and mechanical failure probabilities  

SciTech Connect

One of the integral elements of the Nuclear Waste Management Program is the material handling task of retrieving Canisters containing spent unreprocessed fuel from their emplacement in a deep geologic salt bed Depository. A study of the retrieval concept data base predicated this report. In this report, alternative concepts for the tasks are illustrated and critiqued, a baseline concept in scenario form is derived and basic retrieval subsystem specifications are presented with cyclic failure probabilities predicted. The report is based on the following assumptions: (a) during retrieval, a temporary radiation seal is placed over each Canister emplacement; (b) a sleeve, surrounding the Canister, was initially installed during the original emplacement; (c) the emplacement room's physical and environmental conditions established in this report are maintained while the task is performed.

Hudson, E.E.; McCleery, J.E.

1979-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Energy Innovations Ltd | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Innovations Ltd Innovations Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Energy Innovations Ltd. Place Suffolk, United Kingdom Zip IP13 0AT Sector Biomass, Renewable Energy Product Energy Innovations is focused on the design and installation of renewable heating systems among other things biomass heating systems. Coordinates 36.731157°, -76.588952° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":36.731157,"lon":-76.588952,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

334

Learning and innovation expand cooperative network topologies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cooperation plays a key role in the evolution of complex systems. However, the level of cooperation extensively varies with the topology of agent networks in the widely used models of repeated games. Here we show that cooperation remains rather stable by applying long-term learning + innovative strategy adoption rules on a variety of random, regular, small-word, scale-free and modular networks in repeated, multi-agent games. Furthermore, we found that while long-term learning promotes cooperation, innovation makes the level of cooperation less dependent on the actual network topology. Our results demonstrate that long-term learning and innovation, when acting together, extend the range of network topologies enabling the development of cooperation at a wider range of costs and temptations. Learning and innovation help to preserve cooperation during network re-organization, and may be key mechanisms promoting the evolution of self-organizing, complex systems.

Wang, Shijun; Zhang, Changshui; Csermely, Peter

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Novel System for Recalcitrance Screening Will Reduce Biofuels Production Costs, The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation (Fact Sheet)  

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This new system will allow researchers to much more rapidly screen large numbers of samples This new system will allow researchers to much more rapidly screen large numbers of samples and identify the most promising biomass feedstocks for higher efficiency and lower cost bio- fuels conversion processes. NREL will be screening thousands of variants of different biomass feedstocks to link genetic traits with environmental factors that can enhance biomass conver- sion efficiencies. Identifying the genes controlling the anatomical, chemical, and morphologi- cal features of biomass is essential to develop the next generation of low-cost, easily convert- ible biomass feedstocks. To identify superior performing biomass feedstocks using approaches that account for natural diversity and randomness, researchers must measure the cell wall chemistry and recalcitrance

336

Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative  

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

Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative Funding Opportunity Number DE-FOA-0000356 Applicant (Legal Name) The Regents of the University of California, UC San Diego Location: La Jolla, CA Project Title Regional Energy Innovation and Commercialization Proposed Action or Project Description The University of California San Diego and San Diego State University are partnering to address deficiencies in the process for translation of research discoveries to the private sector in the clean energy space in the greater San Diego region and accelerate the movement of clean energy innovation from the university laboratory into the marketplace. The Phase I objective for launching the Regional Energy Innovation Challenge includes tasks such as: 1) project management and planning (organizing advisory

337

Program on Technology Innovation: Feasibility Study of Using a Thermosyphon Cooler Hybrid System to Reduce Cooling Tower Water Consu mption  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Technical Update describes the initial work accomplished by a feasibility study for using a newly developed Thermosyphon Cooler (TSC) Hybrid System to reduce cooling-tower water consumption at steam power plants. The report outlines the overall project and then details the applicable codes and standards that would apply to this technology. It also briefly touches on the literature and patents relating to this field. It describes the rationale and constraints involved in setting up the ...

2012-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

338

Program on Technology Innovation: Mitigation of Flow-Accelerated Corrosion by Titanium Injection in PWR Secondary Systems  

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This report summarizes the results of a study to determine the potential of titanium-containing compounds for mitigating the flow-accelerated corrosion (FAC) of carbon steel piping in the feedwater train of PWRs. Currently, plants of all types are investigating methods to reduce the severity of FAC in vulnerable systems. Titanium dioxide (TiO2) has been a promising additive under Canadian deuterium/uranium (CANDU) primary conditions, and Ti has been used routinely to mitigate localized corrosion in steam...

2010-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

339

Program on Technology Innovation: Treatment of Colloid-Facilitated Transport for Yucca Mountain Total System Performance Assessment  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has evaluated the potential importance of colloid-aided radionuclide transport from the candidate high level radioactive waste (HLW) and spent nuclear fuel repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. EPRI has been conducting independent assessments of the total system performance of Yucca Mountain since 1989. The purpose of this report is to provide a succinct summary of EPRI's independent evaluation of the importance of radionuclide transport via colloids. EPRI concludes th...

2006-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

340

Welfare Implications of User Innovation  

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The literature on new goods and social welfare generally assumes that innovations are developed by manufacturers. But innovation by users has been found to also be an ...

Henkel, Joachim

2003-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Innovation Demonstration Fund (Ontario, Canada)  

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The Innovation Demonstration Fund (IDF) is a discretionary, non-entitlement funding program administered by the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation. The program focuses on emerging...

342

DOE Issues Funding Opportunity for Innovations to Increase Cybersecurity  

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

Issues Funding Opportunity for Innovations to Increase Issues Funding Opportunity for Innovations to Increase Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems DOE Issues Funding Opportunity for Innovations to Increase Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems February 11, 2013 - 10:53am Addthis The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability issued a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Innovation for Increasing Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems, on February 8. The announcement is seeking applications to conduct research, development and demonstrations leading to next generation tools and technologies that will become widely adopted to enhance and accelerate deployment of cybersecurity capabilities for the U.S energy infrastructure, including cyber secure integration of smart grid technologies.

343

Innovations in Nuclear Infrastructure  

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Innovations in Nuclear Infrastructure Innovations in Nuclear Infrastructure and Education (INIE) Innovations in Nuclear Infrastructure and Education (INIE) Presented to the Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee Crystal City, Virginia John Gutteridge Director, University Programs Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology September 30 - October 1, 2002 Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology Gutteridge/Sep-Oct_02 INIE-NERAC.ppt (2) INIE The Stimuli .... INIE The Stimuli .... 6 Declining number of operating university research/training reactors 6 Dwindling student population in nuclear engineering 6 Closing or loss of identity of university nuclear engineering programs 6 Looming shortage of nuclear engineering graduates 6 Threat of additional reactor closures -- Cornell, Michigan, MIT

344

Innovations in Measurement Science: FY13 Projects  

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*. Bookmark and Share. Innovations in Measurement Science: FY13 Projects. Purpose: The NIST Innovations in Measurement ...

2012-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

345

Innovation in Materials & Manufacturing  

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Each IMI will allow industry, academia, and government partners to leverage ... than evolutionary, in terms of performance and life-cycle energy or economic impact. ... in innovative projects and shared user facilities that bring together industry,...

346

Contacts - Energy Innovation Portal  

Contacts. Here you'll find contact information for any questions or comments you may have about the Energy Innovation Portal Web site. You may contact us using any of ...

347

Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative  

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

U.S. Department of Energy Categorical Exclusion Determination Form Program or Field Office: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative Funding Opportunity Number DE-FOA-0000356 Applicant (Legal Name) University of Central Florida Location: Orlando, FL Project Title MegaWatt Ventures Proposed Action or Project Description The University of Central Florida is dedicated to creating innovative programs that accelerate the

348

Encryption Engine - Energy Innovation Portal  

Energy Innovation Portal Technologies. Search Help ... Market Sheet (885 KB) Technology Marketing Summary In the past, ...

349

Site Map - Energy Innovation Portal  

Energy Innovation Portal. Home. Site Map; ... Solar Thermal; Startup America; ... National Aeronautics and Space Administration;

350

Small Wind Innovation Zone and Model Ordinance | Department of Energy  

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

Small Wind Innovation Zone and Model Ordinance Small Wind Innovation Zone and Model Ordinance Small Wind Innovation Zone and Model Ordinance < Back Eligibility Institutional Local Government Schools State Government Utility Savings Category Wind Buying & Making Electricity Program Info State Iowa Program Type Solar/Wind Permitting Standards Provider Iowa League of Cities In May 2009, the Iowa legislature created the Small Wind Innovation Zone Program, which allows any city, county, or other political subdivision to create small wind innovation zones that promote small wind production. In order to qualify for the designation, the city must adopt the Small Wind Innovation Zone Model Ordinance and also establish an expedited approval process for small wind energy systems. System owners must also enter into a

351

Power system - Energy Innovation Portal  

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

352

INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS FOR ON-LINE SYNCHRONOUS GENERATOR PARAMETER ESTIMATION  

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Explorer 3 WS Executor 5 Invocation Analyzer 6 Community Annotations Handler 7 Service Consumer Service Focused Crawler 1 WS Explorer 3 WS Executor 5 Invocation Analyzer 6 Community Annotations Handler 7 WS Community Annotations Handler 7 WS Recommender 8 Service Consumer Service Registry Service Provider Publish

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Innovative Confinement Concepts Workshop 2000 (Book of Abstracts)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Torus Nuclear Fusion Reactor Space Propulsion VehicleTorus Nuclear Fusion Reactor Space Propulsion Vehicle

Celata, Christine; Accelerator and Fusion Research Staff

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Innovative Confinement Concepts Workshop 2000 (Book of Abstracts)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A Spherical Torus Nuclear Fusion Reactor Space PropulsionA Spherical Torus Nuclear Fusion Reactor Space Propulsion

Celata, Christine; Accelerator and Fusion Research Staff

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Innovative Confinement Concepts Workshop 2000 (Book of Abstracts)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Kartinov, A.B.Kukushkin (Inf Rrc "Kurchatov Institute",V.A.Rantsev-Kartinov (Inf Rrc "Kurchatov Institute",V.A.Rantsev-Kartinov INF RRC "Kurchatov Institute", Moscow A

Celata, Christine; Accelerator and Fusion Research Staff

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

DOE Energy Innovation Portal Connects Innovative Energy Technologies to the  

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

Energy Innovation Portal Connects Innovative Energy Energy Innovation Portal Connects Innovative Energy Technologies to the Marketplace DOE Energy Innovation Portal Connects Innovative Energy Technologies to the Marketplace February 2, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Innovation Portal now has more than 300 business-friendly marketing summaries available to help investors and companies identify and license leading-edge energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. The Portal is an online tool that links available DOE innovations to the entrepreneurs who can successfully license and commercialize them. By helping to move these innovations from the laboratory to the market, the Portal facilitates an integral step in supporting growing America's clean energy industries and

357

The Path to Fusion Energy for Concepts Currently at the Concept Exploration Level  

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needed? Advanced diagnostics Theory and simulation Support from base program, technology program BPX Non-nuclear phenomena. [FESAC Report on Alternate Concepts] · Innovation ­­ search for a better fusion reactor ­­ Upgrade path from CE-level MST · NCSX ­­ Built on theory and a strong international data base but no CE

358

Innovative Phase Change Thermal Energy Storage Solution for Baseload Power Phase 1 Final Report  

SciTech Connect

The primary purpose of this project is to develop and validate an innovative, scalable phase change salt thermal energy storage (TES) system that can interface with Infinias family of free-piston Stirling engines (FPSE). This TES technology is also appropriate for Rankine and Brayton power converters. Solar TES systems based on latent heat of fusion rather than molten salt temperature differences, have many advantages that include up to an order of magnitude higher energy storage density, much higher temperature operation, and elimination of pumped loops for most of Infinias design options. DOE has funded four different concepts for solar phase change TES, including one other Infinia awarded project using heat pipes to transfer heat to and from the salt. The unique innovation in this project is an integrated TES/pool boiler heat transfer system that is the simplest approach identified to date and arguably has the best potential for minimizing the levelized cost of energy (LCOE). The Phase 1 objectives are to design, build and test a 1-hour TES proof-of-concept lab demonstrator integrated with an Infinia 3 kW Stirling engine, and to conduct a preliminary design of a 12-hour TES on-sun prototype.

Qiu, Songgang

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

359

Atmospheric fluidized bed combustion advanced system concepts applicable to small industrial and commercial markets. Topical report, Level 2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As part of an overall strategy to promote FBC coal combustion and to improve the marketability of the eastern coals, the US Department of Energy`s Morgantown Energy Research Center awarded a three level contract to Riley Stoker Corporation to develop advanced Multi Solids Fluidized Bed (MSFB) boiler designs. The first level of this contract targeted the small package boiler (10,000--50,000 lb/hr steam) and industrial size boiler (75,000--150,000 lb/hr steam) markets. Two representative sizes, 30,000 lb/hr and 110,000 lb/hr of steam, were selected for the two categories for a detailed technical and economic evaluation. Technically, both the designs showed promise, however, the advanced industrial design was favored on economic considerations. It was thus selected for further study in the second level of the contract. Results of this Level-2 effort, presented in this report, consisted of testing the design concept in Riley`s 4.4 MBtu/hr pilot MSFB facility located at Riley Research Center in Worcester, Mass. The design and economics of the proof of concept facility developed in Level-1 of the contract were then revised in accordance with the findings of the pilot test program. A host site for commercial demonstration in Level-3 of the contract was also secured. It was determined that co-firing coal in combination with paper de-inking sludge will broaden the applicability of the design beyond conventional markets. International Paper (IP), the largest paper company in the world, is willing to participate in this part of the program. IP has offered its Hammermill operation at Lockhaven, Pa, site of a future paper de-inking plant, for the proof of concept installation. This plant will go in operation in 1994. It is recommended that METC proceed to the commercial demonstration of the design developed. The approach necessary to satisfy the needs of the customer while meeting the objectives of this program is presented along with a recommended plan of action.

Ake, T.R.; Dixit, V.B.; Mongeon, R.K.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

INNOVATIVE ELECTROMAGNETIC SENSORS FOR PIPELINE CRAWLERS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Internal inspection of pipelines is an important tool for ensuring safe and reliable delivery of fossil energy products. Current inspection systems that are propelled through the pipeline by the product flow cannot be used to inspect all pipelines because of the various physical barriers they encounter. Recent development efforts include a new generation of powered inspection platforms that crawl slowly inside a pipeline and are able to maneuver past the physical barriers that can limit inspection. At Battelle, innovative electromagnetic sensors are being designed and tested for these new pipeline crawlers. The various sensor types can be used to assess a wide range of pipeline anomalies including corrosion, mechanical damage, and cracks. Battelle has completed the second year of work on a projected three-year development effort. In the first year, two innovative electromagnetic inspection technologies were designed and tested. Both were based on moving high-strength permanent magnets to generate inspection energy. One system involved translating permanent magnets towards the pipe. A pulse of electric current would be induced in the pipe to oppose the magnetization according to Lenz's Law. The decay of this pulse would indicate the presence of defects in the pipe wall. This inspection method is similar to pulsed eddy current inspection methods, with the fundamental difference being the manner in which the current is generated. Details of this development effort were reported in the first semiannual report on this project. The second inspection methodology is based on rotating permanent magnets. The rotating exciter unit produces strong eddy currents in the pipe wall. At distances of a pipe diameter or more from the rotating exciter, the currents flow circumferentially. These circumferential currents are deflected by pipeline defects such as corrosion and axially aligned cracks. Simple sensors are used to detect the change in current densities in the pipe wall. The second semiannual report on this project reported on experimental and modeling results. The results showed that the rotating system was more adaptable to pipeline inspection and therefore only this system will be carried into the second year of the sensor development. In the third reporting period, the rotating system inspection was further developed. Since this is a new inspection modality without published fundamentals to build upon, basic analytical and experimental investigations were performed. A closed form equation for designing rotating exciters and positioning sensors was derived from fundamental principles. Also signal processing methods were investigated for detection and assessment of pipeline anomalies. A lock in amplifier approach was chosen as the method for detecting the signals. Finally, mechanical implementations for passing tight restrictions such as plug valves were investigated. This inspection concept is new and unique; a United States patent application has been submitted. In this fourth reporting period, the rotating system inspection was further developed. A multichannel real-time data recorder system was implemented and fundamental experiments were conducted to provide data to aid in the design of the rotating magnetizer system. An unexpected but beneficial result was achieved when examining the separation between the rotating magnet and the pipe wall; separations of over an inch could be tolerated. Essentially no change in signal from corrosion anomalies could be detected for separations up to 1.35 inches. The results presented in this report will be used to achieve the next deliverable, designs of components of the rotating inspection system that will function with inspection crawlers in a pipeline environment.

J. Bruce Nestleroth

2005-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Speak up your mind: using speech to capture innovative ideas on interactive surfaces  

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This paper presents Vozze, a user interface that has been designed to speed up the process of recording and managing ideas and their associations during innovation activities. Vozze integrates three major concepts: multi-tactile surfaces, speech recognition, ... Keywords: innovation, interactive surfaces, multi-tactile interfaces, speech recognition, voice interfaces

Osvaldo Huerta; J. Alfredo Snchez; Salvador Fuentes; Ofelia Cervantes

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

BEYOND INTEGRATED SYSTEM VALIDATION: USE OF A CONTROL ROOM TRAINING SIMULATOR FOR PROOF-OF-CONCEPT INTERFACE DEVELOPMENT  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper provides background on a reconfigurable control room simulator for nuclear power plants. The main control rooms in current nuclear power plants feature analog technology that is growing obsolete. The need to upgrade control rooms serves the practical need of maintainability as well as the opportunity to implement newer digital technologies with added functionality. There currently exists no dedicated research simulator for use in human factors design and evaluation activities for nuclear power plants in the US. The new research simulator discussed in this paper provides a test bed in which operator performance on new control room concepts can be benchmarked against existing control rooms and in which new technologies can be validated for safety and usability prior to deployment.

Ronald Boring; Vivek Agarwal

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Innovative Energy Efficient Industrial Ventilation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper was written to describe an innovative on-demand industrial ventilation system for woodworking, metalworking, food processing, pharmaceutical, chemical, and other industries. Having analyzed existing industrial ventilation in 130 factories, we found striking dichotomy between the classical static design of ventilation systems and constantly changing workflow and business demands. Using data from real factories, we are able to prove that classical industrial ventilation design consumes 70 % more energy than necessary. Total potential electricity saving achieved by using on-demand systems instead of classically designed industrial ventilation in the U.S. could be 26 billion kWh. At the average electricity cost of 7 cents per kWh, this would represent $1.875 billion. Eighty such systems are already installed in the USA and European Union.

Litomisky, A.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

The effects of the middle school concept on student achievement as identified by principals and the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) reports in selected middle schools in Texas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible relationship between the level of implementation of the middle school concept and student achievement. The level of implementation of the middle school concept was determined by the Texas Assessment of Middle Level Schools (TAMLS) which was completed by a random sample of middle school principals from across Texas. Student achievement and selected demographic data were obtained from the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) reports on the various campuses as published on the Texas Education Agency (TEA, 2003a) website. Student achievement, school size, and demographic variables were investigated using frequency counts, mean scores, standard deviations, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and Pearson product?moment correlations across independent variable categories. The independent variable categories were the five criteria and the total score as rated by principals on the TAMLS survey. Major research findings of this study include: 1. Relationships were found between the TAMLS criteria of developmental responsiveness and teacher preparation and professional development with student achievement across all of the research questions examined. 2. Relationships were found between school size, the TAMLS criteria and student achievement. 3. Relationships were found between student ethnicity, the TAMLS criteria, and student achievement. The study results with regard to the relationship between the level of implementation of the middle school concept, taken in its totality, are inconclusive. This finding is supported in a review of the literature. Based on the findings of the study, researcher recommendations include: 1. Middle schools involved in reform efforts to improve student achievement should focus their efforts in the areas of developmental responsiveness and teacher professional development. 2. Principals of large middle schools (n ? 801 students) should consider the implementation of the middle school concept as a design strategy when reform efforts are undertaken.

Brundrett, Robert Clinton

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Long Term Innovative Technologies  

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DOE's Hydrogen and DOE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies, Fuel Cell Presolicitation Workshop Bryan Pivovar With Input/Feedback from Rod Borup (LANL), Debbie Myers (ANL), DOE and others as noted in presentation Lakewood, CO March 16, 2010 Long Term Innovative Technologies National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future Innovative/Long Term and RELEVANT Mission of DOE Mission of EERE (Applied Program) Mission of HFCT To enable the widespread commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cells in diverse sectors of the economy-with emphasis on applications that will most effectively strengthen the nation's energy security and improve our stewardship of the environment-through research, development, and demonstration of critical improvements in the technologies, and through diverse activities to overcome

366

DOE Energy Innovation Hubs  

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Research » DOE Energy Research » DOE Energy Innovation Hubs Basic Energy Sciences (BES) BES Home About Research Materials Sciences & Engineering (MSE) Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences (CSGB) Accelerator and Detector Research Research Conduct Policies DOE Energy Innovation Hubs Energy Frontier Research Centers National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of BES Funding Opportunities Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) News & Resources Contact Information Basic Energy Sciences U.S. Department of Energy SC-22/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3081 F: (301) 903-6594 E: sc.bes@science.doe.gov More Information » Research DOE Energy Innovation Hubs Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds

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Advanced Research: Innovation Leading to Successes  

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Research: Innovation Leading to Research: Innovation Leading to Successes Exploring the "Grand Challenges" of Fossil Fuels December 2010 3 Exploring the "Grand Challenges" of Fossil Fuels NETL Advanced Research The Advanced Research (AR) Program within the Office of Coal and Power Systems of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy (DOE/FE), fosters the development of innovative, cost-effective technologies for improving the efficiency, reliability, and environmental performance of advanced coal and power systems. In addition, AR bridges the gap between fundamental research into technology alternatives and applied research aimed at scale-up, deployment, and commercialization of the most promising technologies identified.

368

Lignol Innovations Inc  

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

Lignol Innovations Inc. Lignol Innovations Inc. Corporate Headquarters: Berwyn, PA Global Headquarters: Canada Proposed Facility Location: Commerce City, Colorado Description: This project will design, construct, and operate a demonstration plant to produce ethanol, lignin and furfural from cellulosic feedstock, including hard and softwood residues. CEO or Equivalent: Ross MacLachlan, President and CEO Participants: Suncor Energy and; Parker Messana & Associates Engineering Production: Excess of 2 million gallons/year of cellulosic ethanol plus biochemical co-products, including High Purity-Lignin ("HP- L(tm)") Technology and Feedstocks: * Proprietary solvent pretreatment process integrated with saccharification, fermentation and product recovery processes

369

Environmental assessment for the satellite power system-concept development and evaluation program-microwave health and ecological effects  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report is concerned with the potential health and ecological effects of the microwave beam from the microwave power transmission system (MPTS) of the satellite power system (SPS). The report is written in the form of a detailed critical review of selected scientific articles from the published literature on the biological effects of nonionizing electromagnetic radiation, followed by an assessment of the possible effects of the SPS, based on exposure values for the reference system (US DOE and NASA, 1978).

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1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Development of standardized air-blown coal gasifier/gas turbine concepts for future electric power systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this study is to develop standardized air blown fixed bed gasification hot gas cleanup integrated gasifier combined cycle (IGCC) systems.

Sadowski, R.S.; Brown, M.J.; Hester, J.C.; Harriz, J.T.; Ritz, G.J.

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Harnessing the power of patent information to accelerate innovation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Access to information drives innovation. Patents are a unique source of information containing not only legal but also technical, business, and potentially policy-related information. Mining patents for information is an acquired skill that requires ... Keywords: COMMERCIAL, LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES, Data Concepts, Data Mining Software Tools, Education and Learning

Kerri L. Clark; Stanley P. Kowalski

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Proof-of-Concept Assessment of a Photofission-Based Interrogation System for the Detection of Shielded Nuclear Material  

SciTech Connect

A photonuclear interrogation method was experimentally assessed for the detection of shielded nuclear materials. Proof-of-Concept assessment was performed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) TA-18 facility and used the INEEL VARITRON electron accelerator. Experiments were performed to assess and characterize the delayed neutron emission responses for different nuclear materials with various shield configurations using three ''nominal'' electron beam energies; 8-, 10-, and 11-MeV. With the exception of highly enriched uranium (HEU), the nuclear materials assessed represent material types commonly encountered in commerce. The specific nuclear materials studied include a solid 4.8-kg HEU sphere, a 5-kg multiple-object, depleted uranium (DU) [uranium with about 0.2% enrichment with U-235] target, and two 11-kg thorium disks. The shield materials selected include polyethylene, borated-polyethylene, and lead. Experimental results, supported with numerical predictions, have shown that the photonuclear interrogation technique is quite capable of detecting shielded nuclear material via the direct measurement of the photofission-induced delayed neutron emissions. To identify or discriminate between nuclear material types (i.e., depleted uranium, HEU, and thorium), a ratio of delayed neutron counts at two different beam energies is utilized. This latter method, referred to as the dual-beam energy ratio Figure-of-Merit, allows one to differentiate among the three nuclear material types.

Jones, J. L.; Yoon, W. Y.; Harker, Y. D.; Hoggan, J. M.; Haskell, K. J.; VanAusdeln, L. A.

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Organizing Ecologies of Complex Innovation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For many sectors like health care, financial services, or renewable energy, new products and services are generated by an ecology of business firms, nonprofit foundations, public institutions, and other agents. Knowledge to innovate is dispersed across ... Keywords: complexity, ecologies, innovation

Deborah Dougherty; Danielle D. Dunne

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Description of Selected Algorithms and Implementation Details of a Concept-Demonstration Aircraft VOrtex Spacing System (AVOSS)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A ground-based system has been developed to demonstrate the feasibility of automating the process of collecting relevant weather data, predicting wake vortex behavior from a data base of aircraft, prescribing safe wake vortex spacing criteria, estimating ...

Hinton David A.

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

College Students GIS Spatial Concept Knowledge Assessed by Concept Maps  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The development of spatial thinking proficiency has been increasingly demanded in Geographic Information System (GIS) education. Despite this educational trend, there is little empirical research on college students' spatial concept knowledge, which critically affects the quality of spatial thinking. This study addressed the following three research questions: 1) What differences exist between students' understandings of spatial concepts at the beginning, middle, and end of an introductory-level GIS course?, 2) What spatial misconceptions students may possess while taking an introductory-level GIS course?, and 3) Which spatial concepts are easy or hard for undergraduate students to understand? The researcher asked twelve participants who were taking an introductory-level GIS course to create concept maps about space and revised their concept maps in three experiment sessions. For the first question, the researcher scored the sixty obtained concept maps and statistically analyzed those scores to examine if there is any significant difference among the scores of the three experiment sessions. For the second question, the researcher examined participants' misconceptions by analyzing the incorrect statements of distortion, map projection, and scale. For the third question, the researcher statistically analyzed concept-based scores to examine if there is any significant difference among the scores of three different complexity levels. A main finding for the first question was that there was a significant difference among the scores of the concept maps created in the first session and the scores of the concept maps revised in the second and third sessions. This implied that participants could successfully revise their own original concept maps in the middle of a semester. The result of the study of the second question indicated that a half of participants misunderstood the concepts of map projections and scale. This result suggested that some undergraduate students may have difficulty shifting from scientifically inappropriate spatial concept knowledge to appropriate knowledge. Analysis of the third question resulted that the concept-based scores of simple spatial concepts are significantly higher than the scores of complicated spatial concepts. This result inferred that participants' scores decreased as the complexity of the concepts increased.

Oda, Katsuhiko

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

RSS Feed - Energy Innovation Portal  

The Energy Innovation Portal offers RSS feeds covering updates to technology marketing summaries. RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication."

377

Micromachine Artifact - Energy Innovation Portal  

Energy Innovation Portal Technologies. ... Nuclear Power Public Safety International Safeguards More Information Patent Pending on SD# 11173 Technology Status.

378

Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Jun 13, 2012 ... 06/13 - TMS Launches New Open Access Journal: Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation. Patti Dobranski Communication...

379

Commercialization and Innovation Fact Sheet  

Led by nonprofits or universities, ... seed funding and introductions to the investment community to support continued growth; and Innovate Washington

380

FUELING GROWTH AND FOSTERING INNOVATION  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dec 31, 2011 ... innovations can transform developing energy technologies into clean, affordable, and widespread options that will support new manufacturing...

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381

Site Map - Energy Innovation Portal  

Energy Innovation Portal Technologies. ... Home. Site Map; Printable Version; Share this resource. About; Search; Categories (15) Advanced Materials; Biomass and ...

382

Rig scarcity prompts innovative drilling solution  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Unable to locate a shallow-water offshore rig for its program in Indonesia, British Gas International developed an innovative pad/ballasted barge configuration to utilize a land rig, which was available. Many non-typical problems were encountered and solved to establish the drilling location 600 m (2,000 ft) from the shore in Bintuni Bay in Irian Jaya, eastern Indonesia. The final hybrid configuration has sparked interesting debate as to whether the operation should be designated as onshore or offshore. The paper discusses the project overview, concept development, construction, and operations.

Lattimore, G.M.; Gott, T.; Feagin, J.

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

RFID as a disruptive innovation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The first part of the paper discusses Wal-Mart's adoption of RFID through the theoretical lens of the Resources, Processes, and Values (RPV) innovation theory. This part makes a theoretical argument that Wal-Mart adopted RFID as a sustaining innovation ... Keywords: RFID, disruptive, future, information superhighway, innovation, new business models, new value propositions, processes, resources, sustaining, values

Vlad Krotov; Iris Junglas

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Le cycle Thorium en racteurs sels fondus peut-il tre une solution au problme nergtique du XXIme sicle ? Le concept de TMSR-NM.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Un concept innovant de racteurs nuclaires sels fondus, le Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (TMSR), a t dfini au LPSC Grenoble. Le prsent mmoire porte (more)

Merle-Lucotte, Elsa

385

System performance and cost sensitivity comparisons of stretched membrane heliostat reflectors with current generation glass/metal concepts  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Heliostat costs have long been recognized as a major factor in the cost of solar central receiver plants. Research on stretched membrane heliostats has been emphasized because of their potential as a cost-effective alternative to current glass/metal designs. However, the cost and performance potential of stretched membrane heliostats from a system perspective has not been studied until this time. The optical performance of individual heliostats is predicted here using results established in previous structural studies. These performance predictions are used to compare both focused and unfocused stretched membrane heliostats with state-of-the-art glass/metal heliostats from a systems perspective. We investigated the sensitivity of the relative cost and performance of fields of heliostats to a large number of parameter variations, including system size, delivery temperature, heliostat module size, surface specularity, hemispherical reflectance, and macroscopic surface quality. The results indicate that focused stretched membrane systems should have comparable performance levels to those of current glass/metal heliostat systems. Further, because of their relatively lower cost, stretched membrane heliostats should provide an economically attractive alternative to current glass/metal heliostats over essentially the entire range of design parameters studied. Unfocused stretched membrane heliostats may also be attractive for a somewhat more limited range of applications, including the larger plant sizes and lower delivery temperatures.

Murphy, L.M.; Anderson, J.V.; Short, W.; Wendelin, T.

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Innovations in Measurement Science: FY 2014 Projects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

*. Bookmark and Share. Innovations in Measurement Science: FY 2014 Projects. Purpose: Innovations in Measurement Science: FY 2014 Projects. ...

2013-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

387

The Portal Post Newsletter - Energy Innovation Portal  

Bookmark The Portal Post Newsletter - Energy Innovation Portal on Google; Bookmark The Portal Post Newsletter - Energy Innovation Portal on Delicious;

388

LBL Success Stories - Energy Innovation Portal  

Bookmark LBL Success Stories - Energy Innovation Portal on Google; Bookmark LBL Success Stories - Energy Innovation Portal on Delicious; Rank LBL ...

389

Startup America Success Stories - Energy Innovation Portal  

Bookmark Startup America Success Stories - Energy Innovation Portal on Google; Bookmark Startup America Success Stories - Energy Innovation Portal on ...

390

Weatherization Assistance Program: Spurring Innovation, Increasing...  

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

Weatherization Assistance Program: Spurring Innovation, Increasing Home Energy Efficiency Weatherization Assistance Program: Spurring Innovation, Increasing Home Energy Efficiency...

391

Solar Central Receiver Hybrid Power Systems sodium-cooled receiver concept. Final report. Volume II, Book 1. Conceptual design, Sections 1 through 4  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The overall, long-term objective of the Solar Central Receiver Hybrid Power System program is to identify, characterize, and ultimately demonstrate the viability and cost effectiveness of solar/fossil, steam Rankine cycle, hybrid power systems that: (1) consist of a combined solar central receiver energy source and a nonsolar energy source at a single, common site, (2) may operate in the base, intermediate, and peaking capacity modes, (3) produce the rated output independent of variations in solar insolation, (4) provide a significant savings (50% or more) in fuel consumption, and (5) produce power at the minimum possible cost in mills/kWh. It is essential that these hybrid concepts be technically feasible and economically competitive with other systems in the near to mid-term time period (1985-1990) on a commercial scale. The program objective for Phase I is to identify and conceptually characterize solar/fossil steam Rankine cycle, commercial-scale, power plant systems that are economically viable and technically feasible. This volume presents in detail the market analysis, parametric analysis, and the selection process for the preferred system. (WHK)

None

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Solar Central Receiver Hybrid Power Systems sodium-cooled receiver concept. Final report. Volume II, Book 2. Conceptual design, Sections 5 and 6  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The overall, long-term objective of the Solar Central Receiver Hybrid Power System program is to identify, characterize, and ultimately demonstrate the viability and cost effectiveness of solar/fossil, steam Rankine cycle, hybrid power systems that: (1) consist of a combined solar central receiver energy source and a nonsolar energy source at a single, common site, (2) may operate in the base, intermediate, and peaking capacity modes, (3) produce the rated output independent of variations in solar insolation, (4) provide a significant savings (50% or more) in fuel consumption, and (5) produce power at the minimum possible cost in mills/kWh. It is essential that these hybrid concepts be technically feasible and economically competitive with other systems in the near to mid-term time period (1985-1990) on a commercial scale. The program objective for Phase I is to identify and conceptually characterize solar/fossil steam Rankine cycle, commercial-scale, power plant systems that are economically viable and technically feasible. This volume contains the detailed conceptual design and cost/performance estimates and an assessment of the commercial scale solar central receiver hybrid power system. (WHK)

None

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Final test report: demonsration testing in support of the Track 3system waste dislodging, retrieval and conveyance concepts  

SciTech Connect

This report contains the quantitative and qualitative data and information collected during performance of the Track 3 System testing protocol. Information contained herein focuses on the data collected during performance ofthe following Tests Procedures. *Test Procedure-1, Position Management Test Procedure-2, Waste Dislodging, Retrieval, and Conveyance and Decontamination *Test Procedure-3, Dynamic Response Test procedures, Safety Demonstration

Berglin, E.J.

1997-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

394

Generation -IV Reactor Concepts  

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

Generation-IV Reactor Concepts Generation-IV Reactor Concepts Thomas H. Fanning Argonne National Laboratory 9700 South Cass Avenue Argonne, Illinois 60439, USA The Generation-IV International Forum (GIF) is a multi-national research and development (R&D) collaboration. The GIF pursues the development of advanced, next generation reactor technology with goals to improve: a) sustainability (effective fuel utilization and minimization of waste) b) economics (competitiveness with respect to other energy sources) c) safety and reliability (e.g., no need for offsite emergency response), and d) proliferation resistance and physical protection The GIF Technology Roadmap exercise selected six generic systems for further study: the Gas- cooled Fast Reactor (GFR), the Lead-cooled Fast Reactor (LFR), the Molten Salt Reactor (MSR),

395

Innovative Vitrification for Soil Remediation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Vortec has successfully completed Phases 1 and 2 of a technology demonstration program for an ''Innovative Fossil Fuel Fired Vitrification Technology for Soil Remediation.'' The principal objective of the program is to demonstrate the ability of a Vortec Cyclone Melting System (CMS) to remediate DOE contaminated soils and other waste forms containing TM RCRA hazardous materials, low levels of radionuclides and TSCA (PCB) containing wastes. The demonstration program will verify the ability of this vitrification process to produce a chemically stable glass final waste form which passes both TCLP and PCT quality control requirements, while meeting all federal and state emission control regulations. The demonstration system is designed to process 36 ton/day of as-received drummed or bulk wastes. The processing capacity equates to approximately 160 barrels/day of waste materials containing 30% moisture at an average weight of 450 lbs./barrel.

Hnat, James G.; Patten, John S.; Jetta, Norman W.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

396

It's not just about innovation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Last year, I was one of the reviewers of proposals to a newly created NIH program, the New Innovator Award. Its goal was to address a frequent criticism that peer review is biased against innovation and to fund exceptionally innovative, high impact research from new investigators. To encourage the submission of innovative ideas, preliminary data was not required. Nearly 2,200 applications were submitted, but only 30 awards were made, for a success rate of Edison said about genius is equally applicable to innovation; it, too, is mostly about perspiration.

Wiley, H. S.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Projects Selected to Advance Innovative Materials for Fossil Energy Power  

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

Selected to Advance Innovative Materials for Fossil Energy Selected to Advance Innovative Materials for Fossil Energy Power Systems Projects Selected to Advance Innovative Materials for Fossil Energy Power Systems September 14, 2010 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - Four projects that will develop capabilities for designing sophisticated materials that can withstand the harsh environments of advanced fossil energy power systems have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy. The projects will develop computational capabilities for designing materials with unique thermal, chemical and mechanical properties necessary for withstanding the high temperatures and extreme environments of advanced energy systems. These innovative systems are both fuel efficient and produce lower amounts of emissions, including carbon dioxide for permanent

398

Projects Selected to Advance Innovative Materials for Fossil Energy Power  

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

Projects Selected to Advance Innovative Materials for Fossil Energy Projects Selected to Advance Innovative Materials for Fossil Energy Power Systems Projects Selected to Advance Innovative Materials for Fossil Energy Power Systems September 14, 2010 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - Four projects that will develop capabilities for designing sophisticated materials that can withstand the harsh environments of advanced fossil energy power systems have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy. The projects will develop computational capabilities for designing materials with unique thermal, chemical and mechanical properties necessary for withstanding the high temperatures and extreme environments of advanced energy systems. These innovative systems are both fuel efficient and produce lower amounts of emissions, including carbon dioxide for permanent

399

What's your idea?: a case study of a grassroots innovation pipeline within a large software company  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Establishing a grassroots innovation pipeline has come to the fore as strategy for nurturing innovation within large organizations. A key element of such pipelines is the use of an idea management system that enables and encourages community ideation ... Keywords: creativity, idea management, innovation, organizations

Brian P. Bailey; Eric Horvitz

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Scientific Innovation Through Integration  

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

www.emsl.pnl.gov www.emsl.pnl.gov National asset for high- impact science As a national scientific user facility, EMSL provides scientific solutions to scientists from universities, industry, and government who seek out our unique capabilities and scientific expertise for their most challenging research objectives. At EMSL, we collaborate with these scientists-our users-to enable discovery and innovative solutions for the nation's energy, environmental, and national security problems. EMSL user projects by funding source in FY11. ACCELERATING INNOVATION ACROSS AMERICA PREPARING THE NEXT GENERATION User facilities provide training ground for educating next generation of scientists EMSL supports postdoctoral researchers, as well as graduate, undergraduate, and high school

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401

Promethus Hot Leg Piping Concept  

SciTech Connect

The Naval Reactors Prime Contractor Team (NRPCT) recommended the development of a gas cooled reactor directly coupled to a Brayton energy conversion system as the Space Nuclear Power Plant (SNPP) for NASA's Project Prometheus. The section of piping between the reactor outlet and turbine inlet, designated as the hot leg piping, required unique design features to allow the use of a nickel superalloy rather than a refractory metal as the pressure boundary. The NRPCT evaluated a variety of hot leg piping concepts for performance relative to SNPP system parameters, manufacturability, material considerations, and comparison to past high temperature gas reactor (HTGR) practice. Manufacturability challenges and the impact of pressure drop and turbine entrance temperature reduction on cycle efficiency were discriminators between the piping concepts. This paper summarizes the NRPCT hot leg piping evaluation, presents the concept recommended, and summarizes developmental issues for the recommended concept.

AM Girbik; PA Dilorenzo

2006-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

402

Development of standardized air-blown coal gasifier/gas turbine concepts for future electric power systems  

SciTech Connect

CRS Sirrine (CRSS) is evaluating a novel IGCC process in which gases exiting the gasifier are burned in a gas turbine combustion system. The turbine exhaust gas is used to generate additional power in a conventional steam generator. This results in a significant increase in efficiency. However, the IGCC process requires development of novel approaches to control SO{sub 2} and NO{sub x} emissions and alkali vapors which can damage downstream turbine components. Ammonia is produced from the reaction of coal-bound nitrogen with steam in the reducing zone of any fixed bed coal gasifier. This ammonia can be partially oxidized to NO{sub x} when the product gas is oxidized in a gas turbine combustor. Alkali metals vaporize in the high-temperature combustion zone of the gasifier and laser condense on the surface of small char or ash particles or on cooled metal surfaces. It these alkali-coated materials reach the gas turbine combustor, the alkali will revaporize condense on turbine blades and cause rapid high temperature corrosion. Efficiency reduction will result. PSI Technology Company (PSIT) was contracted by CRSS to evaluate and recommend solutions for NO{sub x} emissions and for alkali metals deposition. Various methods for NO{sub x} emission control and the potential process and economic impacts were evaluated. This included estimates of process performance, heat and mass balances around the combustion and heat transfer units and a preliminary economic evaluation. The potential for alkali metal vaporization and condensation at various points in the system was also estimated. Several control processes and evaluated, including an order of magnitude cost for the control process.

1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

An Evaluation of the Annular Fuel and Bottle-Shaped Fuel Concepts for Sodium Fast Reactors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Two innovative fuel concepts, the internally and externally cooled annular fuel and the bottle-shaped fuel, were investigated with the goal of increasing the power density and reduce the pressure drop in the sodium-cooled ...

Memmott, Matthew

404

Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Innovations  

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Innovations Innovations Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Innovations to someone by E-mail Share Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Innovations on Facebook Tweet about Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Innovations on Twitter Bookmark Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Innovations on Google Bookmark Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Innovations on Delicious Rank Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Innovations on Digg Find More places to share Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Innovations on AddThis.com... Innovations Image comprised of Better Buildings terms, each term having a clickable area. The green terms are Communitywide Competition, Carrotmobs, Neighborhood Infrared Home Scans, and Energy Data Dashboards. The dark blue terms are Loans that Stay With the Property, Cash for Carbon, and Fast Financing Approval. The medium blue terms are Community Workforce Agreement, Equipment Loans for Businesses, and Rating Contractor Performance. The orange terms are University Partnership, Energy Advisors, and Neighborhood Sweeps. Clicking on each of these terms takes you to the appropriate explanatory area in the interactive graphic below, and all of the terms in this image are also included as links in the graphic below. cash for carbon energy data dashboards neighborhood sweeps rating contractor performance Fast financing approval Carrotmobs neighborhood infrared home scans community workforce agreement Loans that stay with the property Energy advisors equipment loans for businesses University partnership communitywide competition

405

LBNL-4417E Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and...  

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LBNL-4417E Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and Exterior Shading Systems for Commercial Buildings using High Resolution Luminance Images K. Konis, E.S. Lee, R.D....

406

Innovative Materials Processing Technologies Ltd IMPT | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Processing Technologies Ltd IMPT Processing Technologies Ltd IMPT Jump to: navigation, search Name Innovative Materials Processing Technologies Ltd (IMPT) Place United Kingdom Zip NG1 1GF Sector Solar Product UK-based manufacturer of non-vacuum coating systems for fuel cells and solar sectors. References Innovative Materials Processing Technologies Ltd (IMPT)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Innovative Materials Processing Technologies Ltd (IMPT) is a company located in United Kingdom . References ↑ "Innovative Materials Processing Technologies Ltd (IMPT)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Innovative_Materials_Processing_Technologies_Ltd_IMPT&oldid=346972

407

Concept for a small, colocated fuel cycle facility for oxide breeder fuels  

SciTech Connect

As part of a United States Department of Energy (USDOE) program to examine innovative liquid-metal reactor (LMR) system designs over the past three years, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC) collaborated on studies of mixed oxide fuel cycle options. A principal effort was an advanced concept for a small integrated fuel cycle colocated with a 1300-MW(e) reactor station. The study provided a scoping design and a basis on which to proceed with implementation of such a facility if future plans so dictate. The facility integrated reprocessing, waste management, and refabrication functions in a single facility of nominal 35-t/year capacity utilizing the latest technology developed in fabrication programs at WHC and in reprocessing at ORNL. The concept was based on many years of work at both sites and extensive design studies of prior years.

Burch, W.D.; Stradley, J.G.; Lerch, R.E.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Computational Science and Innovation  

SciTech Connect

Simulations - utilizing computers to solve complicated science and engineering problems - are a key ingredient of modern science. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is a world leader in the development of high-performance computing (HPC), the development of applied math and algorithms that utilize the full potential of HPC platforms, and the application of computing to science and engineering problems. An interesting general question is whether the DOE can strategically utilize its capability in simulations to advance innovation more broadly. In this article, I will argue that this is certainly possible.

Dean, David Jarvis [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Computational Science and Innovation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Simulations - utilizing computers to solve complicated science and engineering problems - are a key ingredient of modern science. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is a world leader in the development of high-performance computing (HPC), the development of applied math and algorithms that utilize the full potential of HPC platforms, and the application of computing to science and engineering problems. An interesting general question is whether the DOE can strategically utilize its capability in simulations to advance innovation more broadly. In this article, I will argue that this is certainly possible.

Dean, D J

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Computational Science and Innovation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Simulations - utilizing computers to solve complicated science and engineering problems - are a key ingredient of modern science. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is a world leader in the development of high-performance computing (HPC), the development of applied math and algorithms that utilize the full potential of HPC platforms, and the application of computing to science and engineering problems. An interesting general question is whether the DOE can strategically utilize its capability in simulations to advance innovation more broadly. In this article, I will argue that this is certainly possible.

D. J. Dean

2010-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

411

Innovative Microwave Technology - Energy Innovation Portal  

Hadron Technologies, Inc. has signed an exclusive license for a Hybrid Microwave and Off-Gas Treatment System ... within the commercial and ... Buildi ...

412

Browse Error - Energy Innovation Portal  

Solar Thermal; Startup America; Vehicles and Fuels; ... 07/22/2013 Skip to Content. Skip ... EVENTS; EERE Energy Innovation Portal Browse.

413

Browse Error - Energy Innovation Portal  

Share Browse Error - Energy Innovation Portal on Facebook; ... Contacts | Web Site Policies | U.S. Department of Energy | USA.gov Content Last ...

414

Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Feb 1, 2012 ... I see 'IMMI' as critical to the creation of what's being called the 'materials innovation infrastructure' because it establishes a forum where the...

415

The Orlando Materials Innovation Principles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Orlando Materials Innovation Principles calls upon the diversity of disciplines and sectors vital to the U.S. manufacturing economy. This includes...

416

Windjammer solar-water-heating system. Final technical report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The results of the Windjammer Solar-Water-Heating System tests showed that it was not as an efficient system as a comparable conventional system for converting solar energy into heat energy. However, it was determined that the innovative mode used less electric back-up energy for water heating. Reduced fossil fuel energy consumption being the ultimate objective of a solar water heating, the principle employed has been shown to be a workable energy saving concept. The differential mode of temperature control emerged as the more efficient mode of operation for the innovative system and under comparable conditions is projected to be nearly equivalent to the conventional solar system. Although the concept has proven workable, the costs feasible, and the potential for considereable improvements exists, additional research and development is needed to advance the design into its most practical application.

Windham, J.R.

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

FINAL REPORT: PHASE FOUR HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE CONCEPT VEHICLE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the maintenance management system. Phase IV has two major strands, technical and financial. The outcome of Phase ................................................................................................................. 55 AMS-200 (Application Management System) Console innovation in highway maintenance management, maintenance operations practices, and research. CTRE provided

Beresnev, Igor

418

FY 2014 Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative  

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

Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA FY 2014 Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) conducts crosscutting nuclear energy research and development (R&D) and associated infrastructure support activities to develop innovative technologies that offer the promise of dramatically improved performance for advanced reactors and fuel cycle concepts while maximizing the impact of DOE resources. The development of nuclear energy-related infrastructure and basic capabilities in the research community is necessary to promote R&D that supports nuclear science and engineering (NS&E), DOE-NE's mission, and the Nation's nuclear energy challenges. Accordingly, DOE intends to

419

Kicking Off the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit: Where Innovations...  

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

Kicking Off the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit: Where Innovations in Energy Technology Are "Winning the Future" Kicking Off the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit: Where Innovations...

420

Location, Decentralization, and Knowledge Sources for Innovation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

When firms seek to innovate, they must decide where to locate their innovation activity. This location choice requires firms to make a simultaneous choice about the organizational structure of innovation activity: almost by definition, multiple locations ... Keywords: decentralization, imitative innovation, new-to-the-market innovation, research and development

Aija Leiponen; Constance E. Helfat

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Service innovation readiness: Dimensions and performance outcome  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study proposes a higher-order multidimensional construct of service innovation readiness (SIR) based on the organizational change literature and the awareness-motivation-capability perspective. Service innovation is gaining more attention due to ... Keywords: Organizational change, Service innovation, Service innovation performance, Service innovation readiness

Hsiuju Rebecca Yen; Wenkai Wang; Chih-Ping Wei; Sheila Hsuan-Yu Hsu; Hung-Chang Chiu

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Small Business Innovation Research Grant Helps Propel Innovative Wind Energy Small Business  

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

With the support of $850,000 in Phase I and II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from the Department in 2002 and 2003, Wind Tower Systems was able to complete the final engineering design for the 100 meter wind turbine tower that GE now plans to market.

423

Modeling a Paradigm Shift: From Producer Innovation to User and Open Collaborative Innovation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we assess the economic viability of innovation by producers relative to two increasingly important alternative models: innovations by single-user individuals or firms and open collaborative innovation. We analyze the design costs and architectures ... Keywords: collaborative innovation, modularity, open innovation, user innovation

Carliss Baldwin; Eric von Hippel

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Centrifugal shot blasting. Innovative technology summary report  

SciTech Connect

At the US Department of Energy (DOE) Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP), the Facilities Closure and Demolition Projects Integrated Remedial Design/Remedial Action (RD/RA) work plan calls for the removal of one inch (1 in) depth of concrete surface in areas where contamination with technetium-99 has been identified. This report describes a comparative demonstration between two concrete removal technologies: an innovative system using Centrifugal Shot Blasting (CSB) and a modified baseline technology called a rotary drum planer.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Innovative applications of energy storage in a restructured electricity marketplace : Phase III final report : a study for the DOE Energy Storage Systems Program.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes Phase III of a project entitled Innovative Applications of Energy Storage in a Restructured Electricity Marketplace. For this study, the authors assumed that it is feasible to operate an energy storage plant simultaneously for two primary applications: (1) energy arbitrage, i.e., buy-low-sell-high, and (2) to reduce peak loads in utility ''hot spots'' such that the utility can defer their need to upgrade transmission and distribution (T&D) equipment. The benefits from the arbitrage plus T&D deferral applications were estimated for five cases based on the specific requirements of two large utilities operating in the Eastern U.S. A number of parameters were estimated for the storage plant ratings required to serve the combined application: power output (capacity) and energy discharge duration (energy storage). In addition to estimating the various financial expenditures and the value of electricity that could be realized in the marketplace, technical characteristics required for grid-connected distributed energy storage used for capacity deferral were also explored.

Eyer, James M. (Distributed Utility Associates, Livermore, CA); Erdman, Bill (Distributed Utility Associates, Livermore, CA); Iannucci, Joseph J., Jr. (, . Distributed Utility Associates, Livermore, CA)

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Emissions Technology Gives Company Clean Win as Energy Innovator |  

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

Emissions Technology Gives Company Clean Win as Energy Innovator Emissions Technology Gives Company Clean Win as Energy Innovator Emissions Technology Gives Company Clean Win as Energy Innovator March 7, 2012 - 2:38pm Addthis Michael Hess Michael Hess Former Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How does this innovation work? A plasma reformer attached to the engine extracts hydrogen from the fuel. The device injects the hydrogen into the combustion process making the fuel burn more completely. A catalyst attached to the tailpipe cleans up 85 percent of remaining emissions. In just a few months, startup company Umpqua Energy will open its first manufacturing facility with 50 new employees producing an emission control system that can potentially reduce the emissions from vehicles by 90 percent. In a significant technological jump, the startup's system is scalable to

427

Innovation | OpenEI Community  

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Innovation Innovation Home Jessi3bl's picture Submitted by Jessi3bl(15) Member 16 December, 2012 - 19:18 GE, Clean Energy Fuels Partner to Expand Natural Gas Highway clean energy Clean Energy Fuels energy Environment Fuel GE Innovation Partnerships Technology Innovation & Solutions Transportation Trucking Energy Data Initiative (EDI) Description: Liberating Data as Fuel for Innovation Initiative Vision: Transform gigabytes into actionable intelligence, which accelerates job creation. Fuel entrepreneurs with previously untapped data to spur new products and services that help American families and businesses save money on utility bills and at the pump, protect the environment, and ensure a safe and reliable energy future. Links: Check out the EDI on the EDG Big Data Commercialization

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Geothermal innovative technologies catalog  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The technology items in this report were selected on the basis of technological readiness and applicability to current technology transfer thrusts. The items include technologies that are considered to be within 2 to 3 years of being transferred. While the catalog does not profess to be entirely complete, it does represent an initial attempt at archiving innovative geothermal technologies with ample room for additions as they occur. The catalog itself is divided into five major functional areas: Exploration; Drilling, Well Completion, and Reservoir Production; Materials and Brine Chemistry; Direct Use; and Economics. Within these major divisions are sub-categories identifying specific types of technological advances: Hardware; Software; Data Base; Process/Procedure; Test Facility; and Handbook.

Kenkeremath, D. (ed.)

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

An Advanced Measurement Concept: The Integrated Sensor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An integrated sensor is a complete measurement system that communicates its signals to a data collection and archival facility. The paper describes the concept, and how it developed from and relates to the more traditional systems. It includes a ...

Julian M. Pike

1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Weatherization Innovation  

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Innovation Pilot Program to someone by E-mail Innovation Pilot Program to someone by E-mail Share Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program on Facebook Tweet about Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program on Twitter Bookmark Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program on Google Bookmark Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program on Delicious Rank Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program on Digg Find More places to share Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program on AddThis.com... Plans, Implementation, & Results Weatherization Assistance Program

431

Building Technologies Office: Housing Innovation Awards  

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Housing Innovation Housing Innovation Awards to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Housing Innovation Awards on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Housing Innovation Awards on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Housing Innovation Awards on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Housing Innovation Awards on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Housing Innovation Awards on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Housing Innovation Awards on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Partner Log In Become a Partner Criteria Partner Locator

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Full Size Image - Energy Innovation Portal  

Bookmark Full Size Image - Energy Innovation Portal on Google; Bookmark Full Size Image - Energy Innovation Portal on Delicious; Rank Full Size Image ...

433

China Innovation Investment Limited | Open Energy Information  

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Innovation Investment Limited Jump to: navigation, search Name China Innovation Investment Limited Place Hong Kong Sector Solar Product Hong Kong-listed alternative energy...

434

Spanish Association for the Internationalisation and Innovation...  

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Spanish Association for the Internationalisation and Innovation of Solar Companies Jump to: navigation, search Name Spanish Association for the Internationalisation and Innovation...

435

SVV Technology Innovations SVVTI | Open Energy Information  

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SVV Technology Innovations SVVTI Jump to: navigation, search Name SVV Technology Innovations (SVVTI) Sector Solar Product Introduced a new family of solar concentrating collectors...

436

SunShot Initiative: Solar Innovation Timeline  

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Innovation Timeline This timeline features the key innovations that have advanced the solar industry in the United States. Learn more about these key events from 1955 to present....

437

Hydrogen Innovations LLC | Open Energy Information  

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Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon Hydrogen Innovations LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name Hydrogen Innovations LLC Place...

438

Energy Innovation Portal Post, Issue 8  

The Portal Post Newsletter, Issue 8 August 2nd, 2012: The Energy Innovation Portal's Accelerating Innovation webinar series is in full swing! So far we have heard ...

439

PNNL Success Stories - Energy Innovation Portal  

Energy Innovation Portal Technologies. Search Help Energy Innovation Portal. Home PNNL Success Stories. Site Map; Printable Version; Share this resource. About ...

440

Building Expertise: Renovation as Professional Innovation  

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Building Expertise: Renovation as Professional Innovation Building Expertise: Renovation as Professional Innovation Speaker(s): Kathryn Janda Date: March 8, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Richard Diamond Much of the recent social science work in the energy field has been focused on changing the behaviour of individuals at home through values, attitudes, and information about climate change. However, people do more than live in houses; some people make their livelihood in them. This presentation considers the role of intermediaries (e.g., architects, engineers, builders, etc.) and their work in creating change from the "middle-out" rather than the top-down or bottom up. It focuses on the nature and distribution of expertise in low-carbon renovation using a "system of

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441

DOE Energy Innovation Portal Connects Innovative Energy Technologies...  

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Energy Technologies to the Marketplace February 2, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Innovation Portal now has more than 300...

442

Proof of concept testing of an integrated dry injection system for SO{sub 2}/NO{sub x} control. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The integrated Dry Injection Process (IDIP) consists of combustion modification using low NO{sub x} burners to reduce NO{sub x} emissions, dry injection of hydrated line at economizer temperatures for primary capture of SO{sub 2}, dry injection of a commercial grade sodium bicarbonate at the air heater exit for additional SO{sub 2} and NO{sub x} removal, and humidification for precipitator conditioning. IDIP offers the potential for simultaneously achieving 90% SO{sub 2} removal, and 65% NO{sub x} removal from a high sulfur flue gas. The process is well suited for new or retrofit applications since it can be incorporated within existing economizer and downstream ductwork. Subscale tests were performed in order to identify the best calcium and sodium sorbents. These tests involved the injection of calcium hydroxide and sodium sorbents at various points of the flue gas system downstream of a 0.25 MM BTU/hr. coal fired combustor, and the gas residence times, cooling rates and temperatures were comparable to those found for full-scale utility boilers. These tests verified that a high surface area hydrated lime provides maximum sorbent utilization and identified an alcohol-water hydrated lime as yielding the highest surface area and the best SO{sub 2} removal capability. The tests also identified sodium bicarbonate to be somewhat more effective than sodium sesquicarbonate for SO{sub 2} removal. The proof of concept demonstration was conducted on the large combustor at the Riley Stoker Research Facility in Worcester, MA. When economically compared to conventional limestone slurry scrubbing on a 300 MW plant, the dry injection process shows lower capital cost but higher operating cost. Hydrated lime injection can be less costly than limestone scrubbing when two or more of the following conditions exist: plant is small (less than 100MW); yearly operating hours are small (less than 3000); and the remaining plant lifetime is small (less than 10 years).

Helfritch, D.J.; Bortz, S.J. [Research-Cottrell, Inc., Somerville, NJ (United States); Beittel, R. [Riley Stoker Corp., Worcester, MA (United States)

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Modeling, design and thermal performance of a BIPV/T system thermally coupled with a ventilated concrete slab in a low energy solar house: Part 1, BIPV/T system and house energy concept  

SciTech Connect

This paper is the first of two papers that describe the modeling, design, and performance assessment based on monitored data of a building-integrated photovoltaic-thermal (BIPV/T) system thermally coupled with a ventilated concrete slab (VCS) in a prefabricated, two-storey detached, low energy solar house. This house, with a design goal of near net-zero annual energy consumption, was constructed in 2007 in Eastman, Quebec, Canada - a cold climate area. Several novel solar technologies are integrated into the house and with passive solar design to reach this goal. An air-based open-loop BIPV/T system produces electricity and collects heat simultaneously. Building-integrated thermal mass is utilized both in passive and active forms. Distributed thermal mass in the direct gain area and relatively large south facing triple-glazed windows (about 9% of floor area) are employed to collect and store passive solar gains. An active thermal energy storage system (TES) stores part of the collected thermal energy from the BIPV/T system, thus reducing the energy consumption of the house ground source heat pump heating system. This paper focuses on the BIPV/T system and the integrated energy concept of the house. Monitored data indicate that the BIPV/T system has a typical efficiency of about 20% for thermal energy collection, and the annual space heating energy consumption of the house is about 5% of the national average. A thermal model of the BIPV/T system suitable for preliminary design and control of the airflow is developed and verified with monitored data. (author)

Chen, Yuxiang; Athienitis, A.K.; Galal, Khaled [Dept. of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, 1455 De Maisonneuve West, EV6.139, Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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What are the Energy Innovation Hubs? | Department of Energy  

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are the Energy Innovation Hubs? are the Energy Innovation Hubs? What are the Energy Innovation Hubs? August 1, 2010 - 9:07am Addthis What does this project do? Hubs bring together top researchers from academia, industry and the government laboratories spanning multiple scientific and engineering disciplines. This creates an integrated, multidisciplinary systems approach to overcoming critical technological barriers to advances in energy technology. Hubs advance U.S. global leadership in the emerging green economy and are focused in areas that have exceptional potential to reduce our dependence on imported oil and greenhouse gas emissions. Energy Innovation Hubs are major multidisciplinary, multi-investigator, multi-institutional integrated research centers. The Hubs are modeled after the forceful centralized scientific management characteristics of the

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Energy Department Awards More Than $7 Million for Innovative Hydrogen  

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Awards More Than $7 Million for Innovative Awards More Than $7 Million for Innovative Hydrogen Storage Technologies in Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Energy Department Awards More Than $7 Million for Innovative Hydrogen Storage Technologies in Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles December 12, 2011 - 4:25pm Addthis The U.S. Department of Energy today announced more than $7 million to fund four projects in California, Washington, and Oregon to advance hydrogen storage technologies to be used in fuel cell electric vehicles. The 3-year projects will help lower the costs and increase the performance of hydrogen storage systems by developing innovative materials and advanced tanks for efficient and safe transportation. These investments are a part of the Department's commitment to U.S. leadership in advanced fuel cell technology

446

Energy Department Awards More Than $7 Million for Innovative Hydrogen  

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Energy Department Awards More Than $7 Million for Innovative Energy Department Awards More Than $7 Million for Innovative Hydrogen Storage Technologies in Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Energy Department Awards More Than $7 Million for Innovative Hydrogen Storage Technologies in Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles December 12, 2011 - 2:13pm Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy today announced more than $7 million to fund four projects in California, Washington and Oregon to advance hydrogen storage technologies to be used in fuel cell electric vehicles. The 3-year projects will help lower the costs and increase the performance of hydrogen storage systems by developing innovative materials and advanced tanks for efficient and safe transportation. These investments are a part of the Department's commitment to U.S. leadership in advanced

447

Department of Energy Awards $71 Million to Accelerate Innovative Carbon  

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Awards $71 Million to Accelerate Innovative Awards $71 Million to Accelerate Innovative Carbon Capture Project Department of Energy Awards $71 Million to Accelerate Innovative Carbon Capture Project September 15, 2009 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that Arizona Public Service (APS), Phoenix, Ariz., has been awarded $70.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to expand an existing industrial and innovative reuse carbon mitigation project. Arizona Public Service's ongoing algae-based carbon mitigation project, previously selected via competitive solicitation, will be expanded to include testing with a coal-based gasification system. The process aims to minimize production of carbon dioxide when gasifying coal. The host facility for this project is the Cholla Power Plant located in Holbrook,

448

What are the Energy Innovation Hubs? | Department of Energy  

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

What are the Energy Innovation Hubs? What are the Energy Innovation Hubs? What are the Energy Innovation Hubs? August 1, 2010 - 9:07am Addthis What does this project do? Hubs bring together top researchers from academia, industry and the government laboratories spanning multiple scientific and engineering disciplines. This creates an integrated, multidisciplinary systems approach to overcoming critical technological barriers to advances in energy technology. Hubs advance U.S. global leadership in the emerging green economy and are focused in areas that have exceptional potential to reduce our dependence on imported oil and greenhouse gas emissions. Energy Innovation Hubs are major multidisciplinary, multi-investigator, multi-institutional integrated research centers. The Hubs are modeled after

449

Energy Department Awards More Than $7 Million for Innovative Hydrogen  

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

Awards More Than $7 Million for Innovative Awards More Than $7 Million for Innovative Hydrogen Storage Technologies in Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Energy Department Awards More Than $7 Million for Innovative Hydrogen Storage Technologies in Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles December 12, 2011 - 4:25pm Addthis The U.S. Department of Energy today announced more than $7 million to fund four projects in California, Washington, and Oregon to advance hydrogen storage technologies to be used in fuel cell electric vehicles. The 3-year projects will help lower the costs and increase the performance of hydrogen storage systems by developing innovative materials and advanced tanks for efficient and safe transportation. These investments are a part of the Department's commitment to U.S. leadership in advanced fuel cell technology

450

Discovery & Innovation  

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The Office of Science The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, providing more than 40 percent of total funding for this vital area of national importance. It oversees - and is the principal federal funding agency of - the Nation's research programs in high-energy physics, nuclear physics, and fusion energy sciences. en {8C4B6798-0A4D-4B36-AF69-02F3EFA94CD1}http://science.energy.gov/discovery-and-innovation/stories/2013/127045/ Observing the Sparks of Life EFRC researchers isolate a photosynthetic complex - arguably the most important bit of organic chemistry on the planet - in its complete

451

Innovative Separations Technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Reprocessing used nuclear fuel (UNF) is a multi-faceted problem involving chemistry, material properties, and engineering. Technology options are available to meet a variety of processing goals. A decision about which reprocessing method is best depends significantly on the process attributes considered to be a priority. New methods of reprocessing that could provide advantages over the aqueous Plutonium Uranium Reduction Extraction (PUREX) and Uranium Extraction + (UREX+) processes, electrochemical, and other approaches are under investigation in the Fuel Cycle Research and Development (FCR&D) Separations Campaign. In an attempt to develop a revolutionary approach to UNF recycle that may have more favorable characteristics than existing technologies, five innovative separations projects have been initiated. These include: (1) Nitrogen Trifluoride for UNF Processing; (2) Reactive Fluoride Gas (SF6) for UNF Processing; (3) Dry Head-end Nitration Processing; (4) Chlorination Processing of UNF; and (5) Enhanced Oxidation/Chlorination Processing of UNF. This report provides a description of the proposed processes, explores how they fit into the Modified Open Cycle (MOC) and Full Recycle (FR) fuel cycles, and identifies performance differences when compared to 'reference' advanced aqueous and fluoride volatility separations cases. To be able to highlight the key changes to the reference case, general background on advanced aqueous solvent extraction, advanced oxidative processes (e.g., volumetric oxidation, or 'voloxidation,' which is high temperature reaction of oxide UNF with oxygen, or modified using other oxidizing and reducing gases), and fluorination and chlorination processes is provided.

J. Tripp; N. Soelberg; R. Wigeland

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

The European Passive House Concept  

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The European Passive House Concept The European Passive House Concept Speaker(s): Nabih Tahan Date: January 13, 2009 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Nabih will describe the European Passive House concept and modern, home manufacturing methods in Austria. The Passive House is a European standard for a specific way to build a house that consumes very little energy, is comfortable and has a high indoor air quality. It is a cost effective method of building, where conventional heating systems are eliminated, and their cost is reinvested in super insulation, super air-tightness and heat recovery. Free heat generated from electrical and gas appliances and lighting is recycled through the heat recovery ventilator. This results in buildings that consume 80% to 90% less heating energy while constantly

453

Innovations in Travel Modeling  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

design and operation of future transportation systems and onalternative designs for future transportation services and

Koppelman, Frank S.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Energy Innovations | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy Innovations Energy Innovations Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Energy Innovations Name Energy Innovations Address 130 W. Union St Place Pasadena, California Zip 91103 Sector Solar Product Small-scale concentrated PV Year founded 2000 Number of employees 11-50 Website http://www.energyinnovations.c Coordinates 34.146436°, -118.153136° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":34.146436,"lon":-118.153136,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

455

Social welfare for automatic innovation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Individuals inside a society can make organizational changes by modifying their behavior. These changes can be guided by the outcome of the actions of every individual in the society. Should the outcome be worse than expected, they would innovate to ...

Juan A. Garc-Pardo; C. Carrascosa

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)  

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

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) are U.S. Government programs in which federal agencies with large research and development budgets set aside...

457

Energy Security, Innovation & Sustainability Initiative  

SciTech Connect

More than a dozen energy experts convened in Houston, Texas, on February 13, 2009, for the first in a series of four regionally-based energy summits being held by the Council on Competitiveness. The Southern Energy Summit was hosted by Marathon Oil Corporation, and participants explored the public policy, business and technological challenges to increasing the diversity and sustainability of U.S. energy supplies. There was strong consensus that no single form of energy can satisfy the projected doubling, if not tripling, of demand by the year 2050 while also meeting pressing environmental challenges, including climate change. Innovative technology such as carbon capture and storage, new mitigation techniques and alternative forms of energy must all be brought to bear. However, unlike breakthroughs in information technology, advancing broad-based energy innovation requires an enormous scale that must be factored into any equation that represents an energy solution. Further, the time frame for developing alternative forms of energy is much longer than many believe and is not understood by the general public, whose support for sustainability is critical. Some panelists estimated that it will take more than 50 years to achieve the vision of an energy system that is locally tailored and has tremendous diversity in generation. A long-term commitment to energy sustainability may also require some game-changing strategies that calm volatile energy markets and avoid political cycles. Taking a page from U.S. economic history, one panelist suggested the creation of an independent Federal Energy Reserve Board not unlike the Federal Reserve. The board would be independent and influence national decisions on energy supply, technology, infrastructure and the nation's carbon footprint to better calm the volatile energy market. Public-private efforts are critical. Energy sustainability will require partnerships with the federal government, such as the U.S. Department of Energy's National Laboratories, that can provide real-world improvements in both the short- and long-term. Indeed, the roles of government and the private sector in energy sustainability were brought into sharper focus by the pending American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the economic stimulus bill. There was cautious optimism that the bill was moving the nation in the right direction by way of focusing on greater energy efficiency, alternative forms of energy and improved infrastructure. Nevertheless, there was concern over Congress picking energy winners and losers. Instead, Congress should challenge industry to produce solutions that will create a clear path forward to energy sustainability that the American people can support.

2010-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

458

University Teams Lead Innovative Solar Research Projects | Department of  

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

University Teams Lead Innovative Solar Research Projects University Teams Lead Innovative Solar Research Projects University Teams Lead Innovative Solar Research Projects August 28, 2012 - 2:55pm Addthis A concentrating solar power system in Albuquerque, New Mexico. | Photo by Randy Montoya/Sandia National Laboratory. A concentrating solar power system in Albuquerque, New Mexico. | Photo by Randy Montoya/Sandia National Laboratory. Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? The Energy Department is investing in two university-led projects to improve the performance of concentrated solar power systems. Research teams at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Arizona are launching projects aimed at improving the performance and lowering costs of solar energy systems.

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University Teams Lead Innovative Solar Research Projects | Department of  

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

Lead Innovative Solar Research Projects Lead Innovative Solar Research Projects University Teams Lead Innovative Solar Research Projects August 28, 2012 - 2:55pm Addthis A concentrating solar power system in Albuquerque, New Mexico. | Photo by Randy Montoya/Sandia National Laboratory. A concentrating solar power system in Albuquerque, New Mexico. | Photo by Randy Montoya/Sandia National Laboratory. Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? The Energy Department is investing in two university-led projects to improve the performance of concentrated solar power systems. Research teams at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Arizona are launching projects aimed at improving the performance and lowering costs of solar energy systems.

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FREE "Business Translation" Workshop Training from a Eureka! Winning Ways Certified Growth Coach for submitting concepts and information for  

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Brought to you by: FREE "Business Translation" Workshop Training from a Eureka! Winning Building, Room 157A How can this help me? · Free help, free training, free concept simulation report, and free public listing on National Innovation Marketplace. · Development of well written innovations

Gilchrist, James F.

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461

A Framework for Bioelectronics: Discovery and Innovation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Framework for Bioelectronics: Discovery and Innovation. There is an opportunity for dramatically increased synergy between ...

2013-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

462

SRNL Success Stories - Energy Innovation Portal  

Home SRNL Success Stories. ... Innovative Microwave Technology. ... the Department of Energy's applied science laboratory, ...

463

Industrial Technologies Success Stories - Energy Innovation Portal  

Bookmark Industrial Technologies Success Stories - Energy Innovation Portal on Google; Bookmark Industrial Technologies Success Stories ...

464

The Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Application Guide & Document Checklist 1 of 4 ...

2012-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

465

The Role of ICME in the Airframe Digital Twin Concept  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, Reducing maintenance costs while ensuring the continued ... Application of ICME to Weld Process Innovations and Residual Stress Management ... Development of a System for Controlled Cooling of Hot-Forged Crankshafts.

466

Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering Spring 2013 Solar Innovations -HVAC and Waste Stream Analysis  

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PENNSTATE Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering Spring 2013 Solar Innovations - HVAC and Waste Stream Analysis Overview There are two problems that were voiced by Solar Innovations, HVAC system design and recycling stream improvement. The HVAC system was not providing even conditioning of office

Demirel, Melik C.

467

SunShot Initiative: Solar Innovation Timeline  

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Information Resources Information Resources Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to SunShot Initiative: Solar Innovation Timeline to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Solar Innovation Timeline on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Solar Innovation Timeline on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Solar Innovation Timeline on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Solar Innovation Timeline on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Solar Innovation Timeline on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Solar Innovation Timeline on AddThis.com... Publications Newsletter Resource Center Multimedia Meetings & Workshops Solar Innovation Timeline Solar Career Map Glossary Solar Innovation Timeline This timeline features the key innovations that have advanced the solar

468

Housing Innovation Awards at the Solar Decathlon  

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

Housing Innovation Awards at the Solar Decathlon Housing Innovation Awards at the Solar Decathlon Breakfast Presented by BASF Friday, October 4, 2013 8:30-10:30 a.m. Historic Hanger 244 Orange County Great Park in Irvine, CA Friday, October 4, 2013 8:30 AM-10:30 PM 2 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION: Transforming the Energy Efficiency Market Buildings.Energy.gov Housing Innovation Awards Christine Barbour Master of Ceremonies 3 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION: Transforming the Energy Efficiency Market Buildings.Energy.gov Housing Innovation Awards 4 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION: Transforming the Energy Efficiency Market Buildings.Energy.gov Thank you for making the Housing Innovation Awards breakfast possible! Housing Innovation Awards 5 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION: Transforming the Energy Efficiency Market Buildings.Energy.gov

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Program on Technology Innovation: Guidance for Selecting, Designing, and Implementing 2.5-D and 3-D Visualization Systems that Benefit Utility Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 2003, the EPRI nuclear sector recognized that information presentation was becoming more of a challenge. Technological advances were making available vast amounts of information with the potential to overwhelm traditional display system users. As a result, EPRI initiated a project to identify technology that might improve information presentation and understanding. This report presents both a process and guidance for selection, design, and implementation of virtual environment systems to support task ...

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

470

News - Energy Innovation Portal  

News. June 14, 2013 SiNode Systems Wins the Second Annual DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. The DOE is proud to announce that SiNode Systems from ...

471

Technology Innovation Program, Home  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Commerce ... more. 2008 TIP project on "Cyber-Enabled Wireless Monitoring Systems" has been cited in the Economist. ...

2012-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

472

Difficult Concepts in Systems Biology II: Levels and Reductions Motivation. System Biology is very much in the vogue. This is partly because full modelling of biological systems is now a  

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a series of objects (for instance atoms or molecules that can be view as a unit with properties that can", "Level", "Analyzability", "Explanation", "Understanding", "Cause" and "Disease or irreducibility. We will define a series of projects with the primary aim of clarifying these concepts

Goldschmidt, Christina

473

Novel concepts for the utilization of fossil resources  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Current petroleum prices are bringing about increased US dependence of foreign oil. New approaches for increasing fossil resource utilization are needed in this century to insulate the United States from potential economic shocks resulting from increased prices or reduced foreign oil production. The objective of this project was to search for innovations that could provide improvements perceived to be better than the evolutionary improvements resulting from current technology research. The search was for radically different (revolutionary) ideas rather than evolutionary ideas. Innovative ideas were generated in the following areas: direct and indirect liquefaction; oil shale; underground coal gasification; enhanced oil, heavy-oil, and tar-sand-bitumen recovery; Alaskan resources; and end-use concepts. Novel concepts were pursued by reconsidering oil ideas as well as by original thinking. Six steps were used to develop these novel concepts (problem characterization, idea generation, idea screening, concept development, concept evaluation, and research and development recommendation). Of the more than 200 ideas initially suggested, 144 are described in this report. Thirteen of these ideas were developed further. The ''biocatalytic depolymerization'' concept was considered to be the idea that most closely achieved the objectives of the project. 56 refs., 12 figs., 15 tabs.

Wolsko, T.D.; Gillette, J.L.; Hub, K.A.; Kumar, R.; Lyczkowski, R.W.; Maroni, V.A.; McIntosh, M.J.; Mego, W.A.; Rajan, J.B.; Vissers, D.R.

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Innovative coal-fueled diesel engine injector  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purpose of this research investigation was to develop an electronic coal water slurry injection system in conjunction with the Thermal Ignition Combustion System (TICS) concept to achieve autoignition of CWS at various engine load and speed conditions without external ignition sources. The combination of the new injection system and the TICS is designed to reduce injector nozzle spray orifice wear by lowering the peak injection pressure requirements. (VC)

Badgley, P.; Doup, D.

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: Water-Energy Interface - A Novel Concept for Reducing Water...  

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Management An Innovative System for Treatment of Non-Traditional Waters for Reuse in Power Generation - Clemson University Clemson University is evaluating pilot-scale...

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NETL: Water-Energy Interface - A Novel Concept for Reducing Water...  

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Technology Enhanced Oil Recovery Gas Hydrates Natural Gas Resources Contacts Coal & Power Systems Major Demonstrations Innovations for Existing Plants Gasification Turbines...

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Concept search in Urdu  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a thesis proposal to do concept search in non English and non European languages. Urdu is chosen as an example language because of its unique nature, morphology and a large number of speakers. Besides its importance, Urdu does not ... Keywords: concept search, evaluation, stemming, urdu

Kashif Riaz

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Analysis of advanced compressed air energy storage concepts. [Adiabatic concept  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An analysis is presented of a class of Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) concepts, which are designed to minimize or eliminate the dependence on oil for firing the turbines. The analysis is based on a ''Hybrid'' CAES system that incorporates thermal storage and varying turbine inlet conditions. The extreme case of the hybrid is the adiabatic CAES concept where the sole source of energy to the cycle is the electrical power input to the compressors. The thermodynamic characteristics of these cycles are studied parametrically. In addition, the economics of the hybrid cycle, including the adiabatic cycle, are studied parametrically for the case where thermal storage in an aquifer is used. The results of the analysis conclude that the adiabatic CAES concept is technically feasible and that the storage efficiency would be comparable to or better than pumped hydro. However, the economic analysis concludes that heat storage in an aquifer is of questionable economic value since a recuperator can accomplish much the same effects at lower cost. The adiabatic concept using heat storage in an aquifer does not appear economic for foreseeable conditions.

Kreid, D.

1977-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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News - Energy Innovation Portal  

News. June 14, 2013 SiNode Systems Wins the Second Annual DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. The DOE is proud to announce that ...

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News - Energy Innovation Portal  

Visual Patent Search; Success Stories; News; Events; News. June 14, 2013 SiNode Systems Wins the Second Annual DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan ...

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Modeling a Paradigm Shift: From Producer Innovation to User and Open Collaborative Innovation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, we assess the economic viability of innovation by producers relative to tw