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  1. Polk County Rural Pub Pwr Dist | Open Energy Information

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  4. PWR AXIAL BURNUP PROFILE ANALYSIS

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    J.M. Acaglione

    2003-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this activity is to develop a representative ''limiting'' axial burnup profile for pressurized water reactors (PWRs), which would encompass the isotopic axial variations caused by different assembly irradiation histories, and produce conservative isotopics with respect to criticality. The effect that the low burnup regions near the ends of spent fuel have on system reactivity is termed the ''end-effect''. This calculation will quantify the end-effects associated with Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) fuel assemblies emplaced in a hypothetical 21 PWR waste package. The scope of this calculation covers an initial enrichment range of 3.0 through 5.0 wt% U-235 and a burnup range of 10 through 50 GWd/MTU. This activity supports the validation of the process for ensuring conservative generation of spent fuel isotopics with respect to criticality safety applications, and the use of burnup credit for commercial spent nuclear fuel. The intended use of these results will be in the development of PWR waste package loading curves, and applications involving burnup credit. Limitations of this evaluation are that the limiting profiles are only confirmed for use with the B&W 15 x 15 fuel assembly design. However, this assembly design is considered bounding of all other typical commercial PWR fuel assembly designs. This calculation is subject to the Quality Assurance Requirements and Description (QARD) because this activity supports investigations of items or barriers on the Q-list (YMP 2001).

  5. BWR Fuel Assembly BWR Fuel Assembly PWR Fuel Assembly

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    BWR Fuel Assembly BWR Fuel Assembly PWR Fuel Assembly PWR Fuel Assembly The PWR 17x17 assembly is approximately 160 inches long (13.3 feet), 8 inches across, and weighs 1,500 lbs....

  6. Preliminary study on direct recycling of spent PWR fuel in PWR system

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    Waris, Abdul; Nuha; Novitriana; Kurniadi, Rizal; Su'ud, Zaki [Nuclear Physics and Biophysics Research Division, Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jalan Ganesa 10 Bandung 40132 (Indonesia)

    2012-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Preliminary study on direct recycling of PWR spent fuel to support SUPEL (Straight Utilization of sPEnt LWR fuel in LWR system) scenario has been conducted. Several spent PWR fuel compositions in loaded PWR fuel has been evaluated to obtain the criticality of reactor. The reactor can achieve it criticality for U-235 enrichment in the loaded fresh fuel is at least 4.0 a% with the minimum fraction of the spent fuel in the core is 15.0 %. The neutron spectra become harder with the escalating of U-235 enrichment in the loaded fresh fuel as well as the amount of the spent fuel in the core.

  7. Improving the economics of PWR cores

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    Ober, T.G. [Entergy Operations, Jackson, MS (United States)

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Economic fuel cycles have become of paramount importance to the nuclear power industry due to the increasing impact of deregulation and competition. This paper describes the PWR core design techniques being employed at Entergy in the quest to meet the ever-decreasing fuel cost targets for these units.

  8. applications pwr bwr: Topics by E-print Network

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    reactivity and power distributions ... Inoue, Yuichiro, 1969- 2004-01-01 5 Ris9-R-609(EN) Simulation ofa PWR Power Plant Multidisciplinary Databases and Resources Websites Summary:...

  9. Ris9-R-609(EN) Simulation ofa PWR Power Plant

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    Ris9-R-609(EN) Simulation ofa PWR Power Plant for Process Control and Diagnosis Finn Ravnsbjerg Nielsen Risø National Laboratory, Roskilde, Denmark December 1991 #12;Simulation of a PWR Power Plant *^R a compute simulation of a simplified pressurized nuclear power plant model directed towards process control

  10. LBNL/PUB-5515 Ernest Orlando Lawrence

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    LBNL/PUB-5515 Report on Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Laboratory Directed ............................................2 Grant Logan Jonathan Wurtele Wim Leemans Enabling High Energy Density Physics at LBNL

  11. Zebra: An advanced PWR lattice code

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    Cao, L.; Wu, H.; Zheng, Y. [School of Nuclear Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ., No. 28, Xianning West Road, Xi'an, ShannXi, 710049 (China)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents an overview of an advanced PWR lattice code ZEBRA developed at NECP laboratory in Xi'an Jiaotong Univ.. The multi-group cross-section library is generated from the ENDF/B-VII library by NJOY and the 361-group SHEM structure is employed. The resonance calculation module is developed based on sub-group method. The transport solver is Auto-MOC code, which is a self-developed code based on the Method of Characteristic and the customization of AutoCAD software. The whole code is well organized in a modular software structure. Some numerical results during the validation of the code demonstrate that this code has a good precision and a high efficiency. (authors)

  12. Radiation embrittlement of PWR vessel supports

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    Cheverton, R.D.; Robinson, G.C.; Pennell, W.E.; Nanstad, R.K.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Several studies pertaining to radiation damage of PWR vessel supports were conducted between 1978 and 1987. During this period, apparently there was no reason to believe that low-temperature (<100/degree/C) MTR embrittlement data were not appropriate for evaluating embrittlement of PWR vessel supports. However, late in 1986, data from the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) vessel surveillance program indicated that the embrittlement rates of the several HFIR vessel materials (A212-B, A350-LF3, A105-II) were substantially greater than anticipated on the basis of MTR data. Further evaluation of the HFIR data suggested that a fluence-rate effect was responsible for the apparent discrepancy, and shortly thereafter it became apparent that this rate effect was applicable to the evaluation of LWR vessel supports. As a result, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requested that the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) evaluate the impact of the apparent embrittlement rate effect on the integrity of light-water-reactor (LWR) vessel supports. The purpose of the study was to provide an indication of whether the integrity of reactor vessel supports is likely to be challenged by radiation-induced embrittlement. The scope of the evaluation included correlation of the HFIR data for application to the evaluation of LWR vessel supports; a survey and cursory evaluation of all US LWR vessel support designs, selection of two plants for specific-plant evaluation, and a specific-plant evaluation of both plants to determine critical flaw sizes for their vessel supports. 19 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

  13. Fuel cycle optimization of thorium and uranium fueled PWR systems

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    Garel, Keith Courtnay

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The burnup neutronics of uniform PWR lattices are examined with respect to reduction of uranium ore requirements with an emphasis on variation of the fuel-to-moderator ratio

  14. PWR fuel performance and future trend in Japan

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    Kondo, Y.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the first PWR power plant Mihama Unit 1 initiated its commercial operation in 1970, Japanese utilities and manufacturers have expended much of their resources and efforts to improve PWR technology. The results are already seen in significantly improved performance of 16 PWR plants now in operation. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) has been supplying them with nuclear fuel assemblies, which are over 5700. As the reliability of the current design fuel has been achieved, the direction of RandD on nuclear fuel has changed to make nuclear power more competitive to the other power generation methods. The most important RandD targets are the burnup extension, Gd contained fuel, utilization and the load follow capability.

  15. Timing analysis of PWR fuel pin failures

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    Jones, K.R.; Wade, N.L.; Katsma, K.R.; Siefken, L.J. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)); Straka, M. (Halliburton NUS, Idaho Falls, ID (United States))

    1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report discusses research conducted to develop and demonstrate a methodology for calculation of the time interval between receipt of the containment isolation signals and the first fuel pin failure for loss-of-coolant accidents (LOCAs). Demonstration calculations were performed for a Babcock and Wilcox (B W) design (Oconee) and a Westinghouse (W) four-loop design (Seabrook). Sensitivity studies were performed to assess the impacts of fuel pin burnup, axial peaking factor, break size, emergency core cooling system availability, and main coolant pump trip on these times. The analysis was performed using the following codes: FRAPCON-2, for the calculation of steady-state fuel behavior; SCDAP/RELAP5/MOD3 and TRACPF1/MOD1, for the calculation of the transient thermal-hydraulic conditions in the reactor system; and FRAP-T6, for the calculation of transient fuel behavior. In addition to the calculation of fuel pin failure timing, this analysis provides a comparison of the predicted results of SCDAP/RELAP5/MOD3 and TRAC-PF1/MOD1 for large-break LOCA analysis. Using SCDAP/RELAP5/MOD3 thermal-hydraulic data, the shortest time intervals calculated between initiation of containment isolation and fuel pin failure are 10.4 seconds and 19.1 seconds for the B W and W plants, respectively. Using data generated by TRAC-PF1/MOD1, the shortest intervals are 10.3 seconds and 29.1 seconds for the B W and W plants, respectively. These intervals are for a double-ended, offset-shear, cold leg break, using the technical specification maximum peaking factor and applied to fuel with maximum design burnup. Using peaking factors commensurate with actual burnups would result in longer intervals for both reactor designs. This document provides appendices K and L of this report which provide plots for the timing analysis of PWR fuel pin failures for Oconee and Seabrook respectively.

  16. Examination of dissimilar metal welds in BWR and PWR piping

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    MacDonald, D.E. [Electric Power Research Inst., Charlotte, NC (United States). NDE Center

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper addresses dissimilar metal weld examinations at PWRS. Surveys were conducted to document the dissimilar metal weld configurations at PWR plants and to update the information known about dissimilar metal weld configurations at BWR plants. The experiences which BWR utilities have had with dissimilar metal weld examinations are documented and include: correct identification of IGSCC, indications thought to be IGSCC but were actually fabrication flaws, and difficulties encountered with the examination of dissimilar metal welds after stress improvement. An experimental program was conducted which verified that the longitudinal wave procedures developed for BWRs are also applicable to PWR designs.

  17. Leak before break application in French PWR plants under operation

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    Faidy, C. [EDF SEPTEN, Villeurbanne (France)

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Practical applications of the leak-before break concept are presently limited in French Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR) compared to Fast Breeder Reactors. Neithertheless, different fracture mechanic demonstrations have been done on different primary, auxiliary and secondary PWR piping systems based on similar requirements that the American NUREG 1061 specifications. The consequences of the success in different demonstrations are still in discussion to be included in the global safety assessment of the plants, such as the consequences on in-service inspections, leak detection systems, support optimization,.... A large research and development program, realized in different co-operative agreements, completes the general approach.

  18. Rural Health Option The Rural Health Option requires

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    Veiga, Pedro Manuel Barbosa

    Rural Health Option The Rural Health Option requires: Membership in StORM Club, the Students include up to 3 sites/3physician-mentors Enrollment into BOTH rural health electives for a total of 2.sumner@okstate.edu) o Spring: Perspectives in Rural Health for OMSI or OMSII (or OMSIII with special permission) CLME

  19. Rural Innovation Fund (Kentucky)

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    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.

  20. Alaska Rural Energy Conference

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    Organized and sponsored by the Alaska Energy Authority and the Alaska Center for Energy and Power, the Alaska Rural Energy Conference is a three-day event featuring a wide array of technical...

  1. Alaska Rural Energy Conference

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    The Alaska Rural Energy Conference is a three-day event offering a large variety of technical sessions covering new and ongoing energy projects in Alaska, as well as new technologies and needs for...

  2. Grand Valley Rrl Pwr Line, Inc | Open Energy Information

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  4. Design study of long-life PWR using thorium cycle

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    Subkhi, Moh. Nurul; Su'ud, Zaki; Waris, Abdul [Physics.Dept., Bandung Institute of Technology.Ganesha 10, Bandung (Indonesia)

    2012-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Design study of long-life Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) using thorium cycle has been performed. Thorium cycle in general has higher conversion ratio in the thermal spectrum domain than uranium cycle. Cell calculation, Burn-up and multigroup diffusion calculation was performed by PIJ-CITATION-SRAC code using libraries based on JENDL 3.2. The neutronic analysis result of infinite cell calculation shows that {sup 231}Pa better than {sup 237}Np as burnable poisons in thorium fuel system. Thorium oxide system with 8%{sup 233}U enrichment and 7.6{approx} 8%{sup 231}Pa is the most suitable fuel for small-long life PWR core because it gives reactivity swing less than 1%{Delta}k/k and longer burn up period (more than 20 year). By using this result, small long-life PWR core can be designed for long time operation with reduced excess reactivity as low as 0.53%{Delta}k/k and reduced power peaking during its operation.

  5. Rural Knowledge Clusters: Innovation and Vitality in America's Rural Communities

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    Levinson, David M.

    Summary 1 I. Context: The Challenge of Rural Community Vitality in a Knowledge-Based Global Economy 5 II challenges to prosperity and vitality in a knowledge-based global economy. Traditional sources of rural Minnesota 65 Appendix C: About the Project, "Globalization and Knowledge Clusters for Rural America" 73

  6. Rural Intelligent Transportation Systems

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    Minnesota, University of

    Rural Intelligent Transportation Systems In a technical session at the 2011 NACE conference, Dennis Foderberg of SEH Inc. discussed intelligent transportation systems (ITS) developed by SEH in collaboration with Network Transportation Technologies, Inc. These systems address the problem of crashes on low-volume roads

  7. 21-PWR WASTE PACKAGE WITH ABSORBER PLATES LOADING CURVE EVALUATION

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    J.M. Scaglione

    2004-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this calculation is to evaluate the required minimum burnup as a function of initial pressurized water reactor (PWR) assembly enrichment that would permit loading of spent nuclear fuel into the 21 PWR waste package with absorber plates design as provided in Attachment IV. This calculation is an example of the application of the methodology presented in the ''Disposal Criticality Analysis Methodology Topical Report'' (YMP 2003). The scope of this calculation covers a range of enrichments from 0 through 5.0 weight percent U-235, and a burnup range of 0 through 45 GWd/MTU. Higher burnups were not necessary because 45 GWd/MTU was high enough for the loading curve determination. This activity supports the validation of the use of burnup credit for commercial spent nuclear fuel applications. The intended use of these results will be in establishing PWR waste package configuration loading specifications. Limitations of this evaluation are as follows: (1) The results are based on burnup credit for actinides and selected fission products as proposed in YMP (2003, Table 3-1) and referred to as the ''Principal Isotopes''. Any change to the isotope listing will have a direct impact on the results of this report. (2) The results are based on 1.5 wt% Gd in the Ni-Gd Alloy material and having no tuff inside the waste package. If the Gd loading is reduced or a process to introduce tuff inside the waste package is defined, then this report would need to be reevaluated based on the alternative materials. This calculation is subject to the ''Quality Assurance Requirements and Description'' (QARD) (DOE 2004) because it concerns engineered barriers that are included in the ''Q-List'' (BSC 2004k, Appendix A) as items important to safety and waste isolation.

  8. Pearl River Valley El Pwr Assn | Open Energy Information

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  10. Northeast Missouri El Pwr Coop | Open Energy Information

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  11. Stanton County Public Pwr Dist | Open Energy Information

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  12. Virgin Islands Wtr&Pwr Auth | Open Energy Information

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  13. Central Electric Pwr Coop, Inc | Open Energy Information

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  14. Gamma and Neutron Radiolysis in the 21-PWR Waste Package

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    J.S. Tang

    2001-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this calculation is to compute gamma and neutron dose rates in order to determine the maximum radiolytic production of nitric acid and other chemical species inside the 21-PWR (pressurized-water reactor) waste package (WP). The scope of this calculation is limited to the time period between 5,000 and 100,000 years after emplacement. The information provided by the sketches attached to this calculation is that of the potential design for the type of WP considered in this calculation. The results of this calculation will be used to evaluate nitric acid corrosion of fuel cladding from radiolysis in the 21-PWR WP. This calculation was performed in accordance with the Technical Work Plan for: Waste Package Design Description for LA (Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System (CRWMS) Management and Operating Contractor (M&O) 2000a). AP-3.124, Calculations, is used to perform the calculation and develop the document. This calculation is associated with the total system performance assessment (TSPA) of which the spent fuel cladding integrity is to be evaluated.

  15. Rural Knowledge Clusters: The Challenge of Rural Economic

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    Levinson, David M.

    Rural Knowledge Clusters: The Challenge of Rural Economic Prosperity Lee W. Munnich, Jr. Greg Schrock Karen Cook University of Minnesota 2002 Reviews of Economic Development Literature and Practice: No. 12 U.S. Economic Development Administration #12;Reviews of Economic Development Literature

  16. Alaska Village Initiatives Rural Small Business Conference

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    The Alaska Village Initiatives 23rd Annual Rural Small Business Conference will bring together rural businesses and leaders and provide them with networking opportunities, training, and technical...

  17. Rural Business Energy Efficiency Improvement Loan Program

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    The Maryland Agricultural and Resource Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO) offers low interest loans for energy efficiency improvements to farms and rural businesses through the Rural...

  18. Rural Development Energy Audit & Renewable Energy Development...

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    Rural Development Energy Audit & Renewable Energy Development Assistance Webinar Rural Development Energy Audit & Renewable Energy Development Assistance Webinar January 21, 2015...

  19. SENSITIVITY STUDIES FOR THE PWR ROD EJECTION ACCIDENT

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    DIAMOND,D.J.; YANG,C.Y.; ARONSON,A.L.

    1999-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this study was to understand the uncertainty in fuel enthalpy calculated for the rod ejection accident (REA) in a pressurized water reactor (PWR). This is to help the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission in making judgments about acceptance criteria for the REA when high burnup fuel is used and for assessing the validity of licensee methods for calculating the REA. The approach is twofold. Sensitivity studies were first done to determine the effect on calculated fuel enthalpy of uncertainties in the important parameters which determine the outcome of the REA. The second step, which will be carried out at a later date, is to use the sensitivity to estimate the random error in the fuel enthalpy due to random errors in these key parameters once the variance of these parameters is determined.

  20. Solving chemical and mechanical problems of PWR steam generators

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    Green, S.J.

    1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Steam generators in power plants, based on pressurized water reactors (PWRs), transfer heat from a primary coolant system (pressurized water) to a secondary coolant system. Primary coolant water is heated in the core and passes through the steam generator that transfers heat to the secondary coolant water to make steam. The steam then drives a turbine that turns an electric generator. Steam is condensed and returned to the steam generator as feedwater. Two types of PWR steam generators are in use: recirculating steam generators (RSGs) and once-through steam generators (OTSGs). Since most of the units are vertical, only vertical units are discussed in this article. Some vertical units have operated with a minimum of problems, while others have experienced a variety of corrosion and mechanically-induced problems that have caused unscheduled outages and expensive repairs.

  1. Fracture mechanics evaluation for at typical PWR primary coolant pipe

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    Tanaka, T. [Kansai Electric Power Company, Osaka (Japan); Shimizu, S.; Ogata, Y. [Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kobe (Japan)

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For the primary coolant piping of PWRs in Japan, cast duplex stainless steel which is excellent in terms of strength, corrosion resistance, and weldability has conventionally been used. The cast duplex stainless steel contains the ferrite phase in the austenite matrix and thermal aging after long term service is known to change its material characteristics. It is considered appropriate to apply the methodology of elastic plastic fracture mechanics for an evaluation of the integrity of the primary coolant piping after thermal aging. Therefore we evaluated the integrity of the primary coolant piping for an initial PWR plant in Japan by means of elastic plastic fracture mechanics. The evaluation results show that the crack will not grow into an unstable fracture and the integrity of the piping will be secured, even when such through wall crack length is assumed to equal the fatigue crack growth length for a service period of up to 60 years.

  2. A comparison of fuzzy logic-PID control strategies for PWR pressurizer control

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    Kavaklioglu, K.; Ikonomopoulos, A. (Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville (United States))

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the results obtained from a comparison performed between classical proportional-integral-derivative (PID) and fuzzy logic (FL) controlling the pressure in a pressurized water reactor (PWR). The two methodologies have been tested under various transient scenarios, and their performances are evaluated with respect to robustness and on-time response to external stimuli. One of the main concerns in the safe operation of PWR is the pressure control in the primary side of the system. In order to maintain the pressure in a PWR at the desired level, the pressurizer component equipped with sprayers, heaters, and safety relief valves is used. The control strategy in a Westinghouse PWR is implemented with a PID controller that initiates either the electric heaters or the sprayers, depending on the direction of the coolant pressure deviation from the setpoint.

  3. USDA Rural Community Development Initiative

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    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service is seeking applications for Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) grants that will be awarded to organizations to provide criticial financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop and strengthen their capacity to carry out housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects.

  4. WINDExchange: Rural Communities

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia:FAQ < RAPID Jump to:SeadovCooperative JumpWilliamsonWoodsonCounty iscomfortNews This page lists all ofRural

  5. Bias identification in PWR pressurizer instrumentation using the generalized liklihood-ratio technique

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    Tylee, J.L.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for detecting and identifying biases in the pressure and level sensors of a pressurized water reactor (PWR) pressurizer is described. The generalized likelihood ratio (GLR) technique performs statistical tests on the innovations sequence of a Kalman filter state estimator and is capable of determining when a bias appears, in what sensor the bias exists, and estimating the bias magnitude. Simulation results using a second-order linear, discrete PWR pressurizer model demonstrate the capabilities of the GLR method.

  6. USDA FY14 Rural Development Loan Grants

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    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is accepting applications for multiple grants.

  7. Energy and Environmental Impacts of Rural Vehicles in China

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    Sperling, Dan; Lin, Zhenhong

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF CHINESE RURAL VEHICLESEnergy and Environmental Impacts of Chinese Rural Vehicles 1ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF CHINESE RURAL VEHICLES

  8. Quertle: The Conceptual Relationships Alternative Search Engine for PubMed

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    Coppernoll-Blach, Penny

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ships Alternative Search Engine for PubMed. Quertle, 2505with PubMed. This search engine describes itself as a researchers who wanted a search engine that would be able to

  9. Rural Development Advantage Program (Nebraska)

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    The Rural Development Advantage Program provides qualified businesses with refundable tax incentives for projects that create two new jobs and invest $125,000 in counties with less than 15,000...

  10. Automatic load follow control system for PWR plants

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    Nakakura, H.; Ishiguro, A.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In Japan, load follow operation (daily load follow, automatic frequency control (AFC) operation, and governor free (GF) operation) of nuclear plants will be required in the near future to control grid frequency, as the ratio of nuclear plant electrical production to total grid production will increase. The AFC operation regulated power by demand from the central load dispatcher to control mainly the fringe component of the grid frequency fluctuation, and GF operation regulates power by turbine revolution or grid frequency to control mainly the cyclic component of grid frequency fluctuation. This paper deals with the automatic power distribution control system, which is important to load follow operation and possibly will be applied to pressurized water reactor (PWR) nuclear plants. The reactor control systems noted below are conventional design with some improvements for AFC/GF operation, so that the reactor operates the turbine as before: (1) rod control system (reactor power control); (2) pressurizer pressure control system; (3) pressurizer level control system; and (4) steam generator level control system.

  11. LBNL/PUB-5519 (2), Rev. 3 Page 2 of 40 Causal Analysis Program Manual

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    #12;LBNL/PUB-5519 (2), Rev. 3 Page 2 of 40 Causal Analysis Program Manual Effective: March 1, 2012, revised RCA report template and guidelines for developing corrective actions. #12;LBNL/PUB-5519 (2), Rev ........................................................................ 40 #12;LBNL/PUB-5519 (2), Rev. 3 Page 4 of 40 Causal Analysis Program Manual Effective: March 1, 2012

  12. CAUSAL ANALYSIS PROGRAM MANUAL LBNL/PUB-5519 (2), Rev. 2

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    CAUSAL ANALYSIS PROGRAM MANUAL LBNL/PUB-5519 (2), Rev. 2 Effective Date: _May 1, 2010 Approved by: Howard Hatayama Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory #12;LBNL/PUB-5519 (2), Rev. 2 Page 2 methodologies. #12;LBNL/PUB-5519 (2), Rev. 2 Page 3 of 23 Causal Analysis Program Manual TABLE OF CONTENTS 1

  13. LBNL/PUB-5519 (1), Rev. 4 Issues Management Program Manual

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    LBNL/PUB-5519 (1), Rev. 4 Issues Management Program Manual ISSUES MANAGEMENT PROGRAM MANUAL LBNL Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory #12;LBNL/PUB-5519 (1), Rev. 4 Page 2 of 37 Issues Management Program;LBNL/PUB-5519 (1), Rev. 4 Page 3 of 37 Issues Management Program Manual TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 Program

  14. Assessment of PWR Steam Generator modelling in RELAP5/MOD2. International Agreement Report

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    Putney, J.M.; Preece, R.J. [National Power, Leatherhead (GB). Technology and Environment Centre

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An assessment of Steam Generator (SG) modelling in the PWR thermal-hydraulic code RELAP5/MOD2 is presented. The assessment is based on a review of code assessment calculations performed in the UK and elsewhere, detailed calculations against a series of commissioning tests carried out on the Wolf Creek PWR and analytical investigations of the phenomena involved in normal and abnormal SG operation. A number of modelling deficiencies are identified and their implications for PWR safety analysis are discussed -- including methods for compensating for the deficiencies through changes to the input deck. Consideration is also given as to whether the deficiencies will still be present in the successor code RELAP5/MOD3.

  15. Study on Equilibrium Characteristics of Thorium-Plutonium-Minor Actinides Mixed Oxides Fuel in PWR

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    Waris, A.; Permana, S.; Kurniadi, R.; Su'ud, Z. [Bosscha Laboratory, Department of Physics, Nuclear Physics and Biophysics Research Group, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia); Sekimoto, H. [Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)

    2010-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A study on characteristics of thorium-plutonium-minor actinides utilization in the pressurized water reactor (PWR) with the equilibrium burnup model has been conducted. For a comprehensive evaluation, several fuel cycles scenario have been included in the present study with the variation of moderator-to-fuel volume ratio (MFR) of PWR core design. The results obviously exhibit that the neutron spectra grow to be harder with decreasing of the MFR. Moreover, the neutron spectra also turn into harder with the rising number of confined heavy nuclides. The required {sup 233}U concentration for criticality of reactor augments with the increasing of MFR for all heavy nuclides confinement and thorium and uranium confinement in PWR.

  16. Essays on rural-urban migration in hinterland China

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    Meng, Lei

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Marriage Rates in Rural China . . . . . . . . . . .Urban Migration in Hinterland China . . . . . . . . . .and Rural-Urban Migration in Hinterland China . . . . . 1.

  17. Categorization of PWR accident sequences and guidelines for fault trees: seismic initiators

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    Kimura, C.Y.

    1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study developed a set of dominant accident sequences that could be applied generically to domestic commercial PWRs as a standardized basis for a probabilistic seismic risk assessment. This was accomplished by ranking the Zion 1 accident sequences. The pertinent PWR safety systems were compared on a plant-by-plant basis to determine the applicability of the dominant accident sequences of Zion 1 to other PWR plants. The functional event trees were developed to describe the system functions that must work or not work in order for a certain accident sequence to happen, one for pipe breaks and one for transients.

  18. rurAL utiLities Business College of Rural and Community Development

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    Hartman, Chris

    rurAL utiLities Business mAnAgement College of Rural and Community Development Division of Rural utility business management pro- vides education and training in theory and skills necessary for the sus- tained operation of rural water and waste-water utilities. The program is open to all individuals who

  19. BULLETIN OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY / April 2002Zhou, Byrne / RURAL SUSTAINABILITY Renewable Energy for Rural

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    Delaware, University of

    Energy for Rural Sustainability: Lessons From China Aiming Zhou John Byrne University of Delaware Rural development strategy. This paper describes energy needs in rural China, examines the resource availability of three provinces (Inner Mongo- lia, Qinghai and Xinjiang in Western China), and eval- uates rural energy

  20. Rural Job Tax Credit Program (Florida)

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    The Rural Job Tax Credit Program is an incentive for businesses located within one of the 36-designated Qualified Rural Areas to create new jobs. The tax credit ranges from $1000 to $1500 per...

  1. Alaska Village Initiatives Rural Business Conference

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    Hosted by the Alaska Village Initiative, the 24th Annual Rural Small Business Conference brings together rural businesses and leaders to provide them with networking opportunities, training, and technical information.

  2. Alaska Rural Energy Conference | Department of Energy

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    Alaska Rural Energy Conference Alaska Rural Energy Conference September 23, 2014 12:00PM EDT to September 25, 2014 9:00PM EDT Fairbanks, AK http:www.akruralenergy.org...

  3. Designing sanitation projects in rural Ghana

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    Lau, Jonathan (Jonathan Ho Yin)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Providing sanitation to rural areas in Ghana remains a huge challenge. Government funding is scarce while many international donor projects are ineffective. This thesis explores the difficulties with rural sanitation ...

  4. USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) Program

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    Request for Proposals for funding to support the development of small and emerging private business enterprises in rural Alaska

  5. Enabling poor rural people to overcome poverty

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    Enabling poor rural people to overcome poverty New realities, new challenges: new opportunities for tomorrow's generation #12;"The Rural Poverty Report 2011 is a valuable contribution to the effort that it supports investment, innovation and risk-taking. I have high hopes that the Rural Poverty Report will help

  6. State of the State's Rural Health

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    Veiga, Pedro Manuel Barbosa

    of health status, health behavior, or health- care access and Oklahomans do not compare favorablyState of the State's Rural Health 2007 Edition Produced by OSU Center for Rural Health ASnapshotof-4391 January 1, 2007 Dear Reader: Welcome to the Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health's inaugural

  7. Policy support activities Brazil Rural Energy

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    1 Policy support activities Brazil Rural Energy Enterprise Development (B-REED) Juan Zak UNEP Risoe makers implement Electricity Law 10.438 in ways that enable small rural energy enterprises to coexist with distribution utilities. ·The Law, approved in April 2002, dealt with key issues for rural energy enterprises

  8. A Comparison Between Model Reduction and Controller Reduction: Application to a PWR Nuclear Planty

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    Gevers, Michel

    A Comparison Between Model Reduction and Controller Reduction: Application to a PWR Nuclear Planty@csam.ucl.ac.be, Gevers@csam.ucl.ac.be 2 Electricite de France, Direction des Etudes et Recherches, 6 Quai Watier, F-78041 of a controller for the secondary circuit of a nu- clear Pressurized Water Reactor, leading to the conclu- sions

  9. Ris-M-2209 THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL PWR TRANSIENT CODE

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    , REACTOR KINETICS, ROD DROP ACCIDENTS, THREE- DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS, TRANSIENTS. UDC 621 more or less by change. The calculation is there- fore not representative of any existing reactorRisø-M-2209 THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL PWR TRANSIENT CODE ANTI; ROD EJECTION TEST CALCULATION A

  10. Assessment of void swelling in austenitic stainless steel PWR core internals.

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    Chung, H. M.; Energy Technology

    2006-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    As many pressurized water reactors (PWRs) age and life extension of the aged plants is considered, void swelling behavior of austenitic stainless steel (SS) core internals has become the subject of increasing attention. In this report, the available database on void swelling and density change of austenitic SSs was critically reviewed. Irradiation conditions, test procedures, and microstructural characteristics were carefully examined, and key factors that are important to determine the relevance of the database to PWR conditions were evaluated. Most swelling data were obtained from steels irradiated in fast breeder reactors at temperatures >385 C and at dose rates that are orders of magnitude higher than PWR dose rates. Even for a given irradiation temperature and given steel, the integral effects of dose and dose rate on void swelling should not be separated. It is incorrect to extrapolate swelling data on the basis of 'progressive compounded multiplication' of separate effects of factors such as dose, dose rate, temperature, steel composition, and fabrication procedure. Therefore, the fast reactor data should not be extrapolated to determine credible void swelling behavior for PWR end-of-life (EOL) or life-extension conditions. Although the void swelling data extracted from fast reactor studies is extensive and conclusive, only limited amounts of swelling data and information have been obtained on microstructural characteristics from discharged PWR internals or steels irradiated at temperatures and at dose rates comparable to those of a PWR. Based on this relatively small amount of information, swelling in thin-walled tubes and baffle bolts in a PWR is not considered a concern. As additional data and relevant research becomes available, the newer results should be integrated with existing data, and the worthiness of this conclusion should continue to be scrutinized. PWR baffle reentrant corners are the most likely location to experience high swelling rates, and hence, high swelling at EOL, especially in internal regions of small volume where irradiation temperature is high. However, it is considered unlikely that void swelling in a reentrant corner will exceed the threshold level of {approx}4% beyond which the swelling rate reaches the steady state rate of 1%/dpa. However, this estimation is only preliminary, and a more accurate quantification of maximum temperature of reentrant corners at EOL and life-extension situations would be useful.

  11. PubMed advanced exercise: MeSH Searching

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    Rzepa, Henry S.

    achilles tendon and click Search. With MeSH searches, you enter only one search term at a time and you don can remove the need to enter multiple alternative terms to describe the same concept. For the following exercise, please search PubMed using: a) search terms that feature within the following

  12. Rural recycling in southeast Colorado

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    Lariviere, R. (Prowers County Development, Inc., Lamar, CO (United States))

    1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article describes a recycling effort developed for rural southeast Colorado. The program was inspired and manned by local volunteers and based on a drop-off method used in Europe. The topics of the article include getting started, funding, problems encountered, level of participation, and estimated savings in waste collection and landfilling fees.

  13. Crack growth rates of nickel alloy welds in a PWR environment.

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    Alexandreanu, B.; Chopra, O. K.; Shack, W. J.; Energy Technology

    2006-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    In light water reactors (LWRs), vessel internal components made of nickel-base alloys are susceptible to environmentally assisted cracking. A better understanding of the causes and mechanisms of this cracking may permit less conservative estimates of damage accumulation and requirements on inspection intervals. A program is being conducted at Argonne National Laboratory to evaluate the resistance of Ni alloys and their welds to environmentally assisted cracking in simulated LWR coolant environments. This report presents crack growth rate (CGR) results for Alloy 182 shielded-metal-arc weld metal in a simulated pressurized water reactor (PWR) environment at 320 C. Crack growth tests were conducted on 1-T compact tension specimens with different weld orientations from both double-J and deep-groove welds. The results indicate little or no environmental enhancement of fatigue CGRs of Alloy 182 weld metal in the PWR environment. The CGRs of Alloy 182 in the PWR environment are a factor of {approx}5 higher than those of Alloy 600 in air under the same loading conditions. The stress corrosion cracking for the Alloy 182 weld is close to the average behavior of Alloy 600 in the PWR environment. The weld orientation was found to have a profound effect on the magnitude of crack growth: cracking was found to propagate faster along the dendrites than across them. The existing CGR data for Ni-alloy weld metals have been compiled and evaluated to establish the effects of key material, loading, and environmental parameters on CGRs in PWR environments. The results from the present study are compared with the existing CGR data for Ni-alloy welds to determine the relative susceptibility of the specific Ni-alloy weld to environmentally enhanced cracking.

  14. Performance evaluation of two-stage fuel cycle from SFR to PWR

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    Fei, T.; Hoffman, E.A.; Kim, T.K.; Taiwo, T.A. [Nuclear Engineering Division Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One potential fuel cycle option being considered is a two-stage fuel cycle system involving the continuous recycle of transuranics in a fast reactor and the use of bred plutonium in a thermal reactor. The first stage is a Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor (SFR) fuel cycle with metallic U-TRU-Zr fuel. The SFRs need to have a breeding ratio greater than 1.0 in order to produce fissile material for use in the second stage. The second stage is a PWR fuel cycle with uranium and plutonium mixed oxide fuel based on the design and performance of the current state-of-the-art commercial PWRs with an average discharge burnup of 50 MWd/kgHM. This paper evaluates the possibility of this fuel cycle option and discusses its fuel cycle performance characteristics. The study focuses on an equilibrium stage of the fuel cycle. Results indicate that, in order to avoid a positive coolant void reactivity feedback in the stage-2 PWR, the reactor requires high quality of plutonium from the first stage and minor actinides in the discharge fuel of the PWR needs to be separated and sent back to the stage-1 SFR. The electricity-sharing ratio between the 2 stages is 87.0% (SFR) to 13.0% (PWR) for a TRU inventory ratio (the mass of TRU in the discharge fuel divided by the mass of TRU in the fresh fuel) of 1.06. A sensitivity study indicated that by increasing the TRU inventory ratio to 1.13, The electricity generation fraction of stage-2 PWR is increased to 28.9%. The two-stage fuel cycle system considered in this study was found to provide a high uranium utilization (>80%). (authors)

  15. Rural Viability Index: A Tool for Assessing Rural Communities

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    Bearden, Christi; Cruz, Nelda; Heinsohn, Heidi; Kuzaro, Jami; Norton, Keller; Richardson, Willis; Wood, Meghan

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Have you applied or received funds to enhance your Main Street or downtown? Since the Main Street Program, and other programs like it, have limited funds available to provide to communities, this question addresses other efforts communities have... al. 2002). Literature Review and Survey Questions George Bush School of Government & Public Service 23 Texas Office of Rural Community Affairs Do you have any of the following in your community: Recreation sites, Private...

  16. Rural Drag: Settler Colonialism and the Queer Rhetorics of Rurality

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    Nichols, Garrett Wedekind

    2013-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    ; Valerie Balester and Candace Schaefer, who showed me that academia doesn?t need to be traumatic; and Alma Villanueva, who inspires me to action. My family, who nurtured both my love of learning and social justice, deserves my eternal gratitude... to focus my argument: 19th- century regulatory writing and technical communication in College Station, Texas, and the state of Texas; cultural performance and embodied practices of rural drag in College Station; and the country-western music industry...

  17. TITAN code development for application to a PWR steam line break accident : final report 1983-1984

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    Tsai, Chon-Kwo

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Modification of the TITAN computer code which enables it to be applied to a PWR steam line break accident has been accomplished. The code now has the capability of simulating an asymmetric inlet coolant temperature transient ...

  18. Transient thermal analysis of PWRs by a single-pass procedure using a simplified nodal layout

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    Liu, Jack S. H.

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PWR accident conditions and analysis methods have been reviewed. Limitations of the simplified method with respect to analysis of these accident conditions are drawn and two transients ( loss of coolant flow, seized rotor) ...

  19. Rural Girls Perceptions of Success and the Effect of Living in a Rural Context

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    Campbell, Katherine S

    2014-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this study was to better understand how young women in a rural community define successful adulthood and how life in a rural area benefited or challenged their transition into successful adulthood. Non-probability, purposive sampling...

  20. Village adoption scheme : a model for rural development

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    Nanavati, Shahid Sadruddin, 1961-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The study describes a "Village Adoption Scheme" as a model for energising the rural economy in India and to slow down rural - urban migration which research has shown to be harmful to both; rural and urban people of India ...

  1. Mobile Persuasive Technologies for Rural Health

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    Ramachandran, Divya Lalitha

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    3.5.1 The Case for Mobile Phones . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ICTs 5 Mobile Persuasive Messages for Rural Health Promotionvideos. . . ASHAs using mobile phones. . . . . . . . Health

  2. Rural Enterprise Assistance Project's Loan Program (Nebraska)

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    The Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) offers four services: financing (micro loans), business training, technical assistance, and networking. REAP's Loan Program focuses on providing...

  3. Missouri Rural Economic Stimulus Act (Missouri)

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    The Missouri Rural Economic Stimulus Act (MORESA) provides financial incentives for public infrastructure for the development of a renewable fuel production facility or eligible new generation...

  4. ICTs and Rural Development in India

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    Singh, Nirvikar

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A Sustainable Fiscal Policy for India: An Internationalareas for policy attention. ICTs and Indias Development policy aspects of providing rural ICTs in India

  5. Case Study - National Rural Electric Cooperative Association...

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

    National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Smart Grid Investment Grant 1 Helping America's Electric Cooperatives Build a Smarter Grid to Streamline Operations and Improve...

  6. Rural Electrification with Renewable Energy: Technologies, quality...

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    standards and business models Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Rural Electrification with Renewable Energy: Technologies, quality standards and business...

  7. Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Electrification - The...

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    the Private Sector Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Electrification - The Role of the Private Sector Agency...

  8. Building Energy Efficiency in Rural China

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    Evans, Meredydd; Yu, Sha; Song, Bo; Deng, Qinqin; Liu, Jing; Delgado, Alison

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Rural buildings in China now account for more than half of Chinas total building energy use. Forty percent of the floorspace in China is in rural villages and towns. Most of these buildings are very energy inefficient, and may struggle to meet basic needs. They are cold in the winter, and often experience indoor air pollution from fuel use. The Chinese government plans to adopt a voluntary building energy code, or design standard, for rural homes. The goal is to build on Chinas success with codes in urban areas to improve efficiency and comfort in rural homes. The Chinese government recognizes rural buildings represent a major opportunity for improving national building energy efficiency. The challenges of rural China are also greater than those of urban areas in many ways because of the limited local capacity and low income levels. The Chinese government wants to expand on new programs to subsidize energy efficiency improvements in rural homes to build capacity for larger-scale improvement. This article summarizes the trends and status of rural building energy use in China. It then provides an overview of the new rural building design standard, and describes options and issues to move forward with implementation.

  9. P(R) P(W|R) P(S|R, W) (1) LR (PGLR) [8

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    Shirai, Kiyoaki

    (W|R) W P(S|R, W) S P(W|R) 1 P(W|R) = li P(wi|li) ? ni P(ni|Ni) j D(ni|Ni[pj : vj]) ? (pj1···pjm) P(pj1 · · · pjm|Pj1 · · · Pjm[vj]) (2) 1(2) (2) 1 wi( ) li wi R (2) 2 ni D(ni|Ni[pj : vj]) ni vj pj ni ni D(ni|N[pj : vj]) = P(ni|N[pj : vj]) P(ni|N) (3) ni vj pj ( ) 1 ( ) 1 D 1 [4, 6] ni (2) 3 pi vj m pj1, · · · , pjm

  10. MELCOR model for an experimental 17x17 spent fuel PWR assembly.

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    Cardoni, Jeffrey

    2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A MELCOR model has been developed to simulate a pressurized water reactor (PWR) 17 x 17 assembly in a spent fuel pool rack cell undergoing severe accident conditions. To the extent possible, the MELCOR model reflects the actual geometry, materials, and masses present in the experimental arrangement for the Sandia Fuel Project (SFP). The report presents an overview of the SFP experimental arrangement, the MELCOR model specifications, demonstration calculation results, and the input model listing.

  11. Cameras, PwrMeter,and MultiMeter rfi August 27, 1999 5 FIGURE 3: Power meter birdie with door closed.

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    Cameras, PwrMeter,and MultiMeter rfi August 27, 1999 5 FIGURE 3: Power meter birdie with door closed. Fri Aug 27 23:17:58 1999 phil #12; Cameras, PwrMeter,and MultiMeter rfi August 27, 1999 4 FIGURE 2. Power meter, multimeter birdies with door closed. Fri Aug 27 23:14:06 1999 phil #12; Cameras, PwrMeter

  12. 2014 HAC Rural Housing Conference: Retool, Rebuild, Renew

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    The biennial HAC Rural Housing Conference brings together stakeholders in the field of rural affordable housing from local nonprofits, federal agencies, Congress, state and local governments, and...

  13. Senegal-GTZ Programme to Promote Rural Electrification and a...

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    (Agence sngalaise d'lectrification rurale - ASER) is awarding concessions to private suppliers, who are required to provide up to 50 % of the rural population with...

  14. Financing Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Rural Areas of...

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    Rural Areas of Developing Countries Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Financing Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Rural Areas of Developing Countries...

  15. USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Assist Rural Communities...

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    Seeks Applications for Grants to Assist Rural Communities with Extremely High Energy Costs USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Assist Rural Communities with Extremely High Energy...

  16. Equitable Access: Remote and Rural Communities 'Transport Needs...

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    Equitable Access: Remote and Rural Communities 'Transport Needs' Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Equitable Access: Remote and Rural Communities...

  17. USDA Offers Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies for Rural Businesses...

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

    USDA Offers Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies for Rural Businesses USDA Offers Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies for Rural Businesses September 22, 2010 - 10:43am Addthis The...

  18. Rural Direct and Counter-cyclical Payments and Their Impact in a Rural-urban Perspective (A Case in Oklahoma).

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    Tegegne, Eyosiyas L.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??The total value of goods and services traded between rural and urban Oklahoma is estimated around 7.42 billion in 2008. Rural Oklahoma supplied urban Oklahoma (more)

  19. 3, 49895018, 2003 Climatology of rural

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ACPD 3, 4989­5018, 2003 Climatology of rural surface ozone in Greece P. D. Kalabokas and C. C and Physics Discussions A climatological study of rural surface ozone in central Greece P. D. Kalabokas and C. C. Repapis Academy of Athens, Research Center for Atmospheric Physics and Climatology, Athens

  20. Rural Knowledge Clusters: Implications for Minnesota State

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    Levinson, David M.

    communities face tremendous challenges in adapting to a knowledge-based global economy. The "knowledge economy to innovate. Traditional rural economic staples are under growing pressure due to globalization of markets, and diseconomies of scale and outmigration hinder adjustment in the rural economy. Consequently a growing gap

  1. ARM - SGP Rural Driving Hazards

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc Documentation RUC :ProductsSCM Forcing Data DerivedInstrumentsPolarExtendedRural Driving Hazards

  2. arXiv:hep-ph/9810536v212Nov1998 SLAC-PUB-7853

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    arXiv:hep-ph/9810536v212Nov1998 SLAC-PUB-7853 SCIPP-98/31 FERMILAB-PUB-98/345-T hep-ph/9810536 number conservation in the tree-level supersymmetric theory, it is sufficient to impose one extra

  3. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory FERMILAB-Pub-99/354-E

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    Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory FERMILAB-Pub-99/354-E D0 The Isolated Photon Cross Section Purposes. #12;Fermilab-Pub-99 354-E The Isolated Photon Cross Section in pp Collisions at ps = 1.8 TeV B

  4. Review: The Dragon & The Elephant: Agricultural and Rural Reforms in China and India edited by Ashok Gulati and Shenggen Fan

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    Jain, Varinder

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Review: The Dragon & The Elephant: Agricultural and RuralEds. ). The Dragon & The Elephant: Agricultural and Rural

  5. Global Climate Change: Opinions and Perceptions of Rural Nebraskans

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    Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

    Global Climate Change: Opinions and Perceptions of Rural Nebraskans 2008 Nebraska Rural Poll that they understand the issue of global climate change either fairly or very well. #12;Most rural Nebraskans believe climate change is already happening. #12;Most rural Nebraskans believe that our actions contribute

  6. Northern Indiana Pub Serv Co | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy ResourcesLoading map...(Utility Company)References ↑ US CensusNortheast SustainableClusterPub Serv Co

  7. Tuolumne County Pub Power Agny | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating SolarElectric Coop, IncTipmontInformationKentucky)Bank, AsianTuolumne County Pub

  8. Cal. Pub. Util. Code § 1001 | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 NoPublic Utilities Address: 160Benin: EnergyBoston Areais3: Crystalline Rock -COPPEJump to:InformationRes. §Pub.

  9. Impact of radiation embrittlement on integrity of pressure vessel supports for two PWR plants

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    Cheverton, R.D.; Pennell, W.E.; Robinson, G.C.; Nanstad, R.K.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent data from the HFIR vessel surveillance program indicate a substantial radiation embrittlement rate effect at low irradiation temperatures (/approximately/120/degree/F) for A212-B, A350-LF3, A105-II, and corresponding welds. PWR vessel supports are fabricated of similar materials and are subjected to the same low temperatures and fast neutron fluxes (10/sup 8/ to 10/sup 9/ neutrons/cm/sup 2//center dot/s, E > 1.0 MeV) as those in the HFIR vessel. Thus, the embrittlement rate of these structures may be greater than previously anticipated. A study sponsored by the NRC is under way at ORNL to determine the impact of the rate effect on PWR vessel-support life expectancy. The scope includes the interpretation and application of the HFIR data, a survey of all light-water-reactor vessel support designs, and a structural and fracture-mechanics analysis of the supports for two specific PWR plants of particular interest with regard to a potential for support failure as a result of propagation of flaws. Calculations performed thus far indicate best-estimate critical flaw sizes, corresponding to 32 EFPY, of /approximately/0.2 in. for one plant and /approximately/0.4 in. for the other. These flaw sizes are small enough to be of concern. However, it appears that low-cycle fatigue is not a viable mechanism for creation of flaws of this size, and thus, presumably, such flaws would have to exist at the time of fabrication. 59 refs., 128 figs., 49 tabs.

  10. Rural electric cooperatives IRP survey

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    Garrick, C. [Garrick and Associates, Morrison, CO (United States)

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the integrated resource planning (IRP) practices of US rural electric cooperatives and the IRP policies which influence these practices. It was prepared by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and its subcontractor Garrick and Associates to assist the US Department of Energy (DOE) in satisfying the reporting requirements of Title 1, Subtitle B, Section 111(e)(3) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct), which states: (e) Report--Not later than 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary (of the US Department of Energy) shall transmit a report to the President and to the Congress containing--(the findings from several surveys and evaluations, including:); (3) a survey of practices and policies under which electric cooperatives prepare IRPs, submit such plans to REA, and the extent to which such integrated resource planning is reflected in rates charged to customers.

  11. Application of LBB to high energy piping systems in operating PWR

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    Swamy, S.A.; Bhowmick, D.C. [Westinghouse Nuclear Technology Division, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The amendment to General Design Criterion 4 allows exclusion, from the design basis, of dynamic effects associated with high energy pipe rupture by application of leak-before-break (LBB) technology. This new approach has resulted in substantial financial savings to utilities when applied to the Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) primary loop piping and auxiliary piping systems made of stainless steel material. To date majority of applications pertain to piping systems in operating plants. Various steps of evaluation associated with the LBB application to an operating plant are described in this paper.

  12. MELCOR analyses of severe accident scenarios in Oconee, a B W PWR plant

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    Madni, I.K.; Nimnual, S. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)); Foulds, R. (Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States))

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the results and insights gained from MELCOR analyses of two severe accident scenarios, a Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA) and a Station Blackout (TMLB) in Oconee, a Babcock Wilcox (B W) designed PWR with a large dry containment, and comparisons with Source Term Code Package (STCP) calculations of the same sequences. Results include predicted timing of key events, thermal-hydraulic response in the reactor coolant system and containment, and environmental releases of fission products. The paper also explores the impact of varying concrete type, vessel failure temperature, and break location on the accident progression, containment pressurization, and environmental releases of radionuclides.

  13. MELCOR analyses of severe accident scenarios in Oconee, a B&W PWR plant

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    Madni, I.K.; Nimnual, S. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Foulds, R. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)

    1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the results and insights gained from MELCOR analyses of two severe accident scenarios, a Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA) and a Station Blackout (TMLB) in Oconee, a Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) designed PWR with a large dry containment, and comparisons with Source Term Code Package (STCP) calculations of the same sequences. Results include predicted timing of key events, thermal-hydraulic response in the reactor coolant system and containment, and environmental releases of fission products. The paper also explores the impact of varying concrete type, vessel failure temperature, and break location on the accident progression, containment pressurization, and environmental releases of radionuclides.

  14. Secondary Startup Neutron Sources as a Source of Tritium in a Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) Reactor Coolant System (RCS)

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    Shaver, Mark W.; Lanning, Donald D.

    2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The hypothesis of this paper is that the Zircaloy clad fuel source is minimal and that secondary startup neutron sources are the significant contributors of the tritium in the RCS that was previously assigned to release from fuel. Currently there are large uncertainties in the attribution of tritium in a Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) Reactor Coolant System (RCS). The measured amount of tritium in the coolant cannot be separated out empirically into its individual sources. Therefore, to quantify individual contributors, all sources of tritium in the RCS of a PWR must be understood theoretically and verified by the sum of the individual components equaling the measured values.

  15. Fuel and Famine: Rural Energy Crisis in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

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    Williams, James H.; von Hippel, David; Hayes, Peter

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Korean researcher conducting rural energy survey in villageFuel and Famine: Rural Energy Crisis in the Democratic7 Rural Energy

  16. Factors associated with compliance among users of solar water disinfection in rural Bolivia

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    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    water disinfection in rural Bolivia. BMC Public Health 2011childhood diarrhoea in rural Bolivia: a cluster-randomized,disinfection in rural Bolivia Andri Christen 1,2 , Gonzalo

  17. USDA Rural Small Business Connection Event

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    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will host Rural Small Business Connections, providing small businesses with networking sessions and opportunities to build capacity and do business with USDA and other Federal agencies.

  18. Rural Jobs Tax Credit (New Mexico)

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    This credit can be applied to taxes due on (state) gross receipts, corporate income, or personal income tax. Rural New Mexico is defined as any part of the state other than Los Alamos County;...

  19. Local Option- Rural Renewable Energy Development Zones

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    Cities, counties, or several contiguous counties in Oregon can set up Rural Renewable Energy Development Zones. The zone can only cover territory outside of the urban growth boundary of any large...

  20. Bi-content Gadolinia as Burnable Absorber in PWR to Improve the Reactor Core Behaviour

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    Zheng, S. [AREVA, AREVA NP Fuel Sector, 10, Rue Juliette Recamier 69456 Lyon cedex (France)

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The gadolinia product is one of the standard burnable absorbers used in the PWR long and low leakage fuel cycle in order to control the radial power distribution and to hold down the initial core reactivity. This product presents a large number of advantages such as the high efficiency with only a small number of gadolinia-bearing rods, the easy adjustment between the number and the content of the gadolinia-bearing rods according to the cycle length need and the initial reactivity hold-down, no increasing of boron concentration versus cycle depletion, no additional increasing of internal pressure in poisoned rods, very low additional manufacture cost. On the other hand, some unfavourable phenomena are also observed during the utilization of the gadolinia: amplification of the asymmetrical power distribution and more negative axial offset. Based on the correlation between the gadolinia burnout and its content, the use of gadolinia bi-content will improve the parameters indicated here above. The gadolinia bi-content have been used in BWR for more than 20 years. In this paper, the comparison of the main reactor core physical parameters in PWR, calculated with the AREVA NP standard neutronic code package SCIENCE, is made by using the mono- and bi-content of the gadolinia products in the same fuel assembly. The results show that the asymmetrical axial and azimuthal power distribution can be improved in the case of the bi-content gadolinia product. (authors)

  1. Investigation of optimal reactor control for a load-following PWR

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    Yim, M.S.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Characteristics of optimal load-follow control of PWR plants are investigated in this study. A simple system model that describes main features of physical processes in the system was developed. The system model includes core neutronics with all the spatial dependent feedback effects, Xe-I dynamics, core thermal balances, primary-loop thermal balances, and steam-generator dynamic responses to turbine load changes. An optimal control problem that describes power-level control and power-distribution control problem together and considers all the important system operation limits as hard inquality constraints was formulated. The full-length control rod bank positions, part-length control rod positions, and boron concentration changes were modeled as control variables and turbine load variations were used as the forcing variable. Because modern PWR operating policy is to leave the part-length rods uninserted, the part-length rods were not used as a control variable in the optimal control calculations. The optimal control problem was converted to unconstrained nonlinear optimization problem by using the discretization approximation and the penalty function technique. The converted problem was solved by the nonlinear Gauss-Newton method which showed superior performance over all of the other tested optimization methods.

  2. Validation of the new code package APOLLO2.8 for accurate PWR neutronics calculations

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    Santamarina, A.; Bernard, D.; Blaise, P.; Leconte, P.; Palau, J. M.; Roque, B.; Vaglio, C.; Vidal, J. F. [Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, CEA, DEN, DER, SPRC, Cadarache, F-13108 Saint-Paul-Lez-Durance (France)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper summarizes the Qualification work performed to demonstrate the accuracy of the new APOLLO2.S/SHEM-MOC package based on JEFF3.1.1 nuclear data file for the prediction of PWR neutronics parameters. This experimental validation is based on PWR mock-up critical experiments performed in the EOLE/MINERVE zero-power reactors and on P.I. Es on spent fuel assemblies from the French PWRs. The Calculation-Experiment comparison for the main design parameters is presented: reactivity of UOX and MOX lattices, depletion calculation and fuel inventory, reactivity loss with burnup, pin-by-pin power maps, Doppler coefficient, Moderator Temperature Coefficient, Void coefficient, UO{sub 2}-Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3} poisoning worth, Efficiency of Ag-In-Cd and B4C control rods, Reflector Saving for both standard 2-cm baffle and GEN3 advanced thick SS reflector. From this qualification process, calculation biases and associated uncertainties are derived. This code package APOLLO2.8 is already implemented in the ARCADIA new AREVA calculation chain for core physics and is currently under implementation in the future neutronics package of the French utility Electricite de France. (authors)

  3. Application of the MELCOR code to design basis PWR large dry containment analysis.

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    Phillips, Jesse; Notafrancesco, Allen (USNRC, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, Rockville, MD); Tills, Jack Lee (Jack Tills & Associates, Inc., Sandia Park, NM)

    2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The MELCOR computer code has been developed by Sandia National Laboratories under USNRC sponsorship to provide capability for independently auditing analyses submitted by reactor manufactures and utilities. MELCOR is a fully integrated code (encompassing the reactor coolant system and the containment building) that models the progression of postulated accidents in light water reactor power plants. To assess the adequacy of containment thermal-hydraulic modeling incorporated in the MELCOR code for application to PWR large dry containments, several selected demonstration designs were analyzed. This report documents MELCOR code demonstration calculations performed for postulated design basis accident (DBA) analysis (LOCA and MSLB) inside containment, which are compared to other code results. The key processes when analyzing the containment loads inside PWR large dry containments are (1) expansion and transport of high mass/energy releases, (2) heat and mass transfer to structural passive heat sinks, and (3) containment pressure reduction due to engineered safety features. A code-to-code benchmarking for DBA events showed that MELCOR predictions of maximum containment loads were equivalent to similar predictions using a qualified containment code known as CONTAIN. This equivalency was found to apply for both single- and multi-cell containment models.

  4. SECTION 595 WRDA 1999, AS AMENDED IDAHO, MONTANA, RURAL NEVADA, NEW MEXICO,

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    SECTION 595 ­ WRDA 1999, AS AMENDED IDAHO, MONTANA, RURAL NEVADA, NEW MEXICO, RURAL UTAH, rural Nevada, New Mexico, rural Utah, and Wyoming pursuant to Section 595 of the Water Resources

  5. SECTION 595 WRDA 1999, AS AMENDED IDAHO, MONTANA, RURAL NEVADA, NEW MEXICO,

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    SECTION 595 ­ WRDA 1999, AS AMENDED IDAHO, MONTANA, RURAL NEVADA, NEW MEXICO, RURAL UTAH-Federal interests in Idaho, Montana, rural Nevada, New Mexico, rural Utah, and Wyoming pursuant to Section 595

  6. Growing Social Structure: An Empirical Multiagent Excursion into Kinship in Rural North-West Frontier Province

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    Geller, Armando; Harrison, Joseph F.; Revelle, Matthew

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in Rural North-West Frontier Province Armando Geller, Josephthe rural North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan. 2

  7. Chinese Rural Vehicles: An Explanatory Analysis of Technology, Economics, Industrial Organization, Energy Use, Emissions, and Policy

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    Sperling, Dan; Lin, Zhenhong; Hamilton, Peter

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    RURAL DEVELOPMENT .39 NOISE, ENERGYenterprises. Energy Policy, v31, 2003 Zhang, Zhihong, Ruraltransportation and rural economics. Noise, Energy use and

  8. Calculation of releases of radioactive materials in gaseous and liquid effluents from pressurized water reactors (PWR-GALE Code). Revision 1

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    Chandrasekaran, T.; Lee, J.Y.; Willis, C.A.

    1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report revises the original issuance of NUREG-0017, ''Calculation of Releases of Radioactive Materials in Gaseous and Liquid Effluents from Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR-GALE-Code)'' (April 1976), to incorporate more recent operating data now available as well as the results of a number of in-plant measurement programs at operating pressurized water reactors. The PWR-GALE Code is a computerized mathematical model for calculating the releases of radioactive material in gaseous and liquid effluents (i.e., the gaseous and liquid source terms). The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission uses the PWR-GALE Code to determine conformance with the requirements of Appendix I to 10 CFR Part 50.

  9. Kansas wind program stimulates rural economy | Department of...

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    Kansas wind program stimulates rural economy Kansas wind program stimulates rural economy December 9, 2009 - 11:38am Addthis Joshua DeLung What will the project do? Students in the...

  10. USDA- Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grants

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    '''''Note: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development issues periodic Notices of Solicitation of Applications for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). The deadline for grant...

  11. Rural Community-Based Energy Development Act (Nebraska)

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    This act aims to create new rural economic development opportunities through rural community-based energy development. The act supports C-BED wind development projects, which are defined as...

  12. Livability Principle National Rural Transit Livability Performance Measures

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    Livability Principle National Rural Transit Livability Performance Measures Coordinate for future growth, including making smart energy choices such as locally generated renewable energy. Enhance-- rural, urban, or suburban. Improve economic competitiveness through reliable and timely access

  13. USDA- Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Loan Guarantees

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    '''''Note: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development issues periodic Notices of Solicitation of Applications for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). The deadline to apply for...

  14. San Onofre PWR Data for Code Validation of MOX Fuel Depletion Analyses

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    Hermann, O.W.

    1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The isotopic composition of mixed-oxide fuel (fabricated with both uranium and plutonium isotope) discharged from reactors is of interest to the Fissile Material Disposition Program. The validation of depletion codes used to predict isotopic compositions of MOX fuel, similar to studies concerning uranium-only fueled reactors, thus, is very important. The EEI-Westinghouse Plutonium Recycle Demonstration Program was conducted to examine the use of MOX fuel in the San Onofre PWR, Unit I, during cycles 2 and 3. The data usually required as input to depletion codes, either one-dimensional or lattice codes, were taken from various sources and compiled into this report. Where data were either lacking or determined inadequate, the appropriate data were supplied from other references. The scope of the reactor operations and design data, in addition to the isotopic analyses, were considered to be of sufficient quality for depletion code validation.

  15. Risk analysis of highly combustible gas storage, supply, and distribution systems in PWR plants

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    Simion, G.P. [Science Applications International Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States); VanHorn, R.L.; Smith, C.L.; Bickel, J.H.; Sattison, M.B. [EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Bulmahn, K.D. [SCIENTECH, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents the evaluation of the potential safety concerns for pressurized water reactors (PWRs) identified in Generic Safety Issue 106, Piping and the Use of Highly Combustible Gases in Vital Areas. A Westinghouse four-loop PWR plant was analyzed for the risk due to the use of combustible gases (predominantly hydrogen) within the plant. The analysis evaluated an actual hydrogen distribution configuration and conducted several sensitivity studies to determine the potential variability among PWRs. The sensitivity studies were based on hydrogen and safety-related equipment configurations observed at other PWRs within the United States. Several options for improving the hydrogen distribution system design were identified and evaluated for their effect on risk and core damage frequency. A cost/benefit analysis was performed to determine whether alternatives considered were justifiable based on the safety improvement and economics of each possible improvement.

  16. Electrically heated ex-reactor pellet-cladding interaction (PCI) simulations utilizing irradiated Zircaloy cladding. [PWR

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    Barner, J.O.; Fitzsimmons, D.E.

    1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In a program sponsored by the Fuel Systems Research Branch of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, a series of six electrically heated fuel rod simulation tests were conducted at Pacific Northwest Laboratory. The primary objective of these tests was to determine the susceptibility of irradiated pressurized-water reactor (PWR) Zircaloy-4 cladding to failures caused by pellet-cladding mechanical interaction (PCMI). A secondary objective was to acquire kinetic data (e.g., ridge growth or relaxation rates) that might be helpful in the interpretation of in-reactor performance results and/or the modeling of PCMI. No cladding failures attributable to PCMI occurred during the six tests. This report describes the testing methods, testing apparatus, fuel rod diametral strain-measuring device, and test matrix. Test results are presented and discussed.

  17. Evaluation of steam-generator fluid mixing during layup. Final report. [PWR

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    MacArthur, A.D.

    1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this project was to develop practical methods of achieving an adequately mixed chemical environment on the secondary side of PWR steam generators during periods of shutdown, cold shutdown (layup), and startup. Layup chemicals introduced into the steam generator could then be evenly dispersed to minimize corrosion processes which may occur if the chemical environment was not properly maintained. Systems for chemical feed, mixing, sampling, and removal of contaminant chemicals in the steam generator secondary side were also evaluated and recommendations have been made. Test results from a plexiglass model indicated that forced circulation and turbulent mixing were the most effective methods of achieving a rapid, homogeneous chemical environment. Natural convection and diffusion, on the other hand, were found to be less effective in achieving a thorough mixing.

  18. Rural Communities Benefit from Wind Energy's Continued Success

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    John Stulp, Colorado Interbasin Compact Committee chairman, discusses how wind energy benefits rural communities, farms, and ranches.

  19. Effect of aging on the PWR Chemical and Volume Control System

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    Grove, E.J.; Travis, R.J.; Aggarwal, S.K. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The PWR Chemical and Volume Control System (CVCS) is designed to provide both safety and non-safety related functions. During normal plant operation it is used to control reactor coolant chemistry, and letdown and charging flow. In many plants, the charging pumps also provide high pressure injection, emergency boration, and RCP seal injection in emergency situations. This study examines the design, materials, maintenance, operation and actual degradation experiences of the system and main sub-components to assess the potential for age degradation. A detailed review of the Nuclear Plant Reliability Data System (NPRDS) and Licensee Event Report (LER) databases for the 1988--1991 time period, together with a review of industry and NRC experience and research, indicate that age-related degradations and failures have occurred. These failures had significant effects on plant operation, including reactivity excursions, and pressurizer level transients. The majority of these component failures resulted in leakage of reactor coolant outside the containment. A representative plant of each PWR design (W, CE, and B and W) was visited to obtain specific information on system inspection, surveillance, monitoring, and inspection practices. The results of these visits indicate that adequate system maintenance and inspection is being performed. In some instances, the frequencies of inspection were increase in response to repeated failure events. A parametric study was performed to assess the effect of system aging on Core Damage Frequency (CDF). This study showed that as motor-operated valve (MOV) operating failures increased, the contribution of the High Pressure Injection to CDF also increased.

  20. Initiation stress threshold irradiation assisted stress corrosion cracking criterion assessment for core internals in PWR environment

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    Tanguy, Benoit; Stern, Anthony; Bossis, Philippe [CEA, DEN-DMN, Gif-sur-Yvette, (France); Pokor, Cedric [EDF les Renardieres, Moret-sur-Loing, (France)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Irradiation assisted stress corrosion cracking (IASCC) is a problem of growing importance in pressurized water reactors (PWR). An understanding of the mechanism(s) of IASCC is required in order to provide guidance for the development of mitigation strategies. One of the principal reasons why the IASCC mechanism(s) has been so difficult to understand is the inseparability of the different IASCC potential contributors evolutions due to neutron irradiation. The potential contributors to IASCC in PWR primary water are: (i) radiation induced segregation (RIS) at grain boundaries, (ii) radiation induced microstructure (formation and growth of dislocations loops, voids, bubbles, phases), (iii) localized deformation under loading, (iv) irradiation creep and transmutations. While the development of some of the contributors (RIS, microstructure) with increasing doses are at least qualitatively well understood, the role of these changes on IASCC remains unclear. Parallel to fundamental understanding developments relative to IASCC, well controlled laboratory tests on neutron irradiated stainless steels are needed to assess the main mechanisms and also to establish an engineering criterion relative to the initiation of fracture due to IASCC. First part of this study describes the methodology carried out at CEA in order to provide more experimental data from constant load tests dedicated to the study of initiation of SCC on neutron irradiated stainless steel. A description of the autoclave recirculation loop dedicated to SCC tests on neutron irradiated materials is then given. This autoclave recirculation loop has been started on July 2010 with the first SCC test on an irradiated stainless steel (grade 316) performed at CEA. The main steps of the interrupted SCC tests are then described. Second part of this paper reports the partial results of the first test performed on a highly neutron irradiated material. (authors)

  1. Irradiation Test of Advanced PWR Fuel in Fuel Test Loop at HANARO

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    Yang, Yong Sik; Bang, Je Geon; Kim, Sun Ki; Song, Kun Woo [LWR Fuel Development Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, 1045, Daedeok-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-353 (Korea, Republic of); Park, Su Ki [HANARO Utilization Technology Development Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, 1045, Daedeok-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-353 (Korea, Republic of); Seo, Chul Gyo [HANARO Management Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, 1045, Daedeok-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-353 (Korea, Republic of)

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new fuel test loop has been constructed in the research reactor HANARO at KAERI. The main objective of the FTL (Fuel Test Loop) is an irradiation test of a newly developed LWR fuel under PWR or Candu simulated conditions. The first test rod will be loaded within 2007 and its irradiation test will be continued until a rod average their of 62 MWd/kgU. A total of five test rods can be loaded into the IPS (In-Pile Section) and fuel centerline temperature, rod internal pressure and fuel stack elongation can be measured by an on-line real time system. A newly developed advanced PWR fuel which consists of a HANA{sup TM} alloy cladding and a large grain UO{sub 2} pellet was selected as the first test fuel in the FTL. The fuel cladding, the HANA{sup TM} alloy, is an Nb containing Zirconium alloy that has shown better corrosion and creep resistance properties than the current Zircaloy-4 cladding. A total of six types of HANA{sup TM} alloy were developed and two or three of these candidate alloys will be used as test rod cladding, which have shown a superior performance to the others. A large-grain UO{sub 2} pellet has a 14{approx}16 micron 2D diameter grain size for a reduction of a fission gas release at a high burnup. In this paper, characteristics of the FTL and IPS are introduced and the expected operation and irradiation conditions are summarized for the test periods. Also the preliminary fuel performance analysis results, such as the cladding oxide thickness, fission gas release and rod internal pressure, are evaluated from the test rod safety analysis aspects. (authors)

  2. LBNL/ PUB 3000 Chapter 8 Questions on Electrical Cords 2010 Questions have been asked about electrical safety that includes extension cords,

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    Knowles, David William

    LBNL/ PUB 3000 Chapter 8 ­ Questions on Electrical Cords 2010 Questions have been asked about at the Laboratory. #12;LBNL/ PUB 3000 Chapter 8 ­ Questions on Electrical Cords 2010 Avoiding Misuse of Extension

  3. WORKING PAPER N 2008 -73 Educational programs in rural Nepal

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    WORKING PAPER N° 2008 - 73 Educational programs in rural Nepal: Peer communication and information ­ ?COLE NORMALE SUP?RIEURE halshs-00585981,version1-14Apr2011 #12;Educational Programs in Rural Nepal concentrate on three rural villages in Nepal where an educational radio program about family planning

  4. FUZZY COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION OF RURAL INFORMATION POVERTY IN CHINA

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    Boyer, Edmond

    FUZZY COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION OF RURAL INFORMATION POVERTY IN CHINA CASE STUDY OF HEBEI PROVINCE@yahoo.com.cn Abstract: Information poverty is a new form of poverty in information society. With the growing information-gap between urban and rural areas, information poverty is prevailing in the vast rural areas in China

  5. Women, Work and Household Electrification in Rural India

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    hand, to the extent that electricity would substitute for other rural energy sources, it would their chores. In addition, the principal end-use of energy in rural India is cook- r i 1 i i~ t \\, Women technologies and women in dev- elopment. For instance, a UNIDO working group on rural energy requirements

  6. VillageCell: Cost Effective Cellular Connectivity in Rural Areas

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    Belding-Royer, Elizabeth M.

    highly suitable for rural populations in the developing world where energy and infrastructure shortagesVillageCell: Cost Effective Cellular Connectivity in Rural Areas Abhinav Anand, Veljko Pejovic densities and low income rural ar- eas of the developing world, where big telecoms often defer from

  7. Incomes of Rural Families in Northeast Texas.

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    Southern, John H.; Hendrix, W. E.

    1959-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Summary i This study deals on a sample basis with the income levels, income sources and farm and human re- source characteristics of the 88,000 rural open-country families in a 24-county area of Northeast Texas. ) Low levels of living... mainly from small-scale crop to s~all- scale livestock farming. In 1955, 49,000 of the area's rural families were farm families and 39,000 were nonfarm families, or 55 percent and 45 percent, respectively. However, 21 percent of all farmers were full...

  8. Planning Rural Fire Protection for Texas.

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    Jones, Jack L.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , and shall have full authority to carry out the objects of their creation and to that end are authorized to acquire, purchase, hold, lease, manage, occupy and sell real and personal property or any interest therein; to enter into and to perform any and all... to make fire protection feasible, the citizens of the rural area must organize their own fire department to protect their property and their lives. ORGANIZING A FIRE PROTECTION PROGRAM Before planning can begin, a community must determine whether rural...

  9. PubMed QUICK GUIDE University of California Berkeley Library Use this URL to access the UCcustomized version of PubMed, with links to UCBsubscribed full text

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    PubMed searching is easy: just enter terms in the search box and click Search. The Advanced Search link below the search box provides access to additional searching options. Keyword Searching Enter combines (ANDs) significant terms together using automatic term mapping, matching your search terms

  10. Rural Education in Transition : A Study of Recent Trends in Education in Five Texas Rural Counties.

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    Skrabanek, R. L.

    1954-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    tr the teaching profession by setting up minimun~ wage scales for all teachers based in part ( demic training. I A striking improvement in educatiol tainments of classroom teachers has occu~ I rural areas (Table 5). The number of clac teachers...

  11. Safety Considerations When Driving on Rural Roads

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    Vivoni, Enrique R.

    procedures to follow. Characteristics of rural or forest roads Extra caution is required when driving-moving vehicles, animals, debris) · Unusually steep hills or sharp curves Since help may often be difficult.Agricultural or prescribed forest burning may produce smoke on roads. Hazard: Approaching vehicles, livestock or wild animals

  12. SUMMARY PAPER SAFARI LODGES AND RURAL INCOMES

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    14 October 2004 1. INTRODUCTION In recent years, southern Africa's ecotourism industry has come Spatial Distribution of Major Ecotourism Clusters #12;Ecotourism's contribution to sustainable development development in the remote rural areas where ecotourism destinations are located. In this way, the potential

  13. Turkish Trailblazer: Boosting Rural Areas through Business

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    Sheldon, Nathan D.

    okgezen Reviewed by Aline Kraemer Sector Consumer Products Enterprise Class Large Domestic Company her company and the economic and social welfare of rural areas of Turkey. To achieve success, Ms production units in impoverished parts of Turkey in six years. Hey Textile's investment has improved

  14. Broadband, Higher Education and Rural New Mexico

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    Maccabe, Barney

    Broadband, Higher Education and Rural New Mexico Gil Gonzales, Ph.D., Chief Information Officer University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 E mail: gonzgil@unm.edu Background UNM students enjoy the country do. New Mexico is also home to two national laboratories in Los Alamos (Los Alamos National

  15. LBNL Worker Safety and Health Program LBNL/PUB-3851, Rev. 2.2 (March 2012) Worker Safety and Health

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    Knowles, David William

    LBNL Worker Safety and Health Program LBNL/PUB-3851, Rev. 2.2 (March 2012) Worker Safety and Health Program Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory #12;LBNL Worker Safety and Health Program LBNL/PUB-3851, Rev. 2.2 (March 2012) This page intentionally left blank. #12;LBNL Worker Safety and Health Program LBNL

  16. Impact of radiation embrittlement on integrity of pressure vessel supports for two PWR (pressurized-water-reactor) plants

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    Cheverton, R.D.; Pennell, W.E.; Robinson, G.C.; Nanstad, R.K.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent pressure-vessel surveillance data from the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) indicate an embrittlement fluence-rate effect that is applicable to the evaluation of the integrity of light-water reactor (LWR) pressure vessel supports. A preliminary evaluation using the HFIR data indicated increases in the nil ductility transition temperature at 32 effective full-power years (EFPY) of 100 to 130/degree/C for pressurized-water-reactor (PWR) vessel supports located in the cavity at midheight of the core. This result indicated a potential problem with regard to life expectancy. However, an accurate assessment required a detailed, specific-plant, fracture-mechanics analysis. After a survey and cursory evaluation of all LWR plants, two PWR plants that appeared to have a potential problem were selected. Results of the analyses indicate minimum critical flaw sizes small enough to be of concern before 32 EFPY. 24 refs., 16 figs., 7 tabs.

  17. Subchannel Thermal-Hydraulic Experimental Program (STEP). Volume 1. Mixing in a pressurized water reactor (PWR) rod bundle. Final report

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    Barber, A.R.; Zielke, L.A.

    1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This volume describes an experiment that was performed to determine the mixing characteristics of a pressurized water reactor (PWR) rod bundle. The objective of this project was to improve the subchannel computer code models of the reactor core. The experimental technique was isokinetic subchannel withdrawal of the entire flow from two sample subchannels. Once withdrawn, the sample fluid was condensed and its enthalpy was measured by regenerative heat exchange calorimetry. The test bundle was a 4 x 6 electrically heated array with a 50% power upset. The COBRA IIIC code was used to model the experiment and to determine the value of the thermal mixing coefficient, ..beta.., that was necessary to predict the measured results. Both single- and two-phase data were obtained over a range of PWR operating conditions. The results indicate that both single- and two-phase mixing is small. The COBRA model predicts the enthalpy data using a turbulent mixing coefficient, ..beta.. approx. = 0.002.

  18. SAS2H Generated Isotopic Concentrations For B&W 15X15 PWR Assembly (SCPB:N/A)

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    J.W. Davis

    1996-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This analysis is prepared by the Mined Geologic Disposal System (MGDS) Waste Package Development Department (WPDD) to provide pressurized water reactor (PWR) isotopic composition data as a function of time for use in criticality analyses. The objectives of this evaluation are to generate burnup and decay dependant isotopic inventories and to provide these inventories in a form which can easily be utilized in subsequent criticality calculations.

  19. Impact of an apparent radiation embrittlement rate on the life expectancy of PWR (pressurized-water-reactor) vessel supports

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    Cheverton, R.D.; Pennell, W.E.; Robinson, G.C.; Nanstad, R.K.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent data from the HFIR vessel surveillance program indicate a substantial radiation embrittlement rate effect at low irradiation temperatures (/approximately/120/degree/F) for A212-B, A350-LF3, A105-II and corresponding welds. PWR vessel supports are fabricated of similar materials and are subjected to the same low temperatures and fast neutron fluxes (10/sup 8/ /minus/ 10/sup 9/ n/cm/sup 2//center dot/s, E > 1.0 MeV) as those in the HFIR vessel. Thus, the embrittlement rate of these structures may be greater than previously anticipated. A study sponsored by the NRC is under way at ORNL to determine the impact of the rate effect on PWR vessel support life expectancy. The scope includes the interpretation and application of the HFIR data, a survey of all LWR vessel support designs, and a structural and fracture-mechanics analysis of the supports for two specific PWR plants of particular interest with regard to a potential for support failure as a result of propagation of flaws. Calculations performed for one of the plants indicate best-estimate critical flaw size corresponding to 32 EFPY, of /approximately/0.4 in. It appears that low-cycle fatigue is not a viable mechanism for creation of flaws of this size. Thus, presumably such flaws would have to exist at the time of fabrication. 19 refs., 8 figs., 3 tabs.

  20. Development and Application of Laser Peening System for PWR Power Plants

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    Masaki Yoda; Itaru Chida; Satoshi Okada; Makoto Ochiai; Yuji Sano; Naruhiko Mukai; Gaku Komotori; Ryoichi Saeki [Toshiba Corporation (Japan); Toshimitsu Takagi; Masanori Sugihara; Hirokata Yoriki [Shikoku Electric Co., Inc. (Japan)

    2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Laser peening is a process to improve residual stress from tensile to compressive in surface layer of materials by irradiating high-power laser pulses on the material in water. Toshiba has developed a laser peening system composed of Q-switched Nd:YAG laser oscillators, laser delivery equipment and underwater remote handling equipment. We have applied the system for Japanese operating BWR power plants as a preventive maintenance measure for stress corrosion cracking (SCC) on reactor internals like core shrouds or control rod drive (CRD) penetrations since 1999. As for PWRs, alloy 600 or 182 can be susceptible to primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC), and some cracks or leakages caused by the PWSCC have been discovered on penetrations of reactor vessel heads (RVHs), reactor bottom-mounted instrumentation (BMI) nozzles, and others. Taking measures to meet the unconformity of the RVH penetrations, RVHs themselves have been replaced in many PWRs. On the other hand, it's too time-consuming and expensive to replace BMI nozzles, therefore, any other convenient and less expensive measures are required instead of the replacement. In Toshiba, we carried out various tests for laser-peened nickel base alloys and confirmed the effectiveness of laser peening as a preventive maintenance measure for PWSCC. We have developed a laser peening system for PWRs as well after the one for BWRs, and applied it for BMI nozzles, core deluge line nozzles and primary water inlet nozzles of Ikata Unit 1 and 2 of Shikoku Electric Power Company since 2004, which are Japanese operating PWR power plants. In this system, laser oscillators and control devices were packed into two containers placed on the operating floor inside the reactor containment vessel. Laser pulses were delivered through twin optical fibers and irradiated on two portions in parallel to reduce operation time. For BMI nozzles, we developed a tiny irradiation head for small tubes and we peened the inner surface around J-groove welds after laser ultrasonic testing (LUT) as the remote inspection, and we peened the outer surface and the weld for Ikata Unit 2 supplementary. For core deluge line nozzles and primary water inlet nozzles, we peened the inner surface of the dissimilar metal welding, which is of nickel base alloy, joining a safe end and a low alloy metal nozzle. In this paper, the development and the actual application of the laser peening system for PWR power plants will be described. (authors)

  1. Aging mechanisms in the Westinghouse PWR (Pressurized Water Reactor) Control Rod Drive system

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    Gunther, W.; Sullivan, K.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An aging assessment of the Westinghouse Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) Control Rod System (CRD) has been completed as part of the US NRC's Nuclear Plant Aging Research, (NPAR) Program. This study examined the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of the system to determine its potential for degradation as the plant ages. Selected results from this study are presented in this paper. The operating experience data were evaluated to identify the predominant failure modes, causes, and effects. From our evaluation of the data, coupled with an assessment of the materials of construction and the operating environment, we conclude that the Westinghouse CRD system is subject to degradation which, if unchecked, could affect its safety function as a plant ages. Ways to detect and mitigate the effects of aging are included in this paper. The current maintenance for the control rod drive system at fifteen Westinghouse PWRs was obtained through a survey conducted in cooperation with EPRI and NUMARC. The results of the survey indicate that some plants have modified the system, replaced components, or expanded preventive maintenance. Several of these activities have effectively addressed the aging issue. 2 refs., 2 figs., 2 tabs.

  2. Modern Fuel Cladding in Demanding Operation - ZIRLO in Full Life High Lithium PWR Coolant

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    Kargol, Kenneth [Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Diablo Canyon Power Plant, Avila Beach, California (United States); Stevens, Jim [TXU Power, Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station, Glen Rose, Texas (United States); Bosma, John [Westinghouse Electric Company, Dallas, Texas (United States); Iyer, Jayashri; Wikmark, Gunnar [Westinghouse Electric Company, Columbia, South Carolina (United States)

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is an increasing demand to optimize the PWR water chemistry in order to minimize activity build-up in the plants and to avoid CIPS and other fuel related issues. Operation with a constant pH between 7.2 and 7.4 is generally considered an important part in achieving the optimized water chemistry. The extended long cycles currently used in most of the U.S. PWRs implies that the lithium concentration at BOC will be outside the general operating experience with such a coolant chemistry regime. With the purpose to extend the experience of high lithium coolant operation, such water chemistry has been used in a few PWRs, i.e. CPSES Unit 2 and Diablo Canyon Units 1 and 2, all with ZIRLO{sup TM} cladding. Operation with a lithium concentration up to 4.2 ppm does not show any impact of the elevated lithium, while operation with up to 6 ppm possibly produce some limited corrosion acceleration in the region of sub-nucleate boiling but has no detrimental impact under the conditions limited by current operating experience. (authors)

  3. LBB evaluation for a typical Japanese PWR primary loop by using the US NRC approved methods

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    Swamy, S.A.; Bhowmick, D.C.; Prager, D.E. [Westinghouse Nuclear Technology Division, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The regulatory requirements for postulated pipe ruptures have changed significantly since the first nuclear plants were designed. The Leak-Before-Break (LBB) methodology is now accepted as a technically justifiable approach for eliminating postulation of double-ended guillotine breaks (DEGB) in high energy piping systems. The previous pipe rupture design requirements for nuclear power plant applications are responsible for all the numerous and massive pipe whip restraints and jet shields installed for each plant. This results in significant plant congestion, increased labor costs and radiation dosage for normal maintenance and inspection. Also the restraints increase the probability of interference between the piping and supporting structures during plant heatup, thereby potentially impacting overall plant reliability. The LBB approach to eliminate postulating ruptures in high energy piping systems is a significant improvement to former regulatory methodologies, and therefore, the LBB approach to design is gaining worldwide acceptance. However, the methods and criteria for LBB evaluation depend upon the policy of individual country and significant effort continues towards accomplishing uniformity on a global basis. In this paper the historical development of the U.S. LBB criteria will be traced and the results of an LBB evaluation for a typical Japanese PWR primary loop applying U.S. NRC approved methods will be presented. In addition, another approach using the Japanese LBB criteria will be shown and compared with the U.S. criteria. The comparison will be highlighted in this paper with detailed discussion.

  4. Development of a coupling code for PWR reactor cavity radiation streaming calculation

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    Zheng, Z.; Wu, H.; Cao, L.; Zheng, Y.; Zhang, H.; Wang, M. [NECP Laboratory, School of Nuclear Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ., Xi'an Shaanxi 710049 (China)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PWR reactor cavity radiation streaming is important for the safe of the personnel and equipment, thus calculation has to be performed to evaluate the neutron flux distribution around the reactor. For this calculation, the deterministic codes have difficulties in fine geometrical modeling and need huge computer resource; and the Monte Carlo codes require very long sampling time to obtain results with acceptable precision. Therefore, a coupling method has been developed to eliminate the two problems mentioned above in each code. In this study, we develop a coupling code named DORT2MCNP to link the Sn code DORT and Monte Carlo code MCNP. DORT2MCNP is used to produce a combined surface source containing top, bottom and side surface simultaneously. Because SDEF card is unsuitable for the combined surface source, we modify the SOURCE subroutine of MCNP and compile MCNP for this application. Numerical results demonstrate the correctness of the coupling code DORT2MCNP and show reasonable agreement between the coupling method and the other two codes (DORT and MCNP). (authors)

  5. Remote Gamma Scanning System for Characterization of BWR and PWR Fuel Rod Sections

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    Crowell, Shannon L.; Alzheimer, James M.

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Sometimes challenges with the design and deployment of automated equipment in remote environments deals more with the constraints imposed by the remote environment than it does with the details of the automation. This paper discusses the development of a scanning system used to provide gamma radiation profiles of irradiated fuel rod segments. The system needed the capability to provide axial scans of cut segments of BWR and PWR fuel rods. The scanning location is A-Cell at the Radiochemical Processing Laboratory (RPL) at the Hanford site in Washington State. The criteria for the scanning equipment included axial scanning increments of a tenth of an inch or less, ability to scan fuel rods with diameters ranging from 3/8 inch to 5/8 inch in diameter, and fuel rod segments up to seven feet in length. Constraints imposed by the environment included having the gamma detector and operator controls on the outside of the hot cell and the scanning hardware on the inside of the hot cell. This entailed getting a narrow, collimated beam of radiation from the fuel rod to the detector on the outside of the hot cell while minimizing the radiation exposure caused by openings for the wires and cables traversing the hot cell walls. Setup and operation of all of the in-cell hardware needed to accommodate limited access ports and use of hot cell manipulators. The radiation levels inside the cell also imposed constraints on the materials used.

  6. Assessment of molten debris freezing in a severe RIA in-pile test. [PWR; BWR

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    El-Genk, M.S.; Moore, R.L.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An understanding of the freezing of molten debris on cold core structures following a hypothetical core meltdown accident in a light water reactor (LWR) is of importance to reactor safety analysis. The purpose of the present investigation was to analyze the transient freezing of the molten debris produced in a severe reactivity initiated accident (RIA) scoping test, designated RIA-ST-4, which was performed in the Power Burst Facility and simulated a BWR control rod drop accident. In the RIA-ST-4 experiment, a single, unirradiated, 20 wt % enriched, UO/sub 2/ fuel rod contained within a Zircaloy flow shroud was subjected to a single power burst which deposited a total energy of about 700 cal/g UO/sub 2/. This energy deposition is well above what is possible in a commercial LWR during a hypothetical control rod drop (BWR) or ejection (PWR) accident. However, the performance of such an in-pile test has provided important information regarding molten debris movement, relocation, and freezing on cold walls.

  7. XXIII ESRS Congress, Vaasa 2009 1 Working Group 2.5: Governing the Local? Rural Power, Rural Needs and Rural Policy

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    transformations, such as renewed growth in the rural population after several decades of decline (Kayser, 1993 "green" fuels to offset the world energy crisis. In contrast, since the beginning of the 1990s, other of agriculture due to the valorisation of non-productive uses of renewable rural resources (Perrier-Cornet P. (ed

  8. Licking Rural Electric Inc | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating Solar Powerstories on climateJuno Beach,October, 2012LeeCaliforniaLibertyRural

  9. Alliance for Rural Electrification | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating SolarElectricEnergy InformationTuriAlexandria BiomassRural Electrification Jump

  10. Intermountain Rural Elec Assn | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy Resources Jump to:46 - 429 Throttled (bot load) ErrorEnergyInnovationInterContinentalIntermountainRural

  11. Federated Rural Electric Assn | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating Solar Power Basics (TheEtelligence (Smart GridHomeFederated Rural Electric Assn Place:

  12. Factors Associated with Occuptional Socialization in Rural Nepal

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    Upadhyay, Kiran Dutta

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    94 FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH OCCUPATIONAL SOCIALIZATION IN RURAL NEPAL Kiran Dutra Upadhyay A country's future development is shouldered by the youth, especially in Nepal, where the majority of the populace is young and lives in rural areas. However... their future careers. Because 1985 was declared "International Youth Year", Nepal should examine the plight of its rural youth, their occupational aspirations and expectations. First and foremost, this paper aims to operationalize the term occupational...

  13. E-Print Network 3.0 - america rural economic Sample Search Results

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    Services for Rural Families." Prior to the recent economic crisis in the U... , health care reform and rural America, mental health and emotional well-being, the role of rural...

  14. Alternative Energy Projects by Rural Electric Membership Corporations (Indiana)

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    This legislation encourages the development of alternative energy projects using clean or renewable resources by rural electric membership corporations. The section establishes the Office of...

  15. Postsecondary Completion in Rural Texas: A Statewide Overview

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    Chen, Shuyu; Hall, Taylor R.; Jackson, Candace A.; Liu, Xiaodan; Morin, Zach; Sargent, Orsi T.; Steere, Vladislav S.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . (2005). Education as a rural development strategy. Amber Waves, 3(5), 22. 30 Goetz, S. J., Loveridge, S., & Albrecht, D. E. (2013). Where the jobs went after 2007 National Agricultural and Rural Development Policy Center. 31 Ibid. one reason rural...Postsecondary Completion in Rural Texas: A Statewide Overview Submitted toEducate Texas Supervised by Wynn Rosser, PhD Capstone Team Shuyu Chen Taylor R. Hall Candice A. Jackson Xiaodan Liu Zach Morin Orsi T. Sargent Vladislav S. Steere May 1...

  16. Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative- Solar Water Heater Rebate Program

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    Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative Association (Linn County RECA) is a member-owned cooperative. To encourage energy efficiency, Linn County offers a number of rebates to commercial,...

  17. Grayson Rural Electric Cooperative- Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

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    Grayson Rural Electric Cooperative provides rebates to its customers for increasing their energy efficiency. Members who make improvements based on recommendations by the utility's energy advisor...

  18. Missouri Rural Electric Cooperative- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

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    Missouri Rural Electric Cooperative (MREC) offers a number of rebates to residential customers for the purchase and installation of energy efficient equipment. Eligible equipment includes clothes...

  19. proceSS technology College of Rural and Community Development

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    Hartman, Chris

    , power generation, utilities, wastewater treatment facili- ties maintenance, and food processingproceSS technology College of Rural and Community Development Community and Technical College 907

  20. Potential of CDMA450 for Rural Network Connectivity

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    Nedevschi, Sergiu; Surana, Sonesh; Du, Bowei; Patra, Rabin; Brewer, Eric; Stan, Victor

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    capital expen- diture (CapEx), ideal for rural areas whereadditional savings in CapEx. E STABLISHED T ECHNOLOGY CDMA

  1. Comments of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association...

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    wholesale power to their distribution Cooperative member-owners. Comments of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Request for Information Addressing Policy and...

  2. Columbia Rural Electric Association- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

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    Columbia Rural Electric Association offers its residential customers a variety of rebates for the purchase of energy efficient equipment and measures. Eligible equipment includes efficient clothes...

  3. Rural Development Multi-Family Housing Energy Efficiency Initiative...

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    Development Multi-Family Housing Energy Efficiency Initiative Rural Development Multi-Family Housing Energy Efficiency Initiative In order to help create a more energy independent...

  4. Reducing rural poverty through increased access to energy services...

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    rural poverty through increased access to energy services: a review of the multifunctional platform project in Mali Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name:...

  5. Best Practices of the Alliance for Rural Electrification: what...

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    Practices of the Alliance for Rural Electrification: what renewable energy can achieve in developing countries Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Best...

  6. ESMAP-Rural Electrification Strategies/Africa Electrification...

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    Africa Electrification Initiative (RES-AEI) Jump to: navigation, search Name ESMAP-Rural Electrification StrategiesAfrica Electrification Initiative (RES-AEI) Agency...

  7. The Welfare Impact of Rural Electrification: A Reassessment of...

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    Benefits Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: The Welfare Impact of Rural Electrification: A Reassessment of the Costs and Benefits AgencyCompany...

  8. Raft River Rural Electric Coop. Vigilante Electric Coop. Northern

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    Farmers Electric Riverside Electric Minidoka Soda Springs Idaho Falls Lower Valley Energy Lost River Electric Coop. Fall River Rural Electric Coop. Salmon River Electric...

  9. The impacts of biofuels production in rural Kansas: local perceptions.

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    Iaroi, Albert

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??This dissertation examines the discourse of biofuels development in Kansas as promoted by rural growth machines. Corn-based ethanol production capacity and use in the United (more)

  10. 7/25/13 Fermilab Today www.fnal.gov/pub/today/ 1/4

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    Toback, David

    7/25/13 Fermilab Today www.fnal.gov/pub/today/ 1/4 Thursday, July 25, 2013 Subscribe | Contact Us, a weekly calendar with links to additional information. Ongoing and upcoming conferences at Fermilab Campaigns Take Five Weather Increasing clouds 79°/61° Extended forecast Weather at Fermilab Video of the Day

  11. CDF/PUB/EXOTIC/PUBLIC/10737 Search for a Standard Model Higgs Boson Decaying Into Photons

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    Fermilab

    CDF/PUB/EXOTIC/PUBLIC/10737 Search for a Standard Model Higgs Boson Decaying Into Photons at CDF) A search for the SM Higgs boson in the diphoton decay channel is reported using data corre- sponding are set on the production cross section times the H branching fraction for hypothetical Higgs boson

  12. Supporting Large-scale Continuous Stream Datacenters via Pub/Sub Middleware and Adaptive Transport Protocols

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    Schmidt, Douglas C.

    Supporting Large-scale Continuous Stream Datacenters via Pub/Sub Middleware and Adaptive Transport {mahesh, ken}@cs.cornell.edu Abstract Large-scale datacenters that handle continuous data streams require constitutes a promising area of research to address the challenges of these types of large-scale datacenters

  13. (19) United States (12) Patent Application Publication (10) pub. NO.:US 200410267456A1

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    Karney, Charles

    (19) United States (12) Patent Application Publication (10) pub. NO.:US 200410267456A1 Brunner et://charles.karney.info/biblio/brunner04.html #12;Patent Application Publication Dec. 30,2004 Sheet 1 of 8 US 200410267456A1 START 110 . i model /V 120 1 RETURN 160 'I FIG. 1 Assemble fragments Into drug leads L 150 #12;Patent Application

  14. http://www.ied.ethz.ch/pub/index 1 IED Publications List 2009

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    Fischlin, Andreas

    http://www.ied.ethz.ch/pub/index 1 IED Publications List 2009 Working Papers.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................8 Working Papers El Benni, N. Geographical Indications: Discussion and Negotiations about Protection. The Complexities of Decentralization in a Globalizing World, IED Working Paper (Vol. 8). Zurich: ETH, Institute

  15. Analysis of a rod withdrawal in a PWR core with the neutronic- thermalhydraulic coupled code RELAP/PARCS and RELAP/VALKIN

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    Miro, R.; Maggini, F.; Barrachina, T.; Verdu, G. [Departamento de Ingenieria Quimica y Nuclear, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera, 14, 46022, Valencia (Spain); Gomez, A.; Ortego, A. [IBERINCO, Avenida de Burgos, Madrid (Spain); Murillo, J. C. [CNAT, Av. Manoteras, Madrid (Spain)

    2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Reactor Ejection Accident (REA) belongs to the Reactor Initiated Accidents (RIA) category of accidents and it is part of the licensing basis accident analyses required for pressure water reactors (PWR). The REA at hot zero power (HZP) is characterized by a single rod ejection from a core position with a very low power level. The evolution consists basically of a continuous reactivity insertion. The main feature limiting the consequences of the accident in a PWR is the Doppler Effect. To check the performance of the coupled code RELAP5/PARCS2.5 and RELAP5/VALKIN a REA in Trillo NPP is simulated. These analyses will allow knowing more accurately the PWR real plant phenomenology in the RIA most limiting conditions. (authors)

  16. Assessing Transportation Disadvantage and Public Transportation Opportunites in Rural Ontario: A Case Study of Huron County .

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    Marr, Eric

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??In virtually all rural areas in Ontario the limited transportation alternatives means that rural residents without access to a personal vehicle are at great risk (more)

  17. Increasing the usage of demand-response transit in rural Kansas.

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    Geiger, Brian Christopher

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Public transportation in rural America has existed for decades. Its providers are challenged with low populations and long distances in rural areas. Many of these (more)

  18. E-Print Network 3.0 - australian rural communities Sample Search...

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    is because rural communities: Have deterministic views (about traffic safety) Tend... intervention e.g., How do we make increased police enforcement more acceptable in rural...

  19. E-Print Network 3.0 - arizona rural residents Sample Search Results

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    18. Optimization of WaterWastewater Efficiencies in Rural Arizona Towns... baseline energy usage conditions for selected rural ... Source: Gelt, Joe - Water Resources Research...

  20. E-Print Network 3.0 - adult rural population Sample Search Results

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    Faculty Research Themes Summary: : mmc18@psu.edu Research Interests Rural community health care, primary care in rural populations... research, health improvement in...

  1. E-Print Network 3.0 - america rural electrification Sample Search...

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    The Journal of Family Social Work receives all manuscript submissions Summary: , health care reform and rural America, mental health and emotional well-being, the role of rural...

  2. E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced rural transportation systems Sample...

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    of rural populations and less developed transportation networks results in fewer health care... ). These rural-urban differences in health system ... Source: Lopez-Carr, David -...

  3. E-Print Network 3.0 - analysis eletrificacao rural Sample Search...

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    Source: Texas at Austin, University of - Center for Transportation Research Collection: Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization 7 Rural Studies Program Sustainable Rural...

  4. E-Print Network 3.0 - adult rural african Sample Search Results

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    and Social Change in Kenya Summary: University, Arcata, CA, USA Summary. -- Market-based rural electrification with solar energy is increasingly... by the rural middle class. (2)...

  5. E-Print Network 3.0 - agroindustria rural del Sample Search Results

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    PARA EL DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE DEL MEDIO RURALPARA EL DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE DEL MEDIO RURAL Summary: MEDIO RURALPARA EL DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE DEL MEDIO RURAL Prembulo Medio...

  6. Prevention of postpartum hemorrhage: Options for home births in rural Ethiopia

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    Prata, Ndola; Holston, Martine; Potts, Malcolm

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for Home Births in Rural Ethiopia N. Prata 1 *, A. Gessessewinterventions. In rural Tigray, Ethiopia, traditional birthCentral Statistical Agency [Ethiopia] and ORC Macro. 2006.

  7. A safety and regulatory assessment of generic BWR and PWR permanently shutdown nuclear power plants

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    Travis, R.J.; Davis, R.E.; Grove, E.J.; Azarm, M.A. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

    1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The long-term availability of less expensive power and the increasing plant modification and maintenance costs have caused some utilities to re-examine the economics of nuclear power. As a result, several utilities have opted to permanently shutdown their plants. Each licensee of these permanently shutdown (PSD) plants has submitted plant-specific exemption requests for those regulations that they believe are no longer applicable to their facility. This report presents a regulatory assessment for generic BWR and PWR plants that have permanently ceased operation in support of NRC rulemaking activities in this area. After the reactor vessel is defueled, the traditional accident sequences that dominate the operating plant risk are no longer applicable. The remaining source of public risk is associated with the accidents that involve the spent fuel. Previous studies have indicated that complete spent fuel pool drainage is an accident of potential concern. Certain combinations of spent fuel storage configurations and decay times, could cause freshly discharged fuel assemblies to self heat to a temperature where the self sustained oxidation of the zircaloy fuel cladding may cause cladding failure. This study has defined four spent fuel configurations which encompass all of the anticipated spent fuel characteristics and storage modes following permanent shutdown. A representative accident sequence was chosen for each configuration. Consequence analyses were performed using these sequences to estimate onsite and boundary doses, population doses and economic costs. A list of candidate regulations was identified from a screening of 10 CFR Parts 0 to 199. The continued applicability of each regulation was assessed within the context of each spent fuel storage configuration and the results of the consequence analyses.

  8. Design, Feasibility, and Testing of Instrumented Rod Bundles to Improve Heat Transfer Knowledge in PWR Fuel Assemblies

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    Bergeron, A. [CEA, Saclay (France); Chataing, T.; Garnier, J. [CEA, Genoble (France); Decossin, E.; Peturaud, P. [EDF/R and D, Chatou (France); Yagnik, S.K. [Electric Power Research Institute - EPRI (United States)

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Two 5 x 5 test rod bundles mimicking the PWR fuel assembly have been adapted into two suitable test loop facilities, respectively, to carry out sufficiently detailed hydraulic and thermal measurements in identical geometric configuration. The objective is to investigate heat transfer phenomena in single-phase as well as with onset of nucleate boiling (ONB). The accuracy and reproducibility of the temperature measurements using the sliding-traversing thermocouple device under typical PWR conditions has been demonstrated in the thermal test facility. In the hydraulic loop, a Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV) system to precisely scan the local axial velocity component in each sub-channel has been implemented. The approach is to utilize mean sub-channel axial velocity distributions and pressure drop data from the hydraulic loop and the global boundary conditions (Pressure, Temperature, flow rate) from the thermal loop to simulate sub-channels in appropriate T/H codes. This permits computation of sub-channel averaged fluid temperatures (as well as mass velocity) in various subchannels within the test bundle. Subsequently, in conjunction with the wall temperatures and applied heat flux values from the thermal loop, it is possible to develop a complete map of heat transfer coefficients along the 9 instrumented central heater rods. Locations downstream of spacer grids would be of special interest. Depending on pressure, mass velocity and heat flux conditions of a given test, the inlet temperature will be a parameter to be varied so that the ONB boundary can be observed within the bundle. Detailed designs of the test section, required loop modifications, and adaptation of specialized instrumentation and data acquisition systems have been accomplished in both test loops. Further we have established that based on such detailed rod surface temperature and sub-channel axial velocity measurements, it is possible to achieve sufficient accuracy in the temperature measurements to meet the objective of improving the heat transfer correlations applicable to PWR cores. (authors)

  9. Investigation of the behaviour of high burn-up PWR fuel under RIA conditions in the CABRI test reactor

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    Schmitz, F.; Papin, J.; Haessler, M.; Nervi, J.C. [Institut de Protection et de Surete Nucleaire (France); Permezel, P. [Electricite de France, Septen (France)

    1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Performance, reliability and economics are the goal criteria for fuel pin design and development. For steady state behaviour and operational transients, the demonstration is made worldwide that burn-up of more than 60 GWd/t can be reached reliably with improved PWR fuel. It has however not been demonstrated yet that safety criteria, related to design basis accident scenarios, are still respected at these high burn-up levels. In particular, for the reactivity initiated accident (RIA), resulting from a postulated, rapid removal of control rod elements, the amount of energy injection must be limited by design such that no severe damage to the core and its structures might occur.

  10. arXiv:hep-ph/0208209v313Dec2002 FERMILAB-Pub-02/114-T

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    arXiv:hep-ph/0208209v313Dec2002 FERMILAB-Pub-02/114-T SCIPP 02/07 hep­ph/0208209 Higgs Boson Theory

  11. Aesthetics of the Cross - Competing Interpretations of the Klu Klux Klan Cross in Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board v. Pinette, 5 Kan. J. L. & Pub. Pol'y 37 (1996)

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    Kissam, Philip C.

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    HeinOnline -- 5 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol?y 37 1995-1996 HeinOnline -- 5 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol?y 38 1995-1996 HeinOnline -- 5 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol?y 39 1995-1996 HeinOnline -- 5 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol?y 40 1995-1996 HeinOnline -- 5 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol?y 41... 1995-1996 HeinOnline -- 5 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol?y 42 1995-1996 ...

  12. Center for Excellence in Rural Safety Mid-Term Report

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    Levinson, David M.

    , and public policies can act together to improve driver safety.We work in collaboration with federal, stateCenter for Excellence in Rural Safety Mid-Term Report July 2008 #12;#12;Contents Rural Safety safety................2 RESEARCH End-to-End Emergency Response

  13. Off-grid Energy in Rural India: Policy Recommendations for

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    Mauzerall, Denise

    . Lacayo Advisor: Prof. Denise Mauzerall WWS Undergraduate Task Force: Energy for Sustainable DevelopmentLacayo 1 Off-grid Energy in Rural India: Policy Recommendations for Effective UN Projects Antonio I Abstract Rural areas in developing countries suffer significantly from energy scarcity, forcing people

  14. Tegola tiered mesh network testbed in rural Scotland

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    Bernardi, Giacomo; Buneman, Peter; Marina, Mahesh

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many rural and remote communities around the world see themselves on the wrong side of the digital divide. In particular, there is evidence to suggest that there is a growing digital divide between urban and rural areas in terms of broadband...

  15. Economic changes and afforestation incentives in rural China Sylvie Dmurger

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 Economic changes and afforestation incentives in rural China Sylvie Dmurger HIEBS of this paper is to examine the forces that shape the afforestation incentives of rural economic agents and Economics (Beijing) Corresponding author: Sylvie Dmurger HK Institute of Economics & Business Strategy

  16. Measuring the poverty reduction potential of land in rural Mexico

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    Sadoulet, Elisabeth

    Measuring the poverty reduction potential of land in rural Mexico Frederico Finan, Elisabeth debate on the role of land as an instrument for poverty reduction, we analyze the conditions under which access to land reduces poverty in Mexican rural communities. Semi-parametric regression results show

  17. Scaling Up Primary Education Services in Rural India

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    Scaling Up Primary Education Services in Rural India Nirupam Bajpai, Ravindra H. Dholakia and Sustainable Development The Earth Institute at Columbia University www.earth.columbia.edu #12;Scaling up attempt to address two key questions in this paper: 1) In terms of state-wide scaling up of rural services

  18. biogas for rural communities TD390 Supervised learning: Study report

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    Sohoni, Milind

    0 biogas for rural communities TD390 Supervised learning: Study report Vaibhav Nasery Roll No. 08D highly successful rural biogas models wherein biogas is produced and utilized as a cooking fuel by the villagers. The two models studied are the Community Biogas plant established by SUMUL Dairy at Bhintbudrak

  19. Incubating Innovation for Rural Electrification. Executive Summary

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    NONE

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In June, the team held a workshop on ''Low Carbon Sustainable Rural Electrification'' in Salima, Malawi. Co-organized with the Government of Malawi's Department of Energy, this event gathered participants from the energy, telecom, non-profit, banking sectors as well as from governmental and international agencies to discuss the potential development of private led off-grid electrification in Malawi where only 9% of the population has currently access to electricity. A very active participation provided us with insightful feedback and valuable recommendations.

  20. Viet Nam Rural Electrification | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia:FAQ < RAPID Jump to:Seadov PtyInformation UCOpenVerona, New Jersey:012225°, -77.2652604°Viet Nam Rural

  1. Wells Rural Electric Co | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating SolarElectric Coop,Save EnergyGlouster,Winside,WarrenWells Rural Electric Co Place:

  2. Rural Cooperative Geothermal Development Electric & Agriculture

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustion | Department ofT ib l LPROJECTS IN7 Roadmap for Bioenergy andRoute-Based ControlsRural

  3. The Center for Excellence in Rural Safety (CERS) at the University of Minnesota developed the Rural Highway Safety

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    Minnesota, University of

    , and work-zone safety. · Complements SafeRoadMaps.org, a mapping tool also developed by CERS. · ListsThe Center for Excellence in Rural Safety (CERS) at the University of Minnesota developed the Rural Highway Safety Clearinghouse in 2008 with support from the Federal High- way Administration (FHWA) as part

  4. Testing and analyses of the TN-24P PWR spent-fuel dry storage cask loaded with consolidated fuel

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    McKinnon, M A; Michener, T E; Jensen, M F; Rodman, G R

    1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A performance test of a Transnuclear, Inc. TN-24P storage cask configured for pressurized water reactor (PWR) spent fuel was performed. The work was performed by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) and Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) for the US Department of Energy Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) and the Electric Power Research Institute. The performance test consisted of loading the TN-24P cask with 24 canisters of consolidated PWR spent fuel from Virginia Power's Surry and Florida Power and Light's Turkey Point reactors. Cask surface and fuel canister guide tube temperatures were measured, as were cask surface gamma and neutron dose rates. Testing was performed with vacuum, nitrogen, and helium backfill environments in both vertical and horizontal cask orientations. Transnuclear, Inc., arranged to have a partially insulated run added to the end of the test to simulate impact limiters. Limited spent fuel integrity data were also obtained. From both heat transfer and shielding perspectives, the TN-24P cask with minor refinements can be effectively implemented at reactor sites and central storage facilities for safe storage of unconsolidated and consolidated spent fuel. 35 refs., 93 figs., 17 tabs.

  5. Analysis of a Defected Dissimilar Metal Weld in a PWR Power Plant

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    Efsing, P. [Barseback Kraft AB, P.O. Box 524, Loddekopinge SE-246 25 (Sweden); Lagerstrom, J. [Vattenfall AB, Ringhals, 430 22 Vaeroebacka (Sweden)

    2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the refueling outage 2000, inspections of the RC-loops of one of the Ringhals PWR-units, Ringhals 4, indicated surface breaking defects in the axial direction of the piping in a dissimilar weld between the Low alloy steel nozzle and the stainless safe end in the hot leg. In addition some indications were found that there were embedded defects in the weld material. These defects were judged as being insignificant to the structural integrity. The welds were inspected in 1993 with the result that no significant indications were found. The weld it self is a double U weld, where the thickness of the material is ideally 79,5 mm. Its is constructed by Inconel 182 weld material. At the nozzle a buttering was applied, also by Inconel 182. The In-service inspection, ISI, of the object indicated four axial defects, 9-16 mm deep. During fabrication, the areas where the defects are found were repaired at least three times, onto a maximum depth of 32 mm. To evaluate the defects, 6 boat samples from the four axial defects were cut from the perimeter and shipped to the hot-cell laboratory for further examination. This examination revealed that the two deep defects had been under sized by the ISI outside the requirement set by the inspection tolerances, while the two shallow defects were over sized, but within the tolerances of the detection system. When studying the safety case it became evident that there were several missing elements in the way this problems is handled with respect to the Swedish safety evaluation code. Among these the most notable at the beginning was the absence of reliable fracture mechanical data such as crack growth laws and fracture toughness at elevated temperature. Both these questions were handled by the project. The fracture mechanical evaluation has focused on a fit for service principal. Thus defects both in the unaffected zones and the disturbed zones, boat sample cutouts, of the weld have been analyzed. With reference to the Swedish safety evaluation system in accordance to the regulatory demands, a safety evaluation was performed using the R6-method. The failure assessment diagram is modified by the addition of the ASME XI safety factors both for limit load analysis and fracture assessment. This results in a very high conservatism since the secondary stresses such as residual stresses are high in the area. In order to quantify this effect an analysis in accordance to ASME IWB-3640, App. C was performed. This analysis provides the decision-makers with a sensitivity study; important to have to value the real risk of any missed defects in the area. (authors)

  6. TOPICAL REPORT ON ACTINIDE-ONLY BURNUP CREDIT FOR PWR SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL PACKAGES

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    DOE

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A methodology for performing and applying nuclear criticality safety calculations, for PWR spent nuclear fuel (SNF) packages with actinide-only burnup credit, is described. The changes in the U-234, U-235, U-236, U-238, Pu-238, Pu-239, Pu-240, Pu-241, Pu-242, and Am-241 concentration with burnup are used in burnup credit criticality analyses. No credit for fission product neutron absorbers is taken. The methodology consists of five major steps. (1) Validate a computer code system to calculate isotopic concentrations of SNF created during burnup in the reactor core and subsequent decay. A set of chemical assay benchmarks is presented for this purpose as well as a method for assessing the calculational bias and uncertainty, and conservative correction factors for each isotope. (2) Validate a computer code system to predict the subcritical multiplication factor, k{sub eff}, of a spent nuclear fuel package. Fifty-seven UO{sub 2}, UO{sub 2}/Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}, and UO{sub 2}/PuO{sub 2} critical experiments have been selected to cover anticipated conditions of SNF. The method uses an upper safety limit on k{sub eff} (which can be a function of the trending parameters) such that the biased k{sub eff}, when increased for the uncertainty is less than 0.95. (3) Establish bounding conditions for the isotopic concentration and criticality calculations. Three bounding axial profiles have been established to assure the ''end effect'' is accounted for conservatively. (4) Use the validated codes and bounding conditions to generate package loading criteria (burnup credit loading curves). Burnup credit loading curves show the minimum burnup required for a given initial enrichment. The utility burnup record is compared to this requirement after the utility accounts for the uncertainty in its record. Separate curves may be generated for each assembly design, various minimum cooling times and burnable absorber histories. (5) Verify that SNF assemblies meet the package loading criteria and confirm proper assembly selection prior to loading. A measurement of the average assembly burnup is required and that measurement must be within 10% of the utility burnup record for the assembly to be accepted. The measurement device must be accurate to within 10%. Each step is described in detail for use with any computer code system and is then demonstrated with the SCALE 4.2 computer code package using 27BURNUPLIB cross sections.

  7. SECTION 595 WRDA 1999, AS AMENDED IDAHO, MONTANA, RURAL NEVADA, NEW MEXICO,

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    SECTION 595 ­ WRDA 1999, AS AMENDED IDAHO, MONTANA, RURAL NEVADA, NEW MEXICO, RURAL UTAH-Federal interests in Idaho, Montana, rural Nevada, New Mexico, rural Utah, and Wyoming pursuant to Section 595 to, NEPA and Section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1341). #12;

  8. SECTION 595 WRDA 1999, AS AMENDED IDAHO, MONTANA, RURAL NEVADA, NEW MEXICO,

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    SECTION 595 ­ WRDA 1999, AS AMENDED IDAHO, MONTANA, RURAL NEVADA, NEW MEXICO, RURAL UTAH environmental assistance to non-Federal interests in Idaho, Montana, rural Nevada, New Mexico, rural Utah Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321-4347; hereinafter "NEPA") and Section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution

  9. Community Internet Access in Rural Areas: Solving the Economic Sustainability Puzzle

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    - oping nations. In researching and studying the economic self-sustainability of the Internet in rural

  10. SECTION 595 WRDA 1999, AS AMENDED IDAHO, MONTANA, RURAL NEVADA, NEW MEXICO,

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    SECTION 595 ­ WRDA 1999, AS AMENDED IDAHO, MONTANA, RURAL NEVADA, NEW MEXICO, RURAL UTAH 102 of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2006, Public Law 109-103. 15 July 2009 for Idaho, rural Nevada, and rural Utah. In addition, text was added at each location of Note 7 to address

  11. arXiv:hep-ph/9906310v110Jun1999 SLAC-PUB-8173

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    arXiv:hep-ph/9906310v110Jun1999 SLAC-PUB-8173 SCIPP-99/24 hep-ph/9906310 June, 1999 Neutrino masses-generation models, three sneutrino-antisneutrino mass splittings are generated at tree-level. In contrast, only one neutrino mass is generated at tree-level; the other two neutrinos acquire masses at one-loop. In many

  12. PUB-3000 Chapter 8 | ELECTRICAL SAFETY | REV'D 08/10 ELECTRICAL SAFETY

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    Knowles, David William

    PUB-3000 Chapter 8 | ELECTRICAL SAFETY | REV'D 08/10 Chapter 8 ELECTRICAL SAFETY Contents Approved.5 Electrical Hazards r 8.5.1 Electrical Shock r 8.5.2 Delayed Effects r 8.5.3 Arc-flash r 8.5.4 Arc Blast r 8) r 8.6.3 Safe Work Practices r 8.6.4 Safe Work Rules 8.7 Energized Electrical Work Requirements r 8

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

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

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

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

  15. PWR core design, neutronics evaluation and fuel cycle analysis for thorium-uranium breeding recycle

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    Bi, G.; Liu, C.; Si, S. [Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Inst., No. 29, Hongcao Road, Shanghai, 200233 (China)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper was focused on core design, neutronics evaluation and fuel cycle analysis for Thorium-Uranium Breeding Recycle in current PWRs, without any major change to the fuel lattice and the core internals, but substituting the UOX pellet with Thorium-based pellet. The fuel cycle analysis indicates that Thorium-Uranium Breeding Recycle is technically feasible in current PWRs. A 4-loop, 193-assembly PWR core utilizing 17 x 17 fuel assemblies (FAs) was taken as the model core. Two mixed cores were investigated respectively loaded with mixed reactor grade Plutonium-Thorium (PuThOX) FAs and mixed reactor grade {sup 233}U-Thorium (U{sub 3}ThOX) FAs on the basis of reference full Uranium oxide (UOX) equilibrium-cycle core. The UOX/PuThOX mixed core consists of 121 UOX FAs and 72 PuThOX FAs. The reactor grade {sup 233}U extracted from burnt PuThOX fuel was used to fabrication of U{sub 3}ThOX for starting Thorium-. Uranium breeding recycle. In UOX/U{sub 3}ThOX mixed core, the well designed U{sub 3}ThOX FAs with 1.94 w/o fissile uranium (mainly {sup 233}U) were located on the periphery of core as a blanket region. U{sub 3}ThOX FAs remained in-core for 6 cycles with the discharged burnup achieving 28 GWD/tHM. Compared with initially loading, the fissile material inventory in U{sub 3}ThOX fuel has increased by 7% via 1-year cooling after discharge. 157 UOX fuel assemblies were located in the inner of UOX/U{sub 3}ThOX mixed core refueling with 64 FAs at each cycle. The designed UOX/PuThOX and UOX/U{sub 3}ThOX mixed core satisfied related nuclear design criteria. The full core performance analyses have shown that mixed core with PuThOX loading has similar impacts as MOX on several neutronic characteristic parameters, such as reduced differential boron worth, higher critical boron concentration, more negative moderator temperature coefficient, reduced control rod worth, reduced shutdown margin, etc.; while mixed core with U{sub 3}ThOX loading on the periphery of core has no visible impacts on neutronic characteristics compared with reference full UOX core. The fuel cycle analysis has shown that {sup 233}U mono-recycling with U{sub 3}ThOX fuel could save 13% of natural uranium resource compared with UOX once through fuel cycle, slightly more than that of Plutonium single-recycling with MOX fuel. If {sup 233}U multi-recycling with U{sub 3}ThOX fuel is implemented, more natural uranium resource would be saved. (authors)

  16. Effect of Government Policies on Urban and Rural Income Inequality

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    Perloff, Jeffrey M.

    al. (2001), although the impact of the recent welfare reform does not appear to differ greatly that the impact of welfare reform on employment and earnings in the rural areas is smaller than in the urban areas

  17. Investigating Childhood Overweight and Obesity in Rural Settings

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    Serrano, Katrina 1983-

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Childrens risk for overweight and obesity is particularly high in rural areas of the United States. Many health, psychosocial, and economic consequences are associated with childhood overweight and obesity, which concerns health researchers...

  18. Fuelwood Use by Rural Households in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest

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    Wilcox-Moore, Kellie J.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Fuelwood is an important source of domestic energy in rural regions of Brazil. In the Zona da Mata of Minas Gerais, native species from the Atlantic Forest are an important source of fuelwood, supplemented by wood from eucalyptus and coffee...

  19. NEJC: "Rural Development: Access to Justice and Access to Opportunities"

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    Description: This workshop will focus on understanding the programs of Rural Development (RD) and how a new generation of committed leaders and experts is needed to continue the contribution these...

  20. Butler Rural Electric Cooperative- Residential Rebate Program (Ohio)

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    Butler Rural Electric Cooperative provides rebates for geothermal heat pumps, dual fuel heating systems, and water heaters. A $1,200 rebate is available to residential members that install a new...

  1. Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative- Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

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    Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative Association (Linn County RECA) is a member-owned cooperative. To encourage energy efficiency, Linn County offers a number of rebates to residential customers....

  2. Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative- Agricultural Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

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    Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative Association (Linn County RECA) is a member-owned cooperative. To encourage energy efficiency, Linn County offers a number of equipment rebates to agricultural...

  3. The Rural Opportunity Initiative Enhanced Job Tax Credit (Tennessee)

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    The Rural Opportunity Initiative Enhanced Job Tax Credit program provides enhanced job tax credits to businesses locating or expanding in certain Tennessee counties considered Tier 2 or Tier 3...

  4. Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

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    Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative Association (Linn County RECA) is a member-owned cooperative. To encourage energy efficiency, Linn County offers a number of rebates to residential customers....

  5. Butler Rural Electric Cooperative- Energy Efficiency Improvement Loan Program

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    Butler Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. provides low interest loans (3.5%) for members to make energy efficiency improvements in eligible homes. There is a $15 application fee for all loans plus...

  6. The 2009 Outlook for Texas Rural Land Values

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    Klinefelter, Danny A.

    2009-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Farm income in 2009 will likely decline from previous years, and the value of rural land is likely to flatten out also. Producers need to increase their emphasis on financial and risk management....

  7. National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Smart Grid Demonstrati...

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    Projects1 This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Smart Grid Demonstration Project is a U.S....

  8. Flexible Networks as a Means to Enhance Rural

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    Wu, Qinglin

    networks that can improve the efficiency of society by facilitating coordinated actions. In particular, organizational development, small business management and entrepreneurship, sociological, and rural development organizational form. In addition, insights into the problems or obstacles facing small and medium sized

  9. Traits Affecting Household Livestock Marketing Decisions in Rural Kenya

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    Traits Affecting Household Livestock Marketing Decisions in Rural Kenya Katherine L. Baldwin community of Central Kenya, we regressed household offtake rate of both cattle and smallstock against in Kenya. Because pastoralist economies depend almost exclusively upon livestock production, most recent

  10. Characteristics of rural bank acquisitions: a logit analysis

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    Applewhite, Jennifer Lynn

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study evaluates acquisitions of rural banks by multi-bank holding companies. Evaluation of pre-acquisition characteristics including profitability, size, market concentration, and agricultural lending volume are the basis of the analysis...

  11. Safety and licensing issues that are being addressed by the Power Burst Facility test programs. [PWR; BWR

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    McCardell, R.K.; MacDonald, P.E.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents an overview of the results of the experimental program being conducted in the Power Burst Facility and the relationship of these results to certain safety and licensing issues. The safety issues that were addressed by the Power-Cooling-Mismatch, Reactivity Initiated Accident, and Loss of Coolant Accident tests, which comprised the original test program in the Power Burst Facility, are discussed. The resolution of these safety issues based on the results of the thirty-six tests performed to date, is presented. The future resolution of safety issues identified in the new Power Burst Facility test program which consists of tests which simulate BWR and PWR operational transients, anticipated transients without scram, and severe fuel damage accidents, is described.

  12. Development code for sensitivity and uncertainty analysis of input on the MCNPX for neutronic calculation in PWR core

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    Hartini, Entin, E-mail: entin@batan.go.id; Andiwijayakusuma, Dinan, E-mail: entin@batan.go.id [Center for Development of Nuclear Informatics - National Nuclear Energy Agency, PUSPIPTEK, Serpong, Tangerang, Banten (Indonesia)

    2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This research was carried out on the development of code for uncertainty analysis is based on a statistical approach for assessing the uncertainty input parameters. In the butn-up calculation of fuel, uncertainty analysis performed for input parameters fuel density, coolant density and fuel temperature. This calculation is performed during irradiation using Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport. The Uncertainty method based on the probabilities density function. Development code is made in python script to do coupling with MCNPX for criticality and burn-up calculations. Simulation is done by modeling the geometry of PWR terrace, with MCNPX on the power 54 MW with fuel type UO2 pellets. The calculation is done by using the data library continuous energy cross-sections ENDF / B-VI. MCNPX requires nuclear data in ACE format. Development of interfaces for obtaining nuclear data in the form of ACE format of ENDF through special process NJOY calculation to temperature changes in a certain range.

  13. The toughness of irradiated pressure water reactor (PWR) vessel shell rings and the effect of segregation zones

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    Bethmont, M.; Frund, J.M. [Electricite de France, Moret-sur-Loing (France); Housin, B. [Framatome, Paris La Defense (France). Materials and Technology Dept.; Soulat, P. [Commissariat a l`Energie Atomique, Gif-sur-Yvette (France)

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    To establish the integrity of pressure water reactor (PWR) vessels it is necessary to determine the toughness of A508Cl.3 steel at the end of its life, that is after thermal aging and irradiation embrittlement. In safety analyses the toughness can be deduced from a reference curve set forth in the code (ASME or RCC-M). The validity of the reference curve has been verified for several years for unirradiated French reactor vessels. Tests were performed on specimens taken from materials having heterogeneities in chemical composition. For most of the test results the reference curve is a lower bound. To solve te problem of determining the toughness of SA 508 Cl.3 steel after irradiation and in the presence of possible heterogeneities, the toughness results were gathered. The synthesis shows that the RCC-M code curve is conservative.

  14. Ten year RPV inspections experiences in a PWR in Spain: Improvements in the inner-radius inspection techniques

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    Gonzalez, E.; Willke, A. [Tecnatom, S.A., Madrid (Spain)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The in-service inspection of an RPV, performed in accordance with the scope and requirements of Section 11 of the ASME Code at the end of the ten year interval, is one of the most complicated ISI activities carried out. Special resources and tools are required for successful performance of this type of inspection: (1) preparation and planning; (2) mechanical scanner; (3) data acquisition and analysis system; and (4) ultrasonic techniques. This paper describes the most relevant issues relating to RPV inspection, along with the experience obtained during the inspection of the RPV of a 930 MW Spanish PWR plant in 1992. Special attention is paid to the improvements achieved with respect to inspection of the inner-radius areas of the primary nozzles.

  15. Development of a Safeguards Verification Method and Instrument to Detect Pin Diversion from Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) Spent Fuel Assemblies

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    Ham, Y S; Maldonado, G I; Burdo, J; He, T

    2006-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A technical safeguards challenge has remained for decades for the IAEA to identify possible diversion of nuclear fuel pins from Light Water Reactor (LWR) spent fuel assemblies. In fact, as modern nuclear power plants are pushed to higher power levels and longer fuel cycles, fuel failures (i.e., ''leakers'') as well as the corresponding fuel assembly repairs (i.e., ''reconstitutions'') are commonplace occurrences within the industry. Fuel vendors have performed hundreds of reconstitutions in the past two decades, thus, an evolved know-how and sophisticated tools exist to disassemble irradiated fuel assemblies and replace damaged pins with dummy stainless steel or other type rods. Various attempts have been made in the past two decades to develop a technology to identify a possible diversion of pin(s) and to determine whether some pins are missing or replaced with dummy or fresh fuel pins. However, to date, there are no safeguards instruments that can detect a possible pin diversion scenario to the requirements of the IAEA. The FORK detector system [1-2] can characterize spent fuel assemblies using operator declared data, but it is not sensitive enough to detect missing pins from spent fuel assemblies. Likewise, an emission computed tomography system [3] has been used to try to detect missing pins from a spent fuel assembly, which has shown some potential for identifying possible missing pins but this capability has not yet been fully demonstrated. The use of such a device in the future would not be envisaged, especially in an inexpensive, easy to handle setting for field applications. In this article, we describe a concept and ongoing research to help develop a new safeguards instrument for the detection of pin diversions in a PWR spent fuel assembly. The proposed instrument is based on one or more very thin radiation detectors that could be inserted within the guide tubes of a Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) assembly. Ultimately, this work could lead to the development of a detector cluster and corresponding high-precision driving system to collect radiation signatures inside PWR spent fuel assemblies. The data obtained would provide the spatial distribution of the neutron and gamma flux fields within the spent fuel assembly, while the data analysis would be used to help identify missing or replaced pins. Monte Carlo simulations have been performed to help validate this concept using a realistic 17 x 17 PWR spent fuel assembly [4-5]. The initial results of this study show that neutron profile in the guide tubes, when obtained in the presence of missing pins, can be identifiably different from the profiles obtained without missing pins, Our latest simulations have focused upon a specific type of fission chamber that could be tested for this application.

  16. Land Reallocation Reform in Rural China: A Behavioral Economics Perspective

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    Feng, Lei; Bao, Helen X. H.; Jiang, Yan

    2014-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    in 9 The 2008 and 2010 surveys were conducted jointly by the Rural Development Institute, Renmin University of China, and Michigan State University. 10 The survey sampling consisted of two stages. In the first stage, 17 provinces were selected... Based on five surveys conducted by Renmin University of China (RUC) and Rural Development Institute (RDI) in the US. 5 The remainder of the paper is organized as follows. The development of the theoretical framework and testable hypotheses...

  17. On the last mile : the effects of telecommunications regulation and deregulation in the rural western United States and Canada

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    Kozak, Nadine Irne

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    5, 2007; Rural Non- Ranch Resident and Energy Healer (3D-installation of Rural Non-Ranch Resident and Energy Healer (installation. Rural Non-Ranch Resident and Energy Healer (

  18. Rural electrification, climate change, and local economies: Facilitating communication in development policy and practice on Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast

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    Casillas, Christian E.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    oflow?cost,low?carbonruralenergy services. EnergyinteractionsI:Aruralenergysystemsmodel. Energy,10(15 Figure3:RuralenergysupplycurveforOrinocoand

  19. PWR blowdown heat transfer separate-effects program - Thermal-Hydraulic Test Facility experimental data report for test 177. [Contains microfiche data

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    Clemons, V.D.; Flanders, R.M.; Craddick, W.G.

    1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Reduced instrument responses are presented for Thermal-Hydraulic Test Facility (THTF) test 177, which is part of the ORNL Pressurized-Water Reactor (PWR) Blowdown Heat Transfer Separate-Effects Program. Objective of the program is to investigate the thermal-hydraulic phenomenon governing the energy transfer and transport processes that occur during a loss-of-coolant accident in a PWR system. Test 177 was conducted at the request of Idaho National Engineering Laboratory ''for use in the independent assessment of RELAP4/MOD6.'' Primary purpose of this report is to make the reduced instrument responses during test 177 available. The responses are presented in graphical form in engineering units and have been analyzed only to the extent necessary to assure reasonableness and consistency. The data are presented in microfiche form.

  20. Evaluation of storing Shippingport Core II spent blanket fuel assemblies in the T Plant PWR Core II fuel pool without active cooling

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    Gilbert, E.R.; Lanning, D.D. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Dana, C.M.; Hedengren, D.C. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

    1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PWR Core II fuel pool chiller-off test was conducted because it appeared possible that acceptable pool-water temperatures could be maintained without operating the chillers, thus saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in maintenance and replacement costs. Test results showed that the water-cooling capability is no longer needed to maintain pool temperature below 38{degrees}C (100{degrees}F).

  1. Central Illinois Pub Serv Co (Illinois) EIA Revenue and Sales - February

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 NoPublic Utilities Address: 160Benin:Energy Information on PV2009 | Open Energy Information Pub Serv Co for

  2. Central Illinois Pub Serv Co (Illinois) EIA Revenue and Sales - January

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 NoPublic Utilities Address: 160Benin:Energy Information on PV2009 | Open Energy Information Pub Serv Co

  3. Central Illinois Pub Serv Co (Illinois) EIA Revenue and Sales - January

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 NoPublic Utilities Address: 160Benin:Energy Information on PV2009 | Open Energy Information Pub Serv Co2009 |

  4. Central Illinois Pub Serv Co (Illinois) EIA Revenue and Sales - June 2008 |

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 NoPublic Utilities Address: 160Benin:Energy Information on PV2009 | Open Energy Information Pub Serv Co2009

  5. Central Illinois Pub Serv Co (Illinois) EIA Revenue and Sales - March 2008

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 NoPublic Utilities Address: 160Benin:Energy Information on PV2009 | Open Energy Information Pub Serv Co2009|

  6. Central Illinois Pub Serv Co (Illinois) EIA Revenue and Sales - May 2008 |

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 NoPublic Utilities Address: 160Benin:Energy Information on PV2009 | Open Energy Information Pub Serv

  7. Central Illinois Pub Serv Co (Illinois) EIA Revenue and Sales - November

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 NoPublic Utilities Address: 160Benin:Energy Information on PV2009 | Open Energy Information Pub Serv2008 |

  8. Central Illinois Pub Serv Co (Illinois) EIA Revenue and Sales - October

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 NoPublic Utilities Address: 160Benin:Energy Information on PV2009 | Open Energy Information Pub Serv2008

  9. Central Illinois Pub Serv Co (Illinois) EIA Revenue and Sales - September

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 NoPublic Utilities Address: 160Benin:Energy Information on PV2009 | Open Energy Information Pub Serv20082008

  10. A cross-sectional study of the prevalence and risk factors for hypertension in rural Nepali women

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    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and risk factors for hypertension in rural Nepali women. BMCHe J: Global burden of hypertension: analysis of worldwideNeupane RP: Prevalence of hypertension in a rural community

  11. Scoping design analyses for optimized shipping casks containing 1-, 2-, 3-, 5-, 7-, or 10-year-old PWR spent fuel

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    Bucholz, J.A.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report details many of the interrelated considerations involved in optimizing large Pb, Fe, or U-metal spent fuel shipping casks containing 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, or 10-year-old PWR fuel assemblies. Scoping analyses based on criticality, shielding, and heat transfer considerations indicate that some casks may be able to hold as many as 18 to 21 ten-year-old PWR fuel assemblies. In the criticality section, a new type of inherently subcritical fuel assembly separator is described which uses hollow, borated stainless-steel tubes in the wall-forming structure between the assemblies. In another section, details of many n/..gamma.. shielding optimization studies are presented, including the optimal n/..gamma.. design points and the actual shielding requirements for each type of cask as a function of the age of the spent fuel and the number of assemblies in the cask. Multigroup source terms based on ORIGEN2 calculations at these and other decay times are also included. Lastly, the numerical methods and experimental correlations used in the steady-state and transient heat transfer analyses are fully documented, as are pertinent aspects of the SCOPE code for Shipping Cask Optimization and Parametric Evaluation. (While only casks for square, intact PWR fuel assemblies were considered in this study, the SCOPE code may also be used to design and analyze casks containing canistered spent fuel or other waste material. An abbreviated input data guide is included as an appendix).

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

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    Hamilton, Shane, 1976-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  13. DOE WINDExchange Webinar: Rural Energy for America Program 2014 Farm Bill

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    In February, Congress passed a new Farm Bill that includes an Energy Title. The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides grants and loan guarantees to farmers, ranchers, and rural small...

  14. E-Print Network 3.0 - al hospital rural Sample Search Results

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

    search results for: al hospital rural Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 RESPONDING TO RURAL HEALTH DISPARITIES IN THE UNITED STATES: THE GEOGRAPHY OF EMERGENCY CARE AND TELEMEDICAL...

  15. PubMed contains all of MEDLINE (1966-present), OLDMEDLINE (1946-1965), PubMed in-process records (new citations not yet fully indexed) and some additional non-MEDLINE citations. It is the primary database for researchers in the fields of biochemistry, mol

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    BASIC SEARCH TECHNIQUES PubMed searching is easy. Just enter your search terms in the search box to additional searching options. Keyword Searching Enter one or more keywords (e.g., molecular motors) in the search box and click Search. PubMed automatically combines (ANDs) significant terms together using

  16. About Kings Area Rural Transit The Kings County Area Public Transit Agency operates the Kings

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    Greenberg, Albert

    Case Study About Kings Area Rural Transit The Kings County Area Public Transit Agency operates's Central Valley. In the middle is Kings County, home to diverse communities of rural workers. The county the Kings Area Rural Transit (KART) vanpool program in California's San Joaquin Valley. Part of KART

  17. WA-RD 470.1 June 1999 Demand Forecasting for Rural Transit

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    WA-RD 470.1 June 1999 Demand Forecasting for Rural Transit This summary describes the key findings of a WSDOT project that is documented more fully in the technical report titled "Demand Forecasting for Rural to Washington for predicting demand for rural public transportation. Three Washington-based models were

  18. The SME boom in rural South Africa links to electricity and telephony

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    -) ) The SME boom in rural South Africa links to electricity and telephony Paper to be presented in rural South Africa, with a special focus on electricity and telephone access. The micro data we analyse of the historically disadvantaged "deep rural" areas. In parallel to a doubled electricity access, we find a 14-fold

  19. OFF-GRID RENEWABLE ENERGY OPTIONS FOR RURAL ELECTRIFICATION IN WESTERN CHINA

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    Delaware, University of

    OFF-GRID RENEWABLE ENERGY OPTIONS FOR RURAL ELECTRIFICATION IN WESTERN CHINA by the Center in the field of renewable energy utilization in rural areas. John Byrne Director, CEEP #12;iii TABLE..............................................................................................................2 1.4 Renewable Energy and Rural Electrification: A Conceptual Understanding............3 2. PROFILE

  20. Vice Chancellor's PhD Scholarships School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences

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    Evans, Paul

    Vice Chancellor's PhD Scholarships School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences Rural Energy appropriate local sources of energy generation ­ close to the users of the energy. In rural areas communities Communities and the Farm as a Powerstation The challenge of a decentralised energy system is finding

  1. Far Away from the Forest? Fuelwood Collection and Time Allocation in Rural India

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    Bandyopadhyay, Antar

    . Thus energy policies that address deforestation and rural energy use must account for urban energy useFar Away from the Forest? Fuelwood Collection and Time Allocation in Rural India Ujjayant the effect of reduced forest cover on household time allocation in rural India. We find that costlier access

  2. Energy Efficient Communication in Next Generation Rural-Area Wireless Networks

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    Belding-Royer, Elizabeth M.

    Energy Efficient Communication in Next Generation Rural-Area Wireless Networks Veljko Pejovic. Rural-area networks are seen as the main beneficiaries and white spaces communication is ex- pected to outperform current wireless solutions in this domain. However, rural networks often have to rely

  3. DOES THE LOCAL EMBEDDEDNESS OF ENERGY PRODUCTION CONTRIBUTE TO SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT? SOME

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 DOES THE LOCAL EMBEDDEDNESS OF ENERGY PRODUCTION CONTRIBUTE TO SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT Europe. From a rural perspective, the spreading of wind energy parks is the comeback of energy production in the rural system after fifty years of concentration of energy production in towns, in nuclear power stations

  4. Renewable Energy Policy in Remote Rural Areas of Western China: Implementation and Socio-economic Benefits

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    Huber, Bernhard A.

    Renewable Energy Policy in Remote Rural Areas of Western China: Implementation and Socio a renewable energy-based rural electrification program, the `Township Electrification Program', launched. And at the time of research, the Program was known as the world's largest renewable energy-based rural

  5. Devices for Carpet and Other Rural Sectors of India: An Opportunity for New Research

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    Saha, Subir Kumar

    that practicing MuDRA will save or generate money for the rural people either by saving energy consumptionDevices for Carpet and Other Rural Sectors of India: An Opportunity for New Research Subir Kumar@mech.iitd.ac.in, http://web.iitd.ac.in/~saha August 17, 2010 Abstract There are a lot of non-organized sectors in rural

  6. Removal of Barriers to the Use of Renewable Energy Sources for Rural Electrification in Chile

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    Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

    in Latin America, a series of interviews with different agents involved in the rural electrificationRemoval of Barriers to the Use of Renewable Energy Sources for Rural Electrification in Chile Forcano 2 Removal of Barriers to the Use of Renewable Energy Sources for Rural Electrification in Chile

  7. Entrez Help Entrez is NCBI's primary text search and retrieval system that integrates the PubMed

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    Levin, Judith G.

    Entrez Help Entrez is NCBI's primary text search and retrieval system that integrates the Pub help is available for the individual Entrez databases in the NCBI Help Manual sections on the NCBI and managing results. Options include popular configurable Limits and preset filters to help focus on specific

  8. arXiv:hep-ph/0007006v212Jul2000 FERMILAB-Pub-00/138-T

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    arXiv:hep-ph/0007006v212Jul2000 FERMILAB-Pub-00/138-T FTUAM 99-27 IFT-UAM 00-20 SCIPP 00/22 hep­ph. It is well known that the tree-level couplings of the lightest MSSM Higgs boson (h0 ) to fermion pairs

  9. arXiv:hep-ph/0106116v327Feb2002 FERMILAB-Pub-00/334-T

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    arXiv:hep-ph/0106116v327Feb2002 FERMILAB-Pub-00/334-T SCIPP-01/25 UCD-01-23 hep-ph/0106116 and approaches zero in the so-called "decoupling limit" of the model [1]. Experiments at the Fermilab Tevatron [2

  10. US 20120080646A1 (12) Patent Application Publication (10) Pub. No.: US 2012/0080646 A1

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    Geohegan, David B.

    US 20120080646A1 (12) Patent Application Publication (10) Pub. No.: US 2012/0080646 A1 (19) United;Patent Application Publication Apr. 5, 2012 Sheet 1 0f 15 US 2012/0080646 A1 v` . . . . . , . . . . . . . v , . , . , . , , , . , , , , , , , , , ,. #12;Patent Application Publication Apr. 5, 2012 Sheet 2 0

  11. US 20130194134A1 (12) Patent Application Publication (10) Pub. No.: US 2013/0194134 A1

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    Vellekoop, Michel

    US 20130194134A1 (12) Patent Application Publication (10) Pub. No.: US 2013/0194134 A1 (19) United _> Beamformers 3igna| l > To Satelhte | * Elements Combiners l Recelvers | m m : l #12;Patent Application_ _225200a2582M%_ A|_6&5Teméesmwm538912:25__268m2:995smsoam_ _ #12;Patent Application Publication Aug. 1

  12. US 20020062089A1 (12) Patent Application Publication (10) Pub. No.: US 2002/0062089 A1

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    Johnson Jr.,, Ray

    US 20020062089A1 (12) Patent Application Publication (10) Pub. No.: US 2002/0062089 A1 (19) United deception. #12;Patent Application Publication May 23, 2002 Sheet 1 of 110 US 2002/0062089 A1 #12;Patent OLD "" RL500 OPP2 OLD -- RL500 RAN2 OLD-T '"' RL500 RAN2 OLD-D #12;Patent Application Publication FIG

  13. Consolidation, the solution of the rural school problem

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    Bellenger, Printess Edgar

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    & both rural and city, 'but probably this complete revolution in living an4 in4ustries has been of moxe importance to the country yeoyle, those living in the open country and the small villages, than to any other peoyle. Neither& rural nor city... flooded, and. there vas no demand for it. Rallroagg corporations enticed farmers to take stock in the cos panisc, give money, buy bonds, and mortgage their land until there were mox'e roads than were needed. They failed to pay dividends...

  14. Loan/deposit links at rural Texas banks

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    Podolecki, Vera Burton

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    : Agricultural Economics LOAN/DEPOSIT LINKS AT RURAL TEXAS RANKS A Thesis by VERA SURTON PODOLECKI Approved as to style and content by: fCha' an of Comm' ee) . '/ (Head' of Dep rtment) (Member ) (Membe May 1977 441'726 ABSTRACT Loan/Deposit Links... in agri- cultural lending on deposit level which in turn influences bank pro- fitability. This paper is directed towards providing the rural banker with tangible evidence of the effect of lending on deposit levels over time, and providing a...

  15. Benchmark of SCALE (SAS2H) isotopic predictions of depletion analyses for San Onofre PWR MOX fuel

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    Hermann, O.W.

    2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The isotopic composition of mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel, fabricated with both uranium and plutonium, after discharge from reactors is of significant interest to the Fissile Materials Disposition Program. The validation of the SCALE (SAS2H) depletion code for use in the prediction of isotopic compositions of MOX fuel, similar to previous validation studies on uranium-only fueled reactors, has corresponding significance. The EEI-Westinghouse Plutonium Recycle Demonstration Program examined the use of MOX fuel in the San Onofre PWR, Unit 1, during cycles 2 and 3. Isotopic analyses of the MOX spent fuel were conducted on 13 actinides and {sup 148}Nd by either mass or alpha spectrometry. Six fuel pellet samples were taken from four different fuel pins of an irradiated MOX assembly. The measured actinide inventories from those samples has been used to benchmark SAS2H for MOX fuel applications. The average percentage differences in the code results compared with the measurement were {minus}0.9% for {sup 235}U and 5.2% for {sup 239}Pu. The differences for most of the isotopes were significantly larger than in the cases for uranium-only fueled reactors. In general, comparisons of code results with alpha spectrometer data had extreme differences, although the differences in the calculations compared with mass spectrometer analyses were not extremely larger than that of uranium-only fueled reactors. This benchmark study should be useful in estimating uncertainties of inventory, criticality and dose calculations of MOX spent fuel.

  16. Linking Grain Boundary Microstructure to Stress Corrosion Cracking of Cold Rolled Alloy 690 in PWR Primary Water

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    Bruemmer, Stephen M.; Olszta, Matthew J.; Toloczko, Mychailo B.; Thomas, Larry E.

    2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Grain boundary microstructures and microchemistries are examined in cold-rolled alloy 690 tubing and plate materials and comparisons are made to intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC) behavior in PWR primary water. Chromium carbide precipitation is found to be a key aspect for materials in both the mill annealed and thermally treated conditions. Cold rolling to high levels of reduction was discovered to produce small IG voids and cracked carbides in alloys with a high density of grain boundary carbides. The degree of permanent grain boundary damage from cold rolling was found to depend directly on the initial IG carbide distribution. For the same degree of cold rolling, alloys with few IG precipitates exhibited much less permanent damage. Although this difference in grain boundary damage appears to correlate with measured SCC growth rates, crack tip examinations reveal that cracked carbides appeared to blunt propagation of IGSCC cracks in many cases. Preliminary results suggest that the localized grain boundary strains and stresses produced during cold rolling promote IGSCC susceptibility and not the cracked carbides and voids.

  17. Improvement of the thermal margins in the Swedish Ringhals-3 PWR by introducing new fuel assemblies with thorium

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    Lau, C. W.; Demaziere, C. [Dept. of Applied Physics, Div. of Nuclear Engineering, Chalmers Univ. of Technology, 412 96 Gothenburg (Sweden); Nylen, H.; Sandberg, U. [Ringhals AB, 432 85 Vaeroebacka (Sweden)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Thorium is a fertile material and most of the past research has focused on breeding thorium to fissile material. In this paper, the focus is on using thorium to improve the thermal margins by homogeneously distributing thorium in the fuel pellets. A proposed uranium-thorium-based fuel assembly is simulated for the Swedish Ringhals-3 PWR core in a realistic demonstration. All the key safety parameters, such as isothermal temperature coefficient of reactivity, Doppler temperature of reactivity, boron worth, shutdown margins and fraction of delayed neutrons are studied in this paper, and are within safety limits for the new core design using the uranium-thorium-based fuel assemblies. The calculations were performed by the two-dimensional transport code CASMO-4E and the two group steady-state three dimensional nodal code SIMULATE-3 from Studsvik Scandpower. The results showed that the uranium-thorium-based fuel assembly improves the thermal margins, both in the pin peak power and the local power (Fq). The improved thermal margins would allow more flexible core designs with less neutron leakage or could be used in power uprates to offer efficient safety margins. (authors)

  18. AutoMotive technology College of Rural and Community Development

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    Hartman, Chris

    AutoMotive technology College of Rural and Community Development Community and Technical College 907-455-2932 www.ctc.uaf.edu/programs/Automotive/ certificate Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 34 credits The automotive technology program provides students with the edu- cation and training needed

  19. Threatened groundwater resources in rural India : an example of monitoring

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    in rural areas. Therefore, quality and quantity aspects of groundwater management constitute acute issues the villages, and pollution plumes downgradient of the main inhabited areas. The absence of sewage or solid waste collection and treatment facilities threatens groundwater quality by increasing its chloride

  20. Deploying An Electronic Medical Record System in Rural Rwanda

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    Anderson, Richard

    Deploying An Electronic Medical Record System in Rural Rwanda Yaw Anokwa1 , Christian Allen2 asked Partners in Health to help build a national health care system. A small town named Rwinkwavu was chosen as the home of one of the first comprehensive health care systems in Africa. To help manage

  1. Published Research Reports Advanced LED Warning Signs for Rural

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    Minnesota, University of

    Review of Driver Gap Acceptance and Rejection Behavior at Rural Thru-Stop Intersections in the US ­ Data by Renewable Energy Taek Mu Kwon and Ryan Weidemann MnDOT 2011-04 Usability Evaluation of a Smart Phone- based of the Twin Cities Xinyu (Jason) Cao, Frank Douma, Fay Cleaveland, and Zhiyi Xu CTS 10-12 Development of a Low

  2. Rural Microfinance Service Delivery: Gaps, Inefficiencies and Emerging Solutions

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    Parikh, Tapan S.

    . Historically it has proved difficult to provide sustainable micro- financial services to remote rural clients significant challenges in maturing and scaling to sustainability. We will look at three of the major tasks, 2) management and processing of data at the institutional level and 3) the collection and delivery

  3. Scaling Up Primary Health Services in Rural India

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    Scaling Up Primary Health Services in Rural India Nirupam Bajpai, Ravindra H. Dholakia and Jeffrey and Sustainable Development The Earth Institute at Columbia University www.earth.columbia.edu #12;Scaling up Abstract We attempt to address two key questions in this paper: 1) In terms of state-wide scaling up

  4. Growing Up in Scotland: Growing Up in Rural Scotland

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    Jamieson, Lynn; Bradshaw, Paul; Ormston, Rachel

    2008-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This report uses data from the Growing up in Scotland ( GUS) study to explore what is distinctive about growing up in rural, remote and small-town Scotland in comparison with urban Scotland. Findings are based on the first sweep of GUS, which...

  5. Making Biofuel From Corncobs and Switchgrass in Rural America

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    Energy crops and agricultural residue, like corncobs and stover, are becoming part of rural Americas energy future. Unlike the more common biofuel derived from corn, these are non-food/feed based cellulosic feedstocks, and the energy content of the biomass makes it ideal for converting to sustainable fuel.

  6. THE FUNCTION ANALYSIS OF INFORMATIONIZATION IN NEW RURAL

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    Boyer, Edmond

    of life, solve the problem of poor because of illness and the problem of returning poor due to illness sanitation Work" proposed that we should establish new rural cooperative medical service system to reduce expensively, solve the problem of poor because of sickness and the problem of returning poor due to sickness

  7. DOI: 10.1021/la902991z 1401Langmuir 2010, 26(3), 14011404 Published on Web 11/13/2009 pubs.acs.org/Langmuir

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    DOI: 10.1021/la902991z 1401Langmuir 2010, 26(3), 1401­1404 Published on Web 11/13/2009 pubs geometric surface area to achieve high light-harvesting efficiencies. Thus, the dark-current density

  8. Actes du VI Congrs Latino Amricain de Sociologie Rurale, Sustentabilidad y Democratizacin de las Sociedades Rurales Latinoamericanas , Porto Alegre, Nov 2002.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 Actes du VI Congrès Latino Américain de Sociologie Rurale, « Sustentabilidad y Democratización de

  9. RELAP-7 Level 2 Milestone Report: Demonstration of a Steady State Single Phase PWR Simulation with RELAP-7

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    David Andrs; Ray Berry; Derek Gaston; Richard Martineau; John Peterson; Hongbin Zhang; Haihua Zhao; Ling Zou

    2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The document contains the simulation results of a steady state model PWR problem with the RELAP-7 code. The RELAP-7 code is the next generation nuclear reactor system safety analysis code being developed at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The code is based on INL's modern scientific software development framework - MOOSE (Multi-Physics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment). This report summarizes the initial results of simulating a model steady-state single phase PWR problem using the current version of the RELAP-7 code. The major purpose of this demonstration simulation is to show that RELAP-7 code can be rapidly developed to simulate single-phase reactor problems. RELAP-7 is a new project started on October 1st, 2011. It will become the main reactor systems simulation toolkit for RISMC (Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization) and the next generation tool in the RELAP reactor safety/systems analysis application series (the replacement for RELAP5). The key to the success of RELAP-7 is the simultaneous advancement of physical models, numerical methods, and software design while maintaining a solid user perspective. Physical models include both PDEs (Partial Differential Equations) and ODEs (Ordinary Differential Equations) and experimental based closure models. RELAP-7 will eventually utilize well posed governing equations for multiphase flow, which can be strictly verified. Closure models used in RELAP5 and newly developed models will be reviewed and selected to reflect the progress made during the past three decades. RELAP-7 uses modern numerical methods, which allow implicit time integration, higher order schemes in both time and space, and strongly coupled multi-physics simulations. RELAP-7 is written with object oriented programming language C++. Its development follows modern software design paradigms. The code is easy to read, develop, maintain, and couple with other codes. Most importantly, the modern software design allows the RELAP-7 code to evolve with time. RELAP-7 is a MOOSE-based application. MOOSE (Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment) is a framework for solving computational engineering problems in a well-planned, managed, and coordinated way. By leveraging millions of lines of open source software packages, such as PETSC (a nonlinear solver developed at Argonne National Laboratory) and LibMesh (a Finite Element Analysis package developed at University of Texas), MOOSE significantly reduces the expense and time required to develop new applications. Numerical integration methods and mesh management for parallel computation are provided by MOOSE. Therefore RELAP-7 code developers only need to focus on physics and user experiences. By using the MOOSE development environment, RELAP-7 code is developed by following the same modern software design paradigms used for other MOOSE development efforts. There are currently over 20 different MOOSE based applications ranging from 3-D transient neutron transport, detailed 3-D transient fuel performance analysis, to long-term material aging. Multi-physics and multiple dimensional analyses capabilities can be obtained by coupling RELAP-7 and other MOOSE based applications and by leveraging with capabilities developed by other DOE programs. This allows restricting the focus of RELAP-7 to systems analysis-type simulations and gives priority to retain and significantly extend RELAP5's capabilities.

  10. Reactivity loss validation of high burn-up PWR fuels with pile-oscillation experiments in MINERVE

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    Leconte, P.; Vaglio-Gaudard, C.; Eschbach, R.; Di-Salvo, J.; Antony, M.; Pepino, A. [CEA, DEN, DER, Cadarache, F-13108 Saint-Paul-Lez-Durance (France)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ALIX experimental program relies on the experimental validation of the spent fuel inventory, by chemical analysis of samples irradiated in a PWR between 5 and 7 cycles, and also on the experimental validation of the spent fuel reactivity loss with bum-up, obtained by pile-oscillation measurements in the MINERVE reactor. These latter experiments provide an overall validation of both the fuel inventory and of the nuclear data responsible for the reactivity loss. This program offers also unique experimental data for fuels with a burn-up reaching 85 GWd/t, as spent fuels in French PWRs never exceeds 70 GWd/t up to now. The analysis of these experiments is done in two steps with the APOLLO2/SHEM-MOC/CEA2005v4 package. In the first one, the fuel inventory of each sample is obtained by assembly calculations. The calculation route consists in the self-shielding of cross sections on the 281 energy group SHEM mesh, followed by the flux calculation by the Method Of Characteristics in a 2D-exact heterogeneous geometry of the assembly, and finally a depletion calculation by an iterative resolution of the Bateman equations. In the second step, the fuel inventory is used in the analysis of pile-oscillation experiments in which the reactivity of the ALIX spent fuel samples is compared to the reactivity of fresh fuel samples. The comparison between Experiment and Calculation shows satisfactory results with the JEFF3.1.1 library which predicts the reactivity loss within 2% for burn-up of {approx}75 GWd/t and within 4% for burn-up of {approx}85 GWd/t. (authors)

  11. An assessment of the core degradation frequency in a typical large LMFBR design for internal accident initiators-a comparison with PWR predictions

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    Tzanos, C.P.; Adamantiades, A.G.; Hanan, N.A.

    1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A comparative assessment of the core degradation frequency due to internal accident initiators between a typical large liquid-metal fast breeder reactor (LMFBR) design and pressurized water reactors (PWRs) has been performed. For the PWR system, existing analyses have been utilized. For the reference LMFBR, an extensive analysis has been performed for two accident initiators, i.e., loss of off-site power and loss of main feedwater. Based on this analysis an estimate of about1 X 10/sup -6//reactor X yr has been obtained for the core degradation frequency of the reference LMFBR. This estimate is significantly smaller than the PWR core degradation frequency ( about 6 X 10/sup -5//yr). A sensitivity analysis shows that the parameters having the largest impact on the unavailability of decay heat removal are (a) for the ''loss of off-site power'' initiator: human error and failure to restore off-site power, and (b) for the ''loss of main feedwater'' initiator: the leakage rates of the passive decay heat removal system and the adoption of the policy to repair the Na-NaK heat exchanger only during normal shutdowns. The results indicate that the LMFBR system has the potential of higher resistance than the PWR system to the accident initiators considered. The lower core degradation frequency estimated for the LMFBR system is due to the presence of two redundant and diverse reactor shutdown systems, with a self-actuated feature included in one of them, the incorporation of a passive decay heat removal system, and the significantly lower sensitivity of the reference LMFBR to primary system pipe breaks.

  12. 04/05/2007 04:50 PMSpiteful soldiers and sex ratio conflict among parasitoid wasps Page 1 of 1http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-04/uocp-ssa040207.php

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    Gardner, Andy

    ://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-04/uocp-ssa040207.php Public release date: 2-Apr-2007 [ Print Article | E-mail Article | Close

  13. PWR FLECHT SEASET 163-Rod Bundle Flow Blockage Task data report. NRC/EPRI/Westinghouse report No. 13, August-October 1982

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    Loftus, M J; Hochreiter, L E; McGuire, M F; Valkovic, M M

    1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents data from the 163-Rod Bundle Blow Blockage Task of the Full-Length Emergency Cooling Heat Transfer Systems Effects and Separate Effects Test Program (FLECHT SEASET). The task consisted of forced and gravity reflooding tests utilizing electrical heater rods with a cosine axial power profile to simulate PWR nuclear core fuel rod arrays. These tests were designed to determine effects of flow blockage and flow bypass on reflooding behavior and to aid in the assessment of computational models in predicting the reflooding behavior of flow blockage in rod bundle arrays.

  14. Evaluation of the thermal-hydraulic response and fuel rod thermal and mechanical deformation behavior during the power burst facility test LOC-3. [PWR

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    Yackle, T.R.; MacDonald, P.E.; Broughton, J.M.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An evaluation of the results from the LOC-3 nuclear blowdown test conducted in the Power Burst Facility is presented. The test objective was to examine fuel and cladding behavior during a postulated cold leg break accident in a pressurized water reactor (PWR). Separate effects of rod internal pressure and the degree of irradiation were investigated in the four-rod test. Extensive cladding deformation (ballooning) and failure occurred during blowdown. The deformation of the low and high pressure rods was similar; however, the previously irradiated test rod deformed to a greater extent than a similar fresh rod exposed to identical system conditions.

  15. Economic impact of emerging rural agribusiness centers: the cooperative linkage

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    Stuhrenberg, Stephen Blaine

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    contribute a substantial amount of capital in the form of salaries into rural economies. The location of a cooperative relative to an agribusiness center does not have a statistically significant impact on the financial performance of the cooperative... and to indicate how concentrated the counties population is in one community. These two variables are also theorized to have a positive effect on agribusiness center classification. Cooperative Financial Performance and Agribusiness Centers Does being located...

  16. Sussex Rural Electric Coop Inc | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating SolarElectric Coop, Inc Place: MissouriPrograms |IllinoisCPASurpriseSussex Rural

  17. KBR Rural Public Power District | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating Solar Powerstories on climateJuno Beach, Florida: Energy Resources JumpK CKBR Rural

  18. Columbia Rural Elec Assn, Inc | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating SolarElectricEnergyCTBarreisVolcanicPowerRaftColumbia Rural Elec Assn, Inc Place:

  19. Bedford Rural Elec Coop, Inc | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating SolarElectricEnergyCTBarre Biomass Facility JumpBedford Rural Elec Coop, Inc Place:

  20. Fulton County Rural E M C | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URIFrontier, North Dakota:CoachFullFulton County Rural E

  1. Tipmont Rural Elec Member Corp | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating SolarElectric Coop, IncTipmont Rural Elec Member Corp Jump to: navigation, search

  2. Property:PotentialRuralUtilityScalePVGeneration | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy ResourcesLoadingPenobscotInformationPotentialOffshoreWindAreaPotentialRuralUtilityScalePVGeneration

  3. Economic Analysis of Wastewater Treatment Alternatives in Rural Texas Communities.

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    Victurine, Raymond F.; Goodwin, H.L. Jr; Lacewell, Ronald D.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    )C \\245.7 73 ).l'la\\ J :--7:...---_- r----'??-=--=--::------. I UElRAH ! MAY 16 1985 Texas A&M University Economic Analysis of J. Wastewater Treatment Alternatives IN RURAL TEXAS COMMUNITIES B-1491 January 1985 The Texas Agricultural..., Gary Lightsey, and Charles Hart from the Farmers Home Administration in Temple, Texas, also deserve a special vote of thanks. They provided an orientation to the economics of treatment plant investment. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT...

  4. Fuel cycle cost, reactor physics and fuel manufacturing considerations for Erbia-bearing PWR fuel with > 5 wt% U-235 content

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    Franceschini, F.; Lahoda, E. J.; Kucukboyaci, V. N. [Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC, 1000 Westinghouse Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066 (United States)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The efforts to reduce fuel cycle cost have driven LWR fuel close to the licensed limit in fuel fissile content, 5.0 wt% U-235 enrichment, and the acceptable duty on current Zr-based cladding. An increase in the fuel enrichment beyond the 5 wt% limit, while certainly possible, entails costly investment in infrastructure and licensing. As a possible way to offset some of these costs, the addition of small amounts of Erbia to the UO{sub 2} powder with >5 wt% U-235 has been proposed, so that its initial reactivity is reduced to that of licensed fuel and most modifications to the existing facilities and equipment could be avoided. This paper discusses the potentialities of such a fuel on the US market from a vendor's perspective. An analysis of the in-core behavior and fuel cycle performance of a typical 4-loop PWR with 18 and 24-month operating cycles has been conducted, with the aim of quantifying the potential economic advantage and other operational benefits of this concept. Subsequently, the implications on fuel manufacturing and storage are discussed. While this concept has certainly good potential, a compelling case for its short-term introduction as PWR fuel for the US market could not be determined. (authors)

  5. Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics New Horizons for Rural Reform in China

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    11 Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics New Horizons for Rural Reform in China: Resources Population Rice Fruit #12;12 Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics dominate domestic production

  6. A Case Study About Cell Phone Use by People in Rural Kenya.

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    Eriksson, Evanjeline

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?? The arrival of the cell phone in rural areas has taken Kenya by storm. It has turned out to be such an amazing transition (more)

  7. Impact of Agricultural Trade Liberalisation on the welfare of rural communities in Bangladesh .

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    Talukder, Dayal

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??The objective of this study was to analyse the impact of agricultural trade liberalisation on the welfare of rural households in Bangladesh. The study used (more)

  8. Who Gets Public Goods? Using Satellite Imagery to Measure the Distribution of Rural Electrification

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    Min, Brian

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and private donors are the only providers of rural electricity.electricity compared to 90% of city dwellers. With the collapse of the economy, even private

  9. E-Print Network 3.0 - area rural nas Sample Search Results

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    Friday, November 19, 2010 Summary: areas." Even without the changes caused by health care reform, Hart says the nation's rural areas have... showed that while more than 20...

  10. Rural Electric Cooperatives Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Offered by 12 Utilities)

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    The Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) is a generation and transmission cooperative serving 12 rural electric cooperatives (REC) and one municipal electric cooperative in the state of Iowa....

  11. Realities of Consumer-Owned Wind Power for Rural Electric Co-operatives (Presentation)

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    Lindenberg, S.; Green, J.

    2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Presentation for WindPower 2006 held June 4-7, 2006, in Pittsburgh, PA, describing consumer-owned wind power for rural electric co-operatives.

  12. Please cite this article in press as: Malen, J.A., et al., Thermal hydraulic design of a hydride-fueled inverted PWR core. Nucl. Eng. Des. (2009), doi:10.1016/j.nucengdes.2009.02.026

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    Malen, Jonathan A.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Please cite this article in press as: Malen, J.A., et al., Thermal hydraulic design of a hydride hydraulic design of a hydride-fueled inverted PWR core J.A. Malena, , N.E. Todreasb , P. Hejzlarb , P and its thermal hydraulic performance is compared to that of a standard rod bundle core design also fueled

  13. A study of the factors affecting the sustainability of community managed rural water supply schemes in Sri Lanka

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    Amerasinghe, Nishanthi Manjula

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Disparities in water supply coverage in urban and rural areas are high in developing countries, with rural coverage being much lower. The inability of governments to provide the service because of resource constraints, and ...

  14. A Critical Review of Practice of Equating the Reactivity of Spent Fuel to Fresh Fuel in Burnup Credit Criticality Safety Analyses for PWR Spent Fuel Pool Storage

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    Wagner, J.C.; Parks, C.V.

    2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research examines the practice of equating the reactivity of spent fuel to that of fresh fuel for the purpose of performing burnup credit criticality safety analyses for PWR spent fuel pool (SFP) storage conditions. The investigation consists of comparing k{sub inf} estimates based on reactivity equivalent fresh fuel enrichment (REFFE) to k{sub inf} estimates using the actual spent fuel isotopics. Analyses of selected storage configurations common in PWR SFPs show that this practice yields nonconservative results (on the order of a few tenths of a percent) in configurations in which the spent fuel is adjacent to higher-reactivity assemblies (e.g., fresh or lower-burned assemblies) and yields conservative results in configurations in which spent fuel is adjacent to lower-reactivity assemblies (e.g., higher-burned fuel or empty cells). When the REFFE is determined based on unborated water moderation, analyses for storage conditions with soluble boron present reveal significant nonconservative results associated with the use of the REFFE. This observation is considered to be important, especially considering the recent allowance of credit for soluble boron up to 5% in reactivity. Finally, it is shown that the practice of equating the reactivity of spent fuel to fresh fuel is acceptable, provided the conditions for which the REFFE was determined remain unchanged. Determination of the REFFE for a reference configuration and subsequent use of the REFFE for different configurations violates the basis used for the determination of the REFFE and, thus, may lead to inaccurate, and possibly, nonconservative estimates of reactivity. A significant concentration ({approximately}2000 ppm) of soluble boron is typically (but not necessarily required to be) present in PWR SFPs, of which only a portion ({le} 500 ppm) may be credited in safety analyses. Thus, a large subcritical margin currently exists that more than accounts for errors or uncertainties associated with the use of the REFFE. Consequently, the findings presented here do not represent a significant safety concern unless/until the subcritical margin associated with the soluble boron (that is not currently explicitly credited) is offset by the uncertainties associated with burnup credit and/or the expanded allowance of credit for the soluble boron.

  15. Sandia National Laboratories: PWR

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -theErik Spoerke SSLSMolten-SaltReliability PVracks HelioVoltPV-TechPV_LIB

  16. Assessing Network Applications for Economic Development Sustainable Access in Rural India (SARI) Project

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    Gabrieli, John

    Assessing Network Applications for Economic Development Sustainable Access in Rural India (SARI Department of Electric Engineering MIT Media Laboratory- eDevelopment Group #12;SUSTAINABLE ACCESS IN RURAL) Project Pilot Phase Assessment Madurai District, Tamil Nadu, India Professor Michael Best Director, eDevelopment

  17. renewABle reSourceS College of Rural and Community Development

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    Hartman, Chris

    renewABle reSourceS College of Rural and Community Development Rural and Economic Development degree Minimum Requirements for Degree: 60 credits The renewable resources degree program is offered--Real Estate Law (3) and RD F256--Co-Management of Renewable Resources (3) or BIOL F271--Principles

  18. BERNAL et al Local development in peri-urban and rural areas

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    BERNAL et al Local development in peri-urban and rural areas based on co-management for small water, and propose predefined variables to analyze some Colombian small communities located in rural areas in order management; Colombia INTRODUCTION The sector of water and sewage services in Colombia have experimented

  19. Community-Based Electric Micro-Grids Can Contribute to Rural Development: Evidence from Kenya

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    an ability to charge and enforce cost-reflective tariffs and when electricity consumption is closely linked and distribute electricity in rural areas (Government of Kenya, 2006). As an incentive measure, systems below 3Community-Based Electric Micro-Grids Can Contribute to Rural Development: Evidence from Kenya

  20. `A Breath of Fresh Air' Launch Event of the Rural Research and Strategy Partnership

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    of research available through the Universities of Reading, Surrey and Sussex, through the University College by both rural and urban areas. It is noted that SEEDA intends to set up a new Sustainability Institute, ensure that the challenges on rural sustainability in the South East receive the necessary attention

  1. India 19602010: Structural Change, the Rural Nonfarm Sector, and the Prospects for Agriculture

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    India 19602010: Structural Change, the Rural Nonfarm Sector, and the Prospects for Agriculture. The analytical work was also supported by Integrated Research and Development (IRADE), New Delhi, India for agriculture and rural development can nevertheless be achieved if government policy is supportive of the ways

  2. Research and Reality: Using Mobile Messages to Promote Maternal Health in Rural India

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    Canny, John

    Research and Reality: Using Mobile Messages to Promote Maternal Health in Rural India Divya for improving maternal health practices in rural India. Specifically, we investigate the use of mobile phone- nication Technology, India, Email: vivek goswami@daiict.ac.in. Canny is a professor at the University

  3. Anti-poverty Programs Can Reduce Violence: India's Rural Employment Guarantee and Maoist Conflict

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    Bandyopadhyay, Antar

    Anti-poverty Programs Can Reduce Violence: India's Rural Employment Guarantee and Maoist Conflict of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), one of the world's largest anti-poverty programs rainfall shocks. The results provide new evidence that large-scale anti-poverty programs represent

  4. Poverty measurement, spatial prices, and public goods provision Theory and evidence from rural India

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    Bandyopadhyay, Antar

    Poverty measurement, spatial prices, and public goods provision Theory and evidence from rural India Anders Kjelsrud November, 2014 Abstract Official poverty estimates in India account for regional--meaning that a more simple poverty measurement regime that uses one common rural poverty line for every Indian state

  5. Poverty Reduction during the Rural-Urban Transformation -The Role of the Missing Middle *

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    Krivobokova, Tatyana

    Poverty Reduction during the Rural-Urban Transformation - The Role of the Missing Middle * Luc (rural diversification versus agglomeration in mega-cities) affects the rate of poverty reduction towns ) is strongly associated with poverty reduction, while expansion of mega-cities is not. Migration

  6. Asset-based poverty analysis in rural Bangladesh: A comparison of principal component analysis and

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    Mound, Jon

    1 Asset-based poverty analysis in rural Bangladesh: A comparison of principal component analysis not be regarded as the views of SRI or The University of Leeds. #12;3 Asset-based poverty analysis in rural The trend towards multi-dimensional poverty assessment ..................... 5 Principal component analysis

  7. RURAL-FRONTIER MIGRATION AND DEFORESTATION IN THE SIERRA DE LACANDON NATIONAL PARK, GUATEMALA

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    Lopez-Carr, David

    RURAL-FRONTIER MIGRATION AND DEFORESTATION IN THE SIERRA DE LACANDON NATIONAL PARK, GUATEMALA Robinson #12;ii © 2002 David L. Carr ALL RIGHTS RESERVED #12;iii ABSTRACT DAVID L. CARR: Rural-frontier the greatest risk for migration to the frontier. Evidently, attention to both migration origin and destination

  8. Title: Gridded Population of World and Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project Data Creator /

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    Title: Gridded Population of World and Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project Data Creator / Copyright Data Format: BIL, ASCII, Grid, Shapefile, CSV, XLS, E00 Datum / Map Projection: N/A Resolution: N Science Information Network (CIESIN). "Gridded Population of World and Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project

  9. Who Gets Public Goods? Using Satellite Imagery to Measure the Distribution of Rural Electrification

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    Min, Brian

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    unelectri?ed rural areas (International Energy Agency 2006).Rural electri?cation in China 19502004: Historical processes and key driving forces. Program on Energyrural Africa, many women carry 20 kilograms of fuelwood an average of 5 kilometers every day (International Energy

  10. sustAinABLe energy College of Rural and Community Development

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    Hartman, Chris

    sustAinABLe energy College of Rural and Community Development 907-842-5109 or 800-478-5109 www.uaf.edu/rural and training in energy efficiency and renewable en- ergy, the sustainable energy occupational endorsement addresses many of the energy issues that influence Alaska communities and provides the basic academic

  11. Assessing Rural Transformations: Piloting a Qualitative Impact Protocol in Malawi and Ethiopia

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    Assessing Rural Transformations: Piloting a Qualitative Impact Protocol in Malawi and Ethiopia a Qualitative Impact Protocol in Malawi and Ethiopia James Copestake and Fiona Remnant Abstract This paper impact evaluation of NGO sponsored rural development projects in Malawi and Ethiopia. Two of the projects

  12. Scaling up Primary Health Services in Rural Tamil Nadu: Public Investment Requirements and Health Sector Reform

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    Scaling up Primary Health Services in Rural Tamil Nadu: Public Investment Requirements and Health two key questions in this paper: 1) In terms of state-wide scaling up of rural services in the area of primary health, what will it cost financially and in terms of human resources to scale-up these services

  13. Scaling up Primary Education Services in Rural Tamil Nadu: Public Investment Requirements and Reform

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    1 Scaling up Primary Education Services in Rural Tamil Nadu: Public Investment Requirements questions in this paper: 1) In terms of state-wide scaling up of rural services in the area of primary education, what will it cost financially and in terms of human resources to scale-up these services in all

  14. How Technology Supports Family Communication in Rural, Suburban, and Urban Kenya

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    Cortes, Corinna

    How Technology Supports Family Communication in Rural, Suburban, and Urban Kenya Erick Oduor1 communicate both within and between rural, suburban, and urban settings in Kenya. Our findings reveal the challenges that designers will face if creating or deploying family communication technologies in Kenya. ACM

  15. The rural policeDosye che?f seksyon. English.

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    Kole, Te?t; Ayisyen, Ti Peyizan

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and venality described was certainly a constant of rural Haitian life. In a major article in the Haitian-language weekly Lbete (8-14 novanm 1994, N 111, p. 5), this report is cited as "the only serious study produced concerning the system of section chiefs...Occasional Paper N 18 Bryant C. Freeman, Ph.D. Series Editor Tt Kole Ti Peyizan Ayisyen 1> i H t t, |* * f S ^ i ^ *\\ M i ' S li /// J J J 77Σ 7? w r a / Police . ft 5 V Institute of Haitian Studies University of Kansas 1998...

  16. Harrison Rural Elec Assn, Inc | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation,Ohio:Greer County is8584°,HardyIowa Dunlap, Iowa LittleHarrison Rural Elec

  17. Kosciusko County Rural E M C | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating Solar Powerstories on climateJuno Beach, Florida:KenyonKosciusko County Rural E M C

  18. Licking Valley Rural E C C | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating Solar Powerstories on climateJuno Beach,October, 2012LeeCaliforniaLibertyRuralC Jump

  19. Union Rural Electric Coop, Inc | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating SolarElectric Coop,Save Energy Now Jump(EC-LEDS) | Open EnergyUmatillaLight, HeatRural

  20. Warren County Rural E M C | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating SolarElectric Coop,Save EnergyGlouster,Winside,Warren County Rural E M C Place:

  1. West Kentucky Rural E C C | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating SolarElectric Coop,Save EnergyGlouster,Winside,WarrenWells RuralWest Fargo, ND)

  2. Rural Development Energy Audit & Renewable Energy Development Assistance

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustion | Department ofT ib l LPROJECTS IN7 Roadmap for Bioenergy andRoute-Based ControlsRuralWebinar

  3. Decatur County Rural E M C | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating Solar Power Basics (The following text09-0018-CXBasin Jump to:Date"PowerDeafRural

  4. Fall River Rural Elec Coop Inc | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating Solar Power Basics (TheEtelligence (Smart GridHome Kyoung's pictureFall River Rural

  5. Farmers Rural Electric Coop Corp | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating Solar Power Basics (TheEtelligence (Smart GridHome Kyoung's pictureFallFarmers Rural

  6. Steuben County Rural E M C | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia:FAQ < RAPID Jump to:Seadov Pty LtdSteen, Minnesota: Energy Resources JumpStepover or RelaySteuben County Rural

  7. Fall River Rural Elec Coop Inc (Wyoming) | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 NoPublic Utilities Address:011-DNA Jump37.California: Energy Resources Jump4748456°, -122.822032°City,Rural Elec

  8. Matching renewal energy sources to rural development needs : a prototype design for a rural community development center for Jamaica, W.I.

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    Jackson, Michael Onaje

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The opportunities for utilizing Jamaica/s rich supply of renewable energy resources as a base for stead, environmentally sound rural development is tremendous. This thesis explores as way of tapping this potential. Jamaica's ...

  9. Decay Heat Calculations for PWR and BWR Assemblies Fueled with Uranium and Plutonium Mixed Oxide Fuel using SCALE

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    Ade, Brian J [ORNL; Gauld, Ian C [ORNL

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In currently operating commercial nuclear power plants (NPP), there are two main types of nuclear fuel, low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel, and mixed-oxide uranium-plutonium (MOX) fuel. The LEU fuel is made of pure uranium dioxide (UO{sub 2} or UOX) and has been the fuel of choice in commercial light water reactors (LWRs) for a number of years. Naturally occurring uranium contains a mixture of different uranium isotopes, primarily, {sup 235}U and {sup 238}U. {sup 235}U is a fissile isotope, and will readily undergo a fission reaction upon interaction with a thermal neutron. {sup 235}U has an isotopic concentration of 0.71% in naturally occurring uranium. For most reactors to maintain a fission chain reaction, the natural isotopic concentration of {sup 235}U must be increased (enriched) to a level greater than 0.71%. Modern nuclear reactor fuel assemblies contain a number of fuel pins potentially having different {sup 235}U enrichments varying from {approx}2.0% to {approx}5% enriched in {sup 235}U. Currently in the United States (US), all commercial nuclear power plants use UO{sub 2} fuel. In the rest of the world, UO{sub 2} fuel is still commonly used, but MOX fuel is also used in a number of reactors. MOX fuel contains a mixture of both UO{sub 2} and PuO{sub 2}. Because the plutonium provides the fissile content of the fuel, the uranium used in MOX is either natural or depleted uranium. PuO{sub 2} is added to effectively replace the fissile content of {sup 235}U so that the level of fissile content is sufficiently high to maintain the chain reaction in an LWR. Both reactor-grade and weapons-grade plutonium contains a number of fissile and non-fissile plutonium isotopes, with the fraction of fissile and non-fissile plutonium isotopes being dependent on the source of the plutonium. While only RG plutonium is currently used in MOX, there is the possibility that WG plutonium from dismantled weapons will be used to make MOX for use in US reactors. Reactor-grade plutonium in MOX fuel is generally obtained from reprocessed irradiated nuclear fuel, whereas weapons-grade plutonium is obtained from decommissioned nuclear weapons material and thus has a different plutonium (and other actinides) concentration. Using MOX fuel instead of UOX fuel has potential impacts on the neutronic performance of the nuclear fuel and the design of the nuclear fuel must take these differences into account. Each of the plutonium sources (RG and WG) has different implications on the neutronic behavior of the fuel because each contains a different blend of plutonium nuclides. The amount of heat and the number of neutrons produced from fission of plutonium nuclides is different from fission of {sup 235}U. These differences in UOX and MOX do not end at discharge of the fuel from the reactor core - the short- and long-term storage of MOX fuel may have different requirements than UOX fuel because of the different discharged fuel decay heat characteristics. The research documented in this report compares MOX and UOX fuel during storage and disposal of the fuel by comparing decay heat rates for typical pressurized water reactor (PWR) and boiling water reactor (BWR) fuel assemblies with and without weapons-grade (WG) and reactor-grade (RG) MOX fuel.

  10. The Rural Bicycle Tour Over 1000 students, alumni, faculty and staff of IIT Kanpur rode their bicycles along the

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    Srivastava, Kumar Vaibhav

    The Rural Bicycle Tour 21st Over 1000 students, alumni, faculty and staff of IIT Kanpur rode their bicycles along the kaccha and pukka roads of rural Kanpur as part of the event that came to be called the Rural Bicycle Excursion. The tour was intended to promote a healthy, sustainable lifestyle

  11. PWR FLECHT SEASET 21-rod bundle flow blockage task data and analysis report. NRC/EPRI/Westinghouse Report No. 11. Appendices K-P

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    Loftus, M.J.; Hochreiter, L.E.; Lee, N.; McGuire, M.F.; Wenzel, A.H.; Valkovic, M.M.

    1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents data and limited analysis from the 21-Rod Bundle Flow Blockage Task of the Full-Length Emergency Cooling Heat Transfer Separate Effects and Systems Effects Test Program (FLECHT SEASET). The tests consisted of forced and gravity reflooding tests utilizing electrical heater rods with a cosine axial power profile to simulate PWR nuclear core fuel rod arrays. Steam cooling and hydraulic characteristics tests were also conducted. These tests were utilized to determine effects of various flow blockage configurations (shapes and distributions) on reflooding behavior, to aid in development/assessment of computational models in predicting reflooding behavior of flow blockage configurations, and to screen flow blockage configurations for future 163-rod flow blockage bundle tests.

  12. Development of a Safeguards Verification Method and Instrument to Detect Pin Diversion from Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) Spent Fuel Assemblies Phase I Study

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    Ham, Y S; Sitaraman, S

    2008-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel methodology to detect diversion of spent fuel from Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR) has been developed in order to address a long unsolved safeguards verification problem for international safeguards community such as International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) or European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM). The concept involves inserting tiny neutron and gamma detectors into the guide tubes of a spent fuel assembly and measuring the signals. The guide tubes form a quadrant symmetric pattern in the various PWR fuel product lines and the neutron and gamma signals from these various locations are processed to obtain a unique signature for an undisturbed fuel assembly. Signatures based on the neutron and gamma signals individually or in a combination can be developed. Removal of fuel pins from the assembly will cause the signatures to be visibly perturbed thus enabling the detection of diversion. All of the required signal processing to obtain signatures can be performed on standard laptop computers. Monte Carlo simulation studies and a set of controlled experiments with actual commercial PWR spent fuel assemblies were performed and validated this novel methodology. Based on the simulation studies and benchmarking measurements, the methodology developed promises to be a powerful and practical way to detect partial defects that constitute 10% or more of the total active fuel pins. This far exceeds the detection threshold of 50% missing pins from a spent fuel assembly, a threshold defined by the IAEA Safeguards Criteria. The methodology does not rely on any operator provided data like burnup or cooling time and does not require movement of the fuel assembly from the storage rack in the spent fuel pool. A concept was developed to build a practical field device, Partial Defect Detector (PDET), which will be completely portable and will use standard radiation measuring devices already in use at the IAEA. The use of the device will not require any information provided by the operator or any prior knowledge of the spent fuel assembly. The device can also be operated without any movement of the spent fuel from its storage position. Based on parametric studies conducted via computer simulation, the device should be able to detect diversion of as low as ten percent of the missing or replaced fuel from an assembly regardless of the location of the missing fuel within the assembly, of the cooling time, initial fuel enrichment or burnup levels. Conditions in the spent fuel pool such as clarity of the water or boron content are also not issues for this device. The shape of the base signature is principally dependent on the layout of the guide tubes in the various types of PWR fuel assemblies and perturbations in the form of replaced fuel pins will distort this signature. These features of PDET are all unique and overcome limitation and disadvantages presented by currently used devices such as the Fork detector or the Cerenkov Viewing Device. Thus, this device when developed and tested could fill an important need in the safeguards area for partial defect detection, a technology that the IAEA has been seeking for the past few decades.

  13. Crack growth rates and metallographic examinations of Alloy 600 and Alloy 82/182 from field components and laboratory materials tested in PWR environments.

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    Alexandreanu, B.; Chopra, O. K.; Shack, W. J.

    2008-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    In light water reactors, components made of nickel-base alloys are susceptible to environmentally assisted cracking. This report summarizes the crack growth rate results and related metallography for field and laboratory-procured Alloy 600 and its weld alloys tested in pressurized water reactor (PWR) environments. The report also presents crack growth rate (CGR) results for a shielded-metal-arc weld of Alloy 182 in a simulated PWR environment as a function of temperature between 290 C and 350 C. These data were used to determine the activation energy for crack growth in Alloy 182 welds. The tests were performed by measuring the changes in the stress corrosion CGR as the temperatures were varied during the test. The difference in electrochemical potential between the specimen and the Ni/NiO line was maintained constant at each temperature by adjusting the hydrogen overpressure on the water supply tank. The CGR data as a function of temperature yielded activation energies of 252 kJ/mol for a double-J weld and 189 kJ/mol for a deep-groove weld. These values are in good agreement with the data reported in the literature. The data reported here and those in the literature suggest that the average activation energy for Alloy 182 welds is on the order of 220-230 kJ/mol, higher than the 130 kJ/mol commonly used for Alloy 600. The consequences of using a larger value of activation energy for SCC CGR data analysis are discussed.

  14. AGRO-ENERGY PRODUCTION AS A DRIVING FORCE IN THE SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION OF RURAL ENVIRONMENTS: A SIGNIFICANT CASE STUDY WITHIN THE ALTA

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 AGRO-ENERGY PRODUCTION AS A DRIVING FORCE IN THE SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION OF RURAL sociales du paysage rural. Keywords: rural landscape, agro-energy, energy policy, energetic sustainability-European rural region, the Alta Murgia National Park in the Italian region of Apulia, as the socio

  15. Reclamation Rural Water Act 56th Annual NM Water Conf., New Water New Energy: A Conference Linking Desalination and Renewable Energy

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    Johnson, Eric E.

    Reclamation Rural Water Act 56th Annual NM Water Conf., New Water New Energy: A Conference Linking Desalination and Renewable Energy 71 Reclamation Rural Water Act: Southwestern Navajo Rural Water Supply://wrri.nmsu.edu/publish/watcon/proc56/Black-Haws.pdf #12;Reclamation Rural Water Act 56th Annual NM Water Conf., New Water New Energy

  16. Sustainable fuelwood use in rural Mexico. Volume 1: Current patterns of resource use

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    Masera, O.

    1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present report summarizes the results of the first phase of a project of cooperation between the Mexican National Commission for Energy Conservation (CONAE) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) on sustainable biofuel use in rural Mexico. This first phase has been devoted to (i) conducting an in-depth review of the status of fuelwood use in rural and peri-urban areas of Mexico, (ii) providing improved estimates of biomass energy use, (iii) assessing the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of fuelwood use, and (iv) identifying preliminary potential lines of action to improve the patterns of biomass energy use in Mexico; in particular, identifying those interventions that, by improving living conditions for rural inhabitants, can result in global benefits (such as the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions). A comprehensive review of the existing documentation of biofuel use in rural and peri-urban Mexico was conducted. Reports from official, academic, and non-governmental organizations were gathered and analyzed. A computerized rural energy database was created by re-processing a national rural energy survey. Because of the paucity of information about biofuel use in small rural industries, most of the analysis is devoted to the household sector.

  17. r XXXX American Chemical Society 471 DOI: 10.1021/jz900318t |J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010, 1, 471474 pubs.acs.org/JPCL

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    Caflisch, Amedeo

    474 pubs.acs.org/JPCL Soluble Protofibrils as Metastable Intermediates in Simulations of Amyloid Fibril of Biochemistry, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland ABSTRACT Amyloid fibril disaggregation has been observed recently upon incubation with lipid vesicles, challenging the view of fibrils

  18. r XXXX American Chemical Society A dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp112139h |J. Phys. Chem. C XXXX, XXX, 000000 pubs.acs.org/JPCC

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    Information ' INTRODUCTION Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) have displayed significant potential to compete on transparent conducting oxide platforms for their use in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) in a similar fashion­000 ARTICLE pubs.acs.org/JPCC SiO2 Aerogel Templated, Porous TiO2 Photoanodes for Enhanced Performance in Dye-Sensitized

  19. Preservation of Our World in the Wake of Change, Vol. VI A/B ISEEQS Pub. Jerusalem, Israel, 1996. Editor: Y. Steinberger

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    Nathan, Ran

    553 Preservation of Our World in the Wake of Change, Vol. VI A/B ISEEQS Pub. Jerusalem, Israel, Jerusalem 91904, Israel and G. Schiller Department of Field Crops and Natural Resources, Agricultural components. In wind- dispersed species, for example, selection for dispersal capacity may often favor small

  20. r XXXX American Chemical Society A dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja107719u |J. Am. Chem. Soc. XXXX, XXX, 000000 pubs.acs.org/JACS

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    Aksay, Ilhan A.

    these problems, including using carbide, nitride, or metal oxides as catalyst supports.3,8 Meta­000 ARTICLE pubs.acs.org/JACS Stabilization of Electrocatalytic Metal Nanoparticles at Metal-Metal Oxide, Washington 99164, United States bS Supporting Information ABSTRACT: Carbon-supported precious metal catalysts

  1. Fermilab Today http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive_2005/today05-05-06.html 1 of 4 8/31/2006 10:11 AM

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    Toback, David

    Fermilab Today http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive_2005/today05-05-06.html 1 of 4 8/31/2006 10: Central Exclusive Production of Higgs Bosons and Other States 8:00 p.m. Fermilab International Film Society - Auditorium Tickets: Adults $4 Title: Uzak (Distant) Saturday, May 7 8:00 p.m. Fermilab Arts

  2. 5/20/2014 Fermilab Today http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive/archive_2014/today14-05-08.html 1/4

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    Toback, David

    5/20/2014 Fermilab Today http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive/archive_2014/today14-05-08.html 1 University Title: The MicroBooNE Detector, Beam Requirements and Status Milestone Fermilab launches new home page on website The new Fermilab home page features a rotating series of images of the laboratory

  3. PMID vs. PMCID: What's the difference? NIH grant proposals, applications and reports are required to include the PubMed Central reference number (PMCID) for

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    Stephens, Matthew

    PMID vs. PMCID: What's the difference? NIH grant proposals, applications and reports are requiredMed Central in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy (mandatory compliance effective April 7). Pub to be submitted to the NIH. Due to similar terminology, there is confusion over where to find the correct number

  4. r XXXX American Chemical Society A dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl201470j |Nano Lett. XXXX, XXX, 000000 pubs.acs.org/NanoLett

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    Cui, Yi

    ­000 LETTER pubs.acs.org/NanoLett Interconnected Silicon Hollow Nanospheres for Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes silicon structure.13 This electrochem- ical conditioning method is promising, but limited capacities (960 the diffusion-induced stress evolution and investigated the volume expansion of the same single hollow spheres

  5. r XXXX American Chemical Society A dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp1083967 |J. Phys. Chem. C XXXX, XXX, 000000 pubs.acs.org/JPCC

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    Aksay, Ilhan A.

    000 ARTICLE pubs.acs.org/JPCC Structure and Energetics of Thin Film Water Santiago Romero-Vargas Castrillon Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544-5263, United States Physics Department, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, New York 11210, United States 1

  6. pubs.acs.org/ICPublished on Web 05/24/2010r 2010 American Chemical Society Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 53715376 5371

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    Turro, Claudia

    pubs.acs.org/ICPublished on Web 05/24/2010r 2010 American Chemical Society Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49 DNA was also probed, along with their toxicity toward human skin cells in the dark and when irradiated with visible light than in the dark. In contrast to the DNA photocleavage results, 5 exhibits the largest

  7. pubs.acs.org/cm Published on Web 06/25/2010 r 2010 American Chemical Society 4120 Chem. Mater. 2010, 22, 41204122

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    pubs.acs.org/cm Published on Web 06/25/2010 r 2010 American Chemical Society 4120 Chem. Mater. 2010 the solvated metal-organic framework as a dark red precipitate. X-ray powder diffraction data show the solid

  8. Page 1 of 2 Case Study Results by Rural NTD Transit Agency (CA only)

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    Page 1 of 2 Case Study Results by Rural NTD Transit Agency (CA only) Rural NTD Code Rural Transit-055 Alpine County Local Transp. Comm. CA CA 362 56.3% 0.3191 45.7% 1.35 69.4% 9R02-018 Amador Regional Transit System CA CA 1062 71.0% 0.3732 17.7% 4.20 65.0% 9R02-007 Calaveras Transit CA CA 907 64.9% 0

  9. ORNL rod-bundle heat-transfer test data. Volume 3. Thermal-hydraulic test facility experimental data report for test 3. 06. 6B - transient film boiling in upflow. [PWR

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    Mullins, C.B.; Felde, D.K.; Sutton, A.G.; Gould, S.S.; Morris, D.G.; Robinson, J.J.

    1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Reduced instrument responses are presented for Thermal-Hyraulic Test Facility (THTF) Test 3.06.6B. This test was conducted by members of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Pressurized-Water-Reactor (PWR) Blowdown Heat Transfer (BDHT) Separate-Effects Program on August 29, 1980. The objective of the program was to investigate heat transfer phenomena believed to occur in PWR's during accidents, including small and large break loss-of-coolant accidents. Test 3.06.6B was conducted to obtain transient film boiling data in rod bundle geometry under reactor accident-type conditions. The primary purpose of this report is to make the reduced instrument responses for THTF Test 3.06.6B available. Included in the report are uncertainties in the instrument responses, calculated mass flows, and calculated rod powers.

  10. Food Preparation and Preservation Among Rural Families of Texas.

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    Whitacre, Jessie (Jessie Opal)

    1943-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    30 1 I min. or less 1 15.3 1 23.6 31- 60min. 38.7 37.5 61-90min. 15.3 11.1 91-120 min. 18.0 18.1 121-180 1:.6 1 9.7 181-240 min. 33.3 16.7 35.4 23.1 37.0 10.9 42.6 1 34.3 44.3 37.4 14.2 40.8 16.3 24.5 02.00 37.0 7.4 0 33.3 0..., apples, figs, cherries, pineapple, strawberries. Favorite vegetables for canning were toma string beans, corn, snap peas, and cucumber pickles. A gre proportion of these families did canning than of those in 45 cou~ representing the entire rural...

  11. The French codes RCC-M and RSE-M -- Design, construction and in-service inspection rules for the mechanical components of PWR nuclear islands: An overview and a comparison to the ASME codes

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    Journet, J.; Masson, S.H.; Morel, A.; Remond, A.; Grandemange, J.M.

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The RCC-M, ``Regles de Conception et de Construction des Materiels Mecaniques des Ilots Nucleaires REP`` or, in English, ``Design and Construction Rules for the Mechanical Components of PWR Nuclear Islands`` and the RSE-M, ``Regles de Surveillance en Exploitation des Materiels Mecaniques des Ilots Nucleaires REP`` or, in English, ``In-Service Inspection Rules for the Mechanical Components of PWR Nuclear Islands`` gather all design, construction and operating practices relating to the mechanical components of French PWR nuclear islands. This paper is a presentation of these two codes. Throughout this presentation the specific aspects of the French approach will be underlined and will be compared to that of the ASME codes--mainly Section 3 and Section 11. The broad general technical scopes of the French codes are similar to those of the ASME codes. However, in some important areas of design, material specifications, procurement and manufacturing, the provisions of the RCC-M and RSE-M deviate from those of a strict mechanical Code and are more self-sustaining than those of ASME.

  12. Junior Master Gardener Programs in Rural Guatemala: A Model for International Youth Development Programs

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    Mcgucken, Anna Mae

    2014-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    rural schools in Guatemala participated in six weeks of JMG lessons. Students completed pre-and post- science knowledge tests, and pre-and post- science attitude and life skills surveys. Teachers completed surveys to evaluate their perceptions of JMG...

  13. Ancestral land, inheritance, and the revitalization or rural Japan: the case of Ogata Village

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    Wood, Donald C

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Three themes are especially significant in rural Japan today. The first two are the traditional strong sense of ancestral land ties shared by Japanese farmers and the shortage of heirs problem (atotsugi mondai), which they face. The third...

  14. Promoting Rural Development from a Territorial Perspective: The Case of The Yeguare Region, Honduras

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    Borja Borja, Ivan M.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    development was to expand the knowledge about the impacts of a territorial model of development in rural Honduras. Also, policymakers and project stakeholders may use this information to plan, design and implement more effective development programs, and may...

  15. A time for reform: the woman suffrage campaign in rural Texas, 1914-1919

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    Motl, Kevin Conrad

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    , and Ferguson's own tabloid Ferguson Forum, rural voters found themselves constantly bombarded by messages about how they should view questions of reform in their state. The organizational culture that sustained suffrage organizations in urban Texas failed to do...

  16. Professional Development for Rural Teachers in Chile: What They Need and How Technology Can Help

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    Perez Guarda, Paola

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    to develop and grow professionally according to their professional context and needs. This study focuses on professional development of rural teachers in Chile. These teachers work in schools that present unique characteristics, which demand professional...

  17. On Managing Texas Rural Water Supply Systems: A Socioeconomic Analysis and Quality Evaluation

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    Singh, R.N.

    . The study uses a set of indicators to identify effectiveness and efficiency of rural water projects. Such measures for analysis and appraisal of these projects may contribute to more informed and intelligent planning for the future. The study is also...

  18. Conserving the rural landscape of the texas hill country: a place identity-based approach

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    Lai, Po-Hsin

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Landscape change induced by population growth and urban development is impacting the ecosystem goods and services provided by open space, which is essential to supporting many urban and rural populations. Conserving open space cannot be attained...

  19. Justification of village scale photovoltaic powered electrodialysis desalination systems for rural India

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    Wright, Natasha C. (Natasha Catherine)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis justifies photovoltaic (PV)-powered electrodialysis (ED) as an energy and cost-effective means of desalinating groundwater in rural India and presents the design requirements for a village-level system. Saline ...

  20. An analysis on the feasibility of supporting and funding rural education through private education in Argentina

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    Sanchez Brion, Nora

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The quality of education in Argentina has been declining over the past decades, affecting specially rural and marginalized sectors of the population. Given the current circumstances, in which the government has increased ...

  1. Leonardville: cultural expression in a rural Central Texas volunteer fire department

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    Krinhop, Kash

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This ethnography of a volunteer fire department (VFD) in Leonardville, Texas documents the maintenance and reproduction of community in rural Texas. Through stenographic analysis I illustrate how the VFD becomes a setting where the social world...

  2. Rural development in practice? The experience of the Khomani bushmen in the Northern Cape, South Africa

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    Grant, Julie

    2012-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis analyses the dynamics, complexities and numerous obstacles that serve to constrain rural development within the Khomani Community of the Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Following the end of Apartheid, ...

  3. Evaluation of the PV technology for rural electrification improvement : China market focus

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    Cho, Kyoung Suk

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy use, especially electricity, in China is rapidly growing, but China faced two challenges in developing new energy supply: global climate changes and unbalanced economic development between urban and rural regions. ...

  4. Entrepreneurial Tech-Ed. : using technology to fuel income generation education in rural Ghana/

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    Rossman, Breanna Faye

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis investigates how decentralization of development occurs through merging small-scale technology hubs into the rural West African fabric by integrating with the secondary school system. This model redefines the ...

  5. Social and cultural context of rural water and sanitation projects: case studies from Ghana

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    Furber, Alison Mary

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The research underpinning this work took place in the context of two rural water and sanitation projects carried out in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The focus of study was on the way engineers can make water and sanitation ...

  6. Reshaping rural development through knowledge clusters : the case of Danville and Southside, Virginia

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    Pierson, Andrew Stuart (Andrew Drew Stuart)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis examines challenges and implications associated with implementing knowledge-based economic development strategies in rural regions, focusing on the City of Danville in Southside Virginia. In 2000, Danville ...

  7. The political economy of rural-urban conflict : lessons from West Africa & India

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    McDougal, Topher L. (Topher Leinberger)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation occupies the intersection between the fields of International Development, Political Economy, and Peace & Conflict Studies to examine how economic networks spanning the rural-urban divide condition conflict ...

  8. Rural ITS Safety Solution Systems University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies!

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    Minnesota, University of

    to improve safety on rural roadways. ! #12;RITSS! · Driver Behavior Evaluation System (DBES)! · Stop Sign on Intersection Warning System (2007 Mn/DOT Innovative Ideas Program Project)! · Off-the-shelf components! · Solar

  9. The Importance of a Small Rural School District to the Community

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    Reynolds, Richard

    2013-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Hallsburg ISD is a small, rural, K-6 school district struggling to sustain its operations due to reduced funding from the state, decreased enrollment, and a decrease in the local tax base. This Problem in Practice Record of Study examines...

  10. Alleviation of rural poverty in Malaysia: the role of Zakat, a case study

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    Mahamod, Lukman Hakim

    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study focuses on the factors contributing to the lack of emphasis by the Kedah Department of Zakat (KDoZ), Malaysia on the alleviation of poverty among the rural poor through zakat capital assistance programmes and ...

  11. Observations of glyoxal and formaldehyde as metrics for the anthropogenic impact on rural photochemistry

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    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    methanol, ace- tone, acetonitrile, and hydrogen cyanide,rural observations MBO+Isoprene C 4 H 7 O + Acetonitrilev Acetonitrile (ppt ) Benzene C 4 H 7 O + (AU) Benzene (ppt

  12. Message Phone: A User Study and Analysis of Asynchronous Messaging in Rural Uganda

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    Parikh, Tapan S.

    costs of base stations. Even Grameen Telecom in "rural" Bangladesh depends on high population den- sity to fundamental costs associated with the need to provision resources for live calls. Earlier, we proposed

  13. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Rural Developmen...

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    wo PV), with double-stud walls heavy insulation, low-load sealed-combustion gas space heaters, triple-pane windows, solar water heating, and PV. Rural Development Inc.: Wisdom...

  14. Experimental Investigation on the Effects of Coolant Concentration on Sub-Cooled Boiling and Crud Deposition on Reactor Cladding at Prototypical PWR Operating Conditions

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    Schultis, J., Kenneth; Fenton, Donald, L.

    2006-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Increasing demand for energy necessitates nuclear power units to increase power limits. This implies significant changes in the design of the core of the nuclear power units, therefore providing better performance and safety in operations. A major hindrance to the increase of nuclear reactor performance especially in Pressurized Deionized water Reactors (PWR) is Axial Offset Anomaly (AOA)--the unexpected change in the core axial power distribution during operation from the predicted distribution. This problem is thought to be occur because of precipitation and deposition of lithiated compounds like boric acid (H{sub 2}BO{sub 3}) and lithium metaborate (LiBO{sub 2}) on the fuel rod cladding. Deposited boron absorbs neutrons thereby affecting the total power distribution inside the reactor. AOA is thought to occur when there is sufficient build-up of crud deposits on the cladding during subcooled nucleate boiling. Predicting AOA is difficult as there is very little information regarding the heat and mass transfer during subcooled nucleate boiling. An experimental investigation was conducted to study the heat transfer characteristics during subcooled nucleate boiling at prototypical PWR conditions. Pool boiling tests were conducted with varying concentrations of lithium metaborate (LiBO{sub 2}) and boric acid (H{sub 2}BO{sub 3}) solutions in deionized water. The experimental data collected includes the effect of coolant concentration, subcooling, system pressure and heat flux on pool the boiling heat transfer coefficient. The analysis of particulate deposits formed on the fuel cladding surface during subcooled nucleate boiling was also performed. The results indicate that the pool boiling heat transfer coefficient degrades in the presence of boric acid and lithium metaborate compared to pure deionized water due to lesser nucleation. The pool boiling heat transfer coefficients decreased by about 24% for 5000 ppm concentrated boric acid solution and by 27% for 5000 ppm lithium metaborate solution respectively at the saturation temperature for 1000 psi (68.9 bar) coolant pressure. Boiling tests also revealed the formation of fine deposits of boron and lithium on the cladding surface which degraded the heat transfer rates. The boron and lithium metaborate precipitates after a 5 day test at 5000 ppm concentration and 1000 psi (68.9 bar) operating pressure reduced the heat transfer rate 21% and 30%, respectively for the two solutions.

  15. The hitchhiker's guide to altruism --Study explains how costly trai... http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-01/uocp-thg011907.php 1 of 1 28/1/07 13:42

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    Gardner, Andy

    ://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-01/uocp-thg011907.php 1 of 1 28/1/07 13:42 Public release date: 19-Jan-2007 [ Print Article | E

  16. Variations in disaster aid acquisitions among ethnic groups in a rural community

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    Galindo, Kim Blanca

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    VARIATIONS IN DISASTER AID ACQUISITIONS AMONG ETHNIC GROUPS IN A RURAL COMMUNITY A Dissertation by Kim Blanca Galindo Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2007 Major Subject: Urban and Regional Sciences VARIATIONS IN DISASTER AID ACQUISITIONS AMONG ETHNIC GROUPS IN A RURAL COMMUNITY A Dissertation by Kim Blanca Galindo...

  17. An analysis of the threshold necessary to sustain rural Texas retail outlets

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    Adcock, Donna P

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AN ANALYSIS OF THE THRESHOLD NECESSARY TO SUSTAIN RURAL TEXAS RETAIL OUTLETS A Thesis by DONNA PFLUGER ADCOCK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1992 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics AN ANALYSIS OF THE THRESHOLD NECESSARY TO SUSTAIN RURAL TEXAS RETAIL OUTLETS A Thesis by DONNA PFLUGER ADCOCK Approved as to style and content by: Dennis U. Fisher (Chair...

  18. Going Green? Urban vs. Rural Residency and Pro-Environmental Attitudes in China

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    Chiu, Samantha

    GOING GREEN? URBAN VS. RURAL RESIDENCY AND PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDES IN CHINA Major: Political Science April 2009 Submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Research Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the designation as UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLAR A Senior Scholars Thesis by SAMANTHA LEE-MING CHIU GOING GREEN? URBAN VS. RURAL RESIDENCY AND PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDES IN CHINA Approved by: Research Advisor: Robert...

  19. Medical Transportation Program Impact on Rural Transit in Texas Resource-Based Cost Allocation Methodology

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    Edrington, Andrea Suzanne

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    -on-one discussions with Texas transit districts revealed that rural transit districts are concerned about the impacts that operating MTP service may have on operations and funding. For a coordinated rural demand response transit system, MTP may enhance system... traveling up to 700 miles and several hours one way for their medical care (Borders, 2006, p. 86).? Minnesota Department of Transportation, Coordination Action Plan, provides best practices for implementing a fully allocated cost methodology...

  20. Relating geometric design consistency and accident experience on two-lane rural highways

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    Glascock, Stephen Wade

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    RELATING GEOMETRIC DESIGN CONSISTENCY AND ACCIDENT EXPERIENCE ON TWO-LANE RURAL HIGHWAYS A Thesis by STEPHEN WADE GLASCOCK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1991 Major Subject: Civil Engineering RELATING GEOMETRIC DESIGN CONSISTENCY AND ACCIDENT EXPERIENCE ON TWO-LANE RURAL HIGHWAYS A Thesis by STEPHEN WADE GLASCOCK Approved as to style and content by: aymond A...

  1. An economic analysis of costs of solid waste management in rural Texas communities

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    Hall, John Patrick

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF COSTS OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN RURAL TEXAS COMMUNITIES A Thesis by John Patrick Hall Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1973 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF COSTS OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN RURAL TEXAS COMMUNITIES A Thesis by John Patrick Hall Approved as to style and content by: hairman of mmi, ttee j ead...

  2. Comparisons of Access to, Cost of, and Quality of Health Care Between Rural and Urban Populations

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    Lee, Wei-Chen

    2013-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Chair of Committee, Robert Ohsfeldt Committee Members, Ciro Sumaya Charles Phillips Luohua Jiang Head of Department, Rebecca Wells December 2013 Major Subject: Health... Services Research Copyright 2013 Wei-Chen Lee ii ABSTRACT There are 46.2 million Americans (15% of total population) living in rural counties. Rural populations disproportionately suffer from inadequate access to, high cost of, and poor quality...

  3. Probability of pipe fracture in the primary coolant loop of a PWR plant. Volume 5. Probabilistic fracture mechanics analysis. Load Combination Program Project I final report

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    Harris, D.O.; Lim, E.Y.; Dedhia, D.D.

    1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary purpose of the Load Combination Program covered in this report is to estimate the probability of a seismic induced LOCA in the primary piping of a commercial pressurized water reactor (PWR). Best estimates, rather than upper bound results are desired. This was accomplished by use of a fracture mechanics model that employs a random distribution of initial cracks in the piping welds. Estimates of the probability of cracks of various sizes initially existing in the welds are combined with fracture mechanics calculations of how these cracks would grow during service. This then leads to direct estimates of the probability of failure as a function of time and location within the piping system. The influence of varying the stress history to which the piping is subjected is easily determined. Seismic events enter into the analysis through the stresses they impose on the pipes. Hence, the influence of various seismic events on the piping failure probability can be determined, thereby providing the desired information.

  4. Renewable Energy for Rural Development in Ethiopia: The Case for New Energy Policies and Institutional Reform. Energy Policy 30

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    W. Wolde-ghiorgis

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article argues the case for introducing new energy policies in Ethiopia that will ensure energy initiatives for rural development meet the desired expectations. A review of the rural energy sector in Ethiopia is presented. Rural communities have for centuries relied solely on traditional biomass energy sources, human and animal power. In addition, sample findings show that the basic stock of traditional biomass energy resources is dwindling fast for two reasons: one, due to rapid population growth; and two, due to the absence of energy substitutes for traditional energy sources. Renewable energy technologies (RETs) and other modern energy technologies are almost non-existent. In terms of budgetary allocation, rural energy development has not received a fair share of public investment in comparison to education, rural road construction and health. A key policy recommendation made in this article is the need for commitment from concerned authorities to the use of renewables for spurring rural development. This could be through increasing the budget allocation to rural energy, which is currently negligible. Other policy recommendations include the modification of existing institutional frameworks for rural energy delivery, and the design and implementation of appropriate rural energy initiatives suitable for productive activities and sustainable development.

  5. Biomass District Heat System for Interior Rural Alaska Villages

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    Wall, William A.; Parker, Charles R.

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Alaska Village Initiatives (AVI) from the outset of the project had a goal of developing an integrated village approach to biomass in Rural Alaskan villages. A successful biomass project had to be ecologically, socially/culturally and economically viable and sustainable. Although many agencies were supportive of biomass programs in villages none had the capacity to deal effectively with developing all of the tools necessary to build a complete integrated program. AVI had a sharp learning curve as well. By the end of the project with all the completed tasks, AVI developed the tools and understanding to connect all of the dots of an integrated village based program. These included initially developing a feasibility model that created the capacity to optimize a biomass system in a village. AVI intent was to develop all aspects or components of a fully integrated biomass program for a village. This meant understand the forest resource and developing a sustainable harvest system that included the right sized harvest equipment for the scale of the project. Developing a training program for harvesting and managing the forest for regeneration. Making sure the type, quality, and delivery system matched the needs of the type of boiler or boilers to be installed. AVI intended for each biomass program to be of the scale that would create jobs and a sustainable business.

  6. Opportunities and Challenges for Solar Minigrid Development in Rural India

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    Thirumurthy, N.; Harrington, L.; Martin, D.; Thomas, L.; Takpa, J.; Gergan, R.

    2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this report is to inform investors about the potential of solar minigrid technologies to serve India's rural market. Under the US-India Energy Dialogue, the US Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is supporting the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)'s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) in performing a business-case and policy-oriented analysis on the deployment of solar minigrids in India. The JNNSM scheme targets the development of 2GW of off-grid solar power by 2022 and provides large subsidies to meet this target. NREL worked with electricity capacity and demand data supplied by the Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency (LREDA) from Leh District, to develop a technical approach for solar minigrid development. Based on the NREL-developed, simulated solar insolation data for the city of Leh, a 250-kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system can produce 427,737 kWh over a 12-month period. The business case analysis, based on several different scenarios and JNNSM incentives shows the cost of power ranges from Rs. 6.3/kWh (US$0.126) to Rs. 9/kWh (US$0.18). At these rates, solar power is a cheaper alternative to diesel. An assessment of the macro-environment elements--including political, economic, environmental, social, and technological--was also performed to identify factors that may impact India?s energy development initiatives.

  7. Impacts of rural energy costs and availabilities in Kenya

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    Jama, M.A.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study sought to examine energy-consumption patterns in a cross section of rural households in Kenya and to analyze how these use patterns relate to socio-economic, demographic, institutional, and energy market factors. The models specified were demands for fuelwood, charcoal, kerosene, commercial heat energy, and aggregate energy. For fuelwood, a probit analysis was utilized to determine the conditional probability of fuelwood consumption and a least-squares regression to determine quantity consumed. Ordinary regression was used to estimate demand for the other fuels. The research indicates that household incomes, family size, improved ceramic stoves, other fuels, and occupation are the most influential variables on consumption of various fuels. The quantities of fuelwood, charcoal, and kerosene consumed are not very responsive to changes in income. Aggregate energy is income-inelastic and a normal good, while woodfuel and kerosene are inferior products. The model indicates that redirection of a 10% increase in income, so that only the low-income households benefit, would cause only a small, 1% increase in fuelwood consumption.

  8. La scurisation foncire favorise-t-elle l'amnagement rural ? Le cas de la ZGC d'Analalavaloha, Commune rurale d'Amparafaravola dans

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    les outils ddis Le Programme National Foncier La Politique Foncire a pour finalit une gestion PNF (Programme national foncier) et des outils ddis : les guichets fonciers, le PLOF, dans une1 La scurisation foncire favorise-t-elle l'amnagement rural ? Le cas de la ZGC d

  9. Integrated farm sustainability assessment for the environmental management of rural activities

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    Stachetii Rodrigues, Geraldo, E-mail: stacheti@cnpma.embrapa.b [Embrapa Labex Europe, Agropolis International, Avenue Agropolis, 34394, Montpellier (France); Aparecida Rodrigues, Izilda, E-mail: isis@cnpma.embrapa.b [Environmental Management Laboratory, Embrapa Environment, Rodovia SP340, km 127.5, Jaguariuna (SP), CEP 13820-000 (Brazil); Almeida Buschinelli, Claudio Cesar de, E-mail: buschi@cnpma.embrapa.b [Environmental Management Laboratory, Embrapa Environment, Rodovia SP340, km 127.5, Jaguariuna (SP), CEP 13820-000 (Brazil); Barros, Inacio de, E-mail: indebarros@antilles.inra.f [INRA, Unite de Recherche Agropedoclimatique da la Zone Caraibe, Domaine Duclos, 97170 Petit-Bourg (France)

    2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Farmers have been increasingly called upon to respond to an ongoing redefinition in consumers' demands, having as a converging theme the search for sustainable production practices. In order to satisfy this objective, instruments for the environmental management of agricultural activities have been sought out. Environmental impact assessment methods are appropriate tools to address the choice of technologies and management practices to minimize negative effects of agricultural development, while maximizing productive efficiency, sound usage of natural resources, conservation of ecological assets and equitable access to wealth generation means. The 'system for weighted environmental impact assessment of rural activities' (APOIA-NovoRural) presented in this paper is organized to provide integrated farm sustainability assessment according to quantitative environmental standards and defined socio-economic benchmarks. The system integrates sixty-two objective indicators in five sustainability dimensions - (i) Landscape ecology, (ii) Environmental quality (atmosphere, water and soil), (iii) Sociocultural values, (iv) Economic values, and (v) Management and administration. Impact indices are expressed in three integration levels: (i) specific indicators, that offer a diagnostic and managerial tool for farmers and rural administrators, by pointing out particular attributes of the rural activities that may be failing to comply with defined environmental performance objectives; (ii) integrated sustainability dimensions, that show decision-makers the major contributions of the rural activities toward local sustainable development, facilitating the definition of control actions and promotion measures; and (iii) aggregated sustainability index, that can be considered a yardstick for eco-certification purposes. Nine fully documented case studies carried out with the APOIA-NovoRural system, focusing on different scales, diverse rural activities/farming systems, and contrasting spatial/territorial contexts, attest to the malleability of the method and its applicability as an integrated farm environmental management tool.

  10. version 17.0 FERMILAB-PUB-10-???-E CDF Note 10101, D0 Note 6039 Combined Tevatron upper limit on gg H W +

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    ,82 D. Brown ,22 E. Brubaker ,83 X.B. Bu ,8 D. Buchholz ,86 J. Budagov ,53 H.S. Budd ,115 S. Budd ,87. Campanelli ,68 M. Campbell ,104 F. Canelli ,82, 83 A. Canepa ,123 B. Carls ,87 D. Carlsmith ,134 R. Carosiversion 17.0 FERMILAB-PUB-10-???-E CDF Note 10101, D0 Note 6039 Combined Tevatron upper limit on gg

  11. Comparisons of cat and dog rabies vaccination rates between epizootic to non-epizootic counties and urban to rural counties in the state of Texas

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    Martin-Harborth, Michelle Lynn

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    between urban and rural areas were also done because the majority of the epizootic counties fall into rural counties. Samples of vaccinated cats and dogs with Zoonotic Incident Records that compared the epizootic to non-epizootic counties and urban...

  12. Control Strategies for Distributed Energy Resources to Maximize the Use of Wind Power in Rural Microgrids

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    Lu, Shuai; Elizondo, Marcelo A.; Samaan, Nader A.; Kalsi, Karanjit; Mayhorn, Ebony T.; Diao, Ruisheng; Jin, Chunlian; Zhang, Yu

    2011-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The focus of this paper is to design control strategies for distributed energy resources (DERs) to maximize the use of wind power in a rural microgrid. In such a system, it may be economical to harness wind power to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels for electricity production. In this work, we develop control strategies for DERs, including diesel generators, energy storage and demand response, to achieve high penetration of wind energy in a rural microgrid. Combinations of centralized (direct control) and decentralized (autonomous response) control strategies are investigated. Detailed dynamic models for a rural microgrid are built to conduct simulations. The system response to large disturbances and frequency regulation are tested. It is shown that optimal control coordination of DERs can be achieved to maintain system frequency while maximizing wind power usage and reducing the wear and tear on fossil fueled generators.

  13. Ten-year's change in blood pressure levels and prevalence of hypertension in urban and rural Cameroon

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    0 Ten-year's change in blood pressure levels and prevalence of hypertension in urban and rural;1 ABSTRACT Background: Hypertension is becoming increasingly important in sub-Saharan Africa. However the 10-year change in blood pressure levels and prevalence of hypertension in rural and urban Cameroon

  14. The Biofuels Revolution: Understanding the Social, Cultural and Economic Impacts of Biofuels Development on Rural Communities

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    Dr. Theresa L. Selfa; Dr. Richard Goe; Dr. Laszlo Kulcsar; Dr. Gerad Middendorf; Dr. Carmen Bain

    2013-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this research was an in-depth analysis of the impacts of biofuels industry and ethanol plants on six rural communities in the Midwestern states of Kansas and Iowa. The goal was to provide a better understanding of the social, cultural, and economic implications of biofuels development, and to contribute to more informed policy development regarding bioenergy.Specific project objectives were: 1. To understand how the growth of biofuel production has affected and will affect Midwestern farmers and rural communities in terms of economic, demographic, and socio-cultural impacts; 2. To determine how state agencies, groundwater management districts, local governments and policy makers evaluate or manage bioenergy development in relation to competing demands for economic growth, diminishing water resources, and social considerations; 3. To determine the factors that influence the water management practices of agricultural producers in Kansas and Iowa (e.g. geographic setting, water management institutions, competing water-use demands as well as producers?? attitudes, beliefs, and values) and how these influences relate to bioenergy feedstock production and biofuel processing; 4. To determine the relative importance of social-cultural, environmental and/or economic factors in the promotion of biofuels development and expansion in rural communities; The research objectives were met through the completion of six detailed case studies of rural communities that are current or planned locations for ethanol biorefineries. Of the six case studies, two will be conducted on rural communities in Iowa and four will be conducted on rural communities in Kansas. A ??multi-method? or ??mixed method? research methodology was employed for each case study.

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

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    Faubion, James Forrest

    1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  16. Final Report for Harvesting a New Wind Crop: Innovative Economic Approaches for Rural America

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    Susan Innis; Randy Udall; Project Officer - Keith Bennett

    2005-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Final Report for ''Harvesting a New Wind Crop: Innovative Economic Approaches for Rural America'': This project, ''Harvesting a New Wind Crop'', helped stimulate wind development by rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities in Colorado. To date most of the wind power development in the United States has been driven by large investor-owned utilities serving major metropolitan areas. To meet the 5% by 2020 goal of the Wind Powering America program the 2,000 municipal and 900 rural electric cooperatives in the country must get involved in wind power development. Public power typically serves rural and suburban areas and can play a role in revitalizing communities by tapping into the economic development potential of wind power. One barrier to the involvement of public power in wind development has been the perception that wind power is more expensive than other generation sources. This project focused on two ways to reduce the costs of wind power to make it more attractive to public power entities. The first way was to develop a revenue stream from the sale of green tags. By selling green tags to entities that voluntarily support wind power, rural coops and munis can effectively reduce their cost of wind power. Western Resource Advocates (WRA) and the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) worked with Lamar Light and Power and Arkansas River Power Authority to develop a strategy to use green tags to help finance their wind project. These utilities are now selling their green tags to Community Energy, Inc., an independent for-profit marketer who in turn sells the tags to consumers around Colorado. The Lamar tags allow the University of Colorado-Boulder, the City of Boulder, NREL and other businesses to support wind power development and make the claim that they are ''wind-powered''. This urban-rural partnership is an important development for the state of Colorado's rural communities get the economic benefits of wind power and urban businesses are able to claim the environmental benefits. The second method to reduce the cost of wind power we investigated involved access to cheap capital. Municipal utilities and rural electric cooperatives have access to low-interest loan programs and frequently finance projects through the sale of revenue bonds, but we were interested in the possibility for small businesses and community banks to provide equity and debt for wind projects. We worked with Boulder Community Hospital to explore their interest in partnering with other businesses and individuals to help catalyze the first community-owned wind project in Colorado. We also met with and gained interest from the independent community banks for the idea of wind power. These small banks may be restricted by lending limits, but are an integral part of rural communities and are very interested in the economic development opportunities wind power presents for small towns. This project was successful in getting six rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities to purchase more than 25 MW of wind power in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. These utilities also announced plans to explore an additional 100 MW or more of wind power development over the next few years. Finally, munis and coops in New Mexico began exploring wind power by offering small green power programs to their customers. WRA believes the lessons learned from this project will assist other municipal utilities and rural electric cooperatives as they develop wind projects.

  17. TRANSPORTATION IN RURAL AMERICA...CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES JAMES L. OBERSTAR FORUM

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    Minnesota, University of

    TRANSPORTATION IN RURAL AMERICA...CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES JAMES L. OBERSTAR FORUM on Transportation Policy & Technology 2004 A Summary Report #12;June 2004 TOTHE READER, This report summarizes the third James L. Oberstar Forum on Transportation Policy and Technology. Over two days, we examined

  18. Testing institutional biomass cookstoves in rural Kenyan schools for the Millennium Villages Project

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    Modi, Vijay

    Testing institutional biomass cookstoves in rural Kenyan schools for the Millennium Villages Revised 7 July 2010 Accepted 7 July 2010 Available online xxxx Keywords: Biomass Cookstove Institutional fuels such as coal and biomass for their energy needs, burning 2 million ton of biomass each day

  19. Universit Toulouse 2 Le Mirail (UT2 Le Mirail) ED TESC : tudes rurales en sociologie

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    water sources, cause a shortage of water in Burkina Faso, particularly in rural areas. This forced : Points d'eau, territoire, autochtonie, gestion communautaire, conflits, recompositions sociales. "Water, land and conflict: analysis of challenges community management of water in burkina faso the example

  20. Designing an Architecture for Delivering Mobile Information Services to the Rural Developing World

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    Parikh, Tapan S.

    phone is the perfect bridging device. Long battery life, connectivity, solid-state memory, low price, solid-state memory, wireless connectivity, affordable price) make it a better-suited device for rural represent an opportunity to bootstrap computing in the developing world. Several features (battery operation

  1. Mapping cost-effective farmland preservation priorities A project funded the USDA NRI Rural Development Program

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    California at Santa Barbara, University of

    Mapping cost-effective farmland preservation priorities A project funded the USDA NRI Rural Development Program Project Director: Frank Davis, University of California Santa Barbara Project Staff: David Stoms, Jason Kreitler Project Advisors: Tim Duane, Julie Gustanski, Ralph Heimlich, Dan Press, Peter

  2. LAW enFOrcement AcAdemy College of Rural and Community Development

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    Hartman, Chris

    LAW enFOrcement AcAdemy College of Rural and Community Development Community and Technical College Requirements for Certification: 16 credits The Law Enforcement Academy prepares students for a career in law en Enforcement Academy is an intense semester of full-time study. Students attend class 40 hours per week for one

  3. PArAmedic AcAdemy College of Rural and Community Development

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    Hartman, Chris

    PArAmedic AcAdemy College of Rural and Community Development Community and Technical College 907-455-2895 www.ctc.uaf.edu/programs/paramedic/ The paramedic academy prepares students to take the national para Medical Board. The paramedic academy offers the highest level of education avail- able to prepare for work

  4. welding And MAteriAlS College of Rural and Community Development

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    Hartman, Chris

    welding And MAteriAlS technology College of Rural and Community Development Community and Technical College 907-455-2932 www.ctc.uaf.edu/programs/weld/ Welding is an important industrial skill from welding basics to advanced pipe and metal plate fabrication. Classes are small to offer hands

  5. A quarterly publication of the Center for Rural Development Volume 4, No. 3,

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    Selmic, Sandra

    ) facilitates linkages in Louisiana among Louisiana Tech, other universities, state and federal agencies, rural and state economy. Interest in using soybean as a crop for renewable energy production such as biodiesel energy to carbohydrates, which is in turn used to build plant biomass. Respiration is essentially

  6. Domestic dogs and cats as sources of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in rural northwestern Argentina

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    Cohen, Joel E.

    Domestic dogs and cats as sources of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in rural northwestern Argentina R, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2 Instituto Nacional de Parasitologi´a ``Dr. Mario Fatala Chaben'', Paseo Colo´n 568, 1032 Buenos Aires, Argentina 3 Division of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Department

  7. The Value of Public Transportation for Improving the Quality of Life for the Rural Elderly

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    Israel, Alicia Ann

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    community is no longer able to drive, issues that come with living in a rural area may be exacerbated, and the individual may experience a decrease in their quality of life. Although individuals may be able to use public transportation most existing options...

  8. attoyac bayou wpp development The bayou is one of many rural watersheds listed as

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    body on the Texas Integrated Report for Clean Water Act Sections 305(b) and 303(d) due to high levels to evaluate a water body's ability to support contact recreation. Three monitoring stations managed and Shelby counties before emptying into Sam Rayburn Reservoir. With several rural communities in the area

  9. Response of discharge, TSS, and E. coli to rainfall events in urban, suburban, and rural watersheds

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    Zhang, Minghua

    of the storm-period response of E. coli across an urban and rural gradient, but also lays a foundation of urban development during storm events. Identifying potential factors that affect E. coli concen that the water has been polluted by feces associated with pathogens. Simulation models can play an important role

  10. RESEARCH ARTICLE Rural housing is related to plant invasions in forests

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    Radeloff, Volker C.

    of invasive non-native plants in temperate forests of the Midwestern US. In the Baraboo Hills, Wisconsin, we be discouraged. Keywords Baraboo Hills Á Forest fragmentation Á Landscaping Á Midwestern forests Á NonRESEARCH ARTICLE Rural housing is related to plant invasions in forests of southern Wisconsin, USA

  11. Sector reform impact on rural drinking water schemes -A case study from Raigad district in Maharashtra

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    Sohoni, Milind

    of India (GoI) policy and its influence on a subject, viz., water, which falls within the state's purview policy in Maharashtra. We observe that compared to what is reflected in the national rural drinking water unchanged in spite of the changes in policy regimes. We find that poor capacity and expertise of state

  12. Atmospheric Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) at a Rural Mountain Site in California

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    Cohen, Ronald C.

    Atmospheric Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) at a Rural Mountain Site in California Gunnar W. Schade,* Gabrielle B. Dreyfus, and Allen H. Goldstein ABSTRACT (CARB) measured MTBE in urban regions in 1995­ 1996, reporting a range of 0.4 to 13.2 ppbv in the LosMethyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE

  13. conStruction MAnAgeMent College of Rural and Community Development

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    Hartman, Chris

    conStruction MAnAgeMent College of Rural and Community Development Community and Technical College The construction management program meets growing needs in the con- struction industry by training entry-level construction managers and by providing continuing education for construction employees. Construction managers

  14. Rural ITS Safety Solution Systems University of Minnesota C enter for Transportation Studies

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    Minnesota, University of

    to improve safety on rural roadways. #12;RITSS ·! Driver Behavior Evaluation System (DBES) ·! Stop Sign-the-shelf components ·! Solar-powered with battery backup ·! Modular design ·! Ease of installation and maintenance ·! Relative low-cost #12;System Configurations Solar Radar Controller User Interface Communications (Radio

  15. yale school of forestry & environmental studies What Do Healthy Rural Economies Look Like

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    Haller, Gary L.

    yale school of forestry & environmental studies What Do Healthy Rural Economies Look Like in the U at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Publication Series website: www.yale.edu/environment/publications © 2013 Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. This report may be reproduced without written

  16. Improving Rural Emergency Services with Cognitive Radio Networks in Sub-Saharan Africa

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    network coverage is con- centrated around the cities with high density of population. ThroughImproving Rural Emergency Services with Cognitive Radio Networks in Sub-Saharan Africa Dramane technology to address the challenges for ensuring connectivity in remote areas of Africa. Indeed, the current

  17. Rural migration: The driving force behind tropical deforestation on the settlement frontier

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    Lopez-Carr, David

    1 Rural migration: The driving force behind tropical deforestation on the settlement frontier Draft on the settlement frontier ABSTRACT #12;2 This paper reviews the state of knowledge and develops a conceptual model for researching frontier migration in the developing world with a focus on Latin America. Since only a small

  18. Augmentation of Rural Piped Water Schemes for Supply of drinking water to tanker fed villages.

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    Sohoni, Milind

    Augmentation of Rural Piped Water Schemes for Supply of drinking water to tanker fed villages-3000mm and biggest reservoirs like Tansa, Vaitarana and Bhatsa for supplying drinking water to Mumbai city. Many solutions have been explored in the past to provide drinking water security to people

  19. Gasoline price effects on traffic safety in urban and rural areas: Evidence from Minnesota, 19982007

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    Levinson, David M.

    Gasoline price effects on traffic safety in urban and rural areas: Evidence from Minnesota, 1998 February 2012 Received in revised form 3 May 2013 Accepted 24 May 2013 Keywords: Gasoline prices Traffic examines the role of gasoline prices in the occurrence of traffic crashes. However, no studies have

  20. Statistical analysis of 4-year observations of aerosol sizes in a semi-rural continental environment

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    Lee, Shan-Hu

    Statistical analysis of 4-year observations of aerosol sizes in a semi-rural continental. Introduction Formation of new aerosol particles via gas-to-particle conver- sion is an important process, which to understanding how new particle formation (NPF) processes lead to formation of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN

  1. Best Practices for Rural Traffic Safety Webinar Series TZD Toward Zero Deaths: the National Strategy on

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    Minnesota, University of

    to the Decade of Action New areas: SAFETY CULTURE, TECHNOLOGY, PUBLIC HEALTH #12;17 HOW Can We Achieve and SAFETY CULTURE #12;18 Safety Culture--the Real Solution Individual roles, organizational rolesWEBINAR Best Practices for Rural Traffic Safety Webinar Series TZD Toward Zero Deaths: the National

  2. Rice inventory credit in Madagascar : diversity of rural household strategies around an hybrid financial and

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Rice inventory credit in Madagascar : diversity of rural household strategies around an hybrid been offering an innovative individual rice inventory credit to its members since 1993. Starting from the acknowledgement that the inventory credit is a hybrid product, which involves a mix of in kind and in cash flows

  3. A Comparison of Vehicle Speed at Day and Night Rural Horizontal Curves

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    Quaium, Ridwan B.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis documents the linear mixed model developed for vehicle speed along two-lane two-way rural horizontal curves in the outside lane. Speed data at each curve was collected at four points along the curve including the midpoint of the curve...

  4. ACSF-Oxfam Rural Resilience Project Case Study: Kejima (Hawassa Zuria), Ethiopia

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    Angenent, Lars T.

    ACSF-Oxfam Rural Resilience Project Case Study: Kejima (Hawassa Zuria), Ethiopia Brian Thiede Ph Resilience Assessment Case Study: Kejima (Hawassa Zuria), Ethiopia Brian Thiede I. Community Profile The community of Kejima is located in south-central Ethiopia, at an elevation of approximately 1,700 meters

  5. The price-size relationship: analyzing fragmenation of rural land in Texas

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    Miller, Crystelle Leigh

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    of market factors such as size on the total purchase price. This research focused on the parcel size and price per acre relationship that exists for Texas rural lands. The objective of this research was to examine the relationship between size and price per...

  6. University of Northern British Columbia & BC Rural & Remote Health Research Network

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    Bolch, Tobias

    University of Northern British Columbia & BC Rural & Remote Health Research Network Provincial in the province. The University of Northern British Columbia is the secretariat for the BCRRHRN and satellite sites are located at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria. Duties

  7. PORT LIONS RURAL TRIP 2010, A. KAILING & L. WOOD Who are you? We are

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    Pantaleone, Jim

    PORT LIONS RURAL TRIP 2010, A. KAILING & L. WOOD Who are you? We are graduate students to and accommodate them. What did you learn? We learned that the Native population in Port Lions are Alutiiq visited Port Lions, a small village on the Northwest coast of Kodiak Island. What did you do? Amanda

  8. Name Title Salaries ($) Aaland, Mary* Dir of Rural Surg Support Prog 405,000.00

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    Hu, Wen-Chen

    Name Title Salaries ($) Aaland, Mary* Dir of Rural Surg Support Prog 405,000.00 Abbas, Ata Post Doc,000.00 Altepeter, Donna Instructor 61,078.00 Ames, Forrest Professor 116,267.00 Amundson, Mary Assistant Prof 87,401.00 Anderson, Ernest Associate Professor 74,464.00 Anderson, Julie Professor 110,441.00 Anderson, Suzanne

  9. Getting connected: Kinship and compadrazgo in rural Tlaxcala, Mexico* Michael Schnegg

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    White, Douglas R.

    Getting connected: Kinship and compadrazgo in rural Tlaxcala, Mexico* Michael Schnegg Institute earlier that the groups they had visited during their expedition to Mexico and Guatemala were quite and it must sound nostalgic for a migration-shaken country like Mexico to describe peasant villages as closed

  10. Vice Chancellor's PhD Scholarships School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences

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    Evans, Paul

    to this but oversupply causes environmental damage through manure-related eutrophication. This project aims to initiallyVice Chancellor's PhD Scholarships School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences Poultry and Phosphorus: Balancing bird requirements with environmental impact Maintenance of skeletal integrity

  11. Association of ambient air quality with children`s lung function in urban and rural Iran

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    Asgari, M.M.; Dubois, A.; Beckett, W.S. [Yale Univ. School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (United States); Asgari, M. [Shaheed Beheshti Univ., Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Gent, J. [John B. Pierce Lab., New Haven, CT (United States)

    1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the summer of 1994, a cross-sectional epidemiological study, in which the pulmonary function of children in Tehran was compared with pulmonary function in children in a rural town in Iran, was conducted. Four hundred children aged 5--11 y were studied. Daytime ambient nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter were measured with portable devices, which were placed in the children`s neighborhoods on the days of study. Levels of these ambient substances were markedly higher in urban Tehran than in rural areas. Children`s parents were questioned about home environmental exposures (including heating source and environmental tobacco smoke) and the children`s respiratory symptoms. Pulmonary function was assessed, both by spirometry and peak expiratory flow meter. Forced expiratory volume in 1 s and forced vital capacity--as a percentage of predicted for age, sex and height--were significantly lower in urban children than in rural children. Both measurements evidenced significant reverse correlations with levels of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and particulate matter. Differences in spirometric lung function were not explained by nutritional status, as assessed by height and weight for age, or by home environmental exposures. Reported airway symptoms were higher among rural children, whereas reported physician diagnosis of bronchitis and asthma were higher among urban children. The association between higher pollutant concentrations and reduced pulmonary function in this urban-rural comparison suggests that there is an effect of urban air pollution on short-term lung function and/or lung growth and development during the preadolescent years.

  12. Restoring public trust while tearing down site in rural Ohio

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    Schneider, Jerry [Fluor Ltd, Richland WA 99352 (United States); Wagner, Jeffrey [Fluor Fernald, P.O. Box 538704, Cincinnati, Ohio 45253-8704 (United States); Connell, Judy [Fluor Hanford Inc. P.O. Box 1000, Richland WA 99352 (United States)

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the mid-1980's, the impact of three decades of uranium processing near rural Fernald, Ohio, 18 miles northwest of Cincinnati, became the centre of national public controversy. When a series of incidents at the uranium foundry brought to light the years of contamination to the environment and surrounding farmland communities, local citizens' groups united and demanded a role in determining the plans for cleaning up the site. One citizens' group, Fernald Residents for Environmental Safety and Health (FRESH), formed in 1984 following reports that nearly 300 pounds of enriched uranium oxide had been released from a dust-collector system, and three off-property wells south of the site were contaminated with uranium. For 22 years, FRESH monitored activities at Fernald and participated in the decision-making process with management and regulators. The job of FRESH ended on 19 January this year when the Fernald Site was declared clean of all nuclear contamination and open to public access. It marked the end of a remarkable turnaround in public confidence and trust that had attracted critical reports from around the world. When personnel from Fluor arrived in 1992, the management team thought it understood the issues and concerns of each stakeholder group, and was determined to implement the decommissioning scope of work aggressively, confident that stakeholders would agree with its plans. This approach resulted in strained relationships with opinion leaders during the early months of Fluor's contract. To forge better relationships, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) who owns the site, and Fluor embarked on three new strategies based on engaging citizens and interested stakeholder groups in the decision-making process. The first strategy was opening communication channels with site leadership, technical staff, and regulators. This strategy combined a strong public-information program with two-way communications between management and the community, soliciting and encouraging stakeholder participation early in the decision-making process. Fluor's public-participation strategy exceeded the 'check-the-box' approach common within the nuclear-weapons complex, and set a national standard that stands alone today. The second stakeholder-engagement strategy sprang from mending fences with the regulators and the community. The approach for disposing low-level waste was a 25-year plan to ship it off the site. Working with stakeholders, DOE and Fluor were able to convince the community to accept a plan to safely store waste permanently on site, which would save 15 years of cleanup and millions of dollars in cost. The third strategy addressed the potentially long delays in finalizing remedial action plans due to formal public comment periods and State and Federal regulatory approvals. Working closely with the U.S. and Ohio Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA) and other stakeholders, DOE and Fluor were able to secure approvals of five Records of Decision on time - a first for the DOE complex. Developing open and honest relationships with union leaders, the workforce, regulators and community groups played a major role in DOE and Fluor cleaning up and closing the site. Using lessons learned at Fernald, DOE was able to resolve challenges at other sites, including worker transition, labour disputes, and damaged relationships with regulators and the community. It took significant time early in the project to convince the workforce that their future lay in cleanup, not in holding out hope for production to resume. It took more time to repair relationships with Ohio regulators and the local community. Developing these relationships over the years required constant, open communications between site decision makers and stakeholders to identify issues and to overcome potential barriers. Fluor's open public-participation strategy resulted in stakeholder consensus of five remedial-action plans that directed Fernald cleanup. This strategy included establishing a public-participation program that emphasized a shared-decision making process and aband

  13. Sexual harassment levels 'alarming' in rural Australia http://www.theage.com.au/national/sexual-harassment-levels-alarming-in-rural-australia-20131030-2whaj.html#ixzz2jdxUVnCG[8/11/2013 5:55:19 PM

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    Botea, Adi

    Sexual harassment levels 'alarming' in rural Australia http://www.theage.com.au/national/sexual-harassment-levels-alarming-in-rural-australia done on domestic violence and crime in rural Australia, but little done before now on sexual harassment studies of its kind, has looked at the prevalence of sexual harassment in regional Australia. Based

  14. Investigating the effect of farmer land-use decisions on rural landscapes using an agent-based model approach

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    Karali, Eleni

    2012-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Land use and cover change (LUCC) is increasingly recognised as one of the most visible impacts of humans on nature. In rural areas, most of the observed LUCC is associated with agricultural activities. This has traditionally been attributed...

  15. Maybe his blood is still strong: a qualitative study among HIV-sero-discordant couples on ART in rural Uganda

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    King, Rachel; Wamai, Nafuna; Khana, Kenneth; Johansson, Eva; Lindkvist, Pille; Bunnell, Rebecca

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of HIV-discordant couples in Uganda. AIDS Care 2005, 17:999couples receiving care in Uganda. BMC Public Health 2010,and their partners in rural Uganda. BMC Public Health 2011,

  16. A Hydrometeorological Study Related to the Distribution of Precipitation and Runoff over Small Drainage Basins -- Urban Versus Rural Areas

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    Feddes, R. G.; Clark, R.A.; Runnels, R. C.

    TR-28 1970 A Hydrometeorological Study Related to the Distribution of Precipitation and Runoff over Small Drainage Basins?Urban Versus Rural Areas R.G. Feddes R.A. Clark R.C. Runnels Texas Water...

  17. Up to the waist in mud! : the assessment and application of earth-derivative architecture in rural Bangladesh

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    Ahmed, K. Iftekhar

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is about architecture that uses earth as the prime building material in the context of rural Bangladesh. In extreme environmental conditions of annual floods, rain and atmospheric humidity, the use of earth, ...

  18. TRAC methods and models. [PWR

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    Mahaffy, J.H.; Liles, D.R.; Bott, T.F.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The numerical methods and physical models used in the Transient Reactor Analysis Code (TRAC) versions PD2 and PF1 are discussed. Particular emphasis is placed on TRAC-PF1, the version specifically designed to analyze small-break loss-of-coolant accidents (LOCAs).

  19. PWR FLECHT SEASET 21-rod-bundle flow-blockage task: data and analysis report. NRC/EPRI/Westinghouse report No. 11, main report and appendices A-J

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    Loftus, M.J.; Hochreiter, L.E.; Lee, N.; McGuire, M.F.; Wenzel, A.H.; Valkovic, M.M.

    1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents data and limited analysis from the 21-Rod Bundle Flow Blockage Task of the Full-Length Emergency Cooling Heat Transfer Separate Effects and Systems Effects Test Program (FLECHT SEASET). The tests consisted of forced and gravity reflooding tests utilizing electrical heater rods with a cosine axial power profile to simulate PWR nuclear core fuel rod arrays. Steam cooling and hydraulic characteristics tests were also conducted. These tests were utilized to determine effects of various flow blockage configurations (shapes and distributions) on reflooding behavior, to aid in development/assessment of computational models in predicting reflooding behavior of flow blockage configurations, and to screen flow blockage configurations for future 163-rod flow blockage bundle tests.

  20. Analysis: Economic Impacts of Wind Applications in Rural Communities; June 18, 2004 -- January 31, 2005

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    Pedden, M.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this report is to compile completed studies on the economic impact of wind farms in rural communities and then to compare these studies. By summarizing the studies in an Excel spreadsheet, the raw data from a study is easily compared with the data from other studies. In this way, graphs can be made and conclusions drawn. Additionally, the creation of a database in which economic impact studies are summarized allows a greater understanding of the type of information gathered in an economic impact study, the type of information that is most helpful in using these studies to promote wind energy development in rural communities, and the limitations on collecting data for these studies.

  1. ElectroChemical Arsenic Removal (ECAR) for Rural Bangladesh--Merging Technology with Sustainable Implementation

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    Addy, Susan E.A.; Gadgil, Ashok J.; Kowolik, Kristin; Kostecki, Robert

    2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Today, 35-77 million Bangladeshis drink arsenic-contaminated groundwater from shallow tube wells. Arsenic remediation efforts have focused on the development and dissemination of household filters that frequently fall into disuse due to the amount of attention and maintenance that they require. A community scale clean water center has many advantages over household filters and allows for both chemical and electricity-based technologies to be beneficial to rural areas. Full cost recovery would enable the treatment center to be sustainable over time. ElectroChemical Arsenic Remediation (ECAR) is compatible with community scale water treatment for rural Bangladesh. We demonstrate the ability of ECAR to reduce arsenic levels> 500 ppb to less than 10 ppb in synthetic and real Bangladesh groundwater samples and examine the influence of several operating parameters on arsenic removal effectiveness. Operating cost and waste estimates are provided. Policy implication recommendations that encourage sustainable community treatment centers are discussed.

  2. Renewable energy-based electricity for rural social and economic development in Ghana

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    Weingart, J.

    1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a project whose goals include the establishment of a pilot renewable energy-based rural energy services enterprise to serve communities in the Mamprusi East District, focused on: economically productive activities; community services; household non-thermal energy. The program also seeks to establish the technical, economic, financial, institutional, and socio-cultural requirements for sustainability, to demonstrate bankability and financial sustainability, as a pre-investment prelude to commercial growth of such projects, and to establish technical, financial, and service performance standards for private sector rural energy service companies. This project is being implemented now because the government is undergoing structural reform, including privatization of the power sector, there is active foreign capital available for international development, and the government and people are committed to and able to pay for renewable energy services.

  3. Photovoltaic Small-Scale Wastewater Treatment Project for Rural and New-Cultivated Areas in

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    Fadia M. A. Ghali

    AbstractThe problem of wastewater treatment in Egypt is a two-fold problem; the first part concerning the existing rural areas, the second one dealing with new industrial/domestic areas. In Egypt several agricultural projects have been initiated by the government and the private sector as well, in order to change its infrastructure. As a reliable energy source, photovoltaic pumping systems have contributed to supply water for local rural communities worldwide; they can also be implemented to solve the problem wastewater environment pollution. The solution of this problem can be categorised as recycle process. In addition, because of regional conditions past technologies are being reexamined to select a smallscale treatment system requiring low construction and maintenance costs. This paper gives the design guidelines of a Photovoltaic Small-Scale Wastewater Treatment Plant (PVSSWTP) based on technologies that can be transferred. KeywordsRenewable energy sources, Photovoltaic, small-scale projects, wastewater treatment. I.

  4. Non-Economic Determinants of Energy Use in Rural Areas of South Africa

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    Annecke, W. (Energy and Development Research Center, University of Cape Town, South Africa)

    1999-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This project will begin to determine the forces and dimensions in rural energy-use patterns and begin to address policy and implementation needs for the future. This entails: Forecasting the social and economic benefits that electrification is assumed to deliver regarding education and women's lives; Assessing negative perceptions of users, which have been established through the slow uptake of electricity; Making recommendations as to how these perceptions could be addressed in policy development and in the continuing electrification program; Making recommendations to policy makers on how to support and make optimal use of current energy-use practices where these are socio-economically sound; Identifying misinformation and wasteful practices; and Other recommendations, which will significantly improve the success of the rural electrification program in a socio-economically sound manner, as identified in the course of the work.

  5. Barton, M.D. and Johnson, D.A., 2004, Footprints of Fe-oxide(-Cu-Au) systems. SEG 2004: Predictive Mineral Discovery Under Cover. Centre for Global Metallogeny, Spec. Pub. 33, The University of Western Australia, 112-116.

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    Barton, Mark D.

    Mineral Discovery Under Cover. Centre for Global Metallogeny, Spec. Pub. 33, The University of Western for Mineral Resources, Department of Geosciences University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0077 USA barton@geo.arizona.edu Recognizing footprints of Fe-oxide(-Cu-Au) ("IOCG") mineralization depends on the perspective

  6. UN Chronicle | Indispensable for Sustainable Development http://www.un.org/Pubs/chronicle/2007/issue1/0107p20.htm 1 of 3 5/15/2007 4:43 PM

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    UN Chronicle | Indispensable for Sustainable Development http://www.un.org/Pubs/chronicle/2007 for Sustainable Development By Jeffrey D. Sachs E-mail this article to a friend Print Home | Archive | Franais | Contact Us | Subscribe | Links Article Global sustainable development and security are deeply

  7. A context to understand the influence of tourism development on a rural community

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    Huang, Yueh-Huang

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A CONTEXT TO UNDERSTAND THE INFLUENCE OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT ON A RURAL COMMUNITY A Thesis by YUEH-HUANG HUANG Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1993 Major Subject: Recreation and Resources Development A CONTEXT TO UNDERSTAND THE INFLUENCE OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT ON A RURAI, COMMUNITY A Thesis by YUEH-HUANGHUANG Approved as to style and content by: William P...

  8. The effects of cash cropping on household expediture patterns in rural Kenya

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    George, Fred Ken

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the hypotheses tested from the general problem statement is in order. The first hypothesis tested was that the average total expenditure for both commercial and send. -subsistence households are the same. Given that total expenditures are regarded as a proxy.... , University of Zambia at Lusaka Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. Carl E. Shafer The aims of the study are to determine significant differences in the patterns and levels of expenditure by semi-subsistence and commercial farm households in rural Kenya...

  9. Clarifying the Relationships between Rural Parenting Practices and Child Sedentary Behaviors

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    Gabriel, Myra Gayle

    2013-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    . The second screening involved reading the remaining 81 articles to determine (1) presence of parental factors other than demographics, and (2) sole focus on rurality. From these articles, the reference lists were purled to include articles that may have... in 113 articles identified as potentially meeting the inclusionary criteria for this study. After screening (phase 2), four articles remained that met the full criteria and one article was purled from the references. The final sample sized included...

  10. An evaluation of alternative horizontal curve design approaches for rural two-lane highways

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    Voigt, Anthony Paul

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    documents an evaluation of the effects of superelevation on operating speeds and accident experience and the effects of side friction demand on accident experience at horizontal curves on rural two-lane highways. Variables considered in operating speed.... The hypothesis of this portion of the study was that the addition of superelevation would cause operating speeds to increase. Superelevation was found to have a significant influence on vehicle operating speeds. Potential accident surrogates examined included...

  11. Taphonomy of the faunal remains of a rural roman farmsite, San Giovanni di Ruoti, Italy

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    Hunter, Cristi Assad

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hunter, B. A. , California State University at Sacramento Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. D. Gentry Steele The faunal remains from a rural Roman farmsite, San Giovanni di Ruoti, Italy, were used to perform a taphonomic analysis. The goal... remains. The taphonomic analysis included examination of the pig skeletal element representation, identification of the specific agents that modify bone, identification of the butchering techniques used at the site, and documentation of possible...

  12. Assessing the Relationship Between Hazard Mitigation Plan Quality and Rural Status in a Cohort of 57 Counties from 3 States in the Southeastern U.S.

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    Horney, Jennifer A.; Naimi, Ashley I.; Lyles, Ward; Simon, Matt; Salvesen, David; Berke, Philip

    2013-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

    ://www.nal.usda.gov/ric/ricpubs/what_is_rural.shtml (accessed on 15 September 2011). 24. Parker, T. Measuring Rurality: Rural-Urban Continuum Codes; US Department of Agriculture: Washington, DC, USA, 2012. Availble online: http://www.ers.usda.gov... and do not necessarily represent the official position of the USDA. References and Notes 1. U.S. Census Bureau. Urban and Rural Classification, 2000. Available online: http://www.census.gov/geo/www/ua/ua_2k.html (accessed on 27 July 2012). 2. Tickamyer...

  13. Title: Chronic hepatitis C virus infection: does it really impact health-related quality of life? A study in rural Egypt.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of life? A study in rural Egypt. Michaël Schwarzinger1 , Sahar Dewedar2 , Claire Rekacewicz3 , Khaled, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 3 Emerging Disease Epidemiology Unit, Institut chronically infected with HCV in rural Egypt and a higher morbidity amongst uninfected controls as compared

  14. In this study I explore the relationship between modern energy and economically productive activities in rural Kenya. Research is based on surveys

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    #12;ii Abstract In this study I explore the relationship between modern energy and economically productive activities in rural Kenya. Research is based on surveys done in Mpeketoni Village in Summer 2005], Mpeketoni Electricity Project has demonstrated that there exists substantial unmet rural demand

  15. The Knowledge Based Bio-Economy at work: from large scale experiences to instruments for rural and local development G. Henry and E.J. Trigo

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    The Knowledge Based Bio-Economy at work: from large scale experiences to instruments for rural BIO-ECONOMY AT WORK: FROM LARGE SCALE EXPERIENCES TO INSTRUMENTS FOR RURAL AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT Guy Email: ejtrigo@gmail.com Abstract - The new bio-economy is increasingly seen as a workable alternative

  16. A cost-benefit analysis of rural-urban migration decisions in less developed countries

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    Aste-Salazar, Juan Gerardo

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A COST-Bier'vlT ANAL&&! q O, ' RUR&M -URBAN M1 G -'-', ". ' !ON DECISIONS IN LESS DEUDLOl'ED COUNTRIES A. Thesis By JUAN GERARDO ASTL'-SALAZAR Submitted to the Graduate College of Tezas A&N University in partial fulfillment of the requirement...] suggests a method to obtain information on rural-urban dr:ift which xcay b. . used in government planning. TJ;ia thcois follows the format of Tha Azericen J:conom'~o B 0, '& . '. s;. '. migration has been examined by economists in the past, g and it has...

  17. Miami-Cass County Rural E M C | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating Solar Powerstories onFocus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy,Rural E M C Jump

  18. Development of design guidelines for two-lane, two-way rural highways in Texas

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    Raghupathy, Selvam

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on rural highways, which allows trucks to travel at 96 km/hr, there has been a marked increase in the percentage of trucks using these facilities (/). Furthermore, due to the speed differential existing on these facilities with cars being allowed... to travel at 112 km/hr, trucks at 96 km/hr, and school buses at 80 km/hr, potentially unsafe passing movements are attempted by motorists, increasing the risk of crashes on these facilities (/). Thus the lack of adequate passing opportunities on two...

  19. Juan A. Blanco & Dave Flanders (University of British Columbia/Universidad Pblica de Navarra), Dale Littlejohn & Peter Robinson (Community Energy Association), David Dubois (Wood Waste to Rural Heat Project)

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    Pedersen, Tom

    ), Dale Littlejohn & Peter Robinson (Community Energy Association), David Dubois (Wood Waste to Rural Heat Project) August 2013 Fire in the woods or fire in the boiler? A new tool to help rural communities .............................................................................................................................. 25 #12;4 Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Many rural British Columbia (BC

  20. IG-0550.PUB

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    at ORNL, which needed a new roof to prevent a potential spread of contamination via rainwater. This building had deteriorated to such a point that site management was unable...