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Optimizing Power Factor Correction  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

studied were 100, 150, 200, 300, 400, and 500 hours times each value of KW. The values of the capacitor cost parameters B and D were chosen to cover the range of costs suggested by capacitor suppliers and an electrical contractor. The values for B... plots correspond Power Factor Range: 0.5 to 1.0. to values of KW and KWH as shown in Fig. 5. The Figure 6; B ? $1,500; D ? $15 per kV I\\R. values of KWH are the products of the KW's and the hours. KWH/KII, hr 100 150 200 300 400 500 KII, kll...

Phillips, R. K.; Burmeister, L. C.

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Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software  

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

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Separation technologies: Marketing factors  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The chemical and petroleum industries consume approximately 5.8 quads per year of energy. Within these industries, 43% of the energy is used by separation processes to recover and purify products. With 40,000 distillation columns in operation, distillation is used to make 95% of all separations in these two industries. Although separations are identified which are amenable to advanced separation technologies (that make distillation more energy-efficient), they are not implemented because of commercial barriers. The focus of this work was on barriers which can by overcome by implementing advanced separation-related technologies. Barriers were screened and prioritized, and Return On Investment (ROI) was calculated for each project designed to overcome a high priority barrier. Economic analyses were based on specific separations such as ethylene-ethane, propylene-propane, ethyl benzene-styrene, and ethanol-water. These separations were selected because they consume significant amounts of energy for separation. Thus, conclusions are based on a limited number of case studies; an approach necessary to complete this project within a reasonable time frame. Recommended projects are discussed and summarized.

Humphrey, J.L.; Seibert, A.F.; Goodpastor, C.V.

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plant Optimization Technologies | Department of Energy  

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

Science & Innovation » Clean Coal » Crosscutting Research » Science & Innovation » Clean Coal » Crosscutting Research » Plant Optimization Technologies Plant Optimization Technologies The Plant Optimization Technologies Program is a diverse, scientifically oriented research and development program that addresses issues affecting the way coal is used. The program's primary emphasis is to support the development of advanced technologies that use coal with near-zero emissions. To provide this support, the program identifies scientific and technological needs and develops a basic understanding of the underlying chemical and physical processes that, unless resolved, could create a technological barrier to these new coal-based concepts. The program serves as a bridge between basic science and the fabrication and testing of new technologies. Currently researchers supported by this

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Building Technologies Office: HVAC Optimized Heat Exchangers Research  

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Optimized Heat Optimized Heat Exchangers Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: HVAC Optimized Heat Exchangers Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: HVAC Optimized Heat Exchangers Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: HVAC Optimized Heat Exchangers Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: HVAC Optimized Heat Exchangers Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: HVAC Optimized Heat Exchangers Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: HVAC Optimized Heat Exchangers Research Project on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research

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Optimization Online - A Factorization with Update Procedures for a ...  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Nov 11, 2009 ... A Factorization with Update Procedures for a KKT Matrix Arising in Direct Optimal Control. Christian Kirches (christian.kirches ***at***...

Christian Kirches

2009-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Methods for Binary Sequences The Merit Factor Problem  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optimization Methods for Binary Sequences ­ The Merit Factor Problem Ron Ferguson, Joshua Knauer SFU MOCAA Project Leader: Peter Borwein MITACS 6th Annual Conference, May, 2005 Abstract Optimization of much interest in combinatorial optimization, communications engineering, and analytic number theory

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Michigan: General Motors Optimizes Engine Valve Technology |...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

has resulted in new engine valve technology on the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. EERE's Vehicle Technologies Office supported the research that led to this technical development...

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Vehicle Technologies and Bus Fleet Replacement Optimization  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

with multiple bus drivetrain technologies (electric trolley buses, conventional diesel buses, hybrid diesel (conventional diesel, hybrid, electric trolley, etc.), bus designs, and operating environments (congested utilizing real-world data from King County (Seattle) transit agency. Two distinct technologies, diesel

Bertini, Robert L.

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Optimal digital system design in deep submicron technology  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The optimization of a digital system in deep submicron technology should be done with two basic principles: energy waste reduction and energy-delay tradeoff. Increased energy resources obtained through energy waste reduction ...

Heo, Seongmoo, 1977-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Michigan: General Motors Optimizes Engine Valve Technology  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

An EERE-supported effort to increase energy efficiency, while maintaining low emissions, has resulted in new engine valve technology on the 2014 Chevrolet Impala.

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Optimization Online - Directed modified Cholesky factorizations and ...  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This must holds with full mathematical rigor, although the computations are done in floating-point arithmetic. Similarly, a directed modified Cholesky factorization...

Ferenc Domes

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Utility-Scale Energy Technology Capacity Factors  

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

Utility-Scale Energy Technology Capacity Factors Utility-Scale Energy Technology Capacity Factors This chart indicates the range of recent capacity factor estimates for utility-scale renewable energy technologies. The dots indicate the average, and the vertical lines represent the range: Average +1 standard deviation and average -1 standard deviation. If you are seeking utility-scale technology cost and performance estimates, please visit the Transparent Cost Database website for NREL's information regarding vehicles, biofuels, and electricity generation. Capital Cost (September 2013 Update) Operations & Maintenance (September 2013 Update) Utility-Scale Capacity Factors Useful Life Land Use by System Technology LCOE Calculator Capacity factor for energy technologies. For more information, please download supporting data for energy technology costs.

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System Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization Methodology for Diesel Exhaust After-treatment Technologies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

System Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization Methodology for Diesel Exhaust After;System Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization Methodology for Diesel Exhaust After-treatment Technologies, analyzing, and optimizing of complex diesel exhaust after-treatment systems. The methodology presented

de Weck, Olivier L.

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Separation technologies: Marketing factors. Final report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The chemical and petroleum industries consume approximately 5.8 quads per year of energy. Within these industries, 43% of the energy is used by separation processes to recover and purify products. With 40,000 distillation columns in operation, distillation is used to make 95% of all separations in these two industries. Although separations are identified which are amenable to advanced separation technologies (that make distillation more energy-efficient), they are not implemented because of commercial barriers. The focus of this work was on barriers which can by overcome by implementing advanced separation-related technologies. Barriers were screened and prioritized, and Return On Investment (ROI) was calculated for each project designed to overcome a high priority barrier. Economic analyses were based on specific separations such as ethylene-ethane, propylene-propane, ethyl benzene-styrene, and ethanol-water. These separations were selected because they consume significant amounts of energy for separation. Thus, conclusions are based on a limited number of case studies; an approach necessary to complete this project within a reasonable time frame. Recommended projects are discussed and summarized.

Humphrey, J.L.; Seibert, A.F.; Goodpastor, C.V.

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal linear phase FIR filter design using particle swarm optimization with constriction factor and inertia weight approach with wavelet mutation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In this paper, Particle Swarm Optimization with Constriction Factor and Inertia Weight Approach is hybridized with Wavelet Mutation PSOCFIWA-WM strategy for the optimal design of linear phase FIR filters. Real coded genetic algorithm RGA, particle swarm ... Keywords: Band Pass, Band Stop, Convergence, Evolutionary Optimization Technique, Fir Filter, High Pass, Low Pass, Magnitude Response, Pso, Psocfiwa, Psocfiwa-Wm, Rga

S. K. Saha; R. Kar; D. Mandal; S. P. Ghoshal

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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File: Creating an Optimized PDF Page 1 March 2013 Technology Help Desk  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

File: Creating an Optimized PDF Page 1 March 2013 Technology Help Desk 412 624-HELP [4357] http://technology creating a PDF, please refer to the instructions at technology.pitt.edu for creating a PDF. How to optimize Discard User Data and place a check mark next to all options.. 7. Click Clean up on the left and place

Jiang, Huiqiang

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Architecture of a Quantum Multicomputer Optimized for Shor's Factoring Algorithm  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The quantum multicomputer consists of a large number of small nodes and a qubus interconnect for creating entangled state between the nodes. The primary metric chosen is the performance of such a system on Shor's algorithm for factoring large numbers: specifically, the quantum modular exponentiation step that is the computational bottleneck. This dissertation introduces a number of optimizations for the modular exponentiation. My algorithms reduce the latency, or circuit depth, to complete the modular exponentiation of an n-bit number from O(n^3) to O(n log^2 n) or O(n^2 log n), depending on architecture. Calculations show that these algorithms are one million times and thirteen thousand times faster, when factoring a 6,000-bit number, depending on architecture. Extending to the quantum multicomputer, five different qubus interconnect topologies are considered, and two forms of carry-ripple adder are found to be the fastest for a wide range of performance parameters. The links in the quantum multicomputer are serial; parallel links would provide only very modest improvements in system reliability and performance. Two levels of the Steane [[23,1,7

Rodney Doyle Van Meter III

2006-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: Advanced NOx Emissions Control: Control Technology - Optimized Fuel  

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

Optimized Fuel Injector Design Optimized Fuel Injector Design This project includes fundamental research and engineering development of low NOx burners and reburning fuel injectors. The team of Reaction Engineering International (REI), the University of Utah, Brown University and DB Riley, Inc., will develop fundamental information on low NOx burners. The work has two phases. In the first phase, the University of Utah will examine two-phase mixing and near-field behavior of coal injectors using a 15-million Btu/hr bench-scale furnace, Brown University will examine char deactivation and effectiveness of reburning, and REI will develop a comprehensive burner model using the data produced by the University of Utah and Brown University. In the second phase, an optimized injector design will be tested at the 100-million Btu/hr Riley Coal Burner Test Facility. It is anticipated that this work will provide improved hardware designs and computer simulation models for reduced NOx emissions and minimized carbon loss.

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Interconnect modeling and optimization in deep sub-micron technologies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Interconnect will be a major bottleneck for deep sub-micron technologies in the years to come. This dissertation addresses the communication aspect from a power consumption and transmission speed perspective. A model for ...

Sotiriadis, Paul Peter P. (Paul Peter Peter-Paul), 1973-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Clean Coal Cycle Optimized Using Pinch Technology  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

particularly fossil fuels. ' One of the technologies under development to address these concerns is a hybrid cycle pressurized circulating fluid ~ed combustion (PCFBC) system. The cycle 1ncorporates both gasification and combustion of pulverized coal...-06-19 Proceedings from the 12th National Industrial Energy Technology Conference, Houston, TX, June 19-20, 1990 have been described previously (reference 1) ? Gasification is a relatively slow process compared to combustion. consequently, a gasifier designed...

Rossiter, A. P.; O'Donnell, J. J.

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Optimal Digital System Design in Deep Submicron Technology Seongmoo Heo  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

in deep submicron technology should be done with two basic principles: energy waste reduction and energy-delay tradeoff. Increased energy resources obtained through energy waste reduction are utilized through energy- ergy consumption. While energy waste due to unnecessary switching could be reduced with small increases

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OPTIMALITY, COMPUTATION, AND INTERPRETATION OF NONNEGATIVE MATRIX FACTORIZATIONS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, is an observational technique within the air pollution re- search community which makes use of the ambient data that the factors are to be retrieved in the mining process. A linear model, therefore, assumes the relationship Y was supported in part by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research under grant AFOSR-F49620

Plemmons, Robert J.

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OPTIMALITY, COMPUTATION, AND INTERPRETATION OF NONNEGATIVE MATRIX FACTORIZATIONS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, is an observational technique within the air pollution re­ search community which makes use of the ambient data that the factors are to be retrieved in the mining process. A linear model, therefore, assumes the relationship Y was supported in part by the Air Force O#ce of Scientific Research under grant AFOSR­F49620

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How to use Big Data technologies to optimize operations in Upstream Petroleum Industry  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

How to use Big Data technologies to optimize operations in Upstream Petroleum Industry Abdelkader generated by the Petroleum Industry and particularly its upstream segment? Upstream is no stranger to Big the desired outcomes? Keywords Big Data; Analytics; Upstream Petroleum Industry; Knowledge Management; KM

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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How to use Big Data technologies to optimize operations in Upstream Petroleum Industry  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

How to use Big Data technologies to optimize operations in Upstream Petroleum Industry Abdelkader for it to have value. But what about Big Data generated by the Petroleum Industry and particularly its upstream; Analytics; Upstream Petroleum Industry; Knowledge Management; KM; Business Intelligence; BI; Innovation

Boyer, Edmond

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Geospatial Analysis and Optimization of Fleet Logistics to Exploit Alternative Fuels and Advanced Transportation Technologies: Preprint  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper describes how the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is developing geographical information system (GIS) tools to evaluate alternative fuel availability in relation to garage locations and to perform automated fleet-wide optimization to determine where to deploy alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and fueling infrastructure.

Sparks, W.; Singer, M.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of wind turbine energy and power factor with an evolutionary computation algorithm  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optimization of wind turbine energy and power factor with an evolutionary computation algorithm the energy capture from the wind and enhance the quality of the power produced by the wind turbine, and harmonic distortion. As the generation of wind energy on an industrial scale is relatively new, the area

Kusiak, Andrew

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The impact of environmental factors on human life-history evolution: an optimization  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The impact of environmental factors on human life-history evolution: an optimization modelling of the model parameters representing food availability and environmental stresses. Using these strategies, we on both environmental parameters. Then, using a statistical analysis of global social and demographic data

Roche, Benjamin

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Operational water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity generating technologies: a review of existing literature  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This report provides estimates of operational water withdrawal and water consumption factors for electricity generating technologies in the United States. Estimates of water factors were collected from published primary literature and were not modified except for unit conversions. The water factors presented may be useful in modeling and policy analyses where reliable power plant level data are not available. Major findings of the report include: water withdrawal and consumption factors vary greatly across and within fuel technologies, and water factors show greater agreement when organized according to cooling technologies as opposed to fuel technologies; a transition to a less carbon-intensive electricity sector could result in either an increase or a decrease in water use, depending on the choice of technologies and cooling systems employed; concentrating solar power technologies and coal facilities with carbon capture and sequestration capabilities have the highest water consumption values when using a recirculating cooling system; and non-thermal renewables, such as photovoltaics and wind, have the lowest water consumption factors. Improved power plant data and further studies into the water requirements of energy technologies in different climatic regions would facilitate greater resolution in analyses of water impacts of future energy and economic scenarios. This report provides the foundation for conducting water use impact assessments of the power sector while also identifying gaps in data that could guide future research.

J Macknick; R Newmark; G Heath; K C Hallett

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Critical factors in the adoption and effective use of technology in the nonprofit sector  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis seeks to determine the critical factors that influence the adoption and effective use of technologies within the nonprofit sector. The analysis places a particular emphasis on the role of funders who finance ...

Rockwell, Stephen P

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors Supporting College Mathematics Sucess: Orientation, Voice, and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The purpose of this study was to examine factors supporting college mathematics success. First, effect of a brief high school orientation to mathematical technologies used for college placement testing was examined. Secondly, the voice...

Alpert, Anna Pat

2013-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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An analysis of factors that influence community college students' attitudes toward technology  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This study investigated the factors that influence community college students' attitudes toward technology, particularly in teaching and learning experiences. Studies on post-secondary students' attitudes reported in the literature are limited...

Fleming, Kathleen Literski

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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524 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 9, NO. 3, MAY 2001 Optimal Control Techniques for Assessing Feasibility  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

524 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 9, NO. 3, MAY 2001 Optimal Control solutions. In the business environment that calls for aggressive reduction in the time-to-market

Stefanopoulou, Anna

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Climate Change and Optimal Energy Technology Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst,  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Climate Change and Optimal Energy Technology R&D Policy Erin Baker Department of Mechanical of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, solak@som.umass.edu Public policy response to global climate change presents accounting for uncertainty and learning in climate change can have a large impact on optimal policy

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Power Supply Optimization in Sub-130 nm Leakage Dominant Technologies Man L Mui Kaustav Banerjee Amit Mehrotra  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

behaviour as a function of power supply and temperature. We use these models to calculate the full, it is essential to control the leakage power and the temperature of the die. One viable method for optimizingPower Supply Optimization in Sub-130 nm Leakage Dominant Technologies Man L Mui Kaustav Banerjee

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An analysis of factors improving technology roadmap credibility: A communications theory assessment of roadmapping processes  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In recent years, many industrial firms have been able to use roadmapping as an effective process methodology for projecting future technology and for coordinating technology planning and strategy. Firms potentially realize a number of benefits in deploying technology roadmapping (TRM) processes. Roadmaps provide information identifying which new technologies will meet firms' future product demands, allowing companies to leverage R&D investments through choosing appropriately out of a range of alternative technologies. Moreover, the roadmapping process serves an important communication tool helping to bring about consensus among roadmap developers, as well as between participants brought in during the development process, who may communicate their understanding of shared corporate goals through the roadmap. However, there are few conceptual accounts or case studies have made the argument that roadmapping processes may be used effectively as communication tools. This paper, therefore, seeks to elaborate a theoretical foundation for identifying the factors that must be considered in setting up a roadmap and for analyzing the effect of these factors on technology roadmap credibility as perceived by its users. Based on the survey results of 120 different R&D units, this empirical study found that firms need to explore further how they can enable frequent interactions between the TRM development team and TRM participants. A high level of interaction will improve the credibility of a TRM, with communication channels selected by the organization also positively affecting TRM credibility.

Jung Hoon Lee; Hyung-il Kim; Robert Phaal

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operational water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity generating technologies: a review of existing literature  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

content has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see the full text. content has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see the full text. Download details: IP Address: 192.174.37.50 This content was downloaded on 04/11/2013 at 23:01 Please note that terms and conditions apply. Operational water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity generating technologies: a review of existing literature View the table of contents for this issue, or go to the journal homepage for more 2012 Environ. Res. Lett. 7 045802 (http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/7/4/045802) Home Search Collections Journals About Contact us My IOPscience IOP PUBLISHING ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS Environ. Res. Lett. 7 (2012) 045802 (10pp) doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/4/045802 Operational water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity generating technologies:

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Independent Validation and Verification of Process Design and Optimization Technology Diagnostic and Control of Natural Gas Fired Furnaces via Flame Image Analysis Technology  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The United States Department of Energy, Industrial Technologies Program has invested in emerging Process Design and Optimizations Technologies (PDOT) to encourage the development of new initiatives that might result in energy savings in industrial processes. Gas fired furnaces present a harsh environment, often making accurate determination of correct air/fuel ratios a challenge. Operation with the correct air/fuel ratio and especially with balanced burners in multi-burner combustion equipment can result in improved system efficiency, yielding lower operating costs and reduced emissions. Flame Image Analysis offers a way to improve individual burner performance by identifying and correcting fuel-rich burners. The anticipated benefit of this technology is improved furnace thermal efficiency, and lower NOx emissions. Independent validation and verification (V&V) testing of the FIA technology was performed at Missouri Forge, Inc., in Doniphan, Missouri by Environ International Corporation (V&V contractor) and Enterprise Energy and Research (EE&R), the developer of the technology. The test site was selected by the technology developer and accepted by Environ after a meeting held at Missouri Forge. As stated in the solicitation for the V&V contractor, 'The objective of this activity is to provide independent verification and validation of the performance of this new technology when demonstrated in industrial applications. A primary goal for the V&V process will be to independently evaluate if this technology, when demonstrated in an industrial application, can be utilized to save a significant amount of the operating energy cost. The Seller will also independently evaluate the other benefits of the demonstrated technology that were previously identified by the developer, including those related to product quality, productivity, environmental impact, etc'. A test plan was provided by the technology developer and is included as an appendix to the summary report submitted by Environ (Appendix A). That plan required the V&V contractor to: (1) Establish the as-found furnace operating conditions; (2) Tune the furnace using currently available technology to establish baseline conditions; (3) Tune the furnace using the FIA technology; and (4) Document the improved performance that resulted from application of the FIA technology. It is important to note that the testing was not designed to be a competition or comparison between two different methodologies that could be used for furnace tuning. Rather, the intent was to quantify improvements in furnace performance that could not be achieved with existing technology. Therefore, the measure of success is improvement beyond the furnace efficiency obtainable using existing furnace optimization methods rather than improvement from the as found condition.

Cox, Daryl [ORNL

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implications of weighting factors on technology preference in net zero energy buildings  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract With the current movement towards Net Zero Energy Buildings (Net ZEBs) decisions regarding energy carrier weighting factors will have implications on which technologies could be favoured or disfavoured, and therefore adopted or not adopted, in the building sector of the near future. These implications should be taken into consideration by policy makers when developing legislation and regulations addressing the building sector. A parametric analysis was conducted on six buildings in Europe of different typologies and climates in order to assess how different weighting factors would impact the choice of technical systems to be installed. For each combination the amount of PV capacity necessary to achieve a net zero balance has been calculated and used as the main indicator for comparison; where less PV area means more favourable condition. The effect of including a solar thermal system is also discussed. With the current European national weighting factors, biomass boiler is largely the preferred solution, frequently achieving the balance with PV installed on the roof, while gas boiler is the most penalized. The situation changes when strategic weighting factors are applied. Lower weighting factors for electricity and district heating, e.g. reflecting national targets of increased penetration of renewables in such grids, would promote the use of heat pump and district heating, respectively. Asymmetric factors aimed at rewarding electricity export to the grid would facilitate the achievement of the zero balance for all technologies, promoting cogeneration in some cases. On the contrary, low weighting factors for electricity, e.g. reflecting a scenario of high decarbonisation of the power system, prove quite demanding; only few technical solutions would be able to reach the balance within the available roof area for PV, because of the low value credited to exported electricity. In this situation, the preferred solution would be heat pumps combined with solar thermal. In addition, the choice of weighting factors and the resulting favoured technologies will determine the temporal matching of load and generation. While all-electric solutions tend to use the grid as seasonal storage, other solutions will have a yearly net export of electricity to the grid to compensate for the supply of other (thermal) energy carriers. Therefore, it is important to consider the implications for the electricity grid resulting from the choice of weighting factors.

F. Noris; E. Musall; J. Salom; B. Berggren; S. stergaard Jensen; K. Lindberg; I. Sartori

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalyst optimization in gas-to-liquid technology : an operations view / Israel Olalekan Jolaolu.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Gas to Liquids (GTL) technology is a general term used for a group of technologies that has the capability to create liquid hydrocarbon fuels from (more)

Jolaolu, Israel Olalekan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Technology Investment and Operation in Zero-Net-Energy Buildings with Demand Response  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

on expensive solar-based equipment and energy storagechillers, energy storage, or solar-based technologies are

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constrained Optimization Technology Based on Synthesis Concepts for Solving Complex Heat Recovery Problems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

logical approach to achieve an optimal configuration. In addition, the time involved and complexity of defining a single flowscheme means that only a few alternates will be tested. The result is an over-simplified flowscheme which is the usual case... logical approach to achieve an optimal configuration. In addition, the time involved and complexity of defining a single flowscheme means that only a few alternates will be tested. The result is an over-simplified flowscheme which is the usual case...

Fuller, T. R.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Deployment Plan of Emission Reduction Technologies for TxDOT's Construction Equipment  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

District Yoakum District Dallas District Fort Worth District Corpus Christi District 8 Therefore, the primary target pollutant in this study is NOx. Typical NOx reduction technologies are ? Selective catalytic reduction, ? Lean NOx catalysts... Repower and Rebuild Exhaust Gas Recirculation Crankcase Emission Control Fuel Technologies Low-Sulfur and Ultra Low-Sulfur Diesel Natural Gas Biodiesel Hydrogen Fuel Additive Hydrogen Enrichment 17 Exhaust Gas Aftertreatment Technologies...

Bari, Muhammad Ehsanul

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Force-optimized alignment for optical control of the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We present formalism and analysis of three active alignment reconstruction techniques applied to the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope. The three reconstructors generate optical...

Upton, Robert; Cho, Myung; Rimmele, Thomas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Optimization of Ion Transport in High Energy Composite Cathodes  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by University of California San Diego at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about...

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Optimal Technology Investment and Operation in Zero-Net-Energy Buildings with Demand Response  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

chillers, energy storage, or solar-based technologies areand the huge solar thermal and heat storage system adoptionon expensive solar-based equipment and energy storage

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NiSource Energy Technologies: Optimizing Combined Heat and Power Systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Summarizes NiSource Energy Technologies' work under contract to DOE's Distribution and Interconnection R&D. Includes studying distributed generation interconnection issues and CHP system performance.

Not Available

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System modeling, analysis, and optimization methodology for diesel exhaust after-treatment technologies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Developing new aftertreatment technologies to meet emission regulations for diesel engines is a growing problem for many automotive companies and suppliers. Balancing manufacturing cost, meeting emission performance, ...

Graff, Christopher Dominic

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Predicting Microstructure and Performance for Optimal Cell Fabrication  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by Brigham Young University at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about predicting...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Powertrain Controls Optimization for Heavy Duty Line Haul Trucks  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about powertrain...

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Application of organosilicon pre-sic polymer technology to optimize rapid prototyping of ceramic components  

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Developments of applications of advanced ceramics e.g., SiC, Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}, CMCs need to be on a faster track than what the current processing technologies can afford. Rapid reduction in time to market of new and complex products can be achieved by using Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Technologies (RP&M) e.g., 3D-printing, selective laser sintering, stereolithography etc. These technologies will help advanced ceramics meet the performance challenges at an affordable price with reliable manufacturing technologies. The key variables of the RP&M technologies for ceramics are the nature of the polymer carrier and/or the binder, and the powder. Selection and/or the production of a proper class of polymer carrier/binder, understanding their impact on the processing of ceramics such as polymer-powder interaction, speed of hardening the green body in a controlled manner, ability to retain shape during forming and consolidation, delivering desirable properties at the end, are crucial to develop the low cost, high quality ceramic products. Organosilicon pre-SiC polymer technology route to advanced ceramics is currently being commercialized by Dow Corning. Methods to use this class of polymer as a processing aid in developing potentially better RP&M technologies to make better ceramics have been proposed in this work.

Saha, C.K.; Zank, G. [Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, MI (United States); Ghosh, A. [Philips Display Components Co., Ann Arbor, MI (United States)

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Learning or Lock-in: Optimal Technology Policies to Support Mitigation$  

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with regard to their efficiency, effectivity, and robustness. Technology quotas and feed-in- tariffs turn out standard, feed-in-tariffs, carbon pricing $Please cite this article as: Kalkuhl, M., O. Edenhofer and K

Stock, Manfred

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Integrated method to create optimal dynamic strategic plans for corporate technology start-ups  

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This thesis presents an innovative method for evaluating and dynamically planning the development of uncertain technology investments. Its crux centers on a paradigm shift in the way managers assess investments, toward an ...

Mikati, Samir Omar

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology selection and architecture optimization of in-situ resource utilization systems  

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This paper discusses an approach to exploring the conceptual design space of large-scale, complex electromechanical systems that are technologically immature. A modeling framework that addresses the fluctuating architectural ...

Chepko, Ariane (Ariane Brooke)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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H2FIRST: A partnership to advance hydrogen fueling station technology driving an optimal consumer experience.  

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Office of Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) is establishing the Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Research and Station Technology (H2FIRST) partnership, led by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). FCTO is establishing this partnership and the associated capabilities in support of H2USA, the public/private partnership launched in 2013. The H2FIRST partnership provides the research and technology acceleration support to enable the widespread deployment of hydrogen infrastructure for the robust fueling of light-duty fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). H2FIRST will focus on improving private-sector economics, safety, availability and reliability, and consumer confidence for hydrogen fueling. This whitepaper outlines the goals, scope, activities associated with the H2FIRST partnership.

Moen, Christopher D.; Dedrick, Daniel E.; Pratt, Joseph William; Balfour, Bruce; Noma, Edwin Yoichi; Somerday, Brian P.; San Marchi, Christopher W.; K. Wipke; J. Kurtz; D. Terlip; K. Harrison; S. Sprik

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Essays on investment-specific technological change, factor -hoarding and business cycles  

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x I Is Investment-Speci?c Technological Change Reallythe Contribution of Investment-Speci?c Technology Shocks toViolante, G. L. (2002). Investment-Speci?c Technical Change

Kim, Kwang Hwan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of Operational Water Consumption and Withdrawal Factors for Electricity Generating Technologies  

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Various studies have attempted to consolidate published estimates of water use impacts of electricity generating technologies, resulting in a wide range of technologies and values based on different primary sources of literature. The goal of this work is to consolidate the various primary literature estimates of water use during the generation of electricity by conventional and renewable electricity generating technologies in the United States to more completely convey the variability and uncertainty associated with water use in electricity generating technologies.

Macknick, J.; Newmark, R.; Heath, G.; Hallett, K. C.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a Boost Power Factor Correction Converter Using Optimization Techniques Sergio Busquets-Monge1  

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-end converter with an input electromagnetic interference filter. The system design variables are first correction, boost, electromagnetic interference, electromagnetic compatibility. Paper presented at PESC, June of a boost power factor correction front-end converter with an input electromagnetic interference filter

Lindner, Douglas K.

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International Journal of Innovations in Engineering and Technology (IJIET) Optimal Rural Microgrid Energy Management Using  

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Abstract-The microgrid concept is a natural evolution of distributed resources that may be used to serve energy to customers in areas where conventional power system approaches cannot satisfy the reliability needs. Microgrids[2] may also provide support to conventional power systems that are too constrained to meet the power demands of customers. This paper presents a case study of a remote village dependent on agriculture, with no grid extension. The remote village consists of 400 people and 200 cattle including poultries, bovines, swine etc. The latitude and longitude of the study area are 30 32 N and 76 39 E respectively. The proposed model consists of Photovoltaic (PV) array, wind energy subsystem, micro hydro, biogas fueled generator and battery storage sub-system. The final goal is to maximize energy output from distributed energy resources (DERs) by Optimization using HOMER. Performance of each component of the model will be evaluated and finally sensitivity analysis will be performed to optimize the system at different conditions.

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Factors Affecting the Rate of Penetration of Large-Scale Electricity Technologies: The Case of Carbon Sequestration  

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This project falls under the Technology Innovation and Diffusion topic of the Integrated Assessment of Climate Change Research Program. The objective was to better understand the critical variables that affect the rate of penetration of large-scale electricity technologies in order to improve their representation in integrated assessment models. We conducted this research in six integrated tasks. In our first two tasks, we identified potential factors that affect penetration rates through discussions with modeling groups and through case studies of historical precedent. In the next three tasks, we investigated in detail three potential sets of critical factors: industrial conditions, resource conditions, and regulatory/environmental considerations. Research to assess the significance and relative importance of these factors involved the development of a microeconomic, system dynamics model of the US electric power sector. Finally, we implemented the penetration rate models in an integrated assessment model. While the focus of this effort is on carbon capture and sequestration technologies, much of the work will be applicable to other large-scale energy conversion technologies.

James R. McFarland; Howard J. Herzog

2007-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Storage Technology: Fundamental Research for Optimization of Hydrogen Storage and Utilization  

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Design and development of improved low-cost hydrogen fuel cell catalytic materials and high-capacity hydrogenn storage media are paramount to enabling the hydrogen economy. Presently, effective and durable catalysts are mostly precious metals in pure or alloyed form and their high cost inhibits fuel cell applications. Similarly, materials that meet on-board hydrogen storage targets within total mass and volumetric constraints are yet to be found. Both hydrogen storage performance and cost-effective fuel cell designs are intimately linked to the electronic structure, morphology and cost of the chosen materials. The FCAST Project combined theoretical and experimental studies of electronic structure, chemical bonding, and hydrogen adsorption/desorption characteristics of a number of different nanomaterials and metal clusters to develop better fundamental understanding of hydrogen storage in solid state matrices. Additional experimental studies quantified the hydrogen storage properties of synthesized polyaniline(PANI)/Pd composites. Such conducting polymers are especially interesting because of their high intrinsic electron density and the ability to dope the materials with protons, anions, and metal species. Earlier work produced contradictory results: one study reported 7% to 8% hydrogen uptake while a second study reported zero hydrogen uptake. Cost and durability of fuel cell systems are crucial factors in their affordability. Limits on operating temperature, loss of catalytic reactivity and degradation of proton exchange membranes are factors that affect system durability and contribute to operational costs. More cost effective fuel cell components were sought through studies of the physical and chemical nature of catalyst performance, characterization of oxidation and reduction processes on system surfaces. Additional development effort resulted in a new hydrocarbon-based high-performance sulfonated proton exchange membrane (PEM) that can be manufactured at low cost and accompanied by improved mechanical and thermal stability.

Perret, Bob; Heske, Clemens; Nadavalath, Balakrishnan; Cornelius, Andrew; Hatchett, David; Bae, Chusung; Pang, Tao; Kim, Eunja; Hemmers, Oliver

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of Advanced Ground-Coupled Heat Pump Systems A heat pump is a technology in which heating and cooling are provided by a single piece of equipment.  

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Optimization of Advanced Ground-Coupled Heat Pump Systems A heat pump is a technology in which heating and cooling are provided by a single piece of equipment. In a Ground Coupled Heat Pump (GCHP) system a length of pipe is buried in the ground and the ground acts as a reservoir to store the heat

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

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Technolog  

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Research in Research in Science and Technolog y Sandia pushes frontiers of knowledge to meet the nation's needs, today and tomorrow Sandia National Laboratories' fundamental science and technology research leads to greater understanding of how and why things work and is intrinsic to technological advances. Basic research that challenges scientific assumptions enables the nation to push scientific boundaries. Innovations and breakthroughs produced at Sandia allow it to tackle critical issues, from maintaining the safety, security and effectiveness of the nation's nuclear weapons and preventing domestic and interna- tional terrorism to finding innovative clean energy solutions, develop- ing cutting-edge nanotechnology and moving the latest advances to the marketplace. Sandia's expertise includes:

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Global carbon dioxide emissions scenarios: Sensitivity to social and technological factors in three regions  

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Carbon dioxide emissions from 1990 to 2100 AD are decomposed ... intensity (energy use per unit GDP) and carbon intensity (carbon dioxide emissions per unit energy). These emissions factors are further subdivided...

Christopher Yang; Stephen H. Schneider

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Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Scenarios: Sensitivity to Social and Technological Factors in Three Regions  

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Carbon dioxide emissions from 1990 to 2100 AD are decomposed ... intensity (energy use per unit GDP) and carbon intensity (carbon dioxide emissions per unit energy). These emissions factors are further subdivided...

Christopher Yang; Stephen H. Schneider

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors influencing the willingness to pay for agricultural information delivery technologies by cooperative-oriented agribusinesses in Rwanda: evidence from the Abahuzamugambi Coffee Growers Cooperative of Maraba.  

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This study was designed to identify the factors influencing the willingness to pay for agricultural information delivery technologies among the farmers in the Abahuzamugambi Coffee Growers Cooperative located in Butare, Rwanda. Three hundred and six...

Haba, Sharon

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2008 Advanced Vehicle Technology...  

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

8 Advanced Vehicle Technology Analysis and Evaluation Activities and Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Program Annual Progress Report Vehicle Technologies Office: 2008 Advanced...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 Advanced Vehicle Technology...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 Advanced Vehicle Technology Analysis and Evaluation Activities and Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Program Annual Progress Report Vehicle...

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E85 Optimized Engine through Boosting, Spray Optimized GDi, VCR...  

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GDi, VCR and Variable Valvetrain E85 Optimized Engine through Boosting, Spray Optimized GDi, VCR and Variable Valvetrain 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program...

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Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications, Ithaca, New York (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

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Optimizing Hydronic Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications Ithaca, New York PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Condensing Boiler Optimization Location: Ithaca, NY Partners: Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, www.ithacanhs.org; Appropriate Designs, www.hydronicpros.com; HTP, www.htproducts.com; Peerless, www.peerlessboilers.com; Grundfos, us.grundfos.com; Bell & Gossett, www.bell-gossett.com; Emerson Swan, www.emersonswan.com. Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, www.carb-swa.com Building Component: Space heating, water heating Application: New; single and multifamily Year Tested: 2012-2013 Applicable Climate Zone(s): 4,5,6,7 PERFORMANCE DATA Cost of Energy Efficiency Measure (including labor): $6,100-$8,200 Projected Energy Savings:

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Application of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) Technologies in Optimal Static Pressure Reset in Variable Air Volume (VAV) System  

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Optimization of the static pressure reset is always critical in the pursuit of maximum savings of fan power and thermal energy consumption in a VAV system. This paper theoretically investigated three static pressure reset methods, i.e. VAV terminal...

Zheng, K.; Li, H.; Yang, H.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Design Optimization of Piezoceramic Multilayer Actuators for Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Fuel Injectors  

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Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about design...

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Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Optimal DER Technology Investment and Energy Management in Zero-Net-Energy Buildings  

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of PV panels, solar thermal equipment, and storage systems.chiller, energy storage, or solar-based technologies areexpensive solar-based equipment and energy storage Intercept

Stadler, Michael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study on international technology transfer critical factors in Hong Kong/Pearl River Delta manufacturing industries.  

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???International Technology Transfer (ITT) has been increasingly an important issue in technology diffusion, and has accumulated a vast body of research over past years. ITT (more)

Dong, Qiuling (???)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal sizing method for stand-alone hybrid solarwind system with LPSP technology by using genetic algorithm  

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System power reliability under varying weather conditions and the corresponding system cost are the two main concerns for designing hybrid solarwind power generation systems. This paper recommends an optimal sizing method to optimize the configurations of a hybrid solarwind system employing battery banks. Based on a genetic algorithm (GA), which has the ability to attain the global optimum with relative computational simplicity, one optimal sizing method was developed to calculate the optimum system configuration that can achieve the customers required loss of power supply probability (LPSP) with a minimum annualized cost of system (ACS). The decision variables included in the optimization process are the PV module number, wind turbine number, battery number, PV module slope angle and wind turbine installation height. The proposed method has been applied to the analysis of a hybrid system which supplies power for a telecommunication relay station, and good optimization performance has been found. Furthermore, the relationships between system power reliability and system configurations were also given.

Hongxing Yang; Wei Zhou; Lin Lu; Zhaohong Fang

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Optimal DER Technology Investment and Energy Management in Zero-Net-Energy Buildings  

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expensive solar-based equipment and energy storage Interceptchiller, energy storage, or solar-based technologies aresolar thermal system is mostly used to supply the heat storage and absorption chiller with energy.

Stadler, Michael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E85 Optimized Engine  

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of work * Approach * Barriers * Performance Measures and Accomplishments * Technology Transfer * Plans for Next Fiscal Year * Summary 2 E85 Optimized Purpose of Work Engine *...

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DOE Project: Optimization of Advanced Diesel Engine Combustion Strategies "University Research in Advanced Combustion and Emissions Control" Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program  

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The goal of the present technology development was to increase the efficiency of internal combustion engines while minimizing the energy penalty of meeting emissions regulations. This objective was achieved through experimentation and the development of advanced combustion regimes and emission control strategies, coupled with advanced petroleum and non-petroleum fuel formulations. To meet the goals of the project, it was necessary to improve the efficiency of expansion work extraction, and this required optimized combustion phasing and minimized in-cylinder heat transfer losses. To minimize fuel used for diesel particulate filter (DPF) regeneration, soot emissions were also minimized. Because of the complex nature of optimizing production engines for real-world variations in fuels, temperatures and pressures, the project applied high-fidelity computing and high-resolution engine experiments synergistically to create and apply advanced tools (i.e., fast, accurate predictive models) developed for low-emission, fuel-efficient engine designs. The companion experiments were conducted using representative single- and multi-cylinder automotive and truck diesel engines.

Reitz, Rolf; Foster, D.; Ghandhi, J.; Rothamer, D.; Rutland, C.; Sanders, S.; Trujillo, M.

2012-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of Advanced Diesel Engine Combustion Strategies...  

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Optimization of Advanced Diesel Engine Combustion Strategies Optimization of Advanced Diesel Engine Combustion Strategies 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual...

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Factors affecting the adoption of distance education technology by Cooperative Extension Agents in the State of Texas  

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on distance education. There was a definite need to increase the amount of information and technology support available. Gender, rank/level, and age played little to no role in perceptions of distance education. The belief that learning requires face...

Jones, Edmund Theodore

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The Influence of Individual, Contextual, and Social Factors on Perceived Behavioral Control of Information Technology: A Field Theory Approach  

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Organizations are increasingly concerned about ensuring that workers have sufficient sense of control over the information technology (IT) that they use. However, we know little about the antecedents of the end user's perceived behavioral control (PBC) ... Keywords: Autonomy, Computer Anxiety, Control Over It, Demand-Control Model, Field Theory, Managerial Support, Perceived Behavioral Control, Personal Innovativeness With It, Work Environment, Work Overload

Christophe Elie-Dit-Cosaque; Jessie Pallud; Michel Kalika

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies of the effect of retorting factors on the yield of shale oil for a new comprehensive utilization technology of oil shale  

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The comprehensive utilization of oil shale is a new promising technology achieving high utilization-factors for both oil shales chemical and energy potentials, and avoiding serious environmental impacts. For this technology, it is an urgent issue how to obtain shale oil with a high yield and as well as treat shale char efficiently and economically. In this present work, retorting experiments of three type I oil shales were performed using an aluminum retort, and the effect of retorting temperature, residence time, particle size and heating rate on the yield of shale oil was studied at low retorting temperatures ranging from 400C to 520C, respectively, at which shale char obtained has good combustion properties. The experimental data show that an increase in the retorting temperature, the residence time and the heating time has positive significant effect on improving the yield of shale oil, and a middle particle size is helpful for increasing the oil yield as well. The grey system method was applied to evaluate the effect of retorting factors on the yield of shale oil, showing that the retorting temperature is the most marked factor influencing the yield of shale oil.

X.X. Han; X.M. Jiang; Z.G. Cui

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity analysis and optimization of the nuclear fuel cycle  

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A sensitivity study has been conducted to assess the robustness of the conclusions presented in the MIT Fuel Cycle Study. The Once Through Cycle (OTC) is considered as the base-line case, while advanced technologies with fuel recycling characterize the alternative fuel cycles. The options include limited recycling in LWRs and full recycling in fast reactors and in high conversion LWRs. Fast reactor technologies studied include both oxide and metal fueled reactors. The analysis allowed optimization of the fast reactor conversion ratio with respect to desired fuel cycle performance characteristics. The following parameters were found to significantly affect the performance of recycling technologies and their penetration over time: Capacity Factors of the fuel cycle facilities, Spent Fuel Cooling Time, Thermal Reprocessing Introduction Date, and in core and Out-of-core TRU Inventory Requirements for recycling technology. An optimization scheme of the nuclear fuel cycle is proposed. Optimization criteria and metrics of interest for different stakeholders in the fuel cycle (economics, waste management, environmental impact, etc.) are utilized for two different optimization techniques (linear and stochastic). Preliminary results covering single and multi-variable and single and multi-objective optimization demonstrate the viability of the optimization scheme. (authors)

Passerini, S.; Kazimi, M. S.; Shwageraus, E. [Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, Dept. of Nuclear Science and Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization technologies and environmental applications  

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......affect the profitability or timing of the expenditure, information that might concern the...the model, a common approach is the capital-asset-pricing model that produces...specific software and specialized human capital costs, but simply periodically renting......

V. Bosetti; E. Messina; P. Valente

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New technology of optimizing heavy oil reservoir management by geochemical means: A case study in block Leng 43, Liaohe Oilfield, China  

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Geochemical methods can be used to optimize heavy oil reservoir management. The distribution of some biomarkers in oils is different with the degree of biodegradation. Geochemical parameters can be used to pre...

Zhao Hongjing; Zhang Chunming; Mei Bowen; S. R. Larter

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimize Deployment of Renewable Energy Technologies for Government Agencies, Industrial Facilities, and Military Installations: NREL Offers Proven Tools and Resources to Reduce Energy Use and Improve Efficiency (Brochure)  

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The National Renewable Energy Lab provides expertise, facilities, and technical assistance to campuses, facilities, and government agencies to apply renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

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2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Journals, Sites, Societies  

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Optimization Online Links. Optimization related societies. Mathematical Optimization Society SIAM INFORMS. Optimization related journals. Mathematical...

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Optimization in Networks  

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The recent surge in the network modeling of complex systems has set the stage for a new era in the study of fundamental and applied aspects of optimization in collective behavior. This Focus Issue presents an extended view of the state of the art in this field and includes articles from a large variety of domains where optimization manifests itself, including physical, biological, social, and technological networked systems.

Adilson E. Motter; Zoltan Toroczkai

2007-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal investment and scheduling of distributed energy resources with uncertainty in electric vehicles driving schedules  

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R. Firestone, Optimal Technology Selection and Operation ofDOE - Energy Vehicle Technologies Program. Plug-in HybridUsing vehicle-to-grid technology for frequency regulation

Cardoso, Goncalo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Renewable Energy Optimization Report for Naval Station Newport  

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In 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the RE-Powering America's Land initiative to encourage the development of renewable energy (RE) on potentially contaminated land and mine sites. As part of this effort, EPA is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to evaluate RE options at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport in Newport, Rhode Island. NREL's Renewable Energy Optimization (REO) tool was utilized to identify RE technologies that present the best opportunity for life-cycle cost-effective implementation while also serving to reduce energy-related carbon dioxide emissions and increase the percentage of RE used at NAVSTA Newport. The technologies included in REO are daylighting, wind, solar ventilation preheating (SVP), solar water heating, photovoltaics (PV), solar thermal (heating and electric), and biomass (gasification and cogeneration). The optimal mix of RE technologies depends on several factors including RE resources; technology cost and performance; state, utility, and federal incentives; and economic parameters (discount and inflation rates). Each of these factors was considered in this analysis. Technologies not included in REO that were investigated separately per NAVSTA Newport request include biofuels from algae, tidal power, and ground source heat pumps (GSHP).

Robichaud, R.; Mosey, G.; Olis, D.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HOMER Micropower Optimization Model  

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NREL has developed the HOMER micropower optimization model. The model can analyze all of the available small power technologies individually and in hybrid configurations to identify least-cost solutions to energy requirements. This capability is valuable to a diverse set of energy professionals and applications. NREL has actively supported its growing user base and developed training programs around the model. These activities are helping to grow the global market for solar technologies.

Lilienthal, P.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Renewable Energy Optimization (REopt) (Fact Sheet)  

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REopt is an energy planning platform offering concurrent, multiple technology integration and optimization capabilities to help clients meet their cost savings and energy performance goals.

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2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications, Ithaca, New York (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Optimizing...

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Waste Not, Want Not: Analyzing the Economic and Environmental Viability of Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Technology for Site-Specific Optimization of Renewable Energy Options  

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Waste-to-energy (WTE) technology burns municipal solid waste (MSW) in an environmentally safe combustion system to generate electricity, provide district heat, and reduce the need for landfill disposal. While this technology has gained acceptance in Europe, it has yet to be commonly recognized as an option in the United States. Section 1 of this report provides an overview of WTE as a renewable energy technology and describes a high-level model developed to assess the feasibility of WTE at a site. Section 2 reviews results from previous life cycle assessment (LCA) studies of WTE, and then uses an LCA inventory tool to perform a screening-level analysis of cost, net energy production, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and conventional air pollution impacts of WTE for residual MSW in Boulder, Colorado. Section 3 of this report describes the federal regulations that govern the permitting, monitoring, and operating practices of MSW combustors and provides emissions limits for WTE projects.

Funk, K.; Milford, J.; Simpkins, T.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear power can reduce emissions and maintain a strong economy: Rating Australias optimal future electricity-generation mix by technologies and policies  

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Abstract Legal barriers currently prohibit nuclear power for electricity generation in Australia. For this reason, published future electricity scenarios aimed at policy makers for this country have not seriously considered a full mix of energy options. Here we addressed this deficiency by comparing the life-cycle sustainability of published scenarios using multi-criteria decision-making analysis, and modeling the optimized future electricity mix using a genetic algorithm. The published CSIRO e-future scenario under its default condition (excluding nuclear) has the largest aggregate negative environmental and economic outcomes (score=4.51 out of 8), followed by the Australian Energy Market Operators 100% renewable energy scenario (4.16) and the Greenpeace scenario (3.97). The e-future projection with maximum nuclear-power penetration allowed yields the lowest negative impacts (1.46). After modeling possible future electricity mixes including or excluding nuclear power, the weighted criteria recommended an optimized scenario mix where nuclear power generated >40% of total electricity. The life-cycle greenhouse-gas emissions of the optimization scenarios including nuclear power were nuclear power is an effective and logical option for the environmental and economic sustainability of a future electricity network in Australia.

Sanghyun Hong; Corey J.A. Bradshaw; Barry W. Brook

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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technologies | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

technologies technologies Dataset Summary Description This dataset is from the report Operational water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity generating technologies: a review of existing literature (J. Macknick, R. Newmark, G. Heath and K.C. Hallett) and provides estimates of operational water withdrawal and water consumption factors for electricity generating technologies in the United States. Estimates of water factors were collected from published primary literature and were not modified except for unit conversions. Source National Renewable Energy Laboratory Date Released August 28th, 2012 (2 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords coal consumption csp factors geothermal PV renewable energy technologies Water wind withdrawal Data application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet icon Operational water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity generating technologies (xlsx, 77.7 KiB)

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Optimization Neuroimaging'',  

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Canonical Ridge Analysis with Ridge Parameter Optimization F. ?. Nielsen, L. K. Hansen and S. C - PLS 1 = k 0 = k optimal k k = optimal k k £ £ 0 #12; Canonical Ridge Analysis with Ridge Parameter Optimization F. ?. Nielsen, L. K. Hansen and S. C. Strother The Human Brain Project, P20 MH57180 ``Spatial

Nielsen, Finn ?rup

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New and Underutilized Technology: Colored Paint | Department of Energy  

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Colored Paint Colored Paint New and Underutilized Technology: Colored Paint October 8, 2013 - 2:51pm Addthis The following information outlines key deployment considerations for colored paints within the Federal sector. Benefits Colored paints have the potential to optimize heat reflective properties or decrease heat absorptive applications. New technologies allow the paint to be any color within the visible spectrum with either the absorptive or the reflective properties optimized for specific applications (disassociating it from the traditional color properties). Application Colored paints are appropriate for deployment within most building categories. Key Factors for Deployment Colored paint technologies and applications have come quite far. One application example for colored paints is to reduce the heat load on a wall

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Reverse Osmosis Optimization  

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This technology evaluation was prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energys Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). The technology evaluation assesses techniques for optimizing reverse osmosis (RO) systems to increase RO system performance and water efficiency. This evaluation provides a general description of RO systems, the influence of RO systems on water use, and key areas where RO systems can be optimized to reduce water and energy consumption. The evaluation is intended to help facility managers at Federal sites understand the basic concepts of the RO process and system optimization options, enabling them to make informed decisions during the system design process for either new projects or recommissioning of existing equipment. This evaluation is focused on commercial-sized RO systems generally treating more than 80 gallons per hour.

McMordie Stoughton, Kate; Duan, Xiaoli; Wendel, Emily M.

2013-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

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Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and...

102

Building Distributed Energy Performance Optimization for China a Regional Analysis of Building Energy Costs and CO2 Emissions  

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optimizations. Technologies assessed include photovoltaics (PV), solar thermal, gas turbines, microturbines, fuel cells,

Feng, Wei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Overview of Capabilities Conversion System Technology  

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cycles Heat exchanger design and optimization TES Material Integration & Optimization: Solar power plantOverview of Capabilities Conversion System Technology - Power System Demonstrations - Systems Conceptual Design/Trade Space Exploration - Simulation Modeling for Manufacturing - Hybrid Energy Systems

Lee, Dongwon

104

Python Optimization Modeling Objects (Pyomo)  

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Dec 29, 2009 ... The introduction of Pyomo was motivated by a variety of factors that have impacted ..... detection of available optimizers, conversion to file formats needed by ..... Company, for the United States Department of Energy's National.

2009-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

105

Optimization 1-1 Convex Optimization & Duality  

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1 Optimization 1-1 Convex Optimization & Duality EEN634, Spring 2007 BASED ON LECTURES GIVEN AT MIT and Princeton Department of ECE, UMiami Optimization 1-2 #12;2 Optimization 1-3 Optimization 1-4 #12;3 Optimization 1-5 Optimization 1-6 #12;4 Optimization 1-7 Optimization 1-8 #12;5 Optimization 1-9 Optimization 1

Fan, Xingzhe

106

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Engineering Technology  

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, Mechatronics Technology, and Renewable Energy Technology. Career Opportunities Graduates of four: business administration, wind farm management, aircraft maintenance, tooling production, quality and safety or selected program track focus. Transfer students must talk to their advisor about transferring their courses

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ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Engineering Technology  

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: business administration, energy management, wind farm management, automation and controls, aircraft, Mechatronics Technology, and Renewable Energy Technology. Career Opportunities Graduates of four students must talk to their advisor about transferring their courses over for WSU credit. Laboratory

108

Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies  

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Emerging Technologies Emerging Technologies Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Technology Research, Standards, & Codes Popular Links Success Stories Previous Next Lighten Energy Loads with System Design.

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Energy Efficient Technologies  

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Energy Efficient Technologies Energy Efficient Technologies Energy efficient technologies are available now! Many of the vehicles currently on display in dealer showrooms boast new performance-enhancing, fuel-saving technologies that can save you money. Engine Technologies Transmission Technologies All Engine Technology Average Efficiency Increase Variable Valve Timing & Lift improve engine efficiency by optimizing the flow of fuel & air into the engine for various engine speeds. 5% Cylinder Deactivation saves fuel by deactivating cylinders when they are not needed. 7.5% Turbochargers & Superchargers increase engine power, allowing manufacturers to downsize engines without sacrificing performance or to increase performance without lowering fuel economy. 7.5% Integrated Starter/Generator (ISG) Systems automatically turn the engine on/off when the vehicle is stopped to reduce fuel consumed during idling. 8%

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Buildings Technologies Deployment | Clean energy | ORNL  

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are successfully deployed to the fullest extent possible. ORNL helps optimize the energy performance of buildings and industrial processes by moving technologies to full use...

111

Optimization Online - Optimal Design of Electrical Machines ...  

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Jun 8, 2011 ... Optimal Design of Electrical Machines: Mathematical Programming ... Science and Engineering (Multidisciplinary Design Optimization ).

Sonia Cafieri

2011-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Biotrans: Cost Optimization Model | Open Energy Information  

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Biotrans: Cost Optimization Model Biotrans: Cost Optimization Model Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Biotrans: Cost Optimization Model Focus Area: Ethanol Topics: Market Analysis Website: www.ecn.nl/units/ps/models-and-tools/biotrans/ Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/biotrans-cost-optimization-model,http Language: English Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Demonstration & Implementation BIOTRANS optimizes the biofuel supply chain allocation by finding the least-cost configuration of resources and trade to meet a specified biofuel demand in the European transportation sector. The user can constrain the optimization by inputting a number of economic and technological assumptions for a specific target year. References Retrieved from

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Direct optimization overly optimizes data Kazunori Yoshizawa  

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OPINION Direct optimization overly optimizes data Kazunori Yoshizawa Systematic Entomology optimization is a criterion that recognizes sequence alignment and tree search as a single epistemological optimization criterion, all data partitions are combined and optimized simultaneously along with the same tree

Yoshizawa, Kazunori

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Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June  

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Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June 2008 Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June 2008 Smart Grid Implementation Workshop Breakout Group Report, a discussion of metrics for smart grid implementation. The following major caveats and findings were identified: Optimizing asset utilization and operating efficiently depends on proper integration of technologies with business processes and associated IT Build metrics, by definition, need to be updated regularly to reflect new technology Build metrics should not be technology prescriptive or result innarrowing technology options for Smart Grid (should be as "technology agnostic"as possible) Build metrics need to differentiate between statistics

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Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June  

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Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June 2008 Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June 2008 Smart Grid Implementation Workshop Breakout Group Report, a discussion of metrics for smart grid implementation. The following major caveats and findings were identified: Optimizing asset utilization and operating efficiently depends on proper integration of technologies with business processes and associated IT Build metrics, by definition, need to be updated regularly to reflect new technology Build metrics should not be technology prescriptive or result innarrowing technology options for Smart Grid (should be as "technology agnostic"as possible) Build metrics need to differentiate between statistics

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Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics (CoR-Lab), and the Cluster of Excellence (277) CITEC -Cognitive Interaction Technology.  

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- Cognitive Interaction Technology. Optimal conditions for successful studies Although completing your studies

Moeller, Ralf

117

Review of Desiccant Dehumidification Technology  

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This paper overviews applications of desiccant technology for dehumidifying commercial and institutional buildings. Because of various market, policy, and regulatory factors, this technology is especially attractive for dehumidification applications in the I990s.

Pesaran, A. A.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Technology Reviews | Department of Energy  

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a distributed energy (DE) technology for a specific application depends on many factors. Considerations include the amount of power needed, the duty cycle, space...

119

FCT Technology Validation: Integrated Projects  

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Integrated Projects to Integrated Projects to someone by E-mail Share FCT Technology Validation: Integrated Projects on Facebook Tweet about FCT Technology Validation: Integrated Projects on Twitter Bookmark FCT Technology Validation: Integrated Projects on Google Bookmark FCT Technology Validation: Integrated Projects on Delicious Rank FCT Technology Validation: Integrated Projects on Digg Find More places to share FCT Technology Validation: Integrated Projects on AddThis.com... Home Transportation Projects Stationary/Distributed Generation Projects Integrated Projects DOE Projects Non-DOE Projects Quick Links Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Delivery Hydrogen Storage Fuel Cells Manufacturing Codes & Standards Education Systems Analysis Contacts Integrated Projects To maximize overall system efficiencies, reduce costs, and optimize

120

Design of Optimal Regulators  

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Current research suggests the use of a liner quadratic performance index for optimal control of regulators in various applications. Some examples include correcting the trajectory of rocket and air vehicles, vibration suppression of flexible structures, and airplane stability. In all these cases, the focus is in suppressing/decreasing system deviations rapidly. However, if one compares the Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR) solution with optimal solutions (minimum time), it is seen that the LQR solution is less than optimal in some cases indeed (3-6) times that obtained using a minimum time solution. Moreover, the LQR solution is sometimes unacceptable in practice due to the fact that values of control extend beyond admissible limits and thus the designer must choose coefficients in the linear quadratic form, which are unknown. The authors suggest methods which allow finding a quasi-optimal LQR solution with bounded control which is closed to the minimum time solution. They also remand the process of the minimum time decision. Keywords: Optimal regulator, minimum time controller, Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR). -- This paper is declared a work of the U.S. Government and not subject to copyright protection in the USA. The manuscript is accepted as paper AIAA-2003-6638 by 2nd AIAA Unmanned Unlimited Systems, Technologies, and Operations-Aerospace, Land, and See Conference and Workshop - Exhibit, San Diego, California, USA, 15-18 Sep. 2003.

Alexander Bolonkin; Robert Sierakowski

2007-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization and heat and water integration for biodiesel production  

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generation of biodiesel using waste cooking oil and algae oil. We consider 5 different technologies: Energy, Biofuels, Biodiesel, Cooking Oil, Mathematical optimization, Algae1 Optimization and heat and water integration for biodiesel production from cooking oil

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

122

Towards Holistic Power Tower System Optimization  

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Abstract Many stakeholders today consider power tower systems to be the most promising CSP technology for the future. Therefore much effort is spent to improve individual components and subsystems. While these are valuable steps towards cost reduction, it is also of great importance to perform an overall, i.e. holistic, system layout and optimization process. Still, even today heliostats are often characterized and even compared using the single parameter cost per square meter, which is not sufficient. More factors like optical and tracking accuracy, shape, structural deformation under operation loads and maybe even power consumption have to be factored in to allow for a meaningful comparison. In the paper recent activities targeting at a more holistic power tower system optimization are described. For the overall layout process of heliostat field, tower and receiver the complete system is modeled using SAM or an in-house tool based on SolTrace and Matlab to determine investment cost, annual electricity generation and resulting levelised electricity costs. By doing so, different heliostat types and field layouts can be directly compared using \\{LCoE\\} as a reasonable figure of merit. This logical approach to identify the optimum heliostat design is described and illustrated using two generic heliostat designs and the respective field layouts as an example; a recently developed updated tower cost curve is used. It is found that using specific heliostat costs (i.e. $/m2) alone as a figure of merit to assess different heliostat designs can be misleading, because heliostats characterized by lower specific investment costs, but also lower optical and tracking accuracy, can lead to higher levelised electricity costs, which means the real objective of power plant optimization is not reached by looking at heliostat costs per square meter alone.

G. Weinrebe; F. von Reeken; M. Whrbach; T. Plaz; V. Gcke; M. Balz

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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H2A Delivery: Forecourt Compression & Storage Optimization (Part...  

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

Land Areas Forecourt Storage and Compression Options Forecourt and Gas Infrastructure Optimization Home About the Fuel Cell Technologies Office Hydrogen Production Hydrogen...

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Applying the Battery Ownership Model in Pursuit of Optimal Battery...  

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Ownership Model in Pursuit of Optimal Battery Use Strategies 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer...

125

Technology Transfer: Available Technologies  

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test test Please refer to the list of technologies below for licensing and research collaboration availability. If you can't find the technology you're interested in, please contact us at TTD@lbl.gov. Energy ENERGY EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGIES Aerosol Sealing Aerosol Remote Sealing System Clog-free Atomizing and Spray Drying Nozzle Air-stable Nanomaterials for Efficient OLEDs Solvent Processed Nanotube Composites OLEDS with Air-stable Structured Electrodes APIs for Online Energy Saving Tools: Home Energy Saver and EnergyIQ Carbon Dioxide Capture at a Reduced Cost Dynamic Solar Glare Blocking System Electrochromic Device Controlled by Sunlight Electrochromic Windows with Multiple-Cavity Optical Bandpass Filter Electrochromic Window Technology Portfolio Universal Electrochromic Smart Window Coating

126

Carver Performance and Optimization  

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Optimization Performance and Optimization Performance Monitoring Last edited: 2012-01-09 12:31:03...

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Technology Reviews | Department of Energy  

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Technology Reviews Technology Reviews Technology Reviews November 1, 2013 - 11:40am Addthis Selecting a distributed energy (DE) technology for a specific application depends on many factors. Considerations include the amount of power needed, the duty cycle, space constraints, thermal needs, emission regulations, fuel availability, utility prices, and interconnection issues. The following technology reviews include descriptions of a variety of DE and combined heat and power (CHP) technologies, providing (when available) such parameters as efficiency, size, and projected cost to install and maintain. Behavior of Capstone and Honeywell Microturbine Generators During Load Changes, 38 pp, Feb. 2004 Catalogue of CHP Technologies, Dec. 2012 Cost Analysis of Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Control Alternatives for

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FY 2004 Annual Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization  

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HEAVY HEAVY VEHICLE SYSTEMS OPTIMIZATION FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program U.S. Department of Energy FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20585-0121 FY 2004 Annual Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program Approved by Dr. Sidney Diamond Technology Area Development Specialist February 2005 Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Program FY 2004 Annual Report iii Contents Foreword by Dr. Sidney Diamond, FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy ................................. 1 I. Aerodynamic Drag Reduction......................................................................................................

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Optimize carbon dioxide sequestration, enhance oil recovery  

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- 1 - Optimize carbon dioxide sequestration, enhance oil recovery January 8, 2014 Los Alamos simulation to optimize carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration and enhance oil recovery (CO2-EOR) based on known production. Due to carbon capture and storage technology advances, prolonged high oil prices

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-International Doctorate Program -Identification, Optimization and Control  

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for Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell Systems: A Challenge in PDE Constrained Optimization April 23, 2009 Preprint IOC-25 #12;#12;OPTIMAL CONTROL OF LOAD CHANGES FOR MOLTEN CARBONATE FUEL CELL SYSTEMS: A CHALLENGE carbonate fuel cells provide a promising technology for the operation of future stationary power plants

Dettweiler, Michael

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MHK Technologies/Centipod | Open Energy Information  

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Centipod Centipod < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Centipod.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Ecomerit Technologies LLC see Dehlsen Associates LLC Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Oscillating Wave Surge Converter Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1 3 Discovery Concept Def Early Stage Dev Design Engineering Technology Description The Centipod ocean wave generating system a horizontally stable floating platform optimally yawed active to wavefront exposure has flotation pods driving hydraulic rams Fluid drives the hydroelectric generating system providing cost competitive electric power Mooring Configuration Proprietary Technology Dimensions Device Testing

132

Commercialization of clean coal technologies  

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The steps to commercialization are reviewed in respect of their relative costs, the roles of the government and business sectors, and the need for scientific, technological, and economic viability. The status of commercialization of selected clean coal technologies is discussed. Case studies related to a clean coal technology are reviewed and conclusions are drawn on the factors that determine commercialization.

Bharucha, N. [Dept. of Primary Industries and Energy, Canberra (Australia)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

133

Multiobjective Optimization of Renewable Energy Penetration Rate in Power Systems  

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Abstract Nowadays, multi-source systems based on renewable energy technologies become the key to a sustainable energy supply infrastructure against the rising cost and the pollutant nature of fossil primary energy used in conventional power plant. However, the cost of renewable energy technologies and the reliability of a multi-sources generation system are generally conflicting with each other. This paper presents a multiobjective formulation to allow optimizing simultaneously both the annualized renewable energy cost the system reliability defined as the renewable energy - load disparity (RELD). This later takes into account the lack of energy as well as the exceed weighted by a penalty factor. The optimization is reach by acting on the penetration rate of each type of renewable generation technologies in order to satisfy a certain load curve. In order to solve this problem, this work suggests to use the fast and elitist multiobjective genetic algorithm: NSGA-II. A case study shows that the use of diversified resources allows to handle the RELD and to decrease the exceed renewable energy (RERE) and load energy notsupplied (LENS).

Hasnae Bilil; Ghassane Aniba; Mohamed Maaroufi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Technology Transfer: Available Technologies  

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Please refer to the list of technologies below for licensing and research Please refer to the list of technologies below for licensing and research collaboration availability. If you can't find the technology you're interested in, please contact us at TTD@lbl.gov. Biotechnology and Medicine DIAGNOSTICS AND THERAPEUTICS CANCER CANCER PROGNOSTICS 14-3-3 Sigma as a Biomarker of Basal Breast Cancer ANXA9: A Therapeutic Target and Predictive Marker for Early Detection of Aggressive Breast Cancer Biomarkers for Predicting Breast Cancer Patient Response to PARP Inhibitors Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk Analysis Using Selected Gene Expression Comprehensive Prognostic Markers and Therapeutic Targets for Drug-Resistant Breast Cancers Diagnostic Test to Personalize Therapy Using Platinum-based Anticancer Drugs Early Detection of Metastatic Cancer Progenitor Cells

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Technology Transfer: Available Technologies  

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Software and Information Technologies Software and Information Technologies Algorithm for Correcting Detector Nonlinearites Chatelet: More Accurate Modeling for Oil, Gas or Geothermal Well Production Collective Memory Transfers for Multi-Core Processors Energy Efficiency Software EnergyPlus:Energy Simulation Software for Buildings Tools, Guides and Software to Support the Design and Operation of Energy Efficient Buildings Flexible Bandwidth Reservations for Data Transfer Genomic and Proteomic Software LABELIT - Software for Macromolecular Diffraction Data Processing PHENIX - Software for Computational Crystallography Vista/AVID: Visualization and Allignment Software for Comparative Genomics Geophysical Software Accurate Identification, Imaging, and Monitoring of Fluid Saturated Underground Reservoirs

136

Matlab-based Optimization: Optimization Toolbox  

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Matlab-based Optimization: the Optimization Toolbox Gene Cliff (AOE/ICAM - ecliff@vt.edu ) 3:00pm Engineering ICAM: Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics 1 / 37 #12;Matlab's Optimization Toolbox;Matlab's Optimization Toolbox Classifying Optimization Problems A Soup Can Example Intermezzo

Crawford, T. Daniel

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Fuzzy Optimality and Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization  

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Fuzzy Optimality and Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization M. Farina and P. Amato. Pareto optimality is someway ineffective for optimization problems with several (more than three) objectives. In fact the Pareto optimal set tends to become a wide portion of the whole design domain search

Coello, Carlos A. Coello

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Success factors characterisation towards Six Sigma implementation in Indian industries  

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A common approach used in developing Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma or other quality improvement framework is to identify the factors/elements that are believed to be critical to the successful implementation of these concepts. Several studies were conducted to identify critical success factors for Six Sigma implementation in a specific category of industries in a country. In this paper, literature review, industry experience and brainstorming are utilised to identify the possible critical success factors (CSF) responsible for successful implementation of Six Sigma. These success factors are identified for three types of industries: manufacturing, business process outsourced (BPO) organisations, information technology (IT) and information technology enabled services (ITeS) organisations. The survey data, based on questionnaire design, are analysed using suitable statistical techniques like cluster analysis, similarity matrix analysis and market basket analysis to identify the critical success factors both for overall industry and also segment wise. The findings from this work would be useful for industries to make Six Sigma implementation focused and also help them to utilise resources optimally.

Sanjit Ray; Prasun Das; Bidyut K. Bhattacharyay

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

storage (CCS) technologies. CCSI will util  

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(CCS) technologies. CCSI will utilize a software infrastructure (CCS) technologies. CCSI will utilize a software infrastructure to accelerate the development and deployment of new, cost-effective CCS technologies. This will be achieved by identifying promising concepts through rapid computational screening of devices and processes; reducing the time and expense to design and troubleshoot new devices and processes through science-based optimal designs;

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NETL: Deepwater Technology Projects  

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Deepwater Technology Deepwater Technology Deepwater Technology Offshore Architecture | Safety & Environmental | Other UDW Technology | Completed DW Projects Project Number Project Name Primary Performer 10121-4306-01 All Electric Subsea Autonomous High Integrity Pressure Protection System (HIPPS) Architecture GE Global Research 10121-4401-02 Ultra-Deepwater Riser Concepts for High Motion Vessels Stress Engineering Services, Inc. 10121-4405-02 Ultra-deepwater Dry Tree System for Drilling and Production in the Gulf of Mexico Det Norske Veritas 10121-4505-01 Coil Tubing Drilling and Intervention System Using Cost Effective Vessel Nautilus International, LLC 09121-3500-01 Intelligent Production System for Ultra-Deepwater with Short Hop Wireless Power and Wireless Data Transfer for Lateral Production Control and Optimization

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Emerging Technologies  

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The Emerging Technologies (ET) Program of the Building Technologies Office (BTO) supports applied research and development (R&D) for technologies, systems, and models that contribute to building energy consumption.

142

Technology Transfer  

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Technology Transfer Since 1974, the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer has recognized scientists and engineers at federal government...

143

Tools & Technologies  

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Weprovide leadership for transforming workforce development through the power of technology. It develops corporate educational technology policy and enables the use of learning tools and...

144

Technology Transfer: Available Technologies  

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Ion Sources and Beam Technologies Ion Sources and Beam Technologies GENERATORS AND DETECTORS Compact, Safe and Energy Efficient Neutron Generator Fast Pulsed Neutron Generator High Energy Gamma Generator Lithium-Drifted Silicon Detector with Segmented Contacts Low Power, High Energy Gamma Ray Detector Calibration Device Nested Type Coaxial Neutron Generator Neutron and Proton Generators: Cylindrical Neutron Generator with Nested Option, IB-1764 Neutron-based System for Nondestructive Imaging, IB-1794 Mini Neutron Tube, IB-1793a Ultra-short Ion and Neutron Pulse Production, IB-1707 Mini Neutron Generator, IB-1793b Compact Spherical Neutron Generator, IB-1675 Plasma-Driven Neutron/Gamma Generators Portable, Low-cost Gamma Source for Active Interrogation ION SOURCES WITH ANTENNAS External Antenna for Ion Sources

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OPTIMIZING YOUR  

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Electric motor-driven systems are estimated to consume over half of all electricity in the United States and over 70 % of all electricity in many industrial plants. This fact sheet presents an overview of electric drive systems and highlights common ways you can improve system efficiency and reliability. By optimizing the efficiency of your motor-driven systems, you can increase productivity while saving significant amounts of energy and money.

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factors | OpenEI  

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36 36 Varnish cache server Browse Upload data GDR 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation: XID: 2142253836 Varnish cache server factors Dataset Summary Description This dataset is from the report Operational water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity generating technologies: a review of existing literature (J. Macknick, R. Newmark, G. Heath and K.C. Hallett) and provides estimates of operational water withdrawal and water consumption factors for electricity generating technologies in the United States. Estimates of water factors were collected from published primary literature and were not modified except for unit conversions. Source National Renewable Energy Laboratory Date Released August 28th, 2012 (2 years ago)

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Optimism in Children Exposed to Child Maltreatment  

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Factors that predict optimism, the belief that positive things will happen in one's life, in youth who have experienced maltreatment were examined; specifically, positive family characteristics, life events, and social ...

Beals, Sarah Elizabeth

2010-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Global Optimization Submissions - 2014  

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Zhao Sun. February 2014. Global optimization on the torus, the sphere and the rotation ... RBFOpt: an open-source library for black-box optimization with costly...

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Optimal irreversible stimulated emission  

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We studied the dynamics of an initially inverted atom in a semi-infinite waveguide, in the presence of a single propagating photon. We show that atomic relaxation is enhanced by a factor of 2, leading to maximal bunching in the output field. This optimal irreversible stimulated emission is a novel phenomenon that can be observed with state-of-the-art solid-state atoms and waveguides. When the atom interacts with two one-dimensional electromagnetic environments, the preferential emission in the stimulated field can be exploited to efficiently amplify a classical or a quantum state.

D Valente; Y Li; J P Poizat; J M Gerard; L C Kwek; M F Santos; A Auffeves

2012-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

150

Optimizing Development Strategy for Liquid Dominated  

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to optimize development strategy. The factors which are most influential on the cost of geothermal development development. Staging geothermal development reduces the risk of oversizing the plant but creates costly delaysSGP-TR-90 Optimizing Development Strategy for Liquid Dominated Geothermal Reservoirs John Andrew

Stanford University

151

Optimal planning of distributed generation systems in distribution system: A review  

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This paper attempts to present the state of art of research work carried out on the optimal planning of distributed generation (DG) systems under different aspects. There are number of important issues to be considered while carrying out studies related to the planning and operational aspects of DG. The planning of the electric system with the presence of DG requires the definition of several factors, such as: the best technology to be used, the number and the capacity of the units, the best location, the type of network connection, etc. The impact of DG in system operating characteristics, such as electric losses, voltage profile, stability and reliability needs to be appropriately evaluated. For that reason, the use of an optimization method capable of indicating the best solution for a given distribution network can be very useful for the system planning engineer, when dealing with the increase of DG penetration that is happening nowadays. The selection of the best places for installation and the preferable size of the DG units in large distribution systems is a complex combinatorial optimization problem. This paper aims at providing a review of the relevant aspects related to DG and its impact that DG might have on the operation of distributed networks. This paper covers the review of basics of DG, DG definition, current status of DG technologies, potential advantages and disadvantages, review for optimal placement of DG systems, optimizations techniques/methodologies used in optimal planning of DG in distribution systems. An attempt has been made to judge that which methodologies/techniques are suitable for optimal placement of DG systems based on the available literature and detail comparison(s) of each one.

Rajkumar Viral; D.K. Khatod

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Advanced Review Geometry optimization  

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Advanced Review Geometry optimization H. Bernhard Schlegel Geometry optimization is an important part of most quantum chemical calcu- lations. This article surveys methods for optimizing equilibrium geometries, lo- cating transition structures, and following reaction paths. The emphasis is on optimizations

Schlegel, H. Bernhard

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Optimization Jason Courter  

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Optimization Jason Courter Foundations of Ecology #12;What is optimization? Maximization Minimization Optimization Natural Selection 1. Variation 2. Heritable Variation 3. Differential Reproduction #12;On Optimal use of a Patchy Environment · Robert MacArthur · Eric Pianka http

Jodice, Patrick

154

Session: Reservoir Technology  

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This session at the Geothermal Energy Program Review X: Geothermal Energy and the Utility Market consisted of five papers: ''Reservoir Technology'' by Joel L. Renner; ''LBL Research on the Geysers: Conceptual Models, Simulation and Monitoring Studies'' by Gudmundur S. Bodvarsson; ''Geothermal Geophysical Research in Electrical Methods at UURI'' by Philip E. Wannamaker; ''Optimizing Reinjection Strategy at Palinpinon, Philippines Based on Chloride Data'' by Roland N. Horne; ''TETRAD Reservoir Simulation'' by G. Michael Shook

Renner, Joel L.; Bodvarsson, Gudmundur S.; Wannamaker, Philip E.; Horne, Roland N.; Shook, G. Michael

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency  

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The Vehicle Technologies Office supports research to design engines optimized for alternative fuels that increases efficiency and takes advantage of these fuels' unique properties.

156

Technology Development for Light Duty High Efficient Diesel Engines...  

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optimization. deer09stanton.pdf More Documents & Publications Light Duty Efficient Clean Combustion Advanced Diesel Engine Technology Development for HECC Effects of Biomass Fuels...

157

Technologies and Approaches for Improving Energy Efficiency of Network Elements  

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Technologies and approaches for implementing energy-efficient network elements are briefly reviewed. Optical transmission and switching together with an optimized network concept...

Aleksic, Slavia

158

Exploration Technologies Technology Needs Assessment  

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The Exploration Technologies Needs Assessment is a critical component of ongoing technology roadmapping efforts, and will be used to guide the program's research and development.

159

Optimization Online - Digest Archive  

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Optimization Online Digest Archive. Subscribe to the digest. ... Online is supported by the Mathematical Optmization Society. Mathematical Optimization Society.

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Optimization Online - Category Archive  

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Optimization Online. Browse Submissions By Area. Linear, Cone and Semidefinite ... Optimization Online is supported by the Mathematical Optmization Society.

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161

Optimization Online - Coordinators  

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Optimization Online submissions are electronically handled by a team of ... OR and Management Sciences / Integer Programming / Robust Optimization...

162

Optimization Online - Category Archive  

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Optimization Online. Browse Submissions By Area. Nonlinear Optimization. 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011...

163

Energy Technologies  

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Best practices, project resources, and other tools on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

164

Derivative Free Optimization Methods for Optimizing Stirrer ...  

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It also gives a comparison of the two optimization algorithms. Key words: Energy, Numerical Optimization, Derivative-Free Optimization,. Computational Fluid ... numerical simulations are needed for the computation of the fluid flow inside the stirrer for ..... Optimization Methods and Software, 20 (2005) 493-508. [6] A. R. Conn...

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Optimization Online - Nonlinear Optimization Submissions - 2014  

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Unconstrained Optimization Generalized Inexact Proximal Algorithms: Habit's/ Routine's Formation with Resistance to Change, following Worthwhile Changes

166

Optimizing High Level Waste Disposal  

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If society is ever to reap the potential benefits of nuclear energy, technologists must close the fuel-cycle completely. A closed cycle equates to a continued supply of fuel and safe reactors, but also reliable and comprehensive closure of waste issues. High level waste (HLW) disposal in borosilicate glass (BSG) is based on 1970s era evaluations. This host matrix is very adaptable to sequestering a wide variety of radionuclides found in raffinates from spent fuel reprocessing. However, it is now known that the current system is far from optimal for disposal of the diverse HLW streams, and proven alternatives are available to reduce costs by billions of dollars. The basis for HLW disposal should be reassessed to consider extensive waste form and process technology research and development efforts, which have been conducted by the United States Department of Energy (USDOE), international agencies and the private sector. Matching the waste form to the waste chemistry and using currently available technology could increase the waste content in waste forms to 50% or more and double processing rates. Optimization of the HLW disposal system would accelerate HLW disposition and increase repository capacity. This does not necessarily require developing new waste forms, the emphasis should be on qualifying existing matrices to demonstrate protection equal to or better than the baseline glass performance. Also, this proposed effort does not necessarily require developing new technology concepts. The emphasis is on demonstrating existing technology that is clearly better (reliability, productivity, cost) than current technology, and justifying its use in future facilities or retrofitted facilities. Higher waste processing and disposal efficiency can be realized by performing the engineering analyses and trade-studies necessary to select the most efficient methods for processing the full spectrum of wastes across the nuclear complex. This paper will describe technologies being evaluated at Idaho National Laboratory and the facilities weve designed to evaluate options and support optimization.

Dirk Gombert

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Geismar TDI Plant Steam Optimization  

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BASF North America 7 ESL-IE-13-05-19 Proceedings of the Thrity-Fifth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 21-24, 2013 BASF?s strategic principles A conscientious commitment to our investors, customers, employees...Geismar TDI Plant Steam Optimization May 23rd, 2013 IET Conference Meredith Bailey, PDP Engineer BASF Corporation (734) 324-5047 meredith.bailey@basf.com ESL-IE-13-05-19 Proceedings of the Thrity-Fifth Industrial Energy Technology...

Baily, M.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Energy prices and the adoption of energy-saving technology  

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This paper investigates the link between factor prices, technology and factor demands. I estimate the effect of price-induced technology adoption on energy demand in the U.S. manufacturing sector, using plant data from the ...

Linn, Joshua

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Sustainable solar thermal power generation (STPG) technologies in Indian context  

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India is a fast developing country. Some of the factors like population growth, industrialization, liberalization in economic policies, green revolution and awareness toward the environment, are increasing the electricity demand rapidly. As per the 14th Power Survey Report, an energy deficit of (+) 9% and peak demand deficit of (+) 18% have been estimated. Keeping in view the liberalization in economic policies, this deficit may be higher by the year 2000 AD. An estimation indicates that India is blessed with solar energy to the tune of 5 x 10{sup 15} kWh/yr. Being clean and inexhaustible source of energy, it can be used for large-scale power generation in the country. Keeping in view the present state-of-art technologies for STPG in MW range, best possible efforts are required to be made by all the concerned, to develop sustainable STPG technology of the future, specially for tropical regions. Standardization of vital equipment is an important aspect. There are a few required criteria like simple and robust technology, its transfer and adaptation in tropical climate conditions; high plant load factor without fossil-fired backup; availability of plant during evening peak and night hours; least use of fragile components, and capacity optimization for MW plants as per solar irradiance and environmental factors. In this paper, efforts have been made to compare the different STPG technologies. On the basis, of literature surveyed and studies carried out by the author, it may be stated that Central Receiver System technologies using molten salt and volumetric air receiver, along with molten salt and ceramic thermal storage respectively seems to be suitable and comparable in Indian context. Performance of SOLAR-TWO and PHOEBUS plants may be decisive.

Sharma, R.S. [Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, New Delhi (India). Solar Energy Centre

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

170

Buildings Technologies Deployment | Clean energy | ORNL  

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Building Technologies Deployment Building Technologies Deployment SHARE Building Technologies Deployment benchmarking commercial buildings Once building technologies emerge and become commercially available, only in exceptional cases does robust market uptake automatically follow. Additional efforts remain to ensure that emerging and under-utilized technologies are successfully deployed to the fullest extent possible. ORNL helps optimize the energy performance of buildings and industrial processes by moving technologies to full use in residential, commercial, and industrial sectors through applications research, technical assistance, and a variety of deployment strategies. The team's comprehensive knowledge of buildings and energy use spans multi-building sites, whole-buildings, systems, components, and multi-level

171

Technology Roadmaps  

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Thispage contains links to DOE's Technology Roadmaps, multi-year plans outlining solid-state lighting goals, research and development initiatives aimed at accelerating technology advances and...

172

Technology Development  

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In presenting this chapter on technology development, it must be stated that attempts to make an up-to-date technology survey are restricted, unfortunately, by the proprietary nature of recent advances, detail...

B. E. Conway

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Industrial Optimization Compact Course  

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Industrial Optimization Compact Course and Challenge Workshop Optimization plays a crucial role of the processes are typically nonlinear and dyna- mic. Thus, complex dynamic optimization or optimal control in industrial optimization. February 17­20, 2014 ·9.00­17.00 IWR ·Im Neuenheimer Feld 368 ·69120 Heidelberg www

Kirches, Christian

174

The optimization problem Genetic Algorithm  

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The optimization problem Genetic Algorithm Particle Swarm Optimization Experimental results for time-power optimization META, October 27-31, 2014 1 / 25 #12;The optimization problem Genetic Algorithm Particle Swarm Optimization Experimental results Conclusions Time and energy optimization Traditionally

Giménez, Domingo

175

Kernel Optimizations in SORD  

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Kernel Optimizations in SORD Kernel Optimizations in SORD earthquake dynamic rupture code Geoffrey P. Ely Leadership Computing Facility Argonne National Laboratory MiraCon March 7, 2013 S C E C an NSF+USGS center Acknowledgements Tareq Malas King Abdullah Univ. of Science & Technology Vitali Morozov Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Karen Magerlein IBM Watson Research Center Simulation Scale Outer length scale: ~500km Inner length scale: ~50m Mesh points: ~10 12 Spatial Derivatives f (⇠) = n X ↵, , =0 N ↵ (⇠)f ↵ rf = @f @⇠ · J 1 x y z ⇠ ⌘ ⇣ Equations of Motion Viscoelastic Solid (Kelvin-Voigt Model) Free surface boundary condition ¨ u = 1 ⇢ r · g = r(u + ˙ u) = trace(g) + µ(g + g T ) ⇢ density , µ elastic moduli viscosity u displacement stress tensor ⌧ = · ˆ n = 0 ! Kernel with 12 Streams do l = 1, 400 do k = 1, 400

176

HVAC Maintenance and Technologies  

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HVAC - HVAC - Maintenance and Technologies Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Meeting Providence, Rhode Island April 15, 2010 BY Ramin Faramarzi, P.E. Technology Test Centers (TTC) Design and Engineering Services Southern California Edison (SCE) www.sce.com/rttc 2 Outline * Introduction to SCE's TTC * Overview of energy challenges in California (CA) * Role of HVAC in CA's energy and demand equations * Factors affecting HVAC performance * Focus on SCE's research on maintenance faults * Next generation of HVAC equipment * HVAC technologies on SCE's TTC radar * Black boxes - do they all work? 3 SCE's Technology Test Centers * SCE applied research facilities located in Irwindale, CA comprised of 3 test beds: * Refrigeration * HVAC * Lighting * Coming Soon! - A new ZNE lab 4 Refrigeration Testing

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Introduction Inverted index Processing Boolean queries Query optimization Web Search and Text Mining  

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Introduction Inverted index Processing Boolean queries Query optimization Web Search and Text Institute of Technology, College of Computing 2011 Gray: Boolean Retrieval 1 / 39 #12;Introduction Inverted index Processing Boolean queries Query optimization Overview 1 Introduction 2 Inverted index 3

Gray, Alexander

178

Development, Optimization and Validation of Gas Chromatographic Fingerprinting of Brazilian Commercial Diesel Fuel for Quality Control  

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......Science and Technology - IFSP, Campus...three-step development, optimization...described for gas chromatography...Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power...methodology - A gas chromatography...Heyden Y.V. Development, optimization......

Bruno Csar Diniz Brito dos Santos; Danilo Luiz Flumignan; Jos Eduardo de Oliveira

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Shrinking Procedures and Optimal Algorithms  

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Jun 18, 2012 ... Optimal Stochastic Approximation Algorithms for Strongly Convex Stochastic Composite Optimization, II: Shrinking Procedures and Optimal...

Saeed Ghadimi

2012-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

180

Digital Actuator Technology  

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There are significant developments underway in new types of actuators for power plant active components. Many of these make use of digital technology to provide a wide array of benefits in performance of the actuators and in reduced burden to maintain them. These new product offerings have gained considerable acceptance in use in process plants. In addition, they have been used in conventional power generation very successfully. This technology has been proven to deliver the benefits promised and substantiate the claims of improved performance. The nuclear industry has been reluctant to incorporate digital actuator technology into nuclear plant designs due to concerns due to a number of concerns. These could be summarized as cost, regulatory uncertainty, and a certain comfort factor with legacy analog technology. The replacement opportunity for these types of components represents a decision point for whether to invest in more modern technology that would provide superior operational and maintenance benefits. Yet, the application of digital technology has been problematic for the nuclear industry, due to qualification and regulatory issues. With some notable exceptions, the result has been a continuing reluctance to undertake the risks and uncertainties of implementing digital actuator technology when replacement opportunities present themselves. Rather, utilities would typically prefer to accept the performance limitations of the legacy analog actuator technologies to avoid impacts to project costs and schedules. The purpose of this report is to demonstrate that the benefits of digital actuator technology can be significant in terms of plant performance and that it is worthwhile to address the barriers currently holding back the widespread development and use of this technology. It addresses two important objectives in pursuit of the beneficial use of digital actuator technology for nuclear power plants: 1. To demonstrate the benefits of digital actuator technology over legacy analog sensor technology in both quantitative and qualitative ways. 2. To recognize and address the added difficulty of digital technology qualification, especially in regard to software common cause failure (SCCF), that is introduced by the use of digital actuator technology.

Ken Thomas; Ted Quinn; Jerry Mauck; Richard Bockhorst

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Technical descriptions of ten irrigation technologies for conserving energy  

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Technical description of ten technologies which were researched to save energy in irrigated agriculture are presented. These technologies are: well design and development ground water supply system optimization, column and pump redesign, variable-speed pumping, pipe network optimization, reduced-pressure center-pivot systems, low-energy precision application, automated gated-pipe system, computerized irrigation scheduling, and instrumented irrigation scheduling. (MHR)

Harrer, B.J.; Wilfert, G.L.

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

ENVITEC shows off air technologies  

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The ENVITEC International Trade Fair for Environmental Protection and Waste Management Technologies, held in June in Duesseldorf, Germany, is the largest air pollution exhibition in the world and may be the largest environmental technology show overall. Visitors saw thousands of environmental solutions from 1,318 companies representing 29 countries and occupying roughly 43,000 square meters of exhibit space. Many innovations were displayed under the category, ``thermal treatment of air pollutants.`` New technologies include the following: regenerative thermal oxidizers; wet systems for removing pollutants; biological scrubbers;electrostatic precipitators; selective adsorption systems; activated-coke adsorbers; optimization of scrubber systems; and air pollution monitors.

McIlvaine, R.W.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Optimization Online - Multistage Adaptive Robust Optimization for ...  

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Sep 5, 2014 ... ... with the increasing penetration of wind and solar power generation has ... Keywords: Electric energy systems, multistage robust optimization, ... Multistage Adaptive Robust Optimization for the Unit Commitment Problem.

Alvaro Lorca

2014-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

184

Department of Engineering Technology Technology Education  

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Department of Engineering Technology Technology Education A Teacher Education Program New Jersey Institute of Technology #12;WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? Technology teachers teach problem-based learning utilizing math, science and technology principles. Technological studies involve students: · Designing

Bieber, Michael

185

COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS  

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COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS MAURICIO G. C. RESENDE Abstract. Combinatorial to optimally design a SONET ring network. The last problem comes up when planning a global telecommunications network. 1. Introduction Combinatorial optimization problems are abundant in the telecommunications

Resende, Mauricio G. C.

186

Essays on optimal taxation  

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This thesis studies the optimal income tax scheme in four different settings. Chapter 1 focuses on the implications of lack of commitment for the optimal labor and capital income tax rates. It finds that it is optimal to ...

Reis, Catarina (Catarina Luis Monteiro dos)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Compiler Optimization Jordan Bradshaw  

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Compiler Optimization Jordan Bradshaw #12;Outline Overview Goals and Considerations ­ Scope. 346- 352. Print. "Compiler Optimization." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 25 04 2010. Web. 25 Apr 2010. #12;Compiler Optimization Goals: ­ Speed

Valtorta, Marco

188

Pessimistic Bilevel Optimization  

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We study a variant of the pessimistic bilevel optimization problem, which comprises constraints that must be satisfied for any optimal solution of a subordinate (lower-level) optimization problem. We present conditions ...

Wiesemann, Wolfram

189

Optimization Online - Certificates of Optimality and Sensitivity ...  

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Dec 9, 2014 ... Certificates of Optimality and Sensitivity Analysis using Generalized Subadditive Generator Functions: A test study on Knapsack Problems.

Babak Moazzez

2014-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Semidefinite Optimization Approaches to ...  

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Sep 16, 2014 ... Semidefinite Optimization Approaches to Applications in Facility ... Category 2: Applications -- OR and Management Sciences (Transportation ).

Philipp Hungerlaender

2014-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

191

Optimal Geological Enviornments for Carbon Dioxide Storage in Saline Formations  

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susan D. Hovorka susan D. Hovorka Principal Investigator University of Texas at Austin Bureau of Economic Geology 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg. 130 P.O. Box X Austin, TX 78713 512-471-4863 susan.hovorka@beg.utexas.edu Optimal GeOlOGical envirOnments fOr carbOn DiOxiDe stOraGe in saline fOrmatiOns Background For carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) sequestration to be a successful component of the United States emissions reduction strategy, there will have to be a favorable intersection of a number of factors, such as the electricity market, fuel source, power plant design and operation, capture technology, a suitable geologic sequestration site, and a pipeline right-of-way from the plant to the injection site. The concept of CO 2 sequestration in saline water-bearing formations (saline reservoirs), isolated at

192

Optimizing human performance in the advanced CANDU control room  

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Human performance in existing Canada deuterium uranium (CANDU) nuclear power plants has been considerably enhanced by the extensive use of computers for automatic plant control and operator interface functions. This includes a number of relatively advanced functions such as alarm conditioning, trip setpoint conditioning, signal checks and intercomparisons, special-purpose information displays, and computerized safety system testing. The CANDU supervisory control philosophy has been quite successful and well received by CANDU operators and has provided a solid foundation to build upon. Optimization of human performance in the advanced CANDU control room is being achieved by systematic integration of human factors and computer technology in an intensive Canadian program of research, design, and development.

Pauksens, J. (Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario (Canada)); Lupton, L.R. (Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Chalk River, Ontario (Canada))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Plant Optimization Demonstration Projects Cover Photos:  

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5 SEPTEMBER 2007 5 SEPTEMBER 2007 Power Plant Optimization Demonstration Projects Cover Photos: * Top left: Coal Creek Station * Top right: Big Bend Power Station * Bottom left: Baldwin Energy Complex * Bottom right: Limestone Power Plant A report on four projects conducted under separate cooperative agreements between the U.S. Department of Energy and: * Great River Energy * Tampa Electric Company * Pegasus Technologies * NeuCo. , Inc.  Power Plant Optimization Demonstration Projects Executive Summary .......................................................................................4 Background: Power Plant Optimization ......................................................5 Lignite Fuel Enhancement Project ...............................................................8

194

Optimization Online - Digest  

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Complete the form below to subscribe to the free Optimization Online Digest. ... Type your e-mail address to unsubscribe from the Optimization Online Digest.

195

PDSF Performance and Optimization  

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Optimization Performance and Optimization Running Jobs Efficiently This page defines job efficiency and how to measure the efficiency of your jobs. Read More PDSF IO Monitoring...

196

A Survey of Hadron Therapy Accelerator Technologies.  

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Hadron therapy has entered a new age [1]. The number of facilities grows steadily, and 'consumer' interest is high. Some groups are working on new accelerator technology, while others optimize existing designs by reducing capital and operating costs, and improving performance. This paper surveys the current requirements and directions in accelerator technology for hadron therapy.

PEGGS,S.; SATOGATA, T.; FLANZ, J.

2007-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

197

University of Houston College of Technology  

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/Optimize Operations & Training System & Hierarchical Design Utilization of Knowledge in Design Application Specific/Define/Model System Goals/Function/Architecture Engineering Practice Operations Management Engineering & Scientific Technology (CM) ACCE (under review) B.S. in Electrical Power Engineering Technology (EPET) TAC/ABET B

Azevedo, Ricardo

198

Mathematical modelling approach for determining optimal machining parameters in turning with computer numerical control (CNC) machines  

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Due to advancement in the manufacturing technology the application of computer numerical control (CNC) machines have increased manifolds. The determination of machining parameters for optimal results in machining is a part of computer aided process planning. In computer numerical control (CNC) machining, determining optimum or appropriate cutting parameters can minimise machining errors such as tool breakage, tool deflection and tool wear, thus yielding a high productivity or minimum cost. Different mathematical models have been proposed by various researchers in the past for the determination of optimal machining parameters. The present paper attempt's to review the literature regarding 'machining parameter optimisation' for turning operation in CNC machines. Diverse contributing and important factors in mathematical modelling like, the economic criteria's, single and multi-pass turning, optimisation techniques and practical constraints deployed have been considered. A detailed discussion is presented regarding the topic and in the end conclusions are drawn.

Bhaskar Naithani; Santram Chauhan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Available Technologies  

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6 News Stories (and older) 6 News Stories (and older) 12.21.2005___________________________________________________________________ Genzyme acquires gene therapy technology invented at Berkeley Lab. Read more here. 07.19.2005 _________________________________________________________________ Symyx, a start up company using Berkeley Lab combinatorial chemistry technology licensed by the Technology Transfer Department and developed by Peter Schultz and colleagues in the Materials Sciences Division, will be honored with Frost & Sullivan's 2005 Technology Leadership Award at their Excellence in Emerging Technologies Awards Banquet for developing enabling technologies and methods to aid better, faster and more efficient R&D. Read more here. 07.11.2005 _________________________________________________________________ Nanosys, Inc., a Berkeley Lab startup, is among the solar nanotech companies investors along Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park hope that thinking small will translate into big profits. Read more here.

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Hydraulic fracturing technology: Technology evaluation report and application analysis report  

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Two pilot-scale demonstrations of the hydraulic fracturing technology for enhancing the permeability of contaminated silty clays have been evaluated under the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) Program. The hydraulic fracturing technology was demonstrated in 1991 and 1992 at a extraction site in Oak Brook, Illinois, and at a bioremediation site near Dayton, Ohio. The technology was jointly developed by the University of Cincinnati (UC) and the Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory. Tests were also conducted at UC Center Hill Solid and Hazardous Waste Research (Center Hill) Facility by UC. These tests were conducted to determine the factors affecting soil vapor flow through sand-filled hydraulic fractures.

Banerjee, P.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Fuel Technologies  

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Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies "Mega" Merit Review 2008 on February 25, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland.

202

Layering Technologies  

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Planar technology requires that thin layers of materials be formed and patterned sequentially, commencing with a flat rigid substrate. The key aspects of each layer are its Thi...

Ivor Brodie; Julius J. Muray

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Adaptive hybrid optimal quantum control for imprecisely characterized systems  

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Optimal quantum control theory carries a huge promise for quantum technology. Its experimental application, however, is often hindered by imprecise knowledge of the its input variables, the quantum system's parameters. We show how to overcome this by Adaptive Hybrid Optimal Control (Ad-HOC). This protocol combines open- and closed-loop optimal by first performing a gradient search towards a near-optimal control pulse and then an experimental fidelity measure with a gradient-free method. For typical settings in solid-state quantum information processing, Ad-Hoc enhances gate fidelities by an order of magnitude hence making optimal control theory applicable and useful.

D. J. Egger; F. K. Wilhelm

2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

204

Openness to accept medical technology - a cultural view  

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Technology acceptance is a widely acknowledged key player in explaining technology adoption. However, there is a notable knowledge gap concerning the impact of cultural factors on technology acceptance, especially in the medical sector. It is evident ... Keywords: acceptance barriers, cardiac illness, cross-cultural survey, medical technology, technology acceptance

Firat Alagz; Martina Ziefle; Wiktoria Wilkowska; Andr Calero Valdez

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Timelines for mitigating methane emissions from energy technologies  

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Energy technologies emitting differing proportions of methane and carbon dioxide vary in their relative climate impacts over time, due to the different atmospheric lifetimes of the two gases. Standard technology comparisons using the global warming potential (GWP) emissions equivalency metric do not reveal these dynamic impacts, and may not provide the information needed to assess technologies and emissions mitigation opportunities in the context of broader climate policy goals. Here we formulate a portfolio optimization model that incorporates changes in technology impacts as a radiative forcing (RF) stabilization target is approached. An optimal portfolio, maximizing allowed energy consumption while meeting the RF target, is obtained by year-wise minimization of the marginal RF impact in an intended stabilization year. The optimal portfolio calls for using certain higher methane-emitting technologies prior to an optimal switching year, followed by methane-light technologies as the stabilization year approac...

Roy, Mandira; Trancik, Jessika E

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

On the design of 1-3 piezocomposites using topology optimization  

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On the design of 1-3 piezocomposites using topology optimization O. Sigmund,a) S. Torquato, and I; accepted 12 August 1997) We use a topology optimization method to design 1-3 piezocomposites with optimal factor kh . The piezocomposite consists of piezoelectric rods embedded in an optimal polymer matrix. We

Aksay, Ilhan A.

207

Robotics Technology Crosscutting Program. Technology summary  

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The Robotics Technology Development Program (RTDP) is a needs-driven effort. A length series of presentations and discussions at DOE sites considered critical to DOE`s Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) Programs resulted in a clear understanding of needed robotics applications toward resolving definitive problems at the sites. A detailed analysis of the resulting robotics needs assessment revealed several common threads running through the sites: Tank Waste Retrieval (TWR), Contaminant Analysis Automation (CAA), Mixed Waste Operations (MWO), and Decontamination and Dismantlement (D and D). The RTDP Group also realized that some of the technology development in these four areas had common (Cross Cutting-CC) needs, for example, computer control and sensor interface protocols. Further, the OTD approach to the Research, Development, Demonstration, Testing, and Evaluation (RDDT and E) process urged an additional organizational breakdown between short-term (1--3 years) and long-term (3--5 years) efforts (Advanced Technology-AT). These factors lead to the formation of the fifth application area for Crosscutting and Advanced Technology (CC and AT) development. The RTDP is thus organized around these application areas -- TWR, CAA, MWO, D and D, and CC and AT -- with the first four developing short-term applied robotics. An RTDP Five-Year Plan was developed for organizing the Program to meet the needs in these application areas.

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1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Gordon K. Smyth  

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Optimization Gordon K. Smyth Volume 3, pp 1481­1487 in Encyclopedia of Environmetrics (ISBN 0471 #12;Optimization Optimization is the process by which one finds that value of a vector x, say, that maximizes or minimizes a given function f x . The idea of optimization goes to the heart of statistical

Smyth, Gordon K.

209

A toolbox for simulation-based optimization of supply chains  

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In this paper we present a general framework for simulating and optimizing the operational decisions in a supply chain network. We developed a supply chain network library for the simulation software AnyLogic ( XJ Technologies) and a linearized ...

Christian Almeder; Margaretha Preusser

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Algorithms for VLSI Circuit Optimization and GPU-Based Parallelization  

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processing unit (GPGPU) technology provides massive parallel computing power. This research turns the complex computation task of circuit optimization into many subtasks processed by parallel threads. The proposed task partitioning and scheduling methods take...

Liu, Yifang

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

211

Knowledge Management Based Cooperation for Energy Cost Optimization  

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The paper presents studies on the improvement and development of cooperation methods for cost optimization in power supply systems using polygeneration technology. A support for cooperating operators, which ar...

Dariusz Choinski; Radoslaw Dymek

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Energy Optimal Routing in Radio Networks Using Geometric Data Structures ?  

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batteries or power from solar panels, a prime optimization criterion is the energy consumption. We model and Emerging Technologies programme of the EU under contract number IST­1999­14186 (ALCOM­FT). #12; In addition

Schmitt, Peter H.

213

Glass Technology  

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... WE have received from the Department of Glass Technology, University of Sheffield, a copy of vol. ii. of Experimental Researches ... that department. The papers included have already appeared in the Journal of the Society of Glass Technology. They range over a somewhat wide field of the ...

1920-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

214

NREL: Technology Deployment - Technology Acceleration  

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assistance to federal and private industry to help address market barriers to sustainable energy technologies. Learn more about NREL's work in the following areas:...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes  

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Vehicle Technologies Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers on AddThis.com...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Graduate Automotive Technology Education  

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Deployment Deployment Site Map Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Vehicle Technologies Office: Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) on AddThis.com...

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Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies Activities  

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Emerging Technologies Emerging Technologies Activities to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies Activities on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies Activities on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies Activities on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies Activities on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies Activities on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies Activities on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research Windows, Skylights, & Doors Research Space Heating & Cooling Research Water Heating Research

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Carbon Dioxide Emission Factors for U.S. Coal by Origin and Destination  

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In-ground coal quality data, including C, S, ash, fixed carbon, and heating values, are from COALQUAL (11), IGS (12), and Keystone (13, 14). ... For example, examination of 2082 bituminous Kentucky coals led Sakulpitakphon et al. (28) to reject the notion that a single CO2 emission factor can be used as typical for any given rank of coal. ... Quick, J. C.; Tabet, D. E.; Wakefield, S.; Bon, R. L. Optimizing Technology to Reduce Mercury and Acid Gas Emissions from Electric Power Plants: A GIS Study of Coal Chemistry, ...

Jeffrey C. Quick

2010-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Stochastic Optimization in Energy ISO New England  

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: » "Stochastic" » Online/offline optimization » Policy » Lags » Transition function » Lookahead model/policy," but in the setting of sequential problems, each is actually a class of policy (or two) Slide 4 #12;© 2010 Warren B of technology and the price of commodities. In recent years, the growing presence of wind and solar is putting

Powell, Warren B.

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Nano-Electro-Mechanical (NEM) Relay Devices and Technology for Ultra-Low Energy Digital Integrated Circuits  

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Technology 3.1 Introduction Nano-electro-mechanical (NEM)improvements, a scaled nano-relay technology with optimizedNano-Electro-Mechanical (NEM) Relay Devices and Technology

Nathanael, Rhesa

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computationally Optimized Homogenization Heat Treatment of Metal Alloys  

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Computationally Optimized Homogenization Heat Computationally Optimized Homogenization Heat Treatment of Metal Alloys Contact NETL Technology Transfer Group techtransfer@netl.doe.gov May 2013 Significance * Reduction in energy consumption and carbon dioxide output due to shorter, more effective heat treatments * Substantially lower processing costs * Ability to optimize the mechanical properties of alloys for improved downstream performance * Adaptable to the constraints of individual production facilities and the level of homogenization desired Applications * Any solid substitutional alloy utilized in a

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Optimization of biochemical systems through mathematical programming: Methods and applications  

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In this work we present a general (mono and multiobjective) optimization framework for the technological improvement of biochemical systems. The starting point of the method is a mathematical model in ordinary differential equations (ODEs) of the investigated ... Keywords: Biochemical systems, Generalized mass action, Geometric programming, Linear programming, Multiobjective optimization, Power-law formalism, S-systems

Julio Vera; Carlos Gonzlez-Alcn; Alberto Marn-Sanguino; Nstor Torres

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GPU-based parallelization for fast circuit optimization  

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The progress of GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) technology opens a new avenue for boosting computing power. This work is an attempt to exploit GPU for accelerating VLSI circuit optimization. We propose GPU-based parallel computing techniques and apply ... Keywords: GPU, VLSI circuit optimization, parallel computing

Yifang Liu; Jiang Hu

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Gradient Sliding for Composite Optimization  

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Abstract: We consider in this paper a class of composite optimization problems whose objective function is given by the summation of a general smooth and...

Guanghui Lan

225

Optimization Online - Multilevel Optimization Modeling for Risk ...  

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Abstract: Coherent risk measures have become a popular tool for incorporating risk aversion into stochastic optimization models. For dynamic models in which...

Jonathan Eckstein

226

Optimization Online - Python Optimization Modeling Objects (Pyomo)  

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Dec 30, 2009 ... Abstract: We describe Pyomo, an open source tool for modeling optimization applications in Python. Pyomo can be used to de fine symbolic...

William Hart

2009-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Solving Basis Pursuit: Heuristic Optimality ...  

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Jul 15, 2011 ... We propose a heuristic optimality check as a general tool for l^1-minimization, which often allows for early termination by guessing a...

Dirk A. Lorenz

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

228

Optimization Online - Robust Growth-Optimal Portfolios  

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May 24, 2014 ... Abstract: The growth-optimal portfolio is designed to have maximum ... the asset return distribution, which is not directly observable but must be...

Napat Rujeerapaiboon

2014-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION BY CONTINUOUS GRASP Optimization ...  

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Mar 8, 2006 ... Journal of Computational Physics, 99(1):28. 32, 1992. ... Handbook of Test Problems in Local and ... Handbook of Applied Optimization.

2006-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Distributionally Robust Convex Optimization  

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Feb 4, 2013 ... Abstract: Distributionally robust optimization is a paradigm for decision-making under uncertainty where the uncertain problem data is governed...

Wolfram Wiesemann

2013-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

231

Optimization Online - Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization ...  

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D. Drusvyatskiy, A.D. Ioffe, A.S. Lewis. February 2014. Nonsmooth Optimization Variational Analysis of Circular Cone Programs Jinchuan Zhou, Jein-Shan Chen

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Optimization Online - Topology optimization of a mechanical ...  

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Aug 26, 2005 ... Topology optimization of a mechanical component subject to dynamical constraints. Sonia Calvel (sonia.calvel ***at*** voila.fr)

Sonia Calvel

2005-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

233

Douglas Factors  

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The Merit Systems Protection Board in its landmark decision, Douglas vs. Veterans Administration, 5 MSPR 280, established criteria that supervisors must consider in determining an appropriate penalty to impose for an act of employee misconduct. These twelve factors are commonly referred to as Douglas Factors and have been incorporated into the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Personnel Management System and various FAA Labor Agreements.

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A Method for Evaluating Volt-VAR Optimization Field Demonstrations  

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In a regulated business environment a utility must be able to validate that deployed technologies provide quantifiable benefits to the end-use customers. For traditional technologies there are well established procedures for determining what benefits will be derived from the deployment. But for many emerging technologies procedures for determining benefits are less clear and completely absent in some cases. Volt-VAR Optimization is a technology that is being deployed across the nation, but there are still numerous discussions about potential benefits and how they are achieved. This paper will present a method for the evaluation, and quantification of benefits, for field deployments of Volt-VAR Optimization technologies. In addition to the basic methodology, the paper will present a summary of results, and observations, from two separate Volt-VAR Optimization field evaluations using the proposed method.

Schneider, Kevin P.; Weaver, T. F.

2014-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

235

Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies  

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Creating the Next Generation of Energy Efficient Technology Creating the Next Generation of Energy Efficient Technology The Emerging Technologies team partners with national laboratories, industry, and universities to advance research, development, and commercialization of energy efficient and cost effective building technologies. These partnerships help foster American ingenuity to develop cutting-edge technologies that have less than 5 years to market readiness, and contribute to the goal to reduce energy consumption by at least 50%. Sandia Cooler's innovative, compact design combines a fan and a finned metal heat sink into a single element, efficiently transferring heat in microelectronics and reducing energy use. Supporting Innovative Research to Help Reduce Energy Use and Advance Manufacturing Learn More

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Response Surfaces for Optimal Weight of  

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Two levels of fidelity are used for minimum weight design of a composite bladestiffened panel subject to crack propagation constraints. The low fidelity approach makes use of an equivalent strain constraint calculated by a closed form solution for the stress intensity factor. The high fidelity approach uses the stress intensity factor directly as the constraint and computes it from the stress distribution around the crack. A number of panels were optimized by both approaches for different values of applied load, crack length, and blade height, and response surface approximations for optimal weight as function of these configuration variables were constructed. Computational cost, noise and accuracy for the results are compared.

Cracked Composite Panels; Melih Papila; Raphael T. Haftka

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Technology Analysis  

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* Heavy Vehicle Technologies * Heavy Vehicle Technologies * Multi-Path Transportation Futures * Idling Studies * EDrive Vehicle Monthly Sales Transportation Research and Analysis Computing Center Working With Argonne Contact TTRDC Technology Analysis truck Heavy vehicle techologies are one subject of study. Research Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Transportation Heavy Vehicle Technologies Multi-Path Transportation Futures Study Idling Studies Light Duty Electric Drive Vehicles Monthly Sales Updates Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling and Life Cycle Analysis Reports Propane Vehicles: Status, Challenges, and Opportunities (pdf; 525 kB) Natural Gas Vehicles: Status, Barriers, and Opportunities (pdf; 696 kB) Regulatory Influences That Will Likely Affect Success of Plug-in Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicles (pdf; 1.02 MB)

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Coal Technology  

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Several large demonstrations of FBC technology for electrical power generation have proven ... -MW(e) atmospheric pressure circulating fluidized-bed boiler at the ColoradoUte Electric Association's...14 ...

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TEHNOMUS -New Technologies and Products in Machine Manufacturing Technologies (1) CMM : coordinate measuring machine  

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TEHNOMUS - New Technologies and Products in Machine Manufacturing Technologies (1) CMM : coordinate measuring machine - 1 - COMPARISON OF A MACHINE OF MEASUREMENT WITHOUT CONTACT AND A CMM(1) : OPTIMIZATION products, the process of measurement usually proceeds on a type of machine (for example CMM

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Global Optimization of Chemical Reactors and Kinetic Optimization  

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Model; 3-D; Monolith; Reactor; Optimization Introduction TheAngeles Global Optimization of Chemical Reactors and KineticGlobal Optimization of Chemical Reactors and Kinetic

ALHUSSEINI, ZAYNA ISHAQ

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E85 Optimized Engine through Boosting, Spray Optimized DIG, VCR...  

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More Documents & Publications E85 Optimized Engine through Boosting, Spray Optimized GDi, VCR and Variable Valvetrain E85 Optimized Engine Enhanced Ethanol Engine And Vehicle...

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Optimization of SRF Linacs  

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This work describes preliminary results of a new software tool that allows one to vary parameters and understand the effects on the optimized costs of construction plus 10 year operations of an SRF linac, the associated cryogenic facility, and controls, where operations includes the cost of the electrical utilities but not the labor or other costs. It derives from collaborative work done with staff from Accelerator Science and Technology Centre, Daresbury, UK several years ago while they were in the process of developing a conceptual design for the New Light Source project.[1] The initial goal was to convert a spread sheet format to a graphical interface to allow the ability to sweep different parameter sets. The tools also allow one to compare the cost of the different facets of the machine design and operations so as to better understand the tradeoffs. The work was first published in an ICFA Beam Dynamics News Letter.[2] More recent additions to the software include the ability to save and restore input parameters as well as to adjust the Qo versus E parameters in order to explore the potential costs savings associated with doing so. Additionally, program changes now allow one to model the costs associated with a linac that makes use of energy recovery mode of operation.

Powers, Tom [JLAB

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE This Technology Transfer Program  

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PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE This Technology Transfer Program publication is funded by the Division to them in California. TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROGRAM MAY 2011, VOL. 3, NO. 1 California's Transition

California at Berkeley, University of

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Nonconvex robust optimization  

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We propose a novel robust optimization technique, which is applicable to nonconvex and simulation-based problems. Robust optimization finds decisions with the best worst-case performance under uncertainty. If constraints ...

Teo, Kwong Meng

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New and Underutilized Technology: Solar Water Heating | Department of  

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Solar Water Heating Solar Water Heating New and Underutilized Technology: Solar Water Heating October 7, 2013 - 9:02am Addthis The following information outlines key deployment considerations for solar water heating within the Federal sector. Benefits Solar water heating uses solar thermal collectors to heat water. Application Solar water heating is applicable in most building categories. Climate and Regional Considerations Solar water heating is best in regions with high insolation. Key Factors for Deployment The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 requires 30% of hot water demand in new Federal buildings and major renovations to be met with solar water heating equipment providing it is life-cycle cost effective. Federal agencies must consider collector placement location to optimize

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AEO2013 Early Release Base Overnight Project Technological Total Overnight  

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AEO2013 Early Release AEO2013 Early Release Base Overnight Project Technological Total Overnight Variable Fixed Heatrate 6 nth-of-a- kind Online Size Lead time Cost in 2012 Contingency Optimism Cost in 2012 4 O&M 5 O&M in 2012 Heatrate Technology Year 1 (MW) (years) (2011 $/kW) Factor 2 Factor 3 (2011 $/kW) (2011 $/MWh) (2011$/kW) (Btu/kWh) (Btu/kWh) Scrubbed Coal New 7 2016 1300 4 2,694 1.07 1.00 2,883 4.39 30.64 8,800 8,740 Integrated Coal-Gasification Comb Cycle (IGCC) 7 2016 1200 4 3,475 1.07 1.00 3,718 7.09 50.49 8,700 7,450 Pulverized Coal with carbon sequestration 2017 650 4 4,662 1.07 1.03 5,138 4.37 65.31 12,000 9,316

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

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

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2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - animal cell technology Sample Search Results  

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-THE KEYSTONE IN OPTIMIZING FREE-RANGING UNGULATE PRODUCTION Summary: , low-stress animal handling, plant chemistry, technology and animals Contents 1. Introduction 2... 's...

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Extreme Optimization Announcements  

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Extreme Optimization Announcements Assignment 3 due tomorrow @ 5pm. No late days on Extreme, we will hold extra office hours during regular section times. #12;Extreme Optimization Extreme University Fall 2014 #12;Extreme Optimization The radiotherapy problem Saving Lives: Radiotherapy Radiation

Chen, Yiling

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Technology Transfer  

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Energy Efficiency & Renewable and Energy - Commercialization Energy Efficiency & Renewable and Energy - Commercialization Deployment SBIR/STTR - Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer USEFUL LINKS Contract Opportunities: FBO.gov FedConnect.net Grant Opportunities DOE Organization Chart Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Feedback Contact us about Tech Transfer: Mary.McManmon@science.doe.gov Mary McManmon, 202-586-3509 link to Adobe PDF Reader link to Adobe Flash player Licensing Guide and Sample License The Technology Transfer Working Group (TTWG), made up of representatives from each DOE Laboratory and Facility, recently created a Licensing Guide and Sample License [762-KB PDF]. The Guide will serve to provide a general understanding of typical contract terms and provisions to help reduce both

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Dynamic online optimization of a house heating system in a fluctuating energy price  

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Dynamic online optimization of a house heating system in a fluctuating energy price scenario University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway Abstract: We consider dynamic optimization of the energy consumption in a building with energy storage capabilities. The goal is to find optimal policies

Skogestad, Sigurd

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Technology Application Centers: Facilitating Technology Transfer  

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transfer plus technology application. A&C Enercom has learned from experience that technology deployment will not occur unless utilities achieve both technology transfer (e.g, the dissemination of information) and technology application (e.g., the direct...

Kuhel, G. J.

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Microbial Fuel Cells:? Methodology and Technology  

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Microbial Fuel Cells:? Methodology and Technology ... The choice of the parameter that is used for normalization depends on application, as many systems are not optimized for power production. ... In many MFCs the ohmic resistance plays a dominant role in defining the point of the maximum attainable power (MPP), partially due to the low ionic conductivity of the substrate solutions (71), but usually to a low degree of optimization in the fuel cell design. ...

Bruce E. Logan; Bert Hamelers; Ren Rozendal; Uwe Schrder; Jrg Keller; Stefano Freguia; Peter Aelterman; Willy Verstraete; Korneel Rabaey

2006-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Manufacturing technology  

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The specific goals of the Manufacturing Technology thrust area are to develop an understanding of fundamental fabrication processes, to construct general purpose process models that will have wide applicability, to document our findings and models in journals, to transfer technology to LLNL programs, industry, and colleagues, and to develop continuing relationships with industrial and academic communities to advance our collective understanding of fabrication processes. Advances in four projects are described here, namely Design of a Precision Saw for Manufacturing, Deposition of Boron Nitride Films via PVD, Manufacturing and Coating by Kinetic Energy Metallization, and Magnet Design and Application.

Blaedel, K.L.

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer Graphics to Show Optimal Smoothing and Trend Adjustments for Exponential Forecasts  

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When simulating various demand conditions and then determining the best factors for both smoothing and trend adjustments in an exponential smoothing model, both the optimal values and the...

David B. Hoffman; Ramachandran Bharath; Carol M. Carlson

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Countrates for Deadtime Corrections  

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The high x-ray flux available at synchrotron radiation sources can cause nonlinearities in photon-counting detectors unless deadtime corrections are employed. We compute the uncertainties associated with several common deadtime-correction formulas. At lower countrates, statistical noise dominates the error in the measured countrates; at higher countrates, the dominating factors are saturation of the response and uncertainty in the value of the deadtime parameter. In between, a range of countrates exists in which the signal-to-noise ratio can be optimized for photon-counting experiments.

Walko, D. A.; Arms, D. A.; Dufresne, E. M.; Landahl, E. C.

2010-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Countrates for Deadtime Corrections  

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The high x-ray flux available at synchrotron radiation sources can cause nonlinearities in photon-counting detectors unless deadtime corrections are employed. We compute the uncertainties associated with several common deadtime-correction formulas. At lower countrates, statistical noise dominates the error in the measured countrates; at higher countrates, the dominating factors are saturation of the response and uncertainty in the value of the deadtime parameter. In between, a range of countrates exists in which the signal-to-noise ratio can be optimized for photon-counting experiments.

Walko, D. A.; Arms, D. A.; Dufresne, E. M. [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Landahl, E. C. [Department of Physics, DePaul University, Chicago, IL 60614 (United States)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

258

Mathematical analysis of the optimal habitat configurations for species persistence  

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susceptible to internal and external extinction factors. These theoretical results are supported that they are of two main types - ball-shaped or stripe-shaped. We formally prove that these optimal shapes depend that the optimal shape of the habitat realises a compromise between reducing the detrimental habitat edge effects

Hamel, François

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FEMP/NTDP Technology Focus New Technology  

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FEMP/NTDP Technology Focus New Technology Demonstration Program Technology Focus FEMPFederal Energy Management Program Trends in Energy Management Technology: BCS Integration Technologies ­ Open Communications into a complete EMCIS. The first article [1] covered enabling technologies for emerging energy management systems

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2007 Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Program Annual Report  

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HEAVY VEHiclE SYSTEMS HEAVY VEHiclE SYSTEMS OPTiMiZATiON PROGRAM V EH icl E T E c HNO l OG i ES P ROGRAM Less dependence on foreign oil today, and transition to a petroleum-free, emissions-free vehicle tomorrow. 2 0 0 7 a n n u a l p r o g r e s s r e p o r t U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Program 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20585-0121 FY 2007 Annual Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Program Submitted to: U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Vehicle Technologies Program Advanced Vehicle Technology Analysis and Evaluation Lee Slezak, Technology Manager Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Program FY 2007 Annual Report CONTENTS I. AERODYNAMIC DRAG REDUCTION ........................................................................... 1

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FY 2006 Annual Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Program  

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Heavy veHicle SyStemS Heavy veHicle SyStemS OptimizatiOn prOgram U.S. Department of Energy FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20585-0121 FY 2006 Annual Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Program Submitted to: U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program Advanced Vehicle Technology Analysis and Evaluation Lee Slezak, Technology Manager Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Program FY 2006 Annual Report iii CONTENTS I. Aerodynamic Drag Reduction......................................................................................................... 1 A. DOE Project on Heavy Vehicle Aerodynamic Drag .................................................................. 1

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Optimization Online - Global Optimization Submissions - 2012  

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Proximal Point Method for Minimizing Quasiconvex Locally Lipschitz Functions ... Formulas for calculating the extremum ranks and inertias of a four-term quadratic ... Branch-and-Lift Algorithm for Deterministic Global Optimization in Nonlinear...

263

Optimization Online - Nonlinear Optimization Submissions - 2012  

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Reformulation of a model for hierarchical divisive graph modularity ... Approximation of Matrix Rank Function and Its Application to Matrix Rank ... MSS: MATLAB software for L-BFGS trust-region subproblems for large-scale optimization

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Distributionally Robust Convex Optimization - Optimization Online  

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1Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London, United Kingdom. 2College .... to biased optimization results with poor out-of-sample performance. ...... Question. Is there a vector y ? {0,1}. P such that Ey ? f and g y ? ?? ...... (

2013-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

265

(Environmental technology)  

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The traveler participated in a conference on environmental technology in Paris, sponsored by the US Embassy-Paris, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the French Environmental Ministry, and others. The traveler sat on a panel for environmental aspects of energy technology and made a presentation on the potential contributions of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to a planned French-American Environmental Technologies Institute in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Evry, France. This institute would provide opportunities for international cooperation on environmental issues and technology transfer related to environmental protection, monitoring, and restoration at US Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. The traveler also attended the Fourth International Conference on Environmental Contamination in Barcelona. Conference topics included environmental chemistry, land disposal of wastes, treatment of toxic wastes, micropollutants, trace organics, artificial radionuclides in the environment, and the use biomonitoring and biosystems for environmental assessment. The traveler presented a paper on The Fate of Radionuclides in Sewage Sludge Applied to Land.'' Those findings corresponded well with results from studies addressing the fate of fallout radionuclides from the Chernobyl nuclear accident. There was an exchange of new information on a number of topics of interest to DOE waste management and environmental restoration needs.

Boston, H.L.

1990-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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COMMERCIALIZING TECHNOLOGIES &  

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measurement." Dan Gillings President Applied Technology Associates NMSBA reduced my manufacturing costs by 20 a patent for a revolutionary new, even more shock absorbent mouthguard they will manufacture from material including a new additive. 2 Animated Talking Toys Heilbron Associates had acquired rights to a fiber optic

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Multi objective optimization of solid oxide fuel cell stacks considering parameter effects: Fuel utilization and hydrogen cost  

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In the context of stationary power generation fuel cell based systems are being predicted as a valuable option to tabernacle the thermodynamic cycle based power plants. In this paper multi objective optimization approach is used to optimize the planer solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stacks performance using genetic algorithm technique. Multi objective optimization generates the most attractive operating conditions of a SOFC system. This allows performing the optimization of the system regarding to two different objectives. Two pairs of different objectives are considered in this paper as distinguished strategies. In the first strategy minimization of the breakeven per-unit energy cost ($/kWh) and maximization of the output power is considered. Similarly two other objectives are also considered in the second strategy as minimization of the breakeven per-unit energy cost ($/kWh) and maximization of the electrical efficiency. Optimization of the first strategy predicts a maximum power output of 108.33?kW at a breakeven per-unit energy cost of 0.51 $/kWh and minimum breakeven per-unit energy cost of 0.30 $/kWh at a power of 42.18?kW. In the second strategy maximum efficiency of 63.93% at a breakeven per-unit energy cost of 0.42$/kWh is predicted while minimum breakeven per-unit energy cost of 0.25 $/kWh at efficiency of 48.3% is obtained. At the end evaluation of parameter effects on multi objective optimization regarding different hydrogen costs and fuel utilization factors are presented. It is worthy to note that the sensitivity analysis for multi objective optimization can be considered both as an advanced analysis tool and as support to technology managers engineers and decision makers when working by such as systems.

Atefeh Behzadi Forough; Ramin Roshandel

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Baton Rouge Complex Steam Real Time Optimization  

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Baton Rouge Complex Steam Real Time Optimization IETC 2014 New Orleans, Louisiana Tope Iyun ExxonMobil Chemical Company May 22, 2014 ESL-IE-14-05-32 Proceedings of the Thrity-Sixth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 20...-23, 2014 Proprietary 2 Agenda Baton Rouge Complex Steam System Overview Energy Efficiency Improvement Strategy Site-Wide Steam System Optimization Results Benefits/Wrap-Up ESL-IE-14-05-32 Proceedings of the Thrity-Sixth Industrial Energy...

Iyun, T.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining size-specific emission factors for environmental tobacco smoke  

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Determining size-specific emission factors for environmental tobacco smoke Determining size-specific emission factors for environmental tobacco smoke particles Title Determining size-specific emission factors for environmental tobacco smoke particles Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2003 Authors Klepeis, Neil E., Michael G. Apte, Lara A. Gundel, Richard G. Sextro, and William W. Nazaroff Journal Aerosol Science & Technology Volume 37 Start Page Chapter Pagination 780-790 Date Published October 2003 Abstract Because size is a major controlling factor for indoor airborne particle behavior, human particle exposure assessments will benefit from improved knowledge of size-specific particle emissions. We report a method of inferring size-specific mass emission factors for indoor sources that makes use of an indoor aerosol dynamics model, measured particle concentration time series data, and an optimization routine. This approach provides -- in addition to estimates of the emissions size distribution and integrated emission factors -- estimates of deposition rate, an enhanced understanding of particle dynamics, and information about model performance. We applied the method to size-specific environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) particle concentrations measured every minute with an 8-channel optical particle counter (PMS-LASAIR; 0.1-2+ micrometer diameters) and every 10 or 30 min with a 34-channel differential mobility particle sizer (TSI-DMPS; 0.01-1+ micrometer diameters) after a single cigarette or cigar was machine-smoked inside a low air-exchange rate 20m^3 chamber. The aerosol dynamics model provided good fits to observed concentrations when using optimized values of mass emission rate and deposition rate for each particle size range as input. Small discrepancies observed in the first 1-2 hours after smoking are likely due to the effect of particle evaporation, a process neglected by the model. Size-specific ETS particle emission factors were fit with log-normal distributions, yielding an average mass median diameter of 0.2 micrometers and an average geometric standard deviation of 2.3 with no systematic differences between cigars and cigarettes. The equivalent total particle emission rate, obtained by integrating each size distribution, was 0.2-0.7 mg/min for cigars and 0.7-0.9 mg/min for cigarettes

270

Vacuum Technology  

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The environmental condition called vacuum is created any time the pressure of a gas is reduced compared to atmospheric pressure. On earth we typically create a vacuum by connecting a pump capable of moving gas to a relatively leak free vessel. Through operation of the gas pump the number of gas molecules per unit volume is decreased within the vessel. As soon as one creates a vacuum natural forces (in this case entropy) work to restore equilibrium pressure; the practical effect of this is that gas molecules attempt to enter the evacuated space by any means possible. It is useful to think of vacuum in terms of a gas at a pressure below atmospheric pressure. In even the best vacuum vessels ever created there are approximately 3,500,000 molecules of gas per cubic meter of volume remaining inside the vessel. The lowest pressure environment known is in interstellar space where there are approximately four molecules of gas per cubic meter. Researchers are currently developing vacuum technology components (pumps, gauges, valves, etc.) using micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) technology. Miniature vacuum components and systems will open the possibility for significant savings in energy cost and will open the doors to advances in electronics, manufacturing and semiconductor fabrication. In conclusion, an understanding of the basic principles of vacuum technology as presented in this summary is essential for the successful execution of all projects that involve vacuum technology. Using the principles described above, a practitioner of vacuum technology can design a vacuum system that will achieve the project requirements.

Biltoft, P J

2004-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

271

Building Successful Technology Commercialization Teams: Pilot Empirical Support for the Theory of Cascading Commitment  

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Improving the process of commercializing a technology from a public ... understanding of which factors actually contribute to successful commercialization. Such factors are complex, including the ... project eval...

David Large; Keith Belinko; Katerina Kalligatsi

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Human Factors Review Plan  

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''Human Factors'' is concerned with the incorporation of human user considerations into a system in order to maximize human reliability and reduce errors. This Review Plan is intended to assist in the assessment of human factors conditions in existing DOE facilities. In addition to specifying assessment methodologies, the plan describes techniques for improving conditions which are found to not adequately support reliable human performance. The following topics are addressed: (1) selection of areas for review describes techniques for needs assessment to assist in selecting and prioritizing areas for review; (2) human factors engineering review is concerned with optimizing the interfaces between people and equipment and people and their work environment; (3) procedures review evaluates completeness and accuracy of procedures, as well as their usability and management; (4) organizational interface review is concerned with communication and coordination between all levels of an organization; and (5) training review evaluates training program criteria such as those involving: trainee selection, qualification of training staff, content and conduct of training, requalification training, and program management.

Paramore, B.; Peterson, L.R. (eds.)

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Optimal Deployment of Thermal Energy Storage under Diverse Economic and Climate Conditions  

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solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) U-factor Walls W/m K U-m K U-factor Windows W/m K SHGC 3.2. DER-CAM Optimization In

DeForest, Nicolas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Capacity factors and solar job creation  

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We discuss two main job creation statistics often used by solar advocates to support increased solar deployment. Whilst overall solar technologies have a tendency to be labor-intensive, we find that the jobs per gigawatt hour statistic is relatively mis-leading as it has a tendency to reward technologies that have a low capacity factor. Ultimately the lower the capacity factor the more amplified the solar job creation number.

Matt Croucher

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER  

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404-NOV. 1, 2000 404-NOV. 1, 2000 TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER COMMERCIALIZATION ACT OF 2000 VerDate 11-MAY-2000 04:52 Nov 16, 2000 Jkt 089139 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 6579 Sfmt 6579 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL404.106 APPS27 PsN: PUBL404 114 STAT. 1742 PUBLIC LAW 106-404-NOV. 1, 2000 Public Law 106-404 106th Congress An Act To improve the ability of Federal agencies to license federally owned inventions. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ''Technology Transfer Commer- cialization Act of 2000''. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. The Congress finds that- (1) the importance of linking our unparalleled network of over 700 Federal laboratories and our Nation's universities with United States industry continues to hold great promise

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Layering as Optimization Decomposition 3-1 Layering as OptimizationLayering as Optimization  

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1 Layering as Optimization Decomposition 3-1 Layering as OptimizationLayering as Optimization DecompositionDecomposition Layering as Optimization Decomposition 3-2 CONTENTSCONTENTS Introduction (Marta;2 Layering as Optimization Decomposition 3-3 Layering as Optimization Decomposition Introduction By Marta

Fan, Xingzhe

277

Emerging technologies  

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The mission of the Emerging Technologies thrust area at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is to help individuals establish technology areas that have national and commercial impact, and are outside the scope of the existing thrust areas. We continue to encourage innovative ideas that bring quality results to existing programs. We also take as our mission the encouragement of investment in new technology areas that are important to the economic competitiveness of this nation. In fiscal year 1992, we have focused on nine projects, summarized in this report: (1) Tire, Accident, Handling, and Roadway Safety; (2) EXTRANSYT: An Expert System for Advanced Traffic Management; (3) Odin: A High-Power, Underwater, Acoustic Transmitter for Surveillance Applications; (4) Passive Seismic Reservoir Monitoring: Signal Processing Innovations; (5) Paste Extrudable Explosive Aft Charge for Multi-Stage Munitions; (6) A Continuum Model for Reinforced Concrete at High Pressures and Strain Rates: Interim Report; (7) Benchmarking of the Criticality Evaluation Code COG; (8) Fast Algorithm for Large-Scale Consensus DNA Sequence Assembly; and (9) Using Electrical Heating to Enhance the Extraction of Volatile Organic Compounds from Soil.

Lu, Shin-yee

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary exploration on low-carbon technology roadmap of Chinas power sector  

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Climate change poses huge challenges to the sustainable development of human society. As a major CO2 emission source, decarbonization of power sector is fundamental for CO2 emission abatement. Therefore, considering the carbon lock-in effects, its critical to formulate an appropriate roadmap for low-carbon generation technologies. In this paper, key low-carbon technology solutions are firstly identified according to their developing prospects and the fundamental realities of Chinas power sector. Then, costs, reduction effects and potentials for the key technology options are evaluated. On this basis, typical scenarios are selected and a scenario set is established which identifies and incorporates the key low carbon factors, and a multi-scenario analysis is implemented to Chinas power sector based on a comprehensive power mix planning model. Then, contributions of CO2 reduction among the key technology solutions are revealed. Prospect for CO2 emission reduction is discussed, which informs the possible emission trajectories towards 2030. Finally, low-carbon technology roadmaps under specific scenarios are elaborated, which implies corresponding optimal evolution of power generation mix.

Qixin Chen; Chongqing Kang; Qing Xia; Dabo Guan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Advanced Technology Vehicles  

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Technology Vehicles Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program Categorical Exclusion Determinations issued by Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD May 29, 2012 CX-008810: Categorical Exclusion Determination One Nevada Optimization of Microwave Telecommunication System CX(s) Applied: B1.19, B4.6 Date: 05/29/2012 Location(s): Nevada, Nevada Offices(s): Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program January 24, 2012 CX-007677: Categorical Exclusion Determination Project Eagle Phase 1 Direct Wafer/Cell Solar Facility CX(s) Applied: B1.31 Date: 01/24/2012 Location(s): Massachusetts Offices(s): Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program

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Fossil energy waste management. Technology status report  

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This report describes the current status and recent accomplishments of the Fossil Energy Waste Management (FE WM) projects sponsored by the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) of the US Department of Energy (DOE). The primary goal of the Waste Management Program is to identify and develop optimal strategies to manage solid by-products from advanced coal technologies for the purpose of ensuring the competitiveness of advanced coal technologies as a future energy source. The projects in the Fossil Energy Waste Management Program are divided into three types of activities: Waste Characterization, Disposal Technologies, and Utilization Technologies. This technology status report includes a discussion on barriers to increased use of coal by-products. Also, the major technical and nontechnical challenges currently being addressed by the FE WM program are discussed. A bibliography of 96 citations and a list of project contacts is included if the reader is interested in obtaining additional information about the FE WM program.

Bossart, S.J.; Newman, D.A.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Energy Quadrennial Technology Review Framing Document  

Energy Savers [EERE]

status, historical pace of development and market diffusion, technological potential, factors affecting their market prospects, and research and demonstration milestones. The...

282

Energy optimization system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for optimizing customer utility usage in a utility network of customer sites, each having one or more utility devices, where customer site is communicated between each of the customer sites and an optimization server having software for optimizing customer utility usage over one or more networks, including private and public networks. A customer site model for each of the customer sites is generated based upon the customer site information, and the customer utility usage is optimized based upon the customer site information and the customer site model. The optimization server can be hosted by an external source or within the customer site. In addition, the optimization processing can be partitioned between the customer site and an external source.

Zhou, Zhi; de Bedout, Juan Manuel; Kern, John Michael; Biyik, Emrah; Chandra, Ramu Sharat

2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

283

Building Technologies Office: About Emerging Technologies  

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Emerging Technologies Emerging Technologies The Emerging Technologies team funds the research and development of cost-effective, energy-efficient building technologies within five years of commercialization. Learn more about the: Key Technologies Benefits Results Key Technologies Specific technologies pursued within the Emerging Technologies team include: Lighting: advanced solid-state lighting systems, including core technology research and development, manufacturing R&D, and market development Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC): heat pumps, heat exchangers, and working fluids Building Envelope: highly insulating and dynamic windows, cool roofs, building thermal insulation, façades, daylighting, and fenestration Water Heating: heat pump water heaters and solar water heaters

284

Decision Support for Redesigning Wastewater Treatment Technologies  

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Critical macroenvironmental factors, such as housing density, transportation infrastructure, and climate conditions were found to affect technology decisions regarding reactor volume, weight of outputs, energy consumption, atmospheric emissions, investment cost, and net revenue. ... It covers Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, Political, Legal, Ethical, and Demographic factors that can influence the design of the treatment processes, costs, and end-product outputs of the proposed RRP (Table 5). ... However, the risks related to acids may be prohibitive of this method. ...

Jennifer R. McConville; Rahel Knzle; Ulrike Messmer; Kai M. Udert; Tove A. Larsen

2014-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

285

2009 - Optimization Online  

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Modeling the Mobile Oil Recovery Problem as a Multiobjective Vehicle Routing Problem ... Optimal Security Response to Attacks on Open Science Grids

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3531.ps - Optimization Online  

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Jul 13, 2012 ... Stochastic optimization of a multireservoir hydroelectric system : A decomposition approach. Water Ressource Research, 21(6):779792, June...

2012-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

287

Postscript - Optimization Online  

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Technical Report R-6469, AERE Harwell Labo-. ratory, Harwell, Oxfordshire, England, 1970. [21] M. J. D. Powell. A new algorithm for unconstrained optimization...

288

Optimization of Process Parameters for Si Lateral PIN Photodiode  

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Abstract: This paper is about four optimization factors of process parameters, namely the intrinsic region length, photoabsorption layer thickness, the incident optical power and the bias voltage in a Si lateral pin-photodiode so as to obtain high frequency response and responsivity. Optimization of these parameters is based on Taguchi optimization method. In terms of simulation for the fabrication and device electrical characterization, ATHENA and ATLAS software from Silvaco Int. were used respectively. The identified factors have three best levels which give different combination based on L9 orthogonal array by Taguchi optimization method. In order to find the optimum factors and levels, signal-to-noise ratios (SNR) of larger-the-better (LTB) was applied. The analysis showed that the entire identified factors gave significant effect on the optical properties of the Si lateral pin-photodiode. It is revealed that the best result for responsivity and frequency response after the optimization approaches were 0.62A/W and 13.1 GHz respectively which respond to the optimized value for intrinsic region length of 6 m, photoabsorption layer thickness of 50 m, incident optical 2 power of 1 mW/cm and bias voltage of 3 V. As a conclusion, the optimum solution in achieving the desired high speed photodiode was successfully predicted using Taguchi optimization method. Key words: Taguchi method Photodiode Lateral p-i-n Simulation Silvaco

P. S. Menon; S. Kalthom Tasirin; Ibrahim Ahmad; S. Fazlili Abdullah

289

Euler's fluid equations: Optimal Control vs Optimization  

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An optimization method used in image-processing (metamorphosis) is found to imply Euler's equations for incompressible flow of an inviscid fluid, without requiring that the Lagrangian particle labels exactly follow the flow lines of the Eulerian velocity vector field. Thus, an optimal control problem and an optimization problem for incompressible ideal fluid flow both yield the \\emph {same} Euler fluid equations, although their Lagrangian parcel dynamics are \\emph{different}. This is a result of the \\emph{gauge freedom} in the definition of the fluid pressure for an incompressible flow, in combination with the symmetry of fluid dynamics under relabeling of their Lagrangian coordinates. Similar ideas are also illustrated for SO(N) rigid body motion.

Darryl D. Holm

2009-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

290

Manufacturing Science and Technology: Technologies  

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Meso-Machining Meso-Machining PDF format (182 kb) Sandia's Micro-Electro Discharge Machine (Micro-EDM) (above). On the upper right inset is the Micro-EDM electode in copper that was made with the LIGA (electroforming) process. On the lower right inset is a screen fabricated into .006 inch kovar sheet using the Micro-EDM electrode. The walls of the screen are .002 inch wide by .006 inch deep. Meso-machining technologies being developed at Sandia National Laboratories will help manufacturers improve a variety of production processes, tools, and components. Meso-machining will benefit the aerospace, automotive, biomedical, and defense industries by creating feature sizes from the 1 to 50 micron range. Sandia's Manufacturing Science and Technology Center is developing the

291

Manufacturing Science and Technology: Technologies  

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LTCC multi-chip module LTCC multi-chip module A high density LTCC multi-chip module Electronic Packaging PDF format (150 kb) The Electronic Packaging technologies in the Thin Film, Vacuum, & Packaging Department are a resource for all aspects of microelectronic packaging. From design and layout to fabrication of prototype samples, the staff offers partners the opportunity for concurrent engineering and development of a variety of electronic packaging concepts. This includes assistance in selecting the most appropriate technology for manufacturing, analysis of performance characteristics and development of new and unique processes. Capabilities: Network Fabrication Low Temperature Co-Fired Ceramic (LTCC) Thick Film Thin Film Packaging and Assembly Chip Level Packaging MEMs Packaging

292

Optimized Utility Systems and Furnace Integration  

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OPTIMIZED UTILITY SYSTEMS AND FURNACE INTEGRATION A. S. McMullan and H. D. Spriggs, Linnhoff March, Inc., Leesburg, Va. ABSTRACT Conventional process design philosophy usually results in utility systems being designed after process design... defines the Process/Utility interface. Clearly, changing the process design can result in different utility demands and possibly in different utility system designs. This paper presents a procedure, using Pinch Technology, for the simultaneous design...

McMullan, A. S.; Spriggs, H. D.

293

The impacts of technological learning on the optimum technology mix: simulations for the Indian power sector  

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For the investigation of the optimum technology mix of any country, which is clearly an issue of dynamic nature, technological learning and economies of scale play a significant role. Hence, in this paper's long term planning exercise for the Indian power sector (2000-2025), our simulation analysis specifically includes the impacts of technological learning on the optimal inter-temporal choice of power generation technologies. Based on dynamic linear programming methods and MARKAL, a software tool for power generation capacity planning, the most significant result of our analysis is that among various renewable energy technologies, technological learning will favour wind and small hydropower generation, while pressurised fluidised bed combustion-based coal power plants appear to be the favourite conventional fossil fuel-based technology in India.

Jyotirmay Mathur; Narendra Kumar Bansal; Hermann-Joseh Wagner

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Optimization of antibody separation Master thesis at R&D, Protein Tools, GE Healthcare, Uppsala  

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Optimization of antibody separation Master thesis at R&D, Protein Tools, GE Healthcare, Uppsala point but in most cases the separation needs some optimization work to give the best possible starting protocol and then optimize the protocol by identifying important experimental factors that may

Uppsala Universitet

295

Optimization of Driving Styles for Fuel Economy Improvement  

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Modern vehicles have sophisticated electronic control units, particularly to control engine operation with respect to a balance between fuel economy, emissions, and power. These control units are designed for specific driving conditions and testing. However, each individual driving style is different and rarely meets those driving conditions. In the research reported here we investigate those driving style factors that have a major impact on fuel economy. An optimization framework is proposed with the aim of optimizing driving styles with respect to these driving factors. A set of polynomial metamodels are constructed to reflect the responses produced by changes of the driving factors. Then we compare the optimized driving styles to the original ones and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the optimization formulation.

Malikopoulos, Andreas [ORNL] [ORNL; Aguilar, Juan P. [Georgia Institute of Technology] [Georgia Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Synthesis of optimal adsorptive carbon capture processes.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Solid sorbent carbon capture systems have the potential to require significantly lower regeneration energy compared to aqueous monoethanol amine (MEA) systems. To date, the majority of work on solid sorbents has focused on developing the sorbent materials themselves. In order to advance these technologies, it is necessary to design systems that can exploit the full potential and unique characteristics of these materials. The Department of Energy (DOE) recently initiated the Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) to develop computational tools to accelerate the commercialization of carbon capture technology. Solid sorbents is the first Industry Challenge Problem considered under this initiative. An early goal of the initiative is to demonstrate a superstructure-based framework to synthesize an optimal solid sorbent carbon capture process. For a given solid sorbent, there are a number of potential reactors and reactor configurations consisting of various fluidized bed reactors, moving bed reactors, and fixed bed reactors. Detailed process models for these reactors have been modeled using Aspen Custom Modeler; however, such models are computationally intractable for large optimization-based process synthesis. Thus, in order to facilitate the use of these models for process synthesis, we have developed an approach for generating simple algebraic surrogate models that can be used in an optimization formulation. This presentation will describe the superstructure formulation which uses these surrogate models to choose among various process alternatives and will describe the resulting optimal process configuration.

chang, Y.; Cozad, A.; Kim, H.; Lee, A.; Vouzis, P.; Konda, M.; Simon, A.; Sahinidis, N.; Miller, D.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Toward optimized code generation through model-based optimization  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Toward optimized code generation through model- based optimization Asma Charfi, Chokri Mraidha with in RTES development is linked to the optimization of their software part. Although automatic code generation and the use of optimizing compilers bring some answers to application optimization issue, we

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

298

TECHNOLOGY LICENSE APPLICATION Office of Technology Transfer  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Page 1 TECHNOLOGY LICENSE APPLICATION Office of Technology Transfer UT-Battelle, LLC (UT. One of the functions of UT-BATTELLE's Office of Technology Transfer is to negotiate license agreements

Pennycook, Steve

299

Power network analysis and optimization  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

2008 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors.2008 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (

Zhang, Wanping

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

The Cognitive Ergonomics Laboratory NSF Information Technology  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Cognitive Ergonomics Laboratory NSF Information Technology Research (ITR) Annual Review David B Ergonomics Laboratory #12;Research Assistants w Becca Green (IE) - Cognitive task analysis (CTA); abstraction URO (funded by SMV): n Complimentary research - "Physio-ergonomic Optimized Human-machine Interfaces

Kaber, David B.

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Technologies for Carbon Capture and Storage  

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FutureGen Technologies for Carbon Capture and Storage and Hydrogen and Electricity Production to optimize hydrogen production or carbon capture The prototype plant would be the world's 1st #12;24-Jun-03Gen? · The world's first plant [prototype] to: - Capture and permanently sequester carbon dioxide - Emit virtually

302

Hydrogen Technologies Group  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Hydrogen Technologies Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory advances the Hydrogen Technologies and Systems Center's mission by researching a variety of hydrogen technologies.

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2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Information Technology and Libraries  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Sue Chesley Perry 196 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND LIBRARIES |LITA - Library & Information Technology Association). Two of the 190 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND LIBRARIES |

Hubble, Ann; Murphy, Deborah A.; Perry, Susan Chesley

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Demonstration of integrated optimization software  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

NeuCO has designed and demonstrated the integration of five system control modules using its proprietary ProcessLink{reg_sign} technology of neural networks, advanced algorithms and fuzzy logic to maximize performance of coal-fired plants. The separate modules control cyclone combustion, sootblowing, SCR operations, performance and equipment maintenance. ProcessLink{reg_sign} provides overall plant-level integration of controls responsive to plant operator and corporate criteria. Benefits of an integrated approach include NOx reduction improvement in heat rate, availability, efficiency and reliability; extension of SCR catalyst life; and reduced consumption of ammonia. All translate into cost savings. As plant complexity increases through retrofit, repowering or other plant modifications, this integrated process optimization approach will be an important tool for plant operators. 1 fig., 1 photo.

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2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Technology Transfer: Success Stories: Licensed Technologies  

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Licensed Technologies Licensed Technologies Here are some of our licensees and the technologies they are commercializing; see our Start-Up Company page for more of our technology licenses. Company (Licensee) Technology Life Technologies Corp. Cell lines for breast cancer research Bristol Myers Squibb; Novartis; Plexxikon Inc.; Wyeth Research; GlaxoSmithKline; Johnson & Johnson; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Genzyme Software for automated macromolecular crystallography Shell International Exploration and Production; ConnocoPhillips Company; StatOil ASA; Schlumburger Technology Corportation; BHP Billiton Ltd.; Chevron Energy Technology Company; EniTecnologie S.p.A. Geo-Hydrophysical modeling software Microsoft Home Energy Saver software distribution Kalinex Colorimetric bioassay

306

Reverse Osmosis Optimization  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Report assesses techniques for optimizing reverse osmosis (RO) systems to increase RO system performance and water efficiency. It provides a general description of RO systems, the influence of RO systems on water use, and key areas where RO systems can be optimized to reduce water and energy consumption.

307

Manufacturing Science and Technology: Technologies  

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Thin Films Thin Films PDF format (189 kb) Multi Layer Thin Films Multi Layer Thin Films Planetary Sputtering SystemsPlanetary Sputtering Systems Planetary Sputtering Systems The Thin Film laboratory within Manufacturing Science & Technology provides a variety of vapor deposition processes and facilities for cooperative research and development. Available capabilities include electron beam evaporation, sputter deposition, reactive deposition processes, atomic layer deposition (ALD) and specialized techniques such as focused ion beam induced chemical vapor deposition. Equipment can be reconfigured for prototyping or it can be dedicated to long-term research, development and manufacturing. Most sputter and evaporative deposition systems are capable of depositing multiple materials.

308

Manufacturing Science and Technology: Technologies  

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Molding, Thermoforming & Compounding Molding, Thermoforming & Compounding PDF format (89 kb) The Manufacturing Science & Technology Center helps customers choose the best materials and techniques for their product by providing a variety of conformal coatings, thermoforming, and compounding materials using established or custom designed processes. The department provides consulting services for injection molding and rubber compounding projects. Capabilities: Thermoforming: Processing thermoplastics such as polycarbonate, polymethyl methacrylate, polypropylene polystyrene, and ABS; producing holding trays, protective caps, and custom covers Injection Molding Consultation: Designing your part to be injection molded, helping you choose the best material for your application, and supporting your interface with injection molding companies

309

Decision support software technology demonstration plan  

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The performance evaluation of innovative and alternative environmental technologies is an integral part of the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mission. Early efforts focused on evaluating technologies that supported the implementation of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. In 1986 the Agency began to demonstrate and evaluate the cost and performance of remediation and monitoring technologies under the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) program (in response to the mandate in the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA)). In 1990, the US Technology Policy was announced. This policy placed a renewed emphasis on making the best use of technology in achieving the national goals of improved quality of life for all Americans, continued economic growth, and national security. In the spirit of the technology policy, the Agency began to direct a portion of its resources toward the promotion, recognition, acceptance, and use of US-developed innovative environmental technologies both domestically and abroad. Decision Support Software (DSS) packages integrate environmental data and simulation models into a framework for making site characterization, monitoring, and cleanup decisions. To limit the scope which will be addressed in this demonstration, three endpoints have been selected for evaluation: Visualization; Sample Optimization; and Cost/Benefit Analysis. Five topics are covered in this report: the objectives of the demonstration; the elements of the demonstration plan; an overview of the Site Characterization and Monitoring Technology Pilot; an overview of the technology verification process; and the purpose of this demonstration plan.

SULLIVAN,T.; ARMSTRONG,A.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication of ?-Ga2O3 thin films and solar-blind photodetectors by laser MBE technology  

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Laser molecular beam epitaxy technology has been employed to deposit ?-gallium oxide (?-Ga2O3) on (0001) sapphire substrates. After optimizing the...

Guo, Daoyou; Wu, Zhenping; Li, Peigang; An, Yuehua; Liu, Han; Guo, Xuncai; Yan, Hui; Wang, Guofeng; Sun, Changlong; Li, Linghong; Tang, Weihua

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology Name  

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Development Development DE-EM0000598 D&D KM-IT For the deployment of Information Technology for D&D knowledge management Page 1 of 2 Florida International University Florida D&D Knowledge Management Information Tool Challenge Deactivation and decommissioning (D&D) work is a high priority across the DOE Complex. The D&D community associated with the various DOE sites has gained extensive knowledge and experience over the years. To prevent the D&D knowledge and expertise from being lost over time an approach is needed to capture and maintain this valuable information in a universally available and easily usable system. Technical Solution The D&D KM-IT serves as a centralized repository

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CSIR TECHNOLOGY AWARDS -2013  

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CSIR TECHNOLOGY AWARDS - 2013 GUIDELINES & PROFORMAE FOR NOMINATIONS Planning and Performance 2013 #12;CSIR TECHNOLOGY AWARDS BRIEF DETAILS ,,CSIR Technology Awards were instituted in 1990 to encourage multi-disciplinary in- house team efforts and external interaction for technology development

Jayaram, Bhyravabotla

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Prioritizing a Portfolio of Information Technology Investment Projects  

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Although the use of real options for valuation of information technology (IT) investments has been documented, little research has been conducted to examine its relevance for valuing and prioritizing a portfolio of projects. Complexities of IT projects ... Keywords: Business Value, Information Technology, Investment Evaluation, Net Present Value, Portfolio Optimization, Real Options Analysis, Sequential Investment

Indranil Bardhan; Ryan Sougstad

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Oil shale technology  

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Oil shale is undoubtedly an excellent energy source that has great abundance and world-wide distribution. Oil shale industries have seen ups and downs over more than 100 years, depending on the availability and price of conventional petroleum crudes. Market forces as well as environmental factors will greatly affect the interest in development of oil shale. Besides competing with conventional crude oil and natural gas, shale oil will have to compete favorably with coal-derived fuels for similar markets. Crude shale oil is obtained from oil shale by a relatively simple process called retorting. However, the process economics are greatly affected by the thermal efficiencies, the richness of shale, the mass transfer effectiveness, the conversion efficiency, the design of retort, the environmental post-treatment, etc. A great many process ideas and patents related to the oil shale pyrolysis have been developed; however, relatively few field and engineering data have been published. Due to the vast heterogeneity of oil shale and to the complexities of physicochemical process mechanisms, scientific or technological generalization of oil shale retorting is difficult to achieve. Dwindling supplied of worldwide petroleum reserves, as well as the unprecedented appetite of mankind for clean liquid fuel, has made the public concern for future energy market grow rapidly. the clean coal technology and the alternate fuel technology are currently of great significance not only to policy makers, but also to process and chemical researchers. In this book, efforts have been made to make a comprehensive text for the science and technology of oil shale utilization. Therefore, subjects dealing with the terminological definitions, geology and petrology, chemistry, characterization, process engineering, mathematical modeling, chemical reaction engineering, experimental methods, and statistical experimental design, etc. are covered in detail.

Lee, S. (Akron Univ., OH (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Optimization Online - Level methods uniformly optimal for composite ...  

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Apr 19, 2011 ... Level methods uniformly optimal for composite and structured nonsmooth convex optimization. Guanghui Lan (glan ***at*** ise.ufl.edu).

Guanghui Lan

2011-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

316

Optimization Online - Global Optimization Toolbox for Maple: An ...  

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Feb 21, 2005 ... Give us feedback Optimization Journals, Sites, Societies. Optimization Online is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by

Janos D. Pinter

2005-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Lab Visits on DOE Technology Roadmap and the Technology Advisory...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

DOE Technology Roadmap and the Technology Advisory Board OCIO Technology Summit: High Performance Computing Lab Visits on DOE Technology Roadmap and the Technology Advisory Board...

318

INL Technology Transfer  

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Technology Transfer Through collaboration with industry partners, INL's Technology Deployment office makes available to American agencies and international organizations unique...

319

Energy Technology Solutions  

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Public-private partnerships transforming industry and list of commercialized technologies, knowledge-based results, and promising technologies

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California Institute of Technology  

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California Institute of Technology o Ivan Celanovic, Principal Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology o Geoffrey Kinsey, Director, Photovoltaic...

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Technology Validation Fact Sheet  

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Fact sheet produced by the Fuel Cell Technologies Office describing hydrogen and fuel cell technology validation efforts.

322

NEWTON'S METHOD FOR MULTIOBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION ...  

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truss optimization [8, 29, 40], design [27, 20, 38], space exploration [34, 41]), statis- tics [5], management ... Moreover, the corresponding optimization process is usually aug- ...... of optimal ressource allocation in job-shop production. European...

323

Query Optimization Techniques Class Hierarchies  

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Query Optimization Techniques Exploiting Class Hierarchies Sophie Cluet 1 Guido Moerkotte 2 1 INRIA Since the introduction of object base management systems (OBMS), many query optimization techniques tailored for object query languages have been proposed. They adapt known optimization techniques

Mannheim, Universität

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INTRODUCTION Embryonic development is sensitive to many factors, including  

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, mothers can attempt to maintain their developing embryos at an optimal temperature, and thus The Journal RESEARCH ARTICLE Maternal influences on early development: preferred temperature prior to oviposition1346 INTRODUCTION Embryonic development is sensitive to many factors, including hormones, toxins

Denardo, Dale

325

PROGRESS OF WIND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY  

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This paper provides an overview of the progress of wind energy technology, along with the current status of wind power worldwide. Over the period of 2000-2012 grid-connected installed wind power has increased by a factor of more than 16. Due to the fast growth in wind market, wind turbine technology has developed different design approaches during this period. In addition to this, issues such as power grid integration, environmental impact, and economics are studied and discussed briefly in this paper, as well.

Bar?? zerdem

326

PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE This Technology Transfer Program  

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PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE This Technology Transfer Program publication is funded by the Division of asphalt pavements. TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROGRAM JULY 2010, VOL. 2, NO. 1 Warm Mix Asphalt Hits the Road, and California LTAP Field Engineer, Technology Transfer Program, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley

California at Berkeley, University of

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PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE This Technology Transfer Program  

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PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE This Technology Transfer Program publication is funded by the Division solve the very serious problem of waste tire disposal. TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 2009, VOL, University of California Pavement Research Center, and California LTAP Field Engineer, Technology Transfer

California at Berkeley, University of

328

Venus Technology Plan Venus Technology Plan  

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Venus Technology Plan May 2014 #12; ii Venus Technology Plan At the Venus Exploration a Roadmap for Venus Exploration (RVE) that is consistent with VEXAG priorities as well as Planetary Decadal Survey priorities, and (3) develop a Technology Plan for future Venus missions (after a Technology

Rathbun, Julie A.

329

Integrating modified Delphi method with fuzzy AHP for optimal power substation location selection  

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Evaluation and selection of power substation location is an important strategic decision making problem for both public and private sector. The multi-dimensional, multi-criteria nature of the power substation location problem limits the usefulness of any particular single objective model. Studies have shown that electromagnetic radiations emanating from the high voltage lines and substations, pose serious adverse health consequences to living beings. In this study, social, technological, economical, environmental and site characteristics factors and sub criteria, have been derived to make the optimal power substation location selection decision more realistic and effectual. In this paper, an improved and more appropriate power substation location evaluation and selection model has been developed by integrating Modified Delphi method with Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (FAHP). A numerical example is presented to show applicability and performance of the proposed methodology followed by a sensitivity analysis to discuss and explain the results.

Golam Kabir; M. Ahsan Akhtar Hasin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Optimizing Thermoelectric Power Factor by Means of a Potential Barrier  

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, S is the Seebeck coefficient, and is the thermal conductivity. Traditional thermoelectric materials suffer from conductivities. Nanostructures and low- dimensional materials such as 1D nanowires (NWs) [1, 2], 2D thin of the electrical conductivity and the Seebeck coefficient via the carrier density, and to high thermal

331

Optimization Online - Solving A Low-Rank Factorization Model for ...  

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Mar 26, 2010 ... The main solution strategy for this problem has been based on nuclear-norm minimization which requires computing singular value...

Zaiwen Wen

2010-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

332

NREL: Technology Transfer - Technology Partnership Agreements  

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Technology Partnership Agreements Technology Partnership Agreements Through technology partnership agreements, NREL provides partners with technical support to help commercialize and deploy energy technologies and products. We do not fund any projects under a technology partnership agreement. The partner provides the necessary resources and covers our costs of providing technical services. NREL does provide funding opportunities through competitively placed contracts. For more information, see our business opportunities. Process The technology partnership agreement process basically includes 11 steps. See the NREL Technology Partnership Agreement Process flowchart. We are committed to working through these steps in a timely manner. Experience suggests that the fastest means to reach an agreement is through

333

Optimizing Control- A Survey  

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Ipulated Inpute teL point.. planl pIInm.t.erl --_ Figure 2: The Optimizing Control Scheme Figure 2 shows a fairly general arrangement of func tional units, the blocks, and the signal path connecting them. On the lowest level is the plant and the controller... performing the regulatory control of the plant. These two parts form the superblock "controlled plant". The optimizer is on the next higher level. It forms together with the "con trolled plant" the superblock "optimized plant" which is again manipulated...

Preisig, H. A.

334

Optimal Quantum Pumps  

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We study adiabatic quantum pumps on time scales that are short relative to the cycle of the pump. In this regime the pump is characterized by the matrix of energy shift which we introduce as the dual to Wigner's time delay. The energy shift determines the charge transport, the dissipation, the noise and the entropy production. We prove a general lower bound on dissipation in a quantum channel and define optimal pumps as those that saturate the bound. We give a geometric characterization of optimal pumps and show that they are noiseless and transport integral charge in a cycle. Finally we discuss an example of an optimal pump related to the Hall effect.

J. E. Avron; A. Elgart; G. M. Graf; L. Sadun

2001-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

335

Thermophotovoltaic Array Optimization  

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A systematic approach to thermophotovoltaic (TPV) array design and fabrication was used to optimize the performance of a 192-cell TPV array. The systematic approach began with cell selection criteria that ranked cells and then matched cell characteristics to maximize power output. Following cell selection, optimization continued with an array packaging design and fabrication techniques that introduced negligible electrical interconnect resistance and minimal parasitic losses while maintaining original cell electrical performance. This paper describes the cell selection and packaging aspects of array optimization as applied to fabrication of a 192-cell array.

SBurger; E Brown; K Rahner; L Danielson; J Openlander; J Vell; D Siganporia

2004-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

336

NREL: Technology Deployment - Microgrid Design  

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Microgrid Design Microgrid Design Photo of a microgrid test site at the National Wind Technology Center. NREL designs independent electrical generation and distribution systems called microgrids, which deliver energy that is reliable, economical, and sustainable. NREL experts work with military, government, industry, and other organizations that cannot afford to lose power to develop reliable and cost-effective microgrid systems. Expertise and Knowledge NREL offers microgrid technical expertise and project support that includes engineering, energy analysis and modeling, financial analysis, and energy management. Our comprehensive and innovative approach to microgrid design is called Continuously Optimized Reliable Energy (CORE) Microgrids. The CORE microgrid approach includes advantages such as:

337

Magnesium Research and Technology Development  

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The Magnesium Research and Technical Development (MR&TD) project supports efforts to increase using magnesium in automotive applications, including improving technology, lowering costs and increasing the knowledge needed to enable alloy and manufacturing process optimization. MR&TD supports the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)/United States Automotive Materials Partnership (USAMP) Magnesium Front End Research and Development (MFERD) project in collaboration with China and Canada. The MR&TD projects also maintains the magnesium bibliographic database at magnesium.pnl.gov.

Nyberg, Eric A.; Joost, William; Smith, Mark T.

2009-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Large Wind Technology | Department of Energy  

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Large Wind Technology Large Wind Technology Large Wind Technology The Wind Program works with industry partners to increase the performance and reliability of large wind technologies while lowering the cost of wind energy. The program's research efforts have helped to increase the average capacity factor (a measure of power plant productivity) from 22% for wind turbines installed before 1998 to 35% for turbines installed between 2004 and 2007. Wind energy costs have been reduced from over 55 cents (current dollars) per kilowatt-hour (kWh) in 1980 to under six cents/kWh today. To ensure future industry growth, the technology must continue to evolve, building on earlier successes to further improve reliability, increase capacity factors, and reduce costs. This page describes the goal of the

339

Optimization Online Digest -- January 2005  

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Alexander Shapiro, Huifu Xu. Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization On the Minimum ... C. Jansson, C. Keil. Nonlinear Optimization A generating set search...

340

Section 3.4: Optimization  

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Apr 2, 2014 ... knowledge to solve certain optimization problems. Optimization problems arise in almost every discipline. They are one of the key applications...

2014-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online Digest -- May 2014  

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Global Optimization An Optimization Approach to the Design of Multi-Size Heliostat fields. E. Carrizosa, C. Domnguez-Bravo, E. Fernndez-Cara, M. Quero

342

Optimization Online Digest -- September 2014  

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Alvaro Lorca, Andy Sun, Eugene Litvinov, Tongxin Zheng Optimality ... RBFOpt: an open-source library for black-box optimization with costly function evaluations

343

Manufacturing Science and Technology: Technologies  

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Sol-Gel Glasses Sol-Gel Glasses PDF format (74 kb) Sol Gel Sol Gel Coating with Sol-Gel Glasses Coating with Sol-Gel Glasses The Manufacturing Science & Technology Center conducts process development and scale-up of ceramic and glass materials prepared by the sol-gel process. Sol-gel processing uses solutions prepared at low temperature rather than high temperature powder processing to make materials with controlled properties. A precursor sol-gel solution (sol) is either poured into a mold and allowed to gel or is diluted and applied to a substrate by spinning, dipping, spraying, electrophoresis, inkjet printing or roll coating. Controlled drying of the wet gel results in either a ceramic or glass bulk part or a thin film on a glass, plastic, ceramic or metal substrate.

344

Manufacturing Science and Technology: Technologies  

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Ion Beam Manufacture Ion Beam Manufacture PDF format (113 kb) Example sine wave FIB sputtered into initially planar Si substrate Example sine wave FIB sputtered into initially planar Si substrate Sandia Manufacturing Science & Technology's Focused Ion Beam (FIB) laboratory provides an opportunity for research, development and prototyping. Currently, our scientists are developing methods for ion beam sculpting microscale tools, components and devices. This includes shaping of specialty tools such as end-mills, turning tools and indenters. Many of these have been used in ultra-precision machining DOE applications. Additionally, staff are developing the capability to ion mill geometrically-complex features and substrates. This includes the ability to sputter predetermined curved shapes of various symmetries and

345

Manufacturing Science and Technology: Technologies  

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3 foot diameter cyanate ester / fiberglass laminated antenna 3 foot diameter cyanate ester / fiberglass laminated antenna 3 foot diameter cyanate ester / fiberglass laminated antenna Composites PDF format (145 kb) Polymer composite materials are composed of fibers in an organic matrix and can be useful in applications that require a high strength-to-weight ratio. Sandia's MS&T staff will work with you from part design, through mold and tooling design, and on through fabrication. The department is capable of fabricating small and large complex parts and will help you choose the most economical technique for your composite needs. Capabilities: The Center has a comprehensive program on the mechanical engineering design, tooling and fixturing, lay-out, complete processing of the composite structure, and technology transfer of composite structures for a

346

Manufacturing Science and Technology: Technologies  

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Laser Engineered Net Shaping(tm) Laser Engineered Net Shaping(tm) PDF format (140 kb) picture of processing blade Processing Blade Sandia National Laboratories has developed a new technology to fabricate three-dimensional metallic components directly from CAD solid models. This process, called Laser Engineered Net ShapingT (LENS®), exhibits enormous potential to revolutionize the way in which metal parts, such as complex prototypes, tooling, and small-lot production items, are produced. The process fabricates metal parts directly from the Computer Aided Design (CAD) solid models using a metal powder injected into a molten pool created by a focused, high-powered laser beam. Simultaneously, the substrate on which the deposition is occurring is scanned under the beam/powder interaction zone to fabricate the desired

347

Optimal Technology Selection and Operation of Microgrids in Commercial Buildings  

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9 hour CHP heat solar thermal thermal storage Fig. 3. Lowis replaced by storage and solar thermal collection, but thesolar thermal absorption chiller electrical storage fixed

Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri; Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Firestone, Ryan; Chandran, Bala

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Optimal Technology Selection and Operation of Microgrids in Commercial Buildings  

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efficiency requirements - Maximum emission limits Investment constraints: - Payback period is constrained Storage constraints: - Electricity stored is limited by battery

Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri; Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Firestone, Ryan; Chandran, Bala

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Polymer Reactor Design, Optimization and Control in Latex Production Technology.  

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?? During continuous emulsion polymerization of many monomers (e.g. vinyl acetate, vinyl chloride), sustained oscillations (limit cycles) occur in conversion and all the latex and (more)

Penlidis, Alexander

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Optimal Technology Selection and Operation of Microgrids in Commercial Buildings  

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emissions credits) of combined heat and power (CHP), plus 2)efficiency investments, and combined heat and power (CHP)to evaluating combined heat and power (CHP) opportunities

Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri; Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Firestone, Ryan; Chandran, Bala

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

UMORE PARK -INTEGRATING SOLAR Overview, Solar Optimization & Technologies, & Recommendations  

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prove to be a component in healthy buildings. Sustainability, meaning literally to continue contributing

Netoff, Theoden

352

Advancing Commercialization of Algal Biofuels Through Increased Biomass Productivity and Technology Integration  

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Cellana is a leading developer of algae-based bioproducts, and its pre-commercial production of marine microalgae takes place at Cellana?s Kona Demonstration Facility (KDF) in Hawaii. KDF is housing more than 70 high-performing algal strains for different bioproducts, of which over 30 have been grown outside at scale. So far, Cellana has produced more than 10 metric tons of algal biomass for the development of biofuels, animal feed, and high-value nutraceuticals. Cellana?s ALDUO algal cultivation technology allows Cellana to grow non-extremophile algal strains at large scale with no contamination disruptions. Cellana?s research and production at KDF have addressed three major areas that are crucial for the commercialization of algal biofuels: yield improvement, cost reduction, and the overall economics. Commercially acceptable solutions have been developed and tested for major factors limiting areal productivity of algal biomass and lipids based on years of R&D work conducted at KDF. Improved biomass and lipid productivity were achieved through strain improvement, culture management strategies (e.g., alleviation of self-shading, de-oxygenation, and efficient CO2 delivery), and technical advancement in downstream harvesting technology. Cost reduction was achieved through optimized CO2 delivery system, flue gas utilization technology, and energy-efficient harvesting technology. Improved overall economics was achieved through a holistic approach by integration of high-value co-products in the process, in addition to yield improvements and cost reductions.

Bai, Xuemei [Cellana LLC; Sabarsky, Martin

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Enabling Technologies Lead: Mark Davis  

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Technologies Technologies Lead: Mark Davis 3.2 Omics Platforms for Systems Biology Lead: Tim Tschaplinski 3.3 Advanced Pretreatment Configuration and Conditions Lead: Charles Wyman 3.1 Characterization of Biomass Features that Enhance Sugar Release Lead: Art Ragauskas 3.1.1 Support for Identification of the TOP40 Recalcitrant Lines (Gjersing) 3.1.2 In-Depth Cell Wall Characterization (Ragauskas) 3.2.1 Transcriptomics & Resequencing (Brown) 3.2.2 Proteomics (Hettich) 3.3.4 Demonstration of Improved Plants with CBP Organisms (Yee) 3.4 Computational Biology Lead: Ying Xu 3.3.1 Enhance Understanding of Pretreatment Fundamentals and Control Recalcitrance (Wyman) 3.3.2 Integrate, Optimize, and Understand Pretreatment with Advanced Plants (Wyman) 3.4.1 An Integrated Omics Data Analysis and

354

Environmental Energy Technologies Division News  

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Center Retrofit Center Retrofit Home Energy Score Pilot Program Tracking the Sun III Research Highlights Sources and Credits PDF of EETD News Energy Efficient Data Center Retrofit - Wireless Sensor Network Data-Center Rack Doors Passive rear door heat exchanger devices help optimize energy efficiency in a data center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Over the decades, the energy efficiency technologies and processes researched and developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have supported energy-efficient technologies throughout the world. From time to time, however, Berkeley Lab has the opportunity to apply its solutions right on its own grounds. In 2007, Berkeley Lab's 40-year-old data center had HVAC problems and was running out of cooling capacity. In response, it instigated a project to

355

Optimization of Stationary Concentrators  

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In this chapter, the main characteristics of stationary nonimaging solar concentrators are optimized in respect of the latitude of their installation and the direct fraction of solar radiation incident on the ...

Dr. Ralf Leutz; Dr. Akio Suzuki

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

2008 - Optimization Online  

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Building separating concentric balls to solve a multi-instance classification problem ... block coordinate-descent decomposition in large-scale integrated refinery- ... of the optimal solutions to Huff-type competitive location and design problems

357

Online optimization problems  

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In this thesis, we study online optimization problems in routing and allocation applications. Online problems are problems where information is revealed incrementally, and decisions must be made before all information is ...

Lu, Xin, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Operations Research Center

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Polyethylene fiber drawing optimization  

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Polymer fiber drawing creates fibers with enhanced thermal conductivity and strength compared to bulk polymer because drawing aligns the molecular chains. I optimize the polymer fiber drawing method in order to achieve ...

Chiloyan, Vazrik

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Organic solar cell optimizations  

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This paper presents recent experimental and theoretical approaches for optimizing organic solar cell efficiencies in both space and energy/time...D/A...) blend film, a corresponding DBAB- block copolymer film ex...

S. Sun; Z. Fan; Y. Wang; J. Haliburton

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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4269.ps - Optimization Online  

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lem concerning the optimal design of an industrial electric motor. This allows to show that. the method ...... phase resistance at 90? [?]. ? 0.31. g8. torque at base

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Service based logistics optimization  

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This thesis explores the use of a service based logistics optimization (SBLO) methodology for an inbound reverse logistics network. Currently, Quest Diagnostics solves the vehicle routing problem with time windows (VRPTW) ...

Price, Gregory D., Jr

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Energy Harvesting Optimization  

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Energy Harvesting Optimization Power Systems Analysis Final Project into energy harvesting techniques about two decade ago as a valuable way to satisfy those new demands. Energy harvesting derives energy from the ambient environment

Lavaei, Javad

363

Nuclear energy density optimization  

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We carry out state-of-the-art optimization of a nuclear energy density of Skyrme type in the framework of the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov theory. The particle-hole and particle-particle channels are optimized simultaneously, and the experimental data set includes both spherical and deformed nuclei. The new model-based, derivative-free optimization algorithm used in this work has been found to be significantly better than standard optimization methods in terms of reliability, speed, accuracy, and precision. The resulting parameter set unedf0 results in good agreement with experimental masses, radii, and deformations and seems to be free of finite-size instabilities. An estimate of the reliability of the obtained parameterization is given, based on standard statistical methods. We discuss new physics insights offered by the advanced covariance analysis.

M. Kortelainen; T. Lesinski; J. Mor; W. Nazarewicz; J. Sarich; N. Schunck; M. V. Stoitsov; S. Wild

2010-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

364

Cost Optimal Energy Performance  

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EPBD recast requires Member States (MS) to ensure that minimum energy performance requirements of buildings are set with a view to achieving cost optimal levels using a comparative methodology framework...1]. Cost

Jarek Kurnitski

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3 - Optimizing Performance of Enterprise Web Application  

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Fast and responsive web pages are critical to success factors of a website. An optimized web provides the competitive advantage and increases the overall user experience. It has direct impact on business drivers such as site traffic, conversion ratio, and user satisfaction index. With the proliferation of ubiquitous devices and mobile platforms, the speed of the web is more relevant than ever. Web performance optimization (WPO) is mainly related to making the web components, such as web pages, perform faster and render in the most optimal way on the user device so as to provide a positive user experience. Web components include web pages, widgets, client-side components, JavaScript libraries, static assets, and others. Normally, for a web application, the web page forms the final component in the entire delivery chain. This chapter elaborates a complete strategy for WPO. The chapter takes a 360 approach in analyzing various dimensions of WPO, including performance optimization principles at each of the project lifecycle phases, common pitfalls in page development, caching strategy, monitoring and maintenance strategy, infrastructure guidelines, and fine-tuning existing web pages. The chapter also elaborates performance metrics, performance governance framework, and performance techniques for the entire ecosystem. Finally, we see the tools that can be leveraged for implementing the strategies discussed. The optimization techniques explained in this chapter are drawn from various real-world performance engineering programs where the strategy was successfully implemented to meet the challenging performance \\{SLAs\\} across geographies. Performance engineering is a multilayer exercise involving software components at various layers in an n-tier architecture. Equally, hardware also plays a key role in ensuring optimal performance for the application. This chapter predominantly focuses on the web tier wherein the optimization techniques for presentation components are discussed in detail. There is a brief section related to performance best practices that can be implemented at other layers.

Shailesh Kumar Shivakumar

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Convex Analysis and Optimization, D. P. Bertsekas! CONVEX OPTIMIZATION  

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1! Convex Analysis and Optimization, D. P. Bertsekas! CONVEX OPTIMIZATION: A SELECTIVE OVERVIEW Dimitri Bertsekas! M.I.T.! Taiwan! May 2010! #12;2! Convex Analysis and Optimization, D. P. Bertsekas! OUTLINE! · Convexity issues in optimization! · Common geometrical framework for duality and minimax

Bertsekas, Dimitri

367

E85 Optimized Engine  

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2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C.

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Optimal and Non-optimal Choice 44 Optimal and Non-optimal Choice 45 Optimal and Non-optimal Behavior Across Species  

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-optimally. The first area is the sunk-cost effect in which participants persist in a losing course of action, ignoring-reduction theory; observing responses; sunk-cost effect; base-rate neglect. Optimal and Non-optimal Behavior Across

Cook, Robert

369

MHK Technologies/Atlantis AS 400 | Open Energy Information  

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AS 400 AS 400 < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Atlantis AS 400.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Atlantis Resources Corporation Project(s) where this technology is utilized *MHK Projects/Gujarat Technology Resource Click here Current/Tidal Technology Type Click here Axial Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 5/6: System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration Technology Description AS series turbines are ducted Horizontal Axis Turbines HAT suitable for deployment with mono directional blades in river environments and bi directional blades in diurnal tidal locations AS turbines feature a unique swept back blade design and control system to optimize turbine efficiency across flow velocity distributions The AS 400 the first of the AS series has been designed from first principles using extensive computer modelling and following tow testing in August 2008 is recognized as the world s most efficient water to wire turbine as verified by Black Veatch

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MHK Technologies/Gorlov Helical Turbine GHT | Open Energy Information  

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Gorlov Helical Turbine GHT Gorlov Helical Turbine GHT < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Gorlov Helical Turbine GHT.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Lucid Energy Technologies GCK Technology Resource Click here Current Technology Type Click here Cross Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 4 Proof of Concept Technology Description The Gorlov Helical Turbine GHT evolved from the Darrieus turbine design which was altered to have helical blades foils In the GHTs design the blades are twisted about the axis so that there is always a foil section at every possible angle of attack The optimal placement and angle of the blades allow the GHT to operate under a lift based principle Technology Dimensions

371

Convex Optimization Course Welcome Pack  

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1 NATCOR Convex Optimization Course 23rd ­ 27th June 2014 Welcome Pack This pack contains. ABSTRACT Convex optimization is the fundamental process of optimal decision-making. Although mathematically restrictive, many practical problems may be modelled directly as convex optimization problems. Convex

Hall, Julian

372

Cogeneration: A key technology for energy saving  

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As dispersed and small-scale energy supply system, cogeneration technologies are receiving much attention world-wide. Two optimal planning problems are discussed for the fundamental design of cogeneration systems; i.e. gas turbine and fuel cell systems. The capacities of gas turbine or fuel cell cogeneration units and other auxiliary machinery are determined together with maximum demands so as to minimize the annual total cost in consideration of each system's annual operational strategy. These optimization problems are solved efficiently by considering the hierarchical relationship between the sizing and the operational planning problems. The system's capacity design, economics, and energy savings are investigated in detail through numerical studies on these systems.

Koichi Ito

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Synthesis of the Optimal 4-bit Reversible Circuits  

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Optimal synthesis of reversible functions is a non-trivial problem. One of the major limiting factors in computing such circuits is the sheer number of reversible functions. Even restricting synthesis to 4-bit reversible functions results in a huge search space (16!~2^44 functions). The output of such a search alone, counting only the space required to list Toffoli gates for every function, would require over 100 terabytes of storage. In this paper, we present an algorithm that synthesizes an optimal circuit for any 4-bit reversible specification. We employ several techniques to make the problem tractable. We report results from several experiments, including synthesis of random 4-bit permutations, optimal synthesis of all 4-bit linear reversible circuits, synthesis of existing benchmark functions, and distribution of optimal circuits. Our results have important implications for the design and optimization of quantum circuits, testing circuit synthesis heuristics, and performing experiments in the area of quantum information processing.

Oleg Golubitsky; Sean M. Falconer; Dmitri Maslov

2010-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

374

A DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR OPTIMAL OXYGEN TRANSFER  

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APPENDIX E: TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER INFORMATION Prepared For: California Energy Commission Public Interest of California, Los Angeles Utility Technology Associates January 2010 CEC-500-2009-076-APE #12;#12;Prepared By salinity, etc.) Alpha factor () ­ water quality estimate (kLa Process water / kLa Clean water) #12

375

NETL Technologies Recognized for Technology Development, Transfer |  

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Recognized for Technology Development, Transfer Recognized for Technology Development, Transfer NETL Technologies Recognized for Technology Development, Transfer October 25, 2013 - 1:31pm Addthis Did you know? The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer is the nationwide network of federal laboratories that provides the forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace. In consonance with the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 and related federal policy, the mission of the FLC is to promote and facilitate the rapid movement of federal laboratory research results and technologies into the mainstream of the U.S. economy. Learn more about the FLC. A great invention that sits on a shelf, gathering dust, benefits no one.

376

NREL: Technology Transfer - Technologies Available for Licensing  

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Technologies Available for Licensing Technologies Available for Licensing Photo of NREL scientist in the NREL Hydrogen Lab. NREL's scientists and engineers develop award-winning technologies available for licensing. NREL scientists and engineers produce breakthrough and award-winning renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies that are available for licensing. We have many licensing opportunities for NREL-developed technologies, including our featured LED technologies. To see all our technologies available for licensing, visit the EERE Innovation Portal and search for NREL. Learn about our licensing agreement process. Contact For more information about licensing NREL-developed technologies, contact Eric Payne, 303-275-3166. Ombuds NREL strives to quickly resolve any issue or concern you may have regarding

377

Optimally Controlled Flexible Fuel Powertrain System  

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The primary objective of this project was to develop a true Flex Fuel Vehicle capable of running on any blend of ethanol from 0 to 85% with reduced penalty in usable vehicle range. A research and development program, targeting 10% improvement in fuel economy using a direct injection (DI) turbocharged spark ignition engine was conducted. In this project a gasoline-optimized high-technology engine was considered and the hardware and configuration modifications were defined for the engine, fueling system, and air path. Combined with a novel engine control strategy, control software, and calibration this resulted in a highly efficient and clean FFV concept. It was also intended to develop robust detection schemes of the ethanol content in the fuel integrated with adaptive control algorithms for optimized turbocharged direct injection engine combustion. The approach relies heavily on software-based adaptation and optimization striving for minimal modifications to the gasoline-optimized engine hardware system. Our ultimate objective was to develop a compact control methodology that takes advantage of any ethanol-based fuel mixture and not compromise the engine performance under gasoline operation.

Hakan Yilmaz; Mark Christie; Anna Stefanopoulou

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

378

Technology innovations and experience curves for nitrogen oxides control technologies  

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This paper reviews the regulatory history for nitrogen oxides (NOx) pollutant emissions from stationary sources, primarily in coal-fired power plants. Nitrogen dioxide (NO{sub 2}) is one of the six criteria pollutants regulated by the 1970 Clean Air Act where National Ambient Air Quality Standards were established to protect public health and welfare. Patent data are used to show that in the cases of Japan, Germany, and the United States, innovations in NOx control technologies did not occur until stringent government regulations were in place, thus 'forcing' innovation. It is demonstrated that reductions in the capital and operation and maintenance (O&M) costs of new generations of high-efficiency NOx control technologies, selective catalytic reduction (SCR), are consistently associated with the increasing adoption of the control technology: the so-called learning-by-doing phenomena. The results show that as cumulative world coal-fired SCR capacity doubles, capital costs decline to {approximately} 86% and O&M costs to 58% of their original values. The observed changes in SCR technology reflect the impact of technological advance as well as other factors, such as market competition and economies of scale. 38 refs., 10 figs., 3 tabs.

Sonia Yeh; Edward S. Rubin; Margaret R. Taylor; David A. Hounshell [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States). National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development,

2005-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

379

Characterization of optimal entanglement witnesses  

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In this paper, we present a characterization of optimal entanglement witnesses in terms of positive maps and then provide a general method of checking optimality of entanglement witnesses. Applying it, we obtain indecomposable optimal witnesses that have no spanning property. These also provide examples that support a recent conjecture saying that the so-called structural physical approximations to optimal positive maps (optimal entanglement witnesses) give entanglement breaking maps (separable states).

Xiaofei Qi and Jinchuan Hou

2012-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

380

Essays on the Economics of Environmental Issues: The Environmental Kuznets Curve to Optimal Energy Portfolios  

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Factors are Most Supportive to Green Energy Penetrationare Most Supportive to Green Energy Penetration Introductionin the di?usion of green energy technology. After this

Meininger, Aaron G.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

REopt: A Platform for Energy System Integration and Optimization: Preprint  

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REopt is NREL's energy planning platform offering concurrent, multi-technology integration and optimization capabilities to help clients meet their cost savings and energy performance goals. The REopt platform provides techno-economic decision-support analysis throughout the energy planning process, from agency-level screening and macro planning to project development to energy asset operation. REopt employs an integrated approach to optimizing a site?s energy costs by considering electricity and thermal consumption, resource availability, complex tariff structures including time-of-use, demand and sell-back rates, incentives, net-metering, and interconnection limits. Formulated as a mixed integer linear program, REopt recommends an optimally-sized mix of conventional and renewable energy, and energy storage technologies; estimates the net present value associated with implementing those technologies; and provides the cost-optimal dispatch strategy for operating them at maximum economic efficiency. The REopt platform can be customized to address a variety of energy optimization scenarios including policy, microgrid, and operational energy applications. This paper presents the REopt techno-economic model along with two examples of recently completed analysis projects.

Simpkins, T.; Cutler, D.; Anderson, K.; Olis, D.; Elgqvist, E.; Callahan, M.; Walker, A.

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Model-Based Optimal Sensor Network Design for Condition Monitoring in an IGCC Plant  

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Optimal Sensor Network Optimal Sensor Network Design for Condition Monitoring in an IGCC Plant Background The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) develops affordable and clean energy from coal and other fossil fuels to secure a sustainable energy economy. To further this mission, NETL funds research and development of advanced sensor and control technologies that can function under the extreme operating conditions often found in advanced power systems,

383

Fujita LaboratoryTokyo Instituteof Technology Tokyo Instituteof Technology  

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Fujita LaboratoryTokyo Instituteof Technology Tokyo Instituteof Technology Fujita LaboratoryTokyo Institute of Technology Tokyo Institute of Technology 231 #12;Fujita LaboratoryTokyo Instituteof Technology Tokyo Instituteof Technology 2 IT #12;Fujita LaboratoryTokyo Instituteof

384

Optimal Self-Assembly of Counters at Temperature Two  

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Optimal Self-Assembly of Counters at Temperature Two Qi Cheng University of Oklahoma Ashish Goel time of irreversible self-assemblies. 1 Introduction Self-assembly is the ubiquitous process by which been suggested that self-assembly will ultimately become an important technology, enabling

Goel, Ashish

385

Hierarchical Economic Optimization of Oil Production from Petroleum Reservoirs  

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Hierarchical Economic Optimization of Oil Production from Petroleum Reservoirs Gijs M. van Essen-dirk.jansen@shell.com). Abstract: In oil production waterflooding is a popular recovery technology, which involves the injection, the oil-water front may not move uniformly towards the production wells, but has a rather irregular shape

Van den Hof, Paul

386

Optimization of Ice Thermal Storage Systems Design for HVAC Systems  

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Ice thermal storage is promising technology to reduce energy costs by shifting the cooling cost from on-peak to off-peak periods. The paper discusses the optimal design of ice thermal storage and its impact on energy consumption, demand, and total...

Nassif, N.; Hall, C.; Freelnad, D.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Particle Swarm Optimization of High-frequency Transformer  

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Particle Swarm Optimization of High-frequency Transformer Hengsi Qin, Jonathan W. Kimball, Ganesh K of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO 65409-0040 USA Abstract--A high frequency transformer is a critical transformer. Operation of a DAB converter requires its transformer to have a specific amount of winding

Kimball, Jonathan W.

388

Optimizing Nested Queries with Parameter Sort Orders Ravindra Guravannavar  

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Optimizing Nested Queries with Parameter Sort Orders Ravindra Guravannavar Ramanujam H.s@sybase.com Indian Institute of Technology Bombay sudarsha@cse.iitb.ac.in Abstract Nested iteration is an important technique for query evaluation. It is the default way of execut- ing nested subqueries in SQL. Although

Sudarshan, S.

389

Optimal PMU Placement Evaluation for Power System Dynamic State Estimation  

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Optimal PMU Placement Evaluation for Power System Dynamic State Estimation Jinghe Zhang, Student--The synchronized phasor measurement unit (PMU), developed in the 1980s, is considered to be one of the most important devices in the future of power systems. The recent development of PMU technology provides high

Bishop, Gary

390

Optimization of Dispersed Energy Supply -Stochastic Programming with Recombining  

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cycle gas turbines may be used, which can start up within short time. Beyond the cover offshore development it could be up to 50 GW in 2030. Thereby, the sometimes strong and rapid fluctuations of a large city, the available electricity generating technologies, and the demand. The optimal load dispatch

Römisch, Werner

391

HYBRIDISATION OF NEURAL NETWORKS AND GENETIC ALGORITHMS FOR TIME-OPTIMAL CONTROL  

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into a time-energy optimal control problem which can be regarded as a Lagrangian constraint optimisation Chaiyaratana Department of Production Engineering King Mongkut's Institute of Technology North Bangkok 1518) are used to solve a multi-objective optimisation problem related to time-optimal control. The results

Coello, Carlos A. Coello

392

Modern Biomass Conversion Technologies  

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This article gives an overview of the state-of-the-art of key biomass conversion technologies currently deployed and technologies that may...2...capture and sequestration technology (CCS). In doing so, special at...

Andre Faaij

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Building Technologies Research and  

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Building Technologies Research and Integration Center Breaking new ground in energy efficiency #12;Building Technologies Research To enjoy a sustainable energy and environmental future, America must these enormous challenges. Today, through the Building Technologies and Research Integration Center (BTRIC

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

394

Hopper Performance and Optimization  

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Optimization Optimization Performance and Optimization Compiler Comparisons Comparison of different compilers with different options on several benchmarks. Read More » Using OpenMP Effectively Performance implications and case studies of codes combining MPI and OpenMP Read More » Reordering MPI Ranks Reordering MPI ranks can result in improved application performance depending on the communication patterns of the application. Read More » Application Performance Variability on Hopper How an application is placed across Hopper's roughly 6300 compute nodes can affect its performance. See a study of application runtimes vs node placement. Read More » Hopper Performance Monitoring Benchmarking performance of scientific applications on Hopper Read More » Hopper:Improving I/O performance to GSCRATCH and PROJECT

395

Lattice Boltzmann Simulation Optimization  

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Boltzmann Boltzmann Simulation Optimization on Leading Multicore Platforms Selected as Best Paper in Application Track, IPDPS 2008, April 14-28, Miami, Florida, USA Samuel Williams † , Jonathan Carter , Leonid Oliker John Shalf , Katherine Yelick † CRD/NERSC, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA 94720 † CS Division, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 {SWWilliams, JTCarter, LOliker, JShalf, KAYelick}@lbl.gov Abstract We present an auto-tuning approach to optimize ap- plication performance on emerging multicore architec- tures. The methodology extends the idea of search- based performance optimizations, popular in linear al- gebra and FFT libraries, to application-specific com- putational kernels. Our work applies this strategy to a lattice Boltzmann application (LBMHD) that histor- ically has made poor use of scalar microprocessors

396

Technology roadmapping in manufacturing: a case study at Siemens AG  

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The availability of specific technologies at the right time is a major factor for a companies success. To ensure this, the industry has the need for a holistic methodical support of technology management. This focuses on early activities like technology foresight and strategy development as well as controlling of individual projects until their full impact in the company's profitability. Technology roadmapping offers a process to support a holistic technology management. The approach of technology roadmapping is extended with the objective to mitigate existing risks and barriers and was tested successfully in a decentralised implementation in a manufacturing business unit for Gas Turbine Parts.

Jan-Marc Lischka; Hans Georg Gemunden

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Carbon Fiber Technology...  

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Carbon Fiber Technology Facility Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Carbon Fiber Technology Facility Presentation given...

398

Technologies | Department of Energy  

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Technologies Technologies Technologies October 7, 2013 - 10:20am Addthis The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) offers information about energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies through the following areas. Energy-Efficient Product Procurement: Find energy-efficient product requirements and technology, purchasing specifications, energy cost savings calculators, model contract language, and resources. Technology Deployment: Look up information about developing, measuring, and implementing new and underutilized technologies for energy management in the Federal Government. Renewable Energy: Read about renewable energy requirements, resources and technologies, project planning, purchasing renewable power, and more. See FEMP's other program areas. Addthis FEMP Home

399

Emerging Technologies Program  

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Emerging Technologies Program Emerging Technologies Program Pat Phelan Program Manager patrick.phelan@ee.doe.gov (202)287-1906 April 2, 2013 Building Technologies Office Program Peer Review 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov How ET Fits into BTO Research & Development * Develop technology roadmaps * Prioritize opportunities * Solicit and select innovative technology solutions * Collaborate with researchers * Solve technical barriers and test innovations to prove effectiveness * Measure and validate energy savings ET Mission: Accelerate the research, development and commercialization of emerging, high impact building technologies that are five years or less to market ready. 3 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov

400

Partnerships and Technology Transfer  

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Partnerships and Technology Transfer User Facilities Visiting Us Contact Us Home About Us Success Stories Events News ORNL Inventors (internal only) Find a Technology Search go...

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401

Technology Transfer Ombudsman Program  

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The Technology Transfer Commercialization Act of 2000, Public Law 106-404 (PDF) was enacted in November 2000. Pursuant to Section 11, Technology Partnerships Ombudsman, each DOE national...

402

Vehicle Technologies Office: News  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

EERE intends to issue, on behalf of its Fuel Cell Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator: Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen...

403

Sandia Science & Technology Park  

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search this site Sandia Science & Technology Park An internationally recognized technology community Home Properties Center for Collaboration & Commercialization (C3) Available...

404

Window industry technology roadmap  

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Technology roadmap describing technology vision, barriers, and RD and D goals and strategies compiled by window industry stakeholders and government agencies.

Brandegee

2000-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

405

Technology Partnering Mechanisms  

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expand a business with INL technologies, or require business support our Technology Transfer team is available to discuss the following contractual mechanisms: Cooperative...

406

Hydropower Program Technology Overview  

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New fact sheets for the DOE Office of Power Technologies (OPT) that provide technology overviews, description of DOE programs, and market potential for each OPT program area.

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2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Green Purchasing & Green Technology  

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Purchasing & Technology Goals 6 & 7: Green Purchasing & Green Technology Our goal is to purchase and use environmentally sustainable products whenever possible and to implement...

408

Technology and energy supply  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

2010 Energy Conference Energy and the Economy Technology and Energy Transformation Science and Technology + Economics and Business + Society and Environment + Policy and...

409

Building Technologies Office Overview  

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

data * Utilize energy performance data to inform decision making * Improve measurement and track and analyze results TECHNOLOGY TO MARKET TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT 5...

410

Geothermal Technologies Subject Portal  

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alike at: Introducing The Geothermal Technologies Subject Portal is sponsored by the Geothermal Technologies Program, DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), and is...

411

Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection  

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sponsored by DOE The Geothermal Technologies Subject Portal founding sponsorship by the Geothermal Technologies Program, DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), and...

412

Technology Readiness Assessment Report  

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This document has been developed to guide individuals and teams that will be involved in conducting Technology Readiness Assessments (TRAs) and developing Technology Maturation Plans (TMPs) for the...

413

Technology Integration Overview  

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Technology Integration Overview Dennis A. Smith - Clean Cities Deployment Connie Bezanson - Vehicle Education June 17, 2014 VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE This presentation does not...

414

Integrated Technology Deployment  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Integrated technology deployment is a comprehensive approach to implementing solutions that increase the use of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Federal, state, and local...

415

Morgantown Energy Technology Center, technology summary  

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This document has been prepared by the DOE Environmental Management (EM) Office of Technology Development (OTD) to highlight its research, development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation activities funded through the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC). Technologies and processes described have the potential to enhance DOE`s cleanup and waste management efforts, as well as improve US industry`s competitiveness in global environmental markets. METC`s R&D programs are focused on commercialization of technologies that will be carried out in the private sector. META has solicited two PRDAs for EM. The first, in the area of groundwater and soil technologies, resulted in twenty-one contact awards to private sector and university technology developers. The second PRDA solicited novel decontamination and decommissioning technologies and resulted in eighteen contract awards. In addition to the PRDAs, METC solicited the first EM ROA in 1993. The ROA solicited research in a broad range of EM-related topics including in situ remediation, characterization, sensors, and monitoring technologies, efficient separation technologies, mixed waste treatment technologies, and robotics. This document describes these technology development activities.

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1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Optimization of synchronization in gradient clustered networks  

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We consider complex clustered networks with a gradient structure, where sizes of the clusters are distributed unevenly. Such networks describe more closely actual networks in biophysical systems and in technological applications than previous models. Theoretical analysis predicts that the network synchronizability can be optimized by the strength of the gradient field but only when the gradient field points from large to small clusters. A remarkable finding is that, if the gradient field is sufficiently strong, synchronizability of the network is mainly determined by the properties of the subnetworks in the two largest clusters. These results are verified by numerical eigenvalue analysis and by direct simulation of synchronization dynamics on coupled-oscillator networks.

Xingang Wang; Liang Huang; Ying-Cheng Lai; Choy Heng Lai

2007-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

417

Technological enhancements in TRU waste management.  

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On March 26, 1999, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) received its first shipment of transuranic (TRU) waste. On November 26, 1999, the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (HWFP) to receive mixed TRU waste at WIPP became effective. Having achieved these two milestones, facilitating and supporting the characterization, transportation, and disposal of TRU waste became the major challenges for the National TRU Waste Program. After the WIPP began receiving waste, it was evident that, at the rate at which TRU waste was being shipped to and received at WIPP, the facility was not being used to its full potential, nor would it be unless improvements to the TRU waste management system were made. This paper describes some of the efforts to optimize (to make as functional as possible) characterization, transportation, and disposal of TRU waste; some of the technological enhancements necessary to achieve an optimized national transuranic waste system (1); and the interplay between regulatory change and technology development

Elkins, N. Z. (Ned Z.); Moody, D. C. (David C.)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

A review of desiccant dehumidification technology  

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This paper overviews applications of desiccant technology for dehumidifying commercial and institutional buildings. Because of various market, policy, and regulatory factors, this technology is especially attractive for dehumidification applications in the 1990s. After briefly reviewing the principle of operation, the authors present three case studies-for supermarkets, a hotel, and an office building. The authors also discuss recent advances and ongoing research and development activities.

Pesaran, A.A.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Linear and Convex Optimization  

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, Assignments, Optional Projects: https://t-square.gatech.edu/portal/site/gtc-6089-dba2-5a47-b722-565937d0333d for submis- sions 04/01/2014 Software environment: MATLAB and CVX CVX is an excellent user-friendly optimization solver working under MATLAB, free download at http://cvxr.com/cvx/ E. Optional bonus modeling

Nemirovski, Arkadi

420

Multiperiod Refinery Planning Optimization  

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;7 Example 1: 5 crudes, 4 weeks Produce fuel gas, regular gasoline, premium gasoline, distillate, fuel oil seconds (94% NLP, 6% MIP) #12;8 Example 2: 8 crudes, 6 weeks Produce fuel gas, regular gasoline, premium gasoline, distillate, fuel oil and treated residu Optimal solution ($1000's) Profit 3641.3 Sales 33790

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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View - Optimization Online  

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MDP as a large stochastic program; Section 7 describes sampling-based optimization procedures for ...... This estimate is the sample average of 1000 simulation runs of the policy in question. ... unit peaks in the middle of the booking process. .... Working paper, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia.

2004-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Chevron, GE form Technology Alliance  

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Chevron, GE form Technology Alliance Chevron, GE form Technology Alliance The Chevron GE Technology Alliance will develop and commercialize valuable technologies to solve critical...

423

Potential of support vector regression for optimization of lens system  

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Abstract Lens system design is an important factor in image quality. The main aspect of the lens system design methodology is the optimization procedure. Since optimization is a complex, non-linear task, soft computing optimization algorithms can be used. There are many tools that can be employed to measure optical performance, but the spot diagram is the most useful. The spot diagram gives an indication of the image of a point object. In this paper, the spot size radius is considered an optimization criterion. Intelligent soft computing scheme Support Vector Regression (SVR) is implemented. In this study, the polynomial and radial basis functions (RBF) are applied as the SVR kernel function to estimate the optimal lens system parameters. The performance of the proposed estimators is confirmed with the simulation results. The SVR results are then compared with other soft computing techniques. According to the results, a greater improvement in estimation accuracy can be achieved through the SVR with polynomial basis function compared to other soft computing methodologies. The SVR coefficient of determination R 2 with the polynomial function was 0.9975 and with the radial basis function the R 2 was 0.964. The new optimization methods benefit from the soft computing capabilities of global optimization and multi-objective optimization rather than choosing a starting point by trial and error and combining multiple criteria into a single criterion in conventional lens design techniques.

Torki A. Altameem; Vlastimir Nikoli?; Shahaboddin Shamshirband; Dalibor Petkovi?; Hossein Javidnia; Miss Laiha Mat Kiah; Abdullah Gani

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Optimal Planning and Operation of Smart Grids with Electric Vehicle  

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Optimal Planning and Operation of Smart Grids with Electric Vehicle Optimal Planning and Operation of Smart Grids with Electric Vehicle Interconnection Title Optimal Planning and Operation of Smart Grids with Electric Vehicle Interconnection Publication Type Journal Article Refereed Designation Refereed LBNL Report Number LBNL-5251E Year of Publication 2012 Authors Stadler, Michael, Chris Marnay, Maximillian Kloess, Gonçalo Cardoso, Gonçalo Mendes, Afzal S. Siddiqui, Ratnesh Sharma, Olivier Mégel, and Judy Lai Journal Journal of Energy Engineering, Special Issue: Challenges and opportunities in the 21st century energy infrastructure Volume 138 Start Page 95 Issue 2 Pagination 95-108 Date Published 06/2012 Publisher LBNL ISSN ISSN (print): 0733-9402, ISSN (online): 1943-7897 Keywords carbon emissions, combined heat and power, commercial buildings, distributed energy resources, distributed generation, electric vehicle, electricity markets and policy group, energy analysis and environmental impacts department, load shifting, microgrid, microgrids, optimization, smart grid, storage technologies

425

Optimal Structural Nested Models for Optimal Sequential Decisions  

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I describe two new methods for estimating the optimal treatment regime (equivalently, protocol, plan or strategy) from very high dimesional observational and experimental data: (i) g-estimation of an optimal doub...

James M. Robins

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Technologies/HydroGen 10 | Open Energy Information  

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HydroGen 10 HydroGen 10 < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage HydroGen 10.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization HydroGen Aquaphile sarl Project(s) where this technology is utilized *MHK Projects/Hydro Gen Technology Resource Click here Current/Tidal Technology Type Click here Oscillating Wave Surge Converter Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 7/8: Open Water System Testing & Demonstration & Operation Technology Description Hydro Gen is a big floating paddle wheels turbine included in a catamaran frame venturi shaped The frame is optimized to allow tapping a maximum of water in move in order to capture a maximum of kinetic energy which is transformed in mechanical energy by the wheel motion and then transformed into electrical energy through a generator mechanically driven by the wheel And then finally changed by a power control station to a steady electrical current normed at the customer request

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The option to abandon: Stimulating innovative groundwater remediation technologies characterized by technological uncertainty  

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Abstract Many studies on technology adoption demonstrate that uncertainty leads to a postponement of investments by integrating a wait option in the economic analysis. The aim of this study however is to demonstrate how the investment in new technologies can be stimulated by integrating an option to abandon. Furthermore, this real option analysis not only considers the ex ante decision analysis of the investment in a new technology under uncertainty, but also allows for an ex post evaluation of the investment. Based on a case study regarding the adoption of an innovative groundwater remediation strategy, it is demonstrated that when the option to abandon the innovative technology is taken into account, the decision maker decides to invest in this technology, while at the same time it determines an optimal timing to abandon the technology if its operation proves to be inefficient. To reduce uncertainty about the effectiveness of groundwater remediation technologies, samples are taken. Our analysis shows that when the initial belief in an effective innovative technology is low, it is important that these samples provide correct information in order to justify the adoption of the innovative technology.

T. Compernolle; S. Van Passel; K. Huisman; P. Kort

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal allocation of multi-type distributed generators using backtracking search optimization algorithm  

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Abstract In this article, a very recently swarm optimization technique namely a backtracking search optimization algorithm (BSOA) is addressed to assign the distributed generators (DGs) along radial distribution networks. One of the main features of the BSOA is a single control parameter and not over sensitive to the initial value of this factor. The objective function is adapted with weighting factor to reduce the network real loss and enhance the voltage profile with the purpose of improving the operating performance. In addition, the combined power factor and reduction in network reactive power loss are spotted. Set of fuzzy expert rules using loss sensitivity factors and bus voltages are employed to identify the initial DGs locations. The proposed approach is attuned to tackle the shortfall of loss sensitivity factors and to decide the final placement of the DGs. Two types of the \\{DGs\\} are studied and investigated. The proposed method is demonstrated and validated thru many radial distribution networks with different sizes and complexities. The BSOA-based methodology can efficiently generate high-quality solutions compared to other competitive techniques in the literature.

Attia El-Fergany

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ATTITUDES OF FEMALE FACULTY TOWARD THE USE OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES AND THE BARRIERS THAT LIMIT THEIR USE OF TECHNOLOGIES IN GIRLS COLLEGES IN SAUDI ARABIA.  

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?? The purpose of this study was to examine female faculty members use of computer technologies, their attitudes toward computers, the factors that best predict (more)

Almuqayteeb, Taghreed Abdulaziz

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Nonlinear Conic Optimization --why and how--  

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Nonlinear Conic Optimization --why and how-- Michal Kocvara School of Mathematics, The University Optimization 1 / 38 #12;Conic optimization "generalized" mathematical optimization problem min f(x) subject optimization, LCO convex convex conic optimization, CCO non-convex non-convex conic optimization, NCO Michal

Sidorov, Nikita

431

Power Factor Compensation (PFC) Power Factor Compensation  

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Power Factor Compensation (PFC) Power Factor Compensation The power factor (PF) is defined as the ratio between the active power and the apparent power of a system. If the current and voltage are periodic with period , and [ ), then the active power is defined by ( ) ( ) (their inner product

Knobloch,Jürgen

432

NREL-Optimizing Rooftop Space with SolOpt Presentation | Open Energy  

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NREL-Optimizing Rooftop Space with SolOpt Presentation NREL-Optimizing Rooftop Space with SolOpt Presentation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Optimizing Rooftop Space with SolOpt Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings, Solar Topics: Implementation, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Presentation, Guide/manual, Training materials Website: www.solaramericacities.energy.gov/pdfs/2010_annual_meeting/Thu400_SWH_ Optimizing Rooftop Space with SolOpt Screenshot References: Optimizing Rooftop Space with SolOpt[1] Logo: Optimizing Rooftop Space with SolOpt This presentation answers the question: "How do you decide what type of solar system should be used for a specific facility?" References ↑ "Optimizing Rooftop Space with SolOpt"

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A framework for optimization and quantification of uncertainty and sensitivity for developing carbon capture systems  

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Under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energys Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI), a Framework for Optimization and Quantification of Uncertainty and Sensitivity (FOQUS) has been developed. This tool enables carbon capture systems to be rapidly synthesized and rigorously optimized, in an environment that accounts for and propagates uncertainties in parameters and models. FOQUS currently enables (1) the development of surrogate algebraic models utilizing the ALAMO algorithm, which can be used for superstructure optimization to identify optimal process configurations, (2) simulation-based optimization utilizing derivative free optimization (DFO) algorithms with detailed black-box process models, and (3) rigorous uncertainty quantification through PSUADE. FOQUS utilizes another CCSI technology, the Turbine Science Gateway, to manage the thousands of simulated runs necessary for optimization and UQ. This computational framework has been demonstrated for the design and analysis of a solid sorbent based carbon capture system.

John C Eslick, John C; Ng, Brenda Ng; Gao, Qianwen; Tong, Charles H.; Sahinidis, Nikolaos V.; Miller, David C.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Technologies/Kensington | Open Energy Information  

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Kensington Kensington < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Kensington.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Hydro Green Energy LLC Project(s) where this technology is utilized *MHK Projects/Alaska 35 *MHK Projects/Maine 1 Project *MHK Projects/Mississippi 6 *MHK Projects/Mississippi 7 *MHK Projects/New York 1 *MHK Projects/New York 2 Technology Resource Click here Current/Tidal Technology Type Click here Axial Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 4: Proof of Concept Technology Description The Kensington horizontal axis turbine (Patented: US 6955049 and 43 international patents. 87 additional US Patents Pending) has asymmetrical dual optimized ducts that have the highest coefficient of performance of any current based system in the industry. The Kensington generates 2.5 to 3 times more power than a non-ducted pinwheel turbine. Water to wire, the Kensington has a first generation efficiency of 60%, and a second generation efficiency of 70%.

435

Additive Manufacturing Technologies  

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Rapid Prototyping is the construction of complex three-dimensional parts using additive manufacturing technology.

Jrgen Stampfl; Markus Hatzenbichler

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Calculus For Technology II  

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MA 22200, Spring 2012. Calculus For Technology II ... Other Information. Emergency procedures Exam info (A Hoffman)...

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Tracers and Exploration Technologies  

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Below are the project presentations and respective peer review results for Tracers and Exploration Technologies.

438

The Technology & Innovation Centre  

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The Technology & Innovation Centre #12;The Technology and Innovation Centre revolutionises the way in Scotland and further afield ­ including power and energy, renewable technologies, photonics and sensors, for industry, the Technology and Innovation Centre has already attracted major partners including Scottish

Mottram, Nigel

439

UNIVERSITY of STRATHCLYDE TECHNOLOGY &  

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UNIVERSITY of STRATHCLYDE TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION CENTRE #12;#12;#12;The Technology and Innovation HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES ADVANCED MANUFACTURING #12;Inspiring research and innovation with industry-by-side on innovative technology programmes aimed at addressing major challenges in: Low Carbon Power and Energy

Mottram, Nigel

440

General com Technology community  

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Campus IT General com m unity Technology community ITsystem owners Campus Council for Information Technology (CCFIT) · ~30 members · Advisory evaluation and review role · Input from faculty, staff, students formal representation on steering team and subcommittees Technology Support Program · Technology support

Ferrara, Katherine W.

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441

Predictive Maintenance Technologies  

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Several diagnostic technologies and best practices are available to assist Federal agencies with predictive maintenance programs.

442

New and Underutilized Building Envelope Technologies | Department of Energy  

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New and Underutilized Building Envelope Technologies New and Underutilized Building Envelope Technologies New and Underutilized Building Envelope Technologies October 8, 2013 - 2:45pm Addthis The following building envelope technologies are underutilized within the Federal sector. These technologies have been identified by FEMP as the most promising for Federal agency deployment. Review each technology for potential facility energy savings. Additional information is available by clicking on the individual technology, including technology application, key factors and considerations for deployment, and points of contact. Technology Benefits Application Weighted Score High R-Value Windows Highly insulated windows triple pane R5 or greater (U value 0.22 and lower) windows Appropriate for deployment within most building categories. These windows should be considered in building design, renovation, or during window replacement projects. 65

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Selected Isotopes for Optimized Fuel Assembly Tags  

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In support of our ongoing signatures project we present information on 3 isotopes selected for possible application in optimized tags that could be applied to fuel assemblies to provide an objective measure of burnup. 1. Important factors for an optimized tag are compatibility with the reactor environment (corrosion resistance), low radioactive activation, at least 2 stable isotopes, moderate neutron absorption cross-section, which gives significant changes in isotope ratios over typical fuel assembly irradiation levels, and ease of measurement in the SIMS machine 2. From the candidate isotopes presented in the 3rd FY 08 Quarterly Report, the most promising appear to be Titanium, Hafnium, and Platinum. The other candidate isotopes (Iron, Tungsten, exhibited inadequate corrosion resistance and/or had neutron capture cross-sections either too high or too low for the burnup range of interest.

Gerlach, David C.; Mitchell, Mark R.; Reid, Bruce D.; Gesh, Christopher J.; Hurley, David E.

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology Transfer: About the Technology Transfer Department  

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About the Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Management About the Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Management Department The Technology Transfer Department helps move technologies from the Lab to the marketplace to benefit society and the U. S. economy. We accomplish this through developing and managing an array of partnerships with the private and public sectors. What We Do We license a wide range of cutting-edge technologies to companies that have the financial, R & D, manufacturing, marketing, and managerial capabilities to successfully commercialize Lab inventions. In addition, we manage lab-industry research partnerships, ensure that inventions receive appropriate patent or copyright protection, license technology to start-up companies, distribute royalties to the Lab and to inventors and serve as

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NREL: Technology Transfer - About Technology Transfer  

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About Technology Transfer About Technology Transfer Through technology partnerships, NREL seeks to reduce private sector risk and enable investment in the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The transfer of these technologies to the marketplace helps displace oil, reduce carbon emissions, and increase U.S. industry competitiveness. Principles NREL develops and implements technology partnerships based on the standards established by the following principles: Balancing Public and Private Interest Form partnerships that serve the public interest and advance U.S. Department of Energy goals. Demonstrate appropriate stewardship of publicly funded assets, yielding national benefits. Provide value to the commercial partner. Focusing on Outcomes Develop mutually beneficial collaborations through processes, which are

446

Building Technologies Office: Webinars  

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Webinars Webinars Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Building Technologies Office: Webinars to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Webinars on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Webinars on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Webinars on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Webinars on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Webinars on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Webinars on AddThis.com... Popular Links Success Stories Previous Next Lighten Energy Loads with System Design. Warming Up to Pump Heat. Cut Refrigerator Energy Use to Save Money. Tools EnergyPlus Whole Building Simulation Program Building Energy Software Tools Directory High Performance Buildings Database

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Building Technologies Office: Resources  

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

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Soil washing technology evaluation  

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Environmental Restoration Engineering (ERE) continues to review innovative, efficient, and cost effective technologies for SRS soil and/or groundwater remediation. As part of this effort, this technical evaluation provides review and the latest information on the technology for SRS soil remediation. Additional technology evaluation reports will be issued periodically to update these reports. The purpose of this report is to review the soil washing technology and its potential application to SRS soil remediation. To assess whether the Soil Washing technology is a viable option for SRS soil remediation, it is necessary to review the technology/process, technology advantages/limitations, performance, applications, and cost analysis.

Suer, A.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Planning of grid integrated distributed generators: A review of technology, objectives and techniques  

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Abstract The world is witnessing a transition from its present centralized generation paradigm to a future with increased share of distributed generation (DG). Integration of renewable energy sources (RES) based distributed generators is seen as a solution to decrease reliance on depleting fossil fuel reserves, increase energy security and provide an environment friendly solution to growing power demand. The planning of power system incorporating \\{DGs\\} has to take into account various factors such as nature of DG technology, impact of DG on operating characteristics of power system and economic considerations. This paper put forwards a comprehensive review on planning of grid integrated distributed generators. An overview of different DG technologies has been presented. Different issues associated with DG integration have been discussed. The planning objectives of DG integration have been surveyed in detail and have been critically reviewed with respect to conventional and RES based DG technologies. Different techniques used for optimal placement of \\{DGs\\} have also been investigated and compared. The extensive literature survey revealed that researchers have mostly focussed on DG integration planning using conventional DGs. RES based \\{DGs\\} have not been given due consideration. While integrating RES, their stochastic behaviour has not been appropriately accounted. Finally, visualizing the wide scope of research in the planning of grid integrated DGs; an attempt has been made to identify future research avenues.

Priyanka Paliwal; N.P. Patidar; R.K. Nema

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contents 1. Introduction - Optimization Online  

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Jun 9, 2010 ... Robust optimization is the methodology of handling optimization problems with uncertain data. ...... We also need material in set-valued analysis as presented in [9, Chapters 4 and ...... These diagrams illustrate Example 7.5.

2010-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Free Material Optimization with Fundamental Eigenfrequency ...  

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The goal of this paper is to formulate and solve free material optimization ... Free material optimization (FMO) is a branch of structural optimization that gains in-.

2008-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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PCx: Optimization Problem Solver | Argonne National Laboratory  

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PCx: Optimization Problem Solver PCx: Optimization Problem Solver PCx is a highly efficient code for solving linear programming optimization problems. In addition to being a useful...

453

Pretreatment Technology Plan  

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This technology plan presents a strategy for the identification, evaluation, and development of technologies for the pretreatment of radioactive wastes stored in underground storage tanks at the Hanford Site. This strategy includes deployment of facilities and process development schedules to support the other program elements. This document also presents schedule information for alternative pretreatment systems: (1) the reference pretreatment technology development system, (2) an enhanced pretreatment technology development system, and (3) alternative pretreatment technology development systems.

Barker, S.A. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (US); Thornhill, C.K.; Holton, L.K. Jr. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (US)

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY Technology Transfer Novel...  

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Alloy for the Manufacture of Improved Coronary Stents Success Story NETL Technology Transfer Group techtransfer@netl.doe.gov Contact Partners A coronary stent is a small,...

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NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY Technology Transfer Basic...  

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Basic Immobilized Amine Sorbent (BIAS) Process Success Story NETL Technology Transfer Group techtransfer@netl.doe.gov Contact Capturing carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) from the flue or...

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Optimization Online Digest -- March 2012  

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Economic and Environmental Analysis of Photovoltaic Energy Systems via Robust Optimization Shimpei Okido, Akiko Takeda Scatter search algorithms for the...

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Optimization Online Digest -- March 2014  

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Topology Optimization for Magnetic Circuits dedicated to Electric Propulsion ... Proximal Algorithms: Habit's/ Routine's Formation with Resistance to Change,...

458

Optimization of Injection Scheduling in  

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SGP-TR-I12 Optimization of Injection Scheduling in Geothermal Fields James Lovekin May 1987&injection optimization problem is broke$ into two subpmbkm:(1) choosing a configuration of injectorsfrom an existing set is defined as the fieldwide break- through lindex, B. Injection is optimized by choosing injection wells

Stanford University

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ONE DAY ON SHAPE OPTIMIZATION  

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ONE DAY ON SHAPE OPTIMIZATION Tuesday November 17, 2009 Aula Buzano - Dipartimento di Matematica to "Shape Optimization", a very active research field which combines techniques from several areas of mathematics to set out and solve problems where the optimal shape of an object has to be determined, in order

Ceragioli, Francesca

460

Adaptation, Learning, and Optimization over  

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Adaptation, Learning, and Optimization over Networks Ali H. Sayed University of California at Los 2014 A. H. Sayed DOI: 10.1561/2200000051 Adaptation, Learning, and Optimization over Networks Ali H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1.6 Notation and Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 2 Optimization by Single Agents

California at Los Angeles, University of

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461

Optimal Flight Speed of Birds  

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...research-article Optimal Flight Speed of Birds Anders Hedenstrom Thomas Alerstam The speed of birds in flapping flight...when interpreted in the light of optimization theory, may...and review of optimal flight speeds of birds, based on foraging...

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Technology and Organizational Factors in the Notebook Industry Supply Chain  

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the speed, efficiency, and precision of inter-organizationalefficiency and effectiveness of the tightly clustered supply chain. That performance is a function of technical and organizational

Foster, William; Cheng, Zhang; Dedrick, Jason; Kraemer, Kenneth L

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Participatory infrastructure monitoring : design factors and limitations of accountability technologies  

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This dissertation investigates practices of participatory infrastructure monitoring and their implications for the governance of urban infrastructure services. By introducing the concept of infrastructure legibility, the ...

Offenhuber, Dietmar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Technological aspects of canned rice quality and related factors  

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sulfate on water absorbtion was studied by Ghosh and Sarbar (1959). They found these salts controlled the loss of solids during cool1ng. A U. S. Patent awarded to Tollefson and Hice in 1972 1nvolved soaking the r1ce in ac1d1f1ed water to promote starch... sulfate on water absorbtion was studied by Ghosh and Sarbar (1959). They found these salts controlled the loss of solids during cool1ng. A U. S. Patent awarded to Tollefson and Hice in 1972 1nvolved soaking the r1ce in ac1d1f1ed water to promote starch...

Gerdes, Darrell Lee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Modular Inverter Technology Development  

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Electric and hybrid-electric vehicle systems require an inverter to convert the direct current (DC) output of the energy generation/storage system (engine, fuel cells, or batteries) to the alternating current (AC) that vehicle propulsion motors use. Vehicle support systems, such as lights and air conditioning, also use the inverter AC output. Distributed energy systems require an inverter to provide the high quality AC output that energy system customers demand. Today's inverters are expensive due to the cost of the power electronics components, and system designers must also tailor the inverter for individual applications. Thus, the benefits of mass production are not available, resulting in high initial procurement costs as well as high inverter maintenance and repair costs. Electricore, Inc. (www.electricore.org) a public good 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit advanced technology development consortium assembled a highly qualified team consisting of AeroVironment Inc. (www.aerovironment.com) and Delphi Automotive Systems LLC (Delphi), (www.delphi.com), as equal tiered technical leads, to develop an advanced, modular construction, inverter packaging technology that will offer a 30% cost reduction over conventional designs adding to the development of energy conversion technologies for crosscutting applications in the building, industry, transportation, and utility sectors. The proposed inverter allows for a reduction of weight and size of power electronics in the above-mentioned sectors and is scalable over the range of 15 to 500kW. The main objective of this program was to optimize existing AeroVironment inverter technology to improve power density, reliability and producibility as well as develop new topology to reduce line filter size. The newly developed inverter design will be used in automotive and distribution generation applications. In the first part of this program the high-density power stages were redesigned, optimized and fabricated. One of the main tasks was to design and validate new gate drive circuits to provide the capability of high temp operation. The new power stages and controls were later validated through extensive performance, durability and environmental tests. To further validate the design, two power stages and controls were integrated into a grid-tied load bank test fixture, a real application for field-testing. This fixture was designed to test motor drives with PWM output up to 50kW. In the second part of this program the new control topology based on sub-phases control and interphase transformer technology was successfully developed and validated. The main advantage of this technology is to reduce magnetic mass, loss and current ripple. This report summarizes the results of the advanced modular inverter technology development and details: (1) Power stage development and fabrication (2) Power stage validation testing (3) Grid-tied test fixture fabrication and initial testing (4) Interphase transformer technology development

Adam Szczepanek

2006-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance and Optimization  

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Performance and Performance and Optimization Performance and Optimization Benchmarking Software on Hopper and Carver PURPOSE Test the performance impact of multithreading with representative public domain software including blastn, blastp, rpsblast, hmmsearch, usearch. Run on Hopper (24 cores/node) and Carver (8 cores/node) with different combinations of the number of tasks and threads. Provide useful set of parameters to maximize throughput PROGRAMS TESTED BLAST+ programs (blastn, blastp, rpsblast) version 2.2.26 usearch verison 5.2.32 hmmsearch version 3.0 DATASETS usearch: a collection of protein sequences (~900MB) against a reference "udb" (~900MB) blastn Query: a collection of nucleotide sequences from NCBI Microbial database from ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/refseq/release/microbial/ (34,154

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Optimal asymptotic cloning machines  

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We pose the question whether the asymptotic equivalence between quantum cloning and quantum state estimation, valid at the single-clone level, still holds when all clones are examined globally. We conjecture that the answer is affirmative and present a large amount of evidence supporting our conjecture, developing techniques to derive optimal asymptotic cloners and proving their equivalence with estimation in virtually all scenarios considered in the literature. Our analysis covers the case of arbitrary finite sets of states, arbitrary families of coherent states, arbitrary phase- and multiphase-covariant sets of states, and two-qubit maximally entangled states. In all these examples we observe that the optimal asymptotic fidelity enjoys a universality property, as its scaling does not depend on the specific details of the set of input states, but only on the number of parameters needed to specify them.

G. Chiribella; Y. Yang

2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Stencil Computation Optimization  

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Stencil Stencil Computation Optimization and Auto-tuning on State-of-the-Art Multicore Architectures Kaushik Datta ∗† , Mark Murphy † , Vasily Volkov † , Samuel Williams ∗† , Jonathan Carter ∗ , Leonid Oliker ∗† , David Patterson ∗† , John Shalf ∗ , and Katherine Yelick ∗† ∗ CRD/NERSC, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA † Computer Science Division, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA Abstract Understanding the most efficient design and utilization of emerging multicore systems is one of the most chal- lenging questions faced by the mainstream and scientific computing industries in several decades. Our work ex- plores multicore stencil (nearest-neighbor) computations - a class of algorithms at the heart of many structured grid codes, including PDE solvers. We develop a number of effective optimization

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Practical Approach to Water System Optimal Operation  

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Abstract Optimal pump scheduling is a major consideration when dealing with minimizing operational costs of a water distribution system. Pump operation must balance between three factors. Water balance constraints, including consumer demand and water tank volumes. Hydraulic constraints determining water pump operating point. Electrical tariff rate effecting energy cost. Optimization models may assume linear or discrete pump operation, depending on type and accuracy of the model in use. Linear operation assumes the pump may operate during part of the time step while discrete operation requires the pump to be either on or off during the entire time step. Linear optimization models commonly have short solution times, but cannot contain non-linear constraints such as hydraulic headloss. By such, linear model results may be difficult to implement in a real water system as the hydraulic behavior of the system may render the optimal solution impractical. Likewise, if the pump operation partially uses the time step the pump may be forced to come in and out of duty often causing mechanical ware and tare. Discrete operation provides smooth pump operation and may contain non-linear hydraulic constraint to calculate a more realistic working point for the pump. Discrete models have long solution times due the vast amount of pump operating combinations, which must be explored. Heuristic techniques may be used to shorten solution times but these do not assure global minimization of the solution. The goal of the research is to create a minimum cost optimal operation water distribution system model that utilizes the short solution time of a linear model but also includes non-linear hydraulic constraints effecting pump energy consumption and discrete pump operation. The motivation is to use the model for real-time pump scheduling and for water system design.

E. Price; A. Ostfeld

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of neutron source  

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I consider here the optimization of the two component neutron source, allowing beam species and energy to vary. A simple model is developed, based on the earlier publications, that permits the optimum to be obtained simply. The two component plasma, with one species of hot ion (D{sup +} or T{sup +}) and the complementary species of cold ion, is easy to analyze in the case of a spatially uniform cold plasma, as to good approximation the total number of hot ions is important but not their spatial distribution. Consequently, the optimization can ignore spatial effects. The problem of a plasma with both types of hot ions and cold ions is rather more difficult, as the neutron production by hot-hot interactions is sensitive to their spatial distributions. Consequently, consideration of this problem will be delayed to a future memorandum. The basic model is that used in the published articles on the two-component, beam-plasma mirror source. I integrate the Fokker-Planck equation analytically, obtaining good agreement with previous numerical results. This simplifies the optimization, by providing a functional form for the neutron production. The primary result is expressed in terms of the power efficiency: watts of neutrons/watts of primary power. The latter includes the positive ion neutralization efficiency. At 150 keV, the present model obtains an efficiency of 0.66%, compared with 0.53% of the earlier calculation.

Hooper, E.B.

1993-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of the Twenty-First Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting: Volume 1, Plenary session; Advanced reactor research; advanced control system technology; advanced instrumentation and control hardware; human factors research; probabilistic risk assessment topics; thermal hydraulics; thermal hydraulic research for advanced passive LWRs  

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This three-volume report contains 90 papers out of the 102 that were presented at the Twenty-First Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting held at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel, Bethesda, Maryland, during the week of October 25--27, 1993. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in nuclear safety research conducted in this country and abroad. Foreign participation in the meeting included papers presented by researchers from France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, and United Kingdom. The titles of the papers and the names of the authors have been updated and may differ from those that appeared in the final program of the meeting. Individual papers have been cataloged separately. This document, Volume 1 covers the following topics: Advanced Reactor Research; Advanced Instrumentation and Control Hardware; Advanced Control System Technology; Human Factors Research; Probabilistic Risk Assessment Topics; Thermal Hydraulics; and Thermal Hydraulic Research for Advanced Passive Light Water Reactors.

Monteleone, S. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)] [comp.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Glossary  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Learn about the basic technologies and key terms used to describe marine and hydrokinetic technologies.

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Synthesis and Optimization of Reversible Circuits for Homogeneous Boolean Functions  

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Homogenous Boolean function is an essential part of any cryptographic system. The ability to construct an optimized reversible circuits for homogeneous Boolean functions might arise the possibility of building cryptographic system on novel computing paradigms such as quantum computers. This paper shows a factorization algorithm to synthesize such circuits.

Ahmed Younes

2007-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Robust Energy Cost Optimization of Water Distribution System with ...  

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Energy cost optimization of a water-supply network is a very important ..... ci(t) is the cost of pumping in a unit of water from source # i in period t (in ... of the pump, ? is an appropriate constant factor, and ?(t) is the price of energy (H is measured.

2011-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: News  

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News News Site Map Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Vehicle Technologies Office: News to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: News on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: News on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: News on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: News on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: News on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: News on AddThis.com... Vehicle Technologies News Blog Newsletters Information for Media Subscribe to News Updates News December 18, 2013 USDA Offers $118 Million for Renewable Energy, Smart Grid Projects The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $73 million in funding for renewable energy projects and $45 million for smart grid technology as

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Optimization Intensive Energy Harvesting Mahsan Rofouei, Mohammad Ali Ghodrat, Miodrag Potkonjak  

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Optimization Intensive Energy Harvesting Mahsan Rofouei, Mohammad Ali Ghodrat, Miodrag Potkonjak of primary limiting factors of MSs is their energy sensitivity. In order to overcome this limitation, we have developed an optimization intensive approach for energy harvesting. Our goal is to size and position

Potkonjak, Miodrag

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Environmental Energy Technologies Division News  

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1999: 1999: Vol. 1, No. 1 Characterizing Diesel Particle Exhaust Miscellaneous Electricity Use COMIS: An Interzonal Air-Flow Model GenOpt: A Generic Optimization Program News from the D.C. Office Around the Division The A-Team Report Sources and Credits PDF of EETD News Characterizing Diesel Particle Exhaust Recent concern about the risks to human health from airborne particulates such as those in diesel exhaust has motivated a group at the Environmental Energy Technologies Division to investigate the use of scattered polarized light. The goals are to characterize these particles and develop an instrument to measure these characteristics in real time. Having such an instrument can help regulatory authorities develop standards and monitor air quality. Airborne particulates, especially those less than 2.5

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Environmental Energy Technologies Division News  

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3: 3: Vol. 4, No. 3 Understanding the Indoor Concentrations of Outdoor Aerosols in Residences EETD Develops New Commercial Duct-Sealing Technology Ultraclean Low-swirl Combustion Will Help Clear the Air Functional Testing Guide Aids Buildings Teams Motor System Optimization in China: Building a Model for Industrial Energy Efficiency Capturing and Tracking Energy-Savings Project Goals with the Design Intent Tool Microgrids: Reliable Power in a Small Package Research Highlights Sources and Credits PDF of EETD News Understanding the Indoor Concentrations of Outdoor Aerosols in Residences In 1997, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued new National Ambient Air Quality Standards for airborne particles less than 2.5 mm in diameter (PM2.5). These standards are based on evidence of associations

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NREL: Technology Transfer - Agreements for Commercializing Technology  

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Agreements for Commercializing Technology Agreements for Commercializing Technology NREL uses Agreements for Commercializing Technology (ACT) when a partner seeks highly-specialized or technical services to complete a project. An ACT agreement also authorizes participating contractor-operated DOE laboratories, such as NREL, to partner with businesses using more flexible terms that are aligned with industry practice. The agreement type used depends on the business, and the specific partnership selected is determined on a case-by-case basis. Benefits The benefits of Agreements for Commercializing Technology include: Intellectual Property Rights. ACT provides a more flexible framework for negotiation of intellectual property rights to facilitate moving technology from the laboratory to the marketplace as quickly as possible.

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Global-local Structural Optimization Using Response Surfaces of Local Optimization Margins  

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1 Global-local Structural Optimization Using Response Surfaces of Local Optimization Margins Boyang optimization problems. First, a large number of component optimizations for maximization of margins are performed. Response surface approximations (RSA) for maximum margins of component optimization

Neumaier, Arnold

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Energy-Aware Manufacturing Using Information Technology Tools: A Knowledge Based System Approach  

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This manuscript discusses the implementation of information technology tools; specifically, computerized Knowledge Based Systems (KBS), in managing the energy flows, conversions, and expenditures within manufacturing environments; including renewable ... Keywords: Energy Auditing, Energy Management, Energy Optimization, Knowledge Based Systems, Sustainable Manufacturing

Mohammed A. Omar, Ahmad Mayyas, Qilun Zhou

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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0, 2012 0, 2012 CX-009310: Categorical Exclusion Determination Optimization of Reservoir Storage Capacity in Different Depositional Environments (Rock Sampling) CX(s) Applied: B3.1 Date: 08/30/2012 Location(s): Multiple Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 30, 2012 CX-009309: Categorical Exclusion Determination Unraveling the Role of Transport, Electrocatalysis, and Surface Science in the SOFC Cathode ORR CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 08/30/2012 Location(s): Multiple Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 29, 2012 CX-008916: Categorical Exclusion Determination Development of a Scientific Plan for a Hydrate-Focused Marine Drilling, Logging and Coring Program CX(s) Applied: A1, A9 Date: 08/29/2012 Location(s): Washington, DC Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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30, 2012 30, 2012 CX-009314: Categorical Exclusion Determination Roof Replacement and Fall Arrest System Installation CX(s) Applied: B1.15, B2.5 Date: 08/30/2012 Location(s): West Virginia Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 30, 2012 CX-009313: Categorical Exclusion Determination Advanced Methane Hydrate Reservoir Modeling Using Rock Physics Techniques CX(s) Applied: A1, A9 Date: 08/30/2012 Location(s): Texas Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 30, 2012 CX-009312: Categorical Exclusion Determination Pecan Street Smart Grid Extension Service CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 08/30/2012 Location(s): Texas Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 30, 2012 CX-009311: Categorical Exclusion Determination Optimization of Reservoir Storage Capacity in Different Depositional

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Nuclear Science & Technology  

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Nuclear Science & Technology Nuclear Science & Technology Nuclear Science & Technology1354608000000Nuclear Science & TechnologySome of these resources are LANL-only and will require Remote Access. /No/ Nuclear Science & Technology Some of these resources are LANL-only and will require Remote Access. Key Resources Databases Organizations Journals Key Resources International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA scientific and technical publications cover areas of nuclear power, radiation therapy, nuclear security, nuclear law, and emergency repose. Search under Publications/Books and Reports for scientific books, standards, technical guides and reports National Nuclear Data Center Nuclear physics data for basic nuclear research and for applied nuclear technologies, operated by Brookhaven.

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Building Technologies Office Overview  

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Roland Risser Roland Risser Director, Building Technologies Office Building Technologies Office Energy Efficiency Starts Here. 2 Building Technologies Office Integrated Approach: Improving Building Performance Research & Development Developing High Impact Technologies Standards & Codes Locking in the Savings Market Stimulation Accelerating Tech-to- Market 3 Building Technologies Office Goal: Reduce building energy use by 50% (compared to a 2010 baseline) 4 Building Technologies Office Working to Overcome Challenges Information Access * Develop building performance tools, techniques, and success stories, such as case studies * Form market partnerships and programs to share best practices * Solution Centers * Certify the workforce to ensure quality work

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors  

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Ambassadors to someone Ambassadors to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors on AddThis.com... Goals Research & Development Testing and Analysis Workplace Charging Partners Ambassadors Resources Community and Fleet Readiness Workforce Development Plug-in Electric Vehicle Basics Ambassadors Workplace Charging Challenge Clean Cities Coalitions Clean Cities logo. Clean Cities National: A network of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions, supported by the

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Energy mix optimization from an energy security perspective  

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Abstract In this article, an integrated methodology is presented to assess an optimal mix and perspective development of energy generation technologies not only by technical, economic or other criteria, but also from an energy security perspective. The energy security is evaluated in terms of energy system resistance to disturbances. The methodology comprises several models, such as a stochastic model of energy systems disturbance parameters, economic-optimization model of energy systems functioning, metric and analysis techniques of energy security. The perspective development and functioning of the energy systems with stochastic disturbances is modelled using economic-optimization model with the development of different energy generation technologies. An open source energy modelling system is used as a tool for this model. The concept of energy security coefficient, which is calculated to assess energy security in terms of energy price increase and the amounts of unsupplied energy due to the disturbance consequences, is presented in the article as well. The developed methodology is applied to the case study of the reference energy system. Its various development scenarios with different energy generation technologies are analysed according to the share of technologies in the energy production. Scenarios are simulated in the stochastic environment of various disturbances and results are obtained in terms of variation of energy security coefficient over time by comparing scenarios from the energy security point of view. Finally, the results of the development scenarios are discussed, threshold shares in the energy production and optimal mix of energy generation technologies in terms of energy security are proposed, limitations of the case study are identified and some general conclusions are given.

Juozas Augutis; Linas Martiauskas; Ri?ardas Kriktolaitis

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SCR Performance Optimization Through Advancements in Aftertreatment...  

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Performance Optimization Through Advancements in Aftertreatment Packaging SCR Performance Optimization Through Advancements in Aftertreatment Packaging The impact of improved urea...

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Determinants of the Pace of Global Innovation in Energy Technologies  

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Understanding the factors driving innovation in energy technologies is of critical importance to mitigating climate change and addressing other energy-related global challenges. Low levels of innovation, measured in terms ...

Kaur, Jasleen

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Beyond acceptable risk: On the social acceptability of technologies  

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The social acceptability of large-scale technologies depends upon a wide range of things, some related to safety and economics, but also some factors of cultural, social and psychological significance. However, m...

Harry J. Otway; Detlof Von Winterfeldt

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Creating believabilty and the effects of technology on compositing  

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This thesis focuses on the importance of technology to create believably composited effects. It was found that many factors culminate in generating believability in a film, including: suspension of disbelief, the story, and the quality...

Dunn, Brandi Jannine

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Arabyat, Yaser A. A.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Training & Technology Solutions Queens College ~ Office of Converging Technologies ~ Training & Technology Solutions  

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Training & Technology Solutions Queens College ~ Office of Converging Technologies ~ Training & Technology Solutions 718-997-4875 ~ training@qc.cuny.edu ~ I-Bldg 214 Advisor Center Navigation: Login #12;Training & Technology Solutions Queens College ~ Office of Converging Technologies ~ Training

Johnson Jr.,, Ray

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Convex Optimization: from Real-Time Embedded  

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Convex Optimization: from Real-Time Embedded to Large-Scale Distributed Stephen Boyd Neal Parikh of Edinburgh, June 25 2014 1 #12;Outline Convex Optimization Real-Time Embedded Optimization Large-Scale Distributed Optimization Summary 2 #12;Outline Convex Optimization Real-Time Embedded Optimization Large

Hall, Julian

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Operational water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

4047 4047 Varnish cache server Browse Upload data GDR 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation: XID: 2142254047 Varnish cache server Operational water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity generating technologies Dataset Summary Description This dataset is from the report Operational water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity generating technologies: a review of existing literature (J. Macknick, R. Newmark, G. Heath and K.C. Hallett) and provides estimates of operational water withdrawal and water consumption factors for electricity generating technologies in the United States. Estimates of water factors were collected from published primary literature and were not modified except for unit conversions. The water factors presented may be useful in modeling and policy analyses where reliable power plant level data are not available.

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Optimization of Electric Power Systems for Off-Grid Domestic Applications: An Argument for Wind/Photovoltaic Hybrids  

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The purpose of this research was to determine the optimal configuration of home power systems relevant to different regions in the United States. The hypothesis was that, regardless of region, the optimal system would be a hybrid incorporating wind technology, versus a photovoltaic hybrid system without the use of wind technology. The method used in this research was HOMER, the Hybrid Optimization Model for Electric Renewables. HOMER is a computer program that optimizes electrical configurations under user-defined circumstances. According to HOMER, the optimal system for the four regions studied (Kansas, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Arizona) was a hybrid incorporating wind technology. The cost differences between these regions, however, were dependent upon regional renewable resources. Future studies will be necessary, as it is difficult to estimate meteorological impacts for other regions.

Jennings, W.; Green, J.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technologies | Department of Energy  

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

Technologies Technologies Technologies November 1, 2013 - 11:40am Addthis Distributed energy (DE) technologies consist primarily of energy generation and storage systems placed at or near the point of use. DE provides consumers with greater reliability, adequate power quality, and the possibility to participate in competitive electric power markets. DE also has the potential to mitigate congestion in transmission lines, control price fluctuations, strengthen energy security, and provide greater stability to the electricity grid. The use of DE technologies can lead to lower emissions and, particularly in combined heat and power (CHP) applications, to improved efficiency. Example of a thermally activated energy conversion technology (TAT) -- a type of distributed energy technology. Distributed energy technologies consist primarily of energy generation and storage systems placed at or near the point of use. This gas engine-driven heat pump is operating on a rooftop.

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants  

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Lubricants to someone by Lubricants to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants on AddThis.com... Just the Basics Hybrid & Vehicle Systems Energy Storage Advanced Power Electronics & Electrical Machines Advanced Combustion Engines Fuels & Lubricants Fuel Effects on Combustion Lubricants Natural Gas Research Biofuels End-Use Research Materials Technologies Lubricants As most vehicles are on the road for more than 15 years before they are retired, investigating technologies that will improve today's vehicles is

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Diversity and Technological Progress  

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This paper proposes a tractable model to study the equilibrium diversity of technological progress and shows that equilibrium technological progress may exhibit too little diversity (too much conformity), in particular ...

Acemoglu, Daron

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology Readiness Assessment Guide  

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The Guide assists individuals and teams involved in conducting Technology Readiness Assessments (TRAs) and developing Technology Maturation Plans (TMPs) for the DOE capital asset projects subject to DOE O 413.3B. Cancels DOE G 413.3-4.

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z