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Edison Trouble Shooting and Error Messages  

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Franklin Trouble Shooting and Error Messages  

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Troubles With the Internet: The Dynamics of Help at Home  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of household Internet usage, 89% of 93 families needed support from a computer help desk in the 1st year for Technical Help 1.3. Theoretical Analysis 2. METHOD 2.1. Requests for Support From the Help Desk 2Troubles With the Internet: The Dynamics of Help at Home Sara Kiesler, Bozena Zdaniuk, Vicki

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HEART SMART NUTRITION SERIES Do you have trouble making sense of nutrition  

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HEART SMART NUTRITION SERIES Do you have trouble making sense of nutrition messages about fats fat, and heart disease. If so, then this nutrition series may be just what you have been looking for to help you and your family become "Heart Smart." This Heart Smart nutrition series is designed to help

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Where Did All the Money Go? Congress approved the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) to jump start the credit  

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Where Did All the Money Go? Congress approved the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) to jump forward that unfortunately remains vague. Inexplicably, the TARP II money did not come with a mandate to use the money to increase lending. Now, covenants come with the distribution of the remaining TARP

Ahmad, Sajjad

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Mathematics and "The Trouble with Physics", How Deep We Have to Go ?  

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The parts contributed by the author in recent discussions with several physicists and mathematicians are reviewed, as they have been occasioned by the 2006 book "The Trouble with Physics", of Lee Smolin. Some of the issues addressed are the possible and not yet sufficiently explored relationship between modern Mathematics and theoretical Physics, as well as the way physicists may benefit from becoming more aware of what at present appear to be certain less than fortunate yet essential differences between modern Mathematics and theoretical Physics, as far as the significant freedom of introducing new fundamental concepts, structures and theories in the former is concerned. A number of modern mathematical concepts and structures are suggested for consideration by physicists, when dealing with foundational issues in present day theoretical Physics. Since here discussions with several persons are reviewed, certain issues may be brought up more than one time. For such repetitions the author ask for the kind understanding of the reader.

Elemer E Rosinger

2007-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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BESNARD, D. (2000). Expert error. The case of trouble-shooting in electronics. Proceedings of the 19th international conference SafeComp2000, Rotterdam, Netherlands (pp. 74-85).  

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BESNARD, D. (2000). Expert error. The case of trouble-shooting in electronics. Proceedings of the 19th international conference SafeComp2000, Rotterdam, Netherlands (pp. 74-85). Expert error of systems. Introduction A lot of research has put in evidence the performance (rapidity of the actions

Newcastle upon Tyne, University of

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Hopper Trouble Shooting and Error Messages  

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Troubles With the Internet: The Dynamics of Help at Home  

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help desk in the 1st year they used the Internet. However, usually only the most technically involved aspects of technological change and communication systems. Bozena Zdaniuk is Data Management Coordinator 2.1. Requests for Support From the Help Desk 2.2. Internet Usage 2.3. Questionnaire Measures 2

Kiesler, Sara

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The Troubling Aspects of a Building Block Hypothesis for Genetic  

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as an explanation of the search power of GAs [46, 32]. Holland's analy­ ses have been the foundation for more

Fernandez, Thomas

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Trouble in the Family: New Zealand's Anti-Nuclear Policy  

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or deny that a given vessel is carrying nuclear weapons, the port ban effectively barred most U.S. naval craft from docking in New Zealand's ports. Although New Zealand is small, remote, and not strategically located, the significance of this diplomatic.... The matter came to a head in February 1985 when New Zealand refused to accept a visit by the conventionally powered U.S. destroyer Buchanan, on the grounds that the ship might have been carrying nuclear weapons. This was the first test of New Zealand...

Hanson, F. Allen

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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"The world's troubles are your troubles. . . and there is nothing wrong with the world that better humans cannot fix."  

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-Patient Relations 4 InnovativeWays to Live 5 Health Conference to Discuss the Effects of Climate Change 6 Conference of rapid climate change. They focused on the intersection of interdisciplina"union" with Russia,buttressed by its energy and financial subsidies,relationships with theWest further degenerated

Lotko, William

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Calming Troubled Waters: Making Interdisciplinarity Work (RES-224-25-0110)  

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Klein, 1990). Rather, we have concentrated our efforts on examining how natural and social scientists (Reducing the Conflict between Cormorants and Fisheries on a pan-European scale) and IMEW (Integrated

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Automobile Fuel; Economy and CO2 Emissions in Industrialized Countries: Troubling Trends through 2005/6  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Circle of Measuring Automobile Fuel Use, Energy Policy 21. (1995. Determinants of Automobile Energy Use and Energythe baseline evolution of automobile fuel economy in Europe.

Schipper, Lee

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Trouble with Gravity Summary/Review Lecture 7: Spring 2009 Compton Lecture Series  

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energy, and the mass of the black hole decreases to compensate. This is "Hawking radiation of quantum mechanics. · Gravity affects the vacuum energy density ­ According to Newton, gravity affects anything with mass. But according to Einstein, mass is just one form of energy. It follows that gravity

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Automobile Fuel; Economy and CO2 Emissions in Industrialized Countries: Troubling Trends through 2005/6  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Circle of Measuring Automobile Fuel Use, Energy Policy 21. (M. , Dolan, K. , 1993b, Fuel Prices and Economy: Factors1994. New Car Test and Actual Fuel Economy: Yet Another Gap?

Schipper, Lee

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Time of Troubles: The Yen and Japan's Economy, 1985-2008* Maurice Obstfeld  

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productivity levels and the terms of trade, including the price of oil. Since the mid-1990s, the yen's real of the monetary policy cycle. My approach emphasizes the interaction of short-term developments driven by monetary of rapid escalation in the prices of shares and real estate. This "bubble economy" was followed

Sadoulet, Elisabeth

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The trouble with orbits: the Stark effect in the old and the new quantum theory  

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The old quantum theory and Schr\\"odinger's wave mechanics (and other forms of quantum mechanics) give the same results for the line splittings in the first-order Stark effect in hydrogen, the leading terms in the splitting of the spectral lines emitted by a hydrogen atom in an external electric field. We examine the account of the effect in the old quantum theory, which was hailed as a major success of that theory, from the point of view of wave mechanics. First, we show how the new quantum mechanics solves a fundamental problem one runs into in the old quantum theory with the Stark effect. It turns out that, even without an external field, it depends on the coordinates in which the quantum conditions are imposed which electron orbits are allowed in a hydrogen atom. The allowed energy levels and hence the line splittings are independent of the coordinates used but the size and eccentricity of the orbits are not. In the new quantum theory, this worrisome non-uniqueness of orbits turns into the perfectly innocuous non-uniqueness of bases in Hilbert space. Second, we review how the so-called WKB (Wentzel-Kramers-Brillouin) approximation method for solving the Schr\\"odinger equation reproduces the quantum conditions of the old quantum theory amended by some additional half-integer terms. These extra terms remove the need for some arbitrary extra restrictions on the allowed orbits that the old quantum theory required over and above the basic quantum conditions

Anthony Duncan; Michel Janssen

2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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The Utility-Industry Partnership for Economic Development: A Troubled Marriage?  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The electric utilities' relationship with their industrial customers and the importance of the product and services that they offer, uniquely position them as an influential player in the economy of the communities that they serve. Traditionally...

Haeri, M. H.; Shaffer, S.

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Troubled waters : the battle over shipwrecks, treasure and history at the bottom of the sea  

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Though shipwrecks and treasure are deeply seductive to the public, the political, ethical, and scientific geography surrounding these sunken ships is not well publicized, except in cases involving large amounts of money. ...

Baehr, Leslie G. (Leslie Gail)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performing Womens Speech in Early Modern Drama: Troubling Silence, Complicating Voice  

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s comment reminds us of the power of verbal representations to shape behavior, but this view also offers potential space for womens discursive agency, as uneven as those opportunities might have been given womens individual circumstances. Naomi Miller... Fancies ............. 294 Homoeroticism and Performative Space in The Convent of Pleasure .......................................................................................... 313 Epilogue...

Van Note, Beverly Marshall

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Automobile Fuel; Economy and CO2 Emissions in Industrialized Countries: Troubling Trends through 2005/6  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

K. , 1993b, Fuel Prices and Economy: Factors Effecting LandCar Test and Actual Fuel Economy: Yet Another Gap? Transportof automobile fuel economy in Europe. Energy Policy 34 14.

Schipper, Lee

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plastic-lined valves are virtually trouble-free in caustic, acid pipelines  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Chevron renovated the naphthenic acid plant, part of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Refinery of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., in mid-1979. They installed plastic-lined valves in the caustic and acid water piping systems. The valves combine the excellent sealing characteristics of a plug valve with the minimal rotary contact surface and low pressure drop of a butterfly valve. The valve has a molded-in-place PTFE liner resistant to abrasives and corrosives at temperatures of 450/sup 0/F, and is rated for pressures from full vacuum to 150 psi.

Not Available

1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automobile Fuel; Economy and CO2 Emissions in Industrialized Countries: Troubling Trends through 2005/6  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy Savings and CO2 Emissions Implications. J. ofcommitment to reduce CO2 emissions from new passenger carsACEAs Commitment on CO2 Emission Reductions from Passenger

Schipper, Lee

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automobile Fuel; Economy and CO2 Emissions in Industrialized Countries: Troubling Trends through 2005/6  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

s Commitment on CO2 Emission Reductions from Passenger Cars.is a small extra reduction in CO2 emissions per km due to a

Schipper, Lee

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series: Out of Town, Not Out of Trouble: Small Agriculture and Indigenous Communities  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Join Dr. John Wiener, Research Associate, Research Associate, Program on Environment and Society, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado at Boulder and Dr. Julie Maldonado, Lead...

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Deepwater, Deep Ties, Deep Trouble: A State-Corporate Environmental Crime Analysis of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill.  

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?? The 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was one of the worst environmental disasters of all time. Using the concept of state-corporate environmental crime, (more)

Bradshaw, Elizabeth A.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A review of "La Jouissance et le trouble. Recherches sur la littrature chrtienne de lge Classique." by Jacques Le Brun  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

principles to interpret Scripture. Thus is born the new ?science? of Hermeneutics, thanks to the Lutheran theologian J. C. Dannhauer. It will be developed as a part of Logic by Descartes? German disciple, J. Clauberg, who applies it not only...

J. H. Mazaheri

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Procurement Services Forum Minutes July 2011 If you have trouble with any links on this document, then please copy and paste the link in your browser.  

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on August 15th (if budgets are all in order). PCard ­ 90 day lockout ­ the online system will lockout end

Rock, Chris

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The United States has put more CO2 into the atmosphere than anybody else, but without too much trouble we now can take the lead in slowing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of the Greenland ice cap that would raise sea levels and swamp coastal cities. If controls are delayed, aging coal introduced it in a panic after the start of dangerous climate effects, such as an accelerated melting

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Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble1 Gaylord Nelson Retrospective Lecture Series  

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. And with each wind farm, rooftop solar panel, paper recycling facility, bicycle path, and reforestation program, the new economy will be powered by abundant sources of renewable energy: wind, solar, geothermal

Sheridan, Jennifer

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How would I like my coffee? How about doubledouble...TOIL AND TROUBLE! The danger of excess coffee consumption by Joseph Paramagurunathan  

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, osteoporosis is a major disease associated with bone health. While both men and women are susceptible menopause.ii It is therefore important that young women consume large amounts of calcium during

Thompson, Michael

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Operating temperature and the responsivity of split-off band detectors A.G.U. Perera a,*, P.V.V. Jayaweera a  

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to their numerous applications in data communication, fire fighting, electrical circuit trouble shooting

Perera, A. G. Unil

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University of Virginia Athletics & Sports Medicine New Athlete Pre-Participation Health History, 2012-2013  

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NO ______________________________________________________________________ * Do you have trouble breathing, cough, or wheeze during or after exercise? YES

Acton, Scott

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University of Virginia Athletics & Sports Medicine New Student-Athlete Health History 2013-14  

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NO ______________________________________________________________________ · Do you have trouble breathing, cough, or wheeze during or after exercise? YES

Acton, Scott

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SAFETY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Field Trip Name: __________________________ Trip Dates from:_________ to:_________  

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, plant or insect allergies, medical conditions (heart trouble, breathing problems, diabetes, etc.) Do you

Rothman, Daniel

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Campus Recreation Annual Health Update  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

? ____ ____ Marfan's syndrome? ____ ____ 14. Do you cough, wheeze or have trouble 23. Do you want to weight more

Thomas, Andrew

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Inside This Issue Reference Service -2  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

is it Worth? I am having trouble finding data on the solar radiation levels in Southern California. Can you

California at San Diego, University of

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Mary Griffiths Amy Taylor Dan Woynillowicz  

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and Policy Options to Reduce Water Use in Oil and Oil Sands Development in Alberta May 2006 REPORT Technology and Policy Options to Reduce Water Use in Oil and Oil Sands Development in Alberta 1st Edition, Troubling Trends Troubled Waters, Troubling Trends: Technology and Policy Options to Reduce Water Use in Oil

Laughlin, Robert B.

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National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series: Out of Town, Not Out...  

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

Adaptation Forum Webinar Series: Out of Town, Not Out of Trouble: Small Agriculture and Indigenous Communities National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series: Out of Town, Not Out of...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alleviate asthma symptoms Sample Search...  

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of Breath Cold Symptoms Summary: Symptoms Night Time Wakening with trouble breathing Cough Current Asthma Medications: History of: Asthma... S Associated Symptoms: Check any...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acute rheumatic fever Sample Search Results  

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Year Used laxatives... trouble Hay fever Shortness of breath Asthma Pneumonia Chronic cough Tuberculosis Positive tuberculin skin... gallstones Hernia Rectal diseasehemorrhoid...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - asthma inhalation medication Sample Search...  

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of Breath Cold Symptoms Summary: Symptoms Night Time Wakening with trouble breathing Cough Current Asthma Medications: History of: Asthma... Chest: Clear Rales Ronchi Wheeze...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alternaria-sensitive moderate-severe asthma...  

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) ( Severe ** Alb( Albuterol Atr... Symptoms Night Time Wakening with trouble breathing Cough Current Asthma Medications: History of: Asthma... Chest: Clear Rales Ronchi Wheeze...

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WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY Office of Information Technology  

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.......................................................................................................... 13 Searching the SLIC Software Catalog.................................................................................. 19 Updating the EULA Terms and Conditions(s)............................................................................................................. 22 Trouble Entering Your Incident Description

Mohaghegh, Shahab

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aiea assistance services: Topics by E-print Network  

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Help with troubled relationships, depression, stress, emotional concerns, substance abuse, and more We care. Just Christian, Eric 31 The Mobile Robot ARTOS Small Service...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automated sleep-wake staging Sample Search...  

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System Walter Karlen Summary: troubles and disorders, and can reduce health care costs (?). Home monitoring of sleepwake behavior... of sleepwake behavior. Miniature...

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Lesson 38 Exam 3 Review  

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Nov 18, 2013 ... A radio station is having trouble increasing its listening audience, so it decides to start an advertising campaign. It predicts that if they spend $x.

2013-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Transforming everyday life: Islamism and social movement theory  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Littlefield. Goodwin, J. , & Jasper, J. M. (2004b). TroubleIn J. Goodwin & J. M. Jasper (Eds. ), Rethinking socialLittlefield. Goodwin, J. , Jasper, J. M. , & Polletta, F. (

Tu?al, Cihan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shouhuai Xu 2000 1 Password-based Authentication and  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

&AKE FBackground knowledge FPrevious solutions to authentication: The Trouble FBeing implemented proposals: Server FBeing implemented proposals: Server has a cert. FWeaker assumption proposals: Server has no cert

Sandhu, Ravi

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Residential implementation of critical-peak pricing of electricity  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to time-of-day electricity pricing: first empirical results.S. The trouble with electricity markets: understandingresidential peak-load electricity rate structures. Journal

Herter, Karen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argentina privatizaciones crisis Sample...  

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

la Rua... are the giant Brazil, the economically troubled Argentina, and the pioneer of electricity reform, Chile. While... ) auctions in a private environment, Argentina makes a...

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Energy Efficiency -- Home Page  

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

If you are having trouble, call 202-586-8800 for help. Home >Energy Users EEnergy Efficiency Page Energy-Efficiency Measurement MEASUREMENT DISCUSSION: Measures and Policy Issues...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anti-c antibodies diagnosed Sample Search...  

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

trouble diagnosing, and it has been a research hot spot after the neural network, fuzzy logic... immunodominance, the epitope is called a dominant epitope, immunodominance is...

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La dysarthrie dans la maladie de Parkinson F Viallet, B Teston Aix en Provence  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. Parmi les activités motrices, la production de parole met particulièrement en évidence les notions d'autres activités motrices complexes comme les troubles de l'équilibre et de la marche, les troubles de la parole

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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REPORT OF MEDICAL HISTORY DATE OF EXAM  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, growth, cyst, cancer Hernia Hemorrhoids or rectal disease Frequent or painful urination Bed wetting since" or locked knee Foot trouble Nerve Injury Paralysis (including infantile) Epilepsy or seizure Car, train, sea trouble of any sort Periods of unconsciousness Parent/sibling with diabetes, cancer, stroke or heart

Buehrer, R. Michael

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BESNARD, D. & CACITTI, L. (2001). Troubleshooting in mechanics: A heuristic matching process. Cognition, Technology & Work, 3, 150-160.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 BESNARD, D. & CACITTI, L. (2001). Troubleshooting in mechanics: A heuristic matching process. Cognition, Technology & Work, 3, 150-160. TROUBLE-SHOOTING IN MECHANICS : A HEURISTIC MATCHING PROCESS with expert operators' reasoning processes in trouble-shooting. We want to know more about the information

Newcastle upon Tyne, University of

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The Chicago VOC trading system : the consequences of market design for performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Chicago cap-and-trade approach to regulating stationary source VOC emissions in the Chicago ozone non-attainment area is a pioneering program that could set a precedent for other urban areas troubled by high ozone ...

Kosobud, Richard F.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First Name: ___________________________ Last Name: ______________________________ Email (required): ______________________ Address:_________________________________  

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):_________________ ______________________ (fax):_________________ ( ) history of heart disease or heart attack ( ) heart trouble or transplant any of the following? Please check all that apply. Chart B. ACSM risk factors for coronary heart

Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

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Words of Wisdom for Young Women | GE Global Research  

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

invaluable in devising solutions to problems with which others have had trouble (even aliens). For me, the challenge of the puzzle, to be able to devise elegantly simple solutions...

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Comparison of Current LCD Tracking Options  

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Comparison of Current LCD Tracking Options Bruce Schumm Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics for new S design (pattern recognition, resolution) S detector in real trouble at low angle w/out beam

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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A shallow water model for the numerical simulation of overland flow on surfaces with ridges and furrows  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

induces problems at watershed scale for soil conservation (decrease of soil thickness by erosion, nutrient (drinking water) and sustainability of aquatic ecosystems (chemical pollution). These troubles can be prevented by watershed management. Improving watershed management in relationships with overland flow

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27Student Life Student Life  

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26 III Student LIfe #12;27Student Life Student Life The student conduct. The University over the years has adopted rules and regulations coveringacademicmattersandstudentdeportment. But if students conduct themselves honorably at all times, they will have little trouble

Dresden, Gregory

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WINDExchange Webinar: Wind Energy and Eagles: The Problem, the...  

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

Participant passcode: 3869930 Web Access URL: https:www.mymeetings.comncjoin.php?iRW3109386&p3869930&tc If you have trouble with the above link, try going to this...

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Administrator Guide version 3.0.2  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Records 10.0 Logging 10.1 Job Logging 11.0 TroubleShooting 11.1 Troubleshooting 11.2 Compute Node Health, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective companies

Prinz, Friedrich B.

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United States Department of  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1957 to 1961 Rothermel was employed by the General Electric Co. in the aircraft nuclear propulsion he was employed at Douglas Aircraft Co. as a designer and trouble shooter in the armament group. From

Clements, Craig

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Forensic Software Engineering: Taking the guesswork out of testing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

" is that it assumes you know what you are looking for, as in mining for gold, or mining for uranium. When you plunge ..." says it all. Too often we see "Data mining" used in computing, but the trouble with "mining

Hatton, Les

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Regional parking fee : a potential funding source for transit?  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

From a regional mobility perspective, Chicagoland is in serious trouble. The current Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) funding shortfall is just the most recent evidence of major flaws in the region's transit governance and ...

Misiak, Jodie Mercer

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HAS 222d Spring 2009 Out: Tues 19 May  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

commercially and sold to us.. Electricity has long been a mixture of public and private utilities. We have seen (Enron...) how `commodification' of electricity distribution can lead to trouble. Earlier native

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Medical History Questionnaire This form is voluntary. You may ignore it, complete parts of it, or fill it out fully. It is intended solely for  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Allergy High Blood Pressure Jaundice Gout High Blood Fats Stroke Alcoholism Asthma Cancer Neuritis Frequent or severe headache Gall bladder trouble (gallstones) Paralysis (include infantile, growth, cyst, cancer Depression or excessive worry Chronic or frequent colds Rupture/hernia Loss

Russell, Lynn

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The Climate Policy Narrative for a Dangerously Warming World  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

It is time to acknowledge that global average temperatures will likely rise above the 2 C policy target and consider how that deeply troubling prospect should affect priorities for communicating and managing the risks of a dangerously warming climate.

Sanford, Todd [Union of Concerned Scientists] [Union of Concerned Scientists; Frumhoff, Peter [Union of Concerned Scientists] [Union of Concerned Scientists; Luers, Amy [Skoll Global Threats Fund] [Skoll Global Threats Fund; Gulledge, Jay [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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15 Hours and 59 Minutes Story on Page 26  

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addressed the troubling disappearance of honeybees -- leading to questions of what it may mean to humankind about the consequences of loss of plants or loss of pollinators." VIDEO Watch Krissa Skogen '08 Ph

Holsinger, Kent

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Permanence : aligning architecture, nuclear waste, and the Public  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Permanence is intended as a provocation to question the current relationship of time and architecture. Architecture has always had a relationship with time, but historically this relationship has been troubled. In 2013 we ...

Maher, John, III (John Edward)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Iron and Steel Energy Intensities  

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

If you are having trouble, call 202-586-8800 for help. Home > >Energy Users > Energy Efficiency Page > Iron and Steel Energy Intensities First Use of Energy Blue Bullet First Use...

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Air Sealing Your Home | Department of Energy  

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for air leaks in common trouble spots in your home. What does this mean for me? Save money and energy by air sealing your house. Caulking and weatherstripping are simple,...

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Russia's Wild Wild South: Two Tales of Economic Woes, Political Corruption and Spreading Insurgent Violence in Ingushetia and Dagestan  

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The Northern Caucasus has been a troubled region for the Russian Federation for nearly two decades. In the 1990s, two wars took place in Chechnya and violence spread into the neighboring republics of Ingushetia and Dagestan. ...

Grandstaff, John M.

2011-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Molten-Salt Depleted-Uranium Reactor  

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The supercritical, reactor core melting and nuclear fuel leaking accidents have troubled fission reactors for decades, and greatly limit their extensive applications. Now these troubles are still open. Here we first show a possible perfect reactor, Molten-Salt Depleted-Uranium Reactor which is no above accident trouble. We found this reactor could be realized in practical applications in terms of all of the scientific principle, principle of operation, technology, and engineering. Our results demonstrate how these reactors can possess and realize extraordinary excellent characteristics, no prompt critical, long-term safe and stable operation with negative feedback, closed uranium-plutonium cycle chain within the vessel, normal operation only with depleted-uranium, and depleted-uranium high burnup in reality, to realize with fission nuclear energy sufficiently satisfying humanity long-term energy resource needs, as well as thoroughly solve the challenges of nuclear criticality safety, uranium resource insuffic...

Dong, Bao-Guo; Gu, Ji-Yuan

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE ECONOMICS OF NUCLEAR REACTORS: RENAISSANCE OR RELAPSE?  

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THE ECONOMICS OF NUCLEAR REACTORS: RENAISSANCE OR RELAPSE? MARK COOPER SENIOR FELLOW FOR ECONOMIC Findings Approach Hope and Hype vs. Reality in Nuclear Reactor Costs The Economic Cost of Low Carbon. INTRODUCTION 10 A. The Troubling History of Nuclear Reactor Costs B. Purpose and Outline II. THE STRUCTURE

Laughlin, Robert B.

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AN ELECTRICAL OXYGEN-TEMPERATURE METER  

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426 AN ELECTRICAL OXYGEN-TEMPERATURE METER FOR FISHERY BIOLOGISTS SEP 2 1196: vuUiJo HIM. . SPECIAL and Wildlife, Daniel H. Janzen, Director AN ELECTRICAL OXYGEN-TEMPERATURE METER FOR FISHERY BIOLOGISTS -temperature meter 11 Maintenance and trouble -shooting 12 #12;AN ELECTRICAL OXYGEN-TEMPERATURE METER

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-./012&3)45&%$6'&78 -.//$9$).:);$573/)<$(&=&5$  

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Cardiovascular Disease (heart trouble, heart attack, angina, coronary insufficiency, coronary occlusion, FIC/derrame cerebral Heart Attack Ataque al corazón FIC)JC&K DL)JD.K If yes, when? Si es así, ¿cuando padecido alguna vez de alguna de las siguientes enfermedades o problemas? Damaged heart valves

Grishok, Alla

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LSU FACULTY DENTAL PRACTICE MEDICAL HISTORY FORM  

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disease Y N Frequent or recurring mouth sores Y N Heart trouble, heart attack, angina , arteriosclerosis?............................................................................................................................................Yes No 11. Do you have or have you had any of the following diseases or problems? Damaged heart valves, artificial valves, heart murmur or pacemaker Y N Hepatitis, jaundice or liver disease Y N Rheumatic heart

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Leica-Inverted-2 -1-Short instructions Short instructions for the Leica-Inverted-2  

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Leica-Inverted-2 -1- Short instructions Short instructions for the Leica-Inverted-2 Version 230307 off the system Page 8 8. Trouble shooting Page 10 #12;Leica-Inverted-2 -2- Short instructions 1. Laser;Leica-Inverted-2 -3- Short instructions 2. General guidelines 1. Lab rules: This room is a S2 laboratory

Manstein, Dietmar J.

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He ascended into heaven Wilson Poon, St. Peter's, Luton Place, Edinburgh, 24th  

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power of Christmas, which coincides with mid-Winter, when the whole of Northern Europe is looking importance still survive all over Europe. For example, if you go to Bruges in Belgium on Ascension Day, you the dead, and the Holy Spirit was given in a fan fair of flames and rushing wind. The trouble

Poon, Wilson

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Week 31, Local Experiences Here's Jeff at the helm.  

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father of Alex's friend Johnnie) invited me out for some fishing on the ocean. We left from Karitane Point on his boat and had no trouble getting into fish; Jeff knew some spots. We caught some blue cod and several of another kind of fish whose name escapes me. We also saw a school of about 100 dolphins

Bardsley, John

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Investigating Social Conflicts Linked to Water Resources through Agent-Based  

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would increase significantly but the local troubles linked to the lack of water resources 1Investigating Social Conflicts Linked to Water Resources through Agent-Based Modelling Mehdi, natural resources and water resources in particular are likely to be one of the major origins of social

Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

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Identification of inhibitors of N5 -carboxyaminoimidazole ribonucleotide  

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-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) found that approximately 19,000 individuals die each year from this disease- tions are responsible for longer hospital stays and higher health- care costs.4 Historically, MRSA an increase in community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA).5 CA-MRSA infections are especially troubling because

Holden, Hazel

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder  

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or seeing something that's upsetting and dangerous can cause PTSD. This can include: Being a victim to be upset when something bad happens to you or someone you know. But if you feel afraid and upset weeks that can cause PTSD. Talk to your doctor if you are troubled by something that happened to you or someone

Bandettini, Peter A.

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Managing Adrenal Insufficiency This information was developed by the  

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, and water in the body. What is adrenal insufficiency? Adrenal insufficiency means that there is not enough. Causes of permanent AI include the following: Addison's Disease Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH. Children with AI who have trouble swal lowing pills can take Florinef tablets dis solved in water

Rau, Don C.

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RFAR installation for Buildings 703, 712, 747, 748 and 1163  

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This document is to certify the installation and testing of the Radio Fire Alarm Reporting box (RFAR). The Hanford Fire Dept. will be notified of troubles via RFAR. The document outlines prerequisites, necessary equipment, and the fire alarm system test to insure the system is operating correctly.

Ferry, M.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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5 SEPTEMBER 2014 VOL 345 ISSUE 6201 1097SCIENCE sciencemag.org 5 SEPTEMBER 2014 VOLUME 345 ISSUE 6201  

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SHRINKS TROUBLED CENTER Japan's developmental biology powerhouse brought to knees by misconduct PERSPECTIVES 1116 GREENLAND DEGLACIATION PUZZLES Nitrogen isotope data help to resolve puzzling observations phenotype diversity needs to catch up with genomic data By D. Zamir REPORT P. 1181 1125 APPLYING SCIENTIFIC

Napp, Nils

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ACEEE Int. J. on Electrical and Power Engineering, Vol. 02, No. 01, Feb 2011 2011 ACEEE  

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as other power systems troubles such as damping of voltage oscillations . The basic principle of active the load current, harmonics and voltage oscillations. This is called unified power quality conditioner; its.IJEPE.02.01.78 36 Design of UPQC with Minimization of DC Link voltage for the Improvement of Power

Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

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A review of "Sir John Harington and the Book as Gift." by Jason Scott-Warren  

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all be grateful for the delicacy, wisdom, and insight with which he has treated this troubling topic. Jason Scott-Warren. Sir John Harington and the Book as Gift. Ox- ford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. xii + 273 pp. Review by EUGENE D...

Eugene D. Hill

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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84 ISSUES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY he federal government  

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a decline in federal energy R&D of 18 percent by 2009. Meanwhile, and arguably most troubling, the lack National Com- mission on Energy Policy each recom- mended that federal R&D spending be doubled sug- gests that a serious federal commit- ment to energy R&D could yield dra- matic results. Using

Kammen, Daniel M.

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Geothermal drilling problems and their impact on cost  

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Historical data are presented that demonstrate the significance of unexpected problems. In extreme cases, trouble costs are the largest component of well costs or severe troubles can lead to abandonment of a hole. Drilling experiences from US geothermal areas are used to analyze the frequency and severity of various problems. In addition, average trouble costs are estimated based on this analysis and the relationship between trouble and depth is discussed. The most frequent drilling and completion problem in geothermal wells is lost circulation. This is especially true for resources in underpressured, fractured formations. Serious loss of circulation can occur during drilling - because of this, the producing portions of many wells are drilled with air or aerated drilling fluid and the resulting corrosion/erosion problems are tolerated - but it can also affect the cementing of well casing. Problems in bonding the casing to the formation result from many other causes as well, and are common in geothermal wells. Good bonds are essential because of the possibility of casing collapse due to thermal cycling during the life of the well. Several other problems are identified and their impacts are quantified and discussed.

Carson, C.C.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cover image analysing the response of graphene  

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: Lessons to be learned Andreas Trabesinger 7 reduced-dimensional systems: Probe for electronic Life and mysterious Disappearance of ettore majorana, the troubled genius of the nuclear age by João 5 Quantum many-body physics: Confinement in a quantum magnet Martin Greiter 6 Science education

Loss, Daniel

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Causation, Association and Confirmation Gregory Wheeler1  

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the hypothesis that they got food poisoning from that restaurant. The hypothesis explains the evidence because-occurrence of their Tuesday stomach trouble is no evidence at all for restaurant induced food poisoning; the explanation the food served by the restaurant is a common cause of the five separate stomach ailments. Alternatively

Spirtes, Peter

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SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY Campus Directory General Telephone Information (2/8/13) i  

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SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY Campus Directory General Telephone Information (2/8/13) i TABLE OF CONTENTS.......................................................................................................................... 5 · Trouble/Repair Calls · Name Changes · Voice Mail Queries · Campus Telephone Directory · Telus...................................................................................................................................... 8 · Long Distance Directory Assistance · Direct Distance Dialing (DDD) · Difficulties Placing Long

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Monomethylmercury concentrations on the eastern Texas-Louisiana shelf during the formation, peak, and disappearance of hypoxia  

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their time and support. Thanks to everyone in the LOER mercury lab. Thanks especially to Ron Lehman who coached me through my analytical troubles, and made working in the lab every day an enjoyable experience. Thanks also to Dr. Key-Young Choe, who.............................................................................................................. 1 Environmental Parameters Controlling Methylation ............................. 3 Site Description....................................................................................... 7 Mercury in the Gulf of Mexico...

Keach, Sara Elizabeth

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Big stakes for Indonesia and the world The Jakarta Post ,  

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Big stakes for Indonesia and the world The Jakarta Post , 9 January 2014, 925 words, English Indonesia, heretofore the famously troubled country and hypothetically hopeless archipelago of countless ambassador: For KM, Indonesia is a developing nation with immense promise and strategic importance

Chaudhuri, Sanjay

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The Graduate Center BUSINESS OFFICE ADVISORY  

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. The Purchasing and Accounts Payable Offices have developed a CUNYfirst Requisition and Receipt training manual. If you would like a copy of the manual you can stop by the Purchasing Office or send an email request Purchasing to schedule a time when you would like to come to the office. If you are having trouble accessing

Johnson Jr.,, Ray

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Gone Rogue: An Analysis of Rogue Security Software Campaigns (Invited Paper)  

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victims. A troubling, recent example of this trend is cyber- criminals distributing rogue security or no protection. While the technical and economical aspects of rogue security software (e.g., its distribution programs are distributed by cyber- criminals to generate a financial profit. In fact, after the initial

Yang, Junfeng

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InsideIllinoisJan. 20, 2011 Vol. 30, No. 13  

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-year moratorium on Gulf oil drilling is an unwise decision. PAGE 7 I N D E X A MINUTE WITH ... TM 4 ACHIEVEMENTS 9 with Nosema bombi, an intracel- lular parasite known to afflict some species of bumble bees in Europe. The new of, we could be in trouble." u Graphic by Janet Sinn-Hanlon of the Imaging Technology Center, Beckman

Lewis, Jennifer

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Printed from: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/cd20294a-2000-11e1-8662-00144feabdc0.html Print a single copy of this article for personal use. Contact us if you wish to print more to distribute to others.  

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of the 2007 assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) conspiring to keep peer their views on the subject of hurricanes and climate change. This exchange, and others, revealed scientists organisations that represent the authority of science in public settings. Denial of the troubling issues raised

Colorado at Boulder, University of

104

PAIN SCALES (ATTACHMENT A)  

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TOTAL SCORE: ADD INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT SCORES TO DETERMINE THE TOTAL PAIN SCORE. TOTAL THE 5 CATEGORIES FOR TOTAL PAIN SCORE. MAXIMUM SCORE = 10/10. Reference: Merkel SJ, et al. The FLACC: A Behavioral Pain Scale or groan. Low level speech with a negative or disapproving quality. Repeated troubled calling out. Loud

Oliver, Douglas L.

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Managing Software Development for Global Health  

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refrigeration. Cold chain description · Storage of vaccines from national level to point of delivery · Manage · The Cold Chain · National Vaccine Forecasting · CCEM 1.0: In house development · CCEM 2.1: Out sourcing and was in serious trouble · Applying software industry best practices is leading to a positive outcome 3

Anderson, Richard

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Managing Software Development for Global Health  

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too much refrigeration. #12;Cold chain description · Storage of vaccines from national level to pointManaging Software Development for Global Health Richard Anderson #12;Outline · PATH · The Cold and was in serious trouble · Applying software industry best practices is leading to a positive outcome 3/10/2010 CSE

Anderson, Richard

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T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A V O L U M E 4 9 | N U M B E R 3 | M A R C H 6 , 2 0 0 3 UBC REPORTS  

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ecosystem. Scientist Predicts Ocean Fisheries Disaster Daniel Pauly says we are destroying world fish stocks over troubled waters, says UBC Fisheries Centre Prof. Daniel Pauly, a vocal and influential critic these resources for no reason," he says. "This systematic overfishing will soon leave nothing in the ocean

Farrell, Anthony P.

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vol 49 ( 2011) pages 4710 4718 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2011.06.075  

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continuous nickel (Ni) nanorods inside the hollow cavity of car bon nanofibers (CNFs), thus forming troubles for CNT separation in the following steps. On the other hand, metal particles/nano rods it challenging to synthesize continuous metal nanorods/nano wires in vertically aligned CNTs

Boyer, Edmond

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Skeletal Muscle as a Mechanism for Peripheral Regulation of Voluntary Physical Activity  

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.6 Suggested Mechanism for Blood Clot Formation and Cardiac Death???.76 4.7 Solution to Fatal Vivo-morpholinos ??????????????????????78 V CONCLUSIONS?????????????????????????????????..???????..79 REFERENCES..., specifically Mike Wiggs and Kevin Shimkus for their help in trouble shooting the western blot technique. viii NOMENCLATURE Mouse Gene Italicized First Letter Capitalized (ex: Glut4) Human Gene ALL CAPITALIZED ITALICIZED (ex: GLUT4) Mouse...

Ferguson, David Paul

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Associated Students Employment Opportunity Announcement SALARY AND BENEFITS  

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and related components. Performs minor landscape maintenance and custodial duties, provides operations support, modification, fabrication, welding, and installation. Duties also include trouble shooting, maintenance, and serves as a liaison between SDSU Physical Plant as needed. Completes maintenance and repair at Scripps

Gallo, Linda C.

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Published as Feature Article: 12 July 2013 Healing Egypt: Three Steps to Unify the Nation  

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1 Published as Feature Article: 12 July 2013 Healing Egypt: Three Steps to Unify the Nation Op by stopping U.S. aid to Egypt. The picture is not this simple, and the current situation is more than a coup troubled Middle East. The real question is: What can be done for Egypt in its democratic transition

Zewail, Ahmed

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April 27, 2009 Message to the USC Community  

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and pains, sore throats, coughing and trouble breathing. "Some people have also reported diarrhea, nose, or mouth, as these are pathways for spread of germs. · Cover your mouth and nose when you cough feel sick. · If you are ill with fever and other symptoms of flu like cough and sore throat, see

Southern California, University of

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Hillsborough County Cooperative Extension Service  

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much trouble is it to remove the blade? is it easy to check and change the oil? are parts and repairs colored handles make hand tools easier to find if you lay them down in the grass or shrubbery SPRAY TANKS disconnect the spark plug when working on any mower DON'T use alcohol / ethanol enriched gas in your

Jawitz, James W.

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Page 1 of 2 CREATING AN ANNOUNCEMENT IN ANGEL  

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to modify. As always, if you have trouble with Angel, email your respective help desk. In the case't use Control-V or "right click" and "paste." Instead, go to the Save icon in the tool bar and choose

Collins, Gary S.

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Wi$eUp Credit in a Money Worldwww.wiseupwomen.org 4-1 Credit in a Money World  

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Wi$eUp ­ Credit in a Money Worldwww.wiseupwomen.org 4-1 Chapter 4. Credit in a Money World It Current Debt Status How you use credit can make your money management system function smoothly or keep you education, or a vehicle. Real Life, Real Money Ramona couldn't understand why she was having trouble "making

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Values at Play: Design Tradeoffs in Socially-Oriented Game Design  

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the principle of integrating values into systems are likely to have trouble applying standard design software design--is a set of explicit pointers to guide design whose successful endpoint is the reliableValues at Play: Design Tradeoffs in Socially-Oriented Game Design Mary Flanagan Tiltfactor Lab

Lawrie, Dawn J.

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Predicting Hedge Fund Fraud Nicolas P.B. Bollen  

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, and SIFR. Utpal Bhattacharya, Gerry Martin, Jacob Sagi, and Harvey Westbrook also provided useful comments The SEC's 2008 complaint against two Bear Stearns hedge fund managers, for example, charges with prior legal trouble are significantly more likely to bear these operational risks, and are more likely

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Deciphering the measured ratios of Iodine-131 to Cesium-137 at the Fukushima reactors  

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We calculate the relative abundance of the radioactive isotopes Iodine-131 and Cesium-137 produced by nuclear fission in reactors and compare it with data taken at the troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. The ratio of radioactivities of these two isotopes can be used to obtain information about when the nuclear reactions terminated.

T. Matsui

2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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The analysis of the Conde de Tolosa and the Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe olive jar assemblage  

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recovered in the New World. Analysis of these containers imparts a wealth of information critical to the understanding of this widely used and diffused ceramic type. Besides revealing a previously unreported form the study suggests needed changes in both.... A. , for his time and trouble with maps, provenience and general information; to all the people of the Domincan Republic for their buenas aventuras and smiles given during our stay on the island; to all my friends, colleagues and professors, who...

James, Stephen Robert

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder  

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? living through or seeing something that's upsetting and dangerous can cause PTSD. This can include: Being. It's natural to be upset when something bad happens to you or someone you know. But if you feel;· · · · · · · · · · · · There are many other things that can cause PTSD. Talk to your doctor if you are troubled by something

Bandettini, Peter A.

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Object-oriented development of EMS maintenance and documentation tools  

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This paper describes the use of an object-oriented application framework to implement a PC-based tool kit for use by EMS software support personnel in software maintenance activities including training, documentation development, and trouble-analysis. In addition to a description of the development of the underlying code which provides the tool kit functionality, the paper describes the steps necessary to instantiate the tool kit on a given EMS subsystem.

Sanders, C.W. [Entergy Services, Inc., Pine Bluff, AR (United States). Power System Operations Dept.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Le syndrome de Down, plus communment connu sous l'appellation de trisomie 21 s'accompagne trs souvent de pathologies que l'on  

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Le syndrome de Down, plus communément connu sous l'appellation de «trisomie 21» s'accompagne très les personnes atteintes d'un syndrome de Down. L'étude ciblée et spécifique du chromosome 21 a révélé toute la population. La cardiopathie est un trouble fréquent du syndrome de Down. Si la présence d

Rochaix, Jean-David

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A Versatile and Powerful Simulator for Design, Advanced Control and Expert Systems  

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and powerful steady state simulator which has been satisfactorily applied to both on-line and off-line applications for plant utility and other process systems. Designated as MASSBAL MK II, the simulator has a unique architecture, menu/and or graphic... optimization Process synthesis Start-up,shut-down,on-line changes Training Debugging, trouble-shooting and monitoring Control Plantwide control, scheduling and Economic management [1] MASSBAL MK II was developed over a two-year period by SACDA...

Schindler, H. E.; Leaver, E. W.; Shewchuk, C. F.

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Laboratory manual for salt-mixing test in 37- and 217-pin bundles. [LMFBR  

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This laboratory manual deals with the procedure employed during salt tracer experiments used in evaluating the hydraulic characteristics of a rod bundle. A description of the standard equipment used is given together with the details of manufacture of probes used for detecting the salt concentration. Details of the bundle construction have been excluded as they are availble in the reference cited. An attempt has been made to point out potential trouble areas and procedures.

Chan, Y.N.; Todreas, N.E.

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rock Chalk Report, May 7, 2014  

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Trouble seeing something? view it online or To unsubscribe, click here or send an email to: unsubscribe- 87@pacmail.em.marketinghq.net. May 7, 2014 Rock Chalk Report The Official Newsletter of Kansas Athletics... an email to: unsubscribe-87@pacmail.em.marketinghq.net. 2014, University of Kansas. The team names, logos and uniform designs are registered trademarks of the teams indicated. No logos, photographs or graphics in this email may be reproduced without...

2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrating Energy Markets: Does Sequencing Matter?  

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the nuclear power stations: the aging Magnox stations, the more modern Advanced Gas Cooled Reactors, whose earlier troubled history of delays appeared to have ended around 1990, and one PWR under construction. All these nuclear plant were inflexible and ran... : National Power, PowerGen, and Nuclear Electric. All except Nuclear Electric were privatized, although the modern stations of Nuclear Electric were subse- quently sold as British Energy in 1996. Nuclear Electric, as its name suggests, contained all...

Neuhoff, Karsten; Newbery, David

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The World of Dark Shadows Issue 15  

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" he an.w.red br\\Uqua lI* ~han dOD't troUble,' .be an.pped back. "Thank the captain but t.ll h1a I'd rather .ta1 wbere I . -SUit ,oura.lt," be .ald, ahruss.d and turned to go. Wait, ple.... Betore ;you go, oould you get that book tor ? pel...

Multiple Contributors

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A review of "Autobiography in Early Modern England" by Adam Smyth  

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, burial notices of women and placeless individuals?strangers, vagrants, the unemployed?tend to be more descriptive than that of men with a secure social position. ese ?thicker records for the marginal? both grant them a textual prominence and ?mar...[k] them out, as, precisely, marginal, troubling, unstable? (172). Smyth also considers how the plague encouraged more narrative record-keeping, with some burial notices sliding into mini-biographies. 179 #31;#30;#29;#30;#28;#27;#30;#30;#28...

Trettien, Whitney Anne

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

A game of chess  

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of the main character's relationship with Leslie, a woman with an uncertain past and a troubled present. Because it is told from a retrospective first person perspective, much of the story is devoted to revealing the narrator's dilemma. Midway through... the story it is clear that Leslie's immediate problem is heroin addiction, and by the end of the story, the reader knows the scope of her addiction and how seriously it has affected the narrator. The narrator's cellmate -- Rooke -- serves as a central...

Gayle, Chad A

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The problem of Creole loyalty and the Burr Conspiracy  

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was particularly unfortunate, Jefferson felt, as he saw few other points of contention at the time with that nation. France posed a much greater threat than Spain, which was in decline, and however truculent its behavior, was thought to be so weak... it was with the understanding that the troubled territories of Spain were to receive the sanctifying touch of modern enlightenment ? to be freed from the bonds of mediaevalism. The Creoles had indeed lived under such a regime, and for years after coming into the Union were...

Beauchamp, Michael Kelly

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

A review of "The Civil Wars After 1660: Public Remembering in Late Stuart England" by Matthew Neufield  

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about the present and future than the past. Neufield utilizes a narrowly defined analysis of how a small po- litical nation used its changing memory of the Civil Wars to remove itself from the Puritan inclination that caused all of the troubles... the loosening of pre-publication censorship that allowed for this increase in volume while demonstrating the growing distance between the past and the present. All of this leads to the publication of John Walkers The Suffering of the Clergy in 1714. Here...

Reese, Ty M.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Fuzzy logic enhanced speed control of an indirect field-oriented induction machine drive  

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Field orientation control (FOC) of induction machines has permitted fast transient response by decoupled torque and flux control. However, field orientation detuning caused by parameter variations is a major difficulty for indirect FOC methods. Traditional probability density function (PID) controllers have trouble meeting a wide range of speed tracking performance even when proper field orientation is achieved. PID controller performance is severely degraded when detuning occurs. This paper presents a fuzzy logic design approach that can meet the speed tracking requirements even when detuning occurs. Computer simulations and experimental results obtained via a general-purpose digital signal processor (DSP) system are presented.

Heber, B.; Xu, L.; Tang, Y. [Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering] [Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of the 1991 Socioeconomic Energy Research and Analysis Conference  

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These proceedings analyze US energy policy as it pertains to minority groups. Example topics include: Economic impacts of the National Energy Strategy on minority and majority households, Utility measures to assist payment-troubled customers, Equity impacts of controlling energy usage through market-based versus regulatory approaches, Technical and planning support for the DOE-HUD initiative for energy efficiency in housing, an analysis of residential energy consumption and expenditures by minority households by home type and housing vintage, and methodical issues in evaluating integrated least cost planning programs.

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1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

T-Negative Issue 18  

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/7) was Galileo, and that the term "Galileo Seven" was used as the title of the episode to refer to the ~assengers of the wrecked shuttle (Spock, cCoy, Scott, Boma, Gaetano, Latimer, and Mears) in the same sense as "The Catonsville Nine" refers..., and discussing the pos sibility of asking Engineer Scott to give the Queen a hand with some trouble they'd had in their drive alignment, checking with Scott that he didn't mind, recording his log report .??? If Spock had not been a Vulcan, he would have...

Multiple Contributors

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Interstat Issue 23  

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galactically handsome face splattered from here to Disney World! Scott: (spitting out his chipped teeth) Didn't the frront of the van say -14- Carol M. Armour The Third STAR TREK Fan Fund ended as of 7/16/79 2820 lone St. when I sent a check for $585... of trouble". -2- Kirk: Say what? (rattling his head) Say what? Scott: (taking Kirk's arm, still determined to find their way up) Say, 'Dodge', Captain. Say 'Dodge!' Arm in arm, Kirk and Scotty stumble off, red and gold entwined in friend ship. Did they make...

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Final Project Report - ARM CLASIC CIRPAS Twin Otter Aerosol  

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The NOAA/ESRL/GMD aerosol group made three types of contributions related to airborne measurements of aerosol light scattering and absorption for the Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC) in June 2007 on the Twin Otter research airplane operated by the Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Studies (CIRPAS). GMD scientists served as the instrument mentor for the integrating nephelometer and particle soot absorption photometer (PSAP) on the Twin Otter during CLASIC, and were responsible for (1) instrument checks/comparisons; (2) instrument trouble shooting/repair; and (3) data quality control (QC) and submittal to the archive.

John A. Ogren

2010-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

137

Alfalfa Root Rot.  

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. ........................ .Assistant in Chemil Texas Agtriaultutral Expe~iment Station. ALFALFA ROOT ROT A comparatively new trouble which occurs in growing alfalfa is the tendency to die in spots which has been reported from various sections of the state. By many this has been..., as fairly expressing the experience of all who have tried to grow alfalfa under similar conditions, is one of \\Villiam~on county's most progressive and ener- getic farmers, and on:! who ha3 taken a great interest in alfalfa. H:: mritea as follom.3 fro...

Curtis, Geo. W.

1892-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Would Counseling/Treatment Cost Me My Security Clearance?  

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Everyone tangles, from time to time, with stress- or depression-causing influences, such as grief or divorce. Usually people can cope with such feelings and recapture a general sense of well-being. At other times, someone may want to seek expert advice and counseling when a problem becomes particularly troubling or long-lasting. In such instances, counseling is a good course of action to take. In fact, delaying or failing to seek assistance may cause feelings of despair or stress to get worse.

139

Angel in the Dark  

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/HE SHRILL OF the telephone splintered through Doyle's dream like a bullet through glass. He sat straight up, grabbing the gun on the bedside table, but the room was dark and empty of any presence save his own. The phone rang again. Doyle groaned.... Not Bodie. Not again. He let out his breath in a sigh and put the gun aside to grope for the receiver. "Doyle." "Hello, sunshine." "Not so loud, will you?" Doyle said, lifting the handset away from his ear. "Trouble?" "No. All quiet on the Western...

Thomas

2013-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

140

LEED Conference in the Production Home Building Realm  

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CATEE 2013 LEED Certification in the Production Homebuilding Realm Steve Saunders Tempo Partners, Inc. ESL-KT-13-12-06 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 Problem: We do not communicate... effectively! ESL-KT-13-12-06 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 We Suggest Big Troubles Ahead! Unless all governments invest large sums in hope for unprovable and (very) long term benefits. ESL-KT-13...

Saunders, S.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

The Business of Selling Electronic Documents  

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The music industry has huge troubles adapting to the new technologies. As many pointed out, when copying music is essentially free and socially accepted it becomes increasingly tempting for users to infringe copyrights and copy music from one person to another. The answer of the music industry is to outlaw a majority of citizens. This article describes how the music industry should reinvent itself and adapt to a world where the network is ubiquitous and exchanging information is essentially free. It relies on adapting prices to the demand and lower costs of electronic documents in a dramatic way.

Manuel Oriol

2009-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

142

Cockroaches ... Recognition and Control.  

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,500 species of cockroaches exist in the world today, with 55 species known to live in the U.S. In Texas, only five species are really trouble some in homes and other buildings. The other cock roach species are not found in Texas or they breed and live... , approach of cold weather, they move in masses into homes and other buildings. In buildings, these cock roaches inhabit high moisture areas such as sewers, drains and dark, damp basements. They somewhat restrict their activities to the ground or below...

Hamman, Philip J.; Turney H.A.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Southern Enclave Issue 4  

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that as an ?out? to explain the contention in the novel that he is being used by others. I think per haps the most important element there is the ?massive organs of commerce.? These are the vast units that control great wealth and the galactic market... with the Alliance. After all, the Alliance is just a force of the Old Repub lic which caused all the trouble in the first place. These elements--probably a few impoverished worlds and laborer groups --may form their own resistance movement. It is not uncommon...

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Edison cabinets  

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145

Edison is Back and Faster  

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146

Edison is Back and Faster  

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147

Edison's Desk Blog | GE Global Research  

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148

Edison, NERSC's Cray XC30 System  

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149

Edoardo Apra | EMSL  

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150

Education - Students | Jefferson Lab  

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151

Education Grants  

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152

Education Opportunities  

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153

Education Staff Directory | Argonne National Laboratory  

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154

Education and Outreach Mini-Grant deadline | Photosynthetic Antenna  

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155

Education and Strategic Research Collaborations  

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156

Education and Strategic Research Collaborations  

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157

Education | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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158

Education | The Ames Laboratory  

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159

Educational Materials | Savannah River Ecology Laboratory Environmental  

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160

Educational Outreach | Nuclear Science | ORNL  

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161

Educational Outreach | ornl.gov  

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162

Educational Programs  

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163

Educational Programs | Argonne National Laboratory  

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164

Whistling in the dark - inside South Africa's power crisis  

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State-owned Eskom has a near-monopoly on power generation in South Africa. Though one might think government control would make the business of managing power supplies easier, the story of Eskom's recent troubles shows that state ownership, in and of itself, is neither the problem nor the solution. More important than ownership structure are policy and planning decisions that take the long view. Eskom's cautionary tale should remind those involved in the power industry anywhere in the world that, to vary a disclosure from the financial sector that too few have paid attention to, past performance is not a guarantee of future success. 8 figs.

Patel, S.

2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

165

Radioactive and other environmental threats to the United States and the Arctic resulting from past Soviet activities  

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Earlier this year the Senate Intelligence Committee began to receive reports from environmental and nuclear scientists in Russia detailing the reckless nuclear waste disposal practices, nuclear accidents and the use of nuclear detonations. We found that information disturbing to say the least. Also troubling is the fact that 15 Chernobyl style RBMK nuclear power reactors continue to operate in the former Soviet Union today. These reactors lack a containment structure and they`re designed in such a way that nuclear reaction can actually increase when the reactor overheats. As scientists here at the University of Alaska have documented, polar air masses and prevailing weather patterns provide a pathway for radioactive contaminants from Eastern Europe and Western Russia, where many of these reactors are located. The threats presented by those potential radioactive risks are just a part of a larger Arctic pollution problem. Every day, industrial activities of the former Soviet Union continue to create pollutants. I think we should face up to the reality that in a country struggling for economic survival, environment protection isn`t necessarily the high priority. And that could be very troubling news for the Arctic in the future.

NONE

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

166

HGP-A Wellhead Generator, Proof-Of-Feasibility Project 3 MW Wellhead Generator, Start-Up Training and Operating Manual  

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The start-up manual is an information aid to initially familiarize plant operators with the plant operation and later be used as a reference manual while operating the plant. This start-up manual is supplemented by the Plant Data Manual which contains a detailed description of the philosophy of operation and equipment characteristics. The sequencing herein presents the necessary operating procedures which must be followed in order that a smooth start-up is obtained. The sequence includes, first conditioning the well and stabilizing the steam/water separations, and then bringing the operating machinery on line. The Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams and Electrical Drawings are included under Section 12.0 and are frequently referred to in the text. Information for ''trouble-shooting'' is provided in the maintenance and operations manuals on all the equipment.

None

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Probability and Quantum Paradigms: the Interplay  

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Since the introduction of Born's interpretation of quantum wave functions as yielding the probability density of presence, Quantum Theory and Probability have lived in a troubled symbiosis. Problems arise with this interpretation because quantum probabilities exhibit features alien to usual probabilities, namely non Boolean structure and non positive-definite phase space probability densities. This has inspired research into both elaborate formulations of Probability Theory and alternate interpretations for wave functions. Herein the latter tactic is taken and a suggested variant interpretation of wave functions based on photo detection physics proposed, and some empirical consequences are considered. Although incomplete in a few details, this variant is appealing in its reliance on well tested concepts and technology.

Kracklauer, A. F. [Bauhaus Universitaet, PF 2040, 99401 Weimar (Germany)

2007-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

168

The first years of the Atomic Energy Commission New York Operations Office Health and Safety Laboratory  

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The Health and Safety Laboratory (HASL) of the Atomic Energy Commission has provided much of the data on exposure assessment in uranium contractor facilities and on fallout radionuclides in the environment. The research performed in the beryllium industry 1947-1949 led to establishment of the protection standards that exist to this day. This laboratory was formed in 1947, as part of the Medical Division of the New York Operations Office, directed by B.S. Wolf, HASL was directed initially by Merril Eisenbud and subsequently by S. Allen Lough and John Harley. The history of the Laboratory is traced from its beginning, and the projects described that led to HASL's reputation as a trouble-shooting arm of the Atomic Energy Commission. 4 refs.

Eisenbud, M. (Duke Univ. Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States))

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Triad  

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Hho, for their part, seemed to listen Hi th partioular attention to Hhat he said as woll as to' Pike's anSHers. And as the moments passed Pike found himself getting more and more interested in his Questions and taking more and more trouble over....d aual.'v also tho. t 8?1,."I'ok \\Vas a partj.cularly interesting VulcQ..Yl. The fliscov(;ry U~;.l,t he had 8, hunw:n 'Hif(;) (wld 8..1 so 9 appsrontly 1 a son) mr..::coly added a .Li.nal tOUGh of l.U1iquencss to ?:1 ma.:o. 'Hho 1 aftdI' m.ore thZ?1.n...

David, Glen

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Industrial applications of corrosion-resistant tantalum, niobium, and their alloys  

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(During the period 1960-1982, tantalum, niobium, and their alloys have become increasingly important in industrial applications where superior corrosion resistance is required. These materials are particularly attractive when selected on the basis of ''life cycle costing''. This takes into account initial cost, levels of product quality, length of trouble-free operation, and any increase in productivity due to reduced downtime and lower maintenance requirements.) The chemical process industry, in particular, has taken advantage of these materials for processing mineral acids at temperatures and concentrations higher than can be withstood by any other materials. Advances in electron-beam melting technology have also made it possible to manufacture larger and cleaner ingots, resulting in the availability to industry of larger sheets, tubes, and plates with improved property reliability.

Burns, R.H.; Manning, P.E.; Shuker, F.S.

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Reinterpretation of depositional processes in a classic flysch sequence (Pennsylvania Jackfork Group), Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas and Oklahoma: Reply  

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Progress in science is often made when we make new observations, question old paradigms that do not work, and introduce new concepts. We attempted to do all this in our paper on the Jackfork Group (Shanmugam and Moiola, 1995). To allow Bulletin readers to appreciate the sequence of events leading to our controversial paper that provoked the preceding critiques, we need to place our contributions in a historical perspective. Our involvement with the Ouachitas began in the late 1960s when Moiola initiated a study of the Upper Carboniferous deep-water succession. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, we perpetuated the {open_quotes}turbidite{close_quotes} paradigm by continuing to interpret the Jackfork Group and associated strata according to conventional wisdom. However, we were always troubled by the virtual absence of normal grading in these classic turbidite deposits.

Shanmugam, G.; Moiola, R.J. [Mobil Exploration and Producing Technical Center, Dallas, TX (United States)

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Scale-up and Technology Transfer of Protein-based Plastic Products  

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Over the last number of years researchers at ISU have been developing protein based plastics from soybeans, funded by Soy Works Corporation. These materials have been characterized and the processing of these materials into prototype products has been demonstrated. A wide range of net-shape forming processes, including but not limited to extrusion, injection molding and compression molding have been studied. Issues, including technology transfer, re-formulation and product consistency, have been addressed partially during this contract. Also, commercial-scale processing parameters for protein based plastic products were designed, but not yet applicable in the industry. Support in the trouble shooting processing and the manufacturing of protein based plastic products was provided by Iowa State University during the one year contract.

Grewell, David

2008-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

173

DOE-DARPA High-Performance Corrosion-Resistant Materials (HPCRM), Annual HPCRM Team Meeting & Technical Review  

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The overall goal is to develop high-performance corrosion-resistant iron-based amorphous-metal coatings for prolonged trouble-free use in very aggressive environments: seawater & hot geothermal brines. The specific technical objectives are: (1) Synthesize Fe-based amorphous-metal coating with corrosion resistance comparable/superior to Ni-based Alloy C-22; (2) Establish processing parameter windows for applying and controlling coating attributes (porosity, density, bonding); (3) Assess possible cost savings through substitution of Fe-based material for more expensive Ni-based Alloy C-22; (4) Demonstrate practical fabrication processes; (5) Produce quality materials and data with complete traceability for nuclear applications; and (6) Develop, validate and calibrate computational models to enable life prediction and process design.

Farmer, J; Brown, B; Bayles, B; Lemieux, T; Choi, J; Ajdelsztajn, L; Dannenberg, J; Lavernia, E; Schoenung, J; Branagan, D; Blue, C; Peter, B; Beardsley, B; Graeve, O; Aprigliano, L; Yang, N; Perepezko, J; Hildal, K; Kaufman, L; Lewandowski, J; Perepezko, J; Hildal, K; Kaufman, L; Lewandowski, J; Boudreau, J

2007-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

174

Automated nutrient analyses in seawater  

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This manual was assembled for use as a guide for analyzing the nutrient content of seawater samples collected in the marine coastal zone of the Northeast United States and the Bering Sea. Some modifications (changes in dilution or sample pump tube sizes) may be necessary to achieve optimum measurements in very pronounced oligotrophic, eutrophic or brackish areas. Information is presented under the following section headings: theory and mechanics of automated analysis; continuous flow system description; operation of autoanalyzer system; cookbook of current nutrient methods; automated analyzer and data analysis software; computer interfacing and hardware modifications; and trouble shooting. The three appendixes are entitled: references and additional reading; manifold components and chemicals; and software listings. (JGB)

Whitledge, T.E.; Malloy, S.C.; Patton, C.J.; Wirick, C.D.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Brittle to ductile transition in cleavage fracture  

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The problem of interpretation of fracture transition from brittle to ductile or vice versa is the subject of study. An instrumented tapered double cantilever beam (TDCB) has been developed as a definitive tool in the study of the intrinsic mechanism in single crystalline samples. In this experiment, the crack velocity is directly proportional to actuator velocity. In experiments performed on TDCB shaped Si single crystals, oriented for cleavage on either [l brace]111[r brace] or [l brace]110[r brace] planes, a number of troubling features of jerky carck extension were encountered. Evidence suggests that nucleation of dislocation loops from crack tip is easier than moving these dislocations away from crack tip. 14 refs, 1 fig.

Argon, A.S.; Berg, Q.

1992-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

176

Brittle to ductile transition in cleavage fracture. Final techical report, April 1, 1987--June 30, 1991  

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The problem of interpretation of fracture transition from brittle to ductile or vice versa is the subject of study. An instrumented tapered double cantilever beam (TDCB) has been developed as a definitive tool in the study of the intrinsic mechanism in single crystalline samples. In this experiment, the crack velocity is directly proportional to actuator velocity. In experiments performed on TDCB shaped Si single crystals, oriented for cleavage on either {l_brace}111{r_brace} or {l_brace}110{r_brace} planes, a number of troubling features of jerky carck extension were encountered. Evidence suggests that nucleation of dislocation loops from crack tip is easier than moving these dislocations away from crack tip. 14 refs, 1 fig.

Argon, A.S.; Berg, Q.

1992-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

177

Study of radiative blast waves generated on the Z-beamlet laser.  

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This document describes the original goals of the project to study the Vishniac Overstability on blast waves produced using the Z-Beamlet laser facility as well as the actual results. The proposed work was to build on earlier work on the facility and result in the best characterized set of data for such phenomena in the laboratory. To accomplish the goals it was necessary to modify the existing probe laser at the facility so that it could take multiple images over the course of 1-2 microseconds. Troubles with modifying the probe laser are detailed as well as the work that went into said modifications. The probe laser modification ended up taking the entire length of the project and were the major accomplishment of the research.

Edens, Aaron D.; Schwarz, Jens

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Overview of recent trends and developments for BPM systems  

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Beam position monitoring (BPM) systems are the workhorse of beam diagnostics for almost any kind of charged particle accelerator: linear, circular or transport-lines, operating with leptons, hadrons or heavy ions. BPMs are essential for beam commissioning, accelerator fault analysis and trouble shooting, machine optics, as well as lattice measurements, and finally, for accelerator optimization, in order to achieve the ultimate beam quality. This presentation summarizes the efforts of the beam instrumentation community on recent developments and advances on BPM technologies, i.e. BPM pickup monitors and front-end electronics (analog and digital). Principles, examples, and state-of-the-art status on various BPM techniques, serving hadron and heavy ion machines, sync light synchrotron's, as well as electron linacs for FEL or HEP applications are outlined.

Wendt, M.; /Fermilab

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Probability-Based Software for Grid Optimization: Improved Power System Operations Using Advanced Stochastic Optimization  

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GENI Project: Sandia National Laboratories is working with several commercial and university partners to develop software for market management systems (MMSs) that enable greater use of renewable energy sources throughout the grid. MMSs are used to securely and optimally determine which energy resources should be used to service energy demand across the country. Contributions of electricity to the grid from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are intermittent, introducing complications for MMSs, which have trouble accommodating the multiple sources of price and supply uncertainties associated with bringing these new types of energy into the grid. Sandias software will bring a new, probability-based formulation to account for these uncertainties. By factoring in various probability scenarios for electricity production from renewable energy sources in real time, Sandias formula can reduce the risk of inefficient electricity transmission, save ratepayers money, conserve power, and support the future use of renewable energy.

None

2012-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

180

Peru modifies contractors' terms  

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With both proved hydrocarbon reserves and daily production figures in trouble, Peru has moved to make its participation contracts more attractive to foreign contractors. To reverse this downward trend, Petroperu officials are visiting U.S. companies to explain policy changes designed to make work in Peru more attractive. Peru has instituted a cost recovery concept for contractors that can be implemented with no change in current law. This system ensures the contractor recovery of his investment and grants a profit percentage inversely proportional to production, introducing more rational incentives for private investment without affecting state participation in the long run. Contractors can also work on a service contract in which all production goes to Petroperu in exchange for a predetermined tariff per barrel. A third option to foreign contractors is work on several secondary recovery projects scheduled to be performed.

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1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Upton bill offers clean-up incentives  

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Like castor oil, the Superfund law can be difficult medicine to swallow, and no one wants to volunteer for a dose. Indeed, the law`s harsh and unbending liability scheme sometimes hinders the cleanup of contaminated property. Confronted with the choice of redeveloping an old {open_quotes}brownfield{close_quotes} urban industrial site or building at a pristine new {open_quotes}greenfield{close_quotes} location, most companies opt for the latter. The brownfield problem is especially troubling because the law often prevents voluntary cleanups at relatively low priority sites that usually don`t get caught up in the Superfund program. This paper describes the Upton Bill which would require the US EPA to establish cleanup standards for hazrdous substances, allow for public comment on a proposed response plan, and require a voluntary party to submit detailed annual reports and maintain records.

Black, B. [Weinberg & Green, Baltimore, MD (United States)

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Methanol injection and recovery in a large turboexpander plant. [Canada  

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Methanol is used to prevent hydrate formation in Petro-Canada's 2000 MMSCFD Empress expander plant. Injection and recovery facilities have operated essentially trouble-free since start-up late in 1979. A portion of the methanol recovery section has been modified to provide removal of the H/sub 2/S and most of the COS from the propane product stream, concurrent with methanol recovery. The Empress straddle plant strips natural gas liquids from pipeline gas leaving Alberta for eastern Canadian and U.S. markets. The original cold oil absorption plant, started up in 1964 and expanded in 1967, recovered over 90% of the propane and virtually all of the heavier components. In 1976, a market for ethane was secured as feedstock for the world-scale ethylene complex under construction in Alberta, and it was decided to replace the cold oil plant with a turboexpander facility. The plant and its operations are described in some detail. 2 refs.

Nelson, K.; Wolfe, L.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

A review of existing gas-cooled reactor circulators with application of the lessons learned to the new production reactor circulators  

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This report presents the results of a study of the lessons learned during the design, testing, and operation of gas-cooled reactor coolant circulators. The intent of this study is to identify failure modes and problem areas of the existing circulators so this information can be incorporated into the design of the circulators for the New Production Reactor (NPR)-Modular High-Temperature Gas Cooled Reactor (MHTGR). The information for this study was obtained primarily from open literature and includes data on high-pressure, high-temperature helium test loop circulators as well as the existing gas cooled reactors worldwide. This investigation indicates that trouble free circulator performance can only be expected when the design program includes a comprehensive prototypical test program, with the results of this test program factored into the final circulator design. 43 refs., 7 tabs.

White, L.S.

1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

On the rarity of x-ray binaries with Wolf-Rayet donors  

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The paucity of High mass X-Ray binaries (HMXB) consisting of a neutron star (NS) accretor and Wolf-Rayet (WR) donor has long been at odds with expectations from population synthesis studies indicating that these systems should survive as the evolved offspring of the observed HMXB population. This tension is particularly troubling in light of recent observations uncovering a preponderance of HMXBs containing loosely bound Be donors which would be expected to naturally evolve into WR-HMXBs. Reconciling the unexpectedly large population of Be-HMXBs with the lack of observed WR-HMXB sources thus serves to isolate the dynamics of CE physics from other binary evolution parameters. Here, we find that binary mergers during CE events must be common in order to resolve tension between these observed populations. Furthermore, future observations which better constrain the background population of loosely bound O/B-NS binaries are likely to place significant constraints on the efficiency of CE removal.

Linden, T; Valsecchi, F; Kalogera, V

2012-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

186

A real time status monitor for transistor bank driver power limit resistor in boost injection kicker power supply  

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For years suffering of Booster Injection Kicker transistor bank driver regulator troubleshooting, a new real time monitor system has been developed. A simple and floating circuit has been designed and tested. This circuit monitor system can monitor the driver regulator power limit resistor status in real time and warn machine operator if the power limit resistor changes values. This paper will mainly introduce the power supply and the new designed monitoring system. This real time resistor monitor circuit shows a useful method to monitor some critical parts in the booster pulse power supply. After two years accelerator operation, it shows that this monitor works well. Previously, we spent a lot of time in booster machine trouble shooting. We will reinstall all 4 PCB into Euro Card Standard Chassis when the power supply system will be updated.

Mi, J.; Tan, Y.; Zhang, W.

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

187

STAG UK Newsletter Issue 20  

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1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

A Parallel Controls Software Approach for PEP II: AIDA & Matlab Middle Layer  

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The controls software in use at PEP II (Stanford Control Program - SCP) had originally been developed in the eighties. It is very successful in routine operation but due to its internal structure it is difficult and time consuming to extend its functionality. This is problematic during machine development and when solving operational issues. Routinely, data has to be exported from the system, analyzed offline, and calculated settings have to be reimported. Since this is a manual process, it is time consuming and error-prone. Setting up automated processes, as is done for MIA (Model Independent Analysis), is also time consuming and specific to each application. Recently, there has been a trend at light sources to use MATLAB as the platform to control accelerators using a 'MATLAB Middle Layer' (MML), and so called channel access (CA) programs to communicate with the low level control system (LLCS). This has proven very successful, especially during machine development time and trouble shooting. A special CA code, named AIDA (Accelerator Independent Data Access), was developed to handle the communication between MATLAB, modern software frameworks, and the SCP. The MML had to be adapted for implementation at PEP II. Colliders differ significantly in their designs compared to light sources, which poses a challenge. PEP II is the first collider at which this implementation is being done. We will report on this effort, which is still ongoing.

Wittmer, W.; Colocho, W.; White, G.; /SLAC

2007-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

189

Analysis of Pump-Turbine S Instability and Reverse Waterhammer Incidents in Hydropower Systems  

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Hydraulic systems continually experience dynamic transients or oscillations which threaten the hydroelectric plant from extreme water hammer pressures or resonance. In particular, the minimum pressure variations downstream of the turbine runner during the load rejection or other events may cause dangerous water column separation and subsequent rejoinder. Water column separation can be easily observed from the measurements of site transient tests, and has indeed caused serious historical damages to the machine and water conveyance system. Several technical issues regarding water column separation in draft tubes, including S instability of turbine characteristic curves, numerical instability and uncertainty of computer programs, are discussed here through case studies and available model and site test data. Catastrophic accidents experienced at a Kaplan turbine and in a long tailrace tunnel project, as well as other troubles detected in a more timely fashion, are revisited in order to demonstrate the severity of reverse water hammer. However, as there is no simple design solutions for such complex systems, this paper emphasizes that the design of hydraulic systems is always difficult, difficulties that are compounded when the phenomena in question are non-linear (water hammer), dynamic (involving wave interaction and complex devices of turbines, controls, and electrical systems), and non-monotonic (severity of response is seldom simply connected to severity of load as with vibrations and resonance, and the complexity of transient loads), and thus may lead to high economic and safety challenges and consequences.

Pejovic, Dr. Stanislav [University of Toronto] [University of Toronto; Zhang, Qin Fen [ORNL] [ORNL; Karney, Professor Byran W. [University of Toronto] [University of Toronto; Gajic, Prof. Aleksandar [University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia] [University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

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Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) gridded data products  

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A well documented, publicly available, global data set for surface ocean carbon dioxide (CO2) parameters has been called for by international groups for nearly two decades. The Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) project was initiated by the international marine carbon science community in 2007 with the aim of providing a comprehensive, publicly available, regularly updated, global data set of marine surface CO2, which had been subject to quality control (QC). SOCAT version 1.5 was made public in September 2011 and holds 6.3 million quality controlled surface CO2 data from the global oceans and coastal seas, spanning four decades (1968 2007). The SOCAT gridded data is the second data product to come from the SOCAT project. Recognizing that some groups may have trouble working with millions of measurements, the SOCAT gridded product was generated to provide a robust regularly spaced fCO2 product with minimal spatial and temporal interpolation which should be easier to work with for many applications. Gridded SOCAT is rich with information that has not been fully explored yet, but also contains biases and limitations that the user needs to recognize and address.

Sabine, Christopher [NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory; Hankin, S. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Koyuk, H [Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, University of Washington; Bakker, D C E [School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK; Pfeil, B [Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen; Uni Research AS, Bergen, Norway; Olsen, A [Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, UNIFOB AS, Bergen, Norway; Metzl, N [Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, LOCEAN/IPSL, Paris, France; Kozyr, Alexander [ORNL; Fassbender, A [School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Manke, A [Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Malczyk, J [Jetz Laboratory, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University; Akl, J [CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia; Alin, S R [Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Bellerby, R G J [Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; Borges, A [University of Liege, Chemical Oceanography Unit, Institut de Physique, Liege, Belgium; Boutin, J [Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, LOCEAN/IPSL, Paris, France; Brown, P J [School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK; Cai, W-J [Department of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia; Chavez, F P [Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA; Chen, A [Institute of Marine Geology and Chemistry, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Cosa, C [Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Feely, R A [Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Gonzalez-Davila, M [Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,; Goyet, C [Institut de Modlisation et d'Analyse en Go-Environnement et Sant, Universit de Perpignan; Hardman-Mountford, N [CSIRO, Marine and Atmospheric Research, Wembley, Western Australia, Australia; Heinze, C [Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; Hoppema, M [Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany; Hunt, C W [Ocean Process Analysis Lab, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire; Hydes, D [National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK; Ishii, M [Japan Meteorological Agency, Meteorological Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan; Johannessen, T [Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; Key, R M [Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey; Kortzinger, A [GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany; Landschutzer, P [School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK; Lauvset, S K [Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; Lefevre, N [Universit Pierre et Marie Curie, LOCEAN/IPSL, Paris, France; Lenton, A [Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia; Lourantou, A [Universit Pierre et Marie Curie, LOCEAN/IPSL, Paris, France; Merlivat, L [Universit Pierre et Marie Curie, LOCEAN/IPSL, Paris, France; Midorikawa, T [Nagasaki Marine Observatory, Nagasaki, Japan; Mintrop, L [MARIANDA, Kiel, Germany; Miyazaki, C [Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan; Murata, A [Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka, Japan; Nakadate, A [Marine Division, Global Environment and Marine Department, Japan Meteorological Agency, Tokyo, Japan; Nakano, Y [Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka, Japan; Nakaoka, S [National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan; Nojiri, Y [National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan; et al.

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191

The changing face of Hanford security 1990--1994  

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The meltdown of the Cold War was a shock to the systems built to cope with it. At the DOE`s Hanford Site in Washington State, a world-class safeguards and security system was suddenly out of step with the times. The level of protection for nuclear and classified materials was exceptional. But the cost was high and the defense facilities that funded security were closing down. The defense mission had created an umbrella of security over the sprawling Hanford Site. Helicopters designed to ferry special response teams to any trouble spot on the 1,456 square-kilometer site made the umbrella analogy almost literally true. Facilities were grouped into areas, fenced off like a military base, and entrance required a badge check for everyone. Within the fence, additional rings of protection were set up around security interests or targets. The security was effective, but costly to operate and inconvenient for employees and visitors alike. Moreover, the umbrella meant that virtually all employees needed a security clearance just to get to work, whether they worked on classified or unclassified projects. Clearly, some fundamental rethinking of safeguards and security was needed. The effort to meet that challenge is the story of transition at Hanford and documented here.

Thielman, J.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative Development of Computational Models for Pyrochemical Electrorefiners of Nuclear Waste Transmutation Systems  

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In support of closing the nuclear fuel cycle using non-aqueous separations technology, this project aims to develop computational models of electrorefiners based on fundamental chemical and physical processes. Spent driver fuel from Experimental Breeder Reactor-II (EBR-II) is currently being electrorefined in the Fuel Conditioning Facility (FCF) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). And Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) is developing electrorefining technology for future application to spent fuel treatment and management in the Republic of Korea (ROK). Electrorefining is a critical component of pyroprocessing, a non-aqueous chemical process which separates spent fuel into four streams: (1) uranium metal, (2) U/TRU metal, (3) metallic high-level waste containing cladding hulls and noble metal fission products, and (4) ceramic high-level waste containing sodium and active metal fission products. Having rigorous yet flexible electrorefiner models will facilitate process optimization and assist in trouble-shooting as necessary. To attain such models, INL/UI has focused on approaches to develop a computationally-light and portable two-dimensional (2D) model, while KAERI/SNU has investigated approaches to develop a computationally intensive three-dimensional (3D) model for detailed and fine-tuned simulation.

M.F. Simpson; K.-R. Kim

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Biofuels Fuels Technology Pathway Options for Advanced Drop-in Biofuels Production  

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Advanced drop-in hydrocarbon biofuels require biofuel alternatives for refinery products other than gasoline. Candidate biofuels must have performance characteristics equivalent to conventional petroleum-based fuels. The technology pathways for biofuel alternatives also must be plausible, sustainable (e.g., positive energy balance, environmentally benign, etc.), and demonstrate a reasonable pathway to economic viability and end-user affordability. Viable biofuels technology pathways must address feedstock production and environmental issues through to the fuel or chemical end products. Potential end products include compatible replacement fuel products (e.g., gasoline, diesel, and JP8 and JP5 jet fuel) and other petroleum products or chemicals typically produced from a barrel of crude. Considering the complexity and technology diversity of a complete biofuels supply chain, no single entity or technology provider is capable of addressing in depth all aspects of any given pathway; however, all the necessary expert entities exist. As such, we propose the assembly of a team capable of conducting an in-depth technology pathway options analysis (including sustainability indicators and complete LCA) to identify and define the domestic biofuel pathways for a Green Fleet. This team is not only capable of conducting in-depth analyses on technology pathways, but collectively they are able to trouble shoot and/or engineer solutions that would give industrial technology providers the highest potential for success. Such a team would provide the greatest possible down-side protection for high-risk advanced drop-in biofuels procurement(s).

Kevin L Kenney

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Northwest Region Clean Energy Application Center  

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The main objective of the Northwest Clean Energy Application Center (NW CEAC) is to promote and support implementation of clean energy technologies. These technologies include combined heat and power (CHP), district energy, waste heat recovery with a primary focus on waste heat to power, and other related clean energy systems such as stationary fuel cell CHP systems. The northwest states include AK, ID, MT, OR, and WA. The key aim/outcome of the Center is to promote and support implementation of clean energy projects. Implemented projects result in a number of benefits including increased energy efficiency, renewable energy development (when using opportunity fuels), reduced carbon emissions, improved facility economics helping to preserve jobs, and reduced criteria pollutants calculated on an output-based emissions basis. Specific objectives performed by the NW CEAC fall within the following five broad promotion and support categories: 1) Center management and planning including database support; 2) Education and Outreach including plan development, website, target market workshops, and education/outreach materials development 3) Identification and provision of screening assessments & feasibility studies as funded by the facility or occasionally further support of Potential High Impact Projects; 4) Project implementation assistance/trouble shooting; and 5) Development of a supportive clean energy policy and initiative/financing framework.

Sjoding, David

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

195

Blower upkeep, energy savings estimated at $20,000/yr  

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Vinyl chloride gas must be removed from operating vessels in a polymerization process at Occidental Chemical, Addis, LA. If left intact, the gases can polymerize and form deposits. Considered for this function were reciprocating and liquid ring type compressors. They were rejected, however, because of anticipated high valve maintenance and energy consumption. Since high reliability and leak-free performance are essential, two double-mechanical-sealed, positive displacement blowers were installed with water injection in 1980. The blowers are designed for those special applications where gas leak tightness is required or where continuous, high-pressure or vacuum, single-stage or two-stage is needed. The lobe-type blowers were selected by Occidental because they were considered to be best suited for the low-pressure differential operation. All internal surfaces are specially cleaned to reduce contamination and may be operated with non-hydrocarbon lubricants. A back-up seal on the drive shaft provides protection against leakage of process gas to the atmosphere. Maintenance and energy savings are estimated at $20,000/yr. The blowers were used with the water injection technique because previous experience vinyl chloride monomer indicated that there were major deposits inside the compressors and ring units. The blowers have provided contaminant-free (oil-free) monomer, and the water injection has prevented the polymerization material from sticking to the surfaces of the blowers. This has ensured practically trouble-free operation, and has greatly reduced maintenance and operation downtime, significantly reducing cost.

Diehl, R.; Powers, J.

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Questions and Answers Regarding Actions to Take When Ending Shelter-in-Place  

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Shelter-in-place has found increasing acceptance as an effective protective action option for communities participating in the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program. Studies have confirmed that it can provide optimum protection under certain accident conditions. However, emergency managers and planners, as well as the public, continue to be troubled by the need to end sheltering when the plume has passed in order to avoid sustained exposure to the small amount of agent that has penetrated the shelter. One of the concerns posed by this necessity is uncertainty regarding what hazards will then be faced in the environment outside the shelter and what actions can be taken to avoid those hazards. This report attempts to address those uncertainties. It recognizes that there is an extremely low probability that the environment outside the shelter will be contaminated with chemical agent residue. However, as people comply with an official recommendation to leave their shelters, they probably can't be certain that the environment is free from contamination. Therefore, this report identifies and explains specific and simple actions they can take to avoid the possibility of exposure to chemical agent hazards outside their shelters. It addresses such issues as the actions people should take upon ending shelter-in-place, what clothing they should wear, how they should handle animals, and what they should do about food in their homes and produce in their gardens.

Shumpert, B.

2003-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Scientific Data Services -- A High-Performance I/O System with Array Semantics  

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As high-performance computing approaches exascale, the existing I/O system design is having trouble keeping pace in both performance and scalability. We propose to address this challenge by adopting database principles and techniques in parallel I/O systems. First, we propose to adopt an array data model because many scientific applications represent their data in arrays. This strategy follows a cardinal principle from database research, which separates the logical view from the physical layout of data. This high-level data model gives the underlying implementation more freedom to optimize the physical layout and to choose the most effective way of accessing the data. For example, knowing that a set of write operations is working on a single multi-dimensional array makes it possible to keep the subarrays in a log structure during the write operations and reassemble them later into another physical layout as resources permit. While maintaining the high-level view, the storage system could compress the user data to reduce the physical storage requirement, collocate data records that are frequently used together, or replicate data to increase availability and fault-tolerance. Additionally, the system could generate secondary data structures such as database indexes and summary statistics. We expect the proposed Scientific Data Services approach to create a live storage system that dynamically adjusts to user demands and evolves with the massively parallel storage hardware.

Wu, Kesheng; Byna, Surendra; Rotem, Doron; Shoshani, Arie

2011-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

198

A role for arms control and technology in peace-keeping operations  

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This paper describes a potential role for arms control monitoring technology in peace-keeping operations. The basic idea is to utilize monitoring technology developed or suggested for treaty verification (primarily Conventional Forces Europe (CFE), but other treaties as well) to minimize the exposure of humans as part of ``peace-keeping`` forces in various trouble spots throughout the world. The impetus comes from the dangers and high costs of stationing peace-keeping of forces in areas such as Bosnia-Herzegovina. Aside from the costs associated with such efforts the loss of life has escalated recently from 743 peace keepers lost from 1948 to 1988, to 180 lives lost in 1993 alone. Some potential advantages to using technology for certain monitoring roles are discussed in the paper and include: minimizing exposure/risk to peace-keeping personnel from hostile fire, hostage taking, etc.; sharable technology will allow all parties to view results, assess violations or transgressions, etc.; can be applied to equipment, railways, roads, etc., to confirm human and other monitoring capabilities; and provides data to settle disputes on which side initiated hostilities.

Indusi, J.; Allentuck, J.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gilliam County Riparian Buffers; 2003-2004 Annual Reports.  

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Interest appears to be at an all-time high for riparian conservation programs in Gilliam County. With the recently added Herbaceous Buffer and the already established CREP program interest is booming. However, more and more people are turning towards the herbaceous buffer because of expense. The riparian forest buffer is becoming too expensive. Even with the excellent cost share and incentives landowners are having trouble with Farm Service Agency's payment limitation. Because of this payment limitation landowners are not receiving their full rental and incentive payments, usually in year one. This has cooled the installation of riparian forest buffers and peaked interest in the CP-29 (Herbaceous Buffer for Wildlife). Either way, riparian lands are being enhanced and water quality is being improved. Year three should be very similar to the accomplishments of year 2. There has already been several projects proposed that may or may not be approved during year 3. I am currently working on three projects that are all over 2.5 miles long on each side and total anywhere from 60 to 250 acres in size. Along with these three projects there at least seven small projects being proposed. Four of those projects are riparian forest buffers and the remaining are herbaceous buffers.

Coiner, Josh (Gilliam Soil and Water Conservation District, Condon, OR)

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Formation and Evolution of Prestellar Cores  

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Improving our understanding of the initial conditions and earliest stages of star formation is crucial to gain insight into the origin of stellar masses, multiple systems, and protoplanetary disks. We review the properties of low-mass dense cores as derived from recent millimeter/submillimeter observations of nearby molecular clouds and discuss them in the context of various contemporary scenarios for cloud core formation and evolution. None of the extreme scenarios can explain all observations. Pure laminar ambipolar diffusion has relatively long growth times for typical ionization levels and has difficulty satisfying core lifetime constraints. Purely hydrodynamic pictures have trouble accounting for the inefficiency of core formation and the detailed velocity structure of individual cores. A possible favorable scenario is a mixed model involving gravitational fragmentation of turbulent molecular clouds close to magnetic criticality. The evolution of the magnetic field and angular momentum in individual cloud cores after the onset of gravitational collapse is also discussed. In particular, we stress the importance of radiation-magnetohydrodynamical processes and resistive MHD effects during the protostellar phase. We also emphasize the role of the formation of the short-lived first (protostellar) core in providing a chance for sub-fragmentation into binary systems and triggering MHD outflows. Future submillimeter facilities such as Herschel and ALMA will soon provide major new observational constraints in this field. On the theoretical side, an important challenge for the future will be to link the formation of molecular clouds and prestellar cores in a coherent picture.

Philippe Andr; Shantanu Basu; Shu-ichiro Inutsuka

2008-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Low mass dark matter and invisible Higgs width in darkon models  

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The Standard Model (SM) plus a real gauge-singlet scalar field dubbed darkon (SM+D) is the simplest model possessing a weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) dark matter candidate. In this model, the parameters are constrained from dark matter relic density and direct searches. The fact that interaction between darkon and SM particles is only mediated by a Higgs boson exchange may lead to significant modifications to the Higgs boson properties. If the dark matter mass is smaller than half of the Higgs boson mass, then a Higgs boson can decay into a pair of darkons resulting in a large invisible branching ratio. The Higgs boson will be searched for at the LHC and may well be discovered in the near future. If a Higgs boson with a small invisible decay width will be found, the SM+D model with small dark matter mass will be in trouble. We find that by extending the SM+D to a two Higgs doublet model plus a darkon (THDM+D) it is possible to have a Higgs boson with a small invisible branching ratio and at the same time the dark matter can have a low mass. We also comment on other implications of this model.

Cai Yi; Ren Bo [INPAC, Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai (China); He Xiaogang [INPAC, Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai (China); Department of Physics and Center for Theoretical Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (China)

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A report on IPv6 deployment activities and issues at Sandia National Laboratories:FY2007.  

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Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) has been a mainstay of the both the Internet and corporate networks for delivering network packets to the desired destination. However, rapid proliferation of network appliances, evolution of corporate networks, and the expanding Internet has begun to stress the limitations of the protocol. Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the replacement protocol that overcomes the constraints of IPv4. As the emerging Internet network protocol, SNL needs to prepare for its eventual deployment in international, national, customer, and local networks. Additionally, the United States Office of Management and Budget has mandated that IPv6 deployment in government network backbones occurs by 2008. This paper explores the readiness of the Sandia National Laboratories network backbone to support IPv6, the issues that must be addressed before a deployment begins, and recommends the next steps to take to comply with government mandates. The paper describes a joint work effort of the Sandia National Laboratories ASC WAN project team and members of the System Analysis & Trouble Resolution, the Communication & Network Systems, and Network System Design & Implementation Departments.

Tolendino, Lawrence F.; Eldridge, John M.; Hu, Tan Chang; Maestas, Joseph H.

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion performance of structural alloys in oxygen/sulfur/chlorine-containing environments.  

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Component reliability and long-term trouble-free performance of structural materials are essential in power-generating processes that utilize coal as a feedstock. The combustion environments encompass a wide range of oxygen partial pressures, from excess-air conditions in conventional systems to air-deficient conditions in low-NO{sub x} systems. Apart from the environmental aspects of the effluent from coal combustion, one concern from the systems standpoint is the aggressiveness of the combustion environment toward boiler structural components such as waterwall tubes and steam superheaters. The corrosion tests in this program address the individual and combined effects of oxygen, sulfur, and chlorine on the corrosion response of several ASME-coded and noncoded boiler materials exposed to air-deficient and excess-air combustion conditions. Data in this paper address the corrosion behavior of structural materials such as Type 347 stainless steel, Alloys 800, 825, 625, 214, and Hastelloy X when exposed at 650 C to excess-air combustion conditions with and without HCl. Thermodynamic calculations were made to evaluate the gas chemistries formed from coal combustion. The results of such calculations, coupled with oxygen/sulfur/chlorine thermochemical diagrams, were used to select the gas environments for the laboratory test program. Results are presented for weight change, thickness loss, microstructural characteristics of corrosion products, mechanical integrity and cracking of scales, and the mechanistic understanding gained on the role of sulfur and chlorine in the corrosion process.

Natesan, K.

1998-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Work with Apple's Rhapsody Operating System which Allows Simultaneous UNIX Program Development, UNIX Program Execution, and PC Application Execution  

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Over the past decade, UNIX workstations have provided a very powerful program development environment. However, workstations are more expensive than PCs and Macintoshes and require a system manager for day-to-day tasks such as disk backup, adding users, and setting up print queues. Native commercial software for system maintenance and "PC applications" has been lacking under UNIX. Apple's new Rhapsody operating system puts the current MacOS on a NeXT UNIX foundation and adds an enhanced NeXTSTEP object oriented development environment called Yellow Box. Rhapsody simultaneously runs UNIX and commercial Macintosh applications such as word processing or spreadsheets. Thus a UNIX detector Monte Carlo can run for days in the background at the same time as a commercial word processing program. And commercial programs such as Dantz Retrospect are being made available to make disk backup easy under Rhapsody. Apple has announced that in 1999 they intend to be running Rhapsody, or MacOS X as it will be called in the commercial release, on all their newer computers. MacOS X may be of interest to those who have trouble hiring expert UNIX system managers; and to those who would prefer to have a single computer and operating system on their desktop that serves both the needs of UNIX program development and running commercial applications, simultaneously. We present our experiences running UNIX programs and Macintosh applications under the Rhapsody DR2 Developer Release.

Don Summers; Chris Riley; Lucien Cremaldi; David Sanders

2004-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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A Critical Review of Classical Bouncing Cosmologies  

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Given the proliferation of bouncing models in recent years, we gather and critically assess these proposals in a comprehensive review. The Planck data shows an unmistakably red, quasi scale-invariant, purely adiabatic primordial power spectrum and no primary non-Gaussianities. While these observations are consistent with inflationary predictions, bouncing cosmologies aspire to provide an alternative framework to explain them. Such models face many problems, both of the purely theoretical kind, such as the necessity of violating the NEC and instabilities, and at the cosmological application level, as exemplified by the possible presence of shear. We provide a pedagogical introduction to these problems and also assess the fitness of different proposals with respect to the data. For example, many models predict a slightly blue spectrum and must be fine-tuned to generate a red spectral index; as a side effect, large non-Gaussianities often result. We highlight several promising attempts to violate the NEC without introducing dangerous instabilities at the classical and/or quantum level. If primordial gravitational waves are observed, certain bouncing cosmologies, such as the cyclic scenario, are in trouble, while others remain valid. We conclude that, while most bouncing cosmologies are far from providing an alternative to the inflationary paradigm, a handful of interesting proposals have surfaced, which warrant further research. The constraints and lessons learned as laid out in this review might guide future research.

Diana Battefeld; Patrick Peter

2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear waste treatment program. Annual report for FY 1985  

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Two of the US Department of Energy's (DOE) nuclear waste management-related goals are: (1) to ensure that waste management is not an obstacle to the further deployment of light-water reactors (LWR) and the closure of the nuclear fuel cycle and (2) to fulfill its institutional responsibility for providing safe storage and disposal of existing and future nuclear wastes. As part of its approach to achieving these goals, the Office of Terminal Waste Disposal and Remedial Action of DOE established what is now called the Nuclear Waste Treatment Program (NWTP) at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) during the second half of FY 1982. To support DOE's attainment of its goals, the NWTP is to provide (1) documented technology necessary for the design and operation of nuclear waste treatment facilities by commercial enterprises as part of a licensed waste management system and (2) problem-specific treatment approaches, waste form and treatment process adaptations, equipment designs, and trouble-shooting assistance, as required, to treat existing wastes. This annual report describes progress during FY 1985 toward meeting these two objectives. The detailed presentation is organized according to the task structure of the program.

Powell, J.A. (ed.)

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DENSE MEDIUM CYCLONE OPTIMIZATON  

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Dense medium cyclones (DMCs) are known to be efficient, high-tonnage devices suitable for upgrading particles in the 50 to 0.5 mm size range. This versatile separator, which uses centrifugal forces to enhance the separation of fine particles that cannot be upgraded in static dense medium separators, can be found in most modern coal plants and in a variety of mineral plants treating iron ore, dolomite, diamonds, potash and lead-zinc ores. Due to the high tonnage, a small increase in DMC efficiency can have a large impact on plant profitability. Unfortunately, the knowledge base required to properly design and operate DMCs has been seriously eroded during the past several decades. In an attempt to correct this problem, a set of engineering tools have been developed to allow producers to improve the efficiency of their DMC circuits. These tools include (1) low-cost density tracers that can be used by plant operators to rapidly assess DMC performance, (2) mathematical process models that can be used to predict the influence of changes in operating and design variables on DMC performance, and (3) an expert advisor system that provides plant operators with a user-friendly interface for evaluating, optimizing and trouble-shooting DMC circuits. The field data required to develop these tools was collected by conducting detailed sampling and evaluation programs at several industrial plant sites. These data were used to demonstrate the technical, economic and environmental benefits that can be realized through the application of these engineering tools.

Gerald H. Luttrell; Chris J. Barbee; Peter J. Bethell; Chris J. Wood

2005-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a micro-satellite TSUBAME for X-ray polarimetry of GRBs  

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TSUBAME is a micro-satellite that the students of Tokyo Institute of Technology took the lead to develop for measuring hard X-ray polarization of Gamma-Ray Bursts(GRBs) in order to reveal the nature of the central engine of GRBs. TSUBAME has two instruments: Wide-field Burst Monitor (WBM) and Hard X-ray Compton Polarimeter (HXCP). We aim to start observing with HXCP in 15 seconds by pointing the spacecraft using Control Moment Gyro. In August 2014, we assembled TSUBAME and performed an integration test during ~2 weeks.TSUBAME by communication tests with Cute-1.7+APDII in orbit. On Nov 6 2014, TSUBAME was launched from Russia and it was put into Sun-synchronous orbit at 500 km above the ground. However, serious trouble occurred to the ham radio equipment. Therefore we could not start up the X-ray sensors until Feb 10 2015. In this paper, we report the system of TSUBAME and the progress after the launch.

Kurita, Shin; Arimoto, Makoto; Yatsu, Yoichi; Kawai, Nobuyuki; Ohta, Kei; Koga, Masaya; Kim, EuGene; Tawara, Kyosuke; Suzuki, Souta; Miyasato, Kazuyoshi; Nagasu, Takashi; Kawajiri, Shouta; Matsushita, Masanori; Matunaga, Saburo; Moriyama, Nagahisa; Kimura, Shin'ichi

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of the treatability of wastewater from a coal-gasification plant. Final report, July 15, 1978-July 14, 1980  

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This study focused on the coal gasification facility serving the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, Tennessee. Objectives were to characterize the wastewater produced by the gasification facility, and to evaluate technology for treating the waste in preparation for dischage to the environment. Most wastewater was recycled for scrubbing and cooling the product gas, with the excess requiring disposal found to be an average of only 1170 gallons per day (53 gallons per ton of coal, as received, and 366 gallons per million cubic feet of product gas). Analysis indicated that the waste was warm, high in alkaline material, especially ammonia, high in organic material, especially phenols, and also contaminated with other substances. Sulfides and thiocyanates were especially high in concentration. It was found that pretreatment could be accomplished by stripping (air injection) at high pH, removal of grease and oil (by pH suppression and light aeration) and neutralizatin. Equations were developed to describe the first two steps. Biological treatment through activated sludge was found to be successful, but effected only a moderate degree of treatment, and was troubled with frequent process upset. Attempts to improve treatment efficiency and stability are described. The data indicated the need to study aerated waste stabilization ponds as an alternative to activated sludge. Biological reaction kinetics were studied for activated sludge. Evaluation of the application of granular activated carbon suggested that this could be an effective practical tertiary treatment.

Iglar, A. F.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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What Does Green Mean?  

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Everyone is talking green these days. President Obama has made the green economy a pillar of his administration. In early August, the President announced that several Indiana companies were awarded federal grants to advance the development of green transportation. Several reports on the green economy and green jobs have surfaced in the last year. The studies all agreedthe green economy and green jobs will be integral to continued U.S. prosperity. Its Not Easy Being Green The trouble is that researchers, data collectors, and policy makers have yet to settle on a method for identifying what is green. Such a method would need to accurately gauge the green economys size and rate of growth, and to identify the jobs associated with it. What is green and how do we measure it? This definitional issue is not trivial. The industries that qualify as green serve as a benchmark for the size of the green economy today and a gauge to measure the rate by which the economy becomes greener. Getting the definition right helps to guide government policy, research funding, business investment, and hiring decisions. Here are two definitions from reports that came out this year: From The Clean Energy Economy (The Pew Charitable Trusts): A clean energy economy generates jobs, businesses and investments while expanding clean energy production, increasing energy

The Green Economy

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Nuclear waste treatment program: Annual report for FY 1987  

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Two of the US Department of Energy's (DOE) nuclear waste management-related goals are to ensure that waste management is not an obstacle to the further development of light-water reactors and the closure of the nuclear fuel cycle and to fulfill its institutional responsibility for providing safe storage and disposal of existing and future nuclear wastes. As part of its approach to achieving these goals, the Office of Remedial Action and Waste Technology of DOE established what is now called the Nuclear Waste Treatment Program (NWTP) at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory during the second half of FY 1982. To support DOE's attainment of its goals, the NWTP is to provide technology necessary for the design and operation of nuclear waste treatment facilities by commercial enterprises as part of a licensed waste management system and problem-specific treatment approaches, waste form and treatment process adaptations, equipment designs, and trouble-shooting assistance, as required to treat existing wastes. This annual report describes progress during FY 1987 towards meeting these two objectives. 24 refs., 59 figs., 24 tabs.

Brouns, R.A.; Powell, J.A. (comps.)

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Fuels and Chemicals Using Ionic Liquids  

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This project provides critical innovations and fundamental understandings that enable development of an economically-viable process for catalytic conversion of biomass (sugar) to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF). A low-cost ionic liquid (Cyphos 106) is discovered for fast conversion of fructose into HMF under moderate reaction conditions without any catalyst. HMF yield from fructose is almost 100% on the carbon molar basis. Adsorbent materials and adsorption process are invented and demonstrated for separation of 99% pure HMF product and recovery of the ionic liquid from the reaction mixtures. The adsorbent material appears very stable in repeated adsorption/regeneration cycles. Novel membrane-coated adsorbent particles are made and demonstrated to achieve excellent adsorption separation performances at low pressure drops. This is very important for a practical adsorption process because ionic liquids are known of high viscosity. Nearly 100% conversion (or dissolution) of cellulose in the catalytic ionic liquid into small molecules was observed. It is promising to produce HMF, sugars and other fermentable species directly from cellulose feedstock. However, several gaps were identified and could not be resolved in this project. Reaction and separation tests at larger scales are needed to minimize impacts of incidental errors on the mass balance and to show 99.9% ionic liquid recovery. The cellulose reaction tests were troubled with poor reproducibility. Further studies on cellulose conversion in ionic liquids under better controlled conditions are necessary to delineate reaction products, dissolution kinetics, effects of mass and heat transfer in the reactor on conversion, and separation of final reaction mixtures.

Liu, Wei; Zheng, Richard; Brown, Heather; Li, Joanne; Holladay, John; Cooper, Alan; Rao, Tony; ,

2012-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal-hydraulic performance of a water-cooled tungsten-rod target for a spallation neutron source  

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A thermal-hydraulic (T-H) analysis is conducted to determine the feasibility and limitations of a water-cooled tungsten-rod target at powers of 1 MW and above. The target evaluated has a 10-cm x 10-cm cross section perpendicular to the beam axis, which is typical of an experimental spallation neutron source - both for a short-pulse spallation source and long-pulse spallation source. This report describes the T-H model and assumptions that are used to evaluate the target. A 1-MW baseline target is examined, and the results indicate that this target should easily handle the T-H requirements. The possibility of operating at powers >1 MW is also examined. The T-H design is limited by the condition that the coolant does not boil (actual limits are on surface subcooling and wall heat flux); material temperature limits are not approached. Three possible methods of enhancing the target power capability are presented: reducing peak power density, altering pin dimensions, and improving coolant conditions (pressure and temperature). Based on simple calculations, it appears that this target concept should have little trouble reaching the 2-MW range (from a purely T-H standpoint), and possibly much higher powers. However, one must keep in mind that these conclusions are based solely on thermal-hydraulics. It is possible, and perhaps likely, that target performance could be limited by structural issues at higher powers, particularly for a short-pulse spallation source because of thermal shock issues.

Poston, D.I.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SAFETY AT FLUOR HANFORD (A) CASE STUDY - PREPARED BY THUNDERBIRD SCHOOL OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT  

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By November of 1997, Fluor Hanford (Fluor) had been the site manager of the Hanford nuclear reservation for a year. The Hanford site had been established as part of the Manhattan Project in the 1940s that gave birth to the atomic bomb. Hanford produced two thirds of U.S. plutonium during the Cold War period. The Hanford site was half the size of Rhode Island and occupied 586 square miles in southeastern Washington State. The production of plutonium for more than 40 years left a huge legacy of chemical and radiological contamination: 80 square miles of contaminated groundwater; 2,300 tons of spent nuclear fuel stored in underwater basins; 20 tons of plutonium-laced contaminated materials; and 500 contaminated facilities. The cleanup involved a challenging combination of radioactive material handling within an infrastructure constructed in the 1940s and 1950s. The cleanup that began in 1988 was expected to take 30 years or more. Improving safety at Hanford had already proven to be a significant challenge. As the new site manager at Hanford, Fluor Hanford inherited lower- and mid-level managers and thousands of unionized employees, many of whom were second or third generation Hanford employees. These employees had seen many contractors come and go over the years. Some of the managers who had worked with the previous contractor saw Fluor's emphasis on safety as getting in the way of operations. Union-management relations were fractious. Hanford's culture was described as 'production driven-management told everyone what to do, and, if you didn't do it, there were consequences'. Worker involvement in designing and implementing safety programs was negligible. Fluor Hanford also was having trouble satisfying its client, the Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE did not see a clear path forward for performance improvements at Hanford. Clearly, major change was necessary, but how and where should it be implemented?

ARNOLD LD

2009-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of verification, validation, and testing in the automated data processing system at the Department of Veterans Affairs  

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Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) studied the role of verification, validation, and testing (VV T) in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) automated data processing (ADP) system development life cycle (SDLC). In this study, ANL reviewed and compared standard VV T practices in the private and government sectors with those in the VA. The methodology included extensive interviews with, and surveys of, users, analysts, and staff in the Systems Development Division (SDD) and Systems Verification and Testing Division (SV TD) of the VA, as well as representatives of private and government organizations, and a review of ADP standards. The study revealed that VA's approach to VV T already incorporates some industry practices -- in particular, the use of an independent organization that relies on the acceptability of test results to validate a software system. Argonne recommends that the role of SV TD be limited to validation and acceptance testing (defined as formal testing conducted independently to determine whether a software system satisfies its acceptance criteria). It also recommends that the role of the SDD be expanded to include verification testing (defined as formal testing or revaluation conducted by the developer to determine whether a software development satisfies design criteria). Integrated systems testing should be performed by Operations in a production-like environment under stressful situations to assess how trouble-free and acceptable the software is to the end user. A separate, independent, quality assurance group should be responsible for ADP auditing and for helping to establish policies for managing software configurations and should report directly to the VA central office. Finally, and of no less importance, an in-house training program and procedures manual should be instituted for the entire SDLC for all involved staff; it should incorporate or reference ADP standards.

Andrews, A. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA). Energy Systems Div.); Formento, J.W.; Hill, L.G.; Riemer, C.A. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA). Environmental Assessment and Information Sciences Div.)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assembly and comparison of available solar hot water system reliability databases and information.  

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Solar hot water (SHW) systems have been installed commercially for over 30 years, yet few quantitative details are known about their reliability. This report describes a comprehensive analysis of all of the known major previous research and data regarding the reliability of SHW systems and components. Some important conclusions emerged. First, based on a detailed inspection of ten-year-old systems in Florida, about half of active systems can be expected to fail within a ten-year period. Second, valves were identified as the probable cause of a majority of active SHW failures. Third, passive integral and thermosiphon SHW systems have much lower failure rates than active ones, probably due to their simple design that employs few mechanical parts. Fourth, it is probable that the existing data about reliability do not reveal the full extent of fielded system failures because most of the data were based on trouble calls. Often an SHW system owner is not aware of a failure because the backup system silently continues to produce hot water. Thus, a repair event may not be generated in a timely manner, if at all. This final report for the project provides all of the pertinent details about this study, including the source of the data, the techniques to assure their quality before analysis, the organization of the data into perhaps the most comprehensive reliability database in existence, a detailed statistical analysis, and a list of recommendations for additional critical work. Important recommendations include the inclusion of an alarm on SHW systems to identify a failed system, the need for a scientifically designed study to collect high-quality reliability data that will lead to design improvements and lower costs, and accelerated testing of components that are identified as highly problematic.

Menicucci, David F. (Building Specialists, Inc., Albuquerque, NM)

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The 1992 conference on Latin America's Energy Industry: New opportunities for growth through international investment and trade  

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Liberal economic and political reforms in Latin America, a declining oil market in the US, and world events such as last year's Persian Gulf Crisis are making foreign investment in Latin America's energy sector increasingly attractive. The Persian Gulf crisis indicated the US must diversify oil sources; increased competition and deregulation in electric power generation and gas production are providing more opportunities for independent power producers at home and abroad; and Latin America's need for foreign financial and technical assistance are providing an important pull'' factor. Electricity needs in the developing world wig be huge in the years to come. In Latin America and the Caribbean, 66,500 mg of new capacity will be required by 1999. The developing world will require US $100 billion in energy investment a year. But Latin American countries will have trouble obtaining funds. The region will need to rely heavily on private international sources to finance future energy requirements. Multilateral development bank participation win remain critical, however, serving as a catalyst for government reform and private investment in the sector. In particular, World Bank lending will be focused on countries with a clear commitment to pricing reform, regulatory reform, competitive markets, non-market barriers, and technology transfer. Opportunities for foreign participation in the Latin American oil sector are particularly large in Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, and Venezuela. Mexico's plans for reform in the oil sector, a delicate issue in that country, appear to be less defined and likely to occur farther into the future. The conference made clear that a regulatory entity is needed even when the sector is owned by the government. Regulatory processes must be fair and transparent in order to ensure adequate financial and technical performance.

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1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The 1992 conference on Latin America`s Energy Industry: New opportunities for growth through international investment and trade  

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Liberal economic and political reforms in Latin America, a declining oil market in the US, and world events such as last year`s Persian Gulf Crisis are making foreign investment in Latin America`s energy sector increasingly attractive. The Persian Gulf crisis indicated the US must diversify oil sources; increased competition and deregulation in electric power generation and gas production are providing more opportunities for independent power producers at home and abroad; and Latin America`s need for foreign financial and technical assistance are providing an important ``pull`` factor. Electricity needs in the developing world wig be huge in the years to come. In Latin America and the Caribbean, 66,500 mg of new capacity will be required by 1999. The developing world will require US $100 billion in energy investment a year. But Latin American countries will have trouble obtaining funds. The region will need to rely heavily on private international sources to finance future energy requirements. Multilateral development bank participation win remain critical, however, serving as a catalyst for government reform and private investment in the sector. In particular, World Bank lending will be focused on countries with a clear commitment to pricing reform, regulatory reform, competitive markets, non-market barriers, and technology transfer. Opportunities for foreign participation in the Latin American oil sector are particularly large in Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, and Venezuela. Mexico`s plans for reform in the oil sector, a delicate issue in that country, appear to be less defined and likely to occur farther into the future. The conference made clear that a regulatory entity is needed even when the sector is owned by the government. Regulatory processes must be fair and transparent in order to ensure adequate financial and technical performance.

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1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A primer on incentive regulation for electric utilities  

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In contemplating a regulatory approach, the challenge for regulators is to develop a model that provides incentives for utilities to engage in socially desirable behavior. In this primer, we provide guidance on this process by discussing (1) various models of economic regulation, (2) problems implementing these models, and (3) the types of incentives that various models of regulation provide electric utilities. We address five regulatory models in depth. They include cost-of-service regulation in which prudently incurred costs are reflected dollar-for-dollar in rates and four performance-based models: (1) price-cap regulation, in which ceilings are placed on the average price that a utility can charge its customers; (2) revenue-cap regulation, in which a ceiling is placed on revenues; (3) rate-of-return bandwidth regulation, in which a utility`s rates are adjusted if earnings fall outside a {open_quotes}band{close_quotes} around equity returns; and (4) targeted incentives, in which a utility is given incentives to improve specific components of its operations. The primary difference between cost-of-service and performance-based approaches is the latter sever the tie between costs and prices. A sixth, {open_quotes}mixed approach{close_quotes} combines two or more of the five basic ones. In the recent past, a common mixed approach has been to combine targeted incentives with cost-of-service regulation. A common example is utilities that are subject to cost-of-service regulation are given added incentives to increase the efficiency of troubled electric-generating units.

Hill, L.J.

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion performance of structural alloys.  

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Component reliability and long-term trouble-free performance of structural materials are essential in power-generating and gasification processes that utilize coal as a feedstock. During combustion and conversion of coal, the environments encompass a wide range of oxygen partial pressures, from excess-air conditions in conventional boilers to air-deficient conditions in 10W-NO{sub x} and gasification systems. Apart from the environmental aspects of the effluent from coal combustion and conversion, one concern from the systems standpoint is the aggressiveness of the gaseous/deposit environment toward structural components such as waterwall tubes, steam superheaters, syngas coolers, and hot-gas filters. The corrosion tests in the program described in this paper address the individual and combined effects of oxygen, sulfur, and chlorine on the corrosion response of several ASME-coded and noncoded structural alloys that were exposed to air-deficient and excess-air environments typical of coal-combustion and gasification processes. Data in this paper address the effects of preoxidation on the subsequent corrosion performance of structural materials such as 9Cr-1Mo ferritic steel, Type 347 austenitic stainless steel, Alloys 800, 825, 625, 214, Hastelloy X, and iron aluminide when exposed at 650 C to various mixed-gas environments with and without HCI. Results are presented for scaling kinetics, microstructural characteristics of corrosion products, detailed evaluations of near-surface regions of the exposed specimens, gains in our mechanistic understanding of the roles of S and Cl in the corrosion process, and the effect of preoxidation on subsequent corrosion.

Natesan, K.

1999-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Serving low income households in a competitive environment: It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it  

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In the brave new world of a more competitive electricity market, low income customers are destined to be the forgotten market segment. Given the endemic challenges of minimal incomes, high turnover, payment problems, security risks, etc., this is the last place where ambitious power marketers (or the new competitively oriented utilities) are going to look for profits. Consequently, whereas private sector research devoted to potentially profitable segments of the residential market has picked up speed (especially regarding those higher socio-economic status early adopter types who participate in pilot programs), little or no market research has been focused on the low income population. The only trouble with this scenario is that the problem of needing to serve low income customers is not going to disappear after deregulation. If anything, it will likely intensify. In recognition of these circumstances, the purpose of this paper is to focus attention on the issue of providing energy efficiency services to low income customers in a restructured electricity market. The vehicle for doing so is to present some highlight results of an extensive sequence of research focused on the low income area, conducted for the Detroit Edison Evaluation Collaborative. This research includes an evaluation of a rather innovative in-home education and energy efficiency program operated by Detroit Edison, together with what the authors believe to be an unprecedented investigation and market assessment of the low income customer population of that major Midwestern utility. The paper then concludes with some more general observations regarding the need for and feasibility of providing energy efficiency services to this customer segment.

Kushler, M.G.; Malinowski, J.P.; Hall, N.P.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lateral drilling and completion technologies for shallow-shelf carbonates of the Red River and Ratcliffe Formations, Williston Basin. Topical report, July 1997  

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Luff Exploration Company (LEC) focused on involvement in technologies being developed utilizing horizontal drilling concepts to enhance oil-well productivity starting in 1992. Initial efforts were directed toward high-pressure lateral jetting techniques to be applied in existing vertical wells. After involvement in several failed field attempts with jetting technologies, emphasis shifted to application of emerging technologies for drilling short-radius lateral in existing wellbores and medium-radius technologies in new wells. These lateral drilling technologies were applied in the Mississippi Ratcliffe and Ordovician Red River formations at depths of 2,590 to 2,890 m in Richland County, MT; Bowman County, ND; and Harding County, SD. In theory, all of the horizontal drilling techniques explored in this project have merit for application fitting specific criteria. From a realistic point of view, the only relatively trouble-free, adequately-proven technology employed was the medium-radius steered motor/MWD technology. The slim-tool steered motor/MWD re-entry technology has been used extensively but appears to still be significantly in developmental stages. This technology will probably always be more troublesome than the technology used to drill new wells because the smaller diameter required for the tools contributes to both design and operational complexities. Although limited mechanical success has been achieved with some of the lateral jetting technologies and the Amoco tools, their predictability and reliability is unproven. Additionally, they appear to be limited to shallow depths and certain rock types. The Amoco technology probably has the most potential to be successfully developed for routinely reliable, field applications. A comparison of the various horizontal drilling technologies investigated is presented.

Carrell, L.A.; George, R.D.; Gibbons, D.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wavefunction Collapse via a Nonlocal Relativistic Variational Principle  

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Since the origin of quantum theory in the 1920's, some of its practitioners (and founders) have been troubled by some of its features, including indeterminacy, nonlocality and entanglement. The 'collapse' process described in the Copenhagen Interpretation is suspect for several reasons, and the act of 'measurement,' which is supposed to delimit its regime of validity, has never been unambiguously defined. In recent decades, nonlocality and entanglement have been studied energetically, both theoretically and experimentally, and the theory has been reinterpreted in imaginative ways, but many mysteries remain. We propose that it is necessary to replace the theory by one that is explicitly nonlinear and nonlocal, and does not distinguish between measurement and non-measurement regimes. We have constructed such a theory, for which the phase of the wavefunction plays the role of a hidden variable via the process of zitterbewegung. To capture this effect, the theory must be relativistic, even when describing nonrelativistic phenomena. It is formulated as a variational principle, in which Nature attempts to minimize the sum of two spacetime integrals. The first integral tends to drive the solution toward a solution of the standard quantum mechanical wave equation, and also enforces the Born rule of outcome probabilities. The second integral drives the collapse process. We demonstrate that the new theory correctly predicts the possible outcomes of the electron two-slit experiment, including the infamous 'delayed-choice' variant. We observe that it appears to resolve some long-standing mysteries, but introduces new ones, including possible retrocausality (a cause later than its effect). It is not clear whether the new theory is deterministic.

Harrison, Alan K. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Deashing of coal liquids by sonically assisted filtration  

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This project seeks to improve the effectiveness and reduce the cost of coal liquefaction by novel applications of sonic and ultrasonic energy. The specific purpose of this project is to develop and improve means for the economical removal of dispersed solid particles of ash, unreacted coal, and spent catalyst from direct and indirect coal liquefaction resids by using sonic or ultrasonic waves. Product streams containing solids are generated in both direct and indirect coal liquefaction processes. Direct coal liquefaction processes generate liquid products which contain solids including coal-originated mineral matter, unreacted coal, and spent dispersed catalyst. The removal of these solids from a product stream is one of the most difficult problems in direct coal liquefaction processes. Crossflow filtration is suitable for continuous flow operation and, when coupled with a sonic or ultrasonic field, may constitute a solution to operational problems of solids separation in coal liquefaction. However, for the efficient and trouble-free operation of crossflow filters the problems arising from dealing with highly viscous coal liquefaction resids need to be avoided. Either crossflow filters suitable for work at elevated temperatures at reduced resid viscosity should be used or the coal liquefaction process network should be modified to allow for dilution of resids using a distillate fraction, e.g., naphtha, diesel oil, etc., to reduce the viscosity of resids. As perhaps even a more practical alternative, field-assisted crossflow filtration of the reactor`s effluent stream prior to the distillation step should be considered. Such an approach will circumvent the more difficult separation of fine and ultrafine solids from highly viscous coal liquefaction resids.

Slomka, B.J. [Ames Laboratory, IA (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of optical lens of a CD writer for detecting the blood glucose semi-invasively  

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Recent technological advancements in the photonics industry have led to a resurgence of interest in optical glucose sensing and to realistic progress toward the development of an optical glucose sensor. Such a sensor has the potential to significantly improve the quality of life for the estimated 16 million diabetics in this country by making routine glucose measurements more convenient. Currently over 100 small companies and universities are working to develop noninvasive or minimally invasive glucose sensing technologies, and optical methods play a large role in these efforts. It has become overwhelmingly clear that frequent monitoring and tight control of blood sugar levels are requisite for effective management of Diabetes mellitus and reduction of the complications associated with this disease. The pain and trouble associated with current finger-stick methods for blood glucose monitoring result in decreased patient compliance and a failure to control blood sugar levels. Thus, the development of a convenient noninvasive blood glucose monitor holds the potential to significantly reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with Diabetes. A method and apparatus for noninvasive measurement of blood glucose concentration based on transilluminated laser beam via the Index Finger has been reported in this paper. This method depends on photodiode based laser operating at 632.8 nm wavelength. During measurement, the index finger is inserted into the glucose sensing unit, the transilluminated optical signal is converted into an electrical signal, compared with the reference electrical signal, and the obtained difference signal is processed by signal processing unit which presents the results in the form of blood glucose concentration. This method would enable the monitoring blood glucose level of the diabetic patient continuously, safely and noninvasively.

Meshram, N. D., E-mail: meshramnileshsd@gmail.com [Mathuradas Mohota College of Sciences, Nagpur-440009 (India); Dahikar, P. B., E-mail: pbdahikar@rediffmail.com [Kamla Nehru Mahavidyalaya, Sakkardara Square, Nagpur-440009 (India)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Meteorological Monitoring on bikini atoll: system description and data summary (May 2000 - April 2001)  

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Meteorological data are continuously collected at three sites on Bikini Atoll in support of radioecological research and monitoring programs conducted by the Health and Ecological Assessments Division at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Weather stations were first established on Bikini Atoll in April 1990, and provide information on rainfall, wind speed and direction, air temperature, humidity, and solar radiation. These data and information are used to interpret results of remediation experiments designed to evaluate the effectiveness of potassium fertilizer on reducing the uptake of {sup 137}Cs into locally grown foods. We have also demonstrated that {sup 137}Cs is slowly leached from surface soil by the action of rain water. Long-term meteorological data are crucial to our efforts of developing an understanding of environmental processes controlling the environment loss of {sup 137}Cs in coral atoll soil. In May 2000, older data collection platforms and the DOS-based system that downloaded data from National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s Data Automatic Processing System (DAPS) was decommissioned, and new data loggers, GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) transmitters and antennas were installed. Consequently, new procedures were developed to maintain the field systems, download the data, and reduce and archive the data. This document provides an operational description and status report on the three new meteorological monitoring systems on Bikini Atoll as well as an computational summary of previously recorded data. Included are overviews of procedures for sensor exchange, data recovery and reduction, and specific information about the different sensors. We also provide a description of systems maintenance and trouble shooting activities. This report will be updated on an annual basis.

Gouveia F; Bradsher, R; Brunk, J; Hamilton, T

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GTRI Remote Monitoring System: Training and Operational Needs Assessment Analysis Report  

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The mission of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administrations (NNSA's) Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) is to identify, secure, recover and facilitate the disposition of vulnerable nuclear and high-risk radioactive materials around the world that pose a threat to the United States and the international community. The GTRI's unique mission to reduce and protect vulnerable nuclear and radiological materials located at civilian sites worldwide directly addresses recommendations of the 9/11 Commission1, and is a vital part of the President's National Security Strategy and the Global Initiative. The GTRI Remote Monitoring System (RMS) is a standalone security system that includes radiation and tamper alarms, and CCTV; which can be transmitted securely over the Internet to multiple on-site and off-site locations. Through our experiences during installation of the system at 162 sites, plus feedback received from Alarm Response Training course participants, site input to project teams and analysis of trouble calls; indications were that current system training was lacking and inconsistent. A survey was undertaken to gather information from RMS users across the nation, to evaluate the current level of training and determine what if any improvements needed to be made. Additional questions were focused on the operation of the RMS software. The training survey was initially sent electronically to 245 users at the RMS sites and achieved a 37.6% return rate. Analysis of the resulting data revealed that 34.6% of the respondents had not received training or were unsure if they had, despite the fact that vendor engineers provide training at installation of the system. Any training received was referred to as minimal, and brief, not documented, and nothing in writing. 63.7% of respondents said they were either not at all prepared or only somewhat prepared to use the RMS software required to effectively operate the system. As a result of this analysis, a formal training curriculum will be designed and implemented to include several blended learning delivery options. This training will be piloted at RMS sites; initial training will become a required element of RMS installation and refresher training will be considered for sustainability of operations.

Day, Debra E.; Fox, Sorcha

2012-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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ANAEROBIC BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF PRODUCED WATER  

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During the production of oil and gas, large amounts of water are brought to the surface and must be disposed of in an environmentally sensitive manner. This is an especially difficult problem in offshore production facilities where space is a major constraint. The chief regulatory criterion for produced water is oil and grease. Most facilities have little trouble meeting this criterion using conventional oil-water separation technologies. However, some operations have significant amounts of naphthenic acids in the water that behave as oil and grease but are not well removed by conventional technologies. Aerobic biological treatment of naphthenic acids in simulated-produced water has been demonstrated by others; however, the system was easily overloaded by the large amounts of low-molecular-weight organic acids often found in produced waters. The objective of this research was to determine the ability of an anaerobic biological system to treat these organic acids in a simulated produced water and to examine the potential for biodegradation of the naphthenic acids in the anaerobic environment. A small fixed-film anaerobic biological reactor was constructed and adapted to treat a simulated produced water. The bioreactor was tubular, with a low-density porous glass packing material. The inocula to the reactor was sediment from a produced-water holding pond from a municipal anaerobic digester and two salt-loving methanogenic bacteria. During start-up, the feed to the reactor contained glucose as well as typical produced-water components. When glucose was used, rapid gas production was observed. However, when glucose was eliminated and the major organic component was acetate, little gas was generated. Methane production from acetate may have been inhibited by the high salt concentrations, by sulfide, or because of the lack, despite seeding, of microbes capable of converting acetate to methane. Toluene, a minor component of the produced water (0.1 g/L) was removed in the reactor. Batch tests were conducted to examine naphthenic acid biodegradability under several conditions. The conditions used were seed from the anaerobic reactor, wetland sediments under aerobic and anaerobic conditions, and a sterile control. The naphthenic acid was from a commercial source isolated from Gulf Coast petroleum as was dosed at 2 mg/mL. The incubations were for 30 days at 30 C. The results showed that the naphthenic acids were not biodegraded under anaerobic conditions, but were degraded under aerobic conditions. Despite poor performance of the anaerobic reactor, it remains likely that anaerobic treatment of acetate, toluene, and, potentially, other produced-water components is feasible.

John R. Gallagher

2001-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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

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The US Department of Energy has launched the Zero-Net-Energy (ZNE) Commercial Building Initiative (CBI) in order to develop commercial buildings that produce as much energy as they use. Its objective is to make these buildings marketable by 2025 such that they minimize their energy use through cutting-edge energy-efficient technologies and meet their remaining energy needs through on-site renewable energy generation. We examine how such buildings may be implemented within the context of a cost- or carbon-minimizing microgrid that is able to adopt and operate various technologies, such as photovoltaic (PV) on-site generation, heat exchangers, solar thermal collectors, absorption chillers, and passive / demand-response technologies. We use a mixed-integer linear program (MILP) that has a multi-criteria objective function: the minimization of a weighted average of the building's annual energy costs and carbon / CO2 emissions. The MILP's constraints ensure energy balance and capacity limits. In addition, constraining the building's energy consumed to equal its energy exports enables us to explore how energy sales and demand-response measures may enable compliance with the CBI. Using a nursing home in northern California and New York with existing tariff rates and technology data, we find that a ZNE building requires ample PV capacity installed to ensure electricity sales during the day. This is complemented by investment in energy-efficient combined heat and power equipment, while occasional demand response shaves energy consumption. A large amount of storage is also adopted, which may be impractical. Nevertheless, it shows the nature of the solutions and costs necessary to achieve ZNE. For comparison, we analyze a nursing home facility in New York to examine the effects of a flatter tariff structure and different load profiles. It has trouble reaching ZNE status and its load reductions as well as efficiency measures need to be more effective than those in the CA case. Finally, we illustrate that the multi-criteria frontier that considers costs and carbon emissions in the presence of demand response dominates the one without it.

Stadler , Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris; ,, Hirohisa Aki; Lai, Judy

2009-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology (E-SMARRT): Final Summary Report  

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Energy-Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology (E-SMARRT) is a balanced portfolio of R&D tasks that address energy-saving opportunities in the metalcasting industry. E-SMARRT was created to: Improve important capabilities of castings Reduce carbon footprint of the foundry industry Develop new job opportunities in manufacturing Significantly reduce metalcasting process energy consumption and includes R&D in the areas of: Improvements in Melting Efficiency Innovative Casting Processes for Yield Improvement/Revert Reduction Instrumentation and Control Improvement Material properties for Casting or Tooling Design Improvement The energy savings and process improvements developed under E-SMARRT have been made possible through the unique collaborative structure of the E-SMARRT partnership. The E-SMARRT team consisted of DOEs Office of Industrial Technology, the three leading metalcasting technical associations in the U.S: the American Foundry Society; the North American Die Casting Association; and the Steel Founders Society of America; and SCRA Applied R&D, doing business as the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI), a recognized leader in distributed technology management. This team provided collaborative leadership to a complex industry composed of approximately 2,000 companies, 80% of which employ less than 100 people, and only 4% of which employ more than 250 people. Without collaboration, these new processes and technologies that enable energy efficiencies and environment-friendly improvements would have been slow to develop and had trouble obtaining a broad application. The E-SMARRT R&D tasks featured low-threshold energy efficiency improvements that are attractive to the domestic industry because they do not require major capital investment. The results of this portfolio of projects are significantly reducing metalcasting process energy consumption while improving the important capabilities of metalcastings. Through June 2014, the E-SMARRT program predicts an average annual estimated savings of 59 Trillion BTUs per year over a 10 year period through Advanced Melting Efficiencies and Innovative Casting Processes. Along with these energy savings, an estimated average annual estimate of CO2 reduction per year over a ten year period is 3.56 Million Metric Tons of Carbon Equivalent (MM TCE).

White, Thornton C [SCRA Appiled R& D

2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Support of US CLIVAR Project Office 2012  

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SUBJECT: CLOSEOUT OF AWARD NO DE-SC0008494 FINAL REPORT: SUPPORT OF US CLIVAR PROJECT OFFICE 2012 UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH Director of JOSS, supervised the U.S. CLIVAR Project Office Director and helped direct the officer to enhance the goals and objectives of the U.S. CLIVAR Project and budget. Financial Manager of JOSS, worked to complete proposals and monitor compliance with award requirements and funding limitations and ensure the U.S. CLIVAR Project Office complied with UCAR policies and procedures. Project Coordinator administered the funding for the U.S. CLIVAR Project Office and was responsible for coordinating special projects that required additional support from JOSS technical staff. These projects included activities such as website updates, technology upgrades, production of printed reports, and development of graphic elements like logos. Web Developer worked both on web development and graphic work and the work consisted of the following: Maintaining the site ? installing updates to Drupal CMS (Content Management System). Creating new templates for webpages and styling them with CSS and JavaScript/jQuery code. Fixing the styling on webpages that the content contributor/manager (Jenn Mays) created and has had trouble with. Creating new web forms for abstract uploading, subscriptions, and meeting registrations. Created 4 webpages for the ?ASP: Key Uncertainties in the Global Carbon-Cycle? meeting. Developed a document review form, instruction webpages, login redirect, dynamic table with form submissions for the US CLIVAR SSC Science Plan Document Review. This was open to the public from June 12, 2013 until July 10, 2013. During this time the user accounts had to be checked (daily) that were created by the public, to delete any spam ones. Graphics work: preparing images for general use on webpages, webpage banners, and for meeting name badges, creating a US CLIVAR letterhead, redesigning the US AMOC logo. System Administrator spent time working on the migration of the US CLIVAR site from the USGCRP office to UCAR here Boulder. This was done to increase the general speed of the site & to allow the web developer to work in it more efficiently. Main tasks were to Archive the old Site, create new development site for web developer, and move web address to new website when web developer was finished with development. There are no patients or equipment related to this proposals

Cummings, Donna

2013-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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EVALUATING SHORT-TERM CLIMATE VARIABILITY IN THE LATE HOLOCENE OF THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS  

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This literature study investigated methods and areas to deduce climate change and climate patterns, looking for short-term cycle phenomena and the means to interpret them. Many groups are actively engaged in intensive climate-related research. Ongoing research might be (overly) simplified into three categories: (1) historic data on weather that can be used for trend analysis and modeling; (2) detailed geological, biological (subfossil), and analytical (geochemical, radiocarbon, etc.) studies covering the last 10,000 years (about since last glaciation); and (3) geological, paleontological, and analytical (geochemical, radiometric, etc.) studies over millions of years. Of importance is our ultimate ability to join these various lines of inquiry into an effective means of interpretation. At this point, the process of integration is fraught with methodological troubles and misconceptions about what each group can contribute. This project has met its goals to the extent that it provided an opportunity to study resource materials and consider options for future effort toward the goal of understanding the natural climate variation that has shaped our current civilization. A further outcome of this project is a proposed methodology based on ''climate sections'' that provides spatial and temporal correlation within a region. The method would integrate cultural and climate data to establish the climate history of a region with increasing accuracy with progressive study and scientific advancement (e. g., better integration of regional and global models). The goal of this project is to better understand natural climatic variations in the recent past (last 5000 years). The information generated by this work is intended to provide better context within which to examine global climate change. The ongoing project will help to establish a basis upon which to interpret late Holocene short-term climate variability as evidenced in various studies in the northern Great Plains, northern hemisphere, and elsewhere. Finally these data can be integrated into a history of climate change and predictive climate models. This is not a small undertaking. The goals of researchers and the methods used vary considerably. The primary task of this project was literature research to (1) evaluate existing methodologies used in geologic climate change studies and evidence for short-term cycles produced by these methodologies and (2) evaluate late Holocene climate patterns and their interpretations.

Joseph H. Hartman

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fish Tales  

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This talk is about fishing and the friendships that have resulted in its pursuit. It is also about theoretical physics, and the relationship of imagination and fantasy to the establishment of ideas about nature. Fishermen, like theoretical physicists, are well known for their inventive imaginations. Perhaps neither are as clever as sailors, who conceived of the mermaid. If one doubts the power of this fantasy, one should remember the ghosts of the many sailors who drowned pursuing these young nymphs. An extraordinary painting by J. Waterhouse is shown as Fig. 1. The enchantment of a mermaid must reflect an extraordinary excess of imagination on the part of the sailor, perhaps together with an impractical turn of mind. A consummated relationship with a mermaid is after all, by its very nature a fantasy incapable of realization. To a theoretical physicist, she is symbolic of many ideas we develop. There are many truths known to fisherman in which one might also find parallels to the goals of scientists: (1) A fish is the only animal that keeps growing after its death; (2) Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught; (3) ''...of all the liars among mankind, the fisherman is the most trustworthy.'' (William Sherwood Fox, in Silken Lines and Silver Hooks); and (4) Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths. These quotes may be interpreted as reflecting skepticism regarding the honesty of fisherman, and probably do not reflect adequate admiration for a creative imagination. Is it fair to criticize a person for believing a falsehood that he or she sincerely believes to be true? The fisherman simultaneously invents the lie, and believes in it himself. The parallel with theoretical physics is perhaps only approximate, although we physicists may invent stories that we come to believe, on some rare occasions our ideas actually correspond to a more or less true descriptions of nature. These minor philosophical differences are not really the central issue, however. It is more to the point that both fishermen and scientists enjoy creating a good story, and we also enjoy a story well told. The correct mixture of truth, lie, fantasy and excitement is a witches brew.

McLerran, L.

2010-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Analysis of Building Distributed Energy Costs and CO2 Abatement: A U.S. - China Comparison  

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The following paper conducts a regional analysis of the U.S. and Chinese buildings? potential for adopting Distributed Energy Resources (DER). The expected economics of DER in 2020-2025 is modeled for a commercial and a multi-family residential building in different climate zones. The optimal building energy economic performance is calculated using the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER CAM) which minimizes building energy costs for a typical reference year of operation. Several DER such as combined heat and power (CHP) units, photovoltaics, and battery storage are considered. The results indicate DER have economic and environmental competitiveness potential, especially for commercial buildings in hot and cold climates of both countries. In the U.S., the average expected energy cost savings in commercial buildings from DER CAM?s suggested investments is 17percent, while in Chinese buildings is 12percent. The electricity tariffs structure and prices along with the cost of natural gas, represent important factors in determining adoption of DER, more so than climate. High energy pricing spark spreads lead to increased economic attractiveness of DER. The average emissions reduction in commercial buildings is 19percent in the U.S. as a result of significant investments in PV, whereas in China, it is 20percent and driven by investments in CHP. Keywords: Building Modeling and Simulation, Distributed Energy Resources (DER), Energy Efficiency, Combined Heat and Power (CHP), CO2 emissions 1. Introduction The transition from a centralized and fossil-based energy paradigm towards the decentralization of energy supply and distribution has been a major subject of research over the past two decades. Various concerns have brought the traditional model into question; namely its environmental footprint, its structural inflexibility and inefficiency, and more recently, its inability to maintain acceptable reliability of supply. Under such a troubled setting, distributed energy resources (DER) comprising of small, modular, electrical renewable or fossil-based electricity generation units placed at or near the point of energy consumption, has gained much attention as a viable alternative or addition to the current energy system. In 2010, China consumed about 30percent of its primary energy in the buildings sector, leading the country to pay great attention to DER development and its applications in buildings. During the 11th Five Year Plan (FYP), China has implemented 371 renewable energy building demonstration projects, and 210 photovoltaics (PV) building integration projects. At the end of the 12th FYP, China is targeting renewable energy to provide 10percent of total building energy, and to save 30 metric tons of CO2 equivalents (mtce) of energy with building integrated renewables. China is also planning to implement one thousand natural gas-based distributed cogeneration demonstration projects with energy utilization rates over 70percent in the 12th FYP. All these policy targets require significant DER systems development for building applications. China?s fast urbanization makes building energy efficiency a crucial economic issue; however, only limited studies have been done that examine how to design and select suitable building energy technologies in its different regions. In the U.S., buildings consumed 40percent of the total primary energy in 2010 [1] and it is estimated that about 14 billion m2 of floor space of the existing building stock will be remodeled over the next 30 years. Most building?s renovation work has been on building envelope, lighting and HVAC systems. Although interest has emerged, less attention is being paid to DER for buildings. This context has created opportunities for research, development and progressive deployment of DER, due to its potential to combine the production of power and heat (CHP) near the point of consumption and delivering multiple benefits to customers, such as cost

Mendes, Goncalo; Feng, Wei; Stadler, Michael; Steinbach, Jan; Lai, Judy; Zhou, Nan; Marnay, Chris; Ding, Yan; Zhao, Jing; Tian, Zhe; Zhu, Neng

2014-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

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To discuss illicit nuclear trafficking  

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The Illicit nuclear trafficking panel was conducted at the 4th Annual INMM workshop on Reducing the Risk from Radioactive and Nuclear Materials on February 2-3, 2010 in Washington DC. While the workshop occurred prior to the Nuclear Security Summit, April 12-13 2010 in Washington DC, some of the summit issues were raised during the workshop. The Communique of the Washington Nuclear Security Summit stated that 'Nuclear terrorism is one of the most challenging threats to international security, and strong nuclear security measures are the most effective means to prevent terrorists, criminals, or other unauthorized actors from acquiring nuclear materials.' The Illicit Trafficking panel is one means to strengthen nuclear security and cooperation at bilateral, regional and multilateral levels. Such a panel promotes nuclear security culture through technology development, human resources development, education and training. It is a tool which stresses the importance of international cooperation and coordination of assistance to improve efforts to prevent and respond to incidents of illicit nuclear trafficking. Illicit trafficking panel included representatives from US government, an international organization (IAEA), private industry and a non-governmental organization to discuss illicit nuclear trafficking issues. The focus of discussions was on best practices and challenges for addressing illicit nuclear trafficking. Terrorism connection. Workshop discussions pointed out the identification of terrorist connections with several trafficking incidents. Several trafficking cases involved real buyers (as opposed to undercover law enforcement agents) and there have been reports identifying individuals associated with terrorist organizations as prospective plutonium buyers. Some specific groups have been identified that consistently search for materials to buy on the black market, but no criminal groups were identified that specialize in nuclear materials or isotope smuggling. In most cases, sellers do not find legitimate buyers; however, there have been specific cases where sellers did find actual terrorist group representatives. There appears to be a connection between terrorist groups engaged in trafficking conventional arms and explosives components that are also looking for both nuclear materials and radioisotopes. Sale opportunities may create additional demand for such materials. As we can observe from Figure 1, many cases in the mid-90s involved kilogram quantities of material. There were smaller amounts of material moved in 2001, 2003 and 2006. While we have seen less trafficking cases involving PujHEU in recent years, the fact that it continues at all is troubling. The trafficking cases can be presented through their life cycle: Diversion of materials leads to Trafficker and then to Terrorist/Proliferator. Most of the information we have in trafficking cases is on the Trafficker. In 16 cases reported by the IAEA, there are 10 prosecutions of the involved trafficker. However, there are no confirmed diversions of material recorded in any of the 18 seizures. Most seizures were sting operations performed by law enforcement or security agents with no actual illicit end-user involved.

Balatsky, Galya I [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Severe, William R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wallace, Richard K [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cast Metals Coalition Technology Transfer and Program Management Final Report  

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The Cast Metals Coalition (CMC) partnership program was funded to ensure that the results of the Department of Energy's (DOE) metalcasting research and development (R&D) projects are successfully deployed into industry. Specifically, the CMC program coordinated the transfer and deployment of energy saving technologies and process improvements developed under separately funded DOE programs and projects into industry. The transition of these technologies and process improvements is a critical step in the path to realizing actual energy savings. At full deployment, DOE funded metalcasting R&D results are projected to save 55% of the energy used by the industry in 1998. This closely aligns with DOE's current goal of driving a 25% reduction in industrial energy intensity by 2017. In addition to benefiting DOE, these energy savings provide metalcasters with a significant economic advantage. Deployment of already completed R&D project results and those still underway is estimated to return over 500% of the original DOE and industry investment. Energy savings estimates through December 2008 from the Energy-Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology (E-SMARRT) portfolio of projects alone are 12 x 1012 BTUs, with a projection of over 50 x 1012 BTUs ten years after program completion. These energy savings and process improvements have been made possible through the unique collaborative structure of the CMC partnership. The CMC team consists of DOE's Office of Industrial Technology, the three leading metalcasting technical societies in the U.S: the American Foundry Society; the North American Die Casting Association; and the Steel Founders Society of America; and the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI), a recognized leader in distributed technology management. CMC provides collaborative leadership to a complex industry composed of approximately 2,100 companies, 80% of which employ less than 100 people, and only 4% of which employ more than 250 people. Without collaboration, new technologies enabling energy efficiencies and environment-friendly improvements are slow to develop, and have trouble obtaining a broad application. The CMC team was able to effectively and efficiently transfer the results of DOE's metalcasting R&D projects to industry by utilizing and delivering the numerous communication vehicles identified in the proposal. The three metalcasting technical associations achieved significant technology transition results under this program. In addition to reaching over 23,000 people per year through Modern Casting and 28,000 through Engineered Casting Solutions, AFS had 84 national publications and reached over 1,200 people annually through Cast Metals Institute (CMI) education courses. NADCA's education department reached over 1,000 people each year through their courses, in addition to reaching over 6,000 people annually through Die Casting Engineer, and publishing 58 papers. The SFSA also published 99 research papers and reached over 1,000 people annually through their member newsletters. In addition to these communication vehicles, the CMC team conducted numerous technical committee meetings, project reviews, and onsite visits. All of these efforts to distribute the latest metalcasting technologies contributed to the successful deployment of DOE's R&D projects into industry. The DOE/CMC partnership demonstrated significant success in the identification and review of relevant and easy-to-implement metalcasting energy-saving processes and technologies so that the results are quickly implemented and become general practice. The results achieved in this program demonstrate that sustained technology transfer efforts are a critical step in the deployment of R&D projects to industry.

Gwyn, Mike

2009-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Addressing an Uncertain Future Using Scenario Analysis  

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The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has had a longstanding goal of introducing uncertainty into the analysis it routinely conducts in compliance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and for strategic management purposes. The need to introduce some treatment of uncertainty arises both because it would be good general management practice, and because intuitively many of the technologies under development by EERE have a considerable advantage in an uncertain world. For example, an expected kWh output from a wind generator in a future year, which is not exposed to volatile and unpredictable fuel prices, should be truly worth more than an equivalent kWh from an alternative fossil fuel fired technology. Indeed, analysts have attempted to measure this value by comparing the prices observed in fixed-price natural gas contracts compared to ones in which buyers are exposed to market prices (see Bolinger, Wiser, and Golove and (2004)). In addition to the routine reasons for exploring uncertainty given above, the history of energy markets appears to have exhibited infrequent, but troubling, regime shifts, i.e., historic turning points at which the center of gravity or fundamental nature of the system appears to have abruptly shifted. Figure 1 below shows an estimate of how the history of natural gas fired generating costs has evolved over the last three decades. The costs shown incorporate both the well-head gas price and an estimate of how improving generation technology has gradually tended to lower costs. The purpose of this paper is to explore scenario analysis as a method for introducing uncertainty into EERE's forecasting in a manner consistent with the preceding observation. The two questions are how could it be done, and what is its academic basis, if any. Despite the interest in uncertainty methods, applying them poses some major hurdles because of the heavy reliance of EERE on forecasting tools that are deterministic in nature, such as the Energy Information Administration's (EIA's) National Energy Modeling System (NEMS). NEMS is the source of the influential Annual Energy Outlook whose business-as-usual (BAU) case, the Reference Case, forms the baseline for most of the U.S. energy policy discussion. NEMS is an optimizing model because: 1. it iterates to an equilibrium among modules representing the supply, demand, and energy conversion subsectors; and 2. several subsectoral models are individually solved using linear programs (LP). Consequently, it is deeply rooted in the recent past and any effort to simulate the consequences of a major regime shift as depicted in Figure 1 must come by applying an exogenously specified scenario. And, more generally, simulating futures that lie outside of our recent historic experience, even if they do not include regime switches suggest some form of scenario approach. At the same time, the statistical validity of scenarios that deviate significantly outside the ranges of historic inputs should be questioned.

Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris

2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved refractories for slagging gasifiers in IGCC power systems  

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Most gasifiers are operated for refining, chemical production, and power generation. They are also considered a possible future source of H2 for future power systems under consideration. A gasifier fulfills these roles by acting as a containment vessel to react carbon-containing raw materials with oxygen and water using fluidized-bed, moving-bed, or entrained-flow systems to produce CO and H2, along with other gaseous by-products including CO2, CH4, SOx, HS, and/or NOx. The gasification process provides the opportunity to produce energy more efficiently and with less environmental impact than more conventional combustion processes. Because of these advantages, gasification is viewed as one of the key processes in the U.S. Department of Energy?s vision of an advanced power system for the 21st Century. However, issues with both the reliability and the economics of gasifier operation will have to be resolved before gasification will be widely adopted by the power industry. Central to both enhanced reliability and economics is the development of materials with longer service lives in gasifier systems that can provide extended periods of continuous, trouble-free gasifier operation. The focus of the Advanced Refractories for Gasification project at the Albany Research Center (ARC) is to develop improved refractory liner materials capable of withstanding the harsh, high-temperature environment created by the gasification reaction. Current generation refractory liners in slagging gasifiers are typically replaced every 3 to 18 months at costs ranging up to $1,000,000 or more, depending upon the size of the gasification vessel. Compounding materials and installation costs are the lost-opportunity costs for the time that the gasifier is off-line for refractory repair/exchange. The goal of this project is to develop new refractory materials or to extend the service life of refractory liner materials currently used to at least 3 years. Post-mortem analyses of refractory brick removed from slagging commercial gasifiers and of laboratory produced refractory materials has indicated that slag corrosion and structural spalling are the primary causes of refractory failure. Historically, refractory materials with chrome oxide content as high as 90 pct have been found necessary to achieve the best refractory service life. To meet project goals, an improved high chrome oxide refractory material containing phosphate additions was developed at ARC, produced commercially, and is undergoing gasifier plant trials. Early laboratory tests on the high chrome oxide material suggested that phosphate additions could double the service life of currently available high chromium oxide refractories, translating into a potential savings of millions of dollars in annual gasifier operating costs, as well a significant increase in gasifier on-line availability. The ARC is also researching the potential of no-chrome/low-chrome oxide refractory materials for use in gasifiers. Some of the driving forces for no-chrome/low-chrome oxide refractories include the high cost and manufacturing difficulties of chrome oxide refractories and the fact that they have not met the performance requirements of commercial gasifiers. Development of no/low chrome oxide refractories is taking place through an examination of historical research, through the evaluation of thermodynamics, and through the evaluation of phase diagram information. This work has been followed by cup tests in the laboratory to evaluate slag/refractory interactions. Preliminary results of plant trials and the results of ARC efforts to develop no-chrome/low chrome refractory materials will be presented.

Bennett, James P.; Kwong, Kyei-Sing; Powell, Cynthia A.; Chinn, Richard E.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dismantling of Radium-226 Coal Level Gauges: Encountered Problems and How to Solve  

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This paper describes the techniques for dismantling of disused-sealed Radium-226 (Ra-226) coal level gauges which the source specifications and documents were not available, including problems occurred during dismantling stage and the decision making in solving all those obstacles. The 2 mCi (20 pieces), 6 mCi (20 pieces) and 6.6 mCi (30 pieces) of Ra-226 hemi-spherically-shaped with lead-filled coal level gauges were used in industrial applications for electric power generation. All sources needed to be dismantled for further conditioning as requested by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). One of the 2 mCi Ra-226 source was dismantled under the supervision of IAEA expert. Before conditioning period, each of the 6 mCi and 6.6 mCi sources were dismantled and inspected. It was found that coal level gauges had two different source types: the sealed cylindrical source (diameter 2 cm x 2 cm length) locked with spring in lead housing for 2 mCi and 6.6 mCi; while the 6 mCi was an embedded capsule inside source holder stud assembly in lead-filled housing. Dismantling Ra-226 coal level gauges comprised of 6 operational steps: confirmation of the surface dose rate on each source activity, calculation of working time within the effective occupational dose limit, cutting the weld of lead container by electrical blade, confirmation of the Ra-226 embedded capsule size using radiation scanning technique and gamma radiography, automatic sawing of the source holder stud assembly, and transferring the source to store in lead safe box. The embedded length of 6 mCi Ra-226 capsule in its diameter 2 cm x 14.7 cm length stud assembly was identified, the results from scanning technique and radiographic film revealed the embedded source length of about 2 cm, therefore all the 6 mCi sources were safely cut at 3 cm using the automatic saw. Another occurring problem was one of the 6.6 mCi spring type source stuck inside its housing because the spring was deformed and there was previously a leakage on inner source housing. Thus, during manufacturing the filled-lead for shielding passed through this small hole and fixed the deformed spring together with the source. The circular surface of inner hole was measured and slowly drilled at a diameter 2.2 cm behind shielding, till the spring and the fixed lead sheet were cut, therefore the source could be finally hammered out. The surface dose rate of coal level gauges before weld cutting was 10-15 mR/hr and the highest dose rate at the position of the weld cutter was 2.5 mR/hr. The total time for each weld cutting and automatic sawing was 2-3 minutes and 1 minute, respectively. The source was individually and safely transferred to store in lead safe box using a 1-meter length tong and a light container with 1 meter length handle. The total time for Ra-226 (70 pieces) dismantling, including the encountered problems and their troubles shooting took 4 days operation in which the total dose obtained by 18 operators were ranged from 1-38 {mu}Sv. The dismantling team safely completed the activities within the effective dose limit for occupational exposure of 20 mSv/year (80 {mu}Sv/day). (authors)

Punnachaiya, M.; Nuanjan, P.; Moombansao, K.; Sawangsri, T.; Pruantonsai, P.; Srichom, K. [Office of Atoms for Peace (OAP), Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Chatuchak District, Bangkok 10900 (Thailand)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cle Elum and Supplementation Research Facility : Monthly Progress Report October 2008.  

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FISH PRODUCTION: On October 7th the 2008 spawning season was completed. 823 adults were transferred to the facility for the 2008 season. The overall adult mortality was 6.9% (1.3% pre-spawning mortality and 5.6% encountered after sorting). Wild/natural salmon collected included 278 females, 173 males, and 29 jacks for a total 480 fish for the 2008 brood. Supplemented brood stock collected included 149 adults (85 females, 35 males and 29 jacks). Hatchery control brood collected for research included 194 adults (91 females, 68 males and 35 jacks). Eggs will be inventoried in November with an actual summary of eggs numbers to be submitted for the November report. The estimated egg takes (production) for the 2008 season was 1,375,146 eggs with 1,006,063 comprising of W x W crosses and 250,755 eggs of H x H crosses with 118,328 supplement crosses. Total fish on hand for the 2007 brood is 768,751 with an average fish per pound of 30.6 f/lb. FISH CULTURE: The marking and pit-tagging operation started on October 13th. The pit-tagging portion was completed on October 23rd. A total 40,000 juveniles were pit-tagged (2,000 from each of the production ponds and 4,000 each for the hatchery juvenile ponds 9 & 10). Cle Elum staff began shocking, sorting, counting and splitting eggs in incubation. Shocking eggs will separate live eggs from dead eggs. Eggs are treated with formalin three times a week to control fungus. The focus for the culturists during the month of October entail completing the final spawn (egg take) on the 7th, pond cleaning, keeping the marking trailers supplied with fish and end of month sampling. The adult holding ponds were power washed and winterized for the shut down period. Facility crew members Greg Strom and Mike Whitefoot assisted Joe Blodgett and his crew with fish brood collection on the 22nd of October. Fall Chinook and Coho salmon were seined up and put in tanker trucks from Chandler canal and transported to holding ponds for later spawning. Charlie, Simon and Vernon assisted with sorting and spawning Summer Chinook at the Wells hatchery for the Summer Chinook reintroduction program on the lower Yakima River. WATER PRODUCTION: The current combined well and river water supply to the complex is 12,909 gallons/min. Four river pumps (12,400gpm) and one well pump No.2 (509gpm) are supplying water to the facility main head box and the egg incubation building. ACCLIMATION SITES: Easton had much activity in October, the electrical power panel that's switches commercial power operation to generator power (transfer switch) malfunctioned. Charlie called Wallace Electric as well as ASCO Services to trouble shoot the problem which has yet to be determined. Heaters have been turned on in all service buildings at the acclimation sites. Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission traveled to Easton to install a pole to mount a satellite and a new ups backup system with new monitors and computers for pit tag data recording and transmitting. Brown and Jackson pumped out the septic tanks at Easton and Clark Flat. AMB Tools performed maintenance on the compressors at the acclimation sites as well as Cle Elum (5 total). VEHICLE MAINTENANCE: Day Wireless performed maintenance on all handheld and vehicle radios. Day Wireless repaired radio communications (static noise) on the 6th also. All vehicles mileages and conditions are reported monthly to Toppenish. Cle Elum staff continues to clean and maintain all facility vehicles weekly. MAINTENANCE BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Kevin of Raincountry was called in response to repairs needed to the water chiller system. Cle Elum staff winterized all irrigation as well as shop grounds. Brown and Jackson pumped out the septic tank at the hatchery on the 22nd. HATCHERY BUILDING MAINTENANCE: The incubation room has been set up for transfer of eggs from isolation buckets to vertical stacks, temperature units are recorded daily. RESENTDENTIAL HOUSING: Residents irrigation has been winterized and fall fertilizer was applied to all grass on facility. Four Seasons performed maintenance on all heating sy

Cle Elum Supplementation and Research Facility

2008-12-11T23:59:59.000Z