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  1. Trouble Shooting and Error Messages

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home RoomPreservationBio-Inspired SolarAbout / TransformingTransuranicTrillion ParticleTrinityTrouble

  2. On Lee Smolin's The Trouble with Physics

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    Jean-Paul Auffray

    2007-07-17

    Lee Smolin's casual accounting of special and general relativity in The Trouble with Physics raises an interesting question: is it possible to develop a legitimate argument concerning string theories starting from a shaky basis? This is apparently what Lee Smolin succeeded in doing when he wrote The Trouble with Physics. The book's shortcomings are nevertheless troublesome.

  3. Bridge over troubled facets by Scott Thumlert and Bruce Jamieson

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    Jamieson, Bruce

    triggered it, it'll go big!" ­ smart skier "Dude, there's that wind crust in there that will for sure bridgeBridge over troubled facets by Scott Thumlert and Bruce Jamieson ASARC ­ Applied snow and avalanche hoar layer is probably in there." ­ smart skier "Well, we haven't seen any natural activity

  4. Parity Nonconservation in Cesium: Is the Standard Model in Trouble?

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    Johnson, Walter R.

    Parity Nonconservation in Cesium: Is the Standard Model in Trouble? Walter Johnson Department of the current status of PNC in cesium including a discussion of the reported 2.3 disagreement between review Some Properties of Cesium · Configuration: [Xe] 6s 55 electrons · A=133 (100%) N=78 Z=55 · I=7/2 g

  5. Direct Causes and the Trouble with Soft Interventions Frederick Eberhardt

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    Eberhardt, Frederick

    Direct Causes and the Trouble with Soft Interventions Frederick Eberhardt Abstract, for a variable x to be a cause of variable y, wiggling x must result in some change in (the probability of) y definition of what it takes to be a direct cause on the interventionist account: Definition 1 (Direct Cause

  6. Blowing the Whistle: How IS Auditors Can Turnaround Troubled Software Projects --And Why They Sometimes Don't!

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    Blowing the Whistle: How IS Auditors Can Turnaround Troubled Software Projects -- And Why reserved. Blowing the Whistle: How IS Auditors Can Turnaround Troubled Software Projects -- And Why is significant enough that entire books have been filled with stories of such projects (see, for example, Glass

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

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    of sustainable rural livelihoods e.g. hydrology, water regulation, sustainable harvesting, irrigationCalming Troubled Waters: Making Interdisciplinarity Work (RES-224-25-0110) November 2005 Sandra environments, particularly in relation to harvesting resources and aquaculture. While both projects focussed

  8. Is BGP Update Storm a Sign of Trouble: Observing the Internet Control and Data Planes During Internet Worms

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    Roughan, Matthew

    Is BGP Update Storm a Sign of Trouble: Observing the Internet Control and Data Planes During Internet Worms Matthew Roughan University of Adelaide matthew. roughan@ adelaide.edu.au Jun Li University, data plane, BGP, Internet worms, network measurement Abstract There are considerable reasons to wish

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

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    Elemer E Rosinger

    2007-07-08

    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.

  10. 1 Be merciful unto me O God for man goeth a | bout to de | vour me : he is | daily | fighting and | troubling me.

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    Flynn, E. Victor

    | fighting · and | troubling me. 2 Mine enemies are daily in hand to | swallow · me | up : for they be many that | fight against · me | O thou · most | Highest. 3 Nevertheless though I am | sometime · a | fraid : yet

  11. The Trouble with Bread

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    Beidelman, Maggie

    2013-01-01

    5: [on cam] This one’s gluten-free, soy-free, vegetarian.food in the organic, gluten free product line. End music.a fake grill. Killilea: [vo] Gluten-free advertisements on a

  12. Lithography Trouble-Shooter

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    Yoo, S. J. Ben

    , or alternative coating techniques such as spray coating, roller coating, or dip coating are possible work, roller coating, or dip coating are reasonable alternatives for spin coating. Please contact us and Comet-Like Structures After Spin Coating? Possible reasons and work- arounds are listed in the section

  13. Trouble Shooting and Error Messages

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  14. Trouble Shooting and Error Messages

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home RoomPreservationBio-Inspired SolarAbout / TransformingTransuranicTrillion

  15. The trouble with minimum parking requirements

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    Shoup, Donald C.

    2001-01-01

    1996 Local junsd~ctlon parking requirements" a survey ofG.E. , 1972 Zoning, Parking, and Traffic. EnoFoundationforAn Approach to Determining Parking Demand, Planmng Service

  16. Franklin Trouble Shooting and Error Messages

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    too small user Try increasing value of MPICHPTLUNEXEVENTS. See Running Large Jobs a critical file could not be located user Verify input or output files have correct path no...

  17. Hopper Trouble Shooting and Error Messages

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    width parameters to aprun user Make sure PBS -l mppwidth value matches aprun -n value a critical file could not be located user Verify input or output files have correct path no...

  18. The Trouble with Social Computing Systems Research

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    Bernstein, Michael S.

    Social computing has led to an explosion of research in understanding users, and it has the potential to similarly revolutionize systems research. However, the number of papers designing and building new sociotechnical ...

  19. Diplme d'Universit TROUBLES ENVAHISSANTS

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    Brest, Université de

    , psychiatres et pédopsychiatres (secteurs psychiatriques, PMI, DPAS, Santé Scolaire...), - Infirmiers

  20. Troubles with quantum anistropic cosmological models: Loss of unitarity

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    F. G. Alvarenga; A. B. Batista; J. C. Fabris; S. V. B. Gonçalves

    2003-04-22

    The anisotropic Bianchi I cosmological model coupled with perfect fluid is quantized in the minisuperspace. The perfect fluid is described by using the Schutz formalism which allows to attribute dynamical degrees of freedom to matter. A Schr\\"odinger-type equation is obtained where the matter variables play the role of time. However, the signature of the kinetic term is hyperbolic. This Schr\\"odinger-like equation is solved and a wave packet is constructed. The norm of the resulting wave function comes out to be time dependent, indicating the loss of unitarity in this model. The loss of unitarity is due to the fact that the effective Hamiltonian is hermitian but not self-adjoint. The expectation value and the bohmian trajectories are evaluated leading to different cosmological scenarios, what is a consequence of the absence of a unitary quantum structure. The consistency of this quantum model is discussed as well as the generality of the absence of unitarity in anisotropic quantum models.

  1. Troubles with quantum anisotropic cosmological models: loss of unitarity

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    F. G. Alvarenga; A. B. Batista; J. C. Fabris; S. V. B. Goncalves

    2004-02-25

    The anisotropic Bianchi I cosmological model coupled with perfect fluid is quantized in the minisuperspace. The perfect fluid is described by using the Schutz formalism which allows to attribute dynamical degrees of freedom to matter. It is shown that the resulting model is non-unitary. This breaks the equivalence between the many-worlds and dBB interpretations of quantum mechanics.

  2. Double, Double Toil and Trouble: Tungsten Burns and Helium Bubbles...

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    larger when it bursts, creating more surface debris. The colors indicate helium atoms (blue) and tungsten atoms (red). The Science When simulated helium (He) bubbles grow quickly,...

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

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    Hanson, F. Allan

    1987-01-01

    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... language and Anglo-Saxon traditions inherited from Mother Britain. In effect, New Zealand's port ban means that the biggest and strongest member of the family, who has assumed primary responsibility for its affairs, has been defied by the runt. The U...

  4. Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view online Engineering eNews

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    Service Day Fri, Mar 12 Spring Break View More Events Research News Energy, Environmental & Chemical the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is for research titled "NASA and NAAPS Products for Air features ideas of Computer Science & Engineering faculty "It's increasingly difficult for the public

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

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    Schipper, Lee

    2008-01-01

    of gasoline, diesel, and even LPG consumed by automobiles.of diesels and in two cases LPG cars as well. The IEA (1)liquid petroleum gas (LPG, mostly propane) has been

  6. Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view online Engineering eNews

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    will be recognized during the Recognition ceremony for undergraduate students on May 15. Read More Seismic Design in the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute's seismic design competition. Read More Left to Right: Alisa Ma

  7. Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view online January 2013

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    Middle School to reach out to groups traditionally underrepresented in the science, technology STUDENTS WITH STARTUP COMPANIES Washington University's engineering, business and law schools in downtown St. Louis. READ MORE DISCOVERY COMPETITION NARROWS TEAMS TO SIX Washington University

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

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    Schipper, Lee

    2008-01-01

    economy vs real fuel prices weighted by diesel and gasolinekm of using diesel fuel – mostly the lower price and to some

  9. Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view online Meet the 2014 Alumni Achievement

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    . READ MORE Plantbased plastics target of alumna Robertson's research Megan Robertson, PhD, who earned to petroleumbased plastics, or polymers. READ MORE March 915 Spring Break March 20 Alumni Achievement Awards Special Lecture VIEW MORE EVENTS the technology may help surgeons distinguish cancer cells, which glow in blue

  10. Robust Two-Step Confidence Sets, and the Trouble with the First Stage F-Statistic

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    Andrews, Isaiah

    2014-09-04

    When weak identification is a concern researchers frequently calculate confidence sets in two steps, first assessing the strength of identification and then, on the basis of this initial assessment, deciding whether to use ...

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

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    Schipper, Lee

    2008-01-01

    related to fuel use or emissions than car ownership alone.Limiting CO2 Emissions from new cars promulgated by the EU (of 120 gm/km CO2 emissions from new cars, which corresponds

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

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    Schipper, Lee

    2008-01-01

    Oak Ridge Transport Energy Data Book (various editions). Oakin English). Tokyo: Energy Data and Modeling Center, JapanECMT, Paris), N. Doi, (the Energy Data and Modeling Center,

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    of Service Award Nominations Due View More Events Research News Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization News Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton's announcement on the establishment of the Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    Liu have been #12;energy, create jobs, and open export opportunities," said David Sandalow, United MILLION CLEAN ENERGY RESEARCH AWARD "This innovative research program will help promote clean States assistant secretary of energy for policy and international affairs. "By bringing some of our best

  15. Performing Women’s Speech in Early Modern Drama: Troubling Silence, Complicating Voice 

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    Van Note, Beverly Marshall

    2012-10-19

    This dissertation attempts to fill a void in early modern English drama studies by offering an in-depth, cross-gendered comparative study emphasizing representations of women’s discursive agency. Such an examination ...

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    .COM Mechanical Engineering student Brandon Brown received FirstTeam AllAmerica honors for his accomplishments about environmentally sustainable solar power in China and mentor local elementary school students selected to receive the Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    to interrupt corrupted files or computer viruses. Assistant Professor Cynthia Lo receives 3M research who may be interested in receiving this mail? Forward to a friend. Unsubscribe from Washington

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

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    Baehr, Leslie G. (Leslie Gail)

    2013-01-01

    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. ...

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton says America has the potential to solve its energy crisis over the next decade this academic year. Read More U.S. energy future hinges on rapid rollout of emerging clean energy technologies Open Golf Tournament View More Events Research News Harvesting green energy Professor Himadri Pakrasi

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    Subramanian discusses lithium ion battery safety in Discovery News Associate Professor Venkat Subramanian

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

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    Schipper, Lee

    2008-01-01

    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.

  2. Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view online JANUARY 2014

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    .S.China Clean Energy Research CenterAdvanced Coal Technology Consortium to continue international progress in advanced coal technologies. VIEW MORE NEWS VIDEO: Blake Marggraff, president of WUTE (Washington University they use to their advantage. WUSTL joins U.S.China Clean Energy Research Center WUSTL joined the U

  3. Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view online September 2012

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    & Chemical Engineering for work in solar energy, lithiumion batteries and clean coal technology. READ MORE

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    Washington University Research to Advance Clean Coal Technology The Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization to research clean coal technology, making St. Louis the nation's center for clean coal research. View Photos

  5. PAGE 3 SIGACCESS NEWSLETTER, ISSUE 100, JUNE 2011 The Troubled Path of Accessibility Engineering

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    Brajnik, Giorgio

    is conformant to WCAG 2.0, or you are a chief information officer worried about the conformance status of your University of Udine, Italy brajnik@uniud.it Abstract Web accessibility entails far more than just paying a number of pitfalls that hamper accessibility evaluation of web pages. In this paper I review some

  6. Troubling Talk: A Politics and History of Indistinction in the Upper Sorbian Community

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    Spreng, Elizabeth

    2013-09-17

    of Small capS for paper-specific terms that I am introducing in my arguments. SCN VI/1 [2013], 5–17 — 6 — Slavia Centralis 1/2013 Elizabeth Spreng of language shift in the Upper Sorbian community.2 Facing a future in which this Slavonic language may... peace exemplify a longing for indiStinction. Her need to separate from local politics and associated personal interactions intimates the political realities of — 8 — Slavia Centralis 1/2013 Elizabeth Spreng ordinary suffering when every day is a...

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

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    Haeri, M. H.; Shaffer, S.

    1995-01-01

    , in partnership with public development agencies, electric utilities have taken an active role in the local and regional economies through financial and educational incentives to help improve the comparative advantage and attractiveness of their local industries...

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    , TWENTY MINUTES WITH KRISTEN NAEGLE What determines if a cell will stay healthy or lead to cancer by reflecting hazardous ultraviolet radiation from the sun. But what happens to those nanoparticles when you OF 13 GLOBAL SCHOLARS Samir Unni designed a software program for the phone that theoretically physicians

  9. Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view online Engineer your way.

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    alumna Alice Ndikumana. READ MORE April 24 Wash U Racing Car Unveiling Washington University nets $3 at Wash U. Meet Washington University Engineering alumnus Col. Bob Behnken, PhD, chief astronaut at NASA

  10. Looking for Trouble: Competition Policy in the U.S. Electricity Industry

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    Bushnell, Jim

    2003-01-01

    emissions. AES Calpine Duke Dynegy PG&E Reliant SCE SDG&EJuly 1998 AES Calpine Duke Dynergy PG&E Reliant SCE Mirant

  11. Entrainment in Trouble: Cool Cloud Acceleration and Destruction in Hot Supernova-Driven Galactic Winds

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    Zhang, Dong; Quataert, Eliot; Murray, Norman

    2015-01-01

    Efficient thermalization of overlapping supernovae within star-forming galaxies may produce a supernova-heated fluid that drives galactic winds. For fiducial assumptions about the timescale for Kelvin-Helmholz (KH) instabilities from high-resolution simulations (which neglect magnetic fields) we show that cool clouds with temperature from T_c ~ 10^2-10^4 K seen in emission and absorption in galactic winds cannot be accelerated to observed velocities by the ram pressure of a hot wind. Taking into account both the radial structure of the hot flow and gravity, we show that this conclusion holds over a wide range of galaxy, cloud, and hot wind properties. This finding calls into question the prevailing picture whereby the cool atomic gas seen in galactic winds is entrained and accelerated by the hot flow. Given these difficulties with ram pressure acceleration, we discuss alternative models for the origin of high velocity cool gas outflows. Another possibility is that magnetic fields in cool clouds are sufficient...

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

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    Schipper, Lee

    2008-01-01

    Price on New Car MPG, 1978-89,” The Energy Journal, vol. 11,reasons, new diesel cars show only slightly lower energy- orand rapid energy savings and CO2 restraint in new cars. Fuel

  13. Trouble with Prime Numbers: DeCSS, DVD and the Protection of Proprietary Encryption Tools 

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    Guadamuz, Andres

    2002-01-01

    This essay deals with the cracking of DVD encryption and its further diffusion as a computer programme named DeCSS, which has been made available over the Internet in various formats, including t-shirts and a numerical ...

  14. Mis-Modelling in Gravitational Wave Astronomy: The Trouble With Templates

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    Laura Sampson; Neil Cornish; Nicolas Yunes

    2014-03-20

    Waveform templates are a powerful tool for extracting and characterizing gravitational wave signals, acting as highly restrictive priors on the signal morphologies that allow us to extract weak events buried deep in the instrumental noise. The templates map the waveform shapes to physical parameters, thus allowing us to produce posterior probability distributions for these parameters. However, there are attendant dangers in using highly restrictive signal priors. If strong field gravity is not accurately described by General Relativity (GR), then using GR templates may result in fundamental bias in the recovered parameters, or even worse, a complete failure to detect signals. Here we study such dangers, concentrating on three distinct possibilities. First, we show that there exist modified theories compatible with all existing tests that would fail to be detected by the LIGO/Virgo network using searches based on GR templates, but which would be detected using a one parameter post-Einsteinian extension. Second, we study modified theories that produce departures from GR that turn on suddenly at a critical frequency, producing waveforms that do not naively fit into the simplest parameterized post-Einsteinian (ppE) scheme. We show that even the simplest ppE templates are still capable of picking up these strange signals and diagnosing a departure from GR. Third, we study whether using inspiral-only ppE waveforms for signals that include merger and ringdown can lead to problems in misidentifying a GR departure. We present an easy technique that allows us to self-consistently identify the inspiral portion of the signal, and thus remove these potential biases, allowing GR tests to be performed on higher mass signals that merge within the detector band. We close by studying a parameterized waveform model that may allow us to test GR using the full inspiral-merger-ringdown signal.

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

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    Schipper, Lee

    2008-01-01

    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?

  16. Double, Double Toil and Trouble: Tungsten Burns and Helium Bubbles | U.S.

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  17. Double, Double Toil and Trouble: Tungsten Burns and Helium Bubbles | U.S.

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  18. Insulation Troubles: A Story of a House That Never Stayed Warm, Part 1 |

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  19. Insulation Troubles: A Story of a House That Never Stayed Warm, Part 2 |

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

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    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...

  1. Making Light of Troubles: Evidence for the Role of Laughter as a Prosocial Pragmatic Device in Conversation

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    Zeamer, Charlotte Anne

    2014-01-01

    noises, a sine tone and a cough sound, even when precedingbut not communicative cough sound; and one both non-clip 8 slightly different cough sounds were inserted, used

  2. Dehumanization of the Black American Female: An American/Hawaiian Experience

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    Hairston, Kimetta R.

    2008-01-01

    April 23, 1999). Is trouble brewing? Honolulu Star Bulletin.aptly titled Is trouble brewing? outlined ten incidents of

  3. Barnett, S.M. (2013) Comment on "Trouble with the Lorentz Law of Force: Incompatibility with Special Relativity and Momentum Conservation".

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    2013-01-01

    the rate of change of the dipole's energy. The integral of J · E over space is zero and there is no net and a polarization centered on the magnetic dipole. The net force exerted by the charge on the dipole remains zero transfer of energy just as there is no net force. If we consider the torque, however, then the J · E term

  4. CASILLI A.A., Un nouvel art de jener ? Performativit du corps dans le Web des troubles alimentaires, revue Communications, n92, d. Seuil, Paris, paratre printemps 2013

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    sociaux, pro-ana, ana-mia, cultures numériques. Keywords : Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, eating The contemporary phenomenon of « pro-ana » (or, more accurately, « ana-mia ») websites, focussing on anorexia nervosa and on other eating disorders, problematizes the notions of body, presence, and performativity

  5. T.Lmdauer, The Trouble with Computers: usefulness,usability. and productivity, The MIT Press, Cambridge, 1995,Chapter 6,pp. 141-168.

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    Redmiles, David F.

    programs. It has been said that the first industrial revolution replaced human and animal muscle with more efficient energy sources and that the information revolution is replacing human mental work with more two effects. First, it has pushed forward the replacement of human motor skills with more accu- rately

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

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    -withering heat wave, another village abandoned because of invading sand dunes, or another aquifer pumped dry looks like. We have the technologies to build it--including, for example, gas-electric hybrid cars

  7. 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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    Rock, Chris

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

  8. 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

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    coal-fired power plants, which produce just over half of U.S. electricity and much more CO2 than any other type of power plant. Technology now exists at commercial scale that can eliminate almost all CO2 from the exhaust of coal power plants. The price increase to end customers would be only about 20

  9. Trouble along the Lower Colorado River Amy Chappelle, September 18, 2014 Beneath the surface of the Lower Colorado River lives a

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    Rock, Chris

    of the Lower Colorado River lives a bottom feeder fish species that is currently listed as threatened in Texas-made dams, basins, and bridge abutments. This and the naturally shallow areas within the river

  10. If you have trouble viewing this email, please let us know: pressoffice@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk NR/08/CD Date: 01/08/2013

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    scientists and researchers to manage tree health more effectively. A team from Natural Resources Wales has of our broadleaved trees. Natural Resources Wales issued a rallying cry to help build a comprehensive high schools in Dolgellau and Tywyn joined Swyn Spencer of Natural Resources Wales and local Active

  11. University of Rochester UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICE Name

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    Cantlon, Jessica F.

    Diabetes mellitus J Digestive troubles J Dizziness/fainting J Eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, bulimia J

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

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    Acton, Scott

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

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

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    Acton, Scott

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

  14. Another Crazy year in Colorado Where does 2012 Fit in the

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    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    ground showing -- trouble brewing -- #12;Our spring storms were fewer and weaker #12;Snow melted fast

  15. The Magazine of The Johns hopkins BlooMBerg school of puBlic healTh www.jhsph.eduspring 2013 the virus that owns the world looking for trouble saving a saCred river

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    Bushman, Frederic

    2013 15 The 2-year-old girl arrived at Phebe Hospital in rural Liberia barely alive. Her abdomen had," says Abdullah, who was in Liberia leading a medical education program to train surgeons in a cost the global surgical gap is a public health issue. "If a kid in Sierra Leone, Liberia or Su- dan falls out

  16. Air Sealing Your Home | Department of Energy

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    Save on heating and cooling costs by checking for air leaks in common trouble spots in your home. Save on heating and cooling costs by checking for air leaks in common trouble...

  17. The Natural Number of Forward Markets for Electricity

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    Suenaga, Hiroaki; Williams, Jeffrey

    2005-01-01

    2002). “The trouble with electricity markets: Understandingwholesale electricity market,” American Economic Review, 92:derivatives in electricity markets,” Quantitative Finance,

  18. Optimal tasking of mobile autonomous sensing assets in uncertain adversarial settings

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    Oran, Ali

    2010-01-01

    Iraq and Afghanistan using spy drones. The trouble is, thereyear, a single new Reaper drone will record 10 video feeds

  19. Detroit -- Focus: HOPE Center for Advanced Technologies [The Place of Work

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    Bressi, Todd W; Marcus, Galith S

    1995-01-01

    troubled economic times. In Detroit, an abandoned, 50-year-by Focus: MOPE, a Detroit civil rights organization. CAT's

  20. Parking on a Smart Campus: Lessons for Universities and Cities

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    Shoup, Donald C.

    2005-01-01

    1997. “The High Cost of Free Parking,” Journal of PlanningTrouble with Minimum Parking Requirements,” TransportationThe High Cost of Free Parking, Chicago: Planners Press.

  1. Parking on a Smart Campus: Lessons For Universities and Cities

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    Shoup, Donald

    2005-01-01

    1997. “The High Cost of Free Parking,” Journal of PlanningTrouble with Minimum Parking Requirements,” TransportationThe High Cost of Free Parking, Chicago: Planners Press.

  2. People, Parking, and Cities

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    Manville, Michael; Shoup, Donald

    2004-01-01

    Trouble with Minimum Parking Requirements,” TransportationThe High Cost of Free Parking, forthcoming from The Plannerslimit rather than require parking. Perhaps the simplest and

  3. 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...

  4. Strengthening the Loan Program | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    and funded the program. The report makes clear that the Department was operating under Congressional requirements to provide loans to projects that would have trouble obtaining...

  5. Richard Gerber

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

    serves as the liason to the NERSC User Group (NUG), manages NERSC's trouble ticket system, and designs and implements NERSC's annual user survey. Richard is keenly interested...

  6. California's Electricity Crisis: A Market Apart?

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    Bushnell, James

    2003-01-01

    California Wholesale Electricity Markets. ” Docket No. EL00-a Competitive Electricity Market. ” International EconomicS. , "The Trouble with Electricity Markets: Understanding

  7. Fast Change Point Detection for Electricity Market Analysis

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    Gu, William

    2014-01-01

    The trouble with electricity markets: understandingPoint Detection for Electricity Market Analysis William Gu ?Point Detection for Electricity Market Analysis William Gu,

  8. Price-elastic demand in deregulated electricity markets

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    Siddiqui, Afzal S.

    2003-01-01

    in Competitive Electricity Markets," Ph. D. thesis, IEORrms trading in the electricity markets and their degree ofThe Trouble With Electricity Markets and Califor- nia's

  9. Measuring Market Inefficiencies in California's Restructured Wholesale Electricity Market

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    Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, Jim; Wolak, Frank A.

    2002-01-01

    nia's Wholesale Electricity Market During Summer 2000: The2002). \\The Trouble with Electricity Markets: Understandingin California's Electricity Market." Journal of Industrial

  10. 1999 Commercial Building Characteristics--Year Constructed Comparison

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

    Year Constructed Comparison Percentage of Floorspace and Buildings by Year Constructed, 1999 Percentage of Floorspace and Buildings by Year Constructed, 1999. If having trouble...

  11. Trends in Commercial Buildings--District Heat Detail

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    confidence ranges. If you have trouble viewing this page, please contact the National Energy Information Center at (202) 586-8800. Energy Information Administration Commercial...

  12. Trends in Commercial Buildings--Primary Electricity Detail

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    confidence ranges. If you have trouble viewing this page, please contact the National Energy Information Center at (202) 586-8800. Energy Information Administration Commercial...

  13. Trends in Commercial Buildings--Natural Gas Detail

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

    confidence ranges. If you have trouble viewing this page, please contact the National Energy Information Center at (202) 586-8800. Energy Information Administration Commercial...

  14. Trends in Commercial Buildings--Site Electricity Detail

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    confidence ranges. If you have trouble viewing this page, please contact the National Energy Information Center at (202) 586-8800. Energy Information Administration Commercial...

  15. Trends in Commercial Buildings--Fuel Oil Detail

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    confidence ranges. If you have trouble viewing this page, please contact the National Energy Information Center at (202) 586-8800. Energy Information Administration Commercial...

  16. Native Americans and Type 2 Diabetes: The Discourse of Predisposition and its Politics

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    McGuire, Laurette Ann

    2012-01-01

    such as the Human Genome Project and the GenographicJoanne 2004 The Human Genome Diversity Project: “Peoples”, “Trouble with the Human Genome Diversity Project. Molecular

  17. Prison Health Care: Is Contracting Out Healthy?

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    Bedard, Kelly; Frech, Ted E

    2007-01-01

    by Male and Female Prisoners,” Journal of CorrectionalM. Sade, 2003. “The prisoner dilemma: Should convicteds Troubled Answer for Prisoners With H.I.V. ” New York

  18. Locating experiential richness in doom metal

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    Piper, Jonathan

    2013-01-01

    as Trouble) (1984), Metal Blade. Witchfinder General.Death Penalty (1982), Heavy Metal Records.the Balinese Death/ Thrash Metal Scene. ” Popular Music 22,

  19. Residential implementation of critical-peak pricing of electricity

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    Herter, Karen

    2006-01-01

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

  20. DEMOCRACY OVER A BARREL: OIL, REGIME CHANGE AND WAR

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    Karl, Terry

    2008-01-01

    years ago in Caracas, Venezuela. “It brings trouble. ” Whilebecome democratic, as Venezuela demonstrated in 1958. Butdemocracies like Venezuela’s restricted partiocracy. These

  1. Natural Unity and Human Nature

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    Jr., Manuel Cabrera

    2012-01-01

    skeptic sees trouble brewing. When considering things fromeasily mask the rationalism brewing beneath the surface. Weoccurs to me might be there, brewing beneath the surface and

  2. Unthinkable Rebellion and the Praxis of the Possible: Ch'orti' Campesin@ Struggles in Guatemala's Eastern Highlands

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    Casolo, Jennifer Jean

    2011-01-01

    Press Ponte, S. (2002). Brewing a bitter cup? Deregulation,164 Section 1— Trouble Brewing: The Coffee Connection andeastern highlands more was brewing than ladinos. Resistance

  3. The UCSC Arboretum: A Grand Experiment

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    Reti, Irene; Regional History Project, UC Santa Cruz Library; Hall, Brett; Harder, Daniel; Norris, Phyllis

    2007-01-01

    a lot of rain, but it was filling up with water. And, byrain year round. That’s why we have such trouble with water

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    Zandstra, Peter W.

    file:///M|/My%20Documents/MedEmail/April%209%20-%202013/MedEmail_Vol21n14_FINAL.html[10/04/2013 3. The #12;file:///M|/My%20Documents/MedEmail/April%209%20-%202013/MedEmail_Vol21n14_FINAL.html[10/04/2013 3

  5. A review of the effectiveness of recreation prevention and intervention efforts with at-risk and juvenile delinquent populations 

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    McKay, Stacey Lyn

    1994-01-01

    impacted by prevention and intervention programs: (a) Youth in troubled environments (At-Risk); (b) Youth partaking in unlawful activities but who have not been caught (Deviant Behavior); (c) Youth who are in danger of going into a correctional...

  6. Building Life Cycle Cost Programs Software Installation Troubleshootin...

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

    trouble downloading the Building Life Cycle Cost (BLCC) Programs software? Macintosh Operating Systems If you are receiving the "Download.app is damaged and can't be opened"...

  7. "Debt Sustainability in Historical Perspective: The Role of Fiscal Repression"*

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    "Debt Sustainability in Historical Perspective: The Role of Fiscal Repression"* Mauricio Drelichman. #12;2 Introduction Debt sustainability matters. Sovereign defaults are often cataclysmic events of countries in trouble. Assessing what level of debt is sustainable therefore carries special importance

  8. Repair Sequences in American Learners of German Interlanguage

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    Wisbey, Evelyn

    2010-04-25

    This study in Conversation Analysis investigates the organization of other-initiated repair sequences in American learners of German, i.e., it examines how learners deal with troubles in hearing or understanding that they ...

  9. Permanence : aligning architecture, nuclear waste, and the Public

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    Maher, John, III (John Edward)

    2014-01-01

    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 ...

  10. Web-Based Software Vendor Management Application

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    Puppala, Naresh

    2010-05-14

    as monitoring vendor conformance to service level agreements. Based on research regarding software vendor management, a web-based application has been developed that would provide support for vendor trouble tickets, license utilization, and performance metrics...

  11. Ocean Odysseys: Jack O'Neill, Dan Haifley, and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

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    O'Neill, Jack; Haifley, Dan; Reti, Irene; Regional History Project, UCSC Library

    2012-01-01

    fly the balloons and the airship off of. We found it down inflying the balloon off of it, getting the airship ready. Andthey had some trouble with the airship and we really weren’t

  12. Regional parking fee : a potential funding source for transit?

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    Misiak, Jodie Mercer

    2005-01-01

    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 ...

  13. Energy Secretary Moniz Honors ESnet's OSCARS Bandwidth Reservation...

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

    (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Energy Secretary Moniz Honors ESnet's OSCARS Bandwidth...

  14. Infrastructure as a vehicle for community building : an urban design strategy for Iztapalapa, Mexico City

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    Beane, George H. (George Holton)

    2015-01-01

    Mexico City suffers from flooding, water scarcity, pollution, subsidence and enormous financial costs related to water infrastructure. Poor governance contributes to the city's water troubles by creating overlapping political ...

  15. Chemotherapy-Related Cognitive Impairment: The Breast Cancer Experience

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    Myers, Jamie S.

    2010-10-11

    , trouble focusing, and difficulty with word finding, reading, and driving. Support and validation of the experience was acknowledged as important. Coping strategies included writing things down, depending on others, focusing on one task at a time...

  16. Design and implementation of series elastic actuation in a biomorphic robot leg

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    Chan, Nathaniel K. (Nathaniel Kai Yip)

    2007-01-01

    Fluid, efficient, robust bipedal locomotion is hard by some approaches. Today's most advanced bipedal robots require flat and level floors, but are still prone to trips and falls. They have trouble interacting with objects ...

  17. The Use of Electricity in Industry and Energy Saving - The Gamma Co-Efficient 

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    Wolf, R.; Froehlich, R.

    1983-01-01

    Use of electricity in manufacturing processes is not only limited to its specific utilizations as motion power, lighting, electrolysis. Worldwide energy troubles involve in France a great voluntee to substitute in industrial processes the nuclear...

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

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    Kosobud, Richard F.

    2004-01-01

    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 ...

  19. No. 405 July 2011 MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY

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    Abrahams, I. David

    Publications Commit- tee via the Finance and General Purposes Committee to commis- sion an external consultant delegated to the General Secretary, Martin Hyland, whose remarkable ability to pour oil on troubled waters

  20. Structure of RheniumContaining Sodium Borosilicate Glass

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    not problem- atic in evaporation and drying processes but does creates trouble in high temperature molten glass pro- cessing from either liquid or dried feed. 2 Other sources of 99...

  1. GETTING STARTED / SYSTEM INVENTORY .......................................................................................................... 2 USING AN OUTBOARD CD/TAPE PLAYER ..............................................................................

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    Minnesota, University of

    ..................................................................................................................................... 5 BUILT-IN UHF WIRELESS RECEIVER .................................................................................................................... 6 OPERATING THE WIRELESS MICROPHONE / TRANSMITTER and need to be replaced HAVING TROUBLE W/ YOUR WIRELESS SYSTEM? (Wireless Model Only) No Sound (RX

  2. Department of Energy's ESnet and NERSC Blaze 400G Production...

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    (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net ESnet and NERSC Blaze 400G Production Network Path 400G...

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

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    Grandstaff, John M.

    2011-05-14

    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. ...

  4. The Climate Policy Narrative for a Dangerously Warming World

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    Sanford, Todd; Frumhoff, Peter; Luers, Amy; Gulledge, Jay

    2014-01-01

    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.

  5. Reactive Attachment Disorder: Concepts, Treatment, and Research

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    Walter, Uta M.; Petr, Chris

    2004-06-01

    Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) is a disorder characterized by controversy, both with respect to its definition and its treatment. By definition, the RAD diagnosis attempts to characterize and explain the origin of certain troubling behaviors...

  6. Using LON-CAPA for MA16020

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    2015-08-24

    you are highly encouraged to do them FIRST because it will save you a lot of time and trouble later on when you do your homework. 2. Learning with LON-CAPA ...

  7. Molten-Salt Depleted-Uranium Reactor

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    Dong, Bao-Guo; Gu, Ji-Yuan

    2015-01-01

    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...

  8. The Problem of Philippine Independence and Japan: The First Three Decades of American Colonial Rule

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    Goodman, Grant K.

    1972-01-01

    that the Filipinos will make a mess of it. History has not shown them capable of self-government." In addi tion, Kaneko scoffed at any idea of Japanese designs on the Philip pines. He pointed out that Japan had its own troubles in Taiwan, Korea, and Sakhalin... that the Filipinos will make a mess of it. History has not shown them capable of self-government." In addi tion, Kaneko scoffed at any idea of Japanese designs on the Philip pines. He pointed out that Japan had its own troubles in Taiwan, Korea, and Sakhalin...

  9. Oil could grind down fragile state By MICHAEL SASSO

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    Oil could grind down fragile state By MICHAEL SASSO msasso@tampatrib.com Published: June 6, 2010 Florida - battered by Mother Nature and man - now must worry about how long the BP oil spill will affect its livelihood. Here's a troubling scenario: A year from now, a giant plume of oil below the water

  10. A Byte-Erasure Method for Improved Impulse Immunity in DSL Systems using Soft Information from an Inner Code

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    Yu, Wei

    on the copper lines. Systems are protected from Impulse Noise using a combi- nation of interleaving and Reed, in that sense they are designed conservatively and don't take full advantage of the capacity of each copper pair. Moreover, large design margins are used to guarantee trouble-free operation. The demand for even higher

  11. Instrumenting Home Networks Kenneth L. Calvert

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    Grinter, Rebecca Elizabeth

    Instrumenting Home Networks Kenneth L. Calvert Lab for Advanced Networking University of Kentucky is actually happening. Availability of a record of events that occurred on the home network before trouble is generally only available via a Web interface, making it difficult to build tools that leverage the log data

  12. Revue de presse ANGLAIS Semaine du 27 dcembre 2010

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    Rennes, Université de

    . United States Las Vegas in crisis - Party over : The city's troubles are part cyclical, part existential--and rising inflation and interest rates, lack of investment in infrastructure and a fiscally incontinent are both bigger and smaller than assumed. Phone calls - Hanging up : Reports of the death of the phone call

  13. Oil Price and the Dollar Virginie Coudert

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    Boyer, Edmond

    , published in "Energy Studies Review 15, 2 (2008) ?" #12;1 Introduction Even after a decrease in the last 25 of primary energy and 95% of the transportation sector relies on it (Carnot & Hagege (2004)). The real oil to the situation in the Middle East (terrorism in Iraq and Saudi Arabia) and to the political troubles in Venezuela

  14. S P R I N G 2 0 0 9 arts&sciencesI N S I D E

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    Marchant, David R.

    S P R I N G 2 0 0 9 arts&sciencesI N S I D E : Do magnets repel sharks? Revered Dean Elsbeth, and stock market tumbles. Indeed, these are troubling economic times. This past fall, President Robert Brown's College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. DEAN OF ARTS & SCIENCES Virginia Sapiro ASSOCIATE VICE

  15. On Improving the Effectiveness of Open Learning Environments

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    Conati, Cristina

    specific student difficulties. ACE provides students with a highly-graphical, exploratory learning that support the exploratory behaviour of those students who would otherwise have trouble learning of tutor-controlled environments that monitor and structure the learning process through focused activities

  16. Proceedings of the Second Conference on the Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire GTR-NRS-P-84 44 WILDFIRE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM: STATUS AND KEY ISSUES

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    .K. wildfire management. Wildfires challenge the resources of U.K. Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs), especially in the north and west of the United Kingdom is blanket bog on deep peat. This moorland is the U.K.'s most because firefighters have trouble reaching them and because peat fires are especially dangerous

  17. 20 Engineered Wood Journal Spring 2004 re wood design course

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    Gupta, Rakesh

    20 Engineered Wood Journal · Spring 2004 A re wood design course offerings in civil, architectural, just maintaining the status quo could spell trouble for a wood products industry facing ever-greater competition from non-wood building materials. University education about wood as an engineering material

  18. THE ECONOMICS OF NUCLEAR REACTORS: RENAISSANCE OR RELAPSE?

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    Laughlin, Robert B.

    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

  19. NASA Headquarters Daniel Lockney, Technology Transfer Program Executive

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    Systems Rapidly Scan Large Structures 140 Terahertz Lasers Reveal Information for 3D Images 142 Thin Films Allow Affordable Space Research 136 Fiber Optics Deliver Real-Time Structural Monitoring 138 Camera Polymers Advance Heat Management Materials for Vehicles 60 Wireless Sensors Pinpoint Rotorcraft Troubles 64

  20. Continuous Pipelines at Google Dan Dennison

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    Cortes, Corinna

    Continuous Pipelines at Google Dan Dennison dennison@google.com 12 May 2015 Table of Contents Abstract for SREcon Europe 2015 Abstract Origin of the Pipeline Design Pattern Initial Effect of Big Data on the Simple Pipeline Pattern Challenges to the Periodic Pipeline Pattern Trouble Caused

  1. HAPPENING THIS WEEK NECO MEETING

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    Lawrence, Rick L.

    AND TROUBLED NUCLEAR POWER WILL INALTERABLY CHANGE NOW THAT SOLAR HAS BECOME SO COM- PETITIVE. BUT SOLAR CAN HOURS AND HANG OUT WITH OUR AWESOME CREW BY EMAILING OR CALLING US. SOLAR CONTINUES TRUMPING FOSSIL FUEL TECHNOLOGY IT STILL RE- MAINS UNRELIABLE GIVEN ITS DEPENDENCE ON THE SUN FOR FUEL. SINCE POWER CAN

  2. 4,-AN AMERICAN FISH IN FINLAND.-By OSCAR NORDgVIST.

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    4,-AN AMERICAN FISH IN FINLAND.- By OSCAR NORDgVIST. Inspector 0/ Fisheries, Helsingfors, Finland the foregoing, is a very valuable fish, I thought it worth the trouble to attempt to introduce it into Finland on the route to replace the water which was spilled in transportation. ..En amerikansk ftskart i Finland

  3. TUGboat, Volume 0 (2060), No. 0 1001 Kanji-Sudokus

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    Roegel, Denis

    2060-01-01

    Introduction Recently, I have had the need to get my hands on Werner Lemberg's excellent CJK package, for a talk on the Chinese calendar. There, I wanted to use METAPOST figures with Chinese labels. This worked (say) packages, and one is likely to run into trouble be- cause some crucial element is missing

  4. International Conference on Gas Hydrates May 19-23, 2002, Yokohama

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    Gudmundsson, Jon Steinar

    at high pressure and low temperature. The pressure and temperature conditions for hydrate formation University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway Cost-effective exploitation of deepwater oil and gas reservoirs, requires trouble free flow of oil, gas and water mixtures from subsea wellheads

  5. BULLETIN OF THE UNITED STATES FISH COMMISSION. 57 Fifth dredge (two minutes) : 170 oysters, three yeap old ;some shells.

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    this bay are, as a rule, in good condition and not much troubled with enemies, although some drills. Flavor and condition of oysters good, al- though rather salt. spuyten Duyvel Creek. .Years ago the Hudson'sBank, 3,126,000 Pounds salt cod, 24,280 pounds fresh haliQut; from Grand Bank, 3,225,- pounds salt cod

  6. Abstract --The Robotic Gait Rehabilitation (RGR) Trainer, was designed and built to target secondary gait deviations in

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    Mavroidis, Constantinos

    Abstract -- The Robotic Gait Rehabilitation (RGR) Trainer, was designed and built to target weakness or trouble moving one side of their body, and require rehabilitation [1]. Walking allows and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA, 02114, USA (phone: 617

  7. CMU-ITC-86-049 The Vice 2 File Server

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    . There is a short section on trouble- shooting and bug reporting and a list of the major things that are still being the system recognize the 70 megabyte partition the line: /4ev/hd Ic:/vicepa:rw: 1:2 should be added to

  8. When Trying Is Not Enough: Emotion Regulation and the EffortSuccess Gap in Bipolar Disorder

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    Gross, James J.

    with these clinical descrip- tions, models of bipolar disorder have stressed the importance of troubled emotion to the processes by which individuals consciously or unconsciously modify their emotions (Gross & Thompson, 2007 con- ceptual framework. We adopt a process model of emotion regula- tion proposed by Gross (1998

  9. Space Communications Policy Division, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan

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    :: 266 g (without battery) Because of LNA trouble of ETS-VIII, additional high gain transmission antenna of Satellite Utilization 2 Real-time distribution of Solar Eclipse images from Iwo Island on July 2009 Hospital KANAGAWA Real-time transmission of operation images taken with 3D stereoscopic camera on January

  10. Chapter 18. The E821 Slow Control System

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    Brookhaven National Laboratory - Experiment 821

    Chapter 18. The E­821 Slow Control System Revised March 1994 18.1. Introduction The (g \\Gamma 2 system when they can. The slow control system then logs status information or trouble reports. The local control loops also have priority over control signals sent down to them from the slow control system

  11. NATURE | NEWS Laser fusion nears crucial milestone

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    of `inertial confinement' fusion -- faces an uncertain future. Would success mean that the US Department National Laboratory in New Mexico, agrees, saying that scientists working on inertial confinement should to the troubles that have plagued a competing approach to fusion -- magnetic confinement -- and its flagship

  12. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS

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    Chen, Ying

    since it was closed July 2001, a trouble free run of 10 months. Planned maintenance and other items were refurbished ones. Test and record numbers for the terminal 20l/s pump readout calibration. Check lights. PUMP OUT 6-05-02 Pump out tank, open doors and start ventilation system. The ventilation system

  13. The Crack in the Mirror 

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    Clark, Sheila

    1994-01-01

    easily back i/lfo the positioll he had always held, He bothered l1o-OIle, ,Iriving 110 trouble; I/either did he ask for any assistance, He was, it st!cl1led, perfectly self-sllfficient. Nor did he eua offer assistmlee, although he was pe...

  14. RELATIVISTIC QUARK MODELS FOR BARYONS: THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF ORDINARY MATTER.

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    Gent, Universiteit

    properties of strange baryons. 1. The trouble with medium-energy The words "fundamental theory of matter quarks, starting from the fundamental equations of quantum chromody- namics (QCD), the field theory Lorentz covariant. We have used this model to calculate baryon mass spectra, as well as electromagnetic

  15. RELATIVISTIC QUARK MODELS FOR BARYONS: THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF ORDINARY MATTER.

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    Gent, Universiteit

    as electromagnetic properties of strange baryons. 1. The trouble with medium-energy The words \\fundamental theory for a \\theory of everything" might even be called one of the principal quests of contemporary science and neutrons). It also brings order in three of the four fundamental forces through which the fermions interact

  16. TrekIndex Issue 4 and 5 

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    1976-01-01

    'NETTE Characterization. PV i;L Memory. PV ffl SHPRFE, ELIZABETH Temporal Tonperin;3. Tess 77I SHAFFER, 3R2ND . Poem. I D I C lrh Starship Weekly, IDIC irh Triad. IDIC ;)3 SHERMAN', JOSEFHA Tribble Trouble. Quad 7,2 » SIEGMmN, FSYCH Lament For Humankind. IE yl Star...

  17. CIS542 -Android Development Environment Setup This document is intended to help students install the Android SDK on SEAS machines. Basically, you

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    Murphy, Chris

    CIS542 - Android Development Environment Setup This document is intended to help students install the Android SDK on SEAS machines. Basically, you can get all information for the installation at the following site : http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing.html Since we experienced some troubles during

  18. A PUBLICATION OF THE TEXAS TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE MEMBER OF THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM VOL. 41 NO. 1 2005 Driving Clean Across Texas

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    So, what's the problem? Automobile exhaust is choking some of our cities right into big trouble, but having too much of it at ground-level means cities fall out of compliance with federal standards world coughing and reacting to ve- hicle pollution and dreaming of clean air. "Singer" and "Butterfly

  19. Matrix Groups Max Neunhffer

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    St Andrews, University of

    Matrix Groups Max Neunhöffer Introduction GAP examples Matrix groups in GAP Schreier-Sims Problems Group algebras SLPs Constructive recognition The problem Troubles Matrix Groups Max Neunhöffer University of St Andrews GAC 2010, Allahabad #12;Matrix Groups Max Neunhöffer Introduction GAP examples

  20. Dellaporta DNA Extraction Citation: Stephen L. Dellaporta,Jonathan Wood , James B. Hicks. A plant DNA

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    Wurtele, Eve Syrkin

    1 Dellaporta DNA Extraction Citation: Stephen L. Dellaporta,Jonathan Wood , James B. Hicks. A plant supernatant and lightly dry DNA pellets by inverting the tubes on paper towels for 10 min. #12;4 12. Redissolve each DNA pellet with 0.7 mL EB2. May need to let sit overnight at 4°C if having trouble dissolving

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

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    T. Matsui

    2011-12-13

    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.

  2. Subject terms: Applied physics Engineering Energy Physics Related stories

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    and Atomic Energy Commission for 12 years. Here, I set out my vision for ITER. The project must overcome itsSubject terms: Applied physics Engineering Energy Physics Related stories ITER's new chief will shake up troubled fusion reactor Economics: Manufacture renewables to build energy security Policy

  3. University of Alberta Life history patterns of male white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus)

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    Jack, Katharine M.

    at the University of Alberta, and an on-going operating grant from NSERC to Linda Fedigan. Additional support during. The production of this dissertation was improved through discussions, editorial, and/or statistical advice from maintenance, water pressure, and antenna troubles; muchas gracias por su ayuda mi amigo. I also thank

  4. Enhancement of Chaperone-Mediated Protein Folding Through Substrate Protein Interactions with the Groel C-Termini 

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    Weaver, Jeremy Scott

    2015-04-28

    aggregation is the basis of many neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease [115,117-119]. 9 Although Alzheimer’s and cystic fibrosis are very different pathologically, both of these diseases, as well... Folding............................................................................... 1 Troubled Folding and Protein Folding Diseases ................................................. 6 GroEL: the Essential Folding Machine...

  5. Hyper-Agility: Handling Variability from Design-Time to Runtime

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    centric ·Generative Approach #12;09/11/2010 5 Many Different Needs 1/2 ·Living at home Mrs. Dupont www to change 5 · Home-automation to help disabled people stay home · Aging society Example Application Domain g.apt.gc.ca ·Motion troubles ·Memory loss ·Speaks French (only) ·Home equiped with : ·LonWorks (lights) Vel (sh tters

  6. Carpenter Ants Family, Home & Garden Education Center

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    New Hampshire, University of

    Carpenter Ants Family, Home & Garden Education Center practical solutions to everyday questions with termites, are the most trouble- some structural pest in New Hampshire. Four species live in the state that has weathered and begun to decay. In buildings this may be in porch columns, steps, corners

  7. April 27, 2009 Message to the USC Community

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    Southern California, University of

    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

  8. XXIXth International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory

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    Maas, Axel

    Neither is the Higgs expectation value [Caudy & Greensite PRD 2008 Maas, EPJC 2011] The trouble-invariant Irrespective of phase Neither is the Higgs expectation value Neither are the W bosons [Caudy & Greensite PRD #12;Basic problem Higgs field is not gauge-invariant Irrespective of phase Neither is the Higgs

  9. BULLETIN O F THE UNITED STATES FISH COMMISSION. 303 The nearest whitefish grounds to Cleveland are in Dover Bay, 13

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    tons; so great sometimes was the catch of a day that a market could not be found. The fish then ran large; now they run half the size and no trouble about it market. The fishermen at the time of the first be transformed illto fields, meadows, and forests; and just as our German farmers are compelled to lower

  10. 5 juin 2014, 18H 20H30 Java U Mcgill, 124 Mcgill # 100 Montral, H2Y 2E5

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    Charette, André

    (DSM-5) seront atteintes de troubles tics, incluant le syndrome de Gilles de la Tourette (SGT). Malgré-experts dans le domaine des tics et du SGT désirent partager leurs connaissances, sur le développement, les les tics et le SGT, de corriger les mythes, de faire une mise à jour sur les faits concernant les tics

  11. Nuclear Power: A Price Worth Paying For A Stable Climate? Will Cavendish & Robert Gross

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    Nuclear Power: A Price Worth Paying For A Stable Climate? Will Cavendish & Robert Gross Thanks to the recent troubles at Sellafield, nuclear power has been in the news again. But focussing on BNFL alone." The case for nuclear is simple: nuclear power is CO2 free and its waste can be reprocessed. It already

  12. On the connection between the Schr odinger and the Heisenberg pictures for unbounded operators

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    On the connection between the SchrË? odinger and the Heisenberg pictures for unbounded operators of such troubles, namely the correspondence between the SchrË?odinger and the Heisenberg pictures for unbounded Mechanics textbooks show that the SchrË?odinger and the Heisenberg pictures are physically equivalent

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

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    Zewail, Ahmed

    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

  14. Revue de presse ANGLAIS Semaine du 03 au 09 mai 2010

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    Rennes, Université de

    , 2010 Leaders The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Deep trouble : America's distorted energy markets. Business education Business education - Case studies : Like the companies their professors study, the world at the top of the world, greening some parts and browning others. The alterations could exacerbate climate

  15. University of Minnesota Facilities Management Response Time Standards Purpose: To best serve the University, requested maintenance actions must be planned, scheduled, and performed in some order of criticality. This

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    Jiang, Tiefeng

    in an efficient and effective manner. The following priority categories have been established to standardize FMs alarms (HVAC/Temp/ Refrigeration Storage) · Overflowing toilets · Major pipe or roof leaks · Utility business day) · Fire alarm troubles · Broken glass · Minor pipe or roof leaks · Clogged plumbing fixtures

  16. CREAM -STRANGE BREW (Clapton/Collins/Pappalardi). From DISRAELI GEARS album. Released in November 1967.

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    Reiners, Peter W.

    -------------------------------------------------------- CREAM - STRANGE BREW (Clapton. -------------------------------------------------------- Tabbed by:PJVillanueva Strange brew killin' what's inside of you. She's a witch of trouble in electric blue. In her own mad mind she's in love with you, with you. Now what you gonna do? Strange brew killin

  17. Newsfront 24-30 December 2007, Issue 46

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    Ghimire, Yubaraj

    inconsequential, yet everyday troubles of the common- ers, is a brewing ground for future unrest. While the parties shout slogans for a ‘new’ Nepal, the ‘old’ Nepal we live in is being thrown into disarray and difficulties, thanks to the politician’s indifference...

  18. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    an essential role as the base of the ocean food chain, but they also have a darker side that has come to light passed up the food chain. The real trouble starts when marine mammals, birds or people eat at UC Santa Cruz analyzing preserved samples that the birds had been affected by domoic acid, a toxin

  19. reiner@hartenstein.de 17 July 2013

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    Hartenstein, Reiner

    Trouble in Computing: ­ Longterm Programming Crisis ­ Keynotes and Panel Discussions booming ­ Excessive Kaiserslautern 2011, More Google Data Centers 10 Google causing 2% electricity consumption worldwide for water-based data centers Cost of a Google data center dominated only by monthly power bill [L. A

  20. Ebert . \\964. Artificial habitat in the ma-rine environment. alif. Dep. Fish Gamc,

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    with the soaring demand, domestic production of energy is stagnating. Petroleum pro- ducts are among the energy Timely tips on coping with the energy cnsls for fishermen troubled by tight fuel supplies. ul are \\till report of pot ,hortage\\ JOSEPH PILEGGI Energy resource shortages are gOin g to plague us for some

  1. Bullying in the Workplace Everyone knows about bullies in the school yard, but grown-up bullies can be just as big of a problem.

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    , and their family members. Whether the problem is work-related, personal, career or relationship focused, ASAP can be just as big of a problem. Workplace bullies can cause serious troubles on the job. We have all had can affect a company's bottom line in a variety of ways. First and foremost, there are serious

  2. A domestic salvage strategy

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    Seeley, R.S.

    1995-04-01

    While many developers are looking to international markets, United American Energy Corp.`s strategy of staying in the United States market has helped them carve a niche in the power industry. In the early 1990s UAE focused its energies to revitalizing troubled projects when it became apparent that optimistic projections for electric demand and rates would not materialize. While other companies turned to public offerings and international expansion, UAE invested its energies in helping lenders salvage domestic energy assets that were headed for default. Today, UAE owns and/or manages 11 power producing projects in five states, with aggregate revenues in excess of $100 million. Has parlayed a solid background in the technical and financial aspects of power plant operation into a mandate for rescuing troubled assets.

  3. Adapting Your Home for More Accessible Living 

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    Harris, Janie

    2007-04-27

    is to enhance safety, and there are many ways to do this. Lowering the temperature setting on the water heater lessens the danger of scalding. Installing temperature-limiting mixer valves on exist- ing tubs and showers accomplishes the same purpose. Visual... not be able to distinguish or sort competing signals. They may also have trouble remembering or understanding information and may process it slowly. They may be disoriented as to time and space. People with diminished cognition may not comprehend danger from...

  4. Aerial Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment – California v. Ciraolo

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    Corse, John

    1987-01-01

    policeman perched on a double decker bus might have been able to see into the defendant's backyard, is troubling. Such logic suggests an unusually high burden for satisfying the first prong of the Katz test. An individual should not be required to protect... of a double decker bus represents only an unfortunate overstatement by the Court. Perhaps the Court intended to suggest that an individual's sub-jective expectation of privacy from aerial surveillance should be evaluated by his conduct vis a vis...

  5. Resource Conservation in Snack Food Processing 

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    Perry, L. E.; Meyers, G. R.

    2001-01-01

    was then required to develop an action plan and timeline for implementation. Follow-up technical support to some facilities was necessary to assist with project implementation or to provide additional trouble shooting of problem systems. These "strike team... technical evaluation of each process was conducted to establish the theoretical "best-case" gallons of water, BTUs of fuel, and KWH of electricity required to produce the respective product. Building related consumption standards were then established...

  6. Welcome to the Hotel Infinity! Nancy Casey

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    Sutherland, Scott

    Infinity! 2 All the time I worked, the questions I never asked built up in me somehow, because I remember me the trouble of wasting my breath. And if you are the type that likes to say words like "impossible't have happened, or things that I made with these two hands couldn't have been built--well, why don't you

  7. Vibratory high pressure coal feeder having a helical ramp

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    Farber, Gerald (Elmont, NY)

    1978-01-01

    Apparatus and method for feeding powdered coal from a helical ramp into a high pressure, heated, reactor tube containing hydrogen for hydrogenating the coal and/or for producing useful products from coal. To this end, the helical ramp is vibrated to feed the coal cleanly at an accurately controlled rate in a simple reliable and trouble-free manner that eliminates complicated and expensive screw feeders, and/or complicated and expensive seals, bearings and fully rotating parts.

  8. Combustion Air Control 

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    Hughart, C. L.

    1979-01-01

    to 100%. If the air and fuel controls are on automatic but the flue gas oxygen content cannot be lowered to 4% oxygen without the boiler smoking, burner problems may be suspected. The trouble may be traced to dirty or improperly assembled oil guns..., combustion air distribution problems, vaporizing steam control problems, oil viscosity, or flow control problems. It is very important to have all oil guns operating properly before proceeding with a combustion test. The minimum stack gas oxygen level you...

  9. Gossypol content of industrial cotton dust: evaluation and application of the Gossypol - Aniline complex method 

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    Gruenwald, Guillermo Jose Samuel

    1974-01-01

    , The lay terms used in the early days of the recognition of this disease include: "mill fever ", "weavers cough". "weaver. s a. , thma", 'cotton dust disease", "brown ung", "Noonday morning fever", etc. 17 Byssinosis symptoms may be noted after... cough incessantly and by degrees brings on asthmatic troubles. ? The American researcher, Winslow, aghast , 5 mill conditions t n the ear ly '1900's noted the hazards o "the carding room" with the clouds of f ine chokihg dust. " 5 6 Later...

  10. Integrating Energy Markets: Does Sequencing Matter?

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    Neuhoff, Karsten; Newbery, David

    at the degree of concentration in generation and are either requiring divestiture (as in Italy) or temporary divestiture (virtual power plant auctions in France and Belgium). In other countries such as the Netherlands, competition authorities have required plant... 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...

  11. L'Estrange His Life: Public and Persona in the Life and Career of Sir Roger L'Estrange, 1616-1704

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    Taylor, Darrick N.

    2011-05-31

    , England’s Troubles: Seventeenth Century Political Instability in a European Context (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000); Tony Claydon, Europe and the Making of England, 1660-1760 (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2007). For his view of French Protestantism, see... of a public sphere during the years of unrestrained 5 Jurgen Habermas, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry Into a Category of Bourgeois Society (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1991...

  12. 13/11/08 1:21 PMO'Reilly Network: What Is Web 2.0 Page 1 of 17http://www.oreillynet.com/lpt/a/6228

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    Chen, Yuanzhu Peter

    buzzword-addicted startups are definitely not Web 2.0, while some of the applications we identified as Web13/11/08 1:21 PMO'Reilly Network: What Is Web 2.0 Page 1 of 17http://www.oreillynet.com/lpt/a/6228're having trouble printing code examples What Is Web 2.0 Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next

  13. Development of the Robotic Touch foot Sensor for 2D walking Robot, for Studying Rough Terrain Locomotion

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    Lee, Hunwoo

    2012-08-31

    SENSOR ………..14 2.1 Making coil flat and spiral…………………………………………….....14 2.2 Current generator..……………………………………………………….17 2.3 Passive low pass filter….……..…………………………………………19 2.4 Analog to Digital conversion with a sampling clock generator…………19 2....5 Power management and avoiding redundancy with multiplexers……….21 2.6 Microprocessor to read ADC …………………………………………...23 2.7 Test beds for developed sensors…………………………………………23 3. Trouble shoots……………………………………………………………………25 3.1 Interference among coils...

  14. Mainstreaming learning disabled students: an inservice module for industrial arts teachers 

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    Hill, Colleen Evelyn

    1987-01-01

    instructional materials for classroom use was the theme of the next section of the workshops. The group discussed the fact that if students have a great deal of trouble reading the material being used in the classroom then the material should be adapted... in the workshop because time was not available. 34 GOAL 4: To modify evaluation procedures for assessing the performance of learning disabled students in junior high school industrial arts classes. The final section of the presentation was on modification...

  15. The Effect of Salt Water on Rice. 

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    Fraps, G. S. (George Stronach)

    1927-01-01

    *. .. r * - .=.-ksl-, G v $. THE EFFECT OF SALT WATER ON RICE AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE OF TEXAS T. 0. WALTON, President \\ STATION ,,,bfINISTRATION: *B. YOUNGBLOOD, M. S., Ph. D.,, Director A B CONNER M. S Actrng Drrector R: E: KARPER: B.... SYNOPSIS Rice farmers sometimes have trouble with salt in the water used for irrigation. Varying conditions, such as character of soil, amount of water already on the land, stage of growth of the rice, and others, render it difficult to say how much...

  16. Development of a full-flow burner regeneration type diesel particulate filter using SiC honeycomb

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    Okazoe, Hiroshi; Shimizu, Kenji; Watanabe, Yoshito; Santiago, E.; Kugland, P.; Ruth, W.

    1996-09-01

    A diesel particulate filter (DPF) for city buses was developed that combines a SiC filter and a full-now type burner for regeneration. Filter crack problems were averted by suppressing the peak temperature inside the filter to under 900 C. This was done by setting the maximum tolerable amount of collected particulate mass before regeneration at 50 g and controlling the burner so as to increase the regeneration gas temperature slowly up to a set value. This DPF was retrofitted to a Tokyo metropolitan bus to conduct a field test. The field test has been under way for half a year without any trouble or deterioration of system performance.

  17. Boryeong Thermal Power Complex, Boryeong-Si, Chungcheongnam-do Province, South Korea

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    Neville, J.D.

    2008-10-15

    From tall skyscrapers and flashing neon signs to Buddhist temples and pagodas, South Korea is a mixture of the new and old Asia. Doing its part to help modernise this country, the Boryeong thermal power complex operates six coal-fired 500-MW units that provide electricity to power South Korea's economic growth. One of the important reasons for this facility's overall success is its operational reliability. An example of this is Boryeong Unit 3's outstanding achievement of 3,000 days of trouble-free operation. The Complex also has a dozen 150 MW combined cycle units burning imported liquefied natural gas for electrical system peaking. 4 photos.

  18. Beekeeping for Beginners 

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    Parks, Harris Bradley

    1919-01-01

    of being stung. Always be on the safe side and wear a veil, which can be easily made of bobbinette or of mosquito bar. Get a piece of material thirty-six inches long, sew the ends together, make a half-inch hem, around the top and bottom of the net, and.... If the gloves are made at home, use a lightweight duck. Gloves are hot and bunglesome but will save the beginner much trouble. USE OF HIVE. The hive is designed as a factory ar?d warehouse for bee products. Pew beekeepers make their own hives as the factory...

  19. Reactance simulation for the defects in steam generator tube with outside ferrite sludge

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    Ryu, Kwon-sang; Kima, Yong-il [Division of Metrology for Quality Life, KRISS, Daejeon, 305-600 (Korea, Republic of); Son, Derac [Department of Physics, Hannam University, Daejeon, 336-840 (Korea, Republic of); Park, Duck-gun [Nuclear Material Technique Development Team, KAERI, Daejeon, 305-353 (Korea, Republic of); Jung, Jae-kap [Division of Physical Metrology, KRISS, Daejeon, 305-600 (Korea, Republic of)

    2009-04-01

    A magnetic sludge is partly produced around the tube sheet outside a steam generator due to stress and heat. The sludge with magnetite is one of the important factors affecting eddy current signals. It causes trouble for the safety of the steam generator tubes and is difficult to detect by conventional eddy current methods. A new type of probe is needed to detect the signals for the magnetic sludge. We designed a new U-type yoke which has two kinds of coils--a magnetizing coil and the other a detecting coil--and we simulated the signal induced by the ferromagnetic sludge in the Inconel 600 tube.

  20. Final Project Report - ARM CLASIC CIRPAS Twin Otter Aerosol

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    John A. Ogren

    2010-04-05

    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.

  1. Fire Order

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    Baird, John S.

    1956-01-01

    submachine gun* The entrance to the grounds was a driveway leading downward and back to a garage* A g uard stood inside the opening® As Garth approached the guard stiffened and saluted* Garth returned the salute, noticing as he did so the fresh chips... and was apparently new* "Have trouble getting in?" Garth asked, facing the guard# "Yeah," said the guard, grinning and glancing at the trellis# "Had to use an &xe« Couldn't quite get the tanks under*" Garth Bhifted the submachine gun so that It rode more...

  2. Rev. of The New Sexuality, by Hendrik Ruitenbeek

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    Levine, Stuart

    1974-01-01

    once best-selling world-savers like Stuart Chase to obscure oracles like Rebecca Pitts. While the value of their achievement remains debatable, one need not leaf again through the crumbling volumes of New Masses, New Republic, Nation and the more... ephemeral productions of a troubled time. Pells has performed this formidable task with an uncommon energy complemented by an affable style rare in a researcher. Since no one could hope to master all the tracts and fictions Pells consulted, he makes some...

  3. A Paramedic's Story: An Autoethnography of Chaos and Quest 

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    De La Garza, John A.

    2011-10-21

    -0-6! 8-0-6 to dispatch! Give us a 10-80!? Ten-eighty was the code for paramedics in trouble. ?Shots fired! Shots fired!? The intermittent popping from the jealous woman?s pistol continued for another 30 seconds?an eternity. I later learned that Charlie... bus. It was Christmas Eve and in just the first two hours I had managed to dodge bullets from a jealous wife?s pistol and had responded to a freakish bus accident that took an innocent life. I must have had the ?deer in the headlights? look...

  4. Production Practices for Irrigated Crops on the High Plains. 

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    Bonnen, C. A.; McArthur, W. C.; Magee, A. C.; Hughes, W.F.

    1953-01-01

    per acre of cotton for one irrigation on sandy soils but only .85 hour per acre on heavy soils. This saving was possible because the runs were longer and it was not necessary to re-set siphon tubes so often on heavy soils. Also, farmers on sandy... soils had more trouble from washing and from ditches breaking than was experienced on, heavy soils. Sondy Soils Two-.or l*artor Faur-rnr 1.oslsr equlpmsnt *qulpmenl TO?OI how. pel acre YO- Tm~tor Yon TVO~O. 398 48 383 33 Hand "orb Machine work...

  5. Restoring Detroit's Street Lighting System

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    Kinzey, Bruce R.

    2015-10-21

    The City of Detroit is undertaking a comprehensive restoration of its street lighting system that includes transitioning the existing high-pressure sodium (HPS) sources to light-emitting diode (LED). Detroit’s well-publicized financial troubles over the last several years have added many hurdles and constraints to this process. Strategies to overcome these issues have largely been successful, but have also brought some mixed results. This document provides an objective review of the circumstances surrounding the system restoration, the processes undertaken and decisions made, and the results so far.

  6. Feeding Baby Beeves. 

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    Burns, John C.

    1916-01-01

    of calves for the market, or, in other words, the procluction of %aby beef." 2. To compare cotton seed meal, cold-pressed cotton seed, and peanut meal for supplementing a ration composed of ground milo, corn or- . I sorghum silage, and Sudan hap... seed, ground milo, corn silage, and Sudan hajr. There was no trouble whatever in getting then1 on feed. ifter the first few days they were fed a11 the roughage (silage and hay) hev wo~~lil eat, hut the amount of concentrates (cake and milo) wac ~ept...

  7. Proceedings of the 1991 Socioeconomic Energy Research and Analysis Conference

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    Not Available

    1993-07-01

    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.

  8. Roses and Lavender Issue 4 

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    Multiple Contributors

    2001-01-01

    -up to keep me out of trouble. They threw me out of the file room a week ago." Doyle straightened and turned, so close he was nose to nose with Bodie. "What did you want to talk to me about?" Bodie didn't bother with words. He put his hands on Doyle... author if she would let me bump her story at the last minute because the page count had gone higher than I expected. I am thankful that she said "yes," and you will likely see the story in R&L5, along with several others that I have on hand. My thanks...

  9. Midweek: Beyond the Headlines Volume 1, Number 3, 20-26 September 2006

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    Zulca, Mita

    distributes the benef i t s to genuine beneficiaries and not on the basis of political allegiance. The par ty has a l so threatened to take legal action against the Indian Oil Corporation which is supposed to provide a huge quant i ty of new LPG... to “car arrest” by the Police for his alleged alliance with the protesters and deemed a “trouble maker.” He was locked inside a Police car till the end of the meeting. The GM of the Himagiri Hydro-Energy Pvt. Ltd, talked about the Project components...

  10. 'Máscaras mexicanas' in Rodolfo Usigli's Jano es una muchacha

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    Compton, Timothy G.

    1991-10-01

    constitutes a shocking revelation. We discover that Victor leads a double Ufe as the owner of the brothel. He directs and acts in metadrama "C," one which has been going on much longer than metadramas "A" and "B." Until his grand entrance at the brothel... brief life of duplicity led her into tremendous difficulties. After Victor's extended use of an artificial image, dismantling the reality of his dual Ufe leaves him with a deeply troubled "authentic self." These metadramas, and the play as a whole...

  11. Design method addresses subsea pipeline thermal stresses

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    Suman, J.C.; Karpathy, S.A. )

    1993-08-30

    Managing thermal stresses in subsea pipelines carrying heated petroleum requires extensive thermal-stress analysis to predict trouble spots and to ensure a design flexible enough to anticipate stresses and expansions. Explored here are various methods for resolving predicaments posed by thermal loads and resulting deformations by keeping the stresses and deformations in the pipeline system within allowable limits. The problems posed by thermal stresses are not unique; the solutions proposed here are. These methods are based on recent work performed for a major Asian subsea pipeline project currently under construction.

  12. Plain Speaking: The Voices of William Inge

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    Williams, Philip M.

    2011-04-15

    from Latin America, Asia, and Europe as well as from different parts of the country, including the East Coast. Even so, I had no trouble casting the play. A handsome and muscular senior of Columbian ancestry was perfect as Hal, the handsome... perfectly; she never wore a dress to school, and despite being seventeen, she still looked as if she as on the verge of adolescence. Even casting the adult roles was easy; the girl auditioning for Mrs. Potts wrote on her casting card that she “loved...

  13. The Business of Selling Electronic Documents

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    Manuel Oriol

    2009-04-21

    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.

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

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    1993-12-31

    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.

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

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    1981-01-01

    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.

  16. Exact Rotating Magnetic Traversable Wormholes satisfying the Energy Conditions

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    Tonatiuh Matos; Galaxia Miranda

    2015-07-09

    In this work we wonder if there is a way to generate a wormhole (WH) in nature using "normal" matter. In order to give a first answer to this question, we study a massless scalar field coupled to an electromagnetic one (dilatonic field) with an arbitrary coupling constant, as source of gravitation. We obtain an exact solution of the Einstein equations using this source that represents a magnetized rotating WH. This space-time has a naked ring singularity, probably untouchable as in \\cite{Matos:2012gj}, but otherwise regular. The WH throat lies on the disc bounded by the ring singularity, which keeps the throat open without requiring exotic matter, that means, satisfying all the energy conditions. After analyzing the geodesic motion and the tidal forces we find that a test particle can go through the WH without troubles.

  17. Exact Rotating Magnetic Traversable Wormholes satisfying the Energy Conditions

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    Matos, Tonatiuh

    2015-01-01

    In this work we wonder if there is a way to generate a wormhole (WH) in nature using "normal" matter. In order to give a first answer to this question, we study a massless scalar field coupled to an electromagnetic one (dilatonic field) with an arbitrary coupling constant, as source of gravitation. We obtain an exact solution of the Einstein equations using this source that represents a magnetized rotating WH. This space-time has a naked ring singularity, probably untouchable as in \\cite{Matos:2012gj}, but otherwise regular. The WH throat lies on the disc bounded by the ring singularity, which keeps the throat open without requiring exotic matter, that means, satisfying all the energy conditions. After analyzing the geodesic motion and the tidal forces we find that a test particle can go through the WH without troubles.

  18. Probability and Quantum Paradigms: the Interplay

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

    2007-12-03

    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.

  19. Delays in processing and adjudicating black lung claims. Hearing before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session, June 24, 1985

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    Not Available

    1986-01-01

    Representatives of coal miners and black lung claimants testified about the failure of government agencies to process claims in a fair and timely manner at a field hearing in Charleston, West Virginia before a joint congressional delegation. At issue were bureaucratic delays of up to seven years in administering the compensation promised to affected workers. Lawyers who handle black lung cases also have trouble receiving the guaranteed reimbursement. At the time of the hearing, West Virginia alone had over 3200 cases awaiting hearings and only 200 scheduled for hearings. Officials of the Department of Labor discussed the level of funding and staffing of the review board as they relate to the size of the backlog. Administrators complained that regulatory interpretations and attitudes work against the miners' interests. Letters, statements, and additional material submitted for the record follow the testimony of 12 witnesses.

  20. Overview of recent trends and developments for BPM systems

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    Wendt, M.; /Fermilab

    2011-08-01

    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.

  1. An answer to the NGV conundrum. [Natural Gas Vehicles

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    Katz, M.G.

    1994-09-01

    Natural gas utilities and others considering whether to build fueling stations for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) have been troubled for years by the question, ''Even if one builds them, will vehicle operators convert to natural gas '' Setting up an NGV fueling station, after all, can cost $250,000 to $500,000. Some local distribution companies (LDCs) are discovering success by working to create coalitions of public and private organizations interested in NGVs. Through such private/public coalitions, it is possible to get action simultaneously on both fueling stations and vehicle conversions to natural gas. That by itself can end the contradictory situation that has stymied NGV development for years: vehicle owners delaying vehicle conversion until there are more stations, and fueling companies delaying station construction until there are more NGVs. Coalition members include virtually anyone with a fleet of vehicles. The paper discusses the purposes of such coalitions and what they are accomplishing.

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

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    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

    2007-09-21

    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.

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

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    Linden, T; Valsecchi, F; Kalogera, V

    2012-03-06

    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.

  4. Hanford struggles with transition. [Forum on future of DOE weapons site

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    King, H.; Rubin, D.K.

    1993-09-27

    Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary kicked off a precedent-setting forum on the future of the US Energy Dept's largest and most environmentally troubled weapon plant site by announcing sweeping management changes and a Clinton administration commitment to new projects there. O'Leary announced changes in traditional contractor and management relationships at Hanford. She claimed these have created massive red tape that has already delayed the estimated $57-billion cleanup of hazardous and radioactive waste stored at the site over the last 50 years. The secretary also announced that starting Oct. 1, all Hanford subcontractors will report to Westinghouse Hanford Co., the overall management and operations contractor. She also outlined new safety initiatives for site wastes stored in 177 underground tanks, many of them badly deteriorated.

  5. The political economy of retail wheeling, or how to not re-fight the last war

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    Cohen, A.; Kihm, S.

    1994-04-01

    Disparities in utility rates - observably the result of poor supply-side resource planning - have been small before and will be small once again. Retail wheeling`s promise of short-run gains for a few would, ironically, destroy integrated resource processes in place today that guard against a repeat of yesterday`s planning mistakes. The authors argue that retail wheeling is a troubling answer to a mis-diagnosis of yesterday`s problem. They believe that a variety of other policies offer most of the benefits and few of the risks that retail wheeling poses. These include aggressive wholesale competition, judicious pruning of uneconomic capacity, and serious incorporation of environmental risks into utility planning and regulation.

  6. Automated nutrient analyses in seawater

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

    1981-02-01

    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)

  7. Tritium handling experience in vacuum systems at TSTA (Tritium Systems Test Assembly)

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    Anderson, J.L.; Jenkins, E.M.; Walthers, C.R.; Yoshida, H.; Fukui, H.; Naruse, Y. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA); Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan))

    1989-01-01

    Compound cryopumps have been added to the Tritium Systems Test Assembly (TSTA) integrated fusion fuel loop. Operations have been performed which closely simulate an actual fusion reactor pumping scenario. In addition, performance data have been taken that support the concept of using coconut charcoal as a sorbent at 4K for pumping helium. Later tests show that coconut charcoal may be used to co-pump D,T and He mixtures on a single 4K panel. Rotary spiral pumps have been used successfully in several applications at TSTA and have acquired more than 9000 hours of maintenance-free operation. Metal bellows pumps have been used to back the spiral pumps and have been relatively trouble free in loop operations. Bellows pumps also have more than 9000 hours of maintenance-free operation. 5 refs., 6 figs.

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

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    Bass, E.A.

    1993-06-01

    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.

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

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    Grewell, David

    2008-12-08

    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.

  10. STAG UK Newsletter Issue 20 

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    1976-01-01

    .) 90p 4 65p 5 - 7 (U.S.) ?1 8ech. 3Tl\\J:l. THEK - NE'!I VOYJ\\GES 75p World of STl11t THEK (U.S.) n .30 Trouble With Tribbles (U.S.) ?1.30 The M[4king of S'T1\\11 THEK 90p S1111R THtrr( Lives (U .. S.) ,?.1.30 Spock Must Die (U.S.) 90p ~Ti\\h ~rt... good stock of .ST books. Starflest Chronicles. B new indenendent. zine, well worth getting. 65p including postpge end pecking. Contact Janet Blowers, 24 Beccles I1d., Bung8Y, Suffolk. *")E-.***-)E--)(-*.********** 11 mF I BBL lEV;;: IN UFOs...

  11. On the rarity of X-ray binaries with Wolf-Rayet donors

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    Linden, T.; Valsecchi, F.; Kalogera, V.

    2012-03-14

    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. 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.

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

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    2012-02-24

    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. Sandia’s 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, Sandia’s formula can reduce the risk of inefficient electricity transmission, save ratepayers money, conserve power, and support the future use of renewable energy.

  13. Day of reckoning for the Garrison project

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    Holden, C.

    1984-08-31

    A 12-member commission appointed by the Interior Department could decide to stop or change the Garrison Diversion Unit irrigation project in North Dakota. Under attack since the early 1970s by environmentalists and farmers whose land was disrupted, the project would store and divert water from the Missouri River in a series of canals and reservoirs. The project also ran into trouble with the Canadian government over concerns about pollution from irrigation runoff. Promoted heavily by the Reagan administration as a way to provide irrigation to dry areas and stabilize the economy, the project conflicts with other government payments to farmers to limit production. Little evidence supports the need to supplement municipal water supplies. Controversy over these issues, the value of free drainage to farmers, the impact of fish screens and other environmental impacts underscroes the need to develop a workable plan agreeable to both sides.

  14. A report on FY06 IPv6 deployment activities and issues at Sandia National Laboratories.

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

    2006-06-01

    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. IPv6 deployment in government network backbones has been mandated to occur 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 and Network System Design & Implementation Departments.

  15. Triad 

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    David, Glen

    1982-01-01

    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...

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

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

    2010-12-01

    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.

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

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    Don Summers; Chris Riley; Lucien Cremaldi; David Sanders

    2004-12-06

    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.

  18. The changing face of Hanford security 1990--1994

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    Thielman, J.

    1995-12-01

    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.

  19. Endovascular Treatment of Infrarenal Abdominal Aortic Lesions With or Without Common Iliac Artery Involvement

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    Oender, Hakan; Oguzkurt, Levent; Guer, Serkan; Tekbas, Gueven; Guerel, Kamil; Coskun, Isa; Oezkan, Ugur

    2013-02-15

    To evaluate the results of stent placement for obstructive atherosclerotic aortic disease with or without involvement of the common iliac artery. Forty patients had self-expanding stents primarily or after balloon dilatation in the abdominal aorta between January 2005 and May 2011. All patients had trouble walking. Follow-up examinations were performed with clinical visits; these included color Doppler ultrasonography and computed tomographic angiography. Technical, clinical, and hemodynamic success was achieved in all patients. None of the patients underwent reintervention during the follow-up period, which ranged from 3 months to 6 years (median 24 months). Nine complications occurred in six patients. Of the nine complications, four were distal thromboembolisms, which were successfully treated with catheter-directed thrombolysis or anticoagulation therapy. Endovascular treatment of the obstructive aortic disease using self-expanding stents was safe and effective, with high technical success and long-term patency. Thromboembolic complications were high even though direct stenting was considered protective for thromboembolism formation. Particularly for infrarenal aortic stenosis, it can be recommended as the first-line treatment option for patients with obstructive atherosclerotic aortic disease.

  20. Northwest Region Clean Energy Application Center

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    Sjoding, David

    2013-09-30

    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.

  1. Chaos, Dirac observables and constraint quantization

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    Bianca Dittrich; Philipp A. Hoehn; Tim A. Koslowski; Mike I. Nelson

    2015-08-08

    There is good evidence that full general relativity is non-integrable or even chaotic. We point out the severe repercussions: differentiable Dirac observables and a reduced phase space do not exist in non-integrable constrained systems and are thus unlikely to occur in a generic general relativistic context. Instead, gauge invariant quantities generally become discontinuous, thus not admitting Poisson-algebraic structures and posing serious challenges to a quantization. Non-integrability also renders the paradigm of relational dynamics cumbersome, thereby straining common interpretations of the dynamics. We illustrate these conceptual and technical challenges with simple toy models. In particular, we exhibit reparametrization invariant models which fail to be integrable and, as a consequence, can either not be quantized with standard methods or lead to sick quantum theories without a semiclassical limit. These troubles are qualitatively distinct from semiclassical subtleties in unconstrained quantum chaos and can be directly traced back to the scarcity of Dirac observables. As a possible resolution, we propose to change the method of quantization by refining the configuration space topology until the generalized observables become continuous in the new topology and can acquire a quantum representation. This leads to the polymer quantization method underlying loop quantum cosmology and gravity. Remarkably, the polymer quantum theory circumvents the problems of the quantization with smooth topology, indicating that non-integrability and chaos, while a challenge, may not be a fundamental obstruction for quantum gravity.

  2. Audit unto others{hor_ellipsis}

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    Maday, J.H. Jr.

    1992-05-01

    My first encounter with a quality assurance auditor is reminiscent of an old Dodge commercial. You remember? The old sheriff, masked in mirrored sunglasses, paunch hanging over his gun belt, prophesying, ``You`re in a heap o` trouble boy!`` Well, my auditor could have been kin to the sheriff; they had the same posture, attitude, and mirrored sunglasses. Plus, my auditor wore a black leather vest and sported a ``Buffalo Bill`` goatee. While certainly memorable, both gentlemen were far from pleasant. I`m fairly certain that the compliance auditor of old deserved this perceived association with his law enforcement counterpart. Both believed in enforcing the letter of the law, or their interpretations of it. Neither seemed capable of exercising interpretive powers, but instead relied on winning through intimidation, possibly with an eye toward claiming some version of a monthly Quota Award. Is the auditor of today any better perceived? Because this ``first encounter of the worst kind`` made a lasting impression on me, I have dedicated considerable time and effort trying to avoid being perceived as another sheriff when I conduct audits. In my auditing career, I am determined to capitalize on each opportunity to turn negative situations, as experienced by the auditee, into meaningful opportunities for improved performance. I want to treat the auditee the way I want to be treated when I am being audited. (author)

  3. Audit unto others hor ellipsis

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    Maday, J.H. Jr.

    1992-05-01

    My first encounter with a quality assurance auditor is reminiscent of an old Dodge commercial. You remember The old sheriff, masked in mirrored sunglasses, paunch hanging over his gun belt, prophesying, You're in a heap o' trouble boy '' Well, my auditor could have been kin to the sheriff; they had the same posture, attitude, and mirrored sunglasses. Plus, my auditor wore a black leather vest and sported a Buffalo Bill'' goatee. While certainly memorable, both gentlemen were far from pleasant. I'm fairly certain that the compliance auditor of old deserved this perceived association with his law enforcement counterpart. Both believed in enforcing the letter of the law, or their interpretations of it. Neither seemed capable of exercising interpretive powers, but instead relied on winning through intimidation, possibly with an eye toward claiming some version of a monthly Quota Award. Is the auditor of today any better perceived Because this first encounter of the worst kind'' made a lasting impression on me, I have dedicated considerable time and effort trying to avoid being perceived as another sheriff when I conduct audits. In my auditing career, I am determined to capitalize on each opportunity to turn negative situations, as experienced by the auditee, into meaningful opportunities for improved performance. I want to treat the auditee the way I want to be treated when I am being audited. (author)

  4. On the rarity of X-ray binaries with Wolf-Rayet donors

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    Linden, T.; Valsecchi, F.; Kalogera, V.

    2012-03-14

    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 binarymore »evolution parameters. 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.« less

  5. Low mass dark matter and invisible Higgs width in darkon models

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    Cai Yi; Ren Bo; He Xiaogang

    2011-04-15

    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.

  6. Results from Tight and Loose Coupled Multiphysics in Nuclear Fuels Performance Simulations using BISON

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    S. R. Novascone; B. W. Spencer; D. Andrs; R. L. Williamson; J. D. Hales; D. M. Perez

    2013-05-01

    The behavior of nuclear fuel in the reactor environment is affected by multiple physics, most notably heat conduction and solid mechanics, which can have a strong influence on each other. To provide credible solutions, a fuel performance simulation code must have the ability to obtain solutions for each of the physics, including coupling between them. Solution strategies for solving systems of coupled equations can be categorized as loosely-coupled, where the individual physics are solved separately, keeping the solutions for the other physics fixed at each iteration, or tightly coupled, where the nonlinear solver simultaneously drives down the residual for each physics, taking into account the coupling between the physics in each nonlinear iteration. In this paper, we compare the performance of loosely and tightly coupled solution algorithms for thermomechanical problems involving coupled thermal and mechanical contact, which is a primary source of interdependence between thermal and mechanical solutions in fuel performance models. The results indicate that loosely-coupled simulations require significantly more nonlinear iterations, and may lead to convergence trouble when the thermal conductivity of the gap is too small. We also apply the tightly coupled solution strategy to a nuclear fuel simulation of an experiment in a test reactor. Studying the results from these simulations indicates that perhaps convergence for either approach may be problem dependent, i.e., there may be problems for which a loose coupled approach converges, where tightly coupled won’t converge and vice versa.

  7. Control design deficiencies in HUD solar demonstration projects

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    Freeborne, W.E.

    1985-01-01

    The Department of Housing and Urban Devlopment (HUD) residential solar heating and cooling demonstration program provided funding support for over 600 solar projects. These projects provide the largest single data base of solar heating and cooling experience now available. These data suggest that controls were problematic in many of the active and passive heating and domestic and domestic hot water systems in the program. This paper will assess the active system modes of operation and the control components as to their ability to perform as intended. A large number of systems in the demonstration program experienced control problems during testing, checkout, and operation (there were 238 reported control problems involving 192 systems). Frequently, trouble-shooting site visitors found control problems had disabled the whole system or caused a portion of the system to malfunction. The consequences are not as significant on the more carefully designed systems (i.e., the auxiliary still functions) but, on systems with inappropriately designed solar-auxiliary interfaces, the homeowners often were without adequate heat. The most common control problems involved excessive modes in system and, therefore, control design; errors in sensor set points, location, or installation; and poorly engineered or installed wiring to and from controller panels.

  8. Large-diameter coiled tubing completions decrease risk of formation damage

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    Norton, V. ); Edens, F. ); Coker, G. ); King, G. )

    1992-07-20

    Amoco Production Co. has used large-diameter coiled tubing strings to avoid damaging gas wells with kill fluids. The coiled tubing is stripped in the gas well under pressure. In Amoco's case, the gas flows up the tubing/casing annulus. The coiled tubing string provides a way to blow down the well whenever the well loads up with liquids from completion, workover, or naturally produced fluids. This paper reports that to date, Amoco has installed coiled tubing in four wells. The oldest has 18 months of service. Although some turbine longevity questions must be answered, the first four completions have proven fast and trouble free. The basic equipment for handling coil tubing is shown. The transport trailer and tubing injector head are similar to standard servicing equipment and not considered experimental. The production tubing reel is capable of carrying 14,000 ft of 2-in tubing or 18,000 ft of 1 3/4-in. tubing. For shallower wells, multiple tubing strings can be would on the same spool. Because of handling difficulties of large tubing, spools must be wound at the factory. Most of the largest sizes are made to order, making lead time a necessary consideration.

  9. Photon polarization tensor on deformed spacetime: A four-photon-tadpole contribution

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    Raul Horvat; Josip Trampetic; Jiangyang You

    2015-06-09

    We present our results for the four-photon-tadpole diagram in a noncommutative U(1) gauge field theory deformed by the Seiberg-Witten (SW) maps and evaluated via a full-fledged theta-exact approach. Such a contribution, vanishing in the four-dimensional commutative theory under dimensional regularization, now reveals a quadratic IR divergence arising from the UV/IR connection in the Feynman loop integrals. We show that the four-photon-tadpole diagram in our model has the same tensorial structure as the three-photon-bubble diagram studied previously by us. Employing two distinct theta-exact gauge field strength SW maps and including various gauge-invariance inspired deformation parameters, we perform a sum over both the relevant diagrams to obtain the full result for the one-loop photon self-energy. We observe that contrary to the bubble diagram alone, where a selection of parameters that makes it free of UV/IR mixing anomalies does exists, one cannot do away with quadratic IR divergences in the sum, thus misses out to achieve a trouble-free one-loop result. Certain possibilities of regaining control over these anomalies in the photon polarization tensor are also discussed.

  10. Operation and development status of the J-PARC ion source

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    Yamazaki, S. Ikegami, K.; Ohkoshi, K.; Ueno, A.; Koizumi, I.; Takagi, A.; Oguri, H.

    2014-02-15

    A cesium-free H{sup ?} ion source driven with a LaB{sub 6} filament is being operated at the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC) without any serious trouble since the restoration from the March 2011 earthquake. The H{sup ?} ion current from the ion source is routinely restricted approximately 19 mA for the lifetime of the filament. In order to increase the beam power at the linac beam operation (January to February 2013), the beam current from the ion source was increased to 22 mA. At this operation, the lifetime of the filament was estimated by the reduction in the filament current. According to the steep reduction in the filament current, the break of the filament was predicted. Although the filament has broken after approximately 10 h from the steep current reduction, the beam operation was restarted approximately 8 h later by the preparation for the exchange of new filament. At the study time for the 3 GeV rapid cycling synchrotron (April 2013), the ion source was operated at approximately 30 mA for 8 days. As a part of the beam current upgrade plan for the J-PARC, the front end test stand consisting of the ion source and the radio frequency quadrupole is under preparation. The RF-driven H{sup ?} ion source developed for the J-PARC 2nd stage requirements will be tested at this test stand.

  11. Study on the effect of the operating condition on a pulverized coal-fired furnace using computational fluid dynamics commercial code

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    Manish Kumar; Santi Gopal Sahu [Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research, Combustion Section, Dhanbad (India)]. man_manna@yahoo.com

    2007-12-15

    Computer models for coal combustion are not sufficiently accurate to enable the design of pulverized coal fired furnaces or the selection of coal based on combustion behavior. Most comprehensive combustion models can predict with reasonable accuracy flow fields and heat transfer but usually with a much lesser degree of accuracy than the combustion of coal particles through char burnout. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling is recognized widely to be a cost-effective, advanced tool for optimizing the design and operating condition of the pulverized coal-fired furnaces for achieving cleaner and efficient power generation. Technologists and researchers are paying remarkable attention to CFD because of its value in the pulverized fuel fired furnace technology and its nonintrusiveness, sophistication, and ability to significantly reduce the time and expense involved in the design, optimization, trouble-shooting, and repair of power generation equipment. An attempt to study the effect of one of the operating conditions, i.e., burner tilts on coal combustion mechanisms, furnace exit gas temperature (FEGT), and heat flux distribution pattern, within the furnace has been made in this paper by modeling a 210 MW boiler using commercial CFD code FLUENT. 5 refs., 8 figs.

  12. A New Disintegrative Capture Theory for the Origin of the Moon

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    Noerdlinger, Peter D

    2012-01-01

    The object that resulted in the creation of the Moon started in the same orbital path as Earth around the Sun, but at Earth's L4. This proto-Moon (PM) was 4 times less massive than the usual Giant Impact (GI) object "Theia" and was captured into Earth orbit. It had a 32% Iron-Nickel-Sulfur core supporting a dynamo, which explains magnetized lunar rocks. Following capture, it was torn apart by tidal forces and its core of iron plastered itself, with some of its rock mantle, on the surface of Earth at a very flat angle (producing the "Late Veneer"). After tidal stripping, the remaining PM rock was driven away from Earth to about 3.8 times Earth's radius and formed into what is now the Moon. The GI theory has several troubles: The violent collision melts the entire Earth, contrary to geological evidence. The Moon itself also has to condense out of the vapor cloud generated in the collision, but there is evidence that the Moon was not condensed out of vapor. In the new theory, the Moon as we know it may be only 3...

  13. Computer assisted gamma and X-ray tomography: Applications to multiphase flow systems

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    Kumar, S.B.; Dudukovic, M.

    1998-01-01

    In process vessels, involving two or three phases it is often important not only to know the volume fraction (holdup) of each phase but also the spatial distribution of such holdups. This information is needed in control, trouble shooting and assessment of flow patterns and can be observed noninvasively by the application of Computed Tomography (CT). This report presents a complete overview of X-ray and gamma ray transmission tomography principles, equipment design to specific tasks and application in process industry. The fundamental principles of tomography, the algorithms for image reconstruction, the measurement method and the possible sources of error are discussed in detail. A case study highlights the methodology involved in designing a scanning system for the study of a given process unit, e.g., reactor, separations column etc. Results obtained in the authors` laboratory for the gas holdup distribution in bubble columns are also presented. Recommendations are made for the Advanced Fuels Development Unit (AFDU) in LaPorte, TX.

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

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

    2007-06-01

    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.

  15. Design, drilling, and testing of a deviated HTHP exploration well in the North Sea

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    Seymour, K.P.; MacAndrew, R.

    1994-12-01

    Significant quantities of hydrocarbon reserves are contained in North Sea high-temperature, high-pressure (HTHP) reservoirs. Development of these reserves will require deviated wells. This paper outlines the planning, drilling, and testing of the first deviated HTHP well in the UK Sector of the North Sea. The high temperature requires mud systems, downhole equipment, and tools designed to work at elevated temperatures. The convergence of pore and fracture pressures leads to problems owing to the narrow band of mud weight between inducing losses and inducing a kick. This aspect of these wells probably causes the most trouble. The high mud weights required for well control leads to a situation where, owing to the large difference between formation-fluid and mud pressure gradients, mud overbalance becomes so high at the bottom of long permeable hole sections that differential sticking becomes likely. These problems are magnified when drilling small-diameter directional holes. The most important single factor in controlling these problems is the mud system design.

  16. Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) gridded data products

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    Sabine, Christopher; Hankin, S.; Koyuk, H; Bakker, D C E; Pfeil, B; Olsen, A; Metzl, N; Fassbender, A; Manke, A; Malczyk, J; Akl, J; Alin, S R; Bellerby, R G J; Borges, A; Boutin, J; Cai, W-J; Chavez, F P; Chen, A; Cosa, C; Feely, R A; Gonzalez-Davila, M; Goyet, C; Hardman-Mountford, N; Heinze, C; Hoppema, M; Hunt, C W; Hydes, D; Ishii, M; Johannessen, T; Key, R M; Kortzinger, A; Landschutzer, P; Lauvset, S K; Lefevre, N; Lourantou, A; Mintrop, L; Miyazaki, C; Murata, A; Nakadate, A; Nakano, Y; Nakaoka, S; Nojiri, Y; et al.

    2013-01-01

    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.

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

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    Kevin L Kenney

    2011-09-01

    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).

  18. The IEA's role in advanced geothermal drilling.

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    Hoover, Eddie Ross; Jelacic, Allan; Finger, John Travis; Tyner, Craig E.

    2004-06-01

    This paper describes an 'Annex', or task, that is part of the International Energy Agency's Geothermal Implementing Agreement. Annex 7 is aimed at improving the state of the art in geothermal drilling, and has three subtasks: an international database on drilling cost and performance, a 'best practices' drilling handbook, and collaborative testing among participating countries. Drilling is an essential and expensive part of geothermal exploration, production, and maintenance. High temperature, corrosive fluids, and hard, fractured formations increase the cost of drilling, logging, and completing geothermal wells, compared to oil and gas. Cost reductions are critical because drilling and completing the production and injection well field can account for approximately half the capital cost for a geothermal power project. Geothermal drilling cost reduction can take many forms, e.g., faster drilling rates, increased bit or tool life, less trouble (twist-offs, stuck pipe, etc.), higher per-well production through multilaterals, and others. Annex 7 addresses all aspects of geothermal well construction, including developing a detailed understanding of worldwide geothermal drilling costs, understanding geothermal drilling practices and how they vary across the globe, and development of improved drilling technology. Objectives for Annex 7 include: (1) Quantitatively understand geothermal drilling costs and performance from around the world and identify ways to improve costs, performance, and productivity. (2) Identify and develop new and improved technologies for significantly reducing the cost of geothermal well construction. (3) Inform the international geothermal community about these drilling technologies. (4) Provide a vehicle for international cooperation, collaborative field tests, and data sharing toward the development and demonstration of improved geothermal drilling technology.

  19. A primer on incentive regulation for electric utilities

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    Hill, L.J.

    1995-10-01

    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.

  20. BOA: Asbestos pipe-insulation removal robot system. Phase I. Topical report, November 1993--December 1994

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    Schempf, H.; Bares, J.E.

    1995-01-01

    Based on several key design criteria and site visits, we developed a Robot design and built a system which automatically strips the lagging and insulation from the pipes, and encapsulates them under complete vacuum operation. The system can operate on straight runs of piping in horizontal or vertical orientations. Currently we are limited to four-inch diameter piping without obstacles as well as a somewhat laborious emplacement and removal procedure. Experimental results indicated that the current robotic abatement process is sound yet needs to be further expanded and modified. One of the main discoveries was that a longitudinal cut to fully allow the paddles to dig in and compress the insulation off the pipe is essential. Furthermore, a different cutting method might be explored to alleviate the need for a deeper cut and to enable a combination of certain functions such as compression and cutting. Unfortunately due to a damaged mechanism caused by extensive testing, we were unable to perform vertical piping abatement experiments, but foresee no trouble in implementing them in the next proposed Phase. Other encouraging results have BOA removing asbestos at a rate of 4-5 ft./h compared to 3 ft./h for manual removal of asbestos with a 3-person crew. However, we feel confident that we can double the asbestos removal rate by improving cutting speed, and increasing the length of the BOA robot. The containment and vacuum system on BOA is able to achieve the regulatory requirement for airborne fiber emissions of 0.01 fibers/ccm/8-hr. shift. Currently, BOA weighs about 117 pounds which is more than a human is permitted to lift overhead under OSHA requirements (i.e., 25 pounds). We are considering designing the robot into two components (i.e., locomotor section and cutter/removal section) to aid human installation as well as incorporating composite materials. A more detailed list of all the technical modifications is given in this topical report.

  1. Development of diesel particulate filter made of porous metal

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    Matsunuma, Kenji; Ihara, Tomohiko; Hanamoto, Yuichi; Nakajima, Shiro; Okamoto, Satoru

    1996-09-01

    Pollution is worsening in cities. The exhaust gas from vehicles is the main cause of air pollution in cities. The major drawback of the diesel engine is the Particulate Matter (PM) contained in the exhaust fumes which is also said to lead to cancer. For about 20 years many tests have been conducted in order to reduce PM in diesel exhaust gas. However the exhaust gas in present diesel engines contains a significant amount of PM. This is because there is no practical material for the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). Conventional ceramic materials have problems such as cracking and melting during regeneration and conventional metal materials lack adequate corrosion resistance for practical use. The authors present a new type of DPF made of metal porous matter (Celmet) which is designed with a thermal construction and simple control system in order to solve the problem of diesel exhaust gas. As metal porous matter has low pressure loss per unit filter area during filtering, two-cylinder filters have similar trapping performance to the honeycomb type filter such as pressure loss and trapping efficiency, In this paper, 2,800--3,400cc diesel engines were used. Then a cycle of collection and regeneration with an electric heater and 12V battery was performed under several conditions on the engine bench and trapping efficiency and pressure loss were measured. It was confirmed that this new type DPF has good practical use in automobiles. Tests on forklifts were also performed. In a simple control system, this DPF can be applied to practical use. It is trouble-free for 6 months. The total performance of DPF for vehicles such as forklifts and heavy duty vehicles and the possibilities for other practical uses was mainly discussed.

  2. Analysis of surface integrity of grinded gears using Barkhausen noise analysis and x-ray diffraction

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    Vrkoslavová, Lucie; Louda, Petr; Malec, Ji?i

    2014-02-18

    The contribution is focused to present results of study grinded gears made of 18CrNiMo7-6 steel used in the wind power plant for support (service) purposes. These gears were case-hardened due to standard hard case and soft core formation. This heat treatment increases wear resistance and fatigue strength of machine parts. During serial production some troubles with surface integrity have occurred. When solving complex problems lots of samples were prepared. For grinding of gears were used different parameters of cutting speed, number of material removal and lots from different subsuppliers. Material characterization was carried out using Barkhausen noise analysis (BNA) device; X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurement of surface residual stresses was done as well. Depth profile of measured characteristics, e.g. magnetoelastic parameter and residual stress was obtained by step by step layers' removing using electrolytic etching. BNA software Viewscan was used to measure magnetizing frequency sweep (MFS) and magnetizing voltage sweep (MVS). Scanning of Magnetoelastic parameter (MP) endwise individual teeth were also carried out with Viewscan. These measurements were done to find problematic surface areas after grinding such as thermal damaged locations. Plots of the hardness and thickness of case-hardened layer on cross sections were measurered as well. Evaluation of structure of subsurface case-hardened layer and core was made on etched metallographic patterns. The aim of performed measurements was to find correlation between conditions of grinding, residual stresses and structural and magnetoelastic parameters. Based on correlation of measured values and technological parameters optimizing the production of gears will be done.

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

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    Menicucci, David F.

    2009-05-01

    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.

  4. University of Minnesota aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) project report on the third long-term cycle

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    Hoyer, M.C.; Hallgren, J.P.; Uebel, M.H.; Delin, G.N.; Eisenreich, S.J.; Sterling, R.L.

    1994-12-01

    The University of Minnesota aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) system has been operated as a field test facility (FTF) since 1982. The objectives were to design, construct, and operate the facility to study the feasibility of high-temperature ATES in a confined aquifer. Four short-term and two long-term cycles were previously conducted, which provided a greatly increased understanding of the efficiency and geochemical effects of high-temperature aquifer thermal energy storage. The third long-term cycle (LT3) was conducted to operate the ATES system in conjunction with a real heating load and to further study the geochemical impact that heated water storage had on the aquifer. For LT3, the source and storage wells were modified so that only the most permeable portion, the Ironton-Galesville part, of the Franconia-Ironton-Galesville aquifer was used for storage. This was expected to improve storage efficiency by reducing the surface area of the heated volume and simplify analysis of water chemistry results by reducing the number of aquifer-related variables which need to be considered. During LT3, a total volume of 63.2 {times} 10{sup 3} m {sup 3} of water was injected at a rate of 54.95 m{sup 3}/hr into the storage well at a mean temperature of 104.7{degrees}C. Tie-in to the reheat system of the nearby Animal Sciences Veterinary Medicine (ASVM) building was completed after injection was completed. Approximately 66 percent (4.13 GWh) of the energy added to the aquifer was recovered. Approximately 15 percent (0.64 GWh) of the usable (10 building. Operations during heat recovery with the ASVM building`s reheat system were trouble-free. Integration into more of the ASVM (or other) building`s mechanical systems would have resulted in significantly increasing the proportion of energy used during heat recovery.

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

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    ARNOLD LD

    2009-09-25

    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?

  6. QER- Comment of Katherine Keenum 1

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    As a resident of the town of Richmond, Massachusetts, through which a natural gas pipeline already runs, I am troubled that Kinder Morgan plans to build an additional pipeline through our town to carry fracked gas from Pennsylvania to Dracut, Massachusetts, where it will be used for electrical generation and quite possibly exported. My objections are twofold: (1) On a local level, I object to running a line that has siting problems (e.g., wetlands and ledge), would endanger the town in the event of a rupture, and might require noisy compressors all for no benefit to the area or even the Commonwealth. (2) On a national level, I object to investing further in fossil fuels and new infrastructure to carry them to market. Fracking is a particularly noxious technology, dangerous to regions in which it occurs. The United States needs immediately to begin to reduce our use of fossil fuels by as much as 80% if we are to avoid an irreversible rise of CO2 in the atmosphere to levels that will raise the average global temperature by more than 2ºC. Coal, oil, and natural gas must be phased out, not promoted. The future is with wind and solar power, the immense savings available through increased efficiency in use, and new clean technologies. I hope the Department of Energy will focus its policies on sustainable energy sources and use. Most certainly, it should protect citizens and ratepayers from policies that direct monies from taxes or tariffs toward infrastructure to further fossil fuel industries. Thank you, Katherine Keenum

  7. Grout pump selection process for the Transportable Grout Facility

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    McCarthy, D.; Treat, R.L.

    1985-01-01

    Selected low-level radioactive liquid wastes at Hanford will be disposed by grouting. Grout is formed by mixing the liquid wastes with solid materials, including Portland cement, fly ash, and clay. The mixed grouts will be pumped to disposal sites (e.g., trenches and buried structures) where the grout will be allowed to harden and, thereby, immobilize the wastes. A Transportable Grout Facility (TGF) will be constructed and operated by Rockwell Hanford Operations to perform the grouting function. A critical component of the TGF is the grout pump. A preliminary review of pumping requirements identified reciprocating pumps and progressive cavity pumps as the two classes of pumps best suited for the application. The advantages and disadvantages of specific types of pumps within these two classes were subsequently investigated. As a result of this study, the single-screw, rotary positive displacement pump was identified as the best choice for the TGF application. This pump has a simple design, is easy to operate, is rugged, and is suitable for a radioactive environment. It produces a steady, uniform flow that simplifies suction and discharge piping requirements. This pump will likely require less maintenance than reciprocating pumps and can be disassembled rapidly and decontaminated easily. If the TGF should eventually require discharge pressures in excess of 500 psi, a double-acting duplex piston pump is recommended because it can operate at low speed, with only moderate flow rate fluctuations. However, the check valves, stuffing box, piston, suction, and discharge piping must be designed carefully to allow trouble-free operations.

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

    1998-07-01

    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.

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

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    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)

    2014-10-15

    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.

  10. Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Fuels and Chemicals Using Ionic Liquids

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

    2012-04-13

    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.

  11. Gasifier feed - Tailor-made from Illinois coals

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    Ehrlinger, H.P. III (Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States)); Lytle, J.; Frost, R.R.; Lizzio, A.; Kohlenberger, L.; Brewer, K. (Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States) DESTEC Energy (United States) Williams Technology (United States) Illinois Coal Association (United States))

    1992-01-01

    The main purpose of this project is to produce a feedstock from preparation plant fines from an Illinois coal that is ideal for a slurry fed, slagging, entrained-flow coal gasifier. The high sulfur content and high Btu value of Illinois coals are particularly advantageous in such a gasifier; preliminary calculations indicate that the increased cost of removing sulfur from the gas from a high sulfur coal is more than offset by the increased revenue from the sale of the elemental sulfur; additionally the high Btu Illinois coal concentrates more energy into the slurry of a given coal to water ratio. This project will bring the expertise of four organizations together to perform the various tasks. The Illinois Coal Association will help direct the project to be the most beneficial to the Illinois coal industry. DESTEC Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical Company, will provide guidelines and test compatibility of the slurries developed for gasification feedstock. Williams Technology will provide their expertise in long distance slurry pumping, and test selected products for viscosity, pumpability, and handlability. The Illinois State Geological Survey will study methods for producing clean coal/water slurries from preparation plant wastes including the concentration of pyritic sulfur into the coal slurry to increase the revenue from elemental sulfur produced during gasification operations, and decrease the pyritic sulfur content of the waste streams. ISGS will also test the gasification reactivity of the coals. As reported earlier, a variety of possible samples of coal have been analyzed and the gasification performance evaluation reported. Additionally, commercial sized samples of -28 mesh {times} 100 mesh coal -100 {times} 0 coal were subjected to pumpability testing. Neither the coarse product nor the fine product by themselves proved to be good candidates for trouble free pumping, but the mix of the two proved to be a very acceptable product

  12. Gasifier feed - Tailor-made from Illinois coals. [Quarterly] report, March 1, 1992--May 31, 1992

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    Ehrlinger, H.P. III [Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States); Lytle, J.; Frost, R.R.; Lizzio, A.; Kohlenberger, L.; Brewer, K. [Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States)]|[DESTEC Energy (United States)]|[Williams Technology (United States)]|[Illinois Coal Association (United States)

    1992-10-01

    The main purpose of this project is to produce a feedstock from preparation plant fines from an Illinois coal that is ideal for a slurry fed, slagging, entrained-flow coal gasifier. The high sulfur content and high Btu value of Illinois coals are particularly advantageous in such a gasifier; preliminary calculations indicate that the increased cost of removing sulfur from the gas from a high sulfur coal is more than offset by the increased revenue from the sale of the elemental sulfur; additionally the high Btu Illinois coal concentrates more energy into the slurry of a given coal to water ratio. This project will bring the expertise of four organizations together to perform the various tasks. The Illinois Coal Association will help direct the project to be the most beneficial to the Illinois coal industry. DESTEC Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical Company, will provide guidelines and test compatibility of the slurries developed for gasification feedstock. Williams Technology will provide their expertise in long distance slurry pumping, and test selected products for viscosity, pumpability, and handlability. The Illinois State Geological Survey will study methods for producing clean coal/water slurries from preparation plant wastes including the concentration of pyritic sulfur into the coal slurry to increase the revenue from elemental sulfur produced during gasification operations, and decrease the pyritic sulfur content of the waste streams. ISGS will also test the gasification reactivity of the coals. As reported earlier, a variety of possible samples of coal have been analyzed and the gasification performance evaluation reported. Additionally, commercial sized samples of -28 mesh {times} 100 mesh coal -100 {times} 0 coal were subjected to pumpability testing. Neither the coarse product nor the fine product by themselves proved to be good candidates for trouble free pumping, but the mix of the two proved to be a very acceptable product

  13. Site acquisition and successful landowner relationships

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    Hardke, G.S.; Susman, H.E. [Hillyer & Irwin, San Diego, CA (United States)

    1995-12-31

    It is now quite some time ago in this industry that the objections of a landowner to the granting of an easement for a new road could be overcome by the use of a bulldozer. The attitude sometimes was build first, negotiate later. That attitude, of course, was not appropriate then, and it is not now. As one of the long term (perhaps longest term) {open_quotes}partners{close_quotes} in project development and operation, the owner of the land under a project site must be dealt with fairly, reasonably, and in a way which will minimize or avoid disputes. Here, we present a few suggestions for starting the relationship with the landowner off on the right track. In establishing the legal form of the deal, whether by easement or lease, the goal should be to seek stability, not advantage. There will be too many times when each party will need the consent of the other to allow the development of a situation where on each such occasion, the consenting party will expect some sort of tribute or consideration. For example, one common type of consent is that by the landowner to minor elements of project finance requirements. And no matter how carefully the terms of the lease or easement are negotiated, lenders and their counsel will want changes. If the relationship with the landowner is established on the basis of long term cooperation, it should be no trouble to obtain these consents. If, on the other hand, the developer attempts to gain its project profit margin at the expense of the landowner, it can count on giving the landowner his {open_quotes}pound of flesh{close_quotes} every time the developer or operator needs something from him.

  14. Support of US CLIVAR Project Office 2012

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    Cummings, Donna

    2013-11-21

    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

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

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    White, Thornton C

    2014-03-31

    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 DOE’s 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).

  16. Qualification of the Lasentec M600P Particle Size Analyzer and the Red Valve Model 1151 Pressure Sensor

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    JR Bontha; NG Colton; EA Daymo; TD Hylton; CK Bayne; TH May

    2000-01-28

    The Lasentec M600 in-line particle size analyzer was installed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in August 1998 to support retrieval of the Gunite and Associated Tanks (GAAT). Before installation at ORNL, the sensor underwent validation testing at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Instrument Validation facility. Mechanically, the instrument worked well during validation testing and met all expectations. Operationally, much was learned about optimum ways to display and interpret the data. Slurry samples taken during the in-line tests at PNNL were shipped to the vendor for analysis with a benchtop Lasentec sensor. These experiments were performed to determine if off-line analyses yield particle size distributions similar to those generated by the in-line sensor. It was determined that the Lasentec sensor measures repeatable chord lengths as long as particles are ''presenter'' to the sensor window the same way. After the initial non-radioactive simulant testing at PNNL, the instrument was shipped for radioactive validation and acceptance testing in the Slurry Monitoring Test System (SMTS) connected to the Tank W-9 of the GAATs at ORNL. For all acceptance tests conducted at ORNL, the variation in the chord length distribution and the total particle count corresponded very well with the slurry density data as determined using an in-line Promass 63M Coriolis meter. Based on the performance results obtained, the Lasentec M600P FBRM is expected to meet the requirements for measuring the particle size distribution during the slurry transfer operations at Hanford and the Oak Ridge GAAT remediation project. The Red Valve pressure sensor was endorsed at the Hanford Site following instrument validation tests at PNNL and is currently in operation in the Tank 241-C-106 pump pit. While this instrument measures pressure within a transfer line, this type of pressure sensor could be configured to measure pressure drop over time. In turn, the status of a slurry transfer could be inferred from the pressure-drop measurement. In 1998, four Red Valve pressure sensors (with Sensotech Model AE-213 pressure transducers) were installed before and after the booster pumps of the 4-in. slurry (SL-200) and supernatant (SN-200) transfer lines between Tank 241-C-106 and Tank 241-AY-1 02. These pressure sensors have been in operation for over 1 year, and to date, the sensors have been trouble-flee according to the operators involved with slurry and supernatant transfer operations. Based on these observations, it is apparent that the Red Valve pressure sensors could be installed at the end of the slurry transfer lines and used to measure the pressure drop in the system.

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

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    Joseph H. Hartman

    1999-09-01

    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.

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

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

    2009-05-26

    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.

  19. An Economic Analysis of the Kilauea Geothermal Development and Inter-Island Cable Project

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    1990-03-01

    A study by NEA completed in April 1987 shows that a large scale (500 MW) geothermal development on the big island of Hawaii and the inter-island power transmission cable is economically infeasible. This updated report, utilizing additional information available since 1987, reaches the same conclusion: (1) The state estimate of $1.7 billion for development cost of the geothermal project is low and extremely optimistic. more realistic development costs are shown to be in the range of $3.4 to $4.3 billion and could go as high as $4.6 billion. (2) Compared to alternative sources of power generation, geothermal can be 1.7 to 2.4 times as costly as oil, and 1.2 to 1.7 times as costly as a solar/oil generating system. (3) yearly operation and maintenance costs for the large scale geothermal project are estimated to be 44.7 million, 72% greater than a solar/oil generating system. (4) Over a 40-year period ratepayers could pay, on average, between 1.3 (17.2%) and 2.4 cents (33%) per kWh per year more for electricity produced by geothermal than they are currently paying (even with oil prices stabilizing at $45 per barrel in 2010). (5) A comparable solar/oil thermal energy development project is technologically feasible, could be island specific, and would cost 20% to 40% less than the proposed geothermal development. (6) Conservation is the cheapest alternative of all, can significantly reduce demand, and provides the greatest return to ratepayers. There are better options than geothermal. Before the State commits the people of Hawaii to future indebtedness and unnecessary electricity rate increases, more specific study should be conducted on the economic feasibility, timing, and magnitude of the geothermal project. The California experience at The Geyers points up the fact that it can be a very risky and disappointing proposition. The state should demand that proponents and developers provide specific answers to geothermals troubling questions before they make an irreversible commitment to it. The state should also more carefully assess the potential risks and hazards of volcanic disturbances, the degree of environmental damage that could occur, the future demand for electricity, and the potential of supplying electricity from alternative energy sources, conservation and small scale power units. As they stated in the April 1987 study, to move ahead with rapid large scale geothermal development on Hawaii without thoroughly studying these aspects of its development is ill-advised and economically unsound.

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

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    Day, Debra E.; Fox, Sorcha

    2012-04-20

    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.

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

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    Punnachaiya, M.; Nuanjan, P.; Moombansao, K.; Sawangsri, T.; Pruantonsai, P.; Srichom, K.

    2006-07-01

    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)

  2. To discuss illicit nuclear trafficking

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    Balatsky, Galya I; Severe, William R; Wallace, Richard K

    2010-01-01

    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.

  3. Addressing an Uncertain Future Using Scenario Analysis

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    Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris

    2006-12-15

    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.

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

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

    2014-04-09

    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

  5. Optimal integrated design of air separation unit and gas turbine block for IGCC systems

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    Kamath, R.; Grossman, I.; Biegler, L.; Zitney, S.

    2009-01-01

    The Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) systems are considered as a promising technology for power generation. However, they are not yet in widespread commercial use and opportunities remain to improve system feasibility and profitability via improved process integration. This work focuses on the integrated design of gasification system, air separation unit (ASU) and the gas turbine (GT) block. The ASU supplies oxygen to the gasification system and it can also supply nitrogen (if required as a diluent) to the gas turbine block with minimal incremental cost. Since both GT and the ASU require a source of compressed air, integrating the air requirement of these units is a logical starting point for facility optimization (Smith et al., 1997). Air extraction from the GT can reduce or avoid the compression cost in the ASU and the nitrogen injection can reduce NOx emissions and promote trouble-free operation of the GT block (Wimer et al., 2006). There are several possible degrees of integration between the ASU and the GT (Smith and Klosek, 2001). In the case of 'total' integration, where all the air required for the ASU is supplied by the GT compressor and the ASU is expected to be an elevated-pressure (EP) type. Alternatively, the ASU can be 'stand alone' without any integration with the GT. In this case, the ASU operates at low pressure (LP), with its own air compressor delivering air to the cryogenic process at the minimum energy cost. Here, nitrogen may or may not be injected because of the energy penalty issue and instead, syngas humidification may be preferred. A design, which is intermediate between these two cases, involves partial supply of air by the gas turbine and the remainder by a separate air compressor. These integration schemes have been utilized in some IGCC projects. Examples include Nuon Power Plant at Buggenum, Netherlands (both air and nitrogen integration), Polk Power Station at Tampa, US (nitrogen-only integration) and LGTI at Plaquemine, US (stand-alone). However, there is very little information on systematic assessment of air extraction, nitrogen injection and configuration and operating conditions of the ASU and it is not clear which scheme is optimal for a given IGCC application. In this work, we address the above mentioned problem systematically using mixed-integer optimization. This approach allows the use of various objectives such as minimizing the investment and operating cost or SOx and NOx emissions, maximizing power output or overall efficiency or a weighted combination of these factors. A superstructure is proposed which incorporates all the integration schemes described above. Simplified models for ASU, gas turbine system and steam cycle are used which provide reasonable estimates for performance and cost (Frey and Zhu, 2006). The optimal structural configuration and operating conditions are presented for several case studies and it is observed that the optimal solution changes significantly depending on the specified objective.

  6. Optimal Integrated Design of Air Separation Unit and Gas Turbine Block for IGCC Systems

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    Ravindra S. Kamath; Ignacio E. Grossmann; Lorenz T. Biegler; Stephen E. Zitney

    2009-01-01

    The Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) systems are considered as a promising technology for power generation. However, they are not yet in widespread commercial use and opportunities remain to improve system feasibility and profitability via improved process integration. This work focuses on the integrated design of gasification system, air separation unit (ASU) and the gas turbine (GT) block. The ASU supplies oxygen to the gasification system and it can also supply nitrogen (if required as a diluent) to the gas turbine block with minimal incremental cost. Since both GT and the ASU require a source of compressed air, integrating the air requirement of these units is a logical starting point for facility optimization (Smith et al., 1997). Air extraction from the GT can reduce or avoid the compression cost in the ASU and the nitrogen injection can reduce NOx emissions and promote trouble-free operation of the GT block (Wimer et al., 2006). There are several possible degrees of integration between the ASU and the GT (Smith and Klosek, 2001). In the case of 'total' integration, where all the air required for the ASU is supplied by the GT compressor and the ASU is expected to be an elevated-pressure (EP) type. Alternatively, the ASU can be 'stand alone' without any integration with the GT. In this case, the ASU operates at low pressure (LP), with its own air compressor delivering air to the cryogenic process at the minimum energy cost. Here, nitrogen may or may not be injected because of the energy penalty issue and instead, syngas humidification may be preferred. A design, which is intermediate between these two cases, involves partial supply of air by the gas turbine and the remainder by a separate air compressor. These integration schemes have been utilized in some IGCC projects. Examples include Nuon Power Plant at Buggenum, Netherlands (both air and nitrogen integration), Polk Power Station at Tampa, US (nitrogen-only integration) and LGTI at Plaquemine, US (stand-alone). However, there is very little information on systematic assessment of air extraction, nitrogen injection and configuration and operating conditions of the ASU and it is not clear which scheme is optimal for a given IGCC application. In this work, we address the above mentioned problem systematically using mixed-integer optimization. This approach allows the use of various objectives such as minimizing the investment and operating cost or SOx and NOx emissions, maximizing power output or overall efficiency or a weighted combination of these factors. A superstructure is proposed which incorporates all the integration schemes described above. Simplified models for ASU, gas turbine system and steam cycle are used which provide reasonable estimates for performance and cost (Frey and Zhu, 2006). The optimal structural configuration and operating conditions are presented for several case studies and it is observed that the optimal solution changes significantly depending on the specified objective.

  7. Cast Metals Coalition Technology Transfer and Program Management Final Report

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    Gwyn, Mike

    2009-03-31

    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.

  8. Evaluation of Carbon Dioxide Capture From Existing Coal Fired Plants by Hybrid Sorption Using Solid Sorbents

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    Benson, Steven; Srinivasachar, Srivats; Laudal, Daniel; Browers, Bruce

    2014-12-31

    A novel hybrid solid sorbent technology for CO? capture and separation from coal combustion-derived flue gas was evaluated. The technology – Capture of CO? by Hybrid Sorption (CACHYS™) – is a solid sorbent technology based on the following ideas: 1) reduction of energy for sorbent regeneration, 2) utilization of novel process chemistry, 3) contactor conditions that minimize sorbent-CO? heat of reaction and promote fast CO? capture, and 4) low-cost method of heat management. This report provides key information developed during the course of the project that includes sorbent performance, energy for sorbent regeneration, physical properties of the sorbent, the integration of process components, sizing of equipment, and overall capital and operational cost of the integrated CACHYS™ system. Seven sorbent formulations were prepared and evaluated at the lab-scale for energy requirements and CO? capture performance. Sorbent heat of regeneration ranged from 30-80 kJ/mol CO? and was found to be dependent on process conditions. Two sorbent formulations (designated HCK-4 & HCK-7) were down-selected for additional fixed-bed testing. Additional testing involved subjecting the sorbents to 100 continuous cycles in the fixed-bed reactor to determine performance as a function of time. The working capacity achieved for HCK-4 sorbent ranged from 5.5-8.0 g CO?/100 g sorbent, while the HCK-7 typically ranged from 8.0-10.0 g CO?/100 g sorbent. Overall, there was no deterioration in capacity with continuous cycling for either sorbent. The CACHYS™ bench-scale testing system designed and fabricated under this award consists of a dual circulating fluidized-bed adsorber and a moving-bed regenerator. The system takes a flue gas slipstream from the University of North Dakota’s coal-fired steam plant. Prior to being sent to the adsorber, the flue gas is scrubbed to remove SO? and particulate. During parametric testing of the adsorber, CO? capture achieved using the 2-bed configuration with recirculation in both beds was 65-70% with a high flue gas CO? loading (~7%) and up to 85% with a low flue gas CO? loading (~4%). A sorbent regenerator system consisting of a pre-heater, desorber, and cooler is used to heat the CO?-rich sorbent with direct and indirect steam producing a nearly 100% pure stream of CO?. Parametric testing of the regenerator system demonstrated the impact of process conditions on both desorption rate and the heat of regeneration. Clear evidence of the use of specific process conditions that lower the overall energy of desorption was identified. This observation validates measurements made at the laboratory-scale. Several longer-term continuous tests were conducted to evaluate the performance of the sorbent/process as a function of time. Using a 2-bed configuration, sustained capture efficiency of 40-60% with a high flue gas CO? loading (~8%) and 70-80% with a low flue gas CO? loading (~4%) were achieved. However, sorbent working capacity was found to be considerably lower than laboratory-scale measurements. The low working capacity is attributed to insufficient sorbent/gas contact time in the adsorber. Sorbent properties that had a significant impact on CO? capture performance were identified. The results show that controlling these sorbent properties substantially improves CO? capture performance, with preliminary estimates indicating that relative improvement of ~30% is possible. Testing culminated with an operationally trouble-free test of 15 hours with sustainable performance. Overall, several practical strategies to increase performance of the sorbent and process were identified. The initial technical and economic assessment of the CACHYS™ process estimated the cost of CO2 capture was $36.19/ton with a 48.6% increase in levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for the 550 MWe net plant. Using additional data gathered over the course of the project, and with revised technical and economic assumptions, the estimated cost of CO? capture with the CACHYS™ process is $39/ton (only inclu

  9. Assessment of Salmonids and Their Habitat Conditions in the Walla Walla River Basin within Washington, Annual Report 2002-2003.

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    Mendel, Glen; Trump, Jeremy; Gembala, Mike

    2003-09-01

    This study began in 1998 to assess salmonid distribution, relative abundance, genetics, and the condition of salmonid habitats in the Walla Walla River basin. Stream flows in the Walla Walla Basin continue to show a general trend that begins with a sharp decline in discharge in late June, followed by low summer flows and then an increase in discharge in fall and winter. Manual stream flow measurements at Pepper bridge showed an increase in 2002 of 110-185% from July-September, over flows from 2001. This increase is apparently associated with a 2000 settlement agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the irrigation districts to leave minimum flows in the river. Stream temperatures in the Walla Walla basin were similar to those in 2001. Upper montane tributaries maintained maximum summer temperatures below 65 F, while sites in mid and lower Touchet and Walla Walla rivers frequently had daily maximum temperatures well above 68 F (high enough to inhibit migration in adult and juvenile salmonids, and to sharply reduce survival of their embryos and fry). These high temperatures are possibly the most critical physiological barrier to salmonids in the Walla Walla basin, but other factors (available water, turbidity or sediment deposition, cover, lack of pools, etc.) also play a part in salmonid survival, migration, and breeding success. The increased flows in the Walla Walla, due to the 2000 settlement agreement, have not shown consistent improvements to stream temperatures. Rainbow/steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) trout represent the most common salmonid in the basin. Densities of Rainbow/steelhead in the Walla Walla River from the Washington/Oregon stateline to Mojonnier Rd. dropped slightly from 2001, but are still considerably higher than before the 2000 settlement agreement. Other salmonids including; bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus), chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), mountain whitefish (Prosopium williamsoni), and brown trout (Salmo trutta) had low densities, and limited distribution throughout the basin. A large return of adult spring chinook to the Touchet River drainage in 2001 produced higher densities of juvenile chinook in 2002 than have been seen in recent years, especially in the Wolf Fork. The adult return in 2002 was substantially less than what was seen in 2001. Due to poor water conditions and trouble getting personnel hired, spawning surveys were limited in 2002. Surveyors found only one redd in four Walla Walla River tributaries (Cottonwood Ck., East Little Walla Walla, West Little Walla Walla, and Mill Ck.), and 59 redds in Touchet River tributaries (10 in the North Fork Touchet, 30 in the South Fork Touchet, and 19 in the Wolf Fork). Bull trout spawning surveys in the upper Touchet River tributaries found a total of 125 redds and 150 live fish (92 redds and 75 fish in the Wolf Fork, 2 redds and 1 fish in the Burnt Fork, 0 redds and 1 fish in the South Fork Touchet, 29 redds and 71 fish in the North Fork Touchet, and 2 redds and 2 fish in Lewis Ck.). A preliminary steelhead genetics analysis was completed as part of this project. Results indicate differences between naturally produced steelhead and those produced in the hatchery. There were also apparent genetic differences among the naturally produced fish from different areas of the basin. Detailed results are reported in Bumgarner et al. 2003. Recommendations for assessment activities in 2003 included: (1) continue to monitor the Walla Walla River (focusing from the stateline to McDonald Rd.), the Mill Ck system, and the Little Walla Walla System. (2) reevaluate Whiskey Ck. for abundance and distribution of salmonids, and Lewis Ck. for bull trout density and distribution. (3) select or develop a habitat survey protocol and begin to conduct habitat inventory and assessment surveys. (4) summarize bull trout data for Mill Ck, South Fork Touchet, and Lewis Ck. (5) begin to evaluate temperature and flow data to assess if the habitat conditions exist for spring chinook in the Touchet River.

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

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    Cle Elum Supplementation and Research Facility

    2008-12-11

    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