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  1. AVTA: 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel Downloadable Dynamometer...

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    09 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel Downloadable Dynamometer Database Reports AVTA: 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel Downloadable Dynamometer Database Reports The Vehicle Technologies...

  2. AVTA: 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel Downloadable Dynamometer Database

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  3. Jetta Wong

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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  4. AVTA: 2013 Volkswagon Jetta TDI Diesel Testing Results | Department of

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  5. Jetta Wong | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "of EnergyEnergyENERGYWomentheATLANTA,Fermi NationalBusinessDepartmentatJeff Zients - ActingGarsonJetta Wong

  6. AVTA: 2013-2014 Volkswagen Jetta HEV Testing Results | Department of Energy

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  7. Geismar TDI Plant Steam Optimization

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    Baily, M.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  8. Application for Presidential Permit OE Docket No. PP-400 TDI...

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    Project - Comments and Motion to Intervene of Conservation Law Foundation Application for Presidential Permit OE Docket No. PP-400 TDI-NE - New England Clean Power Link Project -...

  9. Application for Presidential Permit OE Docket No. PP-400 TDI...

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    PP-400 TDI-New England Application with Appendices.pdf More Documents & Publications EIS-0447: Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0447: Final Environmental Impact Statement...

  10. Application for Presidential Permit OE Docket No. PP-400 TDI...

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    iceFR3886907092014.pdf More Documents & Publications Application for Presidential Permit OE Docket No. PP-400 TDI-New England - New England Clean Power Link Project...

  11. Application for Presidential Permit OE Docket No. PP-400 TDI...

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    Register Notice, Volume 79, No. 165, August 26, 2014 Application for Presidential Permit OE Docket No. PP-400 TDI-NE New England Clean Power Link Project: Notice of Intent to...

  12. Anion Coordination Interactions in Solvates with the Lithium Salts LiDCTA and LiTDI

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    McOwen, Dennis W.; Delp, Samuel A.; Paillard, Elie; Herriot, Cristelle; Han, Sang D.; Boyle, Paul D.; Sommer, Roger D.; Henderson, Wesley A.

    2014-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Lithium 4,5-dicyano-1,2,3-triazolate (LiDCTA) and lithium 2-trifluoromethyl-4,5-dicyanoimidazole (LiTDI) are two salts proposed for lithium battery electrolyte applications, but little is known about the manner in which the DCTA- and TDI- anions coordinate Li+ cations. To explore this in-depth, crystal structures are reported here for two solvates with LiDCTA: (G2)1:LiDCTA and (G1)1:LiDCTA with diglyme and monoglyme, respectively, and seven solvates with LiTDI: (G1)2:LiTDI, (G2)2:LiTDI, (G3)1:LiTDI, (THF)1:LiTDI, (EC)1:LiTDI, (PC)1:LiTDI and (DMC)1/2:LiTDI with monoglyme, diglyme, triglyme, tetrahydrofuran, ethylene carbonate, propylene carbonate and dimethyl carbonate, respectively. These latter solvate structures are compared with the previously reported acetonitrile (AN)2:LiTDI structure. The solvates indicate that the LiTDI salt is much less associated than the LiDCTA salt and that the ions in LiTDI, when aggregated in solvates, have a very similar TDI-...Li+ cation mode of coordination through both the anion ring and cyano nitrogen atoms. Such coordination facilitates the formation of polymeric ion aggregates, instead of dimers. Insight into such ion speciation is instrumental for understanding the electrolyte properties of aprotic solvent mixtures with these salts.

  13. Application for Presidential Permit PP-400 TDI-NE - New England...

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    Service - Aug 6, 2014.pdf More Documents & Publications Application for Presidential Permit OE Docket No. PP-400 TDI-NE - New England Clean Power Link Project - Comments and...

  14. Advanced Technology Vehicle Lab Benchmarking - Level 1

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    - 7 speed dual clutch transmissions Jetta TDI (bio-fuels) Ford TADA PHEV Supplier BEV prototype BEV Tesla Hydrogen Fuel cell Hydrogen internal combustion engine ANL PHEV prototype...

  15. AVTA: Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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    2013-2014 Volkswagen Jetta2013 Ford C-Max2013 Chevrolet Malibu2013 Honda Civic2011 Hyundai Sonata2011 Honda CRZ2010 Honda Civic with Advanced Experimental Ultra Lead Acid Battery2010 Mercedes...

  16. Temporal and Spatial Comparison of Gridded TMY, TDY, and TGY Data Sets

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    Habte, A.; Lopez, A.; Sengupta, M.; Wilcox, S.

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) data sets provide industry standard resource information for building designers and are commonly used by the solar industry to estimate photovoltaic and concentrating solar power system performance. Historically, TMY data sets were only available for certain station locations, but current TMY data sets are available on the same grid as the National Solar Radiation Database data and are referred to as the gridded TMY. In this report, a comparison of TMY, typical direct (normal irradiance) year (TDY), and typical global (horizontal irradiance) year (TGY) data sets were performed to better understand the impact of ancillary weather variables upon them. These analyses identified geographical areas of high and low temporal and spatial variability, thereby providing insight into the representativeness of a particular TMY data set for use in renewable energy as well as other applications.

  17. NEC Corporation Volkswagen Group of America

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    Dentsu-Aegis Network Ltd. Digital Garage Hisense Co. Ltd. Jaguar Land Rover LG Electronics, Inc Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Informatix, Inc. The LEGO Group Dorothy Lemelson LG Electronics, Inc. Master. Panasonic Corporation RECRUIT Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. SingTel TCL Multimedia Toshiba Corporation

  18. Application for Presidential Permit OE Docket No. PP-400 TDI...

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    Council, Inc. (NPCC) submits its Motion to Intervene the New England Clean Power Link Project pursuant to Rules 212 and 214 of the Rules of Practice and Procedures of the...

  19. A Comparison of Two Gasoline and Two Diesel Cars with Varying...

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    (Sweden) Volkswagen (Sweden) F F Klaus Klaus - - Peter Schindler, Volkswagen, Germany Peter Schindler, Volkswagen, Germany F F John Fairbanks, DOE John Fairbanks, DOE 2002...

  20. Microsoft Word - NGNP-TDI-GEN-FRD-G-00021_Rev0.doc

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    design. 3.3.6 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY Equipment emitting any Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) shall be electromagnetically screened in order to eliminate any...

  1. iTDi Blog for teachers by teachers Critical Thinking Adam

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    Yanikoglu, Berrin

    '. Assessors are obsessed with coverage. If material has been covered, it can be tested. If it can be tested is merely a symptom of what we are presented with in published course materials. Consider this: every learners to step on the brakes of a car that is already parked. Rather than more and more content being

  2. Microsoft Word - NGNP-TDI-GEN-RPT-G-00022_Rev0.doc

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    HTSST LAB Comments Limitations IHX B (950C) IHX (750C) Alloy 800H and Hastelloy X Material Specifications and Procurement WEC-TS-IHXB-001 WEC-TS-IHX-001 4 950C...

  3. Absence of respiratory effects in subjects exposed to low concentrations of TDI and MDI

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    Musk, A.W.; Peters, J.M.; DiBerardinis, L.; Murphy, R.L.

    1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One hundred seven subjects from a polyurethane plastic manufacturing plant have been followed over a five-year period with measurements of forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1), and questionnaires on respiratory symptoms and smoking habits. Environmental concentrations of toluene diisocyanate and diphenyl methyl diisocyanate were extensively monitored to provide accurate estimates of the upper-limits of exposure of the subjects. Current mean levels of FEV1 in this population were higher than those predicted for healthy subjects. The five-year change in FEV1 did not exceed that expected from aging. No acute change in FEV1 could be demonstrated over the course of a Monday either before or after a two-week vacation. No improvement in ventilatory function was observed over the vacation period. The presence of cough or sputum was related to smoking but was not related to isocyanate exposure. The results indicate that exposure of workers to extremely low levels of isocyanates (time-weighted average concentrations of the order of 0.001 parts per million (ppm)) is not associated with chronic respiratory symptoms or effects on ventilatory capacity. The results suggest that isocyanates can be controlled to the point of eliminating effects as measured by these techniques.

  4. Application for Presidential Permit OE Docket No. PP-400 TDI-NE - New

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  5. Application for Presidential Permit OE Docket No. PP-400 TDI-NE - New

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustionImprovement3--Logistical Challenges to Smart GridofAnnualPowerNoticeFederalGreatEngland Clean

  6. Application for Presidential Permit OE Docket No. PP-400 TDI-NE - New

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustionImprovement3--Logistical Challenges to Smart GridofAnnualPowerNoticeFederalGreatEngland

  7. Application for Presidential Permit OE Docket No. PP-400 TDI-NE New England

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustionImprovement3--Logistical Challenges to Smart GridofAnnualPowerNoticeFederalGreatEnglandClean

  8. Application for Presidential Permit OE Docket No. PP-400 TDI-New England -

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  9. Application for Presidential Permit PP-400 TDI-NE - New England Clean Power

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustionImprovement3--Logistical Challenges to Smart

  10. Title: Project Coordinator II Position #: 1010917 Department: TDI (The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice) Category: Exempt

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    Myers, Lawrence C.

    & Knowledge Public health or health policy background and commitment to advancing health care reform and familiarity with health care issues. Project management experience and proficiency with Microsoft Suite (Word with high-level national stakeholders to advance health reform initiatives. Familiarity with basic

  11. Title: Health Policy Fellow Position #: 1011446 Department: TDI (The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice) Category: Exempt

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    Myers, Lawrence C.

    and the reform of health care. Key Accountabilities NOTE This is a 12-month term, renewable position. Accountable and the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at The Brookings Institution in an effort to translate policy ideas and community-level reports on health care spending for the ACO pilot sites and others. Acts as a liaison

  12. HCCl Combustion: Analysis and Experiments

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    Aceves, S M; Flowers, D L; Martinez-Frias, J; Smith, J R; Dibble, R; Au, M; Girard, J

    2001-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) is a new combustion technology that may develop as an alternative to diesel engines with high efficiency and low NOx and particulate matter emissions. This paper describes the HCCI research activities being currently pursued at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and at the University of California Berkeley. Current activities include analysis as well as experimental work. On analysis, we have developed two powerful tools: a single zone model and a multi-zone model. The single zone model has proven very successful in predicting start of combustion and providing reasonable estimates for peak cylinder pressure, indicated efficiency and NOX emissions. This model is being applied to develop detailed engine performance maps and control strategies, and to analyze the problem of engine startability. The multi-zone model is capable of very accurate predictions of the combustion process, including HC and CO emissions. The multi-zone model has applicability to the optimization of combustion chamber geometry and operating conditions to achieve controlled combustion at high efficiency and low emissions. On experimental work, we have done a thorough evaluation of operating conditions in a 4-cylinder Volkswagen TDI engine. The engine has been operated over a wide range of conditions by adjusting the intake temperature and the fuel flow rate. Satisfactory operation has been obtained over a wide range of operating conditions. Cylinder-to-cylinder variations play an important role in limiting maximum power, and should be controlled to achieve satisfactory performance.

  13. Operation of a Four-Cylinder 1.9L Propane Fueled Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Engine: Basic Operating Characteristics and Cylinder-to-Cylinder Effects

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    Flowers, D; Aceves, S M; Martinez-Frias, J; Smith, J R; Au, M; Girard, J; Dibble, R

    2001-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A four-cylinder 1.9 Volkswagen TDI Engine has been converted to run in Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) mode. The stock configuration is a turbocharged direct injection Diesel engine. The combustion chamber has been modified by discarding the in-cylinder Diesel fuel injectors and replacing them with blank inserts (which contain pressure transducers). The stock pistons contain a reentrant bowl and have been retained for the tests reported here. The intake and exhaust manifolds have also been retained, but the turbocharger has been removed. A heater has been installed upstream of the intake manifold and fuel is added just downstream of this heater. The performance of this engine in naturally aspirated HCCI operation, subject to variable intake temperature and fuel flow rate, has been studied. The engine has been run with propane fuel at a constant speed of 1800 rpm. This work is intended to characterize the HCCI operation of the engine in this configuration that has been minimally modified from the base Diesel engine. The performance (BMEP, IMEP, efficiency, etc) and emissions (THC, CO, NOx) of the engine are presented, as are combustion process results based on heat release analysis of the pressure traces from each cylinder.

  14. Operation of a Four-Cylinder 1.9L Propane Fueled HCCI Engine

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    Flowers, D; Aceves, S M; Martinez-Frias, J; Smith, J R; Au, M; Girard, J; Dibble, R

    2001-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A four-cylinder 1.9 Volkswagen TDI Engine has been converted to run in Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) mode. The stock configuration is a turbocharged direct injection Diesel engine. The combustion chamber has been modified by discarding the in-cylinder Diesel fuel injectors and replacing them with blank inserts (which contain pressure transducers). The stock pistons contain a reentrant bowl and have been retained for the tests reported here. The intake and exhaust manifolds have also been retained, but the turbocharger has been removed. A heater has been installed upstream of the intake manifold and fuel is added just downstream of this heater. The performance of this engine in naturally aspirated HCCI operation, subject to variable intake temperature and fuel flow rate, has been studied. The engine has been run with propane fuel at a constant speed of 1800 rpm. This work is intended to characterize the HCCI operation of the engine in this configuration that has been minimally modified from the base Diesel engine. The performance (BMEP, IMEP, efficiency, etc) and emissions (THC, CO, NOx) of the engine are presented, as are combustion process results based on heat release analysis of the pressure traces from each cylinder.

  15. HCCI Combustion: Analysis and Experiments

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    Salvador M. Aceves; Daniel L. Flowers; Joel Martinez-Frias; J. Ray Smith; Robert Dibble; Michael Au; James Girard

    2001-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) is a new combustion technology that may develop as an alternative to diesel engines with high efficiency and low NOx and particulate matter emissions. This paper describes the HCCI research activities being currently pursued at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and at the University of California Berkeley. Current activities include analysis as well as experimental work. On analysis, we have developed two powerful tools: a single zone model and a multi-zone model. The single zone model has proven very successful in predicting start of combustion and providing reasonable estimates for peak cylinder pressure, indicated efficiency and NOX emissions. This model is being applied to develop detailed engine performance maps and control strategies, and to analyze the problem of engine startability. The multi-zone model is capable of very accurate predictions of the combustion process, including HC and CO emissions. The multi-zone model h as applicability to the optimization of combustion chamber geometry and operating conditions to achieve controlled combustion at high efficiency and low emissions. On experimental work, we have done a thorough evaluation of operating conditions in a 4-cylinder Volkswagen TDI engine. The engine has been operated over a wide range of conditions by adjusting the intake temperature and the fuel flow rate. Satisfactory operation has been obtained over a wide range of operating conditions. Cylinder-to-cylinder variations play an important role in limiting maximum power, and should be controlled to achieve satisfactory performance.

  16. Forschung und EU-Hochschulbro, Technologietransfer September 2014

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    Nejdl, Wolfgang

    /VolkswagenStiftung: Wissenschaft fĂĽr nachhaltige Entwicklung 18 5.1.6. E.ON Stipendienfonds: deutsch

  17. Advanced Vehicle Testing & Evaluation

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    Volt PHEV (MY11) 2 Nissan Leaf BEV (MY11) 4 Honda Civic CNG 4 VW Jetta Turbo Diesel 4 Chevrolet Volt PHEV (MY13) 4 Chevrolet Malibu ECO 4 Honda Civic...

  18. Advanced Technology Vehicle Lab Benchmarking - Level 2 (in-depth...

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    - VW Jetta TSI: Advanced engine and powertrain evaluation - Sonata: P2 hybrid architecture versus power-split type systems - Volt: Evaluation of first OEM EREV plug-in hybrid...

  19. Cleaning Up Non-Road Diesel Vehicles: A Public Health Imperative

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    NH3 slip from SCR * Longer term: N2O from NOx slip cats at 250-300C Diesel Engines and Global Warming * Diesel releases about 25% less CO2 per mile traveled (based on VW Jetta)...

  20. Direct Use of Wet Ethanol in a Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) Engine: Experimental and Numerical Results

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    Mack, John Hunter; Flowers, Daniel L; Aceves, Salvador M; Dibble, Robert W

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for each cylinder of the VW TDi HCCI engine running on a 60%for each cylinder of the VW TDi HCCI engine running on a 40%for the 4 cylinder VW TDi HCCI engine. Emissions are plotted

  1. Advances in Diesel Engine Technologies for European Passenger...

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    Diesel Engine Technologies for European Passenger Vehicles Advances in Diesel Engine Technologies for European Passenger Vehicles 2002 DEER Conference Presentation: Volkswagen AG...

  2. ORISE: Recent Graduate Research Experiences - Olivia Thompson

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    of biomass Olivia Thompson at ORNL Recent college graduate Olivia Thompson studied biofuels at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a Volkswagen Distinguished Scholar, where she...

  3. part of the IE entitlement and are not separate reimbursable Other Reimbursable Expenses

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    ­ TDY/TAD* Commercial Auto ­ Terminal* Dual Lodging Cost* Excess Baggage* Gasoline ­ Rental Car GTCC ATM Lodging Late Check-out Fee Non-GTCC ATM Advance Fee (military only) Paper Ticket Fee Parking ­ TDY/TAD Parking ­ Terminal (limited to round-trip taxi fare) Public Transit Taxi ­ TDY/TAD Taxi ­ Terminal Tickets

  4. CARISMA: A Networking Project for High Temperature PEMFC MEA...

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    CR 6 Cidetec Spain CR 7 Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Italy CR 8 Volkswagen AG Germany CR 9 Deutsches Zentrum fr Luft- und Raumfahrt eV Germany CR 10 Energy research...

  5. Accelerating Light-Duty Diesel Sales in the U.S. Market

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    Diesel Sales in the U.S. Market Klaus-Peter Schindler Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany Content Situation in Europe Situation in U.S. Motivation for customers to...

  6. Stumbling Toward Capitalism: The State, Global Production Networks, and the Unexpected Emergence of China's Independent Auto Industry

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    Chang, Crystal Whai-ku

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Stella, General Motors e-Spark, BMW Mini-E, Daimler Electriclike Buick, Volkswagen and BMW, and not with the brands ofMotors (50%) Dongfeng Nissan BMW (50%) Brilliance (50%) BMW

  7. 2015 DOE Acquisition and Project Management Workshop

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    Tuition Cost: There is no registration fee, but attendees’ organizations are responsible for travel, food, and lodging expenses if the attendee is on TDY.

  8. Application for presidential permit OE Docket No. PP-362 Champlain...

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    electric transmission facilities at the U.S. - Canada Border. FINAL TDI Presidential Permit Application. January 25, 2010 More Documents & Publications EIS-0447: Draft...

  9. Application for Presidential Permit OE Docket No. PP-362 Champlain...

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    Addendum to Presidential Permit Letter. TDI Presidential Permit Application Addendum.pdf More Documents & Publications PP-362 Champlain Hudson Power Express, Inc. Application for...

  10. RECORD OF CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION Project ID No....

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    A Title: Transport and Perform TD&I on BHTX-29 Transformer Description: Subcontractor shall provide all labor, supervision, tools, lifting and transportation services required to...

  11. Jim Stock | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "of EnergyEnergyENERGYWomentheATLANTA,Fermi NationalBusinessDepartmentatJeff Zients - ActingGarsonJetta

  12. Design Optimization International Conference, April 5 -April 7 2005, Las Palmas, Spain,

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    Giering, Ralf

    Analysis, Product Line E1, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg Key words: Automatic Differentiation, Optimisation design process. The design application consists in the optimisation of the topology of a duct of dissipated energy with respect to the duct topology. This gradient is provided by the adjoint of the solver

  13. Marketing Light-Duty Diesels to U.S. Consumers

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    levels of performance and convenience * the best platform for renewable fuels including Biodiesel, SunFuel, and SunDiesel 14 Modern TDI Diesel technology has come a long way...

  14. Physics Today News Picks: A unified picture of laser ... http://blogs.physicstoday.org/newspicks/2008/05/a_uni... 1 of 4 05/26/2008 10:15 AM

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    Rotter, Stefan

    Telescope » Request product info COMPANY SPOTLIGHT CCD and TDI free seminar Learn about CCD devices Today on May 6, 2008 10:00 AM | Permalink SEARCH Search this blog: Search #12;

  15. Effects of different fuels on a turbocharged, direct injection, spark ignition engine

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    Negrete, Justin E

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The following pages describe the experimentation and analysis of two different fuels in GM's high compression ratio, turbocharged direct injection (TDI) engine. The focus is on a burn rate analysis for the fuels - gasoline ...

  16. Direct Use of Wet Ethanol in a Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) Engine: Experimental and Numerical Results

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    Mack, John Hunter; Flowers, Daniel L; Aceves, Salvador M; Dibble, Robert W

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for internal combustion engines, SAE 790501, 1979. Najt, P.Paper # 07F-30 Topic: I.C. Engines (a) Pressure Traces. (b)cylinder of the VW TDi HCCI engine running on a 60% EtOH in

  17. CX-008351: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...

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    Categorical Exclusion Determination Transport and Perform TD&I on Big Hill TX-29 Transformer CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 03282012 Location(s): Texas Offices(s): Strategic...

  18. Informal Report

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    mm ts LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY Post Office Box 1663 Los Alamos. New Mexico 87545 DISTRDU7irM o r TdiS BGGbT.lENT IS UNLIMITED DISCLAIMER This report was...

  19. Electric vehicle repairs and modifications

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    Buffett, R.K.

    1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This informal report describes the electric vehicle (EV) inspection and the necessary maintenance and repairs required to improve reliable operation of five Volkswagen (VW) Electrotransporter vans and five VW EV buses. The recommendations of TVA, EPRI, GES, Volkswagen, Siemens, and Hoppecke have been carried out in this effort. These modifications were necessary before entering the EPRI/TVA phase II and III continuing program. As new energy storage systems are explored using the VW test-bed vehicles in the battery field testing program, additional modifications may be required. All modifications will be submitted to the vehicle and component manufacturer for general assessment and recommendations. At present three different types of battery systems are being evaluated in six VW vehicles. The two Hoppecke and Exide utilize the modified Hoppecke charging systems. The other batteries being tested require off-board chargers specified by their manufacturer and are separate from the vehicle system.

  20. Homeowner's Property Insurance Issues (Spanish)

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    Granovsky, Nancy L.

    2007-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    ? ayudarlo con los problemas o quejas sobre una compa??a de seguro, ajustador o agente La l?nea de ayuda al consumidor del TDI (1-800-252-3439) atiende de 8.00 a 19.00 horas, horario central, los siete d?as de la semana. Su sitio Web, creado luego de... ocurrido el Hurac?n Rita, funciona a?n: http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/ consumer/rita.html. Luego de un desastre, el TDI puede tambi?n establecer centros de asistencia m?vil en la zona del desastre, como lo hizo luego del Hurac?n Rita. ?C?mo obtengo ayuda...

  1. Energy Storage/Conservation and Carbon Emissions Reduction Demonstration Project

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    Bigelow, Erik

    2012-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) federal assistance for the management of a project to develop and test a prototype flywheel-­?based energy recovery and storage system in partnership with Test Devices, Inc. (TDI). TDI specializes in the testing of jet engine and power generation turbines, which uses a great deal of electrical power for long periods of time. In fact, in 2007, the company consumed 3,498,500 kW-­?hr of electricity in their operations, which is equivalent to the electricity of 328 households. For this project, CTE and TDI developed and tested a prototype flywheel-­?based energy recovery and storage system. This technology is being developed at TDI’s facilities to capture and reuse the energy necessary for the company’s core process. The new technology and equipment is expected to save approximately 80% of the energy used in the TDI process, reducing total annual consumption of power by approximately 60%, saving approximately two million kilowatt-­?hours annually. Additionally, the energy recycling system will allow TDI and other end users to lower their peak power demand and reduce associated utility demand charges. The use of flywheels in this application is novel and requires significant development work from TDI. Flywheels combine low maintenance costs with very high cycle life with little to no degradation over time, resulting in lifetimes measured in decades. All of these features make flywheels a very attractive option compared to other forms of energy storage, including batteries. Development and deployment of this energy recycling technology will reduce energy consumption during jet engine and stationary turbine development. By reengineering the current inefficient testing process, TDI will reduce risk and time to market of efficiency upgrades of gas turbines across the entire spectrum of applications. Once in place the results from this program will also help other US industries to utilize energy recycling technology to lower domestic energy use and see higher net energy efficiency. The prototype system and results will be used to seek additional resources to carry out full deployment of a system. Ultimately, this innovative technology is expected to be transferable to other testing applications involving energy-­?based cycling within the company as well as throughout the industry.

  2. PREDEPARTURE SAFETY BRIEFING INSTRUCTIONSPART I.

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    personnel under the age of 26 are reminded, before departure on leave, TDY, or PCS, of the hazards involving information, group briefing, etc. 6. Dispose of this IMT in accordance with AFMAN 37-139, Records Disposition THE APPLICABLE MODES OF TRANSPORTATION PRIVATE MOTOR VEHICLE AIRPLANE BUS TRAIN OTHER (Specify) DEPARTURE DATE

  3. Operational experience and maintenance programs of Transamerica Delaval, Inc., diesel generators

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    Rajan, J.R.

    1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Concerns regarding the reliability of large-bore, medium-speed diesel generators manufactured by Transamerica Delaval, Inc. (TDI) for application at domestic nuclear plants were first prompted by a crankshaft failure at Shoreham Nuclear Power Station in August 1983. A number of diesel generator components were identified which had potential deficiencies from a manufacturing and operational standpoint. In response to these problems, 11 (now 8) U.S. nuclear utility owners formed a TDI Diesel Generator Owners Group (Owners Group) to address operational and regulatory issues relative to diesel generator sets used for standby emergency power. The Owners` Group performed extensive design reviews of all key engine components and developed recommendations to be implemented by the individual owners concerning needed component replacements and modifications, component inspections to validate the {open_quotes}as-manufactured{close_quotes} and {open_quotes}as-assembled{close_quotes} quality of key engine components, engine testing, and an enhanced maintenance and surveillance program.

  4. Obtaining Disaster Assistance for Small Businesses and the Self-Employed

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    Brown, Pamela J.; Cavanagh, Joyce

    2005-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

    is www.tdi.state.tx.us. Replacing Lost Income Benefits for Disaster Unemployment Assis- tance (DUA) are available through the Texas Workforce Commission to persons (including the self-employed) who have lost all or part of their livelihood because... location. The number is 1-800-233-3405. Rebuilding the Business: What are the choices? Assess damage: Decide who will be responsible for assessing damage. That person should decide whether the facility is salvageable, whether lost or damaged equipment...

  5. Detailed study of N,N'-(diisopropylphenyl)- terrylene-3,4:11,12-bis(dicarboximide) as electron acceptor for solar cells application

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    Gorenflot, Julien; Baumann, Andreas; Rauh, Daniel; Vasilev, Aleksey; Li, Chen; Baumgarten, Martin; Deibel, Carsten; Dyakonov, Vladimir

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on terrylene-3,4:11,12-bis(dicarboximide) (TDI) as electron acceptor for bulk-heterojunction solar cells using poly(3-hexyl thiophene) (P3HT) as complementary donor component. Enhanced absorption was observed in the blend compared to pure P3HT. As shown by the very efficient photoluminescence (PL) quenching, the generated excitons are collected at the interface between the donor and acceptor, where they separate into charges which we detect by photoinduced absorption and electron-spin resonance (ESR). Time-of-flight (TOF) photoconductivity measurements reveal a good electron mobility of 10-3 cm2 V-1 s-1 in the blend. Nevertheless, the photocurrent in solar cells was found to be surprisingly low. Supported by the external quantum efficiency (EQE) spectrum as well as morphological studies by way of X-ray diffraction and atomic force microscopy, we explain our observation by the formation of a TDI hole blocking layer at the anode interface which prevents the efficiently generated charges to be extracte...

  6. ES&H development activities for the W89 warhead

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    Pretzel, C.W.

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) issues became an important design consideration during the development of the W89 warhead for the SRAM 11 (Short-Range Attack Missile) missile. An action plan was developed to handle these issues at all the production agencies and at both the system and the component level. The main thrust was in the area of solvent substitution, in particular for solder flux removal. The cleaner d-limonene followed by an isopropyl alcohol rinse was selected for applications were the traditional cleaners were 1,1,1 trichloroethane or trichloroethylene. Compatibility testing rather than efficacy testing dominated the development effort. In addition to other solvent substitution applications, organic materials that were free of toluene diisocynate (TDI), and methylene dianiline (MDA) were explored for use in the W89.

  7. Partially linear models with unit roots

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    Juhl, Ted P.; Xiao, Z. J.

    2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in the regression and consider Dy t H11005dy tH110021 H11001utH11001 ( jH110051 p p j Dy tH11002j H11001g~x t !H11001e t , (2.4) where t is a simple time trend+ In practice, ~2+4! would be used to test if a series has a unit root with a drift versus ~linear! trend... with these regressors+ Thus, corresponding to regression ~2+3!, z t H11005 ~y tH110021 , Dy tH110021 ,+++,Dy tH11002p ! ' ,gH11005~d,p 1 ,+++,p p ! H11477 ; and corresponding to regression ~2+4!, z t H11005~y tH110021 ,t,Dy tH110021 ,+++,Dy tH11002p ! H11477 ,gH11005~d...

  8. AVTA: Volkswagon Golf Diesel Start-Stop 2010 Testing Results

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    The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity carries out testing on a wide range of advanced vehicles and technologies on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road. These results provide benchmark data that researchers can use to develop technology models and guide future research and development. The following reports describe results of testing done on a 2010 Volkswagon Golf Diesel vehicle with stop-start technology. Baseline data, which provides a point of comparison for the other test results, was collected at two different research laboratories. Baseline and other data collected at Idaho National Laboratory is in the attached documents. Baseline and battery testing data collected at Argonne National Laboratory is available in summary and CSV form on the Argonne Downloadable Dynometer Database site (http://www.transportation.anl.gov/D3/2010_vw_golf_tdi_bluemotion.html). Taken together, these reports give an overall view of how this vehicle functions under extensive testing.

  9. A review of Geocorinae of the United States east of the 100th parallel (Hemiptera: lygaeidae)

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    Sweet, Janice Readio

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , Geocoris sonoraensis Van Duzeep G. BQ1 lt tht d, G. mt lt '1 -B, G. ~Std lt Elyb, 'dG~M'1 e tt h t ddd t y Ph dg. b< pl d Blebby, G. ~Mtt 1'N t BtR dg. ~ltt h dlN t d M dt p 1 tt . N typ d lg tdf G. ~td tdy), h. ~att (Say), G. bullatus (Say), and I... scudderi Stal Geocoris flavilineus Stal. d i p~pX St&. . . . Geocoris bullatus (Say) ~ d i. ~dt t St4. Geocoris jloridanus Blatchley s i s&1 s~ s i. si is Sddd id ~Mt i (S S). S ss i. thd tm Stk S i h dim t d S i h t i p. ~ S i ~lf. id' i Stk...

  10. REVIEW OF TRANSAMERICA DELAVAL INC. DIESEL GENERATOR OWNERS' GROUP ENGINE REQUALIFICATION PROGRAM

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    Berlinger, C. H.

    1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In December 1983, 13 nuclear utilities that own TDI diesel generators formally established an Owners• Group to address concerns regarding the reliability and operability of these engines. The Owners' Group program for engine requalification consisted of four major elements: 1) resolution of known problems with potentially generic implications, 2) a design review and quality revalidation (DR/QR) effort aimed at identifying and correcting potential problems with the important engine components, 3) expanded engine testing and inspection, and 4) enhanced engine maintenance and surveillance (M/S) to maintain the qualification of the diesel engines for the lifetime of the nuclear plants that they service. In providing technical support to NRC, the PNL project staff, assisted by a number of diesel engine consultants, focused on the four major elements of the Owners' Group engine requalification program, addressing both generic and plant-specific areas.

  11. Biodiesel Impact on Engine Lubricant Dilution During Active Regeneration of Aftertreatment Systems

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    He, X.; Williams, A.; Christensen, E.; Burton, J.; McCormick, R.

    2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Experiments were conducted with ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) and 20% biodiesel blends (B20) to compare lube oil dilution levels and lubricant properties for systems using late in-cylinder fuel injection for aftertreatment regeneration. Lube oil dilution was measured by gas chromatography (GC) following ASTM method D3524 to measure diesel content, by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometry following a modified ASTM method D7371 to measure biodiesel content, and by a newly developed back-flush GC method that simultaneously measures both diesel and biodiesel. Heavy-duty (HD) engine testing was conducted on a 2008 6.7L Cummins ISB equipped with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and diesel particle filter (DPF). Stage one of engine testing consisted of 10 consecutive repeats of a forced DPF regeneration event. This continuous operation with late in-cylinder fuel injection served as a method to accelerate lube-oil dilution. Stage two consisted of 16 hours of normal engine operation over a transient test cycle, which created an opportunity for any accumulated fuel in the oil sump to evaporate. Light duty (LD) vehicle testing was conducted on a 2010 VW Jetta equipped with DOC, DPF and a NOx storage catalyst (NSC). Vehicle testing comprised approximately 4,000 miles of operation on a mileage-accumulation dynamometer (MAD) using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Highway Fuel Economy Cycle because of the relatively low engine oil and exhaust temperatures, and high DPF regeneration frequency of this cycle relative to other cycles examined. Comparison of the lube oil dilution analysis methods suggests that D3524 does not measure dilution by biodiesel. The new back-flush GC method provided analysis for both diesel and biodiesel, in a shorter time and with lower detection limit. Thus all lube oil dilution results in this paper are based on this method. Analysis of the HD lube-oil samples showed only 1.5% to 1.6% fuel dilution for both fuels during continuous operation under DPF regeneration events. During the second stage of HD testing, the ULSD lube-oil dilution levels fell from 1.5% to 0.8%, while for B20, lube-oil dilution levels fell from 1.6% to 1.0%, but the fuel in the oil was 36% biodiesel. For the LD vehicle tests, the frequency of DPF regeneration events was observed to be the same for both ULSD and B20. No significant difference between the two fuels' estimated soot loading was detected by the engine control unit (ECU), although a 23% slower rate of increase in differential pressure across DPF was observed with B20. It appears that the ECU estimated soot loading is based on the engine map, not taking advantage of the lower engine-out particulate matter from the use of biodiesel. After 4,000 miles of LD vehicle operation with ULSD, fuel dilution in the lube-oil samples showed total dilution levels of 4.1% diesel. After 4,000 miles of operation with B20, total fuel in oil dilution levels were 6.7% consisting of 3.6% diesel fuel and 3.1% biodiesel. Extrapolation to the 10,000-mile oil drain interval with B20 suggests that the total fuel content in the oil could reach 12%, compared to 5% for operation on ULSD. Analysis of the oil samples also included measurement of total acid number, total base number, viscosity, soot, metals and wear scar; however, little difference in these parameters was noted.

  12. Ultra High p-doping Material Research for GaN Based Light Emitters

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    Vladimir Dmitriev

    2007-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The main goal of the Project is to investigate doping mechanisms in p-type GaN and AlGaN and controllably fabricate ultra high doped p-GaN materials and epitaxial structures. Highly doped p-type GaN-based materials with low electrical resistivity and abrupt doping profiles are of great importance for efficient light emitters for solid state lighting (SSL) applications. Cost-effective hydride vapor phase epitaxial (HVPE) technology was proposed to investigate and develop p-GaN materials for SSL. High p-type doping is required to improve (i) carrier injection efficiency in light emitting p-n junctions that will result in increasing of light emitting efficiency, (ii) current spreading in light emitting structures that will improve external quantum efficiency, and (iii) parameters of Ohmic contacts to reduce operating voltage and tolerate higher forward currents needed for the high output power operation of light emitters. Highly doped p-type GaN layers and AlGaN/GaN heterostructures with low electrical resistivity will lead to novel device and contact metallization designs for high-power high efficiency GaN-based light emitters. Overall, highly doped p-GaN is a key element to develop light emitting devices for the DOE SSL program. The project was focused on material research for highly doped p-type GaN materials and device structures for applications in high performance light emitters for general illumination P-GaN and p-AlGaN layers and multi-layer structures were grown by HVPE and investigated in terms of surface morphology and structure, doping concentrations and profiles, optical, electrical, and structural properties. Tasks of the project were successfully accomplished. Highly doped GaN materials with p-type conductivity were fabricated. As-grown GaN layers had concentration N{sub a}-N{sub d} as high as 3 x 10{sup 19} cm{sup -3}. Mechanisms of doping were investigated and results of material studies were reported at several International conferences providing better understanding of p-type GaN formation for Solid State Lighting community. Grown p-type GaN layers were used as substrates for blue and green InGaN-based LEDs made by HVPE technology at TDI. These results proved proposed technical approach and facilitate fabrication of highly conductive p-GaN materials by low-cost HVPE technology for solid state lighting applications. TDI has started the commercialization of p-GaN epitaxial materials.

  13. Organotin intake through fish consumption in Finland

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    Airaksinen, Riikka, E-mail: Riikka.Airaksinen@thl.fi [National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Environmental Health, P.O. Box 95, FI-70701 Kuopio (Finland)] [National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Environmental Health, P.O. Box 95, FI-70701 Kuopio (Finland); Rantakokko, Panu; Turunen, Anu W.; Vartiainen, Terttu [National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Environmental Health, P.O. Box 95, FI-70701 Kuopio (Finland)] [National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Environmental Health, P.O. Box 95, FI-70701 Kuopio (Finland); Vuorinen, Pekka J.; Lappalainen, Antti; Vihervuori, Aune [Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute, Helsinki (Finland)] [Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute, Helsinki (Finland); Mannio, Jaakko [Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki (Finland)] [Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki (Finland); Hallikainen, Anja [Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira, Helsinki (Finland)] [Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira, Helsinki (Finland)

    2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Background: Organotin compounds (OTCs) are a large class of synthetic chemicals with widely varying properties. Due to their potential adverse health effects, their use has been restricted in many countries. Humans are exposed to OTCs mostly through fish consumption. Objectives: The aim of this study was to describe OTC exposure through fish consumption and to assess the associated potential health risks in a Finnish population. Methods: An extensive sampling of Finnish domestic fish was carried out in the Baltic Sea and freshwater areas in 2005-2007. In addition, samples of imported seafood were collected in 2008. The chemical analysis was performed in an accredited testing laboratory during 2005-2008. Average daily intake of the sum of dibutyltin (DBT), tributyltin (TBT), triphenyltin (TPhT) and dioctyltin (DOT) ({Sigma}OTCs) for the Finnish population was calculated on the basis of the measured concentrations and fish consumption rates. Results: The average daily intake of {Sigma}OTCs through fish consumption was 3.2 ng/kg bw day{sup -1}, which is 1.3% from the Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) of 250 ng/kg bw day{sup -1} set by the European Food Safety Authority. In total, domestic wild fish accounted for 61% of the {Sigma}OTC intake, while the intake through domestic farmed fish was 4.0% and the intake through imported fish was 35%. The most important species were domestic perch and imported salmon and rainbow trout. Conclusions: The Finnish consumers are not likely to exceed the threshold level for adverse health effects due to OTC intake through fish consumption.

  14. Towards breaking the silence between the two cultures: Engineering and the other humanities

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    Prausnitz, John M.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the years, I have attended numerous meetings like this one at the Center for the Study of Higher Education. I have noticed that most of the attendees, and certainly the speakers, tend to come from the social sciences or humanities. Only rarely do I see anyone here from Berkeley's College of Chemistry or College of Engineering. I come from the College of Chemistry that includes Berkeley's Department of Chemical Engineering. I mention this background to indicate that my remarks here are necessarily less abstract, less theoretical and less philosophical than those of most previous seminar speakers. My remarks are probably somewhat simplistic because, as a result of my engineering background, I tend to focus less on generalities and principles, giving more attention to possible solutions of limited practical problems. About seven weeks ago, I was invited to attend a conference sponsored by the Berlin Academy of Sciences where ''Sciences'' is not confined to natural sciences but includes also humanities and social sciences. The topic of the Conference was ''Sprachlosigkeit'', a German word that roughly translated means inability to speak. The subtitle was ''Silence Between the Disciplines''. The German universities are worried about the increasing gulf between what is often called ''the two cultures''. This gulf is a problem everywhere, including Berkeley, but it is my impression that it is much worse in Europe than in America. The International Conference in Berlin was attended by some big names including the presidents of the Humboldt University in Berlin, the University of Uppsala in Sweden and the Central European University of Budapest, as well as some distinguished academics from a variety of institutions including Harvard and Stanford, and the presidents of three major funding organizations: The Volkswagen Foundation, The German National Science Foundation and the Max Planck Society. The speakers were primarily from the humanities and social sciences but there also were two physicists, two biologists and one mathematician. I was the only speaker from Engineering. Following Karl Pister's generous invitation to present a seminar here, I would like to tell you in a severely revised form some of what I tried to say at the Conference in Berlin. When talking to colleagues in the Humanities and Social Sciences, one of my most difficult tasks is to persuade them that those who practice science and engineering are not confined to cold logic and bloodless experiments but that instead, science and engineering is a human enterprise, subject to all the paradoxes, inconsistencies and aesthetic judgments that characterize the human condition. When scientists and engineers are at their best, they suffer the same frustrations, self-doubt, and delights common to artists or novelists or literary critics, or to anyone who creates to extend knowledge and awareness. Like all other members of a university, scientists and engineers strive to make a better world; in participating in this common activity, they necessarily operate within the borders set by our common human nature. I stress this common activity and this common purpose because ultimately, it is this commonality that provides the only sound basis for overcoming the alienation, this Sprachlosigkeit, that under another name, is known as the silence between the cultures. I can best illustrate what I have just tried to say with a quotation and a cartoon. The quotation is a famous one, from Theodor Adorno: ''The most successful artistic creations are those that are lucky at their most dubious places''. Adorno was referring to painting, sculpture, literature and especially to music. However, what he said also holds for science and engineering. All students of history know that without occasional miracles, there would be little progress. Along with all the other humanities, sciences and engineering could not succeed without them. I would like to discuss three topics and again, I want to apologize for my simplistic views. (1) Two structural reasons that contribute to poor communicatio

  15. Fuel Efficient Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Modeling and Development

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    Stewart, Mark L.; Gallant, Thomas R.; Kim, Do Heui; Maupin, Gary D.; Zelenyuk, Alla

    2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The project described in this report seeks to promote effective diesel particulate filter technology with minimum fuel penalty by enhancing fundamental understanding of filtration mechanisms through targeted experiments and computer simulations. The overall backpressure of a filtration system depends upon complex interactions of particulate matter and ash with the microscopic pores in filter media. Better characterization of these phenomena is essential for exhaust system optimization. The acicular mullite (ACM) diesel particulate filter substrate is under continuing development by Dow Automotive. ACM is made up of long mullite crystals which intersect to form filter wall framework and protrude from the wall surface into the DPF channels. ACM filters have been demonstrated to effectively remove diesel exhaust particles while maintaining relatively low backpressure. Modeling approaches developed for more conventional ceramic filter materials, such as silicon carbide and cordierite, have been difficult to apply to ACM because of properties arising from its unique microstructure. Penetration of soot into the high-porosity region of projecting crystal structures leads to a somewhat extended depth filtration mode, but with less dramatic increases in pressure drop than are normally observed during depth filtration in cordierite or silicon carbide filters. Another consequence is greater contact between the soot and solid surfaces, which may enhance the action of some catalyst coatings in filter regeneration. The projecting crystals appear to provide a two-fold benefit for maintaining low backpressures during filter loading: they help prevent soot from being forced into the throats of pores in the lower porosity region of the filter wall, and they also tend to support the forming filter cake, resulting in lower average cake density and higher permeability. Other simulations suggest that soot deposits may also tend to form at the tips of projecting crystals due to the axial velocity component of exhaust moving down the filter inlet channel. Soot mass collected in this way would have a smaller impact on backpressure than soot forced into the flow restrictions deeper in the porous wall structure. This project has focused on the development of computational, analytical, and experimental techniques that are generally applicable to a wide variety of exhaust aftertreatment technologies. By helping to develop improved fundamental understanding pore-scale phenomena affecting filtration, soot oxidation, and NOX abatement, this cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) has also assisted Dow Automotive in continuing development and commercialization of the ACM filter substrate. Over the course of this research project, ACM filters were successfully deployed on the Audi R10 TDI racecar which won the 24 Hours of LeMans endurance race in 2006, 2007, and 2008; and the 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race in 2006 and 2007. It would not have been possible for the R10 to compete in these traditionally gasoline-dominated events without reliable and effective exhaust particulate filtration. These successes demonstrated not only the performance of automotive diesel engines, but the efficacy of DPF technology as it was being deployed around the world to meet new emissions standards on consumer vehicles. During the course of this CRADA project, Dow Automotive commercialized their ACM DPF technology under the AERIFYTM DPF brand.