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  1. Exploration Of Activity Measurements And Equilibrium Checks For Sediment Dating Using Thick-Window Germanium Detectors

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    Warner, Jacob A.; Gladkis, Laura G.; Timmers, Heiko; Fitzsimmons, Kathryn E.; Reynolds, Eva M.

    2011-06-01

    Activity measurements on sediment samples for trapped-charge geological dating using gamma-ray spectroscopy are an important verification of the field-site dose rate determination. Furthermore gamma-ray spectroscopy can check if the natural decay series are in secular equilibrium which is a crucial assumption in such dating. Typically the activities of leading members of the Thorium and Uranium decay series are measured, which requires Germanium detectors with thin windows and good energy resolution in order to effectively detect the associated low energy gamma-rays. Such equipment is not always readily available. The potential of conventional Germanium detectors with thick entrance window has been explored towards routine gamma-ray spectroscopy of sediment samples using higher energy gamma-rays. Alternative isotopes, such as Ac-228 and Pb-212 for the Thorium series, and Pa-234m, Ra-226 and Bi-214 for the Uranium series, have been measured in order to determine the mass-specific activity for the respective series and possibly provide a check of secular equilibrium. In addition to measurements of the K-40 activity, with the alternative approach, the activities of both decay series can be accurately determined. The secular equilibrium condition may be tested for the Thorium series. Measurement accuracy for Pa-234m is, however, not sufficient to permit also a reliable check of equilibrium for the Uranium series.

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    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    36 DATE: April 23, 2012 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director, Policy Division Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy Office of Procurement and Assistance Management...

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    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    POLICY FLASH 2013-45 DATE: April 16, 2013 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division Office of Policy Office of Acquisition and ...

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    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    61 DATE: June 19, 2013 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director Policy Division Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy Office of Acquisition and Project Management SUBJECT: ...

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    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 DATE: April 10, 2014 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division Office of Policy Office of Acquisition and Project Management ...

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    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1 DATE: March 10, 2014 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division Office of Policy Office of Acquisition and Project Management ...

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    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3-12 DATE: December 7, 2012 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division Office of Policy Office of Acquisition and Project Management ...

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    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4-35 DATE: July 09, 2014 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division Office of Policy Office of Acquisition and Project Management ...

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    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    DATE: February 1, 2012 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director, Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy Office of Procurement and Assistance Management SUBJECT: Acquisition...

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    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    38 DATE: May 03, 2012 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director, Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division Office of Policy Office of Procurement and Assistance Management...

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    0 By Julia Raymer at 7:58 am, Nov 05, 2013 Nov 05, 2013 DATE: of 1 RPP-RPT-54981, Revision 0 i Table of Contents 1. Summary .................................................................................................................................. 1 2. Introduction ............................................................................................................................. 3 3. Discussion

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    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    -RL5- DATE: September 13, 1990 TO: Alexander Williams (w 39 fusrap6 I FROM: Ed Mitchellzm SUBJECT: Elimination Recommendation for American Machine and Foundry in New York City The...

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    4 SECTION A. Project Title: Characterization of Fluidized Beds via Pressure Fluctuation Analysis SECTION B. Project Description: The purpose of this work is to conduct research using pressure as a measure of performance for fluidized beds (spouted, bubbling, or slugging) at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES). The approach to this research activity consists of two main tasks: 1. Sieving the bed media with a motorized sieve shaker - sintered aluminosilicate spheres (used in the

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    7 SECTION A. Project Title: Research and teaching equipment for nuclear materials characterization SECTION B. Project Description The proposal to upgrade the UC Berkeley teaching and research laboratory's to enhance the understanding of mechanical and physical properties of nuclear materials on all length scales. Purchasing state-of-the-art equipment dedicate to be used on active materials allows to investigate reactor and ion beam irradiated materials to enhance accelerated materials testing

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    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    2-22 DATE: February 1, 2012 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director, Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy Office of Procurement and Assistance Management SUBJECT: Acquisition Letter AL 2012-07/Financial Acquisition Letter FAL 2012-01 Congressional Notification of Pending Award of a Contract Action, Announcement of Selected Applications for Negotiation of Financial Assistance Awards, or to Award a Financial Assistance Action in Excess of $1 Million SUMMARY: AL 2012-07/FAL 2012-01 (AL/FAL)

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED: 1. The Schedule Scheduling Order is stayed pending execution of a settlement agreement and stipulated final order. Dated: ~ /,/ .,2015 Christopher T. Saucedo Hearing Officer 3 Complainant, v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, and NUCLEAR WASTE PARTNERSHIP, LLC, Respondents. No. HWB 14-21 (CO) CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that a copy of the STIPULATED JOINT MOTION TO STAY THE SCHEDULING ORDER has been sent electronically to the following on May

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    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    a? ,itbd States Government memorandum Department of Energy DATE: APR 15 893 REPLY TO EM-421 (W. Williams, 903-8149) ATTN OF: Authorization for Remedial Action at the Former Associate Aircraft Site in SUBJECT: Fairfield, Ohio TO: W. Seay, DOE Oak Ridge Field Office The former Associate Aircraft Tool and Manufacturing, Inc., site at 3660 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, Ohio, is designated for remedial action under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). Force Control Industries is

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    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    POLICY FLASH 2014-35 DATE: July 09, 2014 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division Office of Policy Office of Acquisition and Project Management SUBJECT: Rescission of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Reporting Requirements. SUMMARY: Financial Assistance Letter (FAL) 2014-xx provides COs with: 1) notice of the recession of the reporting requirements for recipients of ARRA funds in accordance with the recently passed P.L. 113- 76,

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    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ______ This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. EERE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI. Supporting Clean Energy Start-ups: Industry and Investment Partnerships for Scaling Innovation DATE: October 19,

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Template Revised: 6/12/2014 Template Reviewed: 6/12/2014 Operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by Sandia Corporation P.O. Box 5800 MS-1461 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-1461 Date Contractor Name Address Attention: Based on our earlier discussions, the Contract Audit Department at Sandia Corporation, which operates Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) will audit costs incurred through your fiscal year ending XXXXXX on the following contracts placed with your company: Contract(s) Type of

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    2-003 SECTION A. Project Title: CPP-684 - Remote Analytical Laboratory Facility Modifications SECTION B. Project Description The proposed activities are intended to render CPP-684 Remote Analytical Laboratory (RAL) as a limited access area by removing existing operational functions that are currently performed in the facility. In general, the activities will involve (1) removing the need for building heat and overall reduction of power consumption; (2) converting the existing fire protection

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    4-001 SECTION A. Project Title: INL - Idaho Completion Project Environmental and Regulatory Services Activities SECTION B. Project Description The proposed action addresses the site-wide sampling and monitoring and waste characterization sampling programs that support the Idaho Completion Project (ICP) operations. Actions include:  groundwater monitoring,  day-to-day monitoring activities (i.e., measurement of liquid or gaseous effluents for purposes of characterizing and quantifying

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    4 SECTION A. Project Title: Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) Infrastructure Upgrades - Technical Support Building SECTION B. Project Description: Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) Infrastructure Upgrades - General The number of researchers and operators at the Materials and Fuels Complex has significantly increased, and is projected to increase further in the future to support the expanding research activities at the facility. These activities will require infrastructure upgrades (office space,

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    5 SECTION A. Project Title: Materials and Fuel Complex (MFC) Infrastructure Upgrades: Modular Office Units SECTION B. Project Description: MFC Infrastructure Upgrades - General The number of researchers and operators at MFC has significantly increased, and is projected to increase further in the future to support the expanding research activities at the facility. These activities will require Infrastructure upgrades (office space, potable water, wastewater treatment, communications, etc.) to

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    6 SECTION A. Project Title: Equipment for Education, Training, and Research in Advanced Instrumentation for Fluoride Salt Cooled High-Temperature Reactors (FHRs) at The Ohio State University SECTION B. Project Description Ohio State University proposes to purchase and install the equipment necessary to develop and benchmark a non-invasive velocity measurement technique for salt based on short-lived activation products decay, a Fourier Transform Infrared spectrometer to measure the optical

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    6 SECTION A. Project Title: Online Monitoring System for Concrete Structures Affected by Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) - University of Nebraska, Lincoln SECTION B. Project Description The University of Nebraska, in collaboration with the University of Alabama, proposes to develop and employ two highly sensitive active and passive stress wave sensing techniques and advanced signal processing algorithms to monitor and quantify alkali-silica reaction-induced microcracking damage in concrete. SECTION

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    3 SECTION A. Project Title: Upgrade of the MIT Research Reactor's Post Irradiation Examination (PIE) Capabilities - Massachusetts Institute of Technology SECTION B. Project Description The Massachusetts Institute of Technology proposes to purchase and install sample sectioning and polishing equipment and optical and electon microscopes to improve the MIT Research Reactor post-irradiation examination facilities. This will provide for preparation and initial characterization of activated materials

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    3 SECTION A. Project Title: INL - Site Wide Well Abandonment Activities SECTION B. Project Description The proposed action will abandon inactive wells and injection wells at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site. Wells and injection wells will be abandoned as per MCP-1442, MCP-3480 and the Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) requirements, as applicable. The wells to be abandoned are located both within the INL facility boundaries and outside of the INL facility boundaries. The proposed

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    WAI will provide ecological support to DOE-ID for land and wildlife management issues. WAI ... WaterWell Use - Use of waterwell is concurrent with the Experimental Field Station. Work ...

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    02 SECTION A. Project Title: INL - Off-Road ATV Use In Support of Engineering Surveys SECTION B. Project Description The proposed action will allow for off-road ATV use near T-24 and T-25 at the Idaho National Laboratory Site. The ATV(s) will be used to survey in support of engineering design for a proposed upgraded haul road within the INL Site. Currently, an Environmental Assessment is being prepared to address upgrading either T-24 or T-25 to establish a site transportation route for the

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    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    by Altrachem, Inc., phone number 726-8659. The structure is multi-story (high bay) and is in fairly poor condition, but it appears a portion of it is used for office space. ...

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... two components (aluminum and chromium) met ... RPP-40149-VOL2, Rev. 2 9-2 5. Conduct studies to ... use for WFD operations 8. Update the operating scenario and process strategy, if ...

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    09 SECTION A. Project Title: High Temperature Melt Solution Calorimeter: The Thermodynamic Characterization of Oxides n Nuclear Energy - Clemson University SECTION B. Project Description Clemson University proposes to purchase a High Temperature Melt Calorimeter that will support ongoing work to advance the fundamental understanding of high-temperature ceramic materials used in nuclear energy applications through the use of melt solution calorimetry resulting in uniquely determined experimental

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    5 SECTION A. Project Title: Nuclear Materials Science and Instrumentation Research Infrastructure Upgrade at Pennsylvania State University SECTION B. Project Description Pennsylvania State University proposes to purchase and install an inductively coupled plasma - atomic emission spectrometer (ICP- AES), glass melting furnace and crucible, and data acquisition system for use in research and education. SECTION C. Environmental Aspects / Potential Sources of Impact Chemical Use/Storage / Chemical

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    2 SECTION A. Project Title: CFA-16-12043: Using Radioiodine Speciation to Address Environmental Remediation and Waste Stream Sequestration Problems at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and a DOE Site, MS-EM-1: Radioactive Waste Management - Texas A&M University - Galveston SECTION B. Project Description Texas A&M University - Galveston proposes to 1) measure radioiodine speciation to provide information that will be used in the development of species-specific stabilization

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    5 SECTION A. Project Title: Cask Mis-Loads Evaluation Techniques SECTION B. Project Description The main objective of this project is to develop a probabilistically-informed methodology, which involves innovative non- destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques, to determine the extent of potential damage or degradation of internal components of used nuclear fuel canisters/casks during normal conditions of transport or Hypothetical accident conditions. The University of Houston will use NDE based on

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    4 SECTION A. Project Title: Understand the Phase Transformation of Thermally Aged and Neutron Irradiated Duplex Stainless Steels Used in LWRs - University of Florida SECTION B. Project Description The University of Florida, in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), proposes to use the capability of the high energy X-ray MRCAT facility at ANL, including X-ray diffraction (XRD), Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Specroscopy (EXAFS) and in-situ tensile testing with wide angle

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    3 SECTION A. Project Title: Microstructure Experiments-Enabled MARMOT Simulations of SiC/SiC-based Accident Tolerant Nuclear Fuel System - North Carolina State University SECTION B. Project Description North Carolina State University proposes to characterize steam attack, hydrothermal corrosion, and radiation swelling of SiC/SiC composites-based accident tolerant fuel (ATF) using a combination of experiments, microstructure evaluation and phase-field simulations using MARMO - a MOOSE-based code.

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    CX Posting No.: DOE-ID-INL-10-008 SECTION A. Project Title: Maintenance and Modification of Well TRA-08 SECTION B. Project Description: TRA-08, a groundwater monitoring well located approximately 1.5 miles south of the ATR Complex was drilled and constructed in 1990. The well is currently used as a groundwater monitoring compliance point for the ATR Complex Cold Waste Pond Industrial Wastewater Reuse Permit (IWRP). It is also used for CERCLA groundwater monitoring by CWI. Over the life of the

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    8 SECTION A. Project Title: Full-field Temperature and Strain Measurements at Extreme Temperatures - Utah State University SECTION B. Project Description Utah State University proposes to purchase and install a multi-camera system for recording simultaneous full-field temperature and strain measurements for thermos-mechanically loaded nuclear materials under extreme environments. SECTION C. Environmental Aspects / Potential Sources of Impact The action consists of purchasing equipment to be used

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    0 SECTION A. Project Title: Enhance Nuclear Education and Training at Aiken Technical College SECTION B. Project Description Aiken Technical College proposes to purchase and install a flow loop trainer to educate and train students for careers in the nuclear industry. SECTION C. Environmental Aspects / Potential Sources of Impact Chemical Use/Storage / Chemical Waste Disposal - No waste is generated during the manufacturing process, however each machine is equipped with a closed loop system

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    4 SECTION A. Project Title: In situ Raman Spectroscopy to Enhance Nuclear Materials Research and Education - University of Nevada Reno SECTION B. Project Description The University of Nevada Reno proposes to purchase and install a Raman Spectrometer on the existing water loop for in situ analysis of materials to be used to characterize the surface chemistry of various alloys, understand the effect of mechanical stress on corrosion behavior of alloys, and improve nuclear education at UNR. SECTION

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    7 SECTION A. Project Title: Impact Test Machine for Nuclear Containment Research - University of Houston SECTION B. Project Description The University of Houston proposes to upgrade the university's Universal Element Tester with an Impact Test Machine to advance the study on impact and shear behavior of the nuclear containment structure. SECTION C. Environmental Aspects / Potential Sources of Impact The action consists of purchasing equipment to be used in research and teaching. The action would

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    4 SECTION A. Project Title: CFA-16-10285: Tribological Damage Mechanisms from Experiments and Validated Simulations of Alloy 800H and Inconel 617 in a Simulated HTGR/VHTR Helium Environment - Purdue University SECTION B. Project Description Purdue University proposes to perform a series of tribological experiments on Alloy 800H and Inconel 617 in a simulated He environment with controlled concentrations of gaseous species follow by microstructure characterization using electron microscopy,

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    8 SECTION A. Project Title: Feasibility of Combined Ion-Neutron Irradiation for Accessing High Dose Levels - University of Michigan SECTION B. Project Description The University of Michigan, in collaboration with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), proposes to assess the feasibility of re-irradiating existing neutron irradiated alloys 304SS and 316SS to high dose levels using ion irradiation, for the purpose of achieving microstructures that represent those from reactor irradiation to

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    2 SECTION A. Project Title: An Integrated Multiscale Experimental-Numerical Analysis on Reconsolidation of Salt-Clay Mixture for Disposal of Heat-Generating Waste - Columbia University SECTION B. Project Description Columbia University, in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratory, proposes to improve the understanding of the thermal- hydrological-mechanical-chemical (THMC) coupling effect on the reconsolidation of granular salt-clay mixture used for the seal systems of shafts and drifts in

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    5 SECTION A. Project Title: Calorimeter for Nuclear Energy Teaching and Research - Washington State University SECTION B. Project Description Washington State University proposes to purchase and setup a new calorimeter for use with radioactive material at the university. The project would improve the capability of the university's Department of Chemistry for nuclear-related teaching and research. SECTION C. Environmental Aspects / Potential Sources of Impact The action consists of purchasing

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    2 SECTION A. Project Title: A Computational-Experimental Study to Simulate Mixing and Thermal Stratification in SFRs - Kansas State University SECTION B. Project Description Kansas State University, in collaboration with the University of Illinois and Argonne National Laboratory, proposes to use thermographic imaging and Ultrasonic Doppler Velocimetry techniques to generate high fidelity thermal stratification and flow field data under various geometric and physical conditions for scaled modes

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    8 SECTION A. Project Title: Earth Abundant High Temperature Materials for Radiological Power Conversion System SECTION B. Project Description The project consists of performing research and development using earth abundant elements to increase efficiencies to 20-30% through solid state alloying and composites of high temperature materials, thereby improving thermoelectric generator system performance without the need to invest in a single-purpose supply chain. Earth abundant high temperature

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    7 SECTION A. Project Title: A Science Based Approach for Selecting Dopants in FCCI-Resistant Metallic Fuel Systems SECTION B. Project Description The goal of this project is to identify minor alloying additions (dopants) for minimizing or eliminating the effect of fuel cladding chemical interactions (FCCI) in fast reactor metallic fuels. The proposed program combines the following research tasks: i) Selection of dopant elements based on using electronic structure calculated thermokinetic and

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    0 SECTION A. Project Title: Self-powered Wireless Through-wall Data Communication for Nuclear Environments SECTION B. Project Description The proposed action consists of developing and demonstrating an enabling technology for the data communications for nuclear reactors and fuel cycle facilities using radiation and thermal energy harvesters, through-wall ultrasound communication, and harsh environment electronics. Specifically, the consist of three actions: (1) Directly harvest electrical energy

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    3 SECTION A. Project Title: Microstructure, Thermal, and Mechanical Properties Relationships in U and UZr Alloys SECTION B. Project Description The proposed research will use the state-of-the-art, 3D, synchrotron-based characterization techniques, novel techniques that couple thermal and mechanical properties, existing experimental facilities, and complementary multiscale modeling to evaluate microstructure-properties relationships (both thermal and mechanical) in U and UZr alloys that have been

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    1 SECTION A. Project Title: Experimental and Computational Studies of NEAMS Pebble Bed Reactors - Texas A&M University SECTION B. Project Description Texas A&M University proposes to perform a coordinated experimental and computational effort to quantitatively map the full-field 3-D velocity and temperature fields in the interstitial spaces within a pebble bed. The project will measure in-situ velocity and temperature distributions within a pebble bed flow system using state-of-the-art

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    2 SECTION A. Project Title: Mobile Manipulation and Survey System for H-Canyon and Other Applications Across the DOE Complex - University of Texas SECTION B. Project Description The University of Texas, in collaboration with the University of Florida, Florida International University, AREVA, and Savannah River National Laboratory, proposes to develop a hybrid mobile platform capable of maneuvering using wheels, treads or articulated legs to perform inspections and collect data in the H-Canyon

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    3 SECTION A. Project Title: ISU AGN-201 Reactor Safety Channels Upgrade - Idaho State University SECTION B. Project Description This project is to replace the aging (and obsolete) detectors necessary for the operation of the AGN-201 research reactor at Idaho State University. The reactor is used by both faculty and students at ISU for the purposed of education, research and training. Currently, three antiquated BF3 filled radiation detectors serve the reactor safety channels. BF3 detectors are

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    4 SECTION A. Project Title: In Situ Raman Spectroscopy for Determining Actinide Speciation and Concentration - University of Nevada, Reno SECTION B. Project Description The University of Nevada, Reno proposes to investigate the ability of in situ Raman spectroscopy to determine the composition of the electrolyte in the electrorefiner by characterizing the Raman spectrum of lanthanides in molten LiCl-KCl-UCl3. Furthermore, it will evaluate the use of the technique in real time while the U metal

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    7 SECTION A. Project Title: Enhancement of EM Pump Performance Through Modeling and Testing - University of Wisconsin SECTION B. Project Description The University of Wisconsin proposes to develop empirical and computer generated data to accurately predict or minimize end effects in new electromagnetic (EM) pumps. For this project, experimental data will be obtained using novel local velocity, temperature, and three-dimensional magnetic field assessment instruments. The techniques involved for

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    6 SECTION A. Project Title: Advanced Electrochemical Separations of Actinide/Fission Products via the Control of Nucleation and Growth of Electrodeposits - University of Idaho SECTION B. Project Description The University of Idaho proposes to find ways to preclude the formation of electrodeposits with dendritic morphology for use in the pyrochemical reprocessing of spent nuclear fuels. The objectives of the proposed research are to: 1. Study the morphology (nucleation and growth) of

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    7 SECTION A. Project Title: Irradiation Performance Testing of Specimens Produced by Commercially Available Additive Manufacturing Techniques - Colorado School of Mines SECTION B. Project Description The Colorado School of Mines, in collaboration with the Idaho National Laboratory, proposes to collect first-ever irradiation performance data for stainless steel and Inconel specimens produced using a range of commercially available additive manufacturing techniques. The University will conduct

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    0 SECTION A. Project Title: Test Reactor Cask Implementation. SECTION B. Project Description: This proposed action is a process and facility modification. Background / Purpose & Need The Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) uses the Naval Reactors (NR) Casks to transport test trains between the Naval Reactors Facility (NRF) Expended Core Facility and the ATR. The Naval Reactor (NR) Casks, however, are approaching the end of their design life. In 1997, Bettis initiated a contract for construction of

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    4-017 SECTION A. Project Title: Test Reactor Area (TRA)-653 Conference Room Modifications SECTION B. Project Description: The Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) Maintenance Shop, building Test Reactor Area (TRA)-653, located at the ATR Complex, has an upstairs conference room capable of being used as one large conference room or can be split into two conference rooms by a sliding curtain divider. The current configuration causes meeting interruptions due to the one available door limiting personnel

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Environmental Checklist Page 1 of 1 CX Posting No.: DOE-ID-INL-14-021 SECTION A. Project Description: Remote Closure Switch for Test Reactor Area (TRA)-786 Output Breaker SECTION B. Project Description: . The TRA-786 diesel generator output breaker has a high arc flash calculation that requires the operator to use heavy, cumbersome personal protective equipment (PPE) when closing the breaker. This breaker is located in the doorway of a trailer that is approximately 5 feet off the ground. There

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    1 SECTION A. Project Title: CFA-696 Power and Plumbing Upgrades SECTION B. Project Description: There is insufficient electrical power in the East Bay and the West Bay of the Central Facility Area (CFA) Transportation Complex to allow the craftsmen to fully utilize the available floor space without the use of extension cords. Additionally, a new hydraulic hose clamper is to be installed in the Parts Room and it needs a dedicated 30A power supply. The craftsmen also need another wash sink in the

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    7 SECTION A. Project Title: TRA-609 Compressed Air System Drain Line Modification and Valve Replacement SECTION B. Project Description: Due to periods of insufficient water flow to the sewer ponds, the clay liners in the ponds can dry out and crack. This proposed action is to add an additional drain line, which will allow clean well water that has been used to cool compressors to then be drained into the sewer system ponds during low flow periods in order to maintain a higher, more consistent

  5. Dating of major normal fault systems using thermochronology-...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Dating of major normal fault systems using thermochronology- An example from the Raft River detachment, Basin and Range, western United States Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI...

  6. Property:ExpActivityDate | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    started or year of activity. Subproperties This property has the following 1 subproperty: M Micro-Earthquake At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (FURUMOTO, 1976) Pages using the...

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    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Date Jump to: navigation, search Properties of type "Date" Showing 48 properties using this type. A Property:ASHRAE 169 End Date Property:ASHRAE 169 Start Date B Property:Building...

  8. MEMORANDUM TO: FILE DATE-

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    ... to replace the statement "A Conmission Policy for Leasing Commission-Controlled Mining Properties," dated June 20, 1949. Upon your approval, we will use this statement to in ...

  9. Dating the Vinland Map

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2013-07-17

    Scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory, the University of Arizona, and the Smithsonian Institution used carbon-dating technology to determine the age of a controversial parchment that might be the first-ever map of North America.

  10. Spectral filtering using active metasurfaces compatible with narrow bandgap

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    III-V infrared detectors (Journal Article) | SciTech Connect Spectral filtering using active metasurfaces compatible with narrow bandgap III-V infrared detectors Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Spectral filtering using active metasurfaces compatible with narrow bandgap III-V infrared detectors Authors: Wolf, Omri ; Campione, Salvatore ; Kim, Jin ; Brener, Igal Publication Date: 2016-09-07 OSTI Identifier: 1321034 Type: Published Article Journal Name: Optics Express Additional

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  13. Survey Date Agent CAS Limit Type TWA/STEL/Excur % OEL OEL Air Conc Farm Specific Location Work Activity Required Analysis Engineering Controls

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    Personal Sampling Data 05-2005 through 12-2007 05/27/2015 Survey Date Agent CAS Limit Type TWA/STEL/Excur % OEL OEL Air Conc Farm Specific Location Work Activity Required Analysis Engineering Controls 5/6/2005 Ammonia 7664-41-7 25 ppm <0.791 ppm S FARM S109 Construction Activities NH3 8 Hr TWA <0.147 ppm 5/6/2005 1-Butanol 71-36-3 20 ppm <0.111 ppm S FARM 5109 Construction Activities VOC 8 Hr TWA <0.021 ppm 5/6/2005 2-Butanone 78-93-3 200 ppm <0.19 ppm S FARM S109 Construction

  14. History of Radiocarbon Dating

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    Libby, W. F.

    1967-08-15

    The development is traced of radiocarbon dating from its birth in curiosity regarding the effects of cosmic radiation on Earth. Discussed in historical perspective are: the significance of the initial measurements in determining the course of developments; the advent of the low-level counting technique; attempts to avoid low-level counting by the use of isotopic enrichment; the gradual appearance of the environmental effect due to the combustion of fossil fuel (Suess effect); recognition of the atmosphere ocean barrier for carbon dioxide exchange; detailed understanding of the mixing mechanism from the study of fallout radiocarbon; determination of the new half-life; indexing and the assimilation problem for the massive accumulation of dates; and the proliferation of measurement techniques and the impact of archaeological insight on the validity of radiocarbon dates. (author)

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  16. Dates Fact Sheet.cdr

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  5. Compare All CBECS Activities: Electricity Use

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    Electricity Use Compare Activities by ... Electricity Use Total Electricity Consumption by Building Type Commercial buildings in the U.S. used a total of approximately 908 billion...

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  12. Active micromixer using surface acoustic wave streaming

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    Branch; Darren W. , Meyer; Grant D. , Craighead; Harold G.

    2011-05-17

    An active micromixer uses a surface acoustic wave, preferably a Rayleigh wave, propagating on a piezoelectric substrate to induce acoustic streaming in a fluid in a microfluidic channel. The surface acoustic wave can be generated by applying an RF excitation signal to at least one interdigital transducer on the piezoelectric substrate. The active micromixer can rapidly mix quiescent fluids or laminar streams in low Reynolds number flows. The active micromixer has no moving parts (other than the SAW transducer) and is, therefore, more reliable, less damaging to sensitive fluids, and less susceptible to fouling and channel clogging than other types of active and passive micromixers. The active micromixer is adaptable to a wide range of geometries, can be easily fabricated, and can be integrated in a microfluidic system, reducing dead volume. Finally, the active micromixer has on-demand on/off mixing capability and can be operated at low power.

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    PO Value: TBD Estimated Period of Performance: TBD Estimated RFPRFQ Release Date: FY 2016 Estimated Award Date: TBD Competition Type: TBD Buyer Contact Email:...

  15. Physical protection system using activated barriers

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    Timm, R.E.; Zinneman, T.E.; Haumann, J.R.; Flaugher, H.A.; Reigle, D.L.

    1984-03-01

    The Argonne National Laboratory has recently installed an activated barrier, the Access Denial System, to upgrade its security. The technology of this system was developed in the late 70's by Sandia National Laboratory-Albuquerque. The Argonne National Laboratory is the first Department of Energy facility to use this device. Recent advancements in electronic components provide the total system support that makes the use of an activated barrier viable and desirable. The premise of an activated barrier is that it is deployed after a positive detection of an adversary is made and before the adversary can penetrate vital area. To accomplish this detection, sophisticated alarms, assessment, and communications must be integrated into a system that permits a security inspector to make a positive evaluation and to activate the barrier. The alarm sensor locations are selected to provide protection in depth. Closed circuit television is used with components that permit multiple video frames to be stored for automated, priority-based playback to the security inspector. Further, algorithms permit look-ahead surveillance of vital areas so that the security inspector can activate the access denial system in a timely manner and not be restricted to following the adversaries' penetration path(s).

  16. Automated detection of cloud and cloud-shadow in single-date Landsat imagery using neural networks and spatial post-processing

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    Hughes, Michael J. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)] [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Hayes, Daniel J [ORNL] [ORNL

    2014-01-01

    Use of Landsat data to answer ecological questions is contingent on the effective removal of cloud and cloud shadow from satellite images. We develop a novel algorithm to identify and classify clouds and cloud shadow, \\textsc{sparcs}: Spacial Procedures for Automated Removal of Cloud and Shadow. The method uses neural networks to determine cloud, cloud-shadow, water, snow/ice, and clear-sky membership of each pixel in a Landsat scene, and then applies a set of procedures to enforce spatial rules. In a comparison to FMask, a high-quality cloud and cloud-shadow classification algorithm currently available, \\textsc{sparcs} performs favorably, with similar omission errors for clouds (0.8% and 0.9%, respectively), substantially lower omission error for cloud-shadow (8.3% and 1.1%), and fewer errors of commission (7.8% and 5.0%). Additionally, textsc{sparcs} provides a measure of uncertainty in its classification that can be exploited by other processes that use the cloud and cloud-shadow detection. To illustrate this, we present an application that constructs obstruction-free composites of images acquired on different dates in support of algorithms detecting vegetation change.

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    SPECIAL DATE AND TIME Evolving views of the outer solar system: new insights from NASA's New Horizons mission's historic first Pluto fly-by Dr. Kimberly Ennico Smith NASA Ames Research Center, Astrophysics Branch April 11, 2016 2:00 p.m. - Wilson Hall, One West On July 14, 2015, after a 9.5 year trek across the solar system, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft successfully flew by Pluto and its system of moons, taking imagery, spectra and in-situ particle data. In this internet- information age, this

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    Issuance Date:: February 11, 1966 POST-SHOT HYDROLOGI C SAFETY 68296 VUF-1014 FINAL REPORT FALLON, NEVADA OCTOBER 26, 1963 Hazleton-Nuclear Science Corporation October 30, 1965 SPONSORED BY THE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND THE U. S.ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION VELA UNIFORM PROJECT LEG A L NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of Government sponsored work. Neither the United States, nor the Commission, nor any person acting on behalf of the Commission: A.

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  1. Nondestructive examination using neutron activated positron annihilation

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    Akers, Douglas W. (Idaho Falls, ID); Denison, Arthur B. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2001-01-01

    A method is provided for performing nondestructive examination of a metal specimen using neutron activated positron annihilation wherein the positron emitter source is formed within the metal specimen. The method permits in situ nondestructive examination and has the advantage of being capable of performing bulk analysis to determine embrittlement, fatigue and dislocation within a metal specimen.

  2. DATE: TO: FROM:

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    is included in this AL?" section under its "Approval" subsection. The revised language appears in italics. The revision grants authority to a Head of Contracting Activity...

  3. Analyte detection using an active assay

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    Morozov, Victor; Bailey, Charles L.; Evanskey, Melissa R.

    2010-11-02

    Analytes using an active assay may be detected by introducing an analyte solution containing a plurality of analytes to a lacquered membrane. The lacquered membrane may be a membrane having at least one surface treated with a layer of polymers. The lacquered membrane may be semi-permeable to nonanalytes. The layer of polymers may include cross-linked polymers. A plurality of probe molecules may be arrayed and immobilized on the lacquered membrane. An external force may be applied to the analyte solution to move the analytes towards the lacquered membrane. Movement may cause some or all of the analytes to bind to the lacquered membrane. In cases where probe molecules are presented, some or all of the analytes may bind to probe molecules. The direction of the external force may be reversed to remove unbound or weakly bound analytes. Bound analytes may be detected using known detection types.

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    2-AW Feb 10,2012 WRPS C M Smith; E A Hill PAST OPERATIONS Beryllium brought in facility: YES Form of beryllium: SOLID Period of beryllium operations (dates): Start: Early 1980s End: Present Location(s) in facility that contained beryllium materials: Tool Crib and adjacent Supply Room, and Mechanical Maintenance Area. Description of beryllium activities: Beryllium tools (beryllium-copper alloy containing about 2% beryllium) are stored in the Tool Crib and given to employees for use in Tank Farms,

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    WA February 7, 2012 WRPS C M Smith; E A Hill PAST OPERATIONS Beryllium brought in facility: YES Form of beryllium: SOLID Period of beryllium operations (dates): Start: Early 1980s End: Present Location(s) in facility that contained beryllium materials: Tool Crib inside Maintenance Shop Supply Room Description of beryllium activities: Beryllium tools (beryllium-copper alloy containing about 2% beryllium) are stored in the tool crib and given to employees for use in Tank Farms. These tools are

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  11. Dates Fact Sheet.cdr

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    Concept DATES is a detection and security information/event management (SIEM) solution enabling asset owners to protect their energy control systems at the network, host, and device level from cyber attacks. DATES complements traditional, signature-based detection with multiple detection algorithms, including model- based and flow anomaly detection and cross-site attack correlation. The DATES detection and SIEM solution gives operators succinct and intuitive attack visualization, with attacks

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  13. Active airborne contamination control using electrophoresis

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    Veatch, B.D.

    1994-06-01

    In spite of our best efforts, radioactive airborne contamination continues to be a formidable problem at many of the Department of Energy (DOE) weapons complex sites. For workers that must enter areas with high levels of airborne contamination, personnel protective equipment (PPE) can become highly restrictive, greatly diminishing productivity. Rather than require even more restrictive PPE for personnel in some situations, the Rocky Flats Plant (RFP) is actively researching and developing methods to aggressively combat airborne contamination hazards using electrophoretic technology. With appropriate equipment, airborne particulates can be effectively removed and collected for disposal in one simple process. The equipment needed to implement electrophoresis is relatively inexpensive, highly reliable, and very compact. Once airborne contamination levels are reduced, less PPE is required and a significant cost savings may be realized through decreased waste and maximized productivity. Preliminary ``cold,`` or non-radioactive, testing results at the RFP have shown the technology to be effective on a reasonable scale, with several potential benefits and an abundance of applications.

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  16. Sustainable Buildings. Using Active Solar Power

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    Sharp, M. Keith; Barnett, Russell

    2015-04-20

    The objective of this project is to promote awareness and knowledge of active solar energy technologies by installing and monitoring the following demonstration systems in Kentucky: 1) Pool heating system, Churchill Park School, 2) Water heating and daylighting systems, Middletown and Aiken Road Elementary Schools, 3) Photovoltaic street light comparison, Louisville Metro, 4) up to 25 domestic water heating systems across Kentucky. These tasks will be supported by outreach activities, including a solar energy installer training workshop and a Kentucky Solar Energy Conference.

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    300M Estimated Period of Performance: 5 Years Estimated RFP/RFQ Release Date: 2 nd QTR 2018 Estimated Award Date: TBD Competition Type: TBD Buyer Contact Email: pia@lanl.gov Title: Staff Augmentation Services Description of Product or Service Required Staff Augmentation Services (Current subcontract expires 2019) * Current forecasted bid opportunities are subject to change or cancellation due to scope, mission, or funding requirements. * Some procurements are reserved for small businesses. Note

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    700K Estimated Period of Performance: TBD Estimated RFP/RFQ Release Date: FY 2018 Estimated Award Date: TBD Competition Type: TBD Buyer Contact Email: m_armijo@lanl.gov Title: Poly Com Phones Description of Product or Service Required Poly Com Phones (Current subcontracts expires 2019) * Current forecasted bid opportunities are subject to change or cancellation due to scope, mission, or funding requirements. * Some procurements are reserved for small businesses. Note the competition type on the

  19. Stabilized sulfur binding using activated fillers

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    Kalb, Paul D.; Vagin, Vyacheslav P.; Vagin, Sergey P.

    2015-07-21

    A method of making a stable, sulfur binding composite comprising impregnating a solid aggregate with an organic modifier comprising unsaturated hydrocarbons with at least one double or triple covalent bond between adjacent carbon atoms to create a modifier-impregnated aggregate; heating and drying the modifier-impregnated aggregate to activate the surface of the modifier-impregnated aggregate for reaction with sulfur.

  20. Computational Age Dating of Special Nuclear Materials

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    2012-06-30

    This slide-show presented an overview of the Constrained Progressive Reversal (CPR) method for computing decays, age dating, and spoof detecting. The CPR method is: Capable of temporal profiling a SNM sample; Precise (compared with known decay code, such a ORIGEN); Easy (for computer implementation and analysis).  We have illustrated with real SNM data using CPR for age dating and spoof detection. If SNM is pure, may use CPR to derive its age. If SNM is mixed, CPR will indicate that it is mixed or spoofed.

  1. DEMONSTRATING SLOW GROWTH RATES IN OPAL FROM Y.M.,NV, USING MICRODIGESTION AND ION-PROBE URANIUM-SERIES DATING

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    J. PACES; L. NEYMARK; H. PERSING; J. WOODEN

    2000-07-25

    Thinly laminated (<0.01 mm) opal sheets and globules associated with calcite in fractures and cavities in the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, have U concentrations of 50 to 300 ppm. Previous uranium-series thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS) analyses of 0.2- to 1-mm-thick subsamples resulted in a model of slow mineral growth at rates of 0.5 to 5 mm/m.y. To test this growth model using finer sampling resolution, in situ microdigestions were performed by applying a drop of hydrofluoric acid directly to opal surfaces within a small area encircled by jeweler's wax. After several minutes, the liquid was removed, spiked with a tracer solution, and analyzed by TIMS for both U and Th using a single rhenium filament with colloidal graphite. Solutions contained about 0.5 nanograms of U, equivalent to opal weights of 1 to 10 micrograms and dissolved-layer thicknesses less than 0.003 mm. Microdigested opal surfaces have Th-230/U ages of 5 to 10 thousand years (ka) in contrast to much older ages of 150 to 250 ka obtained previously from whole-globule digestions. Additional tests of the growth model were made on cross sections of identical opal globules using the sensitive high-resolution ion microprobe (SHRIMP) with a 0.04-mm-diameter O-minus primary beam. Counting rates for Tho-246 and U-234 varied between 5 and 70 counts per second with Th-230/Th-232 activity ratios typically much greater than a million. The Th-230/U ages in the outer 0.3 mm of the globules ranged from about 30 ka at the outer edge to 400 ka at depth. Ages correlate with microstratigraphic depths and indicate average growth rates between 0.5 and 0.7 mm/m.y. Current U-series data do not resolve differential growth rates related to climate changes during this time period. However, both microdigestion and SHRIMP results confirm the previous TIMS-based model of slow, uniform rates of mineral growth in a hydrologically stable environment.

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    28 am, Mar 26, 2012 119 X X RPP-40149-VOL1, Rev. 2 Integrated Waste Feed Delivery Plan Volume 1 - Process Strategy E. B. West Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC P. J. Certa, T. M. Hohl, J. S. Ritari, B. R. Thompson Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC C. C. Haass Columbia Nuclear International, LLC Richland, WA 99352 U.S. Department of Energy Contract DE-AC27-08RV14800 EDT/ECN: UC: Cost Center: Charge Code: B&R Code: Total Pages: Key Words: Abstract: The Integrated Waste Feed

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    and pulsed electric currents on the deformation behavior of Fe-14Cr based NFA steels. ... References: B3.6 Siting, construction, modification, operation, and decommissioning of ...

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    Team. The subcontractor will be required to have spill control equipment on site. A propane tank that will be relocated from CFA-666 to CFA-661 will have it's location...

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    1 SECTION A. Project Title: Nuclear Fabrication Consortium SECTION B. Project Description The mission of the NFC will be accomplished through both public and private funding. The list below outlines the programs that have identified for initiation under the initial DOE funding. Additional programs are envisioned and will be proposed, subject to any applicable budget constraints, to DOE-NE as they become known to EWI, the NFC, and DOE. 1. Automation of Advanced Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE)

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    12 SECTION A. Project Title: Reactor Power Up Rate, Compressor Replacement, Neutron Radiography Restore, Liquid Scintillation Counter - Texas A&M University SECTION B. Project Description Texas A&M will replace an existing 54-year old compressor to improve reliability of the reactor operation and purchase a liquid scintillator counter to give the facility the ability to perform tritium analysis. Additionally, under NRC License R-83, Texas A&M will up rate the reactor power from 1MW

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    42 SECTION A. Project Title: Innovative Manufacturing Process for Improving the Erosion/Corrosion Resistance of Power Plant Components via Powder Metallurgy & Hot Isostatic Processing Methods - Electric Power Research Institute SECTION B. Project Description The objective of this project is to conduct the necessary design, processing, manufacturing, and validation studies to assess powder metallurgy/hot isostatic processing (PM/HIP) as a method to produce very large near-net shaped (NNS)

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    4-006 SECTION A. Project Title: Design of SC Walls and Slabs for Impulsive Loading - Purdue University SECTION B. Project Description Purdue University proposes to analytically investigation the behavior and strength of modular steel-plate composite (SC) slabs and floor systems, analytically investigate the behavior and performance of SC structures subjected to impulsive loading including blast effects, experimentally verify the findings of analytical investigations, and develop design

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    1 SECTION A. Project Title: Nuclear Engineering and Science Equipment for Strategic Fuels Analysis Research in the Nuclear and Radiological Engineering Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology SECTION B. Project Description Georgia Tech proposes to purchase and install an imaging system to go with the existing x-ray source in a fully equipped irradiation laboratory, addition of spectroscopic instruments to perform energy resolution measurements in supplement of imaging, and tissue

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    2 SECTION A. Project Title: Development of a Research and Education Facility for Evaluation of Environmental Degradation of Advanced Nuclear Materials in Simulated LWR Conditions - University of Idaho SECTION B. Project Description The University of Idaho proposes to a) upgrade the existing static autoclave system in order to simulate the light water reactor conditions without contaminating the high temperature waster with corrosion products; b) install a rotating a cylinder system in the

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    3 SECTION A. Project Title: Automated Chromatography System for Purification of New Reagents for An/Ln Extraction and Separation - Washington State University SECTION B. Project Description Washington State University proposes to purchase and install a Teledyne Isco CombiFlash Rf+ Luman with UV-Vis and Evaporative Light Scattering Detector to improve the current purification abilities for newly designed and synthesized organic ligands. SECTION C. Environmental Aspects / Potential Sources of

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    8 SECTION A. Project Title: Integrated Approach to Fluoride High Temperature Reactor (FHR) Technology and Licensing Challenges - Georgia Tech SECTION B. Project Description Georgia Tech, in collaboration with Ohio State University, Texas A&M, Texas A&M - Kingsville, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and several industry and international partners, proposes to follow an integrated approach to address several key technology gaps associated with fluoride high temperature reactors, thereby

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    3 SECTION A. Project Title: Design/Prototype Fabricate Rail Car for High Rad Mat Transport - Kasgro Rail Corp. SECTION B. Project Description The purpose of this proposal is to obtain a certification from the American Association of Railroads (AAR) on a fully constructed and tested railcar system for transporting spent nuclear fuel (SNF). The transport system will allow transporting SNF by rail to occur at normal rail speeds thus eliminating delays on rail lines and all more rapid transport of

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    5-085 SECTION A. Project Title: Deep Borehole Field Test (DBFT) Characterization Borehole Drilling and Testing, Pierce County, N.D. - Battelle Memorial Institute SECTION B. Project Description The primary goal of the DBFT program is to drill a 5,000-meter-deep characterization borehole with a 3,000-meter open-hole section across crystalline bedrock, and to conduct scientific testing to characterize the hydrogeologic, geochemical, and geomechanical properties of the near-borehole host rock. The

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    4 SECTION A. Project Title: Solving Critical Challenges to Enable the Xe-100 Pebble Bed Advanced Reactor Concept - X Energy, LLC SECTION B. Project Description X Energy, in collaboration with BWXT Nuclear Energy, Inc. (BWXT), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Idaho National Laboratory (INL), and Oregon State University (OSU), proposes to leverage prior and current DOE programs and previous Xe-100 design investments to further key pebble-bed high temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR)

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    5 SECTION A. Project Title: DOE-EM Traineeship in Robotics - Carnegie Mellon University SECTION B. Project Description Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) proposes to develop an Environmental Management (EM) Traineeship in robotics. The traineeship will build on the existing core robotics curricula while introducing specialized topics that ensure a thorough understanding of EM-relevant concerns. The proposed program will also incorporate supervised research opportunities with CMU faculty advisors

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    6 SECTION A. Project Title: Integrated Effects Testing & Molten Chloride Fast Reactor Development - Southern Company Services, Inc. SECTION B. Project Description Southern Company Services, in collaboration with TerraPower, LLC and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), proposes to advance the technology readiness of the Molten Chloride Fast Reactor (MCFR) technology under development by TerraPower in support of commercial offering by 2035. To support the licensing, detail design, and

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    07 SECTION A. Project Title: Experimentally Validated Computational Modeling of Creep and Creep-Cracking for Nuclear Concrete Structures - Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES - TAMU) SECTION B. Project Description Texas A&M University proposes to 1) devise new, 3D concrete material constitutive models base on 3D creep and cracking experiments, 2) establish an improved large-scale structural modeling approach that considers full 3D stress fields rather than plane stress as has been

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    3 SECTION A. Project Title: Development and Integration of Light Water Reactor (LWR) Materials Corrosion Degradation Codes into Grizzly - University of California at Berkeley SECTION B. Project Description The University of California, Berkeley proposes to develop deterministic, physico chemical models for predicting the accumulation of localized corrosion damage in the primary coolant circuits of the currently operating fleet of light water reactors. The successful modeling of the accumulation

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    5 SECTION A. Project Title: Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) and In-site Process Monitoring for Rapid Qualification of Components Made by Laser-Based Powder Bed Additive Manufacturing (AM) Processes for Nuclear Structural and Pressure Boundary Applications - Electric Power Research Institute SECTION B. Project Description The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) proposes to develop an innovative qualification strategy for complex nuclear components produced by laser

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    19 SECTION A. Project Title: Validation of RELAP-7 for forced convection and natural circulation reactor flows - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign SECTION B. Project Description The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign proposes to aid in the development of RELAP-7 through required experimental and computational efforts. The validation of the two-phase modeling capability of RELAP-7 will be accomplished through a series of tasks which include synthesis of existing forced convective

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    0 SECTION A. Project Title: Overcoming Kinetic Barriers to Actinide Recovery in ALSEP - Colorado School of Mines SECTION B. Project Description The Colorado School of Mines, in collaboration with the Argonne National Laboratory, proposes to test the hypothesis that slow kinetics in the solvent separation process ALSEP and its related separation systems, for the recovery of Am from the fission product lanthanide elements, originate in the poor ability of the aqueous complexants to penetrate and

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    2 SECTION A. Project Title: Immobilization of High-Level Waste Salt in Dechlorinated Zeolite Waste Forms - University of Utah SECTION B. Project Description The University of Utah, in collaboration with Idaho National Laboratory, proposes to evaluate the main challenges associated with the disposal of electrorefiner salt: maximization of fission products in a final waste form and the associated processing costs. The proposed research will focus on two main objectives to overcome these process-

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    3 SECTION A. Project Title: ASME Code Application of the Compact Heat Exchanger for High Temperature Nuclear Service - North Carolina State University SECTION B. Project Description North Carolina State University proposes to characterize the high temperature materials properties of a diffusion welded laminated structure and to develop the ASME Code methodologies for preventing failure of a printed channel and hybrid compact heat exchangers under sustained and cyclic pressure and thermal loading

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    4 SECTION A. Project Title: Integral System Testing for Prismatic Block Core Design HTGR - Oregon State University SECTION B. Project Description Oregon State University proposes to complete eight integral thermal-fluid tests investigating a range of gas reactor events. This is planned as a two-year project and will be conducted in a gas-reactor thermal-fluid facility that is already in operation. The overall objective of the test program will be to collect data that will fully cover the

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    28 SECTION A. Project Title: Localized Imaging, Surveying and Mapping for Nuclearized Underwater Robots - Carnegie Mellon University SECTION B. Project Description Carnegie Mellon University proposes to develop, demonstrate, and infuse a leap of sensing, robotics, spatial positioning and visualization capability into underwater nuclear operations relevant to DOE environmental management. The program will develop and demonstrate a prototype robotic system to maneuver in a water-filled basin,

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    30 SECTION A. Project Title: Additive Manufacturing of Functional Materials and Sensor Devices for Nuclear Energy Applications - Boise State University SECTION B. Project Description Boise State University proposes to procure an aerosol jet printer and establish additive manufacturing capability to accelerate research and development of integrated sensor systems for nuclear energy applications. Procuring a versatile aerosol jet printer that can directly print functional semiconductors, metals,

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    4 SECTION A. Project Title: Integration of Microwave Readout into Nuclear Process Monitoring - University of Colorado, Boulder SECTION B. Project Description The University of Colorado, in collaboration with Los Alamos National Laboratory and Savannah River National Laboratory, proposes to demonstrate that high-resolution γ-ray spectroscopy, based on emerging microcalorimeter sensors, can determine elemental and isotopic fractions with accuracy comparable to much slower mass spectrometry and

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    7 SECTION A. Project Title: Development of a Comprehensive Two-phase Flow Database for the Validation of NEK-2P - Virginia Tech SECTION B. Project Description Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, in collaboration with Ohio State University and Argonne National Laboratory, proposes to perform detailed uncertainty quantification to determine the applicable ranges and associated measurement uncertainties in simulated two-phase boiling flows. The best combination of these techniques

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    8 SECTION A. Project Title: Feasibility of Combined Ion-Neutron Irradiation for Accessing High Dose Levels - Florida International University SECTION B. Project Description Florida International University, in collaboration with the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), proposes to achieve the separation of Am from lanthanides by electrochemical oxidation of Am(III) to its higher oxidation states, Am(V) and AM(VI), through the design, and testing of new high surface area electrodes and porous sorbent

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    40 SECTION A. Project Title: Quantifying Properties for a Mechanistic, Predictive Understanding of Aqeous Impact on Ageing of Medium and Low Voltage AC and DC Cabling in Nuclear Power Plants - University of Minnesota, Duluth SECTION B. Project Description The University of Minnesota, Duluth proposes to develop a mechanistic, predictive model for medium and low voltage cable failure based on the primary environmental degradation parameters of aqueous immersion time, temperature, and the oxidation

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    1 SECTION A. Project Title: Development of Reactor Thermal-Hydraulics and Safety Research Facilities at Kansas State University SECTION B. Project Description Kansas State University proposes to purchase advanced instrumentation for thermalhydraulics and reactor safety-related fundamental experiments. This instrumentation includes a high-speed multispectral infrared imaging system, a high-speed imaging system capable of recording up to 500,000 frames per second for flow visualization, a laser

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    4 SECTION A. Project Title: Wireless Reactor Power Distribution Measurement System Utilizing an In-Core Radiation and Temperature Tolerant Wireless Transmitter and a Gamma-Harvesting Power Supply - Westinghouse Electric Company SECTION B. Project Description Westinghouse Electric Company, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania State, proposes to design, manufacture, and operate a vacuum micro-electronic- (VME) based wireless transmitter that continuously broadcasts vanadium self-powered neutron

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    5 SECTION A. Project Title: CFD and System Code Benchmark Data for Plenum-to-Plenum Flow Under Natural Mixed and Forced Circulation Conditions SECTION B. Project Description The project will conduct computer modeling, as well as experimental initiatives. The experimental initiatives include modifications to the current Utah State University experimental wind tunnel to evaluate flows and buoyancy-driven phenomena present in Very High Temperature Reactors during Loss of flow accident conditions.

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    1 SECTION A. Project Title: Effect of Gamma Irradiation on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Nano-modified Concrete - Vanderbilt University SECTION B. Project Description Vanderbilt University, in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, proposes to perform gamma irradiation of nano-modified concrete and appropriate control reference samples that are also relevant to current and historic concrete mixes. The research plan will consist of multiscale chemical and mechanical

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    3 SECTION A. Project Title: CFA-16-10885: Turbulent MHD flow modeling in annular linear induction pumps with validation experiments SECTION B. Project Description The scope of work consists of modeling and constructing an experimental flow loop facility and diagnostic tools to benchmark to refine and validate the predictions of computational fluid mechanics analyses. This task also involves fabrication of a modular annular linear induction pump (ALIP) pump that, combined with the added

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    4 SECTION A. Project Title: Thermal Hydraulic & Structural Testing and Modeling of Compact diffusion-bonded heat exchanges for Supercritical CO2 Brayton Cycles SECTION B. Project Description The primary focus of this research proposal would be on validating and verifying the structural integrity of continuous channel -type PCHEs such as the Heatric zig/zag or Marbond (otherwise known as Shimtec) continuous micro-channel heat exchanger opposed to fin-type geometries. The proposed research

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    5 SECTION A. Project Title: Enhancing Irradiation Tolerance of Steels Via Nanostructuring by Innovative Manufacturing Techniques - Idaho State University SECTION B. Project Description Idaho State University, in collaboration with Idaho National Laboratory, proposes to enhance the fundamental understanding of irradiation effects in ultrafine-grained or nanocrystalline steels produced by equal-channel angular pressing (ECAP) or high-pressure torsion (HPT), and to assess the potential application

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    8 SECTION A. Project Title: Versatile D-T Neutron-Generation System for Fast-Neutron Research and Education - Pennsylvania State University SECTION B. Project Description Pennsylvania State University proposes to acquire an Adelphi dual-tube 14-MeV Deuterium-Tritium (D-T) neutron-generation system. One tube has a neutron output of 10 8 n/sec, and the other tube has a neutron output of 10 10 n/sec. the lower-neutron-output part of the system will provide a capability to accurately detect the

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    2 SECTION A. Project Title: Understanding fundamental science governing the development and performance of nuclear waste glasses SECTION B. Project Description This proposal aims to combine the strengths of experimental and computational materials science to address four difficult technical challenges related to development and performance of glass based radioactive waste forms. The project consists of four tasks: 1. Understanding the fundamental science governing the nucleation and growth of

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    0 SECTION A. Project Title: High Temperature Tribological Performance of Ni Alloys Under Helium Environment for Very High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactors (VHTRs) [RC-2.3] Helium Tribology for HTGRs - Texas A&M University SECTION B. Project Description Texas A&M University proposes to systematically evaluate the tribological response of 800H and 617 alloys at relevant reactor operating temperatures (700 o -950 o C) and in the presence of helium coolant. To achieve this objective, the

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    5 SECTION A. Project Title: A Coupled Experimental and Simulation Approach to Investigate the Impact of Grain Growth, Amorphization, and Grain Subdivision in Accident Tolerant U3Si2 Light Water Reactor Fuel - Pennsylvania State University SECTION B. Project Description Pennsylvania State University, in collaboration with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Idaho National Laboratory, proposes to investigate the potential impact of grain structure change, specifically grain growth, subdivision, and

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    8 SECTION A. Project Title: Mechanistic Understanding of Silver Sorbent Aging Processes in Off-Gas Treatment - Syracuse University SECTION B. Project Description Syracuse University proposes to develop an understanding of the different mechanisms of silver-aging processes on adsorbents exposed to off-gas streams to enable prediction of long-term operation of gas treatment systems. Experiments to be conducted on silver-exchanged mordenite (Ag0Z) and silver-functionalized silica aerogel

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    0 SECTION A. Project Title: Alloying Agents to Stabilize Lanthanides Against Fuel Cladding Chemical Interaction: Tellurium and Antimony Studies - Ohio State University SECTION B. Project Description Ohio State University proposes to develop new minor additives which can form high-temperature stabilizing compounds with lanthanide fission products during operation. The proposed additives are expected to have the capability of immobilizing lanthanide fission products and preventing their transport

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    1 SECTION A. Project Title: Tribal DOE Program/Agreement-In-Principle - Shoshone-Bannock Tribes SECTION B. Project Description The Tribal DOE Program will continue to operate under the Cooperative Agreement No. DE-NE000587, which was negotiated between the Fort Hall Business Council and the Department of Energy-Idaho Office on December 18, 2012 for a 5-year period under the Agreement-In-Principle (AIP). The Tribal DOE AIP Program mission for FY2016 involves oversight and monitoring of DOE

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    2 SECTION A. Project Title: DOE Traineeship in Nuclear and Radiochemistry at Washington State University and Colorado School of Mines SECTION B. Project Description Washington State University and the Colorado School of Mines propose to train graduate students in radiochemistry through an innovative pathway, involving a mature academic radiochemistry program at Washington State University (WSU) and a similar emerging program at Colorado School of Mines (CSM), in partnership with three national

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    5 SECTION A. Project Title: In Situ Raman Spectroscopy for Determining Actinide Speciation and Concentration - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute SECTION B. Project Description Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute proposes an innovative program to develop oxidation/corrosion resistant uranium silicide U 3 Si 2 fuels by chemical doping/fillers to form a continuous borosilicate glass as a protective oxide layer with transformational fuel performance and accident tolerance. The chemical doping/fillers

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    8 SECTION A. Project Title: Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor Key Modeling and Analysis for Commercial Deployment - University of Wisconsin SECTION B. Project Description The University of Wisconsin proposes to conduct a series of experiments with advanced temperature and fluid measurement instrumentation (optical fibers, ultrasonic Doppler imaging, magnetic flow sensors, and hot wires) to obtain high fidelity data on thermal striping and thermal stratification in liquid sodium. To achieve this, a

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    5 SECTION A. Project Title: Experimental and Modeling Investigation of Overcooling Transients that include Freezing, in Fluoride-Salt Cooled High-Temperature Reactors (FHRs) - University of Wisconsin SECTION B. Project Description The University of Wisconsin proposes to recommendations for design features of FHR reactor components that would take advantage of the phenomena characteristic to fluoride salts in order to be resilient to overcooling, and to recover gracefully from over-cooling

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    8 SECTION A. Project Title: Transient Reactor Experiments to Validate MBM Fuel Performance Simulations (TREAT) - Utah State University SECTION B. Project Description Utah State University, in collaboration with Texas A&M University, University of South Carolina, and Idaho National Laboratory, proposes to conduct benchmark experiments to provide critical validation data for reactivity initiated accident (RIA) scenarios in LWRs. The proposed research includes separate effect experiments at the

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    099 SECTION A. Project Title: Effects of High Dose on Laser Welded, Irradiated AIUSI 304SS - Boise State University SECTION B. Project Description Boise State University, in collaboration with Texas A&M University, Purdue University, the Westinghouse Materials Center of Excellence, and Idaho National Laboratory, proposes to assess the mechanical integrity of laser weld repairs of highly irradiated, He- containing AISI 304 stainless steel under extended LWR service conditions. After laser

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    0 SECTION A. Project Title: Continued Development of LWR Fuel with Enhanced Accident Tolerance - AREVA Federal Services LLC SECTION B. Project Description AREVA Federal Services, in collaboration with EPRI, and Idaho National Laboratory, proposes to perform the necessary irradiation and testing, manufacturing integration, and analyses of the Cr-Cr2O3 concept to support the fabrication and insertion of Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel (EATF) Lead Fuel Rods/Lead Fuel Assemblies (LFR/LFAs) and

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    1 SECTION A. Project Title: Accident Tolerant Fuel Program Extension - Westinghouse Electric Company LLC SECTION B. Project Description Westinghouse Electric Company, in collaboration, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory and several universities, companies, utilities and foreign entities, proposes to develop and deploy Lead Test Rods (LTRs) by 2019 and Lead Test Assemblies (LTAs) by 2022 of Westinghouse's Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel (ATF).

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    2 SECTION A. Project Title: Continued Development of LWR Fuel with Enhanced Accident Tolerance - GE Global Research SECTION B. Project Description GE Global Research, in collaboration with Idaho National Laboratory, proposes to evaluate iron-chrome -aluminum (FeCrAl) alloys as cladding material for uranium dioxide (UO2) fuel in light water reactors. The major tasks to be performed as part of the program include: 1. FeCrAl tube fabrication and testing 2. Interactions with the Nuclear Regulatory

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    09-001 SECTION A. Project Title: ICP Routine Maintenance SECTION B. Project Description The purpose of this document is to address actions that meet the intent of the categorical exclusion (CX) B1.3 as described in 10 CFR 1021, Appendix B to Subpart D. Both typical and non-typical types of actions, such as routine maintenance, minor modifications, and custodial services required to support safe and efficient plant operations even if performed on an infrequent basis are addressed. All of the

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    5 CX Posting No.: DOE-ID-ICP-12-002 SECTION A. Project Title: ICP Routine Maintenance SECTION B. Project Description The purpose of this document is to address actions that meet the intent of the categorical exclusion (CX) B1.3 as described in 10 CFR 1021, Appendix B to Subpart D. Both typical and non-typical types of actions, such as routine maintenance, minor modifications, and custodial services required to support safe and efficient plant operations even if performed on an infrequent basis

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    1 SECTION A. Project Title: Spent Resin Removal and Addition of New Resin to Ion Exchange (IX) Columns Located at CPP- 666 SECTION B. Project Description The proposed action will transfer spent resins from hold tanks located inside CPP-666 to on-site vendor-owned and operated resin dewatering equipment (EnergySolutions), with off-site disposal of the dewatered resins at the Nevada National Security Site. This process is required to maintain water cleanliness and remove radionuclides and

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    2 SECTION A. Project Title: Spent Resin Removal and Addition of New Resin to Ion Exchange (IX) Columns Located at CPP- 666 SECTION B. Project Description The proposed action will transfer spent resins from hold tanks located inside CPP-666 to on-site vendor-owned and operated resin dewatering equipment (EnergySolutions), with off-site disposal of the dewatered resins at the Nevada National Security Site. This process is required to maintain water cleanliness and remove radionuclides and

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    4 SECTION A. Project Title: INTEC - CPP-603 Large Cask Adaptability SECTION B. Project Description DOE is responsible for the safe storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) in its possession as well as obtaining data to verify the condition of SNF currently being stored in large storage casks at the INL Site. To meet this responsibility, DOE needs to open and examine the low-burnup SNF currently in long-term dry storage to verify the condition of the fuel and look for any degradation. DOE examined

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    1 SECTION A. Project Title: INTEC - Macroencapsulation/Overpack Operations in CPP-659 and CPP-1617 SECTION B. Project Description The proposed action will treat mixed low-level waste (MLLW) at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC). The treatment process, macroencapsulation, will result in the waste stream meeting the treatment standards for debris and radioactive lead solids (RLS) for disposition at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). The macroencapsulation process is

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    6-007 SECTION A. Project Title: INTEC - INTEC - Transfer ATR Fuel From Wet (CPP-666) to Dry (CPP-603) Irradiated Fuel Storage Facility Fuel Conditioning Station SECTION B. Project Description The purpose of this project is to transfer approximately 1,000 ATR fuel elements from wet fuel storage located at the CPP-666 Fuel Storage Area (FSA) at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) to the dry fuel storage located within CPP-603B, Irradiated Fuels Storage Facility (IFSF). The

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    EC Document No.: DOE-ID-INL-09-002 SECTION A. Project Title: Smoking Shelters SECTION B. Project Description. Install up to three prefabricated outdoor shelters for smokers. Design and install a shelter base so that shelters can be movable. The base shall be designed to prevent shelters from moving or tipping over due to high winds. Specific location for shelters is to be determined, but the shelter bases will be placed atop existing concrete or asphalt such that no subsurface soil disturbance

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    09-003 SECTION A. Project Title: Removal of Central Facilities Area (CFA)-661 Interior Walls and Mezzanine. SECTION B. Project Description The initial action to be covered under this Environmental Checklist will be removal of the mezzanines from CFA-661 to provide for material storage and work space for the National and Homeland Security (N&HS) Wireless Test Bed project. More specifically, this involves storage of electronic equipment, antennas and antenna masts, personnel supplies, and a

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    2 SECTION A. Project Title: MFC Dial Room Replacement Project SECTION B. Project Description: The proposed project is to construct and operate a new dial room at the Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) to continue operation of the telecommunications system at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). As part of the INL Private Branch Exchange (PBX) consolidation effort, the need to replace Central Facilities Area (CFA), Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC), and Power Burst Facility (PBF) PBX

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    5 SECTION A. Project Title: Replace 200,000 Gallon Water Storage Tank at MFC SECTION B. Project Description: The project is to replace the current 200,000 gallon potable water tank at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) with a new 300,000 gallon water tank. The existing tank and foundation will be removed and the waste materials managed and disposed under the direction of Waste Generator Services (WGS). The installation area for the new tank will be excavated

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    6 SECTION A. Project Title: TRA-653 HVAC Modifications SECTION B. Project Description: The proposed project plans to replace the existing blowers, swamp coolers and electric heaters in the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Test Reactor Area-653 (TRA-653) office area with three roof mounted heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) units; and install six roof mounted HVAC units at the TRA-653 machine shop area. These modifications are needed to enhance workplace habitability, maintain a more

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    10-009 SECTION A. Project Title Idaho Falls (IF)-608 Uninterrupted Power Supply Upgrade Project SECTION B. Project Description: This project increases the Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) capacity in the IF-608 Information Operations and Research Center (IORC) by removing two existing UPS systems (50 KVA and 36 KVA) and installing a 225 KVA system. A ~15 ton cooling unit will be installed on the roof for heat removal. Associated work will include additional electrical panel(s) and electrical

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    EC Document No.: DOE-ID-INL-10-011 DIRECTIONS: Responsible Managers, Project Environmental Lead, and Environmental Support personnel complete this form by following the instructions found at the beginning of each section and submit to Environmental Support & Services (environmental.checklist@inl.gov). SECTION A. Project Title: CFA and ATR-Complex Analytical and R&D Laboratory Operation (Overarching) SECTION B. Project Description: This EC replaces overarching EC INL-05-017 due to changes

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    2 __________________________ 1 DOE's strategic plans included the Nuclear Energy Research and Development Roadmap" (2010 Predecisional draft) and reports such as "Facilities for the Future of Nuclear Energy Research: A Twenty-year Outlook". SECTION A. Project Title: Materials and Fuel Complex (MFC) Infrastructure Upgrades: Sewage Lagoons Upgrades SECTION B. Project Description: MFC Infrastructure Upgrades - MFC Sewage Lagoon Upgrades This EC focuses on upgrades to the existing 2.4

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    16 SECTION A. Project Title: GaRDS Vehicle X-Ray System Procurement, Installation and Operations SECTION B. Project Description: . This effort will be to procure, install, and operate a Gamma Radiation Detection System (GaRDS) capable of providing X-Ray images of incoming vehicles and delivery trucks. The scanner will be equipped with a 1 Ci Cobalt-60 gamma source and will be installed in building MFC-736. This security building is located on Taylor Blvd approximately one mile south of the

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    1 of 2 CX Posting No.: DOE-ID-INL-14-018 SECTION A. Project Title: Materials and Fuel Complex (MFC)-782 Fire Sprinkler Installation SECTION B. Project Description: MFC-782 (Machine Shop) does not currently have a fire sprinkler system. In order to be in compliance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements, an automated sprinkler system needs to be installed. The proposed project would consist of removing existing fire water line, drain line, potable water line, fire alarm

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    Idaho National Laboratory Page 1 of 2 CX Posting No.: DOE-ID-INL-14-019 SECTION A. Project Title: Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) Electronic Message Board Installation SECTION B. Project Description: The scope of work for this project involves the installation of a new electronic information sign at the south end of the sidewalk by the guardhouse (Test Reactor Area [TRA]-658). The sign would be mounted on metal posts just south of the first sidewalk light pole. The new sign would be powered from the

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    DOE-ID-ICP-16-001 R1 SECTION A. Project Title: INTEC - Macroencapsulation/Overpack Operations in CPP-659 and CPP-1617, Rev. 1 SECTION B. Project Description The proposed action will treat mixed low-level waste (MLLW) at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC). The treatment process, macroencapsulation, will result in the waste stream meeting the treatment standards for debris and radioactive lead solids (RLS) for disposition at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). The

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    9 SECTION A. Project Title: INTEC - Upgrade of the Emergency Communication System SECTION B. Project Description The proposed action will design, procure, and install an upgrade to the emergency communication system (ECS) for the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC). The existing system does not meet the new Life Safety codes and parts are no longer available for the antiquated system. Approximately 39 buildings will be included in the system modification and upgrade of ECS

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    6/23/2014 Rev. 20 Idaho National Laboratory Environmental Checklist Page 1 of 13 EC Document No.: INL-14-044 R1 DIRECTIONS: Responsible Managers, Principle Investigator/Researcher, Program Environmental Lead (PEL), and Environmental Support personnel complete this form by following the instructions found at the beginning of each section (A-G and the Approval' and Signature' blocks) and submit to Environmental Support & Services (see Environmental Points of Contact, NEPA/Environmental

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    This is in accordance with the methods specified in the Rules for the Control of Air Pollution in Idaho (IDAPA 58.01.01.650-651). Since the drilling equipment qualifies as a ...

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  1. Date DOE Media Contact: Yvonne Levardi

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    Date DOE Media Contact: Yvonne Levardi Office of Communication and Information Management 509-376-8625 ORP_Office_of_Communication@rl.gov WTP Media contact: Todd Nelson (509) 371-2121 tanelson@Bechtel.com DOE Makes Significant Progress at Hanford Waste Treatment Plant in FY 2016 Construction of Low Activity Waste (LAW) Facility Scheduled for Completion in 2018 RICHLAND, Wash. - The U.S. Department of Energy Office of River Protection (ORP) and contractor Bechtel National Inc. (BNI) have

  2. Compare All CBECS Activities: Natural Gas Use

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    call 202-586-8800. Natural Gas Consumption per Building by Building Type Inpatient health care buildings used by far the most natural gas per building. Figure showing natural...

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    in Renewable Energy Consumption and Electricity 2010 Release Date: December 11, 2012 Next Release Date: August 2013 Table 10. Renewable electric power sector net generation by energy source and State, 2009 (thousand kilowatthours) Landfill Gas/MSW Biogenic 1 Other Biomass 2 Alabama 12,535,373 - 2,050 245,980 - - - 248,030 12,783,403 Alaska 1,323,744 - - - - - 7,027 7,027 1,330,771 Arizona 6,427,345 18,299 - 136,641 - 14,145 29545 198,630 6,625,975 Arkansas 4,192,706 34,371 17,645 - - - - 52,016

  4. Alternative Fuels Used in Transportation (5 Activities)

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    Gasoline is the most commonly used fuel for transportation; however, there are multiple alternative fuels that are making their way to the market. These alternative fuels include propane, natural gas, electric hybrids, hydrogen fuel cells, and bio-diesel. Students will probably have heard of some of these alternative fuels, but they may not understand how and why they are better then ordinary gasoline.

  5. Building Number/Name: Date prepared: Responsible Contractor:

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    S Feb 10, 2012 WRPS C M Smith; E A Hill PAST OPERATIONS Beryllium brought in facility: YES Form of beryllium: SOLID Period of beryllium operations (dates): Start: Early 1980s End: Mid 1990s Location(s) in facility that contained beryllium materials: Shop Description of beryllium activities: In July 2003, employees reported Beryllium tools (beryllium-copper alloy containing about 2% beryllium) may have been stored in the shop in the past. Prior to the 1980s, the building was used as a Tank Farm

  6. Polypeptide having swollenin activity and uses thereof

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    Schoonneveld-Bergmans, Margot Elizabeth Francoise; Heijne, Wilbert Herman Marie; Vlasie, Monica D; Damveld, Robbertus Antonius

    2015-11-04

    The invention relates to a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2 or an amino acid sequence encoded by the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, or a variant polypeptide or variant polynucleotide thereof, wherein the variant polypeptide has at least 73% sequence identity with the sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2 or the variant polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide that has at least 73% sequence identity with the sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2. The invention features the full length coding sequence of the novel gene as well as the amino acid sequence of the full-length functional polypeptide and functional equivalents of the gene or the amino acid sequence. The invention also relates to methods for using the polypeptide in industrial processes. Also included in the invention are cells transformed with a polynucleotide according to the invention suitable for producing these proteins.

  7. Polypeptide having cellobiohydrolase activity and uses thereof

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    Sagt, Cornelis Maria Jacobus; Schooneveld-Bergmans, Margot Elisabeth Francoise; Roubos, Johannes Andries; Los, Alrik Pieter

    2015-09-15

    The invention relates to a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2 or an amino acid sequence encoded by the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, or a variant polypeptide or variant polynucleotide thereof, wherein the variant polypeptide has at least 93% sequence identity with the sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2 or the variant polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide that has at least 93% sequence identity with the sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2. The invention features the full length coding sequence of the novel gene as well as the amino acid sequence of the full-length functional polypeptide and functional equivalents of the gene or the amino acid sequence. The invention also relates to methods for using the polypeptide in industrial processes. Also included in the invention are cells transformed with a polynucleotide according to the invention suitable for producing these proteins.

  8. Posting Date: 28 May, 2015 Posting Close Date: TBD

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    7 Estimated Award Date: TBD Competition Type: TBD Buyer Contact Email: ltmartinez@lanl.gov Title: QA Support Description of Product or Service Required QA Support (Current subcontracts expires 2018) * Current forecasted bid opportunities are subject to change or cancellation due to scope, mission, or funding requirements. * Some procurements are reserved for small businesses. Note the competition type on the forecast matrix to determine if a procurement has been set aside or is open to fair and

  9. Posting Date: 28 May, 2015 Posting Close Date: TBD

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    5 Estimated Award Date: TBD Competition Type: TBD Buyer Contact Email: m_armijo@lanl.gov Title: Crowdsourcing Description of Product or Service Required Crowdsourcing * Current forecasted bid opportunities are subject to change or cancellation due to scope, mission, or funding requirements. * Some procurements are reserved for small businesses. Note the competition type on the forecast matrix to determine if a procurement has been set aside or is open to fair and reasonable competition. * LANL

  10. Next Release Date: August 2013

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update

    2012 Next Release Date: August 2013 Table 20. Total renewable net summer capacity by energy source and State, 2010 (megawatts) Landfill Gas/MSW 1 Other Biomass 2 Alabama 3,272 - - 583 - - - 583 3,855 Alaska 414 - - - - - 7 7 422 Arizona 2,720 4 - 29 - 20 128 181 2,901 Arkansas 1,341 9 6 312 - - - 326 1,667 California 10,141 292 97 639 2,004 475 2,812 6,319 16,460 Colorado 662 3 10 - - 41 1,294 1,348 2,010 Connecticut 122 159 - - - - - 159 281 Delaware - 8 - - - - 2 10 10 District of Columbia -

  11. COST BREAKDOWN AWARD NO: START DATE: EXPIRATION DATE: FISCAL YEAR BREAKDOWN OF FUNDS

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    COST BREAKDOWN AWARD NO: START DATE: EXPIRATION DATE: FISCAL YEAR BREAKDOWN OF FUNDS ELEMENTS FY FY FY FY FY TOTAL Direct Labor Overhead Materials Supplies Travel Other Direct Costs Subcontractors Total Direct Costs G&A Expense Total All Costs DOE Share* Awardee Share* Overhead Rate G&A Rate 1. The cost elements indicated are provided as an example only. Your firm should indicate the costs elements you have used on your invoices. 2. You should indicate the cost incurred for each of your

  12. Count Directive No. Title OPI Approval Date

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    Due for Review Before 9/30/2016 Count Directive No. Title OPI Approval Date 1 DOE G 414.1-2B Quality Assurance Program Guide AU 8/16/2011 2 DOE G 414.1-4 Safety Software Guide for Use with 10 CFR 830, Subpart A, Quality Assurance Requirements, and DOE O 414.1C, Quality Assurance AU 6/17/2005 3 DOE G 421.1-2A Implementation Guide for Use in Developing Documented Safety Analyses to Meet Subpart B of 10 CFR 830 AU 12/19/2011 4 DOE G 424.1-1B Implementation Guide for Use in Addressing Unreviewed

  13. Low energy cyclotron for radiocarbon dating

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    Welch, J.J.

    1984-12-01

    The measurement of naturally occurring radioisotopes whose half lives are less than a few hundred million years but more than a few years provides information about the temporal behavior of geologic and climatic processes, the temporal history of meteoritic bodies as well as the production mechanisms of these radioisotopes. A new extremely sensitive technique for measuring these radioisotopes at tandem Van de Graaff and cyclotron facilities has been very successful though the high cost and limited availability have been discouraging. We have built and tested a low energy cyclotron for radiocarbon dating similar in size to a conventional mass spectrometer. These tests clearly show that with the addition of a conventional ion source, the low energy cyclotron can perform the extremely high sensitivity /sup 14/C measurements that are now done at accelerator facilities. We found that no significant background is present when the cyclotron is tuned to accelerate /sup 14/C negative ions and the transmission efficiency is adequate to perform radiocarbon dating on milligram samples of carbon. The internal ion source used did not produce sufficient current to detect /sup 14/C directly at modern concentrations. We show how a conventional carbon negative ion source, located outside the cyclotron magnet, would produce sufficient beam and provide for quick sampling to make radiocarbon dating milligram samples with a modest laboratory instrument feasible.

  14. Active control of magnetoresistance of organic spin valves using

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    ferroelectricity (Journal Article) | SciTech Connect Active control of magnetoresistance of organic spin valves using ferroelectricity Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Active control of magnetoresistance of organic spin valves using ferroelectricity Authors: Sun, Da-Li [1] ; Xu, Xiaoshan [1] ; Jiang, Lu [1] ; Guo, Hangwen [1] ; Lee, Ho Nyung [1] ; Snijders, Paul C [1] ; Ward, Thomas Zac [1] ; Gai, Zheng [1] ; Zhang, Xiaoguang [1] ; Shen, Jian [2] + Show Author Affiliations ORNL

  15. Rig-activity services use various methods to track drilling activity

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    Gaddy, D.E.

    1997-09-22

    Published rig-activity reports can be confusing because of the various methods used to track and record information. Different collection methods can also produce a wide disparity in data. For instance, Rlprs assigns dedicated personnel to contact contractors and operators for activity reports, while Hughes uses its field sales network to gather information. Rlprs` primary business function is to obtain information on rig activity, while Hughes`s primary business function is to market drill bits. These examples show why it is important to known how rig-activity data are collected and compiled. The following report summarizes how six reporting services collect information, define rig activity, distribute information, and cover markets. The different methods affect data sets and apparent trends.

  16. Studies of the regeneration of activated bauxite used as granular...

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    Authors: Lee, S H.D. ; Smith, S D ; Swift, W M ; Johnson, I Publication Date: 1981-05-01 OSTI Identifier: 6072571 Report Number(s): ANLCENFE-81-1 ON: DE81030192 DOE Contract ...

  17. Using DFT Methods to Study Activators in Optical Materials

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    Du, Mao-Hua

    2015-08-17

    Density functional theory (DFT) calculations of various activators (ranging from transition metal ions, rare-earth ions, ns2 ions, to self-trapped and dopant-bound excitons) in phosphors and scintillators are reviewed. As a single-particle ground-state theory, DFT calculations cannot reproduce the experimentally observed optical spectra, which involve transitions between multi-electronic states. However, DFT calculations can generally provide sufficiently accurate structural relaxation and distinguish different hybridization strengths between an activator and its ligands in different host compounds. This is important because the activator-ligand interaction often governs the trends in luminescence properties in phosphors and scintillators, and can be used to search for new materials. DFT calculations of the electronic structure of the host compound and the positions of the activator levels relative to the host band edges in scintillators are also important for finding optimal host-activator combinations for high light yields and fast scintillation response. Mn4+ activated red phosphors, scintillators activated by Ce3+, Eu2+, Tl+, and excitons are shown as examples of using DFT calculations in phosphor and scintillator research.

  18. Using DFT Methods to Study Activators in Optical Materials

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    Du, Mao-Hua

    2015-08-17

    Density functional theory (DFT) calculations of various activators (ranging from transition metal ions, rare-earth ions, ns2 ions, to self-trapped and dopant-bound excitons) in phosphors and scintillators are reviewed. As a single-particle ground-state theory, DFT calculations cannot reproduce the experimentally observed optical spectra, which involve transitions between multi-electronic states. However, DFT calculations can generally provide sufficiently accurate structural relaxation and distinguish different hybridization strengths between an activator and its ligands in different host compounds. This is important because the activator-ligand interaction often governs the trends in luminescence properties in phosphors and scintillators, and can be used to search for new materials.more » DFT calculations of the electronic structure of the host compound and the positions of the activator levels relative to the host band edges in scintillators are also important for finding optimal host-activator combinations for high light yields and fast scintillation response. Mn4+ activated red phosphors, scintillators activated by Ce3+, Eu2+, Tl+, and excitons are shown as examples of using DFT calculations in phosphor and scintillator research.« less

  19. Property:Project Start Date | Open Energy Information

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    Activities and events provide Residential Network members the opportunity to discuss similar needs and challenges, and to collectively identify effective strategies and useful resources.

  1. Reprocessing of used tires into activated carbon and other products

    SciTech Connect

    Teng, H.; Serio, M.A.; Wojtowicz, M.A.; Bassilakis, R.; Solomon, P.R.

    1995-09-01

    Landfilling used tires which are generated each year in the US is increasingly becoming an unacceptable solution. A better approach, from an environmental and economic standpoint, is to thermally reprocess the tires into valuable products such as activated carbon, other solid carbon forms (carbon black, graphite, and carbon fibers), and liquid fuels. In this study, high surface area activated carbons (> 800 m{sup 2}/g solid product) were produced in relatively high yields by pyrolysis of tires at up to 900 C, followed by activation in CO{sub 2} at the same temperature. The surface areas of these materials are comparable with those of commercial activated carbons. The efficiency of the activation process (gain in specific surface area/loss in mass) was greatest (up to 138 m{sup 2}/g original tire) when large pieces of tire material were used ({approximately} 170 mg). Oxygen pretreatment of tires was found to enhance both the yield and the surface area of the carbon product. High-pressure treatment of tires at low temperatures (< 400 C) is an alternative approach if the recovery of carbon black or fuel oils is the primary objective.

  2. Silicon particles use light to activate cells | Argonne National Laboratory

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    Silicon particles use light to activate cells Share Topic Programs Synchrotron radiation Biostructures Browse By - Any - General Argonne Information Energy -Energy efficiency --Vehicles ---Alternative fuels ---Automotive engineering ---Diesel ---Electric drive technology ---Hybrid & electric vehicles ---Hydrogen & fuel cells ---Internal combustion ---Powertrain research --Building design ---Construction --Manufacturing -Energy sources --Renewable energy ---Bioenergy ---Solar energy

  3. Quantitative genetic activity graphical profiles for use in chemical evaluation

    SciTech Connect

    Waters, M.D.; Stack, H.F.; Garrett, N.E.; Jackson, M.A.

    1990-12-31

    A graphic approach, terms a Genetic Activity Profile (GAP), was developed to display a matrix of data on the genetic and related effects of selected chemical agents. The profiles provide a visual overview of the quantitative (doses) and qualitative (test results) data for each chemical. Either the lowest effective dose or highest ineffective dose is recorded for each agent and bioassay. Up to 200 different test systems are represented across the GAP. Bioassay systems are organized according to the phylogeny of the test organisms and the end points of genetic activity. The methodology for producing and evaluating genetic activity profile was developed in collaboration with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Data on individual chemicals were compiles by IARC and by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Data are available on 343 compounds selected from volumes 1-53 of the IARC Monographs and on 115 compounds identified as Superfund Priority Substances. Software to display the GAPs on an IBM-compatible personal computer is available from the authors. Structurally similar compounds frequently display qualitatively and quantitatively similar profiles of genetic activity. Through examination of the patterns of GAPs of pairs and groups of chemicals, it is possible to make more informed decisions regarding the selection of test batteries to be used in evaluation of chemical analogs. GAPs provided useful data for development of weight-of-evidence hazard ranking schemes. Also, some knowledge of the potential genetic activity of complex environmental mixtures may be gained from an assessment of the genetic activity profiles of component chemicals. The fundamental techniques and computer programs devised for the GAP database may be used to develop similar databases in other disciplines. 36 refs., 2 figs.

  4. Investigation of Charge Transfer Mechanisms on Redox Active Polymers Using

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    RDE and SECM - Joint Center for Energy Storage Research November 9, 2015, Research Highlights Investigation of Charge Transfer Mechanisms on Redox Active Polymers Using RDE and SECM Generalized schematic explaining three potential chemical steps that precede electron transfer for a RAP. RDE and SECM experiments were used to elucidate an electrochemical mechanism and the kinetics of electron transfer for RAPs. Scientific Achievement This study is a first step to evaluate rate determining

  5. The use of white-rot fungi as active biofilters

    SciTech Connect

    Braun-Luellemann, A.; Johannes, C.; Majcherczyk, A.; Huettermann, A.

    1995-12-31

    White-rot fungi, growing on lignocellulosic substrates, have been successfully used as active organisms in biofilters. Filters using these fungi have a very high biological active surface area, allowing for high degrees of retention, a comparatively low pressure drop, and a high physical stability. The unspecific action of the extracellular enzymes of the white-rot fungi allows for the degradation of a wide variety of substances by the same organism. Degradation of several compounds in the gas phase by the white-rot fungi Trametes versicolor, Pleurotus ostreatus, Bjerkandera adusta, and Phanerochaete chrysosporium was tested. Among the aromatic solvents, styrene was the compound that was most readily degraded, followed by ethylbenzene, xylenes, and toluene. Tetrahydrofuran and dichloromethane were also degraded, whereas dioxane could not be attacked by fungi under the conditions used. Acrylonitrile and aniline were degraded very well, whereas pyridine was resistant to degradation. The process for removing styrene is now in the scaling-up stage.

  6. Secondary solvent cleanup using activated alumina: Laboratory development

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    Mailen, J.C.

    1987-01-01

    The primary cleanup of PUREX solvent removes short-chain acidic organic degradation products effectively but leaves a variety of degradation products. These materials cause problems with phase separation and retention of cations. A process using activated alumina to remove secondary degradation products received laboratory development at Oak Ridge National Laboratory using Savannah River Plant and Idaho Chemical Processing plant solvents, was further developed at Savannah River Laboratory using SRP solvent, and was tested at full scale at SRP. This paper describes the development at ORNL. 6 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab.

  7. Nuclear Speed-Dating | Department of Energy

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    Nuclear Speed-Dating Nuclear Speed-Dating March 10, 2015 - 10:48am Addthis Photo courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory. Photo courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory. Pat Adams Pat Adams Digital Content Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Nuclear Speed-Dating The future of nuclear energy needs smart, creative thinkers. That's why more than 120 experts met up last week to "speed-date" each other's ideas. Storified by Energy Department * Tue, Mar 10 2015 15:28:50 Nuclear Wetlands * James

  8. Categorical Exclusion (CX) Determinations By Date | Department...

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    CX(s) Applied: DOEEA-1914 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Date: 072815 Location(s): CO Office(s): Golden Field Office July 21, 2015 CX-100313...

  9. Transparent selective illumination means suitable for use in optically activated electrical switches and optically activated electrical switches constructed using same

    DOEpatents

    Wilcox, R.B.

    1991-09-10

    A planar transparent light conducting means and an improved optically activated electrical switch made using the novel light conducting means are disclosed. The light conducting means further comprise light scattering means on one or more opposite planar surfaces thereof to transmit light from the light conducting means into adjacent media and reflective means on other surfaces of the light conducting means not containing the light scattering means. The optically activated electrical switch comprises at least two stacked photoconductive wafers, each having electrodes formed on both surfaces thereof, and separated by the planar transparent light conducting means. The light scattering means on the light conducting means face surfaces of the wafers not covered by the electrodes to transmit light from the light conducting means into the photoconductive wafers to uniformly illuminate and activate the switch. 11 figures.

  10. Transparent selective illumination means suitable for use in optically activated electrical switches and optically activated electrical switches constructed using same

    DOEpatents

    Wilcox, Russell B.

    1991-01-01

    A planar transparent light conducting means and an improved optically activated electrical switch made using the novel light conducting means are disclosed. The light conducting means further comprise light scattering means on one or more opposite planar surfaces thereof to transmit light from the light conducting means into adjacent media and reflective means on other surfaces of the light conducting means not containing the light scattering means. The optically activated electrical switch comprises at least two stacked photoconductive wafers, each having electrodes formed on both surfaces thereof, and separated by the planar transparent light conducting means. The light scattering means on the light conducting means face surfaces of the wafers not covered by the electrodes to transmit light from the light conducting means into the photoconductive wafers to uniformly illuminate and activate the switch.

  11. Active Well Counting Using New PSD Plastic Detectors

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    Hausladen, Paul; Newby, Jason; McElroy, Robert Dennis

    2015-11-01

    This report presents results and analysis from a series of proof-of-concept measurements to assess the suitability of segmented detectors constructed from Eljen EJ-299-34 PSD-plastic scintillator with pulse-shape discrimination capability for the purposes of quantifying uranium via active neutron coincidence counting. Present quantification of bulk uranium materials for international safeguards and domestic materials control and accounting relies on active neutron coincidence counting systems, such as the Active Well Coincidence Counter (AWCC) and the Uranium Neutron Coincidence Collar (UNCL), that use moderated He-3 proportional counters along with necessarily low-intensity 241Am(Li) neutron sources. Scintillation-based fast-neutron detectors are a potentially superior technology to the existing AWCC and UNCL designs due to their spectroscopic capability and their inherently short neutron coincidence times that largely eliminate random coincidences and enable interrogation by stronger sources. One of the past impediments to the investigation and adoption of scintillation counters for the purpose of quantifying bulk uranium was the commercial availability of scintillators having the necessary neutron-gamma pulse-shape discrimination properties only as flammable liquids. Recently, Eljen EJ-299-34 PSD-plastic scintillator became commercially available. The present work is the first assessment of an array of PSD-plastic detectors for the purposes of quantifying bulk uranium. The detector panel used in the present work was originally built as the focal plane for a fast-neutron imager, but it was repurposed for the present investigation by construction of a stand to support the inner well of an AWCC immediately in front of the detector panel. The detector panel and data acquisition of this system are particularly well suited for performing active-well fast-neutron counting of LEU and HEU samples because the active detector volume is solid, the 241Am(Li) interrogating

  12. Movement of particles using sequentially activated dielectrophoretic particle trapping

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    Miles, Robin R.

    2004-02-03

    Manipulation of DNA and cells/spores using dielectrophoretic (DEP) forces to perform sample preparation protocols for polymerized chain reaction (PCR) based assays for various applications. This is accomplished by movement of particles using sequentially activated dielectrophoretic particle trapping. DEP forces induce a dipole in particles, and these particles can be trapped in non-uniform fields. The particles can be trapped in the high field strength region of one set of electrodes. By switching off this field and switching on an adjacent electrodes, particles can be moved down a channel with little or no flow.

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    4. Renewable energy consumption for non-electric use by energy-use sector and energy source, 2006 - 2010 (quadrillion Btu) Sector and Source 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total 2.776 2.987 3.369 R 3.464 3.836 Biomass 2.676 2.876 3.243 R 3.321 3.662 Biofuels 0.771 0.991 1.372 R 1.569 1.836 Biodiesel 1 0.033 0.046 0.040 R 0.042 0.034 Ethanol 2 0.453 0.569 0.800 0.910 1.060 Losses and Co-products 0.285 0.377 0.532 0.617 0.742 Biodiesel Feedstock 3 * 0.001 0.001 0.001 0.001 Ethanol Feedstock 4 0.285

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    6. Waste energy consumption by type of waste and energy-use sector, 2010 (trillion Btu) Electric Utilities Independent Power Producers Total 36 169 17 247 469 Landfill Gas 3 107 10 93 213 MSW Biogenic 1 28 4 3 130 165 Other Biomass 2 5 59 4 23 91 MSW = Municipal Solid Waste. 1 Includes paper and paper board, wood, food, leather, textiles and yard trimmings. 2 Agriculture byproducts/crops, sludge waste, and other biomass solids, liquids and gases. Note: Totals may not equal sum of components due

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    7. Industrial biomass energy consumption and electricity net generation by industry and energy source, 2010 Total For Electricity For Useful Thermal Output Total Total 2,229.681 180.338 2,049.343 26,580 Agriculture, Forestry Total 18.916 3.322 15.594 225 and Mining Agricultural Byproducts/Crops 16.791 1.197 15.594 221 Other Biomass Solids 2.125 2.125 - 4 Manufacturing Total 2,084.491 177.016 1,907.475 26,355 Food and Kindred Total 27.687 1.862 25.824 220 Products Agricultural Byproducts/Crops

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    August 2013 Table 8. Electricity net generation from renewable energy by energy-use sector and energy source, 2006 - 2010 (thousand kilowatthours) Sector/Source 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total 385,771,908 352,747,486 380,932,388 417,723,797 427,376,076 Biomass 54,860,621 55,538,578 55,033,612 54,492,734 56,089,366 Waste 16,098,525 16,524,554 17,733,759 18,442,596 18,917,207 Landfill Gas 5,677,040 6,157,750 7,156,340 7,924,211 8,376,703 MSW Biogenic 1 8,477,571 8,303,838 8,096,801 8,057,613

  1. Next Release Date: August 2013

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    Table 2. Renewable energy consumption by energy-use sector and energy source, 2006 - 2010 (quadrillion Btu) Sector and Source 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total 6.649 6.523 R 7.186 R 7.600 8.090 Biomass 3.267 3.474 3.849 R 3.912 4.294 Biofuels 0.771 0.991 1.372 R 1.568 1.837 Biodiesel 1 0.033 0.046 0.040 R 0.042 0.034 Ethanol 2 0.453 0.569 0.800 0.910 1.061 Losses and Co-products 0.285 0.377 0.532 0.617 0.742 Biodiesel Feedstock 3 * 0.001 0.001 0.001 0.001 Ethanol Feedstock 4 0.285 0.376 0.531

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    3. Renewable energy consumption for electricity generation by energy-use sector and energy source, 2006 - 2010 (quadrillion Btu) Sector and Source 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total 3.873 3.536 R 3.817 4.137 4.253 Biomass 0.591 0.598 0.606 0.592 0.630 Waste 0.241 0.245 0.267 0.272 0.281 Landfill Gas 0.076 0.080 0.094 0.100 0.106 MSW Biogenic 1 0.147 0.146 0.148 0.147 0.145 Other Biomass 2 0.018 0.019 0.024 0.025 0.030 Wood and Derived Fuels 3 0.350 0.353 0.339 0.320 0.350 Geothermal 0.145 0.145

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    A1. Other non-renewable energy consumption by energy-use sector and energy source, 2006 - 2010 (quadrillion Btu) Sector and Source 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total R 0.258 0.276 0.248 R 0.265 0.275 Commercial 0.021 0.017 0.021 0.022 0.022 MSW Non-Biogenic 1 0.020 0.017 0.021 0.022 0.022 Other Non-Biogenic 2 * 0.001 * * * Industrial R 0.113 0.135 R 0.097 R 0.119 0.129 MSW Non-Biogenic 1 0.005 0.004 0.002 0.003 0.003 Other Non-Biogenic 2 R 0.108 0.130 R 0.095 R 0.116 0.126 Electric Power 3 0.125

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    A2. Other non-renewable net electricity generation by energy-use sector and energy source, 2006 - 2010 (thousand kilowatthours) Sector and Source 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total 12,974,399 12,231,131 11,803,665 11,928,334 12,855,342 Commercial 758,464 764,083 719,532 841,850 834,069 MSW Non-Biogenic 1 751,077 756,260 715,716 820,737 810,045 Other Non-Biogenic 2 7,388 7,823 3,815 21,113 24,024 Industrial 5,103,173 4,690,087 4,124,817 4,457,306 5,213,564 MSW Non-Biogenic 1 27,138 31,258 - - - Other

  5. Deriving stellar inclination of slow rotators using stellar activity

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    Dumusque, X.

    2014-12-01

    Stellar inclination is an important parameter for many astrophysical studies. Although different techniques allow us to estimate stellar inclination for fast rotators, it becomes much more difficult when stars are rotating slower than ?2-2.5 km s{sup 1}. By using the new activity simulation SOAP 2.0 which can reproduce the photometric and spectroscopic variations induced by stellar activity, we are able to fit observations of solar-type stars and derive their inclination. For HD 189733, we estimate the stellar inclination to be i=84{sub ?20}{sup +6} deg, which implies a star-planet obliquity of ?=4{sub ?4}{sup +18} considering previous measurements of the spin-orbit angle. For ? Cen B, we derive an inclination of i=45{sub ?19}{sup +9}, which implies that the rotational spin of the star is not aligned with the orbital spin of the ? Cen binary system. In addition, assuming that ? Cen Bb is aligned with its host star, no transit would occur. The inclination of ? Cen B can be measured using 40 radial-velocity measurements, which is remarkable given that the projected rotational velocity of the star is smaller than 1.15 km s{sup 1}.

  6. Source localization of brain activity using helium-free interferometer

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    Dammers, Jürgen Chocholacs, Harald; Eich, Eberhard; Boers, Frank; Faley, Michael; Dunin-Borkowski, Rafal E.; Jon Shah, N.

    2014-05-26

    To detect extremely small magnetic fields generated by the human brain, currently all commercial magnetoencephalography (MEG) systems are equipped with low-temperature (low-T{sub c}) superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) sensors that use liquid helium for cooling. The limited and increasingly expensive supply of helium, which has seen dramatic price increases recently, has become a real problem for such systems and the situation shows no signs of abating. MEG research in the long run is now endangered. In this study, we report a MEG source localization utilizing a single, highly sensitive SQUID cooled with liquid nitrogen only. Our findings confirm that localization of neuromagnetic activity is indeed possible using high-T{sub c} SQUIDs. We believe that our findings secure the future of this exquisitely sensitive technique and have major implications for brain research and the developments of cost-effective multi-channel, high-T{sub c} SQUID-based MEG systems.

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  9. Used fuel disposition campaign international activities implementation plan.

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    Nutt, W. M. (Nuclear Engineering Division)

    2011-06-29

    The management of used nuclear fuel and nuclear waste is required for any country using nuclear energy. This includes the storage, transportation, and disposal of low and intermediate level waste (LILW), used nuclear fuel (UNF), and high level waste (HLW). The Used Fuel Disposition Campaign (UFDC), within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Office of Fuel Cycle Technology (FCT), is responsible for conducting research and development pertaining to the management of these materials in the U.S. Cooperation and collaboration with other countries would be beneficial to both the U.S. and other countries through information exchange and a broader participation of experts in the field. U.S. participation in international UNF and HLW exchanges leads to safe management of nuclear materials, increased security through global oversight, and protection of the environment worldwide. Such interactions offer the opportunity to develop consensus on policy, scientific, and technical approaches. Dialogue to address common technical issues helps develop an internationally recognized foundation of sound science, benefiting the U.S. and participating countries. The UNF and HLW management programs in nuclear countries are at different levels of maturity. All countries utilizing nuclear power must store UNF, mostly in wet storage, and HLW for those countries that reprocess UNF. Several countries either utilize or plan to utilize dry storage systems for UNF, perhaps for long periods of time (several decades). Geologic disposal programs are at various different states, ranging from essentially 'no progress' to selected sites and pending license applications to regulators. The table below summarizes the status of UNF and HLW management programs in several countriesa. Thus, the opportunity exists to collaborate at different levels ranging from providing expertise to those countries 'behind' the U.S. to obtaining access to information and expertise from those

  10. Home Energy Score: Analysis & Improvements to Date

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    Home Energy Score: Analysis & Improvements to Date, a presentation from the U.S. Department of Energy, by Joan Glickman Senior Advisor/Program Manager, Home Energy Score, July 24, 2012.

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  20. Willard Libby, Radiocarbon, and Carbon Dating

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    Willard Libby, Radiocarbon, and Carbon Dating Resources with Additional Information * Radiocarbon Dating Willard Libby Courtesy UCLA Photography 'Scientific discoveries of various magnitudes are constantly occurring in myriad fields of study. It is a rarity, however, to make a breakthrough that not only has an impact on an individual field but also revolutionizes scientific thought across multiple disciplines. Willard Frank Libby accomplished this feat. Libby first proposed his idea of carbon

  1. Optical ordance system for use in explosive ordnance disposal activities

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    Merson, J.A.; Salas, F.J.; Helsel, F.M.

    1994-01-01

    A portable hand-held solid state rod laser system and an optically-ignited detonator have been developed for use in explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) activities. Laser prototypes from Whittaker Ordnance and Universal Propulsion have been tested and evaluated. The optical detonator contains 2-(5 cyanotetrazolato) pentaamine cobalt III perchlorate (CP) as the DDT column and the explosive Octahydro 1, 3, 5, 7 -- tetranitro -- 1, 3, 5, 7 -- tetrazocine (HMX) as the output charge. The laser is designed to have an output of 150 mJ in a 500 microsecond pulse. This output allows firing through 2000 meters of optical fiber. The detonator can also be ignited with a portable laser diode source through a shorter length of fiber.

  2. Characterization of a sustainable sulfur polymer concrete using activated fillers

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    Moon, Juhyuk; Kalb, Paul D.; Milian, Laurence; Northrup, Paul A.

    2016-01-02

    Sulfur polymer concrete (SPC) is a thermoplastic composite concrete consisting of chemically modified sulfur polymer and aggregates. This study focused on the characterization of a new SPC that has been developed as a sustainable construction material. It is made from industrial by-product sulfur that is modified with activated fillers of fly ash, petroleum refinery residual oil, and sand. Unlike conventional sulfur polymer cements made using dicyclopentadiene as a chemical modifier, the use of inexpensive industrial by-products enables the new SPC to cost-effectively produce sustainable, low-carbon, thermoplastic binder that can compete with conventional hydraulic cement concretes. A series of characterization analysesmore » was conducted including thermal analysis, X-ray diffraction, and spatially-resolved Xray absorption spectroscopy to confirm the polymerization of sulfur induced from the presence of the oil. In addition, mechanical testing, internal pore structure analysis, and scanning electron microscope studies evaluate the performance of this new SPC as a sustainable construction material with a reduced environmental impact.« less

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    Department of Energy Save the Date! Earth Day's 45th anniversary is on April 22, 2015 Save the Date! Earth Day's 45th anniversary is on April 22, 2015 April 20, 2015 - 8:26am Addthis Save the Date! Earth Day’s 45th anniversary is on April 22, 2015 Save the Date! Earth Day's 45th anniversary is on April 22, 2015. The celebration will showcase interactive, eco-friendly exhibits and activities to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage sustainability. As in years past, the

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  8. Photothermally activated motion and ignition using aluminum nanoparticles

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    Abboud, Jacques E.; Chong Xinyuan; Zhang Mingjun; Zhang Zhili; Jiang Naibo; Roy, Sukesh; Gord, James R.

    2013-01-14

    The aluminum nanoparticles (Al NPs) are demonstrated to serve as active photothermal media, to enhance and control local photothermal energy deposition via the photothermal effect activated by localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) and amplified by Al NPs oxidation. The activation source is a 2-AA-battery-powered xenon flash lamp. The extent of the photothermally activated movement of Al NPs can be {approx}6 mm. Ignition delay can be {approx}0.1 ms. Both scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy measurements of motion-only and after-ignition products confirm significant Al oxidation occurs through sintering and bursting after the flash exposure. Simulations suggest local heat generation is enhanced by LSPR. The positive-feedback effects from the local heat generation amplified by Al oxidation produce a large increase in local temperature and pressure, which enhances movement and accelerates ignition.

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    NEJC Save the Date (English) 2014 NEJC Save the Date (English) 2014 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program Save the Date, March 26 to 28, 2014 Save the Date (English) (3.38 MB) More Documents & Publications 2017 EJ Save the Date EIS-0333: Draft Environmental Impact Statement ITP Aluminum: Technical Working Group on Inert Anode Technologies

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  17. Activation of molecular catalysts using semiconductor quantum dots

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    Meyer, Thomas J.; Sykora, Milan; Klimov, Victor I.

    2011-10-04

    Photocatalytic materials based on coupling of semiconductor nanocrystalline quantum dots (NQD) and molecular catalysts. These materials have capability to drive or catalyze non-spontaneous chemical reactions in the presence of visible radiation, ultraviolet radiation, or both. The NQD functions in these materials as a light absorber and charge generator. Following light absorption, the NQD activates a molecular catalyst adsorbed on the surface of the NQD via transfer of one or more charges (either electrons or electron-holes) from the NQD to the molecular catalyst. The activated molecular catalyst can then drive a chemical reaction. A photoelectrolytic device that includes such photocatalytic materials is also described.

  18. Activated aluminum hydride hydrogen storage compositions and uses thereof

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    Sandrock, Gary; Reilly, James; Graetz, Jason; Wegrzyn, James E.

    2010-11-23

    In one aspect, the invention relates to activated aluminum hydride hydrogen storage compositions containing aluminum hydride in the presence of, or absence of, hydrogen desorption stimulants. The invention particularly relates to such compositions having one or more hydrogen desorption stimulants selected from metal hydrides and metal aluminum hydrides. In another aspect, the invention relates to methods for generating hydrogen from such hydrogen storage compositions.

  19. Home Energy Score: Analysis & Improvements to Date

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    Home Energy Score: � Analysis & Improvements to Date � Joan Glickman Senior Advisor/Program Manager U.S. Department of Energy July 24, 2012 1 eere.energy.gov Presentation Overview 1) Background 2) Program Improvements 3) Analysis: Efficacy of Tool & Program - Asset Perturbations - Behavior Perturbations - Estimated Energy Use vs. Actual Energy Use (from utility bills) - Time Required for Assessment and Scoring - Blower Door Test Analysis 4) Next Steps & Ongoing Analysis 2

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  1. Memorandum from Daniel B. Poneman dated August 27, 2010, Strategic...

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    Supplier Information Form Date: New Revision Interested suppliers may complete and submit a Supplier Information Form to be included into LANS' vendor database. Suppliers are advised that there is no guarantee any solicitations or awards will be sent to Supplier by submitting a Supplier Information Form; however, in the event a solicitation is sent to the Supplier from an LANS Procurement Official, then a more formal quotation/offer may be required. Legal Business Name: D/B/A: (if applicable)

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    Submission Date November 2016 Exploiting Mie Scattering in KAZR Radial Velocities to Retrieve Air Motion and DSDs ARM ASR Williams, C. R. Potential of Higher-order Radar Moments and Slopes for Observing Arctic Ice Clouds ARM Maahn, M., Loehnert, U. Deep Convective Vertical Velocity Insights from ARM Profilers in the Amazon ARM ASR Giangrande, S. Impacts of the Manaus Pollution Plume on the Microphysical Properties of Amazonian Warm-Phase C ARM ASR Machado, L. A., Cecchini, M. A. October 2016 A

  10. WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM NOTICE 16-XX EFFECTIVE DATE:

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    6-XX EFFECTIVE DATE: SUBJECT: WEATHERIZATION OF RENTAL UNITS - Applicable to single family and multifamily dwellings PURPOSE: To provide Grantees with updated guidance on weatherizing rental units in the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). DOE has answered specific questions from Grantees related to the weatherization of rental units, whether single family building or multifamily dwellings, over a number of years. However, the responses to these questions have not been put forth in

  11. Electricity Use as an Indicator of U.S. Economic Activity

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    Electricity Use as an Indicator of U.S. Economic Activity Vipin Arora and Jozef Lieskovsky ... resurrection of an old idea: electricity use as an indicator of U.S. economic activity. ...

  12. Save the Date for the 2016 Energy Exchange | Department of Energy

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    Save the Date for the 2016 Energy Exchange Save the Date for the 2016 Energy Exchange Save the Date for the 2016 Energy Exchange August 9-11, 2016, Rhode Island Convention Center The 2016 Energy Exchange in Providence, Rhode Island, will provide training to energy managers and sustainability professionals who are working to improve facility performance, advance the use of renewable energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at federal sites. ee_logo.png Connect with us Contact the Energy

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    Solar Thermal Manufacturing Activities Release Date: December 2010 | Next Release Date: ... Year: (PDF) 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1993 Go Overview Total shipments26 of solar ...

  14. Active Transport of Nanomaterials Using Motor Proteins -Final Report

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    Hess, Henry

    2005-09-01

    During the six months of funding we have focused first on the completion of the research begun at the University of Washington in the previous funding cycle. Specifically, we developed a method to polymerize oriented networks of microtubules on lithographically patterned surfaces (M.S. thesis Robert Doot). The properties of active transport have been studied detail, yielding insights into the dispersion mechanisms (Nitta et al.). The assembly of multifunctional structures with a microtubule core has been investigated (Ramachandran et al.). Isaac Luria (B.S. in physics, U. of Florida 2005) worked on the directed assembly of nanoscale, non-equilibrium structures as a summer intern. He is now a graduate student in my group at the University of Florida. T. Nitta and H. Hess: Dispersion in Active Transport by Kinesin-Powered Molecular Shuttles, Nano Letters, 5, 1337-1342 (2005) S. Ramachandran, K.-H. Ernst, G. D. Bachand, V. Vogel, H. Hess*: Selective Loading of Kinesin-Powered Molecular Shuttles with Protein Cargo and its Application to Biosensing, submitted to Small (2005)

  15. Publication Dates | MIT-Harvard Center for Excitonics

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    Publication Dates 9.25.2014 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

  16. TT Coordinator Ltr dated May 13 2010 | Department of Energy

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    TT Coordinator Ltr dated May 13 2010 TT Coordinator Ltr dated May 13 2010 TT Coordinator Ltr dated May 13 2010 TT_Coordinator_Ltr_dated_May_13_2010.pdf (13.89 KB) More Documents & Publications Technology Partnership Ombudsman - Roles, Responsibilities, Authorities and Accountabilities Technology Partnership Ombudsman - Roles, Responsibilities, Authorities and Accountabilities OHA 2014 ANNUAL REPORT

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    Updated: 06/11/2015 Date Time Event Description/Participants Location Point of Contact 11 thru 12 All Day Meeting Todd Allen, deputy director of Science and Technology at INL, has been invited to speak at the Idaho Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE) annual meeting. Coeur d'Alene, ID Sara Prentice, 526-9591 18 9:00 AM Education Outreach Approximately 50 iSTEM students and instructors will tour various INL Idaho Falls facilities Idaho Falls, ID INL Tours Office, 526-0050 23 All Day Meeting

  18. Engineered enzymatically active bacteriophages and methods of uses thereof

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    Collins, James J; Kobayashi, Hideki; Kearn, Mads; Araki, Michihiro; Friedland, Ari; Lu, Timothy Kuan-Ta

    2012-05-22

    The present invention provides engineered bacteriophages that express at least one biofilm degrading enzyme on their surface and uses thereof for degrading bacterial biofilms. The invention also provides genetically engineered bacteriophages expressing the biofilm degrading enzymes and proteins necessary for the phage to replicate in different naturally occurring biofilm producing bacteria. The phages of the invention allow a method of biofilm degradation by the use of one or only a few administration of the phage because the system using these phages is self perpetuating, and capable of degrading biofilm even when the concentration of bacteria within the biofilm is low.

  19. Activation

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    Emergency Response Services Activated At the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant CARLSBAD, N.M., 252014, 11:43 a.m. (MDT) - Emergency response services have been activated at the Waste...

  20. Removal of carbonyl sulfide using activated carbon adsorption

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    Sattler, M.L.; Rosenberk, R.S. [University of Texas, Arlington, TX (United States). Dept. for Civil & Environmental Engineering

    2006-02-15

    Wastewater treatment plant odors are caused by compounds such as hydrogen sulfide (H{sub 2}S), methyl mercaptans, and carbonyl sulfide (COS). One of the most efficient odor control processes is activated carbon adsorption; however, very few studies have been conducted on COS adsorption. COS is not only an odor causing compound but is also listed in the Clean Air Act as a hazardous air pollutant. Objectives of this study were to determine the following: (1) the adsorption capacity of 3 different carbons for COS removal; (2) the impact of relative humidity (RH) on COS adsorption; (3) the extent of competitive adsorption of COS in the presence of H{sub 2}S; and (4) whether ammonia injection would increase COS adsorption capacity. Vapor phase react (VPR; reactivated), BPL (bituminous coal-based), and Centaur (physically modified to enhance H{sub 2}S adsorption) carbons manufactured by Calgon Carbon Corp. were tested in three laboratory-scale columns. It was found that the adsorption capacity of Centaur carbon for COS was higher than the other two carbons, regardless of RH. As humidity increased, the percentage of decrease in adsorption capacity of Centaur carbon, however, was greater than the other two carbons. The carbon adsorption capacity for COS decreased in proportion to the percentage of H{sub 2}S in the gas stream. More adsorption sites appear to be available to H{sub 2}S, a smaller molecule. Ammonia, which has been found to increase H{sub 2}S adsorption capacity, did not increase the capacity for COS.

  1. Used Fuel Disposition Campaign International Activities Implementation Plan

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    Department of Energy Disposal in Crystalline Rocks: Status and FY14 Progress Used Fuel Disposal in Crystalline Rocks: Status and FY14 Progress The objective of the Crystalline Disposal R&D work is to advance our understanding of long-term disposal of used fuel in crystalline rocks and to develop necessary experimental and computational capabilities to evaluate various disposal concepts in such media. The major accomplishments during the year include: 1) R&D plan was developed for

  2. Development of High Efficiency White Oleds Using Thermally Activated

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    | Department of Energy and Evaluation of a Sandia Cooler-based Refrigerator Condenser Development and Evaluation of a Sandia Cooler-based Refrigerator Condenser This report describes the first design of a refrigerator condenser using the Sandia Cooler, i.e. air-bearing supported rotating heat-sink impeller. The project included baseline performance testing of a residential refrigerator, analysis, and design development of a Sandia Cooler condenser assembly including a spiral channel

  3. Automated edge finishing using an active XY table

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    Loucks, Clifford S.; Starr, Gregory P.

    1993-01-01

    The disclosure is directed to an apparatus and method for automated edge finishing using hybrid position/force control of an XY table. The disclosure is particularly directed to learning the trajectory of the edge of a workpiece by "guarded moves". Machining is done by controllably moving the XY table, with the workpiece mounted thereon, along the learned trajectory with feedback from a force sensor. Other similar workpieces can be mounted, without a fixture on the XY table, located and the learned trajectory adjusted

  4. Polypeptide having beta-glucosidase activity and uses thereof

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    Schooneveld-Bergmans, Margot Elisabeth Francoise; Heijne, Wilbert Herman Marie; De Jong, Rene Marcel; Damveld, Robbertus Antonius

    2015-09-01

    The invention relates to a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2 or an amino acid sequence encoded by the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, or a variant polypeptide or variant polynucleotide thereof, wherein the variant polypeptide has at least 70% sequence identity with the sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2 or the variant polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide that has at least 70% sequence identity with the sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2. The invention features the full length coding sequence of the novel gene as well as the amino acid sequence of the full-length functional polypeptide and functional equivalents of the gene or the amino acid sequence. The invention also relates to methods for using the polypeptide in industrial processes. Also included in the invention are cells transformed with a polynucleotide according to the invention suitable for producing these proteins.

  5. Polypeptide having carbohydrate degrading activity and uses thereof

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    Schooneveld-Bergmans, Margot Elisabeth Francoise; Heijne, Wilbert Herman Marie; Vlasie, Monica Diana; Damveld, Robbertus Antonius

    2015-08-18

    The invention relates to a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2 or an amino acid sequence encoded by the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, or a variant polypeptide or variant polynucleotide thereof, wherein the variant polypeptide has at least 73% sequence identity with the sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2 or the variant polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide that has at least 73% sequence identity with the sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2. The invention features the full length coding sequence of the novel gene as well as the amino acid sequence of the full-length functional polypeptide and functional equivalents of the gene or the amino acid sequence. The invention also relates to methods for using the polypeptide in industrial processes. Also included in the invention are cells transformed with a polynucleotide according to the invention suitable for producing these proteins.

  6. Polypeptide having acetyl xylan esterase activity and uses thereof

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    Schoonneveld-Bergmans, Margot Elisabeth Francoise; Heijne, Wilbert Herman Marie; Los, Alrik Pieter

    2015-10-20

    The invention relates to a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2 or an amino acid sequence encoded by the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, or a variant polypeptide or variant polynucleotide thereof, wherein the variant polypeptide has at least 82% sequence identity with the sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2 or the variant polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide that has at least 82% sequence identity with the sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2. The invention features the full length coding sequence of the novel gene as well as the amino acid sequence of the full-length functional polypeptide and functional equivalents of the gene or the amino acid sequence. The invention also relates to methods for using the polypeptide in industrial processes. Also included in the invention are cells transformed with a polynucleotide according to the invention suitable for producing these proteins.

  7. Adv. Nuclear Solicitation Part II Due Date | Department of Energy

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    Nuclear Solicitation Part II Due Date Adv. Nuclear Solicitation Part II Due Date November 23, 2016 12:01AM to 11:59PM EST ADVANCED NUCLEAR ENERGY PROJECTS SOLICITATION PART II DUE DATE Learn more about the Advanced Nuclear

    Nuclear Solicitation Part II Due Date Adv. Nuclear Solicitation Part II Due Date October 19, 2016 12:01AM to 11:59PM EDT ADVANCED NUCLEAR ENERGY PROJECTS SOLICITATION PART II DUE DATE Learn more about the Advanced Nuclear

  8. WATER ACTIVITY DATA ASSESSMENT TO BE USED IN HANFORD WASTE SOLUBILITY CALCULATIONS

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    DISSELKAMP RS

    2011-01-06

    The purpose of this report is to present and assess water activity versus ionic strength for six solutes:sodium nitrate, sodium nitrite, sodium chloride, sodium carbonate, sodium sulfate, and potassium nitrate. Water activity is given versus molality (e.g., ionic strength) and temperature. Water activity is used to estimate Hanford crystal hydrate solubility present in the waste.

  9. Compositions comprising a polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity and a bicycle compound and uses thereof

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    Xu, Feng; Sweeney, Matthew; Quinlan, Jason

    2015-06-16

    The present invention relates to compositions comprising: a polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity and a bicyclic compound. The present invention also relates to methods of using the compositions.

  10. Syngas Generator Use for Retrofit DPF Active Regeneration on a Medium Duty Truck

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    Syngas enables low temperature in-use active regeneration of DPFs based on real-world data from a vehicle tested for over 1,000 hours

  11. Compositions comprising a polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity and a quinone compound and uses thereof

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    Quinlan, Jason; Xu, Feng; Sweeney, Matthew

    2016-03-01

    The present invention relates to compositions comprising: a polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity and a quinone compound. The present invention also relates to methods of using the compositions.

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  13. Adv. Fossil Solicitation Part I Due Date | Department of Energy

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    I Due Date Adv. Fossil Solicitation Part I Due Date November 30, 2016 12:01AM to 12:59PM EST ADVANCED FOSSIL ENERGY PROJECTS SOLICITATION PART I

  14. Adv. Fossil Solicitation Part II Due Date | Department of Energy

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    II Due Date Adv. Fossil Solicitation Part II Due Date November 30, 2016 12:01AM to 12:59PM AST ADVANCED FOSSIL ENERGY PROJECTS SOLICITATION PART II

  15. REEE Solicitation Part II Due Date | Department of Energy

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  18. Adv. Nuclear Solicitation Part II Due Date | Department of Energy

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    Adv. Nuclear Solicitation Part II Due Date Adv. Nuclear Solicitation Part II Due Date April 13, 2016 12:01AM to 11:59PM EDT ADVANCED NUCLEAR ENERGY PROJECTS SOLICITATION PART II ...

  19. POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM #04 Setting Effective Date for New Hires |

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    Department of Energy 4 Setting Effective Date for New Hires POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM #04 Setting Effective Date for New Hires The purpose of this memorandum is to establish the Department of Energy's (DOE) policy for setting effective dates for newly hired employees and to ensure uniform application among DOE Headquarters, Elements and Field Human Resources Offices. POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM #4 Setting Effective Date for New Hires (74.23 KB) Responsible Contacts Tiffany Wheeler Human

  20. Appliance Standards Program Schedule - CCE Overview and Update, dated

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    October 26, 2011 | Department of Energy dated October 26, 2011 Appliance Standards Program Schedule - CCE Overview and Update, dated October 26, 2011 This document is Appliance Standards Program Schedule & CCE Overview and Update presentation, dated 10/26/2011, presented to Energy-Efficiency Advocacy Groups doe_eeag_present2011.pdf (446.59 KB) More Documents & Publications Appliance Standards Program Schedule - CCE Overview and Update, presented at AHRI 2011 Annual Meeting, dated

  1. Key Dates | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)

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    Key Dates Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program Einstein Fellowship Home Eligibility Benefits Obligations How to Apply Key Dates Frequently Asked Questions Fellows Central Contact WDTS Home Key Dates Print Text Size: A A A FeedbackShare Page Key Dates for the 2017-2018 AEF Program Application process. On-line Application Opens August 17, 2016 Application Deadline 8:00pm EST November 17, 2016 Application Review 8 - 9 weeks Notification to Semi-Finalists [Travel

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    Key Dates DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program SCGSR Home Eligibility Benefits Participant Obligations How to Apply Information for Laboratory Scientists and Thesis Advisors Key Dates Frequently Asked Questions Contact WDTS Home Key Dates Print Text Size: A A A FeedbackShare Page The SCGSR Program Key Dates are noted below. At the submission deadline (shown in red), the online application system will close after which no additional materials will be accepted. The

  3. Adv. Nuclear Solicitation Part II Due Date | Department of Energy

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    Nuclear Solicitation Part II Due Date Adv. Nuclear Solicitation Part II Due Date November 23, 2016 12:01AM to 11:59PM EST ADVANCED NUCLEAR ENERGY PROJECTS SOLICITATION PART II DUE DATE Learn more about the Advanced Nuclear

  4. Key Dates | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)

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    Key Activities Key Activities Key Activities Bringing Innovative Manufacturing Technologies and Materials to Full "To Scale" Industrial Use Innovation is inherent in all of AMO's investment activities helping small, medium, and large manufacturers develop cutting-edge clean energy products and technology that reduce energy consumption in every stage or place it is used in industry. Built upon a foundation of strong public-private partnerships, our support of advanced manufacturing

  5. Categorical Exclusion (CX) Determinations By Date | Department...

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    Categorical Exclusion Determination Highly Active, Durable, and Ultra-low PGM NSTF Thin Film ORR Catalysts and Supports Award Number: DE-FOA-0007270 CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6...

  6. The relevance of chemical interactions with CYP17 enzyme activity: Assessment using a novel in vitro assay

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    Roelofs, Maarke J.E.; Piersma, Aldert H.; Berg, Martin van den; Duursen, Majorie B.M. van

    2013-05-01

    The steroidogenic cytochrome P450 17 (CYP17) enzyme produces dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), which is the most abundant circulating endogenous sex steroid precursor. DHEA plays a key role in e.g. sexual functioning and development. To date, no rapid screening assay for effects on CYP17 is available. In this study, a novel assay using porcine adrenal cortex microsomes (PACMs) was described. Effects of twenty-eight suggested endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) on CYP17 activity were compared with effects in the US EPA validated H295R (human adrenocorticocarcinoma cell line) steroidogenesis assay. In the PACM assay DHEA production was higher compared with the H295R assay (4.4 versus 2.2 nmol/h/mg protein). To determine the additional value of a CYP17 assay, all compounds were also tested for interaction with CYP19 (aromatase) using human placental microsomes (HPMs) and H295R cells. 62.5% of the compounds showed enzyme inhibition in at least one of the microsomal assays. Only the cAMP inducer forskolin induced CYP17 activity, while CYP19 was induced by four test compounds in the H295R assay. These effects remained unnoticed in the PACM and HPM assays. Diethylstilbestrol and tetrabromobisphenol A inhibited CYP17 but not CYP19 activity, indicating different mechanisms for the inhibition of these enzymes. From our results it becomes apparent that CYP17 can be a target for EDCs and that this interaction differs from interactions with CYP19. Our data strongly suggest that research attention should focus on validating a specific assay for CYP17 activity, such as the PACM assay, that can be included in the EDC screening battery. - Highlights: ► DHEA, produced by CYP17, plays a key role in sexual functioning and development. ► No rapid screening assay for effects on CYP17 is available yet. ► A novel assay using porcine adrenal cortex microsomes (PACMs) was described. ► Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) targeting CYP17 interact differently with CYP19. ► A

  7. NTSF Spring 2012 Save The Date! | Department of Energy

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    NTSF Spring 2012 Save The Date! NTSF Spring 2012 Save The Date! Please mark your calendar for May 15 thru 17 to attend the 2012 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Transportation Stakeholders Forum (NTSF). This year's Forum will be held at the Hilton Knoxville, which is located in the heart of the downtown business district in Knoxville, Tennessee. NTSF Spring 2012 Save The Date! (159.49 KB) More Documents & Publications NTSF Spring 2015 Save the Date NTSF Spring 2016 Save the Date NTSF

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    converter that can be used to actively cool electronic devices, concentrated photovoltaic solar cells, computers and large waste heat producing systems, while generating...

  9. Methane activation using noble gases in a dielectric barrier discharge reactor

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    Jo, Sungkwon; Hoon Lee, Dae; Seok Kang, Woo; Song, Young-Hoon

    2013-08-15

    The conversion of methane is measured in a planar-type dielectric barrier discharge reactor using three different noble gasesHe, Ne, and Aras additives. The empirical results obtained clearly indicate that methane activation is considerably affected by thy type of noble gas used. Through 0-D calculations, the discharge parameters inside the reactor, i.e., electron temperature and electron density, are estimated using experiment results. A comparison of the discharge characteristics and experimental results shows that the electron temperature is an important factor in achieving high methane activation and the mixture with Ar gas shows the highest methane conversion. These results are constructed using the mechanisms of energy and charge transfer from excited and ionized noble gas atoms to methane molecules, considering the number density of active atoms of noble gases. Finally, electron temperatures obtained for gas mixtures having different reactant compositions and concentrations are analyzed to estimate methane activation.

  10. ANALYSIS OF OUT OF DATE MCU MODIFIER LOCATED IN SRNL

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    Crawford, C.

    2014-10-22

    SRNL recently completed density measurements and chemical analyses on modifier samples stored in drums within SRNL. The modifier samples date back to 2008 and are in various quantities up to 40 gallons. Vendor information on the original samples indicates a shelf life of 5 years. There is interest in determining if samples that have been stored for more than the 5 year shelf life are still acceptable for use. The Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction Unit (MCU) Solvent component Cs-7SB [(2,2,3,3- tetraflouropropoxy)-3-(4-sec-butylphenoxy)-2-propanol, CAS #308362-88-1] is used as a diluent modifier to increase extractant solubility and provide physical characteristics necessary for diluent trimming.

  11. Save the Date! Pennsylvania Strategic Energy Management Showcase 2015 |

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    Department of Energy Save the Date! Pennsylvania Strategic Energy Management Showcase 2015 Save the Date! Pennsylvania Strategic Energy Management Showcase 2015 December 19, 2014 - 12:31pm Addthis Save the Date! Pennsylvania Strategic Energy Management Showcase 2015 Attend the Pennsylvania Strategic Energy Management Showcase on April 7, 2015, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pennsylvania, and learn about the Better Plants Program and Superior Energy Performance®

  12. FAQ's for: ENERGY STAR Verification Testing Pilot Program dated December

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    2010 | Department of Energy FAQ's for: ENERGY STAR Verification Testing Pilot Program dated December 2010 FAQ's for: ENERGY STAR Verification Testing Pilot Program dated December 2010 This document is the FAQ's for the ENERGY STAR Verification Testing Pilot Program dated December 2010 faq_final_december-2010.pdf (307.2 KB) More Documents & Publications Comment submitted by the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program DOE Verification

  13. Key Dates | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)

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    Key Dates Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) VFP Home Eligibility Benefits Participant Obligations How to Apply Key Dates Frequently Asked Questions Contact WDTS Home Key Dates Print Text Size: A A A FeedbackShare Page At the submission deadline (shown in red) the application system will close, and no materials will be accepted after the submission deadline has passed. The Application System closes at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. VFP Term: Summer 2017 On-line Application Opens October 17, 2016 Applications

  14. Project Management Expectations for Financial Assistance Activities

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    Memo on Project Management Expectations for Financial Assistance Activities from David K. Garman, dated June 23, 2006.

  15. Moisture measurement for high-level-waste tanks using copper activation probe in cone penetrometer

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    Reeder, P.L.; Stromswold, D.C.; Brodzinski, R.L.; Reeves, J.H.; Wilson, W.E.

    1995-10-01

    Laboratory tests have established the feasibility of using neutron activation of copper as a means for measuring the moisture in Hanford`s high-level radioactive waste tanks. The performance of the neutron activation technique to measure moisture is equivalent to the neutron moisture gauges or neutron logs commonly used in commercial well-logging. The principle difference is that the activation of {sup 64}Cu (t{sub 1/2} = 12.7 h) replaces the neutron counters used in moisture gauges or neutron logs. For application to highly radioactive waste tanks, the Cu activation technique has the advantage that it is insensitive to very strong gamma radiation fields or high temperatures. In addition, this technique can be deployed through tortuous paths or in confined spaces such as within the bore of a cone penetrometer. However, the results are not available in ``real-time``. The copper probe`s sensitivity to moisture was measured using simulated tank waste of known moisture content. This report describes the preparation of the simulated waste mixtures and the experiments performed to demonstrate the capabilities of the neutron activation technique. These experiments included determination of the calibration curve of count rate versus moisture content using a single copper probe, measurement of the calibration curve based on ``near-field `` to ``far-field`` counting ratios using a multiple probe technique, and profiling the activity of the copper probe as a function of the vertical height within a simulated waste barrel.

  16. 2017 EJ Save the Date | Department of Energy

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    More Documents & Publications 2014 NEJC Save the Date (English) EIS-0333: Draft Environmental Impact Statement Conference Information: 2017 National Environmental Justice ...

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    COMPLIANCE PAYROLL NUILBER PAYROLL PAYMENT DATE CONTRACT NUMBER 382246 1 411712014 ... (Tile) (1) That I pay or supervise the payment of the persons employed by Intermach, ...

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    Date: 31-DEC-64","Maryland. Univ., College Park, MD (United States)","US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)","PHYSICS; ANGULAR DISTRIBUTION; DEUTERON BEAMS; ELASTIC SCATTERING;...

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    Date Set for Closure of Russian Nuclear Weapons Plant - NNSA Is Helping Make It Happen | National Nuclear Security Administration Facebook Twitter Youtube Flickr RSS People Mission ...

  20. 2014 NEJC Save the Date (Spanish) | Department of Energy

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    More Documents & Publications 2013 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program 2014 NEJC Save the Date (English) 2015 National Environmental Justice Conference ...

  1. Microsoft Word - EIA-914 Instructions_Expiration Date 09202012...

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    ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION OMB No. 1905-0205 Washington, DC 20585 Expiration Date: 09202012 INSTRUCTIONS for FORM EIA-914 MONTHLY NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION REPORT PURPOSE...

  2. Memorandum from Paul Bosco dated May, 20, 2012, Utlization of...

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    Purchase Agreements Memorandum from Paul Bosco dated May, 20, 2012, Utlization of the General Services Administration's Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative Blanket Purchase ...

  3. Key Dates | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)

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  12. Technical documentation for the 1990 Nationwide Truck Activity and Commodity Survey Public Use File

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    The Nationwide Truck Activity and Commodity Survey (NTACS) provides detailed activity data for a sample of trucks covered in the 1987 Truck Inventory and Use Survey (TIUS) for days selected at random over a 12-month period ending in 1990. The NTACS was conducted by the US Bureau of the Census for the US Department of Transportation (DOT). A Public Use File for the NTACS was developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) under a reimbursable agreement with the DOT. The content of the Public Use File and the design of the NTACS are described in this document.

  13. Methane activation using Kr and Xe in a dielectric barrier discharge reactor

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    Jo, Sungkwon; Lee, Dae Hoon Kim, Kwan-Tae; Kang, Woo Seok; Song, Young-Hoon

    2014-10-15

    Methane has interested many researchers as a possible new energy source, but the high stability of methane causes a bottleneck in methane activation, limiting its practical utilization. To determine how to effectively activate methane using non-thermal plasma, the conversion of methane is measured in a planar-type dielectric barrier discharge reactor using three different noble gases—Ar, Kr, and Xe—as additives. In addition to the methane conversion results at various applied voltages, the discharge characteristics such as electron temperature and electron density were calculated through zero-dimensional calculations. Moreover, the threshold energies of excitation and ionization were used to distinguish the dominant particle for activating methane between electrons, excited atoms, and ionized atoms. From the experiments and calculations, the selection of the additive noble gas is found to affect not only the conversion of methane but also the selectivity of product gases even under similar electron temperature and electron density conditions.

  14. Active probing of cloud thickness and optical depth using wide-angle imaging LIDAR.

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    Love, Steven P.; Davis, A. B.; Rohde, C. A.; Tellier, L. L.; Ho, Cheng,

    2002-01-01

    At most optical wavelengths, laser light in a cloud lidar experiment is not absorbed but merely scattered out of the beam, eventually escaping the cloud via multiple scattering. There is much information available in this light scattered far from the input beam, information ignored by traditional 'on-beam' lidar. Monitoring these off-beam returns in a fully space- and time-resolved manner is the essence of our unique instrument, Wide Angle Imaging Lidar (WAIL). In effect, WAIL produces wide-field (60{sup o} full-angle) 'movies' of the scattering process and records the cloud's radiative Green functions. A direct data product of WAIL is the distribution of photon path lengths resulting from multiple scattering in the cloud. Following insights from diffusion theory, we can use the measured Green functions to infer the physical thickness and optical depth of the cloud layer. WAIL is notable in that it is applicable to optically thick clouds, a regime in which traditional lidar is reduced to ceilometry. Section 2 covers the up-to-date evolution of the nighttime WAIL instrument at LANL. Section 3 reports our progress towards daytime capability for WAIL, an important extension to full diurnal cycle monitoring by means of an ultra-narrow magneto-optic atomic line filter. Section 4 describes briefly how the important cloud properties can be inferred from WAIL signals.

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  16. Bayesian calibration of reactor neutron flux spectrum using activation detectors measurements: Application to CALIBAN reactor

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    Cartier, J.; Casoli, P.; Chappert, F.

    2013-07-01

    In this paper, we present calibration methods in order to estimate reactor neutron flux spectrum and its uncertainties by using integral activation measurements. These techniques are performed using Bayesian and MCMC framework. These methods are applied to integral activation experiments in the cavity of the CALIBAN reactor. We estimate the neutron flux and its related uncertainties. The originality of this work is that these uncertainties take into account measurements uncertainties, cross-sections uncertainties and model error. In particular, our results give a very good approximation of the total flux and indicate that neutron flux from MCNP simulation for energies above about 5 MeV seems to overestimate the 'real flux'. (authors)

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  19. 2017 Solar Decathlon Announces Dates | Department of Energy

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    7 Solar Decathlon Announces Dates 2017 Solar Decathlon Announces Dates Addthis Description Below is the text version for the "2017 Solar Decathlon Announces Dates" video. Eric Escudero, EERE Digital Team: Hi everybody, I'm Eric Escudero with the EERE digital team. We're in Denver, Colorado, near the new commuter line that connects the airport to downtown. The video shows a shot of the Denver light rail system In just over a year from now, this place will be packed with people and

  20. Prediction of cloud condensation nuclei activity for organic compounds using functional group contribution methods

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    Petters, M. D.; Kreidenweis, S. M.; Ziemann, P. J.

    2015-09-01

    A wealth of recent laboratory and field experiments demonstrate that organic aerosol composition evolves with time in the atmosphere, leading to changes in the influence of the organic fraction to cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) spectra. There is a need for tools that can realistically represent the evolution of CCN activity to better predict indirect effects of organic aerosol on clouds and climate. This work describes a model to predict the CCN activity of organic compounds from functional group composition. The model combines Khler theory with semi-empirical group contribution methods to estimate molar volumes, activity coefficients and liquid-liquid phase boundaries tomorepredict the effective hygroscopicity parameter, kappa. Model evaluation against a selected database of published laboratory measurements demonstrates that kappa can be predicted within a factor of two. Simulation of homologous series is used to identify the relative effectiveness of different functional groups in increasing the CCN activity of weakly functionalized organic compounds. Hydroxyl, carboxyl, aldehyde, hydroperoxide, carbonyl, and ether moieties promote CCN activity while methylene and nitrate moieties inhibit CCN activity. The model can be incorporated into scale-bridging testbeds such as the Generator of Explicit Chemistry and Kinetics of Organics in the Atmosphere to evaluate the evolution of kappa for a complex mix of organic compounds and to develop suitable parameterizations of CCN evolution for larger scale models.less

  1. Prediction of cloud condensation nuclei activity for organic compounds using functional group contribution methods

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    Petters, M. D.; Kreidenweis, S. M.; Ziemann, P. J.

    2016-01-19

    A wealth of recent laboratory and field experiments demonstrate that organic aerosol composition evolves with time in the atmosphere, leading to changes in the influence of the organic fraction to cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) spectra. There is a need for tools that can realistically represent the evolution of CCN activity to better predict indirect effects of organic aerosol on clouds and climate. This work describes a model to predict the CCN activity of organic compounds from functional group composition. Following previous methods in the literature, we test the ability of semi-empirical group contribution methods in Kohler theory to predict themore » effective hygroscopicity parameter, kappa. However, in our approach we also account for liquid–liquid phase boundaries to simulate phase-limited activation behavior. Model evaluation against a selected database of published laboratory measurements demonstrates that kappa can be predicted within a factor of 2. Simulation of homologous series is used to identify the relative effectiveness of different functional groups in increasing the CCN activity of weakly functionalized organic compounds. Hydroxyl, carboxyl, aldehyde, hydroperoxide, carbonyl, and ether moieties promote CCN activity while methylene and nitrate moieties inhibit CCN activity. Furthermore, the model can be incorporated into scale-bridging test beds such as the Generator of Explicit Chemistry and Kinetics of Organics in the Atmosphere (GECKO-A) to evaluate the evolution of kappa for a complex mix of organic compounds and to develop suitable parameterizations of CCN evolution for larger-scale models.« less

  2. Prediction of cloud condensation nuclei activity for organic compounds using functional group contribution methods

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    Petters, M. D.; Kreidenweis, S. M.; Ziemann, P. J.

    2016-01-19

    A wealth of recent laboratory and field experiments demonstrate that organic aerosol composition evolves with time in the atmosphere, leading to changes in the influence of the organic fraction to cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) spectra. There is a need for tools that can realistically represent the evolution of CCN activity to better predict indirect effects of organic aerosol on clouds and climate. This work describes a model to predict the CCN activity of organic compounds from functional group composition. Following previous methods in the literature, we test the ability of semi-empirical group contribution methods in Köhler theory to predict themore » effective hygroscopicity parameter, kappa. However, in our approach we also account for liquid–liquid phase boundaries to simulate phase-limited activation behavior. Model evaluation against a selected database of published laboratory measurements demonstrates that kappa can be predicted within a factor of 2. Simulation of homologous series is used to identify the relative effectiveness of different functional groups in increasing the CCN activity of weakly functionalized organic compounds. Hydroxyl, carboxyl, aldehyde, hydroperoxide, carbonyl, and ether moieties promote CCN activity while methylene and nitrate moieties inhibit CCN activity. The model can be incorporated into scale-bridging test beds such as the Generator of Explicit Chemistry and Kinetics of Organics in the Atmosphere (GECKO-A) to evaluate the evolution of kappa for a complex mix of organic compounds and to develop suitable parameterizations of CCN evolution for larger-scale models.« less

  3. Cellulase variants with improved expression, activity and stability, and use thereof

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    Aehle, Wolfgang; Bott, Richard R; Bower, Benjamin; Caspi, Jonathan; Estell, David A; Goedegebuur, Frits; Hommes, Ronaldus W.J.; Kaper, Thijs; Kelemen, Bradley; Kralj, Slavko; Van Lieshout, Johan; Nikolaev, Igor; Van Stigt Thans, Sander; Wallace, Louise; Vogtentanz, Gudrun; Sandgren, Mats

    2014-03-25

    The present disclosure relates to cellulase variants. In particular the present disclosure relates to cellulase variants having improved expression, activity and/or stability. Also described are nucleic acids encoding the cellulase variants, compositions comprising the cellulase variants, and methods of use thereof.

  4. Adsorption of basic Red 46 using sea mango (Cerbera odollam) based activated carbon

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    Azmi, Nur Azira Iqlima; Zainudin, Nor Fauziah; Ali, Umi Fazara Md

    2015-05-15

    Sea mango or Cerbera Odollam is another source of carbonaceous material that can be found abundantly in Malaysia. In this research, it is used as a new agricultural source of activated carbon. Sea mango activated carbon was prepared by chemical activation using potassium hydroxide (KOH). The sea mango was soaked in KOH at impregnation ratio of 1:1 and followed by carbonization at temperature of 600°C for 1 hour. The sample was then characterized using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) for surface morphology, while Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) was used to study the surface area. The result shown that sea mango activated carbon (SMAC) developed new pores on its surface and the BET surface area measured was 451.87 m{sup 2}/g. The SMAC performance was then tested for the removal of Basic Red 46 in batch process. The removal of Basic Red 46 (50 mg/L, natural pH, 0.1 g SMAC) was more than 99% in 15 minutes where it reached equilibrium in 30 minutes.

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  16. NTSF Spring 2013 Save The Date | Department of Energy

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    Services » Waste Management » Packaging and Transportation » National Transportation Stakeholders Forum » National Transportation Stakeholders Forum (NTSF) Charter » NTSF Spring 2013 Save The Date NTSF Spring 2013 Save The Date Please mark your calendar to attend the next meeting of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Transportation Stakeholders Forum (NTSF) scheduled for May 14-16, 2013. This annual event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, located near the downtown business

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    Save Date Night Save Energy, Save Date Night February 11, 2013 - 1:42pm Addthis Saving energy allows you to spend that money elsewhere. Saving energy allows you to spend that money elsewhere. John Chu John Chu Communications Specialist with the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy How can I participate? Follow these tips to save energy and money this Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day. For many couples, it means cards, flowers, and prix fixe candlelight dinners. It also means for many

  18. Detection of protease and protease activity using a single nanoscrescent SERS probe

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    Liu, Gang L.; Ellman, Jonathan A.; Lee, Luke P.; Chen, Fanqing Frank

    2013-01-29

    This invention pertains to the in vitro detection of proteases using a single peptide-conjugate nanocrescent surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) probes with at least nanomolar sensitivity. The probe enables detection of proteolytic activity in extremely small volume and at low concentration. In certain embodiments the probes comprise an indicator for the detection of an active protease, where the indicator comprises a nanocrescent attached to a peptide, where said peptide comprises a recognition site for the protease and a Raman tag attached to the peptide.

  19. Instrument Qualification of Custom Fabricated Water Activity Meter for Hot Cell Use

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    McCoskey, Jacob K.

    2014-01-22

    This report describes a custom fabricated water activity meter and the results of the qualification of this meter as described in the laboratory test plan LAB-PLN-11-00012, Testing and Validation of an Enhanced Acquisition and Control System. It was calibrated against several NaOH solutions of varying concentrations to quantify the accuracy and precision of the instrument at 20 °C and 60 °C. Also, a schematic and parts list of the equipment used to make the water activity meter will be presented in this report.

  20. Detection and Analysis of Threats to the Energy Sector: DATES

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    Alfonso Valdes

    2010-03-31

    This report summarizes Detection and Analysis of Threats to the Energy Sector (DATES), a project sponsored by the United States Department of Energy and performed by a team led by SRI International, with collaboration from Sandia National Laboratories, ArcSight, Inc., and Invensys Process Systems. DATES sought to advance the state of the practice in intrusion detection and situational awareness with respect to cyber attacks in energy systems. This was achieved through adaptation of detection algorithms for process systems as well as development of novel anomaly detection techniques suited for such systems into a detection suite. These detection components, together with third-party commercial security systems, were interfaced with the commercial Security Information Event Management (SIEM) solution from ArcSight. The efficacy of the integrated solution was demonstrated on two testbeds, one based on a Distributed Control System (DCS) from Invensys, and the other based on the Virtual Control System Environment (VCSE) from Sandia. These achievements advance the DOE Cybersecurity Roadmap [DOE2006] goals in the area of security monitoring. The project ran from October 2007 until March 2010, with the final six months focused on experimentation. In the validation phase, team members from SRI and Sandia coupled the two test environments and carried out a number of distributed and cross-site attacks against various points in one or both testbeds. Alert messages from the distributed, heterogeneous detection components were correlated using the ArcSight SIEM platform, providing within-site and cross-site views of the attacks. In particular, the team demonstrated detection and visualization of network zone traversal and denial-of-service attacks. These capabilities were presented to the DistribuTech Conference and Exhibition in March 2010. The project was hampered by interruption of funding due to continuing resolution issues and agreement on cost share for four months in 2008

  1. Method and apparatus using an active ionic liquid for algae biofuel harvest and extraction

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    Salvo, Roberto Di; Reich, Alton; Dykes, Jr., H. Waite H.; Teixeira, Rodrigo

    2012-11-06

    The invention relates to use of an active ionic liquid to dissolve algae cell walls. The ionic liquid is used to, in an energy efficient manner, dissolve and/or lyse an algae cell walls, which releases algae constituents used in the creation of energy, fuel, and/or cosmetic components. The ionic liquids include ionic salts having multiple charge centers, low, very low, and ultra low melting point ionic liquids, and combinations of ionic liquids. An algae treatment system is described, which processes wet algae in a lysing reactor, separates out algae constituent products, and optionally recovers the ionic liquid in an energy efficient manner.

  2. The use of passive, secure cells for processing of highly active nuclear wastes

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    Phillips, Ch.; Cavanah, P.; Richardson, J.

    2007-07-01

    Passive, secure cells (PSCs) have been used for over 50 years at the Sellafield nuclear site in the UK for radioactive processing plants. PSCs are designed and constructed with the expectation that there will be no need to enter them throughout the life of the plant. EnergySolutions has full and exclusive rights in North America to use the intellectual property and know-how generated at the Sellafield site and this includes all the design and operational data for PSCs. These data are thus available for use in the new build of nuclear plant currently being envisaged under the GNEP initiative. There are three types of PSC. Type 1 PSCs contain plant items with no maintainable moving parts, and pipework is all welded and radiographed to nuclear standards. Type 2 PSCs contain plant items with slowly rotating or intermittently moveable parts, but all maintainable items such as motors and gearboxes are located outside the cell, with sealed through-cell-wall drives. Type 3 PSCs are a newer design, dating from the 1980's, in which all maintainable in-cell items are designed as removable modules. The housings for the equipment are permanently welded into the in-cell pipework, and the modules can be withdrawn from these housings, through removable hatches in the PSC roof, into shielded steel 'flasks'. The flasks are moved to a maintenance cell where the modules are repaired or prepared for disposal. The process is reversed to re-install the modules back into service in the PSC. All three types of PSC have been shown to have operability, maintainability, reliability, space utilization, contamination control and worker radiation dose uptake advantages over canyon-based plants. The increased capital cost of PSCs over canyons is offset by decreased operating costs. Although PSCs have lower flexibility for process change than do canyons, this can be mitigated by the provision of spare cells and pipework at the design stage. Entry to PSCs is possible but has been required only

  3. Stay Up To Date on Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts | Department of Energy

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    Stay Up To Date on Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts Stay Up To Date on Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts November 2, 2012 - 2:57pm Addthis The Google Crisis Map has power outage information, shelter and recovery centers, local emergency Twitter feeds, FEMA disaster declared areas and more. | This map is created and maintained by Google.org. To find your location, either enter your location in the box in the upper left corner or click and drag the map. Use the "Layers" button to select

  4. Studying Altocumulus with Ice Virga Using Ground-Based Active and Passive Remote Sensors

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    Studying Altocumulus with Ice Virga Using Ground-Based Active and Passive Remote Sensors Z. Wang Goddard Earth Science and Technology Center University of Maryland, Baltimore County College Park, Maryland Z. Wang, D. N. Whiteman, and B. B. Demoz Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Maryland K. Sassen Geophysical Institute University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Introduction Clouds not only play crucial roles in

  5. Studying Mixed-Phased Clouds Using Ground-Based Active and Passive Remote Sensors

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    Studying Mixed-Phased Clouds Using Ground-Based Active and Passive Remote Sensors Z. Wang Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center University of Maryland Greenbelt, Maryland K. Sassen University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Z. Wang, D. N. Whiteman, and B. B. Demoz National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Maryland Introduction The impact of a cloud system strongly depends on the cloud microphysical properties and its vertical extent (Stephens et al.

  6. Radiography apparatus using gamma rays emitted by water activated by fusion neutrons

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    Smith, Donald L.; Ikeda, Yujiro; Uno, Yoshitomo

    1996-01-01

    Radiography apparatus includes an arrangement for circulating pure water continuously between a location adjacent a source of energetic neutrons, such as a tritium target irradiated by a deuteron beam, and a remote location where radiographic analysis is conducted. Oxygen in the pure water is activated via the .sup.16 O(n,p).sup.16 N reaction using .sup.14 -MeV neutrons produced at the neutron source via the .sup.3 H(d,n).sup.4 He reaction. Essentially monoenergetic gamma rays at 6.129 (predominantly) and 7.115 MeV are produced by the 7.13-second .sup.16 N decay for use in radiographic analysis. The gamma rays have substantial penetrating power and are useful in determining the thickness of materials and elemental compositions, particularly for metals and high-atomic number materials. The characteristic decay half life of 7.13 seconds of the activated oxygen is sufficient to permit gamma ray generation at a remote location where the activated water is transported, while not presenting a chemical or radioactivity hazard because the radioactivity falls to negligible levels after 1-2 minutes.

  7. Radiography apparatus using gamma rays emitted by water activated by fusion neutrons

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    Smith, D.L.; Ikeda, Yujiro; Uno, Yoshitomo

    1996-11-05

    Radiography apparatus includes an arrangement for circulating pure water continuously between a location adjacent a source of energetic neutrons, such as a tritium target irradiated by a deuteron beam, and a remote location where radiographic analysis is conducted. Oxygen in the pure water is activated via the {sup 16}O(n,p){sup 16}N reaction using {sup 14}N-MeV neutrons produced at the neutron source via the {sup 3}H(d,n){sup 4}He reaction. Essentially monoenergetic gamma rays at 6.129 (predominantly) and 7.115 MeV are produced by the 7.13-second {sup 16}N decay for use in radiographic analysis. The gamma rays have substantial penetrating power and are useful in determining the thickness of materials and elemental compositions, particularly for metals and high-atomic number materials. The characteristic decay half life of 7.13 seconds of the activated oxygen is sufficient to permit gamma ray generation at a remote location where the activated water is transported, while not presenting a chemical or radioactivity hazard because the radioactivity falls to negligible levels after 1--2 minutes. 15 figs.

  8. Radiography apparatus using gamma rays emitted by water activated by fusion neutrons

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    Smith, D.L.; Ikeda, Yujiro; Uno, Yoshitomo

    1995-12-31

    Radiography apparatus includes an arrangement for circulating pure water continuously between a location adjacent a source of energetic neutrons, such as a tritium target irradiated by a deuteron beam, and a remote location where radiographic analysis is conducted. Oxygen in the pure water is activated via the {sup 16}O(n,p) {sup 16}N reaction using 14-MeV neutrons produced at the neutron source via the {sup 3}H(d,n) {sup 4}He reaction. Essentially monoenergetic gamma rays at 6.129 (predominantly) and 7.115 MeV are produced by the 7.13-second {sup 16}N decay for use in radiographic analysis. The gamma rays have substantial penetrating power and are useful in determining the thickness of materials and elemental compositions, particularly for metals and high-atomic number materials. The characteristic decay half life of 7.13 seconds of the activated oxygen is sufficient to permit gamma ray generation at a remote location where the activated water is transported, while not presenting a chemical or radioactivity hazard because the radioactivity falls to negligible levels after 1--2 minutes.

  9. Use of Conducting Polymers for Electronic Communication with Redox Active Nanoparticles

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    Bazito, Fernanda; O'Brien, Robert; Buttry, Daniel A.

    2004-08-08

    Nanoscale materials provide unique properties that will enable new technologies and enhance older ones. One area of intense activity in which nanoscale materials are being used is in the development of new functional materials for battery applications.1-4 This effort promises superior materials with properties that circumvent many of the problems associated with traditional battery materials. Previously we have worked on several approaches for using nanoscale materials for application as cathode materials in rechargeable Li batteries.5-11 Our recent work has focused on synthesizing MnO2 nanoparticles and using conducting polymers to electronically address these particles in nanoparticle assemblies. This presentation will focus on those efforts. MnO2 nanoparticles that are encapsulated with poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) are prepared using 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT) as a chemical reductant for permanganate anion. This non-aqueous preparation is based on a recent report of a similar method for preparation of PEDOT-encapsulated Au nanoparticles.12 We also describe the synthesis of MnO2 colloidal nanoparticles prepared using an aqueous route involving reduction of permanganate anion with butanol using a previously described route.13 We report the synthesis and characterization of the PEDOT material, and the aqueous colloidal material. We show that the aqueous colloidal nanoparticles can be trapped in thin films using a layer-by-layer deposition approach, and that these films are both redox active and exhibit kinetically facile electrochemical responses. This is illustrated in Figure 1 below, which shows cyclic voltammetry of MnO2 colloidal nanoparticles entrapped in a thin film at an ITO electrode surface using poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride (PDDA). Finally, we report on the use of X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) and extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) to characterize the oxidation state and coordination environment

  10. TPA Change Package Dates in order with explanation.xlsx

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    M-015-00 Milestone Series: Investigation Work on the Central Plateau Milestone TPA Milestone Language Explanation TPA Old Date TPA New Date Delay M-015-92A Submit a RCRA Facility Investigation/Corrective Measures Study and Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study work plan for the 200-EA-1 operable unit (200 East Inner Area) to Ecology. 6/30/2015 9/30/2017 2 Years M-015-21A Submit a 200-BP-5 and 200-PO-1 OU Feasibility Study Report and Proposed Plan(s) to Ecology. 6/30/2015 6/30/2018 2 Years

  11. RADIOCARBON DATING, MEMORIES AND HOPES W.F, Libby

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    RADIOCARBON DATING, MEMORIES AND HOPES W.F, Libby Department of Chemistry* and Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Uni^sjersity of California Los Angeles --(tm)- HISTORY The cosmic ray production of radiocarbon in matter is the basis of radiocarbon dating. It is made from the most abundant atom in air^nitrogen of mass fourteen. Radiocarbon-- carbon-l4 or C-- lasts 83OO years on the average (see note on radioactive decay for explanation on "half life" and "average

  12. Monitoring of bolted joints using piezoelectric active-sensing for aerospace applications

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    Park, Gyuhae; Farrar, Charles R; Park, Chan - Yik; Jun, Seung - Moon

    2010-01-01

    This paper is a report of an initial investigation into tracking and monitoring the integrity of bolted joints using piezoelectric active-sensors. The target application of this study is a fitting lug assembly of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), where a composite wing is mounted to a UAV fuselage. The SHM methods deployed in this study are impedance-based SHM techniques, time-series analysis, and high-frequency response functions measured by piezoelectric active-sensors. Different types of simulated damage are introduced into the structure, and the capability of each technique is examined and compared. Additional considerations encountered in this initial investigation are made to guide further thorough research required for the successful field deployment of this technology.

  13. "Title","Creator/Author","Publication Date","OSTI Identifier...

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    roadmapping process consists of three phases: preliminary activity, development of the roadmap, and followup activity. Preliminary activity includes: satisfy essential conditions,...

  14. Treatment of municipal landfill leachate using a combined anaerobic digester and activated sludge system

    SciTech Connect

    Kheradmand, S.; Karimi-Jashni, A.; Sartaj, M.

    2010-06-15

    The main objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of treating sanitary landfill leachate using a combined anaerobic and activated sludge system. A high-strength leachate from Shiraz municipal landfill site was treated using this system. A two-stage laboratory-scale anaerobic digester under mesophilic conditions and an activated sludge unit were used. Landfill leachate composition and characteristics varied considerably during 8 months experiment (COD concentrations of 48,552-62,150 mg/L). It was found that the system could reduce the COD of the leachate by 94% at a loading rate of 2.25 g COD/L/d and 93% at loading rate of 3.37 g COD/L/d. The anaerobic digester treatment was quite effective in removing Fe, Cu, Mn, and Ni. However, in the case of Zn, removal efficiency was about 50%. For the rest of the HMs the removal efficiencies were in the range 88.8-99.9%. Ammonia reduction did not occur in anaerobic digesters. Anaerobic reactors increased alkalinity about 3.2-4.8% in the 1st digester and 1.8-7.9% in the 2nd digester. In activated sludge unit, alkalinity and ammonia removal efficiency were 49-60% and 48.6-64.7%, respectively. Methane production rate was in the range of 0.02-0.04, 0.04-0.07, and 0.02-0.04 L/g COD{sub rem} for the 1st digester, the 2nd digester, and combination of both digesters, respectively; the methane content of the biogas varied between 60% and 63%.

  15. Upcoming Implementation Date for New Hazard Communication Standard

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    The upcoming implementation date for the new Hazard Communication Standard requires all Federal and Contractor employees with hazardous chemicals in their workplace must be in compliance with all modified revisions of this final rule, except: The distributors shall not ship containers labeled by the chemical manufacturer or importer unless it has been modified to comply with paragraph (f)(1) of the Hazard Communication Standard.

  16. Save the Date: Office of Indian Energy Program Review

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    Save the date for the Office of Indian Energy Program Review! The annual Program Review provides tribes with an opportunity to meet and learn from other tribes that are pursuing energy sufficiency and reduced carbon pollution through energy efficiency and/or renewable energy development, and to share in each other's successes.

  17. Structural damage identification in wind turbine blades using piezoelectric active sensing with ultrasonic validation

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    Claytor, Thomas N; Ammerman, Curtt N; Park, Gyu Hae; Farinholt, Kevin M; Farrar, Charles R; Atterbury, Marie K

    2010-01-01

    This paper gives a brief overview of a new project at LANL in structural damage identification for wind turbines. This project makes use of modeling capabilities and sensing technology to understand realistic blade loading on large turbine blades, with the goal of developing the technology needed to automatically detect early damage. Several structural health monitoring (SHM) techniques using piezoelectric active materials are being investigated for the development of wireless, low power sensors that interrogate sections of the wind turbine blade using Lamb wave propagation data, frequency response functions (FRFs), and time-series analysis methods. The modeling and sensor research will be compared with extensive experimental testing, including wind tunnel experiments, load and fatigue tests, and ultrasonic scans - on small- to mid-scale turbine blades. Furthermore, this study will investigate the effect of local damage on the global response of the blade by monitoring low-frequency response changes.

  18. High-efficiency white organic light-emitting diodes using thermally activated delayed fluorescence

    SciTech Connect

    Nishide, Jun-ichi; Hiraga, Yasuhide; Nakanotani, Hajime; Adachi, Chihaya

    2014-06-09

    White organic light-emitting diodes (WOLEDs) have attracted much attention recently, aimed for next-generation lighting sources because of their high potential to realize high electroluminescence efficiency, flexibility, and low-cost manufacture. Here, we demonstrate high-efficiency WOLED using red, green, and blue thermally activated delayed fluorescence materials as emissive dopants to generate white electroluminescence. The WOLED has a maximum external quantum efficiency of over 17% with Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage coordinates of (0.30, 0.38).

  19. Proof of principle study of the use of a CMOS active pixel sensor for proton radiography

    SciTech Connect

    Seco, Joao; Depauw, Nicolas

    2011-02-15

    Purpose: Proof of principle study of the use of a CMOS active pixel sensor (APS) in producing proton radiographic images using the proton beam at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Methods: A CMOS APS, previously tested for use in s-ray radiation therapy applications, was used for proton beam radiographic imaging at the MGH. Two different setups were used as a proof of principle that CMOS can be used as proton imaging device: (i) a pen with two metal screws to assess spatial resolution of the CMOS and (ii) a phantom with lung tissue, bone tissue, and water to assess tissue contrast of the CMOS. The sensor was then traversed by a double scattered monoenergetic proton beam at 117 MeV, and the energy deposition inside the detector was recorded to assess its energy response. Conventional x-ray images with similar setup at voltages of 70 kVp and proton images using commercial Gafchromic EBT 2 and Kodak X-Omat V films were also taken for comparison purposes. Results: Images were successfully acquired and compared to x-ray kVp and proton EBT2/X-Omat film images. The spatial resolution of the CMOS detector image is subjectively comparable to the EBT2 and Kodak X-Omat V film images obtained at the same object-detector distance. X-rays have apparent higher spatial resolution than the CMOS. However, further studies with different commercial films using proton beam irradiation demonstrate that the distance of the detector to the object is important to the amount of proton scatter contributing to the proton image. Proton images obtained with films at different distances from the source indicate that proton scatter significantly affects the CMOS image quality. Conclusion: Proton radiographic images were successfully acquired at MGH using a CMOS active pixel sensor detector. The CMOS demonstrated spatial resolution subjectively comparable to films at the same object-detector distance. Further work will be done in order to establish the spatial and energy resolution of the

  20. Property:OpenEI/UtilityRate/EndDate | Open Energy Information

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    EndDate Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Date. Name: End Date Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleProperty:OpenEIUtilityRate...

  1. Property:OpenEI/UtilityRate/StartDate | Open Energy Information

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    StartDate Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Date. Name: Start Date Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleProperty:OpenEIUtilityRate...

  2. Plant-mediated synthesis of biosilver nanoparticles using Pandanus amaryllifolius extract and its bactericidal activity

    SciTech Connect

    Akhir, Rabiatuladawiyah Md.; Fairuzi, Afiza Ahmad; Ismail, Nur Hilwani

    2015-08-28

    In this work, we describe a cost effective, easily scaled up and environmental friendly technique for green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) from 5 mM AgNO{sub 3} solution using aqueous extract of Pandanus amaryllifolius (P. amaryllifolius) leaves as reducing agent. Biosynthesized silver nanoparticles was confirmed by sampling the reaction mixture at regular intervals and the absorption maxima was scanned by Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy at wavelength of 200-500 nm. Images from Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) have shown that the silver nanoparticles are 17-30 nm in range and assembled in mostly spherical shape. Elemental composition analysis by using Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX) confirmed the presence of silver. Low concentration of biosynthesized silver nanoparticles have been found to exhibit good antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus bacteria with average mean diameter of zone of inhibition (ZOI) of 16 mm.

  3. Toxicity mitigation and solidification of municipal solid waste incinerator fly ash using alkaline activated coal ash

    SciTech Connect

    Ivan Diaz-Loya, E.; Allouche, Erez N.; Eklund, Sven; Joshi, Anupam R.; Kupwade-Patil, Kunal

    2012-08-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Incinerator fly ash (IFA) is added to an alkali activated coal fly ash (CFA) matrix. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Means of stabilizing the incinerator ash for use in construction applications. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Concrete made from IFA, CFA and IFA-CFA mixes was chemically characterized. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Environmentally friendly solution to IFA disposal by reducing its toxicity levels. - Abstract: Municipal solid waste (MSW) incineration is a common and effective practice to reduce the volume of solid waste in urban areas. However, the byproduct of this process is a fly ash (IFA), which contains large quantities of toxic contaminants. The purpose of this research study was to analyze the chemical, physical and mechanical behaviors resulting from the gradual introduction of IFA to an alkaline activated coal fly ash (CFA) matrix, as a mean of stabilizing the incinerator ash for use in industrial construction applications, where human exposure potential is limited. IFA and CFA were analyzed via X-ray fluorescence (XRF), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Inductive coupled plasma (ICP) to obtain a full chemical analysis of the samples, its crystallographic characteristics and a detailed count of the eight heavy metals contemplated in US Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR). The particle size distribution of IFA and CFA was also recorded. EPA's Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) was followed to monitor the leachability of the contaminants before and after the activation. Also images obtained via Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), before and after the activation, are presented. Concrete made from IFA, CFA and IFA-CFA mixes was subjected to a full mechanical characterization; tests include compressive strength, flexural strength, elastic modulus, Poisson's ratio and setting time. The leachable heavy metal contents (except for Se) were below the maximum allowable limits and in many cases

  4. Property:NEPA TMP/EISFederalRegisterDate | Open Energy Information

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    Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Date. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleProperty:NEPATMPEISFederalRegisterDate&oldid637471...

  5. Property:NEPA TMP/PreApplicationMeetingDate | Open Energy Information

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    Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Date. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleProperty:NEPATMPPreApplicationMeetingDate&oldid637468...

  6. Age Dating of Mixed SNM--Preliminary Investigations

    SciTech Connect

    Yuan, D., Guss, P. P., Yfantis, E., Klingensmith, A., Emer, D.

    2011-12-01

    Recently we investigated the nuclear forensics problem of age determination for mixed special nuclear material (SNM). Through limited computational mixing experiments and interactive age analysis, it was observed that age dating results are generally affected by the mixing of samples with different assays or even by small radioactive material contamination. The mixing and contamination can be detected through interactive age analysis, a function provided by the Decay Interaction, Visualization and Analysis (DIVA) software developed by NSTec. It is observed that for mixed SNM with two components, the age estimators typically fall into two distinct clusters on the time axis. This suggests that averaging or other simple statistical methods may not always be suitable for age dating SNM mixtures. Instead, an interactive age analysis would be more suitable for age determination of material components of such SNM mixtures. This work was supported by the National Center for Nuclear Security (NCNS).

  7. OFF-GAS MERCURY CONTROL USING SULFUR-IMPREGNATED ACTIVATED CARBON – TEST RESULTS

    SciTech Connect

    Nick Soelberg

    2007-05-01

    Several laboratory and pilot-scale tests since the year 2000 have included demonstrations of off-gas mercury control using fixed bed, sulfur-impregnated activated carbon. These demonstrations have included operation of carbon beds with gas streams containing a wide range of mercury and other gas species concentrations representing off-gas from several U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mixed waste treatment processes including electrical resistance heated (joule-heated) glass melters, fluidized bed calciners, and fluidized bed steam reformers. Surrogates of various DOE mixed waste streams (or surrogates of offgas from DOE mixed waste streams) including INL “sodium bearing waste” (SBW), liquid “low activity waste” (LAW) from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and liquid waste from Savannah River National Laboratory (“Tank 48H waste”) have been tested. Test results demonstrate mercury control efficiencies up to 99.999%, high enough to comply with the Hazardous Waste (HWC) Combustor Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards even when the uncontrolled off-gas mercury concentrations exceed 400,000 ug/dscm (at 7% O2), and confirm carbon bed design parameters for such high efficiencies. Results of several different pilot-scale and engineering-scale test programs performed over several years are presented and compared.

  8. Ensuring regulatory compliance: Use of computerized database for tracking PSM activities and documentation

    SciTech Connect

    Lee, W.S.; Rahman, M.; Mannan, S. [RMT/Jones and Neuse, Inc., Austin, TX (United States)

    1995-12-31

    As mandated by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) promulgated on February 24, 1992 the Process Safety Management (PSM) rule: 29 CFR 1910.119. The PSM rule requires covered facilities to develop, implement and practice a 14-element program. The implementation and practice of many of these elements result in hazard management and risk reduction recommendations. The PSM rule both explicitly and implicitly require the development and implementation of a system to track the successful resolution of these recommendations. This paper presents the case history for a plant which implemented a computerized database system to track the resolution of recommendations resulting from the implementation of different elements of the PSM rule. The approach presented here provides a powerful method for record keeping and documentation which can ultimately be used to prove compliance with the PSM rule. The objectives of a computerized tracking system are to compile the recommendations from various PSM activities, to update and maintain any related information, and to produce specific reports for documentation as needed. PSM-TRACK{trademark} has been developed as a tracking database to ensure that the recommendations and actions resulting from various PSM activities are addressed, assigned and followed to closure.

  9. From: MCKEOWN D To: Congestion Study Comments Date:

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    MCKEOWN D To: Congestion Study Comments Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 2:18:11 AM I am opposed to the establishment of National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors (NIETC's) for the following reasons. First, the easements place an undo burden on landowners on and near the transmission lines. The compensation cannot begin to cover the all of the losses, tangible and intangible that landowners would suffer. Second, I believe that condemning private property for transmission lines in one state

  10. From: Wayne Beach To: Congestion Study Comments Date:

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Wayne Beach To: Congestion Study Comments Date: Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:32:40 PM I am opposed to the establishment of National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors (NIETC's) for the following reasons. First, the easements place an undo burden on landowners on and near the transmission lines. The compensation cannot begin to cover the all of the losses, tangible and intangible that landowners would suffer. Second, I believe that condemning private property for transmission lines in one

  11. WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM NOTICE 16-XX EFFECTIVE DATE: SUBJECT: MULTIFAMILY WEATHERIZATION

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    6-XX EFFECTIVE DATE: SUBJECT: MULTIFAMILY WEATHERIZATION PURPOSE: To provide Grantees with consolidated guidance on previously issued Weatherization Program Notices (WPNs) on weatherizing multifamily buildings in the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). This supersedes WPN 10-7 and WPN 11-9 SCOPE: The provisions of this guidance apply to Grantees applying for financial assistance under the Department of Energy (DOE) WAP. LEGAL AUTHORITY: Title IV, Energy Conservation and Production Act, as

  12. Investigation of therapeutic potentials of some selected medicinal plants using neutron activation analysis

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    Abubakar, Sani; Isa, Nasiru Fage; Usman, Ahmed Rufa’i; Khandaker, Mayeen Uddin; Abubakar, Nuraddeen

    2015-04-24

    Series of attempts were made to investigate concentrations of trace elements and their therapeutic properties in various medicinal plants. In this study, samples of some commonly used plants were collected from Bauchi State, Nigeria. They includes leaves of azadirachta indica (neem), Moringa Oleifera (moringa), jatropha curcas (purgin Nut), guiera senegalensis (custard apple) and anogeissus leiocarpus (African birch). These samples were analyzed for their trace elements contents with both short and long irradiation protocols of Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) at Nigerian Research Reactor-1 (NIRR-1) of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. The level of trace elements found varies from one sample to another, with some reported at hundreds of mg/Kg dry weight. The results have been compared with the available literature data. The presence of these trace elements indicates promising potentials of these plants for relief of certain ailments.

  13. Nanoporous separators for supercapacitor using activated carbon monolith electrode from oil palm empty fruit bunches

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    Nor, N. S. M. Deraman, M. Omar, R. Basri, N. H.; Dolah, B. N. M.; Taer, E.; Awitdrus,; Farma, R.

    2014-02-24

    Activated porous carbon electrode prepared from fibres of oil palm empty fruit bunches was used for preparing the carbon based supercapacitor cells. The symmetrical supercapacitor cells were fabricated using carbon electrodes, stainless steel current collector, H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} electrolyte, and three types of nanoporous separators. Cells A, B and C were fabricated using polypropylene, eggshell membrane, and filter paper, respectively. Electrochemical characterizations data from Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, Cyclic Voltammetry, and Galvanic Charge Discharge techniques showed that specific capacitance, specific power and specific energy for cell A were 122 F g{sup ?1}, 177 W kg{sup ?1}, 3.42 Wh kg{sup ?1}, cell B; 125 F g{sup ?1}, 179 W kg{sup ?1}, and 3.64 Wh kg{sup ?1}, and cell C; 180 F g{sup ?1}, 178 W kg{sup ?1}, 4.27 Wh kg{sup ?1}. All the micrographs from Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope showed that the different in nanoporous structure of the separators lead to a significant different in influencing the values of specific capacitance, power and energy of supercapacitors, which is associated with the mobility of ion into the pore network. These results indicated that the filter paper was superior than the eggshell membrane and polypropylene nanoporous separators. However, we found that in terms of acidic resistance, polypropylene was the best nanoporous separator for acidic medium.

  14. Using stochastic activity networks to study the energy feasibility of automatic weather stations

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    Cassano, Luca; Cesarini, Daniel; Avvenuti, Marco

    2015-03-10

    Automatic Weather Stations (AWSs) are systems equipped with a number of environmental sensors and communication interfaces used to monitor harsh environments, such as glaciers and deserts. Designing such systems is challenging, since designers have to maximize the amount of sampled and transmitted data while considering the energy needs of the system that, in most cases, is powered by rechargeable batteries and exploits energy harvesting, e.g., solar cells and wind turbines. To support designers of AWSs in the definition of the software tasks and of the hardware configuration of the AWS we designed and implemented an energy-aware simulator of such systems. The simulator relies on the Stochastic Activity Networks (SANs) formalism and has been developed using the Mbius tool. In this paper we first show how we used the SAN formalism to model the various components of an AWS, we then report results from an experiment carried out to validate the simulator against a real-world AWS and we finally show some examples of usage of the proposed simulator.

  15. A NEW COSMOLOGICAL DISTANCE MEASURE USING ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEUS X-RAY VARIABILITY

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    Franca, Fabio La; Bianchi, Stefano; Branchini, Enzo; Matt, Giorgio [Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica, Universit Roma Tre, Via della Vasca Navale 84, I-00146, Roma (Italy); Ponti, Gabriele, E-mail: lafranca@fis.uniroma3.it [Max-Planck-Institut fr Extraterrestrische Physik, Giessenbachstrasse 1, D-85748 Garching bei Mnchen (Germany)

    2014-05-20

    We report the discovery of a luminosity distance estimator using active galactic nuclei (AGNs). We combine the correlation between the X-ray variability amplitude and the black hole (BH) mass with the single-epoch spectra BH mass estimates which depend on the AGN luminosity and the line width emitted by the broad-line region. We demonstrate that significant correlations do exist that allow one to predict the AGN (optical or X-ray) luminosity as a function of the AGN X-ray variability and either the H? or the Pa? line widths. In the best case, when the Pa? is used, the relationship has an intrinsic dispersion of ?0.6dex. Although intrinsically more disperse than supernovae Ia, this relation constitutes an alternative distance indicator potentially able to probe, in an independent way, the expansion history of the universe. With respect to this, we show that the new mission concept Athena should be able to measure the X-ray variability of hundreds of AGNs and then constrain the distance modulus with uncertainties of 0.1mag up to z ? 0.6. We also discuss how our estimator has the prospect of becoming a cosmological probe even more sensitive than the current supernovae Ia samples by using a new dedicated wide-field X-ray telescope able to measure the variability of thousands of AGNs.

  16. Estimating Air Chemical Emissions from Research Activities Using Stack Measurement Data

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    Ballinger, Marcel Y.; Duchsherer, Cheryl J.; Woodruff, Rodger K.; Larson, Timothy V.

    2013-02-15

    Current methods of estimating air emissions from research and development (R&D) activities use a wide range of release fractions or emission factors with bases ranging from empirical to semi-empirical. Although considered conservative, the uncertainties and confidence levels of the existing methods have not been reported. Chemical emissions were estimated from sampling data taken from four research facilities over ten years. The approach was to use a Monte Carlo technique to create distributions of annual emission estimates for target compounds detected in source test samples. Distributions were created for each year and building sampled for compounds with sufficient detection frequency to qualify for the analysis. The results using the Monte Carlo technique without applying a filter to remove negative emission values showed almost all distributions spanning zero, and forty percent of the distributions having a negative mean. This indicates that emissions are so low as to be indistinguishable from building background. Application of a filter to allow only positive values in the distribution provided a more realistic value for emissions and increased the distribution mean by an average of sixteen percent. Release fractions were calculated by dividing the emission estimates by a building chemical inventory quantity. Two variations were used for this quantity: chemical usage, and chemical usage plus one-half standing inventory. Filters were applied so that only release fraction values from zero to one were included in the resulting distributions. Release fractions had a wide range among chemicals and among data sets for different buildings and/or years for a given chemical. Regressions of release fractions to molecular weight and vapor pressure showed weak correlations. Similarly, regressions of mean emissions to chemical usage, chemical inventory, molecular weight and vapor pressure also gave weak correlations. These results highlight the difficulties in estimating

  17. (/sup 11/C)clorgyline and (/sup 11/C)-L-deprenyl and their use in measuring functional monoamine oxidase activity in the brain using positron emission tomography

    DOEpatents

    Fowler, J.S.; MacGregor, R.R.; Wolf, A.P.

    1986-04-17

    This invention involves a new strategy for imaging the activity of the enzyme monoamine oxidase in the living body by using /sup 11/C-labeled enzyme inhibitors which bind irreversibly to an enzyme as a result of catalysis. By using positron emission tomography to image the distribution of radioactivity produced by the body penetrating radiation emitted by carbon-11, a map of functionally active monoamine oxidase activity is obtained. Clorgyline and L-deprenyl are suicide enzyme inhibitors and irreversibly inhibit monoamine oxidase. When these inhibitors are labeled with carbon-11 they provide selective probes for monoamine oxidase localization and reactivity in vivo using positron emission tomography. 2 figs.

  18. Radiocarbon, Carbon Dating and Willard Libby featured at DOE R&D

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    Accomplishments Website | OSTI, US Dept of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information Radiocarbon, Carbon Dating and Willard Libby featured at DOE R&D Accomplishments Website Back to the OSTI News Listing for 2010 Willard Libby won the 1960 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his development of a method to use carbon-14 for age determination in archaeology, geology, geophysics, and other branches of science. View the feature at DOE R&D Accomplishments, a central forum for

  19. Round-robin 230Th–234U age dating of bulk uranium for nuclear forensics

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    Gaffney, Amy M.; Hubert, Amélie; Kinman, William S.; Magara, Masaaki; Okubo, Ayako; Pointurier, Fabien; Schorzman, Kerri C.; Steiner, Robert E.; Williams, Ross W.

    2015-07-30

    In an inter-laboratory measurement comparison study, four laboratories determined 230Th–234U model ages of uranium certified reference material NBL U050 using isotope dilution mass spectrometry. The model dates determined by the participating laboratories range from 9 March 1956 to 19 October 1957, and are indistinguishable given the associated measurement uncertainties. As a result, these model ages are concordant with to slightly older than the known production age of NBL U050.

  20. Microsoft Word - Incoming FOI from Grando dated July 23 2015.pdf

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    Request Detail Page 1 of 2 Freedom Of Information Act Electronic FOIA Request Detail Request Number: 20150723101304808 Name: Carl Grando Organization: Mr. Address: Country: United States Phone Number: Fax Number: n/a E-mail: Reasonably Describe Records: Description: A copy of the original Award #DE-FG06-94RL12917, to TRIDEC and the modifications to date excluding mod #39 which I already have a copy of. Optional Information: Describe Yourself: An individual seeking information for personal use

  1. Advanced fire-resistant forms of activated carbon and methods of adsorbing and separating gases using same

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    Xiong, Yongliang; Wang, Yifeng

    2016-04-19

    A method of removing a target gas from a gas stream is disclosed. The method uses advanced, fire-resistant activated carbon compositions having vastly improved fire resistance. Methods for synthesizing the compositions are also provided. The advanced compositions have high gas adsorption capacities and rapid adsorption kinetics (comparable to commercially-available activated carbon), without having any intrinsic fire hazard.

  2. Capillary pressure – saturation relationships for gas shales measured using a water activity meter

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    Donnelly, B.; Perfect, E.; McKay, L. D.; Lemiszki, P. J.; DiStefano, V. H.; Anovitz, L. M.; McFarlane, J.; Hale, R. E.; Cheng, C. -L.

    2016-05-10

    Hydraulic fracturing of gas shale formations involves pumping a large volume of fracking fluid into a hydrocarbon reservoir to fracture the rock and thus increase its permeability. The majority of the fracking fluid introduced is never recovered and the fate of this lost fluid, often called “leak off,” has become the source of much debate. Information on the capillary pressure – saturation relationship for each wetting phase is needed to simulate leak off using numerical reservoir models. The petroleum industry commonly employs air – water capillary pressure – saturation curves to predict these relationships for mixed wet reservoirs. Traditional methodsmore » of measuring this curve are unsuitable for gas shales due to high capillary pressures associated with the small pores present. Still, a possible alternative method is the water activity meter which is used widely in the soil sciences for such measurements. However, its application to lithified material has been limited. Here, this study utilized a water activity meter to measure air – water capillary pressures (ranging from 1.3 to 219.6 MPa) at several water saturation levels in both the wetting and drying directions. Water contents were measured gravimetrically. Seven types of gas producing shale with different porosities (2.5–13.6%) and total organic carbon contents (0.4–13.5%) were investigated. Nonlinear regression was used to fit the resulting capillary pressure – water saturation data pairs for each shale type to the Brooks and Corey equation. Data for six of the seven shale types investigated were successfully fitted (median R2 = 0.93), indicating this may be a viable method for parameterizing capillary pressure – saturation relationships for inclusion in numerical reservoir models. As expected, the different shale types had statistically different Brooks and Corey parameters. However, there were no significant differences between the Brooks and Corey parameters for the wetting and

  3. Plasma nitriding monitoring reactor: A model reactor for studying plasma nitriding processes using an active screen

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    Hamann, S. Röpcke, J.; Börner, K.; Burlacov, I.; Spies, H.-J.; Strämke, M.; Strämke, S.

    2015-12-15

    A laboratory scale plasma nitriding monitoring reactor (PLANIMOR) has been designed to study the basics of active screen plasma nitriding (ASPN) processes. PLANIMOR consists of a tube reactor vessel, made of borosilicate glass, enabling optical emission spectroscopy (OES) and infrared absorption spectroscopy. The linear setup of the electrode system of the reactor has the advantages to apply the diagnostic approaches on each part of the plasma process, separately. Furthermore, possible changes of the electrical field and of the heat generation, as they could appear in down-scaled cylindrical ASPN reactors, are avoided. PLANIMOR has been used for the nitriding of steel samples, achieving similar results as in an industrial scale ASPN reactor. A compact spectrometer using an external cavity quantum cascade laser combined with an optical multi-pass cell has been applied for the detection of molecular reaction products. This allowed the determination of the concentrations of four stable molecular species (CH{sub 4}, C{sub 2}H{sub 2}, HCN, and NH{sub 3}). With the help of OES, the rotational temperature of the screen plasma could be determined.

  4. Preparation and immunoreactivity of high specific activity indium-111-DTPA labeled monoclonal antibody (MoAb) using ultrapure indium-111

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    Zoghbi, S.S.; Neumann, R.D.; Gottschalk, A.

    1986-10-01

    The preparation of high-specific activity /sup 111/In-DTPA-MoAb without increasing the number of DTPA molecules per Ab was investigated. Instant thin layer chromatography was used to assay the relationship between labeling efficiencies and specific activities. With ultrapurified /sup 111/In, the specific activity of the radiolabeled MoAb approached the expected theoretic maximum of 100 muCi/microgram. The bioactivity of such high-specific activity preparation showed no degradation as measured by in vitro cell binding assay.

  5. Validation of Innovative Exploration Technologies for Newberry Volcano: Drilling Summary (depths, dates, drilling statistics) 2012

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    Todd Jaffe

    2012-01-01

    Validation of Innovative Exploration Technologies for Newberry Volcano: Drilling Summary (depths, dates, drilling statistics) 2012

  6. ENERGY STAR Appliance Verification Testing- Pilot Program Summary Report dated February 3, 2012

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    This document is ENERGY STAR Appliance Verification Testing - Pilot Program Summary Report dated February 3, 2012

  7. DATE: REPLY TO Al-l' N OF: SUBJECT: TO:

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    oy&$= IL4 2%?5- EFG (07.90) ' Uni,ted bates Government memorandum Department of Energy /Em 7:3/ (5 2L-e DATE: REPLY TO Al-l' N OF: SUBJECT: TO: - MAR 1 1 1991 EM-421 Authority Determination-- Granite City Steel Site, Granite City, Illinois The File The attached review documents the basis for determining whether DOE has authority for taking remedial action at the Granite City Steel Site in Granite City, Illinois, under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). The Betatron

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    i # - ? 0111 CF 1 Department of Energy .I 1 mbmbfiandum Ny. & / -.q DATE: REPLY TO Al-rN OF: SVBJECT: TO AUG 0 1 19% EM-421 Authorization for Remedial Action at the Former Baker and Williams Warehouses on West 20th Street in New York, New York, under FUSRAP L. Price, OR * The site of the former Baker and Williams Warehouses, currently owned by Ralph Ferrara, Inc., located on West 20th Street in New York City (Manhattan), is designated for inclusion in the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial

  9. From: Madra Fischer To: Congestion Study Comments Date:

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    Madra Fischer To: Congestion Study Comments Date: Friday, October 03, 2014 2:38:30 PM I am writing to state my objection to the Rock Island Clean Line project. They want to cross my farm field at a diagonal angle to the mainline railroad and across TWO (2) gas pipelines which causes even more hazard and danger to me and my operators. This line has no funding in place, no wind farm to supply it and no customers on the East coast who want it. The cost to me as a landowner in Illinois is the

  10. COLLOQUIUM: NOTE SPECIAL DATE - THURSDAY: Unique Vulnerability of the New

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    York/New Jersey Metro Region to Hurricane Destruction - A New Perspective Based on Recent Research on Irene 2011 and Sandy 2012 | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab February 28, 2013, 4:15pm to 5:30pm Colloquia MBG Auditorium COLLOQUIUM: NOTE SPECIAL DATE - THURSDAY: Unique Vulnerability of the New York/New Jersey Metro Region to Hurricane Destruction - A New Perspective Based on Recent Research on Irene 2011 and Sandy 2012 Professor Nicholas K. Coch Queens College CUNY In the last two years. the

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    No. U.S. Department of Eney Release Date: WR-B-95-06 Office of Inspector General May 5, 1995 Report on Audit of Construction of Protective Force Training Faciliti at the Pantex Plant This report can be obtained from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information P.O. Box 62 Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 S tPrined wth soy ink n recycled pper U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL AUDIT OF CONSTRUCTION OF PROTECTIVE FORCE TRAINING FACILITIES AT THE PANTEX

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    *- - ~Lull-- " --- .lUI -4 ru a rlyA IgjUU Z JEf 1325.8 (6-89) EFG (07.90) United States Government Department of Energy Memorandum DATE: SEP 2 2 2003 REPLY TO: IG-34 (A03TG049) Audit Report No.: OAS-L-03-21 sueJEcT: Evaluation of "The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Cyber Security Program-2003" TO: Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission The purpose of this report is to inform you of the results of our evaluation of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's

  13. Compositions comprising a polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity and a nitrogen-containing compound and uses thereof

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    Quinlan, Jason; Xu, Feng; Sweeney, Matthew

    2016-05-31

    The present invention relates to compositions comprising: a polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity and a nitrogen-containing compound. The present invention also relates to methods of using the compositions.

  14. {sup 3}He+{sup 4}He astrophysical factor study using activation method

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    Bordeanu, C.

    2012-10-20

    In 1998, [2] pointed out the big difference for the S{sub 34}(0) ('old' experimental data) when experimental results were grouped starting from the main two methods: S{sub 34}(0) = 0.507(16)keVb for the direct capture and S{sub 34}(0) = 0.572(26)keVb for the activation. Its importance for the Standard Solar Model was the reason to ask for new measurements to understand the discrepancy. 'New' results solved this issue by equalizing the above values, but introduced a new situation to clarify: a discrepancy between the S{sub 34}(E) variations for 'old' and 'new' data at higher energies than E{sub CM} 1.0MeV. 'Old' theoretical models, used for extrapolating the S{sub 34}(E) to the stellar energies, couldn't explain this new behavior. New experimental data was required, again, by theorists. We started this project with the main goal to clarify the situation. Here are the results.

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    DETECTION; HADRON REACTIONS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; NUCLEON REACTIONS; RADIATION DETECTION; RADIATION DETECTORS 400101* -- Activation, Nuclear Reaction,...

  16. Microbiological characterization and specific methanogenic activity of anaerobe sludges used in urban solid waste treatment

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    Sandoval Lozano, Claudia Johanna Vergara Mendoza, Marisol; Carreno de Arango, Mariela; Castillo Monroy, Edgar Fernando

    2009-02-15

    This study presents the microbiological characterization of the anaerobic sludge used in a two-stage anaerobic reactor for the treatment of organic fraction of urban solid waste (OFUSW). This treatment is one alternative for reducing solid waste in landfills at the same time producing a biogas (CH{sub 4} and CO{sub 2}) and an effluent that can be used as biofertilizer. The system was inoculated with sludge from a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) (Rio Frio Plant in Bucaramanga-Colombia) and a methanogenic anaerobic digester for the treatment of pig manure (Mesa de los Santos in Santander). Bacterial populations were evaluated by counting groups related to oxygen sensitivity, while metabolic groups were determined by most probable number (MPN) technique. Specific methanogenic activity (SMA) for acetate, formate, methanol and ethanol substrates was also determined. In the acidogenic reactor (R1), volatile fatty acids (VFA) reached values of 25,000 mg L{sup -1} and a concentration of CO{sub 2} of 90%. In this reactor, the fermentative population was predominant (10{sup 5}-10{sup 6} MPN mL{sup -1}). The acetogenic population was (10{sup 5} MPN mL{sup -1}) and the sulphate-reducing population was (10{sup 4}-10{sup 5} MPN mL{sup -1}). In the methanogenic reactor (R2), levels of CH{sub 4} (70%) were higher than CO{sub 2} (25%), whereas the VFA values were lower than 4000 mg L{sup -1}. Substrate competition between sulphate-reducing (10{sup 4}-10{sup 5} MPN mL{sup -1}) and methanogenic bacteria (10{sup 5} MPN mL{sup -1}) was not detected. From the SMA results obtained, acetoclastic (2.39 g COD-CH{sub 4} g{sup -1} VSS{sup -1} day{sup -1}) and hydrogenophilic (0.94 g COD-CH{sub 4} g{sup -1} VSS{sup -1} day{sup -1}) transformations as possible metabolic pathways used by methanogenic bacteria is suggested from the SMA results obtained. Methanotrix sp., Methanosarcina sp., Methanoccocus sp. and Methanobacterium sp. were identified.

  17. Rapidly assessing the activation conditions and porosity of metal-organic frameworks using thermogravimetric analysis

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    McDonald, TM; Bloch, ED; Long, JR

    2015-01-01

    A methodology utilizing a thermogravimetric analyzer to monitor propane uptake following incremental increases of the temperature is demonstrated as a means of rapidly identifying porous materials and determining the optimum activation conditions of metal-organic frameworks.

  18. Exxon's guyed tower nears load-out date

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    Glasscock, M.S.; Finn, L.D.

    1983-04-01

    Exxon's Lena guyed tower, installed in 1,000ft. water in the Gulf of Mexico, is discussed. The Lena tower is designed to move in response to wave forces rather than resist them rigidly, as is the case with conventional platforms. Selection of tower components to satisfy requirements resulted in a complex geometry which presented design challenges. Buoyancy will serve as a stabilizing force for the tower by adding to the restoring force of the guying system. Flexible J-tube pipeline risers were developed to avoid excessive stresses in the pipelines and J-tube pipelines and J-tubes at the mudline. Exxon's Lena platform is to-date in the second deepest water in the world, and at 1,305 ft total height, is the tallest.

  19. Exploration of Electrical Use in the Classroom

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    Brad Boyle Unit Title: Energy Audit in Schools Subject: 9 Earth Science to 11-12 Physics, AP Environmental Science Lesson Title: Exploration of Electrical Use in the Classroom Grade Level(s): Lesson Length: 3-4 50 minute Class Periods Date(s): 07/17/2014 * Learning Goal(s) [What should students know, understand, or be able to do as a result of this lab or activity.] What are some ways that we can collectively reduce energy loss in schools? (An extension activity would be to do a personal energy

  20. Electrode including porous particles with embedded active material for use in a secondary electrochemical cell

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    Vissers, Donald R.; Nelson, Paul A.; Kaun, Thomas D.; Tomczuk, Zygmunt

    1978-04-25

    Particles of carbonaceous matrices containing embedded electrode active material are prepared for vibratory loading within a porous electrically conductive substrate. In preparing the particles, active materials such as metal chalcogenides, solid alloys of alkali or alkaline earth metals along with other metals and their oxides in powdered or particulate form are blended with a thermosetting resin and particles of a volatile to form a paste mixture. The paste is heated to a temperature at which the volatile transforms into vapor to impart porosity at about the same time as the resin begins to cure into a rigid, solid structure. The solid structure is then comminuted into porous, carbonaceous particles with the embedded active material.

  1. Method of preparing porous, active material for use in electrodes of secondary electrochemical cells

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    Vissers, Donald R.; Nelson, Paul A.; Kaun, Thomas D.; Tomczuk, Zygmunt

    1977-01-01

    Particles of carbonaceous matrices containing embedded electrode active material are prepared for vibratory loading within a porous electrically conductive substrate. In preparing the particles, active materials such as metal chalcogenides, solid alloys of alkali or alkaline earth metals along with other metals and their oxides in powdered or particulate form are blended with a thermosetting resin and particles of a volatile to form a paste mixture. The paste is heated to a temperature at which the volatile transforms into vapor to impart porosity at about the same time as the resin begins to cure into a rigid, solid structure.The solid structure is then comminuted into porous, carbonaceous particles with the embedded active material.

  2. Method for non-referential defect characterization using fractal encoding and active contours

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    Gleason, Shaun S.; Sari-Sarraf, Hamed

    2007-05-15

    A method for identification of anomalous structures, such as defects, includes the steps of providing a digital image and applying fractal encoding to identify a location of at least one anomalous portion of the image. The method does not require a reference image to identify the location of the anomalous portion. The method can further include the step of initializing an active contour based on the location information obtained from the fractal encoding step and deforming an active contour to enhance the boundary delineation of the anomalous portion.

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    describe a method for mining microbial genomes to discover antimicrobial genes and proteins having broad spectrum of activity. Also described are antimicrobial genes and their...

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    the conditioned thermal envelope. To support this activity, in 2013 the Pacific Gas & Electric Company initiated a project with Davis Energy Group (lead for the Building...

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    low power factors, increased conductor and transformer losses, and lower voltages. Utilities must supply both active and reactive power and compensate for these losses. Power...

  6. Summative Mass Closure: Laboratory Analytical Procedure (LAP) Review and Integration: Feedstocks; Issue Date: April 2010; Revision Date: July 2011 (Version 07-08-2011)

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    Summative Mass Closure Laboratory Analytical Procedure (LAP) Review and Integration Issue Date: April 2010 Revision Date: July 2011 (Version 07-08-2011) J. Sluiter and A. Sluiter Technical Report NREL/TP-510-48087 Revised July 2011 Technical Report Summative Mass Closure NREL/TP-510-48087 Revised July 2011 Laboratory Analytical Procedure (LAP) Review and Integration Issue Date: April 2010 Revision Date: July 2011 (Version 07-08-2011) J. Sluiter and A. Sluiter Prepared under Task No. BB072230

  7. Active Interrogation of Sensitive Nuclear Material Using Laser Driven Neutron Beams

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    Favalli, Andrea; Roth, Markus

    2015-05-01

    An investigation of the viability of a laser-driven neutron source for active interrogation is reported. The need is for a fast, movable, operationally safe neutron source which is energy tunable and has high-intensity, directional neutron production. Reasons for the choice of neutrons and lasers are set forth. Results from the interrogation of an enriched U sample are shown.

  8. Analog morphocorrelation: new technique with implications for high-resolution absolute age dating

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    Arnold, A.J.; Parker, W.C.; Berggren, W.A.

    1986-05-01

    The conventional approach to increased biostratigraphic resolution involves identifying additional datum planes defined by discrete events. Multivariate techniques used to refine a conventional taxonomic zonal scheme offer no improvement in precision; however, since the characters on which the zonal boundaries are based often show continuous stratigraphic variation, they offer an opportunity for continuous stratigraphic correlation based on the stage of evolution. Morphometric analysis was conducted on two lineages: (1) the Globorotalia cibaoensis-G. crassaformis linage, using a reference section from the early Pliocene of the Rio Grande rise, spanning approximately 2.6 m.y.; and (2) the G. conoidea-G.inflata lineage, using a reference section from the late Miocene to the Holocene from the southwest Pacific, spanning approximately 8 m.y. Stepwise multiple regression of morphologic variates generated an equation with an age-prediction precision (95% confidence) of +/- 122 k.y. in the G. crassaformis lineage and +/- 463 k.y. in the G conoidea lineage (accuracy depends on calibration of absolute dates in the reference section and our knowledge of sedimentation rates over the measured interval). Using single-equation analog morphocorrelation, any sample overlapped by the reference lineage can be correlated, which reduce the need for repeated sampling in a search for discrete events. The authors demonstrate that analysis of continuous morphologic variation can increase stratigraphic precision with a few carefully chosen variables, and that analog morpho-correlation can yield absolute dates, rather than relative dates with quantified error. Any disadvantages inherent in analog morphocorrelation are also found in conventional biostratigraphic techniques, but are usually unquantified and unrecognized.

  9. Public Law 109-364, dated OCT 17, 2006 | Department of Energy

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    Public Law 109-364, dated OCT 17, 2006, Subtitle D-United States Defense Industrial Base Provisions Public Law 109-364, dated OCT 17, 2006 More Documents & Publications Special...

  10. Docket_N._EO-05-01signedby_Secretary_Bodman-_dated_92806.PDF...

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    DocketN.EO-05-01signedbySecretaryBodman-dated92806.PDF DocketN.EO-05-01signedbySecretaryBodman-dated92806.PDF (104.04 KB) More Documents & Publications Department of ...

  11. K-Ar Dates Of Hydrothermal Clays From Core Hole Vc-2B, Valles...

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    (765 m) gives an age of 6.74 Ma. Two dates on illite from sandstones in Permian red beds (1008 and 1187 m) are 4.33 and 4.07 Ma, respectively. Surprisingly, three dates on...

  12. Property:Geothermal/DoeFundingLevelToDate | Open Energy Information

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    Property Edit with form History Property:GeothermalDoeFundingLevelToDate Jump to: navigation, search Property Name GeothermalDoeFundingLevelToDate Property Type Number...

  13. 2017 Project Peer Review Save the Date Flier | Department of Energy

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    7 Project Peer Review Save the Date Flier 2017 Project Peer Review Save the Date Flier Save the Date for the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office's 2017project Peer Review on on March 5-10, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. 2017_peer_review_save_the_date.pdf (1.36 MB) More Documents & Publications the Small Business Voucher Program Overview Webinar November 2013 News Blast Bioenergy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report

  14. DOE Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding the Compliance Date for the Dehumidifier Test Procedure

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    The Department of Energy has published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the compliance date for the dehumidifier test procedure.

  15. Hazard Communication Training- Upcoming Implementation Date for New Hazard Communication Standard

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    Hazard Communication Training - Upcoming Implementation Date for New Hazard Communication Standard - OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.1200, Hazard Communication Standard.

  16. U.S. Department of Energy TP/TI Date PROPERTY

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    Signature (Transferee) ACCOUNTABLE PROPERTY REPRESENTATIVE TRANSFER APPROVED: PROPERTY ACCOUNTABLE OFFICER DATE JustificationRemarks: Replacement Item Requested: yes no To ...

  17. Cognitive tasks in information analysis: Use of event dwell time to characterize component activities

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    Sanquist, Thomas F.; Greitzer, Frank L.; Slavich, Antoinette L.; Littlefield, Rik J.; Littlefield, Janis S.; Cowley, Paula J.

    2004-09-28

    Technology-based enhancement of information analysis requires a detailed understanding of the cognitive tasks involved in the process. The information search and report production tasks of the information analysis process were investigated through evaluation of time-stamped workstation data gathered with custom software. Model tasks simulated the search and production activities, and a sample of actual analyst data were also evaluated. Task event durations were calculated on the basis of millisecond-level time stamps, and distributions were plotted for analysis. The data indicate that task event time shows a cyclic pattern of variation, with shorter event durations (< 2 sec) reflecting information search and filtering, and longer event durations (> 10 sec) reflecting information evaluation. Application of cognitive principles to the interpretation of task event time data provides a basis for developing “cognitive signatures” of complex activities, and can facilitate the development of technology aids for information intensive tasks.

  18. Microsoft Word - Lab call doc TEMPLATE ver 11.3 _may 3rd due date_.docx

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    RESEARCH CALL TO DOE/FEDERAL LABORATORIES Technical Support for Interconnection-Level Electric Infrastructure Planning RC-BM-2010 CONTACT: Brian Mollohan, Project Manager TELEPHONE NUMBER: (304) 285-1367 FAX NUMBER: (304) 285-4403 E-MAIL: brian.mollohan@netl.doe.gov ISSUING OFFICE: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY National Energy Technology Laboratory 3610 Collins Ferry Road, P. O. Box 880 Morgantown, WV 26507-0880 ISSUE DATE: April 1, 2010 DUE DATE: May 3, 2010 This Research Call uses funding from

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    CONTROL OF MECHANICALLY ACTIVATED POLYMERSOME FUSION: FACTORS AFFECTING FUSION.","Henderson, Ian M.; Paxton, Walter F","2014-07-01T04:00:00Z",1182985,,"SAND2014-15541J","AC04-94AL8...

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    Solar Energy Education. Home economics: student activities. Field test edition","Not Available","1981-03-01T05:00:00Z",5685662,"10.21725685662","DOECS34039-T11","AC01-77CS34039"...

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    Preliminary characterization of active MEMS valves.","Barnard, Casey Anderson","2010-08-01T04:00:00Z",1008114,"10.21721008114","SAND2010-6880","AC04-94AL85000","TRN:...

  2. Currently used pesticides and their mixtures affect the function of sex hormone receptors and aromatase enzyme activity

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    Kjeldsen, Lisbeth Stigaard; Ghisari, Mandana; Bonefeld-Jørgensen, Eva Cecilie

    2013-10-15

    The endocrine-disrupting potential of pesticides is of health concern, since they are found ubiquitously in the environment and in food items. We investigated in vitro effects on estrogen receptor (ER) and androgen receptor (AR) transactivity, and aromatase enzyme activity, of the following pesticides: 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (MCPA), terbuthylazine, iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium, mesosulfuron-methyl, metsulfuron-methyl, chlormequat chloride, bitertanol, propiconazole, prothioconazole, mancozeb, cypermethrin, tau fluvalinate, malathion and the metabolite ethylene thiourea (ETU). The pesticides were analyzed alone and in selected mixtures. Effects of the pesticides on ER and AR function were assessed in human breast carcinoma MVLN cells and hamster ovary CHO-K1 cells, respectively, using luciferase reporter gene assays. Effects on aromatase enzyme activity were analyzed in human choriocarcinoma JEG-3 cells, employing the classical [{sup 3}H]{sub 2}O method. Five pesticides (terbuthylazine, propiconazole, prothioconazole, cypermethrin and malathion) weakly induced the ER transactivity, and three pesticides (bitertanol, propiconazole and mancozeb) antagonized the AR activity in a concentration-dependent manner. Three pesticides (terbuthylazine, propiconazole and prothioconazole) weakly induced the aromatase activity. In addition, two mixtures, consisting of three pesticides (bitertanol, propiconazole, cypermethrin) and five pesticides (terbuthylazine, bitertanol, propiconazole, cypermethrin, malathion), respectively, induced the ER transactivity and aromatase activity, and additively antagonized the AR transactivity. In conclusion, our data suggest that currently used pesticides possess endocrine-disrupting potential in vitro which can be mediated via ER, AR and aromatase activities. The observed mixture effects emphasize the importance of considering the combined action of pesticides in order to assure proper estimations of related health effect risks

  3. Advanced fire-resistant forms of activated carbon and methods of adsorbing and separating gases using same

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    Xiong, Yongliang; Wang, Yifeng

    2015-02-03

    Advanced, fire-resistant activated carbon compositions useful in adsorbing gases; and having vastly improved fire resistance are provided, and methods for synthesizing the compositions are also provided. The advanced compositions have high gas adsorption capacities and rapid adsorption kinetics (comparable to commercially-available activated carbon), without having any intrinsic fire hazard. They also have superior performance to Mordenites in both adsorption capacities and kinetics. In addition, the advanced compositions do not pose the fibrous inhalation hazard that exists with use of Mordenites. The fire-resistant compositions combine activated carbon mixed with one or more hydrated and/or carbonate-containing minerals that release H.sub.2O and/or CO.sub.2 when heated. This effect raises the spontaneous ignition temperature to over 500.degree. C. in most examples, and over 800.degree. C. in some examples. Also provided are methods for removing and/or separating target gases, such as Krypton or Argon, from a gas stream by using such advanced activated carbons.

  4. Method and apparatus for active tamper indicating device using optical time-domain reflectometry

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    Smith, D. Barton; Muhs, Jeffrey D.; Pickett, Chris A.; Earl, D. Duncan

    1999-01-01

    An optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) launches pulses of light into a link or a system of multiplexed links and records the waveform of pulses reflected by the seals in the link(s). If a seal is opened, the link of cables will become a discontinuous transmitter of the light pulses and the OTDR can immediately detect that a seal has been opened. By analyzing the waveform, the OTDR can also quickly determine which seal(s) were opened. In this way the invention functions as a system of active seals. The invention is intended for applications that require long-term surveillance of a large number of closures. It provides immediate tamper detection, allows for periodic access to secured closures, and can be configured for many different distributions of closures. It can monitor closures in indoor and outdoor locations and it can monitor containers or groups of containers located many kilometers apart.

  5. Use of CaO as an activator for producing a price-competitive non-cement structural binder using ground granulated blast furnace slag

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    Kim, Min Sik; Jun, Yubin; Lee, Changha Oh, Jae Eun

    2013-12-15

    The use of calcium oxide (CaO) demonstrates a superior potential for the activation of ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS), and it produces a higher mechanical strength than calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH){sub 2}]. The mechanical strength differences between CaO- and Ca(OH){sub 2}-activated GGBFS binders are explored using isothermal calorimetry, powder X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric and differential thermal analysis (TGA and DTA) as well as compressive strength testing. Calcium silicate hydrate (C–S–H), Ca(OH){sub 2} and a hydrotalcite-like phase are found as reaction products in all samples. The TGA and DTA results indicate that the use of CaO produces more C–S–H, although this is not likely to be the primary cause of higher strength development in the CaO-activated GGBFS. Rather, other factors such as porosity may govern the strength at a higher order of magnitude. Significant reduction of Ca(OH){sub 2} occurs only with the use of Ca(OH){sub 2}, followed by the formation of carbonate (CaCO{sub 3}), indicating carbonation. -- Highlights: •CaO showed a better potential for the activation of GGBFS than Ca(OH){sub 2}. •Strength test, XRD, TGA/DTA and isothermal calorimetry are used. •C-S-H, Ca(OH){sub 2}, and a hydrotalcite-like phase are found in all samples. •The use of Ca(OH){sub 2} causes some degree of carbonation.

  6. In vitro - in vivo correlations for endocrine activity of a mixture of currently used pesticides

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    Taxvig, Camilla; Hadrup, Niels; Boberg, Julie; Axelstad, Marta; Bossi, Rossana; Bonefeld-Jørgensen, Eva Cecilie; Vinggaard, Anne Marie

    2013-11-01

    Two pesticide mixtures were investigated for potential endocrine activity. Mix 3 consisted of bitertanol, propiconazole, and cypermethrin, and Mix 5 included malathion and terbuthylazine in addition to the three pesticides in Mix 3. All five single pesticides and the two mixtures were investigated for their ability to affect steroidogenesis in vitro in H295R cells. The pesticides alone and both mixtures affected steroidogenesis with both mixtures causing increase in progesterone and decrease in testosterone. For Mix 5 an increase in estradiol was seen as well, indicating increased aromatase activity. The two mixtures were also investigated in pregnant rats dosed from gestational day 7 to 21, followed by examination of dams and fetuses. Decreased estradiol and reduced placental testosterone were seen in dams exposed to Mix 5. Also a significant increase in aromatase mRNA-levels in female adrenal glands was found for Mix5. However, either of the two mixtures showed any effects on fetal hormone levels in plasma or testis, or on anogenital distance. Overall, potential aromatase induction was found for Mix 5 both in vitro and in vivo, but not for Mix 3, an effect likely owed to terbuthylazine in Mix 5. However, the hormonal responses in vitro were only partly reflected in vivo, probably due to some toxicokinetic issues, as the pesticide levels in the amniotic fluid also were found to be negatively affected by the number of compounds present in the mixtures. Nonetheless, the H295R assay gives hints on conceivable interference with steroidogenesis, thus generating hypotheses on in vivo effects. - Highlights: • The study examines the endocrine disrupting potential of mixtures of pesticides. • All single pesticides and both mixtures affected steroidogenesis in vitro. • Potential aromatase induction was found for Mix 5 both in vitro and in vivo. • The hormonal responses in vitro were only partly reflected in vivo.

  7. SU-E-T-557: Measuring Neutron Activation of Cardiac Devices Irradiated During Proton Therapy Using Indium Foils

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    Avery, S; Christodouleas, J; Delaney, K; Diffenderfer, E; Brown, K

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: Measuring Neutron Activation of Cardiac devices Irradiated during Proton Therapy using Indium Foils Methods: The foils had dimensions of 25mm x 25mm x 1mm. After being activated, the foils were placed in a Canberra Industries well chamber utilizing a NaI(Tl) scintillation detector. The resulting gamma spectrum was acquired and analyzed using Genie 2000 spectroscopy software. One activation foil was placed over the upper, left chest of RANDO where a pacemaker would be. The rest of the foils were placed over the midline of the patient at different distances, providing a spatial distribution over the phantom. Using lasers and BBs to align the patient, 200 MU square fields were delivered to various treatment sites: the brain, the pancreas, and the prostate. Each field was shot at least a day apart, giving more than enough time for activity of the foil to decay (t1=2 = 54.12 min). Results: The net counts (minus background) of the three aforementioned peaks were used for our measurements. These counts were adjusted to account for detector efficiency, relative photon yields from decay, and the natural abundance of 115-In. The average neutron flux for the closed multi-leaf collimator irradiation was measured to be 1.62 x 106 - 0.18 x 106 cm2 s-1. An order of magnitude estimate of the flux for neutrons up to 1 keV from Diffenderfer et al. gives 3 x 106 cm2 s-1 which does agree on the order of magnitude. Conclusion: Lower energy neutrons have higher interaction cross-sections and are more likely to damage pacemakers. The thermal/slow neutron component may be enough to estimate the overall risk. The true test of the applicability of activation foils is whether or not measurements are capable of predicting cardiac device malfunction. For that, additional studies are needed to provide clinical evidence one way or the other.

  8. DISSECTING PHOTOMETRIC REDSHIFT FOR ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEUS USING XMM- AND CHANDRA-COSMOS SAMPLES

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    Salvato, M.; Hasinger, G.; Ilbert, O.; Rau, A.; Brusa, M.; Bongiorno, A.; Civano, F.; Elvis, M.; Zamorani, G.; Vignali, C.; Comastri, A.; Bardelli, S.; Bolzonella, M.; Cappelluti, N.; Aussel, H.; Le Floc'h, E.; Mainieri, V.; Capak, P.; Caputi, K.; and others

    2011-12-01

    In this paper, we release accurate photometric redshifts for 1692 counterparts to Chandra sources in the central square degree of the Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS) field. The availability of a large training set of spectroscopic redshifts that extends to faint magnitudes enabled photometric redshifts comparable to the highest quality results presently available for normal galaxies. We demonstrate that morphologically extended, faint X-ray sources without optical variability are more accurately described by a library of normal galaxies (corrected for emission lines) than by active galactic nucleus (AGN) dominated templates, even if these sources have AGN-like X-ray luminosities. Preselecting the library on the bases of the source properties allowed us to reach an accuracy {sigma}{sub {Delta}z/(1+z{sub s{sub p{sub e{sub c)}}}}}{approx}0.015 with a fraction of outliers of 5.8% for the entire Chandra-COSMOS sample. In addition, we release revised photometric redshifts for the 1735 optical counterparts of the XMM-detected sources over the entire 2 deg{sup 2} of COSMOS. For 248 sources, our updated photometric redshift differs from the previous release by {Delta}z > 0.2. These changes are predominantly due to the inclusion of newly available deep H-band photometry (H{sub AB} = 24 mag). We illustrate once again the importance of a spectroscopic training sample and how an assumption about the nature of a source together, with the number and the depth of the available bands, influences the accuracy of the photometric redshifts determined for AGN. These considerations should be kept in mind when defining the observational strategies of upcoming large surveys targeting AGNs, such as eROSITA at X-ray energies and the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder Evolutionary Map of the Universe in the radio band.

  9. Identifying Low pH Active and Lactate-Utilizing Taxa within Oral Microbiome Communities from Healthy Children Using Stable Isotope Probing Techniques

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    McLean, Jeffrey S.; Fansler, Sarah J.; Majors, Paul D.; Mcateer, Kathleen; Allen, Lisa Z.; Shirtliff, Mark E.; Lux, Renate; Shi, Wenyuan

    2012-03-05

    Many human microbial infectious diseases including dental caries are polymicrobial in nature and how these complex multi-species communities evolve from a healthy to a diseased state is not well understood. Although many health- or disease-associated oral microbes have been characterized in vitro, their physiology in vivo in the presence of the complex oral microbiome is difficult to determine with current approaches. In addition, about half of these oral species remain uncultivated to date and little is known except their 16S rRNA sequence. Lacking culture-based physiological analyses, the functional roles of uncultivated microorganisms will remain enigmatic despite their apparent disease correlation. To start addressing these knowledge gaps, we applied a novel combination of in vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) with RNA and DNA based Stable Isotope Probing (SIP) to oral plaque communities from healthy children for temporal monitoring of carbohydrate utilization, organic acid production and identification of metabolically active and inactive bacterial species.

  10. MR-based motion correction for PET imaging using wired active MR microcoils in simultaneous PET-MR: Phantom study

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    Huang, Chuan; Brady, Thomas J.; El Fakhri, Georges; Ouyang, Jinsong; Ackerman, Jerome L.; Petibon, Yoann

    2014-04-15

    Purpose: Artifacts caused by head motion present a major challenge in brain positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. The authors investigated the feasibility of using wired active MR microcoils to track head motion and incorporate the measured rigid motion fields into iterative PET reconstruction. Methods: Several wired active MR microcoils and a dedicated MR coil-tracking sequence were developed. The microcoils were attached to the outer surface of an anthropomorphic{sup 18}F-filled Hoffman phantom to mimic a brain PET scan. Complex rotation/translation motion of the phantom was induced by a balloon, which was connected to a ventilator. PET list-mode and MR tracking data were acquired simultaneously on a PET-MR scanner. The acquired dynamic PET data were reconstructed iteratively with and without motion correction. Additionally, static phantom data were acquired and used as the gold standard. Results: Motion artifacts in PET images were effectively removed by wired active MR microcoil based motion correction. Motion correction yielded an activity concentration bias ranging from ?0.6% to 3.4% as compared to a bias ranging from ?25.0% to 16.6% if no motion correction was applied. The contrast recovery values were improved by 37%156% with motion correction as compared to no motion correction. The image correlation (mean standard deviation) between the motion corrected (uncorrected) images of 20 independent noise realizations and static reference was R{sup 2} = 0.978 0.007 (0.588 0.010, respectively). Conclusions: Wired active MR microcoil based motion correction significantly improves brain PET quantitative accuracy and image contrast.

  11. Two step novel hydrogen system using additives to enhance hydrogen release from the hydrolysis of alane and activated aluminum

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    Zidan, Ragaiy; Teprovich, Joseph A.; Motyka, Theodore

    2015-12-01

    A system for the generation of hydrogen for use in portable power systems is set forth utilizing a two-step process that involves the thermal decomposition of AlH.sub.3 (10 wt % H.sub.2) followed by the hydrolysis of the activated aluminum (Al*) byproduct to release additional H.sub.2. Additionally, a process in which water is added directly without prior history to the AlH.sub.3:PA composite is also disclosed.

  12. Active Management of Integrated Geothermal-CO2 Storage Reservoirs in Sedimentary Formations: Data used in Geosphere Journal Article

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    Thomas A. Buscheck

    2015-06-01

    This data submission is for Phase 2 of Active Management of Integrated Geothermal-CO2 Storage Reservoirs in Sedimentary Formations, which focuses on multi-fluid (CO2 and brine) geothermal energy production and diurnal bulk energy storage in geologic settings that are suitable for geologic CO2 storage. This data submission includes all data used in the Geosphere Journal article by Buscheck et al (2016). All assumptions are discussed in that article.

  13. Energy Department Announces Dates and New Contests for Solar...

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    living; water use and re-use strategies; smart energy use and market potential. ... Each team that successfully builds a solar house at the site and finishes the competition ...

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    most economically used in the long term and the implications for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and petroleum use. In order to better understand competition for biomass between...

  15. Environmental assessment of the thermal neutron activation explosive detection system for concourse use at US airports

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    Jones, C.G.

    1990-08-01

    This document is an environmental assessment of a system designed to detect the presence of explosives in checked airline baggage or cargo. The system is meant to be installed at the concourse or lobby ticketing areas of US commercial airports and uses a sealed radioactive source of californium-252 to irradiate baggage items. The major impact of the use of this system arises from direct exposure of the public to scattered or leakage radiation from the source and to induced radioactivity in baggage items. Under normal operation and the most likely accident scenarios, the environmental impacts that would be created by the proposed licensing action would not be significant. 44 refs., 19 figs., 18 tabs.

  16. Use of DOE SGP Radars in Support of ASR Modeling Activities

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    Rutledge, Steven A.

    2015-12-13

    The objective of this work was to use the DOE Southern Great Plains (SGP) precipitation radars to investigate physical characteristics of clouds and precipitation, and use this knowledge in support of DOE ASR modeling efforts. The goal was to develop an integrated data set based on the SGP instrumentation to yield statistically robust fields to aid in the task of verifying simulated cloud dynamical and microphysical fields. For this effort we relied heavily on the ARM scanning precipitation radars, X-SAPR’s and C-SAPR, and also incorporating data from wind profilers, surface disdrometers and the nearby WSR-88D radar, KVNX. Initially we lent our expertise to quality controlling the data from the newly installed ARM radars, particularly the X-band polarimetric data, and additionally assessed automatic radial velocity unfolding algorithms developed by other ASR researchers. We focused our efforts on four cases from the MC3E field campaign in 2011 and developed a dataset including microphysical information derived from hydrometeor identification and kinematic analysis using multiple-Doppler retrieval techniques. This dataset became a PI product and was released to the community in 2014. This analysis was used to investigate the source of big drops (> 5 mm) observed with disdrometers at the surface. It was found that the big drops were coincident with the strongest updrafts, suggesting they resulted from the melting of large precipitation ice, likely hail. We teamed up with W-K Tao and T. Matsui to statistically compare radar-derived observational kinematics and microphysics to WRF model output for the 25 April 2011. Comparisons highlighted some areas where the model may need improvement, such as generating too much hail and big drops, as well as overly-strong updrafts and overly-weak of downdrafts.

  17. Active investigation of material damage under load using micro-CT

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    Navalgund, Megha Mishra, Debasish; Manoharan, V.; Zunjarrao, Suraj

    2015-03-31

    Due the growth of composite materials across multiple industries such as Aviation, Wind there is an increasing need to not just standardize and improve manufacturing processes but also to design these materials for the specific applications. One of the things that this translates to is understanding how failure initiates and grows in these materials and at what loads, especially around internal flaws such as voids or features such as ply drops. Traditional methods of investigating internal damage such as CT lack the resolution to resolve ply level damage in composites. Interrupted testing with layer removal can be used to investigate internal damage using microscopy; however this is a destructive method. Advanced techniques such as such as DIC are useful for in-situ damage detection, however are limited to surface information and would not enable interrogating the volume. Computed tomography has become a state of the art technique for metrology and complete volumetric investigation especially for metallic components. However, its application to the composite world is still nascent. This paper demonstrates micro-CT’s capability as a gauge to quantitatively estimate the extent of damage and understand the propagation of damage in PMC composites while the component is under stress.

  18. Radical advancement in multi-spectral imaging for autonomous vehicles (UAVs, UGVs, and UUVs) using active compensation.

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    Clark, Brian F.; Bagwell, Brett E.; Wick, David Victor

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this LDRD was to demonstrate a compact, multi-spectral, refractive imaging systems using active optical compensation. Compared to a comparable, conventional lens system, our system has an increased operational bandwidth, provides for spectral selectivity and, non-mechanically corrects aberrations induced by the wavelength dependent properties of a passive refractive optical element (i.e. lens). The compact nature and low power requirements of the system lends itself to small platforms such as autonomous vehicles. In addition, the broad spectral bandwidth of our system would allow optimized performance for both day/night use, and the multi-spectral capability allows for spectral discrimination and signature identification.

  19. Sulfur determination in blood from inhabitants of Brazil using neutron activation analysis

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    Oliveira, Laura C.; Zamboni, Cibele B.

    2013-05-06

    In this study the NAA technique was applied to analyze sulfur in blood from inhabitants of Brazil for the proposition of an indicative interval. The measurements were performed considering lifestyle factors (non-smokers, non-drinkers and no history of toxicological exposure) of Brazilian inhabitants. The influence of gender was also investigated considering several age ranges (18-29, 30-39, 40-49, >50 years). These data are useful in clinical investigations, to identify or prevent diseases caused by inadequate sulfur ingestion and for nutritional evaluation of Brazilian population.

  20. Home Energy Score: Analysis & Improvements to Date | Department of Energy

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    Analysis & Improvements to Date Home Energy Score: Analysis & Improvements to Date Home Energy Score: Analysis & Improvements to Date, a presentation from the U.S. Department of Energy, by Joan Glickman Senior Advisor/Program Manager, Home Energy Score, July 24, 2012. pilot_analysis_webinar7-24-12.pdf (897.68 KB) More Documents & Publications Home Energy Score Program HES Program Update and Scoring Tool v2014 Release Home Energy Score: Program Update for Interested Stakeholders