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  1. Metal-phosphate binders

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Howe, Beth Ann [Lewistown, IL; Chaps-Cabrera, Jesus Guadalupe [Coahuila, MX

    2009-05-12

    A metal-phosphate binder is provided. The binder may include an aqueous phosphoric acid solution, a metal-cation donor including a metal other than aluminum, an aluminum-cation donor, and a non-carbohydrate electron donor.

  2. Development of superior asphalt recycling agency: Phase 1, Technical feasibility. Technical progress report

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    Bullin, J.A.; Glover, C.J.; Davison, R.R.; Lin, Moon-Sun; Chaffin, J.; Liu, Meng; Eckhardt, C.

    1996-04-01

    About every 12 years, asphalt roads must be reworked, and this is usually done by placing thick layers (hot-mix overlays) of new material on top of failed material, resulting in considerable waste of material and use of new asphalt binder. A good recycling agent is needed, not only to reduce the viscosity of the aged material but also to restore compatibility. Objective is to establish the technical feasibility (Phase I) of determining the specifications and operating parameters for producing high quality recycling agents which will allow most/all the old asphalt-based road material to be recycled. It is expected that supercritical fractionation can be used. The advanced road aging simulation procedure will be used to study aging of blends of old asphalt and recycling agents.

  3. Development of asphalts and pavements using recycled tire rubber. Phase 1, Technical feasibility. Technical progress report, September 1, 1994--August 31, 1995

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    Bullin, J.A.; Davison, R.R.; Glover, C.J.

    1996-06-01

    About 285 million tires are discarded every year; less than 100 million are currently being recycled, with the rest being placed in landfills and other waste sites. A solution to reduce the littering of the environment is to use ground tire rubber in road construction. Currently, about 27 million tons of asphalt are used each year in road construction and maintenance of the country`s 2 million miles of roads. If all of the waste tire rubber could be combined with asphalt in road construction, it would displace less than 6% of the total asphalt used each year, yet could save about 60 trillion Btus annually. Purpose of this project is to provide data needed to optimize the performance of rubber-asphalt concretes. The first phase is to develop asphalts and recycling agents tailored for compatibility with ground tire rubber. Chapter 2 presents results on Laboratory Testing and Evaluation: fractionate asphalt material, reblending for aromatic asphalts, verifying optimal curing parameters, aging of blends, and measuring ductilities of asphalt-rubber binders. Chapter 3 focuses on Evaluating Mixture Characteristics (modified binders). Chapter 4 covers Adhesion Test Development (water susceptibility is also covered). The final chapter focuses on the Performance/Economic Update and Commercialization Plan.

  4. Jeffrey Binder | Argonne National Laboratory

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

    Photo of Jeffrey Binder Jeffrey Binder Associate Laboratory Director, Energy and Global Security Jeffrey L. Binder is the Associate Laboratory Director of Argonne National Laboratory's Energy and Global Security (EGS) Directorate, a team that applies unique expertise in science, engineering and information systems to deliver environmentally sound solutions to challenges in energy access and global security. Dr. Binder joins Argonne from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he

  5. Char binder for fluidized beds

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Borio, Richard W.; Accortt, Joseph I.

    1981-01-01

    An arrangement that utilizes agglomerating coal as a binder to bond coal fines and recycled char into an agglomerate mass that will have suitable retention time when introduced into a fluidized bed 14 for combustion. The simultaneous use of coal for a primary fuel and as a binder effects significant savings in the elimination of non-essential materials and processing steps.

  6. Method Of Characterizing An Electrode Binder

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    Cocciantelli, Jean-Michel; Coco, Isabelle; Villenave, Jean-Jacques

    1999-05-11

    In a method of characterizing a polymer binder for cell electrodes in contact with an electrolyte and including a current collector and a paste containing an electrochemically active material and said binder, a spreading coefficient of the binder on the active material is calculated from the measured angle of contact between standard liquids and the active material and the binder, respectively. An interaction energy of the binder with the electrolyte is calculated from the measured angle of contact between the electrolyte and the binder. The binder is selected such that the spreading coefficient is less than zero and the interaction energy is at least 60 mJ/m.sup.2.

  7. California: Conducting Polymer Binder Boosts Storage Capacity...

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

    Conducting Polymer Binder Boosts Storage Capacity, Wins R&D 100 Award California: Conducting Polymer Binder Boosts Storage Capacity, Wins R&D 100 Award August 19, 2013 - 10:17am ...

  8. Electrochemical components employing polysiloxane-derived binders

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Delnick, Frank M.

    2013-06-11

    A processed polysiloxane resin binder for use in electrochemical components and the method for fabricating components with the binder. The binder comprises processed polysiloxane resin that is partially oxidized and retains some of its methyl groups following partial oxidation. The binder is suitable for use in electrodes of various types, separators in electrochemical devices, primary lithium batteries, electrolytic capacitors, electrochemical capacitors, fuel cells and sensors.

  9. Nanoscale Heterostructures and Thermoplastic Resin Binders: Novel

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    Lithium-Ion Anodes | Department of Energy Nanoscale Heterostructures and Thermoplastic Resin Binders: Novel Lithium-Ion Anodes Nanoscale Heterostructures and Thermoplastic Resin Binders: Novel Lithium-Ion Anodes 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting es061_kumta_2012_p.pdf (3.2 MB) More Documents & Publications Nanoscale Heterostructures and Thermoplastic Resin Binders: Novel Lithium-Ion Anodes Novel

  10. Nanoscale Heterostructures and Thermoplastic Resin Binders: Novel...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Nanoscale Heterostructures and Thermoplastic Resin Binders: Novel Lithium-Ion Anodes Novel Lithium Ion Anode Structures: Overview of New DOE BATT Anode Projects Nano-scale ...

  11. Binder enhanced refuse derived fuel

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    Daugherty, Kenneth E.; Venables, Barney J.; Ohlsson, Oscar O.

    1996-01-01

    A refuse derived fuel (RDF) pellet having about 11% or more particulate calcium hydroxide which is utilized in a combustionable mixture. The pellets are used in a particulate fuel bring a mixture of 10% or more, on a heat equivalent basis, of the RDF pellet which contains calcium hydroxide as a binder, with 50% or more, on a heat equivalent basis, of a sulphur containing coal. Combustion of the mixture is effective to produce an effluent gas from the combustion zone having a reduced SO.sub.2 and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon content of effluent gas from similar combustion materials not containing the calcium hydroxide.

  12. Cool Asphalt Shingles | Department of Energy

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

    Cool Asphalt Shingles Cool Asphalt Shingles Berkeley Lab Heat Island Group research assistant Sharon Chen prepares a prototype of high-performance cool shingle roofing. Credit: Heat Island Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab Heat Island Group research assistant Sharon Chen prepares a prototype of high-performance cool shingle roofing. Credit: Heat Island Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Lead Performer: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Berkeley, CA

  13. Rapid determination of actinides in asphalt samples

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    Maxwell, Sherrod L.; Culligan, Brian K.; Hutchison, Jay B.

    2014-01-12

    A new rapid method for the determination of actinides in asphalt samples has been developed that can be used in emergency response situations or for routine analysis If a radiological dispersive device (RDD), Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) or a nuclear accident such as the accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in March, 2011 occurs, there will be an urgent need for rapid analyses of many different environmental matrices, including asphalt materials, to support dose mitigation and environmental clean up. The new method for the determination of actinides in asphalt utilizes a rapid furnace step to destroy bitumen and organicsmore » present in the asphalt and sodium hydroxide fusion to digest the remaining sample. Sample preconcentration steps are used to collect the actinides and a new stacked TRU Resin + DGA Resin column method is employed to separate the actinide isotopes in the asphalt samples. The TRU Resin plus DGA Resin separation approach, which allows sequential separation of plutonium, uranium, americium and curium isotopes in asphalt samples, can be applied to soil samples as well.« less

  14. Rapid determination of actinides in asphalt samples

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    Maxwell, Sherrod L.; Culligan, Brian K.; Hutchison, Jay B.

    2014-01-12

    A new rapid method for the determination of actinides in asphalt samples has been developed that can be used in emergency response situations or for routine analysis If a radiological dispersive device (RDD), Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) or a nuclear accident such as the accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in March, 2011 occurs, there will be an urgent need for rapid analyses of many different environmental matrices, including asphalt materials, to support dose mitigation and environmental clean up. The new method for the determination of actinides in asphalt utilizes a rapid furnace step to destroy bitumen and organics present in the asphalt and sodium hydroxide fusion to digest the remaining sample. Sample preconcentration steps are used to collect the actinides and a new stacked TRU Resin + DGA Resin column method is employed to separate the actinide isotopes in the asphalt samples. The TRU Resin plus DGA Resin separation approach, which allows sequential separation of plutonium, uranium, americium and curium isotopes in asphalt samples, can be applied to soil samples as well.

  15. New Cool Roof Coatings and Affordable Cool Color Asphalt

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

    New Cool Roof Coatings and Affordable Cool Color Asphalt Shingles Meng-Dawn Cheng Oak ... roof coatings and asphalt shingles to reduce energy consumption of new and existing roofs. ...

  16. Battery components employing a silicate binder

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Delnick, Frank M.; Reinhardt, Frederick W.; Odinek, Judy G.

    2011-05-24

    A battery component structure employing inorganic-silicate binders. In some embodiments, casting or coating of components may be performed using aqueous slurries of silicates and electrode materials or separator materials.

  17. Resinous binders for coal and chars

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    Olson, E.S.; Sharma, R.K.; Young, B.C.

    1995-12-31

    Binder development and application to the briquetting or pelleting of coal fines has been extensive. The search for low-cost, effective binders for making strong and durable briquettes or pellets continues unabated. Strong, durable compacts are required, not only for handling, transport, and storage of the product but also to withstand the rigors of application such as flue gas treatment sorbents and catalytic supports. Many kinds of binders, organic and inorganic, have been used to gain the desired strength. Synthetic polymers have been investigated because they promote good strength and water insolubility, but these features are generally outweighed by the polymer cost. Promising earlier developments of biomass-derived binders have received slow market acceptance, mainly because of the cost resulting from the high concentrations required. However, recent advances in processing lignocellulosic materials have generated potentially low-cost polymeric binding agents for making coal briquettes. Phenol novolaks were previously used with lignites to make activated carbons. Recently, binders were prepared from mixtures of phenol, lignin, and formaldehyde and used for wood flour molding and friction materials. The goal of our work was to investigate the characteristics of resinous binders from lignocellulosic as well as coal-derived materials when used with dried or beneficiated coals and chars.

  18. Y-12's rough roads smoothed over with recycled asphalt | Y-12...

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

    asphalt Posted: December 3, 2015 - 3:11pm The recycled asphalt is good for fixing potholes and ruts and can be used to "pave" a gravel road. Some 23,000 tons of asphalt removed...

  19. Freeforming objects with low-binder slurry

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Cesarano, III, Joseph; Calvert, Paul D.

    2000-01-01

    In a rapid prototyping system, a part is formed by depositing a bead of slurry that has a sufficient high concentration of particles to be pseudoplastic and almost no organic binders. After deposition the bead is heated to drive off sufficient liquid to cause the bead to become dilatant.

  20. Surface roughness effects on the solar reflectance of cool asphalt...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Journal Article: Surface roughness effects on the solar reflectance of cool asphalt shingles Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Surface roughness effects on the solar ...

  1. EERE Success Story-California: Conducting Polymer Binder Boosts...

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    storage capacity by 30%. The elastic material stretches during the expansion of silicon particles as the battery ... Project Overview Positive Impact Conducting Polymer Binder ...

  2. Block Copolymer Cathode Binder to Simultaneously Transport Electronic...

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    Single material serves as cathode binder and conductor of electronic charge and ions Lower cost Semiconducting properties Simpler battery assembly process Lighter weight ...

  3. High temperature intermetallic binders for HVOF carbides

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    Shaw, K.G.; Gruninger, M.F.; Jarosinski, W.J.

    1994-12-31

    Gas turbines technology has a long history of employing the desirable high temperature physical attributes of ceramic-metallic (cermet) materials. The most commonly used coatings incorporate combinations of WC-Co and Cr{sub 3}C{sub 2}-NiCr, which have also been successfully utilized in other non-turbine coating applications. Increased turbine operating temperatures and other high temperature service conditions have made apparent the attractive notion of increasing the temperature capability and corrosion resistance of these coatings. In this study the intermetallic binder NiAl has been used to replace the cobalt and NiCr constituents of conventional WC and Cr{sub 3}C{sub 2} cermet powders. The composite carbide thermal spray powders were fabricated for use in the HVOF coating process. The structure of HVOF deposited NiAl-carbide coatings are compared directly to the more familiar WC-Co and Cr{sub 3}C{sub 2}-NiCr coatings using X-ray diffraction, back-scattered electron imaging (BEI) and electron dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). Hardness variations with temperature are reported and compared between the NiAl and Co/NiCr binders.

  4. Asphalt Roofing Shingles Into Energy Project Summary Report

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    Jameson, Rex, PE

    2008-04-28

    Based on a widely cited September, 1999 report by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, nearly 11 million tons of asphalt roofing shingle wastes are produced in the United States each year. Recent data suggests that the total is made up of about 9.4 million tons from roofing tear-offs and about 1.6 million tons from manufacturing scrap. Developing beneficial uses for these materials would conserve natural resources, promote protection of the environment and strengthen the economy. This project explored the feasibility of using chipped asphalt shingle materials in cement manufacturing kilns and circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boilers. A method of enhancing the value of chipped shingle materials for use as fuel by removing certain fractions for use as substitute raw materials for the manufacture of new shingles was also explored. Procedures were developed to prevent asbestos containing materials from being processed at the chipping facilities, and the frequency of the occurrence of asbestos in residential roofing tear-off materials was evaluated. The economic feasibility of each potential use was evaluated based on experience gained during the project and on a review of the well established use of shingle materials in hot mix asphalt. This project demonstrated that chipped asphalt shingle materials can be suitable for use as fuel in circulating fluidized boilers and cement kilns. More experience would be necessary to determine the full benefits that could be derived and to discover long term effects, but no technical barriers to full scale commercial use of chipped asphalt shingle materials in these applications were discovered. While the technical feasibility of various options was demonstrated, only the use of asphalt shingle materials in hot mix asphalt applications is currently viable economically.

  5. Organic binders for iron ore pelletization and steelmaking

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    Karkoska, D.; Sankey, E.; Anderson, R.

    1995-12-01

    Historically, bentonite has been used in the agglomeration process in North American iron ore plants. In 1986, Eveleth Mines replaced bentonite with Peridur, a carboxy methyl cellulose organic binder used in conjunction with 1% limestone. Since May of 1993, Allied Colloids` Alcotac FE8 has been used by Eveleth as the replacement for bentonite. This paper discusses the performance benefits obtained when bentonite was replaced with an organic binder. These totally synthetic binders are used in conjunction with limestone. The benefits of organic binders are: improved metallurgical parameters of the fired pellet, especially the reducibility, which results in more efficient use of gases in the blast furnace; reduced silica in the pellet, in the case of Eveleth Mines this was a reduction of 0.5%, a lower silica pellet reduces slag in the blast furnace; increased production in both the agglomeration/induration and steelmaking processes; and a decrease in coke consumption.

  6. Polyamidoamine Dendrimer-Based Binders for High-Loading Lithium...

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    Title: Polyamidoamine Dendrimer-Based Binders for High-Loading Lithium-Sulfur Battery Cathodes Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries are regarded as one of the most promising candidates ...

  7. High-Rate, High-Capacity Binder-Free Electrode

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    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC High-Rate, High-Capacity Binder-Free Electrode Patent: PCT-09-41 Chunmei Ban ...

  8. Novel Binders and Methods for Agglomeration of Ore

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    S. K. Kawatra; T. C. Eisele; K. A. Lewandowski; J. A. Gurtler

    2006-12-31

    Many metal extraction operations, such as leaching of copper, leaching of precious metals, and reduction of metal oxides to metal in high-temperature furnaces, require agglomeration of ore to ensure that reactive liquids or gases are evenly distributed throughout the ore being processed. Agglomeration of ore into coarse, porous masses achieves this even distribution of fluids by preventing fine particles from migrating and clogging the spaces and channels between the larger ore particles. Binders are critically necessary to produce agglomerates that will not break down during processing. However, for many important metal extraction processes there are no binders known that will work satisfactorily. Primary examples of this are copper heap leaching, where there are no binders that will work in the acidic environment encountered in this process, and advanced ironmaking processes, where binders must function satisfactorily over an extraordinarily large range of temperatures (from room temperature up to over 1200 C). As a result, operators of many facilities see a large loss of process efficiency due to their inability to take advantage of agglomeration. The large quantities of ore that must be handled in metal extraction processes also means that the binder must be inexpensive and useful at low dosages to be economical. The acid-resistant binders and agglomeration procedures developed in this project will also be adapted for use in improving the energy efficiency and performance of a broad range of mineral agglomeration applications, particularly heap leaching and advanced primary ironmaking. This project has identified several acid-resistant binders and agglomeration procedures that can be used for improving the energy efficiency of heap leaching, by preventing the ''ponding'' and ''channeling'' effects that currently cause reduced recovery and extended leaching cycle times. Methods have also been developed for iron ore processing which are intended to improve the

  9. NOVEL BINDERS AND METHODS FOR AGGLOMERATION OF ORE

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    S.K. Kawatra; T.C. Eisele; J.A. Gurtler; C.A. Hardison; K. Lewandowski

    2004-04-01

    Many metal extraction operations, such as leaching of copper, leaching of precious metals, and reduction of metal oxides to metal in high-temperature furnaces, require agglomeration of ore to ensure that reactive liquids or gases are evenly distributed throughout the ore being processed. Agglomeration of ore into coarse, porous masses achieves this even distribution of fluids by preventing fine particles from migrating and clogging the spaces and channels between the larger ore particles. Binders are critically necessary to produce agglomerates that will not break down during processing. However, for many important metal extraction processes there are no binders known that will work satisfactorily. Primary examples of this are copper heap leaching, where there are no binders that will work in the acidic environment encountered in this process, and advanced ironmaking processes, where binders must function satisfactorily over an extraordinarily large range of temperatures (from room temperature up to over 1200 C). As a result, operators of many facilities see a large loss of process efficiency due to their inability to take advantage of agglomeration. The large quantities of ore that must be handled in metal extraction processes also means that the binder must be inexpensive and useful at low dosages to be economical. The acid-resistant binders and agglomeration procedures developed in this project will also be adapted for use in improving the energy efficiency and performance of a broad range of mineral agglomeration applications, particularly heap leaching and advanced primary ironmaking.

  10. Recovery and reuse of asphalt roofing waste. Final report

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    Desai, S.; Graziano, G.; Shepherd, P.

    1984-02-02

    Burning of asphalt roofing waste as a fuel and incorporating asphalt roofing waste in bituminous paving were identified as the two outstanding resource recovery concepts out of ten studied. Four additional concepts might be worth considering under different market or technical circumstances. Another four concepts were rated as worth no further consideration at this time. This study of the recovery of the resource represented in asphalt roofing waste has identified the sources and quantities of roofing waste. About six million cubic yards of scrap roofing are generated annually in the United States, about 94% from removal of old roofing at the job site and the remainder from roofing material production at factories. Waste disposal is a growing problem for manufacturers and contractors. Nearly all roofing waste is hauled to landfills at a considerable expense to roofing contractors and manufacturers. Recovery of the roofing waste resource should require only a modest economic incentive. The asphalt contained in roofing waste represents an energy resource of more than 7 x 10/sup 13/ Btu/year. Another 1 x 10/sup 13/ Btu/year may be contained in field-applied asphalt on commercial building roofs. The two concepts recommended by this study appear to offer the broadest applicability, the most favorable economics, and the highest potential for near-term implementation to reuse this resource.

  11. Evaluation of products recovered from scrap tires for use as asphalt modifiers

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    McKay, J.

    1992-05-01

    Western Research Institute performed rheological tests and water sensitivity tests on asphalt cements that had been modified with carbonous residues obtained from the pyrolysis of scrap tires and waste motor oil. These tests are part of an ongoing program at the University of Wyoming Chemical Engineering Department to evaluate, as asphalt additives, solid carbonous products recovered from the scrap tire and waste motor oil pyrolysis experiments conducted at the University. The tests showed that carbonous residues increased the viscosity and decreased the elasticity of AC-10 and AC-20 asphalts. The tests also indicatedthat asphalt cements modified with carbonous residues were less sensitive to water damage and age embrittlement than unmodified asphalt cements.

  12. Investigation of Asphalt Mixture Creep Behavior Using Thin Beam Specimens

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    Zofka, Adam; Marasteanu, Mihai; Turos, Mugur

    2008-02-15

    The asphalt pavement layer consists of two or more lifts of compacted asphalt mixture; the top of the layer is also exposed to aging, a factor that significantly affects the mixture properties. The current testing specifications use rather thick specimens that cannot be used to investigate the gradual change in properties with pavement depth. This paper investigates the feasibility of using the 3-point bending test with thin asphalt mixture beams (127x12.7x6.35 mm) to determine the low-temperature creep compliance of the mixtures. Several theoretical and semi-empirical models, from the theory of composites, are reviewed and evaluated using numerical and experimental data. Preliminary results show that this method can be used for low-temperature mixture characterization but several crucial factors need further inspection and interpretation.

  13. Asphalt emulsion sealing of uranium mill tailings. 1979 annual report

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    Hartley, J.N.; Koehmstedt, P.L.; Esterl, D.J.; Freeman, H.D.

    1980-06-01

    Uranium mill tailings are a source of low-level radiation and radioactive materials that may be released into the environment. Stabilization or disposal of these tailings in a safe and environmentally sound way is necessary to minimize radon exhalation and other radioactive releases. One of the most promising concepts for stabilizing uranium tailings is being investigated at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory: the use of asphalt emulsion to contain radon and other potentially hazardous materials in uranium tailings. Results of these studies indicate that radon flux from uranium tailings can be reduced by greater than 99% by covering the tailings with an asphalt emulsion that is poured on or sprayed on (3.0 to 7.0 mm thick), or mixed with some of the tailings and compacted to form an admixture seal (2.5 to 15.2 cm) containing 18 wt % residual asphalt.

  14. Automated titration method for use on blended asphalts

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    Pauli, Adam T.; Robertson, Raymond E.; Branthaver, Jan F.; Schabron, John F.

    2012-08-07

    A system for determining parameters and compatibility of a substance such as an asphalt or other petroleum substance uses titration to highly accurately determine one or more flocculation occurrences and is especially applicable to the determination or use of Heithaus parameters and optimal mixing of various asphalt stocks. In a preferred embodiment, automated titration in an oxygen gas exclusive system and further using spectrophotometric analysis (2-8) of solution turbidity is presented. A reversible titration technique enabling in-situ titration measurement of various solution concentrations is also presented.

  15. Novel Binders and Methods for Agglomeration of Ore

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    S. K. Kawatra; T. C. Eisele; J. A. Gurtler

    2004-03-31

    Many metal extraction operations, such as leaching of copper, leaching of precious metals, and reduction of metal oxides to metal in high-temperature furnaces, require agglomeration of ore to ensure that reactive liquids or gases are evenly distributed throughout the ore being processed. Agglomeration of ore into coarse, porous masses achieves this even distribution of fluids by preventing fine particles from migrating and clogging the spaces and channels between the larger ore particles. Binders are critically necessary to produce agglomerates that will not break down during processing. However, for many important metal extraction processes there are no binders known that will work satisfactorily. A primary example of this is copper heap leaching, where there are no binders that will work in the acidic environment encountered in this process. As a result, operators of acidic heap-leach facilities see a large loss of process efficiency due to their inability to take advantage of agglomeration. The large quantities of ore that must be handled in metal extraction processes also means that the binder must be inexpensive and useful at low dosages to be economical. The acid-resistant binders and agglomeration procedures developed in this project will also be adapted for use in improving the energy efficiency and performance of other agglomeration applications, particularly advanced primary ironmaking.

  16. Electronically conductive polymer binder for lithium-ion battery electrode

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    Liu, Gao; Xun, Shidi; Battaglia, Vincent S; Zheng, Honghe

    2014-10-07

    A family of carboxylic acid group containing fluorene/fluorenon copolymers is disclosed as binders of silicon particles in the fabrication of negative electrodes for use with lithium ion batteries. These binders enable the use of silicon as an electrode material as they significantly improve the cycle-ability of silicon by preventing electrode degradation over time. In particular, these polymers, which become conductive on first charge, bind to the silicon particles of the electrode, are flexible so as to better accommodate the expansion and contraction of the electrode during charge/discharge, and being conductive promote the flow battery current.

  17. Method for freeforming objects with low-binder slurry

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Cesarano, III, Joseph; Calvert, Paul D.

    2002-01-01

    In a rapid prototyping system, a part is formed by depositing a bead of slurry that has a sufficient high concentration of particles to be pseudoplastic and almost no organic binders. After deposition the bead is heated to drive off sufficient liquid to cause the bead to become dilatant.

  18. Tertiary nitrogen heterocyclic material to reduce moisture-induced damage in asphalt-aggregate mixtures

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Plancher, Henry; Petersen, Joseph C.

    1982-01-01

    Asphalt-aggregate roads crack when subjected to freezing and thawing cycles. Herein, the useful life of asphalts are substantially improved by a minor amount of a moisture damage inhibiting agent selected from compounds having a pyridine moiety, including acid salts of such compounds. A shale oil fraction may serve as the source of the improving agent and may simply be blended with conventional petroleum asphalts.

  19. Integrated coke, asphalt and jet fuel production process and apparatus

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    Shang, Jer Y.

    1991-01-01

    A process and apparatus for the production of coke, asphalt and jet fuel m a feed of fossil fuels containing volatile carbon compounds therein is disclosed. The process includes the steps of pyrolyzing the feed in an entrained bed pyrolyzing means, separating the volatile pyrolysis products from the solid pyrolysis products removing at least one coke from the solid pyrolysis products, fractionating the volatile pyrolysis products to produce an overhead stream and a bottom stream which is useful as asphalt for road pavement, condensing the overhead stream to produce a condensed liquid fraction and a noncondensable, gaseous fraction, and removing water from the condensed liquid fraction to produce a jet fuel-containing product. The disclosed apparatus is useful for practicing the foregoing process. the process provides a useful method of mass producing and jet fuels from materials such as coal, oil shale and tar sands.

  20. Electronically conductive polymer binder for lithium-ion battery electrode

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    Liu, Gao; Xun, Shidi; Battaglia, Vincent S.; Zheng, Honghe; Wu, Mingyan

    2015-07-07

    A family of carboxylic acid groups containing fluorene/fluorenon copolymers is disclosed as binders of silicon particles in the fabrication of negative electrodes for use with lithium ion batteries. Triethyleneoxide side chains provide improved adhesion to materials such as, graphite, silicon, silicon alloy, tin, tin alloy. These binders enable the use of silicon as an electrode material as they significantly improve the cycle-ability of silicon by preventing electrode degradation over time. In particular, these polymers, which become conductive on first charge, bind to the silicon particles of the electrode, are flexible so as to better accommodate the expansion and contraction of the electrode during charge/discharge, and being conductive promote the flow battery current.

  1. Electronically conductive polymer binder for lithium-ion battery electrode

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    Liu, Gao; Battaglia, Vincent S.; Park, Sang -Jae

    2015-10-06

    A family of carboxylic acid groups containing fluorene/fluorenon copolymers is disclosed as binders of silicon particles in the fabrication of negative electrodes for use with lithium ion batteries. Triethyleneoxide side chains provide improved adhesion to materials such as, graphite, silicon, silicon alloy, tin, tin alloy. These binders enable the use of silicon as an electrode material as they significantly improve the cycle-ability of silicon by preventing electrode degradation over time. In particular, these polymers, which become conductive on first charge, bind to the silicon particles of the electrode, are flexible so as to better accommodate the expansion and contraction of the electrode during charge/discharge, and being conductive promote the flow battery current.

  2. Low-loss binder for hot pressing boron nitride

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Maya, Leon

    1991-01-01

    Borazine derivatives used as low-loss binders and precursors for making ceramic boron nitride structures. The derivative forms the same composition as the boron nitride starting material, thereby filling the voids with the same boron nitride material upon forming and hot pressing. The derivatives have a further advantage of being low in carbon thus resulting in less volatile byproduct that can result in bubble formation during pressing.

  3. Infiltration of Nanoparticles into Porous Binder Jet Printed Parts

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    Elliott, Amelia; AlSalihi, Sarah; Merriman, Abbey L.; Basti, Mufeed M.

    2016-01-01

    The densification of parts that are produced by binder jetting Additive Manufacturing (AM; a.k.a. “3D Printing”) is an essential step in making them mechanically useful. By increasing the packing factor of the powder bed by incorporating nanoparticles into the binder has potential to alleviate the amount of shrinkage needed for full densification of binder jet parts. We present preliminary data on the use of 316L Stainless Steel Nanoparticles (SSN) to densify 316L stainless steel binder jet parts. Aqueous solutions of Diethylene Glycol (DEG) or Ethylene Glycol (EG) were prepared at different DEG/water and EG/water molar ratios; pH of the solutionsmore » was adjusted by the use of 0.10 M sodium hydroxide. Nanoparticles were suspended in a resulted solution at a volume percentage of SSN/solution at 0.5%. The suspension was then sonicated for thirty minutes. One milliliter of the suspension was added stepwise to a sintered, printed disk with the dimensions: (d = 10 mm, h = 3 mm) in the presence of a small magnet. The 3D part was then sintered again. Moreover, the increase in the mass of the 3D part was used as indication of the amount of nanoparticles that diffused in the 3D part. This mass percent increase was studied as a function of pH of the suspension and as function DEG/water molar ratio. Unlike EG, data show that change in pH affects the mass percent when the suspension was made with DEG. Finally, optical analysis of the discs’ cross sections revealed trends metallic densities similar to trends in the data for mass increase with changing pH and water molar ratio.« less

  4. Infiltration of Nanoparticles into Porous Binder Jet Printed Parts

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    Elliott, Amelia; AlSalihi, Sarah; Merriman, Abbey L.; Basti, Mufeed M.

    2016-01-01

    The densification of parts that are produced by binder jetting Additive Manufacturing (AM; a.k.a. “3D Printing”) is an essential step in making them mechanically useful. By increasing the packing factor of the powder bed by incorporating nanoparticles into the binder has potential to alleviate the amount of shrinkage needed for full densification of binder jet parts. We present preliminary data on the use of 316L Stainless Steel Nanoparticles (SSN) to densify 316L stainless steel binder jet parts. Aqueous solutions of Diethylene Glycol (DEG) or Ethylene Glycol (EG) were prepared at different DEG/water and EG/water molar ratios; pH of the solutions was adjusted by the use of 0.10 M sodium hydroxide. Nanoparticles were suspended in a resulted solution at a volume percentage of SSN/solution at 0.5%. The suspension was then sonicated for thirty minutes. One milliliter of the suspension was added stepwise to a sintered, printed disk with the dimensions: (d = 10 mm, h = 3 mm) in the presence of a small magnet. The 3D part was then sintered again. Moreover, the increase in the mass of the 3D part was used as indication of the amount of nanoparticles that diffused in the 3D part. This mass percent increase was studied as a function of pH of the suspension and as function DEG/water molar ratio. Unlike EG, data show that change in pH affects the mass percent when the suspension was made with DEG. Finally, optical analysis of the discs’ cross sections revealed trends metallic densities similar to trends in the data for mass increase with changing pH and water molar ratio.

  5. Binder Formulations Utilizing Furanic Components - Energy Innovation Portal

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    Advanced Materials Advanced Materials Find More Like This Return to Search Binder Formulations Utilizing Furanic Components Battelle Memorial Institute Contact BMI About This Technology Publications: PDF Document Publication View Patent Application Here (115 KB) Technology Marketing SummaryThis technology describes the use of furanic components derived from agricultural waste streams, such as hydroxylmethylfurfural (HMF). When used in combination with a phenolic urethane resin and cured with a

  6. Remedial investigation/feasibility study analysis asphalt storage area, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. Master's thesis

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    Miller, N.S.

    1993-01-01

    This report is focused on an abandoned material storage area located on Elmendorf Air Force Base (EAFB), Alaska. The site is located approximately 2000 feet from the east end of the east/west runway and includes approximately 25 acres. The site was used for asphalt storage and preparation activities during the 1940s and 1950s. Approximately 4,500 drums of asphalt and 29 drums of unknown materials have been abandoned at the site. The drums are located in 32 areas throughout the 25-acre site. Following several decades of exposure to the elements, many of the drums have corroded and leaked to the ground surface. Several acres of soil are inundated with liquid asphalt that has leaked from the drums. Depths of the asphalt range from 6 to 10 inches in areas where surface anomalies have created depressions, and thus a collection point for the asphalt. A 14-x 18-x 4 foot wood frame pit used to support previous asphalt operations is located at the north end of the site. The pit contains approximately 2300 gallons of asphalt. There are also locations where the soil appears to be contaminated by petroleum products other than asphalt.

  7. Hanford Permanent Isolation Barrier Program: Asphalt technology data and status report - FY 1994

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    Freeman, H.D.; Romine, R.A.; Zacher, A.H.

    1994-09-01

    The asphalt layer within the Hanford Permanent Isolation Barrier (HPIB) is an important component of the overall design. This layer provides a RCRA equivalent backup to the overlying earthen layers in the unlikely event that these layers are not able to reduce the infiltration rate to less than 0.05 cm/yr. There is only limited amount of information on using asphalt for a moisture infiltration barrier over the long times required by the HPIB. Therefore, a number of activities are under way, as part of the Barrier Development Program, to obtain data on the performance of asphalt as a moisture barrier in a buried environment over a 1000-year period. These activities include (1) determining RCRA equivalency, (2) measurement of physical properties, (3) measurement of aging characteristics, and (4) relationship to ancient asphalt analogs. During FY 1994 progress was made on all of these activities. Studies were conducted both in the laboratory and on the prototype barrier constructed over the 216-B-57 crib in the 200 East Area on the Hanford Site. This report presents results obtained from the asphalt technology tasks during FY 1994. Also included are updates to planned activities for asphalt analogs and monitoring the asphalt test pad near the prototype barrier. Measurements of hydraulic conductivity on the HMAC portion of the prototype barrier show that the asphalt layers easily meet the RCRA standard of 1 {times} 10{sup -7} cm/s. In-place measurements using a new field falling head technique show an average of 3.66 {times} 10{sup -8} cm/s, while cores taken from the north end of the prototype and measured in a laboratory setup averaged 1.29 {times} 10{sup -9} cm/s. Measurements made on the fluid applied asphalt membrane (polymer-modified asphalt) show an extremely low permeability of less than 1 {times} 10{sup -11} cm/s.

  8. A new binder for powder injection molding titanium and other reactive metals

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    Weil, K. Scott; Nyberg, Eric A.; Simmons, Kevin L.

    2006-06-26

    We have developed a new aromatic-based binder for powder injection molding (PIM) reactive metals, such as titanium, zirconium, niobium, tungsten, and molybdenum. Because of careful selection of the binder constituents, thermal removal is readily accomplished at low temperatures and short-times via vacuum sublimation. In this way the binder can be cleanly extracted from the green part prior to sintering to minimize the amount of residual carbon left in the final component. Rheological measurements indicate that powder loadings in the PIM feedstock as high as 67 vol% could be achieved using the new binder system, while still maintaining low mixing torques and injection molding pressures.

  9. California: Conducting Polymer Binder Boosts Storage Capacity, Wins R&D 100 Award

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Working with Nextval, Inc., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) developed a Conducting Polymer Binder for high-capacity lithium-ion batteries.

  10. High-Rate, High-Capacity Binder-Free Electrode

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    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC High-Rate, High-Capacity Binder-Free Electrode Patent: PCT-09-41 Chunmei Ban Zhuangchun Wu Anne Dillon National Renewable Energy Laboratory PCT: 09-41 Binderfree electrode 2 Outline  What is the technology  Why it is better than other technologies  How far away from market  Technical details  Market analysis National Renewable Energy Laboratory PCT: 09-41 Binderfree electrode 3

  11. Y-12's rough roads smoothed over with 23,000 tons of recycled asphalt |

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    National Nuclear Security Administration | (NNSA) 's rough roads smoothed over with 23,000 tons of recycled asphalt Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 12:00am NNSA Blog Some 23,000 tons of asphalt removed during this summer's UPF site work have been put to use throughout the site. Potholes and gravel roads are now "paved" with the recycled asphalt that has been ground into a material called base course. Unlike gravel, the material tends to rebind into a solid form as it is packed down,

  12. Center for BioBased Binders and Pollution Reduction Technology

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    Thiel, Jerry

    2013-07-01

    Funding will support the continuation of the Center for Advanced Bio-based Binders and Pollution Reduction Technology Center (CABB) in the development of bio-based polymers and emission reduction technologies for the metal casting industry. Since the formation of the center several new polymers based on agricultural materials have been developed. These new materials have show decreases in hazardous air pollutants, phenol and formaldehyde as much as 50 to 80% respectively. The polymers termed bio-polymers show a great potential to utilize current renewable agricultural resources to replace petroleum based products and reduce our dependence on importing of foreign oil. The agricultural technology has shown drastic reductions in the emission of hazardous air pollutants and volatile organic compounds and requires further development to maintain competitive costs and productivity. The project will also research new and improved inorganic binders that promise to eliminate hazardous emissions from foundry casting operations and allow for the beneficial reuse of the materials and avoiding the burdening of overcrowded landfills.

  13. Ductile Binder Phase For Use With Almgb14 And Other Hard Ceramic Materials

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    Cook, Bruce A.; Russell, Alan; Harringa, Joel

    2005-07-26

    This invention relates to a ductile binder phase for use with AlMgB14 and other hard materials. The ductile binder phase, a cobalt-manganese alloy, is used in appropriate quantities to tailor good hardness and reasonable fracture toughness for hard materials so they can be used suitably in industrial machining and grinding applications.

  14. New Cool Roof Coatings and Affordable Cool Color Asphalt | Department of

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

    Energy New Cool Roof Coatings and Affordable Cool Color Asphalt New Cool Roof Coatings and Affordable Cool Color Asphalt Emerging Technologies Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review emrgtech25_cheng_040413.pdf (1.35 MB) More Documents & Publications Accelerated Aging of Roofing Materials - 2013 BTO Peer Review Berkeley Lab Heat Island Group research assistant Sharon Chen prepares a prototype of high-performance cool shingle roofing. Credit: Heat Island

  15. Effects of ageing on different binders for retouching and on some binder-pigment combinations used for restoration of wall paintings

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    Ropret, P. Zoubek, R.; Skapin, A. Sever Bukovec, P.

    2007-11-15

    In restoration of colour layers, the selection of the most appropriate retouching binder is a very important step that may have a crucial impact on materials durability. As different weather conditions can have versatile influence on stability of colour layers, we determined the effect of ageing on carefully selected samples of binders (Tylose, Klucel, ammonium caseinate, gum arabicum, fish and skin glues and some other synthetic binders) as well as on several binder-pigment combinations (the pigments in combinations being cinnabar, green earth and smalt). The samples were subjected to accelerated ageing tests in climatic chambers. In these tests the temperature and the relative humidity were daily oscillating between - 20 deg. C and 50 deg. C and 50% to 90%, respectively, for a period of one month. Then the samples were exposed to UV and visible light generated by a metal halide lamp for a month. The differences in microstructure before and after ageing were determined by optical and scanning electron microscopy, while the ageing of the organic structures in binders was investigated by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) microscopy.

  16. Asphalt emulsion radon barrier systems for uranium mill tailings: an overview of the technology

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    Baker, E.G.; Hartley, J.N.; Freeman, H.D.; Gates, T.E.; Nelson, D.A.; Dunning, R.L.

    1984-03-01

    Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), under contract to the US Department of Energy (DOE) Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project (UMTRAP) office, has developed an asphalt emulsion cover system to reduce the release of radon from uranium mill tailings. The system has been field tested at Grand Junction, Colorado. Results from laboratory and field tests indicate that this system is effective in reducing radon release to near-background levels (<2.5 pCi m/sup -2/s/sup -1/) and has the properties required for long-term effectiveness and stability. Engineering specifications have been developed, and analysis indicates that asphalt emulsion covers are cost-competitive with other cover systems. This report summarizes the technology for asphalt emulsion radon barrier systems. 59 references, 45 figures, 36 tables.

  17. EERE Success Story—California: Conducting Polymer Binder Boosts Storage Capacity, Wins R&D 100 Award

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Working with Nextval, Inc., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) developed a Conducting Polymer Binder for high-capacity lithium-ion batteries.

  18. Strength Loss in MA-MOX Green Pellets from Radiation Damage to Binders

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    Paul A. Lessing; W.R. Cannon; Gerald W. Egeland; Larry D. Zuck; James K. Jewell; Douglas W. Akers; Gary S. Groenewold

    2013-06-01

    The fracture strength of green Minor Actinides (MA)-MOX pellets containing 75 wt.% DUO2, 20 wt. % PuO2, 3 wt. % AmO2 and 2 wt. % NpO2 was studied as a function of storage time, after mixing in the binder and before sintering, to test the effect of radiation damage on binders. Fracture strength degraded continuously over the 10 days of the study for all three binders studied: PEG binder (Carbowax 8000), microcrystalline wax (Mobilcer X) and Styrene-acrylic copolymer (Duramax B1022) but the fracture strength of Duramax B1022 degraded the least. For instance, for several hours after mixing Carbowax 8000 with MA MOX, the fracture strength of a pellet was reasonably high and pellets were easily handled without breaking but the pellets were too weak to handle after 10 days. Strength measured using diametral compression test showed strength degradation was more rapid in pellets containing 1.0 wt. % Carbowax PEG 8000 compared to those containing only 0.2 wt. %, suggesting that irradiation not only left the binder less effective but also reduced the pellet strength. In contrast the strength of pellets containing Duramax B1022 degraded very little over the 10 day period. It was suggested that the styrene portion of the Duramax B1022 copolymer provided the radiation resistance.

  19. Hydration and strength development of binder based on high-calcium oil shale fly ash

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    Freidin, C. [Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Sede-Boqer (Israel)] [Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Sede-Boqer (Israel)

    1998-06-01

    The properties of high-calcium oil shale fly ash and low-calcium coal fly ash, which are produced in Israeli power stations, were investigated. High-calcium oil shale fly ash was found to contain a great amount of CaO{sub free} and SO{sub 3} in the form of lime and anhydrite. Mixtures of high-calcium oil shale fly ash and low-calcium coal fly ash, termed fly ash binder, were shown to cure and have improved strength. The influence of the composition and curing conditions on the compressive strength of fly ash binders was examined. The microstructure and the composition of fly ash binder after curing and long-term exposure in moist air, water and open air conditions were studied. It was determined that ettringite is the main variable in the strength and durability of cured systems. The positive effect of calcium silicate hydrates, CSH, which are formed by interaction of high-calcium oil shale fly ash and low-calcium coal fly ash components, on the carbonation and dehydration resistance of fly ash binder in open air is pronounced. It was concluded that high-calcium oil shale fly ash with high CaO{sub free} and SO{sub 3} content can be used as a binder for building products.

  20. Selective catalytic reduction system and process using a pre-sulfated zirconia binder

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    Sobolevskiy, Anatoly; Rossin, Joseph A.

    2010-06-29

    A selective catalytic reduction (SCR) process with a palladium catalyst for reducing NOx in a gas, using hydrogen as a reducing agent is provided. The process comprises contacting the gas stream with a catalyst system, the catalyst system comprising (ZrO.sub.2)SO.sub.4, palladium, and a pre-sulfated zirconia binder. The inclusion of a pre-sulfated zirconia binder substantially increases the durability of a Pd-based SCR catalyst system. A system for implementing the disclosed process is further provided.

  1. Polyamidoamine Dendrimer-Based Binders for High-Loading Lithium-Sulfur Battery Cathodes

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    Bhattacharya, Priyanka; Nandasiri, Manjula I.; Lv, Dongping; Schwarz, Ashleigh M.; Darsell, Jens T.; Henderson, Wesley A.; Tomalia, Donald A.; Liu, Jun; Zhang, Jiguang; Xiao, Jie

    2016-01-01

    Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries are regarded as one of the most promising candidates for next generation energy storage systems because of their ultra high theoretical specific energy. To realize the practical application of Li-S batteries, however, a high S active material loading is essential (>70 wt% in the carbon-sulfur (C-S) composite cathode and >2 mg cm-2 in the electrode). A critical challenge to achieving this high capacity in practical electrodes is the dissolution of the longer lithium polysulfide reaction intermediates in the electrolyte (resulting in loss of active material from the cathode and contamination of the anode due to the polysulfide shuttle mechanism). The binder material used for the cathode is therefore crucial as this is a key determinant of the bonding interactions between the active material (S) and electronic conducting support (C), as well as the maintenance of intimate contact between the electrode materials and current collector. The battery performance can thus be directly correlated with the choice of binder, but this has received only minimal attention in the relevant Li-S battery published literature. Here, we investigated the application of polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers as functional binders in Li-S batteries—a class of materials which has been unexplored for electrode design. By using dendrimers, it is demonstrated that high S loadings (>4 mg cm-2) can be easily achieved using "standard" (not specifically tailored) materials and simple processing methods. An exceptional electrochemical cycling performance was obtained (as compared to cathodes with conventional linear polymeric binders such as carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR)) with >100 cycles and 85-98% capacity retention, thus demonstrating the significant utility of this new binder architecture which exhibits critical physicochemical properties and flexible nanoscale design parameters (CNDP's).

  2. Computerized economic and statistical investigation of the Alabama liquid asphalt market for public entities

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    Morgan, J.E. Jr.

    1986-01-01

    This study outlines the development of an economic data base and techniques utilized in identifying noncompetitive practices in the sealed bid market for liquid asphalt products purchased by public entities in the State of Alabama. It describes the organization of data and methods for displaying salient characteristics of market conduct and performance. Likely areas of anticompetitive activity are identified from an examination of conditional factors influencing collusion in a market and of circumstantial evidence of collusive behavior of the vendors. Methods of detecting and analyzing suspicious behavior are indicated and applied to selected data. The conclusion reached was that collusion was present in the Alabama liquid asphalt market during 1971-1978. An antitrust action was initiated by the State. Damages were calculated from the data base using a GLM regression model. An out-of-court settlement was negotiated by the defendant vendors.

  3. A Comparison of New TATBs, FK-800 binder and LX-17-like PBXs to Legacy Materials

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    Willey, T M; DePiero, S C; Hoffman, D M

    2009-05-01

    Two newly synthesized versions of the insensitive high explosive (IHE) 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzenes (TATBs) were compared to two legacy explosives currently used by the Department of Energy. Except for thermal analysis, small scale safety tests could not distinguish between the different synthetic routes. Morphologies of new TATBs were less faceted and more spherical. The particle size distribution of one new material was similar to legacy TATBs, but the other was very fine. Densities and submicron structure of the new TATBs were also significantly different from the legacy explosives. Pressed pellets of the new explosives were less dense. New FK-800 binder was used to prepare LX-17-like plastic bonded explosives (PBXs) from new and wet aminated TATB. Some mechanical, thermal and performance characterization of the new binder and LX-17-like PBXs was done. Significant differences were found. The reason for a number of these differences is not well understood.

  4. Determining the slag fraction, water/binder ratio and degree of hydration in hardened cement pastes

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    Yio, M.H.N. Phelan, J.C.; Wong, H.S.; Buenfeld, N.R.

    2014-02-15

    A method for determining the original mix composition of hardened slag-blended cement-based materials based on analysis of backscattered electron images combined with loss on ignition measurements is presented. The method does not require comparison to reference standards or prior knowledge of the composition of the binders used. Therefore, it is well-suited for application to real structures. The method is also able to calculate the degrees of reaction of slag and cement. Results obtained from an experimental study involving sixty samples with a wide range of water/binder (w/b) ratios (0.30 to 0.50), slag/binder ratios (0 to 0.6) and curing ages (3 days to 1 year) show that the method is very promising. The mean absolute errors for the estimated slag, water and cement contents (kg/m{sup 3}), w/b and s/b ratios were 9.1%, 1.5%, 2.5%, 4.7% and 8.7%, respectively. 91% of the estimated w/b ratios were within 0.036 of the actual values. -- Highlights: •A new method for estimating w/b ratio and slag content in cement pastes is proposed. •The method is also able to calculate the degrees of reaction of slag and cement. •Reference standards or prior knowledge of the binder composition are not required. •The method was tested on samples with varying w/b ratios and slag content.

  5. Conductivity degradation of polyvinylidene fluoride composite binder during cycling: Measurements and simulations for lithium-ion batteries

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    Grillet, Anne M.; Humplik, Thomas; Stirrup, Emily K.; Roberts, Scott A.; Barringer, David A.; Snyder, Chelsea M.; Janvrin, Madison R.; Apblett, Christopher A.

    2016-07-02

    The polymer-composite binder used in lithium-ion battery electrodes must both hold the electrodes together and augment their electrical conductivity while subjected to mechanical stresses caused by active material volume changes due to lithiation and delithiation. We have discovered that cyclic mechanical stresses cause significant degradation in the binder electrical conductivity. After just 160 mechanical cycles, the conductivity of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF):carbon black binder dropped between 45–75%. This degradation in binder conductivity has been shown to be quite general, occurring over a range of carbon black concentrations, with and without absorbed electrolyte solvent and for different polymer manufacturers. Mechanical cycling ofmore » lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2) cathodes caused a similar degradation, reducing the effective electrical conductivity by 30–40%. Mesoscale simulations on a reconstructed experimental cathode geometry predicted the binder conductivity degradation will have a proportional impact on cathode electrical conductivity, in qualitative agreement with the experimental measurements. Lastly, ohmic resistance measurements were made on complete batteries. Direct comparisons between electrochemical cycling and mechanical cycling show consistent trends in the conductivity decline. This evidence supports a new mechanism for performance decline of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries during operation – electrochemically-induced mechanical stresses that degrade binder conductivity, increasing the internal resistance of the battery with cycling.« less

  6. Instability of Polyvinylidene Fluoride-Based Polymeric Binder in Lithium-Ion Cells: Final Report

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    Garcia, M.; Nagasubramanian, G.; Tallant, D.R.; Roth, E.P.

    1999-05-01

    Thermal instabilities were identified in SONY-type lithium-ion cells and correlated with interactions of cell constituents and reaction products. Three temperature regions of interaction were identified and associated with the state of charge (degree of Li intercalation) of the cell. Anodes were shown to undergo exothermic reactions as low as 100 degree C involving the solid electrolyte interface (SEI) layer and the LiPF(6) salt in the electrolyte (EC-PC:DEC/IM LiPF(6)). These reactions could account for the thermal runaway observed in these cells beginning at 100 degree C. Exothermic reactions were also observed in the 200 degree C to 300 degree C region between the intercalated lithium anodes, the LiPF(6) salt, and the PVDF. These reactions were followed by a high-temperature reaction region, 300 degree C to 400 degree C, also involving the PVDF binder and the intercalated lithium anodes. The solvent was not directly involved in these reactions but served as a moderator and transport medium. Cathode exothermic reactions with the PVDF binder were observed above 200 degree C and increased with the state of charge (decreasing Li content). The stability of the PVDF binder as a function of electrochemical cycling was studied using FTIR. The infrared spectra from the extracts of both electrodes indicate that PVDF is chemically modified by exposure to the lithium cell electrolyte (as well as electrochemical cycling) in conjunction with NMP extraction. Preconditioning of PVDF to dehydrohalogenation, which may be occurring by reaction with LiPf(6), makes the PVDF susceptible to attack by a range of nucleophiles.

  7. Gel nanostructure in alkali-activated binders based on slag and fly ash, and effects of accelerated carbonation

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    Bernal, Susan A.; Provis, John L.; Walkley, Brant; San Nicolas, Rackel; Gehman, John D.; Brice, David G.; Kilcullen, Adam R.; Duxson, Peter; Deventer, Jannie S.J. van

    2013-11-15

    Binders formed through alkali-activation of slags and fly ashes, including ‘fly ash geopolymers’, provide appealing properties as binders for low-emissions concrete production. However, the changes in pH and pore solution chemistry induced during accelerated carbonation testing provide unrealistically low predictions of in-service carbonation resistance. The aluminosilicate gel remaining in an alkali-activated slag system after accelerated carbonation is highly polymerised, consistent with a decalcification mechanism, while fly ash-based binders mainly carbonate through precipitation of alkali salts (bicarbonates at elevated CO{sub 2} concentrations, or carbonates under natural exposure) from the pore solution, with little change in the binder gel identifiable by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. In activated fly ash/slag blends, two distinct gels (C–A–S–H and N–A–S–H) are formed; under accelerated carbonation, the N–A–S–H gel behaves comparably to fly ash-based systems, while the C–A–S–H gel is decalcified similarly to alkali-activated slag. This provides new scope for durability optimisation, and for developing appropriate testing methodologies. -- Highlights: •C-A-S-H gel in alkali-activated slag decalcifies during accelerated carbonation. •Alkali-activated fly ash gel changes much less under CO{sub 2} exposure. •Blended slag-fly ash binder contains two coexisting gel types. •These two gels respond differently to carbonation. •Understanding of carbonation mechanisms is essential in developing test methods.

  8. Recycling spent sandblasting grit and similar wastes as aggregate in asphaltic concrete. Technical data sheet

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    Heath, J.C.; Nelson, B.

    1998-12-01

    The Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center (NFESC), Port Hueneme, California, and Naval Facilities Engineering Command Engineering Field Activity, West, San Bruno, California, took overall leadership in identifying and testing methods to manage waste generated from a machine shop located at Hunters Point Annex, at Naval Station, Treasure Island, California. Ship cleaning and equipment maintenance resulted in the accumulation of 4,665 tons of spent sandblasting grit at the site. The spent grit, consisting of silica sand plus a small amount of slag-derived grit, had the physical characteristics of coarse-grained beach sand and also contained fragments of coatings. The spent grit had the potential for exhibiting hazardous characteristics since the coatings included lead-based primers, copper, and butyltin-containing antifouling topcoats. The most beneficial application of reusing the spent grit was to use it as a replacement for some of the fine aggregate in asphaltic concrete. A test program was established that included characterization, bench-scale testing, long-term pilot scale testing, and a full-scale demonstration. Full-scale asphalt production provided samples which proved both the chemical leaching resistance and physical performance characteristics were acceptable.

  9. Excess Foundry Sand Characterization and Experimental Investigation in Controlled Low-Strength Material and Hot-Mixing Asphalt

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    Pauul J. Tikalsky

    2004-10-31

    This report provides technical data regarding the reuse of excess foundry sand. The report addresses three topics: (1) a statistically sound evaluation of the characterization of foundry sand, (2) a laboratory investigation to qualify excess foundry sand as a major component in controlled low-strength material (CLSM), and (3) the identification of the best methods for using foundry sand as a replacement for natural aggregates for construction purposes, specifically in asphalt paving materials. The survival analysis statistical technique was used to characterize foundry sand over a full spectrum of general chemical parameters, metallic elements, and organic compounds regarding bulk analysis and leachate characterization. Not limited to characterization and environmental impact, foundry sand was evaluated by factor analyses, which contributes to proper selection of factor and maximization of the reuse marketplace for foundry sand. Regarding the integration of foundry sand into CLSM, excavatable CLSM and structural CLSM containing different types of excess foundry sands were investigated through laboratory experiments. Foundry sand was approved to constitute a major component in CLSM. Regarding the integration of foundry sand into asphalt paving materials, the optimum asphalt content was determined for each mixture, as well as the bulk density, maximum density, asphalt absorption, and air voids at N{sub ini}, N{sub des}, and N{sub max}. It was found that foundry sands can be used as an aggregate in hot-mix asphalt production, but each sand should be evaluated individually. Foundry sands tend to lower the strength of mixtures and also may make them more susceptible to moisture damage. Finally, traditional anti-stripping additives may decrease the moisture sensitivity of a mixture containing foundry sand, but not to the level allowed by most highway agencies.

  10. Excess Foundry Sand Characterization and Experimental Investigation in Controlled Low-Strength Material and Hot-Mixing Asphalt

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    Tikalsky, Paul J.; Bahia, Hussain U.; Deng, An; Snyder, Thomas

    2004-10-15

    This report provides technical data regarding the reuse of excess foundry sand. The report addresses three topics: a statistically sound evaluation of the characterization of foundry sand, a laboratory investigation to qualify excess foundry sand as a major component in controlled low-strength material (CLSM), and the identification of the best methods for using foundry sand as a replacement for natural aggregates for construction purposes, specifically in asphalt paving materials. The survival analysis statistical technique was used to characterize foundry sand over a full spectrum of general chemical parameters, metallic elements, and organic compounds regarding bulk analysis and leachate characterization. Not limited to characterization and environmental impact, foundry sand was evaluated by factor analyses, which contributes to proper selection of factor and maximization of the reuse marketplace for foundry sand. Regarding the integration of foundry sand into CLSM, excavatable CLSM and structural CLSM containing different types of excess foundry sands were investigated through laboratory experiments. Foundry sand was approved to constitute a major component in CLSM. Regarding the integration of foundry sand into asphalt paving materials, the optimum asphalt content was determined for each mixture, as well as the bulk density, maximum density, asphalt absorption, and air voids at Nini, Ndes, and Nmax. It was found that foundry sands can be used as an aggregate in hot-mix asphalt production, but each sand should be evaluated individually. Foundry sands tend to lower the strength of mixtures and also may make them more susceptible to moisture damage. Finally, traditional anti-stripping additives may decrease the moisture sensitivity of a mixture containing foundry sand, but not to the level allowed by most highway agencies.

  11. Use of a Naphthalene-Based Binder in Injection Molding Net-Shape Titanium Components of Controlled Porosity

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    Weil, K. Scott; Nyberg, Eric A.; Simmons, Kevin L.

    2005-07-01

    We have recently developed a naphthalene-based binder system for use in powder injection molding (PIM) of ceramic and metallic materials. The use of a binder that can be removed via sublimation offers several unique advantages relative to the typical thermoplastic and/or thermoset binders employed in PIM. One of these is that essentially no volume change takes place during debindering. This offers a relatively facile method of introducing porosity into a net-shape part of potentially complex geometry. In the study described in this paper, the effects of powder loading and subsequent isostatic compaction on the size and amount of porosity in the components produced by this technique were investigated. In general, it was found that the amount of porosity is inversely proportional to the initial concentration of metal powder in the PIM feedstock. Likewise, average pore size displays a similar relationship with powder loading.

  12. Alkaline solution/binder ratio as a determining factor in the alkaline activation of aluminosilicates

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    Ruiz-Santaquiteria, C.; Fernandez-Jimenez, A.; Palomo, A.

    2012-09-15

    This study investigates the effect of the alkaline solution/binder (S/B) ratio on the composition and nanostructure of the reaction products generated in the alkaline activation of aluminosilicates. The experiments used two mixtures of fly ash and dehydroxylated white clay and for each of these, varying proportions of the solution components. The alkali activator was an 8 M NaOH solution (with and without sodium silicate) used at three S/B ratios: 0.50, 0.75 and 1.25. The {sup 29}Si, {sup 27}Al MAS NMR and XRD characterisation of the reaction products reveal that for ratios nearest the value delivering suitable paste workability, the reaction-product composition and structure depend primarily on the nature and composition of the starting materials and the alkaline activator used. However, when an excess alkaline activator is present in the system, the reaction products tend to exhibit SiO{sub 2}/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} ratios of approximately 1, irrespective of the composition of the starting binder or the alkaline activator.

  13. Intercalation of p-methycinnamic acid anion into Zn-Al layered double hydroxide to improve UV aging resistance of asphalt

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    Peng, Chao; Dai, Jing; Yu, Jianying; Yin, Jian

    2015-02-15

    A UV absorber, p-methycinnamic acid (PMCA), was intercalated into Zn-Al layered double hydroxide (LDH) by calcination recovery. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy showed that the PMCA anions completely replaced the CO{sub 3}{sup 2−} anions in the interlayer galleries of Zn-Al-LDH containing PMCA anions (Zn-Al-PMCA-LDH). X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy showed that the interlayer distance increased from 0.78 nm to 1.82 nm after the substitution of PMCA anions for CO{sub 3}{sup 2−} anions. The similar diffraction angles of the CO{sub 3}{sup 2−} anion-containing Zn-Al-LDH (Zn-Al-CO{sub 3}{sup 2−}-LDH) and the Zn-Al-CO{sub 3}{sup 2−}-LDH/styrene–butadiene–styrene (SBS) modified asphalt implied that the asphalt molecules do not enter into the LDH interlayer galleries to form separated-phase structures. The different diffraction angles of Zn-Al-PMCA-LDH and Zn-Al-PMCA-LDH/SBS modified asphalt indicated that the asphalt molecules penetrated into the LDH interlayer galleries to form an expanded-phase structure. UV-Vis absorbance analyses showed that Zn-Al-PMCA-LDH was better able to block UV light due to the synergistic effects of PMCA and Zn-Al-LDH. Conventional physical tests and atomic force microscopy images of the SBS modified asphalt, Zn-Al-CO{sub 3}{sup 2−}-LDH/SBS modified asphalt and Zn-Al-PMCA-LDH/SBS modified asphalt before and after UV aging indicated that Zn-Al-PMCA-LDH improved the UV aging resistance of SBS modified asphalts.

  14. Pigments with or without organic binder? A survey of wall painting techniques during Antiquity

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    Walter, P.

    1996-01-01

    The identification of ancient artistic techniques is based on laboratory studies and, for historical cases, also on literary sources. An analytical approach using the techniques of physical chemistry reveals the technical expertise of the artists, right at the dawn of art. In the case of prehistoric parietal art, we show that the artists prepared their pigments with different ground and mixed minerals. They applied their material onto the wall and the particles remained embedded in the superficial calcite layer. Later, the prehistoric people prepared a real paint with the proper pigment, an extender and an organic binder to fix the paint on the wall. During Antiquity, new techniques appear. The paint is applied to the natural or artificial wall and is executed, either directly or on a previously applied plaster. The aim of this paper is to describe the evolution of the techniques. The underlying chemistry provides some interesting clues on the technical choices. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

  15. Binder Jetting: A Novel NdFeB Bonded Magnet Fabrication Process

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    Paranthaman, M. Parans; Shafer, Christopher S.; Elliott, Amy M.; Siddel, Derek H.; McGuire, Michael A.; Springfield, Robert M.; Martin, Josh; Fredette, Robert; Ormerod, John

    2016-04-05

    Our goal of this research is to fabricate near-net-shape isotropic (Nd)2Fe14B-based (NdFeB) bonded magnets using a three dimensional printing process to compete with conventional injection molding techniques used for bonded magnets. Additive manufacturing minimizes the waste of critical materials and allows for the creation of complex shapes and sizes. The binder jetting process works similarly to an inkjet printer. A print-head passes over a bed of NdFeB powder and deposits a polymer binding agent to bind the layer of particles together. The bound powder is then coated with another layer of powder, building the desired shape in successive layers ofmore » bonded powder. Upon completion, the green part and surrounding powders are placed in an oven at temperatures between 100°C and 150°C for 4–6 h to cure the binder. After curing, the excess powder can be brushed away to reveal the completed “green” part. Green magnet parts were then infiltrated with a clear urethane resin to achieve the measured density of the magnet of 3.47 g/cm3 close to 46% relative to the NdFeB single crystal density of 7.6 g/cm3. Magnetic measurements indicate that there is no degradation in the magnetic properties. In conclusion, this study provides a new pathway for preparing near-net-shape bonded magnets for various magnetic applications.« less

  16. Constitutive response of two plastic-bonded explosive binder materials as a function of temperature and strain-rate

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    Cady, C. M.; Blumenthal, W. R.; Gray, G. T. , III; Idar, D. J.

    2004-01-01

    Recently, interest has been shown concerning the mechanical response of plastic-bonded explosives (PBX) and propellants to enable the development of predictive materials models describing the mechanical behavior of these composites. Accordingly, detailed information about the constitutive response is crucial. Compression measurements were conducted on two explosive formulation binders, extruded Estane{trademark} 5703 (hereafter referred to as Estane) and plasticized Estane as a function of temperature from -60 C to +23 C using a specially-designed split Hopkinson pressure bar (strain rate of {approx} 2800 s{sup -1}) and quasi-stattically (strain rates from {approx} 0.001 to 1 s{sup -1}) using a hydraulic load frame. The mechanical response of the Estane was found to exhibit a stronger dependency on strain rate and temperature and higher flow strength for similar test conditions of the materials tested. Plasticized Estane was less sensitively dependent on strain rate and temperature. The visco-elastic recovery of both binders is seen to dominate the mechanical behavior at temperatures above the glass transition temperature (T{sub g}). The binders exhibited increasing elastic loading moduli, E, with increasing strain rate or decreasing temperature, which is similar to other polymeric materials. There is a pronounced shift in the apparent T{sub g} to higher temperatures as the strain rate is increased. At low strain rates the binders exhibit a yield behavior followed by a drop in the flow stress which may or may not recover. At high strain rates the load drop does not occur and the flow stresses level out. A discussion of the Hopkinson bar technique as applied to polymeric or low impedance materials is described in detail.

  17. X-ray microtomography shows pore structure and tortuosity in alkali-activated binders

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    Provis, John L.; Myers, Rupert J.; White, Claire E.; Rose, Volker; Deventer, Jannie S.J. van

    2012-06-15

    Durability of alkali-activated binders is of vital importance in their commercial application, and depends strongly on microstructure and pore network characteristics. X-ray microtomography ({mu}CT) offers, for the first time, direct insight into microstructural and pore structure characteristics in three dimensions. Here, {mu}CT is performed on a set of sodium metasilicate-activated fly ash/slag blends, using a synchrotron beamline instrument. Segmentation of the samples into pore and solid regions is then conducted, and pore tortuosity is calculated by a random walker method. Segmented porosity and diffusion tortuosity are correlated, and vary as a function of slag content (slag addition reduces porosity and increases tortuosity), and sample age (extended curing gives lower porosity and higher tortuosity). This is particularly notable for samples with {>=} 50% slag content, where a space-filling calcium (alumino)silicate hydrate gel provides porosity reductions which are not observed for the sodium aluminosilicate ('geopolymer') gels which do not chemically bind water of hydration.

  18. Recognition of chromatin by the plant alkaloid, ellipticine as a dual binder

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    Banerjee, Amrita; Sanyal, Sulagna; Majumder, Parijat; Chakraborty, Payal; Jana, Kuladip; Dasgupta, Dipak

    2015-07-10

    Recognition of core histone components of chromatin along with chromosomal DNA by a class of small molecule modulators is worth examining to evaluate their intracellular mode of action. A plant alkaloid ellipticine (ELP) which is a putative anticancer agent has so far been reported to function via DNA intercalation, association with topoisomerase II and binding to telomere region. However, its effect upon the potential intracellular target, chromatin is hitherto unreported. Here we have characterized the biomolecular recognition between ELP and different hierarchical levels of chromatin. The significant result is that in addition to DNA, it binds to core histone(s) and can be categorized as a ‘dual binder’. As a sequel to binding with histone(s) and core octamer, it alters post-translational histone acetylation marks. We have further demonstrated that it has the potential to modulate gene expression thereby regulating several key biological processes such as nuclear organization, transcription, translation and histone modifications. - Highlights: • Ellipticine acts a dual binder binding to both DNA and core histone(s). • It induces structural perturbations in chromatin, chromatosome and histone octamer. • It alters histones acetylation and affects global gene expression.

  19. Binder-free highly conductive graphene laminate for low cost printed radio frequency applications

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    Huang, Xianjun; Leng, Ting; Zhang, Xiao; Hu, Zhirun; Chen, Jia Cing; Chang, Kuo Hsin; Geim, Andre K.; Novoselov, Kostya S.

    2015-05-18

    In this paper, we demonstrate realization of printable radio frequency identification (RFID) antenna by low temperature processing of graphene ink. The required ultra-low resistance is achieved by rolling compression of binder-free graphene laminate. With compression, the conductivity of graphene laminate is increased by more than 50 times compared to that of as-deposited one. Graphene laminate with conductivity of 4.3??10{sup 4?}S/m and sheet resistance of 3.8 ?/sq (with thickness of 6??m) is presented. Moreover, the formation of graphene laminate from graphene ink reported here is simple and can be carried out in low temperature (100?C), significantly reducing the fabrication costs. A dipole antenna based on the highly conductive graphene laminate is further patterned and printed on a normal paper to investigate its RF properties. The performance of the graphene laminate antenna is experimentally measured. The measurement results reveal that graphene laminate antenna can provide practically acceptable return loss, gain, bandwidth, and radiation patterns, making it ideal for low cost printed RF applications, such as RFID tags and wearable wireless sensor networks.

  20. Characterization of electrolyte-binder mixes for use in thermal batteries

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    Guidotti, R.A.; Reinhardt, F.W.

    1991-03-01

    A number of metal oxides were evaluated for their ability to immobilize molten LiCl-KCl eutectic in electrolyte-binder (EB) mixes used in thermally activated batteries. These metal oxides included fumed silicas, alumina, and a titania (all prepared by steam hydrolysis of the halides), floated silicas, MgO, and an alumina molecular sieve. The characteristics of the EB powders that were used as metrics were flow properties, homogeneity, BET surface area, particle-size distribution, and moisture content. The characteristics of EB pellets used as metrics were deformation at 530{degrees}C under an applied pressure and tendency for electrolyte leakage at 400{degrees}C. Many of the same characterization techniques used for EB powders were applied to the LiCl-KCl eutectic, its component halides, and the metal oxides as well. The reproducibility of the properties of several of the standard Sandia EB mixes was evaluated for materials prepared at a number of thermal-battery manufacturing facilities following the same processing procedures. 13 refs., 14 figs., 18 tabs.

  1. Investigation of the proposed solar-driven moisture phenomenon in asphalt shingle roofs

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    Boudreaux, Philip; Pallin, Simon; Jackson, Roderick

    2016-01-19

    We report that unvented, sealed or conditioned attics are an energy efficiency measure to reduce the thermal load of the home and decrease the space conditioning energy consumption. This retrofit is usually done by using spray polyurethane foam underneath the roof sheathing and on the gables and soffits of an attic to provide a thermal and air barrier. Unvented attics perform well from this perspective but from a moisture perspective sometimes the unvented attic homes have high interior humidity or moisture damage to the roof. As homes become more air tight and energy efficient, an understanding of the hygrothermal dynamicsmore » of the home become more important. One proposed reason for high unvented attic humidity has been that moisture can come through the asphalt shingle roof system and increase the moisture content of the roof sheathing and attic air. This has been called solar driven moisture. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) investigated this proposed phenomenon by examining the physical properties of a roof and the physics required for the phenomenon. Results showed that there are not favorable conditions for solar driven moisture to occur. ORNL also conducted an experimental study on an unvented attic home and compared the humidity below the roof sheathing before and after a vapor impermeable underlayment was installed. There was no statistically significant difference in absolute humidity before and after the vapor barrier was installed. Finally, the outcome of the theoretical and experimental study both suggest that solar driven moisture does not occur in any significant amount.« less

  2. Experimental study of the maximum resolution and packing density achievable in sintered and non-sintered binder-jet 3D printed steel microchannels

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    Elliott, Amy M; Mehdizadeh Momen, Ayyoub; Benedict, Michael; Kiggans Jr, James O

    2015-01-01

    Developing high resolution 3D printed metallic microchannels is a challenge especially when there is an essential need for high packing density of the primary material. While high packing density could be achieved by heating the structure to the sintering temperature, some heat sensitive applications require other strategies to improve the packing density of primary materials. In this study the goal is to develop high green or pack densities microchannels on the scale of 2-300 microns which have a robust mechanical structure. Binder-jet 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process in which droplets of binder are deposited via inkjet into a bed of powder. By repeatedly spreading thin layers of powder and depositing binder into the appropriate 2D profiles, complex 3D objects can be created one layer at time. Microchannels with features on the order of 500 microns were fabricated via binder jetting of steel powder and then sintered and/or infiltrated with a secondary material. The average particle size of the steel powder was varied along with the droplet volume of the inkjet-deposited binder. The resolution of the process, packing density of the primary material, the subsequent features sizes of the microchannels, and the overall microchannel quality were characterized as a function of particle size distribution, droplet sizes and heat treatment temperatures.

  3. Utilize Cementitious High Carbon Fly Ash (CHCFA) to Stabilize Cold In-Place Recycled (CIR) Asphalt Pavement as Base Coarse

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    Wen, Haifang; Li, Xiaojun; Edil, Tuncer; O'Donnell, Jonathan; Danda, Swapna

    2011-02-05

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of cementitious high carbon fly ash (CHCFA) stabilized recycled asphalt pavement as a base course material in a real world setting. Three test road cells were built at MnROAD facility in Minnesota. These cells have the same asphalt surface layers, subbases, and subgrades, but three different base courses: conventional crushed aggregates, untreated recycled pavement materials (RPM), and CHCFA stabilized RPM materials. During and after the construction of the three cells, laboratory and field tests were carried out to characterize the material properties. The test results were used in the mechanistic-empirical pavement design guide (MEPDG) to predict the pavement performance. Based on the performance prediction, the life cycle analyses of cost, energy consumption, and greenhouse gasses were performed. The leaching impacts of these three types of base materials were compared. The laboratory and field tests showed that fly ash stabilized RPM had higher modulus than crushed aggregate and RPM did. Based on the MEPDG performance prediction, the service life of the Cell 79 containing fly ash stabilized RPM, is 23.5 years, which is about twice the service life (11 years) of the Cell 77 with RPM base, and about three times the service life (7.5 years) of the Cell 78 with crushed aggregate base. The life cycle analysis indicated that the usage of the fly ash stabilized RPM as the base of the flexible pavement can significantly reduce the life cycle cost, the energy consumption, the greenhouse gases emission. Concentrations of many trace elements, particularly those with relatively low water quality standards, diminish over time as water flows through the pavement profile. For many elements, concentrations below US water drinking water quality standards are attained at the bottom of the pavement profile within 2-4 pore volumes of flow.

  4. The Effects of Various Conductive Additive and Polymeric Binder Contents on the Performance of a Lithium-ion Composite

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    Stevenson, Cynthia; Liu, G.; Zheng, H.; Kim, S.; Deng, Y.; Minor, A.M.; Song, X.; Battaglia, V.S.

    2008-08-07

    Fundamental electrochemical methods, cell performance tests, and physical characterization tests such as electron microscopy were used to study the effects of levels of the inert materials (acetylene black (AB), a nano-conductive additive, and polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF), a polymer binder) on the power performance of lithium-ion composite cathodes. The electronic conductivity of the AB/PVDF composites at different compositions was measured with a four-point probe direct current method. The electronic conductivity was found to increase rapidly and plateau at a AB:PVDF ratio 0.2:1 (by weight), with 0.8:1 being the highest conductivity composition. AB:PVDF compositions along the plateau of 0.2:1, 0.4:1, 0.6:1 and 0.8:1 were investigated. Electrodes of each of those compositions were fabricated with different fractions of AB/PVDF to active material. It was found that at the 0.8:1 AB:PVDF, the rate performance improved with increases in the AB/PVDF loading, whereas at the 0.2:1 AB:PVDF, the rate performance improved with decreases in the AB/PVDF loading. The impedance of electrodes made with 0.6:1 AB:PVDF was low and relatively invariant.

  5. Production of low-sulfur binder pitch from high-sulfur Illinois coals. Technical report, December 1, 1994--February 28, 1995

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    Knight, R.A.

    1996-03-01

    The objective of this project is to produce electrode binder pitch with sulfur content below 0.6 wt% from high-sulfur Illinois coal mild gasification liquids. In previous ICCI projects at IGT, flash thermocracking (FTC) was used to successfully upgrade the properties of mild gasification pitch, yielding a suitable blending stock for use as a binder in the production of carbon electrodes for the aluminum industry. However, in pitches from high-sulfur (4%) Illinois coal, the pitch sulfur content is still unacceptably high at 2%. In this project, two approaches to sulfur reduction are being explored in conjunction with FTC: (1) the use of conventionally cleaned coal with low ({approximately}1%) sulfur as a mild gasification feedstock, and (2) direct biodesulfurization of the liquids prior to FTC. In Case 1, the crude pitch is being produced by mild gasification of IBC-109 coal in an existing IGT bench-scale reactor, followed by distillation to isolate the crude pitch. In Case 2, the crude pitch for biodesulfurization was obtained from Illinois No. 6 coal tests conducted in the IGT mild gasification PRU in 1990. Biodesulfurization is to be performed by contacting the pitch with Rhodococcus Rhodochrous IGTS8 biocatalyst. Following preparation of the crude pitches, pitch upgrading experiments are to be conducted in a continuous FTC reactor constructed in previous ICCI-sponsored studies. The finished pitch is then characterized for physical and chemical properties (density, softening point, QI, TI, coking value, and elemental composition), and compared to typical specifications for binder pitches.

  6. SOLAR HEATING OF TANK BOTTOMS Application of Solar Heating to Asphaltic and Parrafinic Oils Reducing Fuel Costs and Greenhouse Gases Due to Use of Natural Gas and Propane

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    Eugene A. Fritzler

    2005-09-01

    The sale of crude oil requires that the crude meet product specifications for BS&W, temperature, pour point and API gravity. The physical characteristics of the crude such as pour point and viscosity effect the efficient loading, transport, and unloading of the crude oil. In many cases, the crude oil has either a very high paraffin content or asphalt content which will require either hot oiling or the addition of diluents to the crude oil to reduce the viscosity and the pour point of the oil allowing the crude oil to be readily loaded on to the transport. Marginal wells are significantly impacted by the cost of preheating the oil to an appropriate temperature to allow for ease of transport. Highly paraffinic and asphaltic oils exist throughout the D-J basin and generally require pretreatment during cold months prior to sales. The current study addresses the use of solar energy to heat tank bottoms and improves the overall efficiency and operational reliability of stripper wells.

  7. Campaign 2 Level 2 Milestone Review 2009: Milestone # 3132 Determine Sustainable TATB Source and Processing Options, and Potential Binder Options

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    Schwartz, A J

    2009-09-28

    for the candidate binder must be performed. The future focus on R&D and additional scientific tools to address these areas is technically sound. (3) Currently there is no defined process for advancing this milestone's research and development successes into a production scale effort. The committee recognizes that other campaigns (Readiness Campaign, Enhanced Surveillance Campaign) will need to consider additional leverage resources for that scale-up effort. (4) We recommend that this effort continues to use modeling and experiment as complimentary paths to strengthen the scientific approach.

  8. Learning from Semantic Interactions

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

    Most machine learning tools used in geospatial mapping can only learn from labels. Learning from Semantic Interactions LANL's new machine learning tools can learn from semantic ...

  9. Hybrid CuO/SnO{sub 2} nanocomposites: Towards cost-effective and high performance binder free lithium ion batteries anode materials

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    Xing, G. Z.; Wang, Y.; Wong, J. I.; Shi, Y. M.; Huang, Z. X.; Yang, H. Y.; Li, S.

    2014-10-06

    Hybrid CuO/SnO{sub 2} nanocomposites are synthesized by a facile thermal annealing method on Cu foils. Compared to pristine CuO and SnO{sub 2} nanostructures, hybrid CuO/SnO{sub 2} nanocomposites exhibit the enhanced electrochemical performances as the anode material of lithium ion batteries (LIBs) with high specific capacity and excellent rate capability. The binder free CuO/SnO{sub 2} nanocomposites deliver a specific capacity of 718 mA h g{sup ?1} at a current density of 500?mA g{sup ?1} even after 200 cycles. The enhanced electrochemical performances are attributed to the synergistic effect between SnO{sub 2} nanoparticles and CuO nanoarchitectures. Such hybrid CuO/SnO{sub 2} nanocomposites could open up a new route for the development of next-generation high-performance and cost-effective binder free anode material of LIBs for mass production.

  10. Production of low sulfur binder pitich from high-sulfur Illinois coals. Quarterly report, 1 March 1995--31 May 1995

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    Knight, R.A.

    1995-12-31

    The objective of this project is to produce electrode binder pitch with sulfur content below 0.6 wt% from high-sulfur Illinois coal mild gasification liquids. Previously, flash thermocracking (FTC) was used to successfully upgrade the properties of mild gasification pitch, yielding a suitable blending stock for use as a binder in the production of carbon electrodes for the aluminum industry. However, in pitches from high-sulfur (4%) Illinois coal, the pitch sulfur content (2%) was still higher than preferred. In this project two approaches to sulfur reduction are being explored in conjunction with FTC: (1) the use of a moderate-sulfur (1.2%) Illinois coal as mild gasification feedstock, and (2) direct biodesulfurization of the liquids from high-sulfur coal prior to FTC. In Case 1, the liquids are being produced by mild gasification of IBC-109 coal in a bench-scale fluidized-bed reactor, followed by distillation to isolate the crude pitch. In Case 2, biodesulfurization with Rhodococcus Rhodochrous IGTS8 biocatalyst is being performed on crude pitch obtained from Illinois No. 6 coal tests conducted in the IGT MILDGAS PRU in 1990. Following preparation of the crude pitches, pitch upgrading experiments are being conducted in a continuous FTC reactor constructed in previous ICCI-sponsored studies. This quarter, mild gasification of IBC-109 coal was completed, producing 450 g of coal liquids, which were then distilled to recover 329 g of Case 1 crude pitch. Next month, the pitch will be subjected to FTC treatment and evaluated. Biodesulfurization experiments were performed on Case 2 pitch dispersed in l-undecanol, resulting in sulfur reductions of 15.1 to 21.4%. This was marginally lower than the 24.8% desulfurization obtained in l-dodecanol, but separation of pitch from the dispersant was facilitated by the greater volatility of l-undecanol.

  11. Learning | Department of Energy

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    Services » Learning and Workforce Development » Learning Learning Learning and Development Planning The Office of Learning and Workforce Development develops and manages crosscutting, competency-based, programs for professional, supervisory, and managerial development. The division implements learning strategies to encourage continuous learning and assesses program effectiveness to ensure continuous program/process improvement. It promotes the effective integration of learning strategies

  12. Lessons Learned

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    The Department of Energy utilizes project management lessons learned (PMLL) in the execution of DOE capital asset projects to improve current and future projects. Integrated Project Teams (IPTs),...

  13. Deep Learning and General Machine Learning

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    Learning Deep Learning and General Machine Learning NERSC supports several software frameworks for machine learning and deep learning (and it is growing!). The list includes: Deep Learning Python-Based Frameworks Theano Lasagne Keras TensorFlow (not available on Edison, except through a shifter image) To use the python based deep learning frameworks on Cori or Edison enter the following command in the shell: module load deeplearning Then you can proceed to write python scripts that use any of

  14. Bioadhesive Alliance

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    Bioadhesive Alliance Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of “PiGrid”, bio-based adhesive that is green, low cost, and durable and can be utilized as a substitute to petroleum-based asphalt binder.

  15. 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.

  16. Learning Curve

    Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    1997-03-28

    It is a fundamental human characteristic that a person engaged in a repetitive task will improve his performance over time. If data are gathered on this phenomenon, a curve representing a decrease in effort per unit for repetitive operations can be developed. This phenomenon is real and has a specific application in cost analysis, cost estimating, or profitability studies related to the examination of future costs and confidence levels in an analysis. This chapter discusses the development and application of the learning curve.

  17. Lignite pellets and methods of agglomerating or pelletizing

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    Baker, Albert F.; Blaustein, Eric W.; Deurbrouck, Albert W.; Garvin, John P.; McKeever, Robert E.

    1981-01-01

    The specification discloses lignite pellets which are relatively hard, dust resistant, of generally uniform size and free from spontaneous ignition and general degradation. Also disclosed are methods for making such pellets which involve crushing as mined lignite, mixing said lignite with a binder such as asphalt, forming the lignite binder mixture into pellets, and drying the pellets.

  18. Learning from Semantic Interactions

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    Services » Learning and Workforce Development Learning and Workforce Development Learning Learn about our learning and development planning, mandatory training compliance reporting, and professional skills and technical training. Workforce Development Find links to services that we provide to support our DOE employees through our corporate assessment, evaluation, organizational development and leadership development. Browse by Role Search for tools, information, and programs specific to your

  19. Advanced Binder for Electrode Materials

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, June 7-11, 2010 -- Washington D.C.

  20. Advanced Binder for Electrode Materials

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation

  1. DOE Lessons Learned

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    DOE Lessons Learned Information Services Catches the Eye of Corporations and Educational Institutions

  2. Learning Center | Argonne National Laboratory

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

    Argonne Learning Center The Argonne Learning Center contains four student research laboratories, three learning classrooms and a historic 1960's control room facility where...

  3. Physics Informed Machine Learning

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    Physics Informed Machine Learning Physics Informed Machine Learning WHEN: Jan 19, 2016 8:00 AM - Jan 22, 2016 4:00 PM WHERE: Inn at Loretto, Santa Fe CATEGORY: Science TYPE:...

  4. Physics Informed Machine Learning

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

    Physics Informed Machine Learning Physics Informed Machine Learning WHEN: Jan 19, 2016 8:00 AM - Jan 22, 2016 4:00 PM WHERE: Inn at Loretto, Santa Fe CATEGORY: Science TYPE: Conference INTERNAL: Calendar Login Event Description A revolution in statistics and machine learning (ML) is underway. Modern algorithms can now learn high level abstractions via hierarchical models, leading to breakthrough accuracies in benchmarks for computer vision, language, etc. Underlying these advances is a strong

  5. Learning from (Near) Disaster

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

    Learning National Security Science Latest Issue:April 2016 past issues All Issues » submit Learning from (Near) Disaster Weapons designers look to past nuclear accidents to develop safer modern-day explosives. March 22, 2016 Learning from (Near) Disaster In the Palomares incident, three nuclear bombs crashed into the ground and a fourth vanished into the sea. Sailors recovered the fourth weapon two months later in the most expensive U.S. Navy salvage operation in history. The casing is

  6. Low temperature (150 °C) fabrication of high-performance TiO{sub 2} films for dye-sensitized solar cells using ultraviolet light and plasma treatments of TiO{sub 2} paste containing organic binder

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    Zen, Shungo Ono, Ryo; Inoue, Yuki

    2015-03-14

    Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) require annealing of TiO{sub 2} photoelectrodes at 450 °C to 550 °C. However, such high-temperature annealing is unfavorable because it limits the use of materials that cannot withstand high temperatures, such as plastic substrates. In our previous paper, a low-temperature annealing technique of TiO{sub 2} photoelectrodes using ultraviolet light and dielectric barrier discharge treatments was proposed to reduce the annealing temperature from 450 °C to 150 °C for a TiO{sub 2} paste containing an organic binder. Here, we measure the electron diffusion length in the TiO{sub 2} film, the amount of dye adsorption on the TiO{sub 2} film, and the sheet resistance of a glass substrate of samples manufactured with the 150 °C annealing method, and we discuss the effect that the 150 °C annealing method has on those properties of DSSCs.

  7. Learning Lab | Argonne National Laboratory

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

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Field Trip Check List Learning Lab Rules Directions Argonne Career Connections Contact education@anl.gov Learning Laboratory "Education is not preparation for...

  8. Learning from Roman Seawater Concrete

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

    Learning from Roman Seawater Concrete Learning from Roman Seawater Concrete Print Wednesday, 25 September 2013 00:00 The material secrets of a concrete Roman breakwater that has...

  9. Time series association learning

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Papcun, George J.

    1995-01-01

    An acoustic input is recognized from inferred articulatory movements output by a learned relationship between training acoustic waveforms and articulatory movements. The inferred movements are compared with template patterns prepared from training movements when the relationship was learned to regenerate an acoustic recognition. In a preferred embodiment, the acoustic articulatory relationships are learned by a neural network. Subsequent input acoustic patterns then generate the inferred articulatory movements for use with the templates. Articulatory movement data may be supplemented with characteristic acoustic information, e.g. relative power and high frequency data, to improve template recognition.

  10. Computers for Learning

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    Through Executive Order 12999, the Computers for Learning Program was established to provide Federal agencies a quick and easy system for donating excess and surplus computer equipment to schools...

  11. Program Evaluation: Lessons Learned

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    A number of lessons have been learned from implementing peer reviews and critiques of past (pre-2006) outcome/impact evaluation studies that will help improve evaluation practice in EERE. Awareness...

  12. Quality Procedure- Lessons Learned

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The purpose of this Quality Procedure is to assist the Office of Standards and Quality Assurance personnel during the execution and operation of its activities, specifically in oversight activities, to compile and disseminate information related to lessons learned. The purpose of lessons learned is to share and use knowledge derived from experience to promote the recurrence of desirable outcomes, or preclude the recurrence of undesirable outcomes.

  13. Unsupervised Learning in Neuroscience

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

    Unsolicited Proposals Unsolicited Proposals The Department of Energy's (DOE's) central point of receipt for all Unsolicited Proposals is the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) which includes all DOE Program Research Areas. http://www.netl.doe.gov/business/usp/unsol.html

    Unsupervised Learning in Neuroscience Unsupervised Learning in Neuroscience Advances in recording technology driven by large-scale neuroscience projects (e.g. BRAIN initiative, Human Brain Project) promise to deliver

  14. Waste Solidification Building Project Lessons Learned Report...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Waste Solidification Building Project Lessons Learned Report Waste Solidification Building Project Lessons Learned Report This report addresses lessons learned from the Waste ...

  15. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2014 | Department...

    Energy Savers

    Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2014 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2014 Welcome to the 81st quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This...

  16. Learning Demonstration Teams | Department of Energy

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

    Learning Demonstration Teams Learning Demonstration Teams DOE's Controlled Hydrogen Fleet and Infrastructure Learning Demonstration Team and Partners techvalteams.pdf (64.41 KB) ...

  17. Nervana Neon - Scalable Deep Learning library

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

    Neon Nervana Neon - Scalable Deep Learning library Description and Overview neon is an easy to use, python-based scalable Deep Learning library. Deep Learning has recently achieved...

  18. Exceeding Expectations: Learnings from the FCV Learning Demo (Presentation)

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    Wipke, K.; Sprik, S.; Kurtz, J.; Ramsden, T.

    2010-05-05

    This presentation summarizes findings of the fuel cell vehicle learning demonstration of the Fuel Cell Technologies Program.

  19. Pages from Binder2-8.pdf

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Darby, Joan To: LNGStudy Subject: 2012 LNG Export Study Date: Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:20:42 PM Attachments: 2013-01-24 Jordan Cove Energy Project LP Comments on LNG Export ...

  20. Clean, agile alternative binders, additives and plasticizers...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    The RDX based explosive PBXN-109 and gun propellant M-43 were identified as candidates for which waste minimization and recycling modifications might be implemented in a short time ...

  1. Fun with Big Sky Learning

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

    Fun with Big Sky Learning Fun with Big Sky Learning WHEN: Mar 21, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM WHERE: Bradbury Science Museum 1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA CONTACT:...

  2. Learning in Emerging Energy Industries

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    2013-10-16

    This software is a learning model excerpted from the BSM that can be used to examine effects of different learning rates and different techno-economics on industry evolution.

  3. Structural Simulation Toolkit. Lunch & Learn

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    Moore, Branden J.; Voskuilen, Gwendolyn Renae; Rodrigues, Arun F.; Hammond, Simon David; Hemmert, Karl Scott

    2015-09-01

    This is a presentation outlining a lunch and learn lecture for the Structural Simulation Toolkit, supported by Sandia National Laboratories.

  4. Energy Efficiency Learning Activity | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Website Website: learn.kidwind.orgsitesdefaultfilesenergyefficiency.pdf Cost: Free Language: English Logo: Energy Efficiency Learning Activity This lesson covers topics...

  5. National Hydrogen Learning Demonstration Status | Department...

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

    Learning Demonstration Status National Hydrogen Learning Demonstration Status Download presentation slides from the Fuel Cell Technologies Program webinar "National Hydrogen ...

  6. Project Management Lessons Learned (PMLL) Repository | Department...

    Energy Savers

    Information Systems Project Management Lessons Learned (PMLL) Repository Project Management Lessons Learned (PMLL) Repository The Department of Energy utilizes Project ...

  7. Learning maps -- Application

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Paullin, W.L.

    1999-07-01

    The paper consists of a series of slides used in the presentation. They summarize the Root Learning Map process which is a tool that allows a company to modify its culture to improve productivity by allowing employees to have a vested interest in the outcome of the company. Educating the employees about different aspects of the organization is a major part of the process.

  8. Lessons learned bulletin. Number 2

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    Not Available

    1994-05-01

    During the past four years, the Department of Energy -- Savannah River Operations Office and the Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) Environmental Restoration (ER) Program completed various activities ranging from waste site investigations to closure and post closure projects. Critiques for lessons learned regarding project activities are performed at the completion of each project milestone, and this critique interval allows for frequent recognition of lessons learned. In addition to project related lessons learned, ER also performs lessons learned critiques. T`he Savannah River Site (SRS) also obtains lessons learned information from general industry, commercial nuclear industry, naval nuclear programs, and other DOE sites within the complex. Procedures are approved to administer the lessons learned program, and a database is available to catalog applicable lessons learned regarding environmental remediation, restoration, and administrative activities. ER will continue to use this database as a source of information available to SRS personnel.

  9. UMTRA - A learning experience

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Elmer, J.E.

    1996-11-01

    The US DOE Grand Junction Projects Office and its remediation contractor recently reached a major milestone by successfully managing one of the largest and most successful remediation projects of its kind in the world - the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Grand Junction Vicinity Properties project. This article reviews some of the primary lessons learned in the areas of project, cost management, and stakeholder involvement. 5 figs., 3 tabs.

  10. NEPA Lessons Learned Questionnaire

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

    Lessons Learned Questionnaire Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance U.S. Department of Energy Preface Your timely completion of this questionnaire will aid the Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance in meeting its responsibility to foster continuing improvement of the Department of Energy's National Environmental Policy Act process. In accordance with DOE Order 451.1B, National Environmental Policy Act Compliance Program, NEPA Document Managers and NEPA Compliance Officers should fill out a

  11. National Hydrogen Learning Demonstration

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

    Keith Wipke, Sam Sprik, Jennifer Kurtz, Todd Ramsden, Chris Ainscough, Genevieve Saur February 6, 2012 DOE's Informational Webinar Series National Hydrogen Learning Demonstration Status This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC v8 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2

  12. Early Lessons Learned

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

    Lessons Learned Deploying a 100Gbps Network Steve Cotter Dept Head, Energy Sciences Network May 4, 2011 Enterprise Innovation Symposium Atlanta, GA Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory U.S. Department of Energy | Office of Science Energy Sciences Network Overview Since 1986, directly supporting the DOE Office of Science's 27,000+ collaborators worldwide with advanced network services and collaboration tools One of two largest research and education (R&E) networks in the US * Transports

  13. Learning planar ising models

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    Johnson, Jason K; Chertkov, Michael; Netrapalli, Praneeth

    2010-11-12

    Inference and learning of graphical models are both well-studied problems in statistics and machine learning that have found many applications in science and engineering. However, exact inference is intractable in general graphical models, which suggests the problem of seeking the best approximation to a collection of random variables within some tractable family of graphical models. In this paper, we focus our attention on the class of planar Ising models, for which inference is tractable using techniques of statistical physics [Kac and Ward; Kasteleyn]. Based on these techniques and recent methods for planarity testing and planar embedding [Chrobak and Payne], we propose a simple greedy algorithm for learning the best planar Ising model to approximate an arbitrary collection of binary random variables (possibly from sample data). Given the set of all pairwise correlations among variables, we select a planar graph and optimal planar Ising model defined on this graph to best approximate that set of correlations. We present the results of numerical experiments evaluating the performance of our algorithm.

  14. Lessons Learned | The Ames Laboratory

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

    Services » Project Management » Lessons Learned Lessons Learned The Department of Energy utilizes project management lessons learned (PMLL) in the execution of DOE capital asset projects to improve current and future projects. Integrated Project Team's (IPTs), both from the Contractor and Federal staff, submit the PMLLs during the execution of capital asset projects. These first-hand accounts address the challenges they encountered and the solutions they devised to achieve improvement. Per DOE

  15. Machine Learning A Scientific Method

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

    Machine Learning A Scientific Method or Just a Bag of Tools? Don Hush Machine Learning Team Group CCS-3, Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory LAUR Number 06-2338 - p.1/30 Machine Learning Toolbox Fisher's Linear Discriminant Nearest Neighbor Neural Networks (backprop) Decision Trees (CART, C4.5) Boosting Support Vector Machines K-Means Clustering Principle Component Analysis (PCA) Expectation-Maximization (EM) ... and many more Los Alamos National Laboratory LAUR Number

  16. Learning and Workforce Development | Department of Energy

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

    Services » Learning and Workforce Development Learning and Workforce Development Learning Learn about our learning and development planning, mandatory training compliance reporting, and professional skills and technical training. Workforce Development Find links to services that we provide to support our DOE employees through our corporate assessment, evaluation, organizational development and leadership development. Browse by Role Search for tools, information, and programs specific to your

  17. Fun with Big Sky Learning

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

    Fun with Big Sky Learning Fun with Big Sky Learning WHEN: Mar 21, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM WHERE: Bradbury Science Museum 1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA CONTACT: Jessica Privette 505 667-0375 CATEGORY: Bradbury INTERNAL: Calendar Login Big Sky Learning Event Description Bring your kids and teens to the museum for an afternoon of "maker-space" activities with Big Sky Learning. Participants will be able to: Build their own Shake Bot-a small simple robot that shakes-and take

  18. Learning Experiences | Argonne National Laboratory

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    Argonne Education provides a variety of learning opportunities to enhance middle and high school math, science and comptuer science curriculum. We offer programs that strengthen ...

  19. Lessons Learned | Department of Energy

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

    Lessons Learned Articles: NQA-1: An Overview for Federal Project Directors LINAC Coherent Light Source The Role of the Federal Project Director: Lessons from the National Ignition ...

  20. CRAD, Lessons Learned Assessment Plan

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Management should have an established Lessons Learned Program with an effective system to continuously distribute information of improvement in safe operations to all affected personnel.

  1. Learning from Roman Seawater Concrete

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

    Learning from Roman Seawater Concrete Print The material secrets of a concrete Roman breakwater that has spent the last 2000 years submerged in the Mediterranean Sea have been...

  2. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2004

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Welcome to the 39th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. In this issue we are continuing a multi-part examination of lessons learned from Lessons Learned.

  3. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2004

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Welcome to the 38th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. In this issue we are continuing a multi-part examination of lessons learned from Lessons Learned.

  4. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2003

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Welcome to the 37th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. In this issue we are starting a multi-part examination of lessons learned from Lessons Learned.

  5. Utility Energy Service Contracts - Lessons Learned

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

    Contracts-Lessons Learned Utility Energy Services Contracts Lessons Learned Water Conservation Negotiating Financing Lowering Finance Rates Utility Energy Service Contracts-Lessons Learned 2 -- FEDERAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Contents Introduction .............................................................................................................................................................................3 Financing Utility Energy Services Contracts

  6. Lessons Learned Database | Department of Energy

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

    Lessons Learned Database Lessons Learned Database The DOE Corporate Lessons Learned Database provides a central clearinghouse that allows ready access to and communication about collected information on a timely, unimpeded basis by all DOE elements. The database is used to collect and share lessons learned and best practices pertaining to all DOE activities Lessons Learned Database Login Welcome to the Lessons Learned site, the premier Web tool for online information sharing regarding Lessons

  7. DOE Lessons Learned | Department of Energy

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

    ... Future enhancements to the LLIS and other Lessons Learned activities include converting the Lessons Learned listserver to a Lotus Notes application, enhancing the Corporate Lessons ...

  8. Structure Learning and Statistical Estimation in Distribution...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Structure Learning and Statistical Estimation ... Part I of this paper discusses the problem of learning the operational structure of the ...

  9. Lessons Learned: Pangue Hydroelectric | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Learned: Pangue Hydroelectric Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Lessons Learned: Pangue Hydroelectric AgencyCompany Organization: International Finance...

  10. Structure Learning in Power Distribution Networks (Technical...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Technical Report: Structure Learning in Power Distribution Networks Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Structure Learning in Power Distribution Networks Authors: Deka, ...

  11. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report | Department of Energy

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

    DOE's NEPA Lessons Learned Program was initiated in 1994 to foster continuous improvement in NEPA compliance by measuring DOE NEPA performance and gathering information learned ...

  12. Better Buildings Residential Network Lessons Learned

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

    Learn more at betterbuildings.energy.govbbrn MARKETING AND OUTREACH The Better Buildings ... Following is a sample of marketing and outreach lessons learned shared by members during ...

  13. LESSONS LEARNED LEARNED LESSONS N E P A

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

    ... of the "Third U.S. National Climate Assessment: Climate Change Impacts in the United ... who will be involved. * A webcast of a "peer learning session" provides an orientation to ...

  14. St. Louis FUSRAP Lessons Learned

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Eberlin, J.; Williams, D.; Mueller, D.

    2003-02-26

    The purpose of this paper is to present lessons learned from fours years' experience conducting Remedial Investigation and Remedial Action activities at the St. Louis Downtown Site (SLDS) under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). Many FUSRAP sites are experiencing challenges conducting Remedial Actions within forecasted volume and budget estimates. The St. Louis FUSRAP lessons learned provide insight to options for cost effective remediation at FUSRAP sites. The lessons learned are focused on project planning (budget and schedule), investigation, design, and construction.

  15. Lessons Learned | Department of Energy

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

    Within 90 days of Critical Decision (CD-4) approval-- Lessons learned from project execution and facility start-up All PMLLs submitted to OAPM are filed in PARS II under their ...

  16. Learning Lab | Argonne National Laboratory

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

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Field Trip Check List Learning Lab Rules Directions Argonne Career Connections Contact education@anl.gov Learning Laboratory "Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." - John Dewey, Philosopher Argonne National Laboratory offers classrooms the opportunity to explore cutting edge science and engineering while visiting a national laboratory. Experienced instructors guide students through hands on experiments that are designed to educate

  17. National Wind Distance Learning Collaborative

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    Dr. James B. Beddow

    2013-03-29

    Executive Summary The energy development assumptions identified in the Department of Energy's position paper, 20% Wind Energy by 2030, projected an exploding demand for wind energy-related workforce development. These primary assumptions drove a secondary set of assumptions that early stage wind industry workforce development and training paradigms would need to undergo significant change if the workforce needs were to be met. The current training practice and culture within the wind industry is driven by a relatively small number of experts with deep field experience and knowledge. The current training methodology is dominated by face-to-face, classroom based, instructor present training. Given these assumptions and learning paradigms, the purpose of the National Wind Distance Learning Collaborative was to determine the feasibility of developing online learning strategies and products focused on training wind technicians. The initial project scope centered on (1) identifying resources that would be needed for development of subject matter and course design/delivery strategies for industry-based (non-academic) training, and (2) development of an appropriate Learning Management System (LMS). As the project unfolded, the initial scope was expanded to include development of learning products and the addition of an academic-based training partner. The core partners included two training entities, industry-based Airstreams Renewables and academic-based Lake Area Technical Institute. A third partner, Vision Video Interactive, Inc. provided technology-based learning platforms (hardware and software). The revised scope yielded an expanded set of results beyond the initial expectation. Eight learning modules were developed for the industry-based Electrical Safety course. These modules were subsequently redesigned and repurposed for test application in an academic setting. Software and hardware developments during the project's timeframe enabled redesign providing for

  18. NREL-Learning About Renewable Energy Site | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    NREL-Learning About Renewable Energy Site (Redirected from Learning about Renewables at NREL) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Learning about Renewables...

  19. Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Federal Agency ESPC Projects...

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

    and Lessons Learned for Federal Agency ESPC Projects Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Federal Agency ESPC Projects Document highlights best practices and lessons learned for ...

  20. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Lessons Learned (So Far...

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

    Lessons Learned (So Far) Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Lessons Learned (So Far) Presents lessons learned and key insights from program participants on planning and...

  1. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Archive | Department of Energy

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

    March 3, 1997 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 1997 Welcome again to the Quarterly Report on Lessons Learned in the NEPA process. December 2, 1996 Lessons Learned Quarterly...

  2. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 5 | Department of...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    5 Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 5 Better Buildings Residential Network Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls, No. 5. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 5 ...

  3. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 6 | Department of...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    6 Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 6 Better Buildings Residential Network Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls, No. 6. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 6 ...

  4. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 7 | Department of...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    7 Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 7 Better Buildings Residential Network Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls, No. 7. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 7 ...

  5. Lessons Learned from Safety Events

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    Weiner, Steven C.; Fassbender, Linda L.

    2012-11-01

    The Hydrogen Incident Reporting and Lessons Learned website (www.h2incidents.org) was launched in 2006 as a database-driven resource for sharing lessons learned from hydrogen-related safety events to raise safety awareness and encourage knowledge-sharing. The development of this database, its first uses and subsequent enhancements have been described at the Second and Third International Conferences on Hydrogen Safety. [1,2] Since 2009, continuing work has not only highlighted the value of safety lessons learned, but enhanced how the database provides access to another safety knowledge tool, Hydrogen Safety Best Practices (http://h2bestpractices.org). Collaborations with the International Energy Agency (IEA) Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (HIA) Task 19 Hydrogen Safety and others have enabled the database to capture safety event learnings from around the world. This paper updates recent progress, highlights the new Lessons Learned Corner as one means for knowledge-sharing and examines the broader potential for collecting, analyzing and using safety event information.

  6. Integrated Biorefinery Lessons Learned and Best Practices

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Breakout Session 1D—Building Market Confidence and Understanding I: Integrated Biorefinery (Lessons Learned and Best Practices) Integrated Biorefinery Lessons Learned and Best Practices Glenn Doyle, Technology Manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

  7. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2002 | Department...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    this issue of LLQR is longer than usual, I encourage you to read all the news, views, and lessons learned. We thank you for your continuing support of the Lessons Learned program....

  8. Lessons Learned in Islands | Department of Energy

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

    Energy Transition Initiative » Lessons Learned in Islands Lessons Learned in Islands Hawai'i, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other island communities have successfully implemented renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies to decrease their reliance on fossil fuels and achieve sustainability, economic development, and other goals. Read how in these lessons learned, which are also featured in the Islands Energy Playbook. Assessing Pathways in Aruba Learn how Aruba developed an actionable

  9. EM Recovery Act Lessons Learned (Olinger)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presentation slides from EM ARRA Best Practices and Lessons Learned WorkshopWaste Management SymposiumPhoenix, AZMarch 1, 2012.

  10. EM Recovery Act Lessons Learned (Sites)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presentation slides from EM ARRA Best Practices and Lessons Learned WorkshopWaste Management SymposiumPhoenix, AZMarch 1, 2012.

  11. NREL Alt Fuel Lessons Learned: Hydrogen Infrastructure

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Presented at Refueling Infrastructure for Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Lessons Learned for Hydrogen Conference, April 2-3, 2008, Sacramento, California

  12. Seismic Lessons-Learned Panel Meetings | Department of Energy

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

    Lessons-Learned Panel Meetings Seismic Lessons-Learned Panel Meetings The Chief of Nuclear Security (CNS) maintains a panel of experts known as the Seismic Lessons-Learned Panel, which meets periodically to discuss seismic issues impacting DOE facilities. September 2008 Seismic Lessons-Learned panel Meeting March 2009 Seismic Lessons-Learned panel Meeting October 2009 Seismic Lessons-Learned panel Meeting May 2010 Seismic Lessons-Learned panel Meeting November 2012 Seismic Lessons-Learned panel

  13. Building Artificial Vision Systems with Machine Learning

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    LeCun, Yann

    2011-02-23

    Three questions pose the next challenge for Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, and neuroscience. How do we learn perception (e.g. vision)? How do we learn representations of the perceptual world? How do we learn visual categories from just a few examples?

  14. Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility Lessons Learned

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    Caulfield, R.

    2012-07-12

    The purpose of lessons learned is to identify insight gained during a project – successes or failures – that can be applied on future projects. Lessons learned can contribute to the overall success of a project by building on approaches that have worked well and avoiding previous mistakes. Below are examples of lessons learned during ERDF’s ARRA-funded expansion project.

  15. Continuous Learning Points: Earn CLPs!

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Attendees at the PM Workshop can earn Continuing Learning Points (CLPs) for both days in addition to earning CLPs for the optional half-day training sessions on Earned Value Management and Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System. Click on this CLP form for instructions.

  16. Field observations and lessons learned

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    Nielsen, Joh B

    2010-01-01

    This presentation outlines observations and lessons learned from the Megaports program. It provides: (1) details of field and technical observations collected during LANL field activities at ports around the world and details of observations collected during radiation detections system testing at Los Alamos National Laboratory; (2) provides suggestions for improvement and efficiency; and (3) discusses possible program execution changes for more effective operations.

  17. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 4 | Department of Energy

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

    4 Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 4 Better Buildings Residential Network Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls, No. 4. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 4 (342.3 KB) More Documents & Publications Better Buildings Residential Network: Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 5 Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 3

  18. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 6 | Department of Energy

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    6 Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 6 Better Buildings Residential Network Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls, No. 6. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 6 (203.57 KB) More Documents & Publications Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 8 Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 7 Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 5

  19. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 7 | Department of Energy

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    7 Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 7 Better Buildings Residential Network Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls, No. 7. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 7 (320.35 KB) More Documents & Publications Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 8 Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 5 Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 6

  20. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 8 | Department of Energy

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    8 Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 8 Better Buildings Residential Network Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls, No. 8. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 8 (596.3 KB) More Documents & Publications Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 7 Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 6 Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 5

  1. Accelerated learning approaches for maintenance training

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    Erickson, E.J.

    1991-01-01

    As a training tool, Accelerated Learning techniques have been in use since 1956. Trainers from a variety of applications and disciplines have found success in using Accelerated Learning approaches, such as training aids, positive affirmations, memory aids, room arrangement, color patterns, and music. Some have thought that maintenance training and Accelerated Learning have nothing in common. Recent training applications by industry and education of Accelerated Learning are proving very successful by several standards. This paper cites available resource examples and challenges maintenance trainers to adopt new ideas and concepts to accelerate learning in all training setting. 7 refs.

  2. LESSONS LEARNED LEARNED LESSONS N E P A

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

    third Quarter fy 2013 September 6, 2013; Issue no. 76 NEPA Lessons Learned September 2013 1 The Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance has been tracking completion times and other metrics since 1994. (See related article, page 3, and Notes on NEPA Metrics, page 4.) The NEPA Office's most recent analysis - for calendar years 2003 through 2012 - shows that completion time and cost vary considerably from document to document and often within a single year. However, overall performance, as measured

  3. LESSONS LEARNED LEARNED LESSONS N E P A

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    fourth Quarter fy 2015 December 1, 2015; Issue no. 85 NEPA Lessons Learned December 2015 1 (continued on page 4) The National Tribal Energy Summit - A NEPA Perspective By: Rob Seifert, Director, Office of Environmental Compliance, Office of Environmental Management More than 450 representatives from Tribal, state, and federal government agencies, Tribal corporations, and private sector organizations, including almost 100 representatives from Tribes and Alaska Native Villages, participated in the

  4. Lessons learned from RTG programs

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    Reinstrom, R.M.; Cockfield, R.D.

    1998-01-01

    During the Cassini Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) program, the heritage RTG design was reviewed and modified to incorporate lessons learned. Design changes were made both to resolve problems as they occurred and to correct difficulties noted in earlier missions. Topics addressed in this paper included problems experienced previously at the launch facility in attaching the pressure relief device to the generators, and the open circuit conditions that occurred at times in the resistance temperature device wiring harness. Also discussed is a problem caused by mistakes in software configuration management. How lessons learned refined the RTG design and integration with the spacecraft are discussed and the adopted solutions are described. {copyright} {ital 1998 Lockheed Martin Missles and Space, reproduced with permission.}

  5. Learning About Renewable Energy | NREL

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    Learning About Renewable Energy For more information about renewable energy basics, visit the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration Energy Kids Web site for fun kids' games and activities, teacher resources, and energy basics. Visit NREL's Education Resources for hands-on projects and curriculum suggestions for K-12 grade teachers and students. The United States currently relies heavily on coal, oil, and

  6. Learn More About Interconnections | Department of Energy

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    Learn More About Interconnections Learn More About Interconnections Learn More About Interconnections EASTERN INTERCONNECTION North America is comprised of two major and three minor alternating current (AC) power grids or "interconnections." The Eastern Interconnection reaches from Central Canada Eastward to the Atlantic coast (excluding Québec), South to Florida and West to the foot of the Rockies (excluding most of Texas). All of the electric utilities in the Eastern Interconnection

  7. Learn More about Fusion & Lasers

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    education Learn More about Fusion & Lasers How Lasers Work Learn how lasers were developed and how they work. Outreach NIF & Photon Science researchers take learning opportunities on the road. Glossary Don't know what something means? Find definitions of terms related to NIF, fusion, and photon science in our glossary. For Teachers LLNL's Science Education Program provides professional development instruction to in-service and pre-service teachers. For Kids See how we make giant crystals

  8. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls Fall 2014 | Department of Energy

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    Fall 2014 Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls Fall 2014 Better Buildings Residential Network, Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls Fall 2014. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls (202.93 KB) More Documents & Publications Better Buildings Residential Network: Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 3 Better Buildings Network View | October 2014

  9. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 1999

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    Welcome to the 20th Quarterly Report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue includes a cumulative index for the past five years.

  10. NREL: Learning - Student Resources on Solar Energy

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    Education and Professional Development U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Printable Version Learning About Renewable Energy Home...

  11. Enterprise Assessments Lessons Learned from Targeted Reviews...

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    Lessons Learned from Targeted Reviews of the Management of Safety Systems at U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities April 2016 Office of Nuclear Safety and Environmental ...

  12. Enterprise Assessments Lessons Learned From Targeted Reviews...

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    Work Planning and Control - March 2016 Enterprise Assessments Lessons Learned From Targeted Reviews of Activity-Level Work Planning and Control - March 2016 March 2016 ...

  13. JOBAID-SELF-RECORDING LEARNING EVENT

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    The purpose of this job aid is to guide users through the step-by-step process of self-recording items and external learning events.

  14. Enterprise Assessments Lessons Learned from Targeted Reviews...

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    from Targeted Reviews of Fire Protection Programs at Department of Energy Facilities - August 2015 Enterprise Assessments Lessons Learned from Targeted Reviews of Fire ...

  15. DEP Learning Experiences | Argonne National Laboratory

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    Learning Experiences "Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge." - Carl Sagan, Astrophysicist Argonne Education provides a variety of...

  16. Integrated Biorefinery Lessons Learned and Best Practices

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    Integrated Biorefinery Lessons Learned and Best Practices - Breakout Session 1 Session Moderator: Glenn Doyle U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office July 29 th , ...

  17. Industrial Assessment Centers Help Students, Communities Learn...

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    Help Students, Communities Learn About Energy Efficiency Industrial Assessment Centers Help ... The Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) is part of the Department's Office of ...

  18. NREL: Learning About Renewable Energy Home Page

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    Learning About Renewable Energy For more information about renewable energy basics, visit the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Visit ...

  19. Waste Solidification Building Project Lessons Learned Report

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    This report addresses lessons learned from the Waste Solidification Building project at the Savannah River Site relative to design, procurement, construction, startup, and commissioning.  The...

  20. Lessons Learned Database | Department of Energy

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    DOE Corporate Lessons Learned Database provides a central clearinghouse that allows ready access to and communication about collected information on a timely, unimpeded basis by...

  1. Enterprise Assessments Lessons Learned from Targeted Reviews...

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    Lessons Learned from Targeted Reviews of Fire Protection Programs at Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities August 2015 Office of Nuclear Safety and Environmental Assessments...

  2. Lessons Learned from Independent Verification Activities

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    Demonstration Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education - Independent Verification Lessons Learned IV - performed at nine DOE sites from 2004 to 2008 Page 1 of 2 Oak Ridge ...

  3. Continuous Learning Points Credit Assignment Table | Department...

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    PDF icon Microsoft Word - CLPCreditAssignmentTable More Documents & Publications PMCDP Curriculum Learning Map Microsoft Word - AL2006-07.doc PMCDP Certification and Equivalency ...

  4. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2003

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    Welcome to the 35th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. We are pleased to include in this issue three new mini-guidance articles.

  5. A Cognitive Approach to e-Learning

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    Greitzer, Frank L.; Rice, Douglas M.; Eaton, Sharon L.; Perkins, Michael C.; Scott, Ryan T.; Burnette, John R.; Robertson, Sarah R.

    2003-12-01

    Like traditional classroom instruction, distributed learning derives from passive training paradigms. Just as student-centered classroom teaching methods have been applied over several decades of classroom instruction, interactive approaches have been encouraged for distributed learning. While implementation of multimedia-based training features may appear to produce active learning, sophisticated use of multimedia features alone does not necessarily enhance learning. This paper describes the results of applying cognitive science principles to enhance learning in a student-centered, distributed learning environment, and lessons learned in developing and delivering this training. Our interactive, scenario-based approach exploits multimedia technology within a systematic, cognitive framework for learning. The basis of the application of cognitive principles is the innovative use of multimedia technology to implement interaction elements. These simple multimedia interactions, which are used to support new concepts, are later combined with other interaction elements to create more complex, integrated practical exercises. This technology-based approach may be applied in a variety of training and education contexts, but is especially well suited for training of equipment operators and maintainers. For example, it has been used in a sustainment training application for the United States Army's Combat Support System Automated Information System Interface (CAISI). The CAISI provides a wireless communications capability that allows various logistics systems to communicate across the battlefield. Based on classroom training material developed by the CAISI Project Office, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory designed and developed an interactive, student-centered distributed-learning application for CAISI operators and maintainers. This web-based CAISI training system is also distributed on CD media for use on individual computers, and material developed for the computer

  6. May 2015 Seismic Lessons-Learned Panel Meeting Agenda | Department...

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    May 2015 Seismic Lessons-Learned Panel Meeting Agenda May 2015 Seismic Lessons-Learned Panel Meeting Agenda Agenda for the May 2015 Seismic Lessons-Learned Panel Meeting held at ...

  7. 76th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Issued | Department of...

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    6th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Issued 76th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Issued September 6, 2013 - 2:50pm Addthis The 76th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA...

  8. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2005

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    Welcome to the 43rd quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. In this issue we take a look at our hard-working NEPA Compliance Officers, who share bits of wisdom (and a little humor) gained from their lessons learned implementing NEPA. Countless thanks to all NCOs for their dedication, flexibility, and perseverance.

  9. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2009

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    Welcome to the 58th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. We have been very busy addressing our NEPA responsibilities arising from the recovery act as well as the new policies of the obama administration. In this issue of the Lessons Learned Quarterly Report (LLQR), we share ideas and experiences that will foster an improved and expedited NEPA compliance process.

  10. Jet-images — deep learning edition

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    de Oliveira, Luke; Kagan, Michael; Mackey, Lester; Nachman, Benjamin; Schwartzman, Ariel

    2016-07-13

    Building on the notion of a particle physics detector as a camera and the collimated streams of high energy particles, or jets, it measures as an image, we investigate the potential of machine learning techniques based on deep learning architectures to identify highly boosted W bosons. Modern deep learning algorithms trained on jet images can out-perform standard physically-motivated feature driven approaches to jet tagging. We develop techniques for visualizing how these features are learned by the network and what additional information is used to improve performance. Finally, this interplay between physicallymotivated feature driven tools and supervised learning algorithms is generalmore » and can be used to significantly increase the sensitivity to discover new particles and new forces, and gain a deeper understanding of the physics within jets.« less

  11. Driving Demand: Working With and Learning from Contractors

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    This webinar covered how to work with and learn from contractors as well as NYSERDA's lessons learned in their contractor experiences.

  12. Lessons Learned from Cyber Security Assessments of SCADA and...

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

    Lessons Learned from Cyber Security Assessments of SCADA and Energy Management Systems Lessons Learned from Cyber Security Assessments of SCADA and Energy Management Systems ...

  13. EV Everywhere Framing Workshop Report Out & Lessons Learned ...

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    Report Out & Lessons Learned EV Everywhere Framing Workshop Report Out & Lessons Learned ... 3davisb.pdf (588.37 KB) More Documents & Publications EV Everywhere Framing Workshop -

  14. Lessons Learned from Cyber Security Assessments of SCADA and...

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

    Lessons Learned from Cyber Security Assessments of SCADA and Energy Management Systems Lessons Learned from Cyber Security Assessments of SCADA and Energy Management Systems...

  15. Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned...

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    Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned Building ... These brochures present the lessons learned from incorporating energy efficiency in the ...

  16. DOE EM Project Experience & Lessons Learned for In Situ Decommissionin...

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    EM Project Experience & Lessons Learned for In Situ Decommissioning (Feb. 2013) DOE EM Project Experience & Lessons Learned for In Situ Decommissioning (Feb. 2013) The purpose of ...

  17. A Proactive Learning Framework for Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring...

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    NILM systems perform analysis on whole-building data taken at the main power panel to ... learning, an advanced machine learning method that interactively queries the user for ...

  18. EM Shares Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Lessons Learned with Nuclear...

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    Shares Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Lessons Learned with Nuclear Energy Agency EM Shares Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Lessons Learned with Nuclear Energy Agency April 14, 2016 - ...

  19. CBEI: Lessons Learned from Integrated Retrofits in Small and...

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    Lessons Learned from Integrated Retrofits in Small and Medium Sized Commercial Buildings - 2015 Peer Review CBEI: Lessons Learned from Integrated Retrofits in Small and Medium ...

  20. Request Access to the PARSIIe Project Management Lessons Learned...

    Energy Savers

    Request Access to the PARSIIe Project Management Lessons Learned (PMLL) Repository Request Access to the PARSIIe Project Management Lessons Learned (PMLL) Repository PURPOSE...

  1. Low Carbon London - A Learning Journey (Smart Grid Project) ...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    - A Learning Journey (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name Low Carbon London - A Learning Journey Country United Kingdom Headquarters Location London,...

  2. Lunch and Learn sessions offered | The Ames Laboratory

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    Lunch and Learn sessions offered University Human Resources is pleased to offer the following free lunch and learn sessions to all faculty and staff. Moving Beyond Paycheck to...

  3. Response to IG Recommendation to Create a Formal Lessons Learned...

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    Response to IG Recommendation to Create a Formal Lessons Learned Process Response to IG Recommendation to Create a Formal Lessons Learned Process Attachment 1: Recommendations ...

  4. National Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Learning Demonstration Final...

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

    Electric Vehicle Learning Demonstration Final Report National Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Learning Demonstration Final Report This report discusses key analysis results based on ...

  5. New Report: Early Lessons Learned in Bringing SSL to Market ...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    (DOE) has published a new report that documents early challenges and lessons learned in ... The report also identifies issues, challenges, and new lessons that have been learned in ...

  6. Energy Literacy in Action: Nevada Teachers Helping Students Learn...

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    Literacy in Action: Nevada Teachers Helping Students Learn About Energy Energy Literacy in Action: Nevada Teachers Helping Students Learn About Energy November 6, 2014 - 10:48am ...

  7. Growth of the NGV Market: Lessons Learned Roadmap for Infrastructure...

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    Growth of the NGV Market: Lessons Learned Roadmap for Infrastructure Development Growth of the NGV Market: Lessons Learned Roadmap for Infrastructure Development Presented at ...

  8. Lessons Learned: Creating the Chicago Climate Action Plan | Open...

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    Lessons Learned: Creating the Chicago Climate Action Plan Jump to: navigation, search Name Lessons Learned: Creating the Chicago Climate Action Plan AgencyCompany Organization...

  9. Lessons Learned and Best Practices in Savannah River Site Saltstone...

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    Lessons Learned and Best Practices in Savannah River Site Saltstone and Tank Farm Performance Assessments Lessons Learned and Best Practices in Savannah River Site Saltstone and...

  10. Major Process Revision of WP&C - Lessons Learned | Department...

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    Hazard AnalysisControl Subject Matter Expert Involvement Expectations for Workers Lessons Learned Major Process Revision of WP&C - Lessons Learned More Documents &...

  11. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Lessons Learned...

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    Lessons Learned about Workplace Charging in The EV Project Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Lessons Learned about Workplace Charging in The EV Project Presentation...

  12. Moldova National Inventory Report - Lessons Learned | Open Energy...

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    Moldova National Inventory Report - Lessons Learned Jump to: navigation, search Name Moldova Second National Inventory Report - Lessons Learned AgencyCompany Organization United...

  13. NREL-Lessons Learned from Energy Efficiency Lighting Programs...

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    Lessons Learned from Energy Efficiency Lighting Programs Webinar Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Lessons Learned from Energy Efficiency Lighting Programs...

  14. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls Fall 2014 | Department of...

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    Residential Network, Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls Fall 2014. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls (202.93 KB) More Documents & Publications Better Buildings Residential ...

  15. Better Buildings Residential Network: Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange...

    Energy Savers

    Buildings Residential Network: Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls Better Buildings Residential Network: Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls, from the U.S. Department of Energy. ...

  16. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 4 | Department of...

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    Residential Network Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls, No. 4. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 4 (342.3 KB) More Documents & Publications Better Buildings Residential ...

  17. National FCEV Learning Demonstration: All Composite Data Products...

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    FCEV Learning Demonstration: All Composite Data Products National FCEV Learning Demonstration: All Composite Data Products This presentation from the U.S. Department of Energy's ...

  18. Perspective: Codesign for materials science: An optimal learning...

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    science: An optimal learning approach Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Perspective: Codesign for materials science: An optimal learning approach Authors: Lookman, ...

  19. Machine Learning for the Grid (Conference) | SciTech Connect

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    Conference: Machine Learning for the Grid Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Machine Learning for the Grid Authors: Deka, Deepjyoti 1 ; Backhaus, Scott N. 1 ; Chertkov, ...

  20. Machine learning strategy for accelerated design of polymer dielectric...

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    Machine learning strategy for accelerated design of polymer dielectrics Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Machine learning strategy for accelerated design of polymer ...

  1. Physics-based statistical learning approach to mesoscopic model...

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    Physics-based statistical learning approach to mesoscopic model selection Citation Details ... Title: Physics-based statistical learning approach to mesoscopic model selection Authors: ...

  2. Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned...

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    Energy- Efficient Schools in New Orleans Lessons Learned 2 3 The devastation of schools in ... This case study presents the lessons learned from incorporating energy efficiency in the ...

  3. Peridigm summary report : lessons learned in development with...

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    summary report : lessons learned in development with agile components. Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Peridigm summary report : lessons learned in development with...

  4. Supercritical Solubility of Binders Used in Explosive Formulations

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    David A. Bell

    2002-09-14

    The dissolution of polymers in supercritical carbon dioxide was measured using in-situ ultraviolet absorbance. This research was carried out to provide data to support the development of a new process to produce plastic-bonded explosive molding powder. Estane 5703, the polymer used to bind PBX 9501, was insoluble at the tested conditions. The dissolution of Kraton FG 1901 was tested at 27 to 100{degrees}C and 29 to 65 MPa. Only a small fraction of this polymer dissolved, and the quantity that dissolved increased with the polymer sample size. The tested polymer was polydisperse, and it is thought that the lowest molecular weight fraction of the polymer preferentially dissolved. Based on this observation, dissolution of the polymer prior to molding powder synthesis is recommended to obtain a uniform molding powder product. The dissolution of nearly monodisperse samples of polyethylacrylate were tested at 27 to 90{degrees}C and 10 to 65 MPa. The resulting solutions were very dilute, on the order of 100 mg/liter, and the solutions did not reach saturation during the 90 hour test period. The slow approach to saturation indicates that mass transfer rates may significantly affect process performance.

  5. Hazardous particle binder, coagulant and re-aerosolization inhibitor

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Krauter, Paula; Zalk, David; Hoffman, D. Mark

    2011-04-12

    A copolymer and water/ethanol solvent solution capable of binding with airborne contaminants or potential airborne contaminants, such as biological weapon agents or toxic particulates, coagulating as the solvent evaporates, and adhering the contaminants to a surface so as to inhibit the re-suspension of such contaminants. The solution uses a water or ethanol/water mixture for the solvent, and a copolymer having one of several functional group sets so as to have physical and chemical characteristics of high adhesion, low viscosity, low surface tension, negative electrostatic charge, substantially neutral pH, and a low pKa. Use of the copolymer solution prevents re-aerosolization and transport of unwanted, reactive species thus increasing health and safety for personnel charged with decontamination of contaminated buildings and areas.

  6. Hazardous particle binder, coagulant and re-aerosolization inhibitor

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Krauter, Paula; Zalk, David; Hoffman, D. Mark

    2012-07-10

    A copolymer and water/ethanol solvent solution capable of binding with airborne contaminants or potential airborne contaminants, such as biological weapon agents or toxic particulates, coagulating as the solvent evaporates, and adhering the contaminants to a surface so as to inhibit the re-suspension of such contaminants. The solution uses a water or ethanol/water mixture for the solvent, and a copolymer having one of several functional group sets so as to have physical and chemical characteristics of high adhesion, low viscosity, low surface tension, negative electrostatic charge, substantially neutral pH, and a low pKa. Use of the copolymer solution prevents re-aerosolization and transport of unwanted, reactive species thus increasing health and safety for personnel charged with decontamination of contaminated buildings and areas.

  7. UCRG JC-119253 PREPRINT Clean, Agile Alternative Binders, Additives...

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    ... @P&A) that could reduce waste and pollution fiom M-900 tank ammunition and GBU- 24 Bombs. ... cast explosives such as tritonal in the Air Force GP bombs have a long history of ...

  8. Formation of chemically bonded ceramics with magnesium dihydrogen phosphate binder

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wagh, Arun S.; Jeong, Seung-Young

    2004-08-17

    A new method for combining magnesium oxide, MgO, and magnesium dihydrogen phosphate to form an inexpensive compactible ceramic to stabilize very low solubility metal oxides, ashes, swarfs, and other iron or metal-based additives, to create products and waste forms which can be poured or dye cast, and to reinforce and strengthen the ceramics formed by the addition of fibers to the initial ceramic mixture.

  9. Management of change lessons learned

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    Jakubowski, J.A. [Upjohn Co., Kalamazoo, MI (United States)

    1996-08-01

    This paper will describe the development of a computer program that was written to assist production units meet the requirements of the management of chance (MOC) section under the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard, 29 CFR 1910.119 (1). Areas that will be addressed include: the development of a MOC written policy, pilot testing of change control management procedures, training of operational and maintenance personnel to follow these procedures and final implementation of established chance control measures. Practical {open_quotes}lessons learned{close_quotes} will be reviewed and a description of the use of an Access{sup {trademark}}program that was written to enhance daily MOC equipment and process changes will be highlighted. This program was designed to expedite the required PSM review of changes and to simultaneously trigger an update of related change documentation such as piping and instrumentation diagrams, equipment files, regulatory permits, and unit operating procedures.

  10. Fall 2011 Composite Data Products: National FCEV Learning Demonstration

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    Wipke, K.; Sprik, S.; Kurtz, J.; Ramsden, T.; Ainscough, C.; Saur, G.

    2011-11-01

    This technical presentation describes Fall 2011 composite data products: national FCEV learning demonstration.

  11. Implementing US Department of Energy lessons learned programs. Volume 2

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1995-08-01

    The DOE Lessons Learned Handbook is a two-volume publication developed to supplement the DOE Lessons Learned Standard (DOE-STD-7501-95) with information that will organizations in developing or improving their lessons learned programs. Volume 1 includes greater detail than the Standard in areas such as identification and documentation of lessons learned; it also contains sections on specific processes such as training and performance measurement. Volume 2 (this document) contains examples of program documents developed by existing lessons learned programs as well as communications material, functional categories, transmittal documents, sources of professional and industry lessons learned, and frequently asked questions about the Lessons Learned List Service.

  12. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2009

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Welcome to the 61st quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. In this issue, we highlight many of the ways that the NEPA process furthers transparency in government decisionmaking.

  13. Enterprise Assessments Lessons Learned from Targeted Reviews...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Lessons Learned from Targeted Reviews of the Management of Safety Systems at U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environment, ...

  14. High-Tech Collaboration Radioactive Learning

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    ... Born from that effort was the Learning as Leadership (LaL) program - a three-tiered ... a challenge to the energy program in terms of finding cost- effective ways to save energy. ...

  15. Learning other agents` preferences in multiagent negotiation

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    Bui, H.H.; Kieronska, D.; Venkatesh, S.

    1996-12-31

    In multiagent systems, an agent does not usually have complete information about the preferences and decision making processes of other agents. This might prevent the agents from making coordinated choices, purely due to their ignorance of what others want. This paper describes the integration of a learning module into a communication-intensive negotiating agent architecture. The learning module gives the agents the ability to learn about other agents` preferences via past interactions. Over time, the agents can incrementally update their models of other agents` preferences and use them to make better coordinated decisions. Combining both communication and learning, as two complement knowledge acquisition methods, helps to reduce the amount of communication needed on average, and is justified in situations where communication is computationally costly or simply not desirable (e.g. to preserve the individual privacy).

  16. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 1995

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    This second quarterly report summarizes the lessons learned for documents completed between October 1 and December 31, 1994. It is based on responses to the revised questionnaire that was provided...

  17. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, Test Edition

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    Welcome to the test edition of the Lessons Learned Quarterly Report. This edition features revised draft guidance on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change,  new flood risk management...

  18. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2003

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    Welcome to the 34th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. We are pleased to feature the synergy between NEPA and the new DOE Order 450.1, Environmental Protection Program.

  19. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2001

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Welcome to the 28th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This completes our seventh year of providing performance metrics, news, and guidance to the DOE NEPA Community. Please note the cumulative index in this issue.

  20. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2000

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Welcome to the 24th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. Note that this issue includes a cumulative index covering the past six years of reports.

  1. Lessons learned in organizing for performance

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    Long, R.L.

    1993-12-31

    Lessons learned from the Three Mile Island accident are described. The effectiveness of the General Public Utilities Corporation in the decontamination/support issues and restart of the three mile unit-1 reactor, is discussed.

  2. Community invited to learn about emerging technologies

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    PuLMo, a miniature artificial lung, mimics the response of the human lung to drugs, toxins and other agents. The public is invited to learn about PuLMo and other technologies ...

  3. Aquatic Species Program (ASP): Lessons Learned

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    Jarvis, E. E.

    2008-02-01

    Presentation on lessons learned from the U.S. Department of Energy?s Aquatic Species Program 1978-1996 microalgae R&D activities, presented at the 2008 AFOSR Workshop in Washington, D.C.

  4. NREL: Learning - Student Resources on Wind Energy

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    Wind Energy Photo of a girl and a boy standing beneath a large wind turbine. Students can learn about wind energy by visiting a wind farm. The following resources can provide you ...

  5. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2008

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    Welcome to the 57th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. We are pleased to feature the September DOE NEPA Community Meeting as well as recent case studies.

  6. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2007

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Welcome to the 52nd quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue highlights the start of two major DOE EISs and features several guest-written articles.

  7. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2015

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Welcome to the 85th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue features Administration changes in environmental policy to better account for climate change and improve watershed- and landscape-scale planning.

  8. The Learning Center | The Ames Laboratory

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    The Learning Center Rare Earths for Science The Ames Laboratory has been actively involved in the preparation of very pure rare earth metals since the early 1940s, when Dr. Frank...

  9. National Hydrogen Learning Demonstration Status (Presentation)

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    Wipke, K.; Sprik, S.; Kurtz, J.; Ramsden, T.; Ainscough, C.; Saur, G.

    2012-02-01

    This presentation discusses U.S. DOE Learning Demonstration Project goals, fuel cell vehicle and H2 station deployment status, and technical highlights of vehicle and infrastructure analysis results and progress.

  10. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 1994

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    On August 12, 1994 the Office of NEPA Oversight distributed an interim/draft lessons learned questionnaire to NEPA contacts to be used for reporting on environmental impact statements and...

  11. Looking for project-based learning activities

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    Looking for project-based learning activities to incorporate energy into your classroom or program? Explore these K-12 resources to get started today. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has the following featured lesson plans, labs, projects, videos and other activities for grades K-12 on energy-related topics. Download or order resources today. For a complete listing, visit energy.gov/eere/education/teach-and-learn Activity and Coloring Books The Get Current Coloring

  12. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2007

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    Welcome to the 50th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. The Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance launched the Lessons Learned program in December 1994 to support continuous improvement in the NEPA process. The Office began by presenting cost and time metrics and “What Worked and What Didn’t Work.” Other features were soon introduced.

  13. Lessons Learned with Early PV Plant Integration

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    Lessons Learned with Early PV Plant Integration" Elsa Gonzalez, Rachel Sall, Frankie Greco and David Narang with Arizona Public Service Company June 12, 2014 2 Speakers Frankie Greco Distribution Interconnection Team Arizona Public Service Company Elsa Gonzales Distribution Operations Engineer Arizona Public Service Company David Narang Senior Engineer Arizona Public Service Company Rachel Sall Arizona Public Service Company Lessons Learned with Early PV Plant Integration Elsa Gonzalez

  14. Local companies learn about resources for success

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    Local companies learn about resources for success Community Connections: Your link to news and opportunities from Los Alamos National Laboratory Latest Issue:November 2, 2016 all issues All Issues » submit Local companies learn about resources for success Resource Roundtable explores opportunities close to home April 1, 2014 Eric Quintana and Lourdes Vancheik of Performance Maintenance, Inc. discuss the company's business goals during the March 13 Resource Roundtable. Eric Quintana and Lourdes

  15. Learn About NercEnergy - Nercenergy

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    Learn About NercEnergy Energy to code...energy to program...energy to create. Founded as a technical think tank, NercEnergy is about putting the best minds in tech together to help people understand everyday technologies. Want to learn more? Check out our blog for the latest updates! Want to join NercEnergy? Visit our contact page and get let us know!

  16. Learning Circles for Women Leaders (LCFWL)

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    DOE Learning Circles for Women Leaders (LCFWL) is a new pilot initiative developed by the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer and the Office of the Learning and Workforce Development in response to a growing need to support women at the GS-14/GS-15/EJ/EK level who are currently leaders and others who aspire to senior leaders in the DOE headquarters office.

  17. Community invited to learn about emerging technologies

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    Community invited to learn about emerging technologies Community invited to learn about emerging technologies New technologies emerging from Los Alamos National Laboratory that address everything from fusion energy to medical testing will be on display for members of the community, investors and business leaders at the DisrupTech showcase. July 6, 2016 Perovskite research team spin-casts crystals for efficient and resilient optoelectronic devices. PuLMo, a miniature artificial lung, mimics the

  18. Teach and Learn | Department of Energy

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

    Teach and Learn Teach and Learn WELCOME! Whether you're a K-12 teacher, a university administrator, or a student interested in starting your path toward a clean energy career, we’ve got you covered. On this page, you'll find links to student competitions, internships, training and degree programs, career planning tools, and professional development opportunities. You can also explore videos, data tools, lessons, activities, and other online resources for educators at all levels. | Photo

  19. Multistrategy learning: A case study

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    Domingos, P.

    1996-12-31

    Two of the most popular approaches to induction are instance-based learning (IBL) and rule generation. Their strengths and weaknesses are largely complementary. IBL methods are able to identify small details in the instance space, but have trouble with attributes that are relevant in some parts of the space but not others. Conversely, rule induction methods may overlook small exception regions, but are able to select different attributes in different parts of the instance space. The two methods have been unified in the RISE algorithm. RISE views instances as maximally specific rules, forms more general rules by gradually clustering instances of the same class, and classifies a test example by letting the nearest rule win. This approach potentially combines the advantages of rule induction and IBL, and has indeed been observed to be more accurate than each on a large number of bench-mark datasets. However, it is important to determine if this performance is indeed due to the hypothesized advantages, and to define the situations in which RISE`s bias will and will not be preferable to those of the individual approaches. This abstract reports experiments to this end in artificial domains.

  20. Materials prediction via classification learning

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    Balachandran, Prasanna V.; Theiler, James; Rondinelli, James M.; Lookman, Turab

    2015-08-25

    In the paradigm of materials informatics for accelerated materials discovery, the choice of feature set (i.e. attributes that capture aspects of structure, chemistry and/or bonding) is critical. Ideally, the feature sets should provide a simple physical basis for extracting major structural and chemical trends and furthermore, enable rapid predictions of new material chemistries. Orbital radii calculated from model pseudopotential fits to spectroscopic data are potential candidates to satisfy these conditions. Although these radii (and their linear combinations) have been utilized in the past, their functional forms are largely justified with heuristic arguments. Here we show that machine learning methods naturally uncover the functional forms that mimic most frequently used features in the literature, thereby providing a mathematical basis for feature set construction without a priori assumptions. We apply these principles to study two broad materials classes: (i) wide band gap AB compounds and (ii) rare earth-main group RM intermetallics. The AB compounds serve as a prototypical example to demonstrate our approach, whereas the RM intermetallics show how these concepts can be used to rapidly design new ductile materials. In conclusion, our predictive models indicate that ScCo, ScIr, and YCd should be ductile, whereas each was previously proposed to be brittle.

  1. Materials prediction via classification learning

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    Balachandran, Prasanna V.; Theiler, James; Rondinelli, James M.; Lookman, Turab

    2015-08-25

    In the paradigm of materials informatics for accelerated materials discovery, the choice of feature set (i.e. attributes that capture aspects of structure, chemistry and/or bonding) is critical. Ideally, the feature sets should provide a simple physical basis for extracting major structural and chemical trends and furthermore, enable rapid predictions of new material chemistries. Orbital radii calculated from model pseudopotential fits to spectroscopic data are potential candidates to satisfy these conditions. Although these radii (and their linear combinations) have been utilized in the past, their functional forms are largely justified with heuristic arguments. Here we show that machine learning methods naturallymore » uncover the functional forms that mimic most frequently used features in the literature, thereby providing a mathematical basis for feature set construction without a priori assumptions. We apply these principles to study two broad materials classes: (i) wide band gap AB compounds and (ii) rare earth-main group RM intermetallics. The AB compounds serve as a prototypical example to demonstrate our approach, whereas the RM intermetallics show how these concepts can be used to rapidly design new ductile materials. In conclusion, our predictive models indicate that ScCo, ScIr, and YCd should be ductile, whereas each was previously proposed to be brittle.« less

  2. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Archive | Department of Energy

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    Guidance & Requirements » Lessons Learned » Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Archive Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Archive September 1, 2016 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2016 Welcome to the 88th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue highlights the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) final guidance on climate change, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service migratory bird training, an updated Environmental Protection Agency screening tool for

  3. Workplace Charging Challenge Partner: World Learning Inc. | Department of

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

    Energy Learning Inc. Workplace Charging Challenge Partner: World Learning Inc. Workplace Charging Challenge Partner: World Learning Inc. Joined the Challenge: November 2014 Headquarters: Brattleboro, VT Charging Location: Brattleboro, VT Domestic Employees: 334 World Learning Inc. is a nonprofit organization advancing leadership in more than 60 countries. World Learning envisions a just world, driven by engaged citizens and thriving communities. SIT Graduate Institute is a program of World

  4. INCIDENT REPORTING: LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE

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    Weiner, Steven C.; Kinzey, Bruce R.; Dean, Jesse D.; Davis, Patrick B.; Ruiz, Antonio

    2007-09-12

    Experience makes a superior teacher. Sharing the details surrounding safety events is one of the best ways to help prevent their recurrence elsewhere. This approach requires an open, non-punitive environment to achieve broad benefits. The Hydrogen Incident Reporting Tool (www.h2incidents.org) is intended to facilitate the sharing of lessons learned and other relevant information gained from actual experiences using and working with hydrogen and hydrogen systems. Its intended audience includes those involved in virtually any aspect of hydrogen technology, systems and use, with an emphasis towards energy and transportation applications. The database contains records of safety events both publicly available and/or voluntarily submitted. Typical records contain a general description of the occurrence, contributing factors, equipment involved, and some detailing of consequences and changes that have been subsequently implemented to prevent recurrence of similar events in the future. The voluntary and confidential nature and other characteristics surrounding the database mean that any analysis of apparent trends in its contents cannot be considered statistically valid for a universal population. A large portion of reported incidents have occurred in a laboratory setting due to the typical background of the reporting projects, for example. Yet some interesting trends are becoming apparent even at this early stage of the database’s existence and general lessons can already be taken away from these experiences. This paper discusses the database and a few trends that have already become apparent for the reported incidents. Anticipated future uses of this information are also described. This paper is intended to encourage wider participation and usage of the incidents reporting database and to promote the safety benefits offered by its contents.

  5. Surface roughness effects on the solar reflectance of cool asphalt...

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    The model is then used to compute the reflectance of shingles with a mixture of different colored granules, when the reflectances of the corresponding mono-color shingles are ...

  6. Keep It Simple: Learning How to Think Like the Customer | Department...

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    Keep It Simple: Learning How to Think Like the Customer Keep It Simple: Learning How to Think Like the Customer Presents lessons learned from Tennessee Valley Authority's home ...

  7. Image Change Detection via Ensemble Learning

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    Martin, Benjamin W; Vatsavai, Raju

    2013-01-01

    The concept of geographic change detection is relevant in many areas. Changes in geography can reveal much information about a particular location. For example, analysis of changes in geography can identify regions of population growth, change in land use, and potential environmental disturbance. A common way to perform change detection is to use a simple method such as differencing to detect regions of change. Though these techniques are simple, often the application of these techniques is very limited. Recently, use of machine learning methods such as neural networks for change detection has been explored with great success. In this work, we explore the use of ensemble learning methodologies for detecting changes in bitemporal synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images. Ensemble learning uses a collection of weak machine learning classifiers to create a stronger classifier which has higher accuracy than the individual classifiers in the ensemble. The strength of the ensemble lies in the fact that the individual classifiers in the ensemble create a mixture of experts in which the final classification made by the ensemble classifier is calculated from the outputs of the individual classifiers. Our methodology leverages this aspect of ensemble learning by training collections of weak decision tree based classifiers to identify regions of change in SAR images collected of a region in the Staten Island, New York area during Hurricane Sandy. Preliminary studies show that the ensemble method has approximately 11.5% higher change detection accuracy than an individual classifier.

  8. Lessons Learned In Developing The VACIS Products

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    Orphan, Victor J.

    2011-06-01

    SAIC's development of VACIS provides useful 'lessons learned' in bridging the gap from an idea to a security or contraband detection product. From a gamma densitometer idea for solving a specific Customs Service (CS) requirement (detection of drugs in near-empty tanker trucks) in mid-1990's, SAIC developed a broad line of vehicle and cargo inspections systems (over 500 systems deployed to date) based on a gamma-ray radiographic imaging technique. This paper analyzes the reasons for the successful development of VACIS and attempts to identify ''lessons learned'' useful for future security and contraband detection product developments.

  9. Generation of attributes for learning algorithms

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    Hu, Yuh-Jyh; Kibler, D.

    1996-12-31

    Inductive algorithms rely strongly on their representational biases. Constructive induction can mitigate representational inadequacies. This paper introduces the notion of a relative gain measure and describes a new constructive induction algorithm (GALA) which is independent of the learning algorithm. Unlike most previous research on constructive induction, our methods are designed as preprocessing step before standard machine learning algorithms are applied. We present the results which demonstrate the effectiveness of GALA on artificial and real domains for several learners: C4.5, CN2, perceptron and backpropagation.

  10. NATIONAL TRU PROGRAM LESSONS LEARNED PLAN

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    16-3560 Revision 0 NATIONAL TRU PROGRAM LESSONS LEARNED PLAN Revision 0 March 2016 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CARLSBAD FIELD OFFICE DOE/CBFO 16-3560 Revision 0 2 NATIONAL TRU PROGRAM LESSONS LEARNED PLAN Revision 0 Effective March 9, 2016 Prepared by: //Signature on File// Date: March 7,2016 J.R. Stroble, Director TRU Sites and Transportation Division Concurred by: //Signature on File// Date: March 7,2016 Casey Gadbury, Assistant Manager Office of the Program Management National TRU Program

  11. Very Large System Dynamics Models - Lessons Learned

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    Jacob J. Jacobson; Leonard Malczynski

    2008-10-01

    This paper provides lessons learned from developing several large system dynamics (SD) models. System dynamics modeling practice emphasize the need to keep models small so that they are manageable and understandable. This practice is generally reasonable and prudent; however, there are times that large SD models are necessary. This paper outlines two large SD projects that were done at two Department of Energy National Laboratories, the Idaho National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories. This paper summarizes the models and then discusses some of the valuable lessons learned during these two modeling efforts.

  12. Learning Demonstration Interim Progress Report -- July 2010

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    Wipke, K.; Spirk, S.; Kurtz, J.; Ramsden, T.

    2010-09-01

    This report discusses key results based on data through December 2009 from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Controlled Hydrogen Fleet and Infrastructure Validation and Demonstration Project, also referred to as the National Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Learning Demonstration. The report serves to help transfer knowledge and lessons learned within various parts of DOE's hydrogen program, as well as externally to other stakeholders. It is the fourth such report in a series, with previous reports being published in July 2007, November 2007, and April 2008.

  13. Learn More About EM's Savannah River Site Technology at Small...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Learn More About EM's Savannah River Site Technology at Small Business Forum This Month To ... Small Business Forum is Set for May 19-20, 2016 Learn More About EM's Savannah River Site ...

  14. Active Learning in the Era of Big Data

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    Jamieson, Kevin; Davis, IV, Warren L.

    2015-10-01

    Active learning methods automatically adapt data collection by selecting the most informative samples in order to accelerate machine learning. Because of this, real-world testing and comparing active learning algorithms requires collecting new datasets (adaptively), rather than simply applying algorithms to benchmark datasets, as is the norm in (passive) machine learning research. To facilitate the development, testing and deployment of active learning for real applications, we have built an open-source software system for large-scale active learning research and experimentation. The system, called NEXT, provides a unique platform for realworld, reproducible active learning research. This paper details the challenges of building the system and demonstrates its capabilities with several experiments. The results show how experimentation can help expose strengths and weaknesses of active learning algorithms, in sometimes unexpected and enlightening ways.

  15. Over 150 Young Women to Learn About Careers, Research Opportunities...

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    Over 150 Young Women to Learn About Careers, Research Opportunities in Physics at Jefferson Lab on Jan. 16 Over 150 Young Women to Learn About Careers, Research Opportunities in ...

  16. Competition Helps Kids Learn About Energy and Save Their Households...

    Energy Savers

    Competition Helps Kids Learn About Energy and Save Their Households Some Money Competition Helps Kids Learn About Energy and Save Their Households Some Money May 21, 2013 - 2:40pm ...

  17. Mini-Guidance Articles from Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports...

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    Mini-Guidance Articles from Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports, Dec. 1994 to Sept. 2005 Mini-Guidance Articles from Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports, Dec. 1994 to Sept. 2005 The ...

  18. Machine Learning for the Grid (Conference) | SciTech Connect

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    Machine Learning for the Grid Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Machine Learning for the Grid You are accessing a document from the Department of Energy's (DOE) SciTech ...

  19. Demand Response: Lessons Learned with an Eye to the Future |...

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    Demand Response: Lessons Learned with an Eye to the Future Demand Response: Lessons Learned with an Eye to the Future July 11, 2013 - 11:56am Addthis Patricia A. Hoffman Patricia ...

  20. 75th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Issued | Department of...

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    5th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process was issued on June 3, 2013. This issue of Lessons Learned Quarterly Report (LLQR) includes articles on recent guidance...

  1. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Archive | Department of Energy

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

    June 2, 2003 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2003 Welcome to the 35th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. We are pleased to include in this issue three...

  2. PG to Glycerin - Lessons Learned on Antifreeze System Conversions...

    Energy Savers

    PG to Glycerin - Lessons Learned on Antifreeze System Conversions at Y-12 PG to Glycerin - Lessons Learned on Antifreeze System Conversions at Y-12 May 5, 2015 Presenter: Jacob...

  3. Oregon Learning About and Applying for Water Rights Webpage ...

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    Learning About and Applying for Water Rights Webpage Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Oregon Learning About and Applying for Water...

  4. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 3 | Department of...

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

    3 Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 3 Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -- No. 3, as posted on the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Residential Network ...

  5. Going Deep Green: A Whole House Approach-- Lessons Learned

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    Provides an overview of the SustainableWorks program based in Puget Sound and Spokane, Washington, including lessons learned.

  6. Briefing: DOE EM ITR Landfill Assessment Project Lessons Learned |

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    Department of Energy ITR Landfill Assessment Project Lessons Learned Briefing: DOE EM ITR Landfill Assessment Project Lessons Learned By: Craig H. Benson, PhD, PE Where: EM SSAB Teleconference: 1 Briefing provides lessons learned from the DOE EM ITR Landfill Assessment Project. EM SSAB ITR Landfill Assessment Project Lessons Learned Presentation - July 2009 (777.4 KB) More Documents & Publications Disposal Practices at the Nevada Test Site 2008 Operational Issues at the Environmental

  7. Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Federal Agency ESPC Projects |

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    Department of Energy and Lessons Learned for Federal Agency ESPC Projects Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Federal Agency ESPC Projects Document highlights best practices and lessons learned for agencies to consider during the energy savings performance contract (ESPC) process. Agencies can use this document to help them award high-quality, high-value ESPC task orders. Read the Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Federal Agency ESPC Projects. See individual sections: Section 1:

  8. 77th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Issued | Department of Energy

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    77th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Issued 77th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Issued December 3, 2013 - 3:18pm Addthis The 77th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process was issued on December 2, 2013. This issue of Lessons Learned Quarterly Report (LLQR) examines positive outcomes of the NEPA process. Featured articles include a review by the Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance of nearly 400 excerpts from questionnaire responses published in LLQR during the past 10 years

  9. Refueling Infrastructure for Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Lessons Learned for Hydrogen

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    Presented at Refueling Infrastructure for Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Lessons Learned for Hydrogen Conference, April 2-3, 2008, Sacramento, California

  10. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2011 | Department of Energy

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    1 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2011 Welcome to the 68th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue features an analysis of recent NEPA performance metrics. While we are pleased that EA cost and time metrics have improved, we are continuing to analyze how to apply lessons learned from the Recovery Act experiences more broadly. Thank you for your continuing support of the Lessons Learned program. As always, we welcome your suggestions for improvement.

  11. NEPA Success Stories from Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports | Department of

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    Energy Success Stories from Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports NEPA Success Stories from Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports NEPA Success Stories from Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports This document contains a compilation of NEPA "success stories" that were featured in DOE Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports (LLQRs). Feature articles in LLQR have described how the NEPA process provided an organized structure for making some of the Department's most complex decisions. NEPA reviews have

  12. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Lessons Learned (So Far)

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    Presents lessons learned and key insights from program participants on planning and implementing residential energy efficiency programs.

  13. Info-Exch 2012- Sites Lessons Learned Presentation

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    Sites around the DOE complex funded by the EM Recovery Act Program provided lessons learned during the 2012 Information Exchange.

  14. Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned |

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    Department of Energy Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned These brochures present the lessons learned from incorporating energy efficiency in the rebuilding and renovating of New Orleans K-12 schools after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Both the summary brochure and the full brochure are available. Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned (Summary Brochure) (1.13 MB) Building

  15. NERSC, Berkeley Lab Explore Frontiers of Deep Learning for Science

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    NERSC, Berkeley Lab Explore Frontiers of Deep Learning for Science NERSC, Berkeley Lab Explore Frontiers of Deep Learning for Science Computational Researchers Test Advanced Machine Learning Tools for HPC December 8, 2015 Contact: Kathy Kincade, kkincade@lbl.gov, 510-495-2124 braindeeplearning Researchers in Berkeley Lab's Biological Systems and Engineering Division are using a deep learning library to analyze recordings of the human brain during speech production. Image: Kris Bouchard Deep

  16. Recovery Act: Wind Energy Consortia between Institutions of Higher Learning

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    and Industry | Department of Energy Act: Wind Energy Consortia between Institutions of Higher Learning and Industry Recovery Act: Wind Energy Consortia between Institutions of Higher Learning and Industry A funding opportunity announcement including amendments made to the Recovery Act: Wind Energy Consortia between Institutions of Higher Learning and Industry. Recovery Act: Wind Energy Consortia between Institutions of Higher Learning and Industry (126.95 KB) More Documents &

  17. Better Buildings Residential Network: Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls

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    Better Buildings Residential Network: Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls, from the U.S. Department of Energy.

  18. FCV Learning Demonstration: Factors Affecting Fuel Cell Degradation (Presentation)

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    Kurtz, J.; Wipke, K.; Sprik, S.

    2008-06-18

    Presentation on the NREL Fuel Cell Vehicle learning demonstration prepared for the 2008 ASME Fuel Cell Conference.

  19. Refueliing Infrastructure for Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Lessons Learned for Hydrogen

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    Agenda for Refueling Infrastructure for Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Lessons Learned for Hydrogen Conference, April 2-3, 2008, Sacramento, California

  20. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 1996

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    Welcome to the newly-revised Quarterly Report of Lessons Learned in the NEPA process. In response to reader suggestions, we have expanded the scope of the report to provide a wider variety of NEPArelated information, and enhanced the format for better clarity and overall readability.

  1. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2005

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    Welcome to the 45th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. We thank all those who participated in the NEPA 35 conference. You made it successful. We hope you are as inspired as we are by the spirit of NEPA Section 101and the challenge to improve the implementation of NEPA.

  2. A Path to Collaborative Strategic Learning

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    Nancy M. Carlson

    2003-10-01

    Collaborative learning is critical for the future of any organization and must align with the strategic organizational processes that result in products valued by others. To discover these processes, proposal preparation is explored using topic-oriented ethnography, grounded theory, and an innovative addition to qualitative interviewing, called metainquiry. Using interview data from editors, graphic artists, text processors, scientists, engineers, and technical managers, substantive theory emerges. The research discovers the five essential processes of owning, visioning, reviewing, producing, and contributing needed for organizational strategic learning to occur. The dimensions of these processes are made explicit and can be used to gauge the health of any organization. The substantive theory also provides insight into the ability of collaborative learning to evolve, flourish, and adapt to the strategic advantage of the organization. Lastly, actionable goals with ten essential elements emerge that link owning, visioning, reviewing, producing, and contributing as a path for all organizations to follow to promote collaborative learning communities and enhance their competitive advantage.

  3. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2012

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    Welcome to the 73rd quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. In this issue, we highlight practices of DOE’s NEPA Community that help ensure the quality of our NEPA reviews. Emphasizing quality throughout the NEPA process is essential to meeting schedules and providing useful information to the public and decisionmakers.

  4. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2013

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Welcome to the 75th lessons learned in the NEPA process. In this issue, we highlight recent guidance by the Council on Environmental Quality and Advisory Council on Historic Preservation to promote better integration of NEPA and Section 106 reviews and on the Federal Highway Administration’s Every Day Counts initiative to better integrate planning and NEPA.

  5. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2016

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Welcome to the 86th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue highlights practices to improve NEPA implementation for environmental justice and public access to references; these practices remind us of NEPA’s emphasis on meaningful public involvement.

  6. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2008

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    Welcome to the 54th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. As noted in articles on recently issued DOE EISs (Complex Transformation, Yucca Mountain Repository and Railroad, and Western Energy Corridors), DOE has received and is responding to extensive public comment. This issue also pays tribute to two women who have made extraordinary contributions to NEPA implementation.

  7. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 1995

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    This quarterly report summarizes the lessons learned for documents completed between July 1 and September 30, 1995. It is based primarily on responses to the revised questionnaire that was provided for use during January 1995, and includes information on direct and indirect NEPA process costs and on total project costs.

  8. Lessons learned from existing biomass power plants

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    Wiltsee, G.

    2000-02-24

    This report includes summary information on 20 biomass power plants, which represent some of the leaders in the industry. In each category an effort is made to identify plants that illustrate particular points. The project experiences described capture some important lessons learned that lead in the direction of an improved biomass power industry.

  9. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2008

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    Welcome to the 55th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. We are pleased to feature the recent NAEP conference, Changing Climates, thanks to our on-the-scene reporter Carolyn Osborne. There are also several articles related to global climate change and NEPA.

  10. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2005

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    Welcome to the 42nd quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. We are pleased to introduce our new Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health. John Spitaleri Shaw is a strong supporter of good NEPA compliance, as evidenced during our interview with him and in his February 16, 2005, memorandum, both of which are summarized in this issue.

  11. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2009

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    Welcome to the 60th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. We are pleased to feature the extraordinary support provided by our NCO volunteers and to introduce Scott Blake Harris, DOE General Counsel, and his plans for improving the DOE NEPA process.

  12. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2010

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Welcome to the 63rd quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. In this issue, we continue our observance of the 40th anniversary of NEPA. This is a time to address the need to reinvigorate NEPA implementation for the next 40 years.

  13. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 1997

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Welcome again to the Quarterly Report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue features NEPA success stories from field organizations: how the NEPA process helped resolve cultural resource protection issues at Fernald, and how innovative approaches are aiding preparation of a Site-wide EIS for Sandia, New Mexico.

  14. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2003

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Welcome to the 36th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. We are pleased to feature the July 2003 NEPA Community Meeting in this issue. Also, please note that the cumulative index, a useful reference tool, is printed in this issue.

  15. Finding new perovskite halides via machine learning

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    Pilania, Ghanshyam; Balachandran, Prasanna V.; Kim, Chiho; Lookman, Turab

    2016-04-26

    Advanced materials with improved properties have the potential to fuel future technological advancements. However, identification and discovery of these optimal materials for a specific application is a non-trivial task, because of the vastness of the chemical search space with enormous compositional and configurational degrees of freedom. Materials informatics provides an efficient approach toward rational design of new materials, via learning from known data to make decisions on new and previously unexplored compounds in an accelerated manner. Here, we demonstrate the power and utility of such statistical learning (or machine learning, henceforth referred to as ML) via building a support vectormore » machine (SVM) based classifier that uses elemental features (or descriptors) to predict the formability of a given ABX3 halide composition (where A and B represent monovalent and divalent cations, respectively, and X is F, Cl, Br, or I anion) in the perovskite crystal structure. The classification model is built by learning from a dataset of 185 experimentally known ABX3 compounds. After exploring a wide range of features, we identify ionic radii, tolerance factor, and octahedral factor to be the most important factors for the classification, suggesting that steric and geometric packing effects govern the stability of these halides. As a result, the trained and validated models then predict, with a high degree of confidence, several novel ABX3 compositions with perovskite crystal structure.« less

  16. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2009

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    Welcome to the 59th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. We are pleased to feature the DOE NCO meeting and the NAEP annual conference, where streamlining the NEPA process for Recovery Act projects and consideration of climate change in NEPA documents were both addressed. We’ve begun to follow up on suggestions from the NCO meeting (below).

  17. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2006

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    Welcome to the 46th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. DOE’s senior managers play a vital role in NEPA implementation as evidenced by the settlement of Hanford NEPA litigation. Their participation in every EIS is important to ensure the scope and schedule support DOE’s needs, as shown by an analysis of EIS metrics in this issue.

  18. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2006

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    Welcome to the 47th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. The quality of our NEPA process affects the quality of DOE’s decisions. Our appreciation goes out to all the NCOs and NEPA Document Managers who work every day to build quality into NEPA documents.

  19. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2000

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    Welcome to the 23rd quarterly report on lessons learned in theNEPA process. This issue features highlights from the May 2000 NEPA Compliance Officers Meeting. Also featured is an article on NEPA and the wildfire at Los Alamos. This is an unusually long issue, due simply to the abundance of information to be shared.

  20. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2007

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    Welcome to the 53rd quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. Many in the Department’s NEPA Community were called on to give extraordinary time and resources to the preparation of key EISs issued recently and highlighted in this LLQR. We anticipate a busy 2008 as well.

  1. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2006

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    Welcome to the 49th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. In this issue, we feature the initiation of three significant EISs: the Complex 2030 Supplemental Programmatic EIS, the Supplemental Yucca Mountain Repository EIS, and the expanded Yucca Mountain Rail EIS.

  2. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2007

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Welcome to the 51st quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue features collaboration as a key element of a successful NEPA process. Related articles discuss approaches to and benefits of collaboration and illustrate various applications.

  3. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2010

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Welcome to the 65th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. In this issue, we conclude our celebration of the 40th Anniversary of NEPA and look forward in the year ahead to implementing new tools from the Council on Environmental Quality and finalizing our NEPA rulemaking.

  4. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2016

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Welcome to the 88th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue highlights the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) final guidance on climate change, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service migratory bird training, an updated Environmental Protection Agency screening tool for environmental justice analysis, and contributions by our summer interns.

  5. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2010

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Welcome to the 62nd quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. In this issue, we start a year-long observance of the 40th anniversary of the National Environmental Policy Act. The occasion calls for celebration of NEPA’s successes as well as reflection on opportunities for improvement.

  6. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2011

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    Welcome to the 67th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue showcases BPA’s mitigation and monitoring activities and best practices of DOE Program and Field Offices for efficiently preparing NEPA documents, involving the public, and making a difference in the quality of environmental protection.

  7. WHC significant lessons learned 1993--1995

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    Bickford, J.C.

    1997-12-12

    A lesson learned as defined in DOE-STD-7501-95, Development of DOE Lessons Learned Programs, is: A ``good work practice`` or innovative approach that is captured and shared to promote repeat applications or an adverse work practice or experience that is captured and shared to avoid a recurrence. The key word in both parts of this definition is ``shared``. This document was published to share a wide variety of recent Hanford experiences with other DOE sites. It also provides a valuable tool to be used in new employee and continuing training programs at Hanford facilities and at other DOE locations. This manual is divided into sections to facilitate extracting appropriate subject material when developing training modules. Many of the bulletins could be categorized into more than one section, however, so examination of other related sections is encouraged.

  8. Improving the learning efficiencies of realtime search

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    Ishida, Toru; Shimbo, Masashi

    1996-12-31

    The capability of learning is one of the salient features of realtime search algorithms such as LRTA*. The major impediment is, however, the instability of the solution quality during convergence: (1) they try to find all optimal solutions even after obtaining fairly good solutions, and (2) they tend to move towards unexplored areas thus failing to balance exploration and exploitation. We propose and analyze two new realtime search algorithms to stabilize the convergence process. {epsilon}-search (weighted realtime search) allows suboptimal solutions with {epsilon} error to reduce the total amount of learning performed. {delta}-search (realtime search with upper bounds) utilizes the upper bounds of estimated costs, which become available after the problem is solved once. Guided by the upper bounds, {delta}-search can better control the tradeoff between exploration and exploitation.

  9. Machine learning bandgaps of double perovskites

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    Pilania, G.; Mannodi-Kanakkithodi, A.; Uberuaga, B. P.; Ramprasad, R.; Gubernatis, J. E.; Lookman, T.

    2016-01-19

    The ability to make rapid and accurate predictions on bandgaps of double perovskites is of much practical interest for a range of applications. While quantum mechanical computations for high-fidelity bandgaps are enormously computation-time intensive and thus impractical in high throughput studies, informatics-based statistical learning approaches can be a promising alternative. Here we demonstrate a systematic feature-engineering approach and a robust learning framework for efficient and accurate predictions of electronic bandgaps of double perovskites. After evaluating a set of more than 1.2 million features, we identify lowest occupied Kohn-Sham levels and elemental electronegativities of the constituent atomic species as the mostmore » crucial and relevant predictors. As a result, the developed models are validated and tested using the best practices of data science and further analyzed to rationalize their prediction performance.« less

  10. Machine Learning Toolkit for Extreme Scale

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    2014-03-31

    Support Vector Machines (SVM) is a popular machine learning technique, which has been applied to a wide range of domains such as science, finance, and social networks for supervised learning. MaTEx undertakes the challenge of designing a scalable parallel SVM training algorithm for large scale systems, which includes commodity multi-core machines, tightly connected supercomputers and cloud computing systems. Several techniques are proposed for improved speed and memory space usage including adaptive and aggressive elimination ofmore » samples for faster convergence , and sparse format representation of data samples. Several heuristics for earliest possible to lazy elimination of non-contributing samples are considered in MaTEx. In many cases, where an early sample elimination might result in a false positive, low overhead mechanisms for reconstruction of key data structures are proposed. The proposed algorithm and heuristics are implemented and evaluated on various publicly available datasets« less

  11. Improving image segmentation by learning region affinities

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    Prasad, Lakshman; Yang, Xingwei; Latecki, Longin J

    2010-11-03

    We utilize the context information of other regions in hierarchical image segmentation to learn new regions affinities. It is well known that a single choice of quantization of an image space is highly unlikely to be a common optimal quantization level for all categories. Each level of quantization has its own benefits. Therefore, we utilize the hierarchical information among different quantizations as well as spatial proximity of their regions. The proposed affinity learning takes into account higher order relations among image regions, both local and long range relations, making it robust to instabilities and errors of the original, pairwise region affinities. Once the learnt affinities are obtained, we use a standard image segmentation algorithm to get the final segmentation. Moreover, the learnt affinities can be naturally unutilized in interactive segmentation. Experimental results on Berkeley Segmentation Dataset and MSRC Object Recognition Dataset are comparable and in some aspects better than the state-of-art methods.

  12. A broadband multimedia TeleLearning system

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    Wang, Ruiping; Karmouch, A.

    1996-12-31

    In this paper we discuss a broadband multimedia TeleLearning system under development in the Multimedia Information Research Laboratory at the University of Ottawa. The system aims at providing a seamless environment for TeleLearning using the latest telecommunication and multimedia information processing technology. It basically consists of a media production center, a courseware author site, a courseware database, a courseware user site, and an on-line facilitator site. All these components are distributed over an ATM network and work together to offer a multimedia interactive courseware service. An MHEG-based model is exploited in designing the system architecture to achieve the real-time, interactive, and reusable information interchange through heterogeneous platforms. The system architecture, courseware processing strategies, courseware document models are presented.

  13. Engineering Quality while Embracing Change: Lessons Learned

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    Marinovici, Maria C.; Kirkham, Harold; Glass, Kevin A.; Carlsen, Leif C.

    2013-01-09

    In an increasingly complex technical environ-ment, failure is accepted as a way of maximizing potential, a way of growing up. Experience can be utilized to improve designs, advance product maturity, and at the same time, can increase teams training and education. It is not enough to understand the development tools to ensure a projects success. Understanding how to plan, measure, communicate, interact, and work in teams is mandatory to make a project successful. A manager cannot enforce a process of good communication between team members. Project teams have to work together in supporting each other and establish a constant communication environment. This paper presents lessons learned during the development process of operations research software. The team members have matured and learned during the process to plan successfully, adapt to changes, use Agile methodologies, and embrace a new attitude towards failures and communication.

  14. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 1995

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    This quarterly report summarizes the lessons learned for documents completed between April 1 and June 30, 1995. It is based primarily on responses to the revised questionnaire that was provided for use during January 1995, and includes information on direct and indirect NEPA process costs and on total project costs. The report includes a Question and Answer section as well as guidance on selected topics.

  15. Lessons Learned with Early PV Plant Integration

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    Lessons Learned with Early PV Plant Integration Page 1 of 23 Kristen Ardani (NREL), Elsa Gonzales (Arizona Public Service Company), Rachel Sall (Arizona Public Service Company), Frankie Greco (Arizona Public Service Company), David Narang (Arizona Public Service Company) Page 1 of 23 [Speaker: Kristen Ardani] Cover Slide: Thank you everyone for joining us today for the DG Interconnection Collaborative informational webinar. Today we have speakers from Arizona Public Service Company, who will

  16. Lessons Learned from SOFC/SOEC Development

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    Systems Research, Inc. 1 Lessons Learned from SOFC/SOEC Development Greg Gege Tao and Anil V. Virkar Materials and Systems Research Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah Presented at NREL/DOE 2011 REVERSIBLE FUEL CELLS Workshop Crystal City, Virginia April 19, 2011 Materials and Systems Research, Inc. 2 * * EIA Annual Energy Outlook AEO2011 Early Release, December 2010 U.S. Electricity Generation - present & future by year 2035:  80% of America's electricity from clean energy sources: wind, solar,

  17. Learning From Photosynthesis to Create Electricity

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    Scientists Studying Photosynthesis to Generate Electricity Learning From Photosynthesis to Create Electricity Researchers use NERSC supercomputers to investigate photosynthetic materials May 15, 2012 NERSC Contact: Linda Vu, lvu@lbl.gov, +1 510 495 2402 TACC Contact: Adam Dubrow, aarondubrow@tacc.utexas.edu A triad molecule (left) is rendered in bond representation. Carbon atoms are in cyan; nitrogen in blue; hydrogen in white. Image credit: Margaret Cheung. Solar power could transform the

  18. learn more | netl.doe.gov

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    Learn more about NETL Technology Transfer The Endless Frontier: The Crucial Role of Technology Transfer "New products and new processes do not appear full-grown. They are founded on new principles, which in turn are painstakingly developed by research in the realms of science." - Vannevar Bush, "Science: The Endless Frontier" Technology plays a fundamental role in economically invigorating a country and propelling it into further development and prosperity. However, it wasn't

  19. Teen's passion for learning serves others

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    Science museum, educational resource Teen's passion for learning serves others at science museum Homeschooler and volunteer at the Bradbury Science Museum shares his knowledge of bugs with museum visitors. April 3, 2012 Jacob Marks, a homeschooler and volunteer at the Bradbury Science Museum Jacob Marks, a homeschooler and volunteer at the Bradbury Science Museum, shares his knowledge of bugs with Museum visitors. Contact Kathy Keith Community Relations & Partnerships (505) 665-4400 Email

  20. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2005

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    Welcome to the 44th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue completes our 11th year publishing LLQR, and as we go to press, we’re preparing to mark an even more impressive milestone – our observance of the 35th anniversary of NEPA. We’re busily working on all the details that will make this a great conference. We hope to see YOU there.

  1. NEPA Lessons Learned Cumulative Index December 2012 1 DOE NEPA Lessons Learned Quarterly Report

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    Lessons Learned Cumulative Index December 2012 1 DOE NEPA Lessons Learned Quarterly Report A Accident Analyses Sep 95/12; Dec 95/15; Sep 97/7; Sep 98/7; Dec 98/5; Jun 00/3, 8 guidance issued for preparation of Sep 02/16; Dec 02/20 Adaptive Management also see: Environmental Management Systems Dec 02/8; Jun 07/17; Jun 08/8 training Dec 06/16 Administrative Record also see: Legal Issues Mar 97/13; Sep 97/7; Jun 98/7; Dec 98/4 Advisory Council on Historic Preservation also see: National Historic

  2. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Cumulative Index | Department of Energy

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    Guidance & Requirements » Lessons Learned » Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Cumulative Index Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Cumulative Index The LLQR is produced as a means of disseminating NEPA program metrics, along with related guidance, case studies, analysis, references, litigation updates, and resource information. The LLQR Cumulative Index contains topical listings with citations to relevant articles included in past LLQR issues. LLQR_Index_Dec_2012.pdf (347.36 KB) More Documents

  3. Lessons Learned from Cyber Security Assessments of SCADA and Energy

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    Management Systems | Department of Energy Lessons Learned from Cyber Security Assessments of SCADA and Energy Management Systems Lessons Learned from Cyber Security Assessments of SCADA and Energy Management Systems Results from ten cyber security vulnerability assessments of process control, SCADA, and energy management systems were reviewed to identify common problem areas. In each vulnerability category, relative measures were assigned to the severity. Lessons Learned from Cyber Security

  4. Buildings Residential Network: Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls, Number 7

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    7 BETTER BUILDINGS RESIDENTIAL NETWORK Learn more at betterbuildings.energy.gov/bbrn T he Better Buildings Residential Network hosts a series of Peer Exchange Calls that connect energy efficiency programs and partners to share best practices and learn from one another to increase the number of homes that are energy efficient. Following are lessons learned shared by Residential Network members during Peer Exchange Calls held in Winter 2016 that prove seeing is believing when it comes to helping

  5. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2004 | Department of Energy

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    Learn More About Interconnections Learn More About Interconnections Learn More About Interconnections EASTERN INTERCONNECTION North America is comprised of two major and three minor alternating current (AC) power grids or "interconnections." The Eastern Interconnection reaches from Central Canada Eastward to the Atlantic coast (excluding Québec), South to Florida and West to the foot of the Rockies (excluding most of Texas). All of the electric utilities in the Eastern Interconnection

  6. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2015 | Department of Energy

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    5 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2015 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2015 Welcome to the 83rd quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue features recommendations for improving data collection and sharing - another in a series analyzing challenges reported in LLQR. Other articles cover the new Executive Order on planning for federal sustainability, the Quadrennial Energy Review on transforming energy infrastructure, the NEPA Office's Earth Day activities,

  7. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2011 | Department of Energy

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    1 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2011 Welcome to the 66th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue focuses on the Administration's new NEPA guidance and related initiatives - on scientific integrity, regulatory improvement, mitigation and monitoring, and filing EISs - and DOE's proposal to modernize its NEPA regulations. Thank you for your continuing support of the Lessons Learned program. As always, we welcome your suggestions for improvement. Articles

  8. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2002 | Department of Energy

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    2 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2002 Welcome to the 32nd quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. Much of this issue is devoted to reporting on the July DOE NEPA Community Meeting. Also featured is new NEPA-related guidance. We thank you for your continuing support of the Lessons Learned program. Articles included in this issue: NEPA Community Meeting Addresses Reform Initiatives New Guidance Issued, More Underway Accident Analysis Guidance Agencies Discuss Indian

  9. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2010 | Department of Energy

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    0 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2010 Welcome to the 64th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. In this issue, we feature reflections on the 40th Anniversary of NEPA from the DOE NEPA Community. We also continue to report on activities to enhance transparency in the NEPA process, including a new DOE policy and recent recommendations from CEQ. Thank you for your continuing support of the Lessons Learned program. As always, we welcome your suggestions for

  10. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2015 | Department of Energy

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    5 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2015 Welcome to the 84th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue features lessons learned regarding a major programmatic EIS, communication in the NEPA process, administrative record guidance, and our summer interns. In addition, we bid farewell to two outstanding NEPA professionals. The articles include: Communication: Making It Work Eric Cohen Retires Jeanie Loving Retires NEPA Administrative Record EPA's New Tool Aids

  11. National FCEV Learning Demonstration: All Composite Data Products |

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    Department of Energy FCEV Learning Demonstration: All Composite Data Products National FCEV Learning Demonstration: All Composite Data Products This presentation from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory includes the composite data products produced in Winter 2011 as part of the National Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Learning Demonstration. 54021.pdf (1.89 MB) More Documents & Publications Controlled Hydrogen Fleet & Infrastructure Analysis

  12. Now Available - Customer Participation in the Smart Grid: Lessons Learned |

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    Department of Energy Available - Customer Participation in the Smart Grid: Lessons Learned Now Available - Customer Participation in the Smart Grid: Lessons Learned October 15, 2014 - 1:18pm Addthis The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released a new report titled "Customer Participation in the Smart Grid: Lessons Learned." The report highlights the experiences of four Recovery Act Smart Grid Investment Grant projects with customer education and outreach

  13. Enterprise Assessments Lessons Learned From Targeted Reviews of

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    Activity-Level Work Planning and Control - March 2016 | Department of Energy Lessons Learned From Targeted Reviews of Activity-Level Work Planning and Control - March 2016 Enterprise Assessments Lessons Learned From Targeted Reviews of Activity-Level Work Planning and Control - March 2016 March 2016 Lessons Learned From Targeted Reviews of Activity-Level Work Planning and Control The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Worker Safety and Health Assessments within the independent Office

  14. Enterprise Assessments, Lessons Learned from the 2014 Emergency Management

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    Reviews - April 2015 | Department of Energy Assessments, Lessons Learned from the 2014 Emergency Management Reviews - April 2015 Enterprise Assessments, Lessons Learned from the 2014 Emergency Management Reviews - April 2015 April 2015 Lessons Learned from the 2014 Emergency Management Reviews The Office of Emergency Management Assessments, within the U.S. Department of Energy's independent Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA), Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments, conducted

  15. Burn to Learn | Y-12 National Security Complex

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    Burn to Learn Burn to Learn The mp4 video format is not supported by this browser. Download video Captions: On Time: 3:06 min. CNS fire protection engineers recently visited Oak Ridge Fire Department to "Burn to Learn." During this event, they were able to burn materials that would be found at Y-12 (e.g,. personal protective equipment, a shredder) and analyze the results. Watch a video about the event here

  16. Customer Participation in the Smart Grid: Lessons Learned (September 2014)

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    | Department of Energy Customer Participation in the Smart Grid: Lessons Learned (September 2014) Customer Participation in the Smart Grid: Lessons Learned (September 2014) Effective customer education and outreach are key ingredients for Smart Grid success. Smart meter and customer system programs involve complicated equipment and often require customers to "climb learning curves" that necessitate extensive communication and education. Utilities must be prepared to dedicate

  17. Federal Agencies Gather to Learn More About Workplace Charging Challenge |

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    Department of Energy Federal Agencies Gather to Learn More About Workplace Charging Challenge Federal Agencies Gather to Learn More About Workplace Charging Challenge Addthis Description Below is the text version for the "Federal Agencies Gather to Learn More About Workplace Charging Challenge" video. The video opens with a shot of cars commuting through Washington, D.C. Nay Chehab - Vehicle Technologies Office 75% of commuters today drive alone when traveling to work, wasting oil

  18. Utility Energy Service Contracts - Lessons Learned | Department of Energy

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    Contracts - Lessons Learned Utility Energy Service Contracts - Lessons Learned Document details the recommended best practices that were generated by a growing group of innovative energy managers in many successful projects. Download the UESCs lessons learned document. (2.3 MB) More Documents & Publications Utility Partnerships Program Overview Utility Energy Services Contracting Overview Utility Energy Service Contract Guide: A Resource for Contracting Officers Working on UESC Projects

  19. Technical Workshop: Annual Merit Review Lessons Learned on Alternative

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    Transportation Refueling Infrastructure | Department of Energy Annual Merit Review Lessons Learned on Alternative Transportation Refueling Infrastructure Technical Workshop: Annual Merit Review Lessons Learned on Alternative Transportation Refueling Infrastructure The Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy connected the Department's policy and research functions in a June 20, 2014 technical workshop: AMR Lessons Learned on

  20. Lessons Learned from the Source Physics Experiment (SPE) Near...

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    Physics Experiment (SPE) Near Field Data and Associated Modeling Efforts Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Lessons Learned from the Source Physics Experiment (SPE) Near ...

  1. Initial Experimental Results of a Machine Learning-Based Temperature...

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    Initial Experimental Results of a Machine Learning-Based Temperature Control System for an RF Gun Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Initial Experimental Results of a...

  2. Machine Learning Techniques Applied to Sensor Data Correction...

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    Given this reliance on sensors, ensuring that sensor data are valid is a crucial problem. Solutions being researched are machine learning techniques, namely: artificial neural ...

  3. NREL-Learning About Renewable Energy Site | Open Energy Information

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    AgencyCompany Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Resource Type: Training materials Website: www.nrel.govlearning References: Learning about...

  4. FEMP Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Federal Agency ESPC...

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

    FEMP Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Federal Agency ESPC Projects Contents 1. ... Use FEMP Price Benchmarking data and consult FEMP's guidance on determining price ...

  5. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2014 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    Welcome to the 79th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue features recent reports from IPCC on climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation options, ...

  6. DOE Issues 85th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report | Department...

    Energy Savers

    The 85th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report features Administration changes in environmental policy to better account for climate change and improve watershed- and landscape-scale ...

  7. Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls –- No. 3

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls -– No. 3, as posted on the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Residential Network website.

  8. Refueling Infrastructure for Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Lessons Learned for Hydrogen

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    On April 2-3, 2008, participants from industry, government agencies, universities, and national laboratories participated in a workshop to review lessons learned from efforts to commercialize...

  9. Webinar: What Can We Learn from Hydrogen Safety Event Databases?

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    Video recording of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office webinar, What Can We Learn from Hydrogen Safety Event Databases, originally presented on September 10, 2013.

  10. Lessons Learned: Measuring Program Outcomes and Using Benchmarks...

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

    Learned presentation More Documents & Publications Better Buildings Residential Network Orientation How Can the Network Meet Your Needs? Optional Residential Program Benchmarking

  11. Lessons Learned by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Activity...

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    May 16, 2013 Presenter: Donna J. Governor, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Topics ... Lessons Learned by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Activity-level Work Planning & ...

  12. IRENA Renewable Energy Learning Partnership (IRELP) | Open Energy...

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    Partnership (IRELP) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: IRENA Renewable Energy Learning Partnership (IRELP) AgencyCompany Organization: International...

  13. Initial Experimental Results of a Machine Learning-Based Temperature...

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    Temperature Control System for an RF Gun Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Initial Experimental Results of a Machine Learning-Based Temperature Control ...

  14. Lessons Learned: Measuring Program Outcomes and Using Benchmarks

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    Lessons Learned: Measuring Program Outcomes and Using Benchmarks, a presentation on August 21, 2013 by Dale Hoffmeyer, U.S. Department of Energy.

  15. Lessons Learned from the Source Physics Experiment (SPE) Near...

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    the Source Physics Experiment (SPE) Near Field Data and Associated Modeling Efforts Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Lessons Learned from the Source Physics Experiment ...

  16. Lessons Learned from Net Zero Energy Assessments and Renewable...

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    and Renewable Energy Projects at Military Installations Lessons Learned from Net Zero Energy Assessments and Renewable Energy Projects at Military Installations Report highlights ...

  17. Green Growth e-Learning | Open Energy Information

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    Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Green Growth e-Learning AgencyCompany Organization: Green Growth Best Practice Initiative (GGBPI) Focus Area: Economic Development, Energy...

  18. Website Collects EM’s D&D Lessons Learned

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM is taking steps to collect lessons learned and best practices in the Cold War cleanup gained through the experience of its workforce.

  19. Fuel Cell Vehicle Learning Demonstration: Spring 2008 Results (Presentation)

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    Wipke, K.; Sprik, S.; Kurtz, J.; Garbak, J.

    2008-04-02

    Presentation prepared for the 2008 National Hydrogen Association Conference that describes the spring 2008 results for DOE's Fuel Cell Vehicle Learning Demonstration.

  20. Panel 1, Hawaii Hydrogen Projects Status & Lessons Learned

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Hawaii Hydrogen Projects Status & Lessons Learned Mitch Ewan Hydrogen Systems Program Manager Hawaii Natural Energy Institute School of Ocean Earth Science and Technology ...

  1. Implementing US Department of Energy lessons learned programs. Volume 1

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1995-08-01

    Purpose of this handbook is provide DOE and DOE contractor organizations with information that can be used to modify existing lessons learned programs or to develop new programs.

  2. A Cognitive Approach to Student-Centered e-Learning

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    Greitzer, Frank L.

    2002-09-30

    Like traditional classroom instruction, distance/electronic learning (e-Learning) derives from largely behaviorist computer-based instruction paradigms that tend to reflect passive training philosophies. Over the past thirty years, more flexible, student-centered classroom teaching methods have been advocated based on the concepts of ''discovery'' learning and ''active'' learning; student-centered approaches are likewise encouraged in the development of e-Learning applications. Nevertheless, many e-Learning applications that employ state-of-the art multimedia technology in which students interact with simulations, animations, video, and sounds still fail to meet their expected training potential. Implementation of multimedia-based training features may give the impression of engaging the student in more active forms of learning, but sophisticated use of multimedia features does not necessarily produce the desired effect. This paper briefly reviews some general guidelines for applying cognitive science principles to development of student-centered e-Learning applications and describes a cognitive approach to e-Learning development that is being undertaken for the US Army.

  3. SLIDESHOW: Learning Valuable Lessons About Energy with Scouts

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    During National Energy Action Month, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts visited the Energy Department to learn about energy and earn merit badges and patches.

  4. Policy Impacts on Deforestation: Lessons Learned from Past Experiences...

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    Impacts on Deforestation: Lessons Learned from Past Experiences to Inform New Initiatives Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Policy Impacts on...

  5. Microsoft Word - Actions to address lessons learned.doc

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

    Actions to address Work Planning and Scheduling System lessons learned Action Executive owner Staff assigned Due date Understand the business environment of vendor references....

  6. NASA Benchmarks Lessons Learned Assessment Plan - Developed By...

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    NASA BENCHMARKS LESSONS LEARNED Assessment Plan Developed By NNSANevada Site Office Facility Representative Division Performance Objective: Management should have an established...

  7. Microsoft Word - Summary of RCA findings and lessons learned...

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

    Work Planning and Scheduling System project Root cause analysis findings and lessons learned Summary BPA stopped the Work Planning and Scheduling System project in February 2012...

  8. Promotion of Wind Energy: Lessons Learned from International...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Wind Energy: Lessons Learned from International Experience and United Nations Development Programme Global Environment Facility (UNDP-GEF) Projects Jump to: navigation, search Tool...

  9. Learn about business networking opportunities at Los Alamos National...

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

    Small business forum April 20 Learn about business networking opportunities at Los Alamos National Laboratory small business forum April 20 in Espaola Small business owners can...

  10. What can we learn from neutrinoless double beta decay experiments...

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    What can we learn from neutrinoless double beta decay experiments? Citation Details ... Country of Publication: United States Language: English Subject: 72 nucleus, semileptonic ...

  11. Laser Incident Lessons Learned and Action List (Technical Report...

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    Laser Incident Lessons Learned and Action List Citation Details In-Document Search Title: ... output into two work areas in which qualified operators conduct research experiments. ...

  12. Laser Incident Lessons Learned and Action List (Technical Report...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Title: Laser Incident Lessons Learned and Action List You are accessing a document from ... output into two work areas in which qualified operators conduct research experiments. ...

  13. Advancing Renewables Lessons Learned in Hawaii

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Advancing Renewables: Lessons Learned in Hawaii (So Far) Presented by: Thomas C. Gorak Hawaii Public Utilities Commission EIA - Renewable electricity: State-level issues and perspectives Where we are... Hawaii Electric Systems - 4 Electric Utilities; 6 Separate Grids; % Renewable 3 Oʻahu Molokaʻi Maui Hawaiʻi Lanaʻi 34% 15% 17% 47% % Renewable Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative System Peak: 78 MW 52.6 MW PV / 7 MW Biomass / 9 MW Hydro (+6.6 MW PV Under Review) Installed PV: 67% of System

  14. Learning Lab Rules | Argonne National Laboratory

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    Contact education@anl.gov Learning Lab Safety Rules "Safety is the engine, you are the key that starts it." - Anonymous Argonne National Laboratory is an exceptional place with very unique facilities, tools, operated by scientists, engineers and many highly trained support staff. Argonne's goal is to push the boundaries of science and discovery. This is not an easy task! You as visitors have a special opportunity to see and to feel the science and scientific activities that occur every

  15. The Fernald Closure Project: Lessons Learned

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    Murphy, Cornelius M.; Carr, Dennis

    2008-01-15

    For nearly 37 years, the U.S. Department of Energy site at Fernald - near Cincinnati, Ohio - produced 230,000 metric tons (250,000 short tons) of high-purity, low-enriched uranium for the U.S. Defense Program, generating more than 5.4 million metric tons (6 million short tons) of liquid and solid waste as it carried out its Cold War mission. The facility was shut down in 1989 and clean up began in 1992, when Fluor won the contract to clean up the site. Cleaning up Fernald and returning it to the people of Ohio was a $4.4 billion mega environmental-remediation project that was completed in October 2006. Project evolved through four phases: - Conducting remedial-investigation studies to determine the extent of damage to the environment and groundwater at, and adjacent to, the production facilities; - Selecting cleanup criteria - final end states that had to be met that protect human health and the environment; - Selecting and implementing the remedial actions to meet the cleanup goals; - Executing the work in a safe, compliant and cost-effective manner. In the early stages of the project, there were strained relationships - in fact total distrust - between the local community and the DOE as a result of aquifer contamination and potential health effects to the workers and local residents. To engage citizens and interested stakeholders groups in the decision-making process, the DOE and Fluor developed a public-participation strategy to open the channels of communication with the various parties: site leadership, technical staff and regulators. This approach proved invaluable to the success of the project, which has become a model for future environmental remediation projects. This paper will summarize the history and shares lessons learned: the completion of the uranium-production mission to the implementation of the Records of Decision defining the cleanup standards and the remedies achieved. Lessons learned fall into ten categories: - Regulatory approach with end

  16. Deep Energy Retrofit Case Studies: Lessons Learned

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

    Deep Energy Retrofit Case Studies: Lessons Learned. Alea German Alliance for Residential Building Innovation June 25, 2014 Davis Energy Group | June 25, 2014 ‹#› Agenda * Background / motivation * Results from 3 CA retrofits - Sonoma Passive House Retrofit - Stockton Hot Dry Retrofit - Sunnyvale Marine Deep Retrofit Davis Energy Group | June 25, 2014 ‹#› Background * >60 million homes in the U.S. over 30 yrs old * Huge potential - Energy savings ‹#› Davis Energy Group | June 25,

  17. LESSONS LEARNED FROM A RECENT LASER ACCIDENT

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    Woods, Michael; /SLAC

    2011-01-26

    A graduate student received a laser eye injury from a femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser beam while adjusting a polarizing beam splitter optic. The direct causes for the accident included failure to follow safe alignment practices and failure to wear the required laser eyewear protection. Underlying root causes included inadequate on-the-job training and supervision, inadequate adherence to requirements, and inadequate appreciation for dimly visible beams outside the range of 400-700nm. This paper describes how the accident occurred, discusses causes and lessons learned, and describes corrective actions being taken.

  18. Neutron Radiography Reactor Reactivity -- Focused Lessons Learned

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    Eric Woolstenhulme; Randal Damiana; Kenneth Schreck; Ann Marie Phillips; Dana Hewit

    2010-11-01

    As part of the Global Threat Reduction Initiative, the Neutron Radiography Reactor (NRAD) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) was converted from using highly enriched uranium (HEU) to low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel. After the conversion, NRAD resumed operations and is meeting operational requirements. Radiography image quality and the number of images that can be produced in a given time frame match pre-conversion capabilities. However, following the conversion, NRADs excess reactivity with the LEU fuel was less than it had been with the HEU fuel. Although some differences between model predictions and actual performance are to be expected, the lack of flexibility in NRADs safety documentation prevented adjusting the reactivity by adding more fuel, until the safety documentation could be modified. To aid future reactor conversions, a reactivity-focused Lessons Learned meeting was held. This report summarizes the findings of the lessons learned meeting and addresses specific questions posed by DOE regarding NRADs conversion and reactivity.

  19. EV Everywhere Framing Workshop - Report Out & Lessons Learned | Department

    Energy Savers

    of Energy - Report Out & Lessons Learned EV Everywhere Framing Workshop - Report Out & Lessons Learned Presentation given at the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge : Electric Drive (Power Electronics and Electric Machines) Workshop on July 24, 2012 held at the Doubletree O'Hare, Chicago, IL. 2_davis_ed.pdf (589.87 KB) More Documents & Publications EV Everywhere Framing Workshop

  20. Guide to good practices for developing learning objectives. DOE Handbook

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1992-07-01

    This guide to good practices provides information and guidance on the types of and development of learning objectives in a systematic approach to training program. This document can serve as a reference during the development of new learning objectives or refinement of existing ones.

  1. New Report: Early Lessons Learned in Bringing SSL to Market

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new report that documents early challenges and lessons learned in the development of the SSL market. Entitled "Solid-State Lighting: Early Lessons Learned on the Way to Market," it summarizes ear

  2. Considerations for implementing an organizational lessons learned process.

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    Fosshage, Erik

    2013-05-01

    This report examines the lessons learned process by a review of the literature in a variety of disciplines, and is intended as a guidepost for organizations that are considering the implementation of their own closed-loop learning process. Lessons learned definitions are provided within the broader context of knowledge management and the framework of a learning organization. Shortcomings of existing practices are summarized in an attempt to identify common pitfalls that can be avoided by organizations with fledgling experiences of their own. Lessons learned are then examined through a dual construct of both process and mechanism, with emphasis on integrating into organizational processes and promoting lesson reuse through data attributes that contribute toward changed behaviors. The report concludes with recommended steps for follow-on efforts.

  3. Lessons learned during Type A Packaging testing

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    O`Brien, J.H.; Kelly, D.L.

    1995-11-01

    For the past 6 years, the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Facility Safety Analysis (EH-32) has contracted Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC) to conduct compliance testing on DOE Type A packagings. The packagings are tested for compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Specification 7A, general packaging, Type A requirements. The DOE has shared the Type A packaging information throughout the nuclear materials transportation community. During testing, there have been recurring areas of packaging design that resulted in testing delays and/or initial failure. The lessons learned during the testing are considered a valuable resource. DOE requested that WHC share this resource. By sharing what is and can be encountered during packaging testing, individuals will hopefully avoid past mistakes.

  4. Structure Learning in Power Distribution Networks

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    Deka, Deepjyoti; Chertkov, Michael; Backhaus, Scott N.

    2015-01-13

    Traditionally power distribution networks are either not observable or only partially observable. This complicates development and implementation of new smart grid technologies, such as these related to demand response, outage detection and management, and improved load-monitoring. Here, inspired by proliferation of the metering technology, we discuss statistical estimation problems in structurally loopy but operationally radial distribution grids consisting in learning operational layout of the network from measurements, e.g. voltage data, which are either already available or can be made available with a relatively minor investment. Our newly suggested algorithms apply to a wide range of realistic scenarios. The algorithms are also computationally efficient – polynomial in time – which is proven theoretically and illustrated computationally on a number of test cases. The technique developed can be applied to detect line failures in real time as well as to understand the scope of possible adversarial attacks on the grid.

  5. Lessons learned from the 1994 Northridge Earthquake

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    Eli, M.W.; Sommer, S.C.

    1995-04-01

    Southern California has a history of major earthquakes and also has one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. The 1994 Northridge Earthquake challenged the industrial facilities and lifetime infrastructure in the northern Los Angeles (LA) area. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) sent a team of engineers to conduct an earthquake damage investigation in the Northridge area, on a project funded jointly by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) and the United States Department of Energy (USDOE). Many of the structures, systems, and components (SSCs) and lifelines that suffered damage are similar to those found in nuclear power plants and in USDOE facilities. Lessons learned from these experiences can have some applicability at commercial nuclear power plants.

  6. E-Labs - Learning with Authentic Data

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    Bardeen, Marjorie G.; Wayne, Mitchell

    2016-01-01

    the success teachers have had providing an opportunity for students to: • Organize and conduct authentic research. • Experience the environment of scientific collaborations. • Possibly make real contributions to a burgeoning scientific field. We've created projects that are problem-based, student driven and technology dependent. Students reach beyond classroom walls to explore data with other students and experts and share results, publishing original work to a worldwide audience. Students can discover and extend the research of other students, modeling the processes of modern, large-scale research projects. From start to finish e-Labs are student-led, teacher-guided projects. Students need only a Web browser to access computing techniques employed by professional researchers. A Project Map with milestones allows students to set the research plan rather than follow a step-by-step process common in other online projects. Most importantly, e-Labs build the learning experience around the students' own questions and let them use the very tools that scientists use. Students contribute to and access shared data, most derived from professional research databases. They use common analysis tools, store their work and use metadata to discover, replicate and confirm the research of others. This is where real scientific collaboration begins. Using online tools, students correspond with other research groups, post comments and questions, prepare summary reports, and in general participate in the part of scientific research that is often left out of classroom experiments. Teaching tools such as student and teacher logbooks, pre- and post-tests and an assessment rubric aligned with learner outcomes help teachers guide student work. Constraints on interface designs and administrative tools such as registration databases give teachers the "one-stop-shopping" they seek for multiple e-Labs. Teaching and administrative tools also allow us to track usage and assess the impact on

  7. Public participation in and learning through SEA in Kenya

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    Walker, Heidi; Sinclair, A. John; Spaling, Harry

    2014-02-15

    Meaningful public engagement is a challenging, but promising, feature of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) due to its potential for integrating sustainability principles into policies, plans and programs in developing countries such as Kenya. This research examined two selected SEA case studies to identify the extent of participation, learning outcomes attributable to participation, and if any learning outcomes led to social action for sustainability at the community level. Strengths across the two cases were the inclusion of marginalized populations and consideration of socio-economic concerns. Consistent weaknesses included inadequate notice, document inaccessibility, lack of feedback and communication, and late analysis of alternatives. Despite some learning conditions being unfulfilled, examples of instrumental, communicative, and transformative learning were identified through a focus group and semi-structured interviews with community participants and public officials. Some of these learning outcomes led to individual and social actions that contribute to sustainability. -- Highlights: • The strengths and weaknesses of Kenyan SEA public participation processes were identified. • Multiple deficiencies in the SEA process likely frustrate meaningful public engagement. • Participant learning was observed despite process weaknesses. • Participant learning can lead to action for sustainability at the community level.

  8. National Synchrotron Light Source II Project Lessons Learned

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

    Synchrotron Light Source II Project Lessons Learned August 2015 Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton, New York 11973 NSLS-I Project Lessons Learned August 2015 BROOIÍHßUE]I 1 NÂTIONAL LABORATOR' NSLS-II Project Lessons Learned August 2015 Table of Contents 1. INTRODUCTION.... 2. OVERALL PROJECT 2.1 Success Lessons 2.2 Areas of Potential Improvements.. 3. PROJECT MANAGEMENT .............. 3.1 Success Lessons 3.2 Potential Improvements 4. HUMAN RESOURCES......,.... 4.1 Success Lessons 4.2

  9. Seminole Tribe of Florida Native Learning Center Indian Housing Training Conference

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    To register for the conference and see a preliminary agenda, visit the Native Learning Center website.

  10. Lessons Learned and Best Practices in Savannah River Site Saltstone and Tank Farm Performance Assessments

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Lessons Learned and Best Practices in Savannah River Site Saltstone and Tank Farm Performance Assessments

  11. U.S. Department of Energy National Training Center Receives eLearning Award

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

    | Department of Energy U.S. Department of Energy National Training Center Receives eLearning Award U.S. Department of Energy National Training Center Receives eLearning Award February 9, 2015 - 10:53am Addthis U.S. Department of Energy National Training Center (NTC) won a prestigious eLearning award at the recent eLearning Guild DevLearn 2014 Conference and Expo, the leading training and learning event in North America focused on learning technologies. U.S. Department of Energy National

  12. EFFECT e-learning courses | Open Energy Information

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    tools User Interface: Spreadsheet Website: www.esmap.orgesmapEFFECT Cost: Free Language: English References: EFFECT e-learning courses1 The EFFECT Model is an Excel-based,...

  13. Peer Exchange Calls Inspire New Lessons Learned Greatest Hits

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    A new “Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls” resource summarizes top takeaways shared by Better Buildings Residential Network members, from tips to collaborating with utilities to cost-effective...

  14. Participants in Quarterly Public Forum Learn Latest News on Doing...

    Energy Savers

    Doing Business with EM Participants in Quarterly Public Forum Learn Latest News on Doing Business with EM December 29, 2015 - 12:40pm Addthis EM Acquisition and Project Management...

  15. Lessons Learned from Practical Field Experience with High Pressure...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Horne of the Clean Vehicle Energy Foundation at the CNG and Hydrogen Lessons Learned Workshop on December 10, 2009 cngh2workshop7horne.pdf (4.54 MB) More Documents & ...

  16. New Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Call "Greatest Hits" Out Now

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The latest in a series of Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Call “greatest hits” summarizes top marketing and outreach takeaways from Better Buildings Residential Network members during spring 2015...

  17. NERSC, Berkeley Lab Explore Frontiers of Deep Learning for Science

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

    Image: Kris Bouchard Deep learning is not a new concept in academic circles or behind the scenes at "Big Data" companies like Google and Facebook, where algorithms for automated ...

  18. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2001 | Department of Energy

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

    June 2001 Welcome to the 27th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. Articles included in this issue: DOE Issues Supplement to Yucca Mountain Draft EIS Los...

  19. Workplace Lessons Learned through the Nation's Largest PEV Charging...

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

    gov Workplace Lessons Learned through the Nation's Largest PEV Charging Projects DOE Workplace Charging Challenge Summit Alexandria, VA John Smart 11-18-2014 INLMIS-14-33698 Idaho ...

  20. Applying machine learning techniques to DNA sequence analysis

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    Shavlik, J.W.

    1992-01-01

    We are developing a machine learning system that modifies existing knowledge about specific types of biological sequences. It does this by considering sample members and nonmembers of the sequence motif being learned. Using this information (which we call a domain theory''), our learning algorithm produces a more accurate representation of the knowledge needed to categorize future sequences. Specifically, the KBANN algorithm maps inference rules, such as consensus sequences, into a neural (connectionist) network. Neural network training techniques then use the training examples of refine these inference rules. We have been applying this approach to several problems in DNA sequence analysis and have also been extending the capabilities of our learning system along several dimensions.

  1. Machine Learning for Improved Patient Outcomes | Argonne Leadership...

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

    Machine Learning for Improved Patient Outcomes Event Sponsor: Mathematics and Computer Science Division Seminar Start Date: Jul 25 2016 - 10:30am BuildingRoom: Building 240Room ...

  2. A Machine Learning System for Recognizing Subclasses (Demo)

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    Vatsavai, Raju

    2012-01-01

    Thematic information extraction from remote sensing images is a complex task. In this demonstration, we present *Miner machine learning system. In particular, we demonstrate an advanced subclass recognition algorithm that is specifically designed to extract finer classes from aggregate classes.

  3. Dynamic Modeling of Learning in Emerging Energy Industries: The...

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

    example, endogenous learning is a component in studies focusing on ethanol production in Brazil (Van den Wall Bake et al., 2009) and the United States (Chen and Khanna, 2012; Chum...

  4. 54th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2008

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Welcome to the 54th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. As noted in articles on recently issued DOE EISs (Complex Transformation, Yucca Mountain Repository and Railroad, and...

  5. Next Steps for the FCEV Learning Demonstration Project (Presentation)

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    Wipke, K.; Sprik, S.; Kurtz, J.; Ramsden, T.; Ainscough, C.; Saur, G.

    2011-02-01

    This presentation summarizes project goals; vehicle and H2 station deployment status, critical performance compared to targets; highlights of latest vehicle and infrastructure analysis results and progress; learning demo next steps; highlights of partner activities and summary.

  6. Final Results from U.S. FCEV Learning Demonstration (Presentation)

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    Wipke, K.; Sprik, S.; Kurtz, J.; Ramsden, T.; Ainscough, C.; Saur, G.

    2012-05-01

    This presentation discusses the objectives of the U.S. DOE Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Learning Demonstration Project, describes NREL's technology validation approach, and summarizes key technical results from the project.

  7. National FCEV Learning Demonstration: Spring 2011 Composite Data Products

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    Wipke, K.; Sprik, S.; Kurtz, J.; Ramsden, T.

    2011-04-01

    This presentation from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory includes the composite data products produced in Spring 2011 as part of the National Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Learning Demonstration.

  8. Jefferson Lab Website Offers Help For Virginia Standards of Learning...

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

    "The most frequently accessed pages on the website include the Virginia Standards of Learning Science, Math and Technology Practice Tests and our 'Who Wants to Win 1,000,000 Math ...

  9. Fuel Cells Today: Early Market Applications and Learning Demonstrations

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2015-09-09

    This MP3 provides an overview of early market fuel cell applications including today's commercially available fuel cells and "learning demonstrations" to validate fuel cell technology in real world conditions.

  10. Learning About the Equal Employment Opportunity- Title VII- Complaint Process

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Learn about what is unlawful under Title VII, the legislation behind it, the steps before filing a complaint (mediation), how an individual files an official Title VII complaint, the acceptance or...

  11. Outsmarting neural networks: an alternative paradigm for machine learning

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    Protopopescu, V.; Rao, N.S.V.

    1996-10-01

    We address three problems in machine learning, namely: (i) function learning, (ii) regression estimation, and (iii) sensor fusion, in the Probably and Approximately Correct (PAC) framework. We show that, under certain conditions, one can reduce the three problems above to the regression estimation. The latter is usually tackled with artificial neural networks (ANNs) that satisfy the PAC criteria, but have high computational complexity. We propose several computationally efficient PAC alternatives to ANNs to solve the regression estimation. Thereby we also provide efficient PAC solutions to the function learning and sensor fusion problems. The approach is based on cross-fertilizing concepts and methods from statistical estimation, nonlinear algorithms, and the theory of computational complexity, and is designed as part of a new, coherent paradigm for machine learning.

  12. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2011 | Department of Energy

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    Welcome to the 67th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue showcases BPA's mitigation and monitoring activities and best practices of DOE Program and...

  13. Continuous Learning Points: Earn CLPs! | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    2014 CLP Form - Attendees at the PM Workshop can earn Continuing Learning Points (CLPs) for both days in addition to earning CLPs for the optional half-day training sessions on...

  14. EECBG Success Story: Learning is Now Much 'Cooler' for Maryland...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    57 percent more energy efficient than the previous roof. | U.S. Department of Energy Learning is Now Much 'Cooler' for Maryland School Students New 26 kW solar energy system to be...

  15. From MOOC to MIIC: Can Effective Learning Be Big? | Princeton...

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    9:30am to 11:00am Science On Saturday MBG Auditorium From MOOC to MIIC: Can Effective Learning Be Big? Mung Chiang, Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering...

  16. National FCEV Learning Demonstration: Winter 2011 Composite Data Products

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    Wipke, K.; Sprik, S.; Kurtz, J.; Ramsden, T.; Ainscough, C.; Saur, G.

    2012-01-01

    This presentation from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory includes the composite data products produced in Winter 2011 as part of the National Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Learning Demonstration.

  17. DOE Issues 86th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report

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    The 86th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report highlights practices to improve NEPA implementation for environmental justice and public access to references; these practices remind us of NEPA’s emphasis...

  18. Jefferson Lab engages students in program designed to SPARK learning |

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    Jefferson Lab engages students in program designed to SPARK learning Jefferson Lab Science Education staff participated again this year in the Newport News Public School Summer Program for Arts, Recreation and Knowledge, or SPARK. JLab staff conducted a series of hands-on activities and design challenges with a different classroom of students each week and on Thursdays invited the students to the lab for a field trip. Jefferson Lab engages students in program designed to SPARK learning While

  19. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2016 | Department of Energy

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    June 2016 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2016 This issue highlights recent developments concerning ecosystem services (the benefits that flow from nature to people) and the value of protecting and preserving pollinators. In addition, this issue features lessons learned at the 2016 National Association of Environmental Professionals conference and the National Environmental Justice Conference. The articles include: The Value of Ecosystem Services in NEPA Reviews Considering Pollinator

  20. Lessons Learned from Practical Field Experience with High Pressure Gaseous

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    Fuels | Department of Energy Practical Field Experience with High Pressure Gaseous Fuels Lessons Learned from Practical Field Experience with High Pressure Gaseous Fuels Presentation given by Douglas Horne of the Clean Vehicle Energy Foundation at the CNG and Hydrogen Lessons Learned Workshop on December 10, 2009 cng_h2_workshop_7_horne.pdf (4.54 MB) More Documents & Publications High Pressure Fuel Storage Cylinders Periodic Inspection and End of Life Issues Workshop Notes from

  1. Lessons Learned: Devolping Thermochemical Cycles for Solar Heat Storage

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    Applications | Department of Energy Lessons Learned: Devolping Thermochemical Cycles for Solar Heat Storage Applications Lessons Learned: Devolping Thermochemical Cycles for Solar Heat Storage Applications This presentation summarizes the introduction given by Bunsen Wong during the Thermochemical Energy Storage Workshop on January 8, 2013. tces_workshop_2013_wong.pdf (1.61 MB) More Documents & Publications Thermochemical Energy Storage CX-100323 Categorical Exclusion Determination

  2. Real Time Learning Temperature Control for Increased Throughput in LED

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    Manufacturing | Department of Energy Time Learning Temperature Control for Increased Throughput in LED Manufacturing Real Time Learning Temperature Control for Increased Throughput in LED Manufacturing Lead Performer: SC Solutions Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA DOE Total Funding: $150,000 Project Term: February 22, 2016 - November 21, 2016 Funding Type: SBIR PROJECT OBJECTIVE This project proposes to develop an innovative temperature control technology for use in metal-organic chemical vapor

  3. Business Leaders Learn About Paducah Deactivation Project | Department of

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    Energy Business Leaders Learn About Paducah Deactivation Project Business Leaders Learn About Paducah Deactivation Project April 29, 2015 - 12:00pm Addthis Scott Germain, Fluor Federal Services’ Paducah Deactivation Project support and integration manager, illustrates the magnitude of the display cell in one of the process facilities. Scott Germain, Fluor Federal Services' Paducah Deactivation Project support and integration manager, illustrates the magnitude of the display cell in one

  4. Paducah Site Interns Learn About EM Opportunities | Department of Energy

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    Interns Learn About EM Opportunities Paducah Site Interns Learn About EM Opportunities August 28, 2014 - 12:00pm Addthis LATA Kentucky groundwater cleanup site superintendent Donnie Bell, far right, describes the project to (from left) Steve Christmas of LATA Kentucky and interns Weston Loyd, Matthew Jehnke, and Wesley Morgan. LATA Kentucky groundwater cleanup site superintendent Donnie Bell, far right, describes the project to (from left) Steve Christmas of LATA Kentucky and interns Weston

  5. Enterprise Assessments Lessons Learned from the 2015 Emergency Management

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    Assessments - May 2016 | Department of Energy the 2015 Emergency Management Assessments - May 2016 Enterprise Assessments Lessons Learned from the 2015 Emergency Management Assessments - May 2016 June 2016 Lessons Learned from the 2015 Emergency Management Assessments The Office of Emergency Management Assessments, within the Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA), evaluates specific areas of interest at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. EA based this report on an overview of the

  6. Lessons Learned | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)

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    Lessons Learned Project Assessment (OPA) OPA Home About Project Management Processes and Procedures Cost & Contingency EDIA Escalation Rates Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Certifications Awards Lessons Learned Tools & Resources SC Projects Other Links SC Federal Project Directors (FPD) and FPD Resources Contact Information Project Assessment U.S. Department of Energy SC-28/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-4840 F: (301) 903-8520 E:

  7. Fuel Cell Product Certification/Listing Lessons Learned | Department of

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    Energy Product Certification/Listing Lessons Learned Fuel Cell Product Certification/Listing Lessons Learned Slides from the U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Component and System Qualification Workshop held November 4, 2010 in Livermore, CA. csqw_radley.pdf (832.63 KB) More Documents & Publications Component and System Qualification Workshop Proceedings The Fuel Cell Mobile Light Project - A DOE Market Transformation Activity CSA International Certification Discussion Hydrogen

  8. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2013 | Department of Energy

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    3 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2013 Welcome to the 77th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue reminds us that, through teamwork and dedication by DOE's NEPA community, we can produce high quality documents that enhance the Department's decisionmaking and help protect the environment. Articles in this issue include: Was Your NEPA Process Just One More Hurdle, or Did It Make a Difference? Bonneville Participates in Regional Infrastructure Team EPA EIS

  9. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2014 | Department of Energy

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    4 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2014 Welcome to the 81st quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue features tools to help NEPA practitioners perform NEPA reviews. The articles include: What Didn't Work - And Making It Work Next Time: Scoping Process NEPA Thoughts from the Deputy GC MapWarper Expands NEPAnode's Toolbox IPCC's Fifth Climate Change Assessment Report Transitions Give NEPAnode a Try Environmental Questionnaire Sustainability Rating System EAs

  10. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2012 | Department of Energy

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    2 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2012 The need for timely preparation of quality EISs has not lessened since DOE initiated the NEPA Lessons Learned program in 1994. This issue provides advice on developing and maintaining EIS schedules from some of the Department's most experienced NEPA practitioners and highlights guidance and GIS tools that can help DOE prepare NEPA documents more efficiently. Articles in this issue include: How to Manage an EIS Schedule Successfully EPA Electronic

  11. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2012 | Department of Energy

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    2 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2012 This issue features successful practices from recent NEPA reviews and current Council on Environmental Quality initiatives promoting efficient NEPA compliance. Articles in this issue include: Keys to Managing an Expanded NEPA Workload Recent NEPA Reviews Ilustrate Lessons Learned NEPA Order Revision Incorporates Public Review of EAs Bureau of Reclamation Updates NEPA Handbook CEQ Expands NEPA Modernization Activities CEQ Draft Guidance Promotes

  12. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2006 | Department of Energy

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    6 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2006 Welcome to the 48th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. We remember Lynton Caldwell, who promoted a vision of productive harmony - a balance of the interests of the environment and human society. The NEPA process remains a useful tool for pursuing that vision by integrating environmental analysis into the decisionmaking process. With this issue, we have completed 12 years of LLQR, with an emphasis on continuous improvement.

  13. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2014 | Department of Energy

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    4 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2014 Carousel Pictures - LANL Mitigation - Proposed Final .jpg Welcome to the 80th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue features the Los Alamos Field Office's use of a comprehensive mitigation action plan to monitor and manage commitments to mitigation measures. Articles in this issue include: Making the Most of Mitigation CEQ Draft Programmatic NEPA Review Guidance 2014 Stakeholders Directory CEQ Affirms Need To

  14. Lessons Learned by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Activity-level

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    Work Planning & Control | Department of Energy Lessons Learned by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Activity-level Work Planning & Control Lessons Learned by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Activity-level Work Planning & Control May 16, 2013 Presenter: Donna J. Governor, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Topics Covered: Work Control Review Board (WCRB) Functional Area Manager identified at the Institution level reporting directly to the Deputy Laboratory Director

  15. Lessons Learned from Net Zero Energy Assessments and Renewable Energy

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    Projects at Military Installations | Department of Energy Lessons Learned from Net Zero Energy Assessments and Renewable Energy Projects at Military Installations Lessons Learned from Net Zero Energy Assessments and Renewable Energy Projects at Military Installations Report highlights the increase in resources, project speed, and scale required to achieve the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) energy efficiency and renewable energy goals. It also summarizes the net zero energy installation

  16. Implementing a lessons learned process at Sandia National Laboratories

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    Fosshage, Erik D.; Drewien, Celeste A.; Eras, Kenneth; Hartwig, Ronald Craig; Post, Debra S.; Stoecker, Nora Kathleen

    2016-01-01

    The Lessons Learned Process Improvement Team was tasked to gain an understanding of the existing lessons learned environment within the major programs at Sandia National Laboratories, identify opportunities for improvement in that environment as compared to desired attributes, propose alternative implementations to address existing inefficiencies, perform qualitative evaluations of alternative implementations, and recommend one or more near-term activities for prototyping and/or implementation. This report documents the work and findings of the team.

  17. Renewables Portfolio Standards: What Are We Learning? | Department of

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    Energy Renewables Portfolio Standards: What Are We Learning? Renewables Portfolio Standards: What Are We Learning? Renewables Portfolio Standards: 13 states have enacted RPS policies, which obligate suppliers to deliver a certain amount of renewable energy. Renewable Energy Funds: 15 states have set-aside funds to financially support renewable energy sources. Green Power Markets: Utility green pricing programs, competitive green power markets, and REC marketers have all emerged. Tax

  18. Alternative Fuels Lessons Learned Workshop | Department of Energy

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    Fuels Lessons Learned Workshop Alternative Fuels Lessons Learned Workshop Presentation by NREL's Margo Melendez at the 2010 - 2025 Scenario Analysis for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles and Infrastructure Meeting on August 9 - 10, 2006 in Washington, D.C. melendez_alt_fuels_lessons.pdf (236.99 KB) More Documents & Publications Geographically Based Hydrogen Demand and Infrastructure Analysis SANBAG Natural Gas Truck Project Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Clean Cities "Tiger

  19. Stakeholder Mapping: Learn How to Identify Leaders, Target Audiences, and

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    Gaps in Your Outreach | Department of Energy Stakeholder Mapping: Learn How to Identify Leaders, Target Audiences, and Gaps in Your Outreach Stakeholder Mapping: Learn How to Identify Leaders, Target Audiences, and Gaps in Your Outreach Better Buildings Residential Network Peer Exchange Call Series: Stakeholder Mapping, June 26, 2014, call slides and discussion summary. Call Slides and Discussion Summary (996.03 KB) More Documents & Publications Voluntary Initiative: Partnerships Toolkit

  20. Promoting system-level learning from project-level lessons

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    Jong, Amos A. de; Runhaar, Hens A.C.; Runhaar, Piety R.; Kolhoff, Arend J.; Driessen, Peter P.J.

    2012-02-15

    A growing number of low and middle income nations (LMCs) have adopted some sort of system for environmental impact assessment (EIA). However, generally many of these EIA systems are characterised by a low performance in terms of timely information dissemination, monitoring and enforcement after licencing. Donor actors (such as the World Bank) have attempted to contribute to a higher performance of EIA systems in LMCs by intervening at two levels: the project level (e.g. by providing scoping advice or EIS quality review) and the system level (e.g. by advising on EIA legislation or by capacity building). The aims of these interventions are environmental protection in concrete cases and enforcing the institutionalisation of environmental protection, respectively. Learning by actors involved is an important condition for realising these aims. A relatively underexplored form of learning concerns learning at EIA system-level via project level donor interventions. This 'indirect' learning potentially results in system changes that better fit the specific context(s) and hence contribute to higher performances. Our exploratory research in Ghana and the Maldives shows that thus far, 'indirect' learning only occurs incidentally and that donors play a modest role in promoting it. Barriers to indirect learning are related to the institutional context rather than to individual characteristics. Moreover, 'indirect' learning seems to flourish best in large projects where donors achieved a position of influence that they can use to evoke reflection upon system malfunctions. In order to enhance learning at all levels donors should thereby present the outcomes of the intervention elaborately (i.e. discuss the outcomes with a large audience), include practical suggestions about post-EIS activities such as monitoring procedures and enforcement options and stimulate the use of their advisory reports to generate organisational memory and ensure a better information dissemination.

  1. Finding new perovskite halides via machine learning (Journal Article) | DOE

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    PAGES Finding new perovskite halides via machine learning Title: Finding new perovskite halides via machine learning Advanced materials with improved properties have the potential to fuel future technological advancements. However, identification and discovery of these optimal materials for a specific application is a non-trivial task, because of the vastness of the chemical search space with enormous compositional and configurational degrees of freedom. Materials informatics provides an

  2. Machine learning accelerates the discovery of new materials

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    Machine learning accelerates the discovery of new materials Machine learning accelerates the discovery of new materials Researchers recently demonstrated how an informatics-based adaptive design strategy, tightly coupled to experiments, can accelerate the discovery of new materials with targeted properties. May 9, 2016 Adaptive design framework. Adaptive design framework. Contact Nancy Ambrosiano Communications Office (505) 667-0471 Email "What we've done is show that, starting with a

  3. System Design - Lessons Learned, Generic Concepts, Characteristics &

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    Impacts | Department of Energy System Design - Lessons Learned, Generic Concepts, Characteristics & Impacts System Design - Lessons Learned, Generic Concepts, Characteristics & Impacts Presented at the DOE-DOD Shipboard APU Workshop on March 29, 2011. apu2011_11_hoffman.pdf (1.75 MB) More Documents & Publications Fuel Cell 101 DOE-DOD Shipboard APU Workshop Agenda Manufacturing Fuel Cell Manhattan Project

  4. Finding new perovskite halides via machine learning (Journal Article) |

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    SciTech Connect Finding new perovskite halides via machine learning Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Finding new perovskite halides via machine learning Advanced materials with improved properties have the potential to fuel future technological advancements. However, identification and discovery of these optimal materials for a specific application is a non-trivial task, because of the vastness of the chemical search space with enormous compositional and configurational degrees of

  5. Machine learning strategy for accelerated design of polymer dielectrics

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    (Journal Article) | DOE PAGES Machine learning strategy for accelerated design of polymer dielectrics Title: Machine learning strategy for accelerated design of polymer dielectrics The ability to efficiently design new and advanced dielectric polymers is hampered by the lack of sufficient, reliable data on wide polymer chemical spaces, and the difficulty of generating such data given time and computational/experimental constraints. Here, we address the issue of accelerating polymer

  6. Perspective: Codesign for materials science: An optimal learning approach

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    (Journal Article) | DOE PAGES Published Article: Perspective: Codesign for materials science: An optimal learning approach Title: Perspective: Codesign for materials science: An optimal learning approach Authors: Lookman, Turab [1] ; Alexander, Francis J. [1] ; Bishop, Alan R. [1] + Show Author Affiliations Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545, USA Publication Date: 2016-04-07 OSTI Identifier: 1246183 Type: Published Article Journal Name: APL Materials Additional

  7. Physics-based statistical learning approach to mesoscopic model selection

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    (Journal Article) | DOE PAGES Publisher's Accepted Manuscript: Physics-based statistical learning approach to mesoscopic model selection Title: Physics-based statistical learning approach to mesoscopic model selection Authors: Taverniers, Søren ; Haut, Terry S. ; Barros, Kipton ; Alexander, Francis J. ; Lookman, Turab Publication Date: 2015-11-09 OSTI Identifier: 1225546 Grant/Contract Number: AC52-06NA25396; 20140013DR Type: Publisher's Accepted Manuscript Journal Name: Physical Review E

  8. Refueling Infrastructure for Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Lessons Learned for Hydrogen

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    Lessons Learned for Hydrogen Dean Fry, BP April 3, 2008 This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information 2 UNITED STATES Department of Energy Infrastructure Lessons Learned Fueling Station Location and Customer Selection Coordination between the OEM and Hydrogen Station Developer is crucial for optimal selection of sites / customers ISSUE Suboptimal site selection has resulted in low station utilization SOLUTIONS Clear understanding /

  9. System Design - Lessons Learned, Generic Concepts, Characteristics & Impacts

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    SYSTEM DESIGN Lessons Learned Generic Concepts Characteristics & Impacts Characteristics & Impacts Don Hoffman Don Hoffman Ship Systems & Engineering Research Division March 2011 Distribution Statement A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Ship Service Fuel Cell Program Lessons Learned Distribution Statement A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. 2 625 Molten Carbonate Ship Service Fuel Cell (NATO F76/JP5 Logistics Fuel) Ship Service Fuel Cell

  10. Applications Now Open: Learn About the Visiting Faculty Program |

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    Department of Energy Applications Now Open: Learn About the Visiting Faculty Program Applications Now Open: Learn About the Visiting Faculty Program December 4, 2012 - 2:00pm Addthis Applications are now open for the Office of Science's Visiting Faculty Program. Applications are now open for the Office of Science's Visiting Faculty Program. Applications are being accepted now through January 10, 2013, for the Visiting Faculty Program, which hosts university and college faculty members at

  11. Hanford Site Shares Lessons Learned in Retrieving Highly Radioactive

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    Material | Department of Energy Shares Lessons Learned in Retrieving Highly Radioactive Material Hanford Site Shares Lessons Learned in Retrieving Highly Radioactive Material January 29, 2014 - 12:00pm Addthis A team from the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management observes equipment that will be used to retrieve highly radioactive sludge at the Hanford site. This pump was modified to fit the underwater environment where the sludge is stored. A team from the Oak Ridge Office of

  12. Data Science and Optimal Learning for Material Discovery and Design

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    Data Science & Optimal Learning for Material Discovery & Design Data Science and Optimal Learning for Material Discovery and Design WHEN: May 16, 2016 8:00 AM - May 18, 2016 5:00 PM WHERE: Hilton Santa Fe CONTACT: Karla Jackson (505) 667-5336 CATEGORY: Community Science TYPE: Conference INTERNAL: Calendar Login Event Description Accelerating materials discovery has been an emerging theme in several Office of Science and other government reports and proposal calls. It also has been the

  13. Lessons Learned in Risk Management on NCSX

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    Neilson, G. H.; Gruber, C. O.; Harris, J. H.; Rej, D. J.; Simmons, R. T.; Strykowsky, R. L.

    2009-07-21

    The National Compact Stellarator Experiment (NCSX) was designed to test physics principles of an innovative stellarator design developed by the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Construction of some of the major components and sub-assemblies was completed, but the estimated cost and schedule for completing the project grew as the technical requirements and risks became better understood, leading to its cancellation in 2008. The project's risks stemmed from its technical challenges, primarily the complex component geometries and tight tolerances that were required. The initial baseline, established in 2004, was supported by a risk management plan and risk-based contingencies, both of which proved to be inadequate. Technical successes were achieved in the construction of challenging components and subassemblies, but cost and schedule growth was experienced. As part of an effort to improve project performance, a new risk management program was devised and implemented in 2007-08. It led to a better understanding of project risks, a sounder basis for contingency estimates, and improved management tools. Although the risks ultimately were unacceptable to the sponsor, valuable lessons in risk management were learned through the experiences with the NCSX project.

  14. Lessons Learned in Risk Management on NCSX

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    G.H. Neilson, C.O. Gruber, J.H. Harris, D.J. Rej, R.T. Simmons, and R.L. Strykowsky

    2009-02-11

    The National Compact Stellarator Experiment (NCSX) was designed to test physics principles of an innovative stellarator design developed by the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Construction of some of the major components and sub-assemblies was completed, but the estimated cost and schedule for completing the project grew as the technical requirements and risks became better understood, leading to its cancellation in 2008. The project's risks stemmed from its technical challenges, primarily the complex component geometries and tight tolerances that were required. The initial baseline, established in 2004, was supported by a risk management plan and risk-based contingencies, both of which proved to be inadequate. Technical successes were achieved in the construction of challenging components and subassemblies, but cost and schedule growth was experienced. As part of an effort to improve project performance, a new risk management program was devised and implemented in 2007-08. It led to a better understanding of project risks, a sounder basis for contingency estimates, and improved management tools. Although the risks ultimately were unacceptable to the sponsor, valuable lessons in risk management were learned through the experiences with the NCSX project.

  15. CEBAF Upgrade: Cryomodule Performance And Lessons Learned

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    Drury, Michael A.; Davis, G. Kirk; Hogan, John P.; Hovater, J. Curt; King, Lawrence; Marhauser, Frank; Park, HyeKyoung; Preble, Joe; Reece, Charles E.; Rimmer, Robert A.; Wang, Haipeng; Wiseman, Mark A.

    2014-02-01

    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is currently engaged in the 12 GeV Upgrade Project. The goal of the 12 GeV Upgrade is a doubling of the available beam energy of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) from 6 GeV to 12 GeV. This increase in beam energy will be due in large part to the addition of ten C100 cryomodules plus associated new RF in the CEBAF linacs. The C100 cryomodules are designed to deliver 100 MeV per installed cryomodule. Each C100 cryomodule is built around a string of eight seven-cell, electro-polished, superconducting RF cavities. While an average performance of 100MV per cryomodule is needed to achieve the overall 12 GeV beam energy goal, the actual performance goal for the cryomodules is an average energy gain of 108 MV to provide operational headroom. Cryomodule production started in December 2010. All ten of the C100 cryomodules are installed in the linac tunnels and are on schedule to complete commissioning by September 2013. Performance during Commissioning has ranged from 104 MV to 118 MV. In May, 2012 a test of an early C100 achieved 108 MV with full beam loading. This paper will discuss the performance of the C100 cryomodules along with operational challenges and lessons learned for future designs.

  16. Image Segmentation for Connectomics Using Machine Learning

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    Tasdizen, Tolga; Seyedhosseini, Mojtaba; Liu, TIng; Jones, Cory; Jurrus, Elizabeth R.

    2014-12-01

    Reconstruction of neural circuits at the microscopic scale of individual neurons and synapses, also known as connectomics, is an important challenge for neuroscience. While an important motivation of connectomics is providing anatomical ground truth for neural circuit models, the ability to decipher neural wiring maps at the individual cell level is also important in studies of many neurodegenerative diseases. Reconstruction of a neural circuit at the individual neuron level requires the use of electron microscopy images due to their extremely high resolution. Computational challenges include pixel-by-pixel annotation of these images into classes such as cell membrane, mitochondria and synaptic vesicles and the segmentation of individual neurons. State-of-the-art image analysis solutions are still far from the accuracy and robustness of human vision and biologists are still limited to studying small neural circuits using mostly manual analysis. In this chapter, we describe our image analysis pipeline that makes use of novel supervised machine learning techniques to tackle this problem.

  17. Lessons Learned in Risk Management on NCSX

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    Neilson, G. H.; Gruber, C. O.; Harris, Jeffrey H; Rej, D. J.; Simmons, R. T.; Strykowsky, R. L.

    2010-01-01

    The National Compact Stellarator Experiment (NCSX) was designed to test physics principles of an innovative stellarator design developed by Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Construction of some of the major components and subassemblies was completed, but the estimated cost and schedule for completing the project grew as the technical requirements and risks became better understood, leading to its cancellation in 2008. The project's risks stemmed from its technical challenges, primarily the complex component geometries and tight tolerances that were required. The initial baseline, which was established in 2004, was supported by a risk management plan and risk-based contingencies, both of which proved to be inadequate. Technical successes were achieved in the construction of challenging components and subassemblies, but cost and schedule growth was experienced. As part of an effort to improve project performance, a new risk management program was devised and implemented in 2007-2008. It led to a better understanding of project risks, a sounder basis for contingency estimates, and improved management tools. Although the risks were ultimately unacceptable to the sponsor, valuable lessons in risk management were learned through the experiences with the NCSX project.

  18. Keep It Simple: Learning How to Think Like the Customer | Department of

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    Energy Keep It Simple: Learning How to Think Like the Customer Keep It Simple: Learning How to Think Like the Customer Presents lessons learned from Tennessee Valley Authority's home performance program, including ideas for a follow-up tool. Keep It Simple: Learning How to Think Like the Customer (263.5 KB) More Documents & Publications Response to several FOIA requests - Renewable Energy. Keep It Simple: Learning How to Think Like the Customer SOUTHEASTERN FEDERAL POWER ALLIANCE - April

  19. Office of Learning and Workforce Development (HC-20) | Department of Energy

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    Learning and Workforce Development (HC-20) Office of Learning and Workforce Development (HC-20) The mission of the Office of Learning and Workforce Development is to strengthen DOE's workforce capacity and build a culture of continual learning and knowledge sharing. To accomplish its mission, the Office of Learning and Workforce Development has developed the following goals: Grow our Leaders- Ensure leadership continuity and instill leadership skills to support the mission and support human

  20. CORRECTED: DOE Issues 85th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report | Department of

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    Energy CORRECTED: DOE Issues 85th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report CORRECTED: DOE Issues 85th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report December 2, 2015 - 8:22am Addthis The 85th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report features Administration changes in environmental policy to better account for climate change and improve watershed- and landscape-scale planning. Addthis Related Articles DOE Issues 85th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report 77th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Issued DOE Issues 82nd