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  1. Separation and estimation of 229Th and 233U by alpha and gamma ray spectrometric technique

    The individual estimation of 233U and 229Th in a plancheted source made out of liquid sample were done by using an alpha and γ-ray spectrometric techniques. Estimation of 229Th in the plancheted source was done by γ-ray spectrometry and 233U by alpha spectrometry after subtracting the estimated amount of 229Th. In spite of the same alpha energy of 4.8 MeV, the individual estimation of 233U and 229Th based on present technique is superior to conventional techniques and important in the 232Th-233U fuel reprocessing cycle of AHWR and ADSs. The activity of 229Th was also radiochemically separated from its parent activity of 233U by using an ion exchange resin and the purity was checked by the above mentioned technique. (author)

  2. Preserving high-purity 233U

    The MARC X Conference hosted a workshop for the scientific community to communicate needs for high-purity 233U and its by-products in order to preserve critical items otherwise slated for downblending and disposal. Currently, only small portions of the U.S. holdings of separated 233U are being preserved. However, many additional kilograms of 233U (>97 % pure) still are destined to be disposed, and it is unlikely that this material will ever be replaced due to a lack of operating production capability. Summaries of information conveyed at the workshop and feedback obtained from the scientific community are presented herein. (author)

  3. Expeditious method to determine uranium in the process control samples of chemical plant separating (233)U from thoria irradiated in power reactors.

    Kedari, C S; Kharwandikar, B K; Banerjee, K

    2016-11-01

    Analysis of U in the samples containing a significant proportion of (232)U and high concentration of Th is of great concern. Transmutation of Th in the nuclear power reactor produces a notable quantity of (232)U (half life 68.9 years) along with fissile isotope (233)U. The decay series of (232)U is initiated with (228)Th (half life 1.9 year) and it is followed by several short lived α emitting progenies, (224)Ra, (220)Rn, (216)Po, (212)Bi and (212)Po. Even at the smallest contamination of (228)Th in the sample, a very high pulse rate of α emission is obtained, which is to be counted for the radiometric determination of [U]. A commercially available anionic type of extractant Alamine®336 is used to obtain the selective extraction of U from other alpha active elements and fission products present in the sample. Experimental conditions of liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) are optimized for obtaining maximum decontamination and recovery of U in the organic phase. The effect of some interfering ionic impurities in the sample on the process of separation is investigated. Depending on the level of the concentration of U in the samples, spectrophotometry or radiometry methods are adopted for its determination after separation by LLE. Under optimized experimental conditions, i.e. 5.5M HCl in the aqueous phase and 0.27M Alamin®336 in the organic phase, the recovery of U is about 100%, the decontamination factor with respect to Th is >2000 and the extraction of fission products like (90)Sr, (144)Ce and (134,137)Cs is negligible. The detection limit for [U] using α radiometry is 10mg/L, even in presence of >100g/L of Th in the sample. Accuracy and precision for the determination of U is also assessed. Reproducibility of results is within 5%. This method shows very good agreement with the results obtained by mass spectrometry. PMID:27591623

  4. Benchmark testing of 233U evaluations

    In this paper we investigate the adequacy of available 233U cross-section data (ENDF/B-VI and JENDL-3) for calculation of critical experiments. An ad hoc revised 233U evaluation is also tested and appears to give results which are improved relative to those obtained with either ENDF/B-VI or JENDL-3 cross sections. Calculations of keff were performed for ten fast benchmarks and six thermal benchmarks using the three cross-section sets. Central reaction-rate-ratio calculations were also performed

  5. Radiological safety experience in the fabrication of alloy plate fuels bearing 233U/Pu

    The first incidence of 233U-bearing fuel fabrication in India was the production of aluminum-clad Al-233U alloy fuel for the Kamini research reactor. The reactor physics experiments for this fuel are now being carried out in the Purnima III critical assembly, where Al-Pu alloy plate fuels will also be used. Both types of fuels were fabricated in the radiometallurgy laboratories of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. The hazard potential of each step, evaluated from the site-specific radiological field data, is summarized. The parameters analyzed for this purpose include external and internal radiation hazards, contamination hazards, age of fuel material (i.e., time after separation), and experimental thermoluminescent detector exposure data. Gamma spectrometric data of the finished fuel plates were also analyzed for their utility in checking the material inventory. The collective dose equivalent from the fabrication operations for 12 subassemblies (9 bearing 233U and 3 bearing plutonium) was 67 mSv, arising from external exposures only. The internal exposure was nil. Fabrication of fuel plates constituted >60% of the total exposure. Fabrication of fuel subassemblies and quality control inspection at all the stages accounted for the remaining radiation exposure. Handling of 233U/Pu-bearing fuels is likely to increase in the years ahead in India. In this context, analysis of radiological field data has yielded useful guidelines for future work

  6. Repository criticality control for 233U using depleted uranium

    The US is evaluating methods for the disposition of excess weapons-usable 233U, including disposal in a repository. Isotopic dilution studies were undertaken to determine how much depleted uranium (DU) would need to be added to the 233U to minimize the potential for nuclear criticality in a repository. Numerical evaluations were conducted to determine the nuclear equivalence of different 235U enrichments to 233U isotopically diluted with DU containing 0.2 wt% 235U. A homogeneous system of silicon dioxide, water, 233U, and DU, in which the ratio of each component was varied, was used to determine the conditions of maximum nuclear reactivity. In terms of preventing nuclear criticality in a repository, there are three important limits from these calculations. 1. Criticality safe in any nonnuclear system: The required isotopic dilution to ensure criticality under all conditions, except in the presence of man-made nuclear materials (beryllium, etc.), is ≅1.0% 235U in 238U. The equivalent 233U enrichment level is 0.53 wt% 233U in DU. 2. Critically safe in natural systems: The lowest 235U enrichment found in a natural reactor at shutdown was approximately1.3%. French studies, based on the characteristics of natural uranium ore bodies, indicate that a minimum enrichment of approximately1.28% 235U is required for criticality. These data suggest that nuclear criticality from migrating uranium is not realistic unless the 235U enrichments exceed approximately1.3%, which is a result that is equivalent to 0.72% 233U in DU. 3. Criticality safety equivalent to light water reactor (LWR) spent nuclear fuel (SNF): The 233U can be diluted with DU so that the uranium criticality characteristics match SNF uranium. Whatever repository criticality controls are used for SNF can then be used for 233U. The average LWR SNF assay (after decay of plutonium isotopes to uranium isotopes) is 1.5% 235U equivalent in 238U. This is equivalent to diluting 233U to 0.81% in DU

  7. Testing of 233U evaluations with criticality benchmarks

    To validate and improve the quality of the complete set of evaluated nuclear reaction data for 233U, criticality benchmarks with fast, epithermal and thermal spectra from ICSBEP handbook were selected to test 233U evaluations from CENDL-3.1, ENDF/B-Ⅶ.0, JENDL-3.3 and JENDL-4.0. The effective multiplication factors keff of selected benchmarks were calculated with the Monte Carlo code MCNP5 and compared with the benchmark values. The results were analyzed with trend against energy spectrum index and sensitivity analysis. In present validation, the underestimation of keff for benchmarks with thermal, epithermal or some of fast spectra is the main problem existed in the tested evaluations. From the view of thermal reactors design, the 233U evaluation from ENDF/B-Ⅶ.0 shows better performance than other file tested, but still overestimates the contribution of capture reaction in resonance region. (authors)

  8. Experimental 233U nondestructive assay with a random driver

    Nondestructive assay (NDA) of 233U in quantities up to 15 grams containing 7 ppM 232U age 2 years was investigated with a random driver. A passive singles counting technique showed a reproducibility within 0.2% at the 95% confidence level. This technique would be applicable throughout a process in which all of the 233U had the same 232U content at the same age. Where the 232U content varies, determination of 233U fissile content would require active NDA. Active coincidence counting utilizing a 238Pu, Li neutron source and a plastic scintillator detector system showed a reproducibility limit within 15% at the 95% confidence limit. The active technique was found to be very dependent on the detector system resolving time in order to make proper random coincidence corrections associated with the high gamma activity from the 232U decay chain

  9. Updated and revised neutron reaction data for 233U

    YU Bao-Sheng; CHEN Guo-Chang; ZHANG Hua; CAO Wen-Tian; TANG Guo-You; TAO Xi

    2013-01-01

    A complete set of n+233U neutron reaction data from 10-5 eV-20 MeV is updated and revised based on the evaluated experimental data and the feedback information of various benchmark tests.The main revised quantities are nubars,cross sections as well as angular distributions,etc.The benchmark tests indicate that the present evaluated data achieve very promising results.

  10. Thermal Stabilization of 233UO2, 233UO3, and 233U3O8

    This report identifies an appropriate thermal stabilization temperature for 233U oxides. The temperature is chosen principally on the basis of eliminating moisture and other residual volatiles. This report supports the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Standard for safe storage of 233U (DOE 2000), written as part of the response to Recommendation 97-1 of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB), addressing safe storage of 233U

  11. Isotopic dilution of 233U with depleted uranium for criticality safety in processing and disposal

    The disposal of excess 233U as waste is being considered. Because 233U is a fissile material, a key requirement for processing 233U to a final waste form and disposing of it is the avoidance of nuclear criticality. For many processing and disposal options, isotopic dilution is the most feasible and preferred option to avoid nuclear criticality. Isotopic dilution is dilution of fissile 233U with nonfissile 238U. The use of isotopic dilution removes any need to control nuclear criticality in process or disposal facilities through geometry or chemical composition. Isotopic dilution allows the use of existing waste management facilities that are not designed for significant quantities of fissile materials to be used for processing and disposing of 233U. The amount of isotopic dilution required to reduce criticality concerns to reasonable levels was determined in this study to be approximately 0.53 wt % 233U. The numerical calculations used to define this limit consisted of a homogeneous system of silicon dioxide (SiO2), water (H2O), 233U and depleted uranium (DU) in which the ratio of each component was varied to learn the conditions of maximum nuclear reactivity. About 188 parts of DU (0.2 wt % 235U) are required to dilute 1 part of 233U to this limit in a water-moderated system with no SiO2 present. Thus for the U.S. inventory of 233U, several hundred metric tons of DU would be required for isotopic dilution

  12. Thermoionic emission characteristics of uranium with application to its determination by MSID technique using 233U tracer

    Experimental details of the uranium determination in geological samples (50-1500 ppm range) by mass spectrometric isotope dilution technique (MSID) employing 233U tracer are presented. For this purpose the thermoionic emission characteristics of uranium in various filament arrangements like simple plane, filament boat, double, are studied and the most efficient one selected for the isotope dilution analysis. The various experimental procedures involved in the MSID like sample dissolution, chemical separation and mass spectrometric analysis are developed and optimised. The experimental results on the uranium determination by MSID with 233U tracer yielded precision and accuracy of 0,5% and 1% respectively. The importance of the sampling in the precise and accuracy determination of uranium in geological samples, where it is heterogeneously distributed, is discussed. (author)

  13. Basic characterization of 233U: Determination of age and 232U content using sector field ICP-MS, gamma spectrometry and alpha spectrometry

    The possibility to determine the age, i.e. the time since the last chemical separation, of 233U was studied using two fundamentally different measurement techniques: inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and gamma spectrometry. Moreover, the isotope ratio 232U/233U was measured using both alpha spectrometry and gamma spectrometry. For the two materials analysed, all measurement results were in agreement, i.e. consistent within the combined uncertainties. One of the materials was also measured using gamma spectrometry under field conditions. This measurement was also in agreement with the other results on this material

  14. Aerosols generated by 239PU and 233U droplets burning in air

    The inhalation hazards of radioactive aerosols produced by the explosive disruption and subsequent combustion of metallic plutonium in air are not adequately understood. Results of a study to determine whether uranium can be substituted for plutonium in such a situation in which experiments were performed under identical conditions with laser-ignited, single, freely falling droplets of 239Pu and 233U are reported. The total amounts of aerosol produced were studied quantitatively as a function of time during the combustion. Also, particle size distributions of selected aerosols were studied with aerodynamic particle separation techniques. Results showed that the ultimate quantity of aerosols, their final particle size distributions, and depositions as a function of time are not identical mainly because of the different vapor pressures of the metals, and the unlike degrees of violence of the explosions of the droplets

  15. Investigation of the fission yields of the fast neutron-induced fission of 233U

    As a stars, a survey of the different methods of investigations of the fission product yields and the experimental data status have been studied, showing advantages and shortcomings for the different approaches. An overview of the existing models for the fission product distributions has been as well intended. The main part of this thesis was the measurement of the independent yields of the fast neutron-induced fission of233U, never investigated before this work. The experiment has been carried out using the mass separator OSIRIS (Isotope Separator On-Line). Its integrated ion-source and its specific properties required an analysis of the delay-parameter and ionisation efficiency for each chemical species. On the other hand, this technique allows measurement of independent yields and cumulative yields for elements from Cu to Ba, covering most of the fission yield distribution. Thus, we measured about 180 independent yields from Zn (Z=30) to Sr (Z=38) in the mass range A=74-99 and from Pd (Z=46) to Ba (Z=56) in the mass range A=113-147, including many isomeric states. An additional experiment using direct γ-spectroscopy of aggregates of fission products was used to determine more than 50 cumulative yields of element with half-life from 15 min to a several days. All experimental data have been compared to estimates from a semi-empirical model, to calculated values and to evaluated values from the European library JEF 2.2. Furthermore, a study of both thermal and fast neutron-induced fission of 233U measured at Studsvik, the comparison of the OSIRIS and LOHENGRIN facilities and the trends in new data for the Reactors Physics have been discussed. (author)

  16. Performance analysis of 233U for fixed bed nuclear reactors

    Criticality and burn up behavior of the Fixed Bed Nuclear Reactor (FBNR) are investigated for the mixed fuel 233UO2/ThO2 as an alternative to low enriched 235UO2 fuel. CERMET fuel with a zirconium matrix and cladding has been used throughout the study. The main results of the study can be summarized as follows: Reactor criticality is already achieved by ∝2% 233UO2 with the mixed 233UO2/ThO2 fuel. At higher 233U fractions, reactor criticality rises rapidly and exceeds keff > 1.5 already by 9% 233UO2. With 100% 233UO2, start up criticality can reach keff = 2.0975. Time dependent reactor criticality keff and fuel burn up have been investigated for two different mixed fuel 233UO2/ThO2 compositions, namely: 4% 233UO2 + 96% ThO2 for a reactor power of 40 MWel (120 MWth) and 9% 233UO2 + 91% ThO2 for a reactor power of 70 MWel (210 MWth). Sufficient reactor criticality (keff > 1.06) for continuous operation without fuel change can be sustained during ∝ 5 and 12 years with 4% and 9% 233UO2 fractions in the mixed fuel, leading to burn ups of ∝ 36000 and > 105000 MWD/t, respectively. Thorium based fuel produces no prolific uranium. Plutonium production remains negligible. (orig.)

  17. Improved AHWR equilibrium core cluster for self sustenance in 233U

    Advance Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) is being designed with many advance features like negative coolant void reactivity, heat removal through natural circulation and other passive safety features. The AHWR is a 920 MWth, vertical pressure tube type thorium-based reactor cooled by boiling light water and moderated by heavy water and designed to maximise power production from thorium. The equilibrium fuel cycle is based on the conversion of naturally available thorium into fissile 233U, driven by plutonium as external fissile feed. The basic fuel cycle is based on the fact that the AHWR core should be self-sustaining in 233U. The self sustenance in 233U can be achieved by using two types of equilibrium core clusters. In this paper we have done a study where self sustenance in 233U can be achieved by using only single type of cluster. (author)

  18. Comparative studies on plutonium and 233U utilization in miniFUJI MSR

    Molten salt reactor (MSR) has many merits such as safety enhancement and capability to be used for hydrogen production. A comparative evaluation of plutonium and 233U utilization in miniFUJI MSR has been performed. Reactor grade plutonium (RGPu), weapon grade plutonium (WGPu), and super grade plutonium (SGPu) have been utilized in the present study. The reactors can obtain their criticality condition with the 233U concentration in the Th-233U fuel, RGPu concentration in Th-RGPu fuel, WGPu concentration in Th-WGPu fuel, and SGPu concentration in Th-SGPu fuel of 0.52%, 5.76%, 2.16%, and 1.96%, respectively. The Th-233U fuel results in the soft neutron spectra of miniFUJI reactor. The neutron spectra turn into harder with the enlarging of plutonium concentration in loaded fuel where Th-RGPu fuel gives the hardest neutron spectra. (author)

  19. Initial ORNL site assessment report on the storage of 233U

    The 233U storage facility at ORNL is Building 3019. The inventory stored in Building 3019 consists of 426.5 kg of 233U contained in 1,387.1 kg of total uranium. The inventory is primarily in the form of uranium oxides; however, uranium metal and other compounds are also stored. Over 99% of the inventory is contained in 1,007 packages stored in tube vaults within the facility. A tank of thorium nitrate solution, the P-24 Tank, contains 0.13 kg of 233U in ∼ 4,000 gal. of solution. The facility is receiving additional 233U for storage from the remediation of the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE) at ORNL. Consolidation of material from sites with small holdings is also adding to the 233U inventory. Additionally, small quantities (233U are in other research facilities at ORNL. A risk assessment process was chosen to evaluate the stored material and packages based on available package records. The risk scenario was considered the failure of a package (or a group of similar packages) in the Building 3019 inventory. The probability of such a failure depends on packaging factors such as the age and material of construction of the containers. The consequence of such a failure depends on the amount and form of the material within the packages. One thousand seven packages were categorized with this methodology resulting in 859 low-risk packages, 147 medium-risk packages, and 1 high-risk package. This initial assessment also documents the status of the evaluation of the Building 3019 and its systems for safe storage of 233U. The final assessment report for ORNL storage of 233U is scheduled for June 1999. The report will document the facility assessments, the specific package inspection plan, and the results of initial package inspections

  20. Interim assessment of the denatured 233U fuel cycle: feasibility and nonproliferation characteristics

    A fuel cycle that employs 233U denatured with 238U and mixed with thorium fertile material is examined with respect to its proliferation-resistance characteristics and its technical and economic feasibility. The rationale for considering the denatured 233U fuel cycle is presented, and the impact of the denatured fuel on the performance of Light-Water Reactors, Spectral-Shift-Controlled Reactors, Gas-Cooled Reactors, Heavy-Water Reactors, and Fast Breeder Reactors is discussed. The scope of the R, D and D programs to commercialize these reactors and their associated fuel cycles is also summarized and the resource requirements and economics of denatured 233U cycles are compared to those of the conventional Pu/U cycle. In addition, several nuclear power systems that employ denatured 233U fuel and are based on the energy center concept are evaluated. Under this concept, dispersed power reactors fueled with denatured or low-enriched uranium fuel are supported by secure energy centers in which sensitive activities of the nuclear cycle are performed. These activities include 233U production by Pu-fueled transmuters (thermal or fast reactors) and reprocessing. A summary chapter presents the most significant conclusions from the study and recommends areas for future work

  1. Interim assessment of the denatured /sup 233/U fuel cycle: feasibility and nonproliferation characteristics

    Abbott, L.S.; Bartine, D.E.; Burns, T.J. (eds.)

    1978-12-01

    A fuel cycle that employs /sup 233/U denatured with /sup 238/U and mixed with thorium fertile material is examined with respect to its proliferation-resistance characteristics and its technical and economic feasibility. The rationale for considering the denatured /sup 233/U fuel cycle is presented, and the impact of the denatured fuel on the performance of Light-Water Reactors, Spectral-Shift-Controlled Reactors, Gas-Cooled Reactors, Heavy-Water Reactors, and Fast Breeder Reactors is discussed. The scope of the R, D and D programs to commercialize these reactors and their associated fuel cycles is also summarized and the resource requirements and economics of denatured /sup 233/U cycles are compared to those of the conventional Pu/U cycle. In addition, several nuclear power systems that employ denatured /sup 233/U fuel and are based on the energy center concept are evaluated. Under this concept, dispersed power reactors fueled with denatured or low-enriched uranium fuel are supported by secure energy centers in which sensitive activities of the nuclear cycle are performed. These activities include /sup 233/U production by Pu-fueled transmuters (thermal or fast reactors) and reprocessing. A summary chapter presents the most significant conclusions from the study and recommends areas for future work.

  2. Final Oak Ridge National Laboratory Site Assessment Report on the Storage of 233U

    This assessment characterizes the 233U inventories and storage facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). This assessment is a commitment in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Implementation Plan (IP), ''Safe Storage of Uranium-233,'' in response to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board's Recommendation 97-1

  3. Recovery of 233U from waste and minimization of modifier with supercritical fluid extraction

    The supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) method was used to remove 233U from a real time tissue paper waste generated in our laboratory and resulted in about 97% of extraction efficiency. Optimization of modifier flow rate was carried out to minimize the generation of secondary liquid waste, a significant endeavour in the context of large-scale waste treatment plant. (author)

  4. Comparison on decay process of explosive products for 233U and weapon-grade plutonium

    Comparison on the nuclear explosive products' radioactivity, biological hazard potential , energy deposition after nuclear explosion between the model of 233U and the model of weapon- grade plutonium was made. The detail analysis of the process of above physics quantities in the model of weapon-grade Plutonium was also given

  5. Investigation of the fission yields of the fast neutron-induced fission of {sup 233}U; Mesure de la distribution en masse et en charge des produits de la fission rapide de l'{sup 233}U

    Galy, J

    1999-09-01

    As a stars, a survey of the different methods of investigations of the fission product yields and the experimental data status have been studied, showing advantages and shortcomings for the different approaches. An overview of the existing models for the fission product distributions has been as well intended. The main part of this thesis was the measurement of the independent yields of the fast neutron-induced fission of{sup 233}U, never investigated before this work. The experiment has been carried out using the mass separator OSIRIS (Isotope Separator On-Line). Its integrated ion-source and its specific properties required an analysis of the delay-parameter and ionisation efficiency for each chemical species. On the other hand, this technique allows measurement of independent yields and cumulative yields for elements from Cu to Ba, covering most of the fission yield distribution. Thus, we measured about 180 independent yields from Zn (Z=30) to Sr (Z=38) in the mass range A=74-99 and from Pd (Z=46) to Ba (Z=56) in the mass range A=113-147, including many isomeric states. An additional experiment using direct {gamma}-spectroscopy of aggregates of fission products was used to determine more than 50 cumulative yields of element with half-life from 15 min to a several days. All experimental data have been compared to estimates from a semi-empirical model, to calculated values and to evaluated values from the European library JEF 2.2. Furthermore, a study of both thermal and fast neutron-induced fission of {sup 233}U measured at Studsvik, the comparison of the OSIRIS and LOHENGRIN facilities and the trends in new data for the Reactors Physics have been discussed. (author)

  6. Breeding of 233U in the thorium-uranium fuel cycle in VVER reactors using heavy water

    Marshalkin, V. E.; Povyshev, V. M.

    2015-12-01

    A method is proposed for achieving optimal neutron kinetics and efficient isotope transmutation in the 233U-232Th oxide fuel of water-moderated reactors with variable water composition (D2O, H2O) that ensures breeding of the 233U and 235U isotopes. The method is comparatively simple to implement.

  7. Emerging new options for harnessing the Th-233U cycle in India

    The recent development of the concept of Fusion Breeders especially the invention of the Fission Suppressed Blanket, coupled with parallel rapid strides in fusion technology (particularly of Tokamaks) has given a welcome new boost to the prospects of harnessing the Th-233U cycle. Their studies show that even sub-Lawson Fusion Breeders which are net consumers of electrical energy will be good enough to give adequate growth rates of nuclear generating capacity, provided the fusion bred 233U is used in either fast or thermal breeders of thermal near-breeders having high conversion ratios (>0.98). The paper presents an overview of the main results of studies underway in these areas both at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Trombay and the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam

  8. Analysis of the BNL ThO2-233U exponential experiments

    The BNL ThO2--3 w/o 233U light-water-moderated exponential experiments were analyzed to evaluate (1) cross section library sets for 233U and 232Th, and (2) correlations with measured ThO2 resonance integral data. A total of six cross section library sets were evaluated, including ENDF/B-2 and ENDF/B-3 libraries for 232Th, ENDF/B-2 library for 233U, and ThO2 resonance integral correlations based on data by Weitman and Pettus, Hardy and Palowitch, and corrections to the latter data by Steen. A modified version of the LEOPARD code was used throughout this analysis. The principle results of this work are as follows: (1) The library set containing ENDF/B-2 data for 233U and ENDF/B-3 data for 232Th, together with ThO2 resonance integral correlation based on Steen's corrections to the Hardy and Palowitch data, yields the best agreement with measurements, giving an average k/sub eff/ of 0.9975 with a standard deviation of 0.0067 for the 21 analyzed configurations. (2) With respect to this ''best'' set, the ENDF/B-2 232Th data is less reactive than the corresponding ENDF/B-3 data by approximately 0.1 percent Δk. (3) The ThO2 resonance integral correlation based on data by Weitman and Pettus yields resonance integrals that are consistently higher than those produced by the correlation with Steen's values, even though the latter is normalized to an infinitely dilute resonance integral of 85.9 barns (0.5 ev cutoff), while the former is normalized to a corresponding value of 80 barns. Thus, with respect to the ''best'' set, the ThO2 resonance integral correlation based on the Weitman and Pettus data is less reactive by approximately 0.7 percent Δk

  9. Measurement and analysis of anti ν energy dependence for 233U, 238U, 239Pu

    The energy dependence of the average yield of prompt neutrons per fission (anti ν) for U233, U238 and Pu239 in the incident neutron energy range (Esub(n)) up to 5 MeV has been studied using an electrostatic accelerator. The recommended curves for anti ν (Esub(n)) has been obtained with the help of the polynomial least square method fitting. The resons of deviations from the linear dependence have been analysed

  10. Compilation of criticality data involving thorium or 233U and light water moderation

    Gore, B.F.

    1978-07-01

    The literature has been searched for criticality data for light water moderated systems which contain thorium or /sup 233/U, and data found are compiled herein. They are from critical experiments, extrapolations, and exponential experiments performed with homogeneous solutions and metal spheres of /sup 233/U; with lattices of fuel rods containing highly enriched /sup 235/UO/sub 2/ - ThO/sub 2/ and /sup 233/UO/sub 2/ - ThO/sub 2/; and with arrays of cyclinders of /sup 233/U solutions. The extent of existing criticality data has been compared with that necessary to implement a thorium-based fuel cycle. No experiments have been performed with any solutions containing thorium. Neither do data exist for homogeneous /sup 233/U systems with H/U < 34, except for solid metal systems. Arrays of solution cylinders up to 3 x 3 x 3 have been studied. Data for solutions containing fixed or soluble poisons are very limited. All critical lattices using /sup 233/UO/sub 2/ - ThO/sub 2/ fuels (LWBR program) were zoned radially, and in most cases axially also. Only lattice experiments using /sup 235/UO/sub 2/ - ThO/sub 2/ fuels have been performed using a single fuel rod type. Critical lattices of /sup 235/UO/sub 2/ - ThO/sub 2/ rods poisoned with boron have been measured, but only exponential experiments have been performed using boron-poisoned lattices of /sup 233/UO/sub 2/ - ThO/sub 2/ rods. No criticality data exist for denatured fuels (containing significant amounts of /sup 238/U) in either solution or lattice configurations.

  11. Final purification of 233U from thorium by Dowex 50x4 in Thorex process

    The 233U product obtained after a single cycle 5% tributyl phosphate/shell sol T extraction, scrubbing and stripping often contains significant amount of thorium as impurity. Further purification is normally carried out using ion exchange. The present paper summarises the results of the studies carried out to find out the various factors responsible for the extraordinary binding of thorium ion at the exchanger site while exploring the possibility of eluting total thorium using HNO3 alone

  12. Track 8: health and radiological applications. Isotopes and radiation: general. 3. Extraction of 229Th from 233U for Medical Research Applications

    The use of 213Bi as an alpha emitter is being explored by the medical research community for treatment of a variety of cancers. An example is the protocol for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia developed by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The humanized antibody HuM195 is used to target a surface protein on the cancer cell. Bismuth is linked to the antibody with a chelating agent. Because of the high linear energy transfer and short range of the emitted alpha particle, there is a high probability of killing the targeted cell without exposing other parts of the body to a large dose of radiation. Bismuth-213 is extracted as the decay product of 225Ac, which in turn is extracted as a decay product of 229Th. A limited supply of 229Th, itself a product of the decay of 233U, has been separated by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). About 95 mCi was separated from waste materials remaining from the processing of 233U in the 1970's. An additional 15 mCi was separated directly from 233U in 1998. In June 2000, the secretary of energy announced a program to separate additional thorium to support Phase II human trials at Sloan-Kettering and growing research programs at other institutions. This paper describes a project that will extract an additional 70 mCi of 229Th from a 3.3-kg batch of 233U sent to ORNL by Mound Laboratories in 1996. This project requires a process and location that would support the sustained extraction of thorium from 233U. The flow-sheet used for the initial processing of uranium was adopted, with several modifications. The 233U is currently stored in the ORNL Radiochemical Development Facility (RDF). The adjacent Radioactive Materials Analytical Laboratory (RMAL) was selected as the processing site because of the availability of both trained radiochemical staff and the type of hot cells suitable for processing uranium with increasingly high levels of 232U. Decay products from this isotope, especially 208Tl, add to the dose associated with

  13. Core design options for high conversion BWRs operating in Th–233U fuel cycle

    Highlights: • BWR core operating in a closed self-sustainable Th–233U fuel cycle. • Seed blanket optimization that includes assembly size array and axial dimensions. • Fully coupled MC with fuel depletion and thermo-hydraulic feedback modules. • Thermal-hydraulic analysis includes MCPR observation. -- Abstract: Several options of fuel assembly design are investigated for a BWR core operating in a closed self-sustainable Th–233U fuel cycle. The designs rely on an axially heterogeneous fuel assembly structure consisting of a single axial fissile zone “sandwiched” between two fertile blanket zones, in order to improve fertile to fissile conversion ratio. The main objective of the study was to identify the most promising assembly design parameters, dimensions of fissile and fertile zones, for achieving net breeding of 233U. The design challenge, in this respect, is that the fuel breeding potential is at odds with axial power peaking and the core minimum critical power ratio (CPR), hence limiting the maximum achievable core power rating. Calculations were performed with the BGCore system, which consists of the MCNP code coupled with fuel depletion and thermo-hydraulic feedback modules. A single 3-dimensional fuel assembly having reflective radial boundaries was modeled applying simplified restrictions on the maximum centerline fuel temperature and the CPR. It was found that axially heterogeneous fuel assembly design with a single fissile zone can potentially achieve net breeding, while matching conventional BWR core power rating under certain restrictions to the core loading pattern design

  14. Investigations on production of 233U using few pin thoria in existing PHWRs

    Thorium is not a fissile material and cannot be used to either start or sustain the chain reaction. Therefore, a reactor using thorium would also need either enriched uranium or plutonium to sustain the chain reaction until enough of the thorium has converted to fissile 233U. In order to retrieve and reprocess the irradiated fuel, the bundle is designed with few thoria pins and rest SEU pins. In the present study, different pin configurations of thoria in 19 and 37 element fuel clusters of Indian PHWRs have been considered. The lattice calculations have been done using the multi-group transport theory code CLUB. The variations of k∞ versus burn up are depicted in the paper. The production of 233U (considering also the decay of 233Pa into 233U) is also shown. Average discharge burn ups of the order 20 and 17 GWd/Te can be achieved with the use of thoria pins in 19 and 37 element fuel clusters respectively with appropriate bundle shift scheme. Derating of power is required during operation because of bundle power restrictions. It is found that 1 pin thoria configuration is preferable from the point of view of fuel requirements and power reduction consideration. Since 37 element fuel cluster used in 540 MWe PHWR fuel has large margins in bundle power, the restriction in power operation is much less than 19 element fuel cluster used in 220 MWe PHWR

  15. Criticality safety validation: Simple geometry, single unit {sup 233}U systems

    Putman, V.L.

    1997-06-01

    Typically used LMITCO criticality safety computational methods are evaluated for suitability when applied to INEEL {sup 233}U systems which reasonably can be modeled as simple-geometry, single-unit systems. Sixty-seven critical experiments of uranium highly enriched in {sup 233}U, including 57 aqueous solution, thermal-energy systems and 10 metal, fast-energy systems, were modeled. These experiments include 41 cylindrical and 26 spherical cores, and 41 reflected and 26 unreflected systems. No experiments were found for intermediate-neutron-energy ranges, or with interstitial non-hydrogenous materials typical of waste systems, mixed {sup 233}U and plutonium, or reflectors such as steel, lead, or concrete. No simple geometry experiments were found with cubic or annular cores, or approximating infinite sea systems. Calculations were performed with various tools and methodologies. Nine cross-section libraries, based on ENDF/B-IV, -V, or -VI.2, or on Hansen-Roach source data, were used with cross-section processing methods of MCNP or SCALE. The k{sub eff} calculations were performed with neutral-particle transport and Monte Carlo methods of criticality codes DANT, MCNP 4A, and KENO Va.

  16. Measurement of 233U fission spectrum-averaged cross sections for some threshold reactions

    The 233U fission spectrum-averaged cross sections for twelve threshold reactions were measured relative to the average cross section of 0.688 ± 0.040 mb for the 27Al(n,α)24Na reaction. The reference value was obtained by calculation using the energy dependent cross section in the Japanese Evaluated Nuclear Data Library (JENDL) Dosimetry File and the Watt-type fission spectrum in ENDF/B-VI. General agreement was seen between the measured and the calculated fission-spectrum averaged cross sections. However, there exist discrepancies of more than 10% between the measured and the calculated average cross sections for the 24Mg(n,p)24Na, 47Ti(n,p)47Sc, and 64Zn(n,p)64Cu reactions. The tendencies in the calculated-to-measured ratios are similar to those for 235U fission spectrum-averaged cross sections the authors previously measured. The measured average cross sections were also applied for the spectrum adjustment of the 233U fission neutrons using the Neutron Unfolding Package Code (NEUPAC). The adjusted spectrum is close to the Watt-type fission spectrum of 233U within the uncertainties of the obtained spectrum, although there exist some fluctuations in the ratio spectrum of the adjusted to the Watt-type

  17. Update of 233U, 229-232Th and 230-233Pa Fission Data

    The influence of the 235U(n,f) and 239Pu(n,f) prompt fission neutron spectra (PFNS) on modeling of integral benchmarks was estimated to be significant. For 233U(n,f) PFNS similar sensitivities could be envisaged. For the variety of Th/U fuels and systems, ranging from metal fast to deep thermal solutions, large positive/negative swings in calculated Keff can be expected. Th/U fuelled core criticality calculations would be sensitive to the modelled soft tail of fission neutrons or deficiency of hard tail fission neutrons, as revealed for U and Pu fuels. The deficiency of the 233U(nth,f) PFNS, adopted for the ENDF/B-VII.0. could be traced back to the 'propagation' of calculated 235U(nth,f) PFNS shape at En= 0.5 MeV. At higher energies, average energies of PFNS coincide only at ∼5 MeV, at other En the average energies and spectra shapes are drastically different. However, it might be argued that the response of the criticality benchmark calculations for the 233U thermal and fast systems would be similar to that observed for the PFNS of 239Pu. Our approach allowed to solve the longstanding problem of inconsistency of 235U integral data testing and differential prompt fission neutron spectra data, a similar approach may hold for 233U. Using modified PFNS, we may avoid arbitrary tweaking of neutron cross sections or neutron multiplicities for Th/U fuel-cycle related nuclides (233U, 229,230,231,232Th and 230,231,232,233Pa) to compensate the ill-defined shape of 233U PFNS. For metal fast benchmarks much would depend on the inelastic scattering cross section of 233U, which should be considered rather uncertain at the moment. The unrealistic evaluations of poorly investigated cross sections related to the Th/U fuel cycle could be excluded by consistent analysis of the available fission data base. The evaluation of 229,230,231,232Th(n,f) and 230,231,232,233Pa(n,f) cross sections could be supplemented by description of surrogate and ratio surrogate fission data, coming from

  18. Neutron inelastic-scattering cross sections of 232Th, 233U, 235U, 238U, 239Pu and 240Pu

    Differential-neutron-emission cross sections of 232Th, 233U, 235U, 238U, 239Pu and 240Pu are measured between approx. = 1.0 and 3.5 MeV with the angle and magnitude detail needed to provide angle-integrated emission cross sections to approx. 232Th, 233U, 235U and 238U inelastic-scattering values, poor agreement is observed for 240Pu, and a serious discrepancy exists in the case of 239Pu

  19. The calculation of prompt fission neutron spectrum for 233U(n,f) reaction by the semi-empirical method

    Chen, Yong-Jing; Min, Jia; Liu, Ting-Jin; Shu, Neng-Chuan

    2013-01-01

    The prompt fission neutron spectra for neutron-induced fission of 233U for low energy neutrons (below 6 MeV) are calculated using the nuclear evaporation theory with a semi-empirical method, in which the partition of the total excitation energy between the fission fragments for the nth+233U fission reactions are determined with the available experimental and evaluation data. The calculated prompt fission neutron spectra agree well with the experimental data. The proportions of high- energy ou...

  20. Simultaneous measurement of the neutron capture and fission yields of {sup 233}U

    Berthoumieux, E.; Abbondanno, U.; Aerts, G.; Alvarez, H.A.; Alvarez-Velarde, F.A.; Andriamonje, S.; Andrzejewski, J.; Assimakopoulos, P.; Audouin, L.; Badurek, G.; Baumann, P.; Becvar, F.; Calvino, F.; Calviani, M.; Cano Ott, D.; Capote, R.; Carrapic, C.; Cennini, P.; Chepel, V.; Chiaveri, E.; Colonna, N.; Cortes, G.; Couture, A.; Cox, J.; Dahlfors, M.; David, S.; Dillmann, I.; Domingo-Pardo, C.; Dridi, W.; Duran, I.; Eleftheriadis, C.; Embid-Segura, M.; Ferrant, L.; Ferrari, A.; Ferreira-Marques, R.; Fujii, K.; Furman, W.; Goncalves, I.; Gonzalez-Romero, E.; Gramegna, F.; Guerrero, C.; Gunsing, F.; Haas, B.; Haight, R.; Heil, M.; Herrera-Martinez, A.; Igashira, M.; Jericha, E.; Kappeler, F.; Kadi, Y.; Karadimos, D.; Karamanis, D.; Kerveno, M.; Koehler, P.; Kossionides, E.; Krticka, M.; Lampoudis, C.; Leeb, H.; Lindote, A.; Lopes, I.; Lozano, M.; Lukic, S.; Marganiec, J.; Marrone, S.; Martinez, T.; Massimi, C.; Mastinu, P.; Mengoni, A.; Milazzo, P.M.; Moreau, C.; Mosconi, M.; Neves, F.; Oberhummer, H.; O' Brien, S.; Pancin, J.; Papachristodoulou, C.; Papadopoulos, C.; Paradela, C.; Patronis, N.; Pavlik, A.; Pavlopoulos, P.; Perrot, L.; Pigni, M.T.; Plag, R.; Plompen, A.; Plukis, A.; Poch, A.; Praena, J.; Pretel, C.; Quesada, J.; Rauscher, T.; Reifarth, R.; Rubbia, C.; Rudolf, G.; Rullhusen, P.; Salgado, J.; Santos, C.; Sarchiapone, L.; Savvidis, I.; Stephan, C.; Tagliente, G.; Tain, J.L.; Tassan-Got, L.; Tavora, L.; Terlizzi, R.; Vannini, G.; Vaz, P.; Ventura, A.; Villamarin, D.; Vincente, M.C.; Vlachoudis, V.; Vlastou, R.; Voss, F.; Walter, S.; Wiescher, M.; Wisshak, K

    2008-07-01

    We have measured the neutron capture and fission cross section of {sup 233}U at the neutron time-of-flight facility n-TOF at CERN in the energy range from 1 eV to 1 MeV with high accuracy by using a high performance 4{pi} BaF{sub 2} Total Absorption Calorimeter (TAC) as a detection device. The method, based on the shape analysis of the TAC energy response, allowing to disentangle between {gamma}'s originating from fission and capture will be presented as well as the first very preliminary results. (authors)

  1. Simultaneous measurement of the neutron capture and fission yields of 233U

    We have measured the neutron capture and fission cross section of 233U at the neutron time-of-flight facility n-TOF at CERN in the energy range from 1 eV to 1 MeV with high accuracy by using a high performance 4π BaF2 Total Absorption Calorimeter (TAC) as a detection device. The method, based on the shape analysis of the TAC energy response, allowing to disentangle between γ's originating from fission and capture will be presented as well as the first very preliminary results. (authors)

  2. Fabrication of zero power reactor fuel elements containing 233U3O8 powder

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory, under contract with Argonne National Laboratory, completed the fabrication of 1743 fuel elements for use in their Zero Power Reactor. The contract also included recovery of 20 kg of 233U from rejected elements. This report describes the steps associated with conversion of purified uranyl nitrate (as solution) to U3O8 powder (suitable for fuel) and subsequent charging, sealing, decontamination, and testing of the fuel elements (packets) preparatory to shipment. The nuclear safety, radiation exposures, and quality assurance aspects of the program are discussed

  3. Shutdown margin for high conversion BWRs operating in Th-{sup 233}U fuel cycle

    Shaposhnik, Y., E-mail: shaposhy@bgu.ac.il [NRCN – Nuclear Research Center Negev, POB 9001, Beer Sheva 84190 (Israel); Department of Nuclear Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, POB 653, Beer Sheva 84105 (Israel); Shwageraus, E. [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, POB 653, Beer Sheva 84105 (Israel); Elias, E. [Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Technion City 32000, Haifa (Israel)

    2014-09-15

    Highlights: • BWR core operating in a closed self-sustainable Th-{sup 233}U fuel cycle. • Shutdown Margin in Th-RBWR design. • Fully coupled MC with fuel depletion and thermo-hydraulic feedback modules. • Thermal–hydraulic analysis includes MCPR observation. - Abstract: Several reactivity control system design options are explored in order to satisfy shutdown margin (SDM) requirements in a high conversion BWRs operating in Th-{sup 233}U fuel cycle (Th-RBWR). The studied core has an axially heterogeneous fuel assembly structure with a single fissile zone “sandwiched” between two fertile blanket zones. The utilization of an originally suggested RBWR Y-shape control rod in Th-RBWR is shown to be insufficient for maintaining adequate SDM to balance the high negative reactivity feedbacks, while maintaining fuel breeding potential, core power rating, and minimum Critical Power Ratio (CPR). Implementation of alternative reactivity control materials, reducing axial leakage through non-uniform enrichment distribution, use of burnable poisons, reducing number of pins as well as increasing pin diameter are also shown to be incapable of meeting the SDM requirements. Instead, an alternative assembly design, based on Rod Cluster Control Assembly with absorber rods was investigated. This design matches the reference ABWR core power and has adequate shutdown margin. The new concept was modeled as a single three-dimensional fuel assembly having reflective radial boundaries, using the BGCore system, which consists of the MCNP code coupled with fuel depletion and thermo-hydraulic feedback modules.

  4. Assessment of the available 233U cross-section evaluations in the calculation of critical benchmark experiments

    In this report we investigate the adequacy of the available 233U cross-section data for calculation of experimental critical systems. The 233U evaluations provided in two evaluated nuclear data libraries, the U.S. Data Bank [ENDF/B (Evaluated Nuclear Data Files)] and the Japanese Data Bank [JENDL (Japanese Evaluated Nuclear Data Library)] are examined. Calculations were performed for six thermal and ten fast experimental critical systems using the Sn transport XSDRNPM code. To verify the performance of the 233U cross-section data for nuclear criticality safety application in which the neutron energy spectrum is predominantly in the epithermal energy range, calculations of four numerical benchmark systems with energy spectra in the intermediate energy range were done. These calculations serve only as an indication of the difference in calculated results that may be expected when the two 233U cross-section evaluations are used for problems with neutron spectra in the intermediate energy range. Additionally, comparisons of experimental and calculated central fission rate ratios were also made. The study has suggested that an ad hoc 233U evaluation based on the JENDL library provides better overall results for both fast and thermal experimental critical systems

  5. Assessment of the Available (Sup 233)U Cross Sections Evaluations in the Calculation of Critical Benchmark Experiments

    Leal, L.C.

    1993-01-01

    In this report we investigate the adequacy of the available {sup 233}U cross-section data for calculation of experimental critical systems. The {sup 233}U evaluations provided in two evaluated nuclear data libraries, the U. S. Data Bank [ENDF/B (Evaluated Nuclear Data Files)] and the Japanese Data Bank [JENDL (Japanese Evaluated Nuclear Data Library)] are examined. Calculations were performed for six thermal and ten fast experimental critical systems using the Sn transport XSDRNPM code. To verify the performance of the {sup 233}U cross-section data for nuclear criticality safety application in which the neutron energy spectrum is predominantly in the epithermal energy range, calculations of four numerical benchmark systems with energy spectra in the intermediate energy range were done. These calculations serve only as an indication of the difference in calculated results that may be expected when the two {sup 233}U cross-section evaluations are used for problems with neutron spectra in the intermediate energy range. Additionally, comparisons of experimental and calculated central fission rate ratios were also made. The study has suggested that an ad hoc {sup 233}U evaluation based on the JENDL library provides better overall results for both fast and thermal experimental critical systems.

  6. The energy amplifier: A solid-phase, accelerator driven, sub critical Th/233 U breeder for nuclear energy production with minimal actinide waste

    We describe a hybrid system consisting of a medium current (1-10 mA), medium energy (1 GeV) proton accelerator feeding a subcritical assembly consisting of Thorium (or another fertile element) and a moderator medium (e.g. light water). Under conditions of moderate neutron flux (1014 ncm-2), we show by a computer simulation that a stable equilibrium evolves whereby the concentration of fissile 233U which is bred from Thorium is stable at about 1.3%. The 233U produces energy by fission and is continuously regenerated in-situ without resorting to any chemical separation. It is shown that the energy produced is several times larger than the energy required to power the proton accelerator, hence the name Energy Amplifier that we have chosen for that system. We have paid particular attention to the question of toxicity and show that this system will result in very small quantities of Plutonium and higher actinide waste. We also show the composition of actinides produced makes this system particularly resistant to nuclear weapons proliferation. This safe subcritical system is based on an abundant and inexpensive resource which is natural Thorium and can be built using present day technology

  7. Measurements of the yields of the light fission products from the reaction 233U(nsub(th),f) by a ionization chamber

    The aim of this thesis was to develop a new measuring apparature and measuring method which allows to study together with the mass separator 'Lohengrin' at the high flux reactor in Grenoble in realizable measurement times detailedly the unknown mass, nuclear charge, and energy distributions of the fission products resulting from the fission of 233U with thermal neutrons. First the yields and the energy distributions of the masses, thereafter the yields and the energy distributions of the isobaric nuclear charges of the light fission products in the mass range 79<=Asub(L)<=106 are measured. The measuring method for the determination of the mass yields consists of a energy measurement of the fission products separated in the mass separator by a ionization chamber. The isobaric nuclear charges and their yields are determined by the nuclear-charge-specific energy-loss method from the residual-energy spectra behind an absorber. (orig./HSI)

  8. 233U mass yield measurements around and within the symmetry region with the ILL Lohengrin spectrometer

    Chebboubi, A.; Kessedjian, G.; Sage, C.; Bernard, D.; Blanc, A.; Faust, H.; Köster, U.; Litaize, O.; Mutti, P.; Serot, O.

    2016-03-01

    The study of fission yields has a major impact on the characterization and understanding of the fission process and is mandatory for reactor applications. The LPSC in collaboration with ILL and CEA has developed a measurement program on fission fragment distributions at the Lohengrin spectrometer of the ILL, with a special focus on the masses constituting the heavy peak. We will present in this paper our measurement of the very low fission yields in the symmetry mass region and the heavy mass wing of the distribution for 233U thermal neutron induced fission. The difficulty due to the strong contamination by other masses with much higher yields will be addressed in the form of a new analysis method featuring the required contaminant correction. The apparition of structures in the kinetic energy distributions and possible interpretations will be discussed, such as a possible evidence of fission modes.

  9. Shutdown Margin for High Conversion BWRs Operating in Th-233U Fuel Cycle

    Shaposhnik, Yaniv; Elias, Ezra

    2013-01-01

    Several reactivity control system design options are explored in order to satisfy shutdown margin (SDM) requirements in a high conversion BWRs operating in Th-233U fuel cycle (Th-RBWR). The studied has an axially heterogeneous fuel assembly structure with a single fissile zone sandwiched between two fertile blanket zones. The utilization of an originally suggested RBWR Y-shape control rod in Th-RBWR is shown to be insufficient for maintaining adequate SDM to balance the high negative reactivity feedbacks, while maintaining fuel breeding potential, core power rating, and minimum Critical Power Ratio (CPR). Instead, an alternative assembly design, also relying on heterogeneous fuel zoning, is proposed for achieving fissile inventory ratio (FIR) above unity, adequate SDM and meeting minimum CPR limit at thermal core output matching the ABWR power. The new concept was modeled as a single 3-dimensional fuel assembly having reflective radial boundaries, using the BGCore system, which consists of the MCNP code coupl...

  10. 233U mass yield measurements around and within the symmetry region with the ILL Lohengrin spectrometer

    Chebboubi A.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The study of fission yields has a major impact on the characterization and understanding of the fission process and is mandatory for reactor applications. The LPSC in collaboration with ILL and CEA has developed a measurement program on fission fragment distributions at the Lohengrin spectrometer of the ILL, with a special focus on the masses constituting the heavy peak. We will present in this paper our measurement of the very low fission yields in the symmetry mass region and the heavy mass wing of the distribution for 233U thermal neutron induced fission. The difficulty due to the strong contamination by other masses with much higher yields will be addressed in the form of a new analysis method featuring the required contaminant correction. The apparition of structures in the kinetic energy distributions and possible interpretations will be discussed, such as a possible evidence of fission modes.

  11. Health physics experience during recovery of 233U from irradiated thorium rods

    Recovery of 233U from the irradiated thorium rods (46 numbers) received from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) was carried out successfully at Reprocessing Development Laboratory (RDL), Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR). The reprocessing was done in five stages viz., charging of fuel rods into charging flask, decladding, dissolution, solvent extraction and reconversion. The complete operation, being first of its kind, undertaken at the centre needed extensive health physics surveillance and supervision at each stage of the operation. The operational radiation protection methods followed and the experience gained during this initial campaign in area and personnel monitoring, air monitoring and contamination are discussed. The results of routine stack monitoring and analysis of waste generated in the process are given. Special operations like decommissioning of the glove box are highlighted. A brief description of unusual occurrences is also given. (author)

  12. 233U fuel production and 30-year utilization without reprocessing and refuelling using heavy water coolant

    This study examines the physics of a thorium fuel cycle based on generating the initial fissile (233U) fuel inventory in a Deuterium-Tritium fusion device and on operating a 600 MWth fission reactor. For both phases of the fuel cycle, the fuel form is an aqueous slurry consisting of thorium oxide micro-particles dispersed into heavy water. The slurry is the fuel carrier and the coolant. After 180 full power days in the fusion driven device, the fuel enrichment is 1.4%. The enrichments is defined as the ratio between the fissile actinides mass and the total actinides mass. After the removal of fission products, the 1.4% enriched slurry thorium-uranium fuel can be used for longer than 30 full power years in a 600 MWth critical reactor core, without adding any fissile material. The critical reactor has three zones: inner fissile, central fertile, and outer reflector. (author)

  13. Batch extraction studies for the recovery of 233U from thoria irradiated in PHWR

    Batch equilibrium studies were carried out to optimise the extraction parameters for the recovery of 233U from thoria irradiated in PHWR. The thorium concentration and the acidity of the feed was adjusted to ca. 100 g/l and 4 M nitric acid respectively. The concentration of uranium was in the range of 1.4 g/L and it contained long lived fission product like 144Ce-144Pr, 134Cs, 137Cs, 106Ru-106Rh, 105Eu, 154Eu, 90Sr-90Y and 125Sb. 3% TBP in dodecane was used as the solvent. Four stages of batch extraction was followed by a single scrub stage of 4 M nitric acid. The scrubbed organic was stripped with 0.01 M HNO3 thrice. The stripped product was concentrated by evaporation and passed through a cation exchanger to remove the residual thorium. The results of the studies are discussed in detail. (author)

  14. Breeding of 233U in the thorium–uranium fuel cycle in VVER reactors using heavy water

    A method is proposed for achieving optimal neutron kinetics and efficient isotope transmutation in the 233U–232Th oxide fuel of water-moderated reactors with variable water composition (D2O, H2O) that ensures breeding of the 233U and 235U isotopes. The method is comparatively simple to implement

  15. Health physics surveillance during recovery of 233U from irradiated thorium rods at reprocessing development lab, IGCAR

    Second campaign for the recovery of 233U from the irradiated rods from CIRUS and DHRUVA reactors at BARC, was carried out successfully at Reprocessing Development Laboratory (RDL) at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR). Health physics surveillance was provided all through the operation. The operational radiation protection methods followed and the experience gained during the campaign are discussed in this paper. (author)

  16. Breeding of {sup 233}U in the thorium–uranium fuel cycle in VVER reactors using heavy water

    Marshalkin, V. E., E-mail: marshalkin@vniief.ru; Povyshev, V. M. [Russian Federal Nuclear Center All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics (VNIIEF) (Russian Federation)

    2015-12-15

    A method is proposed for achieving optimal neutron kinetics and efficient isotope transmutation in the {sup 233}U–{sup 232}Th oxide fuel of water-moderated reactors with variable water composition (D{sub 2}O, H{sub 2}O) that ensures breeding of the {sup 233}U and {sup 235}U isotopes. The method is comparatively simple to implement.

  17. Application of the SCALE TSUNAMI Tools for the Validation of Criticality Safety Calculations Involving 233U

    Mueller, Don [ORNL; Rearden, Bradley T [ORNL; Hollenbach, Daniel F [ORNL

    2009-02-01

    The Radiochemical Development Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been storing solid materials containing 233U for decades. Preparations are under way to process these materials into a form that is inherently safe from a nuclear criticality safety perspective. This will be accomplished by down-blending the {sup 233}U materials with depleted or natural uranium. At the request of the U.S. Department of Energy, a study has been performed using the SCALE sensitivity and uncertainty analysis tools to demonstrate how these tools could be used to validate nuclear criticality safety calculations of selected process and storage configurations. ISOTEK nuclear criticality safety staff provided four models that are representative of the criticality safety calculations for which validation will be needed. The SCALE TSUNAMI-1D and TSUNAMI-3D sequences were used to generate energy-dependent k{sub eff} sensitivity profiles for each nuclide and reaction present in the four safety analysis models, also referred to as the applications, and in a large set of critical experiments. The SCALE TSUNAMI-IP module was used together with the sensitivity profiles and the cross-section uncertainty data contained in the SCALE covariance data files to propagate the cross-section uncertainties ({Delta}{sigma}/{sigma}) to k{sub eff} uncertainties ({Delta}k/k) for each application model. The SCALE TSUNAMI-IP module was also used to evaluate the similarity of each of the 672 critical experiments with each application. Results of the uncertainty analysis and similarity assessment are presented in this report. A total of 142 experiments were judged to be similar to application 1, and 68 experiments were judged to be similar to application 2. None of the 672 experiments were judged to be adequately similar to applications 3 and 4. Discussion of the uncertainty analysis and similarity assessment is provided for each of the four applications. Example upper subcritical limits (USLs) were

  18. Measurement of neutron capture and fission cross sections of 233U in the resonance region

    Tsekhanovich I.

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available In the framework of studies concerning new fuel cycles and nuclear wastes incineration experimental data of the α ratio between capture and fission cross sections of 233U reactions play an important role in the Th/U cycle. The safety evaluation and the detailed performance assessment for the generation IV nuclear-energy system based on 232Th cycle strongly depend on this ratio. Since the current data are scarce and sometimes contradictory, new experimental studies are required. The measurement will take place at the neutron time-of-flight facility GELINA at Geel, designed to perform neutron cross section measurements with high incident neutron-energy resolution. A dedicated high efficiency fission ionization chamber (IC as fission fragment detector and six C6D6 liquid scintilators sensitive to γ-rays and neutrons will be used. The method, based on the IC energy response study, allowing to distinguish between gammas originating from fission and capture, in the resonance region, will be presented.

  19. Numbers of prompt neutrons per fission for U233, U235, Pu239, and Cf252

    An absolute measurement of #-v#, the average number of prompt neutrons emitted per fission, is being made for the spontaneous fission of Cf262. The relative values of #-v# are being measured for neutron-induced fission of U233, U235, and Pu239, and are being compared with the spontaneous fission #-v# of Cf252. Neutrons with energies between thermal and 15 MeV are used. Particular emphasis is put on studying the dependence of #-v# on the incident neutron energy. A fission counter containing the appropriate isotope is placed in the centre of a large cadmium-loade d liquid scintillator. Through the fissionable isotope is passed a collimated beam of neutrons. Fission events, identified by pulses from the fission counter, open an electronic gate between the large liquid scintillator and a scaler. Scintillator pulses due to capture in the scintillating solution of thermalized fission neutrons are counted during the gate. The fission neutrons are detected almost independently of energy and with very high efficiency. With this technique values of #-v# to an accuracy of 1 % are expected. (author)

  20. Measurements of neutron induced capture and fission reactions on $^{233}$ U (EAR1)

    The $^{233}$U plays the essential role of ssile nucleus in the Th-U fuel cycle, which has been proposed as a safer and cleaner alternative to the U-Pu fuel cycle. Considered the scarce data available to assess the capture cross section, a measurement was proposed and successfully performed at the n_TOF facility at CERN using the 4$\\pi$ Total Absorp- tion Calorimeter (TAC). The measurement was extremely dicult due to the need to accurately distinguish between capture and fission $\\gamma$-rays without any additional discrim-ination tool and the measured capture cross section showed a signicant disagreement in magnitude when compared with the ENDF/B-VII.1 library despite the agreement in shape. We propose a new measurement that is aimed at providing a higher level of dis-crimination between competing nuclear reactions, to extend the neutron energy range and to obtain more precise and accurate data, thus fullling the demands of the "NEA High Priority Nuclear Data Request List". The setup is envisaged as a combin...

  1. Qualification and initial characterization of a high-purity 233U spike for use in uranium analyses

    Several high-purity 233U items potentially useful as isotope dilution mass spectrometry standards for safeguards, non-proliferation, and nuclear forensics measurements are identified and rescued from downblending. By preserving the supply of 233U materials of different pedigree for use as source materials for certified reference materials (CRMs), it is ensured that the safeguards community has high quality uranium isotopic standards required for calibration of the analytical instruments. One of the items identified as a source material for a high-purity CRM is characterized for the uranium isotope-amount ratios using thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS). Additional verification measurements on this material using quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS) are also performed. As a result, the comparison of the ICPMS uranium isotope-amount ratios with the TIMS data, with much smaller uncertainties, validated the ICPMS measurement practices. ICPMS is proposed for the initial screening of the purity of items in the rescue campaign

  2. Amster: a molten-salt reactor concept generating its own 233U and incinerating transuranium elements

    In the coming century, sustainable development of atomic energy will require the development of new types of reactors able to exceed the limits of the existing reactor types, be it in terms of optimum use of natural fuel resources, reduction in the production of long-lived radioactive waste, or economic competitiveness. Of the various candidates with the potential to meet these needs, molten-salt reactors are particularly attractive, in the light of the benefits they offer, arising from two fundamental features: - A liquid fuel does away with the constraints inherent in solid fuel, leading to a drastic simplification of the fuel cycle, in particular making in possible to carry out on-line pyrochemical reprocessing; - Thorium cycle and thermal spectrum breeding. The MSBR concept proposed by ORNL in the 1970's thus gave a breeding factor of 1.06, with a doubling time of about 25 years. However, given the tight neutron balance of the thorium cycle (the η of 233U is about 2.3), MSBR performance is only possible if there are strict constraints set on the in-line reprocessing unit: all the 233Pa must be removed from the core so that it can decay on the 233U in no more than about ten days (or at least 15 tonnes of salt to be extracted from the core daily), and the absorbing fission products, in particular the rare earths, must be extracted in about fifty days. With the AMSTER MSR concept, which we initially developed for incinerating transuranium elements, we looked to reduce the mass of salt to be reprocessed in order to minimise the size and complexity of the reprocessing unit coupled to the reactor, and the quantity of transuranium elements sent for disposal, as this is directly proportional to the mass of salt reprocessed for extraction of the fission products. Given that breeding was not an absolute necessity, because the reactor can be started by incinerating the transuranium elements from the spent fuel assemblies of current reactors, or if necessary by loading

  3. Neutronic optimization in high conversion Th-233U fuel assembly with simulated annealing

    This paper reports on fuel design optimization of a PWR operating in a self sustainable Th-233U fuel cycle. Monte Carlo simulated annealing method was used in order to identify the fuel assembly configuration with the most attractive breeding performance. In previous studies, it was shown that breeding may be achieved by employing heterogeneous Seed-Blanket fuel geometry. The arrangement of seed and blanket pins within the assemblies may be determined by varying the designed parameters based on basic reactor physics phenomena which affect breeding. However, the amount of free parameters may still prove to be prohibitively large in order to systematically explore the design space for optimal solution. Therefore, the Monte Carlo annealing algorithm for neutronic optimization is applied in order to identify the most favorable design. The objective of simulated annealing optimization is to find a set of design parameters, which maximizes some given performance function (such as relative period of net breeding) under specified constraints (such as fuel cycle length). The first objective of the study was to demonstrate that the simulated annealing optimization algorithm will lead to the same fuel pins arrangement as was obtained in the previous studies which used only basic physics phenomena as guidance for optimization. In the second part of this work, the simulated annealing method was used to optimize fuel pins arrangement in much larger fuel assembly, where the basic physics intuition does not yield clearly optimal configuration. The simulated annealing method was found to be very efficient in selecting the optimal design in both cases. In the future, this method will be used for optimization of fuel assembly design with larger number of free parameters in order to determine the most favorable trade-off between the breeding performance and core average power density. (authors)

  4. Cross sections and neutron yields for U233, U235 and Pu239 at 2200 m/sec

    The experimental information on the 2200 m/sec values for σabs, σf, α, ν and η for 233U , 235U and 23 been collected and discussed. The values will later be used in an evaluation of a 'best' set of data. In appendix the isotopic abundances of the uranium isotopes are discussed and also the alpha activities of the uranium isotopes and Pu-239

  5. Study of (n,p) and (n,α) cross-sections for 232Th, 231Pa, 233U isotopes

    The study of neutron induced reaction cross-sections in the charged particle emission in this energy region will help us to understand the energy dependence of activation cross-sections in detail, thereby providing a complete database that will lead to better understanding of mechanisms of the nuclear reactions. The present study describes nuclear model calculations of (n,p) and (n,α) reaction cross-sections for 232Th, 231Pa and 233U isotopes

  6. Modeling of vapour generator for clean-up separator module

    233U clean-up process plays an important role in the thorium fuel cycle. This process is based on laser isotope separation (LIS) using atomic vapour, where the impure 233U (containing 232U) is evaporated in high vacuum environment. The vapour is interacted with laser beam to selectively ionize 232U, which is removed by electrostatic means

  7. Investigation of tritium and 233U breeding in a fission-fusion hybrid reactor fuelling with ThO2

    In the world, thorium reserves are three times more than natural Uranium reserves. It is planned in the near future that nuclear reactors will use thorium as a fuel. Thorium is not a fissile isotope because it doesn't make fission with thermal neutrons so it could be converted to 233U isotope which has very high quality fission cross-section with thermal neutrons. 233U isotope can be used in present LWRs as an enrichment fuel. In the fusion reactors, tritium is the most important fossil fuel. Because tritium is not natural isotope, it has to be produced in the reactor. The purpose of this work is to investigate the tritium and 233U breeding in a fission-fusion hybrid reactor fuelling with ThO2 for Δt=10 days during a reactor operation period in five years. The neutronic analysis is performed on an experimental hybrid blanket geometry. In the center of the hybrid blanket, there is a line neutron source in a cylindrical cavity, which simulates the fusion plasma chamber where high energy neutrons (14.1 MeV) are produced. The conventional fusion reaction delivers the external neutron source for blankets following, 2D + 3T →? 4He (3.5 MeV) + n (14.1 MeV). (1) The fuel zone made up of natural-ThO2 fuel and it is cooled with different coolants. In this work, five different moderator materials, which are Li2BeF4, LiF-NaF-BeF2, Li20Sn80, natural Lithium and Li17Pb83, are used as coolants. The radial reflector, called tritium breeding zones, is made of different Lithium compounds and graphite in sandwich structure. In the work, eight different Lithium compounds were used as tritium breeders in the tritium breeding zones, which are Li3N, Li2O, Li2O2, Li2TiO3, Li4SiO3, Li2ZrO3, LiBr and LiH. Neutron transport calculations are conducted in spherical geometry with the help of SCALE4.4A SYSTEM by solving the Boltzmann transport equation with code CSAS and XSDRNPM, under consideration of unresolved and resolved resonances, in S8-P3 approximation with Gaussian quadratures using

  8. Fractional independent yields of 141La and 142La from thermal-neutron-induced fission of 233U

    The fractional independent yields of 141La and 142La from thermal-neutron-induced fission of 233U were found to be 0.026 +- 0.006 and 0.068 +- 0.010, respectively. These yields are consistent with charge distributions for which σ = 0.56 +- 0.02 and 0.52 +- 0.02, respectively. These results are in good agreement with similar yields measured for fission of 235U, but not with those from fission of 249Cf. (author)

  9. Fission, total and neutron capture cross section measurements at ORELA for {sup 233}U, {sup 27}Al and natural chlorine

    Guber, K.H.; Spencer, R.R.; Leal, L.C.; Larson, D.C.; Santos, G. Dos; Harvey, J.A.; Hill, N.W.

    1998-08-01

    The authors have made use of the Oak Ridge Electron Linear Accelerator (ORELA) to measure the fission cross section of {sup 233}U in the neutron energy range of 0.36 eV to {approximately} 700 keV. This paper reports integral data and average cross sections. In addition they measured the total neutron cross section of {sup 27}Al and natural chlorine, as well as the capture cross section of Al over an energy range from 100 eV up to about 400 keV.

  10. Fission cross-section measurements on 233U and minor actinides at the CERN n-TOF facility

    Neutron-induced fission cross-sections of minor actinides have been measured at the white neutron source n-TOF at CERN, Geneva. The studied isotopes include 233U, interesting for Th/U based nuclear fuel cycles, 241,243Am and 245Cm, relevant for transmutation and waste reduction studies in new generation fast reactors (Gen-IV) or Accelerator Driven Systems. The measurements take advantage of the unique features of the n-TOF facility, namely the wide energy range, the high instantaneous neutron flux and the low background. Results for the involved isotopes are reported from ∼30 meV to around 1 MeV neutron energy. The measurements have been performed with a dedicated Fission Ionization Chamber (FIC), relative to the standard cross-section of the 235U fission reaction, measured simultaneously with the same detector. Results are here reported. (authors)

  11. Multiplicity and energy of neutrons from {sup 233}U(n{sub th},f) fission fragments

    Nishio, Katsuhisa; Kimura, Itsuro; Nakagome, Yoshihiro [Kyoto Univ. (Japan)

    1998-03-01

    The correlation between fission fragments and prompt neutrons from the reaction {sup 233}U(n{sub th},f) was measured with improved accuracy. The results determined the neutron multiplicity and emission energy as a function of fragment mass and total kinetic energy. The average energy as a function of fragment mass followed a nearly symmetric distribution centered about the equal mass-split and formed a remarkable contrast with the saw-tooth distribution of the average neutron multiplicity. The neutron multiplicity from the specified fragment decreases linearly with total kinetic energy, and the slope of multiplicity with kinetic energy had the minimum value at about 130 u. The level density parameter versus mass determined from the neutron data showed a saw-tooth structure with the pronounced minimum at about 128 and generally followed the formula by Gilbert and Cameron, suggesting that the neutron emission process was very much affected by the shell-effect of the fission fragment. (author)

  12. Cost-based optimizations of power density and target-blanket modularity for {sup 232}Th/{sup 233}U-based ADEP

    Krakowski, R.A.

    1995-07-01

    A cost-based parametric systems model is developed for an Accelerator-Driven Energy Production (ADEP) system based on a {sup 232}Th/{sup 233}U fuel cycle and a molten-salt (LiF/BeF{sub 2}/ThF{sub 3}) fluid-fuel primary system. Simplified neutron-balance, accelerator, reactor-core, chemical-processing, and balance-of-plant models are combined parametrically with a simplified costing model. The main focus of this model is to examine trade offs related to fission power density, reactor-core modularity, {sup 233}U breeding rate, and fission product transmutation capacity.

  13. Utilization of non-weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium with breeding of the 233U isotope in the VVER reactors using thorium and heavy water

    A method for joint utilization of non-weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium in the thorium–uranium—plutonium oxide fuel of a water-moderated reactor with a varying water composition (D2O, H2O) is proposed. The method is characterized by efficient breeding of the 233U isotope and safe reactor operation and is comparatively simple to implement

  14. Utilization of non-weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium with breeding of the 233U isotope in the VVER reactors using thorium and heavy water

    Marshalkin, V. E.; Povyshev, V. M.

    2015-12-01

    A method for joint utilization of non-weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium in the thorium-uranium—plutonium oxide fuel of a water-moderated reactor with a varying water composition (D2O, H2O) is proposed. The method is characterized by efficient breeding of the 233U isotope and safe reactor operation and is comparatively simple to implement.

  15. Measurement of the $^{233}$U neutron capture cross section at the n_TOF facility at CERN

    Carrapiço, Carlos; Berthoumieux, Eric; Gonçalves, Isabel; Gunsing, Frank

    2012-12-12

    The Thorium-Uranium (Th-U) fuel cycle has been envisaged as an alternative to the Uranium-Plutonium (U-Pu) fuel cycle for electricity generation using nuclear power reactors. Indeed, thorium can be used as a nuclear fuel, and several studies and R&D programs seem to provide evidence on the sustainability of the Th-U fuel cycle, due to (i) the natural abundance of Thorium, (ii) the improved proliferation resistance offered by the Th-U fuel cycle relative to the U-Pu fuel cycle, (iii) the better neutronics performance of the Th-U fuel cycle throughout the whole neutron energy range compared to the U-Pu fuel cycle, (iv) the lower radiotoxicity of the generated spent fuel in reactors with Th-U fuel cycle and, consequently (v) better economics and public acceptance of the reactors operated using the Th-U fuel cycle compared to those using the U-Pu fuel cycle (prior to the Generation IV nuclear reactors). In a nuclear reactor operated using the Th-U fuel cycle, $^{233}$U is a key nuclide governing the neutr...

  16. Dissolution of unirradiated UO{sub 2} and UO{sub 2} doped with {sup 233}U under reducing conditions

    Ollila, K. [VTT Processes (Finland); Oversby, V.M. [VMO Konsult (Sweden)

    2005-01-01

    Experiments have been conducted to determine an upper limit to the dissolution rate of UO{sub 2} under reducing conditions appropriate to those in a geologic repository for spent fuel disposal in Finland and Sweden. Test duration ranged from 52 to 140 days. The total amount of U recovered in each test was converted into a dissolution rate per year for the sample. The dissolution rate was then used to calculate an expected lifetime for the samples under the test conditions. The dissolution rate did not depend on the length of the testing period. Rather, the dissolution rate appeared to decrease as the samples were exposed to sequential testing periods. This indicates that the results are still influenced by transient effects such as high-energy surface sites, which implies that the dissolution rates measured are upper limits. The sample lifetimes calculated from the last two testing periods, which had a total of 269 days, ranged from 7 to 10 million years. There was no indication of an effect of alpha radiolysis on the dissolution rate results for samples with doping levels of 0, 5, and 10% {sup 233}U.

  17. Evaluation of the thermal-neutron constants for 233U, 235U, 239Pu and 241Pu

    A consistent set of best values of the 2200 meter/second neutron cross sections, Westcott g-factors, and fission neutron yields for 233U, 235U, 239Pu and 241Pu are presented. A least squares fitting program, LSF, is used to obtain the best fit and to estimate the sensitivity of these fissile parameters to the quoted uncertainties in experimental data. The half-lives of the uranium and plutonium nuclides have been evaluated and these have been used to reassess the significant experimental data. The latest revision of the spontaneous fission neutron yield anti nu, of 252Cf and the foil thickness corrections to the fission neutron yield ratios of fissile nuclei to 252Cf are included. These lead to greater consistency in the data used for anti nu (252Cf). Similarly, the 234U half-life as revised leads to improved consistency in the 235U fission cross section. Comparison is made with the values from ENDF/B-V and other evaluations

  18. Coulomb effects in isobaric cold fission from reactions 233U(nth,f), 235U(nth,f), 239Pu(nth,f) and 252Cf(sf)

    Montoya, Modesto

    2014-01-01

    The Coulomb effect hypothesis, formerly used to interpret fluctuations in the curve of maximal total kinetic energy as a function of light fragment mass in reactions 233U(nth,f), 235U(nth,f) and 239Pu(nth,f), is confirmed in high kinetic energy as well as in low excitation energy windows, respectively. Data from reactions 233U(nth,f), 235U(nth,f), 239Pu(nth,f) and 252Cf(sf) show that, between two isobaric fragmentations with similar Q-values, the more asymmetric charge split reaches the higher value of total kinetic energy. Moreover, in isobaric charge splits with different Q-values, similar preference for asymmetrical fragmentations is observed in low excitation energy windows.

  19. Neutron-induced fission cross-section of 233U in the energy range 0.5n< 20 MeV

    The neutron-induced fission cross-section of 233U has been measured at the CERN n-TOF facility relative to the standard fission cross-section of 235U between 0.5 and 20MeV. The experiment was performed with a fast ionization chamber for the detection of the fission fragments and to discriminate against α -particles from the natural radioactivity of the samples. The high instantaneous flux and the low background of the n-TOF facility result in data with uncertainties of ∼ 3%, which were found in good agreement with previous experiments. The high quality of the present results allows to improve the evaluation of the 233U (n,f) cross-section and, consequently, the design of energy systems based on the Th/U cycle. (orig.)

  20. Neutron-induced fission cross-section of {sup 233}U in the energy range 0.5

    Belloni, F.; Milazzo, P.M.; Abbondanno, U.; Fujii, K.; Moreau, C. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Trieste (Italy); Calviani, M. [Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Legnaro (Italy); CERN, Geneva (Switzerland); Colonna, N.; Marrone, S.; Meaze, M.H.; Tagliente, G.; Terlizzi, R. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Bari (Italy); Mastinu, P.; Gramegna, F. [Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Legnaro (Italy); Aerts, G.; Andriamonje, S.; Berthoumieux, E.; Dridi, W.; Gunsing, F.; Pancin, J.; Perrot, L.; Plukis, A. [CEA, Irfu, Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Alvarez, H.; Cano-Ott, D.; Duran, I.; Embid-Segura, M.; Gonzalez-Romero, E.; Paradela, C. [Univ. de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago (Spain); Alvarez-Velarde, F.; Guerrero, C.; Martinez, T.; Villamarin, D.; Vincente, M.C. [Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas Medioambientales y Technologicas, Madrid (Spain); Andrzejewski, J.; Marganiec, J. [Univ. of Lodz, Lodz (Poland); Audouin, L.; Dillmann, I.; Heil, M.; Kaeppeler, F.; Mosconi, M.; Plag, R.; Voss, F.; Walter, S.; Wisshak, K. [Inst. fuer Kernphysik, Karlsruhe Inst. of Technology, Campus Nord, Karlsruhe (Germany); Badurek, G.; Jericha, E.; Leeb, H.; Oberhummer, H.; Pigni, M.T. [Technische Univ. Wien, Atominstitut der Oesterreichischen Univ., Wien (Austria); Baumann, P.; David, S.; Kerveno, M.; Lukic, S.; Rudolf, G. [Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/IN2P3 - IReS, Strasbourg (France); Becvar, F.; Krticka, M. [Charles Univ., Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Prague (Czech Republic); Calvino, F.; Cortes, G.; Poch, A.; Pretel, C. [Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain); Capote, R. [NAPC/Nuclear Data Section, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); Univ. de Sevilla, Sevilla (Spain); Carrapico, C.; Goncalves, I.; Salgado, J.; Santos, C.; Tavora, L.; Vaz, P. [Inst. Tecnologico e Nuclear, Lisbon (Portugal)] [and others

    2011-01-15

    The neutron-induced fission cross-section of {sup 233}U has been measured at the CERN n-TOF facility relative to the standard fission cross-section of {sup 235}U between 0.5 and 20MeV. The experiment was performed with a fast ionization chamber for the detection of the fission fragments and to discriminate against {alpha} -particles from the natural radioactivity of the samples. The high instantaneous flux and the low background of the n-TOF facility result in data with uncertainties of {approx} 3%, which were found in good agreement with previous experiments. The high quality of the present results allows to improve the evaluation of the {sup 233}U (n,f) cross-section and, consequently, the design of energy systems based on the Th/U cycle. (orig.)

  1. Development of a method for recovery of 233U from thorium oxalate cake in reconversion step of reprocessing of irradiated thorium rods

    A method is developed for the selective leaching of 233U from a thorium oxalate cake. The leaching capacity of ammonium carbonate and nitric acid have been investigated, showing that (NH4)2CO3 leads to higher recovery. The maximum leaching efficiency is obtained using 0.5% ammonium carbonate, with a minimal thorium pick-up. A uranium recovery of 94% is obtained after three consecutive contact experiments in carbonate media, with minimal thorium uptake in the leachate. This process was applied to an actual plant stream, allowing the reduction of the 233U α-activity from 5.64 to 0.3 μCi/g of thorium oxalate cake. (author)

  2. Delayed Fission Gamma-ray Characteristics of Th-232 U-233 U-235 U-238 and Pu-239

    Lane, Taylor [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Parma, Edward J. [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2015-08-01

    Delayed fission gamma-rays play an important role in determining the time dependent ioniz- ing dose for experiments in the central irradiation cavity of the Annular Core Research Reactor (ACRR). Delayed gamma-rays are produced from both fission product decay and from acti- vation of materials in the core, such as cladding and support structures. Knowing both the delayed gamma-ray emission rate and the time-dependent gamma-ray energy spectrum is nec- essary in order to properly determine the dose contributions from delayed fission gamma-rays. This information is especially important when attempting to deconvolute the time-dependent neutron, prompt gamma-ray, and delayed gamma-ray contribution to the response of a diamond photo-conducting diode (PCD) or fission chamber in time frames of milliseconds to seconds following a reactor pulse. This work focused on investigating delayed gamma-ray character- istics produced from fission products from thermal, fast, and high energy fission of Th-232, U-233, U-235, U-238, and Pu-239. This work uses a modified version of CINDER2008, a transmutation code developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory, to model time and energy dependent photon characteristics due to fission. This modified code adds the capability to track photon-induced transmutations, photo-fission, and the subsequent radiation caused by fission products due to photo-fission. The data is compared against previous work done with SNL- modified CINDER2008 [ 1 ] and experimental data [ 2 , 3 ] and other published literature, includ- ing ENDF/B-VII.1 [ 4 ]. The ability to produce a high-fidelity (7,428 group) energy-dependent photon fluence at various times post-fission can improve the delayed photon characterization for radiation effects tests at research reactors, as well as other applications.

  3. Investigation of the prompt neutron emission mechanism in low energy fission of 235,233U(nth, f) and 252Cf(sf)

    Val’ski G.V.; Gagarski A.M.; Shcherbakov O.A.; Vorobyev A.S.; Petrov G.A.

    2010-01-01

    A series of experiments has been performed to measure prompt neutron angular and energy distributions from thermal neutron-induced fission of 235,233U in correlation with the fission fragments. These distributions have been analyzed with the assumption of neutron isotropic emission from accelerated fission fragments. The performed analysis demonstrates that all obtained results can be described within 5% accuracy using this assumption. This discrepancy is approximately constant and doesn’t de...

  4. Utilization of non-weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium with breeding of the {sup 233}U isotope in the VVER reactors using thorium and heavy water

    Marshalkin, V. E., E-mail: marshalkin@vniief.ru; Povyshev, V. M. [Russian Federal Nuclear Center All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics (Russian Federation)

    2015-12-15

    A method for joint utilization of non-weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium in the thorium–uranium—plutonium oxide fuel of a water-moderated reactor with a varying water composition (D{sub 2}O, H{sub 2}O) is proposed. The method is characterized by efficient breeding of the {sup 233}U isotope and safe reactor operation and is comparatively simple to implement.

  5. Monte Carlo analysis of direct measurements of the fission neutron yield per absorption by 233U and 235U of monochromatic neutrons

    Monte Carlo analysis of the measurements of Smith et al. of the number of fission neutrons produced per neutron absorbed, eta, for 2200 m/sec neutrons absorbed by 233U and 235U yields: eta2200233 = 2.2993 +- 0.0082 and eta2200235 = 2.0777 +- 0.0064. The standard deviations include Monte Carlo, cross section, and experimental uncertainties. The Monte Carlo analysis was confirmed by calculating measured quantities used by the experimentalists in determining eta2200

  6. Measurement of neutron induced fission of {sup 235}U, {sup 233}U and {sup 245}Cm with the FIC detector at the CERN n-TOF facility

    Calviani, M.; Karadimos, D.; Abbondanno, U.; Aerts, G.; Alvarez, H.; Alvarez-Velarde, F.; Andriamonje, S.; Andrzejewski, J.; Assimakopoulos, P.; Audouin, L.; Badurek, G.; Baumann, P.; Becvar, F.; Berthoumieux, E.; Calvino, F.; Cano-Ott, D.; Capote, R.; Carrapic, C.; Cennini, P.; Chepel, V.; Chiaveri, E.; Colonna, N.; Cortes, G.; Couture, A.; Cox, J.; Dahlfors, M.; David, S.; Dillmann, I.; Domingo-Pardo, C.; Dridi, W.; Duran, I.; Eleftheriadis, C.; Embid-Segura, M.; Ferrant, L.; Ferrari, A.; Ferreira-Marques, R.; Fujii, K.; Furman, W.; Goncalves, I.; Gonzalez-Romero, E.; Gramegna, F.; Guerrero, C.; Gunsing, F.; Haas, B.; Haight, R.; Heil, M.; Herrera-Martinez, A.; Igashira, M.; Jericha, E.; Kappeler, F.; Kadi, Y.; Karamanis, D.; Kerveno, M.; Koehler, P.; Kossionides, E.; Krticka, M.; Lampoudis, C.; Leeb, H.; Lindote, A.; Lopes, I.; Lozano, M.; Lukic, S.; Marganiec, J.; Marrone, S.; Martinez, T.; Massimi, C.; Mastinu, P.; Mengoni, A.; Milazzo, P.M.; Moreau, C.; Mosconi, M.; Neves, F.; Oberhummer, H.; O' Brien, S.; Pancin, J.; Papachristodoulou, C.; Papadopoulos, C.; Paradela, C.; Patronis, N.; Pavlik, A.; Pavlopoulos, P.; Perrot, L.; Pigni, M.T.; Plag, R.; Plompen, A.; Plukis, A.; Poch, A.; Praena, J.; Pretel, C.; Quesada, J.; Rauscher, T.; Reifarth, R.; Rubbia, C.; Rudolf, G.; Rullhusen, P.; Salgado, J.; Santos, C.; Sarchiapone, L.; Savvidis, I.; Stephan, C.; Tagliente, G.; Tain, J.L.; Tassan-Got, L.; Tavora, L.; Terlizzi, R.; Vannini, G.; Vaz, P.; Ventura, A.; Villamarin, D.; Vincente, M.C.; Vlachoudis, V.; Vlastou, R.; Voss, F.; Walter, S.; Wiescher, M.; Wisshak, K

    2008-07-01

    A series of measurements of neutron induced fission cross section of various transuranic isotopes have been performed at the CERN n-TOF spallation neutron facility, in the energy range from thermal to nearly 250 MeV. The experimental apparatus consists in a fast ionization chamber (FIC), used as a fission fragment detector with a high efficiency. Good discrimination between alphas and fission fragments can be obtained with a simple amplitude threshold. In order to allow the monitoring of the neutron beam and to extract the n-TOF neutron flux, the well known cross section of the {sup 235}U(n,f) reaction, considered as a fission standard, has been used. Preliminary results for the cross section are shown for some selected isotopes such as {sup 235}U, {sup 233}U and {sup 245}Cm in the energy range from 0.050 eV to about 2 MeV. These results for {sup 235}U, {sup 233}U and {sup 245}Cm show results consistent with databases in the resonance region, with no normalization required for {sup 233}U. In the case of {sup 245}Cm, for the energy range between thermal and 20 eV, we obtained the first experimental data ever published, while showing a good agreement with previous data in the region above that value.

  7. Measurement of neutron induced fission of 235U, 233U and 245Cm with the FIC detector at the CERN n-TOF facility

    A series of measurements of neutron induced fission cross section of various transuranic isotopes have been performed at the CERN n-TOF spallation neutron facility, in the energy range from thermal to nearly 250 MeV. The experimental apparatus consists in a fast ionization chamber (FIC), used as a fission fragment detector with a high efficiency. Good discrimination between alphas and fission fragments can be obtained with a simple amplitude threshold. In order to allow the monitoring of the neutron beam and to extract the n-TOF neutron flux, the well known cross section of the 235U(n,f) reaction, considered as a fission standard, has been used. Preliminary results for the cross section are shown for some selected isotopes such as 235U, 233U and 245Cm in the energy range from 0.050 eV to about 2 MeV. These results for 235U, 233U and 245Cm show results consistent with databases in the resonance region, with no normalization required for 233U. In the case of 245Cm, for the energy range between thermal and 20 eV, we obtained the first experimental data ever published, while showing a good agreement with previous data in the region above that value.

  8. Dissolution rates of unirradiated UO2, UO2 doped with 233U, and spent fuel under normal atmospheric conditions and under reducing conditions using an isotope dilution method

    The experimental results given in this report allow us to draw the following conclusions. 1) Tests using unirradiated fuel pellet materials from two different manufacturers gave very different dissolution rates under air atmosphere testing. Tests for fragments of pellets from different pellets made by the same manufacturer gave good agreement. This indicates that details of the manufacturing process have a large effect on the behavior of unirradiated UO2 in dissolution experiments. Care must be taken in interpreting differences in results obtained in different laboratories because the results may be affected by manufacturing effects. 2) Long-term tests under air atmosphere have begun to show the effects of precipitation. Further testing will be needed before the samples reach steady state. 3) Testing of unirradiated UO2 in systems containing an iron strip to produce reducing conditions gave [U] less than detection limits (235U added as spike was recovered, indicating that 90% of the spike had precipitated onto the solid sample or the iron strip. 9) Tests of UO2 pellet materials containing 233U to provide an alpha decay activity similar to that expected for spent fuel 3000 and 10,000 years after disposal showed that the pellet materials behaved as expected under air atmosphere conditions, showing that the manufacturing method was successful. 10) Early testing of the 233U-doped materials under reducing conditions showed relatively rapid (30 minute) dissolution of small amounts of U at the start of the puff test procedure. Results of analyses of an acidified fraction of the same solutions after 1 or 2 weeks holding indicate that the solutions were inhomogeneous, indicating the presence of colloidal material or small grains of solid. 11) Samples from the 233U-doped tests initially indicated dissolution of solid during the first week of testing, with some indication of more rapid dissolution of the material with the higher doping. 12) The second cycle of testing of the

  9. Evaluation of fission cross sections and covariances for {sup 233}U, {sup 235}U, {sup 238}U, {sup 239}Pu, {sup 240}Pu, and {sup 241}Pu

    Kawano, Toshihiko [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan); Matsunobu, Hiroyuki [Data Engineering, Inc. (Japan); Murata, Toru [AITEL Corporation, Tokyo (JP)] [and others

    2000-02-01

    A simultaneous evaluation code SOK (Simultaneous evaluation on KALMAN) has been developed, which is a least-squares fitting program to absolute and relative measurements. The SOK code was employed to evaluate the fission cross sections of {sup 233}U, {sup 235}U, {sup 238}U, {sup 239}Pu, {sup 240}Pu, and {sup 241}Pu for the evaluated nuclear data library JENDL-3.3. Procedures of the simultaneous evaluation and the experimental database of the fission cross sections are described. The fission cross sections obtained were compared with evaluated values given in JENDL-3.2 and ENDF/B-VI. (author)

  10. Neutron-induced fission cross sections of 233U and 243Am in the energy range 0.5 Mev En 20 MeV @ n_TOF

    Belloni, F; Milazzo, P M; Calviani, M; Colonna, N; Mastinu, P; Abbondanno, U; Aerts, G; Álvarez, H; Álvarez-Velarde, F; Andriamonje, S; Andrzejewski, J; Assimakopoulos, P; Audouin, L; Badurek, G; Baumann, P; Becvár, F; Berthoumieux, E; Calviño, F; Cano-Ott, D; Capote, R; Carrapiço, C; Cennini, P; Chepel, V; Chiaveri, E; Cortes, G; Couture, A; Cox, J; Dahlfors, M; David, S; Dillmann, I; Domingo-Pardo, C; Dridi, W; Duran, I; Eleftheriadis, C; Embid-Segura, M; Ferrant, L; Ferrari, A; Ferreira-Marques, R; Fujii, K; Furman, W; Goncalves, I; González-Romero, E; Gramegna, F; Guerrero, C; Gunsing, F; Haas, B; Haight, R; Heil, M; Herrera-Martinez, A; Igashira, M; Jericha, E; Käppeler, F; Kadi, Y; Karadimos, D; Karamanis, D; Kerveno, M; Koehler, P; Kossionides, E; Krticka, M; Lampoudis, C; Leeb, H; Lindote, A; Lopes, I; Lozano, M; Lukic, S; Marganiec, J; Marrone, S; Martínez, T; Massimi, C; Mengoni, A; Moreau, C; Mosconi, M; Neves, F; Oberhummer, H; O'Brien, S; Pancin, J; Papachristodoulou, C; Papadopoulos, C; Paradela, C; Patronis, N; Pavlik, A; Pavlopoulos, P; Perrot, L; Pigni, M T; Plag, R; Plompen, A; Plukis, A; Poch, A; Praena, J; Pretel, C; Quesada, J; Rauscher, T; Reifarth, R; Rubbia, C; Rudolf, G; Rullhusen, P; Salgado, J; Santos, C; Sarchiapone, L; Savvidis, I; Stephan, C; Tagliente, G; Tain, J L; Tassan-Got, L; Tavora, L; Terlizzi, R; Vannini, G; Vazl, P; Ventura, A; Villamarin, D; Vincente, M C; Vlachoudis, V; Vlastou, R; Voss, F; Walter, S; Wiescher, M; Wisshak, K

    2011-01-01

    Neutron-induced fission cross-sections of actinides have been recently measured at the neutron time of flight facility n_TOF at CERN in the frame of a research project involving isotopes relevant for nuclear astrophysics and nuclear technologies. Fission fragments are detected by a gas counter with good discrimination between nuclear fission products and background events. Neutron-induced fission cross-sections of 233U and 243Am were determined relative to 235U. The present paper reports the results obtained at neutron energies between 0.5 and 20 MeV.

  11. A 233U/236U/242Pu/244Pu spike for isotopic and isotope dilution analysis by mass spectrometry with internal calibration

    The Khlopin Radium Institute prepared on behalf of the IAEA a synthetic mixture of 233U, 236U, 242Pu and 244Pu isotopes. The isotopic composition and elemental concentration of uranium and plutonium were certified on the basis of analyses done by four laboratories of the IAEA Network, using mass spectrometry with internal standardization. The certified values for 233U/236U ratio and the 236U chemical concentration have a coefficient of variation of 0.05%. The latter is fixed by the uncertainty in the 235U/238U ratio of NBS500 used as internal standard. The coefficients of variation of the 244Pu/242Pu ratio and the 242Pu chemical concentration are respectively 0.10% and 0.16% and limited by the uncertainty in the 240Pu/239Pu ratio of NBS947. This four isotope mixture was used as an internal standard as well as a spike, to analyze 30 batches of LWR spent fuel solutions. The repeatability of the mass spectrometric measurements have a coefficient of variation of 0.025% for the uranium concentration, and of 0.039% for the plutonium concentration. The spiking and treatment errors had a coefficient of variation of 0.048%. (author). Refs, figs and tabs

  12. Collective and single-particle excitations in the heavy deformable nuclei 234U, 233U, 231Th, 230Pa and 232Pa

    In this thesis five heavy deformed isotopes from the mass region A≥230, namely 234U, 233U, 231Th, 230Pa and 232Pa, were investigated by means of deuteron-induced neutron transfer reactions. The even-even isotope 234U has been studied with the 4π-γ-spectrometer MINIBALL at the Cologne Tandem accelerator. Excited nuclei in the isotope 234U were produced using the reaction 235U(d,t) at a beam energy of 11 MeV. The target thickness was 3.5 mg/cm2. The analysis of the γγ-coincidence data yielded a reinterpretation of the level scheme in 12 cases. Considering its decay characteristics, the 4+ state at an excitation energy of 1886.7 keV is a potential candidate for a two-phonon vibrational state. The isotopes 233U, 231Th, 230Pa and 232Pa were investigated at the Munich Q3D spectrometer. For each isotope an angular distribution with angles between 5 and 45 were measured. In all four cases the energy of the polarized deuteron beam (vector polarization of 80%) was 22 MeV. As targets 234U (160 μg/cm2), 230Th (140 μg/cm2) and 231Pa (140 μg/cm2) were used. The experimental angular distributions were compared to results of DWBA calculations. For the odd isotope 233U spin and parity for 33 states are assigned and in the other odd isotope 231Th 22 assignments are made. The excitation spectra of the two odd-odd isotopes 230Pa and 232Pa were investigated for the first time. For the isotope 230Pa 63 states below an excitation energy of 1.5 MeV are identified. Based on the new experimental data the Nilsson configuration of the ground state is either 1/2[530]p-5/2[633]n or 1/2[530]p+3/2[631]n. In addition 12 rotational bands are proposed and from this six values for the GM splitting energy are deduced as well as two new values for the Newby shift. In the other odd-odd isotope 232Pa 40 states below an excitation energy of 850 keV are observed and suggestions for the groundstate band and its GM partner are made. From this one GM splitting energy was determined.

  13. Study of the mass, isotopic and kinetic energy distributions of the 233U(nth, f) and 241Pu(nth, f) fission products measured at the Lohengrin mass spectrometer (ILL)

    Fission product yields are significant nuclear data for neutronic simulations. The purpose of this work is to improve fission yield knowledge for two fissile nuclei: 241Pu and 233U. Those are respectively involved in the uranium and thorium nuclear fuel cycle. The measurements are performed at the Lohengrin mass spectrometer of the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) located in Grenoble. The spectrometer is combined with an ionization chamber to measure mass yields of 241Pu and 233U and with a gamma spectrometry set-up to determine isotopic yields of 233U. A new analysis method of experimental data has been developed in order to control systematics and to reduce experimental biases. For the first time, the experimental variance-covariance matrix of our measured fission yields could be deduced. (author)

  14. Determination of the extraction efficiency for $^{233}$U source $\\alpha$-recoil ions from the MLL buffer-gas stopping cell

    von der Wense, Lars; Laatiaoui, Mustapha; Thirolf, Peter G

    2016-01-01

    Following the $\\alpha$ decay of $^{233}$U, $^{229}$Th recoil ions are shown to be extracted in a significant amount from the MLL buffer-gas stopping cell. The produced recoil ions and subsequent daughter nuclei are mass purified with the help of a customized quadrupole mass spectrometer. The combined extraction and mass-purification efficiency for $^{229}$Th$^{3+}$ is determined via MCP-based measurements and via the direct detection of the $^{229}$Th $\\alpha$ decay. A large value of $(10\\pm2)$\\% for the combined extraction and mass-purification efficiency of $^{229}$Th$^{3+}$ is obtained at a mass resolution of about 1 u/e. In addition to $^{229}$Th, also other $\\alpha$-recoil ions of the $^{233,232}$U decay chains are addressed.

  15. Investigation of the prompt neutron emission mechanism in low energy fission of 235,233U(nth, f and 252Cf(sf

    Val’ski G.V.

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available A series of experiments has been performed to measure prompt neutron angular and energy distributions from thermal neutron-induced fission of 235,233U in correlation with the fission fragments. These distributions have been analyzed with the assumption of neutron isotropic emission from accelerated fission fragments. The performed analysis demonstrates that all obtained results can be described within 5% accuracy using this assumption. This discrepancy is approximately constant and doesn’t depend on fragment mass and the total kinetic energy (TKE. Some minor peculiarities of angular distribution may be interpreted as a result of anisotropy of the fission neutron angular distribution in the fragment center-of-mass system.

  16. Measurement of Neutron Induced Fission of 235U, 233U and 245Cm with the FIC Detector at the CERN n()TOF Facility

    A series of measurements of neutron induced fission cross section of various TRU isotopes have been performed at the CERN n()TOF spallation neutron facility, in the energy range from thermal to nearly 250 MeV. The experimental apparatus consists in a fast ionization chamber (FIC), used as a fission fragment detector with a high efficiency. Good discrimination between alphas and fission fragments can be obtained with a simple amplitude threshold. In order to allow the monitoring of the neutron beam and to extract the n()TOF neutron flux, the well known cross section of the 235U(n,f) reaction, considered as a fission standard, has been used. Preliminary results for the cross section are shown for some selected isotopes such as 235U, 233U and 245Cm in the energy range from 0.050 eV to about 2 MeV.

  17. Fission Cross-section Measurements of (233)U, (245)Cm and (241,243)Am at CERN n_TOF Facility

    Calviani, M; Andriamonje, S; Chiaveri, E; Vlachoudis, V; Colonna, N; Meaze, M H; Marrone, S; Tagliente, G; Terlizzi, R; Belloni, F; Abbondanno, U; Fujii, K; Milazzo, P M; Moreau, C; Aerts, G; Berthoumieux, E; Dridi, W; Gunsing, F; Pancin, J; Perrot, L; Plukis, A; Alvarez, H; Duran, I; Paradela, C; Alvarez-Velarde, F; Cano-Ott, D; Gonzalez-Romero, E; Guerrero, C; Martinez, T; Villamarin, D; Vicente, M C; Andrzejewski, J; Marganiec, J; Assimakopoulos, P; Karadimos, D; Karamanis, D; Papachristodoulou, C; Patronis, N; Audouin, L; David, S; Ferrant, L; Isaev, S; Stephan, C; Tassan-Got, L; Badurek, G; Jericha, E; Leeb, H; Oberhummer, H; Pigni, M T; Baumann, P; Kerveno, M; Lukic, S; Rudolf, G; Becvar, F; Krticka, M; Calvino, F; Capote, R; Carrillo De Albornoz, A; Marques, L; Salgado, J; Tavora, L; Vaz, P; Cennini, P; Dahlfors, M; Ferrari, A; Gramegna, F; Herrera-Martinez, A; Kadi, Y; Mastinu, P; Praena, J; Sarchiapone, L; Wendler, H; Chepel, V; Ferreira-Marques, R; Goncalves, I; Lindote, A; Lopes, I; Neves, F; Cortes, G; Poch, A; Pretel, C; Couture, A; Cox, J; O'brien, S; Wiescher, M; Dillman, I; Heil, M; Kappeler, F; Mosconi, M; Plag, R; Voss, F; Walter, S; Wisshak, K; Dolfini, R; Rubbia, C; Domingo-Pardo, C; Tain, J L; Eleftheriadis, C; Savvidis, I; Frais-Koelbl, H; Griesmayer, E; Furman, W; Konovalov, V; Goverdovski, A; Ketlerov, V; Haas, B; Haight, R; Reifarth, R; Igashira, M; Koehler, P; Kossionides, E; Lampoudis, C; Lozano, M; Quesada, J; Massimi, C; Vannini, G; Mengoni, A; Oshima, M; Papadopoulos, C; Vlastou, R; Pavlik, A; Pavlopoulos, P; Plompen, A; Rullhusen, P; Rauscher, T; Rosetti, M; Ventura, A

    2011-01-01

    Neutron-induced fission cross-sections of minor actinides have been measured using the n_TOF white neutron source at CERN, Geneva, as part of a large experimental program aiming at collecting new data relevant for nuclear astrophysics and for the design of advanced reactor systems. The measurements at n_TOF take advantage of the innovative features of the n_TOF facility, namely the wide energy range, high instantaneous neutron flux and good energy resolution. Final results on the fission cross-section of 233U, 245Cm and 243Am from thermal to 20 MeV are here reported, together with preliminary results for 241Am. The measurement have been performed with a dedicated Fast Ionization Chamber (FIC), a fission fragment detector with a very high efficiency, relative to the very well known cross-section of 235U, measured simultaneously with the same detector.

  18. Monte Carlo analysis of direct measurements of the thermal eta (.025 eV) for 233U and 235U (LWBR development program)

    Significant inconsistencies have been observed between measured values of eta and of ν, which are related by eta = ν/(1+α). In support of the LWBR program, manganese bath measurements of eta of 233U and 235U employing monoenergetic 0.025 eV neutrons were analyzed using Monte Carlo methods and ENDF-4 cross sections. The calculated (eta*/eta2200) ratios are essentially independent of the values assumed for eta2200. The standard deviation on our calculated values of eta includes Monte Carlo, cross section, and experimental uncertainties. The Monte Carlo analysis was confirmed by calculating measured quantities used by the experimentalists in their reduction of eta* to eta. (4 figures, 12 tables) (U.S.)

  19. Measurement of the generation ratio of 233U and the average radiation capture cross section of 232Th with 232ThO2 irradiated by fast neutrons

    Background: Thorium-Uranium cycle plays an important role in the future's power production technology. Nuclear data involved are urgently needed for engineering design and other purposes since there are obvious differences between the existing evaluated data. Macroscopic neutron integral experiment can be used as a good tool to survey the confusion. Purpose: Macroscopic neutron integral experiment based on radioactive method was carried out to measure the generation ratio of 233U nuclide and the average radiation capture cross section of 232Th while a ThO2 sample was irradiated by fast neutrons leakage from a fast critical facility. We expect that these data can be used as a reference for the research of Th-U cycle. Methods: Radiation capture reactions of 232Th nuclides occur when the nuclides are irradiated by neutrons. 233U nuclides will be generated after two cascade decays by emitting beta rays from the activation products, which are 233Th nuclides. The ThO2 sample was prepared as a slice of 20 mm×10 mm from 0.743 36-g ThO2 powders of 99.9% enriched. The neutron flux was measured by activation method which was 4.07x109 cm-2·s-1 at the sample's irradiation position while the facility worked at the power level of 180 watts. The leakage neutrons' energy distribution was calculated by MC method and it is very close to the fission spectrum with the averaged energy of 1.42 MeV. After irradiation and then a period of cooling time the gamma rays emitted from the sample were measured by an HPGe spectrometer which had been pre-calibrated. From these data the activity of 233Pa was calculated and then the generation ratio of 233U and the average radiation capture cross section of 232Th were calculated. The measured average radiation capture cross section was compared with the cross sections calculated based on the ENDFB-VH.1, CENDL-3.1, JENDL-4.0, BROND2.2 databases. Results: The measured generation ratio of 233U was 4.01×10-12 with an uncertainty of 6

  20. R-MATRIX RESONANCE ANALYSIS AND STATISTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE RESONANCE PARAMETERS OF 233U IN THE NEUTRON ENERGY RANGE FROM THERMAL TO 600 eV

    Leal, L.C.

    2001-02-27

    The R-matrix resonance analysis of experimental neutron transmission and cross sections of {sup 233}U, with the Reich-Moore Bayesian code SAMMY, was extended up to the neutron energy of 600 eV by taking advantage of new high resolution neutron transmission and fission cross section measurements performed at the Oak Ridge Electron Linear Accelerator (ORELA). The experimental data base is described. In addition to the microscopic data (time-of-flight measurements of transmission and cross sections), some experimental and evaluated integral quantities were included in the data base. Tabulated and graphical comparisons between the experimental data and the SAMMY calculated cross sections are given. The ability of the calculated cross sections to reproduce the effective multiplication factors k{sub eff} for various thermal, intermediate, and fast systems was tested. The statistical properties of the resonance parameters were examined and recommended values of the average s-wave resonance parameters are given.

  1. Co-processing, catalytic reduction and remote controlled oxalate precipitation - a new route for 233U/Th MOX

    Reprocessing and recycling of fissile and fertile nuclides together without their individual separation is considered to be one of the few proliferation resistant approaches for closing the nuclear fuel cycle. The present paper explores the possibility of reducing the uranium to U4+ catalytically using H2 gas, co-precipitating both Th and U as oxalate and final conversion to oxide

  2. Mass balance analysis of Th-233U based MSR (Molten-Salt Reactor) cycle (THORIMS-NES) transferred from present U-Pu based LWRs (Light Water Reactor)

    Nuclear power can play a substantial role in countering global warming. There are still unsolved problems such as safety, nuclear proliferation, radioactive-waste under using U-Pu system. Transition from U-Pu LWR (Light Water Reactor) system to Th-233U MSR (Molten-Salt Reactor) system has been analysed in view of the utilization of fissile in form of Pu fuel salt applying the simplified FREGAT process to the spent fuel of LWR. AMSB (Accelerator Molten-Salt Breeder) was also applied as a fissile producer. All fissile in spent fuel can be used by Th-U MSR system so as not to remain storage of spent fuel after retirement of LWR system. The maximum capacity of Th-U MSR system will reach to about 20 x 103 GWe. However storage of spent fuel will remain for the case of rapid growth of Th-U MSR system even though the maximum capacity is large enough. AMSB will start operation about 20 years after the beginning of Th-U MSR system but the timing can be greatly advanced with the scenario of LWR system. Th-U MSR system can be implemented by using the fissile material in spent fuel from LWRs. Detailed assessment of other materials, performance of facilities, strategies of non-proliferation will be needed for the future improvement.

  3. The effect of dissolved hydrogen on the dissolution of 233U doped UO2(s) high burn-up spent fuel and MOX fuel

    In this report the results of the experimental work carried out in a large EU-research project (SFS, 2001-2004) on spent fuel stability in the presence of various amounts of near field hydrogen are presented. Studies of the dissolution of 233U doped UO2(s) simulating 'old' spent fuel were carried out as static leaching tests, autoclave tests with various hydrogen concentrations and electrochemical tests. The results of the leaching behaviour of a high burn-up spent fuel pellet in 5 M NaCl solutions in the presence of 3.2 bar H2 pressure and of MOX fuel in dilute synthetic groundwater under 53 bar H2 pressure are also presented. In all the experimental studies carried out in this project, a considerable effect of hydrogen in the dissolution rates of radioactive materials was observed. The experimental results obtained in this project with a-doped UO2, high burn-up spent fuel and MOX fuel together with literature data give a reliable background to use fractional alteration/dissolution rates for spent fuel of the order of 10-6/yr - 10-8/yr with a recommended value of 4x10-7/yr for dissolved hydrogen concentrations above 10-3 M and Fe(II) concentrations typical for European repository concepts. Finally, based on a review of the experimental data and available literature data, potential mechanisms of the hydrogen effect are also discussed. The work reported in this document was performed as part of the Project SFS of the European Commission 5th Framework Programme under contract no FIKW-CT-2001-20192 SFS. It represents the deliverable D10 of the experimental work package 'Key experiments using a-doped UO2 and real spent fuel', coordinated by SKB with the participation of ITU, FZK-INE, ENRESA, CIEMAT, ARMINES-SUBATECH and SKB

  4. Fusion hybrids for generation of advanced (231Pa+232U+233U+234U)-fuel in closed (U-Pu-Th)-fuel cycle

    Technology of controlled thermonuclear fusion (CTF) is traditionally regarded as a practically inexhaustible energy source. However, development, mastering, broad deployment of fast breeder reactors and closure of nuclear fuel cycle (NFC) can also extend fuel base of nuclear power industry (NPI) up to practically unlimited scales. Under these conditions, it seems reasonable to introduce into a circle of the CTF-related studies the works directed towards solving some principal problems which can appear in a large-scale NPI in closed NFC. The first challenge is a large scale of operations in NFC back-end that should be reduced by achieving substantially higher fuel burn-up in power nuclear reactors. The use of 231Pa-232Th-232U-233U fuel in light-water reactor (LWR) opens a possibility of principle to reach very high (about 30% HM) or even ultra-high fuel burn-up. The second challenge is a potential unauthorized proliferation of fissionable materials. As is known, a certain remarkable quantity of 232U being introduced into uranium fraction of nuclear fuel can produce a serious barrier against switching the fuel over to non-energy purposes. Involvement of hybrid thermonuclear reactors (HTR) into NPI structure can substantially facilitate resolving these problems. If HTR will be involved into NPI structure, then main HTR mission consists not in energy generation but in production of nuclear fuel with a certain isotope composition. The present paper analyzes some neutron-physical features in production of advanced nuclear fuels in thorium HTR blankets. The obtained results demonstrated that such a nuclear fuel may be characterized by very stable neutron-multiplying properties during full LWR operation cycle and by enhanced proliferation resistance too. The paper evaluates potential benefits from involvement of HTR with thorium blanket into the international closed NFC. (author)

  5. The effect of dissolved hydrogen on the dissolution of {sup 233}U doped UO{sub 2}(s) high burn-up spent fuel and MOX fuel

    Carbol, P. [Inst. for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe (Germany); Spahiu, K. (ed.) [and others

    2005-03-01

    In this report the results of the experimental work carried out in a large EU-research project (SFS, 2001-2004) on spent fuel stability in the presence of various amounts of near field hydrogen are presented. Studies of the dissolution of {sup 233}U doped UO{sub 2}(s) simulating 'old' spent fuel were carried out as static leaching tests, autoclave tests with various hydrogen concentrations and electrochemical tests. The results of the leaching behaviour of a high burn-up spent fuel pellet in 5 M NaCl solutions in the presence of 3.2 bar H{sub 2} pressure and of MOX fuel in dilute synthetic groundwater under 53 bar H{sub 2} pressure are also presented. In all the experimental studies carried out in this project, a considerable effect of hydrogen in the dissolution rates of radioactive materials was observed. The experimental results obtained in this project with a-doped UO{sub 2}, high burn-up spent fuel and MOX fuel together with literature data give a reliable background to use fractional alteration/dissolution rates for spent fuel of the order of 10{sup -6}/yr - 10{sup -8}/yr with a recommended value of 4x10{sup -7}/yr for dissolved hydrogen concentrations above 10{sup -3} M and Fe(II) concentrations typical for European repository concepts. Finally, based on a review of the experimental data and available literature data, potential mechanisms of the hydrogen effect are also discussed. The work reported in this document was performed as part of the Project SFS of the European Commission 5th Framework Programme under contract no FIKW-CT-2001-20192 SFS. It represents the deliverable D10 of the experimental work package 'Key experiments using a-doped UO{sub 2} and real spent fuel', coordinated by SKB with the participation of ITU, FZK-INE, ENRESA, CIEMAT, ARMINES-SUBATECH and SKB.

  6. Calculation of the fission cross section for 233U and the interpretation of fragment anisotropy and fine structure in anti νsub(p) and anti Esub(k)

    The fission cross section of 233U has been calculated using a new version of the statistical model and recent data for inelastic scattering levels and fission barrier parameters. The calculation accurately reproduces the experimental fission cross section. The calculated partial cross section for fission through different saddle point states (JKπ) has been used in the explanation of structure in average number of fission prompt neutrons anti νsub(p) and average total fission fragment kinetic energy anti Esub(k) and the energy dependence of the fission fragment anisotropy

  7. Preliminary results of calculations for heavy-water nuclear-power-plant reactors employing 235U, 233U, and 232Th as a fuel and meeting requirements of a nonproliferation of nuclear weapons

    Ioffe, B. L.; Kochurov, B. P.

    2012-02-01

    A physical design is developed for a gas-cooled heavy-water nuclear reactor intended for a project of a nuclear power plant. As a fuel, the reactor would employ thorium with a small admixture of enriched uranium that contains not more than 20% of 235U. It operates in the open-cycle mode involving 233U production from thorium and its subsequent burnup. The reactor meets the conditions of a nonproliferation of nuclear weapons: the content of fissionable isotopes in uranium at all stages of the process, including the final one, is below the threshold for constructing an atomic bomb, the amount of product plutonium being extremely small.

  8. Descoberta de conhecimentos em base de dados

    Ramos, Célia M. Q.; Lobo, Fernando

    2003-01-01

    A sociedade actual é caracterizada por uma inundação de dados provenientes de diversas fontes, existentes numa vasta gama de áreas económicas, sociais, cientificas, etc. A análise dos dados, armazenados em Bases de Dados, é cada vez mais pertinente para garantir a competitividade e o sucesso das organizações. Este artigo apresenta a nova área de conhecimento “Descoberta de Conhecimento em Bases de Dados” que permite efectuar análises dos dados e extrair conhecimento útil e adequado para o ...

  9. Measurement of the Neutron Capture Cross Sections of $^{233}$U, $^{237}$Np, $^{240,242}$Pu, $^{241,243}$Am and $^{245}$Cm with a Total Absorption Calorimeter at n_TOF

    Beer, H; Wiescher, M; Cox, J; Rapp, W; Embid, M; Dababneh, S

    2002-01-01

    Accurate and reliable neutron capture cross section data for actinides are necessary for the poper design, safety regulation and precise performance assessment of transmutation devices such as Fast Critical Reactors or Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS). The goal of this proposal is the measurement of the neutron capture cross sections of $^{233}$U, $^{237}$Np, $^{240,242}$Pu, $^{241,243}$Am and $^{245}$Cm at n_TOF with an accuracy of 5~\\%. $^{233}$U plays an essential role in the Th fuel cycle, which has been proposed as a safer and cleaner alternative to the U fuel cycle. The capture cross sections of $^{237}$Np,$^{240,242}$Pu, $^{241,243}$Am and $^{245}$Cm play a key role in the design and optimization of a strategy for the Nuclear Waste Transmutation. A high accuracy can be achieved at n_TOF in such measurements due to a combination of features unique in the world: high instantaneous neutron fluence and excellent energy resolution of the facility, innovative Data Acquisition System based on flash ADCs and t...

  10. Detection of outliers by neural network on the gas centrifuge experimental data of isotopic separation process; Aplicacao de redes neurais para deteccao de erros grosseiros em dados de processo de separacao de isotopos de uranio por ultracentrifugacao

    Andrade, Monica de Carvalho Vasconcelos

    2004-07-01

    This work presents and discusses the neural network technique aiming at the detection of outliers on a set of gas centrifuge isotope separation experimental data. In order to evaluate the application of this new technique, the result obtained of the detection is compared to the result of the statistical analysis combined with the cluster analysis. This method for the detection of outliers presents a considerable potential in the field of data analysis and it is at the same time easier and faster to use and requests very less knowledge of the physics involved in the process. This work established a procedure for detecting experiments which are suspect to contain gross errors inside a data set where the usual techniques for identification of these errors cannot be applied or its use/demands an excessively long work. (author)

  11. Preliminary study of the α ratio measurement, ratio of the neutron capture cross section to the fission one for 233U, on the PEREN platform. Development and study of the experimental setup

    Producing nuclear energy in order to reduce anthropic CO2 emission and to meet high energy demand, implies three conditions to the nuclear plants of the IV. generation: safety improvements, radioactive waste minimization, and fuel breeding for a sustainable use of the resources. The Thorium fuel cycle used in Molten Salt Reactors seems promising. Many numerical studies based on probabilistic codes are carried out in order to analyse the behaviour of such reactors. Nevertheless, one of the most important parameters is badly known: the alpha ratio of 233U, ratio of the neutron capture cross section to fission one for 233U. This key-parameter is necessary to calculate the breeding ratio and thus, the deployment capacities of those reactors. This Ph-D thesis was intended to prepare a precise measurement of the alpha ratio of 233U between 1 eV and 10 keV. Preliminary measurements have been performed on the experimental platform PEREN. This experimental environment is composed of a lead slowing-down time spectrometer associated with an intense pulsed neutron generator. Capture and fission rates are measured thanks to eight scintillators with their photomultipliers, surrounding a fission chamber. A software analysis sets the coincidence rate between the scintillators. In order to understand perfectly the experimental setup, preliminary tests using a 235U fission chamber have been done. This experiment resulted in a very low signal to background ratio (1 %). The background coming from the scintillators themselves seriously handicapped the measurement. Another series of experiment has been done with scintillators 5 times thinner. Nevertheless, the signal to background ratio should still be increased to measure the capture of 235U. To make sure that the experimental setup has totally been understood, we made many comparisons between experimental results and simulations. Two simulation codes were mainly used: MCNP and GEANT4. We paid special attention to quantify the

  12. Développement d'un dispositif expérimental dédié à la mesure des sections efficaces de capture et de fission de l'233u dans le domaine des résonances résolues

    Companis, Iulia

    2013-01-01

    233 U est le noyau fissile produit dans le cycle du combustible 232 T h/233 U qui a été proposé comme une alternative plus sûre et plus propre du cycle 238 U/239 P u. La connaissance précise de la section efficace de capture de neutrons de cet isotope est requise avec une haute précision pour la conception et le développement de réacteurs utilisant ce cycle du combustible. Les deux seuls jeux de données expérimentales fiables pour la section efficace de capture de l'233 U montrent des écarts ...

  13. Preliminary study of the {alpha} ratio measurement, ratio of the neutron capture cross section to the fission one for {sup 233}U, on the PEREN platform. Development and study of the experimental setup; Etude preliminaire de la mesure du rapport {alpha}, rapport de la section efficace moyenne de capture sur celle de fission de l'{sup 233}U, sur la plateforme PEREN. Developpement et etude du dispositif experimental

    Cognet, M.A

    2007-12-15

    Producing nuclear energy in order to reduce anthropic CO{sub 2} emission and to meet high energy demand, implies three conditions to the nuclear plants of the IV. generation: safety improvements, radioactive waste minimization, and fuel breeding for a sustainable use of the resources. The Thorium fuel cycle used in Molten Salt Reactors seems promising. Many numerical studies based on probabilistic codes are carried out in order to analyse the behaviour of such reactors. Nevertheless, one of the most important parameters is badly known: the alpha ratio of {sup 233}U, ratio of the neutron capture cross section to fission one for {sup 233}U. This key-parameter is necessary to calculate the breeding ratio and thus, the deployment capacities of those reactors. This Ph-D thesis was intended to prepare a precise measurement of the alpha ratio of {sup 233}U between 1 eV and 10 keV. Preliminary measurements have been performed on the experimental platform PEREN. This experimental environment is composed of a lead slowing-down time spectrometer associated with an intense pulsed neutron generator. Capture and fission rates are measured thanks to eight scintillators with their photomultipliers, surrounding a fission chamber. A software analysis sets the coincidence rate between the scintillators. In order to understand perfectly the experimental setup, preliminary tests using a {sup 235}U fission chamber have been done. This experiment resulted in a very low signal to background ratio (1 %). The background coming from the scintillators themselves seriously handicapped the measurement. Another series of experiment has been done with scintillators 5 times thinner. Nevertheless, the signal to background ratio should still be increased to measure the capture of {sup 235}U. To make sure that the experimental setup has totally been understood, we made many comparisons between experimental results and simulations. Two simulation codes were mainly used: MCNP and GEANT4. We paid

  14. The fission cross sections of 230Th, 232Th, 233U, 234U, 236U, 238U, 237Np, 239Pu and 242Pu relative 235U at 14.74 MeV neutron energy

    The measurement of the fission cross section ratios of nine isotopes relative to 235U at an average neutron energy of 14.74 MeV is described with particular attention to the determination of corrections and to sources of error. The results are compared to ENDF/B-V and to other measurements of the past decade. The ratio of the neutron induced fission cross section for these isotopes to the fission cross section for 235U are: 230Th - 0.290 +- 1.9%; 232Th - 0.191 +- 1.9%; 233U - 1.132 +- 0.7%; 234U - 0.998 +- 1.0%; 236U - 0.791 +- 1.1%; 238U - 0.587 +- 1.1%; 237Np - 1.060 +- 1.4%; 239Pu - 1.152 +- 1.1%; 242Pu - 0.967 +- 1.0%. 40 refs., 11 tabs., 9 figs

  15. Concept of a demonstrational hybrid reactor—a tokamak with molten-salt blanket for {sup 233}U fuel production: 1. Concept of a stationary Tokamak as a neutron source

    Azizov, E. A.; Gladush, G. G., E-mail: gladush@triniti.ru; Dokuka, V. N.; Khayrutdinov, R. R. [State Research Center of the Russian Federation, Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research (Russian Federation)

    2015-12-15

    On the basis of current understanding of physical processes in tokamaks and taking into account engineering constraints, it is shown that a low-cost facility of a moderate size can be designed within the adopted concept. This facility makes it possible to achieve the power density of neutron flux which is of interest, in particular, for solving the problem of {sup 233}U fuel production from thorium. By using a molten-salt blanket, the important task of ensuring the safe operation of such a reactor in the case of possible coolant loss is accomplished. Moreover, in a hybrid reactor with the blanket based on liquid salts, the problem of periodic refueling that is difficult to perform in solid blankets can be solved.

  16. Concept of a demonstrational hybrid reactor—a tokamak with molten-salt blanket for 233U fuel production: 1. Concept of a stationary Tokamak as a neutron source

    Azizov, E. A.; Gladush, G. G.; Dokuka, V. N.; Khayrutdinov, R. R.

    2015-12-01

    On the basis of current understanding of physical processes in tokamaks and taking into account engineering constraints, it is shown that a low-cost facility of a moderate size can be designed within the adopted concept. This facility makes it possible to achieve the power density of neutron flux which is of interest, in particular, for solving the problem of 233U fuel production from thorium. By using a molten-salt blanket, the important task of ensuring the safe operation of such a reactor in the case of possible coolant loss is accomplished. Moreover, in a hybrid reactor with the blanket based on liquid salts, the problem of periodic refueling that is difficult to perform in solid blankets can be solved.

  17. Concept of a demonstrational hybrid reactor—a tokamak with molten-salt blanket for 233U fuel production: 1. Concept of a stationary Tokamak as a neutron source

    On the basis of current understanding of physical processes in tokamaks and taking into account engineering constraints, it is shown that a low-cost facility of a moderate size can be designed within the adopted concept. This facility makes it possible to achieve the power density of neutron flux which is of interest, in particular, for solving the problem of 233U fuel production from thorium. By using a molten-salt blanket, the important task of ensuring the safe operation of such a reactor in the case of possible coolant loss is accomplished. Moreover, in a hybrid reactor with the blanket based on liquid salts, the problem of periodic refueling that is difficult to perform in solid blankets can be solved

  18. Multilevel analysis of the 233U and 235U capture and fission cross-sections and statistical properties of the Kapur-Peierls-type resonance parameters for the S-wave cross-sections of the fissile isotopes

    At the 1966 Conference on Nuclear Data for Reactors, simultaneous measurements of the capture and fission cross-sections of 233U and 235U were presented. Those measurements have now been analysed with the multilevel formalism developed by Adler and Adler. To obtain consistent sets of resonance parameters the capture and fission data were least-square fitted simultaneously. This analysis was carried out to 60 eV for 233U and to 100 eV for 235U. The main purpose of this analysis was to provide a simple and precise analytical description of the very complex structure of the fission and capture cross-sections of 233U and 235U at low energy. Such an analytical description should be useful to calculate reaction rates in nuclear reactors and to compare experimental data taken with different energy resolutions or at different sample temperatures. For the low-energy resonances of 233U and 235U, the neutron width is always smaller, by at least two orders of magnitude, than the total width. Thus, the total cross-section, for those isotopes, can be approximated as the sum of the absorption cross-section and the potential scattering cross-section. Hence it is possible to compute the total cross-section from the resonance parameters obtained by fitting the fission and capture cross-sections. The total cross-section of 235U computed by this method is compared to the data from a transmission measurement done at Saclay, with the sample at 77 deg. K. The computed total cross-section of 233U is compared with transmission data obtained at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and at the Material Testing Reactor. Such comparisons between data obtained by different experimental techniques illustrate the internal consistency of the low-energy cross-sections of the two main uranium fissile isotopes. The physical interpretation of the resonance parameters is somewhat ambiguous, because such multilevel fits are by no means unique. This is particularly true for 233U since, for this nucleus, the

  19. Radiochemical method for the simultaneous determination of 233U, 236U, 237Np, 236Pu, 238Pu, and 239Pu in biological materials

    A radiochemical method has been developed for the determination of multiple isotopes of uranium, neptunium, and plutonium in biological materials. The elements are separated from the other sample constituents and from each other by anion exchange in halide media. Their recoveries are monitored by isotopic diluents. The amounts of the analyte and diluent isotopes of each element are measured alpha spectrometrically. The interelemental separation factors are generally greater than 102, and the recovery of each element ranges from 60% to 90%. 4 references, 1 table

  20. Dissolution rates of unirradiated UO{sub 2}, UO{sub 2} doped with {sup 233}U, and spent fuel under normal atmospheric conditions and under reducing conditions using an isotope dilution method

    Ollila, Kaija [VTT Processes, Helsinki (Finland); Albinsson, Yngve [Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Goeteborg (Sweden); Oversby, Virginia [VMO Konsult, Stockholm (Sweden); Cowper, Mark [AEA Technology, Harwell (United Kingdom)

    2003-10-01

    additional meaningful data. 8) A test procedure that used several short exposures of the sample to solution - the puff test procedure - gave results that showed very little recovery of the spike solution at the end of the tests. Only 10% of the {sup 235}U added as spike was recovered, indicating that 90% of the spike had precipitated onto the solid sample or the iron strip. 9) Tests of UO{sub 2} pellet materials containing {sup 233}U to provide an alpha decay activity similar to that expected for spent fuel 3000 and 10,000 years after disposal showed that the pellet materials behaved as expected under air atmosphere conditions, showing that the manufacturing method was successful. 10) Early testing of the {sup 233}U-doped materials under reducing conditions showed relatively rapid (30 minute) dissolution of small amounts of U at the start of the puff test procedure. Results of analyses of an acidified fraction of the same solutions after 1 or 2 weeks holding indicate that the solutions were inhomogeneous, indicating the presence of colloidal material or small grains of solid. 11) Samples from the {sup 233}U-doped tests initially indicated dissolution of solid during the first week of testing, with some indication of more rapid dissolution of the material with the higher doping. 12) The second cycle of testing of the {sup 233}U-doped materials also showed dissolution occurring during the dilution stages of the puff test. The subsequent week of testing also showed small amounts of further dissolution, with hints that the doped samples were dissolving faster than the undoped samples. 13) At the end of 2 weeks of cycle 2 the remaining solution and solid was transferred to a new reaction vessel, the solution was made up to original volume, and a new dose of spike was added. The results of analyses of [U] and isotopic composition show that the measured U is that expected from dilution of the original solution plus adding the spike. 14) Samples taken during 2 weeks of testing of

  1. separation of thorium from the rare earth elements by chlorination in Eskisehir-Beylikahir ore

    There are 3 fissionable isotopes for nuclear energy generation and these are ''2''3''5U, ''2''3''9Pu, 233U.233U has the highest neutron yield of these three isotopes. 235U has the lowest neutron yield is issued widely as a fuel in nuclear reactors because it occurs in nature.233U is produced by irradiation of thorium in reactors. Bastnasit are containing rare earths, in eskisehir, Turkey, also contains Th. Th content and its composition differ according to the area. In this study chlorination of the ores of various content is proposed for separation of the Th from rare earths in place of the conventional acid and alkaline leach methods.The ore is crushed and grinded under 75 micrometers and mixed with C at 1:1 ratio for chlorination. This mixture is humidified and dried in a drying oven. The caked mixture is then chlorinated in a chlorination furnace. Particle size of thorium ore, chlorination time and temperature, ore/carbon ratio of the mixture, choline gas flow rate, Th content of the ore are parameters affecting the chlorination yield. Fluorite mineral in the ore decreases the chlorination yield

  2. Etude des distributions en masse, charge nucléaire et énergie cinétique des produits de fission de l'233U(nth,f) et du 241Pu(nth,f) mesurées auprès du spectromètre de masse Lohengrin (ILL)

    Martin, Florence

    2013-01-01

    Les rendements des produits de fission font partie des données nucléaires sur lesquellesreposent les simulations neutroniques. L’objectif de cette thèse est d’apporter de nouvellesmesures de rendements de fission de deux noyaux fissiles : le 241Pu et l’233U. Ces noyauxappartiennent respectivement au cycle du combustible de l’uranium et à celui du thorium.Ces mesures ont été réalisées auprès du spectromètre de masse Lohengrin de l’InstitutLaue Langevin (ILL) à Grenoble. Le spectromètre est com...

  3. Underside dropwise condensation of liquid metal in the clean-up separator

    The 233U clean-up process uses laser isotope separation method based on the atomic route. The handling of metal vapour in the clean-up separator involves condensing of metal vapour and recycling of the liquid metal over long hours of operation. In the internal recycle mode of operation it is necessary to estimate the liquid hold up on the hot condensing substrate before it trickles back to the vapour generator. This paper describes a novel method of estimating the retained mass, based on self similar patterns

  4. GADBMS - um algorítmo genético minerador de dados para base de dados relacionais

    Cavalheiro, Andréa de Fátima

    2011-01-01

    Resumo: O presente trabalho introduz GADBMS, uma ferramenta de Mineração de Dados para a tarefa de classificação que utiliza um algoritmo genético restrito por listas Tabu para efetuar a busca das regras. Algoritmos genéticos têm diversas vantagens, entre elas: poder trabalhar com dados imprecisos, facilidade de ajustar os parâmetros de acordo com o domínio, possibilidade de paralelização e distribuição da carga de processamento. Apesar do exposto, a tarefa de classificação exige a adoção de ...

  5. Modelos para dados de contagem com excesso de zeros

    Santos, Jorge Helder Pereira dos

    2013-01-01

    Dissertação de mestrado em Estatística Os modelos de regressão para dados de contagem são muito utilizados nas mais variadas áreas de estudo para a modelação de fenómenos. Estes modelos integram um quadro especial de metodologias devido ao facto de a variável resposta tomar apenas valores inteiros não negativos. A distribuição de Poisson é a mais conhecida, e a mais utilizada para modelar dados de contagem, no entanto sempre que existe sobredispersão, torna-se necessário recorr...

  6. Paridade do poder de compra: testando dados brasileiros

    Emerson Fernandes Marçal

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo consiste em realizar um teste empírico da condição da Paridade do Poder de Compra (PPC em sua versão absoluta e, em segundo plano, da Paridade da Taxa de Juros Descoberta (PTJD a dados brasileiros utilizando a análise de co-integração desenvolvida por Johansen. Os dados são trimestrais e amostra abrange o período 1980:1 a 1994:2. Algumas séries utilizadas neste trabalho são I(2 tornando a análise de co-integração mais complexa. Discute-se brevemente a metodologia econométrica adequada para tratar o problema. Os resultados apresentados apontam para a insuficiência da doutrina da PPC em sua versão absoluta tomada isoladamente. Os resultados são mais favoráveis quando conjuga-se PPC e PTJD.The goal of this article is to test the empirical validity of the absolute version of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP and Uncovered Interest Parity (UIP to Brazilian data using the cointegration analysis developed by Johansen. The period covered by the sample was 1980:1 to 1994:2 (quarterly data. Some of the series used in this work are I(2 and the cointegration analysis become more complex. The methodology to treat this problem will be discussed briefly. The results of the tests are not favorable to absolute version of the Purchasing Power Parity. The results show that deviations from PPP are related to interest rate differentials.

  7. On the role of energy separated in fission process, excitation energy and reaction channels effects in the isomeric ratios of fission product 135Xe in photofission of actinide elements

    Thiep, Tran Duc; An, Truong Thi; Cuong, Phan Viet; Vinh, Nguyen The; Mishinski, G. V.; Zhemenik, V. I.

    2016-07-01

    In this work we present the isomeric ratio of fission product 135Xe in the photo-fission of actinide elements 232Th, 233U and 237Np induced by end-point bremsstrahlung energies of 13.5, 23.5 and 25.0 MeV which were determined by the method of inert gaseous flow. The data were analyzed, discussed and compared with the similar data from literature to examine the role of energy separated in fission process, excitation energy and reaction channels effects.

  8. Single Sign-On: um estudo de caso em banco de dados Oracle

    Cássio Tavares Brito; Charles Severino; José Gonçalo dos Santos; Petrônio Isidoro Gonçalves

    2012-01-01

    É notório que as soluções disponibilizadas pela Tecnologia da Informação (TI) trazem benefícios mensuráveis para áreas afins e também áreas meio. Desta forma, aceita-se que com esta evolução tecnológica os Sistemas de Gerenciamento de Banco de Dados Relacional (SGBDR) obtiveram um ganho significativo dos recursos referentes a segurança, persistência, processamento e armazenamento de dados. A junção de todos estes recursos possibilita aos Administradores de Banco de Dados (DBA) criar, organiza...

  9. Qualidade de experiência em sistemas de base de dados

    Costa, Rogério Luís de Carvalho

    2010-01-01

    Este trabalho visa fornecer mecanismos para aumentar a satisfação dos utilizadores quando utilizam sistemas de bases de dados. Consideramos satisfação dos usuários em termos de Qualidade de Experiência (QoE). Desta forma, as nossas propostas visam aumentar o nível de QoE fornecido por sistemas de bases de dados. Sistemas de bases de dados tradicionais executam as operações imediatamente após a submissão e, como eles não permitem que os utilizadores expressem restrições relacionadas com ...

  10. Mineração de Dados usando o software WizRule em Base de Dados de Compras de TI

    Denise Chaves Carvalho Barbosa

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa tem como objetivo validar a hipótese de que a Mineração de Dados pode ser aplicada em base de dados de compra, gerando a descoberta do conhecimento oculto, como uma grande contribuição ao processo decisório da gestão de compras. Para melhor compreensão desse trabalho abordamos, na Revisão de Literatura, primeiramente, um histórico sobre o processo decisório, bem como a evolução dos estudos deste tema e da relação entre a Tomada de Decisão e os Sistemas de Informação. Posteriormente, ainda na Revisão da Literatura, nos voltamos para a abordagem sobre as ferramentas, objeto deste estudo, passando pelo processo KDD, por constituírem uma recente geração de Sistemas de Apoio à Decisão. O Data Warehouse por tratar-se de um banco de dados apropriado para objetivos gerenciais e o Data Mining por permitir a análise dos dados armazenados para a descoberta das relações ocultas, revelando informações valiosas sobre as compras já efetuadas. Por fim, demonstraremos, no último capítulo deste trabalho, a aplicação prática do Data Mining em base de dados de compras de TI de uma empresa de grande porte, incluindo a análise dos resultados gerados e comprovando ser de grande utilidade o uso dessas ferramentas na obtenção de informação útil sustentando o processo decisório e a estratégia de negócios na área de compras de produtos.

  11. Uniformização de Dados de Subestações da Eletrosul

    Gilberto Grandi

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo descreve a implantação de um projeto de aquisição de dados em Subestações (SE da ELETROSUL, denominado WEB-SCADA, tendo como premissa básica o seu gerenciamento através da WEB. A implantação deste projeto visa uniformizar em um único local, todos os dados dos equipamentos existentes em uma SE. Atualmente as informações estão dispersas, formando ilhas de dados. Para cada SE controladora (uma SE localizada geograficamente próxima a outras subestações existirá um servidor de banco de dados relacional baseado na arquitetura Linux, tendo por finalidade, armazenar as informações do Sistema de Supervisão, Controle e Aquisição de Dados (SCADA e dos Dispositivos Eletrônicos Inteligentes (IEDs. O projeto aqui concebido prevê o acesso a seus dados através de microcomputadores baseados em Windows conectados a Intranet corporativa da empresa. Através deles, os usuários poderão efetuar consultas aos dados a partir de qualquer local. Neste trabalho, descreve-se as fontes de dados das SEs, como surgem as ilhas de dados e comenta-se quais as vantagens que se obtém quando os dados estão integrados, bem como a arquitetura adotada de hardware, software e comunicação. Palavras Chaves: WEB-SCADA, E-SCADA, Telecontrole. ----------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT This paper describes the implantation of a project of data acquisition on a ELETROSUL substation (SE, named WEB-SCADA, having the main characteristic a WEB managing. The implementation of this project has the objective to standardize, all data from de equipments on the SE. Today the information is diffused, creating a data island. For which one controller SE (one SE nearly from others there will be a server with de relational database based on Linux architecture to store the information of the Supervisory, Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA and the Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs. The project will have de access from the data through

  12. Aplicação da análise de agrupamento de dados de expressão gênica temporal a dados em painel

    Moysés Nascimento

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar a melhor alternativa, entre os métodos de agrupamento hierárquico (Ward e de otimização (Tocher, para a formação de grupos homogêneos de séries de expressão gênica, e realizar previsões quanto à expressão gênica dessas séries, a partir de pequeno número de observações temporais. Os dados utilizados referem-se à expressão de genes que atuam sobre o ciclo celular de Saccharomyces cerevisiae e corresponderam a 114 séries de expressão gênica, cada uma com dez valores de "fold-change" (medida da expressão gênica ao longo do tempo (0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, 90, 105, 120 e 135 min. As estimativas dos parâmetros dos modelos autorregressivos AR(p foram previamente ajustadas a séries individuais (de cada gene de dados "microarray time series" e utilizadas, como variáveis, no processo de agrupamento. As previsões da expressão gênica foram feitas dentro de cada grupo formado, a partir dos ajustes no modelo AR(p para dados em painel. O método de Ward foi o mais apropriado para a formação de grupos de genes com séries homogêneas. Uma vez obtidos esses grupos, é possível ajustar o modelo AR(2 para dados em painel e predizer a expressão gênica em um tempo futuro (135 min, a partir de um pequeno número de observações temporais (os outros nove valores de "fold-change".

  13. Single Sign-On: um estudo de caso em banco de dados Oracle

    Cássio Tavares Brito

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available É notório que as soluções disponibilizadas pela Tecnologia da Informação (TI trazem benefícios mensuráveis para áreas afins e também áreas meio. Desta forma, aceita-se que com esta evolução tecnológica os Sistemas de Gerenciamento de Banco de Dados Relacional (SGBDR obtiveram um ganho significativo dos recursos referentes a segurança, persistência, processamento e armazenamento de dados. A junção de todos estes recursos possibilita aos Administradores de Banco de Dados (DBA criar, organizar e manter as diversas bases de informações de diversas organizações da forma mais efetiva possível. A este propósito o Serviço de Diretório, nos Bancos de Dados Oracle, veio contribuir para as melhores práticas de Segurança da Informação, que integrado aos Serviços de Diretórios já existentes, tais como: Active Directory (Microsoft, eDirectory (Novell e OpenLDAP, aumentam o leque da interoperabilidade de serviços. Assim, como resultado tem-se o provisionamento automático de identidades dos usuários nas principais funcionalidades, tais como a criação, atualização, desativação e remoção destas contas nos respectivos Bancos de Dados, de forma imediata, e com total transparência. Este trabalho tem como objetivo elaborar um estudo sobre o componente Oracle Internet Directory que provisiona login e senha únicos da rede corporativa sincronizados com o Serviço de Diretório do Banco de Dados Oracle. Quando este componente é registrado nos Bancos de Dados Oracle, otimiza o custo da troca constante das senhas dos respectivos Administradores de Banco de Dados. Assim, fundamenta-se as bases para que o Single Sign-On (Único Ponto de Entrada nos Bancos de Dados Oracle possa ser implementado seguindo as melhores práticas de Gestão de Acesso e Segurança da Informação.

  14. DADOS-Prospective: an open source application for Web-based prospective data collection

    Nguyen Lam

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Randomized, prospective trials involving multi-institutional collaboration have become a central part of clinical and translational research. However, data management and coordination of multi-center studies is a complex process that involves developing systems for data collection and quality control, tracking data queries and resolutions, as well as developing communication procedures. We describe DADOS-Prospective, an open-source Web-based application for collecting and managing prospective data on human subjects for clinical and translational trials. DADOS-Prospective not only permits users to create new clinical research forms (CRF and supports electronic signatures, but also offers the advantage of containing, in a single environment, raw research data in downloadable spreadsheet format, source documentation and regulatory files stored in PDF format, and audit trails. Results Feedback from formal and field usability tests was used to guide the design and development of DADOS-Prospective. To date, DADOS-Prospective has been implemented in five prospective clinical studies at our institution. Four of these studies are still in the CRF creation phase and one study has been entirely launched. Conclusion DADOS-Prospective has significant advantages over existing Web-based data collecting programs. At our institution, it has been demonstrated to be an efficient tool for prospective clinical studies.

  15. Visualizador 3D para dados de radar meteorológico usando WEBGL

    Oliveira Junior, Abimael Alves de

    2013-01-01

    Resumo: A previsão de tempo tem exercido um importante papel na prevenção de perdas de vidas e de bens materiais devido a alagamentos, inundações ou desmoronamentos causados por eventos severos tais como chuvas intensas ou tempestades. Porém as ferramentas de visualização de dados de Radar Meteorológico são bidimensionais, ou seja, apresentam os dados de forma planar. Além disto, as ferramentas tem necessidade de instalação e muitas vezes, são desenvolvidas para Sistemas Operacionais específi...

  16. Extrapolação de Dados Meteorológicos: Com Recurso ao Modelo MTCLIM

    Sousa, Fernanda Maria da Costa Pereira e

    2010-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado em Clima e Alterações Climáticas Este trabalho tem como objectivo analisar o desempenho do modelo MTCLIM (Mountain Microclimate Simulation Model), versão 4.3XL/2003, para a região Norte e Centro de Portugal. A avaliação do MTCLIM é feita a partir de dados medidos numa Estação Base (input do programa), com o intuito de extrapolar os dados meteorológicos (output do programa) para um outro Local de Estudo. Foi feito um estudo estatístico para o ano 2008, que englob...

  17. «A Voz do Operário» -Dados quantitativos

    Mesquita, Maria Cristina

    1987-01-01

    A autora, através da recolha de uma série de dados quantitativos sobre «A Voz do Operário», visa com este artigo provar que o número de escolas controladas por esta Sociedade Educativa Operária - tendo em conta os dados referidos e que se reportam ao período compreendido pelos primeiros 30 anos do nosso século-só por si justificam um trabalho mais em profundidade para quem queira conhecer as questões educativas operárias deste período.

  18. INTEGRAÇÃO DE DADOS MULTIFONTES PARA MAPEAMENTOS TEMÁTICOS

    Maria Luiza Osório Moreira

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available O uso de imagens é fundamental em trabalhos de mapeamento. A composição de imagens multifonteabordada neste trabalho é baseada em alguns métodos já existentes na literatura, como produtos derivadosda clássica transformação IHS. Tais técnicas de integração de dados de naturezas diversas, já vêm sendodifundidas desde o final da década de 80 e têm sido utilizadas com muito sucesso até hoje. Avaliar àintegração de dados de radar com dados de sensores passivos, mapeamentos temáticos e basescartográficas constitui o principal objetivo deste trabalho.As técnicas de fusão de dados provenientes defontes diferentes (multifontes vêm sendo amplamente utilizadas com intuito de gerar um produto final deboa qualidade visual, para as análises quantitativas e qualitativas e para os procedimentos de interpretaçãovisual. Estes procedimentos são úteis na redução dos prazos e custos dos projetos. Deste modo entendese porque a utilização destas técnicas alcançou uma vasta variedade de aplicações dentro do conjunto dedisciplinas das Ciências da Terra.

  19. A importância do data mining na descoberta de padrões e tendências nos dados

    Bastos, Pedro

    2011-01-01

    Hoje em dia, a quantidade de dados gerados e armazenados no decurso de uma qualquer actividade excede a capacidade de análise desses mesmos dados sem o uso de técnicas de análise automatizadas. Como consequência deste aumento efetivo de informação, o processamento através de métodos tradicionais tornou-se mais difícil e complexo. As ferramentas convencionais de análises de dados têm capacidades limitadas em detetar padrões e descobrir o conhecimento inserido nos dados, pois só utilizam método...

  20. Clustering de dados biomédicos com algoritmos baseados em critérios entrópicos

    Morais, Frederico Mendes de

    2012-01-01

    A procura de padrões nos dados de modo a formar grupos é conhecida como aglomeração de dados ou clustering, sendo uma das tarefas mais realizadas em mineração de dados e reconhecimento de padrões. Nesta dissertação é abordado o conceito de entropia e são usados algoritmos com critérios entrópicos para fazer clustering em dados biomédicos. O uso da entropia para efetuar clustering é relativamente recente e surge numa tentativa da utilização da capacidade que a entropia possui de ex...

  1. Preâmbulo [a] "Data mining : descoberta de conhecimento em bases de dados"

    Santos, Manuel Filipe; Azevedo, Carla Sousa

    2005-01-01

    As áreas de Descoberta de Conhecimento em Bases de Dados e Data Mining estão em grande evolução e expansão, atraindo cada vez mais interessados, como se comprova pelos projectos em desenvolvimento, os grupos de investigação, os seminários, conferências e publicações. Esta evolução tem suporte na premissa de que os grandes volumes de dados disponíveis podem ser fonte de conhecimento útil e com aplicabilidade em diversos domínios. Surgem, a todo o momento, novos modelos e técnicas, com maiores ...

  2. Aquisição de dados usando Logo e a porta de jogos do PC

    Aguiar C. E.

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Descrevemos um sistema de aquisição de dados baseado na porta de jogos do IBM-PC com plataforma Windows. Os programas de aquisição e análise são totalmente escritos na linguagem Logo. O sistema é utilizado para medir o período de um pêndulo como função da amplitude de oscilação.

  3. “Teoria Fundamentada em Dados" uma experiência metodológica

    Raquel Marques Carriço Ferreira

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo trata da experiência da utilização da "Teoria Fundamentada em Dados" (Grounded Theory como metodologia qualitativo-interpretativa aplicada à pesquisa da audiência das telenovelas em Portugal. A sua adoção permitiu a descoberta de regularidades que identificou as categorias de ação do fenômeno estudado, suas propriedades e conexões, e nos conduziu a elaboração de uma formulação conceitual da "exposição dos receptores às telenovelas". Neste percurso, entretanto, muitas adaptações foram aplicadas. Aqui comentamos as escolhas feitas sobre a tomada do objeto em pesquisa, os critérios de reunião de dados, a forma de análise dos dados (incluindo a descrição do uso de um software de análise qualitativa alemão chamado Maxqda 2007 para a execução do projeto investigativo. Com tal descrição, objetivamos colaborar com o aprimoramento das técnicas recomendadas pela abordagem em questão.

  4. Técnicas de mineração visual de dados aplicadas aos dados de instrumentação da barragem de Itaipu Visual data mining techniques applied for the analysis of data collected at Itaipu power plant

    Marco Aurélio Silva Neto; Rosangela Villwock; Sérgio Scheer; Maria Teresinha Arns Steiner; Andréa Sell Dyminski

    2010-01-01

    A usina de Itaipu, maior geradora de hidroeletricidade do mundo, possui mais de 2.200 instrumentos que monitoram seu comportamento geotécnico e estrutural, os quais possuem leituras armazenadas em um banco de dados há mais de 30 anos. A alta dimensionalidade e a grande quantidade de registros contidos nas bases de dados são problemas não triviais tendo-se em vista a busca pelo "conhecimento" a partir desses dados. Neste artigo é apresentado um estudo no qual foram utilizados algoritmos de Min...

  5. Detecção de limites de solos por dados espectrais e de relevo

    José A.M. Demattê

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Existe a necessidade de avaliar a importância do relevo associado aos parâmetros espectrais de solos como base no mapeamento. O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar um método de detecção de limites de solos por meio da interação de dados espectrais e formas de relevo. Foram percorridas 14 topossequências representativas de uma área de 13.000 ha próxima dos municípios de São Carlos e Araraquara, SP. As amostras foram caracterizadas pelos métodos convencionais de análise química e granulométrica. Posteriormente, foram obtidos dados espectrais de 400 a 2.500 nm. As informações do relevo foram obtidas pelo emprego de técnicas de geoprocessamento. Geraram-se o modelo digital de elevação do terreno e os mapas de declividade, de curvatura, de índice topográfico composto e de Potencial de Densidade de Drenagem. Ainda, procedeu-se à validação dos métodos pontual e espacial. Na primeira validação, os pontos classificados nas topossequências foram tomados como verdadeiros e contrastados com as informações contidas no mapa de solo pré-existente, com os dados de relevo e com os dados espectrais agrupados. Na validação em nível espacial, procuraram-se avaliar em que locais os diferentes métodos indicavam mudanças nos limites dos solos e comparar com as observações reais. Verificou-se que a análise de agrupamento com cluster evidenciou-se eficiente na discriminação das unidades de solos em topossequência, quando utilizados parâmetros espectrais do solo. Já o conjunto de parâmetros de relevo isoladamente não foi o mais adequado.

  6. Integração de dados em estudos de diversidade genética de tomateiro

    Francielle Alline Martins

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi integrar dados de caracteres quantitativos, multicategóricos, moleculares e fitopatológicos para a avaliação da diversidade genética de subamostras de tomateiro do Banco de Germoplasma de Hortaliças da Universidade Federal de Viçosa (BGH-UFV. Foram utilizados dados de 67 subamostras de tomateiro do BGH-UFV, caracterizadas quanto a 19 caracteres quantitativos, 30 multicategóricos, 52 locos ISSR e à reação a três patógenos (Alternaria solani, Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato e Tomato yellow spot virus. Inicialmente, a avaliação da diversidade entre as subamostras foi realizada para cada conjunto de caracteres individualmente, e indicou que a diversidade baseada em qualquer um dos conjuntos de dados não reflete a diversidade dos demais. Para a integração dos dados, codificaram-se os de natureza quantitativa em multicategóricos, por meio de cinco estratégias diferentes. A estratégia de divisão equitativa da amplitude dos dados em três classes foi a mais indicada, com correlação de 0,78 entre as matrizes de dissimilaridade dos dados codificados e originais. A análise de diversidade genética a partir da integração dos dados resultou em grupos com maior correspondência às origens das subamostras de tomateiro avaliadas, o que indica que a integração de dados de diferentes naturezas pode ser realizada com êxito pela conversão dos dados quantitativos em multicategóricos.

  7. Algoritmo genético restrito por listas tabu no contexto de mineração de dados

    Lopes, Fábio Mendonça

    2011-01-01

    Resumo O presente trabalho teve como objetivo a obtenção e implementação de um algoritmo de geração de um classificador, no contexto da Mineração de Dados. Este classificador utilizou Algoritmos Genéticos (AGs). Alguns dos fundamentos que justificaram a escolha deste paradigma, foram baseados em sua grande capacidade em lidar com ruídos, dados inválidos ou imprecisos e, sua facilidade de adaptação frente à diferentes domínios de dados. A principal contribução do algoritmo projetado é a utiliz...

  8. Ultracapacitor separator

    Wei, Chang; Jerabek, Elihu Calvin; LeBlanc, Jr., Oliver Harris

    2001-03-06

    An ultracapacitor includes two solid, nonporous current collectors, two porous electrodes separating the collectors, a porous separator between the electrodes and an electrolyte occupying the pores in the electrodes and separator. The electrolyte is a polar aprotic organic solvent and a salt. The porous separator comprises a wet laid cellulosic material.

  9. Internatos para a terceira idade - dados internacionais Nursing homes for the third age

    Ernestine M. Bastian

    1979-03-01

    Full Text Available Foram inqueridos junto a cidades da Europa, Estados Unidos e do Oriente Médio, dados sobre a população de 65 anos e mais, o número de internatos para esta população, e o número de leitos nestes estabelecimentos. Foi calculada a proporção desta população relativa à população total, e o número de pessoas por leito de internato, comparando-se estes dados com os da cidade de São Paulo.The data on the total population and that of people 65 or older, the number of nursing homes for this latter group, and the number of beds in these homes in cities in Europe, the United States, and the Middle East is compared to equivalent data for the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The rate of the elderly population and number of persons per bed in nursing homes was of special interest to this inquiry.

  10. Estilo pessoal do terapeuta: dados preliminares da versão brasileira do EPT-Q

    Oliveira, Margareth da Silva

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O estilo pessoal do terapeuta pode ser entendido como um dos componentes do processo terapêutico, referindo-se a um conjunto de funções que se mostram de maneira integrada e expressam disposições, riscos e atitudes que todo terapeuta evidencia em seu exercício profissional. Este estudo apresenta dados da versão brasileira da escala do estilo pessoal do terapeuta (EPT-C de Fernández-Alvarez e Garcia. Os procedimentos de adaptação seguiram os passos de tradução do instrumento do espanhol para o português, versão avaliada por juízes, estudo piloto e versão final. A fidedignidade obtida nas classes Atenção, Comprometimento e Operativa foram 0, 70, 0,71, e 0,79, respectivamente. São apresentados dados descritivos referentes a 225 terapeutas brasileiros, comparando-se terapeutas menos e mais experientes, assim como desempenhos nas funções entre terapeutas cognitivos, psicanalíticos e integrativos. Conclui-se que a escala pode ser um elemento importante no treinamento de terapeuta e apresenta características psicométricas satisfatórias na versão brasileira

  11. A metalinguagem como lugar da interpretação: terminologia e bases de dados informatizadas

    LUCAS Clarinda Rodrigues

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available A partir da afirmação de Pêcheux (1990 de que não há metalinguagem, na medida em que toda descrição está exposta ao equívoco da língua (da ordem do simbólico; de que há o outro na sociedade e na história e por isso há um real estranho à univocidade lógica, buscamos trabalhar a noção de metalinguagem referida ao uso dos tesauros (sistema de símbolos, indicadores de função, descritores utilizados pelos indexadores para a representação dos artigos nas bases de dados informatizadas. Nosso corpus é composto por resumos de artigos e descritores das bases de dados bibliográficas LILACS (Literatura Latino-americana em Ciências da Saúde e SOCIOFILE (Sociological Abstracts. Buscamos explicitar os efeitos da subjetividade no funcionamento da indexação, levando em conta os espaços de interpretação que dão lugar ao deslocamento dos sentidos.

  12. Tópicos para uma boa análise de dados de estudos empíricos

    Teresa Garcia-Marques

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo discute o processo de análise de dados em sete tópicos: a modelos estatísticos, técnicas estatísticas e diferenciação de "receita estatística"; b a associação da validade das conclusões estatísticas ao processo de delineamento e amostragem; c a diferença e complementaridade da descrição de dados e do teste de hipóteses; d como as hipóteses se relacionam com os testes estatísticos a realizar; e a análise preliminar de dados e sua relevância; f teste de hipótese na perspectiva de Fisher e de Neyman e Pearson; g a apresentação dos dados como um processo comunicacional, e vantagens do uso de normas (APA.

  13. Ethylene glycol methacrylate phosphate coated Fe3O4 nanoparticles for selective separation of plutonium

    Recovery of lanthanides and actinides from high level nuclear waste is an area of world-wide concern. Recently, interest has been focused on magnetic fluidized bed separation technology and the development of magnetically assisted chemical separation (MACS) systems for nuclear waste remediation. The magnetic-sorbent have larger surface area, can be quickly recovered from the medium using external magnetic field, and secondary waste is not generated. However, sorption selectivity and efficiency of these materials towards targeted radionuclides have still scope for improvement. Ethylene glycol methacrylate phosphate takes up actinides. Yudhisthira Sahoo and co-workers demonstrates that alkyl phosphonates and phosphates bind efficiently to iron oxide particle surfaces and can serve, in general, as potential alternatives to fatty acids as coating agents for oxide nanoparticles. In the present work, 0.1 g of Fe3O4 nanoparticles (20-30 nm) were dispersed in 10 mL 0.1 M Ethylene glycol methacrylate phosphate (EGMP) solution in methanol at room temperature under shaking condition for 24 h. Organic layer is then removed and the particles were washed 3 times with 1 mL methanol. It was the dried in air at room temperature overnight. Weighed amount of EGMP coated Fe3O4 nanoparticles were equilibrated with 241Am, 233U or 239Pu activity spiked in feed having acid concentration varying from 0.01-3.0 M HNO3

  14. Tópicos Em Econometria Espacial Para Dados Cross-Section

    de Carvalho, Alexandre Xavier Ywata; Albuquerque, Pedro Henrique Melo

    2010-01-01

    Este texto apresenta uma discussão sobre diversos modelos econométricos para estimação de modelos paramétricos na presença de dependência espacial, com dados cross-section. O foco inicial são modelos de dependência espacial com lags espaciais da variável resposta ou lags espaciais do resíduo, com estimação dos parâmetros feita via máxima verossimilhança. Uma análise crítica destes modelos é apresentada em seguida, além de se discutirem testes para detectar presença de dependência espacial. Fi...

  15. Dados de epidemiologia descritiva de transtornos mentais em grupos populacionais do Brasil

    Anastácio Ferreira Morgado; Evandroda Silva Freire Coutinho

    1985-01-01

    Neste trabalho são apresentados três tipos de dados sobre transtornos mentais: taxas de prevalência em amostras representativas, taxas de prevalência em estudos de famílias e o indicador de morbidade proporcional isto é, de proporções por diagnóstico entre pacientes internados em hospitais psiquiátricos do Brasil. Em relação a um inquérito epidemiológico, realizado em amostra representativa, a taxa de prevalência total foi de 20%, da qual 3,0%, 14,6%, 0,7%, 1,7% e 0,5% foram de alcoolismo, ne...

  16. Base de dados INDEX PSI: recurso informacional na área de psicologia utilizando interface WWWIsis

    Rosa Maria Vivona B. de Oliveira

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available A Base de Dados Bibliográfica INDEX PSI (http://www.psicologia-online.org.br/index.html surgiu de um convênio firmado entre o Sistema de Bibliotecas e Informação da PUC-Campinas e o Conselho Federal de Psicologia, objetivando a organização da produção científica nacional na área de Psicologia, focalizando artigos de periódicos publicados no período de 1980 a 1999 com a finalidade de disseminação da informação gerada e preservação da memória científica. Utilizou-se, para entrada de dados, o software CDS-Microisis, versão 3.07 para DOS e interface WWWIsis para acesso via WEB. A Base INDEX PSI será objeto de construção de Biblioteca Virtual na área de Psicologia. The bibliographic database INDEX PSI was established through an agreement between the Information and Library System of PUC-Campinas and the Brazilian Federal Psychology Council, aiming at the organization of the national scientific production in the Psychology field. It focuses on serial articles published from 1980 to 1999, in order to disseminate the information produced and to preserve the scientific memory. To input data at this database it was used the software CDS-Microisis DOS version 3.07, and the interface WWWIsis to access through WEB. INDEX PSI as intended to be the beginning of a Psychology Virtual Library.

  17. Técnicas de mineração visual de dados aplicadas aos dados de instrumentação da barragem de Itaipu Visual data mining techniques applied for the analysis of data collected at Itaipu power plant

    Marco Aurélio Silva Neto

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A usina de Itaipu, maior geradora de hidroeletricidade do mundo, possui mais de 2.200 instrumentos que monitoram seu comportamento geotécnico e estrutural, os quais possuem leituras armazenadas em um banco de dados há mais de 30 anos. A alta dimensionalidade e a grande quantidade de registros contidos nas bases de dados são problemas não triviais tendo-se em vista a busca pelo "conhecimento" a partir desses dados. Neste artigo é apresentado um estudo no qual foram utilizados algoritmos de Mineração Visual de Dados (MVD, integrando técnicas de Mineração de Dados (MD com técnicas de Visualização de Informação (VI, para analisar estes dados de instrumentação, tendo como objetivo estabelecer relações existentes entre diferentes instrumentos, que possibilitem detectar falhas indesejáveis no sistema de monitoramento e possíveis danos à segurança e integridade da barragem. Um maior número de informações pôde ser extraído mais facilmente quando diferentes técnicas de VI, juntamente com as de MD, são aplicadas aos dados. A análise visual dos dados mostrou-se eficiente por agilizar a detecção de anomalias nos dados, sendo uma valiosa ferramenta de apoio à tomada de decisões.Itaipu, the greatest hydroelectric power plant in operation in the world, has more than 2,200 monitoring instruments, which have been storing readings in databases for more than 30 years. The large data sets of high dimensionality and the large amount of records inserted into databases are non-trivial problems when conducting a search for "knowledge" through the data. This paper introduces a study using Visual Data Mining (VDM algorithms integrating Data Mining (DM techniques with Visualization of Information (VI techniques to analyze the data collected at Itaipu dam. The main objective was to establish relationships between the variables in order to detect undesirable failures that can compromise the security and integrity of the dam. More

  18. Penetrômetro de impacto stolf - programa computacional de dados em EXCEL-VBA

    Rubismar Stolf

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Há dois principais tipos de penetrômetro, o estático e o dinâmico. No primeiro, uma haste com uma ponta cônica é introduzida contínua e lentamente (quase estático, registrando-se concomitantemente a força de reação que é igual à resistência do solo. No segundo, utiliza-se a mesma haste. Contudo, esta é introduzida por meio da promoção de uma massa de impacto em queda livre. Dessa forma, a teoria pode ser tratada pela dinâmica newtoniana para obtenção da resistência. O objetivo do programa é proporcionar uma ferramenta rápida, facilitadora da computação de dados de resistência do solo, para esse último penetrômetro, resultando tabelas e gráficos já no formato científico. Desenvolvido em linguagem de programação Visual Basic Aplication (VBA, escolheu-se o aplicativo Excel como interface com o usuário pela sua popularidade. É constituído por quatro planilhas, duasauxiliares, sendo duas delas essenciais, Plan1 e 2: Plan1 - dados de entrada (número de impactos e profundidade. Concomitante à digitação, a tabela de resistência é confeccionada com o respectivo gráfico, podendo tabelar 40 perfis. Plan2 - cumpre função especial de equalizar, ou seja, padronizar a profundidade em camadas constantes, permitindo unificar todos os perfis em uma única tabela. Para tal, escolhe-se uma espessura de camada (exemplo: 5 cm; em seguida, o programa coleta os dados de resistência (MPa da Plan1 e interpola os valores para a profundidade de 5 em 5 cm. Após realizar esse procedimento para todas as tabelas da Plan1, o programa gera, na Plan2, uma única tabela com todos os perfis, a média geral e os respectivos gráficos. É possível selecionar os perfis; por exemplo, apenas os medidos na linha ou entrelinha de plantio e eliminar perfis a critério do usuário. Como objetivo complementar, descreve-se a evolução do projeto "Penetrômetro de impacto", iniciado em 1982, cuja técnica passou a ser adotada no meio cient

  19. BSSDATA - um programa otimizado para filtragem de dados em radioastronomia solar

    Martinon, A. R. F.; Sawant, H. S.; Fernandes, F. C. R.; Stephany, S.; Preto, A. J.; Dobrowolski, K. M.

    2003-08-01

    A partir de 1998, entrou em operação regular no INPE, em São José dos Campos, o Brazilian Solar Spectroscope (BSS). O BSS é dedicado às observações de explosões solares decimétricas com alta resolução temporal e espectral, com a principal finalidade de investigar fenômenos associados com a liberação de energia dos "flares" solares. Entre os anos de 1999 e 2002, foram catalogadas, aproximadamente 340 explosões solares classificadas em 8 tipos distintos, de acordo com suas características morfológicas. Na análise detalhada de cada tipo, ou grupo, de explosões solares deve-se considerar a variação do fluxo do sol calmo ("background"), em função da freqüência e a variação temporal, além da complexidade das explosões e estruturas finas registradas superpostas ao fundo variável. Com o intuito de realizar tal análise foi desenvolvido o programa BSSData. Este programa, desenvolvido em linguagem C++, é constituído de várias ferramentas que auxiliam no tratamento e análise dos dados registrados pelo BSS. Neste trabalho iremos abordar as ferramentas referentes à filtragem do ruído de fundo. As rotinas do BSSData para filtragem de ruído foram testadas nos diversos grupos de explosões solares ("dots", "fibra", "lace", "patch", "spikes", "tipo III" e "zebra") alcançando um bom resultado na diminuição do ruído de fundo e obtendo, em conseqüência, dados onde o sinal torna-se mais homogêneo ressaltando as áreas onde existem explosões solares e tornando mais precisas as determinações dos parâmetros observacionais de cada explosão. Estes resultados serão apresentados e discutidos.

  20. Alterações cognitivas em trabalhadores de uma empresa de processamento de dados

    Hoefel Maria da Graça

    1992-01-01

    Full Text Available Realizou-se estudo de 191 trabalhadores de uma empresa federal de processamento de dados em Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil, em 1989, objetivando estudar déficits cognitivos. São analisadas as relações entre queixas de alteração de memória e os respectivos desempenhos em testes de avaliação cognitiva segundo três grupos de trabalhadores, o primeiro com atividades automatizadas e repetitivas (digitadores e dois outros com funções diversificadas. Utilizou-se um teste de rastreamento psiquiátrico para controlar esta possível variável de confusão. Existe uma alta prevalência de queixas de perda de memória (65,4%, apesar de não haver evidências significativas de problemas cognitivos. Observou-se uma associação estatisticamente significativa entre a presença ou não de queixas de memória e o desempenho no teste psiquiátrico. Sugere-se que futuros estudos enfatizem o aspecto de saúde mental e sofrimento psíquico para compreensão destas queixas, tendo em vista as características do processo de trabalho na informática.

  1. Comparação de softwares para análise de dados de levantamentos complexos

    Maria Helena de Sousa; Nilza Nunes da Silva

    2000-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Comparar "softwares" específicos para análise de dados de levantamentos amostrais complexos, em relação às características: facilidade de aplicação, eficiência computacional e exatidão dos resultados. MÉTODOS: Utilizaram-se dados secundários da Pesquisa Nacional sobre Demografia e Saúde, de 1996, cuja população-alvo foram as mulheres de 15 a 49 anos de idade, pertencentes a uma subamostra probabilística selecionada em dois estágios, estratificada, com probabilidade proporcional ao t...

  2. Reclink: aplicativo para o relacionamento de bases de dados, implementando o método probabilistic record linkage

    Camargo Jr. Kenneth R. de; Coeli Cláudia M.

    2000-01-01

    Apresenta-se um sistema de relacionamento de bases de dados fundamentado na técnica de relacionamento probabilístico de registros, desenvolvido na linguagem C++ com o ambiente de programação Borland C++ Builder versão 3.0. O sistema foi testado a partir de fontes de dados de diferentes tamanhos, tendo sido avaliado em tempo de processamento e sensibilidade para a identificação de pares verdadeiros. O tempo gasto com o processamento dos registros foi menor quando se empregou o programa do que ...

  3. Aplicação de integração de banco de dados visando controle de acesso centralizado

    Barros, Antonio Rodrigues

    2011-01-01

    Resumo: O principal propósito de integração de base de dados, bens importantes para qualquer organização, é proporcionar a visão integrada dos mesmos. A integração,aliada aos conceitos de segurança da informação, fornece rico instrumental para gestão de identidade, que se configura como base para os processos de controle de acesso. Com foco nesses aspectos aspectos, a pesquisa é desenvolvida, introduzos principais conceitos e arquiteturas de integração de banco de dados heterogêneos, discorre...

  4. Estimativa do teor de água no solo utilizando dados de radar de abertura sintética

    O. A. Máximo; A.M. Saad; H. H. Kux

    1999-01-01

    Em virtude da crescente demanda mundial por alimentos, um monitoramento eficaz e em larga escala da umidade do solo constitui fator de grande importância para a previsão de safras. Este trabalho teve por objetivo apresentar uma técnica para o cálculo do teor de água no solo, utilizando modelos preditivos de umidade do solo, baseados em dados de radar de abertura sintética (SAR). Foram utilizados dados do SAR a bordo do JERS-1 ("Japanese Earth Resources Satellite") e dois modelos empíricos. O ...

  5. Classificação de estratos florestais utilizando redes neurais artificiais e dados de sensoriamento remoto

    Wanderson Gonçalves e Gonçalves; Hebe Morganne Campos Ribeiro; José Alberto Silva de Sá; Gundisalvo Piratoba Morales; Hélio Raymundo Ferreira Filho; Arthur da Costa Almeida

    2016-01-01

    O presente estudo objetivou a classificação de tipologias florestais por meio de redes neurais artificiais utilizando dados provenientes de um inventário florestal, fornecido pelo Instituto de Desenvolvimento Florestal e da Biodiversidade do Estado do Pará (IDEFLOR-BIO), e das bandas 3, 4 e 5 do TM do satélite Landsat 5. As informações provenientes das imagens de satélite foram extraídas por meio do aplicativo QGIS 2.8.1 Wien e utilizadas no banco de dados para o treinamento das redes neurais...

  6. Separation Of Uranium And Plutonium Isotopes For Measurement By Multi Collector Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy

    Martinelli, R E; Hamilton, T F; Williams, R W; Kehl, S R

    2009-03-29

    Uranium (U) and plutonium (Pu) isotopes in coral soils, contaminated by nuclear weapons testing in the northern Marshall Islands, were isolated by ion-exchange chromatography and analyzed by mass spectrometry. The soil samples were spiked with {sup 233}U and {sup 242}Pu tracers, dissolved in minerals acids, and U and Pu isotopes isolated and purified on commercially available ion-exchange columns. The ion-exchange technique employed a TEVA{reg_sign} column coupled to a UTEVA{reg_sign} column. U and Pu isotope fractions were then further isolated using separate elution schemes, and the purified fractions containing U and Pu isotopes analyzed sequentially using multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (MCICP-MS). High precision measurements of {sup 234}U/{sup 235}U, {sup 238}U/{sup 235}U, {sup 236}U/{sup 235}U, and {sup 240}Pu/{sup 239}Pu in soil samples were attained using the described methodology and instrumentation, and provide a basis for conducting more detailed assessments of the behavior and transfer of uranium and plutonium in the environment.

  7. Studies on the separation and purification of uranium from thoria irradiated in PHWR

    About 5 g of thoria pellet extracted from the thoria bundle irradiated to 508 full power days in PHWR at KAPS and cooled for about 4.5 years was dissolved in 25 mL of 13 M HNO3 containing 0.03 M HF and 0.1 M Al(NO3)3 under reflux condition in a shielded glove box. Thorium concentration and acidity of the dissolved solution was adjusted to ∼97 g/L and 4M HNO3, suitable for solvent extraction studies. The feed solution had a uranium concentration of 1.36 g/L and gross gamma activity of ∼6 Ci/L. Liquid-liquid extraction experiments were carried out in batch with this feed using 3% TBP in n-dodecane as extractant. The uranium product solution obtained from the solvent extraction was further purified by ion-exchange method using cation exchange resin Dowex 50 x 4. Fission product activity and the isotopic composition of the final recovered product were measured. The uranium product had an overall decontamination factor of 104 and 2 x 104 with respect to thorium and fission product activity respectively. A part of the solution was monitored for dose build-up due to the growth of the decay products of 232U which is a vital input for designing the shielding of a 233U separation facility. (author)

  8. Separations chemistry

    Results of studies on the photochemistry of aqueous Pu solutions and the stability of iodine in liquid and gaseous CO2 are reported. Progress is reported in studies on: the preparation of macroporous bodies filled with oxides and sulfides to be used as adsorbents; the beneficiation of photographic wastes; the anion exchange adsorption of transition elements from thiosulfate solutions; advanced filtration applications of energy significance; high-resolution separations; and, the examination of the separation agents, octylphenylphosphoric acid (OPPA) and trihexyl phosphate (THP)

  9. Product separator

    Welsh, Robert A.; Deurbrouck, Albert W.

    1976-01-20

    A secondary light sensitive photoelectric product separator for use with a primary product separator that concentrates a material so that it is visually distinguishable from adjacent materials. The concentrate separation is accomplished first by feeding the material onto a vibratory inclined surface with a liquid flow, such as a wet concentrating table. Vibrations generally perpendicular to the stream direction of flow cause the concentrate to separate from its mixture according to its color. When the concentrate and its surrounding stream reach the recovery end of the table, a detecting device notes the line of color demarcation and triggers a signal if it differs from a normal condition. If no difference is noted nothing moves on the second separator. However, if a difference is detected in the constant monitoring of the color line's location, a product splitter and recovery unit normally positioned near the color line at the recovery end, moves to a new position. In this manner the selected separated concentrate is recovered at a maximum rate regardless of variations in the flow stream or other conditions present.

  10. Suspended-Bed Reactor preliminary design, 233U--232Th cycle. Final report (revised)

    The preliminary design Suspended-Bed Reactor is described. Coated particles about 2 mm in diameter are used as the fuel. The coatings consist of three layers: (1) low density pyrolytic graphite, 70 μ thick, (2) silicon carbide pressure vessel, 30 μ thick, and (3) ZrC layer, 50 μ thick, to protect the pressure vessel from moisture and oxygen. The fuel kernel can be either uranium-thorium dicarbide or metal. The coated particles are suspended by helium gas (coolant) in a cluster of pressurized tubes. The upward flow of helium fluidizes the coated particles. As the flow rate increases, the bed of particles is lifted upward to the core section. The particles are restrained at the upper end of the core by a suitable screen. The overall particle density in the core is just enough for criticality condition. Should the helium flow cease, the bed in the core section will collapse, and the particles will flow downward into the section where the increased physical spacings among the tubes brings about a safe shutdown. By immersing this section of the tubes in a large graphite block to serve as a heat sink, dissipation of decay heat becomes manageable. This eliminates the need for emergency core cooling systems

  11. Critical dimensions of systems containing 235U, 239Pu, and 233U: 1986 Revision

    This report is primarily a compilation of critical data obtained from experiments performed in a number of laboratories during the period of 1945 through 1985. It supplements the Nuclear Safety Guide [Report TID-7016 (Rev. 2)] in presenting critical data on which recommendations of the Guide are based. It must be emphasized that this report gives critical data without safety factors, so it is no substitute for the Guide or for the related document, The American National Standard for Nuclear Criticality Safety in Operations with Fissionable Materials Outside Reactors. Critical measurements with materials of interest in desired configurations yield information of greatest usefulness and accuracy. Where it is not feasible to obtain the desired critical data, for example, as a result of safety restrictions, subcritical data may be directly applicable, and in some cases may be extrapolated to approximate critical conditions. Critical conditions also may be approximated from the distribution of neutrons introduced into a subcritical assembly. These ''exponential experiments'' may be the only alternative where the quantity of material required is too great for a critical experiment. Calculated extensions of experimental data are included to show the nature of trends, not to substitute for results of experiments. They should be used with caution. A fundamental aim of this document is to illustrate relationships among critical data. The compilation and correlation of data for this purpose, from many measurements in a number of laboratories, require a certain amount of normalization or reduction to common terms. Frequently, for example, the effects of variations in geometry or density must be removed to show trends in data. The manner in which these alterations may be made is discussed in the early section Relations for Conversion to Standard Conditions. 195 refs

  12. 233U Breeding in a Modified Prometheus-L IFE Reactor

    Übeyli, Mustafa

    2004-01-01

    In this study. neutronic analysis of a hybrid version of the PROMETHEUS-LIFE reactor is investigated by using thorium fuels namely, ThN, ThC2 and ThF4. Calculations of neutronic data per DT fusion neutron are performed by using SCALE 4.3 Code. Despite a partial replacement of the tritium breeding zone by the fissile fuel breeding zone, tritium breeding remains still >

  13. Artrite enteropática no Brasil: dados do registro brasileiro de espondiloartrites

    Gustavo G. Resende

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available As doenças inflamatórias intestinais (doença de Crohn e retocolite ulcerativa apresentam manifestações extraintestinais em um quarto dos pacientes, sendo a mais comum a artrite enteropática. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo, observacional e multicêntrico, realizado com pacientes de 29 centros de referência participantes do Registro Brasileiro de Espondiloartrites (RBE, que se incorpora ao grupo RESPONDIA (Registro Ibero-americano de Espondiloartrites. Dados demográficos e clínicos de 1472 pacientes foram colhidos, e aplicaram-se questionários padronizados de avaliação de mobilidade axial, de qualidade de vida, de envolvimento entesítico, de atividade de doença e de capacidade funcional. Exames laboratoriais e radiográficos foram realizados. Objetivamos, neste presente artigo, comparar as características clínicas, epidemiológicas, genéticas, imagenológicas, de tratamento e prognóstico de enteroartríticos com os outros espondiloartríticos nesta grande coorte brasileira. RESULTADOS: Foram classificados como enteroartrite 3,2% dos pacientes, sendo que 2,5% tinham espondilite e 0,7%, artrite (predomínio periférico. O subgrupo de indivíduos com enteroartrite apresentava maior prevalência de mulheres (P < 0,001, menor incidência de dor axial inflamatória (P < 0,001 e de entesite (P = 0,004. O HLA-B27 foi menos frequente no grupo de enteroartríticos (P = 0,001, mesmo se considerado apenas aqueles com a forma axial pura. Houve menor prevalência de sacroiliíte radiológica (P = 0,009 e também menor escore radiográfico (BASRI (P = 0,006 quando comparado aos pacientes com as demais espondiloartrites. Também fizeram mais uso de corticosteroides (P < 0,001 e sulfassalasina (P < 0,001 e menor uso de anti-inflamatórios não hormonais (P < 0,001 e metotrexato (P = 0,001. CONCLUSÃO: Foram encontradas diferenças entre as enteroartrites e as demais espondiloartrites, principalmente maior prevalência do sexo feminino, menor frequ

  14. Estimativa de volume de madeira em plantios de Eucalyptus spp. utilizando dados hiperespectrais e dados topográficos Stand volumes estimate Eucalyptus spp. plantations in forests using hyperspectral and topographic data

    Vanessa Canavesi

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available A disponibilidade de dados hiperespectrais trouxe expectativas nos meios acadêmicos e empresariais quanto à potencialidade de sua aplicação no setor florestal. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o potencial da aplicação de dados hiperespectrais do sensor Hyperion EO-1 na quantificação da variável biofísica volume de madeira em plantios de Eucalyptus spp. e o impacto do sombreamento do relevo nessa quantificação. Para isso, estabeleceram-se correlações entre os dados espectrais e o volume de madeira, seguidos da definição de modelos de regressão linear múltipla como descritores das relações estabelecidas. O efeito do relevo sobre a reflectância dos dosséis de Eucalyptus spp. foi levado em consideração. Os dados Hyperion EO-1 foram convertidos para valores de FRB de superfície, os quais passaram a constituir os dados fundamentais de todo o trabalho. A área de estudo contemplou os plantios do gênero Eucalyptus spp. pertencentes à empresa Votorantim Celulose e Papel (VCP, localizados no Município de Capão Bonito, SP. Foram coletados dados espectrais de amostras localizadas em diferentes condições do relevo. No estabelecimento das relações com volume de madeira, o cálculo de índices de vegetação mediante o emprego de dados hiperespectrais resultou em modelos com maiores valores de R² quando compensados os efeitos topográficos de iluminação, comprovando maior potencial de aplicação desses dados.The availability of orbital hyperspectral data has brought new perspectives to both academic and corporative sectors solving demands in forestry science. The main objective of this work was to evaluate the potential of Hyperion EO-1 hyperspectral data to quantify the biophysical timber volume in Eucalyptus spp stands and the effect of hill shading in that quantification. For this, the correlations between spectral data and timber volume were performed following the use of Multiple Linear regression models as the

  15. Dados de epidemiologia descritiva de transtornos mentais em grupos populacionais do Brasil

    Anastácio Ferreira Morgado

    1985-09-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho são apresentados três tipos de dados sobre transtornos mentais: taxas de prevalência em amostras representativas, taxas de prevalência em estudos de famílias e o indicador de morbidade proporcional isto é, de proporções por diagnóstico entre pacientes internados em hospitais psiquiátricos do Brasil. Em relação a um inquérito epidemiológico, realizado em amostra representativa, a taxa de prevalência total foi de 20%, da qual 3,0%, 14,6%, 0,7%, 1,7% e 0,5% foram de alcoolismo, neuroses, psicoses, oligofrenia e síndrome orgânica do cérebro, respectivamente. A distribuição por sexo mostrou uma clara e esperada predominância de alcoolismo nos homens e de neuroses nas mulheres. Em um estudo voltado para a família de origem (pais e irmãos de 150 grandes consumidores de drogas, a taxa de prevalência total entre 796 familiares foi de 23,2% As taxas específicas de problemas associados ao álcool, dependência de drogas, psicoses, neuroses, epilepsia, transtorno anti-social da personalidade e outros diagnósticos foram, respectivamente, de 8,4%; 5,3%; 3,1%; 4,0%; 0,8%; 0,9% e 0,8%. Os problemas associados ao álcool predominaram nos pais e neuroses nas mães, enquanto dependência de drogas predominou nos irmãos dos 150 consumidores-índice. O perfil da assistência psiquiátrica brasileira é parcialmente visto através do indicador de proporções de primeiras internações nos hospitais psiquiátricos nacionais. Esse indicador é distribuído por diagnóstico, em série histórica, desde 1940 até 1977. Tais dados mostram que as primeiras internações têm aumentado nas últimas quatro décadas, com maiores proporções dos diagnósticos de esquizofrenia e alcoolismo e dependência de drogas. Há, porém, diferença nas proporções de diagnóstico entre o hospital público e o particular-conveniado; tal diferença e o referido aumento de primeiras internações são de suma importância para os programas da

  16. Análise de dados: do exercício da cidadania à sociedade do conhecimento.

    Mendes, Armando B.; Silva, Osvaldo; Nicolau, Fernando C.

    2005-01-01

    "[…]. As metodologias estatísticas e de análise de dados apoiadas em aplicações informáticas, como os pacotes estatísticos e as aplicações de pesquisa de informação e conhecimento (data mining ), tornam possível a análise das situações cada vez mais complexas com que nos deparamos nas organizações. Por outro lado, existe um volume crescente de dados e informação que necessita de ser devidamente trabalhado, de forma a ser possível extrair o conhecimento, conduzindo ao objectivo de acrescentar ...

  17. Estimativa do teor de água no solo utilizando dados de radar de abertura sintética

    O. A. Máximo

    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available Em virtude da crescente demanda mundial por alimentos, um monitoramento eficaz e em larga escala da umidade do solo constitui fator de grande importância para a previsão de safras. Este trabalho teve por objetivo apresentar uma técnica para o cálculo do teor de água no solo, utilizando modelos preditivos de umidade do solo, baseados em dados de radar de abertura sintética (SAR. Foram utilizados dados do SAR a bordo do JERS-1 ("Japanese Earth Resources Satellite" e dois modelos empíricos. O primeiro relaciona o coeficiente de retroespalhamento com a permissividade complexa (modelo de Dubois, e o segundo relaciona a permissividade complexa com o teor de água do solo e algumas de suas características físico-hídricas, tais como percentagem de areia e argila (modelo de Hallikainen. Inicialmente, os dados do SAR/JERS-1 foram calibrados e, por meio do modelo de Dubois, foram calculados os valores de permissividade complexa. Para tanto, foi necessário inserir níveis estimados de rugosidade do solo. A partir destes resultados, utilizou-se o modelo de Hallikainen para calcular a umidade volumétrica. A análise geral dos resultados indica que a técnica de estimação de umidade do solo a partir de imagens de radar de abertura sintética, utilizada neste estudo, mostrou-se física e matematicamente exeqüível. No entanto, apresentou uma precisão moderada, não sendo ainda recomendada para o uso operacional no mapeamento de umidade do solo. A análise dos resultados revelou também que a precisão dos dados é bastante influenciada pela precisão dos valores de rugosidade introduzidos.

  18. Cartography intended to data gravimetric representation Cartografia destinada à representação de dados gravimétricos

    Vivian de Oliveira Fernandes

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This work will be exposed to the application of thematic mapping techniques for proper representation of the gravity data, through explanation of the application isolines maps. The data used for this study are part of a database gravity from the Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (IAG and Companhia Paranaense de Energia Eletrica (Copel Paraná, totaling approximately 9000 stations, among these geodetic data, gravity and topography. In the mapping process, first evaluated phenomenon classification in question to define the vertical intervals and points distribution analysis. Later interpolation was performed with the aid of the isolines Surfer and the representation of the final gravimetric map for the Curitiba city.Neste trabalho será exposta a aplicação de técnicas de cartografia temática para a adequada representação de dados gravimétricos, através da explanação da aplicação do mapeamento de isolinhas. Os dados utilizados para este estudo fazem parte de um banco de dados gravimétricos provenientes do Instituto Astronômico e Geofísico (IAG e Companhia Paranaense de Energia Elétrica (COPEL do Paraná, totalizando aproximadamente 9000 estações, entre estes dados geodésicos, gravimétricos e topográficos. No processo de mapeamento, primeiramente foi avaliada a classificação do fenômeno em questão para definição dos intervalos verticais e análise da distribuição dos pontos. Posteriormente foi realizada a interpolação das isolinhas com auxílio do programa Surfer e a representação final do mapa gravimétrico para o município de Curitiba.

  19. I - Análise dos dados de mortalidade I - Analysis of mortality data

    Maria Helena Prado de Mello Jorge

    1997-08-01

    Full Text Available As mortes por causas externas correspondem a grande parcela de óbitos em, praticamente, todos os países do mundo, ocupando, sempre, a segunda ou terceira colocação. Porém a sua distribuição quanto ao tipo de causa é diversa. Com o objetivo de estudar a mortalidade por causas externas, segundo o tipo de causa, sexo e idade, foi descrita a situação dessas mortes no Brasil e capitais, no período 1977 a 1994. Foram calculados os coeficientes de mortalidade por causas externas e a mortalidade proporcional, utilizando os dados de mortalidade fornecidos pelo Sistema de Informação de Mortalidade do Ministério da Saúde, e a população foi estimada baseada nos dados censitários de 1970, 1980 e 1991. Os resultados mostraram que, em números absolutos, os óbitos por causas externas quase dobraram no período de 1977 a 1994, passando a ser a segunda causa de morte no País. O coeficiente de mortalidade, em 1994, foi de 69,8/100.000 habitantes e o maior crescimento se deu nos óbitos do sexo masculino. Os coeficientes de mortalidade masculinos são, aproximadamente, 4,5 vezes o valor dos femininos. As causas externas representaram a primeira causa de morte dos 5 aos 39 anos, sendo a maior ocorrência na faixa etária dos 15 a 19 anos (65% dos óbitos por causas externas. Além do aumento, parece estar ocorrendo um deslocamento das mortes para faixas etárias mais jovens. A mortalidade por causas externas, segundo tipo, mostra que durante o período analisado houve aumento tanto nos óbitos por acidentes de trânsito, quanto por homicídios, tendo os suicídios permanecido, praticamente, constantes. No grupo de acidentes classificados como "demais acidentes" houve leve aumento, devido, principalmente, às quedas e afogamentos. Nas capitais dos Estados a mortalidade por causas externas apresentam valores mais altos que a média brasileira, com exceção de algumas áreas do Nordeste. As capitais da região Norte apresentaram algumas das

  20. GPS Separator

    2016-01-01

    Footage of the 70 degree ISOLDE GPS separator magnet MAG70 as well as the switchyard for the Central Mass and GLM (GPS Low Mass) and GHM (GPS High Mass) beamlines in the GPS separator zone. In the GPS20 vacuum sector equipment such as the long GPS scanner 482 / 483 unit, faraday cup FC 490, vacuum valves and wiregrid piston WG210 and WG475 and radiation monitors can also be seen. Also the RILIS laser guidance and trajectory can be seen, the GPS main beamgate switch box and the actual GLM, GHM and Central Beamline beamgates in the beamlines as well as the first electrostatic quadrupoles for the GPS lines. Close up of the GHM deflector plates motor and connections and the inspection glass at the GHM side of the switchyard.

  1. HRS Separator

    2016-01-01

    Footage of the 90 and 60 degree ISOLDE HRS separator magnets in the HRS separator zone. In the two vacuum sectors HRS20 and HRS30 equipment such as the HRS slits SL240, the HRS faraday cup FC300 and wiregrid WG210 can be spotted. Vacuum valves, turbo pumps, beamlines, quadrupoles, water and compressed air connections, DC and signal cabling can be seen throughout the video. The HRS main and user beamgate in the beamline between MAG90 and MAG60 and its switchboxes as well as all vacuum bellows and flanges are shown. Instrumentation such as the HRS scanner unit 482 / 483, the HRS WG470 wiregrid and slits piston can be seen. The different quadrupoles and supports are shown as well as the RILIS guidance tubes and installation at the magnets and the different radiation monitors.

  2. Determinação indireta do teor de hematita no solo a partir de dados de colorimetria e radiometria

    Campos Rogério Costa

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available A cor do solo é uma propriedade que deriva de alguns atributos do próprio solo, entre eles, do teor de óxidos de ferro. Desse modo, o estabelecimento de relações funcionais entre dados referentes à caracterização da cor e teores de óxidos de ferro apresenta-se como uma alternativa simples e rápida para a semiquantificação dos teores dos referidos óxidos. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi semiquantificar os teores de hematita na fração argila, em laboratório, a partir da avaliação automatizada das cores de amostras de solos do Estado de São Paulo, utilizando um colorímetro e um espectrorradiômetro. Os dados obtidos por radiometria serviram de base para a determinação da cor nos sistemas L*a*b* e Munsell, bem como para o cálculo de índices de avermelhamento (IAVs. Os IAVs apresentaram dependência funcional dos teores de hematita e foram as melhores relações verificadas com os índices determinados a partir de cores no sistema L*a*b*. Modelos exponenciais, baseados em dados obtidos por sensores, mostram-se adequados na predição dos teores de hematita.

  3. Component Separations

    Heller, Lior; McNichols, Colton H.; Ramirez, Oscar M.

    2012-01-01

    Component separation is a technique used to provide adequate coverage for midline abdominal wall defects such as a large ventral hernia. This surgical technique is based on subcutaneous lateral dissection, fasciotomy lateral to the rectus abdominis muscle, and dissection on the plane between external and internal oblique muscles with medial advancement of the block that includes the rectus muscle and its fascia. This release allows for medial advancement of the fascia and closure of up to 20-...

  4. Component separations.

    Heller, Lior; McNichols, Colton H; Ramirez, Oscar M

    2012-02-01

    Component separation is a technique used to provide adequate coverage for midline abdominal wall defects such as a large ventral hernia. This surgical technique is based on subcutaneous lateral dissection, fasciotomy lateral to the rectus abdominis muscle, and dissection on the plane between external and internal oblique muscles with medial advancement of the block that includes the rectus muscle and its fascia. This release allows for medial advancement of the fascia and closure of up to 20-cm wide defects in the midline area. Since its original description, components separation technique underwent multiple modifications with the ultimate goal to decrease the morbidity associated with the traditional procedure. The extensive subcutaneous lateral dissection had been associated with ischemia of the midline skin edges, wound dehiscence, infection, and seroma. Although the current trend is to proceed with minimally invasive component separation and to reinforce the fascia with mesh, the basic principles of the techniques as described by Ramirez et al in 1990 have not changed over the years. Surgeons who deal with the management of abdominal wall defects are highly encouraged to include this technique in their collection of treatment options. PMID:23372455

  5. Coleta de dados a partir de imagens: considerações sobre a privacidade dos usuários em redes sociais

    Fabrício Silva Assumpção

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Considerando a privacidade dos dados dos usuários nas redes sociais, o papel das imagens nas redes sociais e as imagens como fontes de dados, objetiva-se identificar como a coleta de dados a partir de imagens é tratada no Facebook e no Instagram. Para isso, são identificados os principais métodos utilizados para a coleta de dados a partir de imagens no Facebook e no Instagram, as menções à coleta de dados a partir das imagens nas políticas dessas redes sociais, e as opções dos usuários para a configuração desta coleta. Conclui-se que as políticas dessas redes sociais se mostram vagas em diversos momentos no que diz respeito à coleta de dados a partir de imagens, sem especificar quais dados são coletados e listando itens apenas com caráter exemplificativo. Essas conclusões ressaltam a necessidade de conscientização dos usuários de redes sociais acerca de sua privacidade durante a coleta de dados.

  6. Magnetic separator

    Křupka, Jiří

    2015-01-01

    Cílem bakalářské práce je návrh konstrukčního řešení magnetického separátoru určeného k separaci drobného průmyslového odpadu. Tato zpráva obsahuje přehled zařízení světových výrobců, která slouží k magnetické separaci ocelového odpadu. Dále pak posouzení variant technických řešení konstrukčních uzlů magnetického separátoru a následný výběr konkrétního řešení. Dle vstupních parametrů jsou vypočteny všechny parametry potřebné ke správnému návrhu stroje. Ve výpočtech jsou zahrnuty i odůvodnění ...

  7. Aplicação da metodologia ROC na análise de dados de microarrays

    Fortes, Carina Soares da Silva, 1974-

    2012-01-01

    Tese de doutoramento, Estatística e Investigação Operacional (Probabilidades e Estatística), Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências, 2012 Um objetivo muito comum na análise de dados de microarrays é determinar que genes são diferencialmente expressos sob dois (ou mais) tipos de tecido ou sob amostras submetidas a diferentes condições experimentais. Sabe-se que as amostras biológicas são heterógeneas devido a vários fatores, como por exemplo, antecedentes genéticos e subtipos molecul...

  8. Segurança criptográfica no armazenamento e partilha de dados em ambientes cloud

    Portela, Bernardo Luís Fernandes

    2013-01-01

    Este projeto terá como objetivo principal a meticulosa análise das alternativas criptográficas aplicáveis à gestão de dados em cloud. Neste âmbito vão ser abordadas técnicas como a homomorphic encryption, secure multi-party computation, differential privacy, entre outras. Para finalizar, tem-se também como objetivo a criação de um caso de estudo como demonstração do trabalhado.

  9. Redes sociais com base em dados provenientes de sistemas de informação para a saúde

    Mendes, Marco António Rufino

    2013-01-01

    As Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação mudaram radicalmente a nossa vida e consequentemente a forma como nos relacionamos. Atualmente Redes Sociais e Comunidades Virtuais são expressões comuns e utilizadas em diversos contextos, desde o contexto dos relacionamentos pessoais até aos relacionamentos profissionais, englobando uma infinidade de temas. Se por um lado as redes sociais já existem há milhares de anos, por outro as novas tecnologias têm dado suporte a novas formas e novos model...

  10. APROXIMACIÓN HISTÓRICA AL TRATAMIENTO JURÍDICO Y SOCIAL DADO A LA HOMOSEXUALIDAD EN EUROPA

    María Martín Sánchez

    2011-01-01

    La homosexualidad no es un fenómeno de reciente aparición, sino que ha estado presente en las más diversas sociedades y civilizaciones, en las que se le ha dado un trato muy diverso en función de diferentes factores. La propia experiencia revela que la diferente posición respecto a la homosexualidad, admitiéndose e incluso venerándose o llegándose a condenar penalmente, responde al grado de tolerancia de la sociedad en que se contextualice, sin obviar otras circunstancias. La evolución que ha...

  11. Violência sexual contra meninos: dados epidemiológicos, características e consequências

    Jean Von Hohendorff

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desse ensaio teórico é contribuir para a produção de conhecimento sobre a violência sexual masculina no Brasil, tendo em vista a escassez de estudos nacionais. A carência de conhecimento teórico-prático torna a atuação profissional um desafio. Buscaram-se trabalhos científicos em bases de dados nacionais, porém apenas um estudo foi encontrado. Diante disso, recorreu-se a publicações internacionais. Dados epidemiológicos da violência sexual masculina no Brasil, bem como as características das vítimas, dos autores e das situações de violência sexual, além das possíveis consequências deste tipo de violência, foram conteúdos abordados nesse estudo. A dificuldade dos meninos em relatar suas experiências de violência sexual e as dúvidas quanto à orientação sexual são aspectos frequentes na discussão da literatura encontrada. Conclui-se que, embora em menor prevalência, a violência sexual masculina ocorre e necessita de estratégias preventivas e terapêuticas. Além disso, é necessário o incremento de estudos nacionais sobre a temática.

  12. Reclink: aplicativo para o relacionamento de bases de dados, implementando o método probabilistic record linkage

    Kenneth R. de Camargo Jr.

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Apresenta-se um sistema de relacionamento de bases de dados fundamentado na técnica de relacionamento probabilístico de registros, desenvolvido na linguagem C++ com o ambiente de programação Borland C++ Builder versão 3.0. O sistema foi testado a partir de fontes de dados de diferentes tamanhos, tendo sido avaliado em tempo de processamento e sensibilidade para a identificação de pares verdadeiros. O tempo gasto com o processamento dos registros foi menor quando se empregou o programa do que ao ser realizado manualmente, em especial, quando envolveram bases de maior tamanho. As sensibilidades do processo manual e do processo automático foram equivalentes quando utilizaram bases com menor número de registros; entretanto, à medida que as bases aumentaram, percebeu-se tendência de diminuição na sensibilidade apenas no processo manual. Ainda que em fase inicial de desenvolvimento, o sistema apresentou boa performance tanto em velocidade quanto em sensibilidade. Embora a performance dos algoritmos utilizados tenha sido satisfatória, o objetivo é avaliar outras rotinas, buscando aprimorar o desempenho do sistema.

  13. Reclink: aplicativo para o relacionamento de bases de dados, implementando o método probabilistic record linkage

    Camargo Jr. Kenneth R. de

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Apresenta-se um sistema de relacionamento de bases de dados fundamentado na técnica de relacionamento probabilístico de registros, desenvolvido na linguagem C++ com o ambiente de programação Borland C++ Builder versão 3.0. O sistema foi testado a partir de fontes de dados de diferentes tamanhos, tendo sido avaliado em tempo de processamento e sensibilidade para a identificação de pares verdadeiros. O tempo gasto com o processamento dos registros foi menor quando se empregou o programa do que ao ser realizado manualmente, em especial, quando envolveram bases de maior tamanho. As sensibilidades do processo manual e do processo automático foram equivalentes quando utilizaram bases com menor número de registros; entretanto, à medida que as bases aumentaram, percebeu-se tendência de diminuição na sensibilidade apenas no processo manual. Ainda que em fase inicial de desenvolvimento, o sistema apresentou boa performance tanto em velocidade quanto em sensibilidade. Embora a performance dos algoritmos utilizados tenha sido satisfatória, o objetivo é avaliar outras rotinas, buscando aprimorar o desempenho do sistema.

  14. Longitudinal data analysis in animal experimentsAnálise de dados longitudinais em experimentação animal

    Alessandro Pelegrine Minho

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Longitudinal data analysis with repeated measures over time can be done in different ways: in experiments using the split plot design, with the animal as plots and time as subplots; through the analysis of multivariate models; and also by adjusting mixed models, which enables the use of different structures for the covariance matrix. The main problem involved in the analysis of repeated measures over time is related to the lack of randomization, because pairs of measurements taken along the time are correlated, which can invalidate the tests involving the time factor. To discuss the different forms of analysis, data were used from an experiment in which Santa Ines lambs were infected with 6,000 L3 Haemochus contortus and treated with condensed tannin. The source of tannin was the acacia extract obtained from Acacia mearnsii (commercially available. The data were analyzed using the software R 2.11.1 (2010. No significant effect was found (p > 0.05 of supplementation with tannin, acting on the body weight of animals. The methods used for data analysis showed similar results, which does not always occur. And considering the dependence of observations taken over time, recommended the setting of mixed models, which may involve growth curves or polynomial models that include the covariance matrix that best explains the data.A análise de dados longitunais com medidas repetidas ao longo do tempo pode ser feita de diferentes maneiras: em experimentos usando o delineamento em parcelas subdivididas, tendo o animal como parcela e o tempo como subparcela; através da análise de modelos multivariados; e ainda através do ajuste de modelos mistos, que possibilita a utilização de diferentes estruturas para a matriz de covariâncias. O principal problema envolvido na análise de medidas repetidas ao longo do tempo está relacionado à ausência de aleatorização, pois pares de mensurações feitas no tempo estão correlacionadas, o que pode invalidar os

  15. Sulphur containing novel extractants for extraction-separation of palladium (II)

    Extraction performance of palladium (II) by sulphur containing extragents has unequivocally established their strong extraction ability toward this thiophilic soft metal. Hence a comprehensive investigative study was initiated by us to examine selective reversible extraction-separation of trace and macro amounts of palladium (II) from both aqueous nitric acid as well as hydrochloric acid media into 1,2-dichloroethane by 1,10-dithia-18 crown-6 (1,10-DT18C6), S6-pentano-36 (S6-P-36) and bis (2-ethylhexyl) sulphoxide (BESO) dissolved in toluene. From the study of aqueous phase acidity, reagent concentration, period of equilibration, diluent, strippant and diverse ions, conditions are established from its quantitative and reversible extraction. Recovery of Pd(II) from loaded thiacrown and sulphoxide phase is easily accomplished by using sodium thiocyanate, ammonium thiocyanate, thiourea, sodium thiosulphate and mixture of (2M Na2CO3 + 0.5 NH4OH) (only for BESO) as the strippants. The lack of interference from even appreciable amounts of contaminants like 137Cs, 106Ru, 233U and 239Pu may be considered as one of the outstanding advantages of the method. Application of these extractants has been successfully tested for the recovery of palladium from high active waste matrix. The extracted complex from both the thiacrowns has been characterized by elemental analyses and UV-Visible spectra, confirmed to be PdA2.T (A = NO-3, Cl-) from dilute (pH ∼ 2) acid solutions while composition of organic species with palladium for the sulphoxide, has also been confirmed to be disolvate of the type Pd(NO3)2.2BESO. (author). 52 refs., 6 tabs., 6 figs

  16. APROXIMACIÓN HISTÓRICA AL TRATAMIENTO JURÍDICO Y SOCIAL DADO A LA HOMOSEXUALIDAD EN EUROPA

    María Martín Sánchez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La homosexualidad no es un fenómeno de reciente aparición, sino que ha estado presente en las más diversas sociedades y civilizaciones, en las que se le ha dado un trato muy diverso en función de diferentes factores. La propia experiencia revela que la diferente posición respecto a la homosexualidad, admitiéndose e incluso venerándose o llegándose a condenar penalmente, responde al grado de tolerancia de la sociedad en que se contextualice, sin obviar otras circunstancias. La evolución que ha experimentado ha logrado en la actualidad su protección jurídica ante los más altos organismos europeos (TEDH, hasta lograr el reconocimiento del derecho al matrimonio homosexual en algunos países como es el caso de España, Holanda o Bélgica.

  17. As Possibilidades Criativas da Internet: o banco de dados e o fazer artístico contemporâneo

    Marília Xavier de Lima

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Com a crescente alimentação dos bancos de dados e ainda uma tímida exploração de setores regulamentadores, a Web se coloca como um ambiente de livre exercício do fazer artístico contemporâneo, implicando, desse modo, em uma modificação do estatuto de espectador para criador. A partir disso, este trabalho objetiva identificar o novo papel do espectador diante das atuais tecnologias midiáticas, apresentando um caráter interativo diante de determinadas obras arte (como a web art e o transcinema. Neste sentido, veremos como a internet torna-se um espaço de sobras, restos ou retalhos de outras áreas da produção artística, bem como se mostra diverso e produtivo. 

  18. Privacidade dos dados em ambientes de interoperabilidade - estudo de caso na área da saúde

    Lopes, Secundino; Quaresma, Rui

    2014-01-01

    A partilha de informação entre organizações através de iniciativas de interoperabilidade entre múltiplos sistemas heterogéneos é fundamental à colaboração e integração de serviços, à agilidade das organizações e ao aumento na disponibilidade e qualidade da informação. Contudo, o aumento considerável das situações de utilização e na quantidade e tipo de dados readaptados, reformulados e partilhados impõe uma atenção especial nas questões relacionadas com a privacidade, a proteção e a segurança...

  19. Estudo da Ilha de Calor na Região Metropolitana do Rio de Janeiro Usando Dados do MODIS

    Caio Atila Pereira Sena

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available A Região Metropolitana do Rio de Janeiro (RMRJ apresenta uma série de problemas ambientais, dentre eles, a ocorrência de Ilhas de Calor Urbanas (ICU e este trabalho tem como objetivo examinar as características da ICU na RMRJ. Para tal, foram usadas composições de 8 dias de dados de Temperatura Superficial Continental (TSC geradas pelo sensor MODIS (Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer a bordo dos satélites Aqua e Terra no período de janeiro de 2003 a dezembro de 2010. A análise foi feita agrupando-se os dados para as diferentes estações do ano e posteriormente calculando-se a média de TSC para cada estação com o intuito de verificar a variação sazonal da ICU. Observou-se que, algumas zonas apresentaram temperaturas próximas dos 50°C durante a primavera e o verão. Ao longo do outono e do inverno as médias atingiram 40°C sobre a maior parte da região de estudo. Foram registradas amplitudes térmicas de até 25°C entre áreas com diferentes níveis de urbanização, durante a primavera. No verão a amplitude foi de 20°C entre as mesmas áreas. No outono a diferença foi de 15°C e no inverno, de 10°C.

  20. Estimativa da evapotranspiração de referência a partir de dados meteorológicos limitados

    Daniel Fonseca de Carvalho

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a estimativa da evapotranspiração de referência (ETo, para a região Sudeste do Brasil, a partir de dados meteorológicos limitados. O método de Penman-Monteith FAO 56 (PMp foi tomado como referência. Três cenários com dados meteorológicos limitados, obtidos de rede de estações automáticas, foram utilizados para estimação da ETo: método padrão (PMp com uso da radiação solar estimada pelo balanço entre ondas curtas e longas (PMKrs; método padrão com uso da pressão de vapor estimada pelas temperaturas máxima e mínima, e pela umidade relativa do ar (PMea; e método padrão com uso da velocidade de vento constante (2 m s-1; PMu2. A ETo também foi estimada pelos métodos de Hargreaves-Samani (HS e de Turc. Os modelos foram analisados por meio de indicadores estatísticos de desvio absoluto médio (MBE, erro relativo (ER, raiz quadrada do erro quadrático médio (RMSE e índice de Willmott (d. O método PMea é a melhor alternativa para estimar a ETo, seguido pelos métodos PMu2, para Espírito Santo e Rio de Janeiro, e PMKrs, para São Paulo e Minas Gerais. Os maiores erros são obtidos com o método de Hargreaves-Samani, que superestimou a ETo em comparação ao PMp, para a maioria das estações avaliadas.

  1. Shoulder separation - aftercare

    Separated shoulder - aftercare; Acromioclavicular joint separation - aftercare; A/C separation - aftercare ... Shoulder separation is not an injury to the main shoulder joint itself. It is an injury to ...

  2. Qualidade de dados fluviométricos obtidos através de perfilamento acústico

    Mateus Ricardo Nogueira Vilanova

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Perfiladores acústicos Doppler de corrente são, na atualidade, a principal opção para medição de vazão e monitoramento hidrodinâmico de cursos d'água, em substituição aos métodos tradicionais. A disseminação desse tipo de equipamento deve-se, principalmente, às suas vantagens operativas, que vão da rapidez de medição até o maior detalhamento e quantidade de informações geradas sobre a hidrodinâmica das seções hidrométricas. Assim como no emprego de métodos e equipamentos tradicionais, o uso de perfiladores acústicos Doppler deve ser pautado pela busca da qualidade dos dados, uma vez que estes são a base para projetos e gestão de obras e sistemas de recursos hídricos. Nesse sentido, o trabalho apresenta uma análise das incertezas de medição de uma campanha hidrométrica realizada no Rio Sapucaí (Piranguinho-MG, utilizando dois perfiladores Doppler distintos: um ADCP Rio Grande 1.200 kHz e um Qmetrix Qliner. Foram realizadas 10 medições consecutivas com cada equipamento, seguindo-se os protocolos de qualidade existentes na literatura e, posteriormente, uma análise de incerteza do Tipo A (ou seja, análise estatística de várias observações independentes das grandezas de entrada sob as mesmas condições. As medições do ADCP e Qliner apresentaram, respectivamente, incertezas-padrão de 0,679% e 0,508% em relação às médias. Tais resultados são satisfatórios e aceitáveis quando comparados a referências da literatura, indicando a validade do uso de perfiladores Doppler para a expansão de redes fluviométricas e geração de dados hidrológicos.

  3. Classificação de estratos florestais utilizando redes neurais artificiais e dados de sensoriamento remoto

    Wanderson Gonçalves e Gonçalves

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo objetivou a classificação de tipologias florestais por meio de redes neurais artificiais utilizando dados provenientes de um inventário florestal, fornecido pelo Instituto de Desenvolvimento Florestal e da Biodiversidade do Estado do Pará (IDEFLOR-BIO, e das bandas 3, 4 e 5 do TM do satélite Landsat 5. As informações provenientes das imagens de satélite foram extraídas por meio do aplicativo QGIS 2.8.1 Wien e utilizadas no banco de dados para o treinamento das redes neurais pertencentes às ferramentas do software MATLAB(r R2011b. Foram treinadas redes neurais como classificadores de dois tipos florestais: Floresta Ombrófila Densa de Terras baixas Dossel emergente (Dbe e Floresta Ombrófila Densa Terras baixas Dossel emergente mais Aberta com palmeiras (Dbe + Abp no conjunto de glebas estaduais Mamuru-Arapiuns, Pará, e avaliadas usando os indicadores matriz de confusão, cálculo de acurácia global, coeficiente Kappa e o gráfico de características do receptor operacional (ROC. O melhor resultado de classificação foi obtido por meio da rede neural probabilística de função de base radial (RBF "newpnn", com uma acurácia global de 88%, e coeficiente Kappa de 76%, sendo avaliado como um classificador muito bom, evidenciando a aplicação dessa metodologia na análise de áreas com potencial para prestar serviços ecossistêmicos e, principalmente, na prestação de serviços ambientais em áreas antrópicas que adotam sistema de produção agropecuária com baixa emissão de carbono na Amazônia.

  4. Ferrofluid separator for nonferrous scrap separation

    Kaiser, R.; Mir, L.

    1974-01-01

    Behavior of nonmagnetic objects within separator is essentially function of density, and independent of size or shape of objects. Results show close agreement between density of object and apparent density of ferrofluid required to float it. Results also demonstrate that very high separation rates are achievable by ferrofluid sink-float separation.

  5. Estimação da taxa de cruzamento da aceroleira com base em dados isoenzimáticos

    Lopes Ricardo

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A aceroleira (Malpighia emarginata é uma espécie da família Malpighiaceae que produz frutos com alto conteúdo de vitamina C. O crescimento da demanda da acerola e de seus derivados causou a procura de variedades melhoradas, para expansão dos plantios comerciais. O objetivo deste trabalho foi obter informações sobre o sistema de cruzamento de um pomar de aceroleiras localizado em Visconde do Rio Branco, MG. Dez famílias oriundas de sementes de polinização natural foram genotipadas usando-se sete locos izoenzimáticos (Idh, Mdh-1, Mdh-2, Pgm-1, Pgm-2, Est-1 e Pod, e os dados foram submetidos a análise pelo modelo misto de cruzamento. A estimativa da taxa de cruzamento da população utilizando todos os locos simultaneamente não diferiu estatisticamente de 1,00. Nas famílias, as estimativas variaram de 0,68 a 1,00, e duas diferiram significativamente de 1,00. Conclui-se que a aceroleira é predominantemente alógama e que a taxa de cruzamento varia entre famílias, fato que deve ser levado em consideração em programas de melhoramento e conservação de germoplasma.

  6. A descoberta de conhecimento em bases de dados como suporte a actividades de business intelligence : aplicação na área do database marketing

    Pinto, Filipe

    2006-01-01

    A existência de bases de dados nas empresas nunca foi tão relevante como nos últimos anos, sendo fácil constatar a sua presença em qualquer projecto ou investimento desenvolvido. Uma base de dados poderá ainda ser considerada, como um repositório de conhecimento potencialmente relevante, mas escondido. De facto o seu conteúdo muitas vezes não é explorado em profundidade, pese embora existam numerosas actividades desenvolvidas sobre elas, como é o caso do marketing directo ou do marketing r...

  7. Separação de dados hiperespectrais baseada na análise de vértices de um simplex

    Nascimento, José M. P.; Bioucas-Dias, José M.

    2008-01-01

    Os sensores hiperespectrais que estão a ser desenvolvidos para aplicações em detecção remota, produzem uma elevada quantidade de dados. Tal quantidade de dados obriga a que as ferramentas de análise e processamento sejam eficientes e tenham baixa complexidade computacional. Uma tarefa importante na detecção remota é a determinação das substâncias presentes numa imagem hiperespectral e quais as suas concentrações. Neste contexto, Vertex component analysis (VCA), é um método não-supervisiona...

  8. Comparação de softwares para análise de dados de levantamentos complexos Comparison of software programs for data analysis of complex surveys

    Maria Helena de Sousa; Nilza Nunes da Silva

    2000-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Comparar "softwares" específicos para análise de dados de levantamentos amostrais complexos, em relação às características: facilidade de aplicação, eficiência computacional e exatidão dos resultados. MÉTODOS: Utilizaram-se dados secundários da Pesquisa Nacional sobre Demografia e Saúde, de 1996, cuja população-alvo foram as mulheres de 15 a 49 anos de idade, pertencentes a uma subamostra probabilística selecionada em dois estágios, estratificada, com probabilidade proporcional ao t...

  9. Desafios à privacidade dos dados na área da saúde - a interoperabilidade no domínio da segurança

    Lopes, Secundino; Quaresma, Rui

    2014-01-01

    As iniciativas de colaboração interorganizacionais promoveram a partilha de dados, quer através de processos de integração, quer de interoperabilidade entre sistemas. Sistemas que inicialmente foram construídos para funcionarem de forma isolada, por diversos fatores evoluem para uma situação em que a sua sobrevivência depende do fator interoperabilidade com outros sistemas, mesmo que tecnologicamente heterogéneos. A área da saúde é um destes exemplos. Quando está em causa a partilha de dados ...

  10. O seguro depósito induz ao risco moral nas cooperativas de crédito brasileiras?: um estudo com dados em painel

    Valéria Gama Fully Bressan; Marcelo José Braga; Aureliano Angel Bressan; Moisés de Andrade Resende-Filho

    2012-01-01

    Interesses conflitantes e monitoramento imperfeito podem induzir instituições financeiras cobertas por seguro depósito a se exporem mais ao risco do que o nível preconizado pelo fundo gestor do seguro. Testa-se se a instauração do Fundo Garantidor (FGS) do Sistema das Cooperativas de Crédito do Brasil (Sicoob) não induziu ao problema de risco moral. Utiliza-se um painel com dados mensais de 180 cooperativas (61,43% das cooperativas filiadas ao Sicoob). Modelos de dados em painel estimados com...

  11. Fictional Separation Logic

    Jensen, Jonas Buhrkal; Birkedal, Lars

    2012-01-01

    Separation logic formalizes the idea of local reasoning for heap-manipulating programs via the frame rule and the separating conjunction P * Q, which describes states that can be split into \\emph{separate} parts, with one satisfying P and the other satisfying Q. In standard separation logic......, separation means physical separation. In this paper, we introduce \\emph{fictional separation logic}, which includes more general forms of fictional separating conjunctions P * Q, where "*" does not require physical separation, but may also be used in situations where the memory resources described by P and Q...... overlap. We demonstrate, via a range of examples, how fictional separation logic can be used to reason locally and modularly about mutable abstract data types, possibly implemented using sophisticated sharing. Fictional separation logic is defined on top of standard separation logic, and both the meta...

  12. Separation Anxiety (For Parents)

    ... 5 Things to Know About Zika & Pregnancy Separation Anxiety KidsHealth > For Parents > Separation Anxiety Print A A ... both of you get through it. How Separation Anxiety Develops Babies adapt pretty well to other caregivers. ...

  13. A dinâmica de produção de conhecimento: teorias e dados, pesquisador e pesquisados

    Dèsirée Motta-Roth

    2003-01-01

    direções opostas. Assim, no processo de investigação, tentamos ancorar os dados no seu contexto de situação e, ao mesmo tempo, relacioná-los ao contexto mais amplo da teoria. Procuramos significação na recorrência de elementos lingüísticos e, ao mesmo tempo, buscamos explicar qualitativamente a natureza desses elementos. Desenvolvemos a habilidade de delimitar e observar um . dado contexto de pesquisa e, ao mesmo tempo, tentamos neutralizar esse olhar de fora, para penetrar nesse contexto e obter um 'olhar de dentro'.

  14. Decomposição da elasticidade-preço no varejo com uso de dados escaneados

    Delane Botelho

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é estimar a elasticidade-preço da demanda decomposta em elasticidade-preço da escolha da marca e da quantidade comprada, e discutir as implicações desta decomposição para uma categoria específica de bem de consumo. Para isto foram utilizados dados escaneados de uma amostra de domicílios no contexto varejista brasileiro. Dois modelos foram usados: o modelo logit condicional baseado na maximização da utilidade do domicílio para a decisão de escolha da marca e o modelo clássico de regressão linear para a decisão da quantidade a comprar. No que diz respeito à validação, o primeiro modelo demonstrou uma satisfatória capacidade de previsão da participação de mercado das marcas. Implicações gerenciais incluem específicas decisões e ações de preço para as marcas, já que a natureza da decomposição das elasticidades-preço varia entre marcas.This article focuses on the estimation of the total price-elasticity of demand, decomposed in brand choice and quantity price-elasticity, and it discusses the implications of such decomposition for a specific product category, using a scanner data sample of Brazilian households. Two models were used: the brand choice decision was modeled through the conditional logit based on household utility maximization; the decision of how much to buy was modeled through classical linear regressions. Regarding the validity, the first model demonstrated a satisfactory prevision power of brand market share. Managerial implications include specific price decisions to each brand, as the nature of the price-elasticity decomposition varies among brands.

  15. New data on Echinococcus spp. in Southern Brazil Novos dados sobre Echinococcus spp. no sul do Brasil

    Mário L. de La Rue

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available 40 Echinococcus isolates from sheep and cattle in Southern Brazil were genetically analysed in order to obtain further data on the presence of different taxa of the Echinococcus granulosus complex. Differentiation was done using a PCR technique and sequencing of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (CO1. Most samples (38 could be allocated to the sheep strain (G1 of E. granulosus, while two samples belonged to E. ortleppi, previously known as cattle strain (G5 of E. granulosus. Due to the shorter prepatent period in dogs of the latter taxon, this records have important implications for the design of control measures in this endemic region.Quarenta isolados de Echinococcus provenientes de ovinos e bovinos do sul do Brasil foram analisados geneticamente com o objetivo de obter dados a respeito das diferentes cepas dentro do gênero Echinococcus granulosus. A diferenciação foi feita empregando-se a técnica de PCR a o seqüenciamento da subunidade 1 da citocromo c oxidase (CO1. A maior parte das amostras (38 pôde ser alocada na cepa ovina (G1 enquanto duas amostras pertenceram ao gênero E. ortleppi, anteriormente conhecido como cepa bovina (G5 do E. granulosus. Devido ao menor período pré-patente em cães deste último gênero ressalta-se a importância do presente registro devido às implicações no delineamento de medidas de controle nesta região endêmica.

  16. Remoção de erros em mapas de produtividade via filtragem de dados brutos Removal of errors in yield maps through raw data filtering

    Leonardo A. A. Menegatti

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available A automação do processo de obtenção do mapa de produtividade introduz erros nos dados coletados. Processos de filtragem de dados podem eliminar parte dos erros e elevar a qualidade da informação. Um processo de filtragem foi desenvolvido para as características de cada erro presente em um mapa de produtividade. Tais erros podem ser de posicionamento, produtividades improvavelmente altas e baixas, largura de plataforma incorreta, umidade de grãos, distância entre pontos, intervalo de enchimento e limites estatísticos para dados discrepantes. O filtro foi aplicado a seis conjuntos de dados obtidos de seis diferentes monitores de produtividade comerciais. A análise geoestatística dos conjuntos de dados mostrou que a aplicação do filtro diminuiu o efeito pepita e obteve melhores resultados qualitativos na validação cruzada por krigagem, elevando a qualidade final da informação.As yield data are collected automatically it allows for errors to be introduced into the data collected. Filtering processes might be able to eliminate part of the errors and improve the quality of yield data. The development of a filtering process may be set up based on the individual characteristics of each error. These errors may be related to incorrect position, too high or too low yield, swath width, grain moisture, null distance between points, filling interval and outliers. The filtering algorithm was implemented on six sets of data generated from six different commercial yield monitors. A geostatistical analysis of the data sets showed that the application of the filtering process decreased the nugget effect and improved the cross validation quality index.

  17. Contribution to the study of 233U production with MOX-ThPu fuel in PWR reactor. Transition scenarios towards Th/233U iso-generating concepts in thermal spectrum. Development of the MURE fuel evolution code

    If nuclear power is to provide a significant fraction of the growing world energy demand, only through the breeding concept can the development of sustainable nuclear energy become a reality. The study of such a transition, from present-day nuclear technologies to future breeding concepts is therefore pertinent. Among these future concepts, those using the thorium cycle Th/U-233 in a thermal neutron spectrum are of particular interest; molten-salt type thermal reactors would allow for breeding while requiring comparatively low initial inventories of U-233. The upstream production of U-233 can be obtained through the use of thorium-plutonium mixed oxide fuel in present-day light water reactors. This work presents, firstly, the development of the MURE evolution code system, a C++ object-oriented code that allows the study, through Monte Carlo (M.C.) simulation, of nuclear reactors and the evolution of their fuel under neutron irradiation. The M.C. methods are well-suited for the study of any reactor, whether it'd be an existing reactor using a new kind of fuel or a future concept altogether, the simulation is only dependent on nuclear data. Exact and complex geometries can be simulated and continuous energy particle transport is performed. MURE is an interface with MCNP, the well-known and validated transport code, that allows, among other functionalities, to simulate constant power and constant reactivity evolutions. Secondly, the study of MOX ThPu fuel in a conventional light water reactor (REP) is presented; it explores different plutonium concentrations and isotopic qualities in order to evaluate their safety characteristics. Simulation of their evolution allows us to quantify the production of U-233 at the end of burnup. Last, different french scenarios validating a possible transition towards a park of thermal Th/U-233 breeders, are presented. In these scenarios, U-233 is produced in ThPu moxed light water reactors. (author)

  18. Path Separability of Graphs

    Diot, Emilie; Gavoille, Cyril

    In this paper we investigate the structural properties of k-path separable graphs, that are the graphs that can be separated by a set of k shortest paths. We identify several graph families having such path separability, and we show that this property is closed under minor taking. In particular we establish a list of forbidden minors for 1-path separable graphs.

  19. Angular distribution and inertia parameters i Alpha-induced fission of 232Th, 233U, and 238U

    Rahimi Farhad M.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The analysis of the selected fission fragment angular distribution from alpha induced fission is made by using an exact theoretical expression. Theoretical anisotropics obtained with transition state modes are compared with their corresponding experimental values. The agreement between the calculated and experimental values is very good. The values of the statistical parameter K02 are used for calculation of the inertia parameters. The results indicate an increase in the moment of inertia.

  20. EpiFibro - um banco de dados nacional sobre a síndrome da fibromialgia: análise inicial de 500 mulheres

    Marcelo C. Rezende

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A fibromialgia (FM é uma condição dolorosa do sistema musculoesquelético, geralmente acompanhada de vários sintomas em outros sistemas, com uma prevalência no Brasil estimada em 2,5%. Apresentamos os dados iniciais do EpiFibro, um banco de dados nacional de pacientes com FM atendidos em serviços públicos e privados. OBJETIVO: Avaliar como é feito o diagnóstico da doença, identificar um conjunto de domínios clínicos considerados relevantes por médicos e por pacientes com FM, analisar o impacto da doença na qualidade de vida dos pacientes e comparar os achados entre pacientes de serviços público e privado. MÉTODOS: Foram analisadas as respostas das primeiras 500 mulheres nesse banco de dados. Esse banco de dados foi baseado em um questionário contendo dados demográficos e clínicos. O Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ, traduzido e validado para o Brasil, foi preenchido pelos médicos e/ou pacientes. RESULTADOS: Uma análise preliminar do banco de dados EpiFibro revelou que as pacientes com FM no Brasil têm um alto impacto da doença avaliada pelo FIQ, uma alta prevalência de sintomas associados, um baixo grau de educação (um achado que pode ser explicado pelo fato de a saúde pública no Brasil ser usada principalmente por aqueles desfavorecidos socialmente e a maioria percebe a sua dor como sendo difusa a partir do início da doença. CONCLUSÃO: Depressão e ansiedade são percebidas como as principais causas dos sintomas da FM, mas uma quantidade significativa considera o esforço no trabalho como o primeiro gatilho. Há um atraso de poucos anos em busca de ajuda médica e para chegar ao reumatologista.

  1. Sistemas gerenciadores de banco de dados relacionais Fuzzy: uma aplicação em recuperação de informação

    Sarajane Marques Peres

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta uma aplicação de Sistemas de Banco de Dados Relacionais Fuzzy na Recuperação de Informação Textual. O sistema implementado permite observar as vantagens obtidas na recuperação de documentos textuais quando a imprecisão e a incompletude da informação é considerada no processo de busca e tomada de decisão. Os testes realizados mostram, de forma simplificada, a eficiência alcançada através do processamento e a persistência da informação em sua forma natural, possibilitadas pelo uso integrado da Teoria de Conjuntos Fuzzy e da Tecnologia de Banco de Dados.

  2. O seguro depósito induz ao risco moral nas cooperativas de crédito brasileiras?: um estudo com dados em painel

    Valéria Gama Fully Bressan

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Interesses conflitantes e monitoramento imperfeito podem induzir instituições financeiras cobertas por seguro depósito a se exporem mais ao risco do que o nível preconizado pelo fundo gestor do seguro. Testa-se se a instauração do Fundo Garantidor (FGS do Sistema das Cooperativas de Crédito do Brasil (Sicoob não induziu ao problema de risco moral. Utiliza-se um painel com dados mensais de 180 cooperativas (61,43% das cooperativas filiadas ao Sicoob. Modelos de dados em painel estimados com o índice de Basileia como proxy da exposição ao risco das cooperativas indicam que a instauração do FGS induziu ao problema de risco moral.

  3. Magnetic Separation in Romania

    Rezlescu, Nicolae; Bradu, Elena-Brandusa; Iacob, Gheorghe; Badescu, Vasile; Iacob, Lavinia

    1986-01-01

    The utilization of the magnetic separators of foreign and Romanian source is presented and the most important achievements in research, engineering design and manufacturing activity concerning the magnetic separation in Romania are reviewed.

  4. Magnetic Separation in Czechoslovakia

    Hencl, Vladimir

    1991-01-01

    The use of magnetic separation in various mineral processing facilities in Czechoslovakia is described. The manufacture of assorted types of magnetic separation machines is highlighted. Potential applications and research and development activities are discussed.

  5. Ionene membrane battery separator

    Moacanin, J.; Tom, H. Y.

    1969-01-01

    Ionic transport characteristics of ionenes, insoluble membranes from soluble polyelectrolyte compositions, are studied for possible application in a battery separator. Effectiveness of the thin film of separator membrane essentially determines battery lifetime.

  6. Separation anxiety in children

    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001542.htm Separation anxiety in children To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Separation anxiety in children is a developmental stage during which ...

  7. Magnetic separation of algae

    Nath, Pulak; Twary, Scott N.

    2016-04-26

    Described herein are methods and systems for harvesting, collecting, separating and/or dewatering algae using iron based salts combined with a magnetic field gradient to separate algae from an aqueous solution.

  8. Conjunto Internacional de Dados Mínimos de Enfermagem: estudo comparativo com instrumentos de uma clínica pediátrica

    Daniela Karina Antão Marques

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Estudo descritivo e comparativo, desenvolvido a partir de dois históricos utilizados para a implementação da Sistematização da Assistência de Enfermagem em uma Clínica Pediátrica de um hospital escola. Objetivou-se comparar o Conjunto Internacional de Dados Mínimos de Enfermagem (i-NMDS com os dados contidos em históricos de enfermagem utilizados para aplicação do Processo de Enfermagem na área de Saúde da Criança e do Adolescente. Dos dezesseis elementos avaliados pertencentes à proposta do i-NMDS, o instrumento para adolescentes hospitalizados contemplou doze e o instrumento para crianças de 0 a 5 anos apresentou sete. Conclui-se que os históricos de enfermagem analisados não contemplam, na sua totalidade, os dados do i-NMDS. Sugere-se a necessidade de um aprimoramento de históricos, utilizando a linguagem padronizada de enfermagem para planejar a assistência, documentar as atividades, identificar e mensurar os resultados da prática.

  9. O método da chance matemática na interpretação de dados de levantamento nutricional de eucalipto

    P. G. S. Wadt

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available A manipulação de grande volume de dados de levantamentos nutricionais de talhões florestais incentivou o desenvolvimento de um processo matemático, baseado no cálculo de probabilidades, para a interpretação desses dados por meio de faixas de suficiência, ao qual se denominou método da Chance Matemática. Este método não só identifica, para cada fator tomado isoladamente, as faixas infra-ótima, ótima e supra-ótima, o nível ótimo e o nível crítico, mas também fornece a classificação dos talhões, segundo sua distribuição em cada uma das faixas de suficiência. O objetivo deste trabalho foi apresentar o referido método, tomando, como exemplo, dados de levantamento nutricional de árvores de eucalipto, realizado entre os anos de 1988 a 1994, em plantios comerciais da Aracruz Celulose, no estado do Espírito Santo, Brasil.

  10. Mensuração de alturas de árvores individuais a partir de dados laser terrestre / Individual tree height mensuration with laser terrestrial data

    Christel Lingnau

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo tem como principal objetivo a obtenção de variáveis dendrométricas de árvores em um povoamento de Pinus sp a partir de dados laser scanner terrestre. O povoamento de pinus possui quarenta anos de idade, já sofreu desbastes, e apresenta uma densidade de cerca de 890 arv./ha. A metodologia iniciou-se com a coleta de dados de forma tradicional e com o equipamento ILRIS-3D (OPTECH. Com o auxilio de GPS geodésico e estação total determinou-se coordenadas de alvos na fl oresta que serviram de base para georreferenciamento do scanner. A varredura foi realizada em um giro de 360 graus com resoluções de 10 mm e 50 mm a 50 metros em dois pontos distintos do povoamento. Os dados da varredura foram processados com o intuito de isolar efiltrar uma árvore. Como resultado, chegou-se a um bom isolamento de árvores e fi ltragem de pontos, obteve-se ainda a altura total de 31,93 metros e alturas parciais em intervalos de 1 metro relativas a uma árvore do povoamento. A tecnologia laser scanner terrestre apresenta potencial promissor para área florestal abrangendo a aplicação em inventáriosflorestais, planejamento de manejo, produção e colheita florestal.

  11. Levantamento de dados sobre a reciclagem do lixo eletrônico no município de Medianeira – PR

    Patrícia de Abreu Bueno

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como temática a gestão dos resíduos eletrônicos no município de Medianeira-PR, tendo por objetivos abordar e verificar se as empresas prestadoras de serviço da área de informática e eletrônica instaladas no município de Medianeira estão destinando corretamente seus resíduos, se a população tem conhecimento sobre este resíduo bem como se possui acesso a postos de coleta para realizar a destinação do lixo eletrônico. Os dados analisados foram coletados por meio de entrevistas e questionário aplicado com a população e com as empresas instaladas no município. Constatou-se que apesar das empresas terem preocupação com a destinação dos resíduos e direcionar os mesmos para empresa responsável por separar e processar todo o lixo coletado, a população possui pouca informação referente à correta destinação, muito se tem a melhorar, no que diz respeito à criação de instrumentos que regulamentem o problema dos resíduos eletrônicos no município e o desenvolvimento de campanhas e programas à população, para que a mesma direcione esses resíduos aos pontos de coleta a fim de assegurar o melhor aproveitamento deste lixo, para minimizar oscustos do poder público com a disposição final e possibilitar a melhoria das condições ambientais e da qualidade de vida dos munícipes.Abstract This work had as its theme the management of electronic waste in the municipality of Medianeira-PR and aimed to approach and verify if computer science and electronics companies installed in the municipality of Medianeira have been allocating their e-waste correctly, whether the population is aware about this residue as well to have access to collection points to make the fair allocation of this sort of junk. Data were collected through interviews and questionnaire applied to the population and enterprisesthroughout the municipality. It was found that although companies are concerned about waste disposal and direct

  12. Safety shutdown separators

    Carlson, Steven Allen; Anakor, Ifenna Kingsley; Farrell, Greg Robert

    2015-06-30

    The present invention pertains to electrochemical cells which comprise (a) an anode; (b) a cathode; (c) a solid porous separator, such as a polyolefin, xerogel, or inorganic oxide separator; and (d) a nonaqueous electrolyte, wherein the separator comprises a porous membrane having a microporous coating comprising polymer particles which have not coalesced to form a continuous film. This microporous coating on the separator acts as a safety shutdown layer that rapidly increases the internal resistivity and shuts the cell down upon heating to an elevated temperature, such as 110.degree. C. Also provided are methods for increasing the safety of an electrochemical cell by utilizing such separators with a safety shutdown layer.

  13. Rapid chemical separations

    Trautmann, N

    1976-01-01

    A survey is given on the progress of fast chemical separation procedures during the last few years. Fast, discontinuous separation techniques are illustrated by a procedure for niobium. The use of such techniques for the chemical characterization of the heaviest known elements is described. Other rapid separation methods from aqueous solutions are summarized. The application of the high speed liquid chromatography to the separation of chemically similar elements is outlined. The use of the gas jet recoil transport method for nuclear reaction products and its combination with a continuous solvent extraction technique and with a thermochromatographic separation is presented. Different separation methods in the gas phase are briefly discussed and the attachment of a thermochromatographic technique to an on-line mass separator is shown. (45 refs).

  14. Data Mining – Aplicação em uma Base de Dados Real com Dados de Usuários dos Faróis do Saber Data mining applied to a real data base of telecenters from Curitiba, Brazil

    Samuel Diego Sandri

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho realiza um estudo sobre data mining, demonstrando a sua eficácia na análise de dados, além de verificar o seu efetivo resultado no suporte à decisão. Foram analisados os dados contidos em uma base de dados, contendo registros relacionados aos resultados de uma pesquisa sobre o uso da internet nos Faróis do Saber da cidade de Curitiba. Foi possível identificar padrões interessantes escondidos nos dados brutos como a relação entre faixa etária, renda e escolaridade dos usuários com a finalidade para a qual a internet é utilizada. This paper presents the results of the experimentation with Apriori, a data mining software, in an attempt to demonstrate its effective use as a decision support tool. The data that was analyzed was related to a survey that was carried out with users of Internet access facilities freely provided by the local government to the citizens of Curitiba, in the so called "Faróis do Saber". Some interesting patterns were detected, such as the relationship of the users’ age, income and schooling with the reasons for which they use the Internet.

  15. Laser isotope separation techniques

    Having examined the high cost and low efficiency of existing processes for separating uranium isotopes in comparison with the encouraging assessed figures for laser separation processes and having considered the high potential separation factors which make possibly very low 235U concentrations in the depleted tailings from laser separation processes, the design of such a system is considered. There are two essential features. Firstly, only one isotope must absorb laser radiation, and secondly that absorption must lead to a successful physical or chemical separation of that species which has been optically excited. Such a scheme is illustrated and discussed. The important aspect of loss mechanisms which can depopulate the selectively excited levels and the ways in which isotopes may exhibit differences in optical absorption frequencies are considered. Examples are given to illustrate techniques used in the separation stage. Finally a summary is presented of those elements in which some enrichment has been achieved by optical techniques. (U.K.)

  16. Water separators - reheaters

    With the commencement of construction of light water reactors the need arose, because of the steam condition, for water separators and reheaters. In a brief chronological summary the various stages of development according to designs and specific performance data are compared and the advantages and disadvantages are contrasted. This paper describes cyclone separators and baffle plate separators and plain surface tube reheaters and finned tube elements in many different arrangements. (orig.)

  17. Radiochemical separation methods

    Radiochemical separations make use of the traditional methods of separating elements: precipitation, ion exchange and solvent extraction, of which precipitation has been employed from the very beginning. A new method, accepted into wide use in the 1990s, is extraction chromatography, which combines solvent extraction as the separation method with column chromatography technology earlier used in ion exchange. These four methods are discussed in the paper. (author)

  18. Stem Cell Separation Technologies

    Zhu, Beili; Murthy, Shashi K

    2013-01-01

    Stem cell therapy and translational stem cell research require large-scale supply of stem cells at high purity and viability, thus leading to the development of stem cell separation technologies. This review covers key technologies being applied to stem cell separation, and also highlights exciting new approaches in this field. First, we will cover conventional separation methods that are commercially available and have been widely adapted. These methods include Fluorescence-activated cell so...

  19. Graph separators, with applications

    Rosenberg, Arnold L

    2001-01-01

    This text is devoted to techniques for obtaining upper and lower bounds on the sizes of graph separators - upper bounds being obtained via decomposition algorithms. The book surveys the main approaches to obtaining good graph separations, while its main focus is on techniques for deriving lower bounds on the sizes of graph separators. This asymmetry in focus reflects the perception that the work on upper bounds, or algorithms, for graph separation is much better represented in the standard theory literature than is the work on lower bounds, which we perceive as being much more scattered throug

  20. Particle separation by dielectrophoresis

    Gascoyne, Peter R.C.; Vykoukal, Jody

    2002-01-01

    The application of dielectrophoresis to particle discrimination, separation, and fractionation is reviewed, some advantages and disadvantages of currently available approaches are considered, and some caveats are noted.

  1. Separation of flow

    Chang, Paul K

    2014-01-01

    Interdisciplinary and Advanced Topics in Science and Engineering, Volume 3: Separation of Flow presents the problem of the separation of fluid flow. This book provides information covering the fields of basic physical processes, analyses, and experiments concerning flow separation.Organized into 12 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the flow separation on the body surface as discusses in various classical examples. This text then examines the analytical and experimental results of the laminar boundary layer of steady, two-dimensional flows in the subsonic speed range. Other chapt

  2. Entrainment separator performance

    Clean and dust-loaded ACS entrainment separators mounted upstream of HEPA filters were exposed to a combination of fine water mist and steam at about 700C from one to four hours. In every trial, the ACS entrainment separator prevented measurable deterioration of performance in the following HEPA filter. Droplet size-efficiency evaluation of the ACS entrainment separators showed that, within the accuracy of the measurements, they meet all service requirements and are fully equal to the best separator units available for service on pressurized water reactors

  3. CONSIDERAÇÕES A RESPEITO DE FUNÇÕES ESTIMÁVEIS FORNECIDAS PELO PROC GLM DO SAS PARA DADOS DESBALANCEADOS

    Mondardo M.

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available o procedimento GLM do sistema estatístico SAS apresenta quatro tipos de somas de quadrados para testar hipóteses sobre dados desbalanceados. Essas somas de quadrados são obtidas a partir de funções estimáveis construídas pelo SAS. Os mecanismos usados para a construção desses quatro tipos de funções estimáveis são aqui discutidas e ilustradas, passo a passo, em exemplos numéricos.

  4. ESTIMATIVA DA EROSIVIDADE DE CHUVAS NO ESTADO DO PARANÁ PELO MÉTODO DA PLUVIOMETRIA: ATUALIZAÇÃO COM DADOS DE 1986 A 2008

    Paulo Cesar Waltrick; Marco Aurélio de Mello Machado; Jeferson Dieckow; Dalziza de Oliveira

    2015-01-01

    Três estimativas de erosividade de chuvas no Estado do Paraná foram feitas nas décadas de 1980-90, mas nenhuma outra depois. Os objetivos deste trabalho foram atualizar, numa quarta estimativa, as informações de erosividade anual das chuvas para o Paraná, com dados pluviométricos de 1986 a 2008; e gerar informações de erosividade mensal para identificar a distribuição temporal da erosividade. Foram utilizados os métodos pluviográfico e pluviométrico de determinação de erosividade. O primeiro ...

  5. Comunicação de Dados em Redes de Distribuição de Energia Elétrica de Baixa Tensão

    Richard Brandão Nogueira Vital

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo descreve o mecanismo de troca de informações com uso de redes brasileiras de distribuição de energia elétrica de baixa tensão, e traça a linha evolutiva do tema até atingir o desenvolvimento tecnológico atual. Dessa forma, são abordados temas importantes sobre o assunto como aplicações comerciais, faixa de operação, descrição dos dispositivos de rede que possibilitam a troca de dados, comportamento do canal de comunicação e das fontes ruidosas.

  6. Efetividade do "Salário Mínimo Estadual": uma Análise via regressões quantílicas para dados longitudinais

    Rodrigo Leandro de Moura; Marcelo Côrtes Neri

    2007-01-01

    Em 2000, o governo federal aprovou uma lei que permitiu aos Estados fixarem pisos salariais acima do salário mínimo. Os Estados do Rio de Janeiro e Rio Grande do Sul adotaram tal lei em 2001. Utilizando dados de painel da Pesquisa Mensal de Emprego de 2000 e 2001, encontramos um baixo cumprimento da lei nestes Estados. Adicionalmente, obtivemos evidências de efeito nulo sobre o nível de emprego. Estes resultados indicam um alto descumprimento da legislação devido a uma baixa efetividade da le...

  7. Sistema automatizado para aquisição de dados de umidade relativa do ar Automated system for relative humidity data acquisition

    Késia O. da Silva; Sergio O. Moraes; Jarbas H. de Miranda; Anderson M. Palmieri

    2007-01-01

    Devido à importância do ambiente na produção animal e vegetal e, portanto, controle ambiental adequado, o trabalho propõe como objetivo a construção de um sistema de aquisição automatizada de dados de umidade relativa do ar, utilizando-se de microcontrolador de dimensões reduzidas e de baixo custo. A calibração do sensor de umidade relativa foi realizada em três etapas de simulação desenvolvidas em laboratório: caixas perfuradas, dessecador sem tampa contendo sílica-gel em seu fundo e psicrom...

  8. Avaliação da eficiência de horticultores agroecológicos utilizando análise envoltória de dados.

    Oliveira, Elton; Andrade, Fernando VS; Mello, João CCBS; Machado, Thelma B; Pereira, Carlos R

    2014-01-01

    Este trabalho teve como objetivo analisar as eficiências produtivas, de acordo com modelos de Análise Envoltória de Dados [(Data Envelopment Analysis) DEA], sob critérios agroecológicos, buscando a maior estabilidade e menor variabilidade sazonal, maior variedade/diversidade de itens produzidos e quantidade de itens disponibilizados para venda. O monitoramento e a avaliação das eficiências de lotes de agricultores pode auxiliar na gestão da agricultura familiar agroecológica. A metodologia DE...

  9. Vivencias y significados del primer baño dado por la puérpera a su hijo recien nacido.

    Souza Carvalhêdo, D.; Monteiro Lotufo, F.; Rodrigues da Silva Barbosa, M.A.; Munhoz Gaíva, M.A.; Lisboa, S.R.

    2010-01-01

    Trátase de un estudio descriptivo-exploratorio de abordaje cualitativo, realizado en el alojamiento conjunto de un hospital escuela de Cuiaba-MT. Tuvo como finalidad comprender las vivencias y los significados del primer baño dado por la puérpera a su hijo recién nacido, en alojamiento conjunto, bajo supervisión de la enfermera. La colecta de los datos fue realizada a través de la observación participante y entrevista. Los resultados mostraron que deben implementarse nuevas prácticas relacion...

  10. Produção brasileira em bases de dados sobre o processo terapêutico na terapia familiar e de casal

    Ferreira, Vinícius Renato Thomé

    2005-01-01

    Apesar da extensa literatura psicológica, existem poucos estudos que se referem especificamente ao processo terapêutico. Isto se deve em parte à complexidade do fenômeno clínico e a uma visão distorcida que separa pesquisa e psicoterapia. No caso da terapia familiar e de casal a situação não é diferente. Objetivou-se analisar as bases de dados LILACS, SIRPEP e INDEXPSI para levantar resumos completos de artigos brasileiros referentes ao processo terapêutico na terapia familiar e de casal. Os ...

  11. A justiça, o direito e os bancos de dados epidemiológicos Justice, law and epidemiological data bases

    Sueli Gandolfi Dallari

    2007-01-01

    A compreensão das características do direito do século XXI, que enfrenta uma crise de legitimidade, e das grandes linhas que definem o relacionamento entre a sociedade e a ciência nesse século, marcado pelo risco e, conseqüentemente, pelo medo, sustentam a busca do justo equilíbrio entre a proteção individual e o desenvolvimento coletivo empreendida. Esse exercício foi realizado tendo como objeto os bancos de dados epidemiológicos. Examinou-se o interesse social, que pretende ter à disposição...

  12. Coassimetria, cocurtose e as taxas de retorno das ações: uma análise com dados em painel.

    Francisco Henrique Figueiredo de Castro Junior

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Modelos de apreçamento de ativos têm sido um tema sob constante investigação em finanças. Desde o capital asset pricing model (CAPM proposto por Sharpe (1964, tais modelos relacionam, geralmente de maneira linear, a taxa de retorno esperada de um ativo ou carteira de ativos com fatores de risco sistêmico. Esta pesquisa apresenta um teste de um modelo de apreçamento, com dados brasileiros, introduzindo em sua formulação fatores de risco baseados em comomentos estatísticos. O modelo proposto é uma extensão do CAPM original acrescido da coassimetria e da cocurtose entre as taxas de retorno das ações das empresas que compõem a amostra e as taxas de retorno da carteira de mercado. Os efeitos de outras variáveis, como o valor de mercado sobre valor contábil, a alavancagem financeira e um índice de negociabilidade em bolsa, serviram de variáveis de controle. A amostra foi composta de 179 empresas brasileiras não financeiras negociadas na BM&FBovespa e com dados disponíveis entre os anos de 2003 a 2007. A metodologia consistiu em calcular os momentos sistêmicos anuais a partir de taxas de retornos semanais e em seguida testá-los em um modelo de apreçamento, a fim de verificar se há um prêmio pelo risco associado a cada uma dessas medidas de risco. Foi empregada a técnica de análise de dados em painel, estimada pelo método dos momentos generalizado (GMM. O emprego do GMM visa lidar com potenciais problemas de determinação simultânea e endogeneidade nos dados, evitando a ocorrência de viés nas estimações. Os resultados das estimações mostram que a relação das taxas de retorno dos ativos com a covariância e a cocurtose são estatisticamente significantes. Os resultados se mostraram robustos a especificações alternativas do modelo. O artigo contribui para a literatura por apresentar evidências empíricas brasileiras de que há um prêmio pelo risco associado aos momentos sistêmicos.

  13. The separation of adult separation anxiety disorder.

    Baldwin, David S; Gordon, Robert; Abelli, Marianna; Pini, Stefano

    2016-08-01

    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) categorization of mental disorders places "separation anxiety disorder" within the broad group of anxiety disorders, and its diagnosis no longer rests on establishing an onset during childhood or adolescence. In previous editions of DSM, it was included within the disorders usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood, or adolescence, with the requirement for an onset of symptoms before the age of 18 years: symptomatic adults could only receive a retrospective diagnosis, based on establishing this early onset. The new position of separation anxiety disorder is based upon the findings of epidemiological studies that revealed the unexpectedly high prevalence of the condition in adults, often in individuals with an onset of symptoms after the teenage years; its prominent place within the DSM-5 group of anxiety disorders should encourage further research into its epidemiology, etiology, and treatment. This review examines the clinical features and boundaries of the condition, and offers guidance on how it can be distinguished from other anxiety disorders and other mental disorders in which "separation anxiety" may be apparent. PMID:27503572

  14. Discriminação de incrementos de desflorestamento na Amazônia com dados SAR R99B em banda L Discriminating deforestation increment areas in the Amazon rainforest with L band SAR R99B data

    Júlio Bandeira Guerra; José Claudio Mura; Corina da Costa Freitas

    2010-01-01

    O uso de dados de sensoriamento remoto óptico em projetos de monitoramento de extensas áreas de floresta tropical é limitado devido à intensa cobertura por nuvens. Os dados SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) podem ser uma alternativa interessante para detectar desflorestamento nas regiões de floresta tropical onde a cobertura por nuvens é permanente. Neste contexto, o objetivo deste trabalho é avaliar o potencial do dado SAR adquirido em banda L pelo sistema aerotransportado R99B da Força Aérea B...

  15. Vertical separation for TCF

    The authors studied an insertion for electrostatic separation of the electron and positron beams with the aims of: increasing luminosity by decreasing the minimum bunch spacing, matching the vertical dispersion function (not done in the Jowett lattice). The authors looked at three possibilities for the start of the insertion: a quadrupole doublet followed by the electrostatic separator (Jowett), a quadrupole doublet with the electrostatic separator between the two quadrupoles (Kamada), a separator followed by a quadrupole doublet. The third possibility was immediately discharged. Although possible for a B-factor with magnetic separation it is impractical for use with electrostatic separation because of the length and cross section of separator required. The Kamada scheme looked promising for getting very short inter-bunch spacing, but suffered from the disadvantage of requiring a very large ratio of beta functions at the Interaction Point (IP) (βx*/βy* = 100). (They would rather have a β* ratio closer to 20 to 1). They decided to persue the doublet scheme to see whether it could match the performance of Kamada insertion. They assumed superconducting magnets could be used for the insertion quadrupoles, and they used as strong an electrostatic field for the separator as Kamada

  16. Separation of ionic solutes

    The conference proceedings contain 44 papers of which 19 were incorporated in INIS. The subject of these is the use of solvent extraction or emulsion membrane extraction for separation of fission products, rare earth compounds and actinide compunds; the sorption of radionuclides; and the use of adsorbents and chelating agents in separation processes. (J.P.)

  17. Nonterminal Separating Macro Grammars

    Hogendorp, Jan Anne; Asveld, P.R.J.; Nijholt, A.; Verbeek, Leo A.M.

    1987-01-01

    We extend the concept of nonterminal separating (or NTS) context-free grammar to nonterminal separating $m$-macro grammar where the mode of derivation $m$ is equal to "unrestricted". "outside-in' or "inside-out". Then we show some (partial) characterization results for these NTS $m$-macro grammars.

  18. Method for separating isotopes

    Jepson, B.E.

    1975-10-21

    Isotopes are separated by contacting a feed solution containing the isotopes with a cyclic polyether wherein a complex of one isotope is formed with the cyclic polyether, the cyclic polyether complex is extracted from the feed solution, and the isotope is thereafter separated from the cyclic polyether.

  19. Separators for flywheel rotors

    Bender, Donald A.; Kuklo, Thomas C.

    1998-01-01

    A separator forms a connection between the rotors of a concentric rotor assembly. This separator allows for the relatively free expansion of outer rotors away from inner rotors while providing a connection between the rotors that is strong enough to prevent disassembly. The rotor assembly includes at least two rotors referred to as inner and outer flywheel rings or rotors. This combination of inner flywheel ring, separator, and outer flywheel ring may be nested to include an arbitrary number of concentric rings. The separator may be a segmented or continuous ring that abuts the ends of the inner rotor and the inner bore of the outer rotor. It is supported against centrifugal loads by the outer rotor and is affixed to the outer rotor. The separator is allowed to slide with respect to the inner rotor. It is made of a material that has a modulus of elasticity that is lower than that of the rotors.

  20. Formação de base topográfica digital (1:1.000.000 do Estado de São Paulo com dados RADARSAT-1

    Marcio de Morisson Valeriano

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Dados do sensor RADARSAT-1 foram preparados para geoprocessamento na escala 1:1.000.000 do Estado de São Paulo. A preparação consistiu na georreferência da imagem, correção de artefatos e avaliação da exatidão planimétrica e altimétrica. A base topográfica digital formada apresenta resolução de 0,005o. Foram observados artefatos relacionados à presença de torres de antenas, no oeste paulista, desenvolvendo-se uma metodologia de processamento digital para sua remoção. Ao fim da preparação, as imagens de altimetria corrigida apresentaram erro posicional médio inferior a 2 km. O erro altimétrico médio (em torno de 75 m, calculado com amostragem da altimetria sobre as cartas topográficas, foi explicado, entre outros fatores, pela combinação dos erros posicionais com a distribuição da declividade. Apesar da ligeira dispersão dos dados, a correlação encontrada entre as cotas altimétricas correspondentes da imagem e dos mapas, com coeficiente de determinação de r2=0,90, não indicou necessidade de ajustes sistemáticos na imagem.

  1. A Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados nos estudos de Pós-Graduação Stricto Sensu da Enfermagem brasileira

    Marcelle Miranda da Silva

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Estudo documental e quantitativo, que objetivou identificar as teses e dissertações defendidas nos Programas de Pós- Graduação em Enfermagem do Brasil que utilizaram o referencial metodológico da Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados (TFD e analisar os aspectos epistemológicos destacados. Os dados foram coletados no Banco de Teses da CAPES, no recorte temporal entre 1996 a 2010. Foram levantados 99 resumos. Realizou-se a leitura analítica dos mesmos para constituição do tema ou problema da pesquisa e do enquadramento teórico. O maior número de produção foi em 2005, na soma dos dois níveis acadêmicos, e 54% das defesas foram sediadas na USP. As áreas temáticas mais expressivas foram: Saúde da Criança/Adolescente; Gestão em Saúde/Enfermagem; Saúde Coletiva e Saúde da Mulher. O principal referencial teórico utilizado foi o Interacionismo Simbólico. A TFD compreende uma metodologia que pode ser empregada na enfermagem, capaz de contribuir no desenvolvimento de novas investigações para o seu aprimoramento contínuo.

  2. Strategy for the future use and disposition of Uranium-233: History, inventories, storage facilities, and potential future uses

    This document provides background information on the man-made radioisotope 233U. It is one of a series of four reports that map out potential national strategies for the future use and disposition of 233U pending action under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The scope of this report is separated 233U, where separated refers to nonwaste 233U or 233U that has been separated from fission products. Information on other 233U, such as that in spent nuclear fuel (SNF), is included only to recognize that it may be separated at a later date and then fall under the scope of this report. The background information in this document includes the historical production and current inventory of 233U, the uses of 233U, and a discussion of the available facilities for storing 233U. The considerations for what fraction of the current inventory should be preserved for future use depend on several issues. First, 233U always contains a small amount of the contaminant isotope 232U. The decay products of 232U are highly radioactive and require special handling. The current inventory has a variety of qualities with regard to 232U content, ranging from 1 to about 200 ppm (on a total uranium basis). It is preferable to use 233U with the minimum amount of 232U in all applications. The second issue pertains to other isotopes of uranium mixed in with the 233U, specifically 235U and 238U. A large portion of the inventory has a high quantity of 235U associated with it. The presence of bulk amounts of 235U complicates storage because of the added volume needing safeguards and criticality controls. Isotopic dilution using DU may remove safeguards and criticality concerns, but it increases the overall mass and may limit applications that depend on the fissile nature of 233U. The third issue concerns the packaging of the material. There is no standard packaging (although one is being developed); consequently, the inventory exists in a variety of packages. For some applications, the

  3. Materials separation by dielectrophoresis

    Sagar, A. D.; Rose, R. M.

    1988-01-01

    The feasibility of vacuum dielectrophoresis as a method for particulate materials separation in a microgravity environment was investigated. Particle separations were performed in a specially constructed miniature drop-tower with a residence time of about 0.3 sec. Particle motion in such a system is independent of size and based only on density and dielectric constant, for a given electric field. The observed separations and deflections exceeded the theoretical predictions, probably due to multiparticle effects. In any case, this approach should work well in microgravity for many classes of materials, with relatively simple apparatus and low weight and power requirements.

  4. Deuterium isotope separation

    Deuterium-containing molecules are separated and enriched by exposing commercially available ethylene, vinyl chloride, 1,2-dichloroethane or propylene to the radiation of tuned infrared lasers to selectively decompose these compounds into enriched molecular products containing deuterium atoms. The deuterium containing molecules can be easily separated from the starting material by absorption, distillation or other simple chemical separation techniques and methods. After evaporation such deuterium containing molecules can be burned to form water with an enriched deuterium content or pyrolyzed to form hydrogen gas with an enriched deuterium content. (author)

  5. On separable Pauli equations

    Zhalij, Alexander

    2002-01-01

    We classify (1+3)-dimensional Pauli equations for a spin-1/2 particle interacting with the electro-magnetic field, that are solvable by the method of separation of variables. As a result, we obtain the eleven classes of vector-potentials of the electro-magnetic field A(t,x) providing separability of the corresponding Pauli equations. It is established, in particular, that the necessary condition for the Pauli equation to be separable into second-order matrix ordinary differential equations is...

  6. Rotary drum separator system

    Barone, Michael R. (Inventor); Murdoch, Karen (Inventor); Scull, Timothy D. (Inventor); Fort, James H. (Inventor)

    2009-01-01

    A rotary phase separator system generally includes a step-shaped rotary drum separator (RDS) and a motor assembly. The aspect ratio of the stepped drum minimizes power for both the accumulating and pumping functions. The accumulator section of the RDS has a relatively small diameter to minimize power losses within an axial length to define significant volume for accumulation. The pumping section of the RDS has a larger diameter to increase pumping head but has a shorter axial length to minimize power losses. The motor assembly drives the RDS at a low speed for separating and accumulating and a higher speed for pumping.

  7. Monitored separation device

    Jackson, George William (Inventor); Willson, Richard Coale (Inventor); Fox, George Edward (Inventor)

    2011-01-01

    A device for separating and purifying useful quantities of particles comprises: a. an anolyte reservoir connected to an anode, the anolyte reservoir containing an electrophoresis buffer; b. a catholyte reservoir connected to a cathode, the catholyte reservoir also containing the electrophoresis buffer; c. a power supply connected to the anode and to the cathode; d. a column having a first end inserted into the anolyte reservoir, a second end inserted into the catholyte reservoir, and containing a separation medium; e. a light source; f. a first optical fiber having a first fiber end inserted into the separation medium, and having a second fiber end connected to the light source; g. a photo detector; h. a second optical fiber having a third fiber end inserted into the separation medium, and having a fourth fiber end connected to the photo detector; and i. an ion-exchange membrane in the anolyte reservoir.

  8. On Separate Universes

    Dai, Liang; Schmidt, Fabian

    2015-01-01

    The separate universe conjecture states that in General Relativity a density perturbation behaves locally (i.e. on scales much smaller than the wavelength of the mode) as a separate universe with different background density and curvature. We prove this conjecture for a spherical compensated tophat density perturbation of arbitrary amplitude and radius in $\\Lambda$CDM. We then use Conformal Fermi Coordinates to generalize this result to scalar perturbations of arbitrary configuration and scale in a general cosmology with a mixture of fluids, but to linear order in perturbations. In this case, the separate universe conjecture holds for the isotropic part of the perturbations. The anisotropic part on the other hand is exactly captured by a tidal field in the Newtonian form. We show that the separate universe picture is restricted to scales larger than the sound horizons of all fluid components. We then derive an expression for the locally measured matter bispectrum induced by a long-wavelength mode of arbitrary...

  9. Laser-Beam Separator

    Mcdermid, I. S.

    1984-01-01

    Train of prisms and optical stop separate fundamental beam of laser from second and higher order harmonics of beam produced in certain crystals and by stimulated Raman scattering in gases and liquids.

  10. Molten salt electrolyte separator

    Kaun, Thomas D.

    1996-01-01

    A molten salt electrolyte/separator for battery and related electrochemical systems including a molten electrolyte composition and an electrically insulating solid salt dispersed therein, to provide improved performance at higher current densities and alternate designs through ease of fabrication.

  11. Separation of uranium isotopes

    This invention provides a method for separating uranium isotopes comprising the steps of selectively irradiating a photochemically-reactive uranyl source material at a wavelength selective to a desired isotope of uranium at an effective temperature for isotope spectral line splitting below about 77 K, further irradiating the source material within the fluorescent lifetime of the selectively irradiated source material to selectively photochemically reduce the selectively excited isotopic species, and chemically separating the reduced isotope species from the remaining uranyl salt compound

  12. Separating isotopes by laser

    Isotope separation by laser radiation is proving a very promising method for obtaining large scale isotope production at low cost and is particularly relevant to the enrichment of 235U for the nuclear power industry. Various methods for laser separation, differing mainly in the way the selectively excited atoms or molecules are extracted, are discussed. The efficiency of the various methods, which is the controlling factor in determining their practical viability and some of the problems encountered are examined. (UK)

  13. Chiral separation in microflows

    Kostur, Marcin; Schindler, Michael; Talkner, Peter; Hänggi, Peter

    2005-01-01

    Molecules that only differ by their chirality, so called enantiomers, often possess different properties with respect to their biological function. Therefore, the separation of enantiomers presents a prominent challenge in molecular biology and belongs to the ``Holy Grail'' of organic chemistry. We suggest a new separation technique for chiral molecules that is based on the transport properties in a microfluidic flow with spatially variable vorticity. Because of their size the thermal fluctua...

  14. Hydrogen separation process

    Mundschau, Michael; Xie, Xiaobing; Evenson, IV, Carl; Grimmer, Paul; Wright, Harold

    2011-05-24

    A method for separating a hydrogen-rich product stream from a feed stream comprising hydrogen and at least one carbon-containing gas, comprising feeding the feed stream, at an inlet pressure greater than atmospheric pressure and a temperature greater than 200.degree. C., to a hydrogen separation membrane system comprising a membrane that is selectively permeable to hydrogen, and producing a hydrogen-rich permeate product stream on the permeate side of the membrane and a carbon dioxide-rich product raffinate stream on the raffinate side of the membrane. A method for separating a hydrogen-rich product stream from a feed stream comprising hydrogen and at least one carbon-containing gas, comprising feeding the feed stream, at an inlet pressure greater than atmospheric pressure and a temperature greater than 200.degree. C., to an integrated water gas shift/hydrogen separation membrane system wherein the hydrogen separation membrane system comprises a membrane that is selectively permeable to hydrogen, and producing a hydrogen-rich permeate product stream on the permeate side of the membrane and a carbon dioxide-rich product raffinate stream on the raffinate side of the membrane. A method for pretreating a membrane, comprising: heating the membrane to a desired operating temperature and desired feed pressure in a flow of inert gas for a sufficient time to cause the membrane to mechanically deform; decreasing the feed pressure to approximately ambient pressure; and optionally, flowing an oxidizing agent across the membrane before, during, or after deformation of the membrane. A method of supporting a hydrogen separation membrane system comprising selecting a hydrogen separation membrane system comprising one or more catalyst outer layers deposited on a hydrogen transport membrane layer and sealing the hydrogen separation membrane system to a porous support.

  15. On separable Pauli equations

    We classify (1+3)-dimensional Pauli equations for a spin-(1/2) particle interacting with the electro-magnetic field, that are solvable by the method of separation of variables. As a result, we obtain the 11 classes of vector-potentials of the electro-magnetic field A(t,x(vector sign))=(A0(t,x(vector sign)), A(vector sign)(t,x(vector sign))) providing separability of the corresponding Pauli equations. It is established, in particular, that the necessary condition for the Pauli equation to be separable into second-order matrix ordinary differential equations is its equivalence to the system of two uncoupled Schroedinger equations. In addition, the magnetic field has to be independent of spatial variables. We prove that coordinate systems and the vector-potentials of the electro-magnetic field providing the separability of the corresponding Pauli equations coincide with those for the Schroedinger equations. Furthermore, an efficient algorithm for constructing all coordinate systems providing the separability of Pauli equation with a fixed vector-potential of the electro-magnetic field is developed. Finally, we describe all vector-potentials A(t,x(vector sign)) that (a) provide the separability of Pauli equation, (b) satisfy vacuum Maxwell equations without currents, and (c) describe non-zero magnetic field

  16. The Physical Model of Magnetic Separation in a Plate Separator

    Brożek, M.

    1999-01-01

    The results of magnetic separation depend on many factors, such as physical properties of particles of the separated mixture, magnetic intensity, particle sizes, separation conditions (constant or alternating field, dry or wet separation) and others. The formulae representing the dependence of separation results on the above mentioned factors are obtained from the model. The mathematical model presents only some general dependences of separations results on time or length of the separation pa...

  17. Modelos esquemáticos para avaliação da qualidade analítica dos dados nacionais de fibra alimentar

    CARUSO Lúcia

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available O controle de qualidade de uma análise laboratorial é essencial para garantir a confiabilidade da informação. Os resultados analíticos serão considerados restritos se não houver um programa definido de controle de qualidade analítico. O presente trabalho propõe modelos esquemáticos para a avaliação da qualidade dos dados nacionais de fibra alimentar. A fibra alimentar foi escolhida, como um modelo, com o propósito de se aplicar os critérios do USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture empregados na avaliação do selênio, cobre e de carotenóides. Esta escolha foi baseada na escassez de informações desse nutriente e pela importância da fibra alimentar na prevenção de doenças crônico-degenerativas. Para a avaliação da qualidade dos dados foram consideradas cinco categorias: número de amostras, plano de amostragem, tomada de amostra, método analítico e controle de qualidade analítica. Estes modelos foram utilizados na avaliação da qualidade das determinações de fibra alimentar de 180 alimentos. O resultado obtido foi de 29% com código A e B (considerável e razoável confiança e 68% com código C (reduzida confiança. Com a determinação da qualidade dos dados, foi possível estabelecer quais os alimentos que constituem prioridades de análise, que são aqueles nos quais ainda não foi determinada a fração fibra alimentar, e aqueles com código de confiança C.

  18. Mineração de dados e características da mortalidade infantil Data mining and characteristics of infant mortality

    Rossana Cristina Xavier Ferreira Vianna

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available O estudo busca identificar padrões de características materno-fetais na predição da mortalidade infantil, por meio da incorporação de técnicas inovadoras, como a Mineração de Dados, que se mostram relevantes em Saúde Pública. Foi elaborada uma base de dados, com óbitos infantis analisados pelos Comitês de Prevenção da Mortalidade Infantil de 2000 a 2004, a partir da integração dos Sistemas de Informações de Nascidos Vivos, da Mortalidade e da Investigação da Mortalidade Infantil no Estado do Paraná. O programa da mineração foi o WEKA, de uso livre. A mineração faz busca em banco de dados e fornece regras que devem ser analisadas para transformação em informação útil. Após a mineração, selecionaram-se 4.230 regras, por exemplo: mãe adolescente e peso ao nascer This study aims to identify patterns in maternal and fetal characteristics in the prediction of infant mortality by incorporating innovative techniques like data mining, with proven relevance for public health. A database was developed with infant deaths from 2000 to 2004 analyzed by the Committees for the Prevention of Infant Mortality, based on integration of the Information System on Live Births (SINASC, Mortality Information System, and Investigation of Infant Mortality in the State of Paraná. The data mining software was WEKA (open source. The data mining conducts a database search and provides rules to be analyzed to transform the data into useful information. After mining, 4,230 rules were selected: teenage pregnancy plus birth weight < 2,500g, or post-term birth plus teenage mother with a previous child or intercurrent conditions increase the risk of neonatal death. The results highlight the need for greater attention to teenage mothers, newborns with birth weight < 2,500g, post-term neonates, and infants of mothers with intercurrent conditions, thus corroborating other studies.

  19. Análise de bases de dados e termos de busca para estudos bibliométricos e monitoramento científico em nanocelulose

    Douglas Henrique Milanez; Antonio Carlos Alves Conserva; Roniberto Morato do Amaral; Leandro Innocentini Lopes de Faria; José Angelo Rodrigues Gregolin

    2014-01-01

    O presente estudo objetiva selecionar bases de dados e analisar termos de uma expressão de busca com vistas ao monitoramento científico da nanocelulose. Esse nanomaterial destaca-se por ser sustentável e de grande importância para o contexto científico brasileiro e mundial. O método de seleção envolve a escolha de bases bibliográficas pertencentes à subárea de Engenharia de Materiais e Metalúrgica, do Portal de Periódicos Capes/MEC, e a aplicação de critérios pertinentes ao monitoramento c...

  20. Análise estatística multivariada dos dados de monitoramento de qualidade de água da Bacia do Alto Iguaçu

    França, Marianne Schaefer

    2009-01-01

    Resumo: O principal objetivo deste trabalho foi realizar a análise multivariada dos dados de monitoramento de qualidade de água da bacia do Alto Iguaçu, utilizando-se das seguintes técnicas: Análise de omponentes Principais, Análise Fatorial e Análise de Agrupamentos. Adotaram-se duas estratégias de avaliação, a primeira refere-se à Análise Global da Bacia do Alto Iguaçu. Nesta análise as variáveis avaliadas oram 18 parâmetros de qualidade de água, incluindo a vazão. O objetivo foi identifi...

  1. Classificação de dados Landsat 8 do Norte de Portugal com recurso a Geographic Object-Based Image Analysys (GEOBIA)

    Caeiro, Ricardo Alexandre da Silva

    2015-01-01

    A deteção remota é uma ciência e técnica, que permite recolher informação de características físicas de um objeto de uma determinada superfície através da radiação eletromagnética, sem entrar em contato com ela. É muito importante na área do planeamento e ordenamento do território e na monitorização da superfície terrestre, ajudando os atores e intervenientes do território no apoio à decisão. A presente dissertação tem como principal objetivo a classificação de dados Landsat 8 para o Norte...

  2. Aplicação de técnicas de fusão-integração sensorial de dados no levantamento do relevo de objectos

    Fonseca, Jaime C.

    1999-01-01

    Tese de doutoramento em Engenharia de Electrónica Industrial O presente trabalho de investigação situa-se na área da robótica fixa inteligente apoiada pela fusão/integração sensorial de dados. A utilização de sistemas baseados em multi-sensores tem permitido o aparecimento de novas áreas e o desenvolvimento de outras já existentes. O reconhecimento de objectos, a robótica móvel com aplicações essencialmente ao nível da navegação, as técnicas de navegação para aeronaves e as tarefas industr...

  3. Levantamento de dados sobre a reciclagem do lixo eletrônico no município de Medianeira – PR

    Patrícia de Abreu Bueno; Fernando Carlos Haumann; Carla Adriana Pizarro

    2013-01-01

    Este trabalho teve como temática a gestão dos resíduos eletrônicos no município de Medianeira-PR, tendo por objetivos abordar e verificar se as empresas prestadoras de serviço da área de informática e eletrônica instaladas no município de Medianeira estão destinando corretamente seus resíduos, se a população tem conhecimento sobre este resíduo bem como se possui acesso a postos de coleta para realizar a destinação do lixo eletrônico. Os dados analisados foram coletados por meio de entrevistas...

  4. Visualização científica de dados analíticos filtrados por formulações matemáticas

    Silva, Djalma Inácio da

    2011-01-01

    Resumo: 0 desenvolvimento de programas visualizadores analíticos que permitam uma análise completa de fenômenos é uma tarefa complexa. Um aspecto que tem fundamental importância neste processo é a capacidade de produzir visualizações a partir das formulações físico-matemáticas que descrevem tais fenômenos e também a partir de dados não analíticos. Outro aspecto importante é referente aos recursos de investigação científica que o programa fornece. Dentro deste contexto está a possibilidade de ...

  5. Separably injective Banach spaces

    Avilés, Antonio; Castillo, Jesús M F; González, Manuel; Moreno, Yolanda

    2016-01-01

    This monograph contains a detailed exposition of the up-to-date theory of separably injective spaces: new and old results are put into perspective with concrete examples (such as l∞/c0 and C(K) spaces, where K is a finite height compact space or an F-space, ultrapowers of L∞ spaces and spaces of universal disposition). It is no exaggeration to say that the theory of separably injective Banach spaces is strikingly different from that of injective spaces. For instance, separably injective Banach spaces are not necessarily isometric to, or complemented subspaces of, spaces of continuous functions on a compact space. Moreover, in contrast to the scarcity of examples and general results concerning injective spaces, we know of many different types of separably injective spaces and there is a rich theory around them. The monograph is completed with a preparatory chapter on injective spaces, a chapter on higher cardinal versions of separable injectivity and a lively discussion of open problems and further lines o...

  6. Organic Separation Test Results

    Russell, Renee L.; Rinehart, Donald E.; Peterson, Reid A.

    2014-09-22

    Separable organics have been defined as “those organic compounds of very limited solubility in the bulk waste and that can form a separate liquid phase or layer” (Smalley and Nguyen 2013), and result from three main solvent extraction processes: U Plant Uranium Recovery Process, B Plant Waste Fractionation Process, and Plutonium Uranium Extraction (PUREX) Process. The primary organic solvents associated with tank solids are TBP, D2EHPA, and NPH. There is concern that, while this organic material is bound to the sludge particles as it is stored in the tanks, waste feed delivery activities, specifically transfer pump and mixer pump operations, could cause the organics to form a separated layer in the tank farms feed tank. Therefore, Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) is experimentally evaluating the potential of organic solvents separating from the tank solids (sludge) during waste feed delivery activities, specifically the waste mixing and transfer processes. Given the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) waste acceptance criteria per the Waste Feed Acceptance Criteria document (24590-WTP-RPT-MGT-11-014) that there is to be “no visible layer” of separable organics in the waste feed, this would result in the batch being unacceptable to transfer to WTP. This study is of particular importance to WRPS because of these WTP requirements.

  7. Como se explica o neoliberalismo no Brasil? uma análise crítica dos artigos publicados na Revista Dados

    Lucas Massimo

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O artigo analisa a produção bibliográfica publicada pela revista Dados acerca da implantação das reformas orientadas para o mercado no Brasil, durante os anos 1990, com vistas a mapear as diferenças e as semelhanças entre as explicações predominantes nesse periódico. A análise foi realizada por meio da confecção de fichas de leitura para isolar a estrutura lógica da argumentação de cada artigo analisado. A grade de leitura discerniu os seguintes elementos estruturantes: (i o problema e pergunta de pesquisa; (ii o objeto; (iii os objetivos e conclusões, e por fim, (iv a tese de cada artigo. Por meio do enquadramento de 38 artigos foi possível constituir três famílias de argumentos: a primeira ressalta os argumentos sociológicos, identificando três explicações para as quais a causa das reformas encontra-se na sociedade brasileira. A segunda reúne duas explicações pragmáticas, que postulam a inexorabilidade das reformas orientadas para o mercado. A terceira constitui-se por duas explicações institucionalistas, que procuram nas instituições políticas a causa para a implantação das reformas neoliberais. O artigo revela que as análises das reformas neoliberais no Brasil foram realizadas a partir de dados empíricos ricos e diversificados, mas que, por outro lado, ainda denotam um debate teórico e conceitual bastante incipiente.

  8. Immunoassay separation technique

    A method for effecting the immunoassay of a multiplicity of samples, each possibly containing an antigen or an antibody to be assayed, is discussed. Each sample is incubated with a solution containing a detectable antigen or antibody to form a multiplicity of mixtures, each mixture containing as components antigen-antibody, non-complexed antigen and non-complexed antibody. At least one of the components of the said mixture is separated by adsorption. There after, quantity of detectable antigen or antibody is detected in one of the non-adsorbed portions of the mixture. An improvement, compared to other techniques, is the continuous and sequential separation of at least one component, which is intended to be separated from each said multiplicity of mixtures

  9. Method for isotope separation

    The inventor proposes a method for separating isotopes from gaseous compounds by selective excitation by means of laser beams for such cases where the reaction partners each consist of several isotopes. For example, separation of 235U and 238U in the form of UCl6 is mentioned with 35Cl and 37Cl existing in the natural composition of 76:24. According to the invention, after isolating the reaction product obtained in a way already known, the remaining fraction of the compound mixture is brought together with the reaction partner present in the natural isotope composition, in a heated flow path. Thereby by isotope exchange of the latter regeneration will take place, and the mixture can pass again through the separation plant in initial composition. (orig./PW)

  10. Membrane separation of hydrocarbons

    Chang, Y. Alice; Kulkarni, Sudhir S.; Funk, Edward W.

    1986-01-01

    Mixtures of heavy oils and light hydrocarbons may be separated by passing the mixture through a polymeric membrane. The membrane which is utilized to effect the separation comprises a polymer which is capable of maintaining its integrity in the presence of hydrocarbon compounds and which has been modified by being subjected to the action of a sulfonating agent. Sulfonating agents which may be employed will include fuming sulfuric acid, chlorosulfonic acid, sulfur trioxide, etc., the surface or bulk modified polymer will contain a degree of sulfonation ranging from about 15 to about 50%. The separation process is effected at temperatures ranging from about ambient to about 100.degree. C. and pressures ranging from about 50 to about 1000 psig.

  11. Mass Separation by Metamaterials

    Restrepo-Flórez, Juan Manuel; Maldovan, Martin

    2016-02-01

    Being able to manipulate mass flow is critically important in a variety of physical processes in chemical and biomolecular science. For example, separation and catalytic systems, which requires precise control of mass diffusion, are crucial in the manufacturing of chemicals, crystal growth of semiconductors, waste recovery of biological solutes or chemicals, and production of artificial kidneys. Coordinate transformations and metamaterials are powerful methods to achieve precise manipulation of molecular diffusion. Here, we introduce a novel approach to obtain mass separation based on metamaterials that can sort chemical and biomolecular species by cloaking one compound while concentrating the other. A design strategy to realize such metamaterial using homogeneous isotropic materials is proposed. We present a practical case where a mixture of oxygen and nitrogen is manipulated using a metamaterial that cloaks nitrogen and concentrates oxygen. This work lays the foundation for molecular mass separation in biophysical and chemical systems through metamaterial devices.

  12. SULFIDE METHOD PLUTONIUM SEPARATION

    Duffield, R.B.

    1958-08-12

    A process is described for the recovery of plutonium from neutron irradiated uranium solutions. Such a solution is first treated with a soluble sullide, causing precipitation of the plutoniunn and uraniunn values present, along with those impurities which form insoluble sulfides. The precipitate is then treated with a solution of carbonate ions, which will dissolve the uranium and plutonium present while the fission product sulfides remain unaffected. After separation from the residue, this solution may then be treated by any of the usual methods, such as formation of a lanthanum fluoride precipitate, to effect separation of plutoniunn from uranium.

  13. Separation membrane development

    Lee, M.W. [Savannah River Technology Center, Aiken, SC (United States)

    1998-08-01

    A ceramic membrane has been developed to separate hydrogen from other gases. The method used is a sol-gel process. A thin layer of dense ceramic material is coated on a coarse ceramic filter substrate. The pore size distribution in the thin layer is controlled by a densification of the coating materials by heat treatment. The membrane has been tested by permeation measurement of the hydrogen and other gases. Selectivity of the membrane has been achieved to separate hydrogen from carbon monoxide. The permeation rate of hydrogen through the ceramic membrane was about 20 times larger than Pd-Ag membrane.

  14. Spiral Flow Separator

    Robertson, Glen A.

    1993-01-01

    Proposed liquid-separating device relies on centrifugal force in liquid/liquid or liquid/solid mixture in spiral path. Operates in continuous flow at relatively high rates. Spiral tubes joined in sequence, with outlet tubes connected to joints. Cross-sectional areas of successive spiral tubes decreases by cross-sectional areas of outlet tubes. Centrifugal force pushes denser particles or liquids to outer edge of spiral, where removed from flow. Principle exploited to separate solids from wastewater, oil from fresh or salt water, or contaminants from salt water before evaporation. Also used to extract such valuable materials as precious metals from slurries.

  15. Spiral fluid separator

    Robertson, Glen A. (Inventor)

    1993-01-01

    A fluid separator for separating particulate matter such as contaminates is provided which includes a series of spiral tubes of progressively decreasing cross sectional area connected in series. Each tube has an outlet on the outer curvature of the spiral. As fluid spirals down a tube, centrifugal force acts to force the heavier particulate matter to the outer wall of the tube, where it exits through the outlet. The remaining, and now cleaner, fluid reaches the next tube, which is smaller in cross sectional area, where the process is repeated. The fluid which comes out the final tube is diminished of particulate matter.

  16. A New Cryogenic Air Separation Process with Flash Separator

    Barakat, Taj Alasfia M.; Rabah, Ali A.; Khalel, Zeinab A. M.

    2013-01-01

    A new cryogenic air separation process with flash separator is developed. A flash separator is added to the conventional double-column cryogenic air separation process. The flash separator is used to replace the turbine required to recover a portion of the energy in the double-column air separation process. The flash separator served dual purposes of throttling and separation. Both the conventional and the new processes are simulated using Aspen Plus version 11.1 the model air flow rate and c...

  17. Gas centrifugal separator

    Object: To enhance separating performance by jointly using separating action of impulse wave without increasing peripheral speed of a gas centrifugal separator and lengthening a cylindrical portion thereof. Structure: A mixed gas is introduced into a rotating cylinder from a mixed gas pipe and is separated into gas rich in light component and gas decreased in light component, these gases being taken outside the rotating cylinder through a product opening and a fixed waste pipe, respectively. A fixed product recycling pipe is disposed between an upper end plate and an upper buffer plate of the rotating cylinder the recycling pipe having an opening formed at the leading end so as to oppose to the rotating mixed gas, and the gas introduced from the opening is re-introduced into the central portion of the rotating cylinder for recirculation. A waste pipe is disposed between a lower end plate and a lower buffer plate of the rotating cylinder, and the gas not introduced into the opening of the waste pipe is circulated within the rotating cylinder. (Kamimura, M.)

  18. Separation of Concerns

    Ernst, Erik

    2003-01-01

    Separation of concerns is a crucial concept in discussions about software engineering consequences of programming language design decisions, especially in AOSD. This paper proposes a way to formalize this concept, and argues that the given formalization is useful even if it is used primarily in an...

  19. Fathering After Marital Separation

    Keshet, Harry Finkelstein; Rosenthal, Kristine M.

    1978-01-01

    Deals with experiences of a group of separated or divorced fathers who chose to remain fully involved in the upbringing of their children. As they underwent transition from married parenthood to single fatherhood, these men learned that meeting demands of child care contributed to personal stability and growth. (Author)

  20. Alkaline battery, separator therefore

    Schmidt, George F. (Inventor)

    1980-01-01

    An improved battery separator for alkaline battery cells has low resistance to electrolyte ion transfer and high resistance to electrode ion transfer. The separator is formed by applying an improved coating to an electrolyte absorber. The absorber, preferably, is a flexible, fibrous, and porous substrate that is resistant to strong alkali and oxidation. The coating composition includes an admixture of a polymeric binder, a hydrolyzable polymeric ester and inert fillers. The coating composition is substantially free of reactive fillers and plasticizers commonly employed as porosity promoting agents in separator coatings. When the separator is immersed in electrolyte, the polymeric ester of the film coating reacts with the electrolyte forming a salt and an alcohol. The alcohol goes into solution with the electrolyte while the salt imbibes electrolyte into the coating composition. When the salt is formed, it expands the polymeric chains of the binder to provide a film coating substantially permeable to electrolyte ion transfer but relatively impermeable to electrode ion transfer during use.

  1. Unity Through Separation

    Dabelsteen, Hans B.

    This PhD thesis asks how we can conceptualize the current separation doctrine of religion and politics in a country like Denmark, where the structure of the established church and peoplehood overlap. In order to answer this question, Hans Bruun Dabelsteen maps the current discussion of secularism...

  2. Mixed gas separator

    Object: To separate xenon and krypton from cover gas in a reactor. Structure: The gas to be separated from a source of mixed gas is increased in pressure by a compressor and introduced into a first cell chamber. The gas to be separated passes through a silicon rubber film and a cellulose acetate film and is separated into the enriching side and the diluting side. The gas on the enriching side is introduced into a successive first cell. On the other hand, the gas on the doluting side is introduced into a second cell passing through pipe. The second cell has its discharge side divided into two ways, one of which is connected to a bypass flow pipe circulated to the fourth compressor passing through a flow and pressure regulator, while the other is connected to a flow pipe to be fed to the third compressor. Likewise operation is carried out in each stage to take out the gas as the pure enriching system gas from the enriching side of the seventh cell. (Kamimura, M.)

  3. Separation problems and forcing

    Zapletal, Jindřich

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 13, č. 1 (2013), s. 1350002. ISSN 0219-0613 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA100190902 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10190503 Keywords : separation * set of uniqueness * forcing Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 0.364, year: 2012 http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0219061313500025

  4. diffusive phase separation

    Nobuyuki Kenmochi

    1996-01-01

    w is constrained to have double obstacles σ*≤w≤σ* (i.e., σ* and σ* are the threshold values of w. The objective of this paper is to discuss the semigroup {S(t} associated with the phase separation model, and construct its global attractor.

  5. Superconducting magnetic separation

    The initially high hopes of a speedy replacement of conventional magnetic separators by superconducting ones have not been realised. The reasons for this are complex, ranging from the conservative nature of the mineral processing industry to insufficient cryogenic reliability and poor magnet design. The major systems delivered to industry will be described and some possible future developments will be outlined

  6. Lunar Soil Particle Separator

    Berggren, Mark

    2010-01-01

    The Lunar Soil Particle Separator (LSPS) beneficiates soil prior to in situ resource utilization (ISRU). It can improve ISRU oxygen yield by boosting the concentration of ilmenite, or other iron-oxide-bearing materials found in lunar soils, which can substantially reduce hydrogen reduction reactor size, as well as drastically decreasing the power input required for soil heating

  7. Electrostatically Enhanced Vortex Separator

    Collins, Earl R.

    1993-01-01

    Proposed device removes fine particles from high-pressure exhaust gas of chemical reactor. Negatively charged sectors on rotating disks in vortex generator attracts positively charged particles from main stream of exhaust gas. Electrostatic charge enhances particle-separating action of vortex. Gas without particles released to atmosphere.

  8. Separation science and technology

    The focus of this project is the demonstration and advancement of membrane-based separation and destruction technologies. The authors are exploring development of membrane systems for gas separations, selective metal ion recovery, and for separation or destruction of hazardous organics. They evaluated existing polymers and polymer formulations for recovery of toxic oxyanionic metals such as chromate and arsenate from selected waste streams and developed second-generation water-soluble polymeric systems for highly selective oxyanion removal and recovery. They optimized the simultaneous removal of radioactive strontium and cesium from aqueous solutions using the new nonhazardous separations agents, and developed recyclable, redox-active extractants that permitted recovery of the radioactive ions into a minimal waste volume. They produced hollow fibers and fabricated prototype hollow-fiber membrane modules for applications to gas separations and the liquid-liquid extraction and recovery of actinides and nuclear materials from process streams. They developed and fabricated cyclodextrin-based microporous materials that selectively absorb organic compounds in an aqueous environment; the resultant products gave pure water with organics at less than 0.05 parts per billion. They developed new, more efficient, membrane-based electrochemical reactors for use in organic destruction in process waste treatment. They addressed the need for advanced oxidation technologies based on molecular-level materials designs that selectively remove or destroy target species. They prepared and characterized surface-modified TiO2 thin films using different linking approaches to attach ruthenium photosensitizers, and they started the measurement of the photo-degradation products generated using surface modified TiO2 films in reaction with chlorophenol

  9. Separation science and technology

    Smith, B.F.; Sauer, N.; Chamberlin, R.M.; Gottesfeld, S.; Mattes, B.R.; Li, D.Q.; Swanson, B.

    1998-12-31

    The focus of this project is the demonstration and advancement of membrane-based separation and destruction technologies. The authors are exploring development of membrane systems for gas separations, selective metal ion recovery, and for separation or destruction of hazardous organics. They evaluated existing polymers and polymer formulations for recovery of toxic oxyanionic metals such as chromate and arsenate from selected waste streams and developed second-generation water-soluble polymeric systems for highly selective oxyanion removal and recovery. They optimized the simultaneous removal of radioactive strontium and cesium from aqueous solutions using the new nonhazardous separations agents, and developed recyclable, redox-active extractants that permitted recovery of the radioactive ions into a minimal waste volume. They produced hollow fibers and fabricated prototype hollow-fiber membrane modules for applications to gas separations and the liquid-liquid extraction and recovery of actinides and nuclear materials from process streams. They developed and fabricated cyclodextrin-based microporous materials that selectively absorb organic compounds in an aqueous environment; the resultant products gave pure water with organics at less than 0.05 parts per billion. They developed new, more efficient, membrane-based electrochemical reactors for use in organic destruction in process waste treatment. They addressed the need for advanced oxidation technologies based on molecular-level materials designs that selectively remove or destroy target species. They prepared and characterized surface-modified TiO{sub 2} thin films using different linking approaches to attach ruthenium photosensitizers, and they started the measurement of the photo-degradation products generated using surface modified TiO{sub 2} films in reaction with chlorophenol.

  10. Eddy current separation apparatus, separation module, separation method and method for adjusting an eddy current separation apparatus

    Rem, P.C.; Bakker, M.C.M.; Berkhout, S.P.M.; Rahman, M.A.

    2012-01-01

    Eddy current separation apparatus (1) for separating particles (20) from a particle stream (w), wherein the apparatus (1) comprises a separator drum (4) adapted to create a first particle fraction (21) and a second particle fraction (23), a feeding device (2) upstream of the separator drum (4) for supplying particles (20) to said separator drum (4), and a splitter element (14) provided downstream of the separator drum (4) for splitting the respective fractions (21,23), wherein the apparatus (...

  11. Separation of UO2 powder

    This report deals with theoretical approach to separation process and describes the constructed separator with liquid medium. The separator was calibrated and tested with Al3O3 and UO2. it has been concluded that it can be used for separation of powders with sufficient accuracy if the separation is performed for a longer period of time. The separated fractions were characterised by microscopic method and the UO2 fraction additionally by sedimentation method

  12. Microgravity Passive Phase Separator

    Paragano, Matthew; Indoe, William; Darmetko, Jeffrey

    2012-01-01

    A new invention disclosure discusses a structure and process for separating gas from liquids in microgravity. The Microgravity Passive Phase Separator consists of two concentric, pleated, woven stainless- steel screens (25-micrometer nominal pore) with an axial inlet, and an annular outlet between both screens (see figure). Water enters at one end of the center screen at high velocity, eventually passing through the inner screen and out through the annular exit. As gas is introduced into the flow stream, the drag force exerted on the bubble pushes it downstream until flow stagnation or until it reaches an equilibrium point between the surface tension holding bubble to the screen and the drag force. Gas bubbles of a given size will form a front that is moved further down the length of the inner screen with increasing velocity. As more bubbles are added, the front location will remain fixed, but additional bubbles will move to the end of the unit, eventually coming to rest in the large cavity between the unit housing and the outer screen (storage area). Owing to the small size of the pores and the hydrophilic nature of the screen material, gas does not pass through the screen and is retained within the unit for emptying during ground processing. If debris is picked up on the screen, the area closest to the inlet will become clogged, so high-velocity flow will persist farther down the length of the center screen, pushing the bubble front further from the inlet of the inner screen. It is desired to keep the velocity high enough so that, for any bubble size, an area of clean screen exists between the bubbles and the debris. The primary benefits of this innovation are the lack of any need for additional power, strip gas, or location for venting the separated gas. As the unit contains no membrane, the transport fluid will not be lost due to evaporation in the process of gas separation. Separation is performed with relatively low pressure drop based on the large surface

  13. Valor prognóstico de dados clínicos em paralisia de Bell The value of prognostic clinical data in Bell's palsy

    Cristiane A. Kasse

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Com o advento dos testes eletrofisiológicos, a avaliação clínica parece ter perdido interesse na paralisia de Bell. A eletroneuronografia (ENoG associada ao estadiamento clínico da doença é o método mais freqüentemente utilizado para mensurar o prognóstico da paralisia de Bell. Entretanto, a ENoG constitui-se em um teste eletrofisiológico ainda não universalmente disponível, especialmente nos serviços de emergência. OBJETIVO: Estudar a medida do prognóstico da paralisia de Bell com base nos dados clínicos e no teste de estimulação elétrica mínima, teste de Hilger, permitindo assim uma previsão de prognóstico segura e factível na maioria dos serviços. FORMA DE ESTUDO: coorte historica. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Estudo coorte retrospectivo, analisando 1521 casos de paralisia de Bell, correlacionando-se os dados clínicos sexo, idade, lado da paralisia, modo de instalação, sintomas prévios, sintomas associados e os resultados do teste de estimulação elétrica mínima (Hilger, com a evolução da paralisia após 6 meses. RESULTADO: O estudo desses dados indicou que pacientes acima de 60 anos apresentaram prognóstico pior em comparação com pacientes com idade abaixo de 30 anos; o modo de instalação progressiva, a ausência de sintomas prévios, a presença de vertigem concomitante à paralisia e resposta acima de 3,5 mm no teste de Hilger estiveram relacionados com mau prognóstico. Por outro lado, a ausência de sintomas concomitantes, a diminuição do lacrimejamento e o início súbito foram relacionados com bom prognóstico. CONCLUSÃO: A análise de fatores clínicos, associada ao teste de Hilger, pode indicar o prognóstico da paralisia facial com reduzida margem de erro, sendo uma alternativa bastante interessante especialmente quando não há disponibilidade da ENoG.Electroneurography (ENoG and clinical staging are currently the methods of choice to indicate prognosis in Bell's palsy, although ENoG is an

  14. Variabilidade espacial e preenchimento de falhas de dados pluviométricos para o estado de Alagoas Spatial variability and missing precipitation data filling in Alagoas state

    Henderson Silva Wanderley

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A região tropical é marcada por apresentar grande variabilidade quanto à distribuição dos seus regimes pluviométricos, e o conhecimento dessa variabilidade torna-se fundamental para obtenção dos padrões definidores dos regimes hidrológicos e climatológicos desta região. No entanto, a falta de informação quanto à distribuição da precipitação é um sério obstáculo para se compreender e modelar sua variabilidade, surgindo a necessidade de se obter informações para regiões que não apresentam estações de medições ou que apresentem falhas em seu banco de dados através da interpolação. O método consiste em utilizar técnicas geoestatísticas na compreensão da variabilidade espacial e no preenchimento de falhas de dados pluviométricos para o Estado de Alagoas. Para o estudo foram selecionados dados de 63 estações pluviométricas, provenientes da Agência Nacional de Águas (ANA entre os anos de 1965 a 1980. A utilização da geoestatística, com a análise variográfica, mostrou que as características estruturais estudadas da precipitação estão correlacionadas e apresentam forte dependência espacial. A estimativa da precipitação obtida pelo método de Krigagem Ordinária apresentou resultados satisfatórios, para a distribuição espacial da precipitação, bem como para o preenchimento de falhas.Tropical region is characterized by great variability in the distribution of the rainfall regimes, and knowledge of this variability is fundamental to achieve the standards that define the climatologic and hydrological regimes of this region. However, lack of information regarding the distribution of rainfall is a serious obstacle to understanding and modeling its variability, resulting in the need to obtain information for regions that do not have measuring stations or shows flaws in its database, by interpolation. The method uses geostatistic technique to understand the spatial variability and on the filling of

  15. Uso de imagens orbitais como base de dados para projetos de reforma agrária The use of orbital images as subsidies to agrarian reform projects

    Marina de Fátima Vilela

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Análises técnica e econômica foram realizadas em imagens dos sensores IKONOS, TM/Landsat 5, ETM+/Landsat 7 e CCD/CBERS, objetivando a verificação da viabilidade destas como base de dados em projetos de reforma agrária. Essas análises efetuadas e a situação de mercado indicaram que a imagem IKONOS apresenta excelente desempenho técnico, mas o custo de aquisição inviabiliza sua utilização como base de dados para a reforma agrária. A imagem do Landsat 7, com baixo custo de aquisição, apresentou grande viabilidade técnica para fins de reforma agrária. No entanto, a perda do contato com a plataforma Landsat 7 inviabilizou a compra de novas imagens do sensor ETM+. A imagem CCD/CBERS apresentou a segunda maior similaridade com a verdade de campo e o menor índice Kappa para a classificação. Apesar do baixo índice de exatidão para a classificação, as análises de custo, o lançamento do CBERS-2 e a possibilidade de correção dos problemas de radiometria podem tornar as imagens da plataforma CBERS-2 concorrentes de peso no mercado e, ainda, preencher a lacuna deixada pela perda do Landsat 7. A imagem do Landsat 5 apresentou o mais baixo desempenho técnico nas análises efetuadas. Entretanto, seu potencial como base de dados é amplamente reconhecido pelo INCRA, que ainda utiliza tais imagens. O declínio da vida útil do Landsat-5 atribui mais importância ao lançamento do CBERS-2.Technical and economical analyses were performed on IKONOS, Landsat TM 5 and Landsat ETM+ 7 and CCD/CBERS data in order to verify their feasibilities to subsidy agrarian reform projects. Results showed that IKONOS data presented excellent technical viability but its high cost prevents its use. Landsat ETM+ 7 data, with low cost, presented good technical viability, however due to the problems occurring in the satellite operation, its use was also prevented . CCD/CBERS data presented the second best similarity with the ground truth data, although it

  16. Colheita de citros e obtenção de dados para mapeamento da produtividade Characterization of harvest systems and development yield mapping for citrus

    José P. Molin

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available A citricultura é de fundamental importância para a economia brasileira devido a sua expressiva participação na exportação e pela geração de empregos. A colheita manual é atualmente realizada na totalidade das propriedades citrícolas nacionais. A ausência de técnicas para a geração de mapas de produtividade em citros é uma das grandes dificuldades para a implantação da agricultura de precisão, o que justifica empreender técnicas e equipamentos para essa finalidade. Neste trabalho, teve-se o objetivo de ter o correto entendimento dos sistemas de colheita existentes, suas características úteis e limitações. A partir de então, desenvolveu-se e testou-se uma proposta de geração de dados para obtenção de mapas de produtividade sem interferir no processo vigente. Procedeu-se à pesagem de uma população de sacolões ("big bag" para aferir a informação de massa estimada pelo responsável pela colheita. Na seqüência, realizou-se o georreferenciamento de todos os sacolões de uma área. A partir da largura da faixa de colheita e do cálculo de distância entre os sacolões, obtiveram-se as áreas de contribuição de cada um, e com a massa estimada determinou-se a produtividade dos pontos. Esses dados foram interpolados gerando o mapa de produtividade. A estimativa de massa dos sacolões mostrou-se aceitável e o método válido para a coleta de dados e a geração do mapa de produtividade.Citriculture activity is important for the Brazilian economy due to its expressive participation on exporting and for the generation of a number of job positions. Manual harvesting is currently predominant. Routine generation of yield mapping for citrus is necessary for implementing precision agriculture practices, what justifies efforts for developing techniques for data collection. The objective of this research was to promote the correct understanding of the variations on harvesting systems, their useful characteristics and

  17. A justiça, o direito e os bancos de dados epidemiológicos Justice, law and epidemiological data bases

    Sueli Gandolfi Dallari

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available A compreensão das características do direito do século XXI, que enfrenta uma crise de legitimidade, e das grandes linhas que definem o relacionamento entre a sociedade e a ciência nesse século, marcado pelo risco e, conseqüentemente, pelo medo, sustentam a busca do justo equilíbrio entre a proteção individual e o desenvolvimento coletivo empreendida. Esse exercício foi realizado tendo como objeto os bancos de dados epidemiológicos. Examinou-se o interesse social, que pretende ter à disposição bancos de dados com as mais completas informações sobre todos os aspectos da vida das pessoas, e o interesse individual, que espera o máximo respeito à esfera da vida privada de cada membro da sociedade. Conclui-se que o direito na "sociedade do risco" demanda a construção de mecanismos que permitam a decisão e o controle públicos, de todos os cidadãos, a respeito do grau de risco que pretendem correr. No caso em exame, comissões de cidadãos, peritos e populares deveriam opinar sobre a construção, a alimentação e o uso dos bancos de dados. Nesse caso, seria importante, também, tornar acessível para todos os operadores do sistema jurídico as informações relativas a tais temas do direito sanitário.An understanding of the characteristics of the law in the XXI century, facing a crisis of legitimacy characterized by risk and thus fear as the main lines defining the relationship between the society and science blur, supports the quest for a fair balance between individual protection and public development. This exercise was conducted with epidemiological data bases as its purpose. The interests of society that require data bases to be made available with full information on all aspects of people's lives were examined, in parallel to individual interests that demand the utmost respect for the private life of each member of society. The conclusion is that, in a risk society, the law requires the construction of mechanisms that

  18. High gradient magnetic separation

    In a process in which magnetic material is trapped in a filter disposed in a magnetic field, and is unloaded by passing a fluid through the filter in the absence of the initial magnetic field, the magnetic field is first reduced to an intermediate value to allow unloading of the more weakly magnetic particles, the more strongly magnetic particles being retained and subsequently unloaded by further reduction of the magnetic field. Stage by stage reduction of the magnetic field during unloading allows separation of different species from the mixture. As an example the method can be applied to the separation of uranium compounds from mine ores. The uranium compounds are magnetic, while most of the other constituents of the ore are non-magnetic. The starting material is a suspension of the ore. Water is used for unloading. The filter material in this case is stainless steel balls. (author)

  19. HRS Separator HD

    2016-01-01

    Footage of the 90 and 60 degree ISOLDE HRS separator magnets in the HRS separator zone. In the two vacuum sectors HRS20 and HRS30 equipment such as the HRS slits SL240, the HRS faraday cup FC300 and wiregrid WG210 can be spotted. Vacuum valves, turbo pumps, beamlines, quadrupoles, water and compressed air connections, DC and signal cabling can be seen throughout the video. The HRS main and user beamgate in the beamline between MAG90 and MAG60 and its switchboxes as well as all vacuum bellows and flanges are shown. Instrumentation such as the HRS scanner unit 482 / 483, the HRS WG470 wiregrid and slits piston can be seen. The different quadrupoles and supports are shown as well as the RILIS guidance tubes and installation at the magnets and the different radiation monitors.

  20. GPS Separator HD

    2016-01-01

    Footage of the 70 degree ISOLDE GPS separator magnet MAG70 as well as the switchyard for the Central Mass and GLM (GPS Low Mass) and GHM (GPS High Mass) beamlines in the GPS separator zone. In the GPS20 vacuum sector equipment such as the long GPS scanner 482 / 483 unit, faraday cup FC 490, vacuum valves and wiregrid piston WG210 and WG475 and radiation monitors can also be seen. Also the RILIS laser guidance and trajectory can be seen, the GPS main beamgate switch box and the actual GLM, GHM and Central Beamline beamgates in the beamlines as well as the first electrostatic quadrupoles for the GPS lines. Close up of the GHM deflector plates motor and connections and the inspection glass at the GHM side of the switchyard.

  1. Selective separation of uranium

    A process for the selective separation of uranium from elements accompanying it in a uranium-containing ore is claimed. It comprises preparing a uranium-containing solution; adding hydrochloric acid in an amount sufficient to form complex anions of the type (UO2Clsub(n))sup(2-n) where n is 3 or 4, or sulfuric acid in an amount sufficient to form complex anions of the type UO2(SO4)sub(m)sup(2-2m) where m is 2 or 3; adding a cationic surface active agent which forms a difficultly soluble precipitate with the complex anion; subjecting the solution to a gas flotation step to produce a foam fraction containing the pecipitate and a liquid fraction; separating the two fractions; and recovering uranium from the foam fraction

  2. Battery separator manufacturing process

    Palmer, N.I.; Sugarman, N.

    1974-12-27

    A battery with a positive plate, a negative plate, and a separator of polymeric resin having a degree of undesirable hydrophobia, solid below 180/sup 0/F, extrudable as a hot melt, and resistant to degradation by at least either acids or alkalies positioned between the plates is described. The separator comprises a nonwoven mat of fibers, the fibers being comprised of the polymeric resin and a wetting agent in an amount of 0.5 to 20 percent by weight based on the weight of the resin with the amount being incompatible with the resin below the melting point of the resin such that the wetting agent will bloom over a period of time at ambient temperatures in a battery, yet being compatible with the resin at the extrusion temperature and bringing about blooming to the surface of the fibers when the fibers are subjected to heat and pressure.

  3. Steam separator latch assembly

    Challberg, Roy C.; Kobsa, Irvin R.

    1994-01-01

    A latch assembly removably joins a steam separator assembly to a support flange disposed at a top end of a tubular shroud in a nuclear reactor pressure vessel. The assembly includes an annular head having a central portion for supporting the steam separator assembly thereon, and an annular head flange extending around a perimeter thereof for supporting the head to the support flange. A plurality of latches are circumferentially spaced apart around the head flange with each latch having a top end, a latch hook at a bottom end thereof, and a pivot support disposed at an intermediate portion therebetween and pivotally joined to the head flange. The latches are pivoted about the pivot supports for selectively engaging and disengaging the latch hooks with the support flange for fixedly joining the head to the shroud or for allowing removal thereof.

  4. Composite battery separator

    Edwards, Dean B. (Inventor); Rippel, Wally E. (Inventor)

    1987-01-01

    A composite battery separator comprises a support element (10) having an open pore structure such as a ribbed lattice and at least one liquid permeable sheet (20,22) to distribute the compressive force evenly onto the surfaces of the layers (24, 26) of negative active material and positive active material. In a non-flooded battery cell the compressible, porous material (18), such as a glass mat which absorbs the electrolyte, is compressed into a major portion of the pores or openings (16) in the support element. The unfilled pores in the material (18) form a gas diffusion path as the channels (41) formed between adjacent ribs in the lattice element (30,36). Facing two lattice elements (30, 31) with acute angled cross-ribs (34, 38) facing each other prevents the elements from interlocking and distorting a porous, separator (42) disposed between the lattice elements.

  5. Lithium isotope separation

    Published methods for 6Li-7Li lithium isotope separation have been reviewed. Future demand for 6Li, whose main use will be as a tritium breeder in blankets surrounding the core of DT fusion power reactors, is likely to exceed 5 Mg/a in the next century. The applicability of the various available methods to such a large scale production rate has been assessed. Research on improving the effectiveness of current lithium isotope separation processes has been carried out worldwide in several major areas during the past decade; these include two-phase chemical exchange systems, ion exchange resin chromatography, highly isotope-selective techniques like laser photoactivation and radiofrequency spectroscopy. Chemical exchange systems appear to offer good potential in the near term for 6Li enrichment

  6. Nuclear isomer separation

    Pure specimens of nuclear isomers are required for gamma-ray lasers. The author has selectively photoionized atoms containing isomeric nuclei of 197Hg. The isomers were produced by the 197Au(d, 2n)197Hg reaction and distilled. Three pulsed dye lasers were used to selectively ionize mercury atoms by double resonant three-step photoionization. Other isomer separation techniques and their limitations are discussed. (author)

  7. Electrophoretic Separation of Proteins

    Chakavarti, Bulbul; Chakavarti, Deb

    2008-01-01

    Electrophoresis is used to separate complex mixtures of proteins (e.g., from cells, subcellular fractions, column fractions, or immunoprecipitates), to investigate subunit compositions, and to verify homogeneity of protein samples. It can also serve to purify proteins for use in further applications. In polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, proteins migrate in response to an electrical field through pores in a polyacrylamide gel matrix; pore size decreases with increasing acrylamide concentrati...

  8. Separation of light lanthanides

    A plan is presented for separating the ternary mixture of La, Nd and Pr at a joint utilization of the methods of fractional counter-current extraction and of ammonia barbotage (Trombe method) carried out by the applied Trombe method. At concentrations of lanthanides of the order of 100 g/l La and Nd concentrates were achieved this were further processed by the method of fractional counter-current extraction. (author)

  9. Photochemical separation of isotopes

    A process for the photochemical separation of carbon 13 and oxygen 18 uses 123.54 nm resonance radiation from a gaseous discharge containing Kr and an inert gas to excite selectively 13C16O, 12C18O, or both with no significant excitation of 12C16O. The excited molecules react with ground state CO to yield CO2 and C3O2. The isotopically-enriched products are removed from the reactants by condensation

  10. Separation of enantiomers

    Todd , Matthew H

    2014-01-01

    In one handy volume this handbook summarizes the most common synthetic methods for the separation of racemic mixtures, allowing an easy comparison of the different strategies described in the literature.Alongside classical methods, the authors also consider kinetic resolutions, dynamic kinetic resolutions, divergent reactions of a racemic mixture, and a number of ""neglected"" cases not covered elsewhere, such as the use of circularly polarized light, polymerizations, ""ripening"" processes, dynamic combinatorial chemistry, and several thermodynamic processes. The result is a thorough introdu

  11. SEPARATION OF PLUTONYL IONS

    Connick, R.E.; McVey, Wm.H.

    1958-07-15

    A process is described for separating plutonyl ions from the acetate ions with which they are associated in certaln carrier precipitation methods of concentrating plutonium. The method consists in adding alkaline earth metal ions and subsequently alkalizing the solution, causing formation of an alkaltne earth plutonate precipitate. Barium hydroxide is used in a preferred embodiment since it provides alkaline earth metal ion and alkalizes the solution in one step forming insoluble barium platonate.

  12. Materials separation and enrichment

    This volume supplies information in 16 individual contributions on projects sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Research and Technology (BMFT) with regard to the above mentioned topic, on the state of the art, on new technologies, and on international cooperation; two of the contributions have been recorded separately for the databases INIS and ENERGY. The contributions are supplemented by a survey of the projects sponsored and by a list of publications which have resulted from the sponsored projects. (EF)

  13. Electronic coffee grains separator

    Sanz Uribe, Juan Rodrigo; Pabón Usaquén, Jenny Paola; Cardona Duque, Julián Andrés; Ramos Giraldo, Paula Jimena; Oliveros Tascón, Carlos Eugenio

    2011-01-01

    Accurate coffee sorting is a response to pressures for product quality and to a growing market for specialty coffees. One of the major challenges in this regard is to prepare the raw coffee fruits for sorting in one-by-one electronic machines. In this paper, we present a mechanical device developed to separate clusters and impurities from the main process. The mechanical device consists of two inclined belt conveyors with upward motion, working in series. This arrangement conveys upwards any ...

  14. Estratégias de coleta de dados com trabalhadores de baixa escolaridade Strategies of data collection with workers of low instructional level

    Livia de Oliveira Borges

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Um olhar para as pesquisas desenvolvidas no campo da Psicologia Organizacional e do Trabalho no Brasil aponta que os pesquisadores optam por estudar categorias ocupacionais cujos trabalhadores são mais instruídos. Tal realidade minimiza as possibilidades de generalização e de aplicação dos resultados. Alguns pesquisadores, entretanto, insistem em focalizar as categorias mais desfavorecidas e concentradoras de pessoas com baixa escolaridade. Que opções metodológicas realizam? Quais instrumentos usam? Com o objetivo de trazer respostas a estas questões, foram levantadas as técnicas de coleta de dados utilizadas pelos pesquisadores. O uso de questionário estruturado é viabilizado como técnica de coleta de dados, na qual se recorre ao uso de gradações de tonalidades de cores em substituição às escalas tradicionais. Por fim, apresenta-se uma proposta baseada na combinação de técnicas. A divulgação da proposta pode contribuir para enfrentar o desafio da relevância social e da generalização dos resultados das pesquisas.The examination of the studies developed in the field of Organizational and Work Psychology in Brazil shows that researchers choose to study occupational categories whose workers are relatively well educated. This reality diminishes the possibilities of generalization and application of the results to other levels of instruction. Some researchers, however, persist in paying attention to categories of analysis in which they have many participants with low instructional level. In such a case, what are their methodological options? What instruments do they use? Trying to answer these questions, we identified the data collection technique used by the researchers. The use of the structured questionnaire becomes viable by means of color gradations, which replaces the traditional scales of numbers. At the end, a proposal based on a combination of techniques is presented. The present communication may contribute to

  15. Técnicas de análises exploratórias em dados de cultivares de alfafa Exploratory data analysis techniques in cultivars of alfalfa

    Alfredo Ribeiro de Freitas

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se utilizar técnicas de análises exploratórias em dados da produção de matéria seca (PMS de 16 cortes de 92 cultivares de alfafa (Medicago sativa L.. A produção de matéria seca variou entre e dentro de cortes, uma vez que os coeficientes de variação oscilaram de 17,7% (corte 2 a 51,7% (corte 9. De modo geral, os dados de produção obtidos nos 16 cortes não se ajustaram à distribuição normal. Os coeficientes de simetria foram negativos nos cortes 1 a 4, 10 a 12, 14 a 16, enquanto os coeficientes de curtose foram negativos nos cortes 1, 9, 10, 12 e 16. As estimativas robustas do desvio-padrão obtidas por quatro métodos diferiram do desvio-padrão clássico (S em todos os cortes, indicando que a estimativa S deve ser substituída por estimadores robustos.The objective was to utilize exploratory data analysis techniques for evaluating dry matter production (DMP obtained from 16 cuts of 92 accessions of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.. A significant effect on DMP was observed both within and among cuts; the coefficient of variation ranged from 17.7% (cut 2 to 51.7% (cut 9. The DMP data obtained from 16 cuts of 92 accessions of alfalfa did not fit to the normal distribution. The skewness coefficients were negative for dry matter production data in cuts 1 to 4, 10 to 12, and 14 to 16, while kurtosis coefficients were negative in cuts 1, 9, 10, 12, and 16. Robust estimates of standard deviation obtained from four different methods were different from the traditional standard (S in all cuts, showing that estimate S should be replaced by these robust estimators in statistical analysis.

  16. Apparatus for electrophoresis separation

    Anderson, Norman L.

    1978-01-01

    An apparatus is disclosed for simultaneously performing electrophoresis separations on a plurality of slab gels containing samples of protein, protein subunits or nucleic acids. A reservoir of buffer solution is divided into three compartments by two parallel partitions having vertical slots spaced along their length. A sheet of flexible, electrically insulative material is attached to each partition and is provided with vertical slits aligned with the slots. Slab-gel holders are received within the slots with the flexible material folded outwardly as flaps from the slits to overlay portions of the holder surfaces and thereby act as electrical and liquid seals. An elongated, spaghetti-like gel containing a sample of specimen that was previously separated by isoelectric focusing techniques is vertically positioned along a marginal edge portion of the slab gel. On application of an electrical potential between the two outer chambers of buffer solution, a second dimensional electrophoresis separation in accordance with molecular weight occurs as the specimen molecules migrate across the slab gel.

  17. Separation of gas mixtures

    Apparatus is described for the separation of a gaseous plasma mixture into components in some of which the original concentration of a specific ion has been greatly increased or decreased, comprising: a source for converting the gaseous mixture into a train of plasma packets; an open-ended vessel with a main section and at least one branch section, adapted to enclose along predetermined tracks the original plasma packets in the main section, and the separated plasma components in the branch sections; drive means for generating travelling magnetic waves along the predetermined tracks with the magnetic flux vector of the waves transverse to each of the tracks; and means for maintaining phase coherence between the plasma packets and the magnetic waves at a value needed for accelerating the components of the packets to different velocities and in such different directions that the plasma of each packet is divided into distinctly separate packets in some of which the original concentration of a specific ion has been greatly increased or decreased, and which plasma packets are collected from the branch sections of the vessels. (author)

  18. Innovative Separations Technologies

    J. Tripp; N. Soelberg; R. Wigeland

    2011-05-01

    Reprocessing used nuclear fuel (UNF) is a multi-faceted problem involving chemistry, material properties, and engineering. Technology options are available to meet a variety of processing goals. A decision about which reprocessing method is best depends significantly on the process attributes considered to be a priority. New methods of reprocessing that could provide advantages over the aqueous Plutonium Uranium Reduction Extraction (PUREX) and Uranium Extraction + (UREX+) processes, electrochemical, and other approaches are under investigation in the Fuel Cycle Research and Development (FCR&D) Separations Campaign. In an attempt to develop a revolutionary approach to UNF recycle that may have more favorable characteristics than existing technologies, five innovative separations projects have been initiated. These include: (1) Nitrogen Trifluoride for UNF Processing; (2) Reactive Fluoride Gas (SF6) for UNF Processing; (3) Dry Head-end Nitration Processing; (4) Chlorination Processing of UNF; and (5) Enhanced Oxidation/Chlorination Processing of UNF. This report provides a description of the proposed processes, explores how they fit into the Modified Open Cycle (MOC) and Full Recycle (FR) fuel cycles, and identifies performance differences when compared to 'reference' advanced aqueous and fluoride volatility separations cases. To be able to highlight the key changes to the reference case, general background on advanced aqueous solvent extraction, advanced oxidative processes (e.g., volumetric oxidation, or 'voloxidation,' which is high temperature reaction of oxide UNF with oxygen, or modified using other oxidizing and reducing gases), and fluorination and chlorination processes is provided.

  19. Separation of sulfur isotopes

    DeWitt, Robert; Jepson, Bernhart E.; Schwind, Roger A.

    1976-06-22

    Sulfur isotopes are continuously separated and enriched using a closed loop reflux system wherein sulfur dioxide (SO.sub.2) is reacted with sodium hydroxide (NaOH) or the like to form sodium hydrogen sulfite (NaHSO.sub.3). Heavier sulfur isotopes are preferentially attracted to the NaHSO.sub.3, and subsequently reacted with sulfuric acid (H.sub.2 SO.sub.4) forming sodium hydrogen sulfate (NaHSO.sub.4) and SO.sub.2 gas which contains increased concentrations of the heavier sulfur isotopes. This heavy isotope enriched SO.sub.2 gas is subsequently separated and the NaHSO.sub.4 is reacted with NaOH to form sodium sulfate (Na.sub.2 SO.sub.4) which is subsequently decomposed in an electrodialysis unit to form the NaOH and H.sub.2 SO.sub.4 components which are used in the aforesaid reactions thereby effecting sulfur isotope separation and enrichment without objectionable loss of feed materials.

  20. Separation of contaminated concrete

    Separating the contaminated parts from the non-contaminated parts from decommissioned nuclear facilities may strongly reduce the amount of contaminated concrete. The reduction in volume of the radioactive contaminated concrete is dependent on how much cementstone is in the concrete. This research program shows that the radioactive contamination is mostly in the cementstone. However the choice that the cementstone parts, (or better said the radioactive parts) are smaller than 1 mm may not always be true. Normally the cementstone takes about 30% of the total concrete volume. A separation procedure composed by a combination of milling and thermal shock has been assessed. Both the cold and hot thermal shock in combination with milling are not able to separate the cementstone from the larger aggregates completely. However, the cementstone from the concrete with a low nominal grain size seems to be almost completely removed by the combination cold thermal shock/milling, while the cementstone from the concrete with a high nominal grain size seems to be almost completely removed by the combination hot thermal shock/milling. After both methods a layer of cementstone was still visible on the aggregates. Washing followed by a nitric acid treatment removed each 2 wt% of cementstone

  1. Airborne rotary separator study

    Drnevich, R. F.; Nowobilski, J. J.

    1992-01-01

    Several air breathing propulsion concepts for future earth-to-orbit transport vehicles utilize air collection and enrichment, and subsequent storage of liquid oxygen for later use in the vehicle mission. Work performed during the 1960's established the feasibility of substantially reducing weight and volume of a distillation type air separator system by operating the distillation elements in high 'g' fields obtained by rotating the separator assembly. The purpose of this study was to evaluate various fuels and fuel combinations with the objective of minimizing the weight and increase the ready alert capability of the plane. Fuels will be used to provide energy as well as act as heat sinks for the on-board heat rejection system. Fuel energy was used to provide power for air separation as well as to produce refrigeration for liquefaction of oxygen enriched air, besides its primary purpose of vehicle propulsion. The heat generated in the cycle was rejected to the fuel and water which is also carried on board the vehicle.The fuels that were evaluated include JP4, methane, and hydrogen. Hydrogen served as a comparison to the JP4 and methane cases.

  2. Eddy current separation apparatus, separation module, separation method and method for adjusting an eddy current separation apparatus

    Rem, P.C.; Bakker, M.C.M.; Berkhout, S.P.M.; Rahman, M.A.

    2012-01-01

    Eddy current separation apparatus (1) for separating particles (20) from a particle stream (w), wherein the apparatus (1) comprises a separator drum (4) adapted to create a first particle fraction (21) and a second particle fraction (23), a feeding device (2) upstream of the separator drum (4) for s

  3. Análise de bases de dados e termos de busca para estudos bibliométricos e monitoramento científico em nanocelulose

    Douglas Henrique Milanez

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo objetiva selecionar bases de dados e analisar termos de uma expressão de busca com vistas ao monitoramento científico da nanocelulose. Esse nanomaterial destaca-se por ser sustentável e de grande importância para o contexto científico brasileiro e mundial. O método de seleção envolve a escolha de bases bibliográficas pertencentes à subárea de Engenharia de Materiais e Metalúrgica, do Portal de Periódicos Capes/MEC, e a aplicação de critérios pertinentes ao monitoramento científico. Para a expressão de busca, analisa-se o papel de cada termo separadamente. Os resultados mostram que bases multidisciplinares possuem respostas similares aos critérios de seleção, enquanto bases específicas divergem consideravelmente. Constata-se que publicações com os termos de busca com o radical “nano” crescem apenas a partir de 2001. Conclui-se que a sistematização de seleção e análise proposta gera insights e contribuições para o avanço do monitoramento científico em áreas complexas, emergentes e interdisciplinares, e, sobretudo, em nanocelulose.

  4. Efetividade do "salário mínimo estadual": uma análise via regressões quantílicas para dados longitudinais

    Rodrigo Leandro de Moura

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Em 2000, o governo federal aprovou uma lei que permitiu aos Estados fixarem pisos salariais acima do salário mínimo. Os Estados do Rio de Janeiro e Rio Grande do Sul adotaram tal lei em 2001. Utilizando dados de painel da Pesquisa Mensal de Emprego de 2000 e 2001, encontramos um baixo cumprimento da lei nestes Estados. Adicionalmente, obtivemos evidências de efeito nulo sobre o nível de emprego. Estes resultados indicam um alto descumprimento da legislação devido a uma baixa efetividade da lei, como sugerido pela teoria.In 2000, the federal government approved a law that permitted the states to set wages floors above minimum wage. The states of Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande do Sul adopted this law in 2001. We utilized panel data of Employment Monthly Survey from 2000 and 2001, and observed a low adherence to this law in these states. Furthermore, we get evidences of negligible effect on employment level. These results indicate a high legislation noncompliance due to low enforcement of the law, as suggested by the theory.

  5. Perspectivas metodológicas para o uso da teoria fundamentada nos dados na pesquisa em enfermagem e saúde

    Jose Luis Guedes dos Santos

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO A adoção da Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados (TFD na pesquisa em enfermagem e saúde é crescente. No entanto, observa-se a utilização de diferentes estruturas e modelos, o que gera dúvidas entre pesquisadores. Dessa forma, apresenta-se este estudo com o objetivo de refletir sobre as diferentes perspectivas metodológicas da TFD, destacando seus aspectos históricos, conceituais, estruturais e operativos. A TFD fundamenta-se por concepções teórico-epistemológicas com possibilidades de uso sustentado em três vertentes metodológicas: clássica, straussiana e construtivista. Tais vertentes apresentam especificidades que viabilizam modi operandi diferentes, baseados em concepções e paradigmas epistemológicos próprios, frutos da evolução do processo de construção do conhecimento científico. Para garantir o rigor na utilização do método e respectiva produção de novos conhecimentos, a definição da perspectiva metodológica deve ser realizada de acordo com a problemática descrita, o olhar do pesquisador sobre a realidade e sua postura epistemológica.

  6. Dados geolinguísticos sob uma perspectiva estatística: a variação lexical no Centro-Oeste, Sudeste e Sul do Brasil

    Valter Pereira Romano

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho utiliza como corpus de análise os dados coletadospela equipe do Projeto Atlas Linguístico do Brasil em três regiões:Centro-Oeste, Sudeste e Sul. A pesquisa objetiva discutir adistribuição diatópica das variantes lexicais para a questão 133 –Criança pequenininha, a gente diz que é bebê. E quando ela tem de 5a 10 anos, do sexo feminino? – do Questionário Semântico-Lexical(COMITÊ NACIONAL, 2001, p. 32. A metodologia utilizadaenvolveu análises descritivas e inferenciais pertinentes ao estudo.Para tanto, cinco hipóteses foram testadas a fim de averiguar ocomportamento e a distribuição das cinco variantes mais produtivasno conjunto de respostas. Os principais resultados indicam que asvariantes apresentam comportamento distinto nas três regiões: (i a variante menina apresenta distribuição homogênea nos dez estados;(ii a forma lexical guria possui distribuição heterogênea nas regiõesCentro-Oeste e Sul; (iii a variante garota apresenta homogeneidadeno Sudeste do país.

  7. DelPapa - Aplicativo computacional para a análise de dados de experimentos no delineamento blocos ao acaso, usando o método Papadakis

    Lindolfo Storck

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available O aplicativo computacional para a análise de dados de experimentos executados no delineamento blocos ao acaso, por meio do método usual e de Papadakis, foi desenvolvido em sua primeira versão (não publicada, na linguagem de programação Pascal. Considerando que o método de Papadakis foi eficiente para as principais culturas agrícolas (milho, soja, feijão e trigo e, para tornar o aplicativo mais amigável, a versão em Pascal foi reprogramada em Java, cuja denominação é DelPapa. Este aplicativo realiza a análise de variância segundo o delineamento blocos ao acaso pelo método usual (estima parâmetros genéticos, medidas de qualidade experimental e testes dos pressupostos da análise de variância e pelo método de Papadakis. Usando as médias ajustadas pela covariável (média dos erros das parcelas vizinhas, também realiza o teste Scott e Knott (P=0,05 para agrupar os tratamentos.

  8. Algoritmo de alocação de recursos discretos com análise de envoltória de dados

    João Carlos Correia Baptista Soares de Mello

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available A alocação de recursos é um dos problemas clássicos abordados pela Pesquisa Operacional. A inserção de modelos de Análise de Envoltória de Dados (DEA nesse contexto traz novas possibilidades de estudo, em especial quando combinada com o uso de algoritmos de programação inteira. Este artigo apresenta um algoritmo para distribuição de recursos discretos usando modelos DEA de forma seqüencial. O método proposto é aplicado no estudo de caso da alocação de vagas docentes na Universidade Federal Fluminense. Os resultados são comparados com aqueles obtidos pela comissão encarregada da distribuição das vagas.The resource allocation is one of the main problems in Operational Research. The use of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA in this field is a new feature with a great potential, mainly when combined with integer programming problems. This paper presents an algorithm to allocate integer resources using a step-by-step DEA algorithm. We applied the proposed approach to a real case study, which consists in allocating teacher positions in some departments of Universidade Federal Fluminense. We compare the results with those obtained by the official commission.

  9. Sistema automatizado para aquisição de dados de umidade relativa do ar Automated system for relative humidity data acquisition

    Késia O. da Silva

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Devido à importância do ambiente na produção animal e vegetal e, portanto, controle ambiental adequado, o trabalho propõe como objetivo a construção de um sistema de aquisição automatizada de dados de umidade relativa do ar, utilizando-se de microcontrolador de dimensões reduzidas e de baixo custo. A calibração do sensor de umidade relativa foi realizada em três etapas de simulação desenvolvidas em laboratório: caixas perfuradas, dessecador sem tampa contendo sílica-gel em seu fundo e psicrometria. As etapas de calibração, utilizando situações naturais e artificiais, bem como as metodologias desenvolvidas, apresentaram resultados que permitem concluir que o sistema pode ser utilizado com segurança no monitoramento dessa variável.Due the importance of the environment in animal and crop production and therefore an appropriate environmental control, the main objective of this work is the construction of an automated system for relative humidity data acquisition, using a controller with reduced dimensions and low cost. Calibration was performed under natural and artificial conditions. The methodology showed results that the system can be used for monitoring this environmental factor.

  10. Métodos digitais e a memória acessada por APIs: desenvolvimento de ferramenta para extração de dados de portais jornalísticos a partir da WayBack Machine

    Dos Santos, Marcio Carneiro

    2015-01-01

    Explora-se a possibilidade de automação da coleta de dados em sites, a partir da aplicação de código construído em linguagem de programação Python, utilizando a sintaxe específica do HTML (HiperText Markup Language) para localizar e extrair elementos de interesse como links, texto e imagens. A coleta automatizada de dados, também conhecida como raspagem (scraping) é um recurso cada vez mais comum no jornalismo. A partir do acesso ao repositório digital do site www.web.archive.org, também conh...

  11. Análise de dados do sistema de informação de mortalidade (sim) e Comitê De Mortalidade Materna (CMM) no Rio Grande do Norte - doi: 10.5020/18061230.2012.p413

    Cláudia Patrícia Costa de Macedo; Danila Augusta Accioly Varella Barca; Francisco das Chagas Valcácio; Jussara de Azevedo Dantas; Maria do Livramento Figueiredo Freitas; Iris do Céu Clara Costa

    2013-01-01

    Objetivos: Analisar a mortalidade materna no Rio Grande do Norte, na série histórica 2003- 2008, a partir de dados do Sistema de Informação sobre Mortalidade (SIM) e do Comitê de Mortalidade Materna (CMM) do estado. Métodos: Estudo descritivo, de base populacional, com dados secundários sobre mortalidade materna coletados no SIM estadual através do programa Tabwin, versão 3.2, e no CMM-RN, através das fichas e relatórios do arquivo. Resultados: Observou-se que o percentual de óbitos mater...

  12. Raindrop distribution in the Eastern Coast of Northeastern Brazil using disdrometer data Distribuição do tamanho de gotas de chuva para a Costa Leste do Nordeste do Brasil utilizando dados de disdrômetro

    Ricardo Sarmento Tenório

    2010-12-01

    convective rain observed is produced by convective cells imbedded into stratiform cloud layers. However, when separating stratiform and convective rainfall we found that the linear coefficient of the Z-R relation is significantly smaller for convective rainfall than for stratiform one (65 and 167 respectively, but the exponential coefficient is higher for convective than for stratiform (1.69 and 1.26 respectively.A relação Z-R, onde Z é o fator reflectividade radar e R a taxa de chuva, utilizada para interpretação de dados de radar meteorológico é geralmente baseada nas relações sugeridas na literatura. É importante calcular uma relação Z-R para diferentes regimes de precipitação para a melhoria da exatidão dos quantitativos de taxa de chuva, principalmente em caso de coexistência de diferentes tipos de precipitação, como por exemplo, na área de precipitação produzida a partir de um Sistema Convectivo de Meso-escala (MCS. Em geral, no MCS, acoplados à bigorna, a precipitação estratiforme pode não ocorrer como chuvisco. Ao contrário, a precipitação pode assumir uma intensidade maior (~10 mm h-1 e, com características claramente flutuantes, apresentar pancadas de chuva. Por essa razão, neste estudo, as precipitações foram classificadas como convectivas e estratiformes, para se obter melhores estimativas de chuva. Portanto, relações Z-R foram estabelecidas para a Costa Leste do Nordeste do Brasil (NEB utilizando dados de precipitação obtidos com um Disdrômetro RD-69, visando a operação de um novo sistema de radar meteorológico. Neste estudo, devido às facilidades de operação, manutenção e instalações, o Disdrômetro foi instalado no campus da Universidade Federal de Alagoas em Maceió em 2001, 12 meses antes de completar a instalação do sistema de radar. A Distribuição do tamanho de gotas (DSD foi estratificada por classes de taxa chuvas. Verificou-se que as DSDs dependem claramente dos parâmetros das funções de distribui

  13. Variabilidade espacial e temporal de dados termopluviométricos diários da rede de estações agrometeorológicas do Instituto Agronômico (IAC Spatial and temporal variability of daily air temperature and precipitation data of the IAC weather station network, São Paulo State, Brazil

    Marcelo Bento Paes de Camargo

    2005-01-01

    ção pluvial, observaram-se valores menores de SEE durante o inverno, de até 4 mm, e valores mais elevados, de até 15 mm, durante o verão. Pelas análises, os limites máximos de distâncias admitidos para explicar mais de 90% das variações dos elementos termopluviométricos entre locais foram para TMAX, 80 km (primavera-verão e 90 km (outono-inverno; para TMIN são necessários 55 km para os meses de verão, 75 km para inverno-primavera e 90 km durante o outono. Para dados pluviométricos, as distâncias de até 12 km explicam 90% da variação para os meses de verão, até 20 km para os de primavera e outono e de até 27 km para os de inverno.Ensuring continuous, good quality data from weather station networks requires a knowledge of spatial and temporal variability. This knowledge is essential to identify suspect data and provide estimates for data gaps. This study was conducted aiming to quantify and contrast the spatial and temporal variability for daily weather variables for a tropical climatic condition of the Instituto Agronômico (IAC weather station network, located in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. For a period of 20 years (1981-2000 data were available from 19 weather stations. The daily meteorological variables studied were maximum and minimum air temperature and precipitation. In the spatial analysis, a central station was paired with each of the other stations in the area. The coefficient of variation (R² and standard error of estimate (SEE were calculated by regression of daily measurements between pairs of the same weather variables for various station within the area. The SEE and R² were plotted against linear distance from the central station. Best fit lines were determined for the variograms (R² and errograms (SEE. Analysis were performed for each month. Generally, the R² decreased while the SEE increased with distance of separation between sites. A significant seasonal cycle was found in the SEE data for maximum and minimum air temperature and

  14. ITER isotope separation system

    This document presents the results of a study that examined the technical operating and economic viability of an alternative Isotope Separation System (ISS) design based on the distributed design concept. In the distributed design, the ISS is broken up into local independently operable subsystems matched to local processing requirements. The distributed design accepts the same feeds and produces essentially the same products as the reference design. The distributed design consists of two separate, independent subsystems. The first, called ISS-H, receives only protium-dominated streams and waste water from tritium extraction. It has two cryogenic distillation columns and can produce a 50 percent D, 50 percent T product since it lacks D/T separation capability. A final 80 percent T2 concentration product can be obtained by blending the 50 percent T2 stream from ISS-H with the more than 99 percent T2 stream from the second subsystem, ISS-D. The second subsystem receives only deuterium-dominated feeds, which also contain some protium. ISS-D is as complex as the reference design, but smaller. Although each subsystem has some advantages, such as only two cryogenic distillation columns in ISS-H and better than 99 percent steady state T2 product in ISS-D, the combined subsystems do not offer any real advantage compared to the reference IISS. The entire distributed ISS design has been simulated using Ontario Hydro's FLOSHEET steady state process simulator. Dynamic analysis has not been done for the distributed design. (10 refs., 3 figs., 8 tabs.)

  15. Mass independent isotope separations

    Mass independent separations between isotopes of an element were first observed by Clayton on 17 O and 18 O from the Allende meteorite and attributed then to nucleosynthesis. Anomalous ratios of isotope abundance known at that time were due to nuclear processes. Later, atmospheric ozone and stratospheric CO2 were shown to exhibit mass independent isotope composition of oxygen. Several formation mechanisms of these 'anomalous' molecules have been proposed, none being completely satisfactory. In the laboratory, these mass independent chemical separation effects were eventually reproduced. Anomalous separations were also obtained between isotopes of uranium, and even of light elements such as magnesium. These were first connected with irregularities in atomic nucleus volumes. Such effects are not recorded on natural terrestrial samples. Two main reasons prevent such observations from having been made. Firstly, laboratories investigating isotope compositions of elements, publish almost exclusively deltas of one isotope only. But, to look for possible anomalies, one needs to compare each isotope abundance in a sample similar to that in the standard used as origin of deltas. An example of such calculation will be given. Secondly, deltas of isotopes published by different laboratories are usually not comparable to better than a few per mil. The reason is that, to calculate deltas, most laboratories use working standards whose absolute values may not be exactly established as they are not crucial to their work. Several per mil differences will be shown to be implied between the 'absolute' isotope abundance of 13 C of standards, reputedly the same, used by different laboratories. Laboratories making surveys of natural samples should be encouraged, e.g. by IUPAC, to cover every isotope of multiple isotope elements, and to make, at not infrequent intervals, a close comparison of their working standards with internationally distributed ones. (author)

  16. The separation procedure.

    Kiely, Edward M; Spitz, Lewis

    2015-10-01

    The various stages of the separation are carefully planned but despite this, variations which will change the schedule of the procedure may exist. In general the operation commences on the opposite side from the main procedure and then the twins are turned for the remainder of the operation. Each type of conjoined twin is different but basically thoracopagus involves the hearts, omphalopagus involves the liver and small intestine and ischiopagus involves the large intestine and genito-urinary system. Our results are presented together with interesting cases from which lessons have been learned. PMID:26382263

  17. SEPARATION OF PLUTONIUM

    Maddock, A.G.; Smith, F.

    1959-08-25

    A method is described for separating plutonium from uranium and fission products by treating a nitrate solution of fission products, uranium, and hexavalent plutonium with a relatively water-insoluble fluoride to adsorb fission products on the fluoride, treating the residual solution with a reducing agent for plutonium to reduce its valence to four and less, treating the reduced plutonium solution with a relatively insoluble fluoride to adsorb the plutonium on the fluoride, removing the solution, and subsequently treating the fluoride with its adsorbed plutonium with a concentrated aqueous solution of at least one of a group consisting of aluminum nitrate, ferric nitrate, and manganous nitrate to remove the plutonium from the fluoride.

  18. NIOBIUM-TANTALUM SEPARATION

    Wilhelm, H.A.; Foos, R.A.

    1959-01-27

    The usual method for the separation of tantalum and niobium consists of a selective solvent extraction from an aqueous hydrofluoric acid solution of the metals. A difficulty encountered in this process is the fact that the corrosion problems associated with hydrofluoric acid are serious. It has been found that the corrosion caused by the hydrofluoric acid may be substantially reduced by adding to the acidic solution an amine, such as phenyl diethanolamine or aniline, and adjusting pH value to between 4 and 6.

  19. Apparatus for diffusion separation

    A diffuser separator apparatus is described which comprises a plurality of flow channels in a single stage. Each of said channels has an inlet port and an outlet port and a constant cross sectional area between said ports. At least a portion of the defining surface of each of said channels is a diffusion separation membrane, and each of said channels is a different cross sectional area. Means are provided for connecting said channels in series so that each successive channel of said series has a smaller cross sectional area than the previous channel of said series. Also provided are a source of gaseous mixture, individual means for flowing said gaseous mixture to the inlet port of each of said channels, gas receiving and analyzing means, individual means for flowing gas passing from each of said outlet ports and means for flowing gas passing through said membranes to said receiving and analyzing means, and individual means for connecting the outlet port of each channel with the inlet port of the channel having the next smaller cross sectional area

  20. Fast separable nonlocal means

    Ghosh, Sanjay; Chaudhury, Kunal N.

    2016-03-01

    We propose a simple and fast algorithm called PatchLift for computing distances between patches (contiguous block of samples) extracted from a given one-dimensional signal. PatchLift is based on the observation that the patch distances can be efficiently computed from a matrix that is derived from the one-dimensional signal using lifting; importantly, the number of operations required to compute the patch distances using this approach does not scale with the patch length. We next demonstrate how PatchLift can be used for patch-based denoising of images corrupted with Gaussian noise. In particular, we propose a separable formulation of the classical nonlocal means (NLM) algorithm that can be implemented using PatchLift. We demonstrate that the PatchLift-based implementation of separable NLM is a few orders faster than standard NLM and is competitive with existing fast implementations of NLM. Moreover, its denoising performance is shown to be consistently superior to that of NLM and some of its variants, both in terms of peak signal-to-noise ratio/structural similarity index and visual quality.

  1. Gravity separation for oil wastewater treatment

    Golomeova, Mirjana; Zendelska, Afrodita; Krstev, Boris; Krstev, Aleksandar

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, the applications of gravity separation for oil wastewater treatment are presented. Described is operation on conventional gravity separation and parallel plate separation. Key words: gravity separation, oil, conventional gravity separation, parallel plate separation.

  2. O modelo de regressão linear misto para dados longitudinais: uma aplicação na análise de dados antropométricos desbalanceados Mixed linear regression model for longitudinal data: application to an unbalanced anthropometric data set

    Maria Arlene Fausto

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Os dados provenientes de estudos longitudinais se caracterizam pela seqüência de duas ou mais observações em cada indivíduo. Nos estudos de coorte, esses dados geralmente apresentam estrutura desbalanceada. Uma casuística que envolve a avaliação longitudinal de crescimento de lactentes nascidos de mães infectadas pelo HIV foi acompanhada no ambulatório de AIDS pediátrica do Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Minas Gerais, Brasil. O objetivo deste estudo é demonstrar a aplicação do modelo linear misto na análise de dados longitudinais desbalanceados provenientes dessa coorte. Os resultados mostram que, aos seis meses de idade, os meninos eram, em média, 1,8cm maiores que as meninas e as crianças sororrevertoras eram, em média, 2,9cm maiores que as infectadas. Aos 12 meses, a diferença na altura entre meninos e meninas passou a ser, em média, de 2,4cm enquanto a diferença entre infectados e sororrevertores passou a ser, em média, de 3,5cm. Além de descrever o comportamento longitudinal do crescimento, o modelo também permite estimar a velocidade de crescimento das crianças por sexo e grupo.A longitudinal data set is characterized by a time sequence of two or more observations from each individual. In cohort studies, these data are usually not balanced. A data set related to longitudinal height measurements in children of HIV-infected mothers was recorded at the university hospital of the Federal University in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The objective was to assess the application of the mixed effect model to this unbalanced data set. At six months of age, on average boys were 1.8cm taller than girls, and seroreverter infants were 2.9cm taller than their HIV+ peers. At 12 months of age, on average boys were 2.4cm taller than girls and seroreverter children were 3.5cm taller than HIV+ ones. In addition to describing longitudinal height behavior, this model also includes the growth rate estimation for

  3. Oil/water separation in a novel cyclone separator

    Stone, Andrew Colin

    2007-01-01

    Conventional bulk oil-water separation is performed in large gravity separators that take up large areas and potentially contain large volumes of hazardous material. An intensified bulk separator has the potential to provide significant benefit in saving space, especially where this is at a premium, and in improving safety. The I-SEP, a novel geometry of Axial-Flow Cyclone (also known as Uniflow or straight-through) separator, has been tested as an intensified bulk oil-water se...

  4. Dados climáticos para avaliação de desempenho térmico de edificações

    Tulio Cesar Pessotto Alves Siqueira

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available O desempenho térmico de edificações é um fator importante em habitações, notadamente naquelas destinadas a pessoas de baixa renda. Uma edificação projetada para o clima no qual está inserida torna-se confortável, além de economizar energia. A avaliação do desempenho térmico de uma edificação engloba a resposta global do projeto arquitetônico proposto em relação às trocas térmicas entre o ambiente construído e o ambiente externo, onde a caracterização das condições climáticas locais é uma das etapas mais importantes. As condições de exposição da edificação ao clima são caracterizadas pelos valores locais horários da radiação solar, da temperatura e umidade relativa do ar e também pela velocidade predominante do vento. Nos métodos de avaliação do desempenho térmico, os dados climáticos são caracterizados pelos dias típicos de projeto, para os períodos de inverno e verão. Esses dias são determinados em função de sua freqüência de ocorrência e representam níveis de exigência na avaliação. Nesse trabalho, apresenta-se uma metodologia para se estimarem os dias típicos de projeto, por meio do tratamento estatístico dos dados climáticos.Building thermal performance is an important factor in habitations, especially for those destined for people of low income. Buildings properly projected for the climate surrounding them provide comfort and save energy. The evaluation of a building's thermal performance includes a global picture of the architectural project in relation to the thermal exchanges between the built atmosphere and the external atmosphere, where the characterization of the local climatic conditions is one of the most important stages. Local values such as solar radiation schedules, temperature, and relative humidity of the air as well as predominant wind speed characterize the conditions of building exposure to the climate. With respect to thermal performance evaluation, the climatic

  5. Monitoramento de propriedades rurais através de dados multisensores em nível orbital / Monitoring of rural properties using multisensor satellite data

    Rener Ribeiro Fernandes

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo realizar uma análise temporal das áreas alteradas em uma propriedade rural (Fazenda Santo Antônio do Jurigue, localizada no estado do Mato Grosso, por meio de dados de multisensores ao longo de 6 anos. Foram utilizadas imagens dos sensores: HRC/ CBERS-2B, ETM+/Landsat 7 e TM/Landsat-5 para análise temporal dos anos de 2002, 2004, 2006 e 2008. Após as etapas de pré-processamento realizadas nas imagens, foi aplicado o método de classificação supervisionada por máxima verossimilhança. Na imagem do ano de 2008, foi também aplicado o método de fusão de imagens IHS e o método de classificação orientada a objetos com o intuito de discriminar melhor o uso da terra da área de estudo, comparando seus resultados temáticos àqueles obtidos pela classificação por máxima verossimilhança. Os valores obtidos foram tabulados, verificando que no ano de 2002, 33,43% da cobertura vegetal da propriedade já havia sido alterado, percentual esse que aumentou para 40,32% em 2004, 51,85% em 2006. Em 2008 essa conversão da tipologia vegetal natural atingiu valores de 60,69% através da análise da classificação supervisionada por máxima verossimilhança e de 70,64% para a classificação orientada a objetos. O método de classificação orientada a objetos foi o que apresentou resultados finais mais promissores, possibilitados pelo uso de dados de alta resolução do sensor HRC do satélite CBERS-2B.AbstractThis study aimed to perform a temporal analysis of the rural property (Santo Antonio do Jurigue Farm, located in Mato Grosso by means of multisensor data over 6 years. We used images from the sensors: HRC/CBERS-2B, ETM+/Landsat 7 and TM/Landsat-5 for temporal analysis of the years 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. After the preprocessing steps performed on the images was applied the method of maximum likelihood of supervised classification. In the image of 2008 was also applied the method of image fusion IHS

  6. Russian separation program

    A small contract signed in FY92 with the Khlopin Radium Institute marked the beginning of the Russian Separations program. Under this contract the Khlopin Radium Institute performed laboratory and dynamic hot-cell testing using cobalt dicarbollide technology on simulated radioactive wastes similar to those found at DOE sites in the United States. The current scope of investigation has been extended to identify prospective technologies for application to other United States needs. The Khlopin Radium Institute project served as a model for three other pilot scale technology development projects. The premise of the pilot scale projects is to enable Russian scientists to demonstrate their technology in the context of DOE needs, using Russian technical expertise has proven to be a cost-effective means of screening Russian technologies

  7. Block copolymer battery separator

    Wong, David; Balsara, Nitash Pervez

    2016-04-26

    The invention herein described is the use of a block copolymer/homopolymer blend for creating nanoporous materials for transport applications. Specifically, this is demonstrated by using the block copolymer poly(styrene-block-ethylene-block-styrene) (SES) and blending it with homopolymer polystyrene (PS). After blending the polymers, a film is cast, and the film is submerged in tetrahydrofuran, which removes the PS. This creates a nanoporous polymer film, whereby the holes are lined with PS. Control of morphology of the system is achieved by manipulating the amount of PS added and the relative size of the PS added. The porous nature of these films was demonstrated by measuring the ionic conductivity in a traditional battery electrolyte, 1M LiPF.sub.6 in EC/DEC (1:1 v/v) using AC impedance spectroscopy and comparing these results to commercially available battery separators.

  8. Simulação de controle adaptativo de tráfego urbano por meio de sistema multiagentes e com base em dados reais

    Gilberto Dessbesell Junior

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available A população urbana cresce rapidamente e a quantidade de veículos, mais rápido ainda. Esse crescimento satura a infraestrutura de transportes, gerando lentidão, congestionamentos e aumentando o tempo das viagens. Os engarrafamentos têm causado transtornos econômicos, sociais e ambientais. Com o aumento do tempo das viagens e da quantidade de veículos nas ruas, aumentam também a poluição sonora e do ar. Além disso, diariamente os condutores enfrentam situações de estresse no trânsito. Melhorias nos sistemas de controle de tráfego têm sido propostas, mesmo assim ainda há muito a ser feito. Neste trabalho foi verificada a eficácia do emprego de agentes inteligentes para o controle do tráfego urbano, em ambiente de simulação multiagentes, a fim de reduzir os efeitos negativos dos congestionamentos. Foi utilizado o simulador de tráfego urbano SUMO para realizar a simulação do tráfego de veículos em uma região de Porto Alegre, RS. Dados reais a respeito da programação dos semáforos e do volume de tráfego foram utilizados. Após, foi desenvolvido um semáforo inteligente, que utiliza uma heurística para tomar suas decisões e a simulação foi realizada novamente. O resultado das duas simulações foi, então, comparado e os resultados encontrados foram considerados de grande relevância.

  9. Acidentes de transporte terrestre em cidade da Região Sul do Brasil: avaliação da cobertura e qualidade dos dados

    Selma Maffei de Andrade

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi o de avaliar a cobertura policial e a validade dos dados registrados em fichas de pronto-socorro, internação e nas declarações de óbito de vítimas de acidentes de transporte terrestre ocorridos em Londrina, Paraná, Brasil. Foram estudadas 3.643 vítimas resultantes de acidentes ocorridos no primeiro semestre de 1996, para as quais observou-se um prazo de seguimento de 180 dias para verificar a ocorrência de óbito devido ao acidente. A cobertura policial desses acidentes foi bastante baixa (32,5% sendo maior para os ocupantes de carro (71,6% e menor para ciclistas (8,1% e pedestres (24,8%. A concordância entre as informações registradas originalmente e a obtida após investigação foi pequena nas declarações de óbito (coeficiente Kappa 0,10; IC 95%: 0,02-0,17 regular nas fichas de internação (coeficiente Kappa 0,33; IC 95%: 0,27-0,40 e substancial nas fichas de pronto-socorro (coeficiente Kappa 0,63; IC 95%: 0,61-0,65. Os resultados indicam que os registros policiais subestimam o número de vítimas por esses acidentes. Sugerem, ainda, ser necessário investir na melhoria da qualidade dessas informações, principalmente nos níveis de internação e óbito.

  10. Demonstrativos na România Nova: português brasileiro × espanhol mexicano (dados de diálogos entre informante e documentador

    César Nardelli Cambraia

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Os sistemas de demonstrativos em línguas românicas apresentam de forma geral uma tendência ao binarismo, embora essa tendência não seja atingida através dos mesmos caminhos e os resultados não sejam idênticos. No presente trabalho, analisam-se os demonstrativos em dados de língua falada extraídos de diálogos entre informante e documentador do Projeto NURC de quatro cidades brasileiras e da cidade do México e demonstra-se a presença da referida tendência ao binarismo em ambos os domínios linguísticos.Palavras-chave: Lingüística românica; demonstrativos; português brasileiro; espanhol mexicano; língua falada. Resumen: Los sistemas de demostrativos en lenguas románicas presentan de forma general una tendencia al binarismo, aunque esa tendencia no es atingida a través de los mismos caminos y los resultados no son iguales. En el presente trabajo, se analisan los demostrativos en datos de lengua hablada extraídos de diálogos entre informante y encuestador del Proyecto NURC de cuatro ciudades brasileñas y de la ciudad de México y se demuestra la presencia de la referida tendencia al binarismo en ambos los domínios lingüísticos.Palabras-clave: Lingüística románica; demostrativos; portugues brasileño; español mexicano; lengua hablada. Keywords: Romance linguistics; demonstratives; Brazilian Portuguese; Mexican Spanish; spoken language.

  11. Estudo Normativo do Token Test versão reduzida: dados preliminares para uma população de idosos brasileiros

    Lafaiete Moreira

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A preservação das habilidades de compreensão da fala nos idosos está correlacionada com a preservação das funções cognitivas. Essa habilidade é característica fundamental para a comunicação e sua avaliação possibilita a identificação de déficits cognitivos mais específicos, além de facilitar o desenvolvimento de estratégias de intervenção mais precoces e eficientes. OBJETIVO: Disponibilizar normas contemporâneas para a utilização de um instrumento de avaliação da compreensão verbal, o Token Test, para idosos brasileiros saudáveis. MÉTODO: Uma amostra com 120 idosos (76 mulheres, com médias de 71,1 anos para idade e de 6,9 anos de educação formal para escolaridade, foi avaliada utilizando o Miniexame do Estado Mental, para identificação da existência de comprometimento cognitivo, e o Token Test, para avaliação da compreensão da fala. RESULTADOS: Foram encontradas correlações significativas (p < 0,01 entre o escore do Token Test e a educação formal e a idade, os quais corresponderam respectivamente a 5% e 21% da variância compartilhada. Tais variáveis foram consideradas nas tabelas normativas. CONCLUSÃO:Nossos dados indicam que as normas disponibilizadas aqui são suficientemente representativas. Este trabalho abre caminho para estudos futuros de comparação entre o desempenho no Token Test de idosos saudáveis e daqueles em processos de declínio cognitivo.

  12. PREFERÊNCIA PELA LIQUIDEZ DOS BANCOS NO BRASIL: UMA INVESTIGAÇÃO EMPÍRICA COM DADOS EM PAINEL DINÂMICO

    Fernando da Silva Vinhado

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available No exercício de suas atividades de intermediador financeiro, os bancos aplicam os recursos captados em ativos financeiros de maior ou menor liquidez, com consequente impacto na rentabilidade, gerando, segundo a Teoria da Preferência pela Liquidez, um trade-off entre liquidez e rentabilidade. Sob essa perspectiva o objetivo desse artigo é melhor compreender o comportamento dos bancos no Brasil quanto às escolhas e formação dos portfólios ativos, mediante investigação empírica através de estimação dinâmica com o estimador GMM-SYS em dados organizados em painel com 104 bancos que atuaram no Brasil entre 2000 e 2011.  Os resultados encontrados no presente estudo contribuem para a melhor compreensão acerca de comportamentos e elementos associados às escolhas de alocação de ativos das instituições financeiras no Brasil, à medida que se identifica, além da persistência das posições ativas dos bancos, as relações entre a personalidade jurídica privada e nacionalidade estrangeira dos bancos com o maior grau de preferência por liquidez, bem como as evidências de comportamento mais conservador na formação dos portfólios ativos por parte das menores instituições e daquelas menos capitalizadas. As variáveis macroeconômicas, PIB e Juros, também se mostraram influentes sobre a configuração das aplicações dos bancos no Brasil.

  13. BASE DE DADOS TERRITORIAIS NECESSÁRIAS À ANÁLISE DE UM SISTEMA DE RESERVA LEGAL EXTRA-PROPRIEDADE NO ESTADO DE GOIÁS

    Manuel Eduardo Ferreira

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve por objetivo geral a compilação ecaracterização das bases de dados utilizadas no âmbitodo projeto “Cenários Econômicos para a Troca de ReservaLegal Extra-Propriedade no Estado de Goiás”. Maisespecificamente, realizou-se uma análise de índicessócio-econômicos e de cobertura vegetal remanescentepara uma malha hexagonal adotada pelo projeto, perfazendotodo o Estado. Dentre os resultados principais,destaca-se atual aspecto negativo da paisagem de Cerradoem Goiás, tanto em termos de Estado (45% da áreaoriginal convertida em pastagens e 18% em agricultura,municípios (85% com passivos ambientais e de mesoregião(Centro e Sul Goiano com menos de 20% de coberturavegetal nativa. Quanto aos índices sociais (IDH,GINI, Pobreza e Densidade Populacional, fica demonstradoque o desenvolvimento em Goiás, ainda longe deser sustentável em termos ambientais, é maior em áreascom atividades agrícolas intensas, como nas meso-regiõesSul e Centro Goiano, e menor ao Norte e Nordeste doestado, onde estão concentradas as maiores proporçõesde pobres, concentração de renda e, curiosamente, remanescentesde Cerrado. Este estudo indica a adoção depráticas econômicas para a manutenção/regeneração dabiodiversidade do bioma Cerrado, complementar ao respeitodas Áreas de Preservação Permanente, sobretudoàquelas com função ripária aos cursos hidrográficos.

  14. A produção de dados para o Sistema de Informação do Pré-Natal em unidades básicas de saúde

    Aline Pinto de Lima

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa objetivou analisar o processo de produção de dados para o SISPRENATAL em Unidades Básicas de Saúde de Cuiabá, MT, Brasil. Um estudo qualitativo, exploratório e descritivo foi desenvolvido em oito unidades da Coordenadoria da Atenção Básica por meio de entrevistas semiestruturadas com profissionais que trabalham com o SISPRENATAL (enfermeiros, médicos, gestores e digitador e análise documental comparativa entre os dados do sistema e os prontuários. A análise dos dados revelou inexistência de definição da participação da equipe na produção dos dados e modos diversos de preenchimento das fichas do sistema. O conhecimento dos profissionais sobre muitos aspectos das fichas foi divergente, o preenchimento das fichas foi feito de modo inadequado e foram verificadas falhas no sistema informatizado. Medidas como a capacitação dos profissionais, a revisão do sistema e de suas fichas são indispensáveis para a produção de informações fidedignas sobre a assistência pré-natal no município.

  15. Actinide separative chemistry

    Actinide separative chemistry has focused very heavy work during the last decades. The main was nuclear spent fuel reprocessing: solvent extraction processes appeared quickly a suitable, an efficient way to recover major actinides (uranium and plutonium), and an extensive research, concerning both process chemistry and chemical engineering technologies, allowed the industrial development in this field. We can observe for about half a century a succession of Purex plants which, if based on the same initial discovery (i.e. the outstanding properties of a molecule, the famous TBP), present huge improvements at each step, for a large part due to an increased mastery of the mechanisms involved. And actinide separation should still focus R and D in the near future: there is a real, an important need for this, even if reprocessing may appear as a mature industry. We can present three main reasons for this. First, actinide recycling appear as a key-issue for future nuclear fuel cycles, both for waste management optimization and for conservation of natural resource; and the need concerns not only major actinide but also so-called minor ones, thus enlarging the scope of the investigation. Second, extraction processes are not well mastered at microscopic scale: there is a real, great lack in fundamental knowledge, useful or even necessary for process optimization (for instance, how to design the best extracting molecule, taken into account the several notifications and constraints, from selectivity to radiolytic resistivity?); and such a need for a real optimization is to be more accurate with the search of always cheaper, cleaner processes. And then, there is room too for exploratory research, on new concepts-perhaps for processing quite new fuels- which could appear attractive and justify further developments to be properly assessed: pyro-processes first, but also others, like chemistry in 'extreme' or 'unusual' conditions (supercritical solvents, sono-chemistry, could be

  16. Advanced isotope separation

    The Study Group briefly reviewed the technical status of the three Advanced Isotope Separation (AIS) processes. It also reviewed the evaluation work that has been carried out by DOE's Process Evaluation Board (PEB) and the Union Carbide Corporation-Nuclear Division (UCCND). The Study Group briefly reviewed a recent draft assessment made for DOE staff of the nonproliferation implications of the AIS technologies. The staff also very briefly summarized the status of GCEP and Advanced Centrifuge development. The Study Group concluded that: (1) there has not been sufficient progress to provide a firm scientific, technical or economic basis on which to select one of the three competing AIS processes for full-scale engineering development at this time; and (2) however, should budgetary restraints or other factors force such a selection, we believe that the evaluation process that is being carried out by the PEB provides the best basis available for making a decision. The Study Group recommended that: (1) any decisions on AIS processes should include a comparison with gas centrifuge processes, and should not be made independently from the plutonium isotope program; (2) in evaluating the various enrichment processes, all applicable costs (including R and D and sales overhead) and an appropriate discounting approach should be included in order to make comparisons on a private industry basis; (3) if the three AIS programs continue with limited resources, the work should be reoriented to focus only on the most pressing technical problems; and (4) if a decision is made to develop the Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation process, the solid collector option should be pursued in parallel to alleviate the potential program impact of liquid collector thermal control problems

  17. Financiamento público em saúde e confiabilidade dos bancos de dados nacionais. Um estudo dos anos de 2001 e 2002 Government funding for health and the reliability of national databases in Brazil, 2001-2002

    Claudia Risso de Araujo Lima

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Criado em 1999, o Sistema de Informações sobre Orçamentos Públicos em Saúde (SIOPS coleta informações sobre receita e despesa com saúde das três esferas de governo. A inexistência de outros bancos de dados de abrangência nacional com informações detalhadas sobre gastos municipais faz com que seja a principal fonte de dados para estudos ou estimativas desta natureza. Este trabalho compara os valores de receita declarados pelos municípios ao SIOPS com os registros do Fundo Nacional de Saúde, no intuito de verificar a confiabilidade dos dois bancos de dados e identificar as variáveis com maior discrepância. Compara também os dados de despesa municipal com os registros da Secretaria do Tesouro Nacional. Foi obtido o Coeficiente de Correlação Intraclasses (CCIC e, em complemento, analisou-se o gráfico de dispersão entre a média dos valores dos dois bancos de dados e a diferença entre estes. Os dados para o ano de 2002 apresentam melhor qualidade. A constatação de que o SIOPS fornece dados confiáveis deve servir de estímulo para que novos estudos considerem o vertente financiamento nas análises de situação de saúde.Created in 1999, the Information System on Government Health Budgets (SIOPS provides information on health revenues and expenditures at the three government levels: Municipal, State, and Federal. The lack of other databases with nationwide coverage and detailed information on municipal expenditures makes SIOPS the main source of data for such studies or estimates. The current study aims to compare the revenues declared in SIOPS by the municipalities and the National Health Fund records in order to assess the reliability of the two databases and identify which variables are most discordant. It also compares the data on Municipal expenditures with those from National Treasury records. The Intra-Class Correlation Coefficient (CCIC was used for this analysis, complemented by a scatterplot of the mean values for

  18. Special isotope production and separations

    Operations and production of transuranium elements (Cf, Es) at the Transuranium Processing Plant (TRU) are reported. Isotopic separations of Pu, Tl, Zn, Te, and Pb are reported. Separator R and D were conducted for Xe, Ti, Hg, and Tl

  19. Determine separations process strategy decision

    This study provides a summary level comparative analysis of selected, top-level, waste treatment strategies. These strategies include No Separations, Separations (high-level/low-level separations), and Deferred Separations of the tank waste. These three strategies encompass the full range of viable processing alternatives based upon full retrieval of the tank wastes. The assumption of full retrieval of the tank wastes is a predecessor decision and will not be revisited in this study

  20. Composite separators and redox flow batteries based on porous separators

    Li, Bin; Wei, Xiaoliang; Luo, Qingtao; Nie, Zimin; Wang, Wei; Sprenkle, Vincent L.

    2016-01-12

    Composite separators having a porous structure and including acid-stable, hydrophilic, inorganic particles enmeshed in a substantially fully fluorinated polyolefin matrix can be utilized in a number of applications. The inorganic particles can provide hydrophilic characteristics. The pores of the separator result in good selectivity and electrical conductivity. The fluorinated polymeric backbone can result in high chemical stability. Accordingly, one application of the composite separators is in redox flow batteries as low cost membranes. In such applications, the composite separator can also enable additional property-enhancing features compared to ion-exchange membranes. For example, simple capacity control can be achieved through hydraulic pressure by balancing the volumes of electrolyte on each side of the separator. While a porous separator can also allow for volume and pressure regulation, in RFBs that utilize corrosive and/or oxidizing compounds, the composite separators described herein are preferable for their robustness in the presence of such compounds.

  1. Dielectrophoretic separation of gaseous isotopes

    Gaseous isotopes are separated from a mixture in a vertically elongated chamber by subjecting the mixture to a nonuniform transverse electric field. Dielectrophoretic separation of the isotopes is effected, producing a transverse temperature gradient in the chamber, thereby enhancing the separation by convective countercurrent flow. In the example given, the process and apparatus are applied to the production of heavy water from steam

  2. Laser isotope separation

    A gas mixture of 235UF6, and carrier gas is pushed through a converging - diverging nozzle with supersonic speed and is than adiabatically expanded in order to produce an oversaturated gas cooled down to about 125 K. According to the two-photon method the oversaturated mixture is a) irradiated with infrared laser light of a frequency selectively exciting only UF6 molecules containing 235U and at the same time b) irradiated with ultraviolet laser light of a frequency producing photodissociation of those UF6 molecules being selectively excited by the infrared laser light. The products of photodissociation containing 235U are separated from the non-excited UF6 according to a known method. The application of the method according to the invention is not limited to the uranium isotopes mentioned above, but extends to all uranium isotopes. The application further is not limited to fluorides of uranium. The method may be extended to all halides of uranium. (GG) 891 GG

  3. Physical Separation in the Workplace

    Stea, Diego; Foss, Nicolai Juul; Holdt Christensen, Peter

    2015-01-01

    Physical separation is pervasive in organizations, and has powerful effects on employee motivation and organizational behaviors. However, research shows that workplace separation is characterized by a variety of tradeoffs, tensions, and challenges that lead to both positive and negative outcomes....... We develop new theory on the nature, antecedents, and motivational implications of separation awareness - a psychological state in which people are aware of their physical separation from others—and proffer a model of the mechanisms that link separation and motivation. We distinguish between control...... and autonomy affirmation as psychological states that are triggered by physical separation in the workplace, and discuss individual and context specific moderators, as well as motivational implications of separation awareness. In doing so, we reconcile the seemingly contradicting findings that have...

  4. Um modelo de análise envoltória de dados para o estabelecimento de metas de continuidade do fornecimento de energia elétrica

    José Francisco Moreira Pessanha

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Entre os aspectos da qualidade do fornecimento de energia elétrica destaca-se a continuidade, avaliada com base nos indicadores DEC e FEC que expressam, respectivamente, a duração e a freqüência das interrupções do fornecimento. Propõe-se uma nova implementação da regulação por comparação de desempenho na definição dos níveis toleráveis de DEC/FEC (metas de continuidade para as concessionárias de distribuição e seus conjuntos de unidades consumidoras. Na abordagem proposta combinam-se dois modelos de Análise Envoltória de Dados (DEA em um processo com dois estágios: primeiro um modelo DEA clássico estabelece quanto cada distribuidora deve melhorar globalmente os seus indicadores de continuidade, em seguida, por meio de um modelo para alocação de recursos, baseado em DEA, comparam-se os desempenhos dos conjuntos em uma mesma distribuidora e definem-se as metas locais de continuidade para cada conjunto. Apresentam-se metas locais para os conjuntos das duas principais concessionárias que atendem o Estado do Rio de Janeiro.The main dimension of the electricity quality is the supply continuity. It is evaluated by indices SAIDI (System Average Interruption Duration Index and SAIFI (System Average Interruption Frequency Index. This paper presents a new implementation of the yardstick competition that combines two Data Envelopment Analysis models (DEA to set the continuity standards for the electricity distribution utilities and their groups of consumption units. The approach has two stages. First, a classical DEA model performs a comparative analysis between utilities to define global continuity standards for each utility; next, based on global standards, a model for resource allocation based on DEA establishes the local continuity standards for groups of consumption units in the same utility. Local standards for the consumption units groups of the main distribution utilities in the Rio de Janeiro State are presented.

  5. Autoconceito dos professores: principais factores usando modelos de Análise de Dados Multivariada Teachers' self-concept: finding main factors and clusters by EDA models

    Vitor Franco

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O autoconceito tem sido considerado uma dimensão muito importante da personalidade do professor, da sua prática e do seu desenvolvimento pessoal (MARKUS; WURF, 1987; SIMÕES, 2001. A investigação que apresentamos foi efectuada com 281 professores de Ciências da Natureza, do terceiro ciclo do Ensino Básico, em Portugal, usando o ICAC- Inventário Clínico do Auto Conceito (VAZ-SERRA, 1986. Na análise dos dados obtidos foram usados diferentes métodos de Análise Multivariada, apresentando-se os resultados da análise factorial de correspondências e nos modelos de classificação hierárquica baseados no coeficiente de afinidade. Os resultados obtidos: 1 confirmam a importância de dois grandes factores presentes no Autoconceito: aceitação social e auto-eficácia; 2 caracterizam estes principais factores no que se refere ao Autoconceito clínico dos professores; 3 mostram como esses factores são determinantes na forma como cada professor constroi o seu autoconceito.The self-concept has been considered as a very important dimension on teacher's personality, practice and development (MARKUS; WURF, 1987;SIMÕES, 2001. The present research concerns a sample of 281 teachers of Natural Science of the Third Cycle of Basic Education from Portugal that responded to the I.C.A.C. - Self-Concept Clinical Inventory (VAZ-SERRA, 1986. In the analysis of the questionnaires different multivariate data analysis methods have been used. This paper describes some results issued from correspondence analysis and hierarchical clustering models based on the affinity coefficient. The results obtained: 1 confirm the importance of two general main factors / types which are present in self-concept: social acceptance and self-efficiency; 2 characterise these main factors when teachers'clinical self-concept is concerned and 3 show how determinant these factors are for the building of self-concept that allow us to differentiate teachers.

  6. Alterações cognitivas em trabalhadores de uma empresa de processamento de dados Cognitive problems in workers of a data processing company

    Maria da Graça Hoefel

    1992-02-01

    Full Text Available Realizou-se estudo de 191 trabalhadores de uma empresa federal de processamento de dados em Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil, em 1989, objetivando estudar déficits cognitivos. São analisadas as relações entre queixas de alteração de memória e os respectivos desempenhos em testes de avaliação cognitiva segundo três grupos de trabalhadores, o primeiro com atividades automatizadas e repetitivas (digitadores e dois outros com funções diversificadas. Utilizou-se um teste de rastreamento psiquiátrico para controlar esta possível variável de confusão. Existe uma alta prevalência de queixas de perda de memória (65,4%, apesar de não haver evidências significativas de problemas cognitivos. Observou-se uma associação estatisticamente significativa entre a presença ou não de queixas de memória e o desempenho no teste psiquiátrico. Sugere-se que futuros estudos enfatizem o aspecto de saúde mental e sofrimento psíquico para compreensão destas queixas, tendo em vista as características do processo de trabalho na informática.A study of 191 data processing workers undertaken in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1989, is presented. The relationship between complaints of loss of memory and their respective scores on cognitive testing in three groups of workers, one with automatized repetitive activities and two others with diversified activities, is analysed. The scores and complaints are compared with the results of a screening test for psychiatric disorders in order to verify the influence of this confounding factor. No significant evidence of cognitive problems was found despite the high prevalence of complaints of memory loss in this population (65,4%. There is a significant statistical association between these complaints and the scores of the psychiatric testing. It is suggested that futures studies should emphasize psychiatric analysis with a view to clarifying the complaints of Data Processing workers.

  7. Utilização de dados parciais na seleção de codornas de corte para produção de ovos

    Bruno Bastos Teixeira

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar a possibilidade de uso de dados parciais na seleção de codornas de corte para produção de ovos. Foram avaliados os grupos genéticos de codornas de corte UFV1 e UFV2, de origens distintas. Utilizaram-se informações de 1.632 matrizes, das quais 816 provieram do grupo genético UFV1, e 816 do grupo UFV2. Os parâmetros genéticos foram obtidos nos períodos parciais da 6ª semana até a 24ª (P24, a 32ª (P32, a 40ª (P40 e a 48ª (P48 semanas, e no período total de produção de ovos(P52, da 6ª à 52ª semana. Os componentes de variância e covariância e os parâmetros genéticos foram estimados pelo método da máxima verossimilhança restrita, pelo modelo animal unicaracterístico. A produção parcial e a total de ovos foram estimadas pelo modelo animal multicaracterístico, por meio do aplicativo Wombat. Para UFV1, os valores de herdabilidade foram: 0,09, P24; 0,09, P32; 0,09, P40; 0,08, P48; e 0,07 para P52; as correlações genéticas variaram de 0,79 a 0,99. Para UFV2, os valores de herdabilidade foram: 0,09, P24; 0,09, P32; 0,10, P40; 0,11, P48; e 0,13 para P52; as correlações variaram de 0,70 a 0,99. Para a seleção de UFV1, recomenda-se considerar a produção de ovos até a 40ª semana e, para UFV2, até a 48ª semana. As baixas estimativas de herdabilidade indicam que se devem fazer mudanças de manejo para controlar os efeitos de ambiente.

  8. Extração e tratamento de dados na base lattes para identificação de core competencies em dengue.

    Jorge L Magalhães

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: A conjuntura de competitividade global requer das organizações práticas cada vez mais ousadas de Inteligência Competitiva, a fim de obter, analisar, tratar e disseminar as informações para auxiliar na tomada de decisão. No ambiente de Big Data na Web, é premente cautela para o resgate e análise de dados a fim de transformá-los em informações essenciais para o gestor.Objetivo: Identificar e extrair a produção científica, produtos tecnológicos, instituições, redes dos cientistas que trabalham com a doença Dengue.Metodologia: Usa-se a bibliométrica com técnicas para mensurar a produção e disseminação do conhecimento científico. Analisar os 2,5 milhões de currículos da base Lattes do CNPq, extrair e tratar os que possuem o termo “dengue” com o software ScriptLattes do conceito Web 2.0.Resultados: A identificação de 15.465 currículos específicos com o tema Dengue. Extraiu-se 424 cientistas renomados na área, bem como mais 971 colaborações nacionais e internacionais relacionados com o termo dengue. O método possibilitou extrair dos especialistas a geolocalização, publicações, orientações, dentre outros.Conclusões: A análise dos resultados mostrou a relação multidisciplinar dos cientistas em Dengue. O método pode ser replicado para qualquer área da ciência. A bibliometria como fonte de auxílio no tratamento de Big Data mostrou-se eficaz através da ferramenta ScriptLattes.

  9. Integração de dados do quickbird e atributos do terreno no mapeamento digital de solos por redes neurais artificiais

    César da Silva Chagas

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available No presente estudo, foi realizada uma avaliação de diferentes variáveis ambientais no mapeamento digital de solos em uma região no norte do Estado de Minas Gerais, utilizando redes neurais artificiais (RNA. Os atributos do terreno declividade e índice topográfico combinado (CTI, derivados de um modelo digital de elevação, três bandas do sensor Quickbird e um mapa de litologia foram combinados, e a importância de cada variável para discriminação das unidades de mapeamento foi avaliada. O simulador de redes neurais utilizado foi o "Java Neural Network Simulator", e o algoritmo de aprendizado, o "backpropagation". Para cada conjunto testado, foi selecionada uma RNA para a predição das unidades de mapeamento; os mapas gerados por esses conjuntos foram comparados com um mapa de solos produzido com o método convencional, para determinação da concordância entre as classificações. Essa comparação mostrou que o mapa produzido com o uso de todas as variáveis ambientais (declividade, índice CTI, bandas 1, 2 e 3 do Quickbird e litologia obteve desempenho superior (67,4 % de concordância ao dos mapas produzidos pelos demais conjuntos de variáveis. Das variáveis utilizadas, a declividade foi a que contribuiu com maior peso, pois, quando suprimida da análise, os resultados da concordância foram os mais baixos (33,7 %. Os resultados demonstraram que a abordagem utilizada pode contribuir para superar alguns dos problemas do mapeamento de solos no Brasil, especialmente em escalas maiores que 1:25.000, tornando sua execução mais rápida e mais barata, sobretudo se houver disponibilidade de dados de sensores remotos de alta resolução espacial a custos mais baixos e facilidade de obtenção dos atributos do terreno nos sistemas de informação geográfica (SIG.

  10. Validação de dados termopluviométricos obtidos via sensoriamento remoto para o Estado de São Paulo Validation of temperature and rainfall data obtained by remote sensing for the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Ludmila B. Camparotto

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Dados termopluviométricos são utilizados em diversos estudos. Contudo, a escassez de dados resultante da baixa densidade de estações meteorológicas é um problema frequentemente encontrado. Com isto, a utilização de dados estimados por satélites tem-se mostrado importante para regiões nas quais eles são escassos. Neste trabalho foram realizadas comparações entre dados mensais de precipitação pluvial estimados pelo satélite TRMM e de temperatura, estimados pelo satélite Aqua/MODIS aos dados observados por estações de superfície, para diferentes localidades do Estado de São Paulo, no período de 2003 a 2010. Os resultados demonstraram que para os dados de precipitação pluvial os menores erros foram observados nos meses de inverno e os maiores nos meses de verão. Em relação aos dados de temperatura observou-se que, com a inclusão de um fator de correção, os dados do satélite Aqua apresentaram boa exatidão em todos os meses. De maneira geral, os resultados obtidos indicam que os satélites TRMM e Aqua são alternativas eficientes na aquisição de informações em locais onde há falhas ou escassez dos mesmos podendo ser também utilizados na análise da consistência de dados coletados por meio de redes meteorológicas.Temperature and rainfall data are used in several scientific studies. However, the paucity of data resulting from the low density of weather stations is a problem frequently encountered in these studies. Thus, the use of estimated data from satellites has become an important tool in regions where they are scarce. In this study comparisons were made between monthly rainfall data estimated by TRMM satellite and temperature data estimated by the satellite Aqua/MODIS data observed by surface stations, for different locations in the State of Sao Paulo during the period 2003 to 2010. The results showed that for the rainfall data, smaller errors were observed during the winter and higher during the summer

  11. Influência de dados censurados no cálculo da concentração média das variáveis de qualidade da água demanda química de oxigênio e fosfato

    Thaisa de Souza Contar; Cesar Augusto Medeiros Destro; Gilson Alberto Rosa Lima

    2015-01-01

    Um dos problemas comumente encontrado na análise estatística de dados provenientes do monitoramento da qualidade da água envolve os chamados dados censurados. Este estudo mostra como os valores calculados das concentração médias de amostras que contenham dados censurados são influenciadas pelo tamanho da amostra, percentual de dados censurados e método de cálculo. As concentrações médias foram calculadas com os métodos de substituição e maximum likelihood estimator (MLE) para amostras de dema...

  12. WASTE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS SEPARATION IN ELECTROSTATIC SEPARATOR

    Branimir Fuk

    2012-01-01

    Printed circuit boards from electronic waste are very important source of precious metals by recycling. The biggest challenge is liberation and separation of useful components; thin film which contains copper, zinc, tin, lead and precious metals like silver, gold and palladium from non useful components; polymers, ceramics and glass fibbers. The paper presents results for separation of shredded printed circuit boards from TV sets in electrostatic separator. Testing where conducted with materi...

  13. Gas liquid separation within a novel axial flow cyclone separator

    Dickson, Philip James

    1998-01-01

    Cyclone separators have been described in detail and, although substantial research has been performed on solid / gas devices, the use of cyclones for gas / liquid separation has been comparatively ignored; this is particularly true for higher concentrations of liquid and for degassing applications. Consequently no generic models are available which will predict separation efficiency or pressure drop for all designs of cyclone. A novel design of axial flow cyclone called WELLSE...

  14. Pesquisa Via Internet como Técnica de Coleta de Dados: Um Balanço da Literatura e os Principais Desafios para sua Utilização

    Vasiliki Calliyeris

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo apresentar o referencial bibliográfico sobre o tema levantamento de dados via internet, identificando os principais autores que debatem sobre esta forma de coleta de dados e apontando os tópicos mais discutidos, por estes autores, no meio acadêmico. Para tal, a pesquisa foi realizada em duas etapas. A primeira foi uma pesquisa documental no banco de dados Web of Science, que procurou identificar o número total de publicações, áreas temáticas, ano das publicações, autores, tipos de documentos, título das fontes, agências financiadoras, instituições, idiomas e países destas publicações. Na segunda etapa, buscou-se evidenciar o que debatem os autores que focam suas discussões sobre a técnica em si, como alternativa contemporânea de coleta de dados, frente a outras técnicas existentes no mercado, como entrevista presencial, telefônica e por correio. A análise dos dados mostrou que a técnica de coleta via internet vem sendo muito utilizada por várias áreas temáticas, em um crescente, nos últimos anos, por países da América do Norte, Europa, Ásia, Oceania, e até pelo Brasil. A pesquisa evidenciou que os principais autores, das áreas temáticas que discutem o tema com o foco na técnica de coleta em si, debatem sobre a abordagem do potencial respondente (para não comprometer o índice de respostas, a estrutura e desenho do instrumento de coleta, a questão da representatividade da amostra selecionada e a preocupação quanto à qualidade dos dados coletados.  Normal 0 21 false false false PT-BR X-NONE X-NONE

  15. Separation of Hydrogen Isotopes by Palladium Alloy Membranes Separator

    Full text of publication follows: Separation of hydrogen isotope with palladium alloy membranes is one of the promising methods for hydrogen isotope separation. It has several advantages, such as high separation efficiency, smaller tritium inventory, simple separation device, ect. Limited by the manufacture of membrane and cost of gas transportation pump, this method is still at the stage of conceptual study. The relationship between separation factors and temperatures, feed gas components, split ratios have not been researched in detail, and the calculated results of cascade separation have not been validated with experimental data. In this thesis, a palladium alloy membrane separator was designed to further study its separation performance between H2 and D2. The separation factor of the single stage was affected by the temperature, the feed gas component, the split ratio and the gas flow rate, etc. The experimental results showed that the H2-D2 separation factor decreased with the increasing of temperature. On the temperature from 573 K to 773 K, when the feed rate was 5 L/min, the separation factor of 66.2%H2 - 33.8%D2 decreased from 2.09 to 1.85 when the split ratio was 0.1 and from 1.74 to 1.52 when the split ratio was 0.2.The separation factor also decreased with the increasing of split ratio. At 573 K and the feed rate of 5 L/min, the separation factor of 15.0%H2 and 85.0%D2 decreased from 2.43 to 1.35 with the increasing of split ratio from 0.050 to 0.534,and for 66.2%H2-33.8%D2, the separation factor decreased from 2.87 to 1.30 with the increasing of split ratio from 0.050 to 0.688. When the separation factor was the biggest, the flow rate of feed gas was in a perfect value. To gain a best separation performance, perfect flow rate, lower temperature and reflux ratio should be chosen. (authors)

  16. Technical feasibility of advanced separation

    Advanced separation aims at reducing the amount and toxicity of high-level and long lived radioactive wastes. The Purex process has been retained as a reference way for the recovery of the most radio-toxic elements: neptunium, technetium and iodine. Complementary solvent extraction processes have to be developed for the separation of americium, curium and cesium from the high activity effluent of the spent fuel reprocessing treatment. Researches have been carried out with the aim of demonstrating the scientifical and technical feasibility of advanced separation of minor actinides and long lived fission products from spent fuels. The scientifical feasibility was demonstrated at the end of 2001. The technical feasibility works started in the beginning of 2002. Many results have been obtained which are presented and summarized in this document: approach followed, processes retained for the technical feasibility (An/Ln and Am/Cm separation), processes retained for further validation at the new shielded Purex installation, technical feasibility of Purex adaptation to Np separation, technical feasibility of Diamex (first step: (An+Ln)/other fission products) separation), technical feasibility of Sanex process (second step: An(III)/Ln(III) separation), technical feasibility of Am(III)/Cm(III) separation, cesium separation, iodine separation, technical-economical evaluation, conclusions and perspectives, facilities and apparatuses used for the experiments. (J.S.)

  17. Separators - Technology review: Ceramic based separators for secondary batteries

    Nestler, Tina; Schmid, Robert; Münchgesang, Wolfram; Bazhenov, Vasilii; Meyer, Dirk C. [Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Institut für Experimentelle Physik, Leipziger Str. 23, 09596 Freiberg (Germany); Schilm, Jochen [Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme IKTS, Winterbergstraße 28, 01277 Dresden (Germany); Leisegang, Tilmann [Fraunhofer-Technologiezentrum Halbleitermaterialien THM, Am St.-Niclas-Schacht 13, 09599 Freiberg (Germany)

    2014-06-16

    Besides a continuous increase of the worldwide use of electricity, the electric energy storage technology market is a growing sector. At the latest since the German energy transition ('Energiewende') was announced, technological solutions for the storage of renewable energy have been intensively studied. Storage technologies in various forms are commercially available. A widespread technology is the electrochemical cell. Here the cost per kWh, e. g. determined by energy density, production process and cycle life, is of main interest. Commonly, an electrochemical cell consists of an anode and a cathode that are separated by an ion permeable or ion conductive membrane - the separator - as one of the main components. Many applications use polymeric separators whose pores are filled with liquid electrolyte, providing high power densities. However, problems arise from different failure mechanisms during cell operation, which can affect the integrity and functionality of these separators. In the case of excessive heating or mechanical damage, the polymeric separators become an incalculable security risk. Furthermore, the growth of metallic dendrites between the electrodes leads to unwanted short circuits. In order to minimize these risks, temperature stable and non-flammable ceramic particles can be added, forming so-called composite separators. Full ceramic separators, in turn, are currently commercially used only for high-temperature operation systems, due to their comparably low ion conductivity at room temperature. However, as security and lifetime demands increase, these materials turn into focus also for future room temperature applications. Hence, growing research effort is being spent on the improvement of the ion conductivity of these ceramic solid electrolyte materials, acting as separator and electrolyte at the same time. Starting with a short overview of available separator technologies and the separator market, this review focuses on ceramic

  18. Separators - Technology review: Ceramic based separators for secondary batteries

    Besides a continuous increase of the worldwide use of electricity, the electric energy storage technology market is a growing sector. At the latest since the German energy transition ('Energiewende') was announced, technological solutions for the storage of renewable energy have been intensively studied. Storage technologies in various forms are commercially available. A widespread technology is the electrochemical cell. Here the cost per kWh, e. g. determined by energy density, production process and cycle life, is of main interest. Commonly, an electrochemical cell consists of an anode and a cathode that are separated by an ion permeable or ion conductive membrane - the separator - as one of the main components. Many applications use polymeric separators whose pores are filled with liquid electrolyte, providing high power densities. However, problems arise from different failure mechanisms during cell operation, which can affect the integrity and functionality of these separators. In the case of excessive heating or mechanical damage, the polymeric separators become an incalculable security risk. Furthermore, the growth of metallic dendrites between the electrodes leads to unwanted short circuits. In order to minimize these risks, temperature stable and non-flammable ceramic particles can be added, forming so-called composite separators. Full ceramic separators, in turn, are currently commercially used only for high-temperature operation systems, due to their comparably low ion conductivity at room temperature. However, as security and lifetime demands increase, these materials turn into focus also for future room temperature applications. Hence, growing research effort is being spent on the improvement of the ion conductivity of these ceramic solid electrolyte materials, acting as separator and electrolyte at the same time. Starting with a short overview of available separator technologies and the separator market, this review focuses on ceramic-based separators

  19. COMPARAÇÃO DE PROCESSAMENTOS MATEMÁTICOS DE DADOS VOLTAMÉTRICOS: APLICAÇÃO NA DETERMINAÇÃO SIMULTÂNEA DE FLUOROQUINOLONAS

    Luiz H. de Oliveira

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes a comparative study between the procedures of deconvolution and the second-order derivative of square wave voltammograms to achieve separation of the voltammetric peaks of levofloxacin (LEVO and norfloxacin (NOR, for their simultaneous quantification in urine samples. The obtained results indicate that the use of second-derivative voltammograms coupled with carbon screen-printed electrodes is the most efficient approach for completely separating the voltammetric peaks of LEVO and NOR. In addition, this approach has produced detection limits lower than 1.0 µmol L-1 and a wide linear range for both drugs. The proposed method was successfully used to simultaneously determine LEVO and NOR in spiked human and bovine urine samples with recovery percentages close to 100% for all analyzed samples.

  20. Separable programming theory and methods

    Stefanov, Stefan M

    2001-01-01

    In this book, the author considers separable programming and, in particular, one of its important cases - convex separable programming Some general results are presented, techniques of approximating the separable problem by linear programming and dynamic programming are considered Convex separable programs subject to inequality equality constraint(s) and bounds on variables are also studied and iterative algorithms of polynomial complexity are proposed As an application, these algorithms are used in the implementation of stochastic quasigradient methods to some separable stochastic programs Numerical approximation with respect to I1 and I4 norms, as a convex separable nonsmooth unconstrained minimization problem, is considered as well Audience Advanced undergraduate and graduate students, mathematical programming operations research specialists

  1. Separation process using microchannel technology

    Tonkovich, Anna Lee; Perry, Steven T.; Arora, Ravi; Qiu, Dongming; Lamont, Michael Jay; Burwell, Deanna; Dritz, Terence Andrew; McDaniel, Jeffrey S.; Rogers, Jr.; William A.; Silva, Laura J.; Weidert, Daniel J.; Simmons, Wayne W.; Chadwell, G. Bradley

    2009-03-24

    The disclosed invention relates to a process and apparatus for separating a first fluid from a fluid mixture comprising the first fluid. The process comprises: (A) flowing the fluid mixture into a microchannel separator in contact with a sorption medium, the fluid mixture being maintained in the microchannel separator until at least part of the first fluid is sorbed by the sorption medium, removing non-sorbed parts of the fluid mixture from the microchannel separator; and (B) desorbing first fluid from the sorption medium and removing desorbed first fluid from the microchannel separator. The process and apparatus are suitable for separating nitrogen or methane from a fluid mixture comprising nitrogen and methane. The process and apparatus may be used for rejecting nitrogen in the upgrading of sub-quality methane.

  2. Magnetic Separation in South Africa

    Corrans, Ian James; Svoboda, Jan

    1985-01-01

    The use of magnetic separators in the various mineral processing facilities in South Africa is described. A large number are used to recover medium in dense medium plants. The manufacture of various types of magnetic separation machines by three local suppliers is highlighted. The potential use of highgradient and/or high–intensity magnetic separation in the recovery of gold, uranium, and phosphate minerals is discussed.

  3. Dielectrophoretic separation of gaseous isotopes

    This invention relates to a process for the separation of gaseous isotopes by electrophoresis assisted by convective countercurrent flow and to an apparatus for use in the process. The invention is especially applicable to heavy water separation from steam; however, it is to be understood that the invention is broadly applicable to the separation of gaseous isotopes having different dipole moments and/or different molecular weights. (author)

  4. Regular Totally Separable Sphere Packings

    Reid, Samuel

    2015-01-01

    The topic of totally separable sphere packings is surveyed with a focus on regular constructions, uniform tilings, and contact number problems. An enumeration of all regular totally separable sphere packings in $\\mathbb{R}^2$, $\\mathbb{R}^3$, and $\\mathbb{R}^4$ which are based on convex uniform tessellations, honeycombs, and tetracombs, respectively, is presented, as well as a construction of a family of regular totally separable sphere packings in $\\mathbb{R}^d$ that is not based on a convex...

  5. Component separation in abdominal trauma

    Rawstorne, Edward; Smart, Christopher J.; Fallis, Simon A.; Suggett, Nigel

    2014-01-01

    Component separation is established for complex hernia repairs. This case presents early component separation and release of the anterior and posterior sheath to facilitate closure of the abdominal wall following emergency laparotomy, reinforcing the repair with a biological mesh. On Day 11 following an emergency laparotomy for penetrating trauma, this patient underwent component separation and release of the anterior and posterior sheath. An intra-abdominal biological mesh was secured, and t...

  6. Sistema computacional para índices de cárie dentária: banco de dados e análise estatística A computer software system for dental caries rates: data bases and statistical analysis

    Maria Lucia M.M. Sundefeld; Sabina Léa Davidson Gotlieb

    1996-01-01

    Apresenta-se um sistema computacional, denominado ICADPLUS, desenvolvido para elaboração de banco de dados, tabulação de dados, cálculo do índice CPO e análise estatística para estimação de intervalos de confiança e comparação de resultados de duas populações.Tem como objetivo apresentar método simplificado para atender necessidades de serviços de saúde na área de odontologia processando fichas utilizadas por cirurgiões dentistas em levantamentos epidemiológicos de cárie dentária. A caracterí...

  7. Vedalogic: um método de Verificação de Dados Climatológicos Apoiado em Modelos Minerados Vedalogic: a Method of Climatologic Data Verification based on Data Mining Models

    Henrique Gonçalves Salvador

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, apresenta-se um Método de Verificação de Dados Climatológicos Apoiado em Modelos Minerados - VEDALOGIC para o Instituto de Controle do Espaço Aéreo Brasileiro (ICEA. O VEDALOGIC consiste de uma verificação de dados, utilizando-se de modelos criados com algoritmos de Mineração de Dados. O Método utiliza modelos de clustering, gerados a partir de uma série histórica, que propiciam a identificação de grupos homogêneos em uma Base de Dados Climatológicos (BDC. A partir desses modelos, torna-se possível a detecção de inconformidades nos dados, denominadas pontos estranhos (outliers. Após a detecção de um outlier, este é classificado/predito, de acordo com o modelo de árvore de decisão, gerado também a partir de uma série histórica. O valor encontrado com base na árvore de decisão é adotado como sugestão para a correção do outlier, contribuindo com a consistência dos dados no BDC. Neste artigo, utilizam-se os seguintes algoritmos: Expectation-Maximization (EM e K-means para clustering; e REPTree e M5P para classificação/predição. Para a verificação da eficiência do VEDALOGIC, inseriram-se, artificialmente, dados ruidosos em um conjunto de dados, os quais foram todos detectados pelo VEDALOGIC, que sugeriu valores para correção com uma precisão média superior a 98%.This work presents the VEDALOGIC - Method for Climatologic Data Verification - based on Data Mining Models, to be used by the "Instituto de Controle do Espaço Aéreo Brasileiro" (ICEA. The VEDALOGIC method consists of a data verification using Data Mining algorithm models. The method uses clustering models generated from a historical series that provide the identification of homogeneous groups in the Climatologic Data Base (CDB. This method, based on clustering models, detects unconformities, named outliers. Detected outliers are classified/predicted according to the decision tree models which are also built from historic data. The

  8. Mathematical modelling of membrane separation

    Vinther, Frank

    This thesis concerns mathematical modelling of membrane separation. The thesis consists of introductory theory on membrane separation, equations of motion, and properties of dextran, which will be the solute species throughout the thesis. Furthermore, the thesis consist of three separate...... mathematical models, each with a different approach to membrane separation. The first model is a statistical model investigating the interplay between solute shape and the probability of entering the membrane. More specific the transition of solute particles from being spherical to becoming more elongated as...

  9. Fast Monaural Separation of Speech

    Pontoppidan, Niels Henrik; Dyrholm, Mads

    2003-01-01

    We have investigated the possibility of separating signals from a single mixture of sources. This problem is termed the Monaural Separation Problem. Lars Kai Hansen has argued that this problem is topological tougher than problems with multiple recordings. Roweis has shown that inference from a...... Factorial Hidden Markov Model, with non-stationary assumptions on the source autocorrelations modelled through the Factorial Hidden Markov Model, leads to separation in the monaural case. By extending Hansens work we find that Roweis' assumptions are necessary for monaural speech separation. Furthermore we...

  10. Component separation in abdominal trauma.

    Rawstorne, Edward; Smart, Christopher J; Fallis, Simon A; Suggett, Nigel

    2014-01-01

    Component separation is established for complex hernia repairs. This case presents early component separation and release of the anterior and posterior sheath to facilitate closure of the abdominal wall following emergency laparotomy, reinforcing the repair with a biological mesh. On Day 11 following an emergency laparotomy for penetrating trauma, this patient underwent component separation and release of the anterior and posterior sheath. An intra-abdominal biological mesh was secured, and the fascia and skin closed successfully. Primary abdominal closure can be achieved in patients with penetrating abdominal trauma with the use of component separation and insertion of intra-abdominal biological mesh, where standard closure is not possible. PMID:24876334

  11. Nickel-hydrogen separator development

    Gonzalez-Sanabria, O. D.

    1986-01-01

    The separator technology is a critical element in the nickel-hydrogen (Ni-H2) systems. Previous research and development work carried out at NASA Lewis Research Center has determined that separators made from zirconium oxide (ZrO2) and potassium titanate (PKT) fibers will function satisfactorily in Ni-H2 cells without exhibiting the problems associated with the asbestos separators. A program has been established to transfer the separator technology into a commercial production line. A detailed plan of this program will be presented and the preliminary results will be discussed.

  12. Contribution to the study of {sup 233}U production with MOX-ThPu fuel in PWR reactor. Transition scenarios towards Th/{sup 233}U iso-generating concepts in thermal spectrum. Development of the MURE fuel evolution code; Contribution a l'etude de la production d'{sup 233}U en combustible MOX-ThPu en reacteur a eau sous pression. Scenarios de transition vers des concepts isogenerateurs Th/{sup 233}U en spectre thermique. Developpement du code MURE d'evolution du combustible

    Michel-Sendis, F

    2006-12-15

    If nuclear power is to provide a significant fraction of the growing world energy demand, only through the breeding concept can the development of sustainable nuclear energy become a reality. The study of such a transition, from present-day nuclear technologies to future breeding concepts is therefore pertinent. Among these future concepts, those using the thorium cycle Th/U-233 in a thermal neutron spectrum are of particular interest; molten-salt type thermal reactors would allow for breeding while requiring comparatively low initial inventories of U-233. The upstream production of U-233 can be obtained through the use of thorium-plutonium mixed oxide fuel in present-day light water reactors. This work presents, firstly, the development of the MURE evolution code system, a C++ object-oriented code that allows the study, through Monte Carlo (M.C.) simulation, of nuclear reactors and the evolution of their fuel under neutron irradiation. The M.C. methods are well-suited for the study of any reactor, whether it'd be an existing reactor using a new kind of fuel or a future concept altogether, the simulation is only dependent on nuclear data. Exact and complex geometries can be simulated and continuous energy particle transport is performed. MURE is an interface with MCNP, the well-known and validated transport code, that allows, among other functionalities, to simulate constant power and constant reactivity evolutions. Secondly, the study of MOX ThPu fuel in a conventional light water reactor (REP) is presented; it explores different plutonium concentrations and isotopic qualities in order to evaluate their safety characteristics. Simulation of their evolution allows us to quantify the production of U-233 at the end of burnup. Last, different french scenarios validating a possible transition towards a park of thermal Th/U-233 breeders, are presented. In these scenarios, U-233 is produced in ThPu moxed light water reactors. (author)

  13. History of Uranium-233(233U)Processing at the Rocky Flats Plant. In support of the RFETS Acceptable Knowledge Program

    This report documents the processing of Uranium-233 at the Rocky Flats Plant (Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site). The information may be used to meet Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC)and for determining potential Uranium-233 content in applicable residue waste streams

  14. Recent Experiments on the Beta Activity of Fission Products from the Thermal-Neutron Fission of U233, U235 and Pu239

    The build-up of beta-activity of fission products from the low-energy fission of U233 and U235 has been measured as a function of the lime t after starting the irradiation of the fissionable material with thermal neutrons. By differentiating the beta-activity divided by the constant fission product rate one obtains the mean beta-decay rate β(t) per fission as a function of the time t after fission. The uranium targets were mounted within a 4π proportional counter, coincident conversion electrons and γ-rays being thereby eliminated. The background of fast neutrons and γ-rays was strongly reduced by using a neutron beam tube with a liquid nitrogen-cooled bismuth single crystal filter. The fission product rate was measured with the same counter. The measurements cover the time interval from 0.01 s to 10 h. The results are compared with other experimental data and existing theories. The total number of beta-decays per fission was found to be 5.25 ± 0.2 and 5.93 ± 0.2 for U233 and U235 respectively compared with theoretical values of 5.27 and 6.10 respectively. (author)

  15. O impacto do uso de bases de dados sobre o servico de referencia, com enfase na comutacao bibliograficaThe impact of the use of data bases on Reference Services, emphasizing the Bibliography Exchanging Services

    Maria Imaculada Cardoso Sampaio

    1998-11-01

    Full Text Available Aborda o impacto do uso de bases de dados nacionais e internacionais sobre o Serviço de Referência do Serviço de Biblioteca e Documentação do Instituto de Psicologia da Universidade de São Paulo (SBD/IPUSP, no período de 1990 a 1994. Apresenta um breve histórico da utilização das bases de dados em CD-ROM e acesso “on-line” disponíveis na biblioteca. Analisa o crescimento dos Serviços de Levantamentos Bibliográficos e Comutação Bibliográfica, através de tabelas de freqüências das solicitações dos usuários. Observa um significativo aumento na demanda desses serviços e conclui que a nova tecnologia do uso de bases de dados, tornou o Serviço de Referência mais dinâmico e participativo, uma vez que o serviço oferecido firmou-se como instrumento imprescindível para o desenvolvimento das atividades científicas.

  16. A construção de argumentos em aulas de ciências: o papel dos dados, evidências e variáveis no estabelecimento de justificativas

    Lucia Helena Sasseron

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Nosso foco, neste trabalho, recai sobre ações em aulas de ciências que contribuem para a construção de argumentos, sobretudo o trabalho com dados, evidências e variáveis para a construção de justificativas. Nosso referencial teórico principal é o padrão de argumento de Toulmin (TAP-1958/2006. Analisamos a transcrição da gravação de duas aulas de ciências ocorridas em um 4º ano do Ensino Fundamental. A análise inicial permitiu evidenciar os argumentos construídos coletivamente nestas aulas. A partir deste dado, pudemos identificar de que maneira cada elemento do TAP era construído, considerando, ao mesmo tempo, o trabalho desenvolvido pela professora. Chama a atenção que a construção do argumento ocorre em uma ordem não intuitiva: a professora não parte da construção de uma alegação, mas a alegação constitui-se como decorrência da análise de diversas situações; fornecendo-nos evidências de que o processo por ela utilizado é um processo de investigação sobre dados empíricos.

  17. Three phase downhole separator process

    Cognata, Louis John

    2008-06-24

    Three Phase Downhole Separator Process (TPDSP) is a process which results in the separation of all three phases, (1) oil, (2) gas, and (3) water, at the downhole location in the well bore, water disposal injection downhole, and oil and gas production uphole.

  18. Relational Parametricity and Separation Logic

    Birkedal, Lars; Yang, Hongseok

    2008-01-01

    Separation logic is a recent extension of Hoare logic for reasoning about programs with references to shared mutable data structures. In this paper, we provide a new interpretation of the logic for a programming language with higher types. Our interpretation is based on Reynolds's relational...... parametricity, and it provides a formal connection between separation logic and data abstraction. Udgivelsesdato: 2008...

  19. Parental separation and pediatric cancer

    Grant, Sally; Carlsen, Kathrine; Bidstrup, Pernille Envold Hansen;

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the risk for separation (ending cohabitation) of the parents of a child with a diagnosis of cancer.......The purpose of this study was to determine the risk for separation (ending cohabitation) of the parents of a child with a diagnosis of cancer....

  20. Laser isotope separation of gadolinium

    Basic studies on laser isotope separation of gadolinium were performed. Spectroscopic data were obtained such as isotope shifts and hyperfine structures using an atomic beam. Enrichment of 157Gd up to 80% was observed by three-step photoionization experiment using linearly polarized dye lasers. Design of an separation system was discussed by the help of computer calculation of excitation dynamics. (author)

  1. Vision 2020: 2000 Separations Roadmap

    Adler, Stephen [Center for Waster Reduction Technologies; Beaver, Earl [Practical Sustainability; Bryan, Paul [Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States); Robinson, Sharon [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Watson, Jack [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    2000-01-01

    This report documents the results of four workshops on the technology barriers, research needs, and priorities of the chemical, agricultural, petroleum, and pharmaceutical industries as they relate to separation technologies utilizing adsorbents, crystallization, distillation, extraction, membranes, separative reactors, ion exchange, bioseparations, and dilute solutions.

  2. Separator material for electrochemical cells

    Cieslak, Wendy R.; Storz, Leonard J.

    1991-01-01

    An electrochemical cell characterized as utilizing an aramid fiber as a separator material. The aramid fibers are especially suited for lithium/thionyl chloride battery systems. The battery separator made of aramid fibers possesses superior mechanical strength, chemical resistance, and is flame retardant.

  3. Liquid/Gas Vortex Separator

    Morris, B. G.

    1986-01-01

    Liquid/gas separator vents gas from tank of liquid that contains gas randomly distributed in bubbles. Centrifugal force separates liquid and gas, forcing liquid out of vortex tube through venturi tube. Gas vented through exhaust port. When liquid detected in vent tube, exhaust port closed, and liquid/gas mixture in vent tube drawn back into tank through venturi.

  4. Separating Underdetermined Convolutive Speech Mixtures

    Pedersen, Michael Syskind; Wang, DeLiang; Larsen, Jan;

    2006-01-01

    A limitation in many source separation tasks is that the number of source signals has to be known in advance. Further, in order to achieve good performance, the number of sources cannot exceed the number of sensors. In many real-world applications these limitations are too restrictive. We propose a...... method for underdetermined blind source separation of convolutive mixtures. The proposed framework is applicable for separation of instantaneous as well as convolutive speech mixtures. It is possible to iteratively extract each speech signal from the mixture by combining blind source separation...... techniques with binary time-frequency masking. In the proposed method, the number of source signals is not assumed to be known in advance and the number of sources is not limited to the number of microphones. Our approach needs only two microphones and the separated sounds are maintained as stereo signals....

  5. Magnetic separation in microfluidic systems

    Smistrup, Kristian

    2007-01-01

    This Ph.D. thesis presents theory, modeling, design, fabrication, experiments and results for microfluidic magnetic separators. A model for magnetic bead movement in a microfluidic channel is presented, and the limits of the model are discussed. The effective magnetic field gradient is defined, and...... it is argued that it is a good measure, when comparing the performance of magnetic bead separators. It is described how numeric modelling is used to aid the design of microfluidic magnetic separation systems. An example of a design optimization study is given. A robust fabrication scheme has been...... separation. It is shown conceptually how such a system can be applied for parallel biochemical processing in a microfluidic system. ’Passive’ magnetic separators are presented, where on-chip soft magnetic elements are magnetized by an external magnetic field and create strong magnetic fields and gradients...

  6. Modelo de regressão Weibull para estudar dados de falha de equipamentos de sub-superfície em poços petrolíferos Weibull-regression models to study failure data in oil pumps

    Maria Aldilene Dantas

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta um estudo de confiabilidade em dados relativos ao tempo de vida de poços petrolíferos terrestres da Petrobras, produtores de óleo na Bacia Potiguar (RN/CE. O objetivo do estudo foi, com base em um conjunto de dados sobre ocorrências de falhas, verificar a existência do relacionamento entre o tempo de vida dos poços e algumas de suas características, como método de elevação, nível de produção, BSW (Basic Sediments and Water, razão gás óleo (RGO, unidade operacional de origem, entre outras. Os dados foram obtidos de um estudo retrospectivo de uma amostra com 450 poços-colunas que se encontravam em funcionamento no período de 2000 a 2006, escolhida de forma a representar todos os poços da bacia RN/CE. Foi realizada uma modelagem probabilística dos dados relativos à primeira falha através do ajuste do modelo de regressão Weibull. O modelo se mostrou apropriado para ajustar os dados e foi possível identificar, através do teste da razão de verossimilhança, quais e de que forma algumas características influenciam o tempo até a falha dos poços.This work presents a reliability study conducted among on-shore oil fields in the Potiguar Basin (RN/CE belonging to PETROBRAS, Brazil. The main study objective was to verify the existence of a relationship between oil pump lifetime and some characteristics such as the elevation method, the amount of water produced in the well (BSW, the gas/oil ratio (RGO, the depth of the production pump, the oil field operational unit, among others. The study was based on a retrospective sample of 450 oil columns from all that were functioning between 2000 and 2006. Statistical hypothesis tests under a Weibull regression model fitted to the first failure data allowed the selection of some covariates in the set considered to explain the failure time in the oil pumps.

  7. Estimativa da radiação solar global a partir dos dados de insolação, para Santa Maria - RS Estimation of global radiation from insolation data for Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

    Galileo Adeli Buriol

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Foram determinados os coeficientes a e b da equação de Angströn-Prescott para a estimativa da radiação solar global para Santa Maria, RS. Utilizaram-se os dados diários da intensidade de fluxo de radiação solar global e de insolação (brilho solar registrados na Estação Meteorológica pertencente ao 8° Distrito de Meteorologia, localizada no Campus da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria - UFSM, período 2002-2008. Os dados foram copiados no banco de dados do 8° Distrito de Meteorologia - 8° DISME, em Porto Alegre, e calculados os valores diários de radiação solar global no topo da atmosfera e de insolação máxima possível, considerando a latitude local. Com esses dados, foram determinadas as equações mensais e estacionais de regressão para a estimativa da radiação solar global em função da insolação. Constatou-se que existe alta correlação entre os dados de radiação solar global com aqueles de insolação, sendo, assim, possível estimar a radiação solar global em função da insolação.Coefficients a and b of the Angströn - Prescott equation to estimate global solar radiation for Santa Maria, RS were determined. Daily data of global solar radiation and sunshine, were obtained from the Meteorological Station which belongs to the 8th District of Meteorology, located on the campus of the Federal University of Santa Maria - UFSM, period from 2002 to 2008. The mentioned data were copied from the database of the 8th District of Meteorology - 8th DISME in Porto Alegre. Top of atmosphere radiation and possible maximum sunshine were calculated considering local latitude. With such elements, monthly regression equations were determined for the estimation of solar radiation as a function of insolation. We found a high correlation between insolation and global solar radiation and it's possible to estimate the solar radiation depending on the measured insolation.

  8. Informed source separation: source coding meets source separation

    Ozerov, Alexey; Liutkus, Antoine; Badeau, Roland; Richard, Gaël

    2011-01-01

    We consider the informed source separation (ISS) problem where, given the sources and the mixtures, any kind of side-information can be computed during a so-called encoding stage. This side-information is then used to assist source separation, given the mixtures only, at the so-called decoding stage. State of the art ISS approaches do not really consider ISS as a coding problem and rely on some purely source separation-inspired strategies, leading to performances that can at best reach those ...

  9. Data mining to estimate broiler mortality when exposed to heat wave Mineração de dados e estimativa da mortalidade alta de frangos quando expostos a onda de calor

    Marcos Martinez Vale

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Heat waves usually result in losses of animal production since they are exposed to thermal stress inducing an increase in mortality and consequent economical losses. Animal science and meteorological databases from the last years contain enough data in the poultry production business to allow the modeling of mortality losses due to heat wave incidence. This research analyzes a database of broiler production associated to climatic data, using data mining techniques such as attribute selection and data classification (decision tree to model the impact of heat wave incidence on broiler mortality. The temperature and humidity index (THI was used for screening environmental data. The data mining techniques allowed the development of three comprehensible models for estimating specifically high mortality during broiler production. Two models yielded a classification accuracy of 89.3% by using Principal Component Analysis (PCA and Wrapper feature selection approaches. Both models obtained a class precision of 0.83 for classifying high mortality. When the feature selection was made by the domain experts, the model accuracy reached 85.7%, while the class precision of high mortality was 0.76. Meteorological data and the calculated THI from meteorological stations were helpful to select the range of harmful environmental conditions for broilers 29 and 42 days old. The data mining techniques were useful for building animal production models.As ondas de calor provocam perdas na produção animal pela sua exposição ao estresse por calor aumentando a mortalidade, e consequentemente, perdas econômicas. Bancos de dados zootécnicos e meteorológicos históricos podem conter informações que permitem modelar a mortalidade de frangos devido à incidência de ondas de calor. O objetivo foi analisar bancos de dados de frangos de corte associados a dados meteorológicos utilizando técnicas de mineração de dados, seleção de atributos e classificação (

  10. Diagnostic techniques applied in geostatistics for agricultural data analysis Técnicas de diagnóstico utilizadas em geoestatística para análise de dados agrícolas

    Joelmir André Borssoi

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The structural modeling of spatial dependence, using a geostatistical approach, is an indispensable tool to determine parameters that define this structure, applied on interpolation of values at unsampled points by kriging techniques. However, the estimation of parameters can be greatly affected by the presence of atypical observations in sampled data. The purpose of this study was to use diagnostic techniques in Gaussian spatial linear models in geostatistics to evaluate the sensitivity of maximum likelihood and restrict maximum likelihood estimators to small perturbations in these data. For this purpose, studies with simulated and experimental data were conducted. Results with simulated data showed that the diagnostic techniques were efficient to identify the perturbation in data. The results with real data indicated that atypical values among the sampled data may have a strong influence on thematic maps, thus changing the spatial dependence structure. The application of diagnostic techniques should be part of any geostatistical analysis, to ensure a better quality of the information from thematic maps.A modelagem da estrutura de dependência espacial pela abordagem da geoestatística é de fundamental importância para a definição de parâmetros que definem essa estrutura e que são utilizados na interpolação de valores em locais não amostrados, pela técnica de krigagem. Entretanto, a estimação de parâmetros pode ser muito alterada pela presença de observações atípicas nos dados amostrados. O desenvolvimento deste trabalho teve por objetivo utilizar técnicas de diagnóstico em modelos espaciais lineares gaussianos, empregados em geoestatística, para avaliar a sensibilidade dos estimadores de máxima verossimilhança e máxima verossimilhança restrita a pequenas perturbações nos dados. Foram realizados estudos de dados simulados e experimentais. O estudo com dados simulados mostrou que as técnicas de diagnóstico foram

  11. Programa computacional para aquisição de dados para avaliação de máquinas agrícolas Computer program for data acquisition to evaluate of agricultural machines

    Ricardo F. Garcia

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available A aquisição de dados é um dos principais problemas enfrentados por engenheiros e pesquisadores responsáveis pela realização de testes de máquinas agrícolas, devido à alta complexidade dessas máquinas. Para estabelecer os parâmetros relacionados ao seu desempenho, uma série de variáveis precisam ser monitoradas. Diante disso, o objetivo deste trabalho foi desenvolver um programa de computador para aquisição automática de dados a serem utilizados na avaliação de máquinas agrícolas. O sistema foi implementado utilizando-se o programa de computador LabVIEW versão 6i e equipamentos da "National Instruments". Desenvolveram-se Instrumentos Virtuais (VI para os seguintes tipos de sensores: célula de carga, torquímetro, sensor de rotação tipo sensor indutivo e sensor de velocidade tipo radar. No trabalho realizado implementou-se um sistema de aquisição automática de dados e se desenvolveu o aplicativo AvaliaMA para avaliação de máquinas agrícolas, o qual foi desenvolvido buscando-se a coleta de dados de forma eficiente e se eliminando os erros tradicionais gerados pela coleta de dados convencional, como anotações incorretas em planilhas e perda de dados. Observou-se, durante os ensaios, facilidade de operação do sistema, permitindo rapidez na operação de aquisição de dados, e a capacidade de se combinar o sistema implementado para atender a demandas de diversas pesquisas, podendo ser utilizado em diferentes tipos de máquinas agrícolas.Data acquisition is one of the main problems that engineers and researchers face while testing agricultural machines, due to the high complexity of these machines. To analyze the performance of a machine, several variables need to be measured. The objective of this study was to develop an automatic data acquisition computer program for use in agricultural machine evaluation tests. The system was implemented using the LabVIEW software version 6i. Virtual instruments (VI were

  12. Caracterização espectral de plantios de Eucalyptus utilizando dados Hyperion EO-1 e SRTM / Spectral characterization of Eucalyptus plantation using Hyperion EO-1 and SRTM data

    Vanessa Canavesi

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available ResumoA disponibilidade de dados hiperespectrais trouxe expectativas nos meios acadêmicos e empresariais quanto à potencialidade de sua aplicação no setor florestal. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a aplicação de dados hiperespectrais do sensor Hyperion EO-1 na caracterização espectral de plantios de Eucalyptus spp. e os efeitos da geometria de iluminação nesse processo. Para avaliar a geometria de iluminação foram utilizados dados topográficos provenientes do SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission e as condições de iluminação presentes no momento da aquisição da imagem de satélite, gerando assim um fator de iluminação para a área de estudo. Os dados hiperespectrais foram convertidos para valores de FR de superfície, os quais passaram a constituir os dados fundamentais de todo o trabalho. A área de estudo contemplou os plantios do gênero Eucalyptus spp., pertencentes à empresa Fibria S.A., localizados no município de Capão Bonito (SP. Foram coletados dados de diferentes espécies e em diferentes etapas de desenvolvimento, o que caracteriza diferenças estruturais nos dosséis dos plantios. As componentes principais foram aplicadas nos dados e foram confeccionados gráficos dos fatores referentes às duas primeiras componentes, dos quais foram extraídas informações estruturais sobre os plantios. AbstractThe availability of the hyperspectral data brought expectations in academic and business circles regarding the potential of its application in the forestry sector. The goal of this work was to evaluate the implementation of hyperspectral data of the Hyperion EO-1 sensor in spectral characterization of the Eucalyptus spp. plantations and the effects of illumination geometry in this process. To assess the illumination geometry, topographical data were used from the SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission and illumination conditions present at the time of the acquisition of satellite image, thereby a factor of

  13. Base eletrônica de dados clínicos e cirúrgicos das doenças da retina e vítreo Electronic clinical and surgical database of retina and vitreous diseases

    Luiz Alberto Zago Filho

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS:A proposta deste trabalho é criar base de dados clínicos e cirúrgicos informatizada, usando programa de computador (software, no qual pacientes com 19 doenças selecionadas da retina e vítreo possam ser incluídos. MÉTODOS: Foram selecionados os principais livros-texto da especialidade para que servissem de base estrutural do protocolo. Utilizou-se também artigos retirados de revistas e de bases de dados ligados à rede internacional de computadores (Internet. A informatização dos dados foi realizada através da interface do programa SINPE© (Sistema integrado de protocolos eletrônicos, desenvolvido no Laboratório de Informática e Multimídia do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Clínica Cirúrgica do Setor de Ciências da Saúde da Universidade Federal do Paraná. RESULTADOS: Com a informatização dos dados, criou-se o protocolo mestre, o qual abrange todo o conteúdo em pastas principais, seguido de 19 protocolos específicos originados do mestre e referentes às doenças com dados individualizados de cada uma. O programa, permite coleta de dados de pacientes com suas características clínicas, exames complementares, tratamento realizado e seguimento pós-tratamento. Qualquer fonte de interesse dentro do protocolo pode ser cruzada de acordo com o tipo de estudo desejado. CONCLUSÕES: Os objetivos deste trabalho que eram criar estrutura de informação abrangente e atualizada de doenças vitreorretinianas de interesse, adaptando estes dados a um programa computadorizado (software específico e incorporar este dispositivo no SINPE© foram atingidos.PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to build an automated clinical and surgical database which works with a computer-based program (software, where patients with 19 selected retina and vitreous diseases are included. METHODS: Textbooks from both international and national authors served as a basic structure for the protocol. Specific articles related to each disease, extracted

  14. WASTE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS SEPARATION IN ELECTROSTATIC SEPARATOR

    Branimir Fuk

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Printed circuit boards from electronic waste are very important source of precious metals by recycling. The biggest challenge is liberation and separation of useful components; thin film which contains copper, zinc, tin, lead and precious metals like silver, gold and palladium from non useful components; polymers, ceramics and glass fibbers. The paper presents results for separation of shredded printed circuit boards from TV sets in electrostatic separator. Testing where conducted with material class 2/1 and 1/0.5 mm in laboratory on equipment for mineral processing. Results showed influence from independent variable; separation knife gradient, drum rotation speed and voltage on concentrate quality and recovery (the paper is published in Croatian.

  15. Pseudo-stationary separation materials for highly parallel separations.

    Singh, Anup K.; Palmer, Christopher (University of Montana, Missoula, MT)

    2005-05-01

    Goal of this study was to develop and characterize novel polymeric materials as pseudostationary phases in electrokinetic chromatography. Fundamental studies have characterized the chromatographic selectivity of the materials as a function of chemical structure and molecular conformation. The selectivities of the polymers has been studied extensively, resulting in a large body of fundamental knowledge regarding the performance and selectivity of polymeric pseudostationary phases. Two polymers have also been used for amino acid and peptide separations, and with laser induced fluorescence detection. The polymers performed well for the separation of derivatized amino acids, and provided some significant differences in selectivity relative to a commonly used micellar pseudostationary phase. The polymers did not perform well for peptide separations. The polymers were compatible with laser induced fluorescence detection, indicating that they should also be compatible with chip-based separations.

  16. EFFICIENCY OF METAL SCRAP SEPARATION IN EDDY CURRENT SEPARATOR

    Gordan Bedeković

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Eddy-current separation is most often method used for the recovery of non-ferrous metals (Al, Cu, Zn, Pb from solid wastes and also for separating non-ferrous metals from each other. The feed material comes to rotary drum and magnetic field by belt conveyer. The changing magnetic field induce eddy currents in conductive (metallic particles. Because interaction between this currents and the magnetic field electrodynamic forces will act on conductive particles. Therefore the trajectories of conductive particles will be different from the trajectories of the non-conductive ones. Separation is a result of the combined actions of several forces (electrodynamic, gravitational and frictional. The paper presents results of aluminium recovery from mixture of metallic particles in eddy current separator. Testing were conducted under field condition. Results shows that is possible achieve recovery of 99 % and concentrate quality of 89 % of aluminium (the paper is published in Croatian.

  17. EFFICIENCY OF METAL SCRAP SEPARATION IN EDDY CURRENT SEPARATOR

    Gordan Bedeković; Branko Salopek; Ivan Sobota

    2008-01-01

    Eddy-current separation is most often method used for the recovery of non-ferrous metals (Al, Cu, Zn, Pb) from solid wastes and also for separating non-ferrous metals from each other. The feed material comes to rotary drum and magnetic field by belt conveyer. The changing magnetic field induce eddy currents in conductive (metallic) particles. Because interaction between this currents and the magnetic field electrodynamic forces will act on conductive particles. Therefore the trajectories of c...

  18. Pressure sores among malnourished necropsied adults - preliminary data Escaras de decúbito em adultos necropsiados com subnutrição - dados preliminares

    Daniel Ferreira da Cunha

    2000-06-01

    -Uberaba entre 1986 e 1996 foram inicialmente incluídos, sendo registrados os dados demográficos e diagnósticos principais, além de peso e altura corporais. Foram excluídos os casos (n=96 com edema (insuficiência cardíaca ou hepática, síndrome nefrótica e com úlceras de origem vascular. O indice de massa corporal (IMC = kg/m² foi utilizado para alocação dos casos em subnutridos (IMC ³ 18,5kg/m². RESULTADOS: Exceto pelo peso corporal (42,5; variação: 28-57 vs 60; 36-134,5kg e IMC (16,9; variação: 12,4-18,5 vs 22,7; variação: 18,5-54,kg/m², respectivamente, não houve diferença estatística entre subnutridos (n=43 e não-subnutridos (n=62 em relação à idade (54,9 ± 20,4 vs 52,9 ± 17,9 anos, percentagem de pessoas brancas (74,4 vs 64,5%, do sexo masculino (76,7 vs 69,3% e diagnósticos principais. Escaras de decúbito ocorreram em freqüência similar entre subnutridos (11,6% e não-subnutridos (11,5%. CONCLUSÃO: Escaras de decúbito foram igualmente comuns em adultos necropsiados com ou sem subnutrição energética crônica, conforme estimada pelo índice de massa corporal.

  19. Magnetic separation for soil decontamination

    High gradient magnetic separation (HGMS) is a physical separation process that is used to extract magnetic particles from mixtures. The technology is used on a large scale in the kaolin clay industry to whiten or brighten kaolin clay and increase its value. Because all uranium and plutonium compounds are slightly magnetic, HGMS can be used to separate these contaminants from non-magnetic soils. A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) was signed in 1992 between Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Lockheed Environmental Systems and Technologies Company (LESAT) to develop HGMS for soil decontamination. This paper reports progress and describes the HGMS technology

  20. The superconducting OGMS separator optimization

    Janowski, T.; Kozak, S. (Institute of Electrotechnics, Warszawa (Poland))

    1993-11-01

    The constructional parameters of the electromagnet influence the efficiency of the OGMS (Open Gradient Magnetic Separation) process. An analysis of the relationships between the superconducting magnet dimensions and the efficiency of the separator for the paramagnetic ([chi]=5e[sup [minus]3]) and ferromagnetic (iron) particles with the diameters 20[mu]m and 100[mu]m for different medium velocities is presented In this paper. The mathematical model of particle's trajectory passing through the separator has been used for numerical calculations.

  1. Efficient separations & processing crosscutting program

    NONE

    1996-08-01

    The Efficient Separations and Processing Crosscutting Program (ESP) was created in 1991 to identify, develop, and perfect chemical and physical separations technologies and chemical processes which treat wastes and address environmental problems throughout the DOE complex. The ESP funds several multiyear tasks that address high-priority waste remediation problems involving high-level, low-level, transuranic, hazardous, and mixed (radioactive and hazardous) wastes. The ESP supports applied research and development (R & D) leading to the demonstration or use of these separations technologies by other organizations within the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Environmental Management.

  2. Separation of molybdenum and technetium

    Andersson, J. D.; Gagnon, K.; Wilson, J. S.; Romaniuk, J.; Abrams, D. N.; McQuarrie, S. A.

    2012-12-01

    After the production of 99mTc via the 100Mo(p,2n)99mTc reaction, there is a requirement for separating 99mTc from bulk 100Mo. Although a number of separation methods have been demonstrated, the possibility of using a cartridge-based system is particularly attractive for routine use in a good manufacturing practice (GMP) regulatory environment. This study confirmed that hydrophobic interaction chromatography (HIC) solid phase extraction (SPE) with PEG as stationary phase is an efficient and easily automated method for separating molybdate and pertechnetate, and that PEG degradation in the conditions used does not affect the performance of the resin. In addition, reversed phase SPE using Waters Oasis® HLB shows promise for successful separation of molybdenum and technetium and work continues to extend this technology to readily available commercial SPE cartridges.

  3. Lunar Soil Particle Separator Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Lunar Soil Particle Separator (LSPS) is an innovative method to beneficiate soil prior to in-situ resource utilization (ISRU). The LSPS can improve ISRU oxygen...

  4. Fluorine separation and generation device

    The Regents of the University of California

    2008-12-23

    A process and apparatus for the electrolytic separation of fluorine from a mixture of gases is disclosed. Also described is the process and apparatus for the generation of fluorine from fluorine/fluoride containing solids, liquids or gases.

  5. Certifying nonlocality from separable marginals

    Vértesi, Tamás; Laskowski, Wiesław; Pál, Károly F.

    2014-01-01

    Imagine three parties, Alice, Bob, and Charlie, who share a state of three qubits such that all two-party reduced states A-B, A-C, and B-C are separable. Suppose that they have information only about these marginals but not about the global state. According to recent results, there exists an example for a set of three separable two-party reduced states that is only compatible with an entangled global state. In this paper, we show a stronger result by exhibiting separable two-party reduced states A-B, A-C, and B-C, such that any global state compatible with these marginals is nonlocal. Hence, we obtain that nonlocality of multipartite states can be certified from information only about separable marginals.

  6. Selective Photoinitiated Electrophoretic Separator Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — To address NASA Johnson Space Center needs for gas separation and collection technology for lunar in-situ resource utilization, Physical Optics Corporation (POC)...

  7. Separátor horniny

    Menoušek, Martin

    2012-01-01

    Cílém této diplomové práce je navrhnout separátor horniny, zařízení, které vytřídí jíl od piritu. Základním parametrem separátoru, ze kterého bylo vycházeno při návrhu je hmotnostní dopravní výkon 5 t/h. The aim of this master´s thesis is to design rock separator. It´s the mechanism, which separates clay from pirites. Main parametre which has been used in proposal is transporting kapacity 5 t/h. A

  8. Continuous magnetic separator and process

    Oder, Robin R.; Jamison, Russell E.

    2008-04-22

    A continuous magnetic separator and process for separating a slurry comprising magnetic particles into a clarified stream and a thickened stream. The separator has a container with a slurry inlet, an overflow outlet for the discharge of the clarified slurry stream, and an underflow outlet for the discharge of a thickened slurry stream. Magnetic particles in the slurry are attracted to, and slide down, magnetic rods within the container. The slurry is thus separated into magnetic concentrate and clarified slurry. Flow control means can be used to control the ratio of the rate of magnetic concentrate to the rate of clarified slurry. Feed control means can be used to control the rate of slurry feed to the slurry inlet.

  9. Lunar Soil Particle Separator Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Lunar Soil Particle Separator (LSPS) is an innovative method to beneficiate soil prior to in-situ resource utilization (ISRU). The LSPS improves ISRU oxygen...

  10. Development of Radiochemical Separation Technology

    Lee, Eil Hee; Kim, K. W.; Yang, H. B. (and others)

    2007-06-15

    This project of the second phase was aimed at the development of basic unit technologies for advanced partitioning, and the application tests of pre-developed partitioning technologies for separation of actinides by using a simulated multi-component radioactive waste containing Am, Np, Tc, U and so on. The goals for recovery yield of TRU, and for purity of Tc are high than 99% and about 99%, respectively. The work scopes and contents were as follows. 1). For the development of basic unit technologies for advanced partitioning. 1. Development of technologies for co-removal of TRU and for mutual separation of U and TRU with a reduction-complexation reaction. 2. Development of extraction system for high-acidity co-separation of An(+3) and Ln(+3) and its radiolytic evaluation. 3. Synthesis of extractants for the selective separation of An(+3) and its relevant extraction system development. 4. Development of a hybrid system for the recovery of noble metals and its continuous separation tests. 5. Development of electrolytic system for the decompositions of N-NO3 and N-NH3 compounds to nitrogen gas. 2). For the application test of pre-developed partitioning technologies for the separation of actinide elements in a simulated multi-component solution equivalent to HLW level. 1. Co-separation of Tc, Np and U by a (TBP-TOA)/NDD system. 2. Mutual-separation of Am, Cm and RE elements by a (Zr-DEHPA)/NDD system. All results will be used as the fundamental data for the development of advanced partitioning process in the future.

  11. Acceleration of gravity separation process

    Polasek, P.; Mutl, Silvestr

    Vol. I. Düsseldorf: Institute for Mechanical Process Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Karlsruhe , 2003, s. 481-488. [FILTECH EUROPA 2003 : international conference and exhibition : filtration and separation technology. Düsseldorf (DE), 21.10.2003-23.10.2003] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA103/03/0346 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z2060917 Keywords : clarification * coagulation and flocculation * gravity separation Subject RIV: DJ - Water Pollution ; Quality

  12. Development of Radiochemical Separation Technology

    This project of the second phase was aimed at the development of basic unit technologies for advanced partitioning, and the application tests of pre-developed partitioning technologies for separation of actinides by using a simulated multi-component radioactive waste containing Am, Np, Tc, U and so on. The goals for recovery yield of TRU, and for purity of Tc are high than 99% and about 99%, respectively. The work scopes and contents were as follows. 1). For the development of basic unit technologies for advanced partitioning. 1. Development of technologies for co-removal of TRU and for mutual separation of U and TRU with a reduction-complexation reaction. 2. Development of extraction system for high-acidity co-separation of An(+3) and Ln(+3) and its radiolytic evaluation. 3. Synthesis of extractants for the selective separation of An(+3) and its relevant extraction system development. 4. Development of a hybrid system for the recovery of noble metals and its continuous separation tests. 5. Development of electrolytic system for the decompositions of N-NO3 and N-NH3 compounds to nitrogen gas. 2). For the application test of pre-developed partitioning technologies for the separation of actinide elements in a simulated multi-component solution equivalent to HLW level. 1. Co-separation of Tc, Np and U by a (TBP-TOA)/NDD system. 2. Mutual-separation of Am, Cm and RE elements by a (Zr-DEHPA)/NDD system. All results will be used as the fundamental data for the development of advanced partitioning process in the future

  13. Separators for Lithium Ion Batteries

    G.C.Li; H.P.Zhang; Y.P.Wu

    2007-01-01

    1 Results A separator for rechargeable batteries is a microporous membrane placed between electrodes of opposite polarity, keeping them apart to prevent electrical short circuits and at the same time allowing rapid transport of lithium ions that are needed to complete the circuit during the passage of current in an electrochemical cell, and thus plays a key role in determining the performance of the lithium ion battery. Here provides a comprehensive overview of various types of separators for lithium io...

  14. Superconductors with Mesoscopic Phase Separation

    Coleman, A.J.; Yukalova, E. P.; V. I. Yukalov

    1997-01-01

    A model of superconductivity is proposed taking into account repulsive particle interaction, mesoscopic phase separation and softening of crystalline lattice. These features are typical of many high-temperature superconductors. The main results obtained for the model are: (i) phase separation is possible only if repulsive forces play a significant role; (ii) the critical temperature as a function of the superconducting phase fraction can have non-monotonic behaviour; (iii) superconductivity i...

  15. Fuel-Cell Water Separator

    Burke, Kenneth Alan; Fisher, Caleb; Newman, Paul

    2010-01-01

    The main product of a typical fuel cell is water, and many fuel-cell configurations use the flow of excess gases (i.e., gases not consumed by the reaction) to drive the resultant water out of the cell. This two-phase mixture then exits through an exhaust port where the two fluids must again be separated to prevent the fuel cell from flooding and to facilitate the reutilization of both fluids. The Glenn Research Center (GRC) has designed, built, and tested an innovative fuel-cell water separator that not only removes liquid water from a fuel cell s exhaust ports, but does so with no moving parts or other power-consuming components. Instead it employs the potential and kinetic energies already present in the moving exhaust flow. In addition, the geometry of the separator is explicitly intended to be integrated into a fuel-cell stack, providing a direct mate with the fuel cell s existing flow ports. The separator is also fully scalable, allowing it to accommodate a wide range of water removal requirements. Multiple separators can simply be "stacked" in series or parallel to adapt to the water production/removal rate. GRC s separator accomplishes the task of water removal by coupling a high aspect- ratio flow chamber with a highly hydrophilic, polyethersulfone membrane. The hydrophilic membrane readily absorbs and transports the liquid water away from the mixture while simultaneously resisting gas penetration. The expansive flow path maximizes the interaction of the water particles with the membrane while minimizing the overall gas flow restriction. In essence, each fluid takes its corresponding path of least resistance, and the two fluids are effectively separated. The GRC fuel-cell water separator has a broad range of applications, including commercial hydrogen-air fuel cells currently being considered for power generation in automobiles.

  16. Magnetic separation in microfluidic systems

    Smistrup, Kristian; Hansen, Mikkel Fougt; Bruus, Henrik; Tang, Peter Torben; Kruhne, Ulrich Willi Walter

    2007-01-01

    This Ph.D. thesis presents theory, modeling, design, fabrication, experiments and results for microfluidic magnetic separators. A model for magnetic bead movement in a microfluidic channel is presented, and the limits of the model are discussed. The effective magnetic field gradient is defined, and it is argued that it is a good measure, when comparing the performance of magnetic bead separators. It is described how numeric modelling is used to aid the design of microfluidic magnetic separati...

  17. A novel separator inlet design

    Nilsen, P.J. [ABB Corporate Research (Norway); Haugen, K. [ABB Offshore Systems (Norway); Lingelem, M.; Strand, B. [Norsk Hydro (Norway); Sandberg, R. [Det Norske Veritas (Norway)

    1999-07-01

    The Troll Pilot subsea separation system, comprising an oil-water separator and a water injection system, will be installed as a part of the Troll Olje Gas Province (TOGP) development in 1999. The Troll field is located in the North Sea approximately 70 km northwest of Bergen, Norway, and Norsk Hydro is the operator of TOGP. ABB Offshore Technology was awarded the Troll Pilot contract in 1997. The Troll Pilot will basically be a free water knock-out unit, and the wellstream treatment process will consist simply of a liquid-liquid separator. Due to the remote and inaccessible location of the Troll Pilot on 340 m water depth, and due to the difficulties associated with doing retrofits or modifications to the plant once installed, the process and separator design has been designed with care to avoid operational difficulties. As a part of the Troll Pilot process design, Norsk Hydro and ABB have jointly run a program to qualify a new separator inlet design for the Troll Pilot, the semi-cyclone (Norsk Hydro patent pending). The aim of this program was to develop an inlet device which secured a good oil and water quality, allowed for an overall simple separator design and gave as good control of sand deposition as possible. The new inlet has been subject to thorough testing both to ensure process and mechanical integrity, and has been found to compare very favourably with another widely used inlet design. (author)

  18. Gas/water separator and gas/water separating device

    The present invention provides a device for efficiently separating a gas/liquid two phase flow of coolants from a reactor core of a BWR type reactor to water and steams. Namely, a stand pipe passes the gas/liquid two phase flow from the reactor core. A rotatable cylinder is situated above the stand pipe to conduct gas/water separation of the gas/liquid two phase flow. An outer cylinder is situated to the outer side of the rotatable cylinder. In the above-mentioned gas/water separation state, the diameter of the stand pipe on the side of the exist of the gas/liquid two phase flow is made smaller than that at the side of the entrance. With such a constitution, the gas/liquid two phase flow undergoes a rotational effect by passing through the diameter-restricted pipe channel. A liquid having a higher density forms a liquid membrane at the periphery of the inner wall of the pipe. As a result, the gas and the liquid are separated. Specifically, the diameter at the exit is determined to about 1/2 of the diameter at the entrance. Then, the gas/liquid two phase flow forms a steep rate distribution in the axial direction of the pipe to enhance the gas/water separation effect. (I.S.)

  19. Árvore de decisão aplicada em dados de incubação de matrizes de postura Hy-Line W36 Decision tree applied to hatchery databases of Hy-Line W-36

    Marcelo Gomes Ferreira Lima

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Incubatório de ovos é um setor de grande importância na Avicultura de postura. Com a redução dos custos dos equipamentos de informática cresce o armazenamento de dados para gerenciamento do processo produtivo. A Mineração de Dados surge como uma técnica para identificar conhecimentos novos e úteis nos bancos de dados. Objetivou-se, neste trabalho, explorar a técnica Arvore de Decisão em banco de dados de incubatórios de matrizes de postura, visando a elaboração de padrões de incubação. Foram disponibilizados, pela empresa Hy-Line do Brasil Ltda, dados de incubação entre os anos de 2002 e 2006 da linhagem Hy-Line W-36. Dois experimentos foram realizados. Em um deles, valores acima dos estabelecidos pela empresa como desejado para o índice "fêmeas nascidas vendáveis" foram identificados como relevantes para a geração das regras. No outro, valores abaixo dos estabelecidos pela empresa foram identificados como relevantes para a geração das regras. Foi utilizado o algoritmo Entropia C 4.5 e o software SAS-Enterprise Miner como ferramenta de análise . Como conclusão deste estudo, foi possível observar que com a técnica estudada, os dados utilizados no gerenciamento de produção são suficientes para identificar conhecimentos novos, úteis e aplicáveis a fim de melhorar a produtividade das empresas incubadoras, atendendo à demanda com diminuição do desperdício.Hatchery is a very important sector in egg production. As computers become cheaper, there is an increase in data storage for the production management process. Data Mining has appeared as a technique to identify new and useful knowledge in databases. The objective of this work was to explore the Decision Tree technique in hatchery databases to identify the best standards of the incubation process. The data set used in this research was supplied by Hy-Line do Brasil Ltda., corresponding to the incubation period of 2002-2006, from the strain Hy-line W-36. Two

  20. Mapeamento de áreas aluvionares no semiárido brasileiro por meio de dados colaterais e imagens orbitais Mapping alluvial areas in semi-arid region of Brazil through collateral data and satellite images

    Helio L. Lopes

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available A região semiárida do Brasil possui grande potencial para armazenamento de água em áreas aluvionares, podendo potencializar a pequena agricultura. Verifica-se a necessidade de uma metodologia para mapeamento dessas áreas, com o objetivo de futuros estudos in loco para implantação de barragens subterrâneas e manejo correto dos solos aluvionares. Neste sentido, objetivou-se a aplicação de imagens Landsat- Mapeador Temático 5 em conjunto com dados colaterais, como a rede de drenagem, mapa de classes de solo e mapa de relevo para auxiliar na classificação de terraços aluviais. Teve-se, como área de estudo, a bacia do Rio Pajeú, no sertão do estado de Pernambuco. Buscou-se também, por meio de dados SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, a avaliação topográfica das áreas classificadas. Verifica-se que a utilização única de dados orbitais traz classificação incongruente mas com a inserção de dados colaterais é possível obter melhores resultados na classificação. A rede de drenagem é fundamental no mascaramento de classificações espúrias. Quando procede à análise topográfica por meio de dados do SRTM das áreas classificadas como terraços aluvionares, observa-se a inconsistência desses dados.The semi-arid region of Brazil has great potential for storing water in alluvial areas, and may give support to small-scale family farming. There is a need to establish a methodology for mapping these areas with the objective of future studies to implement underground dams and suitable management of the soils that occur on alluvial terraces. In this way, the aim of this study was to apply Landsat-Thematic Mapper images together with collateral data such as the drainage network, map of soil classes and elevation data to assist in the classification of alluvial terraces. The study area was Pajeú River basin located in the 'Caatinga' ecosystem of the Pernambuco state. Topographic assessment of the alluvial areas was done by

  1. Multivariate analysis of stable isotope data in the traceability process for birds=Análise multivariada em dados de isótopos estáveis no processo de rastreabilidade em aves

    Maria Márcia Pereira Sartori

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Isotope analysis has proved to be an extremely important tool in the traceability process; however, statistical analyses of the results show discrepancies, as the data depend on and originate from several chemical elements such as carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and sulfur (CHONS. In order to establish the proper analysis of traceability data for birds using the stable isotope technique and evaluate the need for a combined analysis of the variables, data for carbon-13 and nitrogen-15 were used from eggs (albumen + yolk of laying hens and the pectoral muscle of broilers, which were subjected to univariate statistical analysis (ANOVA and complemented with Tukey’s test and multivariate statistical analysis (MANOVA and Discriminant Analysis. The data were analyzed using Minitab 16 software, and the results, corroborated in the theory, confirm the need for multivariate analysis, showing also that discriminant analysis clarifies questions from the results of the other analysis methods compared in this study.A análise isotópica tem se mostrado uma ferramenta de suma importância ao processo de rastreabilidade, no entanto, existem divergências nas análises estatísticas dos resultados, uma vez que os dados são dependentes e advindos de vários elementos químicos tais como Carbono, Hidrogênio, Oxigênio, Nitrogênio e Enxofre (CHON’S. Com o intuito de estabelecer a análise propícia para os dados de rastreabilidade em aves pela técnica de isótopos estáveis e avaliar a necessidade da análise conjunta das variáveis, foram usados dados de carbono-13 e de nitrogênio-15 de ovos (albúmen + gema de poedeiras e músculo peitoral de frangos de corte, os quais foram submetidos à análise estatística univariada (Anova e complementada pelo teste de Tukey e multivariada (Manova e Discriminante. Os dados foram analisados no software Minitab 16, e os resultados, consolidados na teoria, confirmam a necessidade de análise multivariada, mostrando

  2. Estratégias de Interpretação Gráfica de uma Professora Polivalente ao Manipular Dados no Ambiente Computacional Primary School Teacher´ Strategies on Graphic Interpretation in Computational Environment

    Sandra da Silva Santos

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo refere-se à análise das estratégias de manipulação de dados por uma professora das séries iniciais do Ensino Fundamental, sobre a formação de conceitos elementares de estatística. A formação ocorreu em oficinas realizadas numa escola pública e também em encontros individuais, tendo como tema a manipulação e representação de dados no ambiente computacional. Neste artigo nos deteremos à análise da resolução adotada pela professora em uma questão pontual. Os resultados dessa análise indicam que a professora em questão apresentava uma preferência para ler os gráficos como se fossem tabelas simplificadas (tabelas de freqüência, evitando assim a representação icônica. Embora tabelas de freqüência, muitas vezes, proporcionem um meio eficaz para análise dos dados, há momentos em que só as tabelas não são suficientes, fazendo-se necessário o uso da representação gráfica. Essa rejeição pelo modo gráfico revela também a pouca familiaridade da professora com a tecnologia que tinha em mãos. Palavras-chave: Manipulação de Dados. Formação de Professor. Informática Educativa. Ensino Fundamental. Formação de Conceitos.The present paper refers to the analyses of one primary school teacher’s manipulation of graphics dealing with basic Statistics concepts. The teacher’s formation occurred during workshops as well as individual meetings carried out at the school where this teacher works. The main themes were graphic manipulation and representation of data inside a computational environment. For the purpose of this paper, we will present an analysis of the teacher’s strategies to solve a ‘pontual question’. The results indicate that the teacher preferred to read graphics as if they were simplified tables, avoiding the iconic representation. Although frequency tables are often an efficient way to analyze data, there are moments in which tables alone are not sufficient, and a graphic

  3. Curso clínico y pronóstico a un año de una cohorte de prematuros dados de alta con oxígeno domiciliario en bogotá, colombia

    Charpak, Nathalie; Ruiz, Juan Gabriel; Motta, Sylvia

    2012-01-01

    Objetivo Documentar el curso clínico y pronóstico de una cohorte de niños prematuros dados de alta con oxígeno domiciliario en Bogotá, Colombia. Método Cohorte prospectiva de 194 prematuros  de 34 o menos semanas de edad gestacional (EG) al nacer, egresados de 12 unidades neonatales con oxígeno suplementario, seguidos hasta la edad corregida de 12 meses para determinar supervivencia, crecimiento, desarrollo y morbilidad. Resultados 49 niños (25,3 %) tenían una oxigenodependencia leve y 145 ...

  4. Efeito da conexidade de dados sobre a acurácia dos testes de progênie e performance Data connectedness effect on the accuracy of progeny and performance tests

    Antonio Policarpo Souza Carneiro

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Dados simulados foram utilizados para verificar o efeito da conexidade sobre a acurácia dos testes de progênie e performance. O genoma simulado foi constituído de uma característica quantitativa governada por 500 locos. Simulou-se o efeito de rebanho (9 rebanhos significativo a 5% de probabilidade pelo teste F. Foram simulados arranjos de dados com 0, 15, 30, 60, 90 e 100% de conexidade para herdabilidades 0,10; 0,30; e 0,60 e para diferentes tamanhos de progênie (9, 54 e 90 progênies/reprodutor. A cada geração foram selecionados nove machos e o número de fêmeas selecionadas variou de acordo com o número de progênies considerado em cada arranjo de dados. A seleção foi efetuada em dez gerações, sendo este processo repetido por 30 vezes. O uso de dados com baixa conexidade reduziu a acurácia dos testes considerados, e a maior importância da conexidade ocorreu para baixa herdabilidade e reduzido tamanho da progênie. Apesar de ter sido observado efeito da conexidade, a herdabilidade e o tamanho da progênie tiveram maior influência na avaliação genética.Simulated data were used to verify the effect of the connectedness on the accuracy of progeny and performance tests. The simulated genome was formed from a quantitative trait governed by 500 loci. Significance herd effect (9 herds by 5% probability F test was simulated. Data sets with 0, 15, 30, 60, 90 and 100% of connectedness for heritabilities 0.10, 0.30 and 0.60 and for different progeny sizes (9, 54 and 90 progenies/sire were simulated. In each generation nine males were selected and the number of selected females shifted according to the number of progenies considering in each data arrange. The selection was accomplished in ten generations, where the process was repeated 30 times. Data with smaller connectedness reduced the accuracy of both tests and the connectedness was more important for small heritability and small progeny size. The heritability and the progeny size

  5. Banco de dados relacional para cadastro, avaliação e manejo da arborização em vias públicas Relational database for inventory system evaluation and management of urban street trees

    Demóstenes Ferreira da Silva Filho; Patrícia Unger César Pizetta; João Batista Salmito Alves de Almeida; Kathia Fernandes Lopes Pivetta; Antônio Sérgio Ferraudo

    2002-01-01

    A arborização urbana em calçadas é fundamental para manutenção da qualidade de vida, proporcionando conforto aos habitantes das cidades. Contudo, existem problemas causados principalmente pela falta de planejamento na implantação e no manejo da arborização. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi a criação de um banco de dados relacional para auxiliar no cadastro informatizado, na avaliação e no manejo da arborização de vias públicas. Apresenta resultados sobre a valoração de indivíduos cadastrad...

  6. A aplicação do LibQual aos utilizadores das bibliotecas dos Serviços de Documentação da Universidade do Minho : dados de 2013

    Universidade do Minho. Serviços de Documentação

    2013-01-01

    No período de 18 a 29 de novembro de 2013, os Serviços de Documentação da Universidade do Minho realizaram um inquérito por questionário aos utilizadores das suas bibliotecas: Biblioteca Geral da Universidade do Minho (U.M.) em Gualtar (BGUM), Biblioteca da U.M. em Guimarães (BPG), Biblioteca do Edifício dos Congregados (BEC) e Biblioteca da Escola de Ciências da Saúde (BECS). Dado que se pretendia avaliar a satisfação dos utilizadores das bibliotecas da Universidade do Minho, o questionário ...

  7. A aplicação do LibQual aos utilizadores das bibliotecas dos Serviços de Documentação da Universidade do Minho: dados de 2014

    Universidade do Minho. Serviços de Documentação

    2014-01-01

    No período de 19 a 31 de maio de 2014, os Serviços de Documentação da Universidade do Minho realizaram um inquérito por questionário aos utilizadores das suas bibliotecas: Biblioteca Geral da Universidade do Minho (U.M.) em Gualtar (BGUM), Biblioteca da U.M. em Guimarães (BPG), Biblioteca do Edifício dos Congregados (BEC), Biblioteca da Escola de Ciências da Saúde (BECS) e Biblioteca Nuno Portas (BNP). Dado que se pretendia avaliar a satisfação dos utilizadores das bibliotecas da Universidade...

  8. A aplicação do LibQual aos utilizadores das bibliotecas dos Serviços de Documentação da Universidade do Minho: dados de 2015

    Universidade do Minho. Serviços de Documentação

    2015-01-01

    No período de 16 a 30 de novembro de 2015, os Serviços de Documentação da Universidade do Minho realizaram um inquérito por questionário aos utilizadores das suas bibliotecas: Biblioteca Geral da Universidade do Minho (U.M.) em Gualtar (BGUM), Biblioteca da U.M. em Guimarães (BPG), Biblioteca da Escola de Ciências da Saúde (BECS) e Biblioteca Nuno Portas (BNP). Dado que se pretendia avaliar a satisfação dos utilizadores das bibliotecas da Universidade do Minho, o questionário aplicado foi o L...

  9. A aplicação do LibQual aos utilizadores das bibliotecas dos Serviços de Documentação da Universidade do Minho: dados de 2016

    Universidade do Minho. Serviços de Documentação

    2016-01-01

    No período de 18 a 22 de abril de 2016, os Serviços de Documentação da Universidade do Minho realizaram um inquérito por questionário aos utilizadores das suas bibliotecas: Biblioteca Geral da Universidade do Minho (U.M.) em Gualtar (BGUM), Biblioteca da U.M. em Guimarães (BPG), Biblioteca da Escola de Ciências da Saúde (BECS), Biblioteca Nuno Portas (BNP) e Biblioteca de Direito (BD). Dado que se pretendia avaliar a satisfação dos utilizadores das bibliotecas da U.M., o questionário aplicado...

  10. Modelação de processos de rotura sísmica através de dados de observação da deformação superficial

    Santos, Rúben José Chaves Miguel dos

    2013-01-01

    Nesta dissertação foi desenvolvida uma metodologia baseada no cruzamento de diferentes técnicas e de dados geodésicos e sísmicos, para estudar o processo de rotura de sismos. A metodologia consiste, numa primeira fase, em determinar o campo de deslocamento cossísmico produzido por um evento, através da técnica InSAR. Numa fase seguinte o modelo de deslocamentos cossísmicos é determinado através das equações de Okada utilizando o modelo de distribuição de deslizamentos obtido pe...

  11. Planeamento de estratégias de salvaguarda e reposição de dados/informação baseado em algoritmo de optimização de requisitos multidimensionais

    Fernandes, Luis Miguel Ferreira

    2013-01-01

    Estudos recentes publicados em revistas da especialidade demonstraram que 50% de todas as companhias que sofreram acidentes graves e que não recuperaram no espaço de 10 dias úteis, nunca recuperaram financeiramente, e 93% das empresas sem um plano de Continuidade de Negócio e Recuperação de Desastres (Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity), ficam fora do negócio no espaço de 5 anos após um desastre (perda relevante de dados) grave. É, portanto, natural que a Continuidade de Negócio seja um...

  12. The combined use of reflectance, emissivity and elevation Aster/Terra data for tropical soil studies Uso combinado de dados de reflectância, emissividade e elevação do Aster/Terra para estudo de solos tropicais

    Fábio Marcelo Breunig

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Reflectance, emissivity and elevation data of the sensor ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer/Terra were used to characterize soil composition variations according to the toposequence position. Normalized data of SWIR (shortwave infrared reflectance and TIR (thermal infrared emissivity, coupled to a soil-fraction image from a spectral mixture model, were evaluated to separate bare soils from nonphotosynthetic vegetation. Regression relationships of some soil properties with reflectance and emissivity data were then applied on the exposed soil pixels. The resulting estimated values were plotted on the ASTER-derived digital elevation model. Results showed that the SWIR bands 5 and 6 and the TIR bands 10 and 14 measured the clay mineral absorption band and the quartz emissivity feature, respectively. These bands improved also the discrimination between nonphotosynthetic vegetation and soils. Despite the differences in pixel size and field sampling size, some soil properties were correlated with reflectance (R² of 0.65 for Al2O3 in band 6; 0.61 for Fe2O3 in band 3 and emissivity (R² of 0.65 for total sand fraction in the 10/14 band ratio. The combined use of reflectance, emissivity and elevation data revealed variations in soil composition with topography in specific parts of the landscape. From higher to lower slope positions, a general decrease in Al2O3 and increase in total sand fraction was observed, due to the prevalence of Rhodic Acrustox at the top and its gradual transition to Typic Acrustox at the bottom.Dados de reflectância, emissividade e elevação do sensor ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer/Terra foram usados para caracterizar variações na composição dos solos com a posição em topossequências. Dados normalizados de reflectância do SWIR (shortwave infrared e de emissividade do TIR (thermal infrared, integrados com a imagem fração-solo de um modelo de

  13. Isotope separation by chemical exchange

    Nitrogen-15 and oxygen-18 enrichment by chemical exchange in the (NO/NO2) - (H2O/HNO3) system, using a laboratory-scale experimental plant and a cascade for production of two isotopes, is presented. The results obtained from the laboratory-scale plant indicate that optimal flow rate for 15N separation is 1.55 - 1.86 ml/cm2 · min at 8 - 10 M/l nitric acid and 63.4 mg at. oxygen/cm2 · min for 18O separation at 5.8 M/l nitric acid. The height equivalent to a theoretical plate (HETP) of 4.11 - 4.56 cm is in good agreement with other published data for 15N separation using exchange column with Helipak packing. The HETP of 7.74 - 10.58 cm for 18O separation is greater by 20 - 30 % than those presented by Saxena and Taylor for 'Helipak' column packing, but in good agreement with the HRTP published by Borisov et al. on 'Levina' column packing. The HETP obtained for 15N separation by the production plant is in the range 11.5 - 13.8 cm at a flow rate of 2.2 ml HNO3(10M/l)/cm2 · min for the first column and 4.4 - 4.7 cm at a flow rate of 1.66 ml HNO3(10M/l)/cm2 · min for the second column. The optimal flow rate for 18O separation by the production plant is about 63 mg at. oxygen/cm2 · min (1.01 ml HNO3/cm2 · min). Enrichment of 13C and 18O by chemical exchange of carbon dioxide with its monoethanolamine carbamate in methanol and di-n-butylamine carbamate in triethylamine has also been studied, and optimum operating conditions for the separation of 13C in a packed column was determined. The HETP obtained for the 13C in a packed column was determined. The HETP obtained for the 13C separation column is 3.62 - 8.26 cm at a flow rate of 1.1 - 4.0 mmol carbamate/cm2 · min using the same column packing as for 15N and 18O separation, that is, stainless steel triangular wire springs (2.3 x 2.3 x 0.2 mm). (author)

  14. Membrane manufacture for peptide separations

    Kim, DooLi

    2016-06-07

    Nanostructured polymeric membranes are key tools in biomedical applications such as hemodialysis, protein separations, in the food industry, and drinking water supply from seawater. Despite of the success in different separation processes, membrane manufacture itself is at risk, since the most used solvents are about to be banned in many countries due to environmental and health issues. We propose for the first time the preparation of polyethersulfone membranes based on dissolution in the ionic liquid 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium dimethylphosphate ([EMIM]DEP). We obtained a series of membranes tailored for separation of solutes with molecular weight of 30, 5, 1.3, and 1.25 kg mol-1 with respective water permeances of 140, 65, 30 and 20 Lm-2h-1bar-1. We demonstrate their superior efficiency in the separation of complex mixtures of peptides with molecular weights in the range of 800 to 3500 gmol-1. Furthermore, the thermodynamics and kinetics of phase separation leading to the pore formation in the membranes were investigated. The rheology of the solutions and the morphology of the prepared membranes were examed and compared to those of polyethersulfone in organic solvents currently used for membrane manufacture.

  15. Evaluating oil/water separators

    Four commercially available oil/water separators were tested at an oil refinery test facility. The separators were the Alfa-Laval OFPX 413 disk-stack centrifuge, the Conoco Vortoil hydrocyclone system, International Separation Technology's Intr-Septor 250, and a modified Flo Trend gravity separator. Each machine was tested against mixtures of salt water and crude oil, and mixtures of salt water and a water-in-oil emulsion. The impact on separator performance from simulated sea motion, and from the addition of emulsion breakers and debris to the influent, were also evaluated. The test equipment, instrumentation, analysis facilities, test plans, and procedures to conduct the tests are described, but test results are not reported. Recommendations for improved test procedures are included. The inability to accurately monitor flow rates was found to have the greatest negative impact on test performance and results. Aspects of the test program that worked well included the use of flexible and semi-rigid hoses for customizing the test setups, the use of modular and leased tanks, and the sea motion simulator swing table design. 3 refs., 2 tabs

  16. Molten carbonate fuel cell separator

    Nickols, Richard C.

    1986-09-02

    In a stacked array of molten carbonate fuel cells, a fuel cell separator is positioned between adjacent fuel cells to provide isolation as well as a conductive path therebetween. The center portion of the fuel cell separator includes a generally rectangular, flat, electrical conductor. Around the periphery of the flat portion of the separator are positioned a plurality of elongated resilient flanges which form a gas-tight seal around the edges of the fuel cell. With one elongated flange resiliently engaging a respective edge of the center portion of the separator, the sealing flanges, which are preferably comprised of a noncorrosive material such as an alloy of yttrium, iron, aluminum or chromium, form a tight-fitting wet seal for confining the corrosive elements of the fuel cell therein. This arrangement permits a good conductive material which may be highly subject to corrosion and dissolution to be used in combination with a corrosion-resistant material in the fuel cell separator of a molten carbonate fuel cell for improved fuel cell conductivity and a gas-tight wet seal.

  17. Lithium isotopic separation: preliminary studies

    In order to get the separation of natural isotopes of lithium by electrolytic amalgamation, an electrolytic cell with a confined mercury cathode was used to obtain data for the design of a separation stage. The initial work was followed by the design of a moving mercury cathode electrolytic cell and three experiments with six batches stages were performed for the determination of the elementary separation factor. The value obtained, 1.053, was ill agreement: with the specialized literature. It was verified in all experiments that the lithium - 6 isotope concentrated in the amalgam phase and that the lithium - 7 isotope concentrated in the aqueous phase. A stainless-steel cathode for the decomposition of the lithium amalgam and the selective desamalgamation were also studied. In view of the results obtained, a five stages continuous scheme was proposed. (author)

  18. Uranium and molybdenum solvent separation

    Process for separating uranium and molybdenum contained in an aqueous liquor from the sulphuric acid digestion of a uranium-molybdenum ore by bringing it into contact with at least one amine belonging to the group formed by the tertiary and secondary amines, in an organic solution, in a molar ratio (amine) /(Mo) in the 0.1 to 0.8 bracket. The molybdenum charged organic phase obtained, separated from the aqueous phase low in molybdenum and high in uranium, is brought into contact with an aqueous solution containing hydroxides and/or alkaline carbonates and ammonium to form a molybdate concentrated aqueous solution, and the molybdate-rich aqueous solution is separated from the regenerated aminated organic solution

  19. Microcellular foams via phase separation

    A study of wide variety of processes for making plastic foams shows that phase separation processes for polymers from solutions offers the most viable methods for obtaining rigid plastic foams which met the physical requirements for fusion target designs. Four general phase separation methods have been shown to give polymer foams with densities less than 0.1 g/cm3 and cell sizes of 30μm or less. These methods involve the utilization of non-solvent, chemical or thermal cooling processes to achieve a controlled phase separation wherein either two distinct phases are obtained where the polymer phase is a continuous phase or two bicontinuous phases are obtained where both the polymer and solvent are interpenetrating, continuous, labyrinthine phases. Subsequent removal of the solvent gives the final foam structure

  20. Symphysis pubis separation during childbirth.

    Senechal, P K

    1994-01-01

    A severe case of separation of the symphysis pubis during labor and delivery is reported, which included severe pain and unusual complications of urinary outflow incontinence and fecal incontinence that gradually resolved with conservative treatment. The incidence of symphysis pubis separation is reported to be between 1:600 and 1:3400 obstetric patients. Treatment should generally be conservative and symptomatic. Prognosis for recovery is excellent. Recurrent separation of the symphysis pubis could occur during subsequent deliveries but generally is no worse than the first occurrence. This case report illustrates the unusual complications that can occur with severe diastasis of the symphysis pubis during pregnancy. Family physicians, obstetricians, and orthopedic surgeons could encounter this complication of childbirth in their own practices. Although the symptoms are dramatically severe in presentation, a conservative management approach is effective. PMID:8184705

  1. Rare Earth Separation in China

    2006-01-01

    During the last decade, China rare earth (RE) industry has made significant progress and become one of the most important producers in the world. In this paper, the recent developments in both fundamental research and industrial application are briefly reviewed: (1) the development and application of Theory of Countercurrent Extraction, (2) the novel solvent extraction process and its application in industry for separating heavy rare earth elements (Tm, Yb, Lu), yttrium (Y), and scandium (Sc), (3) the on-line analysis and automatic control of countercurrent extraction, (4) the eco-friendly process for RE/Th separation of bastnasite in Sichuan Province and electrochemical process for Eu/RE separation, and (5) the optimized flowcharts for typical rare earth minerals in China.

  2. Method for separation of isotopes

    The initial material UCl6 flows through the separation facility in vaporous form, the mixture of isotopes being selectively excited by means of lasers. Separation of the excited molecules is done chemically or physically. The non-excited molecules get to an isotope balancing section, where the chlorine gas is supplied in natural composition with a quantitative ratio of 76 : 24 for 35Cl : 37Cl, and the UCl6 is restored to its original composition. This cycle is repeated for enrichment of 235U or 238U. (DG)

  3. Electro-expulsive separation system

    Haslim, Leonard A. (Inventor); Lee, Robert D. (Inventor)

    1987-01-01

    An electro-expulsive system has one or more overlapped conductors, each comprising a flexible ribbon conductor, which is folded back on itself. The conductors are embedded in an elastomeric material. Large current pulses are fed to the conductors from power storage units. As a result of the antiparallel currents, the opposed segments of a conductor are forcefully separated and the elastomeric material is distended. Voids in the elastomer aid the separation of the conductor segments. The distention is almost instantaneous when a current pulse reaches the conductor and the distention tends to remove any solid body on the surface of the elastomeric material.

  4. Neurointerventional participation in craniopagus separation.

    Alokaili, Riyadh Nasser; Ahmed, Muhammad Ejaz; Al Feryan, Ahmed; Goodrich, James T; Aloraidi, Ahmed

    2015-08-01

    Craniopagus-type conjoined twins (joined at the head) are exceedingly rare. Separation of craniopagus conjoined twins is a challenging task mainly owing to complex vascular anatomy and limited experience with this disorder. Modern neuroimaging techniques including digital subtraction angiography can be used to preoperatively assess the cerebral vascular system. These techniques can also provide the raw data to fabricate three-dimensional true-scale models. We report a case in which endovascular techniques have been used in the separation of craniopagus conjoined twins. To our knowledge there are no reports of successful incorporation of neurointerventional methods in the disconnection of shared venous channels. PMID:26063696

  5. Linear Separability in Spatial Databases

    Gutiérrez, Gilberto; Pérez-Lantero, Pablo; Torres, Claudio

    2016-01-01

    Given two point sets $R$ and $B$ in the plane, with cardinalities $m$ and $n$, respectively, and each set stored in a separate R-tree, we present an algorithm to decide whether $R$ and $B$ are linearly separable. Our algorithm exploits the structure of the R-trees, loading into the main memory only relevant data, and runs in $O(m\\log m + n\\log n)$ time in the worst case. As experimental results, we implement the proposed algorithm and executed it on several real and synthetic point sets, show...

  6. Proposta de roteiro para coleta de dados visando diagnóstico da drenagem urbana em planos diretores municipais / Protocol proposal for data collection seeking the urban drainage diagnostic in municipal urban plans

    Rodrigo Braga Moruzzi

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available ResumoO Plano Diretor (PD é o instrumento básico da política de desenvolvimento urbano e obrigatório, por força da Constituição Federal e do Estatuto da Cidade (Lei Federal 10.257/2001, para as cidades com mais de vinte mil habitantes. A maioria das cidades brasileiras sofrem com problemas associados a equívocos no trato da questão da drenagem urbana e, nesse sentido, a drenagem urbana é um tema indispensável que deve constar nos PD(s municipais. Para tal, o diagnóstico dos problemas associados à drenagem é imprescindível na identificação da causa e na proposta de soluções. Assim, procurou-se, neste artigo, uma proposta de roteiro para coleta de dados visando diagnóstico da drenagem urbana em PD. Para tal, adotou-se como eixo norteador as disposições constantes na Resolução CONAMA 369/2006 e outros instrumentos por esta utilizados. O roteiro possibilitou sistematizar e homogeneizar a coleta de dados e surge como uma alternativa para a rotina de coleta de informações e registro dos impactos em áreas urbanas, auxiliando no levantamento dos problemas e na proposição de diretrizes para o sistema de drenagem urbana. A aplicação foi limitada ao estudo de caso, entretanto os atributos foram norteados pelas recomendações de instrumentos legais e, assim, acredita-se na potencialidade de extrapolação da proposta. No entanto, recomenda-se o contínuo aperfeiçoamento do processo de levantamento dos dados e na incorporação de ferramentas de banco de dados e georeferenciamento para dinamizar o processo de atualização dos dados. Além disso, acredita-se que a proposta possa evoluir para uma análise baseada na classificação de riscos.AbstractThe Urban Plan is a basic tool for urban development policy and it is required from cities with more than 20,000 inhabitants, according to the Brazilian Federal Constitution and to the Federal Law 10.257/2001. The majority of Brazilian cities have problems that are associated with

  7. A confiabilidade dos dados nos formulários de Autorização de Internação Hospitalar (AIH, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Reliability of data from Authorization Forms for Hospital Admittance, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Claudia Maria T. Veras

    1994-09-01

    Full Text Available Apresenta-se neste artigo um estudo sobre a qualidade das informações contidas no banco constituído por dados dos formulários de Autorização Hospitalar (AIH. O formulário AIH é um documento do Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS preenchido pelos hospitais para reembolso da assistência prestada aos pacientes financiados com recursos públicos. O banco gerado por dados dos formulários AIH representa a maior fonte de informação do país sobre a produção hospitalar. Neste trabalho analisou-se uma amostra de formulários AIH preenchidos pelos hospitais privados contratados da cidade do Rio de Janeiro em 1986. O desenho do estudo baseou-se na confiabilidade entre entrevistadores e na análise de concordância utilizou-se o teste Kappa. A concordância entre os dados anotados nos formulários AIH pelos funcionários administrativos dos hospitais e as informações contidas nos prontuários médicos foi medida para variáveis demográficas, administrativas e clínicas. De forma geral, as duas primeiras classes de variáveis apresentaram melhor confiabilidade do que a terceira. A confiabilidade do diagnóstico principal foi pior do que a confiabilidade do procedimento realizado, apesar desta última ser a unidade de pagamento do mecanismo de reembolso adotado pelo SUS. Entretanto, nos casos de discordância, observou-se uma maior chance do hospital anotar um procedimento com valor de reembolso maior do que aquele identificado a partir dos dados anotados no prontuário médico. Medidas para o aprimoramento da qualidade dos dados foram sugeridas.This article presents data from a study on quality of information from the data bank on the form used in the Brazilian health care system to authorize hospital admittance (AIH. The form pertains to the Unified Health System (SUS and is used by hospitals to be reimbursed for the health care provided to patients, with public funds. The AIH data bank is the largest source of information in Brazil on production

  8. [Separation of pygopagous Siamese twins].

    Gille, P; Aubert, D; Mourot, M; François, J Y; Nachin, P; Delafin, J; Bonneville, J F; Cordier, A; Rousseaux, D; Monnier, G

    1983-01-01

    The successful separation of pygopagous twins is described. The sacrum formed a common canal since S 1 to coccyx with two medullary cords side to side and diastematomyelia with, at this level, two dural sacks. In each baby there was small atrophy in one lower limb. There were two opposite vulvovaginal ducts and two recto-perineal fistules. PMID:6850958

  9. Convolutive Blind Source Separation Methods

    Pedersen, Michael Syskind; Larsen, Jan; Kjems, Ulrik;

    2008-01-01

    During the past decades, much attention has been given to the separation of mixed sources, in particular for the blind case where both the sources and the mixing process are unknown and only recordings of the mixtures are available. In several situations it is desirable to recover all sources from...

  10. Antecedents of Maternal Separation Anxiety.

    Fein, Greta G.; And Others

    1993-01-01

    Examined antecedents of maternal separation anxiety in 83 Italian mothers prior to their infants or toddlers entering group care. Mothers' anxiety did not vary with the child's age. Anxious mothers were younger and less educated, received less support, had temperamentally negative infants, and provided less varied stimulation in the home. (MM)

  11. Storage and separation of gases

    Various processes such as gas separation, gas storage (H2 or CH4) are known to be inhibited by intrinsic antagonistic material properties (texture, thermal conductivity, permeability). In the following document are gathered the last progress in adsorbent material elaboration and process engineering. (authors)

  12. Complete family of separability criteria

    We introduce a family of separability criteria that are based on the existence of extensions of a bipartite quantum state ρ to a larger number of parties satisfying certain symmetry properties. It can be easily shown that all separable states have the required extensions, so the nonexistence of such an extension for a particular state implies that the state is entangled. One of the main advantages of this approach is that searching for the extension can be cast as a convex optimization problem known as a semidefinite program. Whenever an extension does not exist, the dual optimization constructs an explicit entanglement witness for the particular state. These separability tests can be ordered in a hierarchical structure whose first step corresponds to the well-known positive partial transpose (Peres-Horodecki) criterion, and each test in the hierarchy is at least as powerful as the preceding one. This hierarchy is complete, in the sense that any entangled state is guaranteed to fail a test at some finite point in the hierarchy, thus showing it is entangled. The entanglement witnesses corresponding to each step of the hierarchy have well-defined and very interesting algebraic properties that, in turn, allow for a characterization of the interior of the set of positive maps. Coupled with some recent results on the computational complexity of the separability problem, which has been shown to be NP hard, this hierarchy of tests gives a complete and also computationally and theoretically appealing characterization of mixed bipartite entangled states

  13. Separation technology 2005; Separasjonsteknologi 2005

    NONE

    2005-07-01

    The conference comprises 13 presentations on the topics of separation technology aspects with emphasis on technology assessment. Some topics of particular interest are emulsion stabilization, sand technology and handling, water handling and reservoir injection, technical equipment and compression and pressure aspects.

  14. Automated separation for heterogeneous immunoassays

    Truchaud, A.; Barclay, J; Yvert, J. P.; Capolaghi, B.

    1991-01-01

    Beside general requirements for modern automated systems, immunoassay automation involves specific requirements as a separation step for heterogeneous immunoassays. Systems are designed according to the solid phase selected: dedicated or open robots for coated tubes and wells, systems nearly similar to chemistry analysers in the case of magnetic particles, and a completely original design for those using porous and film materials.

  15. Separation Assurance and Collision Avoidance

    Lauderdale, Todd

    2010-01-01

    Objective SACA-1: Determine the level of safety provided by tactical separation assurance safety monitoring systems for UAS missions. a) Rationale: Continuous mission-risk monitoring can provide equivalent levels of safety for UAS operations possibly reducing the burden on other safety systems. b) Approach: Utilize and adapt algorithms and approaches developed for the NextGen Airspace Systems Program for UAS applications.

  16. SEC separation near exclusion limit

    Netopilík, Miloš

    Prague: Organic , Bioorganic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Branch of the Czech Chemical Society, 2015. s. 120. [Advances in Organic , Bioorganic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry /50./ - "Liblice 2015". 06.11.2015-08.11.2015, Olomouc] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA13-02938S Institutional support: RVO:61389013 Keywords : SEC * light scattering * separation Subject RIV: CD - Macromolecular Chemistry

  17. Gas Separations using Ceramic Membranes

    Paul KT Liu

    2005-01-13

    This project has been oriented toward the development of a commercially viable ceramic membrane for high temperature gas separations. A technically and commercially viable high temperature gas separation membrane and process has been developed under this project. The lab and field tests have demonstrated the operational stability, both performance and material, of the gas separation thin film, deposited upon the ceramic membrane developed. This performance reliability is built upon the ceramic membrane developed under this project as a substrate for elevated temperature operation. A comprehensive product development approach has been taken to produce an economically viable ceramic substrate, gas selective thin film and the module required to house the innovative membranes for the elevated temperature operation. Field tests have been performed to demonstrate the technical and commercial viability for (i) energy and water recovery from boiler flue gases, and (ii) hydrogen recovery from refinery waste streams using the membrane/module product developed under this project. Active commercializations effort teaming with key industrial OEMs and end users is currently underway for these applications. In addition, the gas separation membrane developed under this project has demonstrated its economical viability for the CO2 removal from subquality natural gas and landfill gas, although performance stability at the elevated temperature remains to be confirmed in the field.

  18. Separable subgroups have bounded packing

    Yang, Wen-yuan

    2010-01-01

    In this note, we prove that separable subgroups have bounded packing in ambient groups. The notion bounded packing was introduced by Hruska-Wise \\cite{HrWi} and in particular, our result confirms a conjecture in \\cite{HrWi} which states each subgroup of a virtually polycyclic group has the bounded packing property.

  19. 33rd Actinide Separations Conference

    McDonald, L M; Wilk, P A

    2009-05-04

    Welcome to the 33rd Actinide Separations Conference hosted this year by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. This annual conference is centered on the idea of networking and communication with scientists from throughout the United States, Britain, France and Japan who have expertise in nuclear material processing. This conference forum provides an excellent opportunity for bringing together experts in the fields of chemistry, nuclear and chemical engineering, and actinide processing to present and discuss experiences, research results, testing and application of actinide separation processes. The exchange of information that will take place between you, and other subject matter experts from around the nation and across the international boundaries, is a critical tool to assist in solving both national and international problems associated with the processing of nuclear materials used for both defense and energy purposes, as well as for the safe disposition of excess nuclear material. Granlibakken is a dedicated conference facility and training campus that is set up to provide the venue that supports communication between scientists and engineers attending the 33rd Actinide Separations Conference. We believe that you will find that Granlibakken and the Lake Tahoe views provide an atmosphere that is stimulating for fruitful discussions between participants from both government and private industry. We thank the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the United States Department of Energy for their support of this conference. We especially thank you, the participants and subject matter experts, for your involvement in the 33rd Actinide Separations Conference.

  20. Phase separation dynamics under stirring

    Lacasta Palacio, Ana María; Sancho, Jose Maria; Sagués Mestre, Francesc

    1995-01-01

    Phase separation dynamics in the presence of externally imposed stirring is stuidied. The stirring is assumed independent of the concentration and it is generated with a well-defined energy spectrum. The domain growth process is either favored or frozen depending on the intensity and correlation length of this advective flow. This behavior is explained by analytical arguments.