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The design, construction, and monitoring of photovoltaic power system and solar thermal system on the Georgia Institute of Technology Aquatic Center. Volume 1  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This is a report on the feasibility study, design, and construction of a PV and solar thermal system for the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. The topics of the report include a discussion of site selection and system selection, funding, design alternatives, PV module selection, final design, and project costs. Included are appendices describing the solar thermal system, the SAC entrance canopy PV mockup, and the PV feasibility study.

Long, R.C.

1996-12-31

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Assistive Technology Research Center.  

Science.gov (United States)

The Assistive Technology Research Center, ATRC, is comprised of a set of interrelated research and development projects which apply modern technologies, in particular those which have been exploited in the military, to the practice of medical rehabilitati...

J. Toerge

2004-01-01

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Technology Information Center  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A Transportation Technology Center (TTC) has been established at Sandia to address the transportation of nuclear waste and spent fuel. The Technology Information Center (TIC) acts as TTC's clearing house for nuclear material transportation information. TIC's activities are divided into three activities: public information, policy information, and technical information. Some of the uses of TIC's activities are briefly outlined.

1980-03-19

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Desalination Technology Transfer Center.  

Science.gov (United States)

A Desalination Technology Transfer Center was established at the West Indies Laboratory of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Surplus equipment from OWRT's facilities in Wilmington, N.C. was moved to St. Croix and installed in specially constructed 30- by 60...

R. Bakish

1978-01-01

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National Wind Technology Center  

Science.gov (United States)

The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is a Colorado-based research facility managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for the U.S. Department of Energy. Their goal is "to advance wind power technologies that lower the cost of wind energy through research and development of state-of-the-art wind turbine designs." The website describes the center's research programs on Applied Research, Turbine Research, and Cooperative Research and Testing. Topics such as aerodynamics, turbulence, modeling, wind turbine technology, and utility grid integration are discussed. The website also describes the organization's relationship with industry and provides information for consumers. The Library includes preprints as well as brochures and fact sheets. Visitors can follow the link to the NREL's Publications Database for more documents by staff and subcontractors of NREL and NWTC.

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Center for Healthcare Technologies  

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In the U.S., we now spend about 13% of the gross domestic product (CDP) on healthcare. This figure represents nearly $3000 per year per man, woman, and child. Moreover, this expenditure is projected to grow to about 20% of the GDP by the year 2000. Medical research and development accounts for only about 3% of national healthcare spending, and technology development represents only a small fraction of that 3%. New technologies that are far more cost-effective than previous ones - such as minimally invasive surgical procedures, advanced automated diagnostics, and better information systems - could save the nation billions of dollars per year to say nothing of the potential reductions in pain and suffering. A center is described that will coordinate ongoing Laboratory research aimed at developing more cost-effective tools for use by the healthcare community. The new Center for Healthcare Technologies will have many long-term benefits for the region and the nation.

Carrano, A.V.

1994-03-01

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NRC fuel cell technology center  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

'Full text:' The National Research Council Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation has a mandate to support the commercialization of fuel cell technologies by providing facilities and testing services. NRC's vision is to create a Technology center for integrating, testing and demonstrating fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. To this effect NRC is building its capacity for testing and implementing programs to develop testing protocols. This effort is supported by research that is going on at NRC at the cell and stack level to understand failure modes of fuel cells. This paper will present the vision for the technology center and report on the capability of the center and its activities. (author)

2004-01-01

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NRC fuel cell technology center  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

'Full text:' The National Research Council Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation has a mandate to support the commercialization of fuel cell technologies by providing facilities and testing services. NRC's vision is to create a Technology center for integrating, testing and demonstrating fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. To this effect NRC is building its capacity for testing and implementing programs to develop testing protocols. This effort is supported by research that is going on at NRC at the cell and stack level to understand failure modes of fuel cells. This paper will present the vision for the technology center and report on the capability of the center and its activities. (author)

Yogendran, Y. [NRC Inst. for Fuel Cell Innovation, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)

2004-07-01

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Morgantown Energy Technology Center, technology summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] This document has been prepared by the DOE Environmental Management (EM) Office of Technology Development (OTD) to highlight its research, development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation activities funded through the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC). Technologies and processes described have the potential to enhance DOE's cleanup and waste management efforts, as well as improve US industry's competitiveness in global environmental markets. METC's R ampersand D programs are focused on commercialization of technologies that will be carried out in the private sector. META has solicited two PRDAs for EM. The first, in the area of groundwater and soil technologies, resulted in twenty-one contact awards to private sector and university technology developers. The second PRDA solicited novel decontamination and decommissioning technologies and resulted in eighteen contract awards. In addition to the PRDAs, METC solicited the first EM ROA in 1993. The ROA solicited research in a broad range of EM-related topics including in situ remediation, characterization, sensors, and monitoring technologies, efficient separation technologies, mixed waste treatment technologies, and robotics. This document describes these technology development activities

1994-01-01

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Morgantown Energy Technology Center, technology summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This document has been prepared by the DOE Environmental Management (EM) Office of Technology Development (OTD) to highlight its research, development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation activities funded through the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC). Technologies and processes described have the potential to enhance DOE`s cleanup and waste management efforts, as well as improve US industry`s competitiveness in global environmental markets. METC`s R&D programs are focused on commercialization of technologies that will be carried out in the private sector. META has solicited two PRDAs for EM. The first, in the area of groundwater and soil technologies, resulted in twenty-one contact awards to private sector and university technology developers. The second PRDA solicited novel decontamination and decommissioning technologies and resulted in eighteen contract awards. In addition to the PRDAs, METC solicited the first EM ROA in 1993. The ROA solicited research in a broad range of EM-related topics including in situ remediation, characterization, sensors, and monitoring technologies, efficient separation technologies, mixed waste treatment technologies, and robotics. This document describes these technology development activities.

1994-06-01

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National Cancer Institute | Technology Transfer Center  

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The Technology Transfer Center (TTC) of the National Cancer Institute makes it easy for industry and academia to interact and partner with National Institutes of Health laboratories and scientists to support technology development activities.

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The Savannah River Technology Center Research and Development Climatology Center  

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The Environmental Technology Section (ETS) of the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) built and has operated the Climatology Site (CS) for almost 10 years. The Climatology Site provides a wide variety of meteorological support functions for Savannah River Site (SRS) operations and research. This document describes the Climatology Site facility to familiarize present and potential users with its capabilities.

Kurzeja, R.J.

1995-12-31

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HEMISPHERIC CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY  

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The final data package has been completed for the Mississippi State University, DIAL FTP Wall Depth Removal Characterization Technology. The package has been sent to DIAL for comments. Work is progressing on completing the transfer of glove boxes and tanks from Rocky Flats to FIU-HCET for the purpose of performing size reduction technology assessments. Vendors are being identified and security measures are being put in place to meet the High Risk Property criteria required by Rocky Flats. The FIU-HCET Technology Assessment Program has been included as one of 11 verification programs across the US and Canada described in the Interstate Technology Regulatory Cooperation (ITRC) document, ''Multi-state Evaluation of Elements Important to the Verification of Remediation Technologies'', dated January 1999. FIU-HCET will also participate in a panel discussion on technology verification programs at the International Environmental Technology Expo '99.

M.A. Ebadian

1999-04-30

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Center for Coastline Security Technology, Year 3.  

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The Center for Coastline Security Technology (CCST) focuses on research, simulation, and evaluation of coastal defense and marine domain awareness equipment, sensors and components. It builds upon the existing efforts and expertise in coastal systems and ...

B. Furht G. Frisk P. Beaujean S. Glegg W. Glenn

2008-01-01

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HEMISPHERIC CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY  

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FIU-HCET personnel visited the Special Technologies Laboratory (STL) for discussions with the Principal Investigator (PI) of Laser Induced Fluorescence Imaging (LIFI) and for training in LIFI. Mr. Peter Gibbons, Tanks Retrieval Technology Integration Manager, visited FIU-HCET on July 20, 1999. Mr. Gibbons inspected the pipeline unplugging experimental facility at the HCET testing field. The detailed test bed construction, testing plan, and plugging material specifications were discussed.

M.A. Ebadian

1999-07-31

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Campus Center for Appropriate Technology  

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This website from Humboldt State University showcases environmental technologies that contribute to a healthy environment. The purpose of this program is to demonstrate appropriate technology in a residential setting and to provide hands-on experiential learning opportunities for students and the surrounding community. The website features links to projects and environmental topics such as organic gardening, alternative building, solar power, human energy converters, and much more.

Technology, Campus C.; University, Humboldt S.

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OUT Success Stories: National Wind Technology Center  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is the U.S. Department of Energy's national center for wind turbine research and development. The unique wind characteristics at the NWTC provide an ideal environment for testing wind turbines in power-producing modes as well as in extreme, high-wind conditions.

2000-01-01

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Prewarning of the China National Aquatics Center using Johnson transformation based statistical process control  

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Structural health monitoring (SHM) is regarded as an effective technique for structural damage diagnosis, safety and integrity assessment and service life evaluation. SHM techniques based on vibration modal parameters are ineffective for space structure health maintenance and the statistical process control (SPC) technique is a simple and effective tool to monitor the operational process of structures. Therefore, employing strain measurements from optical fiber Bragg grating (OFBG) sensors, the Johnson transformation based SPC is proposed to monitor structural health state and some unexpected excitements on line in this paper. The large and complicated space structure-the China National Aquatics Center is employed as an example to verify the proposed method in both numerical and experimental aspects. It is found that the Johnson transformation can effectively improve the quality of SPC for SHM process, and it can clearly and effectively monitor structural health state and detect the unexpected external load happened in structures.

Zhang, Deyi; Bao, Yuequan; Li, Hui; Ou, Jinping

2009-07-01

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Midwest Center for Information Technology (MCIT)  

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The Midwest Center for Information Technology (MCIT) is a âÂÂconsortium of 10 community colleges throughout Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakotaâ focused on âÂÂstrengthening and expanding the regionâÂÂs information technology (IT) workforce.â On their site, visitors will find information on MCITâÂÂs initiatives and impact, as well as resources about MCITâÂÂs research and information technology recruitment and careers. This is a useful resource for helping community college students or recent graduates find information on information technology professional development.

2007-04-23

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Crosscutting Technology Development at the Center for Advanced Separation Technologies  

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This Technical Progress Report describes progress made on the twenty nine subprojects awarded in the second year of Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-02NT41607: Crosscutting Technology Development at the Center for Advanced Separation Technologies. This work is summarized in the body of the main report: the individual sub-project Technical Progress Reports are attached as Appendices.

Christopher E. Hull

2006-09-30

 
 
 
 
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CROSSCUTTING TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AT THE CENTER FOR ADVANCED SEPARATION TECHNOLOGIES  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This Technical Progress Report describes progress made on the twenty nine subprojects awarded in the second year of Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-02NT41607: Crosscutting Technology Development at the Center for Advanced Separation Technologies. This work is summarized in the body of the main report: the individual sub-project Technical Progress Reports are attached as Appendices.

Christopher E. Hull

2006-05-15

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CROSSCUTTING TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AT THE CENTER FOR ADVANCED SEPARATION TECHNOLOGIES  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This Technical Progress Report describes progress made on the twenty nine subprojects awarded in the second year of Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-02NT41607: Crosscutting Technology Development at the Center for Advanced Separation Technologies. This work is summarized in the body of the main report: the individual sub-project Technical Progress Reports are attached as Appendices.

Christopher E. Hull

2005-11-04

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Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Center  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has completed its sixth year of operation. During this period the Center has involved thirteen GATE Fellows and ten GATE Research Assistants in preparing them to contribute to advanced automotive technologies in the center's focus area: hybrid drive trains and control systems. Eighteen GATE students have graduated, and three have completed their course work requirements. Nine faculty members from three departments in the College of Engineering have been involved in the GATE Center. In addition to the impact that the Center has had on the students and faculty involved, the presence of the center has led to the acquisition of resources that probably would not have been obtained if the GATE Center had not existed. Significant industry interaction such as internships, equipment donations, and support for GATE students has been realized. The value of the total resources brought to the university (including related research contracts) exceeds $4,000,000. Problem areas are discussed in the hope that future activities may benefit from the operation of the current program.

Jeffrey Hodgson; David Irick

2005-09-30

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Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Center  

Science.gov (United States)

The National Center for Information and Communications Technologies, an Advanced Technology Education (ATE) resource center, aims to "contribute to scientific and technological innovation in telecommunications education" as well as to "provide appropriately skilled technicians and technologists" to information and communication technologies (ICT) businesses, industry, and users. In the "Publications" section of this site, visitors will find links to ICT textbooks and a helpful glossary of telecommunications terms. In the "Resources" section, there are a number of ICT workforce development presentations and Flash simulations on topics such as shift keying and Ethernet switching. Also in this section, there is a web tutorial on designing accessible web pages. This site has a great deal of information to assist students and technologists in telecommunications fields, as well as ready-to-use instructional materials for educators.

2007-08-20

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Planning and Management of Technology Deployment Center  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] The R and D contents are summarized as follows ; Models were set-up for transferring the developed technologies to the industry and managing technology deployment center to vitalize the commercialization and then the set-up model was tried to apply for transferring technologies for commercialization and to define interfaces between the R and D and industrial applications In this project, new products and processes were developed for promoting the commercialization. Infra-structures were firmly set-up for the venture company promotion and technology deployment developed during executing the proton Engineering frontier Project. Commercialization methodology connection with industrial companies were studied by outside specializing institute. Development of gem-stone coloring and new photo catalyst producing techniques are very high value-adding technologies, therefore, experimental and theoretical R and D were transacted simultaneously to obtain the originality of the technology. The theoretical R and D was committed to a specialist outside

2005-01-01

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Final report on Laser Technology Center  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

A survey of industries established a need for training laser technicians at Pellissippi State Technical Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee. The present report describes the four courses that were set up by the Laser Technology Center, the implementation of a laser research laboratory, and progress on defining long-term research and methods of industrial collaboration.

Parks, J.E.

1989-07-11

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Technologies for the Energy Efficient Data Center  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Although semiconductor manufacturers have provided temporary relief with lower-power multi-core microprocessors, OEMs and data center operators continue to push the limits for individual rack power densities. It is not uncommon today for data center operators to deploy multiple 20 kW racks in a facility. Such rack densities are exacerbating the major issues of power and cooling in data centers. Data center operators are now forced to take a hard look at the efficiencies of their data centers. Malone and Belady (2006) have proposed three metrics, i.e., Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), Data Center Efficiency (DCE), and the Energy-to-Acquisition Cost ratio (EAC), to help data center operators quickly quantify the efficiency of their data centers. In their paper, Malone and Belady present nominal values of PUE across a broad crosssection of data centers. PUE values are presented for data centers at four levels of optimization. One of these optimizations involves the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). In the current paper, CFD is used to conduct an in-depth investigation of a liquid-cooled data center that would potentially be housed at the Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNNL). The boundary conditions used in the CFD model are based upon actual measurements on a rack of liquid-cooled servers housed at PNNL. The analysis shows that the liquid-cooled facility could achieve a PUE of 1.57 as compared to a PUE of 3.0 for a typical data center (the lower the PUE, the better, with values below 1.6 approaching ideal). The increase in data center efficiency is also translated into an increase in the amount of IT equipment that can be deployed. At a PUE of 1.57, the analysis shows that 91% more IT equipment can be deployed as compared to the typical data center. The paper will discuss the analysis of the PUE, and will also explore the impact of the raising data center efficiency via the use of multiple cooling technologies and CFD analysis. Complete results of the analyses will be presented in the paper.

Cader, Tahir; Westra, Levi; Marquez, Andres

2007-07-17

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FY86 Technology Transfer Program Morgantown Energy Technology Center  

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The actual technology transfer was accomplished by several integrated activities during fiscal year (FY) 1986: R and D contracts with industry and academia, including cost-shared contracts; technical information exchange for scientist-to-scientist communication through conferences, visitors to the Center, and federal personnel visits with US industry; technical documents for information dissemination; patents to advance technology adoption and use in US industry; on-site training activities as personnel exchange; and technical assistance through the use of fossil energy technology data bases.

1986-10-01

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National Wind Technology Center (Fact Sheet)  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This overview fact sheet is one in a series of information fact sheets for the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). Wind energy is one of the fastest growing electricity generation sources in the world. NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), the nation's premier wind energy technology research facility, fosters innovative wind energy technologies in land-based and offshore wind through its research and testing facilities and extends these capabilities to marine hydrokinetic water power. Research and testing conducted at the NWTC offers specialized facilities and personnel and provides technical support critical to the development of advanced wind energy systems. From the base of a system's tower to the tips of its blades, NREL researchers work side-by-side with wind industry partners to increase system reliability and reduce wind energy costs. The NWTC's centrally located research and test facilities at the foot of the Colorado Rockies experience diverse and robust wind patterns ideal for testing. The NWTC tests wind turbine components, complete wind energy systems and prototypes from 400 watts to multiple megawatts in power rating.

2011-12-01

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The Center for Environmental Technology Innovative Technology Screening Process  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Center for Environmental Technology's (CET) mission is to provide a fully integrated system for accelerated evaluation, development, commercialization, and public acceptance of creative environmental solutions which match the foremost demands in today's environmentally sensitive world. In short, CET will create a means to provide quick, effective solutions for environmental needs. To meet this mission objective, CET has created a unique and innovative approach to eliminating the usual barriers in developing and testing environmental technologies. The approach paves the way for these emerging, cutting-edge technologies by coordinating environmental restoration and waste management activities of industry, universities, and the government to: efficiently and effectively transfer technology to these users, provide market-driven, cost-effective technology programs to the public and DOE, and aid in developing innovative ideas by initiating efforts between DOE facilities and private industry. The central part to this mission is selecting and evaluating specific innovative technologies for demonstration and application at United States Department of Energy (DOE) installations. The methodology and criteria used for this selection, which is called the CET Innovative Technology Screening Process, is the subject of this paper. The selection criteria used for the screening process were modeled after other DOE technology transfer programs and were further developed by CET's Technology Screening and Evaluation Board (TSEB). The process benefits both CET and the proposing vendors by providing objective selection procedures based on predefined criteria. The selection process ensures a rapid response to proposing vendors, all technologies will have the opportunity to enter the selection process, and all technologies are evaluated on the same scale and with identical criteria

1995-01-01

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The Morgantown Energy Technology Center`s particulate cleanup program  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The development of integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) and pressurized fluidized-bed combustion (PFBC) power systems has made it possible to use coal while still protecting the environment. Such power systems significantly reduce the pollutants associated with coal-fired plants built before the 1970s. This superior environmental performance and related high system efficiency is possible, in part, because particulate gas-stream cleanup is conducted at high-temperature and high-pressure process conditions. A main objective of the Particulate Cleanup Program at the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) is to ensure the success of the CCT demonstration projects. METC`s Particulate Cleanup Program supports research, development, and demonstration in three areas: (1) filter-system development, (2) barrier-filter component development, and (3) ash and char characterization. The support is through contracted research, cooperative agreements, Cooperative Research And Development Agreements (CRADAs), and METC`s own in-house research. This paper describes METC`s Particulate Cleanup Program.

Dennis, R.A.

1995-12-01

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Tiger Team Assessment, Energy Technology Engineering Center  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Office Special Projects within the Office of Environment, Safety, and Health (EH) has the responsibility to conduct Tiger Team Assessments for the Secretary of Energy. This report presents the assessment of the buildings, facilities, and activities under the DOE/Rockwell Contract No. DE-AM03-76SF00700 for the Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC) and of other DOE-owned buildings and facilities at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) site in southeastern Ventura County, California, not covered under Contract No. DE-AM03-76SF00700, but constructed over the years under various other contracts between DOE and Rockwell International. ETEC is an engineering development complex operated for DOE by the Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell International Corporation. ETEC is located within SSFL on land owned by Rockwell. The balance of the SSFL complex is owned and operated by Rocketdyne, with the exception of a 42-acre parcel owned by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The primary mission of ETEC is to provide engineering, testing, and development of components related to liquid metals technology and to conduct applied engineering development of emerging energy technologies

1991-01-01

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Tiger Team Assessment, Energy Technology Engineering Center  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Office Special Projects within the Office of Environment, Safety, and Health (EH) has the responsibility to conduct Tiger Team Assessments for the Secretary of Energy. This report presents the assessment of the buildings, facilities, and activities under the DOE/Rockwell Contract No. DE-AM03-76SF00700 for the Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC) and of other DOE-owned buildings and facilities at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) site in southeastern Ventura County, California, not covered under Contract No. DE-AM03-76SF00700, but constructed over the years under various other contracts between DOE and Rockwell International. ETEC is an engineering development complex operated for DOE by the Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell International Corporation. ETEC is located within SSFL on land owned by Rockwell. The balance of the SSFL complex is owned and operated by Rocketdyne, with the exception of a 42-acre parcel owned by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The primary mission of ETEC is to provide engineering, testing, and development of components related to liquid metals technology and to conduct applied engineering development of emerging energy technologies.

1991-04-01

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Crosscutting Technology Development at the Center for Advanced Separation Technologies  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The U.S. is the largest producer of mining products in the world. In 2003, U.S. mining operations produced $57 billion worth of raw materials that contributed a total of $564 billion to the nation's wealth. Despite these contributions, the mining industry has not been well supported with research and development funds as compared to mining industries in other countries. To overcome this problem, the Center for Advanced Separation Technologies (CAST) was established to develop technologies that can be used by the U.S. mining industry to create new products, reduce production costs, and meet environmental regulations. Originally set up by Virginia Tech and West Virginia University, this endeavor has been expanded into a seven-university consortium -- Virginia Tech, West Virginia University, University of Kentucky, University of Utah, Montana Tech, New Mexico Tech and University of Nevada, Reno - that is supported through U.S. DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-02NT41607: Crosscutting Technology Development at the Center for Advanced Separation Technologies. Much of the research to be conducted with Cooperative Agreement funds will be longer-term, high-risk, basic research and will be carried out in five broad areas: (1) Solid-solid separation; (2) Solid-liquid separation; (3) Chemical/biological extraction; (4) Modeling and control; and (5) Environmental control. Distribution of funds is handled via competitive solicitation of research proposals through Site Coordinators at the seven member universities. These were first reviewed and ranked by a group of technical reviewers (selected primarily from industry). Based on these reviews, and an assessment of overall program requirements, the CAST Technical Committee made an initial selection/ranking of proposals and forwarded these to the DOE/NETL Project Officer for final review and approval. The successful projects are listed by category, along with brief abstracts of their aims and objectives.

Christopher Hull

2009-10-31

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Program strategy document for the Nuclear Materials Transportation Technology Center  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A multiyear program plan is presented which describes the program of the Nuclear Materials Transportation Technology Center (TIC) at Sandia Laboratories. The work element plans, along with their corresponding work breakdown structures, are presented for TTC activities in the areas of Technology and Information Center, Systems Development, Technology, and Institutional Issues for the years from 1979 to 1985.

1979-01-01

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Information and Communications Technologies Center (ICT) YouTube Channel  

Science.gov (United States)

This page presents the YouTube channel of the National Center for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT Center). There is a growing collection of videos - focusing on information and communication technologies - on topics such as Second Life, the oscilloscope, digital media production, games and gaming, as well as a number of interviews with others in the telecommunications technology field.

2008-09-08

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The information data bases at the Transportation Technology Center  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Transportation Technology Center (TTC) at Sandia National Laboratories is a component of the Department of Energy's Nuclear Waste Management Program. The center provides technical management and support for those programs related to the transportation of nuclear materials

1982-01-01

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SDM center technologies for accelerating scientific discoveries  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] With the increasing volume and complexity of data produced by ultra-scale simulations and high-throughput experiments, understanding the science is largely hampered by the lack of comprehensive, end-to-end data management solutions ranging from initial data acquisition to final analysis and visualization. The SciDAC-1 Scientific Data Management (SDM) Center succeeded in bringing an initial set of advanced data management technologies to DOE application scientists in astrophysics, climate, fusion, and biology. Equally important, it established collaborations with these scientists to better understand their science as well as their forthcoming data management and data analytics challenges. Our future focus is on improving the SDM framework to address the needs of ultra-scale science during SciDAC-2. Specifically, we are enhancing and extending our existing tools to allow for more interactivity and fault tolerance when managing scientists' workflows, for better parallelism and feature extraction capabilities in their data analytics operations, and for greater efficiency and functionality in users' interactions with local parallel file systems, active storage, and access to remote storage. These improvements are necessary for the scalability and complexity challenges presented by hardware and applications at ultra scale, and are complemented by continued efforts to work with application scientists in various domains

2007-01-01

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Information and Library Programs at the Technology Application Center (TAC).  

Science.gov (United States)

The Technology Application Center (TAC) at the University of New Mexico is one of six National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) regional dissemination centers originally established to disseminate NASA technology to private industry on a regional basis. A fee is charged for TAC's services so it has been market oriented and has sought to…

Burch, Eugene

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CROSSCUTTING TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AT THE CENTER FOR ADVANCED SEPARATION TECHNOLOGIES  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The U.S. is the largest producer of mining products in the world. In 1999, U.S. mining operations produced $66.7 billion worth of raw materials that contributed a total of $533 billion to the nation's wealth. Despite these contributions, the mining industry has not been well supported with research and development funds as compared to mining industries in other countries. To overcome this problem, the Center for Advanced Separation Technologies (CAST) was established to develop technologies that can be used by the U.S. mining industry to create new products, reduce production costs, and meet environmental regulations. Much of the research to be conducted with Cooperative Agreement funds will be longer-term, high-risk, basic research and will be carried out in five broad areas: (a) Solid-solid separation (b) Solid-liquid separation (c) Chemical/Biological Extraction (d) Modeling and Control, and (e) Environmental Control. Distribution of funds is being handled via competitive solicitation of research proposals through Site Coordinators at the seven member universities. The first of these solicitations, referred to as the CAST II-Round 1 RFP, was issued on October 28, 2002. Thirty-eight proposals were received by the December 10, 2002 deadline for this RFP-eleven (11) Solid-Solid Separation, seven (7) Solid-Liquid Separation, ten (10) Chemical/Biological Extraction, six (6) Modeling & Control and four (4) Environmental Control. These were first reviewed and ranked by a group of technical reviewers (selected primarily from industry). Based on these reviews, and an assessment of overall program requirements, the CAST Technical Committee made an initial selection/ranking of proposals and forwarded these to the DOE/NETL Project Officer for final review and approval. This process took some 7 months to complete but 17 projects (one joint) were in place at the constituent universities (three at Virginia Tech, two at West Virginia University, three at University of Kentucky, three at University of Utah, three at Montana Tech, three at New Mexico Tech, and one at the University of Nevada, Reno) by May 17, 2003. These projects are listed by category, along with brief abstracts of their aims and objectives.

Hugh W. Rimmer

2003-11-15

 
 
 
 
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BROWNFIELDS TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER FACT SHEET  

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A fact sheet that describes publications, technical support available to EPA Regions, States, and localities involved in Brownfields cleanup decisions to help understand technologies applicable to specific sites....

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Environmental Monitoring Report: Morgantown Energy Technology Center, Calendar Year 1983.  

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Environmental studies are an integral part of the Morgantown Energy Technology Center's (METC) fossil energy research program. In 1983, METC's environmental management program extended to cover the treatment and disposal of all wastewater generated at MET...

1984-01-01

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Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center  

Science.gov (United States)

National consortium of educational institutions and organizations seeking to improve marine technology education. The website has an overview of marine technology with current status and future development, information on careers and educational and professional development opportunities. Some curriculum material is provided with more coming soon. Learn how to make your very own ROV. Additional information on ROV contests, workshops, and cost-associated teacher resources are available.

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Stevens Institute of Technology Research Centers and Initiatives  

Science.gov (United States)

This website describes the various research projects of faculty, students, professional staff, and visiting scientists at Stevens Institute of Technology. An array of interdisciplinary research initiatives and centers are described, such as the Center for Improved Engineering Science Education, the initiative on Cyber Security, the Center for Environmental Engineering (CEE), and the Nanoscale Device Laboratory. From the homepage, visitors can also learn about the WebCampus where students can complete courses towards a Graduate Certificate or Masters Degree online.

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Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Center Print Publications  

Science.gov (United States)

This website from the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Center provides a list of print publications from the ICT Center Delmar Learning Series, created by Delmar Learning and the ICT Center. Titles include Introduction to Telecommunications Networks, Basic Telecommunications: The Physical Layer, Fiber Optic Communications and Network Security. The listings for each book include links to information and sample chapters on Delmar Learning's website, as well as links to order the titles on Amazon.com.

2012-10-29

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A feasibility study for a manufacturing technology deployment center  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Automation & Robotics Research Institute (ARRI) and the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) were funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to determine the feasibility of a regional industrial technology institute to be located at the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Central Facility in Waxahachie, Texas. In response to this opportunity, ARRI and TEEX teamed with the DOE Kansas City Plant (managed by Allied Signal, Inc.), Los Alamos National Laboratory (managed by the University of California), Vought Aircraft Company, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), SSC Laboratory, KPMG Peat Marwick, Dallas County Community College, Navarro Community College, Texas Department of Commerce (TDOC), Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC), Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology, Arkansas Science and Technology Authority, Louisiana Productivity Center, and the NASA Mid-Continent Technology Transfer Center (MCTTC) to develop a series of options, perform the feasibility analysis and secure industrial reviews of the selected concepts. The final report for this study is presented in three sections: Executive Summary, Business Plan, and Technical Plan. The results from the analysis of the proposed concept support the recommendation of creating a regional technology alliance formed by the states of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana through the conversion of the SSC Central facility into a Manufacturing Technology Deployment Center (MTDC).

1994-10-31

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NASA - Johnson Space Center: Office of Technology Transfer and Commercialization  

Science.gov (United States)

The Johnson Technology Commercialization Center (JTCC) opened in 1993 and is located close to the Johnson Space Center. The JTCC is funded by a grant from NASA and is managed by the IC2 Institute, an international research center for the study of Innovation, Creativity and Capital (ICC) at the University of Texas at Austin. Among its credits, the IC2 Institute manages the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), a recognized resource for the development of emerging technology companies a model for JTCC. The IC2 introduced a a laboratory-to-market approach, utilized by JTCC, which takes technology output from JSC and matches it with accomplished business and financial partners in the local community. The final transfer can be the result of either of two primary methods, "Small Business Incubator Services" and technology licensing.

1997-01-01

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Evaluating an Assistive Technology Resource Center in Taiwan  

Science.gov (United States)

|The purpose of this article is intended to present the procedure and outcomes of an evaluation of the Assistive Technology Resource Center in a city of Taiwan. The evaluation was initiated by Chiayi City Government through inviting three professionals in the field of assistive technology as evaluators. For the purpose of evaluation, the Executive…

Ho, Hua-Kuo

2010-01-01

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Sustainable Technology Research and Demonstration Center for Earth Structures  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available This is a discussion paper that the authors presented at the International Workshop on Rammed Earth Materials and Sustainable Structures and Hakka Tulou Forum 2011: Structures of Sustainability, 28–31 October 2011, Xiamen University, China. A Sustainable Technology Research and Demonstration Center for Earth Structures is proposed to study, preserve, advance, promote, and implement rammed earth structures. The Center concept including the objectives, scope of activities and benefits of the proposed center are outlined. The Center for Alternative Technology in Wales, UK has been examined as a good base model along with a few successful environmental sustainability initiatives in China. The funding options to establish the proposed center have been discussed. The breadth of activities ultimately depends on funding capability. It is believed that the proposed center development will require significant government support at the initial stage but once corporate sponsorships are in place, the proposed center will potentially become self-supporting. The strategies, for the establishment of the proposed center are also addressed.

Judy Ueda; Minoru Ueda

2012-01-01

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Center for the Study of Technology and Society  

Science.gov (United States)

As issues about Internet surveillance and online copyright infringement as well as questions of human cloning and genetically-engineered foods increasingly feature in our national headlines, a Website such as the Washington-based Center for the Study of Technology and Society is a valuable resource for staying informed. The Website features sections entitled Government and Politics, Biotechnology, Special Focus on Who Watches the Web, National Security, Personal Security, Creativity, Convergence (defined as "the intersection of communication, computers, the Internet, invisible computing and television"), and more. These sections offer a wealth of annotated links to statistics, news, and commentary from publications, institutions, and advocacy organizations on the Internet, as well as statements by the Center's staff. The Center is a nonprofit think tank whose mission is "to emphasize and clarify the point that advances in technology are neither inherently good nor inherently evil - but that every new technology has the potential to cause problems, and the capacity to solve problems."

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Applied wind energy research at the National Wind Technology Center  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Applied research activities at the National Wind Technology Center are divided into several technical disciplines. Not surprisingly, these engineering and science disciplines highlight the technology similarities between aircraft and wind turbine design requirements. More often than not, wind turbines are assumed to be a subset of the much larger and more comprehensive list of well understood aerospace engineering accomplishments and it is difficult for the general public to understand the poor performance history of wind turbines in sustained operation. Often overlooked are the severe environmental conditions and operational demands placed on turbine designs which define unique requirements beyond typical aerospace applications. It is the role of the National Wind Technology Center to investigate and quantify the underlying physical phenomena which make the wind turbine design problem unique and to provide the technology advancements necessary to overcome current operational limitations. This paper provides a brief overview of research areas involved with the design of wind turbines.

Robinson, M C; Tu, P

1996-06-01

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Savannah River Technology Center monthly report, March 1995  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Short summaries are given on the status of projects within the Savannah River Technology Center covering the following broad topical areas: Tritium; Separations; Environmental studies; Waste management; and General. Studies listed under this last area include: Reactor support; Site robotics support; Robotics for D and D; Robotics for mixed waste operation; Integrated demonstration of an underground storage tank; and Alliance for the Advancement of Robotic Technology (AART).

NONE

1995-03-01

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The patient-centered medical home and health information technology.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate that concepts of patient-centeredness and technology-centeredness must work together within the context of the transformation to the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), a primary care model that emphasizes coordinated, comprehensive, accessible, and cost-effective care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Information in this article was gathered from a workshop on the Medical Home in Alexandria, VA in June 2010 that brought together civilian and military medical providers, researchers, and other stakeholders in PCMH to discuss their experiences in transitioning from traditional primary care to PCMH in addition to a literature review of articles from medical journals. RESULTS: Patient-centeredness is often only vaguely defined as being in opposition to provider-centered or technology-centered. Our analysis shows that focusing on either technological improvements or enhancing patient-centered care will not improve the fragmented healthcare system in the United States. We argue that these two concepts are not incompatible as sometimes believed, but rather it is critical that we recognize they must work together in routine practices in order to truly improve the state of healthcare. CONCLUSION: Health information technology (HIT) supports many of the core principles of PCMH, but there are still several challenges as not all technologies have functionalities yet that facilitate the model. We suggest patient-centeredness be one of the main concepts that drives the redesign and implementation of new health technologies in primary care. It is no longer about just implementing new technologies; these technologies must enhance patient-provider relationships, communication, access, and patients' engagement in their own care.

Leventhal T; Taliaferro JP; Wong K; Hughes C; Mun S

2012-03-01

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Educational Technology Center at the University of California, Irvine.  

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This paper describes the history, philosophy, and outcomes of work at the Educational Technology Center at the University of California, Irvine, with particular emphasis on the activities of the Physics Computer Development Project. Ten years of evolution for the physics projects and its basis of grant support are examined, and a series of…

Bork, Alfred

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SAVANNAH RIVER TECHNOLOGY CENTER MONTHLY REPORT AUGUST 1992  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

'This monthly report summarizes Programs and Accomplishments of the Savannah River Technology Center in support of activities at the Savannah River Site. The following categories are addressed: Reactor, Tritium, Separations, Environmental, Waste Management, General, and Items of Interest.'

Ferrell, J.M.

1999-06-21

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Centers for manufacturing technology: Industrial Advisory Committee Review  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

An advisory committee, composed of senior managers form industrial- sector companies and major manufacturing trade associations and representatives from appropriate educational institutions, meets semi-annually to review and advise the Oak Ridge Centers for Manufacturing Technology (ORCMT) on its economic security program. Individual papers have been indexed separately for the database.

NONE

1995-10-01

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The center for green technology. Centeret for groen teknik; Projektforslag  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Center for Green Technology is a center for research and development related to ''ecological'' buildings, food production and waste management which is being developed at the Danish Center for Renewable Energy. One of its aims is to create a village which is independent of outside energy supply, which lives up to the ideals of an environment in balance with nature and where research in green technology can be carried out. It is hoped that this village will act as an example of a way of living which makes every effort to protect the environment. The ''Solar Bioshelter'' will be constructed to include a combination of offices, laboratories and a greenhouse. Each of these buildings are described in detail and the text is illustrated with diagrams. (AB).

1990-01-01

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National Center for Rural STEM Education Outreach -Geospatial Technology  

Science.gov (United States)

The National Center for Rural Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Outreach brings together James Madison University's (JMU) long-standing focus on teacher education with educators in rural settings across the United States. The initial emphasis of the Center will be on helping teachers and students use geospatial technologies, such as geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), and remote sensing, to help build their spatial reasoning and content knowledge in STEM areas. This collection of lessons is designed to introduce and use GIS as a tool for middle school science and mathematics. These classroom-tested activities combine fundamental content with cutting-edge technology and help students see the power of spatial thinking in analysis and decision-making.

Duke, Barbaree A.

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Science and Technology Center for Puerto Rico. Preliminary feasibility study  

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This is a preliminary feasibility study intended to set in motion the process that will culminate in the establishment of a Science and Technology Center in Puerto Rico. As such it is exploratory rather than exhaustive, tentative rather than conclusive. It presents options and recommendations for further analysis and refinement and suggests a mechanism to undetake these tasks. Among the several key assumptions underlying this report, two stand out and serve as a guide in the discussion of the central theme and related topics. The first one is that it is essential if not imperative that Puerto Rico develop a science and technology capability of its own. And second, that the proposed center is feasible at this time and could play a major role in the development of an indigenous scientific and technological base for Puerto Rico.

1984-01-01

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SciDAC visualization and analytics center for enabling technology  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Visualization and Analytics Center for Enabling Technologies (VACET) focuses on leveraging scientific visualization and analytics software technology as an enabling technology for increasing scientific productivity and insight. Advances in computational technology have resulted in an 'information big bang,' which in turn has created a significant data understanding challenge. This challenge is widely acknowledged to be one of the primary bottlenecks in contemporary science. The vision of VACET is to adapt, extend, create when necessary, and deploy visual data analysis solutions that are responsive to the needs of DOE's computational and experimental scientists. Our center is engineered to be directly responsive to those needs and to deliver solutions for use in DOE's large open computing facilities. The research and development directly target data understanding problems provided by our scientific application stakeholders. VACET draws from a diverse set of visualization technology ranging from production quality applications and application frameworks to state-of-the-art algorithms for visualization, analysis, analytics, data manipulation, and data management.

2008-01-00

 
 
 
 
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Savannah River Technology Center. Monthly report, May 1993  

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This report covers the progress and accomplishments made at the Savannah River Technology Center for the month of May 1993. Progress is reported for projects in the following areas: reactors, tritium, separations, environmental, waste management, and general. General projects are: an eight week tutorial of the Los Alamos National Laboratory developed Monte Carlo Neutron Photon (MCNP) code; development of materials and fabrication technologies for the spallation and tritium targets for the accelerator production of tritium; and a program to develop welding methods to repair stainless steel containing helium.

1993-05-01

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Center for Renewable Energy and Alternative Transportation Technologies (CREATT)  

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The Center for Renewable Energy and Alternative Transportation Technologies (CREATT) was established to advance the state of the art in knowledge and education on critical technologies that support a renewable energy future. Our research and education efforts have focused on alternative energy systems, energy storage systems, and research on battery and hybrid energy storage systems.This report details the Center's progress in the following specific areas: Development of a battery laboratory; Development of a demonstration system for compressed air energy storage; Development of electric propulsion test systems; Battery storage systems; Thermal management of battery packs; and Construction of a micro-grid to support real-world performance monitoring of a renewable energy system.

Mackin, Thomas

2012-06-30

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Development of Toshiba call center system using CTI technology; CTI wo donyushita Toshiba call center system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Companies have been rapidly constructing call center systems (customer information bureaus) since the enactment of the Product Liability Law in 1995. Although the points of such systems being highlighted by each company vary, their objectives can be summarized as the following three: increased operating efficiency, improved customer satisfaction, and effective practical use of customer data. The call center system developed by Toshiba has a configuration with computer-telephony integration (CTI) technology at the core, and realizes the concepts of prompt business support, optimum service to customers, and the accumulation of information that can create future value. (author)

Shimoda, S.; Sato, A. [Toshiba Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

1999-11-01

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Establishment of the Center for Advanced Separation Technologies  

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This Final Technical Report covers the eight sub-projects awarded in the first year and the five projects awarded in the second year of Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-01NT41091: Establishment of the Center for Advanced Separation Technologies. This work is summarized in the body of the main report: the individual sub-project Technical Progress Reports are attached as Appendices.

Christopher E. Hull

2006-09-30

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ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CENTER FOR ADVANCED SEPARATION TECHNOLOGIES  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Technical Progress Report describes progress made on the eight sub-projects awarded in the first year of Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-01NT41091: Establishment of the Center for Advanced Separation Technologies. This work is summarized in the body of the main report: the individual sub-project Technical Progress Reports are attached as Appendices. Due to the time taken up by the solicitation/selection process, these cover the initial 6-month period of activity only.

Hugh W. Rimmer

2003-07-01

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EPRI test centers: full-scale experience for new technologies  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) operates seven centers to test and demonstrate the results of research and development. Their purpose is to expedite the transfer of new technologies from the laboratories to the utilities. Some offer hands-on training for utility personnel. Brief descriptions cover the work at each specialized facility, which includes high-voltage transmission research, underground cable testing, scale treatments, nondestructive testing, battery energy-storage testing, coal cleaning, and transmission-line mechanics. 10 photographs. (DCK)

Whitaker, R.; Harrison, C.; Rettenmaier, L.; Dunlap, J.; Lyons, P.; Shimshock, J.; Spindler, W.; Dau, G.

1984-01-01

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Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center Faculty Resources  

Science.gov (United States)

This website, supported by the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center, offers resources for teachers and faculty in the field of oceanography and ocean occupations. This resource lists recommended ocean-related journals, books, teaching models and innovative teaching designs. Links to various grants and details about applying for other funding opportunities are also provided. Besides faculty, this site would be useful for high school or college students or anyone interested in pursuing an ocean-related career.

2009-09-29

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Unique Organizational Competencies of Brazilian Technological Innovation Centers  

Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

Full Text Available Abstract in english The general objective of this research was to identify the unique organizational competences of Brazilian Technological Innovation Centers (TICs). We developed a theoretical framework that deals with technological innovation centers and unique organizational competences. Empirical research consisted of two sequential phases, the first qualitative and the second quantitative. The qualitative phase consisted of semi-structured interviews that were chosen through non- probab (more) ilistic selection criteria. The quantitative phase made use of a survey questionnaire that was mailed to individuals responsible for the TICs participating in the National Forum of Managers of Innovation and Technology Transfer and the Intellectual Property Network of the State of Minas Gerais. The unique organizational competences encountered were: intellectual property; national patenting; consulting services rendered by individual professors or researchers; identification of the areas of excellence in research of scientific and technological institutions via the number of registered patents, the number of scientific publications, declared lines of research, and the presence of related research groups.

Balbinot, Zandra; Dias, Julie Cristini; Souza, Rafael Borim-de-

2012-03-01

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Electric Power Research Institute: Environmental Control Technology Center  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] Operations and maintenance continued this month at the Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI's) Environmental Control Technology Center (ECTC). Testing for the month involved the Dry Sorbent Injection (DST) test block with the Carbon Injection System. The 1.0 MW Cold-Side Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) unit, the 0.4 MW Mini-Pilot Wet Scrubber, and the 4.0 MW Pilot Wet Scrubber remained idle this month in a cold-standby mode and were inspected regularly. These units remain available for testing as future project work is identified. The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments have required that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assess the health risks and environmental effects associated with air toxic emissions (primarily mercury) from fossil-fuel fired utility boilers. EPRI has sponsored research on environmental mercury since 1983 to determine the factors that may influence human health, and to determine the role of electric power generating stations in contributing to those factors. Over the last four years, EPRI's Environmental Control Technology Center (ECTC) has conducted EPRI and DOE sponsored testing to develop and demonstrate appropriate measurement methods and control technologies for power plant atmospheric mercury emissions. Building upon the experience and expertise of the EPRI ECTC, a test program was initiated at the Center in July to further evaluate dry sorbent-based injection technologies upstream of a cold-side ESP for mercury control, and to determine the effects of such sorbents on ESP performance. The results from this program will be compared to the results from previous DOE/EPRI demonstrations, and to other ongoing programs. The primary objectives of this test program are to: (1) Determine the levels of mercury removal achievable by dry sorbent injection upstream of an electrostatic precipitator (ESP). The process parameters to be investigated include sorbent residence time, sorbent type, sorbent size, sorbent loading, and flue gas temperature. (2) Determine the impact of sorbent injection on ESP performance

1997-01-01

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76 FR 11498 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Generic Submission of Technology Transfer Center (TTC...  

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...Submission of Technology Transfer Center (TTC) External Customer Satisfaction Surveys...Submission of Technology Transfer Center (TTC) External Customer Satisfaction Surveys...obtain information on the satisfaction of TTC's external customers with TTC...

2011-03-02

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76 FR 8371 - Notice Correction; Generic Submission of Technology Transfer Center (TTC) External Customer...  

Science.gov (United States)

...Correction; Generic Submission of Technology Transfer Center (TTC) External Customer Satisfaction Surveys (NCI) The Federal...OMB of the project titled, ``Technology Transfer Center (TTC) External Customer Satisfaction Survey (NCI)'' was...

2011-02-14

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Genome Technology Center at the NYU Langone Medical Center: New Support for Clinical and Translational Science.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

To significantly enhance support for clinical and translational research within the framework of its CTSI, the NYU Langone Medical Center consolidated the Microarray and DNA Sequencing Cores into a new Genome Technology Center, a shared resource overseen by the Office for Collaborative Science. The GTC's team of 4 technical personnel and one faculty level director assists >120 NYULMC laboratories in their basic, clinical and translational research. The Sequencing Unit operates 2 Illumina GAIIs, and a HiSeq sequencer will be added in Q1 2011. The GAII capacity is applied to research applications (ChIP-seq, small-RNA-seq and RIP-seq) and to identification of disease-related genome-level structure changes and correlates (e.g. RNA-seq of cancer transcriptomes). GTC also has a Roche GS FLX System (454) used for de novo sequencing of microbial species and for amplicon sequencing in clinical genetics, patient microbiome diversity, etc. The Microarray Unit operates Affymetrix GeneChip system and high-capacity QPCR (ABI 7900HT) with automated plate setup and loading for gene and microRNA profiling and for SNP genotyping in clinical genetics. The GTC cooperates closely with the newly established Center for Health Informatics and Bioinformatics (CHIBI) supported by the NIH/NCRR CTSA Award. CHIBI provides an HPC facility for sequencing and microarray data storage and offers a full range of informatics services. The GTC is committed to regional and nationwide collaborations with other Cores. GTC participates in the activities of the Genomic Analysis and Technology Excellence (GATE) Working Group of the Academy for Medical Development and Collaboration (AMDeC), particularly in the sections of Core Facility Directors, Funding Strategy and Bioinformatics. It also contributes to the AMDeC Facilities Instrumentation Resources Services Technologies (FIRST), a real-time online database of biomedical research technology and resources available in the New York City area and throughout Northeastern US. Key services of the GTC are offered to external clients.

Mische S; Zavadil J

2011-10-01

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Alternative treatment technology information center computer database system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Alternative Treatment Technology Information Center (ATTIC) computer database system was developed pursuant to the 1986 Superfund law amendments. It provides up-to-date information on innovative treatment technologies to clean up hazardous waste sites. ATTIC v2.0 provides access to several independent databases as well as a mechanism for retrieving full-text documents of key literature. It can be accessed with a personal computer and modem 24 hours a day, and there are no user fees. ATTIC provides {open_quotes}one-stop shopping{close_quotes} for information on alternative treatment options by accessing several databases: (1) treatment technology database; this contains abstracts from the literature on all types of treatment technologies, including biological, chemical, physical, and thermal methods. The best literature as viewed by experts is highlighted. (2) treatability study database; this provides performance information on technologies to remove contaminants from wastewaters and soils. It is derived from treatability studies. This database is available through ATTIC or separately as a disk that can be mailed to you. (3) underground storage tank database; this presents information on underground storage tank corrective actions, surface spills, emergency response, and remedial actions. (4) oil/chemical spill database; this provides abstracts on treatment and disposal of spilled oil and chemicals. In addition to these separate databases, ATTIC allows immediate access to other disk-based systems such as the Vendor Information System for Innovative Treatment Technologies (VISITT) and the Bioremediation in the Field Search System (BFSS). The user may download these programs to their own PC via a high-speed modem. Also via modem, users are able to download entire documents through the ATTIC system. Currently, about fifty publications are available, including Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) program documents.

Sullivan, D. [Environmental Protection Agency, Edison, NJ (United States)

1995-10-01

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Oklahoma State University proposed Advanced Technology Research Center. Environmental Assessment  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluating the construction and equipping of the proposed Advanced Technology Research Center (ATRC) at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Based on the analysis in the EA, the DOE has determined that the proposed action does not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required.

NONE

1995-06-01

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ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CENTER FOR ADVANCED SEPARATION TECHNOLOGIES  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This Technical Progress Report describes progress made on the eight sub-projects awarded in the first year and the five projects awarded in the second year of Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-01NT41091: Establishment of the Center for Advanced Separation Technologies. This work is summarized in the body of the main report: the individual subproject Technical Progress Reports are attached as Appendices. Due to the time taken up by the solicitation/selection process (approx. six months), the second year project TPR's cover the initial 6-month period of activity only.

Hugh W. Rimmer

2004-04-30

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The Savannah River Technology Center environmental monitoring field test platform  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] Nearly all industrial facilities have been responsible for introducing synthetic chemicals into the environment. The Savannah River Site is no exception. Several areas at the site have been contaminated by chlorinated volatile organic chemicals. Because of the persistence and refractory nature of these contaminants, a complete clean up of the site will take many years. A major focus of the mission of the Environmental Sciences Section of the Savannah River Technology Center is to develop better, faster, and less expensive methods for characterizing, monitoring, and remediating the subsurface. These new methods can then be applied directly at the Savannah River Site and at other contaminated areas in the United States and throughout the world. The Environmental Sciences Section has hosted field testing of many different monitoring technologies over the past two years primarily as a result of the Integrated Demonstration Program sponsored by the Department of Energy's Office of Technology Development. This paper provides an overview of some of the technologies that have been demonstrated at the site and briefly discusses the applicability of these techniques

1993-01-01

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The Savannah River Technology Center environmental monitoring field test platform  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Nearly all industrial facilities have been responsible for introducing synthetic chemicals into the environment. The Savannah River Site is no exception. Several areas at the site have been contaminated by chlorinated volatile organic chemicals. Because of the persistence and refractory nature of these contaminants, a complete clean up of the site will take many years. A major focus of the mission of the Environmental Sciences Section of the Savannah River Technology Center is to develop better, faster, and less expensive methods for characterizing, monitoring, and remediating the subsurface. These new methods can then be applied directly at the Savannah River Site and at other contaminated areas in the United States and throughout the world. The Environmental Sciences Section has hosted field testing of many different monitoring technologies over the past two years primarily as a result of the Integrated Demonstration Program sponsored by the Department of Energy`s Office of Technology Development. This paper provides an overview of some of the technologies that have been demonstrated at the site and briefly discusses the applicability of these techniques.

Rossabi, J.

1993-03-05

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National Wind Technology Center sitewide, Golden, CO: Environmental assessment  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the nation's primary solar and renewable energy research laboratory, proposes to expand its wind technology research and development program activities at its National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) near Golden, Colorado. NWTC is an existing wind energy research facility operated by NREL for the US Department of Energy (DOE). Proposed activities include the construction and reuse of buildings and facilities, installation of up to 20 wind turbine test sites, improvements in infrastructure, and subsequent research activities, technology testing, and site operations. In addition to wind turbine test activities, NWTC may be used to support other NREL program activities and small-scale demonstration projects. This document assesses potential consequences to resources within the physical, biological, and human environment, including potential impacts to: air quality, geology and soils, water resources, biological resources, cultural and historic resources, socioeconomic resources, land use, visual resources, noise environment, hazardous materials and waste management, and health and safety conditions. Comment letters were received from several agencies in response to the scoping and predecisional draft reviews. The comments have been incorporated as appropriate into the document with full text of the letters contained in the Appendices. Additionally, information from the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site on going sitewide assessment of potential environmental impacts has been reviewed and discussed by representatives of both parties and incorporated into the document as appropriate.

1996-01-01

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Technology Transfer and Knowledge Management in Technological Innovation Center: A Case Study in Brazil  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available The purpose of this paper was to analyze the knowledge management in the process of technology transfer in a technological innovation center, known in Brazil as NIT. The used methodology included a qualitative approach. It was a case study of a Nucleus which is in a State University located in the south of Bahia state, Brazil. The results showed that this specific Nucleus presents a fine infrastructure regarding the legal regulation, based on the Federal Law of Innovation nº 10.973 and on the State of Bahia Innovation Law. Some barriers related to knowledge management were detected preventing an effective process of technology transfer.

Luan Carlos Santos Silva; João Luiz Kovaleski; Silvia Gaia; Manon Garcia; Pedro Paulo de Andrade Júnior

2013-01-01

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Integrating Omic Technologies into Aquatic Ecological Risk Assessment and Environmental Monitoring: Hurdles, Achievements and Future Outlook  

Science.gov (United States)

Background: In this commentary we present the findings from an international consortium on fish toxicogenomics sponsored by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) with a remit of moving omic technologies into chemical risk assessment and environmental monitoring. Obj...

 
 
 
 
81

50-years history of Nuclear Technology and Education Center  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This report summarizes the 50 years activities that Nuclear Technology and Education Center (NuTEC), Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) has conducted since its first training course started at Radioisotope School of Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI), the predecessor of NuTEC, in 1958. NuTEC was founded in October, 2005, when JAEA was established by consolidation of JAERI and Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute (JNC). This report consists of the brief summary of NuTEC's activities both before and after the consolidation, and contributed articles written by 41 people who have been involved with the NuTEC's training activities in 50 years, as lecturers, trainees, and technical or administrative staff of NuTEC. (author)

2009-01-01

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An organizational survey of the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center  

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An Organizational Survey (OS) was administrated at the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center (PETC) that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communications, employee commitment, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental, safety, and health concerns, hazardous nature of work, safety and overall job satisfaction. The purpose of the OS is to measure in a quantitative and objective way the notion of culture''; that is, the values attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In addition, through the OS, a broad sample of individuals can be reached that would probably not be interviewed or observed during the course of a typical assessment. The OS also provides a descriptive profile of the organization at one point in time that can then be compared to a profile taken at a different point in time to assess changes in the culture of the organization.

Stock, D.A.; Shurberg, D.A.; Haber, S.B.

1991-09-01

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An organizational survey of the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center  

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An Organizational Survey (OS) was administrated at the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center (PETC) that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communications, employee commitment, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental, safety, and health concerns, hazardous nature of work, safety and overall job satisfaction. The purpose of the OS is to measure in a quantitative and objective way the notion of ``culture``; that is, the values attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In addition, through the OS, a broad sample of individuals can be reached that would probably not be interviewed or observed during the course of a typical assessment. The OS also provides a descriptive profile of the organization at one point in time that can then be compared to a profile taken at a different point in time to assess changes in the culture of the organization.

Stock, D.A.; Shurberg, D.A.; Haber, S.B.

1991-09-01

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Organizational Cultural Assessment of the Energy Technology Engineering Center  

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An Organizational Cultural Assessment (OCA) was performed at the Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC) by administering an Organizational Culture Survey (OCS) that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communication, employee commitment to ETEC, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental, safety and health concerns, hazardous nature of work, and overall job satisfaction. A description of each of the scales used to assess these subjects is discussed below. The primary purpose of administering the survey was to attempt to measure, in a more quantitative and objective way the notion of organizational culture,'' that is, the values, attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In particular, those aspects of the working environment which are believed to be important influences on the operations of a facility and on the safety issues relevant to the organization were assessed. This document describes the results of this survey. 9 refs., 22 figs., 7 tabs.

1991-04-01

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The Mayo Clinic Advanced Genomic Technology Center Microarray Shared Resource.  

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CF-7The Mayo Clinic Advanced Genomic Technology Center Microarray Shared Resource provides a full range of services from RNA quality assessment to whole genome transcript measurement for researchers both inside and outside of the Mayo Health System. Created in 2000, the facility offers technical services and support for both basic and clinical research programs for more than 80 principle investigators annually. Specializing in high-density microarray and real-time PCR-based analyses, the lab provides instrumentation and technical expertise to perform genomic studies on a wide variety of different sample types, including, but not limited to, RNA samples derived from fresh frozen tissues, formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues, Laser Capture Microdissected cells, and cultured cell lines. Instrument platforms present in the Microarray Shared Resource include Affymetrix GeneChip?;, Illumina BeadChip?, Applied Biosystems 7900 HT Sequence Detection Systems, Fluidigm Biomark? and Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzers. Affymetrix GeneChip? analyses are performed routinely on all human, mouse, and rat whole transcriptome arrays, as well as Gene 1.0, Exon, Tiling, and miRNA GeneChip? products. In addition, Illumina BeadChip? analyses are conducted with human and mouse Whole Genome 6, HT-12, Ref8, and Whole Genome DASL assays. As genomic technologies continue to emerge and evolve, the Microarray Shared Resource also seeks to expand its capabilities to include gene expression profiling in single cells as well as mRNA and miRNA analyses using Fluidigm high throughput chips and Next Generation sequencing technologies.

Jen J; Kolbert C

2010-09-01

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Aquatic plants  

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Aquatic fl owering plants form a relatively young plant group on an evolutionary timescale. The group has developed over the past 80 million years from terrestrial fl owering plants that re-colonised the aquatic environment after 60-100 million years on land. The exchange of species between terrestrial and aquatic environments continues today and is very intensive along stream banks. In this chapter we describe the physical and chemical barriers to the exchange of plants between land and water.

Madsen, T. V.; Sand-Jensen, K.

2006-01-01

87

Program strategy document for the nuclear materials. Transportation Technology Center (FY 80)  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The TTC's program is divided into four principal areas, Technology and Information Center, Systems Development, Technology, and Institutional Issues. These areas are broken into activities, elements, and subelements which are delineated in this document.

1980-01-01

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An Organizational Cultural Assessment of the Morgantown Energy Technology Center  

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An Organizational Cultural Assessment (OCA) was performed at the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) by administering an Organizational Culture Survey (OCS) that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communications, employee commitment, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental, safety, and health concerns, hazardous nature of work, safety and overall job satisfaction. The purpose of the OCS is to measure in a quantitative and objective way the notion of culture;'' that is, the values, attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In addition, through the OCS, a broad sample of individuals can be reached that would probably not be interviewed or observed during the course of a typical assessment. The OCA also provides a descriptive profile of the organization at one point in time that can then be compared to a profile taken at a different point in time to assess changes in the culture of the organization. 9 refs., 33 figs., 6 tabs.

Crouch, D.A.; Haber, S.B.

1991-06-01

89

Organizational Cultural Assessment of the Morgantown Energy Technology Center  

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An Organizational Cultural Assessment (OCA) was performed at the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) by administering an Organizational Culture Survey (OCS) that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communications, employee commitment, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental, safety, and health concerns, hazardous nature of work, safety and overall job satisfaction. The purpose of the OCS is to measure in a quantitative and objective way the notion of culture; '' that is, the values, attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In addition, through the OCS, a broad sample of individuals can be reached that would probably not be interviewed or observed during the course of a typical assessment. The OCA also provides a descriptive profile of the organization at one point in time that can than be compared to a profile taken at a different point in time to assess changes in the culture of the organization. 9 refs., 33 figs., 6 tabs.

1991-06-01

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The nuclear technology training center of the TUEV Nord Group  

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The Nuclear Technology Training Center of the TUeV Nord Group is used to optimize the organization's training of staff in its nuclear fields. This is to ensure that know-how will be preserved despite the phasing-out of nuclear activities in the Federal Republic of Germany and an imminent change of generations among expert consultants. There will be a continuing need for well trained experts because decommissioning work and the residual plant life periods as calculated form electricity quotas clearly exceed the phase of the shift in generations among expert consultants. Staff from different areas of expertise are prepared for working on complex nuclear problems, one important aspect being the interaction among the areas of competence involved. The curriculum offers nuclear knowledge as well as specialized knowledge in various disciplines. Training is offered not only in the format of seminars but also on the job. After all, on-the-job training is irreplaceable as it conveys specialized knowledge important in specific jobs and subjects. (orig.)

2003-01-01

91

Environmental Survey preliminary report, Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  

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This report presents the preliminary findings from the first phase of the Environmental Survey of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center (PETC) conducted December 7--11, 1987. The Survey is being conducted by an interdisciplinary team of environmental specialists, led and managed by the Office of Environment, Safety and Health's Office of Environmental Audit. Individual team specialists are outside experts being supplied by a private contractor. The objective of the Survey is to identify environmental problems and areas of environmental risk associated with PETC. The Survey covers all environmental media and all areas of environmental regulation. It is being performed in accordance with the DOE Environmental Survey Manual. This phase of the Survey involves the review of existing site environmental data, observations of the operations carried on at PETC, and interviews with site personnel. The Survey team developed a Sampling and Analysis (S A) Plan to assist in further assessing certain environmental problems identified during its on-site Survey activities at PETC. The S A Plan will be executed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). When completed, the Plan's results will be incorporated into the PETC Survey findings for inclusion into the Environmental Survey Summary Report. 64 refs., 23 figs., 29 tabs.

1988-09-01

92

Desulfurization sorbent development at the Morgantown Energy Technology Center  

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The overall objective of this project is to develop regenerable sorbents for hot gas desulfurization in IGCC systems. The major criteria for the development of novel sorbents included reasonable chemical reactivity and physical durability during repeated sulfidation and regeneration cycles. Various formulations of zinc ferrite and zinc titanate in the form of extrudates and spherical pellets have been studied at the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) for removal of sulfurous gases from coal gasification gas streams. Problems of decrepitation and spalling have occurred after sulfidation and regeneration of these sorbents. Z-Sorb, a proprietary sorbent developed at Phillips Petroleum Company, showed good physical durability during testing at METC, but there was a continuous decrease in reactivity during multiple cycle tests due to steam regeneration. A series of novel sorbents containing zinc oxide have been developed at METC to address these problems. These METC-developed sorbents showed superior performance during a 20-cycle, high-pressure, fixed-bed test with steam regeneration conducted at METC. Nine sorbents were prepared, but results are given for only three.

Siriwardane, R.V.; Grimm, U.; Poston, J.A. [USDOE Morgantown Energy Technology Center, WV (United States); Monaco, S.J. [EG and G, Inc., Morgantown, WV (United States)

1994-10-01

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Certification testing at the National Wind Technology Center  

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The International Electrotechnical Commission is developing a new standard that defines power performance measurement techniques. The standard will provide the basis for international recognition of a wind turbine`s performance primarily for certification, but also for qualification for tax and investment incentives, and for contracts. According to the standard, the power performance characteristics are defined by a measured power curve and by projections of annual energy production for a range of wind conditions. The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) has adopted these power performance measurement techniques. This paper reviews the results of the NWTC`s first test conducted under the new protocol on the Atlantic Orient Corporation`s AOC 15/50 wind turbine at the NWTC. The test required collecting sufficient data to establish a statistically significant database over a range of wind speeds and conditions. From the data, the power curve was calculated. Then the results from a site calibration procedure determined the flow distortion between winds measured at the turbine location and those measured at the meteorological tower. Finally, this paper discusses the uncertainty analysis that was performed in accordance with the standard. Use of these procedures resulted in the definition of the AOC 15/50`s power curve within about 3 kW.

Huskey, A.; Link, H.

1996-11-01

94

Turbine Inflow Characterization at the National Wind Technology Center: Preprint  

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Utility-scale wind turbines operate in dynamic flows that can vary significantly over timescales from less than a second to several years. To better understand the inflow to utility-scale turbines, two inflow towers were installed and commissioned at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado, in 2011. These towers are 135 m tall and instrumented with a combination of sonic anemometers, cup anemometers, wind vanes, and temperature measurements to characterize the inflow wind speed and direction, turbulence, stability and thermal stratification to two utility-scale turbines. Herein, we present variations in mean and turbulent wind parameters with height, atmospheric stability, and as a function of wind direction that could be important for turbine operation as well as persistence of turbine wakes. Wind speed, turbulence intensity, and dissipation are all factors that affect turbine performance. Our results shown that these all vary with height across the rotor disk, demonstrating the importance of measuring atmospheric conditions that influence wind turbine performance at multiple heights in the rotor disk, rather than relying on extrapolation from lower levels.

Clifton, A.; Schreck, S.; Scott, G.; Kelley, N.; Lundquist, J.

2012-01-01

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Texas Manufacturing Technology Center feasibility study for the Inland Regional Industrial Technology Institute  

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This document presents the Texas Manufacturing Technology Center (TMTC) Business Plan to convert the Central Facility of the Superconducting Super Collider project to alternate uses. The plan is divided into six sections: (1) Executive Summary, (2) Market and Benefit Analysis, (3) Marketing Strategy, (4) Services, (5) Organization and Operations Overview, and (6) Financial Plan. Each area is supported by separate documents that address individual opportunities and challenges associated with transitioning the facility, and its asset base to new uses for benefit of the locality, state, region and nation.

NONE

1994-10-31

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Texas Manufacturing Technology Center feasibility study for the Inland Regional Industrial Technology Institute  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This document presents the Texas Manufacturing Technology Center (TMTC) Business Plan to convert the Central Facility of the Superconducting Super Collider project to alternate uses. The plan is divided into six sections: (1) Executive Summary, (2) Market and Benefit Analysis, (3) Marketing Strategy, (4) Services, (5) Organization and Operations Overview, and (6) Financial Plan. Each area is supported by separate documents that address individual opportunities and challenges associated with transitioning the facility, and its asset base to new uses for benefit of the locality, state, region and nation.

1994-01-01

97

The Biomedical Computing Technology Information Center. An international resource for technology sharing  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The expense of developing and maintaining special software and interfaces has been prohibitive to many clinical installations desiring to perform computer-assisted studies. Also, existing developmental groups have been economically unable to adequately transfer their work to such smaller installations. In response to this need and through the efforts of the Society of Nuclear Medicine Computer Committee, the US Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) has established the Biomedical Computing Technology Information Center (BCTIC) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). BCTIC collects, organizes, evaluates and disseminates information on computing technology pertinent to biomedicine in general and nuclear medicine in particular, providing the needed routes of communication between installations and serving as a clearinghouse for the exchange of biomedical computing software, data and interface designs. BCTIC services are available to its sponsors and their contractors and to any individual or group willing to participate in mutual exchange. (author)

1976-10-29

98

An organizational cultural assessment of the Energy Technology Engineering Center  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

An Organizational Cultural Assessment (OCA) was performed at the Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC) by administering an Organizational Culture Survey (OCS) that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various species of communication, employee commitment to ETEC, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental, safety and health concerns, hazardous nature of work, and overall job satisfaction. A description of each of the scales used to assess these subjects is discussed. The primary purpose of administering the survey was to attempt to measure, in a more quantitative and objective way the notion of organizational culture, '' that is, the values, attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In particular, those aspects of the working environment which are believed to be important influences on the operations of a facility and on the safety issues relevant to the organization were assessed. In addition, by conducting a survey, a broad sampling of the individuals in the organization can be obtained. This is especially important when the survey is utilized in conjunction with an assessment or inspection team which typically has only a limited amount of resources to address many issues. The OCS provides a broad, but more comprehensive picture of the organization by querying a much larger number of individuals than could be reached through the assessment team alone. Finally, the OCS provides a descriptive profile of the organization at one point in time. This profile can then can be used as a baseline point against which comparisons of other points in time can be made. Such comparisons may prove valuable and would help to assess changes in the organizational culture. Comparisons of the profiles can also be made across similar facilities. 9 refs., 22 figs., 6 tabs.

Haber, S.B.; Crouch, D.A.

1991-04-01

99

Planning nuclear energy centers under technological and demand uncertainty  

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The question considered is whether new nuclear power plants should be located in nuclear energy centers, or ''power parks'' with co-located fabrication and reprocessing facilities. That issue has been addressed in a recent study by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and remains under investigation at Brookhaven and elsewhere. So far, however, the advisability of this policy has been analyzed primarily within the framework of a single view of the future. Suggestions of the types of questions that should be asked regarding this policy if it is properly to be viewed as an example of decision making under uncertainty are made. It is concluded that ''A consideration of the various uncertainties involved in the question of dispersed vs. remote siting of energy facilities introduces a number of new elements into the analysis. On balance those considerations provide somewhat greater support for the clustered concept. The NEC approach seems to provide somewhat greater flexibility in accomodating possible future electricity generating technologies. Increased regulatory and construction efficiencies possible in an NEC reduces the impact of demand uncertainty as does the lower costs associated with construction acceleration or deceleration.'' It is also noted that, in the final analysis, ''it is the public's perception of the relative costs and benefits of a measure that determine the acceptability or unacceptability of a particular innovation,'' not the engineer's cost/benefit analysis. It is further noted that if the analysis can identify limits on analytical methods and models, it will not make the job of energy decision-making any easier, but it may make the process more responsive to its impact on society.

1976-04-02

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Environmental monitoring report: Morgantown Energy Technology Center, calendar year 1983  

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Environmental studies are an integral part of the Morgantown Energy Technology Center's (METC) fossil energy research program. In 1983, METC's environmental management program extended to cover the treatment and disposal of all wastewater generated at METC; the disposal of solid and hazardous waste generated by METC; and the monitoring of surface water, groundwater, and air quality in the surrounding area. METC's treatment system for sanitary wastes operated effectively throughout Calendar Year (CY) 1983. Industrial wastewater discharged by METC exceeded the permitted limits for cadmium and phenolics in CY 83. The source of low-level cadmium contamination is unknown at this time, but remains under investigation. In the last quarter of CY 83, discharge limits for phenolics were exceeded due to the development of leaks in process equipment of the gasification pilot plant, which is now being mothballed. This caused an overloading of METC's wastewater treatment system. METC is engaged in the construction of a new wastewater treatment facility for the correction of discharge problems. The facility is scheduled to be completed by late 1985. The monitoring of groundwaters in METC's industrial waste holding areas revealed that no contamination of groundwaters had occurred in CY 83. In 1983, all solid and hazardous wastes generated at METC were tested for EP toxicity and disposed of in an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved secure landfill. Routine inspections revealed that landfill operators and hazardous waste disposal contractors for METC wastes were in compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requirements. Air monitoring was performed at on- and off-site stations in CY 83 to satisfy the National Environmental Policy Act requirements. Data collected in CY 83 has not been reduced at this time; however, data collected from previous years indicates that METC project emissions have negligible impact on air quality. 8 references.

1984-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Nuclear data center: science and technology pressing needs satisfying  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Activities of the IAEA Nuclear Data Center, which coordinates scientific researches in the field of nuclear data acquisition, offers a wide range of information services, issues and distributes bibliographic data (CINDA and CIAMDA) and transfers nuclear methods and equipment to the developing countries, are considered. The Center collects and distributes information in such fields as radiotherapy, thermonuclear fusion, nuclear geophysics, safeguards etc.

1986-01-01

102

Annual report of nuclear technology and education center. April 1, 2002 - March 31, 2003  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This report summarizes the activities of Nuclear Technology and Education Center (NuTEC) in Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute in FY 2002. It includes the domestic educational activities in Tokyo Education Center in Komagome Tokyo for RI and radiation engineers and Tokai Education Center in Tokai for nuclear engineers, and the international training activities for Asia-Pacific region which were planned and administrated by International Technology Transfer Division. The new course so called 'Introductory Course for the Use and the Experiment of Neutron' was started with good appreciation by the participants. All scheduled course plan in Tokyo Education Center and Tokai Education Center was accomplished and the total number of the trainee of both Center was 1,297. The courses for RI and radiation engineers implemented in Tokyo Education Center were closed in this FY and transferred to Tokai Establishment in next FY where the course will be integrated with the ones at Tokai Education Center. The land of Tokyo Education Center will be returned to land-owner by the end of FY 2003 after dismantlement of the facilities. The equipments and instruments used in Tokyo Education Center were transferred to Tokai Education Center after finishing all courses in Tokyo in this FY. The improvement and re-arrangement of the facilities in Tokyo Education Center were proceeded to prepare the courses from Tokyo Education Center. (author)

2003-01-01

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Technology center. Compressed air in facility engineering; TechnologieCenter. Druckluft in der Gebaeudetechnik  

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The Festo TechnologieCenter at Esslingen houses a staff of 2000. The building has low energy consumption and an interesting architecture, which makes it worth visiting. [German] Das TechnologieCenter von Festo am Stammsitz in Esslingen bietet 2000 Mitarbeitern modern gestaltete Arbeitsplaetze. Das Gebaeude zeichnet sich neben einem niedrigen Energieverbrauch durch einige ausgefallene Ideen aus, die es zu einem sehenswerten Besuchsobjekt machen. (orig.)

Lauster, M.

2002-07-01

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Superfund TIO videos. Set C. Alternative Treatment Technology Information Center (ATTIC). Part 9. Audio-Visual  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The videotape covers Alternative Treatment Technology Information Center (ATTIC) computer program and ways in which OSCs and RPMs can use ATTIC in their jobs. (Access to ATTIC for hands-on practice is recommended.)

1990-01-01

105

Environmental Survey preliminary report, Morgantown Energy Technology Center, Morgantown, West Virginia.  

Science.gov (United States)

This report presents the preliminary findings from the first phase of the Environmental Survey of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) conducted November 30 through December 4, 1987. In addition, the preliminary fin...

1988-01-01

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TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER (TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER, SUBSURFACE PROTECTION AND REMEDIATION DIVISION, NRMRL)  

Science.gov (United States)

Technology transfer activities are an important part of the mission of NRMRL's Subsurface Protection and Remediation Division's Technical Support Center (TSC). These activities have traditionally been focused on technical information transfer in such areas as site characterizatio...

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Factors predicting the use of technology: findings from the Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE).  

Science.gov (United States)

The successful adoption of technology is becoming increasingly important to functional independence. The present article reports findings from the Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE) on the use of technology among community-dwelling adults. The sample included 1,204 individuals ranging in age from 18-91 years. All participants completed a battery that included measures of demographic characteristics, self-rated health, experience with technology, attitudes toward computers, and component cognitive abilities. Findings indicate that the older adults were less likely than younger adults to use technology in general, computers, and the World Wide Web. The results also indicate that computer anxiety, fluid intelligence, and crystallized intelligence were important predictors of the use of technology. The relationship between age and adoption of technology was mediated by cognitive abilities, computer self-efficacy, and computer anxiety. These findings are discussed in terms of training strategies to promote technology adoption. PMID:16768579

Czaja, Sara J; Charness, Neil; Fisk, Arthur D; Hertzog, Christopher; Nair, Sankaran N; Rogers, Wendy A; Sharit, Joseph

2006-06-01

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Factors predicting the use of technology: findings from the Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE).  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

The successful adoption of technology is becoming increasingly important to functional independence. The present article reports findings from the Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE) on the use of technology among community-dwelling adults. The sample included 1,204 individuals ranging in age from 18-91 years. All participants completed a battery that included measures of demographic characteristics, self-rated health, experience with technology, attitudes toward computers, and component cognitive abilities. Findings indicate that the older adults were less likely than younger adults to use technology in general, computers, and the World Wide Web. The results also indicate that computer anxiety, fluid intelligence, and crystallized intelligence were important predictors of the use of technology. The relationship between age and adoption of technology was mediated by cognitive abilities, computer self-efficacy, and computer anxiety. These findings are discussed in terms of training strategies to promote technology adoption.

Czaja SJ; Charness N; Fisk AD; Hertzog C; Nair SN; Rogers WA; Sharit J

2006-06-01

109

76 FR 39811 - International Center for Technology Assessment and the Center for Food Safety; Noxious Weed...  

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...and the Center for Food Safety; Noxious Weed Status of Kentucky Bluegrass Genetically...should not be listed as a Federal noxious weed and therefore will not be regulated under...Inspection Service's regulations for noxious weeds. Our decision is based on our...

2011-07-07

110

Sustainable Technology Research and Demonstration Center for Earth Structures  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

This is a discussion paper that the authors presented at the International Workshop on Rammed Earth Materials and Sustainable Structures and Hakka Tulou Forum 2011: Structures of Sustainability, 28–31 October 2011, Xiamen University, China. A Sustainable Technology Research and Demonstration C...

Judy Ueda; Minoru Ueda

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PERSON-CENTERED-APPROACH AS THE ALTERNATIVE TO THE TECHNOLOGIZATION OF THE MODERN EDUCATION  

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Full Text Available The article analyses the problems of depersonalization of the modern education connected with strengthening of the tendency of the priority removal from the subjects of the educational relations to the formalized of the pedagogical technologies. The person-centered-approach is regarded as the technologization of the modern education.

Podlinyaev Oleg Leonidovich

2012-01-01

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German Federal Ministry for Research and Technology 1993: Expenditures on energy research and national research centers  

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The article explains the draft federal budget for 1993 covering the funds earmarked for nuclear research and technology, basic research work in the natural sciences, investments and running costs for research centers, and for non-nuclear energy research and technology. (orig.).

1992-01-01

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An Overview of the U.S. Department of Energy?s Federal Energy Technology Center  

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Full Text Available In December 1996, two of the U.S. Department of Energy?s (DOE) research and development (R&D) centers were consolidated. The Morgantown Energy Technology Center, located in Morgantown, West Virginia, and the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, were combined to create the Federal Energy Technology Center, or FETC. FETC is one of the Department of Energy?s major field organizations reporting to DOE?s Office of Fossil Energy. A total of approximately 600 Federal employees and a similar number of support service contractor employees are at the Pittsburgh and Morgantown sites. FETC manages the majority of the U.S. Fossil Energy research and development programs, valued at nearly $920 million in FY 1997.

Schehl Richard R.; Marchant Sharon K.; Hucko Richard E.

1997-01-01

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VACET: Proposed SciDAC2 Visualization and Analytics Center for Enabling Technologies  

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[en] This project focuses on leveraging scientific visualization and analytics software technology as an enabling technology for increasing scientific productivity and insight. Advances in computational technology have resulted in an 'information big bang',' which in turn has created a significant data understanding challenge. This challenge is widely acknowledged to be one of the primary bottlenecks in contemporary science. The vision for our Center is to respond directly to that challenge by adapting, extending, creating when necessary and deploying visualization and data understanding technologies for our science stakeholders. Using an organizational model as a Visualization and Analytics Center for Enabling Technologies (VACET), we are well positioned to be responsive to the needs of a diverse set of scientific stakeholders in a coordinated fashion using a range of visualization, mathematics, statistics, computer and computational science and data management technologies

2006-01-01

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BEHAVIOUR OF STONE FACADES IN URBAN CENTERS INNOVATIVE BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES  

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Full Text Available An innovative technology using stone and granite as exterior sheeting of modern steel and concrete tall buildings is presented, Granites are chosen for the indubitable superior durability in any wheather and polluted atmosfere condition. But to guarantee durability stone sheets have to be mounted in such a way as to avoid any inner irregular stress. In particular stresses from deformation of the main structure must not be trasmitted to the exterior sheeting. Moreover an all-proof wheather barrier has to be incorporated in the factory builded sheeting panel. The innovative technology allowing use of granite and stone in facing of tall buildings is here presented along with two very important realisations: The North Tower in Genoa and the Canary Wharf in London.

Antonio Monaco

1990-01-01

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Field test project for photovoltaic power generation at Oita Prefecture Agricultural Technology Center (industrial technology center in standard district); Taiyoko hatsuden field test jigyo (hyojun chiku no kogyo gijutsu center) Oitaken nogyo gijutsu center  

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A field test was performed in order to apply a photovoltaic power generation to an industrial technology center. With the use of the 20kW equipment (operation started from fiscal 1994) installed in fiscal 1993 at the Oita Prefecture Agricultural Technology Center, various data were collected as well as verifying the applicability and safety of the system in fiscal 1995 continuously from previous years. The cumulative yearly output was 22,200kWh with 10.7% decreased from fiscal 1994 level when summer sunshine was plenty. Classified by the month, August showed highest with 2,343kWh followed by May and July. The lowest month was December with 1,460kWh. The power generated was used for the power source of air-conditioning and control equipment for a green house to raise tomatoes with the excess (59%) used for the office building of the Center. Trouble occurred once, in which a protective device for the system interconnection was activated to stop the inverter. The cause was presumably an abnormality in the backup power source of a recording device. The verification was made in such areas as the daily, monthly and yearly generated output, effects from the weather and season, stability of operation with system interconnection, experiment in vegetation facilities, safety of the system, etc. There were 10,000 visitors in the year.

Hiramatsu, M. [Oita Prefectural Government Office, Oita (Japan)

1996-05-30

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Development of a National Center for Hydrogen Technology  

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In November 2005, the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), ePowerSynergies, Inc. (ePSI), and Resurfice Corporation teamed to develop, produce, and demonstrate the world's first and only fuel cell-powered ice resurfacer. The goals of this project were: {sm_bullet} To educate the public on the readiness, practicality, and safety of fuel cells powered by hydrogen fuel and {sm_bullet} To establish a commercialization pathway in an early-adopter, niche market. The vehicle was developed and produced in a short 3-month span. The vehicle made its world debut at U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan's (D-ND) 2005 Hydrogen Energy Action Summit. Subsequently, the vehicle toured North America appearing at numerous public events and conferences, receiving much attention from international media outlets.

Jay C. Almlie; Bruce Wood; Rich Schlupp

2007-03-01

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Department of Nuclear Equipment '' High Technology Center - HITEC '' - Overview  

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Full text: The Department of Nuclear Equipment specializes in applications of accelerator technologies in medicine and industrial radiography. It combines research and development with manufacturing activities. The year 2009 was an important and busy period for the Department. We expect to observe already its full results in the coming year. In 2009, the Department concentrated on developing technologies, solutions and elements for use in the new generation of medical accelerators. Design, manufacturing and tests of a model of a new accelerating structure were conducted. The overall mechanical and electrical design of the accelerator was reworked and partially tested. Major efforts were devoted to creating an efficient software environment for the accelerators: new concepts for the control system were developed and tested, and a recording and verification system based on the DICOM standard was completed. A new imaging system was designed and manufactured and work on the associated imaging software was initiated. Design work on a multileaf collimator, begun in 2008, was continued. In effect, an operational model of the device was manufactured which allowed a practical verification of the design ideas. A lull scale prototype is scheduled for manufacture in 2010. The 2009 edition of the HITEC School on Medical Accelerators was directed to Medical Technicians. Very positive feedback from the participants proves the correctness of that decision. The year 2009 was also important for the manufacturing capabilities of the Department of Nuclear Equipment: a new Precision Machining Workshop was established and equipped with modern CNC milling machines. Also, the Vacuum Technologies Laboratory significantly extended the range of its machinery. In 2009 HITEC underwent deep organizational changes. The Quality Management System that governs all aspects of the Department's activities was also substantially redesigned. In December 2009, the new System was successfully audited and the validity of its ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certificates was extended for another 3 years. (author)

2009-01-00

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A User Centered Approach to Developing Emergent Technology Products  

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Current participatory design methods do not allow designers to gain the insight required to develop products with emerging technologies, that is, products that do not have any precedents in the users’ knowledge base and experience. This poses challenges to the designers, as input from users cannot be used too early in the design process, given that users respond best to issues they know or can relate to. This paper presents a case study where a user-centred approach was used to determine when and how to involve users in the design of a TV-enabled mobile telephone. The aim of the study was to identify the main form factor drivers for the design of such a phone. Five possible usage scenarios were identified and five form factors were derived from testing these scenarios, which were subsequently evaluated by potential users, through highly focused feedback sessions. The paper also discusses some methodological issues related to user involvement in the implementation of emerging technologies in the consumer electronics industry.

Restrepo-Giraldo, John Dairo; McAloone, Timothy Charles

2008-01-01

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Technology Center for Nuclear Control 2004 Annual Report  

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This research describe the activities of TCNC in KAERI, given the authority from the Government. TCNC is carrying out technical assistance to the Government after reviewing the safeguards and physical protection at the nuclear facilities, while developing the divers technologies related to the export control and nuclear material accountancy. Relating to the safeguards implementation, activities for national safeguards inspection and supporting activities for IAEA safeguards inspection are described. For this, Results of national safeguards inspection and facility status are analyzed. Besides, implementation of the Additional Protocol and IAEA's complementary access supporting activities due to the effectuation of the Additional Protocol are introduced. With regards to the nuclear control planning, technical support for the government about the North Korea nuclear issues and export control, international cooperation are delineated. Holding a non-proliferation workshop, web-site operation of TCNC and Yaksan and work for the publication of TCNC newsletter are also described as a part of nuclear control planning related work. For the safeguards technology area, operation of remote monitoring system using VPN, works for tracing nuclear activities through swipe analysis and the development and improvement of verification equipment such as OFS are presented. Businesses related to the physical protection such as supporting for establishing a plan to implement the effectuated law such as approval examination of physical protection regulations and inspection on facilities and transport protection and development of design basis threat and emergency manual for physical protection etc. are mentioned.

2004-01-01

 
 
 
 
121

Health care needs and services for technology-dependent children in developmental centers.  

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In an attempt to document the trend toward a more seriously ill and medically needy population of children in California state developmental centers, we studied the medical status and health care needs of the pediatric and young adult population (birth to 22 years of age) residing in all acute care and skilled nursing care units in developmental centers in 1988. All children in California's state developmental centers are severely to profoundly mentally retarded and chronically disabled, and many have serious health problems. Of the 865 children in 5 developmental centers, 441 (51%) resided in acute and skilled nursing care units and were technology dependent (Office of Technology Assessment classification). We suspect that our findings (ethical and quality-of-care issues, staffing, licensing mandates, cost-of-care considerations) reflect the rapidly expanding population of children with special health care needs and may be important in planning for services in other states as well as in California.

Crain LS; Mangravite DN; Allport R; Schour M; Biakanja K

1990-04-01

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Scientific Data Management (SDM) Center for Enabling Technologies  

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Over the past five years, our activities have both established Kepler as a viable scientific workflow environment and demonstrated its value across multiple science applications. We have published numerous peer?reviewed papers on the technologies highlighted in this short paper and have given Kepler tutorials at SC06,SC07,SC08,and SciDAC 2007. Our outreach activities have allowed scientists to learn best practices and better utilize Kepler to address?their?individual?workflow?problems. Our contributions to advancing the state?of?the?art in scientific workflows have focused on?the?following?areas.?Progress?in?each?of?these?areas?is?described?in?subsequent?sections. ? Workflow development. The development of a deeper understanding of scientific?workflows?in the wild ?and of the requirements for support tools that allow easy construction?of?complex?scientific?workflows; ? Generic workflow components and templates. The development of generic actors?(i.e.workflow components and processes) which can be broadly applied to scientific?problems; ? Provenance collection and analysis. The design of a flexible provenance collection and?analysis?infrastructure?within?the?workflow?environment;?and ? Workflow reliability and fault tolerance. The improvement of the reliability and fault?tolerance?of?workflow?environments.

Lud?scher, Bertram; Altintas, Ilkay

2013-09-06

123

Savannah River Site Radiological Technology Center's Efforts Supporting Waste Minimization  

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This paper describes the efforts of the newly formed Radiological Technology Center (RTC) at the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site (SRS) to support waste minimization. The formation of the RTC was based upon the highly successful ALARA Center at the DOE Hanford Site. The RTC is tasked with evaluation and dissemination of new technologies and techniques for radiological hazard reduction and waste minimization. Initial waste minimization efforts have focused on the promotion of SRS containment fabrication capabilities, new personal protective equipment and use of recyclable versus disposable materials.

Rosenberger, K. H.; Smith, L. S.; Bates, R. L.

2003-02-25

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Technology Assessment: NREL Provides Know-How for Highly Energy-Efficient Data Centers (Fact Sheet)  

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NREL leads the effort to change how energy is used worldwide by helping identify and eliminate barriers to energy efficiency and clean energy technology deployment. The laboratory takes a portfolio approach that explores the full range of technology options for developing and implementing innovative energy performance solutions. The Research Support Facility (RSF) data center is a prime example of NREL's capabilities and expertise in energy efficiency. But, more important, its features can be replicated. NREL provides custom technical assistance and training for improved data center performance to help our customers realize cost savings.

2012-05-01

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DOE's decision to defederalize the Bartlesville Energy Technology Center  

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The Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to convert the Bartlesville Energy Technology Center from its Government-owned/Government-operated status to a Government/industry facility managed and operated by a nonprofit organization under a cooperative agreement. DOE considered numerous alternatives for operating and managing the Center. Under DOE's proposed cooperative agreement: Some of the Center's personnel may be offered positions by the new organization; controls would be established to make sure that the Center's work is consistent with DOE's philosophy of funding long-term, high-risk research and that the results of this research are disseminated to the public; the center could continue conducting research work for foreign governments and others.

1983-02-28

126

Participants’ Focus in a Learner-Centered Technology-Rich Mathematics Professional Development Program  

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Full Text Available Leaders in professional development have called for more learner-centered professional development opportunities forteachers. These approaches allow teachers to have some choice about the content and pedagogies on which they focusduring professional development courses. This paper shares case studies of three participants from InterMath, a learner-centered professional development program for middle grades mathematics teachers. The findings indicate that participants’ backgrounds in both mathematics and technology as well as their goals for the course significantly impacted what they reported learning. The paper concludes with implications for the design and research of learner-centered professional development programs.

Drew Polly

2006-01-01

127

Greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation and monitoring technology performance: Activities of the GHG Technology Verification Center. Report for January 1998--January 1999  

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The paper discusses greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation and monitoring technology performance activities of the GHG Technology Verification Center. The Center is a public/private partnership between Southern Research Institute and the US EPA`s Office of Research and Development. The Center is part of EPA`s Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program, which has established 12 verification centers to evaluate a wide range of technologies in various environmental media and technology areas. The Center has published the results of its first verification: use of a phosphoric acid fuel cell to produce electricity from landfill gas. It has also initiated three new field verifications, two on technologies that reduce methane emissions from natural gas transmissions compressors, and one on a new microturbine electricity production technology.

Masemore, S.; Kirchgessner, D.A.

1999-05-01

128

The roles and functions of a lunar base Nuclear Technology Center  

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This paper describes the roles and functions of a special Nuclear Technology Center which is developed as an integral part of a permanent lunar base. Numerous contemporary studies clearly point out that nuclear energy technology will play a major role in any successful lunar/Mars initiative program and in the overall establishment of humanity's solar system civilization. The key role of nuclear energy in the providing power has been recognized. A Nuclear Technology Center developed as part of of a permanent lunar base can also help bring about many other nuclear technology applications, such as producing radioisotopes for self-illumination, food preservation, waste sterilization, and medical treatment; providing thermal energy for mining, materials processing and agricultural; and as a source of emergency habitat power. Designing such a center will involve the deployment, operation, servicing and waste product management and disposal of megawatt class reactor power plants. This challenge must be met with a minimum of direct human support at the facility. Furthermore, to support the timely, efficient integration of this Nuclear Technology Center in the evolving lunar base infrastructure, an analog of such a facility will be needed here on Earth. 12 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

Buden, D. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)); Angelo, J.A. Jr. (Science Applications International Corp., Melbourne, FL (United States))

1991-01-01

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The roles and functions of a lunar base Nuclear Technology Center  

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This paper describes the roles and functions of a special Nuclear Technology Center which is developed as an integral part of a permanent lunar base. Numerous contemporary studies clearly point out that nuclear energy technology will play a major role in any successful lunar/Mars initiative program and in the overall establishment of humanity's solar system civilization. The key role of nuclear energy in the providing power has been recognized. A Nuclear Technology Center developed as part of of a permanent lunar base can also help bring about many other nuclear technology applications, such as producing radioisotopes for self-illumination, food preservation, waste sterilization, and medical treatment; providing thermal energy for mining, materials processing and agricultural; and as a source of emergency habitat power. Designing such a center will involve the deployment, operation, servicing and waste product management and disposal of megawatt class reactor power plants. This challenge must be met with a minimum of direct human support at the facility. Furthermore, to support the timely, efficient integration of this Nuclear Technology Center in the evolving lunar base infrastructure, an analog of such a facility will be needed here on Earth. 12 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

1991-01-01

130

THE INFLUENCE OF TECHNOLOGY ON THE PERFORMANCE OF BRAZILIAN CALL CENTERS  

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Full Text Available Call centers (CCs) show an evolution over the course of time. There is an intensive use of technology in CCs, although not always a positive side. The article is based on a survey carried out among the 103 Brazilian companies that have come (falta algum complemento, não conseguimos entender a frase) and call center services and seeks to verify the contribution of technology in four distinct dimensions: cost reduction, customer relations, communication channels and monitoring of employees. The theoretical framework is eclectic based on strategic considerations, details of the technical areas of telecommunications and information technology, marketing. It focus particularly in the area of customer relations and especially of various national and international studies that have been developed regarding service and customer satisfaction. The results show that heavy use of technology does not mean a general improvement in performance in all dimensions assessed and some dimensions choices to be made over others.

Paulo Roberto Gião; Felipe Mendes Borini; Moacir de Miranda Oliveira Júnior

2010-01-01

131

Gasification and hot gas cleanup at the Morgantown Energy Technology Center  

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The Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) is a Government-owned and Government-operated research center located in Morgantown, West Virginia. Since its opening in 1955, METC has been a Fossil Energy research laboratory focused on the development of advanced Fossil Energy technologies. METC is currently an organizational unit of Fossil Energy which is, in turn, a part of the U.S. Department of Energy. METC pursues the development of fossil energy technologies through contracts with industrial/commercial partners, through Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, and through a relatively small in-house hands-on research program which is coordinated with customer/program needs associated with the major technologies. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) concept for power generation and to review the METC in-house activities related to this concept.

Strickland, L.D.

1995-03-01

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Technical Data Management Center: a focal point for meteorological and other environmental transport computing technology  

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The Technical Data Management Center, collecting, packaging, analyzing, and distributing information, computer technology and data which includes meteorological and other environmental transport work is located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, within the Engineering Physics Division. Major activities include maintaining a collection of computing technology and associated literature citations to provide capabilities for meteorological and environmental work. Details of the activities on behalf of TDMC's sponsoring agency, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, are described.

1980-10-03

133

Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management ???????????  

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As the official journal of the Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society, Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management promotes understanding of the structure, function, and performance of healthy and damaged aquatic ecosystems (freshwater, marine, estuarine) from integrated, multi-disciplinar...

134

Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center Low-Activity Waste Process Technology Program FY-99 Status Report  

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The Low-Activity Waste Process Technology Program at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) anticipates that large volumes of low-level/low-activity wastes will need to be grouted prior to near-surface disposal. During fiscal year 1999, grout formulations were studied for transuranic waste derived from INTEC liquid sodium-bearing waste and for projected newly generated low-level liquid waste. Additional studies were completed on radionuclide leaching, microbial degradation, waste neutralization, and a small mockup for grouting the INTEC underground storage tank residual heels

1999-01-01

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Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center Low-Activity Waste Process Technology Program FY-2000 Status Report  

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The Low-Activity Waste Process Technology Program anticipated that grouting will be used for disposal of low-level and transuranic wastes generated at the Idaho Nuclear Technology Engineering Center (INTEC). During fiscal year 2000, grout formulations were studied for transuranic waste derived from INTEC liquid sodium-bearing waste and for projected newly generated low-level liquid waste. Additional studies were completed using silica gel and other absorbents to solidify sodium-bearing wastes. A feasibility study and conceptual design were completed for the construction of a grout pilot plant for simulated wastes and demonstration facility for actual wastes.

Herbst, Alan Keith; Mc Cray, John Alan; Kirkham, Robert John; Pao, Jenn Hai; Argyle, Mark Don; Lauerhass, Lance; Bendixsen, Carl Lee; Hinckley, Steve Harold

2000-11-01

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Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center Low-Activity Waste Process Technology Program FY-98 Status Report  

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The Low-Activity Waste Process Technology Program at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) anticipates that large volumes of low-level/low-activity wastes will need to be grouted prior to near-surface disposal. During fiscal year 1998, three grout formulations were studied for low-activity wastes derived from INTEC liquid sodium-bearing waste. Compressive strength and leach results are presented for phosphate bonding cement, acidic grout, and alkaline grout formulations. In an additional study, grout formulations are recommended for stabilization of the INTEC underground storage tank residual heels.

Herbst, A.K.; McCray, J.A.; Rogers, A.Z.; Simmons, R.F.; Palethrope, S.J.

1999-03-01

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Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center Low-Activity Waste Process Technology Program FY-98 Status Report  

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The Low-Activity Waste Process Technology Program at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) anticipates that large volumes of low-level/low-activity wastes will need to be grouted prior to near-surface disposal. During fiscal year 1998, three grout formulations were studied for low-activity wastes derived from INTEC liquid sodium-bearing waste. Compressive strength and leach results are presented for phosphate bonding cement, acidic grout, and alkaline grout formulations. In an additional study, grout formulations are recommended for stabilization of the INTEC underground storage tank residual heels.

1999-01-01

138

Calcined Waste Storage at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center  

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This report provides a quantitative inventory and composition (chemical and radioactivity) of calcined waste stored at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center. From December 1963 through May 2000, liquid radioactive wastes generated by spent nuclear fuel reprocessing were converted into a solid, granular form called calcine. This report also contains a description of the calcine storage bins.

M. D. Staiger

2007-06-01

139

PV-Tec: Photovoltaic technology evaluation center: Design and implementation of a production research unit  

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In a project funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Reactor safety (BMU) Fraunhofer ISE has designed and implemented a new kind of research unit for applied R&D for silicon solar cell production. The Photovoltaic Technology Evaluation Center (PV-TEC) featu...

Biro, D.; Preu, R.; Glunz, S.W.; Rein, S.; Rentsch, J.; Emanuel, G.; Brucker, I.; Faasch, T.; Faller, C.; Willeke, G.; Luther, J.

140

The Research Results of Radioactive Waste Management Technology Center Year 1997/1998  

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[en] The research results of Radioactive Waste Management Technology Center, National Atomic Energy Agency of Indonesia year 1997/1998 contain paper as form of research results on radioactive waste management related fields. There were included many aspects such as radioactive waste processing, storage, decontamination, decommissioning, safety and environmental aspects. There are 26 papers indexed individually (ID)

1998-01-01

 
 
 
 
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The Research Results of Radioactive Waste Management Technology Center Year 1996/1997  

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[en] The research results of Radioactive Waste Management Technology Center, National Atomic Energy Agency of Indonesia year 1996/1997 contain paper as form of research results on radioactive waste management related fields. There were included many aspects such as radioactive waste processing, storage, decontamination, decommissioning, safety and environmental aspects. There are 24 papers and 12 short communications indexed individually(ID)

1997-01-01

142

The center for green technology. Suggested project; Centeret for groen teknik. Projektforslag  

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The Center for Green Technology is a center for research and development related to ``ecological`` buildings, food production and waste management which is being developed at the Danish Center for Renewable Energy. One of its aims is to create a village which is independent of outside energy supply, which lives up to the ideals of an environment in balance with nature and where research in green technology can be carried out. It is hoped that this village will act as an example of a way of living which makes every effort to protect the environment. The ``Solar Bioshelter`` will be constructed to include a combination of offices, laboratories and a greenhouse. Each of these buildings are described in detail and the text is illustrated with diagrams. (AB).

1990-12-31

143

Recent advances in nickel-hydrogen technology at NASA Lewis Research Center  

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NASA/Lewis Research Center has concentrated its efforts on advancing the Ni-H/sub 2/ system technology for low earth orbit applications. Component technology as well as the design principles have been studied in an effort to understand the system behavior and failure mechanisms in order to increase performance and extend cycle life. The design principles have been previously adressed. This paper will discuss the component development, in particular the separator and nickel electrode and how these efforts will advance the Ni-H/sub 2/ system technology.

Gonzalez-Sanabria, O.D.; Britton, D.L.; Smithrick, J.J.; Reid, M.A.

1986-08-15

144

Demonstrating a model approach to independent living center-based assistive technology services.  

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This project examined the effectiveness of an assistive technology preventive maintenance service for consumers. Sixteen independent living centers that offer mobility equipment repair services for consumers were surveyed. Thirty-seven consumers and 22 vendors supplying mobility equipment and repair services within the Houston area were interviewed. Problems identified included lack of available services to maintain mobility equipment in good working order, no centralized information and evaluation system, denials of needed equipment by third party payers, and high equipment costs. A collaborative effort between the Independent Living Research Utilization Research and Training Center on Independent Living at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research in the Texas Medical Center, and the Houston Center for Independent Living designed and implemented a model preventive maintenance service--The Wheelchair Maintenance Clinic. Evaluation after the first year of operating the clinic showed 111 service visits were delivered to 50 consumers. Consumers reported high levels of satisfaction with the service.

Nosek MA; Krouskop TA

1995-01-01

145

Radioactivity in the Canadian aquatic environment  

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Sources of radionuclides arising from natural anthropogenic processes as well as technologically enhanced natural radiation are discussed. Transport, distribution and behaviour of these radionuclides in aquatic systems are influenced by physical, chemical, biological and geological processes and conditions in freshwater and marine environments. Dosimetry of aquatic organisms, as well as various methods of measuring dose rate are presented. Effects of ionizing radiation (acute and chronic exposure) on aquatic organisms, populations and ecosystems are reviewed. This review covers the entire spectrum of the aquatic environment. Results of many studies are summarized. 300+ refs

1983-01-01

146

DEVELOPMENT OF A NATIONAL CENTER FOR HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGY: A SUMMARY REPORT OF ACTIVITIES COMPLETED AT THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGY FROM 2005 TO 2010  

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The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, has operated the National Center for Hydrogen Technology® (NCHT®) since 2005 under a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Department of Energyâ??s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). The EERC has a long history of hydrogen generation and utilization from fossil fuels, and under the NCHT Program, the EERC has accelerated its research of hydrogen generation and utilization topics. Since the NCHTâ??s inception, the EERC has received more than $65 million in funding of hydrogen-related projects ($20 million for the NCHT project which includes federal and corporate development partner funds) involving more than 85 partners (27 with the NCHT). The NCHT projectâ??s 19 activities span a broad range of technologies that align well with the Advanced Fuels Program goals and, specifically, those described in the Hydrogen from Coal Program research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) plan. A number of projects have been completed which range from technical feasibility of several hydrogen generation and utilization technologies to public and technical education and outreach tools. Projects under the NCHT have produced hydrogen from natural gas, coal, liquid hydrocarbons, and biomass. The hydrogen or syngas generated by these processes has also been purified to transportation-grade quality in many of these instances or burned directly for power generation. Also, several activities are still undergoing research, development, demonstration, and commercialization at the NCHT. This report provides a summary overview of the projects completed in the first 5 years of the NCHT. Individual activity reports are referenced as a source of detailed information on each activity.

Michael Holmes

2011-05-31

147

Aquatic Habitats  

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This lesson plan will help students to understand that the way a community disposes of its wastewater may negatively affect local aquatic habitats, that it is possible to find wastewater-disposal methods that do not pollute, and that both governments and citizens can take action to ensure that waste water will be disposed of in a way that is not destructive. As part of the lesson, students will discuss the definition of "wastewater", how it is disposed of, invite a guest speaker to class, and write proposals to local government officials either suggesting improvements or commending their current procedures. Adaptations for older students, discussion questions, an evaluation rubric, extension activities, suggested readings, a vocabulary, and links to related sites accompany the lesson.

Hedberg, Betsy

2003-01-01

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Implementation of efficient technologies application center; Implantacao de um centro de aplicacao de tecnologias eficientes  

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This paper describes the basic concept and the main activities at the Electric Technology Application Center (ETAC) placed at CEPEL. The aim of the center is presented, regarding issues such as: energy waste preventing, energy-efficient production processes and environmental protection. This work also presents the initial partnerships and the first ETAC products, according to three main areas: Industrial Commercial and Residential. (author) 3 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab.; e-mail: cref at fund.cepel.br; sigiliao at fund.cepel.br

Costa, Reynaldo S. da; Aguiar, Joao C.R.; Pinto Junior, Ary V.; Souza, Hamilton M. [Centro de Pesquisas de Energia Eletrica, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Programa de Sistemas de Distribuicao e Uso Eficiente de Energia Eletrica

1997-12-31

149

Available decontamination and decommissioning capabilities at the Savannah River Technology Center  

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[en] The Safety Analysis and Engineering Services Group has performed a survey of the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) technical capabilities, skills, and experience in Decontamination and Decommissioning (D ampersand D) activities. The goal of this survey is to enhance the integration of the SRTC capabilities with the technical needs of the Environmental Restoration Department D ampersand D program and the DOE Office of Technology Development through the Integrated Demonstration Program. This survey has identified technical capabilities, skills, and experience in the following D ampersand D areas: Characterization, Decontamination, Dismantlement, Material Disposal, Remote Systems, and support on Safety Technology for D ampersand D. This review demonstrates the depth and wealth of technical capability resident in the SRTC in relation to these activities, and the unique qualifications of the SRTC to supply technical support in the area of DOE facility D ampersand D. Additional details on specific technologies and applications to D ampersand D will be made available on request

1992-01-01

150

The Use of DOE Technologies at The World Trade Center Incident: Lessons Learned  

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In response to the attack of the World Trade Center (WTC) on September 11, 2001, the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) National Hazmat Program (OENHP) assembled and deployed a HAZMAT Emergency Management Team (Team) to the disaster site (Site). The response team consisted of a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a rotating team of industrial hygienists, safety professionals, and certified HAZMAT instructors. Through research funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) and managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the IUOE conducted human factors assessments on baseline and innovative technologies during real-world conditions and served as an advocate at the WTC disaster site to identify opportunities for the use and evaluation of DOE technologies. From this work, it is clear that opportunities exist for more DOE technologies to be made readily available for use in future emergencies.

2003-01-01

151

Conceptual strategic plan for the GRI Environmental Technology Information Center. Topical report  

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The report summarizes the results of a survey conducted to develop a strategic plan for the Gas Research Institute (GRI) environmental technology information center. The initial concept was that of a service to provide environmental technology information to GRI members. For the survey, an investigation of nine information services was conducted, through on-site visits and interviews. Information products and services and their combinations generally offered are discussed. Best industry practices are highlighted, and sample markets are outlined. Details on the survey are presented in appendixes.

Millet, S.; Young, J.

1993-12-01

152

Calcine Waste Storage at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center  

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This report documents an inventory of calcined waste produced at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center during the period from December 1963 to May 2000. The report was prepared based on calciner runs, operation of the calcined solids storage facilities, and miscellaneous operational information that establishes the range of chemical compositions of calcined waste stored at Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center. The report will be used to support obtaining permits for the calcined solids storage facilities, possible treatment of the calcined waste at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, and to ship the waste to an off-site facility including a geologic repository. The information in this report was compiled from calciner operating data, waste solution analyses and volumes calcined, calciner operating schedules, calcine temperature monitoring records, and facility design of the calcined solids storage facilities. A compact disk copy of this report is provided to facilitate future data manipulations and analysis.

Staiger, Merle Daniel; M. C. Swenson

2005-01-01

153

Access to information: assessment of the use of automated interaction technologies in call centers  

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Full Text Available With the purpose of at lowering costs and reendering the demanded information available to users with no access to the internet, service companies have adopted automated interaction technologies in their call centers, which may or may not meet the expectations of users. Based on different areas of knowledge (man-machine interaction, consumer behavior and use of IT) 13 propositions are raised and a research is carried out in three parts: focus group, field study with users and interviews with experts. Eleven automated service characteristics which support the explanation for user satisfaction are listed, a preferences model is proposed and evidence in favor or against each of the 13 propositions is brought in. With balance scorecard concepts, a managerial assessment model is proposed for the use of automated call center technology. In future works, the propositions may become verifiable hypotheses through conclusive empirical research.

Nelson Lerner Barth; Fernando de Souza Meirelles

2011-01-01

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Aquatic studies  

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[en] Thermal stress to microorganisms was measured by the production of dissolved organic matter by algal communities and the mineralization of glucose by heterotrophic populations. Mutagenic activity as measured by the Ames/Salmonella/microsome assay indicate that such activity does not occur in Par Pond, although limited mutagenic activity does occur in a nearby canal system due to chlorination of cooling water. Sodium hypochlorite, used as an algicide in the reactor fuel storage basins, caused increased pitting corrosion to reactor fuel targets. Five other compounds selected for testing proved to be superior to sodium hypochlorite. Legionella pneumophila, the pathogen which causes Legionnaire's disease, was found to be a natural part of aquatic ecosystems. It occurs over a wide range of environments and is able to utilize nutrients provided by primary producers. Phytoplankton size classes of less than 3 ?m (less than 5% of the total phytoplankton biomass) accounted for 15 to 40% of the total primary productivity in Par Pond, Pond C, and Clark Hill Reservoir. Three major biological data sets were compiled and are available in the SRL computer system for analysis: the SRP deer herd data; 20 years of Par Pond data; and 25 years of biological data on the Savannah River. Results of marine studies indicated that nearly all plutonium in the Savannah River and its estuary resulted from nuclear weapons fallout. The plutonium concentration in the Savannah River is about one fourth the concentration in the Newport River which has no nuclear operations associated with it

1980-01-01

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Semi-annual report of Nuclear Technology and Development Center (CDTN) - July to December 1988  

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[en] The main activities developed by the several divisions of Nuclear Technology Development Center (CDTN) are described, including areas of reactor tecnologies, fuel cycle, materials and component, nuclear safety and tecnical substructure. (C.G.C.)[pt] Apresentam-se as atividades desenvolvidas pelas varias divisoes do Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear (CDTN), incluindo as areas de tecnologia de reatores, ciclo do combustivel, materiais e componentes, seguranca nuclear e a parte da infra-estrutura tecnica. (C.G.C.)

1989-01-01

156

From airports to care centers. Transferring information technology to support patient care reengineering.  

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PROBLEM: To improve communication among caregivers about the status of patients under their care. SOLUTION: Replacing manual white boards with electronic bed boards/inpatient databases, similar to airport display technology. RESULTS: Improved data quality from having patient data displayed in a standardized manner across care centers. KEYS TO SUCCESS: "We used a process redesign team, which focused on specific issues related to the processes used in providing patient care."

Vogel LH; Bonomo C; Yang A

1998-11-01

157

Tiger Team Assessment of the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center, [August 19--September 13, 1991  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This report documents the results of the Department of Energy (DOE) Tiger Team Assessment conducted at Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center (PETC) near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, between August 19 and September 13, 1991. A team comprised of professionals from the Department, its contractors, and consultants conducted the assessment. The purpose of the assessment was to provide the Secretary of Energy the status of environment, safety, and health (ES ampersand H) programs at PETC. A management assessment was performed.

1991-01-01

158

Manpower development and international cooperation in Nuclear Technology and Education Center, JAERI  

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Nuclear Technology and Education Center was founded in 1958 and now has two branches, Tokyo Education Center at Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo and Tokai Education Center at Tokai, Ibaraki-ken. The objective was to educate and train nuclear engineers and scientists for implementing the nation's program of atomic energy research, development and utilization. A variety of training courses have been prepared and carried out to meet the requirements of the nuclear community. In recent years, activities of getting the public acceptance have become important for nuclear energy deployment in Japan. Many short courses have been implemented at JAERI sites and cities for providing the public including high school teachers with basic knowledge on nuclear energy. International training programs of the center were started with the cooperation of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in 1985 and of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 1987. International seminars were implemented for improving nuclear safety by inviting participants from the former Soviet Union, central/east European countries and the neighboring countries of Japan under the direction of the Science and Technology Agency (STA) in 1992. STA and JAERI are starting new programs of helping Asian and Pacific countries to develop nuclear manpower. (author)

1996-01-01

159

Nuclear Regulatory Commission programs are supported by the technology resources of the Engineering Physics Information Centers  

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The Engineering Physics Information Centers (EPIC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have two activities which support NRC Programs, the Radiation Shielding Information Center (RSIC) and the Technical Data Management Center (TDMC). The older of the two, RSIC, was established in 1963 as an Information Analysis Center in the general field of radiation shielding, transport, and protection. It has multiple agency funding to acquire, evaluate, organize, and distribute information (including computing technology and numerical data) relevant to its field. The TDMC was established in 1978 to perform work for NRC in fields not related to RSIC's subject coverage and to perform tasks beyond the normal level of activity for RSIC. The two centers share administrative functions, physical premises, specialists skills, and computing resources. The NRC/ADM/TIDC monitors the cosponsorship of RSIC for coverage of agency-wide interests and plans, directs, and coordinates the work of the TDMC, including the establishment of TDMC as the agency-wide repository for packaged computer-related technical information products. The contract monitor is Myrna L. Steele

1986-01-01

160

Test and Approval Center for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies: Phase I. Initiation : Final report  

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Fuel cells and hydrogen technologies hold the potential for decreasing emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants, for facilitating the increased use of renewable energy sources with high efficiencies and thereby contributing to the establishment of a sustainable energy system and the mitigation of the human-caused global warming. Fuel cells (in particular solid oxide fuel cells) produce electricity and heat at higher efficiencies than conventional power plants. They emit less pollutants - for example no toxic NOx at all - than conventional plants do. Fuel cells can operate on fossil fuels (natural gas) and on alternative fuels as well. They can therefore bridge the gap between availability and efficient use of fossil fuels on the short term and establishment of an energy market based on renewables on the long term. Hydrogen is a zero carbon energy carrier that– just like electricity - can be converted to power and heat. The increased use of hydrogen will decrease oil dependency, which is foreseen to have profound economic as well as political impacts. Fuel cell and hydrogen technologies play an important role in future sustainable energy system scenarios, often in combination with other technologies where Denmark already holds strong positions today. This includes for example (1) using biomass for production of electricity, (2) storing of energy by using excess electricity from wind turbines to produce fuel by electrolysis and (3) using fuel cells for load balancing of the fluctuating wind energy. As the fuel cell and hydrogen technologies come closer to commercialization, development of testing methodology, qualified testing and demonstration become increasingly important. Danish industrial players have expressed a strong need for support in the process to push fuel cell and hydrogen technologies from the research and development stage into the commercial domain. A Center to support industry with test, development, analysis, approval, certification, consultation, and training in the areas of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies was needed. Denmark has demonstrated leading international positions in the fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. The expectations from the center were to secure a continuing strong position for Denmark in these fast developing areas in the near and far future. Furthermore, the center was considered necessary to secure that the substantial investments already spent on these technologies also lead to commercial success. The project ‘Test and Approval Center for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies: Phase I. Initiation’ was aiming at starting with the Establishment of such a center. The following report documents the achievements within the project. This is done by compiling short reports for each milestone that illustrate the related activities. The official reports are included in this final report. Furthermore, an account for the dissemination of the project results and the Center as such is given and, finally, the final EUDP scheme for the project.

2012-01-01

 
 
 
 
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DISSEMINATING AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION THROUGH THE INTERNET: INDONESIAN CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL LIBRARY AND TECHNOLOGY DISSEMINATION EXPERIENCE  

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Full Text Available The Indonesian Center for Library and Technology Dissemination (ICALTD) has a duty to disseminate agricultural information to researchers, extension workers, academicians, and other general users. Previously, the dissemination was based on printed publications. However, along with the penetration and development of the internet, the method of dissemination has changed to ITC-based dissemination. CD/VCD and internet technology application plays an important role in ICALTD’s dissemination of agricultural information. The involvement of internet technology in the dissemination of agricultural information ranges from purchasing online electronic journals for the main library collection to electronic-based processing and internet-based services. Efforts to educate stakeholders, such as administrators, content providers, and users, are carried out to ensure the successful dissemination of agricultural information.

Bambang Winarko

2011-01-01

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Public Communication of Science and Technology in Museums and Interactive Centers in MedellÍn (Colombia)  

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Full Text Available Following the simple and complex deficit and democratic model approaches, this paper analyses the communication strategies applied in several museums and interactive centers —Parque Explora, Museo Interactivo Empresas Públicas de Medellín, Planetario Jesús Emilio Ramírez and Museo Universitario from the University of Antioquia in the city of Medellín—. We argue that communicating scientific and technological developments at a conjunctural moment —because of the pressure exerted by the demand side to bring knowledge within the reach of the man in the street— involves recognizing science and technology issues should not be conveyed in a language increasingly distanced from layman’s understanding and should allow for citizens’ critical thinking formation face to techno-scientific developments. By analysing the communication approaches mentioned above, we found significant obstacles to be overcome in the communication strategies applied by museum staff in order to come to an understanding of science and technology.

Silvia Inés Jiménez-G.; Marta C. Palácio-S

2010-01-01

163

Technology in an outpatient chemotherapy center and advanced practice nursing: observational study  

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Full Text Available Background. Advanced practice nursing (APN) requires nurses to support their knowledge and clinical experience in a nursing care model that delivers holistic and comprehensive care adjusted to the needs of each patient. Objetives. To identify the technological tools available to nurses in a chemotherapy unit, to select one of the specific technologies used and to generate a proposal that can be used in advanced practice. Methods. Data was collected using non-participant observation in an adult outpatient chemotherapy unit. Results. It was observed that nurses properly used hard technologies in their unit. In so far as hard-soft technologies, although there is a specialized knowledge in oncology, there is no theoretical framework associated to the nursing care provided. With regards to the use of soft technologies, their use seems to be related more with personal characteristics that a structured and conscious intervention. Conclusions. Technologies are tools that, coupled with nursing expertise, allow nurses to provide safe and effective care. The chemotherapy unit is a center where APN could be conducted. This study proposes enhancing patient-oriented care based on the knowledge of the discipline as expressed in three different models that are suggested, thus making it possible to state that advanced practice nursing is being provided to patients undergoing ambulatory chemotherapy.

Claudia Soto Núñez; Lissette Avilés Reinoso; María Carolina Robledo Osses

2012-01-01

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Development of modern nuclear energy technology at the Juelich Nuclear Research Center  

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The Juelich Nuclear Research Center with a staff of approximately 4500 persons is the largest of the thirteen national research laboratories in the Federal Republic of Germany. From its beginnings in the fifties, the Center has worked on a broad spectrum of research problems. Besides research and development for the peaceful uses of nuclear fission energy, also such topics as fusion research, solid-state physics, nuclear physics, medicine, and chemistry were pursued in Juelich. These major research activities were supplemented by others in the course of time and were adapted to changing requirements. Through its high mobility both in terms of research topics and of personnel, KFA helped importantly over the past few years to meet government research policy goals and current developments in science and industry. The last fundamental reorientation of the Center's research program took place in 1985 and 1986 after the discontinuation of the large spallation neutron source project. Long-term planning now includes a reorientation of the potential thus released to the sectors of fundamental research and information technology, materials research, and ecological research and technology. Energy research has lost somewhat in scope by comparison. (orig.).

1988-01-01

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About Aquatic Physical Therapy  

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Full Text Available ... to specialize in Aquatic PT? Water safety, risk management, and an understanding of hydrodynamic principles and various ... Aquatic Physical Therapy Program", you can get the management package that INCLUDES STATE-SPECIFIC information and how ...

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About Aquatic Physical Therapy  

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Full Text Available ... prevention, health, wellness and fitness of patient/client populations in an aquatic environment with or without the ... prevention, health, wellness and fitness of patient/client populations in an aquatic environment. The unique properties of ...

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About Aquatic Physical Therapy  

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Full Text Available ... can someone be required to be in the water? The Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute (ATRI) published ... nspf.org Can patients with HepatitisB and other water borne illnesses participate in aquatic therapy? There should ...

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About Aquatic Physical Therapy  

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Full Text Available ... Aquatic PT Section? Focus of research and study in the Section? Jean Irion wrote a nice article ... currently being conducted. What are the current trends in aquatic physical therapy? Trends vary depending on what ...

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About Aquatic Physical Therapy  

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Full Text Available ... the individual State Practice Acts. What kind of insurance should be considered for pools in aquatic PT ... Top Reimbursement Issues FAQs I need information on Medicare reimbursement of aquatic therapy services in my state. ...

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Annual report of Nuclear Technology and Education Center. April 1, 2004 - March 31, 2005  

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This annual report summarizes the activities of Nuclear Technology and Education Center (NuTEC) of Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI) in the fiscal year 2004. It describes not only the domestic and the international training activities, but also the technical development for the training courses and administrative matters. This period being the second fiscal year after the unification of Tokyo and Tokai Education Center, all the planned training courses have been finished successfully, and the number of trainees completing the courses was 1,165. In addition, preparative work has been performed in order to cooperate in Nuclear Professional School, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. Further, the maintenance and improvement of facilities and equipments for education have been made from the viewpoint of securing safety and comfortable working environment. (author)

2005-01-01

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United Technologies Research Center 8-kW prototype wind system. Final test report  

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The United Technologies Research Center 8 kW prototype wind system underwent testing at the Rocky Flats Small Wind Systems Test Center from April 1980 through August 1980. During atmospheric testing, the machine survived wind speeds of 30.8 m/s (69 mph) without incurring damage and proved it was capable of meeting the design specification for power production (8 kW at 9 m/s - 20 mph). Erratic cycling of the generator speed detector was the only operational problem encountered. Vibration tests indicated the first and second bending modes of the tower were excited during actual machine operation, but modifications were not required. Noise measurements revealed that sound pressure levels of the UTRC are within an acceptable range and should pose no barriers to machine use.

Higashi, K. K.

1981-09-01

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Economic Development Activities at the Young - Rainey Science, Technology, & Research (STAR) Center  

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Project mission was to mitigate the adverse economic effects of closing the U.S. Department of Energy's Pinellas Plant in Largo, Florida. This project was to facilitate the physical renovation of the plant and to help maintain and create jobs for the employees that worked at the plant when DOE terminated its operations. It also included finding and attracting high technology, industrial manufacturing and related firms to utilize the space and high tech equipment to remain at the plant. Stakeholders included the affected plant employees, local government and related public organizations, and businesses and universities in the Tampa Bay Florida area. The $17.6 million funded for this project helped produce 2,780 jobs at the Young - Rainey STAR Center at an average cost of $6,328. Rental income from STAR Center tenants and third party cash input amounted to approximately $66 million over the project period of 13.3 years.

Paul S. Sacco; Carl Smeigh; John Caponiti, Jr.

2008-06-30

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Aquatic plant communities  

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This report evaluates the expected responses of aquatic plants to elevated concentrations of atmospheric CO/sub 2/. We include aquatic plants with emergent foliage, as well as submersed macrophytes and microscopic algae and consider both freshwater and marine plants. We review known effects of inorganic carbon on aquatic plants, project the possible effects of a doubling in atmospheric CO/sub 2/ on aquatic plants, and discuss needed research on this problem. 192 references, 6 figures, 1 table.

Wetzel, R.G.; Grace, J.B.

1983-01-01

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Design and Key Technology of Gardening Information Management System Based on Data Center  

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Full Text Available To provide scientific management basis for the garden planning, project construction, maintenance, social service, this paper prompted that the urban gardening administration sectors need to construct gardening information management system. On the basis of fully requirements analysis of gardening sectors, this paper discussed the key technology for system construction. It also proposed to flexibly and smartly build up the system by using the secondary development design environment and running environment based on data center integration development platform. This system greatly helps the daily management and plays very important role in improving urban ecological environment and investment environment.

Xi-Guang Wang; Wei-Hua Lin; Wen Zeng

2010-01-01

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Electric Power Research Institute Environmental Control Technology Center Report to the Steering Committee  

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Operations and maintenance continued this month at the Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI?s) Environmental Control Technology Center (ECTC). Testing for the month involved the Dry Sorbent Injection (DSI) test block with the Carbon Injection System. The 1.0 MW Cold-Side Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) unit, the 0.4 MW Mini-Pilot Wet Scrubber, and the 4.0 MW Pilot Wet Scrubber remained idle this month in a cold-standby mode and were inspected regularly. These units remain available for testing as future project work is identified.

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1998-01-12

176

Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center Newly Generated Liquid Waste Demonstration Project Feasibility Study  

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A research, development, and demonstration project for the grouting of newly generated liquid waste (NGLW) at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center is considered feasible. NGLW is expected from process equipment waste, decontamination waste, analytical laboratory waste, fuel storage basin waste water, and high-level liquid waste evaporator condensate. The potential grouted waste would be classed as mixed low-level waste, stabilized and immobilized to meet RCRA LDR disposal in a grouting process in the CPP-604 facility, and then transported to the state.

2000-01-01

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Electric Power Research Institute Environmental Control Technology Center Report to the Steering Committee, July 1996  

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Operations and maintenance continued this month at the Electric Power Research Institute's Environmental Control Technology Center. Testing for the Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) test block was conducted using the Carbon Injection System (the 4.0 MW Spray Dryer Absorber System and the Pulse Jet Fabric Filter). Testing also continued across the B and W/CHX Heat Exchanger project. The 1.0 MW Cold-Side Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) unit and the 4.0 MW Pilot Wet Scrubber remained idle this month in a cold-standby mode. Inspections of these idled systems were conducted this month.

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1996-11-15

178

Role of health information technologies in the patient-centered medical home.  

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A national effort to reform primary care, known as the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), requires fulfillment of six standards determined by the National Committee for Quality Assurance to (1) enhance access and continuity, (2) identify and manage patient populations, (3) plan and manage care, (4) provide self-care and community support, (5) track and coordinate care, and (6) measure and improve performance. Information technologies play a vital role in the support of most, if not all, of these standards. However, given the newness of the PCMH, little is known on how health information technologies (HITs) have been employed to accomplish these objectives. This article will review the role of HITs, including electronic health records, web-based patient portals, telemedicine, and patient registries, with a focus on diabetes care, and how these technologies have been engaged in the establishment of the PCMH. In addition, we will discuss the benefits and potential risks and barriers to employing these technologies, including privacy and security concerns, as well as describe next steps for future work in this important area.

Kraschnewski JL; Gabbay RA

2013-01-01

179

Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center quarterly technical progress report for the period ending December 31, 1984  

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Late in 1984, the National Coal Technology Data Center was moved to a renovated facility devoted entirely to our developing capability in technical information management. The systems include the Liquefaction Technology Data Base (LTDB), the ASPEN system for process modeling and simulation, expert system development, and technical reports resulting from these activities. We have also added a data base on coal preparation technology that includes an information system and a computer simulator. Significant results are also starting to come in from a project we are sponsoring with Hydrocarbon Research, Incorporated (HRI) on a new technology concept for two-stage liquefaction. This particular method features 'close coupling' of the two stages to enhance overall process performance and, based on two runs made this quarter, appears to hold several advantages over some other techniques. In the area of coal preparation, our project in fused salt desulfurization at TRW is very encouraging. In the Magnetohydrodynamics program, work continued on the testing of the first stage of TRW's 50-megawatt coal-fired combustor. A number of the projects we are supporting in the area of advanced combustion systems are also starting to show promise. Finally, our in-house research and development combustion program has begun to look at new or existing residential combustion systems that can use coal directly or as a modified fuel form.

1985-01-01

180

DWPF [Defense Waste Processing Facility] canister impact testing and analyses for the Transportation Technology Center  

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A legal weight truck cask design has been developed for the US Department of Energy by GA Technologies, Inc. The cask will be used to transport defense high-level waste canisters produced by the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at the Savannah River Plant. The development of the cask required the collection of impact data for the DWPF canisters. The Materials Characterization Center (MCC) performed this work under the guidance of the Transportation Technology Center (TTC) at Sandia National Laboratories. Two full-scale DWPF canisters filled with nonradioactive borosilicate glass were impacted under ''normal'' and ''hypothetical'' accident conditions. Two canisters, supplied by the DWPF, were tested. Each canister was vertically dropped on the bottom end from a height of either 0.3 m or 9.1 m (for normal or hypothetical accident conditions, respectively). The structural integrity of each canister was then examined using helium leak and dye penetrant testing. The canisters' diameters and heights, which had been previously measured, were then remeasured to determine how the canister dimensions had changed. Following structural integrity testing, the canisters were flaw leak tested. For transportation flaw leak testing, four holes were fabricated into the shell of canister A-27 (0.3 m drop height). The canister was then transported a total distance of 2069 miles. During transport, the waste form material that fell from each flaw was collected to determine the amount of size distribution of each flaw release. 2 refs., 8 figs., 12 tabs.

1988-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Annual report of nuclear technology and education center. April 1, 2003 - March 31, 2004  

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This report summarizes the activities of Nuclear Technology and Education Center (NuTEC) is Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute in FY 2003. It includes the domestic educational activities and the international training activities mainly for Asia-Pacific region as well as the activities of the research and the development for training courses and administrative aspects. The courses yet carried out in Tokyo Education Center were begun to operate in the facilities of the Tokai Research Establishment. Aiming at carrying out training activities more effectively and efficiently, the training division system related to the training fields have started together with that. Most of the scheduled training courses for the FY2003 have been carried out as planned and the total number of the trainees completing the courses was 1,311. The building of the Tokyo Education Center was demolished and removed after the decontamination, decommissioning procedures. The land was returned to the land owner by the end of FY 2003. In addition to these activities, research and development for the improvement of education and training were carried out. (author)

2004-01-01

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An evaluation of the role played by remote sensing technology following the World Trade Center attack  

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Remote sensing technology has been widely recognized for contributing to emergency response efforts after the World Trade Center attack on September 11th, 2001. The need to coordinate activities in the midst of a dense, yet relatively small area, made the combination of imagery and mapped data strategically useful. This paper reviews the role played by aerial photography, satellite imagery, and LIDAR data at Ground Zero. It examines how emergency managers utilized these datasets, and identifies significant problems that were encountered. It goes on to explore additional ways in which imagery could have been used, while presenting recommendations for more effective use in future disasters and Homeland Security applications. To plan adequately for future events, it was important to capture knowledge from individuals who responded to the World Trade Center attack. In recognition, interviews with key emergency management and geographic information system (GIS) personnel provide the basis of this paper. Successful techniques should not be forgotten, or serious problems dismissed. Although widely used after September 11th, it is important to recognize that with better planning, remote sensing and GIS could have played an even greater role. Together with a data acquisition timeline, an expanded discussion of these issues is available in the MCEER/NSF report “Emergency Response in the Wake of the World Trade Center Attack; The Remote Sensing Perspective” (Huyck and Adams, 2002)

Huyck, Charles K.; Adams, Beverley J.; Kehrlein, David I.

2003-06-01

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Hyperspectral remote sensing protocol development for submerged aquatic vegetation in shallow waters  

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Submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) is an important indicator of freshwater and marine water quality in almost all shallow water aquatic environments. Throughout the world the diversity of submerged aquatic vegetation appears to be in decline, although sufficient historical data, of sufficient quantitative quality is lacking. Hyperspectral remote sensing technology, available from low altitude aircraft sensors, may provide a basis to improve upon existing photographic regional assessments and monitoring concerned with the aerial extent and coverage of SAV. In addition, modern low altitude remote sensing may also help in the development of environmental satellite requirements for future satellite payloads. This paper documents several important spectral reflectance signature features which may be useful in developing a protocol for remote sensing of SAV, and which is transferable to other shallow water aquatic habitats around the world. Specifically, we show that the shape or curvature of the spectral reflectance absorption feature centered near the chlorophyll absorption region of ~ 675 nm is strongly influenced not only by the relative backscatter region between 530-560 nm, but by a "submerged vegetation red edge" that appears in the 695 to 700 nm region in extremely high density vegetative areas in very shallow waters (= 0.5m depth). This "aquatic biomass red edge" is also observable in deeper waters where there is a shallow subsurface algal boom as demonstrated in this paper. Use of this submerged aquatic red edge feature will become an important component of SAV remote sensing in shallow aquatic habitats, as well as in phytoplankton-related water quality remote sensing applications of surface phytoplankton blooms.

Bostater, Charles R., Jr.; Ghir, Teddy; Bassetti, Luce; Hall, Carlton; Reyeier, E.; Lowers, R.; Holloway-Adkins, K.; Virnstein, Robert

2004-02-01

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Radiation technology facilities operating at the italian ENEA-Casaccia research center  

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The ENEA Casaccia Research Center, 20 km far from Rome, is the main Italian technological research Center, with more than 2000 scientists involved in several advanced research fields (materials, energy, environment, etc.). Within the frame of radiation technology, three main facilities are in service at full power at the Casaccia research Center: a 1 MW TRIGA Mark II reactor (RC-1); a 5 kW fast source reactor (TAPIRO); a 3.7 x 10{sup 15} Bq Cobalt-60 irradiation plant (CALLIOPE). Main R-D programmes carried out regard medical radioisotopes and radio trackers production, neutron radiography, neutron activation analysis, radiation damage analysis, neutron diffractometry, foodstuffs treatment, crosslinking processes, wastes (hazardous, chemical, hospital) processing. The paper provides a features description of utilized facilities and reports main present carried out projects. [Italiano] Il Centro Ricerca ENEA della casaccia, situato a 20 km circa da Roma, e` il maggiore centro di ricerca tecnologica italiano, con oltre 2000 ricercatori impegnati in numerosi campi di ricerca avanzata (materiali, energia, ambiente, etc.). Nell`ambito delle tecnologie di irraggiamento, sono presenti e pienamente funzionanti presso il C.R. Casaccia tre principali impianti: un reattore termico TRIGA mark II da 1 MW (RC-1); un reattore-sorgente veloce da 5 kW (TAPIRO); un impianto di irraggiamento a Cobalto-60 da 3.7. x 10{sup 15} Bq (CALLIOPE). I principali programmi R-D condotti riguardano la produzione di radioisotopi e radiotraccianti di utilizzo in campo medico, la radiografia neutronica, l`analisi per attivazione neutronica, l`analisi del danno da radiazioni, la diffrattometria neutronica, il trattamento di derrate alimentari, i processi di reticolazione polimerica, il trattamento di rifiuti (tossico-nocivi, chimici, ospedaliri). Il presente lavoro fornisce una descrizione tecnica degli impianti, nonche` indicazioni sui principali programmo condotti attualmente presso tali impienti.

Tata, A.; Festinesi, A.; Rosa, R. [ENEA, Centro Ricerche Casaccia, Rome (Italy). Dipt. Innovazione

1998-04-01

185

A Measurement Management Technology for Improving Energy Efficiency in Data Centers and Telecommunication Facilities  

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Data center (DC) electricity use is increasing at an annual rate of over 20% and presents a concern for the Information Technology (IT) industry, governments, and the society. A large fraction of the energy use is consumed by the compressor cooling to maintain the recommended operating conditions for IT equipment. The most common way to improve the DC efficiency is achieved by optimally provisioning the cooling power to match the global heat dissipation in the DC. However, at a more granular level, the large range of heat densities of today's IT equipment makes the task of provisioning cooling power optimized to the level of individual computer room air conditioning (CRAC) units much more challenging. Distributed sensing within a DC enables the development of new strategies to improve energy efficiency, such as hot spot elimination through targeted cooling, matching power consumption at rack level with workload schedule, and minimizing power losses. The scope of Measurement and Management Technologies (MMT) is to develop a software tool and the underlying sensing technology to provide critical decision support and control for DC and telecommunication facilities (TF) operations. A key aspect of MMT technology is integration of modeling tools to understand how changes in one operational parameter affect the overall DC response. It is demonstrated that reduced ordered models for DC can generate, in less than 2 seconds computational time, a three dimensional thermal model in a 50 kft{sup 2} DC. This rapid modeling enables real time visualization of the DC conditions and enables 'what if' scenarios simulations to characterize response to 'disturbances'. One such example is thermal zone modeling that matches the cooling power to the heat generated at a local level by identifying DC zones cooled by a specific CRAC. Turning off a CRAC unit can be simulated to understand how the other CRAC utilization changes and how server temperature responds. Several new sensing technologies were added to the existing MMT platform: (1) air contamination (corrosion) sensors, (2) power monitoring, and (3) a wireless environmental sensing network. All three technologies are built on cost effective sensing solutions that increase the density of sensing points and enable high resolution mapping of DCs. The wireless sensing solution enables Air Conditioning Unit (ACU) control while the corrosion sensor enables air side economization and can quantify the risk of IT equipment failure due to air contamination. Validation data for six test sites demonstrate that leveraging MMT energy efficiency solutions combined with industry best practices results in an average of 20% reduction in cooling energy, without major infrastructure upgrades. As an illustration of the unique MMT capabilities, a data center infrastructure efficiency (DCIE) of 87% (industry best operation) was achieved. The technology is commercialized through IBM System and Technology Lab Services that offers MMT as a solution to improve DC energy efficiency. Estimation indicates that deploying MMT in existing DCs can results in an 8 billion kWh savings and projection indicates that constant adoption of MMT can results in obtainable savings of 44 billion kWh in 2035. Negotiations are under way with business partners to commercialize/license the ACU control technology and the new sensor solutions (corrosion and power sensing) to enable third party vendors and developers to leverage the energy efficiency solutions.

Hendrik Hamann, Levente Klein

2012-06-28

186

A proposal for improving data center management through strategic implementation of Server virtualization technology to support Malaysian Nuclear Agency's activities  

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[en] Management of servers in Nuclear Malaysia's data center poses a big challenge to IT Center as well as to the general management. Traditional server management techniques have been used to provide reliable and continuous support for the ever increasing services and applications demanded by researchers and the other staffs of Nuclear Malaysia. Data centers are cost centers which need logistical support such as electricity, air conditioning, room space, manpower and other resources. To save cost and comply with Green Technology while maintaining or improving the level of services, a new concept called server virtualization is proposed and a feasibility study of this technology has been initiated to explore its potential to accommodate IT centers ever demanding services while reducing the need for such logistical supports, hence adhering to the Green IT concept. Server virtualization is a new technology where a single high performance physical server can host multiple high processing services, and different types operating systems with different hardware and software requirements which are traditionally performed by multiple server machines. This paper briefly explains server virtualization concepts, tools and techniques and proposes an implementation strategy of the technology for Nuclear Malaysia's data center. (author)

2010-01-01

187

Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Center for Hybrid Electric Drivetrains and Control Strategies  

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Beginning the fall semester of 1999, The University of Maryland, Departments of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research served as a U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Center for Hybrid Electric Drivetrains and Control Strategies. A key goal was to produce a graduate level education program that educated and prepared students to address the technical challenges of designing and developing hybrid electric vehicles, as they progressed into the workforce. A second goal was to produce research that fostered the advancement of hybrid electric vehicles, their controls, and other related automotive technologies. Participation ended at the University of Maryland after the 2004 fall semester. Four graduate courses were developed and taught during the course of this time, two of which evolved into annually-taught undergraduate courses, namely Vehicle Dynamics and Control Systems Laboratory. Five faculty members from Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and the Institute for Systems Research participated. Four Ph.D. degrees (two directly supported and two indirectly supported) and seven Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering resulted from the research conducted. Research topics included thermoelectric waste heat recovery, fuel cell modeling, pre- and post-transmission hybrid powertrain control and integration, hybrid transmission design, H{sub 2}-doped combustion, and vehicle dynamics. Many of the participating students accepted positions in the automotive industry or government laboratories involved in automotive technology work after graduation. This report discusses the participating faculty, the courses developed and taught, research conducted, the students directly and indirectly supported, and the publication list. Based on this collection of information, the University of Maryland firmly believes that the key goal of the program was met and that the majority of the participating students are now contributing to the advancement of automotive technology in this country.

David Holloway

2005-09-30

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Health information technology capacity at federally qualified health centers: a mechanism for improving quality of care  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background The adoption of health information technology has been recommended as a viable mechanism for improving quality of care and patient health outcomes. However, the capacity of health information technology (i.e., availability and use of multiple and advanced functionalities), particularly in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) on improving quality of care is not well understood. We examined associations between health information technology (HIT) capacity at FQHCs and quality of care, measured by the receipt of discharge summary, frequency of patients receiving reminders/notifications for preventive care/follow-up care, and timely appointment for specialty care. Methods The analyses used 2009 data from the National Survey of Federally Qualified Health Centers. The study included 776 of the FQHCs that participated in the survey. We examined the extent of HIT use and tested the hypothesis that level of HIT capacity is associated with quality of care. Multivariable logistic regressions, reporting unadjusted and adjusted odds ratios, were used to examine whether ‘FQHCs’ HIT capacity’ is associated with the outcome measures. Results The results showed a positive association between health information technology capacity and quality of care. FQHCs with higher HIT capacity were significantly more likely to have improved quality of care, measured by the receipt of discharge summaries (OR=1.43; CI=1.01, 2.40), the use of a patient notification system for preventive and follow-up care (OR=1.74; CI=1.23, 2.45), and timely appointment for specialty care (OR=1.77; CI=1.24, 2.53). Conclusions Our findings highlight the promise of HIT in improving quality of care, particularly for vulnerable populations who seek care at FQHCs. The results also show that FQHCs may not be maximizing the benefits of HIT. Efforts to implement HIT must include strategies that facilitate the implementation of comprehensive and advanced functionalities, as well as promote meaningful use of these systems. Further examination of the role of health information systems in clinical decision-making and improvements in patient outcomes are needed to better understand the benefits of HIT in improving overall quality of care.

Frimpong Jemima A; Jackson Bradford E; Stewart LaShonda M; Singh Karan P; Rivers Patrick A; Bae Sejong

2013-01-01

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Health information technology capacity at federally qualified health centers: a mechanism for improving quality of care.  

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BACKGROUND: The adoption of health information technology has been recommended as a viable mechanism for improving quality of care and patient health outcomes. However, the capacity of health information technology (i.e., availability and use of multiple and advanced functionalities), particularly in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) on improving quality of care is not well understood. We examined associations between health information technology (HIT) capacity at FQHCs and quality of care, measured by the receipt of discharge summary, frequency of patients receiving reminders/notifications for preventive care/follow-up care, and timely appointment for specialty care. METHODS: The analyses used 2009 data from the National Survey of Federally Qualified Health Centers. The study included 776 of the FQHCs that participated in the survey. We examined the extent of HIT use and tested the hypothesis that level of HIT capacity is associated with quality of care. Multivariable logistic regressions, reporting unadjusted and adjusted odds ratios, were used to examine whether 'FQHCs' HIT capacity' is associated with the outcome measures. RESULTS: The results showed a positive association between health information technology capacity and quality of care. FQHCs with higher HIT capacity were significantly more likely to have improved quality of care, measured by the receipt of discharge summaries (OR=1.43; CI=1.01, 2.40), the use of a patient notification system for preventive and follow-up care (OR=1.74; CI=1.23, 2.45), and timely appointment for specialty care (OR=1.77; CI=1.24, 2.53). CONCLUSIONS: Our findings highlight the promise of HIT in improving quality of care, particularly for vulnerable populations who seek care at FQHCs. The results also show that FQHCs may not be maximizing the benefits of HIT. Efforts to implement HIT must include strategies that facilitate the implementation of comprehensive and advanced functionalities, as well as promote meaningful use of these systems. Further examination of the role of health information systems in clinical decision-making and improvements in patient outcomes are needed to better understand the benefits of HIT in improving overall quality of care.

Frimpong JA; Jackson BE; Stewart LM; Singh KP; Rivers PA; Bae S

2013-01-01

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Annual report of Nuclear Technology and Education Center (April 1, 2005 - March 31, 2006)  

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This report summarizes the activities of the Nuclear Technology and Education Center (NuTEC) of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) in the fiscal year 2005. On unification of JAERI and JNC on October, 2005, the former NuTEC of JAERI and the Human Resources Development Section of JNC were reorganized as the new NuTEC. Concomitantly, the training courses on nuclear emergency preparedness, held at the former NuTEC, was transferred to NEAT, JAEA, and the management related to university cooperation was assigned as one of the tasks of the new NuTEC. In total, the number of trainees for the general domestic training courses was 652, while that for the staff technical training courses was 616. The international training courses have also been carried out as planned. In addition, supportive activities for the Nuclear Professional School of Tokyo University, commenced in April, 2005, have been made mainly concerning the experimental exercises for the students. (author)

2006-01-01

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Environment, Safety and Health Progress Assessment of the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC)  

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This report documents the result of the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) Progress Assessment of the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) in Morgantown, West Virginia. METC is currently a research and development facility, managed by DOE`s Office of Fossil Energy. Its goal is to focus energy research and development to develop engineered fossil fuel systems, that are economically viable and environmentally sound, for commercial application. There is clear evidence that, since the 1991 Tiger Team Assessment, substantial progress has been made by both FE and METC in most aspects of their ES&H program. The array of new and restructured organizations, systems, and programs at FE and METC; increased assignments of staff to support these initiatives; extensive training activities; and the maturing planning processes, all reflect a discernable, continuous improvement in the quality of the ES&H performance.

1993-08-01

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Electric Power Research Institute, Environmental Control Technology Center report to the Steering Committee. Final technical report  

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Operations and maintenance continued this month at the Electric Power Research Institute`s Environmental Control Technology Center. Testing on the 4.0 MW Pilot Wet FGD unit continued this month with the Trace Element Removal (TER) test block, and a simultaneous testing of the Lime Forced Oxidation process with DBA addition (LDG). At the end of the month, a series of Duct Injection tests began in a study to determine the efficiencies of alkaline injection for removing trace elements (mercury). On the Cold-Side Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) unit, low temperature performance testing continued this month as measurements were taken for NO{sub x} removal efficiency, residual ammonia slip, and SO{sub 3} generation across the catalysts installed in the SCR reactor. This report describes the status of the facilities and test activities at the pilot and mini-pilot plants.

NONE

1995-07-01

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Current Development of Nuclear Thermal Propulsion technologies at the Center for Space Nuclear Research  

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Nuclear power and propulsion has been considered for space applications since the 1950s. Between 1955 and 1972 the US built and tested over twenty nuclear reactors / rocket engines in the Rover/NERVA programs1. The Aerojet Corporation was the prime contractor for the NERVA program. Modern changes in environmental laws present challenges for the redevelopment of the nuclear rocket. Recent advances in fuel fabrication and testing options indicate that a nuclear rocket with a fuel composition that is significantly different from those of the NERVA project can be engineered; this may be needed to ensure public support and compliance with safety requirements. The Center for Space Nuclear Research (CSNR) is pursuing a number of technologies, modeling and testing processes to further the development of safe, practical and affordable nuclear thermal propulsion systems.

Robert C. O' Brien; Steven K. Cook; Nathan D. Jerred; Steven D. Howe; Ronald Samborsky; Daniel Brasuell

2012-09-01

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A multi-center ring trial of allergen analysis using fluorescent multiplex array technology.  

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BACKGROUND: Consistent performance of allergen assays is essential to ensure reproducibility of exposure assessments for investigations of asthma and occupational allergic disease. This study evaluated intra- and inter-laboratory reproducibility of a fluorescent multiplex array, which simultaneously measures eight indoor allergens in a single reaction well. METHODS: A multi-center study was performed in nine laboratories in the US and Europe to determine the inter-laboratory variability of an 8-plex array for dust mite, cat, dog, rat, mouse and cockroach allergens. Aliquots of 151 dust extract samples were sent to participating centers and analyzed by each laboratory on three separate occasions. Agreement within and between laboratories was calculated by the concordance correlation coefficient (CCC). RESULTS: Results were obtained for over 32,000 individual allergen measurements. Levels covered a wide range for all allergens from below the lower limit of detection (LLOD = 0.1-9.8 ng/ml) to higher than 6800 ng/ml for all allergens except Mus m 1, which was up to 1700 ng/ml. Results were reproducible within as well as between laboratories. Within laboratories, 94% of CCC were ? 0.90, and 80% of intra-laboratory results fell within a 10% coefficient of variance (CV%). Results between laboratories also showed highly significant positive correlations for all allergens (~0.95, p<0.001). Overall means of results were comparable, and inter-laboratory CV% for all allergens except Rat n 1 ranged between 17.6% and 26.6%. CONCLUSION: The data indicate that performance criteria for fluorescent multiplex array technology are reproducible within and between laboratories. Multiplex technology provides standardized and consistent allergen measurements that will streamline environmental exposure assessments in allergic disease.

King EM; Filep S; Smith B; Platts-Mills T; Hamilton RG; Schmechel D; Sordillo JE; Milton D; van Ree R; Krop EJ; Heederik DJ; Metwali N; Thorne PS; Zeldin DC; Sever ML; Calatroni A; Arbes SJ Jr; Mitchell HE; Chapman MD

2013-01-01

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DWPF (Defense Waste Processing Facility) canister impact testing and analyses for the Transportation Technology Center  

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A legal weight truck cask design has been developed for the US Department of Energy by GA Technologies, Inc. The cask will be used to transport defense high-level waste canisters produced by the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at the Savannah River Plant. The development of the cask required the collection of impact data for the DWPF canisters. The Materials Characterization Center (MCC) performed this work under the guidance of the Transportation Technology Center (TTC) at Sandia National Laboratories. Two full-scale DWPF canisters filled with nonradioactive borosilicate glass were impacted under ''normal'' and ''hypothetical'' accident conditions. Two canisters, supplied by the DWPF, were tested. Each canister was vertically dropped on the bottom end from a height of either 0.3 m or 9.1 m (for normal or hypothetical accident conditions, respectively). The structural integrity of each canister was then examined using helium leak and dye penetrant testing. The canisters' diameters and heights, which had been previously measured, were then remeasured to determine how the canister dimensions had changed. Following structural integrity testing, the canisters were flaw leak tested. For transportation flaw leak testing, four holes were fabricated into the shell of canister A-27 (0.3 m drop height). The canister was then transported a total distance of 2069 miles. During transport, the waste form material that fell from each flaw was collected to determine the amount of size distribution of each flaw release. 2 refs., 8 figs., 12 tabs.

Farnsworth, R.K.; Mishima, J.

1988-12-01

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Informal science educators network project Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated. Final report  

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Funding from the Department of Energy and the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project have helped the Association of Science-technology Centers Incorporated (ASTC) to establish and sustain an on-line community of informal science educators nationwide. The Project, called the Informal Science Educators Network Project (ISEN), is composed primarily of informal science educators and exhibit developers from science centers, museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, parks, and nature centers. Although museum-based professionals represent the majority of subscribers to ISEN, also involved are some classroom teachers and teacher educators from colleges and universities. Common to all ISEN participants is a commitment to school and science education reform. Specifically, funding from the Department of Energy helped to boot strap the effort, providing Barrier Reduction Vouchers to 123 educators that enabled them participate in ISEN. Among the major accomplishments of the Project are these: (1) assistance to 123 informal science educators to attend Internet training sessions held in connection with the Project and/or purchase hardware and software that linked them to the Internet; (2) Internet training for 153 informal science educators; (3) development of a listserv which currently has over 180 subscribers--an all-time high; (4) opportunity to participate in four web chats involving informal science educators with noted researchers; (5) development of two sites on the World Wide Web linking informal science educators to Internet resources; (6) creation of an on-line collection of over 40 articles related to inquiry-based teaching and science education reform. In order to continue the momentum of the Project, ASTC has requested from the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science project a no/cost extension through December 1997.

NONE

1997-05-09

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The influence of technology on the performance of Brazilian call centers/ A influência da tecnologia no desempenho dos call centers Brasileiros  

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Full Text Available Abstract in portuguese Os call centers (CC) têm mostrado constante evolução com o decorrer do tempo. Existe um uso intensivo de tecnologia nos CCs. No entanto, nem sempre para um lado positivo. O artigo é baseado em um survey feito com 103 empresas brasileiras que possuem ou provêm serviços de call center e procura verificar a contribuição da tecnologia sobre quatro distintas dimensões: redução de custos, relacionamento com clientes, canais de comunicação e monitoramento dos empreg (more) ados. O referencial teórico utilizado é bastante eclético baseando-se em considerações estratégicas, informações das áreas técnicas de telecomunicações e tecnologia da informação, marketing em especial à área de relacionamento com clientes e, principalmente, de vários estudos nacionais e internacionais que vêm sendo desenvolvidos a respeito do atendimento e satisfação dos clientes. Os resultados mostram que o uso intenso de tecnologia não significa uma melhoria geral no desempenho de atendimento em todas as dimensões avaliadas e que escolhas precisam ser feitas por algumas dimensões em detrimento de outras. Abstract in english Call centers (CCs) show an evolution over the course of time. There is an intensive use of technology in CCs, although not always a positive side. The article is based on a survey carried out among the 103 Brazilian companies that have come (falta algum complemento, não conseguimos entender a frase) and call center services and seeks to verify the contribution of technology in four distinct dimensions: cost reduction, customer relations, communication channels and monito (more) ring of employees. The theoretical framework is eclectic based on strategic considerations, details of the technical areas of telecommunications and information technology, marketing. It focus particularly in the area of customer relations and especially of various national and international studies that have been developed regarding service and customer satisfaction. The results show that heavy use of technology does not mean a general improvement in performance in all dimensions assessed and some dimensions choices to be made over others.

Gião, Paulo Roberto; Borini, Felipe Mendes; Oliveira Júnior, Moacir de Miranda

2010-01-01

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Current state of information technologies for the clinical research enterprise across academic medical centers.  

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Information technology (IT) to support clinical research has steadily grown over the past 10 years. Many new applications at the enterprise level are available to assist with the numerous tasks necessary in performing clinical research. However, it is not clear how rapidly this technology is being adopted or whether it is making an impact upon how clinical research is being performed. The Clinical Research Forum's IT Roundtable performed a survey of 17 representative academic medical centers (AMCs) to understand the adoption rate and implementation strategies within this field. The results were compared with similar surveys from 4 and 6 years ago. We found the adoption rate for four prominent areas of IT-supported clinical research had increased remarkably, specifically regulatory compliance, electronic data capture for clinical trials, data repositories for secondary use of clinical data, and infrastructure for supporting collaboration. Adoption of other areas of clinical research IT was more irregular with wider differences between AMCs. These differences appeared to be partially due to a set of openly available applications that have emerged to occupy an important place in the landscape of clinical research enterprise-level support at AMC's. PMID:22686207

Murphy, Shawn N; Dubey, Anil; Embi, Peter J; Harris, Paul A; Richter, Brent G; Turisco, Fran; Weber, Griffin M; Tcheng, James E; Keogh, Diane

2012-02-23

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Current state of information technologies for the clinical research enterprise across academic medical centers.  

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Information technology (IT) to support clinical research has steadily grown over the past 10 years. Many new applications at the enterprise level are available to assist with the numerous tasks necessary in performing clinical research. However, it is not clear how rapidly this technology is being adopted or whether it is making an impact upon how clinical research is being performed. The Clinical Research Forum's IT Roundtable performed a survey of 17 representative academic medical centers (AMCs) to understand the adoption rate and implementation strategies within this field. The results were compared with similar surveys from 4 and 6 years ago. We found the adoption rate for four prominent areas of IT-supported clinical research had increased remarkably, specifically regulatory compliance, electronic data capture for clinical trials, data repositories for secondary use of clinical data, and infrastructure for supporting collaboration. Adoption of other areas of clinical research IT was more irregular with wider differences between AMCs. These differences appeared to be partially due to a set of openly available applications that have emerged to occupy an important place in the landscape of clinical research enterprise-level support at AMC's.

Murphy SN; Dubey A; Embi PJ; Harris PA; Richter BG; Turisco F; Weber GM; Tcheng JE; Keogh D

2012-06-01

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Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) (formerly ICPP) ash reutilization study  

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[en] Since 1984, the coal-fired plant at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC, formerly Idaho Chemical Processing Plant) has been generating fly ash at a rate of approximately 1,000 tons per year. This ash is hydrated and placed in an ash bury pit near the coal-fired plant. The existing ash bury pit will be full in less than 1 year at its present rate of use. A conceptual design to build a new ash bury pit was completed, and the new pit is estimated to cost $1.7 million. This report evaluates ash reutilization alternatives that propose to eliminate this waste stream and save the $1.7 million required to build a new pit. The alternatives include using ash for landfill day cover, concrete admixture, flowable fill, soil stabilization, waste remediation, and carbon recovery technology. Both physical and chemical testing, under the guidance of the American Society for Testing and Materials, have been performed on ash from the existing pit and from different steps within the facility's processes. The test results have been evaluated, compared to commercial ash, and are discussed as they relate to reutilization alternatives. This study recommends that the ash be used in flowable fill concrete for Deactivation and Demolition work at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory

1998-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Plutonium in aquatic organisms  

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A bibliography and compiled data are presented on plutonium uptake by aquatic organisms. The author surveys the behaviour of plutonium isotopes in marine, fresh water and estuarine environments. Subsequently are considered: plants, crustaceans, molluscs, fish, annelids, echinoderms and insects. Finally, the behaviour of plutonium in aquatic food chains is considered. (G.J.P.).

1984-01-01

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Aquatic biology studies  

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Aquatic biology studies focused on studying the hydrothermal effects of Par Pond reservoir on periphyton, plankton, zooplankton, macrophytes, human pathogens, and microbial activity; the variability between the artificial streams of the Flowing Streams Laboratory and Upper Three Runs Creek; and the bacterial production of methane in Savannah River Plant aquatic systems

1976-01-01

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The OCHIN community information network: bringing together community health centers, information technology, and data to support a patient-centered medical village.  

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Creating integrated, comprehensive care practices requires access to data and informatics expertise. Information technology (IT) resources are not readily available to individual practices. One model of shared IT resources and learning is a "patient-centered medical village." We describe the OCHIN Community Health Information Network as an example of this model; community practices have come together collectively to form an organization that leverages shared IT expertise, resources, and data, providing members with the means to fully capitalize on new technologies that support improved care. This collaborative facilitates the identification of "problem sheds" through surveillance of network-wide data, enables shared learning regarding best practices, and provides a "community laboratory" for practice-based research. As an example of a community of solution, OCHIN uses health IT and data-sharing innovations to enhance partnerships between public health leaders, clinicians in community health centers, informatics experts, and policy makers. OCHIN community partners benefit from the shared IT resource (eg, a linked electronic health record, centralized data warehouse, informatics, and improvement expertise). This patient-centered medical village provides (1) the collective mechanism to build community-tailored IT solutions, (2) "neighbors" to share data and improvement strategies, and (3) infrastructure to support innovations based on electronic health records across communities, using experimental approaches.

Devoe JE; Sears A

2013-05-01

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A Tale of Two Libraries: How Two Library Media Centers Seamlessly Integrate Curriculum, Information Literacy, and Technology  

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The author discusses how two library media centers seamlessly integrate curriculum, information literacy, and technology. Dale Hodges is a library chairperson, a role that carries clout in the William Floyd School District, where the library is a full-fledged department. Located on Long Island in New York, the district has eight schools, more than…

Gold, Stephanie

2005-01-01

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Annual report of Nuclear Technology and Education Center. April 1, 2008 - March 31, 2009  

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This annual report summarizes the activities of Nuclear Technology and Education Center (NuTEC) of Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) in the fiscal year 2008. This year is the 50th anniversary of NuTEC since the starting of the first training course in January, 1958 at the Radioisotope-School in Tokyo. On this occasion, a commemorative symposium was held and attended by around 150 participants. NuTEC flexibly designed and conducted out new training courses upon requests while conducting the annually scheduled training programs. In spite of some cancellations in an economic downturn, the number of trainees who completed the domestic training courses was 404, and that of those who completed the staff technical training courses was 862. As a result, the total number of trainees during this period grew over the previous fiscal year. 'Nuclear Training for METI Inspectors' was newly offered and also 'Qualification Course for the 3rd class radiation protection supervisor' was held at Tsuruga Technical High School. JAEA continued its cooperative activities with universities; cooperation with graduate school of University of Tokyo, cooperative graduate school program with 14 graduate schools and one under-graduate school, and newly began to cooperate with Tsuyama National College of Technology. JAEA also continued cooperative activities with Nuclear HRD Program initiated by MEXT and METI implemented in 2007. The joint course has continued networking with five universities including newly two universities utilizing the Japan Nuclear Education Network (JNEN). International cooperation was also conducted as scheduled. The joint training course and the instructor training program were conducted bilaterally with Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. JAEA exchanged a memorandum with CEA/INSTN and initiated preparatory work for on internship student from INSTN. Moreover, JAEA newly joined European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN) and began to prepare for new international training courses. (author)

2010-01-01

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Deep Vadose Zone Applied Field Research Center: Transformational Technology Development For Environmental Remediation  

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[en] DOE-EM, Office of Groundwater and Soil Remediation and DOE Richland, in collaboration with the Hanford site and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, have established the Deep Vadose Zone Applied Field Research Center (DVZ-AFRC). The DVZ-AFRC leverages DOE investments in basic science from the Office of Science, applied research from DOE EM Office of Technology Innovation and Development, and site operation (e.g., site contractors [CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Contractor and Washington River Protection Solutions], DOE-EM RL and ORP) in a collaborative effort to address the complex region of the deep vadose zone. Although the aim, goal, motivation, and contractual obligation of each organization is different, the integration of these activities into the framework of the DVZ-AFRC brings the resources and creativity of many to provide sites with viable alternative remedial strategies to current baseline approaches for persistent contaminants and deep vadose zone contamination. This cooperative strategy removes stove pipes, prevents duplication of efforts, maximizes resources, and facilitates development of the scientific foundation needed to make sound and defensible remedial decisions that will successfully meet the target cleanup goals for one of DOE EM's most intractable problems, in a manner that is acceptable by regulators.

2011-03-03

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Annual report of Nuclear Technology and Education Center. April 1, 2007-March 31, 2008  

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This annual report summarizes the activities of Nuclear Technology and Education Center (NuTEC) of Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) in the fiscal year 2007. This is the third year since the inauguration of JAEA, and NuTEC now flexibly designs and carries out training courses upon request while carrying out the annually scheduled training programs. During this period, the number of trainees completing the domestic training courses was 466, and that for staff technical training was 694. Three prep-examination training courses for '1st class radiation protection supervisor', 'Nuclear fuel protection supervisor' and 'Professional engineer on nuclear and radiation' which were opened only for staff members were newly opened to the public. JAEA continued its cooperative activities with universities; cooperation with graduate school of University of Tokyo, cooperative graduate school program with 14 graduate schools and 1 under-graduate school, and Nuclear HRD Program initiated by MEXT and METI implemented since 2007. Joint course has started networking 3 universities utilizing the Japan Nuclear Education Network, and trial experimental courses for students from newly participating universities were offered. International cooperation was also conducted as scheduled. Joint training course and Instructor training program were carried out bilaterally with Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. Human Resources Development Workshop under the Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia was arranged, and Asian Nuclear Training and Education Program to enhance the matching of the needs and available training program of the participating countries were discussed. (author)

2009-01-01

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Environmental Survey preliminary report, Morgantown Energy Technology Center, Morgantown, West Virginia  

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This report presents the preliminary findings from the first phase of the Environmental Survey of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) conducted November 30 through December 4, 1987. In addition, the preliminary findings of the Laramie Project Office (LPO) Survey, which was conducted as part of the METC Survey on January 25 through 29, 1988, are presented in Appendices E and F. The Survey is being conducted by an interdisciplinary team of environmental specialists, led and managed by the Office of Environment, Safety and Health's Office of Environmental Audit. Individual team components are outside experts being supplied by a private contractor. The objective of the Survey is to identify environmental problems and areas of environmental risk associated with METC. The Survey covers all environmental media and all areas of environmental regulation. It is being performed in accordance with the DOE Environmental Survey Manual. The on-site phase of the Survey involves the review of existing site environmental data, observations of the operations carried on at METC, and interviews with site personnel. The Survey team developed a Sampling and Analysis Plan to assist in further assessing certain environmental problems identified during its on-site activities at METC. The Sampling and Analysis Plan will be executed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). When completed, the results will be incorporated into the METC Environmental Survey Interim Report. The Interim Report will reflect the final determinations of the Survey METC. 60 refs., 28 figs., 43 tabs.

1988-06-01

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Addendum to the Calcined Waste Storage at the Idaho Nuclear Technology Center  

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This report is an addendum to the report Calcined Waste Storage at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center, INEEL/EXT-98-00455 Rev. 1, June 2003. The original report provided a summary description of the Calcined Solids Storage Facilities (CSSFs). It also contained dozens of pages of detailed data tables documenting the volume and composition (chemical content and radionuclide activity) of the calcine stored in the CSSFs and the liquid waste from which the calcine was derived. This addendum report compiles the calcine composition data from the original report. It presents the compiled data in a graphical format with units (weight percent, curies per cubic meter, and nanocuries per gram) that are commonly used in regulatory and waste acceptance criteria documents. The compiled data are easier to use and understand when comparing the composition of the calcine with potential regulatory or waste acceptance criteria. This addendum report also provides detailed explanations for the large variability in the calcine composition among the CSSFs. The calcine composition varies as a result of reprocessing different types of fuel that had different cladding materials. Different chemicals were used to dissolve the various types of fuel, extract the uranium, and calcine the resulting waste. This resulted in calcine with variable compositions. This addendum report also identifies a few trace chemicals and radionuclides for which the accuracy of the amounts estimated to be in the calcine could be improved by making adjustments to the assumptions and methods used in making the estimates.

M. D. Staiger; Michael Swenson; T. R. Thomas

2004-05-01

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The development of urban renewable energy at the existential technology research center (ETRC) in Toronto, Canada  

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This paper presents new forms of urban renewable energy, in particular, the integration of solar and wind power into the industrial and commercial buildings with flat roofs which populate a city's downtown core. This combination of renewable energy passively adapts to pre-existing structures and exploits them to their full advantage. The working prototypes presented aim to introduce an element of multi-functionality to building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), creating systems which produce energy while meeting required needs and desirable features of urban buildings. We also explore the combination of wind energy and various energy efficiency initiatives with BIPV designs. Our energy efficiency initiatives include a new method of generating the perception of natural sunlight from artificial light and brainwave controlled lighting that dims automatically when occupants' concentration is lowered. These efforts result in an environment that celebrates the existential notion of self-empowerment through reducing energy consumption and having control over one's own energy production. Our discussion follows into market considerations of our BIPV designs and how project costs are lowered and space is conserved, assets when designing for urban locations. The test site for the development of urban renewable energy is the Existential Technology Research Center (ETRC), located in downtown Toronto, Canada. (author)

Mann, Steve; Harris, Isaac; Harris, Joshua [University of Toronto, 10 King' s College Road, Toronto, ON (Canada)

2006-12-15

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Electric Power Research Institute, Environmental Control Technology Center report to the steering committee. Final technical report  

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Operations and maintenance continued this month at the Electric Power Research Institute`s Environmental Control Technology Center. Testing on the 4.0 MW Pilot Wet FGD unit continued with the Pilot High Velocity FGD (PHV) and the Trace Element Removal (TER) test blocks. In the High Velocity test block, SO{sub 2} removal and mist eliminator carryover rates were investigated while operating the absorber unit with various spray nozzle types and vertical mist eliminator sections. During the Trace Element Removal test block, the mercury measurements and control studies involving the EPA Method 29 continued with testing of several impinger capture solutions, and the use of activated carbon injection across the Pulse-Jet Fabric Filter (PJFF) unit. The 4.0 MW Spray Dryer Absorber System was utilized this month in the TER test configuration to inject and transfer activated carbon to the PJFF bags for downstream mercury capture. Work also began in December to prepare the 0.4 MW Mini-Pilot Absorber system for receipt of the B and W Condensing Heat Exchanger (CHX) unit to be used in the 1996 DOE/PRDA testing. The 1.0 MW Cold-Side Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) unit remained in cold-standby this month.

NONE

1995-12-01

212

The Chicago Center for Green Technology: life-cycle assessment of a brownfield redevelopment project  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] The sustainable development of brownfields reflects a fundamental, yet logical, shift in thinking and policymaking regarding pollution prevention. Life-cycle assessment (LCA) is a tool that can be used to assist in determining the conformity of brownfield development projects to the sustainability paradigm. LCA was applied to the process of a real brownfield redevelopment project, now known as the Chicago Center for Green Technology, to determine the cumulative energy required to complete the following redevelopment stages: (1) brownfield assessment and remediation, (2) building rehabilitation and site development and (3) ten years of operation. The results of the LCA have shown that operational energy is the dominant life-cycle stage after ten years of operation. The preservation and rehabilitation of the existing building, the installation of renewable energy systems (geothermal and photovoltaic) on-site and the use of more sustainable building products resulted in 72 terajoules (TJ) of avoided energy impacts, which would provide 14 years of operational energy for the site. (letter)

2013-01-01

213

Calcined Waste Storage at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center  

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This comprehensive report provides definitive volume, mass, and composition (chemical and radioactivity) of calcined waste stored at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center. Calcine composition data are required for regulatory compliance (such as permitting and waste disposal), future treatment of the caline, and shipping the calcine to an off-Site-facility (such as a geologic repository). This report also contains a description of the calcine storage bins. The Calcined Solids Storage Facilities (CSSFs) were designed by different architectural engineering firms and built at different times. Each CSSF has a unique design, reflecting varying design criteria and lessons learned from historical CSSF operation. The varying CSSF design will affect future calcine retrieval processes and equipment. Revision 4 of this report presents refinements and enhancements of calculations concerning the composition, volume, mass, chemical content, and radioactivity of calcined waste produced and stored within the CSSFs. The historical calcine samples are insufficient in number and scope of analysis to fully characterize the entire inventory of calcine in the CSSFs. Sample data exist for all the liquid wastes that were calcined. This report provides calcine composition data based on liquid waste sample analyses, volume of liquid waste calcined, calciner operating data, and CSSF operating data using several large Microsoft Excel (Microsoft 2003) databases and spreadsheets that are collectively called the Historical Processing Model. The calcine composition determined by this method compares favorably with historical calcine sample data.

Staiger, M. Daniel, Swenson, Michael C.

2011-09-01

214

DC Pro Software Tool Suite, Data Center Fact Sheet, Industrial Technologies Program  

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This fact sheet describes how DOE's Data Center Energy Profiler (DC Pro) Software Tool Suite and other resources can help U.S. companies identify ways to improve the efficiency of their data centers.

2009-04-01

215

78 FR 13142 - Designation of the Center for Innovation and Technology Cooperation (CITC), Pentane Chemistry...  

Science.gov (United States)

...Technology Cooperation (CITC), Pentane Chemistry Industries (PCI), and Hossein Tanideh...Technology Cooperation (CITC), Pentane Chemistry Industries (PCI), and Hossein Tanideh...Technology Cooperation (CITC), Pentane Chemistry Industries (PCI), and Hossein...

2013-02-26

216

Molecular ecology of aquatic microbes  

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Abstracts of reports are presented from a meeting on Molecular Ecology of Aquatic Microbes. Topics included: opportunities offered to aquatic ecology by molecular biology; the role of aquatic microbes in biogeochemical cycles; characterization of the microbial community; the effect of the environment on aquatic microbes; and the targeting of specific biological processes.

NONE

1994-12-31

217

Aquatic toxicology: fact or fiction  

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The science of aquatic toxicology is a relatively new science. The development of the field of aquatic toxicology since 1930 is traced. The state of the art of aquatic toxicology compared with that of classical toxicology is evaluated. The science of aquatic toxicology is expected to undergo a significant period of rapid growth and development, leading ultimately to the formation of a mature science.

Macek, K.J.

1980-02-01

218

About Aquatic Physical Therapy  

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Full Text Available ... Aquatic Physical Therapy Program." (Click here to download order form) Are there any potential risks to therapists ... you in getting started. (Click here to download order form) Additionally, list below are several great sources ...

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About Aquatic Physical Therapy  

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Full Text Available ... org USA Swimming: usaswimming.org Where do I get a list of operation rules for a new ... Developing an Aquatic Physical Therapy Program", you can get the management package that INCLUDES STATE-SPECIFIC information ...

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About Aquatic Physical Therapy  

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Full Text Available ... with your State or Local Health Department for guidelines. Additionally, if you order "Developing an Aquatic Physical ... specific kinds of therapy and certain ailments? General guidelines might include: 82-88 degrees for more active ...

 
 
 
 
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About Aquatic Physical Therapy  

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About Aquatic Physical Therapy  

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Full Text Available ... to proceed. Are there particular patients that should or should not have aquatic physical therapy? Indications/contraindications? ... working environment (e.g. poor environmental conditions and/or poor pool maintenance)? There are several means to ...

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About Aquatic Physical Therapy  

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Full Text Available ... a physical therapist, or a physical therapist assistant under the supervision of a physical therapist. Aquatic Physical ... is encouraged to refer to the APTA website under research and follow the prompts to utilize various ...

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About Aquatic Physical Therapy  

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Full Text Available ... a pool? Check with your State or Local Health Department for guidelines. Additionally, if you order "Developing an Aquatic Physical Therapy Program", you can get the management package that INCLUDES STATE-SPECIFIC information and how ...

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About Aquatic Physical Therapy  

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Full Text Available ... history of the Aquatic PT Section? Focus of research and study in the Section? Jean Irion wrote ... Spring 2002, addressing the history. The focus of research and study is the practice analysis currently being ...

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About Aquatic Physical Therapy  

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Full Text Available ... implementation of such therapy must comply with all standards of care which impact all other treatment services. ... Rehab Institute (ATRI) published a document called Safety Standards for Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Practitioners - http://www. ...

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About Aquatic Physical Therapy  

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Full Text Available ... or no accompanying paperwork, insurance involvement or written follow-up information required. Is aquatic physical therapy effective? ... refer to the APTA website under research and follow the prompts to utilize various search engines to ...

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About Aquatic Physical Therapy  

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Full Text Available ... APTA website under reimbursement to assist with the process. If this particular third party payor globally denies ... therapy? No; however, the Section is in the process of putting together of certificate for Aquatic physical ...

229

Aquatic Chemistry, Third Edition  

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Most water scientists and environmental engineers will recognize this classic environmental chemistry text as “Stumm and Morgan” rather than Aquatic Chemistry. Publication of the first edition in 1970 established a standard for books dealing with environmental chemistry in terms of depth and breadth of coverage. Scientists and engineers concerned with issues of water quality are well advised to have Aquatic Chemistry as part of their personal libraries, or at least in their office libraries.

Schroeder, Edward D.; Young, Thomas M.

230

The Software Technology Center at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: Software engineering technology transfer in a scientific R&D laboratory  

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Software engineering technology transfer for productivity and quality improvement can be difficult to initiate and sustain in a non-profit research laboratory where the concepts of profit and loss do not exist. In this experience report, the author discusses the approach taken to establish and maintain a software engineering technology transfer organization at a large R&D laboratory.

Zucconi, L.

1993-12-01

231

Managing development and application of digital technologies research insights in the Munich Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM)  

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Aims to highlight a selection of important research topics in the field of digital technology and management, illustrating the variety of aspects which have to be considered in the development and application of digital technologies. This book covers topics such as the design of the innovation process, digital rights management, and more.

Kern, Eva-Maria; Brügge, Bernd

2006-01-01

232

Dynamics of center-periphery patterns in knowledge networks - the case of China's biotech science and technology system  

CERN Document Server

Science and technology systems - and their epistemic communities - are usually hierarchical and composed of a number of strong, large, leading organizations, along with a number of smaller and less influential ones. Moreover, these hierarchical patterns have a spatial structure: the leading organizations are concentrated in a few places, creating a science and technology center, whereas the majority of locations are peripheral. In the example of biotech research in China, we found dynamic changes in center-periphery patterns. These results are based on a network analysis of evolving co-authorship networks from 2001 to 2009 that were built combining national and international databases. Therefore, our results are not only relevant for evaluating the spatial structure and dynamics in the Chinese biotech system and its integration into the global knowledge network, but also revive a discussion on persistence and processes of change in the systems theory for sciencebased industries.

Hennemann, Stefan; Liefner, Ingo

2011-01-01

233

The Impact of Wireless Technology on Order Selection Audits at an Auto Parts Distribution Center  

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Audits of store order pallets or totes performed by auditors at five distribution centers (two experimental and three comparison distribution centers) were used to check for picking accuracy prior to being loaded onto a truck for store delivery. Replacing the paper audits with wireless handheld computers that included immediate auditory and visual…

Goomas, David T.

2012-01-01

234

The Impact of Wireless Technology on Order Selection Audits at an Auto Parts Distribution Center  

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|Audits of store order pallets or totes performed by auditors at five distribution centers (two experimental and three comparison distribution centers) were used to check for picking accuracy prior to being loaded onto a truck for store delivery. Replacing the paper audits with wireless handheld computers that included immediate auditory and…

Goomas, David T.

2012-01-01

235

Annual report of Nuclear Technology and Education Center. April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This annual report summarizes the activities of Nuclear Technology and Education Center (NuTEC) of Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) in the fiscal year 2009. In this fiscal year, NuTEC flexibly designed and conducted new training courses upon requests while conducting the annually scheduled training programs, and actively enhanced the collaboration with academia and cooperation with international organizations. Probably due to the economic depression, the number of trainees who completed the national training courses in 2009 was 322, which is 20 percent less than the previous year. The number of those who completed the staff technical training courses was slightly increased to 787 in 2009. As a result, the total number of trainees during this period is about 6 percent less than the previous year. In order to correspond with the needs from outside of JAEA, five temporary courses were held upon the request from Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. 'Risk communication course' was newly offered upon the request from Nuclear Safety Commission. Furthermore, we addressed the longstanding issue to take countermeasure against the aging accommodation facility. The web site was also improved so that users can directly send the application for enrollment in the training courses through internet. These new services actually started in fiscal year 2010. JAEA continued its cooperative activities with universities; cooperation with graduate school of University of Tokyo, and the cooperative graduate school program was enlarged to cooperate with totally 17 graduate schools (18 universities), one faculty of undergraduate school, and one technical college, including the newly joined 3 graduate schools (4 universities) in 2009. JAEA also continued cooperative activities with Nuclear HRD Program initiated by MEXT and METI in 2007. The joint course has continued networking with six universities including newly joined Osaka University through utilizing the remote education system, Japan Nuclear Education Network (JNEN), and special lectures, summer and winter practice were also conducted. International cooperation activities were conducted as scheduled. The joint training course and the instructor training program were conducted bilaterally with Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. JAEA accepted master's students from INSTN as internship based on the MOU with CEA/INSTN. Moreover, JAEA co-organized the workshop with European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN), and attended IAEA international conference on Human Resource Development for Introducing and Expanding Nuclear Power Programmes held in UAE to present papers. (author)

2011-01-01

236

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Plasma Fusion Center 1992--1993 report to the President  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This report discusses research being conducted at MIT's plasma fusion center. Some of the areas covered are: plasma diagnostics; rf plasma heating; gyrotron research; treatment of solid waste by arc plasma; divertor experiments; tokamak studies; and plasma and fusion theory.

1993-01-01

237

Aquatic antifouling agent  

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Certain sesquiterpene alcohols or their organic carboxylic acid esters are effective antifoulant agents that exhibit a high selective activity against aquatic fouling organisms. The chemicals are nontoxic to humans and other animals, are very low in toxicity to fish, and are noncorrosive to metals. The deposit and growth of aquatic fouling organisms may be controlled by contact with the sesquiterpene compounds. The sesquiterpene compounds may be formulated with a compatible carrier and applied to a structure subject to an aqueous environment, or the sesquiterpene compounds may be compounded into the structure itself. Aquatic fouling organisms also can be effectively controlled by dissolving or dispersing the sesquiterpene antifoulant agents in the aqueous environment. 60 claims.

Mawatari, S.; Nishida, T.

1980-05-21

238

CCT program in CCUJ[Clean Coal Technology, Center for Coal Utilization in Japan  

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Coal is the main energy resource in Japan, and occupies 17% of primary energy supply. Japan imported as much as 130 mil. tons of coal in 1997. In regard to the countermeasures for the global warming issues and the energy security, CCUJ has promoted some CCT programs, which are high efficiency coal combustion technology, coal conversion technology to clean energy, multiple utilization technology, and so on. Concerning these technologies, CCUJ has developed large scaled plant programs. This paper briefly shows some topics of on-going developing programs.

Kamijo, Tsunao; Ebara, Noriaki

2000-07-01

239

Technology Assessment: Strategic Energy Analysis Center (SEAC) 2012 Highlights (Fact Sheet)  

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This fact sheet lists key analysis products produced by NREL in 2012. Like all NREL analysis products, these aim to increase the understanding of the current and future interactions and roles of energy policies, markets, resources, technologies, environmental impacts, and infrastructure. NREL analysis, data, and tools inform decisions as energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies advance from concept to commercial application.

2013-02-01

240

Health information technology capacity at federally qualified health centers: a mechanism for improving quality of care  

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Abstract Background The adoption of health information technology has been recommended as a viable mechanism for improving quality of care and patient health outcomes. However, the capacity of health information technology (i.e., availability and use of multiple and advanced functio...

Frimpong Jemima A; Jackson Bradford E; Stewart LaShonda M; Singh Karan P; Rivers Patrick A; Bae Sejong

 
 
 
 
241

Overview of free-piston Stirling technology at the NASA Lewis Research Center  

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The activities include: (1) a generic free-piston Stirling technology project being conducted to develop technologies synergistic to both space power and terrestrial heat pump applications in a cooperative, cost-shared effort with the Department of Energy (DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)), and (2) a free-piston Stirling space power technology demonstration project as part of the SP-100 program being conducted in support of the Department of Defense (DOD), DOE, and NASA/Lewis. The generic technology effort includes extensive parametric testing of a 1 kW free-piston Stirling engine (RE-1000), development and validation of a free-piston Stirling performance computer code, and fabrication and initial testing of an hydraulic output modification for the RE-1000 engine. The space power technology effort, under SP-100, addresses the status of the 25 kWe Space Power Demonstrator Engine (SPDE) including early test results.

Slaby, J.G.

1985-01-01

242

Method for controlling aquatic weeds  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

A method of controlling the aquatic weed Hydrilla verticillata which comprises allowing a herbicidally effective amount of (RS)-2-(4-isopropyl-4-methyl-5-oxo-2-imidazolin-2-yl)-5-methoxymethylnicotinic acid (imazamox) or an agriculturally acceptable salt thereof to act on the aquatic weed and/or its aqueous habitat containing seeds or other propagating organs of said aquatic weed.

JOSEPH ZAWIERUCHA; TODD HORTON

243

Introduced aquatic plants and algae  

Science.gov (United States)

Non-native aquatic plants such as waterhyacinth and hydrilla severely impair the uses of aquatic resources including recreational faculties (lakes, reservoirs, rivers) as well as timely delivery of irrigation water for agriculture. Costs associated with impacts and management of all types of aquatic...

244

ZOONOSIS OF AQUATICAL ORGANISMS  

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Full Text Available Aquatic organisms play a very important role in human nutrition. They also pose a real threat for human health by causing various diseases. Parasites, bacteria and viruses may either directly or indirectly be carried from aquatic organisms to humans. Disease outbreaks are influenced by many factors among which decreased immune response and feeding habits and higyene are most important. More frequent occuence of foodborne diseases has a number of reasons, including international travel and trade, microbial adaptation and changes in the food production system. Parasitic diseases occur most frequently as a result of human role in parasites life cycles. The prevalence is further increased by consuming raw fish and shellfish. The main feature of bacterial infections is facultative pathogenicity of most ethiological agents. In most cases disease occures as a result of decreased immunoreactivity. Several bacteria are, however, hightly pathogenic and capable of causing high morbidity and mortality in human. To date it has not been reported the case of human infection with viruses specific for aquatic organisms. Human infections are caused with human viruses and aquatic organisms play role only as vechicles. The greatest risk in that respect present shellfish. Fish and particularly shellfish are likely to cause food poisoning in humans. In most cases the cause are toxins of phithoplancton origins accumulating in shellfish and fish.

Božidar Kurtovi?; Emin Teskeredži?

2001-01-01

245

HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AT THE SAVANNAH RIVER NATIONAL LABORATORY, CENTER FOR HYDROGEN RESEARCH, AND THE HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH LABORATORY  

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The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is a U.S. Department of Energy research and development laboratory located at the Savannah River Site (SRS) near Aiken, South Carolina. SRNL has over 50 years of experience in developing and applying hydrogen technology, both through its national defense activities as well as through its recent activities with the DOE Hydrogen Programs. The hydrogen technical staff at SRNL comprises over 90 scientists, engineers and technologists, and it is believed to be the largest such staff in the U.S. SRNL has ongoing R&D initiatives in a variety of hydrogen storage areas, including metal hydrides, complex hydrides, chemical hydrides and carbon nanotubes. SRNL has over 25 years of experience in metal hydrides and solid-state hydrogen storage research, development and demonstration. As part of its defense mission at SRS, SRNL developed, designed, demonstrated and provides ongoing technical support for the largest hydrogen processing facility in the world based on the integrated use of metal hydrides for hydrogen storage, separation and compression. The SRNL has been active in teaming with academic and industrial partners to advance hydrogen technology. A primary focus of SRNL's R&D has been hydrogen storage using metal and complex hydrides. SRNL and its Hydrogen Technology Laboratory have been very successful in leveraging their defense infrastructure, capabilities and investments to help solve this country's energy problems. Many of SRNL's programs support dual-use applications. SRNL has participated in projects to convert public transit and utility vehicles for operation on hydrogen fuel. Two major projects include the H2Fuel Bus and an Industrial Fuel Cell Vehicle (IFCV) also known as the GATOR{trademark}. Both of these projects were funded by DOE and cost shared by industry. These are discussed further in Section 3.0, Demonstration Projects. In addition to metal hydrides technology, the SRNL Hydrogen group has done extensive R&D in other hydrogen technologies, including membrane filters for H2 separation, doped carbon nanotubes, storage vessel design and optimization, chemical hydrides, hydrogen compressors and hydrogen production using nuclear energy. Several of these are discussed further in Section 2, SRNL Hydrogen Research and Development.

Danko, E

2007-02-26

246

Health care needs and services for technology-dependent children in developmental centers.  

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In an attempt to document the trend toward a more seriously ill and medically needy population of children in California state developmental centers, we studied the medical status and health care needs of the pediatric and young adult population (birth to 22 years of age) residing in all acute care ...

Crain, L. S.; Mangravite, D. N.; Allport, R.; Schour, M.; Biakanja, K.

247

????????????????? Earth Simulator Center, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology ESC  

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To build a harmonious relationship between the Earth and human beings, the Earth Simulator Center will endeavor to achieve the maximum benefit of the Earth Simulator's capabilities, and will pursue challenges in various areas of research and development. Through collaboration with various na...

Wang, Nan????

248

Electric Power Research Institute: Environmental Technology Control Center, report to the Steering committee. Final technical report  

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This report describes test for air pollution control of flue gas and mercury as a result of coal combustion. The NYSEG Kintigh Station provided flue gas to the Center 100% of the time during this performance period. As the Kintigh Station operated with a variety of coals, fluctuations in the Center`s inlet SO{sub 2} concentrations were experienced. Safety training for the month was conducted by the O&M Superintendent, Maintenance Supervisor and Shift Supervisors. {open_quotes}Personal Protective Equipment{close_quotes} was the topic of the month. Inspections of the ECTC Facility and safety equipment (SCR air-packs, fire extinguishers, etc.) were completed and recorded this month. All systems were found to be in good condition. By continuing to emphasize safe work habits at the Center, we have raised the total number of days without a lost time injury to 1426 as of 4/30/96. The monthly safety meeting with the NYSEG Kintigh Station was held on April 30, 1996 with both NYSEG and ECTC representatives. The topics of discussion included an overview of NYSEG`s upcoming alternate fuel burn, an update on plant staffing changes, and a discussion of future safety training activities.

NONE

1996-04-01

249

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Plasma Fusion Center 1992--1993 report to the President  

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This report discusses research being conducted at MIT`s plasma fusion center. Some of the areas covered are: plasma diagnostics; rf plasma heating; gyrotron research; treatment of solid waste by arc plasma; divertor experiments; tokamak studies; and plasma and fusion theory.

1993-07-01

250

THE RETRIEVAL KNOWLEDGE CENTER EVALUATION OF LOW TANK LEVEL MIXING TECHNOLOGIES FOR DOE HIGH LEVEL WASTE TANK RETRIEVAL 10516  

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The Department of Energy (DOE) Complex has over two-hundred underground storage tanks containing over 80-million gallons of legacy waste from the production of nuclear weapons. The majority of the waste is located at four major sites across the nation and is planned for treatment over a period of almost forty years. The DOE Office of Technology Innovation & Development within the Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) sponsors technology research and development programs to support processing advancements and technology maturation designed to improve the costs and schedule for disposal of the waste and closure of the tanks. Within the waste processing focus area are numerous technical initiatives which included the development of a suite of waste removal technologies to address the need for proven equipment and techniques to remove high level radioactive wastes from the waste tanks that are now over fifty years old. In an effort to enhance the efficiency of waste retrieval operations, the DOE-EM Office of Technology Innovation & Development funded an effort to improve communications and information sharing between the DOE's major waste tank locations as it relates to retrieval. The task, dubbed the Retrieval Knowledge Center (RKC) was co-lead by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) with core team members representing the Oak Ridge and Idaho sites, as well as, site contractors responsible for waste tank operations. One of the greatest challenges to the processing and closure of many of the tanks is complete removal of all tank contents. Sizeable challenges exist for retrieving waste from High Level Waste (HLW) tanks; with complications that are not normally found with tank retrieval in commercial applications. Technologies currently in use for waste retrieval are generally adequate for bulk removal; however, removal of tank heels, the materials settled in the bottom of the tank, using the same technology have proven to be difficult. Through the RKC, DOE-EM funded an evaluation of adaptable commercial technologies that could assist with the removal of the tank heels. This paper will discuss the efforts and results of developing the RKC to improve communications and discussion of tank waste retrieval through a series of meetings designed to identify technical gaps in retrieval technologies at the DOE Hanford and Savannah River Sites. This paper will also describe the results of an evaluation of commercially available technologies for low level mixing as they might apply to HLW tank heel retrievals.

Fellinger, A.

2009-12-08

251

Aquatic Ecology Section  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Population studies were concerned with predicting long-term consequences of mortality imposed on animal populations by man's activities. These studies consisted of development of a generalized life cycle model and an empirical impingement model for use in impact analysis. Chemical effects studies were conducted on chlorine minimization; fouling by the Asiatic clam; identification of halogenated organics in cooling water; and effects of halogenated organics in cooling systems on aquatic organisms. Ecological transport studies were conducted on availability of sediment-bound 137Cs and 60Co to fish; 137Cs and 60Co in White Oak Lake fish; and chromium levels in fish from a lake chronically contaminated with chromates from cooling towers. Progress is also reported on the following: effects of irradiation on thermal tolerance of mosquito fish; toxicity of nickel to the developing eggs and larvae of carp; accumulation of selected heavy metals associated with fly ash; and environmental monitoring of aquatic ecosystems

1978-01-01

252

Bridging the digital divide by increasing computer and cancer literacy: community technology centers for head-start parents and families.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

This article describes the establishment of two community technology centers affiliated with Head Start early childhood education programs focused especially on Latino and African American parents of children enrolled in Head Start. A 6-hour course concerned with computer and cancer literacy was presented to 120 parents and other community residents who earned a free, refurbished, Internet-ready computer after completing the program. Focus groups provided the basis for designing the structure and content of the course and modifying it during the project period. An outcomes-based assessment comparing program participants with 70 nonparticipants at baseline, immediately after the course ended, and 3 months later suggested that the program increased knowledge about computers and their use, knowledge about cancer and its prevention, and computer use including health information-seeking via the Internet. The creation of community computer technology centers requires the availability of secure space, capacity of a community partner to oversee project implementation, and resources of this partner to ensure sustainability beyond core funding.

Salovey P; Williams-Piehota P; Mowad L; Moret ME; Edlund D; Andersen J

2009-04-01

253

Aquatic Biodiversity Glossary  

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Biodiversity:  Refers to the variety and variability among living organisms and the ecological complexes in which they occur. Diversity can be defined as the number of different items and their relative frequencies. For biological diversity, these items are organized at many levels, ranging from complete ecosystems to the biochemical structures that are the molecular basis of heredity. Thus, the term encompasses different ecosystem, species, and genes.   From Aquatic Biodiversity Glossary  -  Search all glossaries for terms containing "biodiversity"

2011-03-16

254

Persons with Mild or Moderate Alzheimer's Disease Use a Basic Orientation Technology to Travel to Different Rooms within a Day Center  

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This study assessed whether three patients with Alzheimer's disease could learn to use a basic orientation technology to reach different rooms within a day center. At each travel instance, the technology provided verbal messages (cues) from the room to reach. For the first two patients, the messages were presented at intervals of about 15 s. For…

Lancioni, Giulio E.; Perilli, Viviana; Singh, Nirbhay N.; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Sigafoos, Jeff; Bosco, Andrea; De Caro, Maria Fara; Cassano, Germana; Pinto, Katia; Minervini, Mauro

2011-01-01

255

Kazakhstan center of nuclear technology safety. Approach of work, possibilities and plans  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

NTSC was created in November, 1997 as an association of experts in all the areas of nuclear and radiation safety and radioactive materials handling The main goal of creation is investigation of safety aspects of nuclear power in the Republic of Kazakhstan, taking into account the interests of environment and human health protection in the regions of nuclear industry units allocation. The Center was created with support and special cooperation with the US, has grown and developed cooperative ties with several other countries.In the report are enumerate the main directions of NTSC activity, general directions of cooperation, current and completed activity, planing activity

2000-01-01

256

Clinical event management using push technology--implementation and evaluation at two health care centers.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

For two years, beginning in 1995, we developed and implemented a novel method for delivering patient information directly to clinicians. Using rules based logic to scan data bound for an electronic medical record, messages were automatically written that alert care providers to important patient information. These messages were transmitted electronically to either existing email accounts or to wide-screen pagers, or to both. This system now is operational at two medical centers. We describe the model and methods that led to its successful implementation and compare it to other ways of delivering patient information.

Warner HR Jr; Miller S; Jennings K; Lundsgaarde H; Pincetl P; Robinson EN Jr; Sommers J; Childress C

1998-01-01

257

Clinical event management using push technology--implementation and evaluation at two health care centers.  

Science.gov (United States)

For two years, beginning in 1995, we developed and implemented a novel method for delivering patient information directly to clinicians. Using rules based logic to scan data bound for an electronic medical record, messages were automatically written that alert care providers to important patient information. These messages were transmitted electronically to either existing email accounts or to wide-screen pagers, or to both. This system now is operational at two medical centers. We describe the model and methods that led to its successful implementation and compare it to other ways of delivering patient information. PMID:9929191

Warner, H R; Miller, S; Jennings, K; Lundsgaarde, H; Pincetl, P; Robinson, E N; Sommers, J; Childress, C

1998-01-01

258

Controlled release/removal technology; Seigyo hoshutsu {center_dot} jokyo gijutsu  

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The controlled release is to control optimally releasing velocity of active ingredient in medication or agricultural chemicals for therapy or vermin control. The novel transdermal therapeutic system can be developed considering diapause term of medication setting type or time pharmacology by storing information of time lag for medication permeability in medication keeping layer. Furthermore by resent iontophoresis technology using electric fields for controlling drug permeability through the skin, migration volume of active ingredient to blood can be controlled pulsed shape by On- Off of electric fields. In another hand, it comes to be clarified that drugs in the body can be extracted by contrarotating operation of electrodes. From now, effective removal system of barren materials from organism or time controlling therapeutic system with feed buck function can be realized by being optimal novel technology of medical engineering therapy. (NEDO)

Tojo, K. [Kyushu Inst. of Tech., Fukuoka (Japan)

2000-02-05

259

Report on enhancing young scholars in science and technology the Center for Excellence in Education  

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The present stock and flow of highly talented young persons engaged in the global discovery and application of science and technology are critical to the future pace of innovation. Historically, the world`s largest reservoirs of scientists and engineers have been in the Western economies. Overtime, however, Asia has begun to build equivalent pools of scientists and engineers among their university graduates. According to 1993 data from the National Science Foundation and the UNESCO World Science Report, Germany leads all economies with a 67% ratio of science and engineering degrees to total first university degrees compared to the United States with a distant fifth place at 32% behind Italy, Mexico and Poland. If the nation is to keep its scientific and technological prowess, it must capture its very best talent in the science and technology fields. The question is then raised as to the source within the United States of the science and technology talent pool. While between 1978 and 1991 there was an overall decline in male participation in undergraduate (-9%) and graduate degrees (-12%), the number of women receiving undergraduate (+8%) and graduate degrees (+34%) rose dramatically. These numbers are encouraging for women`s participation overall, however, women earn only a small percentage of physical science and engineering degrees. Why are there so few women in mathematics, engineering, and the physical sciences? The answers are complex and begin early in a woman`s exposure to science and mathematics. This report presents results on a study of careers of alumni from the Research Science Institute. Investigations were concerned with the timing of decision processes concerned with the sciences and math and factors that influenced people to turn away from or proceed with careers in science and math.

NONE

1996-09-30

260

Nuclear Information Center: 25 years of CNEN in the support of science and technology  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The 25 years of the Nuclear Information Centre of the Brazilian Nuclear Energy Commission - CIN/CNEN, and the role played in the context of Brazilian scientific and technological development is analyzed under two points of view: as database producer and information services provider as well as generator of knowledge and technology in the field of Information Science. The pioneer role of the Centre, not only in developing software for bibliographic information handling and in building a marketing model to information services but also contributing for the growth of database usage culture in Brazil is described. Cooperation, decentralization and sharing of resources are emphasized as the main characteristics of the work developed by the CIN/CNEN staff. Finally, the international background of CIN/CNEN coordinating Latin-American Projects as well as an active member of INIS - International Nuclear Information System, IAEA and more recently as the Brazilian representative to ETDE - Energy Technology Data Exchange is shown. IEA energy database is also discussed. (author)

1995-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Inland aquatic resources and biogeochemical cycles  

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The biosphere is the entire planetary system that includes, sustains and is influenced by life. The central issue of the science of the biosphere is the extent to which the Earth's surface, atmosphere and hydrosphere is the result of biological rather than abiotic processes. Space science and technology accelerates the understanding of global biological processes by providing repetive synoptic observations on large spatial scales once the relationships between the processes and the remotely sensed quantities are established. Especially promising applications of space technology are the measurement of biological productivity and portions of geochemical cycles in aquatic ecosystems and the evaluation and management of the quality of freshwater resources.

Melack, J.M.

1984-08-01

262

At the center of health care policy making: the use of health technology assessment at NICE.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

The UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), a world leader in health technology assessment (HTA), sits at the interface of a policy environment where everything is urgent and consensus between policy makers and stakeholders is sometimes difficult to attain. The majority of stakeholder challenges to NICE's use of HTA concern the interpretation of evidence and the methodological rules applied by the appraisal committees. We discuss the most significant issues: choice of comparators; evidence synthesis and indirect comparison; parameter selection, especially for the valuation of quality of life; extrapolation beyond clinical trial data; and the level of the cost-effectiveness threshold.

Stevens AJ; Longson C

2013-04-01

263

Medical complications of an aquatic innovation.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

The sport of swimming has been affected by the innovations of technology with the evolution of the swimsuit. The health benefits of swimming are numerous and are well documented in the scientific literature. As swimming is a low-impact sport, injuries are relatively uncommon. As a direct result of the new swimsuits, team physicians have identified the emergence of a new trend in injury in the aquatic athlete. Extensive blistering and ulceration of the finger tips and distal interphalangeal joints in addition to ecchymoses of the lower limb are now common in the aquatic athlete wearing the new swimsuits. Team physicians working with elite swimmers should be aware of this phenomenon and institute preventive measures.

Mountjoy M; Gordon I; McKeown J; Constantini N

2009-12-01

264

The challenge of micropollutants in aquatic systems.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

The increasing worldwide contamination of freshwater systems with thousands of industrial and natural chemical compounds is one of the key environmental problems facing humanity. Although most of these compounds are present at low concentrations, many of them raise considerable toxicological concerns, particularly when present as components of complex mixtures. Here we review three scientific challenges in addressing water-quality problems caused by such micropollutants. First, tools to assess the impact of these pollutants on aquatic life and human health must be further developed and refined. Second, cost-effective and appropriate remediation and water-treatment technologies must be explored and implemented. Third, usage and disposal strategies, coupled with the search for environmentally more benign products and processes, should aim to minimize introduction of critical pollutants into the aquatic environment.

Schwarzenbach RP; Escher BI; Fenner K; Hofstetter TB; Johnson CA; von Gunten U; Wehrli B

2006-08-01

265

Pennsylvania Aquatic Insects  

Science.gov (United States)

This Web site from Penn State University is a vast resource of information on aquatic insects. Users can search or browse the database for an insect species and view maps of the selected species distribution within Pennsylvania, or all of North America. The site has recently added some radar images of a Mayfly emergence, complete with a detailed description to help interpret the images. Those visitors interested in trout fishing may appreciate the two pages on tying flies that can be found by navigating through the section entitled How to Use Site.

Hagenbuch, Isaac

2007-11-27

266

Electric Power Research Institute: Environmental Control Technology Center: Report to the Steering Committee, March 1996. Final technical report  

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Operations and maintenance continued this month at the Electric Power Research Institute`s Environmental Control Technology Center. Testing on the 4.0 MW Pilot Wet FGD unit continued this month with the Carbon Injection System for the Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) test block. With this testing, the mercury measurement (Method 29) studies also continued with various impinger capture solutions. Also, the installation of the B&W/CHX Heat Exchanger unit was completed in March. The 4.0 MW Spray Dryer Absorber System (Carbon Injection System) and the 4.0 MW Pilot Wet FGD Unit and were utilized in the HAP test configuration this month. The 1.0 MW Cold-Side Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) unit remained idle this month in a cold- standby mode. Monthly inspections were conducted for all equipment in cold-standby, as well as for the fire safety systems, and will continue to be conducted by the ECTC Operations and Maintenance staff.

NONE

1996-03-01

267

US/Belarusian government-to-government material protection, control, and accounting cooperation at the Sosny Science and Technology Center  

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A formal program of cooperation between the US Department of Energy and the Belarusian regulatory agency Promatomnazdor (PAN) began in 1994. A visit to the Belarusian Sosny Science and Technology Center (SSTC) by representatives from the US, Sweden, Japan, and the International Atomic Energy Agency resulted in a multinational program of cooperation to enhance the existing material protection, control, and accounting systems in place at Sosny. Specific physical-protection-related recommendations included upgrades to the physical protection systems at Buildings 33 and 40 at Sosny and the security systems in the SSTC central alarm station. US experts in conjunction with the multinational team and Belarus representatives, have reviewed initial designs for physical protection upgrades at Sosny. Subsequently, the US assumed an essential role for funding and technical oversight for enhancements at the SSTC, aspects of its emergency communication systems, and the upgrade of the SSTC site access control system. This paper addresses the status of physical protection enhancements at the Sosny site.

Case, R.S. Jr.; Baumann, M.; Madsen, R.W. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Krevsum, E. [Sosny Science and Technology Center, Minsk (Belarus); Haase, M. [Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)

1996-12-31

268

Management of disused sealed sources received by the Brazilian Center for Development of Nuclear Technology - CDTN, MG  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The increasing use of radioactive sources in Brazil brought as a consequence the increased number of disused sources because, after the withdrawal of the service, the sources are discarded by users of radioisotopes. These sources have been forwarded to the research institutes of the CNEN, among them CDTN - Brazilian Center for Development of Nuclear Technology -, who have received a significant amount of them, including more intense activity sources, such as from the teletherapy. For effective control of the sources, the compliance of the CNEN - Brazilian Nuclear Energy Commission - and the recommendations of IAEA -International Atomic Energy Agency - implemented a management system that enables the monitoring of the entire process, from the initial contact to the delivery of supplies to its appropriate packaging. This paper describes the progress that has been made

2005-01-01

269

Electric Power Research Institute: Environmental Control Technology Center. Report to the Steering Committee, February 1996. Final technical report  

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Operations and maintenance continued this month at the Electric Power Research Institute`s Environmental Control Technology Center. Testing on the 4.0 MW Pilot Wet FGD unit continued this month with the Carbon Injection System and the Trace Element Removal test blocks. With this testing, the mercury measurement (Method 29) studies also continued with impinger capture solutions. The 4.0 MW Spray Dryer Absorber System (Carbon Injection System) was utilized in the TER test configuration this month. The B&W/CHX Heat Exchanger unit is being installed utilizing the Mini Pilot Flue Gas System. The 1.0 MW Cold- Side Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) unit remained idle this month in a cold-standby mode. Monthly inspections were conducted for all equipment in cold-standby, as well as for the fire safety systems, and will continue to be conducted by the ECTC Operations and Maintenance staff.

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1996-02-01

270

Report of the results of the fiscal 1997 regional consortium R and D project. Regional consortium field / Development of technology to treat aquatic environment by using microorganisms fixed on carbon fabrics (abbreviation: carbon/aquatic environment project) (first fiscal year); 1997 nendo chiiki consortium kenkyu kaihatsu jigyo. Chiiki consortium bun`ya / tanso sen`i nansoshiki eno biseibutsu kochaku gensho wo riyoshita mizukankyo seibi gijutsu no kaihatsu (ryakusho: tanso mizu kankyo project) daiichi nendo seika hokokusho  

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Out of the development of technology to arrange the aquatic environment using phenomena of microorganism fixation on carbon fiber soft textures, the paper stated the fiscal 1997 result. On carbon fibers in a state of swaying in water, microorganisms in water fix in an amazingly large quantity. A catalog was compiled of 58 kinds of carbon fabrics trially woven and knitted. When carbon fiber is used as activated sludge carrier, activity of microorganism lasts more than one year. Only a little amount of surplus sludge is generated. The fixed microorganisms are more active in case of carbon fiber than in case of nylon and polyester fibers. Fiber texture models of carbon fiber fixing activated sludge groups were proposed. By pump operation, the water flow inside/outside microorganism groups is being accelerated. Several new strains of bacillus carboniphilus were isolated/identified from soil and marsh. To grasp relationships of characteristics among three elements such as the state of aquatic environment, fiber, and microorganism group, the experiment was prepared. Preliminary work is conducted to derive a simple equation for facility design, and experimental directions to obtain design conditions were proposed. 6 refs., 166 figs., 47 tabs.

NONE

1998-03-01

271

Cleanup of a HLW nuclear fuel-reprocessing center using 3-D database modeling technology  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A significant challenge in decommissioning any large nuclear facility is how to solidify the large volume of residual high-level radioactive waste (HLW) without structurally interfering with the existing equipment and piping used at the original facility or would require rework due to interferences which were not identified during the design process. This problem is further compounded when the nuclear facility to be decommissioned is a 35 year old nuclear fuel reprocessing center designed to recover usable uranium and plutonium. Facilities of this vintage usually tend to lack full documentation of design changes made over the years and as a result, crude traps or pockets of high-level contamination may not be fully realized. Any miscalculation in the construction or modification sequences could compound the overall dismantling and decontamination of the facility. This paper reports that development of a 3-dimensional (3-D) computer database tool was considered critical in defining the most complex portions of this one-of-a-kind vitrification facility.

1992-01-01

272

A review of recent thermophotovoltaic energy conversion technology development at NASA Lewis Research Center  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

NASA Lewis Research Center (LeRC) has had an ongoing research program in TPV since the late 1980 close-quote s. This effort has included both in-house research programs on critical components such as photovoltaic cells (PV) and emitter materials, as well as an active contracting effort directed toward system and component development. Of particular note is the in-house development of thin film selective emitters fabricated from rare-earth yttrium aluminum garnets (YAG). Also developed at LeRC is a Monolithic Interconnected Module (MIM) consisting of many small InGaAs cells series interconnected on a single InP substrate. An infrared reflector placed on the rear surface of the substrate returns unabsorbed photons to the emitter for recycling. The current contracted efforts include two TPV system developments by Tecogen, Inc., a solar powered TPV system development, a GaInAsSb cell development and several emitter development efforts (plasma-sprayed selective emitters, flexible SiC and a selective emitting light pipe). copyright 1998 American Institute of Physics.

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Technology Evaluations Related to Mercury, Technetium, and Chloride in Treatment of Wastes at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory  

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The Idaho High-Level Waste and Facility Disposition Environmental Impact Statement defines alternative for treating and disposing of wastes stored at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center. Development is required for several technologies under consideration for treatment of these wastes. This report contains evaluations of whether specific treatment is needed and if so, by what methods, to remove mercury, technetium, and chlorides in proposed Environmental Impact Statement treatment processes. The evaluations of mercury include a review of regulatory requirements that would apply to mercury wastes in separations processes, an evaluation of the sensitivity of mercury flowrates and concentrations to changes in separations processing schemes and conditions, test results from laboratory-scale experiments of precipitation of mercury by sulfide precipitation agents from the TRUEX carbonate wash effluent, and evaluations of methods to remove mercury from New Waste Calcining Facility liquid and gaseous streams. The evaluation of technetium relates to the need for technetium removal and alternative methods to remove technetium from streams in separations processes. The need for removal of chlorides from New Waste Calcining Facility scrub solution is also evaluated.

1999-01-01

274

Technology Evaluations Related to Mercury, Technetium, and Chloride in Treatment of Wastes at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory  

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The Idaho High-Level Waste and Facility Disposition Environmental Impact Statement defines alternative for treating and disposing of wastes stored at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center. Development is required for several technologies under consideration for treatment of these wastes. This report contains evaluations of whether specific treatment is needed and if so, by what methods, to remove mercury, technetium, and chlorides in proposed Environmental Impact Statement treatment processes. The evaluations of mercury include a review of regulatory requirements that would apply to mercury wastes in separations processes, an evaluation of the sensitivity of mercury flowrates and concentrations to changes in separations processing schemes and conditions, test results from laboratory-scale experiments of precipitation of mercury by sulfide precipitation agents from the TRUEX carbonate wash effluent, and evaluations of methods to remove mercury from New Waste Calcining Facility liquid and gaseous streams. The evaluation of technetium relates to the need for technetium removal and alternative methods to remove technetium from streams in separations processes. The need for removal of chlorides from New Waste Calcining Facility scrub solution is also evaluated.

C. M. Barnes; D. D. Taylor; S. C. Ashworth; J. B. Bosley; D. R. Haefner

1999-10-01

275

Implementing health information technology in a patient-centered manner: patient experiences with an online evidence-based lifestyle intervention.  

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The patient-centered care (PCC) model and the use of health information technology (HIT) are major initiatives for improving U.S. healthcare quality and delivery. A lack of published data on patient perceptions of Internet-based care makes patient-centered implementation of HIT challenging. To help ascertain patients' perceptions of an online intervention, patients completing a 1-year web-based lifestyle intervention were asked to complete a semistructured interview. We used qualitative methodology to determine frequency and types of interview responses. Overall satisfaction with program features was coded on a Likert-type scale. High levels of satisfaction were seen with the online lifestyle coaching (80%), self-monitoring tools (57%), and structured lesson features (54%). Moderated chat sessions and online resources were rarely used. Frequently identified helpful aspects were those that allowed for customized care and shared decision-making consistent with the tenets of PCC. Unhelpful program aspects were reported less often. Findings suggest that despite challenges for communicating effectively in an online forum, the personalized support, high-tech data management capabilities, and easily followed evidence-based curricula afforded by HIT may be a means of providing PCC and improving healthcare delivery and quality. PMID:24004039

Lyden, Jennifer R; Zickmund, Susan L; Bhargava, Tina D; Bryce, Cindy L; Conroy, Molly B; Fischer, Gary S; Hess, Rachel; Simkin-Silverman, Laurey R; McTigue, Kathleen M

2013-09-01

276

Tool use by aquatic animals.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

Tool-use research has focused primarily on land-based animals, with less consideration given to aquatic animals and the environmental challenges and conditions they face. Here, we review aquatic tool use and examine the contributing ecological, physiological, cognitive and social factors. Tool use among aquatic animals is rare but taxonomically diverse, occurring in fish, cephalopods, mammals, crabs, urchins and possibly gastropods. While additional research is required, the scarcity of tool use can likely be attributable to the characteristics of aquatic habitats, which are generally not conducive to tool use. Nonetheless, studying tool use by aquatic animals provides insights into the conditions that promote and inhibit tool-use behaviour across biomes. Like land-based tool users, aquatic animals tend to find tools on the substrate and use tools during foraging. However, unlike on land, tool users in water often use other animals (and their products) and water itself as a tool. Among sea otters and dolphins, the two aquatic tool users studied in greatest detail, some individuals specialize in tool use, which is vertically socially transmitted possibly because of their long dependency periods. In all, the contrasts between aquatic- and land-based tool users enlighten our understanding of the adaptive value of tool-use behaviour.

Mann J; Patterson EM

2013-01-01

277

Aquatic toxicology: fact or fiction?  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

A brief history of the development of the field of aquatic toxicology is provided. In order to provide a perspective on the state-of-the-art in aquatic toxicology relative to classical toxicology, the two fields are compared from the standpoint of the type of scientist practicing each field, the res...

Macek, K J

278

WHEN IS A STUDENT-CENTERED, TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTED LEARNING A SUCCESS?  

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Full Text Available The iPad as a learning tool has made its way into many elementary school classrooms worldwide. It holds a promise to be a game changer in elementary school education supporting more constructivist learning practices. This paper offers an insight into what happened when, in two elementary school classrooms, the students were enabled to generate both content and context for their own learning. One of the cases describes how the 5th grade children influenced their teacher and obtained permission to use one of the iPad’s creativity apps over a two-week period in order to learn about writing. The second case is about 6th graders involvement in a participatory design process aiming to design an application for the iPad. The application was to support learning about media production by enabling students to publish a weekly newsletter describing their school week in words, pictures and video. The children participating in the studies evaluated the projects as truly successful. The children’s criteria of success were how cool, fun and enjoyable it was to use the iPad. The teachers did not find the projects to be successful. The main criterion they used was the learning outcome. Both teachers found the learning outcome to be inferior to what they usually obtain using traditional teaching methods. Both teachers preferred to use the iPad as a plug-on to traditional ways of teaching. Although our study is small, the results point towards important issues, such as the evaluation process and the decision making process, that may have large influence on the use of technology in the classroom.

Alma Leora Culen; Andrea Alessandro Gasparini

2012-01-01

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Meeting medical challenges in a changing world: the international program of the U.S. Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC).  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

The U.S. Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) manages more than 200 research projects in advanced medical technologies, with concentration in disciplines such as simulation, distance learning, information and communications, or robotics to name a few. In recent years, TATRC has progressively increased its international portfolio and is now overseeing several programs in cooperation with foreign countries. This paper describes the mechanisms through which TATRC supports funding foreign projects, training colleagues from other countries, and sponsoring international meetings.

Belard JL

2006-08-01

280

Exposures from aquatic pathways  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Methods for estimation aquatic pathways contribution to the total population exposure are discussed. Aquatic pathways are the major factor for radionuclides spreading from the Chernobyl Exclusion zone. An annual outflow of 90Sr and 137Cs comprised 10-20 TBq and 2-4 TBq respectively and the population exposed by this effluence constitutes almost 30 million people. The dynamic of doses from 90Sr and 'Cs, which Dnieper water have to delivered, is calculated. The special software has been developed to simulate the process of dose formation in the of diverse Dnieper regions. Regional peculiarities of municipal tap, fishing and irrigation are considered. Seventy-year prediction of dose structure and function of dose forming is performed. The exposure is estimated for 12 regions of the Dnieper basin and the Crimea. The maximal individual annual committed effective doses due to the use of water by ordinary members of the population in Kiev region from 90Sr and 137Cs in 1986 are 1.7*10-5 Sv and 2.7*10-5 Sv respectively. A commercial fisherman on Kiev reservoir in 1986 received 4.7*10-4 Sv and 5*10-3 Sv from 90Sr and 137Cs, respectively. The contributions to the collective cumulative (over 70 years) committed effective dose (CCCED70) of irrigation, municipal tap water and fish consumption for members of the population respectively are 18%, 43%, 39% in Kiev region, 8%, 25%, 67% in Poltava region, and 50%, 50%, 0% (consumption of Dnieper fish is absent) in the Crimea. The predicted contribution of the Strontium-90 to CCCED70 resulting from the use of water is 80%. The CCCED70 to the population of the Dnieper regions (32.5 million people) is 3000 person-Sv due to the use the Dnieper water

1996-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Building a global federation system for climate change research: the earth system grid center for enabling technologies (ESG-CET)  

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The recent release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 4th Assessment Report (AR4) has generated significant media attention. Much has been said about the US role in this report, which included significant support from the Department of Energy through the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) and other Department of Energy (DOE) programs for climate model development and the production execution of simulations. The SciDAC-supported Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies (ESG-CET) also played a major role in the IPCC AR4: all of the simulation data that went into the report was made available to climate scientists worldwide exclusively via the ESG-CET At the same time as the IPCC AR4 database was being developed, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), a leading US climate science laboratory and a ESG participant, began publishing model runs from the Community Climate System Model (CCSM), and its predecessor the Parallel Coupled Model (PCM) through ESG In aggregate, ESG-CET provides seamless access to over 180 terabytes of distributed climate simulation data to over 6,000 registered users worldwide, who have taken delivery of more than 250 terabytes from the archive. Not only does this represent a substantial advance in scientific knowledge, it is also a major step forward in how we conduct the research process on a global scale. Moving forward, the next IPCC assessment report, AR5, will demand multi-site metadata federation for data discovery and cross-domain identity management for single sign-on of users in a more diverse federation enterprise environment. Towards this aim, ESG is leading the effort in the climate community towards standardization of material for the global federation of metadata, security, and data services required to standardize, analyze, and access data worldwide.

Ananthakrishnan, R [Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, IL (United States); Bernholdt, D E [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Bharathi, S [University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Ray, CA (United States); Brown, D [National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States); Chen, M [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Chervenak, A L [University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Ray, CA (United States); Cinquini, L [National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States); Drach, R [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA (United States); Foster, I T [Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, IL (United States); Fox, P [National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States); Fraser, D [Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, IL (United States); Halliday, K [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA (United States); Hankin, S [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (PMEL), Seattle, WA (United States); Jones, P [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (United States); Kesselman, C; Schuler, R; Su, M [University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Ray, CA (United States); Middleton, D E [National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States); Schwidder, J [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Schweitzer, R [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (PMEL), Seattle, WA (United States); Shoshani, A; Sim, A [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States); Siebenlist, F [Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, IL (United States); Strand, W G; Wilhelmi, N [National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States); Williams, D N [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA (United States)

2007-07-15

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Building a global federation system for climate change research: the earth system grid center for enabling technologies (ESG-CET)  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The recent release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 4th Assessment Report (AR4) has generated significant media attention. Much has been said about the US role in this report, which included significant support from the Department of Energy through the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) and other Department of Energy (DOE) programs for climate model development and the production execution of simulations. The SciDAC-supported Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies (ESG-CET) also played a major role in the IPCC AR4: all of the simulation data that went into the report was made available to climate scientists worldwide exclusively via the ESG-CET At the same time as the IPCC AR4 database was being developed, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), a leading US climate science laboratory and a ESG participant, began publishing model runs from the Community Climate System Model (CCSM), and its predecessor the Parallel Coupled Model (PCM) through ESG In aggregate, ESG-CET provides seamless access to over 180 terabytes of distributed climate simulation data to over 6,000 registered users worldwide, who have taken delivery of more than 250 terabytes from the archive. Not only does this represent a substantial advance in scientific knowledge, it is also a major step forward in how we conduct the research process on a global scale. Moving forward, the next IPCC assessment report, AR5, will demand multi-site metadata federation for data discovery and cross-domain identity management for single sign-on of users in a more diverse federation enterprise environment. Towards this aim, ESG is leading the effort in the climate community towards standardization of material for the global federation of metadata, security, and data services required to standardize, analyze, and access data worldwide.

2007-01-01

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Building a global federation system for climate change research: the earth system grid center for enabling technologies (ESG-CET)  

Science.gov (United States)

The recent release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 4th Assessment Report (AR4) has generated significant media attention. Much has been said about the US role in this report, which included significant support from the Department of Energy through the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) and other Department of Energy (DOE) programs for climate model development and the production execution of simulations. The SciDAC-supported Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies (ESG-CET) also played a major role in the IPCC AR4: all of the simulation data that went into the report was made available to climate scientists worldwide exclusively via the ESG-CET At the same time as the IPCC AR4 database was being developed, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), a leading US climate science laboratory and a ESG participant, began publishing model runs from the Community Climate System Model (CCSM), and its predecessor the Parallel Coupled Model (PCM) through ESG In aggregate, ESG-CET provides seamless access to over 180 terabytes of distributed climate simulation data to over 6,000 registered users worldwide, who have taken delivery of more than 250 terabytes from the archive. Not only does this represent a substantial advance in scientific knowledge, it is also a major step forward in how we conduct the research process on a global scale. Moving forward, the next IPCC assessment report, AR5, will demand multi-site metadata federation for data discovery and cross-domain identity management for single sign-on of users in a more diverse federation enterprise environment. Towards this aim, ESG is leading the effort in the climate community towards standardization of material for the global federation of metadata, security, and data services required to standardize, analyze, and access data worldwide.

Ananthakrishnan, R.; Bernholdt, D. E.; Bharathi, S.; Brown, D.; Chen, M.; Chervenak, A. L.; Cinquini, L.; Drach, R.; Foster, I. T.; Fox, P.; Fraser, D.; Halliday, K.; Hankin, S.; Jones, P.; Kesselman, C.; Middleton, D. E.; Schwidder, J.; Schweitzer, R.; Schuler, R.; Shoshani, A.; Siebenlist, F.; Sim, A.; Strand, W. G.; Wilhelmi, N.; Su, M.; Williams, D. N.

2007-07-01

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Outline in 1997 Japan compound material academic meeting technological prize winning technology; Kenchiku, doboku kozobutsu no hoshu{center_dot}hokyo yo forukatousito no kaihatsu  

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That function declines in the sutra time target, and it is finally destroyed, or a construction structure thing bears putting off that life by managing efficient maintenance it is possible. The factor of the function decline of the structure thing, the degree of the decline, and so on are grasped quantitatively, and efficient repair reinforcement time and a method of construction are chosen, and you must carry it out for that. It is paying attention to the development of the method of construction to reinforce the maintenance repair of the construction structure thing by using the tip compound factor from such a viewpoint. In the beginning, a material cost was very expensive, and the recognition not to use it was very general in such a construction field. In such recognition, in Tonen Corp. incorporated company, it has paid attention to the use possibility in the construction field of the tip compound factor since early, research and development have been done continuously from 1980, that It succeeds in, and it is the method of construction that a repair reinforces a concrete structure thing by the tip material that the method of construction which got the technological prize of the Japan compound material academic meeting in 1997 moved carbon fiber to the center. (NEDO)

Iba, Yoshitomo.; Uemura, Masahiko.; Murakami, Shinkichi.; Saito, Makoto.; Kobayashi, Akira. [Nittetsu Composite Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

1999-03-15

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Outline in 1997 Japan compound material academic meeting technological prize winning technology. Kenchiku, doboku kozobutsu no hoshu[center dot]hokyo yo forukatousito no kaihatsu  

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That function declines in the sutra time target, and it is finally destroyed, or a construction structure thing bears putting off that life by managing efficient maintenance it is possible. The factor of the function decline of the structure thing, the degree of the decline, and so on are grasped quantitatively, and efficient repair reinforcement time and a method of construction are chosen, and you must carry it out for that. It is paying attention to the development of the method of construction to reinforce the maintenance repair of the construction structure thing by using the tip compound factor from such a viewpoint. In the beginning, a material cost was very expensive, and the recognition not to use it was very general in such a construction field. In such recognition, in Tonen Corp. incorporated company, it has paid attention to the use possibility in the construction field of the tip compound factor since early, research and development have been done continuously from 1980, that It succeeds in, and it is the method of construction that a repair reinforces a concrete structure thing by the tip material that the method of construction which got the technological prize of the Japan compound material academic meeting in 1997 moved carbon fiber to the center. (NEDO)

Iba, Yoshitomo.; Uemura, Masahiko.; Murakami, Shinkichi.; Saito, Makoto.; Kobayashi, Akira. (Nittetsu Composite Corp., Tokyo (Japan))

1999-03-15

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Activities 2009-2011 at the Atomic Spectroscopy Data Center at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)  

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The work of the Atomic Spectroscopy Data Center team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD USA centered in the last two years on two main subjects: First, the data center completed and issued a new, significantly improved version of its principal product, the Atomic Spectra Database (ASD Version 4.0 in September 2010, with an update 4.1.0 in May 2011). These versions contain new data for a good number of additional spectra as well as new, better quality and more extensive data replacing the earlier material. They are also for the first time completely integrated with the two NIST bibliographies on atomic energy levels and spectra, and on atomic transition probabilities. The sources of the material selected in ASD for the various spectra and transitions are identified there by their numbers in the respective bibliographies, so that the original papers can be directly accessed by users if they desire more background material. Secondly, new tabulations of atomic energy levels and wavelengths were completed for hydrogen and its isotopes (H, D, T), for argon (Ar II through Ar XVIII), cesium (Cs I through Cs LV), barium (Ba III through Ba LVI) and tungsten (W III through W LXXIV). Compilations of energy levels and spectral lines are in progress on neon (Ne IV), chlorine (Cl I through Cl XVII), and nickel (Ni I through Ni VIII). Data assessments and compilations of atomic transition probabilities were completed for hydrogen and its isotopes (H,D,T), for helium(He I and He II), for lithium (Li I through Li III), beryllium (Be I through Be IV), boron (B I through B V), sulfur (S I through S XVI), cesium (Cs I through Cs LV), and barium (Ba III through Ba LVI). Additional compilations for the higher fluorine and neon ions (F V through F IX, Ne VI through Ne X), chlorine (Cl I through Cl XVII) and nickel (Ni I through Ni VIII) are in progress. As in all our earlier work, the NIST data tables are limited to reference data, i.e. data of a certain minimum quality. Only one numerical value is presented for the wavelength, transition probability, and lower and upper energy levels of a given spectral line. This value may be either from a single source, evaluated to be the most accurate one, or from an average of several sources of about equal reliability. For atomic transition probabilities, explicit accuracy ratings are given. For wavelengths and energy levels, the number of tabulated digits indicates their accuracy. (author)

2005-01-00

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Solar aquatic treatment of septage  

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This article describes a pilot project for solar aquatic treatment of septage. The system is housed in a 42 ft by 128 ft greenhouse and consists of four parallel trains of aerated transparent tanks and constructed marshes. Each treatment tank is seeded with a mixture of bacteria, snails, algae and aquatic and woody plants that remove nitrates and pollutants such as heavy metals. Critics of solar aquatic systems point out that the heavy metals and other pollutants then become a solid waste disposal problem. Among the solutions offered are the use of hyperaccumulators of metals that produce ore-grade concentrations that can be efficiently recycled.

Spencer, R.

1990-05-01

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Thorium: one of the analytical techniques in neutronic activation and alpha spectrometry of the CDTN (Brazilian Nuclear Technology Development Center) in the last three decades  

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For long years, the CDTN (Brazilian Nuclear Technology Development Center ) has applied several analytical techniques in the thorium determination. This work is about the evolution of the neutronic activation in the thorium 232 analysis from the 1960's to now. The importance of the analysis request and alpha spectrometry for the thorium 228 and thorium 232 determination is emphasized. (J.A.M.M.).

1994-01-01

289

METHOD FOR CONTROL OF AQUATIC VEGETATION  

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Protoporphyrinogen oxidase enzyme-inhibiting herbicides are useful in a method for controlling unwanted aquatic vegetation in a natural aquatic environment, such as in streams, ponds, rivers, lakes, and the like. Of particular interest is the use carfentrazone ethyl and certain metabolites thereof for control of aquatic algae and aquatic plants.

HASHMAN Thomas E.

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Electric Power Research Institute: Environmental Control Technology Center report to the Steering Committee. Final technical monthly report  

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Operations and maintenance continued this month at the Electric Power Research Institute`s Environmental Control Technology Center. Testing on the 4.0 MW Pilot Wet FGD unit continued this month with the Trace Element Removal test block (TER) as the Pilot was operated under forced oxidation conditions. With this testing, the mercury measurement (Method 29) studies also continued as investigations into various activated carbons, metal amalgams, and impinger capture solutions were conducted. Following these studies, a brief test of the Pilot High Velocity FGD configuration (PHV) was conducted. This test block will be continued at the end of the month after the Fall outage is completed. The 1.0 MW Cold-Side Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) unit remained idle this month in a cold-standby mode. During this month`s outage, the inlet and outlet damper plates were sealed to isolate the SCR system from flue gas. Also, the internals of the heat pipe heat exchanger (HPHE) and catalyst reactor tower were inspected and cleaned so that the system could be available for future test activities. Monthly inspections of all SCR system equipment placed in this cold-standby mode, as well as the fire safety systems in the SCR building, will continue to be conducted by the ECTC maintenance department and will include manual rotation of the booster fan.

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1995-10-01

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Electric Power Research Institute: Environmental Control Technology Center report to the Steering Committee. Final technical monthly report  

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Operations and maintenance continued this month at the Electric Power Research Institute`s Environmental Control Technology Center. Testing on the 4.0 MW Pilot Wet FGD unit continued this month with the Trace Element Removal (TER) test block as the Pilot was operated at baseline, forced oxidation, and inhibited oxidation conditions. As the NYSEG Kintigh Station conducted a test bum this month with Petroleum coke/coal fuel blends, a one-week trace element characterization test was performed across the Pilot unit testing this flue gas. Additionally, the mercury measurement (Method 29) studies continued this month as investigations into various activated carbons, metal amalgams, and impinger capture solutions were conducted. As a result of new directions received from EPRI, August was the last scheduled month for testing on the 1.0 MW Cold-Side Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) unit at the ECTC. This month, the unit was isolated from the flue gas path and placed in a cold-standby mode for future test activities.

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1995-09-01

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Electric Power Research Institute: Environmental Control Technology Center. Report to the Steering Committee, November 1995. Final technical report  

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Operations and maintenance continued this month at the Electric Power Research Institute`s Environmental Control Technology Center. Testing on the 4.0 MW Pilot Wet FGD unit continued this month with the Pilot High Velocity (PHV) and the Trace Element Removal (TER) test blocks. In the High Velocity test block, SO{sub 2} removal and mist eliminator carryover rates were investigated while operating the absorber unit with various spray nozzle types and vertical mist eliminator sections. During the Trace Element Removal test block, the mercury measurement studies involving the EPA Draft Method 29 continued with testing of several impinger solutions. The 4.0 MW Spray Dryer Absorber system was utilized in the TER test configuration this month while the 1.0 MW Cold-Side Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) unit and the 0.4 MW Mini-Pilot Absorber unit remained in a state of cold-standby. A monthly inspection was conducted for all equipment in cold-standby, as well as for the fire safety systems in the SCR building. These inspections will continue to be conducted by the ECTC Operations and Maintenance staff each month.

NONE

1995-11-01

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Evaluation of diversity among common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) from two centers of domestication using 'omics' technologies  

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Background Genetic diversity among wild accessions and cultivars of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) has been characterized using plant morphology, seed protein allozymes, random amplified polymorphic DNA, restriction fragment length polymorphisms, DNA sequence analysis, chloroplast DNA, and microsatellite markers. Yet, little is known about whether these traits, which distinguish among genetically distinct types of common bean, can be evaluated using omics technologies. Results Three 'omics' approaches: transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics were used to qualitatively evaluate the diversity of common bean from two Centers of Domestication (COD). All three approaches were able to classify common bean according to their COD using unsupervised analyses; these findings are consistent with the hypothesis that differences exist in gene transcription, protein expression, and synthesis and metabolism of small molecules among common bean cultivars representative of different COD. Metabolomic analyses of multiple cultivars within two common bean gene pools revealed cultivar differences in small molecules that were of sufficient magnitude to allow identification of unique cultivar fingerprints. Conclusions Given the high-throughput and low cost of each of these 'omics' platforms, significant opportunities exist for their use in the rapid identification of traits of agronomic and nutritional importance as well as to characterize genetic diversity.

2010-01-01

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Objetos subordinantes: la tecnología epistémica para producir centros y periferias/ Subordinating objects: epistemic technology to produce centers and peripheries  

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Full Text Available Abstract in spanish En los estudios sociales de la ciencia y la tecnología ha aparecido abundante literatura acerca de la importancia del espacio en la producción y la circulación de conocimiento. La propia idea de circulación de conocimiento ha recibido mayor atención, especialmente por la necesidad de analizar las transformaciones que éste recibe a medida que viaja de su lugar de origen a sus múltiples destinos. El presente artículo, derivado de investigaciones cualitativas y docum (more) entales sobre trayectorias académicas e influencia teórica, introduce el concepto de "objeto subordinante" para comprender la apropiación en campos periféricos de conocimiento producido en los centros metropolitanos. Abstract in english In social studies on science and technology, abundant literature has emerged on the importance of space in the production and the circulation of knowledge. The very idea of the circulation of knowledge has received more attention, particularly because of the need to analyze the transformations it undergoes as it travels from its place of origin to its multiple destinations. This article, derived from qualitative research and the analysis of documents on academic trajector (more) ies and theoretical influence, introduces the concept of the "subordinating object" to understand how knowledge produced in metropolitan centers is appropriated in peripheral fields.

Rodriguez Medina, Leandro

2013-03-01

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Developing and Sustaining a Science and Technology Center Education Program: "Inquiry" as a Means for Organizational Change and Institutional Legitimacy  

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Formal organizations have become ubiquitous in contemporary society and since so many of us spend so much of our daily lives working, learning, and socializing in them it is important to understand not only how they govern our interactions but also how we can incite (and sustain) organizational change. This is especially true for STEM education; learning about science, technology, engineering or mathematics rarely occurs outside of formal settings and educators need to be aware of how learning goals, priorities and practices are permeable to the institutional processes that structure sponsoring organizations. Adopting a historical perspective, this paper reports on organizational changes at the Center for Adaptive Optics in relation to an emerging emphasis on inquiry learning. The results of our analysis show how the inquiry model functioned as a boundary object and was instrumental in transforming members' expectations and assumptions about educational practice in STEM while securing the institutional legitimacy of the CfAO as a whole. Our findings can inform the advancement of educational initiatives within the STEM research community and are particularly useful in relation to concerns around accommodating and integrating individuals from non-dominant backgrounds.

Ball, T.; Hunter, L.

2010-12-01

296

Aquatic toxicology and environmental fate  

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This book presents a symposium on aquatic toxicology and environmental fate. The papers include: Topics on expressing and predicting results of life-cycle tests and Sensitivity and uncertainty analyses for use with chemical fate and transport models.

Suter, G.W. II (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)); Lewis, M.A. (Procter and Gamble Co., Cincinnati, OH (USA))

1988-01-01

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Photovoltaic power system field test program at public research institute and industrial technology center, located in a strong-wind/briny-air district; Taiyoko hatsuden field test jigyo (kyofu engai chiku no koritsu kenkyusho kogyo gijutsu center)  

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The Hyogo Prefectural Awaji Agricultural Technology Center (a public research institute and industrial technology center, located in a strong-wind/briny-air district) has been operating a 25kW photovoltaic power system on a commercial scale. It was built in FY1992 at a point lat. 34`18` N and long. 134`48` E, to produce power for air-conditioning greenhouses, and is connected to a high-voltage power line. The array consists of 20 (series) by 28 (parallel) solar cell modules, directed to due south at an elevation angle of 30{degree}. It was operated in FY1995, following the previous year, to demonstrate its viability and stability, producing various promising results. It has attracted many Japanese and foreign visitors (researchers, government people and so on), giving publicity to them and getting their understanding as a pioneer plant. 1 fig., 1 tab.

Kaibara, T. [Hyogo Prefectural Government Office, Kobe (Japan)

1996-05-30

298

Science and Technology Centers  

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... nonprofit organizations, and Federal laboratories in partnerships to enhance the training and ... among academia, industry, and national laboratories. Two competitions have led to the establishment ...

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Ocean Circulation Modeling for Aquatic Dispersion of Liquid Radioactive Effluents from Nuclear Power Plants  

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[en] Recently, three-dimensional models have been used for aquatic dispersion of radioactive effluents in relation to nuclear power plant siting based on the Notice No. 2003-12 'Guideline for investigating and assessing hydrological and aquatic characteristics of nuclear facility site' of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in Korea. Several nuclear power plants have been under construction or planed, which are Shin-Kori Unit 1 and 2, Shin-Wolsong Unit 1 and 2, and Shin-Ulchin Unit 1 and 2. For assessing the aquatic dispersion of radionuclides released from the above nuclear power plants, it is necessary to know the coastal currents around sites which are affected by circulation of East Sea. In this study, a three dimensional hydrodynamic model for the circulation of the East Sea of Korea has been developed as the first phase, which is based on the RIAMOM (Research Institute of Applied Mechanics' Ocean Model, Kyushu University, Japan). The model uses the primitive equation with hydrostatic approximation, and uses Arakawa-B grid system horizontally and Z coordinate vertically. Model domain is 126.5 deg. E to 142.5 deg. E of east longitude and 33 deg. N and 52 deg. N of the north latitude. The space of the horizontal grid was 1/12 deg. to longitude and latitude direction and vertical level was divided to 20. This model uses Generalized Arakawa Scheme, Slant Advection, and Mode-Splitting Method. The input data were from JODC (Japan Oceanographic Data Center), KNFRDI (Korea National Fisheries Research and Development Institute), and ECMWF (European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts). The modeling results are in fairly good agreement with schematic patterns of the surface circulation in the East Sea/Japan Sea. The local current model and aquatic dispersion model of the coastal region will be developed as the second phase. The oceanic dispersion experiments will be also carried out by using ARGO Drifter around a nuclear power plant site. (authors)

2006-03-02

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Ocean circulation modelling for aquatic dispersion of liquid radioactive effluents from nuclear power plants  

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[en] Full text of publication follows: Recently, three-dimensional models have been used for aquatic dispersion of radiological material in relation to nuclear power plant siting based on the Notice No. 2003-12 'Guideline for investigating and assessing hydrological and aquatic characteristics of nuclear facility site' of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in Korea. Several nuclear power plants have been under construction or planed, which are Shin-Kori Unit 1 and 2, Shin- Wolsong Unit 1 and 2, and Shin-Ulchin Unit 1 and 2. For assessing the aquatic dispersion of radionuclides released from the above nuclear power plants, it is necessary to know the coastal currents around sites which are affected by circulation of East Sea. Model Description In this study, a three dimensional hydrodynamic model for the circulation of the East Sea has been developed as the first phase, which is based on the RIAMOM (Research Institute of Applied Mechanics' Ocean Model, Kyushu University, Japan). The model uses the primitive equation with hydrostatic approximation, and uses Arakawa-B grid system horizontally and Z-coordinate vertically. Model domain is 126.5 deg. to 142.5 deg. of east longitude and 33 deg. and 52 deg. of the north latitude. The space of the horizontal grid was 1/12 deg. to longitude and latitude direction and vertical level was divided to 46. This model uses Generalized Arakawa Scheme, Slant Advection, and Mode-Splitting Method. The input data were from JODC (Japan Oceanographic Data Center), KNFRDI (Korea National Fisheries Research and Development Institute), and ECMWF (European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts). Results and Further Study The modeling results were simulated well northwest eddy near the Ulleung basin which could influenced the ocean dispersion of radionuclide in the East Sea. The local current model and aquatic dispersion model of the coastal region will be developed as the second phase. The oceanic dispersion experiments will be also carried out by using ARGO Drifter around a nuclear power plant site. (authors)

2006-01-01

 
 
 
 
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The legacy of Cf-252 operations at Savannah River Technology Center: Continuous releases of radioiodine to the atmosphere  

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The iodine isotopes I-132, 1-133, I-134, and I-135, which have half-lives ranging from 53 minutes to 21 hours, are measured in the atmospheric effluent from the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) near Aiken, South Carolina. SRS is operated by Westinghouse Savannah River Company for the US Department of Energy (DOE). The isotopes' release rates range from 10 to 300 microcuries per week compared to the rate. The resulting annual dose from all iodine isotopes is minor; it comprises 0.01 percent of the total offsite dose due to atmospheric releases from SRS in 1990. Circumstantial evidence indicates the radioiodine originates from traces of unencapsulated Cf-252. The determination that spontaneous fission of Cf-252 is the source of the radioiodine has several ramifications. Radioactive fission-product isotopes of the noble gas elements krypton and xenon must also be released. Noble gases are more volatile and mobile than iodine. Also, the released iodine isotopes decay to xenon isotopes. The noble gases decay to non-gaseous elements that are transported along with radioiodine to the terrestrial environment by deposition from the SRTC plume. Only Sr-89 is believed to accumulate sufficiently in the environment to approach detectable levels. Given similar conditions in earlier years, releases of short-lived radioiodine have occurred undetected in routine monitoring since the early 1970s. Release rates 20 years ago would have been 200 times greater than current release rates. This report documents preliminary experiments conducted by SRTC and Environmental Monitoring Section (EMS) scientists. The release process and the environmental impact of fission products from Cf-252 should be thoroughly researched.

Kantelo, M.V.; Crandall, B.S.

1992-01-01

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The legacy of Cf-252 operations at Savannah River Technology Center: Continuous releases of radioiodine to the atmosphere  

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The iodine isotopes I-132, 1-133, I-134, and I-135, which have half-lives ranging from 53 minutes to 21 hours, are measured in the atmospheric effluent from the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) near Aiken, South Carolina. SRS is operated by Westinghouse Savannah River Company for the US Department of Energy (DOE). The isotopes` release rates range from 10 to 300 microcuries per week compared to the rate. The resulting annual dose from all iodine isotopes is minor; it comprises 0.01 percent of the total offsite dose due to atmospheric releases from SRS in 1990. Circumstantial evidence indicates the radioiodine originates from traces of unencapsulated Cf-252. The determination that spontaneous fission of Cf-252 is the source of the radioiodine has several ramifications. Radioactive fission-product isotopes of the noble gas elements krypton and xenon must also be released. Noble gases are more volatile and mobile than iodine. Also, the released iodine isotopes decay to xenon isotopes. The noble gases decay to non-gaseous elements that are transported along with radioiodine to the terrestrial environment by deposition from the SRTC plume. Only Sr-89 is believed to accumulate sufficiently in the environment to approach detectable levels. Given similar conditions in earlier years, releases of short-lived radioiodine have occurred undetected in routine monitoring since the early 1970s. Release rates 20 years ago would have been 200 times greater than current release rates. This report documents preliminary experiments conducted by SRTC and Environmental Monitoring Section (EMS) scientists. The release process and the environmental impact of fission products from Cf-252 should be thoroughly researched.

Kantelo, M.V.; Crandall, B.S.

1992-12-31

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THE ROLE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN REDUCING OF SOCIAL EXCLUSION IN THE PROCESS OF KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY AND THE SAMPLE OF CALL CENTERS IN TURKEY  

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Full Text Available The emerging of knowledge societies brought about a lot of transformations in societies in the last decades. At first, these effects have been appeared in the developed and then in the developing world not only urban area also rural. The diffusion of the technologies that is invented on the mentality of knowledge society, have been effecting all life and promising to have major changes by providing access the opportunities for training and education, media and social networks and remodeling the way we do business, the nature of work and economy. In this concept, the internet, as a tool of the knowledge society, has also been regarded an important instrument in developing the rural regions around the globe. By connecting different parts of the world, the internet and other tools of information technologies create new job opportunities for individuals and companies. There are many people who cannot have and reach to the good education as well as the job opportunities in the rural areas as much as there is in urban areas. Many state institutions and companies have easily been investing to the rural area because of information technologies’ low level entry costs. Especially, many of them open new call centers in the poor areas of countries. the purpose of this paper is that the role of information technologies in the rural area is going to be evaluated on the call centers sample in Turkey. First part of the study, the literature is reviewed about knowledge society and information technologies. In the second part, the benefits of information technologies for individuals who live in the rural areas and some model applications are explained. In the final part, call centers that established by state and private companies are investigated according to their employment and training effects for the poor in the rural areas.

ORHAN KOÇAK; ERSIN KAVI

2011-01-01

304

Tritium in the aquatic environment  

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Tritium is of environmental importance because it is released from nuclear facilities in relatively large quantities and because it has a half life of 12.26 y. Most of the tritium released into the atmosphere eventually reaches the aqueous environment, where it is rapidly taken up by aquatic organisms. This paper reviews the current literature on tritium in the aquatic environment. Conclusions from the review, which covered studies of algae, aquatic macrophytes, invertebrates, fish, and the food chain, were that aquatic organisms incorporate tritium into their tissue-free water very rapidly and reach concentrations near those of the external medium. The rate at which tritium from tritiated water is incorporated into the organic matter of cells is slower than the rate of its incorporation into the tissue-free water. If organisms consume tritiated food, incorporation of tritium into the organic matter is faster, and a higher tritium concentration is reached than when the organisms are exposed to only tritiated water alone. Incorporation of tritium bound to molecules into the organic matter depends on the chemical form of the ''carrier'' molecule. No evidence was found that biomagnification of tritium occurs at higher trophic levels. Radiation doses from tritium releases to large populations of humans will most likely come from the consumption of contaminated water rather than contaminated aquatic food products.

Blaylock, B.G.; Hoffman, F.O.; Frank, M.L.

1986-02-01

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Tritium in the aquatic environment  

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[en] Most of the tritium released from nuclear facilities into the atmosphere eventually reaches the aqueous environment where it is rapidly taken up by aquatic organisms. This paper reviews the current literature on tritium in the aquatic environment. Conclusions from the review, which covered algae, aquatic plants, invertebrates, fish, and food chain studies, were that aquatic organisms incorporate tritium into their tissue free water very rapidly and reach concentrations near that of the external medium. Incorporation of tritium from triated water into the organic matter of cells is at a slower rate than incorporation into the tissue free water. If organisms consume tritiated food, incorporation of tritium into the organic matter is faster and a higher tritium concentration is reached than when the organisms are exposed to only tritiated water. Incorporation of tritium bound to molecules into the organic matter depends on the chemical form of the 'carrier' molecule. No evidence was found that biomagnification of tritium occurs at higher tropic levels. Radiation doses to large populations of humans from tritium releases will most likely be from the consumption of contaminated water rather than contaminated aquatic food products. (author)

1986-01-01

306

Tritium in the aquatic environment  

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Tritium is of environmental importance because it is released from nuclear facilities in relatively large quantities and because it has a half life of 12.26 y. Most of the tritium released into the atmosphere eventually reaches the aqueous environment, where it is rapidly taken up by aquatic organisms. This paper reviews the current literature on tritium in the aquatic environment. Conclusions from the review, which covered studies of algae, aquatic macrophytes, invertebrates, fish, and the food chain, were that aquatic organisms incorporate tritium into their tissue-free water very rapidly and reach concentrations near those of the external medium. The rate at which tritium from tritiated water is incorporated into the organic matter of cells is slower than the rate of its incorporation into the tissue-free water. If organisms consume tritiated food, incorporation of tritium into the organic matter is faster, and a higher tritium concentration is reached than when the organisms are exposed to only tritiated water alone. Incorporation of tritium bound to molecules into the organic matter depends on the chemical form of the ''carrier'' molecule. No evidence was found that biomagnification of tritium occurs at higher trophic levels. Radiation doses from tritium releases to large populations of humans will most likely come from the consumption of contaminated water rather than contaminated aquatic food products

1986-01-01

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Secondary Waste Considerations for Vitrification of Sodium-Bearing Waste at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center FY-2001 Status Report  

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The Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) is considering vitrification to process liquid sodium-bearing waste. Preliminary studies were completed to evaluate the potential secondary wastes from the melter off-gas clean up systems. Projected secondary wastes comprise acidic and caustic scrubber solutions, HEPA filters, activated carbon, and ion exchange media. Possible treatment methods, waste forms, and disposal sites are evaluated from radiological and mercury contamination estimates.

Herbst, A.K.; Kirkham, R.J.; Losinski, S.J.

2002-09-26

308

Secondary Waste Considerations for Vitrification of Sodium-Bearing Waste at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center FY-2001 Status Report  

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The Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) is considering vitrification to process liquid sodium-bearing waste. Preliminary studies were completed to evaluate the potential secondary wastes from the melter off-gas clean up systems. Projected secondary wastes comprise acidic and caustic scrubber solutions, HEPA filters, activated carbon, and ion exchange media. Possible treatment methods, waste forms, and disposal sites are evaluated from radiological and mercury contamination estimates.

2002-01-01

309

TRACE Center  

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Trace Center Mission Statement - To prevent the barriers and capitalize on the opportunities presented by current and emerging information and telecommunication technologies, in order to create a world that is as accessible and usable as possible for as many people as possible.

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The nuclear technology training center of the TUEV Nord Group; Das Ausbildungszentrum Kerntechnik der TUeV NORD GRUPPE  

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The Nuclear Technology Training Center of the TUeV Nord Group is used to optimize the organization's training of staff in its nuclear fields. This is to ensure that know-how will be preserved despite the phasing-out of nuclear activities in the Federal Republic of Germany and an imminent change of generations among expert consultants. There will be a continuing need for well trained experts because decommissioning work and the residual plant life periods as calculated form electricity quotas clearly exceed the phase of the shift in generations among expert consultants. Staff from different areas of expertise are prepared for working on complex nuclear problems, one important aspect being the interaction among the areas of competence involved. The curriculum offers nuclear knowledge as well as specialized knowledge in various disciplines. Training is offered not only in the format of seminars but also on the job. After all, on-the-job training is irreplaceable as it conveys specialized knowledge important in specific jobs and subjects. (orig.) [German] Mit dem Ausbildungszentrum fuer Kerntechnik (AfK) optimiert die TUeV NORD GRUPPE die Ausbildung von Mitarbeitern in ihren kerntechnischen Bereichen. Ziel ist es sicherzustellen, dass bei auslaufenden Kernkraftaktivitaeten in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und einem anstehenden Generationenwechsel bei den Gutachtern das erforderliche Know-how vorhanden sein wird. Auch kuenftig werden die Sachverstaendigen komplexe Aufgabenstellungen in einem Team unterschiedlicher Fachleute nach aktuellem Stand von Wissenschaft und Technik bearbeiten und dazu in der Lage sein. Der Bedarf an gut ausgebildeten Sachverstaendigen bleibt mit dem Engagement erhalten, denn sowohl Stilllegungen, als auch die aus den Stromkontingenten errechenbaren Restlaufzeiten gehen deutlich ueber die 'Phase des Generationenwechsels' bei den Sachrverstaendigen hinaus. Mitarbeiter aus unterschiedlichen Fachgebieten werden auf die Erarbeitung komplexer kerntechnischer Fragestellungen vorbereitet, wobei ein wichtiger Aspekt das Zusammenspiel der beteiligten Kompetenzfelder aus Physik, Chemie, Elektro- und Leittechnik, Verfahrenstechnik, Meteorologie, Strahlenschutz und Werkstofftechnik, Maschinenbau und Bauingenieurwesen ist. Dabei stehen sowohl Kerntechnik-Wissen als auch Fachwissen der unterschiedlichen Disziplinen auf dem Lehrplan. Darueber hinaus geht es um Methoden- und Sozialkompetenz. Projektmanagement, Qualitaetsmanagement, Praesentationstechniken, Rhetorik und Fremdsprachen gehoeren ebenfalls dazu. Ausgebildet wird nicht nur in Form von Seminaren, sondern auch am Arbeitsplatz: Training in the Job ist nicht ersetzbar: Hier geht es um Spezialwissen, das fachlich und Themen bezogen wichtig ist. Fachliche Weiterbildung sorgt fuer einen kontinuierlichen Ausbau des Wissens. (orig.)

Helmers, H.; Wieland, R.; Rettig, G. [TUEV NORD GRUPPE, Hannover (Germany)

2003-02-01

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Long-Term Demonstration of Hydrogen Production from Coal at Elevated Temperatures Year 6 - Activity 1.12 - Development of a National Center for Hydrogen Technology  

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The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) has continued the work of the National Center for Hydrogen Technology® (NCHT®) Program Year 6 Task 1.12 project to expose hydrogen separation membranes to coal-derived syngas. In this follow-on project, the EERC has exposed two membranes to coal-derived syngas produced in the pilot-scale transport reactor development unit (TRDU). Western Research Institute (WRI), with funding from the State of Wyoming Clean Coal Technology Program and the North Dakota Industrial Commission, contracted with the EERC to conduct testing of WRI’s coal-upgrading/gasification technology for subbituminous and lignite coals in the EERC’s TRDU. This gasifier fires nominally 200–500 lb/hour of fuel and is the pilot-scale version of the full-scale gasifier currently being constructed in Kemper County, Mississippi. A slipstream of the syngas was used to demonstrate warm-gas cleanup and hydrogen separation using membrane technology. Two membranes were exposed to coal-derived syngas, and the impact of coal-derived impurities was evaluated. This report summarizes the performance of WRI’s patent-pending coalupgrading/ gasification technology in the EERC’s TRDU and presents the results of the warm-gas cleanup and hydrogen separation tests. Overall, the WRI coal-upgrading/gasification technology was shown to produce a syngas significantly lower in CO2 content and significantly higher in CO content than syngas produced from the raw fuels. Warm-gas cleanup technologies were shown to be capable of reducing sulfur in the syngas to 1 ppm. Each of the membranes tested was able to produce at least 2 lb/day of hydrogen from coal-derived syngas.

Stanislowski, Joshua; Tolbert, Scott; Curran, Tyler; Swanson, Michael

2012-04-30

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Applications of tactical mobile robot technology to urban search and rescue: lessons learned at the World Trade Center disaster  

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In the wake of the World Trade Center tragedy on Sept. 11th 2001, robots developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Tactical Mobile Robot program were used under the direction of CRASAR, the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue, to provide technical support to the relief effort. The TMR's (Tactical Mobile Robots) were used to search the disaster scene for casualties, locate victims, and assess building integrity. During the effort the Tactical Mobile Robots were presented with unprecedented obstacles and challenges. This paper serves to outline lessons learned at the WTC (World Trade Center) disaster and provide information for the development of more capable search and rescue robots.

Pratt, S. S.; Alibozek, Fred; Frost, Thomas; Norman, Christopher O.; Shein, Andrew M.; Smith, Christopher

2002-07-01

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(Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center): Quarterly technical progress report for the period ending June 30, 1987. [Advanced Coal Research and Technology Development Programs  

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Research programs on coal and coal liquefaction are presented. Topics discussed are: coal science, combustion, kinetics, surface science; advanced technology projects in liquefaction; two stage liquefaction and direct liquefaction; catalysts of liquefaction; Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and thermodynamics; alternative fuels utilization; coal preparation; biodegradation; advanced combustion technology; flue gas cleanup; environmental coordination, and technology transfer. Individual projects are processed separately for the data base. (CBS)

None

1988-02-01

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RACT/BACT/LAER Clearinghouse [RBLC] Clean Air Technology Center: A compilation of control technology determinations. Seventh supplement to the 1990 edition; Final report  

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The basic purposes of the RBLC are to: (1) provide state and local air pollution control agencies with current information on case-by-case control technology determinations that are made nationwide, and (2) promote communication, cooperation, and sharing of control technology information among the permitting agencies. The information presented in this compilation was abstracted from preconstruction permits and submitted by the state and local air pollution control agencies and EPA regional offices. The Clearinghouse is intended as a reference for state and local agencies in making decision on RACT/BACT/LAER [Reasonably Achievable Control Technology/Best Achievable Control Technology/Lowest Achievable Emission Rates].

Steigerwald, J.E.

1997-06-01

315

Research and development of grid computing technology in center for computational science and e-systems of Japan Atomic Energy Agency  

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Center for Computational Science and E-systems of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (CCSE/JAEA) has carried out R and D of grid computing technology. Since 1995, R and D to realize computational assistance for researchers called Seamless Thinking Aid (STA) and then to share intellectual resources called Information Technology Based Laboratory (ITBL) have been conducted, leading to construct an intelligent infrastructure for the atomic energy research called Atomic Energy Grid InfraStructure (AEGIS) under the Japanese national project 'Development and Applications of Advanced High-Performance Supercomputer'. It aims to enable synchronization of three themes: 1) Computer-Aided Research and Development (CARD) to realize and environment for STA, 2) Computer-Aided Engineering (CAEN) to establish Multi Experimental Tools (MEXT), and 3) Computer Aided Science (CASC) to promote the Atomic Energy Research and Investigation (AERI). This article reviewed achievements in R and D of grid computing technology so far obtained. (T. Tanaka)

2007-01-01

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Morbillivirus infections in aquatic mammals  

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Infections with morbilliviruses have caused heavy losses among different populations of aquatic mammals during the last 5 years. Two different morbilliviruses were isolated from disease outbreaks among seals in Europe and Siberia: phocid distemper virus-1 (PDV-1) and phocid distemper virus-2 (PDV-2)...

Visser, I.K.G.; Bressem, M.F. van; Barrett, T.; Osterhaus, A.D.M.E.

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Proposed Release Guides to Protect Aquatic Biota  

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At the request of South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and the Department of Energy (DOE), the Savannah River Laboratory was assigned the task of developing the release guides to protect aquatic biota. A review of aquatic radioecology literature by two leading experts in the field of radioecology concludes that exposure of aquatic biota at one rad per day or less will not produce detectable deleterious effects on aquatic organisms. On the basis of this report, DOE recommends the use of one rad per day as an interim dose standard to protect aquatic biota.

Marter, W.L.

2001-03-28

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Intraoperative Fluid and Pharmacologic Management and the Anesthesiologist's Supervisory Role for Nontraditional Technologies During Liver Transplantation: A Survey of US Academic Centers.  

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BACKGROUND: Volume resuscitation and use of vasoactive medications during liver transplantation has not been systematically assessed. Furthermore, the anesthesiologist's role for intraoperative oversight of technologies such as renal replacement therapy and procedures such as venovenous bypass is poorly defined, and it is unclear if the center's annual transplant frequency affects these practices. METHODS: We conducted a database analysis of the Liver Transplant Anesthesia Consortium survey 202 that addresses these questions. Data from US academic liver transplant anesthesia programs meeting inclusion criteria were included. Results were categorized by their annual transplant volume. RESULTS: A representative sample of 66% of all eligible centers contributed to the results. Normal saline among crystalloids and albumin among colloids were the most frequently chosen maintenance and non-blood product volume expansion fluids, with little variation by center size. A large variety of vasoactive agents is routinely utilized across programs, with vasopressors as a cornerstone of hemodynamic support. Large programs seem to use less of these agents compared with lower volume centers. CONCLUSION: Anesthesiologists are increasingly involved in oversight and management of intraoperative renal replacement therapies, venovenous bypass and cell saver devices with rising transplant frequency. This new insight may be indicative of skill sets needed by members of liver transplantation anesthesia teams and should be considered in curriculum design for hepatobiliary transplant anesthesia fellowships.

Schumann R; Mandell S; Michaels MD; Klinck J; Walia A

2013-07-01

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Optimization of the cementation installation from the Nuclear Technology Development Center (CDTN); Otimizacao da instalacao de cimentacao do CDTN  

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Low Level Liquid Waste generated and received at the Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear - CDTN are being treated by chemical precipitation/filtration process, followed by comentation of the sludge. A plant was demonstrated in 1987 and it is being developed in the Center using Brazilian equipment and materials. At the end of 1994, some special equipment were installed to minimize the generation of secondary waste, to improve the efficiency and decontamination. The performed changes will be able to treat wastes from different generators, such as industries, medical clinics, hospitals, universities and other nuclear research center. (author). 11 refs, 3 figs.

Reis, L.C.A. [Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear (CDTN), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

1995-12-31

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A study on organizational culture, structure and information technology as three KM enablers: A case study in five Iranian medical and healthcare research centers  

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Full Text Available This study investigates organizational structure, culture, and information technology as knowledge management (KM) infrastructural capabilities, and compares their significance and status quo in five medical research centers in Tehran, Iran. Objectives of this research were pursued by employing two statistical methods, regression analysis and Friedman test. Included in the study were 135 people (researchers and support staff) from five medical and healthcare research centers of Tehran. A survey questionnaire including 23 questions was utilized to examine organizational structure, culture and information technology indicators. And another 12 questions examined KM effectiveness. The Friedman test indicated that in terms of their status quo, the three studied KM enablers are at different conditions, with organizational culture having the best (mean rank=1.79) and IT the worst (mean rank=2.14) status. Moreover, it was revealed by regression analysis that organizational structure is believed to have the most significant impact (Beta= 0.397) on the effectiveness of knowledge management initiatives, while information technology gained the least perceived impact (Beta= 0.176).

Ali Khalghani; Hamideh Reshadatjoo; Mahdi Iran-nejad-parizi

2013-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Disbursement of $65 million to the State of Texas for construction of a Regional Medical Technology Center at the former Superconducting Super Collider Site, Waxahachie, Texas  

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As part of a settlement agreement between the US DOE and the State of Texas, DOE proposes to transfer $65 million of federal funds to the Texas National Research Laboratory Commission (TNLRC) for construction of the Regional Medical Technology Center (RMTC) to be located in Ellis County, Texas. The RMTC would be a state-of-the-art medical facility for proton cancer therapy, operated by the State of Texas in conjunction with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The RMTC would use the linear accelerator assets of the recently terminated DOE Superconducting Super Collider Project to accelerate protons to high energies for the treatment of cancer patients. The current design provides for treatment areas, examination rooms, support laboratories, diagnostic imaging equipment, and office space as well as the accelerators (linac and synchrotron) and beam steering and shaping components. The potential environmental consequences of the proposed action are expected to be minor.

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1995-05-01

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Disbursement of $65 million to the State of Texas for construction of a Regional Medical Technology Center at the former Superconducting Super Collider Site, Waxahachie, Texas  

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As part of a settlement agreement between the US DOE and the State of Texas, DOE proposes to transfer $65 million of federal funds to the Texas National Research Laboratory Commission (TNLRC) for construction of the Regional Medical Technology Center (RMTC) to be located in Ellis County, Texas. The RMTC would be a state-of-the-art medical facility for proton cancer therapy, operated by the State of Texas in conjunction with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The RMTC would use the linear accelerator assets of the recently terminated DOE Superconducting Super Collider Project to accelerate protons to high energies for the treatment of cancer patients. The current design provides for treatment areas, examination rooms, support laboratories, diagnostic imaging equipment, and office space as well as the accelerators (linac and synchrotron) and beam steering and shaping components. The potential environmental consequences of the proposed action are expected to be minor

1995-01-01

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A comparison of FAO and CITES aquatic species management regimes  

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Full Text Available The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) are both involved in the protection of biodiversity. CITES is a mechanism which limits international trade in wildlife, while the FAO is more concerned with scientific management of the agricultural and fishery industries in order to promote their sustainable development. Consequently, these two organizations employ different goals and methodologies in their management of aquatic species, and their work is complementary. Over the past few years, the FAO has begun to cooperate with CITES on issues of aquatic species management. However, to date the organizations have not precisely defined their respective responsibilities, their technological standards are not coordinated, and the FAO has not assented to certain provisions in CITES on species management. This article compares FAO and CITES management of several important aquatic species, and offers several recommendations directed at improving Chinese conservation management of aquatic species and conformance to respective FAO and CITES management regimes, while preserving Chinese legal rights and interests.

Yujing Zhou; Enyuan Fan; Baoxiang Liu; Gengfei Feng; Ying Huang

2010-01-01

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Immediate Feedback on Accuracy and Performance: The Effects of Wireless Technology on Food Safety Tracking at a Distribution Center  

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The effects of wireless ring scanners, which provided immediate auditory and visual feedback, were evaluated to increase the performance and accuracy of order selectors at a meat distribution center. The scanners not only increased performance and accuracy compared to paper pick sheets, but were also instrumental in immediate and accurate data…

Goomas, David T.

2012-01-01

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Almetax and industrial technology total center Shigaraki ceramic industry technology test field in Shiga Prefecture; Arumetakkusu to Shiga-ken kogyo gijutsu sogo senta sigaraki yogyo gijutsu gijutsu shikenjo  

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Almetax and industrial technology total center Shigaraki ceramic industry technology test field in Shiga Prefecture. Almetax of the aluminum building material and industrial technology total center Shigaraki ceramic industry technology test field in Shiga Prefecture developed the light thermal insulation foaming tile in the cooperation. This is a tile using the ash which arises by the renewal process of the aluminum. The aluminum ash was mixed with the feldspar of the Shigaraki-made, and it was burnt at the low temperature. In the lightness under the half of usual tile, it has the heat retaining property over 3 times. almetax was being planned a waste loss thermal insulation a stone two bird environmental consideration type goods begin to. The aluminum ash is mixed with the feldspar, and by the process burnt at 1200-1250 degrees C, it decomposes, the aluminum nitride in the ash foams. Therefore, the stoma which was homogeneously independent in burnt tile is possible. It is lightly easy to be handled, and it is a feature that the heat retaining property is high. There is the strength from the foaming concrete, and the water absorption rate is low. The aluminum reconstruction technique of almetax was made to fuse with the technology of the ceramic industry technology test field of the pottery lightening. almetax studies the cost reduction of the decontamination processing of the ash. It aims at cost of product of 3 thousand yen /m{sup 2} of usual tile level. The commercialization as partition between two rooms of external wall and life space of the building has been planned. The gross discharge of the domestic aluminum ash has been estimated with annual about 192 thousand tons. Though the part is utilized as a secondary material of the iron and steel refining, it deals with the excess minute as an industrial waste. (translated by NEDO)

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1999-11-01

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The Role of Information Technology in Building up Knowledge Economy Producting and using Information in Libraries and Information Centers  

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Full Text Available The study reveals the relation between information production processes and building up knowledge economy and clarifies the role of libraries and Information Technology in producing information for the purpose of using it in bulking up knowledge economy.

Dr I. Mohssin; NedaL AL-Ahmad

2005-01-01

327

Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC): Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-07-259  

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This agreement allowed NREL to serve as an advisor on SolarTAC - a collaborative effort between Xcel Energy, NREL, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. The collaboration was formed to accelerate pre-commercial and early commercial solar energy technologies to the marketplace. Through this CRADA, NREL participated in the deployment of solar energy generation technologies and related solar equipment for research, testing, validation, and demonstration purposes.

Kramer, W.

2011-10-01

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Treatment of Spent Argentine Ion Exchange Resin Using Vitrification - Results of FY01 Testing at the Savannah River Technology Center  

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Under the Science and Technology Implementing Arrangement for Cooperation on Radioactive and Mixed Waste Management (JCCRM), the Department of Energy (DOE) is helping to transfer waste treatment technology to international atomic energy commissions. In 1996, as part of the JCCRM, DOE established a collaborative research agreement with Argentina's Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica (CNEA). A primary mission of the CNEA is to direct waste management activities for Argentina's nuclear industry.

2002-01-01

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Structural Integrity Program for the 300,000-Gallon Radioactive Liquid Waste Tanks at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center  

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This report provides a record of the Structural Integrity Program for the 300,000-gal liquid waste storage tanks and associated equipment at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center, as required by U.S. Department of Energy M 435.1-1, “Radioactive Waste Management Manual.” This equipment is known collectively as the Tank Farm Facility. The conclusion of this report is that the Tank Farm Facility tanks, vaults, and transfer systems that remain in service for storage are structurally adequate, and are expected to remain structurally adequate over the remainder of their planned service life through 2012. Recommendations are provided for continued monitoring of the Tank Farm Facility.

Bryant, Jeffrey Whealdon; Nenni, Joseph A; Timothy S. Yoder

2003-04-01

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User's guide of DETRAS system-1. Construction and usage of the reactor simulator operation system at the Nuclear Technology and Education Center  

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[en] DETRAS system is a PWR reactor simulator system for operation training whose distinguished feature is that it can be operated from the remote place of the simulator site. The document which is the first one of a series of three volumes of the user's guide of DERAS describes setup of the network consisting of computer related devices at the Nuclear Technology and Education Center (NuTEC) of JAEA and gives explanation of startup and shutdown procedures of the simulator system. (author)

2006-01-01

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Structural Integrity Program for the 300,000-Gallon Radioactive Liquid Waste Storage Tanks at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center  

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This report provides a record of the Structural Integrity Program for the 300,000-gal liquid waste storage tanks and associated equipment at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center, as required by U.S. Department of Energy M 435.1-1, ''Radioactive Waste Management Manual.'' This equipment is known collectively as the Tank Farm Facility. The conclusion of this report is that the Tank Farm Facility tanks, vaults, and transfer systems that remain in service for storage are structurally adequate, and are expected to remain structurally adequate over the remainder of their planned service life through 2012. Recommendations are provided for continued monitoring of the Tank Farm Facility.

2003-01-01

332

Predicting toxicity in aquatic ecosystems  

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Ash leachates and other utility wastes that may enter lakes or streams contain mixtures of chemicals that include several kinds of toxicants. The toxic properties of these mixtures vary with the chemical form and concentration of their constituents. EPRI is developing a general toxicity model (GTM) to simulate environmental conditions in bodies of water where toxicants are present, and to predict the effects of toxicants on aquatic life-forms and ecosystems. To date, scientists have developed analytical methods to measure ambient concentrations of the major species of trace elements (selenium, arsenic, and mercury) and a model to describe the biogeochemical role of selenium. Recent studies of selenium cycling through the aquatic food web support GTM development.

Porcella, D. (Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States))

1992-03-01

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RACT/BACT/LAER Clearinghouse Clean Air Technology Center annual report for 1999: A compilation of control technology determinations. Ninth supplement to 1990 edition  

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The basic purposes of the RBLC are to: (1) provide state and local air pollution control agencies, industry, and the public with current information on case-by-case control technology determinations that are made nationwide, and (2) promote communication, cooperation, and sharing of control technology information among the permitting agencies. The information presented in this compilation was abstracted from preconstruction permits and submitted by the state and local air pollution control agencies and EPA regional offices. The Clearinghouse is intended as a reference for state and local agencies in making RACT/BACT/LAER decisions.

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1999-06-01

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[Agonistic behaviors of aquatic animals].  

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Aggressive encounters between animals of the same species have been termed as "agonistic behaviors". Different to aggressions in predator-prey and other nonsocial interactions, agonistic behaviors widely exist in various aquatic animal individuals. To provide references for future research of agonistic behaviors and aquaculture, this article reviewed the expression forms, reasons, and mechanisms of agonistic behavior as well as its research status and development tendencies.

Li YQ; Sun X

2013-06-01

335

[Modalities of acupuncture treatments in assisted reproductive technology--a comparison of treatment practice in Swiss, German, and Austrian fertility centers with findings from randomized controlled trials].  

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BACKGROUND: One in 5 couples is affected by infertility. To increase the effectiveness of assisted reproductive technology (ART) adjuvant acupuncture treatments are frequently administered. However, little is known about acupuncture treatment modalities employed in fertility centers. The aim of our study was to assess modalities of acupuncture treatments in fertility centers and compare them with investigated acupuncture treatments in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) related to ART. METHODS: Referring to fertility centers listed on the websites of the Swiss, German, and Austrian national fertility associations, 180 centers were invited to participate in an online survey assessing the provision of acupuncture in ART. Survey results were compared with data from 17 RCTs. RESULTS: Acupuncture was offered by 33 (38.4%) of all responding fertility centers (n = 86; responder rate = 47.8%). In 39.4% the selection of acupuncture points is standardized or semi-standardized (24.2%) and in 27.3% based on individual TCM-diagnosis. Body acupuncture using needle stimulation was mentioned most frequently (84.8%). Some clinics reported additional use of auricular acupuncture (24.2%) and moxibustion (21.2%). Treatment providers were mainly physician-acupuncturists (84.8%). Compared to the RCTs, we found strong differences in point selection, mode of stimulation, and professional background of treatment providers. CONCLUSIONS: Less than 40% of all fertility centres in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria offering acupuncture employ standardized acupuncture treatment protocols. To increase external validity of acupuncture research in ART, and to investigate clinical effectiveness of this adjuvant intervention, semi-standardized and individualized point selection should be considered, and treatment provision by non-acupuncturists should be omitted in future trials.

Nedeljkovi? M; Bouzas-Ammann G; Zimmermann L; Stute P; Ausfeld-Hafter B

2013-01-01

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Hydrogen Technologies and Systems Center is Helping to Facilitate the Transition to a New Energy Future  

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The Hydrogen Technologies and Systems Center (HTSC) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) uses a systems engineering and integration approach to hydrogen research and development to help the United States make the transition to a new energy future - a future built on diverse and abundant domestic renewable resources and integrated hydrogen systems. Research focuses on renewable hydrogen production, delivery, and storage; fuel cells and fuel cell manufacturing; technology validation; safety, codes, and standards; analysis; education; and market transformation. Hydrogen can be used in fuel cells to power vehicles and to provide electricity and heat for homes and offices. This flexibility, combined with our increasing demand for energy, opens the door for hydrogen power systems. HTSC collaborates with DOE, other government agencies, industry, communities, universities, national laboratories, and other stakeholders to promote a clean and secure energy future.

2011-01-01

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Alien aquatic plant species in European countries  

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Hussner A (2012). Alien aquatic plant species in European countries. Weed Research52, 297–306. SUMMARY: Alien aquatic plant species cause serious ecological and economic impacts to European freshwater ecosystems. This study presents a comprehensive overview of all alien aquatic plants in Europe, their places of origin and their distribution within the 46 European countries. In total, 96 aquatic species from 30 families have been reported as aliens from at least one European country. Most alien aquatic plants are native to Northern America, followed by Asia and Southern America. Elodea canadensis is the most widespread alien aquatic plant in Europe, reported from 41 European countries. Azolla filiculoides ranks second (25), followed by Vallisneria spiralis (22) and Elodea nuttallii (20). The highest number of alien aquatic plant species has been found in Italy and France (34 species), followed by Germany (27), Belgium and Hungary (both 26) and the Netherlands (24). Even though the number of alien aquatic plants seems relatively small, the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO, http://www.eppo.org) has listed 18 of these species as invasive or potentially invasive within the EPPO region. As ornamental trade has been regarded as the major pathway for the introduction of alien aquatic plants, trading bans seem to be the most effective option to reduce the risk of further unintended entry of alien aquatic plants into Europe.

HUSSNER A

2012-08-01

338

Assessment of technology for self-powered gas appliances: A GATC (Gas Appliance Technology Center) task report, July 1988-January 1989  

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This study assessed the potential technical and economic feasibility of self-powered appliances, and identified candidate appliances and matching energy technologies for self-powered appliances. This assessment included residential and small commercial appliances that have a potential for near-term application.

Weller, A.E.; Stickford, G.H.

1989-01-31

339

Characterization and Coil Test Results for a Multifilamentary NbTi Conductor Utilizing Artificial Pinning Center Technology  

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The introduction of pinning centers via the controlled addition of a second phase, with the correct size and spacing, has been proposed as a method for producing a material with optimum flux pinning and hence a higher critical current density in practical superconductors. The demonstration of such artificial pinning center (APC) materials has been the aim of recent collaborative efforts with several U.S. manufacturers. This paper reports the coil test results for a multifilamentary NbTi conductor fabricated using an APC technique. The conductor showed improved performance compared to earlier APC conductors, and its performance is comparable to that found in conventional multifilamentary NbTi conductors. In addition to coil test results, the paper will report on the low field magnetization, SEM, and TEM studies, and the results will be compared with similar results on conventional NbTi.

Scanlan, R.M.; Dietderich, D.; Ghiorso, W.; McManaman, P.

1992-08-01

340

The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) - Ten-year experience in supporting innovative nuclear and other programs (information review)  

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Full text: The ISTC is a unique international organisation created ten years ago by Russia, USA, EU and Japan in Moscow. Numerous science and technology projects are realised with the ISTC support in different areas, from biotechnologies and environmental problems to all aspects of nuclear studies, including those focused on the development of effective innovative concepts and technologies in the nuclear field, in general, and for improvement of nuclear safety, in particular. The presentation addresses some technical results of the ISTC projects as well as methods and approaches employed by the ISTC to foster close international collaboration and manage projects towards fruitful results. (author)

2003-01-01

 
 
 
 
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The technology of indirectly irradiated targets for inertial fusion researches at the Russian Federal nuclear center - VNIIEF  

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The results of targets technology development for indirectly drive implosion experiments on the laser facility ISKRA-5, and also the constructions of targets developed at VNIIEF during last 4 years are represented. Moreover, a development of not destroying control methods for target parameters is written. (authors)

2000-01-01

342

The technology of indirectly irradiated targets for inertial fusion researches at the Russian Federal nuclear center - VNIIEF  

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The results of targets technology development for indirectly drive implosion experiments on the laser facility ISKRA-5, and also the constructions of targets developed at VNIIEF during last 4 years are represented. Moreover, a development of not destroying control methods for target parameters is written. (authors)

Andramanova, Y.V.; Veselov, A.V.; Zhidkov, N.V.; Ivanin, I.A.; Ignatev, Y.V.; Izgorodin, V.M.; Kirillov, G.A.; Komleva, G.A.; Makarov, M.Y.; Medvedev, E.F.; Morovov, A.P.; Nikolaev, G.P.; Pinegin, A.V.; Romaev, V.N.; Solomatina, E.Y.; Tacenko, M.V.; Tenyaev, B.N.; Cherkesova, I.N.; Yukhimchuk, A.A. [Russian Federal Nuclear Center, All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics, RFNC-VNIIEF, Sarov (Russian Federation)

2000-07-01

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List of scientific and technological reports of the Nuclear Research Center Juelich Jan. 1985 - March 1988. 2. ed.  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] This list of scientific and technological reports at first comprises some general publications such as abbreviations used in technical reports, annual report for 1984, 1985, 1986, the list of reports 1984 and 1985, surveys and inquiries on the population to the Chernobyl accident and on the scientific personnel of Juelich to the transfer of scientific knowledge to the public. - The other reports are concerned with the subjects mathematics - computer - cybernetics, general physics, atomic- and nuclear physics, solid state physics, materials, analytical chemistry, technology, reactor techniques, measuring techniques, biology, agriculture, questions of energy, medicine, environment, plasma physics and fusion reactor technology, physical chemistry, nuclear- and radiochemistry, chemical technology, electrotechniques - electronics, geosciences. Finally a register of the authors is added. (HK)[de] Diese Liste der wissenschaftlich-technischen Berichte umfasst zunaechst einige allgemeine Veroefffentlichungen wie Abkuerzungen in technischen Reports, Annual-Reports 1984, 1985, 1986, Verzeichnis der Berichte 1984 und 1985, Befragungen der Bevoelkerung zu Tschernobyl und zum Wissenschafts-Transfer der wiss. Mitarbeiter. - Die anderen Berichte sind aus den Gebieten Mathematik - Computer - Kybernetik, Allgemeine Physik, Atom- und Kernphysik, Festkoerperphysik, Werkstoffe, Analytische Chemie, Technik, Reaktortechnik, Messtechnik, Biologie, Landwirtschaft, Energiefragen, Medizin, Umwelt, Plasmaphysik und Fusionsreaktortechnologie, Physikalische Chemie, Kern- und Radiochemie, Chemische Technologie, Elektrotechnik - Elektronik, Geowissenschaften. Den Abschluss bildet ein Autoren-Register. (HK)

1988-01-01

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The Atomic Spectroscopy Data Center at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Activities 1999-2001  

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Dr. Wiese discussed activities and trends at the NIST Data Centers in the last two years. He reviewed priorities covered in data work and reviewed the bibliographic and numerical databases now on their website. The Atomic Spectra Database (ASD) is their main atomic physics web database and this is a reference data, e.g., the wavelength data is generally accurate to six significant figures and transition probability data is certain to with less than ±50%. Dr. Wiese also reported about recent work on the compilation and evaluation of data for wavelengths and energy levels of elements Cu, Kr and Mo (and several others), which are fusion relevant

2001-01-01

345

FY 1987 Aquatic Species Program: Annual report  

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The goal of the Department of Energy/Solar Energy Research Institute Aquatic Species Program is to develop the technology base to produce liquid fuels from microalagae at prices competitive with conventional alternatives. Microalgae are unusual plants that can accumulate large quantities of oil and can thrive in high-salinity water, which currently has no competing uses. The algal oils, in turn, are readily converted into gasoline and diesel fuels. The best site for successful microalgae production was determined to be the US desert Southwest, with potential applications to other warm areas. Aggressive research is needed, but the improvements required are attainable. The four prime research areas in the development of this technology are growth and production, engineering design, harvesting, and conversion. Algae are selected for three criteria: tolerance to environmental fluctuations, high growth rates, and high lipid production. From 1982 to 1986, the program collected more than 3000 strains of microalgae that are more than twice as tolerant to temperature and salinity fluctuation than the initial strains. Productivity has been increased by a factor of two in outdoor culture systems since 1982, and lipid content has also been increased from 20% of body weight in 1982 to greater than 66% of body weight in 1987. Research programs are ongoing in lipid biochemistry and genetic engineering so that ultimately strains can be modified and improved to combine their best characteristics. An outdoor test facility is being built in Roswell, New Mexico.

Johnson, D.A.; Sprague, S.

1987-09-01

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The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC): Supporting of nuclear knowledge progress through ten years international cooperation (information review)  

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The ISTC is an unique international organisation created more than ten years ago by Russia, USA, EU and Japan in Moscow. Numerous science and technology projects are realised with the ISTC support in different areas, from biotechnologies and environmental problems to all aspects of nuclear studies, including those focused on the development of effective innovative concepts and technologies in the nuclear field, in general, and for improvement of nuclear safety, in particular. Indeed, the concern of the international nuclear community about keeping information and skills is reasonable, and assistance to preservation of nuclear knowledge is important and relevant task rightly undertaken under the IAEA auspices. The presentation addresses some results of the ISTC projects as well as methods and approaches employed by the ISTC to foster close international collaboration and manage projects towards fruitful results

2004-01-01

347

Impact of Information and Communication Technology on Information Seeking Behavior of Users in Astronomy and Astrophysics Centers of India: A Survey  

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This study is based on a survey designed to determine the Information Seeking Behavior (ISB) of Astronomy and Astrophysics users in India. The main objective of the study is to determine the sources consulted and the general pattern of the information-gathering system of users and the impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on the Astronomy and Astrophysics user's Information Seeking Behavior. It examines various Information and Communication Technology-based resources and methods of access and use. A descriptive sample stratified method has been used and data was collected using a questionnaire as the main tool. The response rate was 72%. Descriptive statistics were also employed and data have been presented in tables and graphs. The study is supported by earlier studies. It shows that Astronomy and Astrophysics users have developed a unique Information Seeking Behavior to carry out their education and research. The vast majority of respondents reported that more information is available from a variety of e-resources. Consequently, they are able to devote more time to seek out relevant information in the current Information and Communication Technology scenario. The study also indicates that respondents use a variety of information resources including e-resources for teaching and research. Books and online databases such as the NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) were considered more important as formal sources of information. E-mail and face-to-face communications are used extensively by users as informal sources of information. It also reveals that despite the presence of electronic sources, Astronomy and Astrophysics users are still using printed materials. This study should to help to improve various Information and Communication Technology-based services. It also suggests that GOI should adopt Information and Communication Technology-based Information Centers and Libraries services and recommends a network-based model for Astronomy and Astrophysics users.

Sahu, H. K.; Singh, S. N.

2010-10-01

348

NREL's Wind R&D Success Stories, National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) (Fact Sheet)  

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Wind energy research, development, and deployment have reduced the cost of large and small wind turbine technologies, increased wind energy system reliability and operability, lowered risk by validating performance and design, increased the understanding of the true impacts of wind energy on the U.S. electrical infrastructure, and expanded wind energy markets. A synopsis of research conducted on utility-scale wind turbines, small wind turbines, software, components, market development and grid integration are detailed.

2010-01-01

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Cooperative Monitoring Center Occasional Paper/16: The Potential of Technology for the Control of Small Weapons: Applications in Developing Countries  

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For improving the control of small arms, technology provides many possibilities. Present and future technical means are described in several areas. With the help of sensors deployed on the ground or on board aircraft, larger areas can be monitored. Using tags, seals, and locks, important objects and installations can be safeguarded better. With modern data processing and communication systems, more information can be available, and it can be more speedily processed. Together with navigation and transport equipment, action can be taken faster and at greater range. Particular considerations are presented for cargo control at roads, seaports, and airports, for monitoring designated lines, and for the control of legal arms. By starting at a modest level, costs can be kept low, which would aid developing countries. From the menu of technologies available, systems need to be designed for the intended application and with an understanding of the local conditions. It is recommended that states start with short-term steps, such as acquiring more and better radio transceivers, vehicles, small aircraft, and personal computers. For the medium term, states should begin with experiments and field testing of technologies such as tags, sensors, and digital communication equipment.

ALTMANN, JURGEN

2000-07-01

350

Marine envenomations and aquatic dermatology.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

Jellyfish stings are usually mild except those caused by species in the South Pacific. The box jellyfish can produce a severe cardiorespiratory insult. The sting of the Portuguese man-of-war is more potent than that of the common jellyfish. The Indo-Pacific area is the source of the most venomous bony fish. Many injuries can be avoided by wearing shoes when walking in shallow water or tide pools. Aquatic-related skin infections may involve unusual organisms. Swimmer's itch, a disease of freshwater bathing, is caused by cercariae. Seabather's eruption produces a rash in swimsuit-covered areas; the etiology is not clear.

Soppe GG

1989-08-01

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Population approaches to aquatic toxicology  

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Field studies in which age-specific survivorship and fecundity are measured can provide data for the validation of laboratory studies conducted to assess the effects of toxic materials on aquatic species. Comparison of the variability of age-specific survivorship and fecundity in polluted versus nonpolluted areas would provide insight into the consequences of pollution at the population level. Techniques which permit prediction of population structure and growth from age-specific survivorship and fecundity schedules are described. These techniques include the life table and the Leslie matrix. Examples of population studies in which these techniques may be applied are given.

Vinegar, M.B.

1981-10-01

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High efficiency electricity production in the sugar industry of the future: The Pacific International Center for High Technology Research Project (>6MW{sub e})  

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The Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR) is presently starting up a 100 tpd bagasse Renugas{reg_sign} gasifier which was developed under license from the Institute of Gas Technology (IGT). For thousands of years, mankind has used biomass for energy, burning it first in campfires. In more modem times, combustion boiler systems were developed such as those fueled by coal. Through inefficient, these systems answered an increasing need for energy brought on by the industrial revolution. Yesterday`s systems are being replaced with more efficient methods of energy conversion and extraction. Recognizing the untapped potential for biomass power to provide clean and efficient energy, the U.S. Department of Energy established the National Biomass Power Program in 1991. The State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism is collaborating in this national program to complement the development of its own sustainable resource program. As a key player in this program, PICHTR will design, construct, and operate a biomass gasification facility that will be the centerpiece of the nation`s biomass gasification technology.

Trenka, A.R. [Pacific International Center for High Technology Research, Honolulu, HI (United States)

1995-12-31

353

Overview of NASA Lewis Research Center free-piston Stirling engine technology activities applicable to space power systems  

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An overview is presented of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center free-piston Stirling engine activities directed toward space-power application. One of the major elements of the program is the development of advanced power conversion concepts of which the Stirling cycle is a viable candidate. Under this program the research findings of the 25 kWe opposed-piston Space Power Demonstrator Engine (SPDE) are presented. Included in the SPDE discussion are initial differences between predicted and experimental power outputs and power output influenced by variations in regenerators. Projections are made for future space-power requirements over the next few decades. A cursory comparison is presented showing the mass benefits that a Stirling system has over a Brayton system for the same peak temperature and output power.

Slaby, J.G.

1987-01-01

354

Using Multisensory Technology to Create a Therapeutic Environment for People with Dementia in an Adult Day Center: A Pilot Study.  

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This quantitative pilot study examined the feasibility of using a multisensory environment (MSE) as a nonpharmacological intervention for people with behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) within an adult day care center. Outcome measures were participant agitation, participant reaction to MSE, and caregiver satisfaction with MSE as a management strategy for older adults with BPSD. A within-subjects, repeated measures research design was used to obtain results from a total of 8 older adults with BPSD and 4 formal caregivers. Results indicated that the majority of participants enjoyed the MSE and improvements in some BPSD were observed after using the MSE. Reports from formal caregivers indicated that they believed the MSE was a useful nonpharmacological therapy for reducing anxiety and agitation among the day care participants who exhibited BPSD. Caregivers also suggested that this intervention should be incorporated into the design of the building and that a dedicated staff be assigned to facilitate the intervention for older adults each day.

Riley-Doucet CK; Dunn KS

2013-08-01

355

Georgia Institute of Technology Solar Thermal Advanced Research Center. Technical progress report, September 1, 1981-December 31, 1982  

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This program emphasizes research on the use of concentrated solar radiation as a high temperature energy source for advanced solar thermal energy systems. The research tasks address crucial technology needs in high temperature materials, diagnostic techniques and small scale research component development. The objectives of the research performed during the contract period are summarized and detailed progress reports are included in the appendices for the following tasks: high temperature window materials; high temperature ceramic materials; prediction; surface temperature diagnostic technique development; design, construction and testing of a direct flux entrainment reactor; and feedstock characterization.

Cassanova, R.A., Bomar,, S.H. Jr.; Elfe, T.B.; Knight, J.A.; Mackie, P.E.; Neale, D.H.

1982-01-01

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An assessment of technology-based service encounters & network security on the e-health care systems of medical centers in Taiwan  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background Enhancing service efficiency and quality has always been one of the most important factors to heighten competitiveness in the health care service industry. Thus, how to utilize information technology to reduce work load for staff and expeditiously improve work efficiency and healthcare service quality is presently the top priority for every healthcare institution. In this fast changing modern society, e-health care systems are currently the best possible way to achieve enhanced service efficiency and quality under the restraint of healthcare cost control. The electronic medical record system and the online appointment system are the core features in employing e-health care systems in the technology-based service encounters. Methods This study implemented the Service Encounters Evaluation Model, the European Customer Satisfaction Index, the Attribute Model and the Overall Affect Model for model inference. A total of 700 copies of questionnaires from two authoritative southern Taiwan medical centers providing the electronic medical record system and the online appointment system service were distributed, among which 590 valid copies were retrieved with a response rate of 84.3%. We then used SPSS 11.0 and the Linear Structural Relationship Model (LISREL 8.54) to analyze and evaluate the data. Results The findings are as follows: (1) Technology-based service encounters have a positive impact on service quality, but not patient satisfaction; (2) After experiencing technology-based service encounters, the cognition of the service quality has a positive effect on patient satisfaction; and (3) Network security contributes a positive moderating effect on service quality and patient satisfaction. Conclusion It revealed that the impact of electronic workflow (online appointment system service) on service quality was greater than electronic facilities (electronic medical record systems) in technology-based service encounters. Convenience and credibility are the most important factors of service quality in technology-based service encounters that patients demand. Due to the openness of networks, patients worry that transaction information could be intercepted; also, the credibility of the hospital involved is even a bigger concern, as patients have a strong sense of distrust. Therefore, in the operation of technology-based service encounters, along with providing network security, it is essential to build an atmosphere of psychological trust.

Chang Hsin; Chang Ching

2008-01-01

357

Diversity of aquatic bacterial populations  

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A study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of adapting the automated Quantum II for the identification of bacterial fish pathogens. Optimal incubation conditions were determined for each of the species used, and, by using a Chi-square goodness of fit test, it was shown that isolates could be sorted into like-species groups with a Ward's hierarchical cluster analysis technique. In a second study, population profiles, growth kinetics, and transformation kinetics were evaluated for bacteria isolated from 4 aquatic environments located in the southeastern United States. Gradual long-term accumulation of organic acids in the waters of the Okefenokee Swamp, located in southeast Georgia and northeast Florida, has resulted in acidic water ranging from pH 3.5 to 4.5. A study was designed to evaluate the metabolic efficiency of surface-water gram-negative nonfermentative bacteria and ascertain whether aquatic bacterial populations exhibit adaptation to the low pH conditions. Using the computerized AMBIS the uptake and incorporation of {sup 35}S-methionine into bacterial proteins under 5 levels of pH was quantitated for each of the test organisms.

Teska, J.D.

1988-01-01

358

Diversity of aquatic bacterial populations  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] A study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of adapting the automated Quantum II for the identification of bacterial fish pathogens. Optimal incubation conditions were determined for each of the species used, and, by using a Chi-square goodness of fit test, it was shown that isolates could be sorted into like-species groups with a Ward's hierarchical cluster analysis technique. In a second study, population profiles, growth kinetics, and transformation kinetics were evaluated for bacteria isolated from 4 aquatic environments located in the southeastern United States. Gradual long-term accumulation of organic acids in the waters of the Okefenokee Swamp, located in southeast Georgia and northeast Florida, has resulted in acidic water ranging from pH 3.5 to 4.5. A study was designed to evaluate the metabolic efficiency of surface-water gram-negative nonfermentative bacteria and ascertain whether aquatic bacterial populations exhibit adaptation to the low pH conditions. Using the computerized AMBIS the uptake and incorporation of 35S-methionine into bacterial proteins under 5 levels of pH was quantitated for each of the test organisms

1988-01-01

359

Valuation Methodology for the Intangible Negotiation Contributions to the Projects Technology Management in a University R&D Center  

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Full Text Available A valuation methodology for the intangible negotiation contributions is proposed from the negotiation circuits of the Management of Technology Development Projects (MTDP) and linking model. It is based in the definition and optimization of specific criteria mathematical cost function. The application of the methodology requires the identification of a the negotiation circuits required for the project by the development team and the technology transfer and responsible linking office. To reduce the problem complexity some valuation criteria are used as the methodology fundaments. The MTDP model activities are not applied to all the organization's R&D projects, but it is clear that in all of them it is at least required one negotiation circuitto get the acceptance of the technical and economical project proposals. Finally, a function that covers the relation of the optimal probability success with respect to the percentage of those projects using negotiation at the different phases of the MTDP model is proposed. The methodology presented al lows the calculation of the negotiation contributions with respect to the whole Project value.

Vega–González L.R.

2010-01-01

360

PHYTOREMEDIATION OF LEAD FROM WASTEWATER USING AQUATIC PLANTS  

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Full Text Available Increasing urbanization, industrialization and over population is one of the leading causes of environmental degradation and pollution. Heavy metals such as Pb, Zn, Cd, As etc. are the most toxic pollutants which show hazardous effects on all living things. Lead is one such pollutant which disrupts the food chain and is lethal even at low concentrations. The prevailing purification technologies used for removal of contaminants are not only very costly but causes negative impact on ecosystem subsequently. Phytoremediation, an eco-friendly technology which is both ecologically sound and economically viable is an attractive alternative to the current cleanup methods that are very expensive. This technology involves efficient use of aquatic plants to remove, detoxify or immobilize heavy metals. The purpose of this review is to assess the current state of phytoremediation as an innovative technology and to discuss its usefulness and potential in the remediation of lead contaminated water.

Divya Singh; Richa Gupta; Archana Tiwari

2013-01-01

 
 
 
 
361

PHYTOREMEDIATION OF LEAD FROM WASTEWATER USING AQUATIC PLANTS  

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Full Text Available Increasing urbanization, industrialization and over population is one of the leading causes of environmental degradation and pollution. Heavy metals such as Pb, Zn, Cd, As etc. are the most toxic pollutants which show hazardous effects on all living things. Lead is one such pollutant which disrupts the food chain and is lethal even at low concentrations. The prevailing purification technologies used for removal of contaminants are not only very costly but causes negative impact on ecosystem subsequently. Phytoremediation, an eco-friendly technology which is both ecologically sound and economically viable is an attractive alternative to the current cleanup methods that are very expensive. This technology involves efficient use of aquatic plants to remove, detoxify or immobilize heavy metals. The purpose of this review is to assess the current state of phytoremediation as an innovative technology and to discuss its usefulness and potential in the remediation of lead contaminated water.

Divya Singh; Richa Gupta; Archana Tiwari

2011-01-01

362

Estimating Aquatic Insect Populations. Introduction to Sampling.  

Science.gov (United States)

This booklet introduces high school and junior high school students to the major groups of aquatic insects and to population sampling techniques. Chapter 1 consists of a short field guide which can be used to identify five separate orders of aquatic insects: odonata (dragonflies and damselflies); ephemeroptera (mayflies); diptera (true flies);…

Chihuahuan Desert Research Inst., Alpine, TX.

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Chapter 6: Selenium Toxicity to Aquatic Organisms  

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This chapter addresses the characteristics and nature of organic selenium (Se) toxicity to aquatic organisms, based on the most current state of scientific knowledge. As such, the information contained in this chapter relates to the 'toxicity assessment' phase of aquatic ecologi...

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SUBMERSED AQUATIC VEGETATION MAPPING USING HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGERY  

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Submersed aquatic vegetation (SAV) beds are an important resources for aquatic life and wildfowl in the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay region. SAV habitat is threatened in part by nitrogen loadings from human activities. Monitoring and assessing this resource using field bas...

365

Structural Integrity Program for the 300,000-Gallon Radioactive Liquid Waste Storage Tanks at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center  

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This report provides a record of the Structural Integrity Program for the 300,000-gal liquid waste storage tanks and associated equipment at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center, as required by U.S. Department of Energy M 435.1-1, ''Radioactive Waste Management Manual.'' This equipment is known collectively as the Tank Farm Facility. The conclusion of this report is that the Tank Farm Facility tanks, vaults, and transfer systems that remain in service for storage are structurally adequate, and are expected to remain structurally adequate over the remainder of their planned service life through 2012. Recommendations are provided for continued monitoring of the Tank Farm Facility.

Bryant, J.W.; Nenni, J.A.; Yoder, T.S.

2003-04-22

366

Structural Integrity Program for the 300,000-Gallon Radioactive Liquid Waste Storage Tanks at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center  

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This report provides a record of the Structural Integrity Program for the 300,000-gal liquid waste storage tanks and associated equipment at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center, as required by U.S. Department of Energy M 435.1-1, “Radioactive Waste Management Manual.” This equipment is known collectively as the Tank Farm Facility. This report is an update, and replaces the previous report by the same title issued April 2003. The conclusion of this report is that the Tank Farm Facility tanks, vaults, and transfer systems that remain in service for storage are structurally adequate, and are expected to remain structurally adequate over the remainder of their planned service life through 2012. Recommendations are provided for continued monitoring of the Tank Farm Facility.

Bryant, Jeffrey W.

2010-08-12

367

SciDAC's Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies Semi-Annual Progress Report for the Period October 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010  

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This report summarizes work carried out by the ESG-CET during the period October 1, 2009 through March 31, 2009. It includes discussion of highlights, overall progress, period goals, collaborations, papers, and presentations. To learn more about our project, and to find previous reports, please visit the Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies (ESG-CET) website. This report will be forwarded to the DOE SciDAC program management, the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER) program management, national and international collaborators and stakeholders (e.g., the Community Climate System Model (CCSM), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report (AR5), the Climate Science Computational End Station (CCES), the SciDAC II: A Scalable and Extensible Earth System Model for Climate Change Science, the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP), and other wide-ranging climate model evaluation activities).

Williams, D N; Foster, I T; Middleton, D E; Ananthakrishnan, R; Siebenlist, F; Shoshani, A; Sim, A; Bell, G; Drach, R; Ahrens, J; Jones, P; Brown, D; Chastang, J; Cinquini, L; Fox, P; Harper, D; Hook, N; Nienhouse, E; Strand, G; West, P; Wilcox, H; Wilhelmi, N; Zednik, S; Hankin, S; Schweitzer, R; Bernholdt, D; Chen, M; Miller, R; Shipman, G; Wang, F; Bharathi, S; Chervenak, A; Schuler, R; Su, M

2010-04-21

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Present status and problems on technology development of high level waste management being in progress at Radioisotope Center, JAERI  

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Studies and technical developments concerning to the management of the high level waste from the nuclear fuel reprocessing are reviewed. Problems accompanying with the waste management are extracted and then subjects to be studied in future are discussed by co-operation of the study groups of Radioisotope Center, JAERI, which work at studies and technical developments on the waste management. This paper presents the results. First, studies progressing in each group at present were introduced. Then the present status of R and D concerning the disposal of the high level waste in advanced countries was investigated. Finally data and information considered necessary to make schedule of R and D were accumulated. On the base of the information obtained above, aims and subjects of R and D were discussed and following consensus of opinions was attained. The subjects should be taken up from the point of comprehensive and long term view, including the check and review of the nuclear fuel cycle at present. Risk analysis of the ultimate disposal, partitioning and transmutation are particularly important as the subjects to be studied in JAERI. (auth.)

1977-01-01

369

The aquatic ecotoxicology of triazine herbicides  

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Triazine herbicides control plant growth by inhibiting photophosphorylation, but typically do not cause permanent cell damage or death. Effects on aquatic plants are reversible; photosynthesis resumes when the herbicide disappears from the water, and sometimes even while it is still present. Effects on aquatic plant communities are further ameliorated by species replacements, so the communities as a whole are less sensitive than their most sensitive species. Atrazine, a representative triazine herbicide, is toxic to aquatic plants (algae and macrophytes) at concentrations in the range of 20 to 200 {mu}g/L or less. Aquatic invertebrates and fish are much less sensitive than plants, with acute toxicity occurring at 1000 {mu}g/L or higher. Ecologically significant effects in aquatic ecosystems are likely only if plant communities are severely damaged by prolonged exposure to high atrazine concentrations.

Giddings, J.M. [ENSR Consulting & Engineering, Woods Hole, MA (United States)] [and others

1996-10-01

370

Development of aquatic animal experiment facility, Aquatic Habitat (AQH)  

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We have been performing technical studies to develop aquatic animal experiment facility, Aquatic Habitat (AQH), for both of short-term experiments in the Space Shuttle middeck and long-term experiments in the Space Station including the Centrifuge Accommodation Module (CAM). The AQH will have the capabilities to accommodate three-generations of small freshwater fish (medaka and zebrafish) and egg through metamorphosis of amphibian (African clawed frog). For these purposes, the AQH will have the following brand-new capabilities that the previous facilities have never had; 90days experiment duration, automatic feeding according to specimen types and their developmental stages, separation of generations for fish, specimen sample collection in various developmental stages, air/water interface control for amphibian, continuous monitoring of specimen behavior even in dark condition, and so on. We have already performed preliminary breeding tests for medaka and zebrafish with a breeding system prototype. Their mating behavior was performed successfully in the small closed chamber and the hatched larvae grew and started spawning on the 45-47th day after hatching. These results demonstrated that three generational breeding of medaka and zebrafish within 90days would be possible based on this breeding system prototype. Also, we have developed almost of the above new mechanisms, that is, an automatic feeding system, an egg separation mechanism for fish, an air stabilizer to control air/water interface, and a continuous specimen monitoring system through light/dark cycle. Based on these results, we have manufactured a BBM of AQH water circulation system and performed biological compatibility tests as a next step. For African clawed frog breeding, some problems have been revealed through the preliminary tests with the breeding system prototype. Currently, we are performing the investigations to resolve the problems and preparing to proceed to the next step.

Uchida, S.; Kono, Y.; Sakimura, T.; Nishikawa, W.; Fujimoto, N.; Murakami, K.; Nakamura, T.

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Data management and GIS in the Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM): from integrated spatial data to the mapping of risk  

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Full Text Available The project 'Risk Map Germany' of the Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM) aims at the examination of existing and the development of new approaches for integrated risk assessment as well as the realisation of risk analyses for selected threats and regions. Hazard, vulnerability and risk maps display the results and provide valuable information for planning, insurances, emergency management, science and the public. This article describes the development of the basic information infrastructure for CEDIM and the 'Risk Map Germany' providing components for the networking of participating institutions, for common data management, data dissemination and publication. While a web based project platform offers information and communication facilities for all the project members and also the presentation of CEDIM to the public, an integrated data base is prepared as foundation for cross-discipline but common risk assessment. It is made available by the spatial data service 'CEDIM Data Center' which allows the project members to inform themselves about the characteristics of existing data and its applicability for their specific tasks by exploring GIS functionalities. Suitable data can be downloaded and further processed in their own work environment. The components' alignment with the principles of Spatial Data Infrastructures is required to accomplish the suppositions for long-term availability and accessibility of data, information and services.

P. Köhler; M. Müller; M. Sanders; J. Wächter

2006-01-01

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The new FTU control system as a result of technological and functional evolution at Frascati Energy Research Center  

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The paper describes the evolution of the control and data acquisition system from its initial implementation on the Frascati Tokamak (FT) to the modifications for the Frascati Tokamak Upgrade (FTU), and then the present upgrading necessitated by machine enhancement and technological improvements. The latest developments have been made placing emphasis on the typical requirements of an experimental fusion machine control system, such as modular structure, advanced man-machine interface, automation of all or part of the management procedures of the experiment, easy servicing and updating of the software system, possibility to include important commercial software applications, such as data base, and historical registration of plant measurements. Experience has also shown that the following goals should also be achieved: easiness of use by operators who do not have a thorough knowledge of the layout of all the plants, possibility to keep and integrate the existing applications used by FTU physicists. The new control and data acquisition system integrates old and new requirements with currently available commercial software applications in order to match optimization, throughput, and the experimental requirements.

Bertocchi, A.; Buceti, G.; Bozzolan, V.; Centioli, C.; Imparato, A.; Mazza, G.; Panella, M.; Torelli, C.; Vitale, V. [Associazione EURATOM-ENEA sulla Fusione, Frascati (Italy)

1995-12-31

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In situ recovery of oil from Utah tar sand: a summary of tar sand research at the Laramie Energy Technology Center  

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This report describes work done by the United States Department of Energy's Laramie Energy Technology Center from 1971 through 1982 to develop technology for future recovery of oil from US tar sands. Work was concentrated on major US tar sand deposits that are found in Utah. Major objectives of the program were as follows: determine the feasibility of in situ recovery methods applied to tar sand deposits; and establish a system for classifying tar sand deposits relative to those characteristics that would affect the design and operation of various in situ recovery processes. Contents of this report include: (1) characterization of Utah tar sand; (2) laboratory extraction studies relative to Utah tar sand in situ methods; (3) geological site evaluation; (4) environmental assessments and water availability; (5) reverse combustion field experiment, TS-1C; (6) a reverse combustion followed by forward combustion field experiment, TS-2C; (7) tar sand permeability enhancement studies; (8) two-well steam injection experiment; (9) in situ steam-flood experiment, TS-1S; (10) design of a tar sand field experiment for air-stream co-injection, TS-4; (11) wastewater treatment and oil analyses; (12) economic evaluation of an in situ tar sand recovery process; and (13) appendix I (extraction studies involving Utah tar sands, surface methods). 70 figs., 68 tabs.

Marchant, L.C.; Westhoff, J.D.

1985-10-01

374

Aquatic Species Program review: proceedings of principal investigators meeting  

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The purpose of the Aquatic Species Program is to improve the productivity, conversion to fuels, and cost efficiency of aquatic plant culture technologies. The emphasis of the program is on developing a mass culture technology for cultivating oil-yielding microalgae in the American southwest. A technical and economic analysis indicated that such a concept would be feasible if (1) lipid yields from microalgae are improved, (2) there is sufficient saline water for large-scale development, and (3) microalgal lipids can be economically converted to conventional fuels. It was determined that fuels from microalgal lipids presented better options than converting the microalgal biomass to either alcohols or methane. All lipids can potentially be catalytically converted to gasoline, or the fatty acids can be converted to substitute diesel fuels. The Southwest has the necessary low, flat, underutilized lands, and carbon dioxide is available from either natural deposits or flue gas from industrial plants. The amount of saline water available will probably determine how much fuel can be produced from aquatic species, and this question should be answered during 1985. The largest constraint of this technology is the economical production of an oil-rich microalgal feedstock. The agenda for the review was divided into four sections: species selection and characterization, applied physiological studies, outdoor mass cultivation, and systems design and analysis. Papers from these presentations are included in these proceedings. Program advances were reported in the areas of species collection and selection, modulated light physiology, mass culture yields, harvesting of microalgae, mass culture facility design and analysis, and assessments on fuel options from microalgae. Separate abstracts have been prepared for each paper for inclusion in the Energy Data Base.

1985-06-01

375

Os Centros Federais de Educação Tecnológica e o ensino superior: duas lógicas em confronto/ The federal centers of technological education and higher education: two confronting logics  

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Full Text Available Abstract in portuguese O sentido educacional que os Centros Federais de Educação Tecnológica assumem ao se tornarem, progressivamente, instituições de ensino superior, exige que se defina que ser humano se quer formar e a que finalidades se destina a educação. Cabe ainda uma reflexão sobre a questão da técnica, da ciência e da tecnologia e sua relação com o trabalho e a educação. Tendo como horizonte uma visão de totalidade social dos fenômenos, nas múltiplas relações que es (more) tabelecem, portanto, na sua complexidade, trataremos do tema proposto em sua dimensão histórica e política. Primeiro, refletimos sobre o significado da técnica e sua relação com o conhecimento, a ciência e as tecnologias. A seguir, trataremos dos termos cidadão produtivo e/ou emancipado e da estrutura social brasileira e suas grandes desigualdades. Por último, da questão da universidade, da produção do conhecimento e de sua relação com o ensino médio e a formação de tecnólogos em nível superior. Abstract in english As the Federal Centers of Technological Education gradually become higher education institutions the educational meaning they assume requires a definition of which human being we want to form and what purposes education serves. A reflection about the issue of technique, science and technology and their relation to work and education is also needed. Seeking a vision of social totality of the phenomena, in their multiple relations, therefore, in their complexity, we tackle (more) the proposed subject in its historical and political dimension. We first reflect on the meaning of technique and its relation to knowledge, science and technologies. We then approach the terms productive and/or emancipated citizen and the Brazilian social structure, marked by great inequalities. Finally, we raise the issues of universities and production of knowledge and their relation to senior high school and the education of technologists on a higher level.

Ciavatta, Maria

2006-10-01

376

Os Centros Federais de Educação Tecnológica e o ensino superior: duas lógicas em confronto The federal centers of technological education and higher education: two confronting logics  

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Full Text Available O sentido educacional que os Centros Federais de Educação Tecnológica assumem ao se tornarem, progressivamente, instituições de ensino superior, exige que se defina que ser humano se quer formar e a que finalidades se destina a educação. Cabe ainda uma reflexão sobre a questão da técnica, da ciência e da tecnologia e sua relação com o trabalho e a educação. Tendo como horizonte uma visão de totalidade social dos fenômenos, nas múltiplas relações que estabelecem, portanto, na sua complexidade, trataremos do tema proposto em sua dimensão histórica e política. Primeiro, refletimos sobre o significado da técnica e sua relação com o conhecimento, a ciência e as tecnologias. A seguir, trataremos dos termos cidadão produtivo e/ou emancipado e da estrutura social brasileira e suas grandes desigualdades. Por último, da questão da universidade, da produção do conhecimento e de sua relação com o ensino médio e a formação de tecnólogos em nível superior.As the Federal Centers of Technological Education gradually become higher education institutions the educational meaning they assume requires a definition of which human being we want to form and what purposes education serves. A reflection about the issue of technique, science and technology and their relation to work and education is also needed. Seeking a vision of social totality of the phenomena, in their multiple relations, therefore, in their complexity, we tackle the proposed subject in its historical and political dimension. We first reflect on the meaning of technique and its relation to knowledge, science and technologies. We then approach the terms productive and/or emancipated citizen and the Brazilian social structure, marked by great inequalities. Finally, we raise the issues of universities and production of knowledge and their relation to senior high school and the education of technologists on a higher level.

Maria Ciavatta

2006-01-01

377

Collection and preservation of genetic resources of aquatic organisms  

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In the field of aquatic culture, improvement on raising technology is influential on the product quality. More important is genetic improvement, or breeding. Therefore, the collection and conservation of genetic resources are significant. This paper discusses this issue. The subjects covered are as follows: (1) Tremendous changes in circumstances of fishery and the significance of genetic resource preservation, (2) preservation and utilization at present -- examples in Japan and some other countries, (3) advanced technology development related to genetic resources -- an introduction to a genetic resource utilization model in which biotechnology is fully utilized, and (4) future prospect -- the possibility of applying genetic resource utilization technology as a means for solving the food problem which is becoming more serious as the world population increases. (1 fig, 1 tab, 15 refs)

Suzuki, Ryo

1988-09-05

378

Thallium movement in a simple aquatic ecosystem  

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Very little is known about the behavior of thallium in an aquatic system. Because of its toxicity and pollution potential, a greater understanding of thallium transport pathways in aquatic systems is needed. This study examined the transport of thallium among four basic aquatic components: water, sand, vegetation, and fish. Concentrations of thallium decreased slowly in the water and increased tenfold in the vegetation and fish. Definite transport of thallium occurred among water, fish, and vegetation, but no significant transport was seen between the sand and the other ecosystem components. Thallium concentration in the sand remained essentially constant throughout the experiments.

Wallwork-Barber, M.K.; Lyall, K.; Ferenbaugh, R.W.

1985-01-01

379

Aquatic toxicology and hazard assessment: sixth symposium  

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This report on the sixth annual ASTM symposium on aquatic toxicology presents dissemination of ideas, new concepts, methods, and research results in both applied and theoretical aquatic toxicology and hazard assessment. Recent growth in the field has been characterized as quantitative; it has been suggested that a significant increase in the amount of available data has not produced a corresponding increase in knowledge. Current research activities in critical-need areas are reviewed. Four subsequent sessions discussed principles and application of hazard assessment to aquatic environments, and microcosm and field testing methodologies. Calibration and validation of environmental models, and extrapolation of laboratory results to field situations were also examined.

Bishop, W.E. (Ed.); Cardwell, R.D.; Heidolph, B.B.

1981-10-01

380

Aquatic information and retrieval (AQUIRE) database system  

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The AQUIRE database system is one of the foremost international resources for finding aquatic toxicity information. Information in the system is organized around the concept of an 'aquatic toxicity test.' A toxicity test record contains information about the chemical, species, endpoint, endpoint concentrations, and test conditions under which the toxicity test was conducted. For the past 10 years aquatic literature has been reviewed and entered into the system. Currently, the AQUIRE database system contains data on more than 2,400 species, 160 endpoints, 5,000 chemicals, 6,000 references, and 104,000 toxicity tests.

Hunter, R.; Niemi, G.; Pilli, A.; Veith, G.

1991-01-01

 
 
 
 
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[Effectiveness of aquatic biodance on sleep quality, anxiety and other symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia.  

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effects of an aquatic biodance based therapy on sleep quality, anxiety, depression, pain and quality of life in fibromyalgia patients. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Randomized controlled trial with 2 groups. Fifty-nine patients were assigned to 2 groups: experimental group (aquatic biodance) and control group (stretching). The outcome measures were quality of sleep (Pittsburgh questionnaire), anxiety (State Anxiety Inventory), depression (Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale), pain (visual analogue scale, pressure algometry and McGill) and quality of life (Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire) before and after a 12-week therapy. RESULTS: After treatment, we observed significant differences in the experimental group (P<.05) on sleep quality (49.7%), anxiety (14.1%), impact of fibromyalgia (18.3%), pain (27.9%), McGill (23.7%) and tender points (34.4%). CONCLUSIONS: Aquatic biodance contributed to improvements in sleep quality, anxiety, pain and other fibromyalgia symptoms.

López-Rodríguez MM; Fernández-Martínez M; Matarán-Peñarrocha GA; Rodríguez-Ferrer ME; Granados Gámez G; Aguilar Ferrándiz E

2012-12-01

382

Genome Data Analysis Centers  

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The use of novel technologies, the need to integrate different data types and the immense quantity of data generated by The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network has led to an expansion of the TCGA Research Network to include new centers devoted to data analysis. The Genome Data Analysis Centers (GDACs) work hand-in-hand with the Genome Characterization Centers (GCCs) to develop state-of-the-art tools that assist researchers with processing and integrating data analyses across the entire genome.

383

Anaerobic Digestion of Aquatic Plant Biomass.  

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This document presents the results of an experimental study on the methanic anaerobic fermentation of two algae (Enteromorpha intestinalis, Ulva lactuca) and one superior aquatic plant (Lemna sp.): analysis of the chemical characteristics of the biomass, ...

F. Brouard

1983-01-01

384

Nitrous oxide emission by aquatic macrofauna  

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  A large variety of aquatic animals was found to emit the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide when nitrate was present in the environment. The emission was ascribed to denitrification by ingested bacteria in the anoxic animal gut, and the exceptionally high N2O-to-N2 production ratio suggested delayed induction of the last step of denitrification. Filter- and deposit-feeding animal species showed the highest rates of nitrous oxide emission and predators the lowest, probably reflecting the different amounts of denitrifying bacteria in the diet. We estimate that nitrous oxide emission by aquatic animals is quantitatively important in nitraterich aquatic environments like freshwater, coastal marine, and deep-sea ecosystems. The contribution of this source to overall nitrous oxide emission from aquatic environments might further increase because of the projected increase of nitrate availability in tropical regions and the numeric dominance of filter- and depositfeeders in eutrophic ecosystems.

Stief, Peter; Poulsen, Morten

2009-01-01

385

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Aquatic Organisms  

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The presence of active pharmaceuticals ingredients (APIs) in aquatic systems in recent years has led to a burgeoning literature examining environmental occurrence, fate, effects, risk assessment, and treatability of these compounds. Although APIs have received much attention as ...

386

AQUATIC TOXICITY INFORMATION RETRIEVAL (AQUIRE) DATABASE  

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The AQUIRE (AQUatic toxicity Information REtrieval) database was established in 1981 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), Mid-Continent Ecology Division, Duluth, MN (MED-Duluth). Scientific papers published both nationally and internationally on the tox...

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SciDAC's Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies Semi-Annual Progress Report for the Period April 1, 2009 through September 30, 2009  

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This report summarizes work carried out by the ESG-CET during the period April 1, 2009 through September 30, 2009. It includes discussion of highlights, overall progress, period goals, collaborations, papers, and presentations. To learn more about our project, and to find previous reports, please visit the Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies (ESG-CET) website. This report will be forwarded to the DOE SciDAC program management, the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER) program management, national and international collaborators and stakeholders (e.g., the Community Climate System Model (CCSM), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report (AR5), the Climate Science Computational End Station (CCES), the SciDAC II: A Scalable and Extensible Earth System Model for Climate Change Science, the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP), and other wide-ranging climate model evaluation activities). During this semi-annual reporting period, the ESG-CET team continued its efforts to complete software components needed for the ESG Gateway and Data Node. These components include: Data Versioning, Data Replication, DataMover-Lite (DML) and Bulk Data Mover (BDM), Metrics, Product Services, and Security, all joining together to form ESG-CET's first beta release. The launch of the beta release is scheduled for late October with the installation of ESG Gateways at NCAR and LLNL/PCMDI. Using the developed ESG Data Publisher, the ESG II CMIP3 (IPCC AR4) data holdings - approximately 35 TB - will be among the first datasets to be published into the new ESG enterprise system. In addition, the NCAR's ESG II data holdings will also be published into the new system - approximately 200 TB. This period also saw the testing of the ESG Data Node at various collaboration sites, including: the British Atmospheric Data Center (BADC), the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, the University of Tokyo Center for Climate System Research, and the Australian National University. This period, a total of 14 national and international sites installed an ESG Data Node for testing. During this period, we also continued to provide production-level services to the community, providing researchers worldwide with access to CMIP3 (IPCC AR4), CCES, and CCSM, Parallel Climate Model (PCM), Parallel Ocean Program (POP), and Cloud Feedback Model Intercomparison Project (CFMIP), and NARCCAP data.

Williams, D N; Foster, I T; Middleton, D E

2009-10-15

388

Fabrication of modified 9 Cr-1 Mo steel test article for exposure in sodium components test loop at Energy Technology Engineering Center  

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The fabrication, inspection, shipment, and mechanical properties of a modified 9 Cr-1 steel test article for exposure in the Sodium Components Test Loop (SCTL) at the Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC) are described. The test article delivered consisted of modified 9 Cr-1 Mo steel pipe 232 mm in diameter by 12.7-mm wall by 610 mm long. This pipe was safe ended with type 304L stainless steel spool pieces 152 mm long on each end. The joint between modified 9 Cr-1 Mo and type 304L was made with ERNiCr-3 filler wire. The entire test article was postweld heat treated 1 h at 7320C and ultrasonically inspected before use. Radiography was used to inspect the welds between modified 9 Cr-1 Mo and type 304L stainless steel. The test article was delivered to ETEC on schedule on October 4, 1982. After delivery of the test article, we fabricated an additional piece of the same dimensions by the same procedure for archive purposes, mechanical property testing, and comparison with the actual test article after test. A part of this archive piece also provided a nondestructive examination standard for in-service inspection for ETEC. The archive specimen has already been subjected to tensile and creep testing, microstructural evaluation, and thermal aging for 2000 h at 5100C. The test article has completed a year of operation in the SCTL. We expect to remove this pipe after three years of operation for testing and examination

1984-01-01

389

Reconnaissance survey of site 7 of the proposed Three Rivers Regional Landfill and Technology Center, Savannah River Site, Aiken County, South Carolina  

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This report documents the archaeological investigation of Site 7 of the proposed Three Rivers Regional Landfill and Technology Center in Aiken County on the United States Department of Energy`s Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken and Barnwell Counties, South Carolina. Pedestrian and subsurface survey techniques were used to investigate the 1,403-acre project area. Survey resulted in the discovery of 23 previously unrecorded sites and 11 occurrences; six previously recorded sites were also investigated. These sites consist of six prehistoric sites, nine historic sites, and 14 sites with both prehistoric and historic components. Sites locations and project area boundaries are provided on a facsimile of a USGS 7.5 topographic map. The prehistoric components consist of very small, low-density lithic and ceramic scatters; most contain less than 10 artifacts. Six of the prehistoric components are of unknown cultural affiliation, the remaining prehistoric sites were occupied predominately in the Woodland period. The historic sites are dominated by postbellum/modem home places of tenant and yeoman farmers but four historic sites were locations of antebellum house sites (38AK136, 38AK613, 38AK660, and 38AK674). The historic sites also include an African-American school (38AK677).

Cabak, M.A.; Beck, M.L.; Gillam, C.; Sassaman, K.E.

1996-02-01

390

Idaho HWMA/RCRA Closure Plan for Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center Tanks WM-182 and WM-183 - Rev. 2  

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This document presents the plan for the closure of the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center Tank Farm Facility tanks WM-182 and WM-183 in accordance with Idaho Hazardous Waste Management Act/Resource Conservation and Recovery Act interim status closure requirements. Closure of these two tanks is the first in a series of closures leading to the final closure of the eleven 300,000-gal tanks in the Tank Farm Facility. As such, closure of tanks WM-182 and WM-183 will serve as a proof-of-process demonstration of the waste removal, decontamination, and sampling techniques for the closure of the remaining Tank Farm Facility tanks. Such an approach is required because of the complexity and uniqueness of the Tank Farm Facility closure. This plan describes the closure units, objectives, and compliance strategy as well as the operational history and current status of the tanks. Decontamination, closure activities, and sampling and analysis will be performed with the goal of achieving clean closure of the tanks. Coordination with other regulatory requirements, such as U.S. Department of Energy closure requirements, is also discussed.

Evans, Susan Kay; unknown

2000-12-01

391

Office of Inspector General audit report on the U.S. Department of Energy`s funds distribution and control system at the Federal Energy Technology Center  

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In Fiscal Year 1998, the Federal Energy Technology Center (FETC) was responsible for managing about $723 million in budgetary resources. The objective of this audit was to determine if FETC had a funds distribution and control system to ensure appropriated funds were managed in accordance with congressional intent and applicable policies and procedures. Improvements are needed in FETC`s administration of budgetary and accounting transactions. FETC did not have a comprehensive system to allocate indirect costs to funding programs and work-for-others projects. In addition, FETC did not completely adhere to Headquarters Clean Coal budget direction. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) reached its conclusions despite a scope impairment. Written documentation was not always available, and the audit team did not have ready access to key personnel who could explain certain transactions and management practices and procedures. In order to strengthen the FETC financial management system, the OIG recommended (1) the development of policies, procedures, and practices to accurately collect and allocate indirect costs and (2) improvements in internal control procedures. The OIG also recommended that the Chief Financial Officer conduct a detailed for cause review of the financial management practices at FETC and work with the Office of Field Management to develop a schedule for reviewing the financial management systems of all Departmental elements.

NONE

1999-04-01

392

Status of the 1.76 MeV pulsed light ion beamline at the Northrop Grumman Advanced Technology and Development Center  

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The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) Advanced Technology and Development Center (ATDC) beamline has recently been upgraded to provide a 1.76 MeV beam for use in the testing of various types of targets for gamma ray production. The beam is produced by an RF Driven multicusp volume ion source. After transport through a dual solenoid LEBT. the beam is captured and accelerated to 1.013 MeV by an electroformed monolithic RFQ. The DTL boosts the 1.013 MeV output of the RFQ up to 1.76 MeV. A bunching cavity and three permanent magnet quadrupoles match the RFQ output to the DTL. Downstream of the DTL an electromagnetic quadrupole HEBT transports the beam to a diagnostic station housing target testing hardware. Automatic startup and control algorithms have been developed to simplify- beamline operations. A new sequenced autostart has been developed to start up all three RF cavities and initiate amplitude, phase, and frequency control subsystems. The frequency-control system, which uses a sliding-short tuner and an I and Q tune sensor, is currently integrated into the main control system. This paper will discuss the status of the beamline with emphasis on the energy upgrade, automatic startup and control systems, and the frequency-control subsystem. (author)

1996-11-15

393

Performance of the vertical optical filter for the NG-3 30 m SANS instrument at the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Center for Neutron Research  

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[en] The straight neutron guide and crystal filter formerly used to supply a cold neutron beam to the NG-3 30 m small angle scattering instrument at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research has been replaced by a vertically-kinked 'optical filter' neutron guide that eliminates direct lines-of-sight between the instrument and the neutron source. Due to pre-existing lateral spatial constraints, the optical filter bend is in a vertical plane requiring a vertical displacement of the sample-detector axis by about 14 cm. The optical filter is successful in excluding unwanted fast neutrons and gamma rays from the beam at the sample position without the use of crystal filters. We show that the optical filter provides neutron current density gains at the sample by a factor of about 1.8 at 15 A neutron wavelength with negligible increase in the beam divergence, whilst allowing some measurement capability at wavelengths shorter than 4 A (previously excluded by the beryllium-bismuth crystal filter)

2005-01-01

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Gerald L. Epstein, PhD: director, center for science, technology, and security policy, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Interview by Madeline Drexler.  

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Over his entire career, Gerald Epstein has toiled at the nexus of science, technology, and security. From 2003 to 2009, he was Senior Fellow for Science and Security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Homeland Security Program, where he worked on reducing biological weapons threats, improving national preparedness, and easing potential tensions between the scientific research and national security communities. Epstein came to CSIS from the Institute for Defense Analyses. From 1996 to 2001, he served in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. And from 1983 to 1989, and again from 1991 until its demise in 1995, Epstein worked at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, where he directed a study on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, alongside research on other global security topics. A recognized expert in biological risk reduction, Epstein was actually trained as a physicist, having received SB degrees in physics and electrical engineering from MIT, and a PhD in physics from the University of California at Berkeley. How, then, did he come to study the evolving threat from bioterrorism? "What compelled me about bioterrorism was that it was a stellar example of a topic that would lead to a train wreck between the scientific community and the security community unless they figured out how to work together," he said. "The distance between a laboratory and a very large consequence event is a lot shorter in biology than in any other field. I got into bioterrorism to help make sure that the security community doesn't get so scared of the science that it shuts it down, and that the science community isn't so oblivious of security concerns that it pays no attention to them." Epstein spoke on November 6, 2009, with contributing writer Madeline Drexler, author of Emerging Epidemics: The Menace of New Infections (Penguin, 2009), an updated version of an earlier volume. Drexler holds a visiting appointment at the Harvard School of Public Health and is a senior fellow at Brandeis University's Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism.

Epstein GL

2009-12-01

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Crowdsourcing Aquatic Resource Data Collection: Exploring Effective Methods to Collect and Rectify Citizen Contributed Data  

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Increasing use of mobile computing and geopositioning technology has provided the environmental sciences with vast new pools of data. Prominent among the gathering methods which produce this data is "crowdsourcing", in which citizen scientists volunteer data. Environmental data collected by crowdsourcing may need to be rectified prior to use by the scientific community. Using mobile applications to educate the crowd, support for the targeted environmental data desired, coupled with thoughtful design of mobile applications can potentially aid the process of rectification. This presentation will outline the use of crowdsourced data, cohort groups and design options for mobile applications that can be used to collect aquatic resource information. If rectification challenges can be overcome, the collective power of the crowd can be harnessed to gather standards-based geographic data, information about environmental conditions, and detailed biological data about aquatic resources. Key Words: Crowdsource, Citizen Scientist, Volunteer Data, Geopositioning Aquatic Resource Geographic Data Author Jon Eric Soderberg

Soderberg, J.

2011-12-01

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Access to information: assessment of the use of automated interaction technologies in call centers/ Acesso à informação: avaliação do uso de tecnologias de interação automática em call centers/ Acceso a la información: evaluación del uso de tecnologías de interacción automática en call centers  

Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

Full Text Available Abstract in portuguese Objetivando menores custos e fornecimento das informações desejadas por usuários muitas vezes sem acesso à internet, as empresas de serviço têm adotado tecnologias de interação automática em seus call centers, as quais podem ou não atender às expectativas dos usuários. Baseando-se em diferentes áreas do conhecimento (interação homem-máquina, comportamento do consumidor e uso de TI), 13 proposições são levantadas e desenvolve-se uma pesquisa em três par (more) tes: um focus group, um estudo de campo com usuários e entrevistas com especialistas. Listam-se onze características de atendimento automático que suportam a explicação da satisfação dos usuários, propõe-se um modelo de preferências e obtêm-se evidências a favor ou contra cada uma das 13 proposições. Com conceitos de balanced scorecard, propõe-se um modelo de avaliação gerencial para uso de tecnologia de atendimento automático em call centers. Em trabalhos futuros, as proposições poderão se transformar em hipóteses verificáveis através de uma pesquisa empírica conclusiva. Abstract in spanish Con El Objetivo De Lograr Menores Costos Y Suministrar Informaciones Deseadas Por Usuarios Muchas Veces Sin Acceso A Internet, Las Empresas De Servicios Han Adoptado Tecnologías De Interacción Automática En Sus Call Centers, Las Cuales Pueden O No Atender A Las Expectativas De Los Usuarios. Basándose En Diferentes áreas Del Conocimiento (interacción Hombre-máquina, Comportamiento Del Consumidor Y Uso De Ti), 13 Proposiciones Son Planteadas Y Se Desarrolla Una Inves (more) tigación En Tres Partes: Un Focus Group, Un Estudio De Campo Con Usuarios, Y Entrevistas Con Especialistas. Se Enumeran Once Características De Atención Automática Que Soportan La Explicación De La Satisfacción De Los Usuarios, Se Propone Un Modelo De Preferencias Y Se Obtienen Evidencias A Favor O Contra Cada Una De Las 13 Proposiciones. Con Conceptos De Balanced Scorecard, Se Propone Un Modelo De Evaluación Gerencial Para El Uso De Tecnología De Atención Automática En Call Centers. En Trabajos Futuros, Las Proposiciones Podrán Transformarse En Hipótesis Verificables A Través De Una Investigación Empírica Conclusiva. Abstract in english With the purpose of at lowering costs and reendering the demanded information available to users with no access to the internet, service companies have adopted automated interaction technologies in their call centers, which may or may not meet the expectations of users. Based on different areas of knowledge (man-machine interaction, consumer behavior and use of IT) 13 propositions are raised and a research is carried out in three parts: focus group, field study with users (more) and interviews with experts. Eleven automated service characteristics which support the explanation for user satisfaction are listed, a preferences model is proposed and evidence in favor or against each of the 13 propositions is brought in. With balance scorecard concepts, a managerial assessment model is proposed for the use of automated call center technology. In future works, the propositions may become verifiable hypotheses through conclusive empirical research.

Barth, Nelson Lerner; Meirelles, Fernando de Souza

2011-02-01

397

Bibliography of Publications of the National Fisheries Research Center-Leetown, 1981-1985,  

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The bibliography contains entries for all publications produced by the National Fisheries Research Center-Leetown between 1981 and 1985. Publications are listed under six possible categories; (1) Aquatic plants and their control, (2) Culture and propagati...

L. C. McKenzie V. J. Catrow J. A. Mann

1987-01-01

398

Nuclear energy center conceptual study. Phase III: site specific evaluation. Topical report, environmental  

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Socio-economic factors related to the proposed siting of a 15000 MW, twelve-unit nuclear energy center in Anderson County, South Carolina, are presented. Topics include: recreational use of Lake Hartwell; terrestrial and aquatic ecology; and atmospheric studies.

1981-01-01

399

Fabrication of modified 9 Cr-1 Mo steel test article for exposure in sodium components test loop at Energy Technology Engineering Center  

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The fabrication, inspection, shipment, and mechanical properties of a modified 9 Cr-1 steel test article for exposure in the Sodium Components Test Loop (SCTL) at the Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC) are described. The test article delivered consisted of modified 9 Cr-1 Mo steel pipe 232 mm in diameter by 12.7-mm wall by 610 mm long. This pipe was safe ended with type 304L stainless steel spool pieces 152 mm long on each end. The joint between modified 9 Cr-1 Mo and type 304L was made with ERNiCr-3 filler wire. The entire test article was postweld heat treated 1 h at 732/sup 0/C and ultrasonically inspected before use. Radiography was used to inspect the welds between modified 9 Cr-1 Mo and type 304L stainless steel. The test article was delivered to ETEC on schedule on October 4, 1982. After delivery of the test article, we fabricated an additional piece of the same dimensions by the same procedure for archive purposes, mechanical property testing, and comparison with the actual test article after test. A part of this archive piece also provided a nondestructive examination standard for in-service inspection for ETEC. The archive specimen has already been subjected to tensile and creep testing, microstructural evaluation, and thermal aging for 2000 h at 510/sup 0/C. The test article has completed a year of operation in the SCTL. We expect to remove this pipe after three years of operation for testing and examination.

Sikka, V.K.; Goodwin, G.M.; King, J.F.; Cook, K.V.

1984-04-01

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Fiscal 1999 achievement report. Development of technology for machine tool with energy consumption rationalized (Research and development of dry machining technology using nitrogen gas and machining center for dry machining); 1999 nendo energy shiyo gorika kosaku kikai nado gijutsu kaihatsu seika hokokusho. Chisso gas wo shiyoshita dry kako gijutsu to dry kakoyo machining center no kenkyu kaihatsu  

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Although the use of cutting oil during a cutting process should be avoided from the viewpoints of resources saving and environmental protection, yet the oil is in use in quantities for the suppression of tool wear and for the production of high quality surfaces. Efforts are exerted to develop a cutting technique using nitrogen blow instead of oil and a dry machining technique using nitrogen gas. Activities are conducted in three fields of efforts to (1) establish nitrogen gas aided machining technology for iron based hard materials difficult to machine, (2) to establish nitrogen gas aided machining technology for nonferrous metal materials such as aluminum and magnesium, and (3) to develop a prototype machining center for dry machining to deal successfully with tasks related to energy saving and chip treatment. In the field (1), survey and research are conducted on an optimum machining method and machining temperature and it is confirmed that nitrogen blow machining is superior to other techniques. A success is attained in the enhancement of efficiency of machining of hard materials difficult to cut and in the suppression of tool wear through combining the nitrogen blow technique with an MLQ (minimal quantity lubrication) unit. (NEDO)

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Aquatic macroinvertebrates of the Jablanica river, Serbia  

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Full Text Available Research on the community of aquatic macroinvertebrates was carried out during 2005 and 2006 at four sampling sites along the Jablanica River, a right-hand tributary of the Kolubara River. Fifty-seven taxa were recorded in the course of the investigation. The most diverse group was Ephemeroptera, followed by Trichoptera and Plecoptera. Members of the Rhitrogena semicolorata group were the most abundant. Our results could be the basis for evaluation of the influence of damming of the Jablanica River on the status of its water and can serve as a model for studying the influ­ence of hydromorphological degradation of aquatic ecosystems.

Stefanovi? Katarina S.; Nikoli? Vera P.; Tubi? Bojana P.; Tomovi? Jelena M.; Atanackovi? Ana D.; Simi? V.M.; Paunovi? M.M.

2009-01-01

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Temperature influences on growth of aquatic organisms  

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Temperature profoundly affects the growth rates of aquatic organisms, and its control is essential for effective aquaculture. Characteristically, both low and high temperatures produce slow growth rates and inefficient food conversion, while intermediate temperature ranges provide rapid growth and efficient food conversion. Distinct, species-specific optimum temperatures and upper and lower temperatures of zero growth can often be defined. Thermal effects can be greatly modified by amounts and quality of food. These data not only provide the basis for criteria which maintain growth of wild organisms but also for effectively using waste heat to create optimal conditions of temperature and food ration for growing aquatic organisms commercially

1977-05-11

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La investigación en los institutos universitarios de tecnología de la región centro occidental de Venezuela/ RESEARCH IN THE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTES OF VENEZUELA?S CENTER-WESTERN REGION  

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Full Text Available Abstract in spanish El propósito del presente estudio consistió en caracterizar la investigación que se realiza en los IUT de la Región Centroccidental, en términos de las fortalezas y debilidades institucionales para cumplir con esta función, de acuerdo con su misión. Se utilizó el método de encuesta y la técnica de los grupos de enfoque en una muestra de 215 docentes y 36 gerentes. Los aspectos claves estudiados, asociados al desarrollo de la función de investigación, fueron: e (more) l sistema organizativo y gestión de la investigación, la orientación de la investigación, la capacitación y actualización de los recursos humanos, la divulgación, la infraestructura, el financiamiento, los reconocimientos e incentivos y los aspectos legales. Los resultados permiten concluir, en primer lugar, que la investigación en los IUT tiene fortalezas y debilidades. Entre las primeras están: (a) la existencia de un marco legal que legitima la función de investigación; (b) la existencia de recursos básicos para el desarrollo de la investigación, como son: planta física, infraestructura de apoyo, una comunidad académica y un presupuesto asignado por el Estado para tal fin. En cuanto a las segundas, están: (a) descontextualización y poca pertinencia de la investigación; (b) deficiencia en la formación del personal para acometer un programa pertinente de investigación y desarrollo tecnológico, en concordancia con las necesidades del sector productivo de la región; (c) deficiencias en la instrumentación de las estrategias de acción para lograr los resultados esperados; (d) limitaciones en la organización, gestión y orientación de la investigación; y (e) poco énfasis en la divulgación de los resultados. Abstract in english The purpose of this study was to characterize the research that the technology institutes (IUT) of the center-western region in the country have being doing in terms of their institutional strengths and weaknesses. We used surveys and focus groups with 215 lecturers and 36 managers. The key aspects that were studied, associated with the development and function of research, were: the organization system and research management, research orientation, capability and updatin (more) g of human resources, divulgence, infrastructure, financing, acknowledgments, incentives and legal aspects. The results allow us the following conclusion: first that the technology institutes (IUT) have strengths and weaknesses, between the former are: a) a legal frame that legitimates the research function; b) basic resources for the development of the research field as infrastructure and support, an academic community, a budget assigned by the state with that purpose; the latter are: a) decontextualization and poor pertinence of the research, b) deficiencies in human resources training to undertake a pertinent research and technological development program in agreement with the productive sector needs of the region; c) deficiencies in the action strategies to achieve the results that were expected; d) research limitations in organization, management and orientation; and e) little emphasis in divulgating the results.

Gómez Vásquez, Luis; Ruiz Bolívar, Carlos

2004-07-01

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Studies of aquatic fungi. XIX. Aquatic fungi of the Rudawka River.  

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Studies of aquatic fungi were carried out in the annual cycle in the years 1987-1989 against a background of hydrochemical relations in the Rudawka River, a tributary of the Orlanka. 35 species of aquatic fungi were found, of which a prevailing number were reported many times in various water reservoirs. Such species, however, as Olpidium entophytum, Achlyogeton entophytum, Rhizidium verrucosum, Catenaria sphaerocarpa, Leptolegniella keratinophila and Zoophagus tentaclum are new to Polish hydromycoflora. In summer months (July-August) the mycoflora of this river was poor, the occurrence of various species of aquatic fungi increased in autumn and spring, and less so in winter. PMID:7922489

Czeczuga, B; Muszy?ska, E

1993-01-01

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Studies of aquatic fungi. XIX. Aquatic fungi of the Rudawka River.  

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Studies of aquatic fungi were carried out in the annual cycle in the years 1987-1989 against a background of hydrochemical relations in the Rudawka River, a tributary of the Orlanka. 35 species of aquatic fungi were found, of which a prevailing number were reported many times in various water reservoirs. Such species, however, as Olpidium entophytum, Achlyogeton entophytum, Rhizidium verrucosum, Catenaria sphaerocarpa, Leptolegniella keratinophila and Zoophagus tentaclum are new to Polish hydromycoflora. In summer months (July-August) the mycoflora of this river was poor, the occurrence of various species of aquatic fungi increased in autumn and spring, and less so in winter.

Czeczuga B; Muszy?ska E

1993-01-01

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Phytofabrication of silver nanoparticles by using aquatic plant Hydrilla verticilata  

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Full Text Available Sable N, Gaikwad S, Bonde S, Gade A, Rai M. 2012. Phytofabrication of silver nanoparticles by using aquatic plant Hydrilla verticilata. Nusantara Bioscience 4: 45-49. In the context of current drive to developed new green technology in nanomaterials, synthesis of nanoparticles is of considerable importance. There has been considerable work done in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology during the last decade due to the introduction of various protocols for the synthesis of nanoparticles by using plants and microorganisms. Here we firstly report the extracellular phytosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) using aquatic plants Hydrilla verticilata. The characterization of the phytosynthesized Ag-NPs was done with the help of UV-Vis spectroscopy, FTIR, Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA), Zeta potential and SEM. The SEM micrograph revealed the synthesis of polydispersed spherical nanoparticles, with the average size of 65.55 nm. The phytofabricated Ag-NPs can be used in the field of medicine and agriculture, due to their antimicrobial potential.

NEILESH SABLE; SWAPNIL GAIKWAD; SHITAL BONDE; ANIKET GADE; MAHENDRA RAI

2012-01-01

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Aquatic biomass as a source of fuels and chemicals  

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The Aquatic Species Program (ASP) addresses the development of technologies that produce and utilize plant biomass species which naturally inhabit wetlands or submerged areas. Processes being developed through this program take advantage of the rapid growth rates, high yields, and extraordinary chemical compositions inherently associated with aquatic species. Emphasis is placed on salt tolerant species for cultivation on poorly utilized, low-value lands, where conventional agriculture is not economic. Candidate species are identified from: (1) microalgae-unicellular plants that are natural factories for converting sunlight into high quality oils; (2) macroalgae-large, chemically unique plants that can be easily fermented to methane gas or alcohols; and (3) emergents-plants that grow rooted in waterways and bogs, but are partially exposed above water. Within the next five years, the conditions and resources necessary for sustained systems operations are to be defined, design parameters examined, and experimental facilities developed. Succeeding years are planned to focus on resolving major technical hurdles in systems operations, integration, and component performance. This paper updates the technical progress in this program, describes several aspects of evolving systems concepts, and attempts to provide some perspectives based on potential economics. 16 references, 4 figures, 4 tables.

Raymond, L.P.

1983-09-01

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Chapter 5. Assessing the Aquatic Hazards of Veterinary Medicines  

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In recent years, there has been increasing awareness of the widespread distribution of low concentrations of veterinary medicine products and other pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment. While aquatic hazard for a select group of veterinary medicines has received previous s...

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Control of aquatic vegetation with surfactant and terpene oil  

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An environmentally compatible aquatic herbicidal composition comprising at least one surfactant and at least one high terepene containing natural oil to effectively control target aquatic vegetation including Red Azolla, Salvinia Molesta and Lemna.

PULLEN ERROLL M; PULLEN MELVIN D

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Laboratory Evaluation of the Toxicity of Nitrocellulose to Aquatic Organisms.  

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The acute toxicity of nitrocellulose was studied utilizing aquatic organisms representing several different trophic levels in aquatic ecosystems. No acutely toxic effects of nitrocellulose were observed among any of the fish, invertebrate or algal species...

R. E. Bentley G. A. LeBlanc T. A. Hollister B. H. Sleight

1976-01-01

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History of transport and storage technology for natural gas in the 20 centuries. Pipeline, LNG, storage technology and international trade; 20 seiki ni okeru tennengasu yuso {center_dot} chozo gijutsu no hensen. Paipurain {center_dot} LNG {center_dot} chozo gijutsu to kokusai boeki  

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Natural gas is widely lied under the ground in every place of the world. The great majority of natural gas produced in the region is used in the country, it is said that international trade of natural gas is about 20 % of commercial base production. Natural gas has been used widely in USA and Europe since early times. Especially, the utilization of natural gas has been enlarged by the development of pipeline area since the 1960s. In Japan, because it has been possible to import foreign natural gas as liquefied natural gas with the development of LNG technology, since LNG introduction from ALASKA to Japan in 19690 LNG big project has been realize one after another, and it is widely used as the material for city gas and as the fuel for electric power. And it has been increasingly demanded as a clean energy source. LNG over 50 million ton per year has been recently imported from seven countries in the world. This is about 60 % share of LNG trade in the world. In is background, recent radical advances in the development of long distance pipeline, the technology for liquefying natural gas, and LNG carrier and storage technology have made it possible to be used in the world wide. This report discribes the outview of the transition of these technologies. (author)

Abe, A.; Koda, Y.; Nose, Y. [Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Kikkawa, Y. [Chiyoda Corp., Kanagawa (Japan); Arata, O.; Shiobara, K. [NKK Copr., Tokyo (Japan)

2000-03-20

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Biomass energy technology in Japan  

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This paper presents a case study of an economically and technologically developed country attempting to maximize the use of available biomass energy. The paper highlights research and development efforts in areas such as micro algae technology, aquatic biomass systems, culturing of specific mutants of cellulose enzyme (Trichonderma reesei) and pelletized solid fuel from waste woody material. (author). 22 refs., 4 tabs., 7 figs.

1990-01-01

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Incremental Centering and Center Ambiguity  

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In this paper, we present a model of anaphor resolution within the framework of the centering model. The consideration of an incremental processing mode introduces the need to manage structural ambiguity at the center level. Hence, the centering framework is further refined to account for local and global parsing ambiguities which propagate up to the level of center representations, yielding moderately adapted data structures for the centering algorithm.

Strube, U; Strube, Udo; Hahn, Michael

1996-01-01

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Las políticas institucional y científico-tecnológica del Centro de Inmunología y Productos Biológicos de Camagüey/ The institutional and scientific-technological policies of Camagüey?s Center of Immunology and Biological Products  

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Full Text Available Abstract in spanish La tercera etapa de la política cubana de ciencia y tecnología marcó la creación del Centro de Inmunología y Productos Biológicos en 1994. El carácter empresarial de la actividad científica y la tendencia en la política de la ciencia hacia la innovación delinearon la política institucional del Centro, con cambios en las estructuras física, organizativa y funcional. El reconocimiento del factor territorial en la política de ciencia e innovación tecnológica y (more) la necesaria introducción de los resultados fueron condicionantes políticas trascendentales para que la política científica institucional se centrará en solucionar los problemas del diagnóstico médico. Las medidas adoptadas crearon nuevas estructuras y modos de operación. El Centro cumple con su encargo social a través de proyectos de obtención de productos biológicos. La evaluación de los indicadores de desempeño de la actividad científica convirtió al Centro en objeto de la investigación y la innovación. Abstract in english The third stage of the Cuban policy for science and technology marked the creation of the Center of Immunology and Biological Products in 1994. Both the scientific activity?s managerial character and the scientific policy?s trend towards innovation defined the Center?s institutional policy, changing the physical, organizational, and functional structures. Both the acknowledgement of the territorial aspect of the policy for science and technological innovation and the n (more) ecessary introduction of results became greatly political conditions to focus the institutional scientific policy on solving medical diagnosis problems. Measures were put into effect, creating new structures and ways of action. The Center?s social responsibility is achieved through projects for obtaining biological products. The evaluation of the scientific activity made the Center an object of research and innovation.

Falcón Almeida, Yadira; Casado Hernández, Imilla; Macías Llanes, María Elena; Santana Guerra, Blanca Rosa

2010-04-01

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Modern technologies of reprocessing of thermal reactors SNF developed at the Khlopin Radium Institute for verification at the MCC experimental-demonstration center  

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Technologies of reprocessing of the spent nuclear fuel (SNF) of thermal reactors (TRs) developed at the Khlopin Radium Institute, namely simplified PUREX process and Fluid PUREX process, are discussed. Main operation stages of both technologies are analyzed and results of experimental laboratory verification of these technologies using real SNF are presented. (author)

2010-01-01

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IEEE History Center  

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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) History Center functions "to preserve, research and promote the history of information and electrical technologies." There are many resources on the center's Web site that provide an excellent perspective into some of the original breakthroughs in electrical design and the more recent advancements in computer technology. Historical articles and list of frequently asked questions are given on the site, as well as many transcripts of interviews with influential people of the industry. A Milestones section highlights 45 of the most groundbreaking achievements around the world. Every day, a new electrical engineering-related anniversary is presented on the homepage.

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Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems ????????????????  

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Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems is an international journal dedicated to publishing original papers that relate specifically to freshwater, brackish or marine habitats and encouraging wo