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  1. Entwicklung und Validierung chromatographischer bzw. elektrophoretischer Methoden zur Reinheitsprüfung von Arzneistoffen

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    Bitar, Yaser

    2007-01-01

    Die Reinheit ist ein wichtigstes Kriterium für die Qualitätssicherung von Arzneistoffen und Arzneistoffzubereitungen. Es war Gegenstand dieser Arbeit, anhand konkreter Problemstellungen die Entwicklung und Validierung chromatographischer und elektrophoretischer Methoden zur Reinheitsprüfung von Arzneistoffen und Arzneimitteln darzustellen. Die Arbeit gliedert sich in zwei große Teilgebiete. Im ersten Abschnitt wurden validierte HPLC- und CE-Methoden zur Prüfung auf verwandte Substanzen von At...

  2. Entwicklung und Validierung eines Fragebogens zum Erleben von Computerspielen : Untersuchung von Transfereffekten zwischen virtueller und realer Welt

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    Luthman, Stefanie

    2008-01-01

    In der vorliegenden Arbeit wird die Entwicklung und Validierung eines Fragebogens vorgestellt, der auf den Überlegungen von Fritz (1997) zu einem Wirkungsmodell virtueller Welten basiert. Dieses Selbstbeurteilungsinstrument erfasst mit 40 Items Transferprozesse im Zusammenhang mit dem Spielen von Computer- und Videospielen. Die fünf Skalen des Fragebogens zum Erleben von Computerspielen (FEC) wurden durch faktorenanalytische Untersuchungen an einer repräsentativen Stichprobe von insgesamt 597...

  3. Entwicklung und Validierung einer Simulationsbasis zum Test von Reglern raumlufttechnischer Anlagen

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    Le, Huu-Thoi

    2004-01-01

    Heutzutage gewinnt die Simulation von Gebäuden und Anlagen zunehmend an Bedeutung, um die Betriebsweise der Anlagen zu diagnostizieren bzw. zu bewerten und den Energiebedarf vorherzusagen. Dabei hängt die erzielte Genauigkeit von dem Kompliziertheitsgrad des angewendeten Simulationsprogramms ab. Deshalb ist Modellbildung und -validierung ein sehr wichtiger Bestandteil eines Softwareentwicklungsprozesses, um die Zuverlässigkeit zu sichern. Am Institut für Thermodynamik und Technische Gebäudeau...

  4. Quantifizierung von Aminosäuren in Infusionslösungen mittels Hochleistungsflüssigkeitschromatographie-(Tandem) - Massenspektrometrie(HPLC-[MS/]MS) Methodenentwicklung und Validierung

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    Freitag, Claudia

    2011-01-01

    Das Ziel vorliegender Arbeit war die Entwicklung einer HPLC-MS(/MS)-Methode, die im Rahmen der pharmazeutischen Qualitätskontrolle zur direkten Quantifizierung von Aminosäuren (AS) in Infusionslösungen angewendet werden kann. Die Zielset-zung schloss eine Validierung innerhalb der für die Zweckbestimmung vorgesehenen Grenzen ein. Im Rahmen der Methodenentwicklung wurde das ESI-MS/MS-Fragmentierungs-muster von 21 Aminosäuren, von 20 stabil-isotopenmarkierten Aminosäuren, die als interne Standa...

  5. Entwicklung eines automatischen Validierungssystems für Simulationscodes der Fusionsforschung

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    Galonska, A

    2010-01-01

    In der vorliegenden Masterarbeit wird die Entwicklung eines automatischen Validierungs-systems für den Simulationscode ERO dokumentiert. Dieser 3D Monte-Carlo Code modelliert den Transport von Verunreinigungen sowie Plasma-Wand-Wechselwirkungs-Prozesse und hat große Bedeutung für die Fusionsforschung. Das Validierungssystem basiert auf JuBE („Julich Benchmarking Environment“), dessen Flexibilität eine leichte Erweiterung des Systems auf andere Codes, z.B solche, die in Rahmen der EU Task F...

  6. Entwicklung und Validierung eines automatisierten DNA-Mikroarrays zur Detektion von humanpathogenen Bakterien in Trinkwasser

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    Donhauser, Simon Christian

    2015-01-01

    Die schnelle Analyse pathogener Bakterien in Lebensmitteln und Trinkwasser ist die Grundlage zum Erhalt der öffentlichen Gesundheit. In dieser Arbeit wurde die Quantifizierung von pathogener, bakterieller DNA durch ein Durchfluss-Chemilumineszenz-Mikroarray-Auslesegerät durchgeführt. Die DNA-Mikroarrays basierten auf einem mit NHS-aktivierten und mit Polyethylenglykol-modifizierten Glasobjektträger. Die Gesamtassayzeit betrug 3,5 Stunden und die Nachweisgrenzen waren für E. coli O157:H7 136 Z...

  7. Entwicklung und Validierung eines Therapieplanungssystems für die in-situ-Ablation maligner Lebertumore

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    Lehmann, Kai

    2014-01-01

    Surgical resection is the established curative treatment of liver metastases. However, only few patients are eligible for resection. In thermal in-situ ablation techniques, such as laser-induced thermotherapy (LITT) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA), a liver tumor is punctured with a needle-like applicator and is destroyed by thermal energy in-situ. These procedures are characterized by a less invasive application and repeatable therapy. Currently, the technique is mostly used in palliative i...

  8. Rohstoffe und Entwicklung : Entwicklung im Transnationalen Rohstoffrecht

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    Feichtner, Isabel

    2014-01-01

    Dieser Beitrag stellt das transnationale Rohstoffrecht und seine Entwicklung aus einer Konfliktperspektive dar und setzt es in Beziehung zu geopolitischen Transformationen und Wandlungen des Entwicklungsbegriffs. Sachlicher Gegenstand dieses Unterfangens sind erschöpfliche Vorkommen von Rohstoffen in Entwicklungsländern, ihre Ausbeutung und der Handel mit den gewonnenen Rohstoffen. Der Fokus liegt auf Mineralien, Öl und Gas. Der Text ist ein Versuch, Verantwortlichkeiten verschiedener Akteure...

  9. Ungleiche Entwicklung in Zentraleuropa

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    Kaps, K. (Klemens)

    2015-01-01

    Das Kronland Galizien war eine der ärmsten Regionen der Habsburgermonarchie und konnte auch im späten 19. Jahrhundert nur rudimentär an Industrialisierung und Wohlstandsteigerung anschließen. Im zeitlichen Längschnitt wird gezeigt, wie die ungleichen überregionalen Verflechtungen, insbesondere beim Warenhandel, im Zusammenspiel mit der imperialen Wirtschaftspolitik Galiziens Entwicklung zwischen 1772 und 1914 behinderten.

  10. Validierung komponentenbasierter Software für Echtzeitsysteme

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    Fleisch, Wolfgang

    2003-01-01

    Der Anteil und die Bedeutung von Software bei der Entwicklung von Echtzeitsystemen wächst sehr stark. Gleichzeitig werden die Entwicklungszyklen für Software-Produkte zunehmend kürzer, was sich immer häufiger in ausgelieferter fehlerhafter Software widerspiegelt. Durch die Verwendung vorgefertigter Software-Komponenten kann nach dem Baukastenprinzip bei der Konstruktion neuer Produkte die Produktivität und die Qualität erheblich gesteigert werden. Aber auch wenn durch den Einsatz geprüfter, b...

  11. Development and validation of the DYVRO Mod. 3 pressure shock code; Entwicklung und Validierung des Druckstossprogramms DYVRO Mod. 3

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    Neuhaus, T.; Schaffrath, A.; Ronneberger, R. [TUeV NORD SysTec GmbH und Co. KG, Hamburg (Germany); Altstadt, E. [Forschungszentrum Rossendorf e.V. (FZR), Dresden (DE). Inst. fuer Sicherheitsforschung (IFS)

    2008-02-15

    Pressure shocks in pipe systems arise whenever a fluid is accelerated or slowed down for a variety of reasons. Because of the effects associated with them, pressure shocks often cause damage to pipes and pipe supports, thus constituting a problem in many technical process plants. TUeV NORD SysTec GmbH and Co.KG for many years has been involved in computing pressure shocks in power plants, especially nuclear power plants. The company developed and qualified the DYVRO pressure shock code specifically for this purpose. The article describes the DYVRO Mod.3 code version, which was revised in the system of partial differential equations used and in the numerical parts, and its validation on the basis of representative experiments. The results of the validation calculations are compared with internal or external calculations by means of systems codes (ATHLET and RELAP) and with the WAHA pressure shock code. These comparisons, among other things, include the results of the WAHALOADS research project funded under the 5{sup th} EU Framework Program. (orig.)

  12. Entwicklung und Erprobung eines Beratungskonzeptes zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung landwirtschaftlicher Betriebe

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    Griese, Sigrid; Rasch, Harald; Grenz, Jan; Schoch, Michael; Thalmann, Christian; Mainero, Raphael; Stalder, Simon; Hülsbergen, Kurt-Jürgen; Schmid, Harald; Wirz, Axel; Obrist, Robert; Fischinger, Stephanie

    2015-01-01

    In der landwirtschaftlichen Beratung – auch bei Ökobetrieben – werden in der Regel produktionstechnische oder betriebswirtschaftliche Fragestellungen bearbeitet. Eine Beratung, die alle Nachhaltigkeitsdimensionen umfasst und dem Betriebsleiter ein Instrument an die Hand gibt, in dem der Gesamtbetrieb widergespiegelt wird, fehlt bislang. Ziel des noch laufenden Projektes ist die Entwicklung eines Beratungsangebots, mit dem landwirtschaftliche Betriebe wirksam bei einer nachhaltigen Entwickl...

  13. Wachstum durch Forschung und Entwicklung

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    Belitz, Heike; Junker, Simon; Podstawski, Max; Schiersch, Alexander

    2015-01-01

    Das DIW Berlin hat die Wachstumswirkungen von Investitionen in Forschung und Entwicklung in Deutschland und weiteren OECD-Ländern untersucht. Demnach führt ein Anstieg des Wachstums der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Forschungsausgaben um einen Prozentpunkt kurzfristig zu einer Erhöhung des Wachstums des Bruttoinlandsprodukts um durchschnittlich etwa 0,05 bis 0,15 Prozentpunkte. Der Koeffizient für Deutschland liegt eher am oberen Rand. Die Wirkungen der FuE in den öffentlichen Forschungseinrichtunge...

  14. Halbautomatische Segmentierung von Pulmonalgefäßen in CT Daten als Referenz zur Validierung automatischer Verfahren

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    Kaftan, Jens N.; Bakai, Annemarie; Maier, Florian; Aach, Til

    Das Segmentieren von Pulmonalgefäßen in Computertomographie (CT) Daten wurde schon vielfach behandelt und wird z.B. bei der computerunterstützten Detektion von Lungenembolien angewendet. Vielen Segmentierverfahren fehlt jedoch eine quantitative Validierung aufgrund mangelnder Referenzsegmentierungen. Wir stellen ein System zur halbautomatischen Segmentierung von Blutgefäßen in definierten Bereichen der Lunge basierend auf dem Random-Walker-Algorithmus vor. Durch Initialisierung der Methode mittels automatisch generierter Saatpunkte wird die Effizienz des Verfahrens erhöht und die erforderliche Benutzerinteraktion reduziert. Die resultierenden Segmentierungen können zur Validierung von automatischen Verfahren verwendet werden. Exemplarisch evaluieren wir ein vollautomatisches Segmentierverfahren basierend auf dem Fuzzy-Connectedness-Algorithmus.

  15. 2015 DACH annual meeting. NDE in research, development and application. Abstracts; DACH-Jahrestagung 2015. ZfP in Forschung, Entwicklung und Anwendung. Vortraege

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    2015-07-01

    The main topics of this meeting are: Computed Tomography; Air Ultrasound; Accreditation, certification, validation; CT algorithms; Ultrasound - imaging; Education; Digital X-ray detectors; Ultrasound - Simulation; Material characterization; Train; Phased Array; Aviation; Acoustic emission testing; Leak testing; Local defect resonance; Composite materials; Building construction; Standards and regulations; Condition and production monitoring; Surface method; POD; Renewable energy; Thermography. [German] Die Themenschwerpunkte auf dieser Tagung waren: Computertomographie; Luftultraschall; Akkreditierung, Zertifizierung, Validierung; CT Algorithmen; Ultraschall - Bildgebung; Ausbildung; Digitale Roentgendetektoren; Ultraschall - Simulation; Materialcharakterisierung; Bahn; Phased Array; Luftfahrt; Schallemissionspruefung; Dichtheitspruefung; Lokale Defektresonanz; Verbundwerkstoffe; Bauwesen; Normen und Regelwerke; Zustands- und Fertigungsueberwachung; Oberflaechenverfahren; POD; Erneuerbare Energien; Thermographie.

  16. Deutsche Überprüfung, Validierung und Veränderungssensitivitätsprüfung des Hautfragebogens Skindex-29

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    Schroth, Michael Joachim

    2002-01-01

    Das Ziel der vorliegenden Studie war die Überprüfung, Validierung und Veränderungssensitivitätsprüfung der von Augustin et al. 1998 in das Deutsche übersetzten Version des Hautfragebogens Skindex -29. Die Untersuchung erstreckte sich über den Zeitraum Januar bis Juli 1999 und wurde in der TOMESA-Fachklinik in Bad Salzschlirf (Leiter: Prof. Dr. W. Küster) durchgeführt. Zielgruppe der Untersuchung waren Patienten mit der gesicherten Diagnose atopische Dermatitis oder Psoriasis. Die Pat...

  17. Ein Modell der Open-Source-Entwicklung

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    Evers, Steffen

    2009-01-01

    In den letzten zwanzig Jahren hat sich in Bezug auf Software viel verändert: die abgedeckte Funktionalität, wie ihre Umgebung aussieht, wie sie wirtschaftlich verwertet wird und letztendlich auch wie sie entwickelt wird. In Bezug auf die Vorgehensweise stellt die Open-Source-Entwicklung wohl die größte Abweichung von den klassischen Methoden dar. Die altbewährten Modelle für eine deterministische Entwicklung von Softwareprodukten sind dafür unzureichend. Trotzdem haben beide Bereiche viele ge...

  18. Entwicklung und Validierung eines Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assays (ELISA) für die Quantifizierung von Carbamazepin in Abwasser, Oberflächenwasser und Trinkwasser

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    Bahlmann, Arnold

    2013-01-01

    Ein kompetitiver ELISA (Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay) für den Nachweis von Carbamazepin (CBZ) mit einer Bestimmungsgrenze von ca. 30 ng/L wurde entwickelt und validiert. Dieser in Gewässern häufig auftretende anthropogene Marker wurde anschließend in einer Vielzahl an Proben aus Abwässern, Oberflächengewässern und Trinkwässern nachgewiesen. Der ELISA zeigte eine exzellente Präzision und erbrachte in allen Matrizes geringfügig höhere Analysenergebnisse als die Referenzmethode HPLC-MS/MS. ...

  19. Dynamic heat-pump test - Validation of a model and development of a testing process; Dynamischer Waermepumpentest. Validierung des Modellansatzes und Entwicklung einer Pruefprozedur: Phase 2

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    Hubacher, B.; Ehrbach, M.

    2001-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) describes the development of a test procedure for the determination of losses caused by the switching on and off of heat pumps. The first part of the work described concerns the validation of an algorithm developed in an earlier phase of the project using experimental methods. Tests performed in a twin climatic chamber on a 10 kW heat pump are described. The resulting equations for the temperature and time-dependent functions used in determining the performance-reduction for the heat pump caused by on-off cycling are described. The second part of the work is also described that involved the development of procedures for determining the constants for the adaptation of the equations to the testing procedures. Details are given on the appropriate test procedures to be used at the Swiss heat pump testing centre at Toess.

  20. Nachhaltige Entwicklung oder Segeln ohne Wind

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    Meueler, Erhard

    2005-01-01

    Dieser Beitrag beleuchtet verschiedene Varianten des herrschenden Nachhaltigkeitsdiskurses in ideologiekritischer Absicht. Der Autor macht deutlich, dass "Nachhaltigkeit" keinen kritischen Gegenbegriff zum kapitalistischen Wirtschafts- und Fortschrittsmodell markiert. Vor diesem Hintergrund erweist sich auch "Bildung für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung" als ein Heilsversprechen, das nicht einlösbar ist. Pädagoginnen und Pädagogen werden dazu ermutigt, kapitalismuskritische Lerngelegenheiten zu i...

  1. Entwicklung eines Extraktreinigungsverfahrens mit reduziertem Kalkverbrauch

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    Shahidizenouz, Azar

    2008-01-01

    Zur Einsparung von Kalk und Koks in der Extraktreinigung (Saftreinigung) der Zuckerfabrikation wurden in den letzten Jahren verstärkte Anstrengungen unternommen. Unterschiedliche Extraktreinigungsverfahren wurden entwickelt und getestet. Ein in der ZAFES (Zentralabteilung Forschung, Entwicklung und Services der Südzucker AG) entwickeltes Extraktreinigungsverfahren mit der Abtrennung einer eiweißhaltigen Fraktion aus dem vorgekalkten Extrakt (SZ/RT-Extraktreinigungsverfahren) führte zu einem d...

  2. Entwicklung des RFID- Einsatzes in der Logistik

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    Fruth, A.; Reiser, M; Günthner, W.A.

    2011-01-01

    Die Studie "Entwicklung des RFID-Einsatzes in der Logistik" geht im Vergleich zu umfragebasierten Studien einen anderen Weg. Als Grundlage für empirische Untersuchungen wurden über 300 RFID-Projekte, die in den vergangenen Jahren durchgeführt wurden, anhand öffentlicher Informationen analysiert und auswertbar gemacht. Diese sind in der Wissensdatenbank des RFID-AZM abgelegt. Eine Analyse des so entstandenen Datensatzes erlaubt das Aufzeigen des Status Quo des RFID-Einsatzes unabhängig von der...

  3. Development of a dynamic short-term test method for installed thermal solar systems; Entwicklung eines dynamischen Kurzzeittestverfahrens fuer installierte thermische Solaranlagen

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    Beikircher, T.; Gut, M.; Kronthaler, P.; Oberdorf, C.; Schoelkopf, W. [Bayerisches Zentrum fuer Angewandte Energieforschung, Muenchen (Germany). Abt. Solarthermie und Biomasse

    1998-12-31

    A short-term test method for in-situ measurement of the collector field, pipelines and heat exchanger of large-surface solar systems was developed at ZAE Bayern, together with the necessary technical systems (mobile acquisition of meteorological data via telemetering, non-invasive surface temperature sensors and ultrasonic volume flow measuring instruments). Dynamic measurements were made for 11 days in a large-surface solar system of the ``Solarthermie 2000`` programme using the new measuring system. In order to optimize the evaluation procedure, the plant was simulated, and the influence of different models and operating conditions during the measurements on the prediction quality was investigated in detail. On this basis, it was possible to predict the long-term collector yield of the ZfS Hilden, which was measured for a period of 7 months, with an error of less than 5%. The method will be validated in two further industrial-scale systems. [Deutsch] Am ZAE Bayern wurde ein Kurzzeittestverfahren zur insitu-Vermessung des Kollektorkreises (Kollektorfeld, Rohrleitungen, Waermetauscher) grosser Solaranlagen entwickelt. Hierzu wurde eine der Aufgabenstellung angepasste Messtechnik entwickelt (Mobile meteorologische Datenerfassung mit Funkbetrieb, nicht-invasive Oberflaechen-Temperaturfuehler und Ultraschall-Volumenstrommessgeraete). Der Kollektorkreis einer grossen Solaranlage aus dem Programm Solarthermie 2000 wurde dynamisch ueber 11 Tage (29.10.-8.11.1997) mit der neuen Messtechnik vermessen. Zur Entwicklung eines geeigneten Auswerteverfahrens wurde die Anlage simulatorisch abgebildet und der Einfluss verschiedener Modellansaetze und der Betriebsbedingungen waehrend des Mess- und Vorhersagezeitraums auf die Vorhersageguete im Detail untersucht. Mit dem entwickelten Verfahren konnte aus der dynamischen Kurzzeitvermessung der in einer Langzeitmessung der ZfS Hilden ueber 7 Monate ermittelte Kollektorertrag nach dem solaren Waermetauscher auf deutlich besser als 5

  4. Ein Produktmodell für die Entwicklung verteilter Informationssysteme

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    Schwerin, Wolfgang

    2007-01-01

    Vorgehensmodelle unterstützen eine systematische Entwicklung, indem sie zu erbringende Entwicklungsergebnisse, synonym -produkte, und auszuführende Aktivitäten angeben. In dieser Arbeit wird eine mathematisch fundierte Grundlage für durchgängige Vorgehensmodelle zur Entwicklung verteilter Informationssysteme geschaffen. In einem Produktmodell werden die verschiedenen Arten von Entwicklungsprodukten integriert, die im Rahmen der Unternehmens- und der Anforderungsspezifikation sowie des Softwar...

  5. Erfahrungen bei der Entwicklung und Portierung eines elektronischen Leitstands

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    Burgholz, Martin; Kurbel, Karl; Nietsch, Thomas; Rautenstrauch, Claus

    1992-01-01

    Der Beitrag gibt einen Bericht über Erfahrungen, die bei der Entwicklung und Portierung des elektronischen Leitstands L1 in verschiedenen Hardware- und Softwareumgebungen gewonnen wurden. Im zweiten Kapitel wird kurz die Funktionalität von Leitständen beschrieben und das zugrundeliegende Datenmodell sowie seine Repräsentation zur Laufzeit behandelt. Die chronologische Entwicklung der Konzepte und Implementierungen, angefangen mit einer ersten Version unter MS-DOS und Weiterentwicklungen unter...

  6. Development of an air quality related assessment instrument for motor vehicle emissions. Final report; Entwicklung eines Modellinstrumentariums zur immissionsseitigen Bewertung von Kfz-Emissionen. T. 1: Modell zur Wirkungsabschaetzung von verkehrsbezogenen Minderungsmassnahmen. Endbericht

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    Petersen, R.; Diaz-Bone, H.; Stern, R.; Wiegand, G.; Arzt, F.; Huesler, W.; Schnedler, W.

    1999-02-01

    As a tool to facilitate the checking task of Paragraph 40.2 Federal Immission Control Act, the computer program CITAIR was developed. Its emission and transmission modules calculate air quality parameters for street canyons with high building density. Its measure module City IMPACT allows an a-priori assessment of the effects of traffic restrictions considering the given local frame conditions. Part 1 of the report describes the assessment model for transport related measures. Part 2 describes the transmission model IMMIS-Net/CPB for inert air pollutants. Part 3 describes a model system for 3-dimensional transmission in street canyons with special respect to photochemical reactions. (orig.) [Deutsch] Als Hilfsmittel zur Umsetzung der Pruefaufgaben des Paragraph 40 Abs. 2 Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetz wurde das Computerprogramm CITAIR fuer den Einsatz in Kommunal- und Landesbehoerden entwickelt. Mittels einer Emissions- und eines Ausbreitungsmoduls berechnet CITAIR die Immissionskonzentrationswerte an den Raendern einer Strassenschlucht mit dichter Randbebauung. Das Massnahmenmodul City IMPACT als drittes Element von CITAIR ermoeglicht die a-priori-Abschaetzung der Wirkungen von Verkehrsbeschraenkungen und Verkehrsverboten unter Beruecksichtigung der lokalen Randbedingungen. Berichtsteil 1 beschreibt das Modell zur Wirkungsabschaetzung von verkehrsplanerischen Massnahmen. Berichtsteil 2 beschreibt das Ausbreitungsmodul IMMIS-Net/CPB fuer inerte Schadstoffe. Berichtsteil 3 beschreibt ein Modellsystem zur dreidimensionalen Ausbreitungsrechnung unter Beruecksichtigung der Photochemie in Strassenschluchten. (orig.)

  7. Entwicklung einer Prognosesimulation für Zahnprothetiken in der Zahnmedizin

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    Niesner, Olaf Sylvain

    2002-01-01

    Ziel der Arbeit ist es, die AIDA-Systematik in Richtung einer funktionellen Prognose für die Behandlungsalternativen auszubauen, damit die einzelnen Be-handlungsalternativen bewertet werden können. Dazu sollte ein konzeptuelles Modell für Simulation von Zahnprothetiken erstellt werden, das biomechanische Vorgänge erfaßt und zu einem validierbaren Softwareprototypen weiterentwickelt. Validierung kann in diesem Zusammenhang nur in dem Maße erfolgen, wie Vergleichsdaten vorliegen. Das konzeptuel...

  8. Die Entwicklung des prosozialen Verhaltens in den ersten zwei Lebensjahren

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    Kappeler, Silvana; Simoni, Heidi

    2009-01-01

    Die Entwicklung des prosozialen Verhaltens wurde längsschnittlich an 28 Kinder vom 9. Lebensmonat bis zum 25. Monat mittels teilnehmender Beobachtung im natürlichen Setting untersucht. Prosoziales Verhalten wurde definiert als Handlungen, die das Wohlbefinden einer anderen Person bzw. einer Gruppe erhöhen oder wiederherstellen oder eine andere Person bzw. eine Gruppe begünstigen sollen. Es wurden sechs Formen des prosozialen Verhaltens untersucht: Assistieren, Trösten, Zuneigung zeigen, Objek...

  9. Entwicklung und aktueller Stand der Euthanasiedebatte in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

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    Krome, Kathrin

    2006-01-01

    Diese Arbeit stellt die Entwicklung der Euthanasiedebatte in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland dar. Ausgangspunkt ist die historische Aufarbeitung des Euthanasiebegriffes. Dieser unterlag in seiner Bedeutung seit seinem Ursprung einer starken Veränderung. Die Arbeit stellt grundsätzliche Überlegungen an, um die häufig emotional geführten Diskussion zu versachlichen. Dazu zieht sie neben den ethischen auch medizinsche und juristische Aspekte zur Diskussion heran. Ergänzend werden aktuelle Fälle u...

  10. Entwicklung einer Anlage zur kontinuierlichen Herstellung von PET-Recyclingpolyolen

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    Langenstraßen, Rainer; Fulev, Stanislav; Apel, Andreas; Gebert, Bodo; Lehmann, Dieter

    2006-01-01

    Diese Arbeit hat die Entwicklung einer Anlage zum Ziel, mit der aus festem Polyethylenterephthalat (PET), wie es als Produktionsabfall bei seiner Herstellung und Verarbeitung entsteht, durch Umesterungen in Gegenwart von Glykolen und/oder oligomeren Estern Aromatische Polyesterpolyole (APP) als Rohstoffe für Polyurethane kontinuierlich hergestellt werden können. Die Arbeit baut auf den bisherigen Entwicklungen zur diskontinuierlichen Herstellung von Recyclingpolyolen aus PET-Abfällen an der T...

  11. Entwicklung und Anwendung enzymimmunologischer Verfahren zum Nachweis von Alternariol

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    Ackermann, Yvonne Christine

    2014-01-01

    Die vorliegende Arbeit beschreibt die Entwicklung und Anwendung von zwei Enzymimmuntests zum Nachweis von Alternariol auf der Basis polyklonaler- bzw. monoklonaler Antikörpern gegen dieses Mykotoxin (pAk- bzw. mAk-EIA). Zur Herstellung von Alternariol-Protein-Konjugaten wurde Alternariol mittels der Mannich- Kondensations-Reaktion an keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) bzw. an bovines Serumalbumin (BSA) gekoppelt. Zur Gewinnung polyklonaler Antikörper wurden Kaninchen mit Alternariol-KLH immunisi...

  12. Entwicklung und Validierung einer kombinierten Schnellanalysenmethode zur Bestimmung der natürlichen Radionuklide 210Pb, 210Po, 226Ra, 228Ra, 234U und 238U in Trinkwasser

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    Schuster, Martina

    2015-01-01

    Der Richtwert der effektiven Dosis für den Verzehr von Trinkwasser beträgt 0,1 mSv pro Jahr. Zur Berechnung der Dosis müssen die Aktivitätskonzentrationen der relevanten Radionuklide bestimmt werden. Einige Analysenmethoden zur Bestimmung dieser natürlichen Radionuklide sind bekannt, jedoch benötigt man für jedes Nuklid einen komplett anderen und zeitaufwändigen Trennungsgang. In dieser Arbeit wird eine Analysenmethode vorgestellt, mit der die natürlichen Radionuklide 210Pb, 210Po, 226Ra, 228...

  13. Development, implementation and validation of a practice-orientated method for the determination of yields of biogas or methane, respectively; Entwicklung, Implementierung und Validierung eines praxisnahen Verfahrens zur Bestimmung von Biogas- bzw. Methanertraegen

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    Fritz, Thomas

    2008-12-15

    The increasing number of the world population results in a pronounced ascent of the world-wide energy consumption. This problem additionally is strengthened by the release of carbon dioxide. In the contribution under consideration, the author develops a method with which the yields of fermentation gas or methane, respectively, reliably as well as practice-orientated can be determined. Different influences on the determination of these yields are described. Thus, the investigations in this area are to be standardised further. The comparability under laboratories is to be increased. (orig.) [German] Die steigende Zahl der Weltbevoelkerung fuehrt zu einem Ausgepraegten Anstieg des weltweiten Energieverbrauchs. Diese Problematik wird durch die Freisetzung von Kohlendioxid zusaetzlich verstaerkt. Im vorliegenden Beitrag entwickelt der Autor eine Methode, mit der die Ertraege von Biogas beziehungsweise Methan zuverlaesslich und praxisnah bestimmt werden koennen. Es werden verschiedene Einfluesse auf die Bestimmung dieser Ertraege dargestellt. Damit sollen die Untersuchungen auf diesem Gebiet weiter standardisiert und die Vergleichbarkeit unter Laboren erhoeht werden.

  14. Development and validation of a dispersion model for aerosols and studies on their coagulation as potential influence source; Entwicklung und Validierung eines Ausbereitungsmodells fuer Aerosole und Untersuchungen zu deren Koagulation als potentieller Einflussquelle

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    Lodomez, Philipp

    2010-09-15

    In the context of dispersion modelling of aerosols in the vicinity of agricultural sites the adoption of dynamical models is more and more usual. Such a model, STAR3D (Simulated Transmission of Aerosols 3D) was newly developed. It is based on the numerical evaluation of the Navier-Stokes-Equations and the subsequent calculation of the particle trajectories using the Langevin-Equation. In the course of the transmission different effects like the sedimentation, diffusion and coagulation of the particles must be considered. For the estimation of the influence of the coagulation a test chamber was build. It could be shown, that the effect of the particle coagulation can be neglected for dispersion modelling in outdoor areas. Finally a field survey was arranged to evaluate STAR3D. At twelve measurement points the mean deviation between the measured and simulated values was 24 percent. (orig.)

  15. Development, validation and application of a process for the generation of long-term stable VOC gas mixtures; Entwicklung, Validierung und Anwendung eines Verfahrens zur Erzeugung langzeitstabiler VOC-Gasgemische

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    Richter, Matthias

    2010-07-01

    The development as well as the validation of a gas mixing system (GMS) that enables dynamic and traceable production of stable long-term VOC gas mixtures within the range between a few {mu}g/m{sup 3} and a few 100 {mu}g/m{sup 3}, is discussed. In this method pure liquid substances that are filled into stainless steel bottles are kept separately at a constant temperature, evaporated according to their vapour pressure and removed by a small inert gas flow. They are finally united in a gas mixing chamber. The carrier gas must be as small as possible so that the quasi-equilibrium between the gas space and the liquid phase in the substance bottles will not be disturbed. The carrier gas is assumed to be saturated with substance gas due to a long residence time in the bottles and a fast phase transition. Any concentration level of the gas mixture can be generated by a combination of vaporization temperature, carrier and dilution gas flows. With the GMS a mixture of 25 VOCs was prepared. For 16 compounds stable and reproducible gas concentrations were realized. Due to not completely removed leakage of some substance bottles and the tubing respectively, variation of the concentration of the remaining compounds was found. A sink effect as another reason for this variation could be expelled and the chemical stability of the vaporized substances proved with the exception of some aldehydes. The procedure was successfully applied in a round robin test and a material test. In the latter adsorption of VOCs on building products was scrutinized. In this way the applicability of the GMS could be shown. (orig.)

  16. Entwicklung und Validierung neuer Solver auf der Zwischenphasentransportgleichung für die numerische Simulation von unterkühltem Sieden mit OpenFOAM CFD-Code für die nukleare Sicherheit Anwendungen

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    Alali, Abdullah

    2014-01-01

    Im Rahmen des Zweiphasen-Euler-Ansatzes wurde die Eingruppen-Zwischenphasentransportgleichung mit dem Wandwärmestrompartitionsmodell in OpenFOAM gekoppelt. Damit sollten bessere Vorhersage von Phänomen des unterkühlten Siedens erreicht werden. Diese Vorhersagen sind im Rahmen von Sicherheitsanalysen von Kernreaktoren notwendig. Dazu wurde die Zwischenphasentransportgleichung geändert, um die Blasenbildung an der Wand und die Kondensation im Hauptteil der unterkühlten Flüssigkeit zu berücks...

  17. Development of a prototype fresh-air window to be used in combination with off-air systems, especially for modernisation of multistorey apartment buildings; Entwicklung des Prototypes eines Zuluftfensters fuer den Einsatz in Verbindung mit Abluftanlagen, insbesondere bei der Sanierung von mehrgeschossigen Mietwohngebaeuden

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    Gronau, H.J.; Helbig, S. [Weimar Univ. (Germany). Materialforschungs- und Pruefanstalt

    1997-12-31

    Off-air systems depend on whether there is a sufficient supply of fresh air. This research project aims to develop a prototype of a fresh-air element in the form of a three-pane composite window. The state of progress, results of the numerical studies, and problems encountered are reported. (MSK) [Deutsch] Da Abluftanlagen von einer hinreichend gesicherten Zuluftversorgung abhaengig sind, ist es das Ziel dieses Forschungsvorhabens, den Prototyp eines Zuluftelements in Form eines 3-Scheiben-Verbundfensters zu entwickeln. Im Folgenden werden der Stand der Arbeiten, die Ergebnisse der numerischen Untersuchungen sowie auftretende Probleme erlaeutert.

  18. Solar-aided air conditioning through sorption. Final report. Phase 2; Solar unterstuetzte Klimatisierung ueber Sorption. Endbericht zur Phase 2

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    Laevemann, E.; Kessling, W.; Peltzer, M.

    1996-09-24

    The present article reports on possibilities of using solar energy for cooling buildings. It contains the following chapters: Current state of research and development; room air conditioning; planning and results of the studies; theory; experimental studies on the sorption dehumidifier; development of exchange surfaces; development of solution distributors; cooling of exchange surfaces; construction of a sorption dehumidifier. (HW) [Deutsch] Die Arbeit berichtet ueber Moeglichkeiten der Anwendung von Solarenergie zur Kuehlung von Gebaeuden. Die Arbeit enthaelt folgende Kapitel: - Stand der Forschung und Entwicklung - Raumklimatisierung - Planung und Ergebnis der Untersuchungen - Theorie - Experimentelle Untersuchungen am Sorptionsentfeuchter - Entwicklung von Austauschflaechen - Entwicklung von Loesungsverteilern - Kuehlung von Austauschflaechen - Konstruktion eines Sorptionsentfeuchters. (HW)

  19. Die Validierung der Kernmerkmale von Persönlichkeitsstörung Selbstpathologie und interpersonale Pathologie des alternativen DSM-5 Modells anhand des General Assessment of Personality Disorder (GAPD)

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    Hentschel, Annett

    2014-01-01

    Theoretischer Hintergrund: Die Arbeitsgruppe Persönlichkeit und Persönlichkeitsstörung für das DSM-5 erarbeitete aufgrund der umfangreichen Kritik an der DSM-IV-TR Klassifikation von Persönlichkeitsstörungen hinsichtlich der kategorialen Diagnosen und Konstruktvalidität eine neue Klassifikation, die als alternatives DSM-5 Modell im Abschnitt III des Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition, integriert wurde. Dies schloss auch die Entwicklung neuer allgemeiner Krite...

  20. Zustand und Entwicklung von Seen in Berlin und Brandenburg

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    Michael Hupfer; Brigitte Nixdorf

    2011-01-01

    In diesem Beitrag sollen ausgewählte Aspekte der Entwicklung von Seen in Berlin-Brandenburg im Zusammenhang mit den prognostizierten Klimaänderungen dargestellt werden. Dazu wird zunächst ein Überblick zur Entstehung und Typisierung von Gewässern sowie ihrer Nutzung gegeben. Anhand des aktuellen Wissens wird diskutiert, welche Konsequenzen sich aus den erwarteten Veränderungen der Temperatur und des hydrologischen Regimes auf die Funktion und Nutzung vor allem von Seen in Berlin-Brandenburg e...

  1. Harry Potter - das Trauma als Motor der psychischen Entwicklung

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    Subkowski, Peter

    2004-01-01

    In den Harry Potter-Bänden wird exemplarisch die psychische Entwicklung eines traumatisierten Jungen von der frühen verinnerlichten Mutterliebe über das massive Verlusttrauma zur Zeit der analen Phase und der kumulativen Traumatisierung durch die Vernachlässigung und das Gequältwerden bei seinen Verwandten dargestellt. Über die Identifikation mit seinem Vater und anderen Ersatzvätern erwirbt sich Harry Potter schließlich Selbstvertrauen und gewinnt neue Freunde. Harry durchläuft dab...

  2. Gedächtnis und kognitive Leistungsfähigkeit

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    Heyde, Gerd

    2007-01-01

    Die vorliegende Arbeit beschreibt die Entwicklung zweier psychometrischer Leistungsskalen, das Inventar Komplexer Aufmerksamkeit (INKA) und das Inventar Lexikalischer Kompetenz (ILKO), die theoretische Einbettung ihrer Messgegenstände und ihre Validierung. Die erste Überprüfung der Gültigkeit der beiden Verfahren orientiert sich an dem klassischen Konzept der Validierung mit Hilfe von Tests, die explizit entweder denselben Messanspruch oder einen anderen haben. Der zweiten Validierung liegt e...

  3. Die Entwicklung der Weimarer Parteien in ihren Hochburgen und die Wahlerfolge der NSDAP

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    Falter, Jürgen W.; Bömermann, Hartmut

    1987-01-01

    In diesem Beitrag beschreiben die Autoren sowohl die Entwicklung sogenannter Parteihochburgen in der Weimarer Republik als auch die Entwicklung der Parteien in ihren Hochburgen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Wahlerfolge der NSDAP. Zunächst werden die Begriffe Hochburg und Diaspora definiert. Es handelt sich um Gebiete, die sich im allgemeinen durch die starke Verdichtung bzw. durch die fast vollständige Abwesenheit bestimmter sozialer Faktoren auszeichnen, durch die einzelne Parteien b...

  4. Entwicklung türkischer Immobilienbewertungsverfahren, basierend auf den Erfahrungen der deutschen Wertermittlungsmethoden

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    Bakirci Rissi, Sevim

    2010-01-01

    Die vorliegende Arbeit soll einen Beitrag leisten zur Entwicklung eines modernen türkischen Immobilienbewertungssystems unter Berücksichtigung der anerkannten internationalen Bewertungsstandards und basierend auf den Erfahrungen bei den deutschen Wertermittlungsmethoden. Für die Entwicklung des türkischen Immobilienbewertungssystems wird die bestehende Situation in der Türkei aufgezeigt und zur Lösung der bestehenden Probleme die Übertragbarkeit des deutschen Immobilienbewertungs-Know-how übe...

  5. Air

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    ... house) Industrial emissions (like smoke and chemicals from factories) Household cleaners (spray cleaners, air fresheners) Car emissions (like carbon monoxide) *All of these things make up “particle pollution.” They mostly come from cars, trucks, buses, and ...

  6. Air

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    In recent years several regulations and standards for air quality and limits for air pollution were issued or are in preparation by the European Union, which have severe influence on the environmental monitoring and legislation in Austria. This chapter of the environmental control report of Austria gives an overview about the legal situation of air pollution control in the European Union and in specific the legal situation in Austria. It gives a comprehensive inventory of air pollution measurements for the whole area of Austria of total suspended particulates, ozone, volatile organic compounds, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, heavy metals, benzene, dioxin, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and eutrophication. For each of these pollutants the measured emission values throughout Austria are given in tables and geographical charts, the environmental impact is discussed, statistical data and time series of the emission sources are given and legal regulations and measures for an effective environmental pollution control are discussed. In particular the impact of fossil-fuel power plants on the air pollution is analyzed. (a.n.)

  7. Anwendung von Trajektorien zur ENVISAT-Validierung und zur Untersuchung der Luftmassenherkunft in der Stratosphäre

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    Grunow, Katja

    2010-01-01

    Trajectories describe the paths air parcels take. Within this PhD thesis they provide the basis to validate instruments on board of the European ENVIronmental SATellite (ENVISAT) measuring several trace gases (e.g. O3, NO2, CH4, N2O). Trajectories were used to identify air masses, which were measured by one of the ENVISAT instruments (SCIAMACHY resp. MIPAS-E) as well as by a balloon-borne reference measurement (LPMA/DOAS resp. BONBON). Trajectories were calculated by a model developed at...

  8. Zur historischen Entwicklung der Löhne und Lebenshaltungskosten in Deutschland

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    Wiegand, Erich

    1981-01-01

    Kernstück des Beitrags ist eine zusammenfassende Darstellung und Bewertung der unterschiedlichen Ergebnisse der verschiedenen empirischen Arbeiten über die Entwicklung der Löhne im Deutschen Reich von 1871 bis 1913. Es wird ein Überblicküber die Lohnentwicklung von einem möglichst frühen Zeitpunkt an bis hin zur neuesten Zeit gegeben, wobei Daten aus der Zeit der letzten 140 Jahre vorliegen. Im Mittelpunkt der Analyse steht die Entwicklung des Durchschnittslohns, die entsprechend der politisc...

  9. Alles eine Frage der Zeit. Politische Bildung für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung

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    Reheis, Fritz

    2006-01-01

    In diesem Beitrag wird die Ökologie der Zeit als eine integrative Perspektive des Diskurses um Nachhaltige Entwicklung diskutiert. Ausgehend vom bisherigen Umgang mit dem Nachhaltigkeitsthema im Kontext von Bildung wird die Ökologie der Zeit sozial-/politökonomisch, allgemeinpädagogisch und politikdidaktisch fundiert und werden abschließend sieben Thesen präsentiert. Damit wird ein Angebot zur Fundierung der Bildung für Nachhaltige Entwicklung bzw. des Globalen Lernens erhofft. (DIPF/Orig.)...

  10. Development of energy-efficient comfort ventilation plants with air quality controlled volume flow rate and continuous detection of the status of the windows aperture. Part 3. Final report with documentation of the field test; Entwicklung energieeffizienter Komfortlueftungsanlagen mit luftqualitaetsgefuehrter Volumenstromregelung und kontinuierlicher Erfassung des Fensteroeffnungszustandes. Teilbericht 3. Endbericht mit Dokumentation des Feldtests

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    Grossklos, Marc; Hacke, Ulrike [Institut Wohnen und Umwelt GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany)

    2012-10-25

    Residential ventilation systems with a heat recovery contribute to the improvement of the air quality and to the reduction of heat losses caused by ventilation. An additional opening of the windows in residential buildings results in a clearly increasing consumption of thermal heat because the thermal heat of the out coming air cannot be utilized furthermore. Continuous information on the energetic effects of the opening of windows is helpful. Under this aspect, the authors of the contribution under consideration report on the development of energy efficient comfort ventilation systems with an air quality controlled volume flow rate and continuous detection of the status of the windows aperture. The contribution under consideration is the third part of a project concerning to this theme. This part encompasses a field test with four single-family houses in which the air quality control as well as the detection of the status of the windows aperture is tested and optimized for a long period. This contribution also contains the results of the second part of the project. The second project investigate the technical implementation of a air quality regulation at prototypes and test facilities.

  11. Development of energy-efficient comfortable ventilation systems with air quality guided volume flow control and continuous monitoring of the window opening status. Part 1. Use of the LuQaS triple sensor for air quality guided volume flow control of mechanical ventilation systems in domestic buildings. Research project; Entwicklung energieeffizienter Komfortlueftungsanlagen mit luftqualitaetsgefuehrter Volumenstromregelung und kontinuierlicher Erfassung des Fensteroeffnungszustandes. Teilbericht 1. Einsatz des LuQaS-Triple-Sensors zur luftqualitaetsgefuehrten Volumenstromregelung von mechanischen Lueftungsanlagen in Wohngebaeuden. Forschungsprojekt

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    Grossklos, Marc; Ebel, Witta; Knissel, Jens

    2011-05-15

    The report presents the preparatory work on the research project of the above title. The first chapter presents a status report on air quality monitoring inside rooms and evaluates the projects so far in which the LuQaS air quality sensor was used. The second chapter is a documentation of preliminary measurements using the LuQaS sensor in two passive residential buildings and several individual measurements for sensor calibration. It was found that in apartments with mechanical ventilation, the sensor reflects the user activities; further, the measured values indicate signal changes also in the off-air of the building, so that control via central sensors in the ventilation and off-air systems appears feasible. The third chapter discusses control strategies for air quality control. Apart from a discussion of control unit types, operating regimes, methods to determine rated values, and additional control functions, the effects of threshold value control with different threshold limit values and volume flow changes on the air quality of a model building was simulated. The results prove the expectation that the air quality inside a building will be influenced positively by air quality control. Theoretical investigations of the DrD method will be presented in another part-report of the project.

  12. Entwicklung therapeutischer Konzepte zur Stimulation der Frakturheilung bei postmenopausaler Osteoporose

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    Gruber R

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Östrogenmangel bedingt sowohl mikro- als auch makrostrukturelle Veränderungen des Knochens, die als Hauptursache des gesteigerten Frakturrisikos bei Patienten mit postmenopausaler Osteoporose angesehen werden. Tritt trotz Therapie eine Fraktur ein, müssen die Knochenfragmente konservativ oder chirurgisch stabilisiert werden, um den natürlich ablaufenden Regenerationsprozeß zu unterstützen. Das regenerative Potential des Knochens ist folglich ein Schlüsselfaktor, um die funktionelle Belastbarkeit des Stützapparates wiederherzustellen. Präklinische Experimente an der ovariektomierten Ratte führen zu dem Schluß, daß ein alleiniger Mangel an Östrogen keine substanziell negativen Effekte auf die Frakturheilung ausübt. Die Gruppe der postmenopausalen Frauen umfaßt jedoch zumeist ältere Patientinnen, die relative Bedeutung des Östrogenmangels als Ursache einer verzögerten Knochenregeneration läßt sich folglich schwer ableiten. Tierexperimentelle Studien verdeutlichen, daß mit zunehmendem Alter die Heilungskapazität des Knochens abnimmt. Als mögliche Ursachen werden die altersassoziierte geringere Menge an osteogenen Zellen und die beeinträchtigte Fähigkeit des Organismus zur Gefäßneubildung diskutiert. Obwohl weltweit an der Entwicklung von Strategien zur Förderung der Knochenregeneration gearbeitet wird, bleiben die pathophysiologischen Veränderungen im alternden Patienten zumeist unberücksichtigt, nicht zuletzt deshalb, weil sie weitgehend unbekannt sind. Es gilt daher, diese Veränderungen zu erkennen und – basierend auf diesem Wissen – Therapien zu entwickeln, die gezielt eine Wiederherstellung der regenerativen Kapazität des Knochens nach osteoporosebedingten Frakturen bewirken.

  13. Entwicklung eines informationslogistischen Strukturkonzepts zur globalen Produktionsdatenintegration in der Branche Druck

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    Lorscheid-Trostmann, Kristin

    2004-01-01

    Insbesondere die technische Ausstattung der Produktion führt durch die technologische Entwicklung zu einer stetigen Zunahme der Ressourcenkapazitäten. Die Zunahme der Maschinengeschwindigkeiten und Arbeitsbreite erschwert die maximale Auslastung der Produktion und senkt die Wirtschaftlichkeit. Die Kooperation in Netzwerken bietet den KMU der Branche Druck die Möglichkeit, unternehmensinterne Ressourcen durch Insourcing auszulasten und unternehmensexterne R...

  14. Väter. Die Bedeutung des Vaters für die psychische Entwicklung des Kindes

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    Inge Seiffge-Krenke

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available Das Buch behandelt die Bedeutung des Vaters für die psychische Entwicklung vor allem kleinerer Kinder anhand empirischer Daten und Befunde, die sich überwiegend auf Frankreich beziehen, z. T. aber auch deutsche und anglo-amerikanische Studien berücksichtigen

  15. Beitrag zur Effizienzsteigerung mobiler Arbeitsmaschinen: Entwicklung einer elektrohydraulischen Bedarfsstromsteuerung mit aufgeprägtem Volumenstrom

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    Scherer, Martin

    2015-01-01

    Die Arbeitsantriebe mobiler Maschinen sind heutzutage hydraulisch ausgeführt. Moderne, elektrohydraulische Komponenten ermöglichen die Entwicklung von Bedarfsstromsystemen. Durch die elektronische Signalleitung und -verarbeitung sind die Verbraucheranforderungen bekannt und der Pumpenvolumenstrom kann direkt als deren Summe eingestellt werden. Hierdurch sinkt die Verlustleistung und die Energieeffizienz steigt. Durch das direktere Ansprechverhalten, steigt zudem der Bedienkomfort.

  16. Entwicklung des Kommunikationsteilsystems für ein objektorientiertes, verteiltes Betriebssystem

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    Becher, Mike

    1998-01-01

    Thema dieser Arbeit ist die Entwicklung eines Kommunikationsteilsystems fuer das Experimentiersystem CHEOPS zur Ermoeglichung einer Interobjektkommunika- tion zwischen Objekten auf dem gleichen bzw. verschiedenen Systemen. Ausgangspunkte stellen dabei eine verfuegbare Implementation eines Ethernet- Treibers der Kartenfamilie WD80x3 fuer MS-DOS, eine geforderte Kommunikations- moeglichkeit mit UNIX-Prozessen sowie die dort benutzbaren Protokoll-Familien dar. Die Arbe...

  17. Vorgehensmodell zur Data-Warehouse-Entwicklung am Beispiel eines Allfinanzkonzerns nach einer Fusion

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    Herrmann, Clemens; Rupprecht, Josef; von Maur, Eitel

    2002-01-01

    In diesem Artikel wird das Vorgehen zur Entwicklung eines konzernweiten Data-Warhouse-Systems anhand eines bereits erfolgreich abgeschlossenen Projekts aus der Praxis aufgezeigt. Ergebnis der Untersuchung ist ein Rahmenkonzept mit bis auf die Aktivitätenebene verfeinerten Phasen. Es werden detaillierte Beschreibungen der durchgeführten Schritte geliefert, die zum Aufbau der gesamten Data-Warehouse-Architektur notwendig sind.

  18. Development of energy-efficient comfortable ventilation systems with air quality guided volume flow control and continuous monitoring of the window opening status. Part 2. Theoretical investigations of the pressure difference method. Research project; Entwicklung energieeffizienter Komfortlueftungsanlagen mit luftqualitaetsgefuehrter Volumenstromregelung und kontinuierlicher Erfassung des Fensteroeffnungszustandes. Teilbericht 2. Theoretische Untersuchungen zur Druckdifferenz-Methode. Forschungsprojekt

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    Knissel, Jens; Grossklos, Marc [Institut Wohnen und Umwelt GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany); Werner, Johannes [Ingenieurbuero fuer Energieberatung, Haustechnik und Oekologische Konzepte GbR (eboek), Tuebingen (Germany)

    2011-05-15

    In energy-efficient buildings with mechanical ventilation and heat recovery, the heat losses of ventilation of a building can be influenced by additional open windows. This causes a significant rise in the heating demand. The Drd method (pressure difference method) assumes that the negative pressure in a building after switching off the supply air fan will depend on whether all windows are closed, or at least one window is open. In the research project under consideration the determination of the position of the window aperture using the Drd method shall be developed further. The operating conditions of the Drd method is investigated theoretically. Questions of the required building tightness and plant characteristics are clarified.

  19. GOME Ozonprofile: Weiterentwicklung und Validierung

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    Bramstedt, Klaus

    2001-01-01

    Height-resolved ozone information on a global scale is required forthe detection of changes in the atmospheric ozone distribution and for researchinto the underlying chemical and dynamical processes. The Global OzoneMonitoring Experiment (GOME) makes an important contribution in thisfield. GOME aboard ESA´s ERS-2 satellite measures the reflected andbackscattered radiation from the Earth in the ultraviolet and visiblespectral range at moderate spectral resolution in nadir viewinggeometry. Vert...

  20. Concept and validation of a simple model of the intrathyroidal iodine kinetics; Prinzip und Validierung eines einfachen Modells der intrathyroidalen Iodkinetik

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    Rink, T.; Bormuth, F.J.; Braun, S.; Zimny, M.; Schroth, H.J. [Frankfurt Univ. Klinikum Stadt Hanau (Germany). Abt. fuer Nuklearmedizin

    2004-02-01

    measurements, the trend of the curve can be calculated, which allows to determine the total radioiodine storage in the thyroid. (orig.) [German] Ziel: Vorstellung und Validierung eines einfachen Modells der intrathyroidalen Iodkinetik zur Optimierung der Therapieplanung und der intratherapeutischen Dosimetrie. Methoden: Das vorgestellte Modell beschreibt die thyroidale Iodkinetik als Bilanz von Iodaufnahme und -abgabe, die durch die Funktionen A{sub t}=A{sub 0}* (1-exp(-{lambda}{sub 1}t)) bzw. A{sub t}=A{sub 0}* (exp(-{lambda}{sub 2}t)-1) gekennzeichnet werden. Dabei bezeichnen A{sub 0} die theoretisch maximal moegliche Iodaufnahme bei Vernachlaessigung der thyroidalen Hormonexkretion und {lambda}{sub 1} bzw. {lambda}{sub 2} die Konstanten fuer die thyroidale Iodaufnahme und -abgabe. Der intrathyroidale Iodgehalt zum Zeitpunkt t entspricht der Summe dieser beiden Exponentialfunktionen, gemaess A{sub t}=A{sub 0}* (exp(-{lambda}{sub 2}t)-exp(-{lambda}{sub 1}t)). Bei insgesamt 25 Patienten mit autonomer Struma / Knoten (n=18), Morbus Basedown (n=5) oder euthyreoter Struma (n=2), wurde die prozentuale Iodspeicherung der Schilddruese waehrend der Radioiodtherapie taeglich gemessen, wobei der Restkoerper durch eine Bleiwand abgeschirmt war. Durchschnittlich erfolgten 7,2 Messungen pro Patient (minimal 4, maximal 13). Mit diesen Messwerten wurden individuelle Regressionskurven mit Hilfe der vorgestellten Gleichung angepasst und die relative Abweichung der gemessenen Uptake-Werte von den errechneten Kurvenpunkten bestimmt. Ergebnisse: Die durchschnittliche Differenz der gemessenen 179 Werte von den errechneten Kurvenpunkten betrug nur 1,4%, wobei kein signifikanter Unterschied zwischen den drei Krankheitsgruppen nachweisbar war. Die individuelle Verteilung der relativen Abweichungen war im zeitlichen Verlauf konstant, systematische Fehler waren nicht erkennbar. Schlussfolgerung: Die vorliegenden Daten zeigen, dass sich die intrathyroidale Iodkinetik mit Hilfe des Modells A{sub t

  1. Emotionen von Studierenden in Lernsituationen: Explorative Analysen und Entwicklung von Selbstberichtskalen - Anhang

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    Titz, Wolfram

    2001-01-01

    Bei den verfügbaren Dokumenten handelt es sich um Teile aus dem Anhang der Dissertation: Titz, W. (2001). Emotionen von Studierenden in Lernsituationen: Explorative Analysen und Entwicklung von Selbstberichtskalen. Münster: Waxmann. Im Einzelnen sind hier Fragebogen zum Erleben von Emotionen in Lernsituationen an der Universität abgedruckt. Dabei handelt es sich um halbstrukturierte offene Fragebogen für (1) Einzel-Lern- sowie für (2) Lehrveranstaltungssituationen aus der explorativen Studie ...

  2. Entwicklung eines Testmodells zur Beschleunigungsmessung für das Projekt SHEFEX III

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    Pfeiffer, Christoph

    2013-01-01

    Im Sharp Edge Flight Experiment (SHEFEX), einem Raumfahrtprojekt des Deutschen Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt, werden verschiedene Technologien für die Anwendung in der Raumfahrt entwickelt und getestet. Unter anderem für die Navigation eines Raumfahrzeugs. Im geplanten Flugexperiment SHEFEX III soll dazu ein hybrides Navigationssystem eingesetzt werden. Dieses verwendet neben GPS und Sternensensor ein inertiales Navigationssystem. Ziel dieser Arbeit ist die Entwicklung eines Testmodells ...

  3. Alphabetisierung und Grundbildung Erwachsener. Abschlussdokumentation des Förderschwerpunktes zur Forschung und Entwicklung 2007 - 2012

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    Projektträger im Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

    2012-01-01

    Aus Anlass der Weltdekade der Vereinten Nationen zur Alphabetisierung 2003 bis 2012 hat das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) den Förderschwerpunkt "Forschung und Entwicklung zur Alphabetisierung und Grundbildung Erwachsener" aufgelegt. Die konkreten Projekte und daran anknüpfenden Transferaktivitäten im Förderschwerpunkt haben dazu beigetragen, das Thema Erwachsenen-Alphabetisierung in Deutschland in die Öffentlichkeit zu bringen und die theoretischen Grundlagen zu verbesser...

  4. Unterrichtsmodell zur Entwicklung von Informationskompetenz bei Schülern der gymnasialen Oberstufe

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    Klingenberg, Andreas

    2011-01-01

    Die vorliegende Arbeit untersucht, welche Rolle Schulen bei der Entwicklung von Informationskompetenz spielen können. Ergebnis ist ein Unterrichtsmodell für Schüler der gymnasialen Oberstufe. Ausgehend von der Definition der Informationskompetenz werden zunächst die Angebote von Schulbibliotheken, Öffentlichen und Wissenschaftlichen Bibliotheken zur Vermittlung von Informationskompetenz an Schüler untersucht. Erfolgversprechende Konzepte, die diesen Schulungen zugrunde liegen, werden genauer ...

  5. Entwicklung von dynamometrischen Nordic Walking Stöcken mit einer an den Patienten angepassten Prothese

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    Seiler, Stefan; Rapillard, Laurent; Héritier, Jean-Claude

    2011-01-01

    Ziel des Projekts: Entwicklung einer Kraftmessvorrichtung, welche es erlaubt die dynamischen Kräfte beim Stockeinsatz im Nordic Walking zu erfassen. Zusätzlich wurde eine Prothese entwickelt, welche an die Bedürfnisse eines Patienten angepasst wurde. Methoden / Experimente / Resultate: Am Anfang stand die Auswahl und Adaptierung eines Messverfahrens zur Bestimmung einer dynamischen Kraft. Anschliessend folgte die Konstruktion einer Vorrichtung zur Integration in einen Stock. Das System wurde ...

  6. Entwicklung eines individuenbasierten Modells zur Abbildung des Bewegungsverhaltens von Passagieren im Flughafenterminal

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    Schultz, Michael

    2012-01-01

    Mit der Entwicklung eines stochastischen Modells zur Abbildung des Bewegungsverhaltens von Passagieren wird die Basis für eine virtuelle Anwendungsumgebung geschaffen, mit der die Passagierabfertigungsprozesse im Flughafenterminal und die hierfür notwendigen Infrastrukturen modelliert, implementiert, untersucht und gezielt optimiert werden können. Es werden vorhandene wissenschaftliche Modellansätze zur mikroskopischen Agentensimulation kritisch gewürdigt und Anforderungen an das zu entwickel...

  7. Entwicklung eines Modells zur Überprüfung des Niveaus der betrieblichen Informationssicherheit

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    Tietze, Manfred R.

    2007-01-01

    Informationen und die für die Informationsverarbeitung und Kommunikation benutzten Anwendungen und Einrichtungen sind wertvolles und schützenswertes Unternehmensgut. Aus diesem Grund wird die Frage nach dem "betrieblichen Niveau der Informationssicherheit" auf Mitarbeiterebene und Möglichkeiten dem Aspekt der "Human Firewall" effektiv entgegenzutreten in Konzernen, Behörden und Betrieben immer stärker. Das Ziel dieser Arbeit richtet sich in erster Linie auf die Entwicklung e...

  8. Abschlussbericht des Projekts EIBE : EIBE 2 - Entwicklung und Integration eines betrieblichen Eingliederungsmanagements

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    Eggerer, Reiner; Kaiser, Harald; Jastrow, Birgit

    2009-01-01

    "In diesem Bericht werden Erfahrungen, die die am Projekt 'Entwicklung und Integration eines betrieblichen Eingliederungsmanagements (EIBE)' beteiligten Berufsförderungswerke mit der Implementierung und Durchführung des betrieblichen Eingliederungsmanagements nach § 84 Abs. 2 SGB IX in ihren eigenen Unternehmen und in Unternehmenspartnerschaften sammeln konnten, dargestellt. Besonders kleine Betriebe profitieren von einer schnellen Rückkehr Ihrer Beschäftigten in den Arbeitsprozess. Das Betri...

  9. Entwicklung und Test von Prototypkomponenten für die ITER Bolometerdiagnostik

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    Meister, H.; S. Schmitt

    2014-01-01

    Die internationale Fusionsforschungsanlage ITER wird in Cadarache/Frankreich aufgebaut. Ein wichtiger an ITER zu messender Parameter ist die vom Plasma abgegebene Strahlungsleistung. Sie kann mit Hilfe der Bolometerdiagnostik bestimmt werden. Die wichtigsten hierfür noch zu lösenden F&E-Aufgaben gliedern sich in die drei Teilbereiche Detektorentwicklung, Herstellung und Tests von Prototypen, sowie Entwicklung der Integration von Diagnostikkomponenten in das ITER-Gefäß. Im Rahmen eines vom BMB...

  10. Entwicklung von Verfahren zur Beurteilung und Verbesserung der Qualität von Navigationsdaten

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    Chen, Hainan

    2011-01-01

    Die vorliegende Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit der Entwicklung von Verfahren zur Überprüfung und Verbesserung der Qualität von raumbezogenen Daten, hier insbesondere Navigationsdaten, indem verschiedene Datenquellen integriert werden. Nach der Vorstellung der Grundlagen widmet sich die vorliegende Arbeit der Integration sowohl zwischen kommerziellen digitalen Karten von unterschiedlichen Anbietern als auch zwischen kommerziellen und kostenfreien digitalen Karten, die aus nutzergenerierten In...

  11. Sicherheitskonzepte in der Entwicklung neuer Arzneimittel und Medizingeräte – eine vergleichende Bewertung

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    Siegert, Joachim; Kirch, Wilhelm; Schindler, Christoph

    2008-01-01

    Die Sicherheitsphilosophie bei der Entwicklung neuer Arzneimittel besteht in einer individuellen Prüfung der sicherheitsrelevanten Eigenschaften neuer Substanzen und ist durch das Arzneimittelgesetz (AMG) geregelt. Nach pharmakologischen und toxikologischen Tests der Substanzen in Tierversuchen wird ihre Wirksamkeit und Verträglichkeit in klinischen Studien an gesunden Probanden und Patienten geprüft. Die Anzahl an Studienteilnehmern ist bei Arzneimitteln so bemessen, dass akute Risiken mit e...

  12. Entwicklung und Anwendung enzymimmunologischer Verfahren zum Nachweis von Cefalexin, Ceftiofur und Desfuroylceftiofur in Milch

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    Meier, Bianca

    2008-01-01

    Die vorliegende Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit der Entwicklung und Anwendung enzymimmunologischer Verfahren zum Nachweis der im Hinblick auf die EU-Verordnungen relevanten Cephalosporine Ceftiofur und Cefalexin in Milch. Zur Herstellung immunogener Protein-Konjugate wurde jeweils Cefalexin bzw. Ceftiofur mittels Glutardialdehyd an ein Trägerprotein (KLH) gekoppelt. Jeweils vier Kaninchen wurden mit dem Cefalexin-KLH-Konjugat (1,7 mg/Tier) bzw. dem Ceftiofur-KLH-Konjugat (2,3 mg/Tier) immunisi...

  13. Thermische Entwicklung atomarer freier Volumen und Kristallisation in Si-(B)-C-N-Precursorkeramiken

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    Reichle, Klaus Jürgen

    2003-01-01

    Nichtoxidkeramiken auf der Basis von organischen Precursoren weisen günstige Potenziale als zukünftige Hochleistungskeramiken auf. In der vorliegenden Arbeit werden nanoskalige freie Volumen, deren chemische Umgebung sowie deren Entwicklung bei Anlassbehandlungen in Precursorkeramiken des Systems Si-B-C-N mit den spezifischen Methoden der Positronenzerstrahlungsspektroskopie analysiert. Diese freien Volumen sind für Diffusionsprozesse, Festkörperreaktionen oder mechanische Verhalten dieser Ke...

  14. Entwicklung und Leistungsbestimmung einer 2,2 kW Tesla Turbine

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    Lisker, Roberto; Hellwig, Udo; Wildenauer, Franz-Xaver

    2015-01-01

    Im Folgenden wird die Entwicklung und Evaluation eines 2,2 kW Tesla Turbinen Prototyps beschrieben. Ausgehend von der konstruktiven Verbesserung der Ein- und Auslassströmung – mit dem Ziel der Steigerung des isentropen Wirkungsgrades – wurde ein Turbinenprototyp gefertigt und auf einem Turbinenversuchsstand erprobt. Hierbei wurde untersucht, ob eine Wirkungsgradsteigerung mit einem Profileinsatz möglich ist. Die gewonnenen Ergebnisse lagen im Erwartungsbereich und zeigten, dass der Profileins...

  15. Antilocking systems for motorbikes - fast and safe development using HIL; ABS fuer Zweiraeder - schnelle und sichere Entwicklung mit HIL

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    Riedel, A. [IPG GmbH, Karlsruhe (Germany)

    2002-10-01

    The first antilocking system for a motorbike was developed in 1988 by FTE automotive GmbH (Fahrzeugtechnik Ebern) in cooperation with BMW. Today, the enterprise offers antilocking systems for all types and sizes of motorbikes. For fast validation of the control algorithms, FTE uses a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test stand of IPG Automotive Engineering Software + Consulting Gmbh, Karlsruhe. [German] Das erste ABS-System fuer ein Motorrad wurde 1988 von der FTE automotive GmbH (Fahrzeugtechnik Ebern) gemeinsam mit BMW entwickelt. Heute bietet das Unternehmen Antiblockiersysteme sowohl fuer Big Bikes als auch fuer kleinere Zweiraeder - wie etwa Roller - an. Fuer die schnelle Validierung der Regelalgorithmen setzt FTE einen Hardware-in-the-Loop(HIL)-Pruefstand der IPG Automotive Engineering Software + Consulting GmbH aus Karlsruhe ein. (orig.)

  16. Entwicklung einer Methode zur Untersuchung der zytotoxischen Aktivität von NK- und T-Zellen gegen Leukämieblasten mittels Vierfarb-Durchflusszytometrie

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    Zimmermann, Stefanie-Yvonne

    2007-01-01

    Zelluläre Zytotoxizität ist ein Phänomen, das für die Wirkung allogener Stammzelltransplantationen verantwortlich gemacht wird. Sie wird zudem genutzt im Rahmen zellulärer Immuntherapien mit Spenderlymphozyten, angereicherten, aktivierten und z.T. gentechnisch veränderten T- und NK-Zellen, Targeting der Antitumor-Immunantwort mit bispezifischen Antikörpern und der Vakzinierung mit dendritischen Zellen. Ihre Messung ist von großer Bedeutung bei der Weiterentwicklung und Validierung solcher Ver...

  17. Entwicklung des Kunstportals ARTRIKAT auf Basis des Content-Management-Systems TYPO3

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    Banchevskiy, Dmitry; Janz, Mariska

    2010-01-01

    Das Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es, eine kommentierte Dokumentation der Entwicklung des Kunstportals ARTRIKAT unter Verwendung des Content-Management-Systems TYPO3 zu erstellen. Das Kunstportal ARTRIKAT ist eine Community-Plattform für Kunstschaffende und Kunstinteressierte. Dort können sich die Künstler kostenpflichtig registrieren und ihre Werke in 2D- oder 3D-Galerien virtuell ausstellen und verkaufen. Außerdem stehen übliche Community-Funktionalitäten wie Terminkalender, ein internes Messaging...

  18. Analyse der Hangover Funktion während der Entwicklung von Ethanol-induziertem Verhalten

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    Franz, Mirjam

    2009-01-01

    Die Entwicklung von Ethanoltoleranz ist ein Indikator für eine mögliche Abhängigkeit von Alkohol. Der genaue molekulare Mechanismus der Ethanoltoleranzentwicklung ist jedoch nicht bekannt. Drosophila ermöglicht die molekulare und phänotypische Untersuchung von verschiedenen Mutanten mit veränderter Toleranz und kann so zu einem besseren Verständnis beitragen. Die hangAE10 Mutante entwickelt eine reduzierte Ethanoltoleranz, wobei dieser Phänotyp auf Defekte in der zellulären Stressantwort zurü...

  19. Entwicklung einer lokalen Suchmaschine mit dem Web Application Server von Oracle 8

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    Weide, Jury Guido

    2003-01-01

    Die vorliegende Diplomarbeit beschäftigt sich mit dem Web Application Servers in der Version 3.0 von Oracle. Der Web Application Server ist ein Programmpaket für die Entwicklung und Implementation von serverseitigen Anwendungsprogrammen, die über das Internet benutzt werden können. Das entsprechende Anwendungsprogramm wird nur vom Webserver ausgeführt. Für die Ausführung einer mit Hilfe des Web Application Server erstellten Anwendung wird auf der Clientseite nur ein Internetbrowser benötigt. ...

  20. Modellbildung, Simulation und ökologische Bewertung in der Entwicklung biotechnologischer Prozesse

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    Biwer, Arno P.

    2003-01-01

    In der Entwicklung biotechnologischer und chemischer Prozesse sind die frühen Entwicklungsphasen entscheidend für die in der späteren Produktion anfallenden Kosten und Umweltbelastungen. Um die Nachhaltigkeit neuer Verfahren zu verbessern, müssen daher bereits zu diesem Zeitpunkt ökologische und ökonomische Charakteristika berücksichtigt werden. Das vorhandene Prozesswissen ist in frühen Entwicklungsphasen jedoch naturgemäß gering. In der vorgelegten Arbeit wird eine Methode vorgestellt, die ...

  1. Währungspolitik im Dienste von Entwicklung : Immer noch ein Forschungsprogramm!

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    Sell, Friedrich L.

    2004-01-01

    In diesem Beitrag formulieren wir zunächst einige Hypothesen über die möglichen Beiträge der Währungspolitik zur gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung vor dem Hintergrund des berühmten Trilemmas, das prinzipiell für jede Währungsordnung gelöst werden muss. Anschließend lassen wir in einem Überblick die Erfahrungen Revue passieren, welche von den Entwicklungsländern in den vergangenen 30 Jahren mit unterschiedlichen Wechselkursregimes gesammelt wurden. Dabei stellt sich heraus, dass es neben dem ...

  2. Ländliche Entwicklung durch erneuerbare Energien - Das Beispiel Photovoltaik in Niederbayern

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    Zink, Roland

    2013-09-01

    Der Ausbau erneuerbarer Energien ist in Deutschland eine zentrale und politisch konsensfähige Forderung, um die Energieversorgung klimafreundlich und nachhaltig zu gestalten. Speziell ländliche Regionen rücken dabei in den Fokus, bieten sie doch aufgrund ihrer hohen Flächenverfügbarkeit große Potenziale für die flächenintensiven dezentralen Energieformen. Folglich erkennen Kommunen zunehmend das Entwicklungspotenzial dieser Technologien und sehen sie auch als Chance, neue wirtschaftliche Impulse vor Ort zu setzen. Der Beitrag skizziert die rasante Entwicklung der Photovoltaik im Regierungsbezirk Niederbayern und diskutiert anhand des Beispiels die Folgen für eine nachhaltige Regionalentwicklung.

  3. Development of piston rod sealings. Friction and leakage test stands; Entwicklung von Kolbenstangendichtungen. Reibkraft- und Leckagepruefstaende

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    Goerres, M. [RWTH Aachen (DE). Inst. fuer Fluidtechnische Antriebe und Steuerungen (IFAS)

    2003-07-01

    New test stands for piston rod sealings for biodegradable fluids were developed by the IFAS institute of RWTH Aachen University. Influencing parameters are the leakage rate, the pressure distribution between sealing and piston rod, and the (direction-dependent) friction. The contribution describes the conception and development of the friction test stand for measuring the pressure profile and directional friction force of a single sealing. Droplet leakage is tested in a separate long-term test stand whose conception is explained in the contribution. [German] Zur Entwicklung neuartiger Kolbenstangendichtungen fuer biologisch schnell abbaubare Fluide, werden am Institut fuer fluidtechnische Antriebe und Steuerungen (IFAS) der RWTH Aachen neue Pruefstaende entwickelt. Wesentlichen Einfluss auf das Abdichtverhalten der Dichtungen haben neben der Leckage vor allem die Pressungsverteilung zwischen Dichtung und Kolbenstange, sowie die (verfahrrichtungsabhaengige) Reibung. Der Beitrag beschreibt die Konzeption und Entwicklung des Reibungspruefstands zur Messung des Druckprofils und der richtungsabhaengigen Reibkraft einer einzelnen Dichtung. Die Abtropfleckage wird mit Hilfe eines eigenstaendigen Dauerversuchspruefstands ermittelt, dessen Konzeption im Artikel erlaeutert wird.

  4. Energy and sustainable development in Latin America; Energie und nachhaltige Entwicklung in Lateinamerika

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    Suding, P.H. [Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit, Quito (Ecuador). Projekt OLADE/CEPAL/GTZ `Energie und Nachhaltige Entwicklung in Lateinamerika und der Karibik`

    1997-04-01

    In contrast to South East Asia, whose capital is mostly `human capital`, Latin America and the Caribbean have large natural resources. Some of these countries have lived off their substance without investing in their future, i.e. in human capital and in non-human capital suited for long-term use. The OLADE/CEPAL/GTZ project `Energy and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean` has been running since 1993 with support by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ). Its results suggest that developments in power supply in this region should be viewed with some misgivings. The euphoria over investments should not blind potential investors to the structural problems of these countries which may turn out to be adverse to sustainable development. (orig.) [Deutsch] Im Gegensatz zu den Laendern Suedostasiens, deren Kapital ueberwiegend aus `Humankapital` besteht, stuetzt sich der Reichtum Lateinamerikas und der Karibik (LAuK) in starkem Umfang auf natuerliche Ressourcen. Einige dieser ressourcenbasierten Laender haben bisher vor ihrer Substanz gezehrt, ohne ausreichend in ihre Zukunft, d.h. in menschliches und langfristig nutzbares Sachkapital, zu investieren. Die Ergebnisse des seit 1993 mit Unterstuetzung der Deutschen Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) durchgefuehrten Projekts OLADE/CEPAL/GTZ `Energie und Entwicklung in Lateinamerika und der Karibik` legen eine vorsichtige Beurteilung der energiewirtschaftlichen Entwicklung nahe. Bei aller Investitionseuphorie sollten strukturelle Schwaechen, die die Nachhaltigkeit der Entwicklungsstrategien in Frage stellen, nicht uebersehen werden. (orig.)

  5. Realoptionen als Bewertungsinstrument für frühe Phasen der Forschung und Entwicklung in der pharmazeutischen Industrie

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    Hartmann, Marcus

    2006-01-01

    Die Ermittlung eines finanziellen Wertes für pharmazeutische Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekte (F&E-Projekte) stellt in der Praxis eine herausfordernde Aufgabe im Rahmen des wertorientierten Portfoliomana-gements eines forschenden Arzneimittelherstellers dar. Insbesondere Produktkandidaten in frühen Phasen des F&E-Prozesses sind durch erhebliche technische Risiken bei einer gleichzeitig hohen Unsicherheit über die Entwicklung des anvisierten Marktes gekennzeichnet. In der akademischen Lite...

  6. Effekte der oralen Bacillus cereus var. toyoi Supplementierung auf den Gesundheitsstatus und auf die Entwicklung der intestinalen Mikroflora beim Fohlen

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    John, Jenny

    2013-01-01

    Diarrhoe ist eines der häufigsten Probleme beim equinen Neonaten. Nahezu alle Fohlen entwickeln Durchfall innerhalb der ersten Lebenswochen. Unterschiedliche virale, bakterielle und parasitäre Ursachen werden diskutiert. In diesen Zeitraum fällt ebenfalls die erste Rosse der Stute, sodass der Durchfall um den 5. - 15. Lebenstag (LT) bei den Fohlen als „Fohlenrossedurchfall“ bezeichnet wird. Es wird vermutet, dass die Entwicklung der intestinalen Mikroflora und die Reifung der Darmschleimhaut ...

  7. Entwicklung von Dünnschicht-Reaktionsröhrchen zur Bestimmung von Schwefelwasserstoff, Chlor und Tetrachlorethen in Luft

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    Schwierz, Torge

    2000-01-01

    Dünnschicht-Reaktionsröhrchen zeichnen sich gegenüber konventionellen Prüfröhrchen durch höhere analytische Leistungen (Nachweisvermögen, Reproduzierbarkeit, Empfindlichkeit, objektive Auswertung) aus, ohne die Vorteile der einfachen praktischen Handhabung bei gasspurenanalytischen Messungen aufzugeben. In der vorliegenden Arbeit wird die Entwicklung von Dünnschicht-Reaktionsröhrchen für die Analyten Schwefelwasserstoff, Chlor und Tetrachlorethen beschrieben. Zum Nachweis von Schwefelwasserst...

  8. Studien der Genexpressionsänderung während der Entwicklung von Drosophila melanogaster mittels DNA-Microarrays

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    Beckmann, Boris

    2003-01-01

    Die Fruchtfliege Drosophila melanogaster ist einer der am besten untersuchten Modellorganismen in der Entwicklungsbiologie. Die Kenntnis des Genoms und die Zahl der annotierten protein-kodierenden Gene von Drosophila sind jedoch Schwankungen unterworfen, da sie meist auf Computerberechnungen bereits bekannter Gene und nur teilweise auf experimentellen Nachweisen beruhen. Um das Transkriptom von Drosophila im Verlauf der Entwicklung zu untersuchen und neue potentielle Gene zu identifizieren wu...

  9. Untersuchungen am Kopf des fetalen Narwals Monodon monoceros: Ein Atlas zur Entwicklung und funktionellen Morphologie des Sonarapparates

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    Comtesse-Weidner, Pia

    2007-01-01

    Die vorliegende Arbeit beschreibt und dokumentiert am Beispiel des Narwals (Monodon monoceros) die Morphologie und Entwicklung der in der Kopfregion gelegenen potentiell sonarrelevanten Strukturen. Hierzu wurde anhand der einmaligen, lückenlosen histologischen Schnittserie eines Narwalfetus von 137 mm (NEF1) die gesamte Kopfregion als Entität lichtmikroskopisch untersucht und die hier interessierenden Details erfaßt. Der so entstandene Atlas bietet auf 86 ausgewählten Abbildungen die Möglichk...

  10. Entwicklung eines thermisch stabilen und flexiblen Polymers auf Basis von PLA für medizinische Anwendungen

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    Köhn, Jeanett

    2015-01-01

    Die Nachfrage von Industrie und Gesellschaft nach Kunststoffen aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen steigt aus einer Reihe von Gründen in der heutigen Zeit stetig. Damit einhergehende neuartige Verarbeitungsmethoden und Anwendungsschwerpunkte führen zu immer neuen Anforderungen an die Materialien. Daher ist es notwendig, die Entwicklung verarbeitungs- und anwendungsorientierter Polymermaterialien auf der Basis nachwachsender Rohstoffe von der Synthese bis zur Verarbeitung weiter voranzutreiben. I...

  11. Versorgungsmängel trotz Einkommenssteigerungen in der DDR : zur Entwicklung der Einkommenssituation privater Haushalte in beiden deutschen Staaten

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    Wiegand, Erich

    1992-01-01

    'Gegenstand des Beitrages ist die Gegenüberstellung der Einkommenssituation privater Haushalte in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik. Mit Hilfe von Zeitreihen sozialer Indikatoren wird die Entwicklung ausgewählter monetärer Aspekte der materiellen Versorgung privater Haushalte über einen möglichst langen Zeitraum verglichen. Soweit die dazu notwendigen Daten vorliegen, ist das besondere Interesse auf die Situation in der ehemaligen DDR unmittelbar vor und...

  12. Signalweiterleitung in Ustilago maydis: Die Kpp4/Fuz7/Kpp2-MAPK-Kaskade kontrolliert Pheromonantwort und pathogene Entwicklung

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    Müller, Philip

    2003-01-01

    Die pathogene Entwicklung von U. maydis, dem Erreger des Maisbeulenbrandes, wird durch die Fusion von zwei haploiden Sporidien eingeleitet. Das entstehende Dikaryon ist in der Lage, die Maispflanze zu infizieren. Diese Prozesse werden durch die beiden Paarungstyploci a und b kontrolliert. Der biallelische a-Locus steuert über ein Pheromon-Pheromonrezeptorsystem die Zell-Zell-Erkennung und die anschließende Zellfusion. Der ...

  13. Synthese und biologische Evaluierung von fluorierten und carbaanalogen Glycopeptiden für die Entwicklung von tumorselektiven Vakzinen

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    Wagner, Sarah

    2012-01-01

    Tumorassoziierte Kohlenhydrat-Antigene werden von einer Vielzahl epithelialer Tumoren in erhöhtem Maße exprimiert und können sowohl als selektive Tumormarker, als auch als Zielstrukturen zur Entwicklung von synthetischen Krebsvakzinen dienen. Mucine, allen voran MUC1, sind hochgradig O-glycosylierte Zelloberflächenproteine, die im Fall maligner Zellen in deutlich überexprimierter Form mit charakteristisch veränderten Glycosylierungsmustern auftreten und somit vom Immunsystem erkannt werden kö...

  14. Konvergenz oder 'Varieties of Capitalism'? : Neue Literatur zur Entwicklung der Systeme der Politischen Ökonomie und der Industriellen Beziehungen

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    Behrens, Martin

    2004-01-01

    "Dieser Beitrag stellt fünf neuere Veröffentlichungen im Bereich der Arbeitsbeziehungen und Corporate Governance vor und diskutiert deren Beitrag zum Verständnis der aktuellen Entwicklung des deutschen Systems der Industriellen Beziehungen. Ausgangs- und Bezugspunkt der Darstellungen sind hierbei Ansätze im Bereich der vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft, die sich mit Fragen der Konvergenz/Divergenz von Systemen der Politischen Ökonomie auseinandersetzen." (Autorenreferat)

  15. Systematische Untersuchung der kontrollierten Partikelabscheidung aus überkritischem Kohlendioxid und Entwicklung geeigneter Trägersysteme

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    Metzger, Philipp

    2011-01-01

    Die Verkleinerung von Arzneistoffpartikeln stellt ein gängiges Verfahren zur Verbesserung ihrer Lösungseigenschaften dar. Eine solche Zerkleinerung kann durch die kontrollierte Paritkelabscheidung (controlled particle deposition – CPD) aus überkritischem Kohlendioxid in poröse Träger hinein erreicht werden. Dabei entsteht unmittelbar die fertige Arzneiform. Die Arbeit beinhaltet zum einen die Entwicklung poröser Träger für die kontrollierte Partikelabscheidung, basierend auf Ammoniumcarbo...

  16. Entwicklung neuer farbstoffmarkierter Polymere zur Visualisierung des LCST-Phasenübergangs in wässriger Lösung

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    Kölsch, Jonas David

    2014-01-01

    Ziel der Arbeit war die Entwicklung von farbstoffmarkierten Polymeren, die einen temperaturgetriebenen Knäuel-Kollaps-Phasenübergang in wässriger Lösung ("thermo-responsive Polymere") zeigen und diesen in ein optisches Signal übersetzen können. Solche Polymere unterliegen innerhalb eines kleinen Temperaturintervalls einer massiven Änderung ihres Verhaltens, z B. ihrer Konformation und ihres Quellungsgrads. Diese Änderungen sind mit einem Wechsel der Löseeigenschaften von hydrophil zu hydropho...

  17. Vom Phenol zum Naturstoff : Entwicklung nachhaltiger Mikrowellen-vermittelter SUZUKI-MIYAURA-Kupplungen und Tandem-Reaktionen

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    Riemer, Martin

    2015-01-01

    Ziel dieser Arbeit war die Entwicklung von Methoden zur Synthese von auf Phenol basierenden Naturstoffen. Insbesondere wurde bei der Methodenentwicklung die Nachhaltigkeit in den Vordergrund gerückt. Dies bedeutet, dass durch die Zusammenfassung mehrerer Syntheseschritte zu einem (Tandem-Reaktion) beispielsweise unnötige Reaktionsschritte vermieden werden sollten. Ferner sollten im Sinne der Nachhaltigkeit möglichst ungiftige Reagenzien und Lösungmittel verwendet werden, ebenso wie mehrfach w...

  18. Qualitative Beschreibung von Automatisierungssoftware

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    Biegert, Uwe

    1998-01-01

    Für die Entwicklung sicherer Automatisierungssysteme werden eine Reihe von konventionellen Methoden eingesetzt, die jeweils einzelne Bestandteile eines Systems separat betrachten. So wird der technische Prozeß mit Verfahren wie FMEA, PAAG oder der Fehlerbaumanalyse auf sicherheitskritische Aspekte untersucht. Bei der Automatisierungssoftware werden Validierungs- oder Verifikationsmethoden verwendet. Das Verhalten des Menschen wird auf einzelne Aktionen heruntergebrochen und ...

  19. Analyse und Vergleich von nativer Entwicklung auf dem Android-Betriebssytem mit der plattformunabhängigen Entwicklung mit dem Titanium SDK am Beispiel des Mobile SQL-Trainers

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    Spies, Matthias (Bachelor Informatik)

    2013-01-01

    Es wurde ein Vergleich zwischen einer nativen Android-Anwendung und einer Titanium-Anwendung durchgeführt, anhand einen mobilen SQL-Trainers. Die mit Eclipse nativ entwickelte Android-Anwendung und die Titanium-Anwendung (Android und iOS) sind, zumindest mit unserem beispielhaften Funktionsumfang, fast gleichwertig. Die Entwicklung für BlackBerry und Tizen konnte auf Grund der noch nicht ausgereiften Entwicklungsart für diese Plattformen kaum getestet werden, allerdings wird der größere App-M...

  20. Betreibermodell einer Forschungsinfrastruktur für die Entwicklung intelligenter Mobilitätsdienste im realen Verkehrsumfeld

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    Schnieder, Lars; Krenkel, Ralf

    2015-01-01

    Mit der Anwendungsplattform Intelligente Mobilität (AIM) steht am Institut für Verkehrssystemtechnik des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) ein umfassender Baukasten für die Entwicklung und prototypische Erprobung intelligenter Mobilitätsdienste und neuer Verkehrsinfrastrukturkomponenten, sowie zugehöriger Software zur Verfügung. Mit dem langfristigen Betrieb der Forschungsinfrastruktur bis geht das DLR weit über den Rahmen konventioneller Forschungsprojekte mit temporär be...

  1. Mittel- und osteuropäische Aktienmärkte: Geringe Liquidität beeinträchtigt Entwicklung

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    Thomas Linne

    2000-01-01

    Als Folge der Russlandkrise im August 1998 haben viele internationale Investoren ihre Aktienengagements in den Ländern Mittel- und Osteuropas einer kritischeren Betrachtung unterzogen. Mit dem Rückgang der Portfolioinvestitionen ausländischer Anleger sind wichtige Handelsteilnehmer an den Aktienmärkten weggefallen. Dies hat die ohnehin schon geringe Liquidität noch weiter verringert. Wichtige Impulse für die Entwicklung der Kapitalmärkte können von der Gründung von Pensionsfonds ausgehen, die...

  2. Entwicklung eines photostabilen Cyaninfarbstoffs für funktionelle DNA-Sonden sowie DNA-modifizierte Upconversion-Nanopartikel

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    Rubner, Moritz M

    2012-01-01

    Die Bioanalytik bildet die Grundlage für das Verständnis der Prozesse unserer DNA und RNA. Der Weiterentwicklung bioanalytischer Methoden kommt daher eine große Bedeutung zu. Im Rahmen dieser Arbeit werden zwei Arten fluoreszenter DNA-Sonden weiterentwickelt und auf ihre Anwendbarkeit für bioanalytische Methoden untersucht. Der Hauptteil dieser Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit der Entwicklung des klickbaren Cyaninfarbstoffs CyIQ (Cyanine Indole Quinoline), dem Aufbau funktioneller DNA-Sonden un...

  3. Validierung der Solverimplementierung des hygrothermischen Simulationsprogramms Delphin

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    Sontag, Luisa; Nicolai, Andreas; Vogelsang, Stefan

    2013-01-01

    Das Simulationsprogramm Delphin ermöglicht die Berechnung des gekoppelten Wärme-, Feuchte-, Luft- und Stofftransports in kapillarporösen Materialien. Die Simulation verwendet ein numerisches Lösungsverfahren für die Differentialgleichungen welche die Transportprozesse beschreiben. Zur Kontrolle der numerischen Fehler sowie der korrekten Implementierung der physikalischen Gleichungen werden Validierungsrechnungen durchgeführt. Dafür werden vordefinierte Testfälle eingegeben, gerechnet und mit ...

  4. Validierung eines hybriden Sensornetzwerks im Hubschrauberrotorblatt

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    Manner, Stephanie

    2016-01-01

    Systeme zur Zustandsüberwachung (Health and Usage Monitoring Systems, HUMS) sind von zunehmender Bedeutung für die Sicherheit von Luftfahrzeugen. Diese Arbeit untersucht die Eignung von FBG-Sensoren als redundante Datenquelle für HUMS-Systeme in Hubschraubern. Ein FBG-Sensornetzwerk wird dazu in den Faserverbund eines Hubschrauberrotorblatts integriert und experimentell untersucht. Insbesondere werden die Signaleigenschaften wie das Driftverhalten, der Temperatureinfluss und die Kalibrierbark...

  5. Renewables in figures. National and international trends in 2014; Erneuerbare Energien in Zahlen. Nationale und internationale Entwicklung im Jahr 2014

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    2015-08-15

    This publication provides information for the fields electricity / heat / fuels in detail on the expansion of renewable energies and illustrates this with tables and graphs. Basis of the data are the results of the Working Group on Renewable Energy Sources Statistics (AGEE-Stat), on behalf of the BMWi working out the balance of renewable energy in Germany. In addition you will also find information about Renewable Energy Law and to promote renewable Energy for heating purposes as well as for research and Development. In addition to the figures for Germany are also developments in the use of renewable energy in the European Union documented which also has set ambitious targets. Data for global Development are also included. [German] Die vorliegende Publikation informiert fuer die Bereiche Strom / Waerme / Kraftstoffe detailliert ueber den Ausbau der erneuerbaren Energien und veranschaulicht dies mit Tabellen und Grafiken. Grundlage der Daten sind die Ergebnisse der Arbeitsgruppe Erneuerbare Energien- Statistik (AGEE-Stat), die im Auftrag des BMWi die Bilanz der erneuerbaren Energien in Deutschland erarbeitet. Zusaetzlich findet man auch Informationen zum Erneuerbare- Energien-Gesetz und zur Foerderung der erneuerbaren Energien im Waermebereich sowie zur Forschung und Entwicklung. Neben den Zahlen fuer Deutschland sind auch die Entwicklungen bei der Nutzung der erneuerbaren Energien in der Europaeischen Union dokumentiert, die sich ebenfalls anspruchsvolle Ziele gesetzt hat. Daten zur weltweiten Entwicklung sind ebenfalls enthalten.

  6. Der Weg zum Java-Profi Konzepte und Techniken für die professionelle Java-Entwicklung

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    Inden, Michael

    2015-01-01

    Sie haben bereits Einiges an Erfahrung mit Java und möchten Ihre Entwicklungstätigkeit nun professionalisieren? Oder sind Sie schon auf dem Weg zum Profi, benötigen aber ein Nachschlagewerk, das Ihnen die wichtigen Themen aus der Java-Welt kompakt und kompetent vermittelt? Dieses Buch bietet eine umfassende Einführung in die professionelle Entwicklung und vermittelt Ihnen das notwendige Wissen, um stabile und erweiterbare Softwaresysteme auf Java-SE-Basis zu bauen. Praxisnahe Beispiele helfen dabei, das Gelernte rasch umzusetzen. Neben der Praxis wird viel Wert auf das Verständnis zugrunde liegender Konzepte gelegt. Dabei kommen dem Autor Michael Inden seine umfangreichen Schulungs- und Entwicklererfahrungen zugute - und Ihnen als Leser damit ebenso. Diese Neuauflage wurde durchgehend überarbeitet, aktualisiert und erweitert. Natürlich darf das aktuelle Java 8 nicht fehlen. Verschiedene Kapitel sind Java 8 und seinen Neuerungen gewidmet. Dort wird ein fundierter Einstieg in die umfangreichen Erweit...

  7. From eco-efficiency in overall sustainable development in enterprises; Von Oekoeffizienz zu nachhaltiger Entwicklung in Unternehmen

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    Weizsaecker, E.U. von; Stigson, B.; Seiler-Hausmann, J.D. (eds.)

    2001-07-01

    Eco-efficiency is achieved when goods and services satisfy human needs, increase the quality of life, at prices which are competitive and when environmental impacts and resource intensity are decreased to a degree that they are in accordance with the expected capacities of the Earth. Eco-efficiency is a management approach that allows enterprises to carry out environmental protection measures from a market-oriented point of view. Eco-efficiency shows that ecology and economy do not contradict each other. On the contrary, in combination, they present a gain for enterprises. The motto is: To produce more with less. The WBCSD and its member enterprises have agreed to make economic growth and sustainable development the guideline for their economic entrepreneurial actions. The WBCSD supports the close co-operation of the economy, government and other organizations, as it is only together that we can help sustainable development to achieve a breakthrough. (orig.) [German] Oekoeffizienz ist dann erreicht, wenn Gueter und Dienstleistungen die menschlichen Beduerfnisse befriedigen, die Lebensqualitaet erhoehen und wettbewerbsfaehige Preise aufweisen, und die oekologischen Auswirkungen und die Ressourcenintensitaet waehrend des Lebenszyklus soweit verringert werden, dass eine Uebereinstimmung mit der voraussichtlichen Belastbarkeit der Erde besteht. Oekoeffizienz steht fuer einen Managementansatz, der Unternehmen erlaubt, Umweltschutzmassnahmen unter Marktgesichtspunkten durchzufuehren. Mit Oekoeffizienz wird zum Ausdruck gebracht, dass Oekonomie und Oekologie sich nicht ausschliessen, sondern in Kombination einen Gewinn fuer Unternehmen darstellen. Das Motto lautet: Mehr mit weniger produzieren. Der WBCSD und seine Mitgliedsunternehmen haben sich darauf verstaendigt, ihr Handeln von den Prinzipien des oekonomischen Wachstums und der nachhaltigen Entwicklung leiten zu lassen. Der WBCSD unterstuetzt die enge Zusammenarbeit von Wirtschaft, Staat und anderen Organisationen

  8. Evolution of inflammatory parameters after fibroid embolization; Entwicklung der Entzuendungsparameter nach Myomembolisation

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    Vorwerk, D.; Rosen, T. [Klinikum Ingolstadt (Germany). Inst. fuer Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie; Keller, E. [Klinikum Ingolstadt (Germany). Frauenklinik; Gruber, N.; Lenz, G. [Klinikum Ingolstadt (Germany). Inst. fuer Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin

    2003-02-01

    Purpose: To describe the rise of classical laboratory tests for inflammation following transarterial uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) in order to monitor the normal course following UFE. Materials and Methods: In 20 females, white blood cell (WBC) count and C-reactive protein (CRP) were determined before and up to 5 days after UFE. With the exception of one noninflammatory complication, the post-procedure course was uneventful in all patients. The measured values were correlated with both the total uterine volume and the amount of instilled embolizing agent. Results: Following UFE, an increase in the WBC count to an average maximum of 10.8{+-}3.5/wl (range 5.9-18.6/wL) was found. In 13 of 20 patients, the WBC count was above normal on at least one day following UFE. The increase reached the maximum on the third post-interventional day and subsided within 5 days after the UFE. The CRP values increased significantly to an average maximum of 41.9{+-}28.8 mg/l. The maximum was found on the 2{sup nd} post-interventional day in 8 patients, on the 3{sup rd} day in 11 patients and on the 4{sup th} day in one patient. No correlation to the total uterine volume or to the amount of the instilled embolizing agents was detected. Conclusion: Following uncomplicated UFE, a steep increase in CRP occurs with no or only a mild increase in the WBC count, which does not indicate an infected fibroid. The maximum is reached on the 3{sup rd} or 4{sup th} post-interventional day, followed by a decline in CRP and normalization of the WBC count. (orig.) [German] Ziel: Ziel dieser Arbeit war es, die Entwicklung der klassischen laborchemischen Entzuendungsparameter nach arterieller Myomembolisation zu beschreiben, um Aussagen ueber den Normalverlauf nach Myomembolisation machen zu koennen. Material und Methode: Bei 20 Patientinnen wurden die Leukozytenzahl und das C-reaktive Protein im peripheren Blut nach transarterieller Myomembolisation vor und bis zu 5 Tagen danach bestimmt. Mit

  9. Entwicklung eines E-Learning Curriculums für die medizinische Ausbildung [

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    Scholz, Wilfried

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available [english] An e-learning curriculum will be developed in which content and learning systems suitable to study phases can be utilised. The development of the e-learning curriculum takes place via the connection of established e-learning offers with needs, and subsequent curricular integration. For the evaluation of e-learning offers, a quality criteria catalogue was developed which describes how learning units are embedded into the system, and of what quality they are. Standards were defined against which national and international e-learning offers could be measured. The result is a selection of offers suitable for e-learning which together form a reference directory. Through the illustration of conformity between the contents of the reference directory and requirements, on the basis of location-specific curricula and the medical subject catalogue, location-specific directories are created which represent the relevance of e-learning offers for both courses and examinations. With the location-specific e-learning directories, teachers and learners are provided with an instrument to complement courses with e-learning components. The curricular integration takes place under the influence of the results of the analysis of the target group, as well as the location-specific resources. The efficiency of the practical implementation and the location-specific requirements determine the character of each e-learning curriculum. [german] Es wird ein E-Learning Curriculum erarbeitet, in dem definiert wird, in welchen Studienabschnitten geeignete Inhalte und Lernsysteme eingesetzt werden können. Die Entwicklung des E-Learning Curriculums geschieht über die Verknüpfung von bewerteten E-Learning Angeboten mit dem Bedarf und anschließender curricularer Integration. Zur Bewertung von E-Learning Angeboten wurde ein Qualitätskriterienkatalog entwickelt, der beschreibt wie Lerneinheiten im System eingebettet und von welcher Qualität sie sind. Es wurden Standards

  10. Gezielte Eingriffe in die Steroidbiosynthese durch CYP Inhibitoren zur Entwicklung neuartiger Therapeutika für die Behandlung von Prostatakarzinom und Metabolischem Syndrom

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    Hille, Ulrike E.

    2010-01-01

    An der menschlichen Steroid-Biosynthese sind sechs CYP Enzyme beteiligt. Vier davon stellen sehr interessante Targets zur Entwicklung neuer Medikamente für die Therapie einer Reihe von hormonabhängigen Krankheiten dar. In dieser Arbeit wurden zwei Targets ausgewählt, zum einen das Schlüsselenzym der Androgenbiosynthese, CYP17, und zum anderen CYP11B1, welches den entscheidenden Schritt in der Cortisolbiosynthese darstellt. Design und Synthese der vorgestellten CYP17 Inhibitoren, die zur Thera...

  11. Entwicklung und Gestaltung von Netzwerkaktivitäten und Kommunikationsinhalten in regionalen Netzwerken und Clustern : eine formative und summative Evaluationsstudie am Beispiel eines Umwelttechnologieclusters in Mittelhessen

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    Keller, Thomas

    2013-01-01

    In den vergangenen Jahren sind die Themen „Clusterförderung und Clusterpolitik“ zum Schlagwort der regionalen Wirtschaftsförderung geworden (Kiese & Schätzl 2008; Mossig 2008; Europäische Kommission 2004). In fast allen Regionen Deutschlands werden die Entwicklung von Clustern und die Gründung regionaler Kooperationsnetzwerke gefördert, um positive Effekte wie Arbeitsplatzsicherung, Steigerung der Unternehmensansiedlungen oder ganz allgemein „Innovationen“ zu erreichen (Sternberg 1999). Porte...

  12. Entwicklung von Schülereinstellungen zu den Fächern Sachunterricht, Naturwissenschaften und Biologie beim Übergang von der Grundschule in die Sekundarstufe I

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    Moormann, Alexandra

    2015-01-01

    Volitionale Komponenten von Scientific Literacy wie Einstellungen, Interessen und Motivation von Schülerinnen und Schülern wurden bisher wenig untersucht, obwohl Forschungsergebnisse zeigen, dass sie eine wichtige Rolle in der Kompetenzentwicklung spielen. In der vorliegenden Arbeit wird die Entwicklung von Schülereinstellungen zu den Fächern Sachunterricht, Naturwissenschaften und Biologie im Laufe der Grundschulzeit und beim Übergang in die Sekundarstufe I untersucht. Die theoretische Grund...

  13. Entwicklung und Schaffung eines in-situ Feuchtemessgerätes für den Mars im Zusammenhang mit der ESA Marsmission ExoMars

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    Koncz, Alexander

    2012-01-01

    Im Rahmen der vorliegenden Dissertation wurden mehrere Sensoren zur Detektion des atmosphärischen Wassergehaltes entwickelt und für ihren Einsatz auf dem Mars im Zuge der ESA ExoMars Mission optimiert und teilweise qualifiziert. Die Arbeiten am als MiniHUM bezeichneten Instrument umfassten sowohl die Charakterisierung und Entwicklung eines coulometrischen Sensorsystems als auch den Test und die Auswahl von kommerziell erhältlichen kapazitiven Polymerfeuchtesensoren. Zudem wurde ein Sensor zur...

  14. Nachhaltige Energie für ländliche Entwicklung in dem Sub-Sahara Afrika: interdisziplinäre Herangehensweise und organisatorische Herausforderung

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    Djuikom, Marthe

    2008-01-01

    Angesichts der Geschichte der Entwicklungspolitik, ist diese Arbeit darauf ausgerichtet, einige Beobachtungen in Bezug auf die so genannte Entwicklung hervorzuheben; insbesondere auf die andauernde prekäre Situation und Armut in ländlichen afrikanischen Gebieten. Armut ist nach Amartya SEN – weiter präzisiert von J.L. Dubois – die Deprivation von „Fähigkeiten“, die Individuen und lokale Gemeinschaften zu ausgeschlossenen und vergessenen Akteuren des Systems machen. Das nennt Paulo Freire, das...

  15. Entwicklung und Charakterisierung eines Pd-haltigen Sol-Gel-Beschichtungsmaterials mit Eignung zur Strukturierung im Tampondruck sowie zur nachfolgenden stromlosen Kupferabscheidung

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    Pietsch, Matthias

    2001-01-01

    In der vorliegenden Arbeit wird die Entwicklung und Charakterisierung eines Pd-haltigen, anorganisch-organischen Sol-Gel-Beschichtungsmaterials für oxidische Substrate wie Glas und Keramik beschrieben, welches nach einer UV-Bestrahlung sowie einer thermischen Behandlung hinsichtlich einer Cu-Abscheidung in einem (außen-)stromlosen Verkupferungsbad katalytisch wirksam ist, wobei elektrische Schichtwiderstände des abgeschiedenen Cu von bis zu 9 ± 1 m[Omega] erzielt werden konnten. Im Falle eine...

  16. Einfluss des Wasserstandsganges auf die Entwicklung der Uferröhrichte an ausgewählten Uferabschnitten des westlichen Bodensees in den vergangenen 40 Jahren

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    Schmieder, Klaus; Dienst, Michael; Ostendorp, Wolfgang

    2003-01-01

    In der vorliegenden Untersuchung werden für vier Uferabschnitte Luftbildserien der Jahre 1962, 1967, 1978, 1993, 1999, 2000 ausgewertet, um die Entwicklung der aquatischen Röhrichtflächen über die letzten 40 Jahre in Abhängigkeit von Witterungs- und Wasserstandsverhältnissen zu dokumentieren. Der Bodensee weist im Jahreslauf charakteristische Wasserstandsschwankungen auf, an deren durchschnittliche Ausprägungen die Uferröhrichte in ihrem Lebenszyklus angepasst sind. Die Extremhochwasser von 1...

  17. Die Synthese von Glycopeptiden und Glycopeptid-Protein-Konjugaten mit einer Partialstruktur des tumorassoziierten Mucins MUC1 zur Entwicklung von Tumorvakzinen

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    Wittrock, Sven

    2006-01-01

    „Synthese von Glycopeptiden und Glycopeptid-Protein-Konjugaten mit einer Partialstruktur des tumorassoziierten Mucins MUC1 zur Entwicklung von Tumorvakzinen“ Das Glycoprotein MUC1 ist in Tumorepithelzellen sonderlich stark überexprimiert und wegen der vorzeitig einsetzenden Sialylierung sind die Saccharid-Epitope der O-Glycanketten stark verkürzt (sog. tumorassoziierte Antigene). Dadurch werden auch bisher verborgene Peptidepitope des Glycoprotein-Rückgrates auf der Zelloberfläche der Epi...

  18. Entwicklung und Vergleich zweier konzentrierender Photovoltaik-Systeme für den wirtschaftlichen Einsatz von hocheffizienten III-V-Solarzellen

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    Hein, Mathias

    2002-01-01

    Konzentratorsysteme bieten eine Möglichkeit, um billigen Solarstrom zu erzeugen. In dieser Arbeit werden neben detaillierten Untersuchungen zu Serienwiderstandsverlusten in Konzentrator-Solarzellen zwei Konzepte untersucht. Zunächst wird der Fresnel-Linsen-Konzentrator präsentiert. Bei der Entwicklung wurden Langzeitstabilität und möglichst hohe Wirkungsgrade angestrebt. Im zweiten Teil wird eine Meßmethode für Module mit Tandemsolarzellen auf der Basis der Spektrometrischen Charakterisierung...

  19. Untersuchungen zur Epidemiologie des Falschen Mehltaus (Peronospora farinosa Fr. (Fr.) f. sp. spinaciae Byford) an Spinat als Grundlage für die Entwicklung eines Prognosemodells

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    Deil, Birte

    2005-01-01

    Im Zuge einer umweltfreundlichen und kosteneffektiven Produktion von Spinat wird die Entwicklung eines Prognosemodells für den Falschen Mehltau an Spinat (Peronospora farinosa f. sp. spinaciae)angestrebt, damit eine genaue Vorhersage der Krankheitsentwicklung und der notwendigen Bekämpfungsmaßnahmen möglich wird. Das Ziel der vorliegenden Arbeit war die Schaffung von Datengrundlagen zur Biologie und Epidemiologie des Erregers für die Modellierung. Dazu wurde die Pathogenese des Erregers unter...

  20. Status of development and qualification of new pipeline steels for power stations; Aktueller Stand der Entwicklung und Qualifizierung neuer Rohrstaehle fuer den Kraftwerksbau

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    Schneider, A.; Bendick, W. [Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung GmbH (Germany); Hahn, B. [V und M Deutschland GmbH (Germany)

    2007-07-01

    The authors report the development of new 9-12% Cr steels for higher steam temperatures than 625 deg C allow (T/P9, TP/91, TP/911, T/P92, VM12-SHC). [German] Berichtet wird ueber die Entwicklung neuer 9-12% Cr-Staehle, die hoehere Dampftemperaturen als 625 Grad C erlauben (T/P9, TP/91, TP/911, T/P92, VM12-SHC).

  1. Air Pollution

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    Air pollution is a mixture of solid particles and gases in the air. Car emissions, chemicals from factories, dust, ... a gas, is a major part of air pollution in cities. When ozone forms air pollution, it's ...

  2. Air Pollution

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    Air pollution is a mixture of solid particles and gases in the air. Car emissions, chemicals from factories, dust, pollen and ... Ozone, a gas, is a major part of air pollution in cities. When ozone forms air pollution, ...

  3. Air Abrasion

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    ... delivered directly to your desktop! more... What Is Air Abrasion? Article Chapters What Is Air Abrasion? What Happens? The Pros and Cons Will I Feel Anything? Is Air Abrasion for Everyone? print full article print this ...

  4. Development and industrial series production of solar assisted drying plants for agricultural and forestal products in Brazil. Final report; Entwicklung und Industrielle Fertigung Solargestuetzter Trocknungsanlagen fuer Land- und Forstwirtschaftliche Erzeugnisse in Brasilien. Abschlussbericht

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    Muehlbauer, W.; Bux, M.; Bauer, K.

    2000-12-01

    For many agricultural and forestry products do not exist any adequate drying technologies in the Brazilian market so far. This leads to high quality and postharvest losses. Therefore, the aim of the project was the development and industrial production of an economicaly and energeticaly adapted drying plant for the Brazilian market. For demonstration purposes various solar-assisted drying plants for agricultural and forestproducts like timber, medicinal plants and manioc were installed and scientifically analysed. The results showed a significant reduction of the investment costs and the thermal and electrical energy consumption compared to conventional dryers. At the same time the product quality was significantly improved compared to traditional sun and open-air drying. In the case of timber for example the drying costs and the energy consumption were reduced by more than 50%. Due to the very positive results, the industrial partners installed the worlds largest solar-assisted drying plant for timber with a total drying capacity of 35 000 m{sup 3} of timber per year. Beside that an industrial production of the drying plant was initiated. (orig.) [German] Bisher sind auf dem brasilianischen Markt fuer viele wichtige Agrar- und Forstprodukte keine geeigneten Trocknungstechniken vorhanden, was zu hohen Qualitaetseinbussen und Nachernteverlusten fuehrt. Ziel des Vorhabens war deshalb die Entwicklung und industrielle Fertigung einer oekonomisch und energetisch angepassten Trocknungsanlage fuer den brasilianischen Markt. Zur Demonstration wurden mehrere solargestuetzte Trocknungsanlagen fuer Agrar- und Forstprodukte wie Schnittholz, Medizinalpflanzen und Maniok gebaut und wissenschaftlich untersucht. Dabei konnte im Vergleich zu konventionellen Trocknungsanlagen eine erhebliche Verringerung der Investitionskosten sowie des thermischen und elektrischen Energiebedarfes nachgewiesen werden. Im Vergleich zu traditionellen Sonnen- bzw. Freilandtrocknungsverfahren konnte

  5. Erkundungen im Spannungsfeld von Pädagogik, Spielspass und technischer Machbarkeit. Gedanken zur Konzeption und Entwicklung spielbasierter digitaler Lernumgebung

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    Florian Berger

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Computerspiele sind heute aus der digitalen Medienwelt nicht mehr wegzudenken. Ihre rasante technische Entwicklung sowie ihre hohe Akzeptanz in der Jugendkultur werfen Fragen nach pädagogischer Verwertbarkeit dieses Mediums auf. Auf diesem Gebiet besteht Forschungsbedarf: Für den Einsatz aktueller Spielkonzepte als Lehrmittel existieren keine fundierten Theorien oder Konzepte. Der schöpferische Umgang mit Spielen durch Anwender («Emergent Gameplay» bietet hier durch sein hohes Motivationspotential einen vielversprechenden Ansatz. Die oft wenig beachtete Rolle der digitalen Spielen zugrunde liegenden Softwaretechnik sollte stärkere Berücksichtigung finden: Es existiert einerseits ein für die Akzeptanz beim Anwender notwendiges Minimum, andererseits ist der Einsatz des aktuellen technischen «state of the art» für die Umsetzung pädagogischer und didaktischer Ambitionen durch seine enormen Anforderungen wenig zielführend. Im Ergebnis sind Idee und Spielspass das Mass auch für Anwendungen des Game Based Learn­ing.

  6. Die Bedeutung der mittleren Klassenfähigkeit für das Unterrichtsgeschehen und die Entwicklung individueller Fähigkeiten

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    Rindermann, Heiner

    2007-01-01

    Das Fähigkeitsniveau der Klasse wurde in der Forschung primär als negative Determinante der Selbstkonzeptentwicklung verstanden. Mittlere Klassenfähigkeit steht aber auch in Beziehung zum Unterrichtsgeschehen und hat über dessen Beeinflussung eine positive Wirkung auf die individuelle kognitive Entwicklung. In einer 10-jährigen Längsschnittstudie mit Gymnasiasten (N=527) in 22 Klassen zweier Gymnasialformen (G8 und G9) wurde der Zusammenhang der mittleren Klassenfähigkeit, gemessen mit dem "K...

  7. Beitrag zur Entwicklung des Elektronenstrahl-Mehrspot/Mehrprozess-Schweißens von Gusseisen/Gusseisen- und Gusseisen/Stahl-Verbindungen ohne Schweißzusatzstoffe

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    Rüthrich, Karsten

    2014-01-01

    Ziel der Arbeit war die Entwicklung des Elektronenstrahl-Mehrspot/Mehrprozess-Schweißens für Gusseisen/Gusseisen- und Gusseisen/Stahl-Verbindungen ohne Schweißzusatzstoffe. Im Vergleich zum Einbad-Schweißen entsteht beim Mehrbad-Schweißen eine porenarme Schweißnaht, gleichzeitig senkt sich die Schweißnahthärte geringfügig ab. Dabei kann die Kaltrissbildung in der Schweißnaht für arteigene Gusseisen-Verbindungen nicht unterdrückt werden. Für Mischverbindungen ist der Strahlversatz der bestimme...

  8. Ernährung, wirtschaftliche Entwicklung und Bürgerkriege in Afrika südlich der Sahara (1950-2000)

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    Moradi, Alexander

    2005-01-01

    Ein Leben frei von Hunger ist ein bedeutender Bestandteil der Lebensqualität. Um die Ernährungssituation in Afrika südlich der Sahara (ASS) zu quantifizieren, bedient sich die Studie der Methoden der anthropometrischen Wirtschaftsgeschichte. Eine unzureichende Ernährung sowie ein hoher Nahrungsbedarf beeinträchtigen die körperliche Entwicklung von Menschen. Die Arbeit nutzt diesen biologischen Zusammenhang und analysiert Körpergrößen von mehr als 160 000 erwachsenen Frauen aus 28 afrikanische...

  9. Entwicklung der Grundnährstoffgehalte in einem schwach lehmigen Sandboden Nordostdeutschlands nach langjähriger ökologischer Bewirtschaftung

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    Gruber, Harriet

    2009-01-01

    Ziel der Untersuchungen in der seit 1992 ökologisch und praxisnah bewirtschafteten Fruchtfolge sind Aussagen zur Entwicklung der Gehalte im Boden bei Berücksichtigung der Nährstoffzu- und -abfuhr unter den vorliegenden Standortbedingungn. Bei einer leicht positiven Phosphorbilanz zeigte sich im Mittel der Schläge eine schwache Tendenz zu abnehmenden P2O5-Gehalte im Boden. Die Kaliumbilanz ergab einen positiven Saldo, wobei im Mittel ein negativer Trend der K2O-Gehalte im Boden zu verzeichnen ...

  10. Was stärkt Kinder psychisch kranker Eltern und fördert ihre Entwicklung? Überblick über die Ergebnisse der Resilienz- und Copingforschung

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    Lenz, Albert; Kuhn, Juliane

    2011-01-01

    Kinder psychisch kranker Eltern stellen eine besondere Risikogruppe dar. Wachsen sie in Familien auf, in denen ein Elternteil psychisch krank ist, sind sie in vielfältiger Weise durch die elterliche Erkrankung betroffen und stehen unter erhöhtem Risiko, selbst eine psychische Störung zu entwickeln. Zahlreiche empirische Studien haben den Zusammenhang von psychischer Erkrankung der Eltern und Störungen der kindlichen Entwicklung bestätigen können. Zur Erklärung dieses erhöhten Risikos psychisc...

  11. John Dewey und die pädagogische Entwicklung in Rußland vor 1930. Bericht über eine vergessene Rezeption

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    Mchitarjan, Irina

    2000-01-01

    Im vorliegenden Artikel wird der Frage nachgegangen, wie John Dewey (1859-1952) in Rußland zwischen 1900 und 1930 rezipiert wurde, und welchen Einfluß er auf die dortige pädagogische Diskussion hatte. Das Hauptergebnis der Studie ist: sowohl vor als auch nach der sozialistischen Oktoberrevolution 1917 in Rußland hatte Dewey große Bedeutung für die Entwicklung des russischen Schulwesens. Die schließliche Abwendung von Dewey gegen Ende der 20er Jahre hatte nicht pädagogische, sondern politische...

  12. Abflußentwicklung in Teileinzugsgebieten des Rheins : Simulationen für den Ist-Zustand und für Klimaszenarien

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    Schwandt, Daniel

    2005-01-01

    Die vorliegende Arbeit 'Abflußentwicklung in Teileinzugsgebieten des Rheins - Simulationen für den Ist-Zustand und für Klimaszenarien' untersucht Auswirkungen möglicher zukünftiger Klimaänderungen auf das Abflußgeschehen in ausgewählten, durch Mittelgebirge geprägten Teileinzugsgebieten des Rheins: Mosel (bis Pegel Cochem); Sieg (bis Pegel Menden 1) und Main (bis Pegel Kemmern).In einem ersten Schritt werden unter Verwendung des hydrologischen Mo...

  13. From the components to the stack. Developing and designing 5kW HT-PEFC stacks; Von der Komponente zum Stack. Entwicklung und Auslegung von HT-PEFC-Stacks der 5 kW-Klasse

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    Bendzulla, Anne

    2010-12-22

    The aim of the present project is to develop a stack design for a 5-kW HTPEFC system. First, the state of the art of potential materials and process designs will be discussed for each component. Then, using this as a basis, three potential stack designs with typical attributes will be developed and assessed in terms of practicality with the aid of a specially derived evaluation method. Two stack designs classified as promising will be discussed in detail, constructed and then characterized using short stack tests. Comparing the stack designs reveals that both designs are fundamentally suitable for application in a HT-PEFC system with on-board supply. However, some of the performance data differ significantly for the two stack designs. The preferred stack design for application in a HT-PEFC system is characterized by robust operating behaviour and reproducible high-level performance data. Moreover, in compact constructions (120 W/l at 60 W/kg), the stack design allows flexible cooling with thermal oil or air, which can be adapted to suit specific applications. Furthermore, a defined temperature gradient can be set during operation, allowing the CO tolerance to be increased by up to 10 mV. The short stack design developed within the scope of the present work therefore represents an ideal basis for developing a 5-kW HT-PEFC system. Topics for further research activities include improving the performance by reducing weight and/or volume, as well as optimizing the heat management. The results achieved within the framework of this work clearly show that HTPEFC stacks have the potential to play a decisive role in increasing efficiency in the future, particularly when combined with an on-board supply system. (orig.) [German] Ziel der vorliegenden Arbeit ist die Entwicklung eines Stackkonzeptes fuer ein 5 kW-HT-PEFC System. Dazu wird zunaechst fuer jede Komponente der Stand der Technik moeglicher Materialien und Prozesskonzepte diskutiert. Darauf aufbauend werden drei

  14. Bioverfügbarkeit und Metabolismus von Flavonoiden

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    Wittig, Jörg

    2002-01-01

    Ziel der vorliegenden Arbeit war die Entwicklung, Optimierung und Validierung von phyto- und bioanalytischen Analysemethoden. Dabei wurden exemplarische Fragestellungen aus dem Themenkreis Phytotherapie bzw. Bioverfügbarkeit und Metabolismus von einfachen und Polyphenolen bearbeitet. Quercetin und seine Derivate: Zur qualitativen Analyse der Flavonoide und -derivate in einem Trockenextraktgemisch aus Birkenblättern, Goldrutenkraut und Orthosiphonblättern wurde eine HPLC- UV/VIS Methode entwic...

  15. Der Prozess Lagern und Kommissionieren im Rahmen des Distribution Center Reference Model (DCRM)

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    Wisser, Jens

    2009-01-01

    Die vorliegende Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit der Entwicklung von analytischen Berechnungsmodellen zur ganzheitlichen Bewertung des Prozesses Lagern und Kommissionieren im Rahmen des aufgabenorientierten Distribution Center Reference Model (DCRM). Die Modelle schätzen den Ressourcenbedarf der wesentlichen Lager- und Kommissioniersysteme unter Berücksichtigung der gestellten Anforderungen und Aufgaben ab. Die Validierung der Modelle erfolgt anhand realer Daten der Warehouse Excellence Studie.

  16. Unterrichtsentwurf: Die Entwicklung eines nationalen Identitätsbewusstseins in den von Napoleon besetzten Ländern

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    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Nathalie Friedrichs proposes the following lesson plan for the senior classes of the German Gymnasium (grammar-school: „Die Entwicklung eines nationalen Identitätsbewusstseins in den von Napoleon besetzten Ländern“ (The Development of a National Sense of Identity in the Countries Occupied by Napeoleon.The central question, however, is whether this new German national consciousness at the dawn of the 19th century can be traced back to Napoleon’s reign in the Rhineland region or whether it emerged during the wars of liberation as a result of a firm rejection of Napoleon.The following materials will be given to the pupils beforhand: A short preparatory text with essential background information, a pithy quote , and two historical sources, namely the appeal of Ludwig Adolf Peter Graf von Sayn-Wittgenstein to support the war of liberation, and another more francophile source by the physician Adolf Kußmaul. The latter source points in the direction of a positive experience during the time of French occupation and therefore relativises the claim of a German patriotism as a direct result of the war against France. From a didactical viewpoint, the lesson aims to develop the prerequisites for a critical analysis of historical source texts and different points of view on the topic. Finally, a table listing the respective pros and cons of the Napoleonic arguments is sketched out, visualising the perspectives of the students and leading to the final discussion, which should produce answers to the questions of the role of Napoleon for the Germans.

  17. [St. Petersburg und Livland - und die Entwicklung der estnischen Literatur : Anton Schiefner (1817-1879) und Friedrich R. Kreutzwald (1803-1882) im Briefwechsel (1853-1879)] / Felix Köther

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    Köther, Felix

    2015-01-01

    Arvustus: St. Petersburg und Livland - und die Entwicklung der estnischen Literatur : Anton Schiefner (1817-1879) und Friedrich R. Kreutzwald (1803-1882) im Briefwechsel (1853-1879) / bearbeitet von Hartmut Walravens. Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz, 2013. (Orientalistik-Bibliographien und Dokumentationen ; Bd. 22)

  18. Long-term perspectives of technical and social development in Germany. Visions for research and technology policy; Langfristige Perspektiven technischer und gesellschaftlicher Entwicklung in Deutschland. Visionen fuer die Forschungs- und Technologiepolitik

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    Baron, W.; Zweck, A.

    1995-12-01

    This publication contains six contributions discussing the medium- and long-term perspectives of technical, social and economic development in Germany. (UA) [Deutsch] Die vorliegende Publikation enthaelt 6 Vortraege, die sich mit mittel- und langfristigen Perspektiven der technischen, sozialen und wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung in Deutschland befassen. (UA)

  19. „Gestärkt für den Lehrerberuf“ : psychische Gesundheit durch Förderung berufsbezogener Kompetenzen ; Entwicklung und Evaluation eines stärkenfokussierten Interventionsprogramms für Lehramtsstudierende

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    Schaefer, Christin

    2013-01-01

    In einer quasiexperimentellen Längsschnittstudie mit 380 Lehramtsstudierenden wurde das Interventionsprogramm „Gestärkt für den Lehrerberuf“, welches Elemente eines Self-Assessments der berufsrelevanten Kompetenzen mit konkreten Beratungsmöglichkeiten und einem Zieleffektivitätstraining (Dargel, 2006) zur Entwicklung individueller berufsbezogener Kompetenzen verbindet, auf seine Wirksamkeit (Reflexionskompetenz, Lehrerselbstwirksamkeit, berufsbezogene Kompetenzen, Beanspruchungserleben, Wider...

  20. Validation of the ATHLET-code 2.1A by calculation of the ECTHOR experiment; Validierung des ATHLET-Codes 2.1A anhand des Einzeleffekt-Tests ECTHOR

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    Jung, Andreas; Sarkadi, Peter; Schaffrath, Andreas [TUEV NORD SysTec GmbH und Co. KG, Hamburg (Germany)

    2010-05-15

    Before a numerical code (e.g. ATHLET) is used for simulation of physical phenomena being new or unknown for the code and/or the user, the user ensures the applicability of the code and his own experience of handling with it by means of a so-called validation. Parametric studies with the code are executed for that matter and the results have to be compared with verified experimental data. Corresponding reference values are available in terms of so-called single-effect-tests (e.g. ECTHOR). In this work the system-code ATHLET Mod. 2.1 Cycle A is validated by post test calculation of the ECTHOR experiment due to the above named aspects. With the ECTHOR-tests the clearing of a water-filled model of a loop seal by means of an air-stream was investigated including momentum exchange at the phase interface under adiabatic and atmospheric conditions. The post test calculations show that the analytical results meet the experimental data within the reproducibility of the experiments. Further findings of the parametric studies are: - The experimental results obtained with the system water-air (ECTHOR) can be assigned to a water-steam-system, if the densities of the phases are equal in both cases. - The initial water level in the loop seal has no influence on the results as long as the gas mass flow is increased moderately. - The loop seal is appropriately nodalized if the mean length of the control volumes accords approx. 1.5 tim es the hydraulic pipe diameter. (orig.)

  1. Validation of the ATHLET-code 2.1A by calculation of the ECTHOR experiment; Validierung des ATHLET-Codes 2.1A anhand des Einzeleffekt-Tests ECTHOR

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    Jung, Andreas; Sarkadi, Peter; Schaffrath, Andreas [TUEV NORD SysTec GmbH und Co. KG, Hamburg (Germany)

    2010-06-15

    Before a numerical code (e.g. ATHLET) is used for simulation of physical phenomena being new or unknown for the code and/or the user, the user ensures the applicability of the code and his own experience of handling with it by means of a so-called validation. Parametric studies with the code are executed for that matter und the results have to be compared with verified experimental data. Corresponding reference values are available in terms of so-called single-effect-tests (e.g. ECTHOR). In this work the system-code ATHLET Mod. 2.1 Cycle A is validated by post test calculation of the ECTHOR experiment due to the above named aspects. With the ECTHOR-tests the clearing of a water-filled model of a loop seal by means of an air-stream was investigated including momentum exchange at the phase interface under adiabatic and atmospheric conditions. The post test calculations show that the analytical results meet the experimental data within the reproducibility of the experiments. Further findings of the parametric studies are: - The experimental results obtained with the system water-air (ECTHOR) can be assigned to a water-steam-system, if the densities of the phases are equal in both cases. - The initial water level in the loop seal has no influence on the results as long as the gas mass flow is increased moderately. - The loop seal is appropriately nodalized if the mean length of the control volumes accords approx. 1.5 times the hydraulic pipe diameter. (orig.)

  2. Development of a low-level radon reference chamber; Entwicklung einer Low-Level-Radon-Referenzkammer

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    Linzmaier, Diana

    2013-01-04

    The naturally occurring, radioactive noble gas radon-222 exists worldwide in different activity concentrations in the air. During the decay of radon-222, decay products are generated which are electrically charged and attach to aerosols in the air. Together with the aerosols, the radon is inhaled and exhaled by humans. While the radon is nearly completely exhaled, ca. 20 % of the inhaled aerosols remain in the lungs in one breath cycle. Due to ionizing radiation, in a chain of events, lung cancer might occur. Consequently, radon and its decay products are according to the current findings the second leading cause of lung cancer. At the workplace and in the home measurements of radon activity concentration are performed to determine the radiation exposition of humans. All measurement devices for the determination of radon activity concentration are calibrated above 1000 Bq/m{sup 3}, even though the mean value of the present investigation in Germany shows only 50 Bq/m{sup 3}. For the calibration of measurement devices in the range below 1000 Bq/m{sup 3} over a long time period, the generation of a stable reference atmosphere is presented in this work. Due to a long term calibration (t>5 days) of the measurement devices, smaller uncertainties result for the calibration factor. For the calibration procedure, a so-called low-level radon reference chamber was set up and started operation. The generation of a stable reference atmosphere is effected by means of emanation sources which consist of a radium-226 activity standard. On the basis of {gamma}-spectrometry, the effective emanation coefficient ofthe emanation sources is determined. The traceability of the activity concentration in the reference volume is realized via the activity ofthe radium-226, the emanation coefficient and the volume. With the emanation sources produced, stable reference atmospheres within the range of 150 Bq/m{sup 3} to 1900 Bq/m{sup 3} are achieved. For the realization, maintenance and

  3. Development of an austenitic gas turbine rotor. Final report. Entwicklung eines austenitischen Gasturbinen-Rotors. Schlussbericht

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    Melander, M.; Kuhnen, G.; Rechtenbacher, H.; Schulz, M.

    1992-06-01

    Ferritic materials are limited in strength when temperatures exceed approximately 420 C. Thus to further reduce the rotor cooling air and to increase the maximum temperature to 550 C or 600 C ferritic materials have to be replaced by austenitic alloys. The main problem consists in the large diameters and thicknesses of the forged discs. Extensive investigations have been carried out on especially produced large rotor discs out of IN 718 ( 2 500 kg) and of the 3% Nickel steel 26 NiCrMoV 11 5 in a superclean quality. The mechanical short term properties of IN 718 correspond to the well known properties of smaller charges; the long term and toughness properties are insufficient due to segregations. By melting the very pure quality of the 3% Ni steel the service temperature could be increased from 350 C to 450 C. The characteristic feature is the doubling of the impact strength in the upper shelf to 200 Joule. The discs are joined by electron beam welding where the weld seam is made in a single pass with a depth of 66 mm. The hot cracking in the austenitic material could be avoided by an appropriate choice of the welding parameters. The heterogeneous weld seam between the large austenitic and ferritic discs failed in the first trial, but could be achieved in a later trial with segments out of the formerly welded discs. At present further investigations are necessary. However the target of producing a welded rotor with IN718-discs up to diameters of 1 300 mm seems to be attainable. (orig.)

  4. Air Pollution

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    Lawther, P. J.

    2014-01-01

    The human costs of air pollution are considerable in Jordan. According to a report published in 2000 by the World Bank under the Mediterranean Environmental Technical Assistance Program (METAP), approximately 600 people die prematurely each year in Jordan because of urban pollution. 50-90% of air pollution in Jordanian towns is caused by road traffic. Readings taken in 2007 by Jordanian researchers showed that levels of black carbon particles in the air were higher in urban areas (caused by v...

  5. It is easier with CAD/CAM. Designing flow machines for air conditioning technique with computer-aided methods; Mit CAD/CAM geht`s besser. Stroemungsmaschinen fuer die Klimatechnik anwendungsspezifisch auslegen mit Hilfe computerunterstuetzter Methoden

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    Carolus, T. [Universitaet-Gesamthochschule Siegen (Germany). Inst. fuer Fluid- und Thermodynamik; Homrighausen, B. [Universitaet-Gesamthochschule Siegen (Germany). Inst. fuer Fluid- und Thermodynamik; Beiler, M. [Universitaet-Gesamthochschule Siegen (Germany). Inst. fuer Fluid- und Thermodynamik

    1994-08-08

    One requires many flow machines for circulation and delivery in air conditioning and ventilation technique. Computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD/CAM) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) are now important aids for queck and reliable development of advanced flow machines. Conventional design processes supply the raw data of the generally very complicated geometry. (orig.) [Deutsch] In der Klima- und Lueftungstechnik benoetigt man zahlreiche Stroemungsmaschinen zum Umwaelzen und Foerdern. CAD/CAM (Computer aided design und manufacture) und CFD (Computational fluid dynamics) sind heute wichtige Hilfsmittel zur schnellen und zuverlaessigen Entwicklung fortschrittlicher Stroemungsmaschinen. Klassische Auslegeverfahren liefern die Rohdaten der allgemein sehr komplizierten Geometrie. (orig.)

  6. Air Pollution.

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    Air quality is affected by many types of pollutants that are emitted from various sources, including stationary and mobile. These sources release both criteria and hazardous air pollutants, which cause health effects, ecological harm, and material damage. They are generally categ...

  7. Hermetic propeller pumps. Maximum pumping capacity, minimum emissions - development and applications; Hermetische Propellerpumpen. Maximale Foerderleistung bei minimalen Emissionen - Entwicklung und Einsatz

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    Bendzuck, C. [Koester (Friedrich) GmbH und Co. KG, Heide (Germany)

    2000-11-01

    Environmental technology and the requirement of enhanced efficiency make new demands on pumps. For example, although a recirculation pump in a sewage treatment plant is a step towards environmental protection in itself, an eco-balance is still required under the aspect of emissions. The example of a propeller pump is discussed from the development stage to full-scale technical implementation. [German] Mit Ausbreitung des Umweltschutzgedankens und steigenden Anforderungen in allen Bereichen der Produktion, der Ver- und Entsorgung stellen sich auch an Pumpen neue Anforderungen. Eine Rezirkulationspumpe dient beispielsweise in einer Klaeranlage als Teil des Systems schon per Definition der Umwelt. Trotzdem muss auch dieses Aggregat mit der Frage bewertet werden, inwieweit die durch seinen Betrieb bedingten Emissionen auf ein moeglichst geringes Mass reduziert werden koennen. Am Beispiel der Propellerpumpen - von der Entwicklung bis zur technischen Umsetzung - werden einige Antworten dazu gegeben. (orig.)

  8. Global and local - air pollution abatement in the 21st century. Seminar No. 14 of Zentrale Informationsstelle Umweltberatung Bayern; Global und Lokal - Klimaschutz fuer das 21. Jahrhundert. Seminarband der Zentralen Informationsstelle Umweltberatung Bayern. Bd. 14

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    Koller, U.; Behling, G.; Rauh, K.; Haury, H.J. (comps.)

    1999-08-01

    Scientists of Germany's major climate research institutes and an expert of the world climate research programme presented current information on climate trends. They informed on the results of international efforts to prevent global warming after the Buenos Aires conference and presented global climate scenarios of the future. Further issues were local air pollution abatement (energy management, thermal insulation), communal air pollution abatement concepts, and state funding in Bavaria and elsewhere. [German] Wissenschaftler aus den bedeutendsten Instituten deutscher Klimaforschung sowie ein Vertreter des Weltklimaforschungsprogramms stellten aktuelle Erkenntnisse zur Entwicklung unseres Klimas vor. Sie informierten ueber Ergebnisse internationaler Klimaschutzpolitik nach der Klimakonferenz in Buenos Aires und praesentierten Szenarien fuer das globale Klima der Zukunft. Sie widmeten sich ausserdem Fragen des lokalen Klimaschutzes unter den Aspekten Energiemanagement, Waermeschutz und diskutierten ueber kommunale Klimaschutzkonzepte sowie Foerdermoeglichkeiten in und ausserhalb Bayerns. (orig.)

  9. Aircraft propulsion systems: Innovative concepts for heat management and sealings; Innovative Konzepte zu Waermehaushalt und Dichtungen von Triebwerken

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    Dirmeier, S.; Peitsch, D.; Friedl, W.H.

    2000-06-22

    The secondary air system controls the heat, cooling air and axial thrust of the propulsion system across all steady and transient operating states so as to ensure safe and efficient operation as well as a long life. In the context of the 'Engine3E' programme of the German Federal Government, Rolls-Royce Deutschland GmbH initiated an extensive programme aimed at the development of a modern system concept and on the provision of detailed knowledge on important construction components. Several sub-projects were carried out successfully in cooperation with different partners. The components were tested at Stuttgart University. This is a summary report. [German] Sowohl im Entwicklungsprozess moderner Fluggasturbinen wie auch bei der Sicherstellung der Wettbewerbsfaehigkeit kommt der Entwicklung neuer Technologien im Systembereich eine Schluesselstellung zu. Das Sekundaerluftsystem spielt dabei eine herausragende Rolle, wobei es die Aufgabe hat, den Waerme-, Kuehlluft- und Axialschubhaushalt des Triebwerks ueber den gesamten stationaeren und instationaeren Betriebsbereich so zu steuern, dass das Triebwerk sicher und effizient betrieben werden kann und eine hohe Lebensdauer erreicht. Im Rahmen des Luftfahrtforschungs- und -technologieprogramms 'Engine3E' der Bundesregierung wurde bei Rolls-Royce Deutschland GmbH ein umfangreiches Programm initiert, das der Entwicklung eines modernen Systemkonzeptes sowie der Erlangung der erforderlichen Detailkenntisse im Hinblick auf wesentliche konstruktive Komponenten diente. Verschiedene Teilvorhaben wurden u.a. mit externen Partnern erfolgreich durchgefuehrt. Eine erfolgreiche Validierung der wesentlichen Komponenten erfolgte durch einen Kerntriebswerkstest auf dem Hoehenpruefstand der Universitaet Stuttgart. Dieser Bericht fasst die gewonnenen Ergebnisse der einzelnen Teilvorhaben zusammen. (orig.)

  10. Thin air

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    Jasanoff, Sheila

    2013-01-01

    Clearing the air How do we grasp the air? Without Michel Callon’s guidance, I might never have asked that question. Years ago, when I first entered environmental law practice, I took it for granted that problems such as air pollution exist “out there” in the real world for science to discover and law to fix. It is a measure of Callon’s influence that I understand the law today as a metaphysical instrument, no less powerful in its capacity to order nature than the tools of the ancient oracular...

  11. Von der "außerordentlichen Fleischbeschau“ zur Kontrolle der Eigenkontrolle : Entwicklung der tierärztlichen Lebensmittelüberwachung in Baden und Württemberg

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    Sedlmeier, Petra

    2005-01-01

    Im Mittelalter war der Schutz des Käufers vor Übervorteilung das Hauptanliegen der Lebensmittelüberwachung. Heute steht insbesondere bei Lebensmitteln tierischen Ursprungs der Schutz des Menschen vor Gesundheitsbeeinträchtigungen im Mittelpunkt. Die Entwicklung erfolgte aus der spätmittelalterlichen 'Fleischschau' zur Preisregulierung – aus einer ursprünglichen Qualitätsbeurteilung entstand in der Neuzeit die vorbeugend gesundheitsorientierte Beurteilung nach 'Tauglichkeit zum Verzehr'. ...

  12. Entwicklung, klinische Verläufe, Auswirkungen und Behandlung von Funktionseinschränkungen und Deformitäten der Extremitäten bei Patienten mit proximalen spinalen Muskelatrophien

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    Kopschina, Carsten

    2010-01-01

    Hintergrund und Ziele Diese Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit der umfangreichen Problematik der Entwicklung, der klinischen Verläufe, der Auswirkungen und Behandlung von Funktionseinschränkungen und Deformitäten der Extremitäten bei Patienten mit proximalen spinalen Muskelatrophien. Das Spektrum der Publikationen zu diesem Thema in der Literatur ist eingeschränkt. In dieser Studie sollen diese Informationen zusammengefasst und mit eigener Erfahrung und Beobachtung unserer Patienten verglichen und d...

  13. Entwicklung eines Monitoringverfahrens auf pollenanalytischer Basis zur Charakterisierung ökologischer Einheiten im Bereich der südbrasilianischen Mata Atlântica und Rekonstruktion der Vegetationsgeschichte des Pró-Mata Gebietes

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    Ebner, Martin

    2005-01-01

    Bei dieser Arbeit wurden Pollenanalysen als Werkzeug zur Charakterisierung und Abgrenzung verschiedener ökologischer Einheiten der südlichen Mata Atlântica genutzt. Beziehungen zwischen Vegetation und Pollenspektren sollten zur Entwicklung eines Monitoringverfahrens dienen, mit dem zum einen rezente Raumpunkte ökologisch präzise eingeordnet und zum anderen Pollenspektren aus dem Fossilbericht bestimmten Ökotypen zugewiesen werden können. Zur Kalibrierung dieses Monitoringverfahrens wurde das ...

  14. Entwicklung und Evaluation des Konzepts der multimodal-handlungsspezifischen Warnungen am Beispiel von Warnhandschuh und Warnmanschette zur Nutzerunterstützung bei Wartungstätigkeiten im industriellen Kontext

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    Schmuntzsch, Ulrike

    2014-01-01

    Thema dieser Arbeit ist die Entwicklung und Evaluation des Konzepts der multimodal-handlungsspezifischen Warnungen am Beispiel von Warnhandschuh und Warnmanschette zur Nutzerunterstützung bei Wartungsvorgängen im industriellen Kontext. Diese Arbeitsprozesse gelten als besonders anfällig für fertigkeits- und regelbasierte Fehler, bei denen das korrekte Wissen lediglich schnell und zielgerichtet aktiviert werden müsste. Konventionelle Warnsysteme, die direkt in die jeweilige Maschine integriert...

  15. Sustainable development - theory and practice of environmental consulting. Proceedings of a seminar of Zentrale Informationsstelle Umweltberatung Bayern. Vol. 11; Nachhaltige Entwicklung - Theorie und Praxis fuer die Umweltberatung. Seminarband der Zentralen Informationsstelle Umweltberatung Bayern. Bd. 11

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    Koller, U.; Behling, G.; Klemmer, A.; Haury, H.J. [comps.

    1998-12-31

    On 25/26 November, 1997, Zentrale Informationsstelle, Umweltberatung Bayern held its 11th seminar under the title ``Sustainable development - theory and practice of environmental consulting. Subjects related to the Agenda 21 were discussed in lectures and workshops. [Deutsch] Am 25. und 26. November 1997 veranstaltete die Zentrale Informationsstelle, Umweltberatung Bayern ihr elftes Seminar mit dem Thema ``Nachhaltige Entwicklung- Theorie und Praxis fuer die Umweltberatung``. In Fachvortraegen und Workshops wurden Themen zur Agenda 21 behandelt. (ABI)

  16. Air Pollution

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    ... to a close in June 2013 when the company, Conscious Clothing, was awarded the My Air grand ... Page Options: Request Translation Services Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Reddit Email Evernote More Increase Font Size Decrease ...

  17. Aspekte der Validierung eines Tests zur Kompetenz in Biologie

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    Kampa, Nele

    2012-01-01

    Durch die zunehmende Durchführung von Kompetenztestungen haben Dimensionalitäts- und Zusammenhangsanalysen an Wichtigkeit zugenommen. In der vorliegenden Studie wurde Kompetenz in Biologie mit den Dimensionen Konzept- und Prozesswissen einer Dimensionalitätsprüfung unterzogen und mit externen Kriterien in Verbindung gebracht. Die hierfür angewandten Strukturgleichungsmodelle wurden auf der Grundlage von 3 156 Zehntklässlern in Deutschland modelliert. Konkurrierende Modelle zeigten die dimensi...

  18. Entwicklung neuer chiraler Metathesekatalysatoren

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    Schlesiger, David Alexander

    2012-01-01

    Diese Arbeit befasst sich im ersten Teil mit der Synthese chiraler Rutenium-Metathesekatalysatoren. Diese zeichnen sich durch eine Monosubstitution im Rückgrat des N-heterocyclischen Carben-Liganden (NHC-Liganden) aus. Der Katalysator wurde hierbei ausgehend von L-Valin hergestellt. Der Weg verlief über eine Sulfamidat-Zwischenstufe und war bezüglich Ausbeute und Flexibilität dem ursprünglichen Syntheseweg überlegen. Die hoch flexible Route über das Sulfamidat ermöglichte die Herstellung des ...

  19. Geschichtliche Entwicklung der Abdichtungstechnik

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    Cziesielski, Erich

    Die Abdichtungstechnik mit industriell hergestellten Abdichtungsmaterialien ist relativ jung. Gleichwohl wurden aber auch schon im Altertum Bauwerke abgedichtet bzw. aus wasserundurchlässigem Beton (opus caementitium) hergestellt, wenn es darum ging, die erforderliche Wasserdichtigkeit im Bereich von Zisternen, Wasserleitungen, öffentlichen Bädern o.ä. zu erreichen.

  20. Entwicklung magnetithaltiger Alginatbeads

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    Thoma, Andrea

    2000-01-01

    The dissertation deals with the development of a dispersion process for the production of both non-magnetic and magnetic alginate beads. A combination of three different emulsifiers and silicon oil as dispersion medium is used for bead production. For bead characterization the iron and calcium content as well as the mean bead size and size distribution are determined. Light, electron and scanning force microscopy are used to describe bead morphology and surface structure. SQUID magnetometer m...

  1. Finanzielle Entwicklung junger Wachstumsunternehmen

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    Gruber, Marc

    2003-01-01

    One of the biggest difficulties for founders of new ventures is to raise capital for their entrepreneurial endeavors. Based on a discussion of several models of firm development, this paper analyses the financing requirements of young growth companies and describes which sources of financing are available to these firms at different stages of their development. Special emphasis is put on venture capital financing, as this form of financing is particularly suited for young firms with a high po...

  2. Entwicklung eines programmierbaren Restriktionsenzyms

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    Eisenschmidt, Kristin

    2005-01-01

    In der vorliegenden Arbeit sollte die Spezifität der Restriktionsendonuklease scPvuII durch Kopplung mit der Spezifität eines TFOs (triple-helix forming Oligonukletids) erweitert werden. Hierfür wurde zuerst die scPvuIIH6G4C-Variante exprimiert und über Affinitätschromatographie gereinigt. Die DNA-Bindungseigenschaften dieser Variante wurden anschließend mit und ohne den Kofaktor Mg2+ mit Hilfe von Fluoreszenz-Anisotropie-Messung bestimmt. Anschließend wurde ein TFO mit dem C-terminalen Ende ...

  3. Die Entwicklung der Lemmaselektion

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    Bergenholtz, Henning

    2003-01-01

    On one hand, much too much importance is attached to the selection of lemmas in dictionary reviews, on the other, it is an established fact that metalexicographical interest in the selection of lemmas is not remarkable. This is undoubtedly due to the fact that this problem is more one of methodol...

  4. Ungleiche Entwicklung in Zentraleuropa

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    Kaps, Klemens

    2015-01-01

    The Habsburg crownland Galicia was one of the poorest region of the Habsburg Monarchy and could in the 19th century only rudimentarily catch up with industrialization and income growth of other regions. The book shows how over the long run the unequal transregional entanglements, in particular concerning commodity trade, alongside with the imperial economic policy restrained Galicia’s economic development between 1772 and 1914.

  5. 10. Umwelt und Entwicklung

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    Tschumi Canosa, Xavier

    2010-01-01

    Zweifellos war 2007 das Jahr, in dem der Klimawandel Eingang ins Bewusstsein der Öffentlichkeit fand. Die von der Zwischenstaatlichen Sachverständigengruppe für Klimaänderungen (International Panel on Climate Change, IPCC) veröffentlichten Berichte über die klimatischen Veränderungen, die als Referenz auf diesem Gebiet gelten, bestätigen, dass der Klimawandel überwiegend menschenverursacht ist. Die Verleihung des Friedensnobelpreises 2007 an Rajendra Pachauri, den Vorsitzenden der IPCC, und a...

  6. Frauen, Bildung und Entwicklung

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    Nestvogel, Renate

    1987-12-01

    The author presents first steps towards a development-based concept of women's education in the industrialized countries. Some elements of this concept are: (1) planning and action in a global context, (2) the local or regional bias given to education, (3) promotion of an intercultural perspective, (4) reducing the power of structures that encourage oppression. The author's observations are based on the following propositions: the `development process' in the industrialized countries has had terrible effects all over the world and it is necessary that women also consider their roles in what the author considers to be a process of destruction. This is because women are part of the overall system and contribute to its perpetuation in the measure of their own socialization. Connections are established between the destruction of the environment and the individual, as also between the victims and assailants of racism and sexism with a view to clarifying unidentified parts of the female consciousness. Beyond this, the role of European women in the context of colonialism and the present contact between European women and their counterparts from other cultures are examined with particular attention being paid to the exercise of power and force in the family and society.

  7. Acoustics of motor car air conditioning systems; Akustik der Kfz-Klimaanlagen

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    Matthes, M.; Martini, J.; Cucuz, S. [Visteon Deutschland GmbH, VTZ Kerpen (Germany)

    2002-07-01

    Air conditioning systems in motor cars provide thermal comfort but the noise level may increase to an extent that makes the driver shut off the air conditioning system altogether. The contribution presents an introduction to acoustics. The human ear is described, and typical acoustic parameters like sound pressure, sound intensity, acoustic power and level definitions are introduced. Measuring systems and techniques are described, and typical problems and solutions in air conditioner acoustics are gone into. Finally, empirical estimates are made for the sound pressure level of ventilation nozzles and air conditioners. [German] Gestiegene Komfortansprueche der Kfz-Insassen haben in Europa waehrend der letzten Dekade die Kfz-Klimaanlage zu einem Standard-Ausstattungsmerkmal in der oberen Mittelklasse werden lassen, und auch kleinere Fahrzeugklassen (B- und C-Segment) folgen dieser Entwicklung auf dem Fusse. Die Hauptaufgabe der Kfz-Klimaanlage - die Bereitstellung des thermischen Komforts - wird aber mit akustischen Belastungen der Fahrzeuginsassen erkauft. Die akustische Belastung kann dabei so gross werden, dass die Insassen von einem optimalen Gebrauch der Klimaanlage absehen - einfach weil sie zu laut ist. Um einen moeglichst umfassenden Einblick in die Akustik zu gewaehren, wird zunaechst das menschliche Gehoer vorgestellt. Danach werden typische Kenngroessen der Akustik wie Schalldruck, Schallintensitaet und Schallleistung und die entsprechenden Pegeldefinitionen eingefuehrt. Im zweiten Abschnitt werden Messraeume und Messverfahren vorgestellt, um dann auf typische Probleme und Loesungsmoeglichkeiten in der Klimageraeteakustik einzugehen. Schliesslich werden empirische Abschaetzungen fuer den Schalldruckpegel von Belueftungsduesen und Klimageraeten vorgestellt. (orig.)

  8. Air surveillance

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    Patton, G.W.

    1995-06-01

    This section of the 1994 Hanford Site Environmental Report summarizes the air surveillance and monitoring programs currently in operation at that Hanford Site. Atmospheric releases of pollutants from Hanford to the surrounding region are a potential source of human exposure. For that reason, both radioactive and nonradioactive materials in air are monitored at a number of locations. The influence of Hanford emissions on local radionuclide concentrations was evaluated by comparing concentrations measured at distant locations within the region to concentrations measured at the Site perimeter. This section discusses sample collection, analytical methods, and the results of the Hanford air surveillance program. A complete listing of all analytical results summarized in this section is reported separately by Bisping (1995).

  9. Toxicological studies of ultrafine particles: development and application of a close-to-reality in vitro lung model; Zur toxikologischen Untersuchung ultrafeiner Partikel: Entwicklung und Einsatz eines realitaetsnahen in vitro Lungenmodells

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    Wottrich, R.

    2003-08-01

    The aim of the present study was the development of a close-to-reality human cell culture model of the air/blood barrier. Therefore, different human cell lines were evaluated regarding their response after exposure to fine and ultrafine model particles (hematite, silicasol and quartz particles). The cell lines under study were the bronchial epithelial cells BEAS-2B, the alveolar epithelial cells A549, the endothelial cells ECV304 and the macrophage-like cells THP-1 and Mono Mac 6. The uptake of hematite particles into A549 alveolar epithelial cells and the basolateral directed transport could be documented by use of light microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The results from extensive cytotoxicity studies support the hypothesis, that decreasing diameters of the used particles increase the intensity of the cytotoxic effects. However, the chemical composition determines the fundamental toxic impact of the particles. Each cell line showed a characteristic sensitivity to particle exposure in a dose-dependent manner. After exposure to particles, the cells released the inflammatory mediators Interleukin-6 and Interleukin-8 in dependence of the cell line. The co-cultures of alveolar epithelial cells (A549) and macrophage-like cells (differentiated THP-1 or Mono Mac 6) showed an increased sensitivity to particles concerning the cytokine release in comparison to the mono-cultures of each cell line. These results point out the significance of the interactions between the different cell types for inflammatory responses after exposure to particles at the air/blood barrier. First studies using the triple-cell culture system support these findings. Furthermore, transmission electron micrographs of the triple-cell culture system indicate translocation of hematite particles through the cell layers. (orig.) [German] Das Ziel der vorliegenden Arbeit war die Entwicklung eines realitaetsnahen humanen Zellkulturmodells der Luft/Blut-Schranke. Dazu wurde die Wirkung von

  10. Healthy Air Outdoors

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    ... lung.org > Our Initiatives > Healthy Air > Outdoor Healthy Air Outdoors The quality of the air we breathe ... families and can even shorten their lives. Outdoor Air Pollution and Health Outdoor air pollution continues to ...

  11. Air quality

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    This chapter of the 'Assessment of the state of the environment in Lebanon' describes the air quality and identifies the most important air quality issues. Baseline information about the factors affecting dispersion and the climate of Lebanon presents as well and overall estimation of total emissions in Lebanon. Emissions from vehicles, electricity and power plants generation are described. Industrial emitters of air pollutants are described for each kind of industry i.e.cement plants, Selaata fertilizer factory, sugar-beet factory, refineries and for those derived from the use of leaded fuel . Impact of economic and human activities on air quality in Lebanon (especially in Beirut and Tripoli) are quantified by quantities of CO2, SO2, NOx, total suspended particulates(TSP), deposition and their environmental effects on health. In abscence of emissions monitoring, data available are expressed in terms of fuel use, output and appropriate empirical factors, national output and workfores sizes. Finally key issues and some potential mitigation /management approaches are presented

  12. The development of the brake system for the Mercedes-Benz Vito; Entwicklung der Bremsanlage fuer den Vito von Mercedes-Benz

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    Reuter, M.; Spielmann, W.

    1996-05-01

    Faustrahmensattel-Bremsen verwendet. Neben den ueblichen Anforderungen fuer Transporterbremsanlagen war bei der Entwicklung auch Zielsetzung die fuer Pkw hoeheren Anforderungen hinsichtlich Komfort und Hochgeschwindigkeit zu erfuellen. In logischer Fortsetzung des Vorgehens bei der Entwicklung der Bremsanlage fuer den Sprinter wurde erstmals die Systementwicklung an den Bremsenhersteller ITT Automotive Europe vergeben. Aufgrund der sehr engen Zusammenarbeit konnte auch bei dieser Vorgehensweise beim Automobilhersteller ausreichend Know-how abgesichert werden, um auch zukuenftige Entwicklungen gezielt steuern zu koennnen. Die positiven Versuchsergebnisse fuer die Serienfreigabe und die beanstandungsfreie Bewaehrung waehrend einer ausgiebigen Kundenerprobung zeigen, dass die Vorgehensweise auch bei zukuenftigen Projekten angewandt werden kann. (orig.)

  13. Royal Danish Air Force. Air Operations Doctrine

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    Nørby, Søren

    This brief examines the development of the first Danish Air Force Air Operations Doctrine, which was officially commissioned in October 1997 and remained in effect until 2010. The development of a Danish air power doctrine was heavily influenced by the work of Colonel John Warden (USAF), both...... through his book ”The Air Campaign” and his subsequent planning of the air campaign against Iraq in 1990-1991. Warden’s ideas came to Denmark and the Danish Air Force by way of Danish Air Force students attending the United States Air Force Air University in Alabama, USA. Back in Denmark, graduates from...... the Air University inspired a small number of passionate airmen, who then wrote the Danish Air Operations Doctrine. The process was supported by the Air Force Tactical Command, which found that the work dovetailed perfectly with the transformation process that the Danish Air Force was in the midst of...

  14. Air pollution

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    Australian cites experience a number of current and emerging air pollution problems. Concentrations of traditional primary pollutants such as CO, lead and dust have fallen in recent years as a consequence of air pollutant control measures, and the widespread introduction of lead-free petrol. However, recommended guidelines for ozone, the principal component of photochemical smog, are regularly exceeded in major capital cities in the summer months. In addition, it is predicted that extensive urban expansion will lead to much greater dependence on the motor vehicle as the primary means of transportation. Effects of air pollution are felt at a variety of scales. Traditionally, concerns about gaseous and particulate emissions from industrial and vehicular sources were focused on local impacts due to exposure to toxic species such as CO and lead. As noted above, concentrations of these pollutants have been reduced by a variety of control measures. Pollutants which have effects at a regional scale, such as photochemically-produced ozone, and acidic gases and particles have proved more difficult to reduce. In general, these pollutants arc not the result of direct emissions to atmosphere, but result from complex secondary processes driven by photochemical reactions of species such as NO2 and aldehydes. In addition, global effects of gaseous and particulate emissions to the atmosphere have received significant recent attention, concentrations of atmospheric CO2 with predicted impacts on global climate, and ozone depletion due to anthropogenic emissions of chlorine-containing chemicals are the two major examples. Combustion processes from petrol- and diesel-fuelled vehicles, make major contributions to air pollution, and the magnitude of this contribution is discussed in this article

  15. Recycling-oriented development of engineered product 2000. Management of complex, conflicting targets. Conference; Recyclingorientierte Entwicklung technischer Produkte 2000. Management komplexer Zielkonflikte. Tagung

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    2000-07-01

    This conference focused on practically orientated product development processes that enable efficient management of multiple conflicting targets without neglecting the recycleablility of the products. Further aspects were criteria, methods and evaluation methods as well as the practically orientated application of design rules to achieve innovative, marketable products. Subjects: Methods and instruments - recycling for added value - decision aids - analysis and evaluation - design for environment - the draft regulation VDI 2243, No. 1, 'Recycling-orientated product development'. [German] Themenschwerpunkte dieser von der VDI-Gesellschaft Entwicklung Konstruktion Vertrieb (VDI-EKV) gemeinsam mit der VDI-Koordinierungsstelle Umwelttechnik (VDI-KUT) initiierten Tagung waren zum einen neuangelegte 'praxisorientierte Produkentwicklungsprozesse' ('PEP's'), die es gestatten, vielfaeltige 'Zielkonflikte' effizient zu managen, ohne dabei die Recyclingfaehigkeit der Produkte unter den Tisch fallen zu lassen. Darueber hinaus stand die Anwendung geeigneter Kriterien, Methoden und Bewertungsansaetze sowie die praxisorientierte Umsetzung von Gestaltungsregeln in innovative und marktfaehige Produkte im Mittelpunkt der Vortragsveranstaltung. Den Tagungsrahmen bildeten die Themenschwerpunkte: - Methoden und Instrumente - Wertschoepfung durch Recycling - Entscheidungshilfen - Analyse und Bewertung - Design for Environment sowie der neue Richtlinienentwurf (Gruendruck) VDI 2243, Blatt 1 'Recyclingorientierte Produktentwicklung'. (orig.)

  16. Bente Knoll, Elke Szalai: Frauenwege – Männerwege. Entwicklung von gendersensiblen Mobilitätserhebungen. Wien: Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie 2008.

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    Gabriele Sturm

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Der vorliegende Band ist typisch für Ressortforschung, bei der ein gesellschaftliches Interesse mit dem Handlungshorizont eines Ministeriums verknüpft wird. Über solch eine externe Beschränkung hinaus weist die Studie leider auch zahlreiche interne Einschränkungen infolge handwerklich schlecht eingesetzter Methoden oder unzureichender konzeptioneller Bezogenheit der verschiedenen Forschungsschritte auf. So überzeugt weder die transdisziplinäre Verknüpfung von Wissenschaft, Planung und Politik im Rahmenkonzept noch das interdisziplinäre Zusammenwirken der unterschiedlichen (Unter- Auftragnehmerinnen für den eigentlichen Forschungszweck – die Entwicklung und Prüfung eines gendersensiblen Mobilitätsfragebogens – und auch die Präsentation der Studie erfüllt nicht die Mindeststandards.The volume at hand is typical for strategic research in that it connects social interest to a governmental ministry’s sphere of action. Beyond such external limitations, the study unfortunately also displays multiple internal limitations due to poorly executed methods or inadequately conceived relationships between the various research steps. Because of this, the volume’s framing concept that includes transdisciplinary connections between science, planning, and politics remains inadequate. In addition, the interdisciplinary collaboration between the different (under agents for the volume’s stated research purpose – the development and testing of a gender-sensitive questionnaire on mobility – and the presentation of this study does not fulfill minimum standards.

  17. Development of renewable energy sources in Germany 2014. Charts and figures based on statistical data from the working group on renewable energy-statistics (AGEE-Stat); Entwicklung der erneuerbaren Energien in Deutschland im Jahr 2014. Grafiken und Diagramme unter Verwendung aktueller Daten der Arbeitsgruppe Erneuerbare Energien-Statistik (AGEE-Stat)

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    Nieder, Thomas; Bickel, Peter; Musiol, Frank (comps.) [Zentrum fuer Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Wuerttemberg (ZSW), Stuttgart (Germany)

    2015-12-15

    The more than 30 diagrams and graphs describe the development of the importance of renewable energy in Germany by the year 2014. Also, discusses the development of avoided greenhouse emissions through renewable energies, as well as the investments and their economic impulses for Germany. Some technical terms are conclusively explained in a glossary. [German] Die mehr als 30 Diagramme und Graphiken beschreiben die Entwicklung der Bedeutung der erneuerbaren Energien fuer Deutschland bis zum Jahr 2014. Auch wird auf die Entwicklung der vermiedenen Treibhaus-Emissionen durch erneuerbare Energien, sowie die Investitionen und deren wirtschaftlichen Impulse fuer Deutschland eingegangen. Einige Fachbegriffe werden abschliessend in einem Glossar erlaeutert.

  18. Air filtration and indoor air quality

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    Bekö, Gabriel

    2006-01-01

    Demands for better indoor air quality are increasing, since we spend most of our time indoors and we are more and more aware of indoor air pollution. Field studies in different parts of the world have documented that high percentage of occupants in many offices and buildings find the indoor air...... decent ventilation and air cleaning/air filtration, high indoor air quality cannot be accomplished. The need for effective air filtration has increased with increasing evidence on the hazardous effects of fine particles. Moreover, the air contains gaseous pollutants, removal of which requires various air...... cleaning techniques. Supply air filter is one of the key components in the ventilation system. Studies have shown that used ventilation filters themselves can be a significant source of indoor air pollution with consequent impact on perceived air quality, sick building syndrome symptoms and performance...

  19. Entwicklung und Bewertung von direkten Bekämpfungsstrategien gegen das Auftreten der Möhrenschwärze (Alternaria dauci) beim Anbau von Möhren für die industrielle Verarbeitung

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    Rau, Florian; Weier, Ulrike; Wonneberger, Christoph; Brand, Thomas; Jahn, Marga

    2006-01-01

    Im Rahmen des BLE-Forschungsprojektes „Entwicklung und Bewertung von direkten Bekämpfungsstrategien gegen das Auftreten der Möhrenschwärze (Alternaria dauci) beim Anbau von Möhren für die industrielle Verarbeitung“ (03OE488) wurde in den Jahren 2004-2006 Feldversuche zur Optimierung des ökologischen Möhrenanbaus unter norddeutschen Bedingungen durchgeführt. Sortenvergleichsanbau In den drei Jahren wurden auf den zwei Versuchsstandorten jeweils 10 bis 12 Möhrensorten auf ihre Eignung ...

  20. Der Bahnhof der Zukunft – Alternativen zum traditionellen Bahnhofsempfangsgebäude | Entwicklung eines modularen Entréesystems für kleine und mittlere Bahnhöfe

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    Lehmann, Tim

    2011-01-01

    „Der Bahnhof der Zukunft – Alternativen zum traditionellen Bahnhofsempfangsgebäude“ ist ein Plädoyer für kleine und mittlere Bahnhöfe. Nicht nur die großen Bahnhöfe brauchen ein repräsentatives Empfangsgebäude, auch die kleinen und mittleren benötigen ein angemessenes Bahnhofsentrée. Die Dissertation untersucht die Funktionen und die baugeschichtliche Entwicklung der historischen Bahnhofsempfangsgebäude, die heute häufig ihren Anforderungen nicht mehr gerecht werden. Sie beschreibt den Wandel...

  1. Organisierte Kriminalität in der "2030-Agenda für Nachhaltige Entwicklung": Indikatoren und Maßnahmen für die internationale und nationale Umsetzung

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    Vorrath, Judith; Beisheim, Marianne

    2015-01-01

    Ende September 2015 werden die Staats- und Regierungschefs und -chefinnen der Mitgliedstaaten der Vereinten Nationen (VN) die »2030-Agenda« beschließen. Sie wird 17 Ziele für eine globale nachhaltige Entwicklung enthalten. Im Vorfeld war besonders um das Ziel zu Frieden, Recht und Governance (SDG 16) intensiv gerungen worden. Die Umsetzung der in SDG 16 verankerten Unterziele ist für den Erfolg der Agenda insgesamt von zentraler Bedeutung. Das gilt besonders auch für die Eindämmung der Organi...

  2. R9 Air Districts

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Region 9 Air Districts layer is a compilation of polygons representing the California Air Pollution Control and Air Quality Management Districts, Arizona Air...

  3. AirData

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The AirData site provides access to yearly summaries of United States air pollution data, taken from EPA's air pollution databases. AirData has information about...

  4. California Air Basins

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    California Department of Resources — Air ResourcesCalifornia Air Resources BoardThe following datasets are from the California Air Resources Board: * arb_california_airbasins - California Air BasinsThe...

  5. Hazardous Air Pollutants

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    ... Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Contact Us Hazardous Air Pollutants Hazardous air pollutants are those known to cause ... protect against adverse environmental effects. About Hazardous Air Pollutants What are hazardous air pollutants? Health and Environmental ...

  6. Delphi report 1995 on developments in science and technology. Mini Delphi; Delphi-Bericht 1995 zur Entwicklung von Wissenschaft und Technik. Mini-Delphi

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    NONE

    1996-03-01

    In August 1993 the first German `Delphi Report on Developments in Science and Technology` was published. It was elaborated by the Fraunhofer Institute for System Engineering and Innovation Research (FhG-ISI) in cooperation with the Japanese National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP). The `MINI-DELPHI` now completed by FhG-ISI, again in cooperation with NISTEP, is a further development of the Delphi approach in that it is more differentiated in its questions and assessment criteria than its predecessors. `MINI-DELPHI` is not intended as a comprehensive forecast on technology in general but rather focusses on key topics. Its emphasis is on technology demand and the relevance of technologies to social issues. Although the Mini-Delphi study was primarily aimed at further refining the methodology employed, it nevertheless contains a wealth of information and details on circumscript questions. The requisite database is provided by tables on the results of two inquiry rounds among Japanese and German experts. (orig./RHM) [Deutsch] Im August 1993 wurde der erste deutsche `Delphi-Bericht zur Entwicklung von Wissenschaft und Technik` veroeffentlicht. Er war vom Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Systemtechnik und Innovationsforschung (FhG-ISI) in Zusammenarbeit mit dem japanischen National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) erarbeitet worden. Mit dem jetzt vorliegenden `MINI-DELPHI` hat das FhG-ISI - wieder in Zusammenarbeit mit dem NISTEP - den Delphi-Ansatz fortentwickelt und sowohl hinsichtlich der Fragen als auch der Beurteilungskriterien weiter ausdifferenziert. `MINI-DELPHI` bezweckt keine umfassende Technologievorausschau, sondern konzentriert sich auf Schluesselthemen. Im Vordergrund steht der Gedanke des Technikbedarfs und die Relevanz fuer gesellschaftliche Fragestellungen. Obwohl die Mini-Delphi-Studie vorrangig der Weiterentwicklung der Methodik dient, enthaelt sich eine Fuelle von Informationen und Details zu Einzelfragen. Die im Bericht

  7. VERMEIL. Methods for knowledge based development of reliable process controll system. Final report; VERMEIL. Verfahren und Methoden zur wissensbasierten Entwicklung zuverlaessiger Leitsysteme. Abschlussbericht

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    Goetze, B.; Plessow, M.; Pocher, M.

    1998-12-29

    The goal of the VERMEIL project was to increase the quality of process control systems by using knowledge based methods. One important aspect therein is the quality of the documentation describing the control system. The research done in the subproject of the Society for the Promotion of Applied Computerscience (GFal) produced a basis for the development of graphical editors of a special kind. These graphical editors can be used to create classes of schematic drawings. There were two major aspects concerning the development of graphical editors. First, the editors should provide advanced graphical support. That includes automation of the layout of schematic drawings. Second, the editors should automatically lead to correct structures within the schematics, therefore making certain that the created document is semantically correct, also. Apart from the theoretical and conceptional research, some automated layout algorithms were created in the project. A new prototype of an intelligent graphical editor came into existence, that proves the results of the VERMEIL project and shows the necessity of such a project. (orig.) [Deutsch] Das Ziel des Projektes VERMEIL bestand darin, die Qualitaet von Prozessleittechnik durch den Einsatz von wissensbasierten Methoden waehrend ihrer Projektierung zu erhoehen. Ein Aspekt dabei ist die Qualitaet der Dokumentation, die eine Anlage beschreibt. Im Teilprojekt der GFal wurden deshalb Untersuchungen durchgefuehrt, die die methodischen Grundlagen fuer die Entwicklung spezieller grafischer Editoren fuer die Herstellung von Klassen schematischer Darstellungen schufen. Dabei spielen zwei Aspekte eine grosse Rolle. Einmal sollen diese Editoren in der Lage sein, dem Benutzer weitgehende grafische Unterstuetzungen zu geben. Das dabei erreichte Ziel beinhaltet eine umfassende automatisierte Layoutunterstuetzung beim Erstellen von grafischen Dokumenten. Ferner ist dafuer zu sorgen, dass die entstehenden Zeichnungen zu strukturell korrekten

  8. Pressurized air supply device

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    Ventilation air-conditioning facilities in a nuclear reactor building are adapted to suck clean external air not containing radioactivity through air supply filters disposed at an air intake port of the nuclear reactor building by means of an air supply blower and then supply the sucked air through an air supply duct and an air supply port to the inside of the power plant. Futher, pipeways for supplying sucked air to a compressor is branched from the air supply duct, through which air is supplied to an air compressor for instrumentation and an air compressor used in the power plant. The air sucked and compressed in the air compressor for instrumentation is further supplied by way of pipeways for supplying air for instrumentation to air-actuated valves, instruments, etc. Further, air sucked and compressed in the air compressor used in the power plant is further supplied by way of air supply pipeways for the power plant to a reservoir, air mask, etc. By supplying clean compressed air in this way, operators exposure dose can be reduced. (T.M.)

  9. Air movement and perceived air quality

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    Melikov, Arsen Krikor; Kaczmarczyk, J.

    2012-01-01

    The impact of air movement on perceived air quality (PAQ) and sick building syndrome (SBS) symptoms was studied. In total, 124 human subjects participated in four series of experiments performed in climate chambers at different combinations of room air temperature (20, 23, 26 and 28 °C), relative...... humidity (30, 40 and 70%) and pollution level (low and high). Most of the experiments were performed with and without facially applied airflow at elevated velocity. The importance of the use of recirculated room air and clean, cool and dry outdoor air was studied. The exposures ranged from 60. min to 235....... min. Acceptability of PAQ and freshness of the air improved when air movement was applied. The elevated air movement diminished the negative impact of increased air temperature, relative humidity and pollution level on PAQ. The degree of improvement depended on the pollution level, the temperature and...

  10. Air filtration and indoor air quality

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    Bekö, Gabriel

    decent ventilation and air cleaning/air filtration, high indoor air quality cannot be accomplished. The need for effective air filtration has increased with increasing evidence on the hazardous effects of fine particles. Moreover, the air contains gaseous pollutants, removal of which requires various air...... contradictions should motivate manufacturers and researchers to develop new efficient filtration techniques and/or improve the existing ones. Development of low polluting filtration techniques, which are at the same time easy and inexpensive to maintain is the way forward in the future....

  11. Development and application of cryogenic radiometry with hard X-rays; Entwicklung und Anwendung der Kryoradiometrie mit harter Roentgenstrahlung

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    Gerlach, Martin

    2008-06-06

    To establish cryogenic radiometry with hard X-ray radiation for photon energies of up to 60 keV, a novel type of cavity absorber had to be developed for the cryogenic radiometer SYRES I, which is deployed by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) as primary standard detector at the electron storage ring BESSY II. This new type of cavity absorber allows for the complete absorption of hard X-ray radiation in combination with an appropriate sensitivity and an adequate time constant for the measurement of synchrotron radiation at BESSY II. As the process of fabrication of different types of absorbers is very time-consuming, the interaction of hard X-ray radiation with different absorber materials and geometries was studied intensively by using the Monte Carlo simulation code Geant4. The accuracy of the simulations was verified comparing them to scattering experiments performed at a wavelength shifter beamline at BESSY II with a calibrated energy dispersive detector. It was shown that Geant4 describes the photo-effect, including fluorescence as well as Compton- and Rayleigh scattering, with high accuracy. The simulations and experiments resulted in a cavity absorber with a gold base 550 {mu}m in thickness and a cylindrical shell made of copper 90 {mu}m in thickness to reduce losses caused by fluorescence and scattered radiation. Monochromatized synchrotron radiation of high spectral purity was then used to calibrate semiconductor photodiodes, which can be used as compact and inexpensive secondary standard detectors, against a cryogenic radiometer, covering the entire photon energy range of three beamlines from 50 eV to 60 keV with relative uncertainties of less than 0.5 %. Furthermore the spatial homogeneity of the spectral responsivity, the transmittance and the linearity of the photodiodes was investigated. Through a direct comparison of the free-air ionization chamber PK100, a primary detector standard of PTB used in dosimetry, and the cryogenic radiometer

  12. Air protection. Ochrana ovzdusia

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    Siska, F.

    1980-01-01

    This paper discusses problems of air pollution control, air pollution abatement and effects of air pollution. Air pollution caused by black and brown coal combustion, by fossil-fuel power plants and by coking plants is evaluated. Air pollution by dusts, sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, ammonia as well arsenic, barium, beryllium, boron, chromium, gallium, cobalt, manganese, copper, nickel, lead, plutonium, titanium and vanadium, which sometimes accompany ashes in coal, is analyzed. Methods of air pollution abatement such as fluidized bed combustion, coal preparation, desulfurization or dry coke quenching are described. Systems for air pollution control are presented: air filtration, cyclones, electrostatic precipitators. Systems of air pollution measurement and recording are evaluated. Propagation of air pollutants in the atmosphere as well as the factors which influence pollutant propagation are characterized. Problems associated with site selection for fossil-fuel power plants are also discussed. An analysis of economic aspects of air pollution abatement and air pollution control is made. (55 refs.)

  13. Indoor Air Quality

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    ... protect yourself and your family. Learn more Air Quality at Work Workers should breathe easy while on the job, but worksites with poor air quality put employees at risk. Healthy air is essential ...

  14. HEPA air filter (image)

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    ... pet dander and other irritating allergens from the air. Along with other methods to reduce allergens, such ... controlling the amount of allergens circulating in the air. HEPA filters can be found in most air ...

  15. Bad Air Day

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    ... link, please review our exit disclaimer . Subscribe Bad Air Day Air Quality and Your Health In many parts of the country, summer has the worst air quality of any season. When the forecast says ...

  16. Development of a test system for the determination of biodegradability in surface waters; Entwicklung eines Testsystems fuer die Pruefung des biologischen Abbaus in Oberflaechengewaessern

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    Kalsch, W.; Knacker, T.; Robertz, M.; Schallnass, H.J.

    1997-04-01

    The study presented here describes the development of a laboratory test system for the determination of aerobic biodegradability of substances at low concentrations in surface water. It was aimed to prepare a draft guideline for a biodegradation simulation test according to OECD format. The experimental approach was based on a literature study conducted within the frame of this project. Further useful information on the possible test design was derived from the German BBA guideline 5-1. Natural water and sediments were collected. Radiolabelled Lindane or 4-Nitrophenol was added. The test vessels (reactors) were aerated and incubated under controlled conditions for up to 92 days. The results showed biological stability of the sediment/water systems even without addition of nutrients and adherence to non-reducing conditions. Mineralisation of 4-Nitrophenol was influenced by the sediment type, the method of aeration and temperature. Factors affecting the mineralisation of Lindane were the method of application and again, the sediment type and temperature. Considerable amounts of the radioactivity were bound to the sediment and were to a large extent unextractable. The potential of a reactor to mineralise a test substance could not be correlated with the biological parameters measured. (orig.) [Deutsch] Die vorliegende Studie beschreibt die Entwicklung eines Labortestverfahrens zur Pruefung des aeroben Abbaus niedrig konzentrierter Stoffe in Oberflaechengewaessern. Dabei war es ein Ziel, das Verfahren so weit abzusichern, dass ein Entwurf fuer eine Pruefrichtlinie als Simulationstest im Format der OECD-Richtlinien abgefasst werden konnte. Grundlage fuer die Konzeption war eine zuvoerderst durchgefuehrte Literaturstudie. Hinweise auf ein moegliches Testdesign ergaben sich auch aus der BBA-Richtlinie 5-1. Wasser und Sediment wurden der Natur entnommen und nach Zugabe der radioaktiven Pruefsubstanz Lindan oder 4-Nitrophenol in einem beluefteten Gefaess unter

  17. The development of the Audi A2, a new vehicle concept in the compact car class; Die Entwicklung des Audi A2, ein neues Fahrzeugkonzept in der Kompaktwagenklasse

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    Engelhart, D.; Moedl, C. [Audi AG, Ingolstadt (Germany)

    1999-07-01

    Audi is introducing with the A2 a new model range in the compact car class. The vehicle concept of the A2 is characterised by a low fuel consumption accompanied by extraordinary ergonomics and vehicle safety. One family member of this new model range is the Audi A2 1,2 l TDI. With this vehicle Audi has realised his 3-liter vehicle. The development of this variant will be highlighted in the following. Therefore, firstly a simplified analysis of the road resistance is made, which identifies the necessary means to realise the fuel consumption target in comparison to a reference vehicle. The necessary weight reduction is mainly realised by the introduction of the Audi Space Frame - ASF - technology. The body in white completely made from Aluminium is unique in the compact car class. The ASF technology in the A2, the extraordinary package and safety concept, which is enabled by the ASF, are described. Furthermore, the aerodynamics as well as the means for the reduction of the rolling resistance and the optimisation of the power train are explained. (orig.) [German] Mit dem A2 wird von Audi eine neue Baureihe in der Kompaktwagenklasse eingefuehrt. Das Fahrzeugkonzept des A2 zeichnet sich durch einen niedrigen Kraftstoffverbrauch bei einer gleichzeitig herausragenden Ergonomie und Fahrzeugsicherheit aus. Ein Familienmitglied dieser neuen Baureihe ist der Audi A2 1,2 l TDI. Mit diesem Fahrzeug hat Audi sein 3-Liter-Fahrzeug realisiert. Die Entwicklung dieser Variante wird im folgenden naeher betrachtet. Hierzu wird zunaechst eine vereinfachte Analyse der Fahrwiderstaende gemacht, die plakativ die zur Realisierung des Verbrauchsziels beschrittenen Einzelmassnahmen im Vergleich zu einem Referenzfahrzeug aufzeigt. Die notwendige Gewichtsreduzierung wird massgeblich durch die Einfuehrung der Audi Space Frame - ASF - Technologie realisiert. Der Einsatz einer Karosserie dessen Rohbau komplett aus Aluminium besteht, ist in der Kompaktwagenklasse einzigartig. Neben der Vorstellung

  18. Development of a rapid multi-line detector for industrial computed tomography; Entwicklung eines schnellen Mehrzeilen-Detektors fuer die industrielle Computertomographie

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    Nachtrab, Frank; Firsching, Markus; Hofmann, Thomas; Uhlmann, Norman [Fraunhofer Entwicklungszentrum Roentgentechnik EZRT, Fuerth (Germany); Neubauer, Harald; Nowak, Arne [Fraunhofer Institut fuer Integrierte Schaltungen IIS, Erlangen (Germany)

    2015-07-01

    In this paper we present the development of a rapid multi-row detector is optimized for industrial computed tomography. With a high frame rate, high spatial resolution and the ability to use up to 450 kVp it is particularly suitable for applications such as fast acquisition of large objects, inline CT or time-resolved 4D CT. (Contains PowerPoint slides). [German] In diesem Beitrag praesentieren wir die Entwicklung eines schnellen Mehrzeilendetektors der fuer die industrielle Computertomographie optimiert ist. Mit einer hohen Bildrate, hoher Ortsaufloesung und der Einsatzfaehigkeit bis 450 kVp ist er besonders geeignet fuer Anwendungen wie die schnelle Aufnahme grosser Objekte, Inline-CT oder zeitaufgeloeste ''4D-CT''. In der industriellen Roentgenbildgebung sind Flachbilddetektoren (''flat panel'') und Einzeilendetektoren Stand der Technik. Flat Panel sind bis zu einer Groesse von 40 x 40 cm{sup 2} erhaeltlich und haben den Vorteil, dass sich mit ihnen vielfaltige Objekte vollstaendig abbilden lassen und so kurze Messzeiten moeglich sind. Nachteile dieser Detektoren sind u.a. die Empfindlichkeit gegenueber Streustrahlung und das begrenzte Messfeld. Kommerziell erhaeltliche Zeilendetektoren sind in Laengen bis mehreren Metern erhaeltlich und besitzen allesamt nur eine aktive Zeile. Auf Grund der starken Kollimierung der Roentgenstrahlung auf das schmale Detektorfenster ist der Einfluss von Streustrahlung geringer und die Bildqualitaet gegenueber Flat Panels hoeher. Da jedoch nur eine einzige aktive Zeile vorhanden ist, muss zur Erzeugung eines 2D-Bildes das Objekt abgerastert werden. Da fuer eine Computertomographie eines kompletten Objekts hunderte bis tausende 2D-Bilder notwendig sind, dauert eine CT mit einem Zeilendetektor wesentlich laenger und wird deshalb trotz besserer Bildqualitaet nur in Ausnahmefaellen angewendet. Ein Mehrzeilendetektor stellt einen sehr guten Kompromiss zwischen Bildqualitaet und

  19. Development of integrated SQUID measuring systems for application in magnetically unshielded environment. Final report; Entwicklung von stoerfeldunempfindlichen SQUID-Messanordnungen fuer den Einsatz in magnetisch gestoerter Umgebung. Abschlussbericht

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    Weber, P.; Warzemann, L.; Schambach, J.

    1998-01-27

    The development of SQUID measuring systems for using in magnetically unshielded environment is an important aim of cryoelectronics to find out new fields of application. The aim of this project was the development of suitable LTS-gradiometer structures which may be transferred also to HTS materials. Four different versions of LTS-SQUID-gradiometers with different requirements to the HTS technology have been developed and successfully tested in magnetically unshielded environment. The SQUID-sensors work stable in magnetic fields up to some mT and show a field gradient sensitivity of about 30 fT cm{sup -1} Hz{sup -1/2}. The balance of the gradiometer is some 10{sup -5}. Using the LTS-sensors measuring systems for susceptibility distributions and magnetrelaxometry (MRX) of magnetic nanoparticles have been tested. On the basis of these results an in-vivo measuring method for the application of MRX in medicine and biology will be developed. HTS-gradiometer-SQUIDs using results of this project have been produced. (orig.) [Deutsch] Ein wichtiges Ziel der Kryoelektronik ist die Entwicklung von SQUID-Messanordnungen fuer den Einsatz in magnetisch gestoerter Umgebung, um damit neue Anwendungsfelder zu erschliessen. Im Rahmen des Projektes waren hierfuer geeignete LTS-Gradiometer-SQUIDs zu entwickeln, die auch fuer die Umsetzung in HTS-Materialien geeignet sind. Dazu wurden die messtechnischen und technologischen Voraussetzungen geschaffen. Vier verschiedene Varianten von LTS-SQUID-Gradiometern mit unterschiedlichen Anforderungen an die spaetere Umsetzung in HTS-Technologie wurden realisiert und erfolgreich in magnetisch gestoerter Umgebung erprobt. Bei einer Empfindlichkeit von

  20. REACH. Air Conditioning Units.

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    Garrison, Joe; And Others

    As a part of the REACH (Refrigeration, Electro-Mechanical, Air-Conditioning, Heating) electromechanical cluster, this student manual contains individualized instructional units in the area of air conditioning. The instructional units focus on air conditioning fundamentals, window air conditioning, system and installation, troubleshooting and…

  1. Indoor Air Pollution (Environmental Health Student Portal)

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    ... Students to Environmental Health Information Menu Home Air Pollution Air Pollution Home Indoor Air Pollution Outdoor Air Pollution ... Pollution Indoor Air Pollution Print this Page Air Pollution Air Pollution Home Indoor Air Pollution Outdoor Air Pollution ...

  2. Short version of the 1996 environmental expertise on the implementation of a sustainable, environmentally acceptable development. Conclusions and recommendations for action; Kurzfassung des Umweltgutachtens 1996 zur Umsetzung einer dauerhaft-umweltgerechten Entwicklung. Schlussfolgerungen und Handlungsempfehlungen

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    NONE

    1996-02-01

    The aim of the present expertise is to set new orientation marks for the tedious, conflict-laden procedure of bringing the ideal of a sustainable, environmentally acceptable development to realisation. By submitting this expertise the Environmental Council has acted in accordance with its assignment to report periodically on certain well-defined issues; specifically, to analyse generic questions of environmental protection, describe the environmental situation in Germany with regard to selected sectors of environmental protection, and give a critical valuation of current environmental policy. (orig./SR) [Deutsch] Das vorliegende Gutachten hat das Ziel, weitere Markierungen fuer den langwierigen und konflikttraechtigen Weg zur Umsetzung des Leitbildes einer dauerhaft-umweltgerechten Entwicklung zu setzen. Der Umweltrat kommt auch in diesem Gutachten seinem Auftrag nach, im Rahmen der periodischen Begutachtung uebergreifende Fragen des Umweltschutzes zu analysieren und fuer ausgewaehlte Umweltschutzsektoren die Umweltsituation in Deutschland zu beschreiben und die Umweltpolitik kritisch zu bewerten. (orig./SR)

  3. Indoor Air Quality

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    Korlakunta Divya #1, M.Anil Kumar

    2013-01-01

    The main aim of our project is to maintain the indoor air quality.The analysis is done on different parameters like temperature,relativehumidity,CO2,lights,sens ors and air conditioners to maintain the indoor environment.This report provides overview on importance of indoor air quality in an office or any other closed structure. It also discusses about the effects of poor indoor air quality, the various factors that affect the indoor air quality and various methods to assess indoor air qualit...

  4. Development of a fluidized-bed method for on-line evaluation of radiotracers in vitro; Entwicklung einer Fliessbettechnik zur Bewertung von Radiopharmaka an Zellkulturen

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    Noll, T.

    1999-05-01

    This study presents the development of a continuously operating fluidized-bed bioreactor for on-line evaluation of radiotracers in vitro, which combines tissue-like three-dimensional cell cultivation in open porous microcarriers with a technique for on-line radioactivity detection. The long time stability of steady-state permits a large number of experiments using the same culture. All relevant parameters (O{sub 2}, pH, T, etc.) can be adjusted according to the experimental requirements. The flux of the circulating medium can be adapted to the blood flow of the corresponding organism, while the input function of the radiotracer is freely adjustable for simulation of in vivo conditions. Sampling and examination of the immobilized cells care possible at any time. Using this system, the kinetics of 2-[{sup 18}F]fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG) in human glioma cells (86HG39) were studied and it was shown that the dependence of the lumped constant (LC) for FDG on the medium glucose concentration is similar to that obtained in the rat brain. For normoglycemic concentrations the LC was determined to be in the range of 0.7, while in hypoglycemia it increased progressively up to a value of 1.22 at a glucose concentration of 3 mM. The rate constants in the three compartment model were found to be similar to those obtained in vivo using PET; indicating the validity of the system for tracer evaluation. Furthermore the kinetics of both diastereomeric forms of 4-[{sup 18}F]fluoro-proline was investigated and found that both diastereomeres were not metabolized and reached an identical intracellular steady state concentration. The trans-form was transported three times faster than the cis-diastereomere, indicated by the rate constants. (orig.) [German] Diese Arbeit beschreibt die Entwicklung eines kontinuierlich betriebenen Wirbelschichtreaktors zur on-line Bewertung von Radiotracern an Zellkulturen. Der Bioreaktor kombiniert eine gewebeaehnliche, dreidimensionale Zellkultivierung in

  5. Air Quality Facilities

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    Iowa State University GIS Support and Research Facility — Facilities with operating permits for Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act, as well as facilities required to submit an air emissions inventory, and other...

  6. Indoor Air Pollution

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    We usually think of air pollution as being outdoors, but the air in your house or office could also be polluted. Sources of indoor pollution include Mold and pollen Tobacco smoke Household products ...

  7. Allegheny County Air Quality

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — Air quality data from Allegheny County Health Department monitors throughout the county. Air quality monitored data must be verified by qualified individuals...

  8. Nuclear air cleaning

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    This report briefly describes the history of the use of high- efficiency particulate air filters for air cleaning at nuclear installations in the United States and discusses future uses of such filters

  9. Air Quality System (AQS)

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Air Quality System (AQS) database contains measurements of air pollutant concentrations from throughout the United States and its territories. The measurements...

  10. Indoor air: Reference bibliography

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    The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency initially established the indoor air Reference Bibliography in 1987 as an appendix to the Indoor Air Quality Implementation Plan. The document was submitted to Congress as required under Title IV--Radon Gas and Indoor Air Quality Research of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986. The Reference Bibliography is an extensive bibliography of reference materials on indoor air pollution. The Bibliography contains over 4500 citations and continues to increase as new articles appear

  11. Indoor Air Quality Manual.

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    Baldwin Union Free School District, NY.

    This manual identifies ways to improve a school's indoor air quality (IAQ) and discusses practical actions that can be carried out by school staff in managing air quality. The manual includes discussions of the many sources contributing to school indoor air pollution and the preventive planning for each including renovation and repair work,…

  12. Air Pollution Training Programs.

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    Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.

    This catalog lists the universities, both supported and not supported by the Division of Air Pollution, which offer graduate programs in the field of air pollution. The catalog briefly describes the programs and their entrance requirements, the requirements, qualifications and terms of special fellowships offered by the Division of Air Pollution.…

  13. Indoor air quality

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    Jensen, Trine Susanne; Recevska, Ieva

     The objective of the 35th specific agreement is to provide support to the EEA activities in Environment and Health (E&H) on the topic of indoor air quality. The specific objectives have been to provide an overview of indoor air related projects in EU and indoor air related policies as well...

  14. Indoor Air Pollution

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    We usually think of air pollution as being outdoors, but the air in your house or office could also be polluted. Sources of indoor pollution ... is known as sick building syndrome. Usually indoor air quality problems only cause discomfort. Most people feel ...

  15. Air Travel Health Tips

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    MENU Return to Web version Air Travel Health Tips Air Travel Health Tips How can I improve plane travel? Most people don't have any problems when ... and dosages of all of your medicines. The air in airplanes is dry, so drink nonalcoholic, decaffeinated ...

  16. We Pollute the Air

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2002-01-01

    1.Clean air is important to good health.If the aircontains impurities,they may be absorbed by ourbodies and make us ill.We need clean air,butunfortunately,air pollution is generally present,especially in cities. 2.Our cities have many factories,which we need tomake food products,clothing and many other things.

  17. Air Conditioning Does Reduce Air Pollution Indoors

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    Healy, Bud

    1970-01-01

    Report of the winter meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Subjects covered are--(1) title subject, (2) predictions for the human habitat in 1994, (3) fans, and (4) fire safety in buildings. (JW)

  18. Advanced air distribution

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    Melikov, Arsen Krikor

    2011-01-01

    The aim of total volume air distribution (TVAD) involves achieving uniform temperature and velocity in the occupied zone and environment designed for an average occupant. The supply of large amounts of clean and cool air are needed to maintain temperature and pollution concentration at acceptable....... Ventilation in hospitals is essential to decrease the risk of airborne cross-infection. At present, mixing air distribution at a minimum of 12 ach is used in infection wards. Advanced air distribution has the potential to aid in achieving healthy, comfortable and productive indoor environments at levels...... higher than what can be achieved today with the commonly used total volume air distribution principles....

  19. Entwicklung und Charakterisierung neuartiger Hochleistungssiliziumsolarzellen

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    Terheiden, Barbara

    2003-01-01

    High efficiency silicon solar cells generally require sophisticated and complex processing sequences. The key features of such solar cells are: a silicon dioxide for surface passivation, front side texture, local rear contacts, a low front contact coverage ratio and a large minority carrier lifetime. Within this work novel high efficiency silicon solar cell concepts were developed and characterised. These allow an efficiency improvement and/or a simplification of the solar cell processing com...

  20. Released air during vapor and air cavitation

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    Jablonská, Jana; Kozubková, Milada

    2016-06-01

    Cavitation today is a very important problem that is solved by means of experimental and mathematical methods. The article deals with the generation of cavitation in convergent divergent nozzle of rectangular cross section. Measurement of pressure, flow rate, temperature, amount of dissolved air in the liquid and visualization of cavitation area using high-speed camera was performed for different flow rates. The measurement results were generalized by dimensionless analysis, which allows easy detection of cavitation in the nozzle. For numerical simulation the multiphase mathematical model of cavitation consisting of water and vapor was created. During verification the disagreement with the measurements for higher flow rates was proved, therefore the model was extended to multiphase mathematical model (water, vapor and air), due to release of dissolved air. For the mathematical modeling the multiphase turbulence RNG k-ɛ model for low Reynolds number flow with vapor and air cavitation was used. Subsequently the sizes of the cavitation area were verified. In article the inlet pressure and loss coefficient depending on the amount of air added to the mathematical model are evaluated. On the basis of the approach it may be create a methodology to estimate the amount of released air added at the inlet to the modeled area.

  1. Manual for THOR-AirPAS - air pollution assessment system

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    Jensen, Steen Solvang; Ketzel, Matthias; Brandt, Jørgen;

    The report provides an outline of the THOR-AirPAS - air pollution assessment system and a brief manual for getting started with the air quality models and input data included in THOR-AirPAS.......The report provides an outline of the THOR-AirPAS - air pollution assessment system and a brief manual for getting started with the air quality models and input data included in THOR-AirPAS....

  2. Health Effects of Air Pollution

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    ... air pollution How to protect yourself from air pollution Chemicals Noise Quizzes Links to more information girlshealth glossary girlshealth.gov home http://www.girlshealth.gov/ Home The environment and your health Air Health effects of air pollution ... Health effects of air pollution Breathing air that ...

  3. Air filtration in HVAC systems

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    Ginestet, Alain; Tronville, Paolo; Hyttinen, Marko

    2010-01-01

    Air filtration Guidebook will help the designer and user to understand the background and criteria for air filtration, how to select air filters and avoid problems associated with hygienic and other conditions at operation of air filters. The selection of air filters is based on external conditions such as levels of existing pollutants, indoor air quality and energy efficiency requirements.

  4. Development of a guidance manual for the identification and assessment of interactions as part of Environmental Impact Assessment; Entwicklung einer Arbeitsanleitung zur Beruecksichtigung der Wechselwirkungen in der Umweltvertraeglichkeitspruefung

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    Rassmus, J.; Bruening, H.; Kleinschmidt, V.; Reck, H.; Dierssen, K.; Bonk, A. [Kiel Univ. (Germany). Oekologie-Zentrum

    2001-03-01

    , a methodology for the cross-media assessment of effects was developed. Here, the direct and indirect (caused e.g. via effect chains/webs) effects already described in the chapters specific to the various protected assets are examined to select and jointly assess those among them that are of relevance to general objectives or sub-objectives (protection of human health, improvement of environmental conditions to improve the quality of life for human beings, preservation of habitat potentials for plants and animals). (orig.) [German] Ziel des Vorhabens war die Entwicklung einer praxisorientierten Arbeitsanleitung fuer die Beruecksichtigung der Wechselwirkungen in der UVP. Die Arbeitsanleitung soll Vorhabenstraeger und deren Gutachter bei der Ermittlung und Beschreibung der Auswirkungen eines Vorhabens auf Wechselwirkungen und der entsprechenden sachgerechten Darstellung innerhalb der Antragsunterlagen und Behoerden bei der folgenden Bewertung unterstuetzen. Im Rahmen des Vorhabens wurden die entsprechenden rechtlichen und naturwissenschaftlichen Grundlagen (hier insbesondere der Kenntnistand der Oekosystemforschung), die im In- und Ausland bekannten Leitfaeden/Arbeitsanleitungen u.ae. und die in der Praxis angewandten Ansaetze ausgewertet und weiterentwickelt. Dies erfolgte u.a. durch die Auswertung der entsprechenden Literatur und durch Expertenworkshops. Nach der im Vorhaben entwickelten Definition sind unter Wechselwirkungen im Sinne der EU-UVP-Richtlinie und Paragraph 2 UVPG, die in der Umwelt ablaufenden Prozesse zu verstehen. Bei der in der UVP-Praxis gegenwaertig angewandten Betrachtung von Wirkungsketten und -netzen werden Prozesse bzw. Wechselwirkungen bereits weitgehend ermittelt und beschrieben, da die Glieder der Ketten und Netze ueber Prozesse miteinander verbunden sind. Die im Vorhaben entwickelte Arbeitsanleitung geht hier einen Schritt weiter, indem sie ein Verfahren fuer die systematische Bearbeitung von Wirkungsketten- und -netzen mit definierten

  5. Air Quality in Lithuania

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    Pietilae, P. [Tampere University of Technology / ECAT-Lithuania (Lithuania); Kliucininkas, L. [Department for Environmental Engineering, Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)

    2000-07-01

    Sustainable monitoring of the ambient air is the major preventive measure of ensuring its proper quality. Only with a monitoring procedure going-on a continuous basis it is possible to make an objective evaluation of air pollution trends, of the efficiency of air protection measures and, partially, to a certain extent of the impact the pollution exerts on a human health. The information stemming from the monitoring procedure must be reliable, sustainable and efficient. (orig.)

  6. Indonesia's Clean Air Program

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    Budy P. Resosudarmo

    2002-01-01

    Unprecedented industrial development in Indonesia during the last two decades, accompanied by a growing population, has increased the amount of environmental damage. One of the most important environmental problems is that the level of air pollution in several large cities has become alarming, particularly in the last few years. This high pollution level has stimulated the government to develop a national clean air program designed to control the quantity of pollutants in the air. However, th...

  7. Bad traffic, bad air

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    Duca, Edward

    2012-01-01

    Air pollution is one of Malta’s greatest concerns. Transportation is the principal source with over 300,000 vehicles belching out smoke, which damages our environment and health. Emissions from vehicles need to be monitored and controlled, and the information used to improve the current system and ensure an acceptable air quality. By using the pollution data set, Nicolette Formosa (supervised by Dr Kenneth Scerri) mapped the air pollution levels and major sources around Malta. http://www....

  8. Emergency air supply

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    An air supply safety device is described which can operate in an hostile environment. The system ensures that should the ring mains supply or the operator's individual hose fail an emergency air supply is obtained from a compressed air bottle fed to the operator's face mask via a valve. The valve switches from mains/mask to emergency supply/mask when the mains pressure falls below the emergency supply pressure. (U.K.)

  9. Radioactive material air transportation

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    As function of the high aggregated value, safety regulations and the useful life time, the air transportation has been used more regularly because is fast, reliable, and by giving great security to the cargo. Based on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the IATA (International Air Transportation Association) has reproduced in his dangerous goods manual (Dangerous Goods Regulations - DGR IATA), the regulation for the radioactive material air transportation. Those documents support this presentation

  10. Electric air filtration movie

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    The use of electrostatics to improve the performance of conventional air filters has gained considerable attention in recent years. This interest is due to the higher efficiency and reduced pressure drop of electrically enhanced filters compared to conventional fibrous filters. This 30-minute movie presents a state of the art review of electric air filters in the United States with major illustrations provided by the research and development program at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory sponsored by the Department of Energy. The electric air filters described in this movie are mechanical air filters to which electrical forces have been added

  11. Applications Using AIRS Data

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    Ray, S. E.; Pagano, T. S.; Fetzer, E. J.; Lambrigtsen, B.; Olsen, E. T.; Teixeira, J.; Licata, S. J.; Hall, J. R.; Thompson, C. K.

    2015-12-01

    The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua spacecraft has been returning daily global observations of Earth's atmospheric constituents and properties since 2002. With a 12-year data record and daily, global observations in near real-time, AIRS data can play a role in applications that fall under many of the NASA Applied Sciences focus areas. For vector-borne disease, research is underway using AIRS near surface retrievals to assess outbreak risk, mosquito incubation periods and epidemic potential for dengue fever, malaria, and West Nile virus. For drought applications, AIRS temperature and humidity data are being used in the development of new drought indicators and improvement in the understanding of drought development. For volcanic hazards, new algorithms using AIRS data are in development to improve the reporting of sulfur dioxide concentration, the burden and height of volcanic ash and dust, all of which pose a safety threat to aircraft. In addition, anomaly maps of many of AIRS standard products are being produced to help highlight "hot spots" and illustrate trends. To distribute it's applications imagery, AIRS is leveraging existing NASA data frameworks and organizations to facilitate archiving, distribution and participation in the BEDI. This poster will communicate the status of the applications effort for the AIRS Project and provide examples of new maps designed to best communicate the AIRS data.

  12. Air pollution meteorology

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    This report is intended as a training cum reference document for scientists posted at the Environmental Laboratories at the Nuclear Power Station Sites and other sites of the Department of Atomic Energy with installations emitting air pollutants, radioactive or otherwise. Since a manual already exists for the computation of doses from radioactive air pollutants, a general approach is take here i.e. air pollutants in general are considered. The first chapter presents a brief introduction to the need and scope of air pollution dispersion modelling. The second chapter is a very important chapter discussing the aspects of meteorology relevant to air pollution and dispersion modelling. This chapter is important because without this information one really does not understand the phenomena affecting dispersion, the scope and applicability of various models or their limitations under various weather and site conditions. The third chapter discusses the air pollution models in detail. These models are applicable to distances of a few tens of kilometres. The fourth chapter discusses the various aspects of meteorological measurements relevant to air pollution. The chapters are followed by two appendices. Apendix A discusses the reliability of air pollution estimates. Apendix B gives some practical examples relevant to general air pollution. It is hoped that the document will prove very useful to the users. (author)

  13. Restoran Buenos Aires = Restaurant Buenos Aires

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    2008-01-01

    Restorani Buenos Aires (Narva mnt. 5, Tallinn) sisekujundusest. Sisearhitektid: Janno Roos ja Andres Labi (Ruumilabor OÜ). Laudu eraldavad 400 vardasse aetud puukuuli. Sisearhitektidest, nende tähtsamad tööd. I-III korruse plaan, 12 värv. vaadet, fotod sisearhitektidest

  14. Air pollution and society

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    Brimblecombe P.

    2010-01-01

    Air pollution is as much a product of our society as it is one of chemistry and meteorology. Social variables such as gender, age, health status and poverty are often linked with our exposure to air pollutants. Pollution can also affect our behaviour, while regulations to improve the environment can often challenge of freedom.

  15. AIR RADIOACTIVITY MONITOR

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    Bradshaw, R.L.; Thomas, J.W.

    1961-04-11

    The monitor is designed to minimize undesirable background buildup. It consists of an elongated column containing peripheral electrodes in a central portion of the column, and conduits directing an axial flow of radioactively contaminated air through the center of the column and pure air through the annular portion of the column about the electrodes. (AEC)

  16. Air Pollution, Teachers' Edition.

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    Lavaroni, Charles W.; O'Donnell, Patrick A.

    One of three in a series about pollution, this teacher's guide for a unit on air pollution is designed for use in junior high school grades. It offers suggestions for extending the information and activities contained in the textual material for students. Chapter 1 discusses the problem of air pollution and involves students in processes of…

  17. Air Pollution and Industry.

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    Ross, R. D., Ed.

    This book is an authoritative reference and practical guide designed to help the plant engineer identify and solve industrial air pollution problems in order to be able to meet current air pollution regulations. Prepared under the editorial supervision of an experienced chemical engineer, with each chapter contributed by an expert in his field,…

  18. Transportation and air quality

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    In the greater Vancouver regional district (GVRD), some 80% of the annual production of 600,000 tonnes of air pollutants come from motor vehicles. Three critical air quality issues in the GVRD are discussed: local air pollution, ozone layer depletion, and greenhouse gas emissions, all of which are fundamentally linked to transportation. Overall air quality in the GVRD has been judged acceptable by current federal standards, but ground-level ozone has exceeded maximum tolerable levels at some locations and concentrations of suspended particulates are above maximum acceptable levels. Serious deterioration in air quality has been predicted unless a concerted effort is made to manage air quality on an airshed-wide basis. The GVRD is developing Canada's first Air Management Plan with the goal of halving atmospheric emissions by 2000. GVRD transportation priorities stress public transit, walking, cycling, car pooling, and reducing of travel demand; however, the viability of such strategies depends on decisions made outside the transportation sector. Restricted authority and jurisdiction also hinder GVRD goals; the regional level of government has no authority over highways or transit and only has authority for pollution control in some parts of the Fraser Valley. Airshed quality management, using the Los Angeles example, is seen as a possible direction for future GVRD policymaking in the transportation sector. A single regional planning agency with responsibility for transportation, land use, and air quality management appears as the best option for an integrated approach to solve multiple problems. 19 refs

  19. International Air Services

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    Productivity Commission

    2001-01-01

    On 12 December 1997 the Treasurer referred international air services arrangements to the Industry Commission for inquiry and report within nine months. The Commission was asked to report on the arrangements for negotiating entitlements under air services agreements and the process of allocating capacity entitlements to Australian carriers.

  20. Energy and air quality

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    This is one of a series of handbooks designed to provide nontechnical readers with a general understanding of the interaction between energy development and environmental media and to provide a rudimentary data base from which estimates of potential future impacts can be made. This handbook describes the air quality impacts of energy development and summarizes the major federal legislation which regulates the potential air quality impacts of energy facilities and can thus influence the locations and timing of energy development. In addition, this report describes and presents the data which can be used as the basis for measurement, and in some cases, prediction of the potential conflicts between energy development and achieving and maintaining clean air. Energy utilization is the largest emission source of man-made air pollutants. Choices in energy resource development and utilization generate varying emissions or discharges into the atmosphere, the emissions are affected by the assimilative character of the atmosphere, and the resultant air pollutant concentrations have biological and aesthetic effects. This handbook describes the interrelationships of energy-related air emissions under various methods of pollution control, the assimilative character of the air medium, and the effects of air pollution. The media book is divided into three major sections: topics of concern relating to the media and energy development, descriptions of how to use available data to quantify and examine energy/environmental impacts, and the data

  1. Air Pollution Primer.

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    National Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association, New York, NY.

    As the dangers of polluted air to the health and welfare of all individuals became increasingly evident and as the complexity of the causes made responsibility for solutions even more difficult to fix, the National Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association felt obligated to give greater emphasis to its clean air program. To this end they…

  2. Over the air test

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    2015-01-01

    [1] This invention relates to over-the-air testing of a device in an anechoic chamber. In particular, the invention is suitable for simulating both uplink and downlink over-the-air communication with a device under test even when the anechoic chamber has different numbers of uplink and downlink...

  3. Air pollution and air cleaning equipment in buildings

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    Evdokimova, Ekaterina

    2011-01-01

    The subject of this thesis work is air pollution and air cleaners in building. Clean air has big significance for human health because different pollutions can cause allergy and disease. The quality of indoor air affects health and effective working. The aim of this thesis is to present methods and devices for cleaning the air.

  4. AIRE-Linux

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    Zhou, Jianfeng; Xu, Benda; Peng, Chuan; Yang, Yang; Huo, Zhuoxi

    2015-08-01

    AIRE-Linux is a dedicated Linux system for astronomers. Modern astronomy faces two big challenges: massive observed raw data which covers the whole electromagnetic spectrum, and overmuch professional data processing skill which exceeds personal or even a small team's abilities. AIRE-Linux, which is a specially designed Linux and will be distributed to users by Virtual Machine (VM) images in Open Virtualization Format (OVF), is to help astronomers confront the challenges. Most astronomical software packages, such as IRAF, MIDAS, CASA, Heasoft etc., will be integrated into AIRE-Linux. It is easy for astronomers to configure and customize the system and use what they just need. When incorporated into cloud computing platforms, AIRE-Linux will be able to handle data intensive and computing consuming tasks for astronomers. Currently, a Beta version of AIRE-Linux is ready for download and testing.

  5. Development of a product data model to support an integral planning of buildings and their heating- and air conditioning devices; Entwicklung eines Produktdatenmodells zur Unterstuetzung der integralen Planung von Gebaeuden und ihrer heiz- und raumlufttechnischen Anlagen

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    Hinkelmann, M.

    2000-08-01

    The life-cycle of technical systems is to a large extent identical. A system is planned, then established and commissioned. Finally the normal operation begins. Maintenance is executed during the normal operation in regular time intervals. In longer time intervals, extensive renewals become necessary. The schedule of a renovation is identical with the schedule of new planning. In every phase of the life-cycle, software tools are applied for the evaluation of the planning and/or operating states and to support the different tasks. The efficiency of these tools depends significantly on a seamless data exchange. It is therefore necessary to find a schema that enables the integration of the tools for planning, operation and renovation. In this work, a scenario is developed for integration of planning and evaluation tools for HVAC systems. The scenario is based on the conditions of the usual course of planning with different, stand-alone planners. Main part of this scenario is a product data model, that provides a flexible and open description of the building and its technical systems. A meta model is proposed as a superordinate structure. With its aid the product data model gets a uniform structure and is represented in manageable form. Moreover, the meta model supports the extensions of the data model since extensions can first be discussed on the abstract level of the meta model and than in a second step may be formulated in detail. In order to avoid mapping a great number of technical components a general data model for technical components which is implemented with the aid of an abstract data type 'parameter' is proposed. The system implemented within the frame of this work enables extraction of simulation models for the thermal evaluation of buildings directly from the design process. It is shown how this system can be integrated into a cooperative design process. The operational integrity of the scenario is demonstrated with the help of an example. (orig.) [German] Der Lebenszyklus aller technischen Anlagen ist weitgehend gleich. Eine Anlage wird zunaechst geplant, dann errichtet und abgenommen, anschliessend beginnt der normale Betrieb. Im regulaeren Betrieb wird in regelmaessigen Zeitabstaenden eine Wartung durchgefuehrt. In groesseren Abstaenden werden umfangreiche Erneuerungen, Renovierungen, notwendig. Der zeitliche Ablauf eiener Renovierung ist wie der zeitliche Ablauf einer Neuplanung. In jeder Phase des Lebenszyklus werden Software-Werkzeuge zur Bewertung der Planungs- bzw. Betriebszustaende und zur Unterstuetzung der Planungsaufgaben eingesetzt. Die Effizienz dieser Werkzeuge haengt entscheidend von einem reibungslosen Datenaustausch ab. Es gilt daher ein Schema zu finden, das die Integration der Software-Werkzeuge fuer Planung, Betrieb und Renovierung ermoeglicht. In der vorliegenden Arbeit wird ein Szenario zur Integration von Planungs- und Bewertungswerkzeugen fuer HLK-Anlagen entwickelt. Das Szenario orientiert sich an den Gegebenheiten des heute ueblichen Planungsablaufs mit verschiedenen unabhaengigen Planern. Zentraler Bestandteil dieses Szenarios ist ein Produktdatenmodell, das sich durch eine flexible und offene Beschreibung von Gebaeude und technischer Anlage auszeichnet. Es wird eine, als ein Metamodell bezeichnete, uebergeordnete Struktur vorgeschlagen, mit deren Hilfe das Produktdatenmodell einheitlich und ueberschaubar dargestellt werden kann. Das Metamodell erleichtert zudem die Erweiterungen des Datenmodells, da Erweiterungen zunaechst auf der abstrakten Ebene des Metamodells behandelt werden koennen und erst in einem zweiten Schritt ausformuliert werden. Um nicht eine Vielzahl von technischen Komponenten abbilden zu muessen, wird ein allgemeines Datenmodell fuer technische Komponenten vorgeschlagen, das mit Hilfe eines abstrakten Datentyps 'Parameter' implementiert wird. Das im Rahmen dieser Arbeit implementierte System ermoeglicht erstmalig, Simulationsmodelle fuer das thermische Verhalten eines Gebaeudes direkt aus dem Planungsprozess abzuleiten. Es wird aufgezeigt, wie dieses System in einen kooperativen Planungsprozess eingebaut werden kann. Der Nachweis fuer die Einsatzfaehigkeit dieses Szenarios wird an einem Beispiel erbracht. Dabei werden Gebaeudedaten aus einem CAD-System uebernommen, das Gebaeudemodell aufgebaut und dem Simulationssystem zur Verfuegung gestellt. (orig.)

  6. Energy report for Bavaria, 1998/99. Data on the development of the Bavarian energy industry, with an energy balance; Energiebericht Bayern 1998/99. Daten zur Entwicklung der bayerischen Energiewirtschaft mit Energiebilanz

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    1999-07-01

    The energy report presents an annotated statistical review of energy supply in Bavaria and addresses the energy policy and resulting activities of the Bavarian Land government. The energy balance and tabulated data for the various branches of the energy industry predominantly cover the year 1997, but whenever available, data for the years 1998 and 1999 have been included. As in previous energy reports, an annex to the report contains statements of the Bavarian Land government in reply to written questions of members of the Land Parliament, and energy policy decisions of the Land Parliament taken within the reporting period. (orig./CB) [German] Der vorliegende Bericht zeigt die Entwicklung der Energieversorung in Bayern und gibt einen Ueberblick ueber die energiepolitischen Aktivitaeten der Staatsregierung. Die Energiebilanz und die Datentabellen zu den einzelnen Energiezweigen beziehen sich im allgemeinen auf das Jahr 1997. Soweit bei einigen Energietraegern bereits Zahlen fuer 1998 und 1999 vorliegen, wurden sie in den Bericht mit aufgenommen. Im Anhang des Energieberichts sind wieder Stellungnahmen der Bayerischen Staatsregierung zu Schriftlichen Anfragen von Abgeordneten sowie Beschluessen des Bayerischen Landtags zur Energiepolitik aus dem Berichtszeitraum wiedergegeben. (orig.)

  7. Development of a regional concept for energy management for the region of Karlsruhe. Final report; Entwicklung eines regionalen Energiemanagement-Konzeptes und Anwendung auf die TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe. Endbericht

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    Rentz, O.; Fichtner, W.; Frank, M. [Karlsruhe Univ. (T.H.) (Germany). Inst. fuer Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion; Wolf, M.A.; Rejman, M.; Eyerer, P. [Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Chemische Technologie (ICT) (Germany); Reimert, R.; Schulz, A.; Buren, V. v. [Karlsruhe Univ. (T.H.) (Germany). Engler-Bunte-Institut Bereich 1 - Gas, Erdoel und Kohle; Schaefers, B.; Bernart, Y. [Karlsruhe Univ. (T.H.) (DE). Institut fuer Soziologie (IfSoz) (Germany)

    2002-09-01

    Major objectives of this project are: to prepare a cross-disciplinary analysis of all characteristic aspects of the energy supply and demand patterns of a group of selected energy-intensive companies in the Karlsruhe and Rhine harbour area (5 industrial power consumers, 1 utility), to identify practical approaches for optimization and integration of energy and material flows, (networking), and to develop optimised investment and energy supply options within the framework of given conditions. The basis of the optimal solution and energy network presented and explained in detail is a new combined-cycle power plant running as a gas-fired CHP plant, substituting about 50% of the systems formerly used. (orig./CB) [German] Fragestellungen der Effizienzsteigerung und der Verwertung von Abfaellen und Abwaerme gewinnen an Relevanz vor dem Hintergrund der begrenzten Aufnahmekapazitaet der Umweltmedien fuer Schadstoffe. Im Rahmen des Projektes wurde am Beispiel der Region Karlsruhe (5 Industrieunternehmen und 1 EVU) die Entwicklung betriebsuebergreifender Energieversorgungssysteme (Netzwerke) interdisziplinaer analysiert und beschrieben. Zielsetzungen des Projekts waren unter anderem: Bestimmung von zukunftsfaehigen Optionen, intelligente Vernetzung von Energiestroemen, wirtschaftliche Optimierung betriebsuebergreifender Energiemanagement-Loesungen. Die optimale vorgestellte Loesung ist charakterisiert durch den Neubau einer zentralen, gasgefeuerten GuD-Anlage, die etwa die Haelfte der bisherigen Anlagen ersetzt und zusammen mit den weiterhin genutzten Anlagen die Energieversorgung der Unternehmen sicherstellt. (orig./CB)

  8. Development and prototypical application of analysis methods for complex anion mixtures in waters and heavy metal organyls in sediments; Entwicklung und prototypische Anwendung von Analysenverfahren fuer komplexe Anionengemische in Waessern und Schwermetallorganylen in Sedimenten. Schlussbericht

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    Anders, B.; Knoechel, A.; Potgeter, H.; Staub, S.; Stocker, M.

    2002-07-01

    When it comes to assessing the hazards emanating from heavy pollutants in waters mere elemental analysis provides too little information. Due to the great differences in toxicity and mobility it is important to know more about the exact species in question. This is particularly true of heavy metals that form stable organyls, specifically As, Pb, Sn and Hg, but also of alkylated arsenic acids, which need to be measured in complex anion mixtures. The purpose of the present project was to develop robust, powerful analysis methods and thus overcome the existing deficit in reliable analysis methods for these substances. An important approach in this connection is the use of coupled chromatography and detection systems for separation and analysis. [German] Hinsichtlich der von einer Schwermetallbelastung in Gewaessern ausgehenden Gefahren liefert die reine Elementanalytik nur unzureichende Aussagen. Aufgrund der grossen Unterschiede in Toxiditaet und Mobilitaet ist die Kenntnis der jeweils vorliegenden Spezies bedeutungsvoll. Dies gilt in besonderem Masse fuer die stabile Organyle bildenden Schwermetalle As, Pb, Sn und Hg sowie die alkylierten Arsensaeuren, die es innerhalb komplexer Anionengemische zu bestimmen gilt. Hinsichtlich ihrer sicheren Bestimmung bestehen methodische Defizite, die das vorliegende Projekt durch die Entwicklung robuster, nachweisstarker Analysenverfahren zu beseitigen versucht. Grosse Bedeutung kommt dabei gekoppelten Systemen aus Chromatographie und Detektion als Trenn- und Bestimmungsmethode zu. (orig.)

  9. Biological and chemical development of mining lakes. Status report 1998/1999. Data acquisition, methods, trends; Biologische und chemische Entwicklung von Bergbaurestseen. Statusbericht 1998/1999. Bestandsaufnahme, Methoden und Entwicklungen

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    Friese, K.; Tuempling, W. von (eds.)

    2000-07-01

    Acidification of mining lakes in central Germany and the Lausitz was investigated for three aspects: 1.) biological dynamics and material effects on plancton abundance and variety; 2.) Chemical and microbiological interactions between sediments influenced by mining (authochthone, allochthone) and water phase 3. 3.) Limnological and hydrochemical development of water systems in abandoned mining areas with a view to environmental quality and/or utilisation. The following objects were investigated. a) Goitsche open-cast mine (Bitterfeld district); b) Lake 111 (Koyne/Pllessa district), - Lakes 107, 117 (Koyne/Plessa district), Lake b (Schlabendorf-Nord district). [German] Kernproblem in den Braunkohlengebieten der neuen Bundeslaender ist die Versauerung von Bergbauseen. Die Bearbeitung des Verbundprojektes konzentriert sich in den Bergbaufolgelandschaften der Regionen Mitteldeutschland und Lausitz auf bergbaulich gestoerte und in Veraenderung befindliche Oberflaechenwasser-Systeme. Arbeitziele sind 1.) die Vertiefung der Kenntnisse zur biologischen Dynamik und zum stofflichen Einfluss auf die Diversitaet und Abundanz von Plankton in sauren Bergbauseen 2) Untersuchungen zu spezifischen Wechselwirkungen (chemisch, mikrobiologisch) zwischen bergbaulich beeinflussten Sedimenten (autochthon, allochthon) und der Wasserphase 3. Betrachtungen der limnologischen und hydrochemischen Entwicklung der Wassersysteme in Bergbaufolgelandschaften hinsichtlich Umweltqualitaetszielen und/oder Nutzungszielen. Im Rahmen des Verbundprojektes werden von den Sektionen Gewaesserforschung, Hydrogeologie, Analytik, Bodenforschung und Umweltmikrobiologie in Mitteldeutschland und der Lausitz folgende Objekte bearbeitet: a) Tagebaukomplex Goitsche (Bitterfelder Revier) und b) Restloch 111 (Revier Koyne/Plessa), - Restloch 107, 117 (Revier Koyne/Plessa), - Restloch B (Revier Schlabendorf-Nord). (orig.)

  10. Air Baltic: Estonian Air on nurka surutud / Teele Tammeorg

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    Tammeorg, Teele

    2010-01-01

    Air Balticu asepresidendi Janis Vanagsi hinnangul on Estonian Air aastaid jätnud tähelepanuta oma peamised turismiturud ning on praegu halvas seisus. Air Baltic on endiselt huvitatud Estonian Airi ostust. Majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniminister Juhan Partsi seisukoht

  11. Air Cleaning Technologies

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    2005-01-01

    Executive Summary Objective This health technology policy assessment will answer the following questions: When should in-room air cleaners be used? How effective are in-room air cleaners? Are in-room air cleaners that use combined HEPA and UVGI air cleaning technology more effective than those that use HEPA filtration alone? What is the Plasmacluster ion air purifier in the pandemic influenza preparation plan? The experience of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) locally, nationally, and internationally underscored the importance of administrative, environmental, and personal protective infection control measures in health care facilities. In the aftermath of the SARS crisis, there was a need for a clearer understanding of Ontario’s capacity to manage suspected or confirmed cases of airborne infectious diseases. In so doing, the Walker Commission thought that more attention should be paid to the potential use of new technologies such as in-room air cleaning units. It recommended that the Medical Advisory Secretariat of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care evaluate the appropriate use and effectiveness of such new technologies. Accordingly, the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee asked the Medical Advisory Secretariat to review the literature on the effectiveness and utility of in-room air cleaners that use high-efficiency particle air (HEPA) filters and ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) air cleaning technology. Additionally, the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee prioritized a request from the ministry’s Emergency Management Unit to investigate the possible role of the Plasmacluster ion air purifier manufactured by Sharp Electronics Corporation, in the pandemic influenza preparation plan. Clinical Need Airborne transmission of infectious diseases depends in part on the concentration of breathable infectious pathogens (germs) in room air. Infection control is achieved by a combination of administrative, engineering

  12. Clean Air and Water

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    2007-04-10

    The air we breathe and the water we drink are both vital components of our health. Nevertheless, bacteria, pollutants, and other contaminates can alter life-giving air and water into health-threatening hazards. Learn about how scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention work to protect the public from air and water-related health risks.  Created: 4/10/2007 by CDC National Center for Environmental Health.   Date Released: 4/13/2007.

  13. AIR / SEA RESCUE LAUNCHES

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    W.H. Rice

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available The Motor Boat Wing of the South African Air Force was inaugurated some thirty eight years ago.With its main base at Gordon's Bay, the wing was formed to operate the various marine craft used to provide a service to the flying component of the South African Air Force. Its main function was to be air/sea rescue, but it also had to man and maintain armoured target boats, seaplane tenders, marine tenders and the 'bomb scows', used for recovering practise bombs and missiles and for laying and lifting moorings.

  14. Mid-air Acrobatics

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    LlU FENG'AN

    2011-01-01

    On September 1 two new aerobatic demonstration teams,theSky Wing and the Red Falcon,debuted at an air show held in Changchun,capital of northeast China's Jilin Province.The show was staged at a ceremony held by the Aviation University of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force.Also performing at the show was the 50-year-old Bayi aerobatic demonstration team.The teams demonstrated their superlative flying skills,which showcase the quality of the air force's rigorous pilot training.

  15. Air/liquid collectors

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    Jensen, Søren Østergaard; Olesen, Ole; Kristiansen, Finn Harken

    1997-01-01

    This report determine efficiency equations for combined air/liquid solar collectors by measurements on to different air/liquid collectors. Equations which contain all relevant informations on the solar collectors. A simulation program (Kviksol) has been modified in order to be able to handle this...... kind of collectors. The modified simulation program has been used for the determination of the surplus in performance which solar heating systems with this type of solar collectors for combined preheating of ventilation air and domestic hot water will have. The simulation program and the efficiency...

  16. Air Quality Monitoring Programme

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    Kemp, K.; Palmgren, F.

    The air quality in Danish cities has been monitored continuously since 1982 within the Danish Air Quality (LMP) network. The aim has been to follow the concentration levels of toxic pollutants in the urban atmosphere and to provide the necessary knowledge to assess the trends, to perform source...... apportionment, and to evaluate the chemical reactions and the dispersion of the pollutants in the atmosphere. In 2002 the air quality was measured in four Danish cities and at two background sites. NO2 and PM10 were at several stations found in concentrations above the new EU limit values, which the Member...

  17. Air/Water Purification

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    1992-01-01

    After 18 years of research into air/water pollution at Stennis Space Center, Dr. B. C. Wolverton formed his own company, Wolverton Environmental Services, Inc., to provide technology and consultation in air and water treatment. Common houseplants are used to absorb potentially harmful materials from bathrooms and kitchens. The plants are fertilized, air is purified, and wastewater is converted to clean water. More than 100 U.S. communities have adopted Wolverton's earlier water hyacinth and artificial marsh applications. Catfish farmers are currently evaluating the artificial marsh technology as a purification system.

  18. Olefin metathesis in air

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    Lorenzo Piola

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Since the discovery and now widespread use of olefin metathesis, the evolution of metathesis catalysts towards air stability has become an area of significant interest. In this fascinating area of study, beginning with early systems making use of high oxidation state early transition metal centers that required strict exclusion of water and air, advances have been made to render catalysts more stable and yet more functional group tolerant. This review summarizes the major developments concerning catalytic systems directed towards water and air tolerance.

  19. Air issues update

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    NONE

    2001-07-01

    A government sponsored poll revealed that the primary environmental concern for Ontarians in 2000 was air pollution. While scientists tend to focus on smog episodes, greenhouse gas emissions, acid rain or emissions of toxic pollutants, the public shows concern in more practical terms such as the overall impact of poor air quality on people and the ecosystem, and how this will affect future life on earth. It was emphasized that policy makers should try to apply this holistic approach to the complex issues associated with air quality. Climate change, acid rain and ultraviolet radiation are some examples of how air emissions impact on ecosystems. Other examples include elevated levels of mercury in otters in Ontario. Climate change has also been linked with the re-acidification of lakes, as droughts typically occur in years following an El Nino cycle which has been pronounced as a possible consequence of greenhouse gas emissions. The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) has reviewed the efforts of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) regarding the regulation of air quality. The MOE has proposed several initiatives, including newer air dispersion models into legislation, establishing a new consultation process for applying new air quality standards to emission sources, an expansion of the Drive Clean Program, and a discussion paper on a proposed emission cap and trade system. This paper presents ECO's review of these initiatives and provides updates on other air quality issues such as control of emissions from Ontario's transportation, industrial and electricity sectors. It also described policy proposals related to standard-setting for air pollutants, as well as the newly adopted Canada-wide Standards for Particulate Matter and Ozone. A progress report on Ontario's Anti-Smog Action Plan (ASAP) confirms that major reductions in NO{sub x} expected from Ontario's coal-fired power plants never materialized. Emissions of nitrogen oxide

  20. The impact of Erasmus mobility on the professional career: Empirical results of international studies on temporary student and teaching staff mobility Die Auswirkungen der Erasmus-Mobilität auf die berufliche Entwicklung : empirische Ergebnisse internationaler Studien über temporäre Mobilität von Studierenden und Lehrenden

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    Constanze Engel

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The impact of an Erasmus study period abroad for mobile students and teaching assignments of Erasmus teachers on professional development is the focus of the article. Temporary study abroad is expected to have a positive impact on personal and academic development, but also to be conducive to transition to employment and career development. Though the impact has been declining, study abroad remains an important experience for the professional career. Erasmus teaching assignments often do not last longer than a few days. Nevertheless, mobile teachers report a positive impact on their career. The article is based on the VALERA Study1 “The professional value of Erasmus mobility”, a European-wide evaluation study by the International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel.Im Zentrum des Artikels steht der Einfluss temporärer internationaler Studien- und Lehraufenthalte auf den Berufsweg ehemaliger Erasmus Studierender und Lehrender. Es wird erwartet, dass ein Auslandsaufenthalt während des Studiums nicht nur auf die persönliche und akademische Entwicklung der mobilen Studierenden einen positiven Einfluss hat, sondern auch auf den Übergang in den Beruf und die erste Karriere. Ein Auslandsaufenthalt im Studium hat einen sehr wichtigen Einfluss auf die berufliche Entwicklung ehemals mobiler Studierender, auch wenn der individuelle Ertrag im Laufe der Zeit gesunken ist. Lehraufenthalte im Rahmen des Erasmus Programmes dauern häufig nicht länger als wenige Tage. Dennoch berichten auch die Erasmus Lehrenden von einem positiven Einfluss des Lehraufenthaltes im Ausland auf ihre berufliche Entwicklung. Dieser Artikel basiert auf Ergebnissen der VALERA-Studie “Der berufliche Ertrag der Erasmus-Mobilität“, einer europaweiten Evaluierungstudie des Erasmus Programms durchgeführt vom Internationalen Zentrum für Hochschulforschung Kassel.

  1. Emission Facilities - Air Emission Plants

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — Represents the Primary Facility type Air Emission Plant (AEP) point features. Air Emissions Plant is a DEP primary facility type related to the Air Quality Program....

  2. Introduction to Indoor Air Quality

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    ... US Environmental Protection Agency Search Search Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Share Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Contact Us ... Indoor Air Quality An Introduction to Indoor Air Quality IAQ & Health Causes of IAQ Problems Identifying IAQ ...

  3. Ambient Air Quality Data Inventory

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Office of Air and Radiation??s (OAR) Ambient Air Quality Data (Current) contains ambient air pollution data collected by EPA, other federal agencies, as well as...

  4. Ambient Air Quality Data Inventory

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Office of Air and Radiation's (OAR) Ambient Air Quality Data (Current) contains ambient air pollution data collected by EPA, other federal agencies, as well as...

  5. Air Quality Guide for Ozone

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    Local Air Quality Conditions Zip Code: State : My Current Location Air Quality Guide for Ozone Ground-level ozone is one of our nation’s most common air pollutants. Use the chart below to help reduce ...

  6. Air transportation energy efficiency

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    Williams, L. J.

    1977-01-01

    The energy efficiency of air transportation, results of the recently completed RECAT studies on improvement alternatives, and the NASA Aircraft Energy Efficiency Research Program to develop the technology for significant improvements in future aircraft were reviewed.

  7. Criteria Air Emissions Trends

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Air Emissions Trends site provides national trends of criteria pollutant and precursor emissions data based on the the National Emissions Inventory (NEI) from...

  8. Indoor air quality

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    Indoor Air Quality is rapidly becoming a major environmental concern because a significant amount of people spend a substantial amount of time in a variety of different indoor environments. Health effects from indoor pollutants fall into two categories: those that are experienced immediately after exposure and those that do not show up until years later. They are: radon, formaldehyde, asbestos, lead and household organic chemicals. The authors presented a source-by-source look at the most common indoor air pollutants, their potential health effects, and ways to reduce their levels in the home. There are three basic strategies to improve indoor air quality: one method is source control, another is through ventilation improvements, and the third is the utilization of some sort of mechanical device such as air cleaners

  9. Transportation and Air Quality

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    ... factors research. - Modeling & Inventories - Testing & Measuring Emissions - Clean Automotive Technologies - Emission Factors Research This page is maintained by EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) . For more: About Us | Get E-mail ...

  10. Air conditioning system

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    Lowenstein, Andrew; Miller, Jeffrey; Gruendeman, Peter; DaSilva, Michael

    2005-02-01

    An air conditioner comprises a plurality of plates arranged in a successively stacked configuration with portions thereof having a spaced apart arrangement, and defining between successive adjacent pairs of plates at the spaced apart portions a first and second series of discrete alternating passages wherein a first air stream is passed through the first series of passages and a second air stream is passed through the second series of passages; and said stacked configuration of plates forming integrally therewith a liquid delivery means for delivering from a source a sufficient quantity of a liquid to the inside surfaces of the first series of fluid passages in a manner which provides a continuous flow of the liquid from a first end to a second end of the plurality of plates while in contact with the first air stream.

  11. Indoor air pollution

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    Although official efforts to control air pollution have traditionally focused on outdoor air, it is now apparent that elevated contaminant concentrations are common inside some private and public buildings. Concerns about potential public health problems due to indoor air pollution are based on evidence that urban residents typically spend more than 90 percent of their time indoors, concentrations of some contaminants are higher indoors than outdoors, and for some pollutants personal exposures are not characterized adequately by outdoor measurements. Among the more important indoor contaminants associated with health or irritation effects are passive tobacco smoke, radon decay products, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, formaldehyde, asbestos fibers, microorganisms and aeroallergens. Efforts to assess health risks associated with indoor air pollution are limited by insufficient information about the number of people exposed, the pattern and severity of exposures, and the health consequences of exposures. An overall strategy should be developed to investigate indoor exposures, health effects, control options, and public policy alternatives

  12. Indoor air quality

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    Rising energy prices, among other factors, have generated an incentive to reduce ventilation rates and thereby reduce the cost of heating and cooling buildings. Reduced ventilation in buildings may significantly increase exposure to indoor air pollution and perhaps have adverse effects on occupant health and comfort. Preliminary findings suggest that reduced ventilation may adversely affect indoor air quality unless appropriate control strategies are undertaken. The strategies used to control indoor air pollution depend on the specific pollutant or class of pollutants encountered, and differ somewhat depending on whether the application is to an existing building or a new building under design and construction. Whenever possible, the first course of action is prevention or reduction of pollutant emissions at the source. In most buildings, control measures involve a combination of prevention, removal, and suppression. Common sources of indoor air pollution in buildings, the specific pollutants emitted by each source, the potential health effects, and possible control techniques are discussed

  13. Radioactive air sampling methods

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    Maiello, Mark L

    2010-01-01

    Although the field of radioactive air sampling has matured and evolved over decades, it has lacked a single resource that assimilates technical and background information on its many facets. Edited by experts and with contributions from top practitioners and researchers, Radioactive Air Sampling Methods provides authoritative guidance on measuring airborne radioactivity from industrial, research, and nuclear power operations, as well as naturally occuring radioactivity in the environment. Designed for industrial hygienists, air quality experts, and heath physicists, the book delves into the applied research advancing and transforming practice with improvements to measurement equipment, human dose modeling of inhaled radioactivity, and radiation safety regulations. To present a wide picture of the field, it covers the international and national standards that guide the quality of air sampling measurements and equipment. It discusses emergency response issues, including radioactive fallout and the assets used ...

  14. Regional Air Quality Data

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — This asset provides data on regional air quality, including trace level SO2, nitric acid, ozone, carbon monoxide, and NOy; and particulate sulfate, nitrate, and...

  15. Air Data Calibration Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — This facility is for low altitude subsonic altimeter system calibrations of air vehicles. Mission is a direct support of the AFFTC mission. Postflight data merge is...

  16. INDOOR AIR QUALITY ANALYSIS

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    Wang, Xin

    2010-01-01

    With the development of modern architecture, one of the building's interior decoration, furnishings, appliances and equipment have become increasingly demanding, making construction of the indoor environment of increasing pollution, increasing pollution, indoor environmental pollution hazards to human is also a growing the greater. This thesis summarizes the major indoor air pollution sources and major pollutants. Indoor air pollutants are formaldehyde, radon, ammonia, total volatile org...

  17. Indoor Air Pollution

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    Kirk R Smith

    2003-01-01

    Outdoor air pollution in developing-country cities is difficult to overlook. Indoor air pollution caused by burning such traditional fuels as wood, crop residues, and dung is less evident, yet it is responsible for a significant part of country and global disease burdens. The main groups affected are poor women and children in rural areas and urban slums as they go about their daily activi...

  18. INDOOR AIR POLLUTION

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    Ahmet Soysal; Yucel Demiral

    2007-01-01

    The existance of hazardious materials including biological, chemical, and physical agents such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, radon, volotile organic compounds, microorganisms in houses and the other non-industrilized buildings have been defined as “indoor air pollution”. Indoor air pollutants could possible arised from inside or outside environment and categorized into six subgroups. Almost 80% Turkish population have living in the urban areas...

  19. Air Distribution in Rooms

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    Nielsen, Peter V.

    The research on air distribution in rooms is often done as full-size investigations, scale-model investigations or by Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). New activities have taken place within all three areas and this paper draws comparisons between the different methods. The outcome of the l......EA sponsored research "Air Flow Pattern within Buildings" is used for comparisons in some parts of the paper because various types of experiments and many countries are involved....

  20. Hot Air Engines

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    P. Stouffs

    2011-01-01

    Invented in 1816, the hot-air engines have known significant commercial success in the nineteenth century, before falling into disuse. Nowadays they enjoy a renewed interest for some specific applications. The "hot-air engines" family is made up of two groups: Stirling engines and Ericsson engines. The operating principle of Stirling and Ericsson engines, their troubled history, their advantages and their niche applications are briefly presented, especially in the field of...

  1. Air gun test facility

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    This paper describes a facility that is potentially useful in providing data for models to predict the effects of nuclear explosions on cities. IIT Research Institute has a large air gun facility capable of launching heavy items of a wide variety of geometries to velocities ranging from about 80 fps to 1100 fps. The facility and its capabilities are described, and city model problem areas capable of investigation using the air gun are presented

  2. Der Trainings-Assistent der Siemens AG Medical Solutions, Basic Research and Development, GT 2 New Care Solutions : Entwicklung und Erprobung eines computergestützten multimedialen Trainings in der stationären orthopädischen Rehabilitation von Patien

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    Eisermann, Uwe

    2004-01-01

    In der Abhandlung wird die Entwicklung und Erprobung des „Trainings-Assistenten“ beschrieben und bewertet. Der Trainings-Assistent ist ein computergestütztes Konzept für den Einsatz in der orthopädischen Rehabilitation und eine Komponente in der als „Reha-Assistent“ bezeichneten Tele-Reha-Plattform der Siemens AG Medical Solutions. Im einleitenden Teil der Abhandlung werden die Grundlagen der Rehabilitation von Patienten mit Hüfttotalendoprothese (H-TEP) oder Knietotalendoprothese (K-TEP), de...

  3. Canada's Clean Air Act

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    This paper provided an outline of Canada's Clean Air Act and examined some of the regulatory changes that will occur as a result of its implementation. The Act is being introduced to strengthen the legislative basis for taking action on reducing air pollution and GHGs, and will allow the government to regulate both indoor and outdoor air pollutants and GHGs. The Act will require the Ministers of the Environment and Health to establish national air quality objectives, as well as to monitor and report on their attainment. The Canadian Environmental Protection Act will be amended to enable the government to regulate the blending of fuels and their components. The Motor Vehicle Fuel Consumption Standards Act will also be amended to enhance the government's authority to regulate vehicle fuel efficiency. The Energy Efficiency Act will also be expanded to allow the government to set energy efficiency standards and labelling requirements for a wider range of consumer and commercial products. The Act will commit to short, medium and long-term industrial air pollution targets. Regulations will be proposed for emissions from industry; on-road and off-road vehicles and engines; and consumer and commercial products. It was concluded that the Government of Canada will continue to consult with provinces, territories, industries and Canadians to set and reach targets for the reduction of both indoor and outdoor air pollutants and GHG emissions. 6 figs

  4. Clean air Hamilton

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    McCarry, B.E. [McMaster Univ., Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    2002-07-01

    The industrial City of Hamilton is located on Lake Ontario, downwind from the Ohio Valley. The Hamilton Air Quality Initiative (HAQI) was divided in several phases, one of which is Clean Air Hamilton. This most recent phase was described in this presentation. Two major goals of this phase were: to ensure that the City of Hamilton has the best air quality of any major urban area in Ontario, and to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases by 20 per cent compared to the levels in 1990. There were five main objectives to this initiative, namely: (1) the identification of priority air quality issues, (2) achieving an understanding of air quality issues, (3) the identification of sources, the evaluation of impacts and the recommendation of solutions, (4) the assessment of human health, and (5) the identification of further research. The reduction of air quality impacts is progressing through the support provided to the Drive Clean Program, the discouragement of vehicle idling, the support to car pooling initiatives, and the promotion of green vehicles. The implementation of pollution control technologies is taking place on the industrial side, as well as the development of plans to reduce steel industry emissions, the development of energy conservation measures and the promotion of green building practices. Efforts are being deployed over fleet greening partnerships, community tree planting program, an international air conference, an electronic information network linking the United States and the communities of Southern Ontario, a road dust study, a truck emissions research project, the assessment of human health impacts, and finally methods for the monitoring of local improvements. figs.

  5. The Prevalence of Power-Sharing: Exploring the Patterns of Post-Election Peace Die Verbreitung von Power-Sharing: Bedingungen für eine friedliche Entwicklung nach Wahlen

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    Anna K. Jarstad

    2009-01-01

    Statistiken aus der Post-Accord Elections (PAE Datensammlung, die in diesem Artikel präsentiert werden, haben gleichwohl ergeben, dass Frieden, Power-Sharing und Demokratie eng miteinander verflochten sind; Friedensabkommen sehen heute in den meisten Fällen sowohl Power-Sharing als auch Wahlen vor. Im Gegensatz zu früheren Forschungen, die von der Annahme ausgingen, das Power-Sharing ein Instrument zur Beendigung von Gewalt darstellt, belegen die Daten, dass der Konflikt häufig nach Unterzeichnung eines Abkommens fortlebt, auch wenn Regelungen zur Machtteilung vorgesehen sind. Dass Power-Sharing Wahlen begünstigt, lässt sich nicht belegen; im Gegenteil, es kommt häufiger vor, dass nach einem Friedensprozess ohne Power-Sharing-Abkommen Wahlen abgehalten werden. Eine Periode der Machtteilung vor Wahlen scheint eine anschließende friedliche Entwicklung nicht zu fördern; Wahlen sind in diesem Fall ähnlich konfliktreich wie Wahlen, die nach Friedensvereinbarungen ohne Machtteilungsklauseln abgehalten wurden. Als gute Nachricht kann gelten, dass Power-Sharing keinen negativen Effekt auf eine friedliche Entwicklung nach Wahlen zu haben scheint.

  6. Computers in Air Defence

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    P. V.S. Rao

    1987-10-01

    Full Text Available With man's mastery over the third dimension - the near atmosphere and space- it has become increasingly necessary to protect oneself not merely from attacks from land and the sea but, more importantly, from attacks from the air. This was recognised even during the World War II and a rudimentary air defence capability was sought to be established; by the manul (visual surveillance and the anti-aircraft guns. The advent of radar signified a major advance in air defence technology and techniques. Rather than depend on visual observation and the hazards and limitations thereof, it became possible with radar to detect the presence of flying objects at much great distances. The PPI display of a conventional air-surveillance radar permits an operator to scan the sky for several hundreds of kilometers all around. Early radar-based air defence systems were dependent on human observation and decision making for detecting targets, identifying them, deciding on interception strategy and for recovering the interceptor after completion of his mission. This was feasible because, with a radar of between 200 to 400 kilometers and aircraft speeds in the range of 500 kilometers per hour, upto 30 minutes warning was available before the target was overhead.

  7. Indoor air pollution

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    Indoor air pollution after being a neglected subject for a number of years, is attracting attention recently because it is a side effect of energy crisis. About 50% of world's 6 billion population, mostly in developing countries, depend on biomass and coal in the form of wood, dung and crop residues for domestic energy because of poverty. These materials are burnt in simple stoves with incomplete combustion and infants, children and women are exposed to high levels of indoor air pollution for a considerable period, approximately between 2-4 hours daily. Current worldwide trade in wood fuel is over US $7 billion and about 2 million people are employed full time in production and marketing it. One of the most annoying and common indoor pollutant in both, developing and developed countries, is cigarette smoke. Children in gas-equipped homes had higher incidences of respiratory disease. Babies' DNA can be damaged even before they are born if their mothers breathe polluted air. Exposure to indoor air pollution may be responsible for nearly 2 million excess deaths in developing countries and for 4% of the global burden of the disease. Only a few indoor pollutants have been studied in detail. Indoor air pollution is a major health threat on which further research is needed to define the extent of the problem more precisely and to determine solutions by the policy-makers instead of neglecting it because sufferers mostly belong to Third World countries. (author)

  8. Infants Can Study Air Science.

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    Ward, Alan

    1983-01-01

    Provided are activities and demonstrations which can be used to teach infants about the nature of air, uses of air, and objects that fly in the air. The latter include airships, hot-air balloons, kites, parachutes, airplanes, and Hovercraft. (JN)

  9. Selection of Air Terminal Device

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    Nielsen, Peter V.

    This paper discusses the selection of the air terminal device for the experiments and numerical prediction in the International Energy Agency Annex 20 work: Air Flow Pattern within Buildings,......This paper discusses the selection of the air terminal device for the experiments and numerical prediction in the International Energy Agency Annex 20 work: Air Flow Pattern within Buildings,...

  10. Concept and development of tilting bogies for the DB AG`s class 611 diesel multiple unit train; Konzeption und Entwicklung der Neigetechnik-Drehgestelle fuer den Dieseltriebzug der Baureihe 611 der DB AG

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    Schueller, U.; Benker, T. [Adtranz GmbH, Nuernberg (Germany)

    1997-09-01

    The use of tilting trains opens up new perspectives for the railways and calls for a continual improvement of the existing systems. The further development of tilting vehicles makes it necessary to develop new concepts, especially for the running gear and the tilting mechanism. The paper decribes possible concepts for the development of a new underfloor tilting bogie along with its implementation in practice. Short development periods and a high degree of innovation require the use of up-to-date computational efforts. For this reason, the dynamic design of the vehicle was conceived on the basis of computer simulations of the overall system, comprising tilting kinematics, controllers, wheelset coupling, etc. In addition, extensive trials were performed. The paper describes the simulation model and the trials and discusses the results of the simulation and tests. The results of the calculations and tests are well in agreement. (orig.) [Deutsch] Der Einsatz von Neigetechnikfahrzeugen eroeffnet der Bahn neue Perspektiven. Dafuer muessen die bestehenden Systeme staendig verbessert werden. Die Weiterentwicklung von Neigetechnikfahrzeugen erfordert vor allem fuer Fahrwerk und Neigetechnik innovative Konzepte. Es werden Konzeptueberlegungen zur Entwicklung eines neuen Unterflur-NeiTech-Drehgestells und ihre konstruktive Umsetzung beschrieben. Kurze Entwicklungszeiten und ein hoher Innovationsgrad bedingen den Einsatz moderner Rechentechnik. Die dynamische Auslegung des Fahrzeugs wurde deshalb auf der Grundlage simulationstechnischer Untersuchungen des Gesamtsystems mit Neigekinematik, Regler, Radsatzkopplung usw. vorgenommen. Ebenso wurde ein umfangreiches Erprobungsprogramm absolviert. Das Simulationsmodell und die Erprobungen werden beschrieben und die Simulations- und Pruefergebnisse diskutiert. Dabei zeigten die Ergebnisse von Rechnung und Messung eine gute Uebereinstimmung. (orig.)

  11. Application of laser-optical diagnostics for the support of direct-injection gasoline combustion process development; Einsatz laseroptischer Messverfahren zur Unterstuetzung der Entwicklung von Brennverfahren mit Benzin-Direkteinspritzung

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    Hentschel, W.; Meyer, H.; Stiebels, B. [Volkswagenwerk AG, Wolfsburg (Germany). Abt. Forschung und Entwicklung

    2000-07-01

    The development of direct-injection gasoline engines at Volkswagen was supported strictly from the beginning by the means of optical diagnostics and CFD-simulations. Basic phenomena, such as the formation of the in-cylinder flow field, the penetration of the spray formed by a hollow-cone swirl-type injector at high fuel pressure, the interaction of spray and flow and the formation of an ignitable mixture were analysed in details. The paper describes the laser-optical techniques-particle-image-velocimetry, laser-Doppler-anemometry, videostroboscopy, high-speed cinematography and laser-induced fluorescence - which were used during the development of the DI gasoline combustion process. Examples taken from engines with optical access to the combustion chamber demonstrate the capability of the techniques and pinpoint where the design of the combustion process benefits from experimental and simulation investigations. (orig.) [German] Die Entwicklung von Ottomotoren mit Benzin-Direkteinspritzung wurde bei Volkswagen von Beginn an konsequent durch den Einsatz optischer Messverfahren und CFD-Simulationen unterstuetzt. Damit konnten grundlegende Phaenomene, wie die Ausbildung des Stroemungsfeldes im Motorbrennraum, die Ausbreitung des durch einen Hohlkegel-Drallinjektor unter hohem Druck eingespritzten Kraftstoffs sowie die Wechselwirkung der Luftstroemung im Zylinder mit den Einspritzstrahlen und die Bildung einer zuendfaehigen Ladungswolke detailliert untersucht werden. Das Paper beschreibt die laseroptischen Messverfahren - Particle-Image-Velocimetry, Laser-Doppler-Anemometry, Video-Stroboskopie, Hochgeschwindikgkeits-Kinematographie und Laserinduzierte Fluoreszenz - die bei der Brennverfahrensentwicklung eingesetzt werden und zeigt anhand einer Reihe von konkreten Beispielen, wo Antworten auf Grundsatzfragen zur Auslegung des Brennverfahrens durch Messergebnisse an optisch zugaenglichen Motoren und durch CFD-Simulationen erarbeitet werden koennen. (orig.)

  12. The Clean Air Act

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    The Clean Air Act amendments alter the complex laws affecting atmospheric pollution and at the same time have broad implications for energy. Specifically, the Clean Air Act amendments for the first time deal with the environmental problem of acid deposition in a way that minimizes energy and economic impacts. By relying upon a market-based system of emission trading, a least cost solution will be used to reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions by almost 40 percent. The emission trading system is the centerpiece of the Clean Air Act (CAA) amendments effort to resolve energy and environmental interactions in a manner that will maximize environmental solutions while minimizing energy impacts. This paper will explore how the present CAA amendments deal with the emission trading system and the likely impact of the emission trading system and the CAA amendments upon the electric power industry

  13. Liquid air cycle engines

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    Rosevear, Jerry

    1992-01-01

    Given here is a definition of Liquid Air Cycle Engines (LACE) and existing relevant technologies. Heat exchanger design and fabrication techniques, the handling of liquid hydrogen to achieve the greatest heat sink capabilities, and air decontamination to prevent heat exchanger fouling are discussed. It was concluded that technology needs to be extended in the areas of design and fabrication of heat exchangers to improve reliability along with weight and volume reductions. Catalysts need to be improved so that conversion can be achieved with lower quantities and lower volumes. Packaging studies need to be investigated both analytically and experimentally. Recycling with slush hydrogen needs further evaluation with experimental testing.

  14. Unit for air decontamination

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    To fulfill the applicable requirements of safety to the ventilation systems in nuclear facilities, it is necessary to make a cleaning of the air that hurtles to the atmosphere. For that which was designed and it manufactured an unit for decontamination of the air for the Pilot plant of production of Nuclear Fuel that this built one with national parts, uses Hepa national filters and the design can adapt for different dimensions of filters, also can be added a lodging for a prefilter or to adopt two Hepa filters. (Author)

  15. Air the excellent canopy

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    Fahy, F

    2013-01-01

    We take it for granted, but without it we perish and if we continue to abuse it, it may kill us in the end. This fascinating text provides an understanding and appreciation of the role that air plays in our environment and its importance in relation to human life and technology. Aimed at those who are scientifically curious but who have no specialist training, it contains no mathematical equations and relies upon the qualitative descriptions and analogies to explain the more technical parts of the text together with simple home experiments to illustrate a range of air-based phenomena. Liberall

  16. Air Freight and Logistics Services

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    Kiso, Fadila; Deljanin, Abidin

    2009-01-01

    Air transport industry has gradually increased its share of global passenger and freight traffic, and this trend has accelerated in the last 40 years. For the past decade, air-freight traffic growth has outpaced air passenger traffic growth by 1-2% each year. In the past, air-freight sector offered limited services, with heavy reliance on several intermediaries and a significant dependence on air passenger operations. The sector can now be characterized as a sophisticated, innovative one, rel...

  17. 33 CFR 334.1280 - Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force. 334.1280 Section 334.1280 Navigation and Navigable... REGULATIONS § 334.1280 Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force....

  18. Development of a burner system / combustion chamber system for a light heating oil operated micro gas turbine; Entwicklung eines Brenner-/ Brennkammersystems fuer eine mit Heizoel EL betriebene Mikrogasturbine

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    Schmitz, I.; Scherer, V. [Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum (Germany). Lehrstuhl fuer Energieanlagen- und Energieprozesstechnik

    2009-07-01

    The authors of the contribution under consideration report on a design and experimental investigation of a micro gas turbine consisting combustion chamber for light fuel oil. The times of self-ignition and the flame velocities under the operating conditions of micro gas turbines are the starting point. The geometry of the premix-burners was designed by means of numeric flow simulations. Subsequently, an allocation of air in the combustion chamber system, necessary for lean premixed combustion, was adjusted by geometrical optimization (computations of the pressure loss). Measurements of pollutants of the combustion chamber test stand resulted in a stable and low-pollution combustion (NO{sub x} < 30 ppm, CO < 20 ppm) over a large area of load.

  19. Development of an adsorption reactor for domestic heating and solar cooling applications; Entwicklung und Nutzungspotential eines Sorptionsreaktors zur solaren Heizungsunterstuetzung und solaren Kuehlung

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    Nunez, T.; Henning, H.M. [Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Solare Energiesysteme (ISE), Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany); Mittelbach, W. [sorTech AG, Freiburg (Germany)

    2004-07-01

    With the aim to reduce the amount of primary energy used for domestic heating purposes the introduction of heat driven heat pumps can provide a significant improvement in fossil fuel utilisation. Furthermore, if the design of the heat pump allows the additional use of its cooling properties, year round operation becomes possible using waste or solar heat in summer in order to provide cooling for air conditioning applications. In this paper the development of a prototype of a small adsorption system working on the adsorption pair silica gel - water is presented. The development of this prototype has been carried out during the last year and is a result of continued joint work on adsorption heat transformation systems carried out at SorTech AG and the Fraunhofer Institute. First simulation results of the performance of an adsorption system for heating and air-conditioning applications are presented. The basis for the simulated system is a solar combi-system with a gas fired back-up furnace as it is commonly installed for solar assisted space heating purposes. This system was combined with the adsorption heat pump and a ground heat exchanger as low temperature energy source. The adsorption system is driven by the gas furnace in the heating season, in the summer season the excess energy from the solar system is used to drive the adsorption chiller. The simulations show up to which extent the year round utilisation of the solar collectors is improved due to the operation of the adsorption system as a chiller in the summer season and its contribution to cover the heating demand in the winter season reducing fossil fuel utilisation. (orig.)

  20. Indoor air pollution

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    Indoor air pollution is a potential risk to human health. Prolonged exposure to indoor pollutants may cause various infectious, allergic and other diseases. Indoor pollutants can emanate from a broad array of internal and external sources. Internal sources include building and furnishing materials, consumer and commercial products, office equipment, micro-organisms, pesticides and human occupants activities. External sources include soil, water supplies and outside makeup air. The main indoor air pollutants of concern are inorganic gases, formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds, pesticides, radon and its daughters, particulates and microbes. The magnitude of human exposure to indoor pollutants can be estimated or predicted with the help of mathematical models which have been developed using the data from source emission testing and field monitoring of pollutants. In order to minimize human exposure to indoor pollutants, many countries have formulated guidelines / standards for the maximum permissible levels of main pollutants. Acceptable indoor air quality can be achieved by controlling indoor pollution sources and by effective ventilation system for removal of indoor pollutants. (author)

  1. Indoor air quality research

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    The various types of pollutant found in indoor air are introduced and the effects on the health of the occupants of buildings summarized. The ''sick'' building syndrome is described in detail and the need for further investigation into its causes and remedies is stressed. 8 tabs

  2. Mid-air Acrobatics

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    2011-01-01

    Two new aerobatic demonstration teams take to the skies On September 1,two new aerobatic demonstration teams,the Sky Wing and the Red Falcon,debuted at an air show held in Changchun,capital of northeast China’s Jilin Province.

  3. Russia air management program

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    Pace, T.G. [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, NC (United States); Markin, S. [Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, Moscow (Sweden); Kosenkova, S.V. [Volgograd Environmental Services Administration, Volgograd (Russian Federation)

    1995-12-31

    The Russia Air Management Program is in the second year of a four-year cooperative program between the Russian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources (MEPNR) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve national institutions, policies, and practices for air quality management in Russia. This program is part of the Environmental Policy and Technology project being conducted by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Russia Air Management Program will pilot the application of potential air program improvements in the important industrial City of Volgograd which will enable the development, practical demonstration and evaluation of alternative approaches for improving AQM policies and practices in Russia. Volgograd has a progressive and environmentally enlightened local government, a diverse industrial base and a relatively healthy economy. It is located south of Moscow on the Volga River and was proposed by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources. It was selected after a site visit and a series of discussions with the Ministry, Volgograd officials, the World Bank and the EPA. Following the pilot, RAMP will work to facilitate implementation of selected parts of the pilot in other areas of Russia using training, technology transfer, and public awareness. (author)

  4. Air Quality Monitoring Programme

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    Kemp, K.; Palmgren, F.

    The Danish Air Quality Monitoring Programme (LMP IV) has been revised in accordance with the Framework Directive and the first three daughter directives of SO2, NOx/NO2, PM10, lead, benzene, CO and ozone. PM10 samplers are under installation and the installation will be completed during 2002...

  5. Indoor Air Quality

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    Selman, Ayser Dawod; Heiselberg, Per

    Overall purpose of the research is to provide an overview of the relevance and importance of various defined Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) parameters in a European perspective. Based on the report it should be possible to prioritize which countries to target for further activities as well as it should...

  6. Hexane Air Combustion

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    Boettcher, Philipp A; Shepherd, Joseph E

    2010-01-01

    Hot surface ignition and subsequent flame propagation of premixed n-hexane air mixtures are shown in this fluid dynamics video. High speed schlieren photography revealed 3 distinct behaviors of ignition and propagation as a function of mixture composition and initial pressure.

  7. Images in the Air

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    Riveros, H. G.; Rosenberger, Franz

    2012-01-01

    This article discusses two "magic tricks" in terms of underlying optical principles. The first trick is new and produces a "ghost" in the air, and the second is the classical real image produced with two parabolic mirrors. (Contains 2 figure and 6 photos.)

  8. Ames Air Revitalization

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    Huang, Roger Z.

    2015-01-01

    This is an informal presentation presented to the University of Colorado, Boulder Bioastronautics group seminar. It highlights the key focal areas of the Air Revitalization Group research over the past year, including progress on the CO2 Removal and Compression System, testing of CDRA drying bed configurations, and adsorption research.

  9. Hydrogen-air detonations

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    General gaseous detonation propagation phenomena are briefly discussed. The importance of cellular structure and cell size to detonation initiation, transmission and failure is emphasized. Experimental measurements of cell size lambda for hydrogen-air-carbon dioxide mixtures are presented; the hydrogen/air volume ratios range between 0.16 and 1.5 and the carbon dioxide mole fractions are 0, 0.05, 0.10 and 0.15. Cell sizes are a minimum for both diluted and undiluted hydrogen-air mixtures near stoichiometric (i.e., hydrogen/air = 0.4). Minimum cell sizes for carbon dioxide mole fractions of 0, 0.05, 0.10 and 0.15 are 1.51, 2.05, 4.2 and 15.0 cm, respectively. Results of large- and small-scale critical tube diameter (d/sub c/) measurements are presented and show good agreement with the empirical scaling law, d/sub c/ = 13 lambda. Mean detonation velocities and pressures have been measured and compared to the theoretical Chapman-Jouguet values

  10. Air-cleaning apparatus

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    An air-cleaning, heat-exchange apparatus includes a main housing portion connected by means of an air inlet fan to the kitchen exhaust stack of a restaurant. The apparatus includes a plurality of heat exchangers through which a heat-absorptive fluid is circulated, simultaneously, by means of a suitable fluid pump. These heat exchangers absorb heat from the hot exhaust gas, out of the exhaust stack of the restaurant, which flows over and through these heat exchangers and transfers this heat to the circulating fluid which communicates with remote heat exchangers. These remote heat exchangers further transfer this heat to a stream of air, such as that from a cold-air return duct for supplementing the conventional heating system of the restaurant. Due to the fact that such hot exhaust gas is heavily grease laden , grease will be deposited on virtually all internal surfaces of the apparatus which this exhaust gas contacts. Consequently, means are provided for spraying these contacted internal surfaces , as well as the hot exhaust gas itself, with a detergent solution in which the grease is soluble, thereby removing grease buildup from these internal surfaces

  11. Learning AirWatch

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    Dunkerley, Mark

    2015-01-01

    If you are a technical professional who wants to dive deeper into the functionality offered by AirWatch or manage the solution, then this book will help you choose the best set of configuration, device management, and monitoring options that you can use to effectively manage your EMM implementation.

  12. Air quality indicators

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    This report proposes and describes in detail several air quality indicators that may be used to describe population exposure. The suggested indicators account for temporal and spatial patterns of pollution and movements of individuals between different micro-environments. The Air Quality Indicator /AQI) should represent both the spatial and temporal aspects of pollution exposure that may have important effects on health. Two indicators are needed, the Population Air Quality Indicator and the Individual Air Quality Indicator. Mean concentrations, 98th percentile and maximum values are the traditional indicators for estimating exposure. the temporal variability of PM-10 and NO2, however, is here described by means of: 1) The rate of change of pollution as the difference between two consecutive hourly values and of 2) episodes, described in terms of number, duration and winter episode period, maximum concentration in the episode and integrated episode exposure (episode AOT50/100). The spatial variation of AQIs can be described in several ways, e.g.: 1) Concentrations in neighbouring grid squares can be compared as an indication of spatial variation and 2) point estimates can be compared to grid values for a description of variation within a grid. Both methods are presented here. A test of the representativity of static point estimates for pollution exposure is to compare them to an estimate of air pollution exposure accounting for movements between different locations, obtained using diaries. The ultimate aim of AQIs is to describe the population exposure to ambient pollution. This is done by estimating the number of people exposed using different characteristics of AQIs. The data used to describe these indicators originates from dispersion modelling of short-term air pollution concentrations in Oslo. Two series of data are used. One represents hour-for hour concentrations in the 1 km2 grid system covering the city of Oslo, winter 1994/95, calculated by the grid

  13. Air movement - good or bad?

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    Toftum, Jørn

    2004-01-01

    Air movement - good or bad? The question can only be answered by those who are exposed when they are exposed. Human perception of air movement depends on environmental factors including air velocity, air velocity fluctuations, air temperature, and personal factors such as overall thermal sensation...... and activity level. Even for the same individual, sensitivity to air movement may change from day to day as a result of e.g. different levels of fatigue. Based on existing literature, the current paper summarizes factors influencing the human perception of air movement and attempts to specify in...... general terms when air movement is desirable and when it is not. At temperatures up to 22-23oC, at sedentary activity and with occupants feeling neutral or cooler there is a risk of air movement being perceived as unacceptable, even at low velocities. In particular, a cool overall thermal sensation...

  14. EN EL AIRE / In the air

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    Andrés López Fernández

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN En el aire es un viaje a la primera mitad del siglo XX que nos tratará de acercar la frescura y oportunidad de las calles corredor y los jardines en la ciudad vertical. Se inicia en 1909 en Nueva York, con la publicación por la revista Life de La Torre del Globo, se acerca al Inmueble-Villas y al Plan Obus para Argel de Le Corbusier, y finaliza en 1952 con el proyecto para el conjunto residencial de Golden Lane en Londres de A. y P. Smithson. Fragmentos para la ciudad vertical que se construía sobre papel, tras el espejo, paralela en el tiempo, pero muy distinta a la ciudad real, con el objetivo entre otros de integrar arquitectura y naturaleza. Esas propuestas siguen teniendo hoy un gran valor, en un panorama en que el espacio público ligado a la vivienda colectiva, prácticamente ha desaparecido, y el esfuerzo que se demanda al arquitecto se centra, en tejer a modo de encaje de bolillos, una fachada que envuelva un programa de vivienda, funcional y espacialmente obsoleto.SUMMARY In the air, is a journey to the first half of the twentieth century that will try to bring us to the freshness and opportunity of the corridor streets and gardens in the vertical city. It begins in 1909 in New York, with the publication in Life magazine of the Globe Tower, it approaches the Immeubles-Villas and Plan Obus for Algiers by Le Corbusier, and ends in 1952 with the project for the Golden Lane Estate residential complex in London, by A. and P. Smithson. Fragments for the vertical city that was constructed on paper, behind the mirror, parallel in time, but was very different from the real city, with the aim, inter alia, of integrating architecture and nature. These proposals continue to have great value today, in a scenario where the public space linked to the collective home has virtually disappeared, and the effort that is demanded of the architect focuses on weaving a facade like bobbin lace around a functionally and spatially obsolete housing

  15. Validierung einer neuartigen, automatisierten Methode zur venösen Kompressionsplethysmographie

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    Bauer, Andreas

    2003-01-01

    Die zentrale Rolle der Mikrozirkulation in der Pathogenese und Pathophysiologie von chronischen und akuten Krankheitsbildern ist allgemein akzeptiert und Gegenstand vieler tierexperimenteller und klinischer Untersuchungen. Störungen der Organperfusion führen hierbei häufig zu Veränderungen der mikrovaskulären Gefäßpermeabilität. Auf zellulärer Ebene, aber auch makroskopisch sichtbar, entstehen Ödeme, die die Gewebeperfusion verschlechtern können. Messungen der Permeabilitätsänderungen sin...

  16. Airborne SAR/Interferometric Radar Altimeter System (ASIRAS) - Kalibrierung, Validierung und Interpretation der Messergebnisse

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    Helm, Veit

    2008-01-01

    As part of the CryoSat Calibration and Validation Experiment (CryoVEx) this work is related to the calibration and validation of ESA's AirborneSAR/Interferometric Radar Altimeter System (ASIRAS). ASIRAS was designed to simulate the CryoSat SAR Interferometric Radar Altimeter (SIRAL) for reasons of pre-launch and simultaneous accuracy and backscatter studies by using a similar instrument. The purpose of the ASIRAS calibration and data validation is to provide confidence in estimates of the unc...

  17. Validierung eines 1D-Spraymodells zur Simulation der Gemischbildung in direkteinspritzenden Dieselmotoren

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    Krüger, Christian

    2001-01-01

    Modelling of Diesel sprays plays a crucial role for the calculation of performance and emissions (NOx and Soot) of Diesel engines since simulation of subsequent processes like ignition, heat release and pollutant formation strongly depends on the spray. In spite of existing detailed submodels 3D simulation of Diesel sprays is usually not even able to predict global quantities like penetration length of liquid and vapour. With the typically used stochastic spray model strong mesh dependency is...

  18. Validierung eines Brennstoffzellen-Matlab-Modells anhand einer NT-PEM-Brennstoffzelle

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    Balzarek, Stefanie; Kröger, Kersten; Haubrock, Jens

    2015-01-01

    An der Fachhochschule Bielefeld wird im Rahmen des Forschungsprojektes „Optimierung von Brennstoffzellenheizgeräten als Komponente einer zukünftigen Gebäudeenergieversorgung in Smart Cities“ ein PEMBrennstoffzellensystem mit integriertem BHKW-Simulator im skalierten Maßstab betrieben. Gefördert wurde der Langzeit- Teststand für PEM-BZ von dem Unternehmen „inhouse engineering GmbH“ aus Mitteln des Landes NRW (Programm FH Extra). Nach erfolgreicher Inbetriebnahme des Sys...

  19. Molecular Air Data Clear Air Turbulence Sensor: MADCAT Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Clear air turbulence (CAT), often referred to as "air pockets," is attributed to Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities at altitudes usually above 18,000ft, often without...

  20. Molecular Air Data Clear Air Turbulence Sensor: MADCAT Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Clear air turbulence (CAT), often referred to as "air pockets," is attributed to Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities at altitudes generally above 18,000ft, often in the...

  1. Enhancing indoor air quality –The air filter advantage

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    Vannan Kandi Vijayan; Haralappa Paramesh; Sundeep Santosh Salvi; Alpa Anil Kumar Dalal

    2015-01-01

    Air pollution has become the world's single biggest environmental health risk, linked to around 7 million deaths in 2012 according to a recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report. The new data further reveals a stronger link between, indoor and outdoor air pollution exposure and cardiovascular diseases, such as strokes and ischemic heart disease, as well as between air pollution and cancer. The role of air pollution in the development of respiratory diseases, including acute respiratory in...

  2. Air sampling in the workplace

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    This report provides technical information on air sampling that will be useful for facilities following the recommendations in the NRC's Regulatory Guide 8.25, Revision 1, ''Air sampling in the Workplace.'' That guide addresses air sampling to meet the requirements in NRC's regulations on radiation protection, 10 CFR Part 20. This report describes how to determine the need for air sampling based on the amount of material in process modified by the type of material, release potential, and confinement of the material. The purposes of air sampling and how the purposes affect the types of air sampling provided are discussed. The report discusses how to locate air samplers to accurately determine the concentrations of airborne radioactive materials that workers will be exposed to. The need for and the methods of performing airflow pattern studies to improve the accuracy of air sampling results are included. The report presents and gives examples of several techniques that can be used to evaluate whether the airborne concentrations of material are representative of the air inhaled by workers. Methods to adjust derived air concentrations for particle size are described. Methods to calibrate for volume of air sampled and estimate the uncertainty in the volume of air sampled are described. Statistical tests for determining minimum detectable concentrations are presented. How to perform an annual evaluation of the adequacy of the air sampling is also discussed

  3. A Breath of Fresh Air: Addressing Indoor Air Quality

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    Palliser, Janna

    2011-01-01

    Indoor air pollution refers to "chemical, biological, and physical contamination of indoor air," which may result in adverse health effects (OECD 2003). The causes, sources, and types of indoor air pollutants will be addressed in this article, as well as health effects and how to reduce exposure. Learning more about potential pollutants in home…

  4. Indoor Air Quality in Schools: Clean Air Is Good Business.

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    Guarneiri, Michele A.

    2003-01-01

    Describes the effect of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) on student health, the cost of safeguarding good IAQ, the cause of poor IAQ in schools, how to tell whether a school has an IAQ problem, and how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can help schools improve indoor air quality though the use of their free "Indoor Air Quality Tools for…

  5. Properties of air and combustion products of fuel with air

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    Poferl, D. J.; Svehla, R. A.

    1975-01-01

    Thermodynamic and transport properties have been calculated for air, the combustion products of natural gas and air, and combustion products of ASTM-A-1 jet fuel and air. Properties calculated include: ratio of specific heats, molecular weight, viscosity, specific heat, thermal conductivity, Prandtl number, and enthalpy.

  6. Aeromicrobiology/air quality

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    Andersen, Gary L.; Frisch, A.S.; Kellogg, Christina A.; Levetin, E.; Lighthart, Bruce; Paterno, D.

    2009-01-01

    The most prevalent microorganisms, viruses, bacteria, and fungi, are introduced into the atmosphere from many anthropogenic sources such as agricultural, industrial and urban activities, termed microbial air pollution (MAP), and natural sources. These include soil, vegetation, and ocean surfaces that have been disturbed by atmospheric turbulence. The airborne concentrations range from nil to great numbers and change as functions of time of day, season, location, and upwind sources. While airborne, they may settle out immediately or be transported great distances. Further, most viable airborne cells can be rendered nonviable due to temperature effects, dehydration or rehydration, UV radiation, and/or air pollution effects. Mathematical microbial survival models that simulate these effects have been developed.

  7. Air Pollution in Europe

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    In spite of improvements relative to air pollution, there is still much to do. more than thirty millions of European people are exposed to sulfur dioxide concentrations superior to guide values for health fixed by European Union, 20% of ecosystems in Europe are above the critical charges in the area of acidification and 33% concern eutrophication. Relative to the carbon dioxide, it is not sure that European Union realize the objective to stabilize the emissions for the year 2000 at the level of the year 1990, because of the increasing of automobile traffic and the energy consumption. Four subjects are presented: the climatic change, acidification and eutrophication, tropospheric ozone and air quality. (N.C.)

  8. Hot Air Engines

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    P. Stouffs

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Invented in 1816, the hot-air engines have known significant commercial success in the nineteenth century, before falling into disuse. Nowadays they enjoy a renewed interest for some specific applications. The "hot-air engines" family is made up of two groups: Stirling engines and Ericsson engines. The operating principle of Stirling and Ericsson engines, their troubled history, their advantages and their niche applications are briefly presented, especially in the field of micro-combined heat and power, solar energy conversion and biomass energy conversion. The design of an open cycle Ericsson engine for solar application is proposed. A first prototype of the hot part of the engine has been built and tested. Experimental results are presented.

  9. Air transport system

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    Schmitt, Dieter

    2016-01-01

    The book addresses all major aspects to be considered for the design and operation of aircrafts within the entire transportation chain. It provides the basic information about the legal environment, which defines the basic requirements for aircraft design and aircraft operation. The interactions between  airport, air traffic management and the airlines are described. The market forecast methods and the aircraft development process are explained to understand the very complex and risky business of an aircraft manufacturer. The principles of flight physics as basis for aircraft design are presented and linked to the operational and legal aspects of air transport including all environmental impacts. The book is written for graduate students as well as for engineers and experts, who are working in aerospace industry, at airports or in the domain of transport and logistics.

  10. Fast Air Temperature Sensors

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    Hendricks, Elbert

    1998-01-01

    The note documents briefly work done on a newly developed sensor for making fast temperature measurements on the air flow in the intake ports of an SI engine and in the EGR input line. The work reviewed has been carried out in close cooperation with Civ. Ing. Michael Føns, the author (IAU......) and Spencer C. Sorenson (ET). The theory which decribes in detail the overall dynamic chracteristics of the sensor was developed at IAU, DTU....

  11. Urban air quality

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    Since 1950 the world population has more than doubled, and the global number of cars has increased by a factor of 10. In the same period the fraction of people living in urban areas has increased by a factor of 4. In year 2000 this will amount to nearly half of the world population. About 20 urban regions will each have populations above 10 million people. Seen over longer periods, pollution in major cities tends to increase during the built up phase, they pass through a maximum and are then again reduced, as abatement strategies are developed. In the industrialised western world urban air pollution is in some respects in the last stage with effectively reduced levels of sulphur dioxide and soot. In recent decades however, the increasing traffic has switched the attention to nitrogen oxides, organic compounds and small particles. In some cities photochemical air pollution is an important urban problem, but in the northern part of Europe it is a large-scale phenomenon, with ozone levels in urban streets being normally lower than in rural areas. Cities in Eastern Europe have been (and in many cases still are) heavily polluted. After the recent political upheaval, followed by a temporary recession and a subsequent introduction of new technologies, the situation appears to improve. However, the rising number of private cars is an emerging problem. In most developing countries the rapid urbanisation has so far resulted in uncontrolled growth and deteriorating environment. Air pollution levels are here still rising on many fronts. Apart from being sources of local air pollution, urban activities are significant contributors to transboundary pollution and to the rising global concentrations of greenhouse gasses. Attempts to solve urban problems by introducing cleaner, more energy-efficient technologies will generally have a beneficial impact on these large-scale problems. Attempts based on city planning with a spreading of the activities, on the other hand, may generate

  12. Urban air quality

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    Fenger, Jes

    Since 1950 the world population has more than doubled, and the global number of cars has increased by a factor of 10. In the same period the fraction of people living in urban areas has increased by a factor of 4. In year 2000 this will amount to nearly half of the world population. About 20 urban regions will each have populations above 10 million people. Seen over longer periods, pollution in major cities tends to increase during the built up phase, they pass through a maximum and are then again reduced, as abatement strategies are developed. In the industrialised western world urban air pollution is in some respects in the last stage with effectively reduced levels of sulphur dioxide and soot. In recent decades however, the increasing traffic has switched the attention to nitrogen oxides, organic compounds and small particles. In some cities photochemical air pollution is an important urban problem, but in the northern part of Europe it is a large-scale phenomenon, with ozone levels in urban streets being normally lower than in rural areas. Cities in Eastern Europe have been (and in many cases still are) heavily polluted. After the recent political upheaval, followed by a temporary recession and a subsequent introduction of new technologies, the situation appears to improve. However, the rising number of private cars is an emerging problem. In most developing countries the rapid urbanisation has so far resulted in uncontrolled growth and deteriorating environment. Air pollution levels are here still rising on many fronts. Apart from being sources of local air pollution, urban activities are significant contributors to transboundary pollution and to the rising global concentrations of greenhouse gasses. Attempts to solve urban problems by introducing cleaner, more energy-efficient technologies will generally have a beneficial impact on these large-scale problems. Attempts based on city planning with a spreading of the activities, on the other hand, may generate

  13. Air Facility System (AFS) Widget

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Air Facility System (AFS) widget allows users to enter a specific location and retrieve facilities in the area of interest for stationary sources of air...

  14. Ozone - Current Air Quality Index

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    ... more announcements Air Quality Basics Air Quality Index | Ozone | Particle Pollution | Smoke from fires | What You Can ... Partners Kids Movies NAQ Conferences NOAA Older Adults Ozone Particle Pollution (PM2.5, PM10) Publications Publicaciones (En ...

  15. State of the Air 2015

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    ... Banners Social Media What's the State of Your Air ? Home > 2015 > States States State List FAQ Understanding ... Environment: Act Locally What You Can Do Healthy Air News Facebook Twitter Google Plus Instagram © American Lung ...

  16. Air Compliance Complaint Database (ACCD)

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — THIS DATA ASSET NO LONGER ACTIVE: This is metadata documentation for the Region 7 Air Compliance Complaint Database (ACCD) which logs all air pollution complaints...

  17. Air Markets Program Data (AMPD)

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Air Markets Program Data tool allows users to search EPA data to answer scientific, general, policy, and regulatory questions about industry emissions. Air...

  18. Air System Information Management

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    Filman, Robert E.

    2004-01-01

    I flew to Washington last week, a trip rich in distributed information management. Buying tickets, at the gate, in flight, landing and at the baggage claim, myriad messages about my reservation, the weather, our flight plans, gates, bags and so forth flew among a variety of travel agency, airline and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) computers and personnel. By and large, each kind of information ran on a particular application, often specialized to own data formats and communications network. I went to Washington to attend an FAA meeting on System-Wide Information Management (SWIM) for the National Airspace System (NAS) (http://www.nasarchitecture.faa.gov/Tutorials/NAS101.cfm). NAS (and its information infrastructure, SWIM) is an attempt to bring greater regularity, efficiency and uniformity to the collection of stovepipe applications now used to manage air traffic. Current systems hold information about flight plans, flight trajectories, weather, air turbulence, current and forecast weather, radar summaries, hazardous condition warnings, airport and airspace capacity constraints, temporary flight restrictions, and so forth. Information moving among these stovepipe systems is usually mediated by people (for example, air traffic controllers) or single-purpose applications. People, whose intelligence is critical for difficult tasks and unusual circumstances, are not as efficient as computers for tasks that can be automated. Better information sharing can lead to higher system capacity, more efficient utilization and safer operations. Better information sharing through greater automation is possible though not necessarily easy.

  19. Air transparent soundproof window

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    A soundproof window or wall which is transparent to airflow is presented. The design is based on two wave theories: the theory of diffraction and the theory of acoustic metamaterials. It consists of a three-dimensional array of strong diffraction-type resonators with many holes centered on each individual resonator. The negative effective bulk modulus of the resonators produces evanescent wave, and at the same time the air holes with subwavelength diameter existed on the surfaces of the window for macroscopic air ventilation. The acoustic performance levels of two soundproof windows with air holes of 20mm and 50mm diameters were measured. The sound level was reduced by about 30 - 35dB in the frequency range of 400 - 5,000Hz with the 20mm window, and by about 20 - 35dB in the frequency range of 700 - 2,200Hz with the 50mm window. Multi stop-band was created by the multi-layers of the window. The attenuation length or the thickness of the window was limited by background noise. The effectiveness of the soundproof window with airflow was demonstrated by a real installation

  20. Air transparent soundproof window

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    Sang-Hoon Kim

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available A soundproof window or wall which is transparent to airflow is presented. The design is based on two wave theories: the theory of diffraction and the theory of acoustic metamaterials. It consists of a three-dimensional array of strong diffraction-type resonators with many holes centered on each individual resonator. The negative effective bulk modulus of the resonators produces evanescent wave, and at the same time the air holes with subwavelength diameter existed on the surfaces of the window for macroscopic air ventilation. The acoustic performance levels of two soundproof windows with air holes of 20mm and 50mm diameters were measured. The sound level was reduced by about 30 - 35dB in the frequency range of 400 - 5,000Hz with the 20mm window, and by about 20 - 35dB in the frequency range of 700 - 2,200Hz with the 50mm window. Multi stop-band was created by the multi-layers of the window. The attenuation length or the thickness of the window was limited by background noise. The effectiveness of the soundproof window with airflow was demonstrated by a real installation.

  1. Air transparent soundproof window

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    Kim, Sang-Hoon, E-mail: shkim@mmu.ac.kr [Division of Marine Engineering, Mokpo National Maritime University, Mokpo 530-729, R. O. Korea (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Seong-Hyun [Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-343, R. O. Korea (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-11-15

    A soundproof window or wall which is transparent to airflow is presented. The design is based on two wave theories: the theory of diffraction and the theory of acoustic metamaterials. It consists of a three-dimensional array of strong diffraction-type resonators with many holes centered on each individual resonator. The negative effective bulk modulus of the resonators produces evanescent wave, and at the same time the air holes with subwavelength diameter existed on the surfaces of the window for macroscopic air ventilation. The acoustic performance levels of two soundproof windows with air holes of 20mm and 50mm diameters were measured. The sound level was reduced by about 30 - 35dB in the frequency range of 400 - 5,000Hz with the 20mm window, and by about 20 - 35dB in the frequency range of 700 - 2,200Hz with the 50mm window. Multi stop-band was created by the multi-layers of the window. The attenuation length or the thickness of the window was limited by background noise. The effectiveness of the soundproof window with airflow was demonstrated by a real installation.

  2. Human preference for air movement

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    Toftum, Jørn; Melikov, Arsen Krikor; Tynel, A.;

    2002-01-01

    Human preference for air movement was studied at slightly cool, neutral, and slightly warm overall thermal sensations and at temperatures ranging from 18 deg.C to 28 deg.C. Air movement preference depended on both thermal sensation and temperature, but large inter-individual differences existed...... between subjects. Preference for less air movement was linearly correlated with draught discomfort, but the percentage of subjects who felt draught was lower than the percentage who preferred less air movement....

  3. Air quality assessment for Portugal

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    Monteiro, A; Miranda, A. I.; C. Borrego; R. Vautard

    2007-01-01

    According to the Air Quality Framework Directive, air pollutant concentration levels have to be assessed and reported annually by each European Union member state, taking into consideration European air quality standards. Plans and programmes should be implemented in zones and agglomerations where pollutant concentrations exceed the limit and target values. The main objective of this study is to perform a long-term air quality simulation for Portugal, using the CHIMERE chemistry-transport mod...

  4. Iron-Air Rechargeable Battery

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    Narayan, Sri R. (Inventor); Prakash, G.K. Surya (Inventor); Kindler, Andrew (Inventor)

    2014-01-01

    Embodiments include an iron-air rechargeable battery having a composite electrode including an iron electrode and a hydrogen electrode integrated therewith. An air electrode is spaced from the iron electrode and an electrolyte is provided in contact with the air electrode and the iron electrodes. Various additives and catalysts are disclosed with respect to the iron electrode, air electrode, and electrolyte for increasing battery efficiency and cycle life.

  5. Shock-swallowing air sensor

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    Nugent, J.; Sakamoto, G. M.; Webb, L. D.; Couch, L. M.

    1979-01-01

    An air-data probe allows air to flow through it so that supersonic and hypersonic shock waves form behind pressure measuring orifices and tube instead of directly on them. Measured pressures are close to those in free-flowing air and are used to determine mach numbers of flying aircraft.

  6. Overview of Emerging Air Sensors

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    These slides will be presented at the 2014 National Ambient Air Monitoring Conference in Atlanta, GA during August 11-15, 2014. The goal is to provide an overview of air sensor technology and the audience will be primarily state air monitoring agencies and EPA Regions.

  7. Pupils' Understanding of Air Pollution

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    Dimitriou, Anastasia; Christidou, Vasilia

    2007-01-01

    This paper reports on a study of pupils' knowledge and understanding of atmospheric pollution. Specifically, the study is aimed at identifying: 1) the extent to which pupils conceptualise the term "air pollution" in a scientifically appropriate way; 2) pupils' knowledge of air pollution sources and air pollutants; and 3) pupils' knowledge of air…

  8. Air Consumption Analysis of Air-Jet Weaving

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    RAJ KUMAR KHIANI

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available In Textile industry, production is mostly key concern for Industry owner. This always has attracted researchers and machines manufacturers to make new developments in process and machines. Air-jet is one of the leading and successful highest productive weaving machines. However, it is now well established that due to add of charges of compressed air, manufacturing cost of air-jet weaving machine is higher as compared with rapier and projectile weaving machines. This is why countries having energy issues do not prefer air-jet weaving machines comparing projectile weaving machines. In this regard, several researchers and machine manufacturers have continuously been working to improve the efficiency of air-jet weft insertion. However, industry practice is as important as design made by researchers. The aim of this research is to investigate the air consumption of air-jet weaving on industrial scale practice. In this study, five weaving machine of same manufacturer and model were selected. It was observed that despite of manufacturing same quality of fabric, air consumption was varying almost in all weaving machines. Conventionally, mill workers adopt hit and trial practice in weaving industry including airpressure setting which leads to variation of nozzle pressure. Main reason of disparity of air consumption in air-jet weaving machines may be variation of distance from compressor to weaving machines, number of joints, un-necessary valve opening and pipes leakages cause an increase of compressed air consumption.

  9. Enhancing indoor air quality –The air filter advantage

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    Vannan Kandi Vijayan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Air pollution has become the world's single biggest environmental health risk, linked to around 7 million deaths in 2012 according to a recent World Health Organisation (WHO report. The new data further reveals a stronger link between, indoor and outdoor air pollution exposure and cardiovascular diseases, such as strokes and ischemic heart disease, as well as between air pollution and cancer. The role of air pollution in the development of respiratory diseases, including acute respiratory infections and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, is well known. While both indoor and outdoor pollution affect health, recent statistics on the impact of household indoor pollutants (HAP is alarming. The WHO factsheet on HAP and health states that 3.8 million premature deaths annually - including stroke, ischemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD and lung cancer are attributed to exposure to household air pollution. Use of air cleaners and filters are one of the suggested strategies to improve indoor air quality. This review discusses the impact of air pollutants with special focus on indoor air pollutants and the benefits of air filters in improving indoor air quality.

  10. Enhancing indoor air quality -The air filter advantage.

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    Vijayan, Vannan Kandi; Paramesh, Haralappa; Salvi, Sundeep Santosh; Dalal, Alpa Anil Kumar

    2015-01-01

    Air pollution has become the world's single biggest environmental health risk, linked to around 7 million deaths in 2012 according to a recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report. The new data further reveals a stronger link between, indoor and outdoor air pollution exposure and cardiovascular diseases, such as strokes and ischemic heart disease, as well as between air pollution and cancer. The role of air pollution in the development of respiratory diseases, including acute respiratory infections and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, is well known. While both indoor and outdoor pollution affect health, recent statistics on the impact of household indoor pollutants (HAP) is alarming. The WHO factsheet on HAP and health states that 3.8 million premature deaths annually - including stroke, ischemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer are attributed to exposure to household air pollution. Use of air cleaners and filters are one of the suggested strategies to improve indoor air quality. This review discusses the impact of air pollutants with special focus on indoor air pollutants and the benefits of air filters in improving indoor air quality. PMID:26628762

  11. Environmental research - development of the material balance of oak tree ecosystems on quaternary spoil bank substrates of coal mines; Umweltforschung - Entwicklung des Stoffhaushaltes von Eichenoekosystemen auf quartaeren Kippsubstraten des Braunkohlenbergbaues

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    Katzur, J.; Knoche, D.

    2000-07-01

    ersten Bestandsgeneration aus waldbaulicher Perspektive stabile und mit vertretbarem Aufwand zu bewirtschaftende Oekosysteme entwickeln. Analogieschluesse anhand gleichaltriger Systeme des unverritzten Tagebauumfeldes sind aufgrund der unterschiedlichen Substratverhaeltnisse bzw. der abweichenden Randbedingungen (u.a. Depositionsgeschehen, Mesoklima) zunaechst nicht moeglich. Nach wie vor fehlen adaequate, auf oekosystemaren Wasser- und Stofffluessen basierende Systeminformationen. Uebergeordnetes Ziel des Vorhabens ist es, die Entwicklung von Laubholz-Oekosystemen auf quartaeren Kippsubstraten anhand von Wasser- und Stoffhaushaltskrietierien zu quantifizieren. Es sollen Richtung und Groessenordnung der Veraenderungen in den Oekosysteme abgeschaetzt werden. Im Rahmen einer 3 gliedrigen Roteichenchronosequenz (Boxberg: Q.rubra L., 2 Jahre; Kleinleipisch: Q.rubra L., 21 Jahre und Annahuette: Q.rubra L., 63 Jahre) auf quartaeren Kipp-Sanden wird die oekosystemare Wasser- und Stoffhaushaltscharakteristik u.a. unter Anwendung des Bilanzierungsansatzes kompartimentbezogen ermittelt und mit den Ergebnissen eines unverritzten Referenzstandorts des Tagebauumlands (Neusorgefeld: Q.rubra L., 41 Jahre) verglichen. (orig.)

  12. Development of a measuring and evaluation method for X-ray analysis of residual stresses in the surface region of polycrystalline materials; Entwicklung eines Mess- und Auswerteverfahrens zur roentgenographischen Analyse des Eigenspannungszustandes im Oberflaechenbereich vielkristalliner Werkstoffe

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    Genzel, C.

    2000-11-01

    The topic of the habilitation thesis is the development of an X-ray diffraction method for measurement and depth-resolved analysis of internal stresses in the surface region of polycrystalline materials. The method relies on the basic approach of varying {tau}, the penetration depth of the X-rays in the materials, by the scattering vector g{sub theta{psi}} via stepwise specimen rotation. Thus, depth profiles of the interlattice plane distances d(hkl) in the specimen system can be derived for given direction and inclination angles {theta} and {psi} of the scattering vector. This offers the possibility to identify individual components of the stress tensors of the basic equation of the X-ray diffraction analysis, and to perform separate analyses of those components. For calculation of the relevant internal stress distributions {sigma}{sub ij}({tau}) using the interlattice plane distance profiles, a self-consistent method is established which takes into account the high sensitivity of the derived internal stresses in relation to the interlattice plane distance d{sub 0}(hkl) in the stress-free crystal lattice. The evaluation yields results describing the depth profiles as well as the strain-free interlattice plane distance d{sub 0}(hkl), so that a quantitative analysis is possible of tri-axial internal stress states in the surface region of the materials. (orig./CB) [German] Den Gegenstand der vorliegenden Arbeit bildet die Entwicklung eines roentgenographischen Mess- und Auswerteverfahrens zur tiefenaufgeloesten Analyse des oberflaechennahen Eigenspannungszustandes in vielkristallinen Werkstoffen. Der Grundgedanke der Methode besteht darin, die Eindringtiefe {tau} der Roentgenstrahlung in den Werkstoff durch schrittweise Drehung der Probe um den Streuvektor g{sub {theta}}{sub {psi}} zu variieren. Damit koennen Tiefenprofile der Netzebenenabstaende d(hkl) fuer fest vorgegebene Azimut- und Neigungswinkel {theta} und {psi} des Streuvektors im Probensystem ermittelt

  13. Development of a directly solar driven refrigerator on the basis of a diffusion-absorption refrigeration process; Entwicklung einer direkt solar angetriebenen Kaelteanlage auf Basis des Diffusions-Absorptions-Kaelteprozesses

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    Schmid, Fabian; Zetzsche, Marco; Spindler, Klaus [Stuttgart Univ. (DE). Inst. fuer Thermodynamik und Waermetechnik (ITW)

    2011-07-01

    . Fuer groessere Kaelteleistungen sollen mehrere Anlagen modular verschaltet werden. Durch den im Solarkollektor ebenfalls integrierten Maeander, kann der Solarkollektor bei Bedarf auch zur Brauchwassererwaermung eingesetzt werden. Die Anlage wurde im Labor vermessen. Dabei wurde der Einfluss von unterschiedlichen Heizleistungen sowie der Einfluss von Rueckkuehlung durch freie und erzwungene Konvektion auf die Kaelteleistung der Anlage untersucht. Die inneren Waermeuebertrager haben einen grossen Einfluss auf die Leistung sowie die Leistungszahl der Anlage. Im Zuge der Entwicklung sind verschiedene Waermeuebertrager untersucht und in der Anlage getestet worden. Es wird das Verfahren zur Kaelteerzeugung detailliert beschrieben und die Laboranlage vorgestellt. Weiterhin wird ueber die ersten Betriebserfahrungen und die gewonnenen Messwerte berichtet. Die zukuenftigen Entwicklungsschritte und Potentiale der Technik werden erlaeutert.

  14. Development of new heterogeneous catalysts for the decomposition of methanol into hydrogen and carbon monoxide applying high throughput methods; Entwicklung neuer heterogener Katalysatoren zur Spaltung von Methanol in Wasserstoff und Kohlenmonoxid mittels Hochdurchsatz-Methoden

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    Weiss, Torsten

    2008-07-11

    The topic of this thesis has been the development of new heterogeneous catalysts for the decomposition of methanol into hydrogen and carbon monoxide. As an important constraint here, the content of noble metals of the catalysts should be as low as possible. High-throughput-methods were applied in some of the syntheses and experiments to accelerate the development, as, for example, the use of liquid based sol-gel syntheses and the examination of catalyst libraries by spatial resolution gas chromatography. This screening technique allowed to test up to 207 different substances during one single experiment. Then, different combinatorial strategies were applied. First, these methods led to a highly active and stable catalyst in the ternary system of Cu-Ni-Zn, which showed high conversion and selectivity comparable to an industrial reference catalyst. Its activity during an 18 hour long term run was constant in contrast to the reference. Second, an additional approach starting from a broader variety of elements led to a Ce- Ru- and to a Cr-Ru-catalyst. Both of them were highly active in short term experiments, but lost their outstanding performances during long term runs. (orig.) [German] Die vorliegende Arbeit befasste sich mit der Entwicklung neuer heterogener Katalysatoren fuer die Spaltung von Methanol zu Wasserstoff und Kohlenmonoxid, die einen moeglichst geringen Gehalt an Edelmetallen aufweisen sollten. Um diesen Prozess zu beschleunigen, wurden in einem Teil der Synthesen und Experimente Hochdurchsatzmethoden verwendet. Neben der Roboter gestuetzten Sol-Gel-Synthese umfasste dies die Untersuchung von Katalysatorbibliotheken mittels ortsaufgeloester Gaschromatographie, die es ermoeglichte, in einem Experiment bis zu 207 verschiedene Substanzen auf ihre katalytische Aktivitaet zu testen. Unter Anwendung verschiedener kombinatorischer Strategien wurde zunaechst ein sehr aktiver und stabiler Katalysator im ternaeren Cu-Ni-Zn-System entdeckt. Neben Umsaetzen und

  15. Laboratory study of air sparging: Air flow visualization

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    Laboratory flow visualization experiments, using glass beads as the porous medium, were conducted to study air sparging, an innovative technology for subsurface contaminant remediation. The purpose of these experiments was to observe how air flows through saturated porous media and to obtain a basic understanding of air plume formation and medium heterogeneity effects. The experiments indicate that air flow occurring in discrete, stable channels is the most probable flow behavior in medium to fine grained water saturated porous media and that medium heterogeneity plays an important role in the development of air channels. Several simulated scales of heterogeneities, from pore to field, have been studied. The results suggest that air channel formation is sensitive to the various scales of heterogeneities. Site-specific hydrogeologic settings have to be carefully reviewed before air sparging is applied to remediate sites contaminated by volatile organic compounds

  16. Adobe AIR for Android -sovelluskehitys

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    Palovuori, Jani

    2011-01-01

    Tässä opinnäytetyössä käsitellään sovelluskehitystä Android-laitteille Adoben AIR for Android -tekniikkaa hyväksi käyttäen. Tavoitteena on esitellä sovelluskehityksen periaatteita Adoben Flash-tekniikkaan pohjautuvan AIR for Android -teknologian kannalta. Työ on tehty Yleisradio Oy:n toimeksiantona ja toimii johdatuksena AIR-sovelluksen kehittämiseen AIR for Android -teknologialla. Työssä esitellään yleisesti rikkaat internet-sovellukset ja käydään tarkemmin läpi Adoben AIR-teknologia sek...

  17. Air Risk Information Support Center

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    Shoaf, C.R.; Guth, D.J. [Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)

    1990-12-31

    The Air Risk Information Support Center (Air RISC) was initiated in early 1988 by the US Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA) Office of Health and Environmental Assessment (OHEA) and the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) as a technology transfer effort that would focus on providing information to state and local environmental agencies and to EPA Regional Offices in the areas of health, risk, and exposure assessment for toxic air pollutants. Technical information is fostered and disseminated by Air RISCs three primary activities: (1) a {open_quotes}hotline{close_quotes}, (2) quick turn-around technical assistance projects, and (3) general technical guidance projects. 1 ref., 2 figs.

  18. Control of air toxics

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    For more than 10 years, Argonne National Laboratory has supported the US DOE's Flue Gas Cleanup Program objective by developing new or improved environmental controls for industries that use fossil fuels. Argonne's pollutant emissions research has ranged from experiments in the basic chemistry of pollution-control systems, through laboratory-scale process development and testing, to pilot-scale field tests of several technologies. The work on air toxics is currently divided into two components: Investigating measures to improve the removal of mercury in existing pollution-control systems applied to coal combustion; and, Developing sensors and control techniques for emissions found in the textile industry

  19. In the air

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    Andrés López Fernández

    2011-01-01

    RESUMEN En el aire es un viaje a la primera mitad del siglo XX que nos tratará de acercar la frescura y oportunidad de las calles corredor y los jardines en la ciudad vertical. Se inicia en 1909 en Nueva York, con la publicación por la revista Life de La Torre del Globo, se acerca al Inmueble-Villas y al Plan Obus para Argel de Le Corbusier, y finaliza en 1952 con el proyecto para el conjunto residencial de Golden Lane en Londres de A. y P. Smithson. Fragmentos para la ciudad vertical que se ...

  20. Development and evaluation of highly thermal unsulating glazings by means of micro structured seasonal solar protection foil; Entwicklung und Bewertung von hochwaermedaemmenden Verglasungen mit mikrostrukturierter saisonaler Sonnenschutzfolie

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    Giovannetti, Federico

    2011-07-01

    Static or movable prismatic systems consisting of dielectric materials can advantageously redirect incoming radiation and have been in use for a long time in architecture as sun-shading or day-lighting devices. Due to the high costs related to the elaborate manufacturing and integration, their use is limited to demonstration or prestigious buildings so far. The replacement of expensive panes by microstructured films is promising approach to reduce the overall cost of this type of product, which could help to develop a larger market. Appropriate technologies and materials to manufacture large microstructured films for architectural applications have been intensively investigated in the last years. Further work is now required with regards to assembly, characterization and long term monitoring of the whole glazing system. The present doctoral thesis aims at bridging this existing gap by means of theoretical and experimental investigations on a multiple glazing which integrates a prismatic film for seasonal shading of beam radiation. Due to the strong incident angle-dependency of its optical properties this device can combine winter passive solar gain with summer overheating protection and is intended for the integration in glass facades of non-residential buildings as well as for the use as transparent insulation in front of massive walls. The insertion and suspension of a film in the glazing cavity, which has already successfully been implemented with low-emissivity coated films, is here investigated with structured films as an alternative solution to lamination for the first time. This results in a triple unit with two air or gas gaps without having the weight and the thickness of a triple insulating glass. By means of experiments focusing on the optical and mechanical properties of commercially available films a suitable product is identified and an accordingly designed prototype-film is tested. The optical and thermal behaviour of the glazing system is modelled

  1. Building air exhaustion device

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    An opening is formed on the side wall of a building such as of a nuclear power plant, and a blow out panel is held (supported) by a clip for closing the opening. A large-diameter pipeline is connected at one end to the opening so as to cover the blow out panel, and immersed at the other end in a pool water. When a pipeline such as of main steam pipelines is ruptured in the building, high temperature and high pressure coolants are flown out from the ruptured port, and the pressure in the building is elevated. The blow out panel falls off from the side of the building by the elevation of the pressure in the building. Steams or compressed air discharged from the opening is introduced to the pool through the large diameter pipeline, then the steams are condensed by the pool water and radioactive materials contained in the condensed steams are kept in the pool water. Radioactive materials contained in the released compression air are also removed into the pool water. (I.N.)

  2. Baltimore Air Toxics Study (BATS)

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    Sullivan, D.A. [Sullivan Environmental Consulting, Inc., Alexandria, VA (United States)

    1996-12-31

    The Baltimore Air Toxics Study is one of the three urban air toxics initiatives funded by EPA to support the development of the national air toxics strategy. As part of this project, the Air Quality Integrated Management System (AIMS) is under development. AIMS is designed to bring together the key components of urban air quality management into an integrated system, including emissions assessment, air quality modeling, and air quality monitoring. Urban area source emissions are computed for a wide range of pollutants and source categories, and are joined with existing point source emissions data. Measured air quality data are used to evaluate the adequacy of the emissions data and model treatments as a function of season, meteorological parameters, and daytime/nighttime conditions. Based on tested model performance, AIMS provides the potential to improve the ability to predict air quality benefits of alternative control options for criteria and toxic air pollutants. This paper describes the methods used to develop AIMS, and provides examples from its application in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The use of AIMS in the future to enhance environmental management of major industrial facilities also will be addressed in the paper.

  3. Comparison of indoor air and outdoor air contaminant concentrations

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    2014-01-01

    Since most people spend their time indoors, there has been increased interest in air pollution concen-trations. Number of very small liquid and solid particles suspended in the air is depending on different factors. But how should be decreased particle number? The field of this work is particulate matter concentration in the indoor and outdoor air. Measurements were carried out in number concentration. The Indoor-Outdoor correlation was de-termined in order to investigate normative parti...

  4. Nitrogen fluorescence in air for observing extensive air showers

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    Tsunesada Y.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Extensive air showers initiate the fluorescence emissions from nitrogen molecules in air. The UV-light is emitted isotropically and can be used for observing the longitudinal development of extensive air showers in the atmosphere over tenth of kilometers. This measurement technique is well-established since it is exploited for many decades by several cosmic ray experiments. However, a fundamental aspect of the air shower analyses is the description of the fluorescence emission in dependence on varying atmospheric conditions. Different fluorescence yields affect directly the energy scaling of air shower reconstruction. In order to explore the various details of the nitrogen fluorescence emission in air, a few experimental groups have been performing dedicated measurements over the last decade. Most of the measurements are now finished. These experimental groups have been discussing their techniques and results in a series of Air Fluorescence Workshops commenced in 2002. At the 8th Air Fluorescence Workshop 2011, it was suggested to develop a common way of describing the nitrogen fluorescence for application to air shower observations. Here, first analyses for a common treatment of the major dependences of the emission procedure are presented. Aspects like the contributions at different wavelengths, the dependence on pressure as it is decreasing with increasing altitude in the atmosphere, the temperature dependence, in particular that of the collisional cross sections between molecules involved, and the collisional de-excitation by water vapor are discussed.

  5. Fundamentals of combustion research. Final report 2000; Grundlagen der Verbrennungsforschung. Abschlussbericht 2000

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    2001-07-01

    All ten projects were aimed at modelling and validation of practically relevant natural gas flames. Modelling comprises the use,l development and enhancement of advanced combustion and turbulence models, e.g. PDF models or higher order Reynolds stress models. Validation uses modern laser diagnostics, e.g. spontaneous Raman scattering, LIF spectroscopy, and LDA. The practical applicability is ensured by a 150 kW flame whose characteristics can be extrapolated to industrial-scale plants. For this, four identical experiments were set up in the TECFLAM institutes of Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Heidelberg, and Darmstadt. [German] Gemeinsames Projektziel der vorliegenden zehn Vorhaben ist die Modellentwicklung und Validierung anwendungsnaher Erdgasflammen. Unter Modellentwicklung ist dabei die Nutzung, Entwicklung und Weiterentwicklung fortschrittlicher Verbrennungs- und Turbulenzmodelle wie PDF-Modelle oder Reynolds-Stress-Modelle hoeherer Ordnung zu verstehen. Validierung wird durchgefuehrt mittels moderner Laserdiagnostik-Verfahren, wie der spontanen Raman-Streuung, der LIF-Spektroskopie sowie LDA-Verfahren. Die Anwendungsnaehe wird sichergestellt durch eine Flamme mit 150 kW Leistung, deren Verhalten auf grosstechnische Anlagen extrapolierbar ist. Um dieses ehrgeizige Ziel zu erreichen, wurden vier identische Versuchsaufbauten in den TECFLAM-Instituten in Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Heidelberg und Darmstadt errichtet. (orig.)

  6. Sights from the air

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    Tartara, P.

    2009-04-01

    The first aerial shots were taken by aerostat balloon during the second half of the nineteen century for military purpose and subsequently utilized for civilian, archaeological and town planning uses (Roman Forum 1900, Pompei 1910, Venezia 1913, etc.). Sights from the air have given the most objective representation of the landscape and traces progressively left by human activities. After the First World War the use of airplanes for photogrammetric shots suitable to create cartography (territorial map making) has permitted to realize a good basic documentation; successively it has been increased by aerial reconnaissance during the Second World War. Aerial shots by RAF, USAF and Luftwaffe brought to the establishment of rich aerial photograph Archives, particularly in Europe, which have had a very low utilization for the historical restoration of landscape. From the fifties, aerial documentation becomes systematic for different scale analysis and territorial planning. The use of satellite imagery and multispectral bands integrates the historical and recent aerial photographs; the former is particularly helpful for cartography updating, for large scale environmental analysis, for study and research of territories with not available air photographs or lacking in aerial shots. The amount and density of archaeological buried evidences, unknown at the most, is very substantial in Italy and in the whole Mediterranean area; here air-photo interpretation is being applied at advanced levels, but not systematically, since several decades. Some archaeological research teams, working for the knowledge of territorial cultural heritage, utilize historical and recent aerial photographs intensively (aerial photographs previous the II WW, just before the intensive and extensive use of mechanical means to till the land, preserve a large amount of traces or cropmarks of buried evidences; recent shots taken on different conditions of climate and crops, allow to see and read important

  7. Air climate health

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    'France Nature Environnement Ile de France' publishes, on occasion of the COP 21, a special paper about the air pollution in the Paris region, greenhouse gases and their influence on the environment. This document has been written in close cooperation with professionals and civil associations. Elected representatives from local and regional authorities also speak about their experiences. The first part emphasizes the urgency to accelerate preventive and corrective measures since the air pollution, after slightly decreasing in the 2000's, remains stable. Our work is a science based analysis of essential parameters and details the impact of local pollution and greenhouse gases on the climate. It is based on the GIEC 2013 and 2015 reports, as well as the work of National meteorology in association with the Climate agency of Paris. The threshold of not exceeding an average temperature of +2 deg. C in 2100 is almost reached. If consumption of fossil energies does not heavily decline in the next 10 years, the earth's thermal machine will enter, for several centuries, into an uncontrollable cycle which could endanger life on earth with average temperatures exceeding 4 to 6 deg. C above the current level. The second part reveals the impact of air pollution on the health of the Paris region's population, especially on women who are the most affected by respiratory diseases: obstructive pulmonary bronchitis and asthma. Four departments are particularly affected: Paris, Seine-et-Marne, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-d'Oise. Even though we do not have the formal causal proof between gas concentration and disease, analysis of similar situations worldwide eliminate any doubts about the reality of the relationship. The third part proposes solutions which can be implemented by local government, companies, but also civil associations and citizens in order to quickly decrease greenhouse gas production. Solutions range from energy sobriety to change in travel

  8. New capabilities in the process control and automisation of brown coal power plants for the enhancement of environmental benignity and efficiency. Development and use of the MODI expert system and modern control processes. Final report; Neue Faehigkeiten bei der Prozessfuehrung und Automatisierung von Braunkohlekraftwerken zur Steigerung der Umweltvertraeglichkeit und Effizienz. Entwicklung und Einsatz des Expertensystems MODI und Moderner Regelungsverfahren. Abschlussbericht

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    Ziegler, R.

    1996-04-26

    The present study deals with the development and use of an expert system for monitoring and diagnosing selected technological segments (MODI diagnosis system) and with the use of modern control processes in a 500 MW block of Boxberg brown coal power plant. The diagnosis system is examined with regard to knowledge acquisition, knowledge implementation, and knowledge documentation given characteristic disorders. The result of the research and development work is a knowledge-based system for process diagnosis which operates in real-time. The experience gained through the elaboration of the knowledge base for the water-steam cycle will serve as a basis for extending the diagnosis system to all segments of the power plant. After an overview of the state of the art the present report briefly explains the theoretical basics of process diagnosis. It then gives a detailed account of how the knowledge base develops. In effect this provides a comprehensive, instructive documentation of the knowledge base. (orig./GL) [Deutsch] Diese Dokumentation befasst sich mit der Entwicklung und dem Einsatz eines Expertensystems zur Ueberwachung und Diagnose ausgewaehlter technologischer Abschnitte (Diagnosesystem MODI) und mit dem Einsatz moderner Regelungsverfahren an einem 500 MW Braunkohlekraftwerksblock des Standortes Boxberg. Es werden dabei fuer das Diagnosesystem die Gebiete Wissenserfassung, Wissensimplementierung sowie Wissensdokumentation am Beispiel charakteristischer Stoerungen betrachtet. Ergebnis der Forschung und Entwicklung ist ein in Echtzeit arbeitendes wissensbasiertes System zur Prozessdiagnose. Auf die bei der Erstellung der Wissensbasis gewonnenen Erfahrungen im Wasser-Dampf-Kreislauf kann bei der Ausdehnung der Diagnose auf den gesamten Kraftwerksbereich aufgebaut werden. Nach einem Ueberblick ueber den Stand der Technik erfolgt eine kurze Erlaeuterung der theoretischen Grundlagen der Prozessdiagnose. Anschliessend wird detailliert der Vorgang der Entstehung der

  9. Air Quality and Climate Change

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    Climate change and air quality are closely related: through the policy measures implemented to mitigate these major environmental threats but also through the geophysical processes that drive them. We designed, developed and implemented a comprehensive regional air quality and climate modeling System to investigate future air quality in Europe taking into account the combined pressure of future climate change and long range transport. Using the prospective scenarios of the last generation of pathways for both climate change (emissions of well mixed greenhouse gases) and air pollutants, we can provide a quantitative view into the possible future air quality in Europe. We find that ozone pollution will decrease substantially under the most stringent scenario but the efforts of the air quality legislation will be adversely compensated by the penalty of global warming and long range transport for the business as usual scenario. For particulate matter, the projected reduction of emissions efficiently reduces exposure levels. (authors)

  10. Air ions and aerosol science

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    Tammet, Hannes

    1996-03-01

    Collaboration between Gas Discharge and Plasma Physics, Atmospheric Electricity, and Aerosol Science is a factor of success in the research of air ions. The concept of air ion as of any carrier of electrical current through the air is inherent to Atmospheric Electricity under which a considerable statistical information about the air ion mobility spectrum is collected. A new model of air ion size-mobility correlation has been developed proceeding from Aerosol Science and joining the methods of neighboring research fields. The predicted temperature variation of the mobility disagrees with the commonly used Langevin rule for the reduction of air ion mobilities to the standard conditions. Concurrent errors are too big to be neglected in applications. The critical diameter distinguishing cluster ions and charged aerosol particles has been estimated to be 1.4-1.8 nm.

  11. Air ions and aerosol science

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    Tammet, H. [Department of Environmental Physics, Tartu University, Tartu, Estonia (Estonia) 2400

    1996-03-01

    Collaboration between Gas Discharge and Plasma Physics, Atmospheric Electricity, and Aerosol Science is a factor of success in the research of air ions. The concept of air ion as of any carrier of electrical current through the air is inherent to Atmospheric Electricity under which a considerable statistical information about the air ion mobility spectrum is collected. A new model of air ion size-mobility correlation has been developed proceeding from Aerosol Science and joining the methods of neighboring research fields. The predicted temperature variation of the mobility disagrees with the commonly used Langevin rule for the reduction of air ion mobilities to the standard conditions. Concurrent errors are too big to be neglected in applications. The critical diameter distinguishing cluster ions and charged aerosol particles has been estimated to be 1.4{endash}1.8 nm. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

  12. The weight of air

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    Once a controversial idea, the fact that gases like air have weight can easily be demonstrated using reasonably precise scales in the modern teaching laboratory. But unlike a liquid, where a mechanical model suggests a pile of hard spheres resting on each other, gas molecules are in continual motion and can have minimal interaction. How should we think about the effect these molecules have on the scale? And more importantly, how should we explain it to students? Several models of gas behavior are employed to answer these questions and it is shown how the weight of a gas is, like electric current, an emergent phenomena in contrast to the weight of a liquid which is direct or causal. (paper)

  13. Photochemical air pollution syndrome

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    Hamming, W.J.; MacBeth, W.C.; Chass, R.L.

    1967-01-01

    There are two distinct pollution problems in the Los Angeles Basin - one in winter, the other most frequently in summer and fall. In winter the concentrations of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and black filterable aerosols are higher than in summer, but the secondary pollutants such as ozone and photochemical oxidants are not as high. The photochemical air pollution syndrome is due to a pattern set by previous smog attacks. This pattern is due to low wind speeds, low inversion heights, a trajectory to carry the pollution and sufficient sunlight to photodissociate the nitrogen dioxide formed and to form nitric oxide and atomic oxygen. The results are high levels of oxidant or ozone and large quantities of particles. 5 references, 9 figures, 7 tables.

  14. Change in the air

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    Aviation has a key part to play in the future protection of the environment. Such issues as climate change raise serious questions for all of us, but particularly for energy-intensive industries such as aviation, which makes a small but identifiable contribution to man's impact on the global climate. Airlines, such as British Airways, must strive to meet ever-higher standards of environmental performance. Environmental challenges facing the aviation industry are categorized as: noise, emissions and fuel efficiency, waste of energy, water and material, congestion in the air and on the ground, tourism and conservation. These headings have proved to be robust and our environmental programmes have, accordingly, been deployed under them

  15. metropolitana en Buenos Aires

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    Pedro Pírez

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we present a description of some concrete processes that made up the transformations in the metropolitan configuration and functioning in Buenos Aires in the 1990s during the 20th Century. We are referring to components related to the impact of processes at the macro level (national and international pertaining to restructuring and globalisation. We aim to understand the “forces” that mediate between the global and the local arenas, identifying the actors and the relationships behind metropolitan changes as well as searching for the meaning that the city acquires and which is understood as “privatisation”. In the first section of the paper, this concept is made explicit.

  16. de Buenos Aires

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    Joaquín Linne

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación explora la situación de los cibercafés en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires y de su principalpoblación, los adolescentes de sectores populares. Aunque en los últimos años millones de adolescentes abandonaronestos espacios como consecuencia de la ampliación de la Internet hogareña, en sectores popularesmuchos adolescentes aún continúan asistiendo en busca de recreación lúdico-comunicativa, información eintegración social. La metodología utilizada consiste en 40 entrevistas en profundidad, observaciones participantesy análisis de contenido de perfiles de Facebook (n: 200. Entre los resultados, se destaca que lasprincipales prácticas de estos adolescentes son comunicativas y que estos espacios funcionan para ellos comoherramientas de alfabetización digital, sociabilidad entre pares e inclusión ciudadana.

  17. Metal hydride air conditioner

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    YANG; Ke; DU; Ping; LU; Man-qi

    2005-01-01

    The relationship among the hydrogen storage properties, cycling characteristics and thermal parameters of the metal hydride air conditioning systems was investigated. Based on a new alloy selection model, three pairs of hydrogen storage alloys, LaNi4.4 Mn0.26 Al0.34 / La0.6 Nd0.4 Ni4.8 Mn0.2 Cu0. 1, LaNi4.61Mn0. 26 Al0.13/La0.6 Nd0.4 Ni4.8 Mn0.2 Cu0. 1 and LaNi4.61 Mn0.26 Al0.13/La0.6 Y0.4 Ni4.8 Mn0. 2, were selected as the working materials for the metal hydride air conditioning system. Studies on the factors affecting the COP of the system showed that higher COP and available hydrogen content need the proper operating temperature and cycling time,large hydrogen storage capacity, flat plateau and small hysterisis of hydrogen alloys, proper original input hydrogen content and mass ratio of the pair of alloys. It also needs small conditioning system was established by using LaNi4.61 Mn0.26 Al0. 13/La0.6 Y0.4 Ni4.8 Mn0.2 alloys as the working materials, which showed that under the operating temperature of 180℃/40℃, a low temperature of 13℃ was reached, with COP =0.38 and Wnet =0.09 kW/kg.

  18. Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution

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    Gaffney, Jeffrey S.; Marley, Nancy A.

    2003-01-01

    Atmospheric chemistry is an important discipline for understanding air pollution and its impacts. This mini-review gives a brief history of air pollution and presents an overview of some of the basic photochemistry involved in the production of ozone and other oxidants in the atmosphere. Urban air quality issues are reviewed with a specific focus on ozone and other oxidants, primary and secondary aerosols, alternative fuels, and the potential for chlorine releases to amplify oxidant chemistry...

  19. Air and metal hydride battery

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    Lampinen, M.; Noponen, T. [Helsinki Univ. of Technology, Otaniemi (Finland). Lab. of Applied Thermodynamics

    1998-12-31

    The main goal of the air and metal hydride battery project was to enhance the performance and manufacturing technology of both electrodes to such a degree that an air-metal hydride battery could become a commercially and technically competitive power source for electric vehicles. By the end of the project it was possible to demonstrate the very first prototype of the air-metal hydride battery at EV scale, achieving all the required design parameters. (orig.)

  20. Air pollution control in practice

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    The book offers a comprehensive treatment of the subject, from air pollution monitoring and effects on human and animal health, on plants and materials, to pollution reduction measures, practical applications, and legal regulations. It intends to give the air pollution expert a basis for developing practicable solutions. Apart from the 'classic' pollutants, also radioactive air pollution is gone into. (DG) With 366 figs., 190 tabs

  1. Managing Air in Olympic Cities

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    Qing W. Tian

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The 21st century Olympic Agenda aims to align itself with the concept of sustainable development and has driven improved environmental quality in host cities, such as the Green Games in Sydney 2000 and the planned Beijing 2008 Games and in London 2012 as the Low Carbon Games. Air quality has long been a concern of Olympic mega-cities, although the air quality plans and strategies have often seemed short-lived and unsustainable in the long term. We have explored air quality data and air pollution control from seven Olympic cities: Mexico City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sydney and Athens and also Beijing and London which will host Olympic Games in near future. The study shows that despite a high altitude and air pollution problems, Mexico City had no clear environmental policy in place for the 1968 games. The characteristic smog of Los Angeles raised concerns about athletic performance at the Olympic Games of 1984, but there were limited efforts to tackle the ozone concentration during these games. The 1996 Atlanta Games represents a case where temporary public transport changes were used as a tactic to reduce air pollution. In Sydney a well planned sustainable strategy reduced air pollutants and CO2 emissions in 2000, but Athens' long efforts to improve air quality for the 2004 games were not wholly effective. Even where strategies proved successful the improvements in air quality seem short-lived. Current host cities Beijing and London are developing emission reduction plans. These have clear air quality objectives and are well intentioned. However, the improvements may be too narrow and may not be sustainable in the long term. Our analysis looks at the origins of success and failure and how more coherent improvements might be achieved and what would promote sustainable plans for air quality management at future games. The study illustrates the feedback between air pollution science and policy awareness.

  2. Air pollution: Impact and prevention

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    SIERRA-VARGAS, MARTHA PATRICIA; Teran, Luis M.

    2012-01-01

    ABSTRACT Air pollution is becoming a major health problem that affects millions of people worldwide. In support of this observation, the World Health Organization estimates that every year, 2.4 million people die because of the effects of air pollution on health. Mitigation strategies such as changes in diesel engine technology could result in fewer premature mortalities, as suggested by the US Environmental Protection Agency. This review: (i) discusses the impact of air pollution on respirat...

  3. "Air embolism during fontan operation"

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    Madan Mohan Maddali

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In patients with a right to left intracardiac shunt, air embolism results in an obligatory systemic embolization. Nonembolization of entrained air is described in a child with a single ventricle physiology who had earlier undergone bidirectional Glenn shunt construction and Damus-Kaye-Stansel anastomosis. The air entrainment was detected by intra-operative transesophageal echocardiography. The combined effect of a "diving bell" phenomenon and mild aortic valve regurgitation are suggested as the reasons for the confinement of air into the ventricle preventing catastrophic systemic embolization.

  4. Managing Air in Olympic Cities

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    Qing W. Tian; Peter Brimblecombe

    2008-01-01

    The 21st century Olympic Agenda aims to align itself with the concept of sustainable development and has driven improved environmental quality in host cities, such as the Green Games in Sydney 2000 and the planned Beijing 2008 Games and in London 2012 as the Low Carbon Games. Air quality has long been a concern of Olympic mega-cities, although the air quality plans and strategies have often seemed short-lived and unsustainable in the long term. We have explored air quality data and air pollut...

  5. Effect of Air Outlet Angle on Air Distribution Performance Index

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    Isbeyeh W. Maid

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available       In this paper a numerical study of velocity and temperature distribution in air conditioned space have been made. The computational model consists of the non-isothermal 3-D turbulent with (k-ε model. The numerical study is made to conduct air distribution in a room air-conditioned space with real interior dimensions (6×4×3m and to analyze the effect of changing angle of grille vanes on the flow pattern, velocity, and temperature distribution in the room under a set of different condition, and under a supply air temperature of 16˚C to examine the final result on air distribution performance index (ADPI.The results show a significant effect within the change of supply air angle, the maximum air distribution performance index (ADPI is 52% when air change per hour (ACH is equal to 10 at 16˚C inlet temperature with angle ( 15˚ down, and the minimum value of (ADPI is 20% when ACH is equal to 15 at 16˚C inlet temperature and angle ( degree. 

  6. Norma Primaria de calidad del aire AIR QUALITY STANDARD

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    PATRICIA MATUS C.

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Las normas primarias de calidad del aire tienen por finalidad proteger la salud de la población de la contaminación atmosférica. Ellas establecen un nivel de riesgo socialmente aceptado. Este artículo describe los antecedentes considerados durante el proceso de actualización de la regulación vigente en Chile. Detalla conceptos sobre la calidad del aire, describe los efectos en la salud de los contaminantes, y el procedimiento seguido para fijar los nuevos estándares Finaliza enumerando la norma primaria de calidad del aire, sus valores y los limites definidos para ser considerados en el ámbito de la gestión de los episodios críticos o de alta contaminaciónThe main purpose of air quality standards is to protect people health from air pollution. They establish a socially accepted level of risk. This article describes the background information considered during the process for updating the current Chilean regulation. Concepts about quality of air, and the effects of the pollutants on the health are described. The procedure followed to fix the new standards is detailed. Finally we state the primary air quality norm, its values as well as the critical limits in order to control critical events of high air pollution

  7. Fundamentals of air pollution. Third edition

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    Boubel, R.W.; Fox, D.L.; Turner, D.B.; Stern, A.C.

    1994-12-31

    This book presents an overview of air pollution. In Part I, the history of air pollution and the basic concepts involved with air pollution such as sources, scales, definitions are covered. Part II describes how airborne pollutants damage materials, vegetation, animals, and humans. Six fundamental aspects of air pollution are included in the text: The Elements of Air Pollution; The Effects of Air Pollution; Measurement and Monitoring of Air Pollution; Meterology of Air Pollution; regulatory Control of Air Pollution; and Engineering Control of Air Pollution.

  8. Reduced bleed air extraction for DC-10 cabin air conditioning

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    Newman, W. H.; Viele, M. R.; Hrach, F. J.

    1980-01-01

    It is noted that a significant fuel savings can be achieved by reducing bleed air used for cabin air conditioning. Air in the cabin can be recirculated to maintain comfortable ventilation rates but the quality of the air tends to decrease due to entrainment of smoke and odors. Attention is given to a development system designed and fabricated under the NASA Engine Component Improvement Program to define the recirculation limit for the DC-10. It is shown that with the system, a wide range of bleed air reductions and recirculation rates is possible. A goal of 0.8% fuel savings has been achieved which results from a 50% reduction in bleed extraction from the engine.

  9. 14 CFR 298.52 - Air taxi operations by commuter air carriers.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Air taxi operations by commuter air... (AVIATION PROCEEDINGS) ECONOMIC REGULATIONS EXEMPTIONS FOR AIR TAXI AND COMMUTER AIR CARRIER OPERATIONS Commuter Air Carrier Authorizations § 298.52 Air taxi operations by commuter air carriers. (a) A...

  10. Strukturell-organisatorische Entwicklung und Etablierung eines interdisziplinären Trainingszentrums für klinisch-praktische Fertigkeiten [Structural and organizational development and establishment of an interdisciplinary Skills Lab

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    Dott, Wolfgang

    2010-02-01

    rztliche Handeln essentiell sind. Im Juli 2005 begann der Aufbau eines interdisziplinären Trainingszentrums an der medizinischen Fakultät der Rheinisch-Westfälischen Technischen Hochschule Aachen, genannt „AIXTRA“ (Aachener interdisziplinäres Trainingszentrum für medizinische Ausbildung. Sach- und Personalmittel zur strukturellen und methodischen Etablierung des sog. Skillslab wurden zunächst aus einem fakultätsinternen Förderprogramm für innovative Lehrkonzepte, im weiteren Verlauf zum überwiegenden Teil aus Studienbeiträgen zur Verfügung gestellt. Methodik: Im Vorfeld wurden die folgenden notwendigen Schritte eines Projektmanagements erarbeitet: Entwicklung eines methodischen Rahmenkonzeptes, Definition der inhaltlichen Ausrichtung und Auswahl der Fertigkeiten, Schaffung infrastruktureller Voraussetzungen (Räume, Unterrichtsmaterial, Personal, Konzeptionierung von „Pilot-Kursen“, Realisierung repräsentabler „Meilensteine“, Gewinnung weiterer potenter fakultätsinterner Partner für zukünftigen Ausbau, Implementierung Kursangebot in laufende Curricula, Evaluation der Einzel-Kurse und des Gesamtkonzeptes. Ergebnis: Die vorab festgelegten Teilschritte des Projektmanagements erwiesen sich als zielführend bei der Umsetzung des Projektes. Eine „Minimal“-Infrastruktur in Bezug auf räumliche und personelle Ressourcen wurde etabliert, das methodische Konzept umgesetzt. Im Sommersemester 2008 besuchten insgesamt 709 Teilnehmer in 133 fakultativen Kursen und ca. 900 Studierende in curricularen Veranstaltungen das Skillslab „AIXTRA“. Schlussfolgerung: Nach drei Jahren wird im interdisziplinären Trainingszentrum eine breite Palette von Kursen angeboten, in denen Studierende praktische Fertigkeiten erlernen, trainieren und optimieren können. Die bisher gewonnenen Erfahrungen in der Konzeptionierung und Organisation des Kursprogramms sind essentielle Grundlage für den weiteren strukturellen und methodisch-didaktischen Ausbau des Skillslab.

  11. First status seminar `Druckflamm`. Development of a coal-fuelled combined cycle process with liquid ash separation. Conference report; Erstes Statusseminar `Druckflamm`. Entwicklung eines kohlegefeuerten Gas- und Dampfturbinenprozesses mit Fluessigascheabscheidung. Tagungsband

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    Hannes, K. [ed.

    1999-09-01

    werden kann. Dabei muss das Rauchgas soweit von Partikeln und materialschaedlichen Daempfen gereinigt werden, dass es gasturbinenvertraeglich wird. Nach Angaben der Turbinenhersteller bedeutet dies einen Partikelgehalt <3mg/m{sup 3} i.N. bei einem Partikeldurchmesser < 3 {mu}m und einem Alkaligehalt < 1 ppm. Zur praktischen Erprobung dieser Entwicklung wird in Dorsten auf dem Gelaende eines frueheren STEAG-Kraftwerkes eine Versuchsanlage gefahren. Mit ihr wollen die Betreiber den Gas-Dampfturbinenprozess, der mit Heizoel oder Gas Wirkungsgrade von z.Z. 57 % erreicht, auch fuer Kohle nutzbar machen. Die in Dorsten errichtete Versuchsanlage besitzt eine thermische Leistung von 1 MW und kann bis zu einem Druck von 20 bar betrieben werden. Ein Ueberblick ueber die bisher erzielten Ergebnisse und gewonnenen Erkenntnisse zu Einsatzkohle, Verbrennung und Rauchgasreinigung wird der schematischen Darstellung der Anlage folgend gegeben. Ueber Materialverhalten und Messtechnik wird gesondert berichtet. Als Brennstoff wurden Kohlen unterschiedlicher Zusammensetzung mit Schlackefliesspunkten zwischen ca. 1200 bis 1400 C eingesetzt. (orig.AKF)

  12. Mind Your Indoor Air Quality

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    Mak, Lily

    2012-01-01

    When it comes to excelling in the classroom, it turns out the air students are breathing is just as important as the lessons they are learning. Studies show poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can lessen the comfort of students as well as staff--affecting concentration, attendance and student performance. It can even lead to lower IQs. What's more, poor…

  13. The Federal Air Pollution Program.

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    National Air Pollution Control Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.

    Described is the Federal air pollution program as it was in 1967. The booklet is divided into these major topics: History of the Federal Program; Research; Assistance to State and Local Governments; Abatement and Prevention of Air Pollution; Control of Motor Vehicle Pollution; Information and Education; and Conclusion. Federal legislation has…

  14. Improved Air-Treatment Canister

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    Boehm, A. M.

    1982-01-01

    Proposed air-treatment canister integrates a heater-in-tube water evaporator into canister header. Improved design prevents water from condensing and contaminating chemicals that regenerate the air. Heater is evenly spiraled about the inlet header on the canister. Evaporator is brazed to the header.

  15. Complexity in Air Traffic Management

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    Delahaye, Daniel; Puechmorel, Stéphane; Dougui, Nour Elhouda

    2009-01-01

    Air traffic Management Requirements : -Insure separation between aircraft. -Avoid costly manoeuvres and optionally optimize trajectories. -Insure trafic organization. Trends : -Separation delegated to aircraft. -Trajectory based air traffic management. -Introduction of decision support tools / automated conflict solvers. Workload : -Related to cognitive processes of human controllers. -Easy/Hard forecasting of conflict occurrence. -Monitoring is a non negligible part of the workload. -Relevan...

  16. A Breath of Fresh Air

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    Belew, Rachel

    2011-01-01

    One of the most important aspects of a healthy school--and one that, unfortunately, often falls by the wayside--is indoor air quality. The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates that more than 15,000 schools nationwide report suffering from poor indoor air quality. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, schools with poor…

  17. Air movement - good or bad?

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    Toftum, Jørn

    general terms when air movement is desirable and when it is not. At temperatures up to 22-23oC, at sedentary activity and with occupants feeling neutral or cooler there is a risk of air movement being perceived as unacceptable, even at low velocities. In particular, a cool overall thermal sensation...

  18. Ozone as an air pollutant

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    Berg, Rolf W.

    1996-01-01

    A Danish new book on ozone as an air pollutant has been reviewed. The Book is "Ozon som luftforurening" by Jes Fenger, Published by "Danmarks Miljøundersøgelser, 1995.......A Danish new book on ozone as an air pollutant has been reviewed. The Book is "Ozon som luftforurening" by Jes Fenger, Published by "Danmarks Miljøundersøgelser, 1995....

  19. Airborne rotary air separator study

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    Acharya, A.; Gottzmann, C. F.; Nowobilski, J. J.

    1990-01-01

    Several air breathing propulsion concepts for future earth-to-orbit transport vehicles utilize air collection and enrichment, and subsequent storage of liquid oxygen for later use in the vehicle emission. Work performed during the 1960's established the feasibility of substantially reducing weight and volume of a distillation type air separator system by operating the distillation elements in high 'g' fields obtained by rotating the separator assembly. This contract studied the capability test and hydraulic behavior of a novel structured or ordered distillation packing in a rotating device using air and water. Pressure drop and flood points were measured for different air and water flow rates in gravitational fields of up to 700 g. Behavior of the packing follows the correlations previously derived from tests at normal gravity. The novel ordered packing can take the place of trays in a rotating air separation column with the promise of substantial reduction in pressure drop, volume, and system weight. The results obtained in the program are used to predict design and performance of rotary separators for air collection and enrichment systems of interest for past and present concepts of air breathing propulsion (single or two-stage to orbit) systems.

  20. Vehicles and Particulate Air Pollution

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2000-01-01

    The current scene relating to particles and vehicular emissions in UK is reviewed. The active research topics are health effects of particles, particle size and composition, modeling the fate of particles and assessing individual exposure. There is a National Air Quality Strategy combined with local air quality management which includes monitoring and assessment, dispersion modeling and development of management plans.

  1. Anisotropy of successive air showers

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    Ochi, N.; Wada, T.; Yamashita, Y.; Ohashi, A.; Yamamoto, I.; Nakatsuka, T.; Large Area Air Shower (LAAS) Group

    2001-04-01

    We have investigated the anisotropy of successive air shower (SAS) events, which we define as the detection of many air showers within a short time window, using data from six stations of the Large Area Air Shower (LAAS) group. On the criterion of 22 air showers within 20 minutes, five SAS events are found against 1.4 expected from the Poisson distribution in Okayama University station's data. From six stations' data, we find 24 SAS events in total. By plotting them in equatorial coordinates, it is revealed that SAS events are observed more frequently when the Galactic plane is around the zenith. This can be attributed to a hypothetical small flux of ultra-high-energy γ-rays from the direction of the Galactic plane superposed on conventional cosmic rays. If this hypothesis is true, the analytical procedure used here has potential to measure ultra-high-energy γ-ray sources by even small air shower arrays like ours.

  2. Anisotropy of successive air showers

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    We have investigated the anisotropy of successive air shower (SAS) events, which we define as the detection of many air showers within a short time window, using data from six stations of the Large Area Air Shower (LAAS) group. On the criterion of 22 air showers within 20 minutes, five SAS events are found against 1.4 expected from the Poisson distribution in Okayama University station's data. From six stations' data, we find 24 SAS events in total. By plotting them in equatorial coordinates, it is revealed that SAS events are observed more frequently when the Galactic plane is around the zenith. This can be attributed to a hypothetical small flux of ultra-high-energy γ-rays from the direction of the Galactic plane superposed on conventional cosmic rays. If this hypothesis is true, the analytical procedure used here has potential to measure ultra-high-energy γ-ray sources by even small air shower arrays like ours

  3. Air Quality at Your Street

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    Jensen, Steen Solvang; Becker, Thomas; Ketzel, Matthias;

    concerned citizents, or in the context of localization of institutions, etc. The purpose of the project ‘Air Quality at Your Street’ is to create interactive air quality maps on the internet using webGIS to illustrate the geographical variation of air quality in Denmark for selected health related air...... is calculated with a model system consisting of a regional model (DEHM), an urban background model (UBM) and a street model (OSPM) with associated meteorology and emissions data etc. Recently updated input data has been used for the road network and traffic data based on the national traffic model...... (LTM) from DTU Transport as well as data on travel speeds based on GPS data from SpeedMap from the Danish Road Directorate. Modelled concentrations have been compared to fixed regional, urban background and street air quality monitoring stations to assess uncertainties, and to model results from about...

  4. Tritium-in-air monitor

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    A system for continuously monitoring air for the presence of tritiated water vapor is described comprising contacting a predetermined mass flow of an air sample with a predetermined flow of a liquid miscible with tritiated water to transfer any tritiated water vapor in the air sample to the liquid; stripping radioactive noble gases from the liquid with a stream of gas; and analyzing the liquid for beta radiation to determine the presence of tritium. In the preferred embodiment of the apparatus an air-liquid contactor, a gas-liquid separator and a stripper are combined into a single unit with a common outlet for the contacted air and stripping gas. 6 claims, 2 figures

  5. Lithium-Air Cell Development

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    Reid, Concha M.; Dobley, Arthur; Seymour, Frasier W.

    2014-01-01

    Lithium-air (Li-air) primary batteries have a theoretical specific capacity of 11,400 Wh/kg, the highest of any common metal-air system. NASA is developing Li-air technology for a Mobile Oxygen Concentrator for Spacecraft Emergencies, an application which requires an extremely lightweight primary battery that can discharge over 24 hours continuously. Several vendors were funded through the NASA SBIR program to develop Li-air technology to fulfill the requirements of this application. New catalysts and carbon cathode structures were developed to enhance the oxygen reduction reaction and increase surface area to improve cell performance. Techniques to stabilize the lithium metal anode surface were explored. Experimental results for prototype laboratory cells are given. Projections are made for the performance of hypothetical cells constructed from the materials that were developed.

  6. Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution

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    Jeffrey S. Gaffney

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Atmospheric chemistry is an important discipline for understanding air pollution and its impacts. This mini-review gives a brief history of air pollution and presents an overview of some of the basic photochemistry involved in the production of ozone and other oxidants in the atmosphere. Urban air quality issues are reviewed with a specific focus on ozone and other oxidants, primary and secondary aerosols, alternative fuels, and the potential for chlorine releases to amplify oxidant chemistry in industrial areas. Regional air pollution issues such as acid rain, long-range transport of aerosols and visibility loss, and the connections of aerosols to ozone and peroxyacetyl nitrate chemistry are examined. Finally, the potential impacts of air pollutants on the global-scale radiative balances of gases and aerosols are discussed briefly.

  7. Population Dynamics and Air Pollution

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    Flachs, Esben Meulengracht; Sørensen, Jan; Bønløkke, Jacob;

    2013-01-01

    Objective. To explore how three different assumptions on demographics affect the health impact of Danish emitted air pollution in Denmark from 2005 to 2030, with health impact modeled from 2005 to 2050. Methods. Modeled air pollution from Danish sources was used as exposure in a newly developed......) a static year 2005 population, (2) morbidity and mortality fixed at the year 2005 level, or (3) an expected development. Results. The health impact of air pollution was estimated at 672,000, 290,000, and 280,000 lost life years depending on demographic assumptions and the corresponding social costs at 430.......4 M€, 317.5 M€, and 261.6 M€ through the modeled years 2005–2050. Conclusion. The modeled health impact of air pollution differed widely with the demographic assumptions, and thus demographics and assumptions on demographics played a key role in making health impact assessments on air pollution....

  8. Airing Out Anthrax

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    2002-01-01

    The AiroCide TiO2 is an air-purifier that kills 93.3 percent of airborne pathogens that pass through it, including Bacillus anthraci, more commonly known as anthrax. It is essentially a spinoff of KES Science & Technology, Inc.'s Bio-KES system, a highly effective device used by the produce industry for ethylene gas removal to aid in preserving the freshness of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The TiO2-based ethylene removal technology that is incorporated into the company's AiroCide TiO2 and Bio-KES products was first integrated into a pair of plant-growth chambers known as ASTROCULTURE(TM) and ADVANCED ASTROCULTURE(TM). Both chambers have housed commercial plant growth experiments in space on either the Space Shuttle or the International Space Station. The AiroCide TiO2 also has a proven record of destroying 98 percent of other airborne pathogens, such as microscopic dust mites, molds, and fungi. Moreover, the device is a verified killer of Influenza A (flu), E. coli, Staphylococcus aureas, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae, among many other harmful viruses.

  9. Air coolant system

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    The main patent relates to a process of cooling the steam from the turbine working with a nuclear power reactor, in said process a two-phase fluid mixture is circulated inside a closed circuit between the turbine condenser and a cooling tower. The present addition to the main patent relates to a cooling system comprising instead of the vertical tower, a nearly horizontal structure open to wind, in which the air is circulated by natural convection. The lower part of said structure, according to the invention, comprises two parallel rows of nearly rectangular cooling fins and the upper part consists of two walls made antiparallel with respect to the longitudinal symmetry plane of said structure and thus forming an upwards widening, the resulting vertical planar section of the long-shaped cooling structure according to the invention assuming a venturi shape. Said type of structure a few hundred meters long but only fifty meters high is less visible in the landscape than the vertical tower, and condensation clouds are formed onside a larger surface, that is another ecological advantage

  10. Breathe the air!

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    2003-01-01

    Feeling a bit cooped up in your office? Want to share your interest in science and technology with others but your computer's heard it all before and your colleagues won't even listen anymore? Then here's the answer - come and get some fresh air with the Education and Communication Group. The Visits Service and the Press Office offer you the opportunity to come into contact with CERN visitors. - Be a guide! In becoming a guide you get the opportunity to introduce the Laboratory to vast array of visitors of all nationalities and ages and communicate to them your passion for science and technology. You can get involved as a CERN guide on various levels - giving presentations and tours of the Laboratory, but also leading a «Drôle de Physique» workshop and giving tours of Microcosm. Guides receive training. If you're interested, take a look at the Guides Homepage where all the relevant information and formalities are explained: http://www.cern.ch/guides See also the article in the Bulletin n°25/2002. - Fa...

  11. Radioxenon spiked air.

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    Watrous, Matthew G; Delmore, James E; Hague, Robert K; Houghton, Tracy P; Jenson, Douglas D; Mann, Nick R

    2015-12-01

    Four of the radioactive xenon isotopes ((131m)Xe, (133m)Xe, (133)Xe and (135)Xe) with half-lives ranging from 9 h to 12 days are produced from nuclear fission and can be detected from days to weeks following their production and release. Being inert gases, they are readily transported through the atmosphere. Sources for release of radioactive xenon isotopes include operating nuclear reactors via leaks in fuel rods, medical isotope production facilities, and nuclear weapons' detonations. They are not normally released from fuel reprocessing due to the short half-lives. The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty has led to creation of the International Monitoring System. The International Monitoring System, when fully implemented, will consist of one component with 40 stations monitoring radioactive xenon around the globe. Monitoring these radioactive xenon isotopes is important to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty in determining whether a seismically detected event is or is not a nuclear detonation. A variety of radioactive xenon quality control check standards, quantitatively spiked into various gas matrices, could be used to demonstrate that these stations are operating on the same basis in order to bolster defensibility of data across the International Monitoring System. This paper focuses on Idaho National Laboratory's capability to produce three of the xenon isotopes in pure form and the use of the four xenon isotopes in various combinations to produce radioactive xenon spiked air samples that could be subsequently distributed to participating facilities. PMID:26318775

  12. Air pollution in Copenhagen

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    Aerosols were monitored in Greater Copenhagen in the period June 1973 to July 1974. Size-fractionated cascade impactor samples and unfractionated filter samples were regularly collected and analyzed be neutron activation analysis, spark emission spectroscopy or proton-induced X-ray emission spectroscopy. Concentrations were determined of the following elements: Al, Si, S, Cl, K, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Br, Mo, Cd, Sn, Sb, and Pb. All elements showed orders-of-magnitude fluctuationsthe mean concentrations were roughly the same as in other large cities. In relation to proposed air quality standards, Pb was the most critical component. Statistical analysis of variation patterns, size distributions and interelement correlations indicate that automotive exhaust is the source of Br and Pbfuel-oil combustion is the main source of V and Ni (and partly of S)soil dust raised by wind or by human activity (e.g. traffic) is the main source of Al, Si, Ca, Ti, and Fe. (author)

  13. Air contaminants in a submarine equipped with air independent propulsion.

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    Persson, Ola; Ostberg, Christina; Pagels, Joakim; Sebastian, Aleksandra

    2006-11-01

    The Swedish Navy has operated submarines equipped with air independent propulsion for two decades. This type of submarine can stay submerged for periods far longer than other non-nuclear submarines are capable of. The air quality during longer periods of submersion has so far not been thoroughly investigated. This study presents results for a number of air quality parameters obtained during more than one week of continuous submerged operation. The measured parameters are pressure, temperature, relative humidity, oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter and microbiological contaminants. The measurements of airborne particles demonstrate that air pollutants typically occur at a low baseline level due to high air exchange rates and efficient air-cleaning devices. However, short-lived peaks with comparatively high concentrations occur, several of the sources for these have been identified. The concentrations of the pollutants measured in this study do not indicate a build-up of hazardous compounds during eight days of submersion. It is reasonable to assume that a substantial build-up of the investigated contaminants is not likely if the submersion period is prolonged several times, which is the case for modern submarines equipped with air independent propulsion. PMID:17075617

  14. Air Leakage and Air Transfer Between Garage and Living Space

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    Rudd, A.

    2014-09-01

    This research project focused on evaluation of air transfer between the garage and living space in a single-family detached home constructed by a production homebuilder in compliance with the 2009 International Residential Code and the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code. The project gathered important information about the performance of whole-building ventilation systems and garage ventilation systems as they relate to minimizing flow of contaminated air from garage to living space. A series of 25 multi-point fan pressurization tests and additional zone pressure diagnostic testing characterized the garage and house air leakage, the garage-to-house air leakage, and garage and house pressure relationships to each other and to outdoors using automated fan pressurization and pressure monitoring techniques. While the relative characteristics of this house may not represent the entire population of new construction configurations and air tightness levels (house and garage) throughout the country, the technical approach was conservative and should reasonably extend the usefulness of the results to a large spectrum of house configurations from this set of parametric tests in this one house. Based on the results of this testing, the two-step garage-to-house air leakage test protocol described above is recommended where whole-house exhaust ventilation is employed. For houses employing whole-house supply ventilation (positive pressure) or balanced ventilation (same pressure effect as the Baseline condition), adherence to the EPA Indoor airPLUS house-to-garage air sealing requirements should be sufficient to expect little to no garage-to-house air transfer.

  15. Large scale air monitoring: Biological indicators versus air particulate matter

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    Biological indicator organisms are widely used for monitoring and banking purposes since many years. Although the complexity of the interactions between bioorganisms and their environment is generally not easily comprehensible, environmental quality assessment using the bioindicator approach offers some convincing advantages compared to direct analysis of soil, water, or air. Direct measurement of air particulates is restricted to experienced laboratories with access to expensive sampling equipment. Additionally, the amount of material collected generally is just enough for one determination per sampling and no multidimensional characterization might be possible. Further, fluctuations in air masses have a pronounced effect on the results from air filter sampling. Combining the integrating property of bioindicators with the world wide availability and uniform matrix characteristics of air particulates as a prerequisite for global monitoring of air pollution will be discussed. A new approach for sampling urban dust using large volume filtering devices installed in air conditioners of large hotel buildings is assessed. A first experiment was initiated to collect air particulates (300 to 500 g each) from a number of hotels during a period of three to four months by successive vacuum cleaning of used inlet filters from high volume air conditioning installations reflecting average concentrations per three months in different large cities. This approach is expected to be upgraded and applied for global monitoring. Highly positive correlated elements were found in lichen such as K/S, Zn/P, the rare earth elements (REE) and a significant negative correlation between Fig and Cu was observed in these samples. The ratio of concentrations of elements in dust and Usnea spp. is highest for Cr, Zn, and Fe (400-200) and lowest for elements such as Ca, Rb, and Sr (20-10). (author)

  16. Large scale air monitoring: lichen vs. air particulate matter analysis.

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    Rossbach, M; Jayasekera, R; Kniewald, G; Thang, N H

    1999-07-15

    Biological indicator organisms have been widely used for monitoring and banking purposes for many years. Although the complexity of the interactions between organisms and their environment is generally not easily comprehensible, environmental quality assessment using the bioindicator approach offers some convincing advantages compared to direct analysis of soil, water, or air. Measurement of air particulates is restricted to experienced laboratories with access to expensive sampling equipment. Additionally, the amount of material collected generally is just enough for one determination per sampling and no multidimensional characterization might be possible. Further, fluctuations in air masses have a pronounced effect on the results from air filter sampling. Combining the integrating property of bioindicators with the world wide availability and particular matrix characteristics of air particulate matter as a prerequisite for global monitoring of air pollution is discussed. A new approach for sampling urban dust using large volume filtering devices installed in air conditioners of large hotel buildings is assessed. A first experiment was initiated to collect air particulates (300-500 g each) from a number of hotels during a period of 3-4 months by successive vacuum cleaning of used inlet filters from high volume air conditioning installations reflecting average concentrations per 3 months in different large cities. This approach is expected to be upgraded and applied for global monitoring. Highly positive correlated elements were found in lichens such as K/S, Zn/P, the rare earth elements (REE) and a significant negative correlation between Hg and Cu was observed in these samples. The ratio of concentrations of elements in dust and Usnea spp. is highest for Cz, Zn and Fe (400-200) and lowest for elements such as Ca, Rb, and Sr (20-10). PMID:10474261

  17. Air Pollution in the World's Megacities.

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    Richman, Barbara T., Ed.

    1994-01-01

    Reports findings of the Global Environment Monitoring System study concerning air pollution in the world's megacities. Discusses sources of air pollution, air pollution impacts, air quality monitoring, air quality trends, and control strategies. Provides profiles of the problem in Beijing, Los Angeles, Mexico City, India, Cairo, Sao Paulo, and…

  18. Egypt air radioactive sources warehouse

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    I would like to give me this chance, of being here among famous scientists. I wish to thank the general director of cargo division, and the general manager of import for providing all facilities for me to be present at this scientific meeting. At this conference, I wish to explain the role played by egypt air (as public sector company) in the officiant of radiation physics. The atomic energy authority, ministry of health, and ministry of civil aviation; have provided instructions that were essentially required to complete the work of the national radioactive warehouse located in egypt air terminal in Cairo. Now the license for operating the store has been granted. Prior to constructing the warehouse, the radioactive sources were distributed among the foreign cargo terminals at Cairo airport, such as swiss air, air france, saudi arabia, the Ice stores, as well egypt Air. Cargo terminals. The control of radiation hazard was therefore difficult. The ministry of Civil aviation then issued a decree dictating the storage of all radioactive sources exclusively at the national store of egypt air. All foreign cargo terminals should transfer all imported radioactive sources to the national warehouse at Cairo air port. According to that decree. 6 figs, 2 tabs

  19. Führungsinformationssysteme: Historische Entwicklung und Konzeption

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    Holten, Roland; Knackstedt, Ralf

    1997-01-01

    Führungsinformationssysteme gelten als Instrumente zur erforderlichen Verkürzung von Managemententscheidungen zur Bewätligung von kürzer werdenden Reaktionszeiten. Sie werden begrifflich eingeordnet und entsprechend im fortschreitenden Entwicklungsprozeß der Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien positioniert. Zur Konzeption von Führungsinformationssystemen werden mittels eines Vorgehensmodells verschiedene Aspekte herausgearbeitet, die schließlich zur Herleitung einer FIS-Architektur v...

  20. Status der CALICE-Hadronkalorimeter-Entwicklung

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    Hartbrich, Oskar

    2014-01-01

    Experimente an einem zukuenftigen Leptonbeschleuniger stellen hoheAnforderungen an die Energieauflowsung ihrer Kalorimetersysteme.Ein Ansatz die Messung der Jetenergie zu verbessern sind sogenannteParticle Flow Algorithmen, welche eine hohe Granularitaet der Kalorimetersystemevoraussetzen. Die CALICE Kollaboration entwickeltKonzepte und Prototypen fuer Particle Flow optimierte Kalorimetermit verschiedenen Auslesetechnologien. Das CALICE Analogue Ha-dron Calorimeter (AHCAL) basiert auf 33 cm g...

  1. Historische Rezensionen im Internet : Entwicklung - Probleme - Chancen

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    Helmberger, Peter

    2004-01-01

    Bei der in den letzten Jahren deutlich gestiegenen Nutzung des Internets auch für die Geschichtswissenschaften spielen Rezensionen eine besondere Rolle. Der Beitrag geht den Fragen nach, worin im Internetzeitalter die Faszination für das alte Genre der Buchbesprechung begründet liegt und welche Entwicklungen sich im Rezensionswesen in den letzten Jahren vollzogen haben. Der Erfolg der elektronischen Rezensionen wird damit erklärt, dass sie in geradezu idealtypischer Weise die Vorzüge des Netz...

  2. Legitimation allein durch Entwicklung? : Das Beispiel Ruanda

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    Stroh, Alexander

    2007-01-01

    "In Ruanda soll 2008 zum zweiten Mal nach dem Genozid (1994) ein Teil des Parlaments gewählt werden. Eine Debatte um die Bedeutung der Qualität dieser Wahlen für die weitere Entwicklungszusammenarbeit ist noch nicht erkennbar. Obgleich sich global ein allgemeiner Zusammenhang zwischen Demokratie und Entwicklungszuwendungen etabliert hat, wird die autokratische Herrschaft in Ruanda von Geberseite akzeptiert. Das Land erhält gegenwärtig so viel Entwicklungshilfe wie nie zuvor in Friedenszeiten....

  3. Wissensbasierte Entwicklung in Singapur und Malaysia

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    Menkhoff, Thomas; Gerke, Solvay; Evers, Hans-Dieter; Chay, Yue Wah

    2009-01-01

    This paper addresses the question how knowledge is used to benefit the economic development of Singapore and Malaysia. Both countries have followed strict science policies to establish knowledge governance regimes for a knowledge-based economy. On the basis of empirical studies in both countries we show, how ethnic and religious diversity impact on the ability to develop an epistemic culture of knowledge sharing and ultimately an innovative knowledge-based economy.

  4. Entwicklung von weiblichen Jugendlichen in Berlin

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    Bau, Anne-Madeleine

    2011-01-01

    This PhD focuses on the question of how rising rates of obesity in girls and anthropomorphic measurements are linked to a premature menarche. In order to allow for a direct correlation with body measurements, the study was designed so as to collect data on menarche to the nearest month. The actual age of menarche in girls (10-15, n=1842) was surveyed through a representative cross-sectional study (BSCOC, Berlin School Children Cohort) in 69 Berlin schools and correlated to the anthropomorphic...

  5. Entwicklung der Schallleitungskomponente nach Mehrfachoperationen am Mittelohr

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    Wißler, Gesine

    2008-01-01

    Untersucht wurde die Veränderung der Schallleitungskomponente von einmal und mehrfach operierten Ohren. Einmal Operierte hörten signifikant besser als mehrfach operierte Ohren. Ohren mit Tympanoplastik Typ I hörten signifikant besser als Ohren mit Tympanoplastik Typ III/PORP und diese wiederum besser als Tympanoplastik Typ III/TORP. Bei Ohren mit Stapedektomie lag die Revisionsrate bei 1 %, der Hörgewinn bei über 20 dB. Ausschließlich in Würzburg operierte Ohren hörten signifikant besser als ...

  6. Entwicklung in der Kindheit aus kulturvergleichender Sicht

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    Trommsdorff, Gisela

    1993-01-01

    First, a short overview on the main topics in cross-cultural psychology of development is presented. Then, the advantages of the cross-cultural method, especially for the analyses of processes of development are briefly commented. Finally , the topics and theoretical background of the articles chosen for the Special Issue are presented. Their contribution consists not only in the description of cultural differences but also in the analyses of basic universal processes of cognitive, social, mo...

  7. Entwicklung eines Gasmoderators f\\"ur Positronen

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    Löwe, Benjamin

    2016-01-01

    (Translated Title: Development of a positron gas moderator) In this work a positron moderator that is based on inelastic positron scattering in nitrogen gas has been developed and set-up. A positron beam enters a gas cell through a small aperture. In the cell the positrons lose kinetic energy through collisions with the nitrogen molecules. By means of an electric field the positrons are then focused towards an exit where their kinetic energy is analysed. During measurements at the NEPOMUC beam moderated positrons could be observed. ----- Im Rahmen dieser Diplomarbeit wurde das Konzept eines Moderators f\\"ur Positronen untersucht, welches auf der Abbremsung und dem Drift von Positronen in gasf\\"ormigem Stickstoff beruht. Dazu wurde ein Versuchsaufbau konstruiert, aufgebaut und in Betrieb genommen. Ein Positronenstrahl wird durch eine kleine Blende in eine Gaszelle eingekoppelt, dort durch St\\"o{\\ss}e mit den Gasmolek\\"ulen abgebremst, durch ein elektrisches Feld auf den Ausgang fokussiert und dahinter analysie...

  8. Die Entwicklung der Kulturlandschaft "Elbtal Dresden"

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    Roch, Isolde

    2006-01-01

    Der Beitrag beleuchtet die Herausbildung der Stadtlandschaft am Fluss von der Gestaltungsidee für die Residenzstadt bis zur Großstadt im Industriezeitalter, bezogen auf planerische Einflussnahmen, die Wirksamkeit der Unterschutzstellung von Landschaften und Denkmalen sowie der Beteiligung der Bürgerschaft an Entscheidungen zur Stadtentwicklung. Aus den Vorgehensweisen beim Wiederaufbau der Stadt und der Herausbildung einer Kulturlandschaft von Weltgeltung werden Erfolgsfaktoren...

  9. Entwicklung, Umsetzung und Evaluierung eines dezentralen Lagerverwaltungssystems

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    Jung, Matthias; Le, Trung Thanh; Atz, Thomas; Günthner, Willibald A.

    2014-01-01

    Im Rahmen eines von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) geförderten Projekts wird ein detailliertes Konzept, bestehend aus einer Softwarearchitektur und Steuerungsalgorithmen, für ein dezentrales Lagerverwaltungssystem (LVS) vorgestellt und evaluiert.

  10. Projekte und Entwicklung der mathematischen Kompetenzen

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    Kubínová, M.; Tichá, Marie

    Berlin : Verlag Franzbecker, 1999 - (Neubrandt, M.), s. 333-336 ISBN 3-88120-304-4. [Tagung für Didaktik der Mathematik/33./. Bern (CH), 01.03.1999-05.03.1999] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA406/99/1696 Grant ostatní: GAUK(CZ) 303/1198/APP/PedF Subject RIV: AM - Education

  11. ENTWICKLUNG DER MYSTISCHEN RICHTUNG IM DEUTSCHEN MITTELALTER

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    Lyseiko, Larysa

    2015-01-01

    Developing of the language was taking place under the influence of social developing of the Middle Ages. Formation of the mystical course was finding its reflection as in the language so in the Middle High German period literature. In the given article considered the language peculiarities of the mystics and their influence on the Middle High German period language.

  12. Die Entwicklung der Konzeption der Nachhaltigkeitsanalyse

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    Janno Reiljan

    2013-01-01

    This article concerns limits and development possibilities of the sustainability analysis concept. Discussed are the qualitative sustainability measurement, and connections to the methodological basis of development assessment and the essence of evaluating sustainability. At first the sustainability definition is tackled, followed by an analysis of the nature of sustainability. The third section highlights the requirements for decision making that guarantees sustainability

  13. Entwicklung eines Ultraschallkatheters mit integriertem Mikroantrieb

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    Ledworuski, Ralf

    2006-01-01

    In der medizinischen Diagnostik werden Ultraschallkatheter häufig eingesetzt, um Gefäße wie z. B. Arterien oder den Gallengang auf Ablagerungen und krankhafte Veränderungen zu untersuchen und diese in einem sehr frühen Stadium zu erkennen. Voraussetzung dafür ist eine kontrastreiche Gefäßdarstellung mit guter Auflösung. Kathetersysteme aus dem Bereich des intravaskulären Ultraschalls (IVUS) und Minisonden des endoskopischen Ultraschalls (EUS) erzeugen zirkuläre Ultraschallbilder mit dem Ultra...

  14. Die Entwicklung der Konzeption der Nachhaltigkeitsanalyse

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    Janno Reiljan

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This article concerns limits and development possibilities of the sustainability analysis concept. Discussed are the qualitative sustainability measurement, and connections to the methodological basis of development assessment and the essence of evaluating sustainability. At first the sustainability definition is tackled, followed by an analysis of the nature of sustainability. The third section highlights the requirements for decision making that guarantees sustainability

  15. Zur Entwicklung des Anspruchslohns in Deutschland

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    Boss, Alfred

    2008-01-01

    Due to labor market reforms in Germany some years ago, the incentives to work changed. The paper analyzes the effects on the reservation wages for specific groups. It is assumed that reservation wages are determined by the replacement rates implied by the system of unemployment benefits and by the rules of means-tested social assistance. In addition, the paper describes the development of the replacement rates in the recent decades. As a side effect, it is intended to support the search for a...

  16. Air Force neutron dosimetry program

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    Approximately 1000 Air Force personnel are monitored for neutron radiation resulting from various sources at more than thirty worldwide locations. Neutron radiation spanning several orders of magnitude in energy is encountered. The Air Force currently uses albedo thermoluminescent neutron dosimeters for personnel monitoring. The energy dependence of the albedo neutron dosimeter is a current problem and the development of site specific correction factors is ongoing. A summary of data on the energy dependence is presented as well as efforts to develop algorithms for the dosimeter. An overview of current Air Force neutron dosimetry users and needs is also presented

  17. Korean Air Excellence in Flight

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    2005-01-01

    @@ Korean Air with a fleet of 119 aircraft, is one of the world's top 20 airlines, and oper-ates almost 400 flights everyday to 90 cities in 33 countries. The airline has about 50 flights per week between the US and Asia from nine US gateways: New York, Los Angeles, Washington,Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Atlanta, Anchorage and Honolulu.The carrier is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance partnering AeroMexico, Air France, Alitalia, CSA Czech Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM and Northwest Airlines to provide customers with extensive worldwide destina-tions, flights and services.

  18. Local air entrainment and detrainment

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    Kobus, Helmut

    1984-01-01

    Air and water are usually well separated by gravity due to their extreme difference in specific weight. Whenever they are mixed, however, they give rise to a very complex two-phase flow situation. The hydraulic engineer is often faced with the problem of estimating the effects of entrained air upon the flow, because this may be essential for the safe operation of a hydraulic structure.The predominant mechanism in generating airwater mixtures is the inclusion of air at the surface of flowing w...

  19. Air quality indices : a review

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    Pollution Probe presents some background information that will help in the development of a national Air Quality Index (AQI) in Canada. This report examines the issues that should be addressed in revising the national Index of the Quality of Air (IQUA) or creating a new national Air Quality Index. The IQUA was devised in 1976 and provides Canadians with real-time information on the state of community air quality by including major pollutants and their synergies. It is currently being used for air quality management plans and air quality alert systems. At the same time that the IQUA was devised, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) produced a parallel air quality index known as the Pollution Standard Index (PSI) which incorporated 5 criteria pollutants (particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide and ground level ozone) for which national health-based standards were devised. In 1999, the US EPA renamed their index the Air Quality Index (AQI) and made revisions to the primary health-based national ambient air quality standards for ground-level ozone and particulate matter. Separate values for PM2.5 and PM10 were incorporated and mandatory reporting was required for metropolitan areas with populations of 350,000 or more. Similarly, the IQUA has undergone major developments that affect the validity of the index, including: rejection by the Working Group on Air Quality Objectives and Guidelines of the previous maximum desirable and maximum acceptable air quality criteria, recognition that standards for many of the contaminants are outdated, developing more sensitive instrumentation for real-time monitoring of contaminants. This report also describes the use of the national short term Air Quality Index by provincial, territorial and local authorities in Canada. Pollution Probe recommends setting up a mechanism to review and revise IQUA on a regular basis that would incorporate governments, the medical profession, special

  20. Air Leakage and Air Transfer Between Garage and Living Space

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    Rudd, Armin [Building Science Corporation, Westford, MA (United States)

    2014-09-01

    This research project focused on evaluation of air transfer between the garage and living space in a single-family detached home constructed by a production homebuilder in compliance with the 2009 International Residential Code and the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code. The project gathered important information about the performance of whole-building ventilation systems and garage ventilation systems as they relate to minimizing flow of contaminated air from garage to living space. A series of 25 multi-point fan pressurization tests and additional zone pressure diagnostic testing characterized the garage and house air leakage, the garage-to-house air leakage, and garage and house pressure relationships to each other and to outdoors using automated fan pressurization and pressure monitoring techniques. While the relative characteristics of this house may not represent the entire population of new construction configurations and air tightness levels (house and garage) throughout the country, the technical approach was conservative and should reasonably extend the usefulness of the results to a large spectrum of house configurations from this set of parametric tests in this one house. Based on the results of this testing, the two-step garage-to-house air leakage test protocol described above is recommended where whole-house exhaust ventilation is employed.

  1. Rooftop Unitary Air Conditioner with Integral Dedicated Outdoor Air System

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    Tiax Llc

    2006-02-28

    Energy use of rooftop and other unitary air-conditioners in commercial applications accounts for about 1 quad (10{sup 15} Btu) of primary energy use annually in the U.S. [Reference 7]. The realization that this cooling equipment accounts for the majority of commercial building cooled floorspace and the majority also of commercial building energy use has spurred development of improved-efficiency equipment as well as development of stricter standards addressing efficiency levels. Another key market driver affecting design of rooftop air-conditioning equipment has been concern regarding comfort and the control of humidity. Trends for increases in outdoor air ventilation rates in certain applications, and the increasing concern about indoor air quality problems associated with humidity levels and moisture in buildings points to a need for improved dehumidification capability in air-conditioning equipment of all types. In many cases addressing this issue exacerbates energy efficiency, and vice versa. The integrated dedicated outdoor air system configuration developed in this project addresses both energy and comfort/humidity issues.

  2. Steam and hot air injection for thermal rehabilitation of contaminated sites; Wasserdampf- und Heissluftinjektion zur thermischen Sanierung kontaminierter Standorte

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    Schmidt, R.

    2001-07-01

    Thermal in situ rehabilitation technologies are a promising alternative to conventional methods of cleaning up contaminated sites. The fact that an increase in temperature changes the physical properties of materials makes it possible, in principle, to release large quantities of pollutants within short time periods. The use of pure steam or steam/air mixtures as fluid thermal carriers permits converting subterranean non-aqueous-phase pollutants into the gas phase through increased vapour pressure and transporting them to the surface by means of soil air aspiration for further treatment. The purpose of the present two-stage research project was to systematically develop a thermal in situ rehabilitation technology using steam as fluid heat carrier and use it for land rehabilitation operations on a pilot basis. In the first, fundamental project phase aspects of heat transport (Faerber, 1997) and pollutant behaviour (Betz, 1998)in homogenous porous media upon pure steam injection were explored at a laboratory and technical scale using containers of different sizes (1D, 2D, 3D). The results were used to derive application criteria for this technology. [German] Thermische In-situ-Sanierungstechnologien stellen bei der Reinigung kontaminierter Standorte eine vielversprechende Alternative zu konventionellen Verfahren dar. Die Veraenderung physikalischer Stoffeigenschaften mit steigender Temperatur ermoeglicht grundsaetzlich hohe Schadstoffaustraege innerhalb kurzer Zeitraeume. Beim Einsatz von reinem Wasserdampf oder Wasserdampf-Luft-Gemischen als Waermetraegerfluid koennen im Untergrund in nicht waessriger Phase vorliegende Schadstoffe hauptsaechlich wegen der erhoehten Dampfdruecke in die Gasphase ueberfuehrt, ueber eine Bodenluftabsaugung an die Oberflaeche transportiert und dann einer weiteren Behandlung zugefuehrt werden. Zielsetzung eines zweistufigen Forschungsvorhabens war die systematische Entwicklung einer thermischen In-situ-Sanierungstechnologie unter

  3. Air Conditioning Compressor Air Leak Detection by Image Processing Techniques for Industrial Applications

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    Pookongchai Kritsada; Nakornrat Prasit; Sookananta Bongkoj; Buasri Panhathai

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents method to detect air leakage of an air conditioning compressor using image processing techniques. Quality of air conditioning compressor should not have air leakage. To test an air conditioning compressor leak, air is pumped into a compressor and then submerged into the water tank. If air bubble occurs at surface of the air conditioning compressor, that leakage compressor must be returned for maintenance. In this work a new method to detect leakage and search leakage point...

  4. Historical Ambient Air Quality Data Inventory

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Historical Ambient Air Quality Data Inventory contains measured and estimated data on ambient air pollution for use in assessing air quality, assisting in...

  5. High Altitude Clear Air Turbulence Project

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory conducted the High Altitude Clear Air Turbulence Project in the mid 1960s with the intention of better understanding air...

  6. National Air Toxic Assessments (NATA) Results

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The National Air Toxics Assessment was conducted by EPA in 2002 to assess air toxics emissions in order to identify and prioritize air toxics, emission source types...

  7. Clean Air Status and Trends Network (CASTNET)

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Clean Air Status and Trends Network (CASTNET) is a national air quality monitoring network designed to provide data to assess trends in air quality, atmospheric...

  8. Profit goal set for airBaltic

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    2011-01-01

    Latvijas Krajbanka president arvab, et airBalticu olukorra stabiliseerimiseks läheb vähemalt aasta. AirBalticu senine juht Bertolt Flick võib hakata uue Vilniuse lennukompanii investoriks. AirBalticu uuest juhatusest

  9. Manual on indoor air quality

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    Diamond, R.C.; Grimsrud, D.T.

    1983-12-01

    This reference manual was prepared to assist electric utilities in helping homeowners, builders, and new home buyers to understand a broad range of issues related to indoor air quality. The manual is directed to technically knowledgeable persons employed by utility companies - the customer service or marketing representative, applications engineer, or technician - who may not have specific expertise in indoor air quality issues. In addition to providing monitoring and control techniques, the manual summarizes the link between pollutant concentrations, air exchange, and energy conservation and describes the characteristics and health effects of selected pollutants. Where technical information is too lengthy or complex for inclusion in this volume, reference sources are given. Information for this manual was gathered from technical studies, manufacturers' information, and other materials from professional societies, institutes, and associations. The aim has been to provide objective technical and descriptive information that can be used by utility personnel to make informed decisions about indoor air quality issues.

  10. 2011 NATA - Air Toxics Monitors

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — This dataset includes annual (2005 - 2013) statistics of measured ambient air toxics concentrations (in micrograms per cubic meter) and associated risk estimates...

  11. Reverse Ballistic Air Gun Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — This custom-designed facility houses a suite of three air guns capable of generating accelerations up to 100,000 Gs and velocities up to 2,000 ft/s. In addition to...

  12. A Martian Air Battery Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This project will investigate an entirely new battery chemistry by developing A Martian Air Battery. Specifically the project will explore the concept of a Martian...

  13. Personal Air Vehicle Research Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The innovation is a low aspect ratio all-lifting configuration for personal air vehicles. This configuration uses an architecture fundamentally different from...

  14. US Air Force Balloon Observations

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Worksheets containing pilot balloon data computed from releases at Air Force stations in the western United States. Elevation and azimuth angles are used to compute...

  15. Kongres IFLA v Buenos Aires

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    Burgetová, Jarmila

    -, č. 4 (2004), s. 4-7. ISSN 1210-8502 Keywords : IFLA * International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions * Congress 2004 * Buenos Aires Subject RIV: AF - Documentation, Librarianship, Information Studies

  16. Indoor plants as air cleaners

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    Dela Cruz, Majbrit; Christensen, Jan H.; Müller, Renate

    2015-01-01

    experiments is not directly transferrable to real life settings. The largest problem is the use of closed chambers where there is no air exchange. This also results in a declining VOC concentration over time. Due to this limitation, we constructed a new experimental system which among others can allow for air......Plants have been used decoratively indoors for centuries. For the last 25-30 years, their beneficial abilities to reduce the levels of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the indoor air have also been investigated. Previous studies have shown that VOCs are removed by the plant itself...... exchange and a constant VOC concentration. With the new system it was found that removal rates obtained in chambers with air exchange and constant VOC concentration were significantly higher than removal rates obtained in closed chambers. This means that removal rates obtained in closed chambers may be an...

  17. In Brief: Air pollution app

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    Showstack, Randy

    2010-10-01

    A new smartphone application takes advantage of various technological capabilities and sensors to help users monitor air quality. Tapping into smartphone cameras, Global Positioning System (GPS) sensors, compasses, and accelerometers, computer scientists with the University of Southern California's (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering have developed a new application, provisionally entitled “Visibility.” Currently available for the Android telephone operating system, the application is available for free download at http://robotics.usc.edu/˜mobilesensing/Projects/AirVisibilityMonitoring. An iPhone application may be introduced soon. Smartphone users can take a picture of the sky and then compare it with models of sky luminance to estimate visibility. While conventional air pollution monitors are costly and thinly deployed in some areas, the smartphone application potentially could help fill in some blanks in existing air pollution maps, according to USC computer science professor Gaurav Sukhatme.

  18. Manual on indoor air quality

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    This reference manual was prepared to assist electric utilities in helping homeowners, builders, and new home buyers to understand a broad range of issues related to indoor air quality. The manual is directed to technically knowledgeable persons employed by utility companies - the customer service or marketing representative, applications engineer, or technician - who may not have specific expertise in indoor air quality issues. In addition to providing monitoring and control techniques, the manual summarizes the link between pollutant concentrations, air exchange, and energy conservation and describes the characteristics and health effects of selected pollutants. Where technical information is too lengthy or complex for inclusion in this volume, reference sources are given. Information for this manual was gathered from technical studies, manufacturers' information, and other materials from professional societies, institutes, and associations. The aim has been to provide objective technical and descriptive information that can be used by utility personnel to make informed decisions about indoor air quality issues

  19. US Air Force Base Observations

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Hourly observations taken by U.S. Air Force personnel at bases in the United States and around the world. Foreign observations concentrated in the Middle East and...

  20. Air pollution in the Slovak Republic, 2001

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    A report on air quality and contribution of individual sources on its pollution in the Slovak Republic in 2001 is presented. This report consists of two parts: (1) Ambient air and (2) Emission. Ambient air part is divided into the following chapters: Regional air pollution and quality of precipitation; Local air pollution; Atmospheric ozone. Emission part is divided into the following chapters: Emission and air pollution source inventory, Greenhouse gas emissions

  1. Senyawa Organik Dalam Air Minum

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    Sri Soewasti Soesanto

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Kadar zat   organik   yang berlebihan dalam  air  minum  tidak diperbolehkan karena selain menimbulkan warna, bau dan  rasa yang tidak  diinginkan, juga mungkin bersifat toksik baik secara langsung maupun setelah bersenyawa dengan zat lain yang ada.Zat organik yang ada dalam air minum dapat berasal dari alam atau sebagai dampak dari kegiatan manusia.

  2. Molecular Epidemiology and Air Pollution

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    Rössner ml., Pavel; Binková, B.; Rössnerová, Andrea; Šrám, Radim

    Rieka: InTech, 2015 - (Nejadkoorki, F.), s. 609-643 ISBN 978-953-51-2180-0 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-13458S Institutional support: RVO:68378041 Keywords : molecular epidemiology * biomarkers * human populations * in vitro studies Subject RIV: DN - Health Impact of the Environment Quality http://www.intechopen.com/books/current-air-quality-issues/molecular-epidemiology-and-air- pollution

  3. The lithium air battery fundamentals

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    Imanishi, Nobuyuki; Bruce, Peter G

    2014-01-01

    Lithium air rechargeable batteries are the best candidate for a power source for electric vehicles, because of their high specific energy density. In this book, the history, scientific background, status and prospects of the lithium air system are introduced by specialists in the field. This book will contain the basics, current statuses, and prospects for new technologies. This book is ideal for those interested in electrochemistry, energy storage, and materials science.

  4. Air sea ratio reduction initiative

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    Oberle, Jean

    2010-09-15

    Airfreight is the most expensive mode of transportation as well as the most impacting in terms of CO{sup 2} emissions. It is 7 times more expensive on average to ship by air than shipping by sea 1. Airfreight transportation mode emits 30 times more CO{sup 2} than sea freight mode 2. These elements provided a compelling platform to design a global logistics program to initiate a modal shift from air to sea freight without compromising service to customers.

  5. Small Break Air Ingress Experiment

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    Chang Oh; Eung Soo Kim

    2011-09-01

    The small break air-ingress experiment, described in this report, is designed to investigate air-ingress phenomena postulated to occur in pipes in a very high temperature gas-cooled reactor (VHTRs). During this experiment, air-ingress rates were measured for various flow and break conditions through small holes drilled into a pipe of the experimental apparatus. The holes were drilled at right angles to the pipe wall such that a direction vector drawn from the pipe centerline to the center of each hole was at right angles with respect to the pipe centerline. Thus the orientation of each hole was obtained by measuring the included angle between the direction vector of each hole with respect to a reference line anchored on the pipe centerline and pointing in the direction of the gravitational force. Using this reference system, the influence of several important parameters on the air ingress flow rate were measured including break orientation, break size, and flow velocity . The approach used to study the influence of these parameters on air ingress is based on measuring the changes in oxygen concentrations at various locations in the helium flow circulation system as a function of time using oxygen sensors (or detectors) to estimate the air-ingress rates through the holes. The test-section is constructed of a stainless steel pipe which had small holes drilled at the desired locations.

  6. 75 FR 34673 - Approval of the Clean Air Act, Section 112(l), Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Air...

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    2010-06-18

    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 63 Approval of the Clean Air Act, Section 112(l), Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Air Emission Standards for Halogenated Solvent Cleaning Machines: State of Rhode Island... Emissions from Organic Solvent Cleaning (``RI Regulation No. 36'') and Rhode Island Air Pollution...

  7. Development and testing of redundant optical fiber sensing systems with self-control, for underground nuclear waste disposal site monitoring. Vol. 1: Summary and evaluation. Final report; Entwicklung und Erprobung redundanter faseroptischer Messsysteme mit Selbstkontrolle zur Endlagerueberwachung. Bd. 1: Zusammenfassung und Auswertung. Abschlussbericht

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    Jobmann, M.; Fischer, S.; Voet, M.

    2000-01-01

    Fiber optic sensors have been developed or further developed, for specific tasks of the research project reported, as for instance detecting and signalling changes of geophysical or geochemical parameters in underground waste storage sites which are of relevance to operating safety. Such changes include e.g. materials dislocations, extensions, temperatures, humidity, pH value and presence of gaseous carbon dioxide and hydrogen. The measuring principle chosen is the fiber Bragg Grating method, as a particularly versatile method easy to integrate into fiber optic networks. After development and successful lab-scale testing of all sensors, except for the gas sensors, field test systems have been made for underground applications and have been tested in situ in the experimental Konrad mine of DBE. Most of the problems discovered with these tests could be resolved wihtin the given project period, so that finally field-test proven sensing systems are available for further activities. The report explains the system performance with a concrete example which shows inter alia beneficial aspects of the system with respect to on-site operation, and the potentials offered in establishing more direct connections between numerical safety analyses and measured results. (orig./CB) [German] Im Rahmen dieses Forschungsprojektes wurden faseroptische Sensoren entwickelt bzw. weiterentwickelt, die in der Lage sind, Veraenderungen relevanter geophysikalischer und geochemischer Groessen im Bereich der Grubenraeume zu signalisieren, die zu einer Gefaehrdung der Betriebssicherheit fuehren koennten. Im einzelnen sind dies Verschiebungen, Dehnungen, Temperatur, Feuchtigkeit, pH-Werte und Gasgehalte an Kohlendioxid und Wasserstoff. Als Messprinzip wurde aus den moeglichen optischen Verfahren das 'Bragg-Gitter' Prinzip zur Entwicklung gewaehlt, da es besonders vielseitig ist und sich gut in groessere optische Netzwerke integrieren laesst. Nach Entwicklung und erfolgreichem Test der

  8. Aircraft Research Guideline 1999 - 2002: High pressure compressor - preliminary design as a basis for the development of an efficient and environmentally friendly core engine. Final report; Leitlinie Luftfahrtforschung 1999 - 2002: Hochdruckverdichter-Vorauslegung als Grundlagenuntersuchung zur Entwicklung eines Kerntriebwerkes fuer einen effizienten und umweltfreundlichen Antrieb. Schlussbericht

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    Klinger, H.

    2001-08-01

    This report completes the documentation for the research project 'High Pressure Compressor - Preliminary Design as Basis for the Development of an Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Core Engine' which was funded by the Ministry of Economics of State Brandenburg. The objective of the project is to deliver a preliminary compressor aerodynamic design as well as design studies for an efficient, weight and cost improved compressor. The increase of stage pressure ratio and improved efficiency, whilst stage and blade count is reduced, has been achieved by advanced 3D methods. Compressor stability also at off-design conditions will be retained. The mechanical design focusses on a cost and weight optimised rotor not only for a conventional bladed discs but also for Blish stages. Various options for split casings have been developed and assessed. Alternative vortex reducers based on different design options have been carried out. The results from this project will be directly exploited in a follow-on project for a new nine-stage compressor. The new high pressure compressor will be a key element of the future two-shaft-engine architecture. (orig.) [German] Der vorliegende Bericht schliesst das vom Land Brandenburg im Rahmen der Leitlinie Luftfahrtforschung gefoerderte Vorhaben 'Hochdruckverdichter - Vorauslegung als Grundlagenuntersuchung zur Entwicklung eines Kerntriebwerkes fuer einen effizienten und umweltfreundlichen Antrieb' ab. Ziel dieses Vorhabens ist es, im Rahmen einer aerodynamischen Vorauslegung sowie Designstudien die notwendigen Technologien zu erarbeiten, um einen hinsichtlich Effizienz, Kosten, Gewicht und Wartungsintervallen verbesserten Hochdruckverdichter auszulegen. Die Erhoehung des Druckverhaeltnisses und des Wirkungsgrads bei verringerter Stufen- und Schaufelzahl sowie ein stabiles Betriebsverhalten auch ausserhalb des Auslegungspunktes wurde dabei durch eine aeusserst fortschrittliche 3D Schaufelauslegung erreicht. Auf der

  9. Development of a methodology for measuring the radon source strength of large surfaces and evaluation of the radon insulation effects of various coverings. Final report; Entwicklung einer Messmethodik zur Bestimmung der Radonquellstaerke grosser Flaechen und Bewertung der Radondaemmwirkung von Abdeckschichten. Abschlussbericht

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    Schulz, H.; Funke, L.; Knittel, B.; Koschemann, A.; Rothe, S.; Schellenberger, A.; Vogel, W.

    2003-07-01

    bodenphysikalischen Verhaeltnissen nur bedingt moeglich sind. In diesem Vorhaben soll eine praktisch anwendbare Methode zur Bestimmung der langzeitigen Radonquellstaerke grosser Flaechen entwickelt werden. Die Einzielsetzungen gliedern sich in die nachfolgenden Punkte: Ausarbeitung eines konzeptionellen Modells fuer die Herangehensweise bei der Entwicklung des Verfahrens zur Bestimmung der Radonexhalation auf grossen Flaechen ueber laengere Zeitraeume; Durchfuehrung der Radonmessungen mit integrierenden Messsystemen an ausgewaehlten Flaechen und Standards sowie Durchfuehrung der fuer die praxisorientierte Anwendung erforderlichen Kalibrierungen; Modellierung und Bewertung der Untersuchungsergebnisse; Entwicklung eines praktikablen Verfahrens zur Bestimmung einer Langzeit-Radonexhalation auf grossen Flaechen. (orig.)

  10. Unit for air decontamination; Unidad para descontaminacion de aire

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    Mariano H, E

    1991-02-15

    To fulfill the applicable requirements of safety to the ventilation systems in nuclear facilities, it is necessary to make a cleaning of the air that hurtles to the atmosphere. For that which was designed and it manufactured an unit for decontamination of the air for the Pilot plant of production of Nuclear Fuel that this built one with national parts, uses Hepa national filters and the design can adapt for different dimensions of filters, also can be added a lodging for a prefilter or to adopt two Hepa filters. (Author)

  11. Megacities, air quality and climate

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    Baklanov, Alexander; Molina, Luisa T.; Gauss, Michael

    2016-02-01

    The rapid urbanization and growing number of megacities and urban complexes requires new types of research and services that make best use of science and available technology. With an increasing number of humans now living in urban sprawls, there are urgent needs of examining what the rising number of megacities means for air pollution, local climate and the effects these changes have on global climate. Such integrated studies and services should assist cities in facing hazards such as storm surge, flooding, heat waves, and air pollution episodes, especially in changing climates. While important advances have been made, new interdisciplinary research studies are needed to increase our understanding of the interactions between emissions, air quality, and regional and global climates. Studies need to address both basic and applied research and bridge the spatial and temporal scales connecting local emissions and air pollution and local weather, global atmospheric chemistry and climate. This paper reviews the current status of studies of the complex interactions between climate, air quality and megacities, and identifies the main gaps in our current knowledge as well as further research needs in this important field of research.

  12. Air Pollution and the skin

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    Eleni eDrakaki

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The increase of air pollution over the years has major effects on the human skin. The skin is exposed to ultraviolet radiation (UVR and environmental air pollutants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs, volatile organic compounds (VOCs, oxides, particulate matter (PM, ozone (O3 and cigarette smoke. Although human skin acts as a biological shield against pro-oxidative chemical and physical air pollutants, the prolonged or repetitive exposure to high levels of these pollutants may have profound negative effects on the skin. Exposure of the skin to air pollutants has been associated with skin aging and inflammatory or allergic skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis or acne, while skin cancer is among the most serious effects. On the other hand, some air pollutants (ie, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide and scattering particulates (clouds and soot in the troposphere reduce the effects of shorter wavelength UVR and significant reductions in UV irradiance have been observed in polluted urban areas.

  13. Air protection strategy in Poland

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    Blaszczyk, B.

    1995-12-31

    Air quality is one of the basic factors determining the environmental quality and influencing the life conditions of people. There is a shortage of proper quality air in many regions of Poland. In consequence, and due to unhindered transport, air pollution is the direct cause of losses in the national economy (reduction of crops, losses in forestry, corrosion of buildings and constructions, worsening of people`s health). Poland is believed to be one of the most contaminated European countries. The reason for this, primarily, is the pollution concomitant with energy-generating fuel combustion; in our case it means the use of solid fuels: hard coal and lignite. This monocultural economy of energy generation is accompanied by low efficiency of energy use (high rates of energy loss from buildings, heat transmission pipelines, energy-consuming industrial processes). This inefficiency results in the unnecessary production of energy and pollution. Among other reasons, this results from the fact that in the past Poland did not sign any international agreements concerning the reduction of the emission of pollution. The activities aimes at air protection in Poland are conducted based on the Environmental Formation and Protection Act in effect since 1980 (with many further amendments) and the The Ecological Policy of the state (1991). The goals of the Polish air pollution reduction program for the period 1994-2000 are presented.

  14. Trading emissions improve air quality

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    While admitting sharply contrasting views exist, James M. Lents of the South Coast Air Quality Management District in southern California sees emissions trading open-quotes as a lifesaver for our troubled planet.close quotes He explains: open-quotes If political support for the environment is to be maintained, we must seek the most economical and flexible means of pursuing cleanup. At present, market incentives and emissions trading represent our best hope.close quotes Lents is putting his money where his pen is. The air quality management district he heads plans to use market incentives, including emissions trading, to reduce air pollution in the notoriously dirty southern California area. When the system goes into operation in 1994, he estimates it will save southern California businesses more than $400 million a year in compliance costs, while also making major improvements in the region's air quality. If the idea works there, why won't it work elsewhere, even on a global scale, Lents asks? He believes it will. But open-quotes the ultimate success of emissions-trading programs, whether regional, national, or international in scope, lies in the proof that they're actually achieving reductions in harmful emissions,close quotes he emphasizes. open-quotes These reductions must be real and verifiable to satisfy the Clean Air Act and a skeptical public.close quotes

  15. Development and testing in practice of a multidimensional evaluation and decision support system for integrated river basin management in the context of ecology, technical systems and social-economy along with an example of the Lippe river basin. Final report; Entwicklung und Praxiserprobung eines mehrdimensionalen Bewertungs- und Entscheidungsunterstuetzungs-Systems fuer integriertes Flusseinzugsgebietsmanagement im Spannungsfeld von Oekologie, Technik und Sozio-Oekonomie am Beispiel der Lippe. Schlussbericht

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    Schultz, G.A.; Finke, L.; Rudolph, K.U.; Petruck, A.

    2001-04-09

    allgemein gueltigen Inhalte des Forschungsantrags sowie die Begleitumstaende seiner Erstellung. Thematisch geht es hierbei um die nachfolgend dargestellte Problemstellung. Wasserwirtschaft soll kuenftig im Sinne der EU als integriertes Flusseinzugsgebietsmanagement betrieben weren. Das hierfuer erforderliche - derzeit kaum vorhandene - methodische Instrumentarium zu entwickeln, ist Hauptziel des Forschungsvorhabens. Dies bedingt zum einen Theorieentwicklung, zum anderen deren Validierung an einem realen Flusssystem, wofuer hier das Lippe-Einzugsgebiet gewaehlt wurde. Flusseinzugsgebietsmanagement beinhaltet die Durchfuehrung von zahlreichen Massnahmen, die den derzeitigen Zustand in Hinblick auf die Wasserqualitaet in den Gewaessern den gewuenschten Zielzustaenden annaehert. Hierzu muessen vorgesehene Massnahmen zunaechst mehrdimensional bewertet werden (oekologisch, technisch, sozio-oekonomisch). Ein zu entwickelndes Entscheidungsunterstuetzungs-System soll diese bewerteten Massnahmenbuendel zu wenigen entscheidungsrelevanten Parametern aggregieren, wodurch den Entscheidungstraegern die Wahl ihrer praeferierten Alternative in transparenter Weise ermoeglicht wird. Das Projekt wird zu oekonomisch besseren Loesungen fuehren und Basis fuer weitergehende Forschungen sein koennen. (orig.)

  16. Air quality in Europe - 2012 report

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    NONE

    2012-09-15

    This report presents an overview and analysis of the status and trends of air quality in Europe based on concentration measurements in ambient air and data on anthropogenic emissions and trends from 2001 - when mandatory monitoring of ambient air concentrations of selected pollutants first produced reliable air quality information - to 2010. (Author)

  17. 29 CFR 1926.803 - Compressed air.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 8 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Compressed air. 1926.803 Section 1926.803 Labor Regulations... Compressed Air § 1926.803 Compressed air. (a) General provisions. (1) There shall be present, at all times... medical aspects of compressed air work and the treatment of decompression illness. He shall be...

  18. 14 CFR 25.1091 - Air induction.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Air induction. 25.1091 Section 25.1091... STANDARDS: TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRPLANES Powerplant Induction System § 25.1091 Air induction. (a) The air induction system for each engine and auxiliary power unit must supply— (1) The air required by that...

  19. 14 CFR 27.1091 - Air induction.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Air induction. 27.1091 Section 27.1091... STANDARDS: NORMAL CATEGORY ROTORCRAFT Powerplant Induction System § 27.1091 Air induction. (a) The air induction system for each engine must supply the air required by that engine under the operating...

  20. 14 CFR 29.1091 - Air induction.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Air induction. 29.1091 Section 29.1091... STANDARDS: TRANSPORT CATEGORY ROTORCRAFT Powerplant Induction System § 29.1091 Air induction. (a) The air induction system for each engine and auxiliary power unit must supply the air required by that engine...

  1. 22 CFR 228.22 - Air transportation.

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    2010-04-01

    ... criteria for determining when U.S. flag air carriers are unavailable. See 48 CFR 47.403-1, or USAID... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Air transportation. 228.22 Section 228.22... for USAID Financing § 228.22 Air transportation. (a) The eligibility of air transportation...

  2. A method and device for cleaning air

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    2009-01-01

    The present invention relates to a method and device for cleaning pollution from air wherin the air to be cleaned is subjected to a sequence of physical and chemical treatments.......The present invention relates to a method and device for cleaning pollution from air wherin the air to be cleaned is subjected to a sequence of physical and chemical treatments....

  3. 29 CFR 1917.154 - Compressed air.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 7 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Compressed air. 1917.154 Section 1917.154 Labor Regulations...) MARINE TERMINALS Related Terminal Operations and Equipment § 1917.154 Compressed air. Employees shall be... this part during cleaning with compressed air. Compressed air used for cleaning shall not exceed...

  4. 19 CFR 122.165 - Air cabotage.

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    2010-04-01

    ... AIR COMMERCE REGULATIONS Penalties § 122.165 Air cabotage. (a) The air cabotage law (49 U.S.C. 41703... provided for in 14 CFR 121.153, and those aircraft used exclusively in the service of any government. (b... 19 Customs Duties 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Air cabotage. 122.165 Section 122.165...

  5. Development of a model for the calculation of energy inputs and emissions of the civil aviation. TREMOD AV; Entwicklung eines Modells zur Berechnung der Energieeinsaetze und Emissionen des zivilen Flugverkehrs. TREMOD AV

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    Knoerr, Wolfram; Schacht, Alexander [ifeu-Institut fuer Energie- und Umweltforschung GmbH, Heidelberg (Germany); Gores, Sabine [Oeko-Institut e.V. - Institut fuer Angewandte Oekologie, Berlin (Germany)

    2012-09-15

    Due to the Climate Change Convention and the Air Pollution protocols (Geneva, Switzerland) Germany is obliged to establish emission inventories of greenhouse gases and air pollutants. The emission model TREMOD determines annually transport emissions in Germany. The contribution under consideration reports on an extension of this model to the aviation, so that current and differentiated emission results can be produced in future in order to meet the requirements of the reporting. The updated emission values are transferred to the Central System of Emissions (CSE).

  6. Sumatera Air Asia Training Center (Arsitektur Metafora)

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    Susanto, William

    2015-01-01

    Sumatera Air Asia Training Center as Air Asia training facility’s construction have a propose to train the Air Asia air craft crew who will be the employee of the Air Asia Airlines.Beside the main function;training facility for the Air Asia Crew; the other airline’s crew can be train by a cooperation with Air Asia.The aircraft crew that can be train in this facility is pilot initial, pilot type-rating, pilot recurrent, ATPL, Flight attendant initial and recurrent..This facility ha...

  7. Picosecond laser filamentation in air

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    Schmitt-Sody, Andreas; Bergé, L; Skupin, S; Polynkin, Pavel

    2016-01-01

    The propagation of intense picosecond laser pulses in air in the presence of strong nonlinear self-action effects and air ionization is investigated experimentally and numerically. The model used for numerical analysis is based on the nonlinear propagator for the optical field coupled with the rate equations for the production of various ionic species and plasma temperature. Our results show that the phenomenon of plasma-driven intensity clamping, which is paramount in femtosecond laser filamentation, holds for picosecond pulses. Furthermore, the temporal pulse distortions are limited and the pulse fluence is also clamped. The resulting unique feature of the picosecond filamentation regime is the production of a broad, fully ionized air channel, continuous both longitudinally and transversely, which may be instrumental for numerous applications.

  8. Metal-air electrochemical cell

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    Sarbacher, R. I.; Fechter, H. R.

    1985-01-01

    An electrochemical cell for which fuel is prepared and introduced under artificial gravity forces. The active metal is deposited through the action of the field on an anode current collecting member, effecting good compaction and reduced cell internal impedance. A microprocessor provides control of the induced gravity, flow rates, temperature, and other variables-enabling the active metal to be controlled in its thickness as well as providing a predetermined separation from the cathode. Abrasion of the cathode and the possibility of shorting are avoided by the presence of outwardly directed radial forces. These forces are induced by rotation of the electrolyte, air cathode, anode collector and the active metal. The forces promote also the passage of moisture laden air through the air cathode elements. Reaction products produced within the cell volume are circulated to an outside container for separation and possible reuse.

  9. Air showers and geomagnetic field

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    The influence of the geomagnetic field on the development of air showers is studied. The well known International Geomagnetic Reference Field was included in the AIRES air shower simulation program as an auxiliary tool to allow the calculation of very accurate estimations of the geomagnetic field given the geographic coordinates, altitude above sea level and date of a given event. Our simulations indicate that the geomagnetic deflections significantly alter some shower observables such as, for example, the lateral distribution of muons in the case of events with large zenith angles (larger than 75 deg.). On the other hand, such alterations seem to be unimportant for smaller zenith angles. Global observables such as the total number of particles or longitudinal development parameters do not present appreciable dependences on the geomagnetic deflections for all the cases that were studied. (author)

  10. Air pollution and allergic diseases

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    Ring, J.

    1987-03-13

    In the discussion on possible adverse effects of air pollution upon human health one has to distinguish between out-door and in-door environment. The most frequent pollutants in out-door air over industrialized areas are particulate substances, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxide, carbonmonoxide, ozone and lead. Most of these substances have direct irritating effects on mucous surfaces. Hypersensitivity reactions have been described against sulfur dioxide and sulfites occurring as asthma, urticaria or anaphylactoid reactions. In-door air pollution is of much greater practical importance for a variety of diseases. Apart from physio-chemical irritants and microbial organisms leading to infections, organic allergens (e.g. house dust mites, moulds, animal epithelia) can induce a variety of allergic diseases via different pathomechanisms.

  11. Distributed Air Traffic Control Simulator

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    R. Radovanović

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available During initial training air traffic control students acquire theoretical knowledge in various fields including air traffic management, aircraft performance, air traffic control equipment and systems, navigation and others. This paper proposes a simulator and explains its use and features that allows students to gain a practical insight into their coursework in order to complement their training. The goal of the simulator is to realistically implement all the key functionalities needed to cover the topics that were presented in class. The simulator offers a user friendly, distributed, and multi-role environment that can be deployed on regular PCs. Moreover, this paper discusses and resolves some of the main conceptual and implementational issues that were faced during simulator development.

  12. Urban air quality in Europe

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    This book provides an overview of air quality in urban environments in Europe, focusing on air pollutant emission sources and formation mechanisms, measurement and modeling strategies, and future perspectives. The emission sources described are biomass burning, vehicular traffic, industry and agriculture, but also African dust and long-range transport of pollutants across the European regions. The impact of these emission sources and processes on atmospheric particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen oxides and volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds is discussed and critical areas for particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide in Europe are identified. Finally, this volume presents future perspectives, mainly regarding upcoming air quality monitoring strategies, metrics of interest, such as submicron and nanoparticles, and indoor and outdoor exposure scenarios.

  13. Chapter 22: Compressed Air Evaluation Protocol

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    Benton, N.

    2014-11-01

    Compressed-air systems are used widely throughout industry for many operations, including pneumatic tools, packaging and automation equipment, conveyors, and other industrial process operations. Compressed-air systems are defined as a group of subsystems composed of air compressors, air treatment equipment, controls, piping, pneumatic tools, pneumatically powered machinery, and process applications using compressed air. A compressed-air system has three primary functional subsystems: supply, distribution, and demand. Air compressors are the primary energy consumers in a compressed-air system and are the primary focus of this protocol. The two compressed-air energy efficiency measures specifically addressed in this protocol are: high-efficiency/variable speed drive (VSD) compressor replacing modulating compressor; compressed-air leak survey and repairs. This protocol provides direction on how to reliably verify savings from these two measures using a consistent approach for each.

  14. Thermodynamic properties of sea air

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    R. Feistel

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Very accurate thermodynamic potential functions are available for fluid water, ice, seawater and humid air covering wide ranges of temperature and pressure conditions. They permit the consistent computation of all equilibrium properties as, for example, required for coupled atmosphere-ocean models or the analysis of observational or experimental data. With the exception of humid air, these potential functions are already formulated as international standards released by the International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam (IAPWS, and have been adopted in 2009 for oceanography by IOC/UNESCO.

    In this paper, we derive a collection of formulas for important quantities expressed in terms of the thermodynamic potentials, valid for typical phase transitions and composite systems of humid air and water/ice/seawater. Particular attention is given to equilibria between seawater and humid air, referred to as "sea air" here. In a related initiative, these formulas will soon be implemented in a source-code library for easy practical use. The library is primarily aimed at oceanographic applications but will be relevant to air-sea interaction and meteorology as well.

    The formulas provided are valid for any consistent set of suitable thermodynamic potential functions. Here we adopt potential functions from previous publications in which they are constructed from theoretical laws and empirical data; they are briefly summarized in the appendix. The formulas make use of the full accuracy of these thermodynamic potentials, without additional approximations or empirical coefficients. They are expressed in the temperature scale ITS-90 and the 2008 Reference-Composition Salinity Scale.

  15. Air quality management planning (AQMP

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    Sivertsen Bjarne

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In most urban areas of the world, particulate matter (PM levels pose severe problems, addressed in several policy areas (air quality, climate change, and human health. PM presents multiple challenges due to the multitude of its sources, spanning many sectors of economic activity as well as nature, and due to the complexity of atmospheric processes involved in its transport and secondary formation. For the authorities, the goal is to assure minimal impacts of atmospheric PM levels, in practice represented by compliance with existing regulations and standards. This may be achieved through an air quality management plan (AQMP. In Northern America and in parts of Europe, comprehensive research programs have guided development of AQMP over the last forty years. This cumulated experience can be utilized by others who face the same problems, but have yet to develop their own substantial research base. The main purpose of the AQMP development process is to establish an effective and sound basis for planning and management of air quality in a selected area. This type of planning will ensure that significant sources of impacts are identified and controlled in a most cost-effective manner. The choice of tools, methods and input information is often dictated by their availability, and should be evaluated against current best practices. Important elements of the AQMP are the identification of sources and development of a complete emission inventory, the development and operation of an air quality monitoring programme, and the development and application of atmospheric dispersion models. Major task is to collect the necessary input data. The development of the AQMP will take into account: - Air Quality Management System (AQMS requirements; - Operational and functional structure requirements; - Source identification through emission inventories; - Source reduction alternatives, which may be implemented; - Mechanisms for facilitating interdepartmental

  16. Hot air in Kyoto, cold air in The Hague

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    Brandt, Urs Steiner; Svendsen, Gert Tinggaard

    2002-01-01

    , the EU must reconsider and acknowledge US claims for cheaper reduction options and the right to trade 'hot air.' This point is important. If the US does not participate, the increase in emissions will be much higher than the emission reduction following the EU supplementarity proposal. Udgivelsesdato...

  17. Hot air in Kyoto, cold air in The Hague

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    Steiner, Urs; Svendsen, Gert Tinggaard

    2001-01-01

    -trading scheme, the EU must reconsider and acknowledge US claims for cheaper reduction options and the right to trade 'hot air.' This point is important. If the US does not participate, the increase in emissions will be much higher than the emission reduction following the EU supplementarity proposal....

  18. Pesticides in Air: New Challenges in Agricultural Air Quality Research

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    As agricultural and urban communities have become more intertwined, and the average size of agricultural production operations have increased substantially, issues of air quality have emerged as an area of increasing regulatory pressure for farmers in many countries. The science of measuring emissi...

  19. Geostatistical models for air pollution

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    The objective of this paper is to present geostatistical models applied to the spatial characterisation of air pollution phenomena. A concise presentation of the geostatistical methodologies is illustrated with practical examples. The case study was conducted in an underground copper-mine located on the southern of Portugal, where a biomonitoring program using lichens has been implemented. Given the characteristics of lichens as indicators of air pollution it was possible to gather a great amount of data in space, which enabled the development and application of geostatistical methodologies. The advantages of using geostatistical models compared with deterministic models, as environmental control tools, are highlighted. (author)

  20. When water molecules meet air

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    Hsie, Cho-Shuen; Campen, R. Kramer; Verde, Ana Vila; Bolhuis, Peter; Nienhuys, Han-Kwang; Bonn, Mischa

    2012-01-01

    About 70% of our planet is covered in water. Most of that water exists as water in the bulk – the neighbors of water molecules are other water molecules – and only a small fraction of molecules are at the air-water interface. Despite the small relative abundance of interfacial water, it is of the utmost importance: it governs the chemistry involving the surface of oceans and seawater aerosols, or the small water droplets forming clouds. Reactions at the air-water interface are directly releva...