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  1. Seminoma: puesta al día Seminoma: an update

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    B. Álvarez Moratinos

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Revisar y actualizar los aspectos epidemiológicos, factores de riesgo (con especial atención a los aspectos genéticos e inmunohistoquímicos, diagnósticos y terapéuticos del seminoma. Material y Métodos: Se ha realizado una revisión de la literatura en la base de datos PUBMED, utilizando la palabra clave principal »seminoma», y los subtítulos (subheadings «diagnóstico», «epidemiologia», «etiología», «genética, «mortalidad» y «tratamiento», sin restricciones en cuanto al tipo de estudio, seleccionando aquellos artículos considerados de interés para una revisión. La información se ha completado con otras fuentes bibliográficas como guías clínicas de referencia, registros de cáncer y tratados de Oncología y Urología. Se ha restringido la búsqueda a artículos en inglés o castellano. Así mismo se ha utilizado el Programa de Vigilancia, Epidemiología y Resultados Finales del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer (SEER para obtener datos de incidencia y mortalidad de cáncer en los Estados Unidos, y de GLOBOCAN para los datos referentes a otros 184 países del mundo. Resultados: Se han revisado un total de 3.131 artículos, con un periodo de búsqueda objeto de la revisión comprendido entre el 1 de enero de 1990 y el 31 de marzo del 2012, incluyendo un total de 51 revisiones sobre la epidemiología del tumor, 23 sobre los factores de riesgo genético, 66 revisiones sobre los distintos aspectos del diagnóstico y tratamiento, un estudio prospectivo y tres estudios randomizados, incluyéndose así mismo las directrices de 3 Guías Clínicas. Conclusiones: El tumor de células germinativas del testículo (TCGT supone el tumor sólido más frecuente en los varones entre los 20 y 34 años, representando, el seminoma, entre el 40 y el 50% de todos ellos. Los factores de riesgo son múltiples, congénitos y adquiridos, destacándose entre ellos la predisposición familiar y bilateralidad, la criptorquidia y la acci

  2. Medición de cortisol y sus fracciones: Una puesta al día

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    Patricia Maidana

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available La determinación del cortisol sérico total forma parte fundamental de la exploración bioquímica de la función adrenocortical. Dado que esta hormona circula en plasma, en parte unida a proteínas de transporte y en parte en estado libre, existe la posibilidad de realizar la determinación de sus diferentes fracciones no solo en sangre sino también en orina, saliva y otros fluidos biológicos. Es posible realizar tanto determinaciones basales como pruebas funcionales y de esta manera evaluar la secreción de cortisol en un momento dado del día, estudiar su variación circadiana y analizar su relación con el resto de los componentes del eje hipotálamo-hipófiso-adrenal. Las mediciones habituales de cortisol en sangre, saliva y orina reflejan los niveles de esta hormona en el momento de la recolección o durante un período de 24 horas. Recientemente han aparecido trabajos en los cuales se propone la determinación de cortisol en cabello y uñas como potenciales marcadores del estatus hormonal en períodos más prolongados. El objetivo de esta revisión es realizar una puesta al día acerca de la metodología disponible actualmente en nuestro medio para la evaluación del eje adrenal, haciendo hincapié en su aplicación para el diagnóstico clínico.

  3. Un caso de puesta comunal en Kentropyx lagartija (Squamata: Teiidae

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    Tulli, María José

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Los casos de puestas comunales y de puestas coloniales han sido mencionados para varios grupos de Squamata (Graves y Duvall, 1995. Se define como puesta comunal a la deposición no incidental de huevos de dos o más hembras de una especie que utilizan una única cavidad (Espinoza y Lobo, 1996. En una puesta colonial, en cambio, los nidos son construidos de manera adyacente y los huevos generalmente no son depositados en la misma cavidad. Esta última estrategia de oviposición es más frecuente en aves que en lagartijas (Rand, 1967; Wiewandt, 1982; Mora, 1989; Burger, 1993; Espinoza y Lobo, 1996; Krysko et al., 2003. Entre los Teiidae sólo se conoce el caso de puesta comunal de Kentropyx calcarata (Magnusson y Lima, 1984.

  4. Revisión y puesta al día en cáncer de lengua

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    A.I. García Kass; A.A. Domínguez Gordillo; J.A. García Núñez; G. Cancela Rivas; J. Torres Salcines; G.C. Esparza Gómez

    2013-01-01

    Objetivos: Revisar y actualizar los aspectos epidemiológicos, factores de riesgo, diagnósticos y terapéuticos del cáncer de lengua. Material y métodos: Se ha realizado una revisión de la literatura en la base de datos PUBMED, utilizando la palabra clave principal "cáncer de lengua" y los subtítulos (subheadings): "diagnóstico", "epidemiología", "etiología", "genética", "mortalidad" y "tratamiento", sin restricciones en cuanto al tipo de estudio, seleccionando aquellos artículos considerados d...

  5. Gastritis erosiva por citomegalovirus en un lactante sano: puesta al día a propósito de un caso

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    Carabaño Aguado, I; La Orden Izquierdo, E.; Pelayo Baeza, F. J.; Fortes Alen, J.; Manzarbeitia Arambarri, F.

    2012-01-01

    El citomegalovirus es un virus ADN de la familia Herpesviridae que puede afectar al tubo digestivo. Dentro de éste, las dianas de afectación suelen ser el colon, el esófago y el estómago. Se ha descrito ampliamente su asociación con el síndrome de Ménétrier (hiperplasia foveolar con pérdida de proteínas), si bien también puede producir cuadros de gastritis erosiva. En el presente artículo se describe un caso de gastritis erosiva en una lactante sana de 4 meses de edad, qu...

  6. Puesta a punto de un sistema de medida de radón en agua aplicado al estudio de acuíferos

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    Fuente Lastra, Marta

    2015-01-01

    RESUMEN: La medida en continuo de la concentración de radón en agua es muy útil para conocer el origen y principales características del acuífero o manantial en el que se encuentra. Así, por ejemplo, a partir de una concentración `base' de radón en el agua, un incremento de la misma estaría relacionado con un aporte al acuífero de agua subterránea con alta concentración de radón, mientras que una disminución sería debida a aguas superficiales y/o de lluvia que presentan concentraciones de ...

  7. Puesta al día: estadificación del carcinoma de células renales Update on staging of renal cell carcinoma.

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    Lisandro Paganini

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available El cáncer de células renales o adenocarcinoma renal es el tumor renal maligno más frecuente en adultos, con una incidencia mayor entre la cuarta y sexta décadas de la vida. Los hombres se afectan el doble que las mujeres. En Argentina, por año se calcula una incidencia de 6,1 casos por 100.000 habitantes, con una mortalidad anual de 3,4 casos por 100.000 habitantes. Para la estadificación se utiliza el sistema TNM de la American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC, actualizado en su séptima edición (2010. Allí se reflejan algunos cambios en el T, con subdivisión de la categoría T2 (T2a > 7 cm y 10 cm. Asimismo, se considera T4 a la invasión por contigüidad de la glándula suprarrenal homolateral y T3a al compromiso de la vena renal. También se simplificó el N en N0 y N1.Renal cell cancer or renal adenocarcinoma is the most common malignant renal tumor in adults, with a higher incidence between the fourth and sixth decades of life. It is twice more frequent in men than in women. In Argentina, the estimated incidence is 6.1 cases per 100000 inhabitants per year with a mortality rate of 3.4 cases per 100000 inhabitants per year. Staging is performed using the TNM system of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC, which has been updated in its seventh edition, (2010 reflecting changes in T, with T2 subdivision (T2a > 7 cm and 10 cm, reclassification of ipsilateral adrenal involvement as T4 if there is contiguous invasion and reclassification of renal vein involvement as T3a. Nodal involvement was simplified to N0 and N1.

  8. Influencia de las puestas en escena brechtianas en el teatro europeo contemporáneo: el ejemplo de Edward Bond

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    Gaspar Verdú, Mª Victoria

    2002-01-01

    RESUMEN Esta tesis doctoral tiene como objetivo constatar la influencia del teatro épico de Bertolt Brecht y su teoría teatral en el teatro británico del SXX, concretamente en Edward Bond. El título escogido es Influencia de las Puestas en Escena Brechtianas en el Teatro Europeo Contemporáneo. A lo largo de cuatro capítulos abarcamos tanto la teoría teatral como las puestas en escena de B. Brecht y E. Bond. El primer capítulo, titulado Los Fundamentos del Teatro Épico, acerca al lector ...

  9. El yacimiento chatelperroniense al aire libre de Aranbaltza (Barrika, Euskadi

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    Líbano Silvente, I.

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los materiales procedentes de un nuevo yacimiento al aire libre localizado en la costa de Bizkaia. Éste fue localizado como resultado de unas obras de saneamiento por lo que los materiales recuperados están desprovistos de un contexto arqueológico preciso. Aun así un análisis tecnológico y tipológico ha permitido valorar la unidad del conjunto proponiendo la adscripción del grueso del material al Chatelperroniense. Este hallazgo abre nuevas posibilidades para el conocimiento sobre este periodo en la región Cantábrica ya que supondría la primera evidencia de un hábitat al aire libre semejante a los excavados en torno a Bayona.

  10. El proceso escenográfico en la puesta en escena del musical : "Shrek, el musical"

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    Luzzi, Nicolás

    2015-01-01

    Tradicionalmente, las discusiones sobre la puesta en escena se realizan en torno al trabajo del director o los actores. Este enfoque socava la experiencia de ver, lo que no tiene palabra de toda producción teatral. Es necesario un debate adecuado del proceso creativo en las disciplinas teatrales como son el vestuario, la iluminación y escenografía. El nuevo enfoque debe ser capaz de considerar de manera aislada la relación entre lo creativo y lo técnico en las diferentes etapas del proceso. ...

  11. Monitoring Dan Analisis Kadar Aluminium (Al) Dan Besi (Fe) Pada Pengolahan Air Minum Pdam Tirtanadi Sunggal

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    Alwin Parulian

    2009-01-01

    Telah dilakukan penelitian berupa monitoring dan analisis kadar logam-logam Aluminium (Al) dan Besi (Fe) dalam sampel air yang diperoleh dari proses pengolahan air minum PDAM Tirtanadi Sunggal. Sampel air diambil dari empat titik yaitu: Air sungaiBelawan, air di clarifier, air di reservoar dan air limbah. Pemantauan dilakukan selama empat bulan mulai bulan Januari 2009 sampai April 2009. Kadar logam Aluminium dan Besi yang terdapat dalam sampel air tersebut dianalisis dengan menggunakan alat ...

  12. A lithium air battery with a lithiated Al-carbon anode.

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    Guo, Ziyang; Dong, XiaoLi; Wang, Yonggang; Xia, Yongyao

    2015-01-14

    A lithiated Al-carbon composite electrode with a uniform SEI film was prepared by an electrochemical method, and was then coupled with an O2 catalytic electrode to form a rechargeable Li-O2 (or air) battery with a LixAl-C anode. PMID:25415761

  13. Dry sliding wear of Ti-6Al-4V alloy in air and vacuum

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    刘勇; 杨德庄; 何世禹; 武万良

    2003-01-01

    Differences in wear rate, morphology of the worn surface and debris, and the microstructure in subsurface of the Ti-6Al-4V alloy after wear in air and vacuum were compared. The wear rate of Ti-6Al-4V alloy in air is higher than that in vacuum in all the ranges of sliding velocities and applied loads. The wear of Ti-6Al-4V alloy in air is controlled by a combination of abrasion, oxidation and delamination with micro-cracks remaining in subsurface. Under the vacuum condition, the surface layer of Ti-6Al-4V alloy experiences a severe plastic deformation on a great scale, which results in an ultra-fine microstructure.

  14. Oxidation behavior of in-situ Al2O3/TiAl composites at 900℃ in static air

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    Tao-tao Ai; Fen Wang; Xiao-ming Feng

    2009-01-01

    In-situ Al2O3/TiAl composites were successfully synthesized from the starting powders of Ti, Al, TiO2 and Nb2O5. The oxidation behavior of the composites at 900℃ in static air was investigated. The results indicate that the composite samples present a much lower oxidation mass gain. Under long-time intensive oxidation exposure, the formed oxide scale is multi-layer. The formation of the outer TiO2 layer is fine and dense, the internal Al2O3 scale has good adhesiveness with the outer TiO2 scale, and the TiO2+Al2O3 mixed layer forming the protective oxide scale is favorable for the improvement of oxidation resistance. It is believed that the incorporation of Al2O3 particulates into the metal matrix decreases the coefficient of thermal expansion of the substrate, and forms a local three-dimensional network structure that can hold the oxide scale. The formation of the oxide scale with fmer particle size, stronger adherence, less micro-defects and slower growth rate can contribute to the improvement of oxidation resistance. Nb element plays an important role in reducing the internal oxidation action of the materials, restraining the growth of TiO2 crystals andpromoting thc stable formation of the Al 2O3-riched layer,which is benfeicial to improve the oxidation properties.

  15. High-temperature oxidation behavior of Al2O3/TiAl matrix composite in air

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    AI TaoTao; WANG Fen; FENG XiaoMing

    2009-01-01

    The oxidation behavior of Al2O3/TiAl in situ composites fabricated by hot-pressing technology was in-vestigated at 900℃ in static air. The results indicate that the mass gains of the composites samples decrease gradually with increasing Nb2O5 content and the inert Al2O3 dispersoids effectively increase the oxidation resistance of the composites. The higher the Al2O3 dispersoids content, the more pro-nounced the effect. The primary oxidation precesses obey approximately the linear laws, and the cyclic oxidation precesses follow the parabolic laws. The oxidized sample containing Ti2AIN and TiAI phases in the scales exhibits excellent oxidation resistance. The oxide scale formed after exposure at 900℃ for 120 h is multiple-layered, consisting mainly of an outer TiC2 layer, an intermediate Al2O3 layer, and an inner TiO2+Al2O3 mixed layer. From the outer layer to the inner layer, TiO2+Al2O3 mixed layer presents the transit of AI-rich oxide to Ti-rich oxide mixed layer. Near the substrate, cross-section micrograph shows a relatively loose layer, and micro- and macro-pores remain on this layer, which is a transition layer and transferres from Al2O3+TiO2 scale to substrate. The thickness of oxide layer is about 20 μm. It is also found that continuous protective alumina scales can not be observed on the surface of oxida-tion scales. Ti ions diffuse outwardly to form the outer TiC2 layer, while oxygen ions transport inwardly to form the inner TiO2+Al2O3 mixed layer. Under long-time intensive oxidation exposure, the internal Al2O3 scale has s good adhesiveness with the outer TiO2 scale. No obvious spallation of the oxide scales occurs. The increased oxidation resistance by the presence of in situ Al2O3 particulates is at-tributed to the enhanced alumina-forming tendency and thin and dense scale formation. Al2O3 particu-lates enhance the potential barrier of Ti ions from M/MO interface to O/MO interface, thereby the TiO2growth rate decreases, which is also beneficial to

  16. Air Plasma-Sprayed Y2O3 Coatings for Al2O3/Al2O3 Ceramic Matrix Composites

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    Mechnich, Peter; Braue, Wolfgang

    2013-01-01

    Al2O3/Al2O3 ceramic matrix composites (CMC) are candidate materials for hot-gas leading components of gas turbines. Since Al2O3/Al2O3 CMC are prone to hot-corrosion in combustion environments, the development of environmental barrier coatings (EBC) is mandatory. Owing to its favorable chemical stability and thermal properties, Y2O3 is considered a candidate EBC material for Al2O3/Al2O3 CMC. Up to one mm thick Y2O3 coatings were deposited by means of air plasma spraying (APS) on Al2O3/Al2O3 CM...

  17. The oxidation behavior of several Ti-Al alloys at 900 C in air

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    Ti-23Al, Ti-50Al and Ti-50Al-2Nb (at.%) were oxidized in air at 900 C for times up to 1130 hr. The resulting oxide scale structures were analyzed in great detail by metallographic and microprobe investigations and the Al2O3 structures in the complex oxide scales were correlated with the course of the thermogravimetric curves. It appears that in order to achieve long-term protective behavior of the scale, it is necessary to stimulate the formation of a thin Al2O3 barrier at the scale-metal interface and not at a position in the outer part of the scale. The Nb effect seems to be mostly due to this stimulation of an Al2O3 layer at the interface

  18. Códigos QR: Museografía Nómade para la puesta en valor del patrimonio cultural

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    Lilian Meneses Plaza

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available En la última década el sector cultural se ha apropiado de los avances científicos y las nuevas tecnologías para crear imágenes, sonidos, objetos y experiencias comunicacionales digitales que hacen más atractivo el patrimonio, mejorando la oferta de los museos y sitios patrimoniales desde el punto de vista turístico, cultural y educativo. Entre los medios que podemos mencionar destacan los museos virtuales, salas de exhibición 3D, audio-guías, códigos QR y aplicaciones para teléfonos móviles, entre otros, lo que deriva en una oferta novedosa y eficiente para la puesta en valor del patrimonio cultural. En el artículo se propone una metodología orientativa basada en la Interpretación del Patrimonio y la Museografía Nómada, para desarrollar una herramienta de gestión patrimonial apoyada en el uso de códigos QR. En esta propuesta se utilizó como referente la Ciudad de Valparaíso - Sitio Patrimonio de la Humanidad- dado que posee aptitudes de museo al aire libre, alta demanda por el turismo cultural y, además, constituye un lugar emblemático para la gestión patrimonial chilena en espacios urbanos habitados. Abstract From last decade that the cultural sector has taken the scientific advances and the new technologies to create images, sounds, objects and digital communication experiences that make the heritage more attractive, improving the museums and patrimonial sites offer to the tourism, the culture and education. Some the supports that we can mention are the virtual museums, 3D rooms, sonorous guide, QR codes and app for mobiles, etc.,presenting a new and efficient offer for putting in value the cultural heritage. In this article I propose a methodology guide based on the Heritage Interpretation and the Nomad Museography, to develop a heritage management tool about QR codes. In this methodology I use Valparaíso as example -World Heritage Site- because possesses aptitudes of outdoors museum, a high cultural tourism demand

  19. High-temperature oxidation behavior of Al2O3/TiAl matrix composite in air

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    2009-01-01

    The oxidation behavior of Al2O3/TiAl in situ composites fabricated by hot-pressing technology was in-vestigated at 900℃ in static air.The results indicate that the mass gains of the composites samples decrease gradually with increasing Nb2O5 content and the inert Al2O3 dispersoids effectively increase the oxidation resistance of the composites.The higher the Al2O3 dispersoids content,the more pro-nounced the effect.The primary oxidation precesses obey approximately the linear laws,and the cyclic oxidation precesses follow the parabolic laws.The oxidized sample containing Ti2AlN and TiAl phases in the scales exhibits excellent oxidation resistance.The oxide scale formed after exposure at 900 ℃ for 120 h is multiple-layered,consisting mainly of an outer TiO2 layer,an intermediate Al2O3 layer,and an inner TiO2+Al2O3 mixed layer.From the outer layer to the inner layer,TiO2+Al2O3 mixed layer presents the transit of Al-rich oxide to Ti-rich oxide mixed layer.Near the substrate,cross-section micrograph shows a relatively loose layer,and micro-and macro-pores remain on this layer,which is a transition layer and transferres from Al2O3+TiO2 scale to substrate.The thickness of oxide layer is about 20 μm.It is also found that continuous protective alumina scales can not be observed on the surface of oxida-tion scales.Ti ions diffuse outwardly to form the outer TiO2 layer,while oxygen ions transport inwardly to form the inner TiO2+Al2O3 mixed layer.Under long-time intensive oxidation exposure,the internal Al2O3 scale has a good adhesiveness with the outer TiO2 scale.No obvious spallation of the oxide scales occurs.The increased oxidation resistance by the presence of in situ Al2O3 particulates is at-tributed to the enhanced alumina-forming tendency and thin and dense scale formation.Al2O3 particu-lates enhance the potential barrier of Ti ions from M/MO interface to O/MO interface,thereby the TiO2 growth rate decreases,which is also beneficial to improve the oxidation

  20. Laser heat treatment of air plasma sprayed NiCrAlY overlay coatings

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    The paper presents the effect of laser treatment upon structure, phase composition, thermophysical and operational properties of air plasma sprayed NiCrAlY overlay coatings on heat resistant nickel base alloy. Microstructural changes and changes in phase composition of laser remelted coatings reduce the effectiveness as thermal barriers and lower corrosion resistance but higher the resistance to thermal cycling. (author)

  1. Al-Air Batteries: Fundamental Thermodynamic Limitations from First Principles Theory

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    Chen, Leanne D.; Noerskov, Jens K.; Luntz, Alan C.

    2015-03-01

    The Al-air battery possesses high theoretical specific energy (4140 Wh/kg) and is therefore an attractive candidate for vehicle propulsion applications. However, the experimentally observed open-circuit potential is much lower than what thermodynamics predicts, and this potential loss is widely believed to be an effect of corrosion. We present a detailed study of the Al-air battery using density functional theory. The results suggest that the difference between bulk thermodynamic and surface potentials is due to both the effects of asymmetry in multi-electron transfer reactions that define the anodic dissolution of Al and, more importantly, a large chemical step inherent to the formation of bulk Al(OH)3 from surface intermediates. The former results in an energy loss of 3%, while the latter accounts for 14 -29% of the total thermodynamic energy depending on the surface site where dissolution occurs. Therefore, the maximum open-circuit potential of the Al anode is only -1.87 V vs. SHE in the absence of thermal excitations, contrary to -2.34 V predicted by bulk thermodynamics at pH 14.6. This is a fundamental limitation of the system and governs the maximum output potential, which cannot be improved even if corrosion effects were completely suppressed. Supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the ReLiable Project (#11-116792) funded by the Danish Council for Strategic Research.

  2. High-temperature oxidation behavior of Ti3AlC2 in air

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    XU Xue-wen; LI Yang-xian; ZHU Jiao-qun; MEI Bing-chu

    2006-01-01

    Not only the isothermal oxidation behaviors at 900-1 300 ℃ for 20 h in air of bulk Ti3AlC2 with 2.8% TiC which was sintered by hot pressing with the additive of silicon,but also the cyclic oxidation behavior at 1 100-1 300 °C for 30 cycles,were investigated by using TG,XRD,SEM. The isothermal and cyclic oxidation behaviors generally follow a parabolic rate law. The parabolic rate constants of the former increased from 1.39×10-10 kg2/(m4·s) at 900 ℃ to 5.56×10-9 kg2/(m4·s) at 1 300 ℃. The calculated activation energy is 136.45 kJ/mol. The oxidation products are á-Al2O3 and little TiO2 at 900-1 000 ℃,however when the temperature is raised up to 1 200 ℃,TiO2 partially reacts to Al2TiO5,and the reaction is completed at 1 300 ℃. This demonstrates that Ti3AlC2 has excellent oxidation resistance and good thermal shock because the dense continuous oxide scale consists of mass á-Al2O3 and little TiO2 and/or Al2TiO5. Generally,the oxide scale is grown by the inward diffusion of O2- and the outward diffusion of Ti4+ and Al3+.

  3. Cuando la "puesta en el juego" es un hijo que aún no ha nacido.

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    Giuliana Prata

    1990-01-01

    Full Text Available Los juegos de la pareja pueden influir en sus "puestas" un hijo que no ha nacido o que ni siquiera ha sido concebido. Síntomas tales como esterilidad, abortos espontáneos o muertes del niño durante el parto son examinados en este artículo a la luz de esta hipótesis.

  4. The effect of grain size on aluminum anodes for Al-air batteries in alkaline electrolytes

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    Fan, Liang; Lu, Huimin

    2015-06-01

    Aluminum is an ideal material for metallic fuel cells. In this research, different grain sizes of aluminum anodes are prepared by equal channel angular pressing (ECAP) at room temperature. Microstructure of the anodes is examined by electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) in scanning electron microscope (SEM). Hydrogen corrosion rates of the Al anodes in 4 mol L-1 NaOH are determined by hydrogen collection method. The electrochemical properties of the aluminum anodes are investigated in the same electrolyte using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and polarization curves. Battery performance is also tested by constant current discharge at different current densities. Results confirm that the electrochemical properties of the aluminum anodes are related to grain size. Finer grain size anode restrains hydrogen evolution, improves electrochemical activity and increases anodic utilization rate. The proposed method is shown to effectively improve the performance of Al-air batteries.

  5. Effect of alumina short fiber and air-cooling processing on solidification microstructure and tensile properties of Al2O3/Al-15Si composites

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    张学习; 王德尊; 姚忠凯

    2002-01-01

    The effect of microstructure variation by addition of alumina short fiber and optimization of tensile properties by air-cooling processing in Al2O3/Al-15Si composites were studied. The results show that in Al-15Si alloy matrix composites with 14% and 30%(volume fraction) fiber, the primary silicon is hardly refined, but the eutectic silicon is effectively refined and granulated. Granulation of some eutectic silicon mainly happens in fiber segregation areas. Refining and granulation of the eutectic silicon are related to the physical constraint arising from the fiber. After the 30%Al2O3/Al-15Si composite was remelted and air-cooled, the number of the eutectic silicon on the surface of the fiber increases, which results in the improvement of fiber/matrix interface and tensile properties for the as-cast composite. Air-cooling processing may be reliable for the optimization of the microstructure and properties of fiber reinforced hypereutectic Al-15Si alloy composites.

  6. Comparison of microstructure and phase transformation for nanolayered CrN/AlN and TiN/AlN coatings at elevated temperatures in air environment

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    CrN/AlN and TiN/AlN multilayer coatings with modulation period of 4 nm and thickness ratio equal to 1.0 were manufactured by RF magnetron sputtering. Both films were annealed at temperatures of 800 deg. C in air for 1 h and then for an additional 9 h. Both coatings in as-deposited and after heat treatment were evaluated with a transmission electron microscope (TEM) equipped with EDS. After heat treatment at 800 deg. C for 1 h, a thick oxide layer around 260 nm was formed on the surface of the TiN/AlN coating. The oxide layer which formed on the coating was composed of three different regimes, including Al-enriched oxide with excess oxygen on the top surface, a crystalline Al-depleted TiO2 layer 30-80 nm thick above the nitride coating and in between, mixed nano-crystalline Al2O3 and TiO2 films. In comparison, only one oxide layer smaller than 50 nm in thickness was found in the annealed CrN/AlN coating. This amorphous or nanocrystalline oxide layer identified by EDS was a metal-deficient oxide, in which Al2O3 and Cr2O3 were mixed together forming a solid solution. As a result, the CrN/AlN coating exhibited superior stability compared to the TiN/AlN coating at elevated temperatures

  7. Sobre Al-Qarmuniyya

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    Fierro Bello, María Isabel

    1990-01-01

    [ES] En dos tradiciones escatológicas relativas a al-Andalus y recogidas por 'Abd al-Malik h Haha en su Ta'rg se hace referencia a Carmona. La mención de esta ciudad en dichas tradiciones debe ser puesta en relación con dos episodios de la historia de al-Andalus que tuvieron lugar antes de la muerte de Ibn Habib: la batalla de Carmona en época de 'Abd al-Rahman y la concentración de tropas omeyas en el mismo lugar durante el ataque normando en los años 229-30/844-5.

  8. Un repaso por el origen y una mirada puesta en el presente. ¿Qué tiene para ofrecernos el periodismo digital?

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    Lic. Mónica Tejera Cruz

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available El fenómeno de Internet no pasa inadvertido a ningún mortal. Mucho menos cuando se dedican al mundo de la comunicación. Para los periodistas, la aparición de la Red y el desarrollo de la Word Wide Web ha venido a coquetear con su ansia de comunicar, informar, expresar; a fin de cuentas, transmitir mensajes. El desarrollo de la tecnología ha puesto en bandeja de plata un nuevo soporte que permite llegar a las personas a través de los ordenadores y abre un universo de posibilidades para explotar, pero que al mismo tiempo hay que entender y asimilar. Un repaso hacia el origen de un nuevo medio con el que ya convivimos y una mirada puesta en el presente de su desarrollo vertiginoso.

  9. Pasos hacia la puesta en valor turístico-patrimonial del Pukara de la Cueva, Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina

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    Paola Silvia Ramundo

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo constituye una puesta al día sobre la problemática de la protección del patrimonio arqueológico del Pukara de La Cueva, Departamento de Humahuaca, Provincia de Jujuy, Noroeste Argentino (NOA. Para ello analizamos los resultados de los trabajos antropológicos-arqueológicos preliminares y evaluamos la realización de otros estudios de campo a efectuar en el marco de proyectos preexistentes, que implicará finalmente la elaboración de un circuito turístico con diversas instancias, entre las que se incluye un centro interpretativo o museo de sitio al pie del Pukara cuyos salones ya están construidos. Cada uno de estos pasos se efectúa y efectuará con la participación de un equipo interdisciplinario y la colaboración de los pobladores locales. Al mismo tiempo que metodológicamente buscamos cumplir dos premisas, la autogestión e interculturalidad. Pensamos que la concreción de un proyecto de esta naturaleza coadyuvará: 1 a la creación de conciencia de protección patrimonial y contribuirá a que los habitantes de la región se beneficien al incluir esta área dentro del circuito turístico de la Quebrada de Humahuaca, que actualmente no la abarca, 2 a evaluar los procesos de modificación culturales y naturales a los que está sujeto este registro arqueológico, que lo transforman constantemente y que definen un nuevo paisaje arqueológico; y 3 a valorar el registro arqueológico en función del paisaje natural que lo rodea y de las comunidades locales en las que se encuentra inserto.

  10. La puesta en obra de paneles pesados prefabricados

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    Pouyés, M. Cl.

    1971-05-01

    Full Text Available This article deals, firstly with the lifting of precast panels at the site, both in reference to the machinery used and to the trained labour carrying out the work. Secondly, the actual positioning of the panels is described, and a brief reference to their stability is included. Special attention is given of the question of safety, in this type of work.En este artículo se trata primeramente de la elevación de la obra de elementos prefabricados, atendiendo tanto a la parte de las máquinas como a la del personal. Después se estudia la colocación de los elementos prestando atención al apuntalamiento con un pequeño estudio de la estabilidad. En lo que a la seguridad atañe, es constante en todo el artículo la atención que se lé presta.

  11. Medición de cortisol y sus fracciones: Una puesta al día

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    Patricia Maidana; Bruno, Oscar D.; Viviana Mesch

    2013-01-01

    La determinación del cortisol sérico total forma parte fundamental de la exploración bioquímica de la función adrenocortical. Dado que esta hormona circula en plasma, en parte unida a proteínas de transporte y en parte en estado libre, existe la posibilidad de realizar la determinación de sus diferentes fracciones no solo en sangre sino también en orina, saliva y otros fluidos biológicos. Es posible realizar tanto determinaciones basales como pruebas funcionales y de esta manera evaluar la se...

  12. Oxidation resistance in LBE and air and tensile properties of ODS ferritic steels containing Al/Zr elements

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    Gao, R. [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Xia, L.L. [Armor Forces Department, Army Officer Academy of PLA, Hefei 230031, Anhui (China); Zhang, T.; Wang, X.P. [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Fang, Q.F., E-mail: qffang@issp.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Liu, C.S. [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China)

    2014-12-15

    The effects of Al and Zr addition on improvement of oxidation resistance in lead–bismuth eutectic (LBE) and in air as well as the tensile properties were investigated for the oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) steels. The 16Cr–4Al–0.8Zr–ODS steel samples were fabricated by a sol–gel method combining with spark plasma sintering technique. The tests in LBE at 600 °C for 1000 h indicate the good oxidation resistance comparing with the specimens without Zr/Al elements. The samples also exhibit superior oxidation resistance in air due to formation of dense and continuous aluminum oxide film. Minor Zr addition prevents the Al element induced coarsening of the oxide particles in ODS steels and significantly improves the ultimate tensile stress and total elongation of the samples.

  13. Why does air passage over forest yield more rain? Alternative interpretations of Spracklen et al. 2012 Nature 489: 282

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    Makarieva, Anastassia M; Sheil, Douglas; Nobre, Antonio D; Bunyard, Peter; Li, Bai-Lian

    2013-01-01

    Spracklen et al. recently presented a pan-tropical study of rainfall and land-cover that showed that satellite-derived rainfall measures were positively correlated with the degree to which model-derived air trajectories had been exposed to forest cover. This result confirms the influence of vegetation on regional rainfall patterns suggested in previous studies. However, we find that the conclusion of Spracklen et al. -- that differences in rainfall reflect air moisture content resulting from evapotranspiration -- appears undermined by methodological inconsistencies. We discuss some alternative explanations that require investigation. These include the distinct role of forest evapotranspiration in creating low pressure systems that draw moisture from the oceans to the continental hinterland. This alternative physical process is consistent with the empirical findings of Spracklen et al. but underlines a greater potential danger of forest loss than is suggested by their analyses of moisture recycling.

  14. Oxidation resistance in LBE and air and tensile properties of ODS ferritic steels containing Al/Zr elements

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    The effects of Al and Zr addition on improvement of oxidation resistance in lead–bismuth eutectic (LBE) and in air as well as the tensile properties were investigated for the oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) steels. The 16Cr–4Al–0.8Zr–ODS steel samples were fabricated by a sol–gel method combining with spark plasma sintering technique. The tests in LBE at 600 °C for 1000 h indicate the good oxidation resistance comparing with the specimens without Zr/Al elements. The samples also exhibit superior oxidation resistance in air due to formation of dense and continuous aluminum oxide film. Minor Zr addition prevents the Al element induced coarsening of the oxide particles in ODS steels and significantly improves the ultimate tensile stress and total elongation of the samples

  15. Relationship between Eu3+ reduction and glass polymeric structure in Al2O3-modified borate glasses under air atmosphere

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    The reduction of Eu3+ to Eu2+ is realized efficiently in Eu2O3-doped borate glasses prepared under air condition by melting-quenching method. Luminescent spectra show an increasing tendency of Eu2+ emission with increasing Al2O3 concentration in B2O3–Na2O glasses. It is interesting that significant enhancement appeared of Eu2+ luminescence in the Al2O3-rich sample comparing to the samples of Al2O3 less than 6 mol%. FTIR and Raman scattering measurements indicated that some new vibration modes assigned to the low-polymerized structure groups decomposed from the slight Al2O3 dopant samples. These results demonstrated that the polymerization of the glass structure decreased with increasing incorporation of Al2O3 into the borate glasses, linking to the efficiency of Eu3+ self-reduction in air at high temperature. - graphical abstract: A novel europium valence reduction phenomenon occurred in Al2O3 modified borate glasses, FTIR and Raman measurements revealed that high polymeric groups were destroyed to low polymery structures with Al2O3 addition. - Highlights: • The efficient reduction of Eu3+ to Eu2+ is observed in the B2O3–Na2O glasses. • Eu2+ luminescence is significant enhanced in the Al2O3-rich glasses. • The introduction of Al2O3 changed the network structure of the borate glasses. • High polymeric borate groups in the glass matrix may be destroyed to the lower ones

  16. Usos de POR y PARA: puesta en práctica de una actividad comunicativa

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    Elena Gandía García

    2009-01-01

    El enfoque comunicativo tiene como objetivo principal el desarrollo de la competencia comunicativa y no sólo el de la lingüística. Este enfoque se centra en el estudio del uso de la lengua como una forma de relación que ponen en práctica los seres humanos. El alumno pasa a ser el centro del proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje y se llevan a cabo evaluaciones para determinar sus necesidades y características. La puesta en práctica de actividades comunicativas aumenta la confianza del alumno y, por...

  17. Creación y puesta en marcha de una Empresa de servicios profesionales

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    Cobos Tejero, Antonio

    2010-01-01

    Con este trabajo se pretende definir la creación y puesta en marcha de una empresa dedicada a la prestación de servicios profesionales para dar respuesta a las necesidades industriales actuales del sector del transporte en el tejido industrial catalán. Con esta finalidad se presenta el plan de empresa, que abarca desde la definición de la idea a desarrollar hasta la forma concreta de llevarla a la práctica. En la primera fase de este trabajo, como punto de partida de todo proyecto empr...

  18. Air sparging as a supporting measure to redevelopment of a LCFC-contaminated industrial site; Air-Sparging als begleitende Sanierungsmassnahme an einem LCKW-kontaminierten Industriestandort

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    Breh, W.; Suttheimer, J. [Karlsruhe Univ. (T.H.) (Germany). Lehrstuhl fuer Angewandte Geologie; Holub, B. [G.U.T Linz (Austria)

    1998-12-31

    On a company ground in Vorchdorf, Austria, from the 23{sup rd} to 26{sup th} of July 1996 an air-sparging experiment has been carried out as a supporting measure to a running redevelopment of an LCKW-contamination case. On this occasion compressed air, from which the oil had been extracted, was blown into the contaminated aquifer through a well with a maximum excess pressure of 0,6 MPa. The blowing-in of compressed air caused a mobilisation of the harmful substances in the ground water and the soil air. As a result circa 2,7 kg LCKW could be removed from the underground through neighbouring ground water and soil air wells. For the observed period of time this meant a tripling of the rate of discharge. On the basis of the obtained data we suggested a routine interval of blowing in compressed air into the well 1516. A blowing-in of compressed air into the highly contaminated wells 1617 and 1625 can not be realised until the construction of upstream situated injection wells, because of the danger of an uncontrollable spread of the harmful substances. (orig.) [Deutsch] Auf einem Firmengelaende in Vorchdorf, Oesterreich, wurde vom 23.07. bis 26.07.1996 ein Air-Sparging-Versuch als unterstuetzende Massnahme zur laufenden hydraulisch-pneumatischen Sanierung eines LCKW-Schadensfalles durchgefuehrt. Hierbei wurde entoelte Druckluft ueber einen Brunnen mit einem maximalen Ueberdruck von 600 mbar in den kontaminierten Aquifer eingeblasen. Die Drucklufteinblasung fuehrte zu einer Mobilisierung von Schadstoffen im Grundwasser und in der Bodenluft, so dass ueber benachbarte Grundwasser- und Bodenluftfoerderbrunnen ca. 2,7 kg LCKW aus dem Untergrund entfernt werden konnten. Fuer den Beobachtungszeitraum bedeutet dies eine Verdreifachung des Schadstoffaustrags. Aufgrund der gewonnenen Daten wird ein routinemaessiger Intervallbetrieb der Drucklufteinblasung in einen der Brunnen vorgeschlagen. Fuer zwei kontaminierte Brunnen ist eine Drucklufteinblasung wegen der Gefahr einer

  19. Estudio general de puesta a tierra en subestaciones eléctricas : elaboración de herramienta informática de cálculo con aplicación a diferentes configuraciones

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    Paniagua González, Andrés

    2010-01-01

    Este documento proporciona información y procedimientos para el diseño preliminar de la red de tierras inferiores de subestaciones de media y alta tensión, si bien puede utilizarse para instalaciones más pequeñas, pudiendo incurrir en estos casos en el sobredimensionamiento de éstas. Como anexo al documento se incluye un manual para el correcto uso del programa D.I.P .A. T. (Diseño de Instalaciones de Puesta A Tierra) que forma parte de este mismo proyecto y que se ha progra...

  20. Effect of Air Pollutants on Rain Water Characteristics in Hammam Al-Aleel District/ Al-Erej Village South of Mosul City

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    Ayad F. Qasim

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This study focused on Hammam Al-Aleel district/ Al-Erej village which is located south of Mosul city. This area has been suffering from spreading the air-pollutants resulted from the chimneys of Hammam Al-Aleel cement factories. Different areas were chosen for collecting samples of the rain water from December 2008 to March 2009. The study showed that rain-water is generally basic. The tests show an increase in ( EC, Mg+2, Ca+2, Cl-1, SO4-2 and NO-1,  due to the air pollutants emitted from local industries. The concentration of heavy elements represented by  Pb and Cd were high and this increase is due to the source of these elements from burning of the crude oil which is used in running the rotating kiln to produce the clinker in cement factory, In addition to the fuel used for  running vehicle and the friction between tires and  road.

  1. Transient analysis for grounding systems considering the ground ionization; Analisis transitorio de sistemas de puesta a tierra considerando la ionizacion del suelo

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    Salgado Salgado, Luis Alberto

    2008-06-15

    sistema de puesta a tierra. Lo anterior origina el fenomeno de ionizacion del suelo, lo cual provoca una disminucion de la impedancia de la red de tierra, modificando su comportamiento. En este trabajo de tesis, se presenta un modelo computacional para evaluar el comportamiento transitorio de un sistema de puesta a tierra, sujeto a corriente de magnitud y frecuencia tales que dan lugar al fenomeno de ionizacion del suelo. Modelo esta basado en la teoria de lineas de transmision multiconductoras y el analisis transitorio de la red de tierra se efectua en el dominio de la frecuencia. La conversion al dominio del tiempo se realiza a traves de la Transformada Rapida de Fourier Inversa. Con el modelo desarrollado se analizaron varios casos de estudio con electrodos verticales y mallas de puesta a tierra de diferentes dimensiones. Para los casos de estudio se consideraron diferentes magnitudes de campo electrico critico, suelos con diferentes valores de resistividad y se utilizaron corrientes con distintos valores de magnitud y frecuencia. Los resultados obtenidos que aqui se presentan, fueron analizados y validados con resultados de otros modelos y mediciones reales publicadas en la literatura.

  2. Una metodología interdisciplinaria, la puesta en turismo de un área natural protegida y habitada

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    Kelly Escobar Jiménez

    2007-01-01

    Se pretende en este artículo, primero, mostrar pautas de la investigación interdisciplinaria para la puesta en turismo de un espacio habitado de alto valor ecológico (ehave), luego esbozar algunas consideraciones teóricas para el análisis de la participación comunitaria en los proyectos de desarrollo turístico, y por último intentamos hacer una reflexión sobre la aplicación de estos elementos teóricos y metodológicos en el estudio diagnóstico de la puesta en turismo de la vipis. En la vipis s...

  3. Aportación al estudio de los yacimientos líticos postpaleolíticos al aire libre en Navarra

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    Javier ARMENDÁRIZ MARUJA

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En este artículo se aborda la problemática de los yacimientos de sílex al aire libre en Navarra, proponiendo tras un estudio comparativo, una sistematización cronológica que va desde el Neolítico Pleno a la Edad del Bronce. Paralelamente se define un nuevo útil lítico (Elemento sobre hoja recortada-E.H.R. y se analiza el fenómeno de las llamadas «hachas votivas».ABSTRACT: This article deals with the problem of open-air with remains of flintstone tools in Navarra. Through a comparative survey, it is given a chronology which dates from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age. We also define a new lithic tool (E.H.R. and we analyse the subject of the so named «votive axes».

  4. Heat transfer enhancement using air-atomized spray cooling with water-Al2O3 nano-fluid

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    The study deals with the air-atomized spray cooling using nano-fluid as the cooling media for high heat flux applications. The nano-fluid has been prepared by commercial Al2O3 particles of diameter less than 13 nm and water. Heat transfer study has been carried out on a pre-heated steel specimen of dimensions 100 mm x 100 mm x 6 mm. The initial temperature of the plate which was subjected to air-atomized spray cooling was over 900 deg. C. Various coolants consisting of 0.1% volumetric concentration of water -Al2O3 mixture, with or without a dispersing agent (surfactant) were used for the study. The dispersing agents used are sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) and polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monolaurate (Tween 20). Inverse heat conduction software INTEMP has been used for estimating the surface heat flux and temperatures taking into account the measured internal temperature histories by the thermocouples during the cooling process. The results obtained using nano-fluid coolants are compared with that of the results where pure water (filtered potable water) is used as a coolant. The analyses reveal that the cooling rate, critical heat flux and heat transfer coefficients are significantly enhanced when nano-fluids are used as coolants in air-atomized spray process. Also, the nano-fluid coolants with dispersing agent shows a better enhancement of heat transfer over that of the nano-fluid without the dispersing media. The nano-fluid with dispersing agent Tween 20 is found more effective than that of its counterpart. Overall, the percentage enhancement in cooling rate of all these nano-fluids compared with pure water (filtered potable water) is 10.2% for water-Al2O3, 18.6% for water-Al2O3-SDS, and up to 32.3% for water-Al2O3 -Tween 20. (authors)

  5. Isothermal oxidation behavior of Ti3Al-based alloy at 700-1 000 ℃ in air

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    QIAN Yu-hai; LI Mei-shuan; LU Bin

    2009-01-01

    The isothermal oxidation behavior of a Ti3Al-based alloy (Ti-24Al-14Nb-3V-0.5Mo-0.3Si, molar fraction, %) at 700- 1 000 ℃ in air was investigated. The oxidation kinetics of tested alloy approximately obeys the parabolic law, which shows that the oxidation process is dominated by the diffusion of ions. The oxidation diffusion activity energy is 241.32 kJ/mol. The tested alloy exhibits good oxidation resistance at 700 ℃. However, when the temperature is higher than 900 ℃, the oxidation resistance becomes poor. The XRD results reveal that the oxide product consists of a mixture of TiO2 and Al2O3. Serious crack and spallation of oxide scale occur during cooling procedure after being exposed at 1 000 ℃ in air for 16 h. According to the analysis of SEM/EDS and XRD, it is concluded that the Al2O3 oxide forms at the initially transient oxidation stage and most of it keeps in the outer oxide layer during the subsequent oxidation procedure.

  6. Usos de POR y PARA: puesta en práctica de una actividad comunicativa

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    Elena Gandía García

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El enfoque comunicativo tiene como objetivo principal el desarrollo de la competencia comunicativa y no sólo el de la lingüística. Este enfoque se centra en el estudio del uso de la lengua como una forma de relación que ponen en práctica los seres humanos. El alumno pasa a ser el centro del proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje y se llevan a cabo evaluaciones para determinar sus necesidades y características. La puesta en práctica de actividades comunicativas aumenta la confianza del alumno y, por tanto,su producción en la lengua extranjera, que facilitará su aprendizaje de un modo natural.Palabras clave: enfoque comunicativo, competencia comunicativa, por, para, actividad comunicativa.

  7. EMISIONES AL AIRE DE LA COMBUSTION DE LLANTAS USADAS (SPANISH VERSION)

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    The report discusses air emissions from two types of scrap tire combustion: uncontrolled and controlled. Uncontrolled sources are open tire fires, which produce many unhealthful products of incomplete combustion and release them directly into the atmosphere. Controlled combustion...

  8. Characterization and Wear Behavior of Heat-treated Ni3Al Coatings Deposited by Air Plasma Spraying

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    Mehmood, K.; Rafiq, M. A.; Nusair Khan, A.; Ahmed, F.; Mudassar Rauf, M.

    2016-07-01

    Air plasma spraying was utilized to deposit Ni3Al coatings on AISI-321 steel substrate. The deposited coatings were isothermally heat-treated at various temperatures from 500 to 800 °C for 10, 30, 60, and 100 h. The x-ray diffraction analysis revealed NiO formation in Ni3Al at 500 °C after 100 h, and the percentage of NiO increased with increasing exposure time and temperature. The hardness of the coating increased with the formation of NiO. The DSC test showed the formation of minor phases, Al3Ni and Al3Ni2, within the coating along with the major phase Ni3Al. TGA revealed a slowing down of the oxidation rate upon surface oxide formation. The pin-on-disk wear test on the as-sprayed and heat-treated coatings showed that wear rate and coefficient of friction decreased with an increase in the NiO phase content.

  9. Characterization and Wear Behavior of Heat-treated Ni3Al Coatings Deposited by Air Plasma Spraying

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    Mehmood, K.; Rafiq, M. A.; Nusair Khan, A.; Ahmed, F.; Mudassar Rauf, M.

    2016-05-01

    Air plasma spraying was utilized to deposit Ni3Al coatings on AISI-321 steel substrate. The deposited coatings were isothermally heat-treated at various temperatures from 500 to 800 °C for 10, 30, 60, and 100 h. The x-ray diffraction analysis revealed NiO formation in Ni3Al at 500 °C after 100 h, and the percentage of NiO increased with increasing exposure time and temperature. The hardness of the coating increased with the formation of NiO. The DSC test showed the formation of minor phases, Al3Ni and Al3Ni2, within the coating along with the major phase Ni3Al. TGA revealed a slowing down of the oxidation rate upon surface oxide formation. The pin-on-disk wear test on the as-sprayed and heat-treated coatings showed that wear rate and coefficient of friction decreased with an increase in the NiO phase content.

  10. Study on the isothermal oxidation behavior in air of Ti3AlC2 sintered by hot pressing

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    XU; Xuewen; LI; Yangxian; MEI; Bingchu; ZHU; Jiaoqun; LIU; Heyan

    2006-01-01

    The isothermal oxidation behavior at 900―1300℃ for 20 h in air of bulk Ti3AlC2 with 2.8 wt% TiC sintered by means of hot pressing was investigated in the work. The isothermal oxidation behavior generally followed a parabolic rate law. The parabolic rate constants increased from 1.39×10-10 kg2·m-4·s-1 at 900℃ to 5.56×10-9 kg2·m-4·s-1 at 1300℃. The calculated activation energy was 136.45 kJ/mol. It was demonstrated that Ti3AlC2 had excellent oxidation resistance due to the continuous, dense and adhesive protect scales consisted of a mass of α-Al2O3 and a little of TiO2 and/or Al2TiO5. In principle, the oxide scale was grown by the inward diffusion of O2- and the outward diffusion of Ti4+ and Al3+. The rapid outward diffusion of cations usually resulted in the formation of cracks, gaps, and holes.

  11. Public Communication on Urban Air Pollution; La Comunicacion al Publico sobre Contaminacion Atmosferica Urbana

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    Otra, C.; Sala, R.

    2014-02-01

    The aim of this study was to analyze the state of public information in the field of air pollution in Spain. We conducted semi-structured interviews with members of public agencies, technical experts, scientists, and members of non governmental associations together with a documentary analysis of air pollution documents (plans, reports, etc.). We tried to characterize the information actions on air quality carried out in Spanish cities during the last years. In the results section we first analyze the ideas, concerns and considerations that underlie the actions of public information on air pollution, as well as the main challenges of public communication on this subject, according to the documents and the different experts consulted. We analyze the various contents of information transmitted nowadays (on levels of pollution, health impacts and mitigation or protection actions), as well as the mechanisms by which it is communicated, both continuously and in the case of threshold overcoming episodes. We also review the different media used to communicate air pollution information (Internet, mobile applications and other forms) and other issues such as information audiences, or the perceived impacts of information provided. Finally, the implications for more diverse and effective public involvement strategies in air pollution are discussed. (Author)

  12. Degradation of free-standing air plasma sprayed CoNiCrAlY coatings by vanadium and phosphorus pentoxides

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    Mohan, P.; Patterson, T.; Desai, V.H.; Sohn, Y.H. [University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (USA)

    2008-12-15

    Use of alternative and/or low-cost fuels such as syngas, petcoke and coal/petcoke blend in gas turbine engines requires a thorough understanding in high temperature degradation of protective coatings. Deleterious combustion by-products can deposit, adhere, melt and degrade the protective coatings and underlying structural substrates. In this investigation, degradation of air plasma sprayed (APS) free-standing CoNiCrAlY coatings in contact with two different corrosive oxide contaminants, namely V{sub 2}O{sub 5} and P{sub 2}O{sub 5} were examined at high temperature. Different degradation mechanisms were observed from V{sub 2}O{sub 5} melt interaction with CoNiCrAlY at 700{sup o}C and 900{sup o}C. At 700{sup o}C, formation of chromium-aluminum orthovanadate (CrAl)VO{sub 4} was observed with no evidence of severe degradation. However, at 900{sup o}C, extensive dissolution of CoNiCrAlY constituents by V{sub 2}O{sub 5} was found with reaction products such as nickel-cobalt orthovanadate (Ni,CO){sub 3}(VO{sub 4}){sub 2}) and (Ni,Co)(Al,Cr){sub 2}O{sub 4} spinel. Interaction of P{sub 2}O{sub 5} melt with CoNiCrAlY at 350{sup o}C for 2 h revealed the extensive consumption of constituents through formation of polyphosphate compounds such as (Ni,Co)(PO{sub 3}){sub 2}) and (Cr,Al)(PO{sub 3}){sub 3}).

  13. Working Group 'Air pollution abatement' of the University of Stuttgart -ALS. Annual report 1990

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    Despite considerable efforts for air pollution abatement - examples are here desulphurization and nitrogen removal in power and large combustion plants as well as catalytic converters for automobiles there are still many problems to solve. Many small and medium-size companies still have to reduce production-related pollutant emissions, traffic still is a major source of pollutants. Air pollution abatement in the new Federal states and other Eastern European countries is a particularly urgent task and reductions of CO2 emissions from energy production processes with fossil fuels are not least a great challenge. Apart from industry, legislation and administration especially science is called upon to find solutions to these problems. The university of Stuttgart takes up the challenge. Numerous institutes - 17 of 8 faculties -united in the working group ''air pollution abatement'' of the university of Stuttgart which carries out in interdisciplinary cooperation research work in the area of air pollution abatement. In this annual report activities of individual member states institutes in the area of air pollution abatement (fields of study, current research projects, cooperations and publications in 1991) as well as joint projects are presented. (orig./KW)

  14. Comportamiento al margen de la ley: contrabando y sociedad en Buenos Aires en el siglo XVII *

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    Macarena Perusset Veras

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Illicit Behavior: Smuggling and Society in Seventeenth-Century Buenos Aires ABSTRACTIn this work we look into the origins of illegal commerce to analyze how contraband was conducted in the port of Buenos Aires in the early seventeenth-century. To do this, we will analyze the political and economic context in which contraband arose and gained importance in order to reflect whether this economic practice -conducted by government officials, vecinos (official residents and settlers of the port of Buenos Aires- can be considered corrupt in the context of the period studied. We will situate the behavior of these social actors within an intertwined complex of political beliefs and ideologies, and conjunctures, to explain how a practice like colonial-era contraband has multiple, tightly related causes.

  15. La gran vida al aire libre PSA (:30) (The Great Outdoors)

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    Un hombre y una mujer se están alistando para irse a una caminata. La mujer le recuerda al hombre que se proteja del sol.  Created: 5/31/2016 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).   Date Released: 5/31/2016.

  16. Improved Thermally Grown Oxide Scale in Air Plasma Sprayed NiCrAlY/Nano-YSZ Coatings

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    Oxidation has been considered as one of the principal disruptive factors in thermal barrier coating systems during service. So, oxidation behavior of thermal barrier coating (TBC) systems with nano structured and micro structured YSZ coatings was investigated at 1000 degree c for 24 h, 48 h, and 120 h. Air plasma sprayed nano-YSZ coating exhibited a tri modal structure. Microstructural characterization also demonstrated an improved thermally grown oxide scale containing lower spinels in nano-TBC system after 120 h of oxidation. This phenomenon is mainly related to the unique structure of the nano-YSZ coating, which acted as a strong barrier for oxygen diffusion into the TBC system at elevated temperatures. Nearly continues but thinner Al2O3 layer formation at the NiCrAlY/nano-YSZ interface was seen, due to lower oxygen infiltration into the system. Under this condition, spinels formation and growth on the Al2O3 oxide scale were diminished in nano-TBC system compared to normal TBC system.

  17. 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 ...

  18. Investigation of long pulse laser induced flame on Al in air using optical interferometry

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    Zhang, Hongchao; Lu, Jian; Shen, Zhonghua; Ni, Xiaowu

    2013-05-01

    The process of long pulse laser(1ms) interaction with the aluminum plate was analyzed using Mach-Zehnder interferometer in this paper. A continuous semiconductor laser with about 50mW power and 532nm wavelength was used to detect the flame which induced by long pulse laser interaction with the aluminum plate. A high speed camera was used to capture the interferograms. The exposure time of the high speed camera is about 2 microseconds. And the frame rate is 2130fps. The high-speed camera and the long pulse laser pulse was synchronously controlled by the four-channel digital delay (Stanford Research Systems DG535).The FFT(Fast Fourier transform ) analysis is applied to extract the phase of the interferograms. The results provide an understanding of the process of long pulse laser drilling of the Al target.

  19. 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.)

  20. Proyectos urbanos en disputa: los debates en torno al proyecto de la Alameda en Buenos Aires (1766-1768

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    Bettina Laura Sidy

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo exploraremos en torno a los debates que se suscitaron entre el Cabildo de Buenos Aires y el gobernador Bucareli en relación al proyecto de construcción de la Alameda, con el objetivo de poner en discusión cuáles eran los planteos urbanísticos relevantes para la época y cuáles las necesidades concretas de la ciudad en su funcionamiento cotidiano según cada uno de los actores intervinientes. Dicha disputa cobró características que fueron más allá del juego de influencias económicas planteando cuestionamientos en torno a las formas en que un proyecto urbano y político era conceptualizado a mediados del siglo XVIII.

  1. Discussion on "field study of air purification paving elements containing TiO2" by Folli et al. (2015)

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    Kleffmann, Jörg

    2016-03-01

    In the study by Folli et al. (2015) photocatalytic pavement blocks were used on both sidewalks of a street canyon in Copenhagen (Denmark) for the purpose of air remediation of nitrogen oxides (NOx). Outstanding nitrogen monoxide (NO) degradation was observed with an average (day and night) reduction of 22% during summer months reaching values >45% at noontime. In contrast, for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) no significant improvement was obtained. Although these results would be of significant importance for many European urban environments usually suffering from high NOx levels, the results are highly unrealistic. Two simple back-to-the-envelope calculations show that the upper limit photocatalytic reduction of NO will be <1% for the investigated street canyon conditions. In addition, an alternative explanation of the experimental observations by the gas phase titration of NO by ozone (O3) is discussed.

  2. Experimental determination of the temperature range of AlO molecular emission in laser-induced aluminum plasma in air

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    Measurements with laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) usually take place in the atmospheric air. For quantitative analysis of metallic elements, oxidation may represent an important issue which can significantly modify the stoichiometry of the plasma. Molecule formation in plasma should be therefore studied and taken into account in the LIBS practice. In this work, we experimentally investigated the temporal evolution and transformation of the plasma induced on an aluminum target by a nanosecond infrared (1064 nm) laser in the atmospheric air, in terms of its temperatures over a large interval of time from hundreds of nanoseconds to tens of microseconds. Such evolution was then correlated to the temporal evolution of the emission intensity from AlO molecules in the ablation plume. In particular, for a given ablation laser pulse energy, the appearance of the molecular emission while the plume cools down allows determining a minimal delay, τmin, which corresponds to a maximal value of the temperature, Tmax, below which the molecular emission begins to be clearly observed and to grow as a function of the delay. Such delay or such temperature indicates the longest delay or the lowest temperature for laser-induced plasma to be suitable for a correct analysis of metallic elements without significant influence of the alternation of the stoichiometry by oxidation. In our experiment, the values of τmin and Tmax have been determined for a range of ablation laser pulse energies from 5 mJ to 50 mJ. These values lie respectively in the range of 3 to 15 μs for τmin, and 4500 K to 6600 K in terms of the molecule temperature for Tmax. Beyond the practical interest for LIBS, our results provide also insights to the kinetics of the AlO molecule formation in laser-induced plasma. - Highlights: • Determination of the temperatures in laser-induced plasma up to tens of microseconds • Determination of the molecule temperature by fitting the emission spectrum • The delay

  3. AL:PE - Acidification of mountain lakes: Palaeolimnology and ecology. Part 2 - Remote mountain lakes as indicators of air pollution and climate change

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    Wathne, B.; Patrick, S.; Cameron, N

    1997-01-01

    AL:PE, funded by the European Commission is a multi-disciplinary, multi-national project coordinated by research groups in London and Oslo. It represents the first comprehensive study of remote mountain lakes at a European scale. The AL:PE project is concerned with remote mountain lake ecosystems throughout the artic and alpine regions of Europe that, dispite their remoteness are threatened by acid deposition, toxic air pollutants and by climate change. Whilst the study is directly concerned ...

  4. PLAN DE EMPRESA PARA LA PUESTA EN MARCHA DE UNA CONSULTORÍA DE RECURSOS HUMANOS EN VALENCIA

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    Masip Mateu, Noelia

    2012-01-01

    El presente trabajo final de carrera consiste en la elaboración de un Plan de Empresa para la puesta en marcha de una Consultoría de Recursos Humanos en Valencia, especializada en la selección y formación de personal. Human Capital es la visión de futuro de 5 emprendedores, basada en la firme convicción de que en un entorno socio-económico como el que estamos viviendo en los últimos años, caracterizado por un ritmo de cambio vertiginoso, una crisis mundial y altos niveles de...

  5. Un_pat: programa para el cálculo de potenciales transitorios en puestas a tierra

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    Hernán Montaña, Johny; Duarte Velasco, Óscar Germán; Sarmiento, Ángela Maria; Marín, Michael Andrés; Torres, Horacio

    2010-01-01

    En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de un trabajo de grado y parte de los resultados de una tesis de doctorado desarrollados en el Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica, grupo PAAS-UN de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia. El trabajo consistió en la implementación de un programa de computador para analizar el comportamiento transitorio de cualquier configuración de electrodos de puesta a tierra inmersos en un terreno homogéneo, isotrópico y lineal. Para el análisis se u...

  6. OPINIONES DE LOS ESTUDIANTES DE PSICOLOGÍA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES SOBRE LA PRESCRIPCIÓN DE PSICOFÁRMACOS POR PSICÓLOGOS

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    Ezequiel Benito

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En el tratamiento de los trastornos mentales, siempre se reconoció que la medicación -el tratamiento de intervención biológica- era exclusividad de los psiquiatras. Actualmente, esta situación ha sido puesta en discusión en Estados Unidos a través del movimiento de la prescripción, como se denomina al grupo de psicólogos que reclaman capacidad legal para prescribir psicofármacos. Esta posibilidad, si bien se ofrece como una alternativa de tratamiento integral no deja de generar grandes críticas. El presente trabajo indaga las opiniones de los estudiantes de Psicología de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, en Argentina, en relación con los principales argumentos a favor y en contra esbozados por Norcross (2005

  7. Effect of microwave and air drying of parboiled rice on stabilization of rice bran oil

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    Rizk, Laila F.

    1995-06-01

    Full Text Available Two rice varieties, Giza 175 (short grain and Giza 181 (long grain were partDoiled by soaking the grains at room temperature for 20 hours and steaming for 15 min then dried either at room temperature or by microwave. The results indicated that air and microwave drying significantly increased oil extraction in both rice bran varieties. Parboiling followed by air or microwave drying produced a slight change on protein, fiber and ash content of rice bran and reduced the development of free fatty acids (F.F.A. In oil bran. Microwave samples have less F.F.A. content than the corresponding samples air dried. Oils from the cold stored rice bran presented lower F.F.A. than the corresponding oil bran stored at room temperature. The ratio between total unsaturated fatty acids and total saturated ones (Tu/Ts decreased after air and microwave drying. Results also show that air drying increased the ratio of total hydrocarbons and total sterols (Tu/Ts in both varieties while microwave decreased it.

    Dos variedades de arroz, Giza 175 (grano corto y Giza 181 (grano largo se precocieron mediante la puesta en remojo de los granos a temperatura ambiente durante 20 horas y cocimiento al vapor durante 15 minutos, luego se secaron a temperatura ambiente o por microondas. Los resultados indicaron que el secado al aire y en microondas aumentó significativamente la extracción del aceite en ambas variedades de salvado de arroz. El precocido seguido del secado al aire o en microondas produjo un cambio pequeño en el contenido en proteína, fibra y ceniza y redujo el desarrollo de ácidos grasos libres (F.F.A. en el aceite de salvado. Las muestras secadas en microondas tuvieron un menor contenido en F.F.A. que las muestras correspondientes al secado en aire. Aceites de salvado de arroz almacenado en frió presentaron menor F.F.A. que los almacenados a temperatura ambiente. La relación entre ácidos grasos insaturados totales y los saturados totales (Tu/Ts disminuy

  8. Recombination of atomic oxygen on α-Al2O3 at high temperature under air microwave-induced plasma

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    New ceramic materials are necessary for the design of primary heat shields for future reusable space vehicles re-entering atmospheric planet. During the re-entry phase on earth, one of the most important phenomena occurring on the heat shield is the recombination of atomic species and among them atomic oxygen. The recombination of atomic oxygen is catalyzed by the material of the heat shield. This paper presents some experimental results for the recombination coefficient γ and the thermal flux of recombination transferred to the material in the surface-catalyzed recombination of oxygen atoms based on experiments performed on the MESOX set-up using optical emission spectroscopy, actinometry and calorimetry techniques. Experimental results on the recombination coefficient are presented for three types of α-Al2O3 in the temperature range 900-2400 K for 300 Pa total air pressure. The thermal flux of recombination is given for only two representative samples. These three alumina differ essentially by their content of sintering additives. Different behaviors of the recombination coefficient versus temperature are observed according to the impurity level of the α-alumina

  9. Una metodología interdisciplinaria, la puesta en turismo de un área natural protegida y habitada

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    Kelly Escobar Jiménez

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Se pretende en este artículo, primero, mostrar pautas de la investigación interdisciplinaria para la puesta en turismo de un espacio habitado de alto valor ecológico (ehave, luego esbozar algunas consideraciones teóricas para el análisis de la participación comunitaria en los proyectos de desarrollo turístico, y por último intentamos hacer una reflexión sobre la aplicación de estos elementos teóricos y metodológicos en el estudio diagnóstico de la puesta en turismo de la vipis. En la vipis se utiliza el ecosistema de manglar como un puente entre los diferentes actores del parque natural y como un vínculo entre las diferentes disciplinas involucradas en el proyecto de investigación –economía, antropología, biología, arquitectura y turismo –. Todo esto con la intensión de hacer un estudio interdisciplinario para proponer alternativas de desarrollo respetuosas con las comunidades locales y el medio ambiente de la región.

  10. La minería de los metales en la provincia de Madrid : patrimonio minero y puesta en valor delespacio subterráneo

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    Jordá Bordehore, Luis

    2008-01-01

    La presente tesis desarrolla desde un punto de vista multidisciplinar la puesta en valor del patrimonio minero abandonado. El ámbito de trabajo es la franja madrileña del domino de la Sierra de Guadarrama y el objeto del estudio las minas de metales trabajadas desde 1417 hasta finales del siglo XX. La tesis abarca desde el estudio histórico y antecedentes de cada una de las labores mineras, hasta el estudio de estabilidad geotécnica y eventual puesta en valor para el uso y disfrute por invest...

  11. PLAN DE NEGOCIO PARA LA CREACIÓN Y PUESTA EN MARCHA DE UNA EMPRESA DE TURISMO RURAL EN LA COMARCA DE LOS SERRANOS

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    HERRERO MONZON, GLORIA

    2013-01-01

    En el presente Trabajo Final de Carrera (TFC) se presenta un Plan de empresa para la creación y puesta en marcha de una empresa de turismo rural en la provincia de Valencia, más concretamente, en la comarca de Los Serranos. Se ha elegido la elaboración de un plan de empresa ya que esta herramienta permite analizar de forma detallada las variables más importantes que influyen en la en la puesta en marcha del negocio. Para ello, se parte de un análisis general del sector turístico rural hast...

  12. Estimation of air gap and heat transfer coefficient at different faces of Al and Al-Si castings solidifying in permanent mould

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    Taha, M.A.; El-Mahallawy, N.A. [Ain Shams University, Cairo (Egypt). Dept. of Design and Production Engineering; El-Mestekawi, M.T.; Hassan, A.A. [Higher Education Institute, Tenth Ramadan City (Egypt). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    2001-07-01

    In the casting processes, the heat transfer coefficient at the metal/mould interface is an important controlling factor for the solidification rate and the resulting structure and mechanical properties. Several factors interact to determine its value, among which are the type of metal/alloy, the mould material and surface conditions, the mould and pouring temperatures, casting configuration, and the type of gases at the interfacial air gap formed. It is also time dependent. In this work, the air gap formation was computed using a numerical model of solidification, taking into consideration the shrinkage and expansion of the metal and mould, gas film formation, and the metallostatic pressure. The variation of the air gap formation and heat transfer coefficient at the metal mould interface are studied at the top, bottom, and side surfaces of AI and AI-Si castings in a permanent mould in the form of a simple rectangular parallelepiped. The results show that the air gap formation and the heat transfer coefficient are different for the different casting surfaces. The bottom surface where the metallostatic pressure makes for good contact between the metal and the mould exhibits the highest heat transfer coefficient. For the sidewalls, the air gap was found to depend on the casting thickness as the larger the thickness the larger the air gap. The air gap and heat transfer coefficient also depend on the surface roughness of the mould, the alloy type, and the melt superheat. The air gap is relatively large for low values of melt superheat. The better the surface finish, the higher the heat transfer coefficient in the first few seconds after pouring. For AI-Si alloys, the heat transfer coefficient increases with increasing Si content. (author)

  13. Oxidation Resistance of Materials Based on Ti3AlC2 Nanolaminate at 600 °C in Air.

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    Ivasyshyn, Andrij; Ostash, Orest; Prikhna, Tatiana; Podhurska, Viktoriya; Basyuk, Tatiana

    2016-12-01

    The oxidation behavior of Ti3AlC2-based materials had been investigated at 600 °C in static air for 1000 h. It was shown that the intense increase of weight gain per unit surface area for sintered material with porosity of 22 % attributed to oxidation of the outer surface of the specimen and surfaces of pores in the bulk material. The oxidation kinetics of the hot-pressed Ti3AlC2-based material with 1 % porosity remarkably increased for the first 15 h and then slowly decreased. The weight gain per unit surface area for this material was 1.0 mg/cm(2) after exposition for 1000 h. The intense initial oxidation of Ti3AlC2-based materials can be eliminated by pre-oxidation treatment at 1200 °C in air for 2 h. As a result, the weight gain per unit surface area for the pre-oxidized material did not exceed 0.11 mg/cm(2) after 1000 h of exposition at 600 °C in air. It was demonstrated that the oxidation resistance of Ti3AlC2-based materials can be significantly improved by niobium addition. PMID:27506531

  14. CYCLIC OXIDATION OF Ti-48%Al-2%Cr-2%Nb-(0~1%)W ALLOYS BETWEEN 800 AND 1000°C IN AIR

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    SANG-HWAN BAK; DONG YI SEO; SEON-JIN KIM; JAE CHUN LEE; DONG BOK LEE

    2010-01-01

    Ti-48%Al-2%Cr-2%Nb-(0, 0.5, 1) at.%W alloys were synthesized via the powder metallurgical route, and cyclically oxidized at 800, 900, or 1000°C in air for up to 100 h in order to find the effects of W on their oxidation characteristics. At 800°C, they oxidized relatively slowly, and the scales were thin and adherent. At 900°C, the scales began to spall locally. At 1000°C, they spalled repetitively during oxidation. Cr, Nb, and W improved the cyclic oxidation resistance of TiAl alloys. The oxi...

  15. Treatment of aniline by catalytic wet air oxidation: comparative study over CuO/CeO2 and NiO/Al2O3.

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    Ersöz, Gülin; Atalay, Süheyda

    2012-12-30

    The treatment of aniline by catalytic wet air oxidation (CWAO) was studied in a bubble reactor. The experiments were performed to investigate the effects of catalyst loading, temperature, reaction time, air flow rate, and pressure on aniline removal. The catalytic effects of the prepared nanostructured catalysts, CuO/CeO(2) (10% wt) and NiO/Al(2)O(3) (10% wt), on the CWAO treatment efficiency were also examined and compared. The prepared catalysts seem to be active having an aniline removal of 45.7% with CuO/CeO(2) and 41.9% with NiO/Al(2)O(3). The amount of N(2) formed was approximately the same for both of the catalysts. PMID:23041516

  16. Photoluminescence and abnormal reduction of Eu3+ ions in CaAl2O4:EU nanophosphors calcined in air atmosphere

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    Precursor of Europium doped calcium aluminate (CaAl2O4: Eu) was prepared by the Pechini technique. The synthesized samples were calcined at 900–1500 °C for 2 h in air atmosphere. The crystal structures of calcined samples at low and high temperatures were found to be the metastable hexagonal and stable monoclinic systems by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) analysis, respectively. The effects of Eu content and valence state on the luminescence characteristics of CaAl2O4: Eu were studied by luminescence spectrometer (LS). With the increase in calcination temperature, the phosphors exhibited color change from bright red to violet upon excitation by UV-light and an abnormal reduction of Eu3+→Eu2+ was observed in monoclinic phase of CaAl2O4: Eu that calcined in air atmosphere at high temperature. The reduction mechanism was explained reasonably by a rigid three-dimensional framework structure of the stable monoclinic phase of CaAl2O4: Eu and a charge compensation model

  17. Experiencias de la instauración de normas relativas al contenido de plomo en aire y el agua, en los Estados Unidos de América

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    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En los Estados Unidos de América se ha logrado una disminución de la exposición a plomo de la población en general, gracias al establecimiento de diversas normas. En este artículo se destaca parte de los conocimientos adquiridos a través de la experiencia obtenida en este país en materia de plomo, en particular respecto al aire y al agua. Uno de los aspectos fundamentales es la posibilidad de contar con una base científica sólidamente establecida y claramente entendida, a partir de la cual se tomarán las medidas correspondientes. Los efectos secundarios de ciertas normas concernientes al aire ponen de manifiesto de qué manera los esfuerzos orientados a solucionar un problema pueden aportar beneficios en otras áreas, si bien pueden surgir consecuencias no deseadas, debido a la falta de previsión y de evaluación. Asimismo, en este documento se discuten las diferencias entre los enfoques centralizados y los descentralizados para el manejo de la exposición a plomo.

  18. Photoluminescence and abnormal reduction of Eu{sup 3+} ions in CaAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}:EU nanophosphors calcined in air atmosphere

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    Zhang, Yin; Chen, Jie [College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123 (China); Xu, Chuanyan [Suzhou Biomaterials and Advanced Manufacture Engineering Technology Research Center, Suzhou Dingan Technology Co. Ltd, Suzhou 215200 (China); Li, Yadong, E-mail: liyadong@suda.edu.cn [College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123 (China); Jin Seo, Hyo [Department of Physics and Interdisciplinary Program of Biomedical Engineering, Pukyong National University, Busan 608737 (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-09-01

    Precursor of Europium doped calcium aluminate (CaAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}: Eu) was prepared by the Pechini technique. The synthesized samples were calcined at 900–1500 °C for 2 h in air atmosphere. The crystal structures of calcined samples at low and high temperatures were found to be the metastable hexagonal and stable monoclinic systems by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) analysis, respectively. The effects of Eu content and valence state on the luminescence characteristics of CaAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}: Eu were studied by luminescence spectrometer (LS). With the increase in calcination temperature, the phosphors exhibited color change from bright red to violet upon excitation by UV-light and an abnormal reduction of Eu{sup 3+}→Eu{sup 2+} was observed in monoclinic phase of CaAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}: Eu that calcined in air atmosphere at high temperature. The reduction mechanism was explained reasonably by a rigid three-dimensional framework structure of the stable monoclinic phase of CaAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}: Eu and a charge compensation model.

  19. Inhibiting effect of Al(OH)3 and Mg(OH)2 dust on the explosions of methane-air mixtures in closed vessel

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    WANG QiuHong; WEN Hu; WANG QingSong; SUN JinHua

    2012-01-01

    The inhibiting effect of Al(OH)3 and Mg(OH)2 dust on explosion of methane-air mixtures was investigated by means of explosion parameter tests in a 20-liter closed vessel.The influences of varying methane concentration and dust concentration on explosion parameters were characterized based on the experimental data to determine the maximum explosion pressure,maximum rate of pressure rise,lower explosion limits and upper explosion limits.The inhibiting mechanisms of these kinds of dust were analyzed as well.The investigations indicate that Al(OH)3 and Mg(OH)2dust can be used as inhibitors to prevent methane explosion,however,their inhibiting effects are less than those of inert gas such as N2 and CO2 in that their dust can weaken the methane explosion but cannot totally eliminate it.The tests show that all of the explosion parameters with dust additives are strongly dependent on methane/air ratio and dust concentration,and Al(OH)3 dust has better performance than Mg(OH)2 dust in inhibiting methane explosion.The average percentage decreases of maximum explosion pressure and maximum rate of pressure rise with Al(OH)3 dust are 11.08% and 66.15%,respectively.Experiments also showed that there is a special phenomenon when methane explosion is inhibited by Al(OH)3 and Mg(OH)2 dust,in which is that during the process of explosion the maximum explosion pressure value first decreases then increases as dust concentration increases.The best dust concentrations to inhibit the explosion are 250 g/m3 with methane/air ratio at 9.5%,and 200 g/m3 with methane/air ratio at 7%.It is suggested that water vapor produced by the thermal decomposition of metal hydroxides makes the particles of descending dust combine,resulting in a decrease of the real dust concentration in the vessel.Water vapor also is the major cause of another phenomenon that the LEL curve and the UEL curve never meet with the increase of gas concentration.

  20. Ambientes virtuales como apoyo al Aprendizaje Colaborativo

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    Leguizamón, Guillermo; Chiarani, Marcela Cristina; Lucero, María Margarita; Pianucci, Irma Guadalupe; García, Berta Elena; Ponce, Viviana; Allendes Olave, Paola A.

    2005-01-01

    A partir de las conceptualizaciones sobre Educación a Distancia (EaD); y las Tecnologías disponibles para la EAD; se analizan los Ambientes Virtuales y su relación con el Código Abierto; lo que conlleva a presentar, en forma de grilla, las pautas y alcances de evaluación de plataformas virtuales de OS factibles de ser adaptados hacia la consecución de un Ambiente Virtual como apoyo al Aprendizaje Colaborativo. Con la puesta a punto, aplicación y relevo de esta grilla se estará en condicion...

  1. La fotografía de moda y la puesta en escena a través de la obra de Deborah Turbeville

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    Beatriz Guerrero González-Valerio

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La relación entre moda y fotografía ha sido desde siempre muy estrecha y fructífera. Dado que la moda es un producto comercial, debe ser presentada al público, tiene que comunicarse y venderse. En este sentido, las fotogra-fías de moda son muy efectivas porque establecen una comunicación inmediata con el espectador. Sin embargo, el fotógrafo de moda no sólo crea imágenes bellas para vender. A través de sus relatos, el fotógrafo sugiere y hace soñar, propone para hacer sentir y para transmitir una sensación. A la hora de crear un determinado ambiente, la fotografía de moda entra en relación y bebe de otras artes, como la pintura, la arquitectura, el teatro o el cine. Éste es el caso de la fotógrafa que nos ocupa, Deborah Turbeville. Partiendo de este contexto, el presente artículo estudiará y analizará la fotografía de moda realizada por Deborah Turbeville, recientemente fallecida a los ochenta y un años de edad. A lo largo de su dilatada carrera, la mencionada fotógrafa fue capaz de crear su propia visión, a través de unas puestas en escena llenas de poesía y misterio. El principal objetivo será tratar de establecer la concepción personal de la fotografía de moda en Deborah Turbeville y detectar, así mismo, cuáles son los elementos que subyacen en sus imágenes, además de la idea de elegancia y de belleza imperecedera. Se tratarán de establecer las analogías entre las imágenes de Deborah Turbeville y la fotografía pictorialista. La metodología se basa en la localización y recopilación de fuentes documentales. Dentro de las fuentes primarias, se estudian las obras publicadas hasta la fecha con las imágenes de Deborah Turbeville, especialmente la última publicación, Deborah Turbeville: The Fashion Pictures, Rizzoli, 2011. 

  2. A new perspective on the Fukushima releases brought by newly available air concentration observations (Tsuruta et al, 2014) and reliable meteorological fields

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    Saunier, Olivier; Mathieu, Anne; Sekiyama, Thomas; Kajino, Mizuo; Adachi, Kouji; Bocquet, Marc; Igarashi, Yasuhito; Didier, Damien

    2016-04-01

    In case of nuclear power plant accident, the assessment of the temporal evolution in the amount of radionuclides released (source term) is required to evaluate human health and environment impacts. It is with in mind that IRSN has developed an operational tool based on inverse modeling techniques to evaluate the source term of a radioactive release. If the release amount is sufficiently strong as for the Fukushima accident, dose rate observations are primarily used to assess the source term (Saunier et al. 2013). Secondly, air concentrations measurements can also be used when available. For minor release events, air concentrations measurements are used. Five years after the Fukushima accident, many estimations of the source term based on the use of observations in the environment have been published. There is not yet consensus on the magnitudes on the releases rates, mainly due to the high uncertainties on meteorological fields used to assess the source term. Within the framework of cooperation between IRSN and Meteorological Research Institute (MRI) of Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), meteorological fields with higher spatial resolution (3 km) have been used (Sekiyama et al. 2013) to improve the simulation of the atmospheric dispersion from the Fukushima accident. Besides, new dataset of Cs137 atmospheric concentration obtained from the sampling tapes of the Suspended Particle Matter (SPM) monitoring network by the method of Tsuruta et al. (2014) are available. These data are very useful since several plumes, unknown until now, could be identified in addition with the two major plumes on March 15 and March 21. Therefore, the inverse modeling method has been applied to assess a new source term using Tsuruta air concentration measurements, dose rate measurements and meteorological fields provided by MRI. The simulations performed using this new inverted source term help enhance our knowledge about the Fukushima accident. Several releases events are better

  3. Diseño, construcción y puesta en marcha de un microfermentador

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    Gustavo Buitrago H.

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available En la investigación y desarrollo de los procesos biotecnológicos es necesario disponer de equipos de fermentación que permitan un estricto control del proceso que se lleva a cabo. Para esto se ha desarrollado un microfermentador con capacidad de 3.5 litros, el cual consta de dos partes: 1. Un recipiente de fermentación construido en vidrio y acero inoxidable, provisto de un sistema de agitación; sistema de suministro de aire o gas; un condensador de vapores y humedad del aire de salida; sistema de muestreo aséptico; líneas de alimentación de medio de cultivo, inóculo y soluciones reguladoras de pH; pozuelos para sensores del controlador y registrador de temperatura; intercambiador de calor. 2. Una unidad de mando donde se encuentra el motor del agitador y su control automático de velocidad; el control de temperatura con elementos para calentamiento y enfriamiento; el sistema de suministro, regulación y esterilización de aire o gas a la entrada y salida. Los elementos y sistemas Involucrados en este equipo fueron desarrollados en los talleres y laboratorios de la Universidad. El diseño y construcción de los controladores se realizó en los talleres del Centro de Equipos Interfacultades, CEIF.

  4. Un método rápido y no-destructivo para medir la permeabilidad al aire del hormigón

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    Torrent, R. J.

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available New device for non-destructive test. It is designed for "in situ" measurement of the impermeability to air of a concrete coating. The system is based on creating a vacuum inside a cell placed on its surface, and to measure how long does it take for the pressure to be back to the atmospheric value. The characteristic aspects of the method are: a cell with an inward chamber and a regulator to keep the pressure in balance inside this central chamber (measurement and in the surrounding chamber (preservation ring. This ensures a single air flow direction towards the central chamber, avoiding any spurious transversal flow. The data of the measurement are processed by a microprocessor that indicates the permeability coefficient value at the end of the test which lasts 2 to 12 minutes. Results on coatings of different quality obtained through this technique are presented, which show an excellent correlation with values obtained on specimens using Cembureau method for permeability to oxigen imperviousness.

    Se presenta un nuevo dispositivo de ensayo no destructivo, diseñado para la medición "in situ " de la permeabilidad al aire del recubrimiento de hormigón. Se basa en crear vacío dentro de una celda colocada sobre la superficie del mismo y en medir la velocidad con que la presión retorna al valor atmosférico. Aspectos característicos del método son: una celda con doble cámara y un regulador que equilibra la presión en la cámara central (de medicióny en la cámara exterior (anillo de guarda. Esto asegura un flujo unidireccional de aire hacia la cámara central, eliminando todo flujo espúreo transversal. Los datos de la medición son procesados por un microprocesador que indica el valor del coeficiente de permeabilidad al finalizar el ensayo, que dura de 2 a 12 minutos. Se presentan resultados obtenidos con esta técnica sobre recubrimientos de distinta calidad, que muestran una excelente correlación con los valores obtenidos

  5. La curiosa historia de… La dignidad de los diplomáticos, puesta en entredicho

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    Martínez, Mariano

    1990-01-01

    Una vez terminados los estudios universitarios en su ciudad natal, Leipzig, y de conseguir su doctorado en la Universidad de Altdorf, en Nurember, en 1667, a los 21 años, rechazó Leibniz la oferta de una cátedra de derecho en esa misma universidad, y ya no se dedicaría nunca en su vida a la enseñanza (al contrario que Newton, por ejemplo).

  6. Puesta en marcha y diseño de protocolos de funcionamiento y mantenimiento aplicados a una máquina de corte por chorro de agua con abrasivo

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    Manzano Díaz, Francisco

    2015-01-01

    Trabajo Final de Grado consiste en la puesta en servicio de una máquina de mecanizado por chorro de agua con abrasivo, desde su puesta en marcha hasta su funcionamiento. Para ello, se ha desarrollado una metodología basada en protocolos de funcionamiento, mantenimiento y pruebas de mecanizado. Finalmente, el Trabajo se va a implementar con experimentos elaborados usando tecnologías CAD/CAM que van a permitir validar la metodología empleada.

  7. Patrimonio rural: puesta en valor de los Paisajes Culturales a través del turismo

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    Romero, Mirta; Caamaño, María Gabriela; Orellano, Luis

    2011-01-01

    La provincia de San Juan está situada en el Centro-Oeste de Argentina. Sus áreas rurales presentan características comunes en relación al clima, recursos, actividad productiva, tradiciones y costumbres. En su gran mayoría son poseedoras de un valioso paisaje cultural. No obstante, su potencial se ve empañado por el estancamiento de su desarrollo económico y social, que pone en peligro la población y su cultura, produciendo la perdida de tradiciones y el deterioro del patrimonio co...

  8. Construcción y puesta en marcha de una impresora 3D modelo Rostock

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    Ponce Antolín, Miguel

    2014-01-01

    Proyecto dedicado a documentar la construcción de una máquina de prototipado rápido por deposición de material fundido o impresora 3D. El modelo construido, denominado como Rostock, es un ejemplo de máquina de cinemática paralela de bajo coste. Esta arquitectura permite alcanzar mayores aceleraciones y velocidades. Además, proporciona una mayor estabilidad al cabezal impresor y dobla la altura de impresión en comparación con las impresoras de bajo coste más difundidas. Este ...

  9. Puesta en turismo y perennidad turística de los lugares: contexto, procesos e invariables

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    Philippe Duhamel

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene por objeto entender cómo los lugares se vuelven turísticos y tambiéncómo permanecen. Para eso, este texto es el resultado de un trabajo colectivo y da cuenta de las principales motivaciones que permiten explicar situaciones turísticas variadas en el tiempo y en el espacio. Se tomaron tres elementos para ello: los protagonistas, las prácticas y los lugares. De cierto modo, en una primera etapa hacia una comprensión general del fenómeno turístico, preludio a su teorización. Al mismo tiempo da cuenta del estado de progreso de nuestra reflexión desde hace diez años y desdeeste punto de vista debe tomarse como un resultado temporal.

  10. Factores predictivos de la no adherencia al tratamiento de la tuberculosis en municipios del Área Metropolitana de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Silvina Arrossi

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue identificar las características sociodemográficas de los pacientes y las características del tratamiento que influyen en la no-adherencia al tratamiento antituberculoso. Se realizó un estudio de corte transversal, en el Área Metropolitana de Buenos Aires. Se encuestaron 38 pacientes que no adhirieron al tratamiento y 85 pacientes que adhirieron al tratamiento, diagnosticados durante el año 2007, residentes y atendidos en hospitales de municipios seleccionados. El análisis de los factores se llevó a cabo mediante regresión logística. Los resultados indican que los pacientes con viviendas sin agua, tuvieron 3 veces más probabilidad de no adherencia (OR=2,8; IC95% 1,1-6,9. Asimismo, los pacientes que realizaban los controles en un hospital tuvieron 3 veces más riesgo de no adherir que los que los realizaban en centros de atención primaria (OR=3,2; IC95% 1,1-8,9. Estos resultados permiten delinear un perfil de paciente en riesgo de no-adherencia, caracterizado por estar en condiciones de pobreza, y con dificultades de acceso a la atención de su salud.

  11. La configuración histórica del Gran Buenos Aires: transformaciones y debates en torno al objeto

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    Ana Helena Gómez Pintus

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper reveals an unfamiliar side of the expansion of the Greater Buenos Aires (GBA: the creation of residential areas that fall into the category of ”garden city“ suburbs, during the urban sprawl years (1887- 1970. At the same time, it carries out a reflection on the spatial transformation of the area, as well as on the names used to refer to it. We assume that there is a problematical relationship between the word, the object, and its application to different realities.

  12. High-temperature oxidation behaviour of Ti3Si(1–)AlC2 in air

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    Liu Xiaopan; Wan Long; Bu Zhongheng; Nie Daojun

    2009-10-01

    The oxidation behaviours of bulk Ti3Si(1–)AlC2 prepared by hot pressing were investigated. The results showed that the isothermal oxidation behaviour of Ti3SiC2 obeyed a parabolic law between 900 and 1100°C, and followed a two-step parabolic rate law between 1200°C and 1300°C. The cyclic oxidation behaviour of material is assumed to obey a three-step parabolic rate law at 1100°C and 1200°C. The calculated activation energy of isothermal oxidation is 101.43 kJ.mol-1. The oxide layers consisted of a mass of -Al2O3 and little TiO2 and SiO2 are observed on Ti3SiC2 as a dense and adhesive protect scale. The oxidation mechanism varies with the additive aluminum that greatly improves the oxidation resistance of Ti3SiC2.

  13. Crack Propagation During Sustained-Load Cracking of Al-Zn-Mg-Cu Aluminum Alloys Exposed to Moist Air or Distilled Water

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    Holroyd, N. J. Henry; Scamans, G. M.

    2011-12-01

    Intergranular sustained-load cracking of Al-Zn-Mg-Cu (AA7xxx series) aluminum alloys exposed to moist air or distilled water at temperatures in the range 283 K to 353 K (10 °C to 80 °C) has been reviewed in detail, paying particular attention to local processes occurring in the crack-tip region during crack propagation. Distinct crack-arrest markings formed on intergranular fracture faces generated under fixed-displacement loading conditions are not generated under monotonic rising-load conditions, but can form under cyclic-loading conditions if loading frequencies are sufficiently low. The observed crack-arrest markings are insensitive to applied stress intensity factor, alloy copper content and temper, but are temperature sensitive, increasing from ~150 nm at room temperature to ~400 nm at 313 K (40 °C). A re-evaluation of published data reveals the apparent activation energy, E a for crack propagation in Al-Zn-Mg(-Cu) alloys is consistently ~35 kJ/mol for temperatures above ~313 K (40 °C), independent of copper content or the applied stress intensity factor, unless the alloy contains a significant volume fraction of S-phase, Al2CuMg where E a is ~80 kJ/mol. For temperatures below ~313 K (40 °C) E a is independent of copper content for stress intensity factors below ~14 MNm-3/2, with a value ~80 kJ/mol but is sensitive to copper content for stress intensity factors above ~14 MNm-3/2, with E a , ranging from ~35 kJ/mol for copper-free alloys to ~80 kJ/mol for alloys containing 1.5 pct Cu. The apparent activation energy for intergranular sustained-load crack initiation is consistently ~110 kJ/mol for both notched and un-notched samples. Mechanistic implications are discussed and processes controlling crack growth, as a function of temperature, alloy copper content, and loading conditions are proposed that are consistent with the calculated apparent activation energies and known characteristics of intergranular sustained-load cracking. It is suggested

  14. La transferencia de políticas globales de género y su puesta en agenda

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    Paula Ruíz

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Desde la década de los ochenta, el género se incorpora como categoría analítica e  interpretativa que ha venido evolucionado tanto en su desarrollo teórico y metodológico como político y social. En el ámbito académico, por ejemplo, su análisis se ha abordado como una construcción cultural y social, lo cual ha permitido ampliar su espacio de discusión y de estudio como método de investigación dentro de las ciencias sociales. El feminismo, como movimiento social, ha impactado en la construcción de políticas en pro del empoderamiento de la mujer, impulsando a los Estados a suscribir acuerdos que paulatinamente, en la mayoría de sociedades, han mejorado su situación en los distintos ámbitos. La movilización internacional sobre temas blandos de la agenda internacional ha llevado a la transferencia de políticas de un sistema a otro y a su puesta en agenda a nivel local. En este artículo se estudiarán los aportes que el feminismo ha desarrollado en materia de investigación dentro de las relaciones internacionales, así como la influencia que el género ha tenido para la formulación de políticas globales y la implementación de estas a nivel local.

  15. Assembly of octadecyl phosphonic acid on the α-Al2O3 (0 0 0 1) surface of air annealed alumina: Evidence for termination dependent adsorption

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    Self-assembly of octadecyl phosphonic acid (ODPA) from solution to the (0 0 0 1) plane surface of single crystal alumina is studied using atomic force microscopy (AFM), wettability measurements, transmission infrared spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The crystals were annealed in air at 1300 deg. C to produce a surface with terraces of 0.2 nm height. This resulted in a surface comprising a mixture of terraces terminated by either oxygen or aluminium atoms. After exposure of this surface to a solution of ODPA, the XPS C1s core level reveals partial displacement of adventitious carbonaceous material by the ODPA. The phase contrast image from tapping mode AFM acquired during assembly reveals that the surface chemistries of terraces differ significantly, suggesting along with the topography images that ODPA molecules adsorbed preferentially to certain terraces. We suggest that the ODPA adsorbs preferentially to the aluminium terminated terraces that are hydroxylated in air. The adsorption to only Al-terminated terraces at the micron scale is consistent with the apparent low coverage of ODPA estimated using techniques sampling the surface on a millimetre scale including XPS and wettability measurements. This behaviour is compared to ODPA close-packed monolayer coverages formed on the amorphous oxide/hydroxide surface of aluminium metal.

  16. Effect of air annealing on the color center in Yb:Y3Al5O12 transparent ceramics with MgO as sintering additive

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    Lu, Zhongwen; Lu, Tiecheng; Wei, Nian; Zhang, Wei; Ma, Benyuan; Qi, Jianqi; Guan, Yongbing; Chen, Xingtao; Wu, Huajun; Zhao, Yu

    2015-09-01

    High quality Yb:Y3Al5O12 (YAG) transparent ceramics were fabricated by vacuum sintering with MgO as sintering aids. The Yb:YAG samples were annealed at 1250-1450 °C for 20 h in air. The experimental results showed that the transparency of Yb:YAG samples declined markedly with the annealing temperatures of 1250-1450 °C. The samples became increasingly orange-yellow in color with the increase of annealing temperature. The potential reasons of discoloration were discussed for the first time. It was attributed to the complex color center [Mg2+F+] formed during the annealing, which was evidenced by optical absorption in the range of 300-500 nm wavelength and the presence of an electron spin resonance (ESR) line at g = 1.9806. The formation mechanism of the complex color center was explained in detail. The complex color center can be eliminated after post-HIP (hot isostatic pressing). And by air annealing and post-HIP, the transmittance of the samples increased from 80.3% to 83.4%.

  17. Degradation process analysis of the azo dyes by catalytic wet air oxidation with catalyst CuO/γ-Al2O3.

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    Hua, Li; Ma, Hongrui; Zhang, Lei

    2013-01-01

    Three azo dyes (Methyl Orange, Direct Brown and Direct Green) were treated by catalytic wet air oxidation (CWAO) with the catalysts CuO/γ-Al(2)O(3) prepared by consecutive impregnation. The relationship of decolorization extent, chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal extent and total organic carbon (TOC) in dye solution were investigated. The results indicated that the CuO/γ-Al(2)O(3) catalyst had excellent catalytic activity in treating azo dyes. Almost 99% of color and 70% of TOC were removed in 2h. The high removal extent of color and TOC indicated that the CWAO obtained perfect decomposition for pollutants. The degradation pathway of azo dyes was analyzed by UV-Vis, FTIR and MS. According to the examined results, the hydroxyl ((·)OH) radicals induced strong oxidizing effects in the target solution and destroyed the chromophoric groups of azo-benzene conjugated of the molecular structure. Considering characteristics of the dye structure, the azo bond (-N=N-) would first be attacked by the hydroxyl radical and other free radicals. With the continuous oxidization and the long reaction time at high temperature, these intermediates could be oxidized to the final oxidation products, such as water and carbon dioxide. PMID:22795071

  18. AL:PE - Acidification of Mountain Lakes: Palaeolimnology and Ecology. Part 2 - Remote Mountain Lakes as Indicators of Air Pollution and Climate Change

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    Wathne, Bente M.; Patrick, Simon; Cameron, Nigel [eds.

    1997-07-01

    AL:PE is a multi-disciplinary and multi-national project coordinated by research groups in London and Oslo. It is funded by the European Commission, The project is described in this report. The project is the first comprehensive study of remote mountain lakes on a European scale. It is concerned with ecosystems in the arctic and alpine regions of Europe that are threatened by acid deposition, toxic air pollutants and climatic change despite their remoteness. The studies are important not only for ecosystems of the lakes, for which they were designed, but for the arctic and alpine regions in general, since the lakes with their sediment records act as environmental sensors. The AL:PE results illustrate two overarching issues: (1) the importance of these remote and sensitive ecosystems as sensors of long-range transported pollutants and as providers of early warning signals for more widespread environmental change; and (2) the importance and urgency of understanding the present and future impact of pollutants, both singly and in combination, on aquatic ecosystems. Currently, acid deposition is considered the most potent threat. In the context of global warming, however, it is a formidable scientific challenge to disentangle the interactions between the effects of changing deposition patterns of acids, nutrients, trace metals and trace organics. The AL:PE programme has begun to address this challenge and its successor EU project, MOLAR, is designed to tackle the issues more more specifically by focusing on in-depth studies of key sites. 97 refs., 192 figs., 100 tabs.

  19. FACTORES DE ÉXITO DEL PROCESO DE PUESTA EN MARCHA DE LA EMPRESA: VALORES CULTURALES, REDES SOCIALES Y AYUDAS PÚBLICAS

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    Valencia de Lara. P.; García Villaverde, P.M.

    2009-01-01

    En este trabajo analizamos el efecto de los valores culturales, las redes sociales y los programas de apoyo de organismos públicos en la puesta en marcha de proyectos empresariales. Los resultados muestran que los individuos con valores culturales de seguridad y universalismo –mixtostienden a finalizar con éxito la creación de su empresa. Por el contrario, determinados valores colectivistas, como la benevolencia, la conformidad o la tradición, inciden negativamente en el nacimiento de la empr...

  20. Proyecto de diseño, ejecución y puesta en marcha de una explotación de cebo en Los Rábanos (Soria)

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    Duce Plaza, José María

    2013-01-01

    TRABAJO RECOMENDADO POR EL CENTRO El proyecto consiste en el diseño de una explotación de cerdos de cebo en el municipio soriano de Los Rábanos y su evaluación económica, para una posterior ejecución y puesta en marcha. Después de comprobar que la parcela donde se pretende ubicar la explotación, cumple todos los requisitos legales, tanto urbanísticos como ambientales, y dispone de agua y luz eléctrica, se proyecta la construcción de una nave cebadero de lechones modular, de ...

  1. Puesta a punto y optimización de técnicas para la cuantificación de biodiesel producido a partir de aceites comestibles usados

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    Francisco, Nahuel; Matkovic, Silvana R.

    2015-01-01

    En los últimos años, el biodiesel ha ganado considerable atención debido a la creciente preocupación por los problemas ambientales asociados con el uso de combustibles fósiles. Los estudios e investigación que se presentan en este trabajo comienzan con la puesta a punto y optimización de técnicas volumétricas para la cuantificación de glicerol. El método está destinado a cuantificar glicerol libre y total a fin de determinar el rendimiento en la producción de biodiesel. Adicionalmente, se pro...

  2. Efecto de la estirpe y del tratamiento de muda en la interrupción de la puesta y la recuperación productiva posterior

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    Callejo Ramos, Antonio; Nicodemus Martin, Nuria; Lainez Castro, Kristel Sofía; Buxade Carbo, Carlos

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    La inducción de la muda en gallinas ponedoras, mediante la supresión total del alimento sólido, está prohibida en la UE. Por ello, es necesario estudiar sistemas alternativos que, logrando los mismos efectos, no causen en el ave una sensación de hambre que perjudique significativamente su bienestar. El objetivo es conseguir que la gallina experimente una adecuada pérdida de peso vivo para que la puesta cese rápidamente, su tracto reproductor se "rejuvenezca", restableciéndose l...

  3. Cuando la alegría entra al centro de salud: una experiencia de promoción de salud en Buenos Aires, Argentína

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    Full Text Available Como parte de una investigación posdoctoral, el presente trabajo describe y analiza una experiencia de promoción y educación para la salud integral desarrollada por un Centro de Salud y Acción Comunitaria en una zona marginal urbana del sur de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Se trata de un estudio exploratorio-descriptivo que utiliza técnicas cualitativas para el trabajo de campo y análisis del material. En articulación con las dimensiones de la APS integral, se describe y analiza un dispositivo vincular, centrado en la interdisciplina y la articulación intersectorial como elementos clave de la organización de los cuidados en salud, con la inclusión de la dimensión intercultural y la participación comunitaria. Se incorporan actividades de promoción de salud integral centradas en el arte, creatividad y juego, constituyéndose en una experiencia resistencial al modelo biomédico de atención, con fuerte impacto subjetivo en los profesionales y la comunidad participante.

  4. High-k Al2O3 MOS structures with Si interface control layer formed on air-exposed GaAs and InGaAs wafers

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    This paper attempts to realize unpinned high-k insulator-semiconductor interfaces on air-exposed GaAs and In0.53Ga0.47As by using the Si interface control layer (Si ICL). Al2O3 was deposited by ex situ atomic layer deposition (ALD) as the high-k insulator. By applying an optimal chemical treatment using HF acid combined with subsequent thermal cleaning below 500 deg. C in UHV, interface bonding configurations similar to those by in situ UHV process were achieved both for GaAs and InGaAs after MBE growth of the Si ICL with no trace of residual native oxide components. As compared with the MIS structures without Si ICL, insertion of Si ICL improved the electrical interface quality, a great deal both for GaAs and InGaAs, reducing frequency dispersion of capacitance, hysteresis effects and interface state density (Dit). A minimum value of Dit of 2 x 1011 eV-1 cm-2 was achieved both for GaAs and InGaAs. However, the range of bias-induced surface potential excursion within the band gap was different, making formation of electron layer by surface inversion possible in InGaAs, but not possible in GaAs. The difference was explained by the disorder induced gap state (DIGS) model.

  5. Puesta en marcha del nuevo cromatógrafo AC Reformulyzer M4 para la determinación de familias de hidrocarburos, oxigenados y benceno en gasolinas y naftas en refinería

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    Mendizabal Lopategui, Nerea

    2016-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio es la puesta en marcha del cromatógrafo Analytical Control -Reformulyzer M4, destinado a la determinación de la composición de hidrocarburos, oxigenados y benceno en gasolinas y naftas de la refinería. Además, se trata de comprender la importancia del equipo en el marco industrial.

  6. Diseño y puesta en marcha de una célula de fabricación flexible robotizada (II)

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    Olmo Acebes, Daniel del

    2009-01-01

    Este Proyecto Fin de Carrera se basa en el diseño y puesta en marcha de una célula de fabricación flexible robotizada, que realice distintos procesos de ensamblaje y mecanizado del sector de la construcción. Dicha célula, es una reproducción de una factoría móvil llamada Mobile Factory, incluida dentro de uno de los proyectos de colaboración europeos del Sexto Programa Marco de la Comisión Europea (6FP) llamado ManuBuild, el cual se explica detalladamente más adelante. La idea principal y a s...

  7. Diseño y puesta en marcha de una célula de fabricación flexible robotizada (I)

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    Álvarez Paramio, José

    2009-01-01

    Este Proyecto Fin de Carrera se basa en el diseño y puesta en marcha de una célula de fabricación flexible robotizada, que realice distintos procesos de ensamblaje y mecanizado del sector de la construcción. Dicha célula, es una reproducción de una factoría móvil llamada Mobile Factory, incluida dentro de uno de los proyectos de colaboración europeos del Sexto Programa Marco de la Comisión Europea (6FP) llamado ManuBuild, el cual se explica detalladamente más adelante. La idea principal y obj...

  8. Plan de empresa para la creación y puesta en marcha de una empresa de videojuegos: "Nanogames S.L".

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    CORTINA SANZ, NÚRIA

    2012-01-01

    El proyecto que se desarrolla a continuación trata de un Plan de Empresa para la puesta en marcha de un negocio dedicado a la producción de videojuegos online., que se ha situado en el polígono industrial L'Oliveral de Riba-Roja del Turia. Dicha sociedad posee dos líneas de negocio. La primera está dedicada a la producción de juegos para las redes sociales y la segunda está dedicada a los juegos para portales (páginas web). La idea de crear una empresa de estas características se basa en la g...

  9. Los "Oráculos de Histaspes": puesta al día y análisis en el marco de la literatura apocalíptica

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    Pérez Galicia, Guillermo

    2009-01-01

    Los Oráculos de Histaspes fueron muy mencionados durante la Antigüedad Tardía, especialmente en el ámbito de las controversias religiosas. Sin embargo, no se nos ha conservado ninguna obra así titulada; por ello, son diversas las cuestiones que han suscitado encontradas discusiones en tomo a ella. Este artículo analiza los argumentos de las distintas posturas y los examina cuidadosamente tomando como base las fuentes iranias y no iranias de la literatura apocalíptica conservada. Si bien es ci...

  10. Osteonecrosis de los maxilares por bisfosfonatos: Actualización y puesta al día Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws: An update

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    F. Cardona

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Los bisfosfonatos son unos fármacos ampliamente utilizados principalmente para la osteoporosis y también en oncología. Un efecto secundario o complicación de los mismos, desconocida hasta el año 2003, es la osteonecrosis de los maxilares. Se revisan, en este trabajo, las características químicas de los distintos bisfosfonatos, su posible mecanismo de acción, la potencia relativa, los productos comerciales existentes en el mercado farmacéutico español y sus indicaciones; igualmente se repasa la osteonecrosis de los maxilares en sus comienzos, su concepto, sus estadios clínicos, la razón por la que esta patología aparece en los maxilares, sus factores de riesgo, su incidencia, la actitud a tomar por los dentistas con los pacientes que toman bisfosfonatos, el tratamiento y la posible predicción de la osteonecrosis.Bisphosphonates are widely used drugs, primarily for osteoporosis and also in oncology. A drug-induced side effect or complication, which only recently came to light in 2003, is osteonecrosis of the jaw. This study reviews the chemical characteristics of the various bisphosphonates, their possible mechanism of action, relative potency, the commercial products available on the spanish pharmaceutical market and the indications for bisphosphonate treatment. The study also considers osteonecrosis of the jaw with regard to its onset, concept, clinical stages, why this pathology affects the jaws, its risk factors, incidence, the attitude to be adopted by dentists with patients taking bisphosphonates, a quick review of the treatment and the possible prediction of osteonecrosis.

  11. Cuidados de enfermería en las úlceras del pie diabético. Reunión y puesta al día

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    Rincón Martín, Marina

    2016-01-01

    Entre las numerosas repercusiones de la diabetes mellitus a nivel sistémico, se pueden señalar la neuropatía, la angiopatía periférica y el aumento de la susceptibilidad para sufrir infecciones como las principales causas de la aparición de úlceras del denominado “pie diabético”, cuya incidencia en estos pacientes se estima alrededor del 15%. Debido a la magnitud de este problema, a su relación con un mayor riesgo para sufrir amputaciones, y a que en los últimos años ha aumentado el número...

  12. Evaluación del programa de educación ambiental formal “aula al aire libre”, Reserva Los Coyotes

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    Hernández Chaves, María Gabriela

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: El presente artículo muestra la evaluación realizada al programa “Aula al Aire Libre” de la Reserva Los Coyotes (Mata de Plátano, Goicoechea, en San José, Costa Rica, con el fin de presentarlo como una metodología innovadora y efectiva para la educación formal. Durante el 2010, se evaluó el nivel de conocimiento de los estudiantes participantes (n= 1085 antes y después del trabajo de campo utilizando pruebas cortas. El análisis de los resultados indicó que el momento de la prueba (antes/después tiene un efecto significativo en la nota obtenida; es decir, como consecuencia de su trabajo en Los Coyotes la cantidad de respuestas correctas aumentó de manera significativa. Para comparar la eficiencia de esta metodología con la del sistema tradicional de enseñanza, las evaluaciones post-visita fueron también administradas a un grupo control (n=498. Los resultados revelaron que los estudiantes participantes tienen un mejor manejo de los temas en cuestión que los estudiantes del grupo control. Además se aplicaron encuestas a los estudiantes y docentes de las escuelas participantes; tanto docentes como estudiantes mostraron altos niveles de satisfacción y consideraron el programa como una herramienta eficiente en la enseñanza de los contenidos formales. La encuesta además permitió identificar las fortalezas y debilidades del programa, dando así al personal de Los Coyotes información importante para reformular y mejorar la práctica. Abstract: This paper presents the evaluation of the program "Outdoor Classroom" of Reserva Los Coyotes (Mata de Plátano, Goicoechea, in San José, Costa Rica, in order to evince it as an innovative and effective methodology for formal education. During 2010, the level of knowledge of participating students (n = 1085 was assessed before and after the field work, using quiz-like instruments. The analysis of the results indicated that the moment of testing (before / after has a significant

  13. Methodology for evaluating the grounding system in electrical substations; Metodologia para la evaluacion del sistema de puesta a tierra en subestaciones electricas

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    Torrelles Rivas, L.F [Universidad Nacional Experimental Politecnica: Antonio Jose de Sucre (UNEXPO), Guayana, Bolivar (Venezuela)]. E-mail: torrellesluis@gmail.com; Alvarez, P. [Petroleos de Venezuela S.A (PDVSA), Maturin, Monagas (Venezuela)]. E-mail: alvarezph@pdvsa.com

    2013-03-15

    The present work proposes a methodology for evaluating grounding systems in electrical substations from medium and high voltage, in order to diagnose the state of the elements of the grounding system and the corresponding electrical variables. The assessment methodology developed includes a visual inspection phase to the elements of the substation. Then, by performing measurements and data analysis, the electrical continuity between the components of the substation and the mesh ground is verified, the soil resistivity and resistance of the mesh. Also included in the methodology the calculation of the step and touch voltage of the substation, based on the criteria of the International IEEE standards. We study the case of the 115 kV Pirital Substation belonging to PDVSA Oriente Transmission Network. [Spanish] En el presente trabajo se plantea una metodologia para la evaluacion de sistemas de puesta a tierra en subestaciones electricas de media y alta tension, con la finalidad de diagnosticar el estado de los elementos que conforman dicho sistema y las variables electricas correspondientes. La metodologia de evaluacion desarrollada incluye una fase de inspeccion visual de los elementos que conforman la subestacion. Luego, mediante la ejecucion de mediciones y analisis de datos, se verifica la continuidad electrica entre los componentes de la subestacion y la malla de puesta a tierra, la resistividad del suelo y resistencia de la malla. Se incluye tambien en la metodologia el calculo de las tensiones de paso y de toque de la subestacion, segun lo fundamentado en los criterios de los estandares Internacionales IEEE. Se estudia el caso de la Subestacion Pirital 115 kV perteneciente a la Red de Transmision de PDVSA Oriente.

  14. Combustion Synthesis of Ti3SiC2 in Air from 3Ti/Si/2C/0.2Al Powder Mixtures

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    LIANG Bao-Yan,WANG Ming-Zhi,SUN Jin-Feng,HAN Xin,LI Xiao-Pu

    2009-01-01

    Ti3SiC2 based material was successfully synthesized by self combustion in air using mechanically activated 3Ti/Si/2C/0.2Al powders as starting materials. Phase composition and microstructure of the material were characterized by means of XRD and SEM, the composition of sample was determined through EDX. Mechanical alloying of 3Ti/Si/2C/0.2Al powder mixtures may refine the powder particles and produce the severe lattice distortion, which significantly improves the reaction activities of the po...

  15. Tipo de parideras y productividad de las cerdas y sus camadas en un sistema de producción porcina al aire libre Farrowing type facilities and sow and litter productivity in an outdoor pig production system

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    Echevarría, A.; J Parsi; J Trolliet; P Rinaudo

    2005-01-01

    Se compararon tres tipos de parideras y dos épocas de parto de las cerdas en un establecimiento porcino al aire libre. Los tipos de parideras fueron: FA: Parideras de frente abierto de mampostería; AR: Parideras de campo tipo arco; UNRC: Parideras de campo mejoradas, diseño U.N.R.C. Las variables registradas fueron: Lechones nacidos vivos (NLeNV); Lechones destetados (NLeD); Peso promedio (Kg) de los lechones al destete (PLeD); Lechones muertos nacimiento - destete (NLeMN-D); Porcentaje de mo...

  16. El Ejército del Aire en la estructura militar de la OTAN

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    Gómez Carretero, Fancisco José

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    La entrada de España en la estructura militar de la Alianza, la incorporación de nuevos miembros a ésta, los recientes acontecimientos del 11 de septiembre y la aplicación del Artículo V del Tratado en el conflicto de Afganistán, hacen que todo lo relacionado con esta Organización sea de plena actualidad.
    El artículo trata dicha Organización de forma general, para centrarse en las Fuerzas Aliadas en Europa Meridional (AFSOUTH, en especial en las Fuerzas Aéreas Aliadas del Sur (AIRSOUTH y sus relaciones con el Ejército del Aire. Se nos da una visión general de estas relaciones, profundizando en lo relativo al Centro Combinado de Operaciones Aéreas de Torrejón (CAOC 8, y en los ejercicios de Puestos de Mando (CPX o reales (LIVEX, en los que participa el Ejército del Aire.
    También trata sobre la puesta en práctica de los programas TACEVAL en los que estamos involucrados, así como en otros muchos temas, incluyendo incluso los docentes donde se constata el hecho de que en un futuro próximo muchas áreas de la enseñanza militar serán desarrolladas en colaboración con otros países de la Alianza.

  17. Indoor Air Quality in Primary Schools

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    Freitas, Maria do Carmo; Canha, Nuno; Martinho, Maria; Almeida-Silva, Marina; Almeida, Susana Marta; Pegas, Priscilla; Alves, Célia; Pio, Casimiro; Trancoso, Maria; Sousa, Rita; Mouro, Filomena; Contreiras, Teresa

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    Clean air is a basic requirement of life (World Health Organization, 2010). The Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has been the object of several studies due to an increasing concern within the scientific community on the effects of indoor air quality upon health, especially as people tend to spend more time indoors than outdoors (Franck et al., 2011; Canha et al., 2010; WHO, 2010; Environmental Protection Agency, 2010; Saliba et al., 2009; Fraga et al., 2008; Fromme et al., 2007; Guo et al., 2004; ...

  18. Orden de 28 de noviembre de 2001, por la que se acuerda la puesta en marcha y se fija el número de registros territoriales de la propiedad intelectual de la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia

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    Murcia (Comunidad Autónoma) Consejería de Turismo y Cultura

    2001-01-01

    Se acuerda la puesta en funcionamiento del Registro de la Propiedad Intelectual de la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia como Registro Territorial integrado en el Registro General de la Propiedad Intelectual.

  19. Cadenas agroalimentarias orgánicas en el sur de chile: tensiones que condicionan su puesta en valor

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    Sandra Ríos Núñez; Leonor Núñez Yáñez

    2016-01-01

    El modelo industrial de producción de alimentos ha incentivado la emergencia de cadenas agrarias alternativas. Estas suponen modelos de producción fuertemente vinculados al territorio y tienen la finalidad de transitar desde la producción industrial a la captura de valor por medio de sistemas de producción que garanticen la seguridad y soberanía alimentaria. Esta investigación analiza el funcionamiento de la agricultura orgánica en ...

  20. Investigation on preparation of CuO-SnO2-CeO2/γ-Al2O3 catalysts for catalytic wet air oxidation process and their catalytic activity for degradation of phenol

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    SUN Xiao-jun; ZHANG Mi-lin; WAN Jia-feng; XIA Zhi; LIU Xiao-hui; LIU hui

    2008-01-01

    Catalytic Wet Air Oxidation process is an efficient measure for treatment of wastewater with great strength which is not biodegradable. Heterocatalysts now become the key investigation subject of catalytic wet air oxidation process due to their good stability and easy separation. In the paper, CuO-SnOE-CeO2/γ-Al2O3 catalysts are prepared by impregnation method, with SnO2 as a doping component, CuO as an active component, CeO2 as a structure stabilizer, γ-Al2O3 as a substrate. XPS test is carried out to investigate the effect of Sn on the chemical surrounding of Cu and O element on the catalyst surface and their catalytic activity. It is shown that the right do-ping of Sn can increase Cu+ content on the catalyst surface, as a result the quantity of adsorption oxygen is also increased. It is found that Cu + content on the catalyst surface is one of the primary factors that determin catalytic activity of catalyst through analyzing the catalytic wet air oxidation process of phenol.

  1. Selección, implantación y puesta en marcha de sensores de calidad de cultivo

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    Calvo Díaz, Irene

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    Este proyecto se ubica en la cooperativa vitivinícola de Nuestra Señora de la Paz, Villarta de San Juan (Ciudad Real), y la extensión de la transformación es 48,4 ha, incluyendo cepas de la variedad Airén y de la variedad Cencibel. La finalidad del proyecto es ejecutar un plan de actuación basado en la oferta de diferentes tipos de servicios relacionados con la sensórica a dicha cooperativa, con el fin de reducir los costes de los insumos, mejorar la productividad y reducir la presión hidrólo...

  2. Experiencias de la instauración de normas relativas al contenido de plomo en aire y el agua, en los Estados Unidos de América Establishing lead in air and water standards in the United States of America

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    J Michael Davis

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En los Estados Unidos de América se ha logrado una disminución de la exposición a plomo de la población en general, gracias al establecimiento de diversas normas. En este artículo se destaca parte de los conocimientos adquiridos a través de la experiencia obtenida en este país en materia de plomo, en particular respecto al aire y al agua. Uno de los aspectos fundamentales es la posibilidad de contar con una base científica sólidamente establecida y claramente entendida, a partir de la cual se tomarán las medidas correspondientes. Los efectos secundarios de ciertas normas concernientes al aire ponen de manifiesto de qué manera los esfuerzos orientados a solucionar un problema pueden aportar beneficios en otras áreas, si bien pueden surgir consecuencias no deseadas, debido a la falta de previsión y de evaluación. Asimismo, en este documento se discuten las diferencias entre los enfoques centralizados y los descentralizados para el manejo de la exposición a plomo.Lead regulations and standards have resulted in a lower exposure to lead in the general population of the United States of America. This paper highlights some of the know-how developed through lead-containing experiences, particularly regarding lead content in air and water. The availability of a solid and clear scientific knowledge is central to the success of these policies. Collateral effects of some air-related standards show the extent to which problem-oriented efforts may be beneficial in other areas, inasmuch as they may have untoward consequences if careful planning and evaluation are not considered. Finally, this paper presents a discussion of the differences between centralized and decentralized approaches to lead exposure control.

  3. Creación y puesta en marcha de una empresa de servicios profesionales de ingeniería industrial

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    Veiga Gutiérrez, Luis

    2007-01-01

    Con este trabajo se pretende definir porqué y cómo se constituiría y se pondría en marcha una empresa dedicada a la prestación de servicios técnicos y profesionales relacionados con las posibilidades de la titulación de ingeniería industrial. La gama de servicios a prestar puede ser muy amplia (al igual que la gama de especialidades de la carrera), abarcando desde estudios de reforma de vehículos hasta proyectos de edificación, pasando por proyectos de legalización de actividad...

  4. Characterisation of C–F Polymer Film Formation on the Air-Bearing Surface Etched Sidewall of Fluorine-Based Plasma Interacting with AL2O3–TiC Substrate

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    Alonggot Limcharoen

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    Full Text Available C–F polymer redeposition is generated on the etched sidewall of the patterned air-bearing surface (ABS. This C–F polymer is a by-product from fluorine-based plasma using a Surface Technology Systems multiplex-pro air-bearing etch (ABE. The morphology of the re-deposition and the composite element was observed by a scanning electron microscope (SEM. The chemical bonding results were characterised via X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, attenuated total reflected infrared spectroscopy and visible Raman spectroscopy. The purpose of this work is to demonstrate a modification of AlF3 re-deposition to C–F polymer re-deposition, which is easily stripped out by an isopropyl alcohol-based solution. The benefit of this research is the removal of the re-deposition in the resist strip process without additional cleaning process steps.

  5. Educación para el desarrollo humano, educación como ayuda al crecimiento

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    Naval, C. (Concepción); Orduna, G. (Gabriela)

    2001-01-01

    El fenómeno social de la pobreza, es una de las mayores preocupaciones de las políticas de desarrollo a escala mundial, y es también uno de los más dificiles de solucionar. A pesar de los logros conseguidos hasta el momento, no se ha podido romper su presencia cíclica en todos los países del planeta. Con la mirada esperanzada puesta en el futuro, se propone en este trabajo titulado “Educación para el desarrollo humano, educación como ayuda al crecimiento”, una tesis sencilla...

  6. Interacción de atributos al priorizar requisitos a través de objetivos

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    Hadad, Graciela Dora Susana; Doorn, Jorge Horacio; Litvak, Claudia S.; Imparato, Carlos

    2015-01-01

    Una actividad que ejerce una fuerte influencia en la gestión de proyectos de software es establecer el orden de implementar los requisitos del software. Este ordenamiento determina la necesidad de recursos humanos y tecnológicos a lo largo del tiempo, el modo de puesta en operación parcial del software y su mantenimiento, entre otras actividades. Es uno de los motores de la evolución de los requisitos implementados y a implementar debido a realimentaciones de los usuarios al comenzar a utiliz...

  7. Reflexiones en torno al enfoque SIAL: Evolución y avances desde la Agroindustria Rural (AIR) hasta los sistemas Agroalimentarios Localizados (SIAL)

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    Boucher, Francois; Pomeon, T.

    2010-01-01

    En el contexto de liberalización comercial y de las crisis actuales, la Agroindustria Rural (AIR) se enfrenta a nuevos desafíos relacionados con la emergencia de inusitadas exigencias de los consumidores, cambios rápidos en los circuitos de distribución y una mayor competencia con los productos importados. Este entorno resulta difícil si a ello se agrega la permanencia de la pobreza en las zonas rurales. La respuesta podría venir de las relaciones que hay entre la AIR y el territorio, las cua...

  8. Una aproximación al sistema educativo primario Argentino durante el Peronismo. El caso de la provincia de Buenos Aires

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    Eva Mara Petiti

    2005-01-01

    La propuesta de este artículo es investigar la educación primaria durante el peronismo en la provincial de Buenos Aires. Nos centramos en las construcciones escolares, el Ministerio de educación, la ley de Estatuto del Docente y la ley de Educación.This article proposes investigating primary education during the Peron government in the province of Buenos Aires. We focus on the construction of schools, the Ministry of Education, the Teacher's Statute Act and the Education Act.

  9. Seguimiento de la evolución de los niveles de salinidad y nitratos en el acuífero superficial de Zafarraya y en fincas de hortícolas al aire libre

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    Alonso López, F.; Contreras París, J.I.; Cánovas Fernández, G.; González Vizcaino, A.

    2016-01-01

    La horticultura al aire libre del Llano de Zafarraya es el motor económico de la comarca. El riego de este sector se sustenta en el sistema acuífero del Polje de Zafarraya y Sierra Gorda. En estos acuíferos, como consecuencia de la explotación agrícola de la zona, se viene produciendo desde hace décadas sobreexplotación del recurso, con la consiguiente salinización y nitrificación. Los objetivos de este trabajo han sido estudiar los niveles de salinidad y nitratos de las aguas ...

  10. Una mirada al tránsito de la comuna 3 de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires : Diagnóstico y producción del Plan Integral para Peatones Solidarios y Conductores Responsables

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    Contartessi, Mariana; Forniciti, Florencia; Gonzalo, Diego; Pinto, Marcela

    2008-01-01

    A partir del análisis de la situación del tránsito en la Comuna 3 de la Capital Federal, el trabajo concluye con las propuestas para la elaboración y posterior presentación al Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires del Plan de Desarrollo Comunal de Seguridad Vial para Peatones Solidarios y Conductores Responsables. En la primera parte, los dos primeros capítulos desarrollan los paquetes conceptuales a través de los cuales se analizó la temática y culminan con el trabajo de campo sobre...

  11. Arte rupestre paleolítico y postpaleolítico al aire libre en los Montes de Toledo occidentales (Toledo, Castilla - La Mancha, España: noticia preliminar

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    Jesús F. JORDÁ PARDO

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Se dan a conocer en este trabajo los grabados y pinturas rupestres localizados recientemente en el extremo occidental de los Montes de Toledo (comarca toledana de La Jara en la vertiente meridional de la Cuenca del Tajo. Una primera zona, situada en el valle del río Huso, se desarrolla al aire libre sobre afloramientos de pizarras y en ella se localizan al menos dos conjuntos rupestres: uno caracterizado por grabados de trazo fino atribuidos al Paleolítico Superior y otro realizado mediante diversas técnicas de grabado con una cronología muy amplia desde la Prehistoria reciente hasta épocas históricas. La segunda zona corresponde al valle del río Gévalo y por el momento corresponde a un único gran abrigo desarrollado en cuarcitas en cuyas paredes aparecen pinturas rojas atribuibles a la Prehistoria reciente sobre las que se superponen grabados de trazo fino y repiqueteado con elementos claramente prehistóricos y otros con un marcado carácter histórico.ABSTRACT: This paper deals with rock art findings recently located on the Western edge of Toledo Mountains at the Southern slope of Tagus Basin. The first finding área, placed in the valley of the Huso River, is an open air rock art site on shale outcrop where two main groups of patterns may be seen: fine - line engravings from Upper Palaeolithic times as well as several motifs using various engraving techniques rahging a wider time span from later prehistoric ages to historical times. The second área lies in the valley of the Gévalo River and is a large quartzite rock shelter containing on his walls red paintings dated on Postpalaeolithic times that placed under engravings made using fine-line and beating techbiques both from prehistórica! and historical ages.

  12. Cadenas agroalimentarias orgánicas en el sur de chile: tensiones que condicionan su puesta en valor

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    Sandra Ríos Núñez

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    Full Text Available El modelo industrial de producción de alimentos ha incentivado la emergencia de cadenas agrarias alternativas. Estas suponen modelos de producción fuertemente vinculados al territorio y tienen la finalidad de transitar desde la producción industrial a la captura de valor por medio de sistemas de producción que garanticen la seguridad y soberanía alimentaria. Esta investigación analiza el funcionamiento de la agricultura orgánica en Chile, en tanto producción agraria no convencional, con la finalidad de perfilar su desarrollo como una estrategia de captura de valor y producción de alimentos saludables especialmente para pequeños pro- ductores agrarios. Se busca visibilizar modelos de producción que reconectan el flujo de producción-circulación-consumo a través de un mecanismo de gobernanza que posibilite la captura de valor en el territorio.

  13. Causas de fallo en la implantación del TPM y modelo de puesta en marcha integrador

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    Rafael Mateo Martínez

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Las empresas modernas precisan ser competitivas para sobrevivir en el mercado, por este motivo muchas compañías se plantean estrategias como el TPM (Total Productive Maintenance para la obtención de mejoras tangibles e intangibles en la organización que les ayuden a afrontar las dificultades del negocio. La gran mayoría de las organizaciones no son capaces de acometer con éxito la implantación del TPM, por no considerar las causas de fallo que se pueden presentar durante las diferentes etapas de desarrollo del modelo de implantación. El presente trabajo de investigación define, mediante un análisis de las publicaciones y estudios de caso existentes, un modelo genérico de implantación del TPM, y recopila las barreras, facilitadores y causas más comunes de fallo que se deben de tener en cuenta en cada etapa de su desarrollo y que pueden afectar al éxito de la implementación

  14. ¿De dónde vienen? Aprovisionamiento de rocas sedimentarias silíceas en el yacimiento magdaleniense al aire libre de Montlleó (Prats i Sansor, Lleida

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    Sánchez de la Torre, Marta

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Results obtained after the archaeopetrological analyses of lithic tools from the open-air site of Montlleó (Prats i Sansor, Lleida are presented below. Macroscopic, microscopic and geochemical observation permitted recognitionof the textural, petrographic, micropaleontological, as well as mineralogical composition of the exploited cherts. Results confirm that Montlleó was placed at a crossroad area used repeatedly at the end of the Upper Palaeolithic. These results show that geographical barriers did not impede human mobility between both Pyrenean slopes.En este artículo se presentan los resultados obtenidos tras la caracterización arqueopetrológica de los materiales líticos del yacimiento al aire libre de Montlleó (Prats i Sansor, Lleida. El estudio desarrolla una observación macroscópica, microscópica y geoquímica para conocer las características texturales, petrográficas y micropaleontológicas, así como la composición mineralógica de los tipos de sílex explotados. Los resultados de este trabajo confirman que el yacimiento de Montlleó fue una encrucijada de caminos transitados reiteradamente al fin del Paleolítico superior, evidenciando la inexistencia de barreras geográficas que imposibilitaran la movilidad entre ambas vertientes del área pirenaica centro-oriental.

  15. A review of experiences with AL-6XN{sup R} and Zeron{sup R} 100 in air pollution control equipment

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    Wachowiak, D.M.; Wilson, J.D. [Rolled Alloys, Temperance, MI (United States)

    2009-07-01

    This paper discussed the use of a super austenitic alloy (AL-6XN) and a super duplex stainless steel ZERON 100 alloy in flue gas desulphurization (FGD) and wet electrostatic precipitator (WESP) applications. The corrosion-resistant alloys were subjected to corrosion tests in multiple corrosive environments at high temperatures. Corrosion test data for both alloys were presented. Case studies of the alloys in mining, power station, slurry piping and various FGD plant applications were also outlined. The study showed that ZERON 100 has twice the yield strength of many other stainless steels and austenitic alloys. The high strength of the AL-6XN allows for reductions in the tank and processing equipment thickness. It was concluded that the alloys can be used in the high chloride, sulfuric acid-containing environments of many pollution control systems. 7 tabs., 10 figs.

  16. Los nuevos desafíos de la puesta en práctica de las políticas de saneamiento ambiental

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    Chamizo Garcia, Horacio Alejandro

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados más importantes de una revisión bibliográfica sobre el tema de análisis de la gestión de políticas de saneamiento ambiental en asentamientos humanos. La revisión se propuso identificar factores determinantes de la gestión en estudios realizados en diversos países y particularmente en América Latina, tomando como referencia el neoinstitucionalismo y sus vertientes teóricas histórica, sociológica, normativa y de elección racional racional. Como principales resultados se identifica el papel que tiene la resistencia por parte de actores estratégicos frente a las nuevas ideas así como la influencia de los paradigmas dominantes y su socialización. Se constata también la influencia que tiene el marco normativo formal y particularmente el diseño de los espacios de interacción intersectorial en el abordaje del saneamiento ambiental desde una perspectiva compleja. Así mismo, se evidencia el papel de las relaciones de agencia en condiciones de cuasimercados y su influencia en la conformación de redes de actores. Los hallazgos explican integradamente los principales factores que influyen durante la puesta práctica políticas públicas de gran relevancia para la salud de la población y la reducción de inequidades sociales.

  17. Perfiles verticales de ozono y del coeficiente de extinción: contribución al diagnóstico de la calidad del aire en Segovia

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    Debido a sus efectos adversos el ozono es uno de los contaminantes atmosféricos prioritarios a escala planetaria. El ozono es un destacado objetivo de investigación dentro de la ciencia de la atmósfera en el momento actual. Una valoración de los niveles de ozono en la ciudad de Segovia transferidos por la Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación del Territorio de la Junta de Castilla y León revela una calidad del aire por ozono aceptable acorde con el tamaño de la ciudad y la densidad de...

  18. „Un caractère qui a l'air si impossible“: Innerer Konflikt als Rollendialektik in Le Rouge et le Noir

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    Hanna Klimpe

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Le Rouge et le Noir traite de l'ascension sociale du prolétaire Julien Sorel sous la Restauration. Julien est séminariste et méprise de fait les valeurs de la Restauration. En secret, il rêve de mener une existence héroïque sur le modèle de Napoléon. Le rôle idéal de Napoléon et le rôle social de prêtre sont conçus comme contraires, mais peuvent, néanmoins, difficilement être séparés dans les actions concrètes de Julien. La présente étude porte sur la dialectique entre l'idéal de Napoléon et la réalité de prêtre, et s'inscrit tant dans les sciences littéraires que dans la théorie des rôles sociaux, avec le but d'intégrer la perspective de la sociologie ainsi que celle de l'anthropologie.In Le Rouge et le Noir erzählt Stendhal den sozialen Aufstieg des Kleinbürgersohns Julien Sorel in der Restaurationsgesellschaft. Julien ist ein Priesterschüler, der die Restaurationsgesellschaft und ihre Werte verachtet und heimlich eine napoleonische Heldenexistenz ersehnt. „Napoleon“ und „Priester“ werden in der literaturwissenschaftlichen Rezeption des Werkes dabei immer wieder als Rollen interpretiert. Diese beiden Rollen sind zwar konträr konzipiert, in Juliens Handlungen aber kaum voneinander zu trennen. Die Dialektik von Napoleon-Ideal und Priester-Realität wird hier mit Hilfe literaturwissenschaftlicher Rezeptionsansätze, sowie unter den soziologischen und  anthropologischen Perspektiven der Rollentheorie untersucht.

  19. Farklı Çalışma Ortamlarında Oluşabilecek Hava Kirliliğinin Çalışanların Sağlığı Üzerindeki Etkileri / The Effects of Air Pollution on Workers’ Health In Different Work Places

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    Simge Taner

    2012-12-01

    ıyla ilgili alınabilecek tedbirler açıklanmaya çalışılmıştır. The Effects of Air Pollution on Workers’ Health In Different Work Places Air quality in industrial and non-industrial work places (such as school, office, photocopy center, restaurant is very significant not only for workers’ comfort, but also for their health. Generally, parameters such as temperature, moisture, air exchange rate, sulphur dioxide (SO2, carbon dioxide (CO2, suspended particulate matter (PM, hydrogen sulphide (H2S, volatile organic compounds (VOC, nitrogen oxides (NOx, carbon monoxide (CO, ozone (O3, radon, hydrogen fluoride (HF, formaldehyde (HCHO and microbial control are analyzed for indoor air quality assessment. With the help of these analyses some important foresights could be made for workers’ health. Lots of pollutant can be defined in production areas, especially metal processing and iron steel industry compared to other working places. In our country, not only production sector but also mining operations have lots of health risks for human and environment. Although occupational diseases have notable risks for employees working in mines, there are not adequate analyses. In this study, parameters which have adverse effects on indoor air quality in mining and metal sectors are investigated and some measures suggested to protect for employees’ health working in these sectors.

  20. Luces y sombras en la puesta en marcha de los nuevos grados: reflexiones desde algunas experiencias docentes en el Grado de Publicidad y Relaciones Públicas de la Universidad de Alicante

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    Feliu Albaladejo, Ángeles; Iglesias-García, Mar; Martín Llaguno, Marta; González-Díaz, Cristina; López Deltell, José Vicente

    2011-01-01

    Desde hace varios años, los docentes universitarios hemos estado trabajando en la adaptación de los planteamientos metodológicos y teóricos de los procesos de enseñanza-aprendizaje universitario a los nuevos títulos de grado que, dentro del nuevo Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior, han iniciado su andadura en la Universidad de Alicante este curso 2010/2011. La puesta en marcha de los nuevos grados no está siendo fácil en la práctica. En el presente trabajo tratamos de analizar y reflexiona...

  1. Elaboración de un Plan de Empresa para la puesta en marcha y posterior desarrollo de una empresa de radiodifusión en la comarca de L'Horta

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    GALLENT PÉREZ, JOSÉ MANUEL

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    Elaborar un plan de empresa para presentarlo a inversores y socios para la puesta en marcha y posterior desarrollo de una empresa de medios a través de radio, ofreciendo el servicio de radio fórmula (música comercial) para las localidades de la comarca de L'Horta. Queremos ofrecer un servicio de entretenimiento a través de radio, orientándonos a un tipo de oyente con un perfil de edad joven y a los que les guste la música comercial que más suene en cada momento, principalmente del tipo po...

  2. Resistencia al desgaste abrasivo de recubrimientos producidos por proyección térmica para aplicaciones navales

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    Gutiérrez Quintero, Wilder

    2015-01-01

    El presente trabajo estudia la resistencia al desgaste abrasivo de dos tipos de recubrimientos a base níquel. El primero, Metaceram 23075 con agregados cerámicos de carburo de tungsteno y cobalto WC/Co y el segundo, Nitec 10224 con adiciones de hierro, boro y silicio; aplicados sobre los sustratos de fundición gris y bronce fosforado, mediante la técnica de proyección térmica a la llama. En la primera etapa se muestra la construcción y puesta a punto del equipo para ensayos de desgaste abrasi...

  3. ALS Association

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    ... toward a world without ALS! Walk to Defeat ALS® Walk to Defeat ALS® draws people of all ... We need your help. I Will Advocate National ALS Registry The National ALS Registry is a congressionally ...

  4. Crater geometry characterization of Al targets irradiated by single pulse and pulse trains of Nd:YAG laser in ambient air and water

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    High intensities laser pulses are capable to generate a crater when irradiating metal targets. In such condition, after each irradiation significant ablation occurs on the target surface and as a result a crater is formed. The crater characterization is very important specifically for some applications such as micromachining. In this paper, the crater formation in metal targets was studied experimentally. The planar aluminum 5052 targets were irradiated by frequency doubled (532 nm), Q-switched Nd:YAG (∼6 ns) laser beam in ambient air and distilled water. A crater was produced after each irradiation and it was characterized by an optical microscope. Different laser intensities as well as pulse trains were applied for crater formation. The effects of laser characteristics in crater geometry were examined. The depth of the craters was measured by optical microscope and the diameter (width) was characterized by processing of the crater image. The results were explained in terms of ablation threshold and plasma shielding. The results show that the crater geometry extremely depends on the laser pulse intensity, the number of laser pulses, and ambient.

  5. Cambios de uso del suelo e impactos sobre el agua subterránea en un barrio al Sur de Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Corina Iris Rodriguez

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo se basa en el análisis los cambios de uso del suelo en el período 2003-2011 en un barrio de 79,62 ha ubicado al S interserrano de la ciudad de Tandil, y su vinculación con la calidad y disponibilidad de agua subterránea. El mapeo de imágenes satelitales y su contrastación en campo evidenciaron los cambios ocurridos en los usos del suelo del área de estudio, pasando de lotes sin uso definido y de cultivos a un incremento de aprovechamientos residenciales y turístico-comerciales principalmente. Sin embargo, como el sector no es abastecido por servicios de agua de red y sistema cloacal, se utilizan perforaciones particulares para la extracción de agua del acuífero libre, para consumo humano y uso recreativo, y se depositan los efluentes domiciliarios en pozos absorbentes. Los habitantes informaron sobre distintas problemáticas relacionadas al uso del agua tales como secado de pozos, necesidad de perforar a mayor profundidad, problemas de calidad del agua, escasez en época estival y para el llenado de piletas y colmatación de pozos ciegos en eventos de precipitaciones extremas. En 2011 se midieron los niveles freáticos y se tomaron muestras de agua para conocer la conductividad eléctrica (CE y el contenido de nitratos. La CE osciló entre 480 y 1400 µS/cm denotando contaminaciones puntuales en la zona con mayor número de viviendas. El mismo comportamiento tienen los nitratos, variando desde 6 a 85 mg/L, con un punto que supera 200 mg/L. Estas alteraciones están ocasionadas principalmente por la disposición in situ de los efluentes domiciliarios, que genera un ciclo semicerrado de disposición - transporte - extracción del agua. La falta de planificación territorial con visión ambiental, sumada a la ausencia de servicios sanitarios y la ocupación en cabeceras de cuenca, pone en peligro la calidad y disponibilidad de agua subterránea y en riesgo a la salud de quienes lo consumen.

  6. An Evaluation of Uncertainty Associated to Analytical Measurements of Selected Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds in Ambient Air; Estudio sobre las Incertidumbres Asociadas al Metodo de Determinacion de PAC's Seleccionados en Muestras de Aire Ambiente

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    Barrado, A. I.; Garcia, S.; Perez, R. M.

    2013-06-01

    This paper presents an evaluation of uncertainty associated to analytical measurement of eighteen polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) in ambient air by liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection (HPLC/FD). The study was focused on analyses of PM{sub 1}0, PM{sub 2}.5 and gas phase fractions. Main analytical uncertainty was estimated for eleven polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), four nitro polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (nitro-PAHs) and two hydroxy polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (OH-PAHs) based on the analytical determination, reference material analysis and extraction step. Main contributions reached 15-30% and came from extraction process of real ambient samples, being those for nitro- PAHs the highest (20-30%). Range and mean concentration of PAC mass concentrations measured in gas phase and PM{sub 1}0/PM{sub 2}.5 particle fractions during a full year are also presented. Concentrations of OH-PAHs were about 2-4 orders of magnitude lower than their parent PAHs and comparable to those sparsely reported in literature. (Author) 7 refs.

  7. Assembly of octadecyl phosphonic acid on the {alpha}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} (0 0 0 1) surface of air annealed alumina: Evidence for termination dependent adsorption

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    Liakos, Ioannis L. [European Commission-Joint Research Centre-IHCP, Physical and Chemical Exposure Unit, Via Fermi 1, 21020 Ispra (Italy)], E-mail: ioannis.liakos@jrc.it; McAlpine, Eoghan [Innoval Technology (formerly Alcan International), Beaumont Close, Banbury OX16 1TQ (United Kingdom); Chen Xinyong [Laboratory of Biophysics and Surface Analysis, School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD (United Kingdom); Newman, Roger [University of Toronto, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, 200 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E5 (Canada); Alexander, Morgan R. [Laboratory of Biophysics and Surface Analysis, School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD (United Kingdom)], E-mail: morgan.alexander@nottingham.ac.uk

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    Self-assembly of octadecyl phosphonic acid (ODPA) from solution to the (0 0 0 1) plane surface of single crystal alumina is studied using atomic force microscopy (AFM), wettability measurements, transmission infrared spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The crystals were annealed in air at 1300 deg. C to produce a surface with terraces of 0.2 nm height. This resulted in a surface comprising a mixture of terraces terminated by either oxygen or aluminium atoms. After exposure of this surface to a solution of ODPA, the XPS C1s core level reveals partial displacement of adventitious carbonaceous material by the ODPA. The phase contrast image from tapping mode AFM acquired during assembly reveals that the surface chemistries of terraces differ significantly, suggesting along with the topography images that ODPA molecules adsorbed preferentially to certain terraces. We suggest that the ODPA adsorbs preferentially to the aluminium terminated terraces that are hydroxylated in air. The adsorption to only Al-terminated terraces at the micron scale is consistent with the apparent low coverage of ODPA estimated using techniques sampling the surface on a millimetre scale including XPS and wettability measurements. This behaviour is compared to ODPA close-packed monolayer coverages formed on the amorphous oxide/hydroxide surface of aluminium metal.

  8. Seltzer_et_al_2016

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — This dataset supports the modeling study of Seltzer et al. (2016) published in Atmospheric Environment. In this study, techniques typically used for future air...

  9. para su puesta en marcha

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    Sergio Franco Maass

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Los sistemas de información geográfica (SIG tienen una gran aplicación en la gestión municipal; permiten cumplir con dos objetivos fundamentales: el registro de información territorial y el análisis de problemas territoriales específicos. Con el fin de determinar la viabilidad de este tipo de tecnologías en el ámbito municipal, se enfrentó el problema de la localización de instalaciones para la disposición final de residuos sólidos urbanos en el municipio de Toluca, Estado de México. Se identifican ciertos aspectos que limitan la práctica de los SIG: la diversidad entre los municipios, los problemas administrativos, las deficiencias de la información y la carencia de recursos humanos, técnicos y financieros.

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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, ...

  12. Investigations of power supply and propulsion for a lighter-than-air high altitude platform; Untersuchungen zu Energieversorgung und Antrieb einer Leichter-als-Luft-Hoehenplattform

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    Kotulla, Michael

    2008-06-20

    high altitude applications. With the given simulation model one possible solution for the drive and power generation system of a lighter-than-air high altitude platform has been worked out. (orig.)

  13. Cuerpo y narrativa: una aproximación etnográfica al proceso de atención del embarazo, parto y puerperio de mujeres viviendo con vih en la ciudad de Buenos Aires

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    Guadalupe García

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo es parte de una investigación más amplia, uno de cuyos objetivos es indagar el modo en que la experiencia en la atención médica y la utilización de procedimientos para evitar la trasmisión perinatal del VIH reconfiguran la experiencia de vivir con la enfermedad y los sentidos asignados a la maternidad y al VIH-SIDA por parte de las mujeres afectadas. En este artículo exploro el papel que el saber médico y las condiciones de la atención obstétrica juegan en la producción de sentidos y significaciones sobre el cuerpo en mujeres infectadas por el VIH. Al considerar el carácter específico del cuerpo -objeto y sujeto-, el abordaje etnográfico y el análisis de narrativas posibilitan traspasar los límites de un enfoque exclusivamente representacional. Así, analizo los relatos de cuatro mujeres infectadas por el VIH, recopiladas en el marco de una etnografía hospitalaria en un centro obstétrico del sur de la ciudad de Buenos Aires.This paper is part of a wider research aimed to study the way in which medical care and the use of procedures to prevent HIV perinatal transmission shapes the experience of living with this sickness and the meanings given to motherhood and HIV by women suffering from this condition. I explore the role played by medical knowledge and the conditions of medical attention in the production of meanings about the body in HIV infected women. Considering the specificity of human body - both subject and object-, the ethnographic approach and narrative analysis allow us to go beyond the limits of an exclusively representational point of view. Thus, I analyze the accounts of four women living with HIV framed in a hospital ethnography in a obstetrical centre in southern Buenos Aires city.

  14. El derecho al aborto en discusión: la intervención de grupos católicos en la comisión de salud de la legislatura de la ciudad de Buenos Aires The debate on abortion rights: the involvement of catholic groups in the health committee of the Buenos Aires legislature

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    Gabriela Irrazábal

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo da cuenta de la participación de grupos católicos especializados en bioética y "bioderecho" en los debates parlamentarios sobre aborto no punible en la Comisión de Salud de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires a fines de 2008. Teniendo en cuenta las múltiples transferencias e influencias entre los campos político y religioso en Argentina, se intentará abordar la estrategia política que ciertos actores del catolicismo utilizan para consolidar la hegemonía simbólica de la Iglesia Católica en la regulación de la vida de los individuos, especialmente de las mujeres y la utilización de estas estrategias como apuestas de estos grupos para mantener su lugar hegemónico al interior de la Iglesia Católica.This paper discusses the participation of Catholic groups, specialized in bioethics and biolaw, in parliamentary debates on non-punishable abortion, in the Health Committee of the City of Buenos Aires, in late 2008. Taking into account the multiple transfers and influences between the political and the religious spheres in Argentina, the article examines the political strategy that certain actors of Catholicism use to consolidate the symbolic hegemony of the Catholic Church by regulating the life of individuals, especially women; and the use of these strategies as a way to maintain their hegemonic position within the Catholic Church.

  15. Aportaciones a la transición del hiero I al hierro II en el centro de la cuenca del udero

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    Manuel GARCÍA ALONSO

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available En la diversidad de publicaciones que se ponen al alcance del investigador, y que son referidas a la Edad del Hierro, entendida de una manera amplia, se viene observando, en el manejo terminológico más bien, una serie de cuestiones que quedan latentes entre las diferentes tomas de postura; pero que, salvo excepciones, no dan pie a una discusión o puesta en común de las mismas, y que entendemos son de capital importancia para la zona objeto de la presente comunicación.

  16. Las relaciones pedagógicas entre profesores y alumnos al incorporar el uso de las tecnologías computacionales en el ámbito escolar

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    Cruz, Miguel Ángel; Acosta, Juana; Hernández, Jorge

    2009-01-01

    El presente trabajo muestra algunas de las experiencias obtenidas en la puesta en práctica del proceso didáctico que propone el programa EMAT –Hidalgo con un grupo de docentes que imparten la asignatura de matemáticas en el nivel de educación secundaria modalidad técnica. La investigación permitió identificar el tipo de relaciones entre profesores y estudiantes al incorporar el uso de las tecnologías computacionales en el ámbito escolar. Para ello, se hicieron entrevistas, encuestas y observa...

  17. El miedo al rey

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    François FORONDA

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    Full Text Available La peur du roi. Sources et premières réflexions à propos d’une émotion aristocratique dans la Castille du XIVe siècleFace à un roi qui à présent pousse les effets de son ire jusqu’au meurtre pour faire le vide autour de lui et imposer sa différence souveraine, ses parents et les riches hommes, soit les principaux visés par cette politique de l’arbitraire qui enfreint les règles du jeu autant qu’elle contribue à les redéfinir, disent la peur (metus qu’ils ressentent, qu’ils utilisent aussi afin de donner à leur stratégie de pouvoir un fondement légitime. Et l’expression de cette émotion politique, qui tend à se muer en un stéréotype d’un discours aristocratique d’opposition, surtout présente dans les chroniques, mises ici en relation ici avec d’autres sources, notamment des correspondances, marque profondément l’histoire des relations souvent conflictuelles au sein de cette compagnie en définitive très étroite pendant un siècle, de la fin du XIIIe siècle à la fin du XIVe siècle. Cet article se propose d’ébaucher une première réflexion sur le sujet et d’en présenter les principales sources.El miedo al rey. Fuentes y primeras reflexiones acerca de una emoción aristocrática en la Castilla del siglo XIVFrente a un rey que ahora lleva hasta la muerte los efectos de su ira para hacer el vacío entorno a su persona e imponer su soberana, sus parientes y ricos hombres, o sea los principales afectados por esta política de la arbitrariedad que rompe las reglas del juego a la vez que contribuye a redefinirlas, dicen el miedo (metus que sienten, que utilizan también para darle a su estrategia de poder un fundamento legítimo. Y la expresión de esta emoción política, que tiende a convertirse en un estereotipo de un discurso aristocrático de oposición, sobre todo presente en la crónicas, aquí puestas en relación con otras fuentes, en particular cartas, marca profundamente la historia de

  18. Metodología y diseño para la puesta en práctica de un sistema termodinámico para la aclimatación de las aguas un spa

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    Galán Cerrajero, Sergio

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    El objetivo de este Proyecto Fin de Carrera es la instalación de un sistema de aclimatación para una piscina de un spa. Para ello utilizaremos una nueva tecnología que se basa en algo tan sencillo como un ciclo de Carnot. Lo revolucionario es el uso de un refrigerante de baja temperatura que circula a través de unos paneles colocados a la intemperie, lo que les ayuda al intercambio térmico con el aire del ambiente. Estos sistemas termodinámicos para obtención de agua caliente sanitaria son...

  19. Documentación, puesta en marcha y monitorización de un banco de ensayos destinado a la investigación de paneles fotovoltaicos conectados a red

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    López Martínez, Elena

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    El objetivo de este proyecto consta de dos partes, documentación del proceso de instalación y puesta en marcha de una central fotovoltaica de generación de energía de 5 kW conectada a la red de baja tensión situada sobre la cubierta de la terraza del edificio del Centro de Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica (CEDIT) de la Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT) situado en el Parque Tecnológico de Fuente Álamo, así como la realización de los pertinentes manuales de uso de la ...

  20. Análisis del desarrollo de la puesta en escena de una situación didáctica “la función exponencial 2^x ” con estudiantes de bachillerato

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    2005-01-01

    La investigación “Análisis del desarrollo de la puesta en escena de una situación didáctica”, cuyos propósitos están encaminados a identificar los efectos didácticos que se producen en el escenario cuando los estudiantes de bachillerato emplean criterios geométricos para construir segmentos y localizar algunos puntos de la función exponencial 2^x; tiene como Marco Teórico la Teoría de Situaciones de (Brousseau, 1993) y la Teoría de la Transposición Didáctica de (Chevallar, 1991). Como metodol...

  1. La violencia puesta en escena: Información para extranjeros, de Griselda Gambaro. Intersecciones entre las estrategias espaciales empleadas en esta obra de teatro y en los videojuegos

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    Bernal Martín, María Jesús

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    [ES] Este ensayo pretende ser un estudio de la fenomenología y puesta en escena de la violencia en un trabajo concreto de la escritora bonaerense Griselda Gambaro: Información para extranjeros. Crónica en 20 escenas, que data de 1973. Se trata, pues, del análisis de un aspecto temático que partiría de la trama argumental de la obra de teatro, para ir más allá de ella misma. La visualización y la percepción auditiva de la violencia constituyen el núcleo de un drama que da la impresión de “difu...

  2. Afrolatinoamericanas... una experiencia de subversión estereotípica en el museo de la mujer de Buenos Aires

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    Lea Geler

    2012-01-01

    En este trabajo me centraré en la perfomance teatral Afrolatinoamericanas..., realizada en el Museo de la Mujer de Buenos Aires a finales del año 2010 por un grupo de teatro dedicado a la tematización de la afrodescendencia en la Argentina, un país que hasta hoy día sigue considerándose blanco-europeo y que sostiene que la población de descendientes de esclavizados/as africanos/as ha desaparecido. El análisis de la puesta en escena de dicha obra, en conjunto con el de fuentes históricas, perm...

  3. HILOS DE TEATRO: LA PUESTA EN ESCENA DEL PALACIO DE LOS SOVIETS DE LE CORBUSIER, 1931 / Strands of theatre: Le Corbusier’s staging of the Palace of the Soviets, 1931

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    Josefina González Cubero

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN El proyecto para el concurso del Palacio de los Soviets en Moscú (1931 de Le Corbusier plantea otra posible y más fragmentaria clave de interpretación que, aunque en principio sea más marginal, merece ser mencionada: la relación con el teatro, con la renovación de la escena europea y con la experimentación soviética, porque Le Corbusier es consciente de que la arquitectura no consiste sólo en la cualidad del edificio, es también una puesta en escena, una dramaturgia. Escenógrafos como Appia, con la luz, o directores de escena como Max Reinhardt, con el espectáculo de masas, y Vsevelod Meyerhold, con el teatro japonés del Kabuki, van penetrando en el sentir de un Le Corbusier que deja la impronta teatral en la puesta en escena de la megaestructura moscovita.SUMMARY Le Corbusier’s design submitted to the public competition for the Palace of the Soviets in Moscow (1931 may have an additional interpretation which, although less researched and in principal more marginal, is noteworthy. And that is the relationship between theatre and the resetting of the stage in Europe and Soviet experimentation. Le Corbusier was aware that architecture goes beyond the building itself and is also a sort of staging or dramaturgy. Set designers such as Appia, through the use of light, or stage directors like Max Reinhardt, through the use of performance for the masses, and Vsevelod Meyerhold, through Japonese Kabuki theatre, gradually permeated the sensibility of Le Corbusier who left staging as a mark in his design for the Moscow megastructure.

  4. Air Abrasion

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  5. De la asimilación a la resistencia: disputas en torno al pasado entre la población indígena de Los Toldos (Provincia de Buenos Aires

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    Ingrid de Jong

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available El análisis enfoca en el reciente proceso de revisibilización de la identidad y organización indígenas en localidades bonaerenses que integraron el espacio de la frontera a mediados del siglo XIX y que constituyeron específicamente los sitios de asentamiento de las tribus integradas al régimen de "indios amigos". Este proceso refiere al carácter excluyente de su trayectoria de incorporación a la sociedad nacional, así como a diferentes factores que conforman en la actualidad un contexto específico. Centrándonos en el caso de la "Tribu del cacique mapuche Ignacio Coliqueo", en Los Toldos, y partiendo de la historia de relaciones interétnicas en tierras pampeanas, el artículo apunta a caracterizar el contexto de surgimiento de nuevas agrupaciones aborígenes y a analizar los usos del pasado en sus discursos. Tal objetivo involucra una serie de propuestas teóricas que se vinculan con la conformación de identidades y memorias indígenas dentro de procesos de producción de hegemonía y los espacio de disputa y controversia que éstos habilitan.The analisis focus on the recent re-visibleness of indian identity and organization in areas of Buenos Aires Province, that were integrated into the frontier space in the middle XIX century and the settlements of tribes incorporated at the "indios amigos" regime. This subject refers to the exclusion character of the integration process of that tribes to the national society as well as to diferent factors that shapes the actual specific context. Focusing on the "Cacique mapuche Ignacio Coliqueo´s Tribe" case, at Los Toldos town, and begining from the historical process of inter-ethnic relations in pampeans lands, the article search to characterize the emerging context of new indian associations, and to analize the uses of the past in their discourses. Such purpose involves theorical proposals related to the conformation of the indian identities and memories within hegemonic processes, and the

  6. Tipo de parideras y productividad de las cerdas y sus camadas en un sistema de producción porcina al aire libre Farrowing type facilities and sow and litter productivity in an outdoor pig production system

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    A Echevarría

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Se compararon tres tipos de parideras y dos épocas de parto de las cerdas en un establecimiento porcino al aire libre. Los tipos de parideras fueron: FA: Parideras de frente abierto de mampostería; AR: Parideras de campo tipo arco; UNRC: Parideras de campo mejoradas, diseño U.N.R.C. Las variables registradas fueron: Lechones nacidos vivos (NLeNV; Lechones destetados (NLeD; Peso promedio (Kg de los lechones al destete (PLeD; Lechones muertos nacimiento - destete (NLeMN-D; Porcentaje de mortalidad de lechones nacimiento - destete (%MLeN-D; Número ordinal de partos para cada cerda (NOP. Las épocas de parto fueron Otoño - Invierno (O-I y Primavera - Verano (P-V. Las condiciones de manejo y alimentación fueron similares para todos los tipos de parideras. Cada cerda y su camada constituyeron una repetición, las que se acumularon en el tiempo con cerdas de un mismo origen genético, asignadas al azar a cada tratamiento. La interacción Tipo de Parideras x EP no fue significativa (p = 0,89. El %MLeN-D y NLeMN-D fue menor en la paridera UNRC (p 0,05 entre los dos tipos de parideras de campo. El PLeD fue mayor (p Three farrowing facility types and two farrowing seasons were compared. The farrowing facility types were: FA: Open front farrowing accommodation with masonry walls and concrete floors; AR: Farrowing arc huts, in number of eight; UNRC: Improved farrowing huts. The following variables were registered: Piglets born alive (NLeNV; Piglets weaned (NLeD; Average (Kg. weaning weight (PLeD; Number of piglets died between farrowing and weaning (NLeMN-D; Piglet's mortality in percentage (%MLeN-D; Sows parities numbers (NOP. Feeding and management were similar for all treatments. Each sow and her litter were taken as a replication, which were accumulated over time, with sows of the same genetic origin assigned at random to each farrowing accommodation type. Farrowing season (EP were: Autumn - Winter (A-W and Spring - Summer (S - S. The interaction

  7. Efecto de la fuente y el nivel de fibra en pienso de pollitas durante la fase de recría sobre la productividad en puesta.

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    Bouali, O.; Perez-Bonilla, A.; Guzmán, P; Mandalawi, H. A.; Gonzalez Mateos, Gonzalo

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    La fibra dietética es un componente importante de las dietas de las aves. La inclusión en el pienso de ciertos tipos de fibra en cantidad adecuada mejora la adaptación del tracto gastrointestinal (TGI) a los actuales sistemas de producción y de alimentación, reduciendo los trastornos digestivos y mejorando la productividad global (Jiménez-Moreno et al., 2009; Mateos et al., 2002). La fibra dietética puede aumentar el tiempo de retención de la digesta en la parte proximal del TGI y tiene un ma...

  8. Estudio de la tolerancia al daño de los materiales y sistemas de pretensado

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    Olivares Marcos-Alberca, Miguel Ángel

    2012-01-01

    La mayoría de las estructuras de hormigón pretensadas construidas en los últimos 50 años han demostrado una excelente durabilidad cuando su construcción se realiza atendiendo las recomendaciones de un buen diseño así como una buena ejecución y puesta en obra de la estructura. Este hecho se debe en gran parte al temor que despierta el fenómeno de la corrosión bajo tensión típico de las armaduras de acero de alta resistencia. Menos atención se ha prestado a la susceptibilidad a la corrosión baj...

  9. Cooperación al desarrollo : transferencia de tecnología eólica en la fabricación de micro-aerogeneradores mediante tecnologías apropiadas en regiones rurales andinas del Perú

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    Lucas Cabañas, Gerardo de

    2010-01-01

    El presente documento ilustra el proceso de elaboración de aerogeneradores de baja potencia para electrificación en instalaciones aisladas. El proyecto de cooperación al desarrollo para la transferencia de tecnología de fabricación y puesta en marcha, se ha llevado a cabo bajo las especificaciones técnicas requeridas para obtener un correcto funcionamiento en las regiones andinas del Perú. Alcanzar estas metas ha supuesto un reto en el diseño de los parámetros constructivos de la máquina eléc...

  10. Análisis de las estrategias de vinculación de los varones al Programa de Salud Sexual y Procreación Responsable de la municipalidad de La Plata

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    Rodríguez Moreno, Sandra Milena

    2014-01-01

    La responsabilidad de las decisiones en la salud sexual y reproductiva ha sido puesta en mayor parte sobre las mujeres, invisibilizando las relaciones de poder que se viven al interior de las parejas; por esta razón surge el interés de analizar las estrategias de vinculación de los varones que se implementan desde el Programa de Salud Sexual y Procreación Responsable PSSyPR. En este aspecto, este trabajo propuso estudiar la temática, con el fin de aportar elementos que permitan mejorar sus re...

  11. Desarrollo y aplicación del diagnóstico y pronóstico técnico al mantenimiento de los sistemas centralizados de aire acondicionado. // Develop and application of diagnosis and technical prediction to maintenance of centralized air conditioned systems.

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    J. L. Sánchez Ávila

    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available Se expone la aplicación del mantenimiento por diagnóstico y pronóstico técnico al sistema centralizado de aireacondicionado con recuperación del calor del hotel LTI Bella Costa; como solución a los graves problemas a que seenfrenta la dirección de servicios técnicos de las instalaciones turísticas para realizar un mantenimiento con calidad y a unmenor costo. El desarrollo de un plan experimental, en las instalaciones del hotel, permitió obtener las curvas que expresanel comportamiento de la degradación de estos sistemas en el tiempo, así como determinar el momento más oportuno para larealización del mantenimiento.La aplicación de esta investigación permitió la implementación de un mantenimiento menoscostoso y de más calidad, aumentando la rentabilidad de la labor del mantenimiento, y lo que es decisivo en este tipo deinstalación: la seguridad en la explotación como garantía de un servicio sin fallas.Palabras claves: Mantenimiento, refrigeración, predictivo, diagnóstico, pronóstico.___________________________________________________________________Abstract:The application of maintenance by diagnosis and technical prediction to centralized system of conditioned air withrecovery of heat is exposed; as solution to the serious problems faces technical services of tourist facilities to carry outmaintenance with quality and smaller cost. The development of an experimental plan, in hotel facilities, allowed to obtaincurves that express the behavior of degradation of these systems in time, as well as to determine the most opportunemoment for the maintenance realization. Application of this investigation allowed the implementation of a less expensivemaintenance with more quality, increasing the profitability of maintenance work, and what is decisive in this type ofinstallation,: the security in the exploitation like guarantee of a service without flaws.Key words. Maintenance, refrigeration, prediction, diagnosis, air conditioned.

  12. Objetivo: Autocupación 2.0 : Conceptualización, diseño y puesta en marcha de una iniciativa empresarial basada en el desarrollo y diseño web, apps, los contenidos digitales y el marketing online

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    Montesinos de la Fuente, Ángeles

    2014-01-01

    Creación y puesta en marcha de un negocio basado en el desarrollo y diseño web, apps, los contenidos digitales y el márquetin online. Master thesis for the Multimedia program. Creació i posada en marxa d'un negoci basat en el desenvolupament i disseny web, apps, els continguts digitals i el màrqueting en línia.

  13. Peritoneal carcinomatosis of colorectal origin. Current treatment: Review and update Carcinomatosis peritoneal de origen colorrectal. Estado actual del tratamiento: Revisión y puesta al día

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    A. Gómez Portilla

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Colorectal cancer is the most frequent tumor of the digestive tract. The high incidence of abdominal dissemination; the poor prognosis of these patients, with median survival consistently ranging from 5 to 9 months in all studies of peritoneal carcinomatosis from colorectal cancer; the failure of adjuvant systemic chemotherapy treatment with a maximal survival of 18 months despite the development of new cytostatic drugs, and new combinations of use, make it crucial to search for and develop new treatment strategies. We review the principles of Sugarbaker´s treatment protocol, which involves the combination of maximum cytoreductive radical oncological surgery for the treatment of all macroscopically disseminated disease with maximum perioperative intraperitoneal intensification chemotherapy to treat residual microscopic disease. We present the results of several scientific papers, all of them phase II studies with more than 10 patients treated, published in the medical literature by the main groups working in this line of treatment, together with the only phase III study reported and published so far, and finally the results of a recently reported retrospective international multicenter study. With this new alternative therapeutic approach, overall mean survival is 40% at 36 months, and 20% at 5 years. Based on these results, this new therapeutic approach is proposed as the treatment of choice for these unfortunate patients.El cáncer colorrectal es el tumor más frecuente del tracto digestivo. La alta incidencia de diseminación abdominal, el pobre pronóstico de estos pacientes con una mediana de supervivencia entre 5 y 9 meses demostrada repetidamente en todos los estudios de carcinomatosis peritoneal por cáncer colorrectal, el fracaso de los tratamientos sistémicos adyuvantes con quimioterapia con supervivencias máximas de 18 meses independientemente del desarrollo de nuevas drogas citostáticas y las nuevas combinaciones o formas de uso, hacen crucial la investigación y el desarrollo de nuevas estrategias de tratamiento. Revisamos los principios del protocolo del tratamiento de Sugarbaker, que contempla la combinación de la máxima cirugía radical oncológica citorreductora para el tratamiento de la enfermedad macroscópica diseminada con la máxima quimioterapia de intensificación intraperitoneal perioperatoria para el tratamiento de la enfermedad microscópica residual. Se presentan los resultados de las publicaciones científicas, de todos los estudios fase II con más de 10 pacientes tratados publicados en la literatura médica por los principales grupos de trabajo en esta línea de tratamiento, junto con el único estudio fase III publicado hasta el momento, y finalmente los resultados de un reciente estudio multicéntrico internacional retrospectivo. Con esta nueva alternativa terapéutica, la supervivencia media a los 36 meses es del 40, y del 20% a los 5 años. Basados en estos resultados, proponemos esta alternativa de tratamiento como el tratamiento de elección de estos desafortunados pacientes.

  14. Puesta al día en manejo de la obstrucción nasal por colapso valvular Update in nasal obstrucción management caused by valvular collapse

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    Alfredo Naser G

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available La estenosis de la válvula nasal aparece como una complicación frecuente de rinoplastfa o traumatismo nasal. Existen diferentes técnicas para corregir el colapso de la válvula nasal; generalmente se utilizan injertos de tejido, que en algunas ocasiones son insuficientes para resolverla alteración y mejorar la función respiratoria. La válvula nasal funciona en base a la resistencia de la ley Starling, que consiste en un tubo semirrígido con un segmento flexible; cuando la presión inspirada excede un nivel crítico, éste se colapsa y provoca la alteración en su fisiología; por tanto, es necesario cierto grado de rigidez en el componente lateral nasal para evitar el colapso durante la inspiración. Cuando se ve afectado su funcionamiento causa frecuentemente obstrucción nasal.Nasal valve stenosis commonly presents as a postoperative complication of rhinoplasty or facial trauma. Various techniques have been reported to correct nasal valve stenosis through the use of methods that support the nasal valve with cartilage, rib graft, although these tissues are not useful in some cases to improve the nasal breathing. The nasal valve functions as the law Starling resistor, which is a semirigid tube with a flexible segment, when the inspired partial pressure exceeds a critical level, it collapses and causes nasal obstruction, and therefore need some degree of rigidity in nasal lateral component to avoid collapse during inspiration. When the nasal valve is affected frequently causes nasal obstruction.

  15. El análisis de impacto presupuestario en salud: puesta al día con un modelo de abordaje genérico Budgetary impact analysis in health: update with a model using a generic approach

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    Osvaldo Ulises Garay

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available El Análisis de Impacto Presupuestario (AIP en el campo de la salud puede ser definido como la estimación de los costos financieros netos que le representarían a una institución dar cobertura a una determinada intervención. En la práctica, los AIP se utilizan frecuentemente para decidir la inclusión o exclusión de medicamentos en formularios terapéuticos y notoriamente han obligado a reconocer que las Evaluaciones Económicas representan una mirada parcial en el análisis de las consecuencias de la incorporación de tecnologías sanitarias. Este trabajo procura identificar los determinantes y componentes de los análisis de impacto presupuestario, y a partir de ello describir el desarrollo de un modelo creado en una planilla de cálculo que permite considerar cualquier tecnología sanitaria y obtener estimaciones con diferentes grados de complejidad. Su diseño incorpora de forma explícita las habilidades del usuario y las deficiencias de información, buscando a su vez promover el desarrollo de estas herramientas en los ámbitos de gestión de nuestros países.Budgetary Impact Analysis (BIA applied to health care can be defined as the estimate of the net financial costs that a given intervention would represent for a health care institution given the case it was covered. Routinely, BIAs are used to decide the inclusion or exclusion of drugs in therapeutic schemes; actually, the increased use of BIAs have raised awareness about the fact that health economic evaluations represent a partial view in the analysis of the consequences of incorporating health technologies. This paper seeks to identify the determinants and components of BIA, and to describe the development of a spreadsheet model that enables us to assess the Budget impact of any health technology and perform estimations with differing degrees of complexity. Its design explicitly adapts to the user skills and gaps in information, thus seeking to promote the development of these tools in the management fields in our countries.

  16. 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 ...

  17. Puesta en práctica de una política de desastres: los instrumentos de la gestión de riesgos en México

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    Estrada Díaz, Gabriela

    2015-01-01

    El programa de la política de desastres en México es revisado bajo la premisa de que ha resultado insuficiente para prevenir, de manera efectiva, la ocurrencia de desastres. La política mexicana de desastres se basa en una serie de instrumentos que inciden en los distintos momentos del desastre (de la etapa de riesgo al posdesastre), aunque hasta ahora se ha privilegiado la atención de emergencias y no se ha dado suficiente fuerza a los instrumentos y prácticas que podrían conducir a una polí...

  18. Personas mayores con discapacidad intelectual: Propuesta para la puesta en marcha de un programa de intervención y resultados preliminares

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    Millán-Calenti, J.C.; et al, ...

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    El paulatino aumento de la esperanza de vida, afecta tanto a la población general como al colectivo con discapacidad intelectual generando muchas carencias que, de alguna forma, habrá que solventar en aras de conseguir un envejecimiento saludable, tanto física como mentalmente. En este sentido, es necesario establecer las características principales de esta población, así como sentar las bases para la creación y aplicación de programas de intervención que mejoren su calidad de vida, que sería...

  19. Sobre la puesta, incubación de huevos, nacimiento y desarrollo de crías de Philodryas viridissima (Colubridae: Xenodontinae) en cautiverio

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    Rivera, Daniela S.; Aguayo, Rodrigo; Alfaro, Fernando D.

    2009-01-01

    El género Philodryas (Wagler, 1830) incluye aproximadamente 21 especies distribuidas en casi toda Sudamérica. Existen reportes sobre la dieta, hábitat y tácticas defensivas de muchas especies del género (Bozinovic y Rosenman, 1988; Marques, 1999; Hartmann y Marques, 2005), pero los datos reproductivos se restringen a pocas especies. El día 10 de noviembre del 2005 se capturó una hembra de Philodryas viridissima oviponiendo en un hormiguero al lado de un sendero en la Reserva privada de Potrer...

  20. Puesta a punto de un equipo para la fabricación de nanopartículas mediante Magnetrón y Spottering

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    Alzueta Huarte, Koldo

    2015-01-01

    La fabricación y el posterior estudio de las propiedades de nanopartículas metálicas es una de las líneas de trabajo que despiertan mayor interés en nanociencia. La influencia de la superficie a escala nanométrica aumenta de manera exponencial respecto al enfoque macroscópico, donde los volúmenes son muy grandes y el papel de la superficie pierde peso específico en el cociente Superficie/volumen. Este hecho convierte a la nanotecnología en algo más que en una simple solución para miniaturizar...

  1. Aspectos educativos de las redes sociales: un análisis de los factores que determinan su puesta en práctica

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    Morales Pérez, Gloria Luisa

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    Considerando el papel fundamental de las TICs en la formación de la persona, capacitada para desenvolverse en la sociedad actual, y más concretamente la integración de las denominadas herramientas 2.0 al contexto cotidiano comunicativo y de las relaciones personales en la actualidad, parece impensable que la formación de estas personas no cuente con las herramientas apropiadas para que puedan entrenar las capacidades y competencias que posteriormente deberá ejercer de forma habitual. Las ...

  2. Estudio de prefactibilidad para la creación y puesta en marcha de una empresa operadora de turismo de naturaleza en Urabá

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    Gallego Moscoso, Laura; Lizcano Alonso, Adriana del Pilar; Muñoz Zuluaga, Paula Andrea

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    El Gobierno Nacional tiene clara su apuesta en materia de turismo: sofisticación de la oferta, teniendo como pilar la biodiversidad que cada año atrae miles de turistas que disfrutan de los paisajes y practican actividades en las que la naturaleza es la protagonista -- Al contexto nacional se suma la visión del Gobierno del departamento de Antioquia, plasmada en su Plan de Desarrollo Turístico, que de igual manera se enfoca en el turismo especializado -- Esto constituye una oportunidad estra...

  3. La mirada de un prisionero. Fundamentos de hibridación teórico-prácticos para una puesta en escena

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    Yépez, Gabriel

    2014-01-01

    “La mirada de un prisionero” forma parte de una investigación en la que se reflexiona en torno a los sistemas de vigilancia carcelaria basados en el uso de la imagen electrónica y de video. La relevancia de la investigación radica en el análisis sobre los usos y posibilidades de la imagen en nuestra sociedad actual. Los principales temas que se abordan son los relacionados al poder de la imagen en la era de la comunicación visual, sus múltiples capacidades en la transmisión de mensajes y sus ...

  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. Water vapor effect on high-temperature oxidation behavior of Fe3Al intermetallics

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    Sebastian Chevalier, Pitor Juzon, Kazimierz Przybylski and Jean-Pierre Larpin

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Fe3Al intermetallics (Fe3Al, Fe3Al-Zr, Fe3Al-Zr,Mo and Fe3Al-Zr,Mo,Nb were oxidized at 950 °C in dry and humid (11 vol% water synthetic air. Thermogravimetric measurements showed that the oxidation rates of the tested intermetallics were lower in humid air than in dry air (especially for Fe3Al-Zr,Mo and Fe3Al-Zr,Mo,Nb. The addition of small amounts of Zr, Mo or Nb improved the kinetics compared with that of the undoped Fe3Al. Fe3Al showed massive spallation, whereas Fe3Al-Zr, Fe3Al-Zr,Mo and Fe3Al-Zr,Mo,Nb produced a flat, adherent oxide layer. The rapid transformation of transient alumina into alpha alumina may explain the decrease in the oxidation rate in humid air.

  6. AL Amyloidosis

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    Desport Estelle

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Definition of the disease AL amyloidosis results from extra-cellular deposition of fibril-forming monoclonal immunoglobulin (Ig light chains (LC (most commonly of lambda isotype usually secreted by a small plasma cell clone. Most patients have evidence of isolated monoclonal gammopathy or smoldering myeloma, and the occurrence of AL amyloidosis in patients with symptomatic multiple myeloma or other B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders is unusual. The key event in the development of AL amyloidosis is the change in the secondary or tertiary structure of an abnormal monoclonal LC, which results in instable conformation. This conformational change is responsible for abnormal folding of the LC, rich in β leaves, which assemble into monomers that stack together to form amyloid fibrils. Epidemiology AL amyloidosis is the most common type of systemic amyloidois in developed countries with an estimated incidence of 9 cases/million inhabitant/year. The average age of diagnosed patients is 65 years and less than 10% of patients are under 50. Clinical description The clinical presentation is protean, because of the wide number of tissues or organs that may be affected. The most common presenting symptoms are asthenia and dyspnoea, which are poorly specific and may account for delayed diagnosis. Renal manifestations are the most frequent, affecting two thirds of patients at presentation. They are characterized by heavy proteinuria, with nephrotic syndrome and impaired renal function in half of the patients. Heart involvement, which is present at diagnosis in more than 50% of patients, leading to restrictive cardiopathy, is the most serious complication and engages prognosis. Diagnostic methods The diagnosis relies on pathological examination of an involved site showing Congo red-positive amyloid deposits, with typical apple-green birefringence under polarized light, that stain positive with an anti-LC antibody by immunohistochemistry and

  7. Políticas sanitarias locales puestas a prueba: consultores, expertos, misiones internacionales y poliomielitis en España, 1950-1975

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    Rosa Ballester

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo analisa las misiones de expertos de organismos sanitarios internacionales en España destinadas a informar sobre la situación, las actividades realizadas y las intervenciones necesarias en la lucha contra la discapacidad física de los niños. El Plan España-23 fue el instrumento utilizado por la OMS y otras agencias para poner en marcha el proceso de cambio en un país en transformación durante la larga etapa de vigencia de la dictadura franquista. El trabajo utiliza como fuentes informes inéditos de expertos de la OMS, que fueron resultado de visitas realizadas al país entre 1950 y 1975. El abordaje metodológico consistió en un análisis del discurso que se encuentra en las fuentes y su contextualización en los marcos historiográficos pertinentes.

  8. Puesta a punto del método de PCR en tiempo real para la cuantificación de Aspergillus carbonarius en uvas Vitis vinifera cv. Tannat

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    Gustavo Garmendia

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available La ocratoxina A (OTA es una micotoxina que ha sido detectada en uvas y vinos. Es producida por Aspergillus ochraceus, Penicillium verrucosum, Aspergillus carbonarius y especies pertenecientes al agregado Aspergillus niger. En los últimos años se ha descrito la presencia de Aspergillus aculeatus y Aspergillus japonicus en la superficie de uvas y su capacidad de producir OTA. A pesar de que la concentración detectada de cepas pertenecientes a la Sección Nigri fue < 100/g de uva, se han aislado, identificado y caracterizado 56 cepas de Aspergillus pertenecientes a la Sección Nigri. El 51 % fue identificado como A. niger, el 39 % como A. japonicus, 5 % como A. tubingensis -like y 5 % como A. foetidus. Ninguna cepa de A. carbonarius fue aislada. Debido a que esta especie ha sido descrita como la principal responsable de la presencia de OTA en uvas y vinos por su capacidad de producir altas concentraciones de OTA, se requiere un método más sensible que los métodos convencionales para detectar y cuantificar la presencia de A. carbonarius en uva. En este trabajo se optimizó la técnica de PCR en tiempo real para la detección y cuantificación de esta especie en uvas d e la variedad Tannat.

  9. Compressed air energy storage power plants as an option for the grid integration of renewable energy sources. A comparison of the concepts; Druckluftspeicherkraftwerke als Option zur Netzintegration erneuerbarer Energiequellen. Ein Vergleich der Konzepte

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    Tuschy, Ilja [Fachhochschule Flensburg (Germany). Inst. fuer Energiesystemtechnik

    2008-07-01

    The integration of an increasing amount of power generation from renewable energy sources is a large challenge for the electricity supply. Apart from the compensation of varying production by supra-regional grids and apart from the further development of peak load power stations the energy storage is discussed as an option. Several power suppliers referred to compressed air energy storage plants as a possible solution. The authors of the contribution under consideration compare the different concepts for compressed air energy power stations systematically. A special emphasis is the thermodynamic evaluation of the different concepts. Also energy-technical aspects are addressed which decide on possibilities of application and perspectives of development for compressed air energy power stations.

  10. 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...

  11. INTRODUCCIÓN AL MÉTODO CIENTÍFICO EN NIÑOS DE CINCO AÑOS

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    Soler-López, Elena

    2013-01-01

    Este trabajo pretende introducir a los niños de cinco años en el método científico como proceso que favorece la adquisición y desarrollo de capacidades, habilidades y competencias en los alumnos, estimulando un desarrollo integral de la persona a nivel físico, cognitivo, emocional y social. Para ello, el diseño de la propuesta ha abarcado desde una fundamentación teórica hasta la puesta en práctica de la misma. Este diseño, realizado a través de las fases del método aplicadas al estudio de...

  12. Diseño de un programa de prácticas adaptadas al EEES para asignaturas del módulo de dirección de recursos humanos del Grado en Relaciones Laborales y Recursos Humanos de la Universidad de Salamanca

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    González Fernández, Luis; Elena y Peña, Joaquín de

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    Este proyecto pretende aunar las nuevas fórmulas de enseñanza-aprendizaje con las TICs, para la optimización del entrenamiento práctico del alumnado del nuevo Grado en Relaciones Laborales y Recursos Humanos, en dos asignaturas correspondientes al Módulo de Dirección y Gestión de Recursos Humanos: "Introducción a la Dirección de Recursos Humanos" (1º) y "Psicología del Trabajo y las Organizaciones" (2º). Se trata del diseño, desarrollo y puesta en marcha de un pack modular de recursos, medios...

  13. Evaluación del impacto asistencial de la puesta en funcionamiento de una unidad funcional de artroplastia de rodilla Evaluation of the impact of the introduction of a functional knee arthroplasty unit

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    Marta Riu

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Evaluar el impacto sobre el consumo de recursos hospitalarios, la calidad y los costes directos del proceso asistencial, de la puesta en funcionamiento de una unidad funcional de artroplastia de rodilla en el Hospital de l'Esperança (Barcelona. Métodos: Estudio retrospectivo basado en dos cortes transversales, el primero con 317 pacientes intervenidos en 2004, antes de la implantación de la unidad funcional de artroplastia de rodilla, y el segundo con 624 pacientes intervenidos en 2005. Se recogieron datos de proceso, complicaciones y costes. Resultados: La estancia media disminuyó en 9 días (pObjectives: To evaluate the impact of a functional knee arthroplasty unit in Hospital de l'Esperança (Barcelona on resource consumption, quality indicators and the direct costs of the healthcare process. Method: We performed a retrospective study based on two cross-sections: the first in 317 patients who underwent surgery in 2004 before the implementation of the functional knee arthroplasty unit and the second in 624 patients who underwent surgery in 2005. Data related to the process, complications and costs were collected. Results: The mean length of hospital stay decreased by 9 days (p <0.001. The number of patients requiring convalescence after the intervention increased by 9.5% (p <0.001. Overall, the total cost of the healthcare process decreased by 16%, from 9,031.34 to 7,591.54 € (p <0.001. This cost reduction was due to decreases in the length of hospital stay (2,946.0 vs. 1,616.8 €, surgery costs (2,156.7 vs. 1,776.7 € and prosthesis costs (2,730.5 vs. 2,678.1 €. Conclusions: The implementation of the functional knee arthroplasty unit reduced overall costs and length of hospital stay and substantially increased activity while maintaining a similar complication rate.

  14. Contribución al estudio de la modificación del diagrama de radiación de sensores ultrasónicos en aire mediante bocinas

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    Fernández Moreno, Mónica

    2012-01-01

    RESUMEN: En este trabajo de Tesis Doctoral se presenta una contribución al estudio de las modificaciones sufridas en los patrones de radiación ultrasónicos mediante el uso de elementos mecánicos acoplados al sensor, de tipo bocinas, y de distintas características físicas y geométricas, con el fin de conseguir que el nuevo patrón de radiación sea más adecuado para una determinada aplicación, y teniendo en cuenta las condiciones ambientales en las que se desarrolla la misma.

  15. Puesta en evidencia del virus diarrea viral bovina en bovinos clínicamente afectados Isolation of the bovine viral diarrhoea virus from tissue of clinically affected cattle

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    M.O CELEDON

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Para conocer la presencia del virus diarrea viral bovina (VDVB en animales sospechosos de estar cursando un cuadro clínico provocado por este virus, se trabajó con un total de 33 animales, correspondiendo a 23 fetos abortados, 2 mortinatos, un nonato, 3 vacas: una madre de mortinato, una madre de aborto y una muerta, 2 novillos muertos y 2 terneros muertos. Muestras de órganos se inocularon en cultivos primarios de pulmón fetal bovino (PFB y en la línea MDBK. Después del primer pasaje en células de PFB, se detectó la presencia de antígenos del VDVB por la prueba de inmunoperoxidasa indirecta (IPI. Todas las muestras con reacción positiva a IPI se inocularon por segunda y tercera vez en células de PFB, aplicándose la prueba de IPI en el tercer pasaje. Sobre un cuarto pasaje se aplicó la prueba de inmunofluorescencia direccta (IFD. Todas las muestras, positivas y negativas a IPI, se inocularon en 3 pasajes seriados en las células MDBK. En 23 de los 33 animales se aisló VDVB cepas no citopatogénicas (NCP, correspondiendo a 14 fetos abortados, un nonato, un mortinato, 3 vacas, 2 novillos y 2 terneros. En 6 fetos abortados, independiente de los infectados con el VDVB, se aisló el virus de la rinotraqueítis infecciosa bovina (RIB. Se concluye que la presencia del VDVB es de alta frecuencia en muestras clínicas de ganado bovino con patologías asociables al VDVB, desconociéndose el rol patógeno del virus en estos aislados.Cattle infected with the bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD virus can present a variety of clinical signs. This research studied the presence of BVD virus in cattle by virus isolation in primary cell cultures of bovine embryo lungs. Virus identification was done using the immunoperoxidase staining assay and the direct fluorescent antibody staining. As a result, 23 out of 33 animals were identified as positive to BVD virus: 14 foetal abortions, 2 stillbirths, 3 dams, 2 steers and 2 calves. No cytopathogenic isolates were

  16. 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...

  17. Air Pollution

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  18. Innovative conditioning of groundwater as a prerequisite for an efficient air-conditioning of buildings by means of near-surface geothermal energy; Innovative Grundwasseraufbereitung als Voraussetzung fuer eine effiziente Gebaeudeklimatisierung durch die Nutzung oberflaechennaher Geothermie

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    Meyer, C.; Krauss, M.; Steinmetz, H. [Stuttgart Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Siedlungswasserbau-, Wasserguete- und Abfallwirtschaft; Edel, H.G.; Kellner, C. [Zueblin Umwelttechnik GmbH (Germany)

    2012-10-16

    The air-conditioning of buildings increasingly requires alternatives to cover the energy demand from renewable energy sources. One possibility consists of the utilization of a heat pump fed with ground water. Due to the local hydrogeochemical realities, groundwater however contains large amounts of solved iron and manganese resulting in operational problems (depositions) in plant sections. Without a previous conditioning, such waters cannot be utilized. Under this aspect, the authors of the contribution under consideration report on the technology of an in-situ conditioning of groundwater as an innovative conditioning process to remove iron and manganese enabling an efficient air-conditioning of buildings by utilizing sub-surface geothermal energy (groundwater). The process is characterized by numerous advantages such as the absence of residues from processing residues compared with conventional conditioning procedures. Beside the description of the procedure, plant engineering as well as the planning fundamentals, the authors of the contribution under consideration present the in-situ-conditioning of groundwater for the air-conditioning of the buildings of the Berufsakademie Hohenheim (Baden-Wueerttemberg, Federal Republic of Germany) as a case study.

  19. Puesta a prueba de un indicador sencillo de degradación en suelos histeréticos del Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Lozano Jaime

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available En el 2001 se llevó a cabo el estudio en cinco suelos de los órdenes vertisol y molisol del CIAT, utilizando una malla anidada georreferenciada de 68 puntos de muestreo ubicados en esquema logarítmico a dos profundidades: en la superficie y en la zona de menor penetrabilidad. Esta fue la base para hacer la cartografía de un índice de compactación y de las principales propiedades físicas de los suelos. El índice de compactación se estimó combinando la densidad aparente y la humedad gravimétrica de muestreo utilizando una matriz de relación ideada para este fin. Se evaluaron cuatro categorías de características físicas: propiedades hídricas (conductividad hidráulica, tasa de infiltración, sortividad y tasa de redistribución de humedad volumétrica usando el método del “perfil instantáneoâ€?, capacidad de retención a través de la curva característica; condición estructural mediante el método de “Yoderâ€? modificado y condición física general (textura, densidades, materia orgánica, penetrabilidad y distribución de poros. Para validar el índice de compactación se siguieron tres vías: comportamiento de las categorías de propiedades físicas en cada unidad homogénea del mapa de compactación o consistencia (análisis de geoestadística y de correlación por componentes principales; estudio gráfico de la tendencia de las curvas de redistribución del agua en el suelo, y análisis multivariado discriminante con el fin de comprobar la viabilidad de convertir al índice de compactación en una docena de clases por consistencia. El índice propuesto probó ser buen indicador ya que en las unidades con compactación decrecieron las cualidades físicas evaluadas. Palabras claves: Ándice de compactación, propiedades hídricas del suelo, condición estructural, capacidad de retención de humedad, geoestadística, suelos histeréticos. ABSTRACT Testing a simple soil degradation indicator in

  20. Nitratos en el suelo a la siembra o al macollaje como diagnóstico de la nutrición nitrogenada en trigo en el Sudeste Bonaerense Soil nitrate at planting or tillering as a diagnostic tool of nitrogen nutrition in wheat in Southeastern Buenos Aires

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    Pablo Barbieri

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available En el sudeste bonaerense, los requerimientos de nitrógeno (N del cultivo de trigo son estimados mediante el muestreo de suelos en presiembra (0-60 cm, sin embargo, el muestreo en macollaje podría resultar una herramienta de diagnóstico más precisa debido a la ocurrencia de pérdidas de N al comienzo del ciclo del cultivo como consecuencia de excesos hídricos. El objetivo de este trabajo fue validar la metodología de diagnóstico para aplicaciones de N al momento de la siembra o al macollaje en diferentes sitios y años en el sudeste bonaerense, además de analizar la posibilidad de estimar el nivel de N-NO3 - hasta los 60 cm usando como variable el contenido de 0-40 cm. En 6 de 10 sitios, la aplicación de N al macollaje produjo incrementos significativos de rendimiento respecto de la siembra. El rendimiento relativo (RR en grano se relacionó con el contenido de N mineral (0-60 cm al momento de la siembra (r²= 0,73 o al macollaje (r²= 0,80. Los umbrales de respuestas para el 95% del RR fueron de 152 kg N ha-1 y 126 kg N ha-1 para la fertilización al momento de la siembra y macollaje, respectivamente. Se determinó una estrecha asociación entre el contenido de N-NO3 - hasta los 60 y 40 cm de profundidad para los muestreos al momento de la siembra (r²= 0,98 y al macollaje (r²= 0,90. El contenido de N-NO3 - hasta los 60 cm para ambos momentos de muestreos puede ser estimado mediante el muestro de suelo hasta los 40 cm de profundidad.Nitrogen (N wheat requirements in southeastern Buenos Aires province are determined by soil sampling at pre-planting (0-60 cm. Nevertheless, soil sampling at tillering could be a more precise tool for diagnosing N deficiencies due to N losses during initial stages of growing seasons as a consequence of excessive water in the soil profile. The objective of this study was to validate the methodology of N diagnostics and N application at planting or tillering at the different sites and years insoutheastern

  1. Karabük İlindeki Hava Kirliliğinin Doğal Gaz Kullanımı İle Değişimi / The Change of Air Pollution in Karabuk with the Usage of Natural Gas

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    Yusuf CAY

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Fosil kaynaklı yakıtların kullanımı, hava kirliliğine sebebiyet veren en önemli unsurlardan bir tanesidir. Bu yakıtların bilinçsizce kullanılması sonucunda çevre problemlerine özellikle de hava kirliliğine neden olmaktadır. Yapılan bu çalışmada, Karabük ilinin doğalgaz kullanmaya başlamadan önceki ve doğalgaza geçiş ile hava kirlilik parametreleri (SO2 ve PM10 incelenmiştir. Doğal gaz kullanımının hava kalitesine etkisi araştırılmıştır. İlde ısınma ihtiyacını karşılamak için kömür, fuel-oil ve mazot kullanılırken 2010 yılı itibariyle doğal gaza geçilmiştir. Doğal gazın kullanılmaya başlanmasıyla bu yakıtların kullanımı azalmıştır. Çalışmanın sonunda, Hava Kalitesi Değerlendirme ve Yönetimi Yönetmeliğinde (HKDYY belirtilen, SO2 için 250 μg/m3 değerinin doğal gaz kullanımına geçilmeden önce bazı aylarda üzerinde olduğu görülmüş ve doğal gaz kullanılmaya başlanmasından sonraki dönemlerde ise 250 μg/m3 değerinin aşılmadığı görülmüştür. PM10 için yönetmelikte belirtilen 200 μg/m3 değerinin kış sezonunda aşıldığı tespit edilmiştir. 2010 yılında Doğal gaz kullanımına geçiş ile birlikte bu değerde tekrar bir düşüş gözlenmiştir. Doğal gaz kullanım oranı artıkça havadaki SO2 ve PM10 değerlerinde ciddi düşüşler olduğu gözlenmiştir. The Change of Air Pollution in Karabuk with the Usage of Natural Gas The Usage of fossil origin fuels is one of the most important cause of air pollution. The usage of these fuels unconsciously causes environmental problems especially air pollution. In this study air pollution parameters (SO2 ve PM10 were analyzed before and after the usage of natural gas in Karabuk. The effect of usage natural gas on air quality is researched. In this city before 2010 coal, foul-oil and diesel were used to provide heat demanded then it is started using natural gas by 2010.With starting the usage of

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  4. Del “derecho a la vivienda” al “derecho a la cultura”: reflexiones sobre la constitución del “derecho a la ciudad” en Buenos Aires desde una perspectiva etnográfica

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    Girola, María Florencia; Thomasz, Ana Gretel

    2014-01-01

    El objetivo principal de este escrito consiste en explorar las complejas relaciones que actualmente mantienen entre sí el “derecho a la ciudad”, el “derecho a la vivienda” y el “derecho a la cultura” en el ámbito de la ciudad de Buenos Aires. Para concretar este propósito, el trabajo se nutre del estudio que cada una de las autoras ha llevado adelante, entre los años 2003-2007, en conjuntos habitacionales de interés social situados en la zona sur de la urbe porteña. Ambas investigaciones se h...

  5. 空调压缩机铝合金连杆的液态模锻%Hydraulic Forging of the Al Alloy Connection Rod of the Air-Conditioner Compressor

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    2001-01-01

    分析了空调压缩机用铝合金连杆的工艺特点和技术要求,介绍了液态模锻的模具结构和工作过程,同时还介绍了铝合金连杆液态模锻的工艺参数。%The processing characteristics and the technical requirement of the aluminum alloy connection rod for the air-conditioner compressor were analyzed. The structure and working process of the hydraulic forging die were introduced. And the processing data for hydraulically forging the aluminum alloy connection rod were stated.

  6. Estrategias de TI en organizaciones pertenecientes al rubro de prestación de servicios de telecomunicaciones y telefonía móvil en la ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Ríos Vásquez, Johan Sebastián

    2015-01-01

    Respecto a la definición estrategias de TI, la investigación realizada deja entrever que son las empresas de menor tamaño, quienes son más propensas a no elaborar estrategias y llevar sus actividades conforme el día a día lo va dictando, así como también son este tipo de empresas, las que mas utilizan modelos propios al momento de elaborar estrategias de TI. Esto hace de estas un buen nicho de mercado para consultores y especialistas dedicados a implementar modelos y procesos de servicios par...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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

  9. De “la Quema” al parque: notas sobre las políticas urbanas en la dictadura y la producción de pequeños consensos cotidianos en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (1976-1983

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    Natalia Cosacov

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes the changes that have occurred between 1976 and 1983 in the neighborhood of Villa Soldati of the City of Buenos Aires from a double register: the public policies that impacted in the quarter and the inhabitants` social perspectives of them. To do this, first this article reconstructs the changes produced by the application of public policies that transformed this part of the city. The emphasis is placed on the last military dictatorship period, especially in the closing of the waste dumper and the urbanization of these areas. Second, this article analyzes how the district’s residents lived these transformations. Retrieving the perspectives of the people allows showing how these urban policies were meant for the inhabitants from a micro territorial experience and show the complexity of the building processes and experienciation of the city

  10. Adaptaciones de la fiscalidad a la economía rural en los inicios del período independiente. Estacionalidad productiva e impuestos al comercio en la campaña de Buenos Aires (1810-1840

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    Antonio Galarza

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    Full Text Available El artículo versa acerca de las reformas fiscales de 1822 en la provincia de Buenos Aires, las cuales establecieron un calendario de pagos para los comercios rurales. A partir de la hipótesis de que la fecha estipulada en dicho calendario se correspondía con los momentos más álgidos de la práctica comercial en la campaña porteña, se indaga en la estacionalidad de las actividades productivas y comerciales en la campaña sur. Sobre la base del estudio de caso del partido de Chascomús, se analizan además las características de la recaudación de estos impuestos en las décadas de 1810, 1820 y 1830, a fin de identificar su posible vinculación con la estacionalidad del comercio.   The article concerns the tax reforms of 1822 in the province of Buenos Aires, which established a payments calendar for rural trade. From the hypothesis that the date specified in the calendar corresponds with the most critical moments of commercial practice in Buenos Aires’s countryside, I examine the seasonality of production and commercial activities in the southern hinterland. Based on the case study of Chascomús, this article also examines the characteristics of this collection of taxes in the 1810s, 1820s and 1830s to identify their possible relationship with the seasonality of trade.

  11. Water vapor effect on high-temperature oxidation behavior of Fe3Al intermetallics

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    Sebastian Chevalier, Pitor Juzon, Kazimierz Przybylski and Jean-Pierre Larpin

    2009-01-01

    Fe3Al intermetallics (Fe3Al, Fe3Al-Zr, Fe3Al-Zr,Mo and Fe3Al-Zr,Mo,Nb) were oxidized at 950 °C in dry and humid (11 vol% water) synthetic air. Thermogravimetric measurements showed that the oxidation rates of the tested intermetallics were lower in humid air than in dry air (especially for Fe3Al-Zr,Mo and Fe3Al-Zr,Mo,Nb). The addition of small amounts of Zr, Mo or Nb improved the kinetics compared with that of the undoped Fe3Al. Fe3Al showed massive spallation, whereas Fe3Al-Zr, Fe3Al-Zr,Mo a...

  12. 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

  13. Cuerpo y narrativa: una aproximación etnográfica al proceso de atención del embarazo, parto y puerperio de mujeres viviendo con vih en la ciudad de Buenos Aires

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    Guadalupe García

    2009-01-01

    Este trabajo es parte de una investigación más amplia, uno de cuyos objetivos es indagar el modo en que la experiencia en la atención médica y la utilización de procedimientos para evitar la trasmisión perinatal del VIH reconfiguran la experiencia de vivir con la enfermedad y los sentidos asignados a la maternidad y al VIH-SIDA por parte de las mujeres afectadas. En este artículo exploro el papel que el saber médico y las condiciones de la atención obstétrica juegan en la producción de sentid...

  14. Farklı Çalışma Ortamlarında Oluşabilecek Hava Kirliliğinin Çalışanların Sağlığı Üzerindeki Etkileri / The Effects of Air Pollution on Workers’ Health In Different Work Places

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    Simge Taner; Utkan Özdemir

    2012-01-01

    Endüstriyel ve endüstriyel olmayan (okul, ofis, fotokopi merkezleri, restoran vb.) çalışma alanlarındaki hava kalitesi, çalışma ortamında bulunan personelin sadece konforu için değil, sağlığı için de büyük önem taşımaktadır. İç ortam hava kalitesi değerlendirmesi yapılırken genellikle sıcaklık, nem oranı, hava akım hızı, kükürtdioksit (SO2), karbondioksit (CO2), solunabilinir asılı partikül madde (PM), hidrojen sülfür (H2S), uçucu organik bileşikler (VOC), azot oksitler (NOx), karbonmonoksit ...

  15. 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...

  16. 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

  17. La realidad virtual en televisión: El paso del átomo al bit

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde los comienzos de la televisión, los actores se posicionaban en el estudio ante un escenario simple. La función del escenario era crear un espacio, un tiempo y una atmósfera. Sin embargo, muy pronto se necesitó ofrecer al espectador una impresión de espacio que rompiera con el set tradicional. En este contexto se enmarca el fenómeno primero del croma-key y después de la escenografía virtual, que surge como una aplicación de la realidad virtual en el campo televisivo. El uso de esta tecnología introduce novedades significativas en las estructuras representativas del discurso televisivo. La puesta en escena se desmaterializa, abandonando su referente real en favor de la imagen de síntesis, fruto del proceso de incrustación digital entre la señal de cámara y el entorno virtual. El escenario virtual sustituye el espacio televisivo real por un espacio televisivo que produce un efecto de realidad.

  18. Oxidation Behaviour of Sputtered Ni-3Cr-20Al Alloy

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    The oxidation behavior of sputtered Ni-3Cr-20Al coating at 900°C in air was investigated. A dense Al2O3 layer was formed on the sputtered Ni-3Cr-20Al coating after 200 h oxidation.However, owing to the segregation of Ni3Al during oxidation Focess at high temperature, the spinel NiAl2O4 was also formed in the Al2O3 layer. It was found that the formation of NiAl2O4had no detrimental effect on the oxidation resistance of the sputtered Ni-3Cr-20Al coating due to the excellent adhesion shown by the Al2O3 and NiAl2O4 complex oxide scale.

  19. Summary Day 1: Second AirMonTech Workshop, Current and Future Air Quality Monitoring

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    2012-01-01

    Presentación resumen de las ponencias del primer día de las Second AirMonTech Workshop, Current and Future Air Quality Monitoring. Estas jornadas tuvieron lugar en Barcelona del 25 al 26 de abril de 2012.

  20. 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...

  1. All About ALS

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    ... please review our exit disclaimer . Subscribe All About ALS Understanding a Devastating Disorder In the summer of ... of research dollars—for a fatal disease called ALS. ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It’s also ...

  2. Description of Microvirga aerophila sp. nov. and Microvirga aerilata sp. nov., isolated from air, reclassification of Balneimonas flocculans Takeda et al. 2004 as Microvirga flocculans comb. nov. and emended description of the genus Microvirga.

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    Weon, Hang-Yeon; Kwon, Soon-Wo; Son, Jung-A; Jo, Eun-Hye; Kim, Soo-Jin; Kim, Yi-Seul; Kim, Byung-Yong; Ka, Jong-Ok

    2010-11-01

    Two bacterial strains, 5420S-12(T) and 5420S-16(T), isolated from air samples, were characterized using a polyphasic approach. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed that strain 5420S-12(T) was related phylogenetically to Microvirga subterranea FaiI4(T) (97.4 % sequence similarity) and Microvirga guangxiensis 25B(T) (97.1 %) and that strain 5420S-16(T) was closely related to Balneimonas flocculans TFB(T) (98.0 %) and Microvirga guangxiensis 25B(T) (97.2 %). The G+C content of the genomic DNA was 62.2 mol% for strain 5420S-12(T) and 61.5 mol% for strain 5420S-16(T). The major fatty acid was C(18 : 1)ω7c. The results of DNA-DNA hybridization and the phenotypic data showed that strains 5420S-12(T) and 5420S-16(T) could be distinguished from phylogenetically related species and represent two novel species within the genus Microvirga, for which the names Microvirga aerophila sp. nov. (type strain 5420S-12(T) =KACC 12743(T) =NBRC 106136(T)) and Microvirga aerilata sp. nov. (type strain 5420S-16(T) =KACC 12744(T) =NBRC 106137(T)) are proposed. Furthermore, the reclassification of Balneimonas flocculans as Microvirga flocculans comb. nov. (type strain TFB(T) =JCM 11936(T) =KCTC 12101(T) =IAM 15034(T) =ATCC BAA-817(T)) is proposed and an emended description of the genus Microvirga is provided. PMID:20023055

  3. Armaflex in Burj al Arab; Armaflex im Burj al Arab

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    Steiner, B.

    2003-07-01

    This article describes the Burj al Arab in Dubai, the unique seven-star high-rise hotel. The construction of the hotel, that is built on 250 piles driven into the sand of an artificial island in the Persian Gulf, is described. In particular, various special materials used in the building are described, as are the luxurious fittings and furnishings of the hotel. The cooling and air-conditioning installations that are necessary as a result of the desert climate of Dubai are described and the use of 'Armaflex' elastomer insulating material for the insulation of refrigeration machines and cold-water piping is discussed.

  4. AlN/IDT/AlN/Sapphire SAW Heterostructure for High-Temperature Applications.

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    Legrani, Ouarda; Aubert, Thierry; Elmazria, Omar; Bartasyte, Ausrine; Nicolay, Pascal; Talbi, Abdelkrim; Boulet, Pascal; Ghanbaja, Jaafar; Mangin, Denis

    2016-06-01

    Recent studies have evidenced that Pt/AlN/Sapphire surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices are promising for high-temperature high-frequency applications. However, they cannot be used above 700°C in air atmosphere as the Pt interdigital transducers (IDTs) agglomerate and the AlN layer oxidizes in such conditions. In this paper, we explore the possibility to use an AlN protective overlayer to concurrently hinder these phenomena. To do so, AlN/IDT/AlN/Sapphire heterostructures undergo successive annealing steps from 800°C to 1000°C in air atmosphere. The impact of each step on the morphology, microstructure, and phase composition of AlN and Pt films is evaluated using optical microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM and TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS). Finally, acoustical performance at room temperature of both protected and unprotected SAW devices are compared, as well as the effects of annealing on these performance. These investigations show that the use of an overlayer is one possible solution to strongly hinder the Pt IDTs agglomeration up to 1000°C. Moreover, AlN/IDT/AlN/Sapphire SAW heterostructures show promising performances in terms of stability up to 800°C. At higher temperatures, the oxidation of AlN is more intense and makes it inappropriate to be used as a protective layer. PMID:27076407

  5. Eskişehir’de Hava Kirliliği ve Doğal Gazın Tarihçesi: Genel Değerlendirme / History of Air Pollution and Natural Gas Usage in Eskişehir: A General Review

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    Nazmi Oruç

    2012-12-01

    şehir temiz hava planı (2011-2014 hazırlanmıştır. Partikül Madde ve SO2 yanında NO2,O3 ve PAH gibi kirleticilerin ve ulaşım araçlarının neden olduğu kirliliğin de irdelendiği bu raporda, Eskişehir için ulusal yasal sınır değerleri zorlayan bir durum söz konusu olmasa da geniş ölçekte Avrupa Birliği ve Dünya Sağlık Örgütü (DSÖ gibi kuruluşların oluşturmuş olduğu standartların üzerinde değerlere rastlandığı kaydedilmektedir. Hava kirliliğinin önlenmesi amacıyla doğal gaz kullanımına ilk kez Eskişehir Organize Sanayi Bölgesinde (EOSB Botaş bünyesinde 1990 yılında başlanılmış daha sonra bu hizmet özelleştirme kapsamı içerisinde 2004 yılında Eskişehir Doğal Gaz Dağıtım A.Ş. (ESGAZ firmasına devredilmiştir. ESGAZ, Büyükşehir Belediyesi mücavir alanlarda yer alan imara açık tüm cadde ve sokaklara doğal gaz hizmeti vermekte olup 2004 yılında devir alınan 107.000 bağımsız birim sayısını 2011 yılı sonu itibariyle 300.000’e çıkartmıştır. EOSB bölgesi hariç evsel ve şehir içi sanayi tüketimi de 2005 yılında 211.756.888 m3 iken, 2011 yılında 348.974.147 m3’e çıkmıştır. Tüm bu olumlu gelişmelere karşın doğal gaz alt yapısı bulunan bazı semt ve apartmanlarda günümüzde de ithal ve yerli kömür kullanılması zaman zaman hava kirliliğine neden olmaktadır. İlk aşamada kent merkezinde özellikle kış aylarında kömür yerine tamamen doğal gaza geçilmesi ve ulaşım kaynaklı hava kirliğinin azaltılması için gereken önlemlerin alınması önerilmiştir. History of Air Pollution and Natural Gas Usage in Eskişehir: A General Review The aim of this study is to investigate the use of natural gas and air pollution levels in Eskişehir City Center in the last 30 years. Air pollution has been phenomena in Eskişehir since the beginning of 1980s, due to the use of low quality coal, unplanned and irregular urbanization and negative climate factors. First air

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Carmody, Patricio Mateo. Buscando consensos al fin del mundo: hacia una política exterior Argentina con consensos (2015-2027) : Buenos Aires, Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales (CARI), Buenos Aires, 2015, 237 páginas

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    Esta publicación es una continuación del trabajo “Política exterior al fin del mundo. Argentina, Brasil y Chile en el tiempo democrático (1983-2010)”, en el cual el autor analiza los niveles de consenso en materia de política exterior de estos tres países latinoamericanos, concluyendo que, mientras en Brasil y en Chile existe cierto grado de consenso, en Argentina hay “desacuerdos básicos” en su política internacional. Ante tal panorama, Carmody se plantea si es posible diseñar una política e...

  11. Cathodic electrochemiluminescence at double barrier Al/Al2O3/Al/Al2O3 tunnel emission electrodes

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    Double insulating barrier tunnel emission electrodes were fabricated by adding a new pure aluminum layer upon oxidized aluminum electrodes by vacuum evaporation and thermally oxidizing the new aluminum layer in air at room temperature. Resulting Al/Al2O3/Al/Al2O3 electrodes allow the use of various aluminum alloys in the electrode body necessary for hardness or shaping ability of the electrode while obtaining the luminescence properties of pure aluminum oxide. During electrical excitation of luminescent labels by cathodic hot electron injection into aqueous electrolyte solution, the background noise is mainly based on high-field-induced solid-state electroluminescence and F-center luminescence of the outer aluminum oxide film. The more defect states and/or impurity centers the outer oxide film contains, the higher is the background emission intensity. The present electrode fabrication method provides a considerable improvement in signal-to-noise ratio for time-resolved electrochemiluminescence (TR-ECL) measurements when the original native oxide film of the electrode body contains luminescence centers displaying long-lived luminescence. The excellent performance of the present electrodes is demonstrated by extremely low-level detection of Tb(III) chelates, luminol, Pt(II) coproporphyrin and Tb(III) labels in an immunometric immunoassay by time-resolved electrochemiluminescence

  12. High temperature creep behaviour of Al-rich Ti-Al alloys

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    Sturm, D; Heilmaier, M; Saage, H [Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Institute for Materials and Joining Technology, PO Box 4120, D-39016 Magdeburg (Germany); Aguilar, J; Schmitz, G J; Drevermann, A [ACCESS e.V., Intzestrasse 5, D-52072 Aachen (Germany); Palm, M; Stein, F; Engberding, N [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Eisenforschung GmbH, Max-Planck-Str. 1, D-40237 Duesseldorf (Germany); Kelm, K; Irsen, S, E-mail: daniel.sturm@ovgu.d [Stiftung caesar, Electron Microscopy, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, D-53175 Bonn (Germany)

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    Compared to Ti-rich {gamma}-TiAl-based alloys Al-rich Ti-Al alloys offer an additional reduction of in density and a better oxidation resistance which are both due to the increased Al content. Polycrystalline material was manufactured by centrifugal casting. Microstructural characterization was carried out employing light-optical, scanning and transmission electron microscopy and XRD analyses. The high temperature creep of two binary alloys, namely Al{sub 60}Ti{sub 40} and Al{sub 62}Ti{sub 38} was comparatively assessed with compression tests at constant true stress in a temperature range between 1173 and 1323 K in air. The alloys were tested in the cast condition (containing various amounts of the metastable phases Al{sub 5}Ti{sub 3} and h-Al{sub 2}Ti) and after annealing at 1223 K for 200 h which produced (thermodynamically stable) lamellar {gamma}-TiAl + r-Al{sub 2}Ti microstructures. In general, already the as-cast alloys exhibit a reasonable creep resistance at 1173 K. Compared with Al{sub 60}Ti{sub 40}, both, the as-cast and the annealed Al{sub 62}Ti{sub 38} alloy exhibit better creep resistance up to 1323 K which can be rationalized by the reduced lamella spacing. The assessment of creep tests conducted at identical stress levels and varying temperatures yielded apparent activation energies for creep of Q = 430 kJ/mol for the annealed Al{sub 60}Ti{sub 40} alloy and of Q = 383 kJ/mol for the annealed Al{sub 62}Ti{sub 38} material. The latter coincides well with that of Al diffusion in {gamma}-TiAl, whereas the former can be rationalized by the instability of the microstructure containing metastable phases.

  13. Armar y vestir al ejército de la Nación: los artefactos militares del Fuerte General Paz (Carlos Casares, Buenos Aires en el marco de la construcción del Estado nacional y la guerra de frontera WEAPONS AND UNIFORMS FOR THE ARMY OF THE NATION: THE MILITARY ARTIFACTS FROM FORT GENERAL PAZ, CARLOS CASARES, BUENOS AIRES, IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NATION STATE AND THE FRONTIER WAR

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    Juan Bautista Leoni

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se aborda el análisis del conjunto de artefactos militares (elementos de armas y uniformes del sitio arqueológico Fuerte General Paz, Carlos Casares, Buenos Aires, comandancia de la Frontera Oeste entre 1869 y 1877. Se utiliza un enfoque amplio que comprende tanto el análisis tipológico y funcional de los artefactos como la investigación de documentos escritos, incluyendo relatos testimoniales de la época, registros oficiales del gobierno y reglamentos militares vigentes. Al tratarse de una guarnición militar significativa por su tamaño y su rol en la estructura de la línea de frontera, el conjunto permite evaluar el proceso de construcción de un ejército nacional efectivo, una aspiración principal de los primeros gobiernos del estado nacional liberal que surgió a partir de 1862. El análisis de los artefactos provenientes del sitio muestra una gran variedad de armas en servicio y una aplicación por lo menos laxa de los reglamentos vigentes para uniformes, mostrando que la estandarización y regularización deseada por las autoridades estaba lejos de lograrse, y que necesariamente deben combinarse distintas fuentes de información para obtener mejores interpretaciones de los diversos aspectos de la vida en los emplazamientos militares de frontera.This paper analyzes the assemblage of military artifacts from Fort General Paz, Carlos Casares, Buenos Aires, headquarters of the so-called Western Frontier between 1869 and 1877. A broad approach is employed, including both the typological and functional analysis of the artifacts and the examination of the documentary record, which comprises contemporary witnesses' accounts as well as official records and military regulations. Since it was a sizeable military garrison, the assemblage allows us to assess the intended process of construction of an efficient national army, a principal goal of the first liberal governments after 1862. The analysis shows a great degree of

  14. New directions: Air pollution challenges for developing megacities like Delhi

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    Kumar, Prashant; Khare, Mukesh; Harrison, Roy M.; Bloss, William J.; Lewis, Alastair C.; Coe, Hugh; Morawska, Lidia

    2015-12-01

    Most major cities around the world experience periods of elevated air pollution levels, which exceed international health-based air quality standards (Kumar et al., 2013). Although it is a global problem, some of the highest air pollution levels are found in rapidly expanding cities in India and China. The sources, emissions, transformations and broad effects of meteorology on air pollution are reasonably well accounted in air quality control strategies in many developed cities; however these key factors remain poorly constrained in the growing cities of countries with emerging economies. We focus here on Delhi, one of the largest global population centres, which faces particular air pollution challenges, now and in the future.

  15. Melting, Processing, and Properties of Disordered Fe-Al and Fe-Al-C Based Alloys

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    Satya Prasad, V. V.; Khaple, Shivkumar; Baligidad, R. G.

    2014-09-01

    This article presents a part of the research work conducted in our laboratory to develop lightweight steels based on Fe-Al alloys containing 7 wt.% and 9 wt.% aluminum for construction of advanced lightweight ground transportation systems, such as automotive vehicles and heavy-haul truck, and for civil engineering construction, such as bridges, tunnels, and buildings. The melting and casting of sound, porosity-free ingots of Fe-Al-based alloys was accomplished by a newly developed cost-effective technique. The technique consists of using a special flux cover and proprietary charging schedule during air induction melting. These alloys were also produced using a vacuum induction melting (VIM) process for comparison purposes. The effect of aluminum (7 wt.% and 9 wt.%) on melting, processing, and properties of disordered solid solution Fe-Al alloys has been studied in detail. Fe-7 wt.% Al alloy could be produced using air induction melting with a flux cover with the properties comparable to the alloy produced through the VIM route. This material could be further processed through hot and cold working to produce sheets and thin foils. The cold-rolled and annealed sheet exhibited excellent room-temperature ductility. The role of carbon in Fe-7 wt.% Al alloys has also been examined. The results indicate that Fe-Al and Fe-Al-C alloys containing about 7 wt.% Al are potential lightweight steels.

  16. 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.)

  17. Reflexiones entorno al concepto de empresa virtual

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    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available La convergencia entre las telecomunicaciones y la informática produce un replanteamiento de la noción tradicional de empresa. La empresa virtual es el resultado de la aplicación de las tecnologías de la información al modelo y estructura tradicional de las compañías1. Este cambio proviene del papel fundamental que tiene la información como célula de las compañías. La empresa es la expresión de la autonomía privada mediante la cual se organiza la producción de bienes y servicios, su distribución y comercialización y se articula la generación de riqueza. La información junto al capital son los elementos fundamentales para que la empresa surja y para que su desarrollo redunde en la puesta en marcha de una organización formal que administra riesgos, limita la responsabilidad de los asociados y confluye en la personalidad jurídica propia e independiente. Con la aparición de internet y del comercio electrónico, aparecieron empresas puramente electrónicas: las "punto com", cuyo destino fue desastroso en la mayoría de los casos. Sin embargo, este período inicial produjo un resultado evidente: las empresas tradicionales actualmente incluyen a las tecnologías de la información como herramienta de cambio en su estructura y como posibilidad de lograr mejores procesos internos. Ese cambio interno, aún en proceso de construcción, no es la única consecuencia relacionada con la empresa, la relación con los consumidores-clientes también se modifica, por ejemplo, por la aparición de los esquemas peer-to-peer en los que el usuario es creador y productor de contenidos y reemplaza a los empleados como factores de producción por excelencia. Los sitios web son el escenario de presentación de las empresas virtuales donde estas logran un punto de interacción con los consumidores y en los cuales se expresan las distintas áreas tradicionales de una sociedad comercial. El comercio electrónico es por su parte el medio ambiente de la

  18. 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)

  19. 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...

  20. 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....

  1. Género, Desarrollo y Cooperación al Desarrollo

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    Teresa Rendón

    2003-02-01

    Full Text Available La diferenciación social existente entre hombres y mujeres -denominada "género"en la literatura de nuestros días- es considerada como una de las modalidades de desigualdad más generalizadas en el mundo contemporáneo. Por lo tanto, lograr la igualdad social entre los sexos constituye uno de los objetivos del desarrollo y de la cooperación al desarrollo. En un principio, a la luz de un enfoque denominado "Mujeres en el desarrollo", se buscaba una mayor y mejor integración femenina a la actividad económica para el mercado, mediante programas productivos y de capacitación dirigidos a grupos de mujeres. Más tarde, este enfoque centrado en las mujeres, se sustituyó por el de "Género en el Desarrollo", un enfoque más amplio e integrado que abarca los distintos ámbitos del desarrollo y de la cooperación, pues se reconoce que el problema de la inequidad entre los sexos no atañe sólo a las mujeres sino a la sociedad en su conjunto. No obstante, entre los planes y programas y su puesta en práctica hay todavía una enorme brecha.

  2. Nuevos tratamientos T6 para aleaciones de AlSi obtenidas por conformación en estado semisólido

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    Menargues, S.

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available In this work the microstructural changes that occurs during the solution and aging steps of heat treated of AlSi alloys, conformed in semi-solid state, were analysed. The study allowed developing a new T6 heat treatment, with solution times down to 30 min. With this new short heat treatment, the alloy showed better mechanical properties in comparison with the same alloy heat treated in standard conditions (solution times between 6 h and 8 h. This new heat treatment, carried out at 540 ºC, allowed complete magnesium dissolution and, at the same time, minimizes the grain and eutectic silicon growth. Although this experimentation was carried out with A356 and A357 aluminum alloys, conformed by Sub-Liquidus-Casting process, these results may be applicable to components produced with other semi-solid technologies and with others AlSi hardenable alloys that form coherent magnesium precipitates. The characterization of samples was carried out by micrographic analysis, by hardness and ultramicrohardnes tests.Se estudian los cambios microestructurales que tienen lugar en los tratamientos térmicos de las aleaciones AlSi, conformadas en estado semisólido, durante las etapas de puesta en solución y envejecimiento. El estudio ha permitido proponer nuevos tratamientos T6, con tiempos de puesta en solución inferiores a los 30 min, manteniendo o mejorando las propiedades mecánicas que se obtienen con los actuales procesos de tratamiento de 6 a 8 h. Estos tratamientos de corta duración, realizados a 540 ºC, permiten una completa disolución del magnesio, minimizando al mismo tiempo el crecimiento de los granos y del silicio eutéctico. Si bien la experimentación se ha realizado con componentes producidos por Sub-Liquidus Casting (SLC con aleaciones A356 y A357, se considera que los resultados obtenidos pueden ser aplicables a los componentes producidos en estado semisólido por otras tecnologías, con diferentes aleaciones AlSi que se endurecen por

  3. Aussprache als motorische Fertigkeit

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    Bonner, Maria

    2013-01-01

    Authentische Aussprache gilt im Fremdsprachenunterricht als schwer erreichbares Ziel, fremdsprachlicher Akzent wird als nahezu unvermeidbar gesehen. Weder die Hypothese einer kritischen Periode für den Erwerb einer authentischen Aussprache noch das Konzept der Fossilierung im Sprachlernprozess...

  4. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

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    ... benefit of 16 months before onset of severe respiratory failure. Other treatments are designed to relieve symptoms and ... of ALS. Most people with ALS die from respiratory failure, usually within 3 to 5 years from the ...

  5. Initial Symptoms of ALS

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    ... Chapters Certified Centers and Clinics Support Groups About ALS About Us Our Research In Your Community Advocate ... Diagnosis En español Symptoms The initial symptoms of ALS can be quite varied in different people. One ...

  6. Consideraciones sobre el servicio de asesoramiento al regante para las condiciones de Cuba

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    Enrique Cisneros Zayas

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Los Servicios de Asesoramiento al Regante (SAR son sin duda una de las herramientas más interesantes para hacer del regadío una actividad sostenible, al tener como finalidad principal la mejora en la eficiencia en el uso y la gestión integral del agua de riego. En Cuba, el riego y el drenaje son imprescindibles para tener producciones de calidad, es por ello que no podemos renunciar a su ejecución. Por otra parte la mecanización masiva del riego, mediante la extensión de las máquinas de pivote central y otras, aunque logran elevadas productividades de áreas regadas por hombre, muestran signos de poca efectividad agrícola y baja eficiencia en el uso del agua, que están relacionada generalmente a su empleo incorrecto y al desconocimiento del modo de operar estas tecnologías, una de las vías para mejorar esta situación es a través de los SAR. En nuestro país se pretende poner en funcionamiento este servicio y ya se cuenta con algunas experiencias, las que están propiciando un flujo de información y conocimientos. El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo dar a conocer las experiencias adquiridas en Cuba durante su creación, se completa la información con los resultados obtenidos y se dan algunas consideraciones a tener en cuenta para su futura puesta en marcha.

  7. Las reformas del permiso de conducción puestas en marcha en Europa y las investigaciones internacionales en este campo: cómo formar al conductor y a la conductora, cómo educar al hombre y a la mujer

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    Assailly, Jean-Pascal

    2010-01-01

    En este trabajo se presentan algunos resultados de investigaciones europeas recientes en materia de seguridad vial, teniendo en cuenta dos ejes clave: — La formación del conductor: se mostrará como las nuevas conceptualizaciones sobre el comportamiento en la conducción producirán modificaciones en la educación vial, en la formación inicial de los conductores, en el examen para obtener el permiso de conducir, en las medidas post permiso y más ampliamente, en el aprendizaje a lo largo de la vid...

  8. Air protection. Ochrana ovzdusia

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    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.)

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Astronom\\'ia al Aire: Media Convergence in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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    Núñez, Luis A

    2015-01-01

    We describe the experience of running an Astrophysics outreach initiative involving traditional mass media like radio broadcast and new digital media like blog, microblogging and internet video channel. Some very successful preliminary results are also presented. This unique experience is helping to create new science informal education environments for Spanish speaking people in Latin America.

  13. Innovación y modernización de la administración pública : El caso de la Secretaría Legal y Técnica de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (2010-2012)

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    Solano, Mauro

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    El presente trabajo tiene por objeto describir y analizar, a partir de la experiencia llevada adelante en la Secretaría Legal y Técnica de la Provincia de Buenos Aires en el período 2010 - 2012, los cambios e impactos ocurridos en las formas de organización del trabajo y los procedimientos de gestión, a partir de la definición y puesta en práctica de un proceso de modernización e introducción de tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones (TICs) en el organismo. A su vez, se identifica...

  14. Al4C3 Hydration Thermochemical Analysis for Burned Carbon-containing Refractories with Al

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    YANG Ding'ao; YU Zhiming; FAN Liuwu

    2003-01-01

    In this paper, X-ray diffractogram analysis and SEM observation of Al4 C3 formed at high temperature from carbon-containing refractories with Al have been carried out.Aluminum added to carbon-containing refractories reacts with C(s)to form Al4 C3(s) gradually during heating from 600 ℃ to 1200℃.It is considered that the interlocked structure of Al4 C3 plate crystals promotes the outstanding increase of hot modulus of rupture of carbon-containing refractories with Al. The HMOR of carbon-containing refractories added with Al additive from 0 to 5wt% increases by 2.8 times being from 6.5MPa to 18.2MPa.After a thermochemical calculation for hydration reaction processes of Al4 C3 and H2O(g), the equilibrium partial pressure chart of H2O(g)in H2O-Al4C3-Al(OH)3 system vs various temperatures has been attained . The H2O (g) partial pressure in the air needed for the Al4 C3 hydration reaction is no more than 10~18 atm at the temperature below 120℃.It is considered that the burned carbon-containing refractories with Al is extremely easy to hydrate and the cracking of burned carbon-containing refractories is generated because that the hydration expansion is 2.11 times during transforming from Al4 C3 to Al(OH)3.The fundamental measure against hydration of the refractories is to insulate the refractories from H2O(g)by various means such as pitch impregnation or other sealing materials.

  15. Evaluación de la recarga natural al acuífero de la cuenca superior del arroyo Napostá Grande, provincia de Buenos Aires Natural recharge evaluation of the aquifer in the upper Arroyo Napostá Grande basin, province of Buenos Aires

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    Jorge C. Carrica

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available La cuenca superior del arroyo Napostá Grande constituye un área de interés para la explotación del recurso hídrico subterráneo como fuente alternativa de abastecimiento de agua a núcleos urbanos de la región entre los que se encuentra la ciudad de Bahía Blanca. El acuífero freático del sector recibe recarga directa de la lluvia a través de la zona no saturada, recarga localizada en el piedemonte serrano y, en mucha menor cuantía, la indirecta por almacenamiento de banco durante las crecidas del arroyo. El objetivo del estudio es determinar cuantitativamente el valor de la recarga y cuales de los mencionados mecanismos son los más importantes, mediante el empleo de distintos métodos: balances hidrológicos diarios a escala de cuenca (programa Visual Balan y de suelo (programa Balshort, balance de cloruros entre el agua de lluvia y el agua de la capa freática y análisis de la curva de recesión de hidrogramas fluviales. Se concluye que la recarga pluvial, localizada en el piedemonte serrano, es la principal fuente de alimentación del acuífero y que, según el método de estimación empleado, la recarga total al acuífero se cifra entre un 7 y un 9% de la precipitación anual media.The upper river basin of Napostá Grande creek constitutes an area of interest for ground water exploitation as an alternative source of water supply to Bahía Blanca city and other urban nuclei of the region. The phreatic aquifer in this area receives direct rain recharge through the unsaturated zone, recharge located in the piedmont area and indirect recharge from bank storage during the streamflow peak in smaller quantity. The objective of the study is to determine quantitatively the recharge and the ranking of the mentioned mechanisms through different methods: daily hydrologic balance both on basin scale (Visual Balan program and soil (Balshort program; chloride balance between rainwater and groundwater and analysis of the hydrograph recession

  16. Strain Rates and Grain Growth in Al 5754 and Al 6061 Friction Stir Spot Welds

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    Gerlich, A.; Yamamoto, M.; North, T. H.

    2007-06-01

    The stir zone temperature and microstructures are compared in friction stir spot welds produced in Al 5754 and Al 6061 alloys. Electron backscattered diffraction was used to determine the relationship between tool rotation speed during welding and final stir zone grain size. Comparison of the grain sizes in rapidly quenched welds with those in air-cooled joints confirmed that grain growth occurred only in Al 6061 spot welds. There was no evidence of abnormal grain growth in the stir zones of Al 6061 welds; the final grain size could be represented using an Arrhenius equation. The strain rates during welding were determined by incorporating the stir zone temperature and average subgrain sizes in quenched spot welds in the Zener-Hollomon relation. When the tool rotation speed increased from 750 to 3000 RPM, the strain rate values ranged from 180 to 497 s-1 in Al 5754 spot welds and from 55 to 395 s-1 in Al 6061 spot welds. It is suggested that a no-slip boundary condition may be appropriate during numerical modeling of Al 5754 and 6061 friction stir spot welding. This is not the case during Al 7075, Al 2024, and Mg-alloy AZ91 spot welding because spontaneous melting facilitates slippage at the tool contact interface.

  17. Indoor air: Contemporary sources, exposures and global implications

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    Morawska, Lidia; Salthammer, Tunga

    2015-04-01

    Recent 'Global Burden of Disease' studies have provided quantitative evidence of the significant role air pollution plays as a human health risk factor (Lim et al., The Lancet, 380: 2224-2260, 2012). Tobacco smoke, including second hand smoke, household air pollution from solid fuels and ambient particulate matter are among the top risks, leading to lower life expectancy around the world.

  18. The contribution of air pollution to heritage management policy strategies

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    Drdácký, Miloš; Slížková, Zuzana

    Paris : ADEME, 2007. s. 16-17 [Joint workshop of the EU project Cult-Strat - The protection of cultural heritage from air pollution. 15.03.2007-16.03.2007, Paris /Louvre Palace/] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20710524 Keywords : architectural heritage * air pollution * conservation strategy Subject RIV: AL - Art, Architecture, Cultural Heritage

  19. 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…

  20. Volver al desarrollo

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    Jaime Ornelas Delgado

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo, categoría empleada para expresar el crecimiento económico, surge durante la "guerra fría" y si bien fue propuesta por teóricos metropolitanos, se asumió en Latinoamérica como parte de los instrumentos disponibles para lograr el crecimiento y alternativa al socialismo. El desarrollo mantuvo su vigencia entre 1945 y 1975, cuando al advenimiento del neoliberalismo fue paulatinamente retirado de la agenda de las preocupaciones nacionales e internacionales. Al iniciarse el siglo xxi, el fracaso del mercado autorregulado trajo de nueva cuenta al debate los problemas del desarrollo, lo que obliga a revisarlo críticamente, tanto como al concepto mismo para mostrar su carácter colonial, si se quiere construir caminos ajenos al neoliberal y superar los problemas que han hecho de Latinoamérica una de las regiones más desiguales del mundo.

  1. Jalta als Heterotopie

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    Schmid, Ulrich

    2013-01-01

    Jalta ist ein Ort, der sich im europäischen Kulturgedächtnis sowohl historisch als auch literarisch als "radikal anderer Ort" - als " Heterotopie" - festgesetzt hat. An der Konferenz von Jalta wurde 1945 eine neue Weltordnung geschaffen in der Hoffnung auf eine bessere Welt. Auch in den Werken von Anton ?echov, vor allem in denjenigen, die in Jalta entstanden sind, wird von einer anderen und besseren Welt geträumt.

  2. Pornographie als Metapher

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    Caroline Schubarth

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available In diesem Artikel werden unterschiedliche metaphorische Verwendungen des Pornografiebegriffs und deren Implikationen untersucht. Während die Existenz von Pornografie der feministischen Anti-Porno-Bewegung als Erklärung für die anhaltende Diskriminierung von Frauen in westlichen Gesellschaften dient, nutzen rechtskonservative Kräfte den Pornografievorwurf als Rechtfertigung für die Zensur von als deviant empfundenen Identitäten und sexuellen Praktiken.

  3. Pornographie als Metapher

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    Caroline Schubarth

    2010-01-01

    In diesem Artikel werden unterschiedliche metaphorische Verwendungen des Pornografiebegriffs und deren Implikationen untersucht. Während die Existenz von Pornografie der feministischen Anti-Porno-Bewegung als Erklärung für die anhaltende Diskriminierung von Frauen in westlichen Gesellschaften dient, nutzen rechtskonservative Kräfte den Pornografievorwurf als Rechtfertigung für die Zensur von als deviant empfundenen Identitäten und sexuellen Praktiken.This article...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Análisis de seguridad y salud ocupacional en el equipo de investigación a cargo del proyecto puesta en valor del patrimonio cultural del noreste de Santa Cruz a través del turismo

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    Ester Beatriz Bravo

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available El equipo de investigación al que la becaria se incorpora, indaga el patrimonio cultural del noreste de Santa Cruz. Su plan de formación buscaba vincular el objeto de análisis con la Tecnicatura Universitaria en Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo que la alumna estudia. Resultó prioritario trabajar en el análisis de las condiciones propias de desempeño del equipo de investigación en relación a la seguridad, con el anhelo de contribuir al desarrollo de un sistema de gestión de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional –recientemente iniciado- para posteriormente, adaptarlo a los diversos sitios y lugares de patrimonio cultural regionales.

  6. Financiamiento al comercio exterior y la década perdida de América Latina

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    Sebastian Alvarez

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available La “Gran Recesión” ha renovado el interés de los economistas sobre el vínculo entre financiamiento al comercio, comercio exterior y crecimiento económico.Los investigadores han encontrado que los efectosde la caída en el crédito a las exportaciones explica engran medida la fuerte caída observada en el comercio internacional luego de la crisis de 2008. En este marco,el presente artículo propone examinar la “década perdida” de América latina durante la crisis de la deuda como un ejemplo comparativo histórico. En los años que siguieron al default mexicano de 1982 y el de otros países latinoamericanos, el acceso al crédito internacional de la región se vio fuertemente limitado,en especial el destinado a financiar las importaciones. No obstante, la puesta en marcha de la estrategia de renegociación de la deuda permitió mantener abiertas algunas líneas de crédito al comercio con América latina, que en muchos casos servían para financiar la importación de bienes intermedios y de capital necesariosa la producción local. Las agencias oficiales de exportación y la adhesión a los programas de ajuste del FMI fueron factores determinantes para acceder a este tipo financiamiento externo.

  7. Al-Anon/Alateen

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    Find an Al-Anon meeting Español | Français 2018 Int'l Convention Home About Group Meetings What If I'm not ready ... a meeting? What can I expect at an Al-Anon meeting? What was my first meeting like? ...

  8. Al - BASED CAST COMPOSITES

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    Rakesh Kumar Yadav

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The economy is very important feature nowadays in themarket. The researches are playing an important role inengineering field to increase the life of machine parts /components and decrease the cost. The compositematerials have the potential to replace widely used steeland aluminium due to their good characteristics withbetter performance. The Al-based composites have foundextensive applications in automobile industries andaerospace industries due to their increased stiffness,strength, thermal conductivity and wear resistanceproperties. A number of particulate phases have beenemployed in the Al-alloy matrix. The cast aluminiumceramicparticulate composites are finding applications inpistons, connecting rods, cylinder liner, engine cylinderblock, electrical contacts etc.The present investigation isbased on study of the effect of particulate phase on theSEM study, micro-hardness, elastic modulus, tensilestrength and the wear behaviour of Al-5 % SiC-7 % Fe,Al-10 % SiC-6 % Fe and Al-15 % SiC-5 % Fe composites.

  9. 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...

  10. Growth and Oxidation of Thin Film Al(2)Cu

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    SON,KYUNG-AH; MISSERT,NANCY A.; BARBOUR,J. CHARLES; HREN,J.J.; COPELAND,ROBERT GUILD; MINOR,KENNETH G.

    2000-01-18

    Al{sub 2}Cu thin films ({approx} 382 nm) are fabricated by melting and resolidifying Al/Cu bilayers in the presence of a {micro} 3 nm Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} passivating layer. X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) measures a 1.0 eV shift of the Cu2p{sub 3/2} peak and a 1.6 eV shift of the valence band relative to metallic Cu upon Al{sub 2}Cu formation. Scanning Electron microscopy (SEM) and Electron Back-Scattered Diffraction (EBSD) show that the Al{sub 2}Cu film is composed of 30-70 {micro}m wide and 10-25 mm long cellular grains with (110) orientation. The atomic composition of the film as estimated by Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) is 67 {+-} 2% Al and 33 {+-} 2% Cu. XPS scans of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/Al{sub 2}Cu taken before and after air exposure indicate that the upper Al{sub 2}Cu layers undergo further oxidation to Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} even in the presence of {approx} 5 nm Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}. The majority of Cu produced from oxidation is believed to migrate below the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} layers, based upon the lack of evidence for metallic Cu in the XPS scans. In contrast to Al/Cu passivated with Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, melting/resolidifying the Al/Cu bilayer without Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} results in phase-segregated dendritic film growth.

  11. Evaluación de la puesta en marcha del enfoque metodológico por competencias comunicativas FOCAL SKILLS Evaluation of the Implementation of the FOCAL SKILLS Approach

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    Yasna Angélica Yilorm Barrientos; Andrea Bárbara Alicia Lizasoain Conejeros

    2012-01-01

    En este trabajo se describe el enfoque metodológico por competencias comunicativas FOCAL SKILLS propuesto por Hastings (2007 [1988]) -vinculado al modelo de comunicación de Jakobson (1960) y la teoría de la competencia comunicativa de Chomsky (1965)- y su posible aplicación en la Universidad Austral de Chile como estrategia para mejorar la adquisición del inglés como lengua extranjera por parte de los estudiantes. Además, se describen la metodología de implementación del enfoque y los obstácu...

  12. Adquisición y desarrollo de competencias a través de la elaboración y puesta en marcha de una campaña de marketing para la presentación de un monoplaza

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    Baena Graciá, Verónica; Padilla Valencia, Vicente

    2011-01-01

    Este artículo describe una actividad de innovación docente llevada a cabo en una universidad española durante el curso 2010/2011 que permitió acercar a los alumnos al mundo profesional a la vez que desarrollaban algunas de las competencias básicas requeridas en el entorno laboral. Esta actividad fue llevada a cabo entre alumnos de la Escuela Politécnica y la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, coordinados por profesores de ambas Escuelas/Facultades de dicha Universidad. Los excelentes resultados o...

  13. Evaluación formativa y compartida en la docencia universitaria y el Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior: cuestiones clave para su puesta en práctica

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    Ángel PÉREZ PUEYO; Belén TABERNERO SÁNCHEZ; López Pastor, Víctor Manuel; Ureña Ortín, Nuria; Ruiz Lara, Encarna; Caplloch Bujosa, Marta; González Fernández, Natalia; Castejón Oliva, Francisco Javier

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    La incorporación de la universidad española al Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior (EEES) está conllevando una serie de adaptaciones legislativas y diversas modificaciones en el papel del profesorado universitario y en el papel del alumnado.Algunas de estas modificaciones están relacionadas con el concepto de competencias (transversales y específicas) establecidas en los títulos de grado. Este concepto supone realizar cambios importantes en el sistema universitario que equilibren las compet...

  14. Investigación en innovación educativa, y puesta en marcha de iniciativas de mejora de la calidad en el ámbito de la docencia en estadística económica

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    Jano Salagre, María Dolores; González Martín, Ana Isabel; Marco Crespo, Rocío; Ortiz Serrano, Salvador; Soto Ortego, Francisco; Varela Merino, Begoña

    2005-01-01

    Ante el reto que supone el proceso de convergencia al Espacio Europeo en la Educación Superior (EEES), se pusieron en marcha varias iniciativas de mejora de la calidad en el ámbito de la docencia en estadística económica en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Tales iniciativas se enmarcan dentro de un Proyecto de Innovación Docente (PID) realizado a lo largo del curso académico 2004-05 por un grupo de 6 profesores del Departamento de Economía Aplicada que impartieron docencia en la asignatura ...

  15. Effects of air humidity on ionization chamber response

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    A study of the effect of air humidity on four different ionization chamber cap materials verified earlier studies (Kristensen and Sundbom, 1981; Mijnheer et al., 1983) and extended our understanding of the problem. We found nylon and A-150 plastic caps swell as they absorb water from the air. This accounts for as much as 2.5% increase in ionization response. Graphite chambers readily absorb and desorb water from the air. This creates a problem in maintaining dry air in a wet graphite chamber. Humid air has a different density and W value than dry air (Niatel, 1969, 1975). This decreases the charge collected in a wet graphite chamber. We observe a decrease in response of approximately 2%, a value greater than can be accounted for by these effects alone. Polyethylene chambers are unaffected by humid air. 4 refs., 9 figs

  16. Tribological Properties of Ti(Al,O)/Al2O3 Composite Coating by Thermal Spraying

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    Salman, Asma; Gabbitas, Brian; Cao, Peng; Zhang, Deliang

    The use of thermal spray coatings provides protection to the surfaces operating in severe environments. The main goal of the current work is to investigate the possibility of using a high velocity air fuel (HVAF) thermally sprayed wear resistant Ti(Al,O)/Al2O3 coating on tool steel (H13) which is used for making dies for aluminium high pressure die casting and dummy blocks aluminium extrusion. A feedstock of Ti(Al,O)/Al2O3 composite powder was produced from a mixture of Al and TiO2 powders by high energy mechanical milling, followed by a thermal reaction process. The feedstock was then thermally sprayed using a high velocity air-fuel (HVAF) technique onto H13 steel substrates to produce a composite coating. The present study describes and compares the tribological properties such as friction and sliding wear rate of the coating both at room and high temperature (700°C). The wear resistance of the coating was investigated by a tribometer using a spherical ended alumina pin as a counter body under dry and lubricating conditions. The results showed that composite coating has lower wear rate at high temperature than at room temperature without using lubricant. The composite coating was characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), optical microscopy and X-ray diffractometry (XRD). This paper reports the experimental observations and discusses the wear resistance performance of the coatings at room and high temperatures.

  17. [Environmental factors in ALS].

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    Juntas-Morales, Raul; Pageot, Nicolas; Corcia, Philippe; Camu, William

    2014-05-01

    ALS is likely to be a disorder of multifactorial origin. Among all the factors that may increase the risk of ALS, environmental ones are being studied for many years, but in the recent years, several advances have pointed to a new interest in their potential involvement in the disease process, especially for the cyanotoxin BMAA. Food containing BMAA has been found on Guam, a well-known focus of ALS/parkinsonism/dementia and high levels of BMAA have been identified into the brain of these patients. The BMAA cyanotoxin is potentially ubiquitous and have also been found into the food of patients who died from ALS both in Europe and USA. BMAA can be wrongly integrated into the protein structure during mRNA traduction, competing with serine. This may induce abnormal protein folding and a subsequent cell death. Heavy metals, such as lead or mercury may be directly toxic for neuronal cells. Several works have suggested an increased risk of ALS in individuals chronically exposed to these metals. Exposure to pesticides has been suggested to be linked to an increased risk of developing ALS. The mechanism of their toxicity is likely to be mediated by paraoxonases. These proteins are in charge of detoxifying the organism from toxins, and particularly organophosphates. To date, there are insufficient scientific data to suggest that exposure to electromagnetic fields may increase the risk of having ALS. We are particularly missing longitudinal cohorts to demonstrate that risk. PMID:24703731

  18. The cyclic oxidation resistance at 1200 C of Beta-NiAl, FeAl, and CoAl alloys with selected third element additions

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    The intermetallic compounds Beta-NiAl, FeAl, and CoAl were tested in cyclic oxidation with selected third element alloy additions. Tests in static air for 200 1-hr cycles at 1200 C indicated by specific weight change/time data and x-ray diffraction analysis that the 5 at percent alloy additions did not significantly improve the oxidation resistance over the alumina forming baseline alloys without the additions. Many of the alloy additions were actually deleterious. Ta and Nb were the only alloy additions that actually altered the nature of the oxide(s) formed and still maintained the oxidation resistance of the protective alumina scale

  19. 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...

  20. 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 ...

  1. 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...

  2. 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

  3. 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...

  4. 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

  5. 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,…

  6. 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.…

  7. 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...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. We Pollute the Air

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    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.

  11. Desarrollo y aplicación del diagnóstico y pronóstico técnico al mantenimiento de los sistemas centralizados de aire acondicionado // Develop and application of the diagnosis and technical prediction to the maintenance of the centralized systems of conditi

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    J. L. Sánchez Ávila

    2000-10-01

    Full Text Available Se expone la aplicación del mantenimiento por diagnóstico y pronóstico técnico al sistema centralizado de aireacondicionado con recuperación del calor del hotel LTI Bella Costa; como solución a los graves problemas a que seenfrenta la dirección de servicios técnicos de las instalaciones turísticas para realizar un mantenimiento con calidad y a unmenor costo.El desarrollo de un plan experimental, en las instalaciones del hotel, permitió obtener las curvas que expresan elcomportamiento de la degradación de estos sistemas en el tiempo, así como determinar el momento más oportuno para larealización del mantenimiento.La aplicación de esta investigación permitió la implementación de un mantenimiento menos costoso y de más calidad,aumentando la rentabilidad de la labor del mantenimiento, y lo que es decisivo en este tipo de instalación: la seguridad en laexplotación como garantía de un servicio sin fallas.Palabras claves: mantenimiento, refrigeración, predictivo, diagnóstico, pronóstico.____________________________________________________________________Abstract:In this paper is exposed the application of the maintenance by diagnosis and technical prediction to the centralized systemof air conditioned with heat recovery of the hotel Beautiful LTI Costa; as a solution to the serious problems that thetechnical management services faces in the tourist facilities to carry out a maintenance with quality and whith smaller cost.The development of an experimental plan, in the hotel facilities, allowed to obtain the curves that express the behavior ofthe degradation of these systems in the time, as well as to determine the most opportune moment for the realization of themaintenance.The application of this investigation allowed the implementation of a less expensive maintenance and of more quality,increasing the profitability of the maintenance work, and what is decisive in this installation type: the security in theexploitation as a

  12. Sociale media als leermiddel

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    Rubens, Wilfred

    2012-01-01

    Rubens, W. (2012, 5 juni). Sociale media als leermiddel. Presentatie over het gebruik van sociale media binnen het onderwijs, verzorgd tijdens een ouderraadbijeenkomst van de Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Etten-Leur, Etten-Leur, Nederland.

  13. MDA ALS Caregiver's Guide

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    ... R.D., C.N.S.D., L.D.N. Nutritionist MDA/ALS Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center ... neurologists, physiatrists, therapists (physical, occupa- tional, speech, respiratory), nutritionists, social work- ers, pulmonologists, gastroenterologists and medical equipment ...

  14. Regionale Herkunft als Bonus

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    Der Bio-Sektor durchlebt bewegte Zeiten. Die biologische Landwirtschaft hat sich aus der Nische herausbewegt und dafür an „Besonderheiten“ eingebüßt. Diese müssen als Zusatznutzen wiedergefunden werden.

  15. EL ITINERARIO DIDÁCTICO INDUSTRIAL: EL PROBLEMA DE LA PUESTA EN PRÁCTICA DE LOS PRINCIPIOS TEÓRICOS EN EL “MOLINAR” DE ALCOY (ALICANTE.

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    Rafael Sebastia Alcaraz

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Los itinerarios didácticos constituyen en apariencia un recurso muy innovador; sin embargo, conviene recordar la larga tradición pedagógica que los sustenta. Este recurso contribuye al desarrollo de capacidades del ser humano, genera aprendizajes significativos y motiva, tanto al docente con su preparación, como al alumno en su práctica. El itinerario industrial por la cuenca del río Molinar se desarrolla por un conjunto fabril en ruinas ubicado en las inmediaciones de Alcoy (Alicante. Este recurso ha sido concebido, particularmente, para explicar el origen de la industrialización, los factores de localización industrial y las relaciones entre el ser humano con su entorno. Palabras clave: Itinerarios didácticos, industrialización, unidad didáctica, Alcoy (Molinar, Alicante. Abstract: The didactic routes seem to be a very innovative resource, but it is convenient to remind their long teaching tradition. This resource contributes to the development of human capacities; it generates significant learning and motivates as much the teacher when preparing as the pupil when practicing. The industrial route along the river Molinar goes through factory ruins which are located in Alcoy and its surroundings (Alicante. The activity has been specially conceived to explain the origin of the industrialization, the industrial factors for choosing the site and the relations between the human being and his environment. Key words: Didactic routes, industrialization, didactic unit, Alcoy (Molinar, Alicante. RÉSUMÉ: Les itinéraires didactiques constituent apparemment un recours très innovateur; cependant il convient de rappeler leur longue tradition pédagogique. Ce recours contribue au développement de capacités de l´être humain et il engendre des apprentissages significatifs et motive, tant l’enseignant durant la préparation, comme l’élève durant la pratique. L’itinéraire industriel au long de la rivière Molinar parcourt l

  16. Factores asociados al bajo peso al nacer

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    Georgina J Peraza Roque; Silvia de la C Pérez Delgado; Zoe de los A Figueroa Barreto

    2001-01-01

    El bajo peso al nacer (BPN) ha constituido un enigma en la ciencia a través de los tiempos. Múltiples son las investigaciones realizadas acerca de las causas que lo producen y las consecuencias que provoca. Su importancia no solo radica en lo que significa en la morbilidad y la mortalidad infantil, sino que estos niños tienen habitualmente múltiples problemas posteriores. El Programa para la Reducción del BPN señala que los niños nacidos con un peso inferior a los 2 500 g presentan riesgo de ...

  17. Partizipation als Ausnahmezustand

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    Korf, Benedikt

    2009-01-01

    In «Die Erfindung des Politischen» (1993) beschreibt Ulrich Beck Subpolitik als den Ort, an dem die Grenze zwischen Politik und Nichtpolitik verschwindet. Aus der zunehmenden Wirkkraft von Subpolitik erwächst die grundlegende Frage, mit welcher Legitimation diese Art von Subpolitik in die Sphäre der institutionalisierten Politik eindringt. Beck’s Subpolitik soll im Anschluss an theoretische Arbeiten von Chantal Mouffe und Giorgio Agamben als post-politische Aspiration bezeichnet werden, die e...

  18. 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)

  19. Der Preis als Kaufbarriere?

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    Mueller Loose, Simone

    2012-01-01

    Die Preispolitik hat eine herausragende Stellung im Marketing. Der Preis eines Produktes ist für Verbraucher ein direkter Kostenfaktor und für Unternehmen die Stellgröße im Mar-ketingmix, die den Umsatz am stärksten beeinflusst (vgl. Nieschlag et al. 2002). Wenn die Akzeptanz und der regelmäßige...... Verzehr gesunder Lebensmittel erhöht werden soll, ist es sowohl für die Verbraucherpolitik als auch für Lebensmittelproduzenten wichtig, den Ein-fluss des Preises auf die Kaufentscheidung zu verstehen. Aus Verbrauchersicht ist der Preis neben dem Geschmack die wichtigste Produkteigen-schaft beim Kauf von...... Lebensmitteln (vgl. Brunsø/Grunert 1998) und stellt eine Kaufbarrie-re für Lebensmittel mit gesundheitsfördernden Eigenschaften dar. Studien in den USA (vgl. Cassady et al. 2007), Frankreich (vgl. Drewnowski et al. 2004; Andrieu et al. 2005) und Deutschland (vgl. Karg et al. 2008) kommen übereinstimmend zu dem...

  20. 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....

  1. A Li-O₂/air battery using an inorganic solid-state air cathode.

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    Wang, Xiaofei; Zhu, Ding; Song, Ming; Cai, Shengrong; Zhang, Lei; Chen, Yungui

    2014-07-23

    The "(-) lithium (Li) anode|organic anolyte + inorganic catholyte|solid-state cathode (+)" Li-O2/air battery based on an inorganic solid-state air cathode was fabricated with a simple method. The electrochemical performance and reaction products of the Li-O2/air batteries under pure O2 and ambient air were investigated, respectively. The inorganic Li-ion conductive solid-state electrolyte Li1.3Al0.3Ti1.7(PO4)3 was stable during cycling and avoided the decomposition and volatilization problems that conventional organic electrolytes faced. Moreover, the porous air cathode provided a sufficient gas-phase O2-transport channel, facilitating the achievement of a high capacity of 14192 or 7869 mA h g(-1) under pure O2 or ambient air, respectively. Our results demonstrate that the Li-O2/air battery using an inorganic porous air cathode has a great potential for practical application. PMID:24959838

  2. 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.

  3. 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....

  4. Modification of residual stress in Al-[AlBO]w/Al compound plate

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    姜传海; 吴建生; 王德尊

    2001-01-01

    The application of compound parts of Al-[AlBO]w/Al not only reduces the cost of the parts but also improves its properties. However, there is a large thermal residual stress between Al and [AlBO]w/Al, and it is harmful for practical application. From the theoretical analyses and experimental results, it was found that by the compressive pre-plastic deformation perpendicular to the interface between Al and [AlBO]w/Al, the interlayer residual stress of compound parts can be reduced, while the mechanical properties of compound parts can be improved.

  5. A comparative wear study on Al-Li and Al-Li/SiC composite

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    Okumus, S. Cem, E-mail: cokumus@sakarya.edu.tr; Karslioglu, Ramazan, E-mail: cokumus@sakarya.edu.tr; Akbulut, Hatem, E-mail: cokumus@sakarya.edu.tr [Sakarya University Engineering Faculty, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Esentepe Campus, 54187, Sakarya (Turkey)

    2013-12-16

    Aluminum-lithium based unreinforced (Al-8090) alloy and Al-8090/SiCp/17 vol.% metal matrix composite produced by extrusion after spray co-deposition. A dry ball-on disk wear test was carried out for both alloy and composite. The tests were performed against an Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} ball, 10 mm in diameter, at room temperature and in laboratory air conditions with a relative humidity of 40-60%. Sliding speed was chosen as 1.0 ms{sup −1} and normal loads of 1.0, 3.0 and 5.0 N were employed at a constant sliding distance of 1000 m. The wear damage on the specimens was evaluated via measurement of wear depth and diameter. Microstructural and wear characterization was carried out via scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The results showed that wear loss of the Al-8090/SiC composite was less than that of the Al-8090 matrix alloy. Plastic deformation observed on the wear surface of the composite and the matrix alloy, and the higher the applied load the greater the plastic deformation. Scanning electron microscopy examinations of wear tracks also reveal that delamination fracture was the dominant wear mechanism during the wear progression. Friction coefficient was maximum at the low applied load in the case of the Al-8090/SiC composite while a gradual increase was observed with applied load for the matrix alloy.

  6. Evaluación de la puesta en marcha del enfoque metodológico por competencias comunicativas FOCAL SKILLS Evaluation of the Implementation of the FOCAL SKILLS Approach

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    Yasna Angélica Yilorm Barrientos

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se describe el enfoque metodológico por competencias comunicativas FOCAL SKILLS propuesto por Hastings (2007 [1988] -vinculado al modelo de comunicación de Jakobson (1960 y la teoría de la competencia comunicativa de Chomsky (1965- y su posible aplicación en la Universidad Austral de Chile como estrategia para mejorar la adquisición del inglés como lengua extranjera por parte de los estudiantes. Además, se describen la metodología de implementación del enfoque y los obstáculos a los que los investigadores se han visto enfrentados, junto con posibles soluciones.This work describes the methodological approach to communicative competence FOCAL SKILLS as proposed by Hastings (2007 [1988] -an approach that is related to Jakobson's communication model (1960 and to Chomsky's theory of communicative competence (1965 - and considers its possible application within the Universidad Austral de Chile as a strategy for improving acquisition of English as a foreign language by students. This paper also examines the methodology for implementing this approach and the obstacles which the researchers have faced, along with possible solutions.

  7. Generation of Al nanoparticles via ablation of bulk Al in liquids with short laser pulses.

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    Stratakis, Emmanuel; Barberoglou, Marios; Fotakis, Costas; Viau, Guillaume; Garcia, Cecile; Shafeev, Georgy A

    2009-07-20

    Highly stable aluminum nanoparticles (NPs) are generated via ablation of bulk Al in ethanol using either femtosecond (fs) or picosecond (ps) laser sources. The colloidal NPs solutions obtained with fs pulses exhibit a yellow coloration and show an increased optical absorption between 300 and 400 nm, tentatively assigned to the plasmon resonance of nanosized Al. The corresponding solutions after ps ablation are gray colored and opalescent. The average size of the NPs formed ranges from 20 nm for the fs case to 60 nm for the ps case, while a narrower distribution is obtained using the shorter pulses. High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HRTEM) studies indicate that the NPs are mostly amorphous with single crystalline inclusions. Al NPs generated with short laser pulses slowly react with air oxygen due to the presence of a native oxide cladding, which efficiently passivates their surface against further oxidation. PMID:19654669

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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.

  10. Altern als Widerstand

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    Roberta Maierhofer

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Gullettes kulturwissenschaftliche Untersuchung Aged by Culture ist wie bereits ihre zwei vorangehenden Werke, die sich mit Altern beschäftigen – Safe at Last in the Middle Years: The Invention of the Midlife Progress Novel (1988 und Declining to Decline. Cultural Combat and the Politics of the Middle (1997 –, von großem persönlichen Engagement und durch ein politisches Anliegen motiviert. Sowohl die Dringlichkeit als auch der Widerstand, den Gullette, die sich als „age critic“ definiert, als moralische und politische Notwendigkeit postuliert, werden in der Zweiteilung der Abhandlung angesprochen: „Cultural Urgencies“ und „Theorizing Age Resistantly“. Während Gullette den Begriff „aged by culture“ bereits in Declining to Decline einführt, stellt sie ihn nun in den Mittelpunkt ihrer Untersuchung. Das Buch ist einerseits einer gesellschaftspolitischen Analyse der USA gewidmet, andererseits wird eine Theorie des Widerstands gegenüber Altersdiskriminierung entwickelt.

  11. Pornographie als Metapher

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    Caroline Schubarth

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available In diesem Artikel werden unterschiedliche metaphorische Verwendungen des Pornografiebegriffs und deren Implikationen untersucht. Während die Existenz von Pornografie der feministischen Anti-Porno-Bewegung als Erklärung für die anhaltende Diskriminierung von Frauen in westlichen Gesellschaften dient, nutzen rechtskonservative Kräfte den Pornografievorwurf als Rechtfertigung für die Zensur von als deviant empfundenen Identitäten und sexuellen Praktiken.This article examines different metaphorical uses of the term pornography and the resulting implications. While the existence of pornography for the feminist anti-porno movement serves as factor in the continuing discrimination of women in western societies, conservative powers on the right use the allegation of pornography as a justification for censorship of those identities and sexual practices deemed deviant.

  12. Quantitative assessments of indoor air pollution and the risk of childhood acute leukemia in Shanghai

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    We investigated the association between indoor air pollutants and childhood acute leukemia (AL). A total of 105 newly diagnosed cases and 105 1:1 gender-, age-, and hospital-matched controls were included. Measurements of indoor pollutants (including nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and 17 types of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)) were taken with diffusive samplers for 64 pairs of cases and controls. Higher concentrations of NO2 and almost half of VOCs were observed in the cases than in the controls and were associated with the increased risk of childhood AL. The use of synthetic materials for wall decoration and furniture in bedroom was related to the risk of childhood AL. Renovating the house in the last 5 years, changing furniture in the last 5 years, closing the doors and windows overnight in the winter and/or summer, paternal smoking history and outdoor pollutants affected VOC concentrations. Our results support the association between childhood AL and indoor air pollution. - Highlights: • We firstly assessed the effects of indoor air pollution on childhood AL in China. • Indoor air pollutants were assessed by questionnaire and quantitative measurements. • NO2 and 17 types of VOCs were measured in bedrooms of both cases and controls. • Higher concentrations of indoor air pollutants increased the risk of childhood AL. • Indoor behavioral factors and outdoor pollution might affect indoor air pollution. - Higher concentrations of indoor air pollutants were related to an elevated risk of childhood AL

  13. Wikipedia als Referenzorgan

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    Voß, Jakob

    2006-01-01

    Wikipedia wird inzwischen von vielen Nutzern regelmäßig als Nachschlagewerk genutzt. Aufgrund des offenen Charakters der Online-Enzyklopädie, bei der sich jeder direkt beteiligen kann, ist jedoch zusätzliche Medienkompetenz notwendig, um die Qualität einzelner Wikipedia-Artikel einschätzen zu können. Im Vortrag sollen Methoden zur Beurteilung von Wikipedia-Artikeln dargestellt und die Frage beleuchtet werden, unter welchen Umständen Wikipedia als Referenzorgan geeignet ist.

  14. Interaction of hydrogen with an Mg-Al alloy (poster)

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    Andreasen, A.; Andreasen, J.W.; Burkarl, R.;

    2004-01-01

    energy for dehydrogenation of the Mg-Al alloy is found to be approx. 160 kJ/mol. This is not significantly higher than for pure and fully activated Mg.Furthermore, it is found that Mg-Al is hydrogenated to MgH2 + Al and upon dehydrogenation a Mg-Al alloy is reformed. Pure Mg is not observed during...... dehydrogenation, suggesting that the formation of Mg-Al is fast compared to the liberation of hydrogen fromMgH2. From thermodynamical calculations using the semi-empirical Miedema model a slightly lower heat of hydride formation is found. Based on comparison with previous experiments on Mg exposed to air it is...

  15. 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.)

  16. 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...

  17. 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....

  18. 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.)

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. 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.

  2. 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)

  3. Nitratos en el suelo a la siembra o al macollaje como diagnóstico de la nutrición nitrogenada en trigo en el Sudeste Bonaerense Soil nitrate at planting or tillering as a diagnostic tool of nitrogen nutrition in wheat in Southeastern Buenos Aires

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    Pablo Barbieri; Hernán Echeverría; Hernán Sainz Rozas

    2009-01-01

    En el sudeste bonaerense, los requerimientos de nitrógeno (N) del cultivo de trigo son estimados mediante el muestreo de suelos en presiembra (0-60 cm), sin embargo, el muestreo en macollaje podría resultar una herramienta de diagnóstico más precisa debido a la ocurrencia de pérdidas de N al comienzo del ciclo del cultivo como consecuencia de excesos hídricos. El objetivo de este trabajo fue validar la metodología de diagnóstico para aplicaciones de N al momento de la siembra o al macollaje e...

  4. Cathodic electrochemiluminescence at double barrier Al/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/Al/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} tunnel emission electrodes

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    Hakansson, Markus [Laboratory of Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry, Helsinki University of Technology, P.O. Box 6100, FIN-02015 HUT (Finland); Jiang, Qinghong [Laboratory of Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry, Helsinki University of Technology, P.O. Box 6100, FIN-02015 HUT (Finland); Suomi, Johanna [Laboratory of Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry, Helsinki University of Technology, P.O. Box 6100, FIN-02015 HUT (Finland); Loikas, Kari [Workshop, Department of Chemistry, University of Turku, FIN-20014 (Finland); Nauma, Mauri [Workshop, Department of Chemistry, University of Turku, FIN-20014 (Finland); Ala-Kleme, Timo [Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Turku, FIN-20014 (Finland); Kankare, Jouko [Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Turku, FIN-20014 (Finland); Juhala, Pentti [Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Turku, FIN-20014 (Finland); Eskola, Jarkko U. [Labmaster Oy, P.O. Box 71, FIN-20521 Turku (Finland); Kulmala, Sakari [Laboratory of Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry, Helsinki University of Technology, P.O. Box 6100, FIN-02015 HUT (Finland)

    2006-01-25

    Double insulating barrier tunnel emission electrodes were fabricated by adding a new pure aluminum layer upon oxidized aluminum electrodes by vacuum evaporation and thermally oxidizing the new aluminum layer in air at room temperature. Resulting Al/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/Al/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} electrodes allow the use of various aluminum alloys in the electrode body necessary for hardness or shaping ability of the electrode while obtaining the luminescence properties of pure aluminum oxide. During electrical excitation of luminescent labels by cathodic hot electron injection into aqueous electrolyte solution, the background noise is mainly based on high-field-induced solid-state electroluminescence and F-center luminescence of the outer aluminum oxide film. The more defect states and/or impurity centers the outer oxide film contains, the higher is the background emission intensity. The present electrode fabrication method provides a considerable improvement in signal-to-noise ratio for time-resolved electrochemiluminescence (TR-ECL) measurements when the original native oxide film of the electrode body contains luminescence centers displaying long-lived luminescence. The excellent performance of the present electrodes is demonstrated by extremely low-level detection of Tb(III) chelates, luminol, Pt(II) coproporphyrin and Tb(III) labels in an immunometric immunoassay by time-resolved electrochemiluminescence.

  5. BERKELEY: ALS ring

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    Everybody at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's Center for Beam Physics is pleased with the rapid progress in commissioning LBL's Advanced Light Source (ALS) electron storage ring, the foundation for this third-generation synchrotron radiation facility. Designed for a maximum current of 400 mA, the ALS storage ring reached 407 mA just 24 days after storing the first beam on 16 March. ALS construction as a US Department of Energy (DOE) national user facility to provide high-brightness vacuum ultra-violet and soft x-ray radiation began in October 1987. One technical requirement marking project completion was to accumulate a 50-mA current in the storage ring. The ALS passed this milestone on 24 March, a week ahead of the official deadline. Once injected, the electron beam decays quasi-exponentially primarily because of interactions with residual gas molecules in the storage-ring vacuum chamber. Eventually, when the pressure in the vacuum chamber with beam decreases toward the expected operating level of 1 nano Torr, it will only be necessary to refill the storage ring at intervals of four to eight hours. At present the vacuum is improving rapidly as surfaces are irradiated (scrubbed) by the synchrotron radiation itself. At 100 mA, beam lifetime was about one hour (9 April)

  6. Al Shanker Remembers.

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    American Educator, 2000

    2000-01-01

    In a 1996 interview shortly before his death, Al Shanker, longtime president of the American Federation of Teachers, discussed such topics as: his own educational experiences; how he learned about political fighting in the Boy Scouts; the appeal of socialism; multinational corporations and the nation state; teaching tough students; and John Dewey…

  7. 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

  8. Asalto al poder en el porno. Apropiación y empoderamiento en las narraciones postpornográficas

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    Alberto García del Castillo

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Es labor de la postpornografía hacer que sexualidades otras y formas nuevas de follar salten al panorama público y, por tanto, político; su discurso crítico revisa la historia del porno desde el post-feminismo y las luchas homosexuales para ganar un espacio de representación y consumo de la sexualidad y permitir la visibilización de lo otro, antes ausente en la pornografía. El postporno, comprendido como representación propia del movimiento queer, alberga en su centro dinámicas de empoderamiento, en estrecha relación con estrategias de apropiación; es toma de poder en si mismo, pero también representación de apropiaciones posibles y creador por tanto de realidades disidentes del discurso normativo. El epoderamiento se juega tanto en el exterior como en el interior del postporno, siendo a la vez agente y documento de apropiaciones. Indagando en el interior de la narración postpornográfica descubrimos elementos que actúan apropiaciones de poder; la propia historia del postporno habla de la puesta en juego de estrategias de empoderamiento. Identificando estos elementos como actantes, se muestra atractiva la búsqueda de un modelo que permita sondar los mecanismos de empoderamiento jugados dentro de las narraciones postpornográficas; por ello, veremos de qué manera la semiótica se acerca a la propuesta contracultural de este asalto al poder en el porno.

  9. Nucleation Effects in Thermally Managed Graphite Fiber-Reinforced Al-Cu and Al-Si Composites

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    Seong, H. G.; Lopez, H. F.; Gajdardziska-Josifovska, M.; Rohatgi, P. K.

    2007-11-01

    The influence of heat extraction through fiber reinforcements on the resultant solidification morphologies was investigated in cast Al-Cu and Al-Si alloy composites reinforced with graphite fibers (GRFs). For this purpose, the GRFs were externally cooled by exposing their ends to ambient air during pressure infiltration. It was found that in the Al-Cu system, heat extraction through the fiber ends promoted the development of single α-Al envelopes around the GRFs. In particular, radial growth of the α envelopes occurred with a planar solid/liquid solidification front as a result of heat extraction. Apparently, the high thermal conductivity of GRFs causes significant heat extraction to enable the development of a positive temperature gradient at the GRF/melt interface. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and selected area electron diffraction (SAD) unveiled the occurrence of (002) α-Al//(0002)GR orientation relationship at α-Al/GRF interfaces. Preferential nucleation of primary Si along the graphite surfaces of the GRF-reinforced Al-Si alloy composite was also promoted by external fiber heat extraction. However, in this case, numerous nucleation events along the fiber interfaces were common, as well as nucleation at active substrates within the constrained melt. Finally, differential thermal analysis (DTA) indicated that the onset temperatures for nucleation shift toward higher values (by 7 °C for the Al-Cu composite and 2 °C for the Al-Si composite) when compared with their corresponding matrix alloys.

  10. 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.

  11. 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)

  12. 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…

  13. 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,…

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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…

  18. 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...

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. Creep strength of centrifugally cast Al-rich TiAl alloys

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    Sturm, D., E-mail: daniel.sturm@masch-bau.uni-magdeburg.de [Otto-von-Guericke-Universitaet Magdeburg, Institut fuer Werkstoff- und Fuegetechnik, Lehrstuhl Werkstoffprueftechnik, Postfach 4120, D-39016 Magdeburg (Germany); Heilmaier, M.; Saage, H. [Otto-von-Guericke-Universitaet Magdeburg, Institut fuer Werkstoff- und Fuegetechnik, Lehrstuhl Werkstoffprueftechnik, Postfach 4120, D-39016 Magdeburg (Germany); Paninski, M.; Schmitz, G.J.; Drevermann, A. [ACCESS e.V., Intzestrasse 5, D-52072 Aachen (Germany); Palm, M.; Stein, F.; Engberding, N. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Eisenforschung GmbH, Max-Planck-Str. 1, D-40237 Duesseldorf (Germany); Kelm, K.; Irsen, S. [Stiftung Caesar, Electron Microscopy, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, 53175 Bonn (Germany)

    2009-06-15

    High-temperature creep of a binary Al{sub 60}Ti{sub 40} (at.%) alloy in the as-cast state and after annealing at 1223 K for 200 h which produced nearly lamellar {gamma}-TiAl + r-Al{sub 2}Ti microstructure was studied utilizing creep compression tests in a temperature range between 1173 and 1323 K in air. The material was manufactured by centrifugal casting. Microstructural characterization was carried out employing light-optical scanning (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) as well as X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses. It is shown that the alloy exhibits reasonable creep resistance at 1173 K, especially in relation to its low density of around 3.8 g/cm{sup 3}. Stress exponents calculated as n = {Delta}log (strain rate)/{Delta}log (stress) = 4 were found to be relatively constant for the temperature and stress regime investigated. This indicates that dislocation climb may be the rate controlling creep mechanism. The assessment of creep tests conducted at identical stress levels and varying temperatures yielded activation energies for creep of around Q = 457 kJ/mol in the as-cast condition. This value is significantly higher than those found in literature for interdiffusion of Al or Ti in {gamma}-TiAl. It is concluded that the difference is a due to the instability of the microstructure of the as-cast multi-phase alloy.

  2. Creep strength of centrifugally cast Al-rich TiAl alloys

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    High-temperature creep of a binary Al60Ti40 (at.%) alloy in the as-cast state and after annealing at 1223 K for 200 h which produced nearly lamellar γ-TiAl + r-Al2Ti microstructure was studied utilizing creep compression tests in a temperature range between 1173 and 1323 K in air. The material was manufactured by centrifugal casting. Microstructural characterization was carried out employing light-optical scanning (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) as well as X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses. It is shown that the alloy exhibits reasonable creep resistance at 1173 K, especially in relation to its low density of around 3.8 g/cm3. Stress exponents calculated as n = Δlog (strain rate)/Δlog (stress) = 4 were found to be relatively constant for the temperature and stress regime investigated. This indicates that dislocation climb may be the rate controlling creep mechanism. The assessment of creep tests conducted at identical stress levels and varying temperatures yielded activation energies for creep of around Q = 457 kJ/mol in the as-cast condition. This value is significantly higher than those found in literature for interdiffusion of Al or Ti in γ-TiAl. It is concluded that the difference is a due to the instability of the microstructure of the as-cast multi-phase alloy.

  3. El patrimonio textil vinculado a la imagen de la Virgen de la Asunción y al Misteri d'Elx. Análisis técnico y material, estado de conservación y puesta en valor.

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    JAÉN SÁNCHEZ, MARÍA GERTRUDIS

    2016-01-01

    [EN] The ancient textiles are an important part of the Valencian cultural heritage. However, it is relatively recent the concern for making a scientific conservation, which has led to a lack of study methodology focused on its preservation, contrary to what has occurred with other heritage areas in which the scientific treatment is much more consolidated . In general, and in Valencian Community in particular, there are a few examples of exhaustive studies on the religious textile heritage....

  4. ALS insertion devices

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    The Advanced Light Source (ALS), the first US third generation synchrotron radiation source, is currently under construction at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. The low-emittance, 1.5 GeV electron storage ring and the insertion devices are specifically designed to produce high brightness beams in the UV to soft X-Ray range. The planned initial complement of insertion devices includes four 4.6 m long undulators, with period lengths of 3.9 cm, 5.0 cm (2) and 8.0 cm, and a 2.9 m long wiggler of 16 cm period length. Undulator design is well advanced and fabrication has begun on the 5.0 cm and 8.0 cm period length undulators. This paper discusses ALS insertion device requirements; general design philosophy; and design of the magnetic structure, support structure/drive systems, control system and vacuum system. 18 refs., 9 figs., 5 tabs

  5. De GPS al mapa

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    Esteban Dörries

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Las coordenadas Lambert obtenidas a partir de mediciones con equipos GPS de mano, llamados a veces navegadores, en ciertos casos confunden al usuario, por diferir claramente de su posición real al ser graficadas en un mapa del Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN: Esto puede resolverse con suficiente exactitud mediante una transformación de Molodensky, seguida de la correspondiente proyección cartográfica. Sin embargo, los tres parámetros necesarios para la transformación, supuestamente válidos para Costa Rica, se encuentran en muchas variantes y producen obviamente resultados diferentes. En este trabajo se analizan los fundamentos del problema y sus posibles soluciones, culminando con un estudio comparativo de ocho casos, que permite seleccionar los valores más adecuados para los parámetros.

  6. Acarbose als Carbophor

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    Merettig, Nadine

    2014-01-01

    Das Pseudotetrasaccharid Acarbose ist seit 1990 als kompetitiver Inhibitor intestinaler α-Glucosidasen (GlucobayTM/PrecoseTM) in der medizinischen Anwendung bei der Therapie von Diabetes mellitus Typ-2. Charakteristisch für die Struktur der Acarbose ist die Acarviosyleinheit, bei der Valinamin und Desoxyglucose N-glycosidisch verknüpft sind; des Weiteren ist an die Acarviosyleinheit ein Maltosylrest gebunden. Der Inhibitoreffekt beruht auf der irreversiblen Bindung zwischen ...

  7. Augmented Reality als Bildungsenhancement?

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    Damberger, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Die Realität, die sich mithilfe von Datenbrillen und Smartphone Applikationen in die virtuelle Welt hinein ausdehnt, erfährt eine Form des Enhancements. Ein solches Enhancement kann unter bestimmten Voraussetzungen als Bildungsenhancement verstanden werden. Der Text befasst sich mit Formen der erweiterten Realität, ferner mit dem, um was es wesentlich bei der Bildung geht und zuletzt mit den Bedingungen, die erforderlich sind, um diesem Wesentlichen mit Hilfe von augmented reality besser zum ...

  8. Carta al editor

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    Harry Pachajoa

    2012-01-01

    Recently, Valencia et al., published a very interesting article called «Lipid profile in a group of patients with Turner’s syndrome at Clínica Universitaria Bolivariana in the city of Medellín between 2000 and 2009". An article which evaluated lipid levels in patients withTurner syndrome in a Colombian clinic, the study associated results of lipid profile with karyotype and other risk factors for coronary heart disease.

  9. Alloy development and processing of FeAl: An overview

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    Maziasz, P.J.; Goodwin, G.M.; Alexander, D.J.; Viswanathan, S.

    1997-03-01

    In the last few years, considerable progress has been made in developing B2-phase FeAl alloys with improved weldability, room-temperature ductility, and high-temperature strength. Controlling the processing-induced microstructure is also important, particularly for minimizing trade-offs in various properties. FeAl alloys have outstanding resistance to high-temperature oxidation, sulfidation, and corrosion in various kinds of molten salts due to formation of protective Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} scales. Recent work shows that FeAl alloys are carburization-resistant as well. Alloys with 36 to 40 at. % Al have the best combination of corrosion resistance and mechanical properties. Minor alloying additions of Mo, Zr, and C, together with microalloying additions of B, produce the best combination of weldability and mechanical behavior. Cast FeAl alloys, with 200 to 400 {mu}m grain size and finely dispersed ZrC, have 2 to 5% tensile ductility in air at room-temperature, and a yield strength > 400 MPa up to about 700 to 750{degrees}C. Extruded ingot metallurgy (I/M) and powder metallurgy (P/M) materials with refined grain sizes ranging from 2 to 50 {mu}m, can have 10 to 15% ductility in air and be much stronger, and can even be quite tough, with Charpy impact energies ranging from 25 to 105 J at room-temperature. This paper highlights progress made in refining the alloy composition and exploring processing effects on FeAl for monolithic applications. It also includes recent progress on developing FeAl weld-overlay technology, and new results on welding of FeAl alloys. It summarizes some of the current industrial testing and interest for applications.

  10. TiNおよびTi-Al-N系膜の酸化機構

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    井出, 幸夫; 中村, 崇; 川崎, 義幸

    1998-01-01

    Ti-Al-N films were deposited using an activated reactive evaporation (ARE) method with single vapor source of Ti-Al alloys. Oxidation behaviors of Ti-Al-N films were investigated in dry air in the temperature range from 673K to 1173K. Oxidation layers of the films were characterized by XRD, EPMA, XPS and TEM. The results are summarized as follows. (1) The oxidation characteristics of Ti-Al-N films improved more than 200 degrees camparing that of TiN film and the oxidation resistance of Ti-Al-...

  11. 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

  12. La integración al empleo de los condenados a una pena privativa de libertad

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    Ortega Bravo, María

    2016-01-01

    En este trabajo se pretende analizar la situación laboral que mantiene el preso durante su estancia en prisión y contemplar las distintas opciones de reinserción en la sociedad tras su puesta en libertad Grado en Relaciones Laborales y Recursos Humanos

  13. 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

  14. LA ESCASA APLICACIÓN DE LA TEORÍA DE RESPUESTA AL ÍTEM EN TESTS DE EJECUCIÓN TÍPICA

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    Facundo Juan Pablo Abal

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue exponer los factores que explicanla escasa aplicación de la Teoría de Respuesta al Ítem(TRI en tests de ejecución típica. Una revisión exploratoriade la literatura psicométrica permitió identificar dos factores:el histórico, que remite a problemas en la difusión de la TRIpor fuera del campo educativo y a las demandas sociales queprivilegiaron su aplicación en el contexto educativo; y el factorasociado a la aplicación, que describe los obstáculos que enla actualidad dificultan la puesta en práctica de los modelosen tests de ejecución típica. Aunque ambos factores fueronrelativamente superados, el impacto de estos en la produccióncientífica del área es aún significativo.

  15. TRANSICIONES CURRICULARES EN EDUCACIÓN INTERCULTURAL: DESDE EL ROCK Y EL HIP-HOP, AL CANTO TRADICIONAL MAPUCHE (ÜL

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    Amilcar Forno Sparosvich

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available En una aproximación cualitativa y una perspectiva analítica performativa relevamos la presencia de lenguajes musicales diversos en la educación intercultural, teniendo como caso de estudio a educadores tradicionales mapuches que incorporan dispositivos curriculares en escuelas con programas de educación intercultural bilingüe (EIB, localizadas en la ciudad de Puerto Montt (Chile. Nuestras reflexiones principales apuntan al relevamiento de estrategias etnomusicales descolonizadoras puestas en juego en el aula, en las que se evidencia la ampliación de repertorio musical en la noción tradicional del canto mapuche (ül que manifiestan los docentes. Para los y las docentes entrevistados, esta noción se abre para incluir, entre otros, algunos epewkantun, además de canciones con funciones didácticas (empleadas como recursos mnemotécnicos y canciones winka, estas últimas en la forma de re-mixtura de expresiones musicales urbanas. Estas nuevas prácticas musicales apuntan a favorecer la reafirmación étnica de sus estudiantes, desde un posicionamiento de identidad mapuche urbana, en ruptura con la noción esencialista de cultura. Estas transiciones curriculares estarían constituyendo un nuevo escenario en las prácticas musicales dentro del aula intercultural, caracterizadas de manera tradicional por la incorporación de canciones políticamente ingenuas.

  16. Clean Air and Water

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    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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Air issues update

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    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

  4. Effects of water absorption of dielectric underlayers on Al-Si-Cu film properties and electromigration performance in Al-Si-Cu/Ti/TiN/Ti interconnects

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    Yoshida, Tomoyuki; Hashimoto, Shoji; Ohwaki, Takeshi; Mitsushima, Yasuichi; Taga, Yasunori

    1998-01-01

    The effects of underlying dielectric (phosphosilicate glass and borophosphosilicate glass) films to a humid air ambient on Al-Si-Cu film properties and electromigration (EM) performance in Al-Si-Cu/Ti/TiN/Ti layered films have been investigated as a function of the boron content and exposure time of the dielectric films. The Al(111) orientation in the layered films was found to improve drastically with increasing boron content and exposure time. The full width at half maximum value of an Al(111) x-ray rocking curve reached less than 1°. It was also found that the Al-Si-Cu surface becomes smoother and grain sizes increase as the Al(111) orientation improves. The improved Al(111) orientation was attributed to the improved Ti(002) orientation of the bottom Ti films. Further, it was demonstrate that interconnects fabricated from the improved layered film have excellent EM performance.

  5. 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....

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Erzurum Kenti Hava Kirliliği Sorununun Çözümünde Peyzaj Mimarlığı Açısından Alınması Gereken Önlemler / Precautions For Solving Air Pollution Problems In Erzurum

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    Öz Sezen, Işık; Yılmaz, Sevgi

    2011-01-01

    OZET: Bu ara.t.rma, Erzurum kentinin onemli bir cevre sorunu olan hava kirlili.ini olu.turan etmenleri belirlemek ve peyzaj mimarl... ac.s.ndan al.nmas. gereken onlemleri saptamak amac.yla yap.lm..t.r. Cevre Sorunlar. Ara.t.rma Merkezi Mudurlu.u�fne ba.l. 6 hava kirlili.i olcum istasyonundan al.nan son 10 y.ll.k verilerin ortalamalar.na gore, Erzurum kentinde en yuksek SO2 (kukurtdioksit) ortalamas. 314ƒÊg/m3, en yuksek partikul madde miktar. 226 ƒÊg/m3 ile kent merkezin...

  11. 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.

  12. 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...

  13. 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

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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....

  5. 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...

  6. 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

  7. Treatment of MCrAlY coatings

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    The surface of MCrAlY coatings deposited on Inconel were treated by the pulsed electron beam of the GESA installation to improve the oxidation resistance and also the bond strength of thermal barrier coatings (TBC) deposited on the surface. Typical coatings employed for gas turbine blades are employed. The influence of electrons reflected from the surface had to be considered for the calculation of the energy deposition into the material. Due to the magnetic field in the GESA installation these electrons influence the beam current and the energy distribution inside the target. The treated MCrAlY surface shows a much better oxidation resistance because the fine grained structure of the surface layer effects the formation a stable α-Al2O3 scale already in the first stage. The scale grows slowly. Thus, an early spallation is prevented. This results also in a higher life time of the TBC deposited. The TBC is still stable after 5000 h oxidation at 950 C on air, but spalls at another untreated specimen already after 3000 h. Cyclic experiments between 950 C and room temperature show great differences. The untreated specimen spalled after 300 cycles while the treated specimen was still intact after 3000 cycles. (orig.)

  8. AL-USRCRN Station Information

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Documentation of United States Alabama Regional Climate Reference Network (AL-USRCRN) installations in 2006. Installations documented are for AL-USRCRN pilot...

  9. 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

  10. Effect of iodine on the corrosion of Au–Al wire bonds

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    Highlights: • Formation of Au–Al intermetallics during heat treatment are investigated in situ by XRD. • Increase of RH in iodine containing environment accelerates the corrosion of Au–Al. • Corrosion resistance of Au–Al decreases with increase of Al in the intermetallic phase. • Failures are primarily attributed to corrosion of Al at the bond interface and in the intermetallic phases. • Chemical reactions describing corrosion mechanism are suggested. - Abstract: Corrosion study was performed on Au–Al wire bonds, thin layers of sputter deposited Au and Al, and Au–Al intermetallic nuggets. The test environment was iodine-vapour in air (1 mg/L) at 85 °C with varying relative humidity, and 500 mg/L of KI in water. GDOES, XRD, SEM EDS, wire bond shear, and electrochemical testing were used to characterize the samples. Failures of Au–Al wire bonds were found to be primarily attributed to the corrosion of Al via formation of Al iodides and consequent formation of Al oxides and/or hydroxides. Most susceptible to corrosion are Al metallization and Al rich intermetallic phases

  11. Derivados vinculados al seguro.

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    De Paz Cobo, Sonia

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo la presentación de los derivados financieros como instrumentos de cobertura de los riesgos del seguro, así como de los principales proyectos que se desarrollan a través de los mismos, como por ejemplo los derivados sobre el clima. Hay que tener presente las pérdidas multimillonarias ocasionadas en casos como el de la banca Baring’s, o el de Orange County, por citar algunas, que si bien ciertos autores afirman que están en relación directa con el uso de estos productos, no podemos olvidar que los instrumentos derivados se desarrollaron con el objetivo principal de proteger al usuario de la posible volatilidad del activo subyacente. Ya en la industria aseguradora los derivados vinculados a tal actividad son instrumentos donde el pago se condiciona a la ocurrencia de su suceso de siniestro, o serie de sucesos múltiples que disparen las pérdidas. Tras el repaso efectuado y la descripción que este tipo de instrumentos puede tener en la gestión del riesgo por parte de la industria aseguradora, concluiremos con la exposición de las relaciones con el reaseguro tradicional así como una breve referencia al futuro de este tipo de instrumentos

  12. Gliricidia sepium al establecimiento

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    J. L. Valle

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Se asoció Cenchrus ciliaris (Cc y Gliricidia sepium (Gs para evaluar la producción de biomasa y la composición química de los forrajes en la fase de establecimiento, en el estado de Morelos, México, en condiciones de trópico seco. Se empleó un análisis de varianza con diseño en bloques al azar, en donde T1 fue pasto solo, T2 Cc más Gs con 5,000 plantas ha-1 y el T3 Cs más Gs con 14,285 plantas ha-1. Se midió la producción de forraje individual y asociado con materia seca (t MS/Ha, la altura (A en cm, la proteína cruda (PC%, las fracciones de fibra (FDN% y FDA% y la digestibilidad in vitro de la materia seca (DIVMS%. El T3 tuvo una mejor producción de biomasa (P0.05. La asociación de 14,285 plantas ha-1 de G. sepium con pasto Cenchrus ciliaris mejoró la producción de biomasa y la disponibilidad total de nutrientes por superficie cultivada al establecimiento

  13. A posta principal da animação: pensar no atuar local e atuar no pensar global The locus of animation: thinking of local action and acting in global thinking La puesta principal de la animación: pensar en el actuar locar y en actuar local y actuar en el pensar global

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    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo pesquisa a significação de um pensamento sistêmico, interacionista e dialético a propósito da animação dita “sociocultural” ou “social” em muitos países, mas que provém de uma animação profissional na França desde os anos sessenta (contudo não exclusivamente agora no mundo. Uma aproximação de tipo epistemológico, científico e teórico, junto a um descanso temático de pesquisa durante quase seis meses na América Latina, e depois na Europa, permite um olhar abrangente das postas da animação no contexto atual. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: animação – fenômeno da urbanização – hiper-especialização – novas tecnologias – o atuar e o pensar This article investigates the meaning of a sistemic, interactionist, and dialectic thought about animation, which is known in many countries as “sociocultural”, or “social”, but whihc originates from the professional animation developed in France from the 1960s. It is an epistemologic, scientific, and theoretical approach, based on an almost six-month long research internship in Latin America and then Europe, which allowed for the construction of a comprehensive analysis of the place of animation in the current context. KEYWORDS: coordination – urbanization phenomenon – hyper-specialization – new technologies – globalization Este artículo investiga la significación de un pensamiento sistémico, interaccionista y dialéctico a propósito de la animación dicha “sociocultural” o “social” en muchos países, pero que porviene de una animación profesional en Francia desde los años sesenta (sin embargo, no exclusivamente ahora en el mundo. Un acercamiento de tipo epistemológico, científico y teórico, junto a una vocación temática de investigación durante casi seis meses en América Latina, y después en Europa, que permite una vista alargada de las puestas de la animación en el contexto actual. PALABRAS-CLAVE: animación – fenómeno de

  14. Effect of Al2O3 and AlCrN coatings on 950°C cyclic oxidation behaviours of γ-TiAl

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    J. Małecka

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The reason for this research is to test the intermetalic alloy with coatings Al2O3 and AlCrN improved oxidation resistance in air at temperatures 950ºC, typical for working conditions of highly loaded parts of gas turbine.Design/methodology/approach: The objectives were achieved using several techniques including conventional metallography, SEM, BSE, EDX and precision measurements of mass loss. The oxides scales and their effects were investigated at temperatures 950ºC.Findings: This investigation confirms that the deposited AlCrN coating significantly reduces spalling processes and makes for lesser mass growth of the oxidized alloy. Heat resistance of the alloy coated with a protective film of Al2O3 is higher than in the initial state alloy. This coating adds to reducing the oxidation rate and causes the mass growth to be smaller compared to the uncoated layer.Research limitations/implications: The basic limitations concern alloys in another temperature and also, atmosphere with content of SO2 should be tested.Practical implications: One of practical outcomes is to select the coatings which guarantee the reduction of oxidation behavior. It is recommended to use alloys with Al2O3 and AlCrN coatings.Originality/value: Original value of the paper is assessing of the oxidation resistance of Ti-46Al-7Nb-0.7Cr-0.1Si-0.2Ni-based intermetallic alloy with the Al2O3 and AlCrN coatings. The novelty of this research deals with the mechanism of oxidation alloy with this coatings. This knowledge can support the design of parts made of the intermetalic alloy. The problem considered is currently important for aeroplane and automotive industry, especially for gas turbine manufacturers.

  15. Design and analysis of aluminum/air battery system for electric vehicles

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    Yang, Shaohua; Knickle, Harold

    Aluminum (Al)/air batteries have the potential to be used to produce power to operate cars and other vehicles. These batteries might be important on a long-term interim basis as the world passes through the transition from gasoline cars to hydrogen fuel cell cars. The Al/air battery system can generate enough energy and power for driving ranges and acceleration similar to gasoline powered cars. From our design analysis, it can be seen that the cost of aluminum as an anode can be as low as US 1.1/kg as long as the reaction product is recycled. The total fuel efficiency during the cycle process in Al/air electric vehicles (EVs) can be 15% (present stage) or 20% (projected) comparable to that of internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEs) (13%). The design battery energy density is 1300 Wh/kg (present) or 2000 Wh/kg (projected). The cost of battery system chosen to evaluate is US 30/kW (present) or US$ 29/kW (projected). Al/air EVs life-cycle analysis was conducted and compared to lead/acid and nickel metal hydride (NiMH) EVs. Only the Al/air EVs can be projected to have a travel range comparable to ICEs. From this analysis, Al/air EVs are the most promising candidates compared to ICEs in terms of travel range, purchase price, fuel cost, and life-cycle cost.

  16. Identificaciones sexuales politizadas y modos de vida lésbicos: un análisis sobre Cuadernos de Existencia Lesbiana (Buenos Aires, 1987-1996

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    Guido Vespucci

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo busca analizar el marco interpretativo que produce un grupo de mujeres a través de los Cuadernos de Existencia Lesbiana (Buenos Aires, 1987-1996, una de las primeras publicaciones periódicas destinadas a reflexionar sobre las relaciones sexo-afectivas entre mujeres. Por un lado, se intentará mostrar cómo se construye el lesbianismo como una identidad sexual politizada, mediante la apuesta por comunicar experiencias sexo-afectivas entre mujeres, generar autoconciencia y visibilizarse como mujeres lesbianas. Por otro lado, se exploran los dilemas teóricos y prácticos que emergen en torno a la construcción de un modo de vida lésbico, donde las nociones de amistad, pareja, monogamia, fidelidad, maternidad y familia son puestas en revisión. En ambos ejes se podrá advertir la influencia capital que tuvo la teoría feminista para el cuestionamiento de un orden social-patriarcal que afectaría particularmente las relaciones sexuales, de género y familiares. Así, las críticas a la “heterosexualidad obligatoria” y el “patriarcado” constituyeron claves interpretativas indisociables para intentar construir una identidad y modo de vida lésbico-feminista.

  17. Políticas urbanas en Buenos Aires: una mirada etnográfica sobre la producción de complejos habitacionales

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    Ana Gretel Thomasz

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se exploran las características y particularidades de las políticas urbanas puestas en práctica en la ciudad de Buenos Aires en distintos momentos específicos de su evolución sociohistórica, a fin de concretar el acceso a la vivienda de diversos sectores sociales. Para ello, se examinarán los rasgos principales de los planes y programas habitacionales que dieron origen a dos viviendas de interés social situadas en el sur porteño: el Conjunto Soldati —un gran complejo habitacional edificado en la década del setenta— y el Conjunto Nueva Pompeya —un emprendimiento de menor tamaño construido recientemente—. El artículo se nutre de un trabajo de campo de raíz etnográfica que contempla las prácticas, experiencias y construcciones de sentido de los habitantes de ambos conjuntos.

  18. 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.

  19. The electrochemical behavior of the Al3Ta intermetallic

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    To identify the role of β-phase Al3Ta precipitates in pitting of heterogeneous Al-Ta alloys exposed to aqueous solutions, the Al3Ta compound was synthesized in bulk form for study by conventional electrochemical and surface analytical techniques. Under conditions of anodic polarization in chloride-free buffer solutions of various pH, Al3Ta is passive, however the phase is capable of supporting electron transfer reactions like anodic O2 evolution and cathodic H2 evolution at enhanced rates compared to pure Al. Correspondingly, Al3Ta is effectively noble with respect to its microstructural surroundings. Facile electron transfer appears to be traceable to the fact that the surface oxide is relatively thin and contains a high fraction (∼0.4) of Ta2O5 which has a low electronic resistivity. Since reduction reactions occur at enhanced rates, Al3Ta precipitates are expected to act as local cathodes under free corrosion conditions in aggressive environments. Surface analysis shows that significant Ta enrichment of an air-formed oxide film occurs upon initial exposure to solution. Subsequent anodic polarization up to the O2 evolution potential does not induce further enrichment however

  20. La responsabilidad cívica frente al ambiente

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    Velásquez Barrero, Luz Stella

    1990-01-01

    Dos puntos de vista opuestos caracterizaron por mucho tiempo la concepción de la relación HOMBRE-MEDIO AMBIENTE. Por un lado, la concepción Antropocéntrica según el HOMBRE es AMO y REY de la Naturaleza, ella , esta puesta a su servicio y le pertenece por derecho propio para mantenimiento de la civilización. Por otro lado, la concepción Conservacionista respondiendo a una óptica fundamentalmente Biológica que punta hacia la supervivencia de la vida orgánica y por tanto de la humanidad, argum...

  1. Epitaxial growth of Al/Al2O3 multilayer structures

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    In order to obtain Al-Al2O3 quantum effect devices, it is necessary to deposit epitaxially Al on Al2O3 and Al2O3 on Al. We have already obtained an epitaxial Al/Al2O3/Al structures on Si(111). In this paper, we have deposit Al/Al2O3/Al structures on Si(111), and investigated the crystallinity by using RBS. (author)

  2. 75 FR 18239 - Notice of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

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    2010-04-09

    ... of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act Notice is hereby given that on March 31, 2010, two proposed Consent Decrees were lodged. United States et al. v. Shell Chemical LP, Civil Action No. 4:10-cv... District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. The Consent Decrees in these Clean Air Act...

  3. 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.

  4. 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)

  5. Doppelthydrophile Blockcopolymere als Mineralisationstemplate

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    Kasparova, Pavla

    2002-07-01

    Die vorliegende Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit der Synthese und den Eigenschaften von doppelthydrophilen Blockcopolymeren und ihrer Anwendung in einem biomimetischen Mineralisationsprozeß von Calciumcarbonat und Bariumsulfat. Doppelthydrophile Blockcopolymere bestehen aus einem hydrophilen Block, der nicht mit Mineralien wechselwirkt und einem zweiten Polyelektrolyt-Block, der stark mit Mineraloberflächen wechselwirkt. Diese Blockcopolymere wurden durch ringöffnende Polymerisation von N-carboxyanhydriden (NCA's) und a-methoxy-ω-amino[poly(ethylene glycol)] PEG-NH2 als Initiator hergestellt. Die hergestellten Blockcopolymere wurden als effektive Wachstumsmodifikatoren für die Kristallisation von Calciumcarbonat und Bariumsulfat Mineralien eingesetzt. Die so erhaltenen Mineralpartikel (Kugeln, Hantel, eiförmige Partikel) wurden durch Lichtmikroskopie in Lösung, SEM und TEM charakterisiert. Röntgenweitwinkelstreuung (WAXS) wurde verwendet, um die Modifikation von Calciumcarbonat zu ermitteln und die Größe der Calciumcarbonat- und Bariumsulfat-Nanopartikel zu ermitteln. This work describes the synthesis and characterization of double hydrophilic block copolymers and their use in a biomimetic mineralization process of Calcium Carbonate and Barium Sulfate. Double hydrophilic block copolymers consist of a hydrophilic block that does not interact with minerals and another hydrophilic polyelectrolyte block that strongly interacts with mineral surfaces. These polymers were synthesised via ring opening polymerisation of N-carboxyanhydride (NCA), and the first hydrophilic block a-methoxy-ω-amino[poly(ethylene glycol)] PEG-NH2 was used as an initiator. The prepared block copolymers were used as effective crystal growth modifiers to control the crystallization of Calcium Carbonate and Barium Sulfate minerals. The resulting mineral particles (spheres, dumbbells, egg-like particles) were characterised by light microscopy in solution, by SEM, and by TEM. X-Ray scattering

  6. Fretting wear performances of multilayered PVD TiAlZrN/TiAlN/TiAl on AISI 4140 steel

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    Tlili, Brahim; NASRI, Mustapha; F. Ayari; Nouveau, Corinne

    2008-01-01

    Nowadays, most surface treatments are realized through vapor deposition techniques as thin hard coatings to guarantee; high surface hardness, low friction coefficient and improve wear resistance. Several experimental investigations have let to the development of a (TiAlCN/TiAlN/TiAl) and (TiAlZrN/TiAlN/TiAl) coatings in preference to the traditional TiN coating. In the current paper research conducted on fretting wear of a (TiAlCN/TiAlN/TiAl) and a (TiAlZrN/TiAlN/TiAl) multilayer coatings de...

  7. 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)

  8. 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,...

  9. El teatro de guerra: una puesta en escena del sujeto

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    MARIA C. CASTRO

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El acercamiento a la guerra desde la perspectiva del picoanálisis permite indagar acerca del sujeto puesto en escena. Con Freud y Lacan hay la ocasión para descifrar el poder de la guerra y su comando mortífero, explorándola en su dimensión de discurso, un camino que posibilitan rastrear los tempranos aportes de Clausewitz. En la vía de dilucidar sobre el sujeto implicado en el acto de dar muerte y la vertiente del sacrificio, puede apelarse a las palabras de algunos que fueron combatientes de una organización paramilitar en el conflicto bélico que se vive en Colombia.

  10. Las Pasiones: Puesta en escena cinematográfica

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    Ceballos Saavedra, Maritza

    2005-01-01

    El propósito principal de la investigación es reconstruir el concepto de pasión para luego formular un modelo de análisis que permita abordar su funcionamiento y lograr una comprensión cultural de las pasiones. Las preguntas que guían la indagación son: ¿cuál es la distinción entre emoción y pasión? ¿cómo analizar las pasiones?, y ¿cuál es el lugar ejemplar donde se podrían analizar las pasiones?. Se contruye el concepto de pasión en su relación con la razón, con la acción y con la moral. De ...

  11. Desarrollo y puesta en marcha de una empresa audiovisual

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    Barberá-Hernández, Víctor Manuel

    2014-01-01

    Creación de una empresa dedicada a la producción y promoción de videoclips de artistas musicales emergentes o de reciente andadura. Ofertar una producción de calidad a precios asequibles para este tipo de clientes que tendrían un perfil de poder adquisitivo bajo o medio a través de una metodología de realización del producto controlada en costes que deje margen de beneficio a la empresa. Conjuntamente ir creando y fomentando canales de promoción para este tipo de producto como ...

  12. Puesta en marcha del sensor inercial MTi de Xsens

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    Morales Tejero, Daniel

    2011-01-01

    El departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas y Automática de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid está desarrollando el robot humanoide TEO con fines de investigación en este campo. Una de las partes fundamentales es la estabilidad de dicho humanoide y para ello, se ha realizado este proyecto. El objetivo de éste es la integración del sensor inercial MTi de la marca Xsens, para que genere los datos adecuados de posición y orientación, que serán usados en el control del robot. Para llevar a cabo e...

  13. 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

  14. Updated ozone absorption cross section will reduce air quality compliance

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    Sofen, E. D.; Evans, M. J.; Lewis, A. C.

    2015-12-01

    Photometric ozone measurements rely upon an accurate value of the ozone absorption cross section at 253.65 nm. This has recently been re-evaluated by Viallon et al. (2015) as 1.8 % smaller than the accepted value (Hearn, 1961) used for the preceding 50 years. Thus, ozone measurements that applied the older cross section systematically underestimate the amount of ozone in air. We correct the reported historical surface data from North America and Europe and find that this modest change in cross section has a significant impact on the number of locations that are out of compliance with air quality regulations if the air quality standards remain the same. We find 18, 23, and 20 % increases in the number of sites that are out of compliance with current US, Canadian, and European ozone air quality health standards for the year 2012. Should the new cross-section value be applied, it would impact attainment of air quality standards and compliance with relevant clean air acts, unless the air quality target values themselves were also changed proportionately. We draw attention to how a small change in gas metrology has a global impact on attainment and compliance with legal air quality standards. We suggest that further laboratory work to evaluate the new cross section is needed and suggest three possible technical and policy responses should the new cross section be adopted.

  15. 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.

  16. 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)

  17. 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

  18. 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...

  19. Malamih al-Ashwat al-'Arabiyyah wa Makharijaha

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    Amrah Muhammad Kasim

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This writing discusses on al-ashwat al-‘arabiyyah that is known with “phonetic” term. It talks and interprets makharij al-huruf or place for producing sounds and also processing production of sounds by parts of mouth in Arabic language. The problems of sounds and its systems in Arabic language have been conducted by the scholars of al-ashwat al-‘arabiyyah attractively, neatly, and detail and gotten ahead the phonetic western scholars. Part of their analysis results formulate the study about al-ashwat al-sakinah (al-Shamit is known with vocal and consonant sounds in research questions shawait – shawamit. Ibnu Jinni has formulated “harakat”(wowel in Arabic language and dimension of letter  mad and liyn on alif  letter - waw - ya’ (ا و ي, from these letters create  harakat fathah, dammah, and kasrah. Moreover, in this writing also exist the description of hija’i letters and its makhraj that are correct from parts of mouth and the unity of coordinative sounds that produce sounds in morphemes arrangement, in one word that produces meaning. The result of phonological study has divided al-ashwat to be kinds of sound like the pronounced sounds, produced sounds from mouth, and heard sound.

  20. Editorial: Cartas al Editor

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    Guillermo Llanos

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available En todas las revistas biomédicas del mundo existe una sección habitual denominada como el título de este editorial y que en Colombia Médica la llamamos correspondencia. Este espacio tiene como objetivo fundamental que los lectores escriban a los autores (investigadores comentando los artículos que se han publicado en números anteriores de la revista. Las cartas son, entonces, breves comentarios de desacuerdo o acuerdo (conceptual, metodológico, interpretativo sobre falencias ubicadas por un lector alerta al tema debatido en cualquiera de las secciones como en los artículos originales, editoriales, revisiones, presentación de casos, etc. publicados previamente en la revista. Las cartas deben permitir el intercambio de opiniones y formas de pensar y analizar los problemas planteados entre los autores y los lectores. En ocasiones una serie de cartas motivadas por un artículo original puede ser tan o más interesante como el artículo que generó la correspondencia. Las cartas son también un formato adecuado para comunicar un hecho novedoso de una observación clínica juiciosa no descrita antes. Un ejemplo de ello es la carta de un gineco-obstetra australiano cuando informó a Lancet los primeros efectos adversos informados de la talidomida. Colombia Médica, a pesar de mantener vigente esta sección, no ha sido muy afortunada en establecer una buena cultura del envío de cartas al editor. Pero últimamente han llegado juiciosas observaciones a las cuales se les ha dado prioridad en su publicación. Toda carta que comenta los hallazgos de un artículo es enviada a los autores para su respuesta, porque ello genera el debate académico buscado, y luego se publican, tanto la carta como su respuesta. El Estilo Vancouver recomienda que la carta y su respuesta deban ser breve, no pasar de dos o tres párrafos y contener sólo cuatro o cinco referencias. En lo posible (a menos que sea indispensable no presentar ni cuadros ni gráficos. El t

  1. Microstructure of MCMgAl12Zn1 magnesium alloy

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    Dobrzański L.A.; Tański T.; Čížek L.

    2007-01-01

    In this paper is presented the structure of the cast magnesium alloys as cast state and after heat treatment cooled with different cooling rate, depending on the cooling medium (furnace, water, air). For investigations samples in shape of 250x150x25 mm plates were used. The structure have been study in the light microscope, scanning electron microscope equipped with an electron back scattering facility. The effects of the addition of Al on the microstructure were also studied. In the analysed...

  2. 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....

  3. El sistema de áreas naturales protegidas y su rol para la conservación del agua : Aproximación al conocimiento de la presencia de diferentes cuerpos de aguas en el Sistema Provincial de Áreas Naturales Protegidas de la provincia de Buenos Aires

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    Romero, María Cristina

    2013-01-01

    El Sistema de Áreas Naturales Protegidas de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (SANP) está regulado por la ley 10907 (B.O. 6/6/90) reglamentada por el decreto 218/94 y modificada por la ley 12.459 (B.O. 26/7/2000). El mismo permite la protección de la biodiversidad de los diferentes ecosistemas de la provincia, a través de la conformación de unidades de conservación funcionales (Reservas Naturales), las que nos brindan servicios ambientales para la sociedad, como protección de sectores de cuencas h...

  4. 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)

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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)

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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.

  11. 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.)

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. Model Research On Synthesis Of Al2O3-C Layers By MOCVD

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    Full Text Available These are model studies whose aim is to obtain information that would allow development of new technology for synthesizing monolayers of Al2O3-C with adjusted microstructure on cemented carbides. The Al2O3-C layer will constitute an intermediate layer on which the outer layer of Al2O3 without carbon is synthesized. The purpose of the intermediate layer is to block the cobalt diffusion to the synthesized outer layer of Al2O3 and to stop the diffusion of air oxygen to the substrate during the synthesis of the outer layer. This layer should be thin, continuous, dense and uniform in thickness.

  17. Surface Microstructure of Nanoaluminized CoCrAlY Coating Irradiated by HCPEB

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    Han, Zhiyong; HAN, JIAN; Jing, Zhenzhu

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    A thermal sprayed CoCrAlY coating was prepared by air plasma spray on the surface of Ni-based superalloy GH4169; then, a nanoscale aluminum film was deposited with electron beam vacuum deposition on it. The coatings irradiated by high-current pulsed electron beam were investigated. After HCPEB treatment, the Al film was remelted into the bond coat. XRD result shows that Al and Al2O3 phase were recorded in the irradiated and aluminized coatings, while Co-based oxides which originally existed i...

  18. Research of Interaction Between Zn Based Solders and Cu, Al Substrates

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    Prach Michal; Kostolný Igor; Koleňák Roman

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    The paper deals with the study of interaction between Cu, Al substrates (purity 5N) and ZnAl4, ZnAg6Al6 zinc solders for higher application temperatures. Soldering was performed with power ultrasound in the air without flux application at temperature 420 °C. Acting time of ultrasonic vibration was 3 s and ultrasound frequency was 40 kHz. Soldered joints were assessed by optical light microscopy and EDX microanalysis. Intermetallic layers (IM) CuZn4 and Cu5Zn8 were formed at the Cu/ZnAl4 bound...

  19. 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

  20. 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...

  1. Hydrolysis of aluminum nitride powders in moist air

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    High thermal conductivity is required for successful application of aluminum nitride (AlN) as a substrate material in electronic devices. AlN powders of low oxygen content are needed since oxygen contamination greatly reduces the thermal conductivity of AlN ceramics. High-purity AlN powders are commercially available, but can be contaminated by oxygen when contacting water/oxygen in powder processing after manufacturing. The present study investigates the hydrolysis properties of AlN powders in moist air at room temperature, so as to understand the degradation phenomena during powder handling in the normal atmospheric environment. The powders investigated were produced via three major commercial processes, namely, chemical vapor deposition from triethyl aluminum, carbothermal reduction and nitridation of alumina, and direct nitridation of aluminum. At the beginning of hydrolysis, an induction period is observed for each powder, which is attributed to slow hydrolysis of the surface oxide/oxyhydroxide layer. The length of this period is thus dependent on the composition and thickness of the surface layer, which is in turn affected by the manufacturing method. The AlN powder produced by the carbothermal process shows the longest induction period. The hydrolysis reaction produces initially amorphous AlOOH, which is further hydrolyzed to mixtures of bayerite, nordstrandite, and gibbsite, forming agglomerates around the unreacted AlN. Copyright (2003) AD-TECH - International Foundation for the Advancement of Technology Ltd

  2. Exposure to hazardous air pollutants and the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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    Background: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a serious and rapidly fatal neurodegenerative disorder with an annual incidence of 1–2.6/100,000 persons. Few known risk factors exist although gene–environment interaction is suspected. We investigated the relationship between suspected neurotoxicant hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) exposure and ALS. Methods: A case–control study involving sporadic ALS cases (n = 51) and matched controls (n = 51) was conducted from 2008 to 2011. Geocoded residential addresses were linked to U.S. EPA NATA data (1999, 2002, and 2005) by census tract. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using conditional logistic regression. Results: Residential exposure to aromatic solvents significantly elevated the risk of ALS among cases compared to controls in 2002 (OR = 5.03, 95% CI: 1.29, 19.53) and 1999 (OR = 4.27, 95% CI: 1.09, 16.79) following adjustment for education, smoking, and other exposure groups. Metals, pesticides, and other HAPs were not associated with ALS. Conclusions: A potential relationship is suggested between residential ambient air aromatic solvent exposure and risk of ALS in this study. - Highlights: • The effects of ambient air pollutants and risk of ALS was assessed. • EPA NATA data linked to geocoded addresses for 1999, 2002, and 2005. • Residential exposure to aromatic solvents was associated with an increased risk of ALS. - Residential exposure to aromatic solvents was associated with an increased risk of ALS

  3. El Bienestar Animal aplicado al transporte y la faena para consumo humano. (The animal welfare applied to the transport and the slaughter for consumption.

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    Barros Restano, Alvaro.

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available ResumenNumerosos trabajos de investigación han demostrado la incidencia sobre la calidad final de la carne del inadecuado manejo de los animales tanto en el transporte omo en la etapa previa a la faena. Personalmente consideramos que es necesario considerar también el trato dado al ganado durante toda su vida y en especial dentro de los 15 a 30 días antes del embarque. Los perjuicios económicos han sidocuantificados ascendiendo a varios millones de dólares en donde interviene el nivel de machucamiento y las pérdidas por carnes con pHu elevado generalmente puestas en evidencia por el color oscuro de las mismas. Los problemas citados son el reflejo de una irresponsable falta de atención al bienestar de los animales. En el presente trabajo se brindan recomendaciones para optimizar la presente situación concretamente en las etapas del transporte y el manejo antemortem en el establecimiento de faena.AbstractVarious research works have demonstrated the effect on the final quality of the meat of the inadequate management of the animals both during the transport and previous to the slaughter. Personally we think that it is necessary to also consider the treatment given to the cattle during all its life and especially during the 15 to 30 days before the shipment. The economic prejudices have been quantified to be several million dollars, where the main causes are the level of bruising and the meats with high pHu generally put in evidence by their dark color. The mentioned problems are the evidence of an irresponsible lack of attention to animal welfare. In the present work recommendations are made in order to optimize the presentsituation particularly in the stages of transportation and antemortem management at the slaughterhouse.

  4. Alexandria (Al Iskandariya), Egypt

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    2002-01-01

    This image of Alexandria was taken by astronauts on board the International Space Station in December 2000 using an Electronic Still Camera. A wider-angle view (STS088-739-90) taken from the Space Shuttle in December 1998 is available for context. Alexandria (Al Iskandariya) occupies a T-shaped peninsula and strip of land separating the Mediterranean from Lake Mariout. Originally the town was built upon a mole (stone breakwater) called Heptastadium, which joined the island of Pharos (see referenced website, below) to the mainland. Since then sedimentary deposits have widened the mole. Since 1905, when the 370,000 Alexandrians lived in an area of about 4 sq km between the two harbors, the city (population 4 million; see referenced website, below) has grown beyond its medieval walls and now occupies an area of about 300 sq km. The Mahmudiya Canal, connecting Alexandria with the Nile, runs to the south of the city and, by a series of locks, enters the harbor of the principal port of Egypt (note ships). The reddish and ochre polygons west of Lake Mariout are salt-evaporation, chemical-storage, and water-treatment ponds within the coastal lagoon. Reference Youssef Halim and Fatma Abou Shouk, 2000, Human impacts on Alexandria's marine environment: UNESCO, Coastal Regions and Small Islands Unit (CSI), Coastal Management Sourcebooks 2 (accessed December 20, 2000) Additional photographs taken by astronauts can be viewed at NASA-JSC's Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Image ISS001-ESC-5025 provided by the Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center.

  5. Undulators at the ALS

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    At Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's (LBL) Advanced Light Source (ALS), three 4.6 m long undulators have been completed, tested and installed. A fourth is under construction. The completed undulators include two 5.0 cm period length, 89 period devices (U5.0s) which achieve a 0.85 T effective field at a 14 mm minimum gap and a 8.0 cm period length, 55 period device (U8.0) that reaches a 1.2 T effective field at a 14 mm minimum gap. The undulator under construction is a 10.0 cm period length, 43 period device (U10.0) that is designed to achieve 0.98 T at a 23 mm gap. Undulator magnetic gap variation (rms) is within 25 microns over the periodic structure length. Reproducibility of the adjustable magnetic gap has been measured to be within +/- 5 microns. Gap adjusting range is from 14 mm to 210 mm, which can be scanned in one minute. The 5.1 m long vacuum chambers are flat in the vertical direction to within 0.74 mm and straight in the horizontal direction to within 0.08 mm over the 4.6 m magnetic structure sections. Vacuum chamber base pressures after UHV beam conditioning are. in the mid 10-11 Torr range and storage ring operating pressures with full current are in the low 10-10 Torr range. Measurements show that the uncorrelated magnetic field errors are 0.23%, and 0.20% for the two U5.Os and the U8.0 respectively and that the field integrals are small over the 1 cm by 6 cm beam aperture. Device description, fabrication, and measurements are presented

  6. Wet Air Oxidation and Catalytic Wet Air Oxidation for Refinery Spent Caustics Degradation

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    The work focuses on evaluating wet air oxidation and catalytic wet air oxidation technique to degrade refinery spent caustics (original COD is 250,781 mg/L) in a milder operation conditions (150-200 degree C, 0.2-2.5MPa). The results show that: in non-catalyst WAO, the highest COD degradation conversion could reach about 75% when 200 degree C, 2MPa oxygen and 300rpm were used. At every temperature, the reaction procedures follow pseudo-first order equations and the activation energy is 45.5 kJ/mol. The reactivity of three main contaminants in wastewater is on the order of sulphide > petroleum > volatile phenol. The COD degradation conversion could improve to about 95% when composite catalyst MnOx-CeO/sub x//sub x/ gamma-Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ (W/sub Mn//W gamma-/sub Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ =0.5/ and WCe/W MnOx Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/=0.4) was used. The pseudo-first order equations also could be applied for catalyst system and its activation energy decreases to 27.2 kJ/mol. The catalyst could improve the degradation efficiency of petroleum and volatile phenol. Their conversions could increase to 85% and 74% respectively after catalyst used. (author)

  7. The effect of silicon on the oxidation behavior of NiAlHf coating system

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    Dai, Pengchao; Wu, Qiong; Ma, Yue; Li, Shusuo; Gong, Shengkai

    2013-04-01

    Two types of NiAlHf coatings doped with different content of Si (1 at.% and 2 at.%) were deposited on a Ni3Al based single crystal superalloy IC32 by electron beam physical vapor deposition (EB-PVD) method, respectively. For comparison, NiAlHf coating with 0 at.% Si was also prepared. The oxidation tests were carried out at 1423 K in air. At the initial stage of oxidation, large amount of flake-like θ-Al2O3 was found on NiAlHf coating surface. However, no θ-Al2O3 was observed in 2 at.% Si doped NiAlHf coating except α-Al2O3. It revealed that the Si additions could contribute to the transformation from θ-Al2O3 to α-Al2O3. When oxidation time prolonged to 100 h, it was found that the degradation of NiAlHf coating was very severe with no residual β-phase, which was due to the serious inter-diffusion between the coating and substrate. In contrast, the inter-diffusion in Si-doped coating was reduced with some residual β-phase and R-Ni(Mo, Re) precipitates. The presence of Si could retard the inter-diffusion of elements between coating and substrate, indicating a barrier diffusion effect. As a result, the oxidation resistance of NiAlHf coating was improved significantly.

  8. The effect of silicon on the oxidation behavior of NiAlHf coating system

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    Two types of NiAlHf coatings doped with different content of Si (1 at.% and 2 at.%) were deposited on a Ni3Al based single crystal superalloy IC32 by electron beam physical vapor deposition (EB-PVD) method, respectively. For comparison, NiAlHf coating with 0 at.% Si was also prepared. The oxidation tests were carried out at 1423 K in air. At the initial stage of oxidation, large amount of flake-like θ-Al2O3 was found on NiAlHf coating surface. However, no θ-Al2O3 was observed in 2 at.% Si doped NiAlHf coating except α-Al2O3. It revealed that the Si additions could contribute to the transformation from θ-Al2O3 to α-Al2O3. When oxidation time prolonged to 100 h, it was found that the degradation of NiAlHf coating was very severe with no residual β-phase, which was due to the serious inter-diffusion between the coating and substrate. In contrast, the inter-diffusion in Si-doped coating was reduced with some residual β-phase and R-Ni(Mo, Re) precipitates. The presence of Si could retard the inter-diffusion of elements between coating and substrate, indicating a barrier diffusion effect. As a result, the oxidation resistance of NiAlHf coating was improved significantly.

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. Esfera pública y juegos de azar: del meeting contra el juego al allanamiento de domicilio privado. Prensa, parlamento y policía en Buenos Aires (1901-1902 Esfera Pública e jogos: do meeting contra o jogo ao allanamiento de domicílio privado. Imprensa, parlamento e polícia em Buenos Aires, (1901-1902 Public Sphere and Gambling: from the meeting against Gambling to Legal Home Search. Press, Parliament and Police in Buenos Aires, (1901-1902

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    Ana Victoria Cecchi

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El 29 de septiembre de 1901 se realizó, en la ciudad de Buenos Aires, un meeting contra el juego concurriendo a la Plaza de Mayo unas 5.000 personas que solicitaron del Presidente de la República la represión de los juegos de azar en el ámbito urbano. El meeting contra el juego permite indagar el lugar ocupado por la prensa en la organización de una movilización de estas características, cuyo eje de protesta encuentra sus fundamentos en el terreno moral y pone en evidencia que no todas las iniciativas nacidas en el seno de la opinión pública van en el sentido de la ampliación de derechos. Las discusiones parlamentarias que esta movilización proyecta también resultan de interés en la medida en que derivan, en 1902, en la sanción de la ley de Represión del juego que volverá legal el allanamiento de domicilio privado.Em 29 de Setembro de 1901 realizou-se na cidade de Buenos Aires um meeting contra o jogo, participando 5.000 pessoas na Plaza de Mayo que solicitaram ao Presidente da República a repressão dos jogos de azar nas áreas urbanas. O meeting contra o jogo permite examinar o lugar da imprensa na organização de uma mobilização destas características, cujo eixo de protesto encontra seus fundamentos no território moral e evidencia que nem todas as iniciativas surgidas na opinião pública refletem a ampliação de direitos. Os debates parlamentários que esta mobilização suscitou também interessam porque -depois de varios meses- derivam, em 1902, na sanção de uma Lei de repressão ao jogo que tornará legal a invasão policial de domicílio particular.On September the 29th, 1901, a meeting against gambling was held in Buenos Aires: about 5,000 people attended the Plaza de Mayo and demanded that the President of the Republic repressed games of chance in urban environments. This meeting against gambling provides grounds for an inquiry regarding the role the media plays in the organization of such events, which start

  13. 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

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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.

  17. Elaboration and characterization of Al doped ZnO nanorod thin films annealed in hydrogen

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    Research highlights: → High transparent and conductive Al doped ZnO nanorod thin films were synthesized using sol-gel spin-coating method. → Al doped ZnO nanorod thin films can be got by annealing in hydrogen rather than in air. → Crystal orientation of Al doped ZnO thin film has been raised. → Resistivity of films has been remarkably reduced by annealing in hydrogen. - Abstract: ZnO thin films doped with Al concentrations of 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 at% were prepared by a sol-gel spin-coating method on glass substrates and respectively annealed at 550 deg. C for 2 h in hydrogen and air. The X-ray diffraction and selected-area electron diffraction results confirm that the Al doped ZnO thin films are of wurtzite hexagonal ZnO. The scanning electron microscope results indicate that the Al doped ZnO nanorod thin films can be got by annealing in hydrogen rather than in air. The optical properties reveal that the Al doped ZnO thin films have obviously enhanced transmittance in the visible region. The electrical properties show that the resistivity of 1.0 at% Al doped ZnO thin films has been remarkably reduced from 0.73 Ω m by annealing in air to 3.2 x 10-5 Ω m by annealing in hydrogen. It is originated that the Al doped ZnO nanorod thin films annealed in hydrogen increased in electron concentration and mobility due to the elimination of adsorbed oxygen species, and multicoordinated hydrogen.

  18. Air passivation of metal hydride beds for waste disposal

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    One waste acceptance criteria for hydride bed waste disposal is that the bed be non-pyrophoric. Batch-wise air ingress tests were performed which determined the amount of air consumed by a metal hydride bed. A desorbed, 4.4 kg titanium prototype hydride storage vessel (HSV) produced a 4.4 deg.C internal temperature rise upon the first air exposure cycle and a 0.1 deg.C temperature rise upon a second air exposure. A total of 346 sec air was consumed by the bed (0.08 sec per gram Ti). A desorbed, 9.66 kg LaNi4.25Al0.75 prototype storage bed experienced larger temperature rises over successive cycles of air ingress and evacuation. The cycles were performed over a period of days with the bed effectively passivated after the 12. cycle. Nine to ten STP-L of air reacted with the bed producing both oxidized metal and water. (authors)

  19. Elementos facilitadores en la implantación de servicios de telemedicina: Perspectiva de los profesionales implicados en su diseño y puesta en marcha Facilitators in the implantation of telemedicine services: Perspective of professionals involved in its design and implementation

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    F. Roig

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento. Ante las dificultades que encuentra la Telemedicina para su incorporación definitiva a la práctica clínica y ante la falta de evidencia sobre las estrategias de implementación más adecuadas, resulta necesario recoger y difundir el aprendizaje obtenido a partir de la experiencia en su introducción en nuestro sistema de salud. El objetivo del estudio es identificar los elementos facilitadores percibidos por los profesionales que participan en el diseño y puesta en marcha de proyectos de Telemedicina. Métodos. Estudio cualitativo realizado a partir de los datos obtenidos a través de entrevistas semi-estructuradas a 17 informantes clave de diferentes organizaciones del ámbito de la salud en Cataluña. Resultados. Los facilitadores identificados son que el servicio de Telemedicina responda a una necesidad claramente percibida por los profesionales; que el núcleo del liderazgo incorpore a clínicos en un modelo abierto, participativo y flexible que tenga en cuenta las necesidades de los profesionales; que sea capaz de establecer relaciones de colaboración con los diferentes participantes más allá de la del cliente-proveedor; y que incorpore desde el diseño inicial una estrategia para su sostenibilidad y normalización. Conclusiones. Conocer los facilitadores y las barreras que aparecen en el proceso de implantación de TM en las organizaciones sanitarias se convierte en un elemento de alto valor para su introducción definitiva. Un enfoque que combine evidencia sobre eficacia clínica y coste-beneficio con lecciones aprendidas sobre las dinámicas de implementación y normalización permitirá obtener una comprensión global de la adopción de la TM y mejorar su gestión organizativa.Background. Given the difficulties encountered by Telemedicine for final incorporation into clinical practice and given the lack of scientific evidence regarding the most appropriate implementation strategies, it is necessary to collect and

  20. The battery as a thermal storage. Impacts on the air conditioning of interior spaces, the thermal architecture and the operation strategy of electric-powered vehicles; Die Batterie als thermischer Speicher. Auswirkungen auf die Innenraumklimatisierung, die thermische Architektur und die Betriebsstrategie von Elektrofahrzeugen

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    Bouvy, Claude [Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH, Aachen (Germany); Jeck, Peter; Gissing, Joerg; Lichius, Thomas; Baltzer, Sidney; Eckstein, Lutz [RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Kraftfahrzeuge

    2012-11-01

    In this paper the use of the electric traction battery as a thermal storage unit is analysed by means of simulations. The stored thermal energy is exclusively used in this work to heat the passenger cabin. For this scenario two alternative concepts are being compared to a conventional operational mode, without the use of the battery as a thermal storage. On the one hand the stored heat is directly used for cabin heating with an liquid/air heat exchanger. On the other hand a heat pump raises the temperature level. First the holistic modeling approach and the detailed architectures are presented. Then these models are simulated for a winter scenario and the results are discussed. (orig.)

  1. 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.

  2. 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.)

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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....

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Epistemologi Sufi : Perspektif Al-Hakim Al-Tirmidzi

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    Ainul Abidin Shah

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract : This article deals with some epistemological terms and theoretical postulates in the thought of a well known sufi  from the 9th century AD., Abu `Abdu’lLah Muhammad b. `Ali al-Hakim al-Tirmidzi, in order to describe the path (sulūk of a sufi towards the Ultimate Reality. In his own style thought about the sufis, placing an emphasis upon the strong relations between the walāyah (sufi  sainthood and the ma`rifa (sufi knowledge in the one side, and between the two a philosophy of Sufi Ethics. So, it is nothing out of the ordinary to fi nd his ethical inclinations as a dominant feature in every aspect of his epistemological thoughts. In addition, sufi epistemology in the perspective of philosophers focuses on enforcing the inner positive potents of the Self more so than to eliminate “the satanic influences” to the heart, because – in al-Tirmidzi’s argument is that the former would greatly improve the immunity of the self, and encourage it to tread consistently on the right path as well.Keywords :  Dhawq, eros, heart, exoteric, esoteric, al-Haqq, al-`Adl, al-Shidq Abstrak : Artikel ini membahas istilah-istilah epistemologi dan beberapa postulat dari seorang sufi terkenal abad ke-9, Abu `Abdu’lLahMuh ammad b.`Ali al-Hakim al-Tirmidzi, dalam upaya menggambarkan perjalanan suluk seorang sufi menuju Realitas Mutlak. Dalam gaya pemikirannya tentang sufi, kita menemukan bahwa figur ini cenderung  menekankan hubungan-hubungan yang kuat antara wal āyah (kewalian sufi dan ma‘rifa (pengetahuan sufi di satu sisi, dan antara keduanya dengan filsafat moral sufi.  Jadi, tidak aneh jika kita menemukan kecenderungan - kecenderungan etis yang dominan dalam setiap aspek  pemikiran epistemologinya. Dan epistemologi sufi dalam perspektif para filsuf lebih menekankan potensi inner Diri yang positif daripada menghapuskan “cara-cara syaitan” dalam hati, karena - menurut pendapat al-Tirmidzi – ia akan meningkatkan

  18. En la infancia los diagnósticos se escriben con lápiz. La patologización de las diferencias en la clínica y la educación. Untoiglich, Gisela, et al. /266 p. Buenos Aires: Noveduc. 2013.

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    2013-01-01

    El libro está organizado en cuatro partes, en función del eje temático que tienen los trabajos que integra cada una de ellas: Procesos de Patologización; Procesos diagnósticos en la infancia; Patologías psíquicas graves en la primera infancia; y Acerca de inclusiones y exclusiones. Sin embargo más allá de esta organización, el libro tiene una armonía que, a través de la diversidad, otorga coherencia al abordaje de un problema complejo como lo es el de los diagnósticos en la infancia. Precisa...

  19. 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....

  20. 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...

  1. 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.

  2. Growth and oxidation of thin film Al{sub 2}Cu

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    Son, K.A.; Missert, N.A.; Barbour, J.C.; Hren, J.J.; Copeland, R.G.; Minor, K.G.

    1999-11-09

    Al{sub 2}Cu thin films ({approximately}382 nm) are fabricated by melting and resolidifying Al/Cu bilayers in the presence of a {approximately}3 nm Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} passivating layer. X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) measures a 1.0 eV shift of the Cu2p{sub 3/2} peak and a 1.6 eV shift of the valence band relative to metallic Cu upon Al{sub 2}Cu formation. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Electron Back-Scattered Diffraction (EBSD) show that the Al{sub 2}Cu film is composed of 30--70 {mu}m wide and 10--25 mm long cellular grains with (110) orientation. The atomic composition of the film as estimated by Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) is 67{+-}2% Al and 33{+-}2% Cu. XPS scans of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/Al{sub 2}Cu taken before and after air exposure indicate that the upper Al{sub 2}Cu layers undergo further oxidation to Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} even in the presence of {approximately}5 nm Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}. The majority of Cu produced from oxidation is believed to migrate below the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} layers, based upon the lack of evidence for metallic Cu in the XPS scans. In contrast to Al/Cu passivated with Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, melting/resolidifying the Al/Cu bilayer without Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} results in phase-segregated dendritic film growth.

  3. Project of energy saving in compressed air; Proyecto de ahorro de energia en aire comprimido

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    Automatizacion, Productividad y Calidad S.A. de C.V. Puebla, (Mexico)

    2005-07-01

    The objective of this project is to reduce the operation costs by means of the energy saving through the use of the compressed air system. For this purpose the solenoid valves controlled per time and the manually acted valves of sphere must be replaced by pneumatic purges that remove from the system the condensed humidity without discharging air and which act automatically when the water reaches the level of unloading in its deposit. The pressure level is the reduction of the operation rank of pressure in the compressors, satisfying the operation requirements of the process equipment. [Spanish] El objetivo de este proyecto es reducir el costo de operacion mediante el ahorro de energia en la utilizacion del sistema de aire comprimido. Para ello se tienen que remplazar las valvulas solenoides controladas por tiempo y valvulas de esfera actuadas manualmente por purgas neumaticas que remueven del sistema la humedad condensada sin descargar aire y que actuan en forma automatica al alcanzar el agua el nivel de descarga en su deposito. El nivel de presion es la reduccion del rango de operacion de presion de los compresores, satisfaciendo los requerimientos de operacion de los equipos de proceso.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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…

  7. Pretreatment of apramycin wastewater by catalytic wet air oxidation

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    YANG Shao-xia; FENG Yu-jie; WAN Jia-feng; LIN Qing-ying; ZHU Wan-peng; JIANG Zhan-peng

    2005-01-01

    The pretreatment technology of wet air oxidation(WAO) and coagulation and acidic hydrolysis for apramycin wastewater was investigated in this paper. The COD, apramycin, NH4+ concentration, and the ratio of BOD5/COD were analyzed, and the color and odor of the effluent were observed. WAO of apramycin wastewater, without catalyst and with RuO2/Al2 O3 and RuO2-CeO2/Al2 O3 catalysts, was carried out at degradation temperature of 200℃ and the total pressure of 4 MPa in a 1 L batch reactor. The result showed that the apramycin removals were respectively 50.2% and 55.0%, COD removals were 40.0% and 46.0%, and the ratio of BOD5/COD was increased to 0.49 and 0.54 with RuO2/Al2 O3 and RuO2-CeO2/Al2 O3 catalysts in catylytic wet air oxidation(CWAO) after the reaction of 150 min. With the pretreatment of coagulation and acidic hydrolysis, COD and apramycin removals were slight decreased, and the ratio of BOD5/COD was increased to 0.45, and the effluents was not suitable to biological treatment. The color and odor of the wastewater were the apramycin wastewater. The addition of CeO2 could promote the activity and stability of RuO2/Al2 O3 in WAO of apramycin wastewater.

  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. 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

  12. La inserción al Asia-Pacífico, oportunidades y desafíos para el Valle del Cauca y la región pacífica colombiana

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    Ricardo Coutin

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: El objetivo general del texto es brindar una aproximación a los retos y las oportunidades que representa, para el Valle del Cauca y la Región Pacífica colombiana, la inserción al Asia-Pacífico. Para lo cual se plantean tres objetivos específicos: primero, analizar someramente el contexto económico comercial del Asia-Pacífico y América Latina, con especial énfasis en Colombia y los demás países de la Alianza del Pacífico (AP; segundo, estudiar las oportunidades y los retos para el Valle del Cauca y la Región Pacífica colombiana que plantea la puesta en escena del bloque comercial denominado Alianza del Pacífico; y tercero, indagar sobre los retos de competitividad y productividad que enfrenta el Valle del Cauca y que afectan el ambiente de negocios. El documento concluye que Colombia se encuentra rezagada en su inserción con la cuenca del Asia-Pacífico; también se plantea la necesidad de abordar el tema de estudio desde un enfoque subnacional.

  13. Experimental Establishment of the CaAl2O4–MgO and CaAl4O7–MgO Isoplethal Sections within the Al2O3–MgO–CaO Ternary System

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    Durán, Teresa; Serena Palomares, Sara; Peña, P.; Caballero Cuesta, Ángel; Aza Pendas, Salvador de; Aza Moya, Antonio H. de

    2008-01-01

    The isoplethal sections CaAl2O4–MgO and CaAl4O7–MgO of the Al2O3–MgO–CaO ternary system have been experimentally established at 1 bar total pressure and air of normal humidity. The sections obtained provide new data and information that are in disagreement with thermodynamic evaluations and optimizations of the Al2O3–MgO–CaO ternary system published to date. These differences arise mainly from the inclusion, or exclusion, of the binary compound Ca12Al14O33, mayenite, as a stable phase in the ...

  14. Direct Numerical Simulation of Air Layer Drag Reduction over a Backward-facing Step

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    Kim, Dokyun; Moin, Parviz

    2010-11-01

    Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) of two-phase flow is performed to investigate the air layer drag reduction (ALDR) phenomenon in turbulent flow over a backward-facing step. In their experimental study, Elbing et al. (JFM, 2008) have observed a stable air layer on an entire flat plate if air is injected beyond the critical air-flow rate. In the present study, air is injected at the step on the wall into turbulent water flow for ALDR. The Reynolds and Weber numbers based on the water properties and step height are 22,800 and 560, respectively. An inlet section length before the step is 3h and the post expansion length is 30h, where h is the step height. The total number of grid points is about 271 million for DNS. The level set method is used to track the phase interface and the structured-mesh finite volume solver is used with an efficient algorithm for two-phase DNS. Two cases with different air-flow rates are performed to investigate the mechanism and stability of air layer. For high air-flow rate, the stable air layer is formed on the plate and more than 90% drag reduction is obtained. In the case of low air-flow rate, the air layer breaks up and ALDR is not achieved. The parameters governing the stability of air layer from the numerical simulations is also consistent with the results of stability analysis.

  15. Pressureless infiltration of porous Al2O3 preform in molten 6061 commercial aluminium alloy

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    This paper presents an infiltration study of Al2O3 samples containing, approximately, 40% of pores with 1μ average radios. These samples were totally infiltrated with Al-6061 at 1100 deg C for 24 hs in air. Microstructural analysis showed the presence of an alumina matrix infiltrated through mechanisms that combine reactive processes and capillarity, and thus being coherent with the presence of open and closed porosity. The metallographic analysis showed open porosity infiltrated with Al-6061 by capillarity, while SEM micrographs corresponding to this system also showed closed pores filled with metal, that was transported into the ceramic matrix through a reactivate infiltration mechanism. The EDAX analysis for the Al2O3/Al 6061 system showed areas rich in silicon and copper at the metal-ceramic interface, while the ceramic phase showed the presence of Mg. XRD identified the presence of the MgAl2O4 spinel in the ceramic phase

  16. Co-depositing Sn controls the growth of Al films as surfactant

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    The present study investigates the influence of co-deposited Sn on the atomic processes involved in the structure evolution of vapour-deposited Al films. The films were prepared in HV by thermal evaporation from W sources at 1600 C substrate temperature either on Si wafers covered by a thermally grown oxide or on air cleaved mica. By applying the half-shadow technique, pure and Sn-doped Al films could be deposited simultaneously. The samples were investigated by AFM, scanning AES, X-TEM as well as by X-ray diffraction methods. The grain growth of Al is promoted by Sn in all stages of the film formation. Scanning AES measurements prove the existence of a wetting Sn layer both on the surface of Al islands and on the surface of the continuos Al layer. Excess Sn forms islands on the growth surface. The surface of pure Al layers exhibits grain boundary grooves and bunches of growth steps around terraces, while that of the Sn doped layers is more rounded. The substrate-film interface was covered by a thin Sn layer. AES measurements also prove the presence of Sn on the growth surface of Al films even after termination of Sn addition. Results of these experiments indicate that during co-deposition of Al and Sn the impinging Al atoms penetrate the wetting layer and are incorporated into the already existing Al crystals. A model has been developed for describing the growth of Al crystals in the presence Sn. (Authors)

  17. Stress Development and Relaxation in Al2O3 during Early Stage Oxidation of β-NiAl

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    Using a glancing synchrotron X-ray beam (Advanced Photon Source, Beamline 12BM, Argonne National Laboratory), Debye-Scherrer diffraction patterns from thermally grown oxides on NiAl samples were recorded during oxidation at 1000 or 1100 C in air. The diffraction patterns were analyzed to determine strain and phase changes in the oxide scale as it developed and evolved. Strain was obtained from measurements of the elliptical distortion of the Debye-Scherrer rings, where data from several rings of a single phase were used. Results were obtained from α-Al2O3 as well as from the transition alumina, in this case θ-Al2O3, which formed during the early stage. Compressive stress was found in the first-formed transition alumina, but the initial stress in α-Al2O3 was tensile, with a magnitude high enough to cause Al2O3 fracture. New α-Al2O3 patches nucleated at the scale/alloy interface and spread laterally and upward. This transformation not only puts the alpha alumina in tension, but can also cause the transition alumina to be in tension. After a complete α-Al2O3 layer formed at the interface, the strain level in α-Al2O3 became compressive, reaching a steady state level around -75 MPa at 1100 C. To study a specimen's response to stress perturbation, samples with different thickness, after several hours of oxidation at 1100 C, were quickly cooled to 950 C to impose a compressive thermal stress in the scale. The rate of stress relaxation was the same for 1 and 3.5 mm thick samples, having a strain rate of ∼ 1 x 10-8/s. This behavior indicates that oxide creep is the major stress relaxation mechanism

  18. El pensamiento frente al arte

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    Bergmann, Antonio

    2012-01-01

    Es un hecho histórico de gran importancia el que el hombre haya creado arte antes de haberse dedicado a la filosofía. Al mencionar esto no pienso en las pinturas pre-históricas que se encuentran en las cuevas de España y en el Sur de Francia, sino ante todo, en el arte egipcio y mesopotámico.  En Egipto y Mesopotamia --y Mesopotamia parece ser la región más importante -no nació sino que se creó al hombre humano, al hombre como ser arquitectónico.

  19. 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...

  20. 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.