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  1. Clean Cities Case Study: Barwood Cab Fleet Study Summary

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    Barwood Cab Fleet Study Summary is the second in a new series called''Alternative Fuel Information Case Studies,'' designed to present real-world experiences with alternative fuels to fleet managers and other industry stakeholders

  2. CNG and Fleets: Building Your Business Case

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    2015-09-01

    Two online resources help fleets evaluate the economic soundness of a compressed natural gas program. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) Vehicle Infrastructure and Cash-Flow Evaluation (VICE 2.0) model and the accompanying report, Building a Business Case for Compressed Natural Gas in Fleet Applications, are uniquely designed for fleet managers considering an investment in CNG and can help ensure wise investment decisions about CNG vehicles and infrastructure.

  3. Conversion of Gasoline Vehicles to CNG Hybrid Vehicles (CNG-Electric Vehicles

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    Abolfazl Halvaei Niasar

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is investigation of the feasibility and advantages of using the natural gas as an alternative to gasoline as a fuel for hybrid electric vehicles. Operating CNG vehicles are really beneficial in the Middle East region considering the fact that gasoline is offered at a heavily subsidized price and therefore, by converting a significant portion of the automobiles to run on CNG, the gasoline internal consumption could be reduced. This in turn will result in more oil being available for export which will be beneficial to the economy of country. Hybrid Vehicles mainly have a CNG engine along with an electric drive. The batteries of Hybrid Vehicles are charged by a CNG engine. The engine size is smaller and emissions may be considerably less in hybrid vehicles relative to typical vehicles since the CNG engine is employed only to recharge the electric batteries. Although CNG-Electric hybrid vehicles are less common than Diesel-Electric hybrids, but they have been tested in several U.S. cities such as Denver and Seattle. CNG-electric hybrids hold huge potential for the future in the fact that they are significantly cleaner sources of energy and are conveniently suited to serve the needs of the current economy and modes of transportation. The use of these alternative sources of fuels requires investment and significant studies need to be made to evaluate their efficiencies and reliability. This study would cover most of these aspects and also explores the use of these technologies with particular reference to Qatar and the Middle East.

  4. Optical design of airport control tower cabs.

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    Carman, P D; Budde, H W

    1980-02-15

    A study has been made of optical aspects of airport control towers as part of a planned general optimization of control towers by Transport Canada. Problems found were reflections, glare, visual obstructions, identification of distant objects, and excessive solar heat. The study makes recommendations on cab shape, tower height, glazing, shades, sunglasses, binoculars, and internal lighting. Proper choice of cab shape (e.g., 30 degrees window inclination and 12-28 sides) provided effective control of reflections. Some plastic shades werefound to increase the risk of eye damage. Two tower cabs incorporating the recommendations have been built and were found to be satisfactory. PMID:20216882

  5. CNG 加气站初步设计及安全风险评价%Preliminary Design and Safety Risk Assessment of a CNG Filling Station

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    唐倩

    2015-01-01

    CNG(压缩天然气)作为当今汽车能源的重要组成部分,凭借其污染小、经济性好、成本低等优势得到迅速推广,CNG 汽车市场占有率越来越大,CNG 加气站的需求量也日益增加。根据《汽车加油加气站设计与施工规范》,对某 CNG 加气站进行初步设计,并结合国内外 CNG 加气站安全风险评价技术,采取科学、系统、完善的方针,对该 CNG 加气站进行安全风险评价。%CNG (compressed natural gas) as an important part of today's automotive energy, has many advantages, such as low pollution, good economy, low cost and so on, so it has gained rapid promotion, and CNG vehicle market share is growing, the demand of CNG filling station is increasing. In this paper, based on the " Specification for design and construction of automobile gasoline and gas filling station" ,preliminary design of a CNG filling station was carried out, the CNG gas station security risk was assessed by safety risk assessment techniques.

  6. 49 CFR 229.121 - Locomotive cab noise.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Locomotive cab noise. 229.121 Section 229.121... § 229.121 Locomotive cab noise. (a) Performance standards for locomotives. (1) When tested for static noise in accordance with paragraph (a)(3) of this section, all locomotives of each design or model...

  7. Ignition study of a petrol/CNG single cylinder engine

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    Khan, N.; Saleem, Z.; Mirza, A. A.

    2005-11-01

    Benefits of laser ignition over the electrical ignition system for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engines have fuelled automobile industry and led to an extensive research on basic characteristics to switch over to the emerging technologies. This study was undertaken to determine the electrical and physical characteristics of the electric spark ignition of single cylinder petrol/CNG engine to determine minimum ignition requirements and timeline of ignition events to use in subsequent laser ignition study. This communication briefly reviews the ongoing research activities and reports the results of this experimental study. The premixed petrol and CNG mixtures were tested for variation of current and voltage characteristics of the spark with speed of engine. The current magnitude of discharge circuit was found to vary linearly over a wide range of speed but the stroke to stroke fire time was found to vary nonlinearly. The DC voltage profiles were observed to fluctuate randomly during ignition process and staying constant in rest of the combustion cycle. Fire to fire peaks of current amplitudes fluctuated up to 10% of the peak values at constant speed but increased almost linearly with increase in speed. Technical barriers of laser ignition related to threshold minimum ignition energy, inter-pulse durations and firing sequence are discussed. Present findings provide a basic initiative and background information for designing suitable timeline algorithms for laser ignited leaner direct injected CNG engines.

  8. CNG and HCN channels: two peas, one pod.

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    Craven, Kimberley B; Zagotta, William N

    2006-01-01

    Cyclic nucleotide-activated ion channels play a fundamental role in a variety of physiological processes. By opening in response to intracellular cyclic nucleotides, they translate changes in concentrations of signaling molecules to changes in membrane potential. These channels belong to two families: the cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG) channels and the hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-modulated (HCN) channels. The two families exhibit high sequence similarity and belong to the superfamily of voltage-gated potassium channels. Whereas HCN channels are activated by voltage and CNG channels are virtually voltage independent, both channels are activated by cyclic nucleotide binding. Furthermore, the channels are thought to have similar channel structures, leading to similar mechanisms of activation by cyclic nucleotides. However, although these channels are structurally and behaviorally similar, they have evolved to perform distinct physiological functions. This review describes the physiological roles and biophysical behavior of CNG and HCN channels. We focus on how similarities in structure and activation mechanisms result in common biophysical models, allowing CNG and HCN channels to be viewed as a single genre.

  9. Combustion of CNG in Charged Spark Ignition Engines

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    Mitianiec, Wladyslaw

    2009-12-01

    The paper describes mixing of injected CNG with air and combustion process in spark ignition internal combustion engine. Because of higher ignition temperature of CNG the SI engines have more effective ignition system than conventional engines. The gas motion, turbulence, charge temperature and obviously electrical energy of the ignition coil have a big influence on the ignition and burning process in the combustion chamber. The paper includes theoretical and experimental investigations of ignition process in the high charged SI engines with direct CNG injection by using LES technique in KIVA program. Simulation of CNG combustion in the caloric chamber was carried in the environment of OpenFOAM program with LES model and also the experimental test was carried out for comparison of results in the chamber with the same geometry. The influence of the "tumble" and "swirl" on the sparking is shown by modelling of this process in premixed charge by using LES technique. The charge motion and also considerably turbulence effect influence strongly on the ignition process.

  10. 26 CFR 48.4041-21 - Compressed natural gas (CNG).

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    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 16 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Compressed natural gas (CNG). 48.4041-21 Section 48.4041-21 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED... as the model certificate provided in paragraph (c)(4) of this section, and should contain...

  11. Particle and gaseous emissions from individual diesel and CNG buses

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    Hallquist, Å. M.; Jerksjö, M.; Fallgren, H.; Westerlund, J.; Sjödin, Å.

    2013-05-01

    In this study size-resolved particle and gaseous emissions from 28 individual diesel-fuelled and 7 compressed natural gas (CNG)-fuelled buses, selected from an in-use bus fleet, were characterised for real-world dilution scenarios. The method used was based on using CO2 as a tracer of exhaust gas dilution. The particles were sampled by using an extractive sampling method and analysed with high time resolution instrumentation EEPS (10 Hz) and CO2 with a non-dispersive infrared gas analyser (LI-840, LI-COR Inc. 1 Hz). The gaseous constituents (CO, HC and NO) were measured by using a remote sensing device (AccuScan RSD 3000, Environmental System Products Inc.). Nitrogen oxides, NOx, were estimated from NO by using default NO2/NOx ratios from the road vehicle emission model HBEFA3.1. The buses studied were diesel-fuelled Euro III-V and CNG-fuelled Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicles (EEVs) with different after-treatment, including selective catalytic reduction (SCR), exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and with and without diesel particulate filter (DPF). The primary driving mode applied in this study was accelerating mode. However, regarding the particle emissions also a constant speed mode was analysed. The investigated CNG buses emitted on average a higher number of particles but less mass compared to the diesel-fuelled buses. Emission factors for number of particles (EFPN) were EFPN, DPF = 4.4 ± 3.5 × 1014, EFPN, no DPF = 2.1 ± 1.0 × 1015 and EFPN, CNG = 7.8 ± 5.7 ×1015 kg fuel-1. In the accelerating mode, size-resolved emission factors (EFs) showed unimodal number size distributions with peak diameters of 70-90 nm and 10 nm for diesel and CNG buses, respectively. For the constant speed mode, bimodal average number size distributions were obtained for the diesel buses with peak modes of ~10 nm and ~60 nm. Emission factors for NOx expressed as NO2 equivalents for the diesel buses were on average 27 ± 7 g (kg fuel)-1 and for the CNG buses 41 ± 26 g (kg

  12. Particle and gaseous emissions from individual diesel and CNG buses

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    Å. M. Hallquist

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available In this study size-resolved particle and gaseous emissions from 28 individual diesel-fuelled and 7 compressed natural gas (CNG-fuelled buses, selected from an in-use bus fleet, were characterised for real-world dilution scenarios. The method used was based on using CO2 as a tracer of exhaust gas dilution. The particles were sampled by using an extractive sampling method and analysed with high time resolution instrumentation EEPS (10 Hz and CO2 with a non-dispersive infrared gas analyser (LI-840, LI-COR Inc. 1 Hz. The gaseous constituents (CO, HC and NO were measured by using a remote sensing device (AccuScan RSD 3000, Environmental System Products Inc.. Nitrogen oxides, NOx, were estimated from NO by using default NO2/NOx ratios from the road vehicle emission model HBEFA3.1. The buses studied were diesel-fuelled Euro III–V and CNG-fuelled Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicles (EEVs with different after-treatment, including selective catalytic reduction (SCR, exhaust gas recirculation (EGR and with and without diesel particulate filter (DPF. The primary driving mode applied in this study was accelerating mode. However, regarding the particle emissions also a constant speed mode was analysed. The investigated CNG buses emitted on average a higher number of particles but less mass compared to the diesel-fuelled buses. Emission factors for number of particles (EFPN were EFPN, DPF = 4.4 ± 3.5 × 1014, EFPN, no DPF = 2.1 ± 1.0 × 1015 and EFPN, CNG = 7.8 ± 5.7 ×1015 kg fuel−1. In the accelerating mode, size-resolved emission factors (EFs showed unimodal number size distributions with peak diameters of 70–90 nm and 10 nm for diesel and CNG buses, respectively. For the constant speed mode, bimodal average number size distributions were obtained for the diesel buses with peak modes of ~10 nm and ~60 nm. Emission factors for NOx expressed as NO2 equivalents for the diesel buses were on average 27 ± 7 g (kg fuel−1 and for the CNG buses 41

  13. 49 CFR 236.515 - Visibility of cab signals.

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    2010-10-01

    ..., MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF SIGNAL AND TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Automatic Train Stop... shall be plainly visible to member or members of the locomotive crew from their stations in the cab....

  14. Performance of CO2 enrich CNG in direct injection engine

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    Firmansyah, W. B.; Ayandotun, E. Z.; Zainal, A.; Aziz, A. R. A.; Heika, M. R.

    2015-12-01

    This paper investigates the potential of utilizing the undeveloped natural gas fields in Malaysia with high carbon dioxide (CO2) content ranging from 28% to 87%. For this experiment, various CO2 proportions by volume were added to pure natural gas as a way of simulating raw natural gas compositions in these fields. The experimental tests were carried out using a 4-stroke single cylinder spark ignition (SI) direct injection (DI) compressed natural gas (CNG) engine. The tests were carried out at 180° and 300° before top dead centre (BTDC) injection timing at 3000 rpm, to establish the effects on the engine performance. The results show that CO2 is suppressing the combustion of CNG while on the other hand CNG combustion is causing CO2 dissociation shown by decreasing CO2 emission with the increase in CO2 content. Results for 180° BTDC injection timing shows higher performance compared to 300° BTDC because of two possible reasons, higher volumetric efficiency and higher stratification level. The results also showed the possibility of increasing the CO2 content by injection strategy.

  15. The cabABC Operon Essential for Biofilm and Rugose Colony Development in Vibrio vulnificus.

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    Jin Hwan Park

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available A transcriptome analysis identified Vibrio vulnificus cabABC genes which were preferentially expressed in biofilms. The cabABC genes were transcribed as a single operon. The cabA gene was induced by elevated 3',5'-cyclic diguanylic acid (c-di-GMP and encoded a calcium-binding protein CabA. Comparison of the biofilms produced by the cabA mutant and its parent strain JN111 in microtiter plates using crystal-violet staining demonstrated that CabA contributed to biofilm formation in a calcium-dependent manner under elevated c-di-GMP conditions. Genetic and biochemical analyses revealed that CabA was secreted to the cell exterior through functional CabB and CabC, distributed throughout the biofilm matrix, and produced as the biofilm matured. These results, together with the observation that CabA also contributes to the development of rugose colony morphology, indicated that CabA is a matrix-associated protein required for maturation, rather than adhesion involved in the initial attachment, of biofilms. Microscopic comparison of the structure of biofilms produced by JN111 and the cabA mutant demonstrated that CabA is an extracellular matrix component essential for the development of the mature biofilm structures in flow cells and on oyster shells. Exogenously providing purified CabA restored the biofilm- and rugose colony-forming abilities of the cabA mutant when calcium was available. Circular dichroism and size exclusion analyses revealed that calcium binding induces CabA conformational changes which may lead to multimerization. Extracellular complementation experiments revealed that CabA can assemble a functional matrix only when exopolysaccharides coexist. Consequently, the combined results suggested that CabA is a structural protein of the extracellular matrix and multimerizes to a conformation functional in building robust biofilms, which may render V. vulnificus to survive in hostile environments and reach a concentrated infective dose.

  16. Urban air quality improvement by using a CNG lean burn engine for city buses

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    Merétei, T.; Ling, J.A.N. van; Havenith, C.

    1998-01-01

    The use of compressed natural gas (CNG)-fuelled lean-burn city bus engines has a significant potential for air quality improvement in urban areas. Particularly important is the reduction of NO, as well as particulate and non regulated HC-emissions. For this reason, a CNG-fuelled, lean-burn, turbocha

  17. Particle and gaseous emissions from individual diesel and CNG buses

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    Å. M. Hallquist

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available In this study size-resolved particle and gaseous emissions from 28 individual diesel-fuelled and 7 compressed natural gas (CNG-fuelled buses, selected from an in-use bus fleet, were characterised for real-world dilution scenarios. The method used was based on using CO2 as a tracer of exhaust gas dilution. The particles were sampled by using an extractive sampling method and analysed with high time resolution instrumentation EEPS (10 Hz and CO2 with non-dispersive infrared gas analyser (LI-840, LI-COR Inc. 1 Hz. The gaseous constituents (CO, HC and NO were measured by using a remote sensing device (AccuScan RSD 3000, Environmental System Products Inc.. Nitrogen oxides, NOx, were estimated from NO by using default NO2/NOx ratios from the road vehicle emission model HBEFA 3.1. The buses studied were diesel-fuelled Euro II–V and CNG-fuelled Enhanced Environmental Friendly Vehicles (EEVs with different after-treatment, including selective catalytic reduction (SCR, exhaust gas recirculation (EGR and with and without diesel particulate filter (DPF. The primary driving mode applied in this study was accelerating mode. However, regarding the particle emissions also a constant speed mode was analysed. The investigated CNG buses emitted on average higher number of particles but less mass compared to the diesel-fuelled buses. Emission factors for number of particles (EFPN were EFPN, DPF = 8.0 ± 3.1 × 1014, EFPN, no DPF =2.8 ± 1.6 × 1015 and EFPN, CNG = 7.8 ± 5.7 × 1015 (kg fuel−1. In the accelerating mode size-resolved EFs showed unimodal number size distributions with peak diameters of 70–90 nm and 10 nm for diesel and CNG buses, respectively. For the constant speed mode bimodal average number size distributions were obtained for the diesel buses with peak modes of ~10 nm and ~60 nm.

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  18. Active Noise Control of the Heavy Truck Interior Cab

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2008-01-01

    In order to control the noise of the heavy truck interior cab effectively, the active noise control methods are employed. First, an interior noise field test for the heavy truck is performed, and frequencies of interior noise of this vehicle are analyzed. According to the spectrum analysis of acquired noise signal, it is found out that the main frequencies of interior noise are less than 800Hz. Then the least squares lattice (LSL) algorithm is used as signal processing algorithm of the controller and a closed-loop control DSP system, based on TMS 320VC5416, is developed. The residual signal at driver's ear is used as feedback signal. Lastly, the developed ANC system is loaded into the heavy truck cab, and controlling the noise at driver's ear for that truck at different driving speeds is attempted. The noise control test results indicate that the cab interior noise is reduced averagely by 0.9 dBA at different driving speeds.

  19. Consortium for Algal Biofuel Commercialization (CAB-COMM) Final Report

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    Mayfield, Stephen P. [Univ. of California, San Diego, CA (United States)

    2015-12-04

    The Consortium for Algal Biofuel Commercialization (CAB-Comm) was established in 2010 to conduct research to enable commercial viability of alternative liquid fuels produced from algal biomass. The main objective of CAB-Comm was to dramatically improve the viability of algae as a source of liquid fuels to meet US energy needs, by addressing several significant barriers to economic viability. To achieve this goal, CAB-Comm took a diverse set of approaches on three key aspects of the algal biofuels value chain: crop protection; nutrient utilization and recycling; and the development of genetic tools. These projects have been undertaken as collaboration between six academic institutions and two industrial partners: University of California, San Diego; Scripps Institution of Oceanography; University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Rutgers University; University of California, Davis; Johns Hopkins University; Sapphire Energy; and Life Technologies.

  20. 49 CFR 238.409 - Forward end structures of power car cabs.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Forward end structures of power car cabs. 238.409... II Passenger Equipment § 238.409 Forward end structures of power car cabs. This section contains requirements for the forward end structure of the cab of a power car. (A conceptual implementation of this...

  1. 49 CFR 236.514 - Interconnection of cab signal system with roadway signal system.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Interconnection of cab signal system with roadway signal system. 236.514 Section 236.514 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation... Interconnection of cab signal system with roadway signal system. The automatic cab signal system shall...

  2. 49 CFR 236.512 - Cab signal indication when locomotive enters block where restrictive conditions obtain.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Cab signal indication when locomotive enters block... TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Automatic Train Stop, Train Control and Cab Signal Systems Standards § 236.512 Cab signal indication when locomotive enters block where...

  3. CFD MODEL OF THE CNG DIRECT INJECTION ENGINE

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    Zbigniew Czyż

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents CFD analysis of fuel flow in the CNG injector. The issues such a pressure drop along an injector channel, mass flow through the key sections of the injector geometry, flow rates, the impact of the needle shape on the deflection of the sprayed gas cone and the impact of the wall head are analyzed in the article. The simulation was made in the transient states conditions for full injection process, including the opening and closing of the injector. An injection time of 6 ms, velocity of 0.33 mm/ms and a lift of 0.5 mm were selected for opening and closing of injector based on experimental test. The simulation shows that the volume inside the injector is a kind of fuel accumulator, and the opening process of the needle influence the flow parameters in an inlet cross-section after a certain time, depending on a channel cross section. The calculations allowed to select the ratio of an injector duct cross sectional area to the aperture area of the injection capable of the reducing pressure loss. The unusual location of the injector in the socket of a glow plug in the Andoria ADCR engine makes a stream be impaired by a part of the head. This research result would be useful in developing an injector construction which will be used for an investigation of CNG addition into diesel engine.

  4. CNG Cylinder Safety - Education, Outreach, and Next Steps (Presentation)

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    Smith, M.; Schroeder, A.

    2014-01-01

    Mr. Schroeder discussed the work that NREL is performing for the U.S. Department of Transportation on compressed natural gas cylinder end-of-life requirements. CNG vehicles are different from most other vehicles in that the CNG fuel storage cylinders have a pre-determined lifetime that may be shorter than the expected life of the vehicle. The end-of-life date for a cylinder is based on construction and test protocols, and is specific to the construction and material of each cylinder. The end-of-life date is important because it provides a safe margin of error against catastrophic cylinder failure or rupture. The end-of-life dates range from 15 to 25 years from the date of manufacture. NREL worked to develop outreach materials to increase awareness of cylinder end-of-life dates, has provided technical support for individual efforts related to cylinder safety and removal, and also worked with CVEF to document best practices for cylinder removal or inspection after an accident. Mr. Smith discussed the engagement of the DOE Clean Fleets Partners, which were surveyed to identify best practices on managing cylinder inventories and approached to provide initial data on cylinder age in a fleet environment. Both DOE and NREL will continue to engage these fleets and other stakeholders to determine how to best address this issue moving forward.

  5. Identification, localization, and functional analysis of the homologues of mouse CABS1 protein in porcine testis.

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    Shawki, Hossam H; Kigoshi, Takumi; Katoh, Yuki; Matsuda, Manabu; Ugboma, Chioma M; Takahashi, Satoru; Oishi, Hisashi; Kawashima, Akihiro

    2016-07-29

    Previously, we have identified a calcium-binding protein that is specifically expressed in spermatids and localized to the flagella of the mature sperm in mouse, so-called mCABS1. However, the physiological roles of CABS1 in the male reproductive system have not been fully elucidated yet. In the current study, we aimed to localize and clarify the role of CABS1 in porcine (pCABS1). We determined for the first time the full nucleotides sequence of pCABS1 mRNA. pCABS1 protein was detected on SDS-PAGE gel as two bands at 75 kDa and 70 kDa in adult porcine testis, whereas one band at 70 kDa in epididymal sperm. pCABS1 immunoreactivity in seminiferous tubules was detected in the elongated spermatids, and that in the epididymal sperm was found in the acrosome as well as flagellum. The immunoreactivity of pCABS1 in the acrosomai region disappeared during acrosome reaction. We also identified that pCABS1 has a transmembrane domain using computational prediction of the amino acids sequence. The treatment of porcine capacitated sperm with anti-pCABS1 antiserum significantly decreased acrosome reactions. These results suggest that pCABS1 plays an important role in controlling calcium ion signaling during the acrosome reaction. PMID:26960363

  6. MODEL RESEARCH OF THE ACIVE VIBROIZOLATION CABS MACHINE

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    Jerzy MARGIELEWICZ

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The study was carried out computer simulations of mechatronic model bridge crane, which is intended to theoretical evaluation of the possibility of eliminating the mechanical vibrations affecting the operator's cab driven machine. The model studies used fixed value control, the controlled variable is selected as the vertical displacement of the cab. Also included in the research model rheological model of the operator's body. We examined four overhead cranes with lifting capacity of 50T, which are classified in accordance with the directive of the European Union concerning the design of cranes, the four classes of cranes HC stiffness. The use of an active vibration isolation system in which distinguishes two negative feedback loops, very well eliminate mechanical vibration to the operator.

  7. Analysis of CAB/UTIL & IFE/PASS SEAT Switch%浅谈CAB/UTIL和IFE/PASS SEAT电门

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    郭佳

    2015-01-01

    B737NG飞机P5-13电源面板存在两种构型,“CAB/UTIL”和“IFE/PASS SEAT”属于新构型中的两个电门,本文在结合手册与实际现象的基础上,分析了这两个电门的功用,避免在将来的排故过程中走弯路。%There are two configurations of B737NG aircraft P5-13 power supply panel, the"CAB/UTIL" and"IFE/PASS SEAT"belong to the two switches in the new configuration, based on the combination of manual and actual phenomena, this paper analyzes the function of these switches, to avoid detours during troubleshooting in the future.

  8. COMBUSTION ANALYSIS OF A CNG DIRECT INJECTION SPARK IGNITION ENGINE

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    A. Rashid A. Aziz

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available An experimental study was carried out on a dedicated compressed natural gas direct injection (CNG-DI engine with a compression ratio (CR of 14 and a central injection system. Several injection timing parameters from early injection timing (300 BTDC to partial direct injection (180 BTDC to full direct injection (120 BTDC were investigated. The 300 BTDC injection timing experiment was carried out to simulate the performance of a port injection engine and the result is used as a benchmark for engine performance. The full DI resulted in a 20% higher performance than the early injection timing for low engine speeds up to 2750 rpm. 180 BTDC injection timing shows the highest performance over an extensive range of engine speed because it has a similar volumetric efficiency to full DI. However, the earlier injection timing allowed for a better air–fuel mixing and gives superior performance for engine speeds above 4500 rpm. The engine performance could be explained by analysis of the heat release rate that shows that at low and intermediate engine speeds of 2000 and 3000, the full DI and partial DI resulted in the fastest heat release rate whereas at a high engine speed of 5000 rpm, the simulated port injection operation resulted in the fastest heat release rate.

  9. A comparative study of emission motorcycle with gasoline and CNG fuel

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    Sasongko, M. N.; Wijayanti, W.; Rahardja, R. A.

    2016-03-01

    A comparison of the exhaust emissions of the engine running gasoline and Compressed Natural Gas have been performed in this study. A gasoline engine 4 stroke single-cylinder with volume of 124.8 cc and compression ratio of 9.3:1 was converted to a CNG gaseous engine. The fuel injector was replaced with a solenoid valve system for injecting CNG gas to engine. The concentrations of CO, CO2, O2 and HC in the exhaust gas of engine were measured over the range of fuel flow rate from 25.32 mg/s to 70.22 mg/s and wide range of Air Fuel Ratio. The comparative analysis of this study showed that CNG engine has a lower HC, CO2 and CO emission at the stoichiometry mixture of fuel and air combustion. The emissions increased when the Air-Fuel ratio was switched from the stoichiometry condition. Moreover, CNG engine produced a lower HC and CO emission compared to the gasoline for difference air flow rate. The average of HC and CO emissions of the CNG was 92 % and 78 % lower than that of the gasoline

  10. Modeling of diesel/CNG mixing in a pre-injection chamber

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    Abdul-Wahhab, H. A.; Aziz, A. R. A.; Al-Kayiem, H. H.; Nasif, M. S.

    2015-12-01

    Diesel engines performance can be improved by adding combustible gases to the liquid diesel. In this paper, the propagation of a two phase flow liquid-gas fuel mixture into a pre-mixer is investigated numerically by computational fluid dynamics simulation. CNG was injected into the diesel within a cylindrical conduit operates as pre-mixer. Four injection models of Diesel-CNG were simulated using ANSYS-FLUENT commercial software. Two CNG jet diameters were used of 1 and 2 mm and the diesel pipe diameter was 9 mm. Two configurations were considered for the gas injection. In the first the gas was injected from one side while for the second two side entries were used. The CNG to Diesel pressure ratio was varied between 1.5 and 3. The CNG to Diesel mass flow ratios were varied between 0.7 and 0.9. The results demonstrate that using double-sided injection increased the homogeneity of the mixture due to the swirl and acceleration of the mixture. Mass fraction, in both cases, was found to increase as the mixture flows towards the exit. As a result, this enhanced mixing is likely to lead to improvement in the combustion performance.

  11. Pra Rancangan Pabrik Pembuatan Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Dari Biogas Hasil Fermentasi Thermofilik Limbah Cair Kelapa Sawit Dengan Kapasitas 45 Ton Tbs /Jam

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    Siregar, Refina Sari

    2011-01-01

    Gas alam terkompresi (Compressed natural gas, CNG) adalah alternatif bahan bakar selain bensin atau solar. Di Indonesia, CNG dikenal sebagai bahan bakar gas (BBG). Bahan bakar ini dianggap lebih bersih bila dibandingkan dengan dua bahan bakar minyak karena emisi gas buangnya yang ramah lingkungan. CNG dibuat dengan melakukan kompresi metana (CH4). Komposisi CNG yang terdiri dari metana (CH4) ini dapat diperoleh dari biogas. Biogas dapat dibuat dari limbah organik, salah satunya limbah cair ke...

  12. Pra Rancangan Pabrik Pembuatan Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Dari Biogas Hasil Fermentasi Thermofilik Limbah Cair Kelapa Sawit Dengan Kapasitas 60 Ton TBS /Jam

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    Senafati

    2011-01-01

    Gas alam terkompresi (Compressed natural gas, CNG) adalah alternatif bahan bakar selain bensin atau solar. Di Indonesia, CNG dikenal sebagai bahan bakar gas (BBG). Bahan bakar ini dianggap lebih bersih bila dibandingkan dengan dua bahan bakar minyak karena emisi gas buangnya yang ramah lingkungan. CNG dibuat dengan melakukan kompresi metana (CH4). Komposisi CNG yang terdiri dari metana (CH4) ini dapat diperoleh dari biogas. Biogas dapat dibuat dari limbah organik, salah satunya limbah cair ke...

  13. Operators' perception of comfort in two tractor cabs.

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    Ferrari, E; Cavallo, E

    2013-01-01

    Workspace characteristics affect the perceived comfort level of the operator and uncomfortable working conditions have been found to have a negative impact on productivity and safety. The comfort of the operator is increasingly recognized by manufacturers as a product's added value. Comfort can positively distinguish a product and increase its competitiveness. The concept of comfort is controversial, and a clear operational definition is missing. Nevertheless, it is widely accepted that comfort is a subjective phenomenon that can be evaluated by the final users. In this study, comfort aspects of the tractor workspace interior (i.e., the cab) were investigated. Users with various levels of expertise and two medium-power utility tractors of different brands were used in a 2 x 2 mixed-factorial experimental design. Participants were involved in a dynamic assessment of the cabs, and their opinions about the different workspaces were collected through a questionnaire. Additionally, objective measurements were taken on both tractors, and subjective data were compared with objective data. Results indicate significant differences in terms of the ease of locating and operating the controls (i.e., rear-mounted three-point linkage, hydraulic system, and power take-off), the ease of starting the tractor, the ease exiting the cab, the required level of concentration in executing the tasks, the adequacy of lateral visibility from the driving station, and the level of noise at the operator's position. This article provides guidance for improving the comfort of tractor workspace interiors. Agricultural machinery manufactures would benefit from research results, differentiating themselves from competitors. PMID:23600166

  14. Operators' perception of comfort in two tractor cabs.

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    Ferrari, E; Cavallo, E

    2013-01-01

    Workspace characteristics affect the perceived comfort level of the operator and uncomfortable working conditions have been found to have a negative impact on productivity and safety. The comfort of the operator is increasingly recognized by manufacturers as a product's added value. Comfort can positively distinguish a product and increase its competitiveness. The concept of comfort is controversial, and a clear operational definition is missing. Nevertheless, it is widely accepted that comfort is a subjective phenomenon that can be evaluated by the final users. In this study, comfort aspects of the tractor workspace interior (i.e., the cab) were investigated. Users with various levels of expertise and two medium-power utility tractors of different brands were used in a 2 x 2 mixed-factorial experimental design. Participants were involved in a dynamic assessment of the cabs, and their opinions about the different workspaces were collected through a questionnaire. Additionally, objective measurements were taken on both tractors, and subjective data were compared with objective data. Results indicate significant differences in terms of the ease of locating and operating the controls (i.e., rear-mounted three-point linkage, hydraulic system, and power take-off), the ease of starting the tractor, the ease exiting the cab, the required level of concentration in executing the tasks, the adequacy of lateral visibility from the driving station, and the level of noise at the operator's position. This article provides guidance for improving the comfort of tractor workspace interiors. Agricultural machinery manufactures would benefit from research results, differentiating themselves from competitors.

  15. Evaluation of a tractor cab using real-time aerosol counting instrumentation.

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    Hall, Ronald M; Heitbrink, William A; Reed, Laurence D

    2002-01-01

    Aerosol instrumentation was used to evaluate air infiltration into tractor cabs that are used to protect the agricultural worker during pesticide applications. Preliminary surveys were conducted on three different manufactured agriculture enclosures. The results of these preliminary surveys indicated that aerosols are entering the cab through leak sources or are being generated inside the cab. These results identified the need for in-depth field evaluations of tractor cabs to identify any leak sources. To evaluate the ability of tractor cabs to reduce operator air contaminant exposure, field evaluations were conducted on two tractor cabs. Specifically, we evaluated: 1) the particle size distribution and the effectiveness of the filter system; and 2) air infiltration into the cab. These evaluations were also conducted to demonstrate the ease and practicality of using optical particle counters to evaluate the ability of cabin filtration systems. Pesticide particle size distribution during an air blast spray operation was also evaluated during the study. The field tests were conducted on a John Deere 7000 series tractor cab (tractor manufacturer's cab) and a Nelson spraycab (retrofit cab). Both cabs were equipped with high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter media which were assumed to be 99.97 percent efficient at removing the test aerosol, atmospheric condensation nuclei. Thus, the major source of aerosols inside the cab was assumed to be leakage around filters at the seals. Using a portable dust monitor (PDM), the ratio of the outside to inside aerosol measurements was used to calculate a cab protection factor. During the evaluations, one PDM was placed inside the tractor cab (near the tractor operator) and one PDM was placed outside (near the air intake) to count particles. During the evaluations, the instruments were switched to prevent instrument bias from affecting the findings. The ratio of the two measurements (i.e., protection factor = outside

  16. Low frequency sound reproduction in irregular rooms using CABS (Control Acoustic Bass System)

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    Celestinos, Adrian; Nielsen, Sofus Birkedal

    2011-01-01

    Early investigations on low frequency sound reproduction in rectangular rooms using CABS (Controlled Acoustic Bass System) have shown good results on simulations and measurements in real rooms. CABS takes the advantage of having a rectangular room with parallel walls. By using two low frequency l...

  17. 49 CFR 238.447 - Train operator's controls and power car cab layout.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Train operator's controls and power car cab layout. 238.447 Section 238.447 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued... layout. (a) Train operator controls in the power car cab shall be arranged so as to minimize the...

  18. PERFORMANCE AND EXHAUST GAS EMISSIONS ANALYSIS OF DIRECT INJECTION CNG-DIESEL DUAL FUEL ENGINE

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    RANBIR SINGH

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Existing diesel engines are under stringent emission regulation particularly of smoke and particulate matter in their exhaust. Compressed Natural Gas and Diesel dual fuel operation is regarded as one of the best ways to control emissions from diesel engines and simultaneously saving petroleum based diesel fuel. Dual fuel engineis a conventional diesel engine which burn either gaseous fuel or diesel or both at the same time. In the present paper an experimental research was carried out on a laboratory single cylinder, four-stroke variable compression ratio, direct injection diesel engine converted to CNG-Diesel dual fuel mode to analyze the performance and emission characteristics of pure diesel first and then CNG-Diesel dual fuel mode. The measurements were recorded for the compression ratio of 15 and 17.5 at CNG substitution rates of 30% and 60% and varying theload from idle to rated load of 3.5kW in steps of 1 up to 3kW and then to 3.5kW. The results reveal that brake thermal efficiency of dual fuel engine is in the range of 30%-40% at the rated load of 3.5 kW which is 11%-13% higher than pure diesel engine for 30% and 60% CNG substitution rates. This trend is observed irrespective of the compression ratio of the engine. Brake specific fuel consumption of dual fuel engine is found better than pure diesel engine at all engine loads and for both CNG substitution rates. It is found that there is drastic reduction in CO, CO2, HC, NOx and smoke emissions in the exhaust of dual fuel engine at all loads and for 30% and 60% CNG substitution rates by employing some optimum operating conditions set forth for experimental investigations in this study.

  19. CNG: Aiming to be an energy company, not a gas company

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    Long before regulatory changes in the US paved the way for the union of natural gas and electric utility companies, Consolidated Natural Gas Co. (CNG) embarked on a strategy that would serve the company well in the 1990s. In 1995, CNG began a corporate repositioning to meet mounting competition, switching emphasis from its regulated businesses to the non-regulated side. The goal: to become an energy player, not only in the US but internationally. This paper focuses on the company's operations, business plans, and management strategies. The paper gives an overview, then discusses production of oil and gas, the growing exploration program and plans for the future

  20. Project risk perspective on using LNG, CNG, and GTL concepts to monetise offshore stranded gas

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    Danielsen, Hans Kristian; Blikom, Lars Petter

    2010-09-15

    This paper discusses technology maturity and the key risks involved in establishing LNG, CNG, and GTL value chains in order to monetise offshore stranded and associated gas. The paper uses Monte Carlo simulations to evaluate the economics of the various concepts and the impact of uncertainty. The conclusion is that LNG offers the most flexible value chain with the lowest level of risk exposure. CNG may offer better economics as long as the distance to market is fairly short. GTL must overcome significant technological challenges before becoming available for offshore use and also offers higher uncertainty in economic terms.

  1. The new three-cylinder CNG engine from Volkswagen; Der neue Dreizylinder-Erdgasmotor von Volkswagen

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    Neusser, Heinz-Jakob; Szengel, Ruediger; Kirsch, Uwe; Worm, Joerg [Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg (Germany)

    2013-04-15

    Volkswagen is expanding its so-called New Small Family platform with a new model called Eco Up. Its three-cylinder MPI engine with 1.0 l displacement is designed to run on compressed natural gas (CNG). It produces 50 kW and consumes only 2.9 kg of CNG in the NEDC, which is equivalent to CO{sub 2} emissions of 79 g/km. One highlight of the application is the combination of the virtually monovalent drive with the so-called BlueMotion Technology. (orig.)

  2. Transient Air-Fuel Ratio Control in a CNG Engine Using Fuzzy Neural Networks

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    LI Guo-xiu; ZHANG Xin

    2005-01-01

    The fuzzy neural networks has been used as means of precisely controlling the air-fuel ratio of a lean-burn compressed natural gas (CNG) engine. A control algorithm, without based on engine model, has been utilized to construct a feedforward/feedback control scheme to regulate the air-fuel ratio. Using fuzzy neural networks, a fuzzy neural hybrid controller is obtained based on PI controller. The new controller, which can adjust parameters online, has been tested in transient air-fuel ratio control of a CNG engine.

  3. Diseño y desarrollo de una CNG orientado a Linux Embedded

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    MARTÍNEZ GARCÍA, REBECA

    2010-01-01

    "En el marco de una futura adaptación a un contexto de NGN-IMS (Next Generation Network - IP Multimedia Subsystem) de un sistema de comunicaciones satélite CDMA ya existente, el PFC consistirá en el diseño de una CNG (Custormer Network Gateway) a implementar en los modem/routers satélites del sistema. El objetivo del diseño es que se soporten servicios multimedia en terminales IMS y SIP estándar conectados tras dicha CNG dejando abierta la posibilidad de soportar otros terminales multimedia m...

  4. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Transit Bus Experience Survey: April 2009--April 2010

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    Adams, R.; Horne, D. B.

    2010-09-01

    This survey was commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to collect and analyze experiential data and information from a cross-section of U.S. transit agencies with varying degrees of compressed natural gas (CNG) bus and station experience. This information will be used to assist DOE and NREL in determining areas of success and areas where further technical or other assistance might be required, and to assist them in focusing on areas judged by the CNG transit community as priority items.

  5. CONVERSION OF DIESEL ENGINE INTO SPARK IGNITION ENGINE TO WORK WITH CNG AND LPG FUELS FOR MEETING NEW EMISSION NORMS

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    Syed Kaleemuddin

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Fluctuating fuel prices and associated pollution problems of largely exploited petroleum liquid fuel has stimulated the research on abundantly available gaseous fuels to keep the mobility industry intact. In the present work an air cooled diesel engine was modified suitably into a spark ignition engine incorporating electronic ignition and variable speed dependant spark timing to accommodate both LPG and CNG as fuels. Engine was optimized for stoichiometric operation on engine dynamometer. Materials of a few intricate engine components were replaced to suit LPG and CNG application. Ignition timing was mapped to work with gaseous fuels for different speeds. Compensation was done for recovering volumetric efficiency when operated with CNG by introducing more volume of air through resonator. Ignition timing was observed to be the pertinent parameter in achieving good performance with gaseous fuels under consideration. Performance and emission tests were carried out on engine dynamometer and chassis dynamometer. Under wide open throttle and at rated speed condition, it was observed that the peak pressure with LPG was lying between diesel fuel and CNG fuel operation due to slow burning nature of gaseous fuels. As compression ratio was maintained same for LPG and CNG fuel operation, low CO emissions were observed with LPG where as HC + NOx emissions were lower with CNG fuel operation. Chassis dynamometer based emission tests yielded lower CO2 levels with CNG operation.

  6. Assessment of air quality after the implementation of compressed natural gas (CNG) as fuel in public transport in Delhi, India.

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    Ravindra, Khaiwal; Wauters, Eric; Tyagi, Sushil K; Mor, Suman; Van Grieken, René

    2006-04-01

    Public transport in Delhi was amended by the Supreme Court of India to use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) instead of diesel or petrol. After the implementation of CNG since April 2001, Delhi has the highest fraction of CNG-run public vehicles in the world and most of them were introduced within 20 months. In the present study, the concentrations of various criteria air pollutants (SPM, PM(10), CO, SO(2) and NO(x)) and organic pollutants such as benzene, toluene, xylene (BTX) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were assessed before and after the implementation of CNG. A decreasing trend was found for PAHs, SO(2) and CO concentrations, while the NO(x) level was increased in comparison to those before the implementation of CNG. Further, SPM, PM(10), and BTX concentrations showed no significant change after the implementation of CNG. However, the BTX concentration demonstrated a clear relation with the benzene content of gasoline. In addition to the impact of the introduction of CNG the daily variation in PAHs levels was also studied and the PAHs concentrations were observed to be relatively high between 10 pm to 6 am, which gives a proof of a relation with the limited day entry and movement of heavy vehicles in Delhi.

  7. Evaluation of the environmental impact of modern passenger cars on petrol, diesel, automotive LPG and CNG

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    Hendriksen, P.; Vermeulen, R.J.; Rijkeboer, R.C.; Bremmers, D.A.C.M.; Smokers, R.T.M.; Winkel, R.G.

    2003-01-01

    The project reported here concerns an investigation into the environmental performance of modern passenger cars on four different fuels: petrol, diesel, automotive LPG and CNG. The objectives of the project were twofold: - To make a valid and useful comparison between modern vehicles fuelled by thes

  8. Low-cost, low-weight CNG cylinder development. Final report

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    Richards, Mark E.; Melford, K.; Wong, J.; Gambone, L.

    1999-09-01

    This program was established to develop and commercialize new high-strength steel-lined, composite hoop-wrapped compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders for vehicular applications. As much as 70% of the cost of natural gas vehicles can be related to on-board natural gas storage costs. The cost and weight targets for this program represent significant savings in each characteristic when compared to comparable containers available at the initiation of the program. The program objectives were to optimize specific weight and cost goals, yielding CNG cylinders with dimensions that should, allowing for minor modifications, satisfy several vehicle market segments. The optimization process encompassed material, design, and process improvement. In optimizing the CNG cylinder design, due consideration was given to safety aspects relative to national, international, and vehicle manufacturer cylinder standards and requirements. The report details the design and development effort, encompassing plant modifications, material selection, design issues, tooling development, prototype development, and prototype testing. Extenuating circumstances prevented the immediate commercialization of the cylinder designs, though significant progress was made towards improving the cost and performance of CNG cylinders. A new low-cost fiber was successfully employed while the weight target was met and the cost target was missed by less than seven percent.

  9. Center for Advanced Biofuel Systems (CABS) Final Report

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    Kutchan, Toni M. [Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO (United States)

    2015-12-02

    One of the great challenges facing current and future generations is how to meet growing energy demands in an environmentally sustainable manner. Renewable energy sources, including wind, geothermal, solar, hydroelectric, and biofuel energy systems, are rapidly being developed as sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels. Biofuels are particularly attractive to the U.S., given its vast agricultural resources. The first generation of biofuel systems was based on fermentation of sugars to produce ethanol, typically from food crops. Subsequent generations of biofuel systems, including those included in the CABS project, will build upon the experiences learned from those early research results and will have improved production efficiencies, reduced environmental impacts and decreased reliance on food crops. Thermodynamic models predict that the next generations of biofuel systems will yield three- to five-fold more recoverable energy products. To address the technological challenges necessary to develop enhanced biofuel systems, greater understanding of the non-equilibrium processes involved in solar energy conversion and the channeling of reduced carbon into biofuel products must be developed. The objective of the proposed Center for Advanced Biofuel Systems (CABS) was to increase the thermodynamic and kinetic efficiency of select plant- and algal-based fuel production systems using rational metabolic engineering approaches grounded in modern systems biology. The overall strategy was to increase the efficiency of solar energy conversion into oils and other specialty biofuel components by channeling metabolic flux toward products using advanced catalysts and sensible design:1) employing novel protein catalysts that increase the thermodynamic and kinetic efficiencies of photosynthesis and oil biosynthesis; 2) engineering metabolic networks to enhance acetyl-CoA production and its channeling towards lipid synthesis; and 3) engineering new metabolic networks for the

  10. (Unintended) Transport impacts of an energy-environment policy: the case of CNG conversion of vehicles in Dhaka

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    Wadud, Z

    2014-01-01

    Motor vehicles are one of the major sources of air pollution in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The government took various policies to convert the petroleum vehicles on road to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), which allows both air quality improvements and energy security benefits. One of the market friendly policies to encourage the fuel switch was to increase the price differential between CNG and petrol and diesel. This has allowed a wide-scale adoption of CNG as the fuel of choice....

  11. Experimental investigation and performance analysis of inertia properties measurement for heavy truck cab

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    Tianjun Zhu

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available An experimental investigation and performance analysis of inertia properties measurement for heavy truck cab is presented. This method is specifically intended for measuring the inertia properties of irregular rigid bodies, and it has the potential to be applied to the measurement of the inertia properties of vehicle bodies, such as the cab, engine, and gearbox. This article, based on CATARC moment of inertia measurement system test rig, develops an accurate measuring method to identify inertia parameters of heavy truck cab. First, corresponding tests are carried out, and the lever principle and moments of inertia parallel theorem are employed to calculate and analyse the test results, which leads to the accurate value of inertia parameters. Second, the performance analysis of the proposed method is verified through the measurement error analysis. As a result, the proposed method shows high accuracy, which provides an experimental basis for accurate inertia parameter measurement of heavy truck cab.

  12. Measuring and modeling air exchange rates inside taxi cabs in Los Angeles, California

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    Shu, Shi; Yu, Nu; Wang, Yueyan; Zhu, Yifang

    2015-12-01

    Air exchange rates (AERs) have a direct impact on traffic-related air pollutant (TRAP) levels inside vehicles. Taxi drivers are occupationally exposed to TRAP on a daily basis, yet there is limited measurement of AERs in taxi cabs. To fill this gap, AERs were quantified in 22 representative Los Angeles taxi cabs including 10 Prius, 5 Crown Victoria, 3 Camry, 3 Caravan, and 1 Uplander under realistic driving (RD) conditions. To further study the impacts of window position and ventilation settings on taxi AERs, additional tests were conducted on 14 taxis with windows closed (WC) and on the other 8 taxis with not only windows closed but also medium fan speed (WC-MFS) under outdoor air mode. Under RD conditions, the AERs in all 22 cabs had a mean of 63 h-1 with a median of 38 h-1. Similar AERs were observed under WC condition when compared to those measured under RD condition. Under WC-MFS condition, AERs were significantly increased in all taxi cabs, when compared with those measured under RD condition. A General Estimating Equation (GEE) model was developed and the modeling results showed that vehicle model was a significant factor in determining the AERs in taxi cabs under RD condition. Driving speed and car age were positively associated with AERs but not statistically significant. Overall, AERs measured in taxi cabs were much higher than typical AERs people usually encounter in indoor environments such as homes, offices, and even regular passenger vehicles.

  13. Analysis of fatalities in extended cab pickup trucks using an estimating equation method.

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    Anderson, C L; Agran, P; Winn, D

    2000-01-01

    We compared the fatality risk for occupants of rear passenger seats in extended cab and crew cab pickup trucks to the fatality risk for front seat occupants of the same vehicles using the (US) Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) for 1982-1997. A 10-digit truncated vehicle identification number was used to classify the pickup trucks. The data were analyzed with an estimating equation for data having few observations per stratum. We identified 549 extended cab pickup trucks with one or more occupants of rear passenger seats and one or more occupant deaths. Occupants of rear passenger seats had a fatality risk 43% lower than front seat occupants (95% confidence interval 32% to 52%), controlling for age, sex, and restraint use. Occupants of rear seats of extended cabs in compact pickup trucks did not experience any higher fatality risk (relative to front-seat occupants of the same vehicles) than rear seat occupants of extended cabs in full-size pickup trucks and large 4-door crew cabs. PMID:11558103

  14. California Basin Studies (CaBS). Final contract report

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    Gorsline, D.S.

    1991-12-31

    The California Continental Borderland`s present configuration dates from about 4 to 5 X 10{sup 6} years Before Present (B.P.) and is the most recent of several configurations of the southern California margin that have evolved after the North America Plate over-rode the East Pacific Rise about 30 X 10{sup 6} years ago. The present morphology is a series of two to three northwest-southeast trending rows of depressions separated by banks and insular ridges. Two inner basins, Santa Monica and San Pedro, have been the site for the Department of Energy-funded California Basin Study (CaBS) Santa Monica and San Pedro Basins contain post-Miocene sediment thicknesses of about 2.5 and 1.5 km respectively. During the Holocene (past 10,000 years) about 10-12 m have accumulated. The sediment entered the basin by one or a combination of processes including particle infall (mainly as bioaggregates) from surface waters, from nepheloid plumes (surface, mid-depths and near-bottom), from turbidity currents, mass movements, and to a very minor degree direct precipitation. In Santa Monica Basin, during the last century, particle infall and nepheloid plume transport have been the most common processes. The former dominates in the central basin floor in water depths from 900 to 945 m. where a characteristic silt-clay with a typical mean diameter of about 0.006 mm, phi standard deviation.

  15. Malmo hydrogen and CNG/hydrogen filling station and Hythane bus project

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    The largest private utility company in Sweden, Sydkraft, with its head office in Malmo has a history of being in the forefront of the technologically development. Already in 1985 Sydkraft and the Municipality of Malmo started a long-term co-operation regarding conversion from diesel to CNG on the city busses. Now in the region Skane more than 250 buses is running on CNG and biogas. In 1995 the parties both implemented use of Electric Vehicles in their fleets as a part of a large EV demonstration project in the region. This quest for testing new alternative fuelled vehicles has continued and the next step is now to test hydrogen together with natural gas. Carl Bro Energikonsult AB has been an active partner in the project from first idea, design, project management, procurement, and start up of the filling station. (author)

  16. Performance and Emissions of Internal Combustion Engine Fuelled With CNG - A Review

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    P. M. Darade

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The development of alternative fuels such as natural gases has become very essential because of the continuously decrease in the petroleum reserves and also their contribution for pollutants. In this paper, a survey of research papers on the utilization of Compressed Natural Gas in the Internal Combustion engines along with its effects on the performance and emissions is done. It is revealed that the performance characteristics except thermal efficiency and exhaust temperature, various other performance parameters like brake mean effective pressure, power, torque and brake specific fuel consumption are decreased for CNG fuelled engine while the emission characteristics of unburnt hydrocarbon, Carbon monoxide and Carbon-di-oxide except nitrogen oxides are better for CNG compared to petrol and diesel engines. The improvement in performance is observed with the addition of hydrogen.

  17. Exhaust gas concentration of CNG fuelled direct injection engine at MBT timing

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    Full text: This paper presents an experimental result of exhaust gas concentration of high compression engine fuelled with compressed natural gas (CNG) at maximum brake torque (MBT). The engine uses central direct injection (DI) technique to inject the CNG into the cylinder. The engine geometry bases on gasoline engine with 14:1 compression ratio and called CNGDI engine. The injectors are positioned within a certain degrees of spark plug location. The objective of the experiment is to study the influence and significant of MBT timing in CNGDI engine towards exhaust gases. The experimental tests were carried out using computer-controlled eddy-current dynamometer, which measures the CNGDI engine performance. At MBT region, exhaust gas concentration as such CO, HC, NOx, O2 and CO2, were recorded and analyzed during the test using the Horiba analyzer. A closed loop wide band lambda sensor has been mounted at the exhaust manifold to indicate the oxygen level during the exercise. (author)

  18. Spray-Wall Impingement of Diesel-CNG Dual Fuel Jet using Schlieren Imaging Technique

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    Ismael Mhadi Abaker

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Natural gas is a low cost fuel with high availability in nature. However, it cannot be used by itself in conventional diesel engines due to its low flame speed and high ignition temperature. The addition of a secondary fuel to enhance the mixture formation and combustion process facilitate its wider use as an alternative fuel. An experimental study was performed to investigate the diesel-CNG dual fuel jet-wall impingement. A constant volume optical chamber was designed to facilitate maximum optical access for the study of the jet-wall impingement at different injection pressures, temperatures and injector-wall distances. The bottom plate of the test rig was made of aluminum (piston material and it was heated up to 500 K at ambient pressure. An injector driver was used to control the single-hole nozzle diesel injector combined with a natural gas injector. The injection timing of both injectors was synchronized with a camera trigger. The jet-wall impingement of diesel and diesel-CNG dual fuel jets was recorded with a high speed camera using Schlieren imaging technique and associated image processing software. The measurements of the jet radial penetration were higher in diesel-CNG dual fuel while the jet height travel along were higher in the case of diesel single fuel.

  19. Hybrid Systems Modeling in Non Standard Queue and Optimization with the Simulation Approach in CNG Stations

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    Meysam Haddadi

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Modeling line in non standard way occurs when layout constraints and inappropriate placing customer is limited for taking customer service by the servant. The aim of this study is providing a mixed model for analyzing the system of non-standard line with Considering the limitations of the layout with Using the concepts and principles of queuing theory So that the main parameters of the model for this type of system can be calculated and The basis of queuing systems with non-standard parameters may be considered. In these nonstandard systems, because of special arrangement of servants, there are some delay times for giving services and exit. The use of simulation tools to demonstrate the relatively low efficiency of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas stations in Iran, To provide an optimum combination of servers (Fuel nozzle Also more efficient layout for the CNG stations has Studied. Manufacturing firms and service managers can use this model and evaluate and analysis their own system and get a better recognition of their system. One of the most widely used queuing systems in the country are CNG stations, in consideration high investment cost and land value in large cities, so we decided to studied on this area as one of the servicing activities.

  20. Emission factors of air pollutants from CNG-gasoline bi-fuel vehicles: Part II. CO, HC and NOx.

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    Huang, Xiaoyan; Wang, Yang; Xing, Zhenyu; Du, Ke

    2016-09-15

    The estimation of emission factors (EFs) is the basis of accurate emission inventory. However, the EFs of air pollutants for motor vehicles vary under different operating conditions, which will cause uncertainty in developing emission inventory. Natural gas (NG), considered as a "cleaner" fuel than gasoline, is increasingly being used to reduce combustion emissions. However, information is scarce about how much emission reduction can be achieved by motor vehicles burning NG (NGVs) under real road driving conditions, which is necessary for evaluating the environmental benefits for NGVs. Here, online, in situ measurements of the emissions from nine bi-fuel vehicles were conducted under different operating conditions on the real road. A comparative study was performed for the EFs of black carbon (BC), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HCs) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) for each operating condition when the vehicles using gasoline and compressed NG (CNG) as fuel. BC EFs were reported in part I. The part II in this paper series reports the influence of operating conditions and fuel types on the EFs of CO, HC and NOx. Fuel-based EFs of CO showed good correlations with speed when burning CNG and gasoline. The correlation between fuel-based HC EFs and speed was relatively weak whether burning CNG or gasoline. The fuel-based NOx EFs moderately correlated with speed when burning CNG, but weakly correlated with gasoline. As for HC, the mileage-based EFs of gasoline vehicles are 2.39-12.59 times higher than those of CNG vehicles. The mileage-based NOx EFs of CNG vehicles are slightly higher than those of gasoline vehicles. These results would facilitate a detailed analysis of the environmental benefits for replacing gasoline with CNG in light duty vehicles.

  1. Emission factors of air pollutants from CNG-gasoline bi-fuel vehicles: Part II. CO, HC and NOx.

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    Huang, Xiaoyan; Wang, Yang; Xing, Zhenyu; Du, Ke

    2016-09-15

    The estimation of emission factors (EFs) is the basis of accurate emission inventory. However, the EFs of air pollutants for motor vehicles vary under different operating conditions, which will cause uncertainty in developing emission inventory. Natural gas (NG), considered as a "cleaner" fuel than gasoline, is increasingly being used to reduce combustion emissions. However, information is scarce about how much emission reduction can be achieved by motor vehicles burning NG (NGVs) under real road driving conditions, which is necessary for evaluating the environmental benefits for NGVs. Here, online, in situ measurements of the emissions from nine bi-fuel vehicles were conducted under different operating conditions on the real road. A comparative study was performed for the EFs of black carbon (BC), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HCs) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) for each operating condition when the vehicles using gasoline and compressed NG (CNG) as fuel. BC EFs were reported in part I. The part II in this paper series reports the influence of operating conditions and fuel types on the EFs of CO, HC and NOx. Fuel-based EFs of CO showed good correlations with speed when burning CNG and gasoline. The correlation between fuel-based HC EFs and speed was relatively weak whether burning CNG or gasoline. The fuel-based NOx EFs moderately correlated with speed when burning CNG, but weakly correlated with gasoline. As for HC, the mileage-based EFs of gasoline vehicles are 2.39-12.59 times higher than those of CNG vehicles. The mileage-based NOx EFs of CNG vehicles are slightly higher than those of gasoline vehicles. These results would facilitate a detailed analysis of the environmental benefits for replacing gasoline with CNG in light duty vehicles. PMID:27219504

  2. 30 CFR 75.1710-1 - Canopies or cabs; self-propelled diesel-powered and electric face equipment; installation...

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    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Canopies or cabs; self-propelled diesel-powered... STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Miscellaneous § 75.1710-1 Canopies or cabs; self-propelled diesel-powered... this section, all self-propelled diesel-powered and electric face equipment, including shuttle...

  3. The ethanol response gene Cab45 can modulate the impairment elicited by ethanol and ultraviolet in PC12 cells

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    Yunfeng Zhu; Quanli Wang; Wangru Xu; Sha Li

    2008-01-01

    High consumption of ethanolic beverages facilitates neurodegeneration,but the mechanism of this process still remained elusive.Suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH) is a technique for detection of rare transcripts.With SSH approach,we identified one ethanol response gene Cab45,which was down-regulated by ethanol with time-dependent manner in B104 cells.The full-length sequence of Cab45 gene was obtained by 5'-RACE (5'Rapid Amplification of cDNA Ends) for the first time in rat.Based on the sequence of deduced amino acid of rat Cab45,the alignment was conducted with its counterparts in different species and displayed a high conservation.Using different tissues in rat and cell lines,Cab45 was characterized by a ubiquitous expression and differentiation dependent down-regulation.Given that ethanol facilitates some cell differentiation,we hypothesize that Cab45 is involved in ethanol-mediated differentiation.With transient transfection,the function of Cab45 was investigated by up-regulation and down-regulation in PC12 cells.Ethanol treatment and UV exposure were conducted subsequently and cell proliferations were detected by MTT (Methyl Thiazolyl Tetrazolium) approach.It revealed that the up-regulation of Cab45 modulated the impairment elicited by ethanol and UV in transfected cells.As a member of new calcium binding protein family,the exact role of Cab45 still remains unclear.

  4. A distinct alleles and genetic recombination of pmrCAB operon in species of Acinetobacter baumannii complex isolates.

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    Kim, Dae Hun; Ko, Kwan Soo

    2015-07-01

    To investigate pmrCAB sequence divergence in 5 species of Acinetobacter baumannii complex, a total of 80 isolates from a Korean hospital were explored. We evaluated nucleotide and amino acid polymorphisms of pmrCAB operon, and phylogenetic trees were constructed for each gene of prmCAB operon. Colistin and polymyxin B susceptibility was determined for all isolates, and multilocus sequence typing was also performed for A. baumannii isolates. Our results showed that each species of A. baumannii complex has divergent pmrCAB operon sequences. We identified a distinct pmrCAB allele allied with Acinetobacter nosocomialis in gene trees. Different grouping in each gene tree suggests sporadic recombination or emergence of pmrCAB genes among Acinetobacter species. Sequence polymorphisms among Acinetobacter species might not be associated with colistin resistance. We revealed that a distinct pmrCAB allele may be widespread across the continents such as North America and Asia and that sporadic genetic recombination or emergence of pmrCAB genes might occur.

  5. Study of CNG/diesel dual fuel engine's emissions by means of RBF neural network

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    刘震涛; 费少梅

    2004-01-01

    Great efforts have been made to resolve the serious environmental pollution and inevitable declining of energy resources. A review of Chinese fuel reserves and engine technology showed that compressed natural gas (CNG)/diesel dual fuel engine (DFE) was one of the best solutions for the above problems at present. In order to study and improve the emission performance of CNG/diesel DFE, an emission model for DFE based on radial basis function (RBF) neural network was developed which was a black-box input-output training data model not require priori knowledge. The RBF centers and the connected weights could be selected automatically according to the distribution of the training data in input-output space and the given approximating error. Studies showed that the predicted results accorded well with the experimental data over a large range of operating conditions from low load to high load. The developed emissions model based on the RBF neural network could be used to successfully predict and optimize the emissions performance of DFE. And the effect of the DFE main performance parameters, such as rotation speed, load, pilot quantity and injection timing, were also predicted by means of this model. In resume, an emission prediction model for CNG/diesel DFE based on RBF neural network was built for analyzing the effect of the main performance parameters on the CO, NOx emissions of DFE. The predicted results agreed quite well with the traditional emissions model, which indicated that the model had certain application value, although it still has some limitations, because of its high dependence on the quantity of the experimental sample data.

  6. Three-Dimensional Models for Analyzing the Cyclic Variations in a Lean Burn CNG Engine

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    LI Guo-xiu; YU Yu-song; LIU Jian-ying

    2007-01-01

    Three-dimensional models, consisting of the flame kernel formation model, flame kernel development model and natural gas single step reaction model, are used to analyze the contribution of cyclic equivalence ratio variations to cyclic variations in the compressed natural gas (CNG) lean burn spark ignition engine. Computational results including the contributions of equivalence ratio cyclic variations to each combustion stage and effects of engine speed to the extent of combustion variations are discussed. It is concluded that the equivalence ratio variations affect mostly the main stage of combustion and hardly influence initial kernel development stage.

  7. The essential mycobacterial amidotransferase GatCAB is a modulator of specific translational fidelity.

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    Su, Hong-Wei; Zhu, Jun-Hao; Li, Hao; Cai, Rong-Jun; Ealand, Christopher; Wang, Xun; Chen, Yu-Xiang; Kayani, Masood Ur Rehman; Zhu, Ting F; Moradigaravand, Danesh; Huang, Hairong; Kana, Bavesh D; Javid, Babak

    2016-01-01

    Although regulation of translation fidelity is an essential process(1-7), diverse organisms and organelles have differing requirements of translational accuracy(8-15), and errors in gene translation serve an adaptive function under certain conditions(16-20). Therefore, optimal levels of fidelity may vary according to context. Most bacteria utilize a two-step pathway for the specific synthesis of aminoacylated glutamine and/or asparagine tRNAs, involving the glutamine amidotransferase GatCAB(21-25), but it had not been appreciated that GatCAB may play a role in modulating mistranslation rates. Here, by using a forward genetic screen, we show that the mycobacterial GatCAB enzyme complex mediates the translational fidelity of glutamine and asparagine codons. We identify mutations in gatA that cause partial loss of function in the holoenzyme, with a consequent increase in rates of mistranslation. By monitoring single-cell transcription dynamics, we demonstrate that reduced gatCAB expression leads to increased mistranslation rates, which result in enhanced rifampicin-specific phenotypic resistance. Consistent with this, strains with mutations in gatA from clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis show increased mistranslation, with associated antibiotic tolerance, suggesting a role for mistranslation as an adaptive strategy in tuberculosis. Together, our findings demonstrate a potential role for the indirect tRNA aminoacylation pathway in regulating translational fidelity and adaptive mistranslation. PMID:27564922

  8. 49 CFR 238.209 - Forward end structure of locomotives, including cab cars and MU locomotives.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Forward end structure of locomotives, including... SAFETY STANDARDS Specific Requirements for Tier I Passenger Equipment § 238.209 Forward end structure of locomotives, including cab cars and MU locomotives. (a)(1) The skin covering the forward-facing end of...

  9. A comparison of exhaust emissions from vehicles fuelled with petrol, LPG and CNG

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    Bielaczyc, P.; Szczotka, A.; Woodburn, J.

    2016-09-01

    This paper presents an analysis of THC, NMHC, CO, NOx and CO2 emissions during testing of two bi-fuel vehicles, fuelled with petrol and gaseous fuels, on a chassis dynamometer in the context of the Euro 6 emissions requirements. The analyses were performed on one Euro 5 bi-fuel vehicle (petrol/LPG) and one Euro 5 bi-fuel vehicle (petrol/CNG), both with SI engines equipped with MPI feeding systems operating in closed-loop control, typical three-way-catalysts and heated oxygen sensors. The vehicles had been adapted by their manufacturers for fuelling with LPG or CNG by using additional special equipment mounted onto the existing petrol fuelling system. The vehicles tested featured multipoint gas injection systems. The aim of this paper was an analysis of the impact of the gaseous fuels on the exhaust emission in comparison to the emission of the vehicles fuelled with petrol. The tests subject to the analyses presented here were performed in the Engine Research Department of BOSMAL Automotive Research and Development Institute Ltd in Bielsko-Biala, Poland, within a research programme investigating the influence of alternative fuels on exhaust emissions from light duty vehicle vehicles with spark-ignition and compression-ignition engines.

  10. CNG-diesel engine performance and exhaust emission analysis with the aid of artificial neural network

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    Yusaf, Talal F.; Buttsworth, D.R.; Saleh, Khalid H. [University of Southern Queensland, Faculty of Engineering and Surveying, Mechanical Engineering, Toowoomba, 4350 Queensland (Australia); Yousif, B.F. [Mechanical Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, Symenih (Malaysia)

    2010-05-15

    This study investigates the use of artificial neural network (ANN) modelling to predict brake power, torque, break specific fuel consumption (BSFC), and exhaust emissions of a diesel engine modified to operate with a combination of both compressed natural gas CNG and diesel fuels. A single cylinder, four-stroke diesel engine was modified for the present work and was operated at different engine loads and speeds. The experimental results reveal that the mixtures of CNG and diesel fuel provided better engine performance and improved the emission characteristics compared with the pure diesel fuel. For the ANN modelling, the standard back-propagation algorithm was found to be the optimum choice for training the model. A multi-layer perception network was used for non-linear mapping between the input and output parameters. It was found that the ANN model is able to predict the engine performance and exhaust emissions with a correlation coefficient of 0.9884, 0.9838, 0.95707, and 0.9934 for the engine torque, BSFC, NO{sub x} and exhaust temperature, respectively. (author)

  11. HAZOP 技术在 CNG 储气井风险评价中的应用%Application of HAZOP technology in risk assessment of CNG wells

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    梁光川; 何慧娟; 何莎; 文雯; 左果; 侯晓犇

    2015-01-01

    HAZOP技术是一种用于辨识装置设计缺陷、工艺过程危害及可操作性问题的定性风险评价方法,主要通过偏差查找事故发生的原因、可能造成的后果,并且在已有保护措施的基础上,提出控制或降低风险的建议措施。因其分析的系统性、科学性等优点,目前已广泛应用于石油、化工等行业。针对地下储气井腐蚀、老化等问题的日益凸显,采用 HAZOP技术对CNG 地下储气井展开安全性分析,共提出了建议措施94条,采用率达到90%以上,为生产安全管理工作提供了有力依据。同时,归纳总结了HAZOP技术的优缺点,明确了今后改进的方向。%HAZOP technology is a qualitative risk assessment method used to identify the design defects ,process hazard and operability problems .It mainly finds the consequences and the cause of the accident through deviations ,and on the basis of existing protective measures ,it proposes the sug‐gestions to control or reduce risk measures .Because of its advantages of systematic and scientific , HAZOP has been widely used in petroleum ,chemical industry ,etc .In view of the underground gas storage well growing problems such as corrosion ,aging ,this article used the HAZOP technology to analyze CNG underground gas storage well safety for the first time .The article proposed 94 measures and the adoption rate could reach more than 90% ,w hich provided a strong basis for the production safety management .Meanwhile ,the advantages and disadvantages of HAZOP technology were sum‐marized ,and the direction of future improvement was clear‐cut .

  12. Developing a strategy to speed up large-scale adoption of compressed-natural-gas-driven (CNG) cars. Volume 1

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    Large-scale adoption of environmentally friendly, clean, silent and CO2-neutral technological innovations into the market is necessary to reduce the human causes of the greenhouse effect and global warming. In theory, an innovation diffuses smoothly into the market following an S-shaped curve when the number of adopters is plotted against time. In practice, diffusion of innovation does not move smoothly from left to right on the S-shaped curve. Fundamental differences in the adoption characteristics between the visionary early adopters and the pragmatic mainstream cause diffusion to stop before reaching the mainstream market segment. This 'chasm' in the diffusion process is not the result of bad technology or bad products, but rather the result of 'incomplete' products that do not meet the needs of the pragmatic mainstream. In this paper, we report on a case study, conducted in the Netherlands, aimed at speeding up the adoption of the CNG car. This study contains an analysis of the market segments within a target group of local fleet owners. We used survey data covering about 200 local fleet owners. Through structured interviews and a questionnaire, we identified a niche group of the mainstream that would be most likely to adopt the CNG car. This niche is the group to target in a marketing strategy aimed at crossing the chasm. A focus-group discussion held with members of the niche identified the conditions under which the niche actors would consider buying CNG cars. Based on the results of this focus group and the niche market analysis, we concluded that the marketing of the CNG car is still in its beginning phase and has to focus on the early market. Following our recommendations, car dealers and the municipality of Leeuwarden are now developing a plan for marketing the CNG car. The marketing will focus on the early market as the first step into the mainstream

  13. City and County of Denver: Technical comparison between hythane, CNG and gasoline fueled vehicles

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    The City and County of Denver, in cooperation with the Urban Consortium Energy Task Force of Public Technology, Inc. has completed a unique two-year research and development project designed to test and compare the technical merits of three transportation fuels. Comparisons of the tailpipe emissions from Hythane - a new, blended, alternative motor fuel comprised of 85% compressed natural gas (CNG) and 15% hydrogen measured by volume - to the emissions from gasoline and 100% CNG were conducted. This project has been one of the first pioneering studies of a hydrogen blended fuel and, through its success, has prompted eight additional Hythane research projects to date. Phase I of the project provided results from the Federal Test Procedure (FTP) testing of a light duty pick-up truck operating on Hythane. The purpose of this testing was to quantify any decrease in tailpipe emissions and to determine whether Hythane could meet the California Ultra Low Emission Vehicle standard (ULEV) for light duty trucks. During Phase I, FTP analyses were conducted in both Colorado (high altitude testing) and California (sea level testing) on a converted Chevrolet S-10, pick-up truck by Hydrogen Consultants (HCl), the Colorado Department of Health (CDH) and the California Air Resource Board (CARB). Currently, the only other non-electric vehicle which is capable of meeting the ULEV standard is Chrysler`s natural gas vehicle. There was additional interest in the role Hythane could play as a transitional fuel in the introduction of hydrogen. Hydrogen, a renewable energy carrier, may soon be categorized as a ZEV fuel by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. This factor may encourage the use of Hythane as a transportation fuel that not only meets the ULEV standard, but may provide the bridge necessary to the eventual widespread use of hydrogen.

  14. Impact of N2 dilution on combustion and emissions in a spark ignition CNG engine

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    Highlights: • Combustion characteristic of a CNG engine diluted with N2 was investigated. • N2 was injected into the end of intake manifold by a specially-designed device. • N2 dilution can reduce NOx emissions while maintaining fuel economy. • The change of BSFC can be ignored with N2 dilution ratio no more than 167%. - Abstract: In order to reduce NOx (nitrogen oxides) emissions, N2 (nitrogen) was introduced as dilution gas to dilute mixture with a specially-designed injection device. The impacts of varying N2 DR (dilution ratio) on the combustion and the exhaust emissions were investigated, including engine heat release rate, indicator diagram, NOx, CO (carbon monoxide), THC (total hydrocarbon) emissions and so on. For this study, a modified 6.6 L CNG (compressed natural gas) engine was tested and N2 was injected into the end of intake manifold by a specially-designed device. The results showed that N2 dilution has a significant influence on the combustion and the exhaust emissions. With the rise of N2 DR, the maximum of pressure in cylinder and the maximum of heat release rate exhibited decrease trends, the centre of heat release curve showed a moving backward tendency. Higher N2 DR exhibited lower NOx (17–81%) emissions, but higher emissions of THC (3–78%) and CO (1–28%). The change of BSFC (brake specific fuel consumption) can be ignored with N2 DR no more than 167%. Satisfactory results can be obtained, with lower NOx (31%) emissions, lower BSFC (0.5%), and relatively higher THC (6%) and CO (1%) emissions, when N2 DR is 67%

  15. The daily life of a medium-size Data Centre. The CAB astronomical data center

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    Solano, Enrique

    2015-12-01

    The Centro de Astrobiología (CAB) Data Centre is the most important astronomical data centre managed by a Spanish institution. Among others, it contains the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) and the Calar Alto (CAHA) scientific archives. Nevertheless, our activities go well beyond data curation. Generation of high level data products (reduced datasets, catalogues,...), knowledge transfer to other Spanish data centres, development of tools to publish astronomical data in VO-compliant archives and services, development of data mining and analysis tools for an optimum scientific exploitation of our data collections and collaboration with scientific groups with research lines using CAB archive data are some of the topics that will be described in this presentation.

  16. Density-functional theory study of the effect of pressure on the elastic properties of CaB6

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    Han Han

    2013-01-01

    Under high pressure,the long believed single-phase material CaB6 was latterly discovered to have a new phase tI56.Based on the density-functional theory,the pressure effects on the structural and elastic properties of CaB6 are obtained.The calculated bulk,shear,and Young's moduli of the recently synthesized high pressure phase tI56-CaB6 are larger than those of the low pressure phase.Moreover,the high pressure phase of CaB6 has ductile behaviors,and its ductility increases with the increase of pressure.On the contrary,the calculated results indicate that the low pressure phase of CaB6 is brittle.The calculated Debye temperature indicates that the thermal conductivity of CaB6 is not very good.Furthermore,based on the Christoffel equation,the slowness surface of the acoustic waves is obtained.

  17. Hybrid modelling and damping collaborative optimisation of Five-suspensions for coupling driver-seat-cab system

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    Zhao, Leilei; Zhou, Changcheng; Yu, Yuewei; Yang, Fuxing

    2016-05-01

    For the complex structure and vibration characteristics of coupling driver-seat-cab system of trucks, there is no damping optimisation theory for its suspensions at present, which seriously restricts the improvement of vehicle ride comfort. Thus, in this paper, the seat suspension was regarded as 'the fifth suspension' of cab, the 'Five-suspensions' for this system was proposed. Based on this, using the mechanism modelling method, a 4 degree-of-freedom coupling driver-seat-cab system model was presented; then, by the tested cab suspensions excitation and seat acceleration response, its parameters identification mathematical model was established. Based on this, taking optimal ride comfort as target, its damping collaborative optimisation mathematical model was built. Combining the tested signals and a simulation model with the mathematical models of parameters identification and damping collaborative optimisation, a complete flow of hybrid modelling and damping collaborative optimisation of Five-suspensions was presented. With a practical example of seat and cab system, the damping parameters were optimised and validated by simulation and bench test. The results show that the model and method proposed are correct and reliable, providing a valuable reference for the design of seat suspension and cab suspensions.

  18. Antistaphylococcal Activity of CB-181963 (CAB-175), an Experimental Parenteral Cephalosporin

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    Hoellman, Dianne B.; Pankuch, Glenn A.; Appelbaum, Peter C.

    2004-01-01

    Among 265 methicillin-susceptible and -resistant staphylococci, CB-181963 (CAB-175) had a 50% minimum inhibitory concentration of 2 μg/ml and a 90% minimum inhibitory concentration of 4 μg/ml. All strains except two vancomycin-resistant S. aureus and 5 vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus strains were also susceptible to vancomycin and teicoplanin, and all were susceptible to linezolid, ranbezolid, tigecycline, and quinupristin-dalfopristin. Most methicillin-resistant strains were levofloxacin r...

  19. Sleeper Cab Climate Control Load Reduction for Long-Haul Truck Rest Period Idling

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    Lustbader, J. A.; Kreutzer, C.; Adelman, S.; Yeakel, S.; Zehme, J.

    2015-04-29

    Annual fuel use for long-haul truck rest period idling is estimated at 667 million gallons in the United States. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s CoolCab project aims to reduce heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) loads and resulting fuel use from rest period idling by working closely with industry to design efficient long-haul truck climate control systems while maintaining occupant comfort. Enhancing the thermal performance of cab/sleepers will enable smaller, lighter, and more cost-effective idle reduction solutions. In order for candidate idle reduction technologies to be implemented at the original equipment manufacturer and fleet level, their effectiveness must be quantified. To address this need, a number of promising candidate technologies were evaluated through experimentation and modeling to determine their effectiveness in reducing rest period HVAC loads. For this study, load reduction strategies were grouped into the focus areas of solar envelope, occupant environment, and conductive pathways. The technologies selected for a complete-cab package of technologies were “ultra-white” paint, advanced insulation, and advanced curtains. To measure the impact of these technologies, a nationally-averaged solar-weighted reflectivity long-haul truck paint color was determined and applied to the baseline test vehicle. Using the complete-cab package of technologies, electrical energy consumption for long-haul truck daytime rest period air conditioning was reduced by at least 35% for summer weather conditions in Colorado. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's CoolCalc model was then used to extrapolate the performance of the thermal load reduction technologies nationally for 161 major U.S. cities using typical weather conditions for each location over an entire year.

  20. Anthropometric criteria for the design of tractor cabs and protection frames.

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    Hsiao, H; Whitestone, J; Bradtmiller, B; Whisler, R; Zwiener, J; Lafferty, C; Kau, T-Y; Gross, M

    2005-03-15

    Improved human-tractor interface designs, such as well-accommodated operator enclosures (i.e. cabs and protection frames) can enhance operator productivity, comfort and safety. This study investigated farm-worker anthropometry and determined the critical anthropometric measures and 3-D feature envelopes of body landmarks for the design of tractor operator enclosures. One hundred agriculture workers participated in the study. Their body size and shape information was registered, using a 3-D full-body laser scanner. Knee height (sitting) and another eight parameters were found to affect the cab-enclosure accommodation rating and multiple anthropometric dimensions interactively affected the steering wheel and gear-handle impediment. A principal component analysis has identified 15 representative human body models for digitally assessing tractor-cab accommodation. A set of centroid coordinates of 34 body landmarks and the 95% confidence semi-axis-length for each landmark location were developed to guide tractor designers in their placement of tractor control components in order to best accommodate the user population. Finally, the vertical clearance (90 cm) for agriculture tractor enclosure in the current SAE International J2194 standard appeared to be too short as compared to the 99th percentile sitting height of male farm workers in this study (100.6 cm) and in the 1994 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III database (99.9 cm) and of the male civilian population in the 2002 Civilian American and European Surface Anthropometric Resource database (100.4 cm). PMID:15804844

  1. Early flame development image comparison of low calorific value syngas and CNG in DI SI gas engine

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    >Ftwi Yohaness Hagos,

    2013-06-01

    The early flame development stage of syngas and CNG are analysed and compared from the flame images taken over 20° CA from the start of ignition. An imitated syngas with a composition of 19.2% H2, 29.6% CO, 5.3% CH4 and balance with nitrogen and carbon dioxide, which resembles the typical product of wood biomass gasification, was used in the study. A CCD camera triggered externally through the signals from the camshaft and crank angle sensors was used in capturing of the images. The engine was accessed through an endoscope access and a self-illumination inside the chamber. The results of the image analysis are further compared with the mass fraction burn curve of both syngas and CNG analysed from the pressure data. The analysis result of the flame image of syngas validates the double rapid burning stage of the mass fraction burn of syngas analysed from in-cylinder pressure data.

  2. Diesel Engine Convert to Port Injection CNG Engine Using Gaseous Injector Nozzle Multi Holes Geometries Improvement: A Review

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    Semin; Abdul R. Ismail; Rosli A. Bakar

    2009-01-01

    The objective of this study was to review the previous research in the development of gaseous fuel injector for port injection CNG engine converted from diesel engine. Problem statement: The regular development of internal combustion engines change direction to answer the two most important problems determining the development trends of engines technology and in particular, their combustion systems. They were environmental protection against emission and noise, shortage of hydrocarbon fuels, ...

  3. Natural gas for ship propulsion in Denmark - Possibilities for using LNG and CNG on ferry and cargo routes

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    Stuer-Lauridsen, F.; Nielsen, Jesper B. (LITEHAUZ, Copenhagen (Denmark)); Odgaard, T.; Birkeland, M. (IncentivePartners, Birkeroed (Denmark)); Winter Graugaard, C.; Blikom, L.P. (DNV, Copenhagen (Denmark)); Muro-Sun, N.; Andersen, Morten; OEvlisen, F. (Ramboell Oil and Gas, Esbjerg (Denmark))

    2010-07-01

    The project's main task was to review logistical, technical and economic feasibility for using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as fuel for ship propulsion and the supply of LNG or CNG to Danish ports from existing natural gas lines, trucks or by ship. The following key findings are related to the use of natural gas as fuel for ships in Denmark: Natural gas as propulsion fuel in ships: 1) Advantages: Provide solution to present air emission challenges 2) Barriers: Capital investments large 3) Synergies: Developments in Norway and Baltic Sea area 4) Economy: Positive case for operation for large consumers 5) Future: Develop bunkering options for short sea shipping LNG: 6) Propulsion technology in ships is mature and proven 7) Distribution network not yet developed for use in ships 8) Safety concerns are demanding but manageable 9) Can enter existing bunkering value chain CNG: 10) Well developed for land based transport, not yet for shipping 11) Distribution network for natural gas exists in Denmark 12) Safety concerns are demanding but manageable 13) No seaborne CNG value chains in operation An immediate focus on the ferry sector in Denmark will reap benefits on a relatively short time scale. For the short sea shipping sector away to promote the conversion to natural gas is to support the development of storage and bunkering facilities in main ports. Given the general expectations in the shipping community LNG will presumably be the de facto choice at least for the 5-10 years ahead and the demand for facilities and bunkers will be for LNG. (LN)

  4. Performance analysis of exhaust waste heat recovery system for stationary CNG engine based on organic Rankine cycle

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    In order to improve the electric efficiency of a stationary compressed natural gas (CNG) engine, a set of organic Rankine cycle (ORC) system with internal heat exchanger (IHE) is designed to recover exhaust energy that is used to generate electricity. R416A is selected as the working fluid for the waste heat recovery system. According to the first and second laws of thermodynamics, the performances of the ORC system for waste heat recovery are discussed based on the analysis of engine exhaust waste heat characteristics. Subsequently, the stationary CNG engine-ORC with IHE combined system is presented. The electric efficiency and the brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC) are introduced to evaluate the operating performances of the combined system. The results show that, when the evaporation pressure is 3.5 MPa and the engine is operating at the rated condition, the net power output and the thermal efficiency of the ORC system with IHE can reach up to 62.7 kW and 12.5%, respectively. Compared with the stationary CNG engine, the electric efficiency of the combined system can be increased by a maximum 6.0%, while the BSFC can be reduced by a maximum 5.0%. - Highlights: • The characteristics of exhaust energy for the stationary CNG engine are investigated. • The ORC system with IHE is designed to recover the exhaust energy from engine. • Zeotropic mixture R416A is used as the working fluid of the ORC system. • The electric efficiency of combined system is defined and investigated. • BSFC of combined system is studied under various operating conditions of engine

  5. Low frequency sound field control for loudspeakers in rectangular rooms using CABS (Controlled Acoustical Bass System)

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    Nielsen, Sofus Birkedal; Celestinos, Adrian

    2010-01-01

    Rectangular rooms are the most common shape for sound reproduction, but at low frequencies the reflections from the boundaries of the room cause large spatial variations in the sound pressure level.  Variations up to 30 dB are normal, not only at the room modes, but basically at all frequencies. As...... distribution in the room at low frequencies by using multiple loudspeakers together with an optimal placement of the loudspeakers.  At low frequencies CABS will create a plane wave from the front wall loudspeakers which will be absorbed by additional loudspeakers at the rear wall giving an almost homogeneous...

  6. Easy synthesis of CaB2O4 via pyrolysis of calcium fructoborate

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    Claudia Cecilia Wagner

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The investigation of the thermal behavior of calcium fructoborate samples of composition Ca(C6H10O6BO2.3.5H 2O showed that CaB2O4 is generated as the final solid pyrolysis residue. On the basis of these observations a new, very easy, synthetic procedure for the preparation of high purity samples of this calcium borate is proposed. The material was characterized by X ray powder diffractometry and IR spectroscopy.

  7. Role of the S4-S5 linker in CNG channel activation.

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    Kusch, Jana; Zimmer, Thomas; Holschuh, Jascha; Biskup, Christoph; Schulz, Eckhard; Nache, Vasilica; Benndorf, Klaus

    2010-10-20

    Cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG) channels mediate sensory signal transduction in retinal and olfactory cells. The channels are activated by the binding of cyclic nucleotides to a cyclic nucleotide-binding domain (CNBD) in the C-terminus that is located at the intracellular side. The molecular events translating the ligand binding to the pore opening are still unknown. We investigated the role of the S4-S5 linker in the activation process by quantifying its interaction with other intracellular regions. To this end, we constructed chimeric channels in which the N-terminus, the S4-S5 linker, the C-linker, and the CNBD of the retinal CNGA1 subunit were systematically replaced by the respective regions of the olfactory CNGA2 subunit. Macroscopic concentration-response relations were analyzed, yielding the apparent affinity to cGMP and the Hill coefficient. The degree of functional coupling of intracellular regions in the activation gating was determined by thermodynamic double-mutant cycle analysis. We observed that all four intracellular regions, including the relatively short S4-S5 linker, are involved in controlling the apparent affinity of the channel to cGMP and, moreover, in determining the degree of cooperativity between the subunits, as derived from the Hill coefficient. The interaction energies reveal an interaction of the S4-S5 linker with both the N-terminus and the C-linker, but no interaction with the CNBD.

  8. Effects of Natural Gas Compositions on CNG Fast Filling Process for Buffer Storage System

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    Farzaneh-Gord M.

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The accurate modeling of the fast-fill process occurring in Compressed Natural Gas (CNG fuelled vehicle storage cylinders is a complex process and should be thoroughly studied. Final in-cylinder conditions should meet appropriate cylinder safety standards. The composition of natural gas plays an important role on its thermodynamic properties and consequently, on the fast-fill process and the final conditions. Here, a theoretical analysis has been developed to study the effects of the natural gas composition on the filling process of an onboard Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV cylinder. The cylinder is assumed as a lumped system. The analysis is based on laws of thermodynamics and mass balance. Based on AGA8 Equation of State (EOS and thermodynamics relationships, the required properties of natural gas mixtures have been calculated. The results are presented for an adiabatic system. The results show that the compositions of natural gas have great effects on the filling process and final in-cylinder conditions. Furthermore, the gas with less methane percentage in its composition is more suitable for the filling process.

  9. Effects of pilot injection pressure on the combustion and emissions characteristics in a diesel engine using biodiesel–CNG dual fuel

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    Highlights: • Injection pressure of pilot fuel in dual fuel combustion (DFC) affects the engine power and exhaust emissions. • In the biodiesel–CNG DFC mode, the combustion begins and ends earlier as the pilot-fuel injection pressure increases. • The ignition delay in the DFC mode is about 1.2–2.6 °CA longer than that in the diesel single fuel combustion (SFC) mode. • The smoke and NOx emissions are significantly reduced in the DFC mode. - Abstract: Biodiesel–compressed natural gas (CNG) dual fuel combustion (DFC) system is studied for the simultaneous reduction of particulate matters (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from diesel engine. In this study, biodiesel is used as a pilot injection fuel to ignite the main fuel, CNG of DFC system. In particular, the pilot injection pressure is controlled to investigate the characteristics of engine performance and exhaust emissions in a single cylinder diesel engine. The results show that the indicated mean effective pressure (IMEP) of biodiesel–CNG DFC mode is lower than that of diesel single fuel combustion (SFC) mode at higher injection pressure. However, the combustion stability of biodiesel–CNG DFC mode is increased with the increase of pilot injection pressure. At the same injection pressure, the start of combustion of biodiesel–CNG DFC is delayed compared to diesel SFC due to the increase of ignition delay of pilot fuel. On the contrary, it is observed that as the pilot injection pressure increase, the combustion process begins and ends a little earlier for biodiesel–CNG DFC. The ignition delay in the DFC is about 1.2–2.6 °CA longer compared to diesel SFC, but decreases with increases of pilot injection pressure. Smoke and NOx emissions are decreased and increased, respectively, as the pilot injection pressure increases in the biodiesel–CNG DFC. In comparison to diesel SFC, smoke emissions are significantly reduced over all the operating conditions and NOx emissions also exhibited similar

  10. Homogeneous preparation of cellulose acetate propionate (CAP) and cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB) from sugarcane bagasse cellulose in ionic liquid.

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    Huang, Kelin; Wang, Ben; Cao, Yan; Li, Huiquan; Wang, Jinshu; Lin, Weijiang; Mu, Chaoshi; Liao, Dankui

    2011-05-25

    Cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB) and cellulose acetate propionate (CAP) were prepared homogeneously in a 1-allyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride (AmimCl) ionic liquid system from sugarcane bagasse (SB). The reaction temperature, reaction time, and molar ratio of butyric (propionic) anhydride/anhydroglucose units in the cellulose affect the butyryl (B) or propionyl (P) content of CAB or CAP samples. The (13)C NMR data revealed the distribution of the substituents of CAB and CAP. The thermal stability of sugar cane bagasse cellulose was found by thermogravimetric analysis to have decreased after chemical modification. After reaction, the ionic liquid was effectively recycled and reused. This study provides a new way for high-value-added utilization of SB and realizing the objective of turning waste into wealth. PMID:21452895

  11. Ergonomics in drivers' cabs on open-cast mining machines; Ergonomie bei Fuehrerstaenden auf Tagebaugeraeten

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    Vater, L. [Ergonomie/Gefahrstoffe, Vattenfall Europe Mining AG, Senftenberg (Germany)

    2004-08-12

    Ergonomically designed driver's cabs also contribute directly to the increase in safety at work. In the course of the electrical re-design of the open-cast mining machines new drivers' cabs, which eliminate ergonomic deficits, were used. Other important aspects in addition to the improvements in the environmental factors noise, vibration and dust, are in particular the visibility conditions, visualisation of process data and monitoring as well as operating concepts. Taking into account the different types of machine drivers' cabs with a modified basic design and bearing design are used. Optimisation of the installation of the monitors and the basic structuring of the control panels was carried out. In addition to the increase in the effectiveness of control another aim is to minimise faulty operation by the driver when changing machines frequently. (orig.)

  12. Numerical Evaluation ofThe Performance ofA Compression Ignition Cng Engine For Heavy DutyTrucksWithAn Optimum Speed PowerTurbine

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    Alberto A. Boretti

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The turbocharged direct injection lean burn Diesel engine is the most efficient engine now in production for transport applications. CNG is an alternative fuel with a better carbon to hydrogen ratio therefore permitting reduced carbon dioxide emissions. It is injected in gaseous form for a much cleaner combustion almost cancelling some of the emissions of the Diesel and it permits a much better energy security within Australia. The paper discusses the best options currently available to convert Diesel engine platforms to CNG, with particular emphasis to the use of these CNG engines within Australia where the refuelling network is scarce. This option is determined in the dual fuel operation with a double injector design that couples a second CNG injector to the Diesel injector. This configuration permits the operation Diesel only or Diesel pilot and CNG main depending on the availability of refuelling stations where the vehicle operates. Results of engine performance simulations are performed for a straight six cylinder 13 litres truck engine with a novel power turbine connected to the crankshaft through a constant variable transmission that may be by-passed when non helpful to increase the fuel economy of the vehicle or when damaging the performances of the after treatment system.

  13. Dikegulac-Sodium Effect on Micropropagation and Biochemical Parameters in the Cherry Rootstocks CAB-6P and Gisela 6

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    SARROPOULOU, VIRGINIA; DIMASSITHERIOU, Kortessa; Therios, Ioannis

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    The effects of dikegulac-sodium (DS) alone and in combination with benzyladenine (BA) οn the morphogenetic and biochemical responses in the cherry rootstocks CAB-6P (Prunus cerasus L.) and Gisela 6 (Prunus cerasus x Prunus canescens) were investigated. In the CAB-6P rootstock, DS did not promote shoot proliferation whereas its application at 40, 120 and 150 μΜ suppressed shoot length. In the Gisela 6 rootstock, the number of shoots per explant and shoot proliferation rate were greater with 80...

  14. Integración de la unidad de dirección para el iCab2

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    Lara Sánchez, Gerardo

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    El iCab (Intelligent Car Automobile) surge de un vehículo eléctrico de transporte al cual se le han realizado modificaciones hardware y software para el control automático de la plataforma (a través de un ordenador) o manual (por medio de un joystick y pedales). Las plataformas iCab integran un conjunto de elementos que les permiten interactuar y conocer el entorno. Estos sistemas que se le integran son: un láser, un sistema de visión estereoscópica y un sistema GPS con sensores i...

  15. 75 FR 1179 - Passenger Equipment Safety Standards; Front End Strength of Cab Cars and Multiple-Unit Locomotives

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    ... Transportation (Secretary) convened a meeting of representatives from all sectors of the rail industry with the... Issues Identified for Future Rulemaking C. RSAC Overview D. Establishment of the Passenger Safety Working.... Accident History D. FRA and Industry Standards for Front End Frame Structures of Cab Cars and...

  16. 49 CFR 236.566 - Locomotive of each train operating in train stop, train control or cab signal territory; equipped.

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    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Locomotive of each train operating in train stop... OF SIGNAL AND TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Automatic Train Stop, Train Control and Cab Signal Systems Rules and Instructions; Locomotives § 236.566 Locomotive of each train operating...

  17. Low-temperature thermal conductivity of CaB6 and EuB6

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    The thermal conductivities of stoichiometric CaB6, vacancy-doped Ca1-δB6, and EuB6 have been measured between 6 and 300 K. All our data may be rather well described across the entire temperature regime covered on the basis of a Debye-type relaxation-time approximation and by assuming the concurring influence of various scattering channels on the mean free path of the phonons. An unusual and strong resonance in the scattering rate of the phonons of all investigated materials is attributed to a strong interaction between acoustic itinerant and localized modes, the latter arising from oscillations of the metal cations around their equilibrium position

  18. Design of LNG/L-CNG filling station%LNG/L-CNG加气站的设计

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    张玮

    2014-01-01

    介绍了LNG/L-CNG汽车加气站的主要工艺设备:LNG储罐、LNG潜液泵、卸车增压器、EAG加热器、LNG高压柱塞泵、高压气化器、CNG储气瓶、加气机和顺序控制盘等;同时还介绍了设计过程中以上工艺设备选用的计算方法以及管道设计应注意的问题,包括管路的应力补偿、管子及管件的选材、管道绝热结构及材料的选用等。%The major equipments about LNG/L-CNG filling stations were introduced ,inclu-ding LNG storage tanks ,LNG submersible pump ,unloading supercharger ,EAG heater ,LNG high-pressure piston pump ,high-pressure gasifier ,CNG gas cylinders ,dispensers ,sequence con-trol panel and so on .The calculation method of above equipments selection in the process of de-signing was also introduced .Problems like piping stress compensation ,selection of pipe and fit-tings materials ,selection of heat insulation structure and materials should be noticed in the de-sig n .

  19. Challenges of establishing a Community Advisory Board (CAB in a low-income, low-resource setting: experiences from Bagamoyo, Tanzania

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    Shubis Kafuruki

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Objective Community Advisory Boards are now seen as standard practice for clinical vaccine and drug trials worldwide. In the past, most Community Advisory Boards (CABs were established by activists and lobbyists to monitor HIV/AIDS vaccine and drug trials in developed countries. In Africa the first CAB was established in Uganda in 1990 in conjunction with an HIV vaccine project and has since been followed by others in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya. In 2007, the Bagamoyo branch of the Ifakara Health Institute initiated the formation of a CAB. The aim was to properly educate and empower elected CAB members to become full partners in all research activities concerning the public within the Bagamoyo area. Methods and Results Beginning in 2007, staff visited each of the 24 villages within the study area to inform the communities about the proposed CAB and asked them to elect two individuals to represent their village on the CAB. The first attempt was hampered by community leaders selecting themselves, which led to inconsistent attendance, gender imbalance, and political infighting. New criteria for the selection of representatives were implemented to exclude governmental leaders, illiterate representatives and to promote a one-to-one gender balance. The newly appointed representatives underwent training and have participated in CAB meetings largely devoid of the negative issues previously encountered. Conclusion The successfully established CAB has led to improved relations with the community and facilitated the recruitment of study subjects. Our experiences show that, it is possible to establish a non-specific CAB in a low-income setting.

  20. Assessment of on-road emissions of four Euro V diesel and CNG waste collection trucks for supporting air-quality improvement initiatives in the city of Milan

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    Fontaras, Georgios, E-mail: georgios.fontaras@jrc.ec.europa.eu [Institute for Energy and Transport, Joint Research Centre, Ispra (Italy); Martini, Giorgio; Manfredi, Urbano; Marotta, Alessandro; Krasenbrink, Alois [Institute for Energy and Transport, Joint Research Centre, Ispra (Italy); Maffioletti, Francesco; Terenghi, Roberto; Colombo, Mauro [AMSA, Azienda Milanese Servizi Ambientali, Milano (Italy)

    2012-06-01

    This paper summarizes the results of an extensive experimental study aiming to evaluate the performance and pollutant emissions of diesel and CNG waste collection trucks under realistic and controlled operating conditions in order to support a fleet renewal initiative in the city of Milan. Four vehicles (1 diesel and 3 CNG) were tested in two phases using a portable emission measurement system. The first phase included real world operation in the city of Milan while the second involved controlled conditions in a closed track. Emissions recorded from the diesel truck were on average 2.4 kg/km for CO{sub 2}, 0.21 g/km for HC, 7.4 g/km for CO, 32.3 g/km for NO{sub x} and 46.4 mg/km for PM. For the CNG the values were 3.6 kg/km for CO{sub 2}, 2.19 g/km for HC, 15.8 g/km for CO, 4.38 g/km for NO{sub x} and 11.4 mg/km for PM. CNG vehicles presented an important advantage with regards to NO{sub x} and PM emissions but lack the efficiency of their diesel counterparts when it comes to CO, HC and particularly greenhouse gas emissions. This tradeoff needs to be carefully analyzed prior to deciding if a fleet should be shifted towards either technology. In addition it was shown that existing emission factors, used in Europe for environmental assessment studies, reflect well the operation for CNG but were not so accurate when it came to the diesel engine truck particularly for CO{sub 2} and NO{sub x}. With regard to NO{sub x}, it was also shown that the limits imposed by current emission standards are not necessarily reflected in real world operation, under which the diesel vehicle presented almost 4 times higher emissions. Regarding CO{sub 2}, appropriate use of PEMS data and vehicle information allows for accurate emission monitoring through computer simulation. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Investigated diesel and CNG Euro V waste collection vehicles for municipal use Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer NO{sub x}-GhG emission trade-off should be considered prior to

  1. Exposure assessment of particulates originating from diesel and CNG fuelled engines

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    Oravisjaervi, K.; Pietikaeinen, M.; Keiski, R. L. (Univ. of Oulu, Dept. of Process and Environmental Engineering (Finland)). email: kati.oravisjarvi@oulu.fi; Voutilainen, A. (Univ. of Kuopio, Dept. of Physics (Finland)); Haataja, M. (Oulu Univ. of Applied Sciences (Finland); Univ. of Oulu, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (Finland)); Ruuskanen, J. (Univ. of Kuopio, Dept. of Environmental Sciences (Finland)); Rautio, A. (Univ. of Oulu, Thule Inst. (Finland))

    2009-07-01

    given mass, and the surface may be able to act as a catalyst for specific reactions with cells or as a carrier for co-pollutants. They also penetrate deeper into the lungs. Hydrocarbons, as lipid soluble compounds, can also penetrate the cell membranes of the lung cells, enter into the blood circulation and influence the whole organ system, even reach the brain. The aim of this study was to compare children's exposure to diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG) exhaust particulates, which have been formed and then distributed into the human lung. Particulate measurements were carried out in the Technical Research Centre of Finland for two Euro 2 diesel buses with an oxidation catalyst on one and a partial-DPF catalyst on the other vehicle (DI-OC and DI-pDPF, respectively), and one Euro 3 natural gas bus with an oxidation catalyst on the vehicle (CNG-OC). For the evaluation of particulate emissions in an urban bus route the Braunschweig City Driving Cycle, a transient chassis dynamometer test cycle was used. Particulate number size distributions were measured using an Electric Low Pressure Impactor (ELPI) instrument (Dekati Ltd, Finland) with the size range of 7 nm to 10 mum. The ELPI measurement system yields particulate number concentrations in 12 nonoverlapping size bins covering the whole measurement size range. Estimation of deposited particles into human lung system was computed with a lung deposition model based on a ICRP 66 lung deposition model published by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). The model includes specific information related to the subjects (including age, ventilation rate, breathing pattern, gender). The respiratory tract is divided into five main deposition regions: the anterior nasal region (ET1), the main extra thoracic region (ET2, including the posterior nasal region, mouth, pharynx and larynx), the bronchial region (BB, consisting of the trachea and bronchi), the bronchiolar region (bb, consisting of the

  2. Formation and Optical Properties of Ag Nanoparticles in CaB4O7–Ag2O and CaB4O7–Gd2O3–Ag2O Tetraborate Glasses

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    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Formation of Ag nanoparticles (NPs in the near-surface layer of CaB4O7–Ag2O and CaB4O7 –Gd2O3–Ag2O glasses by annealing in vacuum or in air is reported. It is concluded that annealing in vacuum does not necessary require the presence of reducing ions. Intensive plasmon absorption bands peaked at 403, 406 and 413.3 nm were observed in the absorption spectra of glasses with Ag NPs. Average radius of nanoparticles was calculated from the plasmon band half width and falls within 1.3-3.3 nm. It is concluded that calculated from normalized transmission spectra and absorption spectra the non-linear refractive index n2 increases due to the plasmon resonance in Ag NPs.

  3. Diesel Engine Convert to Port Injection CNG Engine Using Gaseous Injector Nozzle Multi Holes Geometries Improvement: A Review

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to review the previous research in the development of gaseous fuel injector for port injection CNG engine converted from diesel engine. Problem statement: The regular development of internal combustion engines change direction to answer the two most important problems determining the development trends of engines technology and in particular, their combustion systems. They were environmental protection against emission and noise, shortage of hydrocarbon fuels, specific fuel consumption and other technical and economic parameters. Approach: Several alternative fuels has been recognized as having a significant potential for producing lower overall pollutant emissions compared to diesel fuel. Natural gas, which composed predominately by identified as a leading candidate for transportation applications among these fuels for availability, environmental compatibility and natural gas is that it can be used in conventional diesel engines. Results: Some advantages of CNG as a fuel are octane number is very good for SI engine fuel, engines can be operate with a high compression ratio, less engine emissions and less aldehydes. In the diesel engines converted or designed to run on natural gas with the port injection (sequential or trans-intake valve-injection system, a high-speed gas jet was pulsed from the intake port through the open intake valve into the combustion chamber, where it caused effects of turbulence and charge stratification particularly at engine parts load operations. The system was able to diminish the cyclic variations and to expand the limit of lean operation of the engine. The flexibility of gas pulse timing offers the potential advantage of lower emissions and fuel consumption. There are several advantages of port injection. The better possibility CNG engine is to equalize the air-fuel ratio of the cylinders, optimization of the gas injection timing and of the gas pressure for different operating

  4. CNG/汽油两用燃料发动机ECU设计%Design of Alternative Fuel Engine ECU

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    吴伟斌; 李礼夫; 洪添胜; 罗彩茹; 王康

    2011-01-01

    针对某品牌四缸两用燃料发动机,完成了基于Motorola 16位单片机MC9S12DP256的汽油机ECu和CNG发动机ECU硬件设计.完成汽油机ECU硬件电路的开发和调试,包括PCB图双层板设计、PCB板制作与焊接,硬件调试,模拟信号测试与波形观察.测试结果表明:基于曲轴信号和凸轮轴信号的控制逻辑能很好地满足发动机工作的时序要求,实现分组同步点火、喷油等模块的控制.喷油时间控制准确度达到0.01 ms,误差小于5%;点火提前角最小分辨率为0.01°,误差小于5%.%Enormous natural gas reserves in our country and more complete CNG filling stations in urban city provided a larger space for the development of CNG vehicles.Thus, the use of natural gas and gasoline-fueled dual-fuel engine control system is of great practical significance and dedicated to improving the current dual-fuel vehicle technology in the engine management level, being the driving force to enhance engine performance, minimizing emissions reduction, and making full use of China's natural gas resources.Based on the Motorola 16-bit MCU MC9S12DP256, the gasoline engine and the CNG engine ECU hardware were design.Base on the embedded C language with CodeWarrior IDE,software was design and debugged, and the control stratagy was made according to the data acquisition and data analysis.Through the MAP, with the engine speed and intake manifold absolute pressure signal values, the basic fuel injection pulse width was founded by interpolation method.According to other working condition parameters, the closed-loop feedback control and air-fuel ratio control were modified and realized the fuel injection control.

  5. 压缩天然气(CNG)加气母站的工艺设计方案%Process Design Scenario of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Automobile Parent Fuelling Station

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    郭忠明; 隆立红

    2007-01-01

    阐述了压缩天然气(CNG)汽车加气母站工艺设计方案的确定原则.以前置脱水为例,介绍了CNG加气母站的工艺流程,结合《车用压缩天然气》(GB18047-2000)标准,分析了两种深度脱水方案的优缺点以及脱水方案的确定方式.从占地面积、安全性、使用年限等六个方面对小瓶储气、大瓶储气、储气井储气三种储气方案的优缺点进行了比较.着重介绍了CNG加气母站必备的各系统的构成及其功能.

  6. CNG/汽油两用燃料发动机点火提前角控制试验研究%Ignition Advance Angle Control of CNG/Petrol Flexible Fuel Engine

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    彭雪飞; 王云鹏; 隗海林

    2008-01-01

    针对采用电控多点顺序喷射系统的CNG/汽油两用燃料发动机,采用改变原汽油机点火基准信号的方法,实现发动机使用CNG时点火提前角的增大,通过台架试验,定量研究点火提前角对其排放性能和动力性能的影响,确定点火提前角的调整方案,依据此方案设计了基于PIC单片机技术的点火提前控制器,有效提升了两用燃料发动机燃用天然气时的动力性能.

  7. STUDY OF TRANSMISSION LINES EFFECT ON THE SYSTEM OPERATIONON OF CONTINUOUS AUTOMATIC CAB SIGNALLING

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    Full Text Available Purpose. To conduct an effect research of the electromagnetic field of high-voltage transmission lines (HVTL (750 kV, 50 Hz on the track circuits and continuous automatic cab signalling (CACS with a signal current of 50 Hz in the areas of convergence and intersection with the transmission lines and to propose possible methods to improve noise immunity of CACS. Methodology. The measurements were performed both by means of car-laboratory and directly on rail lines. During the study the electric field strength in the range of industrial frequency directly under the transmission lines and at the distance from it to the railway lines was measured, as well as the time dependence of CACS codes with signal current frequency of 50 Hz directly under the transmission lines and at a distance from it in the absence of the train and its passing. Findings. The root causes analysis of CACS faults and failures was carried out. The effect of the electromagnetic field of high-voltage transmission lines (750 kV, 50 Hz on the track circuit and CACS with signal current of 50 Hz in the areas of convergence and intersection with the transmission line was investigated. Possible methods to improve noise immunity of CACS were considered. Originality. The effect research of transmission lines (750 kV on the operation of the automatic cab signalling on spans Prishib-Burchatsk and Privolnoye-Yelizarovo, Pridneprovsk railway in places of oblique railroads crossing and transmission lines (750 kV, 50 Hz was conducted. Electric field strength in the range of industrial frequency directly under the transmission lines and at a distance from it to the railway line, as well as the time dependences of ALSN codes with signal current frequency of 50 Hz directly under the transmission lines and at a distance from it in the absence of the train and as its passing were measured. It was found that CACS codes in track circuits under transmission lines are strongly distorted, as strength

  8. PENGARUH PENERAPAN PRINSIP GOOD CORPORATE GOVERNANCE TERHADAP KINERJA KEUANGAN PERUSAHAAN PERUM PERUMNAS REGIONAL VII CAB. SULSEL I

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    MAULIDIAH. K, ANDI LINA

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    (Andi Lina Maulidiah), Pengaruh Penerapan Prinsip Good Corporate Governance terhadap Kinerja Keuangan Kantor Perum Perumnas Regional VII Cab. Sulsel I (Pembimbing I : Dra. Hj. Nurlaeni, M.Si. Ak. Pembimbing II : Dra. Aini Indrijawati, M.Si, Ak) Keywords : good corporate governance, kinerja keuangan Good corporate governance (Corporate Governance) can be interpreted as a process and structure used by the organs of the company to enhance shareholder value and compa...

  9. "Dammed Taxi Cab"--How Silent Communication in Questionnaires Can Be Understood and Used to Give Voice to Children's Experiences

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    2011-01-01

    "Dammed taxi cab"--a 12-year-old boy wrote these words in the margins of a questionnaire, and within this paper they will serve as a point of departure for the discussion of the use of questionnaires as a way to voice children's experiences. The overall aim of this paper is to enable understanding of and discuss the use of questionnaires as a way…

  10. Screening of tank-to-wheel efficiencies for CNG, DME and methanol-ethanol fuel blends in road transport

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    Kappel, J.; Vad Mathiesen, B.

    2013-04-15

    The purpose of this report is to evaluate the fuel efficiency of selected alternative fuels based on vehicle performance in a standardised drive cycle test. All studies reviewed are either based on computer modelling of current or future vehicles or tests of just one alternative fuel, under different conditions and concentrations against either petrol or diesel. No studies were found testing more than one type of alternative fuel in the same setup. Due to this one should be careful when comparing results on several alternative fuels. Only few studies have been focused on vehicle energy efficiency. This screening indicates methanol, methanol-ethanol blends and CNG to be readily availability, economic feasible and with the introduction of the DISI engine not technologically challenging compared to traditional fuels. Studies across fuel types indicate a marginally better fuel utilization for methanol-ethanol fuel mixes. (Author)

  11. Optimization of a neutron transmission beamline applied to materials science for the CAB linear accelerator

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    The Neutrons and Reactors Laboratory (NYR) of CAB (Centro Atomico Bariloche) is equipped with a linear electron accelerator (LINAC - Linear particle accelerator). This LINAC is used as a neutron source from which two beams are extracted to perform neutron transmission and dispersion experiments. Through these experiments, structural and dynamic properties of materials can be studied. The neutron transmission experiments consist in a collimated neutron beam which interacts with a sample and a detector behind the sample. Important information about the microstructural characteristics of the material can be obtained from the comparison between neutron spectra before and after the interaction with the sample. In the NYR Laboratory, cylindrical samples of one inch of diameter have been traditionally studied. Nonetheless, there is a great motivation for doing systematic research on smaller and with different geometries samples; particularly sheets and samples for tensile tests. Hence, in the NYR Laboratory it has been considered the possibility of incorporating a neutron guide into the existent transmission line. According to all mentioned above, the main objective of this work consisted in the optimization of the flight transmission tube optics of neutrons. This optimization not only improved the existent line but also contributed to an election criterion for the neutron guide acquisition.

  12. Právní a ekonomické aspekty využívání CNG a bioplynu v dopravě

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    Yusupova, Regina

    2015-01-01

    Use of compressed natural gas (CNG) as an alternative transportation fuel is currently being supported in European Union and Czech Republic as well. Upgraded Biogas (or biomethane) with its chemical characteristics is to be considered as a renewable substitute of CNG so it can be used for the same purposes. Biogas is produced in biogas stations. Current legislation terminates the support of producers of electricity and heat from renewable sources, including biogas stations. The absence of gov...

  13. Active low frequency sound field control in a listening room using CABS (Controlled Acoustic Bass System) will also reduce the sound transmitted to neighbour rooms

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    Nielsen, Sofus Birkedal; Celestinos, Adrian

    2012-01-01

    is possible at modal frequencies. For that reason the modal frequencies in the source room will also have big impact on the transmission to neighbour rooms. These low frequency resonance frequencies are very audible in the source room but also in neighbour rooms as a booming bass. CABS (Controlled Acoustic...... Bass System) is a time based room correction system for reproduced sound using loudspeakers. The system can remove room modes at low frequencies, by active cancelling the reflection from at the rear wall to a normal stereo setup. Measurements in a source room using CABS and in two neighbour rooms have...... shown a reduction in sound transmission of up to 10 dB at resonance frequencies and a reduction at broadband noise of 3 – 5 dB at frequencies up to 100 Hz. The ideas and understanding of the CABS system will also be given....

  14. ESTRUCTURACIÓN DE LA INFORMACIÓN BIBLIOGRÁFICA EN LA BASE CAB DE AUTORES VINCULADOS A INSTITUCIONES COLOMBIANAS, 1997 A 2002 Structuring Bibliographic Information of Authors Linked with Colombian Institutions Indexed in CAB Database, 1997-2002

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    Full Text Available La utilización de la bibliometría para construir representaciones de las dinámicas de la producción científica y tecnológica se apoya en el tratamiento de las diferentes informaciones contenidas en las publicaciones científicas, sobre todo en los artículos, las patentes y los informes de investigación. La información recogida en la base bibliográfica CAB de los documentos integrados de 1997 a 2002, con autores vinculados a instituciones u organizaciones colombianas, ha sido estructurada para hacer emerger los temas de investigación presentes y para establecer los contextos en que se ubican los temas identificados, así como sus evoluciones. Se señalan diversas utilizaciones de la información estructurada.The utilization of bibliometry in order to build representations of the scientific and technological production dynamics is supported on the treatment of the different information contained in scientific publications, above all in the articles, patents and investigation reports. The information gathered in the bibliographic base CAB of the documents integrated from 1997 to 2002, having authors linked with Colombian institutions or organizations, has been structured to make the present investigation themes emerge and in order to establish the contexts in which the themes identified as well as its evolutions are placed. Diverse utilizations of the structured information are noted.

  15. CNG在海狮类轻型客车上的应用%Application of CNG in Hiase Minibus

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    于贰珍; 富力

    2014-01-01

    金杯海狮轻型客车是华晨金杯的主流车型,有着16年的发展历程,连续10年成为中国国内市场的销售冠军,而且出口中东、俄罗斯、朝鲜等国家和地区,市场覆盖面不断扩大。为了让金杯海狮轻型客车纵横中国大地,不断超越过去,不断拓宽国际化经营道路,2007年决定与意大利的朗第伦索(Landi Renzo)合作开发海狮CNG车型,填补轻型客车双燃料市场的空白。%Jinbei Haise minibus is the mainstream models of Brilliance Jinbei, has a history of 16 years, 10 years in a row China sales champion of the domestic market, but also exported to the Middle East, Russia, North Korea and other countries and regions, expanding market coverage. In order to let the Jinbei Haise minibus aspect Chinese earth, surpass the past, continue to broaden the internationalization road, decided in 2007 with Italy's Ron Dillon Alfonso (Landi Renzo) cooperation in the development of sea lion CNG models, fill the blank market dual fuel light bus.

  16. Field measurements of mixed exposure of operators to radioactive aerosol, gas and quartz in confinement of mining equipment cabs during open-pit mining of high-grade uranium ores

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    A series of field measurements of miners mixed exposure to radon and daughters, uranium ore dust and respirable quartz, was conducted in an open-pit mine in Northern Saskatchewan during 1980-81. Control of radon gas levels in the mining equipment cabs is required. Dust may be reduced by minimizing the resuspension of dust from contaminated surfaces within the cabs

  17. Gaseous and particulate composition of fresh and aged emissions of diesel, RME and CNG buses using Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry

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    Psichoudaki, Magda; Le Breton, Michael; Hallquist, Mattias; Watne, Ågot; Hallquist, Asa

    2016-04-01

    Urban air pollution is becoming a significant global problem, especially for large cities around the world. Traffic emissions contribute significantly to both elevated particle concentrations and to gaseous pollutants in cities. The latter also have the potential of forming more particulate mass via their photochemical oxidation in the atmosphere. The International Agency for Research on Cancer and the US EPA have characterised diesel exhausts as a likely human carcinogen that can also contribute to other health problems. In order to meet the challenges with increased transportation and enhanced greenhouse gas emissions, the European Union have decided on a 10% substitution of traditional fuels in the road transport sector by alternative fuels (e.g. biodiesel, CNG) before the year 2020. However, it is also important to study the influence of fuel switches on other primary pollutants as well as the potential to form secondary aerosol mass. This work focuses on the characterisation of the chemical composition of the gas and the condensed phase of fresh bus emissions during acceleration, in order to mimic the exhaust plume that humans would inhale under realistic conditions. In addition, photochemical aging of the exhaust emissions was achieved by employing a Potential Aerosol Mass (PAM) flow reactor, allowing the characterization of the composition of the corresponding aged emissions. The PAM reactor uses UV lamps and high concentrations of oxidants (OH radicals and O3) to oxidize the organic species present in the chamber. The oxidation that takes place within the reactor can be equivalent to up to one week of atmospheric oxidation. Preliminary tests showed that the oxidation employed in these measurements corresponded to a range from 4 to 8 days in the atmosphere. During June and July 2015, a total of 29 buses, 5 diesel, 13 CNG and 11 RME (rapeseed methyl ester), were tested in two different locations with limited influence from other types of emissions and traffic

  18. OBD System Design of Stage Ⅴ CNG Engine%国Ⅴ阶段天然气发动机车载诊断系统的设计

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    张华玉; 蔡永祥; 金华标; 武其斗

    2011-01-01

    Based on HJ 437-2008 legislation, the main function requirement of atage V for CNG engine OBD system were analyzed, The diagnosis strategies of catalyst performance, oxygen sensor and in-cylinder misfire in key diagnosis strategies of CNG engine OBD system were researched. For the diagnosis strategy and demand signal of CNG engine, the hardware modification and software design were carried out based on the Adblue controller. Based on ELM 327 diagnosis equipment, the verification experiments of OBD function were carried out. The result shows that the design of system can meet the requirement of OBD function.%基于法规HJ 437-2008,总结了国Ⅴ阶段对CNG发动机车载诊断(OBD)系统的主要功能要求;对CNG发动机OBD系统关键诊断策略中关于催化器效率降低、氧传感器、缸内失火诊断策略进行了研究;同时,在添蓝控制器的基础上,针对CNG发动机的诊断策略和需求信号,对OBD系统进行硬件改进和软件设计;基于通用标准诊断仪ELM-327,进行了相关OBD功能验证试验.试验表明,系统设计基本满足OBD系统功能要求.

  19. CNG Engine Turbo Boost Pressure Control Based on Lean Burn%基于稀薄燃烧的CNG发动机涡轮增压控制

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    肖兵; 范冰; 黄列威

    2011-01-01

    为了降低汽车废气对大气的污染,更好地开发与使用污染较少、经济便宜的汽车代用燃料,提出了一种基于稀薄燃烧的压缩天然气(CNG)涡轮增压发动机控制方法;该方法采用中冷涡轮增压,提高了燃气发动机的输出扭矩与功率;又采用基于λ型氧传感器和转矩预估的稀薄燃烧控制策略,燃料消耗量明显降低;用这种控制方法改进中冷增压机型的4D125柴油机,抑制改造后增压发动机高转速时过大扭矩,匹配出CNG燃料发动机;实验证明,这种控制方法实现了涡轮增压燃气发动机的理想外特性,具有较高的可靠性和实用性.%A compressed natural gas (CNG) turbocharged engine controlling method based on lean burn is presented. This method uses intercooled turbocharged to improve the output torque and power of gas engine. Fuel consumption is significantly decreased by lean burn control using λ oxygen sensor and torque estimation algorithm. With this method, the 4D125 diesel engine with intercooled turbocharged is modified to reduce the excessive torque at high speed and meet the requirements of CNG gas engine. Results show that this modified engine achieves the ideal external characteristics of turbocharged gas engine. This method has high reliability and practicality.

  20. Comparison and Analysis the Combustion of CNG Engine with that of Petrol Engine%CNG发动机和汽油机燃烧的比较分析

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    姚勇

    2005-01-01

    CNG发动机与汽油机的燃烧同为预混湍流燃烧,但火焰传播速度、着火延迟期及混合气热值均不同.为在汽油机上改燃CNG或CNG/汽油两用燃料发动机发挥CNG燃烧的优点,针对CNG燃烧特点设计发动机,才能达到较高的输出功率和较低的排放.

  1. Measuring the Performance of Attention Networks with the Dalhousie Computerized Attention Battery (DalCAB): Methodology and Reliability in Healthy Adults.

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    Jones, Stephanie A H; Butler, Beverly C; Kintzel, Franziska; Johnson, Anne; Klein, Raymond M; Eskes, Gail A

    2016-01-01

    Attention is an important, multifaceted cognitive domain that has been linked to three distinct, yet interacting, networks: alerting, orienting, and executive control. The measurement of attention and deficits of attention within these networks is critical to the assessment of many neurological and psychiatric conditions in both research and clinical settings. The Dalhousie Computerized Attention Battery (DalCAB) was created to assess attentional functions related to the three attention networks using a range of tasks including: simple reaction time, go/no-go, choice reaction time, dual task, flanker, item and location working memory, and visual search. The current study provides preliminary normative data, test-retest reliability (intraclass correlations) and practice effects in DalCAB performance 24-h after baseline for healthy young adults (n = 96, 18-31 years). Performance on the DalCAB tasks demonstrated Good to Very Good test-retest reliability for mean reaction time, while accuracy and difference measures (e.g., switch costs, interference effects, and working memory load effects) were most reliable for tasks that require more extensive cognitive processing (e.g., choice reaction time, flanker, dual task, and conjunction search). Practice effects were common and pronounced at the 24-h interval. In addition, performance related to specific within-task parameters of the DalCAB sub-tests provides preliminary support for future formal assessment of the convergent validity of our interpretation of the DalCAB as a potential clinical and research assessment tool for measuring aspects of attention related to the alerting, orienting, and executive control networks.

  2. Measuring the Performance of Attention Networks with the Dalhousie Computerized Attention Battery (DalCAB): Methodology and Reliability in Healthy Adults.

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    Jones, Stephanie A H; Butler, Beverly C; Kintzel, Franziska; Johnson, Anne; Klein, Raymond M; Eskes, Gail A

    2016-01-01

    Attention is an important, multifaceted cognitive domain that has been linked to three distinct, yet interacting, networks: alerting, orienting, and executive control. The measurement of attention and deficits of attention within these networks is critical to the assessment of many neurological and psychiatric conditions in both research and clinical settings. The Dalhousie Computerized Attention Battery (DalCAB) was created to assess attentional functions related to the three attention networks using a range of tasks including: simple reaction time, go/no-go, choice reaction time, dual task, flanker, item and location working memory, and visual search. The current study provides preliminary normative data, test-retest reliability (intraclass correlations) and practice effects in DalCAB performance 24-h after baseline for healthy young adults (n = 96, 18-31 years). Performance on the DalCAB tasks demonstrated Good to Very Good test-retest reliability for mean reaction time, while accuracy and difference measures (e.g., switch costs, interference effects, and working memory load effects) were most reliable for tasks that require more extensive cognitive processing (e.g., choice reaction time, flanker, dual task, and conjunction search). Practice effects were common and pronounced at the 24-h interval. In addition, performance related to specific within-task parameters of the DalCAB sub-tests provides preliminary support for future formal assessment of the convergent validity of our interpretation of the DalCAB as a potential clinical and research assessment tool for measuring aspects of attention related to the alerting, orienting, and executive control networks. PMID:27375517

  3. Growth and piezoelectric features of La2CaB10O19 crystals doped with Pr3+ ions

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    Ozga, K.; Majchrowski, A.; AlZayed, N.; Michalski, E.; Jaroszewicz, L.; Rakus, P.; Kityk, I. V.; Nabialek, M.; Szota, M.

    2012-04-01

    High quality La2CaB10O19 single crystals doped with Pr3+ ions were grown by means of the top seeded solution growth method. The concentration of Pr3+ ions in the starting melt was equal to 4 at%, which, due to small distribution coefficient, in consequence gave single crystals containing 2.5 at% of Pr3+ions. The piezoelectric coefficients were measured for the pure and Pr+3 doped crystals. The principal changes under influence of the nanosecond pulsed 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser were observed for the LCBO nanocrystallites incorporated into the polymer matrices. The introduction of the Pr3+ ions favors enhanced piezoelectric constants. In turn the nanocrystallites with enhanced piezoelectricity lead to the enhanced laser threshold damage.

  4. Pepper CabZIP63 acts as a positive regulator during Ralstonia solanacearum or high temperature-high humidity challenge in a positive feedback loop with CaWRKY40.

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    Shen, Lei; Liu, Zhiqin; Yang, Sheng; Yang, Tong; Liang, Jiaqi; Wen, Jiayu; Liu, Yanyan; Li, Jiazhi; Shi, Lanping; Tang, Qian; Shi, Wei; Hu, Jiong; Liu, Cailing; Zhang, Yangwen; Lin, Wei; Wang, Rongzhang; Yu, Huanxin; Mou, Shaoliang; Hussain, Ansar; Cheng, Wei; Cai, Hanyang; He, Li; Guan, Deyi; Wu, Yang; He, Shuilin

    2016-04-01

    CaWRKY40 is known to act as a positive regulator in the response of pepper (Capsicum annuum) to Ralstonia solanacearum inoculation (RSI) or high temperature-high humidity (HTHH), but the underlying mechanism remains elusive. Herein, we report that CabZIP63, a pepper bZIP family member, participates in this process by regulating the expression of CaWRKY40. CabZIP63 was found to localize in the nuclei, be up-regulated by RSI or HTHH, bind to promoters of both CabZIP63(pCabZIP63) and CaWRKY40(pCaWRKY40), and activate pCabZIP63- and pCaWRKY40-driven β-glucuronidase expression in a C- or G-box-dependent manner. Silencing of CabZIP63 by virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) in pepper plants significantly attenuated their resistance to RSI and tolerance to HTHH, accompanied by down-regulation of immunity- or thermotolerance-associated CaPR1, CaNPR1, CaDEF1, and CaHSP24. Hypersensitive response-mediated cell death and expression of the tested immunity- and thermotolerance-associated marker genes were induced by transient overexpression (TOE) of CabZIP63, but decreased by that of CabZIP63-SRDX. Additionally, binding of CabZIP63 to pCaWRKY40 was up-regulated by RSI or HTHH, and the transcript level of CaWRKY40 and binding of CaWRKY40 to the promoters of CaPR1, CaNPR1, CaDEF1 and CaHSP24 were up-regulated by TOE of CabZIP63. On the other hand, CabZIP63 was also up-regulated transcriptionally by TOE of CaWRKY40. The data suggest collectively that CabZIP63 directly or indirectly regulates the expression of CaWRKY40 at both the transcriptional and post-transcriptional level, forming a positive feedback loop with CaWRKY40 during pepper's response to RSI or HTHH. Altogether, our data will help to elucidate the underlying mechanism of crosstalk between pepper's response to RSI and HTHH. PMID:26936828

  5. Surface acoustic wave sensors/gas chromatography; and Low quality natural gas sulfur removal and recovery CNG Claus sulfur recovery process

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    Klint, B.W.; Dale, P.R.; Stephenson, C.

    1997-12-01

    This topical report consists of the two titled projects. Surface Acoustic Wave/Gas Chromatography (SAW/GC) provides a cost-effective system for collecting real-time field screening data for characterization of vapor streams contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The Model 4100 can be used in a field screening mode to produce chromatograms in 10 seconds. This capability will allow a project manager to make immediate decisions and to avoid the long delays and high costs associated with analysis by off-site analytical laboratories. The Model 4100 is currently under evaluation by the California Environmental Protection Agency Technology Certification Program. Initial certification focuses upon the following organics: cis-dichloroethylene, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, trichlorethylene, tetrachloroethylene, tetrachloroethane, benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene, and o-xylene. In the second study the CNG Claus process is being evaluated for conversion and recovery of elemental sulfur from hydrogen sulfide, especially found in low quality natural gas. This report describes the design, construction and operation of a pilot scale plant built to demonstrate the technical feasibility of the integrated CNG Claus process.

  6. Chemical and toxicological properties of emissions from CNG transit buses equipped with three-way catalysts compared to lean-burn engines and oxidation catalyst technologies

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    Yoon, Seungju; Hu, Shaohua; Kado, Norman Y.; Thiruvengadam, Arvind; Collins, John F.; Gautam, Mridul; Herner, Jorn D.; Ayala, Alberto

    2014-02-01

    Chemical and toxicological properties of emissions from compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled transit buses with stoichiometric combustion engines and three-way catalyst (TWC) exhaust control systems were measured using a chassis dynamometer testing facility and compared to the data from earlier CNG engine and exhaust control technologies. Gaseous and particulate matter emissions from buses with stoichiometric engines and TWC were significantly lower than the emissions from buses with lean-burn engines. Carbonyls and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from buses with stoichiometric engines and TWC were lower by more than 99% compared to buses with lean-burn engines. Elemental and organic carbons (EC and OC), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and trace elements from buses with stoichiometric engines and TWC were effectively controlled and significantly lower than the emissions from buses with lean-burn engines. Potential mutagenicity measured using a microsuspension modification of the Salmonella/microsome assay was lower by more than 99% for buses with stoichiometric engines and TWC, compared to buses with lean-burn engines and OxC.

  7. Lessons of the Past. Development of an alternative fuel infrastructure. The case of LPG/CNG in the Netherlands and other countries

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    The introduction of an alternative transport fuel always bears a challenge that is often referred to as a 'chicken and egg' problem: while people will only become interested in and start switching to a new fuel if sufficient refuelling stations are available, industry will only start investing in the development of a refuelling infrastructure if the market is sufficiently developed and existing stations are economically viable. Governments have a variety of, for example, fiscal or regulatory measures at hand to facilitate and support the introduction of an alternative transport fuel. This report describes and analyses the introduction of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or compressed natural gas (CNG) in the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Canada and Argentina. In particular, the report pays attention to the development of station coverage and vehicle numbers for these alternative fuels. Drivers and barriers to the introduction of LPG or CNG, such as fuel price developments, supporting policy instruments or a lack thereof were identified. Main focus are the Netherlands where LPG was introduced in the mid-1950s. A comparison of developments in the Netherlands with the other four countries reveals that well concerted efforts by policy makers and industry supporting a parallel development of vehicle uptake and refuelling station availability may lead to the firm establishment of an alternative fuel market. The report concludes with lessons learned for the introduction of hydrogen as an alternative transport fuel.

  8. Structural,Electronic Properties and Chemical Bonding of Borate Li4CaB2O6 under High Pressure:an Ab Initio Investigation

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    ZHANG Hong; TANG Jin; CHENG Xin-Lu

    2008-01-01

    We calculate structural,electromc properties and chemical bonding of borate Li4CaB2O6 under high pressure by means of the local density-functional pseudopotential approach.The equilibrium lattice constants,density of states,Mulliken population,bond lengths,bond angles as well as the pressure dependence of the band gap are presented.Analysis of the simulated high pressure band structure suggests that borate Li4CaB2O6 can be used as the semi-conductor optical material.Based on the Mulliken population analysis,it is found that the electron transfer of the Li atom is very different from that of other atoms in the studied range of high pressures.The charge populations of the Li atom decrease with the pressure up to 60GPa,then increase with the pressure.

  9. 基于能量的商用车驾驶室隔声试验技术%Power based noise reduction technology for commercial vehicle cab

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    王勇; 龙伟; 夏铁权

    2015-01-01

    商用车驾驶室的隔声性能对其乘坐舒适性具有重要影响。介绍了基于能量的隔声测试原理,基于该理论对某商用车驾驶室进行了声传递函数测试并计算了隔声量。通过对试验结果的分析提出了影响驾驶室隔声性能的原因,并通过气密性试验验证了分析的准确性,同时提出了改进该驾驶室隔声性能的措施。实践证明,基于能量的隔声测试方法具有较高的测量精度,对整车及子系统的舒适性(Noise,Vibration,Harshness,NVH)正向开发具有重要的应用价值。%Sound insulation performance of the commercial vehicle cab is expressed in the context of vehicle riding comfort .Intro-duced the principle of Power Based Noise Reduction ( PBNR) technology ,the acoustic transfer function of a commercial vehicle cab is tested and the sound insulation is calculated based on the PBNR theory ,the results showed the reasons affecting the sound insulation performance of the cab and an air leakage test is performed to verified the accuracy of the results analysis ,some propos-als to improve the sound insulation performance of the cab are proposed .Practice is proved that PBNR technology has a high pre-cision and plays an important role in guiding the process of vehicle and subsystem NVH positive development .

  10. Ergonomics Study on Tractor Cab Based on Manikin%基于人体模型的拖拉机驾驶室人机工程学研究

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    梁海莎; 章倩; 朱思洪

    2012-01-01

    基于样机“黄海金马1024”型拖拉机驾驶室的数据,在Pro/E中建立了优化设计后的拖拉机驾驶室三维模型。利用CATIA软件中的HumanBuilder模块,编写了符合我国人体测量数据的中国人群文件程序,建立了我国拖拉机驾驶员的人体模型。在CATIA软件平台下,利用人体模型对拖拉机驾驶室人机工程学设计进行了研究,可为今后人机工程学在拖拉机驾驶室设计领域的应用研究提供参考依据。%Based on manikin according to the data of the "Huanghai Jinma 1204" type tractor cab, the paper built 3D model of the improved tractor cab in Pro/E, established Chinese population document program, and built Chinese tractor drivers' manikin with the tool "Human Builder" in CATIA. This paper mainly studies the tractor cab design based on ergonomics in CATIA with the created Chinese tractor driver manikin,and which can provide a reference for the further study in this area.

  11. PKA and cAMP/CNG Channels Independently Regulate the Cholinergic Ca2+-Response of Drosophila Mushroom Body Neurons1,2,3

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    Pavot, Pierre; Carbognin, Elena

    2015-01-01

    Abstract The mushroom bodies (MBs), one of the main structures in the adult insect brain, play a critical role in olfactory learning and memory. Though historical genes such as dunce and rutabaga, which regulate the level of cAMP, were identified more than 30 years ago, their in vivo effects on cellular and physiological mechanisms and particularly on the Ca2+-responses still remain largely unknown. In this work, performed in Drosophila, we took advantage of in vivo bioluminescence imaging, which allowed real-time monitoring of the entire MBs (both the calyx/cell-bodies and the lobes) simultaneously. We imaged neuronal Ca2+-activity continuously, over a long time period, and characterized the nicotine-evoked Ca2+-response. Using both genetics and pharmacological approaches to interfere with different components of the cAMP signaling pathway, we first show that the Ca2+-response is proportional to the levels of cAMP. Second, we reveal that an acute change in cAMP levels is sufficient to trigger a Ca2+-response. Third, genetic manipulation of protein kinase A (PKA), a direct effector of cAMP, suggests that cAMP also has PKA-independent effects through the cyclic nucleotide-gated Ca2+-channel (CNG). Finally, the disruption of calmodulin, one of the main regulators of the rutabaga adenylate cyclase (AC), yields different effects in the calyx/cell-bodies and in the lobes, suggesting a differential and regionalized regulation of AC. Our results provide insights into the complex Ca2+-response in the MBs, leading to the conclusion that cAMP modulates the Ca2+-responses through both PKA-dependent and -independent mechanisms, the latter through CNG-channels. PMID:26464971

  12. Modeling and simulation of vehicle active cab air suspension%汽车驾驶室主动空气悬置的建模仿真分析

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    潘公宇; 张树

    2014-01-01

    为改善车辆平顺性,在考虑汽车驾驶室的实际位置、半浮式和全浮式驾驶室悬置的特点后,选取了全浮式空气悬置作为研究对象,并通过弹簧特性试验研究了空气弹簧静、动特性曲线;运用Matlab/Simulink建立了八自由度驾驶室空气悬置模型,以滤波白噪声生成路面输入,仿真分析了汽车在B级路面下车速20 m/s、25 m/s及路面有凸块的三种行驶状况的振动;进而设计了模糊控制器,对驾驶室前后空气悬置采取主动控制后的状况进行了仿真分析;以驾驶员、驾驶室的振动响应及悬置动挠度为指标,评价车辆平顺性的变化程度,以此来研究主动空气悬置在改善车辆平顺性方面的效果。三种行驶状况的仿真结果表明,对驾驶室前后空气悬置采取主动控制后,驾驶员加速度均方根值分别减小了8.39%、9.32%、8.55%,驾驶室质心加速度均方根值分别减小了9.64%、11.85%、9.78%,驾驶室俯仰角加速度均方根值分别减小了20.15%、10.14%、20.11%,提高了乘坐的舒适性。%In order to improve the ride comfort of a vehicle, the full floating air suspension was a-dopted by considering the actual location of cab in commercial vehicle and the characteristics of semi and full floating suspension.The stiffness characteristic test was done to study the static and dynamic characteristic curve of air spring.A cab air suspension with 8 freedoms is established in Matlab/Simulink.And filter white noise is taken as road excitation to simulate the vibration of commercial vehicle driving in B grade road.Two fuzzy controllers to control the front and rear cab suspension was designed to simulate passive and active suspension.The vibration response of driver and cab and the suspension dynamic deflection were chosen as targets to evaluate the ride comfort of vehicle in active system has been improved or not when compared to passive system

  13. In-vivo identification of direct electron transfer from Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 to electrodes via outer-membrane OmcA-MtrCAB protein complexes

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    Okamoto, Akihiro [Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Nakamura, Ryuhei, E-mail: nakamura@light.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp [Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Hashimoto, Kazuhito, E-mail: hashimoto@light.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp [Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); ERATO/JST, HASHIMOTO Light Energy Conversion Project (Japan)

    2011-06-30

    Graphical abstract: . Display Omitted Highlights: > Monolayer biofilm of Shewanella cells was prepared on an ITO electrode. > Extracellular electron transfer (EET) process was examined with series of mutants. > Direct ET was confirmed with outer-membrane-bound OmcA-MtrCAB complex. > The EET process was not prominently influenced by capsular polysaccharide. - Abstract: The direct electron-transfer (DET) property of Shewanella bacteria has not been resolved in detail due to the complexity of in vivo electrochemistry in whole-cell systems. Here, we report the in vivo assignment of the redox signal indicative of the DET property in biofilms of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 by cyclic voltammetry (CV) with a series of mutants and a chemical marking technique. The CV measurements of monolayer biofilms formed by deletion mutants of c-type cytochromes ({Delta}mtrA, {Delta}mtrB, {Delta}mtrC/{Delta}omcA, and {Delta}cymA), and pilin ({Delta}pilD), capsular polysaccharide ({Delta}SO3177) and menaquinone ({Delta}menD) biosynthetic proteins demonstrated that the electrochemical redox signal with a midpoint potential at 50 mV (vs. SHE) was due to an outer-membrane-bound OmcA-MtrCAB protein complex of decaheme cytochromes, and did not involve either inner-membrane-bound CymA protein or secreted menaquinone. Using the specific binding affinity of nitric monoxide for the heme groups of c-type cytochromes, we further confirmed this conclusion. The heterogeneous standard rate constant for the DET process was estimated to be 300 {+-} 10 s{sup -1}, which was two orders of magnitude higher than that previously reported for the electron shuttling process via riboflavin. Experiments using a mutant unable to produce capsular polysaccharide ({Delta}SO3177) revealed that the DET property of the OmcA-MtrCAB complex was not influenced by insulating and hydrophilic extracellular polysaccharide. Accordingly, under physiological conditions, S. oneidensis MR-1 utilizes a high density of outer

  14. Low frequency sound field control in rectangular listening rooms using CABS (Controlled Acoustic Bass System) will also reduce sound transmission to neighbor rooms

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    Nielsen, Sofus Birkedal; Celestinos, Adrian

    2011-01-01

    Sound reproduction is often taking place in small and medium sized rectangular rooms. As rectangular rooms have 3 pairs of parallel walls the reflections at especially low frequencies will cause up to 30 dB spatial variations of the sound pressure level in the room. This will take place not only at...... resonance frequencies, but more or less at all frequencies. A time based room correction system named CABS (Controlled Acoustic Bass System) has been developed and is able to create a homogeneous sound field in the whole room at low frequencies by proper placement of multiple loudspeakers. A normal setup...

  15. Optimizacion de una linea de espectrometria neutronica de transmision aplicada a ciencia de materiales para el acelerador lineal del CAB

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    The Neutrons and Reactors Laboratory (NYR) of CAB (Centro Atomico Bariloche) is equipped with a linear electron accelerator (LINAC) Linear particle accelerator). This LINAC is used as a neutron source from which two beams are extracted to perform neutron transmission and dispersion experiments. Through these experiments, structural and dynamic properties of materials can be studied. The neutron transmission experiments consist in a collimated neutron beam which interacts with a sample and a detector behind the sample. Important information about the microstructural characteristics of the material can be obtained from the comparison between neutron spectra before and after the interaction with the sample. This experimental technique has been extensively used to determine cross sections, lattice parameters of a crystalline solid, vibration frequencies of atoms or the strain field of a material. In the NYR Laboratory, cylindrical samples of one inch of diameter have been traditionally studied. Nonetheless, there is a great motivation for doing systematic research on smaller and with different geometries samples; particularly sheets and samples for tensile tests. In such cases, a reduction of the spot size of the beam and an increase of its intensity would have a direct impact on minimizing measurement times. Hence, in the NYR Laboratory it has been considered the possibility of incorporating a neutron guide into the existent transmission line. According to all mentioned above, the main objective of this work consisted in the optimization of the flight transmission tube optics of neutrons. This optimization not only improved the existent line but also contributed to an election criterion for the neutron guide acquisition. The optimization was directed towards maximize the neutron flux on samples of mentioned geometries and to form the divergence of the incident beam upon them. It was then necessary to study the instrument neutron optics, i.e. the characteristics of the

  16. Acercamiento al proceso de socialización de la población infantil cabécar de chirripó

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    Watson Soto, Hannia

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo es producto de la investigación “Acercamiento al proceso de socialización de la población infantil cabécar de Chirripó”, que se desarrolló desde el Instituto de Investigación en Educación (INIE. La Universidad de Costa Rica como institución pública de educación superior, ha venido asumiendo la responsabilidad de contribuir a través de sus diferentes ámbitos de trabajo, en la resolución de necesidades de la comunidad nacional para la búsqueda de mejores condiciones de vida de todas las personas que la habitan, es así como en los últimos años ha generado reflexiones sobre la urgencia de generar procesos educativos con pertinencia cultural en las comunidades cabécares de Chirripó, este trabajo pretende aportar en este sentido. Para ello se recurre al estudio de los procesos de socialización de este grupo étnico para identificar las prácticas de crianza propias que les permiten construir y resignificar su identidad cultural, las cuales se concluye deben ser consideradas en la educación inicial formal para generar procesos educativos pertinentes y significativos.

  17. 矿车驾驶室悬置刚度匹配计算%Matching Calculation of Mine Car’s Cab Suspension Stiffness

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    徐琢; 李晓雷; 吕晓鹏; 杨猛; 辛鹏

    2014-01-01

    以某矿车为研究对象,建立了整车6自由度模型,通过在频域内路面功率谱对车轮激振,模拟矿车驾驶室的振动。并改变驾驶室前、后悬置的刚度以及阻尼比,3变量同时作用,根据平顺性评价指标,对前、后悬置刚度进行了合理匹配,为驾驶室悬置刚度值选取提供了依据。%A six degrees of freedom model for finished automobile is established,in which a mine car is involved as the research object.The vibration of mine car’s cab is simulated through the vibration excited by the power spectrum of frequency domain pavement.Meanwhile,the stiffness and the damping ratio of the cab’s front and rear suspensions are altered,these three variables work at the same time,finally the stiffness of the cab’s front and rear suspensions can be reasonably matched by the ride comfort evalua-tion,which provides basis for stiffness choice of cab suspension.

  18. Allocation of CNG Stations in Urban Street Networks Based on GIS Approach and Prioritization with AHP and Topsis Methods (Case Study: Rasht City

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    Ali Abdi

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Today’s finding a proper location of transport services widely contributes to the organization of city street networks. Fuel refueling station networks include urban services acted as urban transport supply and it accounts in terms of traffic considerations, urbanization, security and environment. In this study, with respect to CNG refuel stations and criteria for proposed guidelines some variables are the following: Land¬ uses, Traffic networks, population, traffic volume, infrastructure facilities, acces¬ses. Then using a Arc Map software, resources map and limiting factors to Rasht city have been overlapped and locations have been proposed. In the next stage questionnaires have been arranged in the form of pair comparisons and bipolar scales besides variables were given relative weights by experts. Afterwards, for choosing the best place, an approach called AHP in the form of Expert Choice to determine the ultimate weight of variables and spaces. Traffic volume with 34.3% and infrastructure facilities 33.4% ranked first and second respectively. Place No.8 ranked first with 19.2%. Besides to grade, criterions are scored in the form of TOPSIS using bipolar their weight determine¬d by entropy. The most weight is with the infrastructure facilities variables at the rate of 30.9%. Then proposed places have been ranked. Place No.7 ranked first with 0.766. In the end priority order are compared and AHP is selected for ranking.

  19. Color evaluation of seventeen European unifloral honey types by means of spectrophotometrically determined CIE L*Cab*h(ab)° chromaticity coordinates.

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    Tuberoso, Carlo Ignazio Giovanni; Jerković, Igor; Sarais, Giorgia; Congiu, Francesca; Marijanović, Zvonimir; Kuś, Piotr Marek

    2014-02-15

    CIE (Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage) L(*)Cab(*)h(ab)° color coordinates for 305 samples of 17 unifloral honeys types (asphodel, buckwheat, black locust, sweet chestnut, citrus, eucalyptus, Garland thorn, honeydew, heather, lime, mint, rapeseed, sage, strawberry tree, sulla flower, savory and thistle) from different geographic locations in Europe were spectrophotometrically assessed and statistically evaluated. Preliminary separation of unifloral honeys was obtained by means of L(*)-C(ab)(*) color coordination correlation. Hierarchical Cluster Analysis (HCA) revealed an expected segregation of the honeys types according to their chromatic characteristics. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) allowed to obtain a more defined distinction of the 17 unifloral honey types, particularly when using 3D graphics. CIE L(*)C(ab)(*)hab(*) color coordinates were useful for the identification of several honey types. The proposed method represents a simple and efficient procedure that can be used as a basis for the authentication of unifloral honeys worldwide.

  20. 生防枯草芽孢杆菌CAB-1抑菌蛋白产生条件及其稳定性研究%Optimization of Antifungal Protein Production by Bacillus subtilis Strain CAB-1 and its Stability Analysis

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    张晓云; 李宝庆; 郭庆港; 鹿秀云; 李社增; 马平

    2011-01-01

    枯草芽孢杆菌CAB-1是一株对番茄灰霉病有显著防效的生防菌株,抑菌蛋白是其产生的主要抑菌物质之一.研究表明,菌株CAB-1产生抑菌蛋白的最佳培养条件为:接种量2%,培养温度30℃,转速180r/min,装液量100 mL/250 mL,培养时间48 h.考马斯亮蓝法测得最佳培养条件下菌株CAB-1产生的粗蛋白浓度为0.16 mg/mL.该粗蛋白对胰蛋白酶及蛋白酶K不敏感,胃蛋白酶处理使其活性降低14%;抑菌蛋白在100℃以下处理30 min活性变化差异不显著,而121℃处理30 min其抑菌活性为对照的72%.抑菌蛋白对酸碱的耐受范围广,在pH值3~12的范围内抑菌活性均能保持在75%以上,pH值2时抑菌活性降低为对照的59%.经甲醇、氯仿、乙醚、乙酸乙酯及丙酮处理后该粗蛋白的抑菌活性变化不大.%Bacillus subtilis strain CAB-1 exhibited an effective inhibitory activity against Botrytis cinerea, which caused tomato gray mold, and the antifungal protein produced by it was the major active compound against Botrytis cinerea.In this paper, the results showed the optimum culture condition was 2% inoculums volume, 100 mL loading amount in a 250 mL flask, at 30℃ for 48 h on a rotary orbital shaker with 180 r/min speed. The concentration of the crude protein was 0.16 mg/mL by Bradford method. Crude protein produced by strain CAB-1 was not sensitive to Trypsin and Proteinase K, while the antifungal activity was reduced 14% by Pepsin. The crude protein showed stable activity at 100℃, and retained 72% antifungal activity at 121℃ for 30 min. The antifungal activity of crude protein kept stable over a wide pH value, which could contain above 75% at pH 3 ~ 12 and decreas to 59% of control at pH 2.The antifungal activity maintained in organic solvents such as methanol, chloroform, ethyl, ethyl acetate and acetone.

  1. 往复式变频压缩机在CNG子站系统中的应用%Application of Reciprocating Piston Type CNG Variable Frequency Compressor in Daughter Station System

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    吴军

    2013-01-01

    对定频、变频与液压3种往复活塞式压缩机在CNG子站系统中应用进行了对比分析。模拟了压缩机排气量、轴功率随吸排气压力的变化关系,得到了性能变化的曲线图。数值模拟结果与压缩机的实际运行特性表明,CNG子站用变频往复活塞式压缩机在排气量、能耗、运行时间和智能化等性能指标方面更具竞争性。%The applications of fixed-frequency reciprocating compressor,variable frequency reciprocating compressor and hy-draulic reciprocating piston compressor in CNG daughter station was comparatively analyzed.Through simulating the relation of how the capacity and shaft power change along with the variation of suction pressure and discharge pressure,the graph of perform-ance change is worked out.The numerical simulation results and actual operating characteristics of compressors indicate that the variable frequency reciprocating compressor used in CNG daughter station is more competitive in capacity,energy saving,running time and intelligence than other type compressors.

  2. Research and design on layout of CNG machine tools with simple and efficient tools%精简高效型CNG机床布局的研究设计

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    李荣隆; 陆国栋; 王进; 黄召亮

    2013-01-01

    As the layout of CNG cylinder dedicated machine tools is complex and the requirement for their control system is high, the simple and high efficiency machine tool layout, displacement tool post with high machining precision, and effective spray cooling system had been researched and studied, having provided new technology for high precision machining of CNG cylinder, and provided development direction for study and design of dedicated machine tools for other products.%鉴于用途广泛的CNG气瓶专用加工机床布局繁杂、控制系统要求高等,研究设计简洁高效的机床布局,研究设计高精加工的数控移置式刀架,研究设计效果显著的雾化冷却系统,为CNG气瓶的高精加工提供新的技术,为其他产品的专用机床研究设计提供了发展方向.

  3. Développement de liants basé sur CAB pour le moulage par injection de poudre (PIM) et le micro moulage l'injection de poudre (µ-PIM) de Zircon et Invar poudres

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    Hidalgo Garcia, Javier

    2014-01-01

    This PhD Thesis studied the use of binders based on cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB) andpoly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) in different type of materials, including a ceramic, the zirconiumsilicate, and a metallic alloy, the Invar 36. These materials share their low dimensionalstability with temperature with low coefficients of thermal expansion.The scope of this work is the study and comprehension of the behaviour of the mentionedbinder systems when they are employed in different PIM processes and ...

  4. 基于俯仰角加速度的驾驶室悬置系统修改%Modification of Cab Suspension System Based on Pitch Angular Acceleration

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    张军峰; 贺岩松; 杨海威; 黄勇

    2012-01-01

    A multi-body dynamics model based on flexible suspension cab was built. The excitation and validation signals were acquired through road-test. The accuracy of the model was investigated in three ways by degree of freedom, acceleration RMS and system mode shapes. Taking weighted pitch angular acceleration RMS as the evaluation target,the orthogonal test for matching parameters of the cab suspension was conducted in the frequency domain,the driver's seat weighted pitch angular acceleration RMS is reduced by 9% on average at various speeds, the weighted vertical acceleration RMS is reduced by 14% on average and reduction of the dynamic deflection of cab suspension is as 18%. Finally,the cab suspension springs were redesigned according to the calculation results.%采用柔性化的驾驶室建立驾驶室悬置系统的多体动力学模型,通过道路试验测得仿真模型的激励和验证信号,从自由度、加速度均方根值和系统模态等三个方面验证了模型的正确性.以俯仰角加权加速度均方根值为优化目标,在频域内对驾驶室悬置参数进行了正交试验匹配,使得不同车速下座椅处的俯仰角加权加速度均方根值平均降低14%,垂向加权加速度均方根值平均降低9%,驾驶室悬置动扰度平均降低18%.最后重新设计了驾驶室前后悬置弹簧.

  5. A Novel Two Domain-Fusion Protein in Cyanobacteria with Similarity to the CAB/ELIP/HLIP Superfamily: Evolutionary Implications and Regulation

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    Oliver Kilian; Anne Soisig Steunou; Arthur R.Grossman; Devaki Bhaya

    2008-01-01

    Vascular plants contain abundant, light-harvesting complexes in the thylakoid membrane that are non-covalently associated with chlorophylls and carotenoids. These light-harvesting chlorophyll a/b binding (LHC) proteins are members of an extended CAB/ELIP/HLIP superfamily of distantly related polypeptides, which have between one and four transmembrane helices (TMH). This superfamily includes the single TMH, high-light-inducible proteins (Hlips), found in cyanobacteria that are induced by various stress conditions, including high light, and are considered ancestral to the LHC proteins. The roles of, and evolutionary relationships between, these superfamily members are of particular interest,since they function in both light harvesting and photoprotection and may have evolved through tandem gene duplication and fusion events. We have investigated the Hlips (hli gene family) in the thermophilic unicellular cyanobacterium Synechococcus OS-B'. The five hli genes present on the genome of Synechococcus OS-B' are relatively similar, but transcript analyses indicate that there are different patterns of transcript accumulation when the cells are exposed to various growth conditions, suggesting that different Hlips may have specific functions. Hlip5 has an additional TMH at the N-terminus as a result of a novel fusion event. This additional TMH is very similar to a conserved hypothetical, single membrane-spanning polypeptide present in most cyanobacteria. The evolutionary significance of these results is discussed.

  6. Study on Spectra of La2CaB10O19∶Eu3+ in VUV-VIS Range

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    赫泓; 于英宁; 梁宏斌; 王淑彬; 苏锵; 陶冶

    2004-01-01

    Excitation and emission spectra of new borate La2CaB10O19 doped Eu3+ in VUV-VIS range, high resolution emission spectra at room temperature and lifetime of Eu3+ were investigated. The emission line at about 616 nm attributed to the 5D0-7F2 transition of Eu3+ is the most intense emission of Eu3+. The broad band at about 244 nm is originated from charge transition band (CTB) of O2-→Eu3+. According to the numbers of spectral lines 5D0-7F0 and 5D0-7F1 in high-resolution spectrum, Eu3+ ions occupy two crystallographic sites. The lifetimes of 5D0-7F0 transition of Eu3+ of two kinds of lattice sites are individually 2.1 and 2.6 ms, and both are exponential decay. In the VUV excitation spectrum, complicated band between 130 and 170 nm consists of host absorption and f-d transition of Eu3+.

  7. 空间与身份--论美籍韩裔作家佩蒂·金的《“可靠的”的士》%Space and Identity:On A Cab Called Reliable by Korean-American

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    洪雪花

    2015-01-01

    In Korean -American writer Patti Kim’s novel A Cab Called Reliable,the heroine,who is from a Korean immigrant family,narrates a tongue -tied story of identity dilemma confronted by new -generation Korean immigrants.The novel highlights the heroine’s perception of space and paradox in identity.After wit-nessing her mother leaving home,the heroine begins to pursue her self -identity through the seeking of the re-liable cab.This paper analyses Patti Kim’s A Cab Called Reliable by integrating space theory with identity theory and then probes into the connection between space and identity.%美籍韩裔作家佩蒂·金的小说《“可靠的”的士》中以移民美国的一个韩国家庭的故事展现了新一代美籍韩裔所面临的身份的尴尬处境。这部作品的主要特征在于主人公对空间的感知与矛盾的身份。作品讲述的是主人公在亲眼目睹了母亲出走后,借由对“可靠的”的士的寻找而开始的对自我身份的探求的心路历程。将空间理论和身份认同理论结合起来解读美籍韩裔作品《“可靠的”的士》,可以较好地探讨空间与身份的关系。

  8. 依据历史轨迹构建城市出租车移动概率模型%The moving probability model of urban cabs based on history trajectory

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    马武彬; 刘明星; 黄宏斌; 邓苏

    2014-01-01

    The model of urban cabs moving is one of the key issues for model building.The model needs reflecting moving state information of cabs.More importantly,users can quickly query the moving cabs.Under the condition of real time information of cabs which is hard to obtain,we should model the moving points and forecast the state information according to the moving history.A method which applies Hidden Markov theory to model of the moving trajectory is proposed.Through an analysis of real trajectory data of San Francisco,the caps moving model which is used to query the caps by users was constructed.Experiment with real datasets shows that the method proposed can simulate the moving state of caps.Users can also quickly obtain the useful location information from the model.%针对无法在线实时获取移动出租车实时状态信息的条件下,根据对历史轨迹信息的处理分析,提出将隐马尔科夫理论应用到城市出租车移动轨迹模型中,通过实际数据的分析建立出租车运动模型,通过对模型的计算来预测节点的位置分布概率,并在此模型上针对不同的用户需求进行查询处理,为用户提供搭车路线决策支持。通过利用真实数据集的实验证明,模型能够较好的模拟出出租车节点的运动状态,用户也能够从模型中获取较高精度的位置状态信息。

  9. Comportamiento asertivo y adaptación social : adaptación de una escala de comportamiento asertivo (CABS) para escolares de enseñanza primaria (6-12 años)

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    Peña, V. de la; Hernández Granda, Eva; Rodríguez Díaz, Francisco Javier

    2003-01-01

    Este trabajo es un estudio de la Escala de Comportamiento Asertivo (CABS) en una muestra de alumnos de Enseñanza Primaria de la Comunidad Autónoma del Principado de Asturias ( 2º Curso: N=119 y 4º y 6º: N=260). El objetivo es lograr una escala breve para discriminar el estilo asertivo frente a los no asertivos en las edades iniciales de escolarización. Para ello hemos eliminado los ítems redundantes (que producían una matriz de covarianzas con determinante 0) y, posteriormente, se ha evaluado...

  10. Preliminary technical and economic viability for the implantation of fluvial transport of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) for barges in Amazon Region; Avaliacao preliminar de viabilidade tecnico-economica para implantacao de transporte fluvial de GNC (Gas Natual Comprimido) por barcacas na Regiao Amazonica

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    Araujo, Marcos C.C. de; Porto, Paulo L. Lemgruber [Interocean Engenharia e Ship Management, Rio de janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Cunha, Rafael H. da [Metro Rio, RJ (Brazil); Garcia, Rafael M. [Pic Brasil (Brazil); Almeida, Marco A.R. de [Universidade Gama Filho (UGF), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2004-07-01

    The isolated regions of the Amazon present difficulties for integration with the electrical system which is creating some economic problems due to the consequent costs of electric generation of subsidies as a function of the fossil fuel use as oils diesel and fuel. A viable option is the use of Natural Gas - NG that is Also available in the region. Its modal of transport possible in the Region North they are for gas-lines or barges. The Compressed Natural Gas transport is distinguished that - CNG for barges was still not tested operationally in Brazil. Soon, to develop a Preliminary Study of Viability Technician - Economic - SVTE for the implantation of fluvial transport of CNG between the cities of Coari and Manaus is basic, therefore it is created strategical alternative for the electric generation in this region. The electric sector, the characteristics of the NG and the transport in this region had been analyzed to support to the work. The gas line and the fluvial transport of CNG for barges in this region are not conflicting, and they in a complementary form can act. The SVTE presented a Liquid Present Value and Internal Tax of very attractive Return justifying its implantation. (author)

  11. Design and development of propulsion system for CNG-electric hybrid city-bus%天然气混合动力城市客车动力系统的设计与开发

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    舒红宇; 王锟; 陈齐平; 田野; 代幼文

    2012-01-01

    The design of propulsion system for CNG-electric hybrid city-bus is introduced based on the selection of driving cycle and the establishment of control strategy. Making program of powertrain' s configuration is included as well as parameters' selection and matching of components such as engine, motor, battery and transmission. The simulation results show that the design meets the requirements. The components of the propulsion system are integrated together, and then they are installed into the sample city-bus. The roadway test has been done under the target driving cycle. Compared with the peer CNG city-bus, there are 28% increasing in the largest climb degree and the acceleration time of 0-50 km is reduced more than 1.8 s, and the fuel saving rate achieves to 22 % under the typical city-bus driving cycle of China.%在选取循环工况和制定整车基本控制策略的基础上,对天然气混合动力城市客车的动力系统进行了设计与开发,包括其系统结构布置方案的确定,发动机、电机、电池和传动系统等的参数设计和匹配。动力系统的仿真结果表明设计达到了要求。样车试制完成以后,进行目标循环工况下的实际道路试验,结果表明:与同级天然气城市客车相比,最大爬坡度增加了28%,0~50km加速时间减少1.8S以上,中国典型城市公交循环工况下的节气率达到22%。

  12. Fatigue Design of CNG Storage Well Based on Finite Element Analysis%基于有限元分析的CNG储气井疲劳设计计算

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    宋成立; 淡勇

    2013-01-01

    采用有限元方法对储气井危险部位——套管与管箍螺纹连接段进行分析,应用ANSYS软件计算,获得了该部位详尽的应力场.通过经验公式和理论推导给出了交变应力幅S与疲劳寿命N的解析袁达式.在此基础上,进行了一系列的修正和安全系数的设定,最终获得了CNG储气井的疲劳设计曲线,最后,给出了考虑疲劳累积损伤问题的方法和设计依据.%The finite element method was used to analyze threaded connection between the gas storage well' s casing pipe and the clamps thereof,and through ANSYS,the detailed stress field of this connection was attained.Basing on the empirical formula and the theoretical derivation,the analytical expression of the alternating stress amplitude S and fatigue life N was presented,and on this basis,a series of amendments and the setting of the safety factor were implemented to eventually win the fatigue design curves of the CNG storage well,including the solutions to the accumulated fatigue damage and the design basis.

  13. Effects of Pilot Fuel Quantity on the Combustion Characteristics of a Diesel Pilot Ignition CNG Engine%引燃油量对柴油引燃天然气发动机燃烧特性的影响

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    刘杰; 张欣; 杨福源; 王贺武; 欧阳明高

    2015-01-01

    在一台由六缸柴油机改造的柴油引燃天然气发动机上进行试验,以分析引燃柴油量对该发动机燃烧过程的影响. 结果表明:随着引燃柴油量的增加,放热率曲线由双峰逐渐过渡为单峰,发动机热效率明显提高. 压力升高率随引燃油量的增加和喷油时刻的推迟而降低,而燃烧持续期随引燃油量的增加变化不大.%A diesel pilot ignition CNG engine refitted from a six-cylinder diesel engine is tested to analyze the effects of pilot diesel quantity and injection timing on the combustion process of engine. The results show that with the increase of the pilot diesel quantity, the curve of heat release rate is gradually shifted from double peak to single peak with the brake thermal efficiency of engine obviously enhanced. The pressure rise rate is reduced with the increase of pilot diesel quantity and the delay of injection timing, while the combustion duration does not change much with pilot diesel quantity.

  14. 重型牵引车驾驶室悬置与悬架参数的集成优化设计%Integrated Optimization Design of Cab Suspension and Suspension Parameters for Heavy Tractor

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    赵林峰; 胡金芳; 张荣芸

    2016-01-01

    In view of the automotive multivariate integration optimization problem of riding com-fort and handling stability,taking the heavy tractor as a research obj ect,the vehicle model with the cab suspension and air suspension was established.The tractor cab suspension and suspension parame-ters etc.11 parameters were chosen as variables to design experiments,then the mathematic model of multi-obj ective collaborative optimization was established.The six variables were identified as optimi-zation parameters based on the ideal parameter modification method,by using the RSM fit four re-gression models which were weighted to get the optimal solution and the size of the weighting factors. Compared with the simulation results where only suspension parameters were completed optimization design,it is shown that the cab suspension and the suspension parameters integrated optimization are more ideal,ride comfort and handling stability are improved obviously.%针对汽车多变量集成优化平顺性和操纵稳定性的问题,以某重型车为研究对象,建立了带有驾驶室悬置和空气悬架的整车模型.以驾驶室悬置参数和悬架参数为变量,建立了多目标协同优化模型.利用理想参数修改法确定了6个最佳优化参数,运用响应面方法拟合出4个回归模型,并进行加权,得到优化目标的最优解和权重因子大小.与仅选择悬架参数进行优化设计的结果对比,集成优化后的驾驶室悬置与悬架参数更理想,平顺性和操纵稳定性改善较明显.

  15. Numerical Simulation of Oxygen-rich CNG Engine Based on 1D/3D Coupled Model%基于一维/三维模型耦合的富氧燃烧天然气发动机数值模拟

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    姜伟; 张玉银; 李世琰; 张勇; 张伟

    2015-01-01

    以某1.0 L3缸汽油机为基础,利用 GT-Power与Converge建立了天然气发动机耦合仿真模型,并利用原机试验数据对模型进行了验证,研究了进气富氧与 EGR 对天然气发动机性能的影响特性,对利用进气富氧与EGR 改善天然气发动机的性能进行了探讨。结果表明,随进气氧气体积分数提高,天然气发动机平均有效压力显著提高,最大可提高22.8%(氧体积分数为28%时);同时缸内温度和 NOx 排放升高,排气与传热的能量损失增加,燃气消耗率略有升高。加入 EGR 可以降低富氧燃烧下天然气发动机燃气消耗率,随着 EGR 率增加,燃气消耗率主要呈先减小后增加趋势;且随进气氧浓度提高,各浓度下最低燃气消耗率对应的 EGR 率逐渐提高;NOx 排放随EGR 率增加而逐渐降低,在进气氧体积分数为23%,25%,27%,29%时,EGR 率分别为10%,15%,20%,25%即可将 NOx 排放降到原机水平;利用进气富氧与 EGR 可以有效地改善天然气发动机动力不足与 NOx 排放高的状况。%The coupled simulation model of CNG engine was built with GT-Power and Converge software based on a 1.0 L gasoline engine and was calibrated with test data of original engine.Then the influences of oxygen-rich intake and EGR on CNG engine perform-ance were researched and the performance improvements thereof were discussed.The results show that BMEP for CNG engine increases obviously with the increase of oxygen volume fraction and increases by 22.8% at most in 28% oxygen content.Moreover,the in-cylin-der temperature,NOx emission,the energy loss of exhaust and heat transfer all increase and BSFC slightly increases.The specific CNG consumption under the conditions of rich oxygen decreases by introducing EGR and shows the trend of first decrease and following in-crease with the increase of EGR rate.The corresponding EGR rate of the lowest CNG consumption

  16. The mechanism for the nonlinear optical properties in La9Na3B8O27, La2Na3B3O9 and La2CaB10O19: ab initio studies

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    The nonlinear optical (NLO) properties in La9Na3B8O27, La2Na3B3O9 and La2CaB10O19 are investigated using a plane-wave pseudopotential method. Based on the first-principles electronic band structures, the birefringence and second harmonic generation (SHG) coefficients for the three crystals are determined. The calculated values match well with the experimental results. In order to elucidate the microscopic origins of the NLO performances in these crystals, a real-space atom-cutting method is adopted to calculate the contribution from the respective ions and groups. It is revealed that the La cations have covalent interactions with the neighbor O ions so as to form the La–O groups. The La–O bond covalency, combined with the distortion of La–O groups, makes the large contribution to the overall SHG coefficients in addition to the B–O groups, as also intuitively demonstrated by a SHG-density analysis. (paper)

  17. Induction and Partial Characterization of CAB Fish Cell (Blastulae Embryonic Cell Line of Crucian Carp) Interferon%鲫鱼囊胚细胞干扰素的诱导及部分特性

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    张义兵; 王铁辉; 李戈强; 贾方钧; 俞小牧

    2000-01-01

    用紫外线灭活的草鱼呼肠孤病毒(GCRV)诱导鲫鱼囊胚细胞(CAB)能产生一种高滴度的抗病毒物质.这种物质在56℃及pH 2~11稳定;对胰蛋白酶敏感;抗病毒活性受被保护细胞的密度、培养温度及保护时间的影响;不能被GCRV的特异性抗体中和;无直接杀病毒作用;抗病毒机制依赖于细胞内RNA和蛋白质的合成;在多种鱼类培养细胞中具有抑制病毒作用.这些特性与哺乳类α/β干扰素一致,是一种鲫鱼干扰素.

  18. Ergonomics-Based Usability Design of Linkage Control Panels of the Port Machinery Cab%人因学的港机驾驶室联动台可用性设计

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    高静; 钱省三; 王殊轶; 赵改平; 尹勋超

    2011-01-01

    After brief introduction of the usability definition, the design principle of the Solid User Interface is discussed. By focusing on the linkage control panels of the port machinery cab,usability for the existing system is analyzed. Then, by using the theory and technology of ergonomics, the location of the panels, the layout of the interface ,and the colors of the control components are optimized to improve the overall usability.%简述了可用性的定义,并总结了实体用户人机界面设计的原则.以港机驾驶室联动台为实例,分析其现状后,提出其目前存在的可用性问题.采用人机工程学的相关理论与方法,对联动台的安装位置以及面板界面布局上进行了优化设计,对控制元件的颜色选择给出了建议,从整体上提高了联动台的可用性,为提高港机同类产品的竞争力提供了部分参考.

  19. Performance Analysis of Exhaust Waste Heat Recovery System with Organic Rankine Cycle for Stationary CNG Engine%基于有机朗肯循环的固定式天然气发动机排气余热回收系统性能分析

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    娄宗勇; 张红光; 宋松松

    2015-01-01

    An organic Rankine cycle (ORC) system with an internal heat exchanger (IHE) is designed to recover exhaust energy from a stationary compressed natural gas (CNG) engine. According to the ifrst and second laws of thermodynamics, the performances of the ORC system are analyzed. Thereafter, the stationary CNG engine-ORC with IHE combined system is presented. The electric efifciency and the brake speciifc fuel consumption (BSFC) are chosen to evaluate the operating performances of the combined system. The results show that, when the evaporation pressure is 3.5 MPa and the engine is operating at the rated condition, the net power output and the thermal efifciency of ORC system with IHE can reach up to 62.7kW and 12.5%, respectively. Compared with the stationary CNG engine, the electric efifciency of the combined system can be increased by 6.0%, while the BSFC can be reduced by a maximum 5.0%.%针对一台固定式天然气发动机的排气能量变化规律,设计了带回热器的有机朗肯循环排气余热回收系统。基于热力学第一定律和第二定律,对固定式天然气发动机排气余热回收系统性能指标进行了理论计算和分析,进而构建了固定式天然气发动机-带回热器有机朗肯循环联合系统,并采用发电效率和有效燃料消耗率评价联合系统的性能。研究结果表明:当蒸发压力为3.5 MPa,发动机运行在额定工况点时,带回热器有机朗肯循环系统最大净输出功率和热效率分别为62.7 kW和12.5%;与固定式天然气发动机相比,联合系统发电效率最大可提高6.0%,有效燃料消耗率最大可降低5%。

  20. Improvement on Sealing Structure of Hand-operated Pump Valve Spool of Truck Cab%汽车驾驶室手摇泵换向芯轴密封结构改进设计

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    陈曼龙; 康青山; 刘侠

    2015-01-01

    重载汽车驾驶室翻转系统手摇泵的换向芯轴与其配合孔接触面较长,采用的O型橡胶密封圈密封结构泄漏严重,其换向芯轴与配合孔的制造难度也大。提出采用耐磨垫与O型橡胶密封圈的换向芯轴通油孔组合密封方案,对耐磨垫与O型橡胶密封圈进行选型和结构设计。经实际生产和使用验证,采用新的组合密封方案既解决了手摇泵的泄漏问题,同时大大降低了换向芯轴与配合孔的制造难度。%The hydraulic valve spool of hand⁃operated pump of truck cab has long cylindrical mating surface with its mating hole,the sealing structure of O⁃ring exists serious leakage problem,and the manufacture of the spool and its mating hole is difficult.The sealing method combined wear pad and O⁃ring was presented to apply for the seal of the oil hole of valve spool,the type of the wear pad and O⁃ring was selected and the structure was designed.The practical production and application prove that the leakage problem of hand⁃operated pump is solved,and the difficulty of manufacturing of the spool and its mating hole is reduced greatly.

  1. Melatonin promotes adventitious root regeneration in in vitro shoot tip explants of the commercial sweet cherry rootstocks CAB-6P (Prunus cerasus L.), Gisela 6 (P. cerasus × P. canescens), and MxM 60 (P. avium × P. mahaleb).

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    Sarropoulou, Virginia N; Therios, Ioannis N; Dimassi-Theriou, Kortessa N

    2012-01-01

    The objectives of this study were to test the effects of melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine), a natural compound of edible plants on the rooting of certain commercial sweet cherry rootstocks. Shoot tip explants from previous in vitro cultures of the cherry rootstocks CAB-6P (Prunus cerasus L.), Gisela 6 (P. cerasus × P. canescens), and M × M 60 (P. avium × P. mahaleb) were included in the experiment. The effect of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) and indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) alone or in combination with melatonin was tested concerning their rooting potential. Seven concentrations of melatonin (0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.5, 1, 5, and 10 μM) alone or in combination with 5.71 μM of IAA or 4.92 μM of IBA were tested. For each rootstock, 21 treatments were included. The explants were grown in glass tubes containing 10 mL of substrate. The parameters measured include rooting percentage, number of roots per rooted explant, root length, and callus formation. The data presented in this study show that melatonin has a rooting promoting effect at a low concentration but a growth inhibitory effect at high concentrations. In the absence of auxin, 1 μM melatonin had auxinic response concerning the number and length of roots, but 10 μM melatonin was inhibitory to rooting in all the tested rootstocks. The final conclusion of this experiment is that exogenously applied melatonin acted as a rooting promoter and its action was similar to that of IAA. PMID:21749439

  2. Análisis bibliométrico de la producción científica de México en ciencias agricolas a través de las bases de datos internacionales, "Agricola", "Agris", "Cab Abstracts", "Science Citation Index", "Social Science Citation Index" y "Tropag & Rural", en el periodo 1983-2002

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    Bravo Vinaja, Ángel

    2006-01-01

    En este trabajo de investigación se caracteriza la producción científica mexicana en el área de las Ciencias Agrícolas, utilizando para ello indicadores bibliométricos unidimensionales y multidimensionales de actividad científica, mediante los cuales se analiza por un lado la producción obtenida en las bases de datos: Agricola, Agris, Cab Abstracts, Tropag & Rural, Science Citation Index (SCI) y Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), y por el otro, la producción indexada solamente en las bases...

  3. Performance Analysis of Non-azeotropic Mixture Based on CNG Engine Waste Heat Recovery System%基于天然气发动机排气余热回收系统的非共沸混合工质性能分析

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    娄宗勇; 郭珍; 宋松松; 张红光

    2015-01-01

    针对一台车用天然气发动机排气能量的变化规律,建立了带回热器有机朗肯循环系统,对比分析了采用纯工质R245fa和非共沸混合工质R416A时,带回热器有机朗肯循环系统的净输出功率、热效率、效率和单位工质能量输出密度。结果表明,采用非共沸混合工质R416A时上述各项性能指标均优于采用纯工质R245fa。最后,构建了天然气发动机‐带回热器有机朗肯循环联合系统,采用非共沸混合工质 R416A ,分析了联合系统的热效率。结果表明,加装带回热器有机朗肯循环系统后,发动机热效率最大可提高7%。%A set of organic Rankine cycle (ORC) system with internal heat exchanger (IHE) was designed to recover exhaust energy of a compressed natural gas (CNG) engine .The net output power ,heat release efficiency ,exergy efficiency and energy output density of ORC system for R245fa and R416A organic working fluids were compared and analyzed .The results show that the performance of R416A zeotropic mixture surpasses that of R245fa .Finally ,the CNG engine and ORC combined system with IHE is built and the thermal efficiency of R416A non‐azeotropic mixture is analyzed .It is found that the thermal efficiency of engine can increase by 7% at most .

  4. Astrobiology with Robotic Telescopes at CAB

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    Luis Cuesta

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The key objectives of RTRCAB are the identification of new exoplanets and especially the characterization of the known exoplanets by observing photometric and systematic monitoring of their transits. These telescopes, equipped with advanced technology, optimized control programs, and optical and technical characteristics adequate for this purpose, are ideal to make the observations that are required to carry out these programs. The achievement of these goals is ensured by the existence of three separated geographical stations. In this sense, there are several planned missions that have the same objectives among their scientific goals, like Kepler, CoRoT, GAIA, and PLATO.

  5. Astrobiology with Robotic Telescopes at CAB

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    Jorge Navas; Antonio Pérez-Verde; Aurora Ullán; Luis Cuesta; M. Teresa Eibe

    2010-01-01

    The key objectives of RTRCAB are the identification of new exoplanets and especially the characterization of the known exoplanets by observing photometric and systematic monitoring of their transits. These telescopes, equipped with advanced technology, optimized control programs, and optical and technical characteristics adequate for this purpose, are ideal to make the observations that are required to carry out these programs. The achievement of these goals is ensured by the existence of thr...

  6. Projeto de cabine de unidade mecânica de auxílio à colheita da cana-de-açúcar (unimac cana com base na ergonomia Cab design for a sugar cane harvesting machine based on ergonomics principles

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    Emanuel Antonio Barreto

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available A mecanização da colheita da cana-de-açúcar parece ser o caminho para solução dos problemas decorrentes dos impactos ambientais das queimadas e do trabalho extremamente fatigante na colheita manual. Por outro lado, a mecanização total da colheita levaria milhares de trabalhadores ao desemprego. Para minimizar os impactos ambientais e manter parte desses empregos, a Agricef e a Unicamp estão desenvolvendo o projeto da unidade mecânica de auxílio à colheita da cana-de-açúcar (UNIMAC CANA, baseado em um conceito alternativo representado pela mecanização parcial da colheita, que está em fase de prototipagem. Particularmente, esta pesquisa teve como objetivo o dimensionamento da cabine desse dispositivo e o posicionamento de seus comandos e painéis, com base nas características antropométricas do operador brasileiro. Utilizou-se a metodologia projetual orientada pela preocupação com aspectos ergonômicos. As alternativas de projeto geradas através de quadros morfológicos culminaram no dimensionamento da cabine da máquina com sua disposição de comandos, painel e assento, de modo a acomodar o operador de forma segura e confortável. Através de simulação do campo visual do operador, concluiu-se que a cabine, adotando posição móvel em relação à maquina, seria uma opção viável de projeto nos atributos conforto e dirigibilidade.Sugar cane harvesting mechanization seems to be the solution for the problems related to the environment impact of sugar cane burning and to facilitate manual harvesting, which also is a extremely hard task. By the other way, full harvest mechanization would lead to a massive unemployment. To minimize environment impact and keep some of the harvesting jobs, Unicamp and Agricef are designing and building a harvesting machine that represents an alternative concept due to it partial harvesting mechanization. The main objective of this research is the design of the cab for this machine and the

  7. Research on a bandwidth-limited active control system for commercial vehicle cab suspension based on the fuzzy theory%基于模糊控制的商用车驾驶室悬置有限带宽主动控制系统研究

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    雷飞; 杨红波

    2014-01-01

    建立了含驾驶室的商用车十自由度整车数学模型,对安装了驾驶室有限带宽主动悬置的商用车进行模糊控制系统设计,该控制系统全面考虑了驾驶室质心处垂直、俯仰、侧倾方向振动,并采用遗传算法对模糊控制器增益因子进行优化。以积分白噪声随机路面输入作为激励进行振动仿真,仿真结果表明采用本文设计的驾驶室有限带宽主动悬置模糊控制系统相对全浮式悬置系统有效降低了驾驶室质心垂直、俯仰和侧倾加速度,一定程度上提高了商用车行驶平顺性和乘坐舒适性。%A ten-degree-of-freedom mathematical model of a commercial vehicle including the cab was established .Based on fuzzy control theory ,a bandwidth-limited active control system for the commercial vehicle's cab suspension was designed .The vibrations of center of mass were investi-gated in directions of heave ,pith and roll . The gain factor of fuzzy controller was optimized through genetic algorithm and the vibration was simulated using integral white noise random road as input .The results show that by employing the bandwidth-limited active control system pro-posed ,the heave angular acceleration ,pith angular acceleration and roll angular acceleration are distinctly reduced when compared with that adopted full floating suspension system .Meantime , the ride performance and comfortability of the commercial vehicle are improved .

  8. 环保的力里 Toyota CNG Camry Hybrid

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    2009-01-01

    这或许是丰田人未来的混合动力车型的发展方向,丰田此次在洛杉矶车展上发布的这台搭载CNG混合动力系统的凯美瑞车型,是在原来2.4L发动机的基础上进行的技术升级,电动机以及电池组部分基本上是沿用了汽油混合动力版凯美瑞车型的装备。

  9. Signal Transduction Pathways that Regulate CAB Gene Expression

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    Chory, Joanne

    2004-12-31

    The process of chloroplast differentiation, involves the coordinate regulation of many nuclear and chloroplast genes. The cues for the initiation of this developmental program are both extrinsic (e.g., light) and intrinsic (cell-type and plastid signals). During this project period, we utilized a molecular genetic approach to select for Arabidopsis mutants that did not respond properly to environmental light conditions, as well as mutants that were unable to perceive plastid damage. These latter mutants, called gun mutants, define two retrograde signaling pathways that regulate nuclear gene expression in response to chloroplasts. A major finding was to identify a signal from chloroplasts that regulates nuclear gene transcription. This signal is the build-up of Mg-Protoporphyrin IX, a key intermediate of the chlorophyll biosynthetic pathway. The signaling pathways downstream of this signal are currently being studied. Completion of this project has provided an increased understanding of the input signals and retrograde signaling pathways that control nuclear gene expression in response to the functional state of chloroplasts. These studies should ultimately influence our abilities to manipulate plant growth and development, and will aid in the understanding of the developmental control of photosynthesis.

  10. Signal Transduction Pathways that Regulate CAB Gene Expression

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    Chory, Joanne

    2006-01-16

    The process of chloroplast differentiation, involves the coordinate regulation of many nuclear and chloroplast genes. The cues for the initiation of this developmental program are both extrinsic (e.g., light) and intrinsic (cell-type and plastid signals). During this project period, we utilized a molecular genetic approach to select for Arabidopsis mutants that did not respond properly to environmental light conditions, as well as mutants that were unable to perceive plastid damage. These latter mutants, called gun mutants, define two retrograde signaling pathways that regulate nuclear gene expression in response to chloroplasts. A major finding was to identify a signal from chloroplasts that regulates nuclear gene transcription. This signal is the build-up of Mg-Protoporphyrin IX, a key intermediate of the chlorophyll biosynthetic pathway. The signaling pathways downstream of this signal are currently being studied. Completion of this project has provided an increased understanding of the input signals and retrograde signaling pathways that control nuclear gene expression in response to the functional state of chloroplasts. These studies should ultimately influence our abilities to manipulate plant growth and development, and will aid in the understanding of the developmental control of photosynthesis.

  11. 21 CFR 26.36 - Listing of CAB's.

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    2010-04-01

    ... OF PHARMACEUTICAL GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE REPORTS, MEDICAL DEVICE QUALITY SYSTEM AUDIT REPORTS... activities once confirmed by the importing party. Nonconfirmation would have to be justified based...

  12. Optimized sub thermal neutron source to Linac of CAB

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    We present the results of calculations performed with the code M C N P relative to the neutron field behavior within the moderator for the Bariloche-Linac cold neutron source, using polyethylene as pre moderator and solid mesitylene as moderating material at 90 K.The optimum dimensions for a moderator were obtained, with and without a pre moderator, from the point of view of neutron production and time-width of the neutron pulse.Finally, we adopted for our cold neutron source, a slab pre moderator of P L E at room temperature, and a cylindrical moderator of mesitylene at 90 K with a cooler system of stainless steel with windows of Zircaloy-4

  13. A novel start algorithm for CNG engines using ion sense technology

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    Bie, T. de; Ericsson, M.; Rask, P.

    2000-01-01

    This paper presents a start algorithm that is able to control the air/fuel ratio (AFR) during the cranking phase and immediately hereafter, where the ordinary ?-control is not yet enabled. The control is based on the ion sense principle, which means that a current through the spark plug is measured

  14. Current state and emission performance of CNG/LNG heavy-duty vehicles

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    Ligterink, N.E.; Patuleia, A.F.; Koornneef, G.P.

    2013-01-01

    The use of natural gas and biogas for heavy-duty road transport is gaining popularity. Apart from economic benefits and supply security, the environmental advantages are often cited. This report, with an extended Dutch summary, gives an overview of the current situation in Europe, with a focus on Th

  15. Analisis Kekuatan Tangki CNG Ditinjau dengan Material Logam Lapis Komposit pada Kapal Pengangkut Compressed Natural Gas

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    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Pada penelitian ini, dilakukan analisa perbandingan pada kekuatan pressure vessel compressed natural gas. Pressure vessel yang digunakan yaitu tipe satu dan tipe tiga, tipe satu adalah tabung menggunakan material logam yaitu Carbon Steel SA 516 Grade 70 dan Aluminium Alloy T6-6061. Pada tabung tipe tiga material menggunakan Aluminium Alloy T6-6061 dengan lapisan Komposit (Carbon Fibre – Epoxy pada seluruh tabung (full wrapped. Sudut orientasi serat yang digunakan 54.73560 dan terdiri dari 4 lapis komposit yang membungkus aluminium. Variasi yang dilakukan pada tebal komposit yaitu 25% komposit, 50% komposit, dan 75% komposit. Pressure vessel mendapat perlakuan internal pressure sebesar 125 bar dan temperatur -300C. Analisa dilakukan dengan dua metode yaitu dengan perhitungan manual dan software finite element method (NASTRAN 2010. Dari hasil perhitungan tersebut tabung tipe satu dengan material logam terbukti aman karena memenuhi dari faktor keamanan yang ditentukan tetapi pressure vessel sangat berat. Pada tabung tipe tiga lamina dengan komposisi 75% komposit dan 50% komposit dinyatakan aman karena memenuhi dari kriteria tegangan maksimum. Sedangkan pada komposisi 25% komposit lamina mengalami kegagalan yang disebabkan terlalu rendahnya lapisan komposit. Dari keseluruhan hasil perhitungan dan analisa didapatkan komposisi ideal pressure vessel yaitu 75% komposit dan 25% aluminium dari tebal keseluruhan sehingga menghasilkan tegangan yang sangat kecil dan memiliki berat yang paling ringan.

  16. Sensors for online determination of CNG gas quality; Sensorer foer onlinebestaemnning av fordonsgaskvalitet

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    Stenlaaaas, Ola; Roedjegaard, Henrik

    2012-07-01

    Swedish automotive gas has until now been a very uniform, high quality automotive fuel. Elsewhere in Europe the quality of automotive gas varies significantly. Gas from different sources with different flammability require engine settings adjusted to the chosen gas' unique composition. The prospects for a vehicle-mounted sensor based on infrared technology for gas quality measurement has been studied and solutions are presented with questions that must be answered in a possible future work. The proposed vehicle mounted sensor is based on two channels, one of which measures the partial pressure of methane and the other measures the partial pressure of heavier hydrocarbons in 'equivalents of butane'. Ethane produces a signal of about 0.6 equivalents of butane and propane about 0.8 equivalents. The sensor can be accommodated in a cube with 5 cm side and should be equipped with nipple connections to the existing system. The sensor is expected to work throughout their entire lifetime without manual calibration, through continuous automatic calibration, so-called ABC (Automatic Baseline Compensation). The sensor will have to meet tough quality and environmental standards in which primarily contact ring, vibration and prevention of leakage are identified as extra difficult. Working temperatures and the electrical conditions of power supply and communication interface is considered less challenging. In one million volumes, the cost per sensor could be 200 to 300 SEK.

  17. Mechatronic development of an active spring-/tilt engineering for the railcar RailCab; Mechatronische Entwicklung der aktiven Feder-/Neigetechnik fuer das Schienenfahrzeug RailCab

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    Liu-Henke, X.

    2005-07-01

    A mechatronic development process with computer-supported design up to real time implementation of a prototype was applied throughout, with particular emphasis on mechatronic composition. After establishing a nonlinear mechatronic model and model identification, nonlinear compensation was designed and implemented in a HiL test stand. Simulations and test stand measurements verified high driving comfort and high safety as a result of the implemented active spring/tilt technology.

  18. Development of a control system for automated cab roof deflectors for articulated trucks

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    Berkenbusch, Jan

    2015-01-01

    The adverse effects of emissions from the global transport industry on the environment have become increasingly apparent, with significant emphasis placed on their reduction through various initiatives. In the UK, Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV’s) are used to transport 68 % of all goods. The majority of trucks are articulated (Truck and Trailer) – rather than rigid vehicles. Surveys show that within the UK in 2014, HGV’s travelled approximately 18,769 million kilometres (1). The CO2 emissions from...

  19. Post-perovskite transitions in CaB4+O3 at high pressure

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    Akaogi, M.; Shirako, Y.; Kojitani, H.; Takamori, S.; Yamaura, K.; Takayama-Muromachi, E.

    2010-03-01

    High-pressure phase transitions in CaRhO3 were examined using a multianvil apparatus up to 27 GPa and 1930 oC. CaRhO3 perovskite transforms to post-perovskite via a monoclinic intermediate phase with increasing pressure. Volume changes for the transitions of perovskite - intermediate phase and of intermediate phase - post-perovskite are -1.1 and -0.7 %, respectively. CaRhO3 post-perovskite is the fourth quenchable post-perovskite oxide found so far. By high-temperature calorimetric experiments, enthalpy of the perovskite - post-perovskite transition in CaRuO3 was measured as 15.2±3.3 kJ/mol. Combining the datum with those of CaIrO3, it is shown that CaIrO3 perovskite is energetically less stable than CaRuO3 perovskite. This is consistent with the fact that orthorhombic distortion of CaIrO3 perovskite is larger than CaRuO3, as indicated with the tilt-angle of octahedral framework of perovskite structure. The transition pressure from perovskite to post-perovskite in CaBO3 (B = Ru, Rh, Ir) increases almost linearly with decreasing the tilt-angle, suggesting that the perovskite - post-perovskite transition may result from instability of the perovskite structure with pressure.

  20. Model curriculum outline for Alternatively Fueled Vehicle (AFV) automotive technician training in light and medium duty CNG and LPG

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    1997-04-01

    This model curriculum outline was developed using a turbo-DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process which utilizes practicing experts to undertake a comprehensive job and task analysis. The job and task analysis serves to establish current baseline data accurately and to improve both the process and the product of the job through constant and continuous improvement of training. The DACUM process is based on the following assumptions: (1) Expert workers are the best source for task analysis. (2) Any occupation can be described effectively in terms of tasks. (3) All tasks imply knowledge, skills, and attitudes/values. A DACUM panel, comprised of six experienced and knowledgeable technicians who are presently working in the field, was given an orientation to the DACUM process. The panel then identified, verified, and sequenced all the necessary job duty areas and tasks. The broad duty categories were rated according to relative importance and assigned percentage ratings in priority order. The panel then rated every task for each of the duties on a scale of 1 to 3. A rating of 3 indicates an {open_quotes}essential{close_quotes} task, a rating of 2 indicates an {open_quotes}important{close_quotes} task, and a rating of 1 indicates a {open_quotes}desirable{close_quotes} task.

  1. Evaluation of Orion/BAE Hybrid Buses and Orion CNG Buses at New York City Transit: Preprint

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    Eudy, L.; Barnitt, R.; Chandler, K.

    2005-05-01

    This paper prepared for the 2005 American Public Transportation Association Bus & Paratransit Conference discusses the NREL/DOE evaluation of hybrid electric transit buses operated by New York City Transit.

  2. Analytical study to minimize the engine exhaust emissions and safe knock limit of CNG powered four-stroke SI engine

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    Jeewan V. Tirkey, H.N. Gupta, S.K. Shukla

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, theoretical analysis has been done to minimise engine emissions and safe knock limit by changing some operational and design parameters such as equivalence ratio, spark plug location, compression ratio, and cylinder diameter by using computer simulation model. For this purpose a zero dimensional knock model, two zone combustion model(one in front and one behind the flame front, and gas dynamic model have been incorporated. Subsequently, the Nitric Oxide exhaust emission concentrations have been predicted by using the rate kinetic model in the power cycle and along the exhaust pipes. Furthermore, Carbon Monoxide is computed under chemical equilibrium condition and then empirical adjustment is made for kinetic behaviours based upon experimental results. It is inferred that the value of cylinder pressure data, BMEP, BSFC obtained by using computer simulation model based on theoretical analysis are in closer agreement with those which are obtained by previous studies.

  3. An integrated CAD/CAM system for CNG pressure vessel manufactured by deep drawing and ironing operation

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    Park, Joon Hong; Kim, Chul; Choi, Jae Chan [Pusan National Univ., Pusan (Korea, Republic of)

    2004-06-01

    The fiber reinforced composite material is widely used in the multi-industrial field because of their high specific modulus and specific strength. It has two main merits which are to cut down energy by reducing weight and to prevent explosive damage proceeding to the sudden bursting which is generated by the pressure leakage condition. Therefore, pressure vessels using this composite material can be applied in the field such as defence industry and aerospace industry. In this paper, for nonlinear finite element analysis of E-glass/epoxy filament winding of composite vessel subjected to internal pressure, the standard interpretation model is developed by using the ANSYS with AutoLISP and ANSYS APDL languages, general commercial software, which is verified as useful characteristic of the solution. Among the modules of the system, both the process planning module for carrying out the process planning of filament wound composite pressure vessel and the autofrettage process module for obtaining higher residual stress will minimize trial and error and reduce the period for developing new products. The system can serve as a valuable system for experts and as a dependable training aid for beginners.

  4. An integrated CAD/CAM system for CNG pressure vessel manufactured by deep drawing and ironing operation

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    The fiber reinforced composite material is widely used in the multi-industrial field because of their high specific modulus and specific strength. It has two main merits which are to cut down energy by reducing weight and to prevent explosive damage proceeding to the sudden bursting which is generated by the pressure leakage condition. Therefore, pressure vessels using this composite material can be applied in the field such as defence industry and aerospace industry. In this paper, for nonlinear finite element analysis of E-glass/epoxy filament winding of composite vessel subjected to internal pressure, the standard interpretation model is developed by using the ANSYS with AutoLISP and ANSYS APDL languages, general commercial software, which is verified as useful characteristic of the solution. Among the modules of the system, both the process planning module for carrying out the process planning of filament wound composite pressure vessel and the autofrettage process module for obtaining higher residual stress will minimize trial and error and reduce the period for developing new products. The system can serve as a valuable system for experts and as a dependable training aid for beginners

  5. A finite element approach for the implementation of magnetostrictive material terfenol-D in automotive CNG fuel injection actuation

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    Choadhury, Habibullah Amin

    2008-01-01

    Magnetostriction is the deformation that spontaneously occurs in ferromagnetic materials when an external magnetic field is applied. In applications broadly defined for actuation, magnetostrictive material Terfenol-D possesses intrinsic rapid response times while providing small and accurate displacements and high-energy efficiency, which are some of the essential parameters required for fast control of fuel injector valves for decreased engine emissions and lower fuel consumption compared wi...

  6. Screening of tank-to-wheel efficiencies for CNG, DME and methanol-ethanol fuel blends in road transport

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    Kappel, Jannik; Mathiesen, Brian Vad

    The purpose of this report is to evaluate the fuel efficiency of selected alternative fuels based on vehicle performance in a standardised drive cycle test. All studies reviewed are either based on computer modelling of current or future vehicles or tests of just one alternative fuel, under...

  7. Design of a cold neutron source for 25MeV Linac of CAB (Centro Atomico Bariloche - Argentina)

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    Cold neutrons are widely used in fields of research such as the dynamics of solids and liquids, the investigation of magnetic materials, material science, biology, and nuclear physics in general. Accelerator-based cold neutron sources have already proved to be well adapted to perform neutron scattering studies in all those fields.In this work we present the design of a cold neutron source in the electron Linac-based pulsed source at Centro Atomico Bariloche.The objective of this work is to develop an inexpensive yet efficient cold source with a simple moderator material.Although ideal materials for that purpose would be solid methane or liquid H2, due to economical and safety reasons light water ice, benzene or solid mesitylene were considered as cold moderators. In order to proceed with the design and optimization process of the neutron source, total cross sections for light water ice, benzene and mesitylene were measured at low temperature and thermal nuclear data libraries for such materials had to be developed.The purpose of these calculations was to optimize shape and size for the moderator at a working temperature.To calculations were performed using the MCNP-4C code and our libraries, together with files for (free-atom) carbon, hydrogen and oxygen at that temperature.The geometry studied consisted of a neutron source and different moderator (slab, cylindrical slab, grids, and sets premoderator - moderator with and without coupled).To simplify the system cooler, the slab geometry was changed to a coin shaped moderator using liquid nitrogen as cooler.From the variety of simulations performed, it was clear that a premoderator was necessary to obtain higher intensities.Furthermore, with a premoderator the thickness of the moderator was reduced, simplifying the cooling system.Finally, we adopted for our cold neutron source, a slab premoderator of PLE at room temperature, and a cylindrical moderator of mesitylene at 89K with a cooler system of stainless steel with windows of Zircaloy-4

  8. Diálogo sobre a poesia oral na Cabília: entrevista de Mouloud Mammeri a Pierre Bourdieu

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    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Neste diálogo, Pierre Bourdieu e o etnólogo, escritor e poeta argelino Mouloud Mammeri (1917-1989 exploram e explicam as bases sociais, os usos e o sentido da poesia oral na sociedade e história cabilas. Como filho do penúltimo amusnaw (sábio; bardo de sua tribo, Mammeri estava posicionado de maneira única para situar esse mestre das palavras que atuou na função tradicional de mediador e transportador do conhecimento e manteve-se como a encarnação viva da tamusni (a filosofia prática da excelência berbere, em relação com o marabuto (depositário das sagradas escrituras do Corão e com os camponeses (que compõem seu público principal. Torná-se amusnaw graças a uma eleição e isso requer um duplo aprendizado: primeiro, por osmose em um meio saturado de comércio e disputas verbais (no treinamento de guerra, na assembléia da vila, nos mercados e nas peregrinações e, depois, por meio de um treinamento explícito com um poeta-mestre que orienta uma série de exercícios e provas. Esse processo requer não apenas o domínio de uma variedade de técnicas verbais e de um cânone oratório, mas também implica absorver e encarnar a sabedoria. Jogando com a multidimensionalidade da linguagem, adaptando-a com flexibilidade diante das especificidades de cada situação e público, o bardo cabila era continuamente testado e suas habilidades culturais infinitamente refinadas, até o ponto em que ele não apenas dominasse as regras do ofício, mas também jogasse com elas, trangredindo-as no espírito da tradição a fim de inventar novas figuras retóricas e extrair o máximo de "rendimento" da linguagem. A tamusni emerge assim não apenas como um corpo de conhecimento inerte, desligado da vida e transmitido por si mesmo, mas como uma "ciência prática", constantemente revivida pela e para a prática. O poeta é o porta-voz do grupo que, por meio de seu discernimento cultural e uso técnico da linguagem, aperfeiçoa os valores específicos do grupo, separa coisas que são confusas e, ao iluminar o que é obscuro, mobiliza seu povo.

  9. UniProt search blastx result: AK288592 [KOME

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    Full Text Available AK288592 J090051B06 Q28718|CNGA2_RABIT Cyclic nucleotide-gated olfactory channel (C...yclic nucleotide-gated cation channel 2) (CNG channel 2) (CNG-2) (CNG2) (Aorta CNG channel) (RACNG) - Oryctolagus cuniculus (Rabbit) 4.00E-13 ...

  10. SwissProt search result: AK100808 [KOME

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    Full Text Available AK100808 J023121M17 (Q28718) Cyclic-nucleotide-gated olfactory channel (Cyclic-nucleotide-gated cation chann...el 2) (CNG channel 2) (CNG-2) (CNG2) (Aorta CNG channel) (RACNG) CNGA2_RABIT 1e-25 ...

  11. SwissProt search result: AK120308 [KOME

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    Full Text Available AK120308 J013054N15 (Q28718) Cyclic-nucleotide-gated olfactory channel (Cyclic-nucl...eotide-gated cation channel 2) (CNG channel 2) (CNG-2) (CNG2) (Aorta CNG channel) (RACNG) CNGA2_RABIT 4e-20 ...

  12. SwissProt search result: AK100312 [KOME

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    Full Text Available AK100312 J023078M02 (Q28718) Cyclic-nucleotide-gated olfactory channel (Cyclic-nucl...eotide-gated cation channel 2) (CNG channel 2) (CNG-2) (CNG2) (Aorta CNG channel) (RACNG) CNGA2_RABIT 7e-18 ...

  13. Main: LRENPCABE [PLACE

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    Full Text Available element in tobacco (N.p.) CAB (cab-E) gene; Located at -241; CAB; cab; cab-E; CABE; light; leaf; shoot; tobacco (Nicotiana plumbaginifolia) ACGTGGCA ... ...LRENPCABE S000231 17-May-1998 (last modified) kehi LRE; A positive light regulatory

  14. Technological study on refitting diesel/CNG duel-fuel buses%柴油/CNG双燃料大客车改装技术研究

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    赵濬

    2003-01-01

    @@ 1概述 济南市公交总公司共有大客车2 500辆,其中柴油大客车超过2000辆.为了减少尾气排放,经过反复论证,我们把研究探索的方向定在改装在用柴油机为柴油/CNG双燃料发动机这个目标上,改装方案要满足:在改装过程中对柴油机不做大的改动,减小改装风险;在天然气供应尚不能确保的情况下,改装后仍能以柴油机方式正常营运生产.

  15. EQ1092F汽油/CNG两用燃料汽车研究%A Gasoline/CNG Bi-fuel Vehicle Based on EQ1092F Truck

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    姚勇; 邸敏艳; 赵二维

    2005-01-01

    利用国产设备对EQ1092F汽车进行燃气化改造,改燃天然气后功率下降10%左右,污染物排放下降20%~60%.在化油器汽油机基础上改造的EQ1092F汽车,发动机的基本参数没有改变,改燃天然气的优越性不能充分的体现出来.因此应尽可能缩短汽油/CNG两用燃料汽车的过渡时间,加快CNG加气站的建设,将两用燃料汽车改为纯CNG汽车.

  16. Development of binder systems based on CAB powder injection moulding (PIM) and micro powder injection moulding (μ-PIM) of zircon and invar powders

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    Hidalgo García, Javier

    2014-01-01

    Powder injection moulding (PIM), in its different versions, is a manufacturing method that in the last decades has been consolidated as an effective and competitive alternative to fabricate small size and complex geometry parts in large batches. Its future expansion to new applications and sectors requires an exhaustive research in new materials and the improvement of the manufacturing process itself. A better understanding between the variables materialprocessing- properties i...

  17. A Research on the Ride Comfort of Truck Cab%载货汽车驾驶室乘坐舒适性研究

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    吴碧磊; 秦民; 李幼德; 程超; 王新宇

    2006-01-01

    通过计算机仿真模拟了在路面随机输入下驾驶室底板的振动响应;利用Nastran软件对车身的有限元模型进行模态抽取,建立了刚弹耦合模型;对多刚体模型、刚弹耦合振动模型的计算结果与试验进行了对比,验证了模型的正确性;以驾驶室悬置的弹簧刚度、减振器阻尼为影响因素,通过虚拟DOE正交试验分析,显著改善了驾驶室的乘坐舒适性.

  18. Ergonomic driver`s cab analysis at MAN, Munich: A comparative study with real and virtual persons; Ergonomische Fahrerplatzanalyse bei MAN: eine Vergleichsstudie mit realen und virtuellen Menschen

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    Kraus, W. [MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG, Muenchen (Germany); Koos, H. [MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG, Muenchen (Germany); Lippmann, R. [IST GmbH, Kandern (Germany)

    1997-03-01

    At present, rational planning and development technologies are just as much in demand as rational production processes. In the continuous search for efficient development methods, ergonomy must also be taken into account. However, the extent to which ergonomic principles are applied depends to a high degree on persons who are called upon to contribute their expertise in this field creatively in product development in addition to their normal jobs. If the constructors and designers succeed in using tools with which ergonomic design principles can be implemented more quickly and reliably as the basis of their design process, this is then an important contribution to minimising development times and costs. After extensive research, the designer team decided to test the efficiency of an ergonomy tool in routine use on a project with limited time for which values for comparison are available from previous tests. A specific urgent task was a welcome opportunity for MAN AG to test a certain combined computer-aided ergonomy method in order to determine from the experience gained with it whether and how it may be applied in future and what the output of the application actually has to offer to the developers and the product. (orig.) [Deutsch] Rationelle Planungs- und Entwicklungstechnologien - die Ergonomie eingeschlossen - sind heute genauso gefragt wie rationelle Produktionsverfahren. Wenn es den Konstrukteuren und Designern gelingt, Werkzeuge einzusetzen, mit denen ergonomische Gestaltungsprinzpien als Grundlage ihres Entwurfsprozesses schneller und sicherer erarbeitet werden koennen, dann ist auch dies ein wichtiger Beitrag zur Minimierung der Entwicklungszeiten und -kosten. Deshalb entschied sich das Designerteam, die Effizienz eines Ergonomiewerkzeuges im Betriebsalltag an einem zeitlich begrenzten Projekt, fuer das Vergleichswerte aus zurueckliegenden Pruefungen mit anderen Methoden vorliegen, zu testen. Dabei sollte festgestellt werden, ob und wie es vielleicht zukuenftig eingesetzt werden kann und welchen Wert das Anwendungsergebnis ingesamt fuer die Entwickler und fuer das Produkt darstellt. (orig.)

  19. Ecosystem monitoring information collected in Hanna Shoal in the Chukchi Sea for the COMIDA CAB project from August 2012 to August 2013 (NODC Accession 0123220)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This accession contains physical, chemical, and biological data collected during research cruises for the Hanna Shoal Ecosystem Study. The study occurred at 138...

  20. Low frequency sound field control in rectangular listening rooms using CABS (Controlled Acoustic Bass System) will also reduce sound transmission to neighbor rooms

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    Nielsen, Sofus Birkedal; Celestinos, Adrian

    2011-01-01

    Sound reproduction is often taking place in small and medium sized rectangular rooms. As rectangular rooms have 3 pairs of parallel walls the reflections at especially low frequencies will cause up to 30 dB spatial variations of the sound pressure level in the room. This will take place not only ...

  1. In Vitro Activities of a Novel Cephalosporin, CB-181963 (CAB-175), against Methicillin-Susceptible or -Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Glycopeptide-Intermediate Susceptible Staphylococci

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    Huang, Vanthida; Brown, William J.; Rybak, Michael J.

    2004-01-01

    We examined the activity of CB-181963, a novel cephalosporin, against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) (n = 200), methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) (n = 50), glycopeptide-intermediate Staphylococcus species (GISS) (n = 47), and VRSA (n = 2) isolates. CB-181963 exhibited MIC profiles similar to those of linezolid against MRSA and GISS; however, activity against MSSA was similar to that of vancomycin. Time-kill study results of investigations of activity against MRSA, M...

  2. Mutations Found in embCAB, embR, and ubiA Genes of Ethambutol-Sensitive and -Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Clinical Isolates from China

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    Yuhui Xu

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available To better understand the molecular mechanisms of Ethambutol (EMB resistance, the mutant hot spot region of five genes (embB, embA, embC, embR, and ubiA was amplified and sequenced in 109 EMB-resistant and 153 EMB-susceptible clinical isolates from China. Twenty-seven EMB-susceptible isolates were found to have nonsynonym mutations, 23 of which were in embB. The mutations occurred most frequently in embB (85.3%, 93 and were seldom in embC (2.8%, 3, embA (3.7%, 4, embR (3.7%, 4, and ubiA (8.3%, 9 in EMB-resistant isolates. For the embB gene, 63 isolates showed mutations at embB306, 20 at embB406, nine at embB497, and five at embB354 in EMB-resistant isolates. In addition, the particular mutants at embB406 and embB497 indicated both high levels of EMB resistance (MICs>5 μg/mL and broad anti-TB drug resistance spectrums. Our data supported the facts that embB306 could be used as a marker for EMB resistance with a sensitivity of 57.8% and a specificity of 78.8%.

  3. Luminescence of Bi3+ in the orthorhombic perovskites CaB4+O3 (B4+=Zr, sn): Crossover from localized to D-state emission

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    Srivastava, Alok M.

    2016-08-01

    The optical properties of Bi3+ in the orthorhombic perovskites CaZrO3 and CaSnO3 are investigated. The Stokes shift of Bi3+ emission in CaZrO3 is small (∼0.80 eV) with the peak wavelength of the emission band occurring in the ultraviolet. This emission is attributed to the localized 3P0,1 → 1S0 optical transition. In contrast, the Stokes shift of the Bi3+ emission in CaSnO3 is large (>1 eV) with the emission band peaking in the visible. The emission band is also considerably broadened in CaSnO3. It is claimed that Bi3+ luminescence in CaSnO3 corresponds with the Bi3+ (6s2) -Sn4+ (5s°) charge transfer emission (D-state emission). The energy of the 1S0→3P1 (A-band) excitation band in both perovskites are very nearly the same. Physical reasoning is advanced for the occurrence and lack thereof of the D-state emission in these perovskites.

  4. 2007年欧洲五款"最大型"驾驶室测评%Evaluating and testing of Europe five large-size cabs, 2007

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    吕明娟

    2007-01-01

    @@ 这是一次车型部件品质领域的较量.参赛对象有:德国的奔驰Axor和曼TGA LX驾驶室,瑞典的沃尔沃FM 400 Globetrotter驾驶室,法国的最新雷诺Premium Privilege驾驶室和荷兰的新款达夫CF85驾驶室(超大空间).

  5. SwissProt search result: AK100739 [KOME

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    Full Text Available AK100739 J023118D04 (Q9JJZ8) Cyclic-nucleotide-gated cation channel alpha 3 (CNG channel... alpha 3) (CNG-3) (CNG3) (Cyclic nucleotide gated channel alpha 3) (Cone photoreceptor cGMP-gated channel alpha subunit) CNGA3_MOUSE 7e-15 ...

  6. SwissProt search result: AK059452 [KOME

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    Full Text Available AK059452 001-028-B08 (Q9JJZ8) Cyclic-nucleotide-gated cation channel alpha 3 (CNG channel... alpha 3) (CNG-3) (CNG3) (Cyclic nucleotide gated channel alpha 3) (Cone photoreceptor cGMP-gated channel alpha subunit) CNGA3_MOUSE 3e-11 ...

  7. SwissProt search result: AK112041 [KOME

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    Full Text Available AK112041 001-044-H11 (Q9JJZ8) Cyclic-nucleotide-gated cation channel alpha 3 (CNG channel... alpha 3) (CNG-3) (CNG3) (Cyclic nucleotide gated channel alpha 3) (Cone photoreceptor cGMP-gated channel alpha subunit) CNGA3_MOUSE 6e-19 ...

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    Full Text Available AK100808 J023121M17 (Q29441) Cyclic-nucleotide-gated cation channel alpha 3 (CNG channel... alpha 3) (CNG-3) (CNG3) (Cyclic nucleotide gated channel alpha 3) (Cone photoreceptor cGMP-gated channel alpha subunit) CNGA3_BOVIN 3e-21 ...

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    Full Text Available AK100312 J023078M02 (Q16281) Cyclic-nucleotide-gated cation channel alpha 3 (CNG channel... alpha 3) (CNG-3) (CNG3) (Cyclic nucleotide gated channel alpha 3) (Cone photoreceptor cGMP-gated channel alpha subunit) CNGA3_HUMAN 4e-18 ...

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    Full Text Available AK060339 001-008-C12 (Q29441) Cyclic-nucleotide-gated cation channel alpha 3 (CNG channel... alpha 3) (CNG-3) (CNG3) (Cyclic nucleotide gated channel alpha 3) (Cone photoreceptor cGMP-gated channel alpha subunit) CNGA3_BOVIN 2e-18 ...

  11. SwissProt search result: AK100739 [KOME

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    Full Text Available AK100739 J023118D04 (Q29441) Cyclic-nucleotide-gated cation channel alpha 3 (CNG channel... alpha 3) (CNG-3) (CNG3) (Cyclic nucleotide gated channel alpha 3) (Cone photoreceptor cGMP-gated channel alpha subunit) CNGA3_BOVIN 5e-14 ...

  12. 公交汽车压缩天然气/汽油两用燃料发动机用润滑油的探讨%On bus lubrication oil for CNG/gasoline duel purposes

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    董元虎; 冯豫川; 尹兴林; 殷建民

    2006-01-01

    综述了目前大量的公交汽车压缩天然气/汽油两用燃料发动机的用油现状,压缩天然气/汽油两用燃料发动机用汽油机油产生的许多问题,提出了解决这些问题的措施;研制出了公交汽车压缩天然气/汽油两用燃料发动机润滑油的优化配方.通过实车试验表明:该油品具有良好的高温清净性、低温分散性,良好的抗氧化以及抗磨性能,可以满足公交车压缩天然气/汽油两用燃料发动机油的性能要求.

  13. 甩挂运输模式在 CNG 运输行业的效益优势分析%The advantage analysis of the drop and pull transportation mode in the field of the Compressed Natural Gas transportation

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    武怀宁

    2016-01-01

    文章主要对比分析了压缩天然气(CNG)运输行业应用甩挂运输模式较传统运输模式的效益优势。甩挂运输作为一种效率型、绿色型、节约型的先进道路物流组织方式,将成为我国道路运输发展的必然趋势。%This paper mainly analyzes the advantages of the application of drop and pull transportation mode in the field of compressed natural gas transportation in comparison with the traditional transportation mode. As an efficient, environmental and economical advanced road logistics organization mode, the drop and pull transportation will become an inevitable trend of the development of Chinese road transportation.

  14. 49 CFR 236.528 - Restrictive condition resulting from open hand-operated switch; requirement.

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    2010-10-01

    ... SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Automatic Train Stop, Train Control and Cab Signal Systems Rules and... automatic cab signal device on an approaching locomotive shall be maintained to within 300 feet of...

  15. Özel Sayı: Gül Sempozyumu

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Zentralblatt MATH, ChemicalAbstract, CAB Abstract ve EBSCO Host indeksleri tarafından taranmaktadır. Indexed in Zentralblatt MATH, ChemicalAbstract, CAB Abstractand EBSCO Host indexes

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    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Zentralblatt MATH, Chemical Abstract, CAB Abstract ve EBSCO Host indeksleri tarafından taranmaktadır. Indexed in Zentralblatt MATH, Chemical Abstract, CAB Abstract and EBSCO Host indexes

  17. Comparative Performance of Direct Injection Diesel Engines Fueled Using Compressed Natural Gas and Diesel Fuel Based on GT-POWER Simulation

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    Semin; Abdul R. Ismail; Rosli A. Bakar

    2008-01-01

    The paper is investigated the application of compressed natural gas (CNG) as an alternative fuel and its performance effect in the diesel engines using GT-POWER computational simulation. The CNG as an alternative fuel for four stroke diesel engine modeling was developed from the real diesel engine using GT-POWER computational model with measure all of engine components size. The computational model will be running on mono CNG fuel and mono diesel fuel to simulate and investigate the engine pe...

  18. UniProt search blastx result: AK288592 [KOME

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    Full Text Available AK288592 J090051B06 Q00194|CNGA1_BOVIN cGMP-gated cation channel alpha 1 (CNG channel... alpha 1) (CNG-1) (CNG1) (Cyclic nucleotide-gated channel alpha 1) (Cyclic nucleotide-gated channel, photo...receptor) (Cyclic nucleotide-gated cation channel 1) (Rod photoreceptor cGMP-gated channel subunit alpha) - Bos taurus (Bovine) 1.00E-13 ...

  19. Building a Business Case for Compressed Natural Gas in Fleet Applications

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    Mitchell, G.

    2015-03-19

    Natural gas is a clean-burning, abundant, and domestically produced source of energy. Compressed natural gas (CNG) has recently garnered interest as a transportation fuel because of these attributes and because of its cost savings and price stability compared to conventional petroleum fuels. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed the Vehicle Infrastructure and Cash-Flow Evaluation (VICE) model to help businesses and fleets evaluate the financial soundness of CNG vehicle and CNG fueling infrastructure projects.

  20. Costs Associated With Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Fueling Infrastructure

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    Smith, M.; Gonzales, J.

    2014-09-01

    This document is designed to help fleets understand the cost factors associated with fueling infrastructure for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. It provides estimated cost ranges for various sizes and types of CNG fueling stations and an overview of factors that contribute to the total cost of an installed station. The information presented is based on input from professionals in the natural gas industry who design, sell equipment for, and/or own and operate CNG stations.

  1. Coral-Associated Bacteria as a Promising Antibiofilm Agent against Methicillin-Resistant and -Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms

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    Shanmugaraj Gowrishankar; Nyagwencha Duncun Mosioma; Shunmugiah Karutha Pandian

    2012-01-01

    The current study deals with the evaluation of two coral-associated bacterial (CAB) extracts to inhibit the biofilm synthesis in vitro as well as the virulence production like hemolysin and exopolysaccharide (EPS), and also to assess their ability to modify the adhesion properties, that is cell surface hydrophobicity (CSH) of methicillin-resistant (MRSA) and -susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA). Out of nine CAB screened, the ethyl acetate extract of CAB-E2 (Bacillus firmus) and CAB-E4 (V...

  2. Compressed natural gas vehicles motoring towards a green Beijing

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    Yang, Ming; Kraft-Oliver, T. [International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC) - Asia, Bangkok (Thailand); Guo Xiao Yan [China North Vehicle Research Institute (CNVRI), Beijing (China)

    1996-12-31

    This paper first describes the state-of-the-art of compressed natural gas (CNG) technologies and evaluates the market prospects for CNG vehicles in Beijing. An analysis of the natural gas resource supply for fleet vehicles follows. The costs and benefits of establishing natural gas filling stations and promoting the development of vehicle technology are evaluated. The quantity of GHG reduction is calculated. The objective of the paper is to provide information of transfer niche of CNG vehicle and equipment production in Beijing. This paper argues that the development of CNG vehicles is a cost-effective strategy for mitigating both air pollution and GHG.

  3. Chemical and benthos data collected from CTD, bottle, and other instruments in the Chukchi Sea in 2009-2010 as part of the Chukchi Sea Offshore Monitoring in Drilling Area - Chemical and Benthos (COMIDA-CAB) project (NODC Accession 0095566)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This accession contains physical, chemical, and biological data collected during research cruises for the Chukchi Sea Offshore Monitoring in Drilling Area (Chemical...

  4. Process Simulation on Truck-cab Panels%轻型载货汽车驾驶室顶部覆盖件成形过程的计算机仿真

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    焦学健; 柴山; 孔祥贵

    2008-01-01

    以轻型载货车驾驶室顶部覆盖件为倒,应用板成形分析软件Dynaform对覆盖件成形进行了仿真,并对仿真结果进行分析,找出模具设计中的缺陷,从而提出优化和改进方案.

  5. Primary production off Southern California relative to surface layer carbon budgets: A component of the California Basins Study, CaBS. Final report, [1 June 1989--14 November 1991

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    Trees, C.C.

    1994-04-22

    This study started on 1 June 1989 and ended 14 November 1991. Two moored in situ natural fluorometers were deployed in January 1990 to collect bio-optical data for one year, making ground truth measurements around the mooring during 4 cruises. This one-year time series would investigate how the short-term physical forcing aliases the long-term primary production record such that the apparent, larger interannual variability in the record is in reality ``noise`` due to short-term fluctuations in the rate of nutrient input to the euphotic zone. These continuous measurements from moored bio-optical instruments would also allow better estimates of the mean and variance in primary production in these waters than has previously been available from shipboard measurements, as well as, phytoplankton response to short-term physical events. Ancillary measurements that were made were: (1) characterization of the apparent and inherent optical properties, (2) photosynthetic pigment distributions using both HPLC and standard fluorometric methods, (3) carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen content of suspended particulate matter, (4) primary production using conventional {sup 14}C methods from simulated in situ experiments.

  6. Zhuhai Power Plant #1-4Unloads a Ship Machine the Cab Anti-collision System Optimization%珠海发电厂#1-4卸船机驾驶室防撞装置优化

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    张泽丰

    2011-01-01

    为了提高卸船机运行的安全性和降低碰撞发生的可能性,在卸船机的大车、驾驶室、截料板机构加装超声波雷达.以检测卸船机在运行前方、后方是否有障碍物,当降碍物与大车、驾驶室、截料板机构的距离为1.5m发出报警信号,当障碍物与大车、驾驶室、截料板机构的距离为0.5m发出停止信号.

  7. Ergonomics application research on industrial handling vehicles cab%人机工程学在工业搬运车辆驾驶室设计中的应用研究

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    刘牛

    2013-01-01

    自工业革命以来,伴随着工业产品在人们日常工作生活中的广泛使用,人机工程学这门学科在工业产品中的应用也变得越来越重要.本文根据人机工程学的学科理论体系,针对其在工业搬运车辆驾驶室内部设计中的实际应用,并结合工业搬运车辆驾驶室的人机工程设计要求,研究了工业搬运车辆驾驶室内部的人性化设计原则,同时提出了相关的设计理念和方法.

  8. 拖拉机驾驶室悬架油气弹簧设计与试验%Design and Experiment of Hydro-pneumatic Spring of Tractor Cab Suspension

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    朱思洪; 李科; 李朝全; 吕宝占; 徐刚

    2014-01-01

    基于CF700型拖拉机驾驶室悬架参数要求和流体力学理论建立了一种油气弹簧的弹性力及阻尼力模型.计算了油气弹簧关键参数,设计了阻尼可调的油气弹簧.试验研究了激励、节流阀开度及单向阀开度对油气弹簧输出力的影响.试验结果表明,所研制的油气弹簧有较大的阻尼力调节范围,节流阀开度同时对油气弹簧压缩与复原行程输出力有影响,单向阀开度只对压缩行程输出力有影响,节流阀开度对输出力影响较单向阀明显.试验验证了设计思路和方法的有效性,为拖拉机驾驶室油气悬架减振性能的研究奠定了基础.

  9. Time based room correction system for low frequencies using multiple loudspeakers

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    Nielsen, Sofus Birkedal; Celestinos, Adrian

    2007-01-01

    -domain by the construction of a finite-difference time-domain approximation program (FDTD) has lead to a novel and simple solution also working in the time-domain called Controlled Acoustically Bass System (CABS). Working in the time-domain CABS includes additional cancelling loudspeakers at the back wall in order to remove...... from scratch for further development of CABS....

  10. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-PHAM-01-1625 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-PHAM-01-1625 emb|CAB42602.1| hyperpolarization-activated cation channel HCN2 [...Homo sapiens] emb|CAB42630.1| hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channel hHCN2 [Homo sapiens] CAB42602.1 8e-05 34% ...

  11. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-PTRO-16-0005 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-PTRO-16-0005 emb|CAB42602.1| hyperpolarization-activated cation channel HCN2 [...Homo sapiens] emb|CAB42630.1| hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channel hHCN2 [Homo sapiens] CAB42602.1 0.0 94% ...

  12. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-RMAC-14-0006 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-RMAC-14-0006 emb|CAB42602.1| hyperpolarization-activated cation channel HCN2 [...Homo sapiens] emb|CAB42630.1| hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channel hHCN2 [Homo sapiens] CAB42602.1 6e-05 34% ...

  13. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-HSAP-15-0018 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-HSAP-15-0018 emb|CAB42602.1| hyperpolarization-activated cation channel HCN2 [...Homo sapiens] emb|CAB42630.1| hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channel hHCN2 [Homo sapiens] CAB42602.1 0.0 94% ...

  14. A Brooks type theorem for the maximum local edge connectivity

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    Stiebitz, Michael; Toft, Bjarne

    2016-01-01

    For a graph $G$, let $\\cn(G)$ and $\\la(G)$ denote the chromatic number of $G$ and the maximum local edge connectivity of $G$, respectively. A result of Dirac \\cite{Dirac53} implies that every graph $G$ satisfies $\\cn(G)\\leq \\la(G)+1$. In this paper we characterize the graphs $G$ for which $\\cn(G)...

  15. An evaluation of criteria for selecting vehicles fueled with diesel or compressed natural gas

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    Thomas Hesterberg

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available We reviewed selection criteria for diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG fueled vehicles, comparing engine emissions, fire and safety, toxicity, economics, and operations. Diesel- and CNG-fueled vehicles with the latest emission-control technology, including engine-exhaust aftertreatment, have very similar emissions of regulated and unregulated compounds, particles through all size ranges, and greenhouse gases. Although toxicity data are limited, no significant toxicity differences of engine emissions were reported. Operating and maintenance costs are variable, with no consistent difference between diesel- and CNG-fueled vehicles. The main operating concern with CNG vehicles is that they are less fuel efficient. Higher infrastructure costs are involved with implementing a CNG-fueled vehicle fleet, giving diesel vehicles a distinct cost advantage over CNG vehicles. For a given budget, greater emissions reductions can thus be achieved with diesel+filter vehicles. Finally, diesel vehicles have a significant fire-and-safety advantage over CNG vehicles. In summary, infrastructure costs and fire-and-safety concerns are much greater for CNG-fueled vehicles. These considerations should be part of the decision-making process when selecting a fuel for a transportation system.

  16. Dicty_cDB: Contig-U16372-1 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available |pid:none) HIV-1 isolate Pt21Y2007 from Spain... 45 0.013 AF120188_1( AF120188 |pid:none) HIV-1 CNG250 from Republic...AF120201 |pid:none) HIV-1 CNG12 from Republic of the C... 43 0.064 DQ011171_2( DQ

  17. 46 CFR 184.240 - Gas systems.

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    2010-10-01

    ... requirements: (a) The design, installation and testing of each LPG system must meet ABYC A-1, “Marine Liquefied... design, installation and testing of each CNG system must meet ABYC A-22, “Marine Compressed Natural Gas... specified in paragraph 6-5.1 of NFPA 302. (f) If the fuel supply line of an LPG or CNG system enters...

  18. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-OANA-01-1843 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-OANA-01-1843 ref|XP_571843.1| hypothetical protein CNG00980 [Cryptococcus neof...ormans var. neoformans JEC21] gb|AAW44536.1| hypothetical protein CNG00980 [Cryptococcus neoformans var. neoformans JEC21] XP_571843.1 6.7 46% ...

  19. Compressed Natural Gas Installation. A Video-Based Training Program for Vehicle Conversion. Instructor's Edition.

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    Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

    This instructor's guide contains the materials required to teach four competency-based course units of instruction in installing compressed natural gas (CNG) systems in motor vehicles. It is designed to accompany an instructional videotape (not included) on CNG installation. The following competencies are covered in the four instructional units:…

  20. Profiling antibody responses to infections by Chlamydia abortus enables identification of potential virulence factors and candidates for serodiagnosis.

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    Vera Forsbach-Birk

    Full Text Available Enzootic abortion of ewes (EAE due to infection with the obligate intracellular pathogen Chlamydia (C. abortus is an important zoonosis leading to considerable economic loss to agriculture worldwide. The pathogen can be transmitted to humans and may lead to serious infection in pregnant women. Knowledge about epidemiology, clinical course and transmission to humans is hampered by the lack of reliable diagnostic tools. Immunoreactive proteins, which are expressed in infected animals and humans, may serve as novel candidates for diagnostic marker proteins and represent putative virulence factors. In order to broaden the spectrum of immunogenic C. abortus proteins we applied 2D immunoblot analysis and screening of an expression library using human and animal sera. We have identified 48 immunoreactive proteins representing potential diagnostic markers and also putative virulence factors, such as CAB080 (homologue of the "macrophage infectivity potentiator", MIP, CAB167 (homologue of the "translocated actin recruitment protein", TARP, CAB712 (homologue of the "chlamydial protease-like activity factor", CPAF, CAB776 (homologue of the "Polymorphic membrane protein D", PmpD, and the "hypothetical proteins" CAB063, CAB408 and CAB821, which are predicted to be type III secreted. We selected two putative virulence factors for further characterization, i.e. CAB080 (cMIP and CAB063, and studied their expression profiles at transcript and protein levels. Analysis of the subcellular localization of both proteins throughout the developmental cycle revealed CAB063 being the first C. abortus protein shown to be translocated to the host cell nucleus.

  1. A Technical Review of Compressed Natural Gas as an Alternative Fuel for Internal Combustion Engines

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    Semin

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Natural gas is promising alternative fuel to meet strict engine emission regulations in many countries. Compressed natural gas (CNG has long been used in stationary engines, but the application of CNG as a transport engines fuel has been considerably advanced over the last decade by the development of lightweight high-pressure storage cylinders. Engine conversion technology is well established and suitable conversion equipment is readily available. For spark ignition engines there are two options, a bi-fuel conversion and use a dedicated to CNG engine. For compression ignition engines converted to run on natural gas, there are two main options discussed, there are dual-fuel engines and normal ignition can be initiated. Natural gas engines can operate at lean burn and stoichiometric conditions with different combustion and emission characteristics. In this paper, the CNG engines research and development fueled using CNG are highlighted to keep the output power, torque and emissions of natural gas engines comparable to their gasoline or diesel counterparts. The high activities for future CNG engines research and development to meet future CNG engines is recorded in the paper.

  2. Climate and health relevant emissions from in-use Indian three-wheelers fueled by natural gas and gasoline.

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    Reynolds, Conor C O; Grieshop, Andrew P; Kandlikar, Milind

    2011-03-15

    Auto-rickshaws in India use different fuels and engine technologies, with varying emissions and implications for air quality and climate change. Chassis dynamometer emission testing was conducted on 30 in-use auto-rickshaws to quantify the impact of switching from gasoline to compressed natural gas (CNG) in spark-ignition engines. Thirteen test vehicles had two-stroke CNG engines (CNG-2S) and 17 had four-stroke CNG engines (CNG-4S), of which 11 were dual-fuel and operable on a back-up gasoline (petrol) system (PET-4S). Fuel-based emission factors were determined for gaseous pollutants (CO(2), CH(4), NO(X), THC, and CO) and fine particulate matter (PM(2.5)). Intervehicle variability was high, and for most pollutants there was no significant difference (95% confidence level) between "old" (1998-2001) and "new" (2007-2009) age-groups within a given fuel-technology class. Mean fuel-based PM(2.5) emission factor (mean (95% confidence interval)) for CNG-2S (14.2 g kg(-1) (6.2-26.7)) was almost 30 times higher than for CNG-4S (0.5 g kg(-1) (0.3-0.9)) and 12 times higher than for PET-4S (1.2 g kg(-1) (0.8-1.7)). Global warming commitment associated with emissions from CNG-2S was more than twice that from CNG-4S or PET-4S, due mostly to CH(4) emissions. Comprehensive measurements and data should drive policy interventions rather than assumptions about the impacts of clean fuels.

  3. Main: CGF1ATCAB2 [PLACE

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    Full Text Available CGF1ATCAB2 S000213 11-May-2006 (last modified) kehi CGF-1 binding site in the Arabidopsis (A.t.) ca...pilation of related GT elements and factors, see Villain et al. (1996); CGF; cab; cab2; CGF-1; GT; leaf; shoot; Arabidopsis thaliana; GATAAAGATTACTTCAGATATAACAAACGTTAC ... ...b2 gene promoter; CGF-1=CAB GATA Factor 1; Found at -74 to -42; Contains a highly conserved,

  4. 41 CFR 101-26.501-2 - Standardized buying programs.

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    2010-07-01

    ... and 6×4 cab-chassis, stake, van, dump, and truck-tractor; 19,000 to 60,000 pounds GVWR. (ii) 4×4 and 6×4 cab-chassis, stake, dump, and truck-tractor; 26,000 to 52,000 pounds GVWR. (iii) 1,200 and 2,000... Federal Specification No. KKK-A-1822): Type I, modular body on cab-chassis; Type II, van body with...

  5. Emission of a Dual-Fuel Turbocharged Compression Ignition Engine

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    Rózycki, Andrzej

    2012-02-01

    The paper describes the results of a four-cylinder dual fuel turbocharged compression ignition engine. The aim of the study was to determine the maximum CNG share in thefuel mixture delivered into the cylinder. Analysis of the investigation results showed that the CNG energy share in the fuel charge delivered into the cylinder can reach 45%. At that level of CNG energy share a 15% reduction in maximum torque is achieved in comparison with the standard fuelling. The unburnt hydrocarbon emission increases significantly. Emissions of other principal pollutants reach values comparable with those obtained at standard fuelling.

  6. Suppression of mTOR pathway and induction of autophagy-dependent cell death by cabergoline.

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    Lin, Shao Jian; Leng, Zhi Gen; Guo, Yu Hang; Cai, Lin; Cai, Yu; Li, Ning; Shang, Han Bing; Le, Wei-Dong; Zhao, Wei Guo; Wu, Zhe Bao

    2015-11-17

    Cabergoline (CAB), the first-line drug for treatment of prolactinomas, is effective in suppressing prolactin hypersecretion, reducing tumor size, and restoring gonadal function. However, mechanisms for CAB-mediated tumor shrinkage are largely unknown. Here we report a novel cytotoxic mechanism for CAB. CAB induced formation of autophagosome in rat pituitary tumor MMQ and GH3 cells at the early stage through inhibiting mTOR pathway, resulting in higher conversion rates of LC3-I to LC3-II, GFP-LC3 aggregation, and increased autophagosome formation. Interestingly, CAB treatment augmented lysosome acidification and resulted in impaired proteolytic degradation within autolysosomes. This blocked the autophagic flux, leading to the accumulation of p62 aggregation and undigested autolysosomes. Knockdown of ATG7, ATG5, or Becn1, could significantly rescue the CAB-mediated cell death of MMQ cells (p < 0.05). CAB-induced autophagy and blockade of autophagy flux participated in antitumoral action in vivo. In conclusion, our study provides evidence that CAB concomitantly induces autophagy and inhibits the autophagic flux, leading to autophagy-dependent cell death. These findings elucidate novel mechanisms for CAB action. PMID:26513171

  7. 49 CFR 236.552 - Insulation resistance; requirement.

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    2010-10-01

    ..., INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF SIGNAL AND TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Automatic Train Stop, Train Control and Cab Signal Systems Rules and Instructions; Locomotives §...

  8. Coral-Associated Bacteria as a Promising Antibiofilm Agent against Methicillin-Resistant and -Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms

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    Shanmugaraj Gowrishankar

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The current study deals with the evaluation of two coral-associated bacterial (CAB extracts to inhibit the biofilm synthesis in vitro as well as the virulence production like hemolysin and exopolysaccharide (EPS, and also to assess their ability to modify the adhesion properties, that is cell surface hydrophobicity (CSH of methicillin-resistant (MRSA and -susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA. Out of nine CAB screened, the ethyl acetate extract of CAB-E2 (Bacillus firmus and CAB-E4 (Vibrio parahemolyticus have shown excellent antibiofilm activity against S. aureus. CAB-E2 reduced the production of EPS (57–79% and hemolysin (43–70%, which ultimately resulted in the significant inhibition of biofilms (80–87% formed by both MRSA and MSSA. Similarly, CAB-E4 was also found to decrease the production of EPS (43–57%, hemolysin (43–57% and biofilms (80–85% of test pathogens. CLSM analysis also proved the antibiofilm efficacy of CAB extracts. Furthermore, the CAB extracts strongly decreased the CSH of S. aureus. Additionally, FT-IR analysis of S. aureus treated with CAB extracts evidenced the reduction in cellular components compared to their respective controls. Thus, the present study reports for the first time, B. firmus—a coral-associated bacterium, as a promising source of antibiofilm agent against the recalcitrant biofilms formed by multidrug resistant S. aureus.

  9. INDOT Fleet Management Strategies: Implementing Alternative Fuel Technologies

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    Rudolph, Joseph

    2012-01-01

    This session will discuss INDOT’s initiative to introduce vechicles fueled by propane and compressed natural gas (CNG) to their fleet. Successes to date will be shared as well as recommendations for fleet managers considering these alternative technologies.

  10. Salt Bridges and Gating in the COOH-terminal Region of HCN2 and CNGA1 Channels

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    Craven, Kimberley B.; Zagotta, William N.

    2004-01-01

    Hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-modulated (HCN) channels and cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG) channels are activated by the direct binding of cyclic nucleotides. The intracellular COOH-terminal regions exhibit high sequence similarity in all HCN and CNG channels. This region contains the cyclic nucleotide-binding domain (CNBD) and the C-linker region, which connects the CNBD to the pore. Recently, the structure of the HCN2 COOH-terminal region was solved and shown to contain inters...

  11. Anaplastic lymphoma kinase gene copy number gain in inflammatory breast cancer (IBC: prevalence, clinicopathologic features and prognostic implication.

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    Min Hwan Kim

    Full Text Available Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC is the most aggressive form of breast cancer, and its molecular pathogenesis still remains to be elucidated. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and implication of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK copy number change in IBC patients.We retrospectively collected formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumor tissues and medical records of IBC patients from several institutes in Korea. ALK gene copy number change and rearrangement were assessed by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH assay, and ALK expression status was evaluated by immunohistochemical (IHC staining.Thirty-six IBC patients including those with HER2 (+ breast cancer (16/36, 44.4% and triple-negative breast cancer (13/36, 36.1% were enrolled in this study. ALK copy number gain (CNG was observed in 47.2% (17/36 of patients, including one patient who harbored ALK gene amplification. ALK CNG (+ patients showed significantly worse overall survival compared to ALK CNG (- patients in univariate analysis (24.9 months vs. 38.1 months, p = 0.033. Recurrence free survival (RFS after curative mastectomy was also significantly shorter in ALK CNG (+ patients than in ALK CNG (- patients (n = 22, 12.7 months vs. 43.3 months, p = 0.016. Multivariate Cox regression analysis with adjustment for HER2 and ER statuses showed significantly poorer RFS for ALK CNG (+ patients (HR 5.63, 95% CI 1.11-28.44, p = 0.037.This study shows a significant presence of ALK CNG in IBC patients, and ALK CNG was associated with significantly poorer RFS.

  12. Examining the Optimal Fuel Type for Urban Bus Operations

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    CAULFIELD, BRIAN

    2010-01-01

    PUBLISHED Washington D.C. Public service fleets offer an attractive option for introducing renewable fuels and alternative technologies on a large scale, which allow for the reduction of both greenhouse gas emissions and exhaust air pollutants. This paper ex amines the use of biomethane (bio-CNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) for part of the bus fleet in Dublin. Dublin is typical of many international urban centres with a large bus fleet; therefore the results...

  13. A Technical Review of Compressed Natural Gas as an Alternative Fuel for Internal Combustion Engines

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    Semin; Rosli A. Bakar

    2008-01-01

    Natural gas is promising alternative fuel to meet strict engine emission regulations in many countries. Compressed natural gas (CNG) has long been used in stationary engines, but the application of CNG as a transport engines fuel has been considerably advanced over the last decade by the development of lightweight high-pressure storage cylinders. Engine conversion technology is well established and suitable conversion equipment is readily available. For spark ignition engines there are two op...

  14. Dicty_cDB: Contig-U16442-1 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available EU908762 |pid:none) HIV-1 isolate pt4W24 from Italy in... 45 0.008 AF120188_1( AF120188 |pid:none) HIV-1 CNG250 from Republic...1 isolate luBF_21.06 from Luxe... 43 0.038 AF120201_1( AF120201 |pid:none) HIV-1 CNG12 from Republic

  15. Compressed natural gas fueled vehicles: The Houston experience

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    The report describes the experience of the City of Houston in defining the compressed natural gas fueled vehicle research scope and issues. It details the ways in which the project met initial expectations, and how the project scope, focus, and duration were adjusted in response to unanticipated results. It provides examples of real world successes and failures in efforts to commercialize basic research in adapting a proven technology (natural gas) to a noncommercially proven application (vehicles). Phase one of the demonstration study investigates, develops, documents, and disseminates information regarding the economic, operational, and environmental implications of utilizing compressed natural gas (CNG) in various truck fueling applications. The four (4) truck classes investigated are light duty gasoline trucks, medium duty gasoline trucks, medium duty diesel trucks and heavy duty diesel trucks. The project researches aftermarket CNG conversions for the first three vehicle classes and original equipment manufactured (OEM) CNG vehicles for light duty gasoline and heavy duty diesel classes. In phase two of the demonstration project, critical issues are identified and assessed with respect to implementing use of CNG fueled vehicles in a large vehicle fleet. These issues include defining changes in local, state, and industry CNG fueled vehicle related codes and standards; addressing vehicle fuel storage limitations; using standardized vehicle emission testing procedures and results; and resolving CNG refueling infrastructure implementation issues and related cost factors. The report identifies which CNG vehicle fueling options were tried and failed and which were tried and succeeded, with and without modifications. The conclusions include a caution regarding overly optimistic assessments of CNG vehicle technology at the initiation of the project.

  16. Exhaust energy conversion by thermoelectric generator: Two case studies

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    This study reports predictions of the power and fuel savings produced by thermoelectric generators (TEG) placed in the exhaust stream of a sports utility vehicle (SUV) and a stationary, compressed-natural-gas-fueled engine generator set (CNG). Results are obtained for generators using either commercially-available bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3) or quantum-well (QW) thermoelectric material. The simulated tests are at constant speed in the SUV case and at constant AC power load in the CNG case. The simulations make use of the capabilities of ADVISOR 2002, the vehicle modeling system, supplemented with code to describe the thermoelectric generator system. The increase in power between the QW- and Bi2Te3-based generators was about three times for the SUV and seven times for the CNG generator under the same simulation conditions. The relative fuel savings for the SUV averaged around -0.2% using Bi2Te3 and 1.25% using QW generators. For the CNG case the fuel savings was around 0.4% using Bi2Te3 and around 3% using QW generators. The negative fuel gains in the SUV were caused by parasitic losses. The power to transport the TEG system weight was the dominant parasitic loss for the SUV but was absent in the CNG generator. The lack of space constraint and the absence of parasitic loss from the TEG system weight in the CNG case allowed an increase in the TEG system size to generate more power.

  17. 76 FR 49834 - Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2009 Dodge RAM 1500 Laramie Crew...

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    2011-08-11

    ... in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78). How to read comments submitted... Nonconforming 2009 Dodge RAM 1500 Laramie Crew Cab Trucks Manufactured for the Mexican Market Are Eligible for... a petition for a decision that 2009 Dodge RAM 1500 Laramie Crew Cab trucks manufactured for...

  18. Controlled and high throughput fabrication of poly(trimethylene terphthalate) nanofibers via melt extrusion of immiscible blends

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    Immiscible blends of cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB) and poly(trimethylene terephthalate) (PTT) were melt extruded through a two strand rod die. The extrudates were hot-drawn at the die exit at different draw ratios. PTT fibers were obtained by removal of the CAB matrix from the drawn extrudates, a...

  19. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-ATHA-04-0005 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-ATHA-04-0005 ref|NP_192574.1| Ulp1 protease family protein [Arabidopsis thaliana...] emb|CAB52556.1| putative protein [Arabidopsis thaliana] emb|CAB77959.1| putative protein [Arabidopsis thaliana] NP_192574.1 1e-118 99% ...

  20. De invloed van kortere remtijden op de verkeersveiligheid : beschouwingen over een gecombineerd gas- en rempedaal.

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    Kampen, L.T.B. van & Schoon, C.C.

    1991-01-01

    A combined accelerator-brake pedal in passenger cars is a device that combines the accelerating and braking functions in one pedal. This device is known as the CAB system. The aim of the CAB system is to save the time that is normally spent in moving the foot from the accelerator to the brake pedal.

  1. 49 CFR 236.588 - Periodic test.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Periodic test. 236.588 Section 236.588..., Train Control and Cab Signal Systems Inspection and Tests; Locomotive § 236.588 Periodic test. Except as provided in § 236.586, periodic test of the automatic train stop, train control, or cab signal...

  2. Understanding Disproportionate Representation in Special Education by Examining Group Differences in Behavior Ratings

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    Peters, Christina D.; Kranzler, John H.; Algina, James; Smith, Stephen W.; Daunic, Ann P.

    2014-01-01

    The aim of the current study was to examine mean-group differences on behavior rating scales and variables that may predict such differences. Sixty-five teachers completed the Clinical Assessment of Behavior-Teacher Form (CAB-T) for a sample of 982 students. Four outcome variables from the CAB-T were assessed. Hierarchical linear modeling was used…

  3. Applications of a plane wave based room correction system for low frequencies using multiple loudspeakers

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    Celestinos, Adrian; Nielsen, Sofus Birkedal

    2008-01-01

    System (CABS) produces uniform sound field at low frequencies. This is performed by utilizing loudspeakers at the front wall and extra loudspeakers at the opposite wall, processed to remove the rear-wall reflection of a rectangular room. Effectiveness of CABS on different room scenarios has been...

  4. Early Identification of High-Ability Students: Clinical Assessment of Behavior

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    Bracken, Bruce A.; Brown, Elissa F.

    2008-01-01

    This study investigated the ability of teachers to accurately rate the cognitive and academic functioning of 1,375 students in kindergarten through the third grade on the Clinical Assessment of Behavior (CAB), as compared to two objective cognitive ability tests. CAB teacher ratings were compared for high-ability students who were currently…

  5. 49 CFR 236.557 - Receiver; location with respect to rail.

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    2010-10-01

    ..., INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF SIGNAL AND TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Automatic Train Stop, Train Control and Cab Signal Systems Rules and Instructions; Locomotives § 236.557 Receiver... automatic cab signal, train stop, or train control device of locomotive equipped with onboard test...

  6. 49 CFR 236.586 - Daily or after trip test.

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    2010-10-01

    ..., MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF SIGNAL AND TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Automatic Train Stop, Train Control and Cab Signal Systems Inspection and Tests; Locomotive § 236.586 Daily or after trip test..., each locomotive equipped with an automatic cab signal or train stop or train control device...

  7. 77 FR 32594 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2012-06-01

    ... advise the groups on an ad hoc basis (Special Advisors). The Bureau seeks to collect selection-related... nominated to the CAB and will aid the Bureau in its selection of members for other Advisory Groups. The... Groups. Once selected, Bureau staff may ask members of CAB and other Advisory Groups and Special...

  8. Bayesian object-based estimation of LAI and chlorophyll from a simulated Sentinel-2 top-of-atmosphere radiance image

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    Laurent, V.C.E.; Schaepman, M.E.; Verhoef, W.; Weyermann, J.; Chavez Oyanadel, R.O.

    2014-01-01

    Leaf area index (LAI) and chlorophyll content (Cab) are important vegetation variables which can be monitored using remote sensing (RS). Physically-based approaches have higher transferability and are therefore better suited than empirically-based approaches for estimating LAI and Cab at global scal

  9. Drug interaction profile of the HIV integrase inhibitor cabotegravir: assessment from in vitro studies and a clinical investigation with midazolam.

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    Reese, Melinda J; Bowers, Gary D; Humphreys, Joan E; Gould, Elizabeth P; Ford, Susan L; Webster, Lindsey O; Polli, Joseph W

    2016-01-01

    1. Cabotegravir (CAB; GSK1265744) is a potent HIV integrase inhibitor in clinical development as an oral lead-in tablet and long-acting injectable for the treatment and prevention of HIV infection. 2. This work investigated if CAB was a substrate for efflux transporters, the potential for CAB to interact with drug-metabolizing enzymes and transporters to cause clinical drug interactions, and the effect of CAB on the pharmacokinetics of midazolam, a CYP3A4 probe substrate, in humans. 3. CAB is a substrate for Pgp and BCRP; however, its high intrinsic membrane permeability limits the impact of these transporters on its intestinal absorption. 4. At clinically relevant concentrations, CAB did not inhibit or induce any of the CYP or UGT enzymes evaluated in vitro and had no effect on the clinical pharmacokinetics of midazolam. 5. CAB is an inhibitor of OAT1 (IC50 0.81 µM) and OAT3 (IC50 0.41 µM) but did not or only weakly inhibited Pgp, BCRP, MRP2, MRP4, MATE1, MATE2-K, OATP1B1, OATP1B3, OCT1, OCT2 or BSEP. 6. Based on regulatory guidelines and quantitative extrapolations, CAB has a low propensity to cause clinically significant drug interactions, except for coadministration with OAT1 or OAT3 substrates. PMID:26340566

  10. Country analysis briefs: 1994. Profiles of major world energy producers, consumers, and transport centers

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    1995-05-01

    Country Analysis Briefs: 1994 is a compilation of country profiles prepared by the Energy Markets and Contingency Information Division (EMCID) of the Office of Energy Markets and End Use. EMCID maintains Country Analysis Briefs (CABs) for specific countries or geographical areas that are important to world energy markets. As a general rule, CABs are prepared for all members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), major non-OPEC oil producers (i.e., the North Sea, Russia), major energy transit areas (i.e., Ukraine), and other areas of current interest to energy analysts and policy makers. As of January 1995, EMCID maintained over 40 CABs, updated on an annual schedule and subject to revision as events warrant. This report includes 25 CABs updated during 1994. All CABs contain a profile section, a map showing the country`s location, and a narrative section. The profile section includes outlines of the country`s economy, energy sector, and environment. The narrative provides further information and discussion of these topics. Some CABs also include a detailed map displaying locations of major oil and gas fields, pipelines, ports, etc. These maps were created as a result of special individual requests and so are not typically a standard feature of the CABs. They are presented here wherever available as a supplement to the information contained in the CABs.

  11. Highly Scalable Trip Grouping for Large Scale Collective Transportation Systems

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    Gidofalvi, Gyozo; Pedersen, Torben Bach; Risch, Tore;

    2008-01-01

    Transportation-related problems, like road congestion, parking, and pollution, are increasing in most cities. In order to reduce traffic, recent work has proposed methods for vehicle sharing, for example for sharing cabs by grouping "closeby" cab requests and thus minimizing transportation cost...

  12. ALP conversion and the soft X-ray excess in the outskirts of the Coma cluster

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    It was recently found that the soft X-ray excess in the center of the Coma cluster can be fitted by conversion of axion-like-particles (ALPs) of a cosmic axion background (CAB) to photons. We extend this analysis to the outskirts of Coma, including regions up to 5 Mpc from the center of the cluster. We extract the excess soft X-ray flux from ROSAT All-Sky Survey data and compare it to the expected flux from ALP to photon conversion of a CAB. The soft X-ray excess both in the center and the outskirts of Coma can be simultaneously fitted by ALP to photon conversion of a CAB. Given the uncertainties of the cluster magnetic field in the outskirts we constrain the parameter space of the CAB. In particular, an upper limit on the CAB mean energy and a range of allowed ALP-photon couplings are derived

  13. ALP conversion and the soft X-ray excess in the outskirts of the Coma cluster

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    Kraljic, David; Rummel, Markus; Conlon, Joseph P., E-mail: David.Kraljic@physics.ox.ac.uk, E-mail: Markus.Rummel@physics.ox.ac.uk, E-mail: j.conlon1@physics.ox.ac.uk [Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford, 1 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3NP (United Kingdom)

    2015-01-01

    It was recently found that the soft X-ray excess in the center of the Coma cluster can be fitted by conversion of axion-like-particles (ALPs) of a cosmic axion background (CAB) to photons. We extend this analysis to the outskirts of Coma, including regions up to 5 Mpc from the center of the cluster. We extract the excess soft X-ray flux from ROSAT All-Sky Survey data and compare it to the expected flux from ALP to photon conversion of a CAB. The soft X-ray excess both in the center and the outskirts of Coma can be simultaneously fitted by ALP to photon conversion of a CAB. Given the uncertainties of the cluster magnetic field in the outskirts we constrain the parameter space of the CAB. In particular, an upper limit on the CAB mean energy and a range of allowed ALP-photon couplings are derived.

  14. The Analysis of the Problem of Urban Transportation from the Perspective of Game Theory:A Case Study of the Improvement and Rectification of the Gypsy Cab Drivers%“钓鱼执法”的利益博弈与机制分析

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    陈元志

    2013-01-01

    在城市基础设施和公共交通发展仍然面临瓶颈的特定时期,容纳黑车有可能会成为政府的无奈之举.执法部门为了提高打击黑车的积极性,允许将罚款收入按照一定比例用于奖励执法人员.这样的机制设计,有可能使得执法部门的诉求由公共福利水平最大化偏离到部门利益最大化.

  15. 竹炭有机肥对有机卷心菜叶绿素荧光特性和相对叶绿素含量的影响%Effect of bamboo charcoal organic fertilizer on chlorophyll fluores-cence characteristics and relative chlorophyll content of organic cab-bage

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    马锦丽; 黄鹤凤; 江洪; 舒海燕; 张金梦; 吴丹娜; 孙文文; 吴孟霖; 方成圆; 陈晓峰

    2015-01-01

    Selecting organic cabbage in Chongming of Shanghai dol y farm as the research object, and set up three bamboo charcoal organic fertilizer processing:BC180 (180 kg/20 m × 20 m), BC60 (60 kg/20 m × 20 m), CK (control), During July(Rosette period) and August(Fruit period) in 2014, its chlorophyl fluorescence kinetics parameter and relative chlorophyl content is determined by a random and relative method, in order to analyze the influence of bamboo charcoal organic fertilizer on the organic cabbage.The results showed that different growth period under the same processing, organic cabbage leaf blade light systemⅡ(PSⅡ), initial fluorescence (F0), the largest fluorescence (Fm), maximum photochemical efficiency (Fv/Fm), potential photosynthetic activity (Fv/F0), the actual photochemical efficiency (Yield) were rosette period > fruit period; Apparent photosynthetic electron transport rate (ETR), coefficient of photochemical quenching (qP) and relative chlorophyl content (SPAD) was fruit period>rosette period. The same growth period under different processing, Fv/Fm, Fv/F0, Yield, ETR, qP were increasing as fertilizer rate increasing, NPQ increases during rosette period, and became lower during knot bal period. Different growth period and fertilizer's interaction on Fm, Fv/Fm, Fv/F0, NPQ were very significant (P结球期;表观光合电子传递速率(ETR)、光化学淬灭系数(qP)、相对叶绿素含量(SPAD)为结球期>莲座期。同一生长期不同处理下,Fv/Fm、Fv/F0、Yield、ETR、qP均是随着施肥量增加而增加,NPQ则为莲座期增加,结球期又降低。不同生长期不同施肥量交互作用对Fm、Fv/Fm、Fv/F0、NPQ影响极显著(P<0.01),对qP影响显著(P<0.05)。这说明增施竹炭有机肥对有机卷心菜叶绿素荧光指标和相对叶绿素含量有显著影响,且BC60处理下更有助于其光合固碳,增加产量,符合低碳有机农业宗旨。

  16. Genetic diversity of ATP synthase cab subunits amplified from Streptococcus mutans clinical isolates from Uyghur children with different caries susceptibility%维吾尔族不同龋敏感儿童变形链球菌临床分离株质子转运ATP合酶亚基cab基因遗传多态性研究

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    刘震华; 连冰洁; 赵今

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate the aciduricity and genetic diversity of ATP synthase subunit gene uncEBF derived from Uyghur children Streptococcus mutans (Sm) clinical isolates and the relationship between the genetic diversity of ATP synthase and Sm aciduric ability and cavies susceptibility.Methods Forty-one Sm strains derived from 24 caries-active individuals and 17 caries-free individuals,including 16 strains displaying high acid tolerance and 17 strains displaying low acid tolerance.Solutions of all isolated Sm with same density were made and cultured at pH 4.0 to 7.0 brain heart infusion(BHI) liquid.Terminal growth situation was compared.Gene uncEBF of these isolates were amplified with specific primers from Sm genomic DNA,and the polymerase chain reaction(PCR) products were analyzed by PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and sequenced. Results Aciduric ability of Sm isolated from the high caries-susceptible children were higher than that isolated from caries-free group(P =0.023).Alu Ⅰ digested fragments of uncEBF displayed two different patterns A and B.The distributions of A and B genotype strains with different acidurance were different ( P =0.039 ). A genotype included 7 strains displaying high acid tolerance and 2 strains displaying low acid tolerance; B genotype included 9 strains displaying highacid tolerance and 15 strains displaying low acid tolerance.The distributions of A and B genotype strains in different caries-sensitivity groups were different( P =0.009 ).A genotype included 7 high caries-susceptible strains and 12 caries-free strains;B genotype included 17 high caries-susceptible strains and 5 caries-free strain.Some of these amplified uncEBF genes from different genotype were sequenced and testified that there existed variation of Alu Ⅰ recognized sites.Conclusions The high cariogenecity of Sm strains isolated from caries-active children shows a close relationship with the high aciduric ability of the isolated Sm strains.uncEBF gene of Sm F-ATPase obviously exhibits genetic diversity.%目的 探讨新疆维吾尔族不同龋敏感儿童变形链球菌临床分离株耐酸性及耐酸因子质子转运ATP合酶亚基cab基因多态性与耐酸力和龋敏感性的相关性,以期为新疆维吾尔族儿童龋病防治提供依据.方法 选取新疆维吾尔族自治区乌鲁木齐市3~5岁维吾尔族高龋(龋失补牙数≥5)和无龋(龋失补牙数=0)儿童口腔中分离的变形链球菌24和17株,采用紫外分光光度计测定540 nm处吸光度值,比较不同pH条件下细菌的生长情况并筛选出16株高耐酸、17株低耐酸菌株,以特异引物从细菌组DNA扩增uncEBF,采用聚合酶链反应-限制性片段长度多态性分析技术对酶切图谱行基因分型,结合核酸测序技术比较导致基因型突变的位点.结果 pH值为5.0时,高龋者变形链球菌生长能力[A值为(0.702 ±0.157)]较无龋者[A值为(0.372±0.123)]强,差异有统计学意义(P =0.023);不同限制性片段长度多态性分析产生不同的基因型,测序结果证实了导致多态性出现的基因变异位点;其中内切酶Alu Ⅰ产生的A基因型在高、低耐酸力菌株中的分布分别为7和2株,B基因型在高、低耐酸力菌株中的分布分别为9和15株,基因型分布在不同耐酸力菌株中差异有统计学意义(P=0.039);A基因型在无龋、高龋儿童菌株中的分布分别为12和7株,B基因型在无龋、高龋儿童菌株中的分布分别为5和17株,基因型分布在不同龋敏感菌株中差异有统计学意义(P=0.009).结论 维吾尔族高龋儿童口腔中变形链球菌临床分离株具有高致龋性,且耐酸因子质子转运ATP合酶亚基联合基因uncEBF具有明显的基因多态性,不同基因型uncEBF分布与耐酸力及龋敏感性具有相关性.

  17. Second attempt of Cabergoline withdrawal in patients with prolactinomas after a failed first attempt : is it worthwhile?

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    Lucio eVilar

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Successful discontinuation of cabergoline (CAB treatment has been reported in 31 to 74% of prolactinomas patients treated for at least two years. In contrast, it is not well established whether CAB therapy can be successfully withdrawn after a failed first attempt. This prospective open trial was designed to address this topic and to try to identify possible predictor factors.Among 180 patients with prolactinomas on CAB therapy, the authors selected those who fulfilled very strict criteria, particularly additional CAB therapy for at least 2 years, normalization of serum prolactin (PRL levels following CAB restart, no tumor remnant > 10 mm, no previous pituitary radiotherapy or surgery; and current CAB dose ≤1.0 mg/week. Recurrence was defined as an increase of PRL levels above the upper limit of normal.A total of 34 patients (70.6% female treated with CAB for 24-30 months were recruited. Ten patients (29.4 % remained without evidence of recurrence after 24–26 months of follow-up. Twenty-four patients (70.6% recurred within 15 months (75% within 12 months after drug withdrawal and ~80% were restarted CAB. Median time to recurrence was 10.5 months (range, 3–15. Despite overlapping values, non-recurring patients had significantly lower mean PRL levels before withdrawal. Moreover, the recurrence rate was lower in subjects without visible tumor on pituitary MRI than in those with small remnant tumor (60 vs. 79%, though the difference was not statistically significant (P= 0.20. No other characteristic could be identified as a predictor of successful CAB discontinuation.In conclusion, a second attempt of CAB withdrawal after 2 additional years of therapy may be successful, particularly in patients with lower PRL levels and no visible tumor on pituitary MRI. Close monitoring of PRL level is mandatory, especially within the first year after withdrawal, where most recurrences are detected.

  18. Impulsivity and alcohol demand in relation to combined alcohol and caffeine use.

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    Amlung, Michael; Few, Lauren R; Howland, Jonathan; Rohsenow, Damaris J; Metrik, Jane; MacKillop, James

    2013-12-01

    Problematic alcohol use among college students continues to be a prominent concern in the United States, including the growing trend of consuming caffeinated alcoholic beverages (CABs). Epidemiologically, CAB use is associated with incremental risks from drinking, although these relationships could be due to common predisposing factors rather than specifically due to CABs. This study investigated the relationship between CAB use, alcohol misuse, and person-level characteristics, including impulsive personality traits, delayed reward discounting, and behavioral economic demand for alcohol use. Participants were 273 regularly drinking undergraduate students. Frequency of CAB use was assessed over the past month. A multidimensional assessment of impulsivity included the UPPS-P questionnaire, which measures positive and negative urgency, premeditation (lack thereof), perseverance (lack thereof), and sensation seeking (Lynam, Smith, Whiteside, & Cyders, 2007), and a validated questionnaire-based measure of delayed reward discounting. Demand was assessed via a hypothetical alcohol purchase task. Frequency of CAB consumption was significantly higher in men than in women and was also associated with higher impulsivity on the majority of the UPPS-P subscales, steeper delayed reward discounting, and greater demand for alcohol. Significant correlations between CAB use and both alcohol demand and lack of premeditation remained present after including level of alcohol misuse in partial correlations. In a hierarchical linear regression incorporating demographic, demand, and impulsivity variables, CAB frequency continued to be a significant predictor of hazardous alcohol use. These results suggest that although there are significant associations between CAB consumption and gender, impulsivity, and alcohol demand, CAB use continues to be associated with alcohol misuse after controlling for these variables. PMID:24364537

  19. A comparative life cycle assessment of diesel and compressed natural gas powered refuse collection vehicles in a Canadian city

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    Consumers and organizations worldwide are searching for low-carbon alternatives to conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and their impact on the environment. A comprehensive technique used to estimate overall cost and environmental impact of vehicles is known as life cycle assessment (LCA). In this article, a comparative LCA of diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG) powered heavy duty refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) is conducted. The analysis utilizes real-time operational data obtained from the City of Surrey in British Columbia, Canada. The impact of the two alternative vehicles is assessed from various points in their life. No net gain in energy use is found when a diesel powered RCV is replaced by a CNG powered RCV. However, significant reductions (approximately 24% CO2-equivalent) in GHG and criteria air contaminant (CAC) emissions are obtained. Moreover, fuel cost estimations based on 2011 price levels and a 5-year lifetime for both RCVs reveal that considerable cost savings may be achieved by switching to CNG vehicles. Thus, CNG RCVs are not only favorable in terms of reduced climate change impact but also cost effective compared to conventional diesel RCVs, and provide a viable and realistic near-term strategy for cities and municipalities to reduce GHG emissions. - Highlights: ► Life cycle analysis is performed on two alternative refuse collection vehicle technologies. ► Real-time operational data obtained by the City of Surrey in British Columbia are utilized. ► The life cycle energy use is similar for diesel and CNG RCVs. ► A 24% reduction of GHG emissions (CO2-equivalent) may be realized by switching from diesel to CNG. ► CNG RCVs are estimated to be cost effective and may lead to reduced fuel costs.

  20. Protonated form: the potent form of potassium-competitive acid blockers.

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    Hua-Jun Luo

    Full Text Available Potassium-competitive acid blockers (P-CABs are highly safe and active drugs targeting H+,K+-ATPase to cure acid-related gastric diseases. In this study, we for the first time investigate the interaction mechanism between the protonated form of P-CABs and human H+,K+-ATPase using homology modeling, molecular docking, molecular dynamics and binding free energy calculation methods. The results explain why P-CABs have higher activities with higher pKa values or at lower pH. With positive charge, the protonated forms of P-CABs have more competitive advantage to block potassium ion into luminal channel and to bind with H+,K+-ATPase via electrostatic interactions. The binding affinity of the protonated form is more favorable than that of the neutral P-CABs. In particular, Asp139 should be a very important binding site for the protonated form of P-CABs through hydrogen bonds and electrostatic interactions. These findings could promote the rational design of novel P-CABs.

  1. Insights into tRNA-Dependent Amidotransferase Evolution and Catalysis from the Structure of the Aquifex aeolicus Enzyme

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    WU, Jing; Bu, Weishu; Sheppard, Kelly; Kitabatake, Makoto; Kwon, Suk-Tae; Söll, Dieter; Smith, Janet L.

    2009-01-01

    Many bacteria form Gln-tRNAGln and Asn-tRNAAsn by conversion of the misacylated Glu-tRNAGln and Asp-tRNAAsn species catalyzed by the GatCAB amidotransferase in the presence of ATP and an amide donor (glutamine or asparagine). Here we report the crystal structures of GatCAB from the hyperthermophilic bacterium Aquifex aeolicus complexed with glutamine, asparagine, aspartate, ADP, or ATP. In contrast to the Staphylococcus aureus GatCAB, the A. aeolicus enzyme formed acyl-enzyme intermediates wi...

  2. Structural dynamics modeling and testing of the Department of Energy tractor/trailer combination

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    Field, R.V. Jr.; Hurtado, J.E.; Carne, T.G.; Dohrmann, C.R.

    1996-12-31

    This study presents a combined analytical and experimental effort to characterize and improve the ride quality of the Department of Energy tractor/trailer combination. The focus is to augment the experimental test results with the use of a high quality computer model. The discussion includes an overview of the finite element model of the vehicle and experimental modal test results. System identification techniques are employed to update the mathematical model. The validated model is then used to illustrate the benefits of incorporating two major design changes, namely the switch from a separate cab/sleeper configuration to an integrated cab, and the use of a cab suspension system.

  3. Manejo Integral de Agua y Suelo en Centroamérica. Bases científicas para el desarrollo rural comunitario.

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    Algeet Abarquero, Nur; Fernández Moya, Jesús; Lianes Revilla, Elena; Marchamalo Sacristán, Miguel; Martínez Marín, Rubén; Rejas, Juan Gregorio; Alvarado, Alfredo; Abreu, A; Perez, Alexandra; Irias, Alicia; Sanchez, Alexis; Avarela, A.; Aguirre, Carmen; Cruz, Mirna; Moreno, Eduardo

    2012-01-01

    Este libro recoge los frutos de la colaboración y trabajo conjunto de un grupo de Universidades Iberoamericanas entre 2007 y 2012 el marco de las actividades del Programa de Cooperación Comunidad, Agua y Bosque en Centroamérica (CAB Centroamérica, http://www2.caminos.upm.es/Departamentos/imt/Topografia/Cab/cab.html ). Las actividades se han realizado con el apoyo del Programa de Cooperación Universitaria PCI-AECID IBEROAMÉRICA, de la Dirección de Cooperación para el Desarrollo de la Universid...

  4. Role of cyclic nucleotide-gated channels in the modulation of mouse hippocampal neurogenesis.

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    Full Text Available Neural stem cells generate neurons in the hippocampal dentate gyrus in mammals, including humans, throughout adulthood. Adult hippocampal neurogenesis has been the focus of many studies due to its relevance in processes such as learning and memory and its documented impairment in some neurodegenerative diseases. However, we are still far from having a complete picture of the mechanism regulating this process. Our study focused on the possible role of cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG channels. These voltage-independent channels activated by cyclic nucleotides, first described in retinal and olfactory receptors, have been receiving increasing attention for their involvement in several brain functions. Here we show that the rod-type, CNGA1, and olfactory-type, CNGA2, subunits are expressed in hippocampal neural stem cells in culture and in situ in the hippocampal neurogenic niche of adult mice. Pharmacological blockade of CNG channels did not affect cultured neural stem cell proliferation but reduced their differentiation towards the neuronal phenotype. The membrane permeant cGMP analogue, 8-Br-cGMP, enhanced neural stem cell differentiation to neurons and this effect was prevented by CNG channel blockade. In addition, patch-clamp recording from neuron-like differentiating neural stem cells revealed cGMP-activated currents attributable to ion flow through CNG channels. The current work provides novel insights into the role of CNG channels in promoting hippocampal neurogenesis, which may prove to be relevant for stem cell-based treatment of cognitive impairment and brain damage.

  5. Development of Dual Fuel Single Cylinder Natural Gas Engine an Analysis and Experimental Investigation for Performance and Emission

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    Syed Kaleemuddin

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The present study reports the experimental investigations carried and upgradation of 395 cc air cooled engine to dual fuel (CNG/Gasoline application. The original 395 cc direct injection naturally aspirated, air cooled diesel engine was first converted to run on Gasoline by addition of electronic ignition system and reduction in compression ratio to suit both gasoline and CNG application. CFX software has been employed to calculate and improve the cooling capacity of engine with the use of CNG. Materials of major engine components were reviewed to suit CNG application. The engine was subsequently tuned with dual multi-mapped ignition timing for bi-fuel stoichiometric operation on engine dynamometer and then fitted on a 3-Wheeler vehicle. The vehicle was optimized on a chassis dynamometer to meet the proposed Bharat Stage-III norms. The engine has passed current BS-II emission norms with 48% margin in CO emission and 76% margin in NMHC (Non-Methane Hydrocarbons and Extensive trials were conducted on engine and vehicle to optimize with CNG kit and minimum loaded three way cat-con to finally to met proposed BS-III norms.

  6. Natural gas application in light- and heavy-duty vehicles in Brazil: panorama, technological routes and perspectives

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    Machado, Guilherme Bastos, Cordeiro de Melo, Tadeu Cavalcante; Leao, Raphael Riemke de Campos Cesar; Iaccarino, Fernando Aniello; Figueiredo Moreira, Marcia

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    The Brazilian CNG light-duty vehicle fleet has currently reached more than 1,300,000 units. This growth increased in the late 1990's, when CNG was approved for use in passenger cars. In 2001, the IBAMA (Brazilian Institute for Environment and Natural Renewable Resources), concerned with this uncontrolled growth, published CONAMA (National Environmental Council, controlled by IBAMA) resolution 291, which establishes rules for CNG conversion kit environmental certification.This paper discusses the technological challenges for CNG-converted vehicles to comply with PROCONVE (Brazilian Program for Automotive Air Pollution Control) emission limits. In the 1980's, because of the oil crisis, Natural Gas (NG) emerged as a fuel with great potential to replace Diesel in heavy-duty vehicles. Some experiences were conducted for partial conversions from Diesel to NG (Diesel-gas). Other experiences using NG Otto Cycle buses were conducted in some cities, but have not expanded. Another technological route called 'Ottolization' (Diesel to Otto cycle convertion) appeared recently. Population increase and the great growth in vehicle fleet promote a constant concern with automotive emissions. More restrictive emission limits, high international oil prices, and the strategic interest in replacing Diesel imports, altogether form an interesting scenario for CNG propagation to public transportation in the main Brazilian metropolises.

  7. Utilization of compressed natural gas for the production of carbon nanotubes

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    Kim-Yang Lee; Wei-Ming Yeoh; Siang-Piao Chai; Abdul Rahman Mohamed

    2012-01-01

    The present work aims at utilizing compressed natural gas (CNG) as carbon source for the synthesis of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) over CoO-MoO/Al2O3 catalyst via catalytic chemical vapor deposition (CCVD) method.The as-produced carbonaceous product was characterized by thermal gravimetric analyzer (TGA),scanning electron microscopy (SEM),transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Raman spectroscopy.The experimental finding shows that CNTs were successfully produced from CNG while carbon nanofibers (CNFs) were formed as the side products.In addition,the catalytic activity and lifetime were found sustained and prolonged,as compared with using high purity methane as carbon source.The present study suggests an alternative route which can effectively produce CNTs and CNFs using low cost CNG.

  8. Report of the results of the fiscal 1997 survey. R and D of high efficiency clean energy vehicles; 1997 nendo chosa hokokusho. Kokoritsu clean energy jidosha no kenkyu kaihatsu seika hokokusho

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    For the purpose of developing an automobile which keeps low pollution using petroleum substituting clean energy, decreases the running energy consumption to a half at least, and reduces the CO2 emission to less than a half of the conventional one at the same time, the R and D started in fiscal 1997. As to the study of a high efficiency hybrid power system, conducted were the prediction of fuel consumption performance of the system proposed, evaluation of element technology using hybrid simulator, evaluation experiment on a new hybrid vehicle, and grasp of overseas trends. In relation to the development of hybrid vehicles, the following were studied: methanol fuel cell loading hybrid vehicle, CNG engine loading hybrid vehicle, CNG ceramic engine loading hybrid truck, CNG lean burn engine loading hybrid truck, LNG engine loading hybrid bus, and DME engine loading hybrid bus. Besides, a survey on synthetic fuel and the related survey were carried out. 17 refs., 185 figs., 101 tabs.

  9. On Supply Mode of Compressed Natural Gas Used as City Gas%压缩天然气供应工艺及规模的探讨

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    申粤; 乔珩; 徐正康

    2001-01-01

    The article introduces production procedures and process ofCNG(compressed natural gas). By analyzing and comparing between compressing and long distance transportation pipeline under conditions of different gas consumption scale and transportation distance, the article proposes the scope of application and applicable prospect of CNG used as city gas.%介绍了压缩天然气(CNG)供应城镇的工艺流程,通过对压缩天然气及长输管道两种输送方式的分析和比较,提出在不同供气规模、不同运距条件下两种方式的适用范围以及CNG技术在城镇供气中的应用前景。

  10. Development of natural gas vehicles in China

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    Zongmin, Cheng

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    Past decade and current status of development of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in China is described. By the end of 1995, 35 CNG refueling stations and 9 LPG refueling stations had been constructed in 12 regions, and 33,100 vehicles had been converted to run on CNG or LPG. China`s automobile industry, a mainstay of the national economy, is slated for accelerated development over next few years. NGVs will help to solve the problems of environment protection, GHGs mitigation, and shortage of oil supply. The Chinese government has started to promote the development of NGVs. Projects, investment demand, GHG mitigation potential, and development barriers are discussed. China needs to import advanced foreign technologies of CNGs. China`s companies expect to cooperate with foreign partners for import of CNG vehicle refueling compressors, conversions, and light cylinders, etc.

  11. Automotive fuel consumption in Brazil: Applying static and dynamic systems of demand equations

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    This paper aims to investigate and explain the performance of the Brazilian demand for automotive fuels in the period 1970-2005. It estimates the price and income elasticities for all the available fuels in the automotive sector in the country: gasoline, compressed natural gas (CNG), ethanol and diesel. The analysis of the expenditure allocation process among these fuels is carried out through the estimation of a linear approximation of an Almost Ideal Demand System (AIDS) model. Two estimation methods were implemented: the static (through a seemingly unrelated regression) and a dynamic (through a vector error correction model). Specification tests support the use of the latter. The empirical analysis suggests a high substitutability between gasoline and ethanol; being this relation higher than the one observed between gasoline and CNG. The study shows that gasoline, ethanol and diesel are normal goods, and with the exception of ethanol, they are expenditure elastic. CNG was estimated as an inferior good.

  12. Automotive fuel consumption in Brazil. Applying static and dynamic systems of demand equations

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    This paper aims to investigate and explain the performance of the Brazilian demand for automotive fuels in the period 1970-2005. It estimates the price and income elasticities for all the available fuels in the automotive sector in the country: gasoline, compressed natural gas (CNG), ethanol and diesel. The analysis of the expenditure allocation process among these fuels is carried out through the estimation of a linear approximation of an Almost Ideal Demand System (AIDS) model. Two estimation methods were implemented: the static (through a seemingly unrelated regression) and a dynamic (through a vector error correction model). Specification tests support the use of the latter. The empirical analysis suggests a high substitutability between gasoline and ethanol; being this relation higher than the one observed between gasoline and CNG. The study shows that gasoline, ethanol and diesel are normal goods, and with the exception of ethanol, they are expenditure elastic. CNG was estimated as an inferior good. (author)

  13. Potentiality of the Usage of Compressed Natural Gas for Competitiveness in Service Delivery Industries

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    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract. With the rising costs of gasoline, many vehicle owners are looking for alternatives of it. Compressed natural gas (CNG has been tested for this very purpose in some countries and found as a better alternative so far. CNG comes from country’s natural resources and it is clean and less costly to use. This paper is mainly an analysis of the potential benefits of using natural gas as a transportation fuel by the service delivery industries. It will examine CNG’s potential contribution in reducing delivery and vehicle maintenance cost, saving money in the long run projects, improving fuel efficiency, enhancing physical safety and assuring environment friendly emissions of carbon monoxide or reactive gases for the service delivery industries.Keywords: Compressed natural gas (CNG, Service Delivery, Fossil fuel, Global warming, Competitiveness

  14. The use of compressed natural gas as a strategy of development of natural gas industry; Utilizacao do GNC (Gas Natural Comprimido) como estrategia de desenvolvimento da industria do gas natural

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    Bock, Jucemara [Companhia de Gas do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (Sulgas), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Coordenacao de Segmento Veicular; Rickmann, Cristiano [Companhia de Gas do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (Sulgas), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Gerencia de Novos Negocios; Maestri, Juares [Companhia de Gas do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (Sulgas), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Gerencia de Mercado de Grandes Consumidores

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    This work emphasizes the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as modal of transport, used by the Company of Gas of the State of Rio Grande do Sul - Sulgas, through experience in pioneering project in Brazil: the introduction of the technology of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to assist areas where there is not the infrastructure of pipeline for the transport. The article offers a display of the project of expansion of the Natural gas in Rio Grande do Sul, through the supply of CNG to the company Tramontina in Carlos Barbosa's city in the year of 2002. The last aspect focused by this article demonstrates as the use of this transport technology impelled the development of the transport market in the State and it has been used as an important strategy for the development of the market of Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) in the state. (author)

  15. Geological, biological, and chemical data for Benthic Sediment Baseline Study of Mobile Bay from 3 Apr 1980 to 26 Aug 1981 (NODC Accession 0117430)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Abstract: Beginning in late 1979, the Alabama Coastal Area Board (CAB) funded a series of baseline surveys on the coastal resources of Alabama, from which they...

  16. Biological Data for Biological Baseline Studies of Mobile Bay: Benthic Fauna 1980-1981 (NODC Accession 0116100)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Beginning in late 1979, the Alabama Coastal Area Board (CAB) funded a series of baseline surveys on the coastal resources of Alabama, from which they could develop...

  17. Cluster (Cyanobacteria): 35823:821 [PGDBj - Ortholog DB

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    Full Text Available 35823:821 putative CAB/ELIP/HLIP-related protein (Chlorophyll a-b binding / Early Light Inducible... Protein / High Light Inducible Protein) 1150:5216 118562:1393|376219:1101|129910:1086|129910:1085|376219:1100 ...

  18. Alcohol Energy Drinks

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    ... Home / About Addiction / Alcohol / Alcohol Energy Drinks Alcohol Energy Drinks Read 17728 times font size decrease font size increase font size Print Email Alcohol energy drinks (AEDs) or Caffeinated alcoholic beverages (CABs) are ...

  19. Serious Concerns Over Alcoholic Beverages with Added Caffeine

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    ... Espanol Serious Concerns Over Alcoholic Beverages with Added Caffeine Please share copies of this printer-friendly PDF ( ... beverages, or CABs, are alcoholic beverages that contain caffeine as an additive and are packaged in combined ...

  20. 78 FR 46315 - Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 247-Erie, Pennsylvania, Notification of Proposed Production Activity, GE...

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    ...; engine cab assemblies; floor assemblies; frame assemblies; gutter assemblies; handrails; heat shield...; socket head screws; fasteners; nuts; plates; weld nuts; locknuts; washers; retaining rings; pins; shafts...; inverter sockets; connection strips; connector kits; copper bars; junction boxes; terminal...

  1. 78 FR 71710 - Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System

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    ... published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477). Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety... will be provided at all CPs in the event of an onboard cab failure while in route. The reason given...

  2. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-PTRO-07-0067 [SEVENS

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  3. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-TBEL-01-1883 [SEVENS

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  4. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-TNIG-14-0023 [SEVENS

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  5. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-FRUB-02-0074 [SEVENS

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  6. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-LAFR-01-1734 [SEVENS

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  7. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-OLAT-24-0009 [SEVENS

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  8. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-TNIG-10-0006 [SEVENS

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  9. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-ACAR-01-0845 [SEVENS

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  10. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-RNOR-05-0081 [SEVENS

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  11. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-SARA-01-0195 [SEVENS

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  12. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-ETEL-01-1516 [SEVENS

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  13. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-RMAC-04-0050 [SEVENS

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  14. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-PABE-07-0058 [SEVENS

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  15. 49 CFR 236.551 - Power supply voltage; requirement.

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    ..., INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF SIGNAL AND TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Automatic Train Stop, Train Control and Cab Signal Systems Rules and Instructions; Locomotives § 236.551...

  16. 49 CFR 236.555 - Repaired or rewound receiver coil.

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    ..., INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF SIGNAL AND TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Automatic Train Stop, Train Control and Cab Signal Systems Rules and Instructions; Locomotives § 236.555...

  17. 49 CFR 236.556 - Adjustment of relay.

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    ..., MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF SIGNAL AND TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Automatic Train Stop, Train Control and Cab Signal Systems Rules and Instructions; Locomotives § 236.556 Adjustment of...

  18. 49 CFR 236.558-236.559 - [Reserved

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    ..., MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF SIGNAL AND TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Automatic Train Stop, Train Control and Cab Signal Systems Rules and Instructions; Locomotives §§ 236.558-236.559...

  19. 49 CFR 232.607 - Inspection and testing requirements.

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    ... the freight train by observing the ECP brake system's display in the locomotive cab. (e... movement; (4) Not be positioned to interfere with the use of any safety appliance; or (5) Not have any...

  20. 49 CFR 236.565 - Provision made for preventing operation of pneumatic brake-applying apparatus by double-heading...

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    ..., MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF SIGNAL AND TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Automatic Train Stop, Train Control and Cab Signal Systems Rules and Instructions; Locomotives § 236.565 Provision made...

  1. 49 CFR 236.560 - Contact element, mechanical trip type; location with respect to rail.

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    ... SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Automatic Train Stop, Train Control and Cab Signal Systems Rules and Instructions; Locomotives § 236.560 Contact element, mechanical trip type; location with respect to...

  2. 49 CFR 236.589 - Relays.

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    ... OF SIGNAL AND TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Automatic Train Stop, Train Control and Cab Signal Systems Inspection and Tests; Locomotive § 236.589 Relays. (a) Each relay shall be...

  3. 49 CFR 236.553 - Seal, where required.

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    ..., MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF SIGNAL AND TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Automatic Train Stop, Train Control and Cab Signal Systems Rules and Instructions; Locomotives § 236.553 Seal, where...

  4. Children in pickup trucks. American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on Injury and Poison Prevention.

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    2000-10-01

    Pickup trucks have become increasingly popular in the United States. A recent study found that in crashes involving fatalities, cargo area passengers were 3 times more likely to die than were occupants in the cab. Compared with restrained cab occupants, the risk of death for those in the cargo area was 8 times higher. Furthermore, the increased use of extended-cab pickup trucks and air bag-equipped front passenger compartments creates concerns about the safe transport of children. The most effective preventive strategies are the legislative prohibition of travel in the cargo area and requirements for age-appropriate restraint use and seat selection in the cab. Parents should select vehicles that are appropriate for the safe transportation needs of the family. Physicians have an important role in counseling families and advocating public policy measures to reduce the number of deaths and injuries to occupants of pickup trucks. PMID:11015537

  5. The role of abdominal compliance, the neglected parameter in critically ill patients - a consensus review of 16. Part 2: measurement techniques and management recommendations.

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    Malbrain, Manu L N G; De Laet, Inneke; De Waele, Jan J; Sugrue, Michael; Schachtrupp, Alexander; Duchesne, Juan; Van Ramshorst, Gabrielle; De Keulenaer, Bart; Kirkpatrick, Andrew W; Ahmadi-Noorbakhsh, Siavash; Mulier, Jan; Pelosi, Paolo; Ivatury, Rao; Pracca, Francisco; David, Marcelo; Roberts, Derek J

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    The recent definitions on intra-abdominal pressure (IAP), intra-abdominal volume (IAV) and abdominal compliance (Cab) are a step forward in understanding these important concepts. They help our understanding of the pathophysiology, aetiology, prognosis, and treatment of patients with low Cab. However, there is still a relatively poor understanding of the different methods used to measure IAP, IAV and Cab and how certain conditions may affect the results. This review will give a concise overview of the different methods to assess and estimate Cab; it will list important conditions that may affect baseline values and suggest some therapeutic options. Abdominal compliance (Cab), defined as a measure of the ease of abdominal expansion, is measured differently than IAP. The compliance of the abdominal wall is only a part of the total abdominal pressure-volume (PV) relationship. Measurement or estimation of Cab is difficult at the bedside and can only be done in a case of change (removal or addition) in IAV. The different measurement techniques will be discussed in relation to decreases (ascites drainage, haematoma evacuation, gastric suctioning) or increases in IAV (gastric insufflation, laparoscopy with CO₂ pneumoperitoneum, peritoneal dialysis). More specific techniques using the interactions between the thoracic and abdominal compartment during positive pressure ventilation will also be discussed (low flow PV loop, respiratory IAP variations, respiratory abdominal variation test, mean IAP and abdominal pressure variation), together with the concept of the polycompartment model. The relation between IAV and IAP is linear at low IAV and becomes curvilinear and exponential at higher volumes. Specific conditions in relation to increased (previous pregnancy or laparoscopy, gynoid fat distribution, ellipse-shaped internal abdominal perimeter) or decreased Cab (obesity, fluid overload, android fat distribution, sphere-shaped internal abdominal perimeter) will be discussed

  6. The role of abdominal compliance, the neglected parameter in critically ill patients - a consensus review of 16. Part 2: measurement techniques and management recommendations.

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    Malbrain, Manu L N G; De Laet, Inneke; De Waele, Jan J; Sugrue, Michael; Schachtrupp, Alexander; Duchesne, Juan; Van Ramshorst, Gabrielle; De Keulenaer, Bart; Kirkpatrick, Andrew W; Ahmadi-Noorbakhsh, Siavash; Mulier, Jan; Pelosi, Paolo; Ivatury, Rao; Pracca, Francisco; David, Marcelo; Roberts, Derek J

    2014-01-01

    The recent definitions on intra-abdominal pressure (IAP), intra-abdominal volume (IAV) and abdominal compliance (Cab) are a step forward in understanding these important concepts. They help our understanding of the pathophysiology, aetiology, prognosis, and treatment of patients with low Cab. However, there is still a relatively poor understanding of the different methods used to measure IAP, IAV and Cab and how certain conditions may affect the results. This review will give a concise overview of the different methods to assess and estimate Cab; it will list important conditions that may affect baseline values and suggest some therapeutic options. Abdominal compliance (Cab), defined as a measure of the ease of abdominal expansion, is measured differently than IAP. The compliance of the abdominal wall is only a part of the total abdominal pressure-volume (PV) relationship. Measurement or estimation of Cab is difficult at the bedside and can only be done in a case of change (removal or addition) in IAV. The different measurement techniques will be discussed in relation to decreases (ascites drainage, haematoma evacuation, gastric suctioning) or increases in IAV (gastric insufflation, laparoscopy with CO₂ pneumoperitoneum, peritoneal dialysis). More specific techniques using the interactions between the thoracic and abdominal compartment during positive pressure ventilation will also be discussed (low flow PV loop, respiratory IAP variations, respiratory abdominal variation test, mean IAP and abdominal pressure variation), together with the concept of the polycompartment model. The relation between IAV and IAP is linear at low IAV and becomes curvilinear and exponential at higher volumes. Specific conditions in relation to increased (previous pregnancy or laparoscopy, gynoid fat distribution, ellipse-shaped internal abdominal perimeter) or decreased Cab (obesity, fluid overload, android fat distribution, sphere-shaped internal abdominal perimeter) will be discussed

  7. Compressed natural gas bus safety: a quantitative risk assessment.

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    Chamberlain, Samuel; Modarres, Mohammad

    2005-04-01

    This study assesses the fire safety risks associated with compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle systems, comprising primarily a typical school bus and supporting fuel infrastructure. The study determines the sensitivity of the results to variations in component failure rates and consequences of fire events. The components and subsystems that contribute most to fire safety risk are determined. Finally, the results are compared to fire risks of the present generation of diesel-fueled school buses. Direct computation of the safety risks associated with diesel-powered vehicles is possible because these are mature technologies for which historical performance data are available. Because of limited experience, fatal accident data for CNG bus fleets are minimal. Therefore, this study uses the probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) approach to model and predict fire safety risk of CNG buses. Generic failure data, engineering judgments, and assumptions are used in this study. This study predicts the mean fire fatality risk for typical CNG buses as approximately 0.23 fatalities per 100-million miles for all people involved, including bus passengers. The study estimates mean values of 0.16 fatalities per 100-million miles for bus passengers only. Based on historical data, diesel school bus mean fire fatality risk is 0.091 and 0.0007 per 100-million miles for all people and bus passengers, respectively. One can therefore conclude that CNG buses are more prone to fire fatality risk by 2.5 times that of diesel buses, with the bus passengers being more at risk by over two orders of magnitude. The study estimates a mean fire risk frequency of 2.2 x 10(-5) fatalities/bus per year. The 5% and 95% uncertainty bounds are 9.1 x 10(-6) and 4.0 x 10(-5), respectively. The risk result was found to be affected most by failure rates of pressure relief valves, CNG cylinders, and fuel piping.

  8. Defining specificity determinants of cGMP mediated gustatory sensory transduction in Caenorhabditis elegans.

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    Smith, Heidi K; Luo, Linjiao; O'Halloran, Damien; Guo, Dagang; Huang, Xin-Yun; Samuel, Aravinthan D T; Hobert, Oliver

    2013-08-01

    Cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) is a key secondary messenger used in signal transduction in various types of sensory neurons. The importance of cGMP in the ASE gustatory receptor neurons of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans was deduced by the observation that multiple receptor-type guanylyl cyclases (rGCs), encoded by the gcy genes, and two presently known cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channel subunits, encoded by the tax-2 and tax-4 genes, are essential for ASE-mediated gustatory behavior. We describe here specific mechanistic features of cGMP-mediated signal transduction in the ASE neurons. First, we assess the specificity of the sensory functions of individual rGC proteins. We have previously shown that multiple rGC proteins are expressed in a left/right asymmetric manner in the functionally lateralized ASE neurons and are required to sense distinct salt cues. Through domain swap experiments among three different rGC proteins, we show here that the specificity of individual rGC proteins lies in their extracellular domains and not in their intracellular, signal-transducing domains. Furthermore, we find that rGC proteins are also sufficient to confer salt sensory responses to other neurons. Both findings support the hypothesis that rGC proteins are salt receptor proteins. Second, we identify a novel, likely downstream effector of the rGC proteins in gustatory signal transduction, a previously uncharacterized cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG) ion channel, encoded by the che-6 locus. che-6 mutants show defects in gustatory sensory transduction that are similar to defects observed in animals lacking the tax-2 and tax-4 CNG channels. In contrast, thermosensory signal transduction, which also requires tax-2 and tax-4, does not require che-6, but requires another CNG, cng-3. We propose that CHE-6 may form together with two other CNG subunits, TAX-2 and TAX-4, a gustatory neuron-specific heteromeric CNG channel complex. PMID:23695300

  9. Green Engines Development Using Compressed Natural Gas as an Alternative Fuel: A Review

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    Full Text Available Problem statement: The Compressed Natural Gas (CNG is a gaseous form of natural gas, it have been recognized as one of the promising alternative fuel due to its substantial benefits compared to gasoline and diesel. Natural gas is produced from gas wells or tied in with crude oil production. Approach: Natural gas is promising alternative fuel to meet strict engine emission regulations in many countries. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG has long been used in stationary engines, but the application of CNG as a transport engines fuel has been considerably advanced over the last decade by the development of lightweight high-pressure storage cylinders. Results: The technology of engine conversion was well established and suitable conversion equipment is readily available. For petrol engines or spark ignition engines there are two options, a bi-fuel conversion and use a dedicated to CNG engine. The diesel engines converted or designed to run on natural gas, there were two main options discussed. There are dual-fuel engines and normal ignition can be initiated. Natural gas engines can be operated at lean burn and stoichiometric conditions with different combustion and emission characteristics. Conclusions: In this study, the low exhaust gas emissions of CNG engines research and development were highlighted. Stoichiometric natural gas engines were briefly reviewed. To keep the output power, torque and emissions of natural gas engines comparable to their gasoline or diesel counterparts. High activity for future green CNG engines research and development to meet future stringent emissions standards was recorded in the study.

  10. Using leaf chlorophyll to parameterize light-use-efficiency within a thermal-based carbon, water and energy exchange model

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    HOUBORG RASMUS; Anderson, Martha C.; Daughtry, C.S.T.; W. P. Kustas; Rodell, Matthew

    2011-01-01

    Chlorophylls absorb photosynthetically active radiation and thus function as vital pigments for photosynthesis, which makes leaf chlorophyll content (Cab) useful for monitoring vegetation productivity and an important indicator of the overall plant physiological condition. This study investigates the utility of integrating remotely sensed estimates of Cab into a thermal-based Two-Source Energy Balance (TSEB) model that estimates land-surface CO2 and energy fluxes using an analytic...

  11. Cellulose fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites: Processing and Product Charateristics

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    1998-01-01

    Cellulose Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites: Process and Product Characterization Razaina Mat Taib ( Abstract ) Steam exploded fibers from Yellow Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) wood were assessed in terms of (a) their impact on torque during melt processing of a thermoplastic cellulose ester (plasticized CAB); (b) their fiber incorporation and dispersion characteristics in a CAB-based composite by SEM and image analysis, respectively; and (c) their impact on the me...

  12. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-ATHA-04-0028 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-ATHA-04-0028 ref|NP_195401.1| GNS1/SUR4 membrane family protein [Arabidopsis thaliana...] emb|CAB16818.1| putative protein [Arabidopsis thaliana] emb|CAB80349.1| putative protein [Arabidopsis thaliana...] gb|AAT06420.1| At4g36830 [Arabidopsis thaliana] gb|AAV85691.1| At4g36830 [Arabidopsis thaliana] NP_195401.1 1e-166 100% ...

  13. Epidemiology, microbiology and mortality associated with community-acquired bacteremia in northeast Thailand: a multicenter surveillance study.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: National statistics in developing countries are likely to underestimate deaths due to bacterial infections. Here, we calculated mortality associated with community-acquired bacteremia (CAB in a developing country using routinely available databases. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Information was obtained from the microbiology and hospital database of 10 provincial hospitals in northeast Thailand, and compared with the national death registry from the Ministry of Interior, Thailand for the period between 2004 and 2010. CAB was defined in patients who had pathogenic organisms isolated from blood taken within 2 days of hospital admission without a prior inpatient episode in the preceding 30 days. A total of 15,251 CAB patients identified, of which 5,722 (37.5% died within 30 days of admission. The incidence rate of CAB between 2004 and 2010 increased from 16.7 to 38.1 per 100,000 people per year, and the mortality rate associated with CAB increased from 6.9 to 13.7 per 100,000 people per year. In 2010, the mortality rate associated with CAB was lower than that from respiratory tract infection, but higher than HIV disease or tuberculosis. The most common causes of CAB were Escherichia coli (23.1%, Burkholderia pseudomallei (19.3%, and Staphylococcus aureus (8.2%. There was an increase in the proportion of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBL producing E. coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae over time. CONCLUSIONS: This study has demonstrated that national statistics on causes of death in developing countries could be improved by integrating information from readily available databases. CAB is neglected as an important cause of death, and specific prevention and intervention is urgently required to reduce its incidence and mortality.

  14. Information for Authors

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    2004-01-01

    General Asian Journal ofAndrology (AJA) is the official publication of the Asian Society of Andrology sponsored by the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The Journal has been included in 11 international indexing systems, including BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, CAB Health, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, Index Medicus, MEDLINE, PASCAL, Research Alert, and SCI Expanded. The Impact Factor is 1.064 and ranks third among the international andrology journals.

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    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2004-01-01

    1 General Asian Journal of Andrology (AJA) is the official publication of the Asian Society of Andrology sponsored by the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The Journal has been included in 11 international indexing systems, including BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, CAB Health, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, Index Medicus, MEDLINE, PASCAL, Research Alert, and SCI Expanded. The Impact Factor is 0.827 and ranks third among the international andrology journals.

  16. Muscle oxygenation, EMG, and cardiovascular responses for cabin attendants vs. controls

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    Sandfeld, Jesper; Larsen, Lisbeth Højkjær; Crenshaw, Albert Guy;

    2013-01-01

    The goal was to investigate the effect of acute moderate hypobaric exposure on the physiological responses to sustained contractions (local) and light to moderate dynamic exercise (systemic) for cabin attendants (CAB) and a matched control group (CON).......The goal was to investigate the effect of acute moderate hypobaric exposure on the physiological responses to sustained contractions (local) and light to moderate dynamic exercise (systemic) for cabin attendants (CAB) and a matched control group (CON)....

  17. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-DDIS-06-0005 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-DDIS-06-0005 emb|CAB44993.1| bM573K1.1.4 (gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B rec...eptor, 1d) [Mus musculus] gb|EDL23325.1| gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA-B) receptor, 1, isoform CRA_b [Mus musculus] CAB44993.1 7e-27 21% ...

  18. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-BTAU-01-1929 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-BTAU-01-1929 emb|CAB44991.1| bM573K1.1.2 (gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B rec...eptor, 1b) [Mus musculus] gb|EDL23324.1| gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA-B) receptor, 1, isoform CRA_a [Mus musculus] CAB44991.1 0.0 97% ...

  19. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CFAM-35-0016 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-CFAM-35-0016 emb|CAB44991.1| bM573K1.1.2 (gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B rec...eptor, 1b) [Mus musculus] gb|EDL23324.1| gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA-B) receptor, 1, isoform CRA_a [Mus musculus] CAB44991.1 0.0 97% ...

  20. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-TBEL-01-0630 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-TBEL-01-0630 emb|CAB44991.1| bM573K1.1.2 (gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B rec...eptor, 1b) [Mus musculus] gb|EDL23324.1| gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA-B) receptor, 1, isoform CRA_a [Mus musculus] CAB44991.1 0.0 78% ...

  1. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CBRI-06-0018 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-CBRI-06-0018 emb|CAB44991.1| bM573K1.1.2 (gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B rec...eptor, 1b) [Mus musculus] gb|EDL23324.1| gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA-B) receptor, 1, isoform CRA_a [Mus musculus] CAB44991.1 1e-154 39% ...

  2. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-HSAP-06-0049 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-HSAP-06-0049 emb|CAB44991.1| bM573K1.1.2 (gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B rec...eptor, 1b) [Mus musculus] gb|EDL23324.1| gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA-B) receptor, 1, isoform CRA_a [Mus musculus] CAB44991.1 0.0 91% ...

  3. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-PTRO-07-0044 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-PTRO-07-0044 emb|CAB44993.1| bM573K1.1.4 (gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B rec...eptor, 1d) [Mus musculus] gb|EDL23325.1| gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA-B) receptor, 1, isoform CRA_b [Mus musculus] CAB44993.1 0.0 74% ...

  4. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-TNIG-22-0087 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-TNIG-22-0087 emb|CAB44993.1| bM573K1.1.4 (gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B rec...eptor, 1d) [Mus musculus] gb|EDL23325.1| gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA-B) receptor, 1, isoform CRA_b [Mus musculus] CAB44993.1 0.0 79% ...

  5. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-TNIG-22-0087 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-TNIG-22-0087 emb|CAB44991.1| bM573K1.1.2 (gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B rec...eptor, 1b) [Mus musculus] gb|EDL23324.1| gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA-B) receptor, 1, isoform CRA_a [Mus musculus] CAB44991.1 0.0 79% ...

  6. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-DDIS-06-0005 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-DDIS-06-0005 emb|CAB44991.1| bM573K1.1.2 (gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B rec...eptor, 1b) [Mus musculus] gb|EDL23324.1| gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA-B) receptor, 1, isoform CRA_a [Mus musculus] CAB44991.1 7e-27 21% ...

  7. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-TBEL-01-0630 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-TBEL-01-0630 emb|CAB44993.1| bM573K1.1.4 (gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B rec...eptor, 1d) [Mus musculus] gb|EDL23325.1| gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA-B) receptor, 1, isoform CRA_b [Mus musculus] CAB44993.1 0.0 78% ...

  8. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-OANA-01-0083 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-OANA-01-0083 emb|CAB44991.1| bM573K1.1.2 (gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B rec...eptor, 1b) [Mus musculus] gb|EDL23324.1| gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA-B) receptor, 1, isoform CRA_a [Mus musculus] CAB44991.1 0.0 62% ...

  9. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-OANA-01-0083 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-OANA-01-0083 emb|CAB44993.1| bM573K1.1.4 (gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B rec...eptor, 1d) [Mus musculus] gb|EDL23325.1| gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA-B) receptor, 1, isoform CRA_b [Mus musculus] CAB44993.1 0.0 62% ...

  10. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-OLAT-11-0013 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-OLAT-11-0013 emb|CAB44993.1| bM573K1.1.4 (gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B rec...eptor, 1d) [Mus musculus] gb|EDL23325.1| gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA-B) receptor, 1, isoform CRA_b [Mus musculus] CAB44993.1 0.0 80% ...

  11. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-RNOR-20-0079 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-RNOR-20-0079 emb|CAB44991.1| bM573K1.1.2 (gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B rec...eptor, 1b) [Mus musculus] gb|EDL23324.1| gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA-B) receptor, 1, isoform CRA_a [Mus musculus] CAB44991.1 0.0 99% ...

  12. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-RMAC-04-0032 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-RMAC-04-0032 emb|CAB44991.1| bM573K1.1.2 (gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B rec...eptor, 1b) [Mus musculus] gb|EDL23324.1| gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA-B) receptor, 1, isoform CRA_a [Mus musculus] CAB44991.1 0.0 91% ...

  13. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-MMUS-17-0114 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-MMUS-17-0114 emb|CAB44991.1| bM573K1.1.2 (gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B rec...eptor, 1b) [Mus musculus] gb|EDL23324.1| gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA-B) receptor, 1, isoform CRA_a [Mus musculus] CAB44991.1 0.0 100% ...

  14. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CJAC-01-0025 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-CJAC-01-0025 emb|CAB44993.1| bM573K1.1.4 (gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B rec...eptor, 1d) [Mus musculus] gb|EDL23325.1| gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA-B) receptor, 1, isoform CRA_b [Mus musculus] CAB44993.1 1e-53 95% ...

  15. Human calumenin localizes to the secretory pathway and is secreted to the medium

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    Vorum, H; Hager, H; Christensen, Birgitte Mønster;

    1999-01-01

    Calumenin belongs to a family of multiple EF-hand proteins that include reticulocalbin, ERC-55, and Cab45. Reticulocalbin and ERC-55 localize to the ER due to a C-terminal HDEL retrieval signal. Cab45 contains a HEEF C-terminal sequence and is localized to the Golgi apparatus. The murine homologu......, suggesting that the glycosylated protein has been further modified in the Golgi apparatus and secreted to the medium. Udgivelsesdato: 1999-May-1...

  16. Antibiofilm Activity of Biosurfactant Producing Coral Associated Bacteria Isolated from Gulf of Mannar

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    Padmavathi, Alwar Ramanujam; Pandian, Shunmugiah Karutha

    2014-01-01

    Coral Associated Bacteria (CAB) (N = 22) isolated from the mucus of the coral Acropora digitifera were screened for biosurfactants using classical screening methods; hemolysis test, lipase production, oil displacement, drop collapse test and emulsifying activity. Six CAB (U7, U9, U10, U13, U14, and U16) were found to produce biosurfactants and were identified by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing as Providencia rettgeri, Psychrobacter sp., Bacillus flexus, Bacillus anthracis, Psychrobacter sp....

  17. Controlled and high throughput fabrication of poly(trimethylene terephthalate) nanofibers via melt extrusion of immiscible blends

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    Immiscible blends of cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB) and poly(trimethylene terephthalate) (PTT) were melt extruded through a two strand rod die. The extrudates were hot-drawn at the die exit at different draw ratios. PTT fibers were obtained by removal of the CAB matrix from the drawn extrudates, and the morphology evolution of the formed fibers was investigated by scanning electron microscopy. PTT nanofibers with an average diameter of 55 nm were produced by controlling the drawing ratio.

  18. A Review of the Utilisation of Natural Gas with High Carbon Dioxide Content as Automotive Fuel in an Indirect Injection Diesel Engine

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    Opatola Rasheed Adewale

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The persistent consumption of fossil fuels by modern transportation tends toward feared depletion in crude oil and infliction of health risks on human beings and the environment due to the noxious emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels. This work examines the prospects of fuel modification in improving engine performance by utilising compressed natural gas (CNG mixed with varying proportions of carbon dioxide (CO2 as fuel in Diesel engines. The extent to which the addition of CO2 to CNG could help simulate the effects of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR as employed in modern engine technology will be established.

  19. Binding Mode of an α-Amino Acid-Linked Quinoxaline-2,3-dione Analogue at Glutamate Receptor Subtype GluK1

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    Demmer, Charles S; Møller, Charlotte; Brown, Patricia M G E;

    2015-01-01

    Two α-amino acid-functionalized quinoxalines, 1a (CNG-10301) and 1b (CNG-10300), of a quinoxaline moiety coupled to an amino acid moiety were designed, synthesized, and characterized pharmacologically. While 1a displayed low affinity at native AMPA, KA, and NMDA receptors, and at homomeric GluK1...... in the GluK1-LBD (ligand-binding domain) disclosed an unexpected binding mode compared to the predictions made during the design phase; the quinoxaline moiety remains to act as an amino acid bioisostere, but the amino acid moiety is oriented into a new area within the GluK1 receptor. The structure of the Glu...

  20. An Investigation of Compressed Natural Gas Engine for Nitrogen Oxides Reduction

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    P. M. Diaz

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: This study describes the use of Reformer Gas (RG to alter NOx emission in a CNG-fueled HCCI engine. Comparison with diesel, natural gas has a very high octane number (≈120 and high auto-ignition temperature (≈600°C. Composed mostly of methane, natural gas is the only common fuel to manifest relatively pure, single-stage combustion. Other fuels have stronger low-temperature reaction and the required entropy for main stage combustion can be obtained from the low temperature heat release as a result of compression to moderate pressure and temperature. In deviation, the methane molecule resists destruction by free radicals and produces negligible heat release at low temperature. In consequences, in CNG-fueled HCCI engines the activation energy required for auto-ignition must be obtained by extreme levels of charge heating and compression. This causes inherently to a high rate of heat release. HCCI operation with pure CNG fuel was attained but not really practical due to very high NOx production. While HCCI operation is usually described as a low NOx technique, the knocking behavior when running with pure CNG raised the peak combustion temperature to a value well above normal combustion and the critical Zeldovich NOx production threshold, giving very high indicated NOx emissions. Approach: One approach to improving these properties is to convert part of the base CNG fuel to Reformer Gas (RG. In this study, modified COMET engine was operated in HCCI mode using a mixture of CNG fuel and simulated RG (75% H2 and 25% CO can be produced on-board from CNG using low current and non-thermal plasma boosted fuel converter. Results: This study shows that despite of having various RG mass fractions, λ was the dominant factor in reducing NOx production and increasing RG mass fraction had only a small effect on increasing NOx. This disconnect between the overall equivalence ratio and RG fraction shows that the real benefit of the

  1. Economic analysis of low-pressure natural-gas-vehicle storage technology. Task 3 topical report, March 1989-April 1990

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    Biederman, R.T.; Blazek, C.F.

    1990-04-01

    The economic analysis concludes that, under the assumptions of the base case, a low pressure adsorbed natural gas (ANG) system for vehicle fuel storage is a viable and competitive alternative to compressed natural gas (CNG) storage systems. ANG systems offer the ability to reduce compressor capital and operating costs, and eliminate costs associated with periodic recertification of CNG storage cylinders. The only cost element to realize and increase due to ANG is the vehicle fuel storage apparatus. Specifically, the cost for purchasing adsorbent carbon becomes the most significant additional expenditure.

  2. Modification Design of Petrol Engine for Alternative Fueling using Compressed Natural Gas

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    Eliezer Uchechukwu Okeke; Barinaadaa Thaddeus Lebele-Alawa

    2013-01-01

    This paper is on the modification design of petrol engine for alternative fuelling using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). It provides an analytical background in the modification design process. A petrol engine Honda CR-V 2.0 auto which has a compression ratio of 9.8 was selected as case study. In order for this petrol engine to run on CNG, its compression had to be increased. An optimal compression ratio of 11.97 was computed using the standard temperature-specific volume relationsh...

  3. The circulating air barrier: Effective prevention of liquid contaminant movement through soil

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    Objectives of this task included design, modeling, selection of drilling and surface processing equipment, and development of test procedures and cost estimates for conducting a cold test demonstration of the Circulating Air Barrier (CAB) process. The demonstration configuration is scaled to a prototype CAB system designed specifically for the C Tank Farm at the Hanford Site. The CAB system is designed to function as a containment barrier to prevent contamination of the water table located approximately 200 feet below the base of the C-Tank-Farm underground storage tanks. The CAB system is a desiccant-type barrier designed to prevent the migration of liquid contaminants toward the ground water by using an air circulation and processing system to lower the saturation in a targeted subsurface zone below the saturation level required for liquid flow through that zone. The CAB system offers several important advantages, including the fact that it is a non-physical confinement technology, it has an active monitoring and leak detection capability, it is based on proven, commercially available equipment and oil and gas technologies; it has excellent potential for emergency response and rapid deployment; and offers high potential for integration with other remediation technologies. Demonstration- and full-scale CAB systems have been designed for the Hanford Site as part of this task

  4. [A short psychometric scale to evaluate the cognitive status of aged Spanish speakers].

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    Sánchez-Ayéndez, Melba; Cabán, Carlos A; Fernández, Leticia; Rosich, Walter; Dávila, Ana L; Larriuz, María Celeste; Hernández, Johan; García Guruxarri, Alberto; Palloni, Alberto

    2003-12-01

    During the last ten years there has been an interest for determining the prevalence and incidence of dementia among older adults and for cognitive tests that do to discriminate by level of education. This article revolves around the validation of a minimental exam, the Cabán minimental, to measure the cognitive capacity of Spanish-speaking adults 60 years of age and older; a test that is not affected by level of education. The factors measured in the Cabán minimental are: orientation, visual and motor coordination, learning, recent memory and abstraction. The validation process underwent two phases. During the first one, the Cabán test was subjected to construct validation and internal and predictive consistency tests. The second stage comprised a comparison between the Cabán and Folstein minimentals. The Cabán showed a statistically significant difference to discriminate for subjects with dementia. Results also suggest that the Cabán is not as much affected as the Folstein by differences in education. PMID:14768504

  5. Outcomes associated with conventional versus lipid-based formulations of amphotericin B in propensity-matched groups

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    Campbell RS

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Rebecca S Campbell,1 Paresh Chaudhari,2 Harlen D Hays,1 Robert J Taylor,1 Brian H Nathanson,3 Samuel A Bozzette,1 David Horn4 1Cerner Research, Culver City, CA, USA; 2Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc., Northbrook, IL, USA; 3OptiStatim, LLC, Longmeadow, MA, USA; 4David Horn LLC, Doylestown, PA, USA Background: Lipid-based formulations of amphotericin B (LF-AMB are indicated for treatment of invasive fungal infections in patients intolerant to conventional amphotericin B (CAB or with refractory infections. Physicians still may choose to administer CAB to such patients. We described the use of CAB and LF-AMB in this population and quantified differences in post-amphotericin B length of stay (LOS among survivors and hospital mortality in matched patients. Methods: Data were extracted from Health Facts (Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, MO, USA for a retrospective cohort analysis. Inpatients aged ≥18 years with evidence of fungal infection and with orders for LF-AMB or CAB on  ≥2 days from January 2001 to June 2010 were identified. Patients were required to have renal insufficiency or other relative contraindications to use of CAB, exposure to nephrotoxic agents, or evidence of a CAB-refractory infection. Multilevel (hierarchical mixed-effects logistic regression was used to determine factors associated with initial exposure to LF-AMB versus CAB. Multivariate adjustment of outcomes was done using propensity score matching. Results: 655 patients were identified: 322 patients initiated therapy with CAB and 333 initiated treatment with LF-AMB. Compared to those initiating CAB, patients initiating LF-AMB had greater acuity and underlying disease severity. In unadjusted analyses, hospital mortality was significantly higher in the LF-AMB group (32.2% versus 23.7%; P = 0.02. After propensity score matching and covariate adjustment, mortality equalized and observed differences in LOS after amphotericin B initiation decreased. Conclusion

  6. Caffeinated and non-caffeinated alcohol use and indirect aggression: The impact of self-regulation.

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    Sheehan, Brynn E; Linden-Carmichael, Ashley N; Lau-Barraco, Cathy

    2016-07-01

    Research shows that heavier alcohol use is associated with physical aggression. Scant research has examined the way in which alcohol relates to other forms of aggression, such as indirect aggression (e.g., malicious humor, social exclusion). Given the possible negative consequences of indirect aggression and the limited evidence suggesting alcohol use can elicit indirectly aggressive responses, research is needed to further investigate the association between drinking behavior and indirect aggression. Additionally, specific alcoholic beverages, such as caffeinated alcoholic beverages (CABs; e.g., Red Bull and vodka), may potentiate aggression above the influence of typical use, and thus warrant examination with regard to indirect aggression. One factor that may impact the strength of the alcohol-indirect aggression and CAB-indirect aggression relationships is one's level of self-regulation. Consequently, our study examined the relationships between (1) alcohol use and indirect aggression, (2) CAB use and indirect aggression, and (3) self-regulation as a moderator. Participants were 733 (67.6% female) undergraduate students who reported their CAB and alcohol use, self-regulation, and aggressive behaviors. Results revealed that heavier alcohol use was associated with more frequent indirect aggression after controlling for dispositional aggression. Heavier CAB use was related to more frequent indirect aggression after accounting for typical use and dispositional aggression. Self-regulation moderated these associations such that for those with lower self-regulation, greater alcohol and CAB consumption was associated with greater indirect aggression. Our findings suggest that heavier alcohol and CAB consumption may be risk factors for engaging in indirect aggression and this risk is impacted by one's regulatory control. PMID:26905765

  7. Citizen advisory boards: An empirical model for choosing goals and methods

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    This is a study of Citizen Advisory Boards (CABS) undertaken for the Department of Energy (DOE) to draw practical insights from the accumulated experience of CAB members and agency officials who have worked with these boards over many years. Hence the main research tool is in-depth interviews of these individuals. In addition, the study relies on field observations of CABs at work, historical documentation of individual boards, and a large body of academic, professional, and government literature. The DOE is in the process of establishing Site Specific Advisory Boards (SSABs) at most of its major facilities in order to provide for community involvement in the DOE environmental restoration and environmental management programs, but these boards initiated by DOE do not yet have enough of a track-record for a study of this type. Consequently, the study focused on CABs at six other federal agencies which have had substantial experience with boards that are similar in composition and purpose to the SSABs. The study examined common problem that confront virtually every CAB in its organization and its decision-making process. For example, each board faces difficult issues in defining its goals and representational responsibilities, selection of members, selection of issues, reaching agreement on recommendations to the parent agency, getting responsive action from the parent agency, and evaluating the board's success over time. An effort was made to identify solutions or best approaches to these fundamental problems such that the recommended approach has broad application to citizen advisory boards concerned with environmental issues. The conclusions of the study are summarized in a model which incorporates the optimal approaches discovered with respect to each of the critical issues. While acknowledging that the particular circumstances of a CAB may call for individual variations, the model provides a fairly comprehensive description of recommended features of a CAB

  8. Citizen advisory boards: An empirical model for choosing goals and methods

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    Kunsberg, P.

    1994-12-01

    This is a study of Citizen Advisory Boards (CABS) undertaken for the Department of Energy (DOE) to draw practical insights from the accumulated experience of CAB members and agency officials who have worked with these boards over many years. Hence the main research tool is in-depth interviews of these individuals. In addition, the study relies on field observations of CABs at work, historical documentation of individual boards, and a large body of academic, professional, and government literature. The DOE is in the process of establishing Site Specific Advisory Boards (SSABs) at most of its major facilities in order to provide for community involvement in the DOE environmental restoration and environmental management programs, but these boards initiated by DOE do not yet have enough of a track-record for a study of this type. Consequently, the study focused on CABs at six other federal agencies which have had substantial experience with boards that are similar in composition and purpose to the SSABs. The study examined common problem that confront virtually every CAB in its organization and its decision-making process. For example, each board faces difficult issues in defining its goals and representational responsibilities, selection of members, selection of issues, reaching agreement on recommendations to the parent agency, getting responsive action from the parent agency, and evaluating the board`s success over time. An effort was made to identify solutions or best approaches to these fundamental problems such that the recommended approach has broad application to citizen advisory boards concerned with environmental issues. The conclusions of the study are summarized in a model which incorporates the optimal approaches discovered with respect to each of the critical issues. While acknowledging that the particular circumstances of a CAB may call for individual variations, the model provides a fairly comprehensive description of recommended features of a CAB.

  9. Modification Design of Petrol Engine for Alternative Fueling using Compressed Natural Gas

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    Eliezer Uchechukwu Okeke

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper is on the modification design of petrol engine for alternative fuelling using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG. It provides an analytical background in the modification design process. A petrol engine Honda CR-V 2.0 auto which has a compression ratio of 9.8 was selected as case study. In order for this petrol engine to run on CNG, its compression had to be increased. An optimal compression ratio of 11.97 was computed using the standard temperature-specific volume relationship for an isentropic compression process. This computation of compression ratio is based on an inlet air temperature of 30oC (representative of tropical ambient condition and pre-combustion temperature of 540oC (corresponding to the auto-ignition temperature of CNG. Using this value of compression ratio, a dimensional modification Quantity =1.803mm was obtained using simple geometric relationships. This value of 1.803mm is needed to increase the length of the connecting rod, the compression height of the piston or reducing the sealing plate’s thickness. After the modification process, a CNG engine of air standard efficiency 62.7% (this represents a 4.67% increase over the petrol engine, capable of a maximum power of 83.6kW at 6500rpm, was obtained.

  10. 77 FR 55482 - Public Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards

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    2012-09-10

    ... ballast water treatment systems Regulatory and classification society updates and other ``hot topics... Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)) Retrofit of legacy engines Wastewater treatment system..., July 25, 2013. The deadline for advance registration is Monday, July, 1, 2013. If you are interested...

  11. Developing a Natural Gas-Powered Bus Rapid Transit Service: A Case Study

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    Mitchell, G.

    2015-11-03

    The Roaring Fork Transit Authority (RFTA) and its VelociRFTA Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) program are unique in many ways. For example, VelociRFTA was the first rural BRT system in the United States and the operational environment of the VelociRFTA BRT is one of the most severe in the country, with extreme winter temperatures and altitudes close to 8,000 feet. RFTA viewed high altitude operation as the most challenging characteristic when it began considering the use of natural gas. RFTA is the second-largest public transit system in Colorado behind Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD), and it is one of the largest rural public transit systems in the country. In 2013, RFTA accepted delivery of 22 new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses that went into service after completion of maintenance and refueling facilities earlier that year. This paper examines the lessons learned from RFTA's experience of investigating--and ultimately choosing--CNG for their new BRT program and focuses on the unique environment of RFTA's BRT application; the decision process to include CNG fueling in the project; unforeseen difficulties encountered in the operation of CNG buses; public perception; cost comparison to competing fuels; and considerations for indoor fueling facilities and project funding.

  12. Developing a Natural Gas-Powered Bus Rapid Transit Service. A Case Study

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    Mitchell, George [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)

    2015-11-01

    The Roaring Fork Transit Authority (RFTA) and its VelociRFTA Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) program are unique in many ways. For example, VelociRFTA was the first rural BRT system in the United States and the operational environment of the VelociRFTA BRT is one of the most severe in the country, with extreme winter temperatures and altitudes close to 8,000 feet. RFTA viewed high altitude operation as the most challenging characteristic when it began considering the use of natural gas. RFTA is the second-largest public transit system in Colorado behind Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD), and it is one of the largest rural public transit systems in the country. In 2013, RFTA accepted delivery of 22 new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses that went into service after completion of maintenance and refueling facilities earlier that year. This paper examines the lessons learned from RFTA's experience of investigating--and ultimately choosing--CNG for their new BRT program and focuses on the unique environment of RFTA's BRT application; the decision process to include CNG fueling in the project; unforeseen difficulties encountered in the operation of CNG buses; public perception; cost comparison to competing fuels; and considerations for indoor fueling facilities and project funding.

  13. Future view on Norwegian natural gas distribution, 2015 - 2025; Framtidsbilde for norsk naturgassdistribusjon, 2015 - 2025

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    Einang, P M; Hennie, E; Jetlund, A S; Bertelsen, T; Skjelvik, J M

    2005-05-15

    The report shows how the available market for natural gas can realised as LNG and CNG. The necessary investments in infrastructure and cost for the different solutions are also included. The expected price development natural gas and the connection prices for natural gas versus crude oil are shown. The report also shows the environmental benefits possible by choosing natural gas

  14. 49 CFR 571.304 - Standard No. 304; Compressed natural gas fuel container integrity.

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    2010-10-01

    ... natural gas fuel container integrity. S1. Scope. This standard specifies requirements for the integrity of compressed natural gas (CNG), motor vehicle fuel containers. S2. Purpose. The purpose of this standard is to... vehicle crashes. S3. Application. This standard applies to each passenger car, multipurpose...

  15. Ekonomika provozu automobilů (variantní druhy pohonu)

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    Vlčan, Lukáš

    2011-01-01

    This diploma work describes the important kinds of alternative fuels or engines. conditions, advantageous and disadvantageous of their using. The practical part assesses the profitability of using a vehicle with alternative type of engine (fuel). Using LPG, CNG and E85 generally is economicaly profitable, using of hybrid vehicles not.

  16. Natural Gas Vehicle Cylinder Safety, Training and Inspection Project

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    Hank Seiff

    2008-12-31

    Under the auspices of the National Energy Technology Laboratory and the US Department of Energy, the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation conducted a three-year program to increase the understanding of the safe and proper use and maintenance of vehicular compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems. High-pressure fuel systems require periodic inspection and maintenance to insure safe and proper operation. The project addressed the needs of CNG fuel containers (cylinders) and associated high-pressure fuel system components related to existing law, codes and standards (C&S), available training and inspection programs, and assured coordination among vehicle users, public safety officials, fueling station operators and training providers. The program included a public and industry awareness campaign, establishment and administration of a cylinder inspector certification training scholarship program, evaluation of current safety training and testing practices, monitoring and investigation of CNG vehicle incidents, evaluation of a cylinder recertification program and the migration of CNG vehicle safety knowledge to the nascent hydrogen vehicle community.

  17. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: KB Home — Double ZeroHouse, Lancaster, CA

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    2014-09-01

    The home that won a Production Builder award in the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards serves as a model for this builder, showcasing high-tech features including an electric car charging station; a compressed natural gas (CNG) car fueling station; a greywater recycling system that filters shower, sink, and clothes washer water for yard irrigation; smart appliances; and an electronic energy management system.

  18. Polymer Masks for nanostructuring of graphene

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    Shvets, Violetta

    This PhD project is a part of Center for Nanostructured Graphene (CNG) activities. The aim of the project is to develop a new lithography method for creation of highly ordered nanostructures with as small as possible feature and period sizes. The method should be applicable for graphene nanostruc...

  19. Environmental implications of alternative-fueled automobiles: Air quality and greenhouse gas tradeoffs

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    The authors analyze alternative fuel-powerstrain options for internal combustion engine automobiles. Fuel/engine efficiency, energy use, pollutant discharges, and greenhouse gas emissions are estimated for spark and compression ignited, direct injected (DI), and indirect injected (II) engines fueled by conventional and reformulated gasoline, reformulated diesel, compressed natural gas (CNG), and alcohols. Since comparisons of fuels and technologies in dissimilar vehicles are misleading, the authors hold emissions level, range, vehicle size class, and style constant. At present, CNG vehicles have the best exhaust emissions performance while DI diesels have the worst. Compared to a conventional gasoline fueled II automobile, greenhouse gases could be reduced by 40% by a DI CNG automobile and by 25% by a DI diesel. Gasoline- and diesel-fueled automobiles are able to attain long ranges with little weight or fuel economy penalty. CNG vehicles have the highest penalty for increasing range, due to their heavy fuel storage systems, but are the most attractive for a 160-km range. DI engines, particularly diesels, may not be able to meet strict emissions standards, at least not without lowering efficiency

  20. 78 FR 65042 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2013-10-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY... relating to CMG affect persons that sell or buy CNG for use as a fuel in a motor vehicle or motorboat. TD... early as possible to allow taxpayers sufficient time to determine whether to make the election...

  1. LIQUID NATURAL GAS (LNG): AN ALTERNATIVE FUEL FROM LANDFILL GAS (LFG) AND WASTEWATER DIGESTER GAS

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    VANDOR,D.

    1999-03-01

    This Research and Development Subcontract sought to find economic, technical and policy links between methane recovery at landfill and wastewater treatment sites in New York and Maryland, and ways to use that methane as an alternative fuel--compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquid natural gas (LNG) -- in centrally fueled Alternative Fueled Vehicles (AFVs).

  2. Geography of Existing and Potential Alternative Fuel Markets in the United States

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    Johnson, C.; Hettinger, D.

    2014-11-01

    When deploying alternative fuels, it is paramount to match the right fuel with the right location, in accordance with local market conditions. We used six market indicators to evaluate the existing and potential regional market health for each of the five most commonly deployed alternative fuels: electricity (used by plug-in electric vehicles), biodiesel (blends of B20 and higher), E85 ethanol, compressed natural gas (CNG), and propane. Each market indicator was mapped, combined, and evaluated by industry experts. This process revealed the weight the market indicators should be given, with the proximity of fueling stations being the most important indicator, followed by alternative fuel vehicle density, gasoline prices, state incentives, nearby resources, and finally, environmental benefit. Though markets vary among states, no state received 'weak' potential for all five fuels, indicating that all states have an opportunity to use at least one alternative fuel. California, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Washington appear to have the best potential markets for alternative fuels in general, with each sporting strong markets for four of the fuels. Wyoming showed the least potential, with weak markets for all alternative fuels except for CNG, for which it has a patchy market. Of all the fuels, CNG is promising in the greatest number of states--largely because freight traffic provides potential demand for many far-reaching corridor markets and because the sources of CNG are so widespread geographically.

  3. 78 FR 23574 - Public Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards

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    2013-04-19

    .... The hotel is located at 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA; the hotel phone number is (703) 416-4100... most recent workshop was held in Washington, DC, on July 29-30, 2010 (see 75 FR 8099, February 23, 2010... of ASME Section VIII, Division 3 to CNG Transport Human Element and Risk Management...

  4. 78 FR 21349 - Orders Granting Authority To Import and Export Natural Gas, To Export Liquefied Natural Gas, To...

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    2013-04-10

    ... Granting Authority To Import and Export Natural Gas, To Export Liquefied Natural Gas, To Export Compressed Natural Gas, Vacating Prior Authority and Denying Request for Rehearing During January 2013 ] FE Docket... GAS LLC 12-168-CNG MERRILL LYNCH COMMODITIES CANADA, ULC 12-169-NG GAS NATURAL PUERTO RICO INC...

  5. Analysis of cranial nerve growthine improving quality of life in cerebral infarction%脑神经生长素治疗脑梗死患者生存质量分析

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    吴建农; 刘建新

    2002-01-01

    Background: Cranial nerve growthine (CNG) is a kind of new biochemical drug containing many special neuroactive substances which have a good therapeutic effect in cerebrovascular diseases, and can distinctly improve quality of life for patients with cerebral infarction. The quality of life is an improtant factor for rehabilitation,it is life satisfaction, psychological well being,happiness,adaptation and mental health.

  6. PEMANFAATAN ENERGI ALTERNATIF GAS ALAM TERKOMPRESI SEBAGAI BAHAN BAKAR MESIN PENGGERAK KAPAL NELAYAN TRADISIONAL

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    Full Text Available Mesin Diesel adalah mesin yang paling banyak di gunakan oleh para nelayan tradisional untukopersional penangkapan ikan. Kenikan harga dan tidak stabilnya pasokan BBM akan meresahkanmasyarakat nelayan. Untuk itu harus ada upaya pemanfaatan energi alternatif yang bersumber selain dariBBM dan juga ramah lingkungan. Salah satu energi alternatif adalah energi gas alam (natural gasdiantaranya bahan bakar gas alam terkompresi atau Compressed Natural Gas. Penggunaan bahan CNGpada mesin kapal adalah dengan sistem bahan bakar ganda/Dual Fuel system yaitu system bahan bakaryang menggunakan 2 (dua jenis bahan bakar sekaligus di dalam bekerjanya motor penggerak yaitu BBGCNGdan BBM-Solar melalui penggunaan CNG Conversion kit. Setelah dilakukan pengujianPerbandingan konsumsi bahan bakar pada operasional kapal, Penggunaan solar sebanyak 10 liter dengannilai Rp. 45 ribu, setelah dilakukan konversi pengunaan BBM setara dengan penggunaan 2 liter solar dan6 liter CNG sehingga nelayan dapat menghemat sebanyak Rp. 16.500 dengan asumsi harga CNG yangberlaku saat ini sebesar Rp. 3.250 per liter. Jika semakin tinggi harga minyak solar dan harga CNG tetapatau mengalami penurunan maka efisiensi dan penghematan biaya operasional semakin besar. Penelitianini diharapkan mampu memberikan solusi penggunaan bahan bakar alternatif yang bisa mengurangi biayaopersional nelayan sehingga pendapatan dan kesejahteraan nelayan bisa meningkat

  7. SunLine Transit Agency Fuel Cell Transit Bus: Fifth Evaluation Report (Report and Appendices)

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    Eudy, L.; Chandler, K.

    2009-08-01

    This report describes operations at SunLine Transit Agency for a prototype fuel cell bus and five compressed natural gas (CNG) buses. This is the fifth evaluation report for this site, and it describes results and experiences from October 2008 through June 2009. These results are an addition to those provided in the previous four evaluation reports.

  8. SunLine Transit Agency Fuel Cell Transit Bus: Fourth Evaluation Report (Report and Appendices)

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    Chandler, K.; Eudy, L.

    2009-01-01

    This report describes operations at SunLine Transit Agency for a prototype fuel cell bus and five new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses. This is the fourth evaluation report for this site, and it describes results and experiences from April 2008 through October 2008. These results are an addition to those provided in the previous three evaluation reports.

  9. Strategies for elimination of cyanogens from cassava for reducing toxicity and improving food safety.

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    Nambisan, Bala

    2011-03-01

    Toxicity of cassava arises due to the presence of the cyanoglucosides linamarin and lotaustralin which are hydrolysed by endogenous enzyme linamarase to acetonecyanohydrin (ACN) and cyanide (CN) which are toxic. Major research efforts to eliminate/reduce cyanoglucosides have focused on (i) development of acyanogenic cassava varieties by breeding; (ii) controlling its metabolism; and (iii) processing to remove cyanogens. The cyanoglucoside (CNG) content in cassava is genetically controlled and cultivars may be classified as low (100 μg CN eq./g) varieties. Molecular techniques for reducing tuber CNG have focused on development of transgenic plants with reduced expression of cyt P 450 in leaves, or increased expression of hydroxynitrilelyase in tuber. For immediate solution, CNG content can be reduced using several processing methods. Traditional methods used for processing include boiling, drying, parboiling and drying, baking, steaming, frying and preparation of flour. These processes result in CN losses ranging from 25% to 98%. The cyanogen level in the final product is influenced both by the tuber CNG and the method of processing. In order to achieve safe levels of 10 μg/g in cassava products, new methods of processing, especially for cassava containing more than 250 μg CN eq./g, remains a challenging problem.

  10. Subcellular localisation of Epac

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    Zhao, Jun

    2006-01-01

    Cyclic adenosine 3', 5'- monophosphate (cAMP) is a second messenger that functions through binding to its downstream targets protein kinase A (PKA), cyclic-regulated ion channels (CNG channels) and Epac1 (exchange protein directly activated by cAMP). Epac1 is guanine nucleotide exchange factor towar

  11. 环核苷酸门控离子通道门控的分子机理%Molecular Mechanisms of Cyclic Nucleotide-Gated Ion Channel Gating

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    王正朝; 蒋永清; 卢立志; 黄瑞华; 侯清超; 石放雄

    2007-01-01

    Cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channels (CNGs) are distributed most widely in the neuronal cell. Great progress has been made in molecular mechanisms of CNG channel gating in the recent years. Results of many experiments have indicated that the stoichiometry and assembly of CNG channels affect their property and gating. Experiments of CNG mutants and analyses of cysteine accessibilities show that cyclic nucleotide-binding domains (CNBD) bind cyclic nucleotides and subsequently conformational changes occurred followed by the concerted or cooperative conformational change of all four subunits during CNG gating. In order to provide theoretical assistances for further investigation on CNG channels, especially regarding the disease pathogenesis of ion channels, this paper reviews the latest progress on mechanisms of CNG channels, functions of subunits, processes of subunit assembly, and conformational changes of subunit regions during gating.%环核苷酸门控离子通道(CNG)最广泛地分布于神经细胞.近年来关于CNG通道门控的分子机制的研究取得了很大的进步.研究表明,CNG通道的组成及组装影响通道的特性及门控.近年来有关CNG突变体的研究及半胱氨酸残基亲和性的分析表明,环核苷酸首先结合到CNG通道C端的环核苷酸结合域(CNBD)上引起CNBD空间构像改变,然后4个亚单元发生空间构像的协调改变,CNG通道开放.本文详细讨论了CNG通道的门控机制、各亚单元之间的相互作用、组装的过程及其空间构想的变化,为CNG通道的进一步研究,尤其是离子通道疾病方面提供理论指导.

  12. Design of Hydrogen Enriched Compressed Natural Gas Engine Fuel System and Test Research%天然气掺氢发动机燃气供给系统设计与试验研究

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    张朝山; 熊树生; 任晓帅; 姚红; 徐进; 谢莲; 刘震涛

    2012-01-01

    提出了将滑动弧电解制氢装置应用到天然气发动机中,通过电解天然气制氢,轻松实现天然气(CNG)发动机到天然气掺氢(HCNG)发动机的改装.通过自制装置,进行了过量空气系数和点火提前角与燃用不同掺氢比例的HCNG对发动机排放特性影响的试验研究.结果表明,发动机燃用HCNG,其HC和CO的排放都减少,NOx排放量增加,但随着过量空气系数的增加或点火提前角的减少,NOx排放会大大减少,排放性能得到优化.同时进行了体积掺氢比20%的HCNG和纯CNG外特性对比试验研究,结果表明,相比纯CNG,燃用掺氢20% HCNG后,其动力性变化不大,燃料消耗率却相应的减少,经济性得到改善.%This paper put forward a device installed into the fuel system,which used the sliding electric arc to electrolyze the natural gas to make hydrogen and then blend them into the fuel pipe for final combustion. We could re-equip the compressed natural gas (CNG) engine to hydrogen enriched compressed natural gas (HCNG) engine easily. The test research of the engine emissions characteristics using different hydrogen-CNG ratios was conducted when the excess air ratios and the spark advance angles were different. The results show that HC and CO emissions of engine fueled with HCNG reduce when NOx emissions increase. The NOx emissions are reduced greatly with the increase of the excess air ratio or the decrease of the spark advance angle. Comparative experiments of the performance characteristics of engine burned with HCNG whose volume hydrogen-CNG ratio was 20% and CNG were conducted under wide open throttle operating conditions. The results show that the torque output is unchanged when 20% HCNG is burned compared with CNG engine,but the fuel consumption is reduced and the fuel economy is improved.

  13. Estimating the health benefits from natural gas use in transport and heating in Santiago, Chile.

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    Mena-Carrasco, Marcelo; Oliva, Estefania; Saide, Pablo; Spak, Scott N; de la Maza, Cristóbal; Osses, Mauricio; Tolvett, Sebastián; Campbell, J Elliott; Tsao, Tsao Es Chi-Chung; Molina, Luisa T

    2012-07-01

    Chilean law requires the assessment of air pollution control strategies for their costs and benefits. Here we employ an online weather and chemical transport model, WRF-Chem, and a gridded population density map, LANDSCAN, to estimate changes in fine particle pollution exposure, health benefits, and economic valuation for two emission reduction strategies based on increasing the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) in Santiago, Chile. The first scenario, switching to a CNG public transportation system, would reduce urban PM2.5 emissions by 229 t/year. The second scenario would reduce wood burning emissions by 671 t/year, with unique hourly emission reductions distributed from daily heating demand. The CNG bus scenario reduces annual PM2.5 by 0.33 μg/m³ and up to 2 μg/m³ during winter months, while the residential heating scenario reduces annual PM2.5 by 2.07 μg/m³, with peaks exceeding 8 μg/m³ during strong air pollution episodes in winter months. These ambient pollution reductions lead to 36 avoided premature mortalities for the CNG bus scenario, and 229 for the CNG heating scenario. Both policies are shown to be cost-effective ways of reducing air pollution, as they target high-emitting area pollution sources and reduce concentrations over densely populated urban areas as well as less dense areas outside the city limits. Unlike the concentration rollback methods commonly used in public policy analyses, which assume homogeneous reductions across a whole city (including homogeneous population densities), and without accounting for the seasonality of certain emissions, this approach accounts for both seasonality and diurnal emission profiles for both the transportation and residential heating sectors.

  14. Natural Gas Container Transportation: the Alternative Way to Solve the World’s Energy Transportation Problems

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    A.M. Shendrik

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The container gas transportation for low and medium level consumers as an alternative to pipelines is considered. The options for gas supply schemes, based on road and rail transport are given. The advantages and disadvantages of both types of gas transporting are described, the areas of their effective using are separated in the article. Promising implementations of technology in environment of economic crisis and also considering world trends of energy development are presented. The most advanced organization of compressed gas condensate transportation of unprepared gas fields in large diameter universal cylindrical balloons (up to 1000 mm are reasoned. The problem of compressed gas sea transportation are well disclosed, but the alternative ways of gas transportation by land are not investigated enough. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG Technology - is new promising technology for natural gas transportation by specially designed vessels – CNG-vessels. The feature of this technology is that natural gas can be downloaded directly near gas deposits and unloaded - directly into the customer's network. This eliminates significant capital investments in underwater pipelining or gas liquefaction plants. The main objects of investment are CNG-vessels themselves. The most attractive places for implementation of CNG-technology are sea (offshore natural gas deposits. Numerous international experts estimate the natural gas transportation by CNG-vessels in 1.5-2.0 times more cost-beneficial in comparison with offshore pipelines transportation, or in comparison with LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas shipping with natural gas transportation volume between 0.5 and 4.0 billion cubic meters per year on the route from 250 to 2,500 sea miles. This technology makes possible to provide gas supplement to the mountain and abounding in water areas, remote and weakly gasified regions. Described technology deserves special attention in the case of depleted and low-power oil and

  15. Alternative fuels for vehicles fleet demonstration program final report. Volume 1: Summary

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    The Alternative Fuels for Vehicles Fleet Demonstration Program (AFV-FDP) was a multiyear effort to collect technical data for use in determining the costs and benefits of alternative-fuel vehicles in typical applications in New York State. During 3 years of collecting data, 7.3 million miles of driving were accumulated, 1,003 chassis-dynamometer emissions tests were performed, 862,000 gallons of conventional fuel were saved, and unique information was developed about garage safety recommendations, vehicle performance, and other topics. Findings are organized by vehicle and fuel type. For light-duty compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, technology has evolved rapidly and closed-loop, electronically-controlled fuel systems provide performance and emissions advantages over open-loop, mechanical systems. The best CNG technology produces consistently low tailpipe emissions versus gasoline, and can eliminate evaporative emissions. Reduced driving range remains the largest physical drawback. Fuel cost is low ($/Btu) but capital costs are high, indicating that economics are best with vehicles that are used intensively. Propane produces impacts similar to CNG and is less expensive to implement, but fuel cost is higher than gasoline and safety codes limit use in urban areas. Light-duty methanol/ethanol vehicles provide performance and emissions benefits over gasoline with little impact on capital costs, but fuel costs are high. Heavy-duty CNG engines are evolving rapidly and provide large reductions in emissions versus diesel. Capital costs are high for CNG buses and fuel efficiency is reduced, but the fuel is less expensive and overall operating costs are about equal to those of diesel buses. Methanol buses provide performance and emissions benefits versus diesel, but fuel costs are high. Other emerging technologies were also evaluated, including electric vehicles, hybrid-electric vehicles, and fuel cells.

  16. COMBUSTION AND PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF A SMALL SPARK IGNITION ENGINE FUELLED WITH HCNG

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    Full Text Available Due to environmental concerns and fossil fuel depletion, large scale researches were carried out involving the use of natural gas in internal combustion engines. Natural gas is a clean burning fuel that is available from large domestic natural reserve. When it is used as a fuel in SI engines, it reduces emissions to meet EURO-III norms with carburettors and EURO-IV norms with manifold injection. Countries like India with fewer natural fossil fuel reserves depend heavily on oil imported from Middle East Asian countries and on the other hand combustion of fossil fuel has negative impact on air quality in urban areas. Use of CNG as a fuel in internal combustion engines can reduce the intensiveness of these pervasive problems. The performance of CNG can further be improved by addition of small percentages of hydrogen to it to overcome the drawbacks like lower energy density of the fuel, drop in engine power and engine out exhaust emissions. When hydrogen is added to CNG it is called as Hythane or Hydrogen enriched Compressed Natural Gas (HCNG. This can be considered as a first step towards promotion of hydrogen in automobiles. In this study, the effects of mixing hydrogen with CNG on a small air cooled four stroke SI engine’s performance, emissions and heat release rate was analyzed. A comparison of performance and emission by running engine separately on gasoline, hydrogen, CNG and HCNG was done. The results show a significant decrease in HC, CO and NOx emissions and marginal increase in specific energy consumption when fuelled with HCNG.

  17. In-Hospital and Long-Term Prognosis after Myocardial Infarction in Patients with Prior Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery; 19-Year Experience

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    Predrag M. Mitrovic

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available To present a 19-year experience of the prognosis of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI and prior coronary artery bypass surgery (CABS, 748 patients with AMI after prior CABS (postbypass group and a control group of 1080 patients with AMI, but without prior CABS, were analyzed. All indexes of infarct size were lower in the postbypass group. There was more ventricular fibrillation in the postbypass group. In-hospital mortality was similar (p = 0.3675. In the follow-up period, postbypass patients had more heart failure, recurrent CABS, reinfarction, and unstable angina than did control patients. Cumulative survival was better in the control group than in the postbypass group (p = 0.0403. Multiple logistic regression model showed that previous angina (p = 0.0005, diabetes (p = 0.0058, and age (p = 0.0102 were independent predictor factors for survival. Use of digitalis and diuretics, together with previous angina, also influenced survival (p = 0.0092, as well as male gender, older patients, and diabetes together (p = 0.0420. Patients with AMI after prior CABS had smaller infarct, but more reinfarction, reoperation, heart failure, and angina. Previous angina, diabetes, and age, independently, as well as use of digitalis and diuretics together with angina, and male gender, older patients, and diabetes together, influenced a worse survival rate in these patients.

  18. Study on the hardening mechanism of cement asphalt binder

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    2010-01-01

    The hydration and hardening mechanism of cement asphalt binder(CAB) was studied.The early hydration process,hydration products and paste microstructure of CAB made by Portland cement and anionic asphalt emulsion were investigated by calorimetry,X-ray diffraction,and environmental scanning electron microscopy.The early hydration process of CAB can be characterized as 5 stages similar to those of Portland cement.There is no chemical reaction detected between cement and asphalt,hence no new hydration products other than those of Portland cement are produced.The hardening of CAB begins with the hydration of cement.When the hydration of cement comes into the acceleration period and its exothermic rate comes to the maximum,the coalescence of asphalt particles in asphalt emulsion is triggered.In the hardened system of CAB,it was found that the hydration products of cement form the skeleton and are covered by the continuous asphalt film.They formed an interpenetrating network system.The emulsifiers in the asphalt emulsion may retard the hydration process of cement.

  19. Disease stress detection on citrus using a leaf optical model and field spectroscopy

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    Badnakhe, Mrunalini R.; Durbha, Surya; Adinarayana, J.

    2015-10-01

    As citrus is progressively contributing to horticultural production, wealth and economy of a country, it is necessary to understand the factors impacting citrus production. Gummosis is one of the most serious diseases causing considerable loss of overall citrus production and yield quality. A qualitative and quantitative analysis of citrus leaf biochemical properties are necessary to monitor the crop health, disease /pest stress and production. Total leaf chlorophyll content (Cab) represents one of the key biochemical factors which contributes in water, carbon, and energy exchange processes. Photosynthesis process in citrus will be disturbed as gummosis disease life cycle progresses. It is important to study Cab to evaluate the photosynthesis rate and disease stress. In this study the potential of Radiative Transfer (RT) PROSPECT model to retrieve Cab in citrus orchards was undertaken at different sites. The main goal is to evaluate the relationship between Cab and gummosis disease stress for citrus at various phenological stages. Inversion of PROSPECT model on measured hyperspectral data is carried out to extract the leaf level parameters influencing the disease. This model was inverted with the ground truth hyperspectral reading. The testing was separately initiated for healthy and infected plant leaves. This can lead to understand the disease stress on citrus leaves. For accuracy, raw spectra are filtered and processed which is an input parameter for Inversion PROSPECT model. Here, retrieved Cab content was correlated with gummosis disease stress in terms of oozing with R2 = 0.6021 and RMSE= 0.481272.

  20. Purification and immunochemical characterization of the cytoplasmic androgen-binding protein of rat liver

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    The cytoplasmic androgen-binding (CAB) protein of the male rate liver has been implicated to play a role in the androgen-dependent regulation of α2u-globulin synthesis. The liver of the adult male rat contains about 50 fmol of specific high-affinity androgen-binding activity per milligram of total cytosolic protein. Photoaffinity labeling with [3H]R-1881 followed by SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and autoradiography shows that the CAB is a 31-kilodalton protein. By means of DEAE-cellulose chromatography and preparative SCS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, the authors have purified the CAB protein to electrophoretic homogeneity and have raised polyclonal rabbit antiserum that is monospecific to this protein. In the sucrose density gradient, the antiserum reacted with the androgen-binding component of the male liver cytosol prelabeled with tritiated dihydrotestosterone. Western blot analysis of the liver cytosol showed that the antiserum recognizes only the 31-kDa androgen-binding component. Such immunoblotting also showed that unlike the young adult, the androgen-insensitive states during prepuberty and senescence are associated with a marked reduction in the hepatic concentration of the immunoreactive CAB protein. No immunochemical cross-reactivity between CAB and another androgen-binding component of Mr 29K was observed. The latter finding favors the possibility that 31- and 29-kDa androgen-binding components may have distinct sequence structure

  1. Hippocampal volume and cingulum bundle fractional anisotropy are independently associated with verbal memory in older adults.

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    Ezzati, Ali; Katz, Mindy J; Lipton, Michael L; Zimmerman, Molly E; Lipton, Richard B

    2016-09-01

    The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship of medial temporal lobe and posterior cingulate cortex (PCC) volumetrics as well as fractional anisotropy of the cingulum angular bundle (CAB) and the cingulum cingulate gyrus (CCG) bundle to performance on measures of verbal memory in non-demented older adults. The participants were 100 non-demented adults over the age of 70 years from the Einstein Aging Study. Volumetric data were estimated from T1-weighted images. The entire cingulum was reconstructed using diffusion tensor MRI and probabilistic tractography. Association between verbal episodic memory and MRI measures including volume of hippocampus (HIP), entorhinal cortex (ERC), PCC and fractional anisotropy of CAB and CCG bundle were modeled using linear regression. Relationships between atrophy of these structures and regional cingulum fractional anisotropy were also explored. Decreased HIP volume on the left and decreased fractional anisotropy of left CAB were associated with lower memory performance. Volume changes in ERC, PCC and CCG disruption were not associated with memory performance. In regression models, left HIP volume and left CAB-FA were each independently associated with episodic memory. The results suggest that microstructural changes in the left CAB and decreased left HIP volume independently influence episodic memory performance in older adults without dementia. The importance of these findings in age and illness-related memory decline require additional exploration. PMID:26424564

  2. Predictors of ertapenem therapeutic efficacy in the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in hospitalized adults: the importance of renal insufficiency and urinary pH.

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    Cunha, B A; Giuga, J; Gerson, S

    2016-04-01

    In hospitalized adults acute uncomplicated cystitis (AUC) and catheter associated bacteriuria (CAB) may be treated with oral antibiotics. With AUC or CAB due to extended spectrum ß-lactamase (ESBL) + Gram negative bacilli (GNB) physicians often use intravenous therapy, e.g., ertapenem. We reviewed our recent experience in hospitalized adults with AUC and CAB treated with ertapenem. Therapeutic efficacy of ertapenem was assessed by decreased pyuria/bacteriuria, and elimination of the uropathogen. The effectiveness of ertapenem in the presence of renal insufficiency (CrCl ertapenem was highly effective in eliminating bacteriuria (TTNC 3 days) in patients with decreased renal function and alkaline urinary pH. We reviewed 45 hospitalized adults with AUC or CAB to determine if renal insufficiency and or alkaline urinary pH affected ertapenem efficacy. In the 33 adult hospitalized patients with AUC and 12 with CAB, we found that ertapenem was consistently effective in eliminating the GNB bacteriuria. In hospitalized adults, the presence of renal insufficiency and acid urine, bacteriuria was eliminated in  3 days which has not been previously reported. PMID:26873378

  3. CoolCalc: A Long-Haul Truck Thermal Load Estimation Tool

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    Lustbader, J. A.; Rugh, J. P.; Rister, B. R.; Venson, T. S.

    2011-01-01

    In the United States, intercity long-haul trucks idle approximately 1,800 hrs annually for sleeper cab hotel loads, consuming 838 million gallons of diesel fuel per year. The objective of the CoolCab project is to work closely with industry to design efficient thermal management systems for long-haul trucks that keep the cab comfortable with minimized engine idling. Truck engine idling isprimarily done to heat or cool the cab/sleeper, keep the fuel warm in cold weather, and keep the engine warm for cold temperature startup. Reducing the thermal load on the cab/sleeper will decrease air conditioning system requirements, improve efficiency, and help reduce fuel use. CoolCalc is an easy-to-use, simplified, physics-based HVAC load estimation tool that requires no meshing, hasflexible geometry, excludes unnecessary detail, and is less time-intensive than more detailed computer-aided engineering modeling approaches. It is intended for rapid trade-off studies, technology impact estimation, and preliminary HVAC sizing design and to complement more detailed and expensive CAE tools by exploring and identifying regions of interest in the design space. This paper describesthe CoolCalc tool, provides outdoor long-haul truck thermal testing results, shows validation using these test results, and discusses future applications of the tool.

  4. Transparent Blend of Poly(Methylmethacrylate/Cellulose Acetate Butyrate for the Protection from Ultraviolet

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    Raouf Mahmood Raouf

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The use of transparent polymers as an alternative to glass has become widespread. However, the direct exposure of these materials to climatic conditions of sunlight and heat decrease the lifetime cost of these products. The aim of this study was to minimize the harm caused by ultraviolet (UV radiation exposure to transparent poly(methylmethacrylate (PMMA, which usually leads to changes in the physical and chemical properties of these materials and reduced performance. This was achieved using environmentally friendly cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB. The optical, morphological, and thermal properties of CAB blended with transparent PMMA was studied using UV-VIS spectrophotometry, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, dynamic mechanical analysis, and thermal gravimetric analysis. The results show that CAB was able to reduce the effects of UV radiation by making PMMA more transparent to UV light, thereby preventing the negative effects of trapped radiation within the compositional structure, while maintaining the amorphous structure of the blend. The results also show that CAB blended with PMMA led to some properties commensurate with the requirements of research in terms of a slight increase in the value of the modulus and the glass transition temperature for the PMMA/CAB blend.

  5. Predictors of ertapenem therapeutic efficacy in the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in hospitalized adults: the importance of renal insufficiency and urinary pH.

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    Cunha, B A; Giuga, J; Gerson, S

    2016-04-01

    In hospitalized adults acute uncomplicated cystitis (AUC) and catheter associated bacteriuria (CAB) may be treated with oral antibiotics. With AUC or CAB due to extended spectrum ß-lactamase (ESBL) + Gram negative bacilli (GNB) physicians often use intravenous therapy, e.g., ertapenem. We reviewed our recent experience in hospitalized adults with AUC and CAB treated with ertapenem. Therapeutic efficacy of ertapenem was assessed by decreased pyuria/bacteriuria, and elimination of the uropathogen. The effectiveness of ertapenem in the presence of renal insufficiency (CrCl 3 days) in patients with decreased renal function and alkaline urinary pH. We reviewed 45 hospitalized adults with AUC or CAB to determine if renal insufficiency and or alkaline urinary pH affected ertapenem efficacy. In the 33 adult hospitalized patients with AUC and 12 with CAB, we found that ertapenem was consistently effective in eliminating the GNB bacteriuria. In hospitalized adults, the presence of renal insufficiency and acid urine, bacteriuria was eliminated in i.e., time to negative cultures (TTNC) was prolonged, i.e., > 3 days which has not been previously reported.

  6. The predatory bacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus aspartyl-tRNA synthetase recognizes tRNAAsn as a substrate.

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    Ariel Alperstein

    Full Text Available The predatory bacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus preys on other Gram-negative bacteria and was predicted to be an asparagine auxotroph. However, despite encoding asparaginyl-tRNA synthetase and glutaminyl-tRNA synthetase, B. bacteriovorus also contains the amidotransferase GatCAB. Deinococcus radiodurans, and Thermus thermophilus also encode both of these aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases with GatCAB. Both also code for a second aspartyl-tRNA synthetase and use the additional aspartyl-tRNA synthetase with GatCAB to synthesize asparagine on tRNAAsn. Unlike those two bacteria, B. bacteriovorus encodes only one aspartyl-tRNA synthetase. Here we demonstrate the lone B. bacteriovorus aspartyl-tRNA synthetase catalyzes aspartyl-tRNAAsn formation that GatCAB can then amidate to asparaginyl-tRNAAsn. This non-discriminating aspartyl-tRNA synthetase with GatCAB thus provides B. bacteriovorus a second route for Asn-tRNAAsn formation with the asparagine synthesized in a tRNA-dependent manner. Thus, in contrast to a previous prediction, B. bacteriovorus codes for a biosynthetic route for asparagine. Analysis of bacterial genomes suggests a significant number of other bacteria may also code for both routes for Asn-tRNAAsn synthesis with only a limited number encoding a second aspartyl-tRNA synthetase.

  7. Cine Club

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    Thursday 19 February 2015 at 20:00 CERN Council Chamber Mystery Train     Directed by Jim Jarmusch - USA, 1989, 110 minutes A Japanese couple obsessed with 1950s America goes to Memphis because the male half of the couple emulates Carl Perkins. Chance encounters link three different stories in the city, with the common thread being the seedy hotel where they are all staying. Original version English; French subtitles   Thursday 26 February 2015 at 20:00 CERN Council Chamber Night on Earth     Directed by Jim Jarmusch - USA, 1991, 129 minutes A collection of five stories involving cab drivers in five different cities. Los Angeles - A talent agent for the movies discovers her cab driver would be perfect to cast, but the cabbie is reluctant to give up her solid cab driver's career. New York - An immigrant cab driver is continually lost in a city and culture he doesn't understand. Paris - A blind girl takes a ride with a cab driv...

  8. Enabling the Tablet Product Development of 5-Fluorocytosine by Conjugate Acid Base Cocrystals.

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    Perumalla, Sathyanarayana R; Paul, Shubhajit; Sun, Changquan C

    2016-06-01

    5-Fluorocytosine (FC) is a high-dose antifungal drug that challenges the development of a tablet product due to poor solid-state stability and tabletability. Using 2 pharmaceutically acceptable conjugate acid base (CAB) cocrystals of FC with HCl and acesulfame, we have developed commercially viable high loading FC tablets. The tablets were prepared by direct compression using nano-coated microcrystalline cellulose Avicel PH105 as a tablet binder, which provided both excellent tabletability and good flowability. Commercial manufacturability of formulations based on both CAB cocrystals was verified on a compaction simulator. The results from an expedited friability study were used to set the compaction force, which yielded tablets with sufficient mechanical strength and rapid tablet disintegration. This work demonstrates the potential value of CAB cocrystals in drug product development. PMID:27238493

  9. Community Advisory Boards in Community-Based Participatory Research: A Synthesis of Best Processes

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    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Community-based participatory research (CBPR is a paradigm to study and reduce disparities in health outcomes related to chronic disease. Community advisory boards (CABs commonly formalize the academic–community partnerships that guide CBPR by providing a mechanism for community members to have representation in research activities. Researchers and funding agencies increasingly recognize the value of the community’s contribution to research and acknowledge that community advisory boards are a key component of successful CBPR projects. In this article, we describe the best processes for forming, operating, and maintaining CABs for CBPR. We synthesize the literature and offer our professional experiences to guide formation, operation, and maintenance of CABs.

  10. Diagnosis and medical treatment of prolactinomas

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    The first-line treatment of prolactinomas is medical therapy with dopamine receptor agonists. Bromocriptine (BC) has been used over the past 30 years, while cabergoline (CAB) is increasingly used in recent years because of its enhanced efficacy and better tolerability. Cabergoline is highly effective in normalizing elevated prolactin, recovering hypogonadism, and achieving a successful pregnancy in patients with tumoral and non-tumoral hyperprolactinemia. Also, CAB has a greater ability to shrink prolactinomas (PRLomas) than BC and often extinguishes them. Regarding the diagnosis, it requires demonstrating hyperprolactinemia on at least two separate occasions, excluding other causes of hyperprolactinemia than PRLomas, and detecting pituitary tumor on magnetic resonance imaging. Final diagnosis in non-operated cases is made empirically by attaining unequivocal tumor shrinkage or disappearance with CAB treatment. (author)

  11. Clinical and microbiological features of community-acquired and nosocomial bloodstream infections in the surgical department of a tertiary-care hospital in Beijing

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    L(U) You; GUO Peng; YE Ying-jiang; WANG Hui; SHEN Zhan-long; WANG Qi; ZHAO Chun-jiang

    2013-01-01

    Background Bloodstream infections (BSls) remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing surgery.This study aimed at elucidating the clinical characteristics of community-acquired BSls (CABs) and nosocomial BSls (nBSls) in patients admitted to the surgical wards of a teaching hospital in Beijing,China.Methods This cross-sectional study compared 191 episodes of BSls in 4074 patients admitted to the surgical wards between January 2008 and December 2011.Cases of BSls were classified as CABs or nBSls,and the characteristics,relevant treatments,and outcomes of CABs and nBSls were compared.Results Of the 191 BSls,52 (27.2%) and 139 (72.8%) were CABs and nBSls,respectively.Eschedchia coli,coagulasenegative staphylococci,and Klebsiella spp,were the most frequently isolated microorganisms.There were significant differences between CABs and nBSls with respect to the use of hormonal drugs,ventilation,acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE) Ⅱ and American Society of Anesthesiologists scores,and prevalence of cancer (P <0.05).Empirical antibacterial therapy did not decrease the crude mortality,but multivariate analysis showed that high APACHE Ⅱ was independently associated with a risk of mortality (odds ratio =0.97,95% confidence interval:0.93-1.02 for APACHE Ⅱ).Conclusions We found significant differences in the clinical characteristics of surgical patients with CABs and nBSls.The outcome of patients seems to be related to high APACHE Ⅱ scores.

  12. Insights into tRNA-Dependent Amidotransferase Evolution and Catalysis from the Structure of the Aquifex aeolicus Enzyme

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    Wu, Jing; Bu, Weishu; Sheppard, Kelly; Kitabatake, Makoto; Kwon, Suk-Tae; Söll, Dieter; Smith, Janet L.; (Yale); (Michigan); (Kyoto)

    2010-08-17

    Many bacteria form Gln-tRNA{sup Gln} and Asn-tRNA{sup ASN} by conversion of the misacylated Glu-tRNA{sup Gln} and Asp-tRNA{sup ASN} species catalyzed by the GatCAB amidotransferase in the presence of ATP and an amide donor (glutamine or asparagine). Here, we report the crystal structures of GatCAB from the hyperthermophilic bacterium Aquifex aeolicus, complexed with glutamine, asparagine, aspartate, ADP, or ATP. In contrast to the Staphylococcus aureus GatCAB, the A. aeolicus enzyme formed acyl-enzyme intermediates with either glutamine or asparagine, in line with the equally facile use by the amidotransferase of these amino acids as amide donors in the transamidation reaction. A water-filled ammonia channel is open throughout the length of the A. aeolicus GatCAB from the GatA active site to the synthetase catalytic pocket in the B-subunit. A non-catalytic Zn{sup 2+} site in the A. aeolicus GatB stabilizes subunit contacts and the ammonia channel. Judged from sequence conservation in the known GatCAB sequences, the Zn{sup 2+} binding motif was likely present in the primordial GatB/E, but became lost in certain lineages (e.g., S. aureus GatB). Two divalent metal binding sites, one permanent and the other transient, are present in the catalytic pocket of the A. aeolicus GatB. The two sites enable GatCAB to first phosphorylate the misacylated tRNA substrate and then amidate the activated intermediate to form the cognate products, Gln-tRNA{sup Gln} or Asn-tRNA{sup ASN}.

  13. Associations between performance on an abbreviated CogState battery, other measures of cognitive function, and biomarkers in people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease

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    Racine, Annie M.; Clark, Lindsay R.; Berman, Sara E.; Koscik, Rebecca L.; Mueller, Kimberly D.; Norton, Derek; Nicholas, Christopher R.; Blennow, Kaj; Zetterberg, Henrik; Jedynak, Bruno; Bilgel, Murat; Carlsson, Cynthia M.; Christian, Bradley T.; Asthana, Sanjay; Johnson, Sterling C.

    2016-01-01

    It is not known whether computerized cognitive assessments, like the CogState battery, are sensitive to preclinical cognitive changes or pathology in people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In 469 late middle-aged participants from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (mean age 63.8±7 years at testing; 67% female; 39% APOE4+), we examined relationships between a CogState abbreviated battery (CAB) of seven tests and demographic characteristics, traditional paper-based neuropsychological tests as well as a composite cognitive impairment index, cognitive impairment status (determined by consensus review); and biomarkers for amyloid and tau (CSF phosphorylated-tau/Aβ42 and global PET-PiB burden) and neural injury (CSF neurofilament light protein). CSF and PET-PiB were collected in n=71 and n=91 participants, respectively, approximately four years prior to CAB testing. For comparison, we examined three traditional tests of delayed memory in parallel. Similar to studies in older samples, the CAB was less influenced by demographic factors than traditional tests. CAB tests were generally correlated with most paper-based cognitive tests examined and mapped onto the same cognitive domains. Greater composite cognitive impairment index was associated with worse performance on all CAB tests. Cognitively impaired participants performed significantly worse compared to normal controls on all but one CAB test. Poorer One Card Learning test performance was associated with higher levels of CSF phosphorylated-tau/Aβ42. These results support the use of the CogState battery as measures of early cognitive impairment in studies of people at risk for AD. PMID:27589532

  14. A novel mechanism for antibody-based anthrax toxin neutralization: inhibition of prepore-to-pore conversion.

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    Mechaly, Adva; Levy, Haim; Epstein, Eyal; Rosenfeld, Ronit; Marcus, Hadar; Ben-Arie, Einat; Shafferman, Avigdor; Ordentlich, Arie; Mazor, Ohad

    2012-09-21

    Protective antigen (PA), a key component of anthrax toxin, mediates the entry of lethal factor (LF) or edema factor (EF) through a membranal pore into target cells. We have previously reported the isolation and chimerization of cAb29, an anti-PA monoclonal antibody that effectively neutralizes anthrax toxin in an unknown mechanism. The aim of this study was to elucidate the neutralizing mechanism of this antibody in vitro and to test its ability to confer post-exposure protection against anthrax in vivo. By systematic evaluation of the steps taking place during the PA-based intoxication process, we found that cAb29 did not interfere with the initial steps of intoxication, namely its ability to bind to the anthrax receptor, the consecutive proteolytic cleavage to PA(63), oligomerization, prepore formation, or LF binding. However, the binding of cAb29 to the prepore prevented its pH-triggered transition to the transmembranal pore, thus preventing the last step of intoxication, i.e. the translocation of LF/EF into the cell. Epitope mapping, using a phage display peptide library, revealed that cAb29 binds the 2α(1) loop in domain 2 of PA, a loop that undergoes major conformational changes during pore formation. In vivo, we found that 100% of anthrax-infected rabbits survived when treated with cAb29 12 h after exposure. In conclusion, these experiments demonstrate that cAb29 exerts its potent neutralizing activity in a unique manner by blocking the prepore-to-pore conversion process. PMID:22869370

  15. Le Gaz Naturel Véhicule Natural Gas for Vehicles

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    De Chauveron S.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Cet article présente le GNV (Gaz Naturel Véhicule. Le GNV a en effet de sérieux atouts, à la fois comme carburant de substitution et comme carburant propre. Ces atouts sont aussi bien économiques que techniques. La première partie est consacrée aux enjeux du développement du GNV. Les premiers pays utilisateurs ont été ceux qui disposent sur leur sol de ressources de gaz naturel. Aujourd'hui, alors que de nombreux pays doivent faire face à l'inquiétude croissante relative à l'augmentation de la pollution urbaine, le gaz naturel apparaît également comme un carburant propre, permettant de réduire rapidement les émissions de polluants des véhicules. Dans une deuxième partie, nous donnons une description technique sommaire des stations GNV et des véhicules GNV. Il s'agit de familiariser le lecteur avec les quelques spécificités techniques du GNV, par rapport à l'essence et au gazole. On constatera d'ailleurs que les technologies GNV sont très proches des technologies classiques. Enfin, la dernière partie est consacrée aux actions en cours, qui permettront le développement du GNV en France et en Europe : programmes de recherche, réduction des coûts de la filière, actions réglementaires, communication, etc. This article presents compressed natural gas for vehicles (CNG, which can provide considerable advantages both as an alternative fuel and as a clean fuel. These assets are not only economic but also technical. The first part deals with what is at stake in developing natural gas as a motor fuel. The first countries to use CNG were those with natural gas resources in their subsoil. Today, with a large number of countries having to cope with growing concern about increasing urban pollution, natural gas is also seen as a clean fuel that can help cut vehicle pollutant emissions dramatically. In the second part a brief technical description is given of CNG stations and vehicles, with the aim of acquainting the reader with

  16. Molecular bases and photobiological consequences of light intensity adaptation in photosynthetic organisms

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    Chen, Y-B.; Durnford, D.; Koblizek, M.; Falkowski, P. G.

    2003-02-10

    By applying a combination of light transitions, uncouplers, and inhibitors of photosynthetic electron transport inhibitors we modulate the redox poise of many components in the plastid and examine the pattern of expression of cab1 gene. This gene encodes the major light harvesting protein that services photosystem II. While our results have confirmed our own previous finding that light intensity regulation of cab1 gene expression is signaled by the redox state of the PQ pool, we have also identified additional sensor(s) located in the PET chain.

  17. Ballmilling of metal borohydrides for hydrogen storage

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    Sommer, Sanna

    2014-01-01

    . Specifically, the research undertaken targets CaB6 whose boron is in a octahedral network, or AlB2 whose boron is layered. These compounds were then reactive ball milled with alkali and alkaline earth metal under hydrogen pressure, with the intention of forming metal borohydrides. For CaB6, no clear sign...... is to hydrogenate simple compounds such as metalborides and hydrides with the intention of forming a new and more hydrogen rich borohydride. In contrast to mainstream research, the method of synthesis has been based on reactants that are expected to be found in the metal borohydride’s dehydrogenated state...

  18. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-OANA-01-0610 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-OANA-01-0610 ref|NP_195588.1| PRP4 (PROLINE-RICH PROTEIN 4) [Arabidopsis thaliana...] emb|CAB38611.1| extensin-like protein [Arabidopsis thaliana] emb|CAB80540.1| extensin-like protein [Arabidopsis thaliana...] gb|AAL06873.1| AT4g38770/T9A14_50 [Arabidopsis thaliana] gb|AAM12991.1| extensin-like protein [Arabidopsis thalian...a] gb|AAN41344.1| putative extensin protein [Arabidopsis thaliana...] gb|AAN65091.1| extensin-like protein [Arabidopsis thaliana] NP_195588.1 4e-08 25% ...

  19. Advances of evolutionary computation methods and operators

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    Cuevas, Erik; Oliva Navarro, Diego Alberto

    2016-01-01

    The goal of this book is to present advances that discuss alternative Evolutionary Computation (EC) developments and non-conventional operators which have proved to be effective in the solution of several complex problems. The book has been structured so that each chapter can be read independently from the others. The book contains nine chapters with the following themes: 1) Introduction, 2) the Social Spider Optimization (SSO), 3) the States of Matter Search (SMS), 4) the collective animal behavior (CAB) algorithm, 5) the Allostatic Optimization (AO) method, 6) the Locust Search (LS) algorithm, 7) the Adaptive Population with Reduced Evaluations (APRE) method, 8) the multimodal CAB, 9) the constrained SSO method.

  20. Analysis of Two Putative Candida albicans Phosphopantothenoylcysteine Decarboxylase / Protein Phosphatase Z Regulatory Subunits Reveals an Unexpected Distribution of Functional Roles

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    Petrényi, Katalin; Molero, Cristina; Kónya, Zoltán; Erdődi, Ferenc; Ariño, Joaquin; Dombrádi, Viktor

    2016-01-01

    Protein phosphatase Z (Ppz) is a fungus specific enzyme that regulates cell wall integrity, cation homeostasis and oxidative stress response. Work on Saccharomyces cerevisiae has shown that the enzyme is inhibited by Hal3/Vhs3 moonlighting proteins that together with Cab3 constitute the essential phosphopantothenoylcysteine decarboxylase (PPCDC) enzyme. In Candida albicans CaPpz1 is also involved in the morphological changes and infectiveness of this opportunistic human pathogen. To reveal the CaPpz1 regulatory context we searched the C. albicans database and identified two genes that, based on the structure of their S. cerevisiae counterparts, were termed CaHal3 and CaCab3. By pull down analysis and phosphatase assays we demonstrated that both of the bacterially expressed recombinant proteins were able to bind and inhibit CaPpz1 as well as its C-terminal catalytic domain (CaPpz1-Cter) with comparable efficiency. The binding and inhibition were always more pronounced with CaPpz1-Cter, indicating a protective effect against inhibition by the N-terminal domain in the full length protein. The functions of the C. albicans proteins were tested by their overexpression in S. cerevisiae. Contrary to expectations we found that only CaCab3 and not CaHal3 rescued the phenotypic traits that are related to phosphatase inhibition by ScHal3, such as tolerance to LiCl or hygromycin B, requirement for external K+ concentrations, or growth in a MAP kinase deficient slt2 background. On the other hand, both of the Candida proteins turned out to be essential PPCDC components and behaved as their S. cerevisiae counterparts: expression of CaCab3 and CaHal3 rescued the cab3 and hal3 vhs3 S. cerevisiae mutations, respectively. Thus, both CaHal3 and CaCab3 retained the PPCDC related functions and have the potential for CaPpz1 inhibition in vitro. The fact that only CaCab3 exhibits its phosphatase regulatory potential in vivo suggests that in C. albicans CaCab3, but not CaHal3, acts as a

  1. Vector Construction of Shoot-specific Promoter Driven Prosystemin and the Acquisition of Transgenic Plants%地上部特异性启动子驱动番茄原系统素表达的载体构建及转基因植株的获得

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    赵雪芹; 刘维仲; 蒋红玲; 张海燕

    2011-01-01

    The objective of this study was to clone a shoot-specific promoter, it is the promoter of cab2 (chlorophyll a/b binding protein 2, cab2) gene. The promoter can drive the expression of prosystemin (PS) and GFP fusion vector, then get the transgenic plants. The plasmids were transformed into Arabidopsis by using Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated method. The semi-quantitative RT-PCR method and laser scanning confocal microscope (LSCM) were used to observe the expression and subcellular localization of promoter-driven PS-GFP.Using Arabidopsis genomic DNA as a template, the sequence of promoter cab2 was amplified by high fidelity PCR enzyme, then connected it with the PS and GFP fusion vector (SlPS). The LSCM observation showed that the gene driven by this promoter was normally expressed and located in the cytoplasm. The cab2 promoter was cloned, which can drive the expression and localization of the PS and GFP fusion protein.%克隆地上部特异表达的启动子--cab2(chlorophyll a/b binding protein 2,cab2)基因的启动子,构建该启动子驱动下的番茄原系统素(Prosystemin;PS)与GFP融合的植物表达载体并获得转基因植株.利用农杆菌介导法转化拟南芥,通过RT-PCR的方法及激光共聚焦显微镜观察启动子驱动PS-GFP的表达及其亚细胞定位.以拟南芥基因组为模板,利用高保真聚合酶获得了cab2启动子的目的片段,并将其与接GFP的番茄原系统素载体(SlPS)融合,激光共聚焦显微镜观察表明,该启动子驱动的基因正常表达和并定位于细胞质中.克隆获得到了cab2基因的启动子,该启动子能够驱动番茄原系统素和GFP的融合蛋白正常表达和定位.

  2. Improving room acoustics at low frequencies with multiple loudspeakers and time based room correction

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    Nielsen, Sofus Birkedal; Celestinos, Adrian

    2008-01-01

    frequencies, and appear not only at modal frequencies. The problem is an acoustical issue in time, and should therefore be analyzed in the time-domain, instead of the traditional steady state frequency domain. The construction of a finite-difference time-domain approximation program (FDTD) has lead...... to a simple and untraditional solution called CABS (Controlled Acoustical Bass System) that makes use of multiple loudspeakers. With the proper placement of low frequency loudspeakers, CABS can create a plane wave from the front wall which will be absorbed by additional low frequency loudspeakers at the back...

  3. A center open to the public

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    Cuesta, L.; Vaquerizo, A.; García-Villadangos, M.

    2015-05-01

    The view to the public of a research center depends, of course, on the quality of its scientific activity but also, to a large extent, on the communication of results and spreading from the center itself. The Center for Astrobiology (CAB, CSIC-INTA) has maintained for some years a place among the leading Spanish scientific centers and the proof is his continued appearance in the media. In this communication we will give an overview of the activities of the Unit for Scientific Culture of CAB to achieve that goal.

  4. PdMn and PdFe: New Materials for Temperature Measurement Near 2K

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    Interest in the critical dynamics of superfluid 4 He in microgravity conditions has motivated the development of new high resolution thermometry technol- ogy for use in space experiments near 2K. The current material commonly used as the temperature sensing element for high resolution thermometers (HRTs) is copper ammonium bromide [Cu(NH4)2Br42H20) or ''CAB'', which undergoes a ferromagnetic phase transition at 1.8K1. HRTs made from CAB have demonstrated low drift (-13 K/s

  5. Cloning, characterization, and heterologous expression of the Saccharopolyspora erythraea (Streptomyces erythraeus) gene encoding an EF-hand calcium-binding protein.

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    Swan, D G; Cortes, J; Hale, R S; Leadlay, P F

    1989-01-01

    The regulatory effects of Ca2+ in eucaryotic cells are mostly mediated by a superfamily of Ca2+-binding proteins (CABs) that contain one or more characteristic Ca2+-binding structural motifs, referred to as EF hands. We have cloned and sequenced the structural gene for an authentic EF-hand CAB from the spore-forming gram-positive bacterium Saccharopolyspora erythraea (formerly Streptomyces erythraeus). When the gene was introduced into Streptomyces lividans on the high-copy plasmid vector pIJ...

  6. Natural gas in transport. An assessment of different routes

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    Kampman, B.; Croezen, H.; Aarnink, S. [CE Delft, Delft (Netherlands); Verbeek, R.; Ligterink, N.; Meulenbrugge, J.; Koornneef, G. [TNO, Delft (Netherlands); Kroon, P.; De Wilde, H. [ECN Policy Studies, Petten (Netherlands)

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    Compressed or liquid natural gas (CNG, LNG) along with energy carriers produced from natural gas like electricity, hydrogen and Gas to Liquid (GTL) can limit emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants in the transport sector. This is particularly the case if electricity, hydrogen or CNG are used to power cars and buses, with LNG being used for trucks and ships. To reduce the overall greenhouse gas emissions of shipping, however, methane emissions also need to be limited. To ensure the safety of LNG, effective control of the distribution infrastructure is also required, moreover. This study compares various types of natural gas with diesel and petrol as primary energy sources in the transport sector. The analysis covers the environment, costs and safety. Taking 2025 as a horizon, the entire fuel chain is considered, from production at source to combustion in the engine.

  7. Development of an ultra-safe, ultra-low emissions natural gas-fueled bus. Phase 1: Systems design -- Final report

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    Kubesh, J. [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (United States)

    1995-05-01

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) contracted with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to develop an ultra-safe, ultra-low emissions natural gas-fueled school bus. To develop the bus, SwRI teamed with Blue Bird, Incorporated, a school bus manufacturer, Deere Power Systems Group, an engine manufacturer, and CNG Cylinder Company, a supplier of compressed natural gas storage and handling systems. The primary focus of work for Phase 1 was the design of the component systems, i.e. vehicle, engine, and fuel storage systems. The bus chassis prototype is expected to be completed by the middle of July, 1995. A complete prototype vehicle body and chassis should be delivered to SwRI by the beginning of December, 1995. This prototype vehicle will include the new compressed natural gas cylinders and associated fuel storage system hardware which has been designed by CNG Cylinder Company.

  8. Performance, Efficiency, and Emissions Characterization of Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines Fueled with Hydrogen/Natural Gas Blends

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    Kirby S. Chapman; Amar Patil

    2007-06-30

    Hydrogen is an attractive fuel source not only because it is abundant and renewable but also because it produces almost zero regulated emissions. Internal combustion engines fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) are operated throughout a variety of industries in a number of mobile and stationary applications. While CNG engines offer many advantages over conventional gasoline and diesel combustion engines, CNG engine performance can be substantially improved in the lean operating region. Lean operation has a number of benefits, the most notable of which is reduced emissions. However, the extremely low flame propagation velocities of CNG greatly restrict the lean operating limits of CNG engines. Hydrogen, however, has a high flame speed and a wide operating limit that extends into the lean region. The addition of hydrogen to a CNG engine makes it a viable and economical method to significantly extend the lean operating limit and thereby improve performance and reduce emissions. Drawbacks of hydrogen as a fuel source, however, include lower power density due to a lower heating value per unit volume as compared to CNG, and susceptibility to pre-ignition and engine knock due to wide flammability limits and low minimum ignition energy. Combining hydrogen with CNG, however, overcomes the drawbacks inherent in each fuel type. Objectives of the current study were to evaluate the feasibility of using blends of hydrogen and natural gas as a fuel for conventional natural gas engines. The experiment and data analysis included evaluation of engine performance, efficiency, and emissions along with detailed in-cylinder measurements of key physical parameters. This provided a detailed knowledge base of the impact of using hydrogen/natural gas blends. A four-stroke, 4.2 L, V-6 naturally aspirated natural gas engine coupled to an eddy current dynamometer was used to measure the impact of hydrogen/natural gas blends on performance, thermodynamic efficiency and exhaust gas emissions

  9. Grape-Like Fe3O4 Agglomerates Grown on Graphene Nanosheets for Ultrafast and Stable Lithium Storage.

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    Qi, Liya; Xin, Yuelong; Zuo, Zicheng; Yang, Chengkai; Wu, Kai; Wu, Bin; Zhou, Henghui

    2016-07-13

    An in situ simple and effective synthesis method is effectively exploited to construct MOF-derived grape-like architecture anchoring on nitrogen-doped graphene, in which ultrafine Fe3O4 nanoparticles are uniformly dispersed (Fe3O4@C/NG). In this hybrid hierarchical structure, new synergistic features are accessed. The graphene oxide plane with functional groups is expected to alleviate the aggregation problem in the MOFs' growth. Moreover, the morphology and size of iron-based MOFs and carbon content are conveniently controlled by controlling the solution concentration of precursor. Through making use of in situ carbonization of the organic ligands in MOFs, Fe3O4 subunits are effectively protected by 3D interconnected conductive carbon at microscale. Consequently, when applied as anode materials, even as high as 10 A g(-1) after 1000 cycles, Fe3O4@C/NG still maintains as high as 458 mA h g(-1). PMID:27311737

  10. Civil-military relations in domestic support operations. The California National Guard in Los Angeles 1992 Riots and Northridge Earthquake of 1994

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    Khomchenko, Sergey

    1997-01-01

    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited The main argument of the thesis is that the use of the California National Guard (CNG) in response to major emergencies has both advantages and disadvantages as a model for countries in transition, such as Ukraine. Furthermore, it argues that civil- military relations in domestic support operations (DSO) are a very important factor to consider when new democracies try to build an effective system of emergency management. The author att...

  11. Impact of non-petroleum vehicle fuel economy on GHG mitigation potential

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    The fuel economy of gasoline vehicles will increase to meet 2025 corporate average fuel economy standards (CAFE). However, dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) and battery electric vehicles (BEV) already exceed future CAFE fuel economy targets because only 15% of non-petroleum energy use is accounted for when determining compliance. This study aims to inform stakeholders about the potential impact of CAFE on life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, should non-petroleum fuel vehicles displace increasingly fuel efficient petroleum vehicles. The well-to-wheel GHG emissions of a set of hypothetical model year 2025 light-duty vehicles are estimated. A reference gasoline vehicle is designed to meet the 2025 fuel economy target within CAFE, and is compared to a set of dedicated CNG vehicles and BEVs with different fuel economy ratings, but all vehicles meet or exceed the fuel economy target due to the policy’s dedicated non-petroleum fuel vehicle incentives. Ownership costs and BEV driving ranges are estimated to provide context, as these can influence automaker and consumer decisions. The results show that CNG vehicles that have lower ownership costs than gasoline vehicles and BEVs with long distance driving ranges can exceed the 2025 CAFE fuel economy target. However, this could lead to lower efficiency CNG vehicles and heavier BEVs that have higher well-to-wheel GHG emissions than gasoline vehicles on a per km basis, even if the non-petroleum energy source is less carbon intensive on an energy equivalent basis. These changes could influence the effectiveness of low carbon fuel standards and are not precluded by the light-duty vehicle GHG emissions standards, which regulate tailpipe but not fuel production emissions. (letter)

  12. Analysis of Axial Rupture for Hoop-wrapped Composite Cylinders with Steel Liner%环缠绕钢内胆复合气瓶轴向破裂原因分析

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    由宏新; 戴行涛; 秦胤康; 韩冰; 周一卉; 胡军

    2016-01-01

    To research the reason for axial rupture of hoop-wrapped composite cylinders with steel liner (CNG -Ⅱ),the CNG -Ⅱcylinder,which had been axially ruptured in actual hydraulic burst test,was simulated by finite element analysis(FEA).The veracity of established model by FEA was verified by comparing the results of FEA with the results of hydraulic burst test.On this basis,the stress of tested cyl-inder was analyzed to investigate the stress distribution of liner and composite layer.The results show that the axial stress was greater than the hoop stress of liner under burst pressure,resulting in the overpressure damage and axial rupture.%为了研究环缠绕钢内胆复合气瓶(CNG -Ⅱ)轴向破裂原因,对实际 CNG -Ⅱ气瓶水压爆破试验中出现轴向破裂的气瓶进行有限元分析。对比水压爆破试验结果和有限元分析结果,验证有限元建模的准确性。在此基础上,对受试气瓶进行应力分析,研究气瓶内胆和缠绕层的应力分布,得出气瓶在爆破压力下,内胆筒体段轴向应力大于环向应力,产生超压破坏,发生轴向破裂。

  13. Effect of biodiesel blends on engine performance and exhaust emission for diesel dual fuel engine

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    Highlights: • Engine and emission characteristics of biodiesel DDF engine system were measured. • Biodiesel DDF fuelled system produced high engine performance. • Lower hydrocarbons and carbon dioxide was emitted by biodiesel DDF system. • Biodiesel DDF produced slightly higher carbon monoxide and nitric oxides emission. - Abstract: Biodiesel derived from biomass is a renewable source of fuel. It is renovated to be the possible fuel to replace fossil derived diesel due to its properties and combustion characteristics. The integration of compressed natural gas (CNG) in diesel engine known as diesel dual fuel (DDF) system offered better exhaust emission thus become an attractive option for reducing the pollutants emitted from transportation fleets. In the present study, the engine performance and exhaust emission of HINO H07C DDF engine; fuelled by diesel, biodiesel, diesel–CNG, and biodiesel–CNG, were experimentally studied. Biodiesel and diesel fuelled engine system respectively generated 455 N m and 287 N m of torque. The horse power of biodiesel was found to be 10–20% higher compared to diesel. Biodiesel–CNG at 20% (B20-DDF) produced the highest engine torque compared to other fuel blends Biodiesel significantly increase the carbon monoxide (15–32%) and nitric oxides (6.67–7.03%) but in contrast reduce the unburned hydrocarbons (5.76–6.25%) and carbon dioxide (0.47–0.58%) emissions level. These results indicated that biodiesel could be used without any engine modifications as an alternative and environmentally friendly fuel especially the heavy transportation fleets

  14. Development Prospect of China's Urban Gas Filling Station

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    Luo Zuoxian

    2006-01-01

    @@ Status of China's urban gas filling station Development scale China's urban gas filling stations have kept on increasing in recent years along with the development of gas autos. The number of urban gas filling stations in China increased to 712 in 2004 from 130 in 1999, with the growth rate 448 percent. The annual growth rate of LPG filling stations and CNG filling stations was 34.3 percent and 32.2 percent respectively (see Fig. 1).

  15. A Review of the Utilisation of Natural Gas with High Carbon Dioxide Content as Automotive Fuel in an Indirect Injection Diesel Engine

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    Opatola Rasheed Adewale; Aziz A. Rashid A.; Heikal Morgan Raymond; Said Mior Azman Meor

    2014-01-01

    The persistent consumption of fossil fuels by modern transportation tends toward feared depletion in crude oil and infliction of health risks on human beings and the environment due to the noxious emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels. This work examines the prospects of fuel modification in improving engine performance by utilising compressed natural gas (CNG) mixed with varying proportions of carbon dioxide (CO2) as fuel in Diesel engines. The extent to which the addition of CO2 to ...

  16. In-vitro assessment and pharmacodynamics of nimesulide incorporated Aloe vera transemulgel.

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    Vandana, K R; Yalavarthi, Prasanna R; Sundaresan, C R; Sriramaneni, Raghava N; Vadlamudi, Harini C

    2014-06-01

    The aim of the investigation was to prepare nimesulide emulsion for incorporation in Aloe vera gel base to formulate 'nimesulide - Aloe vera transemulgel' (NAE) and to carryout in-vitro assessment and in-vivo anti-inflammatory studies of the product. Although the use of nimesulide is banned for oral administration, due to its potential for inducing hepatotoxicity and thrombocytopenia, the use of nimesulide for topical delivery is prominent in the treatment of many inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis. The drug loading capacity of transdermal gels is low for hydrophobic drugs such as nimesulide. Nimesulide can be effectively incorporated into emulgels (a combination of emulsion and gel). Aloe vera has a mild anti-inflammatory effect and in the present study Aloe vera gel was formulated and used as a gel base to prepare NAE. The emulgels thus prepared were evaluated for viscosity, pH, in-vitro permeation, stability and skin irritation test. In-vivo anti-inflammatory studies were performed using carrageenan induced hind paw edema method in Wistar rats. The results were compared with that of commercial nimesulide gel (CNG). From the in-vitro studies, effective permeation of nimesulide from NAE (53.04 %) was observed compared to CNG (44.72 %) at 30 min indicating better drug release from NAE. Topical application of the emulgel found no skin irritation. Stability studies proved the integrity of the formulation. The percentage of inhibition of edema was highest for the prepared NAE (67.4 % inhibition after 240 min) compared to CNG (59.6 %). From our results, it was concluded that the Aloe vera gel acts as an effective gel base to prepare nimesulide emulgel with high drug loading capacity (86.4 % drug content) compared to CNG (70.5 % drug content) with significant anti-inflammatory effect.

  17. Cloning and first functional characterization of a plant cyclic nucleotide-gated cation channel

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    Leng, Q.; Mercier, R.W.; Yao, W.; Berkowitz, G.A.

    1999-11-01

    Cyclic nucleotide-gated (cng) non-selective cation channels have been cloned from a number of animal systems. These channels are characterized by direct gating upon cAMO or cGMO binding to the intracellular portion of the channel protein, which leads to an increase in channel conductance. Animal cng channels are involved in signal transduction systems; they translate stimulus-induced changes in cytosolic cyclic nucleotide into altered cell membrane potential and/or cation flux as part of a signal cascade pathway. Putative plant homologs of animal cng channels have been identified. However, functional characterization (i.e., demonstration of cyclic-nucleotide-dependent ion currents) of a plant cng channel has not yet been accomplished. The authors report the cloning and first functional characterization of a plant member of this family of ion channels. The Arabidopsis cDNA AtCNGC2 encodes a polypeptide with deduced homology to the {alpha}-subunit of animal channels, and facilitates cyclic nucleotide-dependent cation currents upon expression in a number of heterologous systems. AtCNGC2 expression in a yeast mutant lacking a low-affinity K{sup +} uptake system complements growth inhibition only when lipophilic nucleotides are present in the culture medium. Voltage clamp analysis indicates that Xenopus lawvis oocytes injected with AtCNGC2 cRNA demonstrate cyclic-nucleotide-dependent, inward-rectifying K{sup +} currents. Human embryonic kidney cells (HEK293) transfected with AtCNGC2 cDNA demonstrate increased permeability to Ca{sup 2+} only in the presence of lipophilic cyclic nucleotides. The evidence presented here supports the functional classification of AtCNGC2 as a cyclic-nucleotide-gated cation channel, and presents the first direct evidence identifying a plant member of this ion channel family.

  18. Project Startup: Evaluating the Performance of Electric Buses

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    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is evaluating the in-service performance of fast-charge battery electric buses compared to compressed natural gas (CNG) buses operated by Foothill Transit in West Covina, California. Launched in 2015 in collaboration with the California Air Resources Board, this study aims to improve understanding of the overall use and effectiveness of fast-charge electric buses and associated charging infrastructure in transit operation.

  19. Marketing firmy Mobil Gas Centrum, s.r.o.

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    Studený, Vojtěch

    2014-01-01

    The thesis investigated the company MOBIL GAS CENTRUM, spol. s. r. o., providing installation, servicing and sale of LPG, CNG in cars and trucks. The aim of which is to help the company to better understand its market position, specify its customers and target audience, competitors and possibly suggest a better way to communicate with customers. The work also describes the marketing mix, marketing objectives and strategies of the company studied, examined the competition using Porter's model ...

  20. NGV cylinder workshop 2. Final report, March 1993

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    Biederman, R.; Blazek, C.

    1993-06-01

    The report provides an overview of the objectives, conclusions and recommendations discussed during the GRI-sponsored workshop. The workshop brought together a number of industry groups - vehicle OEMS, cylinder manufacturers, compressor and refueling station manufacturers, natural gas distribution companies, and industry advisory personnel. The workshop focused on issues relating to on-board vehicle fuel storage pressure, cylinder standardization, R D needs identification, and prospects for formation of a consortium for CNG fuel storage.

  1. Impact of non-petroleum vehicle fuel economy on GHG mitigation potential

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    Luk, Jason M.; Saville, Bradley A.; MacLean, Heather L.

    2016-04-01

    The fuel economy of gasoline vehicles will increase to meet 2025 corporate average fuel economy standards (CAFE). However, dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) and battery electric vehicles (BEV) already exceed future CAFE fuel economy targets because only 15% of non-petroleum energy use is accounted for when determining compliance. This study aims to inform stakeholders about the potential impact of CAFE on life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, should non-petroleum fuel vehicles displace increasingly fuel efficient petroleum vehicles. The well-to-wheel GHG emissions of a set of hypothetical model year 2025 light-duty vehicles are estimated. A reference gasoline vehicle is designed to meet the 2025 fuel economy target within CAFE, and is compared to a set of dedicated CNG vehicles and BEVs with different fuel economy ratings, but all vehicles meet or exceed the fuel economy target due to the policy’s dedicated non-petroleum fuel vehicle incentives. Ownership costs and BEV driving ranges are estimated to provide context, as these can influence automaker and consumer decisions. The results show that CNG vehicles that have lower ownership costs than gasoline vehicles and BEVs with long distance driving ranges can exceed the 2025 CAFE fuel economy target. However, this could lead to lower efficiency CNG vehicles and heavier BEVs that have higher well-to-wheel GHG emissions than gasoline vehicles on a per km basis, even if the non-petroleum energy source is less carbon intensive on an energy equivalent basis. These changes could influence the effectiveness of low carbon fuel standards and are not precluded by the light-duty vehicle GHG emissions standards, which regulate tailpipe but not fuel production emissions.

  2. Reducing the Green House Gas Emissions from the Transportation Sector

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    Oyewande Akinnikawe; Christine Ehlig-Economides

    2010-01-01

    In the United States, two thirds of the carbon monoxide and about one third of carbon dioxide emissions come from the transportation sector. Ways to reduce these emissions in the future include replacing gasoline and diesel by biofuels, or by blend of biofuels with conventional gasoline and diesel, or by compressed natural gas (CNG), or by replacing internal combustion engines by electric motors powered by hydrogen fuel cells or battery-powered electric vehicles recharged from the electric gr...

  3. Alternativní paliva v dopravě

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    Tvardík, Josef

    2011-01-01

    Different kinds of alternative fuels are listed in the first part. Description, manufacturing or acquisition, engine exhaust emission, and advantages and disadvantages are also discussed there. I focused mainly on petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas (CNG, LNG), synthetic oil, bioethanol, bio-oil, bio-gas and hydrogen. Hydrogen used as a fuel is well known in the work, and I described its manufacturing processes in detail. I continued with description of five most common types of fuel assembli...

  4. In-vitro assessment and pharmacodynamics of nimesulide incorporated Aloe vera transemulgel.

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    Vandana, K R; Yalavarthi, Prasanna R; Sundaresan, C R; Sriramaneni, Raghava N; Vadlamudi, Harini C

    2014-06-01

    The aim of the investigation was to prepare nimesulide emulsion for incorporation in Aloe vera gel base to formulate 'nimesulide - Aloe vera transemulgel' (NAE) and to carryout in-vitro assessment and in-vivo anti-inflammatory studies of the product. Although the use of nimesulide is banned for oral administration, due to its potential for inducing hepatotoxicity and thrombocytopenia, the use of nimesulide for topical delivery is prominent in the treatment of many inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis. The drug loading capacity of transdermal gels is low for hydrophobic drugs such as nimesulide. Nimesulide can be effectively incorporated into emulgels (a combination of emulsion and gel). Aloe vera has a mild anti-inflammatory effect and in the present study Aloe vera gel was formulated and used as a gel base to prepare NAE. The emulgels thus prepared were evaluated for viscosity, pH, in-vitro permeation, stability and skin irritation test. In-vivo anti-inflammatory studies were performed using carrageenan induced hind paw edema method in Wistar rats. The results were compared with that of commercial nimesulide gel (CNG). From the in-vitro studies, effective permeation of nimesulide from NAE (53.04 %) was observed compared to CNG (44.72 %) at 30 min indicating better drug release from NAE. Topical application of the emulgel found no skin irritation. Stability studies proved the integrity of the formulation. The percentage of inhibition of edema was highest for the prepared NAE (67.4 % inhibition after 240 min) compared to CNG (59.6 %). From our results, it was concluded that the Aloe vera gel acts as an effective gel base to prepare nimesulide emulgel with high drug loading capacity (86.4 % drug content) compared to CNG (70.5 % drug content) with significant anti-inflammatory effect. PMID:24295369

  5. What is a clean bus? Object conflicts in the greening of urban transit

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    David Hess

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Object conflicts—struggles over the design, definition, and diffusion of technologies—are analyzed to understand the changing history of the greening of bus technologies in the United States from the late 1980s to 2006. Conflicts are examined over the controversy between compressed natural gas (CNG and emissions-controlled diesel (ECD buses in four fields: regulations, research on emissions differences, fleet-purchase decisions, and political mobilizations from bus users and environmental justice groups. Given rapidly changing scientific research on emissions and health effects and rapidly changing bus technology, controversies tend not to stabilize or close for long. In general, the trend has been for some of the largest city bus fleets to reverse pro-CNG decisions in favor of ECD. A framework for the analysis of “object conflicts” is developed to elucidate the factors behind the choices between ECD and CNG and to provide a general model for thinking about technology politics and sustainability.

  6. Lifecycle analysis of different urban transport options for Bangladesh

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    Hossain, Ijaz [Department of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka 1000 (Bangladesh); Guelen, Guercan [Center for Energy Economics, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, 1801 Allen Pkwy, Houston, TX 77019 (United States)

    2007-10-15

    Once again, sustained high oil prices are forcing policy makers in oil importing countries to consider alternatives to oil products as transportation fuels. Unlike in the past, advancements in technology, relative success of some experiments and increased familiarity among and acceptance by the public of some alternatives indicate a higher likelihood of success. In particular, natural gas offers a couple of the best options as compressed natural gas (CNG) and chemical conversion of natural gas into diesel (gas-to-liquids, GTL). These options are likely to be most attractive in countries that have cheap access to natural gas. We compare lifetime costs of several individual transportation options for Bangladesh, an oil importer with natural gas reserves. The results are then used to inform the natural gas policy debate in the country. Assuming a natural gas price of 1.5 per million Btu, both the CNG and GTL options are competitive with conventional gasoline/diesel cars if the oil price stays higher than 35-40 per barrel. If natural gas price increases after new upstream developments, CNG becomes less attractive while GTL remains competitive up to 2.5 if capital costs of GTL facilities decline as expected. Under a government policy push (lower discounting), the breakeven price of oil falls to 30-35 per barrel. (author)

  7. The fate of nitroguanidine in the rat.

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    Ho, B; Tillotson, J A; Kincannon, L C; Simboli, P B; Korte, D W

    1988-04-01

    The metabolism and disposition of nitroguanidine (NG), a component of military propellants and munitions, were examined in the rat. Radiolabeled nitroguanidine [( 14C]NG) was administered orally at doses of 20 and 200 mg/kg and intravenously at a dose of 20 mg/kg. Regardless of the route of administration, the radiolabel was recovered quantitatively in the urine of all animals within 48 hr after dosing. Chromatographic analysis of the urine indicated that the [14C]NG was excreted unchanged; no radiolabel was found in the expired air, feces, or tissues of the treated animals. No sex differences were seen in the disposition of NG. The kinetics of [14C]NG in the blood of the dosed animals was followed. The elimination half-life of NG was on the order of 2 hr. The bioavailability of orally administered NG was 100%; the kinetics of NG in the blood was not dose dependent. Examination of tissues 1 hr after an oral dose of NG showed that NG was evenly distributed throughout the body. Nitroguanidine is a chemical of low toxicity (LD50 greater than 5 g/kg); it is quantitatively absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, distributed throughout the body, and rapidly excreted in the urine. PMID:3371584

  8. Iron Carbide Nanoparticles Encapsulated in Mesoporous Fe-N-Doped Graphene-Like Carbon Hybrids as Efficient Bifunctional Oxygen Electrocatalysts.

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    Jiang, Hongliang; Yao, Yifan; Zhu, Yihua; Liu, Yanyan; Su, Yunhe; Yang, Xiaoling; Li, Chunzhong

    2015-09-30

    It is highly crucial and challenging to develop bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reactions (ORRs) and oxygen evolution reactions (OERs) in rechargeable metal-air batteries and unitized regenerative fuel cells (URFCs). Herein, a facile and cost-effective strategy is developed to prepare mesoporous Fe-N-doped graphene-like carbon architectures with uniform Fe3C nanoparticles encapsulated in graphitic layers (Fe3C@NG) via a one-step solid-state thermal reaction. The optimized Fe3C@NG800-0.2 catalyst shows comparable ORR activity with the state-of-the-art Pt/C catalyst and OER activity with the benchmarking RuO2 catalyst. The oxygen electrode activity parameter ΔE (the criteria for judging the overall catalytic activity of bifunctional electrocatalysts) value for Fe3C@NG800-0.2 is 0.780 V, which surpasses those of Pt/C and RuO2 catalysts as well as those of most nonprecious metal catalysts. Significantly, excellent long-term catalytic durability holds great promise in fields of rechargeable metal-air batteries and URFCs. PMID:26371772

  9. Wavelength and energy dependent absorption of unconventional fuel mixtures

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    Khan, N.; Saleem, Z.; Mirza, A. A.

    2005-11-01

    Economic considerations of laser induced ignition over the normal electrical ignition of direct injected Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engines has motivated automobile industry to go for extensive research on basic characteristics of leaner unconventional fuel mixtures to evaluate practical possibility of switching over to the emerging technologies. This paper briefly reviews the ongoing research activities on minimum ignition energy and power requirements of natural gas fuels and reports results of present laser air/CNG mixture absorption coefficient study. This study was arranged to determine the thermo-optical characteristics of high air/fuel ratio mixtures using laser techniques. We measured the absorption coefficient using four lasers of multiple wavelengths over a wide range of temperatures and pressures. The absorption coefficient of mixture was found to vary significantly over change of mixture temperature and probe laser wavelengths. The absorption coefficients of air/CNG mixtures were measured using 20 watts CW/pulsed CO2 laser at 10.6μm, Pulsed Nd:Yag laser at 1.06μm, 532 nm (2nd harmonic) and 4 mW CW HeNe laser at 645 nm and 580 nm for temperatures varying from 290 to 1000K using optical transmission loss technique.

  10. Gram-scale, high-yield synthesis of a robust metal-organic framework for storing methane and other gases

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    Wilmer, CE; Farha, OK; Yildirim, T; Eryazici, I; Krungleviciute, V; Sarjeant, AA; Snurr, RQ; Hupp, JT

    2013-04-01

    We have synthesized and characterized a new metal-organic framework (MOF) material, NU-125, that, in the single-crystal limit, achieves a methane storage density at 58 bar (840 psi) and 298 K corresponding to 86% of that obtained with compressed natural gas tanks (CNG) used in vehicles today, when the latter are pressurized to 248 bar (3600 psi). More importantly, the deliverable capacity (58 bar to 5.8 bar) for NU-125 is 67% of the deliverable capacity of a CNG tank that starts at 248 bar. (For crystalline granules or powders, particle packing inefficiencies will yield densities and deliverable capacities lower than 86% and 67% of high-pressure CNG.) This material was synthesized in high yield on a gram-scale in a single-batch synthesis. Methane adsorption isotherms were measured over a wide pressure range (0.1-58 bar) and repeated over twelve cycles on the same sample, which showed no detectable degradation. Adsorption of CO2 and H-2 over a broad range of pressures and temperatures are also reported and agree with our computational findings.

  11. Lifecycle analysis of different urban transport options for Bangladesh

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    Once again, sustained high oil prices are forcing policy makers in oil importing countries to consider alternatives to oil products as transportation fuels. Unlike in the past, advancements in technology, relative success of some experiments and increased familiarity among and acceptance by the public of some alternatives indicate a higher likelihood of success. In particular, natural gas offers a couple of the best options as compressed natural gas (CNG) and chemical conversion of natural gas into diesel (gas-to-liquids, GTL). These options are likely to be most attractive in countries that have cheap access to natural gas. We compare lifetime costs of several individual transportation options for Bangladesh, an oil importer with natural gas reserves. The results are then used to inform the natural gas policy debate in the country. Assuming a natural gas price of $1.5 per million Btu, both the CNG and GTL options are competitive with conventional gasoline/diesel cars if the oil price stays higher than $35-40 per barrel. If natural gas price increases after new upstream developments, CNG becomes less attractive while GTL remains competitive up to $2.5 if capital costs of GTL facilities decline as expected. Under a government policy push (lower discounting), the breakeven price of oil falls to $30-35 per barrel

  12. Lifecycle analysis of different urban transport options for Bangladesh

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    Once again, sustained high oil prices are forcing policy makers in oil importing countries to consider alternatives to oil products as transportation fuels. Unlike in the past, advancements in technology, relative success of some experiments and increased familiarity among and acceptance by the public of some alternatives indicate a higher likelihood of success. In particular, natural gas offers a couple of the best options as compressed natural gas (CNG) and chemical conversion of natural gas into diesel (gas-to-liquids, GTL). These options are likely to be most attractive in countries that have cheap access to natural gas. We compare lifetime costs of several individual transportation options for Bangladesh, an oil importer with natural gas reserves. The results are then used to inform the natural gas policy debate in the country. Assuming a natural gas price of 1.5 per million Btu, both the CNG and GTL options are competitive with conventional gasoline/diesel cars if the oil price stays higher than 35-40 per barrel. If natural gas price increases after new upstream developments, CNG becomes less attractive while GTL remains competitive up to 2.5 if capital costs of GTL facilities decline as expected. Under a government policy push (lower discounting), the breakeven price of oil falls to 30-35 per barrel. (author)

  13. The SEI/UNEP fuel chain project. Using the LEAP/EDB modelling system for fuel chain analysis in developing countries

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    The Stockholm Environment Institute-Boston Center (SEI-B), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Collaborating Centre on Energy and Environment (UCCEE), and counterparts in Venezuela and Sri Lanka have collaborated on a two-year project to develop and apply methods for incorporating environmental considerations in major fuel choice decisions. One of the principal activities of the project was the creation of a new software tool for the analysis of fuel chains, designed to work with the existing long range energy alternatives planning/environmental database (LEAP/EDB) energy-environment modelling system developed by SEI-B. Two case studies examined fuel and technology choices in a range of sectors in Venezuela (transport and electricity) and Sri Lanka (households and electricity). The comparison of full fuel chains can highlight trade-offs between local and global environmental impacts. For example, in Venezuela, diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG) were compared as fuels for buses in Caracas. It was found that, while CNG is clearly favoured in terms of local air pollutants, the full CNG fuel chain may results in higher greenhouse gas emissions than those from diesel. Overall, the project showed that a software tool such as the LEAP fuel chain program can make fuel chain analysis more accessible in a wide range of applications, by providing user friendly guidance to this complex analytical methodology and by helping to overcome local data constraints with international sources of data. (author). 12 refs, 5 figs, 3 tabs

  14. 49 CFR 238.5 - Definitions.

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    ... any vertical framing member in the rail car body structure that spans the distance between the... exerts on an individual rail to the vertical force exerted by the same wheel on the rail. Main level... cab. Ordered, as applied to acquisition of equipment, means that the acquiring entity has given...

  15. Correction of the dynamic blur in liver scintigraphy by microcomputer and associated microelectronics

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    The liver scintigraphic images can be blurred. This blur falsifies the interpretation of these images for a diagnostic. A pre-processing is necessary. We define the liver movement, together with theoretical approaches for its correction. A real time corrector is proposed, this microcomputerized system with associated microelectronics is gathered around a fast processor, the ''cab''

  16. 49 CFR 229.139 - Sanitation, servicing requirements.

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    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Sanitation, servicing requirements. 229.139... Cab Equipment § 229.139 Sanitation, servicing requirements. (a) The sanitation compartment of each... present that prevents waste from evacuating the bowl. (c) The sanitation compartment of each...

  17. 49 CFR 229.137 - Sanitation, general requirements.

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    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Sanitation, general requirements. 229.137 Section... Cab Equipment § 229.137 Sanitation, general requirements. (a) Sanitation compartment. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, all lead locomotives in use shall be equipped with a...

  18. 49 CFR 238.114 - Rescue access windows.

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    ..., DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PASSENGER EQUIPMENT SAFETY STANDARDS Safety Planning and General Requirements..., electrical locker, or kitchen); and (B) There are no more than eight seats in the seating area. (4) Cars with... bathroom, kitchen, or locomotive cab is not considered a “compartment.” (5) Dual-function windows. If,...

  19. 49 CFR 238.113 - Emergency window exits.

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    ..., DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PASSENGER EQUIPMENT SAFETY STANDARDS Safety Planning and General Requirements..., electrical locker, or kitchen); and (B) There are no more than eight seats in the seating area. (4) Cars with...), a bathroom, kitchen, or locomotive cab is not considered a “compartment.” (b) Ease of...

  20. Cluster (Cyanobacteria): 1117:1745 [PGDBj - Ortholog DB

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    Full Text Available 1117:1745 putative CAB/ELIP/HLIP-related protein (Chlorophyll a-b binding / Early Light Inducible... Protein / High Light Inducible Protein) 1118:732|1212:232|1161:1995|1150:5216|52604:922|307596:310|1189:404|307596:338|307596:337|1189:405|1212:231|1118:738 ...

  1. 49 CFR Appendix A to Part 230 - Inspection Requirements

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    .... Inspection of all cab lamps.* 5. Inspection of boiler feedwater delivery systems.* 6. Inspection of lagging... Service Day Inspection Requirements; § 230.14 1. Washing of boiler. 2. Cleaning and inspection of water glass valves and gauge cocks. 3. Cleaning, washing and inspection of arch tubes, water bar...

  2. Draft Genome Sequence of "Candidatus Methylacidiphilum kamchatkense" Strain Kam1, a Thermoacidophilic Methanotrophic Verrucomicrobium.

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    Erikstad, Helge-André; Birkeland, Nils-Kåre

    2015-01-01

    "Candidatus Methylacidiphilum kamchatkense" strain Kam1 is an aerobic methane-oxidizing thermoacidophilic bacterium belonging to the Verrucomicrobia phylum. It was recovered from an acidic geothermal site in Uzon Caldera, Kamchatka, Russian Federation. Its genome possesses three complete pmoCAB gene clusters encoding particulate methane monooxygenase enzymes and a complete Calvin-Benson-Bassham cycle for carbon assimilation. PMID:25745002

  3. Draft Genome Sequence of "Candidatus Methylacidiphilum kamchatkense" Strain Kam1, a Thermoacidophilic Methanotrophic Verrucomicrobium.

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    Erikstad, Helge Andre; Birkeland, Nils-Kåre

    2015-01-01

    "Candidatus Methylacidiphilum kamchatkense" strain Kam1 is an aerobic methane-oxidizing thermoacidophilic bacterium belonging to the Verrucomicrobia phylum. It was recovered from an acidic geothermal site in Uzon Caldera, Kamchatka, Russian Federation. Its genome possesses three complete pmoCAB gene clusters encoding particulate methane monooxygenase enzymes and a complete Calvin-Benson-Bassham cycle for carbon assimilation.

  4. 29 CFR 570.52 - Occupations of motor-vehicle driver and outside helper (Order 2).

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    ..., semitrailer, motorcycle, or similar vehicle propelled or drawn by mechanical power and designed for use as a...) The term gross vehicle weight includes the truck chassis with lubricants, water and a full tank or tanks of fuel, plus the weight of the cab or driver's compartment, body and special chassis and...

  5. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-DSIM-04-0030 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-DSIM-04-0030 ref|NP_001011594.1| G-protein coupled receptor [Apis mellifera] e...mb|CAB76374.1| G-protein coupled receptor [Apis mellifera] gb|ABI94393.1| tyramine receptor [Apis mellifera]... gb|ABI94394.1| tyramine receptor [Apis mellifera] NP_001011594.1 2e-61 36% ...

  6. The G6. A heavy-duty, six-wheeled shunting locomotive

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    Hildebrandt, Tim [Vossloh Locomotives GmbH, Kiel (Germany). Development and Standardisation Group

    2010-05-15

    Nowadays, railway operating companies need robust, reliable and versatile locomotives. Vossloh has shown one way that future developments are likely to go with its 'G6' six-wheeled shunting locomotive, which features a central driver's cab. (orig.)

  7. Reference: CGF1ATCAB2 [PLACE

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    Full Text Available CGF1ATCAB2 Anderson SL, Teakle GR, Martino-Catt SJ, Kay SA Circadian clock- and phy...tochrome-regulated transcription is conferred by a 78 bp cis-acting domain of the Arabidopsis CAB2 promoter Plant J 6:457-470 (1994) PubMed: 7987408; ...

  8. Shifting with the Paradigm: LJ's Picks & Pans for ALA in Disneyland

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    Berry, John N., III

    2008-01-01

    The feelings of librarians planning for the American Library Association (ALA) conference at Disneyland (aka Anaheim, California, June 26-July 2) range from moderate pleasure to dread. Some remember the joys and difficulties of Orlando, especially the exorbitant cab fares and mediocre restaurants. Others quail at screaming kids and tourists in…

  9. 49 CFR 393.207 - Suspension systems.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Suspension systems. 393.207 Section 393.207... NECESSARY FOR SAFE OPERATION Frames, Cab and Body Components, Wheels, Steering, and Suspension Systems § 393.207 Suspension systems. (a) Axles. No axle positioning part shall be cracked, broken, loose or...

  10. 49 CFR 236.564 - Acknowledging time.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Acknowledging time. 236.564 Section 236.564..., Train Control and Cab Signal Systems Rules and Instructions; Locomotives § 236.564 Acknowledging time. Acknowledging time of intermittent automatic train-stop device shall be not more than 30 seconds....

  11. 49 CFR 236.563 - Delay time.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Delay time. 236.563 Section 236.563 Transportation... Cab Signal Systems Rules and Instructions; Locomotives § 236.563 Delay time. Delay time of automatic... requirements of § 236.24 shall take into consideration the delay time....

  12. Critical review of methods for risk ranking of food related hazards, based on risks for human health

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    van der Fels-Klerx, H. J.; van Asselt, E. D.; Raley, M.;

    2016-01-01

    and socio-economic sciences. The review used a predefined search protocol, and covered the bibliographic databases Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Web of Sciences, and PubMed over the period 1993-2013. All references deemed relevant, on the basis of of predefined evaluation criteria, were included in the review...

  13. Trends in literature on new oilseed crops and related species: Seeking evidence of increasing or waning interest

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    Bibliographic records on eight new crop species Camelina, Crambe, Cuphea, Physaria, Limnanthes, Stokesia, Thlaspi, and Vernonia from Agricola, CAB Abstracts, Scopus, and Web of Science were analyzed for historical and recent trends in the areas of research, author distribution, and quantity and impa...

  14. Fem års koronararteriebypasskirurgi (1995-2000) på Odense Universitetshospital

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Ømark, Henrik; Gregersen, Nanna; Clausen, Betina;

    2005-01-01

    %. RESULTS: The total early mortality rate was 3%, the primary elective CABS rate was 2.6%, and we found a statistically significant higher mortality for elective reoperations (5.9%) and for acute CABS (7%). Comparison with the Danish background population indicates a better survival rate for the CABS......: The material consisted of 23.5% women and 76.5% men. The patients' median age was 63 years (32-85 years). The rate of response to the questionnaire was 95.3%. The median observation time was 26 months (3-63 months). In 94% of the patients, primary CABS had been undertaken, and 6% were reoperations. Ninty......-three percent were elective operations, and 7% were acute. The risk score estimated 20% of the patients to be in high-risk groups, 22% in the 5% group and 53% in the low-risk group. There was three-vessel disease in 68% and left main stenosis in 24%. The EF was normal in 73% of the patients, while 4% had EF

  15. 49 CFR 571.7 - Applicability.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... trailer manufacture. When new materials are used in the assembly of a trailer, the trailer will be...) Military vehicles. No standard applies to a vehicle or item of equipment manufactured for, and sold... 108(b)(5) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 1397 (b)(5)). (e) Combining new and used components. When a new cab...

  16. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-PTRO-20-0075 [SEVENS

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available CBRC-PTRO-20-0075 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 1e-164 78% ...

  17. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CJAC-01-0842 [SEVENS

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available CBRC-CJAC-01-0842 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 1e-158 75% ...

  18. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-HSAP-19-0098 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-HSAP-19-0098 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 1e-174 82% ...

  19. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-PABE-20-0085 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-PABE-20-0085 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 1e-177 82% ...

  20. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-RNOR-01-0328 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-RNOR-01-0328 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 1e-171 79% ...

  1. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-ACAR-01-0124 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-ACAR-01-0124 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 4e-82 52% ...

  2. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-BTAU-01-2396 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-BTAU-01-2396 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 0.0 97% ...

  3. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-XTRO-01-3875 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-XTRO-01-3875 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 3e-91 55% ...

  4. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-MMUS-07-0133 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-MMUS-07-0133 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 1e-168 78% ...

  5. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CPOR-01-1030 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-CPOR-01-1030 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 1e-125 88% ...

  6. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-FRUB-02-0066 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-FRUB-02-0066 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 6e-80 49% ...

  7. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-RMAC-19-0061 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-RMAC-19-0061 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 1e-176 82% ...

  8. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-DRER-15-0047 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-DRER-15-0047 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 6e-87 51% ...

  9. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-TNIG-16-0004 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-TNIG-16-0004 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 2e-74 48% ...

  10. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-EEUR-01-0668 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-EEUR-01-0668 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 1e-169 79% ...

  11. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-SARA-01-0033 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-SARA-01-0033 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 1e-113 86% ...

  12. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-OLAT-13-0066 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-OLAT-13-0066 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 5e-75 50% ...

  13. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-OCUN-01-1014 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-OCUN-01-1014 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 1e-75 89% ...

  14. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CFAM-01-0045 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-CFAM-01-0045 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 0.0 87% ...

  15. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-GACU-01-0029 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-GACU-01-0029 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 4e-79 52% ...

  16. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-PMAR-01-0479 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-PMAR-01-0479 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 2e-42 38% ...

  17. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-FCAT-01-0194 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-FCAT-01-0194 ref|NP_001015622.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] sp|P79393|PI2R_BOVIN Prostacy...clin receptor (Prostanoid IP receptor) (PGI receptor) (Prostaglandin I2 receptor) emb|CAB07510.1| prostacyclin receptor [Bos taurus] NP_001015622.1 4e-81 92% ...

  18. Hindi Films, Shah Rukh and Kajol Are Hits in Lhasa

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    GAUTAMDATT

    2004-01-01

    If you hire a cab in Lhasa don't be surprise if the driver is playing the song from Aamir Khan's award winning film Lagaan. Indian films and music is a hit in Tibet. Nobody understands the language but everybody loves to listen to Indian film songs.

  19. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-ATHA-02-0014 [SEVENS

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available CBRC-ATHA-02-0014 ref|NP_194965.1| phosphate translocator-related [Arabidopsis thaliana...] emb|CAA22566.1| putative protein [Arabidopsis thaliana] emb|CAB79956.1| putative protein [Arabidopsis thaliana] NP_194965.1 0.0 93% ...

  20. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-OSAT-06-0007 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-OSAT-06-0007 ref|NP_194252.1| transporter, putative [Arabidopsis thaliana] emb...|CAA23063.1| putative protein [Arabidopsis thaliana] emb|CAB79431.1| putative protein [Arabidopsis thaliana] NP_194252.1 2e-79 52% ...