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  1. Desempenho de motor ciclo Diesel em bancada dinamométrica utilizando misturas diesel/biodiesel Performance of cycle Diesel engine in dynamometer using diesel/biodiesel mixtures

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    Marcio Castellanelli; Samuel N. M. de Souza; Suedêmio L. Silva; Euro K. Kailer

    2008-01-01

    Diante da previsão de escassez do petróleo, o éster etílico (biodiesel) tem-se apresentado como excelente opção de combustível alternativo para motores ciclo Diesel. As características do biodiesel são semelhantes às do diesel em termos de viscosidade e poder calorífico, podendo ser utilizado sem adaptações nos motores. Para a realização deste trabalho, utilizou-se de motor ciclo Diesel, de injeção direta, com quatro cilindros, sem adaptações. O motor foi acoplado a um dinamômetro e sistemas ...

  2. Desempenho comparativo de um motor de ciclo diesel utilizando diesel e misturas de biodiesel Comparative performance of a cycle diesel engine using diesel and biodiesel mixtures

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    Ronald Leite Barbosa

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Os atuais elevados preços do barril de petróleo no mercado internacional, a possibilidade de geração de postos de trabalho e renda com a conseqüente fixação do homem no campo, as excelentes e variadas condições climáticas e os tipos de relevo fazem com que o Brasil, com suas extensas áreas agricultáveis, destaque-se no cenário mundial em relação à sua grande potencialidade de geração de combustíveis alternativos. A situação ambiental faz com que o ser humano trabalhe no desenvolvimento de alternativas energéticas, destacando-se aquelas oriundas de fontes renováveis e biodegradáveis de caráter eminentemente sustentável. Assim, objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar o desempenho de um motor ciclo diesel, funcionando em momentos distintos com diesel mineral e misturas deste com biodiesel nas proporções equivalentes a B2 (98% de diesel mineral e 2% de biodiesel, B5 (95% de diesel mineral e 5% de biodiesel, B20 (80% de diesel mineral e 20% de biodiesel e B100 (100% de biodiesel. Para a realização dos ensaios, foi utilizado um motor ciclo diesel de um trator VALMET 85 id, de 58,2kW (78 cv, de acordo com metodologia estabelecida pela norma NBR 5484 da ABNT (1985 que se refere ao ensaio dinamométrico de motores de ciclo Otto e Diesel. Concluiu-se que a potência do motor ao se utilizar biodiesel foi inferior àquela quando se utilizou diesel mineral. Observou-se que, em algumas rotações, as misturas B5 e B20 apresentaram potência igual ou até superior, em algumas situações, àquela quando se utilizou diesel mineral. A melhor eficiência térmica do motor foi verificada na rotação de 540 rpm da TDP equivalente a 1720 rpm do motor.It is considered that, in a close future, the petroleum reservations economically viable will tend to the shortage. Besides it, the exacerbated current price levels of the petroleum barrel in the international market, the possibility of employment generation and income with the consequent

  3. Stationary engine test of diesel cycle using diesel oil and biodiesel (B100); Ensaio de motores estacionarios do ciclo diesel utilizando oleo diesel e biodiesel (B100)

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    Torres, Ednildo Andrade [Universidade Federal da Bahia (DEQ/DEM/EP/UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil). Escola Politecnica. Dept. de Engenharia Quimica], Email: ednildo@ufba.br; Santos, Danilo Cardoso [Universidade Federal da Bahia (PPEQ/UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil). Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Engenharia Quimica; Souza, Daniel Vidigal D.; Peixoto, Leonardo Barbosa; Franca, Tiago [Universidade Federal da Bahia (DEM/UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Mecanica

    2006-07-01

    This work objectified to test an engine stationary of the cycle diesel, having as combustible diesel fossil and bio diesel. The characteristic curves of power, torque and emissions versus rotation of the engine was elaborated. The survey of these curves was carried through in the Laboratorio de Energia e Gas da Escola Politecnica da UFBA, which makes use of two stationary dynamometers and the one of chassis and necessary instrumentation for you analyze of the exhaustion gases. The tested engine was of the mark AGRALE, M-85 model stationary type, mono cylinder, with power NF (NBRISO 1585) Cv/kw/rpm 10/7,4/2500. The assays had been carried through in a hydraulically dynamometer mark Schenck, D-210 model. The fuel consumption was measured in a scale marks Filizola model BP-6, and too much ground handling equipment such as: water reservoir, tubings, valves controllers of volumetric outflow, sensors and measurers of rotation, torque, mass, connected to a system of acquisition of data on line. The emissions of the gases (CO, CO{sub 2}, and NOx), were measured by the analytical Tempest mark, model 100. The engine operated with oil diesel and bio diesel of oils and residual fats (OGR). In the tests, the use of the fuel derived from oil and the gotten ones from OGR was not detected significant differences how much. In this phase already it can show to the immediate possibility of the substitution of the oil diesel for bio diesel as combustible in the stationary engines of low power (author)

  4. Evaluation of the agricultural tractor using biofuel and diesel oil; Avaliacao de um trator agricola utilizando biocombustivel e oleo diesel

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    Lopes, Reny Adilmar Prestes; Pinheiro Neto, Raimundo; Meyer, Wagner; Mendonca, Elton Costa de; Roberti, Marcelo [Universidade Estadual de Maringa (UEM), PR (Brazil)], Emails: raplopes@uem.br, rpneto@uem.br

    2009-07-01

    Test with alternative fuels is essential to evaluate the performance of machines and engines. In this paper, the performance of a tractor in chiseling operation was evaluated using oil diesel and biofuel (oil diesel + soybean vegetable oil mixture). Speed of displacement, slip wheels, force traction bar and fuel consumption was evaluated in areas under tillage and no-tillage. The speed of displacement of the set presented similar behavior in tillage and no-tillage. Bigger values mean force in the bar of traction, slip and fuel consumptions had been observed for no-tillage with the tractor operating with diesel. Bigger values mean consumption the biofuel had been observed in areas under tillage. The coverings of the soil had influenced in the values of force bar traction, slip wheels, speed of displacement and fuel consumption. In the studied conditions, the tests demonstrate that the mixture oil diesel + soybean vegetable oil had not influenced in the performance of the tractor. (author)

  5. Modelado de un ciclo de potencia de CO2 supercrítico para reactores de fusión utilizando RELAP5-3D

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    Batet Miracle, Lluís; Álvarez Fernández, Josep Maria; Mas de les Valls Ortiz, Elisabet; Pérez, Marina; Martínez Quiroga, Víctor; Reventós Puigjaner, Francesc Josep; Sedano Miguel, Luis Angel

    2013-01-01

    En el marco del programa español de Tecnología de Fusión TECNO_FUS se ha avanzado en la definición de sistemas para DEMO, entre ellos las unidades reproductoras de tritio y el ciclo de potencia. Para las primeras, se ha propuesto un diseño modular a doble refrigerante (PbLi-He). Para la conversión de potencia térmica a eléctrica se han investigado ciclos de CO2 supercrítico. Mediante el código de sistema RELAP5-3D© se ha simulado un ciclo de potencia de CO2 supercrítico con recompresión. E...

  6. Utilization of diesel fuel, anhydrous ethanol and additives blend of a stationary diesel engine with rotatory pump; Utilizacao de mistura ternaria alcool, diesel e aditivo em motores do ciclo diesel com bomba de injecao rotativa

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    Reyes Cruz, Yordanka; Cavado Osorio, Alberto [Centro de Pesquisas de Petroleo (CEINPET), Havana (Cuba); Belchior, Carlos Rodrigues Pereira; Pereira, Pedro P.; Pinto, Nauberto Rodrigues [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Centro de Tecnologia. Dept. de Engenharia Naval e Mecanica; Aranda, Donato A. Gomes [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Escola de Quimica

    2008-07-01

    In this paper is analyzed the performance and fuel consumption of a stationary Diesel engine, with rotary diesel fuel injection pump, using (diesel fuel + anhydrous ethanol + 0.5% additive) blend. The engine performance parameters and fuel consumption tests were performed at the Termic Machine Laboratory, located in Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and evaluated using a MWM Series 10 model 4.10 TCA. Two test cycles were used for this test program: the tests were carried out starting from the base diesel S-500, used as a reference; the engine operated with (diesel fuel S-500 - 8% anhydrous ethanol - DIOLEFECT additive (0,5% SPAN80 + 0,1% Biomix-D)) blend. The results indicate that: the reduction levels in power and torque of engine are approximately the same which is (2,55{+-}2%), the brake specific fuel consumption increased in 1,8%. (author)

  7. Caracterização das emissões de aldeídos de veículos do ciclo diesel Emission of aldehydes from light duty diesel vehicles

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    Rui de Abrantes

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Caracterizar as emissões de acetaldeído e formaldeído, substâncias nocivas para a saúde das pessoas e cujas emissões dos veículos a diesel ainda não estão regulamentadas. MÉTODOS: Testes padronizados foram realizados em quatro veículos leves comerciais do ciclo diesel, testados num dinamômetro de chassis, usando o procedimento de teste FTP-75. Os poluentes foram analisados por cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência. RESULTADOS: Os resultados mostraram que a emissão de acetaldeído variou de 5,9 a 45,4 mg/km e a de formaldeído variou de 16,5 a 115,2 mg/km. A emissão média para a soma dos aldeídos foi de 58,7 mg/km, variando de 22,5 mg/km a 160 mg/km. A proporção entre os dois se manteve constante, próximo de 74% de formaldeído e 26% de acetaldeído. CONCLUSÕES: A emissão de aldeídos provenientes de veículos movidos a diesel foi significativa quando comparada com as emissões reais dos veículos de ignição por centelha ou com o limite previsto para os veículos do ciclo Otto na legislação brasileira. O estabelecimento de limites de emissão para essas substâncias para veículos a diesel mostra-se importante, considerando o crescimento da frota de veículos a diesel, a toxicidade desses compostos e sua participação como precursores nas reações de formação de gás ozônio na baixa troposfera.OBJECTIVE: To characterize acetaldehyde and formaldehyde emissions, which are harmful gases to human health and not yet regulated for diesel engines. METHODS: Standardized tests were performed in four diesel light duty commercial vehicles, using a frame dynamometer and test procedure FTP-75. The pollutants were analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography. RESULTS: Results have shown acetaldehyde emission ranged from 5.9 to 45.4 mg/km, and formaldehyde emission from 16.5 to 115.2 mg/km. The average emission for aldehyde sum was 58.7 mg/km, ranging from 22.4 to 160.6 mg/km. The proportion between the two

  8. Motor gerador ciclo diesel sob cinco proporções de biodiesel com óleo diesel Engine-generator diesel cycle under five proportions of biodiesel and diesel

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    Marcelo J. da Silva

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O estudo de fontes alternativas de energia ao óleo diesel mineral, como o biodiesel, com origem renovável, é importante para o meio-ambiente e diversificação da matriz energética. Neste estudo foram levantados o consumo específico de combustível, o valor calórico do combustível e a eficiência do conjunto motor gerador da marca BRANCO em função de cargas resistivas, sob as seguintes proporções volumétricas entre o óleo diesel mineral com biodiesel: 0% (B0, 20% (B20, 40% (B40, 60% (B60 e 100% de biodiesel (B100. Para o ensaio utilizou-se motor de 7,36 kW, com gerador elétrico acoplado de 5,5 kW. As cargas utilizadas, 0,5 kW; 1,0 kW; 1,5 kW e 2,0 kW foram elevadas até 5,0 kW, oriundas de um dinamômetro de cargas resistentes. Assim, o desempenho do conjunto para cargas abaixo de 1,5 kW mostrou-se menor, pelo maior consumo específico de combustível (CEC, e redução na eficiência do conjunto motor gerador para a faixa de potência. Para as proporções de biodiesel B40, B60 e B100 os resultados descreveram redução no valor calórico e aumento do CEC. Portanto, realizando comparação das proporções de biodiesel com o óleo diesel, a proporção B20 substitui parcialmente o óleo diesel, sem perdas significativas do desempenho do motor gerador.The study of mineral diesel alternatives, such as biodiesel, a renewable fuel, is important for the environment and to diversify energy sources. This study evaluated an engine-generator BRANCO brand. Specific fuel consumption, calorific value and the overall efficiency as a function of the system load was measured, using diesel oil and biodiesel blends. The biodiesel proportions in the composition were 0% (B0, 20% (B20, 40% (B40, 60% (B60, and 100% (B100. The engine that was used during the test has a power of 7.36 kW, and the electric generator was 5.5 kW. The group was submitted to resistive loading, in the range: 0.5 kW, 1.0 kW, 1.5 kW; growing up to 5.0 kW. The results have shown

  9. Improvement in the production of cylinder shirt of inner diesel combustion engines; Mejoras en la construccion de camisas de cilindro de motores de combustion interna ciclo diesel

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    Martinez-Perez, F.; Barroso-Moreno, A.

    2013-06-01

    This study deals with the different types of wear as well as other parameters present in the tribological system piston segment- cylinder in a combustion engine. By means of engineering methods were defined the wear rates in the three components of the system. The biggest wear in the analysis resulted in the cylinder shirt. Specialized methods applied were used to analyze the prevailing metallographic characteristics in its original construction, obtaining a gray melted iron with perlitic matrix. A new material with bainitic matrix has been proposed for increasing wear resistance. To demonstrate the efficiency of this new product, the experimental techniques carried out, were based on a dynamometric testing in a internal combustion engine diesel cycle Scania of 150 kW. It was exposed to a full charge during 500 h with 30 % of potency rising. Compared with the perlitic one, it has been proved that the bainitic matrix allows a better result. Besides, a superior dimensional stability was obtained. The piston segments had a similar wear rate in both materials in reference to the original tribological pair of the project. (Author)

  10. Study of oil diesel degradation in soil using oxidative advanced processes; Estudo da degradacao do oleo diesel em solo utilizando processos oxidativos avancados

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    Santos, Suenia S.; Silva, Valdinete L. da; Motta, Mauricio da [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Quimica; Silva, Paula Tereza de S. e; Barros Neto, Benicio de [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica Fundamental

    2004-07-01

    Recently it comes if observing several accidents during the exploration, refinement, transport and operation of storage of petroleum and yours derived, such as the diesel oil and the gasoline. In this paper We do a study of the degradation of the diesel oil in a characteristic soil of the state of Pernambuco using peroxide of hydrogen and Fenton reagent. Those two processes are based on the generation of the radical hydroxyl (OH.) that has to can oxidizer loud capable to promote the destruction of recalcitrant organic compositions. The studied soil has about 16,5{+-}0,3 g/kg of total organic carbon. A factorial planning was accomplished 2{sup 3} with 2 repetitions in the central point with the objective of finding the best conditions of degradation of the pollutant. The variables and the studied levels were: FeSO{sub 4} - 0,18 M (0, 4 and 8 Ml); pH (3; without adjustment and without adjustment) and Time of exhibition in the sun (8; 12 and 16:00). The volumes of H{sub 2}O{sub 2} used in the rehearsals were constant, being 80 mL. Soon afterwards it accomplished a fractional experimental planning 2{sup 3-1}, repeating the variables of the first planning, they put using a smaller volume of H{sub 2}O{sub 2}, 40 mL, to evaluate the influence of the amount of H{sub 2}O{sub 2} used about the degradation of the diesel oil. The mass of the soil used in each experiment was of 5 g. It was observed that there were not significant differences in the degradation in relation to the peroxide volume. The best found degradation was around 87% in the following conditions (4 mL of Faith, without pH adjustment, Time of exhibition in the sun of 12:00 and 80 ml of H{sub 2}O{sub 2}). That found degradation was quite satisfactory being still due to study more economical conditions. (author)

  11. Mejoras en la construcción de camisas de cilindro de motores de combustión interna ciclo diesel

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    Martínez-Pérez, F.

    2013-04-01

    ensayo dinamométrico de un motor de combustión interna ciclo diesel Scania de 150 kW, sometido a plena carga durante 500 h con 30 % de crecimiento de potencia. Posterior a la prueba, las camisas de cilindro fueron dimensionadas simultáneamente con los segmentos y pistones y como resultado se observó que el material propuesto con una aleación de matriz bainítica tuvo una mejor respuesta al desgaste en comparación con el material de matriz perlítica, inclusive con una mejor estabilidad dimensional. Los segmentos de pistones tuvieron un desgaste similar en ambos materiales. Las conclusiones del trabajo muestran los detalles de los resultados alcanzados durante la investigación.

  12. Tratamento de águas contaminadas por diesel/biodiesel utilizando processo Fenton Treatment of water contaminated by diesel/biodiesel using Fenton process

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    Teofani Koslides Mitre

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available A contaminação de águas por misturas diesel/biodiesel pode causar grandes impactos ambientais, relacionados à presença de compostos orgânicos recalcitrantes e tóxicos, inviabilizando o uso de processos biológicos de tratamento. A avaliação da biodegradabilidade, nas proporções B0, B25, B50, B75 e B100 (os números especificam o percentual em massa de biodiesel na mistura, indicou que a adição de biodiesel em teores acima de 50% aumenta a biodegradabilidade, alcançando 60 e 80% para B50 e B75, respectivamente. Na aplicação do processo Fenton, a remoção da matéria orgânica foi superior a 80% em todas as misturas, exceto para B0, que apresentou remoção máxima de 50%. A oxidação por Fenton se ajustou a um modelo cinético de pseudo-segunda ordem em relação à concentração de matéria orgânica, e resultou em aumento da biodegradabilidade de até 150%.Waters contaminated with diesel/biodiesel and their blends can cause major environmental impacts, due to the presence of toxic and recalcitrant organic compounds, which invalidate the use of biological treatment processes. Evaluation of biodegradability of the blends B0, B25, B50, B75 and B100 (the numbers specify the mass percentage of biodiesel in the blend indicated that the addition of biodiesel at concentrations above 50% increased biodegradation, reaching 60 and 80% for B50 and B75, respectively. When the Fenton process was used, removal of organic matter was greater than 80 % in all blends, except for B0, which showed maximum removal of 60%. Oxidation by Fenton was fitted with a pseudo-second order kinetic model in relation to the concentration of organic matter and resulted in increased biodegradation of up to 150%.

  13. Comparative analysis of the cost of application for a blade of irrigation using electric energy and diesel; Analise comparativa do custo para aplicacao de uma lamina de irrigacao utilizando energia eletrica e diesel

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    Sa Junior, Arionaldo; Carvalho, Jacinto de Assuncao; Oliveria, Eduardo Carvalho de [Universidade Federal de Lavras (DEG/UFLA), MG (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia], email: arionaldojr@hotmail.com

    2011-07-01

    The aim of this study was to estimate the cost of electric and diesel power for the application of 1 mm of irrigation in an area of 1 hectare. The Tariff Group considered was 'B' for low voltage and subgroup 'B2 Rural'. The fares used were obtained from CEMIG, being of R$ 0.22019. The diesel value adopted was the month of November 2010 in the southern region of Minas Gerais, comprising $ 1.97 L{sup -1}. For purposes of calculation, the total income of the height manometric were taken, respectively, 60%, 65%, 70%, 75% and 10, 25, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175 and 200 mca. To calculate the total cost with the application of the depth of 1mm was considered that the cost of energy accounts for 65% and 75% for electric and diesel, respectively. The results show a increase in energy costs by increasing the total head. The use of systems more efficient pump reduces the cost of electric power in the order of 6.7% to 20% and diesel from 3.6% to 16.2% for the proposed situations. In all cases the electric power is more appropriate with regard to cost. The relationship between electricity and diesel is 51.62% and 15.98% for better and worse, respectively. (author)

  14. Evaluation of Diesel cycle motor operating with palm oil for electric energy supplying in rural communities; Avaliacao de um motor do ciclo diesel operando com oleo de dende para suprimento energetico em comunidades rurais

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    Torres, Ednildo Andrade [Bahia Univ., Salvador, BA (Brazil). Escola Politecnica. Lab. de Energia]. E-mail: ednildo@ufba.br

    2000-07-01

    This article analyses the implantation of the culture of the palm, Elaeis Guineensis, in Brazil, with particularity for the State of the Bahia, showing the current period of training of the technology of beneficially, the diverse types of existing industries, and an evaluation technique of an engine of internal combustion, from diesel's cycle, operating with oil of palm in the form in nature as fuel. It also analyzes the behavior of the developed power and the specific consumption for the engine operating with 50, 75 and 100% of the ate load in function of the rotation. (author)

  15. Economic analysis and performance of a low power diesel engine using soybean oil refined; Analise economica e de desempenho de um motor diesel de baixa potencia utilizando oleo de soja refinado

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    Santos, Guilherme Ladeira dos; Fernandes, Haroldo Carlos; Alvarenga, Cleyton Batista de; Leite, Daniel Mariano; Siqueira, Wagner da Cunha [Universidade Federal de Vicosa (UFV), MG (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Agricola], E-mails: glsantos@yahoo.com.br, haroldo@ufv.br, cleyton.alvarenga@ufv.br, daniel.mariano@ufv.br, wagner.siqueira@ufv.br

    2011-07-01

    Oil is the main source of energy available to power internal combustion engines, enabling its transformation into mechanical energy. To meet the production of vegetable oils, many cultures can be used, according to regional conditions, especially those that are already commercially exploited, such as peanuts, Soybeans, Corn, Palm oil, Sunflower and Canola, and other public regional and castor oil, Andiroba, Pequi, Buriti, Inaja, Carnauba, Jatropha, among others. The objective of this work make an economic analysis of replacing diesel fuel by mixing and compare performance on the engine and using B{sub 2} biodiesel fuel mixture of diesel with 2 % Refined Soybean Oil (SAB). The loads applied by the dynamometer in the engine were 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 and 21.5 lbs. The engine was coupled to the dynamometer with the aid of pulleys and belts of the type V with gear ratio of 1:1,9. Apparently, the best vegetable oil mixture was 30 %, both in terms of specific consumption and cost from R$ kW{sup -1} h{sup -1}. Providing the same cost of pure diesel. (author)

  16. Determinação do Número de Cetano de Blendas de Biodiesel/Diesel Utilizando Espectroscopia no Infravermelho Médio e Regressão Multivariada

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    Carla Felippi Chiella Ruschel

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work is to determine the cetane number of biodiesel/diesel blends using mid-infrared spectroscopy coupled with multivariate regression. Thirty five samples were used into the calibration set and twenty for the prediction set. The partial least squares algorithms used were: by Interval (iPLS, by Backward Interval (biPLS and by Synergy Intervals (siPLS. In the best iPLS model was selected the spectral range 1050-1500 cm-1 obtained with root mean square error of prediction (RMSEP of 0.314 and determination coefficient (r2 of 0.952 and root mean square error of cross-validation (RMSECV of 0.728. For biPLS model the spectral range selected is a combination of several spectrum bands which showed a RMSEP of 0.353, r2 of 0.960 and RMSECV of 0.664. The best model is the siPLS split the spectrum into 16 intervals and the combined spectral regions 1485-1277 cm-1 and 858-650 cm-1 presenting RMSECV = 0.642, RMSEP = 0.352  and r2 = 0.962. The proposed methodology was adequate, with prediction errors less than 1%, being cleaner, faster and easy to perform.

  17. Ciclo de vida del entomonematodo nativo

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    Sáenz, Adriana; Luque, Jesús Emilio

    2011-01-01

    En el laboratorio de Control Biológico de la Facultad de Agronomía de la Universidad Nacional, sede Bogotá, se estudio la biología básica del entomonemátodo nativo Steinernema feltiae Filipjev, 1934 (Rhabditida: Steinemematidae). Utilizando larvas de último instar de la polilla mayor de las colmenas Galleria mellonella, expuestas a 8000 juveniles infectivos/caja de petri y realizando disecciones diariamente, se determinaron los estados de desarrollo, duración del ciclo vida y relación de sexo...

  18. Performance of cycle diesel engine using Biodiesel of olive oil (B100 Desempenho de motor diesel quatro tempos alimentado com biodiesel de óleo de oliva (B100

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    Carlos Eduardo Silva Volpato

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Biodiesel is a renewable fuel derived from vegetable oils used in diesel engines, in any proportion with petroleum diesel, or pure. It is produced by chemical processes, usually by transesterification, in which the glycerin is removed. The objective of this study was to compare the performance of a four stroke, four cylinder diesel cycle engines using either olive (B100 biodiesel oil or diesel oil. The following parameters were analyzed: effective and reduced power, torque, specific and hourly fuel consumption, thermo-mechanical and volumetric efficiency. Analysis of variance was performed on a completely randomized design with treatments in factorial and the Tukey test applied at the level of 5%. Five rotation speeds were researched in four replications (650, 570, 490, 410, 320 and 240 rpm. The engine fed with biodiesel presented more satisfactory results for torque, reduced power and specific and hourly consumptions than that fed with fossil diesel.Biodiesel é um combustível renovável derivado de óleos vegetais, usado em motores de ciclo diesel, em qualquer proporção com o diesel mineral, ou puro. É produzido por meio de processos químicos, normalmente por transesterificação, no qual é removida a glicerina. Este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar o desempenho de um motor de ciclo diesel quatro tempos e quatro cilindros, utilizando biodiesel de óleo de oliva (B100, em comparação ao óleo diesel. Foram analisados os parâmetros: potência efetiva e reduzida, torque, consumo específico e energético de combustível, eficiência termomecânica e volumétrica. Foi instalado um ensaio com delineamento inteiramente casualizado (DIC em esquema fatorial, realizada análise de variância e aplicado teste de Tukey, a 5%. Foram pesquisados cinco níveis de rotação em quatro repetições (650, 570, 490, 410, 320 e 240 rpm. O motor alimentado com biodiesel de oliva apresentou torque, potencia reduzida e consumos especifico e

  19. Evaluación de los efectos ambientales de la gasolina, diesel, biodiesel y etanol carburante en Colombia por medio del análisis de ciclo de vida

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    Buitrago Tello, Rodrigo

    2014-01-01

    El Análisis de Ciclo de Vida (ACV) es un método para determinar las cargas ambientales de un producto durante todo su ciclo, “desde su cuna hasta la tumba”. Este estudio presenta el ACV para la producción de gasolina, diésel, biodiesel y bioetanol en Colombia, empleando el software de uso libre OpenLCA. Para el inventario de emisiones del ACV se empleó la base de datos Ecoinvent V 2.2 y diferentes referencias bibliográficas. Como métodos de análisis de impacto se empleó el método Potencial de...

  20. Modelización y optimización de los parámetros termodinámicos de motores alternativos de combustión interna ciclo Otto y Diesel

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    Solanes Jiménez, Alejandro

    2008-01-01

    En esta memoria se desarrolla la modelización y simulación del comportamiento termodinámico de motores Otto y Diesel, así como la optimización de sus principales parámetros termodinámicos. El software utilizado es Matlab. Se han introducido determinados parámetros característicos en Matlab con la finalidad de aproximarse lo máximo posible a la realidad. Estas variables son características de cada tipo de motor. Con el objetivo de modelar y obtener los parámetros óptimos de n...

  1. Estudio de la eficiencia del ciclo de un motor de encendido Por chispa de 5 tiempos

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    Mad riñán Molina, Santiago

    2015-01-01

    El presente trabajo tiene por objetivo estudiar de forma teórica y experimental la eficiencia de un motor que opere en un ciclo de 5 tiempos (ciclo Otto más una carrera de expansión adicional). Para desarrollar el estudio se realizó una simulación cero-dimensional utilizando el modelo de gas ideal para un motor de 5 tiempos y se comparó con su equivalente de 4 tiempos. Posteriormente se ejecutó la fase experimental en la cual fue necesario adaptar un banco de pruebas, en el cua...

  2. Diesel oil

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    Oil ... Diesel oil ... Diesel oil poisoning can cause symptoms in many parts of the body. EYES, EARS, NOSE, AND THROAT Loss of ... most dangerous effects of hydrocarbon (such as diesel oil) poisoning are due to inhaling the fumes. NERVOUS ...

  3. Energetic reuse: use of biogas from the organic matter as an alternative source to recycle plastics and supply cycle diesel engines; Reaproveitamento energetico: uso do biogas proveniente da materia organica como fonte alternativa para reciclar plasticos e alimentar motores do ciclo Diesel

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    Carneiro, Priscila Alves; Santos, Rodolfo Esmarady Rocha dos [Universidade Federal de Itajuba (EXCEN/UNIFEI), MG (Brazil). Centro de Excelencia em Eficiencia Energetica

    2008-07-01

    Population growth and rising purchasing power due to the economic development driving the increased production of waste generated each year. Disposal these wastes is a major economic and environmental challenge, mainly by the concentration of plastics discarded without being used, and organic matter that decompose to produce methane, a major cause of global warming. Recycling waste plastics is a solution to minimize their disposal, but high energy consumption in this process becomes expensive, losing its economically. This leads to search for new alternatives for low cost energy. In the problem of disposal of organic matter may be the solution for recycling these wastes. The decomposition of organic matter produces a fuel (biogas) as a useful source energy to generate electricity required for the recycling process, as well as its use in flex-fuel engines. This system, double-cycle diesel fuel, has advantages not require technical changes in engine design and even the compression ratio. In the condition of dual-fuel, replacement of diesel can be up to 70% due to the use of biogas, but nothing prevents the engine to fire 100% diesel. The implementation of the recycling through the use of energy of urban wastes in Itajuba and the use of biogas on fleets, will bring socio-environmental benefits to the city and consequently the region around. Among these benefits may be pointed generating direct and indirect jobs primarily in the recycling process, reduction of odors at the landfill, mitigation of greenhouse gases, reducing diesel consumption among others. Among these benefits they can be mainly pointed the generation of direct and indirect employments in the recycling process, reduction of scents in the embankment, mitigation of effect gases stews, reduction of the diesel consumption among others. The study contributes to the solution of problems related to the final destination of the residues, for the use of the electric power generated starting from the biogas

  4. ¿Están sincronizados los ciclos económicos en Latinoamérica?

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    Juliana Ávila Vélez; Álvaro José Pinzón Giraldo

    2015-01-01

    Se identifican los ciclos económicos de Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, México, Perú y Venezuela, utilizando el criterio del CEPR y el algoritmo Bry-Boschan (1971), aplicado al Producto Interno Bruto (PIB) y al Índice de Producción Industrial (IPI), respectivamente. Se mide el grado de sincronización del ciclo de dichas economías por medio del indicador de Harding y Pagan (2006) y de las correlaciones cruzadas de los componentes transitorios de las variables. El periodo muestral inicia en 1...

  5. Analisis termodinamico de los ciclos de rankine

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    Fuste Paredes, Sergi

    2015-01-01

    Este proyecto final de grado tiene como objetivo general el estudio y análisis termodinámico del ciclo de Rankine y sus modificaciones. Pretende dar un enfoque general de los distintos parámetros que intervienen y afectan en el aumento del rendimiento de las instalaciones que trabajen con él, así como de las variaciones del ciclo de Rankine para instalaciones de gran potencia, como son el ciclo Rankine con recalentamiento y el ciclo regenerativo de Rankine. En definitiva, la finalidad de este...

  6. Capitulo XVI. Del ciclo agricola al ciclo vital

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    Erikson, Philippe

    2014-01-01

    Figura 63. Figuritas de palmas que representan a las presas de caza Los mariwin, héroes de los capítulos precedentes, se presentan en ellos como aparecidos que mantienen vínculos simbióticos con las últimas plantas comestibles, que crecen en los restos de un sitio de poda: por supuesto, las piñas, pero sobre todo los pijuayos (wani). En otras palabras, se presentaban como metáforas del fin del ciclo vital y agrícola, lo que explicaría que se “vistan” de helechos, plantas vivaces, prontas para...

  7. Vidas precarias y Ciclo Vital

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    Salinas, Adán

    2014-01-01

    El artículo propone entender la precariedad en un análisis que sobrepase las condiciones laborales, y que observe la formación de un ciclo vital atravesado por sistemas generales de administración de los medios de subsistencia. Estos sistemas en el contexto neoliberal se han transformado profundamente a través del crédito y la capitalización individual. De modo que el conjunto vital de la población queda precarizado. Se trata entonces de...

  8. Ciclo y dinámica económica en Europa

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    Pérez Vázquez, Pedro José

    1999-01-01

    RESUMEN El objeto de estudio de la tesis son los ciclos económicos, realizándose cuatro estudios empíricos utilizando técnicas de series temporales. La tesis consta de cuatro capítulos, a los que se añade un apartado final de conclusiones El objetivo del primer capítulo es determinar si el ciclo económico es un fenómeno con características similares en las principales economías de mercado, para ello se caracterizan las propiedades cíclicas de un grupo amplio de países (países del G-7 má...

  9. Perspectiva temporal futura y ciclo vital

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    Díaz Morales, Juan Francisco

    2006-01-01

    El propósito de este estudio es describir qué cambios se producen en la perspectiva temporal futura (PTF) durante el ciclo vital. Para evaluar la PTF a lo largo del ciclo vital se ha utilizado el modelo de Nurmi (1989), que consta de tres componentes: motivación, planificación y evaluación prospectiva. En el estudio participaron cuatro grupos de personas de diferentes edades: 130 adolescentes (15-18 años), 150 estudiantes universitarios (19-28 años), 100 personas de mediana edad (30-59 años) ...

  10. Arquitectura paralela para el procesamiento y análisis de vídeo digital utilizando anotación MPEG-21. Aplicaciones implantadas

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    San Pedro Wandelmer, José

    2006-01-01

    Esta tesis considera la definición e implementación de una arquitectura de software que se adecua al nuevo modelo multimedia utilizando los estándares de anotación MPEG. La creación de aplicaciones que aprovechen los metadatos requiere dedicar un notable esfuerzo a desarrollar una capa de compatibilidad y a lograr una sincronización apropiada con el resto de tareas presentes en el ciclo de vida. Estas tareas trabajan concurrentemente utilizando el documento de metadatos, un recurso común comp...

  11. Personalidad sana en el ciclo vital

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    Fierro Bardají, Alfredo

    2015-01-01

    En el desarrollo de la personalidad, de la persona, en su devenir hacia la madurez, la psicología se interesa, desde luego, por los cambios comportamentales debidos al ciclo biológico, pero, no menos, a los que se siguen de un determinado curso de experiencias y de acciones de la persona individual. En este último sentido la personalidad no sólo crece o se desarrolla; asimismo aprende y en algún sentido se hace a sí misma, contribuye al curso de su propia vida. Universidad de Málaga. Campu...

  12. Autorrelatos do amor no ciclo vital adulto

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    José Augusto Evangelho Hernandez; Sinele Valle da Costa; Juliana Ramos Ribeiro; Caroline Almeida Areias; Karina Nascimento Valladares dos Santos

    2015-01-01

    Esta pesquisa transversal comparou grupos de pessoas de diferentes faixas etárias, adultos jovens, maduros e maiores de 50 anos. Foram verificadas possíveis modificações do amor ao longo do ciclo vital adulto. Participaram 211 sujeitos de ambos os sexos, envolvidos em tipos variados de relações amorosas, que responderam à Escala Triangular do Amor de Sternberg. Os resultados da análise de variância multivariada mostraram interações significativas entre os componentes do amor e as faixas etári...

  13. Diesel emissions in Vienna

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    Horvath, H.; Kreiner, I.; Norek, C.; Preining, O.; Georgi, B.

    The aerosol in a non-industrial town normally is dominated by emissions from vehicles. Whereas gasoline-powered cars normally only emit a small amount of particulates, the emission by diesel-powered cars is considerable. The aerosol particles produced by diesel engines consist of graphitic carbon (GC) with attached hydrocarbons (HCs) including also polyaromatic HCs. Therefore the diesel particles can be carcinogenic. Besides diesel vehicles, all other combustion processes are also a source for GC; thus source apportionment of diesel emissions to the GC in the town is difficult. A direct apportionment of diesel emissions has been made possible by marking all the diesel fuel used by the vehicles in Vienna by a normally not occurring and easily detectable substance. All emitted diesel particles thus were marked with the tracer and by analyzing the atmospheric samples for the marking substance we found that the mass concentrations of diesel particles in the atmosphere varied between 5 and 23 μg m -3. Busy streets and calm residential areas show less difference in mass concentration than expected. The deposition of diesel particles on the ground has been determined by collecting samples from the road surface. The concentration of the marking substance was below the detection limit before the marking period and a year after the period. During the period when marked diesel fuel was used, the concentrations of the diesel particles settling to the ground was 0.012-0.07 g g -1 of collected dust. A positive correlation between the diesel vehicle density and the sampled mass of diesel vehicles exists. In Vienna we have a background diesel particle concentration of 11 μg m -3. This value increases by 5.5 μg m -3 per 500 diesel vehicles h -1 passing near the sampling location. The mass fraction of diesel particles of the total aerosol mass varied between 12.2 and 33%; the higher values were found in more remote areas, since diesel particles apparently diffuse easily

  14. Análise Experimental de um Motor Diesel de Médio Porte em Operação Mono e Bicombustível

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    Dener Fachinelli dos Santos

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem por objetivo analisar o desempenho de um motor operando em modo mono combustível com óleo diesel (OD e em modo bicombustível, utilizando como combustível primário o gás natural (GN e como secundário, a injeção piloto de OD. No modo bicombustível de funcionamento, o GN é admitido junto com o ar de combustão, sendo a mistura comprimida e entra em combustão após a ignição do OD injetado. O motor estudado é de seis cilindros em linha, ciclo Diesel e turboalimentado. Os ensaios de desempenho (torque, potência, consumo específico de combustível e emissões gasosas do motor mencionado foram realizados em um banco dinamométrico, cujo freio (retarder é do tipo eletromagnético arrefecido a ar. Os dados obtidos dos ensaios foram corrigidos de acordo com a norma NBR ISO 3046/1. Um primeiro conjunto de ensaios foi realizado para avaliar o desempenho do motor operando somente com óleo OD. As tendências das curvas de torque, potência e consumo específico de combustível pela rotação do motor foram similares àquelas correspondentes do fabricante, mas, quantitativamente, os valores ficaram aquém. Os experimentos em modo bicombustível (OD-GNV foram realizados a 1800 RPM e se conseguiu um percentual de substituição do óleo diesel de quase 73%, representando uma redução nos custos com combustíveis, especialmente de OD, de quase 29%. Com o maior percentual de substituição de OD também houve o maior rendimento térmico do motor (31,1% em comparação ao modo OD100 (25,6%.

  15. Dieselization in Sweden

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    In Sweden the market share of diesel cars grew from below 10 per cent in 2005 to 62 per cent in 2011 despite a closing gap between pump prices on diesel oil and gasoline, and diesel cars being less favored than ethanol and biogas cars in terms of tax cuts and other subsidies offered to “environment cars”. The most important factor behind the dieselization was probably the market entrance of a number of low-consuming models. Towards the end of the period a growing number of diesel models were able to meet the 120 g CO2 threshold applicable to “environment cars” that cannot use ethanol or biogas. This helped such models increase their share of the diesel car market from zero to 41 per cent. Dieselization appears to have had only a minor effect on annual distances driven. The higher average annual mileage of diesel cars is probably to a large extent a result of a self-selection bias. However, the Swedish diesel car fleet is young, and the direct rebound effect stemming from a lower variable driving cost may show up more clearly as the fleet gets older based on the assumption that second owners are more fuel price sensitive than first owners. - Highlights: ► This paper tries to explain the fast dieselization of the new Swedish car fleet. ► It identifies changes in supply and the impact of tax benefits. ► Finally it studies the impact on the annual average mileage

  16. Tipos de hogar, ciclo de vida familiar y pobreza en Costa Rica 1987-2002

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    Barquero, Jorge

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este estudio fue el de explorar las condiciones vulnerabilidad sociodemográfica en Costa Rica, a partir del análisis de los cambios en los tipos de hogar y el ciclo de vida de las familias en condiciones de pobreza, utilizando información de las Encuestas de Hogares de 1987, 1994 y 2002. Los principales hallazgos revelan modificaciones importantes en la estructura y composición de los hogares y familias en el periodo de estudio, asociado a cambios en la dinámica sociodemográfica de la sociedad costarricense. La evolución en la incidencia de la pobreza por tipo de hogar muestra que ésta es mayor entre los hogares nucleares que cuentan con hijos y al convertirse en monoparentales. La incidencia es más alta en 1987, se reduce para 1994 y prácticamente se mantiene para el 2002. No obstante que en todas las fases del ciclo de vida familiar la incidencia de la pobreza disminuyó en el periodo 1987-1994, en el periodo más reciente al 2002 la incidencia es mayor en las etapas en que las familias poseen más hijos dependientes menores de 18 años, lo que expone a estas familias a una mayor vulnerabilidad a situaciones de pobreza. Los hogares y familias con mayor riesgo de vulnerabilidad ante la pobreza, se hallaron entre aquellos con mayor cantidad de miembros dependientes menores de edad y jefeados por mujeres. No se encontraron evidencias significativas para afirmar que el estancamiento observado en los niveles de pobreza en el país hasta el 2002, fuese producto de los cambios encontrados en los patrones familiares, aunque ciertamente se hace necesario profundizar el análisis de las interrelaciones entre pobreza y cambios demográficos.

  17. Ciclos y determinantes del crecimiento económico: Perú 1950-1996

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    Félix Jiménez

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available En este ensayo se analiza el crecimiento económico y sus fluctuacionesdurante el período 1950-1995, así como el estancamiento prolongado queempieza en los años 1975-1978, apoyados en la hipótesis de que la dinámicade este crecimiento obedece al carácter desequilibrado del proceso de industrializacióny a un comportamiento de la inversión que no estuvo sujeta alproceso sustitutivo. Con un vector de inversiones que no estimula el mercadodoméstico, el crecimiento y los ciclos son determinados por impulsos dedemanda que provienen del sector público y/o de aquellos mercados externosdonde la producción manufacturera doméstica resulta competitiva. Como elaumento de la demanda repercute en un mayor déficit externo, ei crecimientosostenido a largo plazo resulta imposible si no se resuelven los problemasestructurales del sector manufacturero. Una vez corroborada la importancia deeste sector y dadas sus correlaciones significativas con los otros sectoresdeterminados por demanda, se construye una serie de producción no primaria,para luego explicar su comportamiento en el largo plazo, sometiendo a pruebala importancia del gasto del Estado en la generación de los ciclos y tendenciadel producto, utilizando la metodología de la cointegración. Por último, seestima el valor del producto potencial no-primario que permite corroborar lahipótesis del largo estancamiento en el período de agotamiento del procesosustitutivo.

  18. Performance of a cycle Otto engine using biogas; Desempenho de um motor ciclo Otto utilizando biogas como combustivel

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    Souza, Juliano de [Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Parana (UNIOESTE), Cascavel, PR (Brazil). Centro de Ciencias Exatas e Tecnologicas], e-mail: jsouza@unioeste.br; Souza, Samuel N. Melegari de [Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Parana (UNIOESTE), Cascavel, PR (Brazil)], e-mail: ssouza@unioeste.br; Machado, Paulo Romeu M. [Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), RS (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Mecanica

    2004-07-01

    The rising of the oil prices is increasing the search for alternative fuels. Brazil has a great availability of biogas from anaerobic digestion in the rural area, urban waste in the landfills and treatment of the municipal sewer. In this work were evaluated in dynamometer a cycle Otto engine using biogas, and were obtained the characteristics curves of torque and power. First was done the evidence test with gasoline, biogas and natural gas, using commercial systems for this fuels, using as comparison for other tests. After has been done tests for some combinations of ignition point, mixer of gas and compression tax. By the analysis of the results has been concluded that the better results for power and torque using biogas as fuel were with a tax compression of 12,5:1, gas mixer long and ignition point advanced in 45 deg. (author)

  19. 27 de febrero de 1989: 25 años de un ciclo de conmoción social

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    Luis J. González Oquendo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo es sistematizar elementos factuales y teóricos para desarrollar puntos de reflexión claves para el abordaje analítico de los sucesos del 27 de febrero y días subsiguientes [27F]. La parte corresponde a una descripción de los eventos asociados a todo el ciclo de protesta, tratando de delimitar diferentes etapas a lo largo del mismo utilizando dos criterios: el tipo de violencia y la naturaleza de actores involucrados. La segunda parte del trabajo considera a los diferentes tipos de explicación generadas para dar cuenta del 27F como ciclo de protesta: (a las tesis que se basan en factores sociales y psicosociales; b las tesis que sostienen la existencia de acción conspirativa. Finalmente, en la tercera parte se abordan las consecuencias que el 27F tuvo para el devenir de los procesos políticos venezolanos a partir de entonces.

  20. Ciclos reais brasileiros em dois setores

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    Fabio Kanczuk

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Construímos um modelo de equilíbrio geral dinâmico de dois setores com o intuito de investigar o comportamento dos ciclos reais brasileiros. Quando os investimentos dos dois setores são agregados de acordo com uma Cobb-Douglas para formação de capital, o modelo é consistente com as volatilidades cíclicas dos componentes das contas nacionais e com a natureza contracíclica das exportações líquidas e do câmbio real. Caso a elasticidade de substituição entre o consumo de comercializáveis e de não comercializáveis seja baixa, o modelo também reproduz a volatilidade observada no câmbio real.We construct a two-sector dynamic general equilibrium model to investigate the behavior of the Brazilian business cycles. When investments from each sector are aggregated according to a Cobb-Douglas for capital formation, the model is consistent with the cyclical volatilities of national income components as well as with the countercyclical character of net exports and real exchange rates. If the elasticity of substitution between consumptions of tradeables and non-tradeables is low, the model can also reproduce the observed real exchange rates volatilities.

  1. Bio diesel- the Clean, Green Fuel for Diesel Engines

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    Natural, renewable resources such as vegetable oils, animal fats and recycled restaurant greases can be chemically transformed into clean burning bio diesel fuels (1). Just like petroleum diesel, bio diesel operates in combustion-ignition engines. Blends of up to 20% bio diesel (mixed with petroleum diesel fuels) can be used in nearly all diesel equipment and are compatible with most storage and distribution equipment. Using bio diesel in a conventional diesel engine substantially reduces emissions of unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, sulphates, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, nitrated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and particulate matter. The use of bio diesel has grown dramatically during the last few years. Egypt has a promising experiment in promoting forestation by cultivation of Jatropha plant especially in luxor and many other sites of the country. The first production of the Egyptian Jatropha seeds oil is now under evaluation to produce a cost-competitive bio diesel fuel

  2. Diesel fuel filtration system

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    The American nuclear utility industry is subject to tight regulations on the quality of diesel fuel that is stored at nuclear generating stations. This fuel is required to supply safety-related emergency diesel generators--the backup power systems associated with the safe shutdown of reactors. One important parameter being regulated is the level of particulate contamination in the diesel fuel. Carbon particulate is a natural byproduct of aging diesel fuel. Carbon particulate precipitates from the fuel's hydrocarbons, then remains suspended or settles to the bottom of fuel oil storage tanks. If the carbon particulate is not removed, unacceptable levels of particulate contamination will eventually occur. The oil must be discarded or filtered. Having an outside contractor come to the plant to filter the diesel fuel can be costly and time consuming. Time is an even more critical factor if a nuclear plant is in a Limiting Condition of Operation (LCO) situation. A most effective way to reduce both cost and risk is for a utility to build and install its own diesel fuel filtration system. The cost savings associated with designing, fabricating and operating the system inhouse can be significant, and the value of reducing the risk of reactor shutdown because of uncertified diesel fuel may be even higher. This article describes such a fuel filtering system

  3. Processing of red ceramic using a fast-firing cycle Processamento de cerâmica vermelha usando um ciclo de queima rápido

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    G. T. Saleiro

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available This work reports on the processing of red ceramic for civil construction using fast-firing cycles. The firing cycle is an important variable in the processing of red ceramic materials, which contributes to a high consumption of energy. The red ceramic pieces were prepared by industrial extrusion and fired at firing temperatures varying from 700 ºC to 1100 ºC using different firing cycles (slow-firing cycle - 1º C/min and fast-firing cycle - 10 ºC/min and 20 °C/min. The technological properties (linear shrinkage, water absorption, apparent porosity, apparent density, and flexural strength as function of the firing temperature and firing cycle are investigated. The development of the microstructure was followed by SEM/SEI. The results showed that fast-firing red ceramics exhibits technological properties and microstructure comparable to conventionally fired red ceramics, resulting in great advantages in energy saving.Este trabalho descreve o processamento de cerâmica vermelha para construção civil usando ciclos de queima rápido. O ciclo de queima é uma variável importante no processamento de materiais de cerâmica vermelha, o qual contribui para um alto consumo de energia. As peças de cerâmica vermelha foram preparadas por extrusão industrial e queimadas nas temperaturas de queima variando de 700 ºC a 1100 ºC utilizando diferentes ciclos de queima (ciclo de queima lento - 1 ºC/min e ciclos de queima rápidos - 10 ºC/ min e 20 ºC/min. As propriedades tecnológicas (retração linear, absorção de água, porosidade aparente, massa específica aparente e tensão de ruptura à flexão em função da temperatura de queima e ciclo de queima são investigadas. O desenvolvimento da microestrutura foi avaliado por SEM/SEI. Os resultados mostraram que as peças de cerâmica vermelha obtidas via processo de queima rápida exibiram propriedades tecnológicas e microestrutura comparáveis àquelas convencionalmente obtidas via queima lenta

  4. Estudo do comportamento vocal no ciclo menstrual: avaliação perceptivo-auditiva, acústica e auto-perceptiva Vocal behavior during menstrual cycle: perceptual-auditory, acoustic and self-perception analysis

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    Luciane C. de Figueiredo; Maria Inês R. Gonçalves; Antonio Pontes; Paulo Pontes

    2004-01-01

    Durante o período pré-menstrual é comum a ocorrência de disfonia, e são poucas as mulheres que se dão conta dessa variação da voz dentro do ciclo menstrual (Quinteiro, 1989). OBJETIVO: Verificar se há diferença no padrão vocal de mulheres no período de ovulação em relação ao primeiro dia do ciclo menstrual, utilizando-se da análise perceptivo-auditiva, da espectrografia, dos parâmetros acústicos e quando esta diferença está presente, se é percebida pelas mulheres. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Caso-contro...

  5. Ciclos electorales en política fiscal

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    Lema, Daniel; Streb, Jorge M.

    2013-01-01

    Primero usamos casos empíricos concretos para motivar la discusión de los ciclos electorales en política fiscal. Luego presentamos una revisión teórica y econométrica de la literatura. Teóricamente, los ciclos se pueden interpretar en términos de un problema de inconsistencia temporal que enfrentan los gobiernos bajo información asimétrica: no es creíble que los gobiernos respeten una regla de presupuesto equilibrado antes de las elecciones, a menos que existan actores de veto legislativos qu...

  6. The diesel challenge

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    This article is focused on the challenges being faced by the diesel producer and these include a number of interesting developments which illustrate the highly competitive world of the European refiner. These include: The tightening quality requirements being legislated coupled with the availability of the ''city diesel'' from Scandinavia and elsewhere which is already being sold into the market. For a time there will be a clear means of product differentiation. One of the key questions is whether the consumer will value the quality difference; a growing demand for diesel which is outstripping the growth in gasoline demand and causing refiners headaches when it comes to balancing their supply/demand barrels; the emergence of alternative fuels which are challenging the traditional markets of the refiner and in particular, the niche markets for the higher quality diesel fuels. All of this at a time of poor margins and over-capacity in the industry with further major challenges ahead such as fuel oil disposal, tighter environmental standards and the likelihood of heavier, higher sulphur crude oils in the future. Clearly, in such a difficult and highly-competitive business environment it will be important to find low-cost solutions to the challenges of the diesel quality changes. An innovative approach will be required to identify the cheapest and best route to enable the manufacture of the new quality diesel. (Author)

  7. Control adaptable utilizando Redes Neuronales Artificiales Polinomiales

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    Gómez, E.; A. S. Poznyak; Lozano, R, R.

    2000-01-01

    Existen en la literatura de Control Adaptable, diferentes procedimientos en los que es posible identificar un sistema lineal. El problema fundamental es que una cantidad importante de fenómenos de la vida real son de tipo no lineal y no es tan sencillo el modelar este tipo de dinámicas. En este trabajo se presenta una forma de identificar sistemas no lineales utilizando las propiedades de las Redes Neuronales Artificiales y las técnicas de Algoritmo Genético en la optimización de ...

  8. Hydrological cycle Ciclo hidrológico

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    HC Gonçalves

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The Pantanal hydrological cycle holds an important meaning in the Alto Paraguay Basin, comprising two areas with considerably diverse conditions regarding natural and water resources: the Plateau and the Plains. From the perspective of the ecosystem function, the hydrological flow in the relationship between plateau and plains is important for the creation of reproductive and feeding niches for the regional biodiversity. In general, river declivity in the plateau is 0.6 m/km while declivity on the plains varies from 0.1 to 0.3 m/km. The environment in the plains is characteristically seasonal and is home to an exuberant and abundant diversity of species, including some animals threatened with extinction. When the flat surface meets the plains there is a diminished water flow on the riverbeds and, during the rainy season the rivers overflow their banks, flooding the lowlands. Average annual precipitation in the Basin is 1,396 mm, ranging from 800 mm to 1,600 mm, and the heaviest rainfall occurs in the plateau region. The low drainage capacity of the rivers and lakes that shape the Pantanal, coupled with the climate in the region, produce very high evaporation: approximately 60% of all the waters coming from the plateau are lost through evaporation. The Alto Paraguay Basin, including the Pantanal, while boasting an abundant availability of water resources, also has some spots with water scarcity in some sub-basins, at different times of the year. Climate conditions alone are not enough to explain the differences observed in the Paraguay River regime and some of its tributaries. The complexity of the hydrologic regime of the Paraguay River is due to the low declivity of the lands that comprise the Mato Grosso plains and plateau (50 to 30 cm/km from east to west and 3 to 1.5 cm/km from north to south as well as the area's dimension, which remains periodically flooded with a large volume of water.O ciclo hidrológico do Pantanal guarda um significado

  9. Ciclos de vida comparados de Aedes aegypti (Diptera, Culicidae do semiárido da Paraíba

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    Francisco P. de Castro Jr.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo comparar os ciclos de vida entre amostras de populações de Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762 coletadas em dez municípios localizados no semiárido paraibano. Os ciclos de vida foram estudados a uma temperatura de 26 ± 2ºC, umidade relativa de 60 ± 10% e fotofase de 12 horas. Diariamente foram avaliados os períodos de desenvolvimentos e as viabilidades das fases de ovo, larva e pupa, bem como a razão sexual, longevidade, tamanho e fecundidade dos adultos. Foi realizada uma análise de agrupamento, utilizando-se uma matriz de distância euclidiana através do método da média não-ponderada. As durações e viabilidades para as fases de ovo, larva e pupa apresentaram respectivamente, uma variação média de 3,7 a 4,7 dias e 82,8% a 97,7%, 9,1 a 10,8 dias e 91,2% a 99,2% e de 2,1 a 2,5 dias e 93,5% a 98,4%. O comprimento alar foi de 5,13 a 5,34 mm para as fêmeas e de 4,18 a 4,25 mm para os machos. A menor fecundidade (153,6 ovos/fêmea ocorreu na população de A. aegypti oriunda de Pedra Lavrada, enquanto que a maior fecundidade (310,6 ovos/fêmea foi constatada para A. aegypti de Campina Grande. A análise de agrupamento com base na similaridade dos dados biológicos revelou a formação de dois grandes grupos distintos, onde as populações de A. aegypti de Serra Branca e Cuité apresentam maior similaridade entre si. As diferenças de ciclos biológicos verificadas entre as populações de A. aegypti demonstra a capacidade dessa espécie de sofrer variações na sua biologia e se adaptar às diferentes condições ambientais, favorecendo a permanência deste inseto nessas áreas com aumento do risco de transmissão do vírus da dengue.

  10. Diesel Engine Technician

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    Diesel engine technicians maintain and repair the engines that power transportation equipment such as heavy trucks, trains, buses, and locomotives. Some technicians work mainly on farm machines, ships, compressors, and pumps. Others work mostly on construction equipment such as cranes, power shovels, bulldozers, and paving machines. This article…

  11. Diesel Engine Idling Test

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    Larry Zirker; James Francfort; Jordon Fielding

    2006-02-01

    In support of the Department of Energy’s FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technology Program Office goal to minimize diesel engine idling and reduce the consumption of millions of gallons of diesel fuel consumed during heavy vehicle idling periods, the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) conducted tests to characterize diesel engine wear rates caused by extended periods of idling. INL idled two fleet buses equipped with Detroit Diesel Series 50 engines, each for 1,000 hours. Engine wear metals were characterized from weekly oil analysis samples and destructive filter analyses. Full-flow and the bypass filter cartridges were removed at four stages of the testing and sent to an oil analysis laboratory for destructive analysis to ascertain the metals captured in the filters and to establish wear rate trends. Weekly samples were sent to two independent oil analysis laboratories. Concurrent with the filter analysis, a comprehensive array of other laboratory tests ascertained the condition of the oil, wear particle types, and ferrous particles. Extensive ferrogram testing physically showed the concentration of iron particles and associated debris in the oil. The tests results did not show the dramatic results anticipated but did show wear trends. New West Technologies, LLC, a DOE support company, supplied technical support and data analysis throughout the idle test.

  12. Diesel sisustab / Jenni Juurinen

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    Juurinen, Jenni

    2007-01-01

    Renzo Rosso poolt 1978. a. Itaalias asutatud rõivafirma Diesel sisustas 2007. a. kevadel Stay Inn-projekti raames katusekorteri Helsingi kesklinnas. Diesili kujundaja Vesa Kemppainen. Sisustuses on kasutatud peamiselt soome mööblit ja seintel eksponeeritud soome noorte kunstnike taieseid. Autoreid: Harri Koskinen (voodi), Thomas Pedersen (Stingrey kiiktool), Jenni Hiltunen (maalid)

  13. Determinantes y caracteristicas de los ciclos economicos en Mexico y estimacion del PIB potencial

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    Cecilia Posadas; Ociel Hernandez

    2007-01-01

    En un entorno en el que la prolongada estabilidad en los ciclos economicos de nuestro principal socio comercial es tema de gran debate por la incertidumbre que genera su sostenibilidad, conviene analizar el tema de los ciclos y el crecimiento potencial de nuestra economia considerando los cambios en la estructura productiva en los anos posteriores a la entrada en vigor del TLCAN. El presente texto se divide en dos partes; en la primera, dedicada a los ciclos economicos, se especula sobre las ...

  14. Ciclo Vital de Schistosoma mansoni através do Holochilus brasiliensis (Desmarest, 1818 em ambiente semi-natural (Trematoda, Shistosomatidae; Rodentia, Cricetidae

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    Omar dos Santos Carvalho

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    Full Text Available Junto ao Lago da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, MG, foram capturados (julho/72-novembro/73 28 exemplares de Holochilus brasiliensis, dos quais 11 (39,3% eliminavam nas fezes ovos viáveis de S. mansoni. Miracídios da cepa mencionada ("H" infectaram Biomphalaria glabrata e as cercárias obtidas também infectaram camundongos albinos, recuperando-se, ao final do experimento, 35,3% de vermes adultos. Por outro lado, cercárias de cepa humana ("LE" de S. mansoni infectaram sete exemplares de H. brasiliensis, nascidos em laboratório, recuperando-se no fim de 60 dias, 30,5% de vermes adultos. Estudos anatomapatológicos de H. brasiliensis demonstraram infecção generalizada, encontrando-se granuloma no esôfago, estômago, intestino (delgado e grosso, fígado, baço, pâncreas e linfonodos abdominais. Espessamentos fibrosos da íntima da veia porta, granulomas em espaços porta e fibrose incipiente dos espaços porta e interlobular foram lesões decorrentes da presença de ovos de S. mansoni encontrados no fígado. Em ambiente semi-natural, foi possível fechar o ciclo do S. mansoni sem direta participação humana, utilizando-se B. glabrata experimentalmente infectadas com trematódeos da cepa "LE", H. brasiliensis nascidos em laboratório e B. glabrata nascida no ambiente semi-natural estabelecido. Verificou-se que ambas as cepas ("H" e "LE" comportaram-se de maneira análoga, não sendo verificadas, também, diferenças morfológicas entre os ovos e vermes adultos de ambas. As observações, realizadas no campo e no laboratório demonstraram que o Holochilus brasiliensis é bom hospedeiro de Schistosoma mansoni. Assim, em determinadas áreas e sob certas condições ecológicas, o cricetídeo em questão poderá, efetivamente, integrar-se ao ciclo do trematódeo na natureza, independente ou paralelamente à presença do homem. Assinala-se, finalmente, que o presente trabalho relata o segundo fechamento do ciclo biológico de S. mansoni em condi

  15. A tale of two diesels.

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    Arey, Janet

    2004-01-01

    Two different samples of diesel exhaust particles (DEP) have been used by toxicologists interested primarily in cancer/genotoxicity or noncancer--such as pulmonary inflammation and asthma exacerbation--health end points. These are, respectively, a standard reference material, SRM 2975, from a heavy-duty diesel engine, and a sample collected by researchers at the Japanese National Institute for Environmental Studies from an automobile diesel engine. In this issue of Environmental Health Perspe...

  16. Seasonality of Diesel Fuel Prices

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    2012-01-01

    Diesel fuel is a major expense for most farmers. Diesel fuel prices do exhibit some seasonality so farmers can try to lower their fuel expenses by buying their fuel in months when prices are lower. However, purchasing fuel before it is needed results in a carrying charge to the farmer. This paper examines the optimal purchase month for diesel fuel for both spring planting and fall harvest. Both risk neutral and risk-averse farmers are considered. Higher interest rates discourage advance purch...

  17. ESTACIONALIDAD, CICLOS Y VOLATILIDAD EN LOS PRECIOS DEL GANADO MACHO DE LEVANTE EN MONTERÍA, COLOMBIA

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    Omar Castillo N

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Describir el comportamiento temporal de los precios del ganado vivo machode levante de primera calidad en la ciudad de Montería, Colombia comercializado enlas subastas. Materiales y métodos. Se realizaron análisis de los precios semanalesy mensuales durante el período 1997-2006 utilizando técnicas estadísticas yeconometricas como la media móvil multiplicativa, la tasa de crecimiento sobre mediasanuales, 1212 T , y modelos auto-regresivos heterocedásticos condicionales, ARCH, oGARCH. Resultados. Se encontraron evidencias de estacionalidad y ciclos en losprecios mensuales; no hubo evidencia de comportamientos volátiles en preciossemanales de los ganados de 1,1¼ y 1½ años de edad, pero si para los de 1 año.Conclusiones. A pesar de la presencia de variaciones estacionales y cíclicas, alrededordel 70% del ganado comercializado presentó estabilidad en los precios.

  18. A influência do ciclo menstrual na flexibilidade em praticantes de ginástica de academia La influencia del ciclo menstrual sobre la flexibilidad en practicantes de gimnasia de academia The influence of the menstrual cycle on the flexibility in practitioners of gymnastics at fitness centers

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    Solange Mattos Melegario

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve por objetivo investigar se existem diferenças no grau de flexibilidade nas fases do ciclo menstrual de mulheres adultas jovens praticantes de ginástica de academia. A amostra intencional foi composta de 20 mulheres, com idade de 18 a 35 anos (25,8 ± 6,06, com o ciclo menstrual regular (28 até 32 dias e que não faziam uso de anticoncepcional oral. Dados referentes ao ciclo menstrual e atividade física habitual foram obtidos através da aplicação de um questionário. A flexibilidade foi aferida através da goniometria, utilizando-se oito movimentos, em três fases do ciclo menstrual. Os sujeitos foram submetidos a um teste hormonal, em que foram verificadas as taxas de estrona, estradiol e progesterona. O tratamento estatístico foi feito através de análise descritiva e inferencial (teste de Kolmogorov-Smirnov e ANOVA. Os resultados encontrados demonstraram que não houve diferença significativa (p Este estudio ha tenido por objetivo investigar si existen diferencias en el grado de flexibilidad en las fases del ciclo menstrual de mujeres adultas jóvenes practicantes de gimnasia de academia. La muestra intencional fue compuesta de 20 mujeres, con edades entre 18 a 35 años (25,8 ± 6,06, con ciclo menstrual regular (28 a 32 días y que no hacían uso de anticonceptivo oral. Datos referentes al ciclo menstrual y actividad física habitual fueron obtenidos a través de una encuesta. La flexibilidad fue medida a través de la goniometría, utilizándose ocho movimientos, en tres fases del ciclo menstrual. Los individuos fueron sometidos a un test hormonal, en donde se verificaron la tasa de estrona, estradiol y progesterona. El tratamiento estadístico fue hecho a través del análisis descriptivo y de inferencia (test de Kolmogorov-Smirnov y ANOVA. Los resultados encontrados mostraron que no hubo diferencia significativa (p This study aims to verify if there are differences in the degree of flexibility in the phases of

  19. Afrontamiento, resiliencia y bienestar a lo largo del ciclo vital

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    Mayordomo Rodriguez, Teresa

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    El ser humano a lo largo del ciclo vital se enfrenta situaciones y sucesos para los que debe poner en marcha estrategias de afrontamiento que faciliten su adaptación y generen bienestar. La mayoría de los teóricos del afrontamiento (Carver, Scheier y Weintraub, 1989; Lazarus y Folkman, 1984; Moos, 1988; Moos y Billing, 1982), concuerdan en clasificar tres dominios generales de las estrategias según cómo éstas estén dirigidas a: la valoración (afrontamiento cognitivo), un intento de encontr...

  20. STRATEGY DETERMINATION FOR DIESEL INJECTION USING AVL ESE DIESEL

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    Vrublevskiy, A.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Based on the design of research AVL FIRE ESE DIESEL environment they proposed to reduce noise and NOx emissions in the exhaust gases of the automobile diesel engine using two-stage injection. The parameters of the fuel for idling are determined.

  1. Degradação de poliolefinas utilizando catalisadores zeolíticos Degradation of polyolefins using zeolitic catalysts

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    Maria Letícia M. Valle

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho foi estudada a degradação de alguns dos principais constituintes dos rejeitos plásticos (polietileno de alta densidade (HDPE, polietileno de baixa densidade (LDPE e polipropileno (PP, empregando-se um catalisador exausto de unidades de craqueamento de fluidos (FCC e um catalisador zeolítico (ADZ3 sintetizado em laboratório. Utilizando técnicas de termogravimetria (TG-DTG e cromatografia gasosa (CG, foi possível avaliar os produtos gerados no craqueamento destas poliolefinas. Na degradação catalítica de poliolefinas com catalisadores zeolíticos, verificou-se a obtenção preferencial de gasolina, GLP e diesel, produtos importantes na matriz energética brasileira. O catalisador de FCC exausto foi mais seletivo para a produção de gasolina e GLP, enquanto que a produção de diesel foi mais favorecida com o catalisador ADZ3.In this work the degradation of some of the main plastics responsible for waste, viz. high density polyethylene (HDPE, low density polyethylene (LDPE and polypropylene (PP, was studied using a spent FCC catalyst (fluid cracking catalyst and a zeolitic catalyst (ADZ3 synthesized in laboratory. Using thermogravimetry (TG-DTG and gas chromatography (GC techniques, it was possible to evaluate the products from these polyolefins cracking. The catalytic degradation of polyolefins led to a preferential production of LPG, diesel and gasoline, which are important products of the Brazilian energetic matrix. The spent FCC catalyst was more selective for production of LPG and gasoline, whereas the diesel production was more favored with the ADZ3 catalyst.

  2. Solar (superíndice) 2, remisión de V. ciclo solar .

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    [ES] Definición del término Solar (superíndice) 2, remisión de V. ciclo solar . en el diccionario Dicter. [EN] Definition of the word Solar (superíndice) 2, remisión de V. ciclo solar . in the dictionary Dicter.

  3. Evaluation of Emissions Bio diesel

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    The generation of energy from vegetal products is one of the possibilities to our reach in order to reduce the atmospheric pollution. Particularly, the use of bio diesel in internal combustion engines can be one of the best options. The finest particles emitted by the combustion engines are easily breathable and on them different substances can be absorbed presumably toxic, between which it is possible to emphasize the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), by its demonstrated carcinogen character. In this work, it is studied on the one hand, the characteristics that can present the aerosol of emission in a diesel engine with a maximum power of 97 kW, working without load to 600 rpm, using as combustible mixtures of bio diesel and diesel in different proportions. On the other hand, the evolution that takes place in the concentration of PAHs in emission particles, according to the percentage of bio diesel used in the combustible mixture. (Author) 9 refs

  4. Evaluation of Emissions Bio diesel

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    Rodriguez Maroto, J. J.; Dorronsoro Arenal, J. L.; Rojas Garcia, E.; Perez Pastor, R.; Garcia Alonso, S.

    2007-09-27

    The generation of energy from vegetal products is one of the possibilities to our reach in order to reduce the atmospheric pollution. Particularly, the use of bio diesel in internal combustion engines can be one of the best options. The finest particles emitted by the combustion engines are easily breathable and on them different substances can be absorbed presumably toxic, between which it is possible to emphasize the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), by its demonstrated carcinogen character. In this work, it is studied on the one hand, the characteristics that can present the aerosol of emission in a diesel engine with a maximum power of 97 kW, working without load to 600 rpm, using as combustible mixtures of bio diesel and diesel in different proportions. On the other hand, the evolution that takes place in the concentration of PAHs in emission particles, according to the percentage of bio diesel used in the combustible mixture. (Author) 9 refs.

  5. La Remotorización diesel en los camiones Zil 130: un análisis técnico de factibilidad

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    Esteban López Milán

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Se plantea que la remotorización diesel, es el cambio del motor de gasolina que presentan los vehículos automotores por otro que funciona con diesel. Los criterios para realizar estos cambios, se basan en lograr un ahorro sustancial de capital, aún cuando los parámetros de velocidades de trabajo y potencia desarrollada por los motores a intercambiar sean parecidas; frecuentemente estos motores diesel rara vez llegan a cumplir su ciclo de vida útil. Se realizó un análisis técnico de las modificaciones y se estudió al camión ZIL 130, por su amplio uso en las empresas cubanas, fundamentalmente en la industria azucarera.

  6. Soma térmica de algumas fases do ciclo de desenvolvimento da escala de COUNCE para cultivares Sul-Brasileiras de arroz irrigado Thermal time of some developmental phases of the COUNCE scale for irrigated rice cultivars grown in Southern Brazil

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    Nereu Augusto Streck; Simone Michelon; Leosane Cristina Bosco; Isabel Lago; Lidiane Cristine Walter; Hamilton Telles Rosa; Gizelli Moiano de Paula

    2007-01-01

    A escala de COUNCE é uma escala de desenvolvimento de arroz recente que vem sendo gradativamente adotada no Brasil. No entanto, a duração das fases em ºC dia dessa escala ainda não está disponível para as cultivares brasileiras de arroz irrigado. Sendo assim, o objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar a soma térmica de algumas fases do ciclo de desenvolvimento da escala de COUNCE para cultivares Sul-Brasileiras de arroz irrigado, utilizando-se diversos métodos de cálculo e diferentes temperatur...

  7. Bio diesel production from algae

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    Algae appear to be an emerging source of biomass for bio diesel that has the potential to completely displace fossil fuel. Two thirds of earth's surface is covered with water, thus alga e would truly be renewable option of great potential for global energy needs. This study discusses specific and comparative bio diesel quantitative potential of Cladophora sp., also highlighting its biomass (after oil extraction), pH and sediments (glycerine, water and pigments) quantitative properties. Comparison of Cladophora sp., with Oedogonium sp., and Spirogyra sp., (Hossain et al., 2008) shows that Cladophora sp., produce higher quantity of bio diesel than Spirogyra sp., whereas biomass and sediments were higher than the both algal specimens in comparison to the results obtained by earlier workers. No prominent difference in pH of bio diesel was found. In Pakistan this is a first step towards bio diesel production from algae. Results indicate that Cladophora sp., provide a reasonable quantity of bio diesel, its greater biomass after oil extraction and sediments make it a better option for bio diesel production than the comparing species. (author)

  8. Resposta da alface à adubação nitrogenada com diferentes compostos orgânicos em dois ciclos sucessivos = Response of lettuce to nitrogen fertilization with different organic composts in two successive cycles

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    Francisca Alcivania de Melo Silva

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos deste trabalho foram avaliar a produção de alface em ambiente protegido, utilizando diferentes compostos orgânicos como fonte de nitrogênio, e seu efeito residual em dois ciclos sucessivos. O experimento foi conduzido entre os meses de fevereiro e maio de 2005, em casa-de-vegetação com ventilação e temperatura controlados, utilizando vasos de 3,5 L e solo classificado como Latossolo Vermelho Escuro. Foram utilizados compostos orgânicos produzidos a partir da mistura de resíduos do processamento de quatro plantas medicinais e esterco bovino. Os compostos C1, C2, C3 e C4 nas doses 30, 60, 90 e 120 t ha-1 constituíram os tratamentos dispostos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições e uma testemunha (adicional. Foram determinados: matéria fresca da parte aérea (MFPA; massa de matéria seca da parte aérea (MSPA. Os compostos aplicados supriram satisfatoriamente as necessidades de nitrogênio da cultura, no primeiro ciclo, dispensando o uso de fertilizante mineral. A composição dos materiais aplicados influenciou significativamente a produção de alface no primeiro ciclo, promovendo efeito residual no segundo ciclo, porém em menores proporções.The objectives of this work were to evaluate the production of lettuce in a protected environment, using different organic composts as nitrogen source and its residual effect in two successive cycles. The experiment was conducted between February and May of 2005, at a greenhouse with controlled ventilation and temperature, using 3.5 L vases and ground classified as Dark Red Latossol. Organic composts produced from the mixture of residues of the processing of four medicinal plants and cattle manure were used. The composts C1, C2, C3 and C4 in doses 30, 60, 90 and 120 t ha-1 composed the treatments, set in an entirely randomized design, with four repetitions and one control (additional treatment. The following were determined: freshmatter of aerial part

  9. Diesel spray characterization; Dieselmoottorin polttoainesuihkujen ominaisuudet

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    Pitkaenen, J.; Turunen, R.; Paloposki, T.; Rantanen, P.; Virolainen, T. [Helsinki Univ. of Technology, Otaniemi (Finland). Internal Combustion Engine Lab.

    1997-10-01

    Fuel injection of diesel engines will be studied using large-scale models of fuel injectors. The advantage of large-scale models is that the measurement of large-scale diesel sprays will be easier than the measurement of actual sprays. The objective is to study the break-up mechanism of diesel sprays and to measure drop size distributions in the inner part of the spray. The results will be used in the development of diesel engines and diesel fuels. (orig.)

  10. El autoconcepto físico durante el ciclo vital

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    Esnaola Etxaniz, Igor

    2008-01-01

    El objetivo de esta investigación ha sido analizar el autoconcepto físico durante el ciclo vital. La muestra está compuesta por 1.259 participantes divididos en cuatro tramos de edad: adolescencia (12-18 años), juventud (19-30 años), edad adulta (31-49 años) y personas mayores de 55 años. Tanto en la muestra de mujeres como en la de varones, los resultados indican que las percepciones en las escalas de habilidad física y condición física van disminuyendo desde la adolescencia hasta las person...

  11. Regulação dos ciclos celulares alternativos de Oikoleura dioica

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    Rendeiro, André Figueiredo

    2014-01-01

    O ciclo celular eucariótico é um dos processos biológicos mais estudados. No entanto, variações ao ciclo celular canónico têm sido descobertas e são mais predominantes do que anteriormente previsto. Endoreplicação e endociclos - duas variantes ao ciclo celular canónico - produzem células poliplóides, o que confere vantagens em crescimento e em resistência a stress genotóxico. Apesar de alguns dos princípios regulatórios de endociclos estarem a ser descobertos, ainda pouco é ...

  12. El pensamiento de Keynes sobre los ciclos económicos

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    Fernández Lorenzo, Daniel

    2014-01-01

    En este trabajo se realiza una breve revisión histórica del inicio del pensamiento keynesiano sobre los ciclos económicos y su herencia posterior. En primer lugar se exponen los fundamentos macroeconómicos de la teoría keynesiana, que servirán de base para la explicación de cualquier modelo keynesiano del ciclo. Estos principios teóricos los podemos encontrar principalmente en los capítulos 3, 10 y 11 de su Teoría General. A continuación se expone la teoría original de Keynes sobre los ciclos...

  13. Diesel engine management systems and components

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    This reference book provides a comprehensive insight into todays diesel injection systems and electronic control. It focusses on minimizing emissions and exhaust-gas treatment. Innovations by Bosch in the field of diesel-injection technology have made a significant contribution to the diesel boom. Calls for lower fuel consumption, reduced exhaust-gas emissions and quiet engines are making greater demands on the engine and fuel-injection systems. Contents History of the diesel engine.- Areas of use for diesel engines.- Basic principles of the diesel engine.- Fuels: Diesel fuel.- Fuels: Alternative fuels.- Cylinder-charge control systems.- Basic principles of diesel fuel-injection.- Overview of diesel fuel-injection systems.- Fuel supply to the low pressure stage.- Overview of discrete cylinder systems.- Unit injector system.- Unit pump system.- Overview of common-rail systems.- High pressure components of the common-rail system.- Injection nozzles.- Nozzle holders.- High pressure lines.- Start assist systems.-...

  14. Thermodynamic simulation for a vapour compression system using organic refrigerants; Simulacao termodinamica do ciclo de compressao a vapor utilizando fluidos refrigerantes organicos

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    Almeida, Francisco S.; Santos, Carlos A.C. dos [Universidade Federal da Paraiba (UFPB), Joao Pessoa, PB (Brazil). Lab. de Energia Solar; Torres, Ednildo A.; Jesus, Marcos F. de [Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Quimica. Lab. de Energia e Gas

    2004-07-01

    According to the Montreal protocol, it is foreseen a total retreat of CFCs and HCFCs in applications of refrigeration and air conditioning. Before this context, considerable attention has been used in the substitution of HCFC-22 (R22) in systems of air conditioning, where they appear as possible alternatives two HFCs (R407c and R410a) and two HCs (R290 and R600a). In this work, possibilities and problems for the use of these fluids as alternatives to R22 in equipment of refrigeration are discussed. Five refrigerants (R22, R407c, R410a, R290 and R600) are selected, computational simulations done and your characteristic in terms of thermodynamic cycles are shown. The obtained conclusion is that propane offers the best alternative for R22 in equipment of refrigeration, because this besides being energetically efficient, is environmentally acceptable. However, safety precautions due to your inflammability must be seriously taken into account. For some applications the substitution of the current fluids (halocarbons) by the hydrocarbons can be done without larger additional costs, but not in the general case. (author)

  15. Rendimiento académico y actividad física en adolescentes : un estudio en 2º ciclo de la E.S.O. del I.E.S. Pando de Oviedo

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    Martín Ocio, Alejandro

    2014-01-01

    La investigación que se lleva a cabo en el presente trabajo es un estudio que utiliza como muestra a un grupo de adolescentes del I.E.S. Pando (Oviedo), pertenecientes al 2º ciclo de la E.S.O. Los objetivos de este trabajo son dos: en primer lugar analizar si existe relación entre la actividad física, el rendimiento académico y sexo de los participantes en el mismo y, en segundo lugar, diseñar una línea de intervención en este colectivo utilizando como eje vertebrador la actividad física dent...

  16. Importancia de los acontecimientos vitales como factores de cambio en el ciclo vital

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    Melero Marcos, Luis; Ventola Barrado, María Luisa I.

    1995-01-01

    RESUMEN: A lo largo del ciclo vital, los individuos experimentan una serie de acontecimientos que, sin duda, influyen en su desarrollo individual y colectivo. Tales acontecimientos parecen introducir cambios en la vida de los sujetos. El presente trabajo pretende analizar la importancia de los acontecimientos vitales como factores de cambio, desde la consideración de que el estudio de los mismos es consustancial con el estudio del ciclo vital. Desde este punto de partida, se ha establecido la...

  17. Ingeniería de sistemas y automática en las asignaturas obligatorias de los nuevos planes de estudio de ciclo largo y segundo ciclo

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    Candelas Herías, Francisco Andrés; Puente Méndez, Santiago Timoteo; Ortiz Zamora, Francisco Gabriel; Gil Vázquez, Pablo; Torres Medina, Fernando

    2000-01-01

    Este artículo presenta un estudio sobre la vinculación de asignaturas obligatorias en las universidades públicas españolas al Área de Ingeniería de Sistemas y Automática. Las titulaciones estudiadas son Ingeniero en Automática y Electrónica Industrial (de solo segundo ciclo), Ingeniero Industrial e Ingeniero en Informática (de ciclo largo) de los nuevos planes de estudio. Estas son las titulaciones donde el Área tiene mayor presencia en materias troncales.

  18. Posibilidades de generación de energía eléctrica con ciclos de baja temperatura en la industria azucarera en una provincia tipo.

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    Juan Landa García

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available La duración de los combustibles fósiles es inferior a los 200 años, y la de los hidrocarburos se estima no rebasa los 50 años. El precio del crudo y sus derivados se ha elevado considerablemente y se pronostica su incremento paulatino en el futuro. Ambas realidades obligan a usar más eficientemente los combustibles, fósiles o renovables, y todos los energéticos en general. En este artículo se muestran resultados de la simulación matemática del comportamiento de la potencia y otros parámetros básicos del diseño y del proceso inversionista de posibles ciclos de producción de potencia eléctrica de baja temperatura a anexar a industrias de producción de azúcar de caña al variar el flujo de agua de rechazo del sistema de vacío, y por ende la molida del central, de una tecnología dada que utiliza condensadores eficientes, al utilizar como foco caliente la energía contenida en sus dos corrientes de energía rechazada de mayor importancia, la contenida en el agua citada y en los gases de escape de la combustión, efectuándose el análisis en el rango de capacidades de esta industria en una provincia tipo, conformado utilizando capacidades de molida de industrias instaladas en Cuba, demostrándose que es considerable la cifra de potencia a producir y factible económicamente la introducción de estos ciclos para zafras cortas de cuatro meses para molidas del central no menor a 6000 Ton/día y que para centrales azucareros pequeños se requiere que el ciclo añadido aumente su tiempo de trabajo anual.

  19. Biodegradación de diesel mexicano por un consorcio de bacterias de un suelo agrícola

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    Santiago Cardona

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realiza la biodegradación de diesel presente en agua por medio de microorganismos de un suelo agrícola. Se determina la cinética de biotransformación y adsorción del diesel para su aplicación en los proyectos de saneamiento de suelos y acuíferos contaminados con diesel. Se presenta la metodología y los resultados de la biodegradación y la adsorción del diesel contenido en agua sintética así como la caracterización del suelo de cultivo seleccionado para el estudio. La degradación se realiza utilizando los microorganismos nativos del suelo de cultivo seleccionado, al cual se le suministra nitrógeno como nutriente y sin él. El peróxido de hidrógeno se suministra como fuente de oxígeno. Por último se presentan los análisis de las cinéticas que determinan la volatilización del diesel. Con los resultados obtenidos se determinan las ecuaciones cinéticas de degradación, adsorción y se calcularon las constantes de velocidad.

  20. OXIDATIVE DNA DAMAGE IN DIESEL BUS MECHANICS

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    Rationale: Diesel exposure has been associated with adverse health effects, including susceptibility to asthma, allergy and cancer. Previous epidemiological studies demonstrated increased cancer incidence among workers exposed to diesel. This is likely due to oxid...

  1. Advanced automotive diesel assessment program

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    Sekar, R.; Tozzi, L.

    1983-01-01

    Cummins Engine Company completed an analytical study to identify an advanced automotive (light duty) diesel (AAD) power plant for a 3,000-pound passenger car. The study resulted in the definition of a revolutionary diesel engine with several novel features. A 3,000-pound car with this engine is predicted to give 96.3, 72.2, and 78.8 MPG in highway, city, and combined highway-city driving, respectively. This compares with current diesel powered cars yielding 41.7, 35.0, and 37.7 MPG. The time for 0-60 MPH acceleration is 13.9 sec. compared to the baseline of 15.2 sec. Four technology areas were identified as crucial in bringing this concept to fruition. They are: (1) part-load preheating, (2) positive displacement compounding, (3) spark assisted diesel combustion system, and (4) piston development for adiabatic, oilless diesel engine. Marketing and planning studies indicate that an aggressive program with significant commitment could result in a production car in 10 years from the date of commencement.

  2. DURACIÓN DEL CICLO BIOLÓGICO Y SUS FENOFASES PARA LA VARIEDAD INCA-17 EN SISTEMAS DE MONOCULTIVO Y POLICULTIVO FUERA DEL PERÍODO ÓPTIMO

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    María de los A. Pino

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En áreas de la Estación Experimental de Tapaste del Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Agrícolas, se llevó a cabo este estudio en la variedad de tomate INCA-17, para determinar la duración de su ciclo biológico y de las diferentes fases fenológicas en dos sistemas de cultivo: monocultivo a plena exposición solar y policultivo utilizando al maíz como sombra natural, con el objetivo de evaluar las modificaciones del fitoclima en ambos sistemas y la respuesta de la planta a estas modificaciones en cada una de sus fases. El arreglo espacial utilizado para el policultivo consistió en dos hileras de maíz por ambos lados de tres hileras de tomate, con el maíz sembrado 30 días antes del trasplante y todas las hileras orientadas N-S. Los resultados mostraron que hubo diferencias en la duración del ciclo biológico del cultivo para ambos períodos de siembra, así como que estas no se debían a la temperatura media del aire durante todo el ciclo del cultivo, sino a la duración y temperatura media del aire de cada fase en particular; además, el tipo de sistema agrícola empleado provocó una respuesta biológica diferenciada de la planta expresada a través del rendimiento y sus componentes, lo que evidenció la conveniencia de utilizar sistemas que modifiquen el fitoclima, para lograr rendimientos superiores a los obtenidos en monocultivo en plantaciones fuera del período óptimo.

  3. Sobre el ciclo maya de 819 días

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    Huberto Quiñones Garza

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Algunos autores consideran que los mayas manejaban un ciclo de 819 días, que habría tenido un carácter mágico o ritual, sin descartar alguna manifestación astrológica o astronómica. Un enfoque que no ha sido tomado en cuenta hasta hoy, es el puramente aritmético, el posible interés del sacerdocio maya en este número como tal. Se especula aquí que el número 819 está relacionado con el valor de TT, además de la probable vinculación que esta cifra podría guardar con sus sistemas numérico y calendárico. Dos situaciones se vislumbran como importantes contribuciones, el planteamiento epistemológico implícito y los resultados obtenidos como información básica para futuras investigaciones dentro de la etnomatemática y la antropología.

  4. Modelo de ciclo de vida de empreendimentos sociais

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    Alexandre Meira de Vasconcelos

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta um modelo de ciclo de vida de empreendimentos sociais. Os dados primários foram obtidos em entrevistas com fundadores de 10 empreendimentos sociais de Curitiba (PR acerca da história de vida da organização. A análise qualitativa dos dados identificou cinco etapas de evolução (Ação Social, Associação, Visibilidade Social, Rede Social e Representatividade Social com, respectivamente, seis momentos de crise que determinam a passagem para uma etapa posterior (Desequilíbrio Social, Identidade, Foco, Controle, Responsabilização e Ética. O estudo reafirma as diferenças entre o empreendedorismo social e o privado e justifica o tratamento diferenciado entre eles. O modelo pode subsidiar a decisão dos gestores sobre o futuro da organização, bem como de financiadores públicos e privados, gestores de redes sociais, pesquisadores, consultores, administradores públicos, entre outros stakeholders, e abre caminho para outros estudos sobre o tema.

  5. Movimientos correctos a la velocidad correcta sobre los ciclos correctos

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    Jorge Enrique Mejía Q.

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available El propósito del estudio fue explicar cómo una pequeña empresa colombiana compite en el mercado de telecomunicaciones de Estados Unidos. Esto fue posible usando el modelo de la Doble Hélice de Fine, que muestra los ciclos estructurales de cambios tecnológicos, sobre los que la compañía tuvo que tomar las decisiones estratégicas correctas para seguir la dinámica sectorial a la velocidad correcta. El estudio de caso consistió en una síntesis histórica sectorial y de la empresa, incluyendo hitos claves, después, la velocidad fue medida y finalmente una decisión fue recomendada para poder sobrevivir sobre el patrón de movimientos y cambios sectoriales. / The purpose of this study was to explain how a little Colombian company competes in the dynamic US telecomm market. It was possible by using Fine´s Double Helix Model that shows two structural cycles to explain technological movements, in each cycle, the company studied had to do the correct strategic decisions to follow the industrial dynamics at the right clockspeed. The case study consisted of an industrial and a company historical synthesis, including key issues, afterwards, clockspeed is measured and finally a decision is recommended to survive on the pattern of industrial changes and movements.

  6. Catalytic treatment of diesel engines, NOx emissions

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    Some aspects of the operation of diesel engines are revised together with the pollutant emissions they produce, as well as the available catalytic technologies for the treatment of diesel emissions. Furthermore the performance of a catalyst developed in the environmental catalysis group for NOx reduction using synthetic gas mixtures simulating the emissions from diesel engines is presented

  7. Cleaning the Diesel Engine Emissions

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    Christensen, Thomas Budde

    This paper examines how technologies for cleaning of diesel emission from road vehicles can be supported by facilitating a technology push in the Danish automotive emission control industry. The European commission is at present preparing legislation for the euro 5 emission standard (to be enforced...... in 2010). The standard is expected to include an 80% reduction of the maximum particulate emissions from diesel cars. The fulfillment of this requirement entails development and production of particulate filters for diesel cars and trucks. Theoretically the paper suggests a rethinking of public...... industry policy based on Michael Porters cluster theory. The paper however suggest that the narrow focus on productivity and economic growth in Porters theory should be qualified and integrated with a broader scope of societal policy aims including social and environmental issues. This suggestion also...

  8. Clean Coal Diesel Demonstration Project

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    Robert Wilson

    2006-10-31

    A Clean Coal Diesel project was undertaken to demonstrate a new Clean Coal Technology that offers technical, economic and environmental advantages over conventional power generating methods. This innovative technology (developed to the prototype stage in an earlier DOE project completed in 1992) enables utilization of pre-processed clean coal fuel in large-bore, medium-speed, diesel engines. The diesel engines are conventional modern engines in many respects, except they are specially fitted with hardened parts to be compatible with the traces of abrasive ash in the coal-slurry fuel. Industrial and Municipal power generating applications in the 10 to 100 megawatt size range are the target applications. There are hundreds of such reciprocating engine power-plants operating throughout the world today on natural gas and/or heavy fuel oil.

  9. Niveles de progesterona durante el ciclo normal y silencioso en bovinos en el trópico colombiano

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    Henry Grajales L; Aureliano Hernández V; Esperanza Prieto

    2010-01-01

    Objetivo. Determinar la secuencia de cambios en los niveles de progesterona (NP) durante el Ciclo Normal (CN) y Ciclo Silencioso (CS). Materiales y métodos. 94 Hembras de los grupos raciales Holstein x Cebú (HC), Simmental x Cebú (SC), Romosinuano (R) y Cebú (C) se estudiaron desde la pubertad y durante los tres primeros ciclos estrales. Se tomaron muestras de sangre para determinar las concentraciones de progesterona mediante Radioinmunoanálisis, se determinaron...

  10. CICLO DE VIDA: JUEGO EDUCATIVO MOVIL “EDUCAMOVIL”

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    Judith del Pilar Rodríguez

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo describe la creación de un modelo de ciclo de vida para el desarrollo de juegos educativos en plataformas móviles, teniendo en cuenta las consideraciones para su construcción como un software de calidad. El modelo para el desarrollo de juegos educativos en plataformas móviles es una guía enmarcada en un entorno pedagógico que facilitará la creación de juegos educativos, abriendo las puertas al desarrollo de videojuegos como prácticas de laboratorio, exploración de ambientes virtuales sin necesidad de materiales costosos y así poder transmitir conocimientos a los estudiantes. La metodología desarrollada se logró a través de la recopilación de información de los distintos modelos de desarrollo de software existentes, en ambientes educativos y su enfoque a plataformas móviles, realizando un estudio de ventajas y desventajas, recomendaciones y algunos recursos de los modelos actuales y su adaptación a estos dispositivos; buscando establecer los pasos básicos, coherentes, involucrados en las fases de análisis, diseño, implementación y pruebas para la creación de juegos, enmarcados en un contexto de estrategias pedagógicas de los modelos existentes y dando la respectiva documentación para el desarrollo en plataformas móviles.

  11. Expectativa y ciclo: hacia una dinámica keynesiana

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    García Molina Mario

    1991-06-01

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    In chapter 17 of the General Theory, Keynes introduced the concept of the own-rates of interest in order to study a monetary economy of production, under an implicit assumption of equilibrium. This paper extends this concept for the analysis of a monetary economy in permanent disequilibrium and upon essential uncertainty. It is shown how the theories of liquidity preference and of finance are taken as complementary explanations. Differences between actual and expected own rates help to explain short term phenomena. and the behavior of capitalist along the business cycle. Depressions appear as a possibility which, in the case of ocurring it is necessary either state intervention or any other exogenous element to the same market in order to overcome them.

    En el capitulo 17 de la Teoría General, Keynes introduce el concepto de tasa propia de interés para estudiar una economía monetaria bajo un supuesto implícito de equilibrio. En este trabajo se aplica el mismo concepto al análisis de una economía monetaria en desequilibrio permanente y con una incertidumbre irreductible. Se muestra que las teorías de la preferencia por la liquidez y la de financiamiento constituyen explicaciones complementarias. Las diferencias entre tasas propias esperadas y realizadas ayudan a explicar los fenómenos de corto plazo y el comportamiento de los inversionistas a lo largo del ciclo de negocios. Las depresiones aparecen como una posibilidad que, en caso de ocurrir, no pueden ser superadas sin intervención del Estado o de otro elemento exógeno al mercado mismo.

  12. Análisis cuantitativo de los ciclos económicos

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    Álvarez Vázquez, Nelson J.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El análisis clásico de series temporales asumía que la serie histórica era la suma de tendencia, ciclo regular, estacional y perturbación aleatoria, movimientos que pueden reducirse a tendencia y ciclo. La descomposición en tendencia y ciclo permitía un análisis separado de ambos tipos de movimientos. Esta aproximación suponía que el ciclo era una desviación respecto de la tendencia (determinista a largo plazo, a la cual revertían aquellos ciclos. Cualquier shock aleatorio tenía sólo un efecto transitorio que se agotaba en uno o unos pocos periodos. Este enfoque ha sido hoy abandonado y sustituido por otro de naturaleza probabilística. En particular el artículo de Nelson y Plosser (1982 habría significado el fin de una aproximación ya cuestionada. En este trabajo, los autores contrastaron la hipótesis de raíz unitaria para diversas series macroeconómicas norteamericanas, encontrando que era imposible rechazarla. Mientras que en la primitiva visión, las fluctuaciones se contemplaban como desviaciones respecto a la tendencia determinista, la existencia de raíz unitaria significa que todas las fluctuaciones representan cambios 2 permanentes en la tendencia a largo plazo, dado que el efecto de cualquier shock, permanece indefinidamente, en lugar de agotarse con el paso del tiempo. De ahí la importancia de la existencia de raíz unitaria en el análisis cuantitativo del ciclo. Sólo mediante la diferenciación se alcanzaría la estacionariedad. En caso contrario, es decir si se elimina una tendencia temporal a una serie generada por un proceso de camino aleatorio (el ejemplo paradigmático de tendencia estocástica, se obtendrán inferencias espurias sobre el ciclo (Nelson y Kang, 1981. En esta cuestión como en tantas otras, es perceptible la evolución metodológica experimentada por la econometría, que se ha desplazado desde un enfoque determinista, donde lo que importaban eran cuestiones como la obtención de la cronolog

  13. Improvement of engine emissions with conventional diesel fuel and diesel-biodiesel blends

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    Nabi, M.N.; Akhter, M.S.; Shahadat, M.M.Z. [Rajshahi Univ. of Engineering and Technology (Bangladesh). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    2006-02-15

    In this report combustion and exhaust emissions with neat diesel fuel and diesel-biodiesel blends have been investigated. In the investigation, firstly biodiesel from non-edible neem oil has been made by esterification. Biodiesel fuel (BDF) is chemically known as mono-alkyl fatty acid ester. It is renewable in nature and is derived from plant oils including vegetable oils. BDF is non-toxic, biodegradable, recycled resource and essentially free from sulfur and carcinogenic benzene. In the second phase of this investigation, experiment has been conducted with neat diesel fuel and diesel-biodiesel blends in a four stroke naturally aspirated (NA) direct injection (DI) diesel engine. Compared with conventional diesel fuel, diesel-biodiesel blends showed lower carbon monoxide (CO), and smoke emissions but higher oxides of nitrogen (NO{sub x}) emission. However, compared with the diesel fuel, NO{sub x} emission with diesel-biodiesel blends was slightly reduced when EGR was applied. (author)

  14. La teoria del ciclo vitale del risparmio di Modigliani cinquant’anni dopo

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    Mauro Baranzini

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Nei primi anni ’50 Franco Modigliani, insieme a Richard Brumberg e ad Albert Ando, formulò lateoria del ciclo vitale del consumo e del risparmio, che ha riscosso un enorme e indiscussosuccesso per almeno tre decenni. Tuttavia, a partire dai primi anni ’80 la teoria del ciclo vitale èstata criticata in modo sempre più serrato, per almeno quattro ragioni. La prima consistenell’esistenza di una significativa trasmissione intergenerazionale della ricchezza, da ricondurre acause esogene al modello del ciclo vitale. La seconda ragione è rappresentata dalla crescenteevidenza che i ricchi continuano a risparmiare in misura maggiore rispetto ai meno fortunati,come, in effetti, Keynes sosteneva. Il terzo motivo è che vi sono prove sempre più evidenti,almeno nell’Europa occidentale e in Giappone, che le famiglie giovani, durante i venti e i trentaanni di età, risparmiano una quota positiva e crescente del proprio reddito, e ciò si pone indeciso contrasto con la versione originaria della teoria del ciclo vitale. Infine, numerosi lavoriempirici hanno rilevato che i pensionati accantonano una parte elevata del proprio reddito. Ciòimpone un serio ripensamento dell’approccio della teoria del ciclo vitale, che interessa sia l’analisieconomica sia la politica economica.

  15. Coal-fired diesel generator

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    1997-05-01

    The objective of the proposed project is to test the technical, environmental, and economic viability of a coal-fired diesel generator for producing electric power in small power generating markets. Coal for the diesel generator would be provided from existing supplies transported for use in the University`s power plant. A cleanup system would be installed for limiting gaseous and particulate emissions. Electricity and steam produced by the diesel generator would be used to supply the needs of the University. The proposed diesel generator and supporting facilities would occupy approximately 2 acres of land adjacent to existing coal- and oil-fired power plant and research laboratory buildings at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. The environmental analysis identified that the most notable changes to result from the proposed project would occur in the following areas: power plant configuration at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks; air emissions, water use and discharge, and the quantity of solid waste for disposal; noise levels at the power plant site; and transportation of coal to the power plant. No substantive adverse impacts or environmental concerns were identified in analyzing the effects of these changes.

  16. ALTERNATIVE FUELS FOR DIESEL ENGINES

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    Jacek Caban

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the development and genesis of the use of alternative fuels in internal combustion ignition engines. Based on the analysis of the literature, this article shows various alternative fuels used in Poland and all over the world. Furthermore, this article describes the research directions for alternative fuels use in road transport powered by diesel engines.

  17. ALTERNATIVE FUELS FOR DIESEL ENGINES

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    Jacek Caban; Agata Gniecka; Lukáš Holeša

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents the development and genesis of the use of alternative fuels in internal combustion ignition engines. Based on the analysis of the literature, this article shows various alternative fuels used in Poland and all over the world. Furthermore, this article describes the research directions for alternative fuels use in road transport powered by diesel engines.

  18. Ciclos de desenvolvimento humano e formação de educadores

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    Arroyo Miguel G.

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Os ciclos não são mais uma proposta isolada de algumas escolas, a nova LDB os legitimou e estão sendo adotados por muitas redes escolares. Este texto se pergunta pelo tipo de profissional que está sendo formado nessa modalidade de organização do trabalho pedagógico. A reflexão está estruturada em duas partes. A primeira reflete sobre o caráter formador do repensar das concepções e práticas de formação que acontecem na implantação dos ciclos. A segunda parte reflete sobre as virtualidades formadoras de todo o processo de desconstrução de uma estrutura centrada nas Temporalidades ou Ciclos do Desenvolvimento Humano.

  19. REFRIGERAÇÃO UTILIZANDO PASTILHAS DE EFEITO PELTIER

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    Antonio Luiz P. S. Campos; Aécio Vinícius Amorim Farias; Jainne Daniele F. S. Fernandes; Alailson de Freitas Braz; Ludmila Sayonara S. X. Machado; Edfranklin de Souza Pimentel

    2010-01-01

    Pastilhas de Peltier são dispositivos baseados no efeito Peltier e são aplicadas para produzir efeito refrigerador ou aquecedor. Este trabalho aborda conceitos envolvidos na fabricação e funcionamento desses dispositivos tais como: histórico do efeito Peltier e desenvolvimento de placas de efeito Peltier. É feito um estudo de eficiência da refrigeração de água utilizando uma placa de efeito Peltier existente no Campus Natal – Zona Norte. Para isso, é implementada uma estrutura de refrigeração...

  20. Emulação de um motor de combustão interna através de um acionamento eletromecânico de velocidade variável utilizando um motor de indução trifásico

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    Agostinho, Luís Carlos Morujo

    2014-01-01

    Apresenta-se neste trabalho, o processo de emulação de um motor de combustão interna Diesel, utilizando conversores de potência e motores assíncronos trifásicos. Com base nesta premissa é descrita, a composição de um grupo gerador Diesel, as técnicas de modelação, o método de controlo de tensão e frequência utilizado no processo de emulação do motor de combustão interna Diesel. Para o processo de modelação escolhido, é descrita a obtenção das caract...

  1. Biodiesel de mamona no diesel interior e metropolitano em trator agrícola Mamona biodiesel in interior and metropolitan diesel in agricultural tractor

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    Rubens A. Tabile

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available A demanda de recursos energéticos pelos sistemas de produção, aliada à escassez dos combustíveis fósseis, tem motivado a produção do Biodiesel, que é um combustível obtido de fontes renováveis. O objetivo deste trabalho foi realizar dois ensaios: o primeiro dinâmico, para avaliar o desempenho operacional utilizando como parâmetro o consumo de combustível, e o segundo, estático, para mensurar a opacidade da fumaça (material particulado do motor de um trator agrícola, operando com diesel metropolitano e interior misturados ao Biodiesel de mamona, em sete proporções. O trabalho foi conduzido no Departamento de Engenharia Rural da UNESP/Jaboticabal - SP. Os resultados mostraram que o tipo de diesel influenciou no consumo de combustível e na opacidade da fumaça, sendo o diesel metropolitano de melhor qualidade; observou-se, também, que à medida que a proporção de Biodiesel aumentou, o mesmo ocorreu para o consumo de combustível; entretanto, a opacidade da fumaça reduziu com o acréscimo de Biodiesel até B75.The demand for energy resources by production systems allied to scarcity of fossil fuels has driven the production of Biodiesel, a fuel produced from renewable sources. The purpose of this study was realize two tests, the first dynamics to assess the operational performance as a parameter of consumption of fuel, the second static to measure the smoke opacity (particulate material from an engine of a farm tractor, operating with interior and metropolitan diesel mixed with castor beans Biodiesel in seven proportions. The tests were conducted in the Rural Engineering Department of UNESP/Jaboticabal - SP. The results showed that the kind of diesel influenced the consumption of fuel and smoke opacity, and the metropolitan diesel showed better quality, it was observed as well that as biodiesel proportion increased, consumption of fuel increased too, however, the opacity of smoke decreased with an increase of Biodiesel by B75.

  2. Effects of diesel and bio-diesel oils temperature on spray and performance of a diesel engine

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    Ekkachai Sutheerasak

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Research paper is the spray and engine performance investigation from preheated diesel and biodiesel oils at fuel temperature from 60 to 90 o C by comparing with non-preheated oil. In the experiment, there are fuel injection modeling and diesel engine testing, which is direct injection, 4 stroke and 4 cylinders. Results of fuel spray show that preheated diesel oil increase 4.7degree of spray angle and decrease 4.30 % of fuel injection pressure, as preheated bio-diesel oil increase 7.6degree of spray angle and decrease 13.90 % of fuel injection pressure to compare with non-preheated oil. As engine preformance testing results, preheated diesel oil increase 26.20% of thermal efficiency and decrease 4.30 % of BSFC, as preheated bio-diesel oil increase 30% of thermal efficiency and decrease 29.90 % of BSFC to compare with non-preheated oil.

  3. Sistema experto aplicado a la enseñanza de ciclos termodinámicos

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    Beraudo, Vanina; Gago, Luis Alberto; Echeverria, Martín H.; Stark, Natalia

    2007-01-01

    El presente artículo trata la aplicación de un sistema experto capaz de determinar la factibilidad de funcionamiento de una máquina térmica desde el punto de vista termodinámico, mediante el análisis del diseño de un ciclo de potencia, el ciclo Joule Brayton; y ofrecer a estudiantes de Termodinámica, en especial, una herramienta innovadora que les permita aprender principios fundamentales del dominio, en base tanto a sus aciertos como a sus errores, detectando diseños físicamente imposibles y...

  4. El ciclo económico en el Perú.

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    Marco Terrones; César Calderón

    1993-01-01

    El estudio realiza una caracterización del ciclo económico en el Perú, usando información de los últimos cincuenta años. Se ha estudiado el comportamiento cíclico de los principales precios y agregados macroeconómico (reales y monetarios) de la economía peruana. Se encuentra que, a partir de 1978 y como resultado de la crisis derivada del problema de la deuda externa, la estructura del ciclo económico en el Perú experimenta un cambio, observándose una mayor volatilidad absoluta de la mayoría ...

  5. Propuesta de Ciclo de vida de los proyectos de Desarrollo Empresarial

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    Antonio M. Navarro López

    2009-01-01

    Todo proyecto se divide en distintas fases, habitualmente secuenciales, que permiten un control sobre la evolución del proyecto y habilitan su gestión. El conjunto de fases de un proyecto se denomina "ciclo de vida"; de un proyecto, se expone una serie de puntos de vista de diferentes autores sobre el ciclo de vida de los proyectos, incluyendo la caracterización que el autor propone para los proyectos de Desarrollo Empresarial que aplican el Perfeccionamiento Empresarial y que gestionan la In...

  6. Estrategias alternativas en el ciclo de vida de tres hormigas mediterráneas

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    Cerdá, Xim; Retana Alumbreros, Javier

    1992-01-01

    Se ha estudiado el ciclo biológico de tres especies de hormigas mediterráneas, y se han constatado importantes diferencias entre ellas. Cataglyphis cursor hibema sin descendencia y completa un ciclo de nidada entre los meses de abril y septiembre. Aphaenogaster senilis hibema sin nidada y produce pupas durante un amplio periodo de tiempo, desde abril hasta octubre, aunque los valores mtiximos (que coinciden con el pico de actividad exterior) se dan en primavera y principio de verano. Ambas es...

  7. L’ipotesi del ciclo vitale, la politica fiscale e la previdenza sociale

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    Tullio Jappelli

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Il lavoro riassume le principali implicazioni dell’ipotesi del ciclo vitale per quanto riguarda il risparmio individuale e aggregato, la politica fiscale e la previdenza sociale, soffermandosi sui contributi più importanti di Modigliani su questi temi. Anche se non è facile conciliare alcuni risultati empirici recenti con l’ipotesi del ciclo vitale, soprattutto gli aspetti di inerzia, miopia e comportamento irrazionale documentati nella letteratura comportamentale, gli studi di Modigliani rappresentano ancora oggi la base di riferimento principale per studiare le decisioni dirisparmio individuali e per operare scelte di politica economica.

  8. Ciclo de desarrollo de Trigona (Tetragonisca angustula, Latreille 1811 (Hymenoptera, Trigonini

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    Villa Lopera Antonio

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    Se estudió el ciclo de desarrollo de una abeja sin aguijón: Trigona (Tetragonisca angustula. Latreille 1811 (Hymenoptera. Trigonini. Los resultados fueron los siguientes: El periodo comprendido entre la postura del huevo y la emergencia del imago, es, en las obreras, de 36.5 días en promedio. La duración del ciclo se hace mayor a medida que las celdas se alejan del centro del panal. Se determinaron 3 instares larvales y 5 fases pupales para obreras.

  9. Ciclo vital da família e envelhecimento: contextos e desafios

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    Maria Henriqueta de Jesus Silva Figueiredo; Maria Manuela Ferreira Pereira da Silva Martins; Luzia Wilma Santana da Silva; Palmira da Conceição Martins de Oliveira

    2011-01-01

    Os focos dos cuidados de enfermagem têm vindo a apresentar configurações diferentes face às mudanças sociais que exigem novas necessidades de saúde. O ciclo vital da família caracteriza-se por padrões de regularidade funcional, associados às funções, estrutura e processos interacionais. Nesta perspectiva a compreensão destes padrões na última etapa do ciclo vital, que se caracteriza pela adaptação ao envelhecimento, permitirá interacções mais ajustadas à promoção da saúde familiar....

  10. Identificación de nuevos reguladores del ciclo celular en Schizosaccharmoyces Pombe

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    Chica Balaguera, Nathalia

    2014-01-01

    [ES] Los complejos CDK-ciclina controlan el ciclo celular eucariótico y en el caso de S. pombe una única CDK, llamada cdc2, es suficiente para regularlo. Los niveles de la CDK varían a lo largo del ciclo celular y a su vez confiere direccionalidad a los eventos que lo componen. Uno de los sistemas de control de los niveles de actividad mas estudiado en este organismo, comprende la activación e inactivación de la CDK por parte de la quinasa Wee1 y la fosfatasa Cdc25 respectivamente, durante la...

  11. Reseña del ciclo Escuelas Argentinas emitido por Canal Encuentro

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    Trotta, Lucía; Santucci, Claudia

    2010-01-01

    El ciclo Escuelas Argentinas, como el plural de su título lo indica, hace referencia a la diversidad de experiencias educativas. La idea central no consiste en hablar del modelo de escuela argentina tradicional sino de la forma particular que adquiere la institución escuela en cada contexto en el que está inmersa. Escuelas Argentinas consta de dos temporadas con 13 capítulos cada una, de 30 minutos de duración. La producción fue dirigida por Bruno Stagnaro entre los años 2006 y 2008. El ciclo...

  12. Endeudamiento y ciclos políticos presupuestarios : el caso de los ayuntamientos catalanes

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    Escudero Fernández, Pedro; Prior Jiménez, Diego

    2002-01-01

    Este trabajo de investigación se dirige sobre el ámbito de los gobiernos locales y su objetivo es el de analizar cuál es el papel del endeudamiento en los ciclos políticos presupuestarios, contrastando si, en la utilización de este instrumento financiero, se da una distribución temporal estratégica en torno a las citas electorales, y si la existencia de estos ciclos puede resultar un factor explicativo del endeudamiento acumulado en los gobiernos locales. Para el contraste empírico se utiliza...

  13. Performance study of a combined cycle power plant with integral gasification; Estudio del desempeno de una planta de potencia de ciclo combinado con gasificacion integral

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    Gonzalez Rocha, Jose Clemente

    2007-04-15

    con alto valor agregado, como la gasolina, turbosina o diesel, entre otros. Con la nueva reconfiguracion de las refineria mexicanas de Cd. Madero y Cadereyta y proximamente la terminacion de la reconfiguracion de la refineria de Minatitlan, Veracruz, grandes cantidades de coque se estaran produciendo, con la posibilidad de usarlo mediante la tecnologia de gasificacion para producir un gas sintetico limpio (gasl) con caracteristicas energeticas apropiadas para utilizarse como combustible en un ciclo combinado existente en Mexico. En Mexico se han estimado las posibilidades de generacion de energia electrica a partir del uso del coque de petroleo utilizado la tecnologia de gasificacion o usando generadores de vapor de lecho fluidizado, como es el caso de las planta de potencia TEG en Taquin, San Luis Potosi. Tal es el hecho, que actualmente PEMEX refinacion, tiene terminado el proyecto para construir en Tuxpan, Veracruz una refineria procesadora de crudo Maya con un alto contenido de azufre y junto a la termoelectrica de Tuxpan, contemplandose la posibilidad de aplicar el concepto de ciclo combinado con gasificacion integrada (CCGI); con esta infraestructura sera posible consumir el coque generado por las refinerias mexicanas. La generacion electrica esperada es de 500 MW, de los cuales 100 MW seran para consumo propio de la refineria y 400 MW libres para cubrir la demanda de energia electrica de la zona noreste y centro del pais. El coque de petroleo derivado de las refinerias del pais puede ser utilizado para la generacion limpia de electricidad mediante su gasificacion e integracion a una planta de ciclo combinado existente. La ubicacion estrategia del ciclo combinado Tula, el cual se encuentra adyacente a la refineria Miguel Hidalgo presenta la oportunidad de aplicar la tecnologia de gasificacion como una alternativa viable: primeramente, para la utilizacion de coque de petroleo que actualmente se esta produciendo en las refinerias de Mexico o la utilizacion del

  14. Issues concerning the light-duty diesel

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    Clusen, Ruth C.

    1979-09-01

    The current reasons for concern about the diesel engine for light-duty vehicles are explained, and an overview of the major issues impacting upon future diesel-related policy considerations is presented. Light-duty diesels are of immediate concern because proposed environmental legislation could impact upon their market future as early as model year 1981. The environmental issues affecting these vehicles also have implications for other categories of diesels (heavy-duty mobile and stationary application). Part I presents background and overview information on the reasons for the diesel's emergence as a major concern in the regulatory area and Part II summarizes the issues surrounding the diesel in three major areas: protecting health and the environment; fuel conservation; and broad economic and programmaic trade-offs arising from the previous two areas.

  15. Diesel cars in the United States

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    1978-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to develop a better understanding of the causes of the recent increased interest in diesel cars, thereby providing insight into the related behavior of institutions and individuals. This knowledge may improve the formulation of federal policies for diesel, electric, and other more energy-efficient car systems. The study describes developments in the diesel car field over the past few years, and discusses the present status of diesel cars. Historical data were assembled on diesel car sales and on parameters that might have affected the sales. Information is included on the following items related to diesel cars: buyers preferences and why; fuel economy and availability; energy conservation potential; and exhaust emissions, their control and air pollution effects. (LCL)

  16. Pyrolysis oil as diesel fuel

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    Gros, S. [Wartsila Diesel International Ltd., Vaasa (Finland). Diesel Technology

    1996-12-31

    Wood waste pyrolysis oil is an attractive fuel alternative for diesel engine operation. The main benefit is the sustainability of the fuel. No fossil reserves are consumed. The fact that wood waste pyrolysis oil does not contribute to CO{sub 2} emissions is of utmost importance. This means that power plants utilising pyrolysis oil do not cause additional global warming. Equally important is the reduced sulphur emissions that this fuel alternative implies. The sulphur content of pyrolysis oil is extremely low. The high water content and low heating value are also expected to result in very low NO{sub x} emissions. Utilisation of wood waste pyrolysis oil in diesel engines, however, involves a lot of challenges and problems to be solved. The low heating value requires a new injection system with high capacity. The corrosive characteristics of the fluid also underline the need for new injection equipment materials. Wood waste pyrolysis oil contains solid particles which can clog filters and cause abrasive wear. Wood waste pyrolysis oil has proven to have extremely bad ignition properties. The development of a reliable injection system which is able to cope with such a fuel involves a lot of optimisation tests, redesign and innovative solutions. Successful single-cylinder tests have already been performed and they have verified that diesel operation on wood pyrolysis oil is technically possible. (orig.)

  17. Diesel Engine Light Truck Application

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    The Diesel Engine Light Truck Application (DELTA) program consists of two major contracts with the Department of Energy (DOE). The first one under DE-FC05-97-OR22606, starting from 1997, was completed in 2001, and consequently, a final report was submitted to DOE in 2003. The second part of the contract was under DE-FC05-02OR22909, covering the program progress from 2002 to 2007. This report is the final report of the second part of the program under contract DE-FC05-02OR22909. During the course of this contract, the program work scope and objectives were significantly changed. From 2002 to 2004, the DELTA program continued working on light-duty engine development with the 4.0L V6 DELTA engine, following the accomplishments made from the first part of the program under DE-FC05-97-OR22606. The program work scope in 2005-2007 was changed to the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) soot layer characterization and substrate material assessment. This final report will cover two major technical tasks. (1) Continuation of the DELTA engine development to demonstrate production-viable diesel engine technologies and to demonstrate emissions compliance with significant fuel economy advantages, covering progress made from 2002 to 2004. (2) DPF soot layer characterization and substrate material assessment from 2005-2007.

  18. Experimental investigation of the performance and emissions of diesel engines by a novel emulsified diesel fuel

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    Highlights: • A novel bio-fuel, glucose solution emulsified diesel fuel, is evaluated. • Emulsified diesel has comparable brake thermal efficiency. • NOX emissions decrease with emulsified fuel at all loads. • Soot emissions decrease with emulsified fuel except at a few operating points. - Abstract: The subject of this paper was to study the performance and emissions of two typical diesel engines using glucose solution emulsified diesel fuel. Emulsified diesel with a 15% glucose solution by mass fraction was used in diesel engines and compared with pure diesel. For the agricultural diesel engine, performance and emission characteristics were measured under various engine loads. The results showed that the brake thermal efficiencies were improved using emulsified diesel fuel. Emulsified fuel decreased NOx and soot emissions except at a few specific operating conditions. HydroCarbon (HC) and CO emissions were increased. For the automotive diesel engine, performance and emissions were measured using the 13-mode European Stationary Cycle (ESC). It was found that brake thermal efficiencies of emulsified diesel and pure diesel were comparable at 75% and 100% load. Soot emissions decreased significantly while NOx emissions decreased slightly. HC emissions increased while CO emissions decreased at some operating conditions

  19. Gasification integrated to combined cycles; Gasificacion integrada a ciclos combinados

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    Fernandez M, Manuel F; Alcaraz C, Agustin M [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2001-07-01

    de metales. Finalmente, en los nuevos esquemas de refinacion del petroleo se preve utilizar la coquizacion para aprovechar mejor el ondo de barril. El residuo producto de este proceso, conocido como coque de refineria, tiene un bajo valor comercial, un poder calorifico elevado y un alto contenido de azufre y metales. La gasificacion ha sido desarrollada en las ultimas dos decadas, en los paises altamente industrializados, como una alternativa para la generacion eficiente y limpia de electricidad a partir de combustibles sucios, asi como para la obtencion de ciertos combustibles en lugares donde no se tiene acceso al petroleo, pero si al carbon. Esta tecnologia cumple los reglamentos mas estrictos del mundo en lo que a emisiones contaminantes se refiere y es la unica solucion, junto a los lechos fluidizados, para los problemas que presentan algunos combustibles que son dificiles de quemar con tecnologias convencionales, como el carbon mineral, el coque de petroleo e incluso los residuos liquidos de la refinacion. Con base en los anterior, es posible pensar en la integracion de esta tecnologia a una planta de ciclo combinado para la generacion de electricidad o a una refineria generando vapor, energia electrica, hidrogeno y otros insumos a un costo competitivo, de manera tal que se resuelven los problemas de manejo y almacenamiento de los residuos; por otro lado se maximiza el aprovechamiento de los recursos energeticos primarios en el pais.

  20. Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida: Ferramenta do Pensamento Sistêmico

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    Maria Beatriz Maury de Carvalho

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available RESENHA CALDEIRA-PIRES Armando, SOUZA-PAULA Maria Carlota de, VILAS BOAS Roberto C. (orgs. Avaliação do Ciclo de Vida a ISO 14040 na America Latina. Brasília: Abipti, 2005, 337 p. 21,5 cm. Apoio CNPq, CYTED, UnB. ISBN 85-89263-04-5.

  1. Back work ratio of Brayton cycle; La relacion de trabajo de retroceso de un ciclo Brayton

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    Malaver de la Fuente, M. [Universidad Maritima del Caribe (Venezuela)]. E-mail: mmf_umc@hotmail.com

    2010-07-15

    This paper analyzes the existing relation between temperatures, back work ratio and net work of Brayton cycle, a cycle that describes gas turbine engines performance. The application of computational software helps to show the influence of back work ratio or coupling ratio, compressor and turbine inlet temperatures in an ideal thermodynamical cycle. The results lead to deduce that the maximum value reached in back work ratio will depend on the ranges of maximum and minimal temperatures of Brayton cycle. [Spanish] En este articulo se estudia la relacion que existe entre las temperaturas, la relacion de trabajo de retroceso y el trabajo neto en el ciclo Brayton, que es el ciclo ideal que describe el comportamiento de los motores de turbina de gas. La aplicacion de programas computarizados ayuda a mostrar la influencia de la relacion de trabajo de retroceso o relacion de acoplamiento, la temperatura de entrada al compresor y la temperatura de entrada a la turbina en este ciclo termodinamico ideal. Los resultados obtenidos permiten deducir que el valor maximo que alcanza la relacion de trabajo de retroceso dependera de los limites de temperatura maxima y minima impuestos en el ciclo Brayton.

  2. ESTRUCTURA TRIDIMENSIONAL DEL a-CICLOPROPIL- (p-METOXIFENIL-5-PIRIMIDINMETANOL (ANCIMIDOL UTILIZANDO EL MÉTODO DE RESONANCIA MAGNÉTICA NUCLEAR

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    O. Ospina

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available El Ancimidol, α-ciclopropil-(p-metoxifenil-5-pirimidinmetanol, (C15H16N2O2 es un regulador de crecimiento vegetal sintético, que hace parte del grupo de compuestos heterocíclicos que contienen nitrógeno que inhiben la síntesis de las giberelinas. La estructura de esta molécula se determinó por resonancia magnética nuclear, partiendo de una solución en cloroformo deuterado (CDCl3, utilizando un espectrómetro de 500MHz (campo de 11.7Teslas. Se tomaron espectros unidimensionales RMN 1H, RMN 13C, pruebas DEPT 45, 90 y 135 y espectros bidimensionales HMBC y HMQC. En la estructura obtenida para el Ancimidol, se observaron tres ciclos como son la pirimidina, el metoxifenilo y el ciclopropilo, identi-ficados por la asignación de los átomos de hidrógeno y de carbono y por las relaciones de conectividad dadas por los espectros bidimensionales HMBC y HMQC.

  3. The organic composition of diesel particulate matter, diesel fuel and engine oil of a non-road diesel generator.

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    Liang, Fuyan; Lu, Mingming; Keener, Tim C; Liu, Zifei; Khang, Soon-Jai

    2005-10-01

    Diesel-powered equipment is known to emit significant quantities of fine particulate matter to the atmosphere. Numerous organic compounds can be adsorbed onto the surfaces of these inhalable particles, among which polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are considered potential occupational carcinogens. Guidelines have been established by various agencies regarding diesel emissions and various control technologies are under development. The purpose of this study is to identify, quantify and compare the organic compounds in diesel particulate matter (DPM) with the diesel fuel and engine oil used in a non-road diesel generator. Approximately 90 organic compounds were quantified (with molecular weight ranging from 120 to 350), which include alkanes, PAHs, alkylated PAHs, alkylbenzenes and alkanoic acids. The low sulfur diesel fuel contains 61% alkanes and 7.1% of PAHs. The identifiable portion of the engine oil contains mainly the alkanoic and benzoic acids. The composition of DPM suggests that they may be originated from unburned diesel fuel, engine oil evaporation and combustion generated products. Compared with diesel fuel, DPM contains fewer fractions of alkanes and more PAH compounds, with the shift toward higher molecular weight ones. The enrichment of compounds with higher molecular weight in DPM may be combustion related (pyrogenic). PMID:16193170

  4. El ciclo celular y su papel en el desarrollo, crecimiento, restitución y reparación de tejidos. Propuesta de aula para los estudiantes de ciclo tres

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    Peña Cruz, Yeny Yubely

    2013-01-01

    La propuesta de aula: el ciclo celular y su papel en el desarrollo, crecimiento, restitución y reparación de tejidos, es diseñada para estudiantes de ciclo tres, tiene como población de estudio, los estudiantes de grado séptimo de la institución educativa Jesús María Aguirre Charry, La propuesta de aula se inicia con un diagnóstico de los conceptos previos esenciales para la comprensión del ciclo celular; a partir del cual se definen los problemas cognitivos presente en los estudiantes. Duran...

  5. Sincronización de los Ciclos Económicos: el Caso de Colombia, Ecuador y Venezuela

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    Salamanca Lugo Andrés

    2012-11-01

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    En este documento se investiga acerca de la existencia y la identificación de un ciclo 
    económico común entre Colombia, Ecuador y Venezuela. Se busca una evidencia de la
    sincronización de los ciclos económicos de estos países, a través de diferentes medidas 
    no paramétricas, en conformidad con los ciclos y mediante la construcción de un ciclo 
    común de referencia. De acuerdo con esto, se ajusta un modelo de Markov-Switching
    autoregresivo multivariado (MS-VAR que confirma la existencia de dicho ciclo
    Finalmente, la cronología del ciclo común es reconstruida a partir de las probabilidades 
    suavizadas del modelo y es contrastada con el ciclo común de referencia.

  6. REFRIGERAÇÃO UTILIZANDO PASTILHAS DE EFEITO PELTIER

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    Antonio Luiz P. S. Campos

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Pastilhas de Peltier são dispositivos baseados no efeito Peltier e são aplicadas para produzir efeito refrigerador ou aquecedor. Este trabalho aborda conceitos envolvidos na fabricação e funcionamento desses dispositivos tais como: histórico do efeito Peltier e desenvolvimento de placas de efeito Peltier. É feito um estudo de eficiência da refrigeração de água utilizando uma placa de efeito Peltier existente no Campus Natal – Zona Norte. Para isso, é implementada uma estrutura de refrigeração de água e são feitas medições para determinar a eficiência de sistema. Por fim, são apresentadas conclusões sobre o estudo desenvolvido.

  7. Impact of using automotive diesel fuel adulterated with heating diesel on the performance of a stationary diesel engine

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    Kalligeros, S. [Elinoil S.A., Athens (Greece). Research and Development Dept.; Zannikos, F.; Stournas, S.; Lois, E.; Anastopoulos, G. [National Technical University of Athens (Greece). School of Chemical Engineering

    2005-03-01

    Air quality improvement, especially in urban areas, is one of the major concerns. For this reason, car and equipment manufacturers and refiners have been exploring various avenues to comply with the increasingly severe anti-pollution requirements. Adulteration of fuels stands as a roadblock to this improvement. In this paper, fuel consumption, particulate matter and exhaust emission measurements from a single cylinder, stationary Diesel engine are presented. The engine was fuelled with automotive Diesel fuel, which was adulterated with domestic heating Diesel in proportions up to 100%. The four types of adulterated Diesel fuel investigated increased all types of emissions compared to automotive Diesel fuel. The only positive result was a slight decrease of the volumetric fuel consumption in some loads. (author)

  8. Combustion Characteristics of a Diesel Engine Using Propanol Diesel Fuel Blends

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    Muthaiyan, Pugazhvadivu; Gomathinayagam, Sankaranarayanan

    2016-03-01

    The objective of the work is to study the use of propanol diesel blends as alternative fuel in a single cylinder diesel engine. In this work, four different propanol diesel blends containing 10, 15, 20 and 25 % propanol in diesel by volume were used as fuels. Load tests were conducted on the diesel engine and the combustion parameters such as cylinder gas pressure, ignition delay, rate of heat release and rate of pressure rise were investigated. The engine performance and emission characteristics were also studied. The propanol diesel blends showed longer ignition delay, higher rates of heat release and pressure rise. The thermal efficiency of the engine decreased marginally with the use of fuel blends. The propanol diesel blends decreased the CO, NOX and smoke emissions of the engine considerably.

  9. Investigation about the efficiency of the bioaugmentation technique when applied to diesel oil contaminated soils

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    Adriano Pinto Mariano

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available This work investigated the efficiency of the bioaugmentation technique when applied to diesel oil contaminated soils collected at three service stations. Batch biodegradation experiments were carried out in Bartha biometer flasks (250 mL used to measure the microbial CO2 production. Biodegradation efficiency was also measured by quantifying the concentration of hydrocarbons. In addition to the biodegradation experiments, the capability of the studied cultures and the native microorganisms to biodegrade the diesel oil purchased from a local service station, was verified using a technique based on the redox indicator 2,6 -dichlorophenol indophenol (DCPIP. Results obtained with this test showed that the inocula used in the biodegradation experiments were able to degrade the diesel oil and the tests carried out with the native microorganisms indicated that these soils had a microbiota adapted to degrade the hydrocarbons. In general, no gain was obtained with the addition of microorganisms or even negative effects were observed in the biodegradation experiments.Este trabalho investigou a eficiência da técnica do bioaumento quando aplicada a solos contaminados com óleo diesel coletados em três postos de combustíveis. Experimentos de biodegradação foram realizados em frascos de Bartha (250 mL, usados para medir a produção microbiana de CO2. A eficiência de biodegradação também foi quantificada pela concentração de hidrocarbonetos. Conjuntamente aos experimentos de biodegradação, a capacidade das culturas estudadas e dos microrganismos nativos em biodegradar óleo diesel comprado de um posto de combustíveis local, foi verificada utilizando-se a técnica baseada no indicador redox 2,6 - diclorofenol indofenol (DCPIP. Resultados obtidos com esse teste mostraram que os inóculos empregados nos experimentos de biodegradação foram capazes de biodegradar óleo diesel e os testes com os microrganismos nativos indicaram que estes solos

  10. Psicología del ciclo vital: hacia una visión comprehensiva de la vida humana

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    Elisa Dulcey Ruiz; Cecilia Uribe Valdivieso

    2002-01-01

    Se propone que la psicología del ciclo vital es más amplia que la psicología del desarrollo. Coherente con una visión integral del curso del ciclo vital esta psicología enfatiza la irrelevancia de la edad, los cambios permanentes, la multidimensionalidad, y la plasticidad, también como la importancia del contexto y la historia. Se refiere al proceso de envejecimiento, a la adultez, la vejez y la muerte en el marco del ciclo vital; enfatiza posibilidades relacionadas con el enve...

  11. Psicología del ciclo vital: hacia una visión comprehensiva de la vida humana

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    Elisa Dulcey Ruiz; Cecilia Uribe Valdivieso

    2002-01-01

    Se propone que la psicología del ciclo vital es más amplia que la psicología del desarrollo. Coherente con una visión integral del curso del ciclo vital esta psicología enfatiza la irrelevancia de la edad, los cambios permanentes, la multidimensionalidad, y la plasticidad, también como la importancia del contexto y la historia. Se refiere al proceso de envejecimiento, a la adultez, la vejez y la muerte en el marco del ciclo vital; enfatiza posibilidades relacionadas con el envejecimiento exit...

  12. Influencia de las condiciones de curado en el comportamiento del hormigón sometido a ciclos hielo-deshielo

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    Al‐Assadi, Ghaida

    2009-01-01

    El efecto de los ciclos hielo-deshielo es una de las causas principales de la degradación del hormigón en las regiones frías. En Europa Central y Oriental las condiciones climáticas en el invierno son particularmente graves para el hormigón estructural. Los sucesivos ciclos de hielo-deshielo causan tanto el empeoramiento del hormigón externo como el daño interno. En una temporada de invierno habitual en estas zonas, puede haber más de 100 ciclos hielo-deshielo, con el consiguiente deterioro d...

  13. City Diesel raises its profile in Finland

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    As of the beginning of July 1993, Neste Oil's virtually sulphur- free City Diesel will become available throughout southern Finland. Up until now, the fuel has been in trial use only. Thanks to a favourable tax break, City Diesel will cost drivers the same as normal grades

  14. Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel: A Critical Comparison

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    Several types of fuels can be obtained from lipid feedstocks. These include biodiesel and what is termed renewable diesel. While biodiesel retains the ester moiety occurring in triacylglycerols in converted form as mono-alkyl esters, the composition of renewable diesel, hydrocarbons, emulates that ...

  15. Hydrogenation Technology for Producing Clean Diesel Fuel

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    Chen Shuiyin; Xiong Zhenlin; Gao Xiaodong; Nie Hong

    2004-01-01

    With the standard of environmental protection becoming increasingly strict, it is required to remove sulfur and aromatics in diesel deeply. RIPP has developed several new hydrogenation catalysts and flexible processes, by means of which clean diesel fuel with low sulfur and low aromatic contents can be produced. From SRGO (Straight Run Gas Oil), which has an aromatic content of less than 30m%, a low sulfur and low aromatic diesel fuel or ultra-low sulfur diesel can be obtained by adopting a new process operating on highly active RN-series catalysts. From a feed with higher aromatic content (A=30~80m%),such as FCC-LCO, a low sulfur and low aromatic diesel fuel can be obtained by the SSHT, MHUG and DDA processes.

  16. Predicting emergency diesel starting performance

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    The US Department of Energy effort to extend the operational lives of commercial nuclear power plants has examined methods for predicting the performance of specific equipment. This effort focuses on performance prediction as a means for reducing equipment surveillance, maintenance, and outages. Realizing these goals will result in nuclear plants that are more reliable, have lower maintenance costs, and have longer lives. This paper describes a monitoring system that has been developed to predict starting performance in emergency diesels. A prototype system has been built and tested on an engine at Sandia National Laboratories. 2 refs

  17. Computational simulation of a diesel generator consuming vegetable oil "in nature" and air enriched with hydrogen

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    Ricardo Augusto Seawright-de Campos

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Simulamos un generador diesel para operar con aceite de palma e hidrógeno como combustibles. El objetivo era investigar cómo la adición de hidrógeno puede acelerar el final de la combustión de aceite vegetal, y en consecuencia mejorar la eficiencia eléctrica del generador, para la misma tasa de flujo de masa de combustible. Las simulaciones fueron realizadas utilizando el software AVL BOOST y validadas con datos experimentales. El generador fue simulado para operar con 75%, 80% y 100% de la carga utilizando aceite de palma natural, y el hidrógeno comenzó a ser inyectado en el colector de admisión en porciones de 5% a 20% que substituían el combustible principal. Las simulaciones mostraron aumento de la potencia eléctrica, reducción en el consumo específico de combustible y mejora de la eficiencia global de la operación del conjunto generador a una carga de 100%. Resultados satisfactorios de funcionamiento se obtuvieron con carga del 75%.

  18. Combustion characteristics of a direct-injection diesel engine fueled with Fischer-Tropsch diesel

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    HUANG Yongcheng; ZHOU Longbao; PAN Keyu

    2007-01-01

    Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) diesel fuel is characterized by a high cetane number, a near-zero sulphur content and a very low aromatic level. On the basis of the recorded incylinder pressures and injector needle lifts, the combustion characteristics of an unmodified single-cylinder directinjection diesel engine operating on F-T diesel fuel are analyzed and compared with those of conventional diesel fuel operation. The results show that F-T diesel fuel exhibits a slightly longer injection delay and injection duration, an average of 18.7% shorter ignition delay, and a comparable total combustion duration when compared to those of conventional diesel fuel. Meanwhile, F-T diesel fuel displays an average of 26.8% lower peak value of premixed burning rate and a higher peak value of diffusive burning rate. In addition, the F-T diesel engine has a slightly lower peak combustion pressure, a far lower rate of pressure rise, and a lower mechanical load and combustion noise than the conventional diesel engine. The brake specific fuel consumption is lower and the effective thermal efficiency is higher for F-T diesel fuel operation.

  19. 30 CFR 72.520 - Diesel equipment inventory.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Diesel equipment inventory. 72.520 Section 72... Mines § 72.520 Diesel equipment inventory. (a) The operator of each mine that utilizes diesel equipment underground, shall prepare and submit in writing to the District Manager, an inventory of diesel...

  20. Series 190 Diesel Engines Used in China's Oil Drilling

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    Liu Qimin

    1996-01-01

    @@ Jinan Diesel Engine Works, located in Jinan,Shandong Province, was established more than 70 years ago. Now it produces series 190 diesel engines and diesel generating sets. Over 95 percent of land drilling power engines used in China are from Jinan Diesel Engine Works.

  1. Ciclo vital da família e envelhecimento: contextos e desafios

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    Maria Henriqueta de Jesus Silva Figueiredo

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Os focos dos cuidados de enfermagem têm vindo a apresentar configurações diferentes face às mudanças sociais que exigem novas necessidades de saúde. O ciclo vital da família caracteriza-se por padrões de regularidade funcional, associados às funções, estrutura e processos interacionais. Nesta perspectiva a compreensão destes padrões na última etapa do ciclo vital, que se caracteriza pela adaptação ao envelhecimento, permitirá interacções mais ajustadas à promoção da saúde familiar.

  2. Família e ciclo vital: a fase de aquisição

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    Juliana Peterle Ronchi; Luziane Zacché Avellar

    2011-01-01

    Esta pesquisa objetivou descrever as características da fase deaquisição, primeira fase do ciclo vital familiar, marcada pela uniãodo casal e a convivência com os filhos pequenos. O estudo foirealizado com 50 famílias de classe média, na fase de aquisição dociclo vital da família, da cidade de Vitória-ES. Os participantesresponderam ao questionário baseado na pesquisa Ciclo vital dafamília paulista, que se mostrou adequado para compreender adinâmica e os valores das famílias da cidade de Vitó...

  3. Caracterización de genes rsf implicados en el control del ciclo celular en levadura

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    Queralt Badía, Ethelvina

    2003-01-01

    En S. cerevisiae, al igual que en células de mamífero, el principal control durante el ciclo celular está situado al final de la fase G1, en un punto llamado START (Cross 1995). En START se coordina el crecimiento con la división celular la célula solo entrará en un nuevo ciclo celular si ha alcanzado un tamaño crítico y las condiciones medioambientales son apropiadas. Un proceso clave en START es la activación de un programa de transcripción específico de la fase G1 tardía. Dos factores de t...

  4. Estudio termoeconómico de diferentes configuraciones de ciclo combinado integrado con una planta solar

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    María Dolores Durán García

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el análisis termoeconómico de una planta de ciclo combinado integrada con una planta solar de canal parabólico, considerada como una sección de la caldera de recuperación de calor, con el objetivo de conseguir un diseño óptimo al determinar los parámetros de diseño optimizados para ambos sistemas. Se aplica una metodología empleada en trabajos previos para la optimización de ciclos combinados, pero ahora con una planta solar. Como resultado, a partir de un análisis de sensibilidad, se obtiene el desempeño de varias configuraciones bajo diferentes condiciones de radiación solar.

  5. Propuesta de Ciclo de vida de los proyectos de Desarrollo Empresarial

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    Antonio M. Navarro López

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Todo proyecto se divide en distintas fases, habitualmente secuenciales, que permiten un control sobre la evolución del proyecto y habilitan su gestión. El conjunto de fases de un proyecto se denomina "ciclo de vida"; de un proyecto, se expone una serie de puntos de vista de diferentes autores sobre el ciclo de vida de los proyectos, incluyendo la caracterización que el autor propone para los proyectos de Desarrollo Empresarial que aplican el Perfeccionamiento Empresarial y que gestionan la Innovación por Proyectos de Desarrollo. Definiéndose algunos de los Beneficios de la Gestión de proyectos.

  6. Combustion and emissions of the diesel engine using bio-diesel fuel

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    2008-01-01

    The combustion and heat release of engines using diesel fuel and bio-diesel fuel have been investigated.The results illustrate that the combustion happens in advance and the ignition delay period is shortened.The initial heat release peak declines a little,the corresponding crankshaft angle changes in advance,and the combustion duration is prolonged.The economic performance and emission features of diesel engines using diesel fuel and bio-diesel fuel are compared.The results also show that the specific fuel consumption of bio-diesel increases by about 12% .The emissions,such as CO,HC,and particulate matter decrease remarkably whereas NOx increases a little.

  7. Poly-Acrylic Acid Derivatives as Diesel Flow Improver for Paraffin-Based Daqing Diesel

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    Cuiyu Jiang; Ming Xu; Xiaoli Xi; Panlun Qi; Hongyan Shang

    2006-01-01

    Since the diesel products from paraffin-based Daqing crude oil showed low sensitivity to certain commercial diesel pour point depressant (PPDs) that resulted from the high content of paraffin, certain poly-acrylic acid derivatives (PADE) with-COOR,-COOH,-CONHR, and -COO-NH3+R groups by molecular design on the mechanics of diesel; PPDs were synthesized and evaluated as cold flow improver for Daqing 0# diesel in this paper. The pure PADE was superior to the commercial PPDs and displayed a substantial ability of wax crystals dispersion. There was a synergistic effect among the PADE and T1804 and secondary amine. The synergism clearly improved the low temperature performance of Daqing diesel products and could reduce the cold filter plugging point of 0# diesel by 6-7 ℃.

  8. Effect of Diesel Sulfur on the Regeneration of Catalyst based Diesel Particulate Filters

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    Pruthviraj S Balekai

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Diesel particulate filters are used in diesel engines to clean the particulate matter, which is released into the atmosphere. These particulate filters have a mechanism, which is affected by diesel sulfur level. My study refers to the effect with which the sulfur in diesel affects the regeneration rate of the diesel particulate filters. Two filters with different coatings were taken. Diesel Sulfur with different concentrations was tested. It was observed that there was linear relation between sulfur level and balance point temperature. Also, it was observed that this was the cause for not using full-blend biodiesel, as the emission standards could not be met due to high sulfur levels in the biodiesel.

  9. Currículo en el nivel preescolar costarricense: El Ciclo Materno Infantil (CMI

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    Ana Lucía Chaves Álvarez

    2009-12-01

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    Recibido 20 de abril de 2009 • Aprobado 14 de setiembre de 2009 • Corregido 15 de octubre de 2009

     

    Resumen. Este artículo aborda la conceptuación y la descripción del Ciclo Materno Infantil como parte del nivel de preescolar del sistema educativo formal costarricense. Con el propósito de tener una visión más amplia de este Ciclo, se hace un repaso por el concepto de currículo, así como de los elementos que lo conforman, y, luego, se detallan específicamente los aspectos relacionados con el currículo de preescolar costarricense del Ciclo Materno Infantil, tomando como punto de partida el Programa de Estudio que se elaboró para atender este Ciclo en el sistema educativo de Costa Rica.

     

    Abstract. The present article tackles the conceptualization and description of the Infantile Maternal Cycle as p The present article tackles the conceptualization and description of the Infantile Maternal Cycle as part of the preschool level of the Costa Rican educational system. With the intention of having a wider vision of this Cycle, a revision is done for the curriculum concept, as well as, for the elements that shape it, and then there is a detailed description of specific aspects related to the preschool Costa Rican curriculum of the Infantile Maternal Cycle, taking as a starting point the Program of Study that was designed to attend the above Cycle in the Costa Rican educational system.

  10. Emission of particulate matter from ternary blends consisting of biodiesel, ethanol and vegetable oil: a comparison with conventional dieselEmissão de material particulado por misturas ternárias compostas de biodiesel, etanol e óleo vegetal: uma comparação com o óleo diesel convencional

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    Murilo Daniel de Melo Innocentini

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to quantify the particulate matter emission from ternary blends comprehending biodiesel, ethanol and vegetable oil in a Diesel cycle engine, and an identical engine working with petrol diesel as control. To compare the fuels’ emissions, the particulate matter from the engine’s exhaust was collected, using a fiberglass circular filter paper, which was coupled by means of a steel flange at the end of the exhaust pipe. The results with ternary blends showed expressive reduction of particulate matter level exhausted by the engine, in its maximum load. We can conclude that the utilization of ternary blends, with the methods and conditions of this experiment, was efficient to reduce the emission of particulate matter contained in the exhaust gases of Diesel cycle engine.O objetivo deste trabalho foi quantificar a emissão de material particulado de misturas ternárias compostas de biodiesel, etanol e óleo vegetal em um motor de ciclo Diesel, tendo como testemunha um motor idêntico funcionando com óleo diesel de petróleo. Para a comparação da emissão dos dois combustíveis, foi realizada a coleta de material particulado proveniente dos escapamentos dos motores com um filtro circular confeccionado de fibra de vidro, que foi acoplado com um flange de aço, no final da tubulação de escape. Os resultados obtidos com a utilização das misturas ternárias de biocombustíveis indicaram uma redução expressiva no nível de material particulado emitido pelo motor em sua carga máxima. Pode-se concluir que a utilização das misturas ternárias, nas condições e métodos de realização do experimento, foi eficiente na redução de emissão de material particulado presente nos gases de exaustão do motor de ciclo Diesel.

  11. Impact of fuels on diesel exhaust emissions

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    This report presents an investigation of the emissions from eight diesel fuels with different sulphur and aromatic content. A bus and a truck were used in the investigation. Chemical analysis and biological testing have been performed. The aim of this project was to find a 'good' diesel fuel which can be used in urban areas. Seven of the fuels were meant to be such fuels. It has been confirmed in this study that there exists a quantifiable relationship between the variables of the diesel fuel blends and the variables of the chemical emissions and their biological effects. 119 figs., 12 tabs., approx. 100 refs

  12. EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF A DIESEL ENGINE WITH BLENDS OF DIESEL-PLASTIC PYROLYSIS OIL

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    Mr. Rajesh Guntur,; Dr. M.L.S. Deva Kumar,; Dr.K.Vijaya Kumar Reddy

    2011-01-01

    Environmental degradation and depletion of oil reserves are matters of great concern around the globe. Developing countries like India depend heavily on crude oil import of about 125 Mt per annum (7:1diesel/gasoline). Diesel being the main transportation fuel in India, finding a suitable fuel alternative to diesel is an urgent need. In this context, pyrolysis of waste plastic solid is currently receiving renewed interest. Waste plastic pyrolysis oil is suitable for compression ignition engine...

  13. Combustion and emission characteristics of a diesel engine fuelled with jatropha and diesel oil blends

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    Elango Thangavelu; Senthilkumar Thamilkolundhu

    2011-01-01

    The depletion of oil resources as well as the stringent environmental regulations has led to the development of alternate energy sources. In this work the combustion, performance and emission characteristics of a single cylinder diesel engine when fuelled with blends of jatropha and diesel oil are evaluated. Experiments were conducted with different blends of jatropha oil and diesel at various loads. The peak pressures of all the blends at full load are slightly lower than the base dies...

  14. Diesel biodegradation capacities of indigenous bacterial species isolated from diesel contaminated soil

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    Palanisamy, Nandhini; Ramya, Jayaprakash; Kumar, Srilakshman; Vasanthi, NS; Chandran, Preethy; Khan, Sudheer

    2014-01-01

    Petroleum based products are the major source of energy for industries and daily life. Leaks and accidental spills occur regularly during the exploration, production, refining, transport, and storage of petroleum and petroleum products. In the present study we isolated the bacteria from diesel contaminated soil and screened them for diesel biodegradation capacity. One monoculture isolate identified by 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis to be Acinetobacter baumannii was further studied for diesel...

  15. [Emission characteristics of a diesel car fueled with coal based Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) diesel and fossil diesel blends].

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    Hu, Zhi-Yuan; Cheng, Liang; Tan, Pi-Qiang; Lou, Di-Ming

    2012-11-01

    According to the first type test cycle of China national standard GB 18352.3-2005, the CO, NO(x), HC, PM and CO2 emission characteristics of a PASSAT diesel car fueled with Shanghai local IV diesel, coal based Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) diesel, and the blends of coal based F-T diesel and Shanghai local IV diesel up to 10% and 50% by volume were analyzed respectively. And the environmental impacts such as decreased air quality, health impact, photochemical ozone, global warming, and acidification that could be caused by CO, NO(x), HC, PM and CO2 emission of the diesel car were also assessed. The results showed that under GB 18352.3-2005 No. 1 test driving cycle, which consisted of four urban driving cycles and one extra urban driving cycle, the CO, HC, PM and CO2 emissions were released mainly in the urban driving cycles whereas the NO(x) emissions occurred mainly in the extra urban driving cycle. Compared with Shanghai local IV diesel, all of the CO, NO(x), HC, PM and CO2 emissions of the diesel car decreased to different extents when fueled with coal based F-T diesel blends. Moreover, the aerosol generation potential, global warming potential and acidification potential of F-T diesel fueled diesel car were also reduced. To sum up, coal based F-T diesel would be one of the alternative fuels to diesel in China. PMID:23323400

  16. EFFECTS OF ETHANOL BLENDED DIESEL FUEL ON EXHAUST EMISSIONS FROM A DIESEL ENGINE

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    Özer CAN

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Diesel engine emissions can be improved by adding organic oxygenated compounds to the No. 2 diesel fuel. In this study, effects of 10 % and 15 % (in volume ethanol addition to Diesel No. 2 on exhaust emissions from an indirect injection turbocharged diesel engine running at different engine speeds and loads were investigated. Experimental results showed that the ethanol addition reduced CO, soot and SO2 emissions, although it caused some increase in NOx emission and some power reductions due to lower heating value of ethanol. Improvements on emissions were more significant at full load rather than at partial loads.

  17. Emission testing of jatropha and pongamia mixed bio diesel fuel in a diesel engine

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    The present investigation is based on the emission characteristics of mixed bio diesel fuel in a four stroke single cylinder compression ignition engine at constant speed. Refined oils of jatropha and pongamia are converted into bio diesel by acid catalyzed esterification and base catalyzed transesterification reactions. The jatropha and pongamia bio diesel were mixed in equal proportions with conventional mineral diesel fuel. Four samples of fuel were tested namely, diesel fuel, B10, B20 and B40. The emission analysis showed B20 mixed bio diesel fuel blend having better results as compared to other samples. There is 60% and 35% lower emission of carbon monoxide and in sulphur dioxide observed while consuming B20 blended fuel respectively. The test result showed NOx emissions were 10% higher from bio diesel fuel, as compared to conventional diesel fuel. However, these emissions may be reduced by EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) technology. Present research also revealed that that B20 mixed bio diesel fuel can be used, without any modification in a CI engine. (author)

  18. Investigation of the DI Diesel Engine Performance using Ethanol-Diesel Fuel Blends

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    Suntikunaporn Malee; Echaroj Snunkhaem; Asavatesanupap Channarong

    2016-01-01

    Ethanol-diesel blend is a promising candidate as a fuel for direct injection (DI) diesel engine. In this research, solubility of different compositions of ethanol-diesel blends from 2 to 15% (v/v) ethanol were tested for 20 days. Significant increases in solubility of the blends were observed after addition of 1% (v/v) n-butanol. The Kubota’s RT140 diesel engine was operated using E7B1D92 blend at several engine speeds (1,000 to 1,600 rpm). The obtained results demonstrated that, when using E...

  19. Influence of FAME addition to diesel fuel on exhaust fumes opacity of diesel engine

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    G. Zając

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available The work presents the results of research on the influence of the addition of rapeseed oil fatty acid methyl esters (FAME to diesel oil, in the quantity of 1-5% by volume, on exhaust fumes opacity of a diesel engine powered by such fuel. The research employed rapeseed oil FAME the additive. The results obtained proved that the use of FAME and methyl esters as an additive to diesel fuel (DF in the quantity of 5% causes a reduction of exhaust fumes opacity of diesel engine.

  20. Thermogravimetric analysis of diesel particulate matter

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    Lapuerta, M.; Ballesteros, R.; Rodríguez-Fernández, J.

    2007-03-01

    The regulated level of diesel particulate mass for 2008 light-duty diesel on-road engines will be 0.005 g km-1 in Europe. Measurements by weighing and analysis of this low level of particulate mass based on chemical extraction are costly, time consuming and hazardous because of the use of organic solvents, potentially carcinogenic. An alternative to this analysis is proposed here: a thermal mass analyser that measures the volatile fraction (VOF) as well as the soot fraction of the particulate matter (PM) collected on a cleaned fibre glass filter. This paper evaluates this new thermal mass measurement (TGA) as a possible alternative to the conventional chemical extraction method, and presents the results obtained with both methods when testing a diesel engine fuelled with a reference diesel fuel (REF), a pure biodiesel fuel (B100) and two blends with 30% and 70% v/v biodiesel (B30 and B70, respectively).

  1. Desulfurization of oxidized diesel using ionic liquids

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    Wilfred, Cecilia D.; Salleh, M. Zulhaziman M.; Mutalib, M. I. Abdul

    2014-10-01

    The extraction of oxidized sulfur compounds from diesel were carried out using ten types of ionic liquids consisting of different cation and anion i.e. 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazoium thiocyanate, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazoium dicyanamide, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium trifluoromethanesulfonate, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazoliumhexafluorophosphate, 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium trifluoromethanesulfonate, trioctylmethylammonium chloride, 1-propionitrile-3-butylimidazolium thiocyanate, 1-propionitrile-3-butylimidazolium dicyanamide and 1-butyl-6-methylquinolinium dicyanamide. The oxidation of diesel was successfully done using phosphotungstic acid as the catalyst, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as the oxidant and trioctylmethylammonium chloride as the phase transfer agent. The oxidation of diesel changes the sulfur compounds into sulfone which increases its polarity and enhances the ionic liquid's extraction performance. Result showed that ionic liquid [C4mquin][N(CN)2] performed the highest sulfur removal (91% at 1:5 diesel:IL ratio) compared to the others.

  2. Diesel engines: environmental impact and control.

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    Lloyd, A C; Cackette, T A

    2001-06-01

    The diesel engine is the most efficient prime mover commonly available today. Diesel engines move a large portion of the world's goods, power much of the world's equipment, and generate electricity more economically than any other device in their size range. But the diesel is one of the largest contributors to environmental pollution problems worldwide, and will remain so, with large increases expected in vehicle population and vehicle miles traveled (VMT) causing ever-increasing global emissions. Diesel emissions contribute to the development of cancer; cardiovascular and respiratory health effects; pollution of air, water, and soil; soiling; reductions in visibility; and global climate change. Where instituted, control programs have been effective in reducing diesel fleet emissions. Fuel changes, such as reduced sulfur and aromatics content, have resulted in immediate improvements across the entire diesel on- and off-road fleet, and promise more improvements with future control. In the United States, for example, 49-state (non-California) off-road diesel fuel sulfur content is 10 times higher than that of national on-road diesel fuel. Significantly reducing this sulfur content would reduce secondary particulate matter (PM) formation and allow the use of control technologies that have proven effective in the on-road arena. The use of essentially zero-sulfur fuels, such as natural gas, in heavy-duty applications is also expected to continue. Technology changes, such as engine modifications, exhaust gas recirculation, and catalytic aftertreatment, take longer to fully implement, due to slow fleet turnover. However, they eventually result in significant emission reductions and will be continued on an ever-widening basis in the United States and worldwide. New technologies, such as hybrids and fuel cells, show significant promise in reducing emissions from sources currently dominated by diesel use. Lastly, the turnover of trucks and especially off-road equipment is

  3. Analysis of noise emitted from diesel engines

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    Narayan, S.

    2015-12-01

    In this work combustion noise produced in diesel engines has been investigated. In order to reduce the exhaust emissions various injection parameters need to be studied and optimized. The noise has been investigated by mean of data obtained from cylinder pressure measurements using piezo electric transducers and microphones on a dual cylinder diesel engine test rig. The engine was run under various operating conditions varying various injection parameters to investigate the effects of noise emissions under various testing conditions.

  4. Experimental study on particulate and NOx emissions of a diesel engine fueled with ultra low sulfur diesel, RME-diesel blends and PME-diesel blends.

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    Zhu, Lei; Zhang, Wugao; Liu, Wei; Huang, Zhen

    2010-02-01

    Ultra low sulfur diesel and two different kinds of biodiesel fuels blended with baseline diesel fuel in 5% and 20% v/v were tested in a Cummins 4BTA direct injection diesel engine, with a turbocharger and an intercooler. Experiments were conducted under five engine loads at two steady speeds (1500 rpm and 2500 rpm). The study aims at investigating the engine performance, NO(x) emission, smoke opacity, PM composition, PM size distribution and comparing the impacts of low sulfur content of biodiesel with ULSD on the particulate emission. The results indicate that, compared to base diesel fuel, the increase of biodiesel in blends could cause certain increase in both brake specific fuel consumption and brake thermal efficiency. Compared with baseline diesel fuel, the biodiesel blends bring about more NO(x) emissions. With the proportion of biodiesel increase in blends, the smoke opacity decreases, while total particle number concentration increases. Meanwhile the ULSD gives lower NO(x) emissions, smoke opacity and total number concentration than those of baseline diesel fuel. In addition, the percentages of SOF and sulfate in particulates increase with biodiesel in blends, while the dry soot friction decreases obviously. Compared with baseline diesel fuel, the biodiesel blends increase the total nucleation number concentration, while ULSD reduces the total nucleation number concentration effectively, although they all have lower sulfur content. It means that, for ULSD, the lower sulfur content is the dominant factor for suppressing nucleation particles formation, while for biodiesel blends, lower volatile, lower aromatic content and higher oxygen content of biodiesel are key factors for improving the nucleation particles formation. The results demonstrate that the higher NO(x) emission and total nucleation number concentration are considered as the big obstacles of the application of biodiesel in diesel engine. PMID:19913283

  5. Diesel fuel in the United States

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    In the 1970's, Diesel technology had a poor image in the United States owing to the inadequate performance and reliability observed in certain models. The 1990's brought increased awareness of greenhouse effect issues. Greater Diesel penetration of the American automobile market could represent a short-term solution for reducing CO2 emissions, along with the use of hybrid vehicles, but the impact on American refining plant would be substantial. (author)

  6. Dimethyl Ether in Diesel Fuel Injection Systems

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    Sorenson, Spencer C.; Glensvig, M.; Abata, D. L.

    1998-01-01

    A study of the behaviour of DME in diesel injection systems. A discussion of the effects of compressibility of DME on compression work and wave propagation.DME spray shapes and penetration rates......A study of the behaviour of DME in diesel injection systems. A discussion of the effects of compressibility of DME on compression work and wave propagation.DME spray shapes and penetration rates...

  7. Investigation and Modelling of Diesel Hydrotreating Reactions

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    Boesen, Rasmus Risum; von Solms, Nicolas; Michelsen, Michael Locht; Knudsen, Kim

    2011-01-01

    This project consists of a series of studies, that are related to hydrotreating of diesel. Hy- drotreating is an important refinery process, in which the oil stream is upgraded to meet the required environmental specifications and physical properties. Although hydrotreating is a ma- ture technology it has received increased attention within the last decade due to tightened legislations regarding the sulfur content, e.g. the demand for Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) with a maximum sulfur conte...

  8. La teoria del ciclo vitale del risparmio di Modigliani cinquant’anni dopo

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    Mauro Baranzini

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available In the early 50s Franco Modigliani and Richard Brumberg and Albert Ando, ​​formulated the life-cycle theory of consumption and saving, which has been a huge success and undisputed for at least three decades. However, since the early 80s the life-cycle theory has been criticized in an increasingly tight for at least four reasons. The first is the existence of a significant intergenerational transmission of wealth, due to factors exogenous to the model of the life cycle. The second reason is the increasing evidence that the rich continue to save a greater extent than the less fortunate, as, in fact, Keynes argued. The third reason is that there is increasing evidence, at least in Western Europe and Japan, young families, during twenty and thirty years of age, save a positive and growing share of their income, which arises in decided contrast to the original version of the life-cycle theory. Finally, a number of empirical studies have found that retirees dismiss a high proportion of their income. This requires a serious rethinking of the approach of the life-cycle theory, which affects both the economic analysis and economic policy. Nei primi anni ’50 Franco Modigliani, insieme a Richard Brumberg e ad Albert Ando, formulò la teoria del ciclo vitale del consumo e del risparmio, che ha riscosso un enorme e indiscusso successo per almeno tre decenni. Tuttavia, a partire dai primi anni ’80 la teoria del ciclo vitale è stata criticata in modo sempre più serrato, per almeno quattro ragioni. La prima consiste nell’esistenza di una significativa trasmissione intergenerazionale della ricchezza, da ricondurre a cause esogene al modello del ciclo vitale. La seconda ragione è rappresentata dalla crescente evidenza che i ricchi continuano a risparmiare in misura maggiore rispetto ai meno fortunati, come, in effetti, Keynes sosteneva. Il terzo motivo è che vi sono prove sempre più evidenti, almeno nell’Europa occidentale e in Giappone

  9. Effects of MTBE blended diesel fuel on diesel combustion and emissions; MTBE kongo keiyu ga diesel nensho haiki ni oyobosu eikyo

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    Shundo, S.; Yokota, H.; Kakegawa, T. [Hino Motors, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-10-01

    The effects of MTBE (Methyl-t-butyl ether) blended diesel fuel on diesel combustion and emissions were studied. In conventional diesel combustion, the testing mode was carried out in conformity with the Japanese 13 mode. Furthermore, this fuel was applied to a new combustion system (Homogeneous Charge Intelligent Multiple Injection). MTBE blended diesel fuel is more effective in the case of new combustion system and very low NOx, PM capability is suggested. 6 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs.

  10. Performance and emission characteristics of double biodiesel blends with diesel

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    Kuthalingam Arun Balasubramanian

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Recent research on biodiesel focused on performance of single biodiesel and its blends with diesel. The present work aims to investigate the possibilities of the application of mixtures of two biodiesel and its blends with diesel as a fuel for diesel engines. The combinations of Pongamia pinnata biodiesel, Mustard oil biodiesel along with diesel (PMD and combinations of Cotton seed biodiesel, Pongamia pinnata biodiesel along with diesel (CPD are taken for the experimental analysis. Experiments are conducted using a single cylinder direct-injection diesel engine with different loads at rated 3000 rpm. The engine characteristics of the two sets of double biodiesel blends are compared. For the maximum load, the value of Specific Fuel consumption and thermal efficiency of CPD-1 blend (10:10:80 is close to the diesel values. CPD blends give better engine characteristics than PMD blends. The blends of CPD are suitable alternative fuel for diesel in stationary/agricultural diesel engines.

  11. Diesel Consumption of Agriculture in China

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    Shusen Gui

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available As agricultural mechanization accelerates the development of agriculture in China, to control the growth of the resulting energy consumption of mechanized agriculture without negatively affecting economic development has become a major challenge. A systematic analysis of the factors (total power, unit diesel consumption, etc. influencing diesel consumption using the SECA model, combined with simulations on agricultural diesel flows in China between 1996 and 2010 is performed in this work. Seven agricultural subsectors, fifteen categories of agricultural machinery and five farm operations are considered. The results show that farming and transportation are the two largest diesel consumers, accounting for 86.23% of the total diesel consumption in agriculture in 2010. Technological progress has led to a decrease in the unit diesel consumption and an increase in the unit productivity of all machinery, and there is still much potential for future progress. Additionally, the annual average working hours have decreased rapidly for most agricultural machinery, thereby influencing the development of mechanized agriculture.

  12. Characterization of Water in Diesel Emulsion

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    Abdul Karim Z. A.

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Water in diesel emulsion, as an option fuel, has potential to simultaneously reduce the formation of both nitrogen oxides and particulate matters in diesel engine. However, the capability of this fuel strongly dependent on the type of emulsion, stability of the emulsified fuel and the physio-chemical properties. In this study, water in diesel emulsion fuels of 5%, 10%, 20%, water by volume was prepared by a mechanical homogenizer. Physical and chemical properties of the emulsion were examined as these properties could influence the spray characteristics of the emulsions which significantly affect the ignition delay and flame propagation. Density and viscosity was found to be higher for all of the water in diesel emulsion than pure diesel at all measured temperatures whereas the carbon contents for water in diesel emulsion with 10% and 20% water were low. Droplet size of the emulsion was found to be less than 2μm. The actual water content in the emulsified fuel was found to be lesser than the mixed amount.

  13. Clean Diesel Engine Component Improvement Program Diesel Truck Thermoelectric Generator

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    Elsner, N. B. [Hi-Z Technology, Inc., San Diego, CA (United States); Bass, J. C. [Hi-Z Technology, Inc., San Diego, CA (United States); Ghamaty, S. [Hi-Z Technology, Inc., San Diego, CA (United States); Krommenhoek, D. [Hi-Z Technology, Inc., San Diego, CA (United States); Kushch, A. [Hi-Z Technology, Inc., San Diego, CA (United States); Snowden, D. [Hi-Z Technology, Inc., San Diego, CA (United States); Marchetti, S. [Hi-Z Technology, Inc., San Diego, CA (United States)

    2005-03-16

    Hi-Z Technology, Inc. (Hi-Z) is currently developing four different auxiliary generator designs that are used to convert a portion (5 to 20%) of the waste heat from vehicle engines exhaust directly to electricity. The four designs range from 200 Watts to 10 kW. The furthest along is the 1 kW Diesel Truck Thermoelectric Generator (DTTEG) for heavy duty Class 8 Diesel trucks, which, under this program, has been subjected to 543,000 equivalent miles of bouncing and jarring on PACCAR's test track. Test experience on an earlier version of the DTTEG on the same track showed the need for design modifications incorporated in DTTEG Mod 2, such as a heavy duty shock mounting system and reinforcement of the electrical leads mounting system, the thermocouple mounting system and the thermoelectric module restraints. The conclusion of the 543,000 mile test also pointed the way for an upgrading to heavy duty hose or flex connections for the internal coolant connections for the TEG, and consideration of a separate lower temperature cooling loop with its own radiator. Fuel savings of up to $750 per year and a three to five year payback are believed to be possible with the 5 % efficiency modules. The economics are expected to improve considerably to approach a two year payback when the 5 kW to 10 kW generators make it to the market in a few years with a higher efficiency (20%) thermoelectric module system called Quantum Wells, which are currently under development by Hi-Z. Ultimately, as automation takes over to reduce material and labor costs in the high volume production of QW modules, a one year payback for the 5 kW to10 kW generator appears possible. This was one of the stated goals at the beginning of the project. At some future point in time, with the DTTEG becoming standard equipment on all trucks and automobiles, fuel savings from the 25% conversion of exhaust heat to useable electricity nationwide equates to a 10% reduction in the 12 to 15 million barrels per day of

  14. Control of a deareador level of a thermoelectric power station using modern control techniques; Control de nivel de un deareador de una central termoelectrica utilizando tecnicas de control moderno

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    Chavez Estrada, Jose Israel

    1997-01-01

    The present work shows the implementation of the scheme of predictive control IMC (Internal Model Control) in order to control the level of the deareador of a combined cycle thermoelectric power station of (C.C.T.S.). The implementation has the purpose of looking for alternative strategies of control to the classic ones (PID`s) that more efficiently control the variables of interest, in addition to getting into the new control techniques of control. Following the philosophy of predictive control IMC the form to applying this technique is shown, as well as the implementation of this type of controllers. A comparison of predictive control IMC is made with the scheme of conventional control (three control elements PID`s ) used at present to control the level of the deareador in the Combined Cycle Thermoelectric Power stations of Dos Bocas, Veracruz, Mexico and of Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico. [Espanol] El presente trabajo muestra la implementacion del esquema de control predictivo IMC (Control con Modelo Interno) con el objeto de controlar el nivel del deareador de una Central Termoelectrica de Ciclo Combinado (C.T.C.C.). La implementacion tiene la finalidad de buscar estrategias de control alternas a las clasicas (PID`s) que controlen mas eficientemente la variable de interes, ademas de incursionar en las nuevas tecnicas de control. Siguiendo la filosofia del control predictivo IMC se muestra la forma de aplicar esta tecnica, asi como la implementacion de este tipo de controladores. Se hace una comparacion del control predictivo IMC con el esquema de control convencional (control de tres elementos PID`s) utilizando actualmente para controlar el nivel del deareador en las centrales termoelectricas de ciclo combinado de Dos Bocas, Veracruz y de Gomez Palacio, Durango en Mexico.

  15. Influence of using emulsified diesel fuel on the performance and pollutants emitted from diesel engine

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    Highlights: • Emulsified diesel fuels with water content of range 0–30% by volume were prepared. • Effect emulsified diesel fuel on diesel engine performance and pollutant emissions. • Using emulsified fuel improves the diesel engine performance and reduces emissions. - Abstract: This manuscript investigates the effect of emulsified diesel fuel on the engine performance and on the main pollutant emissions for a water-cooled, four stroke, four cylinders, and direct injection diesel engine. Emulsified diesel fuels with water content of range 0–30% by volume were used. The experiments were conducted in the speed range from 1000 to 3000 rpm. It was found that, in general, the using emulsified fuel improves the engine performance and reduces emissions. While the brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC) has a minimum value at 5% water content and 2000 rpm. The torque (T), the break mean effective pressure (BMEP) and thermal efficiency (ηth) are found to have maximum values under these conditions. The emission CO2 was found to increase with engine speed and to decrease with water content. NOx produced from emulsified fuel is significantly less than that produced from pure diesel under the same conditions. And as the percentage of water content in the emulsion increases, the emitted amount of oxygen also increases

  16. AUTOMOTIVE DIESEL MAINTENANCE 1. UNIT I, GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO DIESEL ENGINES.

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    Human Engineering Inst., Cleveland, OH.

    ONE OF A 30-MODULE COURSE DESIGNED TO UPGRADE THE JOB SKILLS AND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE OF DIESEL MAINTENANCE MECHANICS, THIS MATERIAL WAS DEVELOPED BY INDUSTRIAL TRAINING AND SUBJECT-MATTER SPECIALISTS AND TESTED IN INDUSTRIAL TRAINING SITUATIONS. THE PURPOSE OF THIS FIRST UNIT IS TO PROVIDE AN INTRODUCTION TO DIESEL ENGINES BY DEVELOPING AN…

  17. Combustion and emission characteristics of a diesel engine fuelled with jatropha and diesel oil blends

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    Elango Thangavelu

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The depletion of oil resources as well as the stringent environmental regulations has led to the development of alternate energy sources. In this work the combustion, performance and emission characteristics of a single cylinder diesel engine when fuelled with blends of jatropha and diesel oil are evaluated. Experiments were conducted with different blends of jatropha oil and diesel at various loads. The peak pressures of all the blends at full load are slightly lower than the base diesel. There is an increase in the ignition delay with biodiesel because of its high viscosity and density. The results show that the brake thermal efficiency of diesel is higher at all loads followed by blends of jatropha oil and diesel. The maximum brake thermal efficiency and minimum specific fuel consumption were found for blends up to B20. The specific fuel consumption, exhaust gas temperature, smoke opacity and NOx were comparatively higher. However there is an appreciable decrease in HC and CO2 emissions while the decrease in CO emission is marginal. It was observed that the combustion characteristics of the blends of esterified jatropha oil with diesel followed closely with that of the base line diesel.

  18. Atmospheric transformation of diesel emissions.

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    Zielinska, Barbara; Samy, Shar; McDonald, Jacob D; Seagrave, JeanClare

    2010-04-01

    The hypothesis of this study was that exposing diesel exhaust (DE*) to the atmosphere transforms its composition and toxicity. Our specific aims were (1) to characterize the gas- and particle-phase products of atmospheric transformations of DE under the influence of daylight, ozone (O3), hydroxyl (OH) radicals, and nitrate (NO3) radicals; and (2) to explore the biologic activity of DE before and after the transformations took place. The study was executed with the aid of the EUPHORE (European Photoreactor) outdoor simulation chamber facility in Valencia, Spain. EUPHORE is one of the largest and best-equipped facilities of its kind in the world, allowing investigation of atmospheric transformation processes under realistic ambient conditions (with dilutions in the range of 1:300). DE was generated on-site using a modern light-duty diesel engine and a dynamometer system equipped with a continuous emission-gas analyzer. The engine (a turbocharged, intercooled model with common-rail direct injection) was obtained from the Ford Motor Company. A first series of experiments was carried out in January 2005 (the winter 2005 campaign), a second in May 2005 (the summer 2005 campaign), and a third in May and June 2006 (the summer 2006 campaign). The diesel fuel that was used closely matched the one currently in use in most of the United States (containing 47 ppm sulfur and 15% aromatic compounds). Our experiments examined the effects on the composition of DE aged in the dark with added NO3 radicals and of DE aged in daylight with added OH radicals both with and without added volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In order to remove excess nitrogen oxides (NO(x)), a NO(x) denuder was devised and used to conduct experiments in realistic low-NO(x) conditions in both summer campaigns. A scanning mobility particle sizer was used to determine the particle size and the number and volume concentrations of particulate matter (PM) in the DE. O3, NO(x), and reactive nitrogen oxides (NO

  19. Bio-diesel: uncertain future

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    Biodiesel in a renewable source of energy. It is also less polluting in terms of emission of pollutants like CO2, CO, NO and particulate matter than the standard diesel. As it contains no sulfur, it emits no SO2. However its claim for environmental protection is disputed and its high production cost makes it economically unattractive. Present status of biodiesel production and research studies going on to cut the cost and to improve the quality of biodiesel are reviewed. Increasing yield of vegetable oils, using animal fats and frying oil wastes and improving the esterification process used for producing biodiesel from vegetable oils are some of the ways to cut the cost. To improve the quality of biodiesel, attempts are being made to produce biodiesel with a lower glycerin content so that clogging of injection nozzles during combustion is reduced and performance of biodiesel is improved. Biotechnological developments are in the direction of generically modifying oil plants to produce new types of oil to specifications. Controversy in the European Economic Community regarding giving subsidies to biofuel and exemption from fossil fuel taxes is described. (M.G.B.)

  20. The comparison of engine performance and exhaust emission characteristics of sesame oil-diesel fuel mixture with diesel fuel in a direct injection diesel engine

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    Altun, Sehmus [Technical Education Faculty, Automotive Division, Batman University, Batman (Turkey); Bulut, Huesamettin [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Osmanbey Campus, Harran University, 63100 Sanliurfa (Turkey); Oener, Cengiz [Technical Education Faculty, Automotive Division, Firat University, Elazig (Turkey)

    2008-08-15

    The use of vegetable oils as a fuel in diesel engines causes some problems due to their high viscosity compared with conventional diesel fuel. Various techniques and methods are used to solve the problems resulting from high viscosity. One of these techniques is fuel blending. In this study, a blend of 50% sesame oil and 50% diesel fuel was used as an alternative fuel in a direct injection diesel engine. Engine performance and exhaust emissions were investigated and compared with the ordinary diesel fuel in a diesel engine. The experimental results show that the engine power and torque of the mixture of sesame oil-diesel fuel are close to the values obtained from diesel fuel and the amounts of exhaust emissions are lower than those of diesel fuel. Hence, it is seen that blend of sesame oil and diesel fuel can be used as an alternative fuel successfully in a diesel engine without any modification and also it is an environmental friendly fuel in terms of emission parameters. (author)

  1. Ciclo Vital de Schistosoma mansoni através do Holochilus brasiliensis (Desmarest, 1818 em ambiente semi-natural (Trematoda, Shistosomatidae; Rodentia, Cricetidae

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    Omar dos Santos Carvalho

    1976-10-01

    Full Text Available Junto ao Lago da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, MG, foram capturados (julho/72-novembro/73 28 exemplares de Holochilus brasiliensis, dos quais 11 (39,3% eliminavam nas fezes ovos viáveis de S. mansoni. Miracídios da cepa mencionada ("H" infectaram Biomphalaria glabrata e as cercárias obtidas também infectaram camundongos albinos, recuperando-se, ao final do experimento, 35,3% de vermes adultos. Por outro lado, cercárias de cepa humana ("LE" de S. mansoni infectaram sete exemplares de H. brasiliensis, nascidos em laboratório, recuperando-se no fim de 60 dias, 30,5% de vermes adultos. Estudos anatomapatológicos de H. brasiliensis demonstraram infecção generalizada, encontrando-se granuloma no esôfago, estômago, intestino (delgado e grosso, fígado, baço, pâncreas e linfonodos abdominais. Espessamentos fibrosos da íntima da veia porta, granulomas em espaços porta e fibrose incipiente dos espaços porta e interlobular foram lesões decorrentes da presença de ovos de S. mansoni encontrados no fígado. Em ambiente semi-natural, foi possível fechar o ciclo do S. mansoni sem direta participação humana, utilizando-se B. glabrata experimentalmente infectadas com trematódeos da cepa "LE", H. brasiliensis nascidos em laboratório e B. glabrata nascida no ambiente semi-natural estabelecido. Verificou-se que ambas as cepas ("H" e "LE" comportaram-se de maneira análoga, não sendo verificadas, também, diferenças morfológicas entre os ovos e vermes adultos de ambas. As observações, realizadas no campo e no laboratório demonstraram que o Holochilus brasiliensis é bom hospedeiro de Schistosoma mansoni. Assim, em determinadas áreas e sob certas condições ecológicas, o cricetídeo em questão poderá, efetivamente, integrar-se ao ciclo do trematódeo na natureza, independente ou paralelamente à presença do homem. Assinala-se, finalmente, que o presente trabalho relata o segundo fechamento do ciclo biológico de S. mansoni em condi

  2. Mistura de biodiesel de sebo bovino em motor diesel durante 600 horas Blend of biodiesel from beef tallow in a diesel engine during 600 hours of tests

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    Ila Maria Corrêa

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available O biodiesel de sebo bovino é considerado uma alternativa de baixo custo e de grande disponibilidade por ser resíduo da produção agropecuária brasileira, que é uma das maiores do mundo. Raros são os trabalhos que mostram a utilização do biodiesel de sebo bovino em motores diesel. Assim, o objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar o efeito da mistura de biodiesel bovino na proporção de 5% ao óleo diesel comercial no desempenho do motor, possíveis consequências internas no motor e nas características do óleo lubrificante após o uso prolongado em motor diesel. Foram realizados ensaios em bancada dinamométrica utilizando um trator agrícola. O desempenho do motor foi determinado através da tomada de potência (TDP. O motor foi operado por 600h durante as quais foi determinada a potência, o consumo de combustível e analisadas as amostras de óleo lubrificante a cada 100h. Ao final do ensaio, o motor foi aberto e inspecionado. A análise do óleo lubrificante mostrou nível de contaminação crítico a partir das 400h, mas a inspeção visual do motor não detectou nenhum desgaste interno. O motor funcionou normalmente, embora tenha ocorrido tendência de redução na potência e aumento de consumo de combustível ao longo das 600h.Biodiesel from beef tallow has been considered a low-cost and high availability alternative due to be residue from the Brazilian livestock production, one of the world's largest. Papers that show the use of biodiesel from beef tallow in diesel engine are rare. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of blend of biodiesel from beef tallow (B5 in commercial diesel oil on engine performance, analyzing possible internal consequences and characteristics of lubricating oil after the prolonged use in a diesel engine. Engine performance was evaluated through tractor power take off (PTO tests. The engine was operated for 600 hours. Power and fuel consumption were measured. Samples of lubricating oil were

  3. Performance, emission and economic assessment of clove stem oil-diesel blended fuels as alternative fuels for diesel engines

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    Mbarawa, Makame [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tshwane University of Technology, Private Bag X680, Pretoria 0001 (South Africa)

    2008-05-15

    In this study the performance, emission and economic evaluation of using the clove stem oil (CSO)-diesel blended fuels as alternative fuels for diesel engine have been carried out. Experiments were performed to evaluate the impact of the CSO-diesel blended fuels on the engine performance and emissions. The societal life cycle cost (LCC) was chosen as an important indicator for comparing alternative fuel operating modes. The LCC using the pure diesel fuel, 25% CSO and 50% CSO-diesel blended fuels in diesel engine are analysed. These costs include the vehicle first cost, fuel cost and exhaust emissions cost. A complete macroeconomic assessment of the effect of introducing the CSO-diesel blended fuels to the diesel engine is not included in the study. Engine tests show that performance parameters of the CSO-diesel blended fuels do not differ greatly from those of the pure diesel fuel. Slight power losses, combined with an increase in fuel consumption, were experienced with the CSO-diesel blended fuels. This is due to the low heating value of the CSO-diesel blended fuels. Emissions of CO and HC are low for the CSO-diesel blended fuels. NO{sub x} emissions were increased remarkably when the engine was fuelled with the 50% CSO-diesel blended fuel operation mode. A remarkable reduction in the exhaust smoke emissions can be achieved when operating on the CSO-diesel blended fuels. Based on the LCC analysis, the CSO-diesel blended fuels would not be competitive with the pure diesel fuel, even though the environmental impact of emission is valued monetarily. This is due to the high price of the CSO. (author)

  4. Os medos dos alunos do 1.º Ciclo do Ensino Básico

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    Roberto, Rafaela; Miranda, Tatiana; Bento CAVADAS

    2012-01-01

    O sentimento de medo pauta, desde o nascimento, vários momentos da vida do ser humano. Constitui, essencialmente, um mecanismo de sobrevivência. O objetivo fulcral deste estudo foi identificar os medos dos alunos do 1.º Ciclo do Ensino Básico. Como as representações iconográficas são um meio da criança relatar com mais facilidade as suas ideias e vivências, foram recolhidos desenhos de 129 alunos sobre o seu maior medo. Os desenhos mostraram que os alunos representaram essencialme...

  5. CICLO ECONÓMICO Y MORA LEGAL EN EL SISTEMA FINANCIERO COSTARRICENSE

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    Chacón, Marlon Yong; Soto Jiménez, Max Alberto

    2013-01-01

    Este artículo analiza el comportamiento de la mora del sistema financiero costarricense durante el periodo 1999-2010, en particular, de los bancos estatales y privados en el periodo reciente de la crisis económica internacional. Para hacerlo, se utilizan modelos económicos para investigar las relaciones de causalidad entre la mora, el ciclo económico real y el financiero. Se concluye que la calidad de la cartera de crédito del sector financiero de Costa Rica se relaciona con el nivel de activ...

  6. Projecto Rodentia : etologia aplicada na sala de aula do 1º Ciclo

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    Franco, N. H.; Olosson, A.; J.B. Santos; Brosseron, F.; Pinto, A.; Ricardo, E.

    2008-01-01

    p. 275-279 O Projecto Rodentia, implementado no ano 2006/2007, visa promover a cultura científica em alunos do 1º ciclo do Ensino Básico, familiarizando-os com o Método Científico e desenvolvendo competências conceptuais, processuais e atitudinais, com base na Etologia Aplicada e na reflexão ética sobre o bem-estar animal. Foram instalados em três salas de aula habitats especialmente desenhados, contendo cada um dois ratos de laboratório. Inicialmente orien...

  7. Ciclos en la economía peruana y exigencias de política

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    Javier Iguíñiz Echeverría

    1986-01-01

    Estudiar una economía a partir de sus ciclos económicos implica una cierta confianza en la simultaneidad fundamental de las variaciones de los diversos componentes de esa economía. En otros términos, se supone un tipo de integración de la economía nacional que liga a sus partes de manera indisoluble aunque flexible. La experiencia peruana sugiere la necesidad de tener cierta cautela en tomo a la pertinencia de análisis muy agregados, sobre todo cuando se van a tener en cuenta las implicancias...

  8. La teoría del consumo y de los ciclos en Thorstein Veblen

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    Hernán Alejandro Morero; Alberto José Figueras

    2013-01-01

    Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) fue uno de los fundadores de la economía institucional norteamericana. Este artículo presenta su teoría del consumo basada en los hábitos expuesta en la Teoría de la clase ociosa, y su teoría de los ciclos económicos y las crisis expuesta en la Teoría de la empresa de negocios. Para situarlas en contexto se esboza una síntesis de su pensamiento y de sus críticas a la economía ortodoxa.

  9. Revisión teórica del modelo de ciclo de vida organizacional

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    Laura Angélica Décaro Santiago; Juana Gabriela Soriano Hernández

    2014-01-01

    Los Modelos de Ciclo de Vida Organizacional (OLC, por sus siglas en inglés) tienen por objetivo representar el nivel de desarrollo de la empresa a través de una serie de etapas consecutivas; diferenciadas por características propias y retos por resolver. Los autores que se han dedicado al estudio del tema consideran que un buen entendimiento sobre el nivel de desarrollo de la empresa, permite tener un visión más amplia de las características y necesidades de la misma para con ello, auxilia...

  10. A dislexia no Terceiro Ciclo: perspetiva dos principais intervenientes no contexto escolar

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    Ferreira, Martinha Vieira

    2012-01-01

    Atualmente, os professores deparam-se com a necessidade de trabalhar com turmas muito heterogéneas, nas quais estão incluídos alunos com dislexia que exigem uma atenção redobrada devido às necessidades individuais de aprendizagem. A dislexia é uma deficiência com uma incidência importante, estimando-se que de 10 a 15% dos jovens apresentam esta problemática, sendo que cerca de metade desta percentagem chega ao terceiro ciclo sem saber que as suas dificuldades de aprendizagem têm origem na ...

  11. Mapas concetuais sobre a digestão (2.º Ciclo do Ensino Básico)

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    Belindro, Joana Cristina Rocha

    2013-01-01

    Dissertação de mest., Ensino do 1.º e 2.º ciclos do Ensino Básico, Escola Superior de Educação e Comunicação, Univ. do Algarve, 2013 O presente relatório foi elaborado como parte integrante da Prática de Ensino Supervisionada do Mestrado em Ensino do 1.º e 2.º CEB, com o objetivo de refletir e avaliar o meu percurso formativo e profissional, bem como as situações de aprendizagem, desafios, processos e desempenhos do quotidiano profissional experienciado. A capacidade de tira...

  12. Estudio comparativo del autoconcepto físico a lo largo del ciclo vital

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    David Molero; Mar\\u00EDa Luisa Zagalaz-S\\u00E1nchez; Javier Cach\\u00F3n-Zagalaz

    2013-01-01

    El propósito de esta investigación ha sido estudiar el autoconcepto físico y sus componentes a lo largo del ciclo vital, conocer si las valoraciones de cada una de las escalas están correlacionadas entre sí y comprobar la existencia de diferencias significativas a nivel estadístico en los resultados obtenidos en función de la edad y el sexo de los encuestados. La muestra está compuesta por 152 participantes distribuidos en tres grupos de edad (adolescentes, adultos y personas mayores de 50 añ...

  13. Necessidades e preocupações dos pais em diferentes etapas do ciclo vital

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    Bárbara Tarouco da Silva; Mara Regina Santos da Silva

    2014-01-01

    Objetivo: identificar as necessidades e as preocupações prioritárias, manifestadas pelos pais no desempenho do seu papel, em três etapas do ciclo vital: adolescência, idade produtiva e idade madura. Metodologia: estudo exploratório com abordagem qualitativa, desenvolvido com quatorze pais residentes em um município no extremo sul do Brasil. Os dados foram coletados entre maio e agosto de 2011, por meio de entrevista em profundidade. Através da técnica da análise textual discursiva e da matr...

  14. Un ciclo cerrado: el patrimonio nobiliario construido en la ciudad de Murcia

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    Calvo García-Tornel, Francisco

    2011-01-01

    La presencia en el tejido urbano de la ciudad de Murcia de las viviendas o palacios de la nobleza, está directamente relacionado con la evolución patrimonial de este grupo social. Cerrado el ciclo en el que el poder social nobiliario fue decisivo en la vida regional, su memoria se conserva básicamente a través de sus casas-palacio, un patrimonio histórico y, en buena medida, también artístico que ha sufrido una suerte muy desigual hasta el presente.

  15. Máquina de refrigeración de ciclo en cascada con un solo compresor

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    Martínez Mur, Cristina; Simón León, Javier

    2010-01-01

    El objetivo del presente documento ha sido obtener una nueva tecnología para un ciclo termodinámico de obtención de frío, del tipo refrigeración en cascada con un solo compresor, que puede alcanzar un amplio rango de temperaturas frías. La particularidad reside en que la tecnología utilizada permite obtener el frío de una manera más eficiente que las que ahora se utilizan, logrando un ahorro en el consumo. Se ha centrado el proyecto en una industria de alimentos congelados, con...

  16. Trastornos del ciclo de la metilación en pacientes con fenilcetonuria

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    López Suárez, Olalla Elena

    2016-01-01

    En este trabajo demostramos que los pacientes con fenilcetonuria (PKU) que siguen un tratamiento dietético estricto, con escasos aportes de proteínas naturales y alto aporte de suplementos dietéticos exentos de fenilalanina y enriquecidos en vitaminas y minerales, reciben una cantidad excesiva de vitamina B12 y de ácido fólico que conlleva una alteración en el ciclo de la metilación. Así, se produce un aumento de la vía de la remetilación, que se pone de manifiesto en el des...

  17. Incidencia de los Movimientos Oculares en el proceso lector de alumnos de Primer ciclo de Primaria.

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    Alejo-Ramos, Cristina

    2013-01-01

    Los movimientos oculares en la lectura son importantes para el proceso de aprendizaje de los niños. Este trabajo de investigación tiene como objetivo, conocer la influencia de los movimientos oculares en la lectura. Para ello se llevó a cabo un estudio, con una muestra de 30 alumnos del Primer ciclo de Primaria, es decir, Primero y Segundo, del mismo centro educativo. Una vez que se realizaron las pruebas oportunas, se pudo comprobar cómo estaban relacionadas motricidad ocular y lectura...

  18. Realização de uma cantata em contexto de 2º ciclo

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    Anjo, Vítor Marcelo Nunes Martins

    2015-01-01

    Este projeto centra-se na realização de uma cantata original, composta pelo presente autor denominada “À procura das Índias”, cantada e tocada pelas crianças com uma orquestra de guitarras e cavaquinhos e contando também com a participação de músicos profissionais no piano e bateria. O projeto educativo desenvolveu-se no colégio Guadalupe, situado no Seixal, e foi realizado numa turma de 2º ciclo, 5º ano de escolaridade, onde foi possível desenvolver, ao longo de treze sessõ...

  19. estudo exploratório com estudantes do 1º ciclo do ensino superior

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    Rodrigues, Maria do Rosário Queirós

    2012-01-01

    Dissertação apresentada à Universidade Fernando Pessoa, como parte dos requisitos para a obtenção do grau de Mestre em Psicologia, especialização em Psicologia do Trabalho e das Organizações Este trabalho apresenta um estudo exploratório sobre as atividades de aprendizagem e as perceções de literacia no ensino superior, tendo sido concretizado com estudantes universitários do 1º ciclo de estudos (Licenciatura) em três instituições de ensino superior, públicas e privadas, do norte do país. ...

  20. Estudio de proteínas reguladoras del ciclo celular en psoriasis mediante matrices tisulares

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    Roncero Riesco, Mónica

    2013-01-01

    [ES] Antecedentes. La psoriasis es una enfermedad inflamatoria crónica caracterizada histológicamente por la hiperproliferación y la diferenciación anómala de los queratinocitos epidérmicos. Los queratinocitos sufren alteraciones en la regulación del ciclo celular que pueden ser demostrables mediante el estudio de expresión de sus proteínas reguladoras. Los patrones de expresión de estas proteínas podrían ser empleados como herramienta diagnóstica en casos donde la clínica, la histopa...

  1. Genotoxicidade de Mercurio em Pisum sativum: ciclo celular e dano no ADN

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    Silva, Raquel Azevedo da

    2011-01-01

    O Mercúrio (Hg) é um contaminante ubíquo no meio ambiente e que causa mutagenese e clastogenese em animais. É sabido que este metal tem efeitos prejudiciais para as plantas mas esse efeito está pouco estudado, sendo portanto urgente o estudo e avaliação do efeito deste metal ao nível do ADN. Com o intuito de determinar se a exposição in vivo de mercúrio pode induzir efeitos genotoxicos, foram avaliados os seguintes parâmetros: nível de ploidia, progressão do ciclo celular e danos no ADN. Para...

  2. Efecto in vitro de olomoucina en el ciclo celular de linfocitos humanos

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    Camargo M.; López C.

    2001-01-01

    La olomoucina, un derivado de purina relacionado con el ATP, ha sido reportado como uneficiente inhibidor del ciclo celular de células animales y vegetales, debido a su alta especificidadpor las ciclinas dependientes de kinasa (CDK) CDK1 y CDK2, su capacidad radica en inhibir elciclo celular en las transiciones G2/M y G1/S respectivamente. Con el objetivo de explorar lapotencial aplicación de la olomoucina en el análisis citogenético de alta resolución y estudiosde proliferación celular en cu...

  3. Las relaciones de amor a lo largo del ciclo vital: cambios generacionales

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    Calatayud Arenes, Mari Paz

    2009-01-01

    RESUMEN La investigación que sustenta esta Tesis Doctoral parte de una concepción del Desarrollo Humano propia de la Psicología Evolutiva del Ciclo Vital, y se apoya sobre tres pilares: las vinculaciones afectivas (como inicio de los estudios científicos del amor), las relaciones de amor (especialmente, las aportaciones de Robert J. Sternberg: la Teoría Triangular del Amor, y la concepción del Amor como una Historia), y la memoria autobiográfica (es decir, la capacidad de almacenar y recup...

  4. Ecodiseño de alimentos mediante análisis de ciclo de vida

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    Ramos Fernández, Saioa

    2015-01-01

    246 p. La creciente demanda de producción de alimentos debida al aumento de la población mundial, ejerce una gran presión sobre los ecosistemas y el medio ambiente del planeta. Los alimentos, a lo largo de su ciclo de vida utilizan una gran cantidad de recursos (suelo, agua, energía y materiales) y emiten muchas sustancias al medio (CO2, pesticidas, etc.) que tienen un impacto directo en el medio ambiente. Con el fin de evaluar el impacto ambiental asociado a la producción comercialización...

  5. Estudio de la motivación en los ciclos formativos de administración

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    Ollo Uhalte, Mikel

    2014-01-01

    La falta de motivación no es un problema que sólo afecte a alumnos de educación obligatoria. Afecta, de la misma manera, a los estudiantes de estudios postobligatorios, como en nuestro caso particular son los distintos ciclos formativos de administración. Muchos son los factores posibles que pueden influir en el grado de motivación de un alumno y la mayoría de ellos distintos entre sí. Sin embargo, pocas son las consecuencias académicas que puede originar la falta de motivación y, entre e...

  6. ¿Cómo enseñar a dividir? Secuencia de actividades para Ciclo 2

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    Zambrano, Jennyfer Alejandra; Gónzalez, Jenny

    2011-01-01

    Esta es una experiencia de aula llevada a cabo en el ciclo 2, la cual estuvo a cargo de dos profesoras practicantes quienes promovieron la estructura multiplicativa hasta identificar los múltiplos y divisores de un número, dicha experiencia se rigió desde lo metodológico por la estructura propuesta por el grupo DECA (); a nivel conceptual por varios autores como Verganud, Maza (1991),y otros; y finalmente el marco legal por los Estándares Básicos (2007) y los Lineamientos (1998. Se realizaron...

  7. El estudio de las rocas y minerales en el ciclo medio de la EGB

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    Juan GONZÁLEZ CRESPO

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available El estudio de las rocas y minerales ha sido generalmente escaso en estos niveles de EGB. La mayoría de las veces se limita a conceptos teóricos elementales y en no pocas ocasiones a contenidos ajenos a la experiencia del alumnado. Quizá esto se deba a la indudable complejidad en algunos aspectos de estas materias, dificultad terminológica que presenta en no pocas ocasiones, escasez de recursos en los centros ... Todo lo cual ha llevado a que estas materias se consideren más propias de niveles superiores y, por tanto, algo ajeno para los alumnos de este ciclo.

  8. Impacto de un programa intervención em alunos del segundo ciclo

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    Melo, Marta; Pereira, M. Graça; Silvério, Jorge Manuel Amaral

    2014-01-01

    O objetivo do presente estudo consistiuem avaliar um programa de intervenção junto a alunos do 2º ciclo de escolaridade nas seguintes dimensões: tomada de decisão, conhecimentos sobre sexualidade, competências sociais, assertividade e autoconceito. Metodologia: Participaram 145 alunos, distribuídos pelos grupos controle e experimental. Os instrumentos utilizados foram: TCU Decision-Making; Questionário de Conhecimentos sobre Sexualidade; Assertion Self-Statement Test- Revised; Questionário de...

  9. O jogo no 2º ciclo do ensino básico

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    Lopes, Ana Catarina Moreira

    2012-01-01

    Mestrado em Ensino do 1º E 2º Ciclos do Ensino Básico Este trabalho traz uma ampla visão da importância dos jogos no processo ensino-aprendizagem e na formação da personalidade da criança. A devida valorização desta temática cabe ao professor, que se torna responsável pela aprendizagem e, por isso, deve promover um crescimento integral para a criança, nomeadamente os aspetos biológicos, cognitivos, sociais e afetivos. No jogo, o professor encontra um forte aliado para a supe...

  10. Los ciclos económicos departamentales en Colombia, 1960-2011

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    Fredy Vásquez Bedoya; Sergio Iván Restrepo Ochoa; Mauricio Lopera Castaño; María Isabel Restrepo Estrada

    2014-01-01

    En este trabajo se estima el ciclo del PIB nacional y de algunos departamentos entre 1960 y 2011 usando el modelo de tendencia lineal local de Nelson y Plosser, así como el coeficiente de correlación entre el componente cíclico de las series del PIB departamental y nacional para clasificar sus co-movimientos. El estudio revela una diversidad de comportamientos de las fluctuaciones económicas departamentales con respecto a la nacional y, además, que las economías departamentales fuertemente pr...

  11. La impulsividad en el primer ciclo de educación infantil

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    González, María Soledad

    2011-01-01

    Este trabajo trata sobre las relaciones sociales en el primer ciclo de Educación Infantil, centrándonos en las conductas impulsivas, las causas que las provocan y la forma de evitarlas. Tiene como finalidad mejorar las relaciones sociales en el aula, evitando y modificando las conductas impulsivas desde las edades más tempranas, ya que es en esta etapa cuando los niños y niñas están formando su personalidad. Por ello, es muy importante ayudar a los pequeños a modificar el comportamiento...

  12. Diesel exhaust exposures in port workers.

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    Debia, Maximilien; Neesham-Grenon, Eve; Mudaheranwa, Oliver C; Ragettli, Martina S

    2016-07-01

    Exposure to diesel engine exhaust has been linked to increased cancer risk and cardiopulmonary diseases. Diesel exhaust is a complex mixture of chemical substances, including a particulate fraction mainly composed of ultrafine particles, resulting from the incomplete combustion of fuel. Diesel trucks are known to be an important source of diesel-related air pollution, and areas with heavy truck traffic are associated with higher air pollution levels and increased public health problems. Several indicators have been proposed as surrogates for estimating exposures to diesel exhaust but very few studies have focused specifically on monitoring the ultrafine fraction through the measurement of particle number concentrations. The aim of this study is to assess occupational exposures of gate controllers at the port of Montreal, Canada, to diesel engine emissions from container trucks by measuring several surrogates through a multimetric approach which includes the assessment of both mass and number concentrations and the use of direct reading devices. A 10-day measurement campaign was carried out at two terminal checkpoints at the port of Montreal. Respirable elemental and organic carbon, PM1, PM2.5, PMresp (PM4), PM10, PMtot (inhalable fraction), particle number concentrations, particle size distributions, and gas concentrations (NO2, NO, CO) were monitored. Gate controllers were exposed to concentrations of contaminants associated with diesel engine exhaust (elemental carbon GM = 1.6 µg/m(3); GSD = 1.6) well below recommended occupational exposure limits. Average daily particle number concentrations ranged from 16,544-67,314 particles/cm³ (GM = 32,710 particles/cm³; GSD = 1.6). Significant Pearson correlation coefficients were found between daily elemental carbon, PM fractions and particle number concentrations, as well as between total carbon, PM fractions and particle number concentrations. Significant correlation coefficients were found between particle number

  13. 30 CFR 75.1905 - Dispensing of diesel fuel.

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    ... from other than safety cans must be dispensed by means of— (1) Gravity feed with a hose equipped with a...) An anti-siphoning device. (c) Diesel fuel must not be dispensed using compressed gas. (d) Diesel...

  14. Construction of classification function in Diesel engine fault diagnosis

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    Using multi statistical analysis of the pattern recognition, we construct a classification function in the study of diesel engine fault diagnosis. The technique reported in this paper makes it precise and easy to diagnose the diesel engine fault

  15. Electrifying the construction process : Replacing diesel engines with electric motors

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    Willerström, Jakob; Linde, Adam; Fagrell, Johannes

    2015-01-01

    Diesel engines are commonly used in construction machines, for example excavators. In a diesel engine, the combustion of diesel is a process with a considerable environmental impact, with high amounts of emitted greenhouse gases. The bachelor thesis creates a model that investigates the potential of decreasing the environmental impact when replacing diesel engines with electric motors in the construction phase of the construction process of buildings. The model was made in three steps. In the...

  16. Combustion of Microalgae Oil and Ethanol Blended with Diesel Fuel

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    Saddam H. Al-lwayzy; Talal Yusaf

    2015-01-01

    Using renewable oxygenated fuels such as ethanol is a proposed method to reduce diesel engine emission. Ethanol has lower density, viscosity, cetane number and calorific value than petroleum diesel (PD). Microalgae oil is renewable, environmentally friendly and has the potential to replace PD. In this paper, microalgae oil (10%) and ethanol (10%) have been mixed and added to (80%) diesel fuel as a renewable source of oxygenated fuel. The mixture of microalgae oil, ethanol and petroleum diesel...

  17. The market for gasoline cars and diesel cars

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    In Europe the tax tariff is much lower for diesel fuel than for gasoline. This benefit is used by manufacturers to increase the price of diesel-fueled cars, which limits the possibility to control the use of diesel cars by means of a fiscal policy (tax incidence). Attention is paid to the impact of fiscal advantages for diesel cars on the purchasing behavior of the consumer and the pricing policy (price discrimination) of the car manufacturers. 1 ref

  18. Diesel spray penetration studied by simultaneous Mie and shadowgraphy measurements

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    Bougie, B.; Tulej, M.; Beaud, P.; Knopp, G.; Radi, P.; Gerber, T.

    2003-03-01

    The influence of gas density and vaporization on penetration and dispersion of Diesel sprays were investigated in a High Temperature High Pressure Cell (HTDZ) within the range of typical Diesel engine injection parameters. The temporal evolution of cold and vaporizing Diesel sprays were probed simultaneously by laser elastic scattering- and shadowgraphy-techniques. The experimental results were used to verify recently proposed Diesel spray models. (author)

  19. Effects of Fischer-Tropsch diesel fuel on combustion and emissions of direct injection diesel engine

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    Yongcheng HUANG; Shangxue WANG; Longbao ZHOU

    2008-01-01

    Effects of Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) diesel fuel on the combustion and emission characteristics of a single-cylinder direct injection diesel engine under different fuel delivery advance angles were investigated. The experi-mental results show that F-T diesel fuel exhibits shorter ignition delay, lower peak values of premixed burning rate, lower combustion pressure and pressure rise rate, and higher peak value of diffusion burning rate than con-ventional diesel fuel when the engine remains unmodified. In addition, the unmodified engine with F-T diesel fuel has lower brake specific fuel consumption and higher effective thermal efficiency, and presents lower HC, CO, NOx and smoke emissions than conventional diesel fuel. When fuel delivery advance angle is retarded by 3 crank angle degrees, the combustion duration is obviously shor-tened; the peak values of premixed burning rate, the com-bustion pressure and pressure rise rate are further reduced; and the peak value of diffusion burning rate is further increased for F-T diesel fuel operation, Moreover, the retardation of fuel delivery advance angle results in a further significant reduction in NOx emissions with no penalty on specific fuel consumption and with much less penalty on HC, CO and smoke emissions.

  20. EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF A DIESEL ENGINE WITH BLENDS OF DIESEL-PLASTIC PYROLYSIS OIL

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    Mr. Rajesh Guntur,

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Environmental degradation and depletion of oil reserves are matters of great concern around the globe. Developing countries like India depend heavily on crude oil import of about 125 Mt per annum (7:1diesel/gasoline. Diesel being the main transportation fuel in India, finding a suitable fuel alternative to diesel is an urgent need. In this context, pyrolysis of waste plastic solid is currently receiving renewed interest. Waste plastic pyrolysis oil is suitable for compression ignition engines and more attention is focused in India because of its potential to generate large-scale employment and relatively low environmental degradation. In the present work the performance and emission characteristics of a single cylinder, constant speed, and direct injection diesel engine using waste plastic pyrolysis oil blends as an alternate fuel were evaluated and the results are compared with the standard diesel fuel operation. Results indicated that the brake thermal efficiency was highercompared to diesel at part load condition. Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide and hydrocarbon emissions were higher and oxygen emission was lower compared to diesel operation.

  1. Diesel biodegradation capacities of indigenous bacterial species isolated from diesel contaminated soil.

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    Palanisamy, Nandhini; Ramya, Jayaprakash; Kumar, Srilakshman; Vasanthi, Ns; Chandran, Preethy; Khan, Sudheer

    2014-01-01

    Petroleum based products are the major source of energy for industries and daily life. Leaks and accidental spills occur regularly during the exploration, production, refining, transport, and storage of petroleum and petroleum products. In the present study we isolated the bacteria from diesel contaminated soil and screened them for diesel biodegradation capacity. One monoculture isolate identified by 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis to be Acinetobacter baumannii was further studied for diesel oil biodegradation. The effects of various culture parameters (pH, temperature, NaCl concentrations, initial hydrocarbon concentration, initial inoculum size, role of chemical surfactant, and role of carbon and nitrogen sources) on biodegradation of diesel oil were evaluated. Optimal diesel oil biodegradation by A. baumanii occurred at initial pH 7, 35°C and initial hydrocarbon concentration at 4%. The biodegradation products under optimal cultural conditions were analyzed by GC-MS. The present study suggests that A. baumannii can be used for effective degradation of diesel oil from industrial effluents contaminated with diesel oil. PMID:25530870

  2. Estudo do comportamento vocal no ciclo menstrual: avaliação perceptivo-auditiva, acústica e auto-perceptiva Vocal behavior during menstrual cycle: perceptual-auditory, acoustic and self-perception analysis

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    Luciane C. de Figueiredo

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Durante o período pré-menstrual é comum a ocorrência de disfonia, e são poucas as mulheres que se dão conta dessa variação da voz dentro do ciclo menstrual (Quinteiro, 1989. OBJETIVO: Verificar se há diferença no padrão vocal de mulheres no período de ovulação em relação ao primeiro dia do ciclo menstrual, utilizando-se da análise perceptivo-auditiva, da espectrografia, dos parâmetros acústicos e quando esta diferença está presente, se é percebida pelas mulheres. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Caso-controle. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: A amostra coletada foi de 30 estudantes de Fonoaudiologia, na faixa etária de 18 a 25 anos, não-fumantes, com ciclo menstrual regular e sem o uso de contraceptivo oral. As vozes foram gravadas no primeiro dia de menstruação e no décimo-terceiro dia pós-menstruação (ovulação, para posterior comparação. RESULTADOS: Observou-se durante o período menstrual que as vozes estão rouco-soprosa de grau leve a moderado, instáveis, sem a presença de quebra de sonoridade, com pitch e loudness adequados e ressonância equilibrada. Há pior qualidade de definição dos harmônicos, maior quantidade de ruído entre eles e menor extensão dos harmônicos superiores. Encontramos uma f0 mais aguda, jitter e shimmer aumentados e PHR diminuída. CONCLUSÃO: No período menstrual há mudanças na qualidade vocal, no comportamento dos harmônicos e nos parâmetros vocais (f0,jitter, shimmer e PHR. Além disso, a maioria das estudantes de Fonoaudiologia não percebeu a variação da voz durante o ciclo menstrual.During the premenstruation period dysphonia often can be observed and only few women are aware of this voice variation (Quinteiro, 1989. AIM: To verify if there are vocal quality variations between the ovulation period and the first day of the menstrual cycle, by using perceptual-auditory and acoustic analysis, including spectrography, and the self perception of the vocal changes when it occurs. STUDY DESIGN: Case

  3. Effects of ethylene glycol ethers on diesel fuel properties and emissions in a diesel engine

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    Gomez-Cuenca, F.; Gomez-Marin, M. [Compania Logistica de Hidrocarburos (CLH), Central Laboratory, Mendez Alvaro 44, 28045 Madrid (Spain); Folgueras-Diaz, M.B., E-mail: belenfd@uniovi.es [Department of Energy, University of Oviedo, Independencia 13, 33004 Oviedo (Spain)

    2011-08-15

    Highlights: {yields} Effect of ethylene glycol ethers on diesel fuel properties. {yields} Effect of ethylene glycol ethers on diesel engine specific consumption and emissions. {yields} Blends with {<=}4 wt.% of oxygen do not change substantially diesel fuel quality. {yields} Blends with 1 and 2.5 wt.% of oxygen reduce CO and HC emissions, but not smoke. - Abstract: The effect of ethylene glycol ethers on both the diesel fuel characteristics and the exhaust emissions (CO, NO{sub x}, smoke and hydrocarbons) from a diesel engine was studied. The ethers used were monoethylene glycol ethyl ether (EGEE), monoethylene glycol butyl ether (EGBE), diethylene glycol ethyl ether (DEGEE). The above effect was studied in two forms: first by determining the modification of base diesel fuel properties by using blends with oxygen concentration around 4 wt.%, and second by determining the emission reductions for blends with low oxygen content (1 wt.%) and with 2.5 wt.% of oxygen content. The addition of DEGEE enhances base diesel fuel cetane number, but EGEE and EGBE decrease it. For concentrations of {>=}4 wt.% of oxygen, EGEE and diesel fuel can show immiscibility problems at low temperatures ({<=}0 {sup o}C). Also, every oxygenated compound, according to its boiling point, modifies the distillation curve at low temperatures and the distillate percentage increases. These compounds have a positive effect on diesel fuel lubricity, and slightly decrease its viscosity. Blends with 1 and 2.5 wt.% oxygen concentrations were used in order to determine their influence on emissions at both full and medium loads and different engine speeds. Generally, all compounds help to reduce CO, and hydrocarbon emissions, but not smoke. The best results were obtained for blends with 2.5 wt.% of oxygen. At this concentration, the additive efficiency in decreasing order was EGEE > DEGEE > EGBE for CO emissions and DGEE > EGEE > EGBE for hydrocarbon emissions. For NO{sub x}, both its behaviour and the

  4. Effects of ethylene glycol ethers on diesel fuel properties and emissions in a diesel engine

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    Highlights: → Effect of ethylene glycol ethers on diesel fuel properties. → Effect of ethylene glycol ethers on diesel engine specific consumption and emissions. → Blends with ≤4 wt.% of oxygen do not change substantially diesel fuel quality. → Blends with 1 and 2.5 wt.% of oxygen reduce CO and HC emissions, but not smoke. - Abstract: The effect of ethylene glycol ethers on both the diesel fuel characteristics and the exhaust emissions (CO, NOx, smoke and hydrocarbons) from a diesel engine was studied. The ethers used were monoethylene glycol ethyl ether (EGEE), monoethylene glycol butyl ether (EGBE), diethylene glycol ethyl ether (DEGEE). The above effect was studied in two forms: first by determining the modification of base diesel fuel properties by using blends with oxygen concentration around 4 wt.%, and second by determining the emission reductions for blends with low oxygen content (1 wt.%) and with 2.5 wt.% of oxygen content. The addition of DEGEE enhances base diesel fuel cetane number, but EGEE and EGBE decrease it. For concentrations of ≥4 wt.% of oxygen, EGEE and diesel fuel can show immiscibility problems at low temperatures (≤0 oC). Also, every oxygenated compound, according to its boiling point, modifies the distillation curve at low temperatures and the distillate percentage increases. These compounds have a positive effect on diesel fuel lubricity, and slightly decrease its viscosity. Blends with 1 and 2.5 wt.% oxygen concentrations were used in order to determine their influence on emissions at both full and medium loads and different engine speeds. Generally, all compounds help to reduce CO, and hydrocarbon emissions, but not smoke. The best results were obtained for blends with 2.5 wt.% of oxygen. At this concentration, the additive efficiency in decreasing order was EGEE > DEGEE > EGBE for CO emissions and DGEE > EGEE > EGBE for hydrocarbon emissions. For NOx, both its behaviour and the sequence are opposite to that of CO.

  5. 30 CFR 57.4561 - Stationary diesel equipment underground.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Stationary diesel equipment underground. 57... Fire Prevention and Control Installation/construction/maintenance § 57.4561 Stationary diesel equipment underground. Stationary diesel equipment underground shall be— (a) Supported on a noncombustible base; and...

  6. EDR electronic diesel governor for engines in commercial vehicles

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    Mischke, A.; Heinrich, R.

    1983-10-01

    The possibilities of mechanic injection pump control for diesel engines are fully exhausted today. For further optimation of diesel engines one had to find new ways of injection pump control. As electronics are widely used in cars today it seemed logical to let diesel engines benefit as well. Daimler-Benz developed an electronic injection pump control EDR in cooperation with the Bosch company.

  7. 40 CFR 79.33 - Motor vehicle diesel fuel.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 16 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Motor vehicle diesel fuel. 79.33... (CONTINUED) REGISTRATION OF FUELS AND FUEL ADDITIVES Designation of Fuels and Additives § 79.33 Motor vehicle diesel fuel. (a) The following fuels commonly or commercially known or sold as motor vehicle diesel...

  8. Screw expander for light duty diesel engines

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    1983-01-01

    Preliminary selection and sizing of a positive displacement screw compressor-expander subsystem for a light-duty adiabatic diesel engine; development of a mathematical model to describe overall efficiencies for the screw compressor and expander; simulation of operation to establish overall efficiency for a range of design parameters and at given engine operating points; simulation to establish potential net power output at light-duty diesel operating points; analytical determination of mass moments of inertia for the rotors and inertia of the compressor-expander subsystem; and preparation of engineering layout drawings of the compressor and expander are discussed. As a result of this work, it was concluded that the screw compressor and expander designed for light-duty diesel engine applications are viable alternatives to turbo-compound systems, with acceptable efficiencies for both units, and only a moderate effect on the transient response.

  9. Tertiary fatty amides as diesel fuel substitutes

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    Serdari, Aikaterini; Lois, Euripides; Stournas, Stamoulis [National Technical Univ. of Athens, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Athens (Greece)

    2000-07-01

    This paper presents experimental results regarding the impact of adding different tertiary amides of fatty acids to mineral diesel fuel; an assessment of the behaviour of these compounds as possible diesel fuel extenders is also included. Measurements of cetane number, cold flow properties (cloud point, pour point and CFPP), density, kinematic viscosity, flash point and distillation temperatures are reported, while initial experiments concerning the effects on particulate emissions are also described. Most of the examined tertiary fatty amides esters have very good performance and they can be easily prepared from fatty acids (biomass). Such compounds or their blends could be used as mineral diesel fuel or even fatty acid methylesters (FAME, biodiesel) substitutes or extenders. (Author)

  10. The influence of propylene glycol ethers on base diesel properties and emissions from a diesel engine

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    Highlights: • Effect of propylene glycol ethers on diesel fuel properties. • Effect of these compounds on diesel engine performance and emissions. • Blends with ⩽4 wt.% of oxygen do not change substantially diesel fuel quality. • Blends with ⩽2.5 wt.% of oxygen reduce CO, HC and NOx emissions, but not smoke. • These compounds are helpful to reach a cleaner combustion in a diesel engine. - Abstract: The oxygenated additives propylene glycol methyl ether (PGME), propylene glycol ethyl ether (PGEE), dipropylene glycol methyl ether (DPGME) were studied to determine their influence on both the base diesel fuel properties and the exhaust emissions from a diesel engine (CO, NOx, unburnt hydrocarbons and smoke). For diesel blends with low oxygen content (⩽4.0 wt.%), the addition of these compounds to base diesel fuel decreases aromatic content, kinematic viscosity, cold filter plugging point and Conradson carbon residue. Also, each compound modifies the distillation curve at temperatures below the corresponding oxygenated compound boiling point, the distillate percentage being increased. The blend cetane number depends on the type of propylene glycol ether added, its molecular weight, and the oxygen content of the fuel. The addition of PGME decreased slightly diesel fuel cetane number, while PGEE and DPGME increased it. Base diesel fuel-propylene glycol ether blends with 1.0 and 2.5 wt.% oxygen contents were used in order to determine the performance of the diesel engine and its emissions at both full and medium loads and different engine speeds (1000, 2500 and 4000 rpm). In general, at full load and in comparison with base diesel fuel, the blends show a slight reduction of oxygen-free specific fuel consumption. CO emissions are reduced appreciably for 2.5 wt.% of oxygen blends, mainly for PGEE and DPGME. NOx emissions are reduced slightly, but not the smoke. Unburnt hydrocarbon emissions decrease at 1000 and 2500 rpm, but not at 4000 rpm. At medium load

  11. TALLER DE CUENTOS PARA TRABAJAR HABILIDADES SOCIALES RELACIONADAS CON LOS SENTIMIENTOS EN EL PRIMER CICLO DE EDUCACION INFANTIL.

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    Andrada-Bastit, Auxiliadora

    2014-01-01

    El planteamiento de esta propuesta educativa responde a una inquietud por acercar desde un planteamiento práctico, el mundo de las habilidades sociales a los niños del primer ciclo de educación infantil. Después de constatar entre profesionales del segundo ciclo una cierta carencia en sus aulas de este tipo de conductas, se plantea la posibilidad de diseñar un taller con el que fomentar la adquisición de ciertas estrategias que ayuden a los niños a comprender mejor las emociones y mejorar su ...

  12. Ciclo de vida y conducta de adultos de cinco especies de Phyllophaga Harris, 1827 (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae; Melolonthinae)

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    Agustín Aragón García; Miguel Ángel Morón; Jesús Francisco López Olguín; Luis Manuel Cervantes Peredo

    2005-01-01

    Se describe el ciclo de vida de Phyllophaga ravida (Blanchard), P. macrocera Bates, P. vetula (Horn), P.ilhuicaminai Morón, y P. obsoleta (Blanchard), en condiciones de laboratorio, a partir de adultos en cópula obtenidos en localidades del estado de Puebla, México. Las larvas se mantuvieron en un cuarto de cría a temperatura de 26 ± 2 oC y humedad relativa de 70 ± 5%, dentro de recipientes con suelo y se alimentaron con rodajas de zanahoria. El ciclo de vida para las cinco especies es anual;...

  13. Implicaciones del estudio de inestabilidad del ciclo celular en la biología del cáncer.

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    Luis Tume-Farfán

    2014-01-01

    Todas las células poseen mecanismos para mantener la integridad genómica que es vital para la supervivencia celular y la proliferación. Las células se dividen a tasas normale s durante su tiempo de vida, cuando esta tasa sobrepasa los límites normales ocurren alteraciones a nivel genético que afectan el control del ciclo celular por lo tanto estas células crecen y se dividen sin control y ya no responden a señalización extrace lular que indica la detención del ciclo y la apoptosis, estos meca...

  14. Modelo estocástico para planificar cadenas de suministro con productos de ciclos de vida cortos

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    Jairo Coronado-Hernandez

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta un modelo de optimización estocástica para la planificación de cadenas de suministros para productos con ciclo de vida corto, a través de la decisión de reservar la capacidad a contratar en los recursos de los proveedores antes de tener certeza del comportamiento de la demanda. Se consideran recursos alternativos, múltiples productos con lista de materiales complejas, demanda distribuida a lo largo de periodos consecutivos, ciclos de vida cortos, lead time largos y altos niveles de incertidumbre representados en forma de escenarios.

  15. Análisis del Comportamiento de un Ciclo Tipo Carnot Analysis of the Behavior of a Carnot Type Cycle

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    Delfino Ladino-Luna

    2010-01-01

    Se hace un análisis de las regiones de existencia de la función potencia de salida y función ecológica, que dan lugar a la forma de las respectivas eficiencias para un ciclo tipo Carnot, llamado ciclo endorreversible, a potencia de salida máxima y función ecológica máxima. Se muestra la importancia dichas regiones de existencia de estas funciones para diversos resultados de la literatura relacionada con la termodinámica de tiempos finitos. Se concluye que para modelar gráficamente el desempeñ...

  16. Modelo estocástico para planificar cadenas de suministro con productos de ciclos de vida cortos

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    Jairo Coronado-Hernandez; Jose P. Garcia-Sabater

    2010-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta un modelo de optimización estocástica para la planificación de cadenas de suministros para productos con ciclo de vida corto, a través de la decisión de reservar la capacidad a contratar en los recursos de los proveedores antes de tener certeza del comportamiento de la demanda. Se consideran recursos alternativos, múltiples productos con lista de materiales complejas, demanda distribuida a lo largo de periodos consecutivos, ciclos de vida cortos, lead time largos y...

  17. Niveles plasmáticos de beta-endorfina en el ciclo menstrual y en la dismenorrea

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    Martínez-Guisasola Campa, Francisco Javier

    1993-01-01

    Se realiza la valoración de las concentraciones plasmáticas de beta-endorfina en el ciclo menstrual y en la mujer dismenorreica, para lo que se estudian un grupo de jóvenes fértiles, todas ellas voluntarias, no estando ninguna sometida a tratamiento hormonal ni a anticoncepción. La sangre obtenida en días concretos del ciclo por punción venosa es analizada por RIA para obtener las concentraciones del opiáceo, determinándose las gonadotropinas y los esteroides ováricos por ELISA. La beta-endor...

  18. Estudio técnico-económico de una central híbrida solar-ciclo combinado (ISCC)

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    Hidalgo Cebrián, Lucía

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo de este proyecto es estudiar la viabilidad de una central híbrida solar-ciclo combinado (ISCC) en Argelia. La planta consiste en un ciclo combinado basado en dos turbinas de gas de 42 MW cada una y una turbina de vapor de 60 MW de los cuales 20 MW se deben al campo solar, siendo la potencia eléctrica de la planta 144 MW. El campo solar se ha dimensionado para obtener una contribución solar del 5% sobre la producción eléctrica anual de la instalación. La tecnología solar utilizada ...

  19. CICLO DE VIDA ORGANIZACIONAL E CONTROLE GERENCIAL: UMA ANÁLISE DOS ARTIGOS EM PERIÓDICOS INTERNACIONAIS DE CONTABILIDADE

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    Paulo Roberto da Cunha; Roberto Carlos Klann; Carlos Eduardo Facin Lavarda

    2013-01-01

    O objetivo deste estudo é analisar os artigos sobre a abordagem do ciclo de vida organizacional em nível internacional, levantando os principais tópicos associados com os controles gerenciais. Em pesquisa a 67 periódicos, chegou-se a uma amostra inicial de 39 artigos. Após a leitura dos resumos para identificação dos artigos que relacionassem ciclo de vida organizacional com controles gerenciais, a amostra ficou em sete artigos. O periódico internacional de contabilidade que mais publicou art...

  20. SEGUIMIENTO DEL CICLO DE VIDA DE WOODSIA MOLLIS (KAULF.) J. SM. (ATHYRIACEAE-PTERIDOPHYTA) EN TRES SUSTRATOS NATURALES

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    Janet Vivero-Barón; María de la Luz Arreguín-Sánchez; David Leonor Quiroz-García; Rafael Fernández-Nava; Salvador Acosta-Castellanos

    2012-01-01

    Se describe el ciclo de vida de Woodsia mollis (Kaulf.) J. Sm. Los especímenes fueron colectados en un bosque mesófi lo de montaña al Sur de Coajomulco, Municipio de Huitzilac, Estado de Morelos, México. Las esporas fueron sembradas en frascos de vidrio en tres medios de cultivo (tierra de hoja, maquique y musgo). El ciclo fue isospórico con desarrollo del protalo tipo Drynaria. En la fase cordada se apreciaron gametofi tos cordados y cordados-circulares, los anteridios se formaron a los 99 d...

  1. Generation and characterization of radiolabeled diesel exhaust

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    To evaluate the potential health risks associated with increased use of diesel engines, information is needed on the biological fate of inhaled diesel exhaust components. The purpose of this study was to characterize different radiolabeled diesel exhausts with respect to their potential use in studies of the biological fate of exhaust carbon particles and particle-associated organic compounds (particle extracts). A single-cylinder diesel engine was used to burn diesel fuel containing trace amounts of 14C-labeled hexadecane, dotriacontane, benzene, phenanthrene or benzo(a)pyrene. Greater than 98% of the 14C in all additives was converted to volatile materials upon combustion. The remainder was distributed in varying amounts between the carbon particles and particle extracts. Aromatic additives labeled carbon particles more efficiently than aliphatic additives. Column chromatography of the particle extracts showed that, in most cases, the majority of the radioactivity eluted in fractions identical to the specific fuel additive employed, suggesting that a large amount of the particle-associated organic compounds consisted of uncombusted fuel constituents. Applying an electrical load to the engine-electrical generator increased carbon particle radioactivity, but had variable effects on the amount of radioactivity in the particle extracts. 67Ga-tetramethylheptanedione was also studied as a fuel additive to label carbon particles. 67Ga was incorporated into the exhaust particles and lung deposition of particles in rats was found to be approximately 10%. However, the 67Ga-radiolabel was found to separate from the particles in vivo, making it an unsuitable radiolabel for studying the long-term lung retention of diesel exhaust carbonaceous particles. 27 references, 2 figures, 5 tables

  2. Performance and Emission Characteristics of Low Heat Rejection Diesel Engine Fueled with Biodiesel and High Speed Diesel

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    T. Gopinathan

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Depleting petroleum reserves on the earth and increasing concerns about the environment leads to the question for fuels which are eco-friendly safer for human beings. The objective of present study was to investigate the effect of coating on cylinder head of a Diesel engine on the performance and emission characteristics of exhaust gases using Bio Diesel and High Speed Diesel (HSD as a fuel. In this study the effect of Tin and Hard Chrome coating on the performance and emission characteristics of diesel engine was investigated using Bio Diesel and High Speed Diesel as a fuel. For this purpose the cylinder head of the test engine were coated with a Tin and Hard Chrome of 100 µ thick by the Electroplating method. For comparing the performance of the engine with coated components with the base engine, readings were taken before and after coating. To make the diesel engine to work with Bio Diesel and High Speed Diesel a modification was done. The engine’s performance was studied for both Bio Diesel and High Speed Diesel with and without Tin, Hard Chrome coating. Also the emissions values are recorded to study the engine’s behavior on emissions. Satisfactory performance was obtained with Tin and Hard Chrome coating compared with a standard diesel engine. The brake thermal efficiency was increased up to 2.08% for High Speed Diesel with Tin coating and there was a significant reduction in the specific fuel consumption. The CO emission in the engine exhaust decreases with coating. Using Bio Diesel and High Speed Diesel fuel for a LHR diesel engine causes an improvement in the performance characteristics and significant reduction in exhaust emissions.

  3. Crescimento de raízes de cana crua e queimada em dois ciclos

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    Alvarez Ivan André

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivos comparar o crescimento de raízes de cana colhida crua, mecanizada e de cana após a queima, colhida manualmente; avaliar a influência do clima sobre as duas condições de crescimento e analisar o comportamento do crescimento de raízes de cana crua e cana queimada nos 1º e 2º anos de rebrota, através de curvas adaptadas. A pesquisa foi realizada no município de Morro Agudo, SP, de julho de 1995 a julho de 1997. A cultivar utilizada foi a SP 70-1143. Utilizou-se como indicadores de crescimento das raízes a matéria seca e o perfil delas no solo. Avaliou-se a influência das temperaturas e das umidades do ar e do solo sobre os tratamentos. Observou-se que o crescimento, no primeiro e no segundo ciclo, não apresentou curvas que indicassem um padrão semelhante, tanto para cana crua, como para cana queimada, os fatores climatológicos, isoladamente, não provocaram mudanças nos ciclos de crescimento de maneira que se identificasse uma tendência geral. As raízes aparecem em maior quantidade em todas camadas do solo em cana crua do que em cana queimada, no primeiro ano e no segundo ano aparecem maiores em cana queimada.

  4. Família e ciclo vital: a fase de aquisição

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    Juliana Peterle Ronchi

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa objetivou descrever as características da fase deaquisição, primeira fase do ciclo vital familiar, marcada pela uniãodo casal e a convivência com os filhos pequenos. O estudo foirealizado com 50 famílias de classe média, na fase de aquisição dociclo vital da família, da cidade de Vitória-ES. Os participantesresponderam ao questionário baseado na pesquisa Ciclo vital dafamília paulista, que se mostrou adequado para compreender adinâmica e os valores das famílias da cidade de Vitória. Os dadoscoletados foram submetidos ao programa SPSS para Windows e,em seguida, realizamos análise qualitativa dos dados. Em Vitória,a família em fase de aquisição se mostrou mais tradicional, comconflitos relacionados a assuntos de extradinâmica familiar, comodinheiro e satisfação profissional.

  5. Quase adulta, quase velha: por que antecipar as fases do ciclo vital?

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    Russel Parry Scott

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available A partir de duas observações em gerações diferentes, identifica-se um fenômeno de antecipação da passagem pelas fases do ciclo vital que merece uma interpretação. Muitas jovens engravidam, casando ou não, e se tornam mães. Muitas mulheres na faixa de quarenta e cinco a cinqüenta anos ingressam em "grupos de idosos". A interpretação oferecida examina as conseqüências 1 da transição demográfica (e decorrente envelhecimento populacional em dar visibilidade especial a estas gerações examinadas, 2 do mercado de trabalho que é excludente, 3 da atuação do Estado, 4 do individualismo crescente e 5 da lógica das relações de geração e gênero em grupos domésticos. Para explicar as ações das quase adultas e das quase velhas que antecipam as fases do ciclo vital, recorre-se à conjunção destes fatores que culmina numa criação de uma condição de liminaridade geracional, própria dos ritos de passagem, e na construção de processos de desritualização e re-ritualização da sociedade contemporânea.

  6. Neutron Imaging of Diesel Particulate Filters

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    This article presents nondestructive neutron computed tomography (nCT) measurements of Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) as a method to measure ash and soot loading in the filters. Uncatalyzed and unwashcoated 200cpsi cordierite DPFs exposed to 100% biodiesel (B100) exhaust and conventional ultra low sulfur 2007 certification diesel (ULSD) exhaust at one speed-load point (1500rpm, 2.6bar BMEP) are compared to a brand new (never exposed) filter. Precise structural information about the substrate as well as an attempt to quantify soot and ash loading in the channel of the DPF illustrates the potential strength of the neutron imaging technique

  7. Cummins Light Truck Diesel Engine Progress Report

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    The Automotive Market in the United States is moving in the direction of more Light Trucks and fewer Small Cars. The customers for these vehicles have not changed, only their purchase decisions. Cummins has studied the requirements of this emerging market. Design and development of an engine system that will meet these customer needs has started. The engine system is a difficult one, since the combined requirements of a very fuel-efficient commercial diesel, and the performance and sociability requirements of a gasoline engine are needed. Results of early testing are presented which show that the diesel is possibly a good solution

  8. Soft start technique for diesel generator sets

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    A diesel motor in a nuclear power plant should be of a well-proven design. It is designed for long periods of trouble-free duty, but not for the frequent and rapid test starts called for by the technical specifications. In order to decrease the dynamic forces and thermal stresses, a soft-start scheme has been implemented. By limiting the fuel injection the diesel generator will reach full speed in appr. 30 seconds. The fuel limiter is a pneumatic cylinder which mechanically limits the travel of the terminal shaft of the governor. (author)

  9. AUTOMOTIVE DIESEL MAINTENANCE 1. UNIT XXX, I--CATERPILLAR DIESEL ENGINE MAINTENANCE SUMMARY, II--REIEWING FACTS ABOUT ALTERNATORS.

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    THIS MODULE OF A 30-MODULE COURSE IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A SUMMARY OF DIESEL ENGINE MAINTENANCE FACTORS AND A REVIEW OF DIESEL ENGINE ALTERNATOR OPERATION. THE SEVEN SECTIONS COVER DIESEL ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING AND THE OPERATION, TESTING, AND ADJUSTING OF ALTERNATORS. THE MODULE CONSISTS OF A SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL BRANCH PROGRAMED TRAINING FILM…

  10. Alteraciones del ciclo circadiano en las enfermedades psiquiátricas: papel sincronizador de la melatonina en el ciclo sueño-vigilia y la polaridad neuronal

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    Graciela Jiménez-Rubio

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Los ritmos circadianos son patrones de oscilación con un periodo cercano a 24h que se observan en los procesos fisiológicos. En los mamíferos se han descrito funciones biológicas con regulación circádica tal como el ciclo sueño-vigilia. La administración de la melatonina, una indolamina secretada por la glándula pineal, sincroniza los ritmos circadianos. En los humanos, este efecto se ha estudiado en sujetos con síndrome de «fase de retraso de sueño», personas que sufren el síndrome de jet lag, en los trabajadores nocturnos y en los invidentes. La melatonina puede reducir los síntomas de jet lag y mejorar la calidad del sueño, además de acelerar la sincronización de la fase circadiana al tiempo local. Los niveles de la melatonina disminuyen con la edad y en las enfermedades neurodegenerativas y psiquiátricas. Los pacientes con enfermedad de Alzheimer muestran alteraciones del sueño como cambios en su ritmicidad y en su estructura. La administración de la melatonina a estos pacientes provoca mejoría en los síntomas de agitación que se presentan al atardecer. Los pacientes con trastorno bipolar manifiestan insomnio asociado con la fase de manía e hipersomnia durante la fase de depresión. Estas alteraciones en el sueño se relacionan con un desfasamiento del ritmo circadiano y/o arritmia. En pacientes con depresión y con esquizofrenia existe una disminución en los niveles plasmáticos de la melatonina en ambas fases del ciclo luz-oscuridad. La administración de melatonina incrementa la eficiencia del sueño en ellos. Además de las alteraciones en el sueño y en el ritmo de secreción de la melatonina observado en pacientes neuropsiquiátricos, existen cambios estructurales y funcionales en regiones específicas cerebrales que son producidas por la pérdida neuronal o por alteraciones de la polaridad y de la morfología neuronal, que son funciones reguladas por el citoesqueleto. A pesar de la información que existe

  11. Cálculo de estructuras utilizando elemento finito con cómputo en paralelo

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    Vargas Félix, José Miguel

    2010-01-01

    Nuestro trabajo trata sobre la solución numérica de problemas de deformación lineal de sólidos por medio del método de elementos finitos, estos problemas se resuelven utilizando estratégias de cómputo en paralelo. Hablamos sobre algunas formas de paralelizar los algoritmos, tanto utilizando modelos de memoria compartida como de memoria distribuída. En particular nos centraremos en la descomposición de dominios usando el método alternante de Schwarz para resolver problemas de elemento finito c...

  12. Experience with emergency diesels at the Swiss NPP Goesgen (KKG)

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    The Goesgen nuclear power plant, a 970 MWe KWU pressurized water reactor, is fitted with 4 x 50 X emergency diesels and 2 x 100 % special emergency (Notstand) diesel units. Since the start-up tests of the diesels in 1977 several severe incidents occurred. As a consequence, different back-fitting actions were taken on the diesels and the emergency electrical System. The presentation will treat the following subjects: - lay-out of the onsite electrical power sources, - experiences and problems, - back-fitting measures, - periodic testing of the diesels. (author)

  13. Study on biogas premixed charge diesel dual fuelled engine

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    This paper presents an experimental investigation of a small IDI biogas premixed charge diesel dual fuelled CI engine used in agricultural applications. Engine performance, diesel fuel substitution, energy consumption and long term use have been concerned. The attained results show that biogas-diesel dual fuelling of this engine revealed almost no deterioration in engine performance but lower energy conversion efficiency which was offset by the reduced fuel cost of biogas over diesel. The long term use of this engine with biogas-diesel dual fuelling is feasible with some considerations

  14. Performance investigations of a diesel engine using ethyl levulinate-diesel blends

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    Zhi-wei Wang

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Ethyl levulinate (EL can be produced from bio-based levulinic acid (LA and ethanol. Experimental investigations were conducted to evaluate and compare the performances and exhaust emission levels of ethyl levulinate as an additive to conventional diesel fuel, with EL percentages of 5%, 10%, 15% (with 2% n-butanol, and 20% (with 5% n-butanol, in a horizontal single-cylinder four stroke diesel engine. Brake-specific fuel consumptions of the EL-diesel blends were about 10% higher than for pure diesel because of the lower heating value of EL. NOx and CO2 emissions increased with engine power with greater fuel injections, but varied with changing EL content of the blends. CO emissions were similar for all of the fuel formulations. Smoke emissions decreased with increasing EL content.

  15. Diesel-Minimal Combustion Control of a Natural Gas-Diesel Engine

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    Florian Zurbriggen

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates the combustion phasing control of natural gas-diesel engines. In this study, the combustion phasing is influenced by manipulating the start and the duration of the diesel injection. Instead of using both degrees of freedom to control the center of combustion only, we propose a method that simultaneously controls the combustion phasing and minimizes the amount of diesel used. Minimizing the amount of diesel while keeping the center of combustion at a constant value is formulated as an optimization problem with an equality constraint. A combination of feedback control and extremum seeking is used to solve this optimization problem online. The necessity to separate the different time scales is discussed and a structure is proposed that facilitates this separation for this specific example. The proposed method is validated by experiments on a test bench.

  16. Diesel engine emissions and performance from blends of karanja methyl ester and diesel

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    This paper presents the results of investigations carried out in studying the fuel properties of karanja methyl ester (KME) and its blend with diesel from 20% to 80% by volume and in running a diesel engine with these fuels. Engine tests have been carried out with the aim of obtaining comparative measures of torque, power, specific fuel consumption and emissions such as CO, smoke density and NOx to evaluate and compute the behaviour of the diesel engine running on the above-mentioned fuels. The reduction in exhaust emissions together with increase in torque, brake power, brake thermal efficiency and reduction in brake-specific fuel consumption made the blends of karanja esterified oil (B20 and B40) a suitable alternative fuel for diesel and could help in controlling air pollution. (author)

  17. Optimisation of engine operating parameters for turpentine mixed diesel fueled DI diesel engine Using Taguchi Method

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    R.Karthikeyan,

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available In the present investigation a volatile fraction of pinus resin called Turpentine has been tried as an alternative fuel for diesel fuel. As turpentine possess moderate cetane number, the complete replacement of diesel fuel by turpentine oil is not possible. However, blending of turpentine with diesel fuel in large proportion helps to reduce the application of diesel fuel. Hence, the objective of present investigation focused on the maximum possible diesel replacement by turpentine oil. Also, the investigation fixed the optimum level of engine operating parameters suitable for the selected blend operation. As the investigation requires simultaneous optimisation of three parameters, a method called Taguchi was tried in the experiment. The primary advantage of this method is to minimize the number of trails required for the optimisation. As per the taguchi method, nine trials were experimented and the results were used for optimising parameters. In addition, an ANOVA was also performed for the operating parameters to show the percentage contribution of variance over the desired output. The results of thetaguchi experiment identified that the 40T blend (40% turpentine and 60% diesel performed better at 29°BTDC injection timing and at 180 bar injection pressure than other blends and had a capacity to cold start the engine. Using the identified optimum levels, a full range experiment was conducted for 40T blend to compare its performance andemission behaviour with standard diesel operation. The results of the full range experiment showed that the 40T blend offered approximately 2.5% higher brake thermal efficiency than diesel baseline operation without much worsening the exhaust emission.

  18. Green energy: Water-containing acetone–butanol–ethanol diesel blends fueled in diesel engines

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    Highlights: • Water-containing ABE solution (W-ABE) in the diesel is a stable fuel blends. • W-ABE can enhance the energy efficiency of diesel engine and act as a green energy. • W-ABE can reduce the PM, NOx, and PAH emissions very significantly. • The W-ABE can be manufactured from waste bio-mass without competition with food. • The W-ABE can be produced without dehydration process and no surfactant addition. - Abstract: Acetone–Butanol–Ethanol (ABE) is considered a “green” energy resource because it emits less carbon than many other fuels and is produced from biomass that is non-edible. To simulate the use of ABE fermentation products without dehydration and no addition of surfactants, a series of water-containing ABE-diesel blends were investigated. By integrating the diesel engine generator (DEG) and diesel engine dynamometer (DED) results, it was found that a diesel emulsion with 20 vol.% ABE-solution and 0.5 vol.% water (ABE20W0.5) enhanced the brake thermal efficiencies (BTE) by 3.26–8.56%. In addition, the emissions of particulate matter (PM), nitrogen oxides (NOx), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and the toxicity equivalency of PAHs (BaPeq) were reduced by 5.82–61.6%, 3.69–16.4%, 0.699–31.1%, and 2.58–40.2%, respectively, when compared to regular diesel. These benefits resulted from micro-explosion mechanisms, which were caused by water-in-oil droplets, the greater ABE oxygen content, and the cooling effect that is caused by the high vaporization heat of water-containing ABE. Consequently, ABE20W0.5, which is produced by environmentally benign processes (without dehydration and no addition of surfactants), can be a good alternative to diesel because it can improve energy efficiency and reduce pollutant emissions

  19. Production and testing of dates oil and its bio diesel

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    Date palms are very famous trees in Iraq and some other countries. The date oil might use as a fuel in a compression ignition engines. Also, this oil can be used as a raw material to produce a date-bio diesel. In this paper, a new method to extract oil from dates is showed and synthesized bio diesel from this oil. Full description to extraction as well as to Transesterification methods is achieved. The main fuel properties tests are done on the oil and the date-bio diesel. The caloric values, viscosity, density, pour point, cloud point and diesel index are tested for date's oil and for its bio diesel. A comparison with diesel oil is hold to show the utility of this oil and its bio diesel for using in compression ignition engines. (author)

  20. Phytoremediation of subarctic soil contaminated with diesel fuel

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    Palmroth, M.R.T.; Puhakka, J.A. [Tampere University of Technology (Finland). Institute of Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology; Pichtel, J. [Ball State University, Muncie, IN (United States). Natural Resources and Environmental Management

    2002-09-01

    The effects of several plant species, native to northern latitudes, and different soil amendments, on diesel fuel removal from soil were studied. Plant treatments included Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), Poplar (Populus deltoides x Wettsteinii), a grass mixture (Red fescue, Festuca rubra; Smooth meadowgrass, Poa pratensis and Perennial ryegrass, Lolium perenne) and a legume mixture (White clover, Trifolium repens and Pea, Pisum sativum). Soil amendments included NPK fertiliser, a compost extract and a microbial enrichment culture. Diesel fuel disappeared more rapidly in the legume treatment than in other plant treatments. The presence of poplar and pine enhanced removal of diesel fuel, but removal under grass was similar to that with no vegetation. Soil amendments did not enhance diesel fuel removal significantly. Grass roots accumulated diesel-range compounds. This study showed that utilisation of selected plants accelerates removal of diesel fuel in soil and may serve as a viable, low-cost remedial technology for diesel-contaminated soils in subarctic regions. (author)

  1. Switch to Diesels Cuts Transportation Costs.

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    Meyer, Kay

    1982-01-01

    Since the acquisition of diesel-powered school buses for the Half Hollow Hills (New York) School District, fuel efficiency has doubled. This has helped cover the costs of refurbishing older buses and establishing a more sophisticated shop operation and more efficient recordkeeping. (Author/MLF)

  2. Jatropha bio-diesel production and use

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    The interest in using Jatropha curcas L. (JCL) as a feedstock for the production of bio-diesel is rapidly growing. The properties of the crop and its oil have persuaded investors, policy makers and clean development mechanism (CDM) project developers to consider JCL as a substitute for fossil fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, JCL is still a wild plant of which basic agronomic properties are not thoroughly understood and the environmental effects have not been investigated yet. Gray literature reports are very optimistic on simultaneous wasteland reclamation capability and oil yields, further fueling the Jatropha bio-diesel hype. In this paper, we give an overview of the currently available information on the different process steps of the production process of bio-diesel from JCL, being cultivation and production of seeds, extraction of the oil, conversion to and the use of the bio-diesel and the by-products. Based on this collection of data and information the best available practice, the shortcomings and the potential environmental risks and benefits are discussed for each production step. The review concludes with a call for general precaution and for science to be applied. (author)

  3. Jatropha bio-diesel production and use

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    The interest in using Jatropha curcas L. (JCL) as a feedstock for the production of bio-diesel is rapidly growing. The properties of the crop and its oil have persuaded investors, policy makers and clean development mechanism (CDM) project developers to consider JCL as a substitute for fossil fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, JCL is still a wild plant of which basic agronomic properties are not thoroughly understood and the environmental effects have not been investigated yet. Gray literature reports are very optimistic on simultaneous wasteland reclamation capability and oil yields, further fueling the Jatropha bio-diesel hype. In this paper, we give an overview of the currently available information on the different process steps of the production process of bio-diesel from JCL, being cultivation and production of seeds, extraction of the oil, conversion to and the use of the bio-diesel and the by-products. Based on this collection of data and information the best available practice, the shortcomings and the potential environmental risks and benefits are discussed for each production step. The review concludes with a call for general precaution and for science to be applied

  4. Exploring Low Emission Lubricants for Diesel Engines

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    Perez, J. M.

    2000-07-06

    A workshop to explore the technological issues involved with the removal of sulfur from lubricants and the development of low emission diesel engine oils was held in Scottsdale, Arizona, January 30 through February 1, 2000. It presented an overview of the current technology by means of panel discussions and technical presentations from industry, government, and academia.

  5. Bioremediation of diesel fuel contaminated soils

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    Bioremediation techniques were successfully employed in the cost-effective cleanup of approximately 8400 gallons of diesel fuel which had been accidentally discharged at a warehouse in New Jersey. Surrounding soils were contaminated with the diesel fuel at concentrations exceeding 1,470 mg/kg total petroleum hydrocarbons as measured by infrared spectroscopy (TPH-IR, EPA method 418.1, modified for soils). This paper reports on treatment of the contaminated soils through enhanced biological land treatment which was chosen for the soil remediation pursuant to a New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System - Discharge to Ground Water (NJPDES-DGW) permit. Biological land treatment of diesel fuel focuses on the breakdown of the hydrocarbon fractions by indigenous aerobic microorganisms in the layers of soil where oxygen is made available. Metabolism by these microorganisms can ultimately reduce the hydrocarbons to innocuous end products. The purpose of biological land treatment was to reduce the concentration of the petroleum hydrocarbon constituents of the diesel fuel in the soil to 100 ppm total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH)

  6. Performance and Emission of Small Diesel Engine Using Diesel-Crude Palm Oil-Water Emulsion as Fuel

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    Kiatsiriroat, T.; T. Deethayat; A. Permsuwan; J. Narkpakdee

    2012-01-01

    Diesel and crude palm oil (CPO) emulsion was drop-in replaced of diesel oil in a small diesel engine to test the engine performance and emission. In the study, the compositions of diesel/CPO/water of 95/0/5, 90/0/10, 90/5/5, 85/5/10, 85/10/5 and 80/10/10 by volume were used in a four-stroke single cylinder diesel engine having a pre-combustion chamber. The engine speed was in a range of 1000 – 2000 rpm.

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  7. Mecanismos do ciclo sono-vigília Sleep-wake cycle mechanisms

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    Flávio Alóe

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available Três sub-divisões hipotalâmicas são importantes no ciclo sono-vigília: o hipotálamo anterior (núcleos gabaérgicos e núcleos supraquiasmáticos, o hipotálamo posterior (núcleo túbero-mamilar histaminérgico e o hipotálamo lateral (sistema hipocretinas. O sistema gabaérgico inibitório do núcleo pré-óptico ventro-lateral (VLPO do hipotálamo anterior é responsável pelo início e manutenção do sono NREM. Os neurônios supraquiasmáticos (NSQs do hipotálamo anterior são responsáveis pelo ritmo circadiano do ciclo sono-vigília. Os núcleos aminérgicos, histaminérgicos, as hipocretinas e núcleos colinérgicos do prosencéfalo basal apresentam-se ativos durante a vigília, inibindo o núcleo pré-óptico ventro-lateral, promovendo a vigília. O processo de inibição-estimulação é a base do modelo da interação recíproca entre os grupos de células wake-off-sleep-on e células wake-off-sleep-on reguladores do ciclo sono-vigília. O modelo da interação recíproca também se aplica aos núcleos colinérgicos (células REM-on e aminérgicos (células REM-off do tronco cerebral no controle temporal do sono REM-NREM.Neurochemically distinct systems interact regulating sleep and wakefulness. Wakefulness is promoted by aminergic, acetylcholinergic brainstem and hypothalamic systems. Each of these arousal systems supports wakefulness and coordinated activity is required for alertness and EEG activation. Neurons in the pons and preoptic area control rapid eye movement and non-rapid eye movement sleep. Mutual inhibition between these wake- and sleep-regulating systems generate behavioral states. An up-to-date understanding of these systems should allow clinicians and researchers to better understand the effects of drugs, lesions, and neurologic disease on sleep and wakefulness.

  8. Aspectos nutricionais relacionados ao ciclo menstrual Nutritional aspects related to menstrual cycle

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    Helena Alves de Carvalho SAMPAIO

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo da presente revisão é apresentar os principais tópicos discutidos na literatura quanto à associação da nutrição com o ciclo menstrual, contribuindo para a implementação do atendimento nutricional de mulheres. São revisados aspectos referentes à fisiologia da menstruação, alterações metabólicas durante o ciclo menstrual e comportamentos alimentares associados a ele. Considerando-se o ciclo menstrual dividido em duas fases, a folicular e a lútea, é nesta última que são descritas mais alterações, como retenção de água, elevação de peso, aumento de demanda energética, modificações no perfil lipídico e no metabolismo de vitamina D, cálcio, magnésio e ferro, hipersensibilidade emocional, dores generalizadas e mudança do comportamento alimentar. Em relação a este último item, podem ocorrer maior ingestão energética e o desenvolvimento de compulsões alimentares, principalmente por chocolate, doces e alimentos muito salgados. É fundamental que todos os aspectos citados sejam investigados durante a consulta nutricional, a fim de serem adotadas condutas mais específicas.The aim of the present review is to show the most important topics discussed in literature about the association between nutrition and menstrual cycle, contributing to improve the nutritional care for women. Aspects related to physiology of the menstruation, metabolic changes and feeding behavior during the menstrual cycle are reviewed. Considering the menstrual cycle divided in two phases, follicular and luteal, it is in this last one that more alterations are described, like fluid retention, weight gain, increase in caloric needs, modifications in the lipid profile and in the metabolism of vitamin D, calcium, magnesium and iron, emotional hypersensitivity, aches and changes in feeding behavior. In relation to this last item, it can occur a higher caloric intake and the development of food cravings, mainly for chocolate, candies and

  9. Fosfolipasa A2-II sérica durante el ciclo menstrual, embarazo y puerperio

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    Eduardo Reyna-Villasmil

    2003-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Evaluar los niveles circulantes de fosfolipasa A2-II durante el ciclo menstrual normal y determinar sus alteraciones en las concentraciones maternas circulantes durante el ciclo menstrual, el embarazo y el puerperio. Método: Las concentraciones séricas de fosfolipasa A2-II se compararon entre 28 mujeres no embarazadas con ciclo menstruales normales, 57 embarazadas normales y 11 mujeres en el séptimo día del posparto normal. También se cuantificó en 8 pacientes con amenaza de parto pretérmino. Los niveles de fosfolipasa A2-II antes y después del parto se cuantificaron para determinar las diferencias en 8 neonatos obtenidos por vía vaginal y 8 por cesárea selectiva. Se tomó una muestra de sangre de 10 mL en la mañana y se realizó una prueba inmunorradiométrica, usando la combinación de dos anticuerpos monoclonales, para determinar la fosfolipasa A2-II en el suero. Resultados: Las concentraciones séricas de fosfolipasa A2-II en la fase lútea fueron significativamente menores que en la fase menstrual o folicular (pObjective: To evaluate phospholipaseA2-II circulating levels during normal menstrual cycle and determine alterations in maternal circulating phospholipaseA2-II concentrations during menstrual cycle, pregnancy and puerperium. Method: Serum phospholipaseA2-II concentrations were compared among 28 non-pregnant women with normal menstrual cycle, 57 normal pregnant women and 11 women at seventh day of puerperium. Also were measured in 8 patients with threatened premature labor. phospholipaseA2-II levels before and after delivery were made to determine differences in 8 neonates delivered vaginally and 8 neonates delivered by cesarean section. A 10-mL blood sample was obtained in the morning and an immunoradiometric assay, using two monoclonal antibodies, to determine serum phospholipaseA2-II. Results: Serum phospholipaseA2-II concentrations at luteal phase were significantly lower than those at menstrual o follicular

  10. Carbonyl compounds emitted by a diesel engine fuelled with diesel and biodiesel-diesel blends: Sampling optimization and emissions profile

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    Guarieiro, Lílian Lefol Nani; Pereira, Pedro Afonso de Paula; Torres, Ednildo Andrade; da Rocha, Gisele Olimpio; de Andrade, Jailson B.

    Biodiesel is emerging as a renewable fuel, hence becoming a promising alternative to fossil fuels. Biodiesel can form blends with diesel in any ratio, and thus could replace partially, or even totally, diesel fuel in diesel engines what would bring a number of environmental, economical and social advantages. Although a number of studies are available on regulated substances, there is a gap of studies on unregulated substances, such as carbonyl compounds, emitted during the combustion of biodiesel, biodiesel-diesel and/or ethanol-biodiesel-diesel blends. CC is a class of hazardous pollutants known to be participating in photochemical smog formation. In this work a comparison was carried out between the two most widely used CC collection methods: C18 cartridges coated with an acid solution of 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (2,4-DNPH) and impinger bottles filled in 2,4-DNPH solution. Sampling optimization was performed using a 2 2 factorial design tool. Samples were collected from the exhaust emissions of a diesel engine with biodiesel and operated by a steady-state dynamometer. In the central body of factorial design, the average of the sum of CC concentrations collected using impingers was 33.2 ppmV but it was only 6.5 ppmV for C18 cartridges. In addition, the relative standard deviation (RSD) was 4% for impingers and 37% for C18 cartridges. Clearly, the impinger system is able to collect CC more efficiently, with lower error than the C18 cartridge system. Furthermore, propionaldehyde was nearly not sampled by C18 system at all. For these reasons, the impinger system was chosen in our study. The optimized sampling conditions applied throughout this study were: two serially connected impingers each containing 10 mL of 2,4-DNPH solution at a flow rate of 0.2 L min -1 during 5 min. A profile study of the C1-C4 vapor-phase carbonyl compound emissions was obtained from exhaust of pure diesel (B0), pure biodiesel (B100) and biodiesel-diesel mixtures (B2, B5, B10, B20, B50, B

  11. A proposal for the modular integration of the renewable energy sources, via hydrogen, and the Rankine power cycle; Una propuesta de integracion modular de las fuentes de energia renovables, via hidrogeno, y el ciclo de potencia Rankine

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    Sanchez Dirzo, Rafael

    2004-07-01

    This thesis synthesizes the state-of-the-art of the modular integration of the renewable energy sources and the Ranking power cycle. This is possible to obtain due to the development of the hydrogen production technologies and with it the chemical storage of the energies solar, Aeolian (wind) and tidal, among others. The purpose of this thesis is the assessment of hydrogen as fuel, its obtaining through the breaking of the water molecule using the renewable energies and the thermodynamic analysis of two prototypes for its energy conversion into electricity and power, voltage and fixed frequency: the first one at laboratory scale of 800 W and the second one, on industrial scale of 1 GW of power. Included here is the synthesis of the increasing bibliography on the development of the hydrogen technologies and the renewable energies, passing through the mass and energy balance in the power cycles until proposing, at the level of Process Flow Charts of the results of the proposed prototypes. The products show the possibility of constructing and operating the experimental prototype, whereas the thermodynamic analysis suggests that the industrial prototype is viable. The economic analysis of both proposals is part of a doctorate project in process. [Spanish] Esta tesis sintetiza el estado del arte de la integracion modular de las fuentes de energia renovables y el ciclo de potencia Ranking. Esto es posible lograrlo debido al desarrollo de las tecnologias de produccion de hidrogeno y con ello el almacenamiento quimico de las energias solar, eolica y maremotriz, entre otras. Es objetivo de esta tesis la valoracion del hidrogeno como combustible, su obtencion a traves del rompimiento de la molecula del agua utilizando las energias renovables y el analisis termodinamico de dos prototipo para su conversion energetica en electricidad a potencia, voltaje y frecuencia fijos: el primero a escala de laboratorio de 800 W y el segundo, a escala industrial de 1 GW de potencia. Se

  12. Características morfológicas e funcionais do corpo lúteo durante o ciclo estral em vacas da raça Gir Morphologic and functional characteristics of corpora lutea during estrous cycle in Gir cattle

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    J.H.M. Viana

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    Full Text Available Estudaram-se o desenvolvimento, a função e a regressão luteal em vacas da raça Gir. As características morfológicas do corpo lúteo foram avaliadas ao longo de um ciclo estral completo (n=15, utilizando-se um aparelho portátil de ultra-som. A atividade luteal foi monitorada pela concentração plasmática de progesterona. O corpo lúteo foi inicialmente identificado aos 3,28±0,19 dias após a ovulação. Observou-se efeito significativo do dia do ciclo sobre a área da seção transversal do corpo lúteo (P50,05cm²/dia, e a taxa de regressão entre os dias 16 e 21 foi de -0,36±0,04cm²/dia. As características morfológicas e funcionais do corpo lúteo de vacas da raça Gir são semelhantes àquelas observadas em outras raças bovinas.Luteal development, function and regression were studied in Gir cattle. Morphologic characteristics of corpora lutea were evaluated during the estrous cycle (n=15, using a portable ultrasound device. Luteal activity was evaluated by serum progesterone. The corpus luteum was first identified at 3.28±0.19 days after ovulation. There was a day effect on corpus luteum cross-section area (P<0.0001, on luteal tissue cross-section area (P<0.0001 and on progesterone levels (P<0.0001. Maximum corpus luteum cross-section area occurred between days 7 and 16 of the estrous cycle. During this period, mean corpus luteum area was 3.21±0.05cm², mean luteal cavity area was 0.42±0.04cm², luteal tissue was 3.06±0.05cm², and mean progesterone concentration was 4.61±0.17ng/ml. Luteal growth rate between first detection and day 7 was 0.42±0.05cm²/day, and regression rate between days 16 and 21 was -0.36±0.04cm²/day. Corpora lutea characteristics in Gir cattle were similar to those observed in other cattle breeds.

  13. Pneumatic hybridization of a diesel engine using compressed air storage for wind-diesel energy generation

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    In this paper, we are studying an innovative solution to reduce fuel consumption and production cost for electricity production by Diesel generators. The solution is particularly suitable for remote areas where the cost of energy is very high not only because of inherent cost of technology but also due to transportation costs. It has significant environmental benefits as the use of fossil fuels for electricity generation is a significant source of GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions. The use of hybrid systems that combine renewable sources, especially wind, and Diesel generators, reduces fuel consumption and operation cost and has environmental benefits. Adding a storage element to the hybrid system increases the penetration level of the renewable sources, that is the percentage of renewable energy in the overall production, and further improves fuel savings. In a previous work, we demonstrated that CAES (Compressed Air Energy Storage) has numerous advantages for hybrid wind-diesel systems due to its low cost, high power density and reliability. The pneumatic hybridization of the Diesel engine consists to introduce the CAES through the admission valve. We have proven that we can improve the combustion efficiency and therefore the fuel consumption by optimizing Air/Fuel ratio thanks to the CAES assistance. As a continuation of these previous analyses, we studied the effect of the intake pressure and temperature and the exhaust pressure on the thermodynamic cycle of the diesel engine and determined the values of these parameters that will optimize fuel consumption. -- Highlights: ► Fuel economy analysis of a simple pneumatic hybridization of the Diesel engine using stored compressed air. ► Thermodynamic analysis of the pneumatic hybridization of diesel engines for hybrid wind-diesel energy systems. ► Analysis of intake pressure and temperature of compressed air and exhaust pressure on pressure/temperature during Diesel thermodynamic cycle. ► Direct admission of

  14. Implicaciones del estudio de inestabilidad del ciclo celular en la biología del cáncer.

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    Luis Tume-Farfán

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Todas las células poseen mecanismos para mantener la integridad genómica que es vital para la supervivencia celular y la proliferación. Las células se dividen a tasas normale s durante su tiempo de vida, cuando esta tasa sobrepasa los límites normales ocurren alteraciones a nivel genético que afectan el control del ciclo celular por lo tanto estas células crecen y se dividen sin control y ya no responden a señalización extrace lular que indica la detención del ciclo y la apoptosis, estos mecanismos son los encargados de la prevención del cáncer que por lo generales se produce a través de la regulación estricta del ciclo celular por grupos de proteínas que interactúan entre sí e n una secuencia muy específica de eventos. Son estos acontecimientos los que determinan si el ciclo celular seguirá adelante o quedará estancado entre etapas. La falta de eficiencia en la replicación del ADN y el mantenimiento de esta macromolécula puede s er consecuencia de mutaciones deletéreas que conducen a la muerte celular o, en los organismos multicelulares a cáncer. El objetivo de esta revisión es discutir las vías de transducción de señales conocidas que regulan la progresión del ciclo celular y los mecanismos que las células emplean para asegurar la estabilidad del ADN, así como los avances que se están alcanzando en una forma de evitar esta proliferación descontrolada en las células con tendencia a ser cancerosa

  15. Support vector machine to predict diesel engine performance and emission parameters fueled with nano-particles additive to diesel fuel

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    Ghanbari, M.; Najafi, G.; Ghobadian, B.; Mamat, R.; Noor, M. M.; Moosavian, A.

    2015-12-01

    This paper studies the use of adaptive Support Vector Machine (SVM) to predict the performance parameters and exhaust emissions of a diesel engine operating on nanodiesel blended fuels. In order to predict the engine parameters, the whole experimental data were randomly divided into training and testing data. For SVM modelling, different values for radial basis function (RBF) kernel width and penalty parameters (C) were considered and the optimum values were then found. The results demonstrate that SVM is capable of predicting the diesel engine performance and emissions. In the experimental step, Carbon nano tubes (CNT) (40, 80 and 120 ppm) and nano silver particles (40, 80 and 120 ppm) with nanostructure were prepared and added as additive to the diesel fuel. Six cylinders, four-stroke diesel engine was fuelled with these new blended fuels and operated at different engine speeds. Experimental test results indicated the fact that adding nano particles to diesel fuel, increased diesel engine power and torque output. For nano-diesel it was found that the brake specific fuel consumption (bsfc) was decreased compared to the net diesel fuel. The results proved that with increase of nano particles concentrations (from 40 ppm to 120 ppm) in diesel fuel, CO2 emission increased. CO emission in diesel fuel with nano-particles was lower significantly compared to pure diesel fuel. UHC emission with silver nano-diesel blended fuel decreased while with fuels that contains CNT nano particles increased. The trend of NOx emission was inverse compared to the UHC emission. With adding nano particles to the blended fuels, NOx increased compared to the net diesel fuel. The tests revealed that silver & CNT nano particles can be used as additive in diesel fuel to improve complete combustion of the fuel and reduce the exhaust emissions significantly.

  16. Efecto in vitro de olomoucina en el ciclo celular de linfocitos humanos

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    Camargo M.

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available La olomoucina, un derivado de purina relacionado con el ATP, ha sido reportado como uneficiente inhibidor del ciclo celular de células animales y vegetales, debido a su alta especificidadpor las ciclinas dependientes de kinasa (CDK CDK1 y CDK2, su capacidad radica en inhibir elciclo celular en las transiciones G2/M y G1/S respectivamente. Con el objetivo de explorar lapotencial aplicación de la olomoucina en el análisis citogenético de alta resolución y estudiosde proliferación celular en cultivos primarios, linfocitos humanos fueron cultivados en RPMI1640 suplementado con suero bovino fetal al 5%, estimuladas durante 72 horas con PHA yposteriormente tratadas con concentraciones de 50, 100 y 200 mM durante 12 y 24 horas.

  17. Mecanismos do ciclo sono-vigília Sleep-wake cycle mechanisms

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    Flávio Alóe; Alexandre Pinto de Azevedo; Rosa Hasan

    2005-01-01

    Três sub-divisões hipotalâmicas são importantes no ciclo sono-vigília: o hipotálamo anterior (núcleos gabaérgicos e núcleos supraquiasmáticos), o hipotálamo posterior (núcleo túbero-mamilar histaminérgico) e o hipotálamo lateral (sistema hipocretinas). O sistema gabaérgico inibitório do núcleo pré-óptico ventro-lateral (VLPO) do hipotálamo anterior é responsável pelo início e manutenção do sono NREM. Os neurônios supraquiasmáticos (NSQs) do hipotálamo anterior são responsáveis pelo ritmo circ...

  18. La sostenibilidad en la arquitectura industrializada: cerrando el ciclo de los materiales

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    Wadel, G.

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available The condition of sustainability, from a physical point of view, can be defined as the closure of the material cycle. This is reached in determined systems, in the absence of residual flows, and in which resources are constantly recycled. Such systems can encounter serious obstacles in the productive model that characterises the majority of contemporary industry. The productive model, born during the Industrial Revolution, can be summarised by the following lineal sequence: extraction > manufacture > use > residue. In contrast, this research focuses on a productive model from the ecological industry, based on the example of the biosphere as a recycling machine. Requiring the elimination of the concept of residues, the system can be summarised by the following continuous cycle: recycling-manufacturing-use-recycling. The hypothesis posed is as follows: using technology presently available, represented by the lightweight modular construction that is commercialised by renting (making it possible to return the modules to the factory once their useful life is over, therefore recuperating resources, a management system capable to close the material cycle at least to 90% can be developed. (conventional building construction currently manages a recycling value of 10% of used resources.

    La condición de sostenibilidad, desde el punto de vista físico, puede ser definida como el cierre de los ciclos materiales, alcanzándose éste en un sistema determinado cuando no existen flujos de residuos sino que los recursos se reciclan constantemente. Tal condición encuentra un fuerte obstáculo en el modelo productivo que caracteriza a la mayor parte de la industria contemporánea, nacido en la revolución industrial, que puede sintetizarse en la secuencia lineal extracción > fabricación > uso > residuo. En oposición a ello, el modelo productivo en el que se centra la investigación que aquí se presenta es la ecología industrial y se basa en el

  19. La persistencia de la desigualdad en la última fase del ciclo vital

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    Rodríguez Alemán, Rosalía

    2011-01-01

    Desde el marco analítico de la perspectiva de género, se analiza la satisfacción en la última etapa del ciclo vital. Se parte del hecho de que las mujeres son más longevas que los varones, por lo que es factible suponer que en la tercera edad pueden acceder a una autorrealización postergada al no estar sometidas a la satisfacción de las necesidades ajenas (familiares y/o comunitarias), lo que les permitiría vivir la vejez de manera más satisfactoria que sus coetáneos. La investigación, sin...

  20. Quase adulta, quase velha: por que antecipar as fases do ciclo vital?

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    Russel Parry Scott

    2001-01-01

    A partir de duas observações em gerações diferentes, identifica-se um fenômeno de antecipação da passagem pelas fases do ciclo vital que merece uma interpretação. Muitas jovens engravidam, casando ou não, e se tornam mães. Muitas mulheres na faixa de quarenta e cinco a cinqüenta anos ingressam em "grupos de idosos". A interpretação oferecida examina as conseqüências 1) da transição demográfica (e decorrente envelhecimento populacional) em dar visibilidade especial a estas gerações examinadas,...

  1. Guías preventivas por ciclo vital individual en Colombia

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    Carlos Andrés Pineda

    2006-01-01

    Las guías preventivas son una condensación de las diferentes intervenciones en promoción de la salud y prevención de la enfermedad que se hacen para intervenir las poblaciones. Contienen estrategias de consejería, filtrado y medidas específicas de protección. Se menciona las características de una prueba de cribado. Se presentan las guías preventivas por cada ciclo vital individual en cuanto a medidas de consejería, protección específica y filtro. Así, se ofrece una guía concreta sobre las ...

  2. Desenvolvimento de um sistema de controlo para um motor a funcionar segundo um Ciclo de Otto

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    Abrantes, Ricardo Afonso Pereira Braz

    2008-01-01

    O presente trabalho tinha o como propósito o desenvolvimento de um sistema de controlo para gerir um grupo propulsor constituído por um motor a funcionar segundo o ciclo de Otto e uma caixa de velocidades. Era também objectivo do trabalho testar as soluções propostas. Neste trabalho é sugerido um método de teste de injectores, um método de gestão do motor e da caixa de velocidades. No método de gestão do motor incluem-se rotinas de geração de mistura e posterior igniç...

  3. Los ciclos económicos departamentales en Colombia, 1960-2011

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    Fredy Vásquez Bedoya

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se estima el ciclo del PIB nacional y de algunos departamentos entre 1960 y 2011 usando el modelo de tendencia lineal local de Nelson y Plosser, así como el coeficiente de correlación entre el componente cíclico de las series del PIB departamental y nacional para clasificar sus co-movimientos. El estudio revela una diversidad de comportamientos de las fluctuaciones económicas departamentales con respecto a la nacional y, además, que las economías departamentales fuertemente procíclicas son las más diversificadas y más ricas.

  4. 40 CFR 80.512 - May an importer treat diesel fuel as blendstock?

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 16 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false May an importer treat diesel fuel as..., and Marine Diesel Fuel; and ECA Marine Fuel General Information § 80.512 May an importer treat diesel... this subpart, and instead may designate such diesel fuel as diesel fuel treated as blendstock...

  5. Preparation and emission characteristics of ethanol-diesel fuel blends

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    ZHANG Run-duo; HE Hong; SHI Xiao-yan; ZHANG Chang-bin; HE Bang-quan; WANG Jian-xin

    2004-01-01

    The preparation of ethanol-diesel fuel blends and their emission characteristics were investigated. Results showed the absolute ethanol can dissolve in diesel fuel at an arbitrary ratio and a small quantity of water(0.2%) addition can lead to the phase separation of blends. An organic additive was synthesized and it can develop the ability of resistance to water and maintain the stability of ethanol-diesel-trace amounts of water system. The emission characteristics of 10%, 20%, and 30% ethanol-diesel fuel blends, with or without additives, were compared with those of diesel fuel in a direct injection(DI) diesel engine. The experimental results indicated that the blend of ethanol with diesel fuel significantly reduced the concentrations of smoke, hydrocarbon(HC), and carbon monoxide(CO) in exhaust gas. Using 20% ethanol-diesel fuel blend with the additive of 2% of the total volume, the optimum mixing ratio was achieved, at which the bench diesel engine testing showed a significant decrease in exhaust gas. Bosch smoke number was reduced by 55%, HC emission by 70%, and CO emission by 45%, at 13 kW/1540 r/min. However, ethanol-diesel fuel blends produced a few ppm acetaldehydes and more ethanol in exhaust gas.

  6. Oxidant generation and toxicity enhancement of aged-diesel exhaust

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    Li, Qianfeng; Wyatt, Anna; Kamens, Richard M.

    Diesel exhaust related airborne Particulate Matter (PM) has been linked to a myriad of adverse health outcomes, ranging from cancer to cardiopulmonary disease. The underlying toxicological mechanisms are of great scientific interest. A hypothesis under investigation is that many of the adverse health effects may derive from oxidative stress, initiated by the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) within affected cells. In this study, the main objective was to determine whether aged-diesel exhaust PM has a higher oxidant generation and toxicity than fresh diesel exhaust PM. The diesel exhaust PM was generated from a 1980 Mercedes-Benz model 300SD, and a dual 270 m 3 Teflon film chamber was utilized to generate two test atmospheres. One side of the chamber is used to produce ozone-diesel exhaust PM system, and another side of the chamber was used to produce diesel exhaust PM only system. A newly optimized dithiothreitol (DTT) method was used to assess their oxidant generation and toxicity. The results of this study showed: (1) both fresh and aged-diesel exhaust PM had high oxidant generation and toxicity; (2) ozone-diesel exhaust PM had a higher toxicity response than diesel exhaust PM only; (3) the diesel exhaust PM toxicity increased with time; (4) the optimized DTT method could be used as a good quantitative chemical assay for oxidant generation and toxicity measurement.

  7. Study of turbocharged diesel engine operation, pollutant emissions and combustion noise radiation during starting with bio-diesel or n-butanol diesel fuel blends

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    Highlights: → Turbocharged diesel engine emissions during starting with bio-diesel or n-butanol diesel blends. → Peak pollutant emissions due to turbo-lag. → Significant bio-diesel effects on combustion behavior and stability. → Negative effects on NO emissions for both blends. → Positive effects on smoke emissions only for n-butanol blend. -- Abstract: The control of transient emissions from turbocharged diesel engines is an important objective for automotive manufacturers, as stringent criteria for exhaust emissions must be met. Starting, in particular, is a process of significant importance owing to its major contribution to the overall emissions during a transient test cycle. On the other hand, bio-fuels are getting impetus today as renewable substitutes for conventional fuels, especially in the transport sector. In the present work, experimental tests were conducted at the authors' laboratory on a bus/truck, turbocharged diesel engine in order to investigate the formation mechanisms of nitric oxide (NO), smoke, and combustion noise radiation during hot starting for various alternative fuel blends. To this aim, a fully instrumented test bed was set up, using ultra-fast response analyzers capable of capturing the instantaneous development of emissions as well as various other key engine and turbocharger parameters. The experimental test matrix included three different fuels, namely neat diesel fuel and two blends of diesel fuel with either bio-diesel (30% by vol.) or n-butanol (25% by vol.). With reference to the neat diesel fuel case during the starting event, the bio-diesel blend resulted in deterioration of both pollutant emissions as well as increased combustion instability, while the n-butanol (normal butanol) blend decreased significantly exhaust gas opacity but increased notably NO emission.

  8. Uso de meia dose de agonista do GnRH de depósito para supressão hipofisária em ciclos de fertilização in vitro Half-dose long-acting form of GnRH agonist for pituitary suppression in cycles of in vitro fertilization

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    Élvio Tognotti

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: descrever a experiência de um serviço de reprodução assistida com a utilização de meia dose de agonista do GnRH de depósito para a supressão hipofisária em ciclos de fertilização in vitro (FIV. MÉTODOS: estudo prospectivo em que foram avaliados ciclos de FIV ou "intracytoplasmatic sperm injection" (ICSI utilizando meia dose de acetato de leuprolide de depósito, iniciado na fase lútea média do ciclo menstrual, no período de agosto de 2005 a março de 2006. Foi administrado FSH recombinante para indução ovariana controlada em dose variada. O hCG era administrado quando pelo menos um folículo atingisse 19 mm de diâmetro máximo. Realizou-se FIV ou ICSI nos oócitos maduros de acordo com fator de infertilidade. Transferiram-se até quatro embriões por paciente no segundo ou terceiro dia após a captação. O uso de progesterona foi iniciado no mesmo dia da coleta oocitária. A dosagem sérica de beta-hCG foi realizada no 14° dia após a coleta dos oócitos. Foram avaliados os seguintes parâmetros: número de ciclos aspirados, ciclos cancelados e ciclos transferidos, quantidade total de FSH utilizado, número de oócitos maduros, taxa de fertilização, número de embriões transferidos, taxa de implantação embrionária e taxa de gestação clínica. RESULTADOS: 109 ciclos de FIV/ICSI utilizaram o protocolo descrito. A média de idade das pacientes foi 34,9 anos. A taxa de cancelamento foi de 1,8% dos ciclos iniciados. Foram utilizadas 1.905 UI de gonadotrofina, em média, por ciclo iniciado. Um total de 86,5% dos oócitos obtidos eram maduros, e a taxa de fertilização foi de 76,3%. A média de embriões transferidos foi 2,7. As taxas de gestação por aspiração e por transferência foram 25,2 e 25,7%, respectivamente. Um total de 26,3% das gestações eram gemelares e 5,3%, trigemelares. CONCLUSÃO: a administração de meia dose (1,87 mg de acetato de leuprolide de depósito para bloqueio hipofisário pode ser

  9. El análisis del ciclo de vida en la cuantificación de desechos de dos productos elaborados a partir de langosta

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    Cruz Núñez, G.

    2010-01-01

    El Análisis del Ciclo de Vida (ACV) es un método para analizar y evaluar los efectos y cargas ambientales causados por un producto, proceso o actividad durante su ciclo de vida completo “de la cuna a la tumba”, constituye una herramienta integral orientada hacia el producto y analiza las consecuencias potenciales que el mismo pueda causar para el medio ambiente a lo largo de su ciclo de vida. En el trabajo se realiza, de manera preliminar, el ACV a dos productos elaborados a parti...

  10. Estudio de Reducción del Consumo de Agua desmineralizada de una Central Térmica de Ciclo Combinado Aplicando la Estrategia Six Sigma

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    Vila González, Carlos Jesús

    2013-01-01

    Este proyecto fin de carrera surge de la necesidad de reducir el consumo de agua desmineralizada de caldera en una central de ciclo combinado. La fabricación y aportación al ciclo de agua desmineralizada, así como su adecuación química al proceso, hace que sea un elemento que interviene de forma importante en los costes de producción del proceso, por lo que se hace indispensable reducir su consumo. La central térmica de ciclo combinado que nos ocupa consta de un solo tren de potencia, fo...

  11. Multi-zone modeling of Diesel engine fuel spray development with vegetable oil, bio-diesel or Diesel fuels

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    This work presents a model of fuel sprays development in the cylinders of Diesel engines that is two-dimensional, multi-zone, with the issuing jet (from the nozzle) divided into several discrete volumes, called 'zones', formed along the direction of the fuel injection as well as across it. The model follows each zone, with its own time history, as the spray penetrates into the swirling air environment of the combustion chamber before and after wall impingement. After the jet break up time, a group of droplets is generated in each zone, with the model following their motion during heating, evaporation and mixing with the in-cylinder air. The model is applied for the interesting case of using vegetable oils or their derived bio-diesels as fuels, which recently are considered as promising alternatives to petroleum distillates since they are derived from biological sources. Although there are numerous experimental studies that show curtailment of the emitted smoke with possible increase of the emitted NO x against the use of Diesel fuel, there is an apparent scarcity of theoretical models scrutinizing the formation mechanisms of combustion generated emissions when using these biologically derived fuels. Thus, in the present work, a theoretical detailed model of spray formation is developed that is limited to the related investigation of the physical processes by decoupling it from the chemical effects after combustion initiation. The analysis results show how the widely differing physical properties of these fuels, against the normal Diesel fuel, affect greatly the spray formation and consequently the combustion mechanism and the related emissions

  12. Effect of diesel addition on the performance of cottonseed oil fuelled DI diesel engine

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    Leenus Jesu Martin. M, Edwin Geo. V, Prithviraj. D

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available In this investigation the viscosity of cottonseed oil, which has been considered as an alternative fuel for the compression Ignition (C.I engine was decreased by blending with diesel. The blends of varying proportions of cottonseed oil and diesel were prepared, analyzed and compared with the performance of diesel fuel and studied using a single cylinder C.I. engine. Significant improvement in engine performance was observed compared to neat cottonseed oil as a fuel. The brake thermal efficiency, specific fuel consumption, volumetric efficiency, peak cylinder pressure, smoke, CO, HC, NO and the exhaust gas temperatures were analyzed. The tests showed increase in the brake thermal efficiencies of the engine as the amount of diesel in the blend increased. The volumetric efficiency of the engine also increased when compared with that of neat cottonseed oil and the exhaust gas temperature with the blends decreased. The smoke, CO and HC emissions of the engine ware also less with the blends. From the engine test results it has been established that 20–40% of cottonseed oil can be substituted for diesel without any engine modification as a fuel.

  13. Eucalyptus Biodiesel as an Alternative to Diesel Fuel: Preparation and Tests on DI Diesel Engine

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    Tarabet, Lyes; Loubar, Khaled; Lounici, Mohand Said; Hanchi, Samir; Tazerout, Mohand

    2012-01-01

    Nowadays, the increasing oil consumption throughout the world induces crucial economical, security, and environmental problems. As a result, intensive researches are undertaken to find appropriate substitution to fossil fuels. In view of the large amount of eucalyptus trees present in arid areas, we focus in this study on the investigation of using eucalyptus biodiesel as fuel in diesel engine. Eucalyptus oil is converted by transesterification into biodiesel. Eucalyptus biodiesel characterization shows that the physicochemical properties are comparable to those of diesel fuel. In the second phase, a single cylinder air-cooled, DI diesel engine was used to test neat eucalyptus biodiesel and its blends with diesel fuel in various ratios (75, 50, and 25 by v%) at several engine loads. The engine combustion parameters such as peak pressure, rate of pressure rise, and heat release rate are determined. Performances and exhaust emissions are also evaluated at all operating conditions. Results show that neat eucalyptus biodiesel and its blends present significant improvements of carbon monoxide, unburned hydrocarbon, and particulates emissions especially at high loads with equivalent performances to those of diesel fuel. However, the NOx emissions are slightly increased when the biodiesel content is increased in the blend. PMID:22675246

  14. Eucalyptus Biodiesel as an Alternative to Diesel Fuel: Preparation and Tests on DI Diesel Engine

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    Lyes Tarabet

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, the increasing oil consumption throughout the world induces crucial economical, security, and environmental problems. As a result, intensive researches are undertaken to find appropriate substitution to fossil fuels. In view of the large amount of eucalyptus trees present in arid areas, we focus in this study on the investigation of using eucalyptus biodiesel as fuel in diesel engine. Eucalyptus oil is converted by transesterification into biodiesel. Eucalyptus biodiesel characterization shows that the physicochemical properties are comparable to those of diesel fuel. In the second phase, a single cylinder air-cooled, DI diesel engine was used to test neat eucalyptus biodiesel and its blends with diesel fuel in various ratios (75, 50, and 25 by v% at several engine loads. The engine combustion parameters such as peak pressure, rate of pressure rise, and heat release rate are determined. Performances and exhaust emissions are also evaluated at all operating conditions. Results show that neat eucalyptus biodiesel and its blends present significant improvements of carbon monoxide, unburned hydrocarbon, and particulates emissions especially at high loads with equivalent performances to those of diesel fuel. However, the NOx emissions are slightly increased when the biodiesel content is increased in the blend.

  15. Catalytic diesel particulate filters reduce the in vitro estrogenic activity of diesel exhaust

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    Wenger, Daniela; Gerecke, Andreas C.; Heeb, Norbert V. [Laboratory for Analytical Chemistry, Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Duebendorf (Switzerland); Naegeli, Hanspeter [University of Zurich-Vetsuisse, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Zurich (Switzerland); Zenobi, Renato [ETH Zurich, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, Zurich (Switzerland)

    2008-04-15

    An in vitro reporter gene assay based on human breast cancer T47D cells (ER-CALUX {sup registered}) was applied to examine the ability of diesel exhaust to induce or inhibit estrogen receptor (ER)-mediated gene expression. Exhaust from a heavy-duty diesel engine was either treated by iron- or copper/iron-catalyzed diesel particulate filters (DPFs) or studied as unfiltered exhaust. Collected samples included particle-bound and semivolatile constituents of diesel exhaust. Our findings show that all of the samples contained compounds that were able to induce ER-mediated gene expression as well as compounds that suppressed the activity of the endogenous hormone 17{beta}-estradiol (E2). Estrogenic activity prevailed over antiestrogenic activity. We found an overall ER-mediated activity of 1.63 {+-} 0.31 ng E2 CALUX equivalents (E2-CEQs) per m{sup 3} of unfiltered exhaust. In filtered exhaust, we measured 0.74 {+-} 0.07 (iron-catalyzed DPF) and 0.55 {+-} 0.09 ng E2-CEQ m{sup -3} (copper/iron-catalyzed DPF), corresponding to reductions in estrogenic activity of 55 and 66%, respectively. Our study demonstrates that both catalytic DPFs lowered the ER-mediated endocrine-disrupting potential of diesel exhaust. (orig.)

  16. Performance and emissions of a diesel engine fueled by biodiesel–diesel, biodiesel–diesel-additive and kerosene–biodiesel blends

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    Highlights: • Various biodiesel blends are tested in a diesel engine for performance and emissions. • A new biodiesel additive, Wintro XC 30 is studied for combustion in a diesel engine. • Kerosene–biodiesel series show improved performance and emissions at high load. • NO2 at low load condition has a significant share in total NOx for all fuels. • B5A has lower cloud point, CO and HC emissions, but improved efficiency than diesel. - Abstract: This study investigates the performance and emissions of a direct injection (DI) diesel engine with three fuel series: biodiesel–diesel, biodiesel–diesel-additive and kerosene–biodiesel. Biodiesel is produced from canola oil and the effect of a new biodiesel additive, Wintron XC 30 (2 vol.%), is examined for engine performance and emissions. Systematic tests are undertaken over different blends, such as 0, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 volume percent of biodiesel in biodiesel–diesel and biodiesel–diesel-additive blends, and 0, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 volume percent of kerosene in kerosene–biodiesel blends. Engine performance and emissions at rated engine speed of 1800 rpm under three different loading conditions (low, medium and high) are investigated. Brake specific fuel consumption (bsfc) and fuel conversion efficiency (ηf) are used to compare engine performance, and emission analysis is based on parameters such as carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbon (HC), nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx)

  17. Development of microwave-heated diesel particulate filters

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    Janney, M.A.; Stinton, D.P. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Yonushonis, T.M.; McDonald, A.C.; Wiczynski, P.D.; Haberkamp, W.C.

    1996-06-01

    Diesel engines are a prime mover of freight in the United States. Because of legislated reductions in diesel engine emissions, considerable research has been focused on the reduction of these emissions while maintaining the durability, reliability, and fuel economy of diesel engines. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that particulate exhaust from diesel powered vehicles represents a potential health hazard. As a result, regulations have been promulgated limiting the allowable amounts of particulate from those vehicles. The 0.1 g/bhp/hr (gram per brake horsepower per hour) particulate standard that applies to heavy-duty diesels became effective in 1994. Engine manufacturers have met those requirements with engine modifications and/or oxidation catalysts. EPA has established more stringent standards for diesel-powered urban buses because of health concerns in densely populated urban areas.

  18. Formation and emission of organic pollutants from diesel engines

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    The emission of soot and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) from diesel engines results from the competition between oxidative and pyrolytic routes which the fuel takes in the unsteady, heterogeneous conditions of the diesel combustion process. In-cylinder sampling and analysis of particulate (soot and condensed hydrocarbon species), light hydrocarbons and gaseous inorganic species were carried out in two locations of a single cylinder direct injection diesel engine by means of a fast sampling valve in order to follow the behaviour of a diesel fuel during the engine cycle. The effect of fuel quality (volatility, aromatic content, cetane number) and air/fuel mass feed ratio on soot, PAH, and light and heavy hydrocarbons was also investigated by direct sampling and chemical analysis of the exhausts emitted from a direct injection diesel engine (D.I.) and an indirect injection diesel engine (I.D.I.)

  19. Biodiesel as a lubricity additive for ultra low sulfur diesel

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    Subongkoj Topaiboul1 and 2,*

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available With the worldwide trend to reduce emission from diesel engines, ultra low sulfur diesel has been introduced with thesulfur concentration of less than 10 ppm. Unfortunately, the desulfurization process inevitably reduces the lubricity of dieselfuel significantly. Alternatively, biodiesel, with almost zero sulfur content, has been added to enhance lubricity in an ultralow sulfur diesel. This work has evaluated the effectiveness of the biodiesel amount, sourced from palm and jatropha oil,and origin in ultra low sulfur diesel locally available in the market. Wear scar from a high-frequency reciprocating rig isbenchmarked to the standard value (460 m of diesel fuel lubricity. It was found that very small amount (less than 1% ofbiodiesel from either source significantly improves the lubricity in ultra low sulfur diesel, and the biodiesel from jatropha oilis a superior lubricity enhancer.

  20. Insulated Piston Heads for Diesel Engines

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    Tricoire, A.; Kjellman, B.; Wigren, J.; Vanvolsem, M.; Aixala, L.

    2009-06-01

    Widely studied in the 1980s, the insulation of pistons in engines aimed at reducing the heat losses and thus increasing the indicated efficiency. However, those studies stopped in the beginning of the 1990s because of NO x emission legislation and also because of lower oil prices. Currently, with the improvement of exhaust after treatment systems (diesel particulate filter, selective catalytic reduction, and diesel oxidation catalyst) and engine technologies (exhaust gas recirculation), there are more trade-offs for NO x reduction. In addition, the fast rise of the oil prices tends to lead back to insulation technologies in order to save fuel. A 1 mm thick plasma sprayed thermal barrier coating with a graded transition between the topcoat and the bondcoat was deposited on top of a serial piston for heavy-duty truck engines. The effects of the insulated pistons on the engine performance are also discussed, and the coating microstructure is analyzed after engine test.

  1. Investigation and Modelling of Diesel Hydrotreating Reactions

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    Boesen, Rasmus Risum

    desulfurization route due to a stronger adsorption on hydrogenation sites. Since feeds used in the hydrotreating process, usually gas-oils, are complex mixtures with a large number of compounds, analysis of the reactions of individual compounds can be difficult. In this work a model-diesel feed consisting of 13......This project consists of a series of studies, that are related to hydrotreating of diesel. Hy- drotreating is an important refinery process, in which the oil stream is upgraded to meet the required environmental specifications and physical properties. Although hydrotreating is a ma- ture technology...... reactor is governed by intrinsic kinetics, diffusion in the pores of the catalyst, mass transfer between the phases and the equilibrium between the gas and the liquid phase. In order to optimize the process and develop better simulation tools, a detailed understanding of the different processes and...

  2. Diesel Aerosol Sampling in the Atmosphere

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    The University of Minnesota Center for Diesel Research along with a research team including Caterpillar, Cummins, Carnegie Mellon University, West Virginia University (WVU), Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland, and Tampere University in Finland have performed measurements of Diesel exhaust particle size distributions under real-world dilution conditions. A mobile aerosol emission laboratory (MEL) equipped to measure particle size distributions, number concentrations, surface area concentrations, particle bound PAHs, as well as CO 2 and NO x concentrations in real time was built and will be described. The MEL was used to follow two different Cummins powered tractors, one with an older engine (L10) and one with a state-of-the-art engine (ISM), on rural highways and measure particles in their exhaust plumes. This paper will describe the goals and objectives of the study and will describe representative particle size distributions observed in roadway experiments with the truck powered by the ISM engine

  3. An expert system for diesel generator diagnostics

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    The idea of developing artificial intelligence (AI) systems to capture the knowledge of human experts is receiving much attention these days. The idea is even more attractive when important expertise resides within a single individual, especially one who is nearing retirement and who has not otherwise recorded or passed along his important knowledge and thought processes. The diesel generators at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station have performed exceptionally well, primarily due to the care and attention of one man. Therefore, the authors are constructing an expert system for the diagnosis of diesel generator problems at Pilgrim. This paper includes a description of the expert system design and operation, examples from the knowledge base, and sample diagnoses, so the reader can observe the process in action

  4. Variabilidade dos ciclos anual e interanual da radiação de ondas longas emergentes sobre a América do Sul e vizinhanças Annual and interannual variability of outgoing longwave radiation over South America and neighboring regions

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    Nelson J. Ferreira

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho analisa a variabilidade anual e interanual da radiação de ondas longas emergentes (ROL derivadas do sensor "Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer" (AVHRR sobre a América do Sul e vizinhanças. As análises foram feitas utilizando-se médias mensais de ROL para o período de janeiro de 1982 a dezembro de 1993 e a técnica de estatística multivariada de análise por componentes principais (ACP. Os resultados obtidos possibilitaram a caracterização espacial dos padrões dos principais sistemas de tempo que atuam sobre o Brasil. Em relação à ACP, observou-se que a primeira componente representa o padrão médio da atividade convectiva; a segunda e quarta componentes estão associadas, respectivamente, aos modos verão/inverno e primavera/outono do ciclo anual; a terceira componente mostra as variações moduladas por eventos de El Niño, e a quinta componente está associada ao ciclo semi-anual.A principal component analysis was used to characterize the annual and interannual variability of outgoing longwave radiation over South America and neighboring regions. The data sample is comprised of monthly Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR data, covering the period January 1982 - December 1993. The results obtained characterize the behavior of the spatial pattern of the dominant weather systems acting over Brazil. The first component represents the mean convective activity pattern; the second and the fourth ones are respectively associated with the summer/winter and spring/autumn modes of the annual cycle. The third component shows spatial variability modulated by El Niño and the fifth one is associated with the semi-annual cycle.

  5. Diesel generator trailer acceptance test procedure

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    This Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP) will document compliance with the requirements of WHC-S-0252 Rev. 1 and ECNs 609271, and 609272. The equipment being tested is a 150KW Diesel Generator mounted on a trailer with switchgear. The unit was purchased as a Design and Fabrication procurement activity. The ATP was written by the Seller and will be performed by the Seller with representatives of the Westinghouse Hanford Company witnessing the test at the Seller's location

  6. Exposure Assessment of Diesel Bus Emissions

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    Werner Hofmann

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available The goal of this study was to measure ultrafine particle concentrations with diameters less than 1 μm emitted by diesel buses and to assess resulting human exposure levels. The study was conducted at the Woolloongabba Busway station in Brisbane, Australia in the winter months of 2002 during which temperature inversions frequently occurred. Most buses that utilize the station are fuelled by diesel, the exhaust of which contains a significant quantity of particle matter. Passengers waiting at the station are exposed to these particles emitted from the buses. During the course of this study, passenger census was conducted, based on video surveillance, yielding person-by-person waiting time data. Furthermore, a bus census revealed accurate information about the total number of diesel versus Compressed Natural Gas (CNG powered buses. Background (outside of the bus station and platform measurements of ultrafine particulate number size distributions were made to determine ambient aerosol concentrations. Particle number exposure concentration ranges from 10 and 40 to 60% of bus related exhaust fumes. This changes dramatically when considering the particle mass exposure concentration, where most passengers are exposed to about 50 to 80% of exhaust fumes. The obtained data can be very significant for comparison with similar work of this type because it is shown in previous studies that exhaust emissions causes cancer in laboratory animals. It was assumed that significant differences between platform and background distributions were due to bus emissions which, combined with passenger waiting times, yielded an estimate of passenger exposure to ultrafine particles from diesel buses. From an exposure point of view, the Busway station analyzed resembles a street canyon. Although the detected exhaust particle concentration at the outbound platform is found to be in the picogram range, exposure increases with the time passengers spend on the platform

  7. Microwave-Regenerated Diesel Exhaust Particulate Filter

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    Nixdorf, Richard D. (Industrial Ceramic Solution, LLC); Green, Johney Boyd; Story, John M.; Wagner, Robert M. (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

    2001-03-05

    Development of a microwave-regenerated particulate filter system has evolved from bench scale work to actual diesel engine experimentation. The filter system was initially evaluated on a stationary mounted 1.2-L diesel engine and was able to remove a significant amount of carbon particles from the exhaust. The ability of the microwave energy to regenerate or clean the filter was also demonstrated on this engine under idle conditions. Based on the 1.2-L experiments, improvements to the filter design and materials were implemented and the system was re-evaluated on a vehicle equipped with a 7.3-L diesel engine. The 7.3-L engine was selected to achieve heavy filter loading in a relatively short period of time. The purpose of these experiments was to evaluate filter-loading capacity, power requirements for regeneration, and filter regeneration efficiency. A more detailed evaluation of the filter was performed on a stationary mounted 1.9-L diesel engine. The effect of exhaust flow rate, loading, transients, and regeneration on filter efficiency was evaluated with this setup. In addition, gaseous exhaust emissions were investigated with and without an oxidation catalyst on the filter cartridge during loading and regeneration. (SAE Paper SAE-2001-01-0903 © 2001 SAE International. This paper is published on this website with permission from SAE International. As a user of this website, you are permitted to view this paper on-line, download this pdf file and print one copy of this paper at no cost for your use only. The downloaded pdf file and printout of this SAE paper may not be copied, distributed or forwarded to others or for the use of others.)

  8. Diesel Effect Problem Solving During Injection Moulding

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    Košík Miroslav

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Study describes principles of diesel effect creation during thermoplastic injection moulding as a consequence of wrong injection conditions and poor venting system design. On real example, study shows sequence of all steps to eliminate this sort of material degradation with minimal costs in phase when mould is already made. As a first, process parameters were optimized by CAE simulation to minimize cavity internal gasses creation. Finally the specific mould modifications were suggested to improve the effectiveness of venting system.

  9. Ecological Impacts of Diesel Engine Emissions

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    Jurić, Vanja; Županović, Dino

    2012-01-01

    This article deals with the ecological impacts of chemical substances that are found in the structure of Diesel engine exhaust gases and provides an overview of legislation that limits their maximum allowable emissions. Special consideration is given to the previously mostly neglected negative impact of particulate matter compared to the impact of carbon dioxide. Negative impact of particulates is especially noted as direct negative impact on human health whereby the expenses associated with ...

  10. Hygroscopic properties of Diesel engine soot particles

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    Weingartner, E.; Baltensperger, U. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland); Burtscher, H. [Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule, Zurich (Switzerland)

    1997-11-01

    The hygroscopic properties of combustion particles, freshly emitted from a Diesel engine were investigated. It was found that these particles start to grow by water condensation at a relative humidity (RH)>80%. The hygroscopicity of these particles was enhanced when the sulfur content of the fuel was increased or when the particles were artificially aged (i.e. particles were subjected to an ozone or UV pre-treatment). (author) 2 figs., 5 refs.

  11. Traffic, diesel and asthma : a literature review

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    Schembri, Gabriel

    2007-01-01

    This article details the major pollutants from motor vehicle exhaust, mainly particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The emphasis is on motor vehicle emissions from diesel powered engines, which have become a significant source of air pollution in urban areas. The impact of motor vehicle pollutants on respiratory health is explored, and the major studies relating asthma to high volume of traffic and proximity to major traffic arteries are reviewed.

  12. Cooling system for modern trunk diesel locomotives

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    Мошенцев, Ю. Л.; Гогоренко, А. А.; Минчев, Д. С.

    2011-01-01

    The existing and alternative schemes of engine cooling system for modern trunk diesel locomotives are considered. The method for comparison of various schemes of cooling system with the purpose to find the most compact and effective of them is offered. Slow flow systems are the most appropriate as it is shown. The optimal scheme of cooling system, that permits to increase supercharging air-cooling efficiency to 0,94…0,96 it is been selected.

  13. Technical evaluation of biomass gasification technology integrated with combined cycle using bagasse as fuel; Avaliacao tecnica da tecnologia de gaseificacao de biomassa integrada a ciclos combinados utilizando bagaco como combustivel

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    Ortiz, Pablo Silva; Venturini, Osvaldo Jose; Lora, Electo Silva [Universidade Federal de Itajuba (NEST/UNIFEI), MG (Brazil). Nucleo de Excelencia em Geracao Termeletrica e Distribuida], email: pablo.silvaortiz@gmail.com; Campo, Andres Perez [Universidade Automona de Bucaramanga (UNAB) (Colombia). Fac. de Engenharia Fisico- Mecanica, Engenharia em Energia

    2010-07-01

    Biomass Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (BIGCC) was identified as an advanced technology with potential to be competitive for electricity generation. The BIGCC technology uses biomass and the sub products of some industrial sectors processing, like sugar cane, as feedstock. The current Brazilian energy matrix is mainly based on renewable generation sources, making it important to assess these gasification technologies in the production of sugar, ethanol and electricity. In this work, a technical evaluation of the technologies incorporated in BIGCC power plants is done: the gasification process and the combined cycle power plant. On the other hand, the generated costs of these systems are analyzed, and the potential for implementation in Brazil plants from sugar cane bagasse is studied, in which a 10% increase in efficiency is obtained. (author)

  14. The economics of a variable speed wind-diesel

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    A remote community power supply system generating over 1,000 kWH/d will have at least one diesel generator running all the time. If one or more wind turbine generators are added to such a system, the diesel generator will produce less power when wind speeds are adequate, but its fuel efficiency will gradually decrease as load decreases. In the variable speed wind/diesel concept, the diesel rpm is reduced with decreasing load and a high fuel efficiency is maintained over virtually the full power range. The outputs of the diesel and wind turbine generators are fed into an inverter which synthesizes a desired voltage wave-shape with controlled magnitude and frequency. The variable speed wind/diesel concept may make vertical axis wind turbines suitable for remote community power supply because the inverter effectively isolates the power ripple of the wind turbine. A possible wind/diesel system configuration using the variable speed concept is illustrated. The economics of a 50-kW variable speed diesel and a 80-kW variable speed wind turbine generator was analyzed. Going from a constant speed diesel generator to a variable speed generator operating at 55% capacity factor, a 6% fuel saving was achieved. Adding one 80-kW wind turbine increased fuel savings to 32% at 5 m/s wind speed, but the unit energy cost rose 8.5%. At 7 m/s wind speed, fuel savings were 59% and energy savings were 7.8%. Economics are better for a peaking variable speed 50-kW wind/diesel system added to an existing diesel system to extend the installed capacity. At 7 m/s wind speed the fuel savings translate into ca $40,000 over 10 y and purchase of a $150,000 diesel generator is postponed. 7 figs., 1 tab

  15. Comparison of COGES and Diesel-Electric Ship Propulsion Systems

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    Mrzljak, Vedran; Mrakovčić, Tomislav

    2016-01-01

    Diesel-electric ship propulsion is a frequent shipowners choice nowadays, especially on passengerships. Despite many diesel engines advantages, their primary disadvantage is emission of pollutants. As environmental standards become more stringent, the question of optimal alternative to diesel-electric propulsion arises. COGES (COmbined Gas turbine Electric and Steam) propulsion system is one of the proposals for alternative propulsion system, primarily due to significant reduction of pollu...

  16. External brand extensions impact on Diesel's brand image

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    Fernandes, Miguel Pinto Valente

    2010-01-01

    A Work Project, presented as part of the requirements for the Award of a Masters Degree in Management from the NOVA – School of Business and Economics Diesel is a global urban brand that privileges individuality and irreverence. This project measures Diesel brand image within the different types of Portuguese consumers; the objective is to understand the main buying drivers and analyze the impact of brand licensing. It was concluded that Diesel global brand image is consensual amo...

  17. Study on Influence of Fuel Properties on Premixed Diesel Combustion

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    熊, 仟

    2014-01-01

    Premixed diesel combustion, as a promising combustion concept to achieve low NOx and smoke emissions as well as high thermal efficiency, is paid much attention. Sufficiently long ignition delay is required for pre-mixture preparation to avoid over-rich mixture taking part in the combustion while the maximum pressure rise rate is suppressed to a tolerance level. Therefore, the operational load range of premixed diesel combustion with diesel fuel is limited at low and medium loads by the high p...

  18. Energy Policies Cause Unexpected Diesel Shortage in China

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    2010-01-01

    @@ An unprecedented diesel shortage is sweeping through Chinese cities, as numerous enterprises have to resort to diesel fuel to generate electricity to continue operation during periods of forced power outages.For example, the diesel shortage has recently paralyzed traffic on a pivotal expressway in Northwest China, with trucks waiting in long lines to fill their fuel tanks.China's Ministry of Commerce has recently required the local bureaus to ensure ample supply of fuel amid rising inflation.

  19. Diesel emission control: Catalytic filters for particulate removal

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    Debora Fino

    2007-01-01

    The European diesel engine industry represents a vital sector across the Continent, with more than 2 million direct work positions and a turnover of over 400 billion Euro. Diesel engines provide large paybacks to society since they are extensively used to transport goods, services and people. In recent years increasing attention has been paid to the emissions from diesel engines which, like gasoline engine emissions, include carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx)...

  20. Investigation of Diesel Engine Performance Based on Simulation

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    Semin; Rosli A. Bakar; Abdul R. Ismail

    2008-01-01

    The single cylinder modeling and simulation for four-stroke direct-injection diesel engine requires the use of advanced analysis and development tools to carry out of performance the diesel engine model. The simulation and computational development of modeling for the research use the commercial of GT-SUITE 6.2 software. In this research, the one dimensional modeling of single cylinder for four-stroke direct-injection diesel engine developed. The analysis of the model is combustion performanc...

  1. Bio-diesel fuels production: Feasibility studies

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    This paper reviews the efforts being made by Italy's national government and private industry to develop diesel engine fuels derived from vegetable oils, in particular, sunflower seed oil. These fuels are being promoted in Italy from the environmental protection stand-point in that they don't contain any sulfur, the main cause of acid rain, and from the agricultural stand-point in that they provide Italian farmers, whose food crop production capacity is limited due to European Communities agreements, with the opportunity to use their set-aside land for the production of energy crops. This paper provides brief notes on the key performance characteristics of bio-diesel fuels, whose application doesn't require any modifications to diesel engines, apart from minor adjustments to the air/fuel mix regulating system, and assesses commercialization prospects. Brief mention is made of the problems being encountered by the Government in the establishing fair bio-fuel production tax rebates which are compatible with the marketing practices of the petroleum industry. One of the strategies being considered is to use the bio-fuels as additives to be mixed with conventional fuel oils so as to derive a fuel which meets the new European air pollution standards

  2. TRNSYS HYBRID wind diesel PV simulator

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    Quinlan, P.J.A.; Mitchell, J.W.; Klein, S.A.; Beckman, W.A.; Blair, N.J. [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)

    1996-12-31

    The Solar Energy Laboratory (SEL) has developed a wind diesel PV hybrid systems simulator, UW-HYBRID 1.0, an application of the TRNSYS 14.2 time-series simulation environment. An AC/DC bus links up to five diesels and wind turbine models, along with PV modules, a battery bank, and an AC/DC converter. Multiple units can be selected. PV system simulations include solar angle and peak power tracking options. Weather data are Typical Meteorological Year data, parametrically generated synthesized data, or external data files. PV performance simulations rely on long-standing SEL-developed algorithms. Loads data are read as scalable time series. Diesel simulations include estimated fuel-use and waste heat output, and are dispatched using a least-cost of fuel strategy. Wind system simulations include varying air density, wind shear and wake effects. Time step duration is user-selectable. UW-HYBRID 1.0 runs in Windows{reg_sign}, with TRNSED providing a customizable user interface. 12 refs., 6 figs.

  3. PCR+ In Diesel Fuels and Emissions Research

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    McAdams, H.T.

    2002-04-15

    In past work for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), PCR+ was developed as an alternative methodology for building statistical models. PCR+ is an extension of Principal Components Regression (PCR), in which the eigenvectors resulting from Principal Components Analysis (PCA) are used as predictor variables in regression analysis. The work was motivated by the observation that most heavy-duty diesel (HDD) engine research was conducted with test fuels that had been ''concocted'' in the laboratory to vary selected fuel properties in isolation from each other. This approach departs markedly from the real world, where the reformulation of diesel fuels for almost any purpose leads to changes in a number of interrelated properties. In this work, we present new information regarding the problems encountered in the conventional approach to model-building and how the PCR+ method can be used to improve research on the relationship between fuel characteristics and engine emissions. We also discuss how PCR+ can be applied to a variety of other research problems related to diesel fuels.

  4. 40 CFR 80.602 - What records must be kept by entities in the NRLM diesel fuel, ECA marine fuel, and diesel fuel...

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    2010-07-01

    ... in the NRLM diesel fuel, ECA marine fuel, and diesel fuel additive production, importation, and...; Nonroad, Locomotive, and Marine Diesel Fuel; and ECA Marine Fuel Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements § 80.602 What records must be kept by entities in the NRLM diesel fuel, ECA marine fuel, and...

  5. ANÁLISE UNIVARIADA E MULTIVARIADA DE CARACTERÍSTICAS REPRODUTIVAS E PRODUTIVAS DE CABRAS LEITEIRAS UTILIZANDO INFERÊNCIA BAYESIANA

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    Aurino de Araújo Rego Neto

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This research aimed to study environmental and genetic effects on reproductive and productive traits of goats exploited for milk production. (CoVariance components and genetic trait parameters for age at first calving, calving interval, and milk production in univariate and multivariate analysis, using Bayesian statistics under animal model, were estimated. Genetic analyses were performed with chains of 1,000,000 cycles. The burn-in of the 100,000 baseline values was considered and these ones were taken every 300 cycles to obtain a posteriori distribution with 3,000 samples. The averages obtained for age at first calving, calving interval, and milk production were 581.68 ± 79.44; 322.89 ± 132.02 days, and 226.99 ± 89.72 kg of milk respectively. All the effects included in the model were significant, except the type of birth one for calving interval, and milk production. The univariate analyses showed heritability values around 0.14, 0.05, and 0.10 for age at first calving, calving interval, and milk production respectively. In the same order, in multivariate analysis, the heritabilities were 0.16, 0.06, and 0.11. Repeatability estimates for the calving interval, and milk production traits were 0.10 and 0.20 respectively. The traits analyzes showed to be strongly influenced by the environment. The multivariate analysis led to slightly higher estimates of heritability.Esta pesquisa objetivou estudar efeitos ambientais e genéticos sobre características reprodutivas e produtivas de cabras mestiças exploradas para a produção leiteira. Foram estimados componentes de (covariância e parâmetros genéticos das características idade ao primeiro parto, intervalo de partos e produção de leite em análises unicaracterística e multicaracterística, utilizando-se a estatística Bayesiana sob modelo animal. As análises genéticas foram realizadas com cadeias de 1.000.000 de ciclos. Considerou-se o burn-in dos 100.000 valores iniciais sendo tomados

  6. Biodegradability of commercial and weathered diesel oils Biodegradabilidade de óleos diesel comercial e intemperizado

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    Adriano Pinto Mariano

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available This work aimed to evaluate the capability of different microorganisms to degrade commercial diesel oil in comparison to a weathered diesel oil collected from the groundwater at a petrol station. Two microbiological methods were used for the biodegradability assessment: the technique based on the redox indicator 2,6 - dichlorophenol indophenol (DCPIP and soil respirometric experiments using biometer flasks. In the former we tested the bacterial cultures Staphylococcus hominis, Kocuria palustris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa LBI, Ochrobactrum anthropi and Bacillus cereus, a commercial inoculum, consortia obtained from soil and groundwater contaminated with hydrocarbons and a consortium from an uncontaminated area. In the respirometric experiments it was evaluated the capability of the native microorganisms present in the soil from a petrol station to biodegrade the diesel oils. The redox indicator experiments showed that only the consortia, even that from an uncontaminated area, were able to biodegrade the weathered diesel. In 48 days, the removal of the total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH in the respirometric experiments was approximately 2.5 times greater when the commercial diesel oil was used. This difference was caused by the consumption of labile hydrocarbons, present in greater quantities in the commercial diesel oil, as demonstrated by gas chromatographic analyses. Thus, results indicate that biodegradability studies that do not consider the weathering effect of the pollutants may over estimate biodegradation rates and when the bioaugmentation is necessary, the best strategy would be that one based on injection of consortia, because even cultures with recognised capability of biodegrading hydrocarbons may fail when applied isolated.Este trabalho objetivou avaliar a capacidade de diferentes microrganismos em degradar óleo diesel comercial em comparação com um óleo diesel intemperizado coletado da água subterrânea em um posto de combust

  7. Performance and Emission Assessment of Multi Cylinder Diesel Engine using Surfactant Enhanced Water in Diesel Emulsion

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    Khan Mohammed Yahaya

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available A four stroke, four cylinder, In-direct injection diesel engine was used to study the effect of emulsified diesel fuel with 5% water by volume on the engine performance and on the main pollutant emissions. The experiments were conducted in the speed range from 1000 to 4500 rpm at full load conditions. It was found that, in general, using emulsified fuel improves the engine performance with slight increase in emissions. While the BSFC has a minimum value for 5% water and at all rpm, the torque, the power and the BMEP are found to have maximum values under these conditions when compared conve ntional disel. CO2 was found to increase with engine speed whereas increase in CO and NOX were minimum. In this work water in diesel emulsion was prepared by a mechanical homogenizer and their physical and chemical properties were examined.

  8. The all new BMW top diesel engines; Die neuen Diesel Spitzenmotorisierungen von BMW

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    Ardey, N.; Wichtl, R.; Steinmayr, T.; Kaufmann, M.; Hiemesch, D.; Stuetz, W. [BMW Motoren GmbH, Steyr (Austria)

    2012-11-01

    From the very beginning, diesel drivetrains have been important components of the BMW EfficientDynamics strategy. High levels of driving dynamics in combination with attractive fuel consumption have become features of a wide range of models. With the introduction of 2-stage turbocharging for passenger car diesel engines in 2004, BMW was able to significantly enhance the power density without increasing the number of cylinders or the cylinder capacity. In the meantime, the BMW TwinPower Turbo diesel engine variants achieve a rated power of up to 160 kW on the 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine and 230 kW on the 3.0-litre 6-cylinder engine. In order to extend the leading position in the premium segment, a new BMW TwinPower Turbo variant has been developed. The major objectives were to achieve a range of power output, torque and comfort at least at the level of 8-cylinder competitors, but at the same time equal the lower fuel consumption and power/weight ratio that is typical for existing BMW 6-cylinder diesel engines. The new engine will be used for the first time in the emphatically sports-oriented BMW M Performance Automobiles (MPA) of the X5/X6 and 5 Series. The charging and injection technology as well as capability of high cylinder pressures in the core engine are key technologies for the enhancement of performance. The new BMW TwinPower Turbo diesel drivetrain is based on the main dimensions of the existing 3.0-litre 6-cylinder inline diesel engines. The core element of the new engine is a 2-stage turbocharging system, consisting of 3 exhaust turbochargers. A common rail injection system with a system pressure up to 2200 bar is deployed for the first time. The drive unit has been configured for a maximum cylinder pressure of 200 bar, an innovative feature is the aluminium crankcase with its screwed tension anchor connection. The cooling system contains an indirect 2-stage intercooler. The exhaust system of the new BMW diesel engine in the 5 Series is equipped as

  9. Current and future developments in diesel powered hovercraft

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    Leonard, J. C.; Stevens, M. J.; Buttigieg, J. A.

    After evaluating the development status of the application of diesel power to air-cushion vehicles (ACVs) and surface-effect ships (SESs), attention is given to the AP1-88 ACV, which is both the first and largest operational diesel-powered amphibious craft of this type. An account is given of the ACV and SES features that are dictated by the need to accommodate diesel power sources; the major advantages and disadvantages of diesel (vs gas turbine) engines are discussed. Although cost reductions are achievable against gas turbine powerplant use, lower payload fractions and slightly lower performance capabilities appear to be inescapable.

  10. Proceedings of the 1998 diesel engine emissions reduction workshop [DEER

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    1998-12-31

    This workshop was held July 6--9, 1998 in Castine, Maine. The purpose of this workshop was to provide a multidisciplinary forum for exchange of state-of-the-art information on reduction of diesel engine emissions. Attention was focused on the following: agency/organization concerns on engine emissions; diesel engine issues and challenges; health risks from diesel engines emissions; fuels and lubrication technologies; non-thermal plasma and urea after-treatment technologies; and diesel engine technologies for emission reduction 1 and 2.

  11. Diesel emission control: Catalytic filters for particulate removal

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    Debora Fino

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The European diesel engine industry represents a vital sector across the Continent, with more than 2 million direct work positions and a turnover of over 400 billion Euro. Diesel engines provide large paybacks to society since they are extensively used to transport goods, services and people. In recent years increasing attention has been paid to the emissions from diesel engines which, like gasoline engine emissions, include carbon monoxide (CO, hydrocarbons (HC and oxides of nitrogen (NOx. Diesel engines also produce significant levels of particulate matter (PM, which consists mostly of carbonaceous soot and a soluble organic fraction (SOF of hydrocarbons that have condensed on the soot.

  12. Performance Test of Engine Fuelled With Diesel and Ethanol Blends.

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    B.K.L.Murthy

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Environmental concerns and limited amount of petroleum fuels have caused interests in the development of alternative fuels for internal combustion (ICengines. As an alternative, biodegradable and renewable fuel, ethanol is receiving increasing attention. An experimental investigation on the application of the blends of ethanol with diesel to a diesel engine was carried out. First the solubility of ethanol and diesel was conducted with and without the additive of normal butanol (n-butanol. The purpose of this project is to find the optimum percentage of ethanol that gives simultaneously better performance and lower emissions. The experiments were conducted on a water-cooled single-cylinder Direct Injection (DI diesel engine using 0% (neat diesel fuel, 10% (E10-D, 15%(E15–D, 20% (E20–D, and 25%(E25–D ethanol–diesel blended fuels. Experimental tests were carried out to study the performance of the engine fuelled with the blends compared with those fuelled by diesel. The test results show that it is feasible and applicable for the blends with n-butanol to replace pure diesel as the fuel for diesel engine.

  13. Status of Wind-Diesel Applications in Arctic Climates: Preprint

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    Baring-Gould, I.; Corbus, D.

    2007-12-01

    The rising cost of diesel fuel and the environmental regulation for its transportation, use, and storage, combined with the clear impacts of increased arctic temperatures, is driving remote communities to examine alternative methods of providing power. Over the past few years, wind energy has been increasingly used to reduce diesel fuel consumption, providing economic, environmental, and security benefits to the energy supply of communities from Alaska to Antarctica. This summary paper describes the current state of wind-diesel systems, reviews the operation of wind-diesel plants in cold climates, discusses current research activities pertaining to these systems, and addresses their technical and commercial challenges. System architectures, dispatch strategies, and operating experience from a variety of wind-diesel systems in Alaska will be reviewed. Specific focus will also be given to the control of power systems with large amounts of wind generation and the complexities of replacing diesel engine waste heat with excess wind energy, a key factor in assessing power plants for retrofit. A brief overview of steps for assessing the viability of retrofitting diesel power systems with wind technologies will also be provided. Because of the large number of isolated diesel minigrids, the market for adding wind to these systems is substantial, specifically in arctic climates and on islands that rely on diesel-only power generation.

  14. The taxation of diesel cars in Belgium – revisited

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    This paper compares the current taxation of diesel and gasoline cars in Belgium with the guidelines for optimal taxation. We find that diesel cars are still taxed much less than gasoline cars, resulting in a dominant market share for diesel cars in the car stock. If the fuel tax is the main instrument to control for externalities and generate revenues, the diesel excise should be much higher than the excise on gasoline for two reasons: diesel is more polluting than gasoline and more importantly, through the better fuel efficiency, diesel cars contribute less fiscal revenues per mile. - Highlights: ► With a correct tax system the diesel excise should be higher than that on gasoline. ► When this is difficult, the fixed annual charge should be higher for diesel cars. ► The current tax structure for gasoline and diesel cars in Belgium is suboptimal. ► It implies that CO2 emissions are reduced, but in a very cost-inefficient way

  15. Crude palm oil as fuel extender for diesel engines

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    In this work an investigation has been conducted into the use of Crude Palm Oil (CPO) as an extender fuel for diesel engines. Mixtures of CPO with normal diesel fuel (with a percentage of 25%, 50% and 75% CPO by volume) were used to fuel a stationary diesel engine and the engine performance variables, i.e., power output, fuel consumption, and exhaust-gas emission, were compared to those of normal diesel fuel. The results obtained, for a fixed throttle opening and variable speed, indicate that at high engine speeds, the engine performance with CP0/diesel mixtures with up to 50% CPO is comparable to that of diesel fuel. However, the results of the 75% CPO mixture showed a higher temperature and emission of CO and NO compared to the diesel fuel. At low engine speeds, the engine performance with CPO mixtures gave higher power output and lower emission of NO compared to that with diesel fuel, but showed higher specific fuel consumption and higher emission of CO. Based on these results, the study recommends that CPO can be used to extend diesel fuel in a mixture of up to 50% CPO by volume for an unmodified engine. (Author)

  16. Experimental life cycle of Lagochilascaris minor Leiper, 1909 Ciclo evolutivo experimental de Lagochilascaris minor, Leiper 1909

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    Dulcinéa Maria Barbosa Campos

    1992-08-01

    Full Text Available The life cycle of Lagochilascaris minor was studied using material collected from human lesion and applying the experimental model: rodents (mice, hamsters, and carnivorae (cats, dogs. In mice given infective eggs, orally, hatch of the third stage larvae was noted in the gut wall, with migration to liver, lungs, skeletal musculature and subcutaneous tissue becoming, soon after, encysted. In cats infected with skinned carcasses of mice (60 to 235 days of infection it was observed: hatch of third stage larvae from the nodules (cysts in the stomach, migration through the oesophagus, pharynx, trachea, related tissues (rhino-oropharynx, and cervical lymphonodes developing to the mature stage in any of these sites on days 9-20 post inoculation (P.I.. There was no parasite development up to the mature stage in cats inoculated orally with infective eggs, which indicates that the life cycle of this parasite includes an obligatory intermediate host. In one of the cats (fed carcass of infected mice necropsied on day 43 P.I., it was observed the occurence of the self-infective cycle of L. minor in the lung tissues and in the cervical region which was characterized by the finding of eggs in different stages of development, third stage larvae and mature worms. It's believed that some component of the carnivorae gastrointestinal tracts may preclude the development of third stage larvae from L. minor eggs what explains the interruption of the life cycle in animals fed infective eggs. It's also pointed out the role of the intermediate host in the first stages of the life cycle of this helminth.A partir de material colhido de lesões humanas estudou-se o ciclo evolutivo de Lagochilascaris minor empregando-se o modelo experimental: roedores (camundongos, hamster e carnívoros (gatos, cão. Em camundongos inoculados com ovos infectantes, por via oral, observou-se eclosão de larvas de 3º estágio na parede do intestino, migração das mesmas para o fígado, pulm

  17. Experimental investigation of VOCs emitted from a DI-CI engine fuelled with biodiesel, diesel and biodiesel-diesel blend

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    Experimental investigation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by a turbocharged direct injection compression ignition (DI-CI) engine, alternatively fuelled with biodiesel and its 20% blend with diesel, revealed dominancy of diesel and biodiesel in aromatic hydrocarbons, esters other oxides, respectively, in total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs). The overall brake specific emission of VOCs increased at rated speed compared to maximum torque speed. The VOCs exhibited their maxima at low load, and minima at medium load for diesel and B100. Engines with a speed of 2300 r/min and 100% load showed a reduction in BTX emissions from B20 and B100, as compared to diesel. The sum of VOC-components of B20 and B100 reduced as compared to that of the diesel, for all the engine conditions. The mean BSE of BTX-components taken from all the engine conditions decreased with B20 and B100, relative to fossil diesel. (author)

  18. Penggunaan Minyak Nabati Sebagai Bahan Bakar Alternatif Pada Motor Diesel Sistim Injeksi Langsung

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    Ricky Winaya; Philip Kristanto

    2002-01-01

    Vegetable oil as an example product of agricultural engineering, has potential to be developed to renewable energy called bio-diesel. This paper describes comparison study performance from a direct injection system diesel-engine fueled with composition 20%, 30% and 40% bio-diesel, with diesel engine fueled diesel oil (solar). The test results have shown that the engine fueled with 20%, 30%, and 40% bio-diesel produce slightly lower torque and power than the same engine fueled with solar. The ...

  19. Tomorrows diesel engines: towards a new equilibrium; Moteurs diesel de demain: vers un nouvel equilibre

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    Bastenhof, D. [SEMT Pielstick, 93 - Saint Denis (France)

    1997-12-31

    This paper analyzes the different ways of reducing the pollutants emissions from diesel engines in order to follow the future French environmental regulations. The combustion in diesel engines is analyzed first: principle and consequences, calculated combustion, pollution units, influences of ambient air conditions on NO{sub x} production, maximum legal pollutant concentration limits (French regulation for fixed installations, NO{sub x}, CO, HC and dust limit values), influence of fuel composition. Then the existing methods for the reduction of pollutants emissions are analyzed and compared with respect to their cost: mechanical adjustment of engines, water injection, exhaust gases recirculation, treatment of fumes. (J.S.) 4 refs.

  20. Palm oil as a fuel for agricultural diesel engines: Comparative testing against diesel oil

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    Teerawat Apichato; Gumpon Prateepchaikul1

    2003-01-01

    Due to unstable oil price situation in the world market, many countries have been looking for alternative energy sources to substitute for petroleum. Vegetable oil is one of the alternatives which can be used as fuel in automotive engines either in the form of straight vegetable oil, or in the form of ethyl or methyl ester. This paper presents a comparative performance testing of diesel engine using diesel oil and refined palm oil over 2,000 hours of continuous running time. Short-term perfor...

  1. IMPACT OF DME-DIESEL FUEL BLEND PROPERTIES ON DIESEL FUEL INJECTION SYSTEMS

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    Elana M. Chapman; Andre Boehman; Kimberly Wain; Wallis Lloyd; Joseph M. Perez; Donald Stiver; Joseph Conway

    2004-04-01

    The objectives of this research program are to develop information on lubricity and viscosity improvers and their impact on the wear mechanisms in fuel injectors operating on blends of dimethyl ether (DME) and diesel fuel. Since DME is a fuel with no lubricity (i.e., it does not possess the lubricating quality of diesel fuel), conventional fuel delivery and fuel injection systems are not compatible with dimethyl ether. Therefore, to operate a diesel engine on DME one must develop a fuel-tolerant injection system, or find a way to provide the necessary lubricity to the DME. In the shuttle bus project, we have chosen the latter strategy in order to achieve the objective with minimal need to modify the engine. Our strategy is to blend DME with diesel fuel, to obtain the necessary lubricity to protect the fuel injection system and to achieve low emissions. In this project, we have sought to develop methods for extending the permissible DME content in the DME-diesel blends without experiencing rapid injector failure due to wear. Our activities have covered three areas: examination of the impact of lubricity additives on the viscosity of DME, development of a high-pressure lubricity test apparatus for studies of lubricity and viscosity improvers and development of an injector durability stand for evaluation of wear rates in fuel injectors. The first two of these areas have resulted in valuable information about the limitations of lubricity and viscosity additives that are presently available in terms of their impact on the viscosity of DME and on wear rates on injector hardware. The third area, that of development of an injector durability test stand, has not resulted in a functioning experiment. Some information is provided in this report to identify the remaining tasks that need to be performed to make the injector stand operational. The key observations from the work are that when blended at 25 wt.% in either diesel fuel or Biodiesel fuel, DME requires more than 5 wt

  2. Fueling a stationary direct injection diesel engine with diesel-used palm oil–butanol blends – An experimental study

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    Highlights: • Potential of diesel-used palm oil–butanol blends as fuel for stationary diesel engine has been studied. • Reduced CO, CO2, NOX emissions and smoke opacity for blends. • Effect of blends on in-cylinder pressure has been reported. • Increased HC emission, increased heat release rate and ignition delay for blends. • Blends can be used as a suitable alternate fuel for diesel engines. - Abstract: Biomass based alternative fuels are gaining more importance in the recent years because of their reduced emission profile. In the present investigation used palm oil collected from various restaurants of Tirunelveli region of India was blended with diesel fuel and butanol in varying proportions and the effect of these blends on fuel properties and diesel engine performance, emission and combustion were studied and were compared with the diesel fuel. The fuel properties of the blends were found to be better than used palm oil. Engine tests were carried out in a constant speed (1500 rpm) DI diesel engine by varying loads from 0% to 100%. Brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC) and brake thermal efficiency (BTE) of the blends were found to be lower than diesel fuel. Brake thermal efficiency of the blends increased with increasing butanol content in the blends. CO, NOX emissions and smoke opacity of the blends decreased with increasing butanol content and were found to be lower than diesel fuel. CO2 in the exhaust for the blends containing butanol was found to be lower than the values reported with diesel fuel. HC emission of the blends containing butanol was found to be higher than diesel fuel. The blends containing butanol produced higher heat release rate than diesel fuel. Ignition delay increased with the increasing butanol content in the blends. The blend 50%D–35%UPO–15%B showed better emission, combustion and performance characteristics

  3. Alternativas sostenibles para el tratamiento de las aguas residuales olesosas generadas en las centrales eléctricas que operan con diesel

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    Pastora de la Concepción Martínez-Nodal

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo se realizó con el objetivo de proponer alternativas de tratamiento que permita reducir el poder contaminante de las aguas oleosas (residual líquido que se generanen el proceso de centrifugación de diesel y que van a una cisterna sin tratamiento alguno. La caracterización física realizada permitió determinar el volumen total de las aguas residuales que se generan y que las mis-mas están compuestas por tres fases fundamentales: fase diesel (41,76 % V/V, fase impureza (2,25 %V/V y agua oleosa (55,99 % V/V; demostrándose el valor aña-dido de estas aguas. Teniendo en cuenta los resultados obtenidos en la caracterización físicoquímica realizada a la fase agua oleosa y a la fase hidrocarburo (die-sel, se proponen dos alternativas sostenibles: la recu-peración de la fase diesel donde se valoran los beneficios económicos, ambientales y sociales que reporta esta acción y el tratamiento de la fase agua oleosa utilizando una columna rellena con bagazo de caña de azúcar como biosorbente. Los estudios realizados demostraron que el bagazo de caña de azúcar tiene potencialidades como sorbente de hidrocarburos, lográndose una remoción significativa del indicador de la contaminación hidrocarburo total (65 %.

  4. Jatropha and Karanj bio-fuel: an alternate fuel for diesel engine

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    Surendra R. Kalbande; Subhash D. Vikhe

    2008-01-01

    The bio-diesel was produced from non-edible oils by using bio-diesel processor and the diesel engine performance for water lifting was tested on bio-diesel and bio-diesel blended with diesel. The newly developed bio-diesel processor was capable of preparing the oil esters sufficient in quantity for running the commonly used farm engines. The fuel properties of bio-diesel such as kinematic viscosity and specific gravity were found within limited of BIS standard. Operational efficiency of diese...

  5. Dazzled by diesel? The impact on carbon dioxide emissions of the shift to diesels in Europe through 2009

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    This paper identifies trends in new gasoline and diesel passenger car characteristics in the European Union between 1995 and 2009. By 2009 diesels had captured over 55% of the new vehicle market. While the diesel version of a given car model may have as much as 35% lower fuel use/km and 25% lower CO2 emissions than its gasoline equivalent, diesel buyers have chosen increasingly large and more powerful cars than the gasoline market. As a result, new diesels bought in 2009 had only 2% lower average CO2 emissions than new gasoline cars, a smaller advantage than in 1995. A Laspeyres decomposition investigates which factors were important contributors to the observed emission reductions and which factors offset savings in other areas. More than 95% of the reduction in CO2 emissions per km from new vehicles arose because both diesel and gasoline new vehicle emissions/km fell, and only 5% arose because of the shift from gasoline to diesel technology. Increases in vehicle mass and power for both gasoline and diesel absorbed much of the technological efficiency improvements offered by both technologies. We also observe changes in the gasoline and diesel fleets in eight EU countries and find changes in fuel and emissions intensities consistent with the changes in new vehicles reported. While diesel cars continue to be driven far farther than gasoline cars, we attribute only some of this difference to a “rebound effect”. We conclude that while diesel technology has permitted significant fuel savings, the switch from gasoline to diesel in the new vehicle market contributed little itself to the observed reductions in CO2 emissions from new vehicles. - Highlights: ► By 2009 diesels had captured over 55% of the new car market in the EU. ► New diesels in 2009 emitted only 2% lower average CO2 than new gasoline cars. ► Diesel cars continue to be driven farther than gasoline cars. ► Overall there has been little net CO2 reduction from the switch to diesels in Europe

  6. Experimental Investigation of Bio-Diesel Obtained From Waste Cooking Oil and Its Blends with Diesel on Single Cylinder Engine

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    R. B. Sharma,

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In this experiment a comprehensive experimental investigation of bio-diesel oil on single cylinder engine running with biodiesel obtained from Waste cooking oil and its blends with diesel was carried out for its performance and emission analysis. The results which obtained are significantly comparable to pure diesel. It shows that biodiesel obtained from cooking oil can be used as alternative fuel with better performance and lower emissions compared with diesel and play a very vital role for the overall economic development of the country.

  7. Variabilidad del ritmo de nado utilizando un sistema de información sonoro

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    Javaloyes Torres, Alejandro

    2014-01-01

    El ritmo de nado en natación es un parámetro muy importante a utilizar en el control de entrenamiento y para tener un mejor rendimiento en competición. La propuesta de nuestro estudio es comparar el ritmo de nado comparando 3 situaciones, sin información, con información visual y sonora o utilizando un dispositivo de transmisión de información audio.

  8. Estudo comparativo do ciclo evolutivo de Rhodnius neglectus alimentados em pombos ou camundongos

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    Liléia Diotaiuti

    1987-06-01

    Full Text Available Baseados no encontro de 77,2% de reação de precipitina positiva para soro antiave de R. neglectus capturados em palmeiras da periferia de Belo Horizonte, estudamos o ciclo evolutivo de uma colonia recém-estabelecida no laboratório alimentada com sangue de pombo ou camundongo, na expectativa de demonstrarmos maior adaptação deste triatomíneo ao sangue da ave. Para comparação, estudamos o ciclo evolutivo destes insetos numa colônia há muito mantida em insetário. Nossos resultados mostram um desenvolvimento mais rápido da colônia recém- estabelecida, assim como do lote de triatomíneos alimentado em camundongo. Esses achados sugerem menor potencial biológico para triatomíneos criados por longo tempo em insetário em comparação a novas colônias. Sendo as aves os principais habitantes das palmeiras, a aparente preferência alimentar por sangue de aves demonstrada pela reação de precipitina parece ser circunstancial e não seletiva na busca do sangue com o qual o triatomíneo obteria melhor desenvolvimento.Feeding pattems of R. neglectus collected in palm trees around Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais, Brazil were investigated. Precipitin tests showed 77.2% of avian blood. In view of these results, a new colony of R. neglectus established in the laboratory was fed regularly on pigeons or mice, in order to verify a possible better adaptation of this insect to the avian blood. As a control group a colony of R neglectus which has been maintained for several years in the laboratory was also observed. The results show a better development of the “new" colony in comparison with the old one, and of those bugs nourished with mice blood. Such findings suggest a poorer biological potential for triatomines maintained for long time in artificial conditions, in comparison with those living in the natural environment. As birds are the main vertebrate inhabitants of palm trees (the natural ecotope of R neglectus, the apparent feeding preference of

  9. Importancia de los acontecimientos vitales como factores de cambio en el ciclo vital

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    Luis MELERO MARCOS

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: A lo largo del ciclo vital, los individuos experimentan una serie de acontecimientos que, sin duda, influyen en su desarrollo individual y colectivo. Tales acontecimientos parecen introducir cambios en la vida de los sujetos. El presente trabajo pretende analizar la importancia de los acontecimientos vitales como factores de cambio, desde la consideración de que el estudio de los mismos es consustancial con el estudio del ciclo vital. Desde este punto de partida, se ha establecido la existencia de diversos tipos de clasificaciones de acontecimientos, como la aportada por Rodrigo (1985, que plantea la existencia de tres tipos de eventos, eventos normativos relacionados con la edad, eventos normativos relacionados con el tiempo histórico, y finalmente, un tercer tipo de acontecimientos considerados como no normativos, que solamente son experimentados por algunos sujetos a lo largo de su vida. Analizaremos aquellos factores que adquieren significado en el desarrollo de los acontecimientos vitales y en la forma como los perciben los individuos que los experimentan, desde la revisión de los principales modelos explicativos, polarizados en dos grandes paradigmas, organicista y mecanicista, así como el intento de aproximación a través de modelos contextúales-dialécticos a una posición intermedia entre el paradigma organicista y el paradigma mecanicista.ABSTRACT: Throughout the vital cycle, individuals undergo experiences which no doubt exert an influence on their development. The present article analyzes the importance of vital events as change factors. We assume their inseparability. Adopting the classification established by Rodrigo (1985 we distinguish three classes of events, namely, normative events related to age, normative events related to historical time and non normative events which are not universally experienced by all subjects. We will analyze those factors which have relevant meaning in the development of vital events

  10. Niveles de progesterona durante el ciclo normal y silencioso en bovinos en el trópico colombiano

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    Henry Grajales L

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la secuencia de cambios en los niveles de progesterona (NP durante el Ciclo Normal (CN y Ciclo Silencioso (CS. Materiales y métodos. 94 Hembras de los grupos raciales Holstein x Cebú (HC, Simmental x Cebú (SC, Romosinuano (R y Cebú (C se estudiaron desde la pubertad y durante los tres primeros ciclos estrales. Se tomaron muestras de sangre para determinar las concentraciones de progesterona mediante Radioinmunoanálisis, se determinaron 184 perfiles de progesterona para CN y 153 para CS. Para el análisis de la información se utilizó el programa estadístico SAS. Resultados. El grupo R presenta un patrón de variaciones de los NP a través de las fases del CN que tienediferencias significativas con el comportamiento de los NP en las fases del CN de los grupos SC, HC y C. Los niveles de progesterona en cada fase del CS coinciden con una fase luteal con bajos niveles de progesterona. Solo se encontraron diferencias significativas en la fase luteal tardía al comparar el CN con el CS, sin embargo se presentan diferencias numéricas en todas las fases entre estos dos tipos de ciclos. Conclusiones. Las concentraciones de progesterona tienen un marcado efecto sobre la presentación del CS, no obstante es difícil definir una concentración de progesterona que caracterice cada evento (CN o CS, sin embargo, es evidente que la progesterona influye sobre las probabilidades para que se de una respuesta reproductiva favorable o desfavorable.

  11. Uma aplicação de software educativo no 1º ciclo do ensino básico

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    Pequeneza, Tânia Vanessa Costa

    2013-01-01

    Relatório de Estágio apresentado à Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco para cumprimento dos requisitos necessários à obtenção do grau de Mestre em Educação Pré-Escolar e Ensino do 1º Ciclo do Ensino Básico

  12. Exhaust emissions evaluation of Colombian commercial diesel fuels

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    Ecopetrol, based on the results obtained in the study, The effect of diesel properties on the emissions of particulate matter (Bello et al 2000), reformulated the diesel fuel distributed in Bogota, becoming it lighter and with lower sulfur content. In order to evaluate the environmental benefits that the reformulation of diesel fuel generate in Bogota, Instituto Colombiano del Petroleo (ICP), with the assistance of emissions research and measurement division (ERMD) from environment Canada, arranged a research project to determine the changes in CO, THC, NOx, CO2 and particulate matter emissions. The research program was developed in two steps. First one, developed in Bogota, involved a fleet test with 15 public service buses that normally operate in Bogota's savannah, using a portable emissions sampling technology developed for ERMD (DOES2) and following a representative transient driving cycle. Second step, carried out in ERMD's Heavy-Duty engine emissions laboratory in Ottawa, tested a 1995 caterpillar 3406E 324/5 KW (435 HP) diesel truck engine on the same samples of Colombian diesel fuels used in the fleet tests performed in Bogota, baselining the tests with a Canadian commercial low sulfur diesel fuel. The two commercial Colombian diesel fuels used had the following properties: High Sulfur Diesel (HSD), with 3000 ppm (0,3 wt %) of sulfur and a final boiling point (FBP) of 633 K and the new reformulated diesel fuel, with 1000 ppm (0,1 wt %) of sulfur and FBP of 613 K, which is currently been distributed in Bogota. Fleet test show small reduction on CO, THC and TPM, and small increments on CO2 and NOx but with not statistically significant results, while engine testing shows a strong reduction of 40/8% in TPM when you use the new reformulated diesel fuel (0,1 wt % of sulfur) instead of high sulfur diesel

  13. Imunoprofilaxia anti-herpética utilizando vírus geneticamente modificado: vacina DISC

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    Lupi Omar

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available As vacinas anti-herpéticas podem atuar de forma profilática ou terapêutica contra a infecção pelo herpes simples. Diversos tipos de vacinas foram avaliados no passado com resultados pouco efetivos, tais como aquelas que utilizaram vírus vivos, porém atenuados, e as que utilizaram subunidades glicoprotéicas. As novas vacinas do tipo DISC, com partículas infectivas incapacitadas para mais de um ciclo replicativo, são desenhadas para combinar a segurança e as vantagens das vacinas que utilizam vírus atenuados com a imunogenicidade das que usam vírus vivos. Nas vacinas DISC utiliza-se um vírus cujo gene para a glicoproteína H foi removido. Torna-se, assim, capaz de infectar células humanas, exatamente como o vírus natural, mas sua progênie não pode mais completar o ciclo replicativo. São partículas virais não patogênicas, capazes de induzir ampla resposta de linfócitos T citotóxicos e da imunidade humoral contra antígenos herpéticos.

  14. CICLO DE VIDA ORGANIZACIONAL E CONTROLE GERENCIAL: UMA ANÁLISE DOS ARTIGOS EM PERIÓDICOS INTERNACIONAIS DE CONTABILIDADE

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    Paulo Roberto da Cunha

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo é analisar os artigos sobre a abordagem do ciclo de vida organizacional em nível internacional, levantando os principais tópicos associados com os controles gerenciais. Em pesquisa a 67 periódicos, chegou-se a uma amostra inicial de 39 artigos. Após a leitura dos resumos para identificação dos artigos que relacionassem ciclo de vida organizacional com controles gerenciais, a amostra ficou em sete artigos. O periódico internacional de contabilidade que mais publicou artigos relacionados a ciclo de vida organizacional foi o Management Accounting Research. As publicações são recentes, dois artigos em 2005 e três artigos em 2008. Destaca-se que nos artigos publicados em 2008, todos são de autoria ou co-autoria de Hanna Silvola. O pequeno número de estudos encontrados permite que o tema possa ser objeto de mais pesquisas, contribuindo com as organizações, gestores e outros interessados a entender melhor como esses controles são utilizados e se modificam com a evolução da empresa. 

  15. Monitoramento do ciclo estral de cutias (Dasyprocta leporina Lichtenstein, 1823 através de citologia esfoliativa vaginal e ultrassonografia

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    Lívia B. Campos

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi monitorar o ciclo estral em cutias (Dasyprocta leporina criadas em cativeiro no semiárido brasileiro. Durante 70 dias, cinco cutias foram diariamente submetidas a citologia esfoliativa vaginal, e o monitoramento ultrassonográfico ovariano foi realizado a cada três dias. Um total de 8 ciclos estrais foi completamente monitorado, com duração de 28,2±0,7 dias, variando de 24 a 31 dias. Pela citologia esfoliativa vaginal, houve uma predominância de células superficiais nas fases de proestro e estro (P0,05. Os folículos foram identificados durante as fases estrogênicas (proestro e estro, com diâmetro médio de 1±0,5mm. Em apenas 12,5% das fases luteais, corpos lúteos medindo 1,4±0,9mm foram identificados. Conclui-se que a associação da citologia vaginal e da ultrassonografia ovariana constitui uma alternativa viável para o monitoramento de ciclos estrais e identificação das fases estrogênicas em cutias da espécie Dasyprocta leporina

  16. ESTUDO DO PRIMEIRO CICLO PRODUTIVO DA BANANEIRA `NANICÃO' (Musa sp. DESENVOLVIDA A PARTIR DE DIFERENTES TIPOS DE MUDA

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    SCARPARE FILHO J.A.

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Para avaliar o primeiro ciclo produtivo de bananeira `Nanicão' foram utilizados 5 tipos de muda: "chifrinho" e "chifrão" (brotações laterais com folhas lanceoladas, "guarda-chuva" (brotações separadas da planta mãe, com folhas normais, pedaços de rizoma e mudas micropropagadas. Foram avaliados o peso dos cachos, o número de pencas, o número de frutos por cacho e número de dias decorridos do plantio até a colheita. Os melhores desempenhos foram obtidos com as mudas "chifrinho" e "chifrão", que apresentaram maior equilíbrio das variáveis estudadas. As mudas constituidas de pedaços de rizoma, embora com uma produção alta, mostraram-se tardias no primeiro ciclo. O pior desempenho foi verificado nas mudas micropropagadas, com produções inferiores aos demais tratamentos, apresentando primeiro ciclo tardio e alta taxa de variação somaclonal.

  17. AUTOMOTIVE DIESEL MAINTENANCE 1. UNIT II, MAINTAINING THE AIR SYSTEM--DETROIT DIESEL ENGINES.

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    THIS MODULE OF A 30-MODULE COURSE IS DESIGNED TO DEVELOP AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE DIESEL ENGINE AIR SYSTEM. TOPICS ARE (1) OPERATION AND FUNCTION, (2) AIR CLEANER, (3) AIR SHUT-DOWN HOUSING, (4) EXHAUST SYSTEM, (5) BLOWER, (6) TURBOCHARGER, AND (7) TROUBLE-SHOOTING TIPS ON THE AIR SYSTEM. THE MODULE CONSISTS OF A…

  18. Role of biodiesel-diesel blends in alteration of particulate matter emanated by diesel engine

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    The current study is focused on the investigation of the role of biodiesel in the alteration of particulate matter (PM) composition emitted from a direct injection-compression ignition. Two important blends of biodiesel with commercial diesel known as B20 (20% biodiesel and 80% diesel by volume) and B50 were used for the comparative analysis of their pollutants with those of 100% or traditional diesel (D). The experiments were performed under the auspices of the Chinese 8-mode steady-state cycle on a test bench by coupling the engine with an AC electrical dynamometer. As per experimental results, over-50 nm aerosols were abated by 8.7-47% and 6-51% with B20 and B50, respectively, on account of lofty nitrogen dioxide to nitrogen oxides (NO2/NO) ratios. In case of B50, sub-50 nm aerosols and sulphates were higher at maximum load modes of the test, owing to adsorption phenomenon of inorganic nuclei leading to heterogeneous nucleation. Moreover, trace metal emissions (TME) were substantially reduced reflecting the reduction rates of 42-57% and 64-80% with B20 and B50, respectively, relative to baseline measurements taken with diesel. In addition to this, individual elements such as Ca and Fe were greatly minimised, while Na was enhanced with biodiesel blended fuels. (author)

  19. Compact catalytic converter system for future diesel emissions standards; Kompaktes Katalysatorsystem fuer kuenftige Diesel-Emissionsnormen

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    Harth, Klaus [BASF Corporation, Iselin, NJ (United States)

    2012-09-15

    The Euro 6 emissions standard for diesel passenger cars will broaden the application of exhaust aftertreatment systems that use selective catalytic reduction. This will mean a further increase in the volume and complexity of the exhaust aftertreatment system. BASF has developed a compact integrated catalytic converter that combines the functions of particulate filtration and NO{sub x} reduction in a single unit. (orig.)

  20. Filtres à activité catalytique pour moteur Diesel Catalytic Activity Filters for Diesel Engines

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    Goldenberg E.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available A partir de l'examen des normes actuelles et envisagées dans le futur pour limiter les émissions de particules Diesel, et en considérant les propriétés physico-chimiques de ces particules, cet article expose les problèmes posés par la filtration des suies Diesel et leur élimination par combustion sur les différents types de filtres actuellement retenus. La régénération des filtres par combustion catalytique du dépôt est plus particulièrement discutée. From an examination of present regulations and ones being considered for the future to limit particle emissions by diesel engines, and considering the physicochemical properties of such particles, this article describes the problems raised by filtering soot from diesel engines and eliminating it by various types of filters now used. Filter regeneration by catalytic combustion of the deposit is considered in particular.

  1. AUTOMOTIVE DIESEL MAINTENANCE 1. UNIT IV, MAINTAINING THE COOLING SYSTEM--DETROIT DIESEL ENGINES.

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    THIS MODULE OF A 30-MODULE COURSE IS DESIGNED TO DEVELOP AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE DIESEL ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM. TOPICS ARE PURPOSE OF THE COOLING SYSTEM, CARE MAINTENANCE OF THE COOLING SYSTEM, COOLING SYSTEM COMPONENTS, AND TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS. THE MODULE CONSISTS OF A SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL BRANCH PROGRAMED TRAINING…

  2. Dual-fuelling of a direct-injection automotive diesel engine by diesel and compressed natural gas

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    Application of Compressed Natural Gas in diesel engines has always been important, especially in the field of automotive engineering. This is due to easy accessibility, better mixing quality and good combustion characteristics of the Compressed Natural Gas fuel. In this study the application of Compressed Natural Gas fuel along with diesel oil in a heavy duty direct-injection automotive diesel engine is experimentally investigated. In order to convert a diesel engine into a diesel-gas one, the so called mixed diesel-gasapproach has been used and for this purpose a carbureted Compressed Natural Gas fuel system has been designed and manufactured. For controlling quantity of Compressed Natural Gas, the gas valve is linked to the diesel fuel injection system by means of a set of rods. Then, the dual-fuel system is adjusted so that, at full load conditions, the quantity of diesel fuel is reduced to 20% and 80% of its equivalent energy is substituted by Compressed Natural Gas fuel. Also injection pressure of pilot jet is increased by 11.4%. Performance and emission tests are conducted under variation of load and speed on both diesel and diesel-gas engines. Results show that, with equal power and torque, the diesel-gas engine has the potential to improve overall engine performance and emission. For example, at rated power and speed, fuel economy increases by 5.48%, the amount of smoke decreases by 78%, amount of CO decreases by 64.3% and mean exhaust gas temperature decreases by 6.4%

  3. Una nueva copla sefardí antigua del ciclo de la reina Ester (Purim

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    Hassán, Iacob M.

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available In this posthumous article (edited by Elena Romero, the author tries to determine the classical corpus of the Purim “Coplas” of the Queen Esther cycle, referring to their strophic structure, their authors and the problems of edition and diffusion. Likewise, this study represents a significant step in the establishment of a corpus of Purim “Coplas” known as “novísimas.” An edition is presented here of an hitherto unknown “Copla” belonging to the first group: La bebienda de Purim.

    En el presente artículo (postumo y editado por Elena Romero se determina el corpus clásico de las coplas de Purim del «ciclo de la reina Ester», aludiendo a su estrofismo, autores y problemt mática de las ediciones y su difusión; asimismo se avanza en la determinación del corpus de las coplas de Purim llamadas «novísimas». Finalmente se lleva a cabo la edición de una copla del primer grupo hasta ahora desconocida: La bebienda de Purim.

  4. Envejecimiento saludable: perspectiva de género y de ciclo vital

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    Mª Pilar Montero-López

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Identificar factores bioculturales y sociales que actúan en diferentes etapas del ciclo vital, implicados en la forma de envejecer de mujeres y hombres mayores de 65 años. Material y Método: 213 personas; edad media 73.9 (std=5.8 en mujeres y 74.8 (std=6.6 en hombres. Datos recogidos en Centros Culturales y de Ocio de la Comunidad de Madrid. El envejecimiento saludable (a partir del número de enfermedades diagnosticadas, percepción de la salud, satisfacción con la vida y estado auditivo y bucal,fue considerado como variable dependiente. La edad, sexo, nivel de estudios, talla sentado, envergadura, edad de primera maternidad y número total de hijos fueron consideradas como variables independientes. Se utilizaron modelos de regresión lineal múltiple para analizar la relación de estas variables con la calidad del envejecimiento. Resultados: El envejecimiento saludable se asocia negativamente con edad y directamente con talla sentado en hombres. En mujeres el envejecimiento saludable se asocia positivamente con años de educación, cuando se incluye la edad de primera maternidad,ésta es la única variable con efecto significativo. Conclusiones: Existen diferentes factores que actúan a lo largo de la vida de los hombres y de las mujeres y que afectan de manera distinta a su forma de envejecer.

  5. Necessidades e preocupações dos pais em diferentes etapas do ciclo vital

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    Bárbara Tarouco da Silva

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: identificar as necessidades e as preocupações prioritárias, manifestadas pelos pais no desempenho do seu papel, em três etapas do ciclo vital: adolescência, idade produtiva e idade madura. Metodologia: estudo exploratório com abordagem qualitativa, desenvolvido com quatorze pais residentes em um município no extremo sul do Brasil. Os dados foram coletados entre maio e agosto de 2011, por meio de entrevista em profundidade. Através da técnica da análise textual discursiva e da matriz construída com base na teoria bioecológica de Bronfenbrenner, foram construídas três categorias: Necessidades/preocupações do pai, geradas em sua relação com o mundo do trabalho; Necessidades/preocupações que emergem da relação de cuidado com os filhos e Preocupações dos pais com relação ao futuro dos filhos. Conclusão: identificou-se que a preocupação com o futuro dos filhos foi apontada por pais de todas as faixas-etárias investigadas.

  6. Revisión teórica del modelo de ciclo de vida organizacional

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    Laura Angélica Décaro Santiago

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Los Modelos de Ciclo de Vida Organizacional (OLC, por sus siglas en inglés tienen por objetivo representar el nivel de desarrollo de la empresa a través de una serie de etapas consecutivas; diferenciadas por características propias y retos por resolver. Los autores que se han dedicado al estudio del tema consideran que un buen entendimiento sobre el nivel de desarrollo de la empresa, permite tener un visión más amplia de las características y necesidades de la misma para con ello, auxiliar a la toma de decisiones y por ende, prepararse para los retos presentes y futuros. Desde su aparición, en los años 50´s, OLC ha sido abordado por un gran número de académicos, investigadores, consultores y asesores de empresas. En la literatura se muestran tres periodos de estudio; la conceptualización, la evidencia empírica y la aplicación de nuevas metodologías de investigación; así como el estudio de sujetos y subsistemas más específicos. Así bien, este documento describe los modelos más representativos, sus adaptaciones y aplicaciones a lo largo de estos tres periodos; generando así una investigación de alcance descriptivo.

  7. Evidencias del ciclo Pampeano en el basamento del sector noroccidental de la sierra de San Luis

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    GI Vujovich

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una edad preliminar U-Pb sobre circones de un gneis biotítico feldespático perteneciente al Complejo Nogolí aflorante en las cercanías de San Francisco del Monte de Oro, sierra de San Luis. Los resultados indican una edad de cristalización para el mismo de 554 ± 4,8 Ma, representando un interesante hallazgo del ciclo Pampeano en el marco geológico considerado. Se postula además la existencia de un proceso de pérdida episódica de Pb durante el Cretácico inferior (112 ± 23 Ma, reflejado en la intersección inferior de la recta de discordia. Esta edad inferior podría asociarse con gradientes térmicos anómalos relacionados con los procesos distensivos generalizados que afectaron al Gondwana durante la apertura del océano Atlántico Sur.

  8. 46 CFR 169.625 - Compartments containing diesel machinery.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Compartments containing diesel machinery. 169.625... SCHOOL VESSELS Machinery and Electrical Ventilation § 169.625 Compartments containing diesel machinery. (a) Spaces containing machinery must be fitted with adequate dripproof ventilators, trunks,...

  9. Biogas - Use in Dual Fuel Diesel Engines and Particulate Emissions

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    Mustafi, Nirendra N.; Raine, Robert R.; Bansal, Pradeep K. [Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    2006-07-15

    Biogas is an alternative renewable gaseous fuel for diesel engines and could substitute a considerable amount of diesel fuel. The aims of this study are to review the published researches on biogas-diesel dual fuel engines and to identify future research needs. Of the engine work already published, most concerns spark-ignited engines. A detailed analysis of the previous studies on biogas-operated diesel engines is presented. Significant research gaps are noticed in the area of exhaust emissions, especially the particulate matter (PM) emissions for biogas-diesel dual fuel engines. A preliminary experiment is conducted to measure the PM emissions of a direct injection (DI) diesel engine. PM emissions are measured and analyzed by filter, light scattering photometer (LSP) and visual methods. Natural gas is used as a primary fuel. The Filter method imparts slightly higher PM emissions at high load than diesel operation. However, the LSP shows lower values for dual fuel operation. The filter appearance for dual fuel operation is found to be significantly different compared to diesel operation. This indicates a significant variation in the physical and chemical characteristics of the PM formed in both cases.

  10. Application of a Biodegradable Lubricant in a Diesel Vehicle

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    Schramm, Jesper

    2003-01-01

    , NOx, THC, PM, lubricant-SOF and PAH from one diesel and one gasoline type vehicle using biodegradable lubricants and conventional lubricants. This paper describes the results of the experiments with the diesel type vehicle only. Lubricant consumption and fuel consumption are other important parameters...

  11. Diesel Exhaust in Miners Study: Q&A

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    The Diesel Exhaust in Miners Study was designed to evaluate the risk of death associated with diesel exhaust exposure, particularly as it may relate to lung cancer. The researchers observed increased risk for lung cancer death with increasing levels of ex

  12. Fractal-like dimension of nanometer Diesel soot particles

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    Skillas, G.; Baltensperger, U. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland); Siegmann, K. [Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule, Zurich (Switzerland)

    1997-11-01

    Measurements with a low-pressure impactor and a differential mobility analyser were conducted for Diesel soot at various engine loads. By means of these measurements a fractal-like dimension of Diesel soot particles, with diameters ranging from 55 up to 260 nm, was established. (author) 2 figs., 7 refs.

  13. Diesel Pollution Biodegradation: Synergetic Effect of Mycobacterium and Filamentous Fungi

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    YOU-QING LI; HONG-FANG LIU; ZHEN-LE TIAN; LI-HUA ZHU; YIN-GHUI WU; HE-QING TANG

    2008-01-01

    Objective To biodegrade the diesel pollution in aqueous solution inoculated with Mycobacterium and filamentous fungi.Methods Bacteria sampled from petroleum hydrocarbons contaminated sites in Karamay Oilfield were isolated and identified as Mycobacterium hyalinum (MH) and cladosporium. Spectrophotometry and gas chromatography (GC) were used to analyze of the residual concentrations of diesel oil and its biodegradation products. Results From the GC data, the values of apparent biodegradation ratio of the bacterial strain MH to diesel oil were close to those obtained in the control experiments. Moreover, the number of MH did not increase with degradation time. However, by using n-octadecane instead of diesel oil, the real biotic degradation ratio increased to 20.9% over 5 days of degradation. Cladosporium strongly biodegraded diesel oil with a real degradation ratio of up to 34% after 5 days treatment. When the two strains were used simultaneously, a significant synergistic effect between them resulted in almost cornplete degradation of diesel off, achieving a total diesel removal of 99% over 5 days of treatment, in which one part of about 80% and another part of about 19% were attributed to biotic and abiotic processes, respectively. Conclusion The observed synergistic effect was closely related to the aromatics-degrading ability of Cladosporium, which favored the growth of MH and promoted the bioavailability of diesel oil.

  14. A avaliação formativa por meio do feedback escrito no processo de ensino-aprendizagem de alunos de 2.º ciclo em matemática

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    Bento, Ana

    2016-01-01

    Relatório final apresentado para a obtenção do grau de mestre em Ensino do 1.º ciclo e do 2.º ciclo do ensino básico O presente relatório de estágio foi realizado no âmbito do Mestrado em Ensino do 1.º Ciclo e do 2.º Ciclos do Ensino Básico na Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Santarém. Foca diversas experiências, trabalhos e atividades desenvolvidos nos estágios em 1.º ciclo e 2.º ciclo do ensino básico, que contribuíram para a minha formação profissional. Além disso...

  15. Visualisation of diesel injector with neutron imaging

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    Lehmann, E.; Grünzweig, C.; Jollet, S.; Kaiser, M.; Hansen, H.; Dinkelacker, F.

    2015-12-01

    The injection process of diesel engines influences the pollutant emissions. The spray formation is significantly influenced by the internal flow of the injector. One of the key parameters here is the generation of cavitation caused by the geometry and the needle lift. In modern diesel engines the injection pressure is established up to 3000 bar. The details of the flow and phase change processes inside the injector are of increasing importance for such injectors. With these experimental measurements the validation of multiphase and cavitation models is possible for the high pressure range. Here, for instance, cavitation effects can occur. Cavitation effects in the injection port area destabilize the emergent fuel jet and improve the jet break-up. The design of the injection system in direct-injection diesel engines is an important challenge, as the jet breakup, the atomization and the mixture formation in the combustion chamber are closely linked. These factors have a direct impact on emissions, fuel consumption and performance of an engine. The shape of the spray at the outlet is determined by the internal flow of the nozzle. Here, geometrical parameters, the injection pressure, the injection duration and the cavitation phenomena play a major role. In this work, the flow dependency in the nozzles are analysed with the Neutron-Imaging. The great advantage of this method is the penetrability of the steel structure while a high contrast to the fuel is given due to the interaction of the neutrons with the hydrogen amount. Compared to other methods (optical with glass structures) we can apply real components under highest pressure conditions. During the steady state phase of the injection various cavitation phenomena are visible in the injector, being influenced by the nozzle geometry and the fuel pressure. Different characteristics of cavitation in the sac and spray hole can be detected, and the spray formation in the primary breakup zone is influenced.

  16. The effect of diesel fuel sulfur content on particulate matter emissions for a nonroad diesel generator.

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    Saiyasitpanich, Phirun; Lu, Mingming; Keener, Tim C; Liang, Fuyan; Khang, Soon-Jai

    2005-07-01

    The effect of sulfur content on diesel particulate matter (DPM) emissions was studied using a diesel generator (Generac Model SD080, rated at 80 kW) as the emission source to simulate nonroad diesel emissions. A load simulator was used to apply loads to the generator at 0, 25, 50, and 75 kW, respectively. Three diesel fuels containing 500, 2100, and 3700 ppm sulfur by weight were selected as generator fuels. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sampling Method 5 "Determination of Particulate Matter Emissions from Stationary Sources" together with Method 1A "Sample and Velocity Traverses for Stationary Sources with Small Stacks or Ducts" was adopted as a reference method for measurement of the exhaust gas flow rate and DPM mass concentration. The effects of various parameters on DPM concentration have been studied, such as fuel sulfur contents, engine loads, and fuel usage rates. The increase of average DPM concentrations from 3.9 mg/Nm3 (n cubic meter) at 0 kW to 36.8 mg/Nm3 at 75 kW is strongly correlated with the increase of applied loads and sulfur content in the diesel fuel, whereas the fuel consumption rates are only a function of applied loads. An empirical correlation for estimating DPM concentration is obtained when fuel sulfur content and engine loads are known for these types of generators: Y = Zm(alphaX + beta), where Y is the DPM concentration, mg/m3, Z is the fuel sulfur content, ppm(w) (limited to 500-3700 ppm(w)), X is the applied load, kW, m is the constant, 0.407, alpha and beta are the numerical coefficients, 0.0118 +/- 0.0028 (95% confidence interval) and 0.4535 +/- 0.1288 (95% confidence interval), respectively. PMID:16111139

  17. IMPACT OF DME-DIESEL FUEL BLEND PROPERTIES ON DIESEL FUEL INJECTION SYSTEMS

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    Elana M. Chapman; Andre Boehman; Kimberly Wain; Wallis Lloyd; Joseph M. Perez; Donald Stiver; Joseph Conway

    2003-06-01

    The objectives of this research program are to develop information on lubricity and viscosity improvers and their impact on the wear mechanisms in fuel injectors operating on blends of dimethyl ether (DME) and diesel fuel. Since DME is a fuel with no lubricity (i.e., it does not possess the lubricating quality of diesel fuel), conventional fuel delivery and fuel injection systems are not compatible with dimethyl ether. Therefore, to operate a diesel engine on DME one must develop a fuel-tolerant injection system, or find a way to provide the necessary lubricity to the DME. In the shuttle bus project, we have chosen the latter strategy in order to achieve the objective with minimal need to modify the engine. Our strategy is to blend DME with diesel fuel, to obtain the necessary lubricity to protect the fuel injection system and to achieve low emissions. In this project, we have sought to develop methods for extending the permissible DME content in the DME-diesel blends without experiencing rapid injector failure due to wear. To date, our activities have covered three areas: examination of the impact of lubricity additives on the viscosity of DME, development of a high-pressure lubricity test apparatus for studies of lubricity and viscosity improvers and development of an injector durability stand for evaluation of wear rates in fuel injectors. This report provides summaries of the progress toward evaluation of the viscosity impacts of lubricity additives, completion of both experimental systems and a summary of the plan for completion of the project objectives.

  18. Volatilization behaviors of diesel oil from the soils

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    LI Yu-ying; ZHENG Xi-lai; LI Bing; MA Yu-xin; CAO Jing-hua

    2004-01-01

    The volatilization of diesel oil, Shengli crude oil and 90# gasoline on glass surface of petri dishes were conducted at the ambient temperature of 25℃. Diesel oil evaporates in a power manner, where the loss of mass is approximately power with time. 90# gasoline evaporates in a logarithmic with time. Where as the volatilization of Shengli crude oil fit either the logarithmic or power equation after different time, and has similar R2. And the effects of soil type and diesel oil and water content on volatilization behavior in unsaturated soil were studied in this paper. Diesel oil and water content in the soils play a large role in volatilization from soils. Appropriate water helps the wicking action but too much water stops it. The wicking action behaves differently in four different types of soils in the same volatilization experiment of 18% diesel oil content and air-dry condition.

  19. Pemanfaatan Energi Gas Buang Motor Diesel Stasioner untuk Pemanas Air

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    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Exhaust gas from a diesel engine is having a big deal of energy. In a stationer diesel engine, the enthalpy of water will be increased by flowing the water in a spiral pipe which is located in the exhaust manifold of the engine. Using copper pipes in this heat exchanger, it's efficiency is found up to 69,5 %. Abstract in Bahasa Indonesia : Gas buang dari motor diesel masih memiliki sejumlah energi panas yang cukup tinggi. Pada motor diesel stasioner, dengan mengalirkan air pada pipa spiral yang diletakkan di dalam saluran buang akan dapat meningkatkan enthalpi dari air. Penggunaan pipa tembaga sebagai heat exchanger dapat mencapai efisiensi hingga 69,5 %. Kata kunci : motor diesel, energi gas buang, air, effisiensi energi

  20. Surfactant flooding of diesel-contaminated soils

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    At one installation, approximately 60,000 gallons of No. 2 diesel fuel leaked into the subsurface environment, with contamination at depths of 6 to 34 m below the surface. Argonne National Laboratory was contracted to perform treatability studies for site remediation. The treatability studies focused on four separate phases: (1) leachability studies on the various contaminated soil borings, (2) air stripping studies, (3) bioremediation studies, and (4) surfactant screening/surfactant flooding studies. This paper summarizes the fourth phase of this research program after initial surfactant screening of 21 surfactants. Three of the surfactants were used for the surfactant flooding studies; the results from that phase of the research program are described

  1. Diesel starting system monitor: Prototype development

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    The US Department of Energy (DOE) effort to extend the operational lives of commercial nuclear power plants is examining methods for predicting the performance of specific equipment. This paper focuses on predictive monitoring as a means for reducing equipment surveillance, maintenance, and outages. Realizing these goals will result in nuclear plants that are more reliable, have lower maintenance costs, and have longer lives. This report describes a prognostic monitoring system that has been developed to predict starting performance in emergency diesels. A prototype system has been built and tested on an engine at Sandia National Laboratories. 6 refs., 8 figs

  2. Straight Vegetable Oil as a Diesel Fuel?

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    Biodiesel, a renewable fuel produced from animal fats or vegetable oils, is popular among many vehicle owners and fleet managers seeking to reduce emissions and support U.S. energy security. Questions sometimes arise about the viability of fueling vehicles with straight vegetable oil (SVO), or waste oils from cooking and other processes, without intermediate processing. But SVO and waste oils differ from biodiesel (and conventional diesel) in some important ways and are generally not considered acceptable vehicle fuels for large-scale or long-term use.

  3. Diesel IPP is first for Sri Lanka

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    Green, Sian

    1997-10-01

    In December this year, the first of eight diesel powered generating sets will be delivered to the site of Sri Lanka`s first major independent power project (IPP). Sapugaskanda plant is being developed and constructed by a European joint venture new to the IPP market and has won the support of major international investors. The 51 MW installation will provide a much needed injection of power into the hydropower-dominated system, and will serve as an example for further private investment in the country. (Author)

  4. Heterogeneous Structure in Diesel Fuel Sprays

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    Ueki, Hironobu

    2013-01-01

    A laser 2-focus velocimeter (L2F) has been applied for measurements of velocity and size of droplets in diesel sprays. The maximum data acquisition rate of 15 MHz has been achieved by using FPGA in order to capture every droplet which appears in the micro-scale measurement volume. A method of evaluating the mass flow rate of droplets was proposed, and the distance between droplets was adopted as an indicator of the number density of droplets and the heterogeneous structure of sprays. The dies...

  5. Car dieselization: A solution to China's energy security?

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    Recently, there is a renewed interest in car dieselization in China to address the challenge of oil security. We developed an econometric model to estimate the vehicle fuels and crude oil demands. The results indicate that if the average travel distance of cars is maintained at the level of 2010–16,000 km/yr, and if the distillation products mix of the refineries remains unchanged, China's crude oil demand in 2020 will reach 1060 million tonnes (Mt), which also results in an excess supply of 107 Mt of diesel. A new balance of diesel supply and demand can be reached and crude oil demand can be significantly reduced to 840 Mt by improving the production ratio between diesel and gasoline on the supply side and promoting passenger vehicle dieselization on the demand side. The crude oil demand will be reduced to 810 Mt in 2020, if the vehicle travel distance gradually drops to 12,000 km/yr. If so, dieselization will provide a rather limited added value—only 6% further oil saving by 2020. Dieselization is not a silver bullet but it depends on a series of key factors: growth rate of gross domestic products (GDP), vehicle sales, and vehicle annual travel distance. -- Highlights: •Econometric approach is employed to forecast fuel and oil demand. •Dieselization is a potential policy option to improve China's oil security. •In favorable conditions, dieselization will cut more than 200 Mt oil import in 2020. •In some cases; however, dieselization may have limited effect on oil saving

  6. Performance of jatropha oil blends in a diesel engine

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    Forson, F.K.; Oduro, E.K.; Hammond-Donkoh, E. [Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (Ghana). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    2004-06-01

    Results are presented on tests on a single-cylinder direct-injection engine operating on diesel fuel, jatropha oil, and blends of diesel and jatropha oil in proportions of 97.4%/2.6%; 80%120%; and 50%150% by volume. The results covered a range of operating loads on the engine. Values are given for the chemical and physical properties of the fuels, brake specific fuel consumption, brake power, brake thermal efficiency, engine torque, and the concentrations of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and oxygen in the exhaust gases. Carbon dioxide emissions were similar for all fuels, the 97.4% diesel/2.6% jatropha fuel blend was observed to be the lower net contributor to the atmospheric level. The trend of carbon monoxide emissions was similar for the fuels but diesel fuel showed slightly lower emissions to the atmosphere. The test showed that jatropha oil could be conveniently used as a diesel substitute in a diesel engine. The test further showed increases in brake thermal efficiency, brake power and reduction of specific fuel consumption for jatropha oil and its blends with diesel generally, but the most significant conclusion from the study is that the 97.4% diesel/2.6% jatropha fuel blend produced maximum values of the brake power and brake thermal efficiency as well as minimum values of the specific fuel consumption. The 97.4%12.6% fuel blend yielded the highest cetane number and even better engine performance than the diesel fuel suggesting that jatropha oil can be used as an ignition- accelerator additive for diesel fuel. (author)

  7. Short-term break in the French love for diesel?

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    From 1980 to 1995, France was the first European country in which diesel cars became more popular than petrol cars. In addition to offering improved performance, this preference was notably due to a much cheaper cost of use, in line with the taxation on both fuel types. But the advantage of diesel technology does not clearly seem to extend to energy and CO2 savings. In this paper, French trends over the last 15 years and latest annual available statistics about both diesel car ownership and use are analysed, on the basis of the “ParcAuto” panel data source. The results notably show that, from the moment the gap between fuel prices was reduced, the annual mileage amounts of diesel cars have fallen faster than those of petrol cars. A specific section summarizes the results of our work on the behaviour of French households who chose to replace their petrol car with a diesel. Detailed examination of these switching behaviours, involving a complex set of variables, confirms that there are increases in driving associated with “new diesel motorists”. The final section of this paper briefly discusses recent evolutions of fuel expenditures. - Highlights: ► Latest figures/long-term trends about French diesel cars analysed using panel data. ► French preference for diesel was notably due to a much cheaper cost of use. ► Switching from petrol to diesel car commonly induced an increase in driving. ► Diesel sales and mileages have fallen faster when the gap between fuel prices reduced. ► Recent fuel prices sharp increase involved major changes in car use behaviours

  8. The Diesel Exhaust in Miners study: a nested case-control study of lung cancer and diesel exhaust

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    Silverman, D.T.; Samanic, C.; Lubin, J.H.; Blair, A.; Stewart, P.A.; Vermeulen, R.; Schleiff, P.L.; Travis, W.D.; Ziegler, R.; Wacholder, S.; Attfield, M.D.

    2012-01-01

    BACKGROUND Most studies of the association between diesel exhaust exposure and lung cancer suggest a modest, but consistent, increased risk. However, to our knowledge, no study to date has had quantitative data on historical diesel exposure coupled with adequate sample size to evaluate the exposure-

  9. Note on the sanitary impact of diesel particulates; Note sur l'impact sanitaire des particules diesel

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    2003-10-15

    In the actual situation of scientific works, the epidemiology studies on environment do not allow to say the carcinogen contribution of diesel particulates at the concentration levels measured in the urban air. But according to the experimental data for the rat and the data observed for the personnel exposed to diesel particulates these particulates are classified as probably carcinogen. (N.C.)

  10. EFFECTS OF ETHANOL-DIESEL EMULSIONS ON THE PERFORMANCE, COMBUSTION AND EMISSION CHARACTERISTICS OF DI DIESEL ENGINE

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    R. Parthasarathi

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The main objective of this study is to analyze the different ratio of emulsified fuels on the performance, emission and combustion characteristics of four stroke single cylinder kirloskar TV-I direct injection compression ignition engine and compared with diesel fuel under different engine loads with constant engine speed of 1500 rpm. Four kinds of test fuels were prepared namely 80% diesel, 10% ethanol and 10% surfactant (Identified as D80E10; 70% diesel, 20% ethanol and 10% surfactant (denoted as D70 E20; 60% diesel 30% ethanol and 10% surfactant (denoted as D60 E30; 50% diesel, 40% ethanol and 10% surfactant (denoted as D50 E40 by volume respectively. In this test, Benzal konium chloride is added as an emulsifier to the diesel-ethanol blend to prevent layer formation and to make it a homogeneous blend. At maximum brake power, the comparison of best emulsified fuel ratio with diesel fuel results showed improvement in brake thermal efficiency with decrease in specific fuel consumption and smoke. The NOX, HC, CO2, cylinder pressure and heat release rate for D50 E40 emulsions are higher when compared to diesel fuel.

  11. Effects of butanol-diesel fuel blends on the performance and emissions of a high-speed DI diesel engine

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    An experimental investigation is conducted to evaluate the effects of using blends of n-butanol (normal butanol) with conventional diesel fuel, with 8%, 16% and 24% (by volume) n-butanol, on the performance and exhaust emissions of a standard, fully instrumented, four-stroke, high-speed, direct injection (DI), Ricardo/Cussons 'Hydra' diesel engine located at the authors' laboratory. The tests are conducted using each of the above fuel blends or neat diesel fuel, with the engine working at a speed of 2000 rpm and at three different loads. In each test, fuel consumption, exhaust smokiness and exhaust regulated gas emissions such as nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and total unburned hydrocarbons are measured. The differences in the measured performance and exhaust emission parameters of the three butanol-diesel fuel blends from the baseline operation of the diesel engine, i.e., when working with neat diesel fuel, are determined and compared. It is revealed that this fuel, which can be produced from biomass (bio-butanol), forms a challenging and promising bio-fuel for diesel engines. The differing physical and chemical properties of butanol against those for the diesel fuel are used to aid the correct interpretation of the observed engine behavior.

  12. 30 CFR 75.1902 - Underground diesel fuel storage-general requirements.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Underground diesel fuel storage-general... LABOR COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH MANDATORY SAFETY STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Diesel-Powered Equipment § 75.1902 Underground diesel fuel storage—general requirements. (a) All diesel fuel must be...

  13. 40 CFR 69.52 - Non-motor vehicle diesel fuel.

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    ... diesel fuel, unless it also meets the standards of 40 CFR 80.520 applicable to the motor vehicle diesel.... (3) Nonroad, locomotive, or marine diesel fuel (NRLM) has the meaning given in 40 CFR 80.2. (4) Heating oil has the meaning given in 40 CFR 80.2. (b) Applicability. NRLM diesel fuel and heating oil...

  14. Mercaptans emissions in diesel and biodiesel exhaust

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    Corrêa, Sérgio Machado; Arbilla, Graciela

    Biodiesel and ethanol are fuels in clear growth and evidence, basically due to its relation with the greenhouse effect reduction. There are several works regarding regulated pollutants emissions, but there is a lack of reports in non-regulated emissions. In a previous paper (Corrêa and Arbilla, 2006) the emissions of aromatic hydrocarbons were reported and in 2007 another paper was published in 2008 focusing carbonyls emissions (Corrêa and Arbilla, 2008). In this work four mercaptans (methyl, ethyl, n-propyl and n-butyl mercaptans) were evaluated for a heavy-duty diesel engine, fueled with pure diesel (D) and biodiesel blends (v/v) of 2% (B2), 5% (B5), 10% (B10), and 20% (B20). The tests were carried using a six cylinder heavy-duty engine, typical of the Brazilian fleet of urban buses, during a real use across the city. The exhaust gases were diluted near 20 times and the mercaptans were sampled with glass fiber filters impregnated with mercuric acetate. The chemical analyses were performed by gas chromatography with mass spectrometry detection. The results indicated that the mercaptans emissions exhibit a reduction with the increase of biodiesel content, but this reduction is lower as the mercaptan molar mass increases. For B20 results the emission reduction was 18.4% for methyl mercaptan, 18.1% for ethyl mercaptan, 16.3% for n-propyl mercaptan, and 9.6% for n-butyl mercaptan.

  15. Evaluation of emergency diesel engine overhaul intervals

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    Emergency diesel engines in nuclear service are normally maintained in standby condition and usually operate about 50 hours per year. These hours of operation are usually accumulated during periodic testing. Since the ratio of run time to number of starts for engines in nuclear standby service is much higher than that for engines in commercial service. However, when engines were sold for use in nuclear power plants, the engines vendors developed maintenance recommendations for nuclear standby engines based on their experience with engines in base-load operation. When these maintenance intervals were developed, the fixed-time intervals were typically adopted without regard to the number of engine operating hours anticipated during the intervals. Thus, components were regularly replaced just following or during break-in. Reliability was therefore challenged by maintenance-induced and infant mortality failure. In this paper reviewed overhaul intervals of YGN unit 3 and 4's emergency diesel engines based on operating history, vendor manual, and other plants and marin engines' maintenance programs. Result of the study, those intervals could be extended by two times

  16. Variable control system for diesel engine

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    Nakahira, Toshio; Yokota, Katsuhiko

    1987-08-01

    Various variable mechanisms, aiming at smaller, lighter and low-fuel consumption diesel engine, are introduced. With the variable mechanism in the ingalation system, there are the variable nozzle vane type variable capacity turbocharger and the variable inertia supercharger using an inertia supercharging pipe. In the variable mechanism of the fuel system, there is a variable swirl for matching air flow, fuel injection system and the shape of the combustion chamber. The fuel injection system is provided with an injection rate variable pump in which prestroke of the pump is made variable by the electronic control, a DDA electronic unit injection which controls injection timing using a high-speed solenoid valve and a pressure cumulative fuel injection device with which fuel injection characteristics are completely isolated from the influence of engine revolution, etc. Other variable mechanisms, thus far developed, include the retarder of a new mechanism and an electonic governor, etc. The variable control system of diesel engine for medium and large vehicles will be modified to a comprehensive optimum control mechanisms for the engine. (10 figs, 1 tab, 15 refs)

  17. Integrated diesel engine NOx reduction technology development

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    Hoelzer, J.; Zhu, J.; Savonen, C.L. [Detroit Diesel Corp., MI (United States); Kharas, K.C.C.; Bailey, O.H.; Miller, M.; Vuichard, J. [Allied Signal Environmental Catalysts, Tulsa, OK (United States)

    1997-12-31

    The effectiveness of catalyst performance is a function of the inlet exhaust gas temperature, gas flow rate, concentration of NO{sub x} and oxygen, and reductant quantity and species. Given this interrelationship, it becomes immediately clear that an integrated development approach is necessary. Such an approach is taken in this project. As such, the system development path is directed by an engine-catalyst engineering team. Of the tools at the engine engineer`s disposal the real-time aspects of computer assisted subsystem modeling is valuable. It will continue to be the case as ever more subtle improvements are needed to meet competitive performance, durability, and emission challenges. A review of recent prototype engines has shown that considerable improvements to base diesel engine technology are being made. For example, HSDI NO{sub x} has been reduced by a factor of two within the past ten years. However, additional substantial NO{sub x}/PM reduction is still required for the future. A viable lean NO{sub x} catalyst would be an attractive solution to this end. The results of recent high and low temperature catalyst developments were presented. High temperature base metal catalysts have been formulated to produce very good conversion efficiency and good thermal stability, albeit at temperatures near the upper range of diesel engine operation. Low temperature noble metal catalysts have been developed to provide performance of promising 4-way control but need increased NO{sub x} reduction efficiency.

  18. Modeling pollution formation in diesel engines

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    Brown, N. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)

    1997-12-31

    Modeling combustion under conditions that prevail in Diesel engine presents a great challenge. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has invested Laboratory Directed Research and Development Funds to accelerate progress in this area. Research has been concerned with building a chemical mechanism to interface with a high fidelity fluid code to describe aspects of Diesel combustion. The complexity of these models requires implementation on massively parallel machines. The author will describe his efforts concerned with building such a complex mechanism. He begins with C and CO{sub 2} chemistry and adds sequentially higher hydrocarbon chemistry, aromatic production chemistry, soot chemistry, and chemistry describing NO{sub x} production. The metrics against which this chemistry is evaluated are flame velocities, induction times, ignition delay times, flammability limits, flame structure measurements, and light scattering. He assembles a set of elementary reactions, kinetic rate coefficients, and thermochemistry. He modifies existing Sandia codes to be able to investigate the behavior of the mechanism in well-stirred reactors, plug flow reactors, and one-dimensional flames. The modified combustion code with a chemical mechanism at the appropriate level of complexity is then interfaced with the high fidelity fluids code. The fluids code is distinguished by its ability to solve the requisite partial differential equations with adaptively refined grids necessary to describe the strong variation in spatial scales in combustion.

  19. Bio diesel, v. 15(58)

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    The history of bio-fuels/bio-diesel is more political and economical than it is technological. The technology of the production is the same as it was 200 years ago. The economy closed the usage of bio-fuels in the middies of the 20 Th century and put it back on the agenda of the world economy at the beginning of the 21 st century. With price of more then 70 US$ per barrel of grudge oil, production and usage of bio-fuels becomes more economical category rather than political and ecological. If we, additionally, add secondary, yet nowadays very important factors, as ecological protection, recycling the emission of poisonous gasses, exploitation of agro sector, then the reincarnation of bio-fuels is very interesting, and for Macedonia a potentially strategic category. The basics of the biography is to follow in the article paying special attention on the characteristics, standards, production, processing and usage of the bio-diesel fuel as well as the blended B20 and B5. (Author)

  20. Bio diesel, v. 15(59)

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    The history of bio-fuels/bio-diesel is more political and economical than it is technological. The technology of the production is the same as it was 200 years ago. The economy closed the usage of bio-fuels in the middies of the 20 Th century and put it back on the agenda of the world economy at the beginning of the 21 st century. With price of more then 70 US$ per barrel of grudge oil, production and usage of bio-fuels becomes more economical category rather than political and ecological. If we, additionally, add secondary, yet nowadays very important factors, as ecological protection, recycling the emission of poisonous gasses, exploitation of agro sector, then the reincarnation of bio-fuels is very interesting, and for Macedonia a potentially strategic category. The basics of the biography is to follow in the article paying special attention on the characteristics, standards, production, processing and usage of the bio-diesel fuel as well as the blended B20 and B5. (Author)

  1. Estabelecimento de ciclo de cura de pré-impregnados aeronáuticos Establishment of cure cycle of aeronautic prepregs

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    Michelle L. Costa

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Os compósitos poliméricos podem ser produzidos via moldagem em autoclave, onde as condições de processamento podem ser otimizadas a partir do conhecimento físico-químico da matriz polimérica. A evolução da cinética da reação de cura ocorre simultaneamente com as modificações no comportamento reológico do sistema polimérico, sendo comum denominar o fenômeno de comportamento reo-cinético. O presente trabalho tem como objetivo conhecer os parâmetros de cura, cinéticos e reológicos, de três diferentes sistemas de pré-impregnados de resina epóxi (cura a 177 °C, conhecidos como F161, F584 e 8552, hoje usados na indústria aeronáutica brasileira. Este estudo foi realizado com o auxílio das técnicas de DSC e reologia, utilizando-se análises dinâmicas e isotérmicas. Com isso, foi possível estabelecer a ordem de reação e a cinética de cura dos sistemas estudados. Neste estudo, foram utilizados como modelos matemáticos o de ordem n e o autocatalítico com ordem total de aproximadamente 2. A temperatura de gel foi de ~100 °C, e o tempo de gel correspondente foi de 135 segundos. A partir do conhecimento da cinética de cura e dos parâmetros reológicos dos sistemas de pré-impregnados foi possível estabelecer um ciclo de cura destinado à consolidação das peças aeronáuticas via moldagem em autoclave.Autoclave molding produces polymer composites, where the processing conditions can be optimized with physicochemical knowledge of the polymeric matrix. The cure reaction evolves simultaneously with changes in rheology, which is normally refered to as rheo-kinetic behavior. With the knowledge of the appropriate cure cycle one can identify the steps in which pressure should be applied and when to raise the temperature. This paper is aimed at investigating the cure, kinetics and rheological parameters of three prepreg epoxy systems, namely F161, F584 and 8552, which are currently used in the Brazilian aeronautic industry

  2. Effect of Ferrofluid on the Performance and Emission Patterns of a Four-Stroke Diesel Engine

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    2011-01-01

    Experimental tests were carried out to investigate the effects of adding water-based ferrofluid to diesel fuel in a diesel engine. These effects included the combustion performance and exhaust emission characteristics of the diesel engine. To this end, emulsified diesel fuels of 0, 0.4, and 0.8 ferrofluid/diesel ratios by volume were used in a four-stroke diesel engine, operating at 2200 rpm. The results indicate that adding ferrofluid to diesel fuel has a perceptible effect on engine perform...

  3. Trauma & the reproductive lifecycle in women Trauma e o ciclo reprodutivo feminino

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    Leslie Born

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Women are at significantly higher risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD than men, resulting in increased psychosocial burden and healthcare related costs. Recent research has shown complex interactions between the impact of traumatic experiences, and the reproductive lifecycle in women. For example, women suffering from premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD who also report a history of sexual or physical abuse are more likely to present with different neuroendocrine reactivity to stressors, when compared to premenstrual dysphoric disorder subjects without prior history of trauma or abuse or non-premenstrual dysphoric disorder subjects. In addition, women with a history of abuse or trauma may experience re-emergence of symptoms during pregnancy. Lastly, females who experience miscarriage may present with even higher prevalence rates of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms. In this manuscript we examine the existing data on gender differences in post-traumatic stress disorder, with particular focus on psychological and physiological factors that might be relevant to the development of symptoms after exposure to traumatic events associated with the reproductive life cycle. Current options available for the treatment of such symptoms, including group and counselling therapies and debriefing are critically reviewed.Mulheres estão sujeitas a um maior risco para o desenvolvimento de transtorno de estresse pós-traumático (TEPT do que os homens, o que acarreta prejuízos e custos significativos do ponto de vista psicossocial e de saúde pública. Estudos recentes mostram interações complexas entre o impacto de experiências traumáticas e o ciclo reprodutivo feminino. Por exemplo, mulheres com transtorno disfórico pré-menstrual (TDPM, que também relatam histórico de trauma ou abuso físico, estão mais sujeitas a apresentar uma resposta neuroendócrina diferenciada após exposição a um fator ou evento estressante, quando

  4. Estudio comparativo del autoconcepto físico a lo largo del ciclo vital

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    David Molero

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de esta investigación ha sido estudiar el autoconcepto físico y sus componentes a lo largo del ciclo vital, conocer si las valoraciones de cada una de las escalas están correlacionadas entre sí y comprobar la existencia de diferencias significativas a nivel estadístico en los resultados obtenidos en función de la edad y el sexo de los encuestados. La muestra está compuesta por 152 participantes distribuidos en tres grupos de edad (adolescentes, adultos y personas mayores de 50 años, los cuales contestaron al Cuestionario de Autoconcepto Físico (–CAF– Goñi, Ruiz de Azúa y Rodríguez, 2006. Los datos fueron analizados mediante el análisis de las puntuaciones medias, correlaciones y varianzas para las distintas escalas consideradas. Los resultados globales indican que el Autoconcepto Físico General mejora paulatinamente con el aumento de edad. Se han encontrado correlaciones positivas (p < .01 entre todas las escalas del instrumento empleado. En el grupo de hombres no existen diferencias significativas en las valoraciones realizadas en ninguno de los componentes del autoconcepto físico en función de los grupos de edad pero sí en la muestra de mujeres en las sub-escalas Habilidad Física y Fuerza (p < .05. El estudio de regresión realizado nos indica que la sub-escala que más predice el Autoconcepto Físico General es el Atractivo Físico, seguido de la Habilidad Física, Condición Física y Fuerza.

  5. Controlling exposure to DPM : diesel particulate filters vs. biodiesel

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    In order to comply with Mine Safety and Health Administration regulations, mining companies are required to reduce miners exposures to diesel particulate matter (DPM) to 160 μg/m3 of total carbon. Diesel particulate filter (DPF) systems, disposable filter elements (DFEs), and diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) are among the most effective strategies and technologies for curtailing DPM at its source. Substituting diesel fuel with biodiesel blends is also considered to be a plausible solution by many underground mine operators. Studies were conducted at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Diesel Laboratory at Lake Lynn Experimental Mine to evaluate various control technologies and strategies available to the underground mining industry to reduce exposure to DPM. The physical, chemical and toxicological properties of diesel aerosols (DPM) emitted by engines in an underground mine were also evaluated. The DPF and DFE systems were found to be highly effective in reducing total particulate and elemental carbon mass concentrations, total aerosol surface concentrations and, in most cases, concentrations of diesel aerosols in occupational settings such as underground mines. Soy methyl ester (SME) biodiesel fuels had the potential to reduce the mine air concentrations of total DPM, although the rate of reduction varied depending on engine operating conditions. The disadvantage of using biodiesel fuels was an increase in the fraction of particle-bound volatile organics and concentration of aerosols for light-load engine operating conditions.

  6. Improving the reliability of emergency diesel generators through sustained maintenance

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    In Nuclear Power Stations Emergency Diesel Generators are vital safety related equipment which ensures power supply to essential equipment during loss of power. In view of their importance Reliability of Diesel generators should be very high. Since these Diesel generators are standby equipment and operate only during demand or during surveillance checks, their demand failure probability should be very low and once they operate their operational availability should be very high. Madras Atomic Power Station at Kalpakkam, India consists two pressurised heavy water Reactors each rated at 220 MWe. To supply standby power each unit has two Diesel Generators of I 500 kW capacity each. The Diesel Engine is 16 cylinder 'V' type engine and is cranked by Air starting motor and is connected to generator whose rating at 100% load is 1500 KW. During commissioning and in the initial years of operation these Diesel Generators have encountered many problems. Major problem was Diesel Engine failing to start on demand. This was due to non engagement of air motor pinion with ring gear or continued engagement air motor even after the engine had picked up speed and failure of timer to initiate multiple starts after initial incomplete starts Apart from these there were problems like fuel oil leaks, high jacket water temperatures, low fuel oil pressure trips. Another major problem was with excitation system. How these problems were dealt with thereby reducing the demand failure probability and increasing the operational availability are discussed in this paper. (author)

  7. CNG/diesel buses for Texas school districts

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    At the present time, the preponderance of trucks, buses and other heavy duty vehicles are powered by diesel engines. The reasons for the change from gasoline to diesel engines are all basically economic, due to the longer life and lower operating costs of diesel engines, as compared to gasoline engines. This provides a compelling reason to continue to use these engines, even if powered by fuel other than diesel. A major strategy within the industry has been the various attempts to adapt diesel engines to alternative fuels. These conversions have been largely to either methanol or natural gas, with propane joining the race just recently. This strategy takes advantage of the remaining life of existing vehicles by converting engines rather than purchasing a new engine (and/or vehicle) designed for and dedicated to an alternate fuel. Although diesel engines have been converted to run on natural gas, there are substantial challenges that must be met. The following describes some of the technical approaches being used for diesel engine conversions

  8. Plant tolerance to diesel minimizes its impact on soil microbial characteristics during rhizoremediation of diesel-contaminated soils

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    Soil contamination due to petroleum-derived products is an important environmental problem. We assessed the impacts of diesel oil on plants (Trifolium repens and Lolium perenne) and soil microbial community characteristics within the context of the rhizoremediation of contaminated soils. For this purpose, a diesel fuel spill on a grassland soil was simulated under pot conditions at a dose of 12,000 mg diesel kg-1 DW soil. Thirty days after diesel addition, T. repens (white clover) and L. perenne (perennial ryegrass) were sown in the pots and grown under greenhouse conditions (temperature 25/18 oC day/night, relative humidity 60/80% day/night and a photosynthetic photon flux density of 400 μmol photon m-2 s-1) for 5 months. A parallel set of unplanted pots was also included. Concentrations of n-alkanes in soil were determined as an indicator of diesel degradation. Seedling germination, plant growth, maximal photochemical efficiency of photosystem II (Fv/Fm), pigment composition and lipophylic antioxidant content were determined to assess the impacts of diesel on the studied plants. Soil microbial community characteristics, such as enzyme and community-level physiological profiles, were also determined and used to calculate the soil quality index (SQI). The presence of plants had a stimulatory effect on soil microbial activity. L. perenne was far more tolerant to diesel contamination than T. repens. Diesel contamination affected soil microbial characteristics, although its impact was less pronounced in the rhizosphere of L. perenne. Rhizoremediation with T. repens and L. perenne resulted in a similar reduction of total n-alkanes concentration. However, values of the soil microbial parameters and the SQI showed that the more tolerant species (L. perenne) was able to better maintain its rhizosphere characteristics when growing in diesel-contaminated soil, suggesting a better soil health. We concluded that plant tolerance is of crucial importance for the recovery of

  9. Plant tolerance to diesel minimizes its impact on soil microbial characteristics during rhizoremediation of diesel-contaminated soils

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    Barrutia, O., E-mail: oihana.barrutia@ehu.es [Department of Plant Biology and Ecology, University of the Basque Country/EHU, P.O. Box 644, E-48080 Bilbao (Spain); Garbisu, C.; Epelde, L. [NEIKER-Tecnalia, Soil Microbial Ecology Group, c/Berreaga 1, E-48160 Derio (Spain); Sampedro, M.C.; Goicolea, M.A. [Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of the Basque Country/EHU, E-01006 Vitoria (Spain); Becerril, J.M. [Department of Plant Biology and Ecology, University of the Basque Country/EHU, P.O. Box 644, E-48080 Bilbao (Spain)

    2011-09-01

    Soil contamination due to petroleum-derived products is an important environmental problem. We assessed the impacts of diesel oil on plants (Trifolium repens and Lolium perenne) and soil microbial community characteristics within the context of the rhizoremediation of contaminated soils. For this purpose, a diesel fuel spill on a grassland soil was simulated under pot conditions at a dose of 12,000 mg diesel kg{sup -1} DW soil. Thirty days after diesel addition, T. repens (white clover) and L. perenne (perennial ryegrass) were sown in the pots and grown under greenhouse conditions (temperature 25/18 {sup o}C day/night, relative humidity 60/80% day/night and a photosynthetic photon flux density of 400 {mu}mol photon m{sup -2} s{sup -1}) for 5 months. A parallel set of unplanted pots was also included. Concentrations of n-alkanes in soil were determined as an indicator of diesel degradation. Seedling germination, plant growth, maximal photochemical efficiency of photosystem II (F{sub v}/F{sub m}), pigment composition and lipophylic antioxidant content were determined to assess the impacts of diesel on the studied plants. Soil microbial community characteristics, such as enzyme and community-level physiological profiles, were also determined and used to calculate the soil quality index (SQI). The presence of plants had a stimulatory effect on soil microbial activity. L. perenne was far more tolerant to diesel contamination than T. repens. Diesel contamination affected soil microbial characteristics, although its impact was less pronounced in the rhizosphere of L. perenne. Rhizoremediation with T. repens and L. perenne resulted in a similar reduction of total n-alkanes concentration. However, values of the soil microbial parameters and the SQI showed that the more tolerant species (L. perenne) was able to better maintain its rhizosphere characteristics when growing in diesel-contaminated soil, suggesting a better soil health. We concluded that plant tolerance is of

  10. Ciclos económicos y retórica administrativa. Dualidad ideológica en Colombia Ciclos económicos y retórica administrativa. Dualidad ideológica en Colombia

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    César Alexander Toro Suárez; Claudia Janeth Gómez David

    2007-01-01

    En 1992, Stephen R. Barley y Gideon Kunda, profesores de la universidad deStanford y de la universidad de Tel Aviv respectivamente, publicaron un estudiotitulado: “Desing and devotion: surges of rational and normative ideologies ofcontrol in managerial discourse”* en el que encontraron que en Estados Unidos,las teorías administrativas se presentan en oleadas de retórica en correspondenciadirecta con los ciclos económicos. De esta manera, las teorías de contenido racional(dirigidas al control ...

  11. Análisis de paneles solares térmicos utilizando software gratuito

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    Castellanos Cordeiro-Crespo, Antonio

    2009-01-01

    El objetivo de este proyecto es la evaluación de dos programas que trabajan en la simulación de paneles termosolares: KOLEKTOR Y CODEPRO. Para la valoración de dichos software tomaremos datos en el panel solar con el que cuenta la Universidad Politécnica de Cracovia. Después simularemos, utilizando las aplicaciones a estudio, introduciendo las mismas condiciones de la toma de datos, y compararemos los resultados obtenidos en ambos procedimientos. Lo más positivo es que ambos software son bast...

  12. Análisis de materiales para el aula de matemáticas utilizando Geogebra

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    Bravo Hernández, Ricardo

    2013-01-01

    Este trabajo se basa en el estudio y análisis de materiales didácticos, realizados con el software GeoGebra, para el aula de Matemáticas en Educación Primaria. A partir de de este análisis de posibilidades, se realizó una sesión de apoyo utilizando estos materiales basados en la plataforma GeoGebra, para solucionar unos problemas didácticos que tenían un grupo de alumnos determinado. Estos problemas derivaban de la dificultad que tenían los alumnos para diferenciar los cuerpos geométricos cua...

  13. Control de velocidad de un motor de inducción utilizando un controlador Fuzzy

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    Madelín Lima Álvarez; Lázaro Ariel González Hernández

    2011-01-01

    Se realiza la simulación del sistema de control de velocidad del motor de inducción. Se parte del enfoquevectorial y de un sistema de coordenadas adecuado a su futura utilización, utilizando para esto el lenguaje desimulación de sistemas dinámicos Simulink. En cuanto a la simulación del método de control vectorial porcampo orientado se ha empleado el denominado método de control vectorial indirecto. El control de la velocidaddel motor se...

  14. Desarrollo e implementación de integradores de plataforma utilizando Fi-Ware

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    Diez Villamañán, Ricardo

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo del proyecto es crear un prototipo para un sistema de control de temperatura en un lugar determinada utilizando Internet de las Cosas para interconectar objetos. El prototipo será dotado de Inteligencia Artificial a través del uso de lógica difusa para su automatización. Por un lado se van a consumir datos de algunas de las plataformas Internet de las Cosas que se encuentran abiertas a usuarios ofreciendo información de multitud de sensores localizados en distintos lugares. ...

  15. Reconstrucción 3D de malas hierbas utilizando cámaras de profundidad

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    Andújar, D.; Ribeiro, A.; Bengoechea, J. M.; San Martín, C.; Fernández Quintanilla, C.; Dorado, J.

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    El objetivo de este estudio fue optimizar el ángulo de posicionamiento del sensor Kinect para la reconstrucción de la estructura tridimensional de Xanthium strumarium L., Datura stramonium L. y Chenopodium album L., utilizando para ello algoritmos que permiten la captura y combinación de imágenes de profundidad y RGB. Se han comparado diferentes ángulos, fijando en cada uno de ellos el sensor Kinect de forma estática respecto de la planta objetivo. Los resultados han confirmado la correlación...

  16. Imitating model of the electronic regulator frequencies of rotation of the automobile diesel engine

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    Тырловой, С. И.

    2011-01-01

    The imitating model of an frequency electronic regulator of rotation of high-speed diesel engine an automobile diesel engine with the distributive fuel pump of Bosch company is resulted. Is executed simulation transitive modes of a diesel engine with mechanic and electronic regulators. Deterioration influence plungers steams on dinamic and economic indicators of a diesel engine is analysed. Operational indicators of a diesel engine with mechanic and electronic regulators are compared. The obt...

  17. West Virginia Diesel Study, CRADA MC96-034, Final Report

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    M. Gautam

    1998-08-05

    The global objective of the recently completed Phase 1 of the West Virginia Diesel Study, at West Virginia University, was to evaluate mass emission rates of exhaust emissions from diesel powered equipment specified by the West Virginia Diesel Equipment Commission. The experimental data generated in this study has been utilized by the West Virginia Diesel Equipment Commission to promulgate initial rules, requirements and standards governing the operation of diesel equipment in underground coal mines.

  18. Price discrimination and tax incidence: Evidence from gasoline and diesel cars

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    Verboven, F.L.

    1998-01-01

    The existing tax policies towards gasoline and diesel cars in European countries provide a unique opportunity to analyze quality-based price discrimination and implied tax incidence. We develop an econometric framework for the demand and pricing of gasoline and diesel cars. Consumers choose a gasoline or a diesel car based on their annual mileage. Manufacturers set gasoline and diesel car prices. Our empirical results show that the relative pricing of gasoline and diesel cars is consistent wi...

  19. Development of a Simulation Model for Fault Diagnosis of a Diesel Fuelled Engine

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    Jamiu Muhammed Ambali; B. O. Shittu; F. A. Taofeek-Ibrahim; O. N. Saliu

    2014-01-01

    Several researchers including Antonic, [1,2,3] have worked on diesel engine in the area of fault diagnosis using various base data (vibration, voltage, temperature, and so on) measured from the diesel engine. However, little attention has been paid to data obtained from diesel engine exhaust gases. Diesel engine exhaust contains carbon-based particles and other gaseous components in different proportion according to the working condition of the engine with particular reference to the diesel ...

  20. A simulated study on the performance of diesel engine with ethanol-diesel blend fuel

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    Zhang Zhi-Qiang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the simulated study on atomization, wall-film formation, combustion and emission forming process of ethanol-diesel blend fuels in a high speed light duty diesel engine. The result shows that increased ethanol volume percentage of the blend fuels could improve atomization and reduce wall-film formation. However, in the meanwhile, with the increased ethanol volume percentage, low heat values of blend fuels decrease, while both total heat releases and cylinder pressures drop. By adding codes into the FIRE software, the NOx and soot formation region mass fractions are outputted. The simulated results display a good correlation with the NOx and soot formation. Besides, the NOx, soot and CO emissions decrease with the increased ethanol volume percentage. The power output of engine penalize, while energy utilization of blend fuels improve and combustion noise reduce, owing to the increased ethanol volume percentage.

  1. Experimental investigation on a DI diesel engine fuelled with Madhuca Indica ester and diesel blend

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    Saravanan, N. [ERC Engines, Hall 11A, Tata Motors, Pimpri, Pune 411019, Maharashtra (India); Nagarajan, G. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai (India); Puhan, Sukumar [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Veltech Engineering College, Avadi, Chennai (India)

    2010-06-15

    Biodiesel is a fatty acid alkyl ester, which is renewable, biodegradable and non-toxic fuel which can be derived from any vegetable oil by transesterification. One of the popularly used biodiesel in India is Mahua oil (Madhuca Indica). In the present investigation Mahua oil was transesterified using methanol in the presence of alkali catalyst and was used to study the performance and emission characteristics. The biodiesel was tested on a single cylinder, four stroke compression ignition engine. Engine performance tests showed that power loss was around 13% combined with 20% increase in fuel consumption with Mahua oil methyl ester at full load. Emissions such as carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon were lesser for Mahua ester compared to diesel by 26% and 20% respectively. Oxides of nitrogen were lesser by 4% for the ester compared to diesel. (author)

  2. Análisis comparativo por ciclo de vida de tres tipos de luminarias empleadas en los interiores de edificios

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    Silverio Hernández Moreno

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo consiste en la realización de un análisis comparativo por ciclo de vida entre tres tipos de luminarias usadas comúnmente en la actualidad en proyectos arquitectónicos y de iluminación artificial para interiores de edificios; comparando sus impactos ambientales para conocer cómo contribuyen de manera cuantitativa al calentamiento global principalmente por emisiones de CO2 a la atmósfera. El análisis se hizo a través de la información derivada de un Software de simulación del ciclo de vida de productos (GaBi®, usando particularmente la metodología llamada Evaluación por Ciclo de Vida (ECV que se enfoca principalmente en evaluar los impactos ambientales asociados a un producto a través de toda su vida útil, en concordancia con la norma técnica internacional ISO 14040 (referente a la metodología de Análisis por Ciclo de Vida. Los resultados muestran que el consumo eléctrico de la incandescente fue de 5.55 veces más que la luminaria fluorescente y 8.10 veces más que la de LED; la producción, uso y disposición final de la luminaria incandescente (49,334.4 CO2e en el ejemplo del presente estudio, contribuye al calentamiento global 29.87 veces más que la fluorescente (1,651.2 Kg. CO2e y 146.82 veces más que la de LED (336 Kg. CO2e. Se concluye que la luminaria LED es la mejor opción tomando en consideración todo el ciclo de vida completo del producto incluyendo el costo. Por otro lado, si solamente se valorara la fase de producción, la mejor opción sería la incandescente, pero por supuesto que sería un parámetro muy limitado porque se deben tomar en cuenta todas las fases del ciclo de vida incluyendo el análisis de costo por cada fase (de producción; de uso y mantenimiento y de fin de vida útil y disposición final. Respecto a la luminaria fluorescente podría ser la mejor opción ya que existe una amplia gama de productos en donde varian significativamente los precios y podría ser una buena opci

  3. Palm oil as a fuel for agricultural diesel engines: Comparative testing against diesel oil

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    Teerawat Apichato

    2003-05-01

    Full Text Available Due to unstable oil price situation in the world market, many countries have been looking for alternative energy sources to substitute for petroleum. Vegetable oil is one of the alternatives which can be used as fuel in automotive engines either in the form of straight vegetable oil, or in the form of ethyl or methyl ester. This paper presents a comparative performance testing of diesel engine using diesel oil and refined palm oil over 2,000 hours of continuous running time. Short-term performance testing was conducted for each fuel on the dynamometer engine test bed. Specific fuel consumption, exhaust temperature and black smoke density were determined and measured. Long-term performance testing (or endurance test was also done by running the engines coupled with a generator in order to supply load (electricity to a lightbulb board. For each 500 hours of engine run time, the engines were dissembled for engine wear inspection. It was found that the fuel pump and fuel valve weight losses from both engines showed insignificant differences either at the first 500 hours of running time or at the second 500 hours of running time but the inlet valve from the engine fueled by diesel oil had a higher weight loss than the engine fueled by refined palm oil at the first 500 hours and at the second 500 hours of running time. The compression rings from the engine fueled by refined palm oil showed a significant weight loss compared to the engine fueled by diesel oil both after 500 hours and after 1000 hours of running time.

  4. Design Optimization of Diesel Particulate Filter Using CFD

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    Mr. Y. Rajasekhar Reddy; Mr. K. Srinivasa Chalapathi

    2015-01-01

    The diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a device designed to remove diesel particulate matter or soot from the exhaust gas of a diesel engine. A series of tests have been performed on a downscaled DPF prototype. This prototype had high filtration efficiency. Then the next step is to study the soot and ash handling capacity of DPF system and perform tests on a full-scale prototype. In order to move forward to the next step the functionality of the filter should be investigated. More...

  5. Design and Research of the EQ6105DTAA Diesel Engine

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    2002-01-01

    The EQ6105DTAA diesel engine which first pattern en gi ne is EQD6105T is developed through the original EQ6102 diesel engine and other advanced engine structures. This paper analyses performance parameters, general layout and parts design process of the diesel engine. The development cycle is s horten by CAD/CAE/CAM technology. Through experiment, the general performance of the engine is in keeping ahead in our country. With boosting mid-cooling technology and related designing correction in EQ6105 DTAA...

  6. Application of additional diesel generators in nuclear power stations

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    In order to enlarge the nuclear safety margin, ensure safe shutdown of nuclear reactors under loss of on-site and offsite power supply, and raise the unit availability through elongation of diesel fallback time under unavailability of emergency diesel generators, at present, nuclear power stations of most countries and zones in the world such as France, the U.S., south Africa, South Korea and Taiwan have been equipped with additional diesel generators, making the safety performance of above-mentioned nuclear power stations advanced in the world. The wiring procedures, power supply mode, testing methods and the power supply and connection schemes of motor control center are described

  7. Application of Rare Earth Oxides in Diesel Exhaust Purification Catalysts

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    Zhang Zhaoliang; Yu Pengfei; Wang Shilong; Li Chunfeng; Dai Hua

    2004-01-01

    Diesel oxide catalysts and soot combustion catalysts were reported in this paper.The former was manufactured in mass last year, and enhanced performance is under development now.The later is screened out and further research is under way.The best soot combustion catalyst could ignite soot combustion even at 350 ℃, which is within the range of temperatures reached in diesel exhaust, and shows the catalytic combustion velocity nearly one time faster compared with non-catalytic combustion of soot, which is of benefit to rapid regeneration of diesel particulate filter, thus it might be an excellent practicable catalyst.

  8. HEALTH EFFECTS OF DIESEL EXHAUST: AN HEI PERSPECTIVE

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    Warren, Jane

    2000-08-20

    Diesel engines have many advantages, including good fuel economy, power, durability, lower emissions of some pollutants (such as carbon monoxide) and of carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas). However, there are a number of concerns that need to be addressed: (1) emissions of nitrogen oxides (which contribute to ozone formation) and of particulate matter (PM); (2) questions about cancer and other health effects from exposure to diesel PM; and (3) as efforts to decrease emissions progress, a need to understand whether the nature and toxicity of the PM emitted has changed. This paper focuses on (1) carcinogenicity data, (2) noncancer effects, and (3) diesel as part of the complex ambient mixture of PM.

  9. Light-duty diesel engine development status and engine needs

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    1980-08-01

    This report reviews, assesses, and summarizes the research and development status of diesel engine technology applicable to light-duty vehicles. In addition, it identifies specific basic and applied research and development needs in light-duty diesel technology and related health areas where initial or increased participation by the US Government would be desirable. The material presented in this report updates information provided in the first diesel engine status report prepared by the Aerospace Corporation for the Department of Energy in September, 1978.

  10. Test and Analysis for Spraying Ammonia in Diesel Engine

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    周华祥; 刘敬平; 贺力克; 陈方; 申奇志; 骆锐; 周正

    2011-01-01

    A certain amount of ammonia reducer were directly injected into the 4102BZLQ Diesel engine' s combustion chamber when the combustion temperature decreases to 1 573 - 1 073 K, NOx generated could be reduced to 1.11 g/( kW· h). Based on PRF combustion mechanism, NO was tested by using the heavy-duty diesel engine test cycle of ESC thirteen conditions , the ammonia spray angle and amount were tested and optimized in different conditions. The test results show that the thermal efficiency of Diesel engine does not decrease while NO exhaust decreases.

  11. Supply and demand of diesel engine for 2010

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    This document takes stock on the diesel engine situation in France, in order to define the future policy for 2010. The first part is a state of the art concerning the description and characteristics of the diesel, the diesel production in refineries, the biofuels, the supply and demand. The second part details the evolutions, the investments and the fiscality impacts. The last part concludes on the necessity of a fiscal neutrality and on the fact that no new refinery is justified in France. It proposes different scenario of the imports evolution. (A.L.B.)

  12. Wind diesel systems - design assessment and future potential

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    Infield, D.G.; Scotney, A.; Lundsager, P.; Bindner, H.; Uhlen, K.; Toftevaag, T.; Skarstein, Ø.

    1992-01-01

    Diesels are the obvious form. of back-up electricity generation in small to medium sized wind systems. High wind penetrations pose significant technical problems for the system designer, ranging from component sizing to control specification and dynamic stability. A key role is seen for proven...... system models for assessing both dynamic characteristics and overall performance and economics. An introduction is provided to the Wind Diesel Engineering Design Toolkit currently under development (for implementation on PC) by a consortium of leading wind diesel experts, representing six European...

  13. Análisis de contenidos de ecosistemas y ciclos geoquímicos en los manuales portugueses

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    Rosa Branca Cameira TRACANA

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Son muchos los estudios, en los últimos tiempos, sobre el tema Ecosistemas y ciclos geoquímicos. Pretendemos analizar la transposición didáctica del tema Ecosistemas y ciclos geoquímicos, en los manuales escolares, en el sistema de enseñanza portugués. Fueron analizados manuales de ciencias naturales, ciencia de la naturaleza, biología, geología y geografía, en el sistema educativo portugués y aun estudios sociales, química, biología, ciencias naturales, geología, geografía y ecología. En lo que se refiere a los manuales, constatamos que los del Tiempo I (1991-2000 se presentan más desarrollados en la presentación de los temas cuando se comparan con los del Tiempo II (2000-2006. En el tema Ecosistemas y ciclos geoquímicos, el abordaje de los manuales es esencialmente ecocéntrico. Sin embargo, nuestros resultados llevan a cuestionar la calidad de los manuales al respecto de este tema, porque no sólo es necesario tratarlo de modo más profundo, sino también se deben incluir en los manuales las competencias en educación ambiental para así poder transmitirlas a las generaciones futuras, y de este modo contribuir a una mejora de la calidad de vida en la Tierra.

  14. Desempenho de um trator agrícola de pneus, funcionando com misturas de óleo diesel e óleo de soja reutilizado

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    Wagner da Cunha Siqueira

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available No Brasil, a forma de energia alternativa mais atraente tem sido a biomassa e, mais recentemente, os óleos vegetais residuais e in natura. Portanto, objetivou-se, com este trabalho, avaliar o desempenho na tomada de potência de um trator agrícola de pneus, utilizando misturas de óleo Diesel (OD com óleo de soja reutilizádo (OSR. Primeiramente, foi realizado um estudo de densidade das misturas, comportamento da temperatura do óleo Diesel no sistema de alimentação de combustível do motor e análises de viscosidades das misturas em estudo. Após as análises, verificou-se, por meio de ensaios dinamométricos, o desempenho do motor alimentado com misturas de OD com OSR, em diferentes proporções. As principais conclusões deste trabalho foram: a para as avaliações na tomada de potência, a mistura de 25% OD com 75% OSR apresentou a maior potência entre as demais misturas; b o consumo especifico e os torques demonstraram tendência a maiores valores com o acréscimo da percentagem de OSR às misturas.

  15. Performance, Emissions and Combustion Characteristics of a Single Cylinder Diesel Engine Fuelled with Blends of Jatropha Methyl Ester and Diesel

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    Debasish Padhee

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available In order to meet the energy requirements, there has been growing interest in alternative fuels like biodiesels, ethyl alcohol, biogas, hydrogen and producer gas to provide a suitable diesel substitute for internal combustion engines. An experimental investigation was performed to study the performance, emissions and combustion characteristics of diesel engine fuelled with blends of Jatropha methyl ester and diesel. In the present work three different fuel blends of Jatropha methyl ester (B10, B20, B40 and B100 were used. The increments in load on the engine increase the brake thermal efficiency, exhaust gas temperature and lowered the brake specific fuel consumption. The biodiesel blends produce lower carbon monoxide & unburned hydrocarbon emission and higher carbon dioxide & oxides of nitrogen than neat diesel fuel. From the results it was observed that the ignition delays decreased with increase in concentration of biodiesel in biodiesel blends with diesel. The combustion characteristics of single-fuel for biodiesel and diesel have similar combustion pressure and HRR patterns at different engine loads but it was observed that the peak cylinder pressure and heat release rate were lower for biodiesel blends compared to those of diesel fuel combustion.

  16. Bio-Diesel production and Effect of Catalytic Converter on Emission performance with Bio-Diesel Blends

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    R.Murali Manohar

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Bio-Diesel the word itself defines almost all the features of the Bio-Diesel literary. In the Era of this Global Warming where the people are making their living more and more comfortable and they are deteriorating the environment also. The uses of the automobiles with the conventional source of fuel leads to the production of the toxic gaseous substances like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, oxide of sulphur, hydro-carbons etc. The limitation comes with the rise in the price of the fuel as well as the produce of the green house gases as the exhaust gas. In the present study, a new method has been employed to produce Bio-Diesel in a homely basis. Theproduction of the Bio-Diesel is done by using Bio-Diesel processor. It requires the used vegetable oil, methanol and the lye with the accurate proportionate. Generally, emissions of regulated compounds changed linearly with the blend level. The objective is to detect any posit ive or negative effects depending on blend levels, because conventional diesel fuel and biodiesel can be blended in every ratio. The known positive and negative effects of biodiesel varied accordingly and investigate the effect of Catalytic Converter on emission performance with Bio- Diesel Blends.

  17. Experimental evaluation of diesel engine performance and emission using blends of jojoba oil and diesel fuel

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    Huzayyin, A.S.; Rady, M.A.; Dawood, A. [Benha High Inst. of Technology (Egypt). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Technology; Bawady, A.H. [University of Ain Shams, Cairo (Egypt). Faculty of Engineering

    2004-08-01

    An experimental evaluation of using jojoba oil as an alternate diesel engine fuel has been conducted in the present work. Measurements of jojoba oil chemical and physical properties have indicated a good potential of using jojoba oil as an alternative diesel engine fuel. Blending of jojoba oil with gas oil has been shown to be an effective method to reduce engine problems associated with the high viscosity of jojoba oil. Experimental measurements of different performance parameters of a single cylinder, naturally aspirated, direct injection, diesel engine have been performed using gas oil and blends of gas oil with jojoba oil. Measurements of engine performance parameters at different load conditions over the engine speed range have generally indicated a negligible loss of engine power, a slight increase in brake specific fuel consumption and a reduction in engine NO{sub x} and soot emission using blends of jojoba oil with gas oil as compared to gas oil. The reduction in engine soot emission has been observed to increase with the increase of jojoba oil percentage in the fuel blend. (Author)

  18. EXPERIMENTAL DETERMINATION OF BRAKE THERMAL EFFICIENCY AND BRAKE SPECIFIC FUEL CONSUMPTION OF DIESEL ENGINE FUELLED WITH BIO-DIESEL

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    M. SHIVA SHANKAR

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The rapid depletion in world petroleum reserves and uncertainty in petroleum supply due to political and economical reasons, as well as, the sharp escalations in the petroleum prices have stimulated the search for alternatives to petroleum fuels. The situation is very grave in developing countries like India which imports 70% of the required fuel, spending 30% of her total foreign exchange earnings on oil imports. Petroleum fuels are being consumed by agriculture and transport sector for which diesel engine happens to be the prime mover. Diesel fuelled vehicles discharge significant amount of pollutants like CO, HC, NOx, soot, lead compounds which are harmful to the universe. Though there are wide varieties of alternative fuels available, the research has not yet provided the right renewable fuel to replace diesel. Vegetable oils due to their properties being close to diesel fuel may be a promising alternative for its use in diesel engines. The high viscosity and low volatility are the major drawbacks of the use of vegetable oils in diesel engines. India is the second largest cotton producing country in the world today. The cotton seeds are available in India at cheaper price. Experiments were conducted on 5.2 BHP single cylinder four stroke water-cooled variable compression diesel engine. Methyl ester of cottonseed oil is blended with the commercially available Xtramile diesel. Cottonseed oil methyl ester (CSOME is blended in four different compositions varying from 10% to 40% in steps of 10 vol%. Using these four blends and Xtramile diesel brake thermal efficiency (BTE and brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC are determined at 17.5 compression ratio.

  19. Impact of low temperature combustion attaining strategies on diesel engine emissions for diesel and biodiesels: A review

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    Highlights: • Various low-temperature combustion strategies have been discussed briefly. • Effect on emissions has been discussed under low temperature combustion strategies. • Low-temperature combustion reduces NOx and PM simultaneously. • Higher CO, HC emissions with lower performance are the demerits of these strategies. • Biodiesels are also potential to attain low temperature combustion conditions. - Abstract: Simultaneous reduction of particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from diesel exhaust is the key to current research activities. Although various technologies have been introduced to reduce emissions from diesel engines, the in-cylinder reduction techniques of PM and NOx like low temperature combustion (LTC) will continue to be an important field in research and development of modern diesel engines. Furthermore, increasing prices and question over the availability of diesel fuel derived from crude oil have introduced a growing interest. Hence it is most likely that future diesel engines will be operated on pure biodiesel and/or blends of biodiesel and crude oil-based diesel. Being a significant technology to reduce emissions, LTC deserves a critical analysis of emission characteristics for both diesel and biodiesel. This paper critically investigates both petroleum diesel and biodiesel emissions from the view point of LTC attaining strategies. Due to a number of differences of physical and chemical properties, petroleum diesel and biodiesel emission characteristics differ a bit under LTC strategies. LTC strategies decrease NOx and PM simultaneously but increase HC and CO emissions. Recent attempts to attain LTC by biodiesel have created a hope for reduced HC and CO emissions. Decreased performance issue during LTC is also being taken care of by latest ideas. However, this paper highlights the emissions separately and analyzes the effects of significant factors thoroughly under LTC regime

  20. Explorando la Geometría en el segundo curso del primer ciclo de educación Primaria

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    Sedó-Beneyto, Marta

    2016-01-01

    El objetivo general de este trabajo fue crear una propuesta de actividades lúdicas con la finalidad de mejorar el razonamiento geométrico de alumnos de segundo curso de primer ciclo de la etapa Primaria mediante proyectos, talleres y juegos contextualizados en su vida cotidiana. La mayoría de estas actividades fomentan la resolución de problemas para favorecer el desarrollo del pensamiento matemático y, más concretamente, del razonamiento geométrico del niño, potenciando la motivación, la coo...

  1. El desarrollo del lenguaje en el segundo ciclo de educación infantil: propuesta didáctica

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    Cea Pérez de, María Elena

    2014-01-01

    El trabajo que se presenta a continuación se basa en la importancia que tiene el lenguaje, tanto oral como escrito, en el segundo ciclo de educación infantil, ya que a través de su utilización los niños serán capaces de expresar sus intereses, emociones, sentimientos, etc. y comunicarse con ellos mismos y con las personas de su entorno, para lograr integrarse en la sociedad en la que viven. Una vez expuesto el desarrollo del lenguaje, propongo una unidad didáctica que puede llevarse a cab...

  2. Las interacciones ciencia, tecnología y sociedad en los ciclos formativos de sistemas eléctricos.

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    Ríos Tarazona, Emilio

    2004-01-01

    RESUMEN Se estudian e investigan las concepciones de los alumnos de Formación Profesional de Ciclos Superiores sobre las relaciones entre Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad (CTS), y el provecho didáctico que la realización de actividades que tratan esas interacciones puede introducir para mejorar dichas concepciones, las actitudes y el interés de los alumnos hacía la Ciencia y la Tecnología. El problema se puede plantear del siguiente modo: 1. ¿Qué concepciones poseen los alumnos de Formaci...

  3. Regulación biótica del ciclo hidrológico en múltiples escalas

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    Salazar Villegas, Juan Fernando

    2011-01-01

    El papel de la biota en el funcionamiento del sistema terrestre ha sido motivo de un amplio debate científico. No se discute la existencia de tal papel sino su entendimiento a profundidad y sus implicaciones. En este contexto se encuentra la idea de la regulación del medio ambiente por parte de la biota, o regulación biótica del medio ambiente; y enmarcada por esta idea se formula la pregunta que sirve como punto de partida para la presente tesis: ¿El ciclo hidrológico es regulado (no sólo af...

  4. Imagens da diversidade intralinguística no 1º ciclo do ensino básico

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    Dias, Jacinta Raquel Bondoso

    2007-01-01

    Com este estudo pretende-se diagnosticar e descrever as imagens da diversidade intralinguística, veiculadas por alunos do 4º ano do 1º Ciclo do Ensino Básico, de uma escola de Lisboa, no ano lectivo de 2005/2006. O enquadramento teórico encontra-se dividido em duas partes. Na primeira, é focado o aspecto da variação linguística do português europeu (PE) utilizado em Portugal continental e insular, tendo em conta que todas as formas que a língua assume, na sua variação, têm o...

  5. Interagir e experimentar para aprender Física: desenvolvimento de um projecto com professores e alunos do 1º ciclo

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    Afonso, Isabel Maria Rosa, 1966-

    2003-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado, Física para Ensino, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade do Algarve, 2003 A educação científica e, concretamente, o trabalho experimental são vectores que aparecem claramente enfatizados no Programa do 1° Ciclo. Neste contexto, delineou-se o presente estudo com as seguintes finalidades: avaliar as concepções e práticas dos professores em termos do ensino da Física; avaliar os eleitos de um programa de formação que tinha em vista implementar ...

  6. Un marco de trabajo para analizar y mejorar la calidad de datos dentro de su ciclo de vida

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    Domingo, Gonzalo; Buccella, Agustina; Cechich, Alejandra

    2007-01-01

    En la actualidad pocas empresas en la Argentina tienen en cuenta a la calidad de datos como requisito fundamental en todo desarrollo, implementación y uso del sistema. Es muy común que al momento de diseñar la aplicación, la calidad de datos sea muchas veces obviada y no exista una metodología o técnicas para su análisis. En este trabajo se propone una metodología orientada a pensar los sistemas desde la óptica de la calidad de los datos durante todo el ciclo de vida de un desarrollo de softw...

  7. Conceções dos alunos do 1.º Ciclo do Ensino Básico sobre o sistema digestivo

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    Moreira, Dalila; Almeida, Liliana; Lopes, Mónica; Veiga, Vânia; Cavadas, Bento

    2012-01-01

    Este estudo exploratório teve como objetivo determinar os conhecimentos dos alunos do 1º Ciclo do Ensino Básico (1.º CEB) sobre o sistema digestivo. Usou-se uma adaptação do método seguido por Dantas (2006). O instrumento de recolha de dados utilizado foi o desenho. Solicitou-se a 69 alunos (37 raparigas e 32 rapazes) do 4.º ano, de quatro escolas do distrito de Santarém, que elaborassem um desenho sobre a constituição do aparelho digestivo humano. Os alunos fizeram os desenhos em sala de aul...

  8. Análisis de recursos digitales de Matemáticas para el primer ciclo de la ESO

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    Fraile-Bravo, María

    2012-01-01

    Este trabajo tiene la intención de crear un lugar dónde se recopilen recursos didácticos de matemáticas para el primer ciclo de la ESO, por el momento, con el propósito de seleccionar y recomendar los más adecuados para cada unidad o tema que se trabaja en esos dos cursos escolares. Existen muchas páginas en la red que contienen catálogos de recursos educativos, quizás demasiadas. Lo que este proyecto intenta aportar es que los recursos didácticos se presenten clasificados segú...

  9. La importancia del ciclo de caja y cálculo del capital de trabajo en la gerencia PYME

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    Jorge Iván Jiménez Sánchez; Farley Saray Rojas Restrepo; Heidy Julieth Ospina Galvis

    2014-01-01

     El artículo aborda las finanzas en la pyme moderna, la cual necesita de un gerente dinámico y hábil en la gestión administrativa, la información contable y las finanzas, con conocimiento de los días necesarios para cubrir el ciclo de caja y el capital que se requiere para operar a corto plazo, calculo necesario para determinar si va a alcanzar el dinero o si va a necesitar financiación y su valor exacto. Las cifras de fracaso de las pymes en América Latina son abrumadoras, ochenta por ciento...

  10. El ciclo vital revisado: las vidas de las mujeres mayores a la luz de los cambios sociales

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    Anna Freixas Farré; Bárbara Luque; Amalia Reina

    2012-01-01

    El aumento de la esperanza de vida ha revolucionado la explicación del ciclo vital humano. En el caso de las mujeres podemos identificar en el envejecer elementos diferenciales que tienen su origen en los cambios sociales de los últimos cincuenta años. Las características de la vida de las mujeres y su gran variabilidad interindividual hacen difícil el análisis de su experiencia en términos de las etapas evolutivas clásicas. Las mujeres mayores de los próximos veinte años, beneficiarias de la...

  11. Programa de modificación de conducta escolar (Educación Infantil y Primer Ciclo de Primaria)

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    De la Torre Ramírez, Carmelo

    2003-01-01

    Este artículo describe paso a paso la aplicación práctica de un programa completo de modificación de conducta escolar. Dicho programa pretende dar respuesta a una demanda concreta, la necesidad que presentan los docentes de solventar adecuadamente los problemas disruptivos y de convivencia que afloran en el aula. Se trata de un instrumento válido para ser aplicado principalmente en Educación Infantil y en el primer ciclo de la Educación Primaria

  12. Sincronías entre ciclos educativos, métodos pedagógicos y arquitecturas escolares

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    Martínez-Medina, Andrés; Oliva Meyer, Justo; Oliver, Jose L.

    2015-01-01

    I.- Enseñanza, pedagogía y arquitectura escolar. ¿Existe alguna relación entre ciclos de enseñanza, metodologías docentes y construcciones escolares? Esta parece ser la obsesión que ha guiado a los expertos de estos tres frentes en el siglo XX con el fin de definir la concreción física de los lugares para la transmisión de conocimientos y la formación de los alumnos. Y los tres frentes han ido cambiando: de la docencia informativa y dirigida a la formativa y participativa, del aprendizaje imp...

  13. Dificultades de aprendizaje de la geometría por parte de alumnos del primer ciclo de la ESO

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    Roca Cuffí, Marta

    2014-01-01

    El objetivo principal de este trabajo es investigar qué dificultades se encuentran los alumnos del primer ciclo de la ESO en el aprendizaje de la geometría, y cómo se puede incidir para ayudarlos en la superación de estas dificultades. Nuestro análisis del aprendizaje de la geometría se centra en tres aspectos (siguiendo el documento “Pensamiento Geométrico y Tecnologías Computacionales” del Ministerio de Educación Nacional de la República de Colombia): visualización, justifica...

  14. Sistema de almacenamiento de energía eléctrica en central de ciclo combinado

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    Saez Muñiz, Javier

    2016-01-01

    El presente Proyecto Final de Carrera estudia la implantación de un sistema de almacenamiento de energía eléctrica, adecuado para la instalación en una Central Eléctrica de Ciclo Combinado. Así mismo, su estructura podrá ser aplicable a otros tipos de centrales eléctricas, industrias, o instalaciones con mínimas modificaciones. El objeto incluye el estudio, cálculo y diseño del sistema de almacenamiento de energía, evaluando diferentes tipos de tecnologías existentes en la actu...

  15. El ciclo global del carbono y sus consecuencias en la fotosíntesis en el Altiplano boliviano

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    Saugier, B.; Pontailler, J.Y.

    2006-01-01

    El ciclo global del carbono se describe tomando en cuenta los intercambios entre la atmósfera y la biosfera continental, así como las modificaciones causadas por las actividades humanas: deposiciones nitrogenadas, aumento del CO2 atmosférico y el calentamiento climático inducido. Estos cambios globales tienen como consecuencia un aumento de producción vegetal y un almacenamiento de carbono en la biomasa de los árboles y en la materia orgánica del suelo. Como todos los ecosistemas terrestres, ...

  16. Proceso de ingeniería de software para el desarrollo del ciclo de vida de un objeto de aprendizaje

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    Rodríguez Rodríguez, Verónica

    2007-01-01

    Los Objetos de Aprendizaje han permitido plantear una nueva forma de desarrollo de material educativo, lo cual implica nuevas metodologías para la creación de los mismos. Para que se pueda establecer metodológicamente de manera completa el ciclo de vida de un Objeto de Aprendizaje es necesario definir un proceso de Ingeniería de Software y, además, determinar la secuencia completa de etapas que se presentan en un Objeto de Aprendizaje durante su diseño y desarrollo hasta su ...

  17. La enseñanza de estrategias de pensamiento en segundo ciclo de educación primaria

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    Choppi, María Marcela

    2013-01-01

    El motivo de éste trabajo surge a partir de la lectura del Diseño Curricular y el fundamento de su reforma que hace referencia a la centralidad de la enseñanza. Ésta lectura despertó la necesidad de averiguar si en los segundos ciclos de escuelas primarias, existen docentes que desarrollan estrategias de pensamiento en sus aulas. El objetivo central consistió en determinar la importancia que dichos docentes le otorgan a la enseñanza de estrategias de pensamiento. A tal efecto se confecc...

  18. El suelo, un sistema organizado que sustenta la vida terrestre, una propuesta de aula para ciclo I

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    Ramírez Mora, Yenny Patricia

    2012-01-01

    El siguiente trabajo tiene como objetivo diseñar una propuesta de aula donde se integren conceptualmente la estructura, y los procesos: físicos, químicos, biológicos y sociales, que inciden en el desarrollo y protección del suelo, con el fin de lograr un aprendizaje significativo, el desarrollo de habilidades de pensamiento y una conciencia del cuidado de éste en los estudiantes del ciclo I, del colegio Gerardo Molina Ramírez IED. Se realizó una prueba diagnóstica con el fin de identificar la...

  19. Asimetrías en la demanda por trabajo en Colombia: el papel del ciclo económico

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    Jorge Andrés Tamayo Castaño

    2012-01-01

    Este trabajo tiene como objetivo estimar las elasticidades de demanda de empleo moderno total y no calificado, haciendo énfasis en las asimetrías presentes en las distintas fases del ciclo económico colombiano. Para tal fin, se estiman modelos MS-VAR(p) siguiendo la metodología propuesta por Krolzig (1997) y Clements y Krolzig (2003). Los resultados confirman la existencia de dichas asimetrías en las demandas por empleo moderno total y no calificado, las cuales varían dependiendo del comporta...

  20. Autoperceções, contexto familiar e aspirações vocacionais de alunos do 2º ciclo

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    Paulino, Diana Sofia Rodrigues

    2013-01-01

    Tendo como base teórica as perspetivas desenvolvimentistas de Super (1995) e Gottfredson (1981,2005) e a sociocognitiva de Lent, Brown e Hackett (1994,2002), a presente investigação tem como objetivo estudar as aspirações vocacionais de adolescentes do 2º ciclo e as suas relações com as autoperceções e com variáveis do contexto familiar (NSE e aspirações parentais). A amostra inclui 146 participantes de duas escolas do distrito de Lisboa, onde foram aplicados o Questionário de Aspirações d...

  1. Generation and characterization of diesel engine combustion emissions from petroleum diesel and soybean biodiesel fuels and application for inhalation exposure studies

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    Biodiesel made from the transesterification of plant- and anmal-derived oils is an important alternative fuel source for diesel engines. Although numerous studies have reported health effects associated with petroleum diesel emissions, information on biodiesel emissions are more ...

  2. US DOE emergency diesel performance prediction

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    The US Department of Energy has been examining extension of the operational lives of commercial nuclear power plants through improved performance and continued operation beyond the initial design life term. One technique that seems promising for this task is the prediction of equipment performance through the use of innovative monitoring schemes. This technique is best applied to equipment that experiences failures that are not easily correlated with other commonly used indicators such as cumulative operating time or number of stress cycles. Such equipment often has testing and maintenance performed at periodic intervals. In response to this testing and maintenance, the performance of the equipment could be degraded. One such piece of equipment is the emergency diesel generator. 4 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab

  3. Heavy Truck Clean Diesel Cooperative Research Program

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    Milam, David

    2006-12-31

    This report is the final report for the Department of Energy on the Heavy Truck Engine Program (Contract No. DE-FC05-00OR22806) also known as Heavy Truck Clean Diesel (HTCD) Program. Originally, this was scoped to be a $38M project over 5 years, to be 50/50 co-funded by DOE and Caterpillar. The program started in June 2000. During the program the timeline was extended to a sixth year. The program completed in December 2006. The program goal was to develop and demonstrate the technologies required to enable compliance with the 2007 and 2010 (0.2g/bhph NOx, 0.01g/bhph PM) on-highway emission standards for Heavy Duty Trucks in the US with improvements in fuel efficiency compared to today's engines. Thermal efficiency improvement from a baseline of 43% to 50% was targeted.

  4. THE EFFECT OF BIODIESEL AND BIOETHANOL BLENDED DIESEL FUEL ON THE PERFORMANCE AND EMISSION CHARACTERISTICS OF A DIRECT INJECTION DIESEL ENGINE

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    G. Venkata Subbaiah

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available History has seen fuel innovations being driven majorly by transportation needs rather than the overall need to revolutionize the energy needs of the society. Biofuels such as biodiesel and bioethanol are now receiving the impetus required for becoming a fuel source for the future. One of the ways to reduce the dependence on fossil diesel is the blending of bioethanol with conventional diesel. However, an emulsifier or a co-solvent is required to stabilize the blend. The ricebran oil biodiesel offers an alternative application as an emulsifier for diesel-ethanol blends to form diesel-biodiesel-ethanol blends. In the present study the rice bran oil biodiesel was used in different ways such as pure biodiesel, blending with diesel and diesel- ethanol blends. The performance and emission characteristics of a direct injection (DI diesel engine when fuelled with conventional diesel fuel, pure biodiesel, a blend of diesel and biodiesel and three blends of diesel-biodiesel-ethanol were studied over the entire range of load on the engine. The experimental results showed that the highest brake thermal efficiency was observed with 30% ethanol in diesel-biodiesel-ethanol blends. The exhaust gas temperature and sound reduced with the increase of ethanol percentage in diesel-biodiesel-ethanol blends. The Carbon monoxide, smoke, exhaust gas temperature and sound reduced with the increase of ethanol percentage in diesel-biodiesel-ethanol blends. The minimum values of Carbon monoxides, smoke, exhaust gas temperature and sound intensity were observed with the blend BE30 and were respectively 41.23%, 14.5%, 0.57% and 11.53% lower than that of the diesel fuel. The Oxides of nitrogen and carbon dioxide emissions increased with the increased percentage of ethanol in diesel-biodiesel-ethanol blends. The hydrocarbon emissions increased with ethanol but lower than that of the diesel fuel by a maximum of 35.35% with 10% ethanol in diesel-biodiesel-ethanol blend. The

  5. The effect of fuel additive SO-2E on diesel engine performance when operating on diesel fuel and shale oil

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    Labeckas, Gvidonas; Pauliukas, Arvydas; Slavinskas, Stasys

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this research is to perform comparative analysis of the effect of fuel additive SO-2E on the economical and ecological parameters of a direct-injection Diesel engine, operating on Diesel fuel and shale oil alternately. It was proved that multifunctional fuel additive SO-2E applied in proportion 0,2 vol % is more effective for improving combustion of shale oil than Diesel fuel. At light operation range the treated shale oil savings based upon fuel energy content throughout wide ...

  6. Tomorrow`s diesel engines: towards a new equilibrium; Moteurs diesel de demain: vers un nouvel equilibre

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    Bastenhof, D. [SEMT Pielstick, 93 - Saint Denis (France)

    1997-12-31

    After a review of the main principles governing combustion in diesel engines and the influence of ambient air conditions on pollutant emissions (and more especially NOx), emission level limits concerning NOx, CO, HC and ashes are presented and discussed according to their applications in the various types of diesel engines. The influence of fuel type is also examined and several ways to reduce NOx emissions in liquid fuel diesel engines are reported: mechanical modifications (compression ratio), water injection, exhaust gas recirculation, exhaust gas processing, fume and ash filtration. Cost issues are also discussed, through comparisons with gas turbines

  7. Flotabilidad y similitud del nado de Manta birostris(Elasmobranchii: Myliobatidae con el ciclo de vuelo de Columba livia(Aves: Columbidae

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    Iván Meza Vélez

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Se analizó la física de la flotación en la mantarraya Manta birostrisy se comparó el nado con el ciclo de vuelo de la paloma doméstica Columba livia, con la finalidad de encontrar similitudes y diferencias en las locomociones y las leyes físicas que intervienen. Se demostró que uno de los dos ciclos de nado estudiados de esta especie posee tres de las cuatro fases principales del ciclo de vuelo de la paloma doméstica. También se demostró un “efecto paracaídas” en M. birostris, el cual le ofrece una ventaja en su locomoción. Adicionalmente, se describió cómo el concepto físico de torque se aplica al giro de esta especie.

  8. Psicología del desarrollo y Psicología del ciclo vital. Un intento de integración a debate

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    Perinat, Adolfo

    1981-01-01

    En la década de 1970 ha surgido con ímpetu el nuevo dominio de la psicología del ciclo vital (lqe-span developmental psychology). Uno de sus postulados básicos es que el hombre continúa desarrollándose y cambiando en el decurso de la vida. En este artículo se discute, en primer lugar, hasta qué punto es lícito extrapolar el concepto de desarrollo a todo el ciclo vital humano. En segundo lugar se valora la crítica que la psicología del ciclo vital hace de la idea de cambio asociado a la edad, ...

  9. Diseño de un ciclo de producción de frío para uso de climatización movido por motor Stirling

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    González Saucedo, Francisco José

    2016-01-01

    El objetivo del presente Trabajo Fin de Grado se basa en la integración de un motor de ciclo Stirling en un sistema de refrigeración por compresión mecánica. Se ha llevado a cabo el diseño de un sistema de refrigeración por compresión mecánica, incluyendo el motor de ciclo Stirling y el tipo de fuente de calor externa para su funcionamiento, y se ha comparado con un sistema de refrigeración por absorción y un sistema de bomba de calor por ciclo de compresión a gas, operando bajo las misma...

  10. Reduction in (pro-)inflammatory responses of lung cells exposed in vitro to diesel exhaust treated with a non-catalyzed diesel particle filter

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    Steiner, Sandro; Czerwinski, Jan; Comte, Pierre; Müller, Loretta L.; Heeb, Norbert V.; Mayer, Andreas; Petri-Fink, Alke; Rothen-Rutishauser, Barbara

    2014-01-01

    Increasingly stringent regulation of particulate matter emissions from diesel vehicles has led to the widespread use of diesel particle filters (DPFs), the effect of which on exhaust toxicity is so far poorly understood. We exposed a cellular model of the human respiratory epithelium at the air-liquid interface to non-catalyzed wall-flow DPF-filtered diesel exhaust and compared the resulting biological responses to the ones observed upon exposure to unfiltered exhaust. Filtered diesel exhaust...

  11. Status of the Wind-Diesel Market (Presentation)

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    Baring-Gould, E. I.

    2014-02-01

    This presentation offers an overview of the wind-diesel market, including the range of power systems, recent progress, current energy situation of remote communities, operating projects, current market approaches and ongoing challenges.

  12. NOx Emissions from Diesel Passenger Cars Worsen with Age

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    Chen, Yuche; Borken-Kleefeld, Jens

    2016-04-05

    Commonly, the NOx emissions rates of diesel vehicles have been assumed to remain stable over the vehicle's lifetime. However, there have been hardly any representative long-term emission measurements. Here we present real-driving emissions of diesel cars and light commercial vehicles sampled on-road over 15 years in Zurich/Switzerland. Results suggest deterioration of NOx unit emissions for Euro 2 and Euro 3 diesel technologies, while Euro 1 and Euro 4 technologies seem to be stable. We can exclude a significant influence of high-emitting vehicles. NOx emissions from all cars and light commercial vehicles in European emission inventories increase by 5-10% accounting for the observed deterioration, depending on the country and its share of diesel cars. We suggest monitoring the stability of emission controls particularly for high-mileage light commercial as well as heavy-duty vehicles.

  13. DIESEL ENGINES' VIBROACOUSTIC SIGNATURE EXTRACTION BY WAVELET PACKET TECHNIQUE

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    邹剑; 陈进; 邹军; 耿遵敏

    2002-01-01

    Multisource unstable impulsive excitations, time-varying transmission path, concentrated mode, dispersion and reverberation that are important characteristics of reciprocating machines such as diesel engines result in wide-band non-stationary vibroacoustic responses which influence the effective extraction of vibroacoustic signatures and become a key factor to limit diesel engines' vibration diagnosis. In this paper, a serial theoretical deduction on the unstable dynamic properties of diesel engines was made; the mechanism of non-stationary vibroacoustic responses was elucidated. Based upon that, the wavelet packet technique was introduced. The reason for the existence of frequency aliasing in the Paley series from wavelet packets' decomposition was analyzed, and the wavelet packet frequency-shifting algorithm was given. Experiments on 190 serial diesel engines verify the given method's significant validity in vibroacoustic signature extraction and reciprocating machines' vibration diagnosis.

  14. Combustion of soybean oil and diesel mixtures for heating purposes

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    Guimaraes, Adriana Correa; Sanz, Jose Francisco [European University Miguel de Cervantes, Valladolid (Spain)], E-mail: acorrea@uemc.es; Hernandez, Salvador; Navas, Luis Manuel; Rodriguez, Elena; Ruiz, Gonzalo [University of Valladolid (Spain). Dept. of Agricultural and Forest Engineering; San Jose, Julio [University of Valladolid (Spain). Dept. of Energetic Engineering; Gomez, Jaime [University of Valladolid (Spain). Dept. of Communications and Signal Theory and Telematics Engineering

    2008-07-01

    Using blends of vegetable oils with petroleum derivates for heating purposes has several advantages over other energy application for vegetable oils. This paper presents the results of an investigation by use of soybean oil and diesel mixture as fuel for producing heat in conventional diesel installation. The paper is set out as follows: properties characterization of soybean oil as fuel and of diesel oil, as well as the mixture of both; selection of the mixture according to their physical chemical properties and how they adapt to conventional combustion installation; experimentation with the selected mixture, allowing the main combustion parameters to be measured; processing the collected data, values of combustion, efficiency and reduction of emissions. Conclusions show that the use of soybean oil and diesel mixture for producing heat energy in conventional equipment is feasible and beneficial for reduction emissions. (author)

  15. An Overview of Biodiesel and Petroleum Diesel Life Cycles

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    Sheehan, J. (NREL); Camobreco, V. (Ecobalance); Duffield, J. (USDA); Shapouri, H. (USDA); Graboski, M. (CIFER); Tyson, K. S. (NREL Project Manager)

    2000-04-27

    This report presents the findings from a study of the life cycle inventories for petroleum diesel and biodiesel. It presents information on raw materials extracted from the environment, energy resources consumed, and air, water, and solid waste emissions generated.

  16. Hydrogen Gas as a Fuel in Direct Injection Diesel Engine

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    Dhanasekaran, Chinnathambi; Mohankumar, Gabriael

    2016-04-01

    Hydrogen is expected to be one of the most important fuels in the near future for solving the problem caused by the greenhouse gases, for protecting environment and saving conventional fuels. In this study, a dual fuel engine of hydrogen and diesel was investigated. Hydrogen was conceded through the intake port, and simultaneously air and diesel was pervaded into the cylinder. Using electronic gas injector and electronic control unit, the injection timing and duration varied. In this investigation, a single cylinder, KIRLOSKAR AV1, DI Diesel engine was used. Hydrogen injection timing was fixed at TDC and injection duration was timed for 30°, 60°, and 90° crank angles. The injection timing of diesel was fixed at 23° BTDC. When hydrogen is mixed with inlet air, emanation of HC, CO and CO2 decreased without any emission (exhaustion) of smoke while increasing the brake thermal efficiency.

  17. Bioassay-Directed Fractionation of Diesel and Biodiesel Emissions

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    Biofuels are being developed as alternatives to petroleum-derived products, but published research is contradictory regarding the mutagenic activity of such emissions relative to those from petroleum diesel. We performed bioassay-directed fractionation and analyzed the polycyclic...

  18. Cold Vacuum Drying (CVD) Facility, Diesel Generator Fire Protection

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    This Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP) has been prepared to demonstrate that the Fire Protection and Detection System installed by Project W-441 (Cold Vacuum Drying Facility and Diesel Generator Building) functions as required by project specifications

  19. Production of bio diesel from chicken frying oil

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    Chicken fried oil was converted into different bio diesels through single step transesterification and two step transesterification, namely acid-base and base-base catalyzed transesterification. Hydrochloric acid and potassium hydroxide with methanol were used for this purpose. The results showed that two step base catalyzed transesterification was better compared to other methods. It resulted in higher yield and better fuel properties. Transesterification of fried chicken oil was monitored by TLC technique and compared with that of the parent oil. Fuel properties of the products have been measured and found markedly enhanced compared to those of the parent oil. Also, the values satisfied the standard limits according to the ASTM standards. Blending of the better bio diesel sample with petro diesel was made using three volume percentages (10, 30 and 50% v/v). The results disclosed that blending had slight effect on the original properties of petro diesel.

  20. Cold Vacuum Drying (CVD) Facility, Diesel Generator Fire Protection

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    Singh, G

    2000-01-01

    This Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP) has been prepared to demonstrate that the Fire Protection and Detection System installed by Project W-441 (Cold Vacuum Drying Facility and Diesel Generator Building) functions as required by project specifications.

  1. Avaliação do crescimento e do custo da alimentação do pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus Holmberg, 1887 submetido a ciclos alternados de restrição alimentar e realimentação Evaluation of the growth and feeding costs of pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus submitted to alternate cycles of feeding restriction and refeeding

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    Valéria Leão Souza

    2003-02-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se os efeitos da utilização de ciclos alternados de restrição alimentar e realimentação no crescimento do pacu, durante o período de engorda, e a viabilidade desta prática na produção comercial da espécie. Juvenis foram distribuídos em três tanques e submetidos a diferentes manejos alimentares, constituindo os tratamentos: A (alimentado ad libitum, B (restrição alimentar de 4 semanas, realimentado por 9 semanas e C (6 semanas de restrição alimentar, realimentado por 7 semanas, em um total de 13 semanas por ciclo (4 ciclos experimentais. No final de cada ciclo alimentar, 20 peixes de cada tratamento foram amostrados e os dados biométricos registrados. Os valores obtidos para peso, comprimento total e fator de condição (K foram submetidos a ANOVA e as médias comparadas pelo teste de Duncan. Os resultados mostraram que o tratamento C é o mais indicado somente para outono/inverno, promovendo maior crescimento, menor custo com ração, baixa conversão alimentar e maior receita líquida parcial. Entretanto, durante as estações mais quentes do ano (primavera/verão outros programas de alimentação devem ser testados, utilizando-se períodos mais curtos de restrição alimentar. Quando se tratou da produção anual, o tratamento A respondeu melhor em termos de biomassa produzida, apesar do maior gasto com alimentação, visto que, com o aumento da temperatura, o crescimento dos peixes dos demais tratamentos ficou prejudicado.The present study evaluated the effects of alternating food restriction and refeeding cycles on the growth of pacu, during the growout phase and the viability of this practice in the commercial production of the species. Juvenile fish were distributed in 3 tanks and submitted to different feeding strategies: group A (fed ad libitum daily, B (food restricted to 4 weeks and refed for 9 weeks and C (food restricted to 6 weeks and refed for 7 weeks totalizing 13 weeks per cycle (4 experimental cycles

  2. 40 CFR 80.592 - What records must be kept by entities in the motor vehicle diesel fuel and diesel fuel additive...

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    2010-07-01

    ... production or import. (4) A record designating the batch as motor vehicle diesel fuel meeting the 500 ppm... sampling and testing for sulfur content for a batch of motor vehicle diesel fuel produced or imported and... information for each batch of motor vehicle diesel fuel produced or imported: (1) The batch volume. (2)...

  3. INFORMATION-MEASURING TEST SYSTEM OF DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE HYDRAULIC TRANSMISSIONS

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    ZHUKOVYTSKYY I.V.; KLIUSHNYK I.A.; OCHKASOV O.B.; KORENIYK R.O.

    2015-01-01

    Purpose. The article describes the process of developing the information-measuring test system of diesel locomotives hydraulic transmission, which gives the possibility to obtain baseline data to conduct further studies for the determination of the technical condition of diesel locomotives hydraulic transmission. The improvement of factory technology of post-repair tests of hydraulic transmissions by automating the existing hydraulic transmission test stands according to the specifications of...

  4. Vibration Feature Abstraction and Classification of Diesel Fault

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    2003-01-01

    The feature of a periodic cyclic-nonstationary signal for a cyclic working machine such as a diesel engine is studied in the aspect of working procedure, force and vibration. On the basis of the study, a method of characteristic abstraction and classification is put forward for periodic cyclic-nonstationary vibration signal. The proposed method is applied to experimental data of an ISUZU C240 diesel engine. Experiment results show the effectiveness of the proposed method in classification of engine faults.

  5. Diesel Particulate Filter Diagnostics Using Correlation and Spectral Analysis

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    Surve, Pranati R

    2008-01-01

    Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) are used to trap the harmful particulate matter (PM) present in the exhaust of diesel engines. The particulate matter is trapped in and on a porous ceramic substrate to keep PM emissions low. The onboard diagnostics requirements enforced by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) require that the DPF perform well to keep emissions below certain specified levels. Further, should the DPF fail in any way, resulting in higher emission levels, this event must be dete...

  6. Experimental Investigation of Performance & Emission for the Blend of Diesel

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    Hitesh J. Yadav*1, Priyakant A.Vaghela2

    2014-01-01

    Due to the increasing demand for fossil fuels and environmental threat, a number of renewable sources of energy have been studied worldwide. An attempt is made to assess the suitability of vegetable oil for diesel engine operDue to the increasing demand for fossil fuels and environmental threat, a number of renewable sources of energy have been studied worldwide. An attempt is made to assess the suitability of vegetable oil for diesel engine operDue to the increasing demand fo...

  7. A CFD STUDY OF CAVITATION IN REAL SIZE DIESEL INJECTORS

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    PATOUNA, STAVROULA

    2012-01-01

    In Diesel engines, the internal flow characteristics in the fuel injection nozzles, such as the turbulence level and distribution, the cavitation pattern and the velocity profile affect significantly the air-fuel mixture in the spray and subsequently the combustion process. Since the possibility to observe experimentally and measure the flow inside real size Diesel injectors is very limited, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) calculations are generally used to obtain the relevant informati...

  8. Optimizing Hybrid Wind/Diesel Generator System Using BAT Algorithm

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    Sudhir Sharma; Shivani Mehta

    2016-01-01

    Hybrid system comprising of Wind/Diesel generation system for a practical standalone application considers Wind turbine generators and diesel generator as primary power sources for generating electricity. Battery banks are considered as a backup power source. The total value of cost is reduced by meeting energy demand required by the customers. Bat optimization technique is implemented to optimize wind and battery modules. Wind and battery banks are considered as primary sources a...

  9. MODELING AND SIMULATION OF A HYBRID WIND-DIESEL MICROGRID

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    Friedel, Vincent

    2009-01-01

    Some communities in remote locations with high wind velocities and an unreliable utility supply, will typically install small diesel powered generators and wind generators to form a microgrid. Over the past few years, microgrid projects have been developed in many parts of the world, and commercial solutions have started to appear. Such systems face specific design issues, especially when the wind penetration is high enough to affect the operation of the diesel plant. The dynamic behavior of ...

  10. Aging of HDPE Pipes Exposed to Diesel Lubricant

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    Habas-Ulloa, Amelia; Moraes D'Almeida, Jose Roberto; Habas, Jean-Pierre

    2011-01-01

    The effects caused upon the physicochemical behavior of high-density polyethylene pipes by exposure to a diesel lubricant were investigated, as a function of time and temperature, by thermogravimetric and gravimetric analysis and by FT-IR. The gravimetric data were satisfactorily described using Fick's law. The fitting of the experimental points showed that diesel, which can be regarded as a model fluid to analyze the effects caused by aromatic units present in oil derivatives, has a high dif...

  11. The effect of piston bowl temperature on diesel exhaust emissions

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    Ladommatos, N; Xiao, Z.; Zhao, H.

    2005-01-01

    In modern, high-speed, direct injection diesel engines for passenger vehicles, there is extensive impingement of the fuel sprays on to the piston bowl walls. Recent trends towards smaller engine sizes, equipped with high-pressure common-rail fuel injection systems, have tended to increase the spray/piston wall interaction. This paper describes tests carried out in a high-speed direct injection automotive diesel engine, during which the temperature of the piston was increased in a controlled m...

  12. Bioremediation of diesel oil contaminated soil and water

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    Kauppi, Sari

    2011-01-01

    Diesel spills contaminate aquatic and terrestrial environments. To prevent the environmental and health risks, the remediation needs to be advanced. Bioremediation, i.e., degradation by microbes, is one of the suitable methods for cleaning diesel contamination. In monitored natural attenuation technique are natural processes in situ combined, including bioremediation, volatilization, sorption, dilution and dispersion. Soil bacteria are capable of adapting to degrade environmental pollutants, ...

  13. Diesel exhaust rapidly degrades floral odours used by honeybees

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    Girling, Robbie D.; Inka Lusebrink; Emily Farthing; Newman, Tracey A.; Poppy, Guy M.

    2013-01-01

    Honeybees utilise floral odours when foraging for flowers; we investigated whether diesel exhaust pollution could interrupt these floral odour stimuli. A synthetic blend of eight floral chemicals, identified from oilseed rape, was exposed to diesel exhaust pollution. Within one minute of exposure the abundances of four of the chemicals were significantly lowered, with two components rendered undetectable. Honeybees were trained to recognise the full synthetic odour mix; altering the blend, by...

  14. Diesel engine exhaust and lung cancer: an unproven association.

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    Muscat, J E; Wynder, E. L.

    1995-01-01

    The risk of lung cancer associated with diesel exhaust has been calculated from 14 case-control or cohort studies. We evaluated the findings from these studies to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to implicate diesel exhaust as a human lung carcinogen. Four studies found increased risks associated with long-term exposure, although two of the four studies were based on the same cohort of railroad workers. Six studies were inconclusive due to missing information on smoking habits, ...

  15. Contribution for Modelling and failure prediction in Marine Diesel Engine

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    Moussa-Nahim, Hassan

    2016-01-01

    This work presents a simulator model of a marine diesel engine based on physical, semi-physical, mathematical and thermodynamic equations, allowing fast predictive simulations. The whole engine system is divided into several functional blocs: cooling, lubrication, air, injection, combustion and emissions. The sub-models and dynamic characteristics of individual blocs are established according to engine working principles equations and experimental data collected from a marine diesel engine te...

  16. El estado de ánimo de la mujer durante su ciclo reproductivo

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    María Raquel Huerta Franco

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Los frecuentes hallazgos de las investigaciones internacionales y en la población mexicana en el campo de la psiquiatría, confirman repetidamente que los trastornos afectivos de la mujer sobrepasan en número a los reportados en el hombre. La mujer, por el solo hecho de pertenecer al sexo femenino, tiene más riesgo de experimentar con mayor frecuencia síntomas de depresión y ansiedad, lo que sólo puede ser superado por los antecedentes familiares de alteraciones afectivas. A pesar de que hay una clara asociación en el sexo femenino con la mayor frecuencia con que se presenta la ansiedad, los cambios en el comportamiento y la baja autoestima, la causa no se ha definido completamente. Las razones son complejas y se dispersan debido a las limitaciones metodológicas que impiden estudiar los factores que hacen que la mujer sea más susceptible a presentar estos problemas. Actualmente diversas hipótesis intentan explicar las causas, la incidencia y la prevalencia de los problemas afectivos desde varias perspectivas (biológica, psicológica y sociocultural. En este artículo se presentan los resultados de los estudios en la población femenina mexicana y de la de diversas partes del mundo. Se dan datos sobre la frecuencia y el grado de intensidad de los síntomas de depresión, ansiedad, estrés, no específicos de la depresión, premenstruales, y caraterísticos de la autoestima de la mujer durante las diferentes etapas de su ciclo reproductivo. Se comparan los resultados de algunos estudios en hombres y mujeres. Además, se discute el efecto de los factores biológicos, como las hormonas gonadales y sus metabolitos, en la modulación de los neurotrasmisores y sus relaciones con las alteraciones afectivas. También se tratan otros factores, como los ambientales y los del estilo de vida propia de la mujer.

  17. PRODUCCIÓN DE FITOMASA POR Coffea canephora Pierre ex Froehner EN DOS CICLOS PRODUCTIVOS

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    Carlos Bustamante González

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    Full Text Available En áreas de la Estación Central de Investigaciones de Café y Cacao ubicadas en La Mandarina, municipio Tercer Frente, provincia Santiago de Cuba y La Alcarraza, municipio Sagua de Tánamo, provincia Holguín, se evaluó la producción de biomasa de Coffea canephora Pierre ex Froehner var. Robusta desde la plantación hasta el cuarto año en ambas localidades y luego de la poda baja y hasta el cuarto año en la Alcarraza. Los cafetos fueron plantados a 3 x 1,5 m en suelos Pardos bajo sombra de Samanea saman Jerr en la primera localidad y Leucaena leucocephala Lam de Wit en la segunda. La fitomasa se separó en hojas, ramas, tallos, frutos y raíces. A partir de los 24 meses y al año después de la poda se recolectaron mensualmente las hojas del cafeto caídas. Para el estudio del sistema radical se extrajeron bloques de suelo de 25 x 25 x 25 cm, en un área formada por 1,5 m (distancia hacia la calle y 0,75 m (entre plantas, en todos los casos centrado en relación con la planta y hasta un metro de profundidad. El volumen del suelo extraído representó ¼ del volumen ocupado por la planta. Se determinó la masa seca de cada órgano. La producción de fitomasa alcanzó valores de 25 toneladas de masa seca ha -1 independientemente de la fase de la plantación. Hasta el cuarto año el sistema radical predominó en la fitomasa, seguido de las hojas y luego los tallos. La participación de los frutos se incrementó en la etapa de cosecha y al concluir el experimento los cafetos habían destinado para su formación entre el 16-20 % de la masa seca total, independientemente del ciclo de desarrollo

  18. Acerca del ciclo evolutivo del Trypanosoma (Schizotrypanum cruzi Chagas 1909, en sus fases tisular y hematica

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    Cecilio Romaña

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    Full Text Available El autor pasa en revista los trabajos publicados sobre el ciclo evolutivo del Trypanosoma (S. cruzi en el huésped vertebrado, desde el descubrimiento de la enfermedad hasta nuestros días. Luego analiza las ideas de los autores modernos, fundadas en gran parte en las observaciones que ya en 1914 realizaron MAYER y ROCHA LIMA de las cuales participan actualmente ROMAÑA y MEYER, ELKELES y WOOD. Finalmente expressa que a partir de los tripanosomas infectantes los parásitos que penetram en el protoplasma celular pueden seguir dos mecanismos en su evolución hacia cuerpos leishmanioides: 1.º Por "regresión fusiforme" y 2.º por "regresión orbicular"; llegados a la forma leishmanioide los parásitos se multiplican por división binaria, una vez lleno el protoplasma celular, siguen un processo inverso de transformación hacia tripanosoma que puede seguir igualmente dos mecanismos diversos: 1. "progresión fusiforme" y 2.º "progresión orbicular". Estos diversos mecanismos de transformación están esquematizados en la fig. N.º 1 del trabajo.The author reviews published works about the evolutive cycle of the Trypanosoma cruzi in the vertebrate host, from the discovery of the disease to our days. Then, he analyzes the ideas of the modern authors who based themselves on the observations made formerly, in 1914, by MAYER & ROCHA LIMA, ideas that ROMAÑA and MEYER, ELKELES and WOOD agree at the present time. Last, he states that, from the infective trypanosomas, the parasites which enter the cellular protoplasma may follow two systems to perform their evolution up to leishmanioid bodies: 1.] by fusiform regression, 2.º by an orbicular regression. Once the parasites reach the leishmanioid forms, they multiply by binary division. When the celular protoplasm is filled up with the parasites, these follow an inverted transformation up to trypanosoma state, following also two systems; similar to the repression 1.º a fusiform progression, 2.º an

  19. Treino do oral formal : entrevista e exposição no 3º ciclo do ensino básico

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    Silva, Maria de Fátima Freitas da

    2008-01-01

    Falar de competências linguísticas para o 3º ciclo do Ensino Básico é convocar obrigatoriamente a competÊncia de compreensão e expressão oral, na dupla vertente do ouvir-falar, dada a relação intrínseca que se estabelece entre estas duas capacidades. No domínio da oralidade, defende-se, para este ciclo de ensino, a promoção do treino e aprendizagem da competência comunicativa verbal oral, mormente dos usos formais e, aprendizagem da competência comunicativa verbal oral, mormente dos usos form...

  20. Evaluación medioambiental de productos de hormigón mediante el análisis de ciclo de vida.

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    Carrascón Ortiz, Sergio; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro

    2007-01-01

    El Análisis de Ciclo de Vida (ACV) es una herramienta básica para evaluar cuantitativamente el impacto medioambiental de un producto. Se debe considerar el ciclo de vida completo, debido a que los impactos se pueden producir en cualquier momento de la vida de este producto (desde el momento de la obtención de las materias primas hasta su deposición definitiva o final de su vida útil). Los elementos básicos de un ACV son un inventario (ICV) de aspectos medioambientales (entradas y sal...