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Exploratory Study of Brine Disposal Using Fluid-Bed Evaporation

Description: Report concerning fluid-bed evaporation as a possible method of separating waste brine into salts and pure water. Two process operations are examined: "(1) feed introduction to the evaporator through submered tubes, and (2) fludizization of soluble salt particles by superheated steam" (p. viii).
Date: November 1971
Creator: LaMont, P. E.
Item Type: Report

Health and Safety Laboratory Fallout Program Quarterly Summary Report: September 1, 1970 - December 1, 1970, Appendix

Description: Report documenting radioactive fallout across the world, including both material in the atmosphere and that has deposited into food supplies. This appendix includes tables of monthly fallout deposition collections from 116 sites across the Earth and a list of radionuclides and their half-lives.
Date: January 1, 1971
Creator: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Health and Safety Laboratory.
Item Type: Report

A High-Dispersion Spectral Analysis of the Ba II Star HD 204075 (ζ Capricorni)

Description: Report discussing a double differential curve of growth analysis for the Ba II star S Capricorni. Both the sun and � Virginis (G9 II-III) were used as comparison stars. The observational material consists of equivalent widths, central depths, and half-widths for 1100 spectral lines measured on direct-intensity tracings of plates obtained by J. L. Greenstein at the coude focus of the 200-in telescope. The plates cover the spectral regions 3880-4825 A and 5100-6720 A at reciprocal dispersions of 2.3 and 3.4 A/mm, respectively. Atmospheric abundances have been derived for 37 elements.
Date: March 1971
Creator: Tech, Jack L.
Item Type: Report

Intake Systems for Desalting Plants

Description: From Forward: "This is one of a continuing series of reports designed to present accounts of progress in saline water conversion and the economics of its application. Such data are expected to contribute to the long-range development of economical processes applicable to low-cost demineralization of sea and other saline water."
Date: April 1971
Creator: Shepherd, B. P.; LeGros, P. G.; Williams, J. C.; Mangum, Dorothea C.; McIlhenny, W. F. & McIlhenny, W. F.
Item Type: Report

The Mechanics of Pneumatic Tires

Description: From Abstract: "This treatise is an attempt to provide a rational descriptive and analytical basis for tire mechanics. Chapters of this book are contributed by active research workers in the fields of rubber and textile properties, friction, material properties, tire stress problems, tire design and construction, vehicle skid and handling, and tire mechanical properties."
Date: November 1971
Creator: Clark, Samuel K.
Item Type: Report

Natural History of the Swainson's Warbler

Description: Summary of Swainson's warbler, including history, geographic distribution, migration patterns, ecological relations, physical description, breeding biology, voice qualities, and feeding behavior.
Date: January 1971
Creator: Meanley, Brooke
Item Type: Report

Operation of the Multi-Effect Multi-Stage Flash Distillation Plant (Clair Engle), Fourth Report (Semi-Annual), San Diego, California

Description: From Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations: "The operation and development programs carried out in the CEP, E-1A and LMC plant during the period July 1, 1970 to December 31, 1970 are described in this report. Data was developed on several development tasks as follows. A summary is presented of material evaluation studies made over the past three and a half years. Data on the experiences with coatings, mortar linings, elastomers, and nonferrous and ferrous metals are included. Details are presented of coatings and linings installed in the CEP II Effect including methods of surface preparation and costs."
Date: April 1971
Creator: Catalytic, Inc.
Item Type: Report

Pressure-Pulse Propagation in Two-Phase One- and Two-Component Mixtures

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing the propagation velocity of pressure pulses in two-phase mixtures. As stated in the abstract, "in this study, a comprehensive analytical development of the propagation velocity of small pressure pulses is presented for bubble, annular, stratified, droplet, and slug-flow regimes. Particular attention is given to the influence of flow regime on the momentum transfer between phases" (p. 9). This report includes tables, illustrations, and a photograph.
Date: March 1971
Creator: Henry, R. E.; Grolmes, M. A. & Fauske, H. K.
Item Type: Report

The Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectra of Pyridines

Description: Report discussing the proton NMR spectra of 32 pyridines in two solvents, carbon tetrachloride and bezene-d6, are presented. The chemical-shift and differential-shift values are correlated with the substitutent position and with the solvent media. The ring protons and the protons on alkyl substituents are tabulated. The paramagnetic shift of the protons adjacent to the nitrogen is discussed, and a proposed structure for the pyridine-benzene complex that is consistent with the observed anomalous paramagnetic shift is presented. The utility of the data in the identification of pyridine compounds found in shale-oil naphtha is demonstrated.
Date: 1971
Creator: McDonald, F. R.; Decora, A. W. & Cook, G. L.
Item Type: Report

Reuse and Subsurface Injection of Municipal Sewage Effluent: Two Case Histories

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing sewage disposal and reuse. As stated in the introduction, "this paper describes the renovation of municipal sewage water for industrial use, and the use of subsurface waste disposal by an industrial complex and by a city" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1971
Creator: Donaldson, Erle C. & Bayazeed, Abdo F.
Item Type: Report

Seawater Desalting with Chemical Recovery

Description: From Introduction: "The report describes the studies made on 20mgd desalting plants, a size that was selected based on recovering 3,000 tons per day of salt for feed to a chlorine-caustic plant that would be part of the Energy Center."
Date: January 1971
Creator: Burns and Roe, Inc.
Item Type: Report

Seawater Tubular Reverse Osmosis Membranes

Description: From Introduction and Summary: "The objective of this program was to improve the quality, performance, and useful life of seawater tubular reverse osmosis membranes. The secondary objective was the evaluation of defect-free membranes in a small module with both sodium chloride and with actual seawater."
Date: June 1971
Creator: King, W. M. & O'Hair, M. L.
Item Type: Report

Second Annual Report: Operation of the Muti-Stage Flash Distillation Plant, San Diego, California

Description: From Introduction: "The Office of Saline Water (OSW) maintains the MSF Module at the San Diego Test Facility, Chula Vista, California, for the purpose of further advancing and developing the state of art of the multistage flash distillation process and thereby reduce the cost of seawater conversion. The MSF Module has been built and operated to obtain engineering design and operating data to serve as a basis for: a. Future process development. b. Improved full scale plant design. Improved full scale plant operating conditions."
Date: March 1971
Creator: Catalytic Construction Company
Item Type: Report

Shock-Absorbing Materials, Report 2: Cellular Concrete as a Backpacking Material

Description: Partial abstract: "The use of low-density cellular concrete, having an oven-dry unit weight of 50 pcf or less, as a backpacking material for deeply buried protective structures was studied. Cellular concrete was found to be suitable for this type of application. A number of physical properties of cellular concrete were determined to provide input to design codes" (p. 4).
Date: June 1971
Creator: Hoff, G. C.
Item Type: Report

Summary of Roswell Test Bed Plant Reports (1963-1968)

Description: From Summary: "This report summarizes the analyses of the operating data for the period 1963-1969 for the Test Bed Plant and the Auxiliary Test Unit (ATU) located at Roswell, New Mexico."
Date: September 1971
Creator: Phillips Scientific Corporation
Item Type: Report

A Technique for Quantifying Forest Stands for Management Evaluations

Description: "In this study, a system for describing the three-dimensional geometry of trees and stands is presented. The system consists of two survey instruments, a theodolite and transit, and basic triangulation principles. A spotting laser has recently been added to the system to facilitate the spotting of the tree nodes to be surveyed" (p. ix). Results show significant differences in tree productivity as a result of fertilization and changes in heights, bole diameters, etc.
Date: December 1971
Creator: West, Henry W. & Allen, H. H.
Item Type: Report