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Program Study Report Plutonium Fuel Cycle

Description: From introduction: "The development and demonstration of the natural uranium reprocessed plutonium cycle in power reactors is an important phase of the peaceful applications of nuclear energy."
Date: July 30, 1956
Creator: Albaugh, F. W. & Fryar, R. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Increased oil production and reserves from improved completion techniques in the Bluebell Field, Uinta Basin, Utah. Quarterly technical progress report, April 1, 1996--June 30, 1996, 11th Quarter of the project

Description: The objective of this project is to increase oil production and reserves in the Uinta Basin by demonstrating improved completion techniques. Low productivity of Uinta Basin wells is caused by gross production intervals of several thousand feet that contain perforated thief zones, water-bearing zones, and unperforated oil-bearing intervals. Geologic and engineering characterization and computer simulation of the Green River and Wasatch formations in the Bluebell field will determine reservoir heterogeneities related to fractures and depositional trends. This will be followed by drilling and recompletion of several wells to demonstrate improved completion techniques based on the reservoir characterization. Transfer of the project results will be an ongoing component of the project.
Date: July 30, 1996
Creator: Allison, E. & Morgan, C. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Perturbation Method for Solving the Angle Dependent Nucleon-Meson Cascade Equations

Description: A method is described for obtaining an approximate solution to the equations describing a nucleon-meson cascade by using the angular dependence of the secondary particle production kernels as a perturbation. The usefulness of the method lies in the fact that in a slab geometry the equations that must be solved numerically are essentially the same as those that are used in the straight-ahead approximation and have been solved previously. (auth)
Date: July 30, 1963
Creator: Alsmiller, R. G., Jr. & Alsmiller, F. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Progress Report No. 63 June 15-July 15, 1948

Description: This is the University of California, Radiation Laboratory progress report for June 15-July 15, 1948. It discusses the following: (1) 184-inch Cyclotron Program; (2) 60-inch Cyclotron Program; (3) Synchrotron Program; (4) Linear Accelerator Program; (5) Experimental Physics; (6) Theoretical Physics, (7) Isotope Separation Program; (8) Chemistry Departments; (9) Medical Physics; and (10) Health Physics and Chemistry.
Date: July 30, 1948
Creator: Authors, Various
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Letter on intent to build an off-axis detector to study {nu}{sub mu}{yields}{nu}{sub e} oscillations with the NuMI neutrino beam. Version 6.0

Description: The question of neutrino masses is of fundamental importance. Neutrino oscillations seem to be the only tool available to us to unravel the pattern of neutrino masses and, perhaps, shed some light on the origin of masses in general. The NuMI neutrino beam line and the MINOS experiment represent a major investment of US High Energy Physics in the area of neutrino physics. the forthcoming results could decisively establish neutrino oscillations as the underlying physics mechanism for the atmospheric {nu}{sub {mu}} deficit and provide a precise measurement of the corresponding oscillation parameters, {Delta}m{sub 32}{sup 2} and sin{sup 2} 2{theta}{sub 23}. This, however, is just a beginning of a long journey into uncharted territories. The key to these new territories is the detection of {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub e} oscillations associated with the atmospheric {nu}{sub {mu}} deficit, controlled by the little known mixing angle sin{sup 2}2{theta}{sub 13}. A precise measurement of the amplitude of these oscillations will enable a determination of the pattern of the mass hierarchy of neutrinos. If the solar neutrino experiments determine that the value {Delta}m{sub 12}{sup 2} is in the range of 10{sup -5}-10{sup -4} eV{sup 2} then the measurement of the CP violation in the neutrino sector may well be within our reach. The full potential of the NuMI neutrino beam can be exploited by complementing the MINOS detector, under construction, with a new detector(s) placed at some off-axis position and collecting data in parallel with MINOS. The first phase of the proposed program includes a new detector, optimized for {nu}{sub e} detection, with a fiducial mass of the order os 20 kton and exposed to neutrino and antineutrino beams. In a five year run its sensitivity to the {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub e} oscillations will be at least a factor of ten beyond the current …
Date: July 30, 2003
Creator: Ayres, D.; Goodman, M.; Guarino, V.; Joffe-Minnor, T.; Reyna, D.; Talaga, R. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Legislative Process on the House Floor: An Introduction

Description: This report discusses the complicated body of rules, precedents, and practices that governs the legislative process on the floor of the House of Representatives.
Date: July 30, 1996
Creator: Bach, Stanley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Project W-320, 241-C-106 sluicing HVAC calculations, Volume 4

Description: This supporting document has been prepared to make the FDNW calculations for Project W-320, readily retrievable. The report contains the following design calculations: Cooling load in pump pit 241-AY-102; Pressure relief seal loop design; Process building piping stress analysis; Exhaust skid maximum allowable leakage criteria; and Recirculation heat, N509 duct requirements.
Date: July 30, 1998
Creator: Bailey, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Advanced Flue Gas Conditioning as a Retrofit Upgrade to Enhance Pm Collection From Coal-Fired Electric Utility Boilers, Quarterly Technical Report: April-June 2003

Description: The U.S. Department of Energy and ADA Environmental Solutions are engaged in a project to develop commercial flue gas conditioning additives. The objective is to develop conditioning agents that can help improve particulate control performance of smaller or under-sized electrostatic precipitators on utility coal-fired boilers. The new chemicals will be used to control both the electrical resistivity and the adhesion or cohesivity of the fly ash. There is a need to provide cost-effective and safer alternatives to traditional flue gas conditioning with SO{sub 3} and ammonia. This quarterly report summarizes project activity for the period April-June, 2003. In this period there was limited activity and no active field trials. Results of ash analysis from the AEP Conesville demonstration were received. In addition, a site visit was made to We Energies Presque Isle Power Plant and a proposal extended for a flue gas conditioning trial with the ADA-51 cohesivity additive. It is expected that this will be the final full-scale evaluation on the project.
Date: July 30, 2003
Creator: Baldrey, Kenneth E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Automobile and Light Truck Fuel Economy: The CAFE Standards

Description: One of the least controversial provisions of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (P.L. 94-163) established corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for new passenger cars. This report presents a brief background and analysis regarding the price of crude oil that brought into sharp focus the fuel inefficiency of U.S. automobiles. The report also discusses the previous issues and the most recent developments regarding CAFE.
Date: July 30, 2003
Creator: Bamberger, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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241-AZ Tank Farm Construction Extent of Condition Review for Tank Integrity

Description: This report provides the results of an extent of condition construction history review for tanks 241-AZ-101 and 241-AZ-102. The construction history of the 241-AZ tank farm has been reviewed to identify issues similar to those experienced during tank AY-102 construction. Those issues and others impacting integrity are discussed based on information found in available construction records, using tank AY-102 as the comparison benchmark. In the 241-AZ tank farm, the second DST farm constructed, both refractory quality and tank and liner fabrication were improved.
Date: July 30, 2013
Creator: Barnes, Travis J.; Boomer, Kayle D.; Gunter, Jason R. & Venetz, Theodore J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Potential effects of low-volume effluent discharges on past-practice vadose zone contamination

Description: Collard, L. B., J. D. Davis, D. B. Barnett, 1996, Potential Effects of Low-Volume Effluent Discharges on Past Practice Vadose Zone Contamination: WHC-SD-LEF-ER-001, Westinghouse Hanford Company, Richland Washington. This document estimates the behavior of extremely low-discharges of water in the unsaturated zone in the vicinity of past-practice facilities.
Date: July 30, 1996
Creator: Barnett, D. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Operation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes With Practical Hydrocarbon Fuels

Description: This work was carried out to achieve a better understanding of how SOFC anodes work with real fuels. The motivation was to improve the fuel flexibility of SOFC anodes, thereby allowing simplification and cost reduction of SOFC power plants. The work was based on prior results indicating that Ni-YSZ anode-supported SOFCs can be operated directly on methane and natural gas, while SOFCs with novel anode compositions can work with higher hydrocarbons. While these results were promising, more work was clearly needed to establish the feasibility of these direct-hydrocarbon SOFCs. Basic information on hydrocarbon-anode reactions should be broadly useful because reformate fuel gas can contain residual hydrocarbons, especially methane. In the Phase I project, we have studied the reaction mechanisms of various hydrocarbons--including methane, natural gas, and higher hydrocarbons--on two kinds of Ni-containing anodes: conventional Ni-YSZ anodes and a novel ceramic-based anode composition that avoid problems with coking. The effect of sulfur impurities was also studied. The program was aimed both at achieving an understanding of the interactions between real fuels and SOFC anodes, and providing enough information to establish the feasibility of operating SOFC stacks directly on hydrocarbon fuels. A combination of techniques was used to provide insight into the hydrocarbon reactions at these anodes during SOFC operation. Differentially-pumped mass spectrometry was be used for product-gas analysis both with and without cell operation. Impedance spectroscopy was used in order to understand electrochemical rate-limiting steps. Open-circuit voltages measurements under a range of conditions was used to help determine anode electrochemical reactions. Life tests over a wide range of conditions were used to establish the conditions for stable operation of anode-supported SOFC stacks directly on methane. Redox cycling was carried out on ceramic-based anodes. Tests on sulfur tolerance of Ni-YSZ anodes were carried out.
Date: July 30, 2004
Creator: Barnett, Scott A.; Liu, Jiang & Lin, Yuanbo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Tank monitor and control system (TMACS) performance analysis - under steady-state conditions

Description: A means to predict the performance impacts to the TMACS computer system prior to further increases in the TMACS point configuration is studied. A series of CPU utilization measurements are made on the TMACS production and development computers. These measurements are under steady-state operating conditions for I/O point processing and remote terminal support.The data from these measurements are used to derive formulas that are then used to project CPU utilization for other configuration profiles. A configuration profile is described for (1) the current TMACS production system, (2) the maximum capacity of the current TMACS production system, and (3) a much larger target system, which reflects the anticipated size of the monitoring system for the upgrade project, W-314. The derived formulas are used to calculate CPU utilization for each of these configuration profiles. The formulas are validated by comparing the calculated with the measured results for the current production configuration. An analysis is performed that shows that the current system of 1.600 points can be expanded to 4,000 points without any changes. Furthermore, the current system can be expanded to 10,000 points to meet the requirements of the target system with the planned purchase of new-generation hardware and modifications to the logging and delta-check routines.
Date: July 30, 1996
Creator: Bass, R. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Disaster Relief and Response: FY2003 Supplemental Appropriations

Description: On July 7, 2003, President Bush submitted a second supplemental appropriations request to Congress for FY2003. The request seeks $1.889 billion for three disaster relief activities: $289 million for wildfire suppression and rehabilitation carried out by the Departments of Agriculture and the Interior, $1.550 billion for disaster relief administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and $50 million for the investigation and recovery associated with the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. For the most part, Members of Congress evince support for the disaster relief funding request; however, some debate has occurred on other funding sought, notably funding for AmeriCorps grants.
Date: July 30, 2003
Creator: Bea, Keith
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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THE NGA-DOE GRANT TO EXAMINE CRITICAL ISSUES RELATED TO RADIOACTIVE WASTE AND MATERIALS DISPOSITION INVOLVING DOE FACILITIES

Description: Through the National Governors' Association (NGA) project ''Critical Issues Related to Radioactive Waste and Materials Disposition Involving DOE Facilities'' NGA brings together Governors' policy advisors, state regulators, and DOE officials to examine critical issues related to the cleanup and operation of DOE nuclear weapons and research facilities. Topics explored through this project include: Decisions involving disposal of mixed, low-level, and transuranic (TRU) waste and disposition of nuclear materials; Decisions involving DOE budget requests and their effect on environmental cleanup and compliance at DOE facilities; Strategies to treat mixed, low-level, and transuranic (TRU) waste and their effect on individual sites in the complex; Changes to the FFCA site treatment plans as a result of proposals in the Department's Accelerating Cleanup: Paths to Closure plan and contractor integration analysis; Interstate waste and materials shipments; and Reforms to existing RCRA and CERCLA regulations/guidance to address regulatory overlap and risks posed by DOE wastes. The overarching theme of this project is to help the Department improve coordination of its major program decisions with Governors' offices and state regulators and to ensure such decisions reflect input from these key state officials and stakeholders. This report summarizes activities conducted during the quarter from May 1, 1999, through July 30, 1999, under the NGA grant. The work accomplished by the NGA project team during the past four months can be categorized as follows: maintained open communication with DOE on a variety of activities and issues within the DOE environmental management complex; maintained communication with NGA Federal Facilities Compliance Task Force members regarding DOE efforts to formulate a configuration for mixed low-level waste and low-level treatment and disposal, external regulation of DOE; and continued to facilitate interactions between the states and DOE to develop a foundation for an ongoing substantive relationship between the Governors of key states and …
Date: July 30, 1999
Creator: Beauchesne, Ann M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Study of radionuclide leaching from the residues of K Basin sludge dissolution

Description: The sludges remaining in the K Basins after removal of the spent N Reactor nuclear fuel will be conditioned for disposal. After conditioning, an acid-insoluble residue will remain that may require further leaching to properly condition it for disposal. This document presents a literature study to identify and recommend one or more chemical leaching treatments for laboratory testing, based on the likely compositions of the residues. The processes identified are a nitric acid cerate leach, a silver-catalyzed persulfate leach, a nitric hydrofluoric acid leach, an oxalic citric acid reactor decontamination leach, a nitric hydrochloric acid leach, a ammonium fluoride nitrate leach, and a HEOPA formate dehydesulfoxylate leach. All processes except the last two are recommended for testing in that order.
Date: July 30, 1998
Creator: Bechtold, D.B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Country-of-Origin Labeling for Foods

Description: This report details the information related to Country-of-Origin labeling for foods.
Date: July 30, 2003
Creator: Becker, Geoffrey S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Country-of-Origin Labeling for Foods

Description: Federal law requires most imports, including many food items, to bear labels informing the “ultimate purchaser” of their country of origin. Meats, produce, and several other raw agricultural products generally have been exempt. The omnibus farm law (P.L. 107-171) signed on May 13, 2002, contains a requirement that many retailers provide, starting on September 30, 2004, country-of-origin labeling (COOL) on fresh fruits and vegetables, red meats, seafood, and peanuts. The program is voluntary until then. USDA on October 8, 2002, issued guidelines for the voluntary labeling program.
Date: July 30, 2003
Creator: Becker, Geoffrey S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Characterization of oil and gas waste disposal practices and assessment of treatment costs. Yearly report, July 1, 1992--June 30, 1993

Description: The project consists of 3 tasks: (1) Developing a Production Environmental Database (PED) with the purpose of investigating the current industry waste storage and disposal practices by different regions, states and types of waste and investigating the environmental impacts associated with these practices; (2) Evaluating the suitability of available and developing technologies for treating produced water and identifying applicable unit process configurations; and (3) Evaluating the costs associated with various degrees of treatment achievable by different configurations. Records of wells drilled during the years 1986 through 1991 were compiled from industry reports. Overall, drilling has decreased from an average of 60,000 wells/yr for the period 1981 through 1985 to 20,000/yr during 1986 through 1991. A produced water database was developed from data and information provided by the various state and federal agencies. Currently, the database has information on the production of oil, gas and brines from 24 states. The data from the produced water database indicate that for the most part, Class II Injection seemed to be the common disposal method. Other methods included evaporation, surface disposal via NPDES permit, road spreading, hauling out-of-state, and annular disposal. A survey of oil and gas operators has been developed, reviewed and edited. The survey is divided-by topic into three sections. (1) drilling wastes; (2) associated wastes; and (3) produced water. The objective of the survey is to develop more current information on the waste volumes and disposal methods used during 1986 through 1991. The possible treatment scenarios for produced water have been identified. Organic and inorganic contaminant removal, liquid/solid separation and liquid/emulsified oil separation have been identified as the main objectives of the treatment of produced water.
Date: July 30, 1993
Creator: Bedient, P. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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