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The Chinese tea trade and its influence on the English garden of the eighteenth century

Description: The problem discusses the influence that tea trade between England and China may have had on eighteenth-century English garden architecture and aesthetics. Five chapters include an historical overview of non-Oriental influences on the garden, the relationship between Britain and China, the evolution of the tea trade, the motifs and decoration of tea wares, and a summary with conclusions.
Date: August 1983
Creator: Miller, Bobbie J.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Determination of basalt physical and thermal properties at varying temperatures, pressures, and moisture contents. Third progress report, fiscal year 1979

Description: The rock mechanics testing performed at the Earth Mechanics Institute of the Colorado School of Mines for Rockwell Hanford Operations under subcontract SA-917 is summarized. Cores were supplied from drill hole DC-4 on the Hanford Site, characterized geologically, and tested for thermal and physical properties for designing long-term underground storage of radioactive waste materials. The approved test procedures, results, and data analysis for this test series are presented. Uniaxial and triaxial results indicate strengths similar to drill hole DC-6, but significantly higher than drill hole DC-8. Trends with density, depth, confining pressure, and temperature, however, were similar for the three drill hole locations tested.
Date: August 31, 1979
Creator: Miller, R.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Determination of basalt physical and thermal properties at varying temperatures, pressures, and moisture contents. Second progress report, fiscal year 1979

Description: The rock mechanics testing performed at the Earth Mechanics Institute of the Colorado School of Mines for Rockwell Hanford Operations under Subcontract SA-917 is summarized. Cores were supplied from drill hole DC-8 on the Hanford Site, characterized geologically, and tested for thermal and physical properties for designing long-term underground storage of radioactive waste materials. This report presents the approved test procedures, results, and data analysis for this test series. Results indicate significantly lower strengths for drill hole DC-8 than determined for drill hole DC-6 or for the drill holes reported on in our fiscal year 1978 (FY 78) tests. Trends, however, were found to be similar between drill holes DC-6 and DC-8, and it is hoped more definitive conclusions can be found following completion of the final series of tests.
Date: August 13, 1979
Creator: Miller, R.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Silicon halide-alkali metal flames as a source of solar grade silicon. Second quarterly report, September 1--November 30, 1977

Description: The experimental effort on this program has concentrated thus far on Na/SiCl/sub 4/ and K/SiCl/sub 4/ opposed jet diffusion flames in an evacuated reaction vessel; both reactants are supplied as vapors. The flames are self-igniting, fast burning and intensely chemiluminescent. Solid reaction products have been collected, separated by simple washing, and some preliminary analyses performed which indicate that the concentrations of most impurities in the reagents are reduced during the course of the Si formation process. The chemiluminescence is being characterized spectroscopically. The products of reaction are all solids and appear as a mixture of brown (amorphous Si) and white (KCl) powders. Microscopic examination of the unwashed products reveals what seem to be agglomerates of Si particles with less than 1 ..mu..m diam. Washing with slightly acidic water easily removes the KCl. A tubular reactor for the preparation of larger quantities of products and possibly their separation via differential deposition is now being built. Provision is also being made for the addition of hot H/sub 2//Ar diluents and variable flow rates and pressures in this reactor.
Date: December 1, 1977
Creator: Miller, W.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Review of literature on the TMI accident and correlation to the LWR Safety Technology Program

Description: This report is the result of approximately two man-months of effort devoted to assimilating and comprehending significant publicly available material related to Three Mile Island Unit 2 and events during and subsequent to the accident experienced on March 28, 1979. Those events were then correlated with the Preliminary LWR Safety Technology Program Plan (Preliminary Program Plan) prepared for the US Department of Energy by Sandia National Lab. This report is being submitted simultaneously with the SAI report entitled Preliminary Prioritization of Tasks in the Draft LWR Safety Technology Program Plan.
Date: May 1, 1980
Creator: Miller, W.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Review of Destructive Assay Methods for Nuclear Materials Characterization from the Three Mile Island (TMI) Fuel Debris

Description: This report provides a summary of the literature review that was performed and based on previous work performed at the Idaho National Laboratory studying the Three Mile Island 2 (TMI-2) nuclear reactor accident, specifically the melted fuel debris. The purpose of the literature review was to document prior published work that supports the feasibility of the analytical techniques that were developed to provide quantitative results of the make-up of the fuel and reactor component debris located inside and outside the containment. The quantitative analysis provides a technique to perform nuclear fuel accountancy measurements
Date: September 1, 2013
Creator: Miller, Carla J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

MERCURY CONTROL WITH ADVANCED HYBRID PARTICULATE COLLECTOR

Description: This project was awarded under U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Program Solicitation DE-PS26-00NT40769 and specifically addressed Technical Topical Area 4-Testing Novel and Less Mature Control Technologies on Actual Flue Gas at the Pilot Scale. The project team included the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) as the main contractor; W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., as a technical and financial partner; and the Big Stone Power Plant operated by Otter Tail Power Company, host for the field-testing portion of the research. Since 1995, DOE has supported development of a new concept in particulate control called the advanced hybrid particulate collector (AHPC). The AHPC has been licensed to W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., and has been marketed as the Advanced Hybrid{trademark} filter by Gore. The Advanced Hybrid{trademark} filter combines the best features of electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) and baghouses in a unique configuration, providing major synergism between the two collection methods, both in the particulate collection step and in the transfer of dust to the hopper. The Advanced Hybrid{trademark} filter provides ultrahigh collection efficiency, overcoming the problem of excessive fine-particle emissions with conventional ESPs, and it solves the problem of reentrainment and re-collection of dust in conventional baghouses. The Advanced Hybrid{trademark} filter also appears to have unique advantages for mercury control over baghouses or ESPs as an excellent gas--solid contactor. The objective of the project was to demonstrate 90% total mercury control in the Advanced Hybrid{trademark} filter at a lower cost than current mercury control estimates. The approach included bench-scale batch tests, larger-scale pilot testing with real flue gas on a coal-fired combustion system, and field demonstration at the 2.5-MW (9000-acfm) scale at a utility power plant to prove scale-up and demonstrate longer-term mercury control. An additional task was included in this project to evaluate mercury oxidation upstream ...
Date: May 1, 2005
Creator: Zhuang, Ye & Miller, Stanley J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Use of hodoscopes at ISABELLE

Description: A major problem for experimenters designing detectors for use at ISABELLE is the high interaction rate, one event every 25 nanoseconds at a luminosity of 10/sup 33/ cm/sup -2/ sec/sup -1/. Typical multiplicities range from a few at large angles (> approximately 45/sup 0/) to approximately 10 nearer the forward direction. This implies average rates as high as a particle every few nanoseconds. For experiments which require high luminosities, detectors must be designed which have very short (approximately 1 nsec) response time and/or intercept a small solid angle per element. These requirements are met by fine-grained scintillation counter hodoscopes. However, it is, at present, impractical to maintain a 10,000 element hodoscope array because of the difficulty of light piping, the complexity and expense of maintaining that many phototubes, and the problems of packaging and readout. Several developments which promise to make such large arrays feasible are discussed.
Date: January 1, 1977
Creator: Alspector, J. & Miller, R.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

MPS Data Acquisition System

Description: A description is given of the data acquisition system used with the multiparticle spectrometer facility at Brookhaven. Detailed information is provided on that part of the system which connects the detectors to the data handler; namely, the detector electronics, device controller, and device port optical isolator. (GHT)
Date: September 25, 1975
Creator: Eiseman, S. E. & Miller, W. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

CALiPER Exploratory Study Office and Classroom Recessed Troffer Lighting - ARRA Report

Description: This report is a brief summary of a project exploring LED versions of a very common luminaire type, the recessed troffer. It describes the planning and preparation for a mockup of 24 pairs of troffers in a simulated office space, where observations and comments were recorded.
Date: September 30, 2012
Creator: Miller, Naomi J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Demonstration of LED Retrofit Lamps at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Description: The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Oregon, houses a remarkable permanent collection of Asian art and antiquities, modern art, and sculpture, and also hosts traveling exhibitions. In the winter and spring of 2011, a series of digital photographs by artist Chris Jordan, titled "Running the Numbers," was exhibited in the Coeta and Donald Barker Special Exhibitions Gallery. These works graphically illustrate waste (energy, money, health, consumer objects, etc.) in contemporary culture. The Bonneville Power Administration and the Eugene Water and Electricity Board provided a set of Cree 12W light-emitting diode (LED) PAR38 replacement lamps (Cree LRP38) for the museum to test for accent lighting in lieu of their standard Sylvania 90W PAR38 130V Narrow Flood lamps (which draw 78.9W at 120V). At the same time, the museum tested LED replacement lamps from three other manufacturers, and chose the Cree lamp as the most versatile and most appropriate color product for this exhibit. The lamps were installed for the opening of the show in January 2011. This report describes the process for the demonstration, the energy and economic results, and results of a survey of the museum staff and gallery visitors on four similar clusters of art lighted separately by four PAR38 lamps.
Date: September 1, 2011
Creator: Miller, Naomi J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Enhanced coal hydrogasification via oxidative pretreatment

Description: The gasification of coal char by hydrogen is much slower than in steam or carbon dioxide; moreover, hydrogasification rate in pure hydrogen decreases sharply with conversion for most carbons. To overcome this kinetic behavior, the oxidation of the char prior to and during hydrogasification has been investigated as a means of enhancing hydro gasification rate. Kinetic rate studies under well-characterized conditions have been complemented by careful surface analyses to characterize oxygen on the char surface prior to and during hydrogasification.
Date: April 16, 1992
Creator: Miller, D.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Determination of basalt physical and thermal properties at varying temperatures, pressures, and moisture contents. First progress report, fiscal year 1979

Description: This report is a summary of the rock mechanics testing done at the Earth Mechanics Institute of the Colorado School of Mines for Rockwell Hanford Operations under Subcontract SA-917. Cores were supplied from drill hole DC-6 on the Hanford Site, characterized geologically, and tested for thermal and physical properties for designing long-term underground storage of radioactive waste materials. This report presents the approved test procedures, results, and data analysis for this test series. Results indicated thermophysical properties similar to those of previously tested basalt cores from the Hanford area, but showed no significant trends; thus, generalizations are risky at this time. However, density was found to be a good guide to thermal and physical properties--higher density basalt cores showed significant improvements in physical and thermal properties.
Date: March 26, 1979
Creator: Miller, R.J. & Bishop, R.C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rate inhibition of steam gasification by adsorbed hydrogen. Technical progress report, October 1--December 31, 1995

Description: Efforts during the ninth quarter of the grant period have focused on completing core matrix experiments and initiating experiments with coal char in addition to Saran char. Experimental progress was delayed somewhat during this quarter, as the turbomolecular pump on the mass spectrometer vacuum system malfunctioned and had to be replaced. That resulted in a one-month shutdown of the apparatus. During that time, progress was made on preparation of theses, manuscripts for publication, and proposals for future funding. New results this quarter include reactions to intermediate levels of conversion (20--30%) and correction of hydrogen content for char aging in several samples. The authors can now state conclusively that surface hydrogen concentration following gasification exclusively depends only conversion and not on gasification conditions such as gas composition or pressure. Surface hydrogen concentration initially increases very rapidly to about 10 cm{sup 3}/g at 1% carbon conversion, and then slowly increases out to 90 cm{sup 3}/g at 70% conversion, the highest levels they have measured. Initial results of gasification with unannealed and annealed coal char are given; results for unannealed and annealed Saran char are also given for comparison.
Date: June 1, 1996
Creator: Miller, D.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rate inhibition of steam gasification of adsorbed hydrogen. Technical progress report, October 1, 1994--December 31, 1994

Description: Work during the fifth quarter of the grant period has involved both gasification experiments in steam and hydrogen and continued development of the reaction apparatus and analytical methods. Most of the latter work has focused on mass spectrometric analysis of the effluent gases to obtain better response factors and to reduce background signals resulting from impurities in the reacting gas stream.
Date: April 1, 1995
Creator: Miller, D.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rate inhibition of steam gasification by adsorbed hydrogen. Technical progress report, July 1, 1995--September 30, 1995

Description: Work this quarter focused on expanding the core matrix of gasification of pre-annealed Saran char to include reactions to very low extents of carbon conversion, to relatively high extents of conversion, and using different gas compositions than originally planned.
Date: February 1, 1996
Creator: Miller, D.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rate inhibition of steam gasification by adsorbed hydrogen. Technical progress report, January 30, 1996--April 30, 1996

Description: In this tenth quarter of the grant period, experiments focused on annealed coal char gasification in steam, annealed Saran char oxidation as a potential method of recovering activity, and detection of weakly adsorbed hydrogen and surface D{sub 2}-H{sub 2} exchange during gasification as a measure of stability of adsorbed H on the char surface. 8 figs.
Date: September 1, 1996
Creator: Miller, D.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cesium removal from liquid acidic wastes with the primary focus on ammonium molybdophosphate as an ion exchanger: A literature review

Description: Many articles have been written concerning the selective removal of cesium from both acidic and alkaline defense wastes. The majority of the work performed for cesium removal from defense wastes involves alkaline feed solutions. Several different techniques for cesium removal from acidic solutions have been evaluated such as precipitation, solvent extraction, and ion exchange. The purpose of this paper is to briefly review various techniques for cesium removal from acidic solutions. The main focus of the review will be on ion exchange techniques, particularly those involving ammonium molybdophosphate as the exchanger. The pertinent literature sources are condensed into a single document for quick reference. The information contained in this document was used as an aid in determining techniques to evaluate cesium removal from the acidic Idaho Chemical Processing Plant waste matrices. 47 refs., 2 tabs.
Date: March 1, 1995
Creator: Miller, C.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rate inhibition of steam gasification by adsorbed hydrogen. Technical progress report, April 1, 1995--June 30, 1995

Description: The core matrix of gasification experiments in the project has been completed during the quarter of this grant period. Gasification experiments in steam/hydrogen/argon mixtures different composition, at different total pressures, and to different extents of carbon conversion have been conducted and the results analyzed. The results obtained are consistent and reliable, although somewhat unexpected in light of what was originally postulated.
Date: December 1, 1995
Creator: Miller, D.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department