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Geothermal resources in California: the problems and the potential

Description: The report is presented under the following section headings: introduction; conclusions and recommendations; legislative activity in 1973; United Nations Geothermal Conference; International Geothermal Conference--1975; National Conference on Geothermal Energy, May 10--11, Palm Springs, Calif.; Imperial Valley field trip and joint interim hearing October 16--17, 1973 (Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Wildlife on Senate Bill 577 in San Diego); hearing of the Subcommittee on Geothermal R… more
Date: January 1, 1973
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Enhancing the use of coals by gas reburning-sorbent injection

Description: The objective of this project is to evaluate and demonstrate a cost effective emission control technology for acid rain precursors, oxides of nitrogen (NO{sub x}) and sulfur (SO{sub x}), on three coal fired utility boilers in Illinois. The units selected are representative of pre-NSPS design practices; tangential, wall, and cyclone fired. The specific objectives are to demonstrate reductions of 60 percent in NO{sub x} and 50 percent in SO{sub x} emissions, by a combination of two developed tech… more
Date: December 22, 1988
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Western gas sands project. Status report, 1 June-30 June 1980

Description: Progress of the government-sponsored projects during June 1980, that are directed towards increasing gas production from the low permeability gas sands of the western United States, is summarized. Northwest Exploration declined use of their site for the multi-well experiment; additional sites are being contemplated. Experiments began at Bartlesville Energy Technology Center designed to examine fracture closure and crushing strength of bauxite. At Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, work is progressi… more
Date: January 1, 1980
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Western gas sands project status report

Description: The Western Gas Sands Project Plan, Project Implementation Plans, Project Plan Document FY 78 and the Quarterly Basin Activities Report are in various stages of preparation. Information gathering by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) of the initial data base for many of the project activities is continuing. Some base maps are complete and field investigations in the principal areas of interest are being conducted. Investigation of tight gas sands with scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffract… more
Date: December 1, 1977
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Prairie Canal Well No. 1, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. Volume II. Well test data. Final report

Description: The following are included in appendices: field test data, field non-edited data, raw data, tentative method of testing for hydrogen sulfide in natural gas using length of stain tubes, combined sample log, report on reservoir fluids study, well test analysis, analysis of solids samples from primary zone, chemical analysis procedures, scale and corrosion evaluation, laboratory report on scale deposits, and sand detector strip charts. (MHR)
Date: January 1, 1981
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Impacts of the national energy programme on solar economics

Description: The National Energy Plan (NEP) sets as a goal the use of solar energy in two and a half million homes in 1985. A key provision of the NEP (as well as congressional alternatives) provides for the subsidization of solar equipment. The extent to which these subsidies (income tax credits) might offset the impact of continued energy-price control is examined. Regional prices and availability of conventional energy sources (oil, gas, and electricity) were compiled to obtain a current and consistent s… more
Date: January 1, 1978
Creator: Ben-David, S.; Noll, S.; Roach, F. & Schulze, W.
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Effect of liquid waste discharges from steam generating facilities

Description: This report contains a summary of the effects of liquid waste discharges from steam electric generating facilities on the environment. Also included is a simplified model for use in approximately determining the effects of these discharges. Four basic fuels are used in steam electric power plants: three fossil fuels--coal, natural gas, and oil; and uranium--presently the basic fuel of nuclear power. Coal and uranium are expected to be the major fuels in future years. The following power plant e… more
Date: September 1, 1977
Creator: McGuire, H.E. Jr.
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Report of the Workshop on Arctic Oil and Gas Recovery Held at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 30-July 2, 1980

Description: This report is the result of a workshop on Arctic offshore oil and gas recovery, held at Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 30-July 2, 1980. Research priorities for the technology related to Arctic offshore oil and gas production were defined. The workshop was preceded by a report entitled, A Review of Technology for Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Recovery, authored by Dr. W. M. Sackinger. The mission of the workshop was to identify research priorities without considerin… more
Date: September 1, 1980
Creator: Sackinger, W. M.
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Horizontal drilling in shallow reservoirs

Description: The objectives of this joint horizontal drilling effort by the US DOE and Belden Blake in the complex, low permeability Clinton Sandstone will focus on the following objectives: (1) apply horizontal drilling technology in hard, abrasive, and tight Clinton Sandstone; (2) evaluate effects of multiple hydraulic fracturing in a low permeability horizontal wellbore; (3) assess economic viability of horizontal drilling in the Clinton and similar tight gas sands.
Date: January 1, 1992
Creator: Murray Jr., W. F.; Schrider, L. A.; Haynes, C. D. & Mazza, R. L.
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Extraction and identification of organic materials present in soot from a natural gas flame

Description: Aliphatic and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons are readily extracted from soot formed from a natural gas flame using methylene chloride and ultrasonic agitation. Identification of 24 organic compounds via capillary column GC retention times and GC-MS data is reported along with details of experimental procedures.
Date: January 1, 1978
Creator: Vick, R.D. & Avery, M.J.
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Analysis of natural gas supply strategies at Fort Drum

Description: This analysis investigates strategies for Fort Drum to acquire a reliable natural gas supply while reducing its gas supply costs. The purpose of this study is to recommend an optimal supply mix based on the life-cycle costs of each strategy analyzed. In particular, this study is intended to provide initial guidance as to whether or not the building and operating of a propane-air mixing station is a feasible alternative to the current gas acquisition strategy. The analysis proceeded by defining … more
Date: July 1, 1992
Creator: Stucky, D. J.; Shankle, S. A. & Anderson, D. M.
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Assessment of environmental health and safety issues associated with the commercialization of unconventional gas recovery: Tight Western Sands

Description: Results of a study to identify and evaluate potential public health and safety problems and the potential environmental impacts from recovery of natural gas from Tight Western Sands are reported. A brief discussion of economic and technical constraints to development of this resource is also presented to place the environmental and safety issues in perspective. A description of the resource base, recovery techniques, and possible environmental effects associated with tight gas sands is presente… more
Date: February 1, 1980
Creator: Riedel, E.F.; Cowan, C.E. & McLaughlin, T.J.
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Demonstration projects for coalbed methane and Devonian shale gas: Final report. [None]

Description: In 1979, the US Department of Energy provided the American Public Gas Association (APGA) with a grant to demonstrate the feasibility of bringing unconventional gas such as methane produced from coalbeds or Devonian Shale directly into publicly owned utility system distribution lines. In conjunction with this grant, a seven-year program was initiated where a total of sixteen wells were drilled for the purpose of providing this untapped resource to communities who distribute natural gas. While co… more
Date: April 1, 1987
Creator: Verrips, A.M. & Gustavson, J.B.
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Enhancing the use of coals by gas reburning-sorbent injection

Description: The objective of this project is to evaluate and demonstrate a cost effective emission control technology for acid rain precursors, oxides of nitrogen (NO{sub x}) and sulfur (SO{sub x}), on two coal fired utility boilers in Illinois. The units selected are representative of pre-NSPS design practices: tangential and cyclone fired. Work on a third unit, wall fired, is on hold'' because of funding limitations. The specific objectives are to demonstrate reductions of 60 percent in NO{sub x} and 50 … more
Date: July 19, 1990
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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RESFEN: A residential fenestration performance design tool

Description: This paper describes the development of a prototype PC-based computer program called RESFEN. The program calculates the heating and cooling energy performance and costs of residential fenestration systems. Regression analysis of a data base of DOE-2 building energy simulations of single- and two-story residential buildings was used to develop algrbraic expressions that form the basis of the calculation procedure. The user can vary geographic location, electricity and gas cost, infiltration and … more
Date: August 1, 1991
Creator: Sullivan, R.; Chin, B.; Arasteh, D. & Selkowitz, S.
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Massive hydraulic fracturing well, Federal No. 498-4-1, Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Final report

Description: This project is an MHF of a previously untreated Mesaverde interval in a well in northwest Colorado. The rocks involved may have been deposited during a marine invasion of long-continued, swamp environments. If so, they would have possessed superior primary reservoir properties. The logging program, identical to those used in the nearby Rio Blanco Nuclear and MHF Project wells, supplied contradictory information. The frac could furnish better understanding of the log suite, better parameters fo… more
Date: April 1, 1977
Creator: van Poollen, H.K.; Ishteiwy, A.A. & Chancellor, R.E.
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Capital requirements for the transportation of energy materials: 1979 ARC estimates. Draft final report

Description: This report contains TERA's estimates of capital requirements to transport natural gas, crude oil, petroleum products, and coal in the United States by 1990. The low, medium, and high world-oil-price scenarios from the EIA's Mid-range Energy Forecasting System (MEFS), as used in the 1979 Annual Report to Congress (ARC), were provided as a basis for the analysis and represent three alternative futures. TERA's approach varies by energy commodity to make best use of the information and analytical … more
Date: August 13, 1980
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Effects of atmospheric variability on energy utilization and conservation. Final report, 1 November 1976--31 October 1977

Description: A space-heating energy-consumption model for Greeley, Colorado for the winter of 1976-77 was within 98.9 percent of actual natural gas consumption for that city. Modeling of Cheyenne, Wyoming, including the testing of a new statistical scheme to develop the building census required by the energy consumption model, has progressed to the point where reliable natural gas consumption estimates can be made with the model for that community. A detailed study of temperature and surface wind patterns i… more
Date: February 1978
Creator: Reiter, Elmar R.; Dreiseitl, E.; Johnson, G. R.; Leong, H. H.; Macdonald, B. C.; Somervell, W. L. Jr. et al.
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Yttria-stabilized zirconia solid oxide electrolyte fuel cells, monolithic solid oxide fuel cells

Description: Small cell size, thin ceramic components, and high operating temperature are the key features of the MSOFC. The small size of individual cells in the monolithic structure increases the active surface area. For example, an MSOFC with channels about 1 mm in diameter has a ratio of active surface area to volume of about 9.4 sq cm/cu cm. This is about seven times the ratio for conventional fuel cells. On this basis alone, an MSOFC with a channel diameter of 1 mm should produce the same power as a c… more
Date: January 1, 1989
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Enhancing the use of coals by gas reburning-sorbent injection

Description: The objective of this project is to evaluate and demonstrate a cost effective emission control technology for acid rain precursors, oxides of nitrogen (NO{sub x}) and sulfur (SO{sub x}), on two coal fired utility boilers in Illinois. The units selected are representative of pre-NSPS design practices: tangential and cyclone fired. A third unit, wall fired, is on hold'' because of funding limitations. The specific objectives are to demonstrate reductions of 60 percent in NO{sub x} and 50 percent … more
Date: April 16, 1990
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Pacific Northwest Laboratory annual report for 1981 to the DOE Office of the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Protection, Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Part 5. Environmental and occupational protection, assessment, and engineering

Description: This report describes research in environment, health, and safety conducted during fiscal year 1981. The five parts of the report are oriented to particular segments of the program. Parts 1 to 4 report on research performed for the DOE Office of Health and Environmental Research in the Office of Energy Research. Part 5 reports progress on all research performed for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Protection, Safety and Emergency Preparedness. The parts are: Part 1: Biome… more
Date: February 1, 1982
Creator: Glass, W.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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