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On Carrier Facilitated Transport Through Membranes

Description: Facilitated transport is a process, whereby the diffusion of a solute across a membrane is chemically enhanced. In this report an analysis is given of a facilitated transport system involving a volatile species A which reacts with a nonvolatile carrier species B to form the nonvolatile product AB.
Date: June 1980
Creator: Kaper, H. G.; Leaf, G. K. & Matkowsky, Bernard J.
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Scale dependence of the effective matrix diffusion coefficient:some analytical results

Description: Matrix diffusion is an important process affecting solutetransport in fractured rock, and the matrix diffusion coefficient is akey parameter for describing this process. Previous studies haveindicated that the effective matrix-diffusion coefficient values,obtained from a number of field tracer tests, are enhanced in comparisonwith local values and may increase with test scale. In thiscommunication, we develop analytical expressions for the effective matrixdiffusion coefficient for two simple fracture-matrix systems, anddemonstrate that heterogeneities in the rock matrix at different scalescontribute to the scale dependence of the effective matrix diffusioncoefficient.
Date: May 30, 2005
Creator: Liu, H. H.; Zhang, Y. Q. & Molz, F. J.
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Transport-Depletion Desalination Pilot Plant

Description: From Summary: "The transport-depletion data obtained by the Southern Research Institute and by the Bureau of Reclamation at Denver, Colorado and at Webster, South Dakota, was reviewed. This data review made it possible to develop a design methodology for the pilot plant, and to identify the additional data required to adequately predict the performance of a transport-depletion stack."
Date: April 1971
Creator: Redman, Ralph
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Synthesis Strategies and a Study of Properties of Narrow and Wide Band Gap Nanowires

Description: Various techniques to synthesize nanowires and nanotubes as a function of growth temperature and time were investigated. These include growth of nanowires by a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) system using vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) growth mechanism and electro-chemical synthesis of nanowires and nanotubes. Narrow band gap InSb Eg = 0.17 eV at room temp) nanowires were successively synthesized. Using a phase diagram, the transition of the nanowire from metallic- semiconducting- semi-metallic phase was investigated. A thermodynamic model is developed to show that the occurrence of native defects in InSb nanowires influenced by the nanowire growth kinetics and thermodynamics of defect formation. Wide band gap ZnO (Eg = 3.34 eV) and In2O3 (3.7 eV) were also synthesized. ZnO nanowires and nanotubes were successfully doped with a transition metal Fe, making it a Dilute Magnetic Semiconductor of great technological relevance. Structural and electronic characterizations of nanowires were studied for different semiconducting, metallic and semi-metallic nanowires. Electron transport measurements were used to estimate intrinsic material parameters like carrier concentration and mobility. An efficient gas sensing device using a single In2O3 nanowire was studied and which showed sensitivity to reducing gas like NH3 and oxidizing gas like O2 gas at room temperature. The efficiency of the gas sensing device was found to be sensitive to the nature of contacts as well as the presence of surface states on the nanowire.
Date: May 2014
Creator: Sapkota, Gopal
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Trajectory versus probability density entropy

Description: In this article, the authors show that the widely accepted conviction that a connection can be established between the probability density entropy and the Kolmogorov-Sinai (KS) entropy is questionable.
Date: 2001
Creator: Bologna, Mauro; Grigolini, Paolo; Karagiorgis, Markos & Rosa, Angelo
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An analysis of accelerations, airspeeds, and gust velocities from three commercial operations of one type of medium-altitude transport airplane

Description: From Introduction: "Past analyses of data from the NACA V-G and the NACA VGH recorders (see, for example, refs. 1 and 2) have yielded information on the magnitude and frequency of occurrence of gust and maneuver accelerations, and the associated airspeeds and altitudes for several types of airplanes flown by different operators on various routes."
Date: March 1955
Creator: Coleman, Thomas L.; Copp, Martin R.; Walker, Walter G. & Engel, Jerome N.
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An analysis of acceleration, airspeed, and gust-velocity data from one type of four-engine transport airplane operated over two domestic routes

Description: From Introduction: "As part of a continuing study of the gust and load histories for transport airplanes (see, for example, refs. 1 and 2), samples of VGH records have been obtained from two four-engine commercial transport airplanes. The data samples represent 839 and 1,080 flight hours of operation on two transcontinental routes and cover operations up to an altitude of 25,000 feet."
Date: October 1955
Creator: Copp, Martin R. & Coleman, Thomas L.
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An analysis of the airspeeds and normal accelerations of Boeing S-307 airplanes in commercial transport operation

Description: From Introduction: "The present paper has been prepared to give the results of the analysis of the V-G records obtained from three Boeing S-307 airplanes operating in Caribbean region and the northern part of South America during the period from 1940 to 1944."
Date: September 1946
Creator: Peiser, A. M. & Walker, W. G.
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An analysis of the airspeeds and normal accelerations of Douglas DC-3 airplanes in commercial transport operation

Description: From Introduction: "The present report is the second prepared to give the results of an analysis of V-G data from commercial transport airplanes. The present report is concerned with an analysis of data obtained with Douglas DC-3 airplanes flying over three transcontinental routes in the United States."
Date: September 1946
Creator: Peiser, A. M.
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Air Transport

Description: Report presenting the development in air transport that has taken place since civil aviation between England and Europe started at the end of August 1919. The primary subjects explored include the character of loads on aircraft, routes operated, results in passengers carried and efficiency of the service, costs of the service, question of subsidies, and probable future developments.
Date: 1924
Creator: Page, F. Handley
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Implication of the Transport Equation for the Semiempirical Treatment of Shields

Description: Note presenting a revision of the semiempirical method of dealing with shields by treating them as composed of layers by taking the angular distribution of the radiation into account and by making use of the transport equation. The method is illustrated by consideration of the effect upon neutrons of a thick nonabsorbing shield of high atomic weight.
Date: March 1952
Creator: Schwed, Philip
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The Technical Development of the Transport airplane: Report of the Aero-Technical Conference of the Scientific Association for Aeronautics, March 5, 1919

Description: The abolition of military qualifications gives free scope to new technical possibilities in the development of transport airplanes. This report notes the various considerations that must be made when designing aircraft to meet the needs of commercial passengers. Comfort and safety must be emphasized.
Date: April 1921
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The Employment of Airships for the Transport of Passengers: Indications on the Maximum Limits of Their Useful Load, Distance Covered, Altitude and Speed

Description: It was a conclusion of this detailed study of the practicality of using airships for carrying passengers that, although slow, airships are capable of carrying useful loads over long distances. However, it is noted that there is a certain limit to the advantages of large cubature. Beyond a certain point, the maximum altitude of the airship goes on decreasing, in spite of the fact that the range of action in the horizontal plane and the useful load go on increasing. The possibility of rapid climb is an essential factor of security in aerial navigation in the case of storms, as is velocity.
Date: August 1921
Creator: Nobile, Umberto
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Improvements in release probability by using an overpack. [Obsolete munitions]

Description: An analysis was performed to determine the probability of an unconfined release of hazardous material as a consequence of being involved in a severe transportation accident. Two packaging scenarios were considered: (1) material was palletized and placed in a standard aluminum sided trailer, and (2) the same material was placed in an overpackage. In addition to truck, both rail and air transport were also considered. Several release categories were defined ranging from minor to very large, and the effectiveness of the overpackage to reduce the probability of unconfined release was evaluated for each type of release category. The results are applicable to the transport of radioactive materials in similar overpackages. The potential accident scenarios for a pallet of obsolete munitions were identified using a fault-free methodology.
Date: January 1, 1986
Creator: Rhyne, W.R.; Ashwood, T.L. & Shappert, L.B.
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Persistence and transport potential of chemicals in a multimedia environment

Description: Persistence in the environment and potential for long-range transport are related since time in the environment is required for transport. A persistent chemical will travel longer distances than a reactive chemical that shares similar chemical properties. Scheringer (1997) has demonstrated the correlation between persistence and transport distance for different organic chemicals. However, this correlation is not sufficiently robust to predict one property from the other. Specific chemicals that are persistent mayor may not exhibit long-range transport potential. Persistence and long-range transport also present different societal concerns. Persistence concerns relate to the undesired possibility that chemicals produced and used now may somehow negatively affect future generations. Long-range transport concerns relate to the undesired presence of chemicals in areas where these compounds have not been used. Environmental policy decisions can be based on either or both considerations depending on the aim of the regulatory program. In this chapter, definitions and methods for quantifying persistence and transport potential of organic chemicals are proposed which will assist in the development of sound regulatory frameworks.
Date: February 1, 2000
Creator: van de Meent, D.; McKone, T.E.; Parkerton, T.; Matthies, M.; Scheringer, M.; Wania, F. et al.
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Transgenic approaches to altering carbon and nitrogen partitioning in whole plants: assessing the potential to improve crop yields and nutritional quality

Description: This article summarizes the key transport steps involved in organic carbon and nitrogen compound partitioning, and discusses various transgenic approaches for directly manipulating key carbon and nitrogen transporters involved.
Date: April 22, 2015
Creator: Yadav, Umesh P.; Ayre, Brian G. & Bush, Daniel R.
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Radiation Diffusion: An Overview of Physical and Numerical Concepts

Description: An overview of the physical and mathematical foundations of radiation transport is given. Emphasis is placed on how the diffusion approximation and its transport corrections arise. An overview of the numerical handling of radiation diffusion coupled to matter is also given. Discussions center on partial temperature and grey methods with comments concerning fully implicit methods. In addition finite difference, finite element and Pert representations of the div-grad operator is also discussed
Date: January 14, 2005
Creator: Graziani, F R
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Subsurface Pathway Flow and Transport Modeling for the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory's Subsurface Disposal Area

Description: Migration of contaminants through the complex subsurface at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory's Subsurface Disposal Area was simulated for an ongoing Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability (CERCLA) assessment. A previously existing model for simulating flow and transport through the vadose zone for this site was updated to incorporate information obtained from recent characterization activities. Given the complexity of the subsurface at this site, the simulation results were acknowledged to be uncertain. Rather than attempt parametric approaches to quantify uncertainty, it was recognized that conceptual uncertainty involving the controlling processes was likely dominant. So, the effort focused on modeling different scenarios to evaluate the impact of the conceptual uncertainty.
Date: August 1, 2002
Creator: Magnuson, Swen O
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Using the Schwinger variational functional for the solution of inverse transport problems

Description: A new iterative inverse method for gama-ray transport problems is presented. The method, based on a novel application of the Schwinger variational functional, is developed as a perturbation problem in which the current model (in the iterative process) is considered the initial, unperturbed system, and the actual model is considered the perturbed system. The new method requires the solution of a set of uncoupled one-group forward and adjoint transport equations in each iteration. Four inverse problems are considered: determination of (1) interface locations in a multilayer sourcehhield system; (2) the isotopic composition of an unknown source (including inert elements); (3) interface locations and the source composition simultaneously; and (4) the composition of an unknown layer in the shield. Only the first two problems were actually solved in numerical one-dimensional (spherical) test cases. The method worked well for the unknown interface location problem and extremely well for the unknown source composition problem. Convergence of the method was heavily dependent on the initial guess.
Date: January 1, 2002
Creator: Favorite, J. A. (Jeffrey A.)
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Implict Monte Carlo Radiation Transport Simulations of Four Test Problems

Description: Radiation transport codes, like almost all codes, are difficult to develop and debug. It is helpful to have small, easy to run test problems with known answers to use in development and debugging. It is also prudent to re-run test problems periodically during development to ensure that previous code capabilities have not been lost. We describe four radiation transport test problems with analytic or approximate analytic answers. These test problems are suitable for use in debugging and testing radiation transport codes. We also give results of simulations of these test problems performed with an Implicit Monte Carlo photonics code.
Date: August 1, 2007
Creator: Gentile, N
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