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LES Software for the Design of Low Emission Combustion Systems for Vision 21 Plants, Quarterly Report: January - March 2003

Description: Application and testing of the new combustion Large Eddy Simulation (LES) code for the design of advanced gaseous combustion systems is described in this 10th quarterly report. CFD Research Corporation has developed the LES module within the parallel, unstructured solver included in the commercial CFD-ACE+ software. In this quarter, validation and testing of the combustion LES code was performed for the DOE-Simval combustor. Also, Beta testing by consortium members was performed for various bur… more
Date: April 2003
Creator: Cannon, Steven & Smith, Clifford
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Energy Star Lighting Verification Program Semi-Annual Report: April-October 2003

Description: The Program for the Evaluation and Analysis of Residential Lighting (PEARL) is a watchdog program. It was created in response to complaints received by utility program managers about the performance of certain Energy Star lighting products being promoted within their service territories and the lack of a self-policing mechanism within the lighting industry that would ensure the reliability of these products and their compliance with ENERGY STAR specifications. To remedy these problems, PEARL pu… more
Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: O'Rourke, Conan & Zhou, Yutao
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Direct Measurement of Mercury Reactions in Coal Power Plant Plumes Technical Progress Report: May-October 2003

Description: This project was awarded under U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Program Solicitation DE-PS26-02NT41422 and specifically addresses Program Area of Interest: No.5--Environmental and Water Resources. The project team includes the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) as the contractor and the University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) and Frontier Geosciences as subcontractors. Wisconsin Energies and its Pleasant Prairie … more
Date: January 1, 2004
Creator: Levin, Leonard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Ceramic Membrane Enabling Technology for Improved IGCC Efficiency, Quarterly Technical Progress Report: October 1 - December 31, 2003

Description: This quarterly technical progress report will summarize work accomplished for Phase 2 Program during the quarter October to December 2003. In task ! OTM development has led to improved strength and composite design for lower temperatures. In task 2, the yield of a large batch of OTM elements improved. In task 3, operational improvements in the lab- scale pilot reactor have reduced turn- around time and increased product purity. In task 7. IGCC economics were updated to reflect state of the art … more
Date: December 31, 2003
Creator: Prasad, Ravi
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NOx Control Options and Integration for US Coal Fired Boilers Quarterly Progress Report: July-September 2003

Description: This is the thirteenth Quarterly Technical Report for DOE Cooperative Agreement No: DEFC26-00NT40753. The goal of the project is to develop cost effective analysis tools and techniques for demonstrating and evaluating low NO{sub x} control strategies and their possible impact on boiler performance for boilers firing US coals. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is providing co-funding for this program. This program contains multiple tasks and good progress is being made on all fronts. … more
Date: September 30, 2003
Creator: Bockelie, Mike; Davis, Kevin; Linjewile, Temi; Senior, Connie; Eddings, Eric; Whitty, Kevin et al.
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NOx Control Options and Integration for US Coal Fired Boilers Quarterly Progress Report: October-December 2003

Description: This is the fourteenth Quarterly Technical Report for DOE Cooperative Agreement No: DEFC26-00NT40753. The goal of the project is to develop cost effective analysis tools and techniques for demonstrating and evaluating low NOx control strategies and their possible impact on boiler performance for boilers firing US coals. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is providing co-funding for this program. Using the initial CFD baseline modeling of the Gavin Station and the plant corrosion maps,… more
Date: December 31, 2003
Creator: Bockelie, Mike; Davis, Kevin; Linjewile, Temi; Senior, Connie; Eddings, Eric; Whitty, Kevin et al.
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NOx Control Options and Integration for US Coal Fired Boilers Quarterly Progress Report: April-June 2003

Description: This is the twelfth Quarterly Technical Report for DOE Cooperative Agreement No: DE-FC26-00NT40753. The goal of the project is to develop cost effective analysis tools and techniques for demonstrating and evaluating low NOx control strategies and their possible impact on boiler performance for boilers firing US coals. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is providing co-funding for this program. This program contains multiple tasks and good progress is being made on all fronts. During t… more
Date: June 30, 2003
Creator: Bockelie, Mike; Davis, Kevin; Linjewile, Temi; Senior, Connie; Eddings, Eric; Whitty, Kevin et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Enhanced Wellbore Stabilization and Reservoir Productivity with Aphron Drilling Fluid Technology, Quarterly Report: October - December 2003

Description: During this first Quarter of the Project, a team of five individuals was formed to characterize aphron drilling fluids, with the ultimate objectives to gain acceptance for this novel technology and decrease the costs of drilling mature and multiple-pressure formations in oil and gas wells. Aphron drilling fluids are very high low-shear-rate viscosity fluids laden with specially designed microbubbles, or ''aphrons.'' The focus of the Project is to develop some understanding of the aphron structu… more
Date: December 31, 2003
Creator: Growcock, Fred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Use of Coal Drying to Reduce Water Consumed in Pulverized Coal Power Plants Quarterly Report: July-September 2003

Description: This is the third Quarterly Report for this project. The background and technical justification for the project are described, including potential benefits of reducing fuel moisture, prior to firing in a pulverized coal boiler. A description is given of the equipment, instrumentation and procedures being used for the fluidized bed drying experiments. Laboratory data are presented on the effects of bed depth on drying rate. These show that drying rate decreased strongly with an increase in bed d… more
Date: October 1, 2003
Creator: Levy, Edward K.; Caram, Hugo; Yao, Zheng & Feng, Gu
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Use of Coal Drying to Reduce Water Consumed in Pulverized Coal Power Plants Quarterly Report: Januarly-March 2003

Description: This is the first Quarterly Report for this project. The background and technical justification for the project are described, including potential benefits of reducing fuel moisture, prior to firing in a pulverized coal boiler. A description is given of the equipment and instrumentation being used for the fluidized bed drying experiments. Results of fluidization and drying tests performed with North Dakota lignite, having a 6.35 mm (1/4 inch) top size, are presented. The experiments were perfor… more
Date: March 1, 2003
Creator: Levy, Edward K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Refractory for Black Liquor Gasifiers Quarterly Report: October-December 2003

Description: The University of Missouri-Rolla will identify materials that will permit the safe, reliable and economical operation of combined cycle gasifiers by the pulp and paper industry. The primary emphasis of this project will be to resolve the materials problems encountered during the operation of low-pressure high-temperature (LFHT) and low-pressure low-temperature (LPLT) gasifiers while simultaneously understanding the materials barriers to the successful demonstration of high-pressure high-tempera… more
Date: December 1, 2003
Creator: Headrick, William L., Jr. & Rezaie, Alireza
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Reducing Ultra-Clean Transportation Fuel Costs with HyMelt Hydrogen Quarterly Report: January-March 2003

Description: This report describes activities for the second quarter of work performed under this agreement. Kick off meetings with MEFOS, Kvarner and Siemens Westinghouse were held during the reporting period. MEFOS and Kvaerner have completed initial computational simulations. MEFOS has drafted a detailed experimental test plan and is making preparations for atmospheric testing, scheduled to begin on June 5.
Date: April 30, 2003
Creator: Malone, Donald P. & Renner, William R.
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Active Cathodes for Super-High Power Density Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Through Space Charge Effects Quarterly Report: July-September 2003

Description: This report summarizes the work done during the fourth quarter of the project. Effort was directed in two areas, namely, continued further development of the model on the role of connectivity on ionic conductivity of porous bodies, including the role of grain boundaries and space charge, and its relationship to cathode polarization; and fabrication of samaria-doped ceria porous (SDC). The work on the model development involves calculation of the effect of space charge on transport through porou… more
Date: December 12, 2003
Creator: Virkar, Anil V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of a 400 Level 3C Clamped Downhole Seismic Receiver Array for 3D Borehole Seismic Imaging of Gas Reservoirs, Quarterly Report: October 1 - December 31, 2003

Description: Borehole seismology is the highest resolution geophysical imaging technique available today to the oil and gas industry for characterization and monitoring of oil and gas reservoirs. However, the industry's ability to economically do high resolution 3D imaging of deep and complex gas reservoirs using borehole seismology is currently frustrated by the lack of the acquisition technology necessary to record the large volumes of the high frequency, high signal-to-noise-ratio borehole seismic data n… more
Date: May 1, 2004
Creator: Paulsson, Bjorn N. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Field Test Program to Develop Comprehensive Design, Operating and Cost Data for Mercury Control Systems on Non-Scrubbed Coal-Fired Boilers, Quarterly Technical Report: October-December 2003

Description: With the Nation's coal-burning utilities facing the possibility of tighter controls on mercury pollutants, the U.S. Department of Energy is funding projects that could offer power plant operators better ways to reduce these emissions at much lower costs. Mercury is known to have toxic effects on the nervous system of humans and wildlife. Although it exists only in trace amounts in coal, mercury is released when coal burns and can accumulate on land and in water. In water, bacteria transform the… more
Date: March 2, 2003
Creator: Schlager, Richard & Millar, Tom
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Sensor for Individual Burner Control of Firing Rate, Fuel-Air Ratio, and Coal Fineness Correlation, Quarterly Report: October-December 2003

Description: The project's overall objective is to development a commercially viable dynamic signature based sensing system that is used to infer the flow rate and fineness of pulverized coal. This eighteen month effort will focus on developments required to transfer the measurement system from the laboratory to a field ready prototype system. This objective will be achieved through the completion of the laboratory development of the sensor and data algorithm followed by full scale field tests of a portable… more
Date: February 2004
Creator: Hill, Wayne
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Field Test Program to Develop Comprehensive Design, Operating and Cost Data for Mercury Control Systems on Non-Scrubbed Coal-Fired Boilers, Quarterly Technical Report: July-September 2003

Description: With the Nation's coal-burning utilities facing the possibility of tighter controls on mercury pollutants, the U.S. Department of Energy is funding projects that could offer power plant operators better ways to reduce these emissions at much lower costs. Mercury is known to have toxic effects on the nervous system of humans and wildlife. Although it exists only in trace amounts in coal, mercury is released when coal burns and can accumulate on land and in water. In water, bacteria transform the… more
Date: November 4, 2003
Creator: Schlager, Richard & Millar, Tom
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Real-Time Coal Content/Ore Grade (C2OG) Sensor, Technical Report: April - June 2003

Description: This eighth quarterly technical report discusses the progress made on a machine vision technique for determining coal content and preparations for Year-3 system deployment. Classification maps for coal have been generated and shown to two coal-mining executives. An application for licensing high-speed hyperspectral data analysis software from the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has been made. Both Western Energy and Stillwater Mining Company have offered platforms for Year-3 deployment. Barrett… more
Date: July 21, 2003
Creator: Swanson, Rand
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Design, Fabrication and Bench Testing of a Texaco Infrared Ratio Pyrometer System for the Measurement of Gasifier Reaction Chamber Temperature, Quarterly Report: January-March 2003

Description: The cooperative agreement between Texaco and Polk Power has been revised by Polk Power and ChevronTexaco several times already. Lawyers from both Polk Power and ChevronTexaco are in the process to include the issues related to the ownership transfer of the Texaco gasification unit in the agreement and finalize the draft. The modification fieldwork and testing will start once the cooperative agreement is signed with Polk Power.
Date: April 2003
Creator: Leininger, Thomas F. & Huang, Hua-Min
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Field Test Program for Long-Term Operation of a COHPAC System for Removing Mercury From Coal-Fired Flue Gas, Quarterly Technical Report: January - March 2003

Description: With the Nation's coal-burning utilities facing the possibility of tighter controls on mercury pollutants, the U.S. Department of Energy is funding projects that could offer power plant operators better ways to reduce these emissions at much lower costs. Sorbent injection technology represents one of the simplest and most mature approaches to controlling mercury emissions from coal-fired boilers. It involves injecting a solid material such as powdered activated carbon into the flue gas. The gas… more
Date: June 13, 2003
Creator: Bustard, Jean
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of a 400 Level 3C Clamped Downhole Seismic Receiver Array for 3D Borehole Seismic Imaging of Gas Reservoirs, Quarterly Report: April 1 - June 30, 2003

Description: Borehole seismology is the highest resolution geophysical imaging technique available today to the oil and gas industry for characterization and monitoring of oil and gas reservoirs. However, the industry's ability to economically do high resolution 3D imaging of deep and complex gas reservoirs using borehole seismology is currently frustrated by the lack of the acquisition technology necessary to record the large volumes of the high frequency, high signal-to-noise-ratio borehole seismic data n… more
Date: September 1, 2003
Creator: Paulsson, Bjorn N. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Early Entrance Co-Production Plant - Decentralized Gasification Cogeneration Transportation Fuels and Steam From Available Feedstocks, Quarterly Report: January - March 2003

Description: Waste Processors Management, Inc. (WMPI), along with its subcontractors Texaco Power & Gasification (now ChevronTexaco), SASOL Technology Ltd., and Nexant Inc. entered into a Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-00NT40693 with the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) to assess the technoeconomic viability of building an Early Entrance Co-Production Plant (EECP) in the United States to produce ultra clean Fischer-Tropsch (FT) transportation fuels with either po… more
Date: June 2003
Creator: Rich, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Acoustic Detecting and Locating Gas Pipe Line Infringement Quarterly Report: Number 6

Description: The power point presentation for the Natural Gas Technologies II Conference held on February 8-11, 2004 in Phoenix AZ, published the presentations made at the conference, therefore required all presenters to submit their presentation prior to November 2003. However in the remainder of year, significant new test data became available which were incorporated in the actual presentation made at the Natural Gas Technologies II Conference. The 6th progress report presents the updated actual slide sho… more
Date: January 5, 2004
Creator: LOTH, John L.; MORRIS, GARY J.; PALMER, GEORGE M. & GUILER, RICHARD
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Downhole Power Generation and Wireless Communications for Intelligent Completions Applications, Quarterly Report: January - March 2003

Description: The second quarter of the project was dedicated to convert the conceptual designs for the wireless tool and power generator into mechanical and electrical drawings as well as software code to create the new system. The tasks accomplished during this report period were: (1) Basic mechanical design for the wireless communications system was created and the detailed drawings were started. (2) Basic design for the power generator system was created and the detailed machining drawings were started. … more
Date: April 24, 2003
Creator: Tubel, Paul
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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