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Process research progress report, February 16--29, 1948

Description: Treatment of Hot Liquid Waste: Three runs, D-73, D-74, and D-75, were made in the model clariflocculator during this period. In D-73 and D-74 a mixture of hydrolysis supernatant and water was used as the original solution and in D-75 a hydrolysis supernatant, bismuth free activity and water mixture was used as the starting solution. D-73 gave acceptable results, but D-74 and D-75 gave results that were not too satisfactory. It is believed that contamination in the laboratory has effected the results. Recovery of Bismuth: Experiments were resumed on the electrolytic extraction of bismuth from a hydrochloric acid solution of bismuth chloride. Plating at elevated temperature with the elimination of calcium chloride resulted in a lower average deposition rate of 2.07 g./amp.{minus}hr. than was obtained at room temperature in the presence of calcium chloride with a deposition rate of 2.30 g./amp.{minus}hr. Another comparison was made between cathodes prepared in a wood mold and a ``Herculite`` mold. Unlike the results obtained in run E-15 in which the cathode prepared in the ``Herculite`` mold gave a greater average deposition rate, the same deposition rate of 2.00 g/amp.{minus}hr. was obtained with both cathodes. The formation of crystals was more prevalent in the case of the cathode cast in the wood mold. In run E-24 a cathode with a rough surface-was prepared by lining the side of the mold with carborundum cloth. The deposit consisted of nodules over the entire surface and very little treeing at the edges. Treatment of Hot Solid Burnable Waste: The final enclosure of the incinerator with asbestos and transite is in progress. Preliminary consideration is being given to the steam expansion method of cleaning air as a means of removing the activity which would be carried over in the flu gases.
Date: December 31, 1948
Creator: Hamilton, P.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Process research progress report, March 1--31, 1948

Description: Treatment of Hot Liquid Waste: According to the Eimco Corporation, the filter on order in to be shipped the first week of April. Sketches have been prepared giving the general location of the Eimco filter and equipment to be used in testing the unit. No suitable gauge is available for the tanks to be used in the W. D. Building for storing corrosive solutions. A gauge, to be fabricated from polystyrene, has been designed. Treatment of Hot Solid Burnable Waste: Construction of the model incinerator has been completed. A general discussion of the problem and design of the incinerator is included in the Detailed Report. Some time has been spent gathering together material for the final report covering the experimental work on the disposal of ``hot`` liquid wastes. Recovery of Bismuth: Further work an the electrolytic extraction of bismuth has indicated that the formation of the bismuth deposited on the cathode in neither influenced by etching the electrode with nitric acid nor by varying the cooling rate of the cast electrode. A near theoretical yield was obtained (2.58 g./amp./hr.) by enclosing the cathode in a screen, of glass cloth. The diaphragm, in all probability, reduces the amount of chlorine near the surface of the cathode with a resulting diminution of the reaction between chlorine and the bismuth metal.
Date: December 31, 1948
Creator: Hamilton, P.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind power live! An interactive exhibit and related programs about wind generated energy at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Final performance report, February 1, 1995--September 30, 1996

Description: The final performance report for the Wind Power Live! museum exhibit summarizes the goals and outcomes for the project. Project goals included: (1) help museum visitors understand why wind is being considered as a significant energy source; (2) enable visualization of the dynamics and power output of turbines; (3) exhibit a working wind turbine; (4) showcase wind as a technological success story; (5) consider the environmental costs and benefits of wind energy; (6) examine the economics of wind power, and (7) explain some of the limits to wind power as a commercial energy source. The methods of meeting the project goals through the museum exhibit are briefly outlined in the report. Goal number three, to introduce a working wind turbine, was dropped from the final project.
Date: January 20, 1997
Creator: Hamilton, P.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Process research progress report, April 1--30, 1948

Description: Word was received that the Eimco filter has been shipped from the Salt Lake City plant. It is expected within two weeks or about May 10, 1948. In place of a float gauge referred to in the Process Research Progress Report, March 1--31, 1984, a Uehling Tank-O-Meter will be used on the chemical solution tanks for the W. D. Building. Word was also received that the steam ejector has been shipped. It can be expected within the next few days. This item will complete the equipment to be used for the removal of activity from the flue gases produced in the incinerator. Laboratory experiments using synthetic bismuth chloride solutions are considered as completed for the time being. The experiments have shown that good yields, and adherent deposits can be obtained from solutions containing 0.18 g. bismuth/ml. with a 7 N hydrochloric acid concentration, providing a diaphragm is inserted between the anode and cathode. Neither calcium chloride nor pyrogallol are necessary under the conditions mentioned above. Bismuth was plated from a production solution in Run EP-1 in which the activity has been reduced from 4.2 {times} 10{sup 7} c./min./ml. to 4. 2 {times} 10{sup 4} c./min./ml. A yield of 2.48 g./amp.-hr. was obtained. The deposit contained several large nodules which were easily rubbed off. A greater portion of the past month was taken up with the preparation of a exhibit for the Miamisburg Atomic Energy Show.
Date: December 31, 1948
Creator: Hamilton, P.M.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Process research progress report

Description: This document is a declassified July 1948 Progress Report on Process Research at Monsanto Chemical`s Mound facility. Areas discussed are: (1) treatment of hot solid wastes, and (2) treatment of hot liquid wastes. Chemical aspects of these processes are noted.
Date: July 1, 1948
Creator: Hamilton, P.; Huddleston, F. & Mead, F.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Scaling in Non-Stationary time series I

Description: Paper discussing scaling in non-stationary time series.
Date: February 2, 2008
Creator: Ignaccolo, Massimiliano; Allegrini, Paolo; Grigolini, Paolo; Hamilton, P. & West, Bruce J.
Item Type: Paper
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Real event detection and the treatment of congestive heart failure: an efficient technique to help cardiologists to make crucial decisions

Description: Paper discussing the treatment of congestive heart failure. Abstract: Using a method of entropic analysis of time series we establish the correlation between heartbeat long-range memory and mortality risk in patients with congestive heart failure.
Date: September 2002
Creator: Allegrini, Paolo; Balocchi, Rita; Chillemi, Santi; Grigolini, Paolo; Hamilton, P.; Maestri, Roberto et al.
Item Type: Paper
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Scaling in Non-stationary Time Series 2: Teen Birth Phenomenon

Description: This paper is devoted to the problem of statistical mechanics raised by the analysis of an issue of sociological interest: the teen birth phenomenon.
Date: February 2, 2008
Creator: Ignaccolo, Massimiliano; Allegrini, Paolo; Grigolini, Paolo; Hamilton, P. & West, Bruce J.
Item Type: Paper
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

[Marysvale Region Study], Annual Report: June 30, 1953-April 1, 1954, Part 1

Description: First part of an annual report describing studies conducted by researchers at Columbia University to surveyuranium mineralization in the Marysvale, Utah region: "Part I deals with field studies and mineralogical data derived from the laboratory examination of suites collected during the previous summer" (p. 5).
Date: April 1954
Creator: Kerr, Paul F.; Lapham, Davis M.; Bodine, Marc W., Jr.; Hamilton, P. K. & Bethke, Philip Martin
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Compression and Diffusion: A Joint Approach to Detect Complexity

Description: Article discussing a joint approach to detect complexity by combining the Compression Algorithm Sensitive To Regularity (CASToRe) and Complex Analysis of Sequences via Scaling AND Randomness Assessment (CASSANDRA) procedures.
Date: February 2003
Creator: Allegrini, Paolo; Benci, V. (Vieri); Grigolini, Paolo; Hamilton, P.; Ignaccolo, Massimiliano; Menconi, Giulia et al.
Item Type: Article
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

FY06 I/O Integration Blueprint

Description: This document provides an understanding of the near and long term computing and I/O resources in the Secure Computing Facility (SCF) and Open Computing Facility (OCF). Requirements for data flows, storage capacities and transfer rates are determined. Recommendations are made for architectures, timeframes for major deliverables, and procurements for the next fiscal year.
Date: April 6, 2006
Creator: Cupps, K; Fitzgerald, K; Gary, M; Shoopman, J; Hamilton, P; Loewe, B et al.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department