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The plant information network (PIN)

Description: Descriptors list, example inventory, contact information for the Plant Information Network (PIN).
Date: 1978
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Proceedings of the Third Post-Accident Heat Removal Information Exchange November 2-4, 1977, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois

Description: Papers presented at the third Post-Accident Heat Removal Information Exchange concerning heat distribution and criticality considerations, particulate-bed phenomena, pool heat transfer and melt-front phenomena, behavior of heated concrete and sodium-concrete interactions, design-related studies, gas bubbling and boiling effects, and materials interactions at high temperatures and experimental methods.
Date: 1978?
Creator: Baker, Louis, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Instrumentation Observations from the U-Frame Lock of the Arkansas River Lock and Dam 5

Description: Report regarding analysis of a lock and dam in the Arkansas River. "The purpose of this study is to take 8 years of instrumentation data from Lock No. 5 and report it in such a manner that it can be used later in other studies, such as a finite element analysis. Included is a discussion of the quality of the data and a brief comparison of measured values with design cases for several soil-structure interaction cases" (p. 5).
Date: August 1978
Creator: Leach, Roy E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Precast Concrete Elements for Structures in Selected Theaters of Operations

Description: Partial abstract: "The current state of the art of design, fabrication, and erection techniques of various prefabricated elements for concrete structures are reviewed. Included are precast concrete highway bridges, logging bridges, railway bridges, piles, culverts, pipes, floating structures, and field fortifications. The structural properties, advantages, and disadvantages of various elements and systems are discussed."
Date: February 1978
Creator: McDonald, James E. & Liu, Tony C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Marysville Lake Hydrothermal Study: Report 2

Description: Partial abstract: "This study was conducted to determine the effect that the proposed Marysville Lake pump-storage hydropower (2250-mw power plant) project would have on downstream water temperatures. A one-dimensional numerical model was used for simulation and prediction of temperatures within and downstream of Marysville Lake. Two physical hydraulic models were used for study and description of the hydrodynamic response of the project. Information from the physical models was necessary to determine coefficients used by algorithms within the mathematical model."
Date: February 1978
Creator: Dortch, Mark S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvements for Murrells Inlet, South Carolina: Hydraulic Model Investigation

Description: Final report of a project for the improvement and stabilization of Murrells Inlet, near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. A model study was performed to aid in preconstruction planning and design of structural solutions to the problem of providing a stabilized channel of sufficient depth and width with provisions for sand bypassing.
Date: April 1978
Creator: Perry, Frederick C., Jr.; Seabergh, William C. & Lane, Edgar F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Alternate Fuel Cycle Technologies/Thorium Fuel Cycle Technology Programs. Quarterly report for period 1 April--30 June 1978

Description: Voloxidation and dissolution studies: rotary-kiln heat-transfer tests are under way using a small rotary kiln along with the development of a mathematical model to determine kiln-heat-flux profiles necessary to maintain a desired temperature gradient. The erosion/corrosion test for evaluating materials of construction is operational. Fuel from a BWR (Big Rock Point) yielded more fine solid residue on dissolution than in previous tests with PWR fuel. Two additional parametric voloxidation tests with H.B. Robinson fuel compared air vs pure oxygen atmospheres at 550{sup 0}C; overall tritium release and subsequent fuel dissolution were equivalent. Thorium dissolution studies: the dissolution rate of thoria in fluoride-catalyzed 8 to 14 M HNO{sub 3} (100{sup 0}C) was max between 0.04 to 0.06 M HF; at higher fluoride concentrations, ThF{sub 4}.5H{sub 2}O precipitated. The rate of zircaloy dissolution continued to increase with increasing fluoride concentration. Stainless-steel-clad (Th,U)0{sub 2} fuel rods irradiated in the NRX reactor were sheared, voloxidized, and dissolved. {le}10% of the tritium was released during voloxidation in air at 600{sup 0}C. Carbon-14 removal from off-gas and fixation: carbon dioxide removal with Linde 13X molecular sieves to less than 100 ppB was experimentally verified using 300 ppM CO in air. Decontamination factors from 3000 to 7500 were obtained for CO{sub 2} removal in the gas-slurry stirred-tank reactor with CA(OH){sub 2}.or Ba(0H){sub 2}/sup .8H2O./. With Ba(OH){sub 2}.H{sub 2}0{sup 2} in a fixed-bed column, decontamination factors of about 30,000 were obtained.
Date: August 1, 1978
Creator: Vondra, B.L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Population Dose Estimates Resulting from Radioactive Materials Discharging from a Nuclear Processing Facility

Description: The Savannah River Laboratory (SRL) is currently involved as the focal point of an inter-laboratory effort to estimate the enviornmental effects of operating a nuclear preprocessing facility. As a part of this effort SRL has assumed the responsibility of providing estimates of population exposure resulting form radioactive discharges to the atmosphere. This responsibility does not include contributions from drinking water and food ingestion which are being estimated by Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory (HEDL) and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLL), two of the participating laboratories for the overall environmental effects study. The SRL effort in exposure estimation is confined to contributions resulting from immersion in contaminated air and external beta and gamma dose from exposure to contaminated ground. Population exposure resulting from immersion in contaminated air traditionally have been given more attention. A primary objective of this report is to develop a technique to provide an adequate estimation of population dose resulting from gound depositions and to establish the relative importance of the contributing factors. This report was written in 1978, and has been identified as information for the Dose Reconstruction Project.
Date: January 13, 1978
Creator: Cooper, R.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Renewable Ocean Energy Sources: Part 1 - Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion

Description: A report in a series by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) considering renewable ocean energy sources as a possible energy supply. This report focuses on ocean thermal energy conversion and analyzes the feasibility of using it and evaluates current research on the topic (p. iii).
Date: May 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Emerging Food Marketing Technologies: A Preliminary Analysis

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) on the "identification of new or emerging food marketing technologies that will have significant long-range impacts on society and the U.S. food system" (p. 3?).
Date: October 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Enhanced Oil Recovery Potential in the United States

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) assessing "the potential of enhanced recovery techniques for freeing more of this oil [discovered oil] from the sandstone and limestone formations in which it is trapped" (Foreward).
Date: January 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Evaluation of Railroad Safety

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) evaluating the efforts made to improve the safety of the nation's railroads. The report gives "a comprehensive and systematic review of railroad safety" and assists "in current and future legislative deliberations on railroad safety" (p. v").
Date: May 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Analysis of the ERDA Plan and Program

Description: A report prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) analyzing a plan put forth by the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA). This report assesses the plan and "is intended to provide the Congress with much of the background information necessary for an effective analysis of ERDA's energy R&D programs" (p. vii).
Date: October 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Impact of a Department of Education on Federal Science & Technology Activities

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) examining "a range of congressional options available for ensuring the integrity of the educational process for professional scientists and engineers is maintained" during the creation of the Department of Education (p. iii).
Date: August 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nutrition Research Alternatives

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that analyzes "nutrition research alternatives-alternative goals and priorities, alternative definitions and funding, and alternative research personnel requirements" (p. iii).
Date: September 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Preliminary Assessment of the National Crime Information Center and the Computerized Criminal History System

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) concerning the growing use of computer and communications technology to the criminal justice system, analyzing possible issues that could arise in the Federal-State system (p. iii).
Date: December 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Policy Implications of the Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks specifically at the Computed Tomography (CT) scanner and examines "current Federal policies and current medical practices to determine whether a reasonable amount of justification should be provided before costly new medical technologies and procedures are put into general use," (quoted from p. iii).
Date: November 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Annual Report to the Congress for 1977

Description: This report describes these projects in detail: the spread of nuclear materials and weapons-making capability, cancer-testing technology and saccharin, the implications of the Carter Administration’s National Energy Plan, the trade-offs between individual rights and massive computerization of the Nation’s tax information system, ways to spur research on increasing the supply of food, the prospects of solar technology.
Date: March 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Health of the Scientific and Technical Enterprise: An Advisory Panel Report to the Office of Technology Assessment

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) on the science and technology fields, with the intent of developing a definition of the enterprise and giving "a framework within which policy makers can assess its health" (p. 3).
Date: October 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Role of Demonstrations in Federal R&D Policy

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "analyzes the Nation's experience with demonstration projects to provide Congress with a perspective and a set of guidelines for evaluating and shaping proposed demonstrations" (p. iv).
Date: July 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Technology Assessment of Coal Slurry Pipelines

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) on the "possible effects on society of coal slurry pipeline development, a comparison of pipeline and unit train costs, and an analysis of relevant legal and regulatory issues" (Foreword).
Date: March 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department