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Establishment and maintenance of a coal sample bank and data base

Description: Headspace oxygen contents of several designated drums containing {minus}l inch and {minus}{1/4} inch coal were measured. These measurements were later discontinued by agreement with the Project Manager, as the leakage of plastic drums and buckets has been well documented. During the current reporting period a total of 65 data printouts were distributed. In addition, 10 special data requests were fulfilled by either search/sort and printout or creation of a data disk, resulting in distribution of limited information on 4,479 samples. Several preliminary requests for Sample Bank and Data Base information and price quotations have also been handled. Four hundred copies of the 61-page second edition of the booklet The Penn State Coal Sample Bank and Data Base'' were received from the printer. Changes in format have allowed increased content in fewer pages, to reduce printing and mailing costs. Three hundred thirty-nine copies were distributed. Data generated on samples DECS-1 through DECS-14 were added to the Penn State Coal Data Base. Map reference data were verified for all 14 samples.
Date: February 6, 1991
Creator: Davis, A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Establishment and maintenance of a coal sample bank and data base. [Quarterly] project status report, October 9, 1990--January 8, 1991

Description: Headspace oxygen contents of several designated drums containing {minus}l inch and {minus}{1/4} inch coal were measured. These measurements were later discontinued by agreement with the Project Manager, as the leakage of plastic drums and buckets has been well documented. During the current reporting period a total of 65 data printouts were distributed. In addition, 10 special data requests were fulfilled by either search/sort and printout or creation of a data disk, resulting in distribution of limited information on 4,479 samples. Several preliminary requests for Sample Bank and Data Base information and price quotations have also been handled. Four hundred copies of the 61-page second edition of the booklet ``The Penn State Coal Sample Bank and Data Base`` were received from the printer. Changes in format have allowed increased content in fewer pages, to reduce printing and mailing costs. Three hundred thirty-nine copies were distributed. Data generated on samples DECS-1 through DECS-14 were added to the Penn State Coal Data Base. Map reference data were verified for all 14 samples.
Date: February 6, 1991
Creator: Davis, A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Financial statistics of selected publicly owned electric utilities 1989. [Contains glossary]

Description: The Financial Statistics of Selected Publicly Owned Electric Utilities publication presents summary and detailed financial accounting data on the publicly owned electric utilities. The objective of the publication is to provide the Federal and State governments, industry, and the general public with data that can be used for policymaking and decision making purposes relating to publicly owned electric utility issues. 21 tabs.
Date: February 6, 1991
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter from Bill McCarter, Jack Davis and Nancy Cason to Melinda Mayer, February 6, 1991]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Bill McCarter, Jack Davis and Nancy Cason, North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts, to Melinda Mayer, Amon Carter Museum. In regards to a summarization of NTIEVA's summer institute plans such as staff training, institute dates, the team participants and a tentative schedule for the first few weeks of the program. Enclosed with the letter is a schedule for week one of the Institute.
Date: February 6, 1991
Creator: McCarter, William; Davis, Donald Jack & Cason, Nancy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Research Notes: AIDS Resource Center]

Description: Research notes from a phone call with Jaime Schield from the AIDS Resource center concerning young gay men having unsafe sex and putting themselves at higher risk of transmitting and becoming infected by HIV.
Date: February 6, 1991
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Integrated process for reprocessing spent nuclear fuel

Description: This invention is comprised of a process for recovering nuclear fuel from spent fuel assemblies that employs a single canister process container. The cladding and fuel are oxidized in the container, the fuel is dissolved and removed from the container for separation from the aqueous phase, the aqueous phase containing radioactive waste is returned to the container. This container is also the disposal vessel. Add solidification agents and compress container for long term storage.
Date: March 6, 1991
Creator: Forsberg, C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter from Cassandra Broadus to Marilyn Ingram, March 6, 1991]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Cassandra Broadus, North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts, to Marilyn Ingram, Kimbell Art Museum. In regards to the Art-O-Gram art education newspaper series and that the Kimbell will be featured on specific days as followed, March 19, May 7, June 11 and June 18. Broadus also requests to include works from the Kimbell in another article or two for the summer months.
Date: March 6, 1991
Creator: Broadus, Cassandra
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Cassandra Broadus to Melanie Wright, March 6, 1991]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Cassandra Broadus, North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts, to Melanie Wright, Dallas Museum of Art. Broadus requests the use of two or three permanent pieces from the DMA to use in "Art-O-Gram" and "Class Acts" an art education newspaper series in the Fort Worth Star Telegram. The articles are designed for children to give them something more than just an art project but to talk about and view work critically and develop better communication skills.
Date: March 6, 1991
Creator: Broadus, Cassandra
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Modelling chronic atmospheric releases at the SRS: Evaluation and verification of XOQDOQ. [Atmospheric dispersion code used to estimate concentrations resulting from chronic releases of radioactivity]

Description: XOQDOQ is the atmospheric dispersion code used by the Savannah River Laboratory to estimate offsite concentrations resulting from chronic releases of radioactivity. This report documents evaluation and verification studies performed on XOQDOQ. The studies were designed to establish compliance with Site quality assurance requirements for high-impact software. Comparisons of XOQDOQ results with that of a series of spreadsheets indicate that the code is performing as intended by the designers. Relative concentration and deposition values, {chi}/Qs and D/Qs, calculated by the two methods differed by no more than 0.5% in any of the test cases. Estimates of ground-level air concentrations at the Site boundary calculated with XOQDOQ were compared with tritium concentrations measured at those locations. XOQDOQ generally overestimates tritium concentrations by a factor of 1 to 3. Other radionuclides released in recent years by the SRS have not been present in sufficient concentrations to permit evaluation efforts. However, previous studies of Kr-85, I-129, and Pu-238 have shown XOQDOQ predictions of offsite air concentrations to be adequate. Based on this review, the performance of XOQDOQ is acceptable for continued use at the SRS. Efforts to improve the code should also be continued. Sensitivity studies to such parameters as particle size distribution, roughness length, and surface moisture would also be useful.
Date: March 6, 1991
Creator: Bauer, L.R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Clip: Babtex]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: March 6, 1991, 5:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: School Fight]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 5pm.
Date: March 6, 1991, 5:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Precision surface machining

Description: Precision finishing apparatus utilizing line contact polishing to produce optical quality parts. A rotatable cylinder is horizontally disposed above a workpiece which is mounted on a rotatable, and horizontally and vertically adjustable chuck. Predetermined surfaces can be cut into the surface of the cylinder to produce figures of revolution, such as aspheres,, when the workpiece is being rotated.
Date: March 6, 1991
Creator: Lazazzera, Vito J. & Schmell, Rodney A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ringlight for use in high radiation

Description: The present invention relates generally to ringlight for providing illumination about a central viewing area and more particularly to an improved ringlight design suitable for use in automatic gaging applications conducted in hostile radioactive environments. It is a further object of the present invention to provide a ringlight which is relatively simple in construction and with few parts, and which is thus very reliable in operation. The above and other objects are achieved in the present invention by a ringlight providing an annular array of light-emitting elements centered about a viewing passage, wherein the improvement comprises: a first annular body, a second annular body mounted concentrically within the first annular body so as to form an annular void and light-emitting aperture therebetween, and a plurality of optical fibers extending into the void with end portions thereof secured therein so as to form an annular array of optical fiber end surfaces at said light-emitting aperture, the first and second bodies cooperating to angle the end portions of the plurality of optical fibers toward a central axis of the viewing passage.
Date: March 6, 1991
Creator: Baylor, G. A. & Jacket, H. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Press Release: Hate Crimes]

Description: A press release from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force that addresses the increase in anti-LGBT violence across the nation and the lack of political response to it.
Date: April 6, 1991
Creator: National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Carbon tetrachloride contamination, 200 West Area, Hanford Site: Arid Site Integrated Demonstration for remediation of volatile organic compounds

Description: The Arid State Integrated Demonstration is a US Department of Energy (DOE) program targeted at the acquisition, development, demonstration, and deployment of technologies for evaluation and cleanup of volatile organic and associated contaminants in soils and ground waters. Several DOE laboratories, universities, and industry will participate in the program. Candidate technologies will be demonstrated in the areas of site characterization; performance prediction, monitoring, and evaluations; contaminant extraction and ex situ treatment; in situ remediations; and site closure and monitoring. The performance of these demonstrated technologies will be compared to baseline technologies and documented to promote the transfer of new technologies to industry for use at DOE facilities. The initial host site is the Hanford Site`s 200 West Area. The location of the demonstration contains primarily carbon tetrachloride (CCl{sub 4}), chloroform, and a variety of associated mixed waste contaminants. Chemical processes used to recover and purify plutonium at Hanford`s plutonium finishing plant (Z Plant) resulted in the production of actinide-bearing waste liquid. Both aqueous and organic liquid wastes were generated, and were routinely discharged to subsurface disposal facilities. The primary radionuclide in the waste streams was plutonium, and the primary organic was CCl{sub 4}. This paper contains brief descriptions of the principal CCl{sub 4} waste disposal facilities in Hanford`s 200 West Area, associated hydrogeology, existing information on the extent of soil and ground-water contamination, and a conceptual outline of suspected subsurface CCl{sub 4} distributions.
Date: May 6, 1991
Creator: Last, G. V. & Rohay, V. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Carbon tetrachloride contamination, 200 West Area, Hanford Site: Arid Site Integrated Demonstration for remediation of volatile organic compounds

Description: The Arid State Integrated Demonstration is a US Department of Energy (DOE) program targeted at the acquisition, development, demonstration, and deployment of technologies for evaluation and cleanup of volatile organic and associated contaminants in soils and ground waters. Several DOE laboratories, universities, and industry will participate in the program. Candidate technologies will be demonstrated in the areas of site characterization; performance prediction, monitoring, and evaluations; contaminant extraction and ex situ treatment; in situ remediations; and site closure and monitoring. The performance of these demonstrated technologies will be compared to baseline technologies and documented to promote the transfer of new technologies to industry for use at DOE facilities. The initial host site is the Hanford Site's 200 West Area. The location of the demonstration contains primarily carbon tetrachloride (CCl{sub 4}), chloroform, and a variety of associated mixed waste contaminants. Chemical processes used to recover and purify plutonium at Hanford's plutonium finishing plant (Z Plant) resulted in the production of actinide-bearing waste liquid. Both aqueous and organic liquid wastes were generated, and were routinely discharged to subsurface disposal facilities. The primary radionuclide in the waste streams was plutonium, and the primary organic was CCl{sub 4}. This paper contains brief descriptions of the principal CCl{sub 4} waste disposal facilities in Hanford's 200 West Area, associated hydrogeology, existing information on the extent of soil and ground-water contamination, and a conceptual outline of suspected subsurface CCl{sub 4} distributions.
Date: May 6, 1991
Creator: Last, G.V. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)) & Rohay, V.J. (Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States))
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An MHD heat source based on intermetallic reactions

Description: The main objective of this program was the development of an MHD heat source of potential use in Space - Based Multi Megawatt, MHD Power Systems. The approach is based on extension of high temperature chemical/ion release technology developed by the General Sciences, Incorporated (GSI) team and successfully applied in other Space Applications. Solid state reactions have been identified which can deliver energy densities and electrons in excess of those from high energy explosives as well as other conventional fuels. The use of intermetallic reactions can be used to generate hot hydrogen plasma from the reaction, to create a high level of seedant ionization, can be packaged as a cartridge type fuels for discrete pulses. The estimated weight for energizing a (100 MW - 1000 sec) Pulsed MHD Power System can range from 12 to 25 {times} 10{sup 3} kg depending on reaction system and strength of the magnetic field. The program consisted of two major tasks with eight subtasks designed to systematically evaluate these concepts in order to reduce fuel weight requirements. Laboratory measurements on energy release, reaction product identification and levels of ionization were conducted in the first task to screen candidate fuels. The second task addressed the development of a reaction chamber in which conductivity, temperature and pressure were measured. Instrumentation was developed to measure these parameters under high temperature pulsed conditions in addition to computer programs to reduce the raw data. Measurements were conducted at GSI laboratories for fuel weights of up to 120 grams and at the Franklin Research Center* for fuel weights up to 1 kilogram. The results indicate that fuel weight can be scaled using modular packaging. Estimates are presented for fuel weight requirements. 15 refs.
Date: May 6, 1991
Creator: Sadjian, H.; Zavitsanos, P. (General Sciences, Inc., Souderton, PA (United States)) & Marston, C.H. (Villanova Univ., PA (United States))
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Clip: Big Fire]

Description: B-roll video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 10pm.
Date: May 6, 1991, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections