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Trade and the Americas

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Date: April 8, 2002
Creator: Ahearn, Raymond J.
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MAGNETO-CHEMICAL CHARACTER STUDIES OF NOVEL Fe CATALYSTS FOR COAL LIQUEFACTION

Description: The objectives of the present study are: (1) To synthesize iron catalysts: Fe/MoO{sub 3}, and Fe/Co/MoO{sub 3} employing two distinct techniques: Pyrolysis with organic precursors and Co-precipitation of metal nitrates; (2) To investigate the magnetic character of the catalysts before and after exposure to CO and CO+H{sub 2} by (a) Mossbauer study of Iron (b) Zerofield Nuclear Magnetic Resonance study of Cobalt, and (c) Magnetic character of the catalyst composite; (3) To study the IR active su… more
Date: April 1, 2002
Creator: Akundi, Murty A.; Zhang, Jian H.; Murty, A.N. & Naidu, S.V.
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Development of a Probabilistic Technique for On-line Parameter and State Estimation in Non-linear Dynamic Systems

Description: The DSD (Dynamic System Doctor) is a system-independent, interactive software under development for on-line state/parameter estimation in dynamic systems (1), partially supported through a Nuclear Engineering Education (NEER) grant during 1998-2001. This paper summarizes the recent accomplishments in improving the user-friendliness and computational capability of DSD
Date: April 1, 2002
Creator: Aldemir, T.; Miller, D.W.; Hajek, B. k. & Wang, P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Enron: A Select Chronology of Congressional, Corporate, and Government Activities

Description: This report presents basic background information on the collapse of the Enron Corporation, identifying public policy issues in financial market oversight. This report briefly summarizes some federal laws carrying criminal penalties which may be implicated in the events surrounding the collapse of the Enron Corp. This report compares the auditing and accounting reform measures passed by the House (H.R. 3763) and reported by the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. This repor… more
Date: April 9, 2002
Creator: Anderson, J. Michael
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of Proof-of-Concept Units for the Advanced Medium-Sized Mobile Power Sources (AMMPS) Program

Description: The purpose of this report is to document the development of the proof-of-concept units within the Advanced Medium-sized Mobile Power Sources (AMMPS) program. The design used a small, lightweight diesel engine, a permanent magnet alternator, power electronics and digital controls as outlined in the philosophy detailed previously. One small proof-of-concept unit was completed and delivered to the military. The unit functioned well but was not optimized at the time of delivery to the military. A … more
Date: April 3, 2002
Creator: Andriulli, JB
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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ADVANCED MONITORING TO IMPROVE COMBUSTION TURBINE (CT)/COMBINED CYCLE (CC) RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY AND MAINTAINABILITY (RAM)

Description: Power generators are concerned with the maintenance costs associated with the advanced turbines that they are purchasing. Since these machines do not have fully established operation and maintenance (O&M) track records, power generators face financial risk due to uncertain future maintenance costs. This risk is of particular concern, as the electricity industry transitions to a competitive business environment in which unexpected O&M costs cannot be passed through to consumers. These co… more
Date: April 1, 2002
Creator: Angello, Leonard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Cybercrime: The Council of Europe Convention

Description: Forty-three countries, including the United States, have signed the Council of Europe’s Convention on Cybercrime of November 2001. The U.S. Senate ratified the Convention on August 3, 2006. The Convention seeks to better combat cybercrime by harmonizing national laws, improving investigative abilities, and boosting international cooperation. Supporters argue that the Convention will enhance deterrence, while critics counter it will have little effect without participation by countries in which … more
Date: April 26, 2002
Creator: Archick, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nuclear apoJ: A low dose radiation inducible regulator of cell death. Final report for period September 15, 1998 - September 14, 2001

Description: This project was based on preliminary data that was published by Dr. Boothman (Yang et al. 2000) which indicated a strong induction of apoJ gene expression, increased secretion of the protein, and accumulation of an apparently somewhat different form of the apoJ protein in the nucleus of MCF-7 breast carcinoma cells undergoing response to DNA damage. A clone expressing apoJ protein was isolated that was capable of interacting with Ku80, a component of the double strand break repair complex that… more
Date: April 19, 2002
Creator: Aronow, Bruce J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Scalable Systems Approach for Critical Infrastructure Security

Description: Critical infrastructures underpin the domestic security, health, safety and economic well being of the United States. They are large, widely dispersed, mostly privately owned systems operated under a mixture of federal, state and local government departments, laws and regulations. While there currently are enormous pressures to secure all aspects of all critical infrastructures immediately, budget realities limit available options. The purpose of this study is to provide a clear framework for s… more
Date: April 1, 2002
Creator: BAKER, ARNOLD B.; HUTCHINSON, ROBERT L.; EAGAN, ROBERT J.; MOONKA, AJOY K.; FALCONE, PATRICIA K.; SWINSON, MARK L. et al.
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Testing of a Continuous Sampling Mercury CEM at the EPA-Rotary Kiln Incinerator Simulator Facility

Description: This report has been prepared to document the performance of the continuous sampling mercury monitoring system developed by Ames Laboratory for use as a continuous emission monitor (CEM). This work was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, Office of Science and Technology, through the Mixed Waste Focus Area. The purpose of the project is to develop instrumentation and methods for spectroscopic field-monitoring applications. During FY01 this included contin… more
Date: April 12, 2002
Creator: Baldwin, D. P.; Bajic, S. J.; Eckels, D. E. & Zamzow, D. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Automobile and Light Truck Fuel Economy: Is CAFE Up to Standards?

Description: One of the least controversial provisions of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (P.L. 94-163) established corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for new passenger cars. This report presents a brief background and analysis regarding the price of crude oil that brought into sharp focus the fuel inefficiency of U.S. automobiles. The report also discusses the previous issues and the most recent developments regarding CAFE.
Date: April 26, 2002
Creator: Bamberger, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Energy Policy: Setting the Stage for the Current Debate

Description: The Bush Administration issued its plan for a national energy policy on May 16, 2001. The plan was controversial, characterized by some as leaner on conservation and renewables than Democratic proposals, and predisposed to trade off environmental considerations to increase supply. Comprehensive energy legislation was introduced in the Senate by both parties by late March (S. 388, S. 389, S. 596, S. 597). Bills reported by several House committees (H.R. 2436, H.R. 2460, H.R. 2511, and H.R. 2587)… more
Date: April 12, 2002
Creator: Bamberger, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Oxygen Transport Ceramic Membranes Quarterly Report

Description: This report covers the following tasks: Task 1--Design, fabricate and evaluate ceramic to metal seals based on graded ceramic powder/metal braze joints; Task 2--Evaluate the effect of defect configuration on ceramic membrane conductivity and long term chemical and structural stability; Task 3--Determine materials mechanical properties under conditions of high temperatures and reactive atmospheres; Task 4--Evaluate phase stability and thermal expansion of candidate perovskite membranes and devel… more
Date: April 1, 2002
Creator: Bandopadhyay, Sukumar & Nagabhushana, Nagendra
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Studies Related to Chemical Mechanisms of Gas Formation in Hanford High-Level Nuclear Wastes

Description: The objective of this work is to develop a more detailed mechanistic understanding of the thermal reactions that lead to gas production in certain high-level waste storage tanks at the Hanford, Washington site. Prediction of the combustion hazard for these wastes and engineering parameters for waste processing depend upon both a knowledge of the composition of stored wastes and the changes that they undergo as a result of thermal and radiolytic decomposition. Since 1980 when Delagard first demo… more
Date: April 8, 2002
Creator: Barefield, E. Kent; Liotta, Charles L. & Neumann, Henry M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Synthesis and optimization of integrated chemical processes

Description: This is the final technical report for the project titled ''Synthesis and optimization of integrated chemical processes''. Progress is reported on novel algorithms for the computation of all heteroazeotropic compositions present in complex liquid mixtures; the design of novel flexible azeotropic separation processes using middle vessel batch distillation columns; and theory and algorithms for sensitivity analysis and numerical optimization of hybrid discrete/continuous dynamic systems.
Date: April 26, 2002
Creator: Barton, Paul I. & Evans, Lawrence B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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DEVELOPING STATE POLICIES SUPPORTIVE OF BIOENERGY DEVELOPMENT

Description: Working within the context of the Southern States Biobased Alliance (SSBA) and with officials in each state, the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB) is identifying bioenergy-related policies and programs within each state to determine their impact on the development, deployment or use of bioenergy. In addition, SSEB will determine which policies have impacted industry's efforts to develop, deploy or use biobased technologies or products. As a result, SSEB will work with the Southern States Biob… more
Date: April 30, 2002
Creator: Baskin, Kathryn
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The 2002 Farm Bill: Overview and Status

Description: This report provides an overview of the 2002 farm bill and an update status of the farm bill.
Date: April 26, 2002
Creator: Becker, Geoffrey S. & Womach, Jasper
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues

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Date: April 1, 2002
Creator: Behrens, Carl E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of Low Cost Total Energy Exchange Devices for Reducing Building Energy Consumption

Description: The primary goal of this program is to develop a commercially viable enthalpy exchangers that exhibits performance comparable to state-of-the-art exchangers, meets flammability test standards, supports no biological growth, maintains mechanical integrity for a 10 year life (typical of competitive warrantees) and exhibits a total media raw material cost of approximately 1/5 of that of the competition. The first three program tasks were devoted to: (1) gathering background information on competit… more
Date: April 22, 2002
Creator: Belding, William; Collier, R. & Worek, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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CONCEPTUAL DESIGN ASSESSMENT FOR THE CO-FIRING OF BIO-REFINERY SUPPLIED LIGNIN PROJECT

Description: The major aspects of this project are proceeding toward completion. Prior to this quarter, design criteria, tentative site selection, facility layout, and preliminary facility cost estimates were completed and issued. Processing of bio-solids was completed, providing material for the pilot operations. Pilot facility hydrolysis production has been completed to produce lignin for co-fire testing and the lignin fuel was washed and dewatered. Both the lignin and bio-solids fuel materials for co-fir… more
Date: April 1, 2002
Creator: Berglund, Ted; Ranney, Jeffrey T.; Babb, Carol L. & Broder, Jacqueline G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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