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20th Annual Report

Description: The ACIR Library is composed of publications that study the interactions between different levels of government. This document is an annual report.
Date: January 1980
Creator: United States. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The inflation tax : the case for indexing Federal and State income taxes

Description: The ACIR Library is composed of publications that study the interactions between different levels of government. This document addresses the inflation tax and the case for indexing Federal and State income taxes.
Date: January 1980
Creator: United States. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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U.S. Disaster Assistance to Developing Countries: Lessons Applicable to U.S. Domestic Disaster Programs: A Background Paper

Description: A background paper prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at the "relationship between disasters in the developing countries and natural hazards in the United States" (p. iii).
Date: January 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Criteria for Evaluating the Implementation Plan Required By the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977: A Background Paper

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 and "identifies 14 basic issues or conflicts with which th [sic] implementation plan must cope in order to achieve its objectives" (Introduction).
Date: January 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Impact of Advanced Group Rapid Transit Technology

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of advanced group rapid transit (AGRT) that looks at possibilities for "further advances in automated guideway transit (AGT) technology, and evaluates their potential impacts on various stakeholder groups" (p. iii).
Date: January 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[News Story Log: January 1 to June 30, 1980]

Description: Logbook from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, documenting the names, locations, and run-times of video-taped news segments that aired each day from January through June in 1980.
Date: 1980-01/1980-06
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Reagan/ Portilla]

Description: Video footage from the NBC 5/KXAS station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story about President Elect Ronald Reagan's meeting with Mexico's President Jose Lopez Portillo in El Paso, Texas. This story was produced for the 10:00 P.M. news broadcast.
Date: January 4, 1980, 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 31 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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LWRHU EB weld development

Description: Electron beam weld development studies were performed for both the platinum frit vent-to-vent cap weld and also the vent cap-to-body weld for the LWRHU Project using a Hamilton Standard EBW-6 Electron Beam Welder. A total of six (6) development welds each was performed to establish welding parameters and procedures which would produce satisfactory and acceptable welds. The relatively small size of the platinum frit vent dictated that the frit-to-vent cap weld would have to be limited as to depth of penetration and also to minimize the reduction of the porous frit areas.
Date: January 22, 1980
Creator: Greene, L.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Corrosion Behavior of Several Metals in Ethylene Glycol-Base Heat-Transfer Fluids under Conditions Encountered in Solar Energy Systems

Description: The corrosion behavior of aluminum, copper, and iron in inhibited ethylene glycol-ASTM corrosive water solutions was evaluated in a laboratory loop under isothermal and heat-flux conditions for 1000 h at temperatures between 378 and 413 degrees K, in static autoclave tests at 450 degrees K for 500 h, and by potentiodynamic polarization measurements at temperatures between 298 and 348 degrees K. The effect of time, temperature, and ethylene glycol concentration of the heat-transfer fluid on the extent of inhibitor depletion was determined from analyses of the reserve alkalinity, pH, and inhibitor content of the solutions. The performance of an electrochemical sensor as a monitor of fluid quality was also evaluated. A heat flux of 0.4 to 1.0 kW/m sq. did not have a significant effect on the corrosion behavior of the various materials at temperatures between 378 and 413 degrees K. The corrosion rates of aluminum, copper, and iron in the 50 volume percent inhibited ethylene glycol-corrosive water solution decreased as a function of time during the 1000-h test. At 413 degrees K, the corrosion rate of copper was considerably higher than that of iron or aluminum at low flow velocity. Significant degradation of the fluid quality, as indicated by the measurement of the pH, reserve alkalinity, and inhibitor concentrations, occurred after several hundred hours at temperatures of approx. 450 degrees K.
Date: January 1980
Creator: Zeman, G. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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SACO-1: a Fast-Running LMFBR Accident-Analysis Code

Description: SACO is a fast-running computer code that simulates hypothetical accidents in liquid-metal fast breeder reactors to the point of permanent subcriticality or to the initiation of a prompt-critical excursion. In the tradition of the SAS codes each sub-assembly is modeled by a representative fuel pin with three distinct axial regions to simulate the blanket and core regions. However, analytic and integral models are used wherever possible to cut down the computing time and storage requirements. The physical models and basic equations are described in detail.
Date: January 1980
Creator: Mueller, C. J.; Cahalan, J. E. & Vaurio, J. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fuel Cycle Programs, Quarterly Progress Report: July-September 1978

Description: Quarterly report of the Argonne National Laboratory Chemical Engineering Division regarding activities related to properties and handling of radioactive materials, operation of nuclear reactors, and other relevant research. Fuel cycle work reported for this period includes testing of hydraulic performance and extraction efficiency of eight-stage centrifugal contactors, testing of a flowsheet for the Aralex process, evaluation of ruthenium and zirconium extraction in a miniature centrifugal contactor, study of zirconium aging in the organic phase and its effect on zirconium extraction and hydraulic testing of the 9-cm-ID contactor.
Date: January 1980
Creator: Steindler, M. J.; Ader, M.; Bernstein, G.; Flynn, K.; Gerding, T.; Jardine, L. J. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Design and Installation Manual for Thermal Energy Storage, Second Edition

Description: The second addition is a substantial revision of the original work. A new chapter on latent heat storage, an appendix on units and conversions, and an index have been added. The purpose for this manual is to provide information on the design and installation of thermal energy storage in solar heating systems. It is intended for contractors, installers, solar system designers, engineers, architects, and manufacturers who intend to enter the solar energy business. The reader should have general knowledge of how solar heating systems operate and knowledge of construction methods and building codes. Knowledge of solar analysis methods such as f-chart, SOLCOST, DOE-1, or TRNSYS would be helpful. The information contained in the manual includes sizing storage, choosing a location for the storage device, and insulation requirements. Both air-based and liquid-based systems are covered with topics on designing rock beds, tank types, pump and fan selection, installation, costs, and operation and maintenance. Topics relevant to latent heat storage include properties of phase-change materials, sizing the storage unit, insulating the storage unit, available systems, and cost. Topics relevant to heating domestic water include safety, single- and dual-tank systems, domestic water heating with air- and liquid-based space heating systems, and stand alone domestic hot water systems. Several appendices present common problems with storage systems and their solutions, heat transfer fluid properties, economic insulation thickness, heat exchanger sizing, and sample specifications for heat exchangers, wooden rock bins, steel tanks, concrete tanks, and fiberglass-reinforced plastic tanks.
Date: January 1980
Creator: Cole, Roger Lynn; Nield, Kenneth J.; Rohde, Raymond R. & Wolosewicz, R. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fuel Cycle Programs, Quarterly Progress Report: October-December 1978

Description: Quarterly report of the Argonne National Laboratory Chemical Engineering Division regarding activities related to properties and handling of radioactive materials, operation of nuclear reactors, and other relevant research.
Date: January 1980
Creator: Steindler, M. J.; Ader, M.; Bernstein, G.; Flynn, K. F.; Gerding, T. J.; Jardine, L. J. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Sorption-desorption studies on tuff. II. Continuation of studies with samples from Jackass Flats, Nevada and initial studies with samples from Yucca Mountain, Nevada

Description: Distruibution coefficients were determined by a static (batch) technique for sorption-desorption of radionuclides between tuffs from drill holes UE25a No. 1 and J-13 at the Nevada Test Site and water from well J-13. Measurements were performed under atmospheric and controlled atmosphere conditions. Under atmospheric conditions tuffs high in zeolite minerals had sorption ratios of {similar_to}10{sup 3} to 10{sup 4} ml/g with Sr, Cs, Ba, Ce, Eu, Am, and Pu. For tuffs similar mineralogically to a microgranite the sorption ratios were {similar_to}10{sup 2} to 10{sup 3} ml/g. Values for U and Tc were obtained under controlled atmosphere (< 0.2 ppM 0{sub 2}) conditions. Studies were also begun to measure distribution ratios by a dynamic (column) technique. The ratios obtained for the elements studied, Sr, Cs, and Ba, were similar to, although lower than, those obtained by batch methods.
Date: January 1, 1980
Creator: Vine, E.N.; Aguilar, R.D. & Bayhurst, B.P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Spent fuel handling and packaging program. Quarterly report, October-December 1979

Description: Balance of 13 fuel assemblies for the Climax programs were received; 9 were completely encapsulated, 4 were canistered without welding; all were placed in Hot Bay lag storage. Six Climax electrically heated mockup assemblies (EHMA) were pre-assembled at E-MAD, delivered to the Climax site and assembly was completed. The BWR fuel handling tool was fabricated and proof tested. The new constant air monitor (CAM) equipment was received. Fuel Temperature Test controller modifications were completed and testing was resumed. Calorimeter equipment installation was resumed; modification of lower vertical supports was completed; and the first review draft of the operating procedure was issued. The Lag Storage Pit ventilation test was completed.
Date: January 1, 1980
Creator: Durrill, D C
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Climax granite test results

Description: The Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLL), as part of the Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations (NNWSI) program, is carrying out in situ rock mechanics testing in the Climax granitic stock at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). This summary addresses only those field data taken to date that address thermomechanical modeling for a hard-rock repository. The results to be discussed include thermal measurements in a heater test that was conducted from October 1977 through July 1978, and stress and displacement measurements made during and after excavation of the canister storage drift for the Spent Fuel Test (SFT) in the Climax granite. Associated laboratory and field measurements are summarized. The rock temperature for a given applied heat load at a point in time and space can be adequately modeled with simple analytic calculations involving superposition and integration of numerous point source solutions. The input, for locations beyond about a meter from the source, can be a constant thermal conductivity and diffusivity. The value of thermal conductivity required to match the field data is as much as 25% different from laboratory-measured values. Therefore, unless we come to understand the mechanisms for this difference, a simple in situ test will be required to obtain a value for final repository design. Some sensitivity calculations have shown that the temperature field is about ten times more sensitive to conductivity than to diffusivity under the test conditions. The orthogonal array was designed to detect anisotropy. After considering all error sources, anisotropic efforts in the thermal field were less than 5 to 10%.
Date: January 15, 1980
Creator: Ramspott, L.D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The feasibility of retrieving nuclear heat sources from orbit with the space shuttle

Description: Spacecraft launched for orbital missions have a finite orbital lifetime. Current estimates for the lifetime of the nine nuclear powered U.S. satellites now in orbit range from 150 years to 10{sup 6} years. Orbital lifetime is determined primarily by altitude, solar activity, and the satellite ballistic coefficient. There is also the potential of collision with other satellites or space debris, which would reduce the lifetime in orbit. These orbiting power sources contain primarily Pu-238 and Pu-239 as the fuel material. Pu-238 has an approximate 87-year half life and so considerable amounts of daughter products are present after a few tens of years. In addition, there are minor but possibly significant amounts of impurity isotopes present with their own decay chains. Radioisotopic heat sources have been designed to evolving criteria since the first launches. Early models were designed to burn up upon reentry. Later designs were designed to reenter intact. After tens or hundreds of years in orbit, the ability of any orbiting heat source to reenter intact and impact while maintaining containment integrity is in doubt. Such ability could only be verified by design to provide protection in the case of early mission failures such as launch aborts, failure to achieve orbit, or the attainment of only a short orbit. With the development of the Space Shuttle there exists the potential ability to recover heat sources in orbit after their missions are completed. Such retrieval could allow the risk of eventual reentry burnup or impact with atmospheric dispersion and subsequent radiation doses to the public to be avoided.
Date: January 1, 1980
Creator: Pyatt, D. W. & Englehart, R. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Conceptual Design of Electrical Balance of Plant for Advanced Battery Energy Storage Facility. Annual Report March 1979

Description: Large-scale efforts are in progress to develop advanced batteries for utility energy storage systems. Realization of the full benefits available from those systems requires development, not only of the batteries themselves, but also the ac/dc power converter, the bulk power interconnecting equipment, and the peripheral electric balance of plant equipment that integrate the battery/converter into a properly controlled and protected energy system. This study addresses these overall system aspects; although tailored to a 20-MW, 100-MWh lithium/sulfide battery system, the technology and concepts are applicable to any battery energy storage system.
Date: January 1980
Creator: King, Joseph M., Jr.; Vivirito, Joseph R. & Kornbrust, Frederick J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fuel Cycle Programs, Quarterly Progress Report: January-March 1979

Description: Quarterly report of the Argonne National Laboratory Chemical Engineering Division regarding activities related to properties and handling of radioactive materials, operation of nuclear reactors, and other relevant research.
Date: January 1980
Creator: Steindler, M. J.; Ader, M.; Bernstein, G.; Flynn, K. F.; Gerding, T. J.; Jardine, L. J. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Preliminary Estimate of the Manufacturing Cost for Lithium/Metal Sulfide Cells for Stationary and Mobile Applications

Description: A preliminary estimate has been made of the manufacturing cost for lithium/iron sulfide cells for stationary energy-storage and electric-vehicle applications. This preliminary cost analysis indicated that the manufacturing cost (in 1979 dollars) is $24 to 41/kW-h for stationary energy-storage cells and $31 to 55/kW-h for electric-vehicle cells. The materials cost was found to contribute between 52 and 65% of this manufacturing cost. The most expensive materials and components were lithium (metal and compounds), $4.61 to $14.26/kW-h; BN felt, $4.00 to 8.50/kW-h; feed-through components, $2.40/kW-h; positive current collectors, $1.48 to 2.20/kW-h; and aluminum, $1.43 to 1.66/kW-h. The projected lithium requirements were determined for use in lithium/iron sulfide batteries and conventional uses to the year 2006. The results showed that the lithium requirements were about 275,000 short tons by 2006, which is equivalent to about 51% of presently known US resources. Of this amount, about 33% would be used in battery production and 67% consumed in conventional uses. It is expected that the lithium used in battery production would be recycled.
Date: January 1980
Creator: Chilenskas, A. A.; Schaefer, J. C.; Towle, W. L. & Barney, Duane L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Summary of the radiological assessment of the fuel cycle for a thorium-uranium carbide-fueled fast breeder reactor

Description: A large fraction of the potential fuel for nuclear power reactors employing fissionable materials exists as ores of thorium. In addition, certain characteristics of a fuel system based on breeding of the fissionable isotope {sup 233}U from thorium offer the possibility of a greater resistance to the diversion of fissionable material for the fabrication of nuclear weapons. This report consolidates into a single source the principal content of two previous reports which assess the radiological environmental impact of mining and milling of thorium ore and of the reprocessing and refabrication of spent FBR thorium-uranium carbide fuel.
Date: January 1, 1980
Creator: Tennery, V. J.; Bomar, E. S.; Bond, W. D.; Meyer, H. R.; Morse, L. E.; Till, J. E. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Final Report, Testing and Sampling Procedures for Geothermal - Geopressed Wells

Description: Test wells to tap and sample geothermal-geopressured formations at 15,000-20,000 feet in the Gulf Coast area can be drilled routinely utilizing available equipment and methods. Electrical logs, surveys and fluid samplers can be used to obtain accurate and reliable information as to depths, temperatures, pressures, and fluid content of the geopressured formations before the well is completed. But it will be necessary to set casing and flow the well, at least temporarily, to secure fluid production volume and pressure data to evaluate the producibility of the geopressured resource. Electric logging and wireline survey methods are fully developed techniques for measuring the parameters needed to assess a geopressured zone before setting casing. Formation subsidence, though it may be slow to develop can be measured using radioactivity tracer surveys. The reports states three conclusions. (1) Existing well logging and surveying methods and equipment are generally satisfactory for testing and sampling and sampling a geothermal-geopressured resource. (2) No significant areas of research are needed to predict, detect, and evaluate geopressured formations for their potential as geothermal resources. (3) Static and dynamic testing procedures using existing technology are satisfactory to test, sample and analyze a geopressured reservoir. [DJE 2005]
Date: January 1, 1980
Creator: Boyd, W. E.; Dorfman, M. H. & Podio, A. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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