Sample records for btp supported liquid

  1. Supported liquid membrane system

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    Takigawa, D.Y.; Bush, H. Jr.

    1990-12-31

    A cell apparatus for a supported liquid membrane including opposing faceplates, each having a spirally configured groove, an inlet groove at a first end of the spirally configured groove, and an outlet groove at the other end of the spirally configured groove, within the opposing faces of the faceplates, a microporous membrane situated between the grooved faces of the faceplates, said microporous membrane containing an extractant mixture selective for a predetermined chemical species within the pores of said membrane, means for aligning the grooves of the faceplates in an directly opposing configuration with the porous membrane being situated therebetween, such that the aligned grooves form a pair of directly opposing channels, separate feed solution and stripping solution compartments connected to respective channels between the faceplates and the membrane, separate pumping means for passing feed solution and stripping solution through the channels is provided.

  2. Supported liquid membrane electrochemical separators

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    Pemsler, J. Paul (Lexington, MA); Dempsey, Michael D. (Revere, MA)

    1986-01-01

    Supported liquid membrane separators improve the flexibility, efficiency and service life of electrochemical cells for a variety of applications. In the field of electrochemical storage, an alkaline secondary battery with improved service life is described in which a supported liquid membrane is interposed between the positive and negative electrodes. The supported liquid membranes of this invention can be used in energy production and storage systems, electrosynthesis systems, and in systems for the electrowinning and electrorefining of metals.

  3. The Effect of BTP on the Development of Allergic Asthma in Mice

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    Omiecinski, Curtis

    93 The Effect of BTP on the Development of Allergic Asthma in Mice Alana Curry, McNair Scholar of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Penn State University Abstract Allergic Asthma is an inflammatory disease determined whether BTP affects the development of symptoms of allergic asthma in a murine model

  4. Supported liquid membranes: stabilization by gelation

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    A. M. Neplenbroek; D. Bargeman; C. A. Smolders

    1992-01-01

    A new method has been developed to increase the stability of supported liquid membranes. By applying a homogeneous gel network in the pores of the support both the mechanical stability (against liquid displacement) and the long term permeability increase substantially. The flux decreases only slightly because of the open structure of the gel network. A second technique, by which a

  5. Separation of metals by supported liquid membrane

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    Takigawa, D.Y.

    1992-05-19

    This patent describes a process of separating a preselected chemical species selected from the group consisting of aluminum, arsenic, antimony, bismuth, cadmium, chromium, copper, cobalt, gallium, gold, hafnium, indium, iridium, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, neodymium, nickel, niobium, osmium, palladium, platinum, rhenium, rhodium, ruthenium, selenium, silver, tantalum, tellurium, thallium, thorium, tin, tungsten, uranium, vanadium, zinc, or zirconium from a feedstream. It comprises providing a supported liquid membrane having both a first and a second side, the membrane comprised of microporous polybenzimidazole, the polybenzimidazole containing within the polybenzimidazole pores an extractant mixture selective for the preselected chemical species; contacting a feedstream containing the preselected chemical species with the first side of the supported liquid membrane in a feed compartment adjacent to the supported liquid membrane for a time sufficient to extract at least a portion of the preselected chemical species from the feedstream into the extractant mixture; and, contacting a stripping solution with the second side of the supported liquid membrane in a stripping compartment adjacent to the supported liquid membrane, for a time sufficient to extract at least a portion of the preselected chemical species from the extractant mixture into the stripping solution.

  6. Separation of metals by supported liquid membranes

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    Takigawa, D.Y.

    1990-12-31

    A supported liquid membrane system for the separation of a preselected chemical species within a feedstream, preferably an aqueous feedstream, includes a feed compartment containing a feed solution having at least one preselected chemical species therein, a stripping compartment containing a stripping solution therein, and a microporous polybenzimidazole membrane situated between the compartments, the microporous polybenzimidazole membrane containing an extractant mixture selective for the preselected chemical species within the membrane pores is disclosed along with a method of separating preselected chemical species from a feedstream with such a system, and a supported liquid membrane for use in such a system.

  7. Separations by supported liquid membrane cascades

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    Danesi, P.R.

    1983-09-01

    The invention describes a new separation technique which leads to multi-stage operations by the use of a series (a cascade) of alternated carrier-containing supported-liquid cation exchanger extractant and a liquid anion exchanger extractant (or a neutral extractant) as carrier. The membranes are spaced between alternated aqueous electrolytic solutions of different composition which alternatively provide positively charged extractable species and negatively charged (or zero charged) extractable species, of the chemical species to be separated. The alternated aqueous electrolytic solutions in addition to providing the driving force to the process, simultaneously function as a stripping solution from one type of membrane and as an extraction-promoting solution for the other type of membrane. The aqueous electrolytic solution and the supported liquid membranes are arranged to provide a continuous process.

  8. Metal ion separations by supported liquid membranes

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    Josefina de Gyves; Eduardo Rodríguez de San Miguel

    1999-01-01

    Carrier-mediated transport through supported liquid membranes is currently recognized as a potentially valuable technology for selective separation and concentration of toxic and valuable metal ions. In this paper, a review of the fundamental aspects concerning metal ion transport and the influencing factors are surveyed in terms of data modeling, membrane efficiency (permeability, selectivity, stability), and data acquisition and evaluation. An

  9. Radiolysis and Ageing of C2-BTP in Cinnamaldehyde/Hexanol Mixtures

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    Fermvik, Anna; Ekberg, Christian; Retegan, Teodora; Skarnemark, Gunnar [Nuclear Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology, Kemiv. 4, Gothenburg, SE-412 96 (Sweden)

    2007-07-01

    The separation of actinides from lanthanides is an important step in the alternative methods for nuclear waste treatment currently under development. Polycyclic molecules containing nitrogen are synthesised and used for solvent extraction. A potential problem in the separation process is the degradation of the molecule due to irradiation or ageing. An addition of nitrobenzene has proved to have an inhibitory effect on degradation when added to a system containing C2-BTP in hexanol before irradiation. In this study, 2,6-di(5,6-diethyl-1,2,4-triazine-3-yl)pyridine (C2-BTP) was dissolved in different mixtures of cinnamaldehyde and hexanol and the effects on extraction after ageing and irradiation were investigated. Similar to nitrobenzene, cinnamaldehyde contains an aromatic ring which generally has a relatively high resistance towards radiolysis. Both C2-BTP in cinnamaldehyde and C2-BTP in hexanol seem to degrade with time. The system with C2-BTP in pure hexanol is relatively stable up to 17 days but then starts slowly to degrade. The solution with pure cinnamaldehyde as diluent started to degrade after only {approx}20 hours. The opposite is true for degradation caused by radiolysis; hexanol systems are more sensitive to radiolysis than cinnamaldehyde systems. Most of the radiolytic degradation took place during the first days of irradiation, up to a dose of 4 kGy. (authors)

  10. Supported polymeric liquid membranes for wastewater treatment

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    Ho, S.V. [Monsanto Co., St. Louis, MO (United States)

    1997-12-31

    The removal or elimination of organic residues from aqueous waste streams represents a major need in the chemical industry. A class of membrane has been developed called supported polymeric liquid membranes capable of removing and concentrating low molecular weight organic compounds from dilute aqueous solutions, especially those that also contain high concentrations of inorganic salts. These membranes are prepared by filling the pores of microfiltration or ultrafiltration membranes with polymeric (oligomeric) liquids having affinity for the organic compounds of interest. With this approach, membrane`s separation characteristics are decoupled from its mechanical stability and depend primarily on the chemical properties of the liquid polymer used. As a result, membranes of diverse separation capabilities can be conveniently prepared using liquid polymers possessing the appropriate functional groups. Physical properties typical of polymeric liquids such as high viscosity, extremely low volatility and insolubility in water contribute to the observed stability of the membranes under broad operating conditions. This membrane process has been successfully applied to several aqueous waste streams. This paper describes the early development activities for treating a waste stream containing a dilute mixture of C2-C6 carboxylic acids. Feasibility testings were initially carried out with flat sheet membranes in a small stirred cell. Scaleup was then conducted using hollow fiber membranes, first with small modules prepared in the laboratory, then with a much larger commercial module. Attractive features of this membrane process include the ability to recover the contaminants in concentrated form for either recycle or more economical disposal, low pressure (ambient) operation, simple scale-up using commercial hollow fiber modules, and ease of in-situ regeneration of the polymeric liquid.

  11. Unusual traits of the pyoverdin-mediated iron acquisition system in Pseudomonas putida strain BTP1

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    Marc Ongena; Philippe Jacques; Philippe Delfosse; Philippe Thonart

    2002-01-01

    Fluorescent Pseudomonas species are characterized by the production of pyoverdin-type siderophores for Fe3+ acquisition in iron-limited environments. Since it produces a structurally specific pyoverdin, Pseudomonas putida strain BTP1 could represent a valuable tool in an attempt to correlate the structural features of these compounds with some specificity in their two main properties i.e. affinity for iron and recognition rate by

  12. Carbon Dioxide Separation with Supported Ionic Liquid Membranes

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    Luebke, D.R.; Ilconich, J.B.; Myers, C.R.; Pennline, H.W.

    2007-04-01

    Supported liquid membranes are a class of materials that allow the researcher to utilize the wealth of knowledge available on liquid properties as a direct guide in the development of a capture technology. These membranes also have the advantage of liquid phase diffusivities higher than those observed in polymeric membranes which grant proportionally greater permeabilities. The primary shortcoming of the supported liquid membranes demonstrated in past research has been the lack of stability caused by volatilization of the transport liquid. Ionic liquids, which possess high carbon dioxide solubility relative to light gases such as hydrogen, are an excellent candidate for this type of membrane since they have negligible vapor pressure and are not susceptible to evaporation. A study has been conducted evaluating the use of several ionic liquids, including 1-hexyl-3-methyl-imidazolium bis(trifuoromethylsulfonyl)imide, 1-butyl-3-methyl-imidazolium nitrate, and 1-ethyl-3-methyl-imidazolium sulfate in supported ionic liquid membranes for the capture of carbon dioxide from streams containing hydrogen. In a joint project, researchers at the University of Notre Dame lent expertise in ionic liquid synthesis and characterization, and researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory incorporated candidate ionic liquids into supports and evaluated the resulting materials for membrane performance. Initial results have been very promising with carbon dioxide permeabilities as high as 950 barrers and significant improvements in carbon dioxide/hydrogen selectivity over conventional polymers at 37C and at elevated temperatures. Results include a comparison of the performance of several ionic liquids and a number of supports as well as a discussion of innovative fabrication techniques currently under development.

  13. Rejuvenation of Spent Media via Supported Emulsion Liquid Membranes

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    Wiencek, John M.

    2002-01-01

    The overall goal of this project was to maximize the reuseability of spent fermentation media. Supported emulsion liquid membrane separation, a highly efficient extraction technique, was used to remove inhibitory byproducts during fermentation; thus, improve the yield while reducing the need for fresh water. The key objectives of this study were: (1) Develop an emulsion liquid membrane system targeting low molecular weight organic acids which has minimal toxicity on a variety of microbial systems. (2) Conduct mass transfer studies to allow proper modeling and design of a supported emulsion liquid membrane system. (3) Investigate the effect of gravity on emulsion coalescence within the membrane unit. (4) Access the effect of water re-use on fermentation yields in a model microbial system. and (5) Develop a perfusion-type fermentor utilizing a supported emulsion liquid membrane system to control inhibitory fermentation byproducts (not completed due to lack of funds)

  14. Carbon Dioxide Separation with Supported Ionic Liquid Membranes

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    Luebke, D.R.; Ilconich, J.B.; Pennline, H.W.; Myers, C.R.

    2007-05-01

    A practical form of CO2 capture at water-gas shift conditions in the IGCC process could serve the dual function of producing a pure CO2 stream for sequestration and forcing the equilibrium-limited shift reaction to completion enriching the stream in H2. The shift temperatures, ranging from the low temperature shift condition of 260°C to the gasification condition of 900°C, limit capture options by diminishing associative interactions which favor removal of CO2 from the gas stream. Certain sorption interactions, such as carbonate formation, remain available but generally involve exceptionally high sorbent regeneration energies that contribute heavily to parasitic power losses. Carbon dioxide selective membranes need only establish an equilibrium between the gas phase and sorption states in order to transport CO2, giving them a potential energetic advantage over other technologies. Supported liquid membranes take advantage of high, liquid phase diffusivities and a solution diffusion mechanism similar to that observed in polymeric membranes to achieve superior permeabilities and selectivites. The primary shortcoming of the supported liquid membranes demonstrated in past research has been the lack of stability caused by volatilization of the transport liquid. Ionic liquids, which possess high CO2 solubility relative to light gases such as H2, are excellent candidates for this type of membrane since they have negligible vapor pressure and are not susceptible to evaporation. A study has been conducted evaluating the use of ionic liquids including 1-hexyl-3-methyl-imidazolium bis(trifuoromethylsulfonyl)imide in supported ionic liquid membranes for the capture of CO2 from streams containing H2. In a joint project, researchers at the University of Notre Dame synthesized and characterized ionic liquids, and researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory incorporated candidate ionic liquids into supports and evaluated the resulting materials for membrane performance. Improvements to the ionic liquid and support have allowed testing of these supported ionic liquid membranes at temperatures up to 300°C without loss of support mechanical stability or degradation of the ionic liquid. Substantial improvements in selectivity have also been observed at elevated temperature with the best membrane currently achieving optimum performance at 75°C.

  15. Alkaline ionic liquids applied in supported ionic liquid catalyst for selective hydrogenation of citral to citronellal

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    Salminen, Eero; Virtanen, Pasi; Mikkola, Jyri-Pekka

    2014-02-01

    The challenge in preparation of ionic liquids containing a strong alkaline anion is to identify a suitable cation which can tolerate the harsh conditions induced by the anion. In this study, a commercial quaternary ammonium compound (quat) benzalkonium [ADBA] (alkyldimethylbenzylammonium) was used as a cation in the synthesis of different alkaline ionic liquids. In fact, the precursor, benzalkonium chloride, is a mixture of alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chlorides of various alkyl chain lengths and is commonly used in the formulation of various antiseptic products. The prepared ionic liquids were utilized as Supported Ionic Liquid Catalysts (SILCAs). Typically, a SILCA contains metal nanoparticles, enzymes or metal complexes in an ionic liquid layer which is immobilized on a solid carrier material such as an active carbon cloth (ACC). The catalysts were applied in the selective hydrogenation of citral to citronellal which is an important perfumery chemical. Interestingly, 70 % molar yield towards citronellal was achieved over a catalyst containing the alkaline ionic liquid benzalkonium methoxide.

  16. Alkaline ionic liquids applied in supported ionic liquid catalyst for selective hydrogenation of citral to citronellal.

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    Salminen, Eero; Virtanen, Pasi; Mikkola, Jyri-Pekka

    2014-01-01

    The challenge in preparation of ionic liquids containing a strong alkaline anion is to identify a suitable cation which can tolerate the harsh conditions induced by the anion. In this study, a commercial quaternary ammonium compound (quat) benzalkonium [ADBA] (alkyldimethylbenzylammonium) was used as a cation in the synthesis of different alkaline ionic liquids. In fact, the precursor, benzalkonium chloride, is a mixture of alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chlorides of various alkyl chain lengths and is commonly used in the formulation of various antiseptic products. The prepared ionic liquids were utilized as Supported Ionic Liquid Catalysts (SILCAs). Typically, a SILCA contains metal nanoparticles, enzymes, or metal complexes in an ionic liquid layer which is immobilized on a solid carrier material such as an active carbon cloth (ACC). The catalysts were applied in the selective hydrogenation of citral to citronellal which is an important perfumery chemical. Interestingly, 70% molar yield toward citronellal was achieved over a catalyst containing the alkaline ionic liquid benzalkonium methoxide. PMID:24790972

  17. Alkaline ionic liquids applied in supported ionic liquid catalyst for selective hydrogenation of citral to citronellal

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    Salminen, Eero; Virtanen, Pasi; Mikkola, Jyri-Pekka

    2014-01-01

    The challenge in preparation of ionic liquids containing a strong alkaline anion is to identify a suitable cation which can tolerate the harsh conditions induced by the anion. In this study, a commercial quaternary ammonium compound (quat) benzalkonium [ADBA] (alkyldimethylbenzylammonium) was used as a cation in the synthesis of different alkaline ionic liquids. In fact, the precursor, benzalkonium chloride, is a mixture of alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chlorides of various alkyl chain lengths and is commonly used in the formulation of various antiseptic products. The prepared ionic liquids were utilized as Supported Ionic Liquid Catalysts (SILCAs). Typically, a SILCA contains metal nanoparticles, enzymes, or metal complexes in an ionic liquid layer which is immobilized on a solid carrier material such as an active carbon cloth (ACC). The catalysts were applied in the selective hydrogenation of citral to citronellal which is an important perfumery chemical. Interestingly, 70% molar yield toward citronellal was achieved over a catalyst containing the alkaline ionic liquid benzalkonium methoxide. PMID:24790972

  18. Rejuvenation of Spent Media via Supported Emulsion Liquid Membranes

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    Wiencek, John M.

    2002-01-01

    The overall goal of this project is to maximize the reuseability of spent fermentation media. Supported emulsion liquid membrane separation, a highly efficient extraction technique, is used to remove inhibitory byproducts during fermentation; thus, improving the yield while reducing the need for fresh water. The key objectives of this study are: Develop an emulsion liquid membrane system targeting low molecular weight organic acids which has minimal toxicity on a variety of microbial systems; Conduct mass transfer studies to allow proper modeling and design of a supported emulsion liquid membrane system; Investigate the effect of gravity on emulsion coalescence within the membrane unit; Access the effect of water re-use on fermentation yields in a model microbial system; Develop a perfusion-type fermentor utilizing a supported emulsion liquid membrane system to control inhibitory fermentation byproducts; Work for the coming year will focus on the determination of toxicity of various solvents, selection of the emulsifying agents, as well as characterizing the mass transfer of hollow-fiber contactors.

  19. Feasibility of Surfactant-Free Supported Emulsion Liquid Membrane Extraction

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    Hu, Shih-Yao B.; Li, Jin; Wiencek, John M.

    2001-01-01

    Supported emulsion liquid membrane (SELM) is an effective means to conduct liquid-liquid extraction. SELM extraction is particularly attractive for separation tasks in the microgravity environment where density difference between the solvent and the internal phase of the emulsion is inconsequential and a stable dispersion can be maintained without surfactant. In this research, dispersed two-phase flow in SELM extraction is modeled using the Lagrangian method. The results show that SELM extraction process in the microgravity environment can be simulated on earth by matching the density of the solvent and the stripping phase. Feasibility of surfactant-free SELM (SFSELM) extraction is assessed by studying the coalescence behavior of the internal phase in the absence of the surfactant. Although the contacting area between the solvent and the internal phase in SFSELM extraction is significantly less than the area provided by regular emulsion due to drop coalescence, it is comparable to the area provided by a typical hollow-fiber membrane. Thus, the stripping process is highly unlikely to become the rate-limiting step in SFSELM extraction. SFSELM remains an effective way to achieve simultaneous extraction and stripping and is able to eliminate the equilibrium limitation in the typical solvent extraction processes. The SFSELM design is similar to the supported liquid membrane design in some aspects.

  20. Stabilization of supported liquid membranes by gelation with PVC

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    A. J. B. Kemperman; B. Damink; Th. Van Den Boomgaard; H. Strathmann

    1997-01-01

    This article describes the gelation by PVC of supported liquid membranes (SLMs) for nitrate removal using a quaternary ammonium salt as carrier. Untreated SLMs with this carrier are very unstable. To improve their stability, the LM-phase was gelled with polyvinyl chloride as gel-forming polymer. Both homogeneous gelations of the LM-phase as well as the application of an interfacial gel layer

  1. Stabilization of supported liquid membranes by plasma polymerization surface coating

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    X. J. Yang; A. G. Fane; J. Bi; H. J. Griesser

    2000-01-01

    Plasma polymerization coating is shown to be an effective method for improving the stability of supported liquid membranes (SLM) containing LIX 984N for copper transport. Hexamethyldisiloxane and heptylamine were employed as monomers and hydrophobic microporous microfiltration membranes with pore sizes of 0.05–0.2?m were used as substrates. Electronmicroscopy revealed that the plasma polymerization film mainly occurred on the surface of the

  2. SELECTIVE DISSOLUTION OF COPPER OXALATE USING SUPPORTED LIQUID MEMBRANES

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    Damir Kralj; Gerdi R. M. Breembroek; Geert Jan Witkamp; Gerda M. van Rosmalen; Ljerka Bre?evi?

    1996-01-01

    A supported liquid membrane has been used to dissolve selectively copper oxalate from a suspension of copper, calcium and cadmium oxalate, which have low, similar solubilities. 2-Hydroxy-5-nonyl-acetophenone oxime (HX) dissolved in kerosene was used as a carrier for copper transport from the suspension to the stripping solution. A mathematical model of the copper permeation is presented. The model takes into

  3. Liquid supported denture-management of flabby ridges

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    Mody, Pranav V.; Kumar, Girish; Kumar, Manish; Shetty, Brijesh

    2012-01-01

    The ideal properties of a denture are adequate rigidity on polished surface to bear masticatory forces and at the same time, flexibility and softness on the tissue surface for proper and even distribution of masticatory forces. The problem with conventional denture is rigidity of tissue surface; leads to uneven distribution of load. This drawback even worsens in the case of flabby, atrophic and unemployed ridges with excessive bone resorption. The liquid supported denture allows continued adaptation and eliminates the disadvantages of denture designs based on the application of temporary tissue conditioners or soft liners. PMID:23293491

  4. [Preparation and applications of a supported liquid-liquid extraction column with a composite diatomite material].

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    Bao, Jianmin; Ma, Zhishuang; Sun, Ying; Wang, Yongzun; Li, Youxin

    2012-08-01

    A rapid and special supported liquid-liquid extraction (SLE) column was developed with a composite diatomite material. The SLE column was evaluated by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with acidic, neutral and alkaline compounds dissolved in water. Furthermore, some real complex samples were also analyzed by HPLC with the SLE method. The recoveries of benzoic acid (acidic), p-nitroaniline (alkaline) and 4-hydroxy-benzoic methyl ester (neutral) treated by the SLE column were 90.6%, 98.1% and 97.7%. However, the recoveries of the three compounds treated by traditional liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) method were 71.9%, 81.9% and 83.9%. The results showed that the SLE technique had higher recoveries than the traditional LLE method. The spiked recoveries of the complex samples, such as benzoic acid in Sprite and dexamethasone acetate, chlorphenamine maleate, indomethacin in bovine serum, were between 80% and 110% and the relative standard deviations (RSDs) were less than 15%. For biological specimen, the results could be accepted. Meantime, many disadvantages associated with traditional LLE method, such as emulsion formation, didn't occur using SLE column. The SLE column technique is a good sample preparation method with many advantages, such as rapid, simple, robust, easily automated, high recovery and high-throughput, which would be widely used in the future. PMID:23256382

  5. Supported liquid membranes in 1986: new technology or scientific curiosity

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    Danesi, P.R.

    1986-01-01

    Thin layers of organic solutions of solvent extraction reagents (membrane carriers), immobilized on microporous inert supports and interposed between two aqueous solutions (feed and strip), were first proposed more than two decades ago as a new and promising technique for separating and concentrating metal species. Such immobilized layers, representing supported liquid membranes (SLM), have been extensively studies by our group during the last six years mainly for their ability to separate and concentrate metal ions of critical and strategic importance and of relevance to the nuclear industry. In this presentation the major results obtained by our group up to 1986 in the field of SLM's are summarized. A brief indication of the major problems to be addressed to implement SLM's as a new separation technology is also given. 5 refs., 5 figs., 3 tabs.

  6. The elicitation of a systemic resistance by Pseudomonas putida BTP1 in tomato involves the stimulation of two lipoxygenase isoforms

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    2011-01-01

    Background Some non-pathogenic rhizobacteria called Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) possess the capacity to induce in plant defense mechanisms effective against pathogens. Precedent studies showed the ability of Pseudomonas putida BTP1 to induce PGPR-mediated resistance, termed ISR (Induced Systemic Resistance), in different plant species. Despite extensive works, molecular defense mechanisms involved in ISR are less well understood that in the case of pathogen induced systemic acquired resistance. Results We analyzed the activities of phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) and lipoxygenase (LOX), key enzymes of the phenylpropanoid and oxylipin pathways respectively, in tomato treated or not with P. putida BTP1. The bacterial treatment did not stimulate PAL activity and linoleate-consuming LOX activities. Linolenate-consuming LOX activity, on the contrary, was significantly stimulated in P. putida BTP1-inoculated plants before and two days after infection by B. cinerea. This stimulation is due to the increase of transcription level of two isoforms of LOX: TomLoxD and TomLoxF, a newly identified LOX gene. We showed that recombinant TomLOXF preferentially consumes linolenic acid and produces 13-derivative of fatty acids. After challenging with B. cinerea, the increase of transcription of these two LOX genes and higher linolenic acid-consuming LOX activity were associated with a more rapid accumulation of free 13-hydroperoxy-octadecatrienoic and 13-hydroxy-octadecatrienoic acids, two antifungal oxylipins, in bacterized plants. Conclusion In addition to the discovery of a new LOX gene in tomato, this work is the first to show differential induction of LOX isozymes and a more rapid accumulation of 13-hydroperoxy-octadecatrienoic and 13-hydroxy-octadecatrienoic acids in rhizobacteria mediated-induced systemic resistance. PMID:21294872

  7. Early Transcriptional Responses of Bovine Chorioallantoic Membrane Explants to Wild Type, ?virB2 or ?btpB Brucella abortus Infection

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    Mol, Juliana P. S.; Costa, Erica A.; Carvalho, Alex F.; Sun, Yao-Hui; Tsolis, Reneé M.; Paixão, Tatiane A.; Santos, Renato L.

    2014-01-01

    The pathogenesis of the Brucella-induced inflammatory response in the bovine placenta is not completely understood. In this study we evaluated the role of the B. abortus Type IV secretion system and the anti-inflammatory factor BtpB in early interactions with bovine placental tissues. Transcription profiles of chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) explants inoculated with wild type (strain 2308), ?virB2 or ?btpB Brucella abortus were compared by microarray analysis at 4 hours post infection. Transcripts with significant variation (>2 fold change; P<0.05) were functionally classified, and transcripts related to defense and inflammation were assessed by quantitative real time RT-PCR. Infection with wild type B. abortus resulted in slightly more genes with decreased than increased transcription levels. Conversely, infection of trophoblastic cells with the ?virB2 or the ?btpB mutant strains, that lack a functional T4SS or that has impaired inhibition of TLR signaling, respectively, induced more upregulated than downregulated genes. Wild type Brucella abortus impaired transcription of host genes related to immune response when compared to ?virB and ?btpB mutants. Our findings suggest that proinflammatory genes are negatively modulated in bovine trophoblastic cells at early stages of infection. The virB operon and btpB are directly or indirectly related to modulation of these host genes. These results shed light on the early interactions between B. abortus and placental tissue that ultimately culminate in inflammatory pathology and abortion. PMID:25259715

  8. Performance and stability of supported liquid membranes using LIX 984N for copper transport

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    X. J. Yang; A. G. Fane

    1999-01-01

    The transport of copper through supported liquid membranes (SLM) using Celgard and Accurel membranes as supports and a novel commercial extractant LIX 984N as a carrier was investigated. LIX 984N provides good overall transport performance for copper from the acidic and dilute solution to the concentrated copper sulfuric acid. The instability of the supported liquid membranes using Celgard 2500 as

  9. Buildings R&D Breakthroughs: Technologies and Products Supported by the Building Technologies Program

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    Weakley, Steven A.

    2012-04-15

    The purpose of the project described in this report is to identify and characterize commercially available products and emerging (near-commercial) technologies that benefited from the support of the Building Technologies Program (BTP) within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The investigation specifically focused on technology-oriented research and development (R&D) projects funded by BTP’s Emerging Technologies subprogram from 2005-2011.

  10. Advanced Supported Liquid Membranes for Carbon Dioxide Control in Extravehicular Activity Applications

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    Wickham, David T. (Inventor); Gleason, Kevin J. (Inventor); Cowley, Scott W. (Inventor)

    2015-01-01

    There is disclosed a portable life support system with a component for removal of at least one selected gas. In an embodiment, the system includes a supported liquid membrane having a first side and a second side in opposition to one another, the first side configured for disposition toward an astronaut and the second side configured for disposition toward a vacuum atmosphere. The system further includes an ionic liquid disposed between the first side and the second side of the supported liquid membrane, the ionic liquid configured for removal of at least one selected gas from a region housing the astronaut adjacent the first side of the supported liquid membrane to the vacuum atmosphere adjacent the second side of the supported liquid membrane. Other embodiments are also disclosed.

  11. The effect of porous support composition and operating parameters on the performance of supported liquid membranes

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    Takigawa, D.Y.

    1991-02-01

    Factors, such as porous support composition and operating parameters, that influence the performance of supported liquid membranes (SLMs) were investigated. SLMs of varying porous support compositions and structures were studied for the transport of metal ions. A microporous polybenzimidazole support was synthesized and prepared in the form of an SLM. This SLM containing the selective extractant di-(2-ethylhexyl)phosphoric acid was evaluated for the transport of copper and neodymium. Dramatically improved performance over that of commercially available membranes was found in tests for removing the metal ions from solution. Metal ion transport reaches near completion in less than 3 hours, whereas Celgard-polypropylene and Nuclepore-polycarbonate reaches only 50% completion even after 15 hours. The transport driving force for acidic extractants is a pH gradient between the feed and strip solutions. Polybenzimidazole, an acid- and radiation-resistant polymer, has two protonatable tertiary nitrogens per repeat unit that may help sustain the pH driving force. Another factor may be the ability of the polybenzimidazole to hydrogen bond with the extractant. Transport through the flat-sheet SLMs were tested using a unique cell design. Countercurrent flow of the feed and strip solutions was established through machined channels in half-cell faceplates that are in a spiral, mirror-image pattern with respect to each other, with the flat-sheet SLM interposed between the two channeled solutions. 7 refs., 14 figs.

  12. Matrix influence on the OLED emitter Ir(btp) 2(acac) in polymeric host materials – Studies by persistent spectral hole burning

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    Reinhard Bauer; Walter J. Finkenzeller; Udo Bogner; Mark E. Thompson; Hartmut Yersin

    2008-01-01

    Fundamental photophysical properties of the phosphorescent organometallic complex Ir(btp)2(acac) doped in the polymeric matrices PVK, PFO, and PVB, respectively, are investigated. PVK and PFO are frequently used as host materials in organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). By application of the laser spectroscopic techniques of phosphorescence line narrowing and persistent spectral hole burning – improved by a synchronous scan technique –

  13. Modelling of copper ion transport through supported liquid membrane containing LIX 984

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Osman Nuri Ata

    2005-01-01

    The transport of copper(II) from an aqueous solution containing zinc, cadmium, nickel and cobalt through supported liquid membrane using LIX 984 dissolved in different diluents as a mobile carrier was studied. A transport rate model has been derived taking into account diffusion through an aqueous feed boundary layer, diffusion of carrier–copper complex through supported liquid membrane and diffusion through an

  14. Separation of Cadmium and Zinc by Supported Liquid Membrane Using TOPS?99 as Mobile Carrier

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    Basudev Swain; Kadambini Sarangi; Radhanath Prasad Das

    2005-01-01

    The separation of cadmium and zinc from a dilute aqueous sulfate media using supported liquid membrane (SLM) technique has been studied. The microporous polypropylene film Celgard?2400 was used as the solid support for the liquid membrane and TOPS?99 was used as the mobile carrier. The effect of different parameters such as flow rate, pH of feed solution, extractant concentration in

  15. Exploration of Ionic Liquids as Soluble Supports for Organic Synthesis. Demonstration with a Suzuki Coupling Reaction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Weishi Miao; Tak Hang Chan

    2003-01-01

    The efficiency of ionic liquid supported synthesis was demonstrated by the Suzuki reaction of ionic liquid supported iodobenzoate compounds with arylboronic acids in aqueous media to give, after cleavage with ammonia\\/methanol, biaryl products in good yields and high purities, without the need for chromatographic purification.

  16. Transport of textile dye in vegetable oils based supported liquid membrane

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    G. Muthuraman; K. Palanivelu

    2006-01-01

    A laboratory study on supported liquid membrane (SLM) system has been investigated for removal and recovery of textile dye from the aqueous solution using renewable, non-toxic, natural vegetable oils, never used before as a liquid membrane. A flat sheet polypropylene (PP) supported Teflon membrane impregnated with vegetable oils has been tested for transport of Astacryl golden yellow a cationic dye.

  17. Ionic liquids supported on metal-organic frameworks: remarkable adsorbents for adsorptive desulfurization.

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    Khan, Nazmul Abedin; Hasan, Zubair; Jhung, Sung Hwa

    2014-01-01

    Acidic ionic-liquids (IL) supported on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have been shown to be beneficial for adsorptive desulfurization. A remarkable improvement in the adsorption capacity (ca. 71%) was observed in for ILs supported on MIL-101 compared with virgin MIL-101. The improved adsorptive performance might be explained by the acid-base interactions between the acidic ionic liquid and basic benzothiophene (BT). Moreover, from this study, it can be suggested that porous MOFs, supported with ionic liquids, may introduce a new class of highly porous adsorbents for the efficient adsorption of various compounds. PMID:24390909

  18. Liquid marbles supported by monodisperse poly(methylsilsesquioxane) particles.

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    Ogawa, Shigesaburo; Watanabe, Hirohmi; Wang, Liming; Jinnai, Hiroshi; McCarthy, Thomas J; Takahara, Atsushi

    2014-08-01

    The preparation of model, well-controlled colloidal assemblies has been a central approach to understanding and optimizing the characteristics and functionality of complex colloidal dispersion systems. This approach, which has created a significant literature and rather deep understanding for emulsions and foams, has yet to be established for the liquid marble (water-in-air) motif. In this article we report the preparation of well-controlled liquid marbles using monodisperse micron-size particles of poly(methylsilsesquioxane) (PMSQ). The low cohesive nature of the stabilizing particles, their narrow size distribution, and their hydrophobicity permit the formation of liquid marbles containing a particulate monolayer with a hexagonally close-packed (HCP) structure. The "cleaning process" by rolling of liquid marbles under a flow of air on a hydrophobic substrate was useful to obtain the monolayer structure. Moreover, the monolayer structure was only obtained from liquids with high surface energy, whereas the others were not useful even though multilayered structure was formed from liquids that have intermediate surface energy. PMID:25020041

  19. Selective recovery and preconcentration of mercury with a benzoylthiourea-solid supported liquid membrane system

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    Clàudia Fontàs; Manuela Hidalgo; Victòria Salvadó; Enriqueta Anticó

    2005-01-01

    In the present study, the compound N-benzoyl-N?,N?-diheptadecylthiourea has been evaluated as carrier for the extraction of toxic metals. Liquid–liquid extraction experiments of Hg(II), Cd(II) and Pb(II) in nitrate media were performed, and neither cadmium nor lead were extracted in the pH range from 2 to 6, showing benzoylthiourea derivative as a high selective extractant for mercury.A solid supported liquid membrane

  20. EXTRACTION OF CADMIUM(II) BY SUPPORTED LIQUID MEMBRANE USING TOPS99 AS MOBILE CARRIER

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    Sushree Swarupa Tripathy; Kadambini Sarangi; Radhanath Prasad Das

    2002-01-01

    The permeation rate of Cd(II) from a dilute aqueous sulfate media using supported liquid membrane technique has been studied. The microporous polypropylene film celgard 2500 was used as solid support for the liquid membrane and TOPS-99 was used as mobile carrier. Effect of different parameters such as stirring rate, Cd(II) concentration in feed solution, pH of feed solution, extractant concentration

  1. Management of flabby ridges using liquid supported denture: a case report

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    Aras, Meena Ajay; Chitre, Vidya

    2011-01-01

    Flabby ridges commonly occur in edentulous patients. Inadequate retention and stability of a complete denture are the often encountered problems in these patients. A liquid supported denture due to its flexible tissue surface allows better distribution of stress and hence provides an alternate treatment modality in such cases. This case report presents the use of a liquid supported denture in a patient with completely edentulous maxillary arch with flabby tissue in anterior region opposing a partially edentulous mandibular arch. PMID:21503193

  2. SEPARATION PROPERTIES OF SURFACE MODIFIED SILICA SUPPORTED LIQUID MEMBRANES FOR DIVALENT METAL REMOVAL/RECOVERY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The synthesis and separation properties of a mesoporous silica supported liquid membrane (SLM) were studied. The membranes consisted of a silica layer, from dip-coated colloidal silica, on a a-alumina support, modified with DCDMS (dichlorodimethyl silane) to add surface methyl g...

  3. Compatibility of lyotropic liquid crystals with viruses and mammalian cells that support the replication of viruses

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    Li-Lin Cheng; Yan-Yeung Luk; Christopher J. Murphy; Barbara A. Israel; Nicholas L. Abbott

    2005-01-01

    We report a study that investigates the biocompatibility of materials that form lyotropic liquid crystals (LCs) with viruses and mammalian cells that support the replication of viruses. This study is focused on aqueous solutions of tetradecyldimethyl-amineoxide (C14AO) and decanol (D), or disodium cromoglycate (DSCG; C23H14O11Na2), which can form optically birefringent, liquid crystalline phases. The influence of these materials on the

  4. Ionic liquid as soluble support for synthesis of 1,2,3-thiadiazoles and 1,2,3-selenadiazoles.

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    Kumar, Anil; Muthyala, Manoj Kumar; Choudhary, Sunita; Tiwari, Rakesh K; Parang, Keykavous

    2012-10-19

    A convenient synthesis of 1,2,3-thiadiazoles and 1,2,3-selenadiazoles was achieved using an ionic liquid as a novel soluble support. Ionic liquid-supported sulfonyl hydrazine was synthesized and reacted with a number of ketones to afford the corresponding ionic liquid-supported hydrazones that were converted to 1,2,3-thiadiazoles in the presence of thionyl chloride. The reaction of ionic liquid-supported hydrazones with selenium dioxide in acetonitrile afforded 1,2,3-selenadiazoles. The advantages of this methodology were the ease of workup, simple reaction conditions, and high purity. PMID:23020655

  5. Some Methods for Human Liquid and Solid Waste Utilization in Bioregenerative Life-Support Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. A. Ushakova; I. G. Zolotukhin; A. A. Tikhomirov; N. A. Tikhomirova; Yu. A. Kudenko; I. V. Gribovskaya; Yu. Balnokin; J. B. Gros

    2008-01-01

    Bioregenerative life-support systems (BLSS) are studied for developing the technology for a future biological life-support\\u000a system for long-term manned space missions. Ways to utilize human liquid and solid wastes to increase the closure degree of\\u000a BLSS were investigated. First, urine and faeces underwent oxidation by Kudenko’s physicochemical method. The products were\\u000a then used for root nutrition of wheat grown by

  6. Carbon nanofibers supported nickel catalyst for liquid phase hydrogenation of benzene with high activity and selectivity

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Pingle Liu; Huan Xie; Shirong Tan; Kuiyi You; Nailiang Wang; He’an Luo

    2009-01-01

    Carbon nanofibers (CNFs) prepared by catalytic decomposition of ethylene are used as support for nickel. The CNF support displays\\u000a a mean diameter of 50–60 nm, lengths up to several tens of micrometers, as highlighted by TEM. The nickel particles have a\\u000a size distribution from 10 to 20 nm of diameter. This novel Ni\\/CNFs catalyst displays good catalytic properties in liquid phase\\u000a hydrogenation

  7. Selective separation of lanthanides by supported liquid membranes containing Cyanex 925 as a carrier

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    R. Garcia-Valls; M. Muñoz; M. Valiente

    1999-01-01

    The work describes in detail the transport of lanthanides between chloride solutions by a facilitated transport through a supported liquid membrane (SLM) containing Cyanex 925 (a mixture of alkylphosphine oxides, Cyanamid). The chemical nature of this carrier requires a strong difference of chloride content between the two sides of the membrane which leads to a strong rise in the osmotic

  8. Novel Chemically Modified Liquid Medium That Will Support the Growth of Seven Bartonella Species

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ricardo G. Maggi; Ashlee W. Duncan; Edward B. Breitschwerdt

    2005-01-01

    Bacteria of the genus Bartonella, a member of the Alphaproteobacteria, are fastidious, gram-negative, aerobic bacilli that comprise numerous species, subspecies, and subtypes. In human and veterinary medicine, species isolation remains a vital component of the diagnostic and therapeutic management of Bartonella infection. We describe a novel, chemically modified, insect-based liquid culture medium that supports the growth of at least seven

  9. Liquid phase methanol LaPorte process development unit: Modification, operation, and support studies

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1991-02-02

    This report consists of Detailed Data Acquisition Sheets for Runs E-6 and E-7 for Task 2.2 of the Modification, Operation, and Support Studies of the Liquid Phase Methanol Laporte Process Development Unit. (Task 2.2: Alternate Catalyst Run E-6 and Catalyst Activity Maintenance Run E-7).

  10. A review on the use and stability of supported liquid membranes in the pervaporation process

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yit Thai Ong; Kian Fei Yee; Yoke Kooi Cheng; Soon Huat Tan

    2012-01-01

    In recent decades, pervaporation has been one of the most studied membrane separation processes and has undergone substantial progress and exciting breakthroughs due to its effectiveness in separating azeotropic mixtures and its low energy consumption. Often, pervaporation processes are operated using a solid membrane. However, the inherent limitations of solid membranes prompted the use of supported liquid membranes (SLMs), which

  11. Comparison of Copper Speciation in Estuarine Water Measured Using Analytical Voltammetry and Supported Liquid Membrane Techniques

    Microsoft Academic Search

    KURIA N DUNGU; MATTHEW P. H URST; KENNETH W. B RULAND

    2005-01-01

    The supported liquid membrane (SLM) is a promising separation and preconcentration technique that is well- suited for trace metal speciation in natural waters. The technique is based on the selective complexation of metal ions by a hydrophobic ligand (carrier) dissolved in a water- immiscible organic solvent immobilized in a porous, inert membrane. This membrane separates two aqueous solutions: the test

  12. Evaluation of LMR (liquid metal reactors) core support concepts under seismic events

    SciTech Connect

    Wu, Ting-shu; Seidensticker, R.W.

    1989-01-01

    In the design of the core support system for liquid metal reactors (LMR) against earthquakes, the major concerns are directed toward the structural integrity as well as the reactivity control. This means that, in addition to the stress levels, maximum displacements and accelerations should also be within their allowable limits. This investigation studies the seismic responses of a large pool-type LMR with different design approaches to support the reactor core. Different core support designs yield different frequency ranges and responses. Responses of these designs to the given floor response spectra are required to satisfy a set of criteria which are common to all designs. 5 refs., 4 figs.

  13. Selective immuno-supported liquid membrane (ISLM) extraction, enrichment and analysis of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Madalina Tudorache; Jenny Emnéus

    2005-01-01

    2,4,6-Trichlorophenol (2,4,6-TCP) was extracted from liquid samples (standards and spiked river water) using immuno-supported liquid membrane (ISLM) extraction followed by fluorescence flow immunoassay (FFIA) detection of the immuno-extracted analyte. ISLM–FFIA involves simultaneous on-line sample clean-up, enrichment and detection of analytes. The analyte is transported from a continuously flowing aqueous sample phase (donor) through a supported liquid membrane (SLM), containing an

  14. Carbon Dioxide Selective Supported Ionic Liquid Membranes: The Effect of Contaminants

    SciTech Connect

    Luebke, D.R.; Ilconich, J.B.; Myers, C.R.; Pennline, H.W.

    2008-04-01

    The integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) is widely viewed as a promising technology for the large scale production of energy in a carbon constrained world. These cycles, which include gasification, contaminant removal, water-gas shift, CO2 capture and compression, and combustion of the reduced-carbon fuel gas in a turbine, often have significant efficiency advantages over conventional combustion technologies. A CO2 selective membrane capable of maintaining performance at conditions approaching those of low temperature water-gas shift (260oC) could facilitate the production of carbon-neutral energy by simultaneously driving the shift reaction to completion and concentrating CO2 for sequestration. Supported ionic liquid membranes (SILMs) have been previously evaluated for this application and determined to be physically and chemically stable to temperatures in excess of 300oC. These membranes were based on ionic liquids which interacted physically with CO2 and diminished considerably in selectivity at higher temperatures. To alleviate this problem, the original ionic liquids were replaced with ionic liquids able to form chemical complexes with CO2. These complexing ionic liquid membranes have a local maximum in selectivity which is observed at increasing temperatures for more stable complexes. Efforts are currently underway to develop ionic liquids with selectivity maxima at temperatures greater than 75oC, the best result to date, but other practical concerns must also be addressed if the membrane is to be realistically expected to function under water-gas shift conditions. A CO2 selective membrane must function not only at high temperature, but also in the presence of all the reactants and contaminants likely to be present in coal-derived fuel gas, including water, CO, and H2S. A study has been undertaken which examines the effects of each of these gases on both complexing and physically interacting supported liquid membranes. In a joint project, researchers at the University of Notre Dame synthesized and characterized ionic liquids, and researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory incorporated candidate ionic liquids into supports and evaluated the resulting materials for membrane performance.

  15. Determination of phthalate ester plasticizers in the aquatic environment using hollow fibre supported liquid membranes

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    Mtibe, A.; Msagati, Titus A. M.; Mishra, Ajay K.; Mamba, Bhekie B.

    Phthalates are known to be carcinogenic, teratogenic as well as endocrine disruptors. The potential risk to human and animals health generated from them has drawn great attention all over the world. Hollow fibre supported liquid membrane (HFSLM) online with high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) was used to determine benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and Diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) in wastewater. Toluene, di-n-hexyl ether and undecane were used as liquid barriers separating both donor (sample) and acceptor phase. Toluene performed much better than undecane and was used in sample preparation. The presence of toluene showed the potential for the enrichment and removal of phthalates to the concentrations ranges from 0 to 1.7 mg L-1.

  16. Development of a Supported Emulsion Liquid Membrane System for Propionic Acid Separation in a Microgravity Environment

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    Li, Jin; Hu, Shih-Yao B.; Wiencek, John M.

    2001-01-01

    Perstractive fermentation is a good way to increase the productivity of bioreactors. Using Propionibacteria as the model system, the feasibility of using supported emulsion liquid membrane (SELM) for perstractive fermentation is assessed in this study. Five industrial solvents were considered as the solvent for preparing the SELM. The more polar a solvent is, the higher the partition coefficient. However, toxicity of a solvent also increases with its polarity. CO-1055 (industrial decanol/octanol blend) has the highest partition coefficient toward propionic acid among the solvents that has no molecular toxicity toward Propionibacteria. A preliminary extraction study was conducted using tetradecane as solvent in a hydrophobic hollow fiber contactor. The result confirmed that SELM eliminates the equilibrium limitation of conventional liquid-liquid extraction, and allows the use of a non-toxic solvent with low partition coefficient.

  17. Supported Room Temperature Ionic Liquid Membranes for CO{sub 2}/CH{sub 4} Separation

    SciTech Connect

    Iarikov, D. D.; Hacarlioglu, P.; Oyama, S. T.

    2011-01-01

    Room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) are organic salts which are liquid at or around room temperature. These compounds exhibit many outstanding physical properties such as great thermal stability and no measurable vapor pressure. In this work supported ionic liquid membranes (SILMs) were prepared by impregnating pores of ?-alumina inorganic supports with various ionic liquids. In addition to membranes prepared with pure RTILs we were able to synthesize membranes with RTIL mixtures using 1-aminopyridinium iodide dissolved in 1-butyl-4-methylpyridinium tetrafluoroborate or methyltrioctylammonium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide. This combination of an RTIL with an organic salt containing an amine group dramatically improved the membrane separation properties. The SILMs displayed CO{sub 2} permeance on the order of 5 × 10{sup ?10} to 5 × 10{sup ?9} mol m{sup ?2} s{sup ?1} Pa{sup ?1} combined with CO{sub 2}/CH{sub 4} selectivity of 5–30. Although these values are comparable with the current systems for CO{sub 2} purification, CO{sub 2} permeance is still rather low for these compounds.

  18. Transport of Uranium(VI) through a Supported Liquid Membrane Containing LIX 63

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kenichi Akiba; Takuji Kanno

    1983-01-01

    The carrier transport of U(VI) has been studied by means of the liquid membrane of LIX 63 (HR) held on a porous support. U was effectively transported from the dilute feed solution (pH = 4–5) to the product solution of 0.1 M H2SO4. Its concentration in the feed decreased according to [U]f, t = [U]f, o exp (- obs ).

  19. Facilitated supported liquid-membrane transport of gold(I) using LIX 79 in cumene

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. M. Sastre; A. Madi; F. J. Alguacil

    2000-01-01

    The permeation of gold(I), as Au(CN)2?, through supported liquid membrane (LM) impregnated with LIX 79 (guanidine derivative) in cumene has been studied. A model is reported describing the transport mechanism which consists of (a) diffusion process through the feed aqueous diffusion layer, (b) fast interfacial chemical reaction and (c)diffusion through the membrane. The mathematical equations describing the rate of permeation

  20. Nitric acid transport across TBP—Kerosene oil supported liquid membranes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. A. Chaudry; I. Ahmad

    1991-01-01

    HNO3 transport across tri-n-butyl phosphate kerosene oil supported liquid membrane with or without uranyl ion transport has been studied. Parameters studied are the effect of TBP in the membrane, nitric acid in the feed solution and nitrate ion concentration in the feed solution. The flux of protons for 1 to 10 mol·dm–3 HNO3 solution is in the range of (0–25)·10–4

  1. Ultra-hydrophobic ionic liquid 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium tris(pentafluoroethyl)trifluorophosphate supported hollow-fiber membrane liquid-liquid-liquid microextraction of chlorophenols.

    PubMed

    Ge, Dandan; Lee, Hian Kee

    2015-01-01

    An ultra-hydrophobic ionic liquid, 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium tris(pentafluoroethyl)trifluorophosphate ([HMIM][FAP]) was immobilized in the pores of a polypropylene hollow fiber for liquid-liquid-liquid microextraction (HF-LLLME) of chlorophenols (CPs) (4-chloro-3-methylphenol, 2,4-dichlorophenol and 2,4,6-trichlorophenol). The analytes were first extracted from 10 ml of water sample into the ionic liquid membrane, and then were extracted back into 5 ?l of sodium hydroxide aqueous solution in the hollow fiber channel. After extraction, the acceptor solution was directly injected into a high-performance liquid chromatographic system for analysis. Extraction parameters such as extraction time, salt concentration in the sample, the pH of the sample and acceptor phase, and stirring rate during extraction were investigated. The relative standard deviations of the analytes varied from 4 to 6%. Limits of detection of <0.5 ng/ml were obtained for the three analytes. The squared regression coefficients relating to the calibration curve were ?0.9941. The proposed method was applied to the analysis of CPs in canal water. PMID:25476289

  2. Solution Phase Parallel Synthesis of 4-Aminophenyl Ethers Using a Carboxyl-Functionalized Ionic Liquid as Support

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yanqing Peng; Fengping Yi; Gonghua Song; Ying Zhang

    2005-01-01

    Summary. A small sortiment of 4-aminophenyl ether derivatives was constructed with good yields and purities via Williamson reaction using the carboxyl-functionalized ionic liquid [cmmim][BF4] as soluble support. The recovered ionic liquid could be reused for several times with similar capacity.

  3. Ultrasensitive determination of cadmium in seawater by hollow fiber supported liquid membrane extraction coupled with graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jin-Feng Peng; Rui Liu; Jing-Fu Liu; Bin He; Xia-Lin Hu; Gui-Bin Jiang

    2007-01-01

    A new procedure, based on hollow fiber supported liquid membrane preconcentration coupled with graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GFAAS) detection, was developed for the determination of trace Cd in seawater samples. With 1-octanol that contained a mixture of dithizone (carrier) and oleic acid immobilized in the pores of the polypropylene hollow fiber as a liquid membrane, Cd was selectively extracted

  4. SUPPORTED LIX-84 LIQUID MEMBRANES FOR METAL ION SEPARATION: A STUDY ON METAL ION SORPTION EQUILIBRIUM AND KINETICS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Supported 2-hydroxy-5-nonyl-acetophenone oxime (LIX-84) liquid membranes have potential applications for the removal (or recovery) of copper ions from waste streams. But, the stability of such a liquid membrane remains the major hurdle for its practical applications. Inorganic su...

  5. A supported polymeric liquid membrane process for removal of carboxylic acids from a waste stream

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    Ho, S.V.

    1999-12-31

    The removal or elimination of organic residues from aqueous waste streams represents a major need in the chemical industry. The authors have developed a new class of membrane called supported polymeric liquid membranes that are capable of removing and concentrating low molecular weight organic compounds from dilute aqueous solutions, especially those that also contain high concentrations of inorganic salts. Attractive features of this membrane process include the ability to recover the contaminants in concentrated form for either recycle or more economical disposal, low pressure (ambient) operation, simple scale-up using commercial hollow fiber modules, and ease of in-situ regeneration of the polymeric liquid. The process has shown treatment feasibility for several types of aqueous waste streams. This paper describes the laboratory development activities for treating a waste stream containing a dilute mixture of C2-C6 carboxylic acids and nitric acid.

  6. An application of supported liquid membranes for removal of inorganic contaminants from groundwater

    SciTech Connect

    Chiarizia, R. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States) Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)); Horwitz, E.P. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Hodgson, K.M. (Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States))

    1991-01-01

    This review paper summarizes the results of an investigation on teh use of supported liquid membranes for the removal of uranium (VI) and some anionic contaminants (technetium(VII), chromium(VI) and nitrates) from the Hanford site groundwater. As a membrane carrier for U(VI), bis(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl)phosphinic acid was selected because of its high selectivity over calcium and magnesium. The water soluble complexing agent 1-hydroxyethane-1,1-diphosphonic acid was used as stripping agent. For the anionic contaminants the long-chain aliphatic amines Primene JM-T (primary)., Amberlite LA-1 (secondary) and trilaurylamine (tertiary) were investigated as membrane carriers. Among these amines, Amberlite LA-2 proved to be the most effective carrier for the simultaneous removal of the investigated anion contaminants. A good long-term stability (at least one month) of the liquid membranes was obtained, especially in the uranium(VI) removal. 8 refs., 4 figs., 4 tabs.

  7. An application of supported liquid membranes for removal of inorganic contaminants from groundwater

    SciTech Connect

    Chiarizia, R. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States); Horwitz, E.P. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Hodgson, K.M. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

    1991-12-31

    This review paper summarizes the results of an investigation on teh use of supported liquid membranes for the removal of uranium (VI) and some anionic contaminants (technetium(VII), chromium(VI) and nitrates) from the Hanford site groundwater. As a membrane carrier for U(VI), bis(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl)phosphinic acid was selected because of its high selectivity over calcium and magnesium. The water soluble complexing agent 1-hydroxyethane-1,1-diphosphonic acid was used as stripping agent. For the anionic contaminants the long-chain aliphatic amines Primene JM-T (primary)., Amberlite LA-1 (secondary) and trilaurylamine (tertiary) were investigated as membrane carriers. Among these amines, Amberlite LA-2 proved to be the most effective carrier for the simultaneous removal of the investigated anion contaminants. A good long-term stability (at least one month) of the liquid membranes was obtained, especially in the uranium(VI) removal. 8 refs., 4 figs., 4 tabs.

  8. Discrete arrays of liquid-crystal-supported proteolipid monolayers as phantom cell surfaces.

    PubMed

    Wise, Amber R; Nye, Jeffrey A; Groves, Jay T

    2008-08-25

    The phospholipid bilayers of living cell membranes exist almost universally in a liquid state. This enables motion and spatial reorganization of membrane components on multiple length scales, which is an essential feature of many biological processes. There is great interest in the development of molecularly defined interfaces between synthetic materials and living cells. To this end, there is a need for solid substrate materials that can be derivatized with fluid, membrane-like interfaces. Herein, we describe array fabrication of discrete liquid-crystal areas supporting phospholipid monolayer membranes, and characterize the interactions with several different membrane surface proteins [avidin series, cholera toxin, green fluorescent protein (GFP), intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM) and major histocompatibility complex (MHC)]. Three different linkage strategies (biotin, nickel chelating lipids complexing with histidine, and the choleratoxin binding unit (CTB) associating with G(M1) are evaluated. Additionally, experiments with live immunological T cells forming active synapses at the interface exhibit the specific nature of the surface. PMID:18651693

  9. Rate and mechanism of facilitated americium(III) transport through a supported liquid membrane containing a bifunctional organophosphorus mobile carrier

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. R. Danesi; E. P. Horwitz; P. G. Rickert

    1983-01-01

    The facilitated transport of Am(III) from aqueous nitrate solutions to formic acid aqueous solutions through a supported liquid membrane (SLM) is described. The supported liquid membrane consists of a solution of a new (carbamoylmethyl)phosphine oxide in diethylbenzene (DEB) absorbed into a 48 ..mu..m thick microporous polypropylene film. The transport mechanism consists of a diffusion process through an aqueous diffusion film,

  10. Supported liquid membrane-liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis of cyanobacterial toxins in fresh water systems

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    Mbukwa, Elbert A.; Msagati, Titus A. M.; Mamba, Bhekie B.

    Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are increasingly becoming of great concern to water resources worldwide due to indiscriminate waste disposal habits resulting in water pollution and eutrophication. When cyanobacterial cells lyse (burst) they release toxins called microcystins (MCs) that are well known for their hepatotoxicity (causing liver damage) and have been found in eutrophic lakes, rivers, wastewater ponds and other water reservoirs. Prolonged exposure to low concentrated MCs are equally of health importance as they are known to be bioaccumulative and even at such low concentration do exhibit toxic effects to aquatic animals, wildlife and human liver cells. The application of common treatment processes for drinking water sourced from HABs infested reservoirs have the potential to cause algal cell lyses releasing low to higher amounts of MCs in finished water. Trace microcystins in water/tissue can be analyzed and quantified using Liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS) following solid-phase extraction (SPE) sample clean-up procedures. However, extracting MCs from algal samples which are rich in chlorophyll pigments and other organic matrices the SPE method suffers a number of drawbacks, including cartridge clogging, long procedural steps and use of larger volumes of extraction solvents. We applied a supported liquid membrane (SLM) based technique as an alternative sample clean-up method for LC-ESI-MS analysis of MCs from both water and algal cells. Four (4) MC variants (MC-RR, -YR, -LR and -WR) from lyophilized cells of Microcystis aeruginosa and water collected from a wastewater pond were identified) and quantified using LC-ESI-MS following a SLM extraction and liquid partitioning step, however, MC-WR was not detected from water extracts. Within 45 min of SLM extraction all studied MCs were extracted and pre-concentrated in approximately 15 ?L of an acceptor phase at an optimal pH 2.02 of the donor phase (sample). The highest total quantifiable intracellular and extracellular MCs were 37.039 ± 0.087 ?g/g DW and 5.123 ± 0.018 ?g/L, respectively. The concentrations of MC-RR were the highest from all samples studied recording maximum values of 21.579 ± 0.066 ?g/g DW and 3.199 ± 0.012 ?g/L for intracellular and extracellular quantities, respectively.

  11. Supported liquid membranes in radioactive waste treatment processes: Recent experience and perspective

    SciTech Connect

    Nechaev, A.F.; Projaev, V.V.; Kapranchik, V.P. [Saint-Petersburg State Inst. of Technology (Russian Federation)

    1995-12-31

    Recent experience in practical application of Supported Liquid Membranes (SLM or SUPLIM) both in the hydrometallurgy and nuclear technology has been analyzed. The results obtained allow one to consider SUPLIM as a promising technology for radioactive waste treatment. This statement is based on the evaluation of integrated socioeconomic effects, including quantity of additional chemicals, the volume of secondary technological streams and secondary wastes, simplicity and the low costs of equipment used, potential possibility to organize in situ process, and the level of the harmful impact on personnel. 35 refs.

  12. SUPPORTED LIQUID CATALYSTS FOR REMOVAL OF HIGH TEMPERATURE FUEL CELL CONTAMINANTS

    SciTech Connect

    Alan W. Weimer (PI); Peter Czerpak; Patrick Hilbert

    2000-01-01

    A novel catalytic synthesis gas oxidation process using molten carbonate salts supported on compatible fluidized iron oxide particles (supported-liquid-phase-catalyst (SLPC) fluidized bed process) was investigated. This process combines the advantages of large scale fluidized bed processing with molten salt bath oxidation. Molten salt catalysts can be supported within porous fluidized particles in order to improve mass transfer rates between the liquid catalysts and the reactant gases. Synthesis gas can be oxidized at reduced temperatures resulting in low NO{sub x} formation while trace sulfides and halides are captured in-situ. Hence, catalytic oxidation of synthesis gas can be carried out simultaneously with hot gas cleanup. Such SLPC fluidized bed processes are affected by inter-particle liquid capillary forces that may lead to agglomeration and de-fluidization of the bed. An understanding of the origin and strength of these forces is needed so that they can be overcome in practice. Process design is based on thermodynamic free energy minimization calculations that indicate the suitability of eutectic Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3}/K{sub 2}CO{sub 3} mixtures for capturing trace impurities in-situ (< 1 ppm SO{sub x} released) while minimizing the formation of NO{sub x}(< 10 ppm). Iron oxide has been identified as a preferred support material since it is non-reactive with sodium, is inexpensive, has high density (i.e. inertia), and can be obtained in various particle sizes and porosities. Force balance modeling has been used to design a surrogate ambient temperature system that is hydrodynamically similar to the real system, thus allowing complementary investigation of the governing fluidization hydrodynamics. The primary objective of this research was to understand the origin of and to quantify the liquid capillary interparticle forces affecting the molten carbonate SLPC fluidized bed process. Substantial theoretical and experimental exploratory results indicate process feasibility. The potential environmental gain from success is enormous, impacting all areas of the world where coal is burned to supply steam or direct industrial heat. Project success may lead to an integrated combustion system providing for simultaneous catalytic oxidation and hot gas cleanup of raw synthesis gas from an upstream coal gasifier.

  13. Separation of carbon dioxide from nitrogen or methane by supported ionic liquid membranes (SILMs): influence of the cation charge of the ionic liquid.

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    Hojniak, Sandra D; Khan, Asim Laeeq; Hollóczki, Oldamur; Kirchner, Barbara; Vankelecom, Ivo F J; Dehaen, Wim; Binnemans, Koen

    2013-12-01

    Supported ionic liquid membranes (SILMs) are promising tools for the separation of carbon dioxide from other gases. In this paper, new imidazolium, pyrrolidinium, piperidinium, and morpholinium ionic liquids with a triethylene glycol side chain and tosylate anions, as well as their symmetrical dicationic analogues, have been synthesized and incorporated into SILMs. The selectivities for CO2/N2 and CO2/CH4 separations have been measured. The selectivities exhibited by the dicationic ionic liquids are up to two times higher than the values of the corresponding monocationic ionic liquids. Quantum chemical calculations have been used to investigate the difference in the interaction of carbon dioxide with monocationic and dicationic ionic liquids. The reason for the increased gas separation selectivity of the dicationic ionic liquids is two-fold: (1) a decrease in permeance of nitrogen and methane through the ionic liquid layer, presumably due to their less favorable interactions with the gases, while the permeance of carbon dioxide is reduced much less; (2) an increase in the number of interaction sites for the interactions with the quadrupolar carbon dioxide molecules in the dicationic ionic liquids, compared to the monocationic analogues. PMID:24199938

  14. Summary of Liquid Propulsion System Needs in Support of the Constellation Program

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    Lorier, Terry; Sumrall, Phil; Baine, Michael

    2008-01-01

    In January 2004, the President of the United States established the Vision for Space Exploration (VSE) to complete the International Space Station, retire the Space Shuttle and develop its replacement, and expand the human presence on the Moon as a stepping stone to human exploration of Mars and worlds beyond. In response, NASA developed the Constellation Program, consisting of the components shown in Figure 1. This paper will summarize the manned spaceflight liquid propulsion system needs in support of the Constellation Program over the next 10 years. It will address all liquid engine needs to support human exploration from low Earth orbit (LEO) to the lunar surface, including an overview of engines currently under contract, those baselined but not yet under contract, and those propulsion needs that have yet to be initiated. There may be additional engine needs for early demonstrators, but those will not be addressed as part of this paper. Also, other portions of the VSE architecture, including the planned Orion abort test boosters and the Lunar Precursor Robotic Program, are not addressed here as they either use solid motors or are focused on unmanned elements of returning humans to the Moon.

  15. Formation of Self-Supporting Reversible Cellular Networks in Suspensions of Colloids and Liquid Crystals

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    Schofield, Andrew

    to separation of the liquid crystal into two compartments with different phase transformation kinetics liquid, phase separation may induce self- organizationofisotropicliquiddropletsintohighlyordered chains in the nematic phase. However, because in the nematic phase both liquids are immiscible, phase separation causes

  16. Effective Am(iii)/Eu(iii) separations using 2,6-bis(1,2,4-triazin-3-yl)pyridine (BTP) functionalised titania particles and hierarchically porous beads.

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    Veliscek-Carolan, J; Jolliffe, K A; Hanley, T L

    2015-07-01

    Hybrid materials which selectively extract Am(iii) over Eu(iii) from 0.01 M nitric acid solutions with fast kinetics and separation factors up to 160 have been synthesised. The materials consist of titania functionalised with a modified organic 2,6-bis(1,2,4-triazin-3-yl)pyridine (BTP) derivative. Both particles and hierarchically porous beads have been prepared and provide advantages over conventional solvent extraction separations. PMID:26086156

  17. Some methods of human liquid and solid wastes utilization in bioregenerative life support systems

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    Tikhomirova, N. A.; Ushakova, S. Á.; Tikhomirov, A. Á.; Zolotukhin, I. G.; Gribovskaya, I. V.; Gros, J. B.

    The possibility of stepwise utilization of human liquid and solid wastes with the purpose of an increase of a closure degree of bioregenerative life support systems BLSS and sodium chloride inclusion in the organic matter turnover was investigated On the first stage urine and faeces were subjected to oxidation by Yu A Kudenko physicochemical method On the next stage the products of human liquid and solid wastes oxidation were used for roots nutrition of wheat grown by substrate culture method Soil-like substrate the technology of which was described earlier was used as a substrate After the wheat cultivation the irrigational solution and the solution obtained in the result of substrate washing containing mineral elements not absorbed by the plants were used for cultivation of salt-tolerant Salicornia europaea plants The above-ground biomass of these vegetables can be used as a food and roots washed from dissoluble mineral elements can be added to the soil-like substrate Four consecutive wheat and Salicornia europaea vegetations were cultivated In the result of this complex technology of wheat and Salicornia europaea cultivation the soil-like substrate salinization by NaCl introduced into the irrigational solution together with the products of urine oxidation has considerably decreased

  18. Attraction of mesoscale objects on the surface of a thin elastic film supported on a liquid.

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    Chakrabarti, Aditi; Chaudhury, Manoj K

    2015-02-17

    We study the interaction of two parallel rigid cylinders on the surface of a thin elastic film supported on a pool of liquid. The excess energy of the surface due to the curvature of the stretched film induces attraction of the cylinders that can be quantified by the variation of their gravitational potential energies as they descend into the liquid while still floating on the film. Although the experimental results follow the trend predicted from the balance of the gravitational and elastic energies of the system, they are somewhat underestimated. The origin of this discrepancy is the hysteresis of adhesion between the cylinder and the elastic film that does not allow the conversion of the total available energy into gravitational potential energy, as some part of it is recovered in stretching the film behind the cylinders while they approach each other. A modification of the model accounting for the effects of adhesion hysteresis improves the agreement between theoretical and experimental results. The contribution of the adhesion hysteresis can be reduced considerably by introducing a thin hydrogel layer atop the elastic film that enhances the range of attraction of the cylinders (as well as rigid spheres) in a dramatic way. Morphological instabilities in the gel project corrugated paths to the motion of small spheres, thus leading to a large numbers of particles to aggregate along their defects. These observations suggest that a thin hydrogel layer supported on a deformable elastic film affords an effective model system to study elasticity and defects mediated interaction of particles on its surface. PMID:25069091

  19. Combination of hollow-fiber-supported liquid membrane and dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction as a fast and sensitive technique for the extraction of pesticides from grape juice followed by high-performance liquid chromatography.

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    Silva, Vanessa Dutra; Simão, Vanessa; Dias, Adriana Neves; Carletto, Jeferson Schneider; Carasek, Eduardo

    2015-06-01

    The simultaneous use of a hollow-fiber-supported liquid membrane and dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction for the determination of pesticides directly in grape juice was investigated. The detection and quantification were performed by liquid chromatography with diode array detection. The optimum extraction condition was reached by filling the pores of the membrane wall with dodecanol and using hexane/acetone as extraction/dispersion solvents. Salt addition had a highly negative effect on the extraction efficiency and the optimum extraction time was 60 min. The volume of hexane/acetone mixture and the sample pH did not affect the signal at the levels studied. Therefore, an intermediate amount of these solvents (250 ?L; 1:7.5 v/v) and pH 6 were selected. The optimum desorption condition was obtained with acetonitrile and 10 min of desorption time. The linear working range varied from 58 to 500 ?g/L (parathion-methyl), 62-500 ?g/L (difenoconazole) and 107-500 ?g/L (chlorpyrifos), with correlation coefficients ranging from 0.9980-0.9942. The limits of detection and quantification found were, respectively, 17 and 58 ?g/L for parathion-methyl, 19 and 62 ?g/L for difenoconazole and 32 and 107 ?g/L for chlorpyrifos. The relative standard deviation ranged between 3.5 and 11.2%. PMID:25808680

  20. Application of supported liquid membranes for removal of uranium from groundwater

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    Chiarizia, R.; Horwitz, E.P.; Rickert, P.G.; Hodgson, K.M. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA); Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (USA))

    1989-01-01

    The separation of uranium from Hanford site groundwater as studied by hollow-fiber supported liquid membranes, SLM. The carrier bis(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl)phosphinic acid, H(DTMPep), contained in the commercial extractant Cyanex{trademark} 272 was used as a membrane carrier, because of its selectivity for U over calcium and magnesium. The water soluble complexing agent, 1-hydroxyethane-1,1-diphosphonic acid, HEDPA, was used as stripping agent. Polypropylene hollow-fibers and n-dodecane were used as polymeric support and diluent, respectively. Laboratory scale hollow-fiber modules were employed in a recycling mode, using as feed synthetic groundwater at pH 2, to confirm the capability of the proposed SLM system to separate and concentrate U(VI) in the strip solution. Information was obtained on the U(VI) concentration factor and on the long-term performance of the SLMs. Encouraging results were obtained both with a conventional module and with a module containing a carrier solution reservoir. Industrial scale modules were used at Hanford to test the SLM separation of U(VI) from real contaminated groundwater. The uranium concentration was reduced from approximately 3500 ppB to about 1 ppB in a few hours. 9 refs., 8 figs., 4 tabs.

  1. Metal-organic framework supported ionic liquid membranes for CO2 capture: anion effects.

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    Gupta, Krishna M; Chen, Yifei; Hu, Zhongqiao; Jiang, Jianwen

    2012-04-28

    IRMOF-1 supported ionic liquid (IL) membranes are investigated for CO(2) capture by atomistic simulation. The ILs consist of identical cation 1-n-butyl-3-methylimidazolium [BMIM](+), but four different anions, namely hexafluorophosphate [PF(6)](-), tetrafluoroborate [BF(4)](-), bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide [Tf(2)N](-), and thiocyanate [SCN](-). As compared with the cation, the anion has a stronger interaction with IRMOF-1 and a more ordered structure in IRMOF-1. The small anions [PF(6)](-), [BF(4)](-), and [SCN](-) prefer to locate near to the metal-cluster, particularly the quasi-spherical [PF(6)](-) and [BF(4)](-). In contrast, the bulky and chain-like [BMIM](+) and [Tf(2)N](-) reside near the phenyl ring. Among the four anions, [Tf(2)N](-) has the weakest interaction with IRMOF-1 and thus the strongest interaction with [BMIM](+). With increasing the weight ratio of IL to IRMOF-1 (W(IL/IRMOF-1)), the selectivity of CO(2)/N(2) at infinite dilution is enhanced. At a given W(IL/IRMOF-1), the selectivity increases as [Tf(2)N](-) < [PF(6)](-) < [BF(4)](-) < [SCN](-). This hierarchy is predicted by the COSMO-RS method, and largely follows the order of binding energy between CO(2) and anion estimated by ab initio calculation. In the [BMIM][SCN]/IRMOF-1 membrane with W(IL/IRMOF-1) = 1, [SCN](-) is identified to be the most favorable site for CO(2) adsorption. [BMIM][SCN]/IRMOF-1 outperforms polymer membranes and polymer-supported ILs in CO(2) permeability, and its performance surpasses Robeson's upper bound. This simulation study reveals that the anion has strong effects on the microscopic properties of ILs and suggests that MOF-supported ILs are potentially intriguing for CO(2) capture. PMID:22433933

  2. An electrochemical gas sensor based on paper supported room temperature ionic liquids.

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    Dossi, Nicolò; Toniolo, Rosanna; Pizzariello, Andrea; Carrilho, Emanuel; Piccin, Evandro; Battiston, Simone; Bontempelli, Gino

    2012-01-01

    A sensitive and fast-responding membrane-free amperometric gas sensor is described, consisting of a small filter paper foil soaked with a room temperature ionic liquid (RTIL), upon which three electrodes are screen printed with carbon ink, using a suitable mask. It takes advantage of the high electrical conductivity and negligible vapour pressure of RTILs as well as their easy immobilization into a porous and inexpensive supporting material such as paper. Moreover, thanks to a careful control of the preparation procedure, a very close contact between the RTIL and electrode material can be achieved so as to allow gaseous analytes to undergo charge transfer just as soon as they reach the three-phase sites where the electrode material, paper supported RTIL and gas phase meet. Thus, the adverse effect on recorded currents of slow steps such as analyte diffusion and dissolution in a solvent is avoided. To evaluate the performance of this device, it was used as a wall-jet amperometric detector for flow injection analysis of 1-butanethiol vapours, adopted as the model gaseous analyte, present in headspace samples in equilibrium with aqueous solutions at controlled concentrations. With this purpose, the RTIL soaked paper electrochemical detector (RTIL-PED) was assembled by using 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide as the wicking RTIL and printing the working electrode with carbon ink doped with cobalt(II) phthalocyanine, to profit from its ability to electrocatalyze thiol oxidation. The results obtained were quite satisfactory (detection limit: 0.5 ?M; dynamic range: 2-200 ?M, both referring to solution concentrations; correlation coefficient: 0.998; repeatability: ±7% RSD; long-term stability: 9%), thus suggesting the possible use of this device for manifold applications. PMID:22076475

  3. Facilitated transport of carbon dioxide through supported liquid membranes of aqueous amine solutions

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    Teramoto, Masaaki; Nakai, Katsuya; Ohnishi, Nobuaki; Huang, Q.; Watari, Takashi; Matsuyama, Hideto [Kyoto Inst. of Tech. (Japan). Dept. of Chemistry and Materials Technology] [Kyoto Inst. of Tech. (Japan). Dept. of Chemistry and Materials Technology

    1996-02-01

    A series of experiments on the facilitated transport of CO{sub 2} through supported liquid membranes containing monoethanolamine (MEA) and diethanolamine (DEA) was performed. The feed gas was a mixture of CO{sub 2} and CH{sub 4}, and the CO{sub 2} partial pressure p{sub CO{sub 2},F} was in the range from 0.05 to 0.97 atm. Compared to the MEA membranes, the DEA membranes showed a little higher permeation rate of CO{sub 2} since the equilibrium constant of the reaction between CO{sub 2} and MEA is too large for CO{sub 2} to be released to the receiving phase rapidly. When p{sub CO{sub 2},F} and the MEA concentration were 0.05 atm and 4 mol/dm{sup 3}, respectively, the separation factor {alpha}(CO{sub 2}/CH{sub 4}) was about 2,000. It was found that if the membrane thickness multiplied by the square root of the tortuosity factor of the microporous support membrane is used as the effective pore length, the experimentally observed permeation rates of CO{sub 2} can be satisfactorily simulated by the theory of facilitated transport of CO{sub 2} through aqueous amine membranes. A method for estimating the solubilities of CO{sub 2} in the membrane solutions from the permeation rates of CH{sub 4} was also proposed. It was also found that permeation rates of CO{sub 2} through aqueous DEA membranes reported by Guha et al. were quantitatively explained by the proposed theory.

  4. Stability and efficiency of supported liquid membranes in electromembrane extraction--a link to solvent properties.

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    Seip, Knut Fredrik; Faizi, Moheba; Vergel, Cristina; Gjelstad, Astrid; Pedersen-Bjergaard, Stig

    2014-03-01

    The current work presents a large systematic screening of 61 possible organic solvents used as supported liquid membranes (SLM) in electromembrane extraction (EME). For each organic solvent, recovery, current across the SLM, and stability considerations have been investigated and correlated to relevant solvent properties through partial least square regression analysis. The five unpolar basic drugs pethidine, haloperidol, methadone, nortriptyline, and loperamide were used as model analytes. Efficient EME solvents were found to have a low water solubility (<0.5 g L(-1)) and belonged to cluster 2 of a Kamlet-and-Taft-based solvent classification system (high dipole moments and proton acceptor properties). These parameters were especially found in nitroaromatic compounds and ketones. Small molecules with low log P value and high water solubility were unsuitable, as they tended to give unstable extractions, caused by a high current across the SLM. This was often combined with substantial solvent-related interferences and the generation of an electroosmotic flow across the SLM, with resulting acceptor solution expansion. Large molecules with a high log P value were classified as inefficient. For these solvents, no current was measured across the SLM and no analytes were extracted. This is the first time systematic knowledge on the SLM in EME has been gathered and investigated, and the presented results could be highly beneficial for future development and optimization of EME. PMID:24136254

  5. Microextraction of mebendazole across supported liquid membrane forced by pH gradient and electrical field.

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    Eskandari, Mahboube; Yamini, Yadollah; Fotouhi, Lida; Seidi, Shahram

    2011-04-01

    In the present study, extraction of mebendazole across a supported-liquid membrane (SLM) was performed based on two different driving forces: (1) pH gradient over the SLM, and (2) electrical field sustained over the SLM. The extracted drug concentration was studied using reversed-phase HPLC-UV. At passive extraction conditions, mebendazole was extracted from alkaline samples (0.01 mmol L(-1) NaOH) into 1-undecanol immobilized in the pores of a porous hollow fiber of polypropylene (SLM), and then transported into 25 ?L of 100mM HCl as the acceptor solution. Under electrokinetic migration conditions, mebendazole transported under applied voltage from acidic solutions (100 mmol L(-1) HCl) through 2-nitrophenyl octyl ether (NPOE) immobilized in the pores of hollow fiber, into 25 ?L of 100 mmol L(-1) HCl as the acceptor solution. The effects of several factors including the nature of organic solvent, pH of donor and acceptor solutions, extraction time and stirring speed on the extraction efficiency of the drug were investigated and optimized. Under optimal conditions, preconcentration factors (PF) of 211 and 190 were obtained for the drug based on passive transport and electromembrane extraction (EME), respectively. Also, linear range of 0.5-1000 ?g L(-1) with estimation of coefficient higher than 0.994 was obtained for both of the proposed methods. The results showed that EME has higher speed in comparison with simple passive transport. The methods were successfully applied to extract mebendazole from plasma and urine samples and satisfactory results were obtained. PMID:21211924

  6. CO2 as a regulator for the controllable preparation of highly dispersed chitosan-supported Pd catalysts in ionic liquids.

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    Xue, Zhimin; Sun, Xiaofu; Li, Zhonghao; Mu, Tiancheng

    2015-06-23

    A controllable synthetic route has been developed for the preparation of chitosan supported Pd catalysts in an ionic liquid, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate ([Bmim]OAc), by using compressed CO2 as the anti-solvent and regulator. It was found that the dispersion of Pd particles on chitosan and the catalytic activity of the as-prepared catalysts for the hydrogenation of styrene could be tuned by changing the pressure of CO2. PMID:25985823

  7. Hollow fiber supported liquid membrane: a novel technique for separation and recovery of plutonium from aqueous acidic wastes

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    N. S Rathore; J. V Sonawane; Anil Kumar; A. K Venugopalan; R. K Singh; D. D Bajpai; J. P Shukla

    2001-01-01

    Low plutonium content acidic waste is generated in nuclear chemical facilities. Study was initiated to develop hollow fiber supported liquid membrane (HFSLM) technique for quantitative separation and recovery of plutonium (Pu) from such wastes using tri-n-butyle phosphate (TBP) in dodecane as carrier. Hollow fiber test module was fabricated using 20 lumens of 33.91cm2 surface area and 9cm length. After satisfactory

  8. Critical parameters in a supported liquid membrane extraction technique for ionizable organic compounds with a stagnant acceptor phase.

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    Chimuka, Luke; Msagati, Titus A M; Cukrowska, Ewa; Tutu, Hlanganani

    2010-04-16

    The reviews cover important critical parameters that are often optimized in a supported liquid membrane extraction technique in both flat sheet and hollow fibre designs for ionizable organic molecules. Understanding of these parameters can enable one to predict the behavior of the compound before hand and thus reduce the number of optimization experiments. Moreover, less number of experiments can be also generated using statistical techniques which are now becoming more commonly used. Supported liquid membrane extraction optimal parameters such as the conditions of the pH of the acceptor and donor phases should easily be fixed from the pKa values of the compounds. Other parameters, including the polarity of the compound can help to predict the partitioning into the membrane and the behavior of the compound. The influence of parameters such as temperature on the mass transfer in supported liquid membrane depends on the design of the module, experimental design and type of mass transfer controlling the extraction process. PMID:20096843

  9. Microwave-assisted liquid-phase synthesis of methyl 6-amino-5-cyano-4-aryl-2-methyl-4 H-pyran-3-carboxylate using functional ionic liquid as soluble support

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    Fengping Yi; Yanqing Peng; Gonghua Song

    2005-01-01

    A microwave-assisted liquid-phase synthesis of methyl 6-amino-5-cyano-4-aryl-2-methyl-4H-pyran-3-carboxylate was developed using functional ionic liquid as soluble support. IL-bound acetoacetate was treated with arylidenemalononitriles to give supported 4H-pyran derivatives. After cleavage, the target compounds were obtained in good yields and high purities without chromatographic purification.

  10. Effects of Silica Nanoparticle Supported Ionic Liquid as Additive on Thermal Reversibility of Human Carbonic Anhydrase II

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    Fallahbagheri, Azadeh; Saboury, Ali Akbar; Ma'mani, Leila; Taghizadeh, Mohammad; Khodarahmi, Reza; Ranjbar, Samira; Bohlooli, Mousa; Shafiee, Abbas; Foroumadi, Alireza; Sheibani, Nader; Moosavi-Movahedi, Ali Akbar

    2013-01-01

    Silica nanoparticle supported imidazolium ionic liquid [SNImIL] was synthesized and utilized as a biocompatible additive for studying the thermal reversibility of human carbonic anhydrase II (HCA II). For this purpose, we prepared additive by modification of nanoparticles through the grafting of ionic liquids on the surface of nanoparticles (SNImIL). The SNImIL were fully characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and thermo gravimetric analysis. The characterization of HCA II was investigated by various techniques including UV–Vis and ANS fluorescence spectrophotometry, differential scanning calorimetry, and docking study. SNImIL induced disaggregation, enhanced protein stability and increased thermal reversibility of HCA II by up to 42% at pH 7.75. PMID:22829053

  11. Determination of chemotherapeutic drugs in human urine by capillary electrophoresis with UV and fluorimetric detection using solid-supported liquid-liquid extraction for sample clean-up.

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    Del Carmen Hurtado-Sánchez, María; Acedo-Valenzuela, María Isabel; Durán-Merás, Isabel; Rodríguez-Cáceres, María Isabel

    2015-06-01

    Capillary electrophoresis was used for the rapid determination of three chemotherapeutic drugs employed to treat colorectal cancer: irinotecan, tegafur, and leucovorin, and their main metabolites (7-ethyl-10-hydroxycamptothecin and 5-fluorouracil), in human urine samples. A phosphate buffer (pH 11.34; 20 mM) was selected as the background electrolyte. A hydrodynamic injection (9 s, 30 mbar) was applied and the separation was carried out using a separation temperature and voltage of 25°C and 25 kV, respectively. A capillary with two detection windows for serial online UV and fluorescence detection was satisfactorily employed. A solid-supported liquid-liquid extraction procedure was optimized for the clean-up of the urine samples and the extraction of the analytes. Matrix effects were assessed and signal suppression was observed for three of the analytes, thus, matrix-matched calibration was used for compensating residual matrix effects on these analytes. The proposed method allows the separation and quantification of the chemotherapeutics in less than 6 min. Detection limits range between 0.01 and 0.30 mg/L. The method was satisfactorily applied to the determination of the target compounds in human urine samples, with recoveries of 92.4-107.7%. PMID:25820908

  12. Electrochemical gas sensors based on paper-supported room-temperature ionic liquids for improved analysis of acid vapours.

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    Toniolo, Rosanna; Dossi, Nicolò; Pizzariello, Andrea; Casagrande, Alice; Bontempelli, Gino

    2013-04-01

    A prototype of a fast-response task-specific amperometric gas sensor based on paper-supported room-temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) is proposed here for improved analysis of volatile acid species. It consists of a small filter paper foil soaked with a RTIL mixture containing an ionic liquid whose anion (acetate) displays a basic character, upon which three electrodes are screen printed by carbon ink profiting from a suitable mask. It takes advantage of the high electrical conductivity and negligible vapour pressure of RTILs and of their easy immobilization into a porous and inexpensive supporting material such as paper. The performance of this device, used as a wall-jet amperometric detector for flow injection analyses of headspace samples in equilibrium with aqueous solutions at controlled concentrations, was evaluated for phenol and 1-butanethiol vapours which were adopted as model acid gaseous analytes. The results obtained showed that the quite high potentials required for the detection of these analytes are lowered significantly, thanks to the addition of the basic acetate RTIL. In such a way, overlap with the medium discharge is avoided, and the possible adverse effect of interfering species is minimised. The sensor performance was quite satisfactory (detection limits, ca. 0.3 ?M; dynamic range, ca. 1-200 ?M, both referred to solution concentrations; correlation coefficients in the range 0.993-0.997; repeatability, ± 6% RSD; long-term stability, 9%); thus suggesting the possible use of this device for manifold applications. PMID:23232956

  13. Thermo-mechanical simulation of liquid-supported stretch blow molding

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    Zimmer, J.; Stommel, M.

    2015-05-01

    Stretch blow molding is the well-established plastics forming method to produce Polyehtylene therephtalate (PET) bottles. An injection molded preform is heated up above the PET glass transition temperature (Tg˜85°C) and subsequently inflated by pressurized air into a closed cavity. In the follow-up filling process, the resulting bottle is filled with the final product. A recently developed modification of the process combines the blowing and filling stages by directly using the final liquid product to inflate the preform. In a previously published paper, a mechanical simulation and successful evaluation of this liquid-driven stretch blow molding process was presented. In this way, a realistic process parameter dependent simulation of the preform deformation throughout the forming process was enabled, whereas the preform temperature evolution during forming was neglected. However, the formability of the preform is highly reduced when the temperature sinks below Tg during forming. Experimental investigations show temperature-induced failure cases due to the fast heat transfer between hot preform and cold liquid. Therefore, in this paper, a process dependent simulation of the temperature evolution during processing to avoid preform failure is presented. For this purpose, the previously developed mechanical model is used to extract the time dependent thickness evolution. This information serves as input for the heat transfer simulation. The required material parameters are calibrated from preform cooling experiments recorded with an infrared-camera. Furthermore, the high deformation ratios during processing lead to strain induced crystallization. This exothermal reaction is included into the simulation by extracting data from preform measurements at different stages of deformation via Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). Finally, the thermal simulation model is evaluated by free forming experiments, recorded by a high-speed infrared camera.

  14. Status of development and licensing support for advanced liquid metal reactors in the United States

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    Pedersen, D.R. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Gyorey, G. (General Electric Co., San Jose, CA (United States))

    1991-01-01

    The cornerstones of the United States Advanced Liquid Metal Cooled Reactor (ALMR) program sponsored by the Department of Energy are: the ALMR plant design program at General Electric based on the PRISM (Power Reactor Innovative Small Module) concept, and the Integral Fast Reactor program (IFR) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). The goal of the US program is to produce a standard, commercial ALMR, including the associated fuel cycle. The paper addresses the status of the IFR program, the ALMR program and the interaction of the ALMR program with the regulatory environment.

  15. Status of development and licensing support for advanced liquid metal reactors in the United States

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    Pedersen, D.R. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Gyorey, G. [General Electric Co., San Jose, CA (United States)

    1991-12-01

    The cornerstones of the United States Advanced Liquid Metal Cooled Reactor (ALMR) program sponsored by the Department of Energy are: the ALMR plant design program at General Electric based on the PRISM (Power Reactor Innovative Small Module) concept, and the Integral Fast Reactor program (IFR) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). The goal of the US program is to produce a standard, commercial ALMR, including the associated fuel cycle. The paper addresses the status of the IFR program, the ALMR program and the interaction of the ALMR program with the regulatory environment.

  16. Supported Phospholipid Bilayer Interaction with Components Found in Typical Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids – a QCM-D and AFM Study †

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    Evans, Kervin O.

    2008-01-01

    Quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCM-D) monitoring and atomic force microscopy (AFM) were combined to evaluate the defects created by an ionic liquid anion and a cation in a supported phospholipid bilayer composed of zwitterionic lipids on a silica surface. The cation 1-octyl-3-methyl imidazolium (OMIM+) was shown to remove lipids from the bilayer, increase the roughness to approximately 2.8 nm (~0.2 for stable supported bilayer) and possibly redeposit lipids with entrapped water. The anion bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (Tf2N-) was found to leave distinct defects within the bilayer that had large pore-like interiors which left the surrounding bilayer intact. However, the ionic liquid 1-butyl-1-methyl pyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (BMP-Tf2N) formed a film over the supported bilayer. This work demonstrates, for the first time, the direct effects common components of ionic liquids have on a supported phospholipids bilayer. PMID:19325765

  17. Diffusion coefficient of an inclusion in a liquid membrane supported by a solvent of arbitrary thickness

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    Kazuhiko Seki; Sanoop Ramachandran; Shigeyuki Komura

    2011-07-22

    The diffusion coefficient of a circular shaped inclusion in a liquid membrane is investigated by taking into account the interaction between membranes and bulk solvents of arbitrary thickness. As illustrative examples, the diffusion coefficients of two types of inclusions - a circular domain composed of fluid with the same viscosity as the host membrane and that of a polymer chain embedded in the membrane are studied.The diffusion coefficients are expressed in terms of the hydrodynamic screening lengths which vary according to the solvent thickness. When the membrane fluid is dragged by the solvent of finite thickness, via stick boundary conditions, multiple hydrodynamic screening lengths together with the weight factors to the diffusion coefficients are obtained from the dispersion relation. The condition for which the diffusion coefficients can be approximated by the expression including only a single hydrodynamic screening length are also shown.

  18. Breakup of a supported drop of a viscous conducting liquid in a uniform electric field.

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    Higuera, F J

    2008-07-01

    Numerical computations and order-of-magnitude estimates are used to describe the time evolution of a drop of a very viscous liquid of finite electrical conductivity attached to a metallic plate which is suddenly subject to a uniform electric field. Under the action of the electric stresses induced at its surface, the drop elongates in the direction of the field, and charged droplets are emitted when the strength of the field is higher than a certain critical value. A stationary emission mode exists in which the attached drop develops a conical tip and a thin jet, with small droplets emitted from the end of the jet in a process that involves the formation of a long ligament. The flow rate and the electric current carried by the stream of droplets emitted in this mode are determined by the flow and the transfer of charge in the attached drop, in particular in a small region around its tip and in a leading stretch of the jet, where the solution is nearly stationary despite the transient character of the jet further downstream. A simplified analysis of the stationary regions is carried out to elucidate the effects of the physical properties of the liquid (electrical conductivity, permittivity, viscosity, and surface tension), the volume of the drop, and the strength of the applied field. For high electrical conductivities and applied fields well above its critical value, the electrical and viscous stresses are large compared to surface tension stresses, and their balance gives a flow rate proportional to the square of the applied field. The electric current is then that of a stationary electrified jet fed with this flow rate. PMID:18764057

  19. Production of fungal antibiotics using polymeric solid supports in solid-state and liquid fermentation

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    Ramunas Bigelis; Haiyin He; Hui Y. Yang; Li-Ping Chang; Michael Greenstein

    2006-01-01

    The use of inert absorbent polymeric supports for cellular attachment in solid-state fungal fermentation influenced growth, morphology, and production of bioactive secondary metabolites. Two filamentous fungi exemplified the utility of this approach to facilitate the discovery of new antimicrobial compounds. Cylindrocarpon sp. LL-Cyan426 produced pyrrocidines A and B and Acremonium sp. LL-Cyan416 produced acremonidins A–E when grown on agar bearing

  20. A review of the supply of liquid propellants and other fluids in support of the Space Shuttle Program

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    Churchwell, Stacy E.; Bain, A. L.

    1989-01-01

    In this study, over twenty significant liquid propellants and other fluids were reviewed as to their supply in support of the Space Shuttle Program (SSP), primarily at KSC. The uniqueness of most of the products, either by their application or production characteristics, present a variety of supply issues to contend with. Each, however, is critical to the success of the SSP. It becomes necessary to formulate, and maintain, a logistic approach to assure a continued availability of each product. For convenience, two categories were established. One, labeled limited-availability, represents those products wherein they are single sourced, have production restrictions and/or there has been a history of supply problems. The other, labeled universally-available, is characteristic of those having several sources and/or having little, if any, historical supply problems. This last category was not examined in depth. Through concepts of establishing stockpile inventories, multiple supply contracts, or other arrangements, the supply of liquid propellants and other fluids can be assured.

  1. Separation of copper, zinc, cobalt and nickel ions by supported liquid membrane technique using LIX 84I, TOPS99 and Cyanex 272

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    P. K. Parhi; K. Sarangi

    2008-01-01

    Separation of copper, zinc, cobalt and nickel ions from synthetic leach liquor using supported liquid membrane was studied. LIX 84I, TOPS-99 and Cyanex 272 were used as the mobile carrier for the supported liquid membrane. From the synthetic leach liquor containing 8.97mole\\/m3 copper, 40.83mole\\/m3 zinc, 27.49mole\\/m3 cobalt, 420.51mole\\/m3 nickel and 75.677mole\\/m3 ammonium sulphate, copper was first separated using LIX 84I

  2. Silica-supported sulfonic acid-functionalized ionic liquid coated with [bmim][PF 6 ] as a scavenger for the synthesis of amides

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    Li-Qin Kang; Yue-Qin Cai; Yan-Qing Peng; Xi-Li Ying; Gong-Hua Song

    2011-01-01

    The methodology of using a silica gel-supported functionalized ionic liquid as a scavenger in the purification of parallel\\u000a synthesis products was demonstrated. Silica-supported sulfonic acid-functional ionic liquid was synthesized by etherification,\\u000a aminate, and quaternary aminate from activated silica gel and 3-chloropropyl trimethoxysilane, imidazole, and 1,4-butanesultone,\\u000a which was followed by acidification using trifluoromethanesulfonic acid and anion exchange with potassium hexafluorophosphate.\\u000a A

  3. Simultaneous determination of total fatty acid esters of chloropropanols in edible oils by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry with solid-supported liquid-liquid extraction.

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    Liu, Qing; Han, Feng; Xie, Ke; Miao, Hong; Wu, Yongning

    2013-11-01

    This study aimed to establish a novel robust method for the simultaneous determination of total fatty acid esters of 4 chloropropanols including fatty acid esters of 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol (3-MCPD esters), 2-monochloropropane-1,3-diol (2-MCPD esters), 1,3-dichloropropan-2-ol (1,3-DCP esters) and 2,3-dichloropropan-1-ol (2,3-DCP esters) in edible oils. In this method, sodium methylate in methanol was used as the reagent for the ester cleavage reaction of chloropropanols esters. The reaction products were extracted by a sodium sulfate solution, and then purified by solid-supported liquid-liquid extraction (SLE) using diatomaceous earth (Hydromatrix™) as the sorbent. Finally, the extracts were derivatized with heptafluorobutyrylim idazole (HFBI) and analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Quantification was achieved using deuterated chloropropanols as their respective internal standards, including 3-MCPD-d5, 2-MCPD-d5, 1,3-DCP-d5 and 2,3-DCP-d5. A good linear relationship between peak area and concentrations was obtained within the range of 0.025-2.000mgL(-1) with a correlation coefficients not less than 0.999 for all the chloropropanols esters. The limits of detection (LODs) of esters of 3-MCPD, 2-MCPD, 1,3-DCP and 2,3-DCP (calculated as corresponding chloropropanols) were 30, 30, 100 and 30?gkg(-1), respectively. The average recoveries of the 3-MCPD esters and the 4 chloropropanols spiked at 0.1, 0.5 and 2mgkg(-1) into blank oil matrix were typically in a range from 70.7% to 113.3%. The robust method validation data including calibration, LOD/LOQ, accuracy and repeatability and proficiency test results (Z-score: -0.5) of the official Food Analysis Performance Assessment Scheme (FAPAS) indicated that the present quantitative method could be successfully applied to the determination of total chloropropanols esters in various edible oils. PMID:24070627

  4. Liquid phase methanol LaPorte process development unit: Modification, operation, and support studies

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    Not Available

    1990-11-09

    As part of the liquid phase methanol process development program the present study evaluated adsorptive schemes to remove catalyst poisons from coal gas at pilot scale. In addition to a lab test with coal gas from Coolwater, two field tests were performed at Great Plains with live coal gas. In the lab with Coolwater, gas iron carbonyl, carbonyl sulfide,and hydrogen sulfide were effectively removed from the coal gas. The capacities of H-Y zeolite and BPL carbon for Fe(CO){sub 5} agreed well with the previous bench scale results at similar CO{sub 2} partial pressure. COS appeared to be chemisorbed on FCA carbon; its capacity was non-regenerable by hot nitrogen purge. A Cu/Zn catalyst, used to remove H{sub 2}S adsorptively, worked adequately. With the adsorption system on-line, a downstream methanol catalyst showed stable activity for 120 hours of operation. In the two field tests, it was demonstrated that the Great Plains (GP) syngas could be treated by adsorption for LPMEOH process. The catalyst deactivation observed in the first field test was much improved in the second field test after regular (every three days) regeneration of the adsorbents was practiced. The absorption system, which was designed for the removal of iron/nickel carbonyls, hydrogen/carbonyl sulfide and hydrochloric acid, needed to be modified to accommodate other unexpected impurities, such as acetonitrile and ethylene which were observed during both field tests. A lab test with a simulated GP gas indicated that low CO{sub 2} content (0.5%) in the GP gas does not cause catalyst deactivation. Adjusting the CO{sub 2} content of the feed to 5% by CO{sub 2} addition, increased methanol productivity by 40% in both the lab and the second field test. 6 refs., 25 figs., 14 tabs.

  5. Ultrasensitive determination of cadmium in seawater by hollow fiber supported liquid membrane extraction coupled with graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry

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    Peng, Jin-feng; Liu, Rui; Liu, Jing-fu; He, Bin; Hu, Xia-lin; Jiang, Gui-bin

    2007-05-01

    A new procedure, based on hollow fiber supported liquid membrane preconcentration coupled with graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GFAAS) detection, was developed for the determination of trace Cd in seawater samples. With 1-octanol that contained a mixture of dithizone (carrier) and oleic acid immobilized in the pores of the polypropylene hollow fiber as a liquid membrane, Cd was selectively extracted from water samples into 0.05 M HNO 3 that filled the lumen of the hollow fiber as a stripping solution. The main extraction related parameters were optimized, and the effects of salinity and some coexisting interferants were also evaluated. Under the optimum extraction conditions, an enrichment factor of 387 was obtained for a 100-mL sample solution. In combination with graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry, a very low detection limit (0.8 ng L - 1 ) and a relative standard deviation (2.5% at 50 ng L - 1 level) were achieved. Five seawater samples were analyzed by the proposed method without dilution, with detected Cd concentration in the range of 56.4-264.8 ng L - 1 and the relative spiked recoveries over 89%. For comparison, these samples were also analyzed by the Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) method after a 10-fold dilution for matrix effect elimination. Statistical analysis with a one-way ANOVA shows no significant differences (at 0.05 level) between the results obtained by the proposed and ICP-MS methods. Additionally, analysis of certified reference materials (GBW (E) 080040) shows good agreement with the certified value. These results indicate that this present method is very sensitive and reliable, and can effectively eliminate complex matrix interferences in seawater samples.

  6. Supported Ionic Liquid Membranes and Ion-Jelly® Membranes with [BMIM][DCA]: Comparison of Its Performance for CO2 Separation

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    Couto, Ricardo; Neves, Luísa; Simões, Pedro; Coelhoso, Isabel

    2015-01-01

    In this work, a supported ionic liquid membrane (SILM) was prepared by impregnating a PVDF membrane with 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium dicyanamide ([BMIM][DCA]) ionic liquid. This membrane was tested for its permeability to pure gases (CO2, N2 and O2) and ideal selectivities were calculated. The SILM performance was also compared to that of Ion-Jelly® membranes, a new type of gelled membranes developed recently. It was found that the PVDF membrane presents permeabilities for pure gases similar or lower to those presented by the Ion-Jelly® membranes, but with increased ideal selectivities. This membrane presents also the highest ideal selectivity (73) for the separation of CO2 from N2 when compared with SILMs using the same PVDF support but with different ionic liquids. PMID:25594165

  7. Highly cis-selective and lead-free hydrogenation of 2-hexyne by a supported Pd catalyst with an ionic-liquid layer.

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    Schwab, Frederick; Weidler, Natascha; Lucas, Martin; Claus, Peter

    2014-09-18

    A simple Pd/SiO2 catalyst which was modified with the ionic liquid [BMPL][DCA] gave an excellent yield of 88% towards cis-2-hexene in the stereoselective hydrogenation of 2-hexyne. The catalyst outperforms, even at full conversion, the commonly used lead-poisoned, toxic Lindlar catalyst and supported colloidal-based Pd as well. PMID:25069061

  8. Determination of free copper concentrations in natural waters by using supported liquid membrane extraction under equilibrium conditions.

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    Romero, Roberto; Jönsson, Jan Ake

    2005-04-01

    A method is described for measurement of freely dissolved copper concentrations in natural water samples using supported liquid membrane (SLM) extraction under equilibrium conditions, a technique denoted "equilibrium sampling through membranes" (ESTM). For this purpose, 1,10-dibenzyl-1,10-diaza-18-crown-6 as neutral carrier and oleic acid were used in the membrane phase. The main variables optimised were the carrier used to form the metal complexes, the organic solvent used in the membrane, the countercation, pH, the ligand used in the acceptor phase, the extraction time, and the flow rate of the donor phase. After the optimisation process an enrichment factor of 18.5 was obtained. Equilibrium conditions were reached after extraction for 60 min if a flow rate of 1.0 mL min(-1) or greater was used. When different ligands such as humic acids, phthalic acid, and EDTA were added to the sample solution, and sample pH ranged from 6 to 8, the results obtained for freely dissolved copper concentrations were in a good agreement with results from speciation calculations performed with Visual Minteq V 2.30, Cheaqs V L20.1, and WinHumic V. The developed technique was applied to analysis of stream and leachate water. PMID:15759138

  9. Pumice-supported Pd-Pt bimetallic catalysts: Synthesis, structural characterization, and liquid-phase hydrogenation of 1,3-cyclooctadiene

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    Deganello, G.; Duca, D.; Liotta, L.F.; Martorana, A.; Venezia, M. [Istituto di Chimica e Technologia dei Prodotti Naturali del CNR, Palermo (Italy)] [Istituto di Chimica e Technologia dei Prodotti Naturali del CNR, Palermo (Italy); Benedetti, A.; Fagherazz, G. [Universita di Venezia, Venice (Italy)] [Universita di Venezia, Venice (Italy)

    1995-01-01

    A series of pumice-supported palladium-platinum bimetallic catalysts were prepared and investigated by X-ray scattering (WAXS and SAXS) and XPS techniques. An alloy Pd-Pt was formed. The less abundant metal was found to segregate to the surface. The catalysts were tested in the liquid-phase hydrogenation of 1,3-cyclooctadiene to cyclooctene, and compared with similarly prepared pumice-supported palladium and platinum catalysts and other supported Pd-Pt catalysts reported in the literature. The addition of platinum reduces the activity and the selectivity of the palladium catalysts. Differences between the activity of these pumice-supported catalysts and the activity of previously described Pd and Pd-Pt catalysts on other supports, are attributed to the presence, in the latter, of diffusional processes. 50 refs., 4 figs. 2 tabs.

  10. Backside Calibration Potentiometry: Ion Activity Measurements with Selective Supported Liquid Membranes by Calibrating from the Inner Side of the Membrane

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    Malon, Adam; Bakker, Eric; Pretsch, Ernö

    2010-01-01

    In direct potentiometry, the magnitude of the measured potentials is used to determine the composition of the sample. While this places rather formidable demands on the required reproducibility of the associated potential measurements, typically on the order of microvolts, in vitro clinical analyses of blood samples are today successfully performed with direct potentiometry using ion-selective electrodes (ISEs). Unfortunately, most other analytical situations do not permit the sensor to be recalibrated every few minutes, as in environmental monitoring or in vivo measurements, and direct potentiometry is often bound to fail as an accurate method in these circumstances. This paper introduces a novel direction for potentiometric sensing, termed backside calibration potentiometry. Chemical asymmetries across thin supported liquid ISE membranes are assessed by determining the direction of potential drift upon changing the stirring rate on either side of the membrane. Disappearance of this drift indicates the disappearance of concentration gradients across the membrane and is used to determine the sample composition if the solution composition at the backside of the membrane and the interfering ion concentration in the sample are known. For practical determinations, the concentration of either the primary or the interfering ion is varied in the reference solution until the stirring effect disappears. The procedure is demonstrated with a Ca2+-selective membrane using Ba2+ as the dominant interfering ion. Another example includes the determination of Pb2+ in environmental samples where the pH is adjusted to a known level. At pH 4.0, H+ turns out to be the dominant interfering ion. The practical applicability of the method is shown with different environmental water samples, for which the results obtained with the novel method are compared with those got by traditional calibration using standard additions. The limitations of the novel method in terms of accuracy and applicable concentration ranges are discussed. PMID:17222030

  11. Application of ionic-liquid-supported magnetic dispersive solid-phase microextraction for the determination of acaricides in fruit juice samples.

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    Zhang, Jiaheng; Li, Min; Li, Yubo; Li, Zongyang; Wang, Fenfen; Li, Qiu; Zhou, Wenfeng; Lu, Runhua; Gao, Haixiang

    2013-10-01

    In this study, ionic liquid (IL) supported magnetic dispersive solid-phase microextraction was developed and a systematic investigation was conducted on imidazolium ILs for their extraction performance. This nano-based pretreatment procedure was then applied for the determination of acaricides in fruit juice samples for the first time. A feature of this technique is that the commonly laborious chemical modification of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) was skillfully circumvented. Because of the combination of ILs, dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction, and dispersive MNP solid-phase microextraction, the extraction efficiency can be significantly improved using commercial MNPs. Parameters of the extraction method were investigated by one-factor-at-a-time approach. The optimal experimental conditions were as follows: emulsification for 2 min by sonication with the addition of 50 ?L [C6MIM][NTf2] in the dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction step and vortexing for 90 s after adding 40 mg spherical barium ferrite nanoparticles (20 nm). The desorption time was 2 min. Good linearity (0.5-500 ng/mL) and detection limits within the range of 0.05-0.53 ng/mL were achieved. The application of the proposed method was demonstrated by the analysis of real fruit juice samples, in which recoveries between 85.1 and 99.6% were obtained. PMID:23894018

  12. Diffusional limitations in liquid-phase reactions catalyzed by enzymes immobilized on porous supports: sucrose inversion by beta-fructooxidase immobilized on IRA-93 resin.

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    Toro, L; Gaudioso, D

    1980-08-01

    An experimental procedure has been proposed to study liquid-phase reactions catalyzed by enzymes immobilized on porous supports. The kinetic behavior can be assessed by experimental runs which allow a separate evaluation of the internal diffusion, the surface kinetics, and the fluid-particle mass transfer. The method has been applied in the study of sucrose inversion by beta-fructooxidase immobilized on IRA-93 resin. PMID:7459692

  13. Transport of Americium(III) through a supported liquid membrane containing N, N, N?, N?-tetraoctyl-3-oxapentane diamide (TODGA) in n-dodecane as the carrier

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    S. A. Ansari; P. K. Mohapatra; D. R. Prabhu; V. K. Manchanda

    2006-01-01

    The facilitated transport of Am(III) from aqueous nitrate solutions through a supported liquid membrane (SLM) made from N,N,N?,N?-tetraoctyl-3-oxapentane diamide (TODGA) in n-dodecane as the carrier inside microporous PTFE membranes of 0.45?m pore size was investigated from an aqueous feed containing nitric acid. The transport mechanism consists of a diffusion process through an aqueous diffusion film, a fast interfacial chemical reaction,

  14. Analysis of the organic liquid produced from catalytic cracking of crude palm oil in the presence of alumina supported catalysts

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    Ramli, Anita; Razak, Rozlina Abdul

    2012-09-01

    Catalytic cracking of crude palm oil (CPO) was studied in the presence of alumina, 1% Pt/Al2O3 and 1% Pd/Al2O3 as catalyst. The CPO to catalyst weight ratio used was 1:0.05. The experiment was carried out in a simple liquid-phase batch reactor at atmospheric pressure where the sample was heated to 300-350 ?C. Products formed were organic liquid products (OLP) and gaseous product with the solid residue remains in the reactor. The total conversion of CPO was only between 25 - 31% where the residue is suggested to be mainly of polimerised CPO. The OLP was analysed using a gas chromatography with FID detector. Analyses show that the selectivity to liquid fuel is influence by the catalyst used whereby Al2O3 gives the highest selectivity to gasoline while 1% Pt/Al2O3 has the highest selectivity to diesel. However, 1% Pd/Al2O3 is not a suitable catalyst for catalytic cracking of CPO to liquid fuel where less than 17.5% of OLP produced could be classified as liquid fuel.

  15. Comparative Study on the Sulfur Tolerance and Carbon Resistance of Supported Noble Metal Catalysts in Steam Reforming of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuel

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    Xie, Chao; Chen, Yongsheng; Engelhard, Mark H.; Song, Chunshan

    2012-04-18

    This work was conducted to clarify the influence of the type of metal and support on the sulfur tolerance and carbon resistance of supported noble metal catalysts in steam reforming of liquid hydrocarbons. Al2O3-supported noble metal catalysts (Rh, Ru, Pt, and Pd), Rh catalysts on different supports (Al2O3, CeO2, SiO2, and MgO), and Pt catalyst supported on CeO2 and Al2O3, were examined for steam reforming of a liquid hydrocarbon fuel (Norpar13 from Exxon Mobil) at 800 C for 55 h. The results indicate that (1) Rh/Al2O3 shows higher sulfur tolerance than the Ru, Pt, and Pd catalysts on the same support; (2) both Al2O3 and CeO2 are promising supports for Rh catalyst to process sulfur-containing hydrocarbons; and (3) Pt/CeO2 exhibits better catalytic performance than Pt/Al2O3 in the reaction with sulfur. TEM results demonstrate that the metal particles in Rh/Al2O3 were better dispersed (mostly in 1-3 nm) compared with the other catalysts after reforming the sulfur-containing feed. As revealed by XPS, the binding energy of Rh 3d for Rh/Al2O3 is notably higher than that for Rh/CeO2, implying the formation of electron-deficient Rh particles in the former. The strong sulfur tolerance of Rh/Al2O3 may be related to the formation of well-dispersed electron-deficient Rh particles on the Al2O3 support. Sulfur K-edge XANES illustrates the preferential formation of sulfonate and sulfate on Rh/Al2O3, which is believed to be beneficial for improving its sulfur tolerance as their oxygen-shielded sulfur structure may hinder direct Rh-S interaction. Due to its strong sulfur tolerance, the carbon deposition on Rh/Al2O3 was significantly lower than that on the Al2O3-supported Ru, Pt, and Pd catalysts after the reaction with sulfur. The superior catalytic performance of CeO2-supported Rh and Pt catalysts in the presence of sulfur can be ascribed mainly to the promotion effect of CeO2 on carbon gasification, leading to much lower carbon deposition compared with the Rh/Al2O3, Rh/MgO, Rh/SiO2 and Pt/Al2O3 catalysts.

  16. MEASUREMENTS TAKEN IN SUPPORT OF QUALIFICATION OF PROCESSING SAVANNAH RIVER SITE LOW-LEVEL LIQUID WASTE INTO SALTSTONE

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Reigel; N. Bibler; C. Diprete; A. Cozzi; A. Staub; J. Ray

    2010-01-01

    The Saltstone Facility at the Savannah River Site (SRS) immobilizes low-level liquid waste into Saltstone to be disposed of in the Z-Area Saltstone Disposal Facility, Class Three Landfill. In order to meet the permit conditions and regulatory limits set by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Environmental

  17. Selective Recovery of Am(III) over Eu(III) by Hollow Fiber Supported Liquid Membrane Using Cyanex 301 in the Presence of Synergists as the Carrier

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    A. Bhattacharyya; S. A. Ansari; P. Kandwal; P. K. Mohapatra; V. K. Manchanda

    2010-01-01

    Lanthanide\\/actinide separation was investigated on 0.5 L scale (both feed and receiver phase volumes) with Cyanex-301 (bis(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl)dithiophosphinic acid) as the carrier using the Hollow Fiber Supported Liquid Membrane (HFSLM) technique under varying feed pH conditions. At pH 3.4, the quantitative transport of Am(III) was achieved within 15 minutes with 0.5 M Cyanex 301 as the carrier with separation factor of >100 over

  18. Rare-earth metal-ion separation using a supported liquid membrane mediated by a narrow rim phosphorylated calix[4]arene

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    M. R Yaftian; M Burgard; C. B Dieleman; D Matt

    1998-01-01

    The transport of rare-earth metal ions through a supported liquid membrane mediated by 5,11,17,23-tetra-tert-butyl-25,26,27,28-tetrakis(diphenylphosphinoylmethoxy)calix[4]arene (1) (cone conformation) in o-nitrophenyl hexyl ether (NPHE) has been investigated. The effect of the initial metal concentration, salting-out agent concentration in the feed phase and temperature as well as the carrier concentration on the flux was studied. The separation ability of ligand 1 was tested

  19. Determination of phenolic acids and flavonoids in raw propolis by silica-supported ionic liquid-based matrix solid phase dispersion extraction high performance liquid chromatography-diode array detection.

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    Wang, Zhibing; Sun, Rui; Wang, Yuanpeng; Li, Na; Lei, Lei; Yang, Xiao; Yu, Aimin; Qiu, Fangping; Zhang, Hanqi

    2014-10-15

    The silica-supported ionic liquid (S-SIL) was prepared by impregnation and used as the dispersion adsorbent of matrix solid phase dispersion (MSPD) for the simultaneous extraction of eight phenolic acids and flavonoids, including caffeic acid, ferulic acid, morin, luteolin, quercetin, apigenin, chrysin, and kaempferide in raw propolis. High performance liquid chromatography with a Zorbax SB-C18 column (150mm×4.6mm, 3.5?m) was used for separation of the analytes. The mobile phase consisted of 0.2% phosphoric acid aqueous solution and acetonitrile and the flow rate of the mobile phase was 0.5mL/min. The experimental conditions for silica-supported ionic liquid-based matrix solid phase dispersion (S-SIL-based MSPD) were optimized. S-SIL containing 10% [C6MIM]Cl was used as dispersant, 20mL of n-hexane as washing solvent and 15mL of methanol as elution solvent. The ratio of S-SIL to sample was selected to be 4:1. The standard curves showed good linear relationship (r>0.9995). The limits of detection and quantification were in the range of 5.8-22.2ngmL(-1) and 19.2-74.0ngmL(-1), respectively. The relative standard deviations (RSDs) of intra-day and inter-day determination were lower than 8.80% and 11.19%, respectively. The recoveries were between 65.51% and 92.32% with RSDs lower than 8.95%. Compared with ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE) and soxhlet extraction, the present method consumed less sample, organic solvent, and extraction time, although the extraction yields obtained by S-SIL-based MSPD are slightly lower than those obtained by UAE. PMID:25190186

  20. Separation of CO{sub 2} from CO{sub 2}/N{sub 2} mixture using supported polymeric liquid membranes at elevated temperatures

    SciTech Connect

    Jeong, S.H.; Lee, K.H. [Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Chemical Engineering] [Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

    1999-09-01

    Novel supported polymeric liquid (SPL) membranes have been prepared and shown to be applicable for the separation of CO{sub 2} from mixtures with N{sub 2} at the elevated temperature encountered in flue gas. The membranes were fabricated by immobilizing polystyrene, polyethylene, and polydimethylsiloxane into the pores of borosilicate glass supports. At 250 C, the CO{sub 2} permeability and CO{sub 2}/N{sub 2} separation factors were 3000--9000 barrer and 1.7--3.7, respectively. It was shown that polymers which have a lower T{sub g} or melting temperature than the operating temperature can be used as SPL membrane materials at elevated temperatures.

  1. MEASUREMENTS TAKEN IN SUPPORT OF QUALIFICATION OF PROCESSING SAVANNAH RIVER SITE LOW-LEVEL LIQUID WASTE INTO SALTSTONE

    SciTech Connect

    Reigel, M.; Bibler, N.; Diprete, C.; Cozzi, A.; Staub, A.; Ray, J.

    2010-01-27

    The Saltstone Facility at the Savannah River Site (SRS) immobilizes low-level liquid waste into Saltstone to be disposed of in the Z-Area Saltstone Disposal Facility, Class Three Landfill. In order to meet the permit conditions and regulatory limits set by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), both the low-level salt solution and Saltstone samples are analyzed quarterly. Waste acceptance criteria (WAC) are designed to confirm the salt solution sample from the Tank Farm meets specific radioactive and chemical limits. The toxic characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP) is used to confirm that the treatment has immobilized the hazardous constituents of the salt solution. This paper discusses the methods used to characterize the salt solution and final Saltstone samples from 2007-2009.

  2. Supported liquid extraction in the quantitation of plasma enterolignans using isotope dilution GC/MS with application to flaxseed consumption in healthy adults.

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    Edel, Andrea L; Aliani, Michel; Pierce, Grant N

    2013-01-01

    Dietary interventions involving foods that are enriched in lignans, such as flaxseed, are drawing attention due to their beneficial protective effects in various diseases and human conditions. Accurate quantitation of key lignan metabolites such as enterodiol (END) and enterolactone (ENL) is necessary in order to identify factors that may influence overall bioavailability. Here we describe the validation of a novel supported liquid extraction (SLE) method for isolation of plasma enterolignans, END and ENL, using (2)H(6)-labeled isotopes with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry in micro selected ion storage (GC/MS-?SIS) mode. Following enzymatic hydrolysis and SLE extraction with 70:30 diethyl ether:ethyl acetate, enterolignans were rapidly separated within 8min. SLE in combination with GC/MS-?SIS gave high recoveries of 96.4% and 96.0% for END and ENL. Intra-assay precision ranged from 2.5 to 5.9% for both compounds whereas the inter-assay precision was 2.6-6.9%. SLE was also directly compared to liquid liquid extraction (LLE). Both techniques offered high precision and accuracy, however, SLE consistently enabled successful analyte extractions and derivatizations, unlike LLE, which had an ?4% failure rate. SLE was also tested in a study where dietary milled flaxseed supplementation (30g/day for 1month) and enterolignan bioavailability was examined in a healthy, human population (n=10). Plasma total enterolignan levels significantly increased (P=0.002) at 4weeks relative to baseline. Average concentrations for END and ENL were 209nM and 304nM, respectively. PMID:23290922

  3. Investigation of catalysts and reactions in catalytic oxidation. III. Formation of texture of pseudoboehmites in liquid granulation of bead supports for catalytic heat generator catalysts

    SciTech Connect

    Shepeleva, M.N.; Shkrabina, R.A.; Okkel', L.G.; Zaikovskii, V.I.; Fenelonov, V.B.; Izmagilov, Z.R.

    1988-08-01

    A study has been made of the changes in texture of pseudoboehmite aluminum hydroxides during the stages of peptization and coagulation in liquid forming of Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ granules. Precipitates obtained at 291-310 K, with the morphology of freshly precipitated pseudoboehmite and with primarily coagulation-type bonds, are readily deaggregated by acid; therefore, it is possible after coagulation, to obtain granules with a uniform pore structure and high strength. With precipitation temperatures of 368-375 K and the formation of crystallization contacts in the hydroxides, treatment with acid does not result in deaggregation. By varying the ratio of the first and second types of precipitate, Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ granules with predetermined structural and mechanical characteristics can be obtained, suitable for supports of exhaustive oxidation catalysts that are used in catalytic heat generators.

  4. ?-Radiolysis of ionic liquid irradiated with helium ion beam and the influence of radiolytic products on Dy3+ extraction.

    PubMed

    Ao, Yinyong; Zhou, Hanyang; Yuan, Weijin; Wang, Shuojue; Peng, Jing; Zhai, Maolin; Wang, Jianyong; Zhao, Ziqiang; Zhao, Long; Wei, Yuezhou

    2014-04-14

    Helium ion (He(+)) beam produced by a heavy ion linear accelerator was used to simulate ?-rays for studying the radiation effect on 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide ionic liquid ([C4mim][NTf2]). The water-soluble radiolytic products of [C4mim][NTf2] under He(+) beam irradiation were analysed, and it was found that they were similar to those by ?-ray irradiation, but their amount was much less than that by ?-ray irradiation, which was attributed to the recombination of [C4mim][NTf2] radical cations in track by high linear energy transfer (LET) radiations of the He(+) beam. The extracting behaviour of Dy(3+) using irradiated [C4mim][NTf2] in combination with alkylated bis-triazinyl-pyridine (CA-BTP) was assessed, and found that the influence of He(+) beam on the extraction was less than that of ?-ray irradiation. In addition, radiolytic products have a different influence on Dy(3+) extraction at different doses; Dy(3+) partitioning decreases at 50 kGy due to the protonation of CA-BTP and the inhibition of cation exchange mechanism by radiation-formed hydrogen ions. The abnormal increase of Dy(3+) partitioning at 100 kGy is mainly attributed to the precipitation formed between Dy(3+) and radiolytic products (F(-) and SO3(2-)). PMID:24549120

  5. Liquid-Phase Synthesis of 2'-Methyl-RNA on a Homostar Support through Organic-Solvent Nanofiltration.

    PubMed

    Gaffney, Piers R J; Kim, Jeong F; Valtcheva, Irina B; Williams, Glynn D; Anson, Mike S; Buswell, Andrew M; Livingston, Andrew G

    2015-06-22

    Due to the discovery of RNAi, oligonucleotides (oligos) have re-emerged as a major pharmaceutical target that may soon be required in ton quantities. However, it is questionable whether solid-phase oligo synthesis (SPOS) methods can provide a scalable synthesis. Liquid-phase oligo synthesis (LPOS) is intrinsically scalable and amenable to standard industrial batch synthesis techniques. However, most reported LPOS strategies rely upon at least one precipitation per chain extension cycle to separate the growing oligonucleotide from reaction debris. Precipitation can be difficult to develop and control on an industrial scale and, because many precipitations would be required to prepare a therapeutic oligonucleotide, we contend that this approach is not viable for large-scale industrial preparation. We are developing an LPOS synthetic strategy for 2'-methyl RNA phosphorothioate that is more amenable to standard batch production techniques, using organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN) as the critical scalable separation technology. We report the first LPOS-OSN preparation of a 2'-Me RNA phosphorothioate 9-mer, using commercial phosphoramidite monomers, and monitoring all reactions by HPLC, (31) P?NMR spectroscopy and MS. PMID:26012874

  6. Core-Shell Diamond as a Support for Solid-Phase Extraction and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography

    SciTech Connect

    Saini, Gaurav; Jensen, David S.; Wiest, Landon A.; Vail, Michael A.; Dadson, Andrew; Lee, Milton L.; Shutthanandan, V.; Linford, Matthew R.

    2010-06-01

    We report the formation of core-shell diamond particles for solid phase extraction (SPE) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) made by layer-by-layer (LbL) deposition. Their synthesis begins with the amine functionalization of microdiamond by its immersion in an aqueous solution of a primary amine-containing polymer (polyallylamine (PAAm)). The amine-terminated microdiamond is then immersed in an aqueous suspension of nanodiamond, which leads to adsorption of the nanodiamond. Alternating (self-limiting) immersions in the solutions of the amine-containing polymer and the suspension of nanodiamond are continued until the desired number of nanodiamond layers is formed around the microdiamond. Finally, the core-shell particles are cross-linked with 1,2,5,6-diepoxycyclooctane or reacted with 1,2-epoxyoctadecane. Layer-by-layer deposition of PAAm and nanodiamond is also studied on planar Si/SiO2 surfaces, which were characterized by SEM, Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS) and nuclear reaction analysis (NRA). Core-shell particles are characterized by diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFT), environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM), and Brunauer Emmett Teller (BET) surface area and pore size measurements. Larger (ca. 50 ?m) core-shell diamond particles have much higher surface areas, and analyte loading capacities in SPE than nonporous solid diamond particles. Smaller (ca. 3 ?m), normal and reversed phase, core-shell diamond particles have been used for HPLC, with 36,300 plates per meter for mesitylene in a separation of benzene and alkyl benzenes on a C18 adsorbent, and 54,800 plates per meter for diazinon in a similar separation of two pesticides.

  7. A biological method of including mineralized human liquid and solid wastes into the mass exchange of bio-technical life support systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ushakova, S. A.; Tikhomirov, A. A.; Tikhomirova, N. A.; Kudenko, Yu. A.; Litovka, Yu. A.; Anishchenko, O. V.

    2012-10-01

    The main obstacle to using mineralized human solid and liquid wastes as a source of mineral elements for plants cultivated in bio-technical life support systems (BLSS) is that they contain NaCl. The purpose of this study is to determine whether mineralized human wastes can be used to prepare the nutrient solution for long-duration conveyor cultivation of uneven-aged wheat and Salicornia europaea L. plant community. Human solid and liquid wastes were mineralized by the method of "wet incineration" developed by Yu. Kudenko. They served as a basis for preparing the solutions that were used for conveyor-type cultivation of wheat community represented by 5 age groups, planted with a time interval of 14 days. Wheat was cultivated hydroponically on expanded clay particles. To reduce salt content of the nutrient solution, every two weeks, after wheat was harvested, 12 L of solution was removed from the wheat irrigation tank and used for Salicornia europaea cultivation in water culture in a conveyor mode. The Salicornia community was represented by 2 age groups, planted with a time interval of 14 days. As some portion of the nutrient solution used for wheat cultivation was regularly removed, sodium concentration in the wheat irrigation solution did not exceed 400 mg/L, and mineral elements contained in the removed portion were used for Salicornia cultivation. The experiment lasted 4 months. The total wheat biomass productivity averaged 30.1 g · m-2 · day-1, and the harvest index amounted to 36.8%. The average productivity of Salicornia edible biomass on a dry weight basis was 39.3 g · m-2 · day-1, and its aboveground mass contained at least 20% of NaCl. Thus, the proposed technology of cultivation of wheat and halophyte plant community enables using mineralized human wastes as a basis for preparing nutrient solutions and including NaCl in the mass exchange of the BLSS; moreover, humans are supplied with additional amounts of leafy vegetables.

  8. Microfunnel-supported liquid-phase microextraction: application to extraction and determination of Irgarol 1051 and diuron in the Persian Gulf seawater samples.

    PubMed

    Saleh, Abolfazl; Sheijooni Fumani, Neda; Molaei, Saeideh

    2014-08-22

    In the present work, microfunnel-supported liquid-phase microextraction method (MF-LPME) based on applying low density organic solvent was developed for the determination of antifoulings (Irgarol 1051, diuron and 3,4-dichloroaniline) from seawater samples. In this method, home-designed MF device was used for facile loading and retrieving of organic solvent during the extraction procedure. The extraction was carried out with introduction of 400 ?L of toluene via syringe into the MF device placed on the surface of sample solution (300 mL) containing analytes. After the extraction, extractant layer was narrowed into the capillary part of MF by pushing the device inside the sample and withdrawn by using a syringe to evaporate by nitrogen purging. The residual redissolved into 50 ?L methanol, diluted to 100 ?L with deionized water and injected into the high performance liquid chromatography with UV detection (HPLC-UV). Several factors influencing the extraction such as the type and volume of extraction solvent, sample pH, extraction time and ionic strength were investigated and optimized. Under the optimized conditions, the limits of detection in seawater were 1.4, 4.8 and 1.0 ng L(-1) for 3,4-dichloroaniline (DCA), diuron and Irgarol 1051, respectively. Enrichment factors were obtained 333, 150 and 373 for DCA, diuron and Irgarol 1051, respectively. The precision of the technique was evaluated in terms of repeatability which was less than 12.0% (n=5). The applicability of the proposed method was evaluated by the extraction and determination of antifoulings from seawater samples collected from harbors of Bushehr located in northern Persian Gulf coast. PMID:25016323

  9. Influence of Sulfur on the Carbon Deposition in Liquid Hydrocarbon Steam Reforming over CeO2-Al2O3 supported Ni and Rh Catalysts

    SciTech Connect

    C Xie; Y Chen; Y Li; X Wang; C Song

    2011-12-31

    This study was performed to elucidate the influence of sulfur on the carbon deposition in steam reforming of liquid hydrocarbons over CeO{sub 2}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} supported Ni and Rh catalysts at 800 C. The characteristics of the carbon deposits on the used catalysts after the reactions without and with sulfur were investigated by temperature-programmed oxidation (TPO), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM), temperature-programmed hydrogenation (TPH), X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Though abundant carbon deposits can accumulate on the pure CeO{sub 2}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} support due to fuel thermal cracking, the addition of Ni or Rh metal greatly reduced the carbon deposition in the sulfur-free reaction. The presence of sulfur increased the carbon deposition on both catalysts, which has a much more significant impact for the Ni catalyst. Carbon XANES study on the used catalysts revealed that graphitic carbon was dominant in the presence of sulfur, while oxidized carbon species (quinone-like carbon, carboxyl and carbonate) prevailed without sulfur. Meanwhile, the formation of carboxyl and carbonate more dramatically dropped on the Ni catalyst than that on the Rh catalyst. Our results strongly suggest that (I) the presence of sulfur can suppress carbon gasification and promote the formation of graphitic carbon on reforming catalysts due mainly to its poisoning effect on metals, and (II) Rh catalyst possesses stronger capability to maintain carbon gasification activity than Ni catalyst in the presence of sulfur.

  10. Electronic simulation of the supported liquid membrane in electromembrane extraction systems: Improvement of the extraction by precise periodical reversing of the field polarity.

    PubMed

    Moazami, Hamid Reza; Nojavan, Saeed; Zahedi, Pegah; Davarani, Saied Saeed Hosseiny

    2014-09-01

    In order to understand the limitations of electromebrane extraction procedure better, a simple equivalent circuit has been proposed for a supported liquid membrane consisting of a resistor and a low leakage capacitor in series. To verify the equivalent circuit, it was subjected to a simulated periodical polarity changing potential and the resulting time variation of the current was compared with that of a real electromembrane extraction system. The results showed a good agreement between the simulated current patterns and those of the real ones. In order to investigate the impact of various limiting factors, the corresponding values of the equivalent circuit were estimated for a real electromembrane extraction system and were attributed to the physical parameters of the extraction system. A dual charge transfer mechanism was proposed for electromembrane extraction by combining general migration equation and fundamental aspects derived from the simulation. Dual mechanism comprises a current dependent contribution of analyte in total current and could support the possibility of an improvement in performance of an electromembrane extraction by application of an asymmetric polarity changing potential. The optimization of frequency and duty cycle of the asymmetric polarity exchanging potential resulted in a higher recovery (2.17 times greater) in comparison with the conventional electromebrane extraction. The simulation also provided more quantitative approaches toward the investigation of the mechanism of extraction and contribution of different limiting factors in electromembrane extraction. Results showed that the buildup of the double layer is the main limiting factor and the Joule heating has lesser impact on the performance of an electromebrane extraction system. PMID:25109858

  11. Selective transport of copper(I, II), cadmium(II), and zinc(II) ions through a supported liquid membrane containing bathocuproine, neocuproine, or bathophenanthroline

    SciTech Connect

    Saito, Takashi (Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Atsugi (Japan))

    1994-06-01

    Some selective transport systems for heavy metallic ions through a supported liquid membrane (SLM) containing a 2,2[prime]-dipyridyl derivative ligand, 4,7-diphenyl-2,9-dimethyl-1, 10-phenanthroline (bathocuproine), 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline (neocuproine), or 4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline (bathophenanthroline), were investigated. The transport of copper(I, II), cadmium(II), zinc(II), lead(II), and cobalt(II) ions was accomplished with a halogen ion such as chloride, bromide, or iodide ion as a pairing ion species for any SLM. The ranking of the permeability of the metallic ions was Cu[sup +,2+], Zn[sup 2+], Cd[sup 2+] [much gt] Pb[sup 2+], Co[sup 2+]. When the oxidation-reduction potential gradient was used as a driving force for metallic ions, the transport of Cu[sup +] ions was higher than those of Cd[sup 2+] and Zn[sup 2+] ions for any SLM containing bathocuproine, neocuproine, or bathophenanthroline. On the other hand, in the transport system which used the concentration gradient of pairing ion species, the permeability of the Cu[sup 2+] ion decreased whereas that of the Cd[sup 2+] ion increased. Moreover, it was found that the different selectivity for the transport of metallic ions is produced by using various pairing ion species. 18 refs., 9 figs.

  12. Determination of the triacylglycerol fraction in fish oil by comprehensive liquid chromatography techniques with the support of gas chromatography and mass spectrometry data.

    PubMed

    Beccaria, Marco; Costa, Rosaria; Sullini, Giuseppe; Grasso, Elisa; Cacciola, Francesco; Dugo, Paola; Mondello, Luigi

    2015-07-01

    Fish oil made from menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) can be used as a dietary supplement for the presence of high levels of the long-chained omega-3 fatty acids, viz. epentaenoic and docosahexanoic. In this work, for the first time, two different multidimensional approaches were developed and compared, in terms of peak capacity, for triacylglycerol characterization. In particular, silver ion chromatography with a silver-ion column and non-aqueous reverse-phase liquid chromatography with a C18 column were tested in both comprehensive (stop-flow) and off-line modes. The use of mass spectra attained by atmospheric pressure chemical ionization for both LC approaches, and the fatty acids methyl esters profile of menhaden oil obtained by gas chromatography analysis, greatly supported the elucidation of the triacylglycerol content in menhaden oil. The off-line approach afforded a better separation and, thus, higher peak capacity to allow identifying and semiquantifying more than 250 triacylglycerols. Such a huge number has never been reported for a menhaden oil sample.The main disadvantage of such an approach over the stop-flow one was the longer analysis time, mainly attributable to solvent exchange between the two dimensions. Graphical Abstract Top: stop-flow Ag+-LC × RP-LC-APCI-MS plot of the TAGs in menhaden oil. Bottom: modulated detector response. Left: 2D analysis of a selected fraction. PMID:25963648

  13. Characterization and classification of seven citrus herbs by liquid chromatography-quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry and genetic algorithm optimized support vector machines.

    PubMed

    Duan, Li; Guo, Long; Liu, Ke; Liu, E-Hu; Li, Ping

    2014-04-25

    Citrus herbs have been widely used in traditional medicine and cuisine in China and other countries since the ancient time. However, the authentication and quality control of Citrus herbs has always been a challenging task due to their similar morphological characteristics and the diversity of the multi-components existed in the complicated matrix. In the present investigation, we developed a novel strategy to characterize and classify seven Citrus herbs based on chromatographic analysis and chemometric methods. Firstly, the chemical constituents in seven Citrus herbs were globally characterized by liquid chromatography combined with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-QTOF-MS). Based on their retention time, UV spectra and MS fragmentation behavior, a total of 75 compounds were identified or tentatively characterized in these herbal medicines. Secondly, a segmental monitoring method based on LC-variable wavelength detection was developed for simultaneous quantification of ten marker compounds in these Citrus herbs. Thirdly, based on the contents of the ten analytes, genetic algorithm optimized support vector machines (GA-SVM) was employed to differentiate and classify the 64 samples covering these seven herbs. The obtained classifier showed good prediction performance and the overall prediction accuracy reached 96.88%. The proposed strategy is expected to provide new insight for authentication and quality control of traditional herbs. PMID:24656543

  14. Liquid Phase Methanol Process Development Unit: installation, operation, and support studies. Technical progress report No. 10, 1 January-31 March 1984

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1984-04-20

    This extremely significant 10th quarter was highlighted by the successful shakedown operation of the LaPorte PDU. Obstacles to start-up, which included exotherms in the unit and the presence of carbonyls, were eliminated. For the successful 10-day PDU shakedown operation, 900 lb of EPJ-19LR catalyst were used. Methanol was produced from both balanced and CO-rich synthesis gas at various operating conditions, and ranged from 1.8 to 8.5 tpd. The highest catalyst productivity achieved during the run was 1.75 lb of methanol/lb catalyst-h, which is significantly higher than can be achieved in gas phase synthesis. Catalyst attrition was significant; the catalyst extrudates in the ebullated-bed reactor rapidly attrited. The catalyst formed an 18 wt % slurry by the end of the run. However, during the transition from ebullated to slurry catalyst, the PDU and catalyst performed very well, and catalyst activity remained high. Support work at CSI continued with autoclave testing of a new catalyst candidate for liquid-entrained operations, and with other miscellaneous tests for hydrodynamic characterization of catalyst powders. At APCI, a 250-h test using an ICI catalyst on balanced gas at a 37 wt % loading was successfully completed in the 300-cc autoclave. The results are very encouraging with respect to maximizing productivity on a reactor volume basis. To complete the data base on catalyst aging, a gas phase activity maintenance run was successfully conducted. The results suggest that CO may be important in catalyst deactivation for gas phase methanol synthesis. 6 references, 32 figures, 28 tables.

  15. Sensitivity enhancement in direct coupling of supported liquid membrane extractions to capillary electrophoresis by means of transient isotachophoresis and large electrokinetic injections.

    PubMed

    Pant??ková, Pavla; Kubá?, Pavel; Bo?ek, Petr

    2015-04-10

    Enhanced sensitivity for determination of basic drugs in body fluids was achieved by in-line coupling of extraction across supported liquid membrane (SLM) to large electrokinetic injection and transient isotachophoresis-capillary zone electrophoresis (tITP-CZE) in commercial CZE instrument. Twelve cm long tITP plug of 300mM ammonium acetate was formed in the separation capillary just before the electrokinetic injection of acceptor solution containing nortriptyline, haloperidol and loperamide extracted across the SLM. The tITP plug ensured efficient stacking and preconcentration of the injected basic drugs due to the tITP action of ammonium and the drugs were then separated by CZE using 5.2M acetic acid as background electrolyte. No interferences were observed from highly-abundant body fluid species (NaCl and human serum albumin) due to the excellent clean-up properties of SLMs and analytical sensitivity increased up to 340 times compared to SLM extractions coupled in-line to CZE with standard hydrodynamic injections. The SLM-tITP-CZE method was characterized by good repeatability (RSDs of peak areas below 7.8%), linearity over two orders of magnitude (r(2) better than 0.994) and limits of detection (defined as 3×S/N) between 3 and 45?g/L. Interfacing of SLM extractions to CZE instrumentation was achieved by low-cost, disposable micro-extraction devices, which can be routinely prepared in every analytical laboratory. These devices eliminated sample carry-over, minimized the need for manual sample handling and ensured fully automated determination (including extraction, injection, preconcentration and separation) of the three basic drugs in 20?L of untreated body fluids. PMID:25747667

  16. Regioselective hydrogenation of polynuclear heteroaromatic compounds catalyzed by polymer-supported transition metal complexes: initial rates, mechanism of reduction, model coal liquid experiment, role of p-cresol in rate enhancement of nitrogen ring reduction, catalytic transfer hydrogenation

    SciTech Connect

    Fish, R.H.; Heinemann, H.

    1985-06-01

    The research program focused on the utilization of polymer-supported (polystyrene-divinylbenzene, PS-DVB) transition-metal catalysts in the selective catalytic hydrogenation of polynuclear heteroaromatic compounds that are known to be present in coal and coal liquids. We found that the polymer-supported chloro(tristriphenylphosphine)rhodium(l) was the most efficient catalyst for the regiospecific reduction of the nitrogen containing ring in model coal compounds such as quinoline, 5,6 and 7,8-benzoquinoline, and acridine, and in one case, a heteroaromatic sulfur compound, benzothiophene. Interestingly, the polymer-supported rhodium catalyst was more active than the corresponding homogeneous analogue by relative rate factors of 10 to 20 depending on the substrate studied in the reduction. More importantly, a model coal liquid was found to have a relative rate of reduction of quinoline to 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinoline (THQ) that was 2.2 times faster than a similar experiment without the coal liquid constituents consisting of pyrene, tetralin, methylnaphthalene, p-cresol, quinoline and 2-methylpyridine. Further experimentation clearly showed that the model coal liquid constituent, p-cresol, was responsible for the relative rate enhancement in the highly regiospecific reduction of quinoline to THQ. Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) experiments have given some insight into this rate enhancement phenomena. We also found that 9,10-dihydrophenanthridine was an excellent catalytic transfer hydrogenation reagent in the presence of several homogeneous and polymer-supported transition-metal catalysts to transfer hydrogen to such acceptors as quinoline and acridine. We also evaluated dihydroquinoline as a hydrogen transfer reagent, since THQ has been used as a donor solvent in coal liquefaction experiments. 15 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

  17. High-Surface-Area CO2 Sponge: High Performance CO2 Scrubbing Based on Hollow Fiber-Supported Designer Ionic Liquid Sponges

    SciTech Connect

    None

    2010-09-01

    IMPACCT Project: The team from ORNL and Georgia Tech is developing a new technology that will act like a sponge, integrating a new, alcohol-based ionic liquid into hollow fibers (magnified image, right) to capture CO2 from the exhaust produced by coal-fired power plants. Ionic liquids, or salts that exist in liquid form, are promising materials for carbon capture and storage, but their tendency to thicken when combined with CO2 limits their efficiency and poses a challenge for their development as a cost-effective alternative to current-generation solutions. Adding alcohol to the mix limits this tendency to thicken in the presence of CO2 but can also make the liquid more likely to evaporate, which would add significantly to the cost of CO2 capture. To solve this problem, ORNL is developing new classes of ionic liquids with high capacity for absorbing CO2. ORNL’s sponge would reduce the cost associated with the energy that would need to be diverted from power plants to capture CO2 and release it for storage.

  18. Evaluation of solid-supported room-temperature ionic liquids containing crown ethers as media for metal ion separation and preconcentration.

    PubMed

    Hawkins, Cory A; Momen, M A; Garvey, Sarah L; Kestell, John; Kaminski, Michael D; Dietz, Mark L

    2015-04-01

    Extraction chromatographic (EXC) resins incorporating an appropriate crown ether in an oxygenated organic solvent such as 1-octanol are well established as sorbents for the analytical-scale separation and preconcentration of radiostrontium from a variety of sample types. Recent solvent extraction studies employing crown ethers in various 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium-based (CnC1im(+)) room-temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) indicate that under certain conditions, distribution ratios (DSr) for strontium far in excess of those observed with conventional organic solvents are observed. To determine if this increase in liquid-liquid extraction efficiency will lead to improved strontium sorbents, several EXC resins and sol-gel glasses incorporating di-tert-butylcyclohexano-18-crown-6 (DtBuCH18C6) in either 1-decyl-3-methylimidazolium bis[(trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl]imide (C10C1imTf2N) or the related hydroxyalkyl-functionalized IL 1-(12-hydroxydodecyl)-3-butylimidazolium bis[(trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl]imide (C12OHC4im Tf2N) were prepared and characterized. Unexpectedly the performance of these materials was not uniformly better than that of a conventional EXC resin, an apparent result of the greater viscosity of the ionic liquids and the lower solubility of the crown ether in ILs versus conventional organic solvents. PMID:25640134

  19. Catalysis of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes Supported PdxCoy Nanoparticles Prepared by a Pyrolysis Method Using Ionic Liquids as the Solvent toward Ethanol

    E-print Network

    Guo, John Zhanhu

    Method Using Ionic Liquids as the Solvent toward Ethanol Oxidation Reaction Hongwei Yang,a Yahui WangCoy/MWCNTs catalysts toward ethanol oxida- tion reaction (EOR) was examined by cyclic voltammetry (CV). It was revealed that the onset potential was ~90 mV lower and the peak current was about four times higher for ethanol oxidation

  20. Investigation of catalysts and reactions in catalytic oxidation. III. Formation of texture of pseudoboehmites in liquid granulation of bead supports for catalytic heat generator catalysts

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. N. Shepeleva; R. A. Shkrabina; L. G. Okkel; V. I. Zaikovskii; V. B. Fenelonov; Z. R. Izmagilov

    1988-01-01

    A study has been made of the changes in texture of pseudoboehmite aluminum hydroxides during the stages of peptization and coagulation in liquid forming of AlâOâ granules. Precipitates obtained at 291-310 K, with the morphology of freshly precipitated pseudoboehmite and with primarily coagulation-type bonds, are readily deaggregated by acid; therefore, it is possible after coagulation, to obtain granules with a

  1. Fermi liquids and Luttinger liquids

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H. J. Schulz; G. Cuniberti; P. Pieri

    1998-01-01

    In these lecture notes, the basic physics of Fermi liquids and Luttinger liquids is presented. Fermi liquids are discussed both from a phenomenological viewpoint, in relation to microscopic approaches, and as renormalization group fixed points. Luttinger liquids are introduced using the bosonization formalism, and their essential differences with Fermi liquids are pointed out. Applications to transport effects, the effect of

  2. Clustering effects of GM1 and formation mechanisms of interdigitated liquid disordered domains in GM1/SM/CHOL-supported planar bilayers on mica surfaces

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Shang, Zhiguo; Mao, Yanli; Tero, Ryugo; Liu, Xinli; Hoshino, Tyuji; Tanaka, Motohiko; Urisu, Tsuneo

    2010-09-01

    We have observed by atomic force microscopy that an interdigitated liquid disordered domain (ILDD) is formed in the ganglioside (GM1)/sphingomyelin (SM)/cholesterol (CHOL) bilayers on a mica surface and accelerates the formation of fibriller A? agglomerates. By studies of the mechanisms using molecular dynamics simulations, we conclude that the ILDD structure is formed as a result of the phase separation to SM- and GM1-rich domains on the mica surface induced by the effects of GM1 clustering and the interaction between the GM1 head group and the water layer adsorbed in the ditrigonal cavity on the mica surface.

  3. HANFORD DOUBLE SHELL TANK (DST) THERMAL & SEISMIC PROJECT SEISMIC ANALYSIS IN SUPPORT OF INCREASED LIQUID LEVEL IN 241-AP TANK FARMS

    SciTech Connect

    MACKEY TC; ABBOTT FG; CARPENTER BG; RINKER MW

    2007-02-16

    The overall scope of the project is to complete an up-to-date comprehensive analysis of record of the DST System at Hanford. The "Double-Shell Tank (DST) Integrity Project - DST Thermal and Seismic Project" is in support of Tri-Party Agreement Milestone M-48-14.

  4. Liquid metal pump

    DOEpatents

    Pennell, William E. (Greensburg, PA)

    1982-01-01

    The liquid metal pump comprises floating seal rings and attachment of the pump diffuser to the pump bowl for isolating structural deflections from the pump shaft bearings. The seal rings also eliminate precision machining on large assemblies by eliminating the need for a close tolerance fit between the mounting surfaces of the pump and the seals. The liquid metal pump also comprises a shaft support structure that is isolated from the pump housing for better preservation of alignment of shaft bearings. The shaft support structure also allows for complete removal of pump internals for inspection and repair.

  5. Gas separation by liquid membrane accompanied by permeation of membrane liquid through membrane physical transport

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Masaaki Teramoto; Nao Takeuchi; Taisuke Maki; Hideto Matsuyama

    2001-01-01

    A novel liquid membrane for gas separation is proposed in which a membrane liquid is continuously supplied to the feed side (high pressure side) of a supported liquid membrane (SLM) and is forced to permeate through the membrane from the feed to the permeate side (low pressure side). The membrane liquid is circulated between the feed and the strip side

  6. Integrated micro-economic modelling and multi-criteria methodology to support public decision-making: the case of liquid bio-fuels in France

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S Rozakis; J-C Sourie; D Vanderpooten

    2001-01-01

    Decision making to determine government support policy for agro-energy industry can be assisted by mathematical programming and Multiple Criteria procedures. In this case study, tax credit policy in the French bio-fuel industry producing ethanol and esters is determined. Micro-economic models simulate the agricultural sector and the bio-fuel industry through multi-level mixed integer linear programming. Aggregate supply of energy crops at

  7. Comparison of methods of liquid medium culture for banana micropropagation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. Alvard; F. Cote; C. Teisson

    1993-01-01

    Five different liquid medium culture methods for meristem propagation of bananas were investigated and compared with solid medium culture. Treatments studied were: gelled culture medium (treatment 1); liquid medium with immersion of the plants (treatment 2); liquid medium with cellulose culture support (treatment 3); liquid medium with partial immersion of the plants (treatment 4); liquid medium aerated by bubbling (treatment

  8. A supported liquid extraction-LC-MS/MS method for determination of GDC-0980 (Apitolisib), a dual small-molecule inhibitor of class 1A phosphoinositide 3-kinase and mammalian target of rapamycin, in human plasma.

    PubMed

    Ding, X; Li, F; McKnight, J; Schmidt, C; Strooisma, K; Shimizu, H; Faber, K; Ware, J A; Dean, B

    2014-11-01

    A liquid chromatographic-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method for the determination of GDC-0980 (Apitolisib) concentrations in human plasma has been developed and validated to support clinical development. Supported liquid extraction (SLE) was used to extract plasma samples (80?L) and the resulting samples were analyzed using reverse-phase chromatography and mass spectrometry coupled with a turbo-ionspray interface. The mass analysis of GDC-0980 was performed using multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) transitions in positive ionization mode. The method was validated over the calibration curve range 0.0500-25.0ng/mL using linear regression and 1/x(2) weighting. Within-run relative standard deviation (%RSD) ranged from 0.4 to 3.9%, while the between-run %RSD varied from 1.1 to 1.5% for QCs. The accuracy ranged from 96.1% to 106.7% of nominal for within-run and 96.7-106.7% of nominal for between-run at all concentrations including the LLOQ quality control at 0.0500ng/mL. Extraction recovery of GDC-0980 was between 72.4% and 75.5%. Stability of GDC-0980 was established in human plasma for 547 days at -20°C and -70°C and established in reconstituted sample extracts for 146h when stored at 2-8°C. Stable-labeled internal standard was used to minimize matrix effects. Mean pharmacokinetic parameters determined using this method for the day 1 control group in a phase I trial were: Cmax=11.1ng/mL, AUC0-inf=108ngh/mL, and T1/2=13.1h. PMID:25165011

  9. A high-performance liquid chromatography-based assay of glutathione transferase omega 1 supported by glutathione or non-physiological reductants.

    PubMed

    Németi, Balázs; Poór, Miklós; Gregus, Zoltán

    2015-01-15

    The unusual glutathione S-transferase GSTO1 reduces, rather than conjugates, endo- and xenobiotics, and its role in diverse cellular processes has been proposed. GSTO1 has been assayed spectrophotometrically by measuring the disappearance of its substrate, S-(4-nitrophenacyl)glutathione (4-NPG), in the presence of 2-mercaptoethanol that regenerates GSTO1 from its mixed disulfide. To assay GSTO1 in rat liver cytosol, we have developed a high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)-based procedure with two main advantages: (i) it measures the formation of the 4-NPG reduction product 4-nitroacetophenone, thereby offering improved sensitivity and accuracy, and (ii) it can use glutathione, the physiological reductant of GSTO1, which is impossible to do with the spectrophotometric procedure. Using the new assay, we show that (i) the GSTO1-catalyzed reduction of 4-NPG in rat liver cytosol also yields 1-(4-nitrophenyl)ethanol, whose formation from 4-nitroacetophenone requires NAD(P)H; (ii) the two assays measure comparable activities with 2-mercaptoethanol or tris(2-carboxyethyl)phosphine used as reductant; (iii) the cytosolic reduction of 4-NPG is inhibited by GSTO1 inhibitors (KT53, 5-chloromethylfluorescein diacetate, and zinc), although the inhibitory effect is strikingly influenced by the type of reductant in the assay and by the sequence of reductant and inhibitor addition. Characterization of GSTO1 inhibitors with the improved assay provides better understanding of interaction of these chemicals with the enzyme. PMID:25283130

  10. Development of hollow fiber-supported liquid-phase microextraction and HPLC-DAD method for the determination of pyrethroid metabolites in human and rat urine.

    PubMed

    Bartosz, Wielgomas; Marcin, Wi?niewski; Wojciech, Czarnowski

    2014-05-01

    A simple hollow fiber liquid-phase microextraction method for the determination of synthetic pyrethroid metabolites, 3-phenoxybenzoic acid and 4-hydroxy-3-phenoxybenzoic acid, in human and rat urine was developed and validated. A polypropylene hollow fiber tightly fitted onto a Nylon rod and impregnated with organic solvent served as a disposable extraction device. Desorption of analytes was carried out in NaOH solution, analyzed further by gradient HPLC and diode array detection method. Important factors were identified using Taguchi OA16 (4(5) ) orthogonal array design and further optimized using univariate approach. The optimum method performance was observed when 1?mL of urine hydrolyzed with 0.2?mL of concentrated HCl was further supplemented with 100?mg of NaCl and extracted for 120?min into dihexyl ether immobilized in the pores of the hollow fiber. Metabolites were desorbed into 0.1?mL of 0.1?M NaOH for another 120?min. Limits of detection and quantitation of 15 and 50?ng/mL were obtained for both analytes. Relative standard deviations of 1.6-12.6% over the linear range (50-10,000?ng/mL, r?>?0.9906) were observed. Intra- and inter-day accuracies of the method ranged from 98.3 to 109.5% and from 93.3 to 110.9%, respectively. The optimized method was applied to the analysis of real urine samples collected from rats exposed orally to cypermethrin. PMID:24347457

  11. Measurement of the azimuthal anchoring energy of liquid crystals in contact with oligo(ethylene glycol)-terminated self-assembled monolayers supported on obliquely deposited gold films.

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    Clare, Brian H; Guzman, Orlando; de Pablo, Juan J; Abbott, Nicholas L

    2006-05-01

    We report measurements of the orientations and azimuthal anchoring energies of the nematic liquid crystal 4-cyano-4'-pentylbiphenyl (5CB) on polycrystalline gold films that are deposited from a vapor at an oblique angle of incidence and subsequently decorated with organized monolayers of oligomers of ethylene glycol. Whereas the gold films covered with monolayers presenting tetra(ethylene glycol) (EG4) lead to orientations of 5CB that are perpendicular to the plane of incidence of the gold, monolayers presenting tri(ethylene glycol) (EG3) direct 5CB to orient parallel to the plane of incidence of the gold during deposition of the gold film. We also measure the azimuthal anchoring energy of the 5CB to be smaller on the surfaces presenting EG3 (3.2 +/- 0.8 microJ/m2) as compared to EG4 (5.5 +/- 0.9 microJ/m2). These measurements, when combined with other results presented in this paper, are consistent with a physical model in which the orientation and anchoring energies of LCs on these surfaces are influenced by both (i) short-range interactions of 5CB with organized oligomers of ethylene glycol at these surfaces and (ii) long-range interactions of 5CB with the nanometer-scale topography of the obliquely deposited films. For surfaces presenting EG3, these short- and long-range interactions oppose each other, leading to small net values of anchoring energies that we predict are dependent on the level of order in the EG3 SAM. These measurements provide insights into the balance of interactions that control the orientational response of LCs to biological species (proteins, viruses, cells) on these surfaces. PMID:16649778

  12. Liquid-Liquid Extraction Processes 

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    Fair, J. R.; Humphrey, J. L.

    1983-01-01

    the two liquid phases, separation will result. This is the principle upon which separation by liquid-liquid extraction is based, and there are a number of important applications of this concept in industrial processes. This paper will review the basic...

  13. Fractal Liquids

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    Marco Heinen; Simon K. Schnyder; John F. Brady; Hartmut Löwen

    2015-05-05

    We introduce fractal liquids by generalizing classical liquids of integer dimensions $d = 1, 2, 3$ to a fractal dimension $d_f$. The particles composing the liquid are fractal objects and their configuration space is also fractal, with the same non-integer dimension. Realizations of our generic model system include microphase separated binary liquids in porous media, and highly branched liquid droplets confined to a fractal polymer backbone in a gel. Here we study the thermodynamics and pair correlations of fractal liquids by computer simulation and semi-analytical statistical mechanics. Our results are based on a model where fractal hard spheres move on a near-critical percolating lattice cluster. The predictions of the fractal Percus-Yevick liquid integral equation compare well with our simulation results.

  14. Liquid membranes

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    Araki, T. (Kyoto Inst. of Tech. (Japan)); Tsukube, H. (Okayama Univ. (Japan))

    1990-01-01

    This work describes newer applications of liquid membrane systems which contain molecular and/or ion recognizing carrier compounds and the related characteristic membrane materials. It focuses on the current knowledge about chemistry, biology and related technology of liquid membranes. It reviews the most recent advances in design and characteristics of synthetic liquid membrane transport. Up-to-date topics in the analytical and separation science, plus biomimetic membrane technology are discussed.

  15. Liquid pearls

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    Bremond, Nicolas; Bibette, Jérôme

    2010-01-01

    This fluid dynamics video reports how to form liquid core capsules having a thin hydrogel elastic membrane named liquid pearls. These fish-egg like structures are initially made of a millimetric liquid drop, aqueous or not, coated with an aqueous liquid film containing sodium alginate that gels once the double drop enters a calcium chloride bath. The creation of such pearls with micrometer thick membrane requires to suppress mixing until gelling takes place. Here, we show that superimposing a two dimensional surfactant precipitation at the interface confers a transient rigidity that can damp the shear induced instability at impact. Based on this, pearls containing almost any type of liquids can be created. The video focuses on the dynamics of the entry of the compound drop into the gelling bath.

  16. Exploring Liquids

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-06-26

    Young learners investigate and observe the properties of three liquids -- water, vegetable oil, and corn syrup. They use their senses to collect data and ask and answer questions. This lesson for young learners introduces the scientific process.

  17. Micropump based on liquid marbles

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    Bormashenko, Edward; Balter, Revital; Aurbach, Doron

    2010-08-01

    A micropump based on a pair of liquid marbles coated with various powders and connected with a capillary tube is presented. The idea of the micropump is based on the difference of the Laplace pressures in the marbles. The initial stream was supported by the pressure instability developed under water overflow. The reported experiments validate the concept of the effective surface tension of liquid marbles. The micropump could be used for precise delivery of small quantities of liquids, the design of microreactors and microfluidics applications.

  18. Steam generator support system

    DOEpatents

    Moldenhauer, James E. (Simi Valley, CA)

    1987-01-01

    A support system for connection to an outer surface of a J-shaped steam generator for use with a nuclear reactor or other liquid metal cooled power source. The J-shaped steam generator is mounted with the bent portion at the bottom. An arrangement of elongated rod members provides both horizontal and vertical support for the steam generator. The rod members are interconnected to the steam generator assembly and a support structure in a manner which provides for thermal distortion of the steam generator without the transfer of bending moments to the support structure and in a like manner substantially minimizes forces being transferred between the support structure and the steam generator as a result of seismic disturbances.

  19. Liquid marbles.

    PubMed

    Aussillous, P; Quéré, D

    2001-06-21

    The transport of a small amount of liquid on a solid is not a simple process, owing to the nature of the contact between the two phases. Setting a liquid droplet in motion requires non-negligible forces (because the contact-angle hysteresis generates a force opposing the motion), and often results in the deposition of liquid behind the drop. Different methods of levitation-electrostatic, electromagnetic, acoustic, or even simpler aerodynamic techniques-have been proposed to avoid this wetting problem, but all have proved to be rather cumbersome. Here we propose a simple alternative, which consists of encapsulating an aqueous liquid droplet with a hydrophobic powder. The resulting 'liquid marbles' are found to behave like a soft solid, and show dramatically reduced adhesion to a solid surface. As a result, motion can be generated using gravitational, electrical and magnetic fields. Moreover, because the viscous friction associated with motion is very small, we can achieve quick displacements of the droplets without any leaks. All of these features are of potential benefit in microfluidic applications, and also permit the study of a drop in a non-wetting situation-an issue of renewed interest following the recent achievement of super-hydrophobic substrates. PMID:11418851

  20. Liquid-liquid critical point in supercooled silicon

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    Vishwas V Vasisht; Shibu Saw; Srikanth Sastry

    2011-03-25

    A novel liquid-liquid phase transition has been proposed and investigated in a wide variety of pure substances recently, including water, silica and silicon. From computer simulations using the Stillinger-Weber classical empirical potential, Sastry and Angell [1] demonstrated a first order liquid-liquid transition in supercooled silicon, subsequently supported by experimental and simulation studies. Here, we report evidence for a liquid-liquid critical end point at negative pressures, from computer simulations using the SW potential. Compressibilities exhibit a growing maximum upon lowering temperature below 1500 K and isotherms exhibit density discontinuities below 1120 K, at negative pressure. Below 1120 K, isotherms obtained from constant volume-temperature simulations exhibit non-monotonic, van der Waals-like behavior signaling a first order transition. We identify Tc ~ 1120 +/- 12 K, Pc -0.60 +/- 0.15 GPa as the critical temperature and pressure for the liquid-liquid critical point. The structure of the liquid changes dramatically upon decreasing the temperature and pressure. Diffusivities vary over 4 orders of magnitude, and exhibit anomalous pressure dependence near the critical point. A strong relationship between local geometry quantified by the coordination number, and diffusivity, is seen, suggesting that atomic mobility in both low and high density liquids can usefully be analyzed in terms of defects in the tetrahedral network structure. We have constructed the phase diagram of supercooled silicon. We identify the lines of compressibility, density extrema (maxima and minima) and the spinodal which reveal the interconnection between thermodynamic anomalies and the phase behaviour of the system as suggested in previous works [2-9

  1. Rotating electric machine with fluid supported parts

    DOEpatents

    Smith, Jr., Joseph L. (Concord, MA); Kirtley, Jr., James L. (Brookline, MA)

    1981-01-01

    A rotating electric machine in which the armature winding thereof and other parts are supported by a liquid to withstand the mechanical stresses applied during transient overloads and the like. In particular, a narrow gap is provided between the armature winding and the stator which supports it and this gap is filled with an externally pressurized viscous liquid. The liquid is externally pressurized sufficiently to balance the static loads on the armature winding. Transient mechanical loads which deform the armature winding alter the gap dimensions and thereby additionally pressurize the viscous liquid to oppose the armature winding deformation and more nearly uniformly to distribute the resulting mechanical stresses.

  2. Liquid Metals Research in PISCES B

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. J. Baldwin; R. P. Doerner; S. C. Luckhardt; R. W. Conn; R. Seraydarian; D. G. Whyte

    2000-01-01

    There has been increasing support for the use of liquid metals as plasma-facing materials in the fusion environment within a tokamak. In particular, they are ideally suited to application as plasma limiters or in the diverter cassette where particle and heat loads are high. Liquid metals have excellent thermal conductivity which facilitates heat removal by flow, and erosion and ablation

  3. Liquid ventilation.

    PubMed

    Sarkar, Suman; Paswan, Anil; Prakas, S

    2014-01-01

    Human have lungs to breathe air and they have no gills to breath liquids like fish. When the surface tension at the air-liquid interface of the lung increases as in acute lung injury, scientists started to think about filling the lung with fluid instead of air to reduce the surface tension and facilitate ventilation. Liquid ventilation (LV) is a technique of mechanical ventilation in which the lungs are insufflated with an oxygenated perfluorochemical liquid rather than an oxygen-containing gas mixture. The use of perfluorochemicals, rather than nitrogen as the inert carrier of oxygen and carbon dioxide offers a number of advantages for the treatment of acute lung injury. In addition, there are non-respiratory applications with expanding potential including pulmonary drug delivery and radiographic imaging. It is well-known that respiratory diseases are one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in intensive care unit. During the past few years several new modalities of treatment have been introduced. One of them and probably the most fascinating, is of LV. Partial LV, on which much of the existing research has concentrated, requires partial filling of lungs with perfluorocarbons (PFC's) and ventilation with gas tidal volumes using conventional mechanical ventilators. Various physico-chemical properties of PFC's make them the ideal media. It results in a dramatic improvement in lung compliance and oxygenation and decline in mean airway pressure and oxygen requirements. No long-term side-effect reported. PMID:25886321

  4. Layered Liquids

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    John Eichinger

    2009-05-30

    This activity involves an exploration of density. Why does oil float on water? How does drain cleaner sink down into the clogged pipe right through standing water? These questions will be answered as students make a layered "parfait" of colored liquids ba

  5. Microfabricated Liquid Rocket Motors

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Epstein, Alan H.; Joppin, C.; Kerrebrock, J. L.; Schneider, Steven J. (Technical Monitor)

    2003-01-01

    Under NASA Glenn Research Center sponsorship, MIT has developed the concept of micromachined, bipropellant, liquid rocket engines. This is potentially a breakthrough technology changing the cost-performance tradeoffs for small propulsion systems, enabling new applications, and redefining the meaning of the term low-cost-access-to-space. With this NASA support, a liquid-cooled, gaseous propellant version of the thrust chamber and nozzle was designed, built, and tested as a first step. DARPA is currently funding MIT to demonstrate turbopumps and controls. The work performed herein was the second year of a proposed three-year effort to develop the technology and demonstrate very high power density, regeneratively cooled, liquid bipropellant rocket engine thrust chamber and nozzles. When combined with the DARPA turbopumps and controls, this work would enable the design and demonstration of a complete rocket propulsion system. The original MIT-NASA concept used liquid oxygen-ethanol propellants. The military applications important to DARPA imply that storable liquid propellants are needed. Thus, MIT examined various storable propellant combinations including N2O4 and hydrazine, and H2O2 and various hydrocarbons. The latter are preferred since they do not have the toxicity of N2O4 and hydrazine. In reflection of the newfound interest in H2O2, it is once again in production and available commercially. A critical issue for the microrocket engine concept is cooling of the walls in a regenerative design. This is even more important at microscale than for large engines due to cube-square scaling considerations. Furthermore, the coolant behavior of rocket propellants has not been characterized at microscale. Therefore, MIT designed and constructed an apparatus expressly for this purpose. The report details measurements of two candidate microrocket fuels, JP-7 and JP-10.

  6. Pump for Saturated Liquids

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Elliott, D. G.

    1986-01-01

    Boiling liquids pumped by device based on proven components. Expanding saturated liquid in nozzle and diverting its phases along separate paths in liquid/vapor separator raises pressure of liquid. Liquid cooled in process. Pump makes it unnecessary to pressurize cryogenic liquids in order to pump them. Problems of introducing noncondensable pressurizing gas avoided.

  7. Chiral liquids

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zakharov, V. I.

    2015-05-01

    We review briefly properties of chiral liquids, or liquids with massless fermionic constituents. We concentrate on three effects, namely, the low ratio of viscosity ? to entropy density s, chiral magnetic and vortical effects. We sketch standard derivations of these effects in the hydrodynamic approximation and then concentrate on possibile unifying approach which is based on consideration of the (anomalously) conserved axial current. The point is that the conservation of chirality is specific for the microscopic, field-theoretic description of massless fermions and their interactions. On the macroscopic side, the standard hydrodynamic equations are not consistent, generally speaking, with conservation of a helical macroscopic motion. Imposing extra constraints on the hydrodynamics might resolve this "clash-of-symmetries" paradox.

  8. Bearing for liquid metal pump

    DOEpatents

    Dickinson, Robert J. (Shaler Township, Allegheny County, PA); Wasko, John (Plum Borough, PA); Pennell, William E. (Unity Township, Allegheny County, PA)

    1984-01-01

    A liquid metal pump bearing support comprises a series of tangentially oriented spokes that connect the bearing cylinder to the pump internals structure. The spokes may be arranged in a plurality of planes extending from the bearing cylinder to the pump internals with the spokes in one plane being arranged alternately with those in the next plane. The bearing support structure provides the pump with sufficient lateral support for the bearing structure together with the capability of accommodating differential thermal expansion without adversely affecting pump performance.

  9. Liquid air mixing system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Martin, Robert B. (Inventor)

    1997-01-01

    A device for mixing liquid nitrogen and liquid oxygen to form liquid air. The mixing device consists of a tube for transferring liquid oxygen positioned within a tube for transferring liquid nitrogen. Supply vessels for liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen are equally pressurized and connected to the appropriate tubes. Liquid oxygen and nitrogen flow from the supply vessels through the respective tubes and are mixed to form liquid air upon exiting the outlets of the tube. The resulting liquid air is transferred to a holding vessel.

  10. Size fractionation of DNA fragments by liquid-liquid chromatography

    PubMed Central

    Müller, Werner; Schuetz, Hans-Jürgen; Guerrier-Takada, Cecilia; Cole, Patricia E.; Potts, Russell

    1979-01-01

    A methods for the fractionation of double-stranded DNA fragments from 150 to 22000 b.p. in size by liquid-liquid chromatography is described. The procedure makes use of the fact that the partitioning of DNA in a polyethylene glycol-dextran system is size dependent and can be altered by alkali metal cations. Cellulose or celite are used as supports for the stationary, dextran-rich phase. Examples show the fractionation of digests of T7 DNA produced by Dpn II and Hind II restriction endonucleases as well as ? DNA digests produced by Hind III and Eco RI restriction endonucleases. Images PMID:160546

  11. Liquid Rainbow

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)

    2004-01-01

    In this density activity, students determine the relative densities of five liquids and layer them atop one another in a straw. Directions for conducting the activity are included in addition to lists of the science process skills, complex reasoning strategies, and National Science Education Standards that relate to it. A brief explanation of the activity's science content and an assessment idea are also provided. This activity is part of a set called Whelmers that were designed to inspire students to think about science concepts.

  12. Liquid electrode

    DOEpatents

    Ekechukwu, A.A.

    1994-07-05

    A dropping electrolyte electrode is described for use in electrochemical analysis of non-polar sample solutions, such as benzene or cyclohexane. The liquid electrode, preferably an aqueous salt solution immiscible in the sample solution, is introduced into the solution in dropwise fashion from a capillary. The electrolyte is introduced at a known rate, thus, the droplets each have the same volume and surface area. The electrode is used in making standard electrochemical measurements in order to determine properties of non-polar sample solutions. 2 figures.

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  14. One-dimensional fermions with neither Luttinger-liquid nor Fermi-liquid behavior.

    PubMed

    Rozhkov, A V

    2014-03-14

    It is well known that, generically, one-dimensional interacting fermions cannot be described in terms of a Fermi liquid. Instead, they present a different phenomenology, that of a Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid: the Landau quasiparticles are ill defined, and the fermion occupation number is continuous at the Fermi energy. We demonstrate that suitable fine tuning of the interaction between fermions can stabilize a peculiar state of one-dimensional matter, which is dissimilar to both Tomonaga-Luttinger and Fermi liquids. We propose to call this state a quasi-Fermi liquid. Technically speaking, such a liquid exists only when the fermion interaction is irrelevant (in the renormalization group sense). The quasi-Fermi liquid exhibits the properties of both a Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid and a Fermi liquid. Similar to a Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid, no finite-momentum quasiparticles are supported by the quasi-Fermi liquid; on the other hand, its fermion occupation number demonstrates a finite discontinuity at the Fermi energy, which is a hallmark feature of a Fermi liquid. A possible realization of the quasi-Fermi liquid with the help of cold atoms in an optical trap is discussed. PMID:24679312

  15. Guidance Document Cryogenic Liquids

    E-print Network

    are liquid nitrogen, liquid argon and liquid helium. The different cryogens become liquids under different oxygen could produce an oxygen-rich atmosphere which could accelerate combustion of other materials cryogenic liquid. But materials such as carbon steel, plastic and rubber become brittle and may fracture

  16. The separation of glycerides by liquid-liquid column partition chromatography

    Microsoft Academic Search

    B. C. Black; E. G. Hammond

    1963-01-01

    A liquid-liquid partition chromatography method was developed to separate triglycerides. The solvent was a two phase mixture\\u000a of acetone, heptane, and water supported on silane treated celite. A study was made of the best means for equilibrating the\\u000a solvents and support, packing the column, and introducing the sample. The effect of various operating variables such as flow\\u000a rate, sample size,

  17. Vapor liquid solid-hydride vapor phase epitaxy (VLS-HVPE) growth of ultra-long defect-free GaAs nanowires: Ab initio simulations supporting center nucleation

    SciTech Connect

    André, Yamina, E-mail: yamina.andre@univ-bpclermont.fr; Lekhal, Kaddour; Hoggan, Philip; Avit, Geoffrey; Réda Ramdani, M.; Monier, Guillaume; Colas, David; Ajib, Rabih; Castelluci, Dominique; Gil, Evelyne [Clermont Université, Université Blaise Pascal, Institut Pascal, BP 10448, F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand (France); CNRS, UMR6602, Institut Pascal, F-63171 Aubière (France); Cadiz, Fabian; Rowe, Alistair; Paget, Daniel [Physique de la matière condensée, Ecole Polytechnique CNRS, Palaiseau (France); Petit, Elodie [Clermont Université, Université Blaise Pascal, Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand, BP 10448, F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand (France); CNRS, UMR 6296, ICCF, F-63171 Aubière (France); Leroux, Christine [Université de Toulon, IM2NP, Bât. R, B.P. 20132, 83957 La Garde Cedex (France); CNRS, UMR 7334, 83957 La Garde Cedex (France); Trassoudaine, Agnès [Clermont Université, Université Blaise Pascal, Institut Pascal, BP 10448, F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand (France); CNRS, UMR6602, Institut Pascal, F-63171 Aubière (France); Clermont Université, Université d’Auvergne, BP 10448, F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand (France)

    2014-05-21

    High aspect ratio, rod-like and single crystal phase GaAs nanowires (NWs) were grown by gold catalyst-assisted hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE). High resolution transmission electron microscopy and micro-Raman spectroscopy revealed polytypism-free zinc blende (ZB) NWs over lengths of several tens of micrometers for a mean diameter of 50 nm. Micro-photoluminescence studies of individual NWs showed linewidths smaller than those reported elsewhere which is consistent with the crystalline quality of the NWs. HVPE makes use of chloride growth precursors GaCl of which high decomposition frequency after adsorption onto the liquid droplet catalysts, favors a direct and rapid introduction of the Ga atoms from the vapor phase into the droplets. High influxes of Ga and As species then yield high axial growth rate of more than 100 ?m/h. The diffusion of the Ga atoms in the liquid droplet towards the interface between the liquid and the solid nanowire was investigated by using density functional theory calculations. The diffusion coefficient of Ga atoms was estimated to be 3 × 10{sup ?9} m{sup 2}/s. The fast diffusion of Ga in the droplet favors nucleation at the liquid-solid line interface at the center of the NW. This is further evidence, provided by an alternative epitaxial method with respect to metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy and molecular beam epitaxy, of the current assumption which states that this type of nucleation should always lead to the formation of the ZB cubic phase.

  18. Supporting computer supported cooperative work

    E-print Network

    Sahay, Sundeep

    Supporting computer supported cooperative work A case study from telemedicine Margunn Johansena study of a video-based telemedicine project - the DIMedS project (Development of Interactive Medical. Keywords: telemedicine, network, multimedia, support Keywords: HB20, CA10, CA14 Introduction Multimedia

  19. Carbon supports from natural organic materials and carbon-supported palladium catalysts

    SciTech Connect

    Kuznetsov, B.N. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Krasnoyarsk (Russian Federation)

    2007-07-15

    Experimental data are presented concerning the influence of preparation conditions on the pore structure of carbon supports obtained from different types of plant biomass, thermally expanded graphites, and chemically modified anthracites, on the distribution and particle size of supported palladium, and on the activity of the supported catalyst in the liquid-phase hydrogenation of hex-1-ene and cyclohexene.

  20. Survival of Mammals Breathing Organic Liquids Equilibrated with Oxygen at Atmospheric Pressure

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Leland C. Clark Jr.; Frank Gollan

    1966-01-01

    Because oxygen and carbon dioxide are very soluble in certain silicone oils and fluorocarbon liquids, these liquids will support respiration of mammals. Mice and cats respiring silicone oil die shortly after return to air breathing, while those breathing fluorocarbon survive for weeks. The respiration of mice is optimally supported by these organic liquids at about 20 degrees C. In cats,

  1. Liquid Crystal Devices.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bradshaw, Madeline J.

    1983-01-01

    The nature of liquid crystals and several important liquid crystal devices are described. Ideas for practical experiments to illustrate the properties of liquid crystals and their operation in devices are also described. (Author/JN)

  2. Liquid Crystal Inquiries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Marroum, Renata-Maria

    1996-01-01

    Discusses the properties and classification of liquid crystals. Presents a simple experiment that illustrates the structure of liquid crystals and the differences between the various phases liquid crystals can assume. (JRH)

  3. Liquid foams of graphene

    E-print Network

    Alcazar Jorba, Daniel

    2012-01-01

    Liquid foams are dispersions of bubbles in a liquid. Bubbles are stabilized by foaming agents that position at the interface between the gas and the liquid. Most foaming agents, such as the commonly used sodium dodecylsulfate, ...

  4. Lacerations - liquid bandage

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    Skin adhesives; Tissue adhesive ... the cut is minor, a liquid bandage (liquid adhesive) can be used on the cut to close ... bandage is quick and painless to apply. Skin adhesives, or liquid bandages, seal the cut closed after ...

  5. Liquid-liquid-solid transition in viscoelastic liquids

    PubMed Central

    Zubelewicz, Aleksander

    2013-01-01

    Liquid-liquid-solid transitions (LLST) are known to occur in confined liquids, exist in supercooled liquids and emerge in liquids driven from equilibrium. Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations claim many successes in forecasting the phenomena. The transitions are also studied in the framework of thermodynamics based methods and minimalistic models. In here, the proposed approach is derived in the framework of continuum and includes spatial and temporal dynamic heterogeneities; the approach is meant to capture the material behavior at small scales. We conjecture that the liquid-like and solid-like behaviors are dissimilar enough for the two to be governed by different constitutive relations. In this way, we gain additional degree of freedom, which is found essential when predicting the transitional phenomena. As a result, we derive the LLST criteria for liquids in equilibrium, during steady flow and at transient conditions. Lastly, we forecast short-lived LLSTs in human blood during cardiac cycle. PMID:23429528

  6. Control of plasma-liquid interaction of atmospheric DC glow discharge using liquid electrode

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    Shirai, Naoki; Aoki, Ryuta; Nito, Aihito; Aoki, Takuya; Uchida, Satoshi; Tochikubo, Fumiyoshi

    2014-10-01

    Atmospheric plasma in contact with liquid have a variety of interesting phenomena and applications. Previously, we investigated the fundamental characteristics of an atmospheric dc glow discharge using a liquid electrode with a miniature helium flow. We tried to control the plasma-liquid interaction by changing the plasma parameter such as gas species, liquid, and applied voltage. Sheath flow system enables another gas (N2, O2, Ar) flow to around the helium core flow. It can control the gas species around the discharge. When liquid (NaCl aq.) cathode DC discharge is generated, Na emission (588 nm) can be observed from liquid surface with increasing discharge current. Na emission strongly depends on the discharge current and liquid temperature. However, when Ar sheath flow is used, the intensity of Na becomes weak. When liquid anode DC discharge is generated, self-organized luminous pattern formation can be observed at the liquid surface. The pattern depends on existence of oxygen gas in gap. By changing the oxygen gas ratio in the gap, variety of pattern formation can be observed. The discharge in contact with liquid also can be used for synthesis of metal nanoparticles at plasma-liquid interface. Size and shape of nanoparticles depend on discharge gases. This work was supported financially in part by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (No 21110007) from MEXT, Japan.

  7. Poisoning of resin supported catalyst

    SciTech Connect

    Hunter, D.L.; Moore, S.E.

    1987-02-10

    A method is described of enhancing performance of a combined hydroformylation/reduction reaction of an olefin liquid feed in the presence of a resin-supported transition metal complex catalyst. The method comprises: (a) preparing a resin-supported transition metal complex catalyst for use in a combined hydroformylation/reduction reaction substantially free of halides and halide salts in the metal complex catalyst; and (b) introducing an olefin liquid feed to the resin-supported catalyst for conducting a combined hydroformylation/reduction reaction, in the presence of CO and H/sub 2/. The olefin feed has a specified maximum limit of halide concentration sufficiently low to enable continued indefinite operation of the combined hydroformylation/reduction reaction process without halide poisoning.

  8. Family Support.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wieck, Colleen, Ed.; McBride, Marijo, Ed.

    1990-01-01

    This "Feature Issue" of the quarterly journal "Impact" presents 19 brief articles on family support systems in the United States for persons with developmental disabilities and their families. Emphasis is on provisions of Public Law 99-457. Articles include: "Family Support in the United States: Setting a Course for the 1990s" (James Knoll);…

  9. Thermal support for scale support

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    Dean, W. G.

    1976-01-01

    The thermal design work completed for the Thermal Protection System (TPS) of the Space Shuttle System (TPS) of the space shuttle vehicle was documented. This work was divided into three phases, the first two of which reported in previous documents. About 22 separate tasks were completed in phase III, such as: hot gas facility (HGF) support, guarded tank support, shuttle external tank (ET) thermal design handbook support, etc.

  10. Liquid annulus

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    Ludewig, Hans

    1991-01-01

    It is shown that the specific impulse varies with the square root of the temperature and inversely with the square root of the molecular weight of the propellant. Typical values for specific impulse corresponding to various rocket concepts are shown. The Liquid Annulus core concept consists of a fuel element which will be arranged in a moderator block. The advantages as seen for the system are: high specific impulse; structural material will all run at low temperature; and lower fission product inventory because of evaporation. It is felt that this concept is worth at least a first look because of the promise of very high specific impulse. Because of the low thrust, one would probably need a cluster of engines. This is not necessarily bad because there would be some redundancy, but because of the low thrust one might have to refuel while running. Depending on the fuel vaporization, material can be included in the uranium that is injected as one is running along.

  11. Minimizing liquid contaminants in natural gas liquids

    SciTech Connect

    Brown, R.L. [Pall Industrial Process Filtration, East Hills, NY (United States); Wines, T.H. [Pall Scientific and Laboratory Services, Port Washington, NY (United States); Williamson, K.M. [Pall Process Equipment Development, Cortland, NY (United States)

    1996-12-31

    In processing natural gas liquids, significant contamination occurs with liquid dispersions and emulsions. Natural gas liquids (NGL) and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) streams are treated with caustic to remove residual organic sulfur compounds such as mercaptans and with amines to remove hydrogen sulfide. In both cases a liquid/liquid contactor is used. Significant amounts of the caustic or amine can be carried over into the product stream in process units that are running at rates above design capacity, are treating high sulfur feed stocks, or have other operational problems. The carried over liquid results in off-spec products, excessive loses of caustic or amine, and can cause operating problems in downstream processes. In addition, water is a significant contaminant which can cause LPG and natural gasoline to be off-specification. This paper discusses a new technique for separating very stable liquid dispersions of caustic, amine, or water from natural gas liquids using liquid/liquid cartridge coalescers constructed with specially formulated polymer and fluoropolymer medium with enhanced surface properties. In addition, factors influencing the coalescer mechanism will be discussed including interfacial tension, concentration of surface active compounds, steric repulsion, and electrostatic charge affects. Results from field tests, operating data from commercial installations, and economic benefits will also be presented.

  12. Liquid-phase sintering of ceramics

    SciTech Connect

    Marion, J.E.; Hsueh, C.H.; Evans, A.G.

    1987-10-01

    Expressions for the sintering rate in liquid-phase sintering are derived for coupled-interface dissolution and liquid-phase diffusion. The analysis reveals the important role of stress gradients in the grain boundary phase and also shows that such gradients cannot be supplied by liquid-phase flow. Stress-supporting structure in the grain boundary phase is thus implied. The probable existence of such structure is revealed by diffuse dark-field scattering studies, using transmission electron microscopy, on partially sintered alumina/anorthite bodies.

  13. Bulk Viscosity of Liquids

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nishio Hirai; Henry Eyring

    1958-01-01

    The mechanisms for bulk viscosity are different between associated and nonassociated liquids. Here, a new mechanism for bulk viscosity is proposed from the standpoint of the hole theory of liquids and the rate process theory. This mechanism can explain the temperature and pressure dependencies of acoustic absorption for associated liquids and very viscous nonassociated liquids.

  14. Liquidity and capital structure

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marc L. Lipson; Sandra Mortal

    2009-01-01

    We examine the relation between equity market liquidity and capital structure. We find that firms with more liquid equity have lower leverage and prefer equity financing when raising capital. For example, after sorting firms into size quintiles and then into liquidity quintiles, the average debt-to-asset ratio of the most liquid quintiles is about 38% while the average for the least

  15. Ionic Liquids Database- (ILThermo)

    National Institute of Standards and Technology Data Gateway

    SRD 147 Ionic Liquids Database- (ILThermo) (Web, free access)   IUPAC Ionic Liquids Database, ILThermo, is a free web research tool that allows users worldwide to access an up-to-date data collection from the publications on experimental investigations of thermodynamic, and transport properties of ionic liquids as well as binary and ternary mixtures containing ionic liquids.

  16. Traveling Through Different Liquids

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-06-26

    Learners observe and record what happens when they manipulate bottles containing a liquid (water or corn syrup) and one or more objects (screw, nail, paper clip). They should observe differences in how quickly the objects fall in the different liquids. This lesson builds on what learners have studied in previous lessons, Exploring Liquids and Exploring How Liquids Behave.

  17. Extended mission life support systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Quattrone, P. D.

    1984-01-01

    The life support systems employed in manned space missions have generally been based on the use of expendables, such as, for instance, liquid oxygen. For the conducted space missions, such systems have advantages related to volume, weight, and economy of power consumption. However, this situation will change in connection with Shuttle Orbiter missions of extended duration, permanent manned facilities in low-earth orbit, and ultimately manned planetary vehicles. A description is given of suitable regenerative life support systems for such extended manned space missions. Attention is given to advanced life support systems technology, air revitalization, CO2 reduction, oxygen generation, nitrogen generation, trace contaminant control, air revitalization system integration, control/monitor instrumentation, water reclamation, solid waste management, manned testing and life support integration, an enhanced duration orbiter, a space operations center, manned interplanetary life support systems, and future development requirements.

  18. Support Groups

    MedlinePLUS

    ... North Carolina | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Puerto Rico | Rhode Island | South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | ... 3882, email lordrealty@lordrealty.com . Back to top Rhode Island For more information about support groups in Rhode ...

  19. Exploring How Liquids Behave

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Sharon Janulaw

    2010-01-01

    Learners apply their knowledge from a previous study to identify different liquids--water, corn syrup, and vegetable oil. They also investigate combinations of liquids, two at a time, to see how they interact. This is meant as a follow-up lesson to the related activity, Exploring Liquids. As an extension, learners can continue their study of these liquids in the lesson, Traveling Through Different Liquids.

  20. An experimental investigation on the static equilibria and dynamics of liquid bridges

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Andrew Howard Resnick

    1997-01-01

    A liquid bridge is a volume of liquid held between two or more solid supports. In the case of small disk supports with a sharp edge, the contact line between the bridge and the support disk will be anchored along the edge of the disk. For these cases the solid presents a geometrical singularity and the contact angle is indeterminate

  1. Integrated continuous microfluidic liquid-liquid extraction.

    PubMed

    Kralj, Jason G; Sahoo, Hemantkumar R; Jensen, Klavs F

    2007-02-01

    We describe continuous flow liquid-liquid phase separation in microfluidic devices based on capillary forces and selective wetting surfaces. Effective liquid-liquid phase separation is achieved by using a thin porous fluoropolymer membrane that selectively wets non-aqueous solvents, has average pore sizes in the 0.1-1 microm range, and has a high pore density for high separation throughput. Pressure drops throughout the microfluidic network are modelled and operating regimes for the membrane phase separator are determined based on hydrodynamic pressure drops and capillary forces. A microfluidic extraction device integrating mixing and phase separation is realized by using silicon micromachining. Modeling of the phase separator establishes the operating limits. The device is capable of completely separating several organic-aqueous and fluorous-aqueous liquid-liquid systems, even with high fractions of partially miscible compounds. In each case, extraction is equivalent to one equilibrium extraction stage. PMID:17268629

  2. The Use of Soluble Polyolefins as Supports for Transition Metal Catalysts 

    E-print Network

    Hobbs, Christopher Eugene

    2012-10-19

    lab has had interest in the development of soluble polymer-supports for transition metal catalysts. We have developed several separation methods for these soluble polymer-bound catalysts. These include thermomorphic liquid/liquid and solid...

  3. Liquid-film electron stripper

    DOEpatents

    Gavin, Basil F. (Albion, CA)

    1986-01-01

    An improved liquid-film electron stripper particularly for high intensity heavy ion beams which produces constant regenerated, stable, free-standing liquid films having an adjustable thickness between 0.3 to 0.05 microns. The improved electron stripper is basically composed of at least one high speed, rotating disc with a very sharp, precision-like, ground edge on one said of the disc's periphery and with a highly polished, flat, radial surface adjacent the sharp edge. A fine stream of liquid, such as oil, impinges at a 90.degree. angle adjacent the disc's sharp outer edge. Film terminators, located at a selected distance from the disc perimeter are positioned approximately perpendicular to the film. The terminators support, shape, and stretch the film and are arranged to assist in the prevention of liquid droplet formation by directing the collected film to a reservoir below without breaking or interfering with the film. One embodiment utilizes two rotating discs and associated terminators, with the discs rotating so as to form films in opposite directions, and with the second disc being located down beam-line relative to the first disc.

  4. Persistence of covalent bonding in liquid silicon probed by inelastic x-ray scattering.

    PubMed

    Okada, J T; Sit, P H-L; Watanabe, Y; Wang, Y J; Barbiellini, B; Ishikawa, T; Itou, M; Sakurai, Y; Bansil, A; Ishikawa, R; Hamaishi, M; Masaki, T; Paradis, P-F; Kimura, K; Ishikawa, T; Nanao, S

    2012-02-10

    Metallic liquid silicon at 1787 K is investigated using x-ray Compton scattering. An excellent agreement is found between the measurements and the corresponding Car-Parrinello molecular dynamics simulations. Our results show persistence of covalent bonding in liquid silicon and provide support for the occurrence of theoretically predicted liquid-liquid phase transition in supercooled liquid states. The population of covalent bond pairs in liquid silicon is estimated to be 17% via a maximally localized Wannier function analysis. Compton scattering is shown to be a sensitive probe of bonding effects in the liquid state. PMID:22401121

  5. Coupled-wire construction of chiral spin liquids

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Meng, Tobias; Neupert, Titus; Greiter, Martin; Thomale, Ronny

    2015-06-01

    We develop a coupled-wire construction of chiral spin liquids. The starting points are individual wires of electrons in the Mott regime that are subject to a Zeeman field and Rashba spin-orbit coupling. Suitable spin-flip couplings between the wires yield an Abelian chiral spin liquid state which supports spinon excitations above a bulk gap and chiral edge states. The approach generalizes to non-Abelian chiral spin liquids at level k with parafermionic edge states.

  6. Tool to Prioritize Energy Efficiency Investments

    SciTech Connect

    Farese, P.; Gelman, R.; Hendron, R.

    2012-08-01

    To provide analytic support of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of the Building Technology Program (BTP), NREL developed a Microsoft Excel-based tool to provide an open and objective comparison of the hundreds of investment opportunities available to BTP. This tool uses established methodologies to evaluate the energy savings and cost of those savings.

  7. Support Systems

    E-print Network

    Wood, Jody

    2009-04-28

    thesis: SUPORT SYSTEMS Commite: __________________________ Chairperson __________________________ __________________________ Date approved: March 24, 2009 iii Abstract Support... has a double-edged consequence. On one hand it offers anonymity. But the resulting privacy comes at a cost ? it requires emotional distance; that distance is what can make someone fel lonely in a crowded room. A study published in 2006 by American...

  8. Supported Employment.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Erickson, Ron, Ed.; And Others

    1989-01-01

    This "feature issue" reports on major shifts in attitudes, practices, and policies that have led to the growth of supported employment programs for people with disabilities, with special focus on the situation in Minnesota. It contains the following articles: "To the Year 2000 and Beyond: Jobs Won't Be the Problem" (David R. Johnson); "The End of…

  9. Mirror Support

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Baron, Richard L. (Inventor)

    2013-01-01

    Disclosed herein is a method of making a mirror support comprising a composite, the composite comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes, wherein at least two of the plurality of carbon nanotubes are bonded to each other through a bridging moiety bound to each of the two carbon nanotubes, and a laminate comprising the composite.

  10. Supporting Structures

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Kimberly Chang

    2000-01-01

    In this activity about living things and gravity (page 5 of PDF), learners design and build an exoskeleton or an endoskeleton for an animal of their own invention. Learners consider their animal's habitat and body shape when designing its support structure. This guide includes background information, extensions, and a data sheet.

  11. Supporting Diversity.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Horton, Betty, Ed.; And Others

    1996-01-01

    This newsletter feature issue focuses on services for persons with developmental disabilities that support the whole person by acknowledging, respecting, and incorporating aspects of identity such as race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, and class. Articles include: (1) "Serving the Whole Person: The Journey to Embracing…

  12. Phosphorus Recovery by Liquid–Liquid Extraction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jia-Qian Jiang; Onesmus Mwabonje

    2009-01-01

    It is acknowledged that phosphorus removal is more crucial in comparison with nitrogen removal for preventing algae glooming and eutrophication. Chemical and biological methods are common methods for the P removal. Excessive sludge production and difficulties of recovering phosphorus are concerns in terms of sustainable waste management. A liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) process is thus considered for the study aiming at

  13. Liquid Drops sliding down an inclined plane and Antoine Mellet

    E-print Network

    Mellet, Antoine

    Liquid Drops sliding down an inclined plane Inwon Kim and Antoine Mellet March 16, 2012 Abstract-static approximation Consider a liquid drop lying on an inclined plane. We introduce a coordinate system and the solid. If the support plane is inclined at an angle to the horizontal in the x

  14. Pouring liquids: A study in commonsense physical reasoning

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ernest Davis

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents a theory that supports commonsense, qualitative reasoning about the flow of liquid around slowly moving solid objects; specifically, inferring that liquid can be poured from one container to another, given only qualitative information about the shapes and motions of the containers. It shows how the theory and the problem specification can be expressed in a first-order language;

  15. Lung liquid, fetal lung growth, and congenital diaphragmatic hernia

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John W. DiFiore; Jay M. Wilson

    1995-01-01

    There is now a large body of evidence supporting the role of lung liquid in normal and experimental fetal lung growth. It is clear that tracheal ligation causes retention of lung liquid increased intratracheal pressure, and lung hyperplasia and that this hyperplastic effect can reverse the experimental pulmonary hypoplasia of clinically relevant entities such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Most importantly,

  16. Zero gravity liquid mixer

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Booth, F. W.; Bruce, R. A. (inventors)

    1973-01-01

    An apparatus for mixing liquids under conditions of zero gravity is disclosed. The apparatus is comprised of a closed reservoir for the liquids, with a means for maintaining a positive pressure on the liquids in the reservoir. A valved liquid supply line is connected to the reservoir for supplying the reservoir with the liquids to be mixed in the reservoir. The portion of the reservoir containing the liquids to be mixed is in communication with a pump which alternately causes a portion of the liquids to flow out of the pump and into the reservoir to mix the liquids. The fluids in the reservoir are in communication through a conduit with the pump which alternately causes a portion of the fluids to flow out of the pump and into the sphere. The conduit connecting the pump and sphere may contain a nozzle or other jet-forming structure such as a venturi for further mixing the fluids.

  17. Transport of samarium(III) and uranium(VI) across a silicone-supported liquid membrane using di(2-ethylhexyl)phosphoric acid and tributyl phosphate as mobile carriers

    SciTech Connect

    Gill, J.S.; Marwah, U.R.; Misra, B.M. (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay (India))

    1994-01-01

    Transport of actinides and lanthanides from dilute acidic solutions through silicone membranes prepared in this laboratory was studied using di(2-ethylhexyl)phosphoric acid (D2EHPA) and tributyl phosphate (TBP) as mobile carriers. It was found that transport of uranyl and samarium ions increased with an increase in carrier concentration dissolved in kerosene in the membrane phase. However, the metal ion flux was optimum at 1 M D2EHPA and 30% (v/v) of TBP, after which it decreased. It was also observed that the higher nitrate ions concentration in the feed enhanced the transport of U (VI) species with TBP carrier. In general, the performance of our silicone membrane compares well with those of other extensively used supported membranes, such as polypropylene and PTFE. 16 refs., 6 figs., 4 tabs.

  18. Thermal conductivity of liquids

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. S. Viswanath

    1967-01-01

    The Bridgman equation for thermal conductivity of liquids is examined and a relation between sonic velocity and latent heat of vaporization is given. A correlation based on the hole theory of liquids is presented. This correlation predicts thermal conductivity in the temperature range of -20° to +80°C for 16 liquids, and at 20°C for 50 liquids with an average absolute

  19. Carbon cloth supported electrode

    DOEpatents

    Lu, Wen-Tong P. (Upper St. Clair, PA); Ammon, Robert L. (Baldwin both of, PA)

    1982-01-01

    A flow-by anode is disclosed made by preparing a liquid suspension of about to about 18% by weight solids, the solids comprising about 3.5 to about 8% of a powdered catalyst of platinum, palladium, palladium oxide, or mixtures thereof; about 60 to about 76% carbon powder (support) having a particle size less than about 20 m.mu.m and about 20 to about 33% of an inert binder having a particle size of less than about 500 m.mu.m. A sufficient amount of the suspension is poured over a carbon cloth to form a layer of solids about 0.01 to about 0.05 cm thick on the carbon cloth when the electrode is completed. A vacuum was applied to the opposite side of the carbon cloth to remove the liquid and the catalyst layer/cloth assembly is dried and compressed at about 10 to about 50 MPa's. The binder is then sintered in an inert atmosphere to complete the electrode. The electrode is used for the oxidation of sulfur dioxide in a sulfur based hybrid cycle for the decomposition of water.

  20. Liquid secretion properties of airway submucosal glands

    PubMed Central

    Ballard, Stephen T; Inglis, Sarah K

    2004-01-01

    The tracheobronchial submucosal glands secrete liquid that is important for hydrating airway surfaces, supporting mucociliary transport, and serving as a fluid matrix for numerous secreted macromolecules including the gel-forming mucins. This review details the essential structural elements of airway glands and summarizes what is currently known regarding the ion transport processes responsible for producing the liquid component of gland secretion. Liquid secretion most likely arises from serous cells and is principally under neural control with muscarinic agonists, substance P, and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) functioning as effective secretogogues. Liquid secretion is driven by the active transepithelial secretion of both Cl? and HCO3? and at least a portion of this process is mediated by the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), which is highly expressed in glands. The potential role of submucosal glands in cystic fibrosis lung disease is discussed. PMID:14660706

  1. High-activity liquid packaging design criteria

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-05-01

    In recent studies, it has been acknowledged that there is an emerging need for packaging to transport high-activity liquid off the Hanford Site to support characterization and process development activities of liquid waste stored in underground tanks. These studies have dealt with specimen testing needs primarily at the Hanford Site; however, similar needs appear to be developing at other US Department of Energy (DOE) sites. The need to ship single and multiple specimens to offsite laboratories is anticipated because it is predicted that onsite laboratories will be overwhelmed by an increasing number and size (volume) of samples. Potentially, the specimen size could range from 250 mL to greater than 50 L. Presently, no certified Type-B packagings are available for transport of high-activity liquid radioactive specimens in sizes to support Site missions.

  2. Liquid–liquid phase transition in compressed hydrogen from first-principles simulations

    PubMed Central

    Scandolo, Sandro

    2003-01-01

    The properties of compressed liquid hydrogen, the most abundant fluid in the universe, have been investigated by means of first-principles molecular dynamics at pressures between 75 and 175 GPa and temperatures closer to the freezing line than so far reported in shock-wave experiments. Evidence for a liquid–liquid transition between a molecular and a dissociated phase is provided. The transition is accompanied by a 6% increase in density and by metallization. This finding has important implications for our understanding of the interiors of giant planets and supports predictions of a quantum fluid state at low temperatures. PMID:12626753

  3. Linear lateral vibration of axisymmetric liquid briges

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    Ferrera, C.; Montanero, J. M.; Cabezas, M. G.

    A liquid bridge is a mass of liquid sustained by the action of the surface tension force between two parallel supporting disks Apart from their basic scientific interest a liquid bridge can be considered as the simplest idealization of the configuration appearing in the floating zone technique used for crystal growth and purification of high melting point materials footnote Messeguer et al emph Crystal Growth Res bf 5 27 1999 This has conferred considerable interest on the study of liquid bridges not only in fluid mechanics but also in the field of material engineering The axisymmetric dynamics of an isothermal liquid bridge has been frequently analysed over the past years The studies have considered different phenomena such as free oscillations footnote Montanero emph E J Mech B Fluids bf 22 169 2003 footnote Acero and Montanero emph Phys Fluids bf 17 078105 2005 forced vibrations footnote Perales and Messeguer emph Phys Fluids A bf 4 1110 1992 g-jitter effects footnote Messeguer and Perales emph Phys Fluids A bf 3 2332 1991 extensional deformation footnote Zhang et al emph J Fluid Mech bf 329 207 1996 and breakup process footnote Espino et al emph Phys Fluids bf 14 3710 2002 among others Works considering the nonaxisymmetric dynamical behaviour of a liquid bridge has been far less common footnote Sanz and Diez emph J Fluid Mech bf 205 503 1989 In the present study the linear vibration of an axisymmetric liquid

  4. Rocking response of tanks containing two liquids

    SciTech Connect

    Tang, Y. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Reactor Engineering Div.

    1995-01-01

    A study on the dynamic response of upright circular cylindrical liquid-storage tanks containing two different liquids under a rocking base motion with an arbitrary temporal variation is presented. Only rigid tanks were studied. The response quantities examined include the hydrodynamic pressure, sloshing wave height and the associated frequencies, base shear and moments. Each of these response quantities is expressed as the sum of the so-called impulsive component and convective component. Unlike the case of tanks containing one liquid, in which the response is controlled by one parameter, height-to-radius ratio, the response of tanks containing two different liquids are controlled by three parameters: height-to-radius ratio, and mass density ratio and height ratio of the two liquids. The interrelationship of the responses of the tank-liquid system to rocking and lateral base excitations is established by examining numerical results extensively. The study shows that some of the response quantities for tank-liquid system under a rocking base motion can be determined from the available data for the response of an identical tank under a horizontal base motion. Base rocking motion can occur in a ground-supported tank or in an elevated tank under earthquake motions.

  5. Renewable liquid reflection grating

    DOEpatents

    Ryutov, Dmitri D.; Toor, Arthur

    2003-10-07

    A renewable liquid reflection grating. Electrodes are operatively connected to a conducting liquid in an arrangement that produces a reflection grating and driven by a current with a resonance frequency. In another embodiment, the electrodes create the grating by a resonant electrostatic force acting on a dielectric liquid.

  6. Vitrification and levitation of a liquid droplet on liquid nitrogen

    E-print Network

    Demirci, Utkan

    Vitrification and levitation of a liquid droplet on liquid nitrogen Young S. Songa , Douglas Adlera the liquid, when the liquid droplet comes into direct contact with liquid nitrogen. This is distinct from.e., vitrification) and the levitation of droplets on liquid nitrogen (i.e., Leidenfrost phenomenon) take place

  7. Improve reliability of liquid film shaft seals

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Godse

    1995-01-01

    A centrifugal compressor shaft seal and its supporting system form an important pat of a turbocompressor train. API-617 references different types of seals. The notable ones are shown with applicable remarks in Table 1. Of all the seals described in Table 1, process applications favor liquid film shaft seals. Since the design permits positive clearance between the shaft\\/shaft sleeve and

  8. Mechanical models for tanks containing two liquids

    SciTech Connect

    Tang, Y.

    1994-06-01

    The well-known Housner`s mechanical model for laterally excited rigid tanks that contain one liquid is generalized to permit consideration of tanks that contain two liquids under the horizontal and rocking base motions. Two mechanical models are developed herein; one is for rigid tanks and the other for flexible tanks. The model for rigid tanks has a rigidly attached mass and infinite number of elastically supported masses. The rigid attached mass which possesses a mass moment of inertia represents the impulsive component, whereas the elastically supported masses which do not possess mass moment of inertia represent the convective component of the response. These masses and their heights are chosen such that, under the same base motions, the base shear and base moments of the model match those of the original liquid-tank system. The spring stiffness constants for the elastically supported masses in the model are determined from the sloshing frequencies of the liquid-tank system. The model for flexible tanks, however, only represents the impulsive action of the hydrodynamic response. It has an elastically supported mass that does not possess mass moment of inertia and a member that has no mass but possesses a mass moment of inertia. This latter model is proposed for the study of the effect of the soil-structure interaction.

  9. Liquid metal reactor absorber technology

    SciTech Connect

    Pitner, A.L.

    1990-10-01

    The selection of boron carbide as the reference liquid metal reactor absorber material is supported by results presented for irradiation performance, reactivity worth compatibility, and benign failure consequences. Scram response requirements are met easily with current control rod configurations. The trend in absorber design development is toward larger sized pins with fewer pins per bundle, providing economic savings and improved hydraulic characteristics. Very long-life absorber designs appear to be attainable with the application of vented pin and sodium-bonded concepts. 3 refs., 3 figs.

  10. Charged clusters in liquid helium

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dyugaev, A. M.; Grigor'ev, P. D.; Lebedeva, E. V.

    2010-03-01

    The appropriateness of the experimental study of charged clusters in liquid helium has been supported. The interaction potential of negative ions (electron bubbles) with inert clusters formed by Ne, Ar, Kr, and Xe atoms or H2 and N2 molecules has been found. Small clusters levitate at a distance of 13-16 Å above the negative ion. The scalings laws for the properties of charged inert clusters have been discovered and grounded; the number of quantum levels and states of such clusters has been determined. The mobility measurement of charged clusters may provide a new technique of probing the properties of impurity nanoparticles in helium.

  11. Mobile impurities in ferromagnetic liquids

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kantian, Adrian; Schollwoeck, Ulrich; Giamarchi, Thierry

    2011-03-01

    Recent work has shown that mobile impurities in one dimensional interacting systems may exhibit behaviour that differs strongly from that predicted by standard Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid theory, with the appearance of power-law divergences in the spectral function signifying sublinear diffusion of the impurity. Using time-dependent matrix product states, we investigate a range of cases of mobile impurities in systems beyond the analytically accessible examples to assess the existence of a new universality class of low-energy physics in one-dimensional systems. Correspondence: Adrian.Kantian@unige.ch This work was supported in part by the Swiss SNF under MaNEP and division II.

  12. Radiation monitor for liquids

    DOEpatents

    Koster, James E. (Los Alamos, NM); Bolton, Richard D. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1999-01-01

    A radiation monitor for use with liquids that utilizes air ions created by alpha radiation emitted by the liquids as its detectable element. A signal plane, held at an electrical potential with respect to ground, collects these air ions. A guard plane or guard rings is used to limit leakage currents. In one embodiment, the monitor is used for monitoring liquids retained in a tank. Other embodiments monitor liquids flowing through a tank, and bodies of liquids, such as ponds, lakes, rivers and oceans.

  13. Liquid/Gas Vortex Separator

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    Morris, B. G.

    1986-01-01

    Liquid/gas separator vents gas from tank of liquid that contains gas randomly distributed in bubbles. Centrifugal force separates liquid and gas, forcing liquid out of vortex tube through venturi tube. Gas vented through exhaust port. When liquid detected in vent tube, exhaust port closed, and liquid/gas mixture in vent tube drawn back into tank through venturi.

  14. Liquid Wall Chambers

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    Meier, W R

    2011-02-24

    The key feature of liquid wall chambers is the use of a renewable liquid layer to protect chamber structures from target emissions. Two primary options have been proposed and studied: wetted wall chambers and thick liquid wall (TLW) chambers. With wetted wall designs, a thin layer of liquid shields the structural first wall from short ranged target emissions (x-rays, ions and debris) but not neutrons. Various schemes have been proposed to establish and renew the liquid layer between shots including flow-guiding porous fabrics (e.g., Osiris, HIBALL), porous rigid structures (Prometheus) and thin film flows (KOYO). The thin liquid layer can be the tritium breeding material (e.g., flibe, PbLi, or Li) or another liquid metal such as Pb. TLWs use liquid jets injected by stationary or oscillating nozzles to form a neutronically thick layer (typically with an effective thickness of {approx}50 cm) of liquid between the target and first structural wall. In addition to absorbing short ranged emissions, the thick liquid layer degrades the neutron flux and energy reaching the first wall, typically by {approx}10 x x, so that steel walls can survive for the life of the plant ({approx}30-60 yrs). The thick liquid serves as the primary coolant and tritium breeding material (most recent designs use flibe, but the earliest concepts used Li). In essence, the TLW places the fusion blanket inside the first wall instead of behind the first wall.

  15. Duality of liquids.

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    Trachenko, K; Brazhkin, V V

    2013-01-01

    Liquids flow, and in this sense are close to gases. At the same time, interactions in liquids are strong as in solids. The combination of these two properties is believed to be the ultimate obstacle to constructing a general theory of liquids. Here, we adopt a new approach: instead of focusing on the problem of strong interactions, we zero in on the relative contributions of vibrational and diffusional motion. We show that liquid energy and specific heat are given, to a very good approximation, by their vibrational contributions as in solids over almost entire range of relaxation time in which liquids exist as such, and demonstrate that this result is consistent with liquid entropy exceeding solid entropy. Our analysis therefore reveals an interesting duality of liquids not hitherto known: they are close to solids from the thermodynamic perspective and to flowing gases. We discuss several implications of this result. PMID:23851971

  16. Liquid Propellant Manipulated Acoustically

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    Oeftering, Richard C.; Chato, David J.; Mann, Adin, III

    2003-01-01

    Fluids are difficult to manage in the space environment. Without gravity, the liquid and gas do not always remain separated as they do in the 1g environment of Earth. Instead the liquid and gas volumes mix and migrate under the influence of surface tension, thermodynamic forces, and external disturbances. As a result, liquid propellants may not be in a useable location or may even form a chaotic mix of liquid and gas bubbles. In the past, mechanical pumps, baffles, and a variety of specialized passive devices have been used to control the liquid and gas volumes. These methods need to be carefully tuned to a specific configuration to be effective. With increasing emphasis on long-term human activity in space there is a trend toward liquid systems that are more flexible and provide greater control. We are exploring new methods of manipulating liquids by using the nonlinear acoustic effects achieved by using beams of highly directed high-intensity acoustic waves.

  17. Electrochemically assisted generation of silica deposits using a surfactant template at liquid/liquid microinterfaces.

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    Poltorak, Lukasz; Herzog, Grégoire; Walcarius, Alain

    2014-09-30

    The electrochemically assisted generation of mesoporous silica deposits at arrays of microscopic liquid/liquid interfaces was investigated. Ion transfer voltammetry was used in order to initiate the formation of silica material by electrochemical transfer of template species (cetyltrimethylammonium, CTA(+)), initially present in the organic phase, to the aqueous phase containing the hydrolyzed silica precursors (tetraethoxysilane, TEOS). The deposition mechanism was investigated using cyclic voltammetry, based on the analysis of diffusion layer profiles of CTA(+) species from the organic side of the interface. The morphology of the deposits varied from hemispherical to almost flat with the potential scan rate, the spacing factor of the microinterfaces array supporting the liquid/liquid interfaces, or the initial CTA(+) and TEOS concentrations, as evidenced by scanning electron microscopy and profilometry analyses. The amount of deposited material can be related to the amount of CTA(+) species passing across the liquid/liquid interfaces. Confocal Raman spectroscopy was used to confirm the presence of surfactant-templated silica deposits and to analyze the effectiveness of calcination in removing the organic molecules filling the interior of the pores. After template removal, the mesoporous network became accessible to external reagents, as checked by interfacial alkylammonium cation transfer, suggesting a possible analytical interest of such modified micro-liquid/liquid interfaces. PMID:25229369

  18. Interfacial interactions in aprotic ionic liquid based protonic membrane and its correlation with high temperature conductivity and thermal properties.

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    Mistry, Mayur K; Subianto, Surya; Choudhury, Namita Roy; Dutta, Naba K

    2009-08-18

    Novel supported liquid membranes (SLMs) have been developed by impregnating Nafion and Hyflon membranes with ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (BMI-BTSI). These supported liquid membranes were characterized in terms of their ionic liquid uptake behavior, leaching of ionic liquid by water, thermal stability, mechanical properties, glass transition temperature, ion exchange capacity, and proton conductivity. In general, modified membranes are more flexible than unmodified samples due to the plasticization effects of the ionic liquid. However, these supported liquid membranes exhibit a significant increase in their operational stability and proton conductivity over unmodified membranes. We also demonstrate that proton conductivity of these supported liquid membranes allows conduction of protons in anhydrous conditions with conductivity increasing with temperature. Conductivity of up to 3.58 mS cm(-1) has been achieved at 160 degrees C in dry conditions, making these materials promising for various electrochemical applications. PMID:19583225

  19. Solubility and Aggregation of Charged Surfactants in Ionic Liquids Lang G. Chen and Harry Bermudez*

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    Solubility and Aggregation of Charged Surfactants in Ionic Liquids Lang G. Chen and Harry Bermudez Supporting Information ABSTRACT: Room-temperature ionic liquids (ILs) exhibit a unique set of properties between solutes and IL solvents. INTRODUCTION Room-temperature ionic liquids (ILs), organic salts

  20. Arsenic removal by liquid membranes.

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    Marino, Tiziana; Figoli, Alberto

    2015-01-01

    Water contamination with harmful arsenic compounds represents one of the most serious calamities of the last two centuries. Natural occurrence of the toxic metal has been revealed recently for 21 countries worldwide; the risk of arsenic intoxication is particularly high in Bangladesh and India but recently also Europe is facing similar problem. Liquid membranes (LMs) look like a promising alternative to the existing removal processes, showing numerous advantages in terms of energy consumption, efficiency, selectivity, and operational costs. The development of different LM configurations has been a matter of investigation by several researching groups, especially for the removal of As(III) and As(V) from aqueous solutions. Most of these LM systems are based on the use of phosphine oxides as carriers, when the metal removal is from sulfuric acid media. Particularly promising for water treatment is the hollow fiber supported liquid membrane (HFSLM) configuration, which offers high selectivity, easy transport of the targeted metal ions, large surface area, and non-stop flow process. The choice of organic extractant(s) plays an essential role in the efficiency of the arsenic removal. Emulsion liquid membrane (ELM) systems have not been extensively investigated so far, although encouraging results have started to appear in the literature. For such LM configuration, the most relevant step toward efficiency is the choice of the surfactant type and its concentration. PMID:25826756

  1. Arsenic Removal by Liquid Membranes

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    Marino, Tiziana; Figoli, Alberto

    2015-01-01

    Water contamination with harmful arsenic compounds represents one of the most serious calamities of the last two centuries. Natural occurrence of the toxic metal has been revealed recently for 21 countries worldwide; the risk of arsenic intoxication is particularly high in Bangladesh and India but recently also Europe is facing similar problem. Liquid membranes (LMs) look like a promising alternative to the existing removal processes, showing numerous advantages in terms of energy consumption, efficiency, selectivity, and operational costs. The development of different LM configurations has been a matter of investigation by several researching groups, especially for the removal of As(III) and As(V) from aqueous solutions. Most of these LM systems are based on the use of phosphine oxides as carriers, when the metal removal is from sulfuric acid media. Particularly promising for water treatment is the hollow fiber supported liquid membrane (HFSLM) configuration, which offers high selectivity, easy transport of the targeted metal ions, large surface area, and non-stop flow process. The choice of organic extractant(s) plays an essential role in the efficiency of the arsenic removal. Emulsion liquid membrane (ELM) systems have not been extensively investigated so far, although encouraging results have started to appear in the literature. For such LM configuration, the most relevant step toward efficiency is the choice of the surfactant type and its concentration. PMID:25826756

  2. Pulsating-gliding transition in the dynamics of levitating liquid nitorgen droplets.

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    Snezhko, A.; Jacob, E. B.; Aranson, I. S.; Materials Science Division; Tel-Aviv Univ.

    2008-04-21

    Hot surfaces can cause levitation of small liquid droplets if the temperature is kept above the Leidenfrost point (220 C for water) due to the pressure formed because of rapid evaporation. Here, we demonstrate a new class of pulsating-gliding dynamic transitions in a special setting of the Leidenfrost effect at room temperatures and above a viscous fluid for droplets of liquid nitrogen. A whole range of highly dynamic patterns unfolds when droplets of liquid nitrogen are poured on the surface of another, more viscous liquid at room temperature. We also discovered that the levitating droplets induce vortex motion in the supporting viscous liquid. Depending on the viscosity of the supporting liquid, the nitrogen droplets either adopt an oscillating (pulsating) star-like shape with different azimuthal symmetries (from 2-9 petals) or glide on the surface with random trajectories. Thus, by varying the viscosity of the supporting liquid, we achieve controlled morphology and dynamics of Leidenfrost droplets.

  3. Evidence for Liquid Water on Comets

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    Sheldon, Robert; Hoover, Richard

    2005-01-01

    We have reexamined the arguments for the existence of liquid water on comets, and believe that recent cometary flybys along with pre-Giotto data support its presence on short-period comets. Liquid water would affect cometary dynamics, leaving distinct signatures in precession, orbital dynamics, and potential splitting of comets. Liquid water geysers would affect cometary atmosphere, dust evolution, and non-gravitational forces that perturb the orbit. Liquid water would affect the composition of both the interior and exterior of the comet, producing geologic effects consistent with recent flyby photographs. And most importantly, liquid water suppork the growth of lifeforms, which would make a comet a biofriendly incubator for interplanetary transport. The major objection against liquid water is the necessity of a pressure vessel to prevent sublimation into space. We discuss how such a pressure vessel could naturally evolve as a pristine comet makes its first journey inside the orbit of Mars, and suggest that this type of vessel was observed by Giotto, Deep Space I, and Stardust.

  4. Bio-based liquid crystalline polyesters

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    Wilsens, Carolus; Rastogi, Sanjay; Dutch Collaboration

    2013-03-01

    The reported thin-film polymerization has been used as a screening method in order to find bio-based liquid crystalline polyesters with convenient melting temperatures for melt-processing purposes. An in depth study of the structural, morphological and chemical changes occurring during the ongoing polycondensation reactions of these polymers have been performed. Structural and conformational changes during polymerization for different compositions have been followed by time resolved X-ray and Infrared spectroscopy. In this study, bio-based monomers such as vanillic acid and 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid are successfully incorporated in liquid crystalline polyesters and it is shown that bio-based liquid crystalline polymers with high aromatic content and convenient processing temperatures can be synthesized. The reported thin-film polymerization has been used as a screening method in order to find bio-based liquid crystalline polyesters with convenient melting temperatures for melt-processing purposes. An in depth study of the structural, morphological and chemical changes occurring during the ongoing polycondensation reactions of these polymers have been performed. Structural and conformational changes during polymerization for different compositions have been followed by time resolved X-ray and Infrared spectroscopy. In this study, bio-based monomers such as vanillic acid and 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid are successfully incorporated in liquid crystalline polyesters and it is shown that bio-based liquid crystalline polymers with high aromatic content and convenient processing temperatures can be synthesized. Special thanks to the Dutch Polymer Institute for financial support

  5. Structure of liquid iron hydrogen alloy under high pressure

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    Katayama, Yoshinori; Saitoh, Hiroyuki; Yomogida, Yoshiki; Aoki, Katsutoshi

    2010-03-01

    In-situ x-ray diffraction measurement on liquid iron hydrogen alloy (FeHx) was performed at 4 GPa and 1350°C. X-ray diffraction of pure liquid Fe was also measured at 3.5 GPa and 1700°C for comparison. The obtained structure factors for liquid FeHx and pure Fe are very similar though the second peak in the structure factor for liquid FeHx is more asymmetric. It suggests that hydrogen affects some local order in the liquid state. Slight elongation of the Fe-Fe nearest neighbour distance due to hydrogenation supports a notion that hydrogen and iron form interstitial alloy in the liquid state.

  6. Ionic conductivity of imidazole-functionalized liquid crystal mesogens

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    Roddecha, Supacharee; Anthamatten, Mitchell

    2012-02-01

    Imidazole has been investigated as a novel anhydrous proton conducting functional group that could enable higher temperature operation (> 120 ^oC) of polymer electrolyte fuel cells. Its amphoteric behavior can support Grotthuss-like proton transport; however molecular mobility and a high concentration of imidazole groups are needed to achieve high ionic conductivity. Our hypothesis is that liquid crystal ordering, particularly in layered smectic phase, can facilitate formation of 2D proton transport and promote proton conductivity. We have designed and synthesized two imidazole-terminated liquid crystal mesogens, and the ionic conductivities in the liquid crystalline and isotropic states have been measured. Here we report on synthesis and characterization of diacylhydrazine liquid crystals bearing imidazole terminal groups. The proton conductivity of products is compared to pure liquid imidazole and to liquid crystal mesogens without imidazole groups.

  7. Monogroove liquid heat exchanger

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    Brown, Richard F. (Inventor); Edelstein, Fred (Inventor)

    1990-01-01

    A liquid supply control is disclosed for a heat transfer system which transports heat by liquid-vapor phase change of a working fluid. An assembly (10) of monogroove heat pipe legs (15) can be operated automatically as either heat acquisition devices or heat discharge sources. The liquid channels (27) of the heat pipe legs (15) are connected to a reservoir (35) which is filled and drained by respective filling and draining valves (30, 32). Information from liquid level sensors (50, 51) on the reservoir (35) is combined (60) with temperature information (55) from the liquid heat exchanger (12) and temperature information (56) from the assembly vapor conduit (42) to regulate filling and draining of the reservoir (35), so that the reservoir (35) in turn serves the liquid supply/drain needs of the heat pipe legs (15), on demand, by passive capillary action (20, 28).

  8. Liquid-Liquid Two-Phase Flow Systems Neima Brauner

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    Brauner, Neima

    with a complete separation of the liquids may prevail for some limited range of relatively low flow rates where2.22.2323 1 #12;Liquid-Liquid Two-Phase Flow Systems Neima Brauner School of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University Tel-Aviv 69978, Israel 1 General Description of Liquid-Liquid Flows: Flow Patterns Flows of two

  9. A EPR Study of Glass Forming Liquids and Liquid Crystals

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    Johanan Isaac Spielberg

    1985-01-01

    This study has made use of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) probe techniques to explore the liquid phase, the supercooled liquid, the glass transition and the glass phase of isotropic and ordered liquid crystalline organic glass formers. Some surprising insights into supercooled liquid and glass state dynamics were discovered. Studies of an organic glass forming liquid, dibutyl phthalate, show a change

  10. Low Toxic Ionic Liquids, Liquid Catanionics, and Ionic Liquid Microemulsions

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    Werner Kunz; Eva Maurer; Regina Klein; Didier Touraud; Doris Rengstl; Agnes Harrar; Susanne Dengler; Oliver Zech

    2011-01-01

    In the future the demand of sustainable and low toxic surfactants and solvents will constantly increase. In this article, we present some new approaches to meet these requirements. Whereas ionic liquids are often based on imidazolium ions, we will show that there are also much less toxic ones, especially with choline as cation. Choline salts, even if solid at room

  11. Liquid environmental stress screening

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    Walker, J. L.

    1992-05-01

    This report describes a method of performing Environmental Stress Screening in an inert fluid. Because the liquid has a high dielectric strength, the items being screened can be energized and operational while submerged. Transmitting vibrations through the liquid to the item being screened permits screening without the use of fixtures, and the liquid's high heat capacity allows very rapid temperature changes, either by pumping hot or cold liquid from remote reservoirs or by moving the device from a hot tank to a cold tank. A prototype screening system has been built at NRaD, and faults induced in a small (47 pieces) lot of printed wiring boards have been detected.

  12. Ultrasonic liquid level detector

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    Kotz, Dennis M. (North Augusta, SC); Hinz, William R. (Augusta, GA)

    2010-09-28

    An ultrasonic liquid level detector for use within a shielded container, the detector being tubular in shape with a chamber at its lower end into which liquid from in the container may enter and exit, the chamber having an ultrasonic transmitter and receiver in its top wall and a reflector plate or target as its bottom wall whereby when liquid fills the chamber a complete medium is then present through which an ultrasonic wave may be transmitted and reflected from the target thus signaling that the liquid is at chamber level.

  13. Liquid level detector

    DOEpatents

    Tokarz, Richard D. (West Richland, WA)

    1982-01-01

    A liquid level sensor having a pair of upright conductors spaced by an insulator defining a first high resistance path between the conductors. An electrically conductive path is interposed between the upright conductors at a discrete location at which liquid level is to be measured. It includes a liquid accessible gap of a dimension such that the electrical resistance across the conductor when the gap is filled with the liquid is detectably less than when the gap is emptied. The conductor might also be physically altered by temperature changes to serve also as an indicator of elevated temperature.

  14. Liquid crystals on modified surfaces

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    Ishtiaque Moyeen Syed

    2006-01-01

    Although covering several diverse topics, the most common theme of this thesis is the control and understanding of liquid crystal phenomena at a non liquid crystal alignment layer. Experiments were performed to study different surface induced effects in liquid crystals. A polymer liquid crystal aligning layer was modified so that there is a non-zero tilt angle of the liquid crystal

  15. Chiral separation by enantioselective liquid-liquid extraction.

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    Schuur, Boelo; Verkuijl, Bastiaan J V; Minnaard, Adriaan J; de Vries, Johannes G; Heeres, Hero J; Feringa, Ben L

    2011-01-01

    The literature on enantioselective liquid-liquid extraction (ELLE) spans more than half a century of research. Nonetheless, a comprehensive overview has not appeared during the past few decades. Enantioselective liquid-liquid extraction is a technology of interest for a wide range of chemists and chemical engineers in the fields of fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, fragrances and foods. In this review the principles and advances of resolution through enantioselective liquid-liquid extraction are discussed, starting with an introduction on the principles of enantioselective liquid-liquid extraction including host-guest chemistry, extraction and phase transfer mechanisms, and multistage liquid-liquid extraction processing. Then the literature on enantioselective liquid-liquid extraction systems is reviewed, structured on extractant classes. The following extractant classes are considered: crown ether based extractants, metal complexes and metalloids, extractants based on tartrates, and a final section with all other types of chiral extractants. PMID:21107491

  16. Nonequilibrium liquid theory for sheared granular liquids

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    Hayakawa, Hisao; Chong, Song-Ho; Otsuki, Michio

    2010-05-01

    A nonequilibrium liquid theory for uniformly sheared granular liquids is developed starting from SLLOD equations. We derive a generalized Green-Kubo formula and demonstrate that it yields the nonequilibrium steady-state average which is essentially independent of the choice of the initial condition. It is also shown that the fluctuating hydrodynamics can be derived from Mori-type equations for density and current-density fluctuations if one considers a weak-shear and small-dissipation limit along with the Markovian approximation.

  17. Synthesis of ionic liquids

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    Dai, Sheng (Knoxville, TN); Luo, Huimin (Knoxville, TN)

    2011-11-01

    Ionic compounds which are liquids at room temperature are formed by the method of mixing a neutral organic ligand with the salt of a metal cation and its conjugate anion. The liquids are hydrophobic, conductive and stable and have uses as solvents and in electrochemical devices.

  18. Precision liquid level sensor

    DOEpatents

    Field, M.E.; Sullivan, W.H.

    1985-01-29

    A precision liquid level sensor utilizes a balanced R. F. bridge, each arm including an air dielectric line. Changes in liquid level along one air dielectric line imbalance the bridge and create a voltage which is directly measurable across the bridge. 2 figs.

  19. Precision liquid level sensor

    DOEpatents

    Field, Michael E. (Albuquerque, NM); Sullivan, William H. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1985-01-01

    A precision liquid level sensor utilizes a balanced R. F. bridge, each arm including an air dielectric line. Changes in liquid level along one air dielectric line imbalance the bridge and create a voltage which is directly measurable across the bridge.

  20. In situ ionic-liquid-dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction of Sudan dyes from liquid samples.

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    Xu, Bo; Song, Daqian; Wang, Yuanpeng; Gao, Yan; Cao, Bocheng; Zhang, Hanqi; Sun, Ying

    2014-08-01

    In situ ionic-liquid-dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction was introduced for extracting Sudan dyes from different liquid samples followed by detection using ultrafast liquid chromatography. The extraction and metathesis reaction can be performed simultaneously, the extraction time was shortened notably and higher enrichment factors can be obtained compared with traditional dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction. When the extraction was coupled with ultrafast liquid chromatography, a green, convenient, cheap, and efficient method for the determination of Sudan dyes was developed. The effects of various experimental factors, including type of extraction solvent, amount of 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride, ratio of ammonium hexafluorophosphate to 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride, pH value, salt concentration in sample solution, extraction time and centrifugation time were investigated and optimized for the extraction of four kinds of Sudan dyes. The limits of detection for Sudan I, II, III, and IV were 0.324, 0.299, 0.390, and 0.655 ng/mL, respectively. Recoveries obtained by analyzing the seven spiked samples were between 65.95 and 112.82%. The consumption of organic solvent (120 ?L acetonitrile per sample) was very low, so it could be considered as a green analytical method. PMID:24840862

  1. Liquid Crystal Thermometers

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    Paul Doherty

    1999-01-01

    In this activity, learners explore liquid crystal thermometers to observe how heat flows by conduction, convection, radiation, and evaporation. This resource includes five mini-explorations in which learners use basic materials and observe color changes on a liquid crystal thermometer card.

  2. Liquid Chromatography in 1982.

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    Freeman, David H.

    1982-01-01

    Reviews trends in liquid chromatography including apparatus, factors affecting efficient separation of a mixture (peak sharpness and speed), simplified problem-solving, adsorption, bonded phase chromatography, ion selectivity, and size exclusion. The current trend is to control chemical selectivity by the liquid phase. (Author/JN)

  3. Ionic Liquid Membranes for Carbon Dioxide Separation

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    Myers, C.R.; Ilconich, J.B.; Luebke, D.R.; Pennline, H.W.

    2008-07-12

    Recent scientific studies are rapidly advancing novel technological improvements and engineering developments that demonstrate the ability to minimize, eliminate, or facilitate the removal of various contaminants and green house gas emissions in power generation. The Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) shows promise for carbon dioxide mitigation not only because of its higher efficiency as compared to conventional coal firing plants, but also due to a higher driving force in the form of high partial pressure. One of the novel technological concepts currently being developed and investigated is membranes for carbon dioxide (CO2) separation, due to simplicity and ease of scaling. A challenge in using membranes for CO2 capture in IGCC is the possibility of failure at elevated temperatures or pressures. Our earlier research studies examined the use of ionic liquids on various supports for CO2 separation over the temperature range, 37°C-300°C. The ionic liquid, 1-hexyl-3methylimidazolium Bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide, ([hmim][Tf2N]), was chosen for our initial studies with the following supports: polysulfone (PSF), poly(ether sulfone) (PES), and cross-linked nylon. The PSF and PES supports had similar performance at room temperature, but increasing temperature caused the supported membranes to fail. The ionic liquid with the PES support greatly affected the glass transition temperature, while with the PSF, the glass transition temperature was only slightly depressed. The cross-linked nylon support maintained performance without degradation over the temperature range 37-300°C with respect to its permeability and selectivity. However, while the cross-linked nylon support was able to withstand temperatures, the permeability continued to increase and the selectivity decreased with increasing temperature. Our studies indicated that further testing should examine the use of other ionic liquids, including those that form chemical complexes with CO2 based on amine interactions. The hypothesis is that the performance at the elevated temperatures could be improved by allowing a facilitated transport mechanism to become dominant. Several amine-based ionic liquids were tested on the cross-linked nylon support. It was found that using the amine-based ionic liquid did improve selectivity and permeability at higher temperature. The hypothesis was confirmed, and it was determined that the type of amine used also played a role in facilitated transport. Given the appropriate aminated ionic liquid with the cross-linked nylon support, it is possible to have a membrane capable of separating CO2 at IGCC conditions. With this being the case, the research has expanded to include separation of other constituents besides CO2 (CO, H2S, etc.) and if they play a role in membrane poisoning or degradation. This communication will discuss the operation of the recently fabricated ionic liquid membranes and the impact of gaseous components other than CO2 on their performance and stability.

  4. Instabilities in strongly coupled Yukawa liquids

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    Rosenberg, M.; Kalman, G. J.; Hartmann, P.

    2011-10-01

    Yukawa systems are systems of charged particles that interact via a screened Coulomb (Yukawa) interaction. If the electrostatic potential energy between neighboring charged particles is much larger than their thermal (kinetic) energy but smaller than that required for crystallization the system is in the strongly coupled liquid phase. Various plasmas such as dusty plasmas or ultracold neutral plasmas can exist in this liquid phase. Here, we investigate several streaming instabilities in the strongly coupled liquid phase of dusty plasmas, including (1) a dust-dust instability and (2) a dust acoustic instability. Applications to possible experimental parameters are discussed. Work partially supported by NSF Grant PHY-0903808 and NASA Grant NNX10AR54G.

  5. Tunable liquid crystal lasers

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    Woltman, Scott J.

    Liquid crystal lasers are dye-doped distributed feedback lasing systems. Fabricated by coupling the periodic structure of a liquid crystal medium with a fluorescent dye, the emission from these systems is tunable by controlling the liquid crystal system---be it through electric or thermal field effects, photochemical reactions, mechanical deformations, etc. The laser action arises from an extended interaction time between the radiation field, the laser emission, and the matter field, the periodic liquid crystal medium, at the edge of the photonic band gap. In this thesis, several tunable liquid crystal laser systems are investigated: cholesteric liquid crystals, holographic-polymer dispersed liquid crystals and liquid crystal polarization gratings. The primary focus has been to fabricate systems that are tunable through electrical means, as applications requiring mechanical or thermal changes are often difficult to control. Cholesteric liquid crystal lasers are helical Bragg reflectors, with a band gap for circularly polarized light of equivalent handedness to their helix. These materials were doped with a laser dye and laser emission was observed. The use of an in-plane electric field tends to unwind the helical pitch of the film and in doing so tunable emission was demonstrated for ˜15 nm. Holographic-polymer dispersed liquid crystals (H-PDLCs) are grating structures consisting of alternating layers of polymer and liquid crystal, with different indices of refraction. The application of an electric field index matches these layers and switches off the grating. Thus, laser emission can be switched on and off through the use of an electric field. Spatially tunable H-PDLC lasers were fabricated by creating chirped gratings, formed by divergent beams. The emission was shown to tune ˜5 nm as the pump beam was translated across a 1 inch film. Liquid crystal polarization gratings use photo-patterned alignment layers, through a polarization holography exposure, to induce an alignment in a liquid crystal film. Electrically tunable emission was demonstrated in these systems. Applications of liquid crystal lasers include emissive substrates or backplanes for displays or tunable emission sources for biology and medicine. The potential for such applications are discussed.

  6. Renewable liquid reflecting zone plate

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    Toor, Arthur; Ryutov, Dmitri D.

    2003-12-09

    A renewable liquid reflecting zone plate. Electrodes are operatively connected to a dielectric liquid in a circular or other arrangement to produce a reflecting zone plate. A system for renewing the liquid uses a penetrable substrate.

  7. Exploration Life Support Technology Development Challenges

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    Chambliss Joe; Rulis, Susan

    2007-01-01

    The Exploration Life Support project is developing technologies to address the needs for life support during NASA s exploration missions. The focus of development is Air Revitalization, Water Recovery, and Waste Management Systems (ARS, WRS, and WMS). The approach to meeting exploration needs for life support intrinsically involves processing mixtures of gases, liquids and solids; thus the effects of micro or hypo gravity must be considered in developing and verifying the technologies. This paper provides an overview of the ELS project, how ELS technologies are planned to be used in exploration vehicles and the challenges being addressed.

  8. Application of Ionic Liquids in Liquid Chromatography

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    Micha? Piotr Marsza??; Roman Kaliszan

    2007-01-01

    Interest in ionic liquids (ILs) for their potential application in analytical chemistry continues to grow. Their usefulness can be due to favourable physicochemical properties, like the lack of vapour pressure, good thermal and chemical stability as well as very good dissolution properties regarding both organic and inorganic compounds. A specific feature of ILs is that these compounds provide strong proton

  9. Noncavitating Pump For Liquid Helium

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    Hasenbein, Robert; Izenson, Michael; Swift, Walter; Sixsmith, Herbert

    1996-01-01

    Immersion pump features high efficiency in cryogenic service. Simple and reliable centrifugal pump transfers liquid helium with mass-transfer efficiency of 99 percent. Liquid helium drawn into pump by helical inducer, which pressurizes helium slightly to prevent cavitation when liquid enters impeller. Impeller then pressurizes liquid. Purpose of pump to transfer liquid helium from supply to receiver vessel, or to provide liquid helium flow for testing and experimentation.

  10. Oligonucleotide Synthesis Using Ionic Liquids as Soluble Supports

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    Robert A. Donga; Matthew Hassler; Tak-Hang Chan; Masad J. Damha

    2007-01-01

    The continuing evolution of the methodology for the solution-phase synthesis of oligonucleotides using soluble ionic tags as handles for easy purification is described. This methodology may provide a more cost efficient route for the large scale synthesis of oligonucleotides.

  11. Autothermal Processing of Renewable Liquids

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    Kruger, Jacob Scott

    The vast majority of petrochemicals are synthesized from just six building block molecules, but current feedstocks are an unsustainable resource with negative externalities. Biomass represents a potentially sustainable feedstock, but needs densification, preferably to a liquid form, to be a suitable replacement. Fermentation to butanol and pyrolysis to bio-oil are two promising liquid intermediates. Catalytic partial oxidation (CPO) of the liquid intermediates over noble metal catalysts, which converts the liquids primarily into syngas and light olefins, is a promising technique for processing densified biomass. The study of liquids at high temperatures requires consideration of a range of complex phenomena, including boiling behavior on hot surfaces, reactions of the feed molecules at high temperatures and on catalyst surfaces, and interactions of impurities in the liquid with the catalyst. Chapter 2 deals with the behavior of the transient liquid that forms when cellulose, a major constituent of biomass, is pyrolized. Fast photography experiments and numerical simulations are performed to show that the aerosols formed in the boiling of this liquid are capable of transporting nonvolatile fragments of biomass intact into the gas phase. These nonvolatile fragments have significant implications in the storage and downstream processing of bio-oil. Some of the behavior of bio-oil at high temperature may also be explained by the variety of molecules in the liquid. Many different functional groups are present, each with its own set of chemical reactions in combustion, pyrolysis, and partial oxidation on a metal catalyst. Chapters 3 and 4 investigate these reactions through a survey of two-carbon surrogates of the functional group classes found in bio-oil. Chapter 3 examines reactions occuring in the complete CPO system over Pt and Rh catalysts, and in the complete system absent O 2. The selectivity data from each molecule and the surface science literature of each molecule are used to propose a reaction mechanism over the catalyst surface. Chapter 4 investigates the reactions that may be occurring in the gas phase and over the alpha-Al2O3 foam monolith support. Significant gas-phase chemistry is likely present in the autothermal reactor, although different temperature gradients between the autothermal reactions and the externally heated tube makes quantification of the amount of homogeneous chemistry in the autothermal system impossible. The alpha-Al2O 3 support may serve as a heat transfer medium and radical quencher (due to its foam structure with small-diameter pores), but not likely acid catalysis, as selectivity to dehydration products was similar both with and without the foam support. Because butanol is another promising liquid intermediate in biomass processing, a series of experiments with butanol in an CPO reactor was also carried out. Chapter 5 compares the four butanol isomers in a CPO reactor over Pt, PtCe, Rh, and RhCe catalysts. The reactivity of tert-butanol was as high or higher than the other alcohols, indicating that the lack of a carbonyl decomposition path does not necessarily in uence the reactivity of the molecule. Rather, the reactivity appeared to be more a function of the initial pyrolysis temperature of the alcohol. Thus, much of the initial chemistry of the higher alcohols in a CPO reactor may be homogeneous. The main function of the catalyst may be to decompose the intermediate carbonyls and alkenes to syngas. To that end, the PtCe had significantly lower reforming activity than the other catalysts, evidenced by the lower selectivity to CO and H2 and generally higher temperatures. Selectivity to syngas and light olefins was high and tunable depending on feed ratios, indicating the potential of CPO to provide petrochemical building blocks from butanol. Chapter 6 combines CPO with a water-gas shift (WGS) stage and investigates the addition of steam to isobutanol for the production of a high-purity H2 stream. A RhCe catalyst was used in the CPO stage to convert 100% of the isobutanol feed to primarily

  12. Catalyst for converting synthesis gas to liquid motor fuels

    DOEpatents

    Coughlin, Peter K. (Yorktown Heights, NY)

    1986-01-01

    The addition of an inert metal component, such as gold, silver or copper, to a Fischer-Tropsch catalyst comprising cobalt enables said catalyst to convert synthesis gas to liquid motor fuels at about 240.degree.-370.degree. C. with advantageously reduced selectivity of said cobalt for methane in said conversion. The catalyst composition can advantageously include a support component, such as a molecular sieve, co-catalyst/support component or a combination of such support components.

  13. Enhanced catalyst for converting synthesis gas to liquid motor fuels

    DOEpatents

    Coughlin, Peter K. (Yorktown Heights, NY)

    1986-01-01

    The conversion of synthesis gas to liquid molar fuels by means of a cobalt Fischer-Tropsch catalyst composition is enhanced by the addition of molybdenum, tungsten or a combination thereof as an additional component of said composition. The presence of the additive component increases the olefinic content of the hydrocarbon products produced. The catalyst composition can advantageously include a support component, such as a molecular sieve, co-catalyst/support component or a combination of such support components.

  14. Data Liquidity in Health Information Systems

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    Courtney, Paul K.

    2011-01-01

    In 2001 the IOM report "Crossing the Quality Chasm" and the NCVHS report "Information for Health" were released and they provided the context for the development of information systems used to support health-supporting processes. Both had as their goals, implicit or explicit, to ensure the right data is provided to the right person at the right time, which is one definition of "Data Liquidity". This concept has had some traction in recent years as a shorthand way to express a system property for Health IT, but there is not a well-defined characterization of what properties of a system or of its components give it better or worse data liquidity. This paper looks at some recent work that help to identify those properties and perhaps can help to ground the concept with metrics that are assessable. PMID:21799328

  15. Liquid Oxygen/Liquid Methane Integrated Propulsion System Test Bed

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    Flynn, Howard; Lusby, Brian; Villemarette, Mark

    2011-01-01

    In support of NASA?s Propulsion and Cryogenic Advanced Development (PCAD) project, a liquid oxygen (LO2)/liquid methane (LCH4) Integrated Propulsion System Test Bed (IPSTB) was designed and advanced to the Critical Design Review (CDR) stage at the Johnson Space Center. The IPSTB?s primary objectives are to study LO2/LCH4 propulsion system steady state and transient performance, operational characteristics and to validate fluid and thermal models of a LO2/LCH4 propulsion system for use in future flight design work. Two phase thermal and dynamic fluid flow models of the IPSTB were built to predict the system performance characteristics under a variety of operating modes and to aid in the overall system design work. While at ambient temperature and simulated altitude conditions at the White Sands Test Facility, the IPSTB and its approximately 600 channels of system instrumentation would be operated to perform a variety of integrated main engine and reaction control engine hot fire tests. The pressure, temperature, and flow rate data collected during this testing would then be used to validate the analytical models of the IPSTB?s thermal and dynamic fluid flow performance. An overview of the IPSTB design and analytical model development will be presented.

  16. Liquid sampling system

    DOEpatents

    Larson, Loren L. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    1987-01-01

    A conduit extends from a reservoir through a sampling station and back to the reservoir in a closed loop. A jet ejector in the conduit establishes suction for withdrawing liquid from the reservoir. The conduit has a self-healing septum therein upstream of the jet ejector for receiving one end of a double-ended cannula, the other end of which is received in a serum bottle for sample collection. Gas is introduced into the conduit at a gas bleed between the sample collection bottle and the reservoir. The jet ejector evacuates gas from the conduit and the bottle and aspirates a column of liquid from the reservoir at a high rate. When the withdrawn liquid reaches the jet ejector the rate of flow therethrough reduces substantially and the gas bleed increases the pressure in the conduit for driving liquid into the sample bottle, the gas bleed forming a column of gas behind the withdrawn liquid column and interrupting the withdrawal of liquid from the reservoir. In the case of hazardous and toxic liquids, the sample bottle and the jet ejector may be isolated from the reservoir and may be further isolated from a control station containing remote manipulation means for the sample bottle and control valves for the jet ejector and gas bleed.

  17. Liquid sampling system

    DOEpatents

    Larson, L.L.

    1984-09-17

    A conduit extends from a reservoir through a sampling station and back to the reservoir in a closed loop. A jet ejector in the conduit establishes suction for withdrawing liquid from the reservoir. The conduit has a self-healing septum therein upstream of the jet ejector for receiving one end of a double-ended cannula, the other end of which is received in a serum bottle for sample collection. Gas is introduced into the conduit at a gas bleed between the sample collection bottle and the reservoir. The jet ejector evacuates gas from the conduit and the bottle and aspirates a column of liquid from the reservoir at a high rate. When the withdrawn liquid reaches the jet ejector the rate of flow therethrough reduces substantially and the gas bleed increases the pressure in the conduit for driving liquid into the sample bottle, the gas bleed forming a column of gas behind the withdrawn liquid column and interrupting the withdrawal of liquid from the reservoir. In the case of hazardous and toxic liquids, the sample bottle and the jet ejector may be isolated from the reservoir and may be further isolated from a control station containing remote manipulation means for the sample bottle and control valves for the jet ejector and gas bleed. 5 figs.

  18. Liquid-level detector

    DOEpatents

    Not Available

    1981-01-29

    Aliquid level sensor is described which has a pair of upright conductors spaced by an insulator defining a first high resistance path between the conductors. An electrically conductive path is interposed between the upright conductors at a discrete location at which liquid level is to be measured. It includes a liquid accessible gap of a dimension such that the electrical resistance across the conductor when the gap is filled with the liquid is detectably less than when the gap is emptied. The conductor might also be physically altered by temperature changes to serve also as an indicator of elevated temperature.

  19. Liquid metal electric pump

    DOEpatents

    Abbin, Joseph P. (Albuquerque, NM); Andraka, Charles E. (Albuquerque, NM); Lukens, Laurance L. (Albuquerque, NM); Moreno, James B. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1992-01-01

    An electrical pump for pumping liquid metals to high pressures in high temperature environments without the use of magnets or moving mechanical parts. The pump employs a non-porous solid electrolyte membrane, typically ceramic, specific to the liquid metal to be pumped. A DC voltage is applied across the thickness of the membrane causing ions to form and enter the membrane on the electrically positive surface, with the ions being neutralized on the opposite surface. This action provides pumping of the liquid metal from one side of the non-porous solid electrolyte membrane to the other.

  20. Liquid propellant rockets.

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Dipprey, D. F.

    1972-01-01

    A brief overview of the state of knowledge in liquid rocket technology is presented and examples are provided of instances where some fundamental principles of chemistry, fluid mechanics, and mathematics can be applied. A liquid propellant rocket classification is discussed together with rocket system performance, applications for liquid propellants, the effective exhaust velocity, aspects of simplified nozzle expansion, questions about theoretical propellant performance, the effect of chamber pressure on equilibrium performance, and the kinetic recombination in nozzles. Details of propellant combustion are examined, giving attention to propellant injection, evaporation-controlled combustion, combustion instability, and monopropellant decomposition.

  1. Liquid metal electric pump

    DOEpatents

    Abbin, J.P.; Andraka, C.E.; Lukens, L.L.; Moreno, J.B.

    1992-01-14

    An electrical pump for pumping liquid metals to high pressures in high temperature environments without the use of magnets or moving mechanical parts. The pump employs a non-porous solid electrolyte membrane, typically ceramic, specific to the liquid metal to be pumped. A DC voltage is applied across the thickness of the membrane causing ions to form and enter the membrane on the electrically positive surface, with the ions being neutralized on the opposite surface. This action provides pumping of the liquid metal from one side of the non-porous solid electrolyte membrane to the other. 3 figs.

  2. Exploring Materials: Liquid Crystals

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

    2010-01-01

    In this activity, learners discover that the way a material behaves on the macroscale is affected by its structure on the nanoscale. Learners investigate the properties of a heat sensitive liquid crystal and make their own liquid crystal sensor to take home. This is a fun and engaging activity, especially since liquid crystals are used in many consumer products, including cell phone displays, laptop computer screens, strip thermometers, and even "mood" rings! SAFETY: learners must be supervised when doing this activity. They must wear safety glasses to protect their eyes. Before doing this activity, read through the Material Safety Data Sheets.

  3. Liquid thickness gauge

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    Weinstein, Leonard M.

    1988-08-01

    A method and apparatus are developed to measure the thickness of a liquid on a surface independent of liquid conductivity. Two pairs of round, corrosion resistant wires are mounted in an insulating material such that the cross-sectional area of each wire is flush with and normal to the surface. The resistance between each pair of wires is measured using two ac resistance measuring circuits, in which the ratio of the outputs of the two resistance measuring circuits is indicative of the thickness of the liquid on the surface.

  4. 114. WEST SIDE OF LIQUID OXYGEN CONTROL ROOM (205). LIQUID ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    114. WEST SIDE OF LIQUID OXYGEN CONTROL ROOM (205). LIQUID NITROGEN (LN2) SUBCOOLER ON LEFT; SKID 8, LIQUID OXYGEN CONTROLLER FOR SWITCHING BETWEEN RAPID-LOAD AND TOPPING ON RIGHT. LIQUID OXYGEN LINE FROM SKID 9A AT RIGHT EDGE OF PHOTO. - Vandenberg Air Force Base, Space Launch Complex 3, Launch Pad 3 East, Napa & Alden Roads, Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, CA

  5. Containerless Liquid-Phase Processing of Ceramic Materials

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    Weber, J. K. Richard (Principal Investigator); Nordine, Paul C.

    1996-01-01

    The present project builds on the results of research supported under a previous NASA grant to investigate containerless liquid-phase processing of molten ceramic materials. The research used an aero-acoustic levitator in combination with cw CO2 laser beam heating to achieve containerless melting, superheating, undercooling, and solidification of poorly-conducting solids and liquids. Experiments were performed on aluminum oxide, binary aluminum oxide-silicon dioxide materials, and oxide superconductors.

  6. Modeling of Diffusion in Liquid Ge and Its Alloys

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    Stroud, David G.

    1998-01-01

    This report summarizes progress made on NASA Grant NAG3-1437, Modeling of diffusion in Liquid Ge and Its Alloys, which was in effect from January 15, 1993 through July 10, 1997. It briefly describes the purpose of the grant, and the work accomplished in simulations and other studies of thermophysical properties of liquid semiconductors and related materials. A list of publications completed with the support of the grant is also given.

  7. Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas Incident onto Thin Liquid Layers

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    Tian, Wei; Norberg, Seth; Babaeva, Natalia Yu.; Kushner, Mark J.

    2013-09-01

    The interaction of plasmas with liquids has increasing importance in advanced manufacturing and biomedical applications. Sustaining atmospheric pressure plasmas on liquids (as opposed to in liquids) can increase the chemical activity of the liquid by transferring more easily produced reactive species from the gas phase into the liquid. Often the intent is to treat the surface under the liquid layer, as in plasma medicine. The liquid then acts as a filter which modifies the fluxes of reactive species prior to reaching the underlying surface. The liquid in turn influences the plasma by evaporation which produces a saturated layer of, for example, water vapor above the liquid surface, or by the shape of liquid covered wounds and the dielectric properties of the liquid. Direct plasma exposure (e.g., a dielectric barrier discharge) enables intersection of ion and UV/VUV fluxes with the liquid surface whereas many remote plasma jets typically do not. This increases the rate of hydronium (H3O+) production which affects pH. In this paper, results from a computational investigation on the dynamics of atmospheric pressure plasmas intersecting thin water layers having dissolved gases and proteins will be discussed. Examples are taken from DBD and plasma jet exposure of water layers over a tissue-like dielectric, and plasmas sustained in bubbles in water. The mutual interaction of the plasma and liquid will be discussed based on radiation and ion transport into the water, evaporation, and transport and conversion of plasma produced reactivity through the water layer. The interaction of plasmas with liquids has increasing importance in advanced manufacturing and biomedical applications. Sustaining atmospheric pressure plasmas on liquids (as opposed to in liquids) can increase the chemical activity of the liquid by transferring more easily produced reactive species from the gas phase into the liquid. Often the intent is to treat the surface under the liquid layer, as in plasma medicine. The liquid then acts as a filter which modifies the fluxes of reactive species prior to reaching the underlying surface. The liquid in turn influences the plasma by evaporation which produces a saturated layer of, for example, water vapor above the liquid surface, or by the shape of liquid covered wounds and the dielectric properties of the liquid. Direct plasma exposure (e.g., a dielectric barrier discharge) enables intersection of ion and UV/VUV fluxes with the liquid surface whereas many remote plasma jets typically do not. This increases the rate of hydronium (H3O+) production which affects pH. In this paper, results from a computational investigation on the dynamics of atmospheric pressure plasmas intersecting thin water layers having dissolved gases and proteins will be discussed. Examples are taken from DBD and plasma jet exposure of water layers over a tissue-like dielectric, and plasmas sustained in bubbles in water. The mutual interaction of the plasma and liquid will be discussed based on radiation and ion transport into the water, evaporation, and transport and conversion of plasma produced reactivity through the water layer. Work supported by DOE Fusion Energy Science and NSF.

  8. Global weak solution and blow-up criterion of the general EricksenLeslie system for nematic liquid crystal flows

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    Rocca, Elisabetta

    of the liquid crystal director field. The author was supported by the FP7-IDEAS-ERC-StG Grant #256872 (Entro classification: 35B44, 35D30, 35K45, 35Q30, 76A15. 1 Introduction The hydrodynamic theory of liquid crystals due the coupling between the velocity field and the molecular director field, especially in liquid crystals

  9. Extensible automated dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction.

    PubMed

    Li, Songqing; Hu, Lu; Chen, Ketao; Gao, Haixiang

    2015-05-01

    In this study, a convenient and extensible automated ionic liquid-based in situ dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (automated IL-based in situ DLLME) was developed. 1-Octyl-3-methylimidazolium bis[(trifluoromethane)sulfonyl]imide ([C8MIM]NTf2) is formed through the reaction between [C8MIM]Cl and lithium bis[(trifluoromethane)sulfonyl]imide (LiNTf2) to extract the analytes. Using a fully automatic SPE workstation, special SPE columns packed with nonwoven polypropylene (NWPP) fiber, and a modified operation program, the procedures of the IL-based in situ DLLME, including the collection of a water sample, injection of an ion exchange solvent, phase separation of the emulsified solution, elution of the retained extraction phase, and collection of the eluent into vials, can be performed automatically. The developed approach, coupled with high-performance liquid chromatography-diode array detection (HPLC-DAD), was successfully applied to the detection and concentration determination of benzoylurea (BU) insecticides in water samples. Parameters affecting the extraction performance were investigated and optimized. Under the optimized conditions, the proposed method achieved extraction recoveries of 80% to 89% for water samples. The limits of detection (LODs) of the method were in the range of 0.16-0.45 ng mL(-1). The intra-column and inter-column relative standard deviations (RSDs) were <8.6%. Good linearity (r>0.9986) was obtained over the calibration range from 2 to 500 ng mL(-1). The proposed method opens a new avenue for automated DLLME that not only greatly expands the range of viable extractants, especially functional ILs but also enhances its application for various detection methods. Furthermore, multiple samples can be processed simultaneously, which accelerates the sample preparation and allows the examination of a large number of samples. PMID:25892068

  10. Ionic liquids in tribology.

    PubMed

    Minami, Ichiro

    2009-01-01

    Current research on room-temperature ionic liquids as lubricants is described. Ionic liquids possess excellent properties such as non-volatility, non-flammability, and thermo-oxidative stability. The potential use of ionic liquids as lubricants was first proposed in 2001 and approximately 70 articles pertaining to fundamental research on ionic liquids have been published through May 2009. A large majority of the cations examined in this area are derived from 1,3-dialkylimidazolium, with a higher alkyl group on the imidazolium cation being beneficial for good lubrication, while it reduces the thermo-oxidative stability. Hydrophobic anions provide both good lubricity and significant thermo-oxidative stability. The anions decompose through a tribochemical reaction to generate metal fluoride on the rubbed surface. Additive technology to improve lubricity is also explained. An introduction to tribology as an interdisciplinary field of lubrication is also provided. PMID:19553900

  11. Fractons and Luttinger liquids

    E-print Network

    Wellington da Cruz

    2000-10-05

    We consider the concept of fractons as particles or quasiparticles which obey a specific fractal statistics in connection with a one-dimensional Luttinger liquid theory. We obtain a dual statistics parameter ${\\tilde{\

  12. Liquid Phase Heating Systems 

    E-print Network

    Mordt, E. H.

    1979-01-01

    Temperature Water (HTW) central district heating systems are far superior to steam systems in large, spread out installations such as airports, universities and office complexes. Water, pressurized to keep it in the liquid state, is distributed at 400o...

  13. Basic Liquid Chromatography

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Dr. Yuri Kazakevich

    This online textbook offers a variety of information on high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Topics covered include instruments, detectors, theory, column selection, and pH effect. This website also contains links to a glossary, useful links, and manufacturer websites.

  14. Diet - full liquid

    MedlinePLUS

    ... any solids in them or on top – things like nuts, chocolate chips, and pieces of cookies. Try having a mix of 5 to 7 of the foods you can eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Liquid foods do NOT ...

  15. Liquidity and Trading Dynamics

    E-print Network

    Guerrieri, Veronica

    In this paper, we build a model where the presence of liquidity constraints tends to magnify the economy's response to aggregate shocks. We consider a decentralized model of trade, where agents may use money or credit to ...

  16. Liquidity facilities and signaling

    E-print Network

    Arregui, Nicolás

    2010-01-01

    This dissertation studies the role of signaling concerns in discouraging access to liquidity facilities like the IMF contingent credit lines (CCL) and the Discount Window (DW). In Chapter 1, I analyze the introduction of ...

  17. Ionic liquid ethanol sensor.

    PubMed

    Lee, Yuan Gee; Chou, Tse-Chuan

    2004-07-30

    Ionic liquids containing lithium methylsulfonyl group were prepared from the precursors poly(propylene glycol)-block-(ethylene glycol)-block-(propylene glycol)-bis(2-aminopropyl ether) with different molecular weight. These liquids revealed excellent electrical conductivity in the temperature range -25 to 85 degrees C. Also, they exhibited a high boiling temperature and hence a low vapor pressure in ambient condition. Additionally, they showed a high fluidity with their viscosities being comparative with that of water. To determine the sensitivity of an ethanol sensor by using these ionic liquids, these liquids were subjected into a sequential electrochemical tests with nickel electrodes which performed a high sensitivity for the ethanol sensor. It was found that only the derivative with low molecular weight could detect ethanol. Furthermore, a linear relationship between the response current and the concentration of ethanol was constructed. The detection limit was found to be 0.13% (v/v) and its response time was 336 s. PMID:15142574

  18. Liquid rocket engine injectors

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gill, G. S.; Nurick, W. H.

    1976-01-01

    The injector in a liquid rocket engine atomizes and mixes the fuel with the oxidizer to produce efficient and stable combustion that will provide the required thrust without endangering hardware durability. Injectors usually take the form of a perforated disk at the head of the rocket engine combustion chamber, and have varied from a few inches to more than a yard in diameter. This monograph treats specifically bipropellant injectors, emphasis being placed on the liquid/liquid and liquid/gas injectors that have been developed for and used in flight-proven engines. The information provided has limited application to monopropellant injectors and gas/gas propellant systems. Critical problems that may arise during injector development and the approaches that lead to successful design are discussed.

  19. Dynamics of liquid nanofilms

    E-print Network

    Henri Gouin; Sergey Gavrilyuk

    2008-09-20

    The van der Waals forces across a very thin liquid layer (nanofilm) in contact with a plane solid wall make the liquid nonhomogeneous. The dynamics of such flat liquid nanofilms is studied in isothermal case. The Navier-Stokes equations are unable to describe fluid motions in very thin films. The notion of surface free energy of a sharp interface separating gas and liquid layer is disqualified. The concept of disjoining pressure replaces the model of surface energy. In the nanofilm a supplementary free energy must be considered as a functional of the density. The equation of fluid motions along the nanofilm is obtained through the Hamilton variational principle by adding, to the conservative forces, the forces of viscosity in lubrication approximation. The evolution equation of the film thickness is deduced and takes into account the variation of the disjoining pressure along the layer.

  20. Liquid Assets: Wastewater

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2008-11-20

    This video segment from a WPSU documentary Liquid Assets describes the progression of wastewater management from its early days to present day wastewater treatment systems. The development of Boston’s first-ever waste management system is described.

  1. Liquid metal boiling inception

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Sabin, C. M.; Poppendiek, H. F.; Mouritzen, G.; Meckel, P. T.; Cloakey, J. E.

    1972-01-01

    An experimental study of the inception of boiling in potassium in forced convection is reported. The boiler consisted of a 0.19-inch inside diameter, niobium-1% zirconium boiler tube approximately six feet long. Heating was accomplished by direct electrical tube wall conduction. Experiments were performed with both all-liquid fill and two-phase fill startup sequences and with a range of flow rates, saturation temperatures, inert gas levels, and fill liquid temperatures. Superheat of the liquid above the equilibrium saturation temperature was observed in all the experiments. Incipient boiling liquid superheat ranged from a few degrees to several hundred. Comparisons of these data with other data and with several analytical treatments are presented.

  2. Liquid cooled garments

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1975-01-01

    Liquid cooled garments employed in several applications in which severe heat is encountered are discussed. In particular, the use of the garments to replace air line cooling units in a variety of industrial processing situations is discussed.

  3. Liquid Level Sensing System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Korman, Valentin (Inventor); Wiley, John T. (Inventor); Duffell, Amanda G. (Inventor)

    2014-01-01

    A liquid level sensing system includes waveguides disposed in a liquid and distributed along a path with a gap between adjacent waveguides. A source introduces electromagnetic energy into the waveguides at a first end of the path. A portion of the electromagnetic energy exits the waveguides at a second end of the path. A detector measures the portion of the electromagnetic energy exiting the second end of the path.

  4. Liquid cooled helmet

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Elkins, William (Inventor); Williams, Bill A. (Inventor)

    1979-01-01

    Liquid cooled helmet comprising a cap of flexible material adapted to fit the head of a person, cooling panels mounted inside the cap forming passageways for carrying a liquid coolant, the panels being positioned to engage the cranium and neck of a person wearing the helmet, inlet and outlet lines communicating with the passageways, and releasable straps for securing the helmet about the neck of the wearer.

  5. Compact Liquid Deaerator

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Yamauchi, S. T.

    1982-01-01

    Gases are removed from liquids by a new deaerator that takes up only 5 inches (12.7 cm) at top of a medium-sized storage tank. Deaerator has a multiple cascading header that exposes more fluid at lower pressures than typical commercial deaerators. Potential applications are in hydraulic systems for aircraft and heavy machinery, in cooling systems where deaerated liquid is needed to prevent cavitation of pump.

  6. Photorheological ionic liquids.

    PubMed

    Avó, João; Cidade, M T; Rodriguez, Vincent; Lima, João C; Parola, A Jorge

    2015-06-01

    Two room temperature ionic liquids (ILs) bearing coumarin and p-hydroxycinnamic acid moieties are synthesized, and their photochemistry is studied in solution and neat conditions. Irradiation at absorption maxima leads to photochemical transformations and results in changes of their rheological properties which are evaluated by rotational rheometry. Samples of ionic liquids are also studied by Hyper-Rayleigh scattering, and the effect of their photochemistry on ionic nanoaggregation is discussed. PMID:25970078

  7. Radiography for a Shock-accelerated Liquid Layer

    SciTech Connect

    P. Meekunnasombat

    2005-07-01

    This program supported the experimental study of the itneraction of planar shock waves with both solid structures (a single cylinder or a bank of cylinders) and single and multiple liquid layers. Objectives of the study included: characterization of the shock refraction patterns; measurements of the impulsive loading of the solid structures; observation of the response of the liquid layers to shock acceleration; assessment of the shock-mitigation effects of single and multiple liquid layers. The uploaded paper is intended as a final report for the entire funding period. The poster described in the paper won the Best Poster Award at the 25 International Symposium on Shock Waves.

  8. Prolonged survival of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in a new liquid medium.

    PubMed Central

    Hafiz, S; McEntegart, M G

    1976-01-01

    Despite substantial improvements in solid culture media for gonococci and the development of liquid media for the short-term growth of the organism, we know of no study of the long-term survival of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in liquid medium. A new liquid medium for N. gonorrhoeae formulated in this laboratory is simple, efficient, and promising. It will support growth and sustain inoculated colony types for periods of up to 3 weeks. Moreover, it has been used successfully for the primary isolation of gonococci from patients. From the evidence at present available, we believe that this medium will find a useful place in gonococcal research. PMID:827326

  9. The nitric acid oxidation of 2-octanol. A model reaction for multiple heterogeneous liquid–liquid reactions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    B. A. A. van Woezik; K. R. Westerterp

    2000-01-01

    The oxidation of 2-octanol with nitric acid has been selected as a model reaction for a heterogeneous liquid–liquid reaction with an undesired side reaction. 2-Octanol is first oxidized to 2-octanone, which can be further oxidized to carboxylic acids. An extensive experimental program has been followed using heat flow calorimetry supported by chemical analysis. A series of oxidation experiments has been

  10. Treatment of coal liquids

    SciTech Connect

    Gorbaty, M.L.; Liotta, R.

    1981-03-31

    Coal liquids are rendered compatible with petroleum liquids by selective oxygen alkylation or oxygen acylation of weakly acidic protons such as phenolic and carboxylic functionalities by means of a phase transfer reaction. Phenolic and carboxylic functional substituents, which are very polar, are converted to relatively non-polar ethers and esters, respectively. The o-alkylation or oacylation is carried out in a binary liquid phase solution (Organic/water). A quaternary ammonium or phosphonium salt is reacted with alkali or alkaline earth base (Caustic) to produce the corresponding quaternary ammonium or phosphonium base (An example of a phase transfer reagent). This quaternary base is non -nucleophilic and readily removes the phenolic and carboxylic protons, but does little else to the coal liquid molecules. After the removal of the weakly acidic protons by the quaternary base, the phenoxides and carboxylates which are produced then undergo O -alkylation or o-acylation. The alkylating or acylating agent comprises a carbon-bearing functionality and a displaceable leaving group. The o-alkylation or o-acylation reduces hydrogen bonding and therefore polarity, thereby rendering coal liquids more compatible with petroleum liquids.

  11. The liquid-liquid phase transition in silicon revealed by snapshots of valence electrons

    PubMed Central

    Beye, Martin; Sorgenfrei, Florian; Schlotter, William F.; Wurth, Wilfried; Föhlisch, Alexander

    2010-01-01

    The basis for the anomalies of water is still mysterious. Quite generally tetrahedrally coordinated systems, also silicon, show similar thermodynamic behavior but lack—like water—a thorough explanation. Proposed models—controversially discussed—explain the anomalies as a remainder of a first-order phase transition between high and low density liquid phases, buried deeply in the “no man’s land”—a part of the supercooled liquid region where rapid crystallization prohibits any experimental access. Other explanations doubt the existence of the phase transition and its first-order nature. Here, we provide experimental evidence for the first-order-phase transition in silicon. With ultrashort optical pulses of femtosecond duration we instantaneously heat the electronic system of silicon while the atomic structure as defined by the much heavier nuclear system remains initially unchanged. Only on a picosecond time scale the energy is transferred into the atomic lattice providing the energy to drive the phase transitions. With femtosecond X-ray pulses from FLASH, the free-electron laser at Hamburg, we follow the evolution of the valence electronic structure during this process. As the relevant phases are easily distinguishable in their electronic structure, we track how silicon melts into the low-density-liquid phase while a second phase transition into the high-density-liquid phase only occurs after the latent heat for the first-order phase transition has been transferred to the atomic structure. Proving the existence of the liquid-liquid phase transition in silicon, the hypothesized liquid-liquid scenario for water is strongly supported. PMID:20805512

  12. An apparatus for the measurement of thermal conductivity of liquid neon

    E-print Network

    Jensen, Jerald Norman

    1967-01-01

    for the experiment shown in figure 1 follows the basic design used by Grenier f' or measure- 5 ments of' the thermal conductivity of liquid. helium. The hot plate, Pl, is supported within the guard ring, P , by means of a stainless steel tube. The guard ring... seals against a stainless steel Dewar which contains liquid hydrogen. The test cell immersed in the liquid hydrogen is filled with liquid neon. The stainless steel liqui. d hydrogen Dewar is put in a liquid nitrogen bath. The test cell...

  13. RF gauging efforts with liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen as applicable to subcritical space vehicle systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Thompson, H. E.; Ott, W.; Stanley, N.

    1974-01-01

    The RF gauging concept is based on the interaction between a fluid dielectric medium in an enclosed metallic cavity and electromagnetic fields set up within that cavity. In RF gauging systems, the fundamental measurement relies on the interpretation of changes in the resonant RF frequencies of an enclosed tank as the mass of the propellant contained in the tank is changed. In addition to a discussion of the basic principles of operation of these systems, the study presents a description of the current breadboard implementation with typical test arrangements, along with supporting test data. The experimental testing of the RF gauging technique for liquid cryogen mass gauging indicates that this technique is a feasible approach to liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen gauging under all attitude or reduced gravity environments.

  14. Microgravity liquid propellant management

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hung, R. J.

    1990-01-01

    The requirement to settle or to position liquid fluid over the outlet end of a spacecraft propellant tank prior to main engine restart, poses a microgravity fluid behavior problem. Resettlement or reorientation of liquid propellant can be accomplished by providing optimal acceleration to the spacecraft such that the propellant is reoriented over the tank outlet without any vapor entrainment, any excessive geysering, or any other undersirable fluid motion for the space fluid management under microgravity environment. The most efficient technique is studied for propellant resettling through the minimization of propellant usage and weight penalties. Both full scale and subscale liquid propellant tank of Space Transfer Vehicle were used to simulate flow profiles for liquid hydrogen reorientation over the tank outlet. In subscale simulation, both constant and impulsive resettling acceleration were used to simulate the liquid flow reorientation. Comparisons between the constant reverse gravity acceleration and impulsive reverse gravity acceleration to be used for activation of propellant resettlement shows that impulsive reverse gravity thrust is superior to constant reverse gravity thrust.

  15. Macromolecular sensing at the liquid-liquid interface

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Herzog, Grégoire; Flynn, Shane; Arrigan, Damien W. M.

    2011-08-01

    We report here the electrochemical sensing of macromolecules, such as polyLysine dendrimers, at the polarised liquid | liquid interface. Electrochemistry at the liquid | liquid interface is a powerful analytical technique which allows the detection of non-redox active molecules via ion transfer reactions at a polarised water - oil interface. We demonstrate here that different parameters of the polyLysine dendrimers (charge number, molecular weight) have a strong influence on the sensitivity and limit of detection of these macromolecules. This work will help to the development of sensors based on charge transfer at the liquid | liquid interface.

  16. Improved liquid-film electron stripper

    DOEpatents

    Gavin, B.F.

    1984-11-01

    An improved liquid-film electron stripper particularly for high intensity heavy ion beams which produces constant regenerated, stable, free-standing liquid films having an adjustable thickness between 0.3 to 0.05 microns. The improved electron stripper is basically composed of at least one high speed, rotating disc with a very sharp, precision-like, ground edge on one side of the disc's periphery and with highly polished, flat, radial surface adjacent the sharp edge. A fine stream of liquid, such as oil, impinges at a 90/sup 0/ angle adjacent the disc's sharp outer edge. Film terminators, located at a selected distance from the disc perimeter are positioned approximately perpendicular to the film. The terminators support, shape, and stretch the film and are arranged to assist in the prevention of liquid droplet formation by directing the collected film to a reservoir below without breaking or interfering with the film. One embodiment utilizes two rotating discs and associated terminators, with the discs rotating so as to form films in opposite directions, and with the second disc being located down beam-line relative to the first disc.

  17. Emulsions Containing Perfluorocarbon Support Cell Cultures

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ju, Lu-Kwang; Lee, Jaw Fang; Armiger, William B.

    1990-01-01

    Addition of emulsion containing perfluorocarbon liquid to aqueous cell-culture medium increases capacity of medium to support mammalian cells. FC-40 Fluorinert (or equivalent) - increases average density of medium so approximately equal to that of cells. Cells stay suspended in medium without mechanical stirring, which damages them. Increases density enough to prevent cells from setting, and increases viscosity of medium so oxygen bubbled through it and nutrients stirred in with less damage to delicate cells.

  18. Redox chemistry at liquid/liquid interfaces

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Volkov, A. G.; Deamer, D. W.

    1997-01-01

    The interface between two immiscible liquids with immobilized photosynthetic pigments can serve as the simplest model of a biological membrane convenient for the investigation of photoprocesses accompanied by spatial separation of charges. As it follows from thermodynamics, if the resolvation energies of substrates and products are very different, the interface between two immiscible liquids may act as a catalyst. Theoretical aspects of charge transfer reactions at oil/water interfaces are discussed. Conditions under which the free energy of activation of the interfacial reaction of electron transfer decreases are established. The activation energy of electron transfer depends on the charges of the reactants and dielectric permittivity of the non-aqueous phase. This can be useful when choosing a pair of immiscible solvents to decrease the activation energy of the reaction in question or to inhibit an undesired process. Experimental interfacial catalytic systems are discussed. Amphiphilic molecules such as chlorophyll or porphyrins were studied as catalysts of electron transfer reactions at the oil/water interface.

  19. Viscosity of liquid anorthite.

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Cukierman, M.; Uhlmann, D. R.

    1973-01-01

    The viscosity of liquid anorthite has been determined over the temperature ranges between 1450 to 1620 C and 820 to 950 C. The high-temperature data agree well with previous experimental data and with predictions of the Bottinga and Weill model. The overall log (viscosity) versus 1/T relation exhibits pronounced and rather continuous curvature. The viscosity of anorthite is higher at any given temperature and more strongly temperature-dependent than that of the anorthite-rich lunar compositions 14259, 14310, and 15418. The room-temperature density of glassy anorthite (2.64 gm/cu cm) and the thermal expansion coefficients of glassy and liquid anorthite have also been determined. The volume expansion coefficient for the glass is about 0.000018 per deg C, and that for the liquid is about 0.000048 per deg C. These values are used to relate the high-temperature flow data to the predictions of free-volume theories.

  20. Liquid lubrication in space

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Zaretsky, Erwin V.

    1990-01-01

    The requirement for long-term, reliable operation of aerospace mechanisms has, with a few exceptions, pushed the state of the art in tribology. Space mission life requirements in the early 1960s were generally 6 months to a year. The proposed U.S. space station schedule to be launched in the 1990s must be continuously usable for 10 to 20 years. Liquid lubrication systems are generally used for mission life requirements longer than a year. Although most spacecraft or satellites have reached their required lifetimes without a lubrication-related failure, the application of liquid lubricants in the space environment presents unique challenges. The state of the art of liquid lubrication in space as well as the problems and their solutions are reviewed.

  1. Theme: Supporting Professional Diversity.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moore, Eddie A.; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Includes "Supporting Diversity" (Moore); "Reflections on the Need for Diversity" (Bowen); "Understanding Impediments to Diversity in Agricultural Education" (Whent); "Mentoring Diverse Populations" (Jones); "Supporting Diversity: An Unfinished Agenda" (Moore); "Professorial Roles in Supporting Diversity in Teaching, Research, and University…

  2. Breakup of Liquid Filaments

    E-print Network

    Castrejon-Pita, Alfonso A.; Castrejon-Pita, J.R.; Hutchings, I.M.

    2012-01-01

    in the formation of droplets from a thin water stream trickling from a tap, and in the quite different behaviour of the more viscous threads of honey or syrup flowing from a spoon [1]. The break- up of liquid jets is important in several practical con- texts... , including the dispersion of liquid drugs into res- pirable droplets, microfluidics, crop- and paint-spraying, and ink-jet printing [2–4]. There are also biological sys- tems in which either long filaments remain intact, or many droplets are formed [5, 6...

  3. Liquid Crystals: LCD Displays

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In this activity, by the Concord Consortium's Molecular Literacy project, students will learn the history and applications of liquid crystal technology. This interactive presentation will allow students to not only learn about the technology, but it will actually allow them to analyze and work with examples. Everything from flat panel televisions to mood rings are used to show how liquid crystal plays an integral role in many products. The activity itself is a java-based interactive resource built upon the free, open source Molecular Workbench software. In addition, visitors will find an overview of the activity, assessments, and concepts and their correlation to AAAS and NSES standards.

  4. SLD liquid argon calorimeter

    SciTech Connect

    Vella, E.

    1992-10-01

    The liquid argon calorimeter (LAC) of the SLD detector is a parallel plate -- liquid argon sampling calorimeter, used to measure particle energies in Z[sup 0] decays at the Stanford Linear Collider. The LAC module design is based on a unique projective tower structure, in which lead plates and segmented lead tiles serve both as absorbers and electrodes. The LAC front end electronics incorporates several novel features, including extensive multiplexing and optical fiber readout, which take advantage of the low SLC beam crossing frequency. The operational performance of the LAC during the recently completed SLD physics run (which recorded over 10,000 Z[sup 0] events) is discussed.

  5. SLD liquid argon calorimeter

    SciTech Connect

    Vella, E.; SLD Collaboration

    1992-10-01

    The liquid argon calorimeter (LAC) of the SLD detector is a parallel plate -- liquid argon sampling calorimeter, used to measure particle energies in Z{sup 0} decays at the Stanford Linear Collider. The LAC module design is based on a unique projective tower structure, in which lead plates and segmented lead tiles serve both as absorbers and electrodes. The LAC front end electronics incorporates several novel features, including extensive multiplexing and optical fiber readout, which take advantage of the low SLC beam crossing frequency. The operational performance of the LAC during the recently completed SLD physics run (which recorded over 10,000 Z{sup 0} events) is discussed.

  6. Support Guidelines.com

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This resource, created by Laura Wish Morgan, a prominent family law and child support attorney, is offered primarily as an aid to other attorneys "who wish to research the law of child support in general and child support guidelines in particular." The site features links to child support guidelines for each state and the District of Columbia, weekly overviews of current notable child support cases, monthly articles on current legal issues concerning child support, and a collection of related links.

  7. Rheological properties of ammonia-water liquids and crystal-liquid slurries - Planetological applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. S. Kargel; S. K. Croft; J. I. Lunine; J. S. Lewis

    1991-01-01

    The laboratory-measured viscosities of liquid mixtures representative of the variety of cryovolcanic substances of the icy satellites are presently noted to be much greater than could be expected on the assumption that end-member molecules are noninteractive; this observation is supported by others concerning molar volumes and vapor pressure relations, which indicate the presence of strong molecular-interaction forces that fundamentally affect

  8. Mixed Stationary Liquid Phases for Gas-Liquid Chromatography.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Koury, Albert M.; Parcher, Jon F.

    1979-01-01

    Describes a laboratory technique for use in an undergraduate instrumental analysis course that, using the interpretation of window diagrams, prepares a mixed liquid phase column for gas-liquid chromatography. A detailed procedure is provided. (BT)

  9. 138. LIQUID NITROGEN INSTRUMENT PANEL ON EAST WALL OF LIQUID ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    138. LIQUID NITROGEN INSTRUMENT PANEL ON EAST WALL OF LIQUID NITROGEN CONTROL ROOM (115), LSB (BLDG. 770) - Vandenberg Air Force Base, Space Launch Complex 3, Launch Pad 3 West, Napa & Alden Roads, Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, CA

  10. Synthesis and Characterization of Thiazolium-Based Room Temperature Ionic Liquids for Gas Separations

    SciTech Connect

    Hillesheim, Patrick C [ORNL; Mahurin, Shannon Mark [ORNL; Fulvio, Pasquale F [ORNL; Yeary, Joshua S [ORNL; Oyola, Yatsandra [ORNL; Jiang, Deen [ORNL; Dai, Sheng [ORNL

    2012-01-01

    A series of novel thiazolium-bis(triflamide) based ionic liquids has been synthesized and characterized. Physicochemical properties of the ionic liquids such as thermal stability, phase transitions, and infrared spectra were analysed and compared to the imidazolium-based congeners. Several unique classes of ancillary substitutions are examined with respect to impacts on overall structure, in addition to their carbon dioxide absorption properties in supported ionic-liquid membranes for gas separation.

  11. The dynamics of free liquid drops

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Wang, T. G.; Trinh, E. H.; Croonquist, A. P.; Elleman, D. D.

    1988-01-01

    The behavior of rotating and oscillating free liquid drops was studied by many investigators theoretically for many years. More recent numerical treatments have yielded predictions which are yet to be verified experimentally. The purpose is to report the results of laboratory work as well as that of the experiments carried out in space during the flight of Spacelab 3, and to compare it with the existing theoretical studies. Ground-based experiments were attempted as a first approximation to the ideal boundary conditions used by the theoretical treatments by neutralizing the overwhelming effects of the Earth's gravitational field with an outside supporting liquid and with the use of levitation technology. The viscous and inertial loading of such a suspending fluid was found to profoundly effect the results, but the information thus gathered has emphasized the uniqueness of the experimental data obtained in the low-gravity environment of space.

  12. A liquid bridge connecting moving porous surfaces

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gharib, Morteza; Gat, Amir; Navaz, Homayun

    2011-11-01

    We study the coupled problem of a liquid bridge connecting two porous surfaces where the gap between the surfaces is an externally controlled function of time. The relative motion between the surfaces affects the geometry and the pressure distribution of the liquid bridge, thus influencing the diffusion speed and penetration topology within the porous material. Utilizing the lubrication approximation and Darcy's phenomenological law we obtain a relation between the diffusion into the porous surface and the relative motion between the surfaces. A scheme to control the diffusion topology is presented and illustrated for the case of conical penetration topology with an arbitrary cone opening angle. Analytic expressions describing the penetration topology for the case of constant speed of the surfaces and the relative motion between the surfaces required to create a conical penetration topology are obtained and compared to experimental and numerical data. This project was supported by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Award Number: 330233-A.

  13. Separation of Liquid Solutions by Contained Liquid Membranes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. Sengupta; R. Basu; R. Prasad; K. K. Sirkar

    1988-01-01

    The technique of contained liquid membranes (CLM) for liquid solution separation is discussed. The CLM is obtained by confining the membrane liquid between two sets of microporous hollow fibers (MHF). The lumen of the hollow fiber carries the feed or the strip solution under proper phase pressure condition vis-a-vis the membrane phase. Various possible structural configurations of the CLM are

  14. Quality user support: Supporting quality users

    SciTech Connect

    Woolley, T.C.

    1994-12-31

    During the past decade, fundamental changes have occurred in technical computing in the oil industry. Technical computing systems have moved from local, fragmented quantity, to global, integrated, quality. The compute power available to the average geoscientist at his desktop has grown exponentially. Technical computing applications have increased in integration and complexity. At the same time, there has been a significant change in the work force due to the pressures of restructuring, and the increased focus on international opportunities. The profile of the user of technical computing resources has changed. Users are generally more mature, knowledgeable, and team oriented than their predecessors. In the 1990s, computer literacy is a requirement. This paper describes the steps taken by Oryx Energy Company to address the problems and opportunities created by the explosive growth in computing power and needs, coupled with the contraction of the business. A successful user support strategy will be described. Characteristics of the program include: (1) Client driven support; (2) Empowerment of highly skilled professionals to fill the support role; (3) Routine and ongoing modification to the support plan; (4) Utilization of the support assignment to create highly trained advocates on the line; (5) Integration of the support role to the reservoir management team. Results of the plan include a highly trained work force, stakeholder teams that include support personnel, and global support from a centralized support organization.

  15. Polymorphism in glassy silicon: Inherited from liquid-liquid phase transition in supercooled liquid

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhang, Shiliang; Wang, Li-Min; Zhang, Xinyu; Qi, Li; Zhang, Suhong; Ma, Mingzhen; Liu, Riping

    2015-02-01

    Combining molecular dynamics (MD) simulation and Voronoi polyhedral analyses, we discussed the microstructure evolution in liquid and glassy silicon during cooling by focusing on the fraction of various clusters. Liquid-liquid phase transition (LLPT) is detected in supercooled liquid silicon However, freezing the high-density liquid (HDL) to the glassy state is not achieved as the quenching rate goes up to 1014 K/s. The polyamorphism in glassy silicon is found to be mainly associated with low-density liquid (LDL).

  16. Liquid Cooled Garments

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1979-01-01

    Astronauts working on the surface of the moon had to wear liquid-cooled garments under their space suits as protection from lunar temperatures which sometimes reach 250 degrees Fahrenheit. In community service projects conducted by NASA's Ames Research Center, the technology developed for astronaut needs has been adapted to portable cooling systems which will permit two youngsters to lead more normal lives.

  17. Transport in Luttinger Liquids

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rao, Sumathi

    We give a brief introduction to Luttinger liquids and to the phenomena of electronic transport or conductance in quantum wires. We explain why the subject of transport in Luttinger liquids is relevant and fascinating and review some important results on tunneling through barriers in a one-dimensional quantum wire and the phenomena of persistent currents in mesoscopic rings. We give a brief description of our own work on transport through doubly-crossed Luttinger liquids and transport in the Schulz-Shastry exactly solvable Luttinger-like model. With a view to making this article accessible to researchers in diverse fields such as nuclear physics, particle physics, formal field theory and condensed matter physics, we begin by first giving a brief introduction. In Sec. 1, we explain the words such as "Luttinger liquid" and "transport" in the title. We also motivate the study of this subject by showing that field is very important at the current time from the applications point of view and describe why it is theoretically fascinating. We then give a quick review of some of the important results in the field in Sec. 2, before we go on to describe some work that we have recently done and are doing in this field in Sec. 3. Finally, in Sec. 4, we conclude by re-emphasizing the importance of this area and drawing attention towards future possibilities.

  18. Liquid metal thermoacoustic engine

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. W. Swift; A. Migliori; J. C. Wheatley

    1986-01-01

    We are studying a liquid metal thermoacoustic engine both theoretically and experimentally. This type of engine promises to produce large quantities of electrical energy from heat at modest efficiency with no moving parts. A sound wave is usually thought of as consisting of pressure oscillations, but always attendant to the pressure oscillation are temperature oscillations. The combination produces a rich

  19. Liquid Rocket Engine Testing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rahman, Shamim

    2005-01-01

    Comprehensive Liquid Rocket Engine testing is essential to risk reduction for Space Flight. Test capability represents significant national investments in expertise and infrastructure. Historical experience underpins current test capabilities. Test facilities continually seek proactive alignment with national space development goals and objectives including government and commercial sectors.

  20. Energy efficient liquid cooling

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jeff Punch

    2008-01-01

    The theme of this paper is an investigation of the hydrodynamic performance of liquid pumps for electronics cooling applications, considered in conjunction with a range of primary heat exchangers. Pressure-flow characteristics of a set of geometrically- similar, miniature-scale centrifugal pumps are measured, and reductions in hydrodynamic efficiency are seen to occur below a critical Reynolds number. Six primary heat exchangers

  1. Temperature Programmed Liquid Chromatography

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brian A. Jones

    2005-01-01

    Temperature programming in liquid chromatography is reviewed with an emphasis on instrumental methods, and emerging techniques. Column formats and stationary phases, both open tubular and packed, along with normal, reversed?phase and water—only mobile phases—are discussed. Attention is given particularly to separations with larger bore columns.

  2. Cloud Liquid Water Measurements

    E-print Network

    Delene, David J.

    #12;Wet Power Term Energy is transferred to heat droplets to to the boiling point and vaporize of Vaporization · cw - Specific Heat of Water · Tv - Boiling Temperature of Water · Ta ­ Ambient Temperature #12 of Vaporization · cw - Specific Heat of Water · Tv ­ Water Boiling Temperature Solve for Liquid Water Content · P

  3. Liquid rocket valve components

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1973-01-01

    A monograph on valves for use with liquid rocket propellant engines is presented. The configurations of the various types of valves are described and illustrated. Design criteria and recommended practices for the various valves are explained. Tables of data are included to show the chief features of valve components in use on operational vehicles.

  4. Microplasmas in liquids

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Staack, David

    2013-09-01

    Plasma discharges from 1 ? m to 10 ? m in size can be generated in a variety of liquids by the use of nanosecond duration high voltage pulses of low energy. Through a variety of high temporal and spatial resolution diagnostic the plasma discharge formation, growth and properties are studied. Experiments reveal the plasma is confined inside of a small lower density region, or bubble, in the fluid. This bubble is generated commensurate with the plasma formation and the stability and rate of bubble growth is input energy and medium dependent. Emission spectroscopy indicates the microscale plasmas to be non-equilibrium but only when the lowest energy, and smallest, discharges are generated. The non-equilibrium and high surface to volume ratio of the microplasmas offers a unique set of liquid phase plasma chemistries. Various schema for generating both highly localized and volumetrically distributed non-equilibrium microplasmas in liquids are presented. When applied to the reforming of fuels and oils the advantages of the non-equilibrium discharge in liquid regime lead to more control over the product compositions.

  5. Liquid boosters for Shuttle?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Donald F. Robertson

    1989-01-01

    The use of liquid rocket boosters (LRBs) for the Space Shuttle is proposed. The advantages LRBs provide are improved flight safety due to the use of four engines instead of two and less environmental pollution than solid rocket boosters because LRBs utilize clean-burning fuels. The LRBs also permit very high launch rates and increased safety in assembly and mating of

  6. Viscosity Of Liquids - Experiment

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Classroom experiment to illustrate the viscosity of different liquids by measuring how quickly pebbles sink through them. The site describes all of the required material for the experiment and also gives a detailed chart for recording the results of the experiment. Altogether, the site is a great activity for the classroom.

  7. Structure of liquid polymers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H. Radscheit; J. A. Gardner

    1981-01-01

    Summary Results of measuring the static magnetic susceptibilities in liquid sulfur are interpreted with the help of a general polymerisation theory. Evidence is found that at high temperatures threefold bonded atoms become important. In S doped with Se and Te the independent bond model is applicable above 550 °C. We also give magnetic susceptibility data for theS-Tl system.

  8. Clean room wiping liquids

    SciTech Connect

    Harding, W.B.

    1991-12-01

    A water-based liquid containing isopropyl alcohol, ammonium hydroxide, and surfactants was developed to replace 1,1,2-trichlorotrifluoroethane for the dampening of clean room wiping cloths used to wipe clean benches, clean room equipment, and latex finger cots and gloves.

  9. LIQUID METAL FUEL TECHNOLOGY

    Microsoft Academic Search

    B. R. T. Frost; C. C. Addison; A. Chitty; G. A. Geach; P. Gross; J. A. James; G. J. Metcalfe; T. Raine; H. A. Sloman

    1959-01-01

    The work carried out at a number of laboratories on the metallurgical ; problems associated with the development of liquid metal fuelled reactors is ; outlined. The major effort has been concerned with a circulating fuel thermal ; system which employs a fuel of uranium dissolved in bismuth and a thorium-bismuth ; slurry blanket. However, a considerable amount of work

  10. LIQUID WASTE COMPOSTING

    EPA Science Inventory

    This research project was conducted at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park to examine the feasibility of adapting and using the sludge composting technique to compost liquid waste collected in the National Parks. This study evaluated the composting of two probl...

  11. Liquid propellant densification

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Lak, Tibor I. (Inventor); Petrilla, Steve P. (Inventor); Lozano, Martin E. (Inventor)

    1997-01-01

    Super cooling the cryogenic liquid propellant in a vehicle propellant tank densities the propellant allowing the vehicle propellant tank to carry more fuel in the same volume tank while lowering the vapor pressure and thus the tank operating pressure. Lowering the tank operating pressure reduces the stress and therefore allows the walls of the tank to be thinner. Both the smaller tank volume and thinner tank wall results in an overall smaller and lighter vehicle with increased payload capability. The cryogenic propellant can be supercooled well below the normal boiling point temperature level by transporting the liquid propellant from the vehicle tanks to a ground based cooling unit which utilizes a combination of heat exchanger and compressor. The compressor lowers the coolant fluid bath pressure resulting in a low temperature boiling liquid which is subsequently used to cool the recirculating liquid. The cooled propellant is then returned to the vehicle propellant tank. In addition to reducing the vehicle size and weight the invention also allows location of the vent valve on the ground, elimination of on-board recirculation pumps or bleed systems, smaller and lighter engine pumps and valves, lighter and more stable ullage gas, and significant reduction in tank fill operation. All of these mentioned attributes provide lower vehicle weight and cost.

  12. Liquid rocket valve assemblies

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1973-01-01

    The design and operating characteristics of valve assemblies used in liquid propellant rocket engines are discussed. The subjects considered are as follows: (1) valve selection parameters, (2) major design aspects, (3) design integration of valve subassemblies, and (4) assembly of components and functional tests. Information is provided on engine, stage, and spacecraft checkout procedures.

  13. Liquid Crystals - The Mainstream Game

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Nobel Foundation

    A liquid crystal is a substance that flows like a liquid but maintains some of the ordered structure characteristic of crystals. Play this game to see how the crystal moves around in different patterns.

  14. Solid-Liquid Interfacial Premelting

    E-print Network

    Yang, Yang; Asta, Mark; Laird, Brian Bostian

    2013-02-28

    We report the observation of a premelting transition at chemically sharp solid-liquid interfaces using molecular-dynamics simulations. The transition is observed in the solid-Al—liquid-Pb system and involves the formation ...

  15. Demonstrating Paramagnetism Using Liquid Nitrogen.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Simmonds, Ray; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Describes how liquid nitrogen is attracted to the poles of neodymium magnets. Nitrogen is not paramagnetic, so the attraction suggests that the liquid nitrogen contains a small amount of oxygen, which causes the paramagnetism. (MVL)

  16. Liquid and Gaseous Waste Operations Department annual operating report, CY 1995

    SciTech Connect

    Maddox, J.J.; Scott, C.B.

    1996-03-01

    This report describes the operating activities, upgrade activities, maintenance, and other activities regarding liquid and gaseous low level radioactive waste management at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Miscellaneous activities include training, audits, tours, and environmental restoration support.

  17. Rockets using Liquid Oxygen

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Busemann, Adolf

    1947-01-01

    It is my task to discuss rocket propulsion using liquid oxygen and my treatment must be highly condensed for the ideas and experiments pertaining to this classic type of rocket are so numerous that one could occupy a whole morning with a detailed presentation. First, with regard to oxygen itself as compared with competing oxygen carriers, it is known that the liquid state of oxygen, in spite of the low boiling point, is more advantageous than the gaseous form of oxygen in pressure tanks, therefore only liquid oxygen need be compared with the oxygen carriers. The advantages of liquid oxygen are absolute purity and unlimited availability at relatively small cost in energy. The disadvantages are those arising from the impossibility of absolute isolation from heat; consequently, allowance must always be made for a certain degree of vaporization and only vented vessels can be used for storage and transportation. This necessity alone eliminates many fields of application, for example, at the front lines. In addition, liquid oxygen has a lower specific weight than other oxygen carriers, therefore many accessories become relatively larger and heavier in the case of an oxygen rocket, for example, the supply tanks and the pumps. The advantages thus become effective only in those cases where definitely scheduled operation and a large ground organization are possible and when the flight requires a great concentration of energy relative to weight. With the aim of brevity, a diagram of an oxygen rocket will be presented and the problem of various component parts that receive particularly thorough investigation in this classic case but which are also often applicable to other rocket types will be referred to.

  18. 3-Methylpiperidinium ionic liquids.

    PubMed

    Belhocine, Tayeb; Forsyth, Stewart A; Gunaratne, H Q Nimal; Nieuwenhuyzen, Mark; Nockemann, Peter; Puga, Alberto V; Seddon, Kenneth R; Srinivasan, Geetha; Whiston, Keith

    2015-04-28

    A wide range of room temperature ionic liquids based on the 3-methylpiperdinium cation core were produced from 3-methylpiperidine, which is a derivative of DYTEK® A amine. First, reaction with 1-bromoalkanes or 1-bromoalkoxyalkanes generated the corresponding tertiary amines (Rm?pip, R = alkyl or alkoxyalkyl); further quaternisation reactions with the appropriate methylating agents yielded the quaternary [Rmm?pip]X salts (X(-) = I(-), [CF3CO2](-) or [OTf](-); Tf = -SO2CF3), and [Rmm?pip][NTf2] were prepared by anion metathesis from the corresponding iodides. All [NTf2](-) salts are liquids at room temperature. [Rmm?pip]X (X(-) = I(-), [CF3CO2](-) or [OTf](-)) are low-melting solids when R = alkyl, but room temperature liquids upon introduction of ether functionalities on R. Neither of the 3-methylpiperdinium ionic liquids showed any signs of crystallisation, even well below 0 °C. Some related non-C-substituted piperidinium and pyrrolidinium analogues were prepared and studied for comparison. Crystal structures of 1-hexyl-1,3-dimethylpiperidinium tetraphenylborate, 1-butyl-3-methylpiperidinium bromide, 1-(2-methoxyethyl)-1-methylpiperidinium chloride and 1-(2-methoxyethyl)-1-methylpyrrolidinium bromide are reported. Extensive structural and physical data are collected and compared to literature data, with special emphasis on the systematic study of the cation ring size and/or asymmetry effects on density, viscosity and ionic conductivity, allowing general trends to be outlined. Cyclic voltammetry shows that 3-methylpiperidinium ionic liquids, similarly to azepanium, piperidinium or pyrrolidinium counterparts, are extremely electrochemically stable; the portfolio of useful alternatives for safe and high-performing electrolytes is thus greatly extended. PMID:25669485

  19. Liquid metal thermoacoustic engine

    SciTech Connect

    Swift, G.W.; Migliori, A.; Wheatley, J.C.

    1986-01-01

    We are studying a liquid metal thermoacoustic engine both theoretically and experimentally. This type of engine promises to produce large quantities of electrical energy from heat at modest efficiency with no moving parts. A sound wave is usually thought of as consisting of pressure oscillations, but always attendant to the pressure oscillation are temperature oscillations. The combination produces a rich variety of ''thermoacoustic'' effects. These effects are usually so small that they are never noticed in everyday life; nevertheless under the right circumstances they can be harnessed to produce powerful heat engines, heat pumps, and refrigerators. In our liquid metal thermoacoustic engine, heat flow from a high temperature source to a low temperature sink generates a high-amplitude standing acoustic wave in liquid sodium. This acoustic power is converted to electric power by a simple magnetohydrodynamic effect at the acoustic oscillation frequency. We have developed a detailed thermoacoustic theory applicable to this engine, and find that a reasonably designed liquid sodium engine operating between 700/sup 0/C and 100/sup 0/C should generate about 60 W/cm/sup 2/ of acoustic power at about 1/3 of Carnot's efficiency. Construction of a 3000 W-thermal laboratory model engine has just been completed, and we have exciting preliminary experimental results as of the time of preparation of this manuscript showing, basically, that the engine works. We have also designed and built a 1 kHz liquid sodium magnetohydrodynamic generator and have extensive measurements on it. It is now very well characterized both experimentally and theoretically. The first generator of its kind, it already converts acoustic power to electric power with 40% efficiency. 16 refs., 5 figs.

  20. Reaction Dynamics at Liquid Interfaces

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Benjamin, Ilan

    2015-04-01

    The liquid interface is a narrow, highly anisotropic region, characterized by rapidly varying density, polarity, and molecular structure. I review several aspects of interfacial solvation and show how these affect reactivity at liquid/liquid interfaces. I specifically consider ion transfer, electron transfer, and SN2 reactions, showing that solvent effects on these reactions can be understood by examining the unique structure and dynamics of the liquid interface region.

  1. Temperature-dependent structural heterogeneity in calcium silicate liquids

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Benmore, C. J.; Weber, J. K. R.; Wilding, M. C.; Du, J.; Parise, J. B.

    2010-12-01

    X-ray diffraction measurements performed on aerodynamically levitated CaSiO3 droplets have been interpreted using a structurally heterogeneous liquid-state model. When cooled, the high-temperature liquid shows evidence of the polymerization of edge shared Ca octahedra. Diffraction isosbestic points are used to characterize the polymerization process in the pair-distribution function. This behavior is linear in the high-temperature melt but exhibits rapid growth just above the glass transition temperature around 1.2Tg . The heterogeneous liquid interpretation is supported by molecular-dynamics simulations which show the CaSiO3 glass has more edge-shared polyhedra and fewer corner shared polyhedra than the liquid model.

  2. Temperature-dependent structural heterogeneity in calcium silicate liquids.

    SciTech Connect

    Benmore, C. J.; Weber, J. K. R.; Wilding, M. C.; Du, J.; Parise, J. B. (X-Ray Science Division); (Materials Development Inc.); (Aberystwyth Univ.); (State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook); (Univ. of North Texas)

    2010-12-07

    X-ray diffraction measurements performed on aerodynamically levitated CaSiO{sub 3} droplets have been interpreted using a structurally heterogeneous liquid-state model. When cooled, the high-temperature liquid shows evidence of the polymerization of edge shared Ca octahedra. Diffraction isosbestic points are used to characterize the polymerization process in the pair-distribution function. This behavior is linear in the high-temperature melt but exhibits rapid growth just above the glass transition temperature around 1.2T{sub g}. The heterogeneous liquid interpretation is supported by molecular-dynamics simulations which show the CaSiO{sub 3} glass has more edge-shared polyhedra and fewer corner shared polyhedra than the liquid model.

  3. Child Support Report, 1999.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sharman, Phil, Ed.

    1999-01-01

    This document comprises the 12 issues for 1999 of the "Child Support Report," which explores problems related to child support enforcement, reports on federal and state government child support enforcement initiatives, and summarizes research related to child support. Editorials and information on events and conferences of interest and funding…

  4. Quantifying thick liquid films and their role in evaporative drying of porous media

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lehmann, P.; Willson, C.; Shokri, N.; Stampanoni, M.; Or, D.

    2007-12-01

    Evaporation rate from porous media is determined by a combination of driving forces and external conditions interacting with liquid and vapor within complex pore spaces. The evaporation rate during first stage of a drying process is controlled primarily by atmospheric demand and generally is not limited by medium transport properties. Liquid connections between the evaporation surface and the receding drying front sustain sufficient water supply to maintain a constant evaporation rate. When hydraulic connections are disrupted, water transport to the surface becomes limited to rates supported by vapor diffusion. To improve our understanding of the properties of stage-one supporting liquid connections, we delineated pore geometry and liquid configuration in sand samples imaged using synchrotron X-rays tomography. As air invades large pores, remaining liquid in crevices and grain contacts form a network of thick films. We compared evaporation rates with liquid phase configuration above the drying front in an attempt to relate the end of the first stage of drying with liquid films connectivity. The dependency of high evaporation rates on residual liquid continuity implies sensitivity to surface wettability properties. These effects were examined using different mixtures of hydrophobic and hydrophilic particles and their impact on drying rates and liquid phase distribution. Improved understanding of relationships between pore scale effects, liquid configuration and evaporation processes enhances predictability of drying rates and may enable alterations or design of porous media with prescribed drying behavior.

  5. A sliding cell technique for diffusion measurements in liquid metals

    SciTech Connect

    Geng, Yongliang; Zhu, Chunao; Zhang, Bo, E-mail: bo.zhang@hfut.edu.cn [School of Material Science and Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009 (China) [School of Material Science and Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009 (China); Anhui Provincial Key Lab of Advanced Functional Materials and Devices, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009 (China)

    2014-03-15

    The long capillary and shear cell techniques are the usual methods for diffusion measurements in liquid metals. Here we present a new “sliding cell technique” to measure interdiffusion in liquid alloys, which combines the merits of these two methods. Instead of a number of shear cells, as used in the shear cell method, only one sliding cell is designed to separate and join the liquid diffusion samples. Using the sliding cell technique, the influence of the heating process (which affects liquid diffusion measurements in the conventional long capillary method) can be eliminated. Time-dependent diffusion measurements at the same isothermal temperature were carried out in Al-Cu liquids. Compared with the previous results measured by in-situ X-ray radiography, the obtained liquid diffusion coefficient in this work is believed to be influenced by convective flow. The present work further supports the idea that to obtain accurate diffusion constants in liquid metals, the measurement conditions must be well controlled, and there should be no temperature gradients or other disturbances.

  6. Liquid lubrication for space applications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Fusaro, Robert L.; Khonsari, Michael M.

    1992-01-01

    Reviewed here is the state of the art of liquid lubrication for space applications. The areas discussed are types of liquid lubrication mechanisms, space environmental effects on lubrication, classification of lubricants, liquid lubricant additives, grease lubrication, mechanism materials, bearing anomalies and failures, lubricant supply techniques, and application types and lubricant needs for those applications.

  7. Low-level liquid types

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Patrick Maxim Rondon; Ming Kawaguchi; Ranjit Jhala

    2010-01-01

    We present Low-Level Liquid Types , a refinement type system for C based on Liquid Types . Low-Level Liquid Types combine refinement types with three key elements to automate verification of critical safety properties of low-level programs: First, by associating refinement types with individual heap locations and precisely tracking the locations referenced by pointers, our system is able to reason

  8. Ionic Liquids in Chemical Analysis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mihkel Koel

    2005-01-01

    Room-temperature ionic liquids are salts with a melting point close to or below room temperature. They form liquids composed in the majority of ions. This gives these materials the potential to behave very differently when they are used as solvents compared to conventional molecular liquids. The search for their application is growing in every area of analytical chemistry—electrochemistry, chromatography, electrophoresis,

  9. Asset Pricing with Liquidity Risk

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Viral V. Acharya; Lasse Heje Pedersenz

    2003-01-01

    This paper studies equilibrium asset pricing with liquidity risk | the risk arising from unpredictable changes in liquidity over time. It is shown that a security s required return depends on its expected illiquidity and on the covariances of its own return and illiquidity with market return and market illiquidity. This gives rise to a liquidity- adjusted capital asset pricing

  10. 46 CFR 151.03-36 - Liquid.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Liquid. 151.03-36 Section 151.03-36...DANGEROUS CARGOES BARGES CARRYING BULK LIQUID HAZARDOUS MATERIAL CARGOES Definitions § 151.03-36 Liquid. In this part liquid includes...

  11. 46 CFR 151.03-36 - Liquid.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Liquid. 151.03-36 Section 151.03-36...DANGEROUS CARGOES BARGES CARRYING BULK LIQUID HAZARDOUS MATERIAL CARGOES Definitions § 151.03-36 Liquid. In this part liquid includes...

  12. Catalytic ignition of ionic liquids for propellant applications.

    PubMed

    Shamshina, Julia L; Smiglak, Marcin; Drab, David M; Parker, T Gannon; Dykes, H Waite H; Di Salvo, Roberto; Reich, Alton J; Rogers, Robin D

    2010-12-21

    In this proof of concept study, the ionic liquids, 2-hydroxyethylhydrazinium nitrate and 2-hydroxyethylhydrazinium dinitrate, ignited on contact with preheated Shell 405 (iridium supported on alumina) catalyst and energetically decomposed with no additional ignition source, suggesting a possible route to hydrazine replacements. PMID:20976311

  13. Overview of liquid metal TBM concepts and programs

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. P. C. Wong; J.-F. Salavy; Y. Kim; I. Kirillov; E. Rajendra Kumar; N. B. Morley; S. Tanaka; Y. C. Wu

    2008-01-01

    In support of the ITER Test Blanket Module (TBM) program and coordinated by the Test Blanket Working Group, ITER party members have been focusing on the liquid metal blanket design concepts, most of which have been extensively explored. For the demonstration power reactor (DEMO) design, we will have to accommodate the neutron wall loading and first wall heat flux, breed

  14. Accurate viscous free surfaces for buckling, coiling, and rotating liquids

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christopher Batty; Robert Bridson

    2008-01-01

    We present a fully implicit Eulerian technique for simulating free surface viscous liquids which eliminates artifacts in previous approaches, efficiently supports variable viscosity, and allows the simulation of more compelling viscous behaviour than previously achieved in graphics. Our method exploits a variational principle which automatically enforces the complex boundary condition on the shear stress at the free surface, while giving

  15. Computer simulations of liquid silica: Equation of state and liquid-liquid phase transition Ivan Saika-Voivod,1

    E-print Network

    Sciortino, Francesco

    phase separation, in which two liquids of distinct chemical composition coexist, are com- mon the onset of liquid­liquid phase separation has been determined 13 , as well as a character- istic patternComputer simulations of liquid silica: Equation of state and liquid-liquid phase transition Ivan

  16. Liquid Acquisition Device Testing with Sub-Cooled Liquid Oxygen

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Jurns, John M.; McQuillen, John B.

    2008-01-01

    When transferring propellant in space, it is most efficient to transfer single phase liquid from a propellant tank to an engine. In earth s gravity field or under acceleration, propellant transfer is fairly simple. However, in low gravity, withdrawing single-phase fluid becomes a challenge. A variety of propellant management devices (PMD) are used to ensure single-phase flow. One type of PMD, a liquid acquisition device (LAD) takes advantage of capillary flow and surface tension to acquire liquid. Previous experimental test programs conducted at NASA have collected LAD data for a number of cryogenic fluids, including: liquid nitrogen (LN2), liquid oxygen (LOX), liquid hydrogen (LH2), and liquid methane (LCH4). The present work reports on additional testing with sub-cooled LOX as part of NASA s continuing cryogenic LAD development program. Test results extend the range of LOX fluid conditions examined, and provide insight into factors affecting predicting LAD bubble point pressures.

  17. Detection and characterization of liquid|solid and liquid|liquid|solid interfacial gradients of water nanodroplets in wet N-octyl-2-pyrrolidone.

    PubMed

    Hay, Christine E; Marken, Frank; Blanchard, G J

    2014-08-26

    We report on the rotational diffusion dynamics and fluorescence lifetime of lissamine rhodamine B sulfonyl chloride (LRSC) in two thin-film experimental configurations. These are liquid|solid interfaces, where N-octyl-2-pyrrolidone (NOP) containing water and ethylene glycol (EG) thin films are each supported on glass, and a liquid|liquid|solid interface where thin films of water and NOP, both supported on glass, are in contact with one another, forming an NOP|water interface. The reorientation dynamics and fluorescence lifetime of LRSC are measured as a function of distance from the NOP|glass and EG|glass interfaces and from the NOP|water and NOP|glass interfaces in the liquid|liquid|solid experimental configuration. Fluorescence anisotropy decay data from the liquid|solid systems reveal a liquid film depth-dependent gradient spanning tens of micrometers from the NOP|glass interface into the wet NOP phase, while this gradient is absent in EG. We interpret these findings in the context of a compositional gradient in the NOP phase. The spatially resolved fluorescence lifetime and anisotropy decay data for an NOP|water|glass interfacial structure exhibits the absence of a gradient in the anisotropy decay profile normal to the NOP|water interface and the presence of a fluorescence lifetime gradient as a function of distance from the NOP|water interface. The compositional heterogeneity for both interfacial systems is in the form of water nanodroplets in the NOP phase. We understand this compositional gradient in the context of the relative surface energies of the water, NOP, and glass components. PMID:25101792

  18. Solid-Liquid and Liquid-Liquid Mixing Laboratory for Chemical Engineering Undergraduates

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pour, Sanaz Barar; Norca, Gregory Benoit; Fradette, Louis; Legros, Robert; Tanguy, Philippe A.

    2007-01-01

    Solid-liquid and liquid-liquid mixing experiments have been developed to provide students with a practical experience on suspension and emulsification processes. The laboratory focuses on the characterization of the process efficiency, specifically the influence of the main operating parameters and the effect of the impeller type. (Contains 2…

  19. Lyotropic liquid crystal phases of phytantriol in a protic ionic liquid with fluorous anion.

    PubMed

    Shen, Yan; Greaves, Tamar L; Kennedy, Danielle F; Weerawardena, Asoka; Kirby, Nigel; Song, Gonghua; Drummond, Calum J

    2014-10-21

    The phase behaviour of phytantriol in the protic ionic liquid (PIL) 1-methylimidazolium pentadecafluorooctanoate (MImOF) and four different MImOF-water compositions was investigated by small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS), cross polarised optical microscopy (CPOM) and infrared spectroscopy (IR). MImOF is a distinct protic ionic liquid in that it contains a fluorocarbon anion and a hydrocarbon cation. This leads to MImOF having an unusual liquid nanostructure, such that it contains fluorocarbon, hydrocarbon and polar domains. No lyotropic liquid crystal phases were observed for phytantriol in neat MImOF. However, on addition of water, lamellar, cubic Ia3¯d and micellar phases were observed for specific MImOF-phytantriol-water compositions at room temperature, and up to 60 °C. The phase behaviour for phytantriol in the solvent mixture of 25 wt%-MImOF-75 wt%-water was the most similar to the phytantriol-water phase diagram. Only this MImOF-water composition supported the Ia3¯d cubic phase, which had a lattice parameter between 100-140 Å compared to 86-100 Å in deionised water, indicating significant swelling due to the MImOF. IR spectroscopy showed that a percentage of the water molecules were hydrogen bonded to the N-H of the MIm cation, and this water decreased the hydrogen bonding present between the cation and anion of the ionic liquid. This investigation furthers our understanding of the interaction of ionic liquids with solutes, and the important role that the different IL nanostructures can have on influencing these interactions. PMID:25177837

  20. Disintegration of liquid sheets

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mansour, Adel; Chigier, Norman

    1990-01-01

    The development, stability, and disintegration of liquid sheets issuing from a two-dimensional air-assisted nozzle is studied. Detailed measurements of mean drop size and velocity are made using a phase Doppler particle analyzer. Without air flow the liquid sheet converges toward the axis as a result of surface tension forces. With airflow a quasi-two-dimensional expanding spray is formed. The air flow causes small variations in sheet thickness to develop into major disturbances with the result that disruption starts before the formation of the main break-up region. In the two-dimensional variable geometry air-blast atomizer, it is shown that the air flow is responsible for the formation of large, ordered, and small chaotic 'cell' structures.

  1. Dissolving Polymers in Ionic Liquids.

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hoagland, David; Harner, John

    2009-03-01

    Dissolution and phase behavior of polymers in ionic liquids have been assessed by solution characterization techniques such as intrinsic viscosity and light scattering (static and dynamic). Elevated viscosity proved the greatest obstacle. As yet, whether principles standard to conventional polymer solutions apply to ionic liquid solutions is uncertain, especially for polymers such as polyelectrolytes and hydrophilic block copolymers that may specifically interact with ionic liquid anions or cations. For flexible polyelectrolytes (polymers releasing counterions into high dielectric solvents), characterization in ionic liquids suggests behaviors more typical of neutral polymer. Coil sizes and conformations are approximately the same as in aqueous buffer. Further, several globular proteins dissolve in a hydrophilic ionic liquid with conformations analogous to those in buffer. General principles of solubility, however, remain unclear, making predictions of which polymer dissolves in which ionic liquid difficult; several otherwise intractable polymers (e.g., cellulose, polyvinyl alcohol) dissolve and can be efficiently functionalized in ionic liquids.

  2. Basic Liquid Chromatography

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Kazakevich, Yuri.

    1996-01-01

    The online textbook, Basic Liquid Chromatography, is provided by Dr. Yuri Kazakevich and Dr. Harold McNair of Seton Hall University. For those needing review or an introduction to the subject, the well designed and easily read document contains a wealth of information. Sections include an introduction, instrumentation, detectors, theory, adsorbents, reversed phase, gel permeation chromatography, column selection, pH effect, and even an online short course.

  3. Liquid fuel cells

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Summary The advantages of liquid fuel cells (LFCs) over conventional hydrogen–oxygen fuel cells include a higher theoretical energy density and efficiency, a more convenient handling of the streams, and enhanced safety. This review focuses on the use of different types of organic fuels as an anode material for LFCs. An overview of the current state of the art and recent trends in the development of LFC and the challenges of their practical implementation are presented. PMID:25247123

  4. liquid injection MOCVD

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. Bartasyte; R. Bouregba; E. Dogheche; M. Boudard; G. Poullain; C. Jimenez; V. Plausinaitiene; D. Remiens; A. Abrutis; F. Weiss; O. Chaix-Pluchery; Z. Saltyte

    The influence of deposition conditions (pressure, growth rate, solution concentration, etc.) on the growth of ferroelectric PbTiO 3 (PTO) films by pulsed liquid injection MOCVD was examined. Pb(thd) 2 and Ti(O i Pr) 2 (thd) 2 (thd = 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-3,5-heptanedionate) dissolved in toluene were used as precursors. Films were grown on LaAlO 3 (001) substrates for deposition process optimisation. PbTiO 3

  5. Liquid Body Armor

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

    2014-06-18

    In this activity, learners explore how nanotechnology is being used to create new types of protective fabrics. Learners play with samples of “Oobleck," a polymer (a long chain of molecules) made of corn starch, food coloring, and water. Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid and therefore acts like both a liquid and a solid. Through this activity, learners discover that scientists and engineers are designing new materials to recreate this phenomenon in flexible fabrics.

  6. Supramolecular dendritic liquid quasicrystals

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xiangbing Zeng; Goran Ungar; Yongsong Liu; Virgil Percec; Andrés E. Dulcey; Jamie K. Hobbs

    2004-01-01

    A large number of synthetic and natural compounds self-organize into bulk phases exhibiting periodicities on the 10-8-10-6 metre scale as a consequence of their molecular shape, degree of amphiphilic character and, often, the presence of additional non-covalent interactions. Such phases are found in lyotropic systems (for example, lipid-water, soap-water), in a range of block copolymers and in thermotropic (solvent-free) liquid

  7. The Liquid Rainbow

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Sciencenter

    2014-08-27

    Learners are challenged to discover the relative densities of colored liquids to create a rainbow pattern in a test tube. Five different solutions—3 mixtures of ethyl alcohol, food color and water; red colored water; and pure ethyl alcohol—are used in various combinations. Learners carefully add the solutions to test tubes and observe their relative densities to find the correct order for making a rainbow. Young learners will require adult supervision because of flammable and irritating ingredients.

  8. Cyclic phosphonium ionic liquids

    PubMed Central

    Mukhlall, Joshua A; Romeo, Alicia R; Gohdo, Masao; Ramati, Sharon; Berman, Marc; Suarez, Sophia N

    2014-01-01

    Summary Ionic liquids (ILs) incorporating cyclic phosphonium cations are a novel category of materials. We report here on the synthesis and characterization of four new cyclic phosphonium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)amide ILs with aliphatic and aromatic pendant groups. In addition to the syntheses of these novel materials, we report on a comparison of their properties with their ammonium congeners. These exemplars are slightly less conductive and have slightly smaller self-diffusion coefficients than their cyclic ammonium congeners. PMID:24605146

  9. Liquid Crystal Displays

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael McRoberts

    \\u000a Let’s investigate another popular method of displaying text and symbols, the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display). LCDs are the displays\\u000a typically used in calculators and alarm clocks. Many Arduino projects involve LCDs, so it’s essential that you know how to\\u000a use them. LCD displays require driver chips to control them; these are built into the display. The most popular type of

  10. Liquid Hydrogen: Target, Detector

    SciTech Connect

    Mulholland, G.T. [Applied Cryogenics Technology, Ovilla TX 75154 (United States); Harigel, G.G. [CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research, 1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland)

    2004-06-23

    In 1952 D. Glaser demonstrated that a radioactive source's radiation could boil 135 deg. C superheated-diethyl ether in a 3-mm O glass vessel and recorded bubble track growth on high-speed film in a 2-cm3 chamber. This Bubble Chamber (BC) promised improved particle track time and spatial resolution and cycling rate. Hildebrand and Nagle, U of Chicago, reported Liquid Hydrogen minimum ionizing particle boiling in August 1953. John Wood created the 3.7-cm O Liquid Hydrogen BC at LBL in January 1954. By 1959 the Lawrence Berkley Laboratory (LBL) Alvarez group's '72-inch' BC had tracks in liquid hydrogen. Within 10 years bubble chamber volumes increased by a factor of a million and spread to every laboratory with a substantial high-energy physics program. The BC, particle accelerators and special separated particle beams created a new era of High Energy Physics (HEP) experimentation. The BC became the largest most complex cryogenic installation at the world's HEP laboratories for decades. The invention and worldwide development, deployment and characteristics of these cryogenic dynamic target/detectors and related hydrogen targets are described.

  11. Liquid crystals in tribology.

    PubMed

    Carrión, Francisco-José; Martínez-Nicolás, Ginés; Iglesias, Patricia; Sanes, José; Bermúdez, María-Dolores

    2009-09-01

    Two decades ago, the literature dealing with the possible applications of low molar mass liquid crystals, also called monomer liquid crystals (MLCs), only included about 50 references. Today, thousands of papers, conference reports, books or book chapters and patents refer to the study and applications of MLCs as lubricants and lubricant additives and efforts are made to develop new commercial applications. The development of more efficient lubricants is of paramount technological and economic relevance as it is estimated that half the energy consumption is dissipated as friction. MLCs have shown their ability to form ordered boundary layers with good load-carrying capacity and to lower the friction coefficients, wear rates and contact temperature of sliding surfaces, thus contributing to increase the components service life and to save energy. This review includes the use of MLCs in lubrication, and dispersions of MLCs in conventional polymers (PDMLCs). Finally, new lubricating system composed of MLC blends with surfactants, ionic liquids or nanophases are considered. PMID:19865534

  12. Reactor vessel support system

    DOEpatents

    Golden, Martin P. (Trafford, PA); Holley, John C. (McKeesport, PA)

    1982-01-01

    A reactor vessel support system includes a support ring at the reactor top supported through a box ring on a ledge of the reactor containment. The box ring includes an annular space in the center of its cross-section to reduce heat flow and is keyed to the support ledge to transmit seismic forces from the reactor vessel to the containment structure. A coolant channel is provided at the outside circumference of the support ring to supply coolant gas through the keyways to channels between the reactor vessel and support ledge into the containment space.

  13. Liquid belt radiator design study

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Teagan, W. P.; Fitzgerald, K. F.

    1986-01-01

    The Liquid Belt Radiator (LBR) is an advanced concept developed to meet the needs of anticipated future space missions. A previous study documented the advantages of this concept as a lightweight, easily deployable alternative to present day space heat rejection systems. The technical efforts associated with this study concentrate on refining the concept of the LBR as well as examining the issues of belt dynamics and potential application of the LBR to intermediate and high temperature heat rejection applications. A low temperature point design developed in previous work is updated assuming the use of diffusion pump oil, Santovac-6, as the heat transfer media. Additional analytical and design effort is directed toward determining the impact of interface heat exchanger, fluid bath sealing, and belt drive mechanism designs on system performance and mass. The updated design supports the earlier result by indicating a significant reduction in system specific system mass as compared to heat pipe or pumped fluid radiator concepts currently under consideration (1.3 kg/sq m versus 5 kg/sq m).

  14. High CO2 Solubility, Permeability and Selectivity in Ionic Liquids with the Tetracyanoborate Anion

    SciTech Connect

    Mahurin, Shannon Mark [ORNL; Hillesheim, Patrick C [ORNL; Yeary, Joshua S [ORNL; Jiang, Deen [ORNL; Dai, Sheng [ORNL

    2012-01-01

    Five different ionic liquids containing the tetracyanoborate anion were synthesized and evaluated for CO2 separation performance. Measured CO2 solubility values were exceptionally high compared to analogous ionic liquids with different anions and ranged from 0.128 mol L-1 atm-1 to 0.148 mol L-1 atm-1. In addition, CO2 permeability and CO2/N2 selectivity values were measured using a supported ionic liquid membrane architecture and the separations performance of the ionic liquid membranes exceeded the Robeson upper bound. These results establish the distinct potential of the tetracyanoborate, [B(CN)4], anion for the separation of CO2.

  15. Pharmacoeconomics of nutritional support in cancer.

    PubMed

    Tchekmedyian, N S

    1998-04-01

    Physicians are increasingly asked to consider the cost of interventions, including procedures and drugs, when making medical decisions. This article provides some practical information about the cost and efficacy of a variety of nutrition support measures for patients with cancer or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-associated anorexia and undernutrition. Nutrition counseling, liquid homemade or commercially available food supplements, and appetite stimulants are relatively low-cost, effective means of nutrition support. Enteral nutrition requires invasive procedures, is more expensive, is associated with more potentially serious complications, and should be reserved for patients whose nutritional status cannot be maintained with less aggressive measures. Total parenteral nutrition is exceedingly expensive and seldom helpful; it should be reserved for those patients whose gastrointestinal tract is nonfunctional. In addition to nutritional parameters and cost, the clinician should consider patient preferences. Specific tools to assess the impact of nutrition support measures on patients' quality of life are under development. PMID:9625386

  16. 49 CFR 179.400-13 - Support system for inner tank.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 false Support system for inner tank. 179.400-13 Section 179.400-13...MATERIALS REGULATIONS SPECIFICATIONS FOR TANK CARS Specification for Cryogenic Liquid Tank Car Tanks and Seamless Steel Tanks (Classes...

  17. Analysis of Vapor-Liquid-Liquid Equilibrium in Coal Conversion Processes

    SciTech Connect

    Sampath, V.R.; Leipziger, S.

    1985-04-01

    A new framework for analysis of vapor-liquid-liquid equilibrium has been developed. In this framework, the pure liquid fugacity is defined as the reference fugacity for all solvent species, and Henry's constant is defined as the reference fugacity for all solute species. This applies to vapor-liquid, liquid-liquid, and vapor-liquid-liquid equilibrium as well. A data reduction scheme that generates a consistent set of Henry's constant and activity coefficient parameters from isothermal and nonisothermal binary vapor-liquid, liquid-liquid, and vapor-liquid-liquid equilibrium data has been developed. The results of data reduction for several sets of vapor-liquid, liquid-liquid, and vapor-liquid-liquid equilibrium data are presented.

  18. Patient & Family Support Programs

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    Myers, Lawrence C.

    for people in any stage of melanoma. Pancreatic Cancer Support Group September 17 5:00-6:30 pm Call for support, resources, events, and information Quarterly Meeting with Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

  19. Giotto mission support

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Stelzried, C.; Howe, T.

    1986-01-01

    Deep Space Network (DSN) support of the Giotto mission to Comet Halley is summarized. The support is described beginning with the prelaunch testing and continues through the post comet encounter period.

  20. Sexual Assault Support Resources

    E-print Network

    impact on your wellbeing. You may not be aware of the community resources that are available to support provides crisis management/support sessions to York students to help them deal with a variety of traumatic

  1. Emergent tilt order in zigzagging polymer liquids

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    Loewe, Benjamin; Souslov, Anton; Goldbart, Paul M.

    2015-03-01

    We study a liquid of zigzagging two-dimensional polymers that have bending rigidity. These are directed polymers whose conformations lie along the paths followed by pieces on a checkerboard. We observe that in the continuum limit the statistical physics of one such polymer can be described in terms of the Dirac equation for a particle having an imaginary mass. We exploit this observation to investigate a liquid of these polymers by means of quantum many-particle techniques in imaginary-time. We treat hard-core interactions between the polymers via a transmutation of quantum particle statistics, from Bose to Fermi, and we account for additional interactions between polymers by introducing two-body interactions between the fermion particles. A self-consistent approximation predicts a phase of tilted order, i.e., the polymers may develop a spontaneous preference to zig rather than zag (or vice versa). We study this behavior analytically, computing the phase diagram and response functions for the polymer liquid, and comment on the role played by fluctuations. This work was supported in part by NSF Grant DMR 12 07026.

  2. Measure of equilibration in Luttinger liquids

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    Medvedyeva, Mariya; Kehrein, Stefan

    2015-03-01

    We consider the properties of the Luttinger liquid in the echo protocol (forward evolution in time followed by the backward evolution of slightly perturbed system) and explore the relation of the Loschmidt echo (the overlap of the initial and final wavefunctions) and the measurable properties of the system. We first study the linear Luttinger liquid as an example of an integrable system and find that the momentum distribution function exhibits almost complete recurrence while the Loschmidt echo does not, as the diagonal basis is different during the forward and backward time evolution. For a nonlinear Luttinger liquid the recurrence strength of the momentum distribution function drops as the nonlinearity of the fermion dispersion relation grows. We conclude that there is no simple relation of the Loschmidt echo to the behavior of the observables and that more work is needed to understand how to interpret the echo in the context of experiment. This work was supported through SFB 1073 (project B03) of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

  3. Igniters for Liquid Oxygen/Liquid Methane Technology Development

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    Osborne, Robin J.; Elam, Sandra K.; Peschel, William P.

    2008-01-01

    As part of NASA's technology development of liquid methane / liquid oxygen engines for future exploration missions, two different igniters were recently studied at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. The first igniter tested was an impinging injection, spark-initiated torch igniter, and the second was a microwave-generated plasma igniter. The purpose of the ignition tests was to define the ignition limits under vacuum conditions and characterize the transient start-up performance as a function of propellant mixture ratio (MR), mass flow rates, inlet temperatures, and pre-ignition chamber pressure. In addition, for the impinging igniter two different spark plugs were tested, and for the microwave igniter the magnetron filament warm-up time and the magnetron input power were both varied. The results gathered from these tests indicated that the impinging igniter is capable of operating over an MR range of 2 - 27, with methane and oxygen inlet temperatures as low as -161 F and -233 F, respectively. The microwave igniter was tested over an MR range of 2 - 9, with methane and oxygen inlet temperatures as low as -90 F and -200 F, respectively. The microwave igniter achieved ignition over this range, although an upper ignition limit was determined for the oxidizer mass flow rate. In general, the torch exhaust temperatures for the microwave igniter were not as high as those attained with the impinging igniter. The microwave igniter, however, was hot-fired 17 times and was still operational, whereas the impinging igniter spark plugs experienced thermal shock and erosion over nine hot-fire tests. It was concluded that for the microwave igniter better mixing of the propellants might be required in order to both raise the torch exhaust temperature and decrease the required magnetron input power, and for the impinging igniter the spark plug position within the igniter chamber should be varied in future tests to identify a more optimal location. All of the igniter tests were supported by the Propulsion & Cryogenics Advanced Development project, which is part of NASA's Exploration Technology Development Program.

  4. Supported Extractant Membranes for Americium and Plutonium Recovery

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    Anthony C. Muscatello; James D. Navratil; Milton E. Killion; Marlene Y. Price

    1987-01-01

    Solid supported liquid membranes(SLM) are useful in transferring and concentrating americium and plutonium from nitrate solutions. Specifically, DHDECMP (d ihexyl-N, N-diethylcarbamoyImethylphosphonate) supported on Accurel or Celgard polypropylene hollow fibers assembled in modular form transfers >95% of the americium and >70% of the plutonium from high nitrate (6.9 M), low acid (0.1 M) feeds into 0.25 M oxalic acid stripping solution.

  5. Liquid nitrogen is very, very cold! (liquid nitrogen demonstration)

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    In this YouTube video, chemistry teacher Aaron Keller demonstrates the amazing properties of liquid nitrogen. He explains each demonstration in an understandable way. The temperature of liquid nitrogen is -196C (-321F). He explains how a dewar flask works. He pulls balloons out of a cooler, showing the expansion of a gas as it warms. He demonstrates the explosive power of the expansion of liquid nitrogen in an enclosed container. Liquid nitrogen is so cold that the floor is like a hot griddle. Liquid nitrogen has a very low viscosity. He demonstrates how brittle a flower becomes when frozen in a liquid nitrogen bath. Finally, he shows how to shatter a racquetball. As a bonus he shows how nitrogen gas can be used to put out a candle flame.

  6. Decision Support Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Simon French

    \\u000a ‘Decision support systems (DSS)’ is a well-used term but one that is often used glibly without care for the type of the decision\\u000a supported and the level of support the system offers. We begin by discussing a classification of DSS according to these two\\u000a dimensions, i.e., decision type and the level of support. For the former, we use the Cynefin

  7. A Novel Liquid-Liquid Transition in Undercooled Ti-Zr-Ni Liquids

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    Lee, G. W.; Gangopadhyay, A. K.; Kelton, K. F.; Bradshaw, R. C.; Hyers, R. W.; Rathz, T. J.; Rogers, J. R.

    2004-01-01

    If crystallization can be avoided, liquids enter a metastable (undercooled) state below their equilibrium liquidus temperatures, T(sub l), finally 'freezing' into a glass below a characteristic temperature called the glass transition temperature, T(sub g). In rare cases, the undercooled liquid may undergo a liquid-liquid phase transition (liquid polymorphism) before entering the glassy state. This has been suggested from experimental studies of H2O and Si. Such phase transitions have been predicted in some stable liquids, ie. above T(sub l) at atmospheric pressure, for SiO2 and BeF2, but these have not been verified experimentally. They have been observed in liquids of P, Si and C, but only under high pressure. In this letter we present the first experimental evidence for a phase transition in a low viscosity metallic liquid that is driven by an approach to a constant entropy configuration state and correlated with a growing icosahedral order in the liquid. A maximum in the specific heat at constant pressure, similar to what is normally observed near T(sub g), is reported for undercooled liquids of quasicrystal-forming Ti-Zr-Ni alloys. A two-state excitation model that includes cooperativity by incorporating a temperature-dependent excitation energy, fits the specific heat data well, signaling a phase transition. An inflection in the liquid density with decreasing temperature instead of a discontinuity indicates that this is not a typical first order phase transition; it could be a weakly first order or higher order transition. While showing many similarities to a glass transition, this liquid-liquid phase transition occurs in a mobile liquid, making it novel.

  8. Pressures exerted on soil due to rocking of liquid storage tanks

    SciTech Connect

    Ma, Lun; Chang, C.S. (Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (United States). Dept. of Civil Engineering)

    1993-11-01

    Large pressure exerting on soil due to dynamic response of a liquid storage tank may cause excessive settlement to the supporting soil. Analysis for the dynamic response of such a system should consider the sloshing of liquid in the tank, the associated hydrodynamic pressure, and the coupling effects of liquid with tank and soil foundation. In this study, a simple numerical model is proposed to model the effect of liquid sloshing in tank. The governing equations are derived for the response of ground-supported cylindrical tank filled with liquid. It is found that liquid sloshing is dominated by the first mode of motion. Based on this fact, a closed-form solution is obtained to study the pressures exerted on soil due to harmonic excitation. The dynamic response of the system is examined for various tank sizes, height-radius ratios, and soil properties. It is found that resonance of such a system occurs due to sloshing of liquid under slow excitation. Under higher frequency excitation, such as that of earthquakes, the effect of liquid also plays an important role in the response of the liquid-tank-soil system

  9. Advanced Life Support

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Chambliss, Joe

    2004-01-01

    Viewgraphs on Advanced Life Support (ALS) Systems are presented. The topics include: 1) Fundamental Need for Advanced Life Support; 2) ALS organization; 3) Requirements and Rationale; 4) Past Integrated tests; 5) The need for improvements in life support systems; 6) ALS approach to meet exploration goals; 7) ALS Projects showing promise to meet exploration goals; and 9) GRC involvement in ALS.

  10. Patient & Family Support Programs

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    Myers, Lawrence C.

    's cancer diagnosis, treatment, and beyond. To make browsing this brochure easier, we have included an index with Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Support Services Room, Level 3, NCCC PSA at NCCC: Prostate Support Alliance, or the encouragement of peers in a facilitated group, Support Services helps cancer patients and their loved ones

  11. Liquid class predictor for liquid handling of complex mixtures

    DOEpatents

    Seglke, Brent W. (San Ramon, CA); Lekin, Timothy P. (Livermore, CA)

    2008-12-09

    A method of establishing liquid classes of complex mixtures for liquid handling equipment. The mixtures are composed of components and the equipment has equipment parameters. The first step comprises preparing a response curve for the components. The next step comprises using the response curve to prepare a response indicator for the mixtures. The next step comprises deriving a model that relates the components and the mixtures to establish the liquid classes.

  12. Modifying the liquid/liquid interface: pores, particles and deposition.

    PubMed

    Dryfe, Robert A W

    2006-04-28

    The modification of the liquid/liquid interface with solid phases is discussed in this article. Modified interfaces can be formed with molecular assemblies, but here attention is focussed on solid materials such as mesoscopic particles, or microporous and mesoporous membranes. Charge transfer across the modified liquid/liquid interface is considered in particular. The most obvious consequence of the introduction of such modifying components is their effect on the transport to, and the transfer of material across, the liquid/liquid interface, as measured voltammetrically for example. One particularly interesting reaction is interfacial metal deposition, which can also be studied under electrochemical control: the initial formation of metal nuclei at the interface transforms it from the bare, pristine state to a modified state with very different reactivity. Deposition at interfaces between liquids is compared and contrasted with the cases of metal deposition in bulk solution and conventional heterogeneous deposition on conducting solid surfaces. Comparison is also made with work on the assembly of pre-formed micron and nanometre scale solids at the liquid/liquid interface. PMID:16633673

  13. Solid-liquid critical behavior of water in nanopores.

    PubMed

    Mochizuki, Kenji; Koga, Kenichiro

    2015-07-01

    Nanoconfined liquid water can transform into low-dimensional ices whose crystalline structures are dissimilar to any bulk ices and whose melting point may significantly rise with reducing the pore size, as revealed by computer simulation and confirmed by experiment. One of the intriguing, and as yet unresolved, questions concerns the observation that the liquid water may transform into a low-dimensional ice either via a first-order phase change or without any discontinuity in thermodynamic and dynamic properties, which suggests the existence of solid-liquid critical points in this class of nanoconfined systems. Here we explore the phase behavior of a model of water in carbon nanotubes in the temperature-pressure-diameter space by molecular dynamics simulation and provide unambiguous evidence to support solid-liquid critical phenomena of nanoconfined water. Solid-liquid first-order phase boundaries are determined by tracing spontaneous phase separation at various temperatures. All of the boundaries eventually cease to exist at the critical points and there appear loci of response function maxima, or the Widom lines, extending to the supercritical region. The finite-size scaling analysis of the density distribution supports the presence of both first-order and continuous phase changes between solid and liquid. At around the Widom line, there are microscopic domains of two phases, and continuous solid-liquid phase changes occur in such a way that the domains of one phase grow and those of the other evanesce as the thermodynamic state departs from the Widom line. PMID:26100904

  14. Supported microporous ceramic membranes

    DOEpatents

    Webster, Elizabeth (Madison, WI); Anderson, Marc (Madison, WI)

    1993-01-01

    A method for permformation of microporous ceramic membranes onto a porous support includes placing a colloidal suspension of metal or metal oxide particles on one side of the porous support and exposing the other side of the porous support to a drying stream of gas or a reactive gas stream so that the particles are deposited on the drying side of the support as a gel. The gel so deposited can be sintered to form a supported ceramic membrane useful for ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, or molecular sieving having mean pore sizes less than 100 Angstroms.

  15. Supported microporous ceramic membranes

    DOEpatents

    Webster, E.; Anderson, M.

    1993-12-14

    A method for the formation of microporous ceramic membranes onto a porous support includes placing a colloidal suspension of metal or metal oxide particles on one side of the porous support and exposing the other side of the porous support to a drying stream of gas or a reactive gas stream so that the particles are deposited on the drying side of the support as a gel. The gel so deposited can be sintered to form a supported ceramic membrane useful for ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, or molecular sieving having mean pore sizes less than 100 Angstroms. 4 figures.

  16. Identification of support conditions

    SciTech Connect

    Simmermacher, T.; Mayes, R.; Carne, T.G.

    1998-12-31

    In this paper, a support and preload system is presented in which the frequencies and damping of the test article are affected by the stiffness and damping of the supporting structure. A dynamic model is derived for the support system that includes the damping as well as the mass and stiffness of the supports. The frequencies, damping, and mode shapes are compared with the experimentally determined parameters. It is shown that for a seemingly simple support system, deriving a predictive model is not a trival task.

  17. Interacting Dirac liquid in three-dimensional semimetals

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    Hofmann, Johannes; Barnes, Edwin; Condensed Matter Theory Center Team

    2015-03-01

    We study theoretically the properties of the interacting Dirac liquid, a novel three-dimensional many-body system which was recently experimentally realized and in which the electrons have a chiral linear relativistic dispersion and a mutual Coulomb interaction. We find that the ``intrinsic'' Dirac liquid, where the Fermi energy lies exactly at the nodes of the band dispersion, displays unusual Fermi liquid properties, whereas the ``extrinsic'' system with finite detuning or doping behaves as a standard Landau Fermi liquid. We present analytical and numerical results for the self-energy and spectral function based on both Hartree-Fock and the random phase approximation (RPA) theories and compute the quasiparticle lifetime, residue, and renormalized Fermi velocity of the extrinsic Dirac liquid. A full numerical calculation of the extrinsic RPA spectral function indicates that the Fermi liquid description breaks down for large-energy excitations. Furthermore, we find an additional plasmaron quasiparticle sideband in the spectral function which is discontinuous around the Fermi energy. Our predictions should be observable in ARPES and STM measurements. This work is supported by LPS-CMTC.

  18. Compatibility of structural materials with liquid lead-bismuth and mercury

    SciTech Connect

    Weeks, J.R.

    1997-04-01

    Both liquid Hg and Pb-Bi eutectic have been proposed as possible target materials for spallation neutron sources. During the 1950s and 1960s, a substantial program existed at BNL as part of the Liquid Metal Fuel Reactor program on compatibility of Bi, Pb, and their alloys with structural materials. Subsequently, compatibility studies of Hg with structural materials were performed in support of development of Rankine-cycle Hg turbines for nuclear applications. This paper reviews our understanding of the corrosion/mass-transfer reactions of structural materials with these liquid-metal coolants. Topics discussed include the basic solubility relations of Fe, Cr, Ni, and refractory metals in these liquid metals, results of inhibition studies, role of oxygen on corrosion, and specialized topics such as cavitation corrosion and liquid-metal embrittlement. Emphasis is on utilizing the understanding gained in this earlier work on the development of heavy-liquid-metal targets in spallation neutron sources.

  19. Subcooled Liquid Oxygen Cryostat for Magneto-Archimedes Particle Separation by Density

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    Hilton, D. K.; Celik, D.; Van Sciver, S. W.

    2008-03-01

    An instrument for the separation of particles by density (sorting) is being developed that uses the magneto-archimedes effect in liquid oxygen. With liquid oxygen strongly paramagnetic, the magneto-archimedes effect is an extension of diamagnetic levitation in the sense of increasing the effective buoyancy of a particle. The instrument will be able to separate ensembles of particles from 100 ?m to 100 nm in size, and vertically map or mechanically deliver the separated particles. The instrument requires a column of liquid oxygen that is nearly isothermal, free of thermal convection, subcooled to prevent nucleate boiling, and supported against the strong magnetic field used. Thus, the unique cryostat design that meets these requirements is described in the present article. It consists in part of a column of liquid nitrogen below for cooling the liquid oxygen, with the liquid oxygen pressurized by helium gas to prevent nucleate boiling.

  20. Wicking and evaporation of liquid droplets in multi-layered porous materials

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    Vahdani, Aria; Gat, Amir; Navaz, Homayun; Gharib, Morteza

    2012-11-01

    The wicking of a liquid droplet into multi-layered porous materials and the subsequent evaporation of the droplet are studied experimentally and theoretically. By incorporating two or more layers with different permeabilities and capillary pressure drops (defined as the decrease in liquid pressure within a porous material due to capillary forces) we can significantly modify the penetration shape of the liquid within the porous material and the time required for evaporation of the liquid droplet. We examine the asymmetric liquid penetration shapes and evaporation times for liquid droplets positioned on both sides of such a multi-layered porous material. We thank Dr S. Paikoff of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) which supported this project.

  1. Vaporization of Kitaev Spin Liquids

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    Nasu, Joji; Udagawa, Masafumi; Motome, Yukitoshi

    2014-11-01

    The quantum spin liquid is an exotic quantum state of matter in magnets. This state is a spin analog of liquid helium that does not solidify down to the lowest temperature due to strong quantum fluctuations. In conventional fluids, the liquid and gas possess the same symmetry and adiabatically connect to each other by bypassing the critical end point. We find that the situation is qualitatively different in quantum spin liquids realized in a three-dimensional Kitaev model; both gapless and gapped quantum spin liquid phases at low temperatures are always distinguished from the high-temperature paramagnet (spin gas) by a phase transition. The results challenge the common belief that the absence of thermodynamic singularity down to the lowest temperature is a symptom of a quantum spin liquid.

  2. Portable liquid collection electrostatic precipitator

    SciTech Connect

    Carlson, Duane C.; DeGange, John J.; Halverson, Justin E.

    2005-10-18

    A portable liquid collection electrostatic collection precipitator for analyzing air is provided which is a relatively small, self-contained device. The device has a tubular collection electrode, a reservoir for a liquid, and a pump. The pump pumps the liquid into the collection electrode such that the liquid flows down the exterior of the collection electrode and is recirculated to the reservoir. An air intake is provided such that air to be analyzed flows through an ionization section to ionize analytes in the air, and then flows near the collection electrode where ionized analytes are collected. A portable power source is connected to the air intake and the collection electrode. Ionizable constituents in the air are ionized, attracted to the collection electrode, and precipitated in the liquid. The precipitator may also have an analyzer for the liquid and may have a transceiver allowing remote operation and data collection.

  3. Ionic liquids in confined geometries.

    PubMed

    Perkin, Susan

    2012-04-21

    Over recent years the Surface Force Apparatus (SFA) has been used to carry out model experiments revealing structural and dynamic properties of ionic liquids confined to thin films. Understanding characteristics such as confinement induced ion layering and lubrication is of primary importance to many applications of ionic liquids, from energy devices to nanoparticle dispersion. This Perspective surveys and compares SFA results from several laboratories as well as simulations and other model experiments. A coherent picture is beginning to emerge of ionic liquids as nano-structured in pores and thin films, and possessing complex dynamic properties. The article covers structure, dynamics, and colloidal forces in confined ionic liquids; ionic liquids are revealed as a class of liquids with unique and useful confinement properties and pertinent future directions of research are highlighted. PMID:22301770

  4. Dyakonov surface waves in nanoparticle-dispersed liquid crystal metamaterials

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    Matsui, Tatsunosuke

    2015-07-01

    We investigated the conditions necessary for the existence of lossless Dyakonov surface waves (DSWs) on nanoparticle-dispersed liquid crystal (NDLC) metamaterials composed of nematic liquid crystal hosts dispersed with Ag nanoparticle inclusions. The effective dielectric permittivities of the NDLCs were obtained by the extended Maxwell–Garnett mixing rule. We demonstrated that the range of cover refractive indices that could support DSWs could be tuned and significantly expanded, even allowing for air cladding. We also showed that the angular existence domain could be significantly widened. Our approach may open new avenues for exploring practical applications of lossless DSWs with switching capabilities.

  5. Wetting states on structured immiscible liquid coated surfaces

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    Jenner, Elliot; D'Urso, Brian

    2013-12-01

    Water on structured hydrophobic surfaces can be supported in a Wenzel or Cassie state, depending on surface chemistry and structure geometry. The Cassie state is often desirable for superhydrophobic materials as it features high contact angles and low contact angle hysteresis due to an air layer which separates most of the liquid from contact with the solid. We present evidence that multiple wetting states for water can also exist on multiscale structured surfaces with a layer of an immiscible liquid coating the surface and that a Cassie-like state can be achieved which results in enhancement of the surface properties.

  6. Effect of Liquid Penetrant Sensitivity on Probability of Detection

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Parker, Bradford H.

    2008-01-01

    The objective of the task is to investigate the effect of liquid penetrant sensitivity level on probability of crack detection (POD). NASA-STD-5009 currently requires the use of only sensitivity level 4 liquid penetrants. This requirement is based on the fact that the data generated in the NTIAC Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Capabilities Data Book was produced using only sensitivity level 4 penetrants. Many NDE contractors supporting NASA Centers routinely use sensitivity level 3 penetrants. Because of the new NASA-STD-5009 requirement, these contractors will have to either shift to sensitivity level 4 penetrants or perform formal POD demonstration tests to qualify their existing process.

  7. High Performance Liquid Chromatography

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The North Carolina Community College System BioNetwork's interactive eLearning tools (IETs) are reusable chunks of training that can be deployed in a variety of courses or training programs. IETs are designed to enhance, not replace hands-on training. Learners are able to enter a hands-on lab experience better prepared and more confident. This particular IET delves into High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and its application in discovering the amount of caffeine in two different drinks. Flash is required to participate in this learning module.

  8. Liquid breeder materials

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    Tas, H.; Malang, S.; Reiter, F.; Sannier, J.

    1988-07-01

    The potential and limitations of a particular breeder material for application in a fusion reactor device depend to a large extent upon the ability of the research community to generate suitable designs, develop efficient tritium extraction systems and solve the major materials problems. In this paper, design, tritium extraction and material compatibility issues are discussed for blankets based on the eutectic Pb-17Li, pure lithium and to a lesser extent molten salts and aqueous salt solutions. In spite of the relatively limited research effort evolved, liquid breeder blankets continue to be attractive solutions for tritium generation. However, the experimental programs need to be extended and include more integrated experiments.

  9. Liquid monobenzoxazine based resin system

    DOEpatents

    Tietze, Roger; Nguyen, Yen-Loan; Bryant, Mark

    2014-10-07

    The present invention provides a liquid resin system including a liquid monobenzoxazine monomer and a non-glycidyl epoxy compound, wherein the weight ratio of the monobenzoxazine monomer to the non-glycidyl epoxy compound is in a range of about 25:75 to about 60:40. The liquid resin system exhibits a low viscosity and exceptional stability over an extended period of time making its use in a variety of composite manufacturing methods highly advantageous.

  10. Liquid Rocket Engine Testing Overview

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rahman, Shamim

    2005-01-01

    Contents include the following: Objectives and motivation for testing. Technology, Research and Development Test and Evaluation (RDT&E), evolutionary. Representative Liquid Rocket Engine (LRE) test compaigns. Apollo, shuttle, Expandable Launch Vehicles (ELV) propulsion. Overview of test facilities for liquid rocket engines. Boost, upper stage (sea-level and altitude). Statistics (historical) of Liquid Rocket Engine Testing. LOX/LH, LOX/RP, other development. Test project enablers: engineering tools, operations, processes, infrastructure.

  11. Properties of Liquids and Gases

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Herbert Oertel

    2010-01-01

    \\u000a Liquids are distinguished from solids by the fact that their particles are readily displaced. Whereas forces of finite magnitude\\u000a are required to deform a solid, no force at all is required to alter the shape of a liquid, provided only that sufficient\\u000a time is allowed for the change of shape to take place. When the shape is altered quickly, liquids

  12. Liquid crystals in random environments

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dennis Liang

    2007-01-01

    In this thesis, I present studies of the structure, phase behavior, and mechanical properties of smectic liquid crystals in random environments. In the first part of the thesis, I describe x-ray scattering studies of the smectic liquid crystals octyl-cyanobiphenyl (8CB) confined to strained colloidal silica gels. The gels possess anisotropy that stabilizes long-range nematic order in the liquid crystals while

  13. Life's Little Essential: Liquid Water

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Without liquid water, terrestrial life could not exist. All living organisms on Earth depend on water and its unique chemical and physical properties. In the search for life beyond Earth, scientists have focused their efforts on looking for signs of liquid water. This essay discusses the properties of liquid water that are conducive to life, pointing out that the biochemical reactions that sustain life need a fluid in order to operate, and that water is probably the best solvent in the universe.

  14. Low-level liquid types

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Patrick Maxim Rondon; Ming Kawaguchi; Ranjit Jhala

    2010-01-01

    We present Low-Level Liquid Types, a refinement type system for C based on Liquid Types. Low-Level Liquid Types combine re- finement types with three key elements to automate verification of critical safety properties of low-level programs: First, by associat- ing refinement types with individual heap locations and precisely tracking the locations referenced by pointers, our system is able to reason

  15. Surface Tension Confines Cryogenic Liquid

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Castles, Stephen H.; Schein, Michael E.

    1989-01-01

    New type of Dewar provides passive, constant-temperature cryogenic cooling for scientific instruments under normal-to low-gravity conditions. Known as Surface-Tension-Contained Liquid Cryogen Cooler (STCLCC), keeps liquid cryogen in known location inside the Dewar by trapping liquid inside spongelike material. Unique sponge material fills most of volume of inner tank. Sponge is all-silica, open-cell material similar to that used for Space Shuttle thermal-protection tiles.

  16. Decision support tools for policy and planning

    SciTech Connect

    Jacyk, P.; Schultz, D.; Spangenberg, L.

    1995-07-01

    A decision support system (DSS) is being developed at the Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The DSS will be used to evaluate alternatives for improving LANL`s existing central radioactive waste water treatment plant and to evaluate new site-wide liquid waste treatment schemes that are required in order to handle the diverse waste streams produced at LANL. The decision support system consists of interacting modules that perform the following tasks: rigorous process simulation, configuration management, performance analysis, cost analysis, risk analysis, environmental impact assessment, transportation modeling, and local, state, and federal regulation compliance checking. Uncertainty handling techniques are used with these modules and also with a decision synthesis module which combines results from the modules listed above. We believe the DSS being developed can be applied to almost any other industrial water treatment facility with little modification because in most situations the waste streams are less complex, fewer regulations apply, and the political environment is simpler. The techniques being developed are also generally applicable to policy and planning decision support systems in the chemical process industry.

  17. Supported employment, supported education, and career development.

    PubMed

    Mueser, Kim T; Cook, Judith A

    2012-12-01

    Two articles in the current issue of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal bring into focus the important question of the importance of work, and in particular meaningful employment, in people with a serious mental illness. Gewurtz, Cott, Rush, and Kirsh (see record 2012-34112-003) present findings from a change in policy in Canada for the funding of vocational services for people with a serious mental illness from a fee-for-service model to an outcomes-based model, with reimbursement based on successful competitive job placement and retention, irrespective of job type and consumer preference. The results indicated increased rates of competitive work, mainly in entry-level jobs, but they also raised questions as to whether the narrow focus on job attainment may have been at the cost of less career development and ultimately less meaningful work for the consumers. Baksheev, Allott, Jackson, McGorry, and Killackey (see record 2012-34112-002) found that a combined supported employment and education program for people with a first episode of psychosis led to higher rates of employment and class completion than usual services. The analysis presented in this report showed that no individual consumer characteristics other than program assignment (supported employment and education vs. usual services) predicted vocational or educational outcomes. The findings underscore the potency of supported employment, and suggest that combining it with educational services may be fruitful for people who have recently experienced an episode of psychosis. These findings raise several questions that will be touched on in this editorial, including: Why are career development and supported education important? What have we learned about supported education? What are the current gaps in our knowledge about supported education? PMID:23276233

  18. HPLC- High Performance Liquid Chromatography

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    This primer on High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HCLC) gives a brief history and definition of liquid chromatography (LC), LC techniques, and defines both HPLC and UltraPerformance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC Technology). The other chapters of the primer are available on the left side of the page: How Does High Performance Liquid Chromatography Work?, Identifying and Quantitating Compounds, HPLC Column Hardware, and HPLC Separation Modes. An appendix which defines HPLC nomenclature is also available. Each section is pepper with helpful and clear illustrations to help users visualize the processes and procedures presented.

  19. Multiple Pulses from Plasma Jets onto Liquid Covered Tissue

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    Norberg, Seth; Tian, Wei; Johnsen, Eric; Kushner, Mark J.

    2014-10-01

    Atmospheric pressure plasma jets are being studied in the treatment of biological surfaces that are often covered by a thin layer of liquid. The plume of the plasma jet contains neutral radicals and charged species that solvate into the liquid and eventually form terminal species that reach the tissue below. The contribution of neutral and charged species to reactivity in the liquid is sensitive to whether the active plasma plume touches the liquid. In this paper, we discuss results from modeling the production of the aqueous species formed from the interaction of the plume of plasma jets over multiple pulses with the water layer, and the fluences of the species to the underlying tissue. The model used in this study, nonPDPSIM, solves transport equations for charged and neutral species and electron energy, Poisson's equation for the electric potential, and Navier-Stokes equations for the neutral gas flow. Radiation transport includes photoionization of O2 and H2O in the gas and liquid phases and photodissocation of H2Oaq in the liquid. Multiple pulses when the plasma plume touches and does not touch the liquid will be examined. Two regimes of hydrodynamics will be discussed - low repetition rates where the neutral radicals are blown away before the next discharge pulse, and high repetition rate when the plasma plume interacts with neutral radicals from previous pulses. The density of aqueous ions produced in the liquid layer is strongly dependent on whether the plasma effluent touches or does not touch the water surface. Work supported by DOE Office of Fusion Energy Science and NSF.

  20. Charge separation in liquids

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    Mikhelashvili, M. S.; Agam, O.

    2004-10-01

    The common theory of reversible charge transfer (RCT) at low donor system excitation power in liquids is examined. The space averaging procedures describing the kinetics of RCT in the liquid space are discussed. The reaction space is presented as a totality of independent subgroups with one excited donor and some group of acceptors effectively interacting only with the donor in the given “subgroup”. We have shown that the theory [3-5] gives questionable results for cation state probability for the usual parameters of this problem. If the acceptor concentration or the charge transfer rate constants are low, then the cation state probability behaves the same in the two theories [3-5] and [7, 8]. The correct account of the donor’s ground state change and charge back transfer in the RCT theory gives the new, not contradictory results, different from the behavior of the results in references [3-5], but near to results of [7, 8]. The molecules motion accelerates the ionization of donors and neutralization of ions. The influence of the motion of neutral and ionized molecules on charge transfer kinetics is different. The Coulomb interaction of ions is taken into account; the effect depends on the space averaging method used. The new approximation in this article in comparison with references [3-6,9] consists in the space averaging procedure of the donor cation state probability, which takes into account the donor’s ground state.

  1. Quantitative Evaluation of Colloidal Stability of Antibody Solutions using PEG-Induced Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation

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    Benedek, George B.

    pathways including crystallization, colloidal aggregation, and liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS) can. KEYWORDS: antibody, PEG, liquid-liquid phase separation, colloidal stability, binding energy 1 of protein condensation such as crystallization, aggregation, gelation, and liquid-liquid phase separation

  2. Waves at surfactant-laden liquid-liquid crystal interface

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. V. Lishchuk

    2007-01-01

    A theoretical study is presented of surface waves at a monomolecular surfactant film between an isotropic liquid and a nematic liquid crystal for the case when the surfactant film is in the isotropic two-dimensional fluid phase and induces homeotropic (normal to the interface) orientation of the nematic director. The dispersion relation for the surface waves is obtained, and different surface

  3. INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS OF IONIC LIQUIDS AS “GREEN” ENGINEERING LIQUIDS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hua Zhao

    2006-01-01

    Over the past decade, ionic liquids (ILs) have become one of the fastest growing “green” media for chemists and engineers due to their superb physicochemical properties. The applications of these remarkable salts in reactions and extraction processes have been extensively investigated and reviewed. This review, however, highlights recent advances of ILs as versatile “green” engineering liquids in a variety of

  4. LIQUID-LIQUID EXTRACTION OF RARE-EARTH ELEMENTS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. J. Bauer; A. C. Rice; J. S. Berber

    1960-01-01

    Liquid-liquid extraction techniques were investigated for use in ; fractionation of rare-earth solutions. Laboratory extractions using TBP for ; ceric nitrate resulted in almost complete extraction. Tests with primary amines ; were also promising. In scale-up extractions of the ceric nitrate procedure 84% ; efficiency was obtained. (J.R.D.);

  5. Vitrification and levitation of a liquid droplet on liquid nitrogen.

    PubMed

    Song, Young S; Adler, Douglas; Xu, Feng; Kayaalp, Emre; Nureddin, Aida; Anchan, Raymond M; Maas, Richard L; Demirci, Utkan

    2010-03-01

    The vitrification of a liquid occurs when ice crystal formation is prevented in the cryogenic environment through ultrarapid cooling. In general, vitrification entails a large temperature difference between the liquid and its surrounding medium. In our droplet vitrification experiments, we observed that such vitrification events are accompanied by a Leidenfrost phenomenon, which impedes the heat transfer to cool the liquid, when the liquid droplet comes into direct contact with liquid nitrogen. This is distinct from the more generally observed Leidenfrost phenomenon that occurs when a liquid droplet is self-vaporized on a hot plate. In the case of rapid cooling, the phase transition from liquid to vitrified solid (i.e., vitrification) and the levitation of droplets on liquid nitrogen (i.e., Leidenfrost phenomenon) take place simultaneously. Here, we investigate these two simultaneous physical events by using a theoretical model containing three dimensionless parameters (i.e., Stefan, Biot, and Fourier numbers). We explain theoretically and observe experimentally a threshold droplet radius during the vitrification of a cryoprotectant droplet in the presence of the Leidenfrost effect. PMID:20176969

  6. Solve wastewater problems with liquid\\/liquid extraction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cusack

    1996-01-01

    Liquid\\/liquid extraction (LLE) is a powerful separation technique that is finding wider application in the CPI to solve difficult environmental problems, particularly in the removal of trace organic compounds from wastewater streams. LLE is usually only applied when more conventional techniques such as steam stripping or distillation are not suitable. This is because LLE usually involves the introduction of a

  7. Liquid theory for the instantaneous normal modes of a liquid

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yi Wan; Richard M. Stratt

    1994-01-01

    At short enough times, the dynamics of a liquid can be resolved rigorously into independent simple harmonic motions called instantaneous normal modes. The spectrum of such modes is easily accessible via computer simulation, but, despite the existence of theories for other kinds of liquid modes, it has been difficult to come up with analytical approaches of power sufficient to explain

  8. Separation of Liquid Mixtures by Pervaporation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    B. D. Gupta; A. K. Mukherjee

    1990-01-01

    Separation of various mixtures, especially liquid mixtures, is a very necessary unit operation in industry. A large number of such techniques are available, such as distillation, adsorption, liquid-liquid extraction, and fractional crystalization [l]. The development of this type of technology became necessary to effect separation of azeotropic liquid mixtures. For liquid mixtures having components with similar boiling ranges, however, such

  9. Recovery of Furfural from Aqueous Solution by Ionic Liquid Based Liquid–Liquid Extraction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yuanchao Pei; Kun Wu; Jianji Wang; Jing Fan

    2008-01-01

    Liquid–liquid extraction with imidazolium based ionic liquids ([C4mim][PF6], [C6mim][PF6], and [C8mim][PF6]) is proposed for the separation of furfural or 5-methylfurfural from aqueous solution. Factors affecting the extraction of furfural or 5-methylfurfural have been studied. It was shown that the extraction equilibria can be achieved within 30 min and the process was less affected by the factors such as volume ratio and

  10. Ionic liquids screening for desulfurization of natural gasoline by liquid–liquid extraction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Natalya V. Likhanova; Diego Guzmán-Lucero; Eugenio A. Flores; Paloma García; Marco A. Domínguez-Aguilar; Jorge Palomeque; Rafael Martínez-Palou

    2010-01-01

    Seventy five ionic liquids (ILs) were tested as a sequestering agent of sulfured compounds in natural gasoline (NG). Desulphurization\\u000a of NG was performed by means of liquid–liquid extraction method at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. Experimental\\u000a ILs containing imidazolium, pyridinium, and ammonium cations along with organic and inorganic anions were synthesized conventionally\\u000a and under microwave and sonochemical conditions. The effect

  11. A new Diffractometer for Studies of Liquid—Liquid Interfaces

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    Murphy, B. M.; Greve, M.; Runge, B.; Koops, C. T.; Elsen, A.; Stettner, J.; Seeck, O. H.; Magnussen, O. M.

    2010-06-01

    We have designed a novel, dedicated diffractometer for surface x-ray scattering studies of liquid—liquid and liquid-gas interfaces for the PETRA III High Resolution Diffraction Beamline. Using a double crystal beam-tilter in Bragg geometry this new instrument enables reflectivity and grazing incidence diffraction investigations without moving the sample, which is mechanically decoupled from the rest of the diffractometer. This design minimizes external excitation of surface vibrations, a key prerequisite for studies of liquid interfaces. The instrument operates over the energy range 6.4 keV to 30 keV, the higher energy range being optimal for penetration through liquid sample environments. Vertical momentum transfer up to qz = 2.5 Å-1 and lateral q? up to 4 Å-1will be available.

  12. Polymer Crystallization at Curved Liquid/Liquid Interface

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    Wang, Wenda

    Liquid/liquid interface, either flat or curved, is a unique template for studying self-assembly of a variety of nanomaterials such as nanoparticles and nanorods. The resultant monolayer films can be ordered or disordered depending on the regularity of the nanomaterials. Integration of nanoparticles into two-dimensional structure leads to intriguing collective properties of the nanoparticles. Crystallization can also be guided by liquid/liquid interface. Due to the particular shape of the interface, crystallization can happen in a different manner comparing to the normal solution crystallization. In this dissertation, liquid/liquid interface is employed to guide the crystallization of polymers, mainly focusing on using curved liquid/liquid interface. Due to the unique shape of the interface and feasibility to control the curvature, polymer crystallization can take place in different manner and lead to the formation of curved or vesicular crystals. Curved liquid/liquid interface is typically created through o/w emulsions. With the presence of surfactant, the emulsions are controlled to be stable at least for the polymer crystallization periods. The difference to normal solution crystallization is: the nuclei will diffuse to the curved interface due to the Pickering effect and guide the crystallization along the curved liquid/liquid interface. If the supercooling can be controlled to be very small, crystal growth in the bulk droplets can be avoided. The advantages of this strategy are: 1) the formation process of vesicular type crystals can be monitored by controlling the polymer supply; 2) curved crystals, bowl-like structures and enclosed capsules can be easily obtained comparing to the self-assembly method for vesicle formation; 3) the obtained vesicles will be made of polymer crystals, which will possess the extraordinary mechanical properties. Based on the nucleation type, this dissertation is divided into two parts. The first part is focused on the self-assembly behavior of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) at curved liquid/liquid interface and the crystallization behavior of polymers at curved liquid/liquid interface while SWCNTs in presence. A few crystalline polymers, such as polyethylene (PE), poly(l-lactic acid) (PLLA), and poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) (P3HT), and water/oil systems were used to study the behavior. The formation of nano speckle structure is a crystallization-driven process due to heterogeneous nucleation and crystal growth of polymers at curved liquid/liquid interface. The second part deals with the homogeneous nucleation and crystal growth at curved liquid/liquid interface. Both PE and PLLA were used to conduct the study. For PE, 1,2-dichlorobenzene (DCB), water, and sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) were used for the emulsion system. The emulsification system for PLLA is p-xylene, water, and hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB). Surfactant concentration can be employed to control the droplet size, thus controlling the final crystal vesicle's size. By controlling the initial polymer concentration, crystal shells with different morphology, such as curved crystal, bowl-like crystals, and crystal vesicles (named lamellaesome) can be obtained. The formation of these unique structures was templated by the curved interface. The formation process and detailed crystal structure are analyzed based on electron diffraction data from different sized lamellaesomes. Mechanical properties of the crystal vesicles and their encapsulation abilities will be discussed. At the end of this dissertation, a summary of my work and future outlook will be given.

  13. Modal analysis of liquid-solid coupling liquid lens

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    Shi, Guangfeng; Yang, Bin; Xu, Yuanzhe; Shi, Guoquan

    2014-11-01

    Liquid lens of fast focusing is valuable to be researched for the application in instruments of miniature. According to many researchers achievement in this field, the fast focusing mechanism of liquid lens is firstly present. Then the oscillation modes of the liquid-solid coupling liquid lens in different capillary tube cases are analyzed in this paper. For better understanding of the fast focusing mechanism and its influencing factors, finite element models of the water droplet lens are set up in ANSYS, and the former four oscillation modes are solved to analyze the relative influencing relations. The work in this paper will lay a foundation for the further research on the liquid lens of fast focusing.

  14. Cryogenic support system

    DOEpatents

    Nicol, Thomas H. (Aurora, IL); Niemann, Ralph C. (Downers Grove, IL); Gonczy, John D. (Oak Lawn, IL)

    1988-01-01

    A support system is disclosed for restraining large masses at very low or cryogenic temperatures. The support system employs a tie bar that is pivotally connected at opposite ends to an anchoring support member and a sliding support member. The tie bar extends substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the cold mass assembly, and comprises a rod that lengthens when cooled and a pair of end attachments that contract when cooled. The rod and end attachments are sized so that when the tie bar is cooled to cryogenic temperature, the net change in tie bar length is approximately zero. Longitudinal force directed against the cold mass assembly is distributed by the tie bar between the anchoring support member and the sliding support member.

  15. Social Support in Widowhood

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    Scott, Stacey B.; Bergeman, C. S.; Verney, Alissa; Longenbaker, Susannah; Markey, Megan A.; Bisconti, Toni L.

    2012-01-01

    Although social support is assumed to be an important factor following loss, the mechanisms by which it influences outcomes are not well understood. This study explored the nature of social support following loss using mixed methods. Widows participated in semistructured interviews 1 and 4 months after loss; a subsample completed 98 days of questionnaires between interviews. Interviews were analyzed using the constant comparative method; themes included the importance of supportive groups and the meaning of support. Social support trajectories were examined using hierarchical linear modeling; perceived social control explained differences in trajectories. Additional interviews were selected by their maximally divergent plots. The findings of these analyses were integrated to contribute a more detailed description of social support in the transition to widowhood. PMID:23785307

  16. Cryogenic support system

    DOEpatents

    Nicol, T.H.; Niemann, R.C.; Gonczy, J.D.

    1988-11-01

    A support system is disclosed for restraining large masses at very low or cryogenic temperatures. The support system employs a tie bar that is pivotally connected at opposite ends to an anchoring support member and a sliding support member. The tie bar extends substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the cold mass assembly, and comprises a rod that lengthens when cooled and a pair of end attachments that contract when cooled. The rod and end attachments are sized so that when the tie bar is cooled to cryogenic temperature, the net change in tie bar length is approximately zero. Longitudinal force directed against the cold mass assembly is distributed by the tie bar between the anchoring support member and the sliding support member. 7 figs.

  17. A Liquid-Liquid Transition in an Undercooled Ti-Zr-Ni Liquid

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    Lee, G. W.; Gangopadhyay, A. K.; Kelton, K. F.; Hyers, R. W.; Rathz, T. J.; Rogers, J. R.

    2003-01-01

    If crystallization can be avoided, liquids enter a metastable (undercooled) state below their equilibrium liquidus temperatures, TI, finally freezing into a glass below a characteristic temperature called the glass transition temperature, T,. In rare cases, the undercooled liquid may undergo a liquid-liquid phase transition (liquid polymorphism) before entering the glassy state. This has been suggested from experimental studies of HzO and Si4. Such phase transitions have been predicted in some stable liquids, i.e. above TI at atmospheric pressure, for Si02 and BeF;, but these have not been verified experimentally. They have been observed in liquids of P7, Sis and C9, but only under high pressure. All of these transitions are driven by an anomalous density change, i.e. change in local structure, with temperature or pressure. In this letter we present the first experimental evidence for a phase transition in a low viscosity liquid that is not driven by an anomalous density change, but by an approach to a constant configuration state. A maximum in the specific heat at constant pressure, similar to what is normally observed near T,, is reported here for undercooled low viscosity liquids of quasicrystal- forming Ti-Zr-Ni alloys. that includes cooperativity, by incorporating a temperature dependent excitation energy fits the data well, signaling a phase transition.

  18. Crystalline titanate catalyst supports

    SciTech Connect

    Anthony, R.G.; Dosch, R.G.

    1991-12-31

    A series of new crystalline titanates (CT) are shown to have considerable potential as catalyst supports. For Pd supported catalyst, the catalytic activity for pyrene hydrogenation was substantially different depending on the type of CT, and one was substantially more active than Pd on hydrous titanium oxide (HTO). For 1-hexene hydrogenation the activities of the new CTs were approximately the same as for the hydrous metal oxide supports.

  19. Crystalline titanate catalyst supports

    DOEpatents

    Anthony, Rayford G. (Bryan, TX); Dosch, Robert G. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1993-01-01

    A series of new crystalline titanates (CT) are shown to have considerable potential as catalyst supports. For Pd supported catalyst, the catalytic activity for pyrene hydrogenation was substantially different depending on the type of CT, and one was substantially more active than Pd on hydrous titanium oxide (HTO). For 1-hexene hydrogenation the activities of the new CTs were approximately the same as for the hydrous metal oxide supports.

  20. Crystalline titanate catalyst supports

    DOEpatents

    Anthony, R.G.; Dosch, R.G.

    1993-01-05

    A series of new crystalline titanates (CT) are shown to have considerable potential as catalyst supports. For Pd supported catalyst, the catalytic activity for pyrene hydrogenation was substantially different depending on the type of CT, and one was substantially more active than Pd on hydrous titanium oxide (HTO). For 1-hexene hydrogenation the activities of the new CTs were approximately the same as for the hydrous metal oxide supports.

  1. Permeation of single gases through TEG liquid membranes modified by NaY nano-zeolite particles

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mahdieh Asadollahi; Dariush Bastani; Hossein Kazemian

    2010-01-01

    In this research, a triethylene glycol (TEG)\\/nano-zeolite Na-Y liquid membrane was developed in order to investigate the effect of zeolite nanoparticles on separation performance of a liquid membrane. To do this, a high yield nano-zeolite Na-Y was synthesized using mid-synthesis addition method. The synthesized samples were characterized by XRD, FT-IR, and SEM (EDX) instrumental techniques. A supported liquid membrane was

  2. Design and demonstrate the performance of cryogenic components representative of space vehicles: Start basket liquid acquisition device performance analysis

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1987-01-01

    The objective was to design, fabricate and test an integrated cryogenic test article incorporating both fluid and thermal propellant management subsystems. A 2.2 m (87 in) diameter aluminum test tank was outfitted with multilayer insulation, helium purge system, low-conductive tank supports, thermodynamic vent system, liquid acquisition device and immersed outflow pump. Tests and analysis performed on the start basket liquid acquisition device and studies of the liquid retention characteristics of fine mesh screens are discussed.

  3. Vessel structural support system

    DOEpatents

    Jenko, James X. (N. Versailles, PA); Ott, Howard L. (Kiski Twp., Allegheny County, PA); Wilson, Robert M. (Plum Boro, PA); Wepfer, Robert M. (Murrysville, PA)

    1992-01-01

    Vessel structural support system for laterally and vertically supporting a vessel, such as a nuclear steam generator having an exterior bottom surface and a side surface thereon. The system includes a bracket connected to the bottom surface. A support column is pivotally connected to the bracket for vertically supporting the steam generator. The system also includes a base pad assembly connected pivotally to the support column for supporting the support column and the steam generator. The base pad assembly, which is capable of being brought to a level position by turning leveling nuts, is anchored to a floor. The system further includes a male key member attached to the side surface of the steam generator and a female stop member attached to an adjacent wall. The male key member and the female stop member coact to laterally support the steam generator. Moreover, the system includes a snubber assembly connected to the side surface of the steam generator and also attached to the adjacent wall for dampening lateral movement of the steam generator. In addition, the system includes a restraining member of "flat" attached to the side surface of the steam generator and a bumper attached to the adjacent wall. The flat and the bumper coact to further laterally support the steam generator.

  4. Bioregenerative life support: not a picnic

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    Knott, W. M.

    1998-01-01

    If humans are to live permanently in space, regenerative life support systems are an enabling technology and must replace the picnic approach of taking all supplies required for each mission. These systems are classified by technologies as either physical/chemical or bioregenerative. Both of these system-types can recycle water, remove carbon dioxide, produce oxygen, and recover essential elements from waste products. Bioregenerative can also produce food, thus, making it essential if humans are to exist in space independent of earth. A solely bioregenerative life support system includes plants as a biomass production module and microbial organisms in bioreactors as a resource recovery module. In the Advanced Life Support Program, bioregenerative life support systems are being investigated through a research and technology development project which includes large scale testing as part of the Breadboard Project and human tests conducted in the soon to be constructed BioPlex facility. Research and technology development efforts are directed toward optimizing biomass productivity in controlled chambers by developing light weight, energy efficient, and automated systems; recycling liquid and solid wastes; baselining the operation of bioreactors; determining system microbial stability; assessing chemical contamination; and building models required for long term system operations. The program will include space flight studies in the near future to determine if these life support technologies will function in microgravity. When a bioregenerative system is finally incorporated into a mission, the conversion from a picnic and resupply mentality to permanent recycling and independence from earth will be complete.

  5. Dynamic behavior of liquid sheets

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    Mansour, Adel; Chigier, Norman

    1991-01-01

    An experiment was conducted to study the aerodynamic instability of liquid sheets issuing from a two-dimensional air-assisted nozzle. Detailed measurements of the frequency of oscillation of the liquid sheet have been made. The measured vibrational frequencies were then correlated with the resulting spray angle. It was shown that the liquid sheet oscillations are dynamically similar to that of hard spring systems. For each air pressure, three distinct modes of breakup are distinguished. At low liquid flow rates, both the sinusoidal and the dilational modes are superimposed on the liquid sheet. With a further increase in liquid flow rate, the liquid sheet oscillations mainly become of the dilational type. It was also shown that the effect of introducing air in the nozzle is similar to the effect of inducing forced vibrations on the nozzle jaws. Thus, for each air flow rate, there is a specific vibration frequency for the nozzle. The frequency of these vibrations is proportional to the air velocity. As the liquid sheet natural frequency approaches that of the nozzle, resonance is established. At resonance, the maximum spray angle is achieved.

  6. Turbine meters for liquid measurement

    SciTech Connect

    Hammock, W. [Brooks Instrument, Rosemount Group, Statesboro, GA (United States)

    1995-12-01

    The turbine meter has become very popular for the measurement of liquids of low and medium viscosities. Its compact size, high flow rate, low maintenance and superior linearity make it especially attractive for liquid hydrocarbon applications. When a turbine meter is properly applied within a correctly designed flow system, its best performance can be realized.

  7. Liquidity commonality beyond best prices

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alexander Kempf; Daniel Mayston

    2006-01-01

    This paper investigates the commonality of liquidity in an open limit order book market. We find that commonality in liquidity becomes stronger the deeper we look into the limit order book. While commonality is only about 2% at the best prices, it increases up to about 20% inside the limit order book. Furthermore, we find strong time variation in commonality

  8. Liquid Crystals Interact with Light!

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-05-14

    In this two-part activity, learners explore the properties of liquid crystals, which are responsible for why mood rings change color. In the first experiment, learners will see how liquid crystals change color (and phase) with temperature. In the second activity, learners will conduct an experiment to find out if mood rings change color because of magic or chemistry.

  9. Preservation of Liquid Biological Samples

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Putcha, Lakshmi (Inventor); Nimmagudda, Ramalingeshwara R. (Inventor)

    2000-01-01

    The present invention provides a method of preserving a liquid biological sample, comprising the step of: contacting said liquid biological sample with a preservative comprising, sodium benzoate in an amount of at least about 0.15% of the sample (weight/volume) and citric acid in an amount of at least about 0.025% of the sample (weight/volume).

  10. Fermented liquid feed for pigs

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joris A. M. Missotten; Joris Michiels; Anneke Ovyn; Stefaan De Smet; Noël A. Dierick

    2010-01-01

    Since the announcement of the ban on the use of antibiotics as antimicrobial growth promoters in the feed of pigs in 2006 the investigation towards alternative feed additives has augmented considerably. Although fermented liquid feed is not an additive, but a feeding strategy, the experimental work examining its possible advantages also saw a rise. The use of fermented liquid feed

  11. Lithium-loaded liquid scintillators

    DOEpatents

    Dai, Sheng (Knoxville, TN); Kesanli, Banu (Mersin, TR); Neal, John S. (Knoxville, TN)

    2012-05-15

    The invention is directed to a liquid scintillating composition containing (i) one or more non-polar organic solvents; (ii) (lithium-6)-containing nanoparticles having a size of up to 10 nm and surface-capped by hydrophobic molecules; and (iii) one or more fluorophores. The invention is also directed to a liquid scintillator containing the above composition.

  12. Liquid Rocket Boosters for Shuttle

    Microsoft Academic Search

    James E. Hughes

    1989-01-01

    The Liquid Rocket Booster study was initiated by NASA to define an alternative to the Solid Rocket Boosters used on the STS. These studies have involved MSFC, JSC and KSC and their contractors. The prime study contractors, Martin Marietta Corporation and General Dynamics Space Systems, have identified Liquid Booster configurations which would replace the SRB's in the Shuttle stack. The

  13. Intermolecular Forces: Solids and Liquids

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    General chemistry WebCT exam/quiz questions. The Intermolecular Forces: Solids and Liquids topic covers the forces that exist between atoms and molecules in solids and liquids, and how these affect properties such as boiling point, conductivity, and lattice energy.

  14. Shock compression of liquid hydrazine

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Benjamin O. Garcia; David J. Chavez

    1996-01-01

    Liquid hydrazine (N2H4) is a propellant used for aerospace propulsion and power systems. Because the propellant modules can be subject to debris impacts during their use, the shock states that can occur in the hydrazine need to be characterized to safely predict its response. Several shock compression experiments have been conducted to investigate the shock detonability of liquid hydrazine; however,

  15. Blocks, Liquidity, and Corporate Control

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Patrick Bolton; Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden

    1998-01-01

    The paper develops a simple model of corporate ownership structure in which costs and benefits of ownership concentration are analyzed. The model compares the liquidity benefits obtained through dispersed corporate ownership with the benefits from efficient management control achieved by some degree of ownership concentration. The paper reexamines the free-rider problem in corporate control in the presence of liquidity trading,

  16. Rheological properties of ammonia-water liquids and crystal-liquid slurries - Planetological applications

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    Kargel, J. S.; Croft, S. K.; Lunine, J. I.; Lewis, J. S.

    1991-01-01

    The laboratory-measured viscosities of liquid mixtures representative of the variety of cryovolcanic substances of the icy satellites are presently noted to be much greater than could be expected on the assumption that end-member molecules are noninteractive; this observation is supported by others concerning molar volumes and vapor pressure relations, which indicate the presence of strong molecular-interaction forces that fundamentally affect the mixtures' physical properties. Since the rheological effects of partial crystallization parallel the characteristics of silicate lavas, icy satellite cryovolcanic morphologies are similarly interpretable with allowances for differences in surface gravities and lava densities.

  17. Liquid in a tube oscillating along its axis

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    Zhdanov, Vladimir P.; Kasemo, Bengt

    2015-06-01

    The Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation (QCM-D) sensing technique has become widely used to study various supported thin films and adsorption of biological macromolecules, nanoparticles, aggregates, and cells. Such sensing, based on tracking shear oscillations of a piezoelectric crystal, can be employed in situations which are far beyond conventional ones. For example, one can deposit tubes on the surface of a sensor, orient them along the direction of the sensor surface oscillations, and study liquid oscillations inside the oscillating tubes. Herein, we illustrate and classify theoretically the regimes of liquid oscillations in this case. In particular, we identify and scrutinize the transition from the regime with appreciable gradients along the radial coordinate, which are qualitatively similar to those near the oscillating flat interface, to the regime where the liquid oscillates nearly coherently in the whole tube. The results are not only of relevance for the specific case of nanotubes but also for studies of certain mesoporous samples.

  18. Superior vena cava syndrome caused by embolisation of liquid Onyx.

    PubMed

    Crusio, Robbert; Ramachandran, Kishan; Ramachandran, Kavan; Kupfer, Yizhak; Tessler, Sidney

    2011-01-01

    Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is usually caused by a malignancy or the presence of an intravascular device in a central vein. A 74-year-old male with a history of a superior vena cava (SVC) stent underwent embolisation of a brain arterio-venous malformation through the right meningeal artery with liquid Onyx. Two weeks later he presented with acute respiratory failure, upper airway obstruction, plethora, varices of the chest wall and stridor. He was intubated and placed on mechanical ventilatory support. Chest imaging revealed a linear structure in the SVC, extending to the right atrium. Interventional radiology removed the material, which was determined to be liquid Onyx. Venous pressures of the right internal jugular vein decreased after removal of the material. The symptoms resolved and patient was successfully extubated. This is the first reported case of SVCS caused by liquid Onyx. PMID:22707372

  19. Superior vena cava syndrome caused by embolisation of liquid Onyx

    PubMed Central

    Crusio, Robbert; Ramachandran, Kishan; Ramachandran, Kavan; Kupfer, Yizhak; Tessler, Sidney

    2011-01-01

    Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is usually caused by a malignancy or the presence of an intravascular device in a central vein. A 74-year-old male with a history of a superior vena cava (SVC) stent underwent embolisation of a brain arterio-venous malformation through the right meningeal artery with liquid Onyx. Two weeks later he presented with acute respiratory failure, upper airway obstruction, plethora, varices of the chest wall and stridor. He was intubated and placed on mechanical ventilatory support. Chest imaging revealed a linear structure in the SVC, extending to the right atrium. Interventional radiology removed the material, which was determined to be liquid Onyx. Venous pressures of the right internal jugular vein decreased after removal of the material. The symptoms resolved and patient was successfully extubated. This is the first reported case of SVCS caused by liquid Onyx. PMID:22707372

  20. Matthew Evan Thrasher A Liquid Stream Bouncing off a Moving Liquid Bath

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    Texas at Austin. University of

    Copyright by Matthew Evan Thrasher 2005 #12;A Liquid Stream Bouncing off a Moving Liquid Bath THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN August 2005 #12;A Liquid Stream Bouncing off a Moving Liquid Bath APPROVED 2005 vi #12;A Liquid Stream Bouncing off a Moving Liquid Bath Matthew Evan Thrasher, M

  1. Liquid crystalline polymers

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1990-01-01

    The remarkable mechanical properties and thermal stability of fibers fabricated from liquid crystalline polymers (LCPs) have led to the use of these materials in structural applications where weight savings are critical. Advances in processing of LCPs could permit the incorporation of these polymers into other than uniaxial designs and extend their utility into new areas such as nonlinear optical devices. However, the unique feature of LCPs (intrinsic orientation order) is itself problematic, and current understanding of processing with control of orientation falls short of allowing manipulation of macroscopic orientation (except for the case of uniaxial fibers). The current and desirable characteristics of LCPs are reviewed and specific problems are identified along with issues that must be addressed so that advances in the use of these unique polymers can be expedited.

  2. Fast protein liquid chromatography.

    PubMed

    Madadlou, Ashkan; O'Sullivan, Siobhan; Sheehan, David

    2011-01-01

    Fast protein liquid chromatography (FPLC) is a form of high-performance chromatography that takes advantage of high resolution made possible by small-diameter stationary phases. It was originally developed for proteins and features high loading capacity, biocompatible aqueous buffer systems, fast flow rates, and availability of stationary phases in most common chromatography modes (e.g., ion exchange, gel filtration, reversed phase, and affinity). The system makes reproducible separation possible by incorporating a high level of automation including autosamplers, gradient program control, and peak collection. In addition to proteins, the method is applicable to other kinds of biological samples including oligonucleotides and plasmids. The most common type of FPLC experiment is anion exchange of proteins. This chapter describes such an experiment carried out using an ÄKTA FPLC explorer system (Amersham Pharmacia Biotech, Sweden). PMID:20978981

  3. Whipping of electrified liquid jets.

    PubMed

    Guerrero, Josefa; Rivero, Javier; Gundabala, Venkata R; Perez-Saborid, Miguel; Fernandez-Nieves, Alberto

    2014-09-23

    We apply an electric field to a moderately conducting liquid surrounded by another coflowing liquid, all inside a glass-based microfluidic device, to study nonaxisymmetric instabilities. We find that the bending of the electrified jet results in a steady-state, helicoidal structure with a constant opening angle. Remarkably, the characteristic phase speed of the helicoidal wave only depends on the charge carried by the jet in the helicoidal region and its stability critically depends on the properties of the coflowing liquid. In fact, the steady-state helical structure becomes chaotic when the longest characteristic time is that of the inner liquid rather than that of the outer coflowing liquid. We also perform a numerical analysis to show that the natural preference of the jet is to adopt the conical helix structure observed experimentally. PMID:25201984

  4. Modeling liquid crystal polymeric devices

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    Gimenez Pinto, Vianney Karina

    The main focus of this work is the theoretical and numerical study of materials that combine liquid crystal and polymer. Liquid crystal elastomers are polymeric materials that exhibit both the ordered properties of the liquid crystals and the elastic properties of rubbers. Changing the order of the liquid crystal molecules within the polymer network can induce shape change. These materials are very valuable for applications such as actuators, sensors, artificial muscles, haptic displays, etc. In this work we apply finite element elastodynamics simulations to study the temperature induced shape deformation in nematic elastomers with complex director microstructure. In another topic, we propose a novel numerical method to model the director dynamics and microstructural evolution of three dimensional nematic and cholesteric liquid crystals. Numerical studies presented in this work are in agreement with experimental observations and provide insight into the design of application devices.

  5. Magnetically focused liquid drop radiator

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    Botts, T. E.; Powell, J. R.; Lenard, R.

    1984-12-01

    A magnetically focused liquid drop radiator for application in rejecting energy from a spacecraft is described. It is characterized by a magnetizable liquid or slurry disposed in operative relationship within the liquid droplet generator and its fluid delivery system, in combination with magnetic means disposed in operative relationship around a liquid droplet collector of the LDR. The magnetic means are effective to focus streams of droplets directed from the generator toward the collector, thereby to assure that essentially all of the droplets are directed into the collector, even though some of the streams may be misdirected as they leave the generator. The magnetic focusing means is also effective to suppress splashing of liquid when the droplets impinge on the collector.

  6. Multilayer liquid spreading on superhydrophilic nanostructured surfaces

    E-print Network

    Xiao, Rong

    A phenomenon is presented where a propagating liquid on an array of nanopillars with scalloped features can separate into multiple layers of liquid films. The scallops were found to act as energy barriers that favor liquid ...

  7. 40 CFR 258.28 - Liquids restrictions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Liquids restrictions. 258.28 Section 258...LANDFILLS Operating Criteria § 258.28 Liquids restrictions. (a) Bulk or noncontainerized liquid waste may not be placed in MSWLF units...

  8. 40 CFR 258.28 - Liquids restrictions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Liquids restrictions. 258.28 Section 258...LANDFILLS Operating Criteria § 258.28 Liquids restrictions. (a) Bulk or noncontainerized liquid waste may not be placed in MSWLF units...

  9. 21 CFR 880.5090 - Liquid bandage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Liquid bandage. 880.5090 Section 880.5090...Personal Use Therapeutic Devices § 880.5090 Liquid bandage. (a) Identification. A liquid bandage is a sterile device that is a...

  10. First-Principles-Based Reaction Kinetics for Decomposition of Hot, Dense Liquid TNT from ReaxFF Multiscale Reactive Dynamics

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    Goddard III, William A.

    First-Principles-Based Reaction Kinetics for Decomposition of Hot, Dense Liquid TNT from Reax Supporting Information ABSTRACT: The reaction kinetics of the thermal decomposition of hot, dense liquid TNT), whereas dimer formation and decomposition to TNT derivatives and smaller gaseous fragments prevails

  11. Photodegradation of mutagens in solvent-refined coal liquids

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    Kalkwarf, D.R.; Stewart, D.L.; Pelroy, R.A.; Weimer, W.C.

    1984-04-01

    The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate any changes in the chemical composition and microbial mutagenicities of two representative solvent-refined coal (SRC) liquids as a function of exposure time to sunlight and air. This information was desired to assess potential health hazards arising from ground spills of these liquids during production, transport and use. Results of microbial mutagenicity assays using Salmonella typhimurium TA98, conducted after exposure, showed that the mutagenicities of both an SRC-II fuel oil blend and an SRC-I process solvent decreased continuously with exposure time to air and that the decrease was accelerated by simultaneous exposure to simulated sunlight. The liquids were exposed as thin layers supported on surfaces of glass, paper, clay or aluminum; but the type of support had little effect on the results. The contrast between these results and the reported increases of mutagenesis in organisms exposed simultaneously to coal liquids and near-ultraviolet light suggested that short-lived mutagenic intermediates, e.g., organic free radicals, were formed in the liquids during exposure to light. The highest activities of microbial mutagenicity in the SRC liquids were found in fractions rich in amino polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (amino PAH). After a 36-hour exposure of the fuel oil blend to air in the dark, the mutagenicity of its amine-rich fraction was reduced by 65%; whereas a 36-hour exposure in the light reduced the mutagenicity of this fraction by 92%. Similar rates of reduction in mutagenicity were achieved in exposures of the process solvent. The mutagenicities of other chemical fractions remained low during exposure.

  12. Vacuum Surface Science Meets Heterogeneous Catalysis: Dehydrogenation of a Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier in the Liquid State.

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    Matsuda, Takashi; Taccardi, Nicola; Schwegler, Johannes; Wasserscheid, Peter; Steinrück, Hans-Peter; Maier, Florian

    2015-06-22

    Ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) surface science techniques are used to study the heterogeneous catalytic dehydrogenation of a liquid organic hydrogen carrier in its liquid state close to the conditions of real catalysis. For this purpose, perhydrocarbazole (PH), otherwise volatile under UHV, is covalently linked as functional group to an imidazolium cation, forming a non-volatile ionic liquid (IL). The catalysed dehydrogenation of the PH unit as a function of temperature is investigated for a Pt foil covered by a macroscopically thick PH-IL film and for Pd particles suspended in the PH-IL film, and for PH-IL on Au as inert support. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and thermal desorption spectroscopy allows us to follow in situ the catalysed transition of perhydrocarbazole to carbazole at technical reaction temperatures. The data demonstrate the crucial role of the Pt and Pd catalysts in order to shift the dehydrogenation temperature below the critical temperature of thermal decomposition. PMID:25891821

  13. Direct Support Workforce Development.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Impact, 1998

    1998-01-01

    The fourteen brief articles in this theme issue all examine challenges in the development of direct support staff working with people who have developmental disabilities. The articles also include the views of direct support providers and people with developmental disabilities themselves, as well as examples of strategies used by provider agencies…

  14. Bentonite-supported catalase

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    S. Alkan; H. Ceylan; O. Arslan

    2005-01-01

    The properties of the clay bentonite as a support for enzyme immobilization were studied using the enzyme catalase. Such an immobilization does not result in en- zyme inactivation and constitutes a valuable method for immobilizing catalase at high ionic strength. The bentonite-supported catalase was characterized in terms of pH and ionic strength dependencies, thermal and storage stability and kinetic parameters.

  15. [Providing Effective Behavior Support.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    SAIL: Technical Assistance Journal, 1996

    1996-01-01

    This theme issue addresses the provision of behavioral support for students with behavior disorders. The first article, "Providing Effective Behavior Support to All Students: Procedures and Processes" (George Sugai), summarizes the literature on the effectiveness of various interventions and offers several models for examining the teaching of…

  16. Supporting Inclusive Practice

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    Knowles, Gianna

    2006-01-01

    Written to support all teaching and learning staff in developing good inclusive practice, this book provides knowledge and understanding about a range of inclusion issues, such as what an inclusive school might look like and practical guidance on supporting the development of such a school. It also explores issues surrounding: (1) Ethnicity; (2)…

  17. Nanostructured catalyst supports

    DOEpatents

    Zhu, Yimin; Goldman, Jay L.; Qian, Baixin; Stefan, Ionel C.

    2012-10-02

    The present invention relates to SiC nanostructures, including SiC nanopowder, SiC nanowires, and composites of SiC nanopowder and nanowires, which can be used as catalyst supports in membrane electrode assemblies and in fuel cells. The present invention also relates to composite catalyst supports comprising nanopowder and one or more inorganic nanowires for a membrane electrode assembly.

  18. Research Support Postgraduate

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    Martin, Stephen John

    to cutting-edge graphical processing units. We are also using cloud computing within the campus to expandResearch Support For Postgraduate Students. Corporate Information & Computing Services. #12;#12;CiCS Support for Research Corporate Information and Computing Services (CiCS) provides a diverse range

  19. Fatherhood and Family Support.

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    Goetz, Kathy, Ed.

    1996-01-01

    On the assumption that fathers have been relatively absent from family support programs, this publication of the Family Resource Coalition addresses the role of fathers in family support programs, examines the impact of fathers on their children, and describes programs involving fathers successfully. Articles include: (1) "What's Behind the…

  20. Services supporting female entrepreneurs

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    Manuela Pardo-del-Val

    2010-01-01

    There are many public initiatives that fund services which support women entrepreneurship. In order to help them improve, this paper takes a closer look at the characteristics of female entrepreneurs, their motivations, and the difficulties they face in their ventures. Through a literature review and the results of a Delphi study with 25 technicians from an EU-funded support programme, this