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1

Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of High Purity Distillation Columns for Cryogenic Air Separation  

Microsoft Academic Search

High purity distillation columns are critical unit operations in cryogenic air separation plants that supply purified gases to a number of industries. We have developed a nonlinear model predictive control (NMPC) strategy based on the assumption of full-state feedback for a prototypical cryogenic distillation column to allow effective operation over a wide range of plant production rates. The controller design

Zhongzhou Chen; Michael A. Henson; Paul Belanger; Lawrence Megan

2010-01-01

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Low-order dynamic modeling of cryogenic distillation columns based on nonlinear wave phenomenon  

Microsoft Academic Search

A low-order dynamic model based on nonlinear wave theory is developed for a cryogenic distillation column used for nitrogen purification. By tracking the wave front propagating through the column, a simple mathematical model capable of describing the essential column dynamics is derived. The combined reboiler\\/condenser system is modeled using rigorous mass and energy balances. The low-order model is compared with

Guang-Yan Zhu; Michel A. Henson; Lawrence Megan

2001-01-01

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Design and Operation of Cryogenic Distillation Research Column for Ultra-Low Background Experiments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Motivated by isotopically enriched germanium (76Ge and 73Ge) for monocrystalline crystal growth for neutrinoless double-beta decay and dark matter experiments, a cryogenic distillation research column was developed. Without market availability of distillation columns in the temperature range of interest with capabilities necessary for our purposes, we designed, fabricated, tested, refined and operated a two-meter research column for purifying and separating gases in the temperature range from 100-200K. Due to interest in defining stratification, purity and throughput optimization, capillary lines were integrated at four equidistant points along the length of the column such that real-time residual gas analysis could guide the investigation. Interior gas column temperatures were monitored and controlled within 0.1oK accuracy at the top and bottom. Pressures were monitored at the top of the column to four significant figures. Subsequent impurities were measured at partial pressures below 2E-8torr. We report the performance of the column in this paper.

Chiller, Christopher; Alanson Chiller, Angela; Jasinski, Benjamin; Snyder, Nathan; Mei, Dongming

2013-04-01

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A simplified mathematical model of the cryogenic distillation with application to the (13C) isotope separation column  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The isotope (13C) has a widespread application in many fields such as chemistry, physics, medicine, etc. To obtain a high concentration in isotope of interest, in our case (13C), it is used the method of cryogenic distillation of carbon monoxide (CO) which is based on the difference between the vapor pressure of (12C16O) and (13C16O) at the temperature of liquid nitrogen. Isotopic separation plant, used to obtain the isotope (13C), is a complex installation, with many inputs and outputs, rather difficult to control. Due to this reason, from the point of view of automation, it is needed a simplified mathematical model. This model can be determined only with some presumption and simplification assumptions. Using the physical laws, the hydrodynamic part of the process and the mass balance will be described by partial differential equations. In order to design a controller for the column, it is needed a transfer function or a statespace realization of the plant, which is the main contribution of the present work. Implementing this mathematical model will be the key element for describing and understanding the operation of the plant and for future development of process control strategies.

Neaga, A. O.; Festila, C.; Dulf, E. H.; Both, R.; Szelitzky, T.; Gligan, M.

2012-02-01

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Optimal design of thermally coupled distillation columns  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers the optimal design of thermally coupled distillation columns and dividing wall columns using detailed column models and mathematical optimization. The column model used is capable of describing both conventional and thermally coupled columns, which allows comparisons of different structural alternatives to be made. Possible savings in both operating and capital costs of up to 30% are illustrated

G. Duennebier; Constantinos C. Pantelides

1999-01-01

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Investigation related to hydrogen isotopes separation by cryogenic distillation  

SciTech Connect

Research conducted in the last fifty years has shown that one of the most efficient techniques of removing tritium from the heavy water used as moderator and coolant in CANDU reactors (as that operated at Cernavoda (Romania)) is hydrogen cryogenic distillation. Designing and implementing the concept of cryogenic distillation columns require experiments to be conducted as well as computer simulations. Particularly, computer simulations are of great importance when designing and evaluating the performances of a column or a series of columns. Experimental data collected from laboratory work will be used as input for computer simulations run at larger scale (for The Pilot Plant for Tritium and Deuterium Separation) in order to increase the confidence in the simulated results. Studies carried out were focused on the following: - Quantitative analyses of important parameters such as the number of theoretical plates, inlet area, reflux flow, flow-rates extraction, working pressure, etc. - Columns connected in series in such a way to fulfil the separation requirements. Experiments were carried out on a laboratory-scale installation to investigate the performance of contact elements with continuous packing. The packing was manufactured in our institute. (authors)

Bornea, A.; Zamfirache, M.; Stefanescu, I.; Preda, A.; Balteanu, O.; Stefan, I. [INC-DTCI-ICSI Rm. Valcea, str.Uzinei, Nr.4, 240050 (Romania)

2008-07-15

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Analysis of finishing reactive distillation columns  

SciTech Connect

In this paper, a novel method to deal with the design and the synthesis of finishing reactive distillation columns with one reactive core, two rectifying sections, and one stripping section is presented. The attention of the work is concentrated on three subjects: (1) the feasibility of a given separation at both finite and total reflux operation; (2) the minimum energy demand operation; (3) the distribution of the reaction between the reactor and the finishing reactive column. The design problem presents the same grade of difficulty as that found in the design of conventional extractive columns. A geometric based method is used to explain key features of reactive distillation. Here, the relation between the reaction yield and the distillate flow rate plays a role similar to that of the entrainer flow in extractive distillation. Hence, special attention is given to the behavior of the profiles inside the rectifying section below the reactive core. The methodology is illustrated using the well-known MTBE case study.

Espinosa, J.; Aguirre, P.; Frey, T.; Stichlmair, J. [Technische Univ. Muenchen, Garching (Germany). Lehrstuhl A fuer Verfahrenstechik] [Technische Univ. Muenchen, Garching (Germany). Lehrstuhl A fuer Verfahrenstechik

1999-01-01

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Final Report, Distillation Column Flooding Predictor  

SciTech Connect

The Flooding Predictor is an advanced process control strategy comprising a patented pattern-recognition methodology that identifies pre-flood patterns discovered to precede flooding events in distillation columns. The grantee holds a U.S. patent on the modeling system. The technology was validated at the Separations Research Program, The University of Texas at Austin under a grant from the U. S. Department of Energy, Inventions & Innovation Program. Distillation tower flooding occurs at abnormally high vapor and/or liquid rates. The loss in tray efficiencies is attributed to unusual behavior of liquid inventories inside the column leading to conditions of flooding of the space in between trays with liquid. Depending on the severity of the flood condition, consequences range from off spec products to equipment damage and tower shutdown. This non-intrusive pattern recognition methodology, processes signal data obtained from existing column instrumentation. Once the pattern is identified empirically, it is modeled and coded into the plant's distributed control system. The control system is programmed to briefly "unload" the tower each time the pattern appears. The unloading takes the form of a momentary reduction in column severity, e.g., decrease bottom temperature, reflux or tower throughput. Unloading the tower briefly at the pre-flood state causes long-term column operation to become significantly more stable - allowing an increase in throughput and/or product purity. The technology provides a wide range of value between optimization and flooding. When a distillation column is not running at capacity, it should be run in such a way ("pushed") that optimal product purity is achieved. Additional benefits include low implementation and maintenance costs, and a high level of console operator acceptance. The previous commercial applications experienced 98% uptime over a four-year period. Further, the technology is unique in its ability to distinguish between different flooding mechanisms within the same tower, e.g., liquid and jet flooding.

George E. Dzyacky

2003-05-31

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Hybrid Membrane-Cryogenic Distillation Air Separation Process for Oxygen Production  

Microsoft Academic Search

A hybrid air separation process for oxygen production uses a membrane gas permeator with bypass to increase the oxygen concentration of the feed to 23.5% before the cryogenic distillation plant. A 23.5% limit on oxygen is required to avoid use of more expensive construction materials. By pre-concentrating the oxygen, the feed flowrate to the compressor, heat exchangers and distillation column

Phillip C. Wankat; Kyle P. Kostroski

2011-01-01

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Continuous and Batch Distillation in an Oldershaw Tray Column  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of distillation in the separation field prompts the inclusion of distillation experiments in the chemical engineering curricula. This work describes the performance of an Oldershaw column in the rectification of a cyclohexane/n-heptane mixture. Total reflux distillation, continuous rectification under partial reflux, and batch…

Silva, Carlos M.; Vaz, Raquel V.; Santiago, Ana S.; Lito, Patricia F.

2011-01-01

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Fuzzy rule-based controller for binary distillation column  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper a fuzzy logic based control scheme has been proposed for distillation column. Fuzzy Inference Systems (FIS) is proposed to adjust the manipulated variables to get the desired composition of products for a binary distillation column. To control the top and bottom product composition two separate fuzzy inference systems has been designed. The scheme uses fuzzy rules and

Amit Kumar Singh; Barjeev Tyagi; Vishal kumar

2011-01-01

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Internally Heat-Integrated Distillation Columns: A Review  

Microsoft Academic Search

The heat-integrated distillation column to be addressed in this paper is a special distillation column that involves internal heat integration between the whole rectifying and the whole stripping sections. An overview of the research on this process is presented in this work. It covers from the thermodynamic development and evaluations to the practical design and operation investigations for the process.

M. Nakaiwa; K. Huang; A. Endo; T. Ohmori; T. Akiya; T. Takamatsu

2003-01-01

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Tritium Isotope Separation Using Adsorption-Distillation Column  

SciTech Connect

In order to miniaturize the height of a distillation tower for the detritiation of waste water from fusion reactors, two experiments were conducted: (1) liquid frontal chromatography of tritium water eluting through an adsorption column and (2) water distillation using a column packed with adsorbent particles. The height of the distillation tower depends on the height equivalent to a theoretical plate, HETP, and the equilibrium isotope separation factor, {alpha}{sub H-T}{sup equi}. The adsorption action improved not only HETP but also {alpha}{sub H-T}{sup equi}. Since the adsorption-distillation method proposed here can shorten the tower height with keeping advantages of the distillation, it may bring an excellent way for miniaturizing the distillation tower to detritiate a large amount of waste water from fusion reactors.

Fukada, Satoshi [Kyushu University (Japan)

2005-07-15

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Cryogenic gas purification process and apparatus  

Microsoft Academic Search

This patent describes a process for the ultrapurification of cryogenic low boiling liquified gases containing trace impurities. It comprises: introducing the cryogenic gas to be purified into a first distillation column, the cryogenic gas to be purified being substantially at its liquid-gas equilibrium temperature at the pressures within the first distillation column; separating the cryogenic feed by distillation into a

Eyre

1989-01-01

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The setup of an extraction system coupled to a hydrogen isotopes distillation column  

SciTech Connect

Among the most difficult problems of cryogenic distillation one stands apart: the extraction of the heavy fraction. By an optimal design of the cycle scheme, this problem could be avoided. A 'worst case scenario' is usually occurring when the extracted fraction consists of one prevalent isotope such as hydrogen and small amounts of the other two hydrogen isotopes (deuterium and/or tritium). This situation is further complicated by two parameters of the distillation column: the extraction flow rate and the hold-up. The present work proposes the conceptual design of an extraction system associated to the cryogenic distillation column used in hydrogen separation processes. During this process, the heavy fraction (DT, T{sub 2}) is separated, its concentration being the highest at the bottom of the distillation column. From this place the extraction of the gaseous phase can now begin. Being filled with adsorbent, the extraction system is used to temporarily store the heavy fraction. Also the extraction system provides samples for the gas Chromatograph. The research work is focused on the existent pilot plant for tritium and deuterium separation from our institute to validate the experiments carried out until now. (authors)

Zamfirache, M.; Bornea, A.; Stefanescu, I.; Bidica, N.; Balteanu, O.; Bucur, C. [INC-DTCI, ICSIRm. Valcea, Uzinei Street 4, Rm. Valcea (Romania)

2008-07-15

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Miniature Distillation Column for Producing LOX From Air  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The figure shows components of a distillation column intended for use as part of a system that produces high-purity liquid oxygen (LOX) from air by distillation. (The column could be easily modified to produce high-purity liquid nitrogen.) Whereas typical industrial distillation columns for producing high-purity liquid oxygen and/or nitrogen are hundreds of feet tall, this distillation column is less than 3 ft (less than about 0.9 m) tall. This column was developed to trickle-charge a LOX-based emergency oxygen system (EOS) for a large commercial aircraft. A description of the industrial production of liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen by distillation is prerequisite to a meaningful description of the present miniaturized distillation column. Typically, such industrial production takes place in a chemical processing plant in which large quantities of high-pressure air are expanded in a turboexpander to (1) recover a portion of the electrical power required to compress the air and (2) partially liquefy the air. The resulting two-phase flow of air is sent to the middle of a distillation column. The liquid phase is oxygen-rich, and its oxygen purity increases as it flows down the column. The vapor phase is nitrogen-rich and its nitrogen purity increases as it flows up the column. A heater or heat exchanger, commonly denoted a reboiler, is at the bottom of the column. The reboiler is so named because its role is to reboil some of the liquid oxygen collected at the bottom of the column to provide a flow of oxygen-rich vapor. As the oxygen-rich vapor flows up the column, it absorbs the nitrogen in the down-flowing liquid by mass transfer. Once the vapor leaves the lower portion of the column, it interacts with down-flowing nitrogen liquid that has been condensed in a heat exchanger, commonly denoted a condenser, at the top of the column. Liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen products are obtained by draining some of the purified product at the bottom and top of the column, respectively. Because distillation is a mass-transfer process, the purity of the product(s) can be increased by increasing the effectiveness of the mass-transfer process (increasing the mass-transfer coefficient) and/or by increasing the available surface area for mass transfer through increased column height. The diameter of a distillation column is fixed by pressure-drop and mass-flow requirements. The approach taken in designing the present distillation column to be short yet capable of yielding a product of acceptably high purity was to pay careful attention to design details that affect mass-transfer processes.

Rozzi, Jay C.

2006-01-01

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Resilient and Robust Control of an Energy Integrated Distillation Column  

Microsoft Academic Search

A distillation column equipped with an intermediate condenser for energy conservation was studied using advanced multivariable control techniques. The intermediate condenser heat duty was successfully used as an extra manipulated variable, giving rise to non-square three input-two output control system designs. The material balance control structure had much better performance than the energy balance structure. The primary advantage of the

B. Wayne Bequette; Robert R. Horton; Thomas F. Edgar

1987-01-01

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Tritum recovery system from waste water of fusion reactor using CECE and cryogenic-wall thermal diffusion column  

SciTech Connect

A system for recovery of tritium in water has been proposed. The system is composed of CECE (Combined Electrolysis Chemical Exchange) and CTD (Cryogenic-wall Thermal Diffusion) columns. A design study was carried out for the two cases: the waste water processing in fusion facilities; and the tritium recovery from heavy water in a fission reactor in Japan. The size and power consumption of the system can greatly be reduced by using the CECE column than the system of WD (Water Distillation) columns. The operation and maintenance of the CTD column are quite easier than the CD (Cryogenic Distillation) column. The proposed system would be applicable for some cases such as the waste water processing in tritium facilities, where the processing flow rate is relatively small. 11 refs., 4 figs., 6 tabs.

Arita, T.; Yamanishi, T.; Iwai, Y.; Okuno, K. [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Ibaraki (Japan); Kobayashi, N.; Yamamoto, I. [Nagoya Univ. (Japan)

1996-12-31

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Applying risk assessment principles to a batch distillation column  

SciTech Connect

Some distillation columns in the chemical industry are operated in batch mode with a fairly short operating cycle. At the end of each cycle the columns are cooled and recharged. During the cooling cycle, air will be drawn into the column by the action of a vacuum relief valve. Consequently, for a finite portion of the operating cycle a flammable mixture will exist in the column. Here we evaluate the risk posed by such an operation to see if a mitigation measure is justified. We develop a fault tree and estimate the frequency of ignition by all possible ignition sources. By comparing the risk reduction attainable by installing a lightning protection system with that attainable by using an inert blanketing system the lightning protection system is found to be the preferred solution. It provides about the same risk reduction at a lower overall cost. 2 refs., 3 figs., 4 tabs.

Woodward, J.L.; Moosemiller, M.D. [DNV Technica, Columbus, OH (United States)] [DNV Technica, Columbus, OH (United States)

1996-12-31

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Experimental investigation of conventional control strategies for a heterogeneous azeotropic distillation column  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this work, a laboratory scale sieve plate distillation column was constructed to investigate the conventional control strategies of an isopropyl alcohol (IPA), cyclohexane (CyH) and water (H2O) heterogeneous azeotropic distillation column. Steady state process analysis showed that the optimal operation point should be located at a critical reflux, a transition point at which the distillation path switches from a

I-L Chien; C. J Wang; D. S. H Wong; C.-H Lee; S.-H Cheng; R. F Shih; W. T Liu; C. S Tsai

2000-01-01

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Demonstration of ``regulatory`` process controls on the TSTA cryogenic distillation system  

SciTech Connect

Due to the nature of its fusion reaction, most of the DT used to fuel the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) will exit unreacted. This effluent will be purified by the fuel cleanup system so that the isotope separation system (ISS) will be fed only hydrogen isotopes and possibly some helium. The ISS will separate this feed into streams nominally composed of He/H2/HD, D2, DT, and T2. These products will be recycled through appropriate fueling systems back to the fusion reactor or returned to storage. The ISS will have to respond properly to feed conditions which change rapidly. Feed changes will propagate quickly through the entire cascade. It is apparent that an automatic control system will be required to respond to these changes and maintain product quality. It is convenient to divide such a distillation control system into `regulatory` controls and composition controls. The `regulatory` controls include liquid levels, flowrates, reboiler heats, and pressure. A system of regulatory controls has been devised and installed on the four-column cascade of cryogenic columns at the Tritium Systems Test Assembly (TSTA) at Los Alamos National Laboratory. This tritium-compatible ISS is designed for approximately 1/10 the ITER flowrate and is dedicated to fusion fuel studies. Details of the TSTA ISS have been published previously.

Willms, R.S.; Sherman, R.H.; Cole, S.P.; Riggs, J.B.; Okuno, K.

1995-04-01

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Development of a scintillator detector system for ?-ray scan measurements of industrial distillation columns  

Microsoft Academic Search

A CsI(Tl) scintillator detector set was developed for ?-ray scan measurements aiming to identify process failures in distillation columns of an industrial petrochemical plant. A system with a 60Co sealed source as a ?-ray emitter and the developed CsI(Tl) detector were applied to evaluate the performances in a simulated model of a tray-type distillation column.

Pablo A. Vásquez S; Fabio E. Costa; Wilson A. P. Calvo; Margarida M. Hamada

2005-01-01

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Cryogenic focussing, ohmically heated on-column trap  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A procedure is described for depositing a conductive layer of gold on the exterior of a fused-silica capillary used in gas chromatography. By subjecting a section of the column near the inlet to a thermal cycle of cryogenic cooling and ohmic heating, volatile samples are concentrated and subsequently injected. The performance of this trap as a chromatographic injector is demonstrated. Several additional applications are suggested and the unique properties of this device are discussed.

Springston, Stephen R.

1991-01-01

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Experimental investigation of optimal conventional control strategy for a heterogeneous azeotropic distillation column  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this work, a laboratory scale sieve plate distillation column was constructed to investigate the optimum conventional control strategy of an isopropyl alcohol(IPA), cyclohexane(CyH) and water(H20) heterogeneous azeotropic distillation column. Steady state process analysis showed that the optimal operation point should be located at a critical reflux, a transition point at which the distillation path switches from a route that

R. F. Shih; W. T. Liu; C. S. Tsai; C.-H. Lee; S.-H. Cheng

1999-01-01

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Startup of distillation columns using profile position control based on nonlinear wave model  

SciTech Connect

Startup of distillation columns is a very challenging control problem because of its strong nonlinearity and a wide operating range during the transient period. A nonlinear wave model captures the essential dynamic behavior of the distillation process so that it is possible to deal with the difficulties encountered during startup operation. This paper is concerned with the startup of distillation systems using nonlinear wave model based control developed by Han and Park. This control scheme uses profile positions as controlled variables and is based on the nonlinear wave model by Hwang and generic model control scheme by Lee and Sullivan. It can be applied to a binary or a multicomponent distillation system that can be represented as a pseudobinary. The proposed control scheme is shown by simulation studies to provide a safe and economic startup operation not only for dual composition control of a simple distillation column but also for a complex distillation configuration.

Han, M.; Park, S. [Chungnam National Univ., Taejon (Korea, Republic of). Chemical Engineering Dept.] [Chungnam National Univ., Taejon (Korea, Republic of). Chemical Engineering Dept.; [Korea Advanced Inst. of Science and Technology, Taejon (Korea, Republic of). Chemical Engineering Dept.

1999-04-01

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Assessing Safety in Distillation Column Using Dynamic Simulation and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Safety assessment becomes an important activity in chemical industries since the need to comply with general legal requirements in addition to meet safer plant and profit. This paper reviews some most frequently causes of distillation column malfunction. First, analysis of case histories will be discussed for providing guidelines in identifying potential trouble spots in distillation column. A dynamic simulation for operational failure is simulated as the basis for assessing the consequences. A case study will be used from a side stream distillation column to show the implementation of the concept. A framework for assessing safety in the column is proposed using Fault Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA). Further, trouble-free operation in order to reduce the risk associated with column malfunction is described.

Werner, Suhendra; Fred, Witt; Compart

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A numerical method for predicting the performance of a randomly packed distillation column  

Microsoft Academic Search

A numerical method is proposed for modeling the distillation process in a randomly packed column. The proposed model is able to predict the axial and radial concentration distributions along the column without introducing the empirical turbulent Schmidt number or the experimentally measured turbulent mass transfer diffusivity. The present model involves the differential mass transfer equation set and the accompanied computational

Guo Biao Liu; K. T. Yu; X. G. Yuan; C. J. Liu

2009-01-01

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A modified model of computational mass transfer for distillation column  

Microsoft Academic Search

The computational mass transfer (CMT) model is composed of the basic differential mass transfer equation, closing with auxiliary equations, and the appropriate accompanying CFD formulation. In the present modified CMT model, the closing auxiliary equations c2¯–?c [Liu, B.T., 2003. Study of a new mass transfer model of CFD and its application on distillation tray. Ph.D. Dissertation, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China;

Z. M. Sun; K. T. Yu; X. G. Yuan; C. J. Liu

2007-01-01

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Study of arrangements for distillation of quaternary mixtures using less than N-1 columns  

Microsoft Academic Search

The design and dynamic properties of distillation sequences using side-stream columns with less than N-1 columns for separations of four-component mixtures are studied. Total annual cost and dynamic properties (using singular value decomposition) are used to compare the proposed arrangements with conventional cases. Quaternary feeds containing hydrocarbons were analyzed. For systems with low concentrations of one component in the feed,

Dulce María Méndez-Valencia; María Vázquez-Ojeda; Juan Gabriel Segovia-Hernández; Héctor Hernández; Adrián Bonilla-Petriciolet

2008-01-01

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Development of gamma-ray scanning facilities for on-line investigation of distillation columns.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Gamma-ray scanning facilities for on-line investigation of distillation columns which is based on the attenuation of gamma radiation was developed at the Unit Tenaga Nuklear. The system utilised Co-60 or Cs-137 as a gamma-ray emitter and NaI(Tl) detector ...

Mohd Azmi bin Ismail Jaafar bin Abdullah Jamaludin bin Omar

1994-01-01

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Experiments with a TAME Catalytic Distillation Column Using a Pellet Type Catalyst.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report describes the experiments made with pellet type ion exchange resin catalyst in a reactive distillation column. The catalyst used was standard ion-exchange resin Amberlyst 15 H sieved so that maximum particle diameter was 0.71 mm and catalyst w...

K. Klemola A. Pyhaelahti

1994-01-01

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Parametric study of an ethanol–water distillation column with direct vapour recompression heat pump  

Microsoft Academic Search

Heat pumps have been used to reduce energy consumption in distillation columns. However, the effects of some parameters have not been taken into consideration in the determination of energy consumption in such systems. Perhaps this is one of the reasons for little or no application of the system in ethanol which is fast becoming a competitive fuel to petrol. The

Christopher Enweremadu; Adekojo Waheed; Jeremiah Ojediran

2009-01-01

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Distillation columns containing structured packings: A comprehensive model for their performance. 2: Mass-transfer model  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is the second part of a two-part paper dealing with the fluid mechanics and mass transfer in structured packings for distillation column service. The first part elucidated pressure drop, flooding, and liquid holdup. The second part covers the generation of effective interfacial area and provides a general correlation for predicting the mass-transfer efficiency as a function of surface type,

J. Antonio Rocha; Jose L. Bravo; James R. Fair

1996-01-01

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Distillation columns containing structured packings: A comprehensive model for their performance. 1. Hydraulic models  

Microsoft Academic Search

A mechanistically-based model has been developed to aid the analysis and design of distillation columns containing structured packings of the corrugated plate type. The model encompasses the important, and related, parameters of liquid holdup, pressure drop, flooding, and mass-transfer efficiency. Since it deals with the countercurrent contacting of liquid with gas or vapor, the model may also be applied to

J. Antonio Rocha; Jose L. Bravo; James R. Fair

1993-01-01

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Counter-current operation of structured catalytically packed distillation columns: pressure drop, holdup and mixing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Structured packed columns, in which the catalyst particles are enclosed within wire gauze envelopes (“sandwiches”) are promising reactor configurations for reactive distillation and hydroconversions. By allowing preferential channels for the gas and liquid phases, counter-current operation is achieved even for millimeter sized catalyst particles without the problem of flooding. This paper reports the results of a comprehensive experimental study of

J. Ellenberger; R. Krishna

1999-01-01

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Using a distributed control system (DCS) for distillation column control in an undergraduate unit operations laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the main advantages of using an industrial distributed control system (DCS) in the operation of a distillation column which is used in an undergraduate unit operations laboratory course at the University of Texas at Austin. Taking advantage of the resources of an industrial DCS (friendly display options, an alarm management system, historical databases and advanced control tools),

Ivan Castillo; Thomas F. Edgar

2009-01-01

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TRENTA Facility for Trade-Off Studies Between Combined Electrolysis Catalytic Exchange and Cryogenic Distillation Processes  

SciTech Connect

One of the most used methods for tritium recovery from different sources of tritiated water is based on the combination between Combined Electrolysis Catalytic Exchange (CECE) and Cryogenic Distillation (CD) processes. The development, i.e. configuration, design and performance testing of critical components, of a tritium recovery system based on the combination CECE-CD is essential for both JET and ITER. For JET, a Water Detritiation System (WDS) is not only needed to process tritiated water which has already been accumulated from operation, but also for the tritiated water which will be generated during decommissioning. For ITER, the WDS is one of the key systems to control the tritium content in the effluents streams, to recover as much tritium as possible and consequently to minimize the impact on the environment. A cryogenic distillation facility with the aim to investigate the trade-off between CECE-CD, to validate different components and mathematical modelling software is current under development at Tritium Laboratory Karlsruhe (TLK) as an extension of the existing CECE facility.

Cristescu, I. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany); Cristescu, I.R. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany); Doerr, L. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany); Glugla, M. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany); Hellriegel, G. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany); Schaefer, P. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany); Welte, S. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany); Kveton, O.; Murdoch, D

2005-07-15

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Chemical and biological characterization of volatile components of environmental samples after fractionation by vacuum line cryogenic distillation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Volatile components from diesel exhaust particles and coal gasifier process gas condensate were vacuum fractionated by cryogenic distillation and identified by infrared spectroscopy and gas chromatography\\/mass spectrometry. The vacuum distillation line consisted of a sample flask and nine traps cooled from 0°C to -196°C in approximately 20°C steps. The pressure in the vacuum line of about 10-2 Torr was maintained

Ray L. Hanson; Alan R. Dahl; Simon J. Rothenberg; Janet M. Benson; Antone L. Brooks; John S. Dutcher

1985-01-01

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Implementation of Ethanol Dehydration Using Dividing-Wall Heterogeneous Azeotropic Distillation Column  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, the design and optimization procedures of a dividing-wall column for heterogeneous azeotropic distillation (DWC-A) using cyclohexane as an entrainer for ethanol dehydration are investigated. The proposed procedures can detect the optimal values of the design variables and thereby guarantee the minimum energy requirements, which is related to the minimum CO2 emissions and the lowest total annual cost

Lan-Yi Sun; Xing-Wu Chang; Cai-Xia Qi; Qing-Song Li

2011-01-01

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Soft sensor based composition estimation and controller design for an ideal reactive distillation column.  

PubMed

In this research work, the authors have presented the design and implementation of a recurrent neural network (RNN) based inferential state estimation scheme for an ideal reactive distillation column. Decentralized PI controllers are designed and implemented. The reactive distillation process is controlled by controlling the composition which has been estimated from the available temperature measurements using a type of RNN called Time Delayed Neural Network (TDNN). The performance of the RNN based state estimation scheme under both open loop and closed loop have been compared with a standard Extended Kalman filter (EKF) and a Feed forward Neural Network (FNN). The online training/correction has been done for both RNN and FNN schemes for every ten minutes whenever new un-trained measurements are available from a conventional composition analyzer. The performance of RNN shows better state estimation capability as compared to other state estimation schemes in terms of qualitative and quantitative performance indices. PMID:20887987

Vijaya Raghavan, S R; Radhakrishnan, T K; Srinivasan, K

2011-01-01

41

Distillation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Science in its earliest beginnings consisted of a practice called alchemy. Alchemy includes the study of chemistry, biology, astronomy, spirituality, physics, and art. Distillation or experiments in purification of substances may have been a part of the practice of alchemy.

N/A N/A (None;)

2005-12-24

42

Flooding characteristics of packed columns with high efficiency. [SDC protruded distillation, Podbielniak bronze Helipak, Norton pall ring, Goodloe mesh  

Microsoft Academic Search

Flooding characteristics of four high efficiency column packings, including Scientific Development Co. (SDC) protruded stainless distillation packing, Norton stainless pall rings, Podbielniak bronze Helipak, and Goodloe stainless wire mesh packing were determined experimentally. Two Plexiglas columns (6.35 cm ID and 15.2 cm ID) filled with these packings were operated with countercurrent air and water streams. Pressure drop data were recorded

W. M. Choi; R. C. Michel; J. L. P. Varlet

1976-01-01

43

Design and construction of a cryogenic distillation device for removal of krypton for liquid xenon dark matter detectors.  

PubMed

Liquid xenon (Xe) is one of the commendable detecting media for the dark matter detections. However, the small content of radioactive krypton-85 ((85)Kr) always exists in the commercial xenon products. An efficient cryogenic distillation system to remove this krypton (Kr) from commercial xenon products has been specifically designed, developed, and constructed in order to meet the requirements of the dark matter experiments with high- sensitivity and low-background. The content of krypton in regular commercial xenon products can be reduced from 10(-9) to 10(-12), with 99% xenon collection efficiency at maximum flow rate of 5 kg/h (15SLPM). The purified xenon gases produced by this distillation system can be used as the detecting media in the project of Panda X, which is the first dark matter detector developed in China. PMID:24517821

Wang, Zhou; Bao, Lei; Hao, Xihuan; Ju, Yonglin

2014-01-01

44

Simultaneous heat and mass transfer of a packed distillation column for ammonia–water absorption refrigeration systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a study on the NH3–H2O distillation process using a packed column with liquid reflux from the condenser in an absorption refrigeration system. A differential mathematical model has been developed on the basis of mass and energy balances and the heat and mass transfer equations. A net molar flux between the liquid and vapour phases has been considered

José Fernández-Seara; Jaime Sieres; Manuel Vázquez

2002-01-01

45

Dynamics and control of a packed distillation column for the isotopic enrichment of plasma exhausts from controlled thermonuclear reactors  

Microsoft Academic Search

A control scheme is proposed based on our analysis of the disturbances expected during normal operation of the lead column in the fuel enrichment distillation cascade for a near-term tokamak fusion reactor fuel cycle. The primary objective of this control scheme is to minimize both the time and the amount that the atom percent protium in the bottoms product is

J. F. Davis; R. S. H. Mah; W. F. Stevens; B. Misra; V. A. Maroni

1979-01-01

46

COED Transactions, Vol. X, No. 5, May 1978. STAGEF, A Program to Compute the Internal Variables of an Operating Distillation Column.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A digital computer program, STAGEF, designed for use with the distillation experiments in a typical undergraduate Chemical Engineering laboratory in Unit Operations is explained. The program enables the student to determine the rate of liquid overflow and vapor boil-up which leaves each tray within the distillation column. The student may also…

Marcovitz, Alan B., Ed.

47

Design Data, Liquid Distributors and Condenser for a Distillation Column to Enrich Tritium in Metallic Lithium.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Tritium, one fuel component of the fusion reactor is bred from the reactors blanket material lithium. Before extracting the tritium from, for instance, metallic lithium by permeation it has to be enriched in the lithium by high temperature distillation. I...

E. Barnert

1984-01-01

48

Tritum recovery system from waste water of fusion reactor using CECE and cryogenic-wall thermal diffusion column  

Microsoft Academic Search

A system for recovery of tritium in water has been proposed. The system is composed of CECE (Combined Electrolysis Chemical Exchange) and CTD (Cryogenic-wall Thermal Diffusion) columns. A design study was carried out for the two cases: the waste water processing in fusion facilities; and the tritium recovery from heavy water in a fission reactor in Japan. The size and

T. Arita; T. Yamanishi; Y. Iwai; K. Okuno; N. Kobayashi; I. Yamamoto

1996-01-01

49

Design of a thermally integrated bioethanol-fueled solid oxide fuel cell system integrated with a distillation column  

Microsoft Academic Search

Solid oxide fuel cell systems integrated with a distillation column (SOFC-DIS) have been investigated in this study. The MER (maximum energy recovery) network for SOFC-DIS system under the base conditions (CEtOH=25%, EtOH recovery=80%, V=0.7V, fuel utilization=80%, TSOFC=1200K) yields QCmin=73.4 and QHmin=0kW. To enhance the performance of SOFC-DIS, utilization of internal useful heat sources from within the system (e.g. condenser duty

W. Jamsak; P. L. Douglas; E. Croiset; R. Suwanwarangkul; N. Laosiripojana; S. Charojrochkul; S. Assabumrungrat

2009-01-01

50

Production of isopropyl palmitate in a catalytic distillation column: Experimental studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The fatty acid esters produced using monohydric alcohols have a wide range of applications in the cosmetic and personal care products. The conventional method for the production of esters has several drawbacks such as product quality degradation due to relatively long exposure to heat, necessity of catalyst neutralization and relative high alcohol demand. The reactive distillation (RD) process for the

S. Bhatia; A. L. Ahmad; A. R. Mohamed; S. Y. Chin

2006-01-01

51

Experiments on water detritiation and cryogenic distillation at TLK; Impact on ITER fuel cycle subsystems interfaces  

SciTech Connect

The ITER Isotope Separation System (ISS) and Water Detritiation System (WDS) should be integrated in order to reduce potential chronic tritium emissions from the ISS. This is achieved by routing the top (protium) product from the ISS to a feed point near the bottom end of the WDS Liquid Phase Catalytic Exchange (LPCE) column. This provides an additional barrier against ISS emissions and should mitigate the memory effects due to process parameter fluctuations in the ISS. To support the research activities needed to characterize the performances of various components for WDS and ISS processes under various working conditions and configurations as needed for ITER design, an experimental facility called TRENTA representative of the ITER WDS and ISS protium separation column, has been commissioned and is in operation at TLK The experimental program on TRENTA facility is conducted to provide the necessary design data related to the relevant ITER operating modes. The operation availability and performances of ISS-WDS have impact on ITER fuel cycle subsystems with consequences on the design integration. The preliminary experimental data on TRENTA facility are presented. (authors)

Cristescu, I.; Cristescu, I. R.; Doerr, L.; Hellriegel, G.; Michling, R. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Inst. for Technical Physics, Tritium Laboratory Karlsruhe, P.O. Box 3640, D- 76021 Karlsruhe (Germany); Murdoch, D. [EFDA CSU, MPI fuer Plasmaphysik, Garching (Germany); Schaefer, P.; Welte, S.; Wurster, W. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Inst. for Technical Physics, Tritium Laboratory Karlsruhe, P.O. Box 3640, D- 76021 Karlsruhe (Germany)

2008-07-15

52

Design and simulation of a distillation column for separation of dichloropropane from a multicomponent mixture  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the paper is presented the design of a separation column for recovery of 1,2-dichloropropane (DCP) from the off-gas released during propylenechlorhydrine (PCH) synthesis. The aim of this separation is to recover DCP with a purity of 99.99 mass%. The simulation of the separation column is performed by means of the professional simulation program HYSYS. The design of the rectification

M Šoóš; E Graczová; J Markoš; A Molnár; P Steltenpohl

2003-01-01

53

ANN controller for binary distillation column — A Marquardt-Levenberg approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Artificial neural networks can provide good empirical controllers for complex nonlinear processes, because they are nets of basis functions that are useful for many purposes including process control. It is shown here that how artificial neural networks can design the column controller and demonstrate that the network controller is as good as or better than a fuzzy rule based controller.

Amit Kumar Singh; Barjeev Tyagi; Vishal Kumar

2011-01-01

54

Final Report - Advanced Hydraulic and Mass Transfer Models for Distillation Column Optimization and Design  

SciTech Connect

The project successfully developed a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) based simulation of the hydrodynamics of flow in a commercial structured packing element. This result fulfilled the prime objective of the research program. The simulation utilized commercial CFD code marketed by Fluent Inc. in combination with a novel graphical interface developed by Oak Ridge National Lab. The end product will allow the design of next generation column internals without the need for extensive experimental validation and will expand the fundamental understanding of the vapor-liquid contacting process.

Eldridge, Robert, B.

2005-10-13

55

Simultaneous micro steam distillation\\/solvent extraction for the isolation of semivolatile flavor compounds from cinnamon and their separation by series coupled-column gas chromatography  

Microsoft Academic Search

Simultaneous micro steam distillation\\/solvent extraction is an efficient method of extracting semivolatile flavor and fragrance compounds from cinnamon for subsequent separation by series coupled-column gas chromatography. With pentane as the extraction solvent and an extraction time of 1.5 h clean extracts requiring no further sample preparation prior to gas Chromatographic analysis are obtained. It is shown that adulteration of cinnamon

Arya Jayatilaka; Salwa K. Poole; Colin F. Poole; Tina M. P. Chichila

1995-01-01

56

Compartmental modeling of high purity air separation columns  

Microsoft Academic Search

High purity distillation columns are critical unit operations in cryogenic air separation plants. The development of nonlinear control technology is motivated by the need to frequently change production rates in response to time varying utility costs. Detailed column models based on stage-by-stage balance equations are too complex to be incorporated directly into optimization-based strategies such as nonlinear model predictive control.

Shoujun Bian; Suabtragool Khowinij; Michael A. Henson; Paul Belanger; Lawrence Megan

2005-01-01

57

Compartmental modeling of high purity air separation columns  

Microsoft Academic Search

High purity distillation columns are critical unit operations in cryogenic air separation plants. The development of nonlinear control technology is motivated by the need to frequently change production rates in response to time varying utility costs. Detailed column models based on stage-by-stage balance equations are too complex to be incorporated directly into optimization-based strategies such as nonlinear model predictive control.

Shoujun Biana; Suabtragool Khowinij; Michael A. Henson; Paul Belanger; Lawrence Megan

58

Dealcoholized wines by spinning cone column distillation: phenolic compounds and antioxidant activity measured by the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl method.  

PubMed

Spinning cone column (SCC) distillation has been shown to be a commercially suitable technique for dealcoholized wine (DW) manufacturing, but there are not enough studies about its influence on the DW quality. So, the effect of this technique on the antioxidant activity (% of remaining 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl radical) and the phenolic compound composition of red, rose, and white DW, obtained at pilot plant scale, has been analyzed. Nineteen raw wines (RWs) from different grape varieties and five different Spanish viticultural regions have been studied before and after dealcoholization. The total phenolic content, flavonols, tartaric esters, and anthocyanins, was determined by spectrophotometry, while the content of phenolic compounds such as stilbenes (trans- and cis-resveratrol), flavonols (rutin, quercetin, and myricetin), flavan-3-ols [(+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin], anthocyanins (malvidin 3-glucoside), and non-flavonoids (gallic, caffeic, and p-coumaric acids) was determined by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The resveratrol contents in red wines were between 1.81 and 34.01 mg/L in RWs and between 2.12 and 39.57 mg/L in DWs, Merlot being the grape producing the RWs and DWs with higher resveratrol content. In general, the percent of remaining DPPH(*) was similar or slightly higher (until 5 units of % of remaining DPPH(*)) in DWs versus RWs. This small difference may be due to removal of SO2 (that is an antioxidant) from RWs during distillation. DWs and RWs show similar contents of the studied phenolic compounds, with a tendency, in some cases, to exhibit increases after dealcoholization, caused by the concentration effect via removal of the ethanol. From this work, we can deduce that SCC distillation is a dealcoholization technique minimally destructive with the wine phenolic compounds. PMID:19588980

Belisario-Sánchez, Yulissa Y; Taboada-Rodríguez, Amaury; Marín-Iniesta, Fulgencio; López-Gómez, Antonio

2009-08-12

59

Preparation of tertiary amyl alcohol in a reactive distillation column. 1: Reaction kinetics, chemical equilibrium, and mass-transfer issues  

SciTech Connect

The hydration of isoamylenes to produce 2-methyl-2-butanol (tert-amyl alcohol, or TAA) is strongly limited by chemical equilibrium to olefin conversions of less than 50%. The general goal of this work was to determine whether reactive distillation would be a valid method to enhance the yield of TAA. The first step was to study the reaction kinetics and chemical equilibrium, using a polymeric acid catalyst (Amberlyst-15). Acetone was identified as a suitable medium to enable single liquid phase operation and also to enhance the reaction rate. It was found that the intraparticle mass-transfer resistance is negligible at temperatures below 70 C. A kinetic expression, based on Langmuir-Hinshelwood formalism, is proposed. The forward and reverse reactions show first-order dependence on isoamylenes and TAA, respectively, while water is essentially an inhibitor of the reaction in both directions. The temperature effect on the forward reaction is quantified with an activation energy of 69.5 kJ/mol.

Gonzalez, J.C.; Fair, J.R. [Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Separations Research Program] [Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Separations Research Program

1997-09-01

60

Catalytic distillation extends its reach  

SciTech Connect

Since the early 1980s, catalytic distillation processes have been selected by more than a hundred operators for various applications. Since such a unit performs both reaction and distillation simultaneously, a combined column can replace a separate, fixed-bed reactor and distillation column, thereby eliminating equipment and reducing capital costs. And, compared to the conventional approach, catalytic distillation may also improve other factors, such as reactant conversion, selectivity, mass transfer, operating pressure, oligomer formation and catalyst fouling. The constant washing of the catalyst by liquid flowing down the column and the distillation of high-boiling foulants results in extended catalyst life. Four selective hydrogenation applications of catalytic distillation are discussed: Butadiene selective hydrogenation combined within an MTBE unit; Pentadiene selective hydrogenation; C{sub 4} acetylene conversion; and Benzene saturation.

Rock, K.; McGuirk, T. [Catalytic Distillation Technologies, Houston, TX (United States); Gildert, G.R. [Catalytic Distillation Technologies, Pasadena, TX (United States)

1997-07-01

61

Modelling reactive distillation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The design and operation issues for reactive distillation systems are considerably more complex than those involved for either conventional reactors or conventional distillation columns. The introduction of an in situ separation function within the reaction zone leads to complex interactions between vapor–liquid equilibrium, vapor–liquid mass transfer, intra-catalyst diffusion (for heterogeneously catalysed processes) and chemical kinetics. Such interactions have been shown

R. Taylor; R. Krishna

2000-01-01

62

Tert-Amyl Methyl Ether Catalytic Distillation Experiments and Simulations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In this work the catalytic section of a reactive distillation column is studied. Experimental studies with a laboratory catalytic distillation column were carried out for the decomposition and production of tert-amyl methyl ether (TAME). The purpose of th...

K. Klemola A. Pyhaelahti

1996-01-01

63

Sulfur-isotope separation by distillation  

SciTech Connect

Sulfur-isotope separation by low-temperature distillation of hydrogen sulfide was studied in an 8-m, 25-mm diameter distillation column. Column temperature was controlled by a propane-propylene heat pipe. Column packing HETP was measured using nitric oxide in the column. The column was operated at pressures from 45 to 125 kPa. The relative volatility of S-32 vs. S-34 varied from 1.0008 to 1.0014.

Mills, T.R.

1982-01-01

64

Design of processes with reactive distillation line diagrams  

SciTech Connect

On the basis of the transformation of concentration coordinates, the concept of reactive distillation lines is developed. It is applied to study the feasibility of a reactive distillation with an equilibrium reaction on all trays of a distillation column. The singular points in the distillation line diagrams are characterized in terms of nodes and saddles. Depending on the characterization of the reactive distillation line diagrams, it can be decided whether a column with two feed stages is required. On the basis of the reaction space concept, a procedure for identification of reactive distillation processes is developed, in which the reactive distillation column has to be divided into reactive and nonreactive sections. This can be necessary to overcome the limitations in separation which result from the chemical equilibrium. The concentration profile of this combined reactive/nonreactive distillation column is estimated using combined reactive/nonreactive distillation lines.

Bessling, B. [BASF Ludwigshafen (Germany). Engineering Research and Development] [BASF Ludwigshafen (Germany). Engineering Research and Development; Schembecker, G.; Simmrock, K.H. [Univ. of Dortmund (Germany). Dept. of Chemical Engineering] [Univ. of Dortmund (Germany). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

1997-08-01

65

Distillation sequence for the purification and recovery of hydrocarbons  

Microsoft Academic Search

This invention is an improved distillation sequence for the separation and purification of ethylene from a cracked gas. A hydrocarbon feed enters a C2 distributor column. The top of the C2 distributor column is thermally coupled to an ethylene distributor column, and the bottoms liquid of a C2 distributor column feeds a deethanizer column. The C2 distributor column utilizes a

Rian Reyneke; Michael Foral; Christos G. Papadopoulos; Jeffrey S. Logsdon; Wayne W. Y. Eng; Guang-Chung Lee; Ian Sinclair

2007-01-01

66

Petroleum Distillates.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report provides data for the evaluation of the safety of certain petroleum distillate fractions used in commercial products to which consumers may be exposed. Chemical information and data on the toxicology, pharmacology and relevent biology are comp...

J. Villaume P. Walter R. Levine A. Craigmill H. Schwartz

1976-01-01

67

Solar Distillation  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a “Solar distillation” is a technology for producing potable water from brackish and underground water of low-quality at low\\u000a cost. It can reduce water-scarcity problems together with other water purification technologies. Solar distillation is analogous\\u000a to natural hydrological cycle. It uses an apparatus called a solar still in which water is evaporated using solar energy,\\u000a a form of renewable energy, and

Rahul Dev; Gopal Nath Tiwari

68

Comparative study of differential flow and cryogenic modulators comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography systems for the detailed analysis of light cycle oil.  

PubMed

The modulator is the key point of comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC). This interface ensures the sampling and transfer of the sample from the first to the second dimension. Many systems based on different principles have been developed. However, to our knowledge, almost only cryogenic modulators are used in the petroleum industry. Nevertheless cryogenic fluids represent some disadvantages in term of safety, cost and time consuming. This paper reports a comparative study between differential flow and cryogenic liquid modulators for the detailed analysis of hydrocarbons in middle distillates type light cycle oil (LCO). Optimization of geometrical dimensions of a set of columns was carried out on the differential flow modulator system in order to reproduce the quality of separation of cryogenic modulation. Then a comparative study was investigated on sensibility and resolution (separation space and peak capacity) between the two systems. PMID:20933237

Semard, G; Gouin, C; Bourdet, J; Bord, N; Livadaris, V

2011-05-27

69

Synthesis of azeotropic batch distillation separation systems  

SciTech Connect

The sequencing of batch distillation systems, in particular batch distillation columns, can be complicated by the existence of azeotropes in the mixture. These azeotropes can form batch distillation regions where, depending on the initial feed to the batch column, the types of feasible products and separations are limited. It is very important that these distillation regions are known while attempting to synthesize sequences of batch columns so infeasible designs can be eliminated early on in the design phase. The distillation regions also give information regarding the feasible products that can be obtained when the mixture is separated by using a variety of batch column configurations. The authors will show how a tool for finding the batch distillation regions of a particular mixture can be used in the synthesis of batch distillation column sequences. These sequences are determined by the initial feed composition to the separation network. The network of all possible sequences will be generated by using state-task networks when batch rectifying, stripping, middle vessel, and extractive middle vessel columns are allowed. The authors do not determine which sequence is the best, as the best sequence will depend on the particular application to which one is applying the algorithms. They show an example problem for illustration of this technique.

Safrit, B.T. [Eastman Chemical Co., Kingsport, TN (United States)] [Eastman Chemical Co., Kingsport, TN (United States); Westerberg, A.W. [Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)] [Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

1997-05-01

70

Membrane distillation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides a state-of-the-art review of the separation process known as membrane distillation, MD. An introduction to the terminology and fundamental concepts associated with MD as well as a historical review of the developments in MD are presented. Membrane properties, transport phenomena, and module design are discussed in detail. A critical evaluation of the MD literature is incorporated throughout

Kevin W. Lawson; Douglas R. Lloyd

1997-01-01

71

Distributive Distillation Enabled by Microchannel Process Technology  

SciTech Connect

The application of microchannel technology for distributive distillation was studied to achieve the Grand Challenge goals of 25% energy savings and 10% return on investment. In Task 1, a detailed study was conducted and two distillation systems were identified that would meet the Grand Challenge goals if the microchannel distillation technology was used. Material and heat balance calculations were performed to develop process flow sheet designs for the two distillation systems in Task 2. The process designs were focused on two methods of integrating the microchannel technology â?? 1) Integrating microchannel distillation to an existing conventional column, 2) Microchannel distillation for new plants. A design concept for a modular microchannel distillation unit was developed in Task 3. In Task 4, Ultrasonic Additive Machining (UAM) was evaluated as a manufacturing method for microchannel distillation units. However, it was found that a significant development work would be required to develop process parameters to use UAM for commercial distillation manufacturing. Two alternate manufacturing methods were explored. Both manufacturing approaches were experimentally tested to confirm their validity. The conceptual design of the microchannel distillation unit (Task 3) was combined with the manufacturing methods developed in Task 4 and flowsheet designs in Task 2 to estimate the cost of the microchannel distillation unit and this was compared to a conventional distillation column. The best results were for a methanol-water separation unit for the use in a biodiesel facility. For this application microchannel distillation was found to be more cost effective than conventional system and capable of meeting the DOE Grand Challenge performance requirements.

Arora, Ravi

2013-01-22

72

Cryogenics Safety.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The safety hazards associated with handling cryogenic fluids are discussed in detail. These hazards include pressure buildup when a cryogenic fluid is heated and becomes a gas, potential damage to body tissues due to surface contact, toxic risk from breat...

R. Reider

1977-01-01

73

Multiple steady states during reactive distillation of methyl tert-butyl ether  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents results of computer simulations of the synthesis of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) in a fixed-bed reactor and in a reactive distillation column. These calculations clearly showed the advantages of MTBE synthesis in a catalytic distillation tower. Furthermore, the computer simulations showed that multiple steady states may occur in the reactive distillation column during MTBE synthesis in a

S. A. Nijhuis; F. P. J. M. Kerkhof; A. N. S. Mak

1993-01-01

74

Distillation tray structural parameter study: Phase 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The purpose here is to identify the structural parameters (plate thickness, liquid level, beam size, number of beams, tray diameter, etc.) that affect the structural integrity of distillation trays in distillation columns. Once the sensitivity of the trays' dynamic response to these parameters has been established, the designer will be able to use this information to prepare more accurate specifications for the construction of new trays. Information is given on both static and dynamic analysis, modal response, and tray failure details.

Winter, J. Ronald

1991-01-01

75

Cryogenic exciter  

DOEpatents

The disclosed technology is a cryogenic static exciter. The cryogenic static exciter is connected to a synchronous electric machine that has a field winding. The synchronous electric machine is cooled via a refrigerator or cryogen like liquid nitrogen. The static exciter is in communication with the field winding and is operating at ambient temperature. The static exciter receives cooling from a refrigerator or cryogen source, which may also service the synchronous machine, to selected areas of the static exciter and the cooling selectively reduces the operating temperature of the selected areas of the static exciter.

Bray, James William (Niskayuna, NY); Garces, Luis Jose (Niskayuna, NY)

2012-03-13

76

Distillation sequence for the purification and recovery of hydrocarbons  

DOEpatents

This invention is an improved distillation sequence for the separation and purification of ethylene from a cracked gas. A hydrocarbon feed enters a C2 distributor column. The top of the C2 distributor column is thermally coupled to an ethylene distributor column, and the bottoms liquid of a C2 distributor column feeds a deethanizer column. The C2 distributor column utilizes a conventional reboiler. The top of the ethylene distributor is thermally coupled with a demethanizer column, and the bottoms liquid of the ethylene distributor feeds a C2 splitter column. The ethylene distributor column utilizes a conventional reboiler. The deethanizer and C2 splitter columns are also thermally coupled and operated at a substantially lower pressure than the C2 distributor column, the ethylene distributor column, and the demethanizer column. Alternatively, a hydrocarbon feed enters a deethanizer column. The top of the deethanizer is thermally coupled to an ethylene distributor column, and the ethylene distributor column utilizes a conventional reboiler. The top of the ethylene distributor column is thermally coupled with a demethanizer column, and the bottoms liquid of the ethylene distributor column feeds a C2 splitter column. The C2 splitter column operates at a pressure substantially lower than the ethylene distributor column, the demethanizer column, and the deethanizer column.

Reyneke, Rian (Katy, TX) [Katy, TX; Foral, Michael (Aurora, IL) [Aurora, IL; Papadopoulos, Christos G. (Naperville, IL) [Naperville, IL; Logsdon, Jeffrey S. (Naperville, IL) [Naperville, IL; Eng, Wayne W. Y. (League City, TX) [League City, TX; Lee, Guang-Chung (Houston, TX) [Houston, TX; Sinclair, Ian (Warrington, GB) [Warrington, GB

2007-12-25

77

Setting the Pressure at Which to Conduct a Distillation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses how pressure setting is determined for distillation columns, examining factors which must be considered when optimizing design for economical balance. Also discusses the basics of heat exchangers and cites a common problem with pressure differences. (JM)

Barduhn, Allen J.

1984-01-01

78

Distillation with Vapour Compression. An Undergraduate Experimental Facility.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the need to design distillation columns that are more energy efficient. Describes a "design and build" project completed by two college students aimed at demonstrating the principles of vapour compression distillation in a more energy efficient way. General design specifications are given, along with suggestions for teaching and…

Pritchard, Colin

1986-01-01

79

Multiplicity Analysis in Reactive Distillation Column Using ASPEN PLUS 1 1 Supported by the Key Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.20436040) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.20176044, No.20476084)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reactive distillation processes for synthesis of ethylene glycol (EG) and ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE) were modeled with the simulation package ASPEN PLUS. The input multiplicity and output multiplicity were discussed with the method of sensitivity analysis for both cases. In EG production process, steady state multiplicities were studied in terms of effective liquid holdup volume and boil-up ratio. In ETBE

Bolun YANG; Jiang WU; Guosheng ZHAO; Huajun WANG; Shiqing LU

2006-01-01

80

Cryogenic Systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this lecture we discuss the principle of method of cooling to a very low temperature, i.e. cryogenic. The "gas molecular model" will be introduced to explain the mechanism cooling by the expansion engine and the Joule-Thomson expansion valve. These two expansion processes are normally used in helium refrigeration systems to cool the process gas to cryogenic temperature. The reverse Carnot cycle will be discussed in detail as an ideal refrigeration cycle. First the fundamental process of liquefaction and refrigeration cycles will be discussed, and then the practical helium refrigeration system. The process flow of the system and the key components; -compressor, expander, and heat exchanger- will be discussed. As an example of an actual refrigeration system, we will use the cryogenic system for the KEKB superconducting RF cavity. We will also discuss the liquid helium distribution system, which is very important, especially for the cryogenic systems used in accelerator applications. 1 Principles of Cooling and Fundamental Cooling Cycle 2 Expansion engine, Joule-Thomson expansion, kinetic molecular theory, and enthalpy 3 Liquefaction Systems 4 Refrigeration Systems 5 Practical helium liquefier/refrigeration system 6 Cryogenic System for TRISTAN Superconducting RF Cavity

Hosoyama, Kenji

2002-02-01

81

Cryogenic electrolytes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Experimental evidence of metastable ion dipoles in solid helium is examined. Similar quasiparticles with positive scattering lengths for injected electrons are assumed to exist in the liquid phases of cryogenic liquids. Phenomena that can be used for detecting and monitoring a dipole gas in superfluid helium (referred to as cryogenic electrolyte) are discussed. The most interesting of these phenomena are: special features of the dielectric behavior of ion dipole gases, the temperature dependence of the ion dipole gas osmotic pressure at the boundary of liquid 3He-4He solution stratification, relaxation phenomena of collective origin in cryogenic electrolytes, and the transformation of the phonon spectrum of liquid helium owing to strong interactions between phonons and heavy dipole quasiparticles.

Nazin, S.; Chikina, I.; Shikin, V.

2013-05-01

82

Kinetic Method for Hydrogen-Deuterium-Tritium Mixture Distillation Simulation  

SciTech Connect

Simulation of hydrogen distillation plants requires mathematical procedures suitable for multicomponent systems. In most of the present-day simulation methods a distillation column is assumed to be composed of theoretical stages, or plates. However, in the case of a multicomponent mixture theoretical plate does not exist.An alternative kinetic method of simulation is depicted in the work. According to this method a system of mass-transfer differential equations is solved numerically. Mass-transfer coefficients are estimated with using experimental results and empirical equations.Developed method allows calculating the steady state of a distillation column as well as its any non-steady state when initial conditions are given. The results for steady states are compared with ones obtained via Thiele-Geddes theoretical stage technique and the necessity of using kinetic method is demonstrated. Examples of a column startup period and periodic distillation simulations are shown as well.

Sazonov, A.B.; Kagramanov, Z.G.; Magomedbekov, E.P. [Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia (Russian Federation)

2005-07-15

83

Distillation of liquid fuels by thermogravimetry  

SciTech Connect

The most widely used separation technique in the petroleum industry and other liquid fuel production processes as well as in much of the chemical industry is distillation. To design and operate an appropriate commercial and laboratory distillation unit requires a knowledge of the boiling point distribution of the materials to be separated. In recognition of these needs, the ASTM developed the distillation procedures of D86, D216, D447, D850, and D1078. They are widely used in laboratories for the purposes of sample characterization, product and quality control, and distillation column design. However, the significant drawbacks of these ASTM methods include (1) close monitoring of the distillation is required. This is particularly difficult for those samples which are very toxic and/or cause any other safety problems; (2) the sample under test must be transparent and free of separated water; and (3) results obtained by these methods are not particularly precise. This motivated the development of a novel automatic distillation system based on the use of a custom-built thermogravimetric apparatus.

Huang, He; Wang, Keyu; Wang, Shaojie [Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE (United States)] [and others

1996-12-31

84

Multipartite nonlocality distillation  

SciTech Connect

The stronger nonlocality than that allowed in quantum theory can provide an advantage in information processing and computation. Since quantum entanglement is distillable, can nonlocality be distilled in the nonsignalling condition? The answer is positive in the bipartite case. In this article the distillability of the multipartite nonlocality is investigated. We propose a distillation protocol solely exploiting xor operations on output bits. The probability-distribution vectors and matrix are introduced to tackle the correlators. It is shown that only the correlators with extreme values can survive the distillation process. As the main result, the amplified nonlocality cannot maximally violate any Bell-type inequality. Accordingly, a distillability criterion in the postquantum region is proposed.

Hsu, Li-Yi; Wu, Keng-Shuo [Department of Physics, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chungli 32023, Taiwan (China)

2010-11-15

85

Calculation of parametric sensitivity in binary batch distillation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of parametric sensitivity of batch distillation operations to perturbations in the feed composition. Three column arrangements are considered: batch rectifiers, batch strippers and total-reflux columns. The perturbation dynamics is parameterized in such a way as to allow the analytical calculation of the sensitivity function in the whole composition range, for both sharp and non-sharp

Massimiliano Barolo; Franco Botteon

1998-01-01

86

Cryogenic regenerator  

SciTech Connect

The regenerator for a cryogenic system has lead sphere packing and has grooves in the regenerator walls to prevent gas bypass. Felt packing between the screens causes continued compression of the regenerator packing as it changes size due to temperature changes. Gas spaces between the regenerator spheres is maintained low and regenerator sphere damage due to high intersphere loading is minimized.

Lagodmos, G.P.

1980-11-04

87

Cryogenic Insulation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Kevin Rivers, Thermal Structures Branch, checks electronic wiring on a test panel for a cryogenic insulation system. The thermal-mechanical testing is being done for Lockheed Martin as part of the X-33 Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) program. The foam panel, encased in an aluminum alloy, will be subjected to very low and very high temperatures and then be placed under heavyloads as part of the testing. Material in this panel may be used as part of an RLV fuel tank.

1996-01-01

88

Contact structure for use in catalytic distillation  

DOEpatents

A method and apparatus for conducting catalytic chemical reactions and fractionation of the reaction mixture, comprising and feeding reactants into a distillation column reactor contracting said reactant in a liquid phase with a fixed bed catalyst in the form of a contact catalyst structure, consisting of closed porous containers containing the catalyst for the reaction and a clip means to hold and support said containers, which are disposed above, i.e., on the distillation trays in the tower. The trays have weir means to provide a liquid level on the trays to substantially cover the containers. In other words, the trays function in their ordinary manner with the addition thereto of the catalyst. The reaction mixture is concurrently fractionated in the column.

Jones, Jr., Edward M. (Friendswood, TX)

1985-01-01

89

Contact structure for use in catalytic distillation  

DOEpatents

A method is described for conducting catalytic chemical reactions and fractionation of the reaction mixture comprising feeding reactants into a distillation column reactor, contracting said reactant in liquid phase with a fixed bed catalyst in the form of a contact catalyst structure consisting of closed porous containers containing the catalyst for the reaction and a clip means to hold and support said containers, which are disposed above, i.e., on the distillation trays in the tower. The trays have weir means to provide a liquid level on the trays to substantially cover the containers. In other words, the trays function in their ordinary manner with the addition thereto of the catalyst. The reaction mixture is concurrently fractionated in the column. 7 figs.

Jones, E.M. Jr.

1984-03-27

90

Contact structure for use in catalytic distillation  

DOEpatents

A method for conducting catalytic chemical reactions and fractionation of the reaction mixture comprising feeding reactants into a distillation column reactor contracting said reactant in liquid phase with a fixed bed catalyst in the form of a contact catalyst structure consisting of closed porous containers containing the catatlyst for the reaction and a clip means to hold and support said containers, which are disposed above, i.e., on the distillation trays in the tower. The trays have weir means to provide a liquid level on the trays to substantially cover the containers. In other words, the trays function in their ordinary manner with the addition thereto of the catalyst. The reaction mixture is concurrently fractionated in the column.

Jones, Jr., Edward M. (Friendswood, TX)

1984-01-01

91

Contact structure for use in catalytic distillation  

DOEpatents

A method and apparatus are disclosed for conducting catalytic chemical reactions and fractionation of the reaction mixture, comprising and feeding reactants into a distillation column reactor contracting said reactant in a liquid phase with a fixed bed catalyst in the form of a contact catalyst structure, consisting of closed porous containers containing the catalyst for the reaction and a clip means to hold and support said containers, which are disposed above, i.e., on the distillation trays in the tower. The trays have weir means to provide a liquid level on the trays to substantially cover the containers. In other words, the trays function in their ordinary manner with the addition thereto of the catalyst. The reaction mixture is concurrently fractionated in the column. 7 figs.

Jones, E.M. Jr.

1985-08-20

92

Aggregated models for integrated distillation systems  

SciTech Connect

In this work the authors present an aggregated representation for distillation columns that can be used in the synthesis of separation sequences with heat integration. A new aggregated model is first presented for the stripping and rectifying sections of individual distillation columns. This model is based on mass balances and equilibrium feasibility, expressed in terms of flows, inlet concentrations, and recoveries. The energy balance can then be decoupled from the mass balance, and the utilities can be calculated for each separation task. The proposed model is applied to three different superstructures: state task network, state equipment network, and an intermediate representation. The proposed model yields a lower bound to the vapor flow or to the total cost of the utilities. Performance of the different superstructure representations in terms of robustness and computational time is illustrated with several examples.

Caballero, J.A. [Univ. of Alicante (Spain). Dept. of Chemical Engineering] [Univ. of Alicante (Spain). Dept. of Chemical Engineering; Grossmann, I.E. [Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering] [Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

1999-06-01

93

Cryogenic Treatment Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Cryogenics Database is a website created by the Cryogenic Society of America that contains "scientific and informational articles pertaining to the cryogenic treatment industry", and is updated quarterly. Visitors curious about cryogenics, but only aware of the "misinformation about cryogenic treatment of materials in the public domain" can become familiar with cryogenics by checking out the "Resources" tab, near the top of any page. The "Cryo Central: Cryogenic Treatment of Materials" document gives examples of some of the types of raw materials that are treated with cryogenic processing, and their applications in the everyday world. Some of the examples given are brakes, racing cars, stereos, industrial tooling, and sporting goods.

94

Datalogging the Distillation Process.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a distillation experiment that uses temperature sensors connected to a computer in place of thermometers, and enables the whole class to view the data on a monitor and interpret and discuss the data in real time. (JRH)

Soares, Allan; Creevy, Steven

1995-01-01

95

Vapor Compression Distillation Module.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A Vapor Compression Distillation (VCD) module was developed and evaluated as part of a Space Station Prototype (SSP) environmental control and life support system. The VCD module includes the waste tankage, pumps, post-treatment cells, automatic controls ...

P. P. Nuccio

1975-01-01

96

Distillation of hydrogen isotopes for polarized HD targets  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have developed a new cryogenic distillation system to purify Hydrogen-Deuteride (HD) gas for polarized HD targets in LEPS experiments at SPring-8. A small amount of ortho-H2 (?0.01%) in the HD gas plays an important role in efficiently polarizing the HD target. Since there are 1–5% impurities of H2 and D2 in commercially available HD gases, it is necessary to

T. Ohta; S. Bouchigny; J.-P. Didelez; M. Fujiwara; K. Fukuda; H. Kohri; T. Kunimatsu; C. Morisaki; S. Ono; G. Rouillé; M. Tanaka; K. Ueda; M. Uraki; M. Utsuro; S. Y. Wang; M. Yosoi

97

Distillation of hydrogen isotopes for polarized HD target  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have developed a cryogenic distillation system to purify Hydrogen-Deuteride (HD) gas for a polarized HD target in LEPS experiments at SPring-8. A small amount of ortho-H$_2$ ($\\\\sim$0.01%) in the HD gas plays an important role in efficiently polarizing the HD target. Since there are 1$\\\\sim$5% impurities of H$_2$ and D$_2$ in commercially available HD gases, it is inevitable that

T. Ohta; S. Bouchigny; J.-P. Didelez; M. Fujiwara; K. Fukuda; H. Kohri; T. Kunimatsu; C. Morisaki; S. Ono; G. Rouill; M. Tanaka; K. Ueda; M. Uraki; M. Utsuro; S. Y. Wang; M. Yosoi

2011-01-01

98

40 CFR 721.4500 - Isopropylamine distillation residues and ethylamine distillation residues.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-07-01 false Isopropylamine distillation residues and ethylamine distillation residues. 721.4500 Section 721...Substances § 721.4500 Isopropylamine distillation residues and ethylamine distillation...

2013-07-01

99

40 CFR 721.4500 - Isopropylamine distillation residues and ethylamine distillation residues.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2009-07-01 false Isopropylamine distillation residues and ethylamine distillation residues. 721.4500 Section 721...Substances § 721.4500 Isopropylamine distillation residues and ethylamine distillation...

2009-07-01

100

40 CFR 721.4500 - Isopropylamine distillation residues and ethylamine distillation residues.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-07-01 false Isopropylamine distillation residues and ethylamine distillation residues. 721.4500 Section 721...Substances § 721.4500 Isopropylamine distillation residues and ethylamine distillation...

2010-07-01

101

Computer simulation of the water and hydrogen distillation and CECE process and its experimental verification  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mathematical simulation procedures have been developed for three processes of hydrogen isotopes separation: (1) a non steady-state water distillation; (2) a cryogenic distillation; and (3) a combined electrolysis and multistage water\\/hydrogen catalytic exchange (CECE) process. The simulation procedures possess some special features. Thus, the comparatively large step of integration and as a result of this high fast-acting is the peculiarity

O. A. Fedorchenko; I. A. Alekseev; V. D. Trenin; V. V. Uborski

1995-01-01

102

Winogradsky Columns  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an exercise about Winogradsky Columns with emphasis placed on the formation and properties of microbial biofilms. It includes background reference material, a field/lab exercise, and several applications. Applications include methods for sampling column layers and a description of how to measure the electro-chemical gradient that develops within the column. Scientific illustrations and images are included as visual references.

Lennox, John; State, Penn

103

Distillation of hydrogen isotopes for polarized HD targets  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have developed a new cryogenic distillation system to purify Hydrogen-Deuteride (HD) gas for polarized HD targets in LEPS experiments at SPring-8. A small amount of ortho-H 2 ( ˜0.01%) in the HD gas plays an important role in efficiently polarizing the HD target. Since there are 1-5% impurities of H 2 and D 2 in commercially available HD gases, it is necessary to purify the HD gas up to ˜99.99%. The distillation system is equipped with a cryogenic distillation unit filled with many small stainless steel cells called "Heli-pack". The distillation unit consists of a condenser part, a rectification part, and a reboiler part. The unit is kept at the temperature of 17-21 K. The Heli-pack has a large surface area that makes a good contact between gases and liquids. An amount of 5.2 mol of commercial HD gas is fed into the distillation unit. Three trials were carried out to purify the HD gas by changing temperatures (17.5 K and 20.5 K) and gas extraction speeds (1.3 ml/min and 5.2 ml/min). The extracted gas was analyzed using a gas analyzer system combining a quadrupole mass spectrometer with a gas chromatograph. One mol of HD gas with a purity better than 99.99% has been successfully obtained for the first time. The effective NTP (Number of Theoretical Plates), which is an indication of the distillation performances, is obtained to be 37.2±0.6. This value is in good agreement with a designed value of 37.9. The HD target is expected to be efficiently polarized under a well-controlled condition by adding an optimal amount of ortho-H 2 to the purified HD gas.

Ohta, T.; Bouchigny, S.; Didelez, J.-P.; Fujiwara, M.; Fukuda, K.; Kohri, H.; Kunimatsu, T.; Morisaki, C.; Ono, S.; Rouillé, G.; Tanaka, M.; Ueda, K.; Uraki, M.; Utsuro, M.; Wang, S. Y.; Yosoi, M.

2012-02-01

104

APPLICATION OF CAPILLARY SUPERCRITICAL FLUID CHROMATOGRAPHY TO THE ANALYSIS OF A MIDDLE DISTILLATE FUEL  

EPA Science Inventory

The paper describes the application of capillary supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) to the analysis of a middle distillate fuel. Small diameter (50 micrometer i.d.) fused silica capillary columns coated with crosslinked 50% phenyl polymethylsiloxane provided high separation...

105

Reactive Distillation and Air Stripping Processes for Water Recycling and Trace Contaminant Control  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Reactive distillation designs are considered to reduce the presence of volatile organic compounds in the purified water. Reactive distillation integrates a reactor with a distillation column. A review of the literature in this field has revealed a variety of functional reactive columns in industry. Wastewater may be purified by a combination of a reactor and a distiller (e.g., the EWRS or VPCAR concepts) or, in principle, through a design which integrates the reactor with the distiller. A review of the literature in reactive distillation has identified some different designs in such combinations of reactor and distiller. An evaluation of reactive distillation and reactive air stripping is presented with regards to the reduction of volatile organic compounds in the contaminated water and air. Among the methods presented, an architecture is presented for the evaluation of the simultaneous oxidation of organics in air and water. These and other designs are presented in light of potential improvements in power consumptions and air and water purities for architectures which include catalytic activity integrated into the water processor. In particular, catalytic oxidation of organics may be useful as a tool to remove contaminants that more traditional distillation and/or air stripping columns may not remove. A review of the current leading edge at the commercial level and at the research frontier in catalytically active materials is presented. Themes and directions from the engineering developments in catalyst design are presented conceptually in light of developments in the nanoscale chemistry of a variety of catalyst materials.

Boul, Peter J.; Lange, Kevin E.; Conger, Bruce; Anderson, Molly

2009-01-01

106

Flooding Characteristics of Packed Columns with High Efficiency.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Flooding characteristics of four high efficiency column packings, including Scientific Development Co. (SDC) protruded stainless distillation packing, Norton stainless pall rings, Podbielniak bronze Helipak, and Goodloe stainless wire mesh packing were de...

W. M. Choi R. C. Michel J. L. P. Varlet

1976-01-01

107

Oil distilling system  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method of distilling hydrocarbon oil is described which comprises burning a combustible mixture while submerged in the oil, effecting direct contact of the products of combustion with the oil, and controlling the temperature resulting from the combustion by diluting the combustible mixture with an inert gas prior to its introduction into the oil.

Hill

1932-01-01

108

Distilling entanglement from Fermions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since Fermions are based on anti-commutation relations, their entanglement can not be studied in the usual way, such that the available theory has to be modified appropriately. Recent publications consider in particular the structure of separable and of maximally entangled states. In this talk we want to discuss local operations and entanglement distillation from bipartite, Fermionic systems. To this end

Michael Keyl

2008-01-01

109

Distill Salt Water  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, conduct an experiment to make freshwater out of saltwater. First, make saltwater and then seal it and place it in the Sun for a couple of hours or even a whole day. This solar still will distill, or purify, the water. Use this activity to explore water purification and evaporation. This activity guide includes a step-by-step instructional video.

Center, Saint L.

2013-01-17

110

Tritium Attenuation by Distillation  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this study was to determine how a 100 Area distillation system could be used to reduce to a satisfactory low value the tritium content of the dilute moderator produced in the 100 Area stills, and whether such a tritium attenuator would have sufficient capacity to process all this material before it is sent to the 400 Area for reprocessing.

Wittman, N.E.

2001-07-31

111

Topological quantum distillation.  

PubMed

We construct a class of topological quantum codes to perform quantum entanglement distillation. These codes implement the whole Clifford group of unitary operations in a fully topological manner and without selective addressing of qubits. This allows us to extend their application also to quantum teleportation, dense coding, and computation with magic states. PMID:17155532

Bombin, H; Martin-Delgado, M A

2006-11-01

112

Qutrit magic state distillation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Magic state distillation (MSD) is a purification protocol that plays an important role in fault-tolerant quantum computation. Repeated iteration of the steps of an MSD protocol generates pure single non-stabilizer states, or magic states, from multiple copies of a mixed resource state using stabilizer operations only. Thus mixed resource states promote the stabilizer operations to full universality. MSD was introduced

Hussain Anwar; Earl T Campbell; Dan E Browne

2012-01-01

113

The production of diacetone alcohol with catalytic distillation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aldol condensation of acetone to diacetone alcohol (DAA) has been accomplished with catalytic distillation (CD). A steady-state, rate-based model for the reaction zone of the CD column is developed and fitted to the experimental data which were presented in Part I of this paper. This model is unique in that it considers external mass transfer between the liquid phase

G. G. Podrebarac; F. T. T. Ng; G. L. Rempel

1998-01-01

114

Feasibility studies for batch extractive distillation with a light entrainer  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our former method for the assessment of the feasibility of batch extractive distillation (usually performed in a rectifier with a heavy entrainer) was extended to the case where a light entrainer is fed continuously into a rectifier or a stripper. The method is based on the calculation of the vessel path and possible composition profiles of the column sections. The

P. Lang; Z. Lelkes; M. Otterbein; B. Benadda; G. Modla

1999-01-01

115

Refrigeration for Cryogenic Sensors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Research in cryogenically cooled refrigerators is discussed. Low-power Stirling cryocoolers; spacecraft-borne long-life units; heat exchangers; performance tests; split-stirling, linear-resonant, cryogenic refrigerators; and computer models are among the topics discussed.

Gasser, M. G.

1983-12-01

116

Refrigeration for Cryogenic Sensors  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Research in cryogenically cooled refrigerators is discussed. Low-power Stirling cryocoolers; spacecraft-borne long-life units; heat exchangers; performance tests; split-stirling, linear-resonant, cryogenic refrigerators; and computer models are among the topics discussed.

Gasser, M. G. (editor)

1983-01-01

117

Cryogenic immersion microscope  

DOEpatents

A cryogenic immersion microscope whose objective lens is at least partially in contact with a liquid reservoir of a cryogenic liquid, in which reservoir a sample of interest is immersed is disclosed. When the cryogenic liquid has an index of refraction that reduces refraction at interfaces between the lens and the sample, overall resolution and image quality are improved. A combination of an immersion microscope and x-ray microscope, suitable for imaging at cryogenic temperatures is also disclosed.

Le Gros, Mark (Berkeley, CA); Larabell, Carolyn A. (Berkeley, CA)

2010-12-14

118

Interlinked Test Results for Fusion Fuel Processing and Blanket Tritium Recovery Systems Using Cryogenic Molecular Sieve Bed  

SciTech Connect

A simulated fuel processing (cryogenic distillation columns and a palladium diffuser) and CMSB (cryogenic molecular sieve bed) systems were linked together, and were operated. The validity of the CMSB was discussed through this experiment as an integrated system for the recovery of blanket tritium. A gas stream of hydrogen isotopes and He was supplied to the CMSB as the He sweep gas in blanket of a fusion reactor. After the breakthrough of tritium was observed, regeneration of the CMSB was carried out by evacuating and heating. The hydrogen isotopes were finally recovered by the diffuser. At first, only He gas was sent by the evacuating. The hydrogen isotopes gas was then rapidly released by the heating. The system worked well against the above drastic change of conditions. The amount of hydrogen isotopes gas finally recovered by the diffuser was in good agreement with that adsorbed by the CMSB. The dynamic behaviors (breakthrough and regeneration) of the system were explained well by a set of basic codes.

Yamanishi, Toshihiko; Hayashi, Takumi; Kawamura, Yoshinori; Iwai, Yasunori; Isobe, Kanetsugu; Uzawa, Masayuki; Nishi, Masataka [Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (Japan)

2005-07-15

119

Distillation column configurations in ammonia–water absorption refrigeration systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

In ammonia–water absorption refrigeration systems a purification process to reduce the water content in the vapour leaving the generator is required. During this process the water content in the vapour must be reduced to a minimum, otherwise it tends to accumulate in the evaporator and strongly deteriorates the efficiency of the system. The vapour purification can be carried out by

José Fernández-Seara; Jaime Sieres; Manuel Vázquez

2003-01-01

120

AFRL cryogenic technology development programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is an overview of the cryogenic refrigerator and cryogenic integration programs in development and characterization under the Cryogenic Technologies Group, Space Vehicles Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The vision statement for the Air Force Research Laboratory Cryogenic Technologies Group is to support the space community as the center of excellence for developing and transitioning space cryogenic

T. M. Davis; B. J. Tomlinson

2008-01-01

121

An Analogy between Fractional Distillation and Separating Physically Fit and Physically Less Fit Persons  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Separating two liquids in a fractional distillation column on the basis of their difference in boiling points is analogous to separating a group of people on the basis of their physical fitness by making them climb a flight of stairs. Several aspects of this unit operation such as column height, flooding, and reflux ratio are explained with the help of this analogy.

Mukesh, Doble

2001-02-01

122

Systems and methods for reactive distillation with recirculation of light components  

DOEpatents

Systems and methods for producing gas-to-liquids products using reactive distillation are provided. The method for producing gas-to-liquids products can include reacting a feedstock in a column having a distillation zone and a reaction zone to provide a bottoms stream and an overhead stream. A first portion of the overhead stream can be recycled to the column at the top of the reaction zone and second portion of the overhead stream can be recycled to the column at the bottom of the reaction zone.

Stickney, Michael J. (Nassau Bay, TX) [Nassau Bay, TX; Jones, Jr., Edward M. (Friendswood, TX)

2011-07-26

123

Cryogenics program overview  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An overview of the cryogenics program of the Goddard Space Flight Center is given in viewgraph form. Goddard's role and the flight programs requiring cryogenics are outlined. Diagrams are given of the Cosmic Background Explorer, the Broad Band X-Ray Telescope, the Hubble Space Telescope, an adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator, a liquid cryogenic cooler for the Shuttle Glow Experiment, a liquid helium dewar, and the X-ray spectrometer on the Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility.

Castles, Stephen H.

1987-01-01

124

Standards Column  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this column we will review the status of the project to revise ISO 8423:1991 and the status of development of ISO 10019 on the use of consultants to help develop management systems. We will look at the ISO process for periodic systematic review of standards and look at the status of some of the recent and current reviews in

John West

2008-01-01

125

Column Chromatography  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, learners separate the components of Gatorade using a home-made affinity column. In doing so, learners model the basic principle of affinity chromatography, a technique used to purify chemicals as well as bio-pharmaceuticals and petroleum products. This resource contains information about affinity chromatography and polarity.

Yu, Julie

2007-01-01

126

Present status of solar distillation  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this communication an attempt has been made to review, in brief, work on solar distillation, its present status in the world today and its future perspective. The review also includes water sources, water demand, availability of potable water and purification methods including the state of art and historical background. The classification of distillation units has been done on the

G. N. Tiwari; H. N. Singh; Rajesh Tripathi

2003-01-01

127

Determination of trace amounts of nitrogen in uranium based samples by ion chromatography (IC) without Kjeldahl distillation  

Microsoft Academic Search

A simple, sensitive and fast ion chromatographic (IC) method with suppressed conductivity detection is described for the determination of traces of nitrogen in uranium based fuel materials. Initially a method was developed to determine nitrogen as NH4+ using cation exchange column after matrix separation by Kjeldahl distillation. The method was then improved by eliminating this distillation. Matrix separation after sample

Poonam Verma; Ramakant K. Rastogi; Karanam L. Ramakumar

2007-01-01

128

Sealing Mechanical Cryogenic Coolers  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Metal bellows used to seal Vuilleumier and Stirling-cycle cryogenic coolers, replacing sliding seals that failed after only 3,000 hours of service. Metal bellows, incorporated in displacer design provide nonrubbing dynamic seal. Lifetime of cryogenic cooler no longer limited by loss of sealing material and by deterioration of regenerators due to clogging by seal debris.

Richter, R.

1985-01-01

129

Cryogenic Information Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Cryogenic Information Center (CIC) is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to preserving and distributing cryogenic information to government, industry, and academia. The heart of the CIC is a uniform source of cryogenic data including analyses, design, materials and processes, and test information traceable back to the Cryogenic Data Center of the former National Bureau of Standards. The electronic database is a national treasure containing over 146,000 specific bibliographic citations of cryogenic literature and thermophysical property data dating back to 1829. A new technical/bibliographic inquiry service can perform searches and technical analyses. The Cryogenic Material Properties (CMP) Program consists of computer codes using empirical equations to determine thermophysical material properties with emphasis on the 4-300K range. CMP's objective is to develop a user-friendly standard material property database using the best available data so government and industry can conduct more accurate analyses. The CIC serves to benefit researchers, engineers, and technologists in cryogenics and cryogenic engineering, whether they are new or experienced in the field.

Mohling, Robert A.; Marquardt, Eric D.; Fusilier, Fred C.; Fesmire, James E.

2003-01-01

130

Cryogenics Program Overview.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An overview of the cryogenics program of the Goddard Space Flight Center is given in viewgraph form. Goddard's role and the flight programs requiring cryogenics are outlined. Diagrams are given of the Cosmic Background Explorer, the Broad Band X-Ray Teles...

S. H. Castles

1987-01-01

131

MOSFET's for Cryogenic Amplifiers  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Study seeks ways to build transistors that function effectively at liquid-helium temperatures. Report discusses physics of metaloxide/semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFET's) and performances of these devices at cryogenic temperatures. MOSFET's useful in highly sensitive cryogenic preamplifiers for infrared astronomy.

Dehaye, R.; Ventrice, C. A.

1987-01-01

132

Cryogenic capillary screen heat entrapment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Cryogenic liquid acquisition devices (LADs) for space-based propulsion interface directly with the feed system, which can be a significant heat leak source. Further, the accumulation of thermal energy within LAD channels can lead to the loss of subcooled propellant conditions and result in feed system cavitation during propellant outflow. Therefore, the fundamental question addressed by this program was: "To what degree is natural convection in a cryogenic liquid constrained by the capillary screen meshes envisioned for LADs?" Testing was first conducted with water as the test fluid, followed by liquid nitrogen (LN 2) tests. In either case, the basic experimental approach was to heat the bottom of a cylindrical column of test fluid to establish stratification patterns measured by temperature sensors located above and below a horizontal screen barrier position. Experimentation was performed without barriers, with screens, and with a solid barrier. The two screen meshes tested were those typically used by LAD designers, 200 × 1400 and 325 × 2300, both with Twill Dutch Weave. Upon consideration of both the water and LN 2 data, it was concluded that heat transfer across the screen meshes was dependent upon barrier thermal conductivity and that the capillary screen meshes were impervious to natural convection currents.

Bolshinskiy, L. G.; Hastings, L. J.; Statham, G.

2008-05-01

133

Cryogenic Capillary Screen Heat Entrapment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Cryogenic liquid acquisition devices (LADs) for space-based propulsion interface directly with the feed system, which can be a significant heat leak source. Further, the accumulation of thermal energy within LAD channels can lead to the loss of sub-cooled propellant conditions and result in feed system cavitation during propellant outflow. Therefore, the fundamental question addressed by this program was: "To what degree is natural convection in a cryogenic liquid constrained by the capillary screen meshes envisioned for LADs.?"Testing was first conducted with water as the test fluid, followed by LN2 tests. In either case, the basic experimental approach was to heat the bottom of a cylindrical column of test fluid to establish stratification patterns measured by temperature sensors located above and below a horizontal screen barrier position. Experimentation was performed without barriers, with screens, and with a solid barrier. The two screen meshes tested were those typically used by LAD designers, "200x1400" and "325x2300", both with Twill Dutch Weave. Upon consideration of both the water and LN2 data it was concluded that heat transfer across the screen meshes was dependent upon barrier thermal conductivity and that the capillary screen meshes were impervious to natural convection currents.

Bolshinskiy, L.G.; Hastings, L.J.; Stathman, G.

2007-01-01

134

The cryogenic wind tunnel  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Based on theoretical studies and experience with a low speed cryogenic tunnel and with a 1/3-meter transonic cryogenic tunnel, the cryogenic wind tunnel concept was shown to offer many advantages with respect to the attainment of full scale Reynolds number at reasonable levels of dynamic pressure in a ground based facility. The unique modes of operation available in a pressurized cryogenic tunnel make possible for the first time the separation of Mach number, Reynolds number, and aeroelastic effects. By reducing the drive-power requirements to a level where a conventional fan drive system may be used, the cryogenic concept makes possible a tunnel with high productivity and run times sufficiently long to allow for all types of tests at reduced capital costs and, for equal amounts of testing, reduced total energy consumption in comparison with other tunnel concepts.

Kilgore, R. A.

1976-01-01

135

Cryogenic Fluid Management Facility  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Cryogenic Fluid Management Facility (CFMF) is a reusable test bed which is designed to be carried into space in the Shuttle cargo bay to investigate systems and technologies required to efficiently and effectively manage cryogens in space. The facility hardware is configured to provide low-g verification of fluid and thermal models of cryogenic storage, transfer concepts and processes. Significant design data and criteria for future subcritical cryogenic storage and transfer systems will be obtained. Future applications include space-based and ground-based orbit transfer vehicles (OTV), space station life support, attitude control, power and fuel depot supply, resupply tankers, external tank (ET) propellant scavenging, space-based weapon systems and space-based orbit maneuvering vehicles (OMV). This paper describes the facility and discusses the cryogenic fluid management technology to be investigated. A brief discussion of the integration issues involved in loading and transporting liquid hydrogen within the Shuttle cargo bay is also included.

Eberhardt, R. N.; Bailey, W. J.; Symons, E. P.; Kroeger, E. W.

1984-01-01

136

Standards Column  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this column we will cover the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) for ISO 9001:2008 and the rules for transition of accredited certifications to ISO 9001:2000 to the new edition. We will also review the status of the work of a new ISO\\/TC 69 Subcommittee developing ISO documents to support Six Sigma implementation. Finally we will look at the status

Jack E. West

2008-01-01

137

Standards Column  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this column we announce publication in November 2008 of ISO 9001:2008, the latest edition of the world's most popular standard. We will also discuss the introduction and support packages available from ISO\\/TC 176 for ISO 9001:2008. The forthcoming third edition of ISO\\/TS 16949, the automotive industry sector specific QMS document based on ISO 9001:2008, will be discussed. We will

Jack E. West

2009-01-01

138

Cryogenic Pound Circuits for Cryogenic Sapphire Oscillators  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Two modern cryogenic variants of the Pound circuit have been devised to increase the frequency stability of microwave oscillators that include cryogenic sapphire-filled cavity resonators. The original Pound circuit is a microwave frequency discriminator that provides feedback to stabilize a voltage-controlled microwave oscillator with respect to an associated cavity resonator. In the present cryogenic Pound circuits, the active microwave devices are implemented by use of state-of-the-art commercially available tunnel diodes that exhibit low flicker noise (required for high frequency stability) and function well at low temperatures and at frequencies up to several tens of gigahertz. While tunnel diodes are inherently operable as amplitude detectors and amplitude modulators, they cannot, by themselves, induce significant phase modulation. Therefore, each of the present cryogenic Pound circuits includes passive circuitry that transforms the AM into the required PM. Each circuit also contains an AM detector that is used to sample the microwave signal at the input terminal of the high-Q resonator for the purpose of verifying the desired AM null at this point. Finally, each circuit contains a Pound signal detector that puts out a signal, at the modulation frequency, having an amplitude proportional to the frequency error in the input signal. High frequency stability is obtained by processing this output signal into feedback to a voltage-controlled oscillator to continuously correct the frequency error in the input signal.

Dick, G. John; Wang, Rabi

2006-01-01

139

SNS Cryogenic Systems Commissioning  

SciTech Connect

The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) is under construction at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The cold section of the Linac consists of 81 superconducting radio frequency cavities cooled to 2.1K by a 2400 watt cryogenic refrigeration system. The major cryogenic system components include warm helium compressors with associated oil removal and gas management, 4.5K cold box, 7000L liquid helium dewar, 2.1K cold box (consisting of 4 stages of cold compressors), gaseous helium storage, helium purification and gas impurity monitoring system, liquid nitrogen storage and the cryogenic distribution transfer line system. The overall system commissioning and future plans will be presented.

D. Hatfield; F. Casagrande; I. Campisi; P. Gurd; M. Howell; D. Stout; H. Strong; D. Arenius; J. Creel; K. Dixon; V. Ganni; and P. Knudsen

2005-08-29

140

Distillation process using microchannel technology  

DOEpatents

The disclosed invention relates to a distillation process for separating two or more components having different volatilities from a liquid mixture containing the components. The process employs microchannel technology for effecting the distillation and is particularly suitable for conducting difficult separations, such as the separation of ethane from ethylene, wherein the individual components are characterized by having volatilities that are very close to one another.

Tonkovich, Anna Lee (Dublin, OH); Simmons, Wayne W. (Dublin, OH); Silva, Laura J. (Dublin, OH); Qiu, Dongming (Carbondale, IL); Perry, Steven T. (Galloway, OH); Yuschak, Thomas (Dublin, OH); Hickey, Thomas P. (Dublin, OH); Arora, Ravi (Dublin, OH); Smith, Amanda (Galloway, OH); Litt, Robert Dwayne (Westerville, OH); Neagle, Paul (Westerville, OH)

2009-11-03

141

CRYOGENICS IN BEPCII UPGRADE.  

SciTech Connect

THIS PAPER PRESENTS A CRYOGENIC DESIGN FOR UPGRADING THE BEIJING ELECTRON POSITRON COLLIDER AT THE INSTITUTE OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS IN BEIJING. THE UPGRADE INVOLVES 3 NEW SUPERCONDUCTING FACILITIES, THE INTERACTION REGION QUADRUPOLE MAGNETS, THE DETECTOR SOLENOID MAGNETS AND THE SRF CAVITIES. FOR COOLING OF THESE DEVICES, A NEW CRYPLANT WITH A TOTAL CAPACITY OF 1.0KW AT 4.5K IS TO BE BUILT AT IHEP. AN INTEGRATED CRYOGENIC DESIGN TO FIT THE BEPCII CRYOGENIC LOADS WITH HIGH EFFICIENCY IS CARRIEDOUT USING COMPUTATIONAL PROCESS ANALYSIS SOFTWARE WITH THE EMPHASES ON ECONOMICS AND SAFETY IN BOTH CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF THE PLANT. THIS PAPER DESCRIBES THE CRYOGENIC CHARACTERISTICS OF EACH SUPERCONDUCTING DEVICE, THEIR COOLING SCHEMES AND THE OVERALL CRYOPLANT.

JIA,L.; WANG,L.; LI,S.

2002-07-22

142

Cryogenic Insulation Systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The results of a comparative study of cryogenic insulation systems performed are presented. The key aspects of thermal insulation relative to cryogenic system design, testing, manufacturing, and maintenance are discussed. An overview of insulation development from an energy conservation perspective is given. Conventional insulation materials for cryogenic applications provide three levels of thermal conductivity. Actual thermal performance of standard multilayer insulation (MLI) is several times less than laboratory performance and often 10 times worse than ideal performance. The cost-effectiveness of the insulation system depends on thermal performance; flexibility and durability; ease of use in handling, installation, and maintenance; and overall cost including operations, maintenance, and life cycle. Results of comprehensive testing of both conventional and novel materials such as aerogel composites using cryostat boil-off methods are given. The development of efficient, robust cryogenic insulation systems that operate at a soft vacuum level is the primary focus of this paper.

Augustynowicz, S. D.; Fesmire, J. E.; Wikstrom, J. P.

1999-01-01

143

Cryogenic Expansion Machine.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A reciprocating expansion-engine refrigerator for cooling helium to a low temperature is described. The cryogenic expansion engine includes intake and exhaust poppet valves each controlled by a cam having adjustable dwell, the valve seats for the valves b...

C. B. Pallaver M. W. Morgan

1976-01-01

144

Cryogenics in BEPCII Upgrade.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper presents cryogenic design for upgrading the Beijing Electron-Positron Collider (BEPC) at the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) in Beijing. The upgrade involves three new superconducting facilities, the interaction region quadrupole magnet...

L. Jia L. Wang S. Li

2002-01-01

145

Recent Subjects in Cryogenics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Several topics in the field of cryogenic engineering are described. Those are cryopumping and small refrigerators, Squid and its applications, large superconducting equipments such as a magnet for nuclear fusion, a magnet for NMR-CT, and magnetic refrigerators.

Nagano, Hiroshi

146

Cryogenic Insulation System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This invention relates to reusable, low density, high temperature cryogenic foam insulation systems and the process for their manufacture. A pacing technology for liquid hydrogen fueled, high speed aircraft is the development of a fully reusable, flight weight cryogenic insulation system for propellant tank structures. In the invention cryogenic foam insulation is adhesively bonded to the outer wall of the fuel tank structure. The cryogenic insulation consists of square sheets fabricated from an array of abutting square blocks. Each block consists of a sheet of glass cloth adhesively bonded between two layers of polymethacrylimide foam. Each block is wrapped in a vapor impermeable membrane, such as Kapton(R) aluminum Kapton(R), to provide a vapor barrier. Very beneficial results can be obtained by employing the present invention in conjunction with fibrous insulation and an outer aeroshell, a hot fuselage structure with an internal thermal protection system.

Davis, Randall C. (inventor); Taylor, Allan H. (inventor); Jackson, L. Robert (inventor); Mcauliffe, Patrick S. (inventor)

1988-01-01

147

Cryogenic Insulation Development.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Multilayer insulations for long term cryogenic storage are described. The devulted in an insulation concept using lightweight radiation shields, separated by low conductive Dacron fiber tufts. The insulation is usually referred to as Superfloc. The fiber ...

K. E. Leonhard

1972-01-01

148

Cryogenic Insulation System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This invention relates to reusable, low density high temperature cryogenic foam insulation systems and the process for their manufactire. A pacing technology for liquid hydrogen fueled, high speed aircraft is the development of a fully-reusable, flight-we...

R. C. Davis A. H. Taylor L. R. Jackson P. S. McAuliffee

1987-01-01

149

Destratification of Cryogenic Propellants.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document discusses destratification of cryogenic propellants. Various destratification systems are evaluated and compared. The axial and radial jet concepts are found to offer the best performance, simplicity, compactness and low system weight. The p...

J. B. Urquhart

1969-01-01

150

Vuilleumier Cycle Cryogenic Refrigeration.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report describes in detailed the Vuilleumier (V-M) refrigeration cycle and various ways it has been applied to produce cryogenic temperatures. It starts with the most theoretical model of the Vuilleumier cycle and gradually adds complicating factors ...

R. White

1976-01-01

151

Oxygen Chemisorption Cryogenic Refrigerator.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The present invention relates to a chemisorption compressor cryogenic refrigerator which employs oxygen to provide cooling at 60 K to 100 K. The invention includes dual vessels containing an oxygen absorbent material, alternately heated and cooled to prov...

J. A. Jones

1986-01-01

152

APT Cryogenic System  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the Accelerator Production of Tritium (APT) project, a one-kilometer-long linear accelerator (linac) is used as part of a plant that will provide tritium for national defense purposes. The accelerator consists of a low-energy (LE) normally conductive, radiofrequency (rf) linac and a high-energy (HE) superconducting rf linac. The APT cryogenic system will supply cryogenic helium fluids to maintain the HE

G. J. Laughon; C. H. Rode; R. Ganni; W. C. Chronis; D. M. Arenius; B. S. Bevins

1999-01-01

153

Cryogenic Shutter Mechanism  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Electromagnetic shutter mechanism operates at ambient and cryogenic temperatures to shield optical element, such as mirror, filter, polarizer, beam splitter, or detector, from external light and radiation in cryogenic Dewar equipped with window for optical evaluation. Shutter mechanism in Dewar container alternately shields and exposes optical element as paddle rotates between mechanical stops. Mounted on cold plate of liquid-helium reservoir. Paddle, shaft, and magnet constitutes assembly rotated by electromagnetic field on coil.

Barney, Richard D.; Magner, Thomas J.

1989-01-01

154

Separation of n-propanol from allyl alcohol by extractive distillation  

SciTech Connect

This patent describes a method for recovering n-propanol from a mixture of n-propanol and allyl alcohol which comprises distilling a mixture of n-propanol and allyl alcohol in a rectification column in the presence of about one part of extractive agent per part of n-propanol-allyl alocohol mixture, recovering n-propanol as overhead product, obtaining the allyl alcohol and the extractive agent from the stillpot, separating the allyl alchohol from the extractive agent by distillation in another rectification column, wherein the extractive agent comprises at least one member of the group consisting of acetamide, N,N-dimethylacetamide, adiponitrile, dimethylformamide, dimethylsulfoxide and sulfolane.

Berg, L.; Vosburgh, M.G.

1986-07-22

155

Settled Cryogenic Propellant Transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Cryogenic propellant transfer can significantly benefit NASA s space exploration initiative. LMSSC parametric studies indicate that "Topping off" the Earth Departure Stage (EDS) in LEO with approx.20 mT of additional propellant using cryogenic propellant transfer increases the lunar delivered payload by 5 mT. Filling the EDS to capacity in LEO with 78 mT of propellants increases the delivered payload by 20 mT. Cryogenic propellant transfer is directly extensible to Mars exploration in that it provides propellant for the Mars Earth Departure stage and in-situ propellant utilization at Mars. To enable the significant performance increase provided by cryogenic propellant transfer, the reliability and robustness of the transfer process must be guaranteed. By utilizing low vehicle acceleration during the cryogenic transfer the operation is significantly simplified and enables the maximum use of existing, reliable, mature upper stage cryogenic-fluid-management (CFM) techniques. Due to settling, large-scale propellant transfer becomes an engineering effort, and not the technology development endeavor required with zero-gravity propellant transfer. The following key CFM technologies are all currently implemented by settling on both the Centaur and Delta IV upper stages: propellant acquisition, hardware chilldown, pressure control, and mass gauging. The key remaining technology, autonomous rendezvous and docking, is already in use by the Russians, and must be perfected for NASA whether the use of propellant transfer is utilized or not.

Kutter, Bernard F.; Zegler, Frank; Sakla, Steve; Wall, John; Hopkins, Josh; Saks, Greg; Duffey, Jack; Chato, David J.

2006-01-01

156

Distillation and Air Stripping Designs for the Lunar Surface  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Air stripping and distillation are two different gravity-based methods, which may be applied to the purification of wastewater on the lunar base. These gravity-based solutions to water processing are robust physical separation techniques, which may be advantageous to many other techniques for their simplicity in design and operation. The two techniques can be used in conjunction with each other to obtain high purity water. The components and feed compositions for modeling waste water streams are presented in conjunction with the Aspen property system for traditional stage distillation models and air stripping models. While the individual components for each of the waste streams will vary naturally within certain bounds, an analog model for waste water processing is suggested based on typical concentration ranges for these components. Target purity levels for the for recycled water are determined for each individual component based on NASA s required maximum contaminant levels for potable water Distillation processes are modeled separately and in tandem with air stripping to demonstrate the potential effectiveness and utility of these methods in recycling wastewater on the Moon. Optimum parameters such as reflux ratio, feed stage location, and processing rates are determined with respect to the power consumption of the process. Multistage distillation is evaluated for components in wastewater to determine the minimum number of stages necessary for each of 65 components in humidity condensate and urine wastewater mixed streams. Components of the wastewater streams are ranked by Henry s Law Constant and the suitability of air stripping in the purification of wastewater in terms of component removal is evaluated. Scaling factors for distillation and air stripping columns are presented to account for the difference in the lunar gravitation environment. Commercially available distillation and air stripping units which are considered suitable for Exploration Life Support are presented. The advantages to the various designs are summarized with respect to water purity levels, power consumption, and processing rates.

Boul, Peter J.; Lange, Kevin E.; Conger, Bruce; Anderson, Molly

2009-01-01

157

Spacecraft cryogenic gas storage systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Cryogenic gas storage systems were developed for the liquid storage of oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and helium. Cryogenic storage is attractive because of the high liquid density and low storage pressure of cryogens. This situation results in smaller container sizes, reduced container-strength levels, and lower tankage weights. The Gemini and Apollo spacecraft used cryogenic gas storage systems as standard spacecraft equipment. In addition to the Gemini and Apollo cryogenic gas storage systems, other systems were developed and tested in the course of advancing the state of the art. All of the cryogenic storage systems used, developed, and tested to date for manned-spacecraft applications are described.

Rysavy, G.

1971-01-01

158

Phytosterol Distribution in Fractions Obtained from Processing of Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles Using Sieving and Elutriation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cereal Chem. 84(6):626-630 In an earlier study, the combination of sieving and elutriation was effective in separating fiber from distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), the coproduct remaining after ethanol production from corn. To separate fiber, air was blown through sieve fractions in an elutriation column. Material carried by air to the top of the elutriation column was the lighter

Radhakrishnan Srinivasan; Robert A. Moreau; Kent D. Rausch; M. E. Tumbleson; Vijay Singh

2007-01-01

159

Comparison of advanced distillation control methods. Third annual report  

SciTech Connect

Detailed dynamic simulations of three industrial distillation columns (a propylene/propane splitter, a xylene/toluene column, and a depropanizer) have been used to study the issue of configuration selection for diagonal PI dual composition controls, feedforward from a feed composition analyzer, and decouplers. Auto Tune Variation (ATV) identification with on-line detuning for setpoint changes was used for tuning the diagonal proportional integral (PI) composition controls. In addition, robustness tests were conducted by inducting reboiler duty upsets. For single composition control, the (L, V) configuration was found to be best. For dual composition control, the optimum configuration changes from one column to another. Moreover, the use of analysis tools, such as RGA, appears to be of little value in identifying the optimum configuration for dual composition control. Using feedforward from a feed composition analyzer and using decouplers are shown to offer significant advantages for certain specific cases.

Riggs, J.B.

1997-07-01

160

Feasibility of application of Thayer method to crude oil distillation  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this report is to present the results of an evaluation of Victor R. Thayer's invention: ''Process and Apparatus for reducing the Energy Required to Separate Liquids by Distillation'', applied to crude oil distillation. In brief, Thayer claims that given a side draw-off pump-around on a distillation column for energy conservation, there would be a significant cost advantage by using on-tray heat exchange rather than external exchange. Preliminary cost estimates were made: external case, $1,091,000 +- 15%; on-tray case, $882,200 +- 20%; both values falling within the estimated uncertainity limits. Therefore, and coupled with much greated annual maintenance costs, a significant cost advantage of the on-tray system was not verified. The primary conclusion of the evaluation was that, in our opinion, the Thayer method will not be used for retrofit of crude oil distillation units, and probably will not be used in the design of new crude units. 12 refs.

Prengle, H.W. Jr.; Althaus, Y.E.

1987-07-31

161

Distillation Apparatuses Using Household Items  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A simple apparatus to demonstrate distillation principles can be very difficult to build without the specialty glassware found in chemistry laboratories. We have built inexpensive but effective distillation apparatuses from equipment that can be easily purchased at local department, grocery, or hardware stores. In one apparatus, colored water is heated to boiling and the condensed vapors drip into another container. In another apparatus, acetone is heated to boiling with hot water and the acetone vapors condense onto a Styrofoam cup. The Styrofoam cup is softened by the acetone and collapses. Rubbing alcohol can be used instead of acetone, but the cup is not softened and the boiling point is much higher. Both apparatuses can be used in a classroom. Both are simple, cost-effective ways of demonstrating distillation, evaporation, and condensation. They would be ideal to use in elementary and middle school classrooms when explaining these concepts.

Campanizzi, Danielle R. D.; Mason, Brenda; Hermann, Christine K. F.

1999-08-01

162

Optimal protocols for nonlocality distillation  

SciTech Connect

Forster et al. recently showed that weak nonlocality can be amplified by giving the first protocol that distills a class of nonlocal boxes (NLBs) [Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 120401 (2009)] We first show that their protocol is optimal among all nonadaptive protocols. We next consider adaptive protocols. We show that the depth-2 protocol of Allcock et al. [Phys. Rev. A 80, 062107 (2009)] performs better than previously known adaptive depth-2 protocols for all symmetric NLBs. We present a depth-3 protocol that extends the known region of distillable NLBs. We give examples of NLBs for which each of the Forster et al., the Allcock et al., and our protocols perform best. The understanding we develop is that there is no single optimal protocol for NLB distillation. The choice of which protocol to use depends on the noise parameters for the NLB.

Hoeyer, Peter; Rashid, Jibran [Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive N.W., Calgary, Alberta, 2N 1N4 (Canada)

2010-10-15

163

Solar power water distillation unit  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Clean drinking water is the basic necessity for every human being, but about 1.1 billion people in the world lacked proper drinking water. There are many different types of water purification processes such as filtration, reverse osmosis, ultraviolet radiation, carbon absorption, but the most reliable processes are distillation and boiling. Water purification, such as distillation, is especially important in regions where water resources or tap water is not suitable for ingesting without boiling or chemical treatment. In design project It treats the water by combining different methods such as Filtration, Distillation and a technique called concentrated solar power (CSP). Distillation is literally the method seen in nature, whereby: the sun heats the water on the earth's surface, the water is turned into a vapor (evaporation) and rises, leaving contaminants behind, to form clouds. As the upper atmosphere drops in temperature the vapors cool and convert back to water to form water. In this project distillation is achieved by using a parabolic mirror which boils water at high temperature. Filtration is done by sand filter and carbon filter. First sand filter catches the sand particles and the carbon filter which has granules of active carbon is used to remove odor dissolved gases from water. This is the Pre-treatment of water. The filtered water is then collected in a water container at a focus of parabolic mirror where distillation process is done. Another important feature of designed project is the solar tracking of a parabolic mirror which increases the efficiency of a parabolic mirror [1],[2].

Hameed, Kamran; Muzammil Khan, Muhammad; Shahrukh Ateeq, Ijlal; Omair, Syed Muhammad; Ahmer, Muhammad; Wajid, Abdul

2013-06-01

164

Study of Cryogenic Complex Plasma.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Report describes the investigation entitled by 'Study of Cryogenic Complex Plasma.' The research has been carried out at Yokohama National University. Our overall goal is to study the cryogenic complex plasma experimentally and theoretically and to r...

C. Kijima M. Shindo O. Ishihara Y. Nakamura

2007-01-01

165

Cryogenic Fluid Management Facility  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Cryogenic Fluid Management Facility is a reusable test bed which is designed to be carried within the Shuttle cargo bay to investigate the systems and technologies associated with the efficient management of cryogens in space. Cryogenic fluid management consists of the systems and technologies for: (1) liquid storage and supply, including capillary acquisition/expulsion systems which provide single-phase liquid to the user system, (2) both passive and active thermal control systems, and (3) fluid transfer/resupply systems, including transfer lines and receiver tanks. The facility contains a storage and supply tank, a transfer line and a receiver tank, configured to provide low-g verification of fluid and thermal models of cryogenic storage and transfer processes. The facility will provide design data and criteria for future subcritical cryogenic storage and transfer system applications, such as Space Station life support, attitude control, power and fuel depot supply, resupply tankers, external tank (ET) propellant scavenging, and ground-based and space-based orbit transfer vehicles (OTV).

Eberhardt, R. N.; Bailey, W. J.

1985-01-01

166

Extended testing of compression distillation.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

During the past eight years, the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center has supported the development of an integrated water and waste management system which includes the compression distillation process for recovering useable water from urine, urinal flush water, humidity condensate, commode flush water, and concentrated wash water. This paper describes the design of the compression distillation unit, developed for this system, and the testing performed to demonstrate its reliability and performance. In addition, this paper summarizes the work performed on pretreatment and post-treatment processes, to assure the recovery of sterile potable water from urine and treated urinal flush water.

Bambenek, R. A.; Nuccio, P. P.

1972-01-01

167

Bounds for nonlocality distillation protocols  

SciTech Connect

Nonlocality can be quantified by the violation of a Bell inequality. Since this violation may be amplified by local operations, an alternative measure has been proposed--distillable nonlocality. The alternative measure is difficult to calculate exactly due to the double exponential growth of the parameter space. In this paper, we give a way to bound the distillable nonlocality of a resource by the solutions to a related optimization problem. Our upper bounds are exponentially easier to compute than the exact value and are shown to be meaningful in general and tight in some cases.

Forster, Manuel [Computer Science Department, ETH Zuerich, CH-8092 Zuerich (Switzerland)

2011-06-15

168

Solar distillation of sea water  

SciTech Connect

Indian coastal and fishing villages suffer from scarcity of potable water. Solar distillation could provide a solution to this problem by adopting the following criteria: (1) Integration of distillation and storage systems with the house design. (2) Public supply of sea water and a public drain pipe system to periodically drain away the concentrated brine. (3) Harvest and store rain water to tide over cloudy rainy periods. In India there has been a thrust towards centralized non-conventional energy systems. Decentralized non-conventional energy devices and centralized service support units may offer a better solution. 1 fig.

Subramanyam, S. (Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science, Warangal (India))

1989-01-01

169

Cryogenic vacuum tight adhesive  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A synthetic adhesive for vacuum tight joints at cryogenic temperatures has been developed. It consists of three components, the main component being epoxy silicone organic resin. The joints made with the adhesive remain vacuum tight at liquid helium temperature, including superfluid helium. It was found possible to connect different materials with the adhesive (copper and stainless steel with each other, aluminum, aluminum alloys, fiberglass, etc.). The joints withstood thermal shock tests of ten repeated sharps cooling to liquid nitrogen temperature and heating in hot water. Using the adhesive a lot of different vacuum tight low temperature joints have been made. More than fifteen years of wide application of this adhesive in vacuum tight cryogenic joints proved its high reliability. Some designs of vacuum tight cryogenic joints are presented and the technique of their manufacturing is described.

Anashkin, O. P.; Keilin, V. E.; Patrikeev, V. M.

1999-12-01

170

CEBAF cryogenic system  

SciTech Connect

The CEBAF cryogenic system consists of 3 refrigeration systems: Cryogenic Test Facility (CTF), Central Helium Liquefier (CHL), and End Station Refrigerator (ESR). CHL is the main cryogenic system for CEBAF, consisting of a 4.8 kW, 2.0 K refrigerator and transfer line system to supply 2.0 K and 12 kW of 50 K shield refrigeration for the Linac cavity cryostats and 10 g/s of liquid for the end stations. This paper describes the 9-year effort to commission these systems, concentrating on CHL with the cold compressors. The cold compressors are a cold vacuum pump with an inlet temperature of 3 K which use magnetic bearings, thereby eliminating the possibility of air leaks into the subatmospheric He.

NONE

1995-12-31

171

Cryogenic applications for environment simulation.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Some of the applications of cryogenics for simulating space environmental conditions are reviewed, and typical existing space simulation facilities are described. The techniques of adapting cryogenics to environmental simulation are discussed. Special attention is given to cryosorption pumps designed to accelerate cryogenic cooling of the adsorbent material.

Hardgrove, W. F.

1972-01-01

172

Dielectric Properties of Cryogenic Liquids  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electric-breakdown measurements at 60 Hz have been made with cryogenic liquids-nitrogen, hydrogen, and helium. All of the cryogenic liquids have higher breakdown voltages than conventional transformer oil, except liquid helium which breaks down at a considerably lower voltage. The measured values of dielectric constant for the cryogenic liquids agree quite well with the published literature. The dissipation factor of the

KCENNETH N. MATHES

1967-01-01

173

Design and Synthesis Procedure for Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Azeotropic Distillations: Annual Report for Period March 1, 1986 to February 29, 1987.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The column sequencing problem for heterogeneous azeotropic distillation is investigated. It is shown that residue curve maps play an important role in interpreting the behavior of these systems. Classes of residue curve maps which give rise to feasible co...

M. F. Doherty

1986-01-01

174

Cryogen acquisition in orbit  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Orbital cryogen acquisition is a definite requirement for engine restart and/or propellant transfer on all major future missions. The most promising methods, especially for large scale vehicles, are acquisition by linear acceleration and acquisition by capillary systems. Intermittent acceleration and propellant settling requires some state-of-the-art extension since it has not been attempted on a large scale cryogen vehicle. Capillary acquisition systems offer the advantages of reusability, passiveness, low weight, and mission flexibility. The major disadvantage is that of an undeveloped technology. The method does not lend itself to verification through ground testing.

Hastings, L. J.

1971-01-01

175

Cryogenic Propellant Densification Study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Ground and vehicle system requirements are evaluated for the use of densified cryogenic propellants in advanced space transportation systems. Propellants studied were slush and triple point liquid hydrogen, triple point liquid oxygen, and slush and triple point liquid methane. Areas of study included propellant production, storage, transfer, vehicle loading and system requirements definition. A savings of approximately 8.2 x 100,000 Kg can be achieved in single stage to orbit gross liftoff weight for a payload of 29,484 Kg by utilizing densified cryogens in place of normal boiling point propellants.

Ewart, R. O.; Dergance, R. H.

1978-01-01

176

Cryogenic Hybrid Magnetic Bearing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Cryogenic hybrid magnetic bearing is example of class of magnetic bearings in which permanent magnets and electromagnets used to suspend shafts. Electromagnets provide active control of position of shaft. Bearing operates at temperatures from -320 degrees F (-196 degrees C) to 650 degrees F (343 degrees C); designed for possible use in rocket-engine turbopumps, where effects of cryogenic environment and fluid severely limit lubrication of conventional ball bearings. This and similar bearings also suitable for terrestrial rotating machinery; for example, gas-turbine engines, high-vacuum pumps, canned pumps, precise gimbals that suspend sensors, and pumps that handle corrosive or gritty fluids.

Meeks, Crawford R.; Dirusso, Eliseo; Brown, Gerald V.

1994-01-01

177

Cryogenic Model Materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An overview and status of current activities seeking alternatives to 200 grade 18Ni Steel CVM alloy for cryogenic wind tunnel models is presented. Specific improvements in material selection have been researched including availability, strength, fracture toughness and potential for use in transonic wind tunnel testing. Potential benefits from utilizing damage tolerant life-prediction methods, recently developed fatigue crack growth codes and upgraded NDE methods are also investigated. Two candidate alloys are identified and accepted for cryogenic/transonic wind tunnel models and hardware.

Kimmel, W. M.; Kuhn, N. S.; Berry, R. F.; Newman, J. A.

2001-01-01

178

Corrosion inhibition for distillation apparatus  

DOEpatents

Tower material corrosion in an atmospheric or sub-atmospheric distillation tower in a coal liquefaction process is reduced or eliminated by subjecting chloride-containing tray contents to an appropriate ion-exchange resin to remove chloride from such tray contents materials.

Baumert, Kenneth L. (Emmaus, PA); Sagues, Alberto A. (Lexington, KY); Davis, Burtron H. (Georgetown, KY); Schweighardt, Frank K. (Upper Macungie, PA)

1985-01-01

179

Purifying Aluminum by Vacuum Distillation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Proposed method for purifying aluminum employs one-step vacuum distillation. Raw material for process impure aluminum produced in electrolysis of aluminum ore. Impure metal melted in vacuum. Since aluminum has much higher vapor pressure than other constituents, boils off and condenses on nearby cold surfaces in proportions much greater than those of other constituents.

Du Fresne, E. R.

1985-01-01

180

Entanglement preservation by continuous distillation  

SciTech Connect

We study the two-qubit entanglement preservation for a system in the presence of independent thermal baths. We use a combination of filtering operations and distillation protocols as a series of frequent measurements on the system. It is shown that a small fraction of the total amount of available copies of the system preserves or even improves its initial entanglement during the evolution.

Mundarain, D. [Departmento de Fisica, Seccion de Fenomenos Opticos, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Apartado Postal 89000, Caracas 1080A (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Orszag, M. [Facultad de Fisica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Casilla 306, Santiago 22 (Chile)

2009-05-15

181

Distillation pinch points and more  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rising energy costs have spawned renewed interest in improving methodologies for the synthesis, design and\\/or retrofitting of separation processes. It is well known that energy use in many process industries is dominated by separation tasks—particularly distillation. In this work, the shortest stripping line approach recently proposed by Lucia, Amale, & Taylor (2006) is used to find minimum energy requirements in

Angelo Lucia; Amit Amale; Ross Taylor

2008-01-01

182

Catalytic dewaxing of middle distillates  

Microsoft Academic Search

The fractionation and stripping equipment of a middle distillate catalytic dewaxing unit may be eliminated by integrating the catalytic dewaxing unit with a catalytic cracking unit. The light cycle oil sidestream from the cat cracker fractionator, bypasses the sidestream stripper and serves as the feed to the catalytic dewaxing unit. The dewaxed product is separated into a gasoline fraction which

Antal

1982-01-01

183

Determination of benzene and toluene in soils and plant material by azeotropic distillation  

SciTech Connect

The suspected dumping of gasoline near a garden resulted in the need for a method that would measure trace amounts of benzene and toluene in both soil and plant samples. In this report the authors show that a method involving methanolic extraction and azeotropic distillation is a highly sensitive technique that eliminated the contamination of the GC column by non-volatile material.

Kozloski, R.P.

1985-01-01

184

Prediction of Temperature and Concentration Distributions of Distillation Sieve Trays by CFD  

Microsoft Academic Search

A three-dimensional two-fluid computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model is developed to predict concentration and temperature distributions on sieve trays of distillation columns and good simulation results are obtained. The dispersed gas phase and continuous liquid phase are modeled in the Eulerian framework as two interpenetrating phases with interphase momentum, heat and mass transfer. Closure models are developed for interphase transfer

Mahmood-Reza Rahimi; Rahbar Rahimi; Farhad Shahraki; Morteza Zivdar

2006-01-01

185

Design of a reactive distillation process for ultra-low sulfur diesel production  

Microsoft Academic Search

The analysis of the applicability of the reactive separation concepts to the deep-hydrodesulfurization process has been performed. Through the computation of the reactive residue curve maps a basic conceptual design of a reactive distillation column was obtained. This preliminary design considers two reactive zones, each one packed with a different catalyst, a Ni?Mo based catalyst for the bottom reactive section

Eduardo S. Perez-Cisneros; Salvador A. Granados-Aguilar; Pedro Huitzil-Melendez; Tomas Viveros-Garcia

2002-01-01

186

Cryogenics Research and Engineering Experience  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Energy efficient storage, transfer and use of cryogens and cryogenic propellants on Earth and in space have a direct impact on NASA, government and commercial programs. Research and development on thermal insulation, propellant servicing, cryogenic components, material properties and sensing technologies provides industry, government and research institutions with the cross-cutting technologies to manage low-temperature applications. Under the direction of the Cryogenic Testing Lab at Kennedy Space Center, the work experience acquired allowed me to perform research, testing, design and analysis of current and future cryogenic technologies to be applied in several projects.

Toro Medina, Jaime A.

2013-01-01

187

Cryogenic fluid dynamics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ultrahigh Reynolds (Re) and Rayleigh (Ra) number flow can be produced and studied under controlled laboratory conditions using cryogenic liquid and gaseous He. Recent results on Rayleigh–Benard convection, pipe flow and towed grid turbulence are discussed together with some aspects of the future development.

L. Skrbek; J. J. Niemela; R. J Donnelly

2000-01-01

188

Cryogenic Grating Spectrometer.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Cryogenic Grating Spectrometer (CGS) first flew on the KAO in 1982 December and has been open to guest investigators since 1984 October. In the past 12 years it has completed over 100 research flights supporting 13 different principal investigators st...

E. F. Erickson, M. R. Haas, S. W. J. Colgan, J. P. Simpson, R. H. Rubin

1995-01-01

189

Oxygen chemisorption cryogenic refrigerator  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present invention relates to a chemisorption compressor cryogenic refrigerator which employs oxygen to provide cooling at 60 to 100 K. The invention includes dual vessels containing an oxygen absorbent material, alternately heated and cooled to provide a continuous flow of high pressure oxygen, multiple heat exchangers for precooling the oxygen, a Joule-Thomson expansion valve system for expanding the oxygen

Jack A. Jones

1987-01-01

190

Compact cryogenic inductors  

SciTech Connect

Power systems requiring power levels as high as a few megawatts to a few gigawatts for periods of several microseconds to several milliseconds with repetitive frequencies of a few hertz to a few kilohertz are being considered for potential space applications. The impulsive nature of the power presents the opportunity to use inductive energy storage techniques for pulse duty to enhance economic and practical considerations. An inductors must be efficient, lightweight, and reliable, and it must have high energy density if it is to be used in space based power systems. Cryogenic inductors are best studied for such an application. Parametric analyses of the two potential types of cryogenic inductors (superconducting and hyperconducting reveal that the hyperconducting (high purity aluminum)) inductor would be significantly lighter and achieve higher energy densities without the added penalty of a helium refrigeration system, thus resulting in improved overall system reliability. The lightweight hyperconducting cryogenic inductor technology is, however, in its infancy. This paper describes the required technology base which would allow the eventual application of the lightweight cryogenic inductor in space power systems, and also conclusively demonstrates the underlying principles.

Singh, S.K.; Carr, W.J. Jr.; Fagan, T.J. Jr.; Hordubay, T.D.; Chuboy, H.L. (Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States). Science and Technology Center)

1994-07-01

191

Fractionation and characterization of sulfur compounds in petroleum distillates  

SciTech Connect

In this paper a procedure for the fractionation and the characterization of sulfur containing compounds in petroleum distillated is described. The method is based on a chromatographic separation using alumna columns coated with silver nitrate (Ligard Exchange Chromatography) which permits the separation of molecules containing aromatic sulfur (thiophenic compounds) from the sulfides. The subsequent gc analysis using selective atomic emission detector allows the quantification of the two types of compound s in each fraction. The results of the application of this procedure on an Egyptian gas-oil from Belaym crude are reported.

Del Bianco, A.; Anelli, M. (Eniricerche S.p.A., Via Maritano 26, 20097 S. Donato, Milano (IT)); Riva, A. (Agip S.p.A., Via Maritano 26, 20097 Milano (IT))

1992-01-01

192

Cascade Distillation Subsystem Development: Progress Toward a Distillation Comparison Test  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Recovery of potable water from wastewater is essential for the success of long-duration manned missions to the Moon and Mars. Honeywell International and a team from NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) are developing a wastewater processing subsystem that is based on centrifugal vacuum distillation. The wastewater processor, referred to as the Cascade Distillation Subsystem (CDS), utilizes an innovative and efficient multistage thermodynamic process to produce purified water. The rotary centrifugal design of the system also provides gas/liquid phase separation and liquid transport under microgravity conditions. A five-stage subsystem unit has been designed, built, delivered and integrated into the NASA JSC Advanced Water Recovery Systems Development Facility for performance testing. A major test objective of the project is to demonstrate the advancement of the CDS technology from the breadboard level to a subsystem level unit. An initial round of CDS performance testing was completed in fiscal year (FY) 2008. Based on FY08 testing, the system is now in development to support an Exploration Life Support (ELS) Project distillation comparison test expected to begin in early 2009. As part of the project objectives planned for FY09, the system will be reconfigured to support the ELS comparison test. The CDS will then be challenged with a series of human-gene-rated waste streams representative of those anticipated for a lunar outpost. This paper provides a description of the CDS technology, a status of the current project activities, and data on the system s performance to date.

Callahan, M. R.; Lubman, A.; Pickering, Karen D.

2009-01-01

193

Key distillation in quantum cryptography  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Quantum cryptography is a technique which permits two parties to communicate over an open channel and establish a shared sequence of bits known only to themselves. This task, provably impossible in classical cryptography, is accomplished by encoding the data on quantum particles and harnessing their unique properties. It is believed that no eavesdropping attack consistent with the laws of quantum theory can compromise the secret data unknowingly to the legitimate users of the channel. Any attempt by a hostile actor to monitor the data carrying particles while in transit reveals itself through transmission errors it must inevitably introduce. Unfortunately, in practice a communication is not free of errors even when no eavesdropping is present. Key distillation is a technique that permits the parties to overcome this difficulty and establish a secret key despite channel defects, under the assumption that every particle is handled independently from other particles by the enemy. In the present work, key distillation is described and its various aspects are studied. A relationship is derived between the average error rate resulting from an eavesdropping attack and the amount of information obtained by the attacker. Formal definition is developed of the security of the final key. The net throughput of secret bits in a quantum cryptosystem employing key distillation is assessed. An overview of quantum cryptographic protocols and related information theoretical results is also given.

Slutsky, Boris Aron

1998-11-01

194

Feasible separation modes for various reactive distillation systems  

SciTech Connect

The feasibility of steady states of continuous reactive distillation processes is discussed by applying the theory of static analysis (SA). The generality of this approach is proved by applying several industrial examples, all of which have different reaction schemes and thermodynamical properties. For each example process, the entire feed composition region is divided into several subregions, each of which has similar characteristics for the product composition and the column structure. The information derived by this analysis can be used effectively for the selection of the desirable feed composition and column configurations. The results of various examples indicate that the SA is a very convenient tool that provides an answer to the question of feasibility and provides hints for an early stage of design.

Giessler, S.; Danilov, R.Y.; Pisarenko, R.Y.; Serafimov, L.A.; Hasebe, S.; Hashimoto, I.

1999-10-01

195

Cryogenic mirror analysis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Due to extraordinary distances scanned by modern telescopes, optical surfaces in such telescopes must be manufactured to unimaginable standards of perfection of a few thousandths of a centimeter. The detection of imperfections of less than 1/20 of a wavelength of light, for application in the building of the mirror for the Space Infrared Telescope Facility, was undertaken. Because the mirror must be kept very cold while in space, another factor comes into effect: cryogenics. The process to test a specific morror under cryogenic conditions is described; including the follow-up analysis accomplished through computer work. To better illustrate the process and analysis, a Pyrex Hex-Core mirror is followed through the process from the laser interferometry in the lab, to computer analysis via a computer program called FRINGE. This analysis via FRINGE is detailed.

Nagy, S.

1988-01-01

196

Flexible cryogenic conduit  

DOEpatents

A flexible and relatively low cost cryogenic conduit is described. The flexible cryogenic conduit of the present invention comprises a first inner corrugated tube with single braided serving, a second outer corrugated tube with single braided serving concentric with the inner corrugated tube, and arranged outwardly about the periphery of the inner corrugated tube and between the inner and outer corrugated tubes: a superinsulation layer; a one half lap layer of polyester ribbon; a one half lap layer of copper ribbon; a spirally wound refrigeration tube; a second one half lap layer of copper ribbon; a second one half lap layer of polyester ribbon; a second superinsulation layer; a third one half lap layer of polyester ribbon; and a spirally wound stretchable and compressible filament.

Brindza, Paul Daniel (Yorktown, VA); Wines, Robin Renee (Norfolk, VA); Takacs, James Joseph (Hayes, VA)

1999-01-01

197

Cryogenic thermal diodes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Space based cryogenic thermal management systems for advanced infrared sensor platforms are a critical failure mode to the spacecraft missions they are supporting. Recent advances in cryocooler technologies have increased the achievable cooling capacities and decreased the operating temperatures of these systems, but there is still a fundamental need for redundancy in these systems. Cryogenic thermal diodes act as thermal switches, allowing heat to flow through them when in a conduction mode and restricting the flow of heat when in an isolation mode. These diodes will allow multiple cryocoolers to cool a single infrared focal plane array. The Space Dynamics Laboratory has undertaken an internal research and development effort to develop this innovative technology. This paper briefly describes the design parameters of several prototype thermal diodes that were developed and tested. .

Paulsen, Brandon R.; Batty, J. C.; Agren, John

2000-01-01

198

Cryogenic treatment of gas  

SciTech Connect

Systems and methods of treating a gas stream are described. A method of treating a gas stream includes cryogenically separating a first gas stream to form a second gas stream and a third stream. The third stream is cryogenically contacted with a carbon dioxide stream to form a fourth and fifth stream. A majority of the second gas stream includes methane and/or molecular hydrogen. A majority of the third stream includes one or more carbon oxides, hydrocarbons having a carbon number of at least 2, one or more sulfur compounds, or mixtures thereof. A majority of the fourth stream includes one or more of the carbon oxides and hydrocarbons having a carbon number of at least 2. A majority of the fifth stream includes hydrocarbons having a carbon number of at least 3 and one or more of the sulfur compounds.

Bravo, Jose Luis (Houston, TX); Harvey, III, Albert Destrehan (Kingwood, TX); Vinegar, Harold J. (Bellaire, TX)

2012-04-03

199

Oxygen chemisorption cryogenic refrigerator  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The present invention relates to a chemisorption compressor cryogenic refrigerator which employs oxygen to provide cooling at 60 to 100 K. The invention includes dual vessels containing an oxygen absorbent material, alternately heated and cooled to provide a continuous flow of high pressure oxygen, multiple heat exchangers for precooling the oxygen, a Joule-Thomson expansion valve system for expanding the oxygen to partially liquefy it and a liquid oxygen pressure vessel. The primary novelty is that, while it was believed that once oxygen combined with an element or compound the reaction could not reverse to release gaseous oxygen, in this case oxygen will indeed react in a reversible fashion with certain materials and will do so at temperatures and pressures which make it practical for incorporation into a cryogenic refrigeration system.

Jones, Jack A.

1987-10-01

200

Cryogenic support system  

DOEpatents

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.

Nicol, T.H.; Niemann, R.C.; Gonczy, J.D.

1988-11-01

201

Cryogenic support system  

DOEpatents

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.

Nicol, Thomas H. (Aurora, IL); Niemann, Ralph C. (Downers Grove, IL); Gonczy, John D. (Oak Lawn, IL)

1988-01-01

202

Cryogenic turbopump bearing materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Materials used for modern cryogenic turbopump bearings must withstand extreme conditions of loads and speeds under marginal lubrication. Naturally, these extreme conditions tend to limit the bearing life. It is possible to significantly improve the life of these bearings, however, by improving the fatigue and wear resistance of bearing alloys, and improving the strength, liquid oxygen compatibility and lubricating ability of the bearing cage materials. Improved cooling will also help to keep the bearing temperatures low and hence prolong the bearing life.

Bhat, Biliyar N.

1989-01-01

203

The Cryogenic Grating Spectrometer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Cryogenic Grating Spectrometer (CGS) first flew on the KAO in 1982 December and has been open to guest investigators since 1984 October. In the past 12 years it has completed over 100 research flights supporting 13 different principal investigators studying a variety of objects. We briefly describe the instrument, its capabilities and accomplishments, and acknowledge the people who have contributed to its development and operation.

Erickson, Edwin F.; Haas, Michael R.; Colgan, Sean W. J.; Simpson, Janet P.; Rubin, Robert H.

1995-01-01

204

Cryogenic insulation system  

Microsoft Academic Search

McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s LNG-containment system uses an inexpensive support structure to protect the primary nickel steel membrane against rupture or failure due to thermal and mechanical strains caused by loading and unloading the cryogenic liquid. The system also incorporates a novel corner support system t o react against the tension and bending of the primary liner caused by thermal stresses.

McCown

1979-01-01

205

Cryogenic insulation system  

Microsoft Academic Search

McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s LNG-containment system uses an inexpensive support structure to protect the primary nickel-steel membrane against rupture or failure due to thermal and mechanical strains caused by loading and unloading the cryogenic liquid. The system also incorporates a novel corner-support system to react against the tension and bending of the primary liner caused by thermal stresses. The primary membrane

McCown

1978-01-01

206

Cryogenic support member  

DOEpatents

A cryogenic support member is comprised of a nonmetallic rod having a depression in at least one end and a metallic end connection assembled to the rod. The metallic end connection comprises a metallic plug which conforms to the shape and is disposed in the depression and a metallic sleeve is disposed over the rod and plug. The plug and the sleeve are shrink-fitted to the depression in the rod to form a connection good in compression, tension and bending.

Niemann, R.C.; Gonczy, J.D.; Nicol, T.H.

1986-05-15

207

Column oriented Database Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Column-oriented database systems (column-stores) have attracted a lot of attention in the past few years. Column-stores, in a nutshell, store each database table column separately, with attribute values belonging to the same column stored contiguously, compressed, and densely packed, as opposed to traditional database systems that store entire records (rows) one after the other. Reading a subset of a table's

Daniel J. Abadi; Peter A. Boncz; Stavros Harizopoulos

2009-01-01

208

Cryogenic Treatment of Metal Parts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Cryogenic treatment and its variables have been described. Results of eight engineering tests carried out on cryotreated parts have been presented. Cryogenic treatment of metal parts enhances useful properties which in turn, improves various strengths. Our tests viz. Abrasion, Torsion, Fatigue, Tensile, Shear, Hardness and Impact on Mild steel, Cast Iron, Brass and Copper show that the cryogenic treatment improved useful properties of mild steel parts appreciably but did not show promise with brass and copper parts.

Chillar, Rahul; Agrawal, S. C.

2006-03-01

209

Cryogenic Treatment of Metal Parts  

SciTech Connect

Cryogenic treatment and its variables have been described. Results of eight engineering tests carried out on cryotreated parts have been presented. Cryogenic treatment of metal parts enhances useful properties which in turn, improves various strengths. Our tests viz. Abrasion, Torsion, Fatigue, Tensile, Shear, Hardness and Impact on Mild steel, Cast Iron, Brass and Copper show that the cryogenic treatment improved useful properties of mild steel parts appreciably but did not show promise with brass and copper parts.

Chillar, Rahul [S. P. College of Engineering, Andheri (W), Mumbai - 400 058 (India); Agrawal, S. C. [Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Colaba, Mumbai - 400 005 (India)

2006-03-31

210

Cryogenic Flow Research Facility Provisional Accuracy Statement.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Bureau of Standards and the Compressed Gas Association have jointly sponsored a research program on cryogenic flow measurement. A cryogenic flow research facility was constructed and was first used to evaluate commercially available cryogenic...

J. W. Dean J. A. Brennan D. B. Mann C. H. Kneebone

1971-01-01

211

Reference Guide for Cryogenic Properties of Materials.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A thorough knowledge of the behavior of materials at cryogenic temperatures is critical for the design of successful cryogenic systems. Over the past 50 years, a tremendous amount of material properties at cryogenic temperatures have been measured and pub...

J. G. Weisend F. E. Thompson

2003-01-01

212

Irresolvable complex mixture of hydrocarbons in soybean oil deodorizer distillate.  

PubMed

Aliphatic hydrocarbons (HCs) can be used as a fingerprint of a given seed oil. Only by characterization of aliphatic HCs could contamination by mineral oil in that seed oil be confirmed. During the isolation of squalene from soybean oil deodorizer distillate, a significant amount of unknown HCs, ca. 44 wt%, was obtained. These seemingly-easy-to-identify HCs turned out to be much more difficult to elucidate due to the presence of an irresolvable complex mixture (ICM). The objective of this study was to purify and identify the unknown ICM of aliphatic HCs from soybean oil deodorizer distillate. Purification of the ICM was successfully achieved by using modified Soxhlet extraction, followed by modified preparative column chromatography, and finally by classical preparative column chromatography. FT-IR, TLC, elemental analysis, GC/FID, NMR and GC-MS analyses were then performed on the purified HCs. The GC chromatogram detected the presence of ICM peaks comprising two major peaks and a number of minor peaks. Validation methods such as IR and NMR justified that the unknowns are saturated HCs. This work succeeded in tentatively identifying the two major peaks in the ICM as cycloalkane derivatives. PMID:22162261

Ju, Yi-Hsu; Huynh, Lien-Huong; Gunawan, Setiyo; Chern, Yaw-Terng; Kasim, Novy S

2011-12-01

213

UTILIZATION OF ACTIVATED ZEOLITE AS MOLECULAR SIEVE IN CHROMATOGRAPHIC COLUMN FOR SEPARATION OF COAL TAR COMPOUNDS Pemanfaatan Zeolit Aktif sebagai Molecular Sieve untuk Pengisi Kolom Kromatografi pada Pemisahan Komponen Tar Batu Bara  

Microsoft Academic Search

Application of activated zeolite (ZAA) as molecular sieve to separate compounds of coal tar from vaccum fractional distillation, have been done. The size of zeolite was 10-20 mesh and used as solid phase in column chromatography with length of 30 cm. The first step of the research was coal pyrolisis and the product (tar) was distillated by fractional column and

Dwi Retno; Nurotul Wahidiyah; Bambang Setiaji; Iqmal Tahir

214

Precision Cryogenic Dilatometer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A dilatometer based on a laser interferometer is being developed to measure mechanical creep and coefficients of thermal expansion (CTEs) of materials at temperatures ranging from ambient down to 15 K. This cryogenic dilatometer has been designed to minimize systematic errors that limit the best previously available dilatometers. At its prototype stage of development, this cryogenic dilatometer yields a strain measurement error of 35 ppb or 1.7 ppb/K CTE measurement error for a 20-K thermal load, for low-expansion materials in the temperature range from 310 down to 30 K. Planned further design refinements that include a provision for stabilization of the laser and addition of a high-precision sample-holding jig are expected to reduce the measurement error to 5-ppb strain error or 0.3-ppb/K CTE error for a 20-K thermal load. The dilatometer (see figure) includes a common-path, differential, heterodyne interferometer; a dual-frequency, stabilized source bench that serves as the light source for the interferometer; a cryogenic chamber in which one places the material sample to be studied; a cryogenic system for cooling the interior of the chamber to the measurement temperature; an ultra-stable alignment stage for positioning the chamber so that the sample is properly positioned with respect to the interferometer; and a data-acquisition and control system. The cryogenic chamber and the interferometer portion of the dilatometer are housed in a vacuum chamber on top of a vibration isolating optical table in a cleanroom. The sample consists of two pieces a pillar on a base both made of the same material. Using reflections of the interferometer beams from the base and the top of the pillar, what is measured is the change in length of the pillar as the temperature in the chamber is changed. In their fundamental optical and electronic principles of operation, the laser light source and the interferometer are similar to those described in Common-Path Heterodyne Interferometers (NPO-20786), NASA Tech Briefs, Vol. 25, No. 7 (July 2001), page 12a, and Interferometer for Measuring Displacement to Within 20 pm (NPO- 21221), NASA Tech Briefs, Vol. 27, No. 7 (July 2003), page 8a. However, the present designs incorporate a number of special geometric, optical, and mechanical features to minimize optical and thermal-expansion effects that contribute to measurement errors. These features include the use of low-thermal expansion materials for structural components, kinematic mounting and symmetrical placement of optical components, and several measures taken to minimize spurious reflections of laser beams.

Dudik, Matthew; Halverson, Peter; Levine-West, Marie; Marcin, Martin; Peters, Robert D.; Shaklan, Stuart

2005-01-01

215

Vapor Compression Distillation Flight Experiment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

One of the major requirements associated with operating the International Space Station is the transportation -- space shuttle and Russian Progress spacecraft launches - necessary to re-supply station crews with food and water. The Vapor Compression Distillation (VCD) Flight Experiment, managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., is a full-scale demonstration of technology being developed to recycle crewmember urine and wastewater aboard the International Space Station and thereby reduce the amount of water that must be re-supplied. Based on results of the VCD Flight Experiment, an operational urine processor will be installed in Node 3 of the space station in 2005.

Hutchens, Cindy F.

2002-01-01

216

Fiber Separation from Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles Using a Larger Elutriation Apparatus and Use of Fiber as a Feedstock for Corn Fiber Gum Production  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an earlier study, a combination of sieving and elutriation (airflow) was found to be effective in separating fiber from distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS); the elutriation column diameter used was 63 mm. Larger quantities of fractions were needed for conducting studies on coproduct production from the fractions. In this study, an elutriation apparatus with a larger elutriation column

R. Srinivasan; M. P. Yadav; R. L. Belyea; K. D. Rausch; L. E. Pruiett; D. B. Johnston; M. E. Tumbleson; V. Singh

217

A new procedure for the determination of distillation temperature distribution of high-boiling petroleum products and fractions.  

PubMed

The distribution of distillation temperatures of liquid and semi-fluid products, including petroleum fractions and products, is an important process and practical parameter. It provides information on properties of crude oil and content of particular fractions, classified on the basis of their boiling points, as well as the optimum conditions of atmospheric or vacuum distillation. At present, the distribution of distillation temperatures is often investigated by simulated distillation (SIMDIS) using capillary gas chromatography (CGC) with a short capillary column with polydimethylsiloxane as the stationary phase. This paper presents the results of investigations on the possibility of replacing currently used CGC columns for SIMDIS with a deactivated fused silica capillary tube without any stationary phase. The SIMDIS technique making use of such an empty fused silica column allows a considerable lowering of elution temperature of the analytes, which results in a decrease of the final oven temperature while ensuring a complete separation of the mixture. This eliminates the possibility of decomposition of less thermally stable mixture components and bleeding of the stationary phase which would result in an increase of the detector signal. It also improves the stability of the baseline, which is especially important in the determination of the end point of elution, which is the basis for finding the final temperature of distillation. This is the key parameter for the safety process of hydrocracking, where an excessively high final temperature of distillation of a batch can result in serious damage to an expensive catalyst bed. This paper compares the distribution of distillation temperatures of the fraction from vacuum distillation of petroleum obtained using SIMDIS with that obtained by the proposed procedure. A good agreement between the two procedures was observed. In addition, typical values of elution temperatures of n-paraffin standards obtained by the two procedures were compared. Finally, the agreement between boiling points of polar compounds determined from their retention times and actual boiling points was investigated. PMID:21153592

Boczkaj, Grzegorz; Przyjazny, Andrzej; Kami?ski, Marian

2011-03-01

218

Distillation of liquid fuels by thermogravimetry  

SciTech Connect

In this paper, design and operation of a custom-built thermogravimetric apparatus for the distillation of liquid fuels are reported. Using a sensitive balance with scale of 0.001 g and ASTM distillation glassware, several petroleum and petroleum-derived samples have been analyzed by the thermogravimetric distillation method. When the ASTM distillation glassware is replaced by a micro-scale unit, sample size could be reduced from 100 g to 5-10 g. A computer program has been developed to transfer the data into a distillation plot, e.g. Weight Percent Distilled vs. Boiling Point. It also generates a report on the characteristic distillation parameters, such as, IBP (Initial Boiling Point), FBP (Final Boiling Point), and boiling point at 50 wt% distilled. Comparison of the boiling point distributions determined by TG (thermogravimetry) with those by SimDis GC (Simulated-Distillation Gas Chromatography) on two liquid fuel samples (i.e. a decanted oil and a filtered crude oil) are also discussed in this paper.

Huang, He; Wang, Keyu; Wang, Shaojie; Klein, M.T.; Calkins, W.H.

1996-12-31

219

Cryogenic fluid transfer for exploration  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses current plans and issues for exploration that involve the use of cryogenic transfer. The benefits of cryogenic transfer to exploration missions are examined. The current state of the art of transfer technology is reviewed. Mission concepts of operation for exploration are presented, and used to qualitatively discuss the performance benefits of transfer. The paper looks at the

David J. Chato

2008-01-01

220

Vibration dampers for cryogenic turbomachinery  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper describes the development of effective and reliable minimum-weight and minimum-envelope vibration dampers for cryogenic turbines. To meet this objective, a high speed test rig was designed and fabricated, which is currently used to test a curved beam type damper. The operation, capacity, structural characteristics, measurement system, and safety features of the cryogenic damper test rig are discussed.

Palazzolo, Alan B.; Olan, Emmanuel; Ibrahim, Azman Syed; Kascak, Albert F.

1990-01-01

221

Cryogenic foam insulation: abstracted publications  

Microsoft Academic Search

A group of documents were chosen and abstracted which contain information on the properties of foam materials and on the use of foams as thermal insulation at cryogenic temperatures. The properties include thermal properties, mechanical properties, and compatibility properties with oxygen and other cryogenic fluids. Uses of foams include applications as thermal insulation for spacecraft propellant tanks, and for liquefied

1977-01-01

222

Spacelab cryogenic propellant management experiment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The conceptual design of a Spacelab cryogen management experiment was performed to demonstrate toe desirability and feasibility of subcritical cryogenic fluid orbital storage and supply. A description of the experimental apparatus, definition of supporting requirements, procedures, data analysis, and a cost estimate are included.

Cady, E. C.

1976-01-01

223

Kodak AMSD Cryogenic Test Plans  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NGST will be an IR based optical system that will operate at cryogenic temperatures. As part of the AMSD program, Kodak must demonstrate the ability of our system to perform at these very cold temperatures. Kodak will discuss the test approach that will be used for cryogenic testing at MSFC's XRCF.

Matthews, Gary; Hammon, John; Barrett, David; Russell, Kevin (Technical Monitor)

2002-01-01

224

Optical Detection Of Cryogenic Leaks  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Conceptual system identifies leakage without requiring shutdown for testing. Proposed device detects and indicates leaks of cryogenic liquids automatically. Detector makes it unnecessary to shut equipment down so it can be checked for leakage by soap-bubble or helium-detection methods. Not necessary to mix special gases or other materials with cryogenic liquid flowing through equipment.

Wyett, Lynn M.

1988-01-01

225

Magnetic bearings for cryogenic turbomachines  

Microsoft Academic Search

Magnetic bearings offer a number of advantages over gas bearings for the support of rotors in cryogenic turboexpanders and compressors. Their performance is relatively independent of the temperature or pressure of the process gas for a large range of conditions. Active magnetic bearing systems that use capacitive sensors have been developed for high speed compressors for use in cryogenic refrigerators.

Victor Iannello; Herbert Sixsmith

1991-01-01

226

Study of Cryogenic Complex Plasma.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Overall goal is to study basic physics of a complex plasma at a room temperature as well as in a cryogenic environment and to reveal novel natures of a cryogenic complex plasma produced by a stable discharge above or in super fluid liquid helium . This fi...

O. Ishihara

2008-01-01

227

Cryogenic Flow Sensor  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An acousto-optic cryogenic flow sensor (CFS) determines mass flow of cryogens for spacecraft propellant management. The CFS operates unobtrusively in a high-pressure, high-flowrate cryogenic environment to provide measurements for fluid quality as well as mass flow rate. Experimental hardware uses an optical plane-of-light (POL) to detect the onset of two-phase flow, and the presence of particles in the flow of water. Acousto-optic devices are used in laser equipment for electronic control of the intensity and position of the laser beam. Acousto-optic interaction occurs in all optical media when an acoustic wave and a laser beam are present. When an acoustic wave is launched into the optical medium, it generates a refractive index wave that behaves like a sinusoidal grating. An incident laser beam passing through this grating will diffract the laser beam into several orders. Its angular position is linearly proportional to the acoustic frequency, so that the higher the frequency, the larger the diffracted angle. If the acoustic wave is traveling in a moving fluid, the fluid velocity will affect the frequency of the traveling wave, relative to a stationary sensor. This frequency shift changes the angle of diffraction, hence, fluid velocity can be determined from the diffraction angle. The CFS acoustic Bragg grating data test indicates that it is capable of accurately determining flow from 0 to 10 meters per second. The same sensor can be used in flow velocities exceeding 100 m/s. The POL module has successfully determined the onset of two-phase flow, and can distinguish vapor bubbles from debris.

Justak, John

2010-01-01

228

Single Column Pyrotechnic Delay.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In the past, rocket assisted artillery projectiles used dual column pyrotechnic delays as a mechanism for igniting the rocket motor. The development of a single column pyrotechnic delay is discussed. Design methodology and results of testing are also disc...

W. W. Smith

1996-01-01

229

Flexible cryogenic thermosyphon  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Cryocooler and pulse tubes have been increasingly used in small and large scale cryogenic systems including the superconducting magnet systems as heat sinks to attain and keep the required temperatures. Designing the thermal link between the mechanical refrigerator and the system may present a challenge due to the mechanical stresses developed during the cool-down of the assembled systems. Also, the cross section may be too bulky for metallic conductors for given thermal specifications. In this paper, a thermosysphon with a flexible fluid link between the evaporator and condenser is presented. The working fluid used in preliminary testing is nitrogen. The results of the initial testing of the flexible thermosyphon are presented.

Celik, Dogan; Painter, Thomas

2012-06-01

230

Cryogenic insulation development  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Multilayer insulations for long term cryogenic storage are described. The development effort resulted in an insulation concept using lightweight radiation shields, separated by low conductive Dacron fiber tufts. The insulation is usually referred to as Superfloc. The fiber tufts are arranged in a triangular pattern and stand about .040 in. above the radiation shield base. Thermal and structural evaluation of Superfloc indicated that this material is a strong candidate for the development of high performance thermal protection systems because of its high strength, purge gas evacuation capability during boost, its density control and easy application to a tank.

Leonhard, K. E.

1972-01-01

231

Cryogenic support member  

DOEpatents

A cryogenic support member is comprised of a non-metallic rod having a depression in at least one end and a metallic end connection assembled to the rod. The metallic end connection comprises a metallic plug which conforms to the shape and is disposed in the depression and a metallic sleeve is disposed over the rod and plug. The plug and the sleeve are shrink-fitted to the depression in the rod to form a connection good in compression, tension and bending.

Niemann, Ralph C. (Downers Grove, IL); Gonczy, John D. (Oak Lawn, IL); Nicol, Thomas H. (Aurora, IL)

1987-01-01

232

FRIB cryogenic distribution system  

SciTech Connect

The Michigan State University Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (MSU-FRIB) helium distribution system has been revised to include bayonet/warm valve type disconnects between each cryomodule and the transfer line distribution system, similar to the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) cryogenic distribution systems. The heat loads at various temperature levels and some of the features in the design of the distribution system are outlined. The present status, the plans for fabrication, and the procurement approach for the helium distribution system are also included.

Ganni, Venkatarao [JLAB; Dixon, Kelly D. [JLAB; Laverdure, Nathaniel A. [JLAB; Knudsen, Peter N. [JLAB; Arenius, Dana M. [JLAB; Barrios, Matthew N. [Michigan State; Jones, S. [Michigan State; Johnson, M. [Michigan State; Casagrande, Fabio [Michigan State

2014-01-01

233

Cryogenic Propellant Scavenging  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A detailed description of a computer model that has been developed for assessing the feasibility of low g cryogen propellant scavenging from the space shuttle External Tank (ET) is given. Either pump-assisted or pressure-induced propellant transfer may be selected. The program will accept a wide range of input variables, including the fuel to be transferred (LOX or LH2), heat leaks, tank temperatures, and piping and equipment specifications. The model has been parametrically analyzed to determine initial design specification for the system.

Louie, B.; Kemp, N. J.; Daney, D. E.

1985-01-01

234

Nuclear Cryogenic Propulsion Stage  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The fundamental capability of Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) is game changing for space exploration. A first generation Nuclear Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (NCPS) based on NTP could provide high thrust at a specific impulse above 900 s, roughly double that of state of the art chemical engines. Characteristics of fission and NTP indicate that useful first generation systems will provide a foundation for future systems with extremely high performance. The role of the NCPS in the development of advanced nuclear propulsion systems could be analogous to the role of the DC-3 in the development of advanced aviation. Progress made under the NCPS project could help enable both advanced NTP and advanced NEP.

Houts, Michael G.; Borowski, S. K.; George, J. A.; Kim, T.; Emrich, W. J.; Hickman, R. R.; Broadway, J. W.; Gerrish, H. P.; Adams, R. B.

2012-01-01

235

Hydrotreating of Mixtures of Coal Derived Middle Distillate and Petroleum Middle Distillates.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The mixtures of 50 vol % Wandoan coal derived middle distillate (C) and 50 vol % petroleum middle distillate (Ta-Ching (T), Iranian heavy (I), Khafji (K) ) or middle distillate from Cold Lake oil sand bitumen (O) were hydrotreated using a Ni-Mo-Al2O3 cata...

T. Kondo K. Ukegawa A. Matsumura K. Koguchi

1984-01-01

236

Influence of type of distillation apparatus on chemical profiles of brazilian cachaças.  

PubMed

Brazilian cachaças (115 samples; 73 samples derived from distillation in copper pot stills, 42 samples derived from distillation in stainless steel columns), collected directly at the producers, were analyzed for the contents of 34 constituents by chromatography, inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry, and atomic absorption spectrometry. The analytical data were subjected to principal component analysis (PCA) and linear discriminant analysis (LDA). The PCA treatment led to discrimination of the two groups of cachaças, explaining 65.0% of the database variance. Using LDA and ethanal, ethyl carbamate, dimethyl sulfide, isobutyl alcohol, n-propanal, copper, ethyl acetate, and phenylmethanal as chemical descriptors, a model was developed that presented 95.1% accuracy in predicting the type of distillation apparatus. PMID:17629298

Reche, Roni Vicente; Neto, Alexandre Ferreira Leite; Silva, Alexandre Ataide Da; Galinaro, Carlos Alexandre; Osti, Renata Zachi De; Franco, Douglas Wagner

2007-08-01

237

Cryogenic Piezoelectric Actuator  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In this paper, PMN-PT single crystal piezoelectric stack actuators and flextensional actuators were designed, prototyped and characterized for space optics applications. Single crystal stack actuators with footprint of 10 mm x10 mm and the height of 50 mm were assembled using 10 mm x10mm x0.15mm PMN-PT plates. These actuators showed stroke > 65 - 85 microns at 150 V at room temperature, and > 30 microns stroke at 77 K. Flextensional actuators with dimension of 10mm x 5 mm x 7.6 mm showed stroke of >50 microns at room temperature at driving voltage of 150 V. A flextensional stack actuator with dimension of 10 mm x 5 mm x 47 mm showed stroke of approx. 285 microns at 150 V at room temperature and > 100 microns at 77K under driving of 150 V should be expected. The large cryogenic stroke and high precision of these actuators are promising for cryogenic optics applications.

Jiang, Xiaoning; Cook, William B.; Hackenberger, Wesley S.

2009-01-01

238

Cryogenics maintenance strategy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

ALMA is an interferometer composed of 66 independent systems, with specific maintenance requirements for each subsystem. To optimize the observation time and reduce downtime maintenance, requirements are very demanding. One subsystem with high maintenance efforts is cryogenics and vacuum. To organize the maintenance, the Cryogenic and Vacuum department is using and implementing different tools. These are monitoring and problem reporting systems and CMMS. This leads to different maintenance approaches: Preventive Maintenance, Corrective Maintenance and Condition Based Maintenance. In order to coordinate activities with other departments the preventive maintenance schedule is kept as flexible as systems allow. To cope with unavoidable failures, the team has to be prepared to work under any condition with the spares on time. Computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) will help to manage inventory control for reliable spare part handling, the correct record of work orders and traceability of maintenance activities. For an optimized approach the department is currently evaluating where preventive or condition based maintenance applies to comply with the individual system demand. Considering the change from maintenance contracts to in-house maintenance will help to minimize costs and increase availability of parts. Due to increased number of system and tasks the cryo team needs to grow. Training of all staff members is mandatory, in depth knowledge must be built up by doing complex maintenance activities in the Cryo group, use of advanced computerized metrology systems.

Cruzat, Fabiola

2012-09-01

239

Cryogenic fluid management experiment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The cryogenic fluid management experiment (CFME), designed to characterize subcritical liquid hydrogen storage and expulsion in the low-q space environment, is discussed. The experiment utilizes a fine mesh screen fluid management device to accomplish gas-free liquid expulsion and a thermodynamic vent system to intercept heat leak and control tank pressure. The experiment design evolved from a single flight prototype to provision for a multimission (up to 7) capability. A detailed design of the CFME, a dynamic test article, and dedicated ground support equipment were generated. All materials and parts were identified, and components were selected and specifications prepared. Long lead titanium pressurant spheres and the flight tape recorder and ground reproduce unit were procured. Experiment integration with the shuttle orbiter, Spacelab, and KSC ground operations was coordinated with the appropriate NASA centers, and experiment interfaces were defined. Phase 1 ground and flight safety reviews were conducted. Costs were estimated for fabrication and assembly of the CFME, which will become the storage and supply tank for a cryogenic fluid management facility to investigate fluid management in space.

Eberhardt, R. N.; Bailey, W. J.; Fester, D. A.

1981-01-01

240

Small scale ethanol production demonstration: comparison of packed versus plate rectifying column  

SciTech Connect

The Johnson Environmental and Energy Center with assistance from the Madison County Farm Bureau Association received a grant in 1980 from the US Department of Energy to design, fabricate, and evaluate a small scale continuous ethanol plant. In 1981, the Center received a second DOE grant to compare the economics of replacing the plate rectifying column in the initial unit with a packed rectifying column. The results of the study indicate that the distillation unit with the packed rectifying column is capable of producing 14 gallons per hour of 170 proof ethanol. The energy ratio for distillation was a positive 2:1. Cost of the packed column was considerably less than the plate column. 1 reference, 19 figures, 9 tables.

Adcock, II, L E; Eley, M H; Schroer, B J

1982-07-01

241

Cryogenic properties, processes and applications - 1986  

Microsoft Academic Search

This book presents the papers given at a conference on cryogenics. Topics considered at the conference included cryogenic refrigeration cycles and cycle analysis, compressors, thermodynamics, cryogenic heat transfer, convection, thermal insulation, safety, reliability, cryogenic applications, superconductor super collider, moderators, space vehicles, cryostats, superconducting magnets, and the design of tube-in-shell heat exchangers.

A. J. Kidnay; M. J. Hiza

1986-01-01

242

Water Purification by Membrane Distillation Process  

Microsoft Academic Search

The demineralization of water by membrane distillation (MD) has been investigated. In the first stage of investigations the tap water or boiled tap water was employed as a feed, and the water recovery coefficient exceeding 75% was achieved. The obtained concentrate was supplied to the second stage of MD installation. The quality of distillate was stable and practically independent of

Marek Gryta

2006-01-01

243

Distillation of liquid fuels by thermogravimetry.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In this paper, design and operation of a custom-built thermogravimetric apparatus for the distillation of liquid fuels are reported. Using a sensitive balance with scale of 0.001 g and ASTM distillation glassware, several petroleum and petroleum-derived s...

H. Huang K. Wang S. Wang M. T. Klein W. H. Calkins

1996-01-01

244

Membrane distillation. II. Direct contact MD  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pure water direct contact membrane distillation (DCMD) experiments were used to measure the permeability parameter associated with the molecular diffusion in membrane distillation (MD). The fluxes given by a recently reported MD model, which is based on the dusty-gas model of gas transport through porous media, showed good agreement with the experimental results over the entire range of feed temperatures

Kevin W. Lawson; Douglas R. Lloyd

1996-01-01

245

Heat transport in the membrane distillation process  

Microsoft Academic Search

Investigation of membrane distillation (MD) with a laminar flow of the streams in a module has been performed. The equations describing the heat transfer in MD capillary modules were presented and verified experimentally. The equations were derived for the calculation of the feed and distillate temperature at a layer adjacent to the membrane. The heat transfer correlations were implemented in

Marek Gryta; Maria Tomaszewska

1998-01-01

246

Distillation of Bell states in open systems  

SciTech Connect

In this work we show that the distillation protocol proposed by P. Chen et al. [Phys. Rev. A 54, 3824 (1996)] allows one to distill Bell states at any time for a system evolving in vacuum and prepared in an initial singlet. It is also shown that the same protocol, applied in nonzero temperature thermal baths, yields a considerable recovering of entanglement.

Isasi, E.; Mundarain, D. [Departamento de Fisica, Seccion de Fenomenos Opticos, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Apartado Postal 89000, Caracas 1080A (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)

2010-04-15

247

Vacuum distillation of ethanol. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective was to determine whether distillation at or below a pressure of 70 mm of Hg would produce ethanol sufficiently anhydrous to permit mixing with gasoline without separation. The reason for this is that below 70 mm of Hg, the azeotrope does not form and, theoretically, 100% ethanol can be achieved by fractional distillation. There was insufficient information available

1982-01-01

248

DIFFUSIONAL DISTILLATION IN A GAS STREAM  

Microsoft Academic Search

A laboratory plant is described where fractional water distillation for ; O¹⁸ concentration is performed by diffusional distillation into a carrier ; inert gas. The operating pressure is not less than atmospheric, while the ; operating temperature (20 to 30 deg C) allows a good separation factor to be ; achieved. The whole plant is an assembly of 100 vertical

M. Silvestri; S. Villani; N. Adorni; G. C. Angelino

1959-01-01

249

Nondistillable Entanglement Guarantees Distillable Entanglement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The monogamy of entanglement is one of the basic quantum mechanical features, which says that when two partners Alice and Bob are more entangled then either of them has to be less entangled with the third party. Here we qualitatively present the converse monogamy of entanglement: given a tripartite pure system and when Alice and Bob are entangled and nondistillable, then either of them is distillable with the third party. Our result leads to the classification of tripartite pure states based on bipartite reduced density operators, which is a novel and effective way to this long-standing problem compared to the means by stochastic local operations and classical communications. Furthermore we systematically indicate the structure of the classified states and generate them. We also extend our results to multipartite states.

Chen, Lin; Hayashi, Masahito

2013-06-01

250

Closed-Loop Helical Distillation Apparatus. Progress Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objectives of the project are to: design and construct a more efficient mash distillation unit; reduce physical size and material cost in distillation; use readily available material in the construction of distillation equipment; and improve the opera...

D. L. Gahimer

1981-01-01

251

27 CFR 19.32 - Experimental distilled spirits plants.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false Experimental distilled spirits plants. 19.32 Section 19.32 Alcohol...TREASURY ALCOHOL DISTILLED SPIRITS PLANTS Administrative and Miscellaneous Provisions...32 Experimental distilled spirits plants. (a) General. The...

2013-04-01

252

Use of a Batch Reactive Distillation with Dynamic Optimization Strategy to Achieve Industrial Grade Ethyl Acetate  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Industrial grade ethyl acetate is available with minimum purity of 85.0%. It is mostly produced by an ethanol esterification in a distillation process on both batch and continuous modes. However, researches on high purity production with short operating time are rarely achieved. Therefore, the objective in this work is to study an approach to produce ethyl acetate of 90.0% by 8 hours using a batch reactive distillation column. Based on open-loop simulations, the distillation with constant reflux ratio cannot achieve the product specification. Thus, the dynamic optimization strategy is proposed to handle this problem. For the process safety--preventing the dried column and fractured, a minimum reflux ratio must be determined in advance and then an optimal reflux profile is calculated to achieve optimal product yield. Simulation results show that the industrial grade ethyl acetate can be produced by the dynamic optimization programming with two or more time intervals. Besides, the increasing of time intervals can produce more distillate product.

Konakom, Kwantip; Saengchan, Aritsara; Kittisupakorn, Paisan; Mujtaba, Iqbal M.

2011-08-01

253

RECOVERY OF URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE FROM A PROCESS GAS STREAM BY ABSORPTION DISTILLATION TECHNIQUES EMPLOYING A LIQUID FLUOROCARBON MEDIUM  

Microsoft Academic Search

Complete recovery of uranium hexafluoride from a nitrogen-uranium ; hexafluoride mixture was accomplished with a packed column absorption-; distillation system employing perfluorodimethylcyclohexane, CâFââ, as ; the sorbent. The pilot plant operated well on a continuous basis, and the ; limiting gas and liquid rates agreed well with those predicted from standard ; correlations. For absorption, values of the height of

R. A. Ebel; C. C. Littlefield; D. C. Brater; S. H. Smiley

1959-01-01

254

Computer aided design of reactive distillation processes for the treatment of waste waters polluted with acetic acid  

Microsoft Academic Search

A theoretical study of reactive distillation processes to remove acetic acid from its 30wt% aqueous solution by esterification with n-butanol is presented. Two different column structures were identified rendering theoretically close to 100 percent conversion of acetic acid. A model capable of precisely predicting the potential phase split is used. Total costs for the new processes are estimated and compared

Jignesh Gangadwala; G. Radulescu; Achim Kienle; K. Sundmacher

2007-01-01

255

Comparison of advanced distillation control methods. Second annual report  

SciTech Connect

Detailed dynamic simulations of two industrial distillation columns (a propylene/propane splitter and a xylene/toluene column) have been used to study the issue of configuration selection for diagonal PI dual composition controls. Auto Tune Variation (ATV) identification with on-line detuning was used for tuning the diagonal proportional integral (PI) composition controls. Each configuration was evaluated with respect to steady-state relative gain array (RGA) values, sensitivity to feed composition changes, and open loop dynamic performance. Each configuration was tuned using setpoint changes over a wider range of operation for robustness and tested for feed composition upsets. Overall, configuration selection was shown to have a dominant effect upon control performance. Configuration analysis tools (e.g., RGA, condition number, disturbance sensitivity) were found to reject configuration choices that are obviously poor choices, but were unable to critically differentiate between the remaining viable choices. Configuration selection guidelines are given although it is demonstrated that the most reliable configuration selection approach is based upon testing the viable configurations using dynamic column simulators.

Riggs, J.B.

1996-11-01

256

Ultrastable Cryogenic Microwave Oscillators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ultrastable cryogenic microwave oscillators are secondary frequency standards in the microwave domain. The best of these oscillators have demonstrated a short term frequency stability in the range 10-14 to a few times 10-16. The main application for these oscillators is as flywheel oscillators for the next generation of passive atomic frequency standards, and as local oscillators in space telemetry ground stations to clean up the transmitter close in phase noise. Fractional frequency stabilities of passive atomic frequency standards are now approaching 3 x10^-14 /? where ? is the measurement time, limited only by the number of atoms that are being interrogated. This requires an interrogation oscillator whose short-term stability is of the order of 10-14 or better, which cannot be provided by present-day quartz technology. Ultrastable cryogenic microwave oscillators are based on resonators which have very high electrical Q-factors. The resolution of the resonator's linewidth is typically limited by electronics noise to about 1ppm and hence Q-factors in excess of 108 are required. As these are only attained in superconducting cavities or sapphire resonators at low temperatures, use of liquid helium cooling is mandatory, which has so far restricted these oscillators to the research or metrology laboratory. Recently, there has been an effort to dispense with the need for liquid helium and make compact flywheel oscillators for the new generation of primary frequency standards. Work is under way to achieve this goal in space-borne and mobile liquid-nitrogen-cooled systems. The best cryogenic oscillators developed to date are the ``whispering gallery'' (WG) mode sapphire resonator-oscillators of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the University of Western Australia (UWA), as well as Stanford University's superconducting cavity stabilized oscillator (SCSO). All of these oscillators have demonstrated frequency stabilities in the range of a few times 10-15 to a few times 10-16. In this contribution we review only liquid-helium-cooled secondary frequency standards, such as those just mentioned, which have attained frequency stabilities of 10-14 or better.

Mann, Anthony G.

257

Separation of butanol from acetone-butanol-ethanol fermentation by a hybrid extraction-distillation process  

Microsoft Academic Search

The alternative fuel butanol can be produced via acetone–butanol–ethanol (ABE) fermentation from biomass. The high costs for the separation of ABE from the dilute fermentation broth have so far prohibited the industrial-scale production of bio-butanol. In order to facilitate an effective and energy-efficient product removal, we suggest a hybrid extraction–distillation downstream process with ABE extraction in an external column. By

Korbinian Kraemer; Andreas Harwardt; Rob Bronneberg; Wolfgang Marquardt

2011-01-01

258

Conceptual design of a reactive distillation process for ultra-low sulfur diesel production  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on a thermodynamic analysis in terms of reaction-separation feasibility, a conceptual design of a reactive distillation column for ultra-low sulfur diesel production has been developed. The thermodynamic analysis considers the computation of reactive and non-reactive residue curve maps for a mixture that models the sulfured diesel fuel. The visualization of the reactive residue curves is posed in terms of

Tomás Viveros-García; J. Alberto Ochoa-Tapia; Ricardo Lobo-Oehmichen; J. Antonio de los Reyes-Heredia; Eduardo S. Pérez-Cisneros

2005-01-01

259

Analytical Investigation of the Sesquiterpene Hydrocarbons of Distilled Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The composition of sesquiterpene hydrocarbons of distilled lime oils of different geographic origin was analyzed in detail. Gas chromatography on capillary columns of varied polarity was employed for the optimal separation of the components in GC\\/MS. This led to the unambiguous identification of a number of sesquiterpenes. ?-Santalene, ?-amorphene, epi-?-santalene, ?-sesquiphellandrene, 4(14),7(11)-selinadiene and (E)-?-bisabolene were confirmed as so far unknown

Wolfgang Feger; Herbert Brandauer; Manfred Ziegler

1999-01-01

260

LUX Cryogenics and Circulation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

LUX is a new dark matter direct detection experiment being carried out at the Sanford Underground Research Facility, at the renewed Homestake mine in Lead, SD. The detector's large size supports effective internal shielding from natural radioactivity of the surrounding materials and environment. The LUX detector consists of a cylindrical vessel containing 350 kg of liquid xenon (LXe) cooled down and maintained at 175-K operating temperature using a novel cryogenic system. We report the efficiency of our thermosyphon-based cooling system, as well as the efficiency of a unique internal heat exchanger with standard gas phase purification using a heated getter, which allows for very high flow purification without requiring large cooling power. Such systems are required for multi-ton scale up.

Bradley, Adam

2012-10-01

261

Basic cryogenics and materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The effects of cryogenic temperatures on the mechanical and physical properties of materials are summarized. Heat capacity and thermal conductivity are considered in the context of conservation of liquid nitrogen, thermal stability of the gas stream, and the response time for changes in operating temperature. Particular attention is given to the effects of differential expansion and failure due to thermal fatigue. Factors affecting safety are discussed, including hazards created due to the inadvertent production of liquid oxygen and the physiological effects of exposure to liquid and gaseous nitrogen, such as cold burns and asphyxiation. The preference for using f.c.c. metals at low temperatures is explained in terms of their superior toughness. The limitations on the use of ferritic steels is also considered. Nonmetallic materials are discussed, mainly in the context of their LOX compatibility and their use in the form of foams and fibers as insulatants, seals, and fiber reinforced composites.

Wigley, D. A.

1985-01-01

262

Cryogenic cooler apparatus  

DOEpatents

A Malone-type final stage for utilization in a Stirling cycle cryogenic cooler apparatus includes a displacer slidable within a vessel. .sup.4 He, .sup.3 He, or a mixture thereof is made to flow in a pulsating unidirectional manner through a regenerator in the displacer by utilization of check valves in separate fluid channels. Stacked copper screen members extend through the channels and through a second static thermodynamic medium within the displacer to provide efficient lateral heat exchange and enable cooling to temperatures in the range of 3-4 K. Another embodiment utilizes sintered copper particles in the regenerator. Also described is a final stage that has a non-thermally conducting displacer having passages with check valves for directing fluid past a regenerator formed in the surrounding vessel.

Wheatley, John C. (Del Mar, CA); Paulson, Douglas N. (Del Mar, CA); Allen, Paul C. (Sunnyvale, CA)

1983-01-01

263

Cryogenic cooler apparatus  

DOEpatents

A Malone-type final stage for utilization in a Stirling cycle cryogenic cooler apparatus includes a displacer slidable within a vessel. [sup 4]He, [sup 3]He, or a mixture thereof is made to flow in a pulsating unidirectional manner through a regenerator in the displacer by utilization of check valves in separate fluid channels. Stacked copper screen members extend through the channels and through a second static thermodynamic medium within the displacer to provide efficient lateral heat exchange and enable cooling to temperatures in the range of 3--4 K. Another embodiment utilizes sintered copper particles in the regenerator. Also described is a final stage that has a non-thermally conducting displacer having passages with check valves for directing fluid past a regenerator formed in the surrounding vessel. 10 figs.

Wheatley, J.C.; Paulson, D.N.; Allen, P.C.

1983-01-04

264

Cryogenic quartz crystal microbalance  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A radiatively cooled Cryogenic Quartz Crystal Microbalance designed to monitor highly volatile contaminants on the shuttle is described. Measurements are made with two 15-MHz microbalances having removable, optically polished sensors mounted in a radiant cooler. One sensor operates below the freezing point of water and monitors contamination including that of water vapor. The second sensor is heated and monitors the contamination background. It provides a reference from which the density of the water vapor cloud enveloping the shuttle is determined. The design incorporates a low-power dissipation oscillator, heaters for ice removal, and a method for attaching second-surface mirrors to the radiator employing an indium type solder instead of a room temperature vulcanizer.

Mckeown, D.; Sonnenschein, G.; Fox, M. G.

1975-01-01

265

Cryogenics and Einstein Telescope  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The dominant noises which limit the present sensitivity of the gravitational wave detectors are the thermal noise of the suspended mirrors and the shot noise. For the third generation of gravitational wave detectors as the Einstein Telescope (ET), the reduction of the shot noise implies to increase the power stored in the detector at 1 MW level and, at the same time, to compensate the huge optic distortion due to induced thermal lensing. At low temperature it is possible to reduce both these effects. However, lowering the temperature of the test masses without injecting vibration noise from the cooling system is a technological challenge. We review here the thermal noise impact on the ultimate ET sensitivity limit and we discuss possible cryogenic configurations to cool the mirror.

Puppo, Paola; Ricci, Fulvio

2011-02-01

266

Nanodielectrics for Cryogenic Applications  

SciTech Connect

In this paper we report the recent advances in nanodielectrics that were developed and tested for cryogenic dielectric applications. The systems studied are composed of nanometer size particles. Particles were produced using either an ex-situ or in-situ technique. It is observed that there are clear differences in the structural properties of materials produced using these two approaches. Either no significant degradation or improvement in the electrical insulation properties were observed for ex-situ nano-particle samples processed with an ultrasonic processor and in-situ nano-particle samples. Nanodielectrics have the potential to be tailored with better thermal and mechanical properties without losing their electrical insulation characteristics.

Tuncer, Enis [ORNL; Sauers, Isidor [ORNL; James, David Randy [ORNL; Ellis, Alvin R [ORNL; Pace, Marshall O [ORNL; More, Karren [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Sathyamurthy, Srivatsan [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Woodward, Jonathan [ORNL; Rondinone, Adam Justin [ORNL

2009-01-01

267

Cryogenic Propulsion Stage  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The CPS is an in-space cryogenic propulsive stage based largely on state of the practice design for launch vehicle upper stages. However, unlike conventional propulsive stages, it also contains power generation and thermal control systems to limit the loss of liquid hydrogen and oxygen due to boil-off during extended in-space storage. The CPS provides the necessary (Delta)V for rapid transfer of in-space elements to their destinations or staging points (i.e., E-M L1). The CPS is designed around a block upgrade strategy to provide maximum mission/architecture flexibility. Block 1 CPS: Short duration flight times (hours), passive cryo fluid management. Block 2 CPS: Long duration flight times (days/weeks/months), active and passive cryo fluid management.

Jones, David

2011-01-01

268

Mass transfer efficiency of randomly-packed column: modeling considerations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article deals with the performance of a randomly packed distillation column depending on the effective vapor–liquid interfacial area (ae) and the flood ratio (%Fl). An approach to design with respect to the derivatives of the function ae=f(%Fl) has been evaluated using %Fl due to the Eckert flooding model. The proposed log–basis equation for ae of random packings is expected

Aynur Senol

2001-01-01

269

Correlate the flooding of packed columns a new way  

Microsoft Academic Search

Packed-column pressure-drop and flooding-point prediction has received new attention recently. These publications, like most earlier ones, focus on gas-flow-induced pressure drop, and flooding due to liquid entrainment in the packing. A few years ago, some problems occurred when packing was applied in high-pressure distillation service, such as ethylene and propylene superfractionators. Apparently, the maximum liquid-through-put capacity was lower than predicted

1994-01-01

270

Effects of water on steam rectification in a packed column  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effects of water on steam rectification, i.e., multi-stage saturated steam distillation, were investigated in a packed column. N-octane–p-xylene and 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene–1,2,4-trimethylbenzene were used as test systems. Both binary systems are nearly ideal systems and insoluble in water, thus the effects of water in steam rectification can be clearly and definitely revealed. Such unpolar organic liquid is named as “oil”. The

Qingli Qian; Hongxing Wang; Peng BAI; Guoqing Yuan

2011-01-01

271

Cascade Distiller System Performance Testing Interim Results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Cascade Distillation System (CDS) is a rotary distillation system with potential for greater reliability and lower energy costs than existing distillation systems. Based upon the results of the 2009 distillation comparison test (DCT) and recommendations of the expert panel, the Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Water Recovery Project (WRP) project advanced the technology by increasing reliability of the system through redesign of bearing assemblies and improved rotor dynamics. In addition, the project improved the CDS power efficiency by optimizing the thermoelectric heat pump (TeHP) and heat exchanger design. Testing at the NASA-JSC Advanced Exploration System Water Laboratory (AES Water Lab) using a prototype Cascade Distillation Subsystem (CDS) wastewater processor (Honeywell d International, Torrance, Calif.) with test support equipment and control system developed by Johnson Space Center was performed to evaluate performance of the system with the upgrades as compared to previous system performance. The system was challenged with Solution 1 from the NASA Exploration Life Support (ELS) distillation comparison testing performed in 2009. Solution 1 consisted of a mixed stream containing human-generated urine and humidity condensate. A secondary objective of this testing is to evaluate the performance of the CDS as compared to the state of the art Distillation Assembly (DA) used in the ISS Urine Processor Assembly (UPA). This was done by challenging the system with ISS analog waste streams. This paper details the results of the AES WRP CDS performance testing.

Callahan, Michael R.; Pensinger, Stuart; Sargusingh, Miriam J.

2014-01-01

272

Five Points on Columns  

PubMed Central

“Column,” like “gene,” has both conceptual and linguistic shortcomings. The simple question “what is a column” is not easy to answer and the word itself is not easy to replace. In the present article, I have selected five points, in no way comprehensive or canonical, but which may nevertheless serve as a prompt and aid for further discussions and re-evaluation. These are: that anatomical columns are not solid structures, that they are part of locally interdigitating systems, that any delimited column also participates in a widely distributed network, that columns are not an obligatory cortical feature, and that columns (as “modules”) occur widely in the brain in non-cortical structures. I focus on the larger scale macrocolumns, mainly from an anatomical perspective. My position is that cortical organization is inherently dynamic and likely to incorporate multiple processing styles. One can speculate that the distributed mappings within areas like piriform cortex may resemble at least one mode of neocortical processing strategy.

Rockland, Kathleen S.

2010-01-01

273

Cryogenic moderator simulations : confronting reality.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Intense Pulsed Neutron Source (IPNS) at Argonne National Laboratory is a spallation neutron source dedicated to materials research. Its three cryogenic methane moderators provide twelve neutron beams to fourteen instruments and test facilities. This r...

E. Iverson

1999-01-01

274

Adhesive for cryogenic temperature applications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Adhesive, which bonds a metal liner to a filament wound composite structure used for cryogenic pressure vessels, prevents the metal liner from buckling under depressurization. The adhesive consists of adducts of urethane and epoxy resins.

Doyle, H. M.

1969-01-01

275

Introduction to cryogenic wind tunnels  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The background to the evolution of the cryogenic wind tunnel is outlined, with particular reference to the late 60's/early 70's when efforts were begun to re-equip with larger wind tunnels. The problems of providing full scale Reynolds numbers in transonic testing were proving particularly intractible, when the notion of satisfying the needs with the cryogenic tunnel was proposed, and then adopted. The principles and advantages of the cryogenic tunnel are outlined, along with guidance on the coolant needs when this is liquid nitrogen, and with a note on energy recovery. Operational features of the tunnels are introduced with reference to a small low speed tunnel. Finally the outstanding contributions are highlighted of the 0.3-Meter Transonic Cryogenic Tunnel (TCT) at NASA Langley Research Center, and its personnel, to the furtherance of knowledge and confidence in the concept.

Goodyer, M. J.

1985-01-01

276

Cryogenic Refrigerators - An Updated Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1969, we gave efficiency, weight, volume, and cost data for 95 cryogenic refrigerators and liquefiers excluding air separation plants. Recently, the survey was repeated. The original data and those for 49 additional refrigerators and liquefiers are pre...

T. R. Strobridge

1974-01-01

277

Ames Research Center Cryogenics Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Viewgraphs describe the Ames Research Center's cryogenics program. Diagrams are given of a fluid management system, a centrifugal pump, a flow meter, a liquid helium test facility, an extra-vehicular activity coupler concept, a dewar support with passive ...

P. Kittel

1987-01-01

278

Cryogenic High Pressure Sensor Module  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A pressure sensor is provided for cryogenic, high pressure applications. A highly doped silicon piezoresistive pressure sensor is bonded to a silicon substrate in an absolute pressure sensing configuration. The absolute pressure sensor is bonded to an aluminum nitride substrate. Aluminum nitride has appropriate coefficient of thermal expansion for use with highly doped silicon at cryogenic temperatures. A group of sensors, either two sensors on two substrates or four sensors on a single substrate are packaged in a pressure vessel.

Chapman, John J. (Inventor); Shams, Qamar A. (Inventor); Powers, William T. (Inventor)

1999-01-01

279

Cryogenic, Absolute, High Pressure Sensor  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A pressure sensor is provided for cryogenic, high pressure applications. A highly doped silicon piezoresistive pressure sensor is bonded to a silicon substrate in an absolute pressure sensing configuration. The absolute pressure sensor is bonded to an aluminum nitride substrate. Aluminum nitride has appropriate coefficient of thermal expansion for use with highly doped silicon at cryogenic temperatures. A group of sensors, either two sensors on two substrates or four sensors on a single substrate are packaged in a pressure vessel.

Chapman, John J. (Inventor); Shams. Qamar A. (Inventor); Powers, William T. (Inventor)

2001-01-01

280

Cryogenic foam insulation: Abstracted publications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A group of documents were chosen and abstracted which contain information on the properties of foam materials and on the use of foams as thermal insulation at cryogenic temperatures. The properties include thermal properties, mechanical properties, and compatibility properties with oxygen and other cryogenic fluids. Uses of foams include applications as thermal insulation for spacecraft propellant tanks, and for liquefied natural gas storage tanks and pipelines.

Williamson, F. R.

1977-01-01

281

Latest developments in cryogenic safety  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Cryogenic Safety Manual, sponsored by the British Cryogenics Council, was published over 10 years ago. A new updated version is now available. Some general aspects of cryogenic safety are highlighted, and attention is drawn to some of the more unusual hazardous situations. An awareness of the physical properties of the cryogenic fluids being dealt with is important in directing attention to hazardous situations which may arise. Because of this, the more important properties of the cryogenic fluids are given, such as molecular weight, boiling point and freezing point. From these properties, hazardous situations can be deduced. There are hidden dangers that are not always easy to spot. Some of the unexpected hazards, most of which have led to deaths, are: asphyxiation (anoxia), frost bites and hypothermia, explosions, and combustion. The aim of this publication is to help bring about increased safety in the production and use of cryogenic products through a deeper appreciation of the scientific, technological and administrative steps which must be made if accidents, some fatal, are to be voided in the future.

Webster, T. J.

1983-03-01

282

Latest developments in cryogenic safety  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Cryogenic Safety Manual, sponsored by the British Cryogenics Council, was published over 10 years ago. A new updated version is now available. Some general aspects of cryogenic safety are highlighted, and attention is drawn to some of the more unusual hazardous situations. An awareness of the physical properties of the cryogenic fluids being dealt with is important in directing attention to hazardous situations which may arise. Because of this, the more important properties of the cryogenic fluids are given, such as molecular weight, boiling point and freezing point. From these properties, hazardous situations can be deduced. There are hidden dangers that are not always easy to spot. Some of the unexpected hazards, most of which have led to deaths, are: asphyxiation (anoxia), frost bites and hypothermia, explosions, and combustion. The aim of this publication is to help bring about increased safety in the production and use of cryogenic products through a deeper appreciation of the scientific, technological and administrative steps which must be made if accidents, some fatal, are to be voided in the future.

Webster, T. J.

1983-01-01

283

Economic Distribution of Distilled Spirits Within DOD.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The primary objective was to determine whether the military exchange systems provided the most economical method of distributing distilled spirits. The audit also evaluated whether using commercial distributors rather than military exchange distribution c...

S. R. Young R. D. Kidd M. A. Joseph T. J. Tonkovis S. M. Hutcherson

1998-01-01

284

Minimizing corrosion in coal liquid distillation  

DOEpatents

In an atmospheric distillation tower of a coal liquefaction process, tower materials corrosion is reduced or eliminated by introduction of boiling point differentiated streams to boiling point differentiated tower regions.

Baumert, Kenneth L. (Emmaus, PA); Sagues, Alberto A. (Lexington, KY); Davis, Burtron H. (Georgetown, KY)

1985-01-01

285

Multipartite secret key distillation and bound entanglement  

SciTech Connect

Recently it has been shown that quantum cryptography beyond pure entanglement distillation is possible and a paradigm for the associated protocols has been established. Here we systematically generalize the whole paradigm to the multipartite scenario. We provide constructions of new classes of multipartite bound entangled states, i.e., those with underlying twisted Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger (GHZ) structure and nonzero distillable cryptographic key. We quantitatively estimate the key from below with the help of the privacy squeezing technique.

Augusiak, Remigiusz; Horodecki, Pawel [Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics, Gdansk University of Technology, Narutowicza 11/12, 80-952 Gdansk (Poland) and ICFO-Institute Ciencies Fotoniques, Mediterranean Technology Park, 08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona) (Spain); Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics, Gdansk University of Technology, Narutowicza 11/12, 80-952 Gdansk (Poland)

2009-10-15

286

Inflatable Column Structure  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Lightweight structural member easy to store. Billowing between circumferential loops of fiber inflated column becomes series of cells. Each fiber subjected to same tension along entire length (though tension is different in different fibers). Member is called "isotensoid" column. Serves as jack for automobiles or structures during repairs. Also used as support for temporary bleachers or swimming pools.

Hedgepeth, J. M.

1985-01-01

287

The book review column  

Microsoft Academic Search

Welcome to the Book Reviews Column. We hope to bring you at least two reviews of books every month. In this column four books are reviewed. 1. Stable Marriage and its Relation to Other Combinatorial Problems: An Intro- duction to Algorithm Analysis by Donald Knuth. Reviewed by Tim McNichol. This book uses the stable marriage problem as motivation to look

William I. Gasarch

2004-01-01

288

Support Column of Bridge  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

Support column of bridge across Struve Slough, Highway 1. Enlargement of hole where support enters the ground is an effect of lateral shaking, which caused the concrete to break up where the column joined the bridge and was instrumental in the roadbed collapse....

2009-01-26

289

Quantum Nonlocal Boxes Exhibit Stronger Distillability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The hypothetical nonlocal box (NLB) proposed by Popescu and Rohrlich allows two spatially separated parties, Alice and Bob, to exhibit stronger than quantum correlations. If the generated correlations are weak, they can sometimes be distilled into a stronger correlation by repeated applications of the NLB. Motivated by the limited distillability of NLBs, we initiate here a study of the distillation of correlations for nonlocal boxes that output quantum states rather than classical bits (qNLBs). We propose a new protocol for distillation and show that it asymptotically distills a class of correlated quantum nonlocal boxes to the value (1)/(2)(3? {3}+1) ? 3.098076, whereas in contrast, the optimal non-adaptive parity protocol for classical nonlocal boxes asymptotically distills only to the value 3.0. We show that our protocol is an optimal non-adaptive protocol for 1, 2 and 3 qNLB copies by constructing a matching dual solution for the associated primal semidefinite program (SDP). We conclude that qNLBs are a stronger resource for nonlocality than NLBs. The main premise that develops from this conclusion is that the NLB model is not the strongest resource to investigate the fundamental principles that limit quantum nonlocality. As such, our work provides strong motivation to reconsider the status quo of the principles that are known to limit nonlocal correlations under the framework of qNLBs rather than NLBs.

Høyer, Peter; Rashid, Jibran

2013-06-01

290

Dual Cryogenic Capacitive Density Sensor  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A dual cryogenic capacitive density sensor has been developed. The device contains capacitive sensors that monitor two-phase cryogenic flow density to within 1% accuracy, which, if temperature were known, could be used to determine the ratio of liquid to gas in the line. Two of these density sensors, located a known distance apart, comprise the sensor, providing some information on the velocity of the flow. This sensor was constructed as a proposed mass flowmeter with high data acquisition rates. Without moving parts, this device is capable of detecting the density change within a two-phase cryogenic flow more than 100 times a second. Detection is enabled by a series of two sets of five parallel plates with stainless steel, cryogenically rated tubing. The parallel plates form the two capacitive sensors, which are measured by electrically isolated digital electronics. These capacitors monitor the dielectric of the flow essentially the density of the flow and can be used to determine (along with temperature) the ratio of cryogenic liquid to gas. Combining this information with the velocity of the flow can, with care, be used to approximate the total two-phase mass flow. The sensor can be operated at moderately high pressures and can be lowered into a cryogenic bath. The electronics have been substantially improved over the older sensors, incorporating a better microprocessor, elaborate ground loop protection and noise limiting circuitry, and reduced temperature sensitivity. At the time of this writing, this design has been bench tested at room temperature, but actual cryogenic tests are pending

Youngquist, Robert; Mata, Carlos; Vokrot, Peter; Cox, Robert

2009-01-01

291

27 CFR 17.162 - Receipt of distilled spirits.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 false Receipt of distilled spirits. 17.162 Section 17.162 Alcohol...LIQUORS DRAWBACK ON TAXPAID DISTILLED SPIRITS USED IN MANUFACTURING NONBEVERAGE PRODUCTS...Records § 17.162 Receipt of distilled spirits. (a) Distilled spirits...

2010-04-01

292

Cryogenic Permanent Magnet Undulators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For an in-vacuum undulator operated at small gaps the permanent magnet material needs to be highly resistant to possible electron beam exposure. At room temperature, one generally uses Sm2Co17 or high coercivity NdFeB magnets at the expense of a limited field performance. In a cryogenic permanent magnet undulator (CPMU), at a temperature of around 150 K, any NdFeB grade reveals a coercivity large enough to be radiation resistant. In particular, very high remanence NdFeB material can be used to build undulators with enhanced field and X-ray brilliance at high photon energy provided that the pre-baking of the undulator above 100 deg. C can be eliminated. The ESRF has developed a full scale 2 m long CPMU with a period of 18 mm. This prototype has been in operation on the ID6 test beamline since January 2008. A significant effort was put into the characterization of NdFeB material at low temperature, the development of dedicated magnetic measurement systems and cooling methods. The measured heat budget with beam is found to be larger than expected without compromising the smooth operation of the device. Leading on from this first experience, new CPMUs are currently being considered for the upgrade of the ESRF.

Chavanne, J.; Lebec, G.; Penel, C.; Revol, F.; Kitegi, C.

2010-06-01

293

Cryogenic Neutron Spectrometer Development  

SciTech Connect

Cryogenic microcalorimeter detectors operating at temperatures around {approx}0.1 K have been developed for the last two decades, driven mostly by the need for ultra-high energy resolution (<0.1%) in X-ray astrophysics and dark matter searches [1]. The Advanced Detector Group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has developed different cryogenic detector technologies for applications ranging from X-ray astrophysics to nuclear science and non-proliferation. In particular, we have adapted cryogenic detector technologies for ultra-high energy resolution gamma-spectroscopy [2] and, more recently, fast-neutron spectroscopy [3]. Microcalorimeters are essentially ultra-sensitive thermometers that measure the energy of the radiation from the increase in temperature upon absorption. They consist of a sensitive superconducting thermometer operated at the transition between its superconducting and its normal state, where its resistance changes very rapidly with temperature such that even the minute energies deposited by single radiation quanta are sufficient to be detectable with high precision. The energy resolution of microcalorimeters is fundamentally limited by thermal fluctuations to {Delta}E{sub FWHM} {approx} 2.355 (k{sub B}T{sup 2}C{sub abs}){sup 1/2}, and thus allows an energy below 1 keV for neutron spectrometers for an operating temperature of T {approx} 0.1 K . The {Delta}E{sub FWHM} does not depend on the energy of the incident photon or particle. This expression is equivalent to the familiar (F{var_epsilon}E{sub {gamma}}){sup 1/2} considering that an absorber at temperature T contains a total energy C{sub abs}T, and the associated fluctuation are due to variations in uncorrelated (F=1) phonons ({var_epsilon} = k{sub B}T) dominated by the background energy C{sub abs}T >> E{gamma}. The rationale behind developing a cryogenic neutron spectrometer is the very high energy resolution combined with the high efficiency. Additionally, the response function is simple and the instrument is transportable. We are currently developing a fast neutron spectrometer with 0.1% energy resolution at 1 MeV neutron energy with an efficiency of > 1%. Our fast-neutron spectrometers use boron-based and {sup 6}LiF absorber crystals with Mo/Cu thermistors readout. They have achieved an energy resolution of 5.5 keV FWHM for 2.79 MeV deposited in {sup 10}B by thermal neutron capture (fig. 1), and 46 keV FWHM for fast (MeV) neutrons absorbed in {sup 6}LiF (fig. 2). Since the energy resolution does not depend on the neutron energy, we expect a similar energy resolution for MeV neutron energies. The response function is given simply by the cross section of the capture reaction, offset from zero by the Q-value of the capture reaction. This allows straightforward discrimination against gamma-events, most of which deposit less that Q{sub 6Li} = 4.79 MeV in the {sup 6}LiF absorber, and easy deconvolution of the neutron spectrum, since there is only a single capture reaction in {sup 6}Li and the spectrum is not affected by edge effects or geometric broadening. The current challenge for microcalorimeters is their necessarily small effective pixel area, {approx}1cm{sup 3} for neutron spectrometer pixels, and their slow decay time, {approx}10ms for neutron spectrometers. The pixel size is limited by the requirement for low Cabs for high energy resolution; the decay time is set by the intrinsically weak thermal coupling between materials at low temperatures. Both issues can be addressed by fabricating large detector arrays. This will enable high-precision neutron spectrometry with high statistics, such as simulated for Pu analysis in fig 3.

Niedermayr, T; Hau, I D; Friedrich, S; Burger, A; Roy, U N; Bell, Z W

2006-03-08

294

Cryogenic Electric Motor Tested  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Technology for pollution-free "electric flight" is being evaluated in a number of NASA Glenn Research Center programs. One approach is to drive propulsive fans or propellers with electric motors powered by fuel cells running on hydrogen. For large transport aircraft, conventional electric motors are far too heavy to be feasible. However, since hydrogen fuel would almost surely be carried as liquid, a propulsive electric motor could be cooled to near liquid hydrogen temperature (-423 F) by using the fuel for cooling before it goes to the fuel cells. Motor windings could be either superconducting or high purity normal copper or aluminum. The electrical resistance of pure metals can drop to 1/100th or less of their room-temperature resistance at liquid hydrogen temperature. In either case, super or normal, much higher current density is possible in motor windings. This leads to more compact motors that are projected to produce 20 hp/lb or more in large sizes, in comparison to on the order of 2 hp/lb for large conventional motors. High power density is the major goal. To support cryogenic motor development, we have designed and built in-house a small motor (7-in. outside diameter) for operation in liquid nitrogen.

Brown, Gerald V.

2004-01-01

295

Cryogenics in United States National Programmes.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The document discusses the importance of cryogenics to national programmes, such as space, health, agriculture, transportation, conservation, and education. The purpose is to demonstrate the inter-relation between the cryogenic industry and United States ...

T. M. Flynn B. W. Birmingham

1968-01-01

296

Cryogenic Technology Development for Exploration Missions.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper reports the status and findings of different cryogenic technology research projects in support of the President s Vision for Space Exploration. The exploration systems architecture study is reviewed for cryogenic fluid management needs. It is s...

D. J. Chato

2007-01-01

297

Cryogenic Insulation System for Soft Vacuum.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The development of a cryogenic insulation system for operation under soft vacuum is presented in this paper. Conventional insulation materials for cryogenic applications can be divided into three levels of thermal performance, in terms of apparent thermal...

S. D. Augustynowicz J. E. Fesmire

1999-01-01

298

Collapsible Cryogenic Storage Vessel Project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Collapsible cryogenic storage vessels may be useful for future space exploration missions by providing long-term storage capability using a lightweight system that can be compactly packaged for launch. Previous development efforts have identified an 'inflatable' concept as most promising. In the inflatable tank concept, the cryogen is contained within a flexible pressure wall comprised of a flexible bladder to contain the cryogen and a fabric reinforcement layer for structural strength. A flexible, high-performance insulation jacket surrounds the vessel. The weight of the tank and the cryogen is supported by rigid support structures. This design concept is developed through physical testing of a scaled pressure wall, and through development of tests for a flexible Layered Composite Insulation (LCI) insulation jacket. A demonstration pressure wall is fabricated using Spectra fabric for reinforcement, and burst tested under noncryogenic conditions. An insulation test specimens is prepared to demonstrate the effectiveness of the insulation when subject to folding effects, and to examine the effect of compression of the insulation under compressive loading to simulate the pressure effect in a nonrigid insulation blanket under the action atmospheric pressure, such as would be seen in application on the surface of Mars. Although pressure testing did not meet the design goals, the concept shows promise for the design. The testing program provides direction for future development of the collapsible cryogenic vessel concept.

Fleming, David C.

2002-01-01

299

Latest developments in cryogenic safety  

SciTech Connect

The Cryogenic Safety Manual, sponsored by the British Cryogenics Council, was published over 10 years ago. A new updated version is now available. Some general aspects of cryogenic safety are highlighted, and attention is drawn to some of the more unusual hazardous situations. An awareness of the physical properties of the cryogenic fluids being dealt with is important in directing attention to hazardous situations which may arise. Because of this, the more important properties of the cryogenic fluids are given, such as molecular weight, boiling point and freezing point. From these properties, hazardous situations can be deduced. There are hidden dangers that are not always easy to spot. Some of the unexpected hazards, most of which have led to deaths, are: asphyxiation (anoxia), frost bites and hypothermia, explosions, and combustion. The aim of this publication is to help bring about increased safety in the production and use of crygenic products through a deeper appreciation of the scientific, technological and administrative steps which must be made if accidents, some fatal, are to be voided in the future.

Webster, T.J.

1983-03-01

300

Substituting Wet Distillers Grains or Condensed Distillers Solubles for Corn Grain in Finishing Diets for Yearling Heifers  

Microsoft Academic Search

A feeding trial was conducted with 790-lb yearling heifers fed an average of 121 days to evaluate replacing cracked corn and supplemental urea with wet distillers grains or condensed distillers solubles. Wet distillers grains were evaluated at 16%, 28% and 40% of diet dry matter. Condensed distillers solubles were added at 6.5% of diet dry matter. Control diets were supplemented

Allen Trenkle

1997-01-01

301

HF Cryogenic Low Noise Amplifier  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

AL/DTA and IN/SNEC had developed a demonstrator of an RF cryogenic LNA in order to improve the links budget of remote sensing earth station. Working in X band, the cooled LNA allows to reduce efficiently the size of the antennas. So, this solution offers a cheaper alternative to the actual technology used in this area. This demonstrator operates at 80 K cryogenic temperature and makes use of high reliability Stirling cryocooler. The specifications were a noise temperature level lower than 25 K at 50°C room temperature, a gain of 45 dB and MTBF higher than 20.000 hours. The integration of the LNA with the cryogenics is detailed and the thermal performance test results are presented. This work has been performed under CNES R&T contract.

Trollier, T.; Ravex, A.; Butin, D.

2004-06-01

302

Latest developments in cryogenic safety  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Cryogenic Safety Manual, published under the auspices of the British Cryogenics Council, is summarized. Since an awareness of the physical properties of the cryogenic fluids being dealt with is considered important in directing attention to hazardous situations which may arise, the manual lists the more important properties, such as molecular weight, boiling point, and freezing point. Since hydrogen and helium are very light, the possibility arises of explosive mixtures being formed at high points in buildings. Since argon is unexpectedly heavy, its removal requires suction rather than blowing. It is also pointed out that the use of inert liquid nitrogen can lead to the creation of a noninert atmosphere which supports combustion because it contains oxygen. Attention is also given to the danger of asphyxiation posed by the growing use of inert gases.

Webster, T.

1982-05-01

303

Other Cryogenic Wind Tunnel Projects  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The first cryogenic tunnel was built at the NASA Langley Research Center in 1972. Since then, many cryogenic wind-tunnels have been built at aeronautical research centers around the world. In this lecture some of the more interesting and significant of these projects that have not been covered by other lecturers at this Special Course are described. In this lecture authors describe cryogenic wind-tunnel projects at research centers in four countries: China (Chinese Aeronautical Research and Development Center); England (College of Aeronautics at Cranfield, and Defence Research Agency - Bedford); Japan (National Aerospace Laboratory, University of Tsukuba, and National Defense Academy); and United States (Douglas Aircraft Co., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and NASA Langley).

Kilgore, Robert A.

1997-01-01

304

Other cryogenic wind tunnel projects  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The first cryogenic tunnel was built in 1972. Since then, many cryogenic wind-tunnel projects were started at aeronautical research centers around the world. Some of the more significant of these projects are described which are not covered by other lecturers at this Special Course. Described are cryogenic wind-tunnel projects in five countries: China (Chinese Aeronautical Research and Development Center); England (College of Aeronautics at Cranfield, and Royal Aerospace Establishment-Bedford); Japan (National Aerospace Laboratory, University of Tsukuba, and National Defense Academy); United States (Douglas Aircraft Co., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NASA Langley); and U.S.S.R. (Central Aero-Hydronamics Institute (TsAGI), Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ITAM), and Physical-Mechanical Institute at Kharkov (PMI-K).

Kilgore, Robert A.

1989-01-01

305

FOR REUSABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE CRYOGENIC PROPELLANT TANKS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Analytical and experimental studies conducted at the NASA Langley Research Center for investigating integrated cryogenic propellant tank systems for a Reusable Launch Vehicle are described. The cryogenic tanks are investigated as an integrated tank system. An integrated tank system includes the tank wall, cryogenic insulation, Thermal Protection System (TPS) attachment sub-structure, and TPS. Analysis codes are used to size the

Theodore F. Johnson; Roderick Natividad; H. Kevin Rivers; Russell Smith

306

Design and construction of a packed column simulator operating under atmospheric and reduced pressure  

Microsoft Academic Search

Distillation under reduced pressure for the separation of constituants is considered. To avoid thermic damage in columns, the most important parameters are pressure loss and resistance time. The development of a simulator, enabling the determination of the hydrodynamic parameters with the mixture air-water under different pressures for any given mixture, is carried out. A bibliographic study and a reference study,

Abdelhamid Messaoudene

1989-01-01

307

Local purity distillation with bounded classical communication  

SciTech Connect

Local pure states are an important resource for quantum computing. The problem of distilling local pure states from mixed ones can be cast in an information theoretic paradigm. The bipartite version of this problem where local purity must be distilled from an arbitrary quantum state shared between two parties, Alice and Bob, is closely related to the problem of separating quantum and classical correlations in the state and in particular, to a measure of classical correlations called the one-way distillable common randomness. In Phys. Rev. A 71, 062303 (2005), the optimal rate of local purity distillation is derived when many copies of a bipartite quantum state are shared between Alice and Bob, and the parties are allowed unlimited use of a unidirectional dephasing channel. In the present paper, we extend this result to the setting in which the use of the channel is bounded. We demonstrate that in the case of a classical-quantum system, the expression for the local purity distilled is efficiently computable and provide examples with their tradeoff curves.

Krovi, Hari; Devetak, Igor [Communication Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 (United States)

2007-07-15

308

A versatile laboratory cryogenic plant  

SciTech Connect

The Institute of Theoretical and Experimental physics has designed a versatile cryogenic plant (VCP) which can liquefy helium, hydrogen, neon, and can extract neon from a gaseous neon-helium mixture. It can also be used as a refrigerator for cryostating external objects. The versatile cryogenic plant is schematicized and the refrigerating capacity and VCP control panel are detailed. Characteristic features which distinguish the VCP from other plants are specified. The processes involved in the liquefaction of helium, hydrogen, or neon, and the cryostating and cooling of an external object are explained. The use of the plant showed it to be economic, reliable, and convenient to operate.

Dobrov, V.M.; Marevichev, I.P.; Petrova, Y.B.; Povarov, Y.I.

1983-07-01

309

Optical Cryogenic Tank Level Sensor  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Cryogenic fluids play an important role in space transportation. Liquid oxygen and hydrogen are vital fuel components for liquid rocket engines. It is also difficult to accurately measure the liquid level in the cryogenic tanks containing the liquids. The current methods use thermocouple rakes, floats, or sonic meters to measure tank level. Thermocouples have problems examining the boundary between the boiling liquid and the gas inside the tanks. They are also slow to respond to temperature changes. Sonic meters need to be mounted inside the tank, but still above the liquid level. This causes problems for full tanks, or tanks that are being rotated to lie on their side.

Duffell, Amanda

2005-01-01

310

A piezoelectric cryogenic heat switch.  

PubMed

We have measured the thermal conductance of a mechanical heat switch actuated by a piezoelectric positioner, the PZHS (PieZo electric Heat Switch), at cryogenic temperatures. The thermal conductance of the PZHS was measured between 4 K and 10 K, and on/off conductance ratios of about 100-200 at lowest and highest measures temperature were achieved when the positioner applied its maximum force of 8 N, respectively. We discuss the advantages of using this system in cryogenic applications, and estimate the ultimate performance of an ideal PZHS. PMID:24985863

Jahromi, Amir E; Sullivan, Dan F

2014-06-01

311

Cryogenic thermal diode heat pipes  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The development of spiral artery cryogenic thermal diode heat pipes was continued. Ethane was the working fluid and stainless steel the heat pipe material in all cases. The major tasks included: (1) building a liquid blockage (blocking orifice) thermal diode suitable for the HEPP space flight experiment; (2) building a liquid trap thermal diode engineering model; (3) retesting the original liquid blockage engineering model, and (4) investigating the startup dynamics of artery cryogenic thermal diodes. An experimental investigation was also conducted into the wetting characteristics of ethane/stainless steel systems using a specially constructed chamber that permitted in situ observations.

Alario, J.

1979-01-01

312

Cryogenic wind-tunnel technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The cryogenic concept and the advantages it offers with respect to achieving full scale Reynolds number in a moderate size tunnel at reasonable levels of dynamic pressure are described. Aspects which must be considered during the development of a facility that uses gaseous nitrogen as the test gas are examined. These include the properties of nitrogen, particularly at high pressure; isentropic expansion and normal shock flows in nitrogen; real gas ratios; and the problem of condensation. Sources of information on cryogenic technology are cited.

Kilgore, R. A.

1977-01-01

313

Comparison of Advanced Distillation Control Methods, Final Technical Report  

SciTech Connect

Detailed dynamic simulations of three industrial distillation columns (a propylene/propane splitter, a xylene/toluene column, and a depropanizer) have been used to evaluate configuration selections for single-ended and dual-composition control, as well as to compare conventional and advanced control approaches. In addition, a simulator of a main fractionator was used to compare the control performance of conventional and advanced control. For each case considered, the controllers were tuned by using setpoint changes and tested using feed composition upsets. Proportional Integral (PI) control performance was used to evaluate the configuration selection problem. For single ended control, the energy balance configuration was found to yield the best performance. For dual composition control, nine configurations were considered. It was determined that the use of dynamic simulations is required in order to identify the optimum configuration from among the nine possible choices. The optimum configurations were used to evaluate the relative control performance of conventional PI controllers, MPC (Model Predictive Control), PMBC (Process Model-Based Control), and ANN (Artificial Neural Networks) control. It was determined that MPC works best when one product is much more important than the other, while PI was superior when both products were equally important. PMBC and ANN were not found to offer significant advantages over PI and MPC. MPC was found to outperform conventional PI control for the main fractionator. MPC was applied to three industrial columns: one at Phillips Petroleum and two at Union Carbide. In each case, MPC was found to significantly outperform PI controls. The major advantage of the MPC controller is its ability to effectively handle a complex set of constraints and control objectives.

Dr. James B. Riggs

2000-11-30

314

Entanglement distillation protocols and number theory  

SciTech Connect

We show that the analysis of entanglement distillation protocols for qudits of arbitrary dimension D benefits from applying basic concepts from number theory, since the set Z{sub D}{sup n} associated with Bell diagonal states is a module rather than a vector space. We find that a partition of Z{sub D}{sup n} into divisor classes characterizes the invariant properties of mixed Bell diagonal states under local permutations. We construct a very general class of recursion protocols by means of unitary operations implementing these local permutations. We study these distillation protocols depending on whether we use twirling operations in the intermediate steps or not, and we study them both analytically and numerically with Monte Carlo methods. In the absence of twirling operations, we construct extensions of the quantum privacy algorithms valid for secure communications with qudits of any dimension D. When D is a prime number, we show that distillation protocols are optimal both qualitatively and quantitatively.

Bombin, H.; Martin-Delgado, M.A. [Departamento de Fisica Teorica I, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid (Spain)

2005-09-15

315

NASA GRC Cryogenic Seal Test Rig Capability  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

It has been about six years since any cryogenic seal tests were run at NASA GRC (Glenn Research Center). The Cryogenic Components Lab, where the cryogenic seal test rigs are located, has been shutdown due to the impending expansion of the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The current plan is to move the Cryogenic Components Lab (CCL), Cells I and 2 to NASA Plumbrook in Sandusky, Ohio. The purpose of this presentation is to inform the seal community of the cryogenic seal test rig capabilities available at NASA GRC for planning of future programs.

Proctor, Margaret

2001-01-01

316

Discussion on the Cryogenics Safety Manual  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The use of cryogenic liquids is a world-wide activity which involves many different sectors of industry. In 1970 the Safety Panel of the British Cryogenics Council published the Cryogenics Safety Manual which condensed the safety principles of the different industry sectors and set out a guide to good practice. The manual was revised in 1982 and a further revision is proposed for 1988 to reflect current operating practices in the handling of cryogenic liquids. The Manual is now widely regarded as required reading for engineers involved in cryogenic applications. This paper describes the role of the Manual as a training guide and highlights the significant changes proposed in the latest revision.

Currie, J. L.

317

Sources of Cryogenic Data and Information  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is commonly known that cryogenic data, technology, and information are applied across many military, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and civilian product lines. Before 1950, however, there was no centralized US source of cryogenic technology data. The Cryogenic Data Center of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) maintained a database of cryogenic technical documents that served the national need well from the mid 1950s to the early 1980s. The database, maintained on a mainframe computer, was a highly specific bibliography of cryogenic literature and thermophysical properties that covered over 100 years of data. In 1983, however, the Cryogenic Data Center was discontinued when NBS's mission and scope were redefined. In 1998, NASA contracted with the Chemical Propulsion Information Agency (CPIA) and Technology Applications, Inc. (TAI) to reconstitute and update Cryogenic Data Center information and establish a self-sufficient entity to provide technical services for the cryogenic community. The Cryogenic Information Center (CIC) provided this service until 2004, when it was discontinued due to a lack of market interest. The CIC technical assets were distributed to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Plans are under way in 2006 for CPIA to launch an e-commerce cryogenic website to offer bibliography data with capability to download cryogenic documents.

Mohling, R. A.; Hufferd, W. L.; Marquardt, E. D.

318

Vacuum distillation/vapor filtration water recovery  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The development and evaluation of a vacuum distillation/vapor filtration (VD/VF) water recovery system are considered. As a functional model, the system converts urine and condensates waste water from six men to potable water on a steady-state basis. The system is designed for 180-day operating durations and for function on the ground, on zero-g aircraft, and in orbit. Preparatory tasks are summarized for conducting low gravity tests of a vacuum distillation/vapor filtration system for recovering water from urine.

Honegger, R. J.; Neveril, R. B.; Remus, G. A.

1974-01-01

319

Preprototype Vapor Compression Distillation Subsystem development  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Vapor Compression Distillation (VCD) has evolved as the most promising approach to reclaim potable water from wastewater for future long-term manned space missions. Life Systems, Inc. (LSI), working with NASA, has developed a preprototype Vapor Compression Distillation Subsystem (VCDS) which processes wastewater at 1.4 kg/h. The preprototype unit weighs 143 kg, occupies a volume of 0.47 cu m, and will reclaim 96 percent of the available wastewater. This unit has been tested by LSI and is scheduled for further testing at NASA-JSC. This paper presents the preprototype VCDS design, configuration, performance data, test results and flight system projections.

Thompson, C. D.; Ellis, G. S.; Schubert, F. H.

1981-01-01

320

Contact Levelmeter for Cryogenic Liquid.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The operating principle and design of a contact levelmeter for cryogenic liquid are described. The basis of the levelmeter if a 500 omega metallized resistor. A superconductive wire with the 20 mu m diameter and 200 mm length, wound on the resi;tor, is us...

V. N. Pavlov Y. Konichek

1977-01-01

321

Background reduction in cryogenic detectors  

SciTech Connect

This paper discusses the background reduction and rejection strategy of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) experiment. Recent measurements of background levels from CDMS II at Soudan are presented, along with estimates for future improvements in sensitivity expected for a proposed SuperCDMS experiment at SNOLAB.

Bauer, Daniel A.; /Fermilab

2005-04-01

322

Cryogenic MMIC Low Noise Amplifiers  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Monolithic (MMIC) and discrete transistor (MIC) low noise amplifiers are compared on the basis of performance, cost, and reliability. The need for cryogenic LNA's for future large microwave arrays for radio astronomy is briefly discussed and data is presented on a prototype LNA for the 1 to 10 GZH range along with a very wideband LNA for the 1 to 60 GHz range.

Weinreb, S.; Gaier, T.; Fernandez, J.; Erickson, N.; Wielgus, J.

2000-01-01

323

A cryogenic slab CO laser  

Microsoft Academic Search

A compact capacitive transverse RF-discharge-pumped slab CO laser with cryogenically cooled electrodes, which operates both in the cw and repetitively pulsed regimes, is fabricated. The laser operation is studied in the free running multifrequency regime at the vibrational - rotational transitions of the fundamental (V + 1 V) vibrational bands of the CO molecule in the spectral region from 5.1

Andrei A Ionin; A Yu Kozlov; L V Seleznev; D V Sinitsyn

2009-01-01

324

Fast response cryogen level sensor  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Liquid level in cryogenic tank or pipe, or amount of gas trapped in pipeline flow, is monitored electronically by cylindrical capacitive sensor. Changes in liquid level between concentric tubes of capacitor change its impedance, varying current in drive circuit. Since it is oriented parallel to direction of liquid flow, sensor presents little resistance to moving fluid.

Fitzpatrick, J. B.; Maier, L. C.

1981-01-01

325

Foam shell cryogenic ICF target  

SciTech Connect

A uniform cryogenic layer of DT fuel is maintained in a fusion target having a low density, small pore size, low Z rigid foam shell saturated with liquid DT fuel. Capillary action prevents gravitational slumping of the fuel layer. The saturated shell may be cooled to produce a solid fuel layer.

Darling, Dale H. (Pleasanton, CA)

1987-01-01

326

ILC cryogenic systems reference design  

SciTech Connect

A Global Design Effort (GDE) began in 2005 to study a TeV scale electron-positron linear accelerator based on superconducting radio-frequency (RF) technology, called the International Linear Collider (ILC). In early 2007, the design effort culminated in a reference design for the ILC, closely based on the earlier TESLA design. The ILC will consist of two 250 GeV linacs, which provide positron-electron collisions for high energy physics research. The particle beams will be accelerated to their final energy in superconducting niobium RF cavities operating at 2 kelvin. At a length of about 12 km each, the main linacs will be the largest cryogenic systems in the ILC. Positron and electron sources, damping rings, and beam delivery systems will also have a large number and variety of other superconducting RF cavities and magnets, which require cooling at liquid helium temperatures. Ten large cryogenic plants with 2 kelvin refrigeration are envisioned to cool the main linacs and the electron and positron sources. Three smaller cryogenic plants will cool the damping rings and beam delivery system components predominately at 4.5 K. This paper describes the cryogenic systems concepts for the ILC.

Peterson, T.J.; Geynisman, M.; Klebaner, A.; Theilacker, J.; /Fermilab; Parma, V.; Tavian, L.; /CERN

2008-01-01

327

Status Of Sorption Cryogenic Refrigeration  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Report reviews sorption refrigeration. Developed for cooling infrared detectors, cryogenic research, and other advanced applications, sorption refrigerators have few moving parts, little vibration, and lifetimes of 10 years or more. Describes types of sorption stages, multistage and hybrid refrigeration systems, power requirements, cooling capacities, and advantages and disadvantages of various stages and systems.

Jones, Jack A.

1988-01-01

328

Survey of cryogenic semiconductor devices  

SciTech Connect

Improved reliability and electronic performance can be achieved in a system operated at cryogenic temperatures because of the reduction in mechanical insult and in disruptive effects of thermal energy on electronic devices. Continuing discoveries of new superconductors with ever increasing values of T{sub c} above that of liquid nitrogen temperature (LNT) have provided incentive for developing semiconductor electronic systems that may also operate in the superconductor`s liquid nitrogen bath. Because of the interest in high-temperature superconductor (HTS) devices, liquid nitrogen is the cryogen of choice and LNT is the temperature on which this review is focused. The purpose of this survey is to locate and assemble published information comparing the room temperature (298 K), performance of commercially available conventional and hybrid semiconductor device with their performance at LNT (77K), to help establish their candidacy as cryogenic electronic devices specifically for use at LNT. The approach to gathering information for this survey included the following activities. Periodicals and proceedings were searched for information on the behavior of semiconductor devices at LNT. Telephone calls were made to representatives of semiconductor industries, to semiconductor subcontractors, to university faculty members prominent for their research in the area of cryogenic semiconductors, and to representatives of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and NASA subcontractors. The sources and contacts are listed with their responses in the introduction, and a list of references appears at the end of the survey.

Talarico, L.J.; McKeever, J.W.

1996-04-01

329

37-Inch Cryogenic Demonstration Tank.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper presents the design, analysis, fabrication, and testing of a 940 mm (37-inch) diameter by 1,118 mm (44-inch) long cryogenic demonstration tank that was developed and manufactured under a contract for SRS Technologies of Huntsville, Alabama. The...

M. J. Warner D. J. Son D. M. Lester

2000-01-01

330

Level Sensor for Cryogenic Fluids  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Hot wire sensor combined with voltage-comparator circuit monitors liquid level in cryogenic-fluid storage tanks. Sensor circuit adaptable to different liquids and sensors. Constant-current source drives current through sensing probe and fixed resistor. Voltage comparator circuits interpret voltage drops to tell whether probe is immersed in liquid and is current in probe.

Simmons, N. E.; Schroff, R. A.

1983-01-01

331

Titanium alloys for cryogenic technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The most promising alloy for cryogenic technology of those tested is AT2-2. In the a+ß alloys VT3-1 and VT14 the plasticity decreases sharply at -196°C, and therefore they cannot be recommended for operation below that temperature.

L. P. Rink; L. G. Vertyukova

1967-01-01

332

Conception et Realisation d'UN Simulateur de Colonne Garnie Fonctionnant Sous Pression Atmospherique et Sous Pression Reduite (Design and Construction of a Packed Column Simulator Operating under Atmospheric and Reduced Pressure).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Distillation under reduced pressure for the separation of constituants is considered. To avoid thermic damage in columns, the most important parameters are pressure loss and resistance time. The development of a simulator, enabling the determination of th...

A. Messaoudene

1989-01-01

333

Reducing CO2 emissions and energy consumption of heat-integrated distillation systems.  

PubMed

Distillation systems are energy and power intensive processes and contribute significantly to the greenhouse gases emissions (e.g. carbon dioxide). Reducing CO2 emissions is an absolute necessity and expensive challenge to the chemical process industries in orderto meetthe environmental targets as agreed in the Kyoto Protocol. A simple model for the calculation of CO2 emissions from heat-integrated distillation systems is introduced, considering typical process industry utility devices such as boilers, furnaces, and turbines. Furnaces and turbines consume large quantities of fuels to provide electricity and process heats. As a result, they produce considerable amounts of CO2 gas to the atmosphere. Boilers are necessary to supply steam for heating purposes; besides, they are also significant emissions contributors. The model is used in an optimization-based approach to optimize the process conditions of an existing crude oil atmospheric tower in order to reduce its CO2 emissions and energy demands. It is also applied to generate design options to reduce the emissions from a novel internally heat-integrated distillation column (HIDiC). A gas turbine can be integrated with these distillation systems for larger emissions reduction and further energy savings. Results show that existing crude oil installations can save up to 21% in energy and 22% in emissions, when the process conditions are optimized. Additionally, by integrating a gas turbine, the total emissions can be reduced further by 48%. Internal heat-integrated columns can be a good alternative to conventional heat pump and other energy intensive close boiling mixtures separations. Energy savings can reach up to 100% with respect to reboiler heat requirements. Emissions of these configurations are cut down by up to 83%, compared to conventional units, and by 36%, with respect to heat pump alternatives. Importantly, cost savings and more profit are gained in parallel to emissions minimization. PMID:16190250

Gadalla, Mamdouh A; Olujic, Zarko; Jansens, Peter J; Jobson, Megan; Smith, Robin

2005-09-01

334

USING DISTILLERS GRAINS IN DAIRY CATTLE RATIONS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Distillers grains are co-products produced from the fermentation of grains for alcohol. Traditionally, alcohol was produced mainly for the beverage liquor industry, but in the last 20 years its use as an alternative fuel has increased significantly. This increased demand has led to the development of several ethanol production plants in Minnesota and the surrounding area. In 1996, it is

James G. Linn; Larry Chase

335

MODELLING OF REACTIVE DISTILLATION - PROPYLENE OXIDE PRODUCTION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Selectivity and equilibrium of chemical reactions can be significantly influenced by the distillation of one or more products from the reaction mixture. Simultaneous reaction and separation of the desired product is very important in the case of consecutive reactions. Simulation of the reactor for propylene oxide (POX) synthesis from propylenechlorohydrine (PCH) and calcium hydroxide is presented in the paper. The

M. Kotora; Z. Švandová

2005-01-01

336

Distillation plant development and cost update  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent developments in desalination technology have resulted in significant savings in cost compared with earlier plants. Both distillation and reverse osmosis processes are now viable means of water production from a seawater source in the developing countries of the MENA area as well as in the more traditional oil-producing Gulf States. Three processes are commercially available for large size plants

Neil M. Wade

2001-01-01

337

Distillation Calculations with a Programmable Calculator.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a three-step approach for teaching multicomponent distillation to undergraduates, emphasizing patterns of distribution as an aid to understanding the separation processes. Indicates that the second step can be carried out by programmable calculators. (A more complete set of programs for additional calculations is available from the…

Walker, Charles A.; Halpern, Bret L.

1983-01-01

338

Removal of water haze from distillate fuel  

SciTech Connect

A method is described for de-hazing distillate fuel which comprises adding to the fuel an organosiloxane having at least one quaternary ammonium substituted siloxane unit having the general formula R/sub a/ZSiO/sub (3-a)/2/ in which a has the value 1 or 2, each R is selected from the group consisting of substituted and unsubstituted hydrocarbon groups having up to 10 carbon atoms, provided that one R may be a hydroxyl group when a has the value 2, Z represents a quaternary ammonum group having the formula R'N/sup +/(R/sup 2/)/sub 3/X/sup -/ linked to the silicon atom of the siloxane unit, in which R' represents a divalent hydrocarbon group linking the silicon and nitrogen atoms, each R/sup 2/ represents an alkyl group having up to 20 carbon atoms and X/sup -/ represents a halogen ion, the distillate fuel containing up to about 0.1 percent by weight of water dispersed therein. The patent also describes a mixture consisting essentially of a distillate fuel and up to about 0.1 percent by weight of water based on the weight of the distillate fuel; with a de-hazing amount of an organosiloxane having at least one quaternary ammonium substituted siloxane unit.

Easton, T.; Thomas, B.

1989-04-04

339

27 CFR 19.651 - Liability for distilled spirits tax.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Liability for distilled spirits tax...651 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND...by the Vaporizing Process Liability for Distilled Spirits Tax...

2013-04-01

340

DISTILLATION OF LIGHT WATER FROM HEAVY WATER MODERATOR  

Microsoft Academic Search

A description is given of the equipment and method of operation of a ; distillation system to remove light water from heavy water moderator. The basic ; principles of the theory of distillation are reviewed. ( auth);

Bertsche

1958-01-01

341

40 CFR 1065.703 - Distillate diesel fuel.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...three grades of #2 diesel fuel specified...additives with distillate diesel fuels: (1) Cetane...Specifications for Distillate Diesel Fuel Item Units Ultra low sulfur Low sulfur High...kg 300-500 2000-4000 ASTM...

2009-07-01

342

Cryogenics and the Human Exploration of Mars  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Current plans within NASA involve extending the human exploration of space from low earth orbit into the solar system, with the first human exploration of Mars presently planned in 2011. Integral to all hum Mars mission phases is cryogenic fluid management. Cryogenic fluids will be required both as propellant and for In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU). Without safe and efficient cryogen storage human Mars missions will not be possible. Effective control and handling of cryogenic fluids is the key to affordable Mars missions, and advancing active thermal control technology is synergistic with all of NASA's exploration initiatives and with existing and future instrument cooling programs, including MTPE and Origins. Present mission scenarios for human exploration require cryogenic propellant storage for up to 1700 days and for up to 60 metric tons. These requirements represent increases of an order of magnitude over previous storage masses and lifetimes. The key cryogenic terminology areas to be addressed in human Mars missions are long-term propellant storage, cryogenic refrigeration, cryogenic liquefaction, and zero gravity fluid management. Long-term storage for the thermal control of cryogenic propellants is best accomplished with a mix of passive and active technologies. Passive technologies such as advanced multilayer insulation (MLI) concepts will be combined with the development of active coolers (cryogenic refrigerators). Candidates for long-life active cooling applications include Reverse Turbo-Brayton, Stirling, and Pulse-Tube coolers. The integration of passive and active technologies will form a hybrid system optimized to minimize the launch mass while preserving the cryogenic propellants. Since cryogenic propellants are the largest mass that Mars missions must launch from earth, even a modest reduction in the percentage of propellant carried results in a significant weight saving. This paper will present a brief overview of cryogenic fluid management technology as it applies to the current human Mars mission scenarios.

Salerno, Louis J.; Kittel, Peter; Rasky, Daniel J. (Technical Monitor)

1997-01-01

343

A Column Dispersion Experiment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Crushed glass and a Rhodamine B solution are used in a one-dimensional optically scanned column experiment to study the dispersion phenomenon in porous media. Results indicate that the described model gave satisfactory results and that the dispersion process in this experiment is basically convective. (DC)

Corapcioglu, M. Y.; Koroglu, F.

1982-01-01

344

Columns in Clay  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a clay project for students studying Greece and Rome. It provides a wonderful way to learn slab construction techniques by making small clay column capitols. With this lesson, students learn architectural vocabulary and history, understand the importance of classical architectural forms and their influence on today's…

Leenhouts, Robin

2010-01-01

345

Cryogenic processes and equipment - 1984; Proceedings of the Fifth Intersociety Cryogenics Symposium, New Orleans, LA, December 9-14, 1984  

Microsoft Academic Search

The topics of cryogenic processes for LNG and EOR, cryogenic refrigerators, components for cryogenic systems, liquid hydrogen as a fuel, cryogenic processes and equipment for large systems, and cryogenic thermodynamics and heat transfer are discussed. The papers include analysis of process efficiency for baseload LNG production, process efficiency considerations for nitrogen rejection units, design and performance analysis of gas sorption

P. J. Kerney; N. Chatterjee; D. B. Cranwford; M. El-Masri

1984-01-01

346

76 FR 19908 - Revision of Distilled Spirits Plant Regulations; Corrections  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Distilled Spirits Plant Regulations; Corrections...AGENCY: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau...The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau...distilled spirits plant regulations in the...The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau...distilled spirits plant regulations as...

2011-04-11

347

7 CFR 160.9 - Destructively distilled wood turpentine.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...shall refer to the kind of spirits of turpentine prepared from the distillate obtained in the destructive distillation (carbonization) of wood, and commonly known prior to the passage of the act as destructively distilled wood turpentine or D.D. wood...

2009-01-01

348

7 CFR 160.9 - Destructively distilled wood turpentine.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...shall refer to the kind of spirits of turpentine prepared from the distillate obtained in the destructive distillation (carbonization) of wood, and commonly known prior to the passage of the act as destructively distilled wood turpentine or D.D. wood...

2010-01-01

349

Apparatus for fractionation of certain hydrocarbons. [distillation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Apparatus for separating sharp boiling point fractions from products of cracking petroleum oil comprises a fractional condenser; a condensate outlet from the fractional condenser; a first rectifying column connected to the condensate outlet; means for taking top, bottom and side cuts from the first rectifying column; a vapor outlet from the fractional condenser; an absorber connected to the vapor outlet;

H. S. Davis; W. J. Murray

1931-01-01

350

The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) is an experiment to search for Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs). The experiment initially was deployed at a shallow underground site, and is currently deployed at a deep underground site at the Soudan Mine in Minnesota. The detectors operate at cryogenic temperature, and are capable of distinguishing nuclear recoils from WIMP interactions from various backgrounds. The detectors are shielded from background by both active and passive elements. We will describe the components of the overall experiment, and focus on the novel data acquisition system that has been develop to control and monitor the experiment via the World Wide Web. Preliminary signals from the operation at Soudan will be discussed.

Sander, Joel

2004-05-01

351

Cryogenic High-Sensitivity Magnetometer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A proposed magnetometer for use in a cryogenic environment would be sensitive enough to measure a magnetic-flux density as small as a picogauss (10(exp -16) Tesla). In contrast, a typical conventional flux-gate magnetometer cannot measure a magnetic-flux density smaller that about 1 microgauss (10(exp -10) Tesla). One version of this device, for operation near the low end of the cryogenic temperature range, would include a piece of a paramagnetic material on a platform, the temperature of which would be controlled with a periodic variation. The variation in temperature would be measured by use of a conventional germanium resistance thermometer. A superconducting coil would be wound around the paramagnetic material and coupled to a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometer.

Day, Peter; Chui, Talso; Goodstein, David

2005-01-01

352

Cryogenic mechanical design: SPIROU spectrograph  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents an overview of the PDR level mechanical and opto-mechanical design of the cryogenic spectrograph unit of the nIR spectropolarimeter (SPIROU) proposed as a new-generation instrument for CFHT. The design is driven by the need for high thermo-mechanical stability in terms of the radial velocity (RV) of 1 m/s during one night, with the requirement for thermal stability set at 1 mK/24 hours. This paper describes stress-free design of the cryogenic optical mounts, mechanical design of the custom-build cryostat, mechanical design of the optical bench, and thermal design for 1 mK thermal stability. The thermal budget was calculated using lumped-mass model thermal analysis, implemented in Modelica multi-domain modeling language. Discussion of thermal control options to achieve 1 mK thermal stability is included.

Reshetov, Vlad; Herriot, Glen; Thibault, Simon; Désaulniers, Pierre; Saddlemyer, Les; Loop, David

2012-09-01

353

Optimal control of distillation column using Non-Dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm-II  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many control problems involve simultaneous optimization of multiple performance measures that are often non-commensurable and competing with each other. The presence of multiple objectives in a problem usually gives rise to one set of optimal solutions, largely known as Pareto-optimal solutions. In this paper, the Non-Dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm-II (NSGA-II) has been successfully applied to optimization of dynamic state of

Alireza Behroozsarand; Sirous Shafiei

2011-01-01

354

Cryogenics for the superconducting module test facility  

SciTech Connect

A group of laboratories and universities, with Fermilab taking the lead, are constructing a superconducting cryomodule test facility (SMTF) in the Meson Detector Building (MDB) area at Fermilab. The facility will be used for testing and validating designs for both pulsed and CW systems. A multi phase approach is taken to construct the facility. For the initial phase of the project, cryogens for a single cavity cryomodule will be supplied from the existing Cryogenic Test Facility (CTF) that houses three Tevatron satellite refrigerators. The cooling capacity available for cryomodule testing at MDB results from the liquefaction capacity of the CTF cryogenic system. A cryogenic distribution system to supply cryogens from CTF to MDB is under construction. This paper describes plans, status and challenges of the initial phase of the SMTF cryogenic system.

Klebaner, A.L.; Theilacker, J.C.; /Fermilab

2006-01-01

355

Shuttle cryogenic supply system optimization study. Volume 4: Cryogenic cooling in environmental control systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An analysis of cryogenic fluid cooling in the environmental control system of the space shuttle was conducted. The technique for treating the cryogenic fluid storage and supply tanks and subsystems as integrated systems was developed. It was concluded that a basic incompatibility exists between the heat generated and the cryogen usage rate and cryogens cannot be used to absorb the generated heat. The use of radiators and accumulators to provide additional cooling capability is recommended.

1973-01-01

356

Cryogenic properties of unidirectional composites  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The tensile, compressive, fatigue, thermal expansion, thermal conductivity and specific heat of unidirectional laminates reinforced with boron, alumina, aramid, S-glass, E-glass, and high strength, high modulus and medium modulus carbon fibres are reviewed. The ratio of strength to thermal conductivity is used to assess the suitability of various fibre-reinforced laminates for supporting struts (experiencing compression) or straps (experiencing tension) at cryogenic temperatures. The relationships between laminate properties and reinforcement fibres are discussed.

Reed, R. P.; Golda, M.

357

Munich cryogenic detector development 1995.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

At the Technical University of Munich and the Max Planck Institute of Physics the authors are developing cryogenic detectors for the detection of small deposited energies, for example from the elastic scattering of WIMP dark matter particles, or the absorption of X-rays. Together with the University of Oxford and the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso they are preparing the CRESST experiment which uses their detectors to search for WIMP dark matter.

Absmaier, C.; Booth, N. E.; Bucci, C.; Buhler, M.; Colling, P.; Cooper, S.; von Feilitzsch, F.; Ferger, P.; Forster, G.; Gabutti, A.; Gutsche, M.; Hettl, P.; Hohne, J.; Hoss, C.; Igalson, J.; Jochum, J.; Kellner, E.; Kemmather, B.; Koch, M.; Kraus, H.; Lalak, Z.; Loidl, M.; Meier, O.; Nagel, U.; Nucciotti, A.; Olechowski, M.; Pokorski, S.; Probst, F.; van der Putte, M. J. J.; Rulofs, A.; Salmon, G. L.; Schanda, U.; Seidel, W.; Sisti, M.; Stodolsky, L.; Stolovich, A.; Zerle, L.

1995-09-01

358

Power stabilized cryogenic sapphire oscillator  

Microsoft Academic Search

Microwave oscillators of exceptional short-term stability have been realized from cryogenic sapphire resonators with loaded Q factors in excess of 109 at 11.9 GHz and 6 K. This has been achieved by a power stabilized loop oscillator with active Pound frequency stabilization. These oscillators have exhibited a fractional frequency stability of 3-4×10-15 for integration times from 0.3 to 100 s.

A. N. Luiten; A. G. Mann; M. E. Costa; D. G. Blair

1995-01-01

359

Cryogenic blackbody radiation calibration source  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A cryogenic blackbody radiation source for providing target temperatures between room temperature and -100 C was designed, fabricated, and tested. This blackbody radiation source is intended for calibration of radiometric infrared imaging systems down to -100 C. The construction and operating principles of this apparatus are described. The long term and short term stability of the radiant source have been investigated. The emittance of the source and the source radiant uniformity have been addressed.

Burkett, Cecil G., Jr.; Daryabeigi, Kamran

1992-01-01

360

Cryogenic Quenching of Steel Revisited  

Microsoft Academic Search

Subject to a continuing debate, cryogenic treatments of alloy steels have been claimed to significantly increase wear resistance and toughness through the interplay of three effects: completing martensitic transformation, promoting uniform precipitation of fine carbides and imparting residual stresses. This study reexamines effects of various heat-treatment schedules including liquid nitrogen (-196oC) and liquid helium (-269 o C) quenching on microstructure

Zbigniew Zurecki

361

Steels for cryogenic power engineering  

Microsoft Academic Search

1.The mechanical properties of the investigated steels at normal and cryogenic temperatures improve when their aluminum content increases to 10%. Further alloying with aluminum causes some impairement of the plastic and ductile properties; this is connected with the formation of a-phase in the structure of the steels.2.Magnetic permeability is practically independent of the temperature in the range 293–4°K because of

B. S. Ermakov; A. Ya. Nikolaich; V. A. Oparin

1986-01-01

362

Cryomechanism: a cryogenic rotating actuator  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Fifteen years ago, CEA started the development of cryogenic rotating actuators for the astrophysical infrared camera (VISIR) that is set on the Very Large Telescope (VLT). At the time of the VISIR first light in 2004, 10 cryogenic rotating actuators, also known as "CryoMechanisms" (CM), were present in the instrument. Today VISIR is still operating and the CM that are actuated several times a day, have no reported failure up to now. In continuation of the VISIR project, CEA undertook space qualification tests with the aim of making the CM compatible with space missions. Relying on this background, a smaller model of the mechanism has been built and tested at cryogenic temperatures. Today, the cryomechanisms are selected for the ESA/EUCLID [1] space mission. The qualification program will run throughout 2014. This paper first describes the VISIR's baseline specification, the CM design and its operation principle. Then, the upgrades for the space constrains are shown and the qualification plan with respect to vibrations, thermal cycling and life testing campaigns is given. Some results of the tests carried out on a qualification model are addressed. At end, the design improvements for the EUCLID project are presented and a summary of the CM capabilities is highlighted.

Barriere, J.-C.; Berthé, M.; Carty, M.; Duboué, B.; Fontignie, J.; Leboeuf, D.; Martignac, J.; Cara, C.; Charon, P.; Durand, G. A.; Bachet, D.

2013-09-01

363

Low-Capacity Cryogenic Refrigeration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the early 1980s, Graham Walker wrote his classic two-volume monograph Cryocoolers . Sections of that landmark work have been referenced more often and by more authors than any other cryogenic paper published in the mid-1980s. Nevertheless, in so dynamic a field, an update--one that is compact, inexpensive, and more ranging--is urgently needed. Low-Capacity Cryogenic Refrigeration provides an elementary yet comprehensive introduction to the subject, and features clear discussions of applications to scientific, medical, educational, military, and civil systems. Complementary to the earlier two-volume work, the book covers a wider range of topics and offers a wealth of information about the new developments in the last fifteen years. In addition to descriptions of all the principal methods to achieve low-capacity cryogenic refrigeration, this new volume contains a valuable guide to the literature sources, and references more advanced works. Physicists, chemists, and engineers concerned with low-temperature refrigeration will welcome this new book by an eminent authority in the subject.

Walker, G.; Bingham, E. R.

1994-08-01

364

The evolution of cryogenic safety at Fermilab  

SciTech Connect

Over the past twenty-five years, Fermilab has been involved in cryogenic technology as it relates to pursuing experimentation in high energy physics. The Laboratory has instituted a strong cryogenic safety program and has maintained a very positive safety record. The solid commitment of management and the cryogenic community to incorporating safety into the system life cycle has led to policies that set requirements and help establish consistency for the purchase and installation of equipment and the safety analysis and documentation.

Stanek, R.; Kilmer, J.

1992-12-01

365

49 CFR 173.319 - Cryogenic liquids in tank cars.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Temperature. A flammable cryogenic liquid must be loaded into...shipment of the following cryogenic liquids subject to the following...95 percent parahydrogen), cryogenic liquids must be loaded and...transfer rate test. The insulation system must be...

2010-10-01

366

49 CFR 173.319 - Cryogenic liquids in tank cars.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Temperature. A flammable cryogenic liquid must be loaded into...shipment of the following cryogenic liquids subject to the following...95 percent parahydrogen), cryogenic liquids must be loaded and...transfer rate test. The insulation system must be...

2009-10-01

367

Dynamics of cryogen deposition relative to heat extraction rate during cryogen spray cooling  

Microsoft Academic Search

Goal is to investigate how delivery nozzle design influences the cooling rate of cryogen spray as used in skin laser treatments. Cryogen was sprayed through nozzles that consist of metal tubes with either a narrow or wide diameter and two different lengths. Fast-flashlamp photography showed that the wide nozzles, in particular the long wide one, produced a cryogen jet (very

Wim Verkruysse; Boris Majaron; Guillermo Aguilar; Lars O. Svaasand; J. Stuart Nelson

2000-01-01

368

Design and construction of a packed column simulator operating under atmospheric and reduced pressure  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Distillation under reduced pressure for the separation of constituants is considered. To avoid thermic damage in columns, the most important parameters are pressure loss and resistance time. The development of a simulator, enabling the determination of the hydrodynamic parameters with the mixture air-water under different pressures for any given mixture, is carried out. A bibliographic study and a reference study, performed with a test mixture on a pilot column under reduced pressure, packed with Raschig ring are presented. The simulator and the results obtained are reported. The main hydrodynamic parameters such as pressure drop, hold-ups and flooding rate were taken into account. The packed column was considered as a reactor and the results of the residence time distribution are reported. Theoretical models show that the packed column behaves as an association of continuous stirred-tank reactors in series. A comparison between the actual column results and the simulator results demonstrate the accuracy of the simulation.

Messaoudene, Abdelhamid

1989-03-01

369

Improved micromachined column design and fluidic interconnects for programmed high-temperature gas chromatography separations.  

PubMed

This work focuses on the development and experimental evaluation of micromachined chromatographic columns for use in a commercial gas chromatography (GC) system. A vespel/graphite ferrule based compression sealing technique is presented using which leak-proof fluidic interconnection between the inlet tubing and the microchannel was achieved. This sealing technique enabled separation at temperatures up to 350°C on a ?GC column. This paper reports the first high-temperature separations in microfabricated chromatographic columns at these temperatures. A 2m microfabricated column using a double Archimedean spiral design with a square cross-section of 100?m×100?m has been developed using silicon microfabrication techniques. The microfabricated column was benchmarked against a 2m 100?m diameter commercial column and the performance between the two columns was evaluated in tests performed under identical conditions. High temperature separations of simulated distillation (ASTM2887) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (EPA8310) were performed using the ?GC column in temperature programmed mode. The demonstrated ?GC column along with the high temperature fixture offers one more solution toward potentially realizing a portable ?GC device for the detection of semi-volatile environmental pollutants and explosives without the thermal limitations reported to date with ?GC columns using epoxy based interconnect technology. PMID:24866564

Gaddes, David; Westland, Jessica; Dorman, Frank L; Tadigadapa, Srinivas

2014-07-01

370

Bubble column bioreactors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present article investigates the behavior of bubble column bioreactors with yeast culture media in the absence of cells.\\u000a To aid in the assessment of these reactors the following properties were estimated and partly theoretically treated: relative\\u000a mean gas hold-up, bubble swarm velocity, bubble size, gas\\/liquid interfacial area, energy requirement for aeration, oxygen\\u000a transfer coefficient across the gas\\/liquid interface and

K. Schügerl; J. Lücke; U. Oels

371

Behaviour of fixed-bed column for the adsorption of malachite green on surfactant-modified alumina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Prepared surfactant-modified alumina (SMA) was used to remove malachite green (MG) from aqueous media. At a dose of 10 g\\/L, SMA removed ? 99% MG (initial concentration 100 mg\\/L). The adsorption capacity (Qmax) of SMA was 185 mg\\/g as calculated from Langmuir isotherm. In a fixed-bed column study, using the MG-spiked distilled water, the column design parameters were evaluated by

Asit Das; Anjali Pal; Sandip Saha; Sanjoy K. Maji

2009-01-01

372

Squalene recovery from olive oil deodorizer distillates  

Microsoft Academic Search

Olive oil deodorization distillate contains squalene in a concentration range of 10 to 30 wt%. A process for its recovery\\u000a by supercritical carbon dioxide extraction is described. The process consists mainly of converting the free fatty acids and\\u000a the methyl and ethyl esters normally occurring in this by-product into their corresponding triglycerides. The latter are then\\u000a extracted with supercritical carbon

Paolo Bondioli; Carlo Mariani; Armando Lanzani; Enzo Fedeli; Adam Muller

1993-01-01

373

Calcium sulphate scaling in membrane distillation process  

Microsoft Academic Search

Formation of precipitates containing CaSO4 during membrane distillation, applied to the concentration of aqueous salt solutions, is discussed in this paper. It was\\u000a found that the concentration of SO42? ions in such solutions should not exceed 600 mg L?1 when they are subjected to concentration. However, concentration of sulphates at the level of 800 mg L?1 in the feed is

Marek Gryta

2009-01-01

374

Secret key distillation from shielded two-qubit states  

SciTech Connect

The quantum states corresponding to a secret key are characterized using the so-called private states, where the key part consisting of a secret key is shielded by the additional systems. Based on the construction, it was shown that a secret key can be distilled from bound entangled states. In this work, I consider the shielded two-qubit states in a key-distillation scenario and derive the conditions under which a secret key can be distilled using the recurrence protocol or the two-way classical distillation, advantage distillation together with one-way postprocessing. From the security conditions, it is shown that a secret key can be distilled from bound entangled states in a much wider range. In addition, I consider the case that in which white noise is added to quantum states and show that the classical distillation protocol still works despite a certain amount of noise although the recurrence protocol does not.

Bae, Joonwoo [School of Computational Sciences, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul 130-722 (Korea, Republic of)

2010-05-15

375

The distillation and volatility of ionic liquids  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is widely believed that a defining characteristic of ionic liquids (or low-temperature molten salts) is that they exert no measurable vapour pressure, and hence cannot be distilled. Here we demonstrate that this is unfounded, and that many ionic liquids can be distilled at low pressure without decomposition. Ionic liquids represent matter solely composed of ions, and so are perceived as non-volatile substances. During the last decade, interest in the field of ionic liquids has burgeoned, producing a wealth of intellectual and technological challenges and opportunities for the production of new chemical and extractive processes, fuel cells and batteries, and new composite materials. Much of this potential is underpinned by their presumed involatility. This characteristic, however, can severely restrict the attainability of high purity levels for ionic liquids (when they contain poorly volatile components) in recycling schemes, as well as excluding their use in gas-phase processes. We anticipate that our demonstration that some selected families of commonly used aprotic ionic liquids can be distilled at 200-300°C and low pressure, with concomitant recovery of significant amounts of pure substance, will permit these currently excluded applications to be realized.

Earle, Martyn J.; Esperança, José M. S. S.; Gilea, Manuela A.; Canongia Lopes, José N.; Rebelo, Luís P. N.; Magee, Joseph W.; Seddon, Kenneth R.; Widegren, Jason A.

2006-02-01

376

Catalytic hydroprocessing of petroleum and distillates  

SciTech Connect

There is a strong push for the processing of heavy oils, bitumen and/or residue, which carries with it some problems. These are connected with obtaining state-of-the-art technologies at reasonable capital and operating costs to the refiner. Then there are problems associated with choosing the best catalyst--one specially designed to lower considerably the high content of heteroatoms (S, N, O) and metals (V, Ni, Fe). To address the above considerations, engineers and scientists working in the processing of petroleum and distillates from different parts of the world presented papers covering different facets of residue upgrading and distillate hydrotreating. This book is a compilation of most of the papers presented in the five sessions of the symposium. The editors have broadly classified the papers in terms of content into the following four categories: catalyst deactivation; upgrading of heavy oils and residue; hydrotreating of distillates; and general papers. All papers have been processed separately for inclusion on the data base.

Oballa, M.C. [ed.] [Novacor Research and Technology Corp., Calgary, Alberta (Canada); Shih, S.S. [ed.] [Mobil Research and Development Corp., Paulsboro, NJ (United States)

1994-12-31

377

Attractor mechanism as a distillation procedure  

SciTech Connect

In a recent paper it was shown that for double extremal static spherical symmetric BPS black hole solutions in the STU model the well-known process of moduli stabilization at the horizon can be recast in a form of a distillation procedure of a three-qubit entangled state of a Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger type. By studying the full flow in moduli space in this paper we investigate this distillation procedure in more detail. We introduce a three-qubit state with amplitudes depending on the conserved charges, the warp factor, and the moduli. We show that for the recently discovered non-BPS solutions it is possible to see how the distillation procedure unfolds itself as we approach the horizon. For the non-BPS seed solutions at the asymptotically Minkowski region we are starting with a three-qubit state having seven nonequal nonvanishing amplitudes and finally at the horizon we get a Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger state with merely four nonvanishing ones with equal magnitudes. The magnitude of the surviving nonvanishing amplitudes is proportional to the macroscopic black hole entropy. A systematic study of such attractor states shows that their properties reflect the structure of the fake superpotential. We also demonstrate that when starting with the very special values for the moduli corresponding to flat directions the uniform structure at the horizon deteriorates due to errors generalizing the usual bit flips acting on the qubits of the attractor states.

Levay, Peter; Szalay, Szilard [Department of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Physics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1521 Budapest (Hungary)

2010-07-15

378

Distillation Designs for the Lunar Surface  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Gravity-based distillation methods may be applied to the purification of wastewater on the lunar base. These solutions to water processing are robust physical separation techniques, which may be more advantageous than many other techniques for their simplicity in design and operation. The two techniques can be used in conjunction with each other to obtain high purity water. The components and feed compositions for modeling waste water streams are presented in conjunction with the Aspen property system for traditional stage distillation. While the individual components for each of the waste streams will vary naturally within certain bounds, an analog model for waste water processing is suggested based on typical concentration ranges for these components. Target purity levels for recycled water are determined for each individual component based on NASA s required maximum contaminant levels for potable water Optimum parameters such as reflux ratio, feed stage location, and processing rates are determined with respect to the power consumption of the process. Multistage distillation is evaluated for components in wastewater to determine the minimum number of stages necessary for each of 65 components in humidity condensate and urine wastewater mixed streams.

Boul, Peter J.; Lange,Kevin E.; Conger, Bruce; Anderson, Molly

2010-01-01

379

The tallest column — optimality revisited  

Microsoft Academic Search

The problem of the optimal design of the tallest unloaded column under selfweight is revisited with a view towards clarifying the optimality of the design proposed by Keller and Niordson (The Tallest Column, J. Math. Mech. 16 (1966), pp. 433–446). The height of the tallest column is related to the first eigenvalue of a Sturm-Liouville operator. Since the operator associated

C. Maeve McCarthy

1999-01-01

380

Tests on slender composite columns  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes two series of load tests on slender composite columns: eight tests on concrete filled rectangular hollow steel section columns and seven tests on concrete encased rolled steel joist columns, both with end eccentricities producing moments other than single curvature bending. In all tests, normal strength concrete of grade C25\\/30 and low strength steel of grade S275 were

Yong Wang

1999-01-01

381

Designs of pulsed power cryogenic transformers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Westinghouse Electric Corporation has completed designs of three pulsed power cryogenic transformers of three pulsed power cryogenic transformers for the Los Alamos National Laboratory. These transformers will be configured to transfer their stored energy sequentially to an electro-magnetic launcher and form a three-stage power supply. The pulse transformers will act as two winding energy storage solenoids which provide a

S. K. Singh; C. J. Heyne; D. T. Hackowrth; E. J. Shestak; P. W. Eckels; J. D. Rogers

1988-01-01

382

Cryogenics for Space Observatories: Technology, Requirements, Issues  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The ability to provide cooling at cryogenic temperatures is a critical enabling technology for many of the next generation of space-based observatories and instruments. This report discusses the state of cryogenics technology and identifies and categorizes the various methods of cooling.

Schember, Helene

1989-01-01

383

Large scale cryogenic gravitational wave telescope  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract We present here the Large-scale Cryogenic Gravitational wave Tele- scope (LCGT) project which is aimed to improve the sensitivity of the existing gravitational wave projects by ten times. LCGT is the project constructing the km-scale gravitational wave detector in Japan succeeding the TAMA project, which adopts cryogenic mirrors with a higher power laser. We are planing to build it

S. Miyoki; Kazuaki Kuroda; Masatake Ohashi; Daisuke Tatsumi; Hideki Ishizuka; Masa-katsu Fujimoto; Seiji Kawamura; Ryutaro Takahashi; Koji Arai; Mitsuhiro Fukushima; Koichi Waseda; Souichi Telada; Akitoshi Ueda; Takakazu Shintomi; Akira Yamamoto; Toshikazu Suzuki; Yoshio Saito; Tomiyoshi Haruyama; Nobuaki Sato; Kimio Tsubono; Keita Kawabe; Masaki Ando; Ken-ichi Ueda; Hitoki Yoneda; Mitsuru Musha; Norikatsu Mio; Shigenori Moriwaki; Akito Araya; Nobuyuki Kanda; Mike E. Tobar

2005-01-01

384

D0 Cryogenic Auto Dialing Alarm System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Automatic Dialing system purchased by D0 is intended to help make the D0 cryogenic system operate unattended by cryogenic operating personnel. The auto dialer is completely programmable and is voice synthesized. The auto dialer was purchased with 32 b...

D. Markely

1992-01-01

385

Saturated Liquid Densities of Cryogenic Fluids  

Microsoft Academic Search

Experimental saturated liquid densities available in the literature for the cryogenic fluids, hydrogen, neon, argon, nitrogen, oxygen, carbon monoxide, and methane show that their temperature dependence can be expressed by the relationship, With the exception of hydrogen, the saturated liquid density of all the other polyatomic cryogenic fluids can be represented with ? = 0.408 and k = 2.36 giving

G. M. Agrawal; George Thodos

1971-01-01

386

Aerogel beads as cryogenic thermal insulation system  

Microsoft Academic Search

An investigation of the use of aerogel beads as thermal insulation for cryogenic applications was conducted at the Cryogenics Test Laboratory of NASA Kennedy Space Center. Steady-state liquid nitrogen boiloff methods were used to characterize the thermal performance of aerogel beads in comparison with conventional insulation products such as perlite powder and multilayer insulation (MLI). Aerogel beads produced by Cabot

J. E. Fesmire; S. D. Augustynowicz; S. Rouanet

2002-01-01

387

Bonding and Sealing Evaluations for Cryogenic Tanks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several different cryogenic tank concepts are being considered for reusable launch vehicles (RLV's). Though different tank concepts are being considered, many will require that the cryogenic insulation be evacuated and be bonded to a structure. In this work, an attempt was made to evaluate the effectiveness of maintaining a vacuum on a specimen where foam or honeycomb core was encased

David E. Glass

388

Corner structure for cryogenic insulation system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cryogenic insulation system for containers for storage of cryogenic liquefied gases such as LNG (liquid natural gas), comprised of a low temperature resistant metal, preferably high nickel steel, membrane or liner supported by a layer of reinforced foam insulation. There is provided at corners, for example at 90° corners, and disposed within the foam insulation layer, a corner structure comprised

Harbaugh

1984-01-01

389

Cryogenic Electrical Insulation and its Advantage  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper summarizes the cryogenic electrical insulation with polymers and its interesting features. At cryogenic temperature, polymers show high electric strength, extremely higher ac treeing inception voltage, low tandelta, no thermal and chemical degradation, no water tree degradation, very limited space charge injection and resulting high short-circuit treeing inception voltage, etc. Based on these features, we can call polymer at

Masayuki Nagao

2004-01-01

390

Cryogenic fluid management program flight concept definition  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Lewis Research Center's cryogenic fluid management program flight concept definition is presented in viewgraph form. Diagrams are given of the cryogenic fluid management subpallet and its configuration with the Delta launch vehicle. Information is given in outline form on feasibility studies, requirements definition, and flight experiments design.

Kroeger, Erich

1987-01-01

391

Properties of composite materials for cryogenic applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Composite materials are used in a wide variety of cryogenic applications because of their unique and highly tailorable properties. These cryogenic applications of composites may be, for the sake of discussion, classified as support structures, vessels, or electrical insulation. Examples of these applications are presented, with a brief discussion of the critical material properties associated with each application. Composite material

J. B Schutz

1998-01-01

392

Foam vessel for cryogenic fluid storage  

DOEpatents

Cryogenic storage and separator vessels made of polyolefin foams are disclosed, as are methods of storing and separating cryogenic fluids and fluid mixtures using these vessels. In one embodiment, the polyolefin foams may be cross-linked, closed-cell polyethylene foams with a density of from about 2 pounds per cubic foot to a density of about 4 pounds per cubic foot.

Spear, Jonathan D (San Francisco, CA)

2011-07-05

393

Cryogenic recondenser with remote cold box  

Microsoft Academic Search

This patent describes a cryogenic recondenser for recondensing cryogen retained in a storage vessel. The recondenser consists of: cooling means comprising a mechanical refrigerator positioned outside of the storage vessel, the means precooling a volume of gaseous refrigerant; a transfer line leading from the cooling means and removeably inserted into the storage vessel; and a JT valve at an end

A. J. Bartlett; B. R. Andeen; P. A. Lessard

1988-01-01

394

Investigation of cryogenic treatment of UHMWPE  

Microsoft Academic Search

UHMWPE has been used as a bearing material in total joint arthroplasty for many years. Wear of UHMWPE can adversely affect the performance and longevity of orthopaedic implants. Various efforts have been focused on the improvement of UHMWPE properties, including wear resistance. In this study, a cryogenic treatment was investigated for potential improvements of UHMWPE. The cryogenic treatment applied in

H. H. Trieu; L. H. Morris; M. E. Kaufman; R. Hood; L. S. Jenkins

1997-01-01

395

Transition detection studies in the cryogenic environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Boundary-layer transition detection studies were carried out in the 0.3 Meter Transonic Cryogenic Tunnel on a supercritical airfoil, using an infrared imaging system. The purpose of the experiments was to determine the extent of the temperature range in which commercially available IR systems can detect transition in cryogenic environment. The experiment was designed to take advantage of a combination of

Ehud Gartenberg; William G. Johnson Jr.; Charles B. Johnson; Debra L. Carraway; Robert E. Wright

1990-01-01

396

The cryogenic control system of BEPCII  

Microsoft Academic Search

A superconducting cryogenic system has been designed and deployed in the Beijing Electron- Positron Collider Upgrade Project (BEPCII). The system consists of a Siemens PLC (S7-PLC, Programmable Logic Controller) for the compressor control, an Allen Bradley (AB) PLC for the cryogenic equipments, and the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) that integrates the PLCs. The system fully automates the

Gang Li; Ke-Xiang Wang; Ji-Jiu Zhao; Ke-Juan Yue; Ming-Hui Dai; Yi-Ling Huang; Bo Jiang

2008-01-01

397

Large Cryogenic Germanium Detector: Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Cryogenic Germanium detectors are widely used in high energy physics and astrophysics--for example in direct dark matter searches (such as the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search experiment), or in neutrino-less double-beta decay experiments (such as MAJORANA). ...

V. Mandic

2013-01-01

398

Cryogenic/thermal system for the SIRTF cryogenic telescope assembly  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Cryogenic Telescope Assembly (CTA) houses the SIRTF Science Instruments and provides them a 1.3 K temperature heat sink. It also provides the telescope, which is maintained at 5.5 K temperature in order to achieve the low photon background required for the 160 micron detector array. This unique cryogenic/thermal system provides the necessary cooling through passive means along with use of vapor cooling from the helium gas vented from the 360 liter superfluid helium cryostat. The cryostat vacuum shell temperature is low enough that the heat load to the helium reservoir is due almost entirely to instrument power dissipation, thus resulting in a predicted lifetime over 5 years. The corresponding helium loss rate is over 7 times lower than achieved by previously flown helium-cooled instrument systems, such as IRAS, COBE, and ISO. This extraordinary performance is made possible by the highly favorable thermal environment achieved in an Earth-trailing solar orbit at a distance of about 0.3 AU from the Earth. Attaining this outer orbit with the slight lift capacity of a Delta-II launch vehicle is made possible by the mass-saving approach of having the telescope outside the cryostat and warm at launch. The general end-to-end system architecture, verification approach, and predicted performance are discussed.

Hopkins, Richard A.; Finley, Paul T.; Schweickart, Russell B.; Volz, Stephen M.

2003-03-01

399

Apparatus for distilling shale oil from oil shale  

SciTech Connect

An apparatus for distilling shale oil from oil shale comprises: a vertical type distilling furnace which is divided by two vertical partitions each provided with a plurality of vent apertures into an oil shale treating chamber and two gas chambers, said oil shale treating chamber being located between said two gas chambers in said vertical type distilling furnace, said vertical type distilling furnace being further divided by at least one horizontal partition into an oil shale distilling chamber in the lower part thereof and at least one oil shale preheating chamber in the upper part thereof, said oil shale distilling chamber and said oil shale preheating chamber communication with each other through a gap provided at an end of said horizontal partition, an oil shale supplied continuously from an oil shale supply port provided in said oil shale treating chamber at the top thereof into said oil shale treating chamber continuously moving from the oil shale preheating chamber to the oil shale distilling chamber, a high-temperature gas blown into an oil shale distilling chamber passing horizontally through said oil shale in said oil shale treating chamber, thereby said oil shale is preheated in said oil shale preheating chamber, and a gaseous shale oil is distilled from said preheated oil shale in said oil shale distilling chamber; and a separator for separating by liquefaction a gaseous shale oil from a gas containing the gaseous shale oil discharged from the oil shale preheating chamber.

Shishido, T.; Sato, Y.

1984-02-14

400

Crude oil steam distillation in steam flooding. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Steam distillation yields of sixteen crude oils from various parts of the United States have been determined at a saturated steam pressure of 200 psig. Study made to investigate the effect of steam pressure (200 to 500 psig) on steam distillation yields indicates that the maximum yields of a crude oil may be obtained at 200 psig. At a steam distillation correlation factor (V/sub w//V/sub oi/) of 15, the determined steam distillation yields range from 12 to 56% of initial oil volume for the sixteen crude oils with gravity ranging from 12 to 40/sup 0/API. Regression analysis of experimental steam distillation yields shows that the boiling temperature (simulated distillation temperature) at 20% simulated distillation yield can predict the steam distillation yields reasonably well: the standard error ranges from 2.8 to 3.5% (in yield) for V/sub w//V/sub oi/ < 5 and from 3.5 to 4.5% for V/sub w//V/sub oi/ > 5. The oil viscosity (cs) at 100/sup 0/F can predict the steam distillation yields with standard error from 3.1 to 4.3%. The API gravity can predict the steam distillation yields with standard error from 4.4 to 5.7%. Characterization factor is an unsatisfactory correlation independent variable for correlation purpose.

Wu, C.H.; Elder, R.B.

1980-08-01

401

Unpressurized Container For Cryogenic Testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Unpressurized cryostat makes mechanical testing of materials at low temperature more convenient. Maintains specimens at temperatures of -400 to -450 degree F without sealing them in gastight, vacuum-insulated container. Easy to insert and remove specimens and attach instrumentation wiring to them. Vents vapor continuously, so no danger of buildup of internal pressure from evaporating cryogenic liquid. Includes two concentric chambers with stainless-steel walls and fiber insulation. Specimen mounted in inner chamber, and such instruments as extensometers and thermocouples attached. Loose lid of polystyrene foam or other suitable material placed over vessel.

Walker, Susan B.

1989-01-01

402

Fiberglass supports for cryogenic tanks  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Analysis, design, fabrication, and test activities were conducted to develop additional technology needed for application of filament-wound fiberglass struts to cryogenic flight tankage. It was conclusively verified that monocoque cylinder or ogive struts are optimum or near-optimum for the range of lengths and loads studied, that a higher strength-to-weight ratio can be achieved for fiberglass struts than for any metallic struts, and that integrally-wrapped metallic end fittings can be used to achieve axial load transfer without reliance on bond strength or mechanical fasteners.

Keller, C. W.

1972-01-01

403

Cryogenic properties of several copolyesters  

Microsoft Academic Search

Copolyesters of polyethylene terephthalate(PET) and polyethylene-2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylate(PEN) with composition of PET\\/PEN= 100\\/0, 95\\/5, 90\\/10, 85\\/15, 70\\/30, 50\\/50, 30\\/70, 10\\/90, 0\\/100 were prepared. The mechanical properties of uniaxial-drawn films were examined at 83 K and 296 K. PET\\/PEN=90\\/10 copolymer film possessed especially excellent cryogenic properties. It was found to withstand elongations in excess of 40% at stress levels of about 400

O. Yano; A. Kimoto; H. Yamaoka

1997-01-01

404

Experimental verification of the equilibrium stage model for the dynamics of the multicomponent distillation considering the effects of energy loss  

SciTech Connect

This paper on the dynamics of multicomponent distillation is based on experimental investigations in a laboratory-scale distillation column. The concentration and temperature profiles are obtained at the steady-state operating point, and the transition behavior is observed by systematically changing the relevant operating variables. The general scope of these experiments is to evaluate and study the concentration and temperature profiles measured along the column height. The developed methodology for sampling at vacuum is explained. The experimental results are compared with theoretical calculations obtained by means of steady-state and dynamic simulation. The influence and the important of heat losses on the steady-state and dynamic behavior at high temperature levels are investigated and discussed. The aim of these studies is to prove the steady-state and dynamic simulation tool on the basis of the equilibrium stage model. It is found that the simulation results agree closely with those obtained experimentally. This refers to the concentration and temperature profiles as well as to the calculated and the experimentally used reboiler heat input. In order to achieve this good agreement, heat losses along the column height have to be taken into account in the simulation. Consequently, the consideration of heat losses is of great importance for the determination of HETP values in packed columns.

Kruse, C. [COGNIS GmbH, Duesseldorf (Germany); Fieg, G.; Jeromin, L.; Johannisbauer, W. [Henkel KGaA, Duesseldorf (Germany); Wozny, G. [TU Berlin (Germany). Inst. fuer Prozess- und Anlagentechnik

1995-05-01

405

A radiometer for monitoring column densities of infrared-active molecules  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A cryogenically cooled radiometer capable of accurately measuring the infrared background from 3.5 to 100 microns and the column density of water vapor for the low values specified for the space shuttle orbiter is described. The infrared spectral characteristics of the contaminant atmosphere are considered as well as the spectral characteristics of the natural IR background. The measurement technique is described in detail.

Witteborn, F. C.; Simpson, J. P.; Young, L. S.; Swift, C. D.; Melugin, R. K.

1975-01-01

406

Chemical composition of distillers grains, a review.  

PubMed

In recent years, increasing demand for ethanol as a fuel additive and decreasing dependency on fossil fuels have resulted in a dramatic increase in the amount of grains used for ethanol production. Dry-grind is the major process, resulting in distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) as a major coproduct. Like fuel ethanol, DDGS has quickly become a global commodity. However, high compositional variation has been the main problem hindering its use as a feed ingredient. This review provides updated information on the chemical composition of distillers grains in terms of nutrient levels, changes during dry-grind processing, and causes for large variation. The occurrence in grain feedstock and the fate of mycotoxins during processing are also covered. During processing, starch is converted to glucose and then to ethanol and carbon dioxide. Most other components are relatively unchanged but concentrated in DDGS about 3-fold over the original feedstock. Mycotoxins, if present in the original feedstock, are also concentrated. Higher fold of increases in S, Na, and Ca are mostly due to exogenous addition during processing, whereas unusual changes in inorganic phosphorus (P) and phytate P indicate phytate hydrolysis by yeast phytase. Fermentation causes major changes, but other processing steps are also responsible. The causes for varying DDGS composition are multiple, including differences in feedstock species and composition, process methods and parameters, the amount of condensed solubles added to distiller wet grains, the effect of fermentation yeast, and analytical methodology. Most of them can be attributed to the complexity of the dry-grind process itself. It is hoped that information provided in this review will improve the understanding of the dry-grind process and aid in the development of strategies to control the compositional variation in DDGS. PMID:21299215

Liu, KeShun

2011-03-01

407

Distillation by repeated measurements: Continuous spectrum case  

SciTech Connect

Repeated measurements on one part of a bipartite system strongly affect the other part that is not measured, the dynamics of which is regulated by an effective contracted evolution operator. When the spectrum of this operator is discrete, the nonmeasured system is driven into a pure state, irrespective of the initial state, provided that the spectrum satisfies certain conditions. We show here that, even in the case of continuous spectrum, an effective distillation can occur under rather general conditions. We confirm it by applying our formalism to a simple model.

Bellomo, Bruno; Compagno, Giuseppe [CNISM and Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche ed Astronomiche, Universita di Palermo, via Archirafi 36, IT-90123 Palermo (Italy); Nakazato, Hiromichi [Department of Physics, Waseda University, Tokyo 169-8555 (Japan); Yuasa, Kazuya [Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University, Tokyo 169-8050 (Japan)

2010-12-15

408

Cryogenic properties of several copolyesters  

SciTech Connect

Copolyesters of polyethylene terephthalate(PET) and polyethylene-2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylate(PEN) with composition of PET/PEN= 100/0, 95/5, 90/10, 85/15, 70/30, 50/50, 30/70, 10/90, 0/100 were prepared. The mechanical properties of uniaxial-drawn films were examined at 83 K and 296 K. PET/PEN=90/10 copolymer film possessed especially excellent cryogenic properties. It was found to withstand elongations in excess of 40% at stress levels of about 400 MPa at 83 K for PET/PEN=90/10 film uniaxial-drawn 5 times. Differential scanning calorimetry(DSC) curves of samples before and after tensile test at 83 K were compared for PET/PEN=90/10 film uniaxial-drawn 5 times. After tensile test at 83 K, the peak position of cold-crystallization shifted and the peak area between the curve and a baseline decreased, indicating that crystallization is allowed to take place during tensile test at 83 K. Dielectric loss tangent was measured in the temperature range from 18 K to the glass transition temperature. The relaxation below 100 K of PET and its copolymers was observed to be dependent on the morphology of samples. On the basis of the results obtained, relationship between the structure of polymers and their cryogenic properties has been discussed.

Yano, O.; Kimoto, A. [Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan); Yamaoka, H. [Kyoto Univ., Kyoto (Japan)

1997-06-01

409

Simulations of Cavitating Cryogenic Inducers  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Simulations of cavitating turbopump inducers at their design flow rate are presented. Results over a broad range of Nss, numbers extending from single-phase flow conditions through the critical head break down point are discussed. The flow characteristics and performance of a subscale geometry designed for water testing are compared with the fullscale configuration that employs LOX. In particular, thermal depression effects arising from cavitation in cryogenic fluids are identified and their impact on the suction performance of the inducer quantified. The simulations have been performed using the CRUNCH CFD[R] code that has a generalized multi-element unstructured framework suitable for turbomachinery applications. An advanced multi-phase formulation for cryogenic fluids that models temperature depression and real fluid property variations is employed. The formulation has been extensively validated for both liquid nitrogen and liquid hydrogen by simulating the experiments of Hord on hydrofoils; excellent estimates of the leading edge temperature and pressure depression were obtained while the comparisons in the cavity closure region were reasonable.

Dorney, Dan (Technical Monitor); Hosangadi, Ashvin; Ahuja, Vineet; Ungewitter, Ronald J.

2004-01-01

410

CRYOTE (Cryogenic Orbital Testbed) Concept  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Demonstrating cryo-fluid management (CFM) technologies in space is critical for advances in long duration space missions. Current space-based cryogenic propulsion is viable for hours, not the weeks to years needed by space exploration and space science. CRYogenic Orbital TEstbed (CRYOTE) provides an affordable low-risk environment to demonstrate a broad array of critical CFM technologies that cannot be tested in Earth's gravity. These technologies include system chilldown, transfer, handling, health management, mixing, pressure control, active cooling, and long-term storage. United Launch Alliance is partnering with Innovative Engineering Solutions, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and others to develop CRYOTE to fly as an auxiliary payload between the primary payload and the Centaur upper stage on an Atlas V rocket. Because satellites are expensive, the space industry is largely risk averse to incorporating unproven systems or conducting experiments using flight hardware that is supporting a primary mission. To minimize launch risk, the CRYOTE system will only activate after the primary payload is separated from the rocket. Flying the testbed as an auxiliary payload utilizes Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle performance excess to cost-effectively demonstrate enhanced CFM.

Gravlee, Mari; Kutter, Bernard; Wollen, Mark; Rhys, Noah; Walls, Laurie

2009-01-01

411

Cryogenic separation of gaseous mixtures  

SciTech Connect

This patent describes a cryogenic separation method for recovering C{sub 1}{sup +} hydrocarbons from cracked hydrocarbon feed gas. It comprises: introducing dry feed gas into a primary dephlegmation zone having a plurality of serially connected, sequentially colder dephlegmator units for separation of feed gas into a primary methane-rich gas stream recovered at low temperature and at least one primary liquid condensate stream rich in C{sub 2}{sup +} hydrocarbon components and containing a minor amount of methane; passing at least one primary liquid condensate stream from the primary dephlegmation zone to serially connected demethanizer fractionators, wherein a moderately low cryogenic temperature is employed in a first demethanizer fractionator unit to recover substantially all of the methane from the primary liquid condensate stream in a first demethanizer overhead vapor stream and to recover a first C{sub 2}{sup +} liquid demethanizer bottoms stream substantially free of methane; further separating at least a portion of the first demethanizer overhead vapor stream in an ultra-low temperature final demethanizer fractionator unit to recover a liquid ethene-rich predominantly C{sub 2} hydrocarbon crude product stream and a final demethanizer ultra-low temperature overhead vapor stream substantially free of C{sub 2}{sup +} hydrocarbons; and fractionating the second crude ethene stream and the first ethene-rich C{sub 2} hydrocarbon crude product stream to obtain a pure ethene product.

McCue, R.H. Jr.; Pickering, J.L. Jr.

1990-02-13

412

Shadowgraphy of transcritical cryogenic fluids  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The future of liquid-rocket propulsion depends heavily on continued development of high pressure liquid oxygen/hydrogen systems that operate near or above the propellant critical states; however, current understanding of transcritical/supercritical injection and combustion is yet lacking. The Phillips Laboratory and the United Technologies Research Center are involved in a collaborative effort to develop diagnostics for and make detailed measurements of transcritical droplet vaporization and combustion. The present shadowgraph study of transcritical cryogenic fluids is aimed at providing insight into the behavior of liquid oxygen or cryogenic stimulants as they are injected into a supercritical environment of the same or other fluids. A detailed history of transcritical injection of liquid nitrogen into gaseous nitrogen at reduced pressures of 0.63 (subcritical) to 1.05 (supercritical) is provided. Also, critical point enhancement due to gas phase solubility and mixture effects is investigated by adding helium to the nitrogen system, which causes a distinct liquid phase to re-appear at supercritical nitrogen pressures. Liquid oxygen injection into supercritical argon or nitrogen, however, does not indicate an increase in the effective critical pressure of the system.

Woodward, R. D.; Talley, D. G.; Anderson, T. J.; Winter, M.

1994-01-01

413

Models for cryogenic wind tunnels  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Model requirements, types of model construction methods, and research in new ways to build models are discussed. The 0.3-m Transonic Cryogenic Tunnel was in operation for 16 years and many 2-D airfoil pressure models were tested. In addition there were airfoil models dedicated to transition detection techniques and other specialized research. There were also a number of small 3-D models tested. A chronological development in model building technique is described which led to the construction of many successful models. The difficulties of construction are illustrated by discussing several unsuccessful model fabrication attempts. The National Transonic Facility, a newer and much larger tunnel, was used to test a variety of models including a submarine, transport and fighter configurations, and the Shuttle Orbiter. A new method of building pressure models was developed and is described. The method is centered on the concept of bonding together plates with pressure channels etched into the bond planes, which provides high density pressure instrumentation with minimum demand on parent model material. With care in the choice of materials and technique, vacuum brazing can be used to produce strong bonds without blocking pressure channels and with no bonding voids between channels. Using multiple plates, a 5 percent wing with 96 orifices was constructed and tested in a transonic cryogenic wind tunnel. Samples of test data are presented and future applications of the technology are suggested.

Lawing, Pierce L.

1989-01-01

414

Surface code implementation of block code state distillation.  

PubMed

State distillation is the process of taking a number of imperfect copies of a particular quantum state and producing fewer better copies. Until recently, the lowest overhead method of distilling states produced a single improved [formula: see text] state given 15 input copies. New block code state distillation methods can produce k improved [formula: see text] states given 3k + 8 input copies, potentially significantly reducing the overhead associated with state distillation. We construct an explicit surface code implementation of block code state distillation and quantitatively compare the overhead of this approach to the old. We find that, using the best available techniques, for parameters of practical interest, block code state distillation does not always lead to lower overhead, and, when it does, the overhead reduction is typically less than a factor of three. PMID:23736868

Fowler, Austin G; Devitt, Simon J; Jones, Cody

2013-01-01

415

Energy conservation in distillation: a technology applications manual  

SciTech Connect

Distillation is the most widely practiced technique for separating mixtures of chemical species, but it is an energy intensive process. A 10% reduction in distillation energy consumption would effect a significant savings. On a national basis this would be an annual savings of 200 trillion Btu, or the equivalent of 36.5 million barrels of oil per year. Technology to achieve these savings in distillation energy is available and measures are presented to assist process engineers in technical and economic analysis of the energy conservation measures most suitable for particular distillation applications. The manual catalogs all of the energy conservation options applicable to distillation and the options by the investment required; describes in detail the options having a significant potential to reduce distillation energy requirements economically; provides guidelines that will allow the plant engineer to quickly screen each option for his application; and provides short-cut calculation procedures for use in a preliminary economic analysis of promising options.

Not Available

1980-05-01

416

Preparation of distilled and purified continuous-variable entangled states  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The distribution of entangled states of light over long distances is a major challenge in the field of quantum information. Optical losses, phase diffusion and mixing with thermal states lead to decoherence and destroy the non-classical states after some finite transmission-line length. Quantum repeater protocols, which combine quantum memory, entanglement distillation and entanglement swapping, were proposed to overcome this problem. Here we report on the experimental demonstration of entanglement distillation in the continuous-variable regime. Entangled states were first disturbed by random phase fluctuations and then distilled and purified using interference on beam splitters and homodyne detection. Measurements of covariance matrices clearly indicate a regained strength of entanglement and purity of the distilled states. In contrast to previous demonstrations of entanglement distillation in the complementary discrete-variable regime, our scheme achieved the actual preparation of the distilled states, which might therefore be used to improve the quality of downstream applications such as quantum teleportation.

Hage, Boris; Samblowski, Aiko; Diguglielmo, James; Franzen, Alexander; Fiurášek, Jaromír; Schnabel, Roman

2008-12-01

417

Overview of Air Force Research Laboratory cryogenic technology development programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an overview of the cryogenic refrigerator and cryogenic integration programs in development and characterization under the Cryogenic Technology Group, Space Vehicles Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The vision statement for the group is to support the pace community as the center of excellence for developing and transitioning space cryogenic thermal management technologies. The primary

Thomas M. Davis; B. J. Tomlinson

1998-01-01

418

CRYOPUMPING IN CRYOGENIC INSULATIONS FOR A REUSABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Testing at cryogenic temperatures was performed to verify the material characteristics and manufacturing processes of reusable propellant tank cryogenic insulations for a Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV). The unique test apparatus and test methods developed for the investigation of cryopumping in cryogenic insulations are described. Panel level test specimens with various types of cryogenic insulations were subjected to a specific thermal

Theodore F. Johnson; Erik S. Weiser; Brian W. Grimsley; Brian J. Jensen

419

Cryogenic refrigeration. (Latest citations from the Aerospace database). Published Search  

SciTech Connect

The bibliography contains citations concerning cryogenic refrigeration or cryocooling. Design, development, testing, and evaluation of cryogenic cooling systems are discussed. Design applications in spacecraft, magnet cooling, superconductors, liquid fuel storage, radioastronomy, and medicine are presented. Material properties at cryogenic temperatures and cryogenic rocket propellants are considered in separate bibliographies. (Contains 250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

NONE

1993-09-01

420

Microstructural study of cryogenically treated En 31 bearing steel  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of shallow cryogenic treatment (SCT) and deep cryogenic treatment (DCT) on the microstructure of En 31 bearing steel is studied in the present work. En 31 bearing steel subjected to cryogenic treatment showed more hardness than the conventionally heat treated steel. Fractography analysis of the cryogenic treated steel carried out using scanning electron microscope indicate the presence of

S. Harish; A. Bensely; D. Mohan Lal; A. Rajadurai; Gyöngyvér B. Lenkey

2009-01-01

421

Distilled and drinkable water quality produced by solar membrane distillation technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Scarcity of water for human consumption in many places such as arid and semi-arid regions is well known. This situation has become even more complicated in those areas where there are virtually no energy sources or the electrical grid is too weak or has not been provided. In these cases, the solar membrane distillation (MD) technology is an emerging and

J. R. Betancort Rodríguez; V. Millán Gabet; G. Melián Monroy; A. Bello Puerta; I. Fonseca Barrio

2012-01-01

422

Cascade Distillation Subsystem Development: Early Results From the Exploration Life Support Distillation Technology Comparison Test  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In 2009, the Cascade Distillation Subsystem (CDS) wastewater processor (Honeywell International, Torrance, CA) was assessed in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Exploration Life Support (ELS) distillation comparison test. The purpose of the test was to collect data to support down-selection and development of a primary distillation technology for application in a lunar outpost water recovery system. The CDS portion of the comparison test was conducted between May 6 and August 19, 2009. The system was challenged with two pretreated test solutions, each intended to represent a feasible wastewater generated in a surface habitat. The 30-day equivalent wastewater loading volume for a crew of four was processed for each wastewater solution. Test Solution 1 consisted of a mixed stream containing human-generated urine and humidity condensate. Test Solution 2 contained the addition of human-generated hygiene wastewater to the solution 1 waste stream components. Approximately 1500 kg of total wastewater was processed through the CDS during testing. Respective recoveries per solution were 93.4 +/- 0.7 and 90.3 +/- 0.5%. The average specific energy of the system was calculated to be less than 130 W-hr/kg. The following paper provides detailed information and data on the performance of the CDS as challenged per the ELS distillation comparison test.

Callahan, Michael R.; Patel, Vipul; Pickering, Karen D.

2009-01-01

423

Cascade Distillation Subsystem Development: Early Results from the Exploration Life Support Distillation Technology Comparison Test  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In 2009, the Cascade Distillation Subsystem (CDS) wastewater processor (Honeywell International, Torrance, California) was assessed in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Exploration Life Support (ELS) distillation comparison test. The purpose of the test was to collect data to support down-selection and development of a primary distillation technology for application in a lunar outpost water recovery system. The CDS portion of the comparison test was conducted between May 6 and August 19, 2009. The system was challenged with two pretreated test solutions, each intended to represent a feasible wastewater generated in a surface habitat. The 30-day equivalent wastewater loading volume for a crew of four was intended to be processed for each wastewater solution. Test Solution 1 consisted of a mixed stream containing human-generated urine and humidity condensate. Test Solution 2 contained the addition of human-generated hygiene wastewater to the solution 1 waste stream components. Approximately 1500 kg of total wastewater was processed through the CDS during testing. Respective recoveries per solution were 93.4 +/- 0.7 and 90.3 +/- 0.5 percent. The average specific energy of the system during testing was calculated to be less than 120 W-hr/kg. The following paper provides detailed information and data on the performance of the CDS as challenged per the ELS distillation comparison test.

Callahan, Michael R.; Patel, Vipul; Pickering, Karen D.

2010-01-01

424

Local Gaussian operations can enhance continuous-variable entanglement distillation  

SciTech Connect

Entanglement distillation is a fundamental building block in long-distance quantum communication. Though known to be useless on their own for distilling Gaussian entangled states, local Gaussian operations may still help to improve non-Gaussian entanglement distillation schemes. Here we show that by applying local squeezing operations both the performance and the efficiency of existing distillation protocols can be enhanced. We find that such an enhancement through local Gaussian unitaries can be obtained even when the initially shared Gaussian entangled states are mixed, as, for instance, after their distribution through a lossy-fiber communication channel.

Zhang Shengli; Loock, Peter van [Optical Quantum Information Theory Group, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Guenther-Scharowsky-Strasse 1/Bau 26, DE-91058 Erlangen (Germany); Institute of Theoretical Physics I, Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg, Staudtstrasse 7/B2, DE-91058 Erlangen (Germany)

2011-12-15

425

Engineering-Scale Distillation of Cadmium for Actinide Recovery  

SciTech Connect

During the recovery of actinide products from spent nuclear fuel, cadmium is separated from the actinide products by a distillation process. Distillation occurs in an induction-heated furnace called a cathode processor capable of processing kilogram quantities of cadmium. Operating parameters have been established for sufficient recovery of the cadmium based on mass balance and product purity. A cadmium distillation rate similar to previous investigators has also been determined. The development of cadmium distillation for spent fuel treatment enhances the capabilities for actinide recovery processes.

J.C. Price; D. Vaden; R.W. Benedict

2007-10-01

426

Vapor compression distiller and membrane technology for water revitalization  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Water revitalization for a space station can consist of membrane filtration processes and a distillation process. Water recycling equipment using membrane filtration processes was manufactured for ground testing. It was assembled using commercially available components. Two systems for the distillation are studied: one is absorption type thermopervaporation cell and the other is a vapor compression distiller. Absorption type thermopervaporation, able to easily produce condensed water under zero gravity, was investigated experimentally and through simulated calculation. The vapor compression distiller was studied experimentally and it offers significant energy savings for evaporation of water.

Ashida, A.; Mitani, K.; Ebara, K.; Kurokawa, H.; Sawada, I.; Kashiwagi, H.; Tsuji, T.; Hayashi, S.; Otsubo, K.; Nitta, K.

1987-01-01

427

Method and apparatus for distillation of oil shale  

SciTech Connect

The condensible parts are removed from the distillation gas of oil shale, a portion of the remaining amount of gas is removed and the rest is heated, E.G., by the combustion gas of the distillation residue and used without the addition of any more materials to distill oil shale. The installation for this consists of a distillation cyclone reactor, whose gas outlets are connected to an oil separator and whose tangential feed nozzles are connected by way of a blower and a heat exchanger to the oil separator.

Escher, G.; Frohnert, H.; Wenning, H.

1983-06-14

428

Tomographic Quantum Cryptography: Equivalence of Quantum and Classical Key Distillation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The security of a cryptographic key that is generated by communication through a noisy quantum channel relies on the ability to distill a shorter secure key sequence from a longer insecure one. For an important class of protocols, which exploit tomographically complete measurements on entangled pairs of any dimension, we show that the noise threshold for classical advantage distillation is identical with the threshold for quantum entanglement distillation. As a consequence, the two distillation procedures are equivalent: neither offers a security advantage over the other.

Bruß, Dagmar; Christandl, Matthias; Ekert, Artur; Englert, Berthold-Georg; Kaszlikowski, Dagomir; Macchiavello, Chiara

2003-08-01

429

Tomographic quantum cryptography: equivalence of quantum and classical key distillation.  

PubMed

The security of a cryptographic key that is generated by communication through a noisy quantum channel relies on the ability to distill a shorter secure key sequence from a longer insecure one. For an important class of protocols, which exploit tomographically complete measurements on entangled pairs of any dimension, we show that the noise threshold for classical advantage distillation is identical with the threshold for quantum entanglement distillation. As a consequence, the two distillation procedures are equivalent: neither offers a security advantage over the other. PMID:14525209

Bruss, Dagmar; Christandl, Matthias; Ekert, Artur; Englert, Berthold-Georg; Kaszlikowski, Dagomir; Macchiavello, Chiara

2003-08-29

430

Throttling Cryogen Boiloff To Control Cryostat Temperature  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An improved design has been proposed for a cryostat of a type that maintains a desired low temperature mainly through boiloff of a liquid cryogen (e.g., liquid nitrogen) at atmospheric pressure. (A cryostat that maintains a low temperature mainly through boiloff of a cryogen at atmospheric pressure is said to be of the pour/fill Dewar-flask type because its main component is a Dewar flask, the top of which is kept open to the atmosphere so that the liquid cryogen can boil at atmospheric pressure and cryogenic liquid can be added by simply pouring it in.) The major distinguishing feature of the proposed design is control of temperature and cooling rate through control of the flow of cryogen vapor from a heat exchanger. At a cost of a modest increase in complexity, a cryostat according to the proposal would retain most of the compactness of prior, simpler pour/fill Dewar-flask cryostats, but would utilize cryogen more efficiently (intervals between cryogen refills could be longer).

Cunningham, Thomas

2003-01-01

431

Columbia Library Columns  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Most institutions keep records of their various activities, and university libraries are no different. Columbia University's Library published its in-house "Columbia Library Columns" from 1951 to 1996. Over the years it was edited by several people, including Kenneth A. Lohf, Jean Ashton, and Michael Stoller. This remarkable archive brings together the entire run; all told, it includes 135 issues and 6,900 pages. Visitors can browse the table of contents, peruse a list of all the volumes, and also perform a detailed keyword search. The Selected Articles of Interest collection brings together some of the most compelling offerings, such as "The John Jay Papers," "Instructing Women: Conduct Books in the Plimpton Library," and a rather intriguing piece from 1978 titled "The Library of the Future Has Books."

432

Hybrid Composite Cryogenic Tank Structure  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A hybrid lightweight composite tank has been created using specially designed materials and manufacturing processes. The tank is produced by using a hybrid structure consisting of at least two reinforced composite material systems. The inner composite layer comprises a distinct fiber and resin matrix suitable for cryogenic use that is a braided-sleeve (and/or a filamentwound layer) aramid fiber preform that is placed on a removable mandrel (outfitted with metallic end fittings) and is infused (vacuum-assisted resin transfer molded) with a polyurethane resin matrix with a high ductility at low temperatures. This inner layer is allowed to cure and is encapsulated with a filamentwound outer composite layer of a distinct fiber resin system. Both inner and outer layer are in intimate contact, and can also be cured at the same time. The outer layer is a material that performs well for low temperature pressure vessels, and it can rely on the inner layer to act as a liner to contain the fluids. The outer layer can be a variety of materials, but the best embodiment may be the use of a continuous tow of carbon fiber (T-1000 carbon, or others), or other high-strength fibers combined with a high ductility epoxy resin matrix, or a polyurethane matrix, which performs well at low temperatures. After curing, the mandrel can be removed from the outer layer. While the hybrid structure is not limited to two particular materials, a preferred version of the tank has been demonstrated on an actual test tank article cycled at high pressures with liquid nitrogen and liquid hydrogen, and the best version is an inner layer of PBO (poly-pphenylenebenzobisoxazole) fibers with a polyurethane matrix and an outer layer of T-1000 carbon with a high elongation epoxy matrix suitable for cryogenic temperatures. A polyurethane matrix has also been used for the outer layer. The construction method is ideal because the fiber and resin of the inner layer has a high strain to failure at cryogenic temperatures, and will not crack or produce leaks. The outer layer serves as more of a high-performance structural unit for the inner layer, and can handle external environments.

DeLay, Thomas

2011-01-01

433

Progress on the CUORE Cryogenic System  

SciTech Connect

We give here an update on the CUORE cryogenic system. It consists of a large cryogen-free cryostat cooled by five pulse tubes and one high-power specially designed dilution refrigerator built by Leiden Cryogenics. The cryostat design has been completed and it is presently under construction. The site at the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory is ready for the installation of the cryostat which is expected to begin by the end of 2009. We discuss here the preliminary results obtained on the performance of the mechanical cryorefrigerators. We also present a measurement of the residual heat leak of the copper which has been selected for the cryostat fabrication.

Martinez, M.; Arnaboldi, C.; Nucciotti, A.; Schaeffer, D.; Sisti, M. [Universita di Milano-Bicocca /INFN Sez. Milano-Bicocca (Italy); Alessandria, F. [INFN Sez. Milano (Italy); Barucci, M. [INFN Sez. Firenze (Italy); Bucci, C. [INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (Italy); Frossati, G. [Leiden Cryogenics (Netherlands); De Waard, A. [Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory, Leiden University (Netherlands); Woodcraft, A. [SUPA, University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

2009-12-16

434

Nanosecond cryogenic Yb:YAG disk laser  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A cryogenic Yb:YAG disk laser is modernised to increase its average and peak power. The master oscillator unit of the laser is considerably modified so that the pulse duration decreases to several nanoseconds with the same pulse energy. A cryogenic disk laser head with a flow-through cooling system is developed. Based on two such laser heads, a new main amplifier is assembled according to an active multipass cell scheme. The total small-signal gain of cryogenic cascades is ~108.

Perevezentsev, E. A.; Mukhin, I. B.; Kuznetsov, I. I.; Vadimova, O. L.; Palashov, O. V.

2014-05-01

435

Ambient air heated electrically assisted cryogen vaporizer  

SciTech Connect

A high volume cryogen vaporizer includes a radiator where a working fluid draws heat from ambient air for vaporizing a cryogen in a heat exchanger. An electrical heater is provided for periodically heating the working fluid to defrost the radiator, thereby allowing sustained operation of the vaporizer. When not required for defrosting the radiator, the heater may be operated to heat a working fluid in a circuit separate from that of the radiator, and in which the heated working fluid is used for further elevating the temperature of the vaporized cryogen in a second heat exchanger, thereby making possible a gas output temperature higher than ambient air temperature.

Brigham, W. D.; Dung, N. D.

1985-05-28

436

Other cryogenic wind-tunnel projects  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Following the development of the cryogenic wind tunnel at the NASA Langley Research Center in 1972, a large number of cryogenic wind-tunnel projects have been undertaken at various research establishments around the world. Described in this lecture are cryogenic wind-tunnel projects in China (Chinese Aeronautical Research and Development Center), England (College of Aeronautics at Cranfield, Royal Aircraft Establishment - Bedford, and University of Southampton), Japan (National Aerospace Laboratory, University of Tsukuba, and National Defense Academy), Sweden (Rollab), and the United States (Douglas Aircraft Co., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and NASA Langley).

Kilgore, R. A.

1985-01-01

437

On-orbit cryogenic storage and resupply  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Methods of integrating pressure control, liquid acquisition, and liquid transfer concepts for the Cryogenic Fluid Management Facility, a reusable test bed in the Shuttle cargo bay studying the efficient management of cryogens in space, are investigated. Significant design data and criteria for future subcritical cryogenic storage and transfer systems are presented. Technology requirements for liquid storage/supply systems, thermal control systems, and fluid transfer/resupply are addressed, and fluid and thermal analysis pertaining to receiver tank chilldown and no-vent fill of the receiver tank are discussed.

Eberhardt, R. N.; Gille, J. P.; Fester, D. A.

1984-01-01

438

Phase equilibria for high-boiling fossil-fuel distillates  

SciTech Connect

An experimental procedure is described for characterizing high-boiling, distillable fossil-fuel mixtures. A mixture is first separated into narrow-boiling fractions using a spinning-band column operating at low pressure and high reflux. Each fraction is characterized by structural properties as given by the number of atoms per average molecule for the following: carbon, aromatic-, ..cap alpha..-, ..beta..-, and ..gamma..-hydrogen; hydroxyl, ether oxygen; primary and secondary amines, pyridinic nitrogen; and thiophenic sulphur. Phase-equilibrium measurements were made for the crude-oil fractions using closed, constant-volume equilibrium cells. The reported measurements include vapor-pressures of eight fractions and the solubilities of methane, ethane, and carbon dioxide in one fraction. The measurements were made at sub-atmospheric pressures and from 20/sup 0/C to the lower of the atmospheric boiling point of the fraction of 300/sup 0/C. Liquid densities for the fractions were measured over the same temperature range for use in calculating gas solubilities by mass balance. The Redlich-Kwong-Soave equation of state is used to calculate phase equilibria for the systems. Equation-of-state constants are calculated from structural-characterization data. Limited experimental data indicate that vapor pressure calculations for petroleum fractions based on structural data are comparable to those based on specific gravity and normal boiling point. The results of this study suggest that for petroleum fractions, structural data for characterization do not provide significantly improved correlation of vapor pressures when that correlation is based on a simple model like the Soave equation. For effective utilization of structural characterization data, it appears necessary to base correlations on a more realistic molecular model that is more suitable for mixtures of large molecules.

Alexander, G.L.

1985-01-01

439

Five-Layer Density Column  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, learners can create five-layer density columns by employing one of three (or all) methods. Method 1 gives the names of the liquids and the order for adding them, and its goal is to directly construct the density column without any experimentation. Method 2 assumes names and densities of the five materials to be unknown, and involves open-ended experimenting, with few instructions, to construct the column. Method 3 also assumes names and densities of the materials to be unknown, and outlines a systematic way to approach the experimentation involved in constructing the column. Learners complete data tables and analyze the densities of the substances.

Rathjen, Don

2005-01-01

440

Compact electron beam focusing column  

SciTech Connect

A novel design for an electron beam focusing column has been developed at LBNL. The design is based on a low-energy spread multicusp plasma source which is used as a cathode for electron beam production. The focusing column is 10 mm in length. The electron beam is focused by means of electrostatic fields. The column is designed for a maximum voltage of 50 kV. Simulations of the electron trajectories have been performed by using the 2-D simulation code IGUN and EGUN. The electron temperature has also been incorporated into the simulations. The electron beam simulations, column design and fabrication will be discussed in this presentation.

Persaud, Arun; Leung, Ka-Ngo; Reijonen, Jani

2001-07-13

441

Cryogenic vacuumm RF feedthrough device  

DOEpatents

A cryogenic vacuum rf feedthrough device comprising: 1) a probe for insertion into a particle beam; 2) a coaxial cable comprising an inner conductor and an outer conductor, a dielectric/insulating layer surrounding the inner conductor, the latter being connected to the probe for the transmission of higher mode rf energy from the probe; and 3) a high thermal conductivity stub attached to the coaxial dielectric about and in thermal contact with the inner conductor which high thermal conductivity stub transmits heat generated in the vicinity of the probe efficiently and radially from the area of the probe and inner conductor all while maintaining useful rf transmission line characteristics between the inner and outer coaxial conductors.

Wu, Genfa (Yorktown, VA) [Yorktown, VA; Phillips, Harry Lawrence (Hayes, VA) [Hayes, VA

2008-12-30

442

A cryogenic infrared calibration target.  

PubMed

A compact cryogenic calibration target is presented that has a peak diffuse reflectance, R ? 0.003, from 800?to?4800?cm(-1) (12 - 2??m). Upon expanding the spectral range under consideration to 400-10,000?cm(-1) (25 - 1??m) the observed performance gracefully degrades to R ? 0.02 at the band edges. In the implementation described, a high-thermal-conductivity metallic substrate is textured with a pyramidal tiling and subsequently coated with a thin lossy dielectric coating that enables high absorption and thermal uniformity across the target. The resulting target assembly is lightweight, has a low-geometric profile, and has survived repeated thermal cycling from room temperature to ?4 K. Basic design considerations, governing equations, and test data for realizing the structure described are provided. The optical properties of selected absorptive materials-Acktar Fractal Black, Aeroglaze Z306, and Stycast 2850 FT epoxy loaded with stainless steel powder-are characterized and presented. PMID:24784638

Wollack, E J; Kinzer, R E; Rinehart, S A

2014-04-01

443

A cryogenic infrared calibration target  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A compact cryogenic calibration target is presented that has a peak diffuse reflectance, R ? 0.003, from 800 to 4800 cm-1 (12 - 2 ?m). Upon expanding the spectral range under consideration to 400-10 000 cm-1 (25 - 1 ?m) the observed performance gracefully degrades to R ? 0.02 at the band edges. In the implementation described, a high-thermal-conductivity metallic substrate is textured with a pyramidal tiling and subsequently coated with a thin lossy dielectric coating that enables high absorption and thermal uniformity across the target. The resulting target assembly is lightweight, has a low-geometric profile, and has survived repeated thermal cycling from room temperature to ˜4 K. Basic design considerations, governing equations, and test data for realizing the structure described are provided. The optical properties of selected absorptive materials—Acktar Fractal Black, Aeroglaze Z306, and Stycast 2850 FT epoxy loaded with stainless steel powder—are characterized and presented.

Wollack, E. J.; Kinzer, R. E.; Rinehart, S. A.

2014-04-01

444

Computed tomography of cryogenic cells  

SciTech Connect

Due to the short wavelengths of X-rays and low numerical aperture of the Fresnel zone plates used as X-ray objectives, the depth of field is several microns. Within the focal depth, imaging a thick specimen is to a good approximation equivalent to projecting the specimen absorption. Therefore, computed tomography based on a tilt series of X-ray microscopic images can be used to reconstruct the local linear absorption coefficient and image the three-dimensional specimen structure. To preserve the structural integrity of biological objects during image acquisition, microscopy is performed at cryogenic temperatures. Tomography based on X-ray microscopic images was applied to study the distribution of male specific lethal 1 (MSL-1), a nuclear protein involved in dosage compensation in Drosophila melanogaster, which ensures that males with single X chromosome have the same amount of most X-linked gene products as females with two X chromosomes. Tomographic reconstructions of X-ray microscopic images were used to compute the local three-dimensional linear absorption coefficient revealing the arrangement of internal structures of Drosophila melanogaster cells. Combined with labelling techniques, nanotomography is a new technique to study the 3D distribution of selected proteins inside whole cells. We want to improve this technique with respect to resolution and specimen preparation. The resolution in the reconstruction can be significantly improved by reducing the angular step size to collect more viewing angles, which requires an automated data acquisition. In addition, fast-freezing with liquid ethane instead of cryogenic He gas will be applied to improve the vitrification of the hydrated samples. We also plan to apply cryo X-ray nanotomography in order to study different types of cells and their nuclear protein distributions.

Schneider, Gerd; Anderson, E.; Vogt, S.; Knochel, C.; Weiss, D.; LeGros, M.; Larabell, C.

2001-08-30

445

45. MAIN MEETING ROOM COLUMNS. Ends of gallery columns identified ...  

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

45. MAIN MEETING ROOM COLUMNS. Ends of gallery columns identified at the time of removal for transfer to the George School for re-erection. The stamp reads, 'REMOVED FROM 12th ST. MTG HSE PHILA 1972'. - Twelfth Street Meeting House, 20 South Twelfth Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

446

A brief overview of cryogenics in China  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper general aspects of cryogenics in China are introduced, and applications of cryogenics in the space programme are described briefly, such as its application to the Long March 3 rocket vehicles with LH2/LO2 engines, the development of a 750 dm 3 hr -1 liquid hydrogen plant and railway tank cars with 60 and 70 m 3 capacities. In addition, the progress of various cryogenic techniques in China is presented, such as the FY-1 radiation refrigerator loaded on a meteorology satellite, regenerative cryocoolers of the Gifford-McMahon, Solvay, Vuilleumier, Stirling and pulse tube types, and the KM-3 and KM-4 space simulation facilities. Finally, the paper discusses current education about refrigeration and cryogenics for undergraduates and graduates.

Li, S.-M.

447

Inexpensive cryogenic insulation replaces vacuum jacketed line  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Commercially available aluminized Mylar, cork and fiber glass form a multilayered sealed system and provide rugged and economical field installed insulation for cryogenic /liquid nitrogen or oxygen/ pipe lines in an exposed environment.

Fuchs, C. E.

1967-01-01

448

Measuring the Composition of a Cryogenic Sea  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Titan seas are prime science targets, but compositional measurements require robust sampling techniques. We will discuss the challenges and successful developments towards cryogenic fluid sampling and mass spectrometric measurement of Titan seas.

Trainer, M. G.; Mahaffy, P. R.; Stofan, E. R.; Lunine, J. I.; Lorenz, R. D.

2012-10-01

449

Cryogenic Detectors of Particles: Hopes and Challenges.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

We review the various methods proposed for cryogenic detection of particles, the current status of their development, and their potential applications. 42 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab. (ERA citation 13:015994)

B. Sadoulet

1987-01-01

450

Cryogenic xenon droplets for advanced lithography  

SciTech Connect

A cryogenic xenon droplet production system for use in anadvanced laser plasma source for x-ray lithography has been designed, fabricated, and tested at ORNL. The droplet generator is based on proven (ink jet printer) drop-on-demand.

Gouge, M.J.; Fisher, P.W.

1996-04-01

451

Cryogenic materials selection, availability, and cost considerations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The selection of structural alloys, composite materials, solder alloys, and filler materials for use in cryogenic models is discussed. In particular, materials testing programs conducted at Langley are described.

Rush, H. F.

1983-01-01

452

Cryogenic target formation using cold gas jets  

DOEpatents

A method and apparatus using cold gas jets for producing a substantially uniform layer of cryogenic materials on the inner surface of hollow spherical members having one or more layers, such as inertially imploded targets are disclosed. By vaporizing and quickly refreezing cryogenic materials contained within a hollow spherical member, a uniform layer of the materials is formed on an inner surface of the spherical member. Basically the method involves directing cold gas jets onto a spherical member having one or more layers or shells and containing the cryogenic material, such as a deuterium-tritium (DT) mixture, to freeze the contained material, momentarily heating the spherical member so as to vaporize the contained material, and quickly refreezing the thus vaporized material forming a uniform layer of cryogenic material on an inner surface of the spherical member. 4 figs.

Hendricks, C.D.

1980-02-26

453

The National Measurement System for Cryogenics.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study of the National Measurement System showed that the Cryogenics Division of NBS provides almost every category of measurement and data service that NBS itself provides: not just an instrumentation system (including, for example, pressure, temperat...

T. M. Flynn

1975-01-01

454

Advanced cryogenics for cutting tools. Final report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the investigation was to determine if cryogenic treatment improved the life and cost effectiveness of perishable cutting tools over other treatments or coatings. Test results showed that in five of seven of the perishable cutting tools test...

L. J. Lazarus

1996-01-01

455

Dense dust structures in cryogenic complex plasma  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the previous researches of cryogenic complex (dusty) plasma [1] we observed experimentally complex plasma systems formed in cryogenic environments. Particularly it was revealed from the experiments that dust structures with high concentration of macroparticles can be formed. So-called super dense dusty plasma structures in which interparticle distance is comparable with particle size were also observed. Thus concentration of particles was close to concentration of background plasma. Similar formations had unusual properties (sphere-like form, free boundaries, etc.) and represent new object in dusty plasma researches. In the present work new results on experimental investigations of dense dust structures at cryogenic temperatures were presented. The experiments were made by means of recently developed techniques and cryogenic facilities (optical cryostat). Possible nature of the unusual properties of super dense dusty plasma structures was discussed.

Antipov, S. N.; Vasiliev, M. M.; Alyapyshev, M. M.; Petrov, O. F.; Fortov, V. E.

2014-05-01

456

Cryogenic Fluid Film Bearing Tester Development Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Conceptual designs were developed for the determination of rotordynamic coefficients of cryogenic fluid film bearings. The designs encompassed the use of magnetic and conventional excitation sources as well as the use of magnetic bearings as support beari...

J. K. Scharrer B. T. Murphy L. A. Hawkins

1993-01-01

457

Cryogenic target formation using cold gas jets  

DOEpatents

A method and apparatus using cold gas jets for producing a substantially uniform layer of cryogenic materials on the inner surface of hollow spherical members having one or more layers, such as inertially imploded targets. By vaporizing and quickly refreezing cryogenic materials contained within a hollow spherical member, a uniform layer of the materials is formed on an inner surface of the spherical member. Basically the method involves directing cold gas jets onto a spherical member having one or more layers or shells and containing the cryogenic material, such as a deuterium-tritium (DT) mixture, to freeze the contained material, momentarily heating the spherical member so as to vaporize the contained material, and quickly refreezing the thus vaporized material forming a uniform layer of cryogenic material on an inner surface of the spherical member.

Hendricks, Charles D. (Livermore, CA) [Livermore, CA

1980-01-01

458

Cryogenic target formation using cold gas jets  

DOEpatents

A method and apparatus using cold gas jets for producing a substantially uniform layer of cryogenic materials on the inner surface of hollow spherical members having one or more layers, such as inertially imploded targets. By vaporizing and quickly refreezing cryogenic materials contained within a hollow spherical member, a uniform layer of the materials is formed on an inner surface of the spherical member. Basically the method involves directing cold gas jets onto a spherical member having one or more layers or shells and containing the cryogenic material, such as a deuterium-tritium (DT) mixture, to freeze the contained material, momentarily heating the spherical member so as to vaporize the contained material, and quickly refreezing the thus vaporized material forming a uniform layer of cryogenic material on an inner surface of the spherical member.

Hendricks, Charles D. (Livermore, CA) [Livermore, CA

1981-01-01

459

Cryogenic fatigue data developed for Inconel 718  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Data were obtained on the cryogenic fatigue properties of Inconel 718 bar using axial loading and rotating beam fatigue tests. Results also disclosed the fatigue properties of Inconel 718 sheet materials.

Schmidt, E. H.

1967-01-01

460

Solar pond driven distillation and power production system  

SciTech Connect

A solar pond driven distillation and power production system is described. The storage layer of the solar pond serves as the holding tank for the concentrated brine effluent from the distillation process as well as the collector and storage medium for solar energy used to heat incoming salty river water. 4 refs.

Johnson, D.H.; Leboeuf, C.M.; Waddington, D.

1981-01-01

461

Distillate Fuel Oil Assessment for Winter 1996-1997  

EIA Publications

This article describes findings of an analysis of the current low level of distillate stocks which are available to help meet the demand for heating fuel this winter, and presents a summary of the Energy Information Administration's distillate fuel oil outlook for the current heating season under two weather scenarios.

Information Center

1997-06-15

462

Estimation of convective mass transfer in solar distillation systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article a thermal model has been developed to determine the convective mass transfer for different Grashof Number range in solar distillatiOn process. The model is based on simple regression analysis. Based on the experimental data obtained from the rigorous outdoor experimentation on passive and active distillation systems for summer climatic conditions, the values of C and n have

Sanjay Kumar; G. N. Tiwari

1996-01-01

463

Crude Oil Steam Distillation in Steam Flooding. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Steam distillation yields of sixteen crude oils from various parts of the United States have been determined at a saturated steam pressure of 200 psig. Study made to investigate the effect of steam pressure (200 to 500 psig) on steam distillation yields i...

C. H. Wu R. B. Elder

1980-01-01

464

Teaching and Learning Distillation in Chemistry Laboratory Courses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigated the problems chemistry majors have with learning distillation concepts in traditional chemistry laboratory courses. Reports that students take the generalized concepts at face value, construct decontextualized concepts for distillation, and cannot interpret their observations or make reasoned decisions based on the theoretical…

Keulen, Hanno van; And Others

1995-01-01

465

Teaching and Learning Distillation in Chemistry Laboratory Courses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Distillation in the chemistry laboratory is an essential part of a practicing chemists' and a chemistry educators' work. Nevertheless, regardless of the degree of importance in each of the aforementioned professions, few educational studies on teaching and learning distillation exist. In an effort to rectify this oversight, the Department of…

van Keulen, Hanno; And Others

466

A framework for better understanding membrane distillation separation process  

Microsoft Academic Search

Membrane distillation (MD) is an emerging technology for separations that are traditionally accomplished by conventional separation processes such as distillation or reverse osmosis. Since its appearance in the late of the 1960s and its development in the early of 1980s with the growth of membrane engineering, MD claims to be a cost effective separation process that can utilize low-grade waste

M. S. El-Bourawi; Z. Ding; R. Ma; M. Khayet

2006-01-01

467

A Hydration of an Alkyne Illustrating Steam and Vacuum Distillation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on the conversion 2,5-dimethylhexyne-2,5-diol(I) to 2,2,5,5-tetramethyltetrahydrofuran-3-one(II) using aqueous mercuric sulfate without the use of acid. The experiment has been successfully performed in introductory organic chemistry laboratories demonstrating alkyne hydration, steam distillation, vacuum distillation, drying of organic…

Wasacz, J. P.; Badding, V. G.

1982-01-01

468

Surface Depletion in the Vacuum Distillation of Metals from Bismuth  

SciTech Connect

Surface depletion was investigated in laboratory- and plant-scale distillation units with mixing by natural convection or by mechanical surface agitation. A model was developed for predicting the degree of surface depletion during the distillation of metals from bismuth as a function of temperature, still pot dimensions, and degree of agitation. This paper discusses those findings.

Bradley, R.F.

2001-08-29

469

Enhanced topic distillation using text, markup tags, and hyperlinks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Topic distillation is the analysis of hyperlink graph structure to identify mutually reinforcing authorities (popular pages) and hubs (comprehensive lists of links to authorities). Topic distillation is becoming common in Web search engines, but the best-known algorithms model the Web graph at a coarse grain, with whole pages as single nodes. Such models may lose vital details in the markup

Soumen Chakrabarti; Mukul Joshi; Vivek Tawde

2001-01-01

470

Distillation purification and radon assay of liquid xenon  

SciTech Connect

We succeeded to reduce the Kr contamination in liquid xenon by a factor of 1/1000 with a distillation system in Kamioka mine. Then, the remaining radioactivities (Radon and Kr) in purified liquid xenon were measured with the XMASS prototype detector. In this talk, the distillation system and the remaining internal radioactivity levels are reported.

Takeuchi, Yasuo [Kamioka Observatory, ICRR, Univ. of Tokyo, Kamioka-cho, Hida-shi, Gifu 506-1205 (Japan)

2005-09-08

471

Utilization of distiller waste from ammonia-soda processing  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the research was to examine the utilization of basic waste of soda ash industry: distiller waste. The aim of the process described is to obtain calcium sulphate in the form of gypsum by means of calcium ions contained in distiller waste liquid. Another raw material is sludge, a suspension which is created during the process of brine

T. Kasikowski; R. Buczkowski; B. Dejewska; K. Peszy?ska-Bia?czyk; E. Lemanowska; B. Igli?ski

2004-01-01

472

Concentration of noni juice by means of osmotic distillation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Osmotic distillation (OD) or osmotic evaporation (OE) is a promising membrane process generally applied to concentrate solutions under isothermal conditions. In this work, this process was applied to concentrate commercial noni juice (Morinda citrifolia). Several nutraceutical properties have been reported for noni-derived products, mainly associated to the phenolic content of the fruit.The analyzed system is an osmotic distillation system where

H. Valdés; J. Romero; A. Saavedra; A. Plaza; V. Bubnovich

2009-01-01

473

Multilevel distillation of magic states for quantum computing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We develop a procedure for distilling magic states used in universal quantum computing which requires substantially fewer resources than prior schemes. Our distillation circuit is based on a family of concatenated quantum codes with a transversal Hadamard operation which can distill the eigenstate of the Hadamard operator. A crucial result of this design is that low-fidelity magic states can be consumed to purify high-fidelity magic states to even higher fidelity, which we call ``multilevel distillation.'' We show numerically that there exist multilevel protocols such that the average number of magic states consumed to distill from error rate ?in = 0.01 to ?out in the range 10-5 to 10-40 is about 1410(1/?out) - 40; the efficiency of multilevel distillation dominates all other reported protocols when distilling Hadamard magic states from initial infidelity 0.01 to any final infidelity below 10-7. These methods are an important advance for magic-state distillation circuits in high-performance quantum computing.

Jones, Cody

2013-03-01

474

The Distillation Yield and Properties of Ternary Crude Oils Blending  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the increase of business transactions, processing blending oil is increasingly more common. Enhancing the distillation yield by optimizing the blending oils is currently one of the major challenges refineries are facing to make them profitable. Iran crude oil, Saudi crude oil, and Cabinda crude oil were selected to be studied in this article. The blending oil distillation yields and

L. Shaoping; D. Luoyong; S. Benxian; Z. Lijuan; T. Feng; X. Xinru; Y. Jingyi; Z. Beilei

2011-01-01

475

Charcoal adsorption of phenolic compounds present in distilled grape pomace  

Microsoft Academic Search

Charcoal adsorption of phenolic compounds with antioxidant activity from distilled grape pomace pressing liquors (DPPL) and distilled grape pomace autohydrolysis liquors (DPAL) was carried out under anoxic conditions using commercially available activated charcoals (AC) in powdered, granulated or pelletized form. The adsorption kinetics followed a pseudo-second order rate, and equilibrium was reached in less than 15h. The Langmuir and Freundlich

María Luisa Soto; Andrés Moure; Herminia Domínguez; Juan Carlos Parajó

2008-01-01

476

Dorsal column stimulator applications  

PubMed Central

Background: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been used to treat neuropathic pain since 1967. Following that, technological progress, among other advances, helped SCS become an effective tool to reduce pain. Methods: This article is a non-systematic review of the mechanism of action, indications, results, programming parameters, complications, and cost-effectiveness of SCS. Results: In spite of the existence of several studies that try to prove the mechanism of action of SCS, it still remains unknown. The mechanism of action of SCS would be based on the antidromic activation of the dorsal column fibers, which activate the inhibitory interneurons within the dorsal horn. At present, the indications of SCS are being revised constantly, while new applications are being proposed and researched worldwide. Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is the most common indication for SCS, whereas, the complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is the second one. Also, this technique is useful in patients with refractory angina and critical limb ischemia, in whom surgical or endovascular treatment cannot be performed. Further indications may be phantom limb pain, chronic intractable pain located in the head, face, neck, or upper extremities, spinal lumbar stenosis in patients who are not surgical candidates, and others. Conclusion: Spinal cord stimulation is a useful tool for neuromodulation, if an accurate patient selection is carried out prior, which should include a trial period. Undoubtedly, this proper selection and a better knowledge of its underlying mechanisms of action, will allow this cutting edge technique to be more acceptable among pain physicians.

Yampolsky, Claudio; Hem, Santiago; Bendersky, Damian

2012-01-01

477

Impact resistant tank for cryogenic fluids  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Co.'s new aboveground double-wall LNG tank is unique in both maintaining an effective seal for cryogenic liquids and providing impact resistance to withstand explosions or impact loads caused by accidents such as a nearby airplane crash. The impact-resistant tank has an inner wall and bottom made of suitable cryogenic metal reinforced by annular reinforcing rings. Between the

J. Terlesky; H. E. Muller; J. C. Murphy; H. F. Honath

1977-01-01

478

Large Cryogenic Germanium Detector. Final Report  

SciTech Connect

The goal of this project was to investigate possible ways of increasing the size of cryogenic Ge detectors. This project identified two possible approaches to increasing the individual cryogenic Ge detector size. The first approach relies on using the existing technology for growing detector-grade (high-purity) germanium crystals of dislocation density 100-7000 cm{sup -2}. The second approach is to consider dislocation-free Ge crystals.

Mandic, Vuk

2013-02-13

479

Filament-wound, fiberglass cryogenic tank supports  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The design, fabrication, and testing of filament-wound, fiberglass cryogenic tank supports for a LH2 tank, a LF2/FLOX tank and a CH4 tank. These supports consist of filament-wound fiberglass tubes with titanium end fittings. These units were satisfactorily tested at cryogenic temperatures, thereby offering a design that can be reliably and economically produced in large or small quantities. The basic design concept is applicable to any situation where strong, lightweight axial load members are desired.

Carter, J. S.; Timberlake, T. E.

1971-01-01

480

Development of cryogenic rotatable heat transfer joints  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A summary of cryogenic rotatable heat transfer joint technology development, at Rockwell International Space Division, is presented. Starting with the flight qualified radiative joint on the RM-20B IR sensor of the early 70's, leading to rotatable heat pipe joint, gas conductive joints, rolling-contact-conductance joints, and the more recent work on development and evaluation of cryogenic rotatable seals and mechanical interfaces. Potential applications, joint design optimization, heat transfer, seal leakage and torque test data are presented.

Sadunas, J. A.; Backovsky, Z. F.; Wilson, D. E.

1992-07-01

481

Multichip module packaging for cryogenic computers  

Microsoft Academic Search

A high-speed multichip module for cryogenic data processing systems has been developed using new packaging and cooling techniques. The cryogenic multichip module achieves a cycle time of 1.5 ns by using high-speed high-electron-mobility-transistor (HEMT) ICs, low-stress cryo-multichip module (MCM) packaging, and a stable cryocooling system. The HEMT multichip module consists of 20 3 K-gate HEMT ICs on a high-density, 115-mm2

H. Yamamoto

1991-01-01

482

DIII-D cryogenics control system status  

Microsoft Academic Search

The DIII-D cryogenics system provides liquid helium for various auxiliary systems at the DIII-D tokamak facility. The system described here executes control and supervision of the cryogenics plant and associated load systems which include four neutral beam injectors, superconducting magnets, and an in-vessel tokamak cryocondensation pump. The recent addition of this divertor cryopump represented a major increase in the scope

G. L. Campbell; J. J. Harris; K. M. Schaubel

1993-01-01

483

Extraction of soluble fiber from distillers' grains.  

PubMed

The feasibility of using coproducts from dry grind corn ethanol production as a substrate for the production of soluble fiber was examined. Acid- and base-catalyzed hydrolysis experiments were performed using sulfuric acid and sodium hydroxide to partially hydrolyze hemicellulose content of whole stillage, a precursor to distillers' grains, to soluble fiber. The influences of temperature, reaction time, and hydrolyzing agent concentration on the formation of soluble fiber were studied. Soluble fiber was recovered by precipitation in a 95% ethanol solution. Results indicate that appreciable quantities of soluble fiber may be extracted using either acid- or base-catalyzed reactions. The highest yield of soluble fibers was 13.2 g per 100 g-db of treated whole stillage using one weight percent sodium hydroxide at 80ºC for 1 h. HPLC analysis was used to quantify the amount of monomeric sugars which were formed during the hydrolysis procedures. PMID:22203395

Flodman, Hunter R; Boyer, Elizabeth J; Muthukumarappan, Arthy; Noureddini, Hossein

2012-02-01

484

EFFECTS OF VARYING LEVELS OF PROCESSED DISTILLERS SOLUBLES AND DISTILLERS GRAINS WITH SOLUBLES ON NITROGEN AND ENERGY METABOLISM OF BEEF STEERS 1'2  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY A series of nine metabolism studies were conducted with growing beef steers in switch- back or latin-square designs to evaluate the effect of (1) screened process distillers solubles (SDS), (2) screened process distillers grains with solubles (SDGS), (3) centrifuged process dis- tillers solubles (CDS), (4) centrifuged process distillers grains with solubles (CDGS) and (5) screened process distillers grains (SDG)

M. C. Chen; W. M. Beeson; T. W. Perry; M. T. Mohler

485

Pyrolysis of shale oil vacuum distillate fractions  

SciTech Connect

The freezing point of US Navy jet fuel (JP-5) has been related to the amounts of large n-alkanes present in the fuel. This behavior applies to jet fuels derived from alternate fossil fuel resources, such as shale oil, coal, and tar sands, as well as those derived from petroleum. In general, jet fuels from shale oil have the highest and those from coal the lowest n-alkane content. The origin of these n-alkanes in the amounts observed, especially in shale-derived fuels, is not readily explained on the basis of literature information. Studies of the processes, particularly the ones involving thermal stress, used to produce these fuels are needed to define how the n-alkanes form from larger molecules. The information developed will significantly contribute to the selection of processes and refining techniques for future fuel production from shale oil. Carbon-13 nmr studies indicate that oil shale rock contains many long unbranched straight chain hydrocarbon groups. The shale oil derived from the rock also gives indication of considerable straight chain material with large peaks at 14, 23, 30, and 32 ppM in the C-13 nmr spectrum. Previous pyrolysis studies stressed fractions of shale crude oil residua, measured the yields of JP-5, and determined the content of potential n-alkanes in the JP-5 distillation range (4). In this work, a shale crude oil vacuum distillate (Paraho) was separated into three chemical fractions. The fractions were then subjected to nmr analysis to estimate the potential for n-alkane production and to pyrolysis studies to determine an experimental n-alkane yield.

Hazlett, R.N.; Beal, E.

1983-01-01

486

Pyrolysis of shale oil vacuum distillate fractions  

SciTech Connect

The freezing point of U.S. Navy jet fuel (JP-5) has been related to the amounts of large nalkanes present in the fuel. This behavior applies to jet fuels derived from alternate fossil fuel resources, such as shale oil, coal, and tar sands, as well as those derived from petroleum. In general, jet fuels from shale oil have the highest and those from coal the lowest n-alkane content. The origin of these n-alkanes in the amounts observed, especially in shale-derived fuels, is not readily explained on the basis of literature information. Studies of the processes, particularly the ones involving thermal stress, used to produce these fuels are needed to define how th n-alkanes form from larger molecules. The information developed will significantly contribute to the selection of processes and refining techniques for future fuel production from shale oil. Carbon-13 nmr studies indicate that oil shale rock contains many long unbranched straight chain hydrocarbon groups. The shale oil derived from the rock also gives indication of considerable straight chain material with large peaks at 14, 23, 30 and 32 ppm in the C-13 nmr spectrum. Previous pyrolysis studies stressed fractions of shale crude oil residua, measured the yields of JP-5, and determined the content of potential n-alkanes in the JP-5 distillation range (4). In this work, a shale crude oil vacuum distillate (Paraho) was separated into three chemical fractions. The fractions were then subjected to nmr analysis to estimate the potential for n-alkane production and to pyrolysis studies to determine an experimental n-alkane yield.

Hazlett, R.N.; Beal, E.

1983-02-01

487

Cryogenic engineering and superconductor technology; Proceedings of the 14th International Cryogenic Engineering Conference and International Cryogenic Materials Conference, Kiev, Ukraine, June 8-12, 1992  

Microsoft Academic Search

Consideration is given to application concepts of small regenerative cryocoolers in superconducting magnet systems, thermoelectric materials for Peltier cryogenic coolers, closed-cycle liquid helium refrigerators, built-in cryogenic control fixtures with electric drive, large cryogenic helium systems for superconducting magnets, low temperature adsorptive hydrogen isotope separation, cryogenic thermometry for space testing systems, performance of parallel flow He-II heat exchangers, and transient heat

P. Komarek; C. Rizzuto

1992-01-01

488

Improved microwave steam distillation apparatus for isolation of essential oils. Comparison with conventional steam distillation.  

PubMed

Steam distillation (SD) is routinely used by analysts for the isolation of essential oils from herbs, flowers and spices prior to gas chromatographic analysis. In this work, a new process design and operation for an improved microwave steam distillation (MSD) of essential oils from aromatic natural products was developed. To demonstrate its feasibility, MSD was compared with the conventional technique, SD, for the analysis of volatile compounds from dry lavender flowers (Lavandula angustifolia Mill., Lamiaceae). Essential oils isolated by MSD were quantitatively (yield) and qualitatively (aromatic profile) similar to those obtained by SD, but MSD was better than SD in terms of rapidity (6 min versus 30 min for lavender flowers), thereby allowing substantial savings of costs in terms of time and energy. Lavender flowers treated by MSD and SD were observed by scanning electron microscopy. Micrographs provide evidence of more rapid opening of essential oil glands treated by MSD, in contrast to conventional SD. PMID:18849039

Sahraoui, Naima; Vian, Maryline Abert; Bornard, Isabelle; Boutekedjiret, Chahrazed; Chemat, Farid

2008-11-14

489

Use of Corn Distiller's Solubles from an Ethanol Plant for Aquaculture.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Wet stillage can economically be separated into two fractions: distiller's grain and distiller's solubles. Wet corn distiller's grain has shown potential as a feed supplement for ruminants, swine, and poultry. However, the soluble fraction (with suspended...

C. C. Kohler

1984-01-01

490

40 CFR 417.50 - Applicability; description of the glycerine distillation subcategory.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...description of the glycerine distillation subcategory. 417.50 Section...POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Glycerine Distillation Subcategory § 417.50 Applicability...description of the glycerine distillation subcategory. The...

2010-07-01

491

40 CFR 417.50 - Applicability; description of the glycerine distillation subcategory.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...description of the glycerine distillation subcategory. 417.50 Section...POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Glycerine Distillation Subcategory § 417.50 Applicability...description of the glycerine distillation subcategory. The...

2009-07-01

492

40 CFR 721.10670 - Bromine, manufacture of, by-products from, distillation residues.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...manufacture of, by-products from, distillation residues. 721.10670 Section...manufacture of, by-products from, distillation residues. (a) Chemical substance...manufacture of, by-products from, distillation residues (PMN...

2013-07-01

493

40 CFR 721.10531 - Distillation bottoms from manufacture of brominated cycloalkanes (generic).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Distillation bottoms from manufacture of brominated...Chemical Substances § 721.10531 Distillation bottoms from manufacture of brominated...substance identified generically as distillation bottoms from manufacture of...

2013-07-01

494

40 CFR 721.10530 - Acrylate manufacture byproduct distillation residue (generic).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false Acrylate manufacture byproduct distillation residue (generic). 721.10530...10530 Acrylate manufacture byproduct distillation residue (generic). (a) Chemical...generically as acrylate manufacture byproduct distillation residue (PMN P-12-87) is...

2013-07-01

495

27 CFR 19.643 - Brand name, kind, alcohol content, and State of distillation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...kind, alcohol content, and State of distillation. 19.643 Section 19.643 ...kind, alcohol content, and State of distillation. (a) Brand name and kind...mean the same thing. (c) State of distillation â(1) Mandatory statement....

2009-04-01

496

40 CFR 721.10621 - Distillation bottoms, alkylated benzene by-product (generic).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Distillation bottoms, alkylated benzene by-product...Chemical Substances § 721.10621 Distillation bottoms, alkylated benzene by-product...substance identified generically as distillation bottoms, alkylated benzene...

2013-07-01

497

40 CFR 417.50 - Applicability; description of the glycerine distillation subcategory.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...description of the glycerine distillation subcategory. 417.50 Section...POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Glycerine Distillation Subcategory § 417.50 Applicability...description of the glycerine distillation subcategory. The...

2013-07-01

498

19 CFR 144.15 - Entry and withdrawal from Customs bonded warehouses of distilled spirits.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Entry and withdrawal from Customs bonded warehouses of distilled spirits...Entry and withdrawal from Customs bonded warehouses of distilled spirits...distilled spirits entered into Customs bonded warehouse in accordance with...

2010-04-01