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Evaporation system and method for gas jet deposition of thin film materials  

DOEpatents

A method and apparatus for depositing thin films of materials such as metals, oxides and nitrides at low temperature relies on a supersonic free jet of inert carrier gas to transport vapor species generated from an evaporation source to the surface of a substrate. Film deposition vapors are generated from solid film precursor materials, including those in the form of wires or powders. The vapor from these sources is carried downstream in a low pressure supersonic jet of inert gas to the surface of a substrate where the vapors deposit to form a thin film. A reactant gas can be introduced into the gas jet to form a reaction product with the evaporated material. The substrate can be moved from the gas jet past a gas jet containing a reactant gas in which a discharge has been generated, the speed of movement being sufficient to form a thin film which is chemically composed of the evaporated material and reactant gases.

Schmitt, Jerome J. (New Haven, CT); Halpern, Bret L. (Bethany, CT)

1994-01-01

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Evaporation system and method for gas jet deposition of thin film materials  

DOEpatents

A method and apparatus are disclosed for depositing thin films of materials such as metals, oxides and nitrides at low temperature relies on a supersonic free jet of inert carrier gas to transport vapor species generated from an evaporation source to the surface of a substrate. Film deposition vapors are generated from solid film precursor materials, including those in the form of wires or powders. The vapor from these sources is carried downstream in a low pressure supersonic jet of inert gas to the surface of a substrate where the vapors deposit to form a thin film. A reactant gas can be introduced into the gas jet to form a reaction product with the evaporated material. The substrate can be moved from the gas jet past a gas jet containing a reactant gas in which a discharge has been generated, the speed of movement being sufficient to form a thin film which is chemically composed of the evaporated material and reactant gases. 8 figs.

Schmitt, J.J.; Halpern, B.L.

1994-10-18

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A rapid method for simultaneously determining ethanol and methanol content in wines by full evaporation headspace gas chromatography.  

PubMed

This work reports on a full evaporation headspace gas chromatographic (FE HS-GC) method for simultaneously determining the ethanol (EtOH) and methanol (MeOH) content in wines. A small sample (10?L) was placed in a headspace sample vial, and a near-complete mass transfer of ethanol and methanol from the liquid sample to the vapor phase was obtained within three minutes at a temperature of 105°C, which allowed the measurement of the EtOH and MeOH content in the sample by GC. The results showed excellent precision and accuracy, as shown by the reproducibilities of 1.02% and 2.11% for EtOH and MeOH, respectively, and recoveries that ranged from 96.1% to 104% for both alcohols. The method is efficient, accurate and suitable for the determination of EtOH and MeOH in wine production and quality control. PMID:25863625

Zhang, Chun-Yun; Lin, Neng-Biao; Chai, Xin-Sheng; Zhong-Li; Barnes, Donald G

2015-09-15

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Method of evaporation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Liquids, such as juices, milk, molten metal and the like are concentrated by forming uniformly-sized, small droplets in a precision droplet forming assembly and deploying the droplets in free fall downwardly as a central column within an evacuated column with cool walls. A portion of the solvent evaporates. The vapor flows to the wall, condenses, and usually flows down the wall as a film to condensate collector and drain. The vertical column of freely falling droplets enters the splash guard. The condensate can be collected, sent to other towers or recycled.

Dufresne, Eugene R.

1987-01-01

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Apparatus and method for evaporator defrosting  

Microsoft Academic Search

An apparatus and method for warm-liquid defrosting of the evaporator of a refrigeration system. The apparatus includes a first refrigerant expansion device that selectively expands refrigerant for cooling the evaporator, a second refrigerant expansion device that selectively expands the refrigerant after the refrigerant has passed through the evaporator, and a defrosting control for the first refrigerant expansion device and second

Viung C. Mei; Fang C. Chen; Ronald E. Domitrovic

2001-01-01

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On The Validity of the Assumed PDF Method for Modeling Binary Mixing/Reaction of Evaporated Vapor in GAS/Liquid-Droplet Turbulent Shear Flow  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An Investigation of the statistical description of binary mixing and/or reaction between a carrier gas and an evaporated vapor species in two-phase gas-liquid turbulent flows is perfomed through both theroetical analysis and comparisons with results from direct numerical simulations (DNS) of a two-phase mixing layer.

Miller, R. S.; Bellan, J.

1997-01-01

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Apparatus and method for evaporator defrosting  

DOEpatents

An apparatus and method for warm-liquid defrosting of the evaporator of a refrigeration system. The apparatus includes a first refrigerant expansion device that selectively expands refrigerant for cooling the evaporator, a second refrigerant expansion device that selectively expands the refrigerant after the refrigerant has passed through the evaporator, and a defrosting control for the first refrigerant expansion device and second refrigerant expansion device to selectively defrost the evaporator by causing warm refrigerant to flow through the evaporator. The apparatus is alternately embodied with a first refrigerant bypass and/or a second refrigerant bypass for selectively directing refrigerant to respectively bypass the first refrigerant expansion device and the second refrigerant expansion device, and with the defrosting control connected to the first refrigerant bypass and/or the second refrigerant bypass to selectively activate and deactivate the bypasses depending upon the current cycle of the refrigeration system. The apparatus alternately includes an accumulator for accumulating liquid and/or gaseous refrigerant that is then pumped either to a refrigerant receiver or the first refrigerant expansion device for enhanced evaporator defrosting capability. The inventive method of defrosting an evaporator in a refrigeration system includes the steps of compressing refrigerant in a compressor and cooling the refrigerant in the condenser such that the refrigerant is substantially in liquid form, passing the refrigerant substantially in liquid form through the evaporator, and expanding the refrigerant with a refrigerant expansion device after the refrigerant substantially passes through the evaporator.

Mei, Viung C. (Oak Ridge, TN); Chen, Fang C. (Knoxville, TN); Domitrovic, Ronald E. (Knoxville, TN)

2001-01-01

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Measurements of the evaporation coefficient of water based on molecular gas dynamics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We propose a novel method for measuring the evaporation coefficient of water using a sound-resonaiice experiment based on the theory of molecular gas dynamics. The evaporation coefficient is one of the parameters contained in the kinetic boundary condition. The evaporation coefficient of water is determined according to the pressure amplitude of the resonant sound wave in a cylindrical space bounded by a sound source and a vapor-liquid interface. The use of the sound wave enables us to conduct the experiment in a weak nonequilibrium state. By comparing the pressure amplitude with the results from a linear acoustic theory, including the effect of the evaporation coefficient on the amplitude variation, we demonstrate that the evaporation coefficient of water is approximately 1.0 near 300 K.

Nakamura, Shigeto; Yano, Takeru

2014-12-01

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Evaporation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The representation is an animation of the water cycle. It shows water evaporating from a large body of water with a descriptive text describing the water cycle process including evaporation, condensation and precipitation. An additional diagram on transport is included.

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Infiltration and evaporation of small hydrocarbon spills at gas stations.  

PubMed

Small gasoline spills frequently occur at gasoline dispensing stations. We have developed a mathematical model to estimate both the amount of gasoline that infiltrates into the concrete underneath the dispensing stations and the amount of gasoline that evaporates into the typically turbulent atmosphere. Our model shows that the fraction of infiltrated gasoline can exceed the fraction that evaporates from the sessile droplets. Infiltrated gasoline then evaporates and is slowly released to the atmosphere via slow diffusive transport in pores. Tentative experiments show that our theoretical approach captures observed experimental trends. Predictions based on independently estimated model parameters roughly describe the experimental data, except for the very slow vapor release at the end of Stage II evaporation. Our study suggests that, over the lifespan of a gas station, concrete pads underneath gas dispensing stations accumulate significant amounts of gasoline, which could eventually break through into underlying soil and groundwater. Our model also shows that lifetimes of spilled gasoline droplets on concrete surfaces are on the order of minutes or longer. Therefore contamination can be carried away by foot traffic or precipitation runoff. Regulations and guidelines typically do not address subsurface and surface contaminations due to chronic small gasoline spills, even though these spills could result in non-negligible human exposure to toxic and carcinogenic gasoline compounds. PMID:25444115

Hilpert, Markus; Breysse, Patrick N

2014-12-01

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Infiltration and evaporation of small hydrocarbon spills at gas stations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Small gasoline spills frequently occur at gasoline dispensing stations. We have developed a mathematical model to estimate both the amount of gasoline that infiltrates into the concrete underneath the dispensing stations and the amount of gasoline that evaporates into the typically turbulent atmosphere. Our model shows that the fraction of infiltrated gasoline can exceed the fraction that evaporates from the sessile droplets. Infiltrated gasoline then evaporates and is slowly released to the atmosphere via slow diffusive transport in pores. Tentative experiments show that our theoretical approach captures observed experimental trends. Predictions based on independently estimated model parameters roughly describe the experimental data, except for the very slow vapor release at the end of Stage II evaporation. Our study suggests that, over the lifespan of a gas station, concrete pads underneath gas dispensing stations accumulate significant amounts of gasoline, which could eventually break through into underlying soil and groundwater. Our model also shows that lifetimes of spilled gasoline droplets on concrete surfaces are on the order of minutes or longer. Therefore contamination can be carried away by foot traffic or precipitation runoff. Regulations and guidelines typically do not address subsurface and surface contaminations due to chronic small gasoline spills, even though these spills could result in non-negligible human exposure to toxic and carcinogenic gasoline compounds.

Hilpert, Markus; Breysse, Patrick N.

2014-12-01

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Evaporation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This three-part activity consists of an activity that groups of learners develop themselves, a given procedure, and an optional demonstration. First, learners discuss examples of evaporation and then design and conduct their own test to find out whether heating water has an effect on the rate of evaporation. While waiting for their results, learners conduct another evaporation activity using single drops of water on 2 paper towels, one of which is heated. The optional demonstration compares the rate of evaporation of hot and cold water using a sensitive scale or balance. In each of these experiences with evaporation, learners will identify variables, consider how to best control them, and use their observations to conclude that heating water increases the rate of evaporation.

James H. Kessler

2007-01-01

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Evaporation Correction Methods for Microwave Retrievals of Surface Precipitation Rate  

Microsoft Academic Search

Active and passive microwave remote sensing esti- mates of surface precipitation based on signals from hydrometeors aloft require correction for evaporated precipitation that would otherwise reach the ground. This paper develops and compares two near-surface evaporation correction methods using two years of data from 509 globally distributed rain gauges and three passive millimeter-wave Advanced Microwave Sounding Units (AMSUs) aboard National

Chinnawat Surussavadee; David H. Staelin

2011-01-01

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COMPONENT LOSS DURING EVAPORATION-RECONSTITUTION OF ORGANIC ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLES FOR GAS CHROMATOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS  

EPA Science Inventory

Standard and sample solutions stored in borosilicate sample vials were allowed to evaporate to dryness at room temperature. The solutions were analyzed by gas chromatography-flame ionization detection before evaporation and after reconstitution to the original volume to determine...

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Multilayer composite material and method for evaporative cooling  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A multilayer composite material and method for evaporative cooling of a person employs an evaporative cooling liquid that changes phase from a liquid to a gaseous state to absorb thermal energy. The evaporative cooling liquid is absorbed into a superabsorbent material enclosed within the multilayer composite material. The multilayer composite material has a high percentage of the evaporative cooling liquid in the matrix. The cooling effect can be sustained for an extended period of time because of the high percentage of phase change liquid that can be absorbed into the superabsorbent. Such a composite can be used for cooling febrile patients by evaporative cooling as the evaporative cooling liquid in the matrix changes from a liquid to a gaseous state to absorb thermal energy. The composite can be made with a perforated barrier material around the outside to regulate the evaporation rate of the phase change liquid. Alternatively, the composite can be made with an imperveous barrier material or semipermeable membrane on one side to prevent the liquid from contacting the person's skin. The evaporative cooling liquid in the matrix can be recharged by soaking the material in the liquid. The multilayer composite material can be fashioned into blankets, garments and other articles.

Buckley, Theresa M. (Inventor)

2002-01-01

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Method and apparatus for flash evaporation of liquids  

DOEpatents

A vertical tube flash evaporator for introducing a super-heated liquid into a flash evaporation chamber includes a vertical inlet tube with a flared diffuser portion at its upper outlet end. A plurality of annular screens are positioned in axially spaced-apart relation to each other around the periphery of the vertical tube and below the diffuser portion thereof. The screens are preferably curved upward in a cup-shaped configuration. These flash evaporators are shown in an ocean thermal energy conversion unit designed for generating electric power from differential temperature gradients in ocean water. The method of use of the flash evaporators of this invention includes flowing liquid upwardly through the vertical tube into the diffuser where initial expansion and boiling occurs quite violently and explosively. Unvaporized liquid sheets and drops collide with each other to enhance surface renewal and evaporation properties, and liquid flowing over the outlet end of the diffuser falls onto the curved screens for further surface renewal and evaporation.

Bharathan, D.

1984-01-01

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Method and apparatus for flash evaporation of liquids  

DOEpatents

A vertical tube flash evaporator for introducing a superheated liquid into a flash evaporation chamber includes a vertical inlet tube with a flared diffuser portion at its upper outlet end. A plurality of annular screens are positioned in axially spaced-apart relation to each other around the periphery of the vertical tube and below the diffuser portion thereof. The screens are preferably curved upward in a cup-shaped configuration. These flash evaporators are shown in an ocean thermal energy conversion unit designed for generating electric power from differential temperature gradients in ocean water. The method of use of the flash evaporators of this invention includes flowing liquid upwardly through the vertical tube into the diffuser where initial expansion and boiling occurs quite violently and explosively. Unvaporized liquid sheets and drops collide with each other to enhance surface renewal and evaporation properties, and liquid flowing over the outlet end of the diffuser falls onto the curved screens for further surface renewal and evaporation.

Bharathan, Desikan (Lakewood, CO)

1984-01-01

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System and method for cooling a combustion gas charge  

DOEpatents

The present invention relates to a system and method for cooling a combustion gas charge prior. The combustion gas charge may include compressed intake air, exhaust gas, or a mixture thereof. An evaporator is provided that may then receive a relatively high temperature combustion gas charge and discharge at a relatively lower temperature. The evaporator may be configured to operate with refrigeration cycle components and/or to receive a fluid below atmospheric pressure as the phase-change cooling medium.

Massey, Mary Cecelia; Boberg, Thomas Earl

2010-05-25

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Gas exchange in terrestrial environments comes at the cost of evaporative water loss from respiratory surfaces.  

E-print Network

3477 Gas exchange in terrestrial environments comes at the cost of evaporative water loss from of gas exchange, both within and among species (Lighton, 1998; Shelton and Appel, 2001; Chown, 2002). The classical pattern is that of discontinuous gas exchange, or discontinuous gas-exchange cycles (DGC; Lighton

Franz, Nico M.

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Evaporation and Condensation of Large Droplets in the Presence of Inert Admixtures Containing Soluble Gas  

E-print Network

effect of the greenhouse gases (Krämer et al. 2000). All these phenomena involve evaporation of droplets the mutual influence of heat and mass transfer during gas absorption and evaporation or condensation. The system of transient conjugate nonlinear energy and mass conservation equa- tions was solved using

Elperin, Tov

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Flash gas bypass for improving the performance of transcritical R744 systems that use microchannel evaporators  

Microsoft Academic Search

The performance of transcritical R744 systems with direct expansion (DX) can be significantly improved by implementing a Flash Gas Bypass (FGB). The idea behind the concept is to bypass refrigerant vapor, created during the isenthalpic expansion process, around the evaporator. By feeding the evaporator with liquid refrigerant, pressure drop is reduced and refrigerant distribution is improved. With R744 as the

Stefan Elbel; Pega Hrnjak

2004-01-01

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An Electron Microscope Study on Fine Metal Particles Prepared by Evaporation in Argon Gas at Low Pressure  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fine particles of various metals (Mg, Al, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ag, Cd, Sn, Au, Pb and Bi) were prepared by evaporation in argon gas at low pressure. The evaporation was carried out in an ordinary vacuum evaporation unit using a tungsten wire basket heater, after introducing the gas into the vacuum chamber. The average particle size

Kazuo Kimoto; Yoshihiro Kamiya; Minoru Nonoyama; Ryozi Uyeda

1963-01-01

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Likelihood ratio methods for forensic comparison of evaporated gasoline residues.  

PubMed

In the investigation of arson, evidence connecting a suspect to the fire scene may be obtained by comparing the composition of ignitable liquid residues found at the crime scene to ignitable liquids found in possession of the suspect. Interpreting the result of such a comparison is hampered by processes at the crime scene that result in evaporation, matrix interference, and microbial degradation of the ignitable liquid. Most commonly, gasoline is used as a fire accelerant in arson. In the current scientific literature on gasoline comparison, classification studies are reported for unevaporated and evaporated gasoline residues. In these studies the goal is to discriminate between samples of several sources of gasoline, based on a chemical analysis. While in classification studies the focus is on discrimination of gasolines, for forensic purposes a likelihood ratio approach is more relevant. In this work, a first step is made towards the ultimate goal of obtaining numerical values for the strength of evidence for the inference of identity of source in gasoline comparisons. Three likelihood ratio methods are presented for the comparison of evaporated gasoline residues (up to 75% weight loss under laboratory conditions). Two methods based on distance functions and one multivariate method were developed. The performance of the three methods is characterized by rates of misleading evidence, an analysis of the calibration and an information theoretical analysis. The three methods show strong improvement of discrimination as compared with a completely uninformative method. The two distance functions perform better than the multivariate method, in terms of discrimination and rates of misleading evidence. PMID:25498926

Vergeer, P; Bolck, A; Peschier, L J C; Berger, C E H; Hendrikse, J N

2014-12-01

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Evaporation of iodine-containing off-gas scrubber solution  

DOEpatents

Mercuric nitrate-nitric acid scrub solutions containing radioiodine may be reduced in volume without excessive loss of volatile iodine. The use of concentrated nitric acid during an evaporation process oxidizes the mercury-iodide complex to a less volatile mercuric iodate precipitate.

Partridge, J.A.; Bosuego, G.P.

1980-07-14

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Simplified evaporation method for determining soil hydraulic properties  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

SummaryEvaporation experiments are commonly used to derive hydraulic properties of soils. In the simplified evaporation method, as proposed by Schindler [Schindler, U., 1980. Ein Schnellverfahren zur Messung der Wasserleitfähigkeit im teilgesättigten Boden an Stechzylinderproben. Arch. Acker- u. Pflanzenbau u. Bodenkd. Berlin 24, 1-7], the weight of a soil sample and pressure heads at two height levels are recorded at consecutive times. The evaluation of these measurements relies on linearization assumptions with respect to time, space and the water content-pressure head relationship. In this article, we investigate the errors that result from the linearization assumptions, and show how systematic and stochastic measurement errors affect the calculation of water retention and hydraulic conductivity data and the resulting fits of soil hydraulic functions. We find that linearization errors with respect to time are negligible if cubic Hermite splines are used for data interpolation. Linearizations in space lead to minor errors, even in the late stage of evaporation where strongly non-linear pressure head profiles emerge. A bias in the estimated retention function results from the negligence of a non-linear water content distribution in the sample at the begin of the evaporation process, and affects primarily coarse sands or soils with structured pore systems. This error can be avoided if an integral evaluation of the measurements is used. We introduce an applicable rejection criterion for unreliable hydraulic conductivity data near saturation, based on the error in the hydraulic gradient. Calibration errors of tensiometers lead to biased estimates of hydraulic properties in the wet range, whereas errors in tensiometer installation positions yield biases in the dry range. Random errors in data cause no significant bias, and parametric hydraulic functions can be estimated with small uncertainties, if water retention and conductivity functions are coupled and the underlying model structure is correct.

Peters, A.; Durner, W.

2008-07-01

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Preparation of drug nanoparticles by emulsion evaporation method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Polymeric drug nanoparticles were prepared by emulsion solvent evaporation method. In this study, prepared the polymeric drug nanoparticles consist of ketoprofen and Eudragit E 100. The morphology structure was investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The interactions between the drug and polymer were investigated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The size distribution was measured by means of Dynamic Light Scattering. The nanoparticles have an average size of about 150 nm. The incorporation ability of drugs in the polymeric nanoparticles depended on the integration between polymer and drug as well as the glass transition temperature of the polymer.

Hoa, Le Thi Mai; Chi, Nguyen Tai; Triet, Nguyen Minh; Thanh Nhan, Le Ngoc; Mau Chien, Dang

2009-09-01

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A photoluminescence study of nitrogen doping of gas-evaporated GaP microcrystals  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an attempt to produce GaP microcrystals doped with N atoms, gas evaporation was performed for a gas mixture composed of Ar and 0953-8984\\/8\\/15\\/019\\/img6. The microcrystals exhibited photoluminescence bands characteristic of N isoelectronic traps, thereby giving clear evidence of N doping. It was found that the doping level can be controlled by varying the partial pressure of 0953-8984\\/8\\/15\\/019\\/img6 gas. The

Han-Min Kim; Shinji Hayashi; Keiichi Yamamoto

1996-01-01

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Evaporation from weighing precipitation gauges: impacts on automated gauge measurements and quality assurance methods  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The effects of evaporation on precipitation measurements have been understood to bias total precipitation lower. For automated weighing-bucket gauges, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) suggests the use of evaporative suppressants with frequent observations. However, the use of evaporation suppressants is not always feasible due to environmental hazards and the added cost of maintenance, transport, and disposal of the gauge additive. In addition, research has suggested that evaporation prior to precipitation may affect precipitation measurements from auto-recording gauges operating at sub-hourly frequencies. For further evaluation, a field campaign was conducted to monitor evaporation and its impacts on the quality of precipitation measurements from gauges used at US Climate Reference Network (USCRN) stations. Collocated Geonor gauges with (nonEvap) and without (evap) an evaporative suppressant were compared to evaluate evaporative losses and evaporation biases on precipitation measurements. From June to August, evaporative losses from the evap gauge exceeded accumulated precipitation, with an average loss of 0.12 mm h-1. However, the impact of evaporation on precipitation measurements was sensitive to calculation methods. In general, methods that utilized a longer time series to smooth out sensor noise were more sensitive to gauge (-4.6% bias with respect to control) evaporation than methods computing depth change without smoothing (< +1% bias). These results indicate that while climate and gauge design affect gauge evaporation rates computational methods can influence the magnitude of evaporation bias on precipitation measurements. It is hoped this study will advance QA techniques that mitigate the impact of evaporation biases on precipitation measurements from other automated networks.

Leeper, R. D.; Kochendorfer, J.

2014-12-01

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LANDFILL GAS MEASUREMENT METHODS  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Methane from landfills contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. The development of cost-effective methods for measuring diffuse emissions from landfills remains a difficult issue for regulators and landfill operators. Currently, two major options are available: (1) above-ground methods which quantif...

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Evaporation determined by the energy-budget method for Mirror Lake, New Hampshire  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Evaporation was determined by the energy-budget method for Mirror Lake during the open water periods of 1982-1987. For all years, evaporation rates were low in spring and fall and highest during the summer. However, the times of highest evaporation rates varied during the 6 yr. Evaporation reached maximum rates in July for three of the years, in June for two of the years, and in August for one of the years. The highest evaporation rate during the 6-yr study was 0.46 cm d-1 during 27 May-4 June 1986 and 15-21 July 1987. Solar radiation and atmospheric radiation input to the lake and long-wave radiation emitted from the lake were by far the largest energy fluxes to and from the lake and had the greatest effect on evaporation rates. Energy advected to and from the lake by precipitation, surface water, and ground water had little effect on evaporation rates. In the energy-budget method, average evaporation rates are determined for energy-budget periods, which are bounded by the dates of thermal surveys of the lake. Our study compared evaporation rates calculated for short periods, usually ???1 week, with evaporation rates calculated for longer periods, usually ???2 weeks. The results indicated that the shorter periods showed more variability in evaporation rates, but seasonal patterns, with few exceptions, were similar.

Winter, T.C.; Buso, D.C.; Rosenberry, D.O.; Likens, G.E.; Sturrock, A.M., Jr.; Mau, D.P.

2003-01-01

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Laboratory Evaporation Testing Of Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Low Activity Waste Off-Gas Condensate Simulant  

SciTech Connect

The Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) Low Activity Waste (LAW) vitrification facility will generate an aqueous condensate recycle stream, LAW Off-Gas Condensate, from the off-gas system. The baseline plan for disposition of this stream is to send it to the WTP Pretreatment Facility, where it will be blended with LAW, concentrated by evaporation and recycled to the LAW vitrification facility again. Alternate disposition of this stream would eliminate recycling of problematic components, and would enable de-coupled operation of the LAW melter and the Pretreatment Facilities. Eliminating this stream from recycling within WTP would also decrease the LAW vitrification mission duration and quantity of canistered glass waste forms. This LAW Off-Gas Condensate stream contains components that are volatile at melter temperatures and are problematic for the glass waste form. Because this stream recycles within WTP, these components accumulate in the Condensate stream, exacerbating their impact on the number of LAW glass containers that must be produced. Approximately 32% of the sodium in Supplemental LAW comes from glass formers used to make the extra glass to dilute the halides to be within acceptable concentration ranges in the LAW glass. Diverting the stream reduces the halides in the recycled Condensate and is a key outcome of this work. Additionally, under possible scenarios where the LAW vitrification facility commences operation prior to the WTP Pretreatment facility, identifying a disposition path becomes vitally important. This task examines the impact of potential future disposition of this stream in the Hanford tank farms, and investigates auxiliary evaporation to enable another disposition path. Unless an auxiliary evaporator is used, returning the stream to the tank farms would require evaporation in the 242-A evaporator. This stream is expected to be unusual because it will be very high in corrosive species that are volatile in the melter (chloride, fluoride, sulfur), will have high ammonia, and will contain carryover particulates of glass-former chemicals. These species have potential to cause corrosion of tanks and equipment, precipitation of solids, release of ammonia gas vapors, and scale in the tank farm evaporator. Routing this stream to the tank farms does not permanently divert it from recycling into the WTP, only temporarily stores it prior to reprocessing. Testing is normally performed to demonstrate acceptable conditions and limits for these compounds in wastes sent to the tank farms. The primary parameter of this phase of the test program was measuring the formation of solids during evaporation in order to assess the compatibility of the stream with the evaporator and transfer and storage equipment. The origin of this LAW Off-Gas Condensate stream will be the liquids from the Submerged Bed Scrubber (SBS) and the Wet Electrostatic Precipitator (WESP) from the LAW facility melter offgas system. The stream is expected to be a dilute salt solution with near neutral pH, and will likely contain some insoluble solids from melter carryover. The soluble components are expected to be mostly sodium and ammonium salts of nitrate, chloride, and fluoride. This stream has not been generated yet, and, thus, the composition will not be available until the WTP begins operation, but a simulant has been produced based on models, calculations, and comparison with pilot-scale tests. This report discusses results of evaporation testing of the simulant. Two conditions were tested, one with the simulant at near neutral pH, and a second at alkaline pH. The neutral pH test is comparable to the conditions in the Hanford Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF) evaporator, although that evaporator operates at near atmospheric pressure and tests were done under vacuum. For the alkaline test, the target pH was based on the tank farm corrosion control program requirements, and the test protocol and equipment was comparable to that used for routine evaluation of feed compatibility studies for the 242-A evaporator. One of the

Adamson, Duane J.; Nash, Charles A.; McCabe, Daniel J.; Crawford, Charles L.; Wilmarth, William R.

2014-01-27

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Oxygen Isotopic Fractionation During Evaporation of SiO2 in Vacuum and in H Gas  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Chondritic components, chondrules, CAIs, and some parts of the matrix are believed to have formed and/or thermally processed in the solar nebula. If this scenario is the case, they should be fractionated for major and minor elements and isotopes according to the formation temperature. This is true for major and trace elements, but is not the case for isotopes. Differences in oxygen isotopic composition among meteorite groups are interpreted to be the results of mixing of gas and dust from different oxygen reservoirs, and the effect of isotopic fractionation is negligible for most meteorites except for rare CAIs. Davis et al. [1] studied the isotopic fractionation of SiO2, MgO, and forsterite and showed that oxygen isotopic fractionation from solid materials is very small, but that from liquid is significant. Evaporation in the solar nebula should, however, be in hydrogen gas, which is reactive with silicates. Therefore, the effect of hydrogen gas on the evaporation behaviors of silicates, including mode of evaporation, evaporation rate, and compositional and isotopic fractionation, should be studied. Nagahara [2] studied the evaporation rate of SiO2 in equilibrium, in constant evacuation (free evaporation), and in hydrogen, and showed that the rate in hydrogen gas is orders of magnitude larger than that in vacuum; the mode of evaporation also differs from that in vacuum. Oxygen isotopic fractionation during evaporation of SiO2 in constant evacuation and in hydrogen gas at two different total pressures are studied in the present study. The starting material is a single crystal of natural quartz, which should transform into high cristobalite at experimental conditions. The powdered starting material was kept in a graphite capsule without a cap and set in a vacuum chamber with and without hydrogen gas flow. Experimental temperature was 1600 degrees C. Oxygen isotopic compositions (^18O/^16O) were measured with the CO2laser heating fluorination technique. Oxygen isotope measurements, including ^17O and silicon isotope measurements, are now in progress, and some of the results are shown in this paper. Oxygen isotopic compositions of residues in vacuum and in hydrogen gas of total pressure of 2.6 x 10^-5 bar, which approximates the pressure of the solar nebula at the midplane at 2-3 AU, are shown in comparison with evaporation rate (Figs. 1 and 2). Oxygen isotopic fractionation is remarkable in a constant evacuation, but is negligible in hydrogen gas of 2.6 x 10^-5 bar total pressure. In vacuum, delta ^18O of solid residue increases with increasing degree of evaporation. The curve is best fit to delta ^18O = 0.00094x^2 + 0.00173x + 19.606 (r = 0.997), where x is the degree of evaporation in weight percent. The curve is fit to the Rayleigh fractionation curve with a constant fractionation factor (alpha(sub)vap-sol) of 0.9970. Figures 1 and 2 show that evaporation is significant but oxygen isotopic fractionation is insignificant in hydrogen gas in the approximate solar nebular condition. The high evaporation rate in hydrogen gas is due to the fact that evaporation is a decomposition reaction of an oxide, which should be accelerated in reducing condition. The rate, however, can be explained by an unknown diffusion process that is possible when hydrogen is reactive with silica [2]. In a fairly high hydrogen pressure, isotopic fractionation is suppressed. On the other hand, in vacuum, the evaporation rate is small but the degree of isotopic fractionation is significant. The results suggest that chondrules and CAIs without isotopic mass fractionation could have been formed in the solar nebula, but that mass loss during heating should have been significant. The CAIs with significant mass fractionation such as HAL could have been formed in vacuum. References: [1] Davis A. et al. (1990) Nature, 347, 655-658. [2] Nagahara H. (1993) LPS XXIV, 1045-1046. Fig. 1, which appears here in the hard copy, shows the evaporation rate of SiO2 heated at 1600 degrees C in vacuum and in hydrogen gas of 2.6 x 10^-5 bar as a function of time. Fig. 2, wh

Nagahara, H.; Young, E. D.; Hoering, T. C.; Mysen, B. O.

1993-07-01

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Rapid determination of furfural in biomass hydrolysate by full evaporation headspace gas chromatography.  

PubMed

This paper reports a full evaporation (FE) headspace gas chromatographic (HS-GC) method for rapid determination of furfural in the biomass hydrolysate. The data show that a near-complete mass transfer of furfural in the sample from biomass hydrolysate to the vapor phase (headspace) was achieved within 3 min at 105°C when a very small (<40 ?L) sample was added to a 20 mL headspace sample vial. The acid-catalyzed furfural decomposition under these conditions was negligible. The furfural in the vapor phase was then determined by HS-GC using a flame ionization detector. The results showed that the method has an excellent measurement precision (RSD<0.5%) and accuracy (recovery=100.2±1.7%) for furfural quantification in carbohydrate hydrolysate samples. The method requires no sample pretreatment, so it is simple, rapid and accurate, and suitable for applications in lignocellulosic biomass conversion to fuel ethanol or other high value-added products. PMID:20970806

Li, Hailong; Chai, Xin-Sheng; Zhan, Huaiyu; Fu, Shiyu

2010-11-26

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Trace gas exchange above the floor of a deciduous forest. 1. Evaporation and CO sub 2 efflux  

SciTech Connect

The eddy correlation method has great potential for directly measuring trace gas fluxes at the floor of a forest canopy, but a thorough validation study has not been yet conducted. Another appeal of the eddy correlation method is its ability to study processes that regulate and modulate gas exchange between the soil/litter complex and the atmosphere that cannot be probed with chambers. In this paper, the authors report on eddy correlation measurements of water vapor, sensible heat, and carbon dioxide exchange that were made at the floor of a deciduous forest. The validity of the eddy correlation method to measure the emission of water vapor and CO{sub 2} from a deciduous forest floor is demonstrated by the ability to close the surface energy budget during periods that meet the requirements of the technique. Water vapor fluxes from a dry forest floor are strongly influenced by large-scale turbulent events that penetrate deep into the canopy. The frequency of these turbulent events prevents equilibrium evaporation rates from being achieved because the dynamic time constant for water vapor exchange is longer. Consequently, maximal evaporation rates are capped to rates defined by the product of the driving potential of the atmosphere and the surface conductance. On the other hand, evaporation from a wet forest floor proceeds at rates reaching or exceeding equilibrium evaporation and are highly correlated with static pressure fluctuations. CO{sub 2} efflux rates are governed by litter and soil temperature, as expected. But the authors also find a significant correlation between static pressure fluctuations and soil/litter CO{sub 2} exchange rates.

Baldocchi, D.D.; Meyers, T.P. (NOAA Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division, Oak Ridge, TN (USA))

1991-04-20

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[Measurement and estimation methods and research progress of snow evaporation in forests].  

PubMed

Accurate measurement and estimation of snow evaporation (sublimation) in forests is one of the important issues to the understanding of snow surface energy and water balance, and it is also an essential part of regional hydrological and climate models. This paper summarized the measurement and estimation methods of snow evaporation in forests, and made a comprehensive applicability evaluation, including mass-balance methods (snow water equivalent method, comparative measurements of snowfall and through-snowfall, snow evaporation pan, lysimeter, weighing of cut tree, weighing interception on crown, and gamma-ray attenuation technique) and micrometeorological methods (Bowen-ratio energy-balance method, Penman combination equation, aerodynamics method, surface temperature technique and eddy covariance method). Also this paper reviewed the progress of snow evaporation in different forests and its influencal factors. At last, combining the deficiency of past research, an outlook for snow evaporation rearch in forests was presented, hoping to provide a reference for related research in the future. PMID:24697085

Li, Hui-Dong; Guan, De-Xin; Jin, Chang-Jie; Wang, An-Zhi; Yuan, Feng-Hui; Wu, Jia-Bing

2013-12-01

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Cool gas accretion, thermal evaporation, and quenching of star formation in elliptical galaxies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The most evident features of colour-magnitude diagrams of galaxies are the red sequence of quiescent galaxies, extending up to the brightest elliptical galaxies, and the blue cloud of star-forming galaxies, which is truncated at a luminosity L˜ {L}*. The truncation of the blue cloud indicates that in the most massive systems star formation must be quenched. For this to happen the virial-temperature galactic gas must be kept hot and any accreted cold gas must be heated. The elimination of accreted cold gas can be due to thermal evaporation by the hot interstellar medium, which in turn is prevented from cooling by feedback from active galactic nuclei.

Nipoti, C.

2009-12-01

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Gas-Assisted Thin-Film Evaporation from Confined Spaces for Dissipation of High Heat Fluxes  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new cooling scheme utilizing evaporation from an ultrathin, spatially confined liquid film is described and analyzed for thermal management of hot spots with local heat fluxes in excess of 600 W\\/cm. This is achieved by a stable monolayer of liquid maintained on the surface and using fully dry sweeping gas (e.g., air) blown at high velocity (50–100 m\\/s) above

Shankar Narayanan; Andrei G. Fedorov; Yogendra K. Joshi

2009-01-01

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Numerical simulation and field test study of desulfurization wastewater evaporation treatment through flue gas.  

PubMed

Aimed at cost saving and pollution reduction, a novel desulfurization wastewater evaporation treatment system (DWETS) for handling wet flue gas desulfurization (WFGD) wastewater of a coal-fired power plant was studied. The system's advantages include simple process, and less investment and space. The feasibility of this system has been proven and the appropriate position and number of nozzles, the spray droplet size and flue gas temperature limitation have been obtained by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation. The simulation results show that a longer duct, smaller diameter and higher flue gas temperature could help to increase the evaporation rate. The optimal DWETS design of Shangdu plant is 100 ?m droplet sprayed by two nozzles located at the long duct when the flue gas temperature is 130 °C. Field tests were carried out based on the simulation results. The effects of running DWETS on the downstream devices have been studied. The results show that DWETS has a positive impact on ash removal efficiency and does not have any negative impact on the electrostatic precipitator (ESP), flue gas heat exchanger and WFGD. The pH values of the slurry of WFGD slightly increase when the DWETS is running. The simulation and field test of the DWETS show that it is a feasible future technology for desulfurization wastewater treatment. PMID:25325555

Deng, Jia-Jia; Pan, Liang-Ming; Chen, De-Qi; Dong, Yu-Quan; Wang, Cheng-Mu; Liu, Hang; Kang, Mei-Qiang

2014-01-01

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Evaporation model for beam based additive manufacturing using free surface lattice Boltzmann methods  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Evaporation plays an important role in many technical applications including beam-based additive manufacturing processes, such as selective electron beam or selective laser melting (SEBM/SLM). In this paper, we describe an evaporation model which we employ within the framework of a two-dimensional free surface lattice Boltzmann method. With this method, we solve the hydrodynamics as well as thermodynamics of the molten material taking into account the mass and energy losses due to evaporation and the recoil pressure acting on the melt pool. Validation of the numerical model is performed by measuring maximum melt depths and evaporative losses in samples of pure titanium and Ti-6Al-4V molten by an electron beam. Finally, the model is applied to create processing maps for an SEBM process. The results predict that the penetration depth of the electron beam, which is a function of the acceleration voltage, has a significant influence on evaporation effects.

Klassen, Alexander; Scharowsky, Thorsten; Körner, Carolin

2014-07-01

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Sound Propagation in Gas-Vapor-Droplet Suspensions with Evaporation and Nonlinear Particle Relaxation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Sound attenuation and dispersion in saturated gas-vapor-droplet mixture in the presence of evaporation has been investigated theoretically. The theory is based on an extension of the work of Davidson to accommodate the effects of nonlinear particle relaxation processes of mass, momentum and energy transfer on sound attenuation and dispersion. The results indicate the existence of a spectral broadening effect in the attenuation coefficient (scaled with respect to the peak value) with a decrease in droplet mass concentration. It is further shown that for large values of the droplet concentration the scaled attenuation coefficient is characterized by a universal spectrum independent of droplet mass concentration.

Kandula, Max

2012-01-01

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Evaluation of equilibrium and non-equilibrium evaporation models for many-droplet gas-liquid ow simulations  

E-print Network

. For gas temperatures at and above the boiling point, large deviations are found between the various model identically for low evaporation rates at gas temperatures signi®cantly lower than the boiling temperature values are calculated at either the wet-bulb or boiling temperature. The models based on the Langmuir

Miller, Richard S.

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Evaporation in a Mediterranean environment by energy budget and Penman methods, Lake Baratz, Sardinia, Italy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In Mediterranean environments, evaporation is a key component of lake water budgets. This applies to Lake Baratz in Sardinia, Italy, a closed lake that almost dried up in 2008 after a succession of years with low seasonal rainfall. We used the energy budget method and Penman's equation to estimate evaporation over Lake Baratz. We measured, using a raft station, water temperature at the surface and at 1, 2, 4, 6, and 8 m depth, as well as air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and net radiation over a period of three years. We also compared Penman's equation and the energy budget method in two other climatic zones using published data. Our results indicate that mean yearly evaporation over Lake Baratz was 950 mm. On an annual scale evaporation estimated by Penman was 18% higher than by the energy budget method, with monthly difference ranging between -38 and +60%. Solar radiation and heat storage were found to be the most important energy fluxes to and from the lake and had the greatest effect on evaporation rates for the energy budget method. The bias between the two methods has a seasonal cycle due to the storage and release of energy from the lake. Energy advected to and from the lake by precipitation, surface water, and ground water had minor effect on evaporation rates. Lake Baratz, like other lakes in a Mediterranean environment, is particularly sensitive to the summer hot and dry climate. In contrast, we found that rates of evaporation estimated from Penman and the energy budget methods over tropical African lakes were nearly constant over the entire year and the difference between the two methods smaller. Difference between the two methods for north American lakes is also smaller probably owing to the ice-cover season and to lower radiation and lower temperatures during summer.

Giadrossich, F.; Niedda, M.; Cohen, D.; Pirastru, M.

2015-02-01

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Nanoparticle Thin Films for Gas Sensors Prepared by Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation  

PubMed Central

The matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE) technique has been used for the deposition of metal dioxide (TiO2, SnO2) nanoparticle thin films for gas sensor applications. For this purpose, colloidal metal dioxide nanoparticles were diluted in volatile solvents, the solution was frozen at the liquid nitrogen temperature and irradiated with a pulsed excimer laser. The dioxide nanoparticles were deposited on Si and Al2O3 substrates. A rather uniform distribution of TiO2 nanoparticles with an average size of about 10 nm and of SnO2 nanoparticles with an average size of about 3 nm was obtained, as demonstrated by high resolution scanning electron microscopy (SEM-FEG) inspections. Gas-sensing devices based on the resistive transduction mechanism were fabricated by depositing the nanoparticle thin films onto suitable rough alumina substrates equipped with interdigitated electrical contacts and heating elements. Electrical characterization measurements were carried out in controlled environment. The results of the gas-sensing tests towards low concentrations of ethanol and acetone vapors are reported. Typical gas sensor parameters (gas responses, response/recovery time, sensitivity, and low detection limit) towards ethanol and acetone are presented. PMID:22574039

Caricato, Anna Paola; Luches, Armando; Rella, Roberto

2009-01-01

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Does non-ionizing radiant energy affect determination of the evaporation rate by the gradient method?  

PubMed

A study was performed to investigate whether measurements of the evaporation rate from the skin of newborn infants by the gradient method are affected by the presence of non-ionizing radiation from phototherapy equipment or a radiant heater. The evaporation rate was measured experimentally with the measuring sensors either exposed to or protected from non-ionizing radiation. Either blue light (phototherapy) or infrared light (radiant heater) was used; in the former case the evaporation rate was measured from a beaker of water covered with a semipermeable membrane, and in the latter case from the hand of an adult subject, aluminium foil or with the measuring probe in the air. No adverse effect on the determinations of the evaporation rate was found in the presence of blue light. Infrared radiation caused an error of 0.8 g/m2h when the radiant heater was set at its highest effect level or when the ambient humidity was high. At low and moderate levels the observed evaporation rate was not affected. It is concluded that when clinical measurements are made from the skin of newborn infants nursed under a radiant heater, the evaporation rate can appropriately be determined by the gradient method. PMID:1897061

Kjartansson, S; Hammarlund, K; Oberg, P A; Sedin, G

1991-01-01

45

Trace gas exchange above the floor of a deciduous forest: 1. Evaporation and CO2 efflux  

Microsoft Academic Search

The eddy correlation method has great potential for directly measuring trace gas fluxes at the floor of a forest canopy, but a thorough validation study has not been yet conducted. Another appeal of the eddy correlation method is its ability to study processes that regulate and modulate gas exchange between the soil\\/litter complex and the atmosphere that cannot be probed

Dennis D. Baldocchi; Tilden P. Meyers

1991-01-01

46

Numerical simulation of heat exchange at a gas-solid medium flow past an evaporating semitransparent film  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Numerical solution was obtained for the Stefan problem applied to non-stationary radiative-convective heat transfer during turbulent flow past a horizontal evaporating semitransparent melt film; the turbulent flow takes place for hot gas mixture carrying solid particles. The flowing film was heated intensively by radiation from an external heat source. Radiation passes through the gas-solid particle layer and the film and interacts with medium for a limited spectral interval. Simulation offers temperature fields and velocity fields for the boundary layer and the film. Simulation results are the basis for analysis of influence of radiation on dynamics of temperature fields and on the velocity of evaporation boundary.

Rubtsov, N. A.; Sinitsyn, V. A.

2014-12-01

47

Comparison of 15 evaporation methods applied to a small mountain lake in the northeastern USA  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Few detailed evaporation studies exist for small lakes or reservoirs in mountainous settings. A detailed evaporation study was conducted at Mirror Lake, a 0.15 km2 lake in New Hampshire, northeastern USA, as part of a long-term investigation of lake hydrology. Evaporation was determined using 14 alternate evaporation methods during six open-water seasons and compared with values from the Bowen-ratio energy-budget (BREB) method, considered the standard. Values from the Priestley-Taylor, deBruin-Keijman, and Penman methods compared most favorably with BREB-determined values. Differences from BREB values averaged 0.19, 0.27, and 0.20 mm d-1, respectively, and results were within 20% of BREB values during more than 90% of the 37 monthly comparison periods. All three methods require measurement of net radiation, air temperature, change in heat stored in the lake, and vapor pressure, making them relatively data intensive. Several of the methods had substantial bias when compared with BREB values and were subsequently modified to eliminate bias. Methods that rely only on measurement of air temperature, or air temperature and solar radiation, were relatively cost-effective options for measuring evaporation at this small New England lake, outperforming some methods that require measurement of a greater number of variables. It is likely that the atmosphere above Mirror Lake was affected by occasional formation of separation eddies on the lee side of nearby high terrain, although those influences do not appear to be significant to measured evaporation from the lake when averaged over monthly periods. ?? 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Rosenberry, D.O.; Winter, T.C.; Buso, D.C.; Likens, G.E.

2007-01-01

48

Concentration of saline produced water from coalbed methane gas wells in a multiple-effect evaporator using waste heat from the gas compressor and compressor drive engine  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of heat of compression from the gas compressor and waste heat from the diesel compressor drive engine in a triple-effect feed forward evaporator was studied as a means of concentrating saline produced water to facilitate its disposal. The saline water, trapped in deeply buried coal seems, must be continuously pumped from coalbed natural gas wells so that the

Leon Y. Sadler; Oommen George

1995-01-01

49

Preparation and analysis of evaporatively bonded superalloys for use in hydrogen burning gas turbines  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Superalloys for use in hydrogen-burning gas turbines must demonstrate long-term durability in environments that may be more corrosive than typical turbines due to the presence of impurities in the combusted syngas. This long-term durability implies high oxidation and spallation resistance to different types of corrosion attacks as well as a high strength to be able to withstand the residual stresses induced by the temperature gradients. The performance of these superalloys in these environments can only be realistically assessed if their design involves a good understanding of the types of microcontaminants present in the syngas as well as resulting stresses induced during high temperature operation. This work has two main goals: 1) Characterize the composition of typical syngas combustion flue gases and 2) Successfully fabricate bi-layer structures of iron- and nickel-based superalloys using evaporative metal bonding (EMB) and perform a finite element analysis to predict the stresses at the bonding surface at all temperatures.

Tatsinkou Nguelo, Serges Eric

50

Selecting the optimal method to calculate daily global reference potential evaporation from CFSR reanalysis data  

Microsoft Academic Search

Potential evaporation (PET) is one of the main inputs of hydrological models. Yet, there is limited consensus on which PET equation is most applicable in hydrological climate impact assessments. In this study six different methods to derive global scale reference PET time series from CFSR reanalysis data are compared: Penman-Monteith, Priestley-Taylor and original and modified versions of the Hargreaves and

F. C. Sperna Weiland; C. Tisseuil; H. H. Dürr; M. Vrac; L. P. H. van Beek

2011-01-01

51

Utility of PenmanMonteith, PriestleyTaylor, reference evapotranspiration, and pan evaporation methods to estimate  

E-print Network

Utility of Penman­Monteith, Priestley­Taylor, reference evapotranspiration, and pan evaporation methods to estimate pasture evapotranspiration David M. Sumnera,*, Jennifer M. Jacobsb,1 a United States October 2004; accepted 29 October 2004 Abstract Actual evapotranspiration (ETa) was measured at 30-min

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Annatto Polymeric Microparticles: Natural Product Encapsulation by the Emulsion-Solvent Evaporation Method  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this experiment, the extract from annatto seeds was encapsulated in poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) particles by the emulsion-solvent evaporation method. The particles were washed and centrifuged to remove excess stabilizer and then freeze-dried. The main compound of annatto seeds, bixin, has antioxidant properties as well…

Teixeira, Zaine; Duran, Nelson; Guterres, Silvia S.

2008-01-01

53

Method of Liquifying a gas  

DOEpatents

A method of liquefying a gas is disclosed and which includes the steps of pressurizing a liquid; mixing a reactant composition with the pressurized liquid to generate a high pressure gas; supplying the high pressure gas to an expansion engine which produces a gas having a reduced pressure and temperature, and which further generates a power and/or work output; coupling the expansion engine in fluid flowing relation relative to a refrigeration assembly, and wherein the gas having the reduced temperature is provided to the refrigeration assembly; and energizing and/or actuating the refrigeration assembly, at least in part, by supplying the power and/or work output generated by the expansion engine to the refrigeration assembly, the refrigeration assembly further reducing the temperature of the gas to liquefy same.

Zollinger, William T.; Bingham, Dennis N.; McKellar, Michael G.; Wilding, Bruce M.; Klingler, Kerry M.

2006-02-14

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Estimation of evaporation from open water - A review of selected studies, summary of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers data collection and methods, and evaluation of two methods for estimation of evaporation from five reservoirs in Texas  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Organizations responsible for the management of water resources, such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), are tasked with estimation of evaporation for water-budgeting and planning purposes. The USACE has historically used Class A pan evaporation data (pan data) to estimate evaporation from reservoirs but many USACE Districts have been experimenting with other techniques for an alternative to collecting pan data. The energy-budget method generally is considered the preferred method for accurate estimation of open-water evaporation from lakes and reservoirs. Complex equations to estimate evaporation, such as the Penman, DeBruin-Keijman, and Priestley-Taylor, perform well when compared with energy-budget method estimates when all of the important energy terms are included in the equations and ideal data are collected. However, sometimes nonideal data are collected and energy terms, such as the change in the amount of stored energy and advected energy, are not included in the equations. When this is done, the corresponding errors in evaporation estimates are not quantifiable. Much simpler methods, such as the Hamon method and a method developed by the U.S. Weather Bureau (USWB) (renamed the National Weather Service in 1970), have been shown to provide reasonable estimates of evaporation when compared to energy-budget method estimates. Data requirements for the Hamon and USWB methods are minimal and sometimes perform well with remotely collected data. The Hamon method requires average daily air temperature, and the USWB method requires daily averages of air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and solar radiation. Estimates of annual lake evaporation from pan data are frequently within 20 percent of energy-budget method estimates. Results of evaporation estimates from the Hamon method and the USWB method were compared against historical pan data at five selected reservoirs in Texas (Benbrook Lake, Canyon Lake, Granger Lake, Hords Creek Lake, and Sam Rayburn Lake) to evaluate their performance and to develop coefficients to minimize bias for the purpose of estimating reservoir evaporation with accuracies similar to estimates of evaporation obtained from pan data. The modified Hamon method estimates of reservoir evaporation were similar to estimates of reservoir evaporation from pan data for daily, monthly, and annual time periods. The modified Hamon method estimates of annual reservoir evaporation were always within 20 percent of annual reservoir evaporation from pan data. Unmodified and modified USWB method estimates of annual reservoir evaporation were within 20 percent of annual reservoir evaporation from pan data for about 91 percent of the years compared. Average daily differences between modified USWB method estimates and estimates from pan data as a percentage of the average amount of daily evaporation from pan data were within 20 percent for 98 percent of the months. Without any modification to the USWB method, average daily differences as a percentage of the average amount of daily evaporation from pan data were within 20 percent for 73 percent of the months. Use of the unmodified USWB method is appealing because it means estimates of average daily reservoir evaporation can be made from air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and solar radiation data collected from remote weather stations without the need to develop site-specific coefficients from historical pan data. Site-specific coefficients would need to be developed for the modified version of the Hamon method.

Harwell, Glenn R.

2012-01-01

55

Measuring sub-canopy evaporation in a forested wetland using an ensemble of methods  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Evaporation from the sub-canopy water surface is an integral but understudied component of the water balance in forested wetlands. Previous studies have used eddy covariance, energy balance approaches, and water-table fluctuations to assess whole-system evapotranspiration. However, partitioning evaporation from transpiration is necessary for modeling the system because of different controls over each process. Sub-canopy evaporation is a physically controlled process driven by relatively small gradients in residual energy transmitted through the canopy. The low-energy sub-canopy environment is characterized by a spatiotemporally varying light environment due to sunflecks, small and often inverse temperature and vapor gradients, and a high capacity for heat storage in flood water, which each present challenges to common evapotranspiration measurement techniques. Previous studies have examined wetland surface evaporation rates with small lysimeter experiments, but this approach does not encapsulate micrometeorological processes occurring at the scale of natural wetlands. In this study, we examine a one year time series of in situ sub-canopy flux measurements from a seasonally flooded cypress-tupelo swamp in southeast Louisiana. Our objective is to apply these data towards modeling sub-canopy energy flux responses to intra-annual hydrologic, phenologic, and climatic cycles. To assess and mitigate potential errors due to the inherent measurement challenges of this environment, we utilized multiple measurement approaches including eddy covariance, Bowen ratio energy balance (with both air to air gradients and water surface to air gradients) and direct measurement using a floating evaporation pan. Preliminary results show that Bowen ratio energy balance measurements are useful for constraining evaporation measurements when low wind speed conditions create a non-ideal setting for eddy covariance. However, Bowen ratios were often highly erratic due to the weak temperature and humidity gradients. This suggests the need to use combined methods during periods with problematic boundary layer conditions.

Allen, S. T.; Edwards, B.; Reba, M. L.; Keim, R.

2013-12-01

56

Adiabatic thin-film evaporation of volatile organic compounds from industrial wastewater into a natural gas receiving stream  

SciTech Connect

This work develops and presents design parameters for a novel unit operation: Adiabatic thin-film evaporation. Liquid flowing downward in a thin film is contacted with gas flowing upward. For applications involving the removal of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from wastewater, this unit operation is employed and the process design is conducted. In order to prevent cross-media transfer of pollutants, the use of natural gas for the receiving stream is recommended. Subsequent use of the natural gas for fuel would result in destruction of the VOCs. Relative advantages and disadvantages of other technologies for this applications are discussed in detail. 29 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

Phillips, J.B.; Hindawi, M.A.; Carden S.R. [Engineering Development Institute, Tucson, AZ (United States)

1996-12-31

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ARE LARGE, COMETARY-SHAPED PROPLYDS REALLY (FREE-FLOATING) EVAPORATING GAS GLOBULES?  

SciTech Connect

We report the detection of strong and compact molecular line emission (in the CO J = 3-2, 4-3, 6-5, 7-6, {sup 13}CO J = 3-2, HCN, and HCO{sup +} J = 4-3 transitions) from a cometary-shaped object (Carina-frEGG1) in the Carina star-forming region (SFR) previously classified as a photoevaporating protoplanetary disk (proplyd). We derive a molecular mass of 0.35 M{sub Sun} for Carina-frEGG1, which shows that it is not a proplyd, but belongs to a class of free-floating evaporating gas globules (frEGGs) recently found in the Cygnus SFR by Sahai et al. Archival adaptive optics near-IR (Ks) images show a central hourglass-shaped nebula. The derived source luminosity (about 8-18 L{sub Sun }), the hourglass morphology, and the presence of collimated jets seen in Hubble Space Telescope images imply the presence of a jet-driving, young, low-mass star deeply embedded in the dust inside Carina-frEGG1. Our results suggest that the true nature of many or most such cometary-shaped objects seen in massive SFRs and previously labeled as proplyds has been misunderstood, and that these are really frEGGs.

Sahai, R. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, MS 183-900, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Guesten, R. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie, Auf dem Huegel 69, D-53121 Bonn (Germany); Morris, M. R., E-mail: raghvendra.sahai@jpl.nasa.gov [Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1547 (United States)

2012-12-20

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A comparison of methods for estimating open-water evaporation in small wetlands  

USGS Publications Warehouse

We compared evaporation measurements from a floating pan, land pan, chamber, and the Priestley-Taylor (PT) equation. Floating pan, land pan, and meteorological data were collected from June 6 to July 21, 2005, at a small wetland in the Canadian River alluvium in central Oklahoma, USA. Evaporation measured with the floating pan compared favorably to 12 h chamber measurements. Differences between chamber and floating pan rates ranged from ?0.2 to 0.3 mm, mean of 0.1 mm. The difference between chamber and land pan rates ranged from 0.8 to 2.0 mm, mean of 1.5 mm. The mean chamber-to-floating pan ratio was 0.97 and the mean chamber-to-land pan ratio was 0.73. The chamber-to-floating pan ratio of 0.97 indicates the use of a floating pan to measure evaporation in small limited-fetch water bodies is an appropriate and accurate method for the site investigated. One-sided Paired t-Tests indicate daily floating pan rates were significantly less than land pan and PT rates. A two-sided Paired t-Test indicated there was no significant difference between land pan and PT values. The PT equation tends to overestimate evaporation during times when the air is of low drying power and tends to underestimate as drying power increases.

Masoner, Jason R.; Stannard, David I.

2010-01-01

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Toward the Impact of Fuel Evaporation-Combustion Interaction on Spray Combustion in Gas Turbine Combustion Chambers. Part I: Effect of Partial Fuel Vaporization on Spray Combustion  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This work aims at investigating the impact of the interaction between evaporation process and combustion on spray combustion\\u000a characteristics in gas turbine combustion chambers. It is subdivided into two parts. The first part studies how the evaporation\\u000a process affects the behavior of partially pre-vaporized spray combustion. The second part attempts to answer the question\\u000a how the fuel evaporation process behaves

Amsini Sadiki; W. Ahmadi; Mouldi Chrigui; J. Janicka

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Gas-evaporation in low-gravity field (cogelation mechanism of metal vapors) (M-14)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

When metal and alloy compounds are heated and vaporized in a rare gas such as helium, argon, or xenon, the vaporized substances diffused in the rare gas are supersaturated resulting in a smoke of fine particles of the material congealing as snow or fog. The gas vaporizing method is a fine particle generation method. Though the method has a variety of applications, the material vapor flow is disturbed by gravitational convection on Earth. The inability to elucidate the fine particle generation mechanism results in an obstruction to improving the method to mass production levels. As no convection occurs in microgravity in space, the fine particle generation mechanism influenced only by diffusion can be investigated. Investigators expect that excellent particles with homogeneous diameter distribution can be obtained. Experiment data and facts will assist in improving efficiency, quality, and scale or production processes including element processes such as vaporization, diffusion, and condensation. The objective of this experiment is to obtain important information related to the mechanism of particle formation in the gas atmosphere (smoke particles) and the production of submicron powders of extremely uniform size.

Wada, N.

1993-01-01

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Single crystal growth of MgB 2 by evaporating Mg-flux method  

Microsoft Academic Search

Well hexagonal plate-shaped single crystal of magnesium diboride (MgB2) with the size of 100?m has been grown at ambient pressure by evaporating Mg-flux method which is a new practice to grow MgB2 single crystal. The superconducting transition of as-prepared crystals was measured to be at about 33.7K by superconducting quantum interference device (dc-SQUID) magnetometer. The X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) confirmed

Wei Du; Huizhong Xu; Hongbin Zhang; Dong Xu; Xinqiang Wang; Xianqin Hou; Yongzhong Wu; Fuyi Jiang; Lianjie Qin

2006-01-01

62

Modelling and experimental validation of the hot-gas defrost process of an air-cooled evaporator  

Microsoft Academic Search

A detailed transient simulation model has been developed to predict and evaluate the performance of the hot-gas defrost process of an air-coil evaporator. In the model, the defrost process is subdivided into six stages: preheating, tube frost melting start, fin frost melting start, air presence, tube-fin water film and dry-heating. In each stage, the control volume is subdivided into systems

J. Alberto Dopazo; José Fernandez-Seara; Francisco J. Uhía; Rubén Diz

2010-01-01

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SiO(x) nanoparticles synthesized by an evaporation and condensation process using induction melting of silicon and gas injection.  

PubMed

SiO(x) nanoparticles were synthesized using a specially designed induction melting system equipped with a segmented graphite crucible. The graphite crucible with the segmented wall was the key to enhancing the evaporation rate due to the increase of the evaporation area and convection of the silicon melt. Injection of the gas mixture of oxygen (O2) and argon (Ar) on silicon (Si) melt caused the formation of SiO(x) nanoparticles. The evaporated SiO(x) nanoparticles were then cooled and condensed in a process chamber. The effects of the O2/Ar ratio in the injection gas on the microstructures of the SiO(x) nanoparticles were then investigated. Synthesized SiO(x) nanoparticles were proven to be of a homogeneous amorphous phase with average diameters of 30-35 nm. The microstructures were independent from the O2/Ar ratio of the injected gas. However, x increased from 1.36 to 1.84 as the O2/Ar ratio increased. The purity of the synthesized nanoparticles was about 99.9%. SiO(x) nanoparticles could be applied as the active anode material in a lithium (Li) ion secondary battery. PMID:23858929

Jang, Bo Yun; Lee, Jin Seok; Kim, Joon Soo

2013-05-01

64

Coupled water and heat flow in laboratory evaporation experiments and its effects on soil hydraulic properties estimated by the simplified evaporation method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The prediction of water fluxes in the field requires an accurate determination of soil hydraulic parameters which define the soil water retention and hydraulic conductivity function. The evaporation method has become a standard tool to quickly and reliably determine soil hydraulic properties in the wet to medium pressure head range. Recently, the method has profited from a significant improvement of soil sensors and data evaluation methods. In most cases, the data obtained from a transient evaporation experiment are evaluated using simplifying assumptions, like the ones implicit to Schindler's or Wind's methods. In the past, the effect of these simplifications on the identification of hydraulic properties has been investigated and found to be relatively minor. These studies were based on the evaluation of computer-generated data which were created by numerical modeling of the evaporation process with the Richards equation, i.e. by assuming isothermal liquid flow. Since evaporation from bare soil will always lead to loss of energy, the assumption of constant temperature is questionable. In addition, the effects of thermal and vapor fluxes on simplified evaluation methods have so far hardly been investigated. In this contribution we analyze the effects of (1) coupled heat and water flow and (2) temperature effects on physical parameters. We firstly generated data by a numerical model which solves the coupled heat and water flow problem first derived by Philip and de Vries, and then used these data as source for the estimation of hydraulic properties with the evaluation methods of Schindler and Wind. The virtual realities covered different atmospheric forcings like changing wind speed and varying incoming shortwave radiation. The objective of this study was to identify under which atmospheric conditions, for which soil textures, and in which pressure head range the simplified evaluation methods lead to unbiased estimates of the soil hydraulic properties.

Iden, Sascha C.; Blöcher, Johanna; Diamantopoulos, Efstathios; Durner, Wolfgang

2014-05-01

65

Method for recovery of natural gas liquids  

Microsoft Academic Search

This patent describes a method for recovering natural gas liquids from a fuel gas stream with high hydrogen and carbon dioxide content comprising the steps of: dehydrating the fuel gas stream; compressing the fuel gas stream to a pressure of generally 300 psi; chilling the fuel gas stream in an inlet gas cooler to generally - 45°F; separating the chilled,

G. J. IV Montgomery; H. K. Aghili

1987-01-01

66

Sensing properties to dilute chlorine gas of indium oxide based thin film sensors prepared by electron beam evaporation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Indium oxide based thin film sensors have been prepared by means of an electron beam evaporation and subjected to the detection of dilute Cl2 gas less than ppm-level. Among various In2O3 based sensors tested, the In2O3 thin film modified with Fe2O3 (1wt.%) showed extremely high sensitivity to dilute Cl2 gas of 0.2–5ppm. The Fe2O3–In2O3 sensor showed the sensitivity as high

Jun Tamaki; Chizuko Naruo; Yoshifumi Yamamoto; Masao Matsuoka

2002-01-01

67

Continuous flow, evaporative-type thermal energy recovery apparatus and method for thermal energy recovery  

Microsoft Academic Search

A continuous flow, evaporative-type thermal energy recovery apparatus comprises an evaporator unit to which are supplied continuous pressurized flows of hot water and air, and in which a portion of the hot water is evaporated into the air, preferably to completely saturate the air with moisture. Connected to receive the resulting flow of pressurized, water saturated air from the evaporator

Bissell

1978-01-01

68

Method and apparatus for fuel gas moisturization and heating  

DOEpatents

Fuel gas is saturated with water heated with a heat recovery steam generator heat source. The heat source is preferably a water heating section downstream of the lower pressure evaporator to provide better temperature matching between the hot and cold heat exchange streams in that portion of the heat recovery steam generator. The increased gas mass flow due to the addition of moisture results in increased power output from the gas and steam turbines. Fuel gas saturation is followed by superheating the fuel, preferably with bottom cycle heat sources, resulting in a larger thermal efficiency gain compared to current fuel heating methods. There is a gain in power output compared to no fuel heating, even when heating the fuel to above the LP steam temperature.

Ranasinghe, Jatila (Niskayuna, NY); Smith, Raub Warfield (Ballston Lake, NY)

2002-01-01

69

Atmospheric pressure matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization as a plume diagnostic tool in laser evaporation methods  

E-print Network

Atmospheric pressure matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization as a plume diagnostic tool introduced analytical method, atmospheric pressure matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (AP- MALDI write; Atmospheric pressure MALDI; Laser evaporation; Plume diagnostics 1. Introduction Diagnostics

Vertes, Akos

70

CO (J = 1-0) Observation of the cD Galaxy of AWM 7: Constraints on the Evaporation of Molecular Gas  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have searched for molecular gas in the cD galaxy of a poor cluster of galaxies, AWM 7, using the Nobeyama 45 m telescope. We did not detect CO emission in the galaxy. Our limit of molecular gas in the inner 7.5 kpc is M_H_2< 4times 108 MO . We estimate the total mass of molecular gas left in the cD galaxy when the gas deposited by a cooling flow once becomes molecular gas and the molecular gas is continuously evaporated by the ambient hot gas. The observational limit of molecular gas requires f>~ 10-3, where f is the ratio of the heat conduction rate to that of Spitzer. However, this contradicts recent X-ray observations showing f<10-5. Thus, the non-detection of CO cannot be explained by evaporation, and most of the cooled gas predicted by a cooling flow model may not change into molecular gas in the cD galaxy. Moreover, we estimate the evaporation time of molecular clouds brought to a cD galaxy through the capture of gas-rich galaxies and find that these clouds should not be evaporated if f<~ 10-3-10-4. Therefore, the non-detection of CO in a cD galaxy could constrain the total mass of the molecular clouds brought into it.

Fujita, Yutaka; Tosaki, Tomoka; Nakamichi, Akika; Kuno, Nario

2000-04-01

71

Evaporation Rates of Oxides from Undoped and Sb-Doped Si Melts under Atmospheres of Pure Ne, Ar, and Kr  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The effect of gaseous Ne, Ar, and Kr on the evaporation rates of oxides from undoped and Sb-doped Si melts was investigated. By measuring the weight loss of a melt using a thermogravimetric method, we determined the evaporation rate of different species from the melts. The measurements were done at a melt temperature of 1442° C and a background gas pressure of 1.02 atm. Because Ar is predominantly used as the background gas in the semiconductor industry, we report evaporation rates relative to the rates under an atmosphere of pure Ar. For the evaporation of SiO from an undoped Si melt, Ne enhanced the evaporation rate by 37% and Kr suppressed the evaporation rate by 13%. For the evaporation of antimony from an Sb-doped Si melt, Ne enhanced the evaporation rate by 18% and Kr suppressed the evaporation rate by 24%. For the evaporation of antimony oxide from an Sb-doped melt, Ne enhanced the evaporation rate by 4% and Kr suppressed the evaporation rate by 63%. We therefore conclude that, compared with Ar, Ne enhances and Kr suppresses the evaporation of oxides from undoped and Sb-doped Si melts. We show that the background gas affects evaporation through gas-phase diffusion; the diffusion coefficient of the evaporating species is the highest in Ne and the lowest in Kr. In addition, we show that the transport of the evaporating species in the melt to the surface also influences the overall evaporation rates.

Huang, Xinming; Terashima, Kazutaka; Tokizaki, Eiji; Kimura, Shigeyuki; Whitby, Evan

1994-07-01

72

Low temperature VLS growth of ITO nanowires by electron beam evaporation method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Indium tin oxide (ITO) nanowires were grown at a lower substrate temperature of 400 °C via Au-catalyzed vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) growth mechanism by electron beam evaporation method. The grown nanowires had length and diameter of 0.8-1.2 ?m and 20-50 nm, respectively for growth duration of 20 min. Transmission electron microscope studies confirm the single crystalline nature of the nanowires, and energy dispersive spectroscopy studies on the individual nanowires also confirm that nanowire growth proceeds via Au-catalyzed VLS growth mechanism. Transition in the growth mechanism from Au-catalyzed VLS growth to self-catalyzed VLS growth was observed as the growth temperature changed from 400 to 200 °C. Self-catalytic VLS growth as well as Au catalyzed VLS growth was observed in a growth temperature window of 350-250 °C. This transition in the growth mechanism is mainly due to differences in the growth kinetics of Au-VLS and self-catalyzed VLS mechanism. These results indicate a good understanding of ITO nanowires growth by e-beam evaporation method. Diameters of the nanowires were tuned in a broad range of 20-90 nm by changing the Au catalyst layer thickness. This catalyst-assisted and low temperature growth method can be implemented for precise diameter controlled synthesis of ITO nanowires with mono dispersed gold catalyst particles instead of Au catalyst film to tune the optical properties of the nanowires.

Rakesh Kumar, R.; Gaddam, Venkateswarlu; Narasimha Rao, K.; Rajanna, K.

2014-09-01

73

Method for hot gas conditioning  

DOEpatents

A method for cracking and shifting a synthesis gas by the steps of providing a catalyst consisting essentially of alumina in a reaction zone; contacting the catalyst with a substantially oxygen free mixture of gases comprising water vapor and hydrocarbons having one or more carbon atoms, at a temperature between about 530.degree. C. (1000.degree. F.) to about 980.degree. C. (1800.degree. F.); and whereby the hydrocarbons are cracked to form hydrogen, carbon monoxide and/or carbon dioxide and the hydrogen content of the mixture increases with a corresponding decrease in carbon monoxide, and carbon formation is substantially eliminated.

Paisley, Mark A. (Upper Arlington, OH)

1996-02-27

74

Uranium and Calcium Isotope Ratio Measurements using the Modified Total Evaporation Method in TIMS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new version of the "modified total evaporation" (MTE) method for isotopic analysis by multi-collector thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS), with high analytical performance and designed in a more user-friendly and routinely applicable way, is described in detail. It is mainly being used for nuclear safeguards measurements of U and Pu and nuclear metrology, but can readily be applied to other scientific tasks in geochemistry, e.g. for Sr, Nd and Ca, as well. The development of the MTE method was organized in collaboration of several "key nuclear mass spectrometry laboratories", namely the New Brunswick Laboratory (NBL), the Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), the Safeguards Analytical Laboratory (now Safeguards Analytical Services, SGAS) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), with IRMM taking the leading role. The manufacturer of the TRITON TIMS instrument, Thermo Fisher Scientific, integrated this method into the software of the instrument. The development has now reached its goal to become a user-friendly and routinely useable method for uranium isotope ratio measurements with high precision and accuracy. Due to the use of the “total evaporation” (TE) method the measurement of the "major" uranium isotope ratio 235U/238U is routinely being performed with a precision of 0.01% to 0.02%. The use of a (certified) reference material measured under comparable conditions is emphasized to achieve an accuracy at a level of 0.02% - depending on the stated uncertainty of the certified value of the reference material. In contrast to the total evaporation method (TE), in the MTE method the total evaporation sequence is interrupted on a regular basis to allow for correction for background from peak tailing, internal calibration of a secondary electron multiplier (SEM) detector versus the Faraday cups, and ion source re-focusing. Therefore, the most significant improvement using the MTE method is in the analytical performance achieved for the "minor" ratios 234U/238U and 236U/238U. The MTE method is now routinely used at all collaborating laboratories and possibly more in the future. Additional applications for the MTE method, e.g. to take advantage of the good external precision in combination with the possibilities of internal background and detector calibrations or mass jumps between different cup configurations, are presented as well. One interesting application concerns new absolute isotope ratio measurements for Ca with an unprecedented level of accuracy. This is important because up to now most reported Ca isotope data are only calculated as relative deviations from a standard like NIST-SRM 915. Using the MTE method measurements on new gravimetrically prepared Ca isotope mixtures were performed. A significantly improved level of accuracy at the level of about 0.02% for both the 42Ca/40Ca and 44Ca/40Ca ratios was obtained.

Richter, S.; Kuehn, H.; Berglund, M.; Hennessy, C.

2010-12-01

75

Gas chemical sensitivity of a CMOS MEMS cantilever functionalized via evaporation driven assembly  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This work demonstrates an electrostatically actuated resonant microcantilever fabricated in a complementary metal oxide semiconductor process and functionalized with a chemically sorbent polymer layer for the detection of volatile organic compounds. Deposition of the chemically sorbent layer is controlled through evaporation-driven assembly. Analytical and finite element analysis models of the deposited polymer layer on the microcantilever resonant frequency and mass sensitivity are presented. Fabrication of the chemical sensor, including a description of polymer deposition through evaporation-driven assembly within a capillary, is detailed. The completely functionalized resonator demonstrates a limit of detection of 1.6 ppm for toluene. An optimal polymer sensitive layer deposition of 42% of the total beam length is measured from frequency instability and sensitivity tests.

Dorsey, K. L.; Bedair, S. S.; Fedder, G. K.

2014-07-01

76

Determination of clothing evaporative resistance on a sweating thermal manikin in an isothermal condition: heat loss method or mass loss method?  

PubMed

This paper addresses selection between two calculation options, i.e heat loss option and mass loss option, for thermal manikin measurements on clothing evaporative resistance conducted in an isothermal condition (T(manikin) = T(a) = T(r)). Five vocational clothing ensembles with a thermal insulation range of 1.05-2.58 clo were selected and measured on a sweating thermal manikin 'Tore'. The reasons why the isothermal heat loss method generates a higher evaporative resistance than that of the mass loss method were thoroughly investigated. In addition, an indirect approach was applied to determine the amount of evaporative heat energy taken from the environment. It was found that clothing evaporative resistance values by the heat loss option were 11.2-37.1% greater than those based on the mass loss option. The percentage of evaporative heat loss taken from the environment (H(e,env)) for all test scenarios ranged from 10.9 to 23.8%. The real evaporative cooling efficiency ranged from 0.762 to 0.891, respectively. Furthermore, it is evident that the evaporative heat loss difference introduced by those two options was equal to the heat energy taken from the environment. In order to eliminate the combined effects of dry heat transfer, condensation, and heat pipe on clothing evaporative resistance, it is suggested that manikin measurements on the determination of clothing evaporative resistance should be performed in an isothermal condition. Moreover, the mass loss method should be applied to calculate clothing evaporative resistance. The isothermal heat loss method would appear to overestimate heat stress and thus should be corrected before use. PMID:21669906

Wang, Faming; Gao, Chuansi; Kuklane, Kalev; Holmér, Ingvar

2011-08-01

77

Gas cleaning system and method  

DOEpatents

A gas cleaning system for removing at least a portion of contaminants, such as halides, sulfur, particulates, mercury, and others, from a synthesis gas (syngas). The gas cleaning system may include one or more filter vessels coupled in series for removing halides, particulates, and sulfur from the syngas. The gas cleaning system may be operated by receiving gas at a first temperature and pressure and dropping the temperature of the syngas as the gas flows through the system. The gas cleaning system may be used for an application requiring clean syngas, such as, but not limited to, fuel cell power generation, IGCC power generation, and chemical synthesis.

Newby, Richard Allen

2006-06-06

78

Kinetic boundary layers in gas mixtures: Systems described by nonlinearly coupled kinetic and hydrodynamic equations and applications to droplet condensation and evaporation  

SciTech Connect

The authors consider a mixture of heavy vapor molecules and a light carrier gas surrounding a liquid droplet. The vapor is described by a variant of the Klein-Kramers equation; the gas is described by the Navier-Stokes equations; the droplet acts as a heat source due to the released heat of condensation. The exchange of momentum and energy between the constituents of the mixture is taken into account by force terms in the kinetic equation and source terms in the Navier-Stokes equations. These are chosen to obtain maximal agreement with the irreversible thermodynamics of a gas mixture. The structure of the kinetic boundary layer around the sphere is determined from the self-consistent solution of this set of coupled equations with appropriate boundary conditions at the surface of the sphere. The kinetic equation is rewritten as a set of coupled moment equations. A complete set of solutions of these moment equations is constructed by numerical integration inward from the region far away from the droplet, where the background inhomogeneities are small. A technique developed earlier is used to deal with the numerical instability of the moment equations. The solutions obtained for given temperature and pressure profiles in the gas are then combined linearly such that they obey the boundary conditions at the droplet surface; from this solution source terms for the Navier-Stokes equation of the gas are constructed and used to determine improved temperature and pressure profiles for the background gas. For not too large temperature differneces between the droplet and the gas at infinity, self-consistency is reached after a few iterations. The method is applied to the condensation of droplets from a supersaturated vapor as well as to strong evaporation of droplets under the influence of an external heat source, where corrections of up to 40% are obtained.

Widder, M.E.; Titulaer, U.M. (Johannes-Kepler-Universitaet Linz (Austria))

1993-03-01

79

Flue gas desulfurization apparatus and method  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method of desulfurizing boiler flue gas by intimate contact thereof with dry particles of a reactant or absorbent, such as hydrated lime, preferably with recirculation of the flue gas and entrained reactant or absorbent particles. An apparatus suitable for carrying out the method comprises an upstanding conduit defining a vertical gas flow path in communication with a source of

F. S. Flick; G. T. Hollett

1981-01-01

80

Evaporation of stationary alcohol layer in minichannel under air flow  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents experimental investigation of effect of the gas flow rate moving parallel to the stationary liquid layer on the evaporation rate under the conditions of formation of a stable plane "liquid-gas" interface. The average evaporation flow rate of liquid layer (ethanol) by the gas flow (air) has been calculated using two independent methods. Obtained results have been compared with previously published data.

Afanasyev, Ilya; Orlova, Evgenija; Feoktistov, Dmitriy

2015-01-01

81

Synthesis gas method and apparatus  

DOEpatents

A method and apparatus for producing a synthesis gas product having one or more oxygen transport membrane elements thermally coupled to one or more catalytic reactors such that heat generated from the oxygen transport membrane element supplies endothermic heating requirements for steam methane reforming reactions occurring within the catalytic reactor through radiation and convention heat transfer. A hydrogen containing stream containing no more than 20 percent methane is combusted within the oxygen transport membrane element to produce the heat and a heated combustion product stream. The heated combustion product stream is combined with a reactant stream to form a combined stream that is subjected to the reforming within the catalytic reactor. The apparatus may include modules in which tubular membrane elements surround a central reactor tube.

Kelly, Sean M.; Kromer, Brian R.; Litwin, Michael M.; Rosen, Lee J.; Christie, Gervase Maxwell; Wilson, Jamie R.; Kosowski, Lawrence W.; Robinson, Charles

2013-01-08

82

Evaluation of the energy budget method of determining evaporation at Williams Lake, Minnesota, using alternative instrumentation and study approaches  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Best estimates of evaporation were determined by the energy budget method using optimum sensors and optimum placement of sensors. For most of the data substitutions that affected the Bowen ratio, new values of evaporation differed little from best estimates. The three data substitution methods that caused the largest deviations from the best evaporation estimates were (1) using changes in the daily average surface water temperature as an indicator of the lake heat storage term, (2) using shortwave radiation, air temperature, and atmospheric vapor pressure data from a site 110 km away, and (3) using an analog surface water temperature probe. Recalculations based on these data substitutions resulted in differences from the best estimates as much as 89%, 21% and 10%, respectively. The data substitution method that provided evaporation values that most closely matched the best estimates was measurement of the lake heat storage term at one location in the lake, rather than at 16 locations. Evaporation values resulting from this substitution method usually were within 2% of the best estimates. -from Authors

Rosenberry, D.O.; Sturrock, A.M.; Winter, T.C.

1993-01-01

83

CO (J=1-0) Observation of the cD Galaxy of AWM7: Constraints on the Evaporation of Molecular Gas  

E-print Network

We have searched for molecular gas in the cD galaxy of a poor cluster of galaxies AWM7 using Nobeyama 45 m telescope. We do not detect CO emission in the galaxy. Our limit of molecular gas in the inner 7.5 kpc is M_H_2gas left in the cD galaxy when the gas deposited by a cooling flow once becomes molecular gas and the molecular gas is continuously evaporated by the ambient hot gas. The observational limit of molecular gas requires f >~ 10^{-3}, where f is the ratio of the heat conduction rate to that of Spitzer. However, this contradicts recent X-ray observations showing fgas predicted by a cooling flow model may not change into molecular gas in the cD galaxy. Moreover, we estimate the evaporation time of molecular clouds brought to a cD galaxy through the capture of gas-rich galaxies and find that these clouds should not be evaporated if f <~ 10^{-3}-10^{-4}. Therefore, the non-detection of CO in a cD galaxy could constrain the total mass of the molecular clouds brought into it.

Yutaka Fujita; Tomoka Tosaki; Akika Nakamichi; Nario Kuno

1999-12-01

84

Method for the desulfurization of hydrocarbon gas  

SciTech Connect

A method is described for the desulfurization of sour natural gas containing sulfur contaminants naturally occurring in natural gas which comprises heating the sour natural gas to a desulfurization reaction temperature in the range of 250/sup 0/C to 450/sup 0/C, contacting the heated sour natural gas with a bed of sponge iron to remove at least a portion of the sulfur contaminants to form a sweet natural gas.

Villarreal-Trevino, J.A.; Zendejas-Martinez, E.; Lopez-Ramos, H.

1986-08-26

85

Optical Properties of CdS Nanobelts and Nanosaws Synthesized by Thermal Evaporation Method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

By a simple one-step H2-assisted thermal evaporation method, high quality CdS nanostructures have been successfully fabricated on Au coated Si substrates in large scale. The as-synthesized CdS nanostructures consisted of sword-like nanobelts and toothed nanosaws with a single-crystal hexagonal wurtzite structure. The deposition temperature played an important role in determining the size and morphology of the CdS nanostructures. A combination of vapor-liquid-solid and vapor-solid growth mechanisms were proposed to interpret the formation of CdS nanostructures. Photoluminescence measurement indicated that the nanobelts and nanosaws have a prominent green emission at about 512 nm, which is the band-to-band emission of CdS. The waveguide characteristics of both types of CdS nanostructures were observed and discussed.

Peng, Zhi-wei; Zou, Bing-suo

2012-04-01

86

Catalyst free growth of ZnO nanorods by thermal evaporation method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work, we report catalyst free growth of ZnO nanorods on n-Si substrate by a low cost thermal evaporation method. The surface morphology, chemical composition and crystalline structure of ZnO nanorods have been determined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) spectroscopy respectively. It is found that, the as -deposited ZnO seed layer reduces lattice mismatching between ZnO and Si from 40.3 to 0.28%, therefore enhances the subsequent growth and crystalline quality of ZnO nanorods on Si substrate. The present methodology is simple, cost effective and highly applicable for synthesis of ZnO nanorods for optoelectronics applications.

Somvanshi, Divya; Jit, S.

2013-06-01

87

Method for the evaporation of a liquid solution using mechanical compression  

SciTech Connect

A liquid solution is passed through a multi-stage evaporation plant while using recirculated vapor, fed through a mechanical compressor in order to increase the pressure and temperature of the vapor. The plant comprises a number of evaporators connected in series and split up into a plurality of groups, which comprise a decreasing number of evaporators; as seen in the flow direction-the vapor being fed in parallel, streams through said groups.

Eversdijk, B.P.

1984-02-28

88

Effects of heating method and conditions on the evaporation rate and quality attributes of black mulberry (Morus nigra) juice concentrate.  

PubMed

Black mulberry juice was concentrated by different heating methods, including conventional heating and microwave heating, at different operational pressures (7.3, 38.5 and 100 kPa). The effects of each method on evaporation rate, quality attributes of concentrated juice were investigated. The final juice concentration of 42° Brix was achieved in 140, 120, and 95 min at 100, 38.5, and 7.3 kPa respectively by using a rotary evaporator. Applying microwave energy decreased required times to 115, 95, and 60 min. The changes in color, anthocyanin content during the concentration processes were investigated. Hunter parameters (L, a, and b) were measured to estimate the intensity of color loss. All Hunter color parameters decreased with time. Results showed that the degradation of color and consequently anthocyanins, was more pronounced in rotary evaporation compared to microwave heating method. PMID:24425885

Fazaeli, Mahboubeh; Hojjatpanah, Ghazale; Emam-Djomeh, Zahra

2013-02-01

89

Gas flow meter and method for measuring gas flow rate  

DOEpatents

A gas flow rate meter includes an upstream line and two chambers having substantially equal, fixed volumes. An adjustable valve may direct the gas flow through the upstream line to either of the two chambers. A pressure monitoring device may be configured to prompt valve adjustments, directing the gas flow to an alternate chamber each time a pre-set pressure in the upstream line is reached. A method of measuring the gas flow rate measures the time required for the pressure in the upstream line to reach the pre-set pressure. The volume of the chamber and upstream line are known and fixed, thus the time required for the increase in pressure may be used to determine the flow rate of the gas. Another method of measuring the gas flow rate uses two pressure measurements of a fixed volume, taken at different times, to determine the flow rate of the gas.

Robertson, Eric P.

2006-08-01

90

Evaporation of acoustically levitated multi-component liquid droplets  

Microsoft Academic Search

A theoretical model for the evaporation of multi-component liquid droplets based on the model by Abramzon and Sirignano is presented and applied to the evaporation of acoustically levitated droplets. The liquid phase is treated as a thermodynamically real fluid, using the UNIFAC method for calculating the component activities, and the gas phase as ideal. Computational results, which consist in the

G. Brenn; L. J. Deviprasath; F. Durst; C. Fink

2007-01-01

91

Alternative Methods for the Reduction of Evaporation: Practical Exercises for the Science Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Across the world, freshwater is valued as the most critically important natural resource, as it is required to sustain the cycle of life. Evaporation is one of the primary environmental processes that can reduce the amount of quality water available for use in industrial, agricultural and household applications. The effect of evaporation becomes…

Schouten, Peter; Putland, Sam; Lemckert, Charles J.; Parisi, Alfio V.; Downs, Nathan

2012-01-01

92

Alternative methods for the reduction of evaporation: practical exercises for the science classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

Across the world, freshwater is valued as the most critically important natural resource, as it is required to sustain the cycle of life. Evaporation is one of the primary environmental processes that can reduce the amount of quality water available for use in industrial, agricultural and household applications. The effect of evaporation becomes intensified especially during conditions of drought, particularly

Peter Schouten; Sam Putland; Charles J Lemckert; Alfio V Parisi; Nathan Downs

2012-01-01

93

Sound Propagation in Saturated Gas-Vapor-Droplet Suspensions Considering the Effect of Transpiration on Droplet Evaporation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Sound attenuation and dispersion in saturated gas-vapor-droplet mixtures with evaporation has been investigated theoretically. The theory is based on an extension of the work of Davidson (1975) to accommodate the effects of transpiration on the linear particle relaxation processes of mass, momentum and energy transfer. It is shown that the inclusion of transpiration in the presence of mass transfer improves the agreement between the theory and the experimental data of Cole and Dobbins (1971) for sound attenuation in air-water fogs at low droplet mass concentrations. The results suggest that transpiration has an appreciable effect on both sound absorption and dispersion for both low and high droplet mass concentrations.

Kandula, Max

2012-01-01

94

Could CoRoT-7b and Kepler-10b be remnants of evaporated gas or ice giants?  

PubMed Central

We present thermal mass loss calculations over evolutionary time scales for the investigation if the smallest transiting rocky exoplanets CoRoT-7b (?1.68REarth) and Kepler-10b (?1.416REarth) could be remnants of an initially more massive hydrogen-rich gas giant or a hot Neptune-class exoplanet. We apply a thermal mass loss formula which yields results that are comparable to hydrodynamic loss models. Our approach considers the effect of the Roche lobe, realistic heating efficiencies and a radius scaling law derived from observations of hot Jupiters. We study the influence of the mean planetary density on the thermal mass loss by placing hypothetical exoplanets with the characteristics of Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus to the orbital location of CoRoT-7b at 0.017 AU and Kepler-10b at 0.01684 AU and assuming that these planets orbit a K- or G-type host star. Our findings indicate that hydrogen-rich gas giants within the mass domain of Saturn or Jupiter cannot thermally lose such an amount of mass that CoRoT-7b and Kepler-10b would result in a rocky residue. Moreover, our calculations show that the present time mass of both rocky exoplanets can be neither a result of evaporation of a hydrogen envelope of a “Hot Neptune” nor a “Hot Uranus”-class object. Depending on the initial density and mass, these planets most likely were always rocky planets which could lose a thin hydrogen envelope, but not cores of thermally evaporated initially much more massive and larger objects. PMID:21969736

Leitzinger, M.; Odert, P.; Kulikov, Yu.N.; Lammer, H.; Wuchterl, G.; Penz, T.; Guarcello, M.G.; Micela, G.; Khodachenko, M.L.; Weingrill, J.; Hanslmeier, A.; Biernat, H.K.; Schneider, J.

2011-01-01

95

Could CoRoT-7b and Kepler-10b be remnants of evaporated gas or ice giants?  

PubMed

We present thermal mass loss calculations over evolutionary time scales for the investigation if the smallest transiting rocky exoplanets CoRoT-7b (?1.68REarth) and Kepler-10b (?1.416REarth) could be remnants of an initially more massive hydrogen-rich gas giant or a hot Neptune-class exoplanet. We apply a thermal mass loss formula which yields results that are comparable to hydrodynamic loss models. Our approach considers the effect of the Roche lobe, realistic heating efficiencies and a radius scaling law derived from observations of hot Jupiters. We study the influence of the mean planetary density on the thermal mass loss by placing hypothetical exoplanets with the characteristics of Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus to the orbital location of CoRoT-7b at 0.017 AU and Kepler-10b at 0.01684 AU and assuming that these planets orbit a K- or G-type host star. Our findings indicate that hydrogen-rich gas giants within the mass domain of Saturn or Jupiter cannot thermally lose such an amount of mass that CoRoT-7b and Kepler-10b would result in a rocky residue. Moreover, our calculations show that the present time mass of both rocky exoplanets can be neither a result of evaporation of a hydrogen envelope of a "Hot Neptune" nor a "Hot Uranus"-class object. Depending on the initial density and mass, these planets most likely were always rocky planets which could lose a thin hydrogen envelope, but not cores of thermally evaporated initially much more massive and larger objects. PMID:21969736

Leitzinger, M; Odert, P; Kulikov, Yu N; Lammer, H; Wuchterl, G; Penz, T; Guarcello, M G; Micela, G; Khodachenko, M L; Weingrill, J; Hanslmeier, A; Biernat, H K; Schneider, J

2011-10-01

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Development and Physicochemical Characterization of Sirolimus Solid Dispersions Prepared by Solvent Evaporation Method  

PubMed Central

Purpose: The aim of the present investigation was preparation and characterization of sirolimus solid dispersions by solvent evaporation technique to improve its dissolution properties. Methods: Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), Poloxamer 188 and Cremophore RH40 were used to prepare the solid dispersions of sirolimus. In vitro dissolution study using USP type I apparatus, were performed in distilled water (containing SLS 0.4%) for pure sirolimus, physical mixtures, Rapamune and prepared solid dispersions. The characterization of solid dispersions was performed using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). Results: More than 75% of sirolimus was released within 30 minutes from all prepared solid dispersions. The dissolution rate of all prepared solid dispersion powders were more than physical mixtures. The absence of sirolimus peak in the DSC spectrum of solid dispersions indicated the conversion of crystalline form of sirolimus into amorphous form. The results from FT-IR spectroscopy showed that there was no significant change in the FT-IR spectrum of solid dispersions indicating absence of well-defined interaction between drug and carriers. Conclusion: It was concluded that solid dispersion method, using PVP, Poloxamer 188 and Cremophore RH40 can improve dissolution rate of sirolimus. PMID:25436193

Emami, Shahram; Valizadeh, Hadi; Islambulchilar, Ziba; Zakeri-Milani, Parvin

2014-01-01

97

A comparison of short-term measurements of lake evaporation using eddy correlation and energy budget methods  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Concurrent short-term measurements of evaporation from a shallow lake, using eddy correlation and energy budget methods, indicate that sensible and latent heat flux between lake and atmosphere, and energy storage in the lake, may vary considerably across the lake. Measuring net radiation with a net radiometer on the lake appeared to be more accurate than measuring incoming radiation nearby and modeling outgoing radiation. Short-term agreement between the two evaporation measurements was obtained by using an energy storage term that was weighted to account for the area-of-influence of the eddy correlation sensors. Relatively short bursts of evaporation were indicated by the eddy correlation sensors shortly after midnight on two of three occasions. ?? 1991.

Stannard, D.I.; Rosenberry, D.O.

1991-01-01

98

Cellular uptake of beta-carotene from protein stabilized solid lipid nano-particles prepared by homogenization-evaporation method  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Using a homogenization-evaporation method, beta-carotene (BC) loaded nano-particles were prepared with different ratios of food-grade sodium caseinate (SC), whey protein isolate (WPI), or soy protein isolate (SPI) to BC and evaluated for their physiochemical stability, in vitro cytotoxicity, and cel...

99

Flue gas desulfurization apparatus and method  

SciTech Connect

A method of desulfurizing boiler flue gas by intimate contact thereof with dry particles of a reactant or absorbent, such as hydrated lime, preferably with recirculation of the flue gas and entrained reactant or absorbent particles. An apparatus suitable for carrying out the method comprises an upstanding conduit defining a vertical gas flow path in communication with a source of SO2-and particulate-laden flue gas, a conveyor for introducing a dry reactant or absorbent into the gas flow path, and a rotatable slinger mounted within the gas flow path for uniformly distributing the reactant or absorbent thereacross. In its preferred form, the apparatus includes recirculation means, preferably an eductor, mounted above the slinger for recirculation of gas and entrained reactant or absorbent within the gas flow path to enhance gas-solid contact time, a tangential gas inlet for creating vortical gas flow within the conduit, a gas expansion section at the conduit's discharge end and means for reversing the gas flow direction to enhance separation of particulates.

Flick, F.S.; Hollett, G.T.

1981-06-16

100

Insight into the molecular mechanism of water evaporation via the finite temperature string method  

E-print Network

The process of water's evaporation at its liquid/air interface has proven challenging to study experimentally and, because it constitutes a rare event on molecular time scales, presents a challenge for computer simulations ...

Musolino, Nicholas

101

Paclitaxel loaded niosome nanoparticle formulation prepared via reverse phase evaporation method: an in vitro evaluation.  

PubMed

Niosoms are nanoparticles used in drug delivery systems. Niosomes are prepared by various methods. In this research niosoms were prepared by reverse phase evaporation and the factors affecting the niosomes formation were studied. Percent of paclitaxel pegylated and non-pegylated prepared with Span 60 were 95 and 92, respectively while for those of pegylated and non-pegylated niosomes with Span 20, 94 and 90, respectively. In addition, the average diameters of pegylated and no-pegylated prepared with Span 60 and 20 were determined to be 191, 214, 244 and 284 nm, respectively. The amount of released drug (48 h) from pegylated and non pegylated formulations in the presence of Spans 60 and 20 were 8, 10, 6, 7%, respectively. Cytotoxicities ofpaclitaxel niosom polyethyleneglycol, paclitaxel niosome and free paclitaxel on MCF-7 cell line after 48 hours were studied by MTT assay. The results showed the formulation prepared with Span 60 is more effective than that of Span 20 and the IC50 of the former was decreased twice while IC50 of the later decreased 1.5 times. PMID:24498794

Zarei, M; Norouzian, D; Honarvar, B; Mohammadi, M; Shamabadi, H Ebrahimi; Akbarzadeh, A

2013-03-15

102

Microcanonical Model for a Gas of Evaporating Black Holes and Strings, Scattering Amplitudes and Mass Spectrum  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study the system formed by a gas of black holes and strings within a microcanonical formulation. The density of mass levels grows asymptotically as rho (m)≈ (dmi + bmi2)-ae8\\/pi{2}(dmi + bmi2)}, (i = 1,...,N). We derive the microcanonical content of the system: entropy, equation of state, number of components N, temperature T and specific heat. The pressure and the

D. J. Cirilo-Lombardo; N. G. Sanchez

2008-01-01

103

Preparation and Characterization of Nitrendipine- loaded Eudragit RL 100 Microspheres Prepared by an Emulsion-Solvent Evaporation Method  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose : The aim of the work was to prepare nitrendipne-loaded Eudragit RL 100 microspheres to achieve sustained release nitrendipine. Method : Nitrendipne-loaded Eudragit RL 100 microspheres were prepared by an emulsion-solvent evaporation method using ethanol\\/liquid paraffin system. The resultant microspheres were evaluated for average particle size, drug loading, in vitro drug release and release kinetics. FTIR spectrometry, scanning electron

SK Basu; R Adhiyaman

104

Methods of natural gas liquefaction and natural gas liquefaction plants utilizing multiple and varying gas streams  

DOEpatents

A method of natural gas liquefaction may include cooling a gaseous NG process stream to form a liquid NG process stream. The method may further include directing the first tail gas stream out of a plant at a first pressure and directing a second tail gas stream out of the plant at a second pressure. An additional method of natural gas liquefaction may include separating CO.sub.2 from a liquid NG process stream and processing the CO.sub.2 to provide a CO.sub.2 product stream. Another method of natural gas liquefaction may include combining a marginal gaseous NG process stream with a secondary substantially pure NG stream to provide an improved gaseous NG process stream. Additionally, a NG liquefaction plant may include a first tail gas outlet, and at least a second tail gas outlet, the at least a second tail gas outlet separate from the first tail gas outlet.

Wilding, Bruce M; Turner, Terry D

2014-12-02

105

Laboratory simulation of processes of evaporation, condensation, and sputtering taking place on the surface of the moon  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Study of evaporation, condensation and sputtering on the moon can provide information on the same processes on other planets, and reveal details of the formation of the lunar regolith. Simulation methods include vacuum evaporation, laser evaporation, and bubbling gas through melts.

Nusinov, M. D.; Kochnev, V. A.; Chernyak, Y. B.; Kuznetsov, A. V.; Kosolapov, A. I.; Yakovlev, O. I.

1974-01-01

106

Alternative methods for the reduction of evaporation: practical exercises for the science classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Across the world, freshwater is valued as the most critically important natural resource, as it is required to sustain the cycle of life. Evaporation is one of the primary environmental processes that can reduce the amount of quality water available for use in industrial, agricultural and household applications. The effect of evaporation becomes intensified especially during conditions of drought, particularly in traditionally arid and semi-arid regions, such as those seen in a number of countries over the past ten years. In order to safeguard against the influence of droughts and to save water from being lost to the evaporative process, numerous water saving mechanisms have been developed and tested over the past century. Two of the most successful and widely used mechanisms have included floating hard covers and chemical film monolayers. This article describes a laboratory based project developed for senior high school and first year university classes, which has been designed to introduce students to the concepts of evaporation, evaporation modelling and water loss mitigation. Specifically, these ideas are delivered by simulating the large scale deployment of both monolayers and floating hard covers on a small water tank under numerous user defined atmospheric and hydrodynamic conditions, including varying surface wind speeds and underwater bubble plumes set to changing flow rates.

Schouten, Peter; Putland, Sam; Lemckert, Charles J.; Parisi, Alfio V.; Downs, Nathan

2012-03-01

107

Kinetic multi-layer model of gas-particle interactions in aerosols and clouds (KM-GAP): linking condensation, evaporation and chemical reactions of organics, oxidants and water  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a novel kinetic multi-layer model for gas-particle interactions in aerosols and clouds (KM-GAP) that treats explicitly all steps of mass transport and chemical reaction of semi-volatile species partitioning between gas phase, particle surface and particle bulk. KM-GAP is based on the PRA model framework (Pöschl-Rudich-Ammann, 2007), and it includes gas phase diffusion, reversible adsorption, surface reactions, bulk diffusion and reaction, as well as condensation, evaporation and heat transfer. The size change of atmospheric particles and the temporal evolution and spatial profile of the concentration of individual chemical species can be modeled along with gas uptake and accommodation coefficients. Depending on the complexity of the investigated system and the computational constraints, unlimited numbers of semi-volatile species, chemical reactions, and physical processes can be treated, and the model shall help to bridge gaps in the understanding and quantification of multiphase chemistry and microphysics in atmospheric aerosols and clouds. In this study we demonstrate how KM-GAP can be used to analyze, interpret and design experimental investigations of changes in particle size and chemical composition in response to condensation, evaporation, and chemical reaction. For the condensational growth of water droplets, our kinetic model results provide a direct link between laboratory observations and molecular dynamic simulations, confirming that the accommodation coefficient of water at ~270 K is close to unity (Winkler et al., 2006). Literature data on the evaporation of dioctyl phthalate as a function of particle size and time can be reproduced, and the model results suggest that changes in the experimental conditions like aerosol particle concentration and chamber geometry may influence the evaporation kinetics and can be optimized for efficient probing of specific physical effects and parameters. With regard to oxidative aging of organic aerosol particles, we illustrate how the formation and evaporation of volatile reaction products like nonanal can cause a decrease in the size of oleic acid particles exposed to ozone.

Shiraiwa, M.; Pfrang, C.; Koop, T.; Pöschl, U.

2012-03-01

108

Kinetic multi-layer model of gas-particle interactions in aerosols and clouds (KM-GAP): linking condensation, evaporation and chemical reactions of organics, oxidants and water  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a novel kinetic multi-layer model for gas-particle interactions in aerosols and clouds (KM-GAP) that treats explicitly all steps of mass transport and chemical reaction of semi-volatile species partitioning between gas phase, particle surface and particle bulk. KM-GAP is based on the PRA model framework (Pöschl-Rudich-Ammann, 2007), and it includes gas phase diffusion, reversible adsorption, surface reactions, bulk diffusion and reaction, as well as condensation, evaporation and heat transfer. The size change of atmospheric particles and the temporal evolution and spatial profile of the concentration of individual chemical species can be modeled along with gas uptake and accommodation coefficients. Depending on the complexity of the investigated system, unlimited numbers of semi-volatile species, chemical reactions, and physical processes can be treated, and the model shall help to bridge gaps in the understanding and quantification of multiphase chemistry and microphysics in atmospheric aerosols and clouds. In this study we demonstrate how KM-GAP can be used to analyze, interpret and design experimental investigations of changes in particle size and chemical composition in response to condensation, evaporation, and chemical reaction. For the condensational growth of water droplets, our kinetic model results provide a direct link between laboratory observations and molecular dynamic simulations, confirming that the accommodation coefficient of water at ~270 K is close to unity. Literature data on the evaporation of dioctyl phthalate as a function of particle size and time can be reproduced, and the model results suggest that changes in the experimental conditions like aerosol particle concentration and chamber geometry may influence the evaporation kinetics and can be optimized for efficient probing of specific physical effects and parameters. With regard to oxidative aging of organic aerosol particles, we illustrate how the formation and evaporation of volatile reaction products like nonanal can cause a decrease in the size of oleic acid particles exposed to ozone.

Shiraiwa, M.; Pfrang, C.; Koop, T.; Pöschl, U.

2011-12-01

109

Time-dependent Marangoni-Bénard instability of an evaporating binary-liquid layer including gas transients  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We are here concerned with Bénard instabilities in a horizontal layer of a binary liquid, considering as a working example the case of an aqueous solution of ethanol with a mass fraction of 0.1. Both the solvent and the solute evaporate into air (the latter being insoluble in the liquid). The system is externally constrained by imposing fixed "ambient" pressure, humidity, and temperature values at a certain effective transfer distance above the liquid-gas interface, while the ambient temperature is also imposed at the impermeable rigid bottom of the liquid layer. Fully transient and horizontally homogeneous solutions for the reference state, resulting from an instantaneous exposure of the liquid layer to ambient air, are first calculated. Then, the linear stability of these solutions is studied using the frozen-time approach, leading to critical (monotonic marginal stability) curves in the parameter plane spanned by the liquid layer thickness and the elapsed time after initial contact. This is achieved for different ratios of the liquid and gas thicknesses, and in particular yields critical times after which instability sets in (for given thicknesses of both phases). Conversely, the analysis also predicts a critical thickness of the liquid layer below which no instability ever occurs. The nature of such critical thickness is explained in detail in terms of mass fraction profiles in both phases, as it indeed appears that the most important mechanism for instability onset is the solutal Marangoni one. Importantly, as compared to the result obtained previously under the quasi-steady assumption in the gas phase [H. Machrafi, A. Rednikov, P. Colinet, and P. C. Dauby, Eur. Phys. J. Spec. Top. 192, 71 (2011)], 10.1140/epjst/e2011-01361-y, it is shown that relaxing this assumption may yield essentially lower values of the critical liquid thickness, especially for large gas-to-liquid thickness ratios. A good-working analytical model is developed for the description of such delicate transient effects in the gas. The analysis reveals that the system considered in this paper is generally highly unstable, the instability setting in even for very small times and liquid thicknesses.

Machrafi, H.; Rednikov, A.; Colinet, P.; Dauby, P. C.

2013-08-01

110

Method for detecting gas turbine engine flashback  

DOEpatents

A method for monitoring and controlling a gas turbine, comprises predicting frequencies of combustion dynamics in a combustor using operating conditions of a gas turbine, receiving a signal from a sensor that is indicative of combustion dynamics in the combustor, and detecting a flashback if a frequency of the received signal does not correspond to the predicted frequencies.

Singh, Kapil Kumar; Varatharajan, Balachandar; Kraemer, Gilbert Otto; Yilmaz, Ertan; Lacy, Benjamin Paul

2012-09-04

111

Instrumentation for measuring lake and reservoir evaporation by the energy-budget and mass-transfer methods  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Instrumentation currently used by the U.S. Geological Survey in studies of lake and reservoir evaporation is described in this paper. This instrumentation is used for the measurement of solar and terrestrial energy necessary to apply the mass-transfer or energy budget methods. The energy budget requires a quantative determination of all form of energy entering or leaving the lake as well as determination of the change in storage of energy within the lake. (USGS)

Sturrock, A.M., Jr.

1985-01-01

112

Development of control method and dynamic model for multi-evaporator air conditioners (MEAC)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Interference between operation parameters among the different evaporators makes the desirable control of MEAC hard to realize. A novel control strategy is herein proposed. The suction pressure was taken as the controlled variable to modulate the speed of its compressor, and at the same time, the room air temperatures were taken to regulate the openings of individual electronic expansion valves

Chen Wu; Zhou Xingxi; Deng Shiming

2005-01-01

113

The temperature variance method: a powerful tool in the estimation of actual evaporation rates  

Microsoft Academic Search

The usefulness of the temperature variance technique for the estimation of actual evaporation rates under humid tropical conditions was tested with a set of micrometerolo gical data collected above a 6- year-old pine plantation in Viti Levu, Fiji. Values for the sensible and latent heat fluxes obtained from the standard deviations of fast responding dry and wet bulb thermocouples during

H. F. VUGTS; M. J. WATERLOO; F. J. BEEKMAN; K. F. A. FRUMAU; L. A. BRUUNZEEL

1993-01-01

114

Exploring Evaporation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students learn what evaporation is and how various factors--time, heat, surface area, and wind--affect it. They also discover that water does not always evaporate at the same rate and saltwater leaves something behind when it evaporates. Finally, students a

John Eichinger

2009-05-15

115

Evaporation Investigation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a hands-on lab activity about evaporation. Learners will conduct experiments to observe the process of evaporation. They will then describe the process of evaporation, and the general water cycle, through discussion and pictures. Background information, common preconceptions, a glossary and more is included. This activity is part of the Aquarius Hands-on Laboratory Activities.

2012-08-03

116

Gas sensitive materials for gas detection and methods of making  

DOEpatents

A gas sensitive material comprising SnO.sub.2 nanocrystals doped with In.sub.2O.sub.3 and an oxide of a platinum group metal, and a method of making the same. The platinum group metal is preferably Pd, but also may include Pt, Ru, Ir, and combinations thereof. The SnO.sub.2 nanocrystals have a specific surface of 7 or greater, preferably about 20 m2/g, and a mean particle size of between about 10 nm and about 100 nm, preferably about 40 nm. A gas detection device made from the gas sensitive material deposited on a substrate, the gas sensitive material configured as a part of a current measuring circuit in communication with a heat source.

Trakhtenberg, Leonid Israilevich; Gerasimov, Genrikh Nikolaevich; Gromov, Vladimir Fedorovich; Rozenberg, Valeriya Isaakovna

2014-07-15

117

Gas sensitive materials for gas detection and method of making  

DOEpatents

A gas sensitive material comprising SnO2 nanocrystals doped with In2O3 and an oxide of a platinum group metal, and a method of making the same. The platinum group metal is preferably Pd, but also may include Pt, Ru, Ir, and combinations thereof. The SnO2 nanocrystals have a specific surface of 7 or greater, preferably about 20 m2/g, and a mean particle size of between about 10 nm and about 100 nm, preferably about 40 nm. A gas detection device made from the gas sensitive material deposited on a substrate, the gas sensitive material configured as a part of a current measuring circuit in communication with a heat source.

Trakhtenberg, Leonid Israilevich; Gerasimov, Genrikh Nikolaevich; Gromov, Vladimir Fedorovich; Rozenberg, Valeriya Isaakovna

2012-12-25

118

Comparative analysis of electrophysical properties of ceramic tantalum pentoxide coatings, deposited by electron beam evaporation and magnetron sputtering methods  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ta2O5 ceramic coatings have been deposited on glass substrates by e-beam evaporation and magnetron sputtering methods. For the magnetron sputtering process Ta target was used. X-ray diffraction measurements show that these coatings are amorphous. XPS survey spectra of the ceramic Ta2O5 coatings were obtained. All spectra consist of well-defined XPS lines of Ta 4f, 4d, 4p and 4s; O 1s; C 1s. Ta 4f doublets are typical for Ta2O5 coatings with two main peaks. Scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy images of the e-beam evaporated and magnetron sputtered Ta2O5 ceramic coatings have revealed a relatively flat surface with no cracks. The dielectric properties of the tantalum pentoxide coatings have been investigated in the frequency range of 100 Hz to 1 MHz. The electrical behaviour of e-beam evaporated and magnetron sputtered Ta2O5 ceramic coatings have also been compared. The deposition process conditions principally effect the structure parameters and electrical properties of Ta2O5 ceramic coatings. The coatings deposited by different methods demonstrate the range of dielectric parameters due to the structural and stoichiometric composition changes

Donkov, N.; Mateev, E.; Safonov, V.; Zykova, A.; Yakovin, S.; Kolesnikov, D.; Sudzhanskaya, I.; Goncharov, I.; Georgieva, V.

2014-12-01

119

Method for route selection of transcontinental natural gas pipelines  

E-print Network

1 Method for route selection of transcontinental natural gas pipelines Fotios G. Thomaidis1.U. energy corridor 1. Introduction Route selection of transcontinental natural gas pipelines route selection method The route selection method for transcontinental natural gas pipelines results

Kouroupetroglou, Georgios

120

Use of GC/MS and Microtome Techniques as Methods to Evaluate ODC Free Cleaner Diffusion and Evaporation in Insulation and Phenolic Case Material  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Because of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendment (CAAA) many chlorinated solvents used in the aerospace industry are being phased out. Replacement of the ODC (ozone-depleting chemicals) with less volatile, non-ozone depleting cleaners has been extensively studied over the past seven years at Thiokol Propulsion, a Division of Cordant Technologies, Inc. The down selection of ODC replacement cleaners has been based on several factors including the diffusion evaporation of the cleaners in selected substrates. Methodologies were developed to evaluate the cleaner content in substrates. Methods of cutting thin slices of material (microtoming) were combined with GC/MS (gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy) analysis. Substrates evaluated in this study include potential solid rocket motor materials: ASNBR (asbestos-filled nitrile butadiene rubber) and CFEPDM (carbon-filled ethylene propylene dimonomer) insulation and glass (GCP), carbon (CCP) and silica (SCP) cloth phenolic substrates with fibers either parallel (0 deg) or perpendicular (90 deg) to the surface. Residue profiles indicate both cleaner and substrate composition affect the diffusion and subsequent evaporation of the cleaner from the substrate surface.

Biegert, L. L.

2001-01-01

121

Prediction of evaporation heat transfer coefficient based on gas–liquid two-phase annular flow regime in horizontal microfin tubes  

Microsoft Academic Search

A physical model of gas–liquid two-phase annular flow regime is presented for predicting the enhanced evaporation heat transfer characteristics in horizontal microfin tubes. The model is based on the equivalence of a periodical distortion of the disturbance wave in the substrate layer. Corresponding to the stratified flow model proposed previously by authors, the dimensionless quantity Fr0=G\\/[gde?v(?l??v)]0.5 may be used as

Yueshe Wang; Yanling Wang; G.-X. Wang; Hiroshi Honda

2009-01-01

122

New Correlation Methods of Evaporation Heat Transfer in Horizontal Microfine Tubes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A stratified flow model and an annular flow model of evaporation heat transfer in horizontal microfin tubes have been proposed. In the stratified flow model, the contributions of thin film evaporation and nucleate boiling in the groove above a stratified liquid were predicted by a previously reported numerical analysis and a newly developed correlation, respectively. The contributions of nucleate boiling and forced convection in the stratified liquid region were predicted by the new correlation and the Carnavos equation, respectively. In the annular flow model, the contributions of nucleate boiling and forced convection were predicted by the new correlation and the Carnavos equation in which the equivalent Reynolds number was introduced, respectively. A flow pattern transition criterion proposed by Kattan et al. was incorporated to predict the circumferential average heat transfer coefficient in the intermediate region by use of the two models. The predictions of the heat transfer coefficient compared well with available experimental data for ten tubes and four refrigerants.

Makishi, Osamu; Honda, Hiroshi

123

Insight into the molecular mechanism of water evaporation via the finite temperature string method  

PubMed Central

The process of water's evaporation at its liquid/air interface has proven challenging to study experimentally and, because it constitutes a rare event on molecular time scales, presents a challenge for computer simulations as well. In this work, we simulated water's evaporation using the classical extended simple point charge model water model, and identified a minimum free energy path for this process in terms of 10 descriptive order parameters. The measured free energy change was 7.4 kcal/mol at 298 K, in reasonable agreement with the experimental value of 6.3 kcal/mol, and the mean first-passage time was 1375 ns for a single molecule, corresponding to an evaporation coefficient of 0.25. In the observed minimum free energy process, the water molecule diffuses to the surface, and tends to rotate so that its dipole and one O–H bond are oriented outward as it crosses the Gibbs dividing surface. As the water molecule moves further outward through the interfacial region, its local density is higher than the time-averaged density, indicating a local solvation shell that protrudes from the interface. The water molecule loses donor and acceptor hydrogen bonds, and then, with its dipole nearly normal to the interface, stops donating its remaining hydrogen bond. At that point, when the final, accepted hydrogen bond is broken, the water molecule is free. We also analyzed which order parameters are most important in the process and in reactive trajectories, and found that the relative orientation of water molecules near the evaporating molecule, and the number of accepted hydrogen bonds, were important variables in reactive trajectories and in kinetic descriptions of the process. PMID:23574252

Musolino, Nicholas; Trout, Bernhardt L.

2013-01-01

124

Synthesis and characteristics of continuous mesoporous carbon films by a rapid solvent evaporation method  

Microsoft Academic Search

Carbon films with a well-developed meso-porosity were synthesized directly by the carbonization of sulfuric-acid-treated P123 triblock copolymer\\/silica nanocomposite films, which were prepared from dip-coating technique through an association of sol–gel and evaporation-induced self-assembly process, and the residual silica was removed subsequently via HF-etching. P123 was employed as both structuring agent for self-assembly of tetraethyl orthosilicate and carbon precursor. The sulfuric

Xiaoxian Wang; Tiehu Li; Yongbin Ji; Yanling Ai; Qilang Lin

2008-01-01

125

Method of producing a high pressure gas  

DOEpatents

A method of producing a high pressure gas is disclosed and which includes providing a container; supplying the container with a liquid such as water; increasing the pressure of the liquid within the container; supplying a reactant composition such as a chemical hydride to the liquid under pressure in the container and which chemically reacts with the liquid to produce a resulting high pressure gas such as hydrogen at a pressure of greater than about 100 pounds per square inch of pressure; and drawing the resulting high pressure gas from the container.

Bingham, Dennis N.; Klingler, Kerry M.; Zollinger, William T.

2006-07-18

126

Effect of argon gas flow rate on properties of film electrodes prepared by thermal vacuum evaporation from synthesized Cu{sub 2}SnSe{sub 3} source  

SciTech Connect

This work describes a new technique to enhance photoresponse of metal chalcogenide-based semiconductor film electrodes deposited by thermal vacuum evaporation under argon gas flow from synthesized Cu{sub 2}SnSe{sub 3} sources. SnSe formation with Cu-doped was obtained under higher argon gas flow rate (V{sub A} = 25 cm{sup 3}/min). Higher value of photoresponse was observed for films deposited under V{sub A} = 25 cm{sup 3}/min which was 9.1%. This finding indicates that Cu atoms inside the SnSe film were important to increase carrier concentrations that promote higher photoresponse.

Sabli, Nordin; Talib, Zainal Abidin; Yunus, Wan Mahmood Mat [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang (Malaysia); Zainal, Zulkarnain [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang (Malaysia); Hilal, Hikmat S. [SSERL, Department of Chemistry An-Najah N. University, PO Box 7, Nablus, West Bank (Country Unknown); Fujii, Masatoshi [Department of Molecular Science, School of Medicine, Shimane University, Izumo, Shimane, 693-8501 (Japan)

2014-03-05

127

RPC gas recovery by open loop method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

RPC detectors require to be flushed with small but continuous flow of gas mixture. Dealing with large number of detectors, gas consumption to very large volumes. Gas flow is a running expense and constituent gases are too expensive to be treated as consumables. Exhaust gas mixture from detectors is a potential environmental hazard if discharged directly into the atmosphere. Storage of gases on a large scale also leads to inventory- and safety-related problems. A solution to these problems is the recovery and reuse of exhaust gas mixture from RPC detectors. Close loop method employs recirculation of exhausted gas mixture after purification, analysis and addition of top-up quantities. In open loop method, under consideration here, individual component gases are separated from gas mixture and reused as source. During open loop process, gases liquefiable at low pressures are separated from ones liquefiable at high pressure. The gas phase components within each group are successively separated by either fractional condensation or gravity separation. Gas mixture coming from RPC exhaust is first desiccated by passage through molecular sieve adsorbent type (3A+4A). Subsequent scrubbing over basic activated alumina removes toxic and acidic contaminants such as S 2F 10 produced during corona (arcing) discharge. In the first stage of separation isobutane and freon are concentrated by diffusion and liquefied by fractional condensation by cooling upto -30 °C. Liquefied gases are returned to source tanks. In the second stage of separation, argon and sulphur hexafluoride, the residual gases, are concentrated by settling due to density difference. SF 6 is stored for recovery by condensation at high pressure while argon is further purified by thermal cracking of crossover impurities at 1000 °C followed by wet scrubbing.

Joshi, Avinash; Kalmani, S. D.; Mondal, N. K.; Satyanarayana, B.

2009-05-01

128

Method for improved gas-solids separation  

DOEpatents

Methods are disclosed for the removal of particulate solids from a gas stream at high separation efficiency, including the removal of submicron size particles. The apparatus includes a cyclone separator type of device which contains an axially mounted perforated cylindrical hollow rotor. The rotor is rotated at high velocity in the same direction as the flow of an input particle-laden gas stream to thereby cause enhanced separation of particulate matter from the gas stream in the cylindrical annular space between the rotor and the sidewall of the cyclone vessel. Substantially particle-free gas passes through the perforated surface of the spinning rotor and into the hollow rotor, from where it is discharged out of the top of the apparatus. Separated particulates are removed from the bottom of the vessel. 4 figs.

Kusik, C.L.; He, B.X.

1990-11-13

129

Performance of a showcase refrigeration system with multi-evaporator during on–off cycling and hot-gas bypass defrost  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the defrosting process, the temperature in the cabinet of a showcase becomes higher than the set point. This phenomenon is undesirable for foods or products stored. It is essential to develop an efficient defrosting method to prevent large temperature fluctuations. In the present study, the performance of the showcase refrigeration system with three evaporators was measured during on–off cycling

Honghyun Cho; Yongchan Kim; Inkyu Jang

2005-01-01

130

EVAPORATION: a new vapor pressure estimation method for organic molecules including non-additivity and intramolecular interactions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present EVAPORATION (Estimation of VApour Pressure of ORganics, Accounting for Temperature, Intramolecular, and Non-additivity effects), a method to predict vapour pressure p0 of organic molecules needing only molecular structure as input. The method is applicable to zero-, mono- and polyfunctional molecules. A simple formula to describe log10p0(T) is employed, that takes into account both a wide temperature dependence and the non-additivity of functional groups. In order to match the recent data on functionalised diacids an empirical modification to the method was introduced. Contributions due to carbon skeleton, functional groups, and intramolecular interaction between groups are included. Molecules typically originating from oxidation of biogenic molecules are within the scope of this method: carbonyls, alcohols, ethers, esters, nitrates, acids, peroxides, hydroperoxides, peroxy acyl nitrates and peracids. Therefore the method is especially suited to describe compounds forming secondary organic aerosol (SOA).

Compernolle, S.; Ceulemans, K.; Müller, J.-F.

2011-04-01

131

Utility of Penman-Monteith, Priestley-Taylor, reference evapotranspiration, and pan evaporation methods to estimate pasture evapotranspiration  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Actual evapotranspiration (ETa) was measured at 30-min resolution over a 19-month period (September 28, 2000-April 23, 2002) from a nonirrigated pasture site in Florida, USA, using eddy correlation methods. The relative magnitude of measured ETa (about 66% of long-term annual precipitation at the study site) indicates the importance of accurate ET a estimates for water resources planning. The time and cost associated with direct measurements of ETa and the rarity of historical measurements of ETa make the use of methods relying on more easily obtainable data desirable. Several such methods (Penman-Monteith (PM), modified Priestley-Taylor (PT), reference evapotranspiration (ET 0), and pan evaporation (Ep)) were related to measured ETa using regression methods to estimate PM bulk surface conductance, PT ??, ET0 vegetation coefficient, and Ep pan coefficient. The PT method, where the PT ?? is a function of green-leaf area index (LAI) and solar radiation, provided the best relation with ET a (standard error (SE) for daily ETa of 0.11 mm). The PM method, in which the bulk surface conductance was a function of net radiation and vapor-pressure deficit, was slightly less effective (SE=0.15 mm) than the PT method. Vegetation coefficients for the ET0 method (SE=0.29 mm) were found to be a simple function of LAI. Pan coefficients for the Ep method (SE=0.40 mm) were found to be a function of LAI and Ep. Historical or future meteorological, LAI, and pan evaporation data from the study site could be used, along with the relations developed within this study, to provide estimates of ETa in the absence of direct measurements of ETa. Additionally, relations among PM, PT, and ET0 methods and ETa can provide estimates of ETa in other, environmentally similar, pasture settings for which meteorological and LAI data can be obtained or estimated. ?? 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Sumner, D.M.; Jacobs, J.M.

2005-01-01

132

Thickness and oxygen partial pressure dependence on optical band gap of indium oxide by reactive evaporation method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Indium oxide film is deposited by reactive evaporation of indium in the presence of oxygen gas onto an unheated glass substrate. It was found that thickness of the film and partial oxygen pressure during the deposition affects the optical properties of the indium oxide thin film. We studied the optical band gap for different thickness and partial pressure keeping a constant annealing temperature. It was found that the band gap varies from 3.5 to 3.8eV, as thickness of the film increased. The band gap energy had also shows the similar trend and it was also studied as a function of annealing temperature. A systematic investigation of the optical band gap as a function of thickness and oxygen partial pressure at different annealing temperature was carried out.

Muhammed Ali, A. V.; Kekuda, Dhananjaya

2015-02-01

133

Consistent simulation of droplet evaporation based on the phase-field multiphase lattice Boltzmann method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the present article, we extend and generalize our previous article [H. Safari, M. H. Rahimian, and M. Krafczyk, Phys. Rev. E 88, 013304 (2013), 10.1103/PhysRevE.88.013304] to include the gradient of the vapor concentration at the liquid-vapor interface as the driving force for vaporization allowing the evaporation from the phase interface to work for arbitrary temperatures. The lattice Boltzmann phase-field multiphase modeling approach with a suitable source term, accounting for the effect of the phase change on the velocity field, is used to solve the two-phase flow field. The modified convective Cahn-Hilliard equation is employed to reconstruct the dynamics of the interface topology. The coupling between the vapor concentration and temperature field at the interface is modeled by the well-known Clausius-Clapeyron correlation. Numerous validation tests including one-dimensional and two-dimensional cases are carried out to demonstrate the consistency of the presented model. Results show that the model is able to predict the flow features around and inside an evaporating droplet quantitatively in quiescent as well as convective environments.

Safari, Hesameddin; Rahimian, Mohammad Hassan; Krafczyk, Manfred

2014-09-01

134

Consistent simulation of droplet evaporation based on the phase-field multiphase lattice Boltzmann method.  

PubMed

In the present article, we extend and generalize our previous article [H. Safari, M. H. Rahimian, and M. Krafczyk, Phys. Rev. E 88, 013304 (2013)] to include the gradient of the vapor concentration at the liquid-vapor interface as the driving force for vaporization allowing the evaporation from the phase interface to work for arbitrary temperatures. The lattice Boltzmann phase-field multiphase modeling approach with a suitable source term, accounting for the effect of the phase change on the velocity field, is used to solve the two-phase flow field. The modified convective Cahn-Hilliard equation is employed to reconstruct the dynamics of the interface topology. The coupling between the vapor concentration and temperature field at the interface is modeled by the well-known Clausius-Clapeyron correlation. Numerous validation tests including one-dimensional and two-dimensional cases are carried out to demonstrate the consistency of the presented model. Results show that the model is able to predict the flow features around and inside an evaporating droplet quantitatively in quiescent as well as convective environments. PMID:25314562

Safari, Hesameddin; Rahimian, Mohammad Hassan; Krafczyk, Manfred

2014-09-01

135

Standard test method for determination of uranium or plutonium isotopic composition or concentration by the total evaporation method using a thermal ionization mass spectrometer  

E-print Network

1.1 This method describes the determination of the isotopic composition and/or the concentration of uranium and plutonium as nitrate solutions by the thermal ionization mass spectrometric (TIMS) total evaporation method. Purified uranium or plutonium nitrate solutions are loaded onto a degassed metal filament and placed in the mass spectrometer. Under computer control, ion currents are generated by heating of the filament(s). The ion beams are continually measured until the sample is exhausted. The measured ion currents are integrated over the course of the run, and normalized to a reference isotope ion current to yield isotopic ratios. 1.2 In principle, the total evaporation method should yield isotopic ratios that do not require mass bias correction. In practice, some samples may require this bias correction. When compared to the conventional TIMS method, the total evaporation method is approximately two times faster, improves precision from two to four fold, and utilizes smaller sample sizes. 1.3 The tot...

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

2007-01-01

136

Method for designing gas tag compositions  

DOEpatents

For use in the manufacture of gas tags such as employed in a nuclear reactor gas tagging failure detection system, a method for designing gas tagging compositions utilizes an analytical approach wherein the final composition of a first canister of tag gas as measured by a mass spectrometer is designated as node No. 1. Lattice locations of tag nodes in multi-dimensional space are then used in calculating the compositions of a node No. 2 and each subsequent node so as to maximize the distance of each node from any combination of tag components which might be indistinguishable from another tag composition in a reactor fuel assembly. Alternatively, the measured compositions of tag gas numbers 1 and 2 may be used to fix the locations of nodes 1 and 2, with the locations of nodes 3-N then calculated for optimum tag gas composition. A single sphere defining the lattice locations of the tag nodes may be used to define approximately 20 tag nodes, while concentric spheres can extend the number of tag nodes to several hundred. 5 figures.

Gross, K.C.

1995-04-11

137

One-step preparation of chitosan-coated cationic liposomes by an improved supercritical reverse-phase evaporation method.  

PubMed

High-pressure carbon dioxide in contact with water dissolves to form carbonic acid, causing a decrease in pH. By use of these characteristics of a CO2/H2O biphasic system, chitosan-coated cationic liposomes of l-alpha-dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine were successfully prepared by an improved supercritical reverse-phase evaporation (ISCRPE) method. Liposome-chitosan complexes carrying a positive charge were prepared in a single-step procedure without the use of acid or organic solvent, including ethanol. The maximum trapping efficiency of liposomes prepared by the ISCRPE method was 17%, with or without the addition of chitosan, compared to only 2% for liposomes prepared by the Bangham method. Furthermore, the liposomal dispersion was stable at room temperature in a sealed tube for over 30 days. PMID:16618144

Otake, Katsuto; Shimomura, Takeshi; Goto, Toshihiro; Imura, Tomohiro; Furuya, Takeshi; Yoda, Satoshi; Takebayashi, Yoshihiro; Sakai, Hideki; Abe, Masahiko

2006-04-25

138

Conversion method for gas streams containing hydrocarbons  

DOEpatents

An apparatus and a method of using the apparatus are provided for converting a gas stream containing hydrocarbons to a reaction product containing effluent molecules having at least one carbon atom, having at least one interior surface and at least one exterior surface, a first electrode and a second electrode with the first and second electrodes being selectively movable in relation to each other and positioned within the housing so as to be spatially disposed a predetermined distance from each other, a plasma discharge generator between the first and second electrodes, gas stream introducer and a collector for collecting the reaction product effluent produced by the reaction of the gas stream containing hydrocarbons with the plasma discharge between the first and second electrodes.

Mallinson, Richard G. (Norman, OK); Lobban, Lance (Norman, OK); Liu, Chang-jun (Tianjin, CN)

2000-01-01

139

Modelling non-equilibrium secondary organic aerosol formation and evaporation with the aerosol dynamics, gas- and particle-phase chemistry kinetic multilayer model ADCHAM  

SciTech Connect

We have developed the novel Aerosol Dynamics, gas- and particle- phase chemistry model for laboratory CHAMber studies (ADCHAM). The model combines the detailed gas phase Master Chemical Mechanism version 3.2, an aerosol dynamics and particle phase chemistry module (which considers acid catalysed oligomerization, heterogeneous oxidation reactions in the particle phase and non-ideal interactions between organic compounds, water and inorganic ions) and a kinetic multilayer module for diffusion limited transport of compounds between the gas phase, particle surface and particle bulk phase. In this article we describe and use ADCHAM to study: 1) the mass transfer limited uptake of ammonia (NH3) and formation of organic salts between ammonium (NH4+) and carboxylic acids (RCOOH), 2) the slow and almost particle size independent evaporation of ?-pinene secondary organic aerosol (SOA) particles, and 3) the influence of chamber wall effects on the observed SOA formation in smog chambers.

Roldin, P.; Eriksson, A. C.; Nordin, E. Z.; Hermansson, E.; Mogensen, Ditte; Rusanen, A.; Boy, Michael; Swietlicki, E.; Svenningsson, Birgitta; Zelenyuk, Alla; Pagels, J.

2014-08-11

140

Children's understanding of changes of state involving the gas state, Part 2: Evaporation and condensation below boiling point  

Microsoft Academic Search

Deriving from a three?year longitudinal study which explored the development of children's concept of a substance (ages 11 to 14), part 2 of this paper (see Johnson 1998b) reports findings in relation to evaporation at room temperature and condensation of atmospheric water vapour. Part one had reported findings in relation to boiling water and the development of pupils’ understanding of

Philip Johnson

1998-01-01

141

Metallization: Evaporation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website includes an animation depicting an overview of the metallization evaporation processes. Objective: Identify the process of evaporation. This simulation is from Module 061 of the Process & Equipment II Cluster of the MATEC Module Library (MML). You can find this animation under the section "Process & Equipment II." To view other clusters or for more information about the MML visit http://matec.org/ps/library3/process_I.shtml

142

(bulb) , (1) Gas(1) Gas(1) Gas(1) Gas----saturation methodsaturation methodsaturation methodsaturation method  

E-print Network

-tube . isoteniscope . (3) Boiling Point Method (Dynamic Method)(3) Boiling Point Method (Dynamic Method)(3) Boiling Point Method (Dynamic Method)(3) Boiling Point Method (Dynamic Method) . ballast bulb . manometer . . Isoteniscope Boling Point Method . #12;2. (1) Boiling-Point

Hong, Deog Ki

143

Design, fabrication and testing of a 15-kW gas-fired liquid-metal evaporator  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes the development and testing of a compact heat- pipe heat exchanger that is designed to transfer thermal energy from hot combustion gases to the heater tubes of a 25-kW{sub e} Stirling engine. In this system, sodium evaporates from a surface that is heated by a stream of hot gases and the liquid metal then condenses on the heater tubes of a Stirling engine where energy is transferred to the engine`s helium working fluid. Recent tests on a prototype unit illustrated that a compact (8 cm {times} 13 cm {times} 16 cm) sodium evaporator can routinely transfer 15-kW{sub t} of energy at an operating vapor temperature of 760{degrees}C. Four of these prototype units will eventually be used to power a 25-kW{sub e} Stirling engine system. Design details and test results from the prototype unit are presented in this paper.

Adkins, D.R.; Rawlinson, K.S.

1992-07-01

144

Design, fabrication and testing of a 15-kW gas-fired liquid-metal evaporator  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes the development and testing of a compact heat- pipe heat exchanger that is designed to transfer thermal energy from hot combustion gases to the heater tubes of a 25-kW{sub e} Stirling engine. In this system, sodium evaporates from a surface that is heated by a stream of hot gases and the liquid metal then condenses on the heater tubes of a Stirling engine where energy is transferred to the engine's helium working fluid. Recent tests on a prototype unit illustrated that a compact (8 cm {times} 13 cm {times} 16 cm) sodium evaporator can routinely transfer 15-kW{sub t} of energy at an operating vapor temperature of 760{degrees}C. Four of these prototype units will eventually be used to power a 25-kW{sub e} Stirling engine system. Design details and test results from the prototype unit are presented in this paper.

Adkins, D.R.; Rawlinson, K.S.

1992-01-01

145

Application of the fast-evaporation sample preparation method for improving quantification of angiotensin II by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization.  

PubMed

The fast-evaporation method of sample preparation has been applied for quantitative analysis using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry. An instrumental protocol focusing on improvement of shot-to-shot repeatability and compensation for signal degradation has been developed for quantification of angiotensin II using the fast-evaporation technique and an internal standard. The fast-evaporation method was compared to the standard method of sample preparation (using a multicomponent matrix) in the quantitative analysis of angiotensin II, and found to be superior in several respects. Improvement in sample homogeneity using the fast-evaporation method enhanced both point-to-point repeatibility and sample-to-sample reproducibility. The relative standard deviations of the analyte/internal standard ratios (point RSD) were decreased by a factor of three compared to those obtained using the multicomponent matrix method. The average point RSD was found to be ca. 5% for the fast-evaporation technique. Two internal standards were evaluated for quantification of angiotensin II. The better one, 1-SAR-8-Ile angiotensin II, yielded a relative standard deviation of the standard curve slope of ca. 2.2% over two orders of magnitude of concentration (45 nM to 3000 nM), an improvement by a factor of two over the standard preparation method. Renal microdialysate samples, spiked with angiotensin II and the internal standard 1-SAR-8-Ile angiotensin II, were also analyzed using the fast-evaporation technique. The detection limit was calculated to be in the high attomole range (675 amol). Furthermore, the accuracy for a single determination of angiotensin II concentration in these samples was found to be 13.9% with a relative error of 8.19%. PMID:7579628

Nicola, A J; Gusev, A I; Proctor, A; Jackson, E K; Hercules, D M

1995-01-01

146

Methods for Gas Sensing with Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Methods for gas sensing with single-walled carbon nanotubes are described. The methods comprise biasing at least one carbon nanotube and exposing to a gas environment to detect variation in temperature as an electrical response.

Kaul, Anupama B. (Inventor)

2013-01-01

147

Single crystal growth of copper phthalocyanine using exaltation–evaporation growth method  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new method of growing single crystal for ?-form copper phthalocyanine (CuPc) is presented in this paper. Melted anthracene was used as solvent of CuPc. The method, vaporizing the solvent using an automatic exaltation machine, was employed to grow CuPc single crystals. The needle-like single crystals of CuPc up to 11.6mm in length were obtained by applying this method. The

Wenhai Jiang; Xu Wang; Yuchun Chang; Shukun Yu; Chunyu Ma; Kaiqi Ye; Chuanhui Cheng; Guotong Du

2006-01-01

148

Method for controlling gas metal arc welding  

DOEpatents

The heat input and mass input in a Gas Metal Arc welding process are controlled by a method that comprises calculating appropriate values for weld speed, filler wire feed rate and an expected value for the welding current by algorithmic function means, applying such values for weld speed and filler wire feed rate to the welding process, measuring the welding current, comparing the measured current to the calculated current, using said comparison to calculate corrections for the weld speed and filler wire feed rate, and applying corrections.

Smartt, Herschel B. (Idaho Falls, ID); Einerson, Carolyn J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Watkins, Arthur D. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1989-01-01

149

Method for controlling gas metal arc welding  

DOEpatents

The heat input and mass input in a Gas Metal Arc welding process are controlled by a method that comprises calculating appropriate values for weld speed, filler wire feed rate and an expected value for the welding current by algorithmic function means, applying such values for weld speed and filler wire feed rate to the welding process, measuring the welding current, comparing the measured current to the calculated current, using said comparison to calculate corrections for the weld speed and filler wire feed rate, and applying corrections. 3 figs., 1 tab.

Smartt, H.B.; Einerson, C.J.; Watkins, A.D.

1987-08-10

150

Marine electromagnetic methods for gas hydrate characterization  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Gas hydrate is a type of clathrate consisting of a gas molecule (usually methane) encased in a water lattice, and is found worldwide in marine and permafrost regions. Hydrate is important because it is a geo-hazard, has potential as an energy resource, and is a possible contributor to climate change. There are large uncertainties about the global amount of hydrate present, partly because the characterization of hydrate with seismic methods is unreliable. Marine electromagnetic (EM) methods can be used to image the bulk resistivity structure of the subsurface and are able to augment seismic data to provide valuable information about gas hydrate distribution in the marine environment. Marine controlled source electromagnetic (CSEM) sounding data from a pilot survey at Hydrate Ridge, located on the Cascadia subduction zone, show that regions with higher concentrations of hydrate are resistive. The apparent resistivities computed from the CSEM data are consistent for both apparent resistivity pseudosections and two-dimensional regularized inversion results. The 2D inversion results provide evidence of a strong resistor near the seismic bottom simulating reflector (BSR), and geologic structures are imaged to about a kilometer depth. Comparisons with electrical resistivity logging while drilling (LWD) data from Ocean Drilling Program Leg 204 show a general agreement except for one of three sites where the CSEM inversion shows a large resistor at depth as compared to the LWD. An overlay of the CSEM inversion with a collocated seismic line 230 from Trehu et al. (2001) exhibits remarkable similarities with the sedimentary layering, geologic structures, and the seismic BSR. Magnetotelluric (MT) sounding data collected simultaneously during the CSEM survey provide an electrical image of the oceanic crust and mantle (50 km depth) and the folding associated with the accretionary complex (top 2 km depth). In addition, the MT model provides a complementary low-resolution image of the CSEM inversion results. The CSEM data characterize the gas hydrate stability zone and both CSEM and MT map the geologic structures that allow methane to migrate to the gas hydrate stability zone.

Weitemeyer, Karen Andrea

151

Evaporative Cooler  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Explore the concept of evaporative cooling through a hands-on experiment. Use a wet cloth and fan to model an air-conditioner and use temperature and relative humidity sensors to collect data. Then digitally plot the data using graphs in the activity. In an optional extension, make your own modifications to improve the cooler's efficiency.

2012-07-19

152

Evaporating firewalls  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this note, we begin by presenting an argument suggesting that large AdS black holes dual to typical high-energy pure states of a single holographic CFT must have some structure at the horizon, i.e. a fuzzball/firewall, unless the procedure to probe physics behind the horizon is state-dependent. By weakly coupling the CFT to an auxiliary system, such a black hole can be made to evaporate. In a case where the auxiliary system is a second identical CFT, it is possible (for specific initial states) that the system evolves to precisely the thermofield double state as the original black hole evaporates. In this case, the dual geometry should include the "late-time" part of the eternal AdS black hole spacetime which includes smooth spacetime behind the horizon of the original black hole. Thus, if a firewall is present initially, it evaporates. This provides a specific realization of the recent ideas of Maldacena and Susskind that the existence of smooth spacetime behind the horizon of an evaporating black hole can be enabled by maximal entanglement with a Hawking radiation system (in our case the second CFT) rather than prevented by it. For initial states which are not finely-tuned to produce the thermofield double state, the question of whether a late-time infalling observer experiences a firewall translates to a question about the gravity dual of a typical high-energy state of a two-CFT system.

Van Raamsdonk, Mark

2014-11-01

153

Method and apparatus for disposing of water at gas wells  

Microsoft Academic Search

This patent describes a method for disposing of water produced by a gas well assembly, which gas well assembly includes a gas compressor which produces hot exhaust and a muffler for muffling the noise of the exhaust from the gas compressor. It comprises: circulating the water in heat exchange relation with the hot exhaust under conditions permitting the water to

Strahan

1991-01-01

154

Method and apparatus for the cooling of natural gas  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method is claimed for cooling natural gas in a system in which the natural gas contains components other than methane which are separable by dewpoint condensation and the natural gas is available from a source, e.g. a well, at an elevated pressure. In accordance with the present invention, the natural gas is initially expanded in a work-producing expansion turbine

Strass

1982-01-01

155

Vacuum flash evaporated polymer composites  

DOEpatents

A method for fabrication of polymer composite layers in a vacuum is disclosed. More specifically, the method of dissolving salts in a monomer solution, vacuum flash evaporating the solution, condensing the flash evaporated solution as a liquid film, and forming the condensed liquid film into a polymer composite layer on a substrate is disclosed.

Affinito, J.D.; Gross, M.E.

1997-10-28

156

Vacuum flash evaporated polymer composites  

DOEpatents

A method for fabrication of polymer composite layers in a vacuum is disclosed. More specifically, the method of dissolving salts in a monomer solution, vacuum flash evaporating the solution, condensing the flash evaporated solution as a liquid film, and forming the condensed liquid film into a polymer composite layer on a substrate is disclosed.

Affinito, John D. (Kennewick, WA); Gross, Mark E. (Pasco, WA)

1997-01-01

157

Analysis of the climate variability on Lake Nasser evaporation based on the Bowen ratio energy budget method.  

PubMed

Variations in lake evaporation have a significant impact on the energy and water budgets of lakes. Understanding these variations and the role of climate is important for water resources management as well as predicting future changes in lake hydrology as a result of climate change. This study presents a comprehensive, 10-year analysis of seasonal, intraseasonal, and interannual variations in lake evaporation for Lake Nasser in South Egypt. Meteorological and lake temperature measurements were collected from an instrumented platform (Raft floating weather station) at 2 km upstream ofthe Aswan High Dam. In addition to that, radiation measurements at three locations on the lake: Allaqi, Abusembel and Arqeen (respectively at 75, 280 and 350 km upstream of the Aswan High Dam) are used. The data were analyzed over 14-day periods from 1995 to 2004 to provide bi-weekly energy budget estimates of evaporation rate. The mean evaporation rate for lake Nasser over the study period was 5.88 mm day(-1), with a coefficient of variation of 63%. Considerable variability in evaporation rates was found on a wide range of timescales, with seasonal changes having the highest coefficient of variation (32%), followed by the intraseasonal (28%) and interannual timescales (11.6%; for summer means). Intraseasonal changes in evaporation were primarily associated with synoptic weather variations, with high evaporation events tending to occur during incursions of cold, dry air (due, in part, to the thermal lag between air and lake temperatures). Seasonal variations in evaporation were largely driven by temperature and net energy advection, but are out-of-phase with changes in wind speed. On interannual timescales, changes in summer evaporation rates were strongly associated with changes in net energy advection and showed only moderate connections to variations in temperature or humidity. PMID:23424853

Elsawwaf, Mohamed; Willems, Patrick

2012-04-01

158

A new method using evaporation for high-resolution measurements of soil thermal conductivity at changing water contents  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The thermal conductivity of soils is a key parameter to know if their use as heat source or sink is planned. It is required to calculate the efficiency of ground-source heat pump systems in combination with soil heat exchangers. Apart from geothermal energy, soil thermal conductivity is essential to estimate the ampacity for buried power cables. The effective thermal conductivity of saturated and unsaturated soils, as a function of water transport, water vapour transport and heat conduction, mainly depends on the soil water content, its bulk density and texture. The major objectives of this study are (i) to describe the thermal conductivity of soil samples with a non-steady state measurement at changing water contents and for different bulk densities. Based on that it is (ii) tested if available soil thermal conductivity models are able to describe the measured data for the whole range of water contents. The new method allows a continuous measurement of thermal conductivity for soil from full water saturation to air-dryness. Thermal conductivity is measured with a thermal needle probe in predefined time intervals while the change of water content is controlled by evaporation. To relate the measured thermal conductivity to the current volumetric water content, the decrease in weight of the sample, due to evaporation, is logged with a lab scale. Soil texture of the 11 soil substrates tested in this study range between coarse sand and silty clay. To evaluate the impact of the bulk density on heat transport processes, thermal conductivity at 20°C was measured at 1.5g/cm3; 1.7g/cm3 and 1.9g/cm3 for each soil substrate. The results correspond well to literature values used to describe heat transport in soils. Due to the high-resolution and non-destructive measurements, the specific effects of the soil texture and bulk density on thermal conductivity could be proved. Decreasing water contents resulted in a non-linear decline of the thermal conductivity for all samples. Especially for coarse textured soils a rapid decrease of the thermal conductivity was observed, when the volumetric water content drops under a critical level. Higher bulk densities increased the heat transport parameters for soil samples with the same texture. This effect becomes significant at high water saturations. The method used in this study allows easy to use non-steady state measurements of the soil thermal conductivity with a high data resolution and for continuously decreasing water contents. In further studies these measured data will be used to enhance existing pedotransfer functions and models and improve the prediction of soil thermal properties for application-oriented requirements.

Markert, A.; Trinks, S.; Facklam, M.; Wessolek, G.

2012-04-01

159

Streamer Evaporation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Evaporation is the consequence of heating near the top of streamers in ideal Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) models, where the plasma is weakly contained by the magnetic field. Heating causes slow opening of field lines and release of new solar wind. It was discovered in simulations and, due to the absence of loss mechanisms, the ultimate end point is the complete evaporation of the streamer. Of course streamers do not behave in this way because there are losses by thermal conduction and radiation. Physically, heating is also expected to depend on ambient conditions. We use our global MHD model with thermal conduction to examine the effect of changing the heating scale height. We also apply and extend an analytic model of streamers developed by Pneuman (1968) to show that steady streamers are unable to contain plasma for temperatures near the cusp greater than approximately 2 x 10(exp 6) K.

Suess, S. T.; Wang, A.-H.; Wu, S. T.; Nerney, S. F.

1998-01-01

160

Water augmented indirectly-fired gas turbine systems and method  

DOEpatents

An indirectly-fired gas turbine system utilizing water augmentation for increasing the net efficiency and power output of the system is described. Water injected into the compressor discharge stream evaporatively cools the air to provide a higher driving temperature difference across a high temperature air heater which is used to indirectly heat the water-containing air to a turbine inlet temperature of greater than about 1,000.degree. C. By providing a lower air heater hot side outlet temperature, heat rejection in the air heater is reduced to increase the heat recovery in the air heater and thereby increase the overall cycle efficiency.

Bechtel, Thomas F. (Lebanon, PA); Parsons, Jr., Edward J. (Morgantown, WV)

1992-01-01

161

Identification and quantification of (polymeric) hindered-amine light stabilizers in polymers using pyrolysis-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography-ultraviolet absorbance detection-evaporative light scattering detection.  

PubMed

Direct analysis of polymers containing polymeric hindered amine light stabilizers (HALS) by using pyrolysis coupled to GC-MS is applied successfully for fast and straightforward identification of these HALS additives. Each of the HALS additives shows different pyrolysis gas chromatograms containing characteristic pyrolysis products. As a result, HALS additives with very similar chemical structures, e.g. Chimassorb 944 and Chimassorb 2020, can be distinguished. A HPLC method with both ultraviolet (UV) and evaporative light scattering detection (ELSD) is developed to quantify the various HALS additives in extracts of polymers. The critical factor of the HPLC method is the use of a basic amine, like n-hexylamine, as a solvent additive to facilitate the elution of HALS additives. The various HALS additives can be distinguished according to retention time and peak shape and by using different detection methods. The suitability of the developed methods is demonstrated by the analytical performance of the HPLC method and the identification and determination of the actual content of HALS additives in polyolefines using pyrolysis GC-MS and HPLC. The HPLC method can also be used for the determination of the specific migration of HALS additives from food contact materials. PMID:15679160

Coulier, L; Kaal, E R; Tienstra, M; Hankemeier, Th

2005-01-14

162

Efficiency of methods for Karl Fischer determination of water in oils based on oven evaporation and azeotropic distillation.  

PubMed

The efficiency of azeotropic distillation and oven evaporation techniques for trace determination of water in oils has recently been questioned by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), on the basis of measurements of the residual water found after the extraction step. The results were obtained by volumetric Karl Fischer (KF) titration in a medium containing a large excess of chloroform (> or = 65%), a proposed prerequisite to ensure complete release of water from the oil matrix. In this work, the extent of this residual water was studied by means of a direct zero-current potentiometric technique using a KF medium containing more than 80% chloroform, which is well above the concentration recommended by NIST. A procedure is described that makes it possible to correct the results for dilution errors as well as for chemical interference effects caused by the oil matrix. The corrected values were found to be in the range of 0.6-1.5 ppm, which should be compared with the 12-34 ppm (uncorrected values) reported by NIST for the same oils. From this, it is concluded that the volumetric KF method used by NIST gives results that are much too high. PMID:12659179

Larsson, William; Jalbert, Jocelyn; Gilbert, Roland; Cedergren, Anders

2003-03-15

163

System and method for detecting gas  

DOEpatents

A system to detect a presence of a specific gas in a mixture of gaseous byproducts comprising moisture vapor is disclosed. The system includes an electrochemical cell, a transport to deliver the mixture of gaseous byproducts from the electrochemical cell, a gas sensor in fluid communication with the transport, the sensor responsive to a presence of the specific gas to generate a signal corresponding to a concentration of the specific gas, and a membrane to prevent transmission of liquid moisture, the membrane disposed between the transport and the gas sensor.

Chow, Oscar Ken (Simsbury, CT); Moulthrop, Lawrence Clinton (Windsor, CT); Dreier, Ken Wayne (Madison, CT); Miller, Jacob Andrew (Dexter, MI)

2010-03-16

164

Synthesis Methods, Microscopy Characterization and Device Integration of Nanoscale Metal Oxide Semiconductors for Gas Sensing  

PubMed Central

A comparison is made between SnO2, ZnO, and TiO2 single-crystal nanowires and SnO2 polycrystalline nanofibers for gas sensing. Both nanostructures possess a one-dimensional morphology. Different synthesis methods are used to produce these materials: thermal evaporation-condensation (TEC), controlled oxidation, and electrospinning. Advantages and limitations of each technique are listed. Practical issues associated with harvesting, purification, and integration of these materials into sensing devices are detailed. For comparison to the nascent form, these sensing materials are surface coated with Pd and Pt nanoparticles. Gas sensing tests, with respect to H2, are conducted at ambient and elevated temperatures. Comparative normalized responses and time constants for the catalyst and noncatalyst systems provide a basis for identification of the superior metal-oxide nanostructure and catalyst combination. With temperature-dependent data, Arrhenius analyses are made to determine activation energies for the catalyst-assisted systems. PMID:22408484

Vander Wal, Randy L.; Berger, Gordon M.; Kulis, Michael J.; Hunter, Gary W.; Xu, Jennifer C.; Evans, Laura

2009-01-01

165

Method and apparatus for manufacturing gas tags  

DOEpatents

For use in the manufacture of gas tags employed in a gas tagging failure detection system for a nuclear reactor, a plurality of commercial feed gases each having a respective noble gas isotopic composition are blended under computer control to provide various tag gas mixtures having selected isotopic ratios which are optimized for specified defined conditions such as cost. Using a new approach employing a discrete variable structure rather than the known continuous-variable optimization problem, the computer controlled gas tag manufacturing process employs an analytical formalism from condensed matter physics known as stochastic relaxation, which is a special case of simulated annealing, for input feed gas selection. For a tag blending process involving M tag isotopes with N distinct feed gas mixtures commercially available from an enriched gas supplier, the manufacturing process calculates the cost difference between multiple combinations and specifies gas mixtures which approach the optimum defined conditions. The manufacturing process is then used to control tag blending apparatus incorporating tag gas canisters connected by stainless-steel tubing with computer controlled valves, with the canisters automatically filled with metered quantities of the required feed gases.

Gross, Kenny C. (Bolingbrook, IL); Laug, Matthew T. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1996-01-01

166

Method and apparatus for manufacturing gas tags  

DOEpatents

For use in the manufacture of gas tags employed in a gas tagging failure detection system for a nuclear reactor, a plurality of commercial feed gases each having a respective noble gas isotopic composition are blended under computer control to provide various tag gas mixtures having selected isotopic ratios which are optimized for specified defined conditions such as cost. Using a new approach employing a discrete variable structure rather than the known continuous-variable optimization problem, the computer controlled gas tag manufacturing process employs an analytical formalism from condensed matter physics known as stochastic relaxation, which is a special case of simulated annealing, for input feed gas selection. For a tag blending process involving M tag isotopes with N distinct feed gas mixtures commercially available from an enriched gas supplier, the manufacturing process calculates the cost difference between multiple combinations and specifies gas mixtures which approach the optimum defined conditions. The manufacturing process is then used to control tag blending apparatus incorporating tag gas canisters connected by stainless-steel tubing with computer controlled valves, with the canisters automatically filled with metered quantities of the required feed gases. 4 figs.

Gross, K.C.; Laug, M.T.

1996-12-17

167

From solution to gas phase: the implications of intramolecular interactions on the evaporative dynamics of substance p during electrospray ionization.  

PubMed

Substance P (RPKPQQFFGLM-NH2) [M + 3H](3+) ions have been shown to occupy two distinct conformer states, a compact population of conformers that is formed by evaporation of hydrated ions, and an elongated population of conformers that is formed by collisional heating of the compact conformer. Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and amino acid mutations revealed that the compact conformer is stabilized by intramolecular interactions between the localized charge-carrying sites, specifically the N-terminus, R(1), and K(3), with the side chains of glutamine and phenylalanine residues present in the peptide. Here, we employ amino acid mutations and cryogenic ion mobility-mass spectrometry (cryo-IM-MS) in an effort to understand how eliminating specific intramolecular interactions alters ion hydration, as well as the dehydration dynamics of substance P during the final stages of the electrospray process. The results clearly illustrate a direct link between the stabilizing effects of intramolecular self-solvation and the formation of substance P [M + 3H](3+) ions. Most notably, removal of these stabilizing interactions leads to a reduction in the abundances of [M + 3H](3+) ions induced by charge reduction reactions, i.e., loss of H(+)(H2O)n ions to form [M + 2H](2+) ions during the final stages of the electrospray process. PMID:25760225

Servage, Kelly A; Silveira, Joshua A; Fort, Kyle L; Russell, David H

2015-04-01

168

Gas stream cleaning system and method  

DOEpatents

An oil mist and solid particle laden gas from an oil shale retorting operation is initially treated with a temperature controlled oil spray and then by a coalescer to reduce the quantity of oil mist and remove most of the solid particle content of the gas stream and then finally treated by an electrostatic precipitator to essentially remove the oil mist remaining in the gas.

Kunchal, S. Kumar (300 Enterprise Bldg., Grand Junction, CO 81501); Erck, Louis J. (Anvil Points, Rifle, CO 81650); Harris, Harry A. (No. 25 Anvil Points, Rifle, CO 81650)

1979-04-13

169

Control method for mixed refrigerant based natural gas liquefier  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a natural gas liquefaction system having a refrigerant storage circuit, a refrigerant circulation circuit in fluid communication with the refrigerant storage circuit, and a natural gas liquefaction circuit in thermal communication with the refrigerant circulation circuit, a method for liquefaction of natural gas in which pressure in the refrigerant circulation circuit is adjusted to below about 175 psig by

Kenneth J. Kountz; Patrick M. Bishop

2003-01-01

170

A method of evaluation of gas gain in proportional counters  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A method of evaluation of gas amplification in proportional counters, independently of gas gain measurements, is presented. The approach, particularly useful for high regions of the reduced electric field, (S=E/P), involves the fit of an analytic expression to all the S regions of the Townsend first ionization coefficient, (?/P), experimental data. This approach is also useful for the estimation of gas gain for established gas mixtures but of nonstandard proportions such as Ar/Xe/CO2. The constants obtained in the process were used to evaluate the fundamental gas gain equation. An appropriate formula was then found to fit the resulting data. A component of the method is the generation of (?/P) data for gas mixtures. Comparison of this work with various gas amplification models in the literature was effected. Physical phenomena which may be responsible for differences between calculated and experimental gas gain are discussed.

Akande, Wole

1992-10-01

171

Preparation and physicochemical characteristics of polylactide microspheres of emamectin benzoate by modified solvent evaporation/extraction method.  

PubMed

Emamectin benzoate is highly effective against insect pests and widely used in the world. However, its biological activity is limited because of high resistance of target insects and rapid degradation speed in fields. Preparation and physicochemical characterization of degradable microcapsules of emamectin benzoate were studied by modified solvent evaporation/extraction method using polylactide (PLA) as wall material. The influence of different compositions of the solvent in internal organic phase and external aqueous phase on diameter, span, pesticide loading, and entrapment rate of the microspheres was investigated. The results indicated that the process of solvent extraction and the formation of the microcapsules would be accelerated by adding water-miscible organic solvents such as ethyl ether, acetone, ethyl acetate, or n-butanol into internal organic phase and external aqueous phase. Accelerated formation of the microcapsules would result in entrapment rates of emamectin benzoate increased to as high as 97%. In addition, by adding ethanol into the external aqueous phase, diameters would reduce to 6.28 ?m, whereas the loading efficiency of emamectin benzoate did not increase. The PLA microspheres prepared under optimum conditions were smoother and more spherical. The degradation rate in PLA microspheres of emamectin benzoate on the 10th day was 4.29 ± 0.74%, whereas the degradation rates of emamectin benzoate in methanol solution and solid technical material were 46.3 ± 2.11 and 22.7 ± 1.51%, respectively. The PLA skeleton had combined with emamectin benzoate in an amorphous or molecular state by using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) determination. The results indicated that PLA microspheres of emamectin benzoate with high entrapment rate, loading efficiency, and physicochemical characteristics could be obtained by adding water-miscible organic solvents into the internal organic phase and external aqueous phase. PMID:24283703

Zhang, Shao Fei; Chen, Peng Hao; Zhang, Fei; Yang, Yan Fang; Liu, De Kun; Wu, Gang

2013-12-18

172

A numerical method for integrating the kinetic equations of droplet spectra evolution by condensation/evaporation and by coalescence/breakup processes  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An extension of the method of moments is developed for the numerical integration of the kinetic equations of droplet spectra evolution by condensation/evaporation and by coalescence/breakup processes. The number density function n sub k (x,t) in each separate droplet packet between droplet mass grid points (x sub k, x sub k+1) is represented by an expansion in orthogonal polynomials with a given weighting function. In this way droplet number concentrations, liquid water contents and other moments in each droplet packet are conserved and the problem of solving the kinetic equations is replaced by one of solving a set of coupled differential equations for the number density function moments. The method is tested against analytic solutions of the corresponding kinetic equations. Numerical results are obtained for different coalescence/breakup and condensation/evaporation kernels and for different initial droplet spectra. Also droplet mass grid intervals, weighting functions, and time steps are varied.

Emukashvily, I. M.

1982-01-01

173

Streamer Evaporation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Evaporation is the consequence of slow plasma heating near the tops of streamers where the plasma is only weakly contained by the magnetic field. The form it takes is the slow opening of field lines at the top of the streamer and transient formation of new solar wind. It was discovered in polytropic model calculations, where due to the absence of other energy loss mechanisms in magnetostatic streamers, its ultimate endpoint is the complete evaporation of the streamer. This takes, for plausible heating rates, weeks to months in these models. Of course streamers do not behave this way, for more than one reason. One is that there are losses due to thermal conduction to the base of the streamer and radiation from the transition region. Another is that streamer heating must have a characteristic time constant and depend on the ambient physical conditions. We use our global Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) model with thermal conduction to examine a few examples of the effect of changing the heating scale height and of making ad hoc choices for how the heating depends on ambient conditions. At the same time, we apply and extend the analytic model of streamers, which showed that streamers will be unable to contain plasma for temperatures near the cusp greater than about 2xl0(exp 6) K. Slow solar wind is observed to come from streamers through transient releases. A scenario for this that is consistent with the above physical process is that heating increases the near-cusp temperature until field lines there are forced open. The subsequent evacuation of the flux tubes by the newly forming slow wind decreases the temperature and heating until the flux tubes are able to reclose. Then, over a longer time scale, heating begins to again refill the flux tubes with plasma and increase the temperature until the cycle repeats itself. The calculations we report here are first steps towards quantitative evaluation of this scenario.

Suess, Steven T.; Wang, A. H.; Wu, Shi T.; Nerney, S.

1998-01-01

174

Effects of templating surfactant concentrations on the mesostructure of ordered mesoporous anatase TiO 2 by an evaporation-induced self-assembly method  

Microsoft Academic Search

We prepared ordered hexagonal mesoporous TiO2 by an evaporation-induced self-assembly (EISA) method using Pluronic P123 and tetrabutyl orthotitanate (Ti(OBun)4, TBOT) as the templating agent and the titanium source, respectively. The main purpose of this study was to elucidate the effects of surfactant concentrations on the pore arrangement, pore size, specific surface area and structure of mesoporous TiO2 by the EISA

I-Ming Hung; Yih Wang; Cheng-Fa Huang; Yu-Shen Fan; Yi-Jhen Han; Hao-Wei Peng

2010-01-01

175

The dependence of bulk evaporation coefficients on air-water interfacial conditions as determined by the isotopic method  

Microsoft Academic Search

The analysis of the natural distribution of deuterium and oxygen 18 in moisture inside the turbulent boundary layer developed above a water surface makes possible the investigation of the mechanism of evaporation. The distribution of isotopes in water vapor allows the calculation of the relative contributions of molecular and turbulent transfer to the total mass transport (Merlivat and Coantic, 1975).

Liliane Merlivat

1978-01-01

176

SEWAGE DISPOSAL BY EVAPORATION-TRANSPIRATION  

EPA Science Inventory

One of the methods for on-site disposal of wastewater from individual homes is by evaporation. Two types of evaporative disposal systems have been investigated in this study; evapo-transpiration (ET) beds and mechanical evaporation units. Twenty nine test lysimeters of 0.22 cubic...

177

DWPF RECYCLE EVAPORATOR FLOWSHEET EVALUATION (U)  

SciTech Connect

The Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) converts the high level waste slurries stored at the Savannah River Site into borosilicate glass for long-term storage. The vitrification process results in the generation of approximately five gallons of dilute recycle streams for each gallon of waste slurry vitrified. This dilute recycle stream is currently transferred to the H-area Tank Farm and amounts to approximately 1,400,000 gallons of effluent per year. Process changes to incorporate salt waste could increase the amount of effluent to approximately 2,900,000 gallons per year. The recycle consists of two major streams and four smaller streams. The first major recycle stream is condensate from the Chemical Process Cell (CPC), and is collected in the Slurry Mix Evaporator Condensate Tank (SMECT). The second major recycle stream is the melter offgas which is collected in the Off Gas Condensate Tank (OGCT). The four smaller streams are the sample flushes, sump flushes, decon solution, and High Efficiency Mist Eliminator (HEME) dissolution solution. These streams are collected in the Decontamination Waste Treatment Tank (DWTT) or the Recycle Collection Tank (RCT). All recycle streams are currently combined in the RCT and treated with sodium nitrite and sodium hydroxide prior to transfer to the tank farm. Tank Farm space limitations and previous outages in the 2H Evaporator system due to deposition of sodium alumino-silicates have led to evaluation of alternative methods of dealing with the DWPF recycle. One option identified for processing the recycle was a dedicated evaporator to concentrate the recycle stream to allow the solids to be recycled to the DWPF Sludge Receipt and Adjustment Tank (SRAT) and the condensate from this evaporation process to be sent and treated in the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP). In order to meet process objectives, the recycle stream must be concentrated to 1/30th of the feed volume during the evaporation process. The concentrated stream must be pumpable to the DWPF SRAT vessel and should not precipitate solids to avoid fouling the evaporator vessel and heat transfer coils. The evaporation process must not generate excessive foam and must have a high Decontamination Factor (DF) for many species in the evaporator feed to allow the condensate to be transferred to the ETP. An initial scoping study was completed in 2001 to evaluate the feasibility of the evaporator which concluded that the concentration objectives could be met. This initial study was based on initial estimates of recycle concentration and was based solely on OLI modeling of the evaporation process. The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has completed additional studies using simulated recycle streams and OLI{reg_sign} simulations. Based on this work, the proposed flowsheet for the recycle evaporator was evaluated for feasibility, evaporator design considerations, and impact on the DWPF process. This work was in accordance with guidance from DWPF-E and was performed in accordance with the Technical Task and Quality Assurance Plan.

Stone, M

2005-04-30

178

Flue gas desulfurization method and apparatus  

DOEpatents

A combined furnace limestone injection and dry scrubber flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system collects solids from the flue gas stream in first particulate collection device located downstream of an outlet of a convection pass of the furnace and upstream of the dry scrubber. The collected solids are diverted to the dry scrubber feed slurry preparation system to increase sulfur oxide species removal efficiency and sorbent utilization. The level of lime in the feed slurry provided to the dry scrubber is thus increased, which enhances removal of sulfur oxide species in the dry scrubber. The decreased particulate loading to the dry scrubber helps maintain a desired degree of free moisture in the flue gas stream entering the dry scrubber, which enhances sulfur oxide species removal both in the dry scrubber and downstream particulate collector, normally a baghouse.

Madden, Deborah A. (Canfield, OH); Farthing, George A. (Washington Township, Stark County, OH)

1998-08-18

179

Flue gas desulfurization method and apparatus  

DOEpatents

A combined furnace limestone injection and dry scrubber flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system collects solids from the flue gas stream in first particulate collection device located downstream of an outlet of a convection pass of the furnace and upstream of the dry scrubber. The collected solids are diverted to the dry scrubber feed slurry preparation system to increase sulfur oxide species removal efficiency and sorbent utilization. The level of lime in the feed slurry provided to the dry scrubber is thus increased, which enhances removal of sulfur oxide species in the dry scrubber. The decreased particulate loading to the dry scrubber helps maintain a desired degree of free moisture in the flue gas stream entering the dry scrubber, which enhances sulfur oxide species removal both in the dry scrubber and downstream particulate collector, normally a baghouse.

Madden, Deborah A. (Canfield, OH); Farthing, George A. (Washington Township, OH)

1998-09-29

180

Flue gas desulfurization method and apparatus  

DOEpatents

A combined furnace limestone injection and dry scrubber flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system collects solids from the flue gas stream in first particulate collection device located downstream of an outlet of a convection pass of the furnace and upstream of the dry scrubber. The collected solids are diverted to the dry scrubber feed slurry preparation system to increase sulfur oxide species removal efficiency and sorbent utilization. The level of lime in the feed slurry provided to the dry scrubber is thus increased, which enhances removal of sulfur oxide species in the dry scrubber. The decreased particulate loading to the dry scrubber helps maintain a desired degree of free moisture in the flue gas stream entering the dry scrubber, which enhances sulfur oxide species removal both in the dry scrubber and downstream particulate collector, normally a baghouse. 5 figs.

Madden, D.A.; Farthing, G.A.

1998-08-18

181

Flue gas desulfurization method and apparatus  

DOEpatents

A combined furnace limestone injection and dry scrubber flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system collects solids from the flue gas stream in first particulate collection device located downstream of an outlet of a convection pass of the furnace and upstream of the dry scrubber. The collected solids are diverted to the dry scrubber feed slurry preparation system to increase sulfur oxide species removal efficiency and sorbent utilization. The level of lime in the feed slurry provided to the dry scrubber is thus increased, which enhances removal of sulfur oxide species in the dry scrubber. The decreased particulate loading to the dry scrubber helps maintain a desired degree of free moisture in the flue gas stream entering the dry scrubber, which enhances sulfur oxide species removal both in the dry scrubber and downstream particulate collector, normally a baghouse. 5 figs.

Madden, D.A.; Farthing, G.A.

1998-09-29

182

Evaporation Rate on Tungsten  

E-print Network

Cesium Evaporation Rate on Tungsten Photocathodes Ameerah Jabr-Hamdan Introduction Motivation Research Objective Experiments Results Conclusions Cesium Evaporation Rate on Tungsten Photocathodes supported by IREAP, with funding from NSF and ONR #12;Cesium Evaporation Rate on Tungsten Photocathodes

Anlage, Steven

183

Optical and electronic properties of transparent conducting ZnO and ZnO:Al films prepared by evaporating method  

Microsoft Academic Search

Undoped and Aluminium-doped Zinc oxide films have been prepared by thermal evaporation of zinc acetate (Zn(CH3COO)2·2H2O] and aluminium chloride (AlCl3) onto a heated glass substrate. The structural, optical and electrical properties of the films have been studied. The effects of heat treatment for the as-deposited films in air and vacuum are investigated. Over 80% transmittance films with conductivity as low

M. Jin; Ji Feng; Zhang De-heng; Ma Hong-lei; Li Shu-ying

1999-01-01

184

Method for nonlinear optimization for gas tagging and other systems  

DOEpatents

A method and system for providing nuclear fuel rods with a configuration of isotopic gas tags. The method includes selecting a true location of a first gas tag node, selecting initial locations for the remaining n-1 nodes using target gas tag compositions, generating a set of random gene pools with L nodes, applying a Hopfield network for computing on energy, or cost, for each of the L gene pools and using selected constraints to establish minimum energy states to identify optimal gas tag nodes with each energy compared to a convergence threshold and then upon identifying the gas tag node continuing this procedure until establishing the next gas tag node until all remaining n nodes have been established.

Chen, Ting (Chicago, IL); Gross, Kenny C. (Bolingbrook, IL); Wegerich, Stephan (Glendale Heights, IL)

1998-01-01

185

Method for nonlinear optimization for gas tagging and other systems  

DOEpatents

A method and system are disclosed for providing nuclear fuel rods with a configuration of isotopic gas tags. The method includes selecting a true location of a first gas tag node, selecting initial locations for the remaining n-1 nodes using target gas tag compositions, generating a set of random gene pools with L nodes, applying a Hopfield network for computing on energy, or cost, for each of the L gene pools and using selected constraints to establish minimum energy states to identify optimal gas tag nodes with each energy compared to a convergence threshold and then upon identifying the gas tag node continuing this procedure until establishing the next gas tag node until all remaining n nodes have been established. 6 figs.

Chen, T.; Gross, K.C.; Wegerich, S.

1998-01-06

186

Method and apparatus for recovering a gas from a gas hydrate located on the ocean floor  

DOEpatents

A method and apparatus for recovering a gas from a gas hydrate on the ocean floor includes a flexible cover, a plurality of steerable base members secured to the cover, and a steerable mining module. A suitable source for inflating the cover over the gas hydrate deposit is provided. The mining module, positioned on the gas hydrate deposit, is preferably connected to the cover by a control cable. A gas retrieval conduit or hose extends upwardly from the cover to be connected to a support ship on the ocean surface.

Wyatt, Douglas E. (Aiken, SC)

2001-01-01

187

Effects of fuel evaporation on the octane number of methanol-gasoline blended fuels  

SciTech Connect

A procedure is described to estimate the influence of end-gas temperature on Octane Number. Blending methanol with gasoline is known to cause a disproportionate increase in Research Octane Number, and this is found to correlate well with the evaporative cooling characteristics of these blends. The Motor Octane Number test eliminates evaporative effects, and the difference between the two test methods is evaluated in terms of evaporative cooling. It is concluded that the high heat of vaporization of methanol is largely responsible for the excellent RON performance of methanol-gasoline blended fuels. 17 refs., 11 refs., 2 tabs.

Moran, D.P. [Univ. of Capetown (South Africa)

1994-10-01

188

System and method for producing substitute natural gas from coal  

DOEpatents

The present invention provides a system and method for producing substitute natural gas and electricity, while mitigating production of any greenhouse gasses. The system includes a hydrogasification reactor, to form a gas stream including natural gas and a char stream, and an oxygen burner to combust the char material to form carbon oxides. The system also includes an algae farm to convert the carbon oxides to hydrocarbon material and oxygen.

Hobbs, Raymond (Avondale, AZ)

2012-08-07

189

Endwall Treatment and Method for Gas Turbine  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An endwall treatment for a gas turbine engine having at least one rotor blade extending from a rotatable hub and a casing circumferentially surrounding the rotor and the hub, the endwall treatment including, an inlet formed in an endwall of the gas turbine engine adapted to ingest fluid from a region of a higher-pressure fluid, an outlet formed in the endwall and located in a region of lower pressure than the inlet, wherein the inlet and the outlet are in a fluid communication with each other, the outlet being adapted to inject the fluid from the inlet in the region of lower pressure, and wherein the outlet is at least partially circumferentially offset relative to the inlet.

Hathaway, Michael D. (Inventor); Strazisar, Anthony J. (Inventor); Suder, Kenneth L. (Inventor)

2006-01-01

190

A method of evaluation of gas gain in proportional counters  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method of evaluation of gas amplification in proportional counters, independently of gas gain measurements, is presented. The approach, particularly useful for high regions of the reduced electric field, (S=E\\/P), involves the fit of an analytic expression to all the S regions of the Townsend first ionization coefficient, (?\\/P), experimental data. This approach is also useful for the estimation of

Wole Akande

1992-01-01

191

Method of separating isotopes from a gas mixture  

Microsoft Academic Search

The invention relates to a method of separating isotopes from a gas mixture, of once ionized uranium the isotopes being separated by the combined effect of photon irradiation by laser light followed by penning ionization of ions selectively excited by the laser light. According to the invention a gas of once ionized uranium isotopes is irradiated with laser light made

J. Chatelet; M. Clerc; A. Coste; P. Rigny

1983-01-01

192

Method of introducing additive into a reaction gas flow  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method of continuously introducing additive, which is conveyed by gaseous and\\/or liquid carriers, into a turbulent reaction gas flow in the combustion chamber of a steam generator having dry ash withdrawal for selective removal, in a dry manner, of environmentally harmful gaseous noxious materials, such as sulfur, chlorine, and chlorine compounds, which are contained in a hot reaction gas

S. Michelfelder; M. Y. Chughtai

1984-01-01

193

A micropillar array for sample concentration via in-plane evaporation.  

PubMed

We present a method to perform sample concentration within a lab-on-a-chip using a microfluidic structure which controls the liquid-gas interface through a micropillar array fabricated in polydimethylsiloxane between microfluidic channels. The microstructure confines the liquid flow and a thermal gradient is used to drive evaporation at the liquid-gas-interface. The evaporation occurs in-plane to the microfluidic device, allowing for precise control of the ambient environment. This method is demonstrated with a sample containing 1??m, 100?nm fluorescent beads and SYTO-9 labelled Escherichia coli bacteria. Over 100 s, the fluorescent beads and bacteria are concentrated by a factor of 10. PMID:25379093

Choi, Jae-Woo; Hosseini Hashemi, Seyyed Mohammad; Erickson, David; Psaltis, Demetri

2014-07-01

194

Method and apparatus for disposing of water at gas wells  

SciTech Connect

This patent describes a method for disposing of water produced by a gas well assembly, which gas well assembly includes a gas compressor which produces hot exhaust and a muffler for muffling the noise of the exhaust from the gas compressor. It comprises: circulating the water in heat exchange relation with the hot exhaust under conditions permitting the water to vaporize, wherein such circulation is carried out in a vessel through which a conduit carrying the hot exhaust is submerged; venting steam produced by such circulation; and feeding a stream of hot exhaust from the muffler through the vessel for promoting the venting of steam from the vessel.

Strahan, R.L.

1991-02-26

195

Method and apparatus for off-gas composition sensing  

DOEpatents

An apparatus and method for non-intrusive collection of off-gas data in a steelmaking furnace includes structure and steps for transmitting a laser beam through the off-gas produced by a steelmaking furnace, for controlling the transmitting to repeatedly scan the laser beam through a plurality of wavelengths in its tuning range, and for detecting the laser beam transmitted through the off-gas and converting the detected laser beam to an electrical signal. The electrical signal is processed to determine characteristics of the off-gas that are used to analyze and/or control the steelmaking process.

Ottesen, David Keith (Livermore, CA); Allendorf, Sarah Williams (Fremont, CA); Hubbard, Gary Lee (Richmond, CA); Rosenberg, David Ezechiel (Columbia, MD)

1999-01-01

196

Micelles self-assembled from poly(ethylene oxide)- block-poly( N-hexyl stearate l-aspartamide) by a solvent evaporation method: effect on the solubilization and haemolytic activity of amphotericin B  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of this study was to assess a solvent evaporation method for the encapsulation of amphotericin B (AmB) in poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(N-hexyl stearate l-aspartamide) (PEO-b-PHSA) micelles. By the solvent evaporation method, PEO-b-PHSA self-assembled into small spherical micelles with a high AmB content based on transmission electron microscopy, size exclusion chromatography and absorption spectroscopy. The encapsulation of AmB was slightly better

Afsaneh Lavasanifar; John Samuel; Glen S Kwon

2001-01-01

197

An investigation of longwall gob gas behavior and control methods  

SciTech Connect

The National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has initiated the use of a tracer gas in field studies to characterize geologic and mining factors influencing the migration of longwall gob gas. Three studies have been conducted using sulfur hexafluoride (SF{sub 6}) at a coal mine in the Northern Appalachian Basin operating in the Pittsburgh Coalbed. Eight underground tracer gas releases and one gob gas venthole release are summarized. The results indicate that the gas flow in the bleeder network and in the interior regions of longwall panel gobs do not strongly interact and that the negative pressure provided by gob gas venthole exhausters is very significant in maintaining this behavior. The data also show that ventilation practices employed in a large multi-panel gob area are functioning in accordance with the intent of the engineering design, a fact which would be difficult to evaluate using conventional mine ventilation measurement methods.

Schatzel, S.J.; Diamond, W.P.; Garcia, F.; LaScola, J.C.; McCall, F.E.; Jeran, P.W.; Mucho, T.P.

1999-07-01

198

Method for making hydrogen rich gas from hydrocarbon fuel  

DOEpatents

A method of forming a hydrogen rich gas from a source of hydrocarbon fuel in which the hydrocarbon fuel contacts a two-part catalyst comprising a dehydrogenation portion and an oxide-ion conducting portion at a temperature not less than about 400 C for a time sufficient to generate the hydrogen rich gas while maintaining CO content less than about 5 volume percent. There is also disclosed a method of forming partially oxidized hydrocarbons from ethanes in which ethane gas contacts a two-part catalyst comprising a dehydrogenation portion and an oxide-ion conducting portion for a time and at a temperature sufficient to form an oxide. 4 figs.

Krumpelt, M.; Ahmed, S.; Kumar, R.; Doshi, R.

1999-07-27

199

Method for making hydrogen rich gas from hydrocarbon fuel  

DOEpatents

A method of forming a hydrogen rich gas from a source of hydrocarbon fuel in which the hydrocarbon fuel contacts a two-part catalyst comprising a dehydrogenation portion and an oxide-ion conducting portion at a temperature not less than about 400.degree. C. for a time sufficient to generate the hydrogen rich gas while maintaining CO content less than about 5 volume percent. There is also disclosed a method of forming partially oxidized hydrocarbons from ethanes in which ethane gas contacts a two-part catalyst comprising a dehydrogenation portion and an oxide-ion conducting portion for a time and at a temperature sufficient to form an oxide.

Krumpelt, Michael (Naperville, IL); Ahmed, Shabbir (Bolingbrook, IL); Kumar, Romesh (Naperville, IL); Doshi, Rajiv (Downers Grove, IL)

1999-01-01

200

Observed and modeled multi-year evaporation from three field-scale experiments using water balance and Penman-Monteith methods: Profound effect of material type and wind exposure  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Three instrumented experimental waste-rock piles at the Cu-Zn-Mo Antamina Mine in Peru are composed of distinct types of waste rock but are otherwise almost identical in size and geometry and experience the same atmospheric conditions with the exception of wind exposure. Evaporation from the piles was calculated using the water balance method over three- and four-year periods to determine the effect of material type and meteorological variability on evaporation. Annual changes in water storage were low or negligible except as a result of unusually high annual precipitation. Observed evaporation was high (44% - 75% of precipitation) and was extremely variable annually in the coarsest-grained waste-rock pile 1, most likely as a result of greater wind exposure and air circulation in that pile. Observed evaporation was moderate (36% - 48% of precipitation) with moderate annual variability in the finer-grained, relatively homogeneous waste-rock pile 2. Observed evaporation was low (24% - 32% of precipitation) with low annual variability in the finer-grained, relatively heterogeneous waste-rock pile 3, most likely as a result of low air circulation coupled with complex flow regimes that include high-velocity preferential flow paths. Slightly higher evaporation was observed on the slopes than on the crowns of Pile 2, while much lower evaporation was observed on the slopes than on the crowns of Piles 1 and 3. Evidence suggests that Piles 1 and 3 slope water-balance evaporation estimates are skewed by non-vertical flow and that, in general, evaporation is higher on the slopes than on the crowns of the piles. Evaporation was also estimated using the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations modified Penman-Monteith method (FAO-PM; Allen et al., 1998) using base-case laboratory- and software- derived parameters. The base-case method underestimated observed evaporation calculated by the water balance method for Pile 1, overestimated observed evaporation for Pile 2, and greatly overestimated observed evaporation for Pile 3. The depth of the soil layer which is susceptible to evaporation, Ze, was calibrated from the base-case value of Ze= 0.10 m to values of Ze= 0.27 m (Pile 1), Ze= 0.05 m (Pile 2), and Ze= 0.02 m (Pile 3) to provide a good fit with observed evaporation. It is hypothesized that the Pile 3 calibration of Ze = 0.02 m is less physically realistic than accounting for preferential flow directly. A possible approach would be to modify the FAO-PM formulation by including a coefficient of preferential flow, KPF, on days that exceed a specified threshold daily precipitation, Pi,TH. The results highlight the profound effect of material type on evaporation from waste rock. Fine-grained, relatively homogeneous materials tend to follow traditional evaporation patterns both on the crowns and slopes of waste rock piles. Coarser-grained and more heterogeneous waste rock can have higher or lower evaporation than expected.

Peterson, H. E.; Fretz, N.; Bay, D.; Mayer, K. U.; Smith, L.; Beckie, R. D.

2013-12-01

201

A Component Prediction Method for Flue Gas of Natural Gas Combustion Based on Nonlinear Partial Least Squares Method  

PubMed Central

Quantitative analysis for the flue gas of natural gas-fired generator is significant for energy conservation and emission reduction. The traditional partial least squares method may not deal with the nonlinear problems effectively. In the paper, a nonlinear partial least squares method with extended input based on radial basis function neural network (RBFNN) is used for components prediction of flue gas. For the proposed method, the original independent input matrix is the input of RBFNN and the outputs of hidden layer nodes of RBFNN are the extension term of the original independent input matrix. Then, the partial least squares regression is performed on the extended input matrix and the output matrix to establish the components prediction model of flue gas. A near-infrared spectral dataset of flue gas of natural gas combustion is used for estimating the effectiveness of the proposed method compared with PLS. The experiments results show that the root-mean-square errors of prediction values of the proposed method for methane, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide are, respectively, reduced by 4.74%, 21.76%, and 5.32% compared to those of PLS. Hence, the proposed method has higher predictive capabilities and better robustness. PMID:24772020

Cao, Hui; Yan, Xingyu; Li, Yaojiang; Wang, Yanxia; Zhou, Yan; Yang, Sanchun

2014-01-01

202

Portable brine evaporator unit, process, and system  

DOEpatents

The present invention discloses a comprehensive, efficient, and cost effective portable evaporator unit, method, and system for the treatment of brine. The evaporator unit, method, and system require a pretreatment process that removes heavy metals, crude oil, and other contaminates in preparation for the evaporator unit. The pretreatment and the evaporator unit, method, and system process metals and brine at the site where they are generated (the well site). Thus, saving significant money to producers who can avoid present and future increases in transportation costs.

Hart, Paul John (Indiana, PA); Miller, Bruce G. (State College, PA); Wincek, Ronald T. (State College, PA); Decker, Glenn E. (Bellefonte, PA); Johnson, David K. (Port Matilda, PA)

2009-04-07

203

Method of gas purification and system therefor  

DOEpatents

A method and device are disclosed for conducting gettering. The gettering is conducted with one of an LiB, LiSi or LiAl system. Preferably the LiB system is of the formula Li/sub x/B/sub 1-x/ wherein 0 < x < 1 with gettering conducted at room or slightly elevated temperature of about 100 to 200/sup 0/C.

Szwarc, R.

1983-12-29

204

Method of gas purification and system therefor  

DOEpatents

A method and device for conducting gettering. The gettering is conducted with one of an LiB, LiSi or LiAl system. Preferably the LiB system is of the formula Li.sub.x B.sub.1-x wherein 0

Szwarc, Raphael (Largo, FL)

1985-04-23

205

IMPLEMENTATION OF STOCHASTIC METHODS FOR INDUSTRIAL GAS TURBINE FAULT DIAGNOSIS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Implementation of stochastic diagnostic methods for diagnosis of sensor or component faults is presented. Two industrial gas turbines are considered as test cases, one twin and one single shaft arrangement. Methods based on Probabilistic Neural Networks (PNN) and Bayesian Belief Networks (BBN), are implemented. The ability for successful diagnosis is demonstrated on specific cases of sensor malfunctions, as well as

C. Romessis; K. Mathioudakis

2005-01-01

206

A Method of Concentrating Ripened Cheese Volatiles for Gas Chromatography  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method has been developed for concentrating the volatile organic compounds in ripened cheese for gas chromatographic analysis. The method consists of a rapid, room temperature churning of a cheese slurry and centrifugation of the resulting heated butter. The dry aromatic oil which is obtained is subjected to high vacuum distillation and the distillates are fractionated. With fully mature Blue

E. Scarpellino; F. V. Kosikowski

1961-01-01

207

EVALUATION OF STATIONARY SOURCE PARTICULATE MEASUREMENT METHODS. VOLUME III. GAS TEMPERATURE CONTROL DURING METHOD 5 SAMPLING  

EPA Science Inventory

A study was conducted to measure changes in gas temperature along the length of a Method 5 sampling train due to variations in stack gas temperature, sampling rate, filter box temperature and method for controlling the probe heating element. For each run condition, temperatures w...

208

Exhaust gas recirculation method for internal combustion engines  

SciTech Connect

This patent describes a method of controlling exhaust gas recirculation in an internal combustion engine having an exhaust passage, an intake passage, an exhaust gas recirculating passage communicating the exhaust passage with the intake passage, and exhaust gas recirculating valve; and a transmission having a shift lever. The valve opening of the exhaust gas recirculating valve is controlled in response to operating conditions of the engine so as to regulate the amount of exhaust gas recirculation to values appropriate to the operating conditions of the engine. The method comprising the steps of (1) determining whether or not the engine is in at least one of a predetermined accelerating condition and a predetermined decelerating condition; (2) varying the valve opening of the exhaust gas recirculating valve by a predetermined value when the engine is determined to be in at least one of the predetermined accelerating condition and the predetermined decelerating condition; (3) detecting a position of the shift lever of the transmission; and (4) correcting the predetermined value in accordance with the detected position of the shift lever so as to increase the valve opening of the exhaust gas recirculating valve as the shift lever of the transmission is set to a higher speed position.

Kawanabe, T.; Kimura, K.; Asakura, M.; Shiina, T.

1988-07-19

209

Reservoir evaporation in central Colorado  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Evaporation losses from seven reservoirs operated by the Denver Water Department in central Colorado were determined during various periods from 1974 to 1980. The reservoirs studies were Ralston, Cheesman, Antero, Williams Fork, Elevenmile Canyon, Dillon, and Gross. Energy-budget and mass-transfer methods were used to determine evaporation. Class-A pan data also were collected at each reservoir. The energy-budget method was the most accurate of the methods used to determine evaporation. At Ralston, Cheesman, Antero, and Williams Fork Reservoirs the energy-budget method was used to calibrate the mass-transfer coefficients. Calibrated coefficients already were available for Elevenmile Canyon, Dillon, and Gross Reservoirs. Using the calibrated coefficients, long-term mass-transfer evaporation rates were determined. Annual evaporation values were not determined because the instrumentation was not operated for the entire open-water season. Class-A pan data were used to determine pan coefficients for each season at each reservoir. The coefficients varied from season to season and between reservoirs, and the seasonal values ranged from 0.29 to 1.05. (USGS)

Spahr, N.E.; Ruddy, B.C.

1983-01-01

210

Direct simulation methods for compressible inviscid ideal-gas flow  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two novel schemes are proposed for the calculation of compressible flow of an ideal fluid. One method is the equilibrium analog of the well-known discrete-particle direct simulation Monte Carlo method for the treatment of nonequilibrium ideal-gas flows. The second follows from an analytical treatment of the model inertial-transport mechanisms inherent in the first scheme. Accounts of the methods are presented

D. I. Pullin

1980-01-01

211

Hollow polymeric (PLGA) nano capsules synthesized using solvent emulsion evaporation method for enhanced drug encapsulation and release efficiency  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nano-hollow polymer shells, especially those polymers which are FDA approved, have captured the attention of many researchers and scientists in the field of pharmaceutical and medical therapeutics. In the field of controlled drug/gene release, nano-capsules in colloidal solutions, i.e. particles with hollow piths, play an important role in cargo encapsulation. These nanoparticles are synthesized using a variety of procedures such as emulsion polymerization, phase separation, crosslinking of micelles, inner core etching and self-assembly. Our work proposes a novel route to prepare hollow PLGA (poly (lactic-co-glycolic) acid) nanoparticles (HNPs), which showed increased drug-encapsulation and release efficiency. The simple emulsion solvent evaporation technique was adopted to synthesize nano-hollow shells of FDA approved polymer PLGA using only one organic phase. The hollow characteristics of nanoparticles were studied using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and confocal microscopy analysis. The particle size was analyzed by dynamic light scattering (DLS). Nanoparticles drug loading, encapsulation and release efficiency in vitro were assessed by ultraviolet spectroscopy. The developed nanoparticles were hollow and spherical in shape and approximately 80 nm in size. The drug encapsulation efficiency is 99.4% and the drug was released in a controllable manner during in vitro analysis.

Raichur, Archana; Nakajima, Yoshikata; Nagaoka, Yutaka; Maekawa, Toru; Sakthi Kumar, D.

2014-12-01

212

Method for eliminating gas blocking in electrokinetic pumping systems  

DOEpatents

A method for eliminating gas bubble blockage of current flow during operation of an electrokinetic pump. By making use of the ability to modify the surface charge on the porous dielectric medium used in electrokinetic pumps, it becomes possible to place electrodes away from the pressurized region of the electrokinetic pump. While gas is still generated at the electrodes they are situated such that the generated gas can escape into a larger buffer reservoir and not into the high pressure region of the pump where the gas bubbles can interrupt current flow. Various combinations of porous dielectric materials and ionic conductors can be used to create pumps that have desirable electrical, material handling, and flow attributes.

Arnold, Don W. (Livermore, CA); Paul, Phillip H. (Livermore, CA); Schoeniger, Joseph S. (Oakland, CA)

2001-09-11

213

Synthesis Methods, Microscopy Characterization and Device Integration of Nanoscale Metal Oxide Semiconductors for Gas Sensing in Aerospace Applications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A comparison is made between SnO2, ZnO, and TiO2 single-crystal nanowires and SnO2 polycrystalline nanofibers for gas sensing. Both nanostructures possess a one-dimensional morphology. Different synthesis methods are used to produce these materials: thermal evaporation-condensation (TEC), controlled oxidation, and electrospinning. Advantages and limitations of each technique are listed. Practical issues associated with harvesting, purification, and integration of these materials into sensing devices are detailed. For comparison to the nascent form, these sensing materials are surface coated with Pd and Pt nanoparticles. Gas sensing tests, with respect to H2, are conducted at ambient and elevated temperatures. Comparative normalized responses and time constants for the catalyst and noncatalyst systems provide a basis for identification of the superior metal-oxide nanostructure and catalyst combination. With temperature-dependent data, Arrhenius analyses are made to determine an activation energy for the catalyst-assisted systems.

VanderWal, Randy L.; Berger, Gordon M.; Kulis, Michael J.; Hunter, Gary W.; Xu, Jennifer C.; Evans, Laura J.

2009-01-01

214

Method for treating a nuclear process off-gas stream  

DOEpatents

Disclosed is a method for selectively removing and recovering the noble gas and other gaseous components typically emitted during nuclear process operations. The method is adaptable and useful for treating dissolver off-gas effluents released during reprocessing of spent nuclear fuels whereby to permit radioactive contaminant recovery prior to releasing the remaining off-gases to the atmosphere. Briefly, the method sequentially comprises treating the off-gas stream to preliminarily remove NO.sub.x, hydrogen and carbon-containing organic compounds, and semivolatile fission product metal oxide components therefrom; adsorbing iodine components on silver-exchanged mordenite; removing water vapor carried by said stream by means of a molecular sieve; selectively removing the carbon dioxide components of said off-gas stream by means of a molecular sieve; selectively removing xenon in gas phase by passing said stream through a molecular sieve comprising silver-exchanged mordenite; selectively separating krypton from oxygen by means of a molecular sieve comprising silver-exchanged mordenite; selectively separating krypton from the bulk nitrogen stream using a molecular sieve comprising silver-exchanged mordenite cooled to about -140.degree. to -160.degree. C.; concentrating the desorbed krypton upon a molecular sieve comprising silver-exchange mordenite cooled to about -140.degree. to -160.degree. C.; and further cryogenically concentrating, and the recovering for storage, the desorbed krypton.

Pence, Dallas T. (San Diego, CA); Chou, Chun-Chao (San Diego, CA)

1984-01-01

215

78 FR 19605 - Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule: Revision to Best Available Monitoring Method Request Submission...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Method Request Submission Deadline for Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems Source Category...Method Request Submission Deadline for Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems Source Category...operators of facilities subject to the petroleum and natural gas systems source...

2013-04-02

216

Methods for gas detection using stationary hyperspectral imaging sensors  

DOEpatents

According to one embodiment, a method comprises producing a first hyperspectral imaging (HSI) data cube of a location at a first time using data from a HSI sensor; producing a second HSI data cube of the same location at a second time using data from the HSI sensor; subtracting on a pixel-by-pixel basis the second HSI data cube from the first HSI data cube to produce a raw difference cube; calibrating the raw difference cube to produce a calibrated raw difference cube; selecting at least one desired spectral band based on a gas of interest; producing a detection image based on the at least one selected spectral band and the calibrated raw difference cube; examining the detection image to determine presence of the gas of interest; and outputting a result of the examination. Other methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting the presence of a gas are also described.

Conger, James L. (San Ramon, CA); Henderson, John R. (Castro Valley, CA)

2012-04-24

217

Vapor-based interferometric measurement of local evaporation rate and interfacial temperature of evaporating droplets.  

PubMed

The local evaporation rate and interfacial temperature are two quintessential characteristics for the study of evaporating droplets. Here, it is shown how one can extract these quantities by measuring the vapor concentration field around the droplet with digital holographic interferometry. As a concrete example, an evaporating freely receding pending droplet of 3M Novec HFE-7000 is analyzed at ambient conditions. The measured vapor cloud is shown to deviate significantly from a pure-diffusion regime calculation, but it compares favorably to a new boundary-layer theory accounting for a buoyancy-induced convection in the gas and the influence upon it of a thermal Marangoni flow. By integration of the measured local evaporation rate over the interface, the global evaporation rate is obtained and validated by a side-view measurement of the droplet shape. Advective effects are found to boost the global evaporation rate by a factor of 4 as compared to the diffusion-limited theory. PMID:24506092

Dehaeck, Sam; Rednikov, Alexey; Colinet, Pierre

2014-03-01

218

Could CoRoT-7b and Kepler-10b be remnants of evaporated gas or ice giants? M. Leitzinger a,, P. Odert a  

E-print Network

exoplanets with the characteristics of Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus to the orbital location of Co be neither a result of evaporation of a hydrogen envelope of a ``Hot Neptune'' nor a ``Hot Uranus of these planets are bodies of the ``super-Earth'' and sub- Uranus categ

Micela, Giusi

219

Method of disassembly for a gas turbine engine  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method is described of disassembling an axial flow gas turbine engine having a rotor shaft, a rotor blade assembly, an outer case, a bearing supported from the outer case which is adapted to engage an annular second shaft and to support only the rotor shaft and the annular second shaft, and an annular second shaft which is joined to

F. C. Hetzer; G. W. Miller

1987-01-01

220

Convergence of the viscosity method for isentropic gas dynamics  

Microsoft Academic Search

A convergence theorem for the method of artificial viscosity applied to the isentropic equations of gas dynamics is established. Convergence of a subsequence in the strong topology is proved without uniform estimates on the derivatives using the theory of compensated compactness and an analysis of progressing entropy waves.

Ronald J. DiPerna

1983-01-01

221

The repair and rehabilitation method of Tokyo gas  

SciTech Connect

It has been an important matter for gas utilities to maintain their pipelines easily and economically. But pipes that have become old suffer from progressive corrosion, and as a result of vibration caused by traffic or the effects of land subsidence, joints can become loosened. To repair pipes that have suffered in such ways, the usual method to do is to dig them up and replace them with new ones. But this method requires a large amount of excavation, so the work takes a long time to complete and is costly. To deal with these problems, Tokyo Gas developed number of repair and rehabilitation methods to permit renewal of pipelines without replacing them. In this paper, I would like to introduce our repair and rehabilitation methods for low-pressure pipeline. 4 refs., 9 figs., 4 tabs.

Yagi, Shuichi [Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (Japan)

1996-08-01

222

Determination of the calorific value of natural gas by different methods  

Microsoft Academic Search

The determination of the calorific value of natural gases is of great economic importance in gas supply. In this paper, different methods for calorific value determination are described.Besides gas calorimetry using the classical procedure of burning a gas sample, different methods are available: analytical methods which are based on the analysis of the gas sample, correlative methods which allow the

Peter Ulbig; Detlev Hoburg

2002-01-01

223

A new method for time-resolved full-field measurement of local average gas concentration during fuel-injection  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this paper is to introduce a new method for full-field measurement of local average gas-phase fuel concentration in a transient axisymmetrical gas-jet or evaporating spray. Since the combustion process in a diesel engine is a diffusion flame, the local fuel concentration as a function of time is one of the factors that governs engine efficiency and emissions. The method is utilizing the classic Schlieren technique. A CCD camera and frame-grabber combination is used to record the data. Based on these data and the assumption that the flow-field is axisymmetrical, the local index of light refraction is calculated, and from this an estimate of the local gas-phase fuel concentration is made. Since the flow-field is turbulent, data from a large number of separate injections are used. Therefore the results should represent the development of the average flow-field. Since it is a full-field method, the results can be checked for overall conservation of mass. Included is the theory of the method, a description of the experimental equipment and the results of the experiments. The method has been tested using methane and propane fuels at room temperatures and the results show that the total mass of fuel found in the flow-field is in good agreement with the mass-flow through the nozzle.

Paulsen, H.; Valland, H. [Univ. of Trondheim (Norway)

1996-09-01

224

PARTICLE-GAS DYNAMICS WITH ATHENA: METHOD AND CONVERGENCE  

SciTech Connect

The Athena magnetohydrodynamics code has been extended to integrate the motion of particles coupled with the gas via aerodynamic drag in order to study the dynamics of gas and solids in protoplanetary disks (PPDs) and the formation of planetesimals. Our particle-gas hybrid scheme is based on a second-order predictor-corrector method. Careful treatment of the momentum feedback on the gas guarantees exact conservation. The hybrid scheme is stable and convergent in most regimes relevant to PPDs. We describe a semi-implicit integrator generalized from the leap-frog approach. In the absence of drag force, it preserves the geometric properties of a particle orbit. We also present a fully implicit integrator that is unconditionally stable for all regimes of particle-gas coupling. Using our hybrid code, we study the numerical convergence of the nonlinear saturated state of the streaming instability. We find that gas flow properties are well converged with modest grid resolution (128 cells per pressure length {eta}r for dimensionless stopping time {tau} {sub s} = 0.1) and an equal number of particles and grid cells. On the other hand, particle clumping properties converge only at higher resolutions, and finer resolution leads to stronger clumping before convergence is reached. Finally, we find that the measurement of particle transport properties resulted from the streaming instability may be subject to error of about {+-}20%.

Bai Xuening; Stone, James M., E-mail: xbai@astro.princeton.ed, E-mail: jstone@astro.princeton.ed [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States)

2010-10-15

225

Evaporation and Soil Salinization Vishal Jambhekar1  

E-print Network

Evaporation and Soil Salinization Vishal Jambhekar1 , Karen Schmid1 , Rainer Helmig1 , Nima Shokri2 Abandoned land Model concept advection, convection conduction, diffusion gas phase free flow porous media gas phase liquid phase advection, convection conduction, diffusion air water water air air water salt

Cirpka, Olaf Arie

226

Analysis of a geopressured gas reservoir using solution plot method  

E-print Network

. Therefore, the volumetric results should be validated by the more accurate material balance calculation method. The production data of the reservoir observed over a period of time is plotted on a cartesian scale which should result in a straight line... OF SCIENCE December 1992 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering ANALYSIS OF A GEOPRESSURED GAS RESERVOIR USING SOLUTION PLOT METHOD A Thesis by SYED MUQEEDUL HUSSAIN Approved as to style and content by: S. W. Poston (Chair of Committee) R. R. Berg...

Hussain, Syed Muqeedul

1992-01-01

227

Method of making gas diffusion layers for electrochemical cells  

DOEpatents

A method is provided for making a gas diffusion layer for an electrochemical cell comprising the steps of: a) combining carbon particles and one or more surfactants in a typically aqueous vehicle to make a preliminary composition, typically by high shear mixing; b) adding one or more highly fluorinated polymers to said preliminary composition by low shear mixing to make a coating composition; and c) applying the coating composition to an electrically conductive porous substrate, typically by a low shear coating method.

Frisk, Joseph William (Oakdale, MN); Boand, Wayne Meredith (Lino Lakes, MN); Larson, James Michael (Saint Paul, MN)

2002-01-01

228

Shape controllable synthesis of ZnCdS 1-D nanostructures formed on ITO/glass by using the co-evaporation method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Self-assembled, one dimensional (1-D) Zn1- x Cd x S nanostructures with a Cd composition of x = 0.11 have been successfully fabricated on indium-tin-oxide/glass substrates by using a co-evaporation method in the absence of any catalyst. The structures and the morphologies of these nanostructures were studied using X-ray diffraction and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy confirmed that the Cd ions occupied the Zn sites in the ZnCdS nanowire. The fabricated ZnCdS nanostructures exhibited various shapes, such as hexagonal nanorods (H-NRs), cylindrical nanorods (C-NRs), nanoneedles (NNs), nanowires (NWs) and nanodumbbells (NDs), for different substrate temperatures. Increasing the substrate temperature resulted in the formation of nanostructures with smaller diameters. The shape-controllable growth of ZnCdS 1-D nanostructures might result in the development of a high-efficiency nano-solar cell.

Lee, Dong Jin; Jeon, Hee Chang; Yuldashev, Shavkat; Kang, Tae Won; Ryu, Sung Ryong; Son, Moon A.; Park, Ji Won; Woo, Yong Deuk

2015-01-01

229

Diffusion Of Mass In Evaporating Multicomponent Drops  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Report summarizes study of diffusion of mass and related phenomena occurring in evaporation of dense and dilute clusters of drops of multicomponent liquids intended to represent fuels as oil, kerosene, and gasoline. Cluster represented by simplified mathematical model, including global conservation equations for entire cluster and conditions on boundary between cluster and ambient gas. Differential equations of model integrated numerically. One of series of reports by same authors discussing evaporation and combustion of sprayed liquid fuels.

Bellan, Josette; Harstad, Kenneth G.

1992-01-01

230

A novel method for incorporating fission gas elements into solids  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A novel method for the fabrication of test samples for fission gas behavior studies is described. We applied the technique of ion beam assisted deposition (IBAD) as a means to introduce Xe atoms into alumina (Al 2O 3) films. We then investigated the redistribution of Xe atoms and microstructural evolution induced by annealing. Transmission electron microscopy analysis revealed that the microstructure of our Al 2O 3-Xe IBAD films resemble characteristic microstructural features associated with fission gas accumulation in reactor-irradiated nuclear fuels.

Usov, I. O.; Won, J.; Devlin, D. J.; Jiang, Y.-B.; Valdez, J. A.; Sickafus, K. E.

2011-01-01

231

A diagram for the evaporation status of extrasolar planets  

E-print Network

To describe the evaporation status of the extrasolar planets, we propose to consider an energy diagram in which the potential energy of the planets is plotted versus the energy received by the upper atmosphere. Here we present a basic method to estimate these quantities. For the potential energy, we include the modification of the gravity field by the tidal forces from the parent stars. This description allows a quick estimate of both the escape rate of the atmospheric gas and the lifetime of a planet against the evaporation process. In the energy diagram, we find an evaporation-forbidden region in which a gaseous planet would evaporate in less than 5 billion years. With their observed characteristics, all extrasolar planets are found outside this evaporation-forbidden region. The escape rates are estimated to be in the range 10^5 g/s to 10^{12} g/s, with few cases above 10^{11} g/s. The estimated escape rate for HD209458b is found to be consistent with the lower limit of 10^{10} g/s obtained from interpretation of the HI Lyman-alpha observations. Finally, this diagram suggests possibilities for the nature of the recently discovered Neptune-mass planets. We find that GJ436b, 55Cnc_e and HD69830b cannot be low mass gaseous planets. With density necessarily above 0.5g/cm3 to survive evaporation, these planets must contain a large fraction of solid/liquid material. Concerning GJ876d, we find that it must have a density larger than ~3g/cm3 to survive the strong EUV energy flux from its nearby parent star. GJ876d must contain a large fraction of massive elements.

A. Lecavelier des Etangs

2006-09-27

232

Simulation of Gas Flow in Microtubes by Lattice Boltzmann Method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Isothermal gas flow in microtubes with a sudden expansion or contraction is studied numerically by lattice Boltzmann method. An axisymmetric D2Q9 model is used to simulate gas slip flow in micro-circular pipes. With the boundary condition combined specular and bounce-back schemes, the computed results are in excellent agreement with analytical solution for straight microtube. For the gas flow in the expanded or constricted tubes, we carried out simulations of several Knudsen numbers with inlet/outlet pressure ratio 3. It is found the pressure drop in each section can be predicted well by the theory of straight tubes. For smaller Knudsen number, flow separation in the expanded tube is observed. While for large Knudsen number, there is no vortex at corner and the streamlines are attached to boundary. In the constricted tube, the vortex at corner is very weak. These results are consistent with some experimental conclusions.

Huang, Haibo; Lu, Xi-Yun

233

Method and apparatus for extracting energy from a pressured gas  

SciTech Connect

The disclosure provides a method and apparatus for extracting heat and/or mechanical energy from a pressured gas wherein the pressured gas is applied to the radially outer ends of rotating cylinder elements defining longitudinally extending pressure chambers having one end thereof remote from the axis of rotation and the other end proximate to the axis of rotation. A free piston is mounted in each of the fluid pressure chambers and is reciprocable therein solely under the influence of the gas pressure and centrifugal force. Valving elements are provided at the outer end of the cylinder elements which are operable by sensing elements which are respectively mounted on each of the cylinders and generate signals in accordance with the position of the free piston in the respective cylinder. Electronic circuitry is provided to insure that the inlet valves of each pair of diametrically opposed cylinders are concurrently operated to an open position to assure the dynamic balance of the rotating system.

Dibrell, E.W.

1983-12-20

234

Segmented inlet nozzle for gas turbine, and methods of installation  

DOEpatents

A gas turbine nozzle guide vane assembly is formed of individual arcuate nozzle segments. The arcuate nozzle segments are elastically joined to each other to form a complete ring, with edges abutted to prevent leakage. The resultant nozzle ring is included within the overall gas turbine stationary structure and secured by a mounting arrangement which permits relative radial movement at both the inner and outer mountings. A spline-type outer mounting provides circumferential retention. A complete rigid nozzle ring with freedom to "float" radially results. Specific structures are disclosed for the inner and outer mounting arrangements. A specific tie-rod structure is also disclosed for elastically joining the individual nozzle segments. Also disclosed is a method of assembling the nozzle ring subassembly-by-subassembly into a gas turbine employing temporary jacks.

Klompas, Nicholas (Scotia, NY)

1985-01-01

235

Nanofluid Drop Evaporation: Experiment, Theory, and Modeling  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nanofluids, stable colloidal suspensions of nanoparticles in a base fluid, have potential applications in the heat transfer, combustion and propulsion, manufacturing, and medical fields. Experiments were conducted to determine the evaporation rate of room temperature, millimeter-sized pendant drops of ethanol laden with varying amounts (0-3% by weight) of 40-60 nm aluminum nanoparticles (nAl). Time-resolved high-resolution drop images were collected for the determination of early-time evaporation rate (D2/D 02 > 0.75), shown to exhibit D-square law behavior, and surface tension. Results show an asymptotic decrease in pendant drop evaporation rate with increasing nAl loading. The evaporation rate decreases by approximately 15% at around 1% to 3% nAl loading relative to the evaporation rate of pure ethanol. Surface tension was observed to be unaffected by nAl loading up to 3% by weight. A model was developed to describe the evaporation of the nanofluid pendant drops based on D-square law analysis for the gas domain and a description of the reduction in liquid fraction available for evaporation due to nanoparticle agglomerate packing near the evaporating drop surface. Model predictions are in relatively good agreement with experiment, within a few percent of measured nanofluid pendant drop evaporation rate. The evaporation of pinned nanofluid sessile drops was also considered via modeling. It was found that the same mechanism for nanofluid evaporation rate reduction used to explain pendant drops could be used for sessile drops. That mechanism is a reduction in evaporation rate due to a reduction in available ethanol for evaporation at the drop surface caused by the packing of nanoparticle agglomerates near the drop surface. Comparisons of the present modeling predictions with sessile drop evaporation rate measurements reported for nAl/ethanol nanofluids by Sefiane and Bennacer [11] are in fairly good agreement. Portions of this abstract previously appeared as: W. J. Gerken, A. V. Thomas, N. Koratkar and M. A. Oehlschlaeger, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, vol. 74, no. 1, pp. 263-268, July 2014. W. J. Gerken, M. A. Oehlschlaeger, "Nanofluid Pendant Droplet Evaporation", in Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 2013, pp. V001T03A018.

Gerken, William James

236

The influence of air and vacuum thermal treatments on the NO 2 gas sensitivity of WO 3 thin films prepared by thermal evaporation  

Microsoft Academic Search

WO3 films with thickness of 80 nm have been thermally evaporated onto Si3N4\\/Si substrates. The films have been initially treated in oxygen by a 24-h-long annealing at 300°C and 500°C. XPS measurements, to follow W 4f, O 1s peaks and the valence band, have been performed on these samples as prepared and after successive ultra high vacuum (UHV) thermal treatments.

L. Lozzi; L Ottaviano; M Passacantando; S Santucci; C Cantalini

2001-01-01

237

EVALUATION OF METHODS USED TO DESORB THE CONSTITUENTS ADSORBED ON THE CHARCOAL CONTAINED IN AUTOMOTIVE EVAPORATIVE CANISTERS  

EPA Science Inventory

This report presents the conclusion of a two-part study with evaluated current extraction methods for anaylizing in automobiles. The second part of this study investigated the use of solvent-free extraction methods such as high pressure C02 soxhlet extraction and vacuum transfer ...

238

EVALUATION OF METHODS USED TO DESORB THE CONSTITUENTS ADSORBED ON THE CHARCOAL CONTAINED IN AUTOMOTIVE EVAPORATIVE CANISTERS--PART II  

EPA Science Inventory

This report presents the conclusion of a two-part study with evaluated current extraction methods for anaylizing in automobiles. The second part of this study investigated the use of solvent-free extraction methods such as high pressure C02 soxhlet extraction and vacuum transfer ...

239

Standard test method for water in lint cotton by oven evaporation combined with volumetric Karl Fischer Titration  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The referenced test method for total water content and water regain in lint cotton was developed by USDA scientists in New Orleans at the request of the cotton industry. The method covers the determination of the total water (free and bound) in raw and lint cotton at moisture equilibrium from con...

240

Application of the parallel multicanonical method to lattice gas condensation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present the speedup from a novel parallel implementation of the multicanonical method on the example of a lattice gas in two and three dimensions. In this approach, all cores perform independent equilibrium runs with identical weights, collecting their sampled histograms after each iteration in order to estimate consecutive weights. The weights are then redistributed to all cores. These steps are repeated until the weights are converged. This procedure benefits from a minimum of communication while distributing the necessary amount of statistics efficiently. Using this method allows us to study a broad temperature range for a variety of large and complex systems. Here, a gas is modeled as particles on the lattice, which interact only with their nearest neighbors. For a fixed density this model is equivalent to the Ising model with fixed magnetization. We compare our results to an analytic prediction for equilibrium droplet formation, confirming that a single macroscopic droplet forms only above a critical density.

Zierenberg, Johannes; Wiedenmann, Micha; Janke, Wolfhard

2014-05-01

241

Gas phase fractionation method using porous ceramic membrane  

DOEpatents

Flaw-free porous ceramic membranes fabricated from metal sols and coated onto a porous support are advantageously used in gas phase fractionation methods. Mean pore diameters of less than 40 .ANG., preferably 5-20 .ANG. and most preferably about 15 .ANG., are permeable at lower pressures than existing membranes. Condensation of gases in small pores and non-Knudsen membrane transport mechanisms are employed to facilitate and increase membrane permeability and permselectivity.

Peterson, Reid A. (Madison, WI); Hill, Jr., Charles G. (Madison, WI); Anderson, Marc A. (Madison, WI)

1996-01-01

242

Selection of hydrate suppression methods for gas streams  

SciTech Connect

This paper will discuss and compare the methods used to suppress hydrate formation in natural gas streams. Included in the comparison will be regenerated systems using ethylene glycol and non-regenerated systems using methanol. A comparison will be made between the quantities of methanol and ethylene glycol required to achieve a given a suppression. A discussion of BTEX emissions resulting from the ethylene glycol regenerator along with the effect or process variables on these emissions is also given.

Behrens, S.D.; Covington, K.K.; Collie, J.T. III

1999-07-01

243

Method and apparatus for controlling gas evolution from chemical reactions  

DOEpatents

The present invention is directed toward monitoring a thermally driven gas evolving chemical reaction with an acoustic apparatus. Signals from the acoustic apparatus are used to control a heater to prevent a run-away condition. A digestion module in combination with a robotic arm further automate physical handling of sample material reaction vessels. The invention is especially useful for carrying out sample procedures defined in EPA Methods SW-846. 8 figs.

Skorpik, J.R.; Dodson, M.G.

1999-05-25

244

Method and apparatus for controlling gas evolution from chemical reactions  

DOEpatents

The present invention is directed toward monitoring a thermally driven gas evolving chemical reaction with an acoustic apparatus. Signals from the acoustic apparatus are used to control a heater to prevent a run-away condition. A digestion module in combination with a robotic arm further automate physical handling of sample material reaction vessels. The invention is especially useful for carrying out sample procedures defined in EPA Methods SW-846.

Skorpik, James R. (Kennewick, WA); Dodson, Michael G. (Richland, WA)

1999-01-01

245

78 FR 11585 - Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule: Revision to Best Available Monitoring Method Request Submission...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Method Request Submission Deadline for Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems Source Category...operators of facilities subject to the petroleum and natural gas systems source category...regulations could affect owners or operators of petroleum and natural gas systems. Regulated...

2013-02-19

246

78 FR 25392 - Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule: Revision to Best Available Monitoring Method Request Submission...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Method Request Submission Deadline for Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems Source Category...operators of facilities subject to the petroleum and natural gas systems source category...final rule affects owners or operators of petroleum and natural gas systems. Regulated...

2013-05-01

247

78 FR 11619 - Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule: Revision to Best Available Monitoring Method Request Submission...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Method Request Submission Deadline for Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems Source Category...operators of facilities subject to the petroleum and natural gas systems source category...operators of facilities subject to the petroleum and natural gas systems source...

2013-02-19

248

Isotope-ratio-monitoring gas chromatography methods for high-precision isotopic analysis of nanomole  

E-print Network

Isotope-ratio-monitoring gas chromatography methods for high-precision isotopic analysis and a commercially available continuous-flow, gas chromatography interface (the Finnigan Gas Bench II). This work

Bebout, Gray E.

249

Evaporation Anisotropy of Forsterite  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Evaporation anisotropy of a synthetic single crystal of forsterite was investigated by high temperature vacuum experiments. The (001), (010), and (001) surfaces show microstructures characteristic for each surface. Obtained overall linear evaporation rates for the (001), (010), and (001) surfaces are ~17, ~7, and ~22 mm/hour, and the intrinsic evaporation rates, obtained by the change in surface microstructures, are ~10, ~4.5, and ~35 mm/hour, respectively. The difference between the intrinsic evaporation rates and overall rates can be regarded as contribution of dislocation, which is notable for the (100) and (010) surfaces and insignificant for the (001) surface. This is consistent with observed surface microstructures.

Ozawa, K.; Nagahara, H.; Morioka, M.

1996-03-01

250

Statistical Methods Handbook for Advanced Gas Reactor Fuel Materials  

SciTech Connect

Fuel materials such as kernels, coated particles, and compacts are being manufactured for experiments simulating service in the next generation of high temperature gas reactors. These must meet predefined acceptance specifications. Many tests are performed for quality assurance, and many of these correspond to criteria that must be met with specified confidence, based on random samples. This report describes the statistical methods to be used. The properties of the tests are discussed, including the risk of false acceptance, the risk of false rejection, and the assumption of normality. Methods for calculating sample sizes are also described.

J. J. Einerson

2005-05-01

251

An evaporative and engine-cycle model for fuel octane sensitivity prediction  

SciTech Connect

The Motor Octane Number (MON) ranks fuels by their chemical resistance to knock. Evaporative cooling coupled with fuel chemistry determine Research Octane Number (RON) antiknock ratings. It is shown in this study that fuel Octane sensitivity (numerically RON minus MON) is liked to an important difference between the two test methods; the RON test allows each fuel`s evaporative cooling characteristics to affect gas temperature, while the MON test generally eliminates this effect by pre-evaporation. In order to establish RON test charge temperatures, a computer model of fuel evaporation was adapted to Octane Engine conditions, and simulations were compared with real Octane Test Engine measurements including droplet and gas temperatures. A novel gas temperature probe yielded data that corresponded well with model predictions. Tests spanned single component fuels and blends of isomers, n-paraffins, aromatics and alcohols. Commercially available automotive and aviation gasolines were also tested. A good correlation was observed between the computer predictions and measured temperature data across the range of pure fuels and blends. A numerical method to estimate the effect of precombustion temperature differences on Octane sensitivity was developed and applied to analyze these data, and was found to predict the widely disparate sensitivities of the tested fuels with accuracy. Data are presented showing mixture temperature histories of various tested fuels, and consequent sensitivity predictions. It is concluded that a fuel`s thermal-evaporative behavior gives rise to fuel Octane sensitivity as measured by differences between the RON and MON tests. This is demonstrated by the success, over a wide range of fuels, of the sensitivity predictor method describes. Evaporative cooling, must therefore be regarded as an important parameter affecting the general road performance of automobiles.

Moran, D.P.; Taylor, A.B. [Univ. of Stellenbosch (South Africa)

1995-12-31

252

Methods to optimize myxobacterial fermentations using off-gas analysis  

PubMed Central

Background The influence of carbon dioxide and oxygen on microbial secondary metabolite producers and the maintenance of these two parameters at optimal levels have been studied extensively. Nevertheless, most studies have focussed on their influence on specific product formation and condition optimization of established processes. Considerably less attention has been paid to the influence of reduced or elevated carbon dioxide and oxygen levels on the overall metabolite profiles of the investigated organisms. The synergistic action of both gases has garnered even less attention. Results We show that the composition of the gas phase is highly important for the production of different metabolites and present a simple approach that enables the maintenance of defined concentrations of both O2 and CO2 during bioprocesses over broad concentration ranges with a minimal instrumental setup by using endogenously produced CO2. The metabolite profiles of a myxobacterium belonging to the genus Chondromyces grown under various concentrations of CO2 and O2 showed considerable differences. Production of two unknown, highly cytotoxic compounds and one antimicrobial substance was found to increase depending on the gas composition. In addition, the observation of CO2 and O2 in the exhaust gas allowed optimization and control of production processes. Conclusions Myxobacteria are becoming increasingly important due to their potential for bioactive secondary metabolite production. Our studies show that the influence of different gas partial pressures should not be underestimated during screening processes for novel compounds and that our described method provides a simple tool to investigate this question. PMID:22571441

2012-01-01

253

Method for cleansing noxious constituents from gas streams  

SciTech Connect

An apparatus and method for chemically altering and scrubbing the noxious constituents from foundry core manufacturing and arc welding operations is disclosed. An upstanding closed container is provided and a gas washing liquid is disposed within the container to a predetermined level. A horizontal baffle is mounted stationarily within the container at an elevation spaced above the level of the gas washing liquid therein and spaced peripheral portions of the baffle are spaced inwardly of the opposing inner surface of the container. A gas drive pipe extends into the container, downwardly past the baffle , and opens downwardly in a central lower portion of the container, below the baffle and near the bottom of the liquid. The container includes a top cover and an outlet duct is provided which opens outwardly of the container through a central portion of the cover. The gases are pumped into the drive pipe to achieve a critical velocity at the exit of the drive pipe of about 2, 300-20,000 linear feet per minu entering the liquid in a substantially vertical downward direction within the critical velocity range, small gascontaining bubbles, on the order of 1/8 - 3/8 inches in diameter, are formed as the gas stream rises, which bubbles impact against the horizontal baffle. The high velocity gases impart sufficient kinetic energy to the system to enable the necessary chemical reactions and scrubbing to proceed.

Schauer, D.J.; Schauer, J.M.

1982-05-18

254

Analysis of a resistance-energy balance method for estimating daily evaporation from wheat plots using one-time-of-day infrared temperature observations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Accurate estimates of evaporation over field-scale or larger areas are needed in hydrologic studies, irrigation scheduling, and meteorology. Remotely sensed surface temperature might be used in a model to calculate evaporation. A resistance-energy balance model, which combines an energy balance equation, the Penman-Monteith (1981) evaporation equation, and van den Honert's (1948) equation for water extraction by plant roots, is analyzed for estimating daily evaporation from wheat using postnoon canopy temperature measurements. Additional data requirements are half-hourly averages of solar radiation, air and dew point temperatures, and wind speed, along with reasonable estimates of canopy emissivity, albedo, height, and leaf area index. Evaporation fluxes were measured in the field by precision weighing lysimeters for well-watered and water-stressed wheat. Errors in computed daily evaporation were generally less than 10 percent, while errors in cumulative evaporation for 10 clear sky days were less than 5 percent for both well-watered and water-stressed wheat. Some results from sensitivity analysis of the model are also given.

Choudhury, B. J.; Idso, S. B.; Reginato, R. J.

1986-01-01

255

A novel method for furfural recovery via gas stripping assisted vapor permeation by a polydimethylsiloxane membrane  

PubMed Central

Furfural is an important platform chemical with a wide range of applications. However, due to the low concentration of furfural in the hydrolysate, the conventional methods for furfural recovery are energy-intensive and environmentally unfriendly. Considering the disadvantages of pervaporation (PV) and distillation in furfural separation, a novel energy-efficient ‘green technique’, gas stripping assisted vapor permeation (GSVP), was introduced in this work. In this process, the polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) membrane was prepared by employing water as solvent. Coking in pipe and membrane fouling was virtually non-existent in this new process. In addition, GSVP was found to achieve the highest pervaporation separation index of 216200 (permeate concentration of 71.1?wt% and furfural flux of 4.09?kgm?2h?1) so far, which was approximately 2.5 times higher than that found in pervaporation at 95°C for recovering 6.0?wt% furfural from water. Moreover, the evaporation energy required for GSVP decreased by 35% to 44% relative to that of PV process. Finally, GSVP also displayed more promising potential in industrial application than PV, especially when coupled with the hydrolysis process or fermentation in biorefinery industry. PMID:25819091

Hu, Song; Guan, Yu; Cai, Di; Li, Shufeng; Qin, Peiyong; Karim, M. Nazmul; Tan, Tianwei

2015-01-01

256

A novel method for furfural recovery via gas stripping assisted vapor permeation by a polydimethylsiloxane membrane.  

PubMed

Furfural is an important platform chemical with a wide range of applications. However, due to the low concentration of furfural in the hydrolysate, the conventional methods for furfural recovery are energy-intensive and environmentally unfriendly. Considering the disadvantages of pervaporation (PV) and distillation in furfural separation, a novel energy-efficient 'green technique', gas stripping assisted vapor permeation (GSVP), was introduced in this work. In this process, the polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) membrane was prepared by employing water as solvent. Coking in pipe and membrane fouling was virtually non-existent in this new process. In addition, GSVP was found to achieve the highest pervaporation separation index of 216200 (permeate concentration of 71.1?wt% and furfural flux of 4.09?kgm(-2)h(-1)) so far, which was approximately 2.5 times higher than that found in pervaporation at 95°C for recovering 6.0?wt% furfural from water. Moreover, the evaporation energy required for GSVP decreased by 35% to 44% relative to that of PV process. Finally, GSVP also displayed more promising potential in industrial application than PV, especially when coupled with the hydrolysis process or fermentation in biorefinery industry. PMID:25819091

Hu, Song; Guan, Yu; Cai, Di; Li, Shufeng; Qin, Peiyong; Karim, M Nazmul; Tan, Tianwei

2015-01-01

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Preparation of alumina-iron oxide compounds by gel evaporation method and its simultaneous uptake properties for Ni2+, NH4+ and H2PO4-.  

PubMed

Fe(2)O(3)/Al(2)O(3) powders with a range of Fe/Al compositions were prepared by a gel evaporation method to investigate the effect of alumina on the product phases, magnetic properties and simultaneous adsorption of Ni(2+) (a model heavy metal cation), NH(4)(+) (a model eutrophication-related cation) and H(2)PO(4)(-) (a model harmful anion). Precursor gels were prepared by dissolving Fe(NO(3))(3).9H(2)O and Al(NO(3))(3).9H(2)O in ethylene glycol, evaporating to dryness, grinding and heating at 300-1000 degrees C for 5h. The crystalline products were gamma-Fe(2)O(3) (maghemite), formed at 300-600 degrees C, or alpha-Fe(2)O(3) (hematite) and AlFeO(3), formed >600 degrees C. The temperatures of the phase change from gamma-Fe(2)O(3) to alpha-Fe(2)O(3) increased with increasing alumina additions. The resulting lattice parameters suggest that Al(3+) is incorporated into these phases up to about 15 mol.% at 300 degrees C, falling to 11 mol.% in the gamma-Fe(2)O(3) formed at 600 degrees C. The alpha-Fe(2)O(3) formed at 700 degrees C contained 6 mol.% Al, increasing to 14 mol.% at 1000 degrees C. The magnetic properties of the samples were measured using a vibrating sample magnetometer. The saturation magnetization values of the gamma-Fe(2)O(3)-containing samples increased with the addition of alumina to a maximum value of 61emu/g in the sample containing 95 mol.% Fe(2)O(3) heated at 400 degrees C. The simultaneous adsorption of Ni(2+), NH(4)(+) and H(2)PO(4)(-) from water was investigated by a batch method. The highest adsorption values were found for the sample containing 80 mol.% Fe(2)O(3) heated at 600 degrees C, which contained both gamma-Fe(2)O(3) and alpha-Fe(2)O(3). It was therefore concluded that the addition of alumina to iron oxide affects the crystalline phases and phase changes, and enhances the simultaneous cation and anion uptake ability of the materials. PMID:19428184

Gulshan, Fahmida; Kameshima, Yoshikazu; Nakajima, Akira; Okada, Kiyoshi

2009-09-30

258

Method of installation of large capacity gas-turbine powered electrical generating machinery  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method is disclosed for installing into a machinery hall a gas turbine unit comprising a gas generator unit and a power turbine unit and forming a portion of a large capacity, gas-turbine powered electrical generating apparatus. The method is particularly intended for electric generating equipment having a capacity of at least 60 MW. To install the gas generator of

1977-01-01

259

Bulk growth of ninhydrin single crystals by solvent evaporation method and its characterization for SHG and THG applications  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ninhydrin is a well-known compound generally used in amino acid synthesis and also for detecting the latent fingerprints on porous surfaces. Single crystals can be grown by dissolving the compound in double distilled water at ambient temperature, and can be used as a potential material for second and third harmonic generation applications. The grown specimen was subjected to different characterization techniques in order to find out its suitability for device fabrication. Its lattice dimensions have been confirmed by X-ray powder diffraction and its crystalline quality has been assessed by high resolution X-ray diffraction and X-ray topography methods. The presence of functional groups was identified from HETCOR analysis and confirmed the absence of impurities during crystallization. Its optical properties have been examined by photoluminescence and birefringence analyses. Its thermal parameters such as thermal diffusivity, thermal conductivity and specific capacity have been carried out by following photopyroelectric method. Third order nonlinear optical measurements have been carried out using Z-scan technique and its nonlinear optical absorption coefficient has been determined.

Vijayan, N.; Philip, J.; Haranath, D.; Rathi, Brijesh; Bhagavannarayana, G.; Halder, S. K.; Roy, N.; Jayalakshmy, M. S.; Verma, Sunil

2014-03-01

260

Evaporation, Boiling and Bubbles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaporation and boiling are both terms applied to the change of a liquid to the vapour/gaseous state. This article argues that it is the formation of bubbles of vapour within the liquid that most clearly differentiates boiling from evaporation although only a minority of chemistry textbooks seems to mention bubble formation in this context. The…

Goodwin, Alan

2012-01-01

261

Self-contained cryogenic gas sampling apparatus and method  

DOEpatents

Apparatus for obtaining a whole gas sample, is composed of: a sample vessel having an inlet for receiving a gas sample; a controllable valve mounted for controllably opening and closing the inlet; a valve control coupled to the valve for opening and closing the valve at selected times; a portable power source connected for supplying operating power to the valve control; and a cryogenic coolant in thermal communication with the vessel for cooling the interior of the vessel to cryogenic temperatures. A method is described for obtaining an air sample using the apparatus described above, by: placing the apparatus at a location at which the sample is to be obtained; operating the valve control to open the valve at a selected time and close the valve at a selected subsequent time; and between the selected times maintaining the vessel at a cryogenic temperature by heat exchange with the coolant. 3 figs.

McManus, G.J.; Motes, B.G.; Bird, S.K.; Kotter, D.K.

1996-03-26

262

Self-contained cryogenic gas sampling apparatus and method  

DOEpatents

Apparatus for obtaining a whole gas sample, composed of: a sample vessel having an inlet for receiving a gas sample; a controllable valve mounted for controllably opening and closing the inlet; a valve control coupled to the valve for opening and closing the valve at selected times; a portable power source connected for supplying operating power to the valve control; and a cryogenic coolant in thermal communication with the vessel for cooling the interior of the vessel to cryogenic temperatures. A method of obtaining an air sample using the apparatus described above, by: placing the apparatus at a location at which the sample is to be obtained; operating the valve control to open the valve at a selected time and close the valve at a selected subsequent time; and between the selected times maintaining the vessel at a cryogenic temperature by heat exchange with the coolant.

McManus, Gary J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Motes, Billy G. (Idaho Falls, ID); Bird, Susan K. (Idaho Falls, ID); Kotter, Dale K. (Shelley, ID)

1996-01-01

263

Thermodynamic evaluation of the CdTe deposition by an elemental co-evaporation method under isothermal transport conditions  

SciTech Connect

Thermodynamic potential diagrams were used to predict the conditions for depositing cadmium telluride thin films from two independent elemental sources, Cd and Te, while keeping sources and substrate at the same temperature. The potential diagrams also allowed the evaluation of the influence of gaseous contaminants, such as oxygen, on the formed condensed phases. The method may be applied to the deposition of other compounds as long as their vapor pressures are much smaller than the vapor pressures of the constituent elements. The thermodynamic calculation suggested that the film may be deposited under total pressure of 10-4 mbar and at temperatures as low as 450 deg. C. This total pressure is easily achieved by a mechanical pump and the low temperature range allows the use of low cost glass substrates. The preliminary results showed that the films deposited under the conditions predicted by the thermodynamic calculations were uniform and crystalline, as confirmed by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction.

Ribeiro, M.C.R. [Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, Departamento de Ciencia dos Materiais e Metalurgia, Rua Marques de Sao Vicente, 225 Gavea, 22453-900 Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)]. E-mail: mriccio@dcmm.puc-rio.br; Cruz, L.R. [Instituto Militar de Engenharia, Departamento de Engenharia Mecanica e de Materiais, Praca General Tiburcio, 80 Urca, 22290-270 Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Avillez, R.R. de [Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, Departamento de Ciencia dos Materiais e Metalurgia, Rua Marques de Sao Vicente, 225 Gavea, 22453-900 Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

2006-01-05

264

An evaluation of models of bare soil evaporation formulated with different land surface boundary conditions and assumptions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Bare soil evaporation is a key process for water exchange between the land and the atmosphere and an important component of the water balance. However, there is no agreement on the best modeling methodology to determine evaporation under different atmospheric boundary conditions. Also, there is a lack of directly measured soil evaporation data for model validation to compare these methods to establish the validity of their mathematical formulations. Thus, a need exists to systematically compare evaporation estimates using existing methods to experimental observations. The goal of this work is to test different conceptual and mathematical formulations that are used to estimate evaporation from bare soils to critically investigate various formulations and surface boundary conditions. Such a comparison required the development of a numerical model that has the ability to incorporate these boundary conditions. For this model, we modified a previously developed theory that allows nonequilibrium liquid/gas phase change with gas phase vapor diffusion to better account for dry soil conditions. Precision data under well-controlled transient heat and wind boundary conditions were generated, and results from numerical simulations were compared with experimental data. Results demonstrate that the approaches based on different boundary conditions varied in their ability to capture different stages of evaporation. All approaches have benefits and limitations, and no one approach can be deemed most appropriate for every scenario. Comparisons of different formulations of the surface boundary condition validate the need for further research on heat and vapor transport processes in soil for better modeling accuracy.

Smits, Kathleen M.; Ngo, Viet V.; Cihan, Abdullah; Sakaki, Toshihiro; Illangasekare, Tissa H.

2012-12-01

265

Development of NDE methods for hot gas filters.  

SciTech Connect

Ceramic hot gas candle filters are currently under development for hot gas particulate cleanup in advanced coal-based power systems. The ceramic materials for these filters include nonoxide monolithic, nonoxide-fiber-reinforced composites, and nonoxide reticulated foam. A concern is the lack of reliable data on which to base decisions for reusing or replacing hot gas filters during plant shutdowns. The work in this project is aimed at developing nondestructive evaluation (FIDE) technology to allow detection, and determination of extent, of life-limiting characteristics such as thermal fatigue, oxidation, damage from ash bridging such as localized cracking, damage from local burning, and elongation at elevated temperature. Although in-situ NDE methods are desirable in order to avoid disassembly of the candle filter vessels, the current vessel designs, the presence of filter cakes and possible ash bridging, and the state of NDE technology prevent this. Candle filter producers use a variety of NDE methods to ensure as-produced quality. While impact acoustic resonance offers initial promise for examining new as-produced filters and for detecting damage in some monolithic filters when removed from service, it presents difficulties in data interpretation, it lacks localization capability, and its applicability to composites has yet to be demonstrated. Additional NDE technologies being developed and evaluated in this program and whose applicability to both monolithics and composites has been demonstrated include (a) full-scale thermal imaging for analyzing thermal property variations; (b) fret, high-spatial-resolution X-ray imaging for detecting density variations and dimensional changes; (c) air-coupled ultrasonic methods for determining through-thickness compositional variations; and (d) acoustic emission technology with mechanical loading for detecting localized bulk damage. New and exposed clay-bonded SiC filters and CVI-SiC composite filters have been tested with these additional NDE methods.

Deemer, C.; Ellingson, W. A.; Koehl, E. R.; Lee, H.; Spohnholtz, T.; Sun, J. G.

1999-07-21

266

Method and apparatus for treating natural gas from gas wells for safe transportation in pressure vessels  

Microsoft Academic Search

A system for treating natural gas from a gas source, such as a gas well, to make it suitable for safe transport in high tensile strength pressure vessels at pressures in excess of 2000 psi. The system comprises suitable pipes and valves for taking gas from a gas well. A separator is provided for removing free liquids from the gas

R. Pronovost; P. Innis; L. M. ORouke

1985-01-01

267

Computation of Pressurized Gas Bearings Using CE/SE Method  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The space-time conservation element and solution element (CE/SE) method is extended to compute compressible viscous flows in pressurized thin fluid films. This numerical scheme has previously been used successfully to solve a wide variety of compressible flow problems, including flows with large and small discontinuities. In this paper, the method is applied to calculate the pressure distribution in a hybrid gas journal bearing. The formulation of the problem is presented, including the modeling of the feeding system. the numerical results obtained are compared with experimental data. Good agreement between the computed results and the test data were obtained, and thus validate the CE/SE method to solve such problems.

Cioc, Sorin; Dimofte, Florin; Keith, Theo G., Jr.; Fleming, David P.

2003-01-01

268

Method and apparatus for dispensing compressed natural gas and liquified natural gas to natural gas powered vehicles  

DOEpatents

A fueling facility and method for dispensing liquid natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG) or both on-demand. The fueling facility may include a source of LNG, such as cryogenic storage vessel. A low volume high pressure pump is coupled to the source of LNG to produce a stream of pressurized LNG. The stream of pressurized LNG may be selectively directed through an LNG flow path or to a CNG flow path which includes a vaporizer configured to produce CNG from the pressurized LNG. A portion of the CNG may be drawn from the CNG flow path and introduced into the CNG flow path to control the temperature of LNG flowing therethrough. Similarly, a portion of the LNG may be drawn from the LNG flow path and introduced into the CNG flow path to control the temperature of CNG flowing therethrough.

Bingham, Dennis A.; Clark, Michael L.; Wilding, Bruce M.; Palmer, Gary L.

2005-05-31

269

Measurement of volatile oxidation products from milk using solvent-assisted flavour evaporation and solid phase microextraction  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method for direct distillation of milk was developed using a high-vacuum distillation unit: solvent-assisted flavour evaporation unit (SAFE unit). Distillation of flavour compounds was carried out at low temperature, reducing the risk of artefact formation during the distillation process. After distillation, volatiles were extracted into dichloromethane and concentrated before separation on a gas chromatograph coupled with mass spectrometer detection

M. S. Havemose; P. Justesen; W. L. P. Bredie; J. H. Nielsen

2007-01-01

270

Method For Enhanced Gas Monitoring In High Density Flow Streams  

DOEpatents

A method for conducting laser absorption measurements in high temperature process streams having high levels of particulate matter is disclosed. An impinger is positioned substantially parallel to a laser beam propagation path and at upstream position relative to the laser beam. Beam shielding pipes shield the beam from the surrounding environment. Measurement is conducted only in the gap between the two shielding pipes where the beam propagates through the process gas. The impinger facilitates reduced particle presence in the measurement beam, resulting in improved SNR (signal-to-noise) and improved sensitivity and dynamic range of the measurement.

Von Drasek, William A. (Oak Forest, IL); Mulderink, Kenneth A. (Countryside, IL); Marin, Ovidiu (Lisle, IL)

2005-09-13

271

A novel gas-droplet numerical method for spray combustion  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper presents a non-iterative numerical technique for computing time-dependent gas-droplet flows. The method is a fully-interacting combination of Eulerian fluid and Lagrangian particle calculation. The interaction calculations between the two phases are formulated on a pressure-velocity coupling procedure based on the operator-splitting technique. This procedure eliminates the global iterations required in the conventional particle-source-in-cell (PSIC) procedure. Turbulent dispersion calculations are treated by a stochastic procedure. Numerical calculations and comparisons with available experimental data, as well as efficiency assessments are given for some sprays typical of spray combustion applications.

Chen, C. P.; Shang, H. M.; Jiang, Y.

1991-01-01

272

Operating method for gas turbine with variable inlet vanes  

SciTech Connect

A method is described of operating a gas turbine engine having a centrifugal compressor which is driven by a high-pressure turbine, and wherein the centrifugal compressor is the only compressor of the engine, comprising the steps of: positioning a variable inlet guide vane at an inlet air passage of the centrifugal compressor for adjusting the air flow rate through the engine; and changing the orientation of the guide vane while keeping the speed of rotation of the engine at a high level near its rated value to control the output of the engine by controlling the air flow rate through the engine.

Morishita, Susumu; Miyake, Yoshiyaki; Uchida, Seishi.

1993-07-06

273

Data Mining Approach for Estimation Evaporation from Free Water Surface  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Evaporation is a fundamental parameter in the cycle of hydrology. In the present study, data mining method is used to developed evaporation models. Before modeling, air temperature, water temperature, solar radiation and relative humidity parameters are selected as parameters affecting evaporation. Decision Table, KStar, M5P, Pace Regression, M5`Rules, Neural Network, Regression, Simple Linear Regression and SMO Regression algorithms are used for modeling. Finally, the developed models are compared with measured daily pan evaporation values and Penman method. The comparisons show that there is a good agreement between results of M5P model and measured daily pan evaporation values.

Terzi, Ozlem

274

Effect of various inlet air cooling methods on gas turbine performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Turbine air inlet cooling is one of many available commercial methods to improve the efficiency of an existing gas turbine. The method has various configurations which could be utilized for almost all installed gas turbines. This paper presents a comparison between two commons and one novel inlet air cooling method using turbo-expanders to improve performance of a gas turbine located

Mahmood Farzaneh-Gord; Mahdi Deymi-Dashtebayaz

2011-01-01

275

Space-time discontinuous Galerkin finite element method for inviscid gas dynamics  

E-print Network

1181 Space-time discontinuous Galerkin finite element method for inviscid gas dynamics H. van der of the space-time discontinuous Galerkin finite element method for the solution of the Euler equations of gas in subsonic and transonic flow. Keywords: Discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods; Gas dynamics; Dynamic

Al Hanbali, Ahmad

276

Optical methods for monitoring harmful gas in animal facilities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Animal facilities produce large amounts of harmful gases such as ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and methane, many of which have a pungent odor. The harmful gases produced by animal housing not only affect the health of people and livestock but also pollute the air. The detection of the harmful gases can effectively improve efficiency of livestock production and reduce environmental pollution. More and more optical detection methods are applied to the detection of the harmful gases produced by animal housing. This summarizes optical detection methods for monitoring the harmful gases in animal housing recently, including nondispersive infrared gas analyzer, ultraviolet differential optical absorption spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy. The basic principle and the characteristics of these methods are illustrated and the applications on the detection of harmful gases in animal housing are described. Meanwhile, the research of harmful gases monitoring for livestock production based on these methods were listed. The current situation and future development of the detection methods for harmful gases generated by animal housing were summarized by comparing the advantages and disadvantages of each method.

Zhang, Shirui; Dong, Daming; Zheng, Wengang; Wang, Jihua

2014-06-01

277

Evaporation, Condensation, and Precipitation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

After completion of this project students should have an understanding of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation in the water cycle. Use the websites provided to answer the questions. Record your answers on the spreadsheet provided. Do you understand how the water cycle works? Begin by watching this short video about the water cycle.water cycle video Use the website to define condensation, precipitation, and evaporation?water cycle List the different types of precipitation from the site.types of precipitation Follow the directions to the experiment on this website to get a better understanding of how evaporation takes ...

Miss Brown

2009-10-21

278

Flash evaporator systems test  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A flash evaporator heat rejection system representative of that proposed for the space shuttle orbiter underwent extensive system testing at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) to determine its operational suitability and to establish system performance/operational characteristics for use in the shuttle system. During the tests the evaporator system demonstrated its suitability to meet the shuttle requirements by: (1) efficient operation with 90 to 95% water evaporation efficiency, (2) control of outlet temperature to 40 + or - 2 F for partial heat load operation, (3) stability of control system for rapid changes in Freon inlet temperature, and (4) repeated dormant-to-active device operation without any startup procedures.

Dietz, J. B.

1976-01-01

279

Urban Signatures: Evaporation (WMS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Big cities influence the environment around them. For example, urban areas are typically warmer than their surroundings. Cities are strikingly visible in computer models that simulate the Earths land surface. This visualization shows evaporation rates predicted by the Land Information System (LIS) for a day in June 2001. Evaporation is lower in the cities because water tends to run off pavement and into drains, rather than being absorbed by soil and plants from which it later evaporates. Only part of the global computation is shown, focusing on the highly urbanized northeast corridor in the United States, including the cities of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington.

Jeff DeLaBeaujardiere

2005-05-27

280

A novel method for rapid determination of total solid content in viscous liquids by multiple headspace extraction gas chromatography.  

PubMed

This work demonstrates a novel method for rapid determination of total solid content in viscous liquid (polymer-enriched) samples. The method is based multiple headspace extraction gas chromatography (MHE-GC) on a headspace vial at a temperature above boiling point of water. Thus, the trend of water loss from the tested liquid due to evaporation can be followed. With the limited MHE-GC testing (e.g., 5 extractions) and a one-point calibration procedure (i.e., recording the weight difference before and after analysis), the total amount of water in the sample can be determined, from which the total solid contents in the liquid can be calculated. A number of black liquors were analyzed by the new method which yielded results that closely matched those of the reference method; i.e., the results of these two methods differed by no more than 2.3%. Compared with the reference method, the MHE-GC method is much simpler and more practical. Therefore, it is suitable for the rapid determination of the solid content in many polymer-containing liquid samples. PMID:25064534

Xin, Li-Ping; Chai, Xin-Sheng; Hu, Hui-Chao; Barnes, Donald G

2014-09-01

281

Effects of the surroundings and conformerisation of n-dodecane molecules on evaporation/condensation processes.  

PubMed

The evaporation/condensation coefficient (?) and the evaporation rate (?) for n-dodecane vs. temperature, gas pressure, gas and liquid density, and solvation effects at a droplet surface are analysed using quantum chemical density functional theory calculations of several ensembles of conformers of n-dodecane molecules in the gas phase (hybrid functional ?B97X-D with the cc-pVTZ and cc-pVDZ basis sets) and in liquid phase (solvation method: SMD/?B97X-D). It is shown that ? depends more strongly on a number of neighbouring molecules interacting with an evaporating molecule at a droplet surface (this number is estimated through changes in the surface Gibbs free energy of solvation) than on pressure in the gas phase or conformerisation and cross-conformerisation of molecules in both phases. Thus, temperature and the surrounding effects at droplet surfaces are the dominant factors affecting the values of ? for n-dodecane molecules. These values are shown to be similar (at reduced temperatures T/Tc < 0.8) or slightly larger (at T/Tc > 0.8) than the values of ? calculated by the molecular dynamics force fields (MD FF) methods. This endorses the reliability of the previously developed classical approach to estimation of ? by the MD FF methods, except at temperatures close to the critical temperature. PMID:25612715

Gun'ko, Vladimir M; Nasiri, Rasoul; Sazhin, Sergei S

2015-01-21

282

Effects of the surroundings and conformerisation of n-dodecane molecules on evaporation/condensation processes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The evaporation/condensation coefficient (?) and the evaporation rate (?) for n-dodecane vs. temperature, gas pressure, gas and liquid density, and solvation effects at a droplet surface are analysed using quantum chemical density functional theory calculations of several ensembles of conformers of n-dodecane molecules in the gas phase (hybrid functional ?B97X-D with the cc-pVTZ and cc-pVDZ basis sets) and in liquid phase (solvation method: SMD/?B97X-D). It is shown that ? depends more strongly on a number of neighbouring molecules interacting with an evaporating molecule at a droplet surface (this number is estimated through changes in the surface Gibbs free energy of solvation) than on pressure in the gas phase or conformerisation and cross-conformerisation of molecules in both phases. Thus, temperature and the surrounding effects at droplet surfaces are the dominant factors affecting the values of ? for n-dodecane molecules. These values are shown to be similar (at reduced temperatures T/Tc < 0.8) or slightly larger (at T/Tc > 0.8) than the values of ? calculated by the molecular dynamics force fields (MD FF) methods. This endorses the reliability of the previously developed classical approach to estimation of ? by the MD FF methods, except at temperatures close to the critical temperature.

Gun'ko, Vladimir M.; Nasiri, Rasoul; Sazhin, Sergei S.

2015-01-01

283

Sheet Membrane Spacesuit Water Membrane Evaporator  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A document describes a sheet membrane spacesuit water membrane evaporator (SWME), which allows for the use of one common water tank that can supply cooling water to the astronaut and to the evaporator. Test data showed that heat rejection performance dropped only 6 percent after being subjected to highly contaminated water. It also exhibited robustness with respect to freezing and Martian atmospheric simulation testing. Water was allowed to freeze in the water channels during testing that simulated a water loop failure and vapor backpressure valve failure. Upon closing the backpressure valve and energizing the pump, the ice eventually thawed and water began to flow with no apparent damage to the sheet membrane. The membrane evaporator also serves to de-gas the water loop from entrained gases, thereby eliminating the need for special degassing equipment such as is needed by the current spacesuit system. As water flows through the three annular water channels, water evaporates with the vapor flowing across the hydrophobic, porous sheet membrane to the vacuum side of the membrane. The rate at which water evaporates, and therefore, the rate at which the flowing water is cooled, is a function of the difference between the water saturation pressure on the water side of the membrane, and the pressure on the vacuum side of the membrane. The primary theory is that the hydrophobic sheet membrane retains water, but permits vapor pass-through when the vapor side pressure is less than the water saturation pressure. This results in evaporative cooling of the remaining water.

Bue, Grant; Trevino, Luis; Zapata, Felipe; Dillion, Paul; Castillo, Juan; Vonau, Walter; Wilkes, Robert; Vogel, Matthew; Frodge, Curtis

2013-01-01

284

CAPSULE REPORT: EVAPORATION PROCESS  

EPA Science Inventory

Evaporation has been an established technology in the metal finishing industry for many years. In this process, wastewaters containing reusable materials, such as copper, nickel, or chromium compounds are heated, producing a water vapor that is continuously removed and condensed....

285

Apparatus and method for monitoring of gas having stable isotopes  

DOEpatents

Gas having stable isotopes is monitored continuously by using a system that sends a modulated laser beam to the gas and collects and transmits the light not absorbed by the gas to a detector. Gas from geological storage, or from the atmosphere can be monitored continuously without collecting samples and transporting them to a lab.

Clegg, Samuel M; Fessenden-Rahn, Julianna E

2013-03-05

286

Determination of Optimal Parameters of Distributive Gas Pipeline by Dynamic Programming Method  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article we present a model for determination of optimal parameters of main distributive gas pipelines by dynamic programming (DP) methods. The basic characteristic of this gas pipeline system is that the transported gas quantities are variables. This article presents DP techniques for solving the problem of minimizing investment costs of gas pipeline building. The main objective of this

D. Danilovic; V. K. Maricic; I. Ristovic

2011-01-01

287

Apparatus For The Liquefaaction Of Natural Gas And Methods Relating To Same  

Microsoft Academic Search

An apparatus and method for producing liquefied natural gas. A liquefaction plant may be coupled to a source of unpurified natural gas, such as a natural gas pipeline at a pressure letdown station. A portion of the gas is drawn off and split into a process stream and a cooling stream. The cooling stream passes through a turbo expander creating

Bruce M. Wilding; Dennis N. Bingham; Michael G. McKellar; Terry D. Turner; Kevin T. Raterman; Gary L. Palmer; Kerry M. Klingler; John J. Vranicar

2003-01-01

288

Apparatus for the liquefaction of natural gas and methods relating to same  

Microsoft Academic Search

An apparatus and method for producing liquefied natural gas. A liquefaction plant may be coupled to a source of unpurified natural gas, such as a natural gas pipeline at a pressure letdown station. A portion of the gas is drawn off and split into a process stream and a cooling stream. The cooling stream passes through an expander creating work

Bruce M. Wilding; Michael G. McKellar; Terry D. Turner; Francis H. Carney

2009-01-01

289

Apparatus For The Liquefaaction Of Natural Gas And Methods Relating To Same  

Microsoft Academic Search

An apparatus and method for producing liquefied natural gas. A liquefaction plant may be coupled to a source of unpurified natural gas, such as a natural gas pipeline at a pressure letdown station. A portion of the gas is drawn off and split into a process stream and a cooling stream. The cooling stream passes through a turbo expander creating

Bruce M. Wilding; Dennis N. Bingham; Michael G. McKellar; Terry D. Turner; Kevin T. Rateman; Gary L. Palmer; Kerry M. Klinger; John J. Vranicar

2005-01-01

290

Apparatus for the liquefaction of natural gas and methods relating to same  

Microsoft Academic Search

An apparatus and method for producing liquefied natural gas. A liquefaction plant may be coupled to a source of unpurified natural gas, such as a natural gas pipeline at a pressure letdown station. A portion of the gas is drawn off and split into a process stream and a cooling stream. The cooling stream passes through a turbo expander creating

Bruce M. Wilding; Dennis N. Bingham; Michael G. McKellar; Terry D. Turner; Kevin T. Raterman; Gary L. Palmer; Kerry M. Klingler; John J. Vranicar

2007-01-01

291

Mixed feed evaporator  

DOEpatents

In the preparation of the gaseous reactant feed to undergo a chemical reaction requiring the presence of steam, the efficiency of overall power utilization is improved by premixing the gaseous reactant feed with water and then heating to evaporate the water in the presence of the gaseous reactant feed, the heating fluid utilized being at a temperature below the boiling point of water at the pressure in the volume where the evaporation occurs.

Vakil, Himanshu B. (Schenectady, NY); Kosky, Philip G. (Ballston Lake, NY)

1982-01-01

292

Measure Guideline: Evaporative Condensers  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this measure guideline on evaporative condensers is to provide information on a cost-effective solution for energy and demand savings in homes with cooling loads. This is a prescriptive approach that outlines selection criteria, design and installation procedures, and operation and maintenance best practices. This document has been prepared to provide a process for properly designing, installing, and maintaining evaporative condenser systems as well as understanding the benefits, costs, and tradeoffs.

German, A.; Dakin, B.; Hoeschele, M.

2012-03-01

293

Turbulent Sprays Evaporating Under  

Microsoft Academic Search

An “in-house” computational fluid dynamics code implementing a Euler-Lagrange approach is extended by incorporating the Euler-Euler (two-fluid model) approach, to improve prediction capabilities of flow and thermal characteristics of turbulent evaporating sprays. The performance of both approaches is assessed by comparing predictions with experimental data for a variety of evaporating-spray test cases. The applicability of the Euler-Lagrange and Euler-Euler approach

Maria A. Founti; Dimitrios I. Katsourinis; Dionysios I. Kolaitis

2007-01-01

294

Analytical resource assessment method for continuous (unconventional) oil and gas accumulations - The "ACCESS" Method  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) periodically assesses petroleum resources of areas within the United States and the world. The purpose of this report is to explain the development of an analytic probabilistic method and spreadsheet software system called Analytic Cell-Based Continuous Energy Spreadsheet System (ACCESS). The ACCESS method is based upon mathematical equations derived from probability theory. The ACCESS spreadsheet can be used to calculate estimates of the undeveloped oil, gas, and NGL (natural gas liquids) resources in a continuous-type assessment unit. An assessment unit is a mappable volume of rock in a total petroleum system. In this report, the geologic assessment model is defined first, the analytic probabilistic method is described second, and the spreadsheet ACCESS is described third. In this revised version of Open-File Report 00-044 , the text has been updated to reflect modifications that were made to the ACCESS program. Two versions of the program are added as appendixes.

Crovelli, Robert A.; revised by Charpentier, Ronald R.

2012-01-01

295

Tank 26 Evaporator Feed Pump Transfer Analysis  

SciTech Connect

The transfer of liquid salt solution from Tank 26 to an evaporator is to be accomplished by activating the evaporator feed pump, located approximately 72 inches above the sludge layer, while simultaneously turning on the downcomer. Previously, activation of the evaporator feed pump was an isolated event without any other components running at the same time. An analysis of the dissolved solution transfer has been performed using computational fluid dynamics methods to determine the amount of entrained sludge solids pumped out of the tank to the evaporator with the downcomer turned on. The analysis results showed that, for the maximum and minimum supernate levels in Tank 26 (252.5 and 72 inches above the sludge layer, respectively), the evaporator feed pump will entrain between 0.03 and 0.1 wt% sludge undissolved solids weight fraction into the eductor, respectively, and therefore are an order of magnitude less than the 1.0 wt% undissolved solids loading criteria to feed the evaporator. Lower tank liquid levels, with respect to the sludge layer, result in higher amounts of sludge entrainment due to the increased velocity of the plunging jets from the downcomer and evaporator feed pump bypass as well as decreased dissipation depth. Revision 1 clarifies the analysis presented in Revision 0 and corrects a mathematical error in the calculations for Table 4.1 in Revision 0. However, the conclusions and recommendations of the analysis do not change for Revision 1.

Tamburello, David; Dimenna, Richard; Lee, Si

2009-02-11

296

Gas chromatographic method for determination of uracil herbicides in roots of Echinacea angustifolia Moench (Asteraceae)  

Microsoft Academic Search

A GC\\/NPD method and a rapid screening TLC method were developed for the simultaneous determination of uracil herbicide residues (bromacil, lenacil, terbacil) in the roots of Echinacea angustifolia Moench (Asteraceae). The uracil herbicide residues were extracted into acetone. After evaporation of acetone from the acetone-water extract the residue was dissolved in water-methanol (5:1 v\\/v). Cyclohexane was used for removal of

Štefánia Vaverková

1998-01-01

297

Method for directly recovering fluorine from gas streams  

DOEpatents

This invention is a process for the direct recovery of gaseous fluorine from waste-gas streams or the like. The process comprises passing the gas stream through a bed of anhydrous K.sub.3 NiF.sub.6 pellets to fluorinate the same to K.sub.3 NiF.sub.7 and subsequently desorbing the fluorine by heating the K.sub.3 NiF.sub.7 pellets to a temperature re-converting them to K.sub.3 NiF.sub.6. The efficiency of the fluorine-absorption step is maximized by operating in a selected and conveniently low temperature. The desorbed fluorine is highly pure and is at a pressure of several atmospheres. Preferably, the K.sub.3 NiF.sub.6 pellets are prepared by a method including the steps of forming agglomerates of hydrated K.sub.3 NiF.sub.5, sintering the agglomerates to form K.sub.3 NiF.sub.5 pellets of enhanced reactivity with respect to fluorine, and fluorinating the sintered pellets to K.sub.3 NiF.sub.6.

Orlett, Michael J. (Portsmouth, OH); Saraceno, Anthony J. (Waverly, OH)

1981-01-01

298

Method and apparatus for recovery of energy from blast furnace exhaust gas  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for recovering energy from a blast furnace exhaust gas by utilizing an axial-flow turbine. According to the method of the present invention, a blast furnace exhaust gas is first passed through a wet scrubber to remove dusts and form a saturated gas, and low temperature water is sprayed to the saturated

Shirato

1981-01-01

299

Method of jointly manufacturing carburetted water gas and volatile hydrocarbon motor fuels  

Microsoft Academic Search

This patent describes a method method of jointly manufacturing carburetted water gas and volatile hydrocarbon motor fuel by air blasting a bed of carbonaceous fuel to incandescence. It involves passing the heated blast gases as produced over heat-absorbent material to heat the same, steam blasting the incandescent bed to produce water gas, passing the heated water gas over the said

1926-01-01

300

Evaluation method for closed cycle gas turbines in cogeneration applications  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The utilization of coal-fired closed cycle gas turbine/atmospheric fluidized bed (CCGT/AFB) electrical power generating plants for cogeneration was investigated. Both industrial process and district heating and cooling applications in the 10- to 50-MWe range were considered. An evaluation procedure was developed in which cogeneration plant capital, operating, maintenance, and financing costs are compared with the cost of providing equivalent services by traditional methods. Computer optimized conceptual designs of the CCGT/AFB plants were prepared, and performance and capital costs were estimated. A broad spectrum of applications including towns, military bases, universities, and industrial processes was surveyed. This paper presents the general evaluation procedure, typical plant designs, and the evaluation of two applications.

Daudet, H. C.; Trimble, S. W.

1980-03-01

301

Some methods of oil and gas reserve estimation in Azerbaijan  

SciTech Connect

This article deals with the scientific and practical problems related to estimating oil and gas reserves in terrigenous reservoirs of the Productive Series of middle Pliocene and in Upper Cretaceous volcanic and sedimentary rocks. The deposits in question are spread over onshore Azerbaijan and adjacent offshore areas in the Caspian Sea and are approximately 6.5 km deep. This article presents lithologic, stratigraphic, and petrophysical criteria used for selecting prospects for reserve estimation. Also presented are information on structure of rocks and estimation of their lithologic and physical properties. New methods for the interpretation and application of petrophysical and logging data, as well as statistical estimation of reserves, in complex volcaniclastic reservoir rocks, are also discussed.

Abasov, M.T.; Buryakovsky, L.A.; Kondrushkin, Y.M.; Dzhevanshir, R.D.; Bagarov, T.Y. [Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences, Baku (Azerbaijan); Chilingar, G.V. [Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

1997-08-01

302

Apparatus and method for gas turbine active combustion control system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An Active Combustion Control System and method provides for monitoring combustor pressure and modulating fuel to a gas turbine combustor to prevent combustion dynamics and/or flame extinguishments. The system includes an actuator, wherein the actuator periodically injects pulsed fuel into the combustor. The apparatus also includes a sensor connected to the combustion chamber down stream from an inlet, where the sensor generates a signal detecting the pressure oscillations in the combustor. The apparatus controls the actuator in response to the sensor. The apparatus prompts the actuator to periodically inject pulsed fuel into the combustor at a predetermined sympathetic frequency and magnitude, thereby controlling the amplitude of the pressure oscillations in the combustor by modulating the natural oscillations.

Umeh, Chukwueloka (Inventor); Kammer, Leonardo C. (Inventor); Shah, Minesh (Inventor); Fortin, Jeffrey B. (Inventor); Knobloch, Aaron (Inventor); Myers, William J. (Inventor); Mancini, Alfred Albert (Inventor)

2011-01-01

303

Method for removing metal vapor from gas streams  

DOEpatents

A process for cleaning an inert gas contaminated with a metallic vapor, such as cadmium, involves withdrawing gas containing the metallic contaminant from a gas atmosphere of high purity argon; passing the gas containing the metallic contaminant to a mass transfer unit having a plurality of hot gas channels separated by a plurality of coolant gas channels; cooling the contaminated gas as it flows upward through the mass transfer unit to cause contaminated gas vapor to condense on the gas channel walls; regenerating the gas channels of the mass transfer unit; and, returning the cleaned gas to the gas atmosphere of high purity argon. The condensing of the contaminant-containing vapor occurs while suppressing contaminant particulate formation, and is promoted by providing a sufficient amount of surface area in the mass transfer unit to cause the vapor to condense and relieve supersaturation buildup such that contaminant particulates are not formed. Condensation of the contaminant is prevented on supply and return lines in which the contaminant containing gas is withdrawn and returned from and to the electrorefiner and mass transfer unit by heating and insulating the supply and return lines.

Ahluwalia, R. K. (6440 Hillcrest Dr., Burr Ridge, IL 60521); Im, K. H. (925 Lehigh Cir., Naperville, IL 60565)

1996-01-01

304

Method for removing metal vapor from gas streams  

DOEpatents

A process for cleaning an inert gas contaminated with a metallic vapor, such as cadmium, involves withdrawing gas containing the metallic contaminant from a gas atmosphere of high purity argon; passing the gas containing the metallic contaminant to a mass transfer unit having a plurality of hot gas channels separated by a plurality of coolant gas channels; cooling the contaminated gas as it flows upward through the mass transfer unit to cause contaminated gas vapor to condense on the gas channel walls; regenerating the gas channels of the mass transfer unit; and, returning the cleaned gas to the gas atmosphere of high purity argon. The condensing of the contaminant-containing vapor occurs while suppressing contaminant particulate formation, and is promoted by providing a sufficient amount of surface area in the mass transfer unit to cause the vapor to condense and relieve supersaturation buildup such that contaminant particulates are not formed. Condensation of the contaminant is prevented on supply and return lines in which the contaminant containing gas is withdrawn and returned from and to the electrorefiner and mass transfer unit by heating and insulating the supply and return lines. 13 figs.

Ahluwalia, R.K.; Im, K.H.

1996-04-02

305

Method for controlling exhaust gas heat recovery systems in vehicles  

DOEpatents

A method of operating a vehicle including an engine, a transmission, an exhaust gas heat recovery (EGHR) heat exchanger, and an oil-to-water heat exchanger providing selective heat-exchange communication between the engine and transmission. The method includes controlling a two-way valve, which is configured to be set to one of an engine position and a transmission position. The engine position allows heat-exchange communication between the EGHR heat exchanger and the engine, but does not allow heat-exchange communication between the EGHR heat exchanger and the oil-to-water heat exchanger. The transmission position allows heat-exchange communication between the EGHR heat exchanger, the oil-to-water heat exchanger, and the engine. The method also includes monitoring an ambient air temperature and comparing the monitored ambient air temperature to a predetermined cold ambient temperature. If the monitored ambient air temperature is greater than the predetermined cold ambient temperature, the two-way valve is set to the transmission position.

Spohn, Brian L.; Claypole, George M.; Starr, Richard D

2013-06-11

306

Characterization and morphological analysis of a cholecystokinin derivative peptide-loaded poly(lactide-co-glycolide) microspheres prepared by a water-in-oil-in-water emulsion solvent evaporation method  

Microsoft Academic Search

The water soluble peptide, pBC 264, derived from cholecystokinin and composed of seven aminoacids was encapsulated in poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLG) microspheres prepared by a multiple emulsion [(W1\\/O)W2] solvent evaporation method. The encapsulation efficiency of pBC 264 was very low when the inner emulsion contained no stabilizing agent. However, the encapsulation rate was improved by the addition of ovalbumin (OVA) used as

Mar??a J Blanco-Pr??eto; Elias Fattal; Annette Gulik; Jean C Dedieu; Bernard P Roques; Patrick Couvreur

1997-01-01

307

Applying the isochronal, transient p/z method to gas wells exhibiting wellbore storage effects  

E-print Network

Static reservoir pressures are required for gas material balance plz vs. Gp plots. A new method has been developed that uses wellbore storage distorted early time pressure buildup data to determine original gas in place (OGIP). Analysis...

Deshpande, Anil

1993-01-01

308

Gas-liquid separator and method of operation  

DOEpatents

A system for gas-liquid separation in electrolysis processes is provided. The system includes a first compartment having a liquid carrier including a first gas therein and a second compartment having the liquid carrier including a second gas therein. The system also includes a gas-liquid separator fluidically coupled to the first and second compartments for separating the liquid carrier from the first and second gases.

Soloveichik, Grigorii Lev (Latham, NY); Whitt, David Brandon (Albany, NY)

2009-07-14

309

Method for removing particulate matter from a gas stream  

DOEpatents

Particulate matter is removed from a stream of pressurized gas by directing the stream of gas upwardly through a bed of porous material, the porous bed being held in an open ended container and at least partially submerged in liquid. The passage of the gas through the porous bed sets up a circulation in the liquid which cleans the particulate matter from the bed.

Postma, Arlin K. (Benton City, WA)

1984-01-01

310

Maintenance strategy for a salt gradient solar pond coupled with an evaporation pond  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a previous study, the authors presented a simple mathematical model for predicting the ratio of the evaporation pond area to that of a salt gradient solar pond area. The evaporation pond idea provides a very attractive method of salt recycling by evaporation, especially in areas of high evaporation and low rates of rain as it is the case for

K. R. Agha; S. M. Abughres; A. M. Ramadan

2004-01-01

311

Lattice-Boltzmann simulations of droplet evaporation.  

PubMed

We study the utility and validity of lattice-Boltzmann (LB) simulations to explore droplet evaporation driven by a concentration gradient. Using a binary-fluid lattice-Boltzmann algorithm based on Cahn-Hilliard dynamics, we study the evaporation of planar films and 3D sessile droplets from smooth solid surfaces. Our results show that LB simulations accurately reproduce the classical regime of quasi-static dynamics. Beyond this limit, we show that the algorithm can be used to explore regimes where the evaporative and diffusive timescales are not widely separated, and to include the effect of boundaries of prescribed driving concentration. We illustrate the method by considering the evaporation of a droplet from a solid surface that is chemically patterned with hydrophilic and hydrophobic stripes. PMID:25186667

Ledesma-Aguilar, Rodrigo; Vella, Dominic; Yeomans, Julia M

2014-11-01

312

Method for removing undesired particles from gas streams  

DOEpatents

The present invention discloses a process for removing undesired particles from a gas stream including the steps of contacting a composition containing an adhesive with the gas stream; collecting the undesired particles and adhesive on a collection surface to form an aggregate comprising the adhesive and undesired particles on the collection surface; and removing the agglomerate from the collection zone. The composition may then be atomized and injected into the gas stream. The composition may include a liquid that vaporizes in the gas stream. After the liquid vaporizes, adhesive particles are entrained in the gas stream. The process may be applied to electrostatic precipitators and filtration systems to improve undesired particle collection efficiency.

Durham, Michael Dean (Castle Rock, CO); Schlager, Richard John (Aurora, CO); Ebner, Timothy George (Westminster, CO); Stewart, Robin Michele (Arvada, CO); Hyatt, David E. (Denver, CO); Bustard, Cynthia Jean (Littleton, CO); Sjostrom, Sharon (Denver, CO)

1998-01-01

313

Multiphysics methods development for high temperature gas reactor analysis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Multiphysics computational methods were developed to perform design and safety analysis of the next generation Pebble Bed High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactors. A suite of code modules was developed to solve the coupled thermal-hydraulics and neutronics field equations. The thermal-hydraulics module is based on the three dimensional solution of the mass, momentum and energy equations in cylindrical coordinates within the framework of the porous media method. The neutronics module is a part of the PARCS (Purdue Advanced Reactor Core Simulator) code and provides a fine mesh finite difference solution of the neutron diffusion equation in three dimensional cylindrical coordinates. Coupling of the two modules was performed by mapping the solution variables from one module to the other. Mapping is performed automatically in the code system by the use of a common material mesh in both modules. The standalone validation of the thermal-hydraulics module was performed with several cases of the SANA experiment and the standalone thermal-hydraulics exercise of the PBMR-400 benchmark problem. The standalone neutronics module was validated by performing the relevant exercises of the PBMR-268 and PBMR-400 benchmark problems. Additionally, the validation of the coupled code system was performed by analyzing several steady state and transient cases of the OECD/NEA PBMR-400 benchmark problem.

Seker, Volkan

314

Method and apparatus for producing gas-filled hollow spheres  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A system for forming hollow spheres containing pressured gas is described which includes a cylinder device containing a molten solid material with a nozzle at its end. A second gas nozzle, lying slightly upstream from the tip of the first nozzle, is connected to a source that applies pressured filler gas that is to fill the hollow spheres. High pressure is applied to the molten metal, as by moving a piston within the cylinder device, to force the molten material out of the first nozzle. At the same time, pressured gas fills the center of the extruded hollow liquid pipe that breaks into hollow spheres. The environment outside the nozzles contains gas at a high pressure such as 100 atmospheres. Gas is supplied to the gas nozzle at a slightly higher pressure such as 101 atmospheres. The pressure applied to the molten material is at a still higher pressure such as 110 atmospheres.

Wang, T. G.; Elleman, D. D.

1982-08-01

315

A method for measuring the size distribution and the local gas concentration in gas-liquid flows  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new optical method for measuring sizes of a dispersed phase (gas bubbles in liquid or drops of liquid in gas) illuminated\\u000a by a laser “sheet” is substantiated theoretically and experimentally. The accuracy of the method is determined by the resolution\\u000a of image recording systems. In a test experiment, the error for measuring the sizes of a dispersed phase was

A. P. Belousov; P. Ya. Belousov

2008-01-01

316

The effect of carrier gas flow rate and source cell temperature on low pressure organic vapor phase deposition simulation by direct simulation Monte Carlo method.  

PubMed

The process of low pressure organic vapor phase deposition (LP-OVPD) controls the growth of amorphous organic thin films, where the source gases (Alq3 molecule, etc.) are introduced into a hot wall reactor via an injection barrel using an inert carrier gas (N2 molecule). It is possible to control well the following substrate properties such as dopant concentration, deposition rate, and thickness uniformity of the thin film. In this paper, we present LP-OVPD simulation results using direct simulation Monte Carlo-Neutrals (Particle-PLUS neutral module) which is commercial software adopting direct simulation Monte Carlo method. By estimating properly the evaporation rate with experimental vaporization enthalpies, the calculated deposition rates on the substrate agree well with the experimental results that depend on carrier gas flow rate and source cell temperature. PMID:23674843

Wada, Takao; Ueda, Noriaki

2013-04-21

317

The effect of carrier gas flow rate and source cell temperature on low pressure organic vapor phase deposition simulation by direct simulation Monte Carlo method  

PubMed Central

The process of low pressure organic vapor phase deposition (LP-OVPD) controls the growth of amorphous organic thin films, where the source gases (Alq3 molecule, etc.) are introduced into a hot wall reactor via an injection barrel using an inert carrier gas (N2 molecule). It is possible to control well the following substrate properties such as dopant concentration, deposition rate, and thickness uniformity of the thin film. In this paper, we present LP-OVPD simulation results using direct simulation Monte Carlo-Neutrals (Particle-PLUS neutral module) which is commercial software adopting direct simulation Monte Carlo method. By estimating properly the evaporation rate with experimental vaporization enthalpies, the calculated deposition rates on the substrate agree well with the experimental results that depend on carrier gas flow rate and source cell temperature. PMID:23674843

Wada, Takao; Ueda, Noriaki

2013-01-01

318

The effect of carrier gas flow rate and source cell temperature on low pressure organic vapor phase deposition simulation by direct simulation Monte Carlo method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The process of low pressure organic vapor phase deposition (LP-OVPD) controls the growth of amorphous organic thin films, where the source gases (Alq3 molecule, etc.) are introduced into a hot wall reactor via an injection barrel using an inert carrier gas (N2 molecule). It is possible to control well the following substrate properties such as dopant concentration, deposition rate, and thickness uniformity of the thin film. In this paper, we present LP-OVPD simulation results using direct simulation Monte Carlo-Neutrals (Particle-PLUS neutral module) which is commercial software adopting direct simulation Monte Carlo method. By estimating properly the evaporation rate with experimental vaporization enthalpies, the calculated deposition rates on the substrate agree well with the experimental results that depend on carrier gas flow rate and source cell temperature.

Wada, Takao; Ueda, Noriaki

2013-04-01

319

Hot air drum evaporator  

DOEpatents

An evaporation system for aqueous radioactive waste uses standard 30 and 55 gallon drums. Waste solutions form cascading water sprays as they pass over a number of trays arranged in a vertical stack within a drum. Hot dry air is circulated radially of the drum through the water sprays thereby removing water vapor. The system is encased in concrete to prevent exposure to radioactivity. The use of standard 30 and 55 gallon drums permits an inexpensive compact modular design that is readily disposable, thus eliminating maintenance and radiation build-up problems encountered with conventional evaporation systems.

Black, Roger L. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1981-01-01

320

Abstract--In this paper, Reversed-Flow Gas Chromatography (RF-GC) is utilized to investigate the  

E-print Network

Abstract--In this paper, Reversed-Flow Gas Chromatography (RF-GC) is utilized to investigate Chromatography (RF-GC) method can be used as an indicator to `measure' the evaporation rates of liquid Manuscript by a factor of 46-50% [16-22]. This paper demonstrates the utilization of RF-GC in the study of evaporation

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

321

Evaporator Development for an Evaporative Heat Pipe System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As fossil fuel resources continue to deplete, research for alternate power sources continues to develop. One of these alternate technologies is fuel cells. They are a practical fuel source able to provide significant amounts of power for applications from laptops to automobiles and their only byproduct is water. However, although this technology is over a century old and NASA has been working with it since the early 1960 s there is still room for improvement. The research I am involved in at NASA's Glenn Research Center is focusing on what is called a regenerative fuel cell system. The unique characteristic of this type of system is that it used an outside power source to create electrolysis of the water it produces and it then reuses the hydrogen and oxygen to continue producing power. The advantage of this type of system is that, for example, on space missions it can use solar power to recharge its gas supplies between periods when the object being orbited blocks out the sun. This particular system however is far from completion. This is because of the many components that are required to make up a fuel cell that need to be tested individually. The specific part of the system that is being worked on this summer of 2004 is the cooling system. The fuel cell stack, that is the part that actually creates the power, also produces a lot of heat. When not properly cooled, it has been known to cause fires which, needless to say are not conducive to the type of power that is trying to be created. In order to cool the fuel cell stack in this system we are developing a heat pipe cooling system. One of the main components of a heat pipe cooling system is what is known as the evaporator, and that is what happens to be the part of the system we are developing this summer. In most heat pipe systems the evaporator is a tube in which the working fluid is cooled and then re-circulated through the system to absorb more heat energy from the fuel cell stack. For this system, instead of a tube, the evaporator is made up of a stack-up of screen material and absorbent membranes inside a stainless steel shell and held together by a film adhesive and epoxy. There is an initial design for this flat plate evaporator, however is has not yet been made. The components of the stack-up are known, so all testing is focused on how it will all go together. This includes finding an appropriate epoxy to make the evaporator conductive all the way through and finding a way to hold the required tight tolerances as the stainless steel outer shell is put together. By doing the tests on smaller samples of the stack-ups and then testing the fill size component, the final flat plate evaporator will reach its final design so that research can continue on other parts of the regenerative fue1 cell system, and another step in the improvement of fue1 cell technology can be made.

Peters, Leigh C.

2004-01-01

322

Generalized average of signals (GAS) - a new method for denoising and phase detection  

Microsoft Academic Search

A novel method called Generalized Average of Signals (GAS) was developed and tested during the last two years (Málek et al., in press). This method is designed for processing of seismograms from dense seismic arrays and is convenient mainly for denoising and weak phase detection. The main idea of the GAS method is based on non-linear stacking of seismograms in

J. Malek; P. Kolinsky; J. Strunc; J. Valenta

2007-01-01

323

Systems and method for delivering liquified gas to an engine  

DOEpatents

A liquified gas delivery system for a motorized platform includes a holding tank configured to receive liquified gas. A first conduit extends from a vapor holding portion of the tank to a valve device. A second conduit extends from a liquid holding portion of the tank to the valve device. Fluid coupled to the valve device is a vaporizer which is in communication with an engine. The valve device selectively withdraws either liquified gas or liquified gas vapor from the tank depending on the pressure within the vapor holding portion of the tank. Various configurations of the delivery system can be utilized for pressurizing the tank during operation.

Bingham, Dennis N. (Idaho Falls, ID); Wilding, Bruce M. (Idaho Falls, ID); O'Brien, James E. (Idaho Falls, ID); Siahpush, Ali S. (Idaho Falls, ID); Brown, Kevin B. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2002-01-01

324

Methods For Delivering Liquified Gas To An Engine  

DOEpatents

A liquified gas delivery system for a motorized platform includes a holding tank configured to receive liquified gas. A first conduit extends from a vapor holding portion of the tank to a valve device. A second conduit extends from a liquid holding portion of the tank to the valve device. Fluid coupled to the valve device is a vaporizer which is in communication with an engine. The valve device selectively withdraws either liquified gas or liquified gas vapor from the tank depending on the pressure within the vapor holding portion of the tank. Various configurations of the delivery system can be utilized for pressurizing the tank during operation.

Bingham, Dennis N. (Idaho Falls, ID); Wilding, Bruce M. (Idaho Falls, ID); O'Brien, James E. (Idaho Falls, ID); Siahpush, Ali S. (Idaho Falls, ID); Brown, Kevin B. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2003-09-16

325

Methods For Delivering Liquified Gas To An Engine  

DOEpatents

A liquified gas delivery system for a motorized platform includes a holding tank configured to receive liquified gas. A first conduit extends from a vapor holding portion of the tank to a valve device. A second conduit extends from a liquid holding portion of the tank to the valve device. Fluid coupled to the valve device is a vaporizer which is in communication with an engine. The valve device selectively withdraws either liquified gas or liquified gas vapor from the tank depending on the pressure within the vapor holding portion of the tank. Various configurations of the delivery system can be utilized for pressurizing the tank during operation.

Bingham, Dennis N. (Idaho Falls, ID); Wilding, Bruce M. (Idaho Falls, ID); O'Brien, James E. (Idaho Falls, ID); Siahpush, Ali S. (Idaho Falls, ID); Brown, Kevin B. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2005-10-11

326

Method for high temperature mercury capture from gas streams  

DOEpatents

A process to facilitate mercury extraction from high temperature flue/fuel gas via the use of metal sorbents which capture mercury at ambient and high temperatures. The spent sorbents can be regenerated after exposure to mercury. The metal sorbents can be used as pure metals (or combinations of metals) or dispersed on an inert support to increase surface area per gram of metal sorbent. Iridium and ruthenium are effective for mercury removal from flue and smelter gases. Palladium and platinum are effective for mercury removal from fuel gas (syngas). An iridium-platinum alloy is suitable for metal capture in many industrial effluent gas streams including highly corrosive gas streams.

Granite, E.J.; Pennline, H.W.

2006-04-25

327

TANK 26 EVAPORATOR FEED PUMP TRANSFER ANALYSIS  

SciTech Connect

The transfer of liquid salt solution from Tank 26 to an evaporator is to be accomplished by activating the evaporator feed pump, located approximately 72 inches above the sludge layer, while simultaneously turning on the downcomer. Previously, activation of the evaporator feed pump was an isolated event without any other components running at the same time. An analysis of the dissolved solution transfer has been performed using computational fluid dynamics methods to determine the amount of entrained sludge solids pumped out of the tank to the evaporator with the downcomer turned on. The analysis results showed that, for the maximum and minimum supernate levels in Tank 26 (252.5 and 72 inches above the sludge layer, respectively), the evaporator feed pump will entrain between 0.05 and 0.1 wt% sludge solids weight fraction into the eductor, respectively. Lower tank liquid levels, with respect to the sludge layer, result in higher amounts of sludge entrainment due to the increased velocity of the plunging jets from the downcomer and evaporator feed pump bypass as well as decreased dissipation depth.

Tamburello, D; Si Lee, S; Richard Dimenna, R

2008-09-30

328

TANK 32 EVAPORATOR FEED PUMP TRANSFER ANALYSIS  

SciTech Connect

The transfer of liquid salt solution from Tank 32 to an evaporator is to be accomplished by activating the evaporator feed pump, with the supernate surface at a minimum height of approximately 74.4 inches above the sludge layer, while simultaneously turning on the downcomer with a flow rate of 110 gpm. Previously, activation of the evaporator feed pump was an isolated event without any other components running at the same time. An analysis of the dissolved solution transfer has been performed using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods to determine the amount of entrained sludge solids pumped out of the tank toward the evaporator with the downcomer turned on. The analysis results shows that, for the minimum tank liquid level of 105 inches above the tank bottom (which corresponds to a liquid depth of 74.4 inches above the sludge layer), the evaporator feed pump will contain less than 0.1 wt% sludge solids in the discharge stream, which is an order of magnitude less than the 1.0 wt% undissolved solids (UDS) loading criteria to feed the evaporator. Lower liquid levels with respect to the sludge layer will result in higher amounts of sludge entrainment due to the increased plunging jet velocity from the downcomer disturbing the sludge layer.

Tamburello, D; Richard Dimenna, R; Si Lee, S

2009-01-27

329

Semiconductor gas sensors based on nanostructured tungsten oxide  

Microsoft Academic Search

Semiconductor gas sensors based on nanocrystallline WO3 films were produced by two different methods. Advanced reactive gas evaporation was used in both cases either for a direct deposition of films (deposited films) or to produce ultra fine WO3 powder which was used for screen printing of thick films. The deposited films sintered at 480 °C and the screen-printed films sintered

J. L Solis; S Saukko; L Kish; C. G Granqvist; V Lantto

2001-01-01

330

Influence of surface wettability on transport mechanisms governing water droplet evaporation.  

PubMed

Prediction and manipulation of the evaporation of small droplets is a fundamental problem with importance in a variety of microfluidic, microfabrication, and biomedical applications. A vapor-diffusion-based model has been widely employed to predict the interfacial evaporation rate; however, its scope of applicability is limited due to incorporation of a number of simplifying assumptions of the physical behavior. Two key transport mechanisms besides vapor diffusion-evaporative cooling and natural convection in the surrounding gas-are investigated here as a function of the substrate wettability using an augmented droplet evaporation model. Three regimes are distinguished by the instantaneous contact angle (CA). In Regime I (CA ? 60°), the flat droplet shape results in a small thermal resistance between the liquid-vapor interface and substrate, which mitigates the effect of evaporative cooling; upward gas-phase natural convection enhances evaporation. In Regime II (60 ? CA ? 90°), evaporative cooling at the interface suppresses evaporation with increasing contact angle and counterbalances the gas-phase convection enhancement. Because effects of the evaporative cooling and gas-phase convection mechanisms largely neutralize each other, the vapor-diffusion-based model can predict the overall evaporation rates in this regime. In Regime III (CA ? 90°), evaporative cooling suppresses the evaporation rate significantly and reverses entirely the direction of natural convection induced by vapor concentration gradients in the gas phase. Delineation of these counteracting mechanisms reconciles previous debate (founded on single-surface experiments or models that consider only a subset of the governing transport mechanisms) regarding the applicability of the classic vapor-diffusion model. The vapor diffusion-based model cannot predict the local evaporation flux along the interface for high contact angle (CA ? 90°) when evaporative cooling is strong and the temperature gradient along the interface determines the peak local evaporation flux. PMID:25105726

Pan, Zhenhai; Weibel, Justin A; Garimella, Suresh V

2014-08-19

331

A method for the removal of elemental mercury from a gas stream  

SciTech Connect

A method is provided to remove elemental mercury from a gas stream by reacting the gas stream with an oxidizing solution to convert the elemental mercury to soluble mercury compounds. Other constituents are also oxidized. The gas stream is then passed through a wet scrubber to remove the mercuric compounds and oxidized constituents.

Mendelsohn, Marshall H.; Huang, Hann-Sheng

1997-12-01

332

Method for the removal of elemental mercury from a gas stream  

DOEpatents

A method is provided to remove elemental mercury from a gas stream by reacting the gas stream with an oxidizing solution to convert the elemental mercury to soluble mercury compounds. Other constituents are also oxidized. The gas stream is then passed through a wet scrubber to remove the mercuric compounds and oxidized constituents. 7 figs.

Mendelsohn, M.H.; Huang, H.S.

1999-05-04

333

Method for the removal of elemental mercury from a gas stream  

DOEpatents

A method is provided to remove elemental mercury from a gas stream by reacting the gas stream with an oxidizing solution to convert the elemental mercury to soluble mercury compounds. Other constituents are also oxidized. The gas stream is then passed through a wet scrubber to remove the mercuric compounds and oxidized constituents.

Mendelsohn, Marshall H. (Downers Grove, IL); Huang, Hann-Sheng (Darien, IL)

1999-01-01

334

FIELD COMPARISON OF PORTABLE GAS CHROMATOGRAPHS WITH METHOD TO-14  

EPA Science Inventory

A field-deployable prototype fast gas chromatograph (FGC) and two commercially-available portable gas chromatographs (PGC) were evaluated by measuring organic vapors in ambient air at a field monitoring site in metropolitan San Juan, Puerto Rico. he data were compared with simult...

335

A Simpler Way to Tame Multiple-Effect Evaporators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a new method to teach the subject of evaporators which is both simple enough to use in the classroom and accurate and flexible enough to be used as a design tool in practice. Gives an example using a triple evaporator series. Analyzes the effect of this method. (CW)

Joye, Donald D.; Koko, F. William Jr.

1988-01-01

336

Composite optical waveguide composed of a tapered film of bromothymol blue evaporated onto a potassium ion-exchanged waveguide and its application as a guided wave absorption-based ammonia-gas sensor.  

PubMed

For what is the first time to our knowledge, we have successfully evaporated a tapered film of bromothymol blue (BTB) onto a potassium ion-exchanged (PIE) waveguide to form a composite optical waveguide (COWG) for trace-ammonia detection. The BTB film has a high refractive index (1.69) and a smooth surface and is transparent to a 633-nm laser beam in air. In the COWG structure, the BTB film serves as a single-mode waveguide, and adiabatic transition of the TE(0) mode was realized between the BTB waveguide and the PIE waveguide with both BTB tapers. In the presence of ammonia, the BTB film changes color from yellow to blue, which causes absorption of the 633-nm guided wave. Our experimental results demonstrate that such a guided wave absorption-based ammonia-gas sensor is much more sensitive than one based on evanescent-wave absorption. A detection limit of part in 10(9) of ammonia has been realized for a BTB film-PIE glass COWG. PMID:18040405

Qi, Z M; Yimit, A; Itoh, K; Murabayashi, M; Matsuda, N; Takatsu, A; Kato, K

2001-05-01

337

Molecular characterization of phospholipids by high-performance liquid chromatography combined with an evaporative light scattering detector, high-performance liquid chromatography combined with mass spectrometry, and gas chromatography combined with a flame ionization detector in different oat varieties.  

PubMed

Oat (Avena sativa L.) is an important crop produced in various regions of Europe and North America. Oat lipids are a heterogeneous mixture of acyl lipids and unsaponifiable components. The neutral lipids are mainly triacylglycerols and account for 50-60% of total oat lipids. Oat oil is also rich in polar lipids, that is, phospholipids and glycolipids. Characterization of oat polar lipids has largely been performed by thin-layer chromatography (TLC), but the composition of phospholipid classes has been poorly studied. The aim of our work was the determination of different phospholipids in Romanian oat samples. For that purpose, one commercial sample (Comun) and four pure varieties (Jeremy, Lovrin 1, Lovrin 27-T, and Mures) were used. High-performance liquid chromatography combined with an evaporative light scattering detector results allowed us to establish that phosphatidylethanolamine was the most representative phospholipid in all of the oat samples. In addition, high-performance liquid chromatography combined with electrospray ionization mass spectrometry analysis showed that C16:0, C16:1, C18:0, C18:1, C18:2, C18:3, C20:0, and C20:1 were the fatty acids bound to the glycerol backbone. Using first-preparative TLC and later gas chromatography, it was demonstrated that linoleic acid (C18:2) was the main fatty acid of the phospholipid fraction in all of the samples. PMID:23061991

Montealegre, Cristina; Verardo, Vito; Gómez-Caravaca, Ana Maria; García-Ruiz, Carmen; Marina, María Luisa; Caboni, Maria Fiorenza

2012-11-01

338

How Does Evaporation Occur From Sphagnum Mosses?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

How does evaporation occur from Sphagnum mosses? What are the contributions of liquid and vapour flux within the moss architecture to the flux from it? What is the evaporating surface? The poor understanding of these processes limits our ability to predict evaporation from, or the moisture distribution within, moss communities. To address this we measured evaporation (average 1.9 mm/d) from laboratory columns of "undisturbed" Sphagnum moss samples having a constant water table 20 cm below the surface being supplied with water from a common (isotopic) source. We then assessed the nature and magnitude of water fluxes by analyzing depth profiles of volumetric water content (VMC), relative humidity (RH) of pore gas, isotopic composition of pore water and related soil properties. VMC in the upper 15 cm was quite uniform averaging 13.6%, increasing to 25.9% at 20-25 cm, then saturation below. RH was 94% at 2.5 cm depth, progressively approaching 100% at 15 cm depth. Relative to oxygen-18 and deuteium of source water (-13.1 and -86.7 permil, respectively) enrichment was greatest in the 0-5 cm layer (average -6.57 and -61.10 permil, respectively), and decreased with depth. Corresponding oxygen- 18 and deuterium values clustered tightly along a common evaporation line having a slope of 3.76, as predicted for free water evaporation under the same experimental conditions. Given the vapour pressure deficit (RH<100%) in pore gases, and the resulting isotopic fractionation, it is apparent that latent heat exchange (vaporization) occurs 5 to 10 cm below the upper surface. However, the diffusive vapor flux based on Fick's law was estimated to be only 0.02-0.04 mm/d, or about 2% of the total evaporative flux from the community surface. Modeling of the isotope enrichment profiles assuming negligible net vapor-phase transport also yielded remarkably close agreement with measured mass flux from the columns, confirming that liquid flow within the profile is the dominant form of water transport. These results suggest that incorporation of water- isotope sampling into field studies may allow improved quantification of evaporation from natural moss communities, including the possibility of partitioning evaporative and transpirative fluxes in Sphagnum dominated peatlands colonized also by vascular plants.

Price, J. S.; Whittington, P. N.; Yi, Y.; Edwards, T. W.

2006-12-01

339

Putting the "vap" into evaporation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the spirit of the Special Issue of HESS to which it contributes, this paper documents the origin and development of the science of natural evaporation from land surfaces over the last 30-35 years, since the symposium A View from the Watershed was held to commemorate the opening of the new Institute of Hydrology (IH) building in 1973. Important subsequent technical progress includes the ability to measure routinely the diurnal cycle of near-surface meteorological variables using automatic weather stations, and of surface energy and momentum exchanges using automated implementations of the Bowen Ratio/Energy Budget technique and the Eddy Correlation technique, along with the capability to estimate the "fetch" for which these measurements apply. These improvements have been complemented by new methods to measure the separate components of evaporation, including: the interception process using randomly relocated below-canopy gauges, transpiration fluxes from individual leaves/shoots using porometers and from plants/plant components using stem-flow gauges and soil evaporation using micro-lysimeters and soil moisture depletion methods. In recent years progress has been made in making theory-based area-average estimates of evaporation using scintillometers, and model-based area-average estimates by assembling many streams of relevant data into Land Data Assimilation Systems. Theoretical progress has been made in extending near-surface turbulence theory to accommodate the effect of the "excess" boundary layer resistance to leaf-to-air transfer of energy and mass fluxes relative to that for momentum, and to allow for observed shortcoming in stability factors in the transition layer immediately above vegetation. Controversy regarding the relative merits of multi-layer model and "big leaf" representations of whole-canopy exchanges has been resolved in favour of the latter approach. Important gaps in the theory of canopy-atmosphere interactions have been filled, including recognising the need, separately, to represent dry-canopy and wet-canopy evaporation in models and the capability to describe wet-to-dry canopy transitions as well as the ability to describe sparse vegetation canopies which only partly cover the underlying soil. There is progress in methods of estimating crop water requirements, but an important recommendation of this paper is that this progress should continue by introducing use of an effective stomatal resistance rather than crop factors. The paper draws attention to relevant theoretical insight on this issue. Progress in theoretical understanding of evaporation processes has been used in the creation of numerous Land Surface Parameterisations (LSPs), the models used to represent land-surface interaction in climate and weather forecast models, and there have been important advances in describing the behaviour of plant stomata in LSPs. A major investment over the last 25 years in conducting Large-Scale Field Experiments, the better to measure, understand and model coupled land-surface/atmosphere interactions, has resulted in improvements in the capabilities of global climate models and the ability of mesoscale meteorological models to describe the enhanced circulation resulting from different forms of land-surface heterogeneity. Progress in understanding why early equations for potential evapotranspiration can be adequate in certain conditions is reviewed. The paper concludes with recommendations for future research.

Shuttleworth, W. J.

2007-01-01

340

Method of cooling gas only nozzle fuel tip  

DOEpatents

A diffusion flame nozzle gas tip is provided to convert a dual fuel nozzle to a gas only nozzle. The nozle tip diverts compressor discharge air from the passage feeding the diffusion nozzle air swirl vanes to a region vacated by removal of the dual fuel components, so that the diverted compressor discharge air can flow to and through effusion holes in the end cap plate of the nozzle tip. In a preferred embodiment, the nozzle gas tip defines a cavity for receiving the compressor discharge air from a peripheral passage of the nozzle for flow through the effusion openings defined in the end cap plate.

Bechtel, William Theodore (Scotia, NY); Fitts, David Orus (Ballston Spa, NY); DeLeonardo, Guy Wayne (Glenville, NY)

2002-01-01

341

Method and apparatus for scrubbing a gas containing powdered particles  

SciTech Connect

A scrubber is disclosed for separating powder particles from a gas stream comprising a closed vertical cylindrical housing having a tangential inlet for the gas stream and a concentric discharge pipe passing through the top of the housing for the removal of the purified gas stream; in which means are provided for flushing the lower portion of the inner wall of the housing. The flushing means comprises an annular gutter surrounding the housing and communicating with said inner wall by means of a large number of narrow passages. The level of the gutter is well above the lower end of the discharge pipe.

Eversdijk, B.P.; Kamphuts, G.G.

1981-03-24

342

Chemical characterization of Brickellia cavanillesii (Asteraceae) using gas chromatographic methods.  

PubMed

A methanol extract of lyophilized Brickellia cavanillesii was quantitatively analyzed using gas chromatographic (GC) techniques. The chromatographic methods employed were (i) GC-flame ionization detector (GC-FID), (ii) GC-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), and (iii) purge and trap GC-MS (P&T GC-MS). Thirteen compounds were identified with a quality match of 90% and above using GC-MS. The compounds were (1) Cyclohexene, 6-ethenyl-6-methyl-1-(1-methylethyl)-3-(1-methylethylidene)-, (S)-; (2) Bicylo (2.2.1) heptan-2-one, 1, 7, 7-trimethyl-(1S, 4S)-; (3) Phenol, 2-methoxy-4-(1-propenyl)-; (4) Benzene, 1-(1, 5-dimethyl-4-hexenyl)-4-methyl-; (5) Naphthalene, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8a-hexahydro4, 7-dimethyl-1-1-(1-methylethyl)-, (1S-cis)-; (6) Phenol, 2-methoxy-; (7) Benzaldehyde, 3-hydroxy-4-methoxy-; (8) 11, 13-Eicosadienoic acid, methyl ester; (9) 2-Furancarboxaldehyde, 5-methyl-; (10) Maltol; (11) Phenol; (12) Hydroquinone; (13) 1H-Indene, 1-ethylideneoctahydro-7a-methyl-, (1E, 3a.alpha, 7a.beta.). Other compounds (14) 3-methyl butanal; (15) (D)-Limonene; (16) 1-methyl-4-(1-methyl ethyl) benzene; (17) Butanoic acid methyl ester; (18) 2-methyl propanal; (19) 2-butanone; (20) 2-pentanone; and (21) 2-methyl butane were also identified when P&T GC-MS was performed. Of the 21 compounds identified, 12 were validated using chemical standards. The identified compounds were found to be terpenes, derivatives of terpenes, esters, ketones, aldehydes, and phenol-derived aromatic compounds; these are the primary constituents of the essential oils of many plants and flowers. PMID:24804069

Eshiet, Etetor R; Zhu, Jinqiu; Anderson, Todd A; Smith, Ernest E

2014-03-01

343

NUTRITIONAL EVALUATION OF VARIOUS FEEDSTUFFS FOR LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION USING IN VITRO GAS METHOD  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study was undertaken to evaluate the nutritional quality of some conventional and non-conventional feed resources by using in vitro gas method. Samples of various feedstuffs were analyzed chemically, as well as by in vitro gas method. The feedstuffs having different digestibilities showed significant (P<0.05) differences in the rate and amount of gas production, metabolizable energy (ME) and digestibility of

S. A. KHANUM; T. YAQOOB; S. SADAF; M. HUSSAIN; M. A. JABBAR; H. N. HUSSAIN; R. KAUSAR; S. REHMAN

344

Method and apparatus for processing exhaust gas with corona discharge  

DOEpatents

The present invention is placing a catalyst coating upon surfaces surrounding a volume containing corona discharge. In addition, the electrodes are coated with a robust dielectric material. Further, the electrodes are arranged so that at least a surface portion of each electrode extends into a flow path of the exhaust gas to be treated and there is only exhaust gas in the volume between each pair of electrodes. 12 figs.

Barlow, S.E.; Orlando, T.M.; Tonkyn, R.G.

1999-06-22

345

Radiation-chemical method of gas purification from sulphur dioxide  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The influence of high energies on a gas stream under certain conditions, may produce sulphuric acid. In this case a degree of gas purification of sulphur dioxide of up to 99% is obtained, and energy expenditure is 0.2-1.0 kW per 1 kg of final product. Describing these processes may be recommended as part of their future development and industrial and commercial realization.

Nagibin, V.

346

Method and apparatus for processing exhaust gas with corona discharge  

DOEpatents

The present invention is placing a catalyst coating upon surfaces surrounding a volume containing corona discharge. In addition, the electrodes are coated with a robust dielectric material. Further, the electrodes are arranged so that at least a surface portion of each electrode extends into a flow path of the exhaust gas to be treated and there is only exhaust gas in the volume between each pair of electrodes.

Barlow, Stephan E. (Richland, WA); Orlando, Thomas M. (Kennewick, WA); Tonkyn, Russell G. (Kennewick, WA)

1999-01-01

347

Vertical counterflow evaporative cooler  

DOEpatents

An evaporative heat exchanger having parallel plates that define alternating dry and wet passages. A water reservoir is located below the plates and is connected to a water distribution system. Water from the water distribution system flows through the wet passages and wets the surfaces of the plates that form the wet passages. Air flows through the dry passages, mixes with air below the plates, and flows into the wet passages before exiting through the top of the wet passages.

Bourne, Richard C.; Lee, Brian Eric; Callaway, Duncan

2005-01-25

348

An indirect evaporative chiller  

Microsoft Academic Search

A novel indirect evaporative chiller driven by outdoor dry air to produce cold water as the cooling source for air conditioning\\u000a systems is introduced, and the principle and the structure of the chiller is presented. The cold water can be produced almost\\u000a reversibly under ideal working conditions, with its temperature infinitely close to the dew point temperature of the inlet

Xiaoyun Xie; Yi Jiang

2010-01-01

349

Method for combined removal of mercury and nitrogen oxides from off-gas streams  

DOEpatents

A method for removing elemental Hg and nitric oxide simultaneously from a gas stream is provided whereby the gas stream is reacted with gaseous chlorinated compound to convert the elemental mercury to soluble mercury compounds and the nitric oxide to nitrogen dioxide. The method works to remove either mercury or nitrogen oxide in the absence or presence of each other.

Mendelsohn, Marshall H. (Downers Grove, IL); Livengood, C. David (Lockport, IL)

2006-10-10

350

Investigation of two-fluid methods for Large Eddy Simulation of spray combustion in Gas Turbines  

E-print Network

Investigation of two-fluid methods for Large Eddy Simulation of spray combustion in Gas Turbines of real combustion chamber: (1) a one-dimensional lam- inar JP10/air flame and (2) a non-reacting swirled the EL method well suited for gas turbine computations, but RANS with the EE approach may also be found

351

Integration of Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Methods for Differentiating Ricin Preparation Methods  

SciTech Connect

The investigation of crimes involving chemical or biological agents is infrequent, but presents unique analytical challenges. The protein toxin ricin is encountered more frequently than other agents and is found in the seeds of the castor plant Ricinus communis. Typically, the toxin is extracted from castor seeds utilizing a variety of different recipes that result in varying purity of the toxin. Moreover, these various purification steps can also leave or differentially remove a variety of exogenous and endogenous residual components with the toxin that may indicate the type and number of purification steps involved. We have applied three gas chromatographic - mass spectrometric (GC-MS) based analytical methods to measure the variation in seed carbohydrates and castor oil ricinoleic acid as well as the presence of solvents used for purification. These methods were applied to the same samples prepared using four previously identified toxin preparation methods starting from four varieties of castor seeds. The individual data sets for seed carbohydrate profiles, ricinoleic acid or acetone amount each provided information capable of differentiating different types of toxin preparations across seed types. However, the integration of the data sets using multivariate factor analysis provided a clear distinction of all samples based on the preparation method and independent of the seed source. In particular the abundance of mannose, arabinose, fucose, ricinoleic acid and acetone were shown to be important differentiating factors. These complementary tools provide a more confident determination of the method of toxin preparation.

Wunschel, David S.; Melville, Angela M.; Ehrhardt, Christopher J.; Colburn, Heather A.; Victry, Kristin D.; Antolick, Kathryn C.; Wahl, Jon H.; Wahl, Karen L.

2012-05-17

352

Water Membrane Evaporator  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A water membrane evaporator (WME) has been conceived and tested as an alternative to the contamination-sensitive and corrosion-prone evaporators currently used for dissipating heat from space vehicles. The WME consists mainly of the following components: An outer stainless-steel screen that provides structural support for the components mentioned next; Inside and in contact with the stainless-steel screen, a hydrophobic membrane that is permeable to water vapor; Inside and in contact with the hydrophobic membrane, a hydrophilic membrane that transports the liquid feedwater to the inner surface of the hydrophobic membrane; Inside and in contact with the hydrophilic membrane, an annular array of tubes through which flows the spacecraft coolant carrying the heat to be dissipated; and An inner exclusion tube that limits the volume of feedwater in the WME. In operation, a pressurized feedwater reservoir is connected to the volume between the exclusion tube and the coolant tubes. Feedwater fills the volume, saturates the hydrophilic membrane, and is retained by the hydrophobic membrane. The outside of the WME is exposed to space vacuum. Heat from the spacecraft coolant is conducted through the tube walls and the water-saturated hydrophilic membrane to the liquid/vapor interface at the hydrophobic membrane, causing water to evaporate to space. Makeup water flows into the hydrophilic membrane through gaps between the coolant tubes.

Ungar, Eugene K.; Almlie, Jay C.

2010-01-01

353

Evaporation control research, 1955-58  

USGS Publications Warehouse

One hundred fifty-two compounds and compositions of matter were screened as potential evaporation retardants. The homologous straight-chain fatty alkanols are considered the best materials for retardants. Several methods of application of the alkanols to the reservoir surface were investigated. Although wick-type drippers for the application of liquids and cage rafts for the application of solids appear to be the most promising methods from an economic standpoint, both methods have serious disadvantages. Considerable study was given to reducing biochemical oxidation of the evaporation retardants. Copper in several forms was found adequate as a bacteriostatic agent but posed a potential hazard because of its toxicity. Many other bactericides that were tested were also toxic. Two sets of large-scale field tests have been completed and several others are still in progress. On the larger reservoirs, the reduction of evaporation was not more than 20 percent under the prevailing conditions and the application procedure used. Three major practical problems remain; namely, the effects and action of wind on the monofilm, the effects of biochemical oxidation, and the most effective method of application. Fundamental problems remaining include the effects of various impurities, and the composition of the best evaporation retardant; the long-range effects of monofilms on the limnology of a reservoir, including the transfer of oxygen and carbon dioxide; toxicological aspects of all components of any evaporation-retardant composition, plus toxicology of any composition chosen for large-scale use; and further studies of the calorimetry and thermodynamics involved in the mechanism of evaporation and its reduction by a monofilm.

Cruse, Robert R.; Harbeck, Guy Earl

1960-01-01

354

EVAPORATION OF ICY PLANETESIMALS DUE TO BOW SHOCKS  

SciTech Connect

We present the novel concept of evaporation of planetesimals as a result of bow shocks associated with planetesimals orbiting with supersonic velocities relative to the gas in a protoplanetary disk. We evaluate the evaporation rates of the planetesimals based on a simple model describing planetesimal heating and evaporation by the bow shock. We find that icy planetesimals with radius {approx}>100 km evaporate efficiently even outside the snow line in the stage of planetary oligarchic growth, where strong bow shocks are produced by gravitational perturbations from protoplanets. The obtained results suggest that the formation of gas giant planets is suppressed owing to insufficient accretion of icy planetesimals onto the protoplanet within the {approx}<5 AU disk region.

Tanaka, Kyoko K.; Yamamoto, Tetsuo; Tanaka, Hidekazu [Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0819 (Japan)] [Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0819 (Japan); Miura, Hitoshi [Department of Earth Sciences, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan)] [Department of Earth Sciences, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan); Nagasawa, Makiko; Nakamoto, Taishi [Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan)] [Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan)

2013-02-20

355

Gas turbine driven by exhaust gas from internal combustion engine and method of controlling the same  

SciTech Connect

A gas turbine driven by exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine is described, having a scroll means into which the exhaust gas from the internal combustion engine is introduced, the scroll means being adapted to direct the exhaust gas in the form of a spiral flow. An impeller is rotatably mounted in a center of the scroll means, adapted to be driven by energy of the exhaust gas from the scroll means and to discharge the exhaust gas after driving the impeller, in a direction of a rotation axis thereof from a central region thereof. A nozzle means, formed at an inner peripheral edge of the scroll means to surround the impeller, restricts the axial width of a flow passage therein through which the exhaust gas from the scroll means flows out towards the impeller, to a magnitude substantially corresponding to that of vanes on the impeller; and a plurality of guide vanes, each attached to one respective end thereof at a predetermined circumferential pitch to one portion of an inner wall of the scroll means defining the nozzle means and extending in a direction parallel to the axis of the impeller such that their extended ends are opposed to another portion of an inner wall scroll means through a gap therebetween, the guide vanes being adapted to deflect and guide the flow of the exhaust from the scroll means towards the impeller.

Hohkita, A.

1989-03-07

356

Evaporation rate and vapor pressure of selected polymeric lubricating oils.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A recently developed ultrahigh-vacuum quartz spring mass sorption microbalance has been utilized to measure the evaporation rates of several low-volatility polymeric lubricating oils at various temperatures. The evaporation rates are used to calculate the vapor pressures by the Langmuir equation. A method is presented to accurately estimate extended temperature range evaporation rate and vapor pressure data for polymeric oils, incorporating appropriate corrections for the increases in molecular weight and the change in volatility of the progressively evaporating polymer fractions. The logarithms of the calculated data appear to follow linear relationships within the test temperature ranges, when plotted versus 1000/T. These functions and the observed effusion characteristics of the fluids on progressive volatilization are useful in estimating evaporation rate and vapor pressure changes on evaporative depletion.

Gardos, M. N.

1973-01-01

357

An Implicit Monte Carlo Method for Rarefied Gas Dynamics I: The Space Homogeneous Case.  

E-print Network

An Implicit Monte Carlo Method for Rarefied Gas Dynamics I: The Space Homogeneous Case. Lorenzo a hybrid Monte Carlo method that is robust in the fluid dynamic limit. This method is based on an analytic of the new method. Key Words: Boltzmann equation, Monte­Carlo methods, fluid dyanmic limit, im­ plicit time

Pareschi, Lorenzo

358

Tried and True: Evaporating is cool  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many students hold misconceptions about evaporation. In this short exercise, students will apply the kinetic molecular theory to explain how cold water can evaporate and to observe the cooling effect of evaporation, and develop their own evaporation experiments.

Richard Hand

2006-03-01

359

High-temperature gas stream filter and method  

SciTech Connect

The present invention relates generally to the removal of solid particulate material from high-temperature gas streams, and more particularly the removal of such particulate material by employing a barrier filter formed of a carbon-carbon composite provided by a porous carbon fiber substrate with open interstitial regions between adjacently disposed carbon fibers selectively restricted by carbon integrally attached to the carbon fibers of the substrate. In a typical utilization of a particulate-bearing hot gas stream, the particulate loading of the gas stream after cleaning is normally less than about 50 ppm and with essentially no particulates larger than about 10 microns. This carbon-carbon filter for removing particulate material of a particle size larger than a preselected particle size from a gas stream at a temperature greater than about 800 F, is produced by the steps which comprise: providing a substrate of carbonaceous fibers with pore-forming open interstitial regions between adjacently disposed fibers; and, sufficiently filling these open interstitial regions with carbon integrally attached to and supported by the fibers for providing the interstitial regions with throughgoing passage-ways of a pore size sufficient to provide for the passage of the gas stream while preventing the passage of particulate material larger than a preselected particle size.

Notestein, J.E.

1994-12-31

360

A simple method for determining brine-gas interfacial tensions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is well known that most inorganic electrolytes dissolved in water have the effect to raise the interfacial tension (IFT), whereas all compressed gases but helium have the opposite effect, which corresponds respectively to negative adsorption (depletion) of the salt and to gas adsorption on the two opposite sides of the interface. By using Gibbs' adsorption equation and reasonable assumptions, we show that those two effects are independent: the presence of inorganic electrolytes in the aqueous phase has a negligible impact on the gas-related IFT decrement, and the compressed gas does not in turn alter the IFT increment due to the salt dissolved in the aqueous phase. As a consequence the IFT at a given pressure and temperature can be approximated by the brine surface tension at the same temperature, minus the gas-related IFT decrement of pure water surface tension at those pressure and temperature. The two latter quantities are easier to determine experimentally, and have been the subject of numerous experimental and theoretical investigations. The proposed approximation is consistent with the available experimental data, including when the 'gas' is a supercritical fluid or a compressible condensate (liquid) made up of compounds sparingly soluble in water, such as CO2 at respectively supercritical or subcritical temperatures.

Duchateau, C.; Broseta, D.

2012-06-01

361

Method and apparatus for measuring the gas permeability of a solid sample  

DOEpatents

The disclosure is directed to an apparatus and method for measuring the permeability of a gas in a sample. The gas is allowed to reach a steady flow rate through the sample. A measurable amount of the gas is collected during a given time period and then delivered to a sensitive quadrupole. The quadrupole signal, adjusted for background, is proportional to the amount of gas collected during the time period. The quadrupole can be calibrated with a standard helium leak. The gas can be deuterium and the sample can be polyvinyl alcohol.

Carstens, D.H.W.

1984-01-27

362

Two-dimensional MHD simulations of accretion disk evaporation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We simulate the accretion disk evaporation to study the nature of spectral transitions in the black hole binaries. We perform 2 dimensional magnetohydrodynamical simulations with heat conduction by electrons. We assume axisymmetric accretion disks. We put cold gas torus in hot hydrostatic halo. Weak magnetic fields are initially threaded vertically. Self-gravity and magnetic resistivity are neglected. We use the numerical codes set "CANS "(Coordinated Astronomical Numerical Software). Heat conduction equation and MHD equations are solved separately according to time splitting method. We adopt Lax-Wendroff method for the MHD part and BiCG stabilized method for heat conduction part. We set an absorbing inner boundary condition. We obtain the result that the hot gas emanates from the disk, since there is the heat flow from hot halo to cool accretion disk. Near central objects, the mass flow rate is large. In inner region the corona gas falls to black hole, otherwise in outer region that goes to far from black hole.

Nakamura, Kenji E.

2007-04-01

363

Diffusion NMR methods applied to xenon gas for materials study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

We report initial NMR studies of (i) xenon gas diffusion in model heterogeneous porous media and (ii) continuous flow laser-polarized xenon gas. Both areas utilize the pulsed gradient spin-echo (PGSE) techniques in the gas phase, with the aim of obtaining more sophisticated information than just translational self-diffusion coefficients--a brief overview of this area is provided in the Introduction. The heterogeneous or multiple-length scale model porous media consisted of random packs of mixed glass beads of two different sizes. We focus on observing the approach of the time-dependent gas diffusion coefficient, D(t) (an indicator of mean squared displacement), to the long-time asymptote, with the aim of understanding the long-length scale structural information that may be derived from a heterogeneous porous system. We find that D(t) of imbibed xenon gas at short diffusion times is similar for the mixed bead pack and a pack of the smaller sized beads alone, hence reflecting the pore surface area to volume ratio of the smaller bead sample. The approach of D(t) to the long-time limit follows that of a pack of the larger sized beads alone, although the limiting D(t) for the mixed bead pack is lower, reflecting the lower porosity of the sample compared to that of a pack of mono-sized glass beads. The Pade approximation is used to interpolate D(t) data between the short- and long-time limits. Initial studies of continuous flow laser-polarized xenon gas demonstrate velocity-sensitive imaging of much higher flows than can generally be obtained with liquids (20-200 mm s-1). Gas velocity imaging is, however, found to be limited to a resolution of about 1 mm s-1 owing to the high diffusivity of gases compared with liquids. We also present the first gas-phase NMR scattering, or diffusive-diffraction, data, namely flow-enhanced structural features in the echo attenuation data from laser-polarized xenon flowing through a 2 mm glass bead pack. c2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Mair, R. W.; Rosen, M. S.; Wang, R.; Cory, D. G.; Walsworth, R. L.

2002-01-01

364

Experimental analysis and semicontinuous simulation of low-temperature droplet evaporation of multicomponent fuels  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Low-pollutant and efficient combustion not only in internal combustion engines requires a balanced gaseous mixture of fuel and oxidizer. As fuels may contain several hundred different chemical species with different physicochemical properties as well as defined amounts of biogenic additives, e.g., ethanol, a thorough understanding of liquid fuel droplet evaporation processes is necessary to allow further engine optimization. We have studied the evaporation of fuel droplets at low ambient temperature. A non-uniform temperature distribution inside the droplet was already considered by including a finite thermal conductivity in a one-dimensional radial evaporation model (Rivard and Brüggemann in Chem Eng Sci 65(18):5137-5145, 2010). For a detailed analysis of droplet evaporation, two non-laser-based experimental setups have been developed. They allow a fast and relatively simple but yet precise measurement of diameter decrease and composition change. The first method is based on collecting droplets in a diameter range from 70 to 150 µm by a high-precision scale. A simultaneous evaluation of mass increase is employed for an accurate average diameter value determination. Subsequently, a gas chromatographic analysis of the collected droplets was conducted. In the second experiment, evaporation of even smaller droplets was optically analyzed by a high-speed shadowgraphy/schlieren microscope setup. A detailed analysis of evaporating E85 (ethanol/gasoline in a mass ratio of 85 %/15 %) and surrogate fuel droplets over a wide range of initial droplet diameters and ambient temperatures was conducted. The comparison of experimental and numerical results shows the applicability of the developed model over a large range of diameters and temperatures.

Lehmann, S.; Lorenz, S.; Rivard, E.; Brüggemann, D.

2015-01-01

365

A method for observing gas evolution during plastic laminate cure  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Polyimide, phenolic, and other resins which develop volatiles during laminating or molding cure are studied using optimum cure cycles. The specimen is placed on a platen and sealed in a plastic bag, then heated and observed for gas evolution using a binocular microscope. A cover plate is added to sumulate an autoclave.

Nicholls, A. H.

1969-01-01

366

Preliminary Investigation of Tracer Gas Reaeration Method for Shallow Bays  

E-print Network

was used with propane for the tracer gas and Rhodamine-WT, a fluorescent dye, for the "conservative" tracer. The propane was injected through porous tile diffusers, and the dye was released simultaneously. The propane acts as a model for the surface...

Baker, Sarah H.; Holley, Edward R.

367

GAS–LIQUID REACTION KINETICS: A REVIEW OF DETERMINATION METHODS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this article is to provide comprehensive insight into the determination and interpretation of reaction kinetics of two-phase (gas–liquid) systems. Various aspects of the methodologies used for the measurements of kinetic parameters (such as equipment design, corresponding theoretical background, main steps, advantages, and limitations) are discussed in detail. In addition, an illustrating example is provided based on an

Prakash D. Vaidya; Eugeny Y. Kenig

2007-01-01

368

Study of a Nonstationary Separation Method with Gas Centrifuge Cascade  

Microsoft Academic Search

A nonconventional gas centrifuge cascade, called the NFSW (no feed and single withdrawal) cascade, is studied in the separation of middle components by means of numerical simulation. The cascade has no feed and only a single withdrawal at either end of the cascade, different from conventional cascades, which usually have two withdrawals at the two ends of the cascade and

Yanfeng Cao; Shi Zeng; Zengguang Lei; Chuntong Ying

2004-01-01

369

Accuracy of lagoon gas emissions using an inverse dispersion method  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Measuring gas emissions from treatment lagoons and storage ponds poses challenging conditions for existing micrometeorological techniques because of non-ideal wind conditions. These include those induced by trees and crops surrounding the lagoons, and lagoons with dimensions too small to establish ...

370

Condensation and Evaporation of Solar System Materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is widely believed that the materials making up the solar system were derived from a nebular gas and dust cloud that went through an early high-temperature stage during which virtually all of the material was in the gas phase. At one time, it was thought that the entire inner solar nebula was hot, but it is now believed that most material was processed through regions where high temperatures were achieved. Certainly some material, such as presolar grains (cf., Mendybaev et al., 2002a), has never been exposed to high temperatures. As the system cooled, solids and perhaps liquids began to condense, but at some point the partially condensed materials became isolated from the remaining gas. Various lines of evidence support this view. At the largest scale, there is the observation that the Earth, Moon, Mars, and all chondritic meteorites except for the CI chondrites are depleted to varying degrees in the abundances of moderately volatile elements relative to bulk solar system composition. The CI chondrites reflect the bulk composition of the solar system for all but hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and the rare gases, the most volatile elements (see Chapter 1.03; Palme et al., 1988; McDonough and Sun, 1995; Humayun and Cassen, 2000). The depletions in moderately volatile elements are, to a significant degree, correlated with condensation temperature, suggesting progressive removal of gas as condensation proceeded ( Cassen, 1996). Additional observations that can be explained by partial condensation are that various particularly primitive components of meteorites (e.g., calcium-, aluminum-rich refractory inclusions, and certain metal grains) have mineralogy and/or details of their chemical composition that are remarkably similar to what is calculated for equilibrium condensates from a solar composition gas. For example, the calcium-, aluminum-rich inclusions (CAIs) in chondritic meteorites have compositions very similar to that calculated for the first 5% of total condensable matter (see Chapter 1.08; Grossman, 1973; Wänke et al., 1974; Grossman and Ganapathy, 1976; Grossman et al., 1977), where CI chondrites are taken to represent total condensable matter.Elemental abundance patterns ordered by volatility certainly could have been produced by partial condensation, but they could also have been caused by partial evaporation. The relative importance of these opposite processes is still subject to debate and uncertainty. It should be remembered that condensation calculations typically assume chemical equilibrium in a closed system, in which case the system has no memory of the path by which it arrived at a given state, and thus the chemical and isotopic composition of the condensed phase cannot be used to distinguish between partial condensation and partial evaporation. Humayun and Clayton (1995) have taken a somewhat different view by arguing that condensation and evaporation are distinguishable, in that evaporation, but not condensation, will produce isotopically fractionated residues. With this idea in mind, they carefully measured the potassium isotopic compositions of a broad range of solar system materials with different degrees of potassium depletion and found them to be indistinguishable. This they took as evidence that evaporation could not have been a significant process in determining the diverse elemental abundance patterns of the various solar system materials they measured, because had evaporation been important in fractionating potassium it would have also fractionated the potassium isotopes. We will qualify this line of reasoning by arguing that evaporation and condensation can under certain conditions produce isotopically fractionated condensed phases (i.e., that partial evaporation can produce isotopically heavy residues and that partial condensation can produce isotopically light condensates) but that under other conditions both can produce elemental fractionations without significant isotopic fractionation. The absence of isotopic fractionation in a volatile element-depleted condensed phase is more a

Davis, A. M.; Richter, F. M.

2003-12-01

371

System and method to determine thermophysical properties of a multi-component gas  

DOEpatents

A system and method to characterize natural gas hydrocarbons using a single inferential property, such as standard sound speed, when the concentrations of the diluent gases (e.g., carbon dioxide and nitrogen) are known. The system to determine a thermophysical property of a gas having a first plurality of components comprises a sound velocity measurement device, a concentration measurement device, and a processor to determine a thermophysical property as a function of a correlation between the thermophysical property, the speed of sound, and the concentration measurements, wherein the number of concentration measurements is less than the number of components in the gas. The method includes the steps of determining the speed of sound in the gas, determining a plurality of gas component concentrations in the gas, and determining the thermophysical property as a function of a correlation between the thermophysical property, the speed of sound, and the plurality of concentrations.

Morrow, Thomas B.; Behring II, Kendricks A.

2003-08-05

372

Experimental Investigations of the Internal Energy of Molecules Evaporated via Laser-induced Acoustic Desorption into a Fourier-transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometer (LIAD/FT-ICR)  

PubMed Central

The internal energy of neutral gas-phase organic and biomolecules, evaporated by means of laser-induced acoustic desorption (LIAD) into a Fourier-transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer (FT-ICR), was investigated through several experimental approaches. The desorbed molecules were demonstrated not to undergo degradation during the desorption process by collecting LIAD-evaporated molecules and subjecting them to analysis by electrospray ionization/quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometry. Previously established gas-phase basicity (GB) values were remeasured for LIAD-evaporated organic molecules and biomolecules with the use of the bracketing method. No endothermic reactions were observed. The remeasured basicity values are in close agreement with the values reported in the literature. The amount of internal energy deposited during LIAD is concluded to be less than a few kcal/mol. Chemical ionization with a series of proton transfer reagents was employed to obtain a breakdown curve for a protonated dipeptide, val-pro, evaporated by LIAD. Comparison of this breakdown curve with a previously published analogous curve obtained by using substrate-assisted laser desorption (SALD) to evaporate the peptide suggests that the molecules evaporated via LIAD have less internal energy than those evaporated via SALD. PMID:17263513

Shea, Ryan C.; Petzold, Christopher J.; Liu, Ji-ang; Kenttämaa, Hilkka I.

2008-01-01

373

Are electro-kinetic methods useful in the development of tight gas and shale gas resources?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The development of unconventional reservoirs provides new challenges to the petrophysicist; challenges that might be overcome with new techniques and approaches. The application of electro-kinetics to hydrocarbon reservoirs is relatively recent. In fact, up until 2012 there was no theoretical model that was capable of predicting the streaming potential coefficient of a rock with given petrophysical properties (Glover et al., 2012). Here, we use that model to ask the question whether the measurement of electro-kinetic properties of tight gas sands and gas shales could be useful in the development of these resources. We have calculated the streaming potential coefficient for gas shales with typical values of porosity, cementation exponent and grain size as a function of pore fluid salinity (10-5 to 2 mol/dm3) and pH (pH 5-9) at the temperatures and pressures encountered in shale gas reservoirs. For typical gas shales such as the Barnett shale (grain diameter 0.1 ? m, porosity 2.5 % and 5 ? D, respectively) the streaming potential coefficient is less than 2×10-10 V/Pa for all the modelled salinities and pHs. This is extremely small, and would only result in a streaming potential of the order of millivolts even during hydraulic fracturing at 10 kpsi, while deep monitoring of fluid flow would be impossible. Similar modelling of typical tight gas sands (grain diameter 3 ? m, porosity 5 %, permeability 0.1 mD) provides a higher streaming potential coefficients, reaching 10-7 V/Pa at low salinities (

Glover, Paul W. J.

2013-04-01

374

Dynamics of Water Absorption and Evaporation During Methanol Droplet Combustion in Microgravity  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The combustion of methanol droplets is profoundly influenced by the absorption and evaporation of water, generated in the gas phase as a part of the combustion products. Initially there is a water-absorption period of combustion during which the latent heat of condensation of water vapor, released into the droplet, enhances its burning rate, whereas later there is a water-evaporation period, during which the water vapor reduces the flame temperature suffciently to extinguish the flame. Recent methanol droplet-combustion experiments in ambient environments diluted with carbon dioxide, conducted in the Combustion Integrated Rack on the International Space Station (ISS), as a part of the FLEX project, provided a method to delineate the water-absorption period from the water-evaporation period using video images of flame intensity. These were obtained using an ultra-violet camera that captures the OH* radical emission at 310 nm wavelength and a color camera that captures visible flame emission. These results are compared with results of ground-based tests in the Zero Gravity Facility at the NASA Glenn Research Center which employed smaller droplets in argon-diluted environments. A simplified theoretical model developed earlier correlates the transition time at which water absorption ends and evaporation starts. The model results are shown to agree reasonably well with experiment.

Hicks, Michael C.; Dietrich, Daniel L.; Nayagam, Vedha; Williams, Forman A.

2012-01-01

375

Optical methods and systems for detecting a constituent in a gas containing oxygen in harsh environments  

DOEpatents

A method for detecting a gas phase constituent such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, hydrogen, or hydrocarbons in a gas comprising oxygen such as air, includes providing a sensing material or film having a metal embedded in a catalytically active matrix such as gold embedded in a yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) matrix. The method may include annealing the sensing material at about 900.degree. C., exposing the sensing material and gas to a temperature above 400.degree. C., projecting light onto the sensing material, and detecting a change in the absorption spectrum of the sensing material due to the exposure of the sensing material to the gas in air at the temperature which causes a chemical reaction in the sensing material compared to the absorption spectrum of the sensing material in the absence of the gas. Systems employing such a method are also disclosed.

Carpenter, Michael A. (Scotia, NY); Sirinakis, George (Bronx, NY)

2011-01-04

376

Benchmarking Gas Path Diagnostic Methods: A Public Approach  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Recent technology reviews have identified the need for objective assessments of engine health management (EHM) technology. The need is two-fold: technology developers require relevant data and problems to design and validate new algorithms and techniques while engine system integrators and operators need practical tools to direct development and then evaluate the effectiveness of proposed solutions. This paper presents a publicly available gas path diagnostic benchmark problem that has been developed by the Propulsion and Power Systems Panel of The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) to help address these needs. The problem is coded in MATLAB (The MathWorks, Inc.) and coupled with a non-linear turbofan engine simulation to produce "snap-shot" measurements, with relevant noise levels, as if collected from a fleet of engines over their lifetime of use. Each engine within the fleet will experience unique operating and deterioration profiles, and may encounter randomly occurring relevant gas path faults including sensor, actuator and component faults. The challenge to the EHM community is to develop gas path diagnostic algorithms to reliably perform fault detection and isolation. An example solution to the benchmark problem is provided along with associated evaluation metrics. A plan is presented to disseminate this benchmark problem to the engine health management technical community and invite technology solutions.

Simon, Donald L.; Bird, Jeff; Davison, Craig; Volponi, Al; Iverson, R. Eugene

2008-01-01

377

Method of generating hydrogen gas from sodium borohydride  

DOEpatents

A compact solid source of hydrogen gas, where the gas is generated by contacting water with micro-disperse particles of sodium borohydride in the presence of a catalyst, such as cobalt or ruthenium. The micro-disperse particles can have a substantially uniform diameter of 1-10 microns, and preferably about 3-5 microns. Ruthenium or cobalt catalytic nanoparticles can be incorporated in the micro-disperse particles of sodium borohydride, which allows a rapid and complete reaction to occur without the problems associated with caking and scaling of the surface by the reactant product sodium metaborate. A closed loop water management system can be used to recycle wastewater from a PEM fuel cell to supply water for reacting with the micro-disperse particles of sodium borohydride in a compact hydrogen gas generator. Capillary forces can wick water from a water reservoir into a packed bed of micro-disperse fuel particles, eliminating the need for using an active pump.

Kravitz, Stanley H. (Placitas, NM); Hecht, Andrew M. (Sandia Park, NM); Sylwester, Alan P. (Albuquerque, NM); Bell, Nelson S. (Albuquerque, NM)

2007-12-11

378

Thermoelectric integrated membrane evaporation water recovery technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The recently developed Thermoelectric Integrated Membrane Evaporation Subsystem (TIMES) offers a highly competitive approach to water recovery from waste fluids for future on-orbit stations such as the Space Operations Center. Low power, compactness and gravity insensitive operation are featured in this vacuum distillation subsystem that combines a hollow fiber membrane evaporator with a thermoelectric heat pump. The hollow fiber elements provide positive liquid/gas phase control with no moving parts other than pumps and an accumulator, thus solving problems inherent in other reclamation subsystem designs. In an extensive test program, over 850 hours of operation were accumulated during which time high quality product water was recovered from both urine and wash water at an average steady state production rate of 2.2 pounds per hour.

Roebelen, G. J., Jr.; Winkler, H. E.; Dehner, G. F.

1982-01-01

379

Reactively evaporated films of copper molybdenum sulfide  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Films of superconducting Chevrel-phase copper molybdenum sulfide CuxMo6S8 were deposited on sapphire substrates by reactive evaporation using H2S as the reacting gas. Two superconducting temperatures (10.0 K and 5.0 K) of the films were found, corresponding to two different phases with different copper concentrations. All films were superconducting above 4.2 K and contained Chevrel-phase compound as well as free molybdenum. The critical current was measured as a function of applied field. One sample was found to deviate from the scaling law found for co-evaporated or sputtered samples, which possibly indicates a different pinning mechanism or inhomogeneity of the sample.

Chi, K. C.; Dillon, R. O.; Bunshah, R. F.; Alterovitz, S.; Woollam, J. A.

1978-01-01

380

Simulations for gas flows in microgeometries using the direct simulation Monte Carlo method  

Microsoft Academic Search

Micro gas flows are often encountered in MEMS devices and classical CFD could not accurately predict the flow and thermal behavior due to the high Knudsen number. Therefore, the gas flow in microgeometries was investigated using the direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method. New treatments for boundary conditions are verified by simulations of micro-Poiseuille flow, compared with the previous boundary

Moran Wang; Zhixin Li

2004-01-01

381

Calculation of potential gas flow in a transonic nozzle by factorization method  

Microsoft Academic Search

equations are applied for numerical analysis of transonic gas flow in a nozzle. The parameters of the steady potential transonic gas flow are better obtained by solving the velocity potential equation and not the Euler equation: the numerical methods available for the potential equation are also sufficiently fast. The velocity potential equation is a quasilinear second-order partial differential equation. It

V. A. Veretentsev; G. S. Roslyakov

1993-01-01

382

Impact of tillage and fertilizer application method on gas emissions in a corn cropping system  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Tillage and fertilization practices used in row crop production are thought to alter greenhouse gas emissions from soil. This study was conducted to determine the impact of fertilizer sources, land management practices, and fertilizer placement methods on greenhouse gas emissions. A new prototype i...

383

Method of modal mass analysis of exhaust gas from a motor vehicle  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method of measuring the quantity of an ingredient gas in the exhaust gas from a motor vehicle during the time period of each of a sequence of driving modes, the time period of each driving mode having a starting time and an ending time, the ending time of the time period of each driving mode being the starting time

H. Mikasa; H. Kitamura

1988-01-01

384

Sensitivity analysis of a LFE acoustic wave gas sensor with finite element method  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the last decade, there are increasing investigations on lateral field excited (LFE) acoustic wave sensors in biochemical liquid sensing applications due to their high sensitivity and simple fabrication. However, the research on this kind of sensor for gas detection is still awaited. Therefore, we adopted finite element method (FEM) to analyze a LFE acoustic wave gas sensor, and further

Yung-Yu Chen; Chih-Chieh Liu

2009-01-01

385

Method of removing nitrogen oxides from a gas as a salt of imidodisulfonic acid  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method of removing nitrogen oxides from a gas containing nitrogen oxides and converting same to a salt of imidodisulfonic acid, wherein the gas containing nitrogen oxides is brought into contact with an aqueous solution which contains at least one ferrous salt and at least one sulfurous acid alkali salt to absorb the nitrogen oxides in solution in the form

S. Saitoh; T. Watanabe; K. Konno; T. Nakamura

1977-01-01

386

Method and apparatus for natural gas and thermal energy production from aquifers  

Microsoft Academic Search

A novel method for producing methane from geopressured aquifers offers advantages over other techniques: 1) the natural gas is produced water-free at the wellhead, 2) less heat is lost during exsolution and expansion of natural gas in the water as it rises in the wellbore and passes through turbines and heat exchangers at the land surface, 3) most of the

1982-01-01

387

Method and apparatus for recovering energy possessed by exhaust gas from blast furnace by turbine  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method and apparatus are claimed for recovering heat energy and kinetic energy of a gas discharged from the top of a blast furnace effectively as electric energy or other energy by a turbine and a control mechanism. An exhaust gas is supplied to a septum valve and then into a turbine connected in parallel, and the capacity or design

S. Abe; T. Asakura; M. Miyake; T. Shirato

1980-01-01

388

Representative shuttle evaporative heat sink  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The design, fabrication, and testing of a representative shuttle evaporative heat sink (RSEHS) system which vaporizes an expendable fluid to provide cooling for the shuttle heat transport fluid loop is reported. The optimized RSEHS minimum weight design meets or exceeds the shuttle flash evaporator system requirements. A cold trap which cryo-pumps flash evaporator exhaust water from the CSD vacuum chamber test facility to prevent water contamination of the chamber pumping equipment is also described.

Hixon, C. W.

1978-01-01

389

Piecewise parabolic method (PPM) for gas-dynamical simulations  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present the piecewise parabolic method, a higher-order extension of of Godunov's method. There are several new features of this method which distinguish it from other higher-order Godunov-type methods. We use a higher-order spatial interpolation than previously used, which allows for a steeper representation of discontinuities, particularly contact discontinuities. We introduce a simpler and more robust algorithm for calculating the

P. Corlella; PAUL R. WOODWARD

1984-01-01

390

Method for removal of mercury from various gas streams  

DOEpatents

The invention provides for a method for removing elemental mercury from a fluid, the method comprising irradiating the mercury with light having a wavelength of approximately 254 nm. The method is implemented in situ at various fuel combustion locations such as power plants and municipal incinerators.

Granite, E.J.; Pennline, H.W.

2003-06-10

391

Evaporation Dynamics of Moss and Bare Soil in Boreal Forests  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Evaporation dynamics of mosses is a critical process in boreal and arctic systems and represents a key uncertainty in hydrology and climate models. At this point, moss evaporation is not well quantified at the plot or landscape scale. Relative to bare soil or litter evaporation, moss evaporation can be challenging to predict because the water flux is not isolated to the moss surface. Evaporation can originate from nearly 10 cm below the surface. Some mosses can wick moisture from even deeper than 10 cm, which subsequently evaporates. The goal of this study was to use field measurements to quantify the moss evaporation dynamics in a coniferous forest relative to bare ground or litter evaporation dynamics in a deciduous forest in Interior Alaska. Measurements were made in two ecosystem types within the boreal forest of Interior Alaska: a deciduous forest devoid of moss and a coniferous forest with a thick moss layer. A small clear chamber was attached to a LiCor 840 infrared gas analyzer in a closed loop system with a low flow rate. Water fluxes were measured for ~ 90 seconds on each plot in dry and wet soil and moss conditions. Additional measurements included: soil temperature, soil moisture, air temperature, barometric pressure, dew point, relative humidity, and wind speed. Thermal infrared images were also captured in congruence with water flux measurements to determine skin temperature. We found that the moss evaporation rate was over 100% greater than the soil evaporation rate (0.057 g/min vs. 0.024 g/min), and evaporation rates in both systems were most strongly driven by relative humidity and surface temperature. Surface temperature was lower at the birch site than the black spruce site because trees shade the surface beneath the birch. High fluxes associated with high water content were sustained for a longer period of time over the mosses compared to the bare soil. The thermal IR data showed that skin temperature lagged the evaporation flux, such that the evaporation would peak immediately following wetting of the surface but the skin temperatures responded by decreasing 20 minutes later. This study shows the evaporation dynamics of moss and bare ground, which will be incorporated into a hydrology model evaluating freshwater generation from the boreal forest.

Dempster, S.; Young, J. M.; Barron, C. G.; Bolton, W. R.

2013-12-01

392

17Oexcess in evaporated desert waters and vapor from evaporation experiments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Oxygen and hydrogen isotopes are classical proxies for the investigation of climatic effects in hydrological processes. The combination of the isotopic ratios 17O/16O and 18O/16O in water allowed the determination of mass dependent processes and enabled differentiation between equilibrium and kinetic fractionation (Barkan and Luz, 2007). In analogy to d-excess, deviation in ?17O from the global average trend of meteoric water is defined as: 17Oexcess = ?'17O - 0.528 × ?'18O 17Oexcess depends on the impact of diffusive evaporation into air and thus reflects relative humidity conditions. The isotope ratios of water ?17O and ?18O were determined by isotope ratio gas mass spectrometry in dual inlet mode on a ThermoFinnigan MAT 253. The oxygen was extracted by water fluorination with CoF3. Our average measurement precision for ?17O is ×0.03 ‰, for ?18O ×0.05 ‰ and for 17Oexcess approximately ×7 per meg (1?). We compared 17Oexcess in natural waters from the highly arid deserts of Sistan (East Iran) and Atacama (Chile) with data obtained from evaporation experiments. In these experiments, water was evaporated into a stream of dry nitrogen and vapor collected cryogenically. The data show a systematic depletion of 17Oexcess in water with increasing degree of evaporation in the residual water body. Most negative 17Oexcess were determined for samples from ponds (Sistan) and salars (Atacama). These strongly evaporated samples indicate an evaporation development, following a fractionation trend (?) of approximately 0.523. The evaporation experiment shows a ? of 0.525 and is in agreement with water data from an experiment by Barkan and Luz (2007). The difference between natural and experimental evaporation suggests either different evaporation kinetics in the natural environment, variable proportion of kinetic and equilibrium fractionation, or additional diffusive processes during ground water seepage. References: Barkan, E. and Luz, L. (2007). Diffusivity fractionations of H216O/H217O and H216O/H218O in air and their implications for isotope hydrology. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom., Vol. 21, pp. 2999-3005.

Surma, J.; Assonov, S.; Staubwasser, M.

2013-12-01

393

Novel method for online monitoring of dissolved N2O concentrations through a gas stripping device.  

PubMed

Nitrous oxide emissions from wastewater treatment plants are currently measured by online gas phase analysis or grab sampling from the liquid phase. In this study, a novel method is presented to monitor the liquid phase N2O concentration for aerated as well as non-aerated conditions/reactors, following variations both in time and in space. The monitoring method consists of a gas stripping device, of which the measurement principle is based on a continuous flow of reactor liquid through a stripping flask and subsequent analysis of the N2O concentration in the stripped gas phase. The method was theoretically and experimentally evaluated for its fit for use in the wastewater treatment context. Besides, the influence of design and operating variables on the performance of the gas stripping device was addressed. This method can easily be integrated with online off-gas measurements and allows to better investigate the origin of the gas emissions from the treatment plant. Liquid phase measurements of N2O are of use in mitigation of these emissions. The method can also be applied to measure other dissolved gasses, such as methane, being another important greenhouse gas. PMID:25573615

Mampaey, Kris E; van Dongen, Udo G J M; van Loosdrecht, Mark C M; Volcke, Eveline I P

2015-07-01

394

Ultrasonic testing method for welds in natural-gas compressor impellers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The research results were used to develop a high-productivity ultrasonic testing method for welds in natural-gas compressor impellers. Linear one-pass scanning was developed to improve the testing productivity.

N. G. Shmelev; Yu. G. Kazyulya

1985-01-01

395

Method for generating a highly reactive plasma for exhaust gas after treatment and enhanced catalyst reactivity  

SciTech Connect

This patent application describes a method and apparatus of exhaust gas remediation that enhance the reactivity of the material catalysts found within catalytic converters of cars, trucks, and power stations.

Whealton, John H.; Hanson, Gregory R.; Storey, John M.; Raridon, Richard J.; Armfield, Jeffrey S.; Bigelow, Timothy S.; Graves, Ronald L.

2000-07-01

396

Method for converting hydrocarbon fuel into hydrogen gas and carbon dioxide  

DOEpatents

A method for converting hydrocarbon fuel into hydrogen gas and carbon dioxide within a reformer 10 is disclosed. According to the method, a stream including an oxygen-containing gas is directed adjacent to a first vessel 18 and the oxygen-containing gas is heated. A stream including unburned fuel is introduced into the oxygen-containing gas stream to form a mixture including oxygen-containing gas and fuel. The mixture of oxygen-containing gas and unburned fuel is directed tangentially into a partial oxidation reaction zone 24 within the first vessel 18. The mixture of oxygen-containing gas and fuel is further directed through the partial oxidation reaction zone 24 to produce a heated reformate stream including hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide. Steam may also be mixed with the oxygen-containing gas and fuel, and the reformate stream from the partial oxidation reaction zone 24 directed into a steam reforming zone 26. High- and low-temperature shift reaction zones 64,76 may be employed for further fuel processing.

Clawson, Lawrence G. (Dover, MA); Mitchell, William L. (Belmont, MA); Bentley, Jeffrey M. (Westford, MA); Thijssen, Johannes H. J. (Cambridge, MA)

2000-01-01

397

Turkish Undergraduates' Misconceptions of Evaporation, Evaporation Rate, and Vapour Pressure  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focused on students' misconceptions related to evaporation, evaporation rate, and vapour pressure. Open-ended diagnostic questions were used with 107 undergraduates in the Primary Science Teacher Training Department in a state university in Turkey. In addition, 14 students from that sample were interviewed to clarify their written…

Canpolat, Nurtac

2006-01-01

398

Integral gas seal for fuel cell gas distribution assemblies and method of fabrication  

DOEpatents

A porous gas distribution plate assembly for a fuel cell, such as a bipolar assembly, includes an inner impervious region wherein the bipolar assembly has good surface porosity but no through-plane porosity and wherein electrical conductivity through the impervious region is maintained. A hot-pressing process for forming the bipolar assembly includes placing a layer of thermoplastic sealant material between a pair of porous, electrically conductive plates, applying pressure to the assembly at elevated temperature, and allowing the assembly to cool before removing the pressure whereby the layer of sealant material is melted and diffused into the porous plates to form an impervious bond along a common interface between the plates holding the porous plates together. The distribution of sealant within the pores along the surface of the plates provides an effective barrier at their common interface against through-plane transmission of gas.

Dettling, Charles J. (E. Hanover, NJ); Terry, Peter L. (Chatham Township, Morris County, NJ)

1985-03-19

399

Method of fabricating an integral gas seal for fuel cell gas distribution assemblies  

DOEpatents

A porous gas distribution plate assembly for a fuel cell, such as a bipolar assembly, includes an inner impervious region wherein the bipolar assembly has good surface porosity but no through-plane porosity and wherein electrical conductivity through the impervious region is maintained. A hot-pressing process for forming the bipolar assembly includes placing a layer of thermoplastic sealant material between a pair of porous, electrically conductive plates, applying pressure to the assembly at elevated temperature, and allowing the assembly to cool before removing the pressure whereby the layer of sealant material is melted and diffused into the porous plates to form an impervious bond along a common interface between the plates holding the porous plates together. The distribution of sealant within the pores along the surface of the plates provides an effective barrier at their common interface against through-plane transmission of gas.

Dettling, Charles J. (E. Hanover, NJ); Terry, Peter L. (Chathum, NJ)

1988-03-22

400

Flash evaporation of liquid monomer particle mixture  

DOEpatents

The present invention is a method of making a first solid composite polymer layer. The method has the steps of (a) mixing a liquid monomer with particles substantially insoluble in the liquid monomer forming a monomer particle mixture; (b) flash evaporating the particle mixture and forming a composite vapor; and (c) continuously cryocondensing said composite vapor on a cool substrate and cross-linking the cryocondensed film thereby forming the polymer layer.

Affinito, John D. (Kennewick, WA); Darab, John G. (Richland, WA); Gross, Mark E. (Pasco, WA)

1999-01-01

401

Flash evaporation of liquid monomer particle mixture  

DOEpatents

The present invention is a method of making a first solid composite polymer layer. The method has the steps of (a) mixing a liquid monomer with particles substantially insoluble in the liquid monomer forming a monomer particle mixture; (b) flash evaporating the particle mixture and forming a composite vapor; and (c) continuously cryocondensing said composite vapor on a cool substrate and cross-linking the cryocondensed film thereby forming the polymer layer. 3 figs.

Affinito, J.D.; Darab, J.G.; Gross, M.E.

1999-05-11

402

Evaporative removal of sodium from reactor components  

Microsoft Academic Search

Evaporation of sodium from components using heat and vacuum was investigated as a method of sodium removal from liquid-metal fast breeder reactor components. The method was determined to be capable of efficiently cleaning components at temperatures as low as 260 to 315°C and at pressures of approx. 1 x 10⁻³ to 1 x 10⁻⁴ Pa. The most rapid cleaning was

F. H. Welch; O. P. Steele

1980-01-01

403

Method and apparatus for natural gas and thermal energy production from aquifers  

SciTech Connect

A novel method for producing methane from geopressured aquifers offers advantages over other techniques: 1) the natural gas is produced water-free at the wellhead, 2) less heat is lost during exsolution and expansion of natural gas in the water as it rises in the wellbore and passes through turbines and heat exchangers at the land surface, 3) most of the heat required for exsolution and lost in expansion of the natural gas as it moves to the wellbore is supplied by the aquifer rock matrix of the gas reservoir, 4) the mechanical efficiency of fluid-handling equipment is much improved, and 5) gas-depleted geothermal waters of the reservoir can be produced subsequently through the same wells, at wellhead temperatures only slightly below reservoir temperatures. In this production system, the gas and hot water flow to the wellhead separately - the gas through an annulus between the well casing and a water eductor pipe, and the hot saline water though the eductor pipe, which is coated to reduce friction and prevent corrosion. The eductor pipe is supported at the wellhead to allow changing the depth setting without shutting in the well or restricting the discharge of fluids from the well. This permits the bottom of the pipe to be maintained below the gas-water interface or raised to allow gas flow into the pipe under maximum gas yield conditions.

Jones, P.A.

1982-11-16

404

Capillary evaporation in pores  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We combine a density functional theory (DFT) treatment of capillary evaporation in a cylindrical pore with the morphometric approach in order to study the formation and breaking of bubbles in a hydrophobically lined part of a cone. The morphometric approach, in which the grand potential of a system is described in four geometrical terms with corresponding thermodynamical coefficients, allows extrapolation or scaling from macroscopic system sizes to nanoscales. Since only a small number of fluid particles are involved in bubble formation, it is a pseudo phase transition, and the system is subjected to fluctuations between states with and without a bubble. Fluctuations are not included in a DFT treatment, which makes it possible to explore both states of the system in great detail, in contrast to computer simulations, in which averages might be obscured by fluctuations.

Roth, R.; Kroll, K. M.

2006-07-01

405

A versatile method for preparation of hydrated microbial-latex biocatalytic coatings for gas absorption and gas evolution.  

PubMed

We describe a latex wet coalescence method for gas-phase immobilization of microorganisms on paper which does not require drying for adhesion. This method reduces drying stresses to the microbes. It is applicable for microorganisms that do not tolerate desiccation stress during latex drying even in the presence of carbohydrates. Small surface area, 10-65 ?m thick coatings were generated on chromatography paper strips and placed in the head-space of vertical sealed tubes containing liquid to hydrate the paper. These gas-phase microbial coatings hydrated by liquid in the paper pore space demonstrated absorption or evolution of H?, CO, CO? or O?. The microbial products produced, ethanol and acetate, diffuse into the hydrated paper pores and accumulate in the liquid at the bottom of the tube. The paper provides hydration to the back side of the coating and also separates the biocatalyst from the products. Coating reactivity was demonstrated for Chlamydomonas reinhardtii CC124, which consumed CO? and produced 10.2 ± 0.2 mmol O? m?² h?¹, Rhodopseudomonas palustris CGA009, which consumed acetate and produced 0.47 ± 0.04 mmol H? m?² h?¹, Clostridium ljungdahlii OTA1, which consumed 6 mmol CO m?² h?¹, and Synechococcus sp. PCC7002, which consumed CO? and produced 5.00 ± 0.25 mmol O? m?² h?¹. Coating thickness and microstructure were related to microbe size as determined by digital micrometry, profilometry, and confocal microscopy. The immobilization of different microorganisms in thin adhesive films in the gas phase demonstrates the utility of this method for evaluating genetically optimized microorganisms for gas absorption and gas evolution. PMID:22592947

Gosse, Jimmy L; Chinn, Mari S; Grunden, Amy M; Bernal, Oscar I; Jenkins, Jessica S; Yeager, Chris; Kosourov, Sergey; Seibert, Michael; Flickinger, Michael C

2012-09-01

406

Long term measurement of lake evaporation using a pontoon mounted Eddy Covariance system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Accurate quantification of evaporation from water storages is essential for design of water management and allocation policy that aims to balance demands for water without compromising the sustainability of future water resources, particularly during periods of prolonged and severe drought. Precise measurement of evaporation from lakes and dams however, presents significant research challenges. These include design and installation of measurement platforms that can withstand a range of wind and wave conditions; accurate determination of the evaporation measurement footprint and the influence of changing water levels. In this paper we present results from a two year long deployment of a pontoon mounted Eddy Covariance (EC) system on a 17.2ha irrigation reservoir in southeast Queensland, Australia. The EC unit included a CSAT-3 sonic anemometer (Campbell Scientific, Utah, United States) and a Li-Cor CS7500 open-path H2O/CO2 infrared gas analyzer (LiCor, Nebraska, United States) at a height of 2.2m, a net radiometer (CNR1, Kipp & Zonen, Netherlands) at a height of 1.2m and a humidity and temperature probe (HMP45C,Vaisala, Finland) at 2.3m. The EC unit was controlled by a Campbell Scientific CR3000 data logger with flux measurements made at 10 Hz and block averaged values logged every 15 minutes. Power to the EC system was from mounted solar panels that charged deep cycle lead-acid batteries while communication was via a cellphone data link. The pontoon was fitted with a weighted central beam and gimbal ring system that allowed self-levelling of the instrumentation and minimized dynamic influences on measurements (McGowan et al 2010; Wiebe et al 2011). EC measurements were corrected for tilt errors using the double rotation method for coordinate rotation described by Wilczak et al. (2001). High and low frequency attenuation of the measured co-spectrum was corrected using Massman's (2000) method for estimating frequency response corrections, while measurements were corrected for density fluctuations using the method of Webb-Pearman-Leuning (Webb et al. 1980). The evaporation measurement footprint over the reservoir was determined using the SCADIS one and a half order turbulence closure footprint model (Sogachev and Lloyd, 2004). Comparison of EC measured evaporation rates show excellent agreement with independent measurement of evaporation by scintillometer under a wide range of conditions (McJannet et al 2011). They confirm that pontoon mounted EC systems offer a robust, highly portable and reliable cost effective approach for accurate quantification of evaporation from reservoirs.

McGowan, H. A.; McGloin, R.; McJannet, D.; Burn, S.

2011-12-01

407

Gas turbine nozzle vane insert and methods of installation  

DOEpatents

A pair of hollow elongated insert bodies are disposed in one or more of the nozzle vane cavities of a nozzle stage of a gas turbine. Each insert body has an outer wall portion with apertures for impingement-cooling of nozzle wall portions in registration with the outer wall portion. The insert bodies are installed into the cavity separately and spreaders flex the bodies toward and to engage standoffs against wall portions of the nozzle whereby the designed impingement gap between the outer wall portions of the insert bodies and the nozzle wall portions is achieved. The spreaders are secured to the inner wall portions of the insert bodies and the bodies are secured to one another and to the nozzle vane by welding or brazing.

Miller, William John (Simpsonville, SC); Predmore, Daniel Ross (Clifton Park, NY); Placko, James Michael (West Chester, OH)

2002-01-01

408

Methods of Gas Phase Capture of Iodine from Fuel Reprocessing Off-Gas: A Literature Survey  

SciTech Connect

A literature survey was conducted to collect information and summarize the methods available to capture iodine from fuel reprocessing off-gases. Techniques were categorized as either wet scrubbing or solid adsorbent methods, and each method was generally described as it might be used under reprocessing conditions. Decontamination factors are quoted only to give a rough indication of the effectiveness of the method. No attempt is made to identify a preferred capture method at this time, although activities are proposed that would provide a consistent baseline that would aid in evaluating technologies.

Daryl Haefner

2007-02-01

409

Design methodology for a salt gradient solar pond coupled with an evaporation pond  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the results of a simple mathematical model for predicting the ratio of the evaporation pond (EP) area to that of a Salt Gradient Solar Pond (SGSP) area. The EP idea provides a very attractive method of salt recycling by evaporation, especially in areas of high rates of evaporation and low rates of rain as it is the

K. R. Agha; S. M. Abughres; A. M. Ramadan

2002-01-01

410

Evaporation of tiny water aggregation on solid surfaces of different wetting properties  

E-print Network

The evaporation of a tiny amount of water on the solid surface with different wettability has been studied by molecular dynamics simulations. We found that, as the surface changed from hydrophobicity to hydrophility, the evaporation speed did not show a monotonically decrease from intuition, but increased first, and then decreased after reached a maximum value. The competition between the number of the water molecules on the water-gas surface from where the water molecules can evaporate and the potential barrier to prevent those water molecules from evaporating results in the unexpected behavior of the evaporation. A theoretical model based on those two factors can fit the simulation data very well. This finding is helpful in understanding the evaporation on the biological surfaces, designing artificial surface of ultra fast water evaporating or preserving water in soil.

Shen Wang; Yusong Tu; Rongzheng Wan; Haiping Fang

2012-03-08

411

Experimental Investigation of Evaporation Behavior of Polonium and Rare-Earth Elements in Lead-Bismuth Eutectic Pool  

SciTech Connect

Equilibrium evaporation behavior was experimentally investigated for polonium ({sup 210}Po) in liquid lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) and for rare-earth elements gadolinium (Gd) and europium (Eu) in LBE to understand and clarify the transfer behavior of toxic impurities from LBE coolant to a gas phase. The experiments utilized the 'transpiration method' in which saturated vapor in an isothermal evaporation pot was transported by inert carrier gas and collected outside of the pot. While the previous paper ICONE12-49111 has already reported the evaporation behavior of LBE and of tellurium in LBE, this paper summarizes the outlines and the results of experiments for important impurity materials {sup 210}Po and rare-earth elements which are accumulated in liquid LBE as activation products and spallation products. In the experiments for rare-earth elements, non-radioactive isotope was used. The LBE pool is about 330-670 g in weight and has a surface area of 4 cm x 14 cm. {sup 210}Po experiments were carried out with a smaller test apparatus and radioactive {sup 210}Po produced through neutron irradiation of LBE in the Japan Materials Testing Reactor (JMTR). We obtained fundamental and instructive evaporation data such as vapor concentration, partial vapor pressure of {sup 210}Po in the gas phase, and gas-liquid equilibrium partition coefficients of the impurities in LBE under the temperature condition between 450 and 750 deg. C. The {sup 210}Po test revealed that Po had characteristics to be retained in LBE but was still more volatile than LBE solvent. A part of Eu tests implied high volatility of rare-earth elements comparable to that of Po. This tendency is possibly related to the local enrichment of the solute near the pool surface and needs to be investigated more. These results are useful and indispensable for the evaluation of radioactive materials transfer to the gas phase in LBE-cooled nuclear systems. (authors)

Shuji Ohno; Shinya Miyahara; Yuji Kurata [Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan); Ryoei Katsura [Nippon Nuclear Fuel Development Co., Ltd. (Japan); Shigeru Yoshida [KAKEN Co., Ltd. (Japan)

2006-07-01

412

Black Hole - Never Forms, or Never Evaporates  

E-print Network

Many discussion about the black hole conundrums, such as singularity and information loss, suggested that there must be some essential irreconcilable conflict between quantum theory and classical gravity theory, which cannot be solved with any semiclassical quantized model of gravity, the only feasible way must be some complete unified quantum theory of gravity. In \\cite{Vachaspati2007a}, the arguments indicate the possibility of an alternate outcome of gravitational collapse which avoids the information loss problem. In this paper, also with semiclassical analysis, it shows that so long as the mechanism of black hole evaporation satisfies a quite loose condition that the evaporation lifespan is finite for external observers, regardless of the detailed mechanism and process of evaporation, the conundrums above can be naturally avoided. This condition can be satisfied with Hawking-Unruh mechanism. Thus, the conflict between quantum theory and classical gravity theory may be not as serious as it seemed to be, the effectiveness of semiclassical methods might be underestimated. An exact universal solution with spherical symmetry of Einstein field equation has been derived in this paper. All possible solutions with spherical symmetry of Einstein field equation are its special cases. In addition, some problems of the Penrose diagram of an evaporating black hole first introduced by Hawking in 1975 \\cite{Hawking1975} are clarified.

Sun Yi

2011-03-21

413

Correcting Microwave Precipitation Retrievals for near-Surface Evaporation  

E-print Network

This paper compares two methods for correcting passive or active microwave surface precipitation estimates based on hydrometeors sensed aloft that may evaporate before landing. These corrections were derived using two years ...

Surussavadee, Chinnawat

414

Investigation of a method of extraction of helium and ethane from gas containing carbon dioxide  

SciTech Connect

A plant for separation of the natural gas with extraction of helium, ethane, and the C{sub 3+H} fraction is described. The plant may also operate with extraction of only hydrocarbons. In conducting the investigation, the methods of calculation of the phase equilibria and thermodynamic properties of the mixtures and systems of simulation of production operations were used. The C{sub 2+H} fraction is separated in two columns, the absorber and the demethanizer. The second function of the column is removal of CO{sub 2} from the gas supplied to the block for separation of helium. To the plant is supplied gas which has been previously processed in the gas field with a pressure of 6.5 MPa. The main flow of gas is cooled with propane to about -50{degrees}C and supplied to the separator. The separated gas is expanded in the centrifugal expander to a pressure of 2 MPa and delivered to the absorber. To the upper plate of the absorber is supplied compressed gas cleansed of CO{sub 2} on zeolites. The gas exiting from the absorber is supplied for separation of helium to the parallel current condensers and the steam stills. The gas leaves the separator with a helium content of about 60%.

Barsuk, S.D.

1995-09-01

415

CHEMISTRY IN EVAPORATING ICES-UNEXPLORED TERRITORY  

SciTech Connect

We suggest that three-body chemistry may occur in warm high-density gas evaporating in transient co-desorption events on interstellar ices. Using a highly idealized computational model we explore the chemical conversion from simple species of the ice to more complex species containing several heavy atoms, as a function of density and of adopted three-body rate coefficients. We predict that there is a wide range of densities and rate coefficients in which a significant chemical conversion may occur. We discuss the implications of this idea for the astrochemistry of hot cores.

Cecchi-Pestellini, Cesare [INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari, Strada n.54, Loc. Poggio dei Pini, 09012 Capoterra (Italy); Rawlings, Jonathan M. C.; Viti, Serena; Williams, David A., E-mail: ccp@ca.astro.i, E-mail: jcr@star.ucl.ac.u, E-mail: sv@star.ucl.ac.u, E-mail: daw@star.ucl.ac.u [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom)

2010-12-20

416

Evaporation characteristics of ETBE-blended gasoline.  

PubMed

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to global warming, production of gasoline blended with ethyl tert-buthyl ether (ETBE) is increasing annually. The flash point of ETBE is higher than that of gasoline, and blending ETBE into gasoline will change the flash point and the vapor pressure. Therefore, it is expected that the fire hazard caused by ETBE-blended gasoline would differ from that caused by normal gasoline. The aim of this study was to acquire the knowledge required for estimating the fire hazard of ETBE-blended gasoline. Supposing that ETBE-blended gasoline was a two-component mixture of gasoline and ETBE, we developed a prediction model that describes the vapor pressure and flash point of ETBE-blended gasoline in an arbitrary ETBE blending ratio. We chose 8-component hydrocarbon mixture as a model gasoline, and defined the relation between molar mass of gasoline and mass loss fraction. We measured the changes in the vapor pressure and flash point of gasoline by blending ETBE and evaporation, and compared the predicted values with the measured values in order to verify the prediction model. The calculated values of vapor pressures and flash points corresponded well to the measured values. Thus, we confirmed that the change in the evaporation characteristics of ETBE-blended gasoline by evaporation could be predicted by the proposed model. Furthermore, the vapor pressure constants of ETBE-blended gasoline were obtained by the model, and then the distillation curves were developed. PMID:25644031

Okamoto, Katsuhiro; Hiramatsu, Muneyuki; Hino, Tomonori; Otake, Takuma; Okamoto, Takashi; Miyamoto, Hiroki; Honma, Masakatsu; Watanabe, Norimichi

2015-04-28

417

Modern methods of numerical investigation of rarefied gas phenomena  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Analytical techniques for describing the characteristics of a dilute gas are examined, noting their basis in manipulation of terms in the Boltzmann equation. The collisional term in the Boltzmann equation is noted to be too complex to solve using numerical simulation, and attempts to obtain solutions by substituting the BGK-model for the collisional term have been made. Monte Carlo simulations, employing a low-order approximation in velocity space, have demanded a significant amount of computer time. Direct simulation, involving the sampling of a set number of molecules governed by an initial distribution function, takes into account the number of binary collisions necessary until a stable condition is reached, starting from a point of no collisions. The simulation includes consideration of the Prigogine equation for a multiparticle distribution function. Conservative algorithms are defined for ensuring numerical accuracy in a regular numerical approach, which is demonstrated to be valid when dealing with engineering problems of one and two dimensions where a simple geometry is present.

Tcheremissine, F. G.

1982-07-01

418

Method and apparatus for purification of high Nâ content gas  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method is described for separating nitrogen from methane in a gaseous mixture including nitrogen and methane, comprising the steps of cooling the gaseous mixture to a temperature below the boiling point of methane but above the boiling point of nitrogen, feeding the cooled mixture to a nitrogen-methane cryogenic fractionator to provide methane condensation, injecting into the fractionator a distillative

J. Yao; J. J. Chen; D. G. Elliot

1986-01-01

419

Method and apparatus for filtering gas with a moving granular filter bed  

DOEpatents

A method and apparatus for filtering gas (58) with a moving granular filter bed (48) involves moving a mass of particulate filter material (48) downwardly through a filter compartment (35); tangentially introducing gas into the compartment (54) to move in a cyclonic path downwardly around the moving filter material (48); diverting the cyclonic path (58) to a vertical path (62) to cause the gas to directly interface with the particulate filter material (48); thence causing the gas to move upwardly through the filter material (48) through a screened partition (24, 32) into a static upper compartment (22) of a filter compartment for exodus (56) of the gas which has passed through the particulate filter material (48).

Brown, Robert C. (Ames, IA); Wistrom, Corey (Ames, IA); Smeenk, Jerod L. (Ames, IA)

2007-12-18

420

New methods for locating the moving gas/water boundary in underground storage reservoirs  

SciTech Connect

Methods have been developed which permit the calculation of the approximate position of the moving gas-water boundary in underground gas storage reservoirs from data on storage pressures and distant observation well liquid levels. Locating the gas-water boundary in underground storage is important in the control of gas bubble growth and in monitoring against possible migration away from storage horizon. The mathematic procedures developed permit calculation of gas-water interface location as a function of time as it moves laterally in response to storage operations. Reasonable results and agreement with observations were obtained from the model using reservoir data from a large storage field. The sensitivity of results to possible errors in the reservoir data and the effect of location of the available key storage well are shown to provide practical guidelines defining limitations of the mathematic technique.

Udegbunam, E.O.; Tek, M.R.

1983-01-01

421

Method for converting noxious pollutants from flue gas into merchantable by-products  

SciTech Connect

A method is described for removing pollutants from boiler plant flue gases comprising the steps of: (a) exchanging heat between a flue gas which contains SO[sub 2], SO[sub 3] and NO pollutants and a first fluid to cool the flue gas down to a first temperature whereat substantially all SO[sub 3] in the flue gas is combined with H[sub 2]O; (b) condensing the SO[sub 3] and H[sub 2]O from the flue gas as a first condensate; (c) adding a solution containing an ammoniacal substance and a detergent to said flue gas to produce soapsuds and sulfates including ammonium bisulfate; (d) collecting the soap suds and ammonium bisulfate produced after said adding step and the first condensate as a first solution; and (e) separating ammonium bisulfate from said first solution.

Johnson, A.F.

1993-07-27

422

A method to estimate weight and dimensions of large and small gas turbine engines  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A computerized method was developed to estimate weight and envelope dimensions of large and small gas turbine engines within + or - 5% to 10%. The method is based on correlations of component weight and design features of 29 data base engines. Rotating components were estimated by a preliminary design procedure which is sensitive to blade geometry, operating conditions, material properties, shaft speed, hub tip ratio, etc. The development and justification of the method selected, and the various methods of analysis are discussed.

Onat, E.; Klees, G. W.

1979-01-01

423

Histogrammatic Method for Determining Relative Abundance of Input Gas Pulse  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

To satisfy the Major Constituents Analysis (MCA) requirements for the Vehicle Cabin Atmosphere Monitor (VCAM), this software analyzes the relative abundance ratios for N2, O2, Ar, and CO2 as a function of time and constructs their best-estimate mean. A histogram is first built of all abundance ratios for each of the species vs time. The abundance peaks corresponding to the intended measurement and any obfuscating background are then separated via standard peak-finding techniques in histogram space. A voting scheme is then used to include/exclude this particular time sample in the final average based on its membership to the intended measurement or the background population. This results in a robust and reasonable estimate of the abundance of trace components such as CO2 and Ar even in the presence of obfuscating backgrounds internal to the VCAM device. VCAM can provide a means for monitoring the air within the enclosed environments, such as the ISS (International Space Station), Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV), a Lunar Habitat, or another vehicle traveling to Mars. Its miniature pre-concentrator, gas chromatograph (GC), and mass spectrometer can provide unbiased detection of a large number of organic species as well as MCA analysis. VCAM s software can identify the concentration of trace chemicals and whether the chemicals are on a targeted list of hazardous compounds. This innovation s performance and reliability on orbit, along with the ground team s assessment of its raw data and analysis results, will validate its technology for future use and development.

Mandrake, Lukas; Bornstein, Benjamin J.; Madzunkov, Stojan; MacAskill, John A.

2012-01-01

424

Apparatus and method for a gas turbine nozzle  

DOEpatents

A nozzle includes an inlet, an outlet, and an axial centerline. A shroud surrounding the axial centerline extends from the inlet to the outlet and defines a circumference. The circumference proximate the inlet is greater than the circumference at a first point downstream of the inlet, and the circumference at the first point downstream of the inlet is less than the circumference at a second point downstream of the first point. A method for supplying a fuel through a nozzle directs a first airflow along a first path and a second airflow along a second path separate from the first path. The method further includes injecting the fuel into at least one of the first path or the second path and accelerating at least one of the first airflow or the second airflow.

Zuo, Baifang; Ziminsky, Willy Steve; Johnson, Thomas Edward; Intile, John Charles; Lacy, Benjamin Paul

2013-02-05

425

Linear nozzle with tailored gas plumes and method  

DOEpatents

There is claimed a method for depositing fluid material from a linear nozzle in a substantially uniform manner across and along a surface. The method includes directing gaseous medium through said nozzle to provide a gaseous stream at the nozzle exit that entrains fluid material supplied to the nozzle, said gaseous stream being provided with a velocity profile across the nozzle width that compensates for the gaseous medium's tendency to assume an axisymmetric configuration after leaving the nozzle and before reaching the surface. There is also claimed a nozzle divided into respective side-by-side zones, or preferably chambers, through which a gaseous stream can be delivered in various velocity profiles across the width of said nozzle to compensate for the tendency of this gaseous medium to assume an axisymmetric configuration.

Leon, David D. (Murrysville, PA); Kozarek, Robert L. (Apollo, PA); Mansour, Adel (Mentor, OH); Chigier, Norman (Pittsburgh, PA)

1999-01-01

426

Control method for turbocharged diesel engines having exhaust gas recirculation  

DOEpatents

A method of controlling the airflow into a compression ignition engine having an EGR and a VGT. The control strategy includes the steps of generating desired EGR and VGT turbine mass flow rates as a function of the desired and measured compressor mass airflow values and exhaust manifold pressure values. The desired compressor mass airflow and exhaust manifold pressure values are generated as a function of the operator-requested fueling rate and engine speed. The EGR and VGT turbine mass flow rates are then inverted to corresponding EGR and VGT actuator positions to achieve the desired compressor mass airflow rate and exhaust manifold pressure. The control strategy also includes a method of estimating the intake manifold pressure used in generating the EGR valve and VGT turbine positions.

Kolmanovsky, Ilya V. (Ypsilanti, MI); Jankovic, Mrdjan J (Birmingham, MI); Jankovic, Miroslava (Birmingham, MI)

2000-03-14

427

Advancing New 3D Seismic Interpretation Methods for Exploration and Development of Fractured Tight Gas Reservoirs  

SciTech Connect

In a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and GeoSpectrum, Inc., new P-wave 3D seismic interpretation methods to characterize fractured gas reservoirs are developed. A data driven exploratory approach is used to determine empirical relationships for reservoir properties. Fractures are predicted using seismic lineament mapping through a series of horizon and time slices in the reservoir zone. A seismic lineament is a linear feature seen in a slice through the seismic volume that has negligible vertical offset. We interpret that in regions of high seismic lineament density there is a greater likelihood of fractured reservoir. Seismic AVO attributes are developed to map brittle reservoir rock (low clay) and gas content. Brittle rocks are interpreted to be more fractured when seismic lineaments are present. The most important attribute developed in this study is the gas sensitive phase gradient (a new AVO attribute), as reservoir fractures may provide a plumbing system for both water and gas. Success is obtained when economic gas and oil discoveries are found. In a gas field previously plagued with poor drilling results, four new wells were spotted using the new methodology and recently drilled. The wells have estimated best of 12-months production indicators of 2106, 1652, 941, and 227 MCFGPD. The latter well was drilled in a region of swarming seismic lineaments but has poor gas sensitive phase gradient (AVO) and clay volume attributes. GeoSpectrum advised the unit operators that this location did not appear to have significant Lower Dakota gas before the well was drilled. The other three wells are considered good wells in this part of the basin and among the best wells in the area. These new drilling results have nearly doubled the gas production and the value of the field. The interpretation method is ready for commercialization and gas exploration and development. The new technology is adaptable to conventional lower cost 3D seismic surveys.

James Reeves

2005-01-31

428

The Tracer Gas Method of Determining the Charging Efficiency of Two-stroke-cycle Diesel Engines  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A convenient method has been developed for determining the scavenging efficiency or the charging efficiency of two-stroke-cycle engines. The method consists of introducing a suitable tracer gas into the inlet air of the running engine and measuring chemically its concentration both in the inlet and exhaust gas. Monomethylamine CH(sub 3)NH(sub 2) was found suitable for the purpose as it burns almost completely during combustion, whereas the "short-circuited" portion does not burn at all and can be determined quantitatively in the exhaust. The method was tested both on four-stroke and on two-stroke engines and is considered accurate within 1 percent.

Schweitzer, P H; Deluca, Frank, Jr

1942-01-01

429

A single-filament schlieren method for flowing characteristic measurements in the pulsed gas lasers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The single-filament schlieren method was based on the beam deflection in non-uniform medium. In this paper, a fourelement photodiode was used to acquire the deflection of the probing beam. The effects of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and the vibration of the blower on the output of the photodiode were investigated in detail and they have little impact on the measurements of the flowing characteristic after discharge. Then the perturbation in the discharge region was investigated. The heated gas in the discharge region can be easily detected and the gas velocity can be calculated by tracing the drift of the heated gas. This method also showed a high sensitivity and convenience to observe the acoustic waves originated from fast energy deposition. The results showed that the reflective acoustic wave existed for about 4 ms after discharge and it had a major effect on the non-uniformity of gas medium before the subsequent pulsed discharge.

Xu, Yongyue; Zuo, Duluo; Wang, Xinbing; Li, Bin; Yu, Anlan; Luo, Shiwen

2014-02-01

430

Assessing Methods and Data for Pore-Size Distribution of PEMFC Gas-Diffusion Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Data for hydrophilic and hydrophobic pore-size distributions are presented for two gas-diffusion media GDM commonly used in proton exchange membrane fuel cells PEMFCs. The data were obtained using two measurement methods, intrusion porosimetry and the method of standard porosimetry MSP. The use of multiple working fluids to access hydrophilic and hydrophobic pores is discussed as well as limitations associated with

Michael J. Marti?nez; Sirivatch Shimpalee; J. W. Van Zee; A. V. Sakars

2009-01-01

431

A gas chromatography–mass spectrometric method to determine skin-whitening agents in cosmetic products  

Microsoft Academic Search

An analytical method is proposed here to determine three allowed (kojic acid, azelaic acid and arbutin) and two forbidden (resorcinol and hydroquinone) skin-whitening agents in cosmetics. The method is based on gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometric detection, which allows the two prohibited target compounds to be identified unequivocally by means of their mass spectra acquired in full-scan mode at

Alberto Chisvert; Judit Sisternes; Ángel Balaguer; Amparo Salvador

2010-01-01

432

REVIEW OF METHODS OF OPTICAL GAS Detection by Direct Optical Spectroscopy, with Emphasis on Correlation Spectroscopy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This chapter reviews the development of optical gas sensors, starting with an initial emphasis on optical-fibre remoted techniques and finishing with a particular focus on our own group's work on highly selective methods using correlation spectroscopy. This latter section includes extensive theoretical modelling of a correlation spectroscopy method, and compares theory with practice for a CO2 sensor.

Dakin, John P.; Chambers, Paul

433

Magnetic Deflection Method for Angular Distribution of Electrons Scattered by Gas Molecules  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method is given for evaluating the scattering coefficient for electrons colliding with gas molecules, if the electrons both before and after collision describe circular paths in a uniform magnetic field. As in previous methods an electron gun and a receiver are needed. The axis about which the gun may be rotated is parallel to the receiver slits and lies

A. Pharo Gagge

1933-01-01

434

Flammable gas safety program. Analytical methods development: FY 1994 progress report  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the status of developing analytical methods to account for the organic components in Hanford waste tanks, with particular focus on tanks assigned to the Flammable Gas Watch List. The methods that have been developed are illustrated by their application to samples obtained from Tank 241-SY-101 (Tank 101-SY).

Campbell, J.A.; Clauss, S.; Grant, K.; Hoopes, V.; Lerner, B.; Lucke, R.; Mong, G.; Rau, J.; Wahl, K.; Steele, R.

1994-09-01

435

Estimation of evaporative fraction from a combination of day and night land surface temperatures and NDVI: A new method to determine  

E-print Network

and NDVI: A new method to determine the Priestley­Taylor parameter Kaicun Wang a,b,c,, Zhanqing Li b , M: the thermal inertia method and the Ts­normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) (Ts­NDVI) spatial of methods and uses day­night Ts difference­NDVI (Ts­NDVI). Ground-based measurements collected by Energy

Li, Zhanqing

436

Method to measure gas levels during auger mining of coal. Information circular/1994  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Bureau of Mines has developed a method to measure methane and other gases during the auger mining of coal. An intrinsically safe commercial gas detector with a built-in data logger was mounted in the center of the hollow conveying auger. A sample head through the wall of the auger conducted a gas sample to the detector. Results showed that gas levels can be monitored on a continuous basis during the auger mining of coal and the data retrieved upon completion of the hole.

Volkwein, J.C.; Prokop, A.D.

1994-01-01

437

Thermal chemical recuperation method and system for use with gas turbine systems  

DOEpatents

A system and method are disclosed for efficiently generating power using a gas turbine, a steam generating system and a reformer. The gas turbine receives a reformed fuel stream and an air stream and produces shaft power and exhaust. Some of the thermal energy from the turbine exhaust is received by the reformer. The turbine exhaust is then directed to the steam generator system that recovers thermal energy from it and also produces a steam flow from a water stream. The steam flow and a fuel stream are directed to the reformer that reforms the fuel stream and produces the reformed fuel stream used in the gas turbine. 2 figs.

Yang, W.C.; Newby, R.A.; Bannister, R.L.

1999-04-27

438

Simple method for gas temperature determination in CO?-containing discharges.  

PubMed

A simple gas temperature determination method based on the line ratio between two rotational peaks from the CO Angstrom rotational emission band is reported. A formula based on CO spectral synthesis provides a way for temperature control in plasmas containing CO molecules. This approach is validated in a CO2 flowing gas surfaguide microwave discharge operating at 2.45 GHz. The gas temperature results are compared with the ones obtained using a Boltzmann plot approach, as well as using direct comparison of measured and calculated rotational spectra of the same rotational band. PMID:25361300

Silva, Tiago; Britun, Nikolay; Godfroid, Thomas; Snyders, Rony

2014-11-01

439

Stress analysis of gas turbine engine structures using the boundary element method  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The theory of the boundary element method is briefly reviewed with particular reference to the feasibility of elastic and inelastic three-dimensional stress analysis of complex structures characteristic of gas turbine engine components. Particular requirements of gas turbine analysis are defined, and examples of the use of a boundary element code designed for the three-dimensional stress analysis of turbine components are presented. It is shown that the general-purpose boundary element code can accurately and efficiently analyze many of the gas turbine engine structures.

Wilson, R. B.; Snow, D. W.; Banerjee, P. K.

1985-01-01

440

Thermal chemical recuperation method and system for use with gas turbine systems  

DOEpatents

A system and method for efficiently generating power using a gas turbine, a steam generating system (20, 22, 78) and a reformer. The gas turbine receives a reformed fuel stream (74) and an air stream and produces shaft power and exhaust. Some of the thermal energy from the turbine exhaust is received by the reformer (18). The turbine exhaust is then directed to the steam generator system that recovers thermal energy from it and also produces a steam flow from a water stream. The steam flow and a fuel stream are directed to the reformer that reforms the fuel stream and produces the reformed fuel stream used in the gas turbine.

Yang, Wen-Ching (Export, PA); Newby, Richard A. (Pittsburgh, PA); Bannister, Ronald L. (Winter Springs, FL)

1999-01-01

441

Measurements of methane emissions from natural gas gathering facilities and processing plants: measurement methods  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Increased natural gas production in recent years has spurred intense interest in methane (CH4) emissions associated with its production, gathering, processing, transmission and distribution. Gathering and processing facilities (G&P facilities) are unique in that the wide range of gas sources (shale, coal-bed, tight gas, conventional, etc.) results in a wide range of gas compositions, which in turn requires an array of technologies to prepare the gas for pipeline transmission and distribution. We present an overview and detailed description of the measurement method and analysis approach used during a 20-week field campaign studying CH4 emissions from the natural gas G&P facilities between October 2013 and April 2014. Dual tracer flux measurements and onsite observations were used to address the magnitude and origins of CH4 emissions from these facilities. The use of a second tracer as an internal standard revealed plume-specific uncertainties in the measured emission rates of 20-47%, depending upon plume classification. Combining downwind methane, ethane (C2H6), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), and tracer gas measurements with onsite tracer gas release allows for quantification of facility emissions, and in some cases a more detailed picture of source locations.

Roscioli, J. R.; Yacovitch, T. I.; Floerchinger, C.; Mitchell, A. L.; Tkacik, D. S.; Subramanian, R.; Martinez, D. M.; Vaughn, T. L.; Williams, L.; Zimmerle, D.; Robinson, A. L.; Herndon, S. C.; Marchese, A. J.

2014-12-01

442

Evaporative cooling of flare plasma  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A one-dimensional loop model for the evaporative cooling of the coronal flare plasma was investigated. Conductive losses dominated radiative cooling, and the evaporative velocities were small compared to the sound speed. The profile and evolution of the temperature were calculated. The model was in agreement with soft X-ray observations on the evolution of flare temperatures and emission measures. The effect of evaporation was to greatly reduce the conductive heat flux into the chromosphere and to enhance the EUV emission from the coronal flare plasma.

Antiochos, S. K.; Sturrock, P. A.

1976-01-01

443

A rapid gas chromatographic method for the determination of BHA and BHT in vegetable oils  

Microsoft Academic Search

A gas liquid chromatographic (GLC) technique has been developed which requires about 20 min for the determination of BHA and\\u000a BHT in vegetable oils. This method involves the addition of an internal standard to a weighed portion of the oil, dilution\\u000a of the mixture with carbon disulfide, and injection into the Gas Chromatograph. BHA and BHT are isolated from the

Kenneth T. Hartman; Lucien C. Rose

1970-01-01

444

Method of removing and recovering elemental sulfur from highly reducing gas streams containing sulfur gases  

DOEpatents

A method is provided for removal of sulfur gases and recovery of elemental sulfur from sulfur gas containing supply streams, such as syngas or coal gas, by contacting the supply stream with a catalyst, that is either an activated carbon or an oxide based catalyst, and an oxidant, such as sulfur dioxide, in a reaction medium such as molten sulfur, to convert the sulfur gases in the supply stream to elemental sulfur, and recovering the elemental sulfur by separation from the reaction medium.

Gangwal, Santosh K.; Nikolopoulos, Apostolos A.; Dorchak, Thomas P.; Dorchak, Mary Anne

2005-11-08

445

Evaporation and transport of water isotopologues from Greenland lakes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Water isotopes are a vital tracer for determining the evaporative source of precipitated water. However, estimates of the isotopic composition of evaporated moisture remain poorly constrained. Our goals were to show that isotopic profiles from a single lake source are observable, simulate these profiles with a simple mass conservation model, better constrain estimates of turbulent diffusion and evaporation using isotopes, and determine if a previously developed model can predict the observed isotopic flux of evaporated moisture accurately under our study conditions. Using an LGR water vapor isotope analyzer, we recorded vertical and horizontal vapor gradients over Greenland lakes 150 m to 5.5 km across under steady-state dominated conditions. We compared model simulations with field observations of humidity and isotopic profiles to determine the best-fit value for the model's turbulent diffusion parameter, allowing us to calculate evaporation rates. The model produced plausible profiles of vapor concentrations above 0.5 m, but overestimated humidity near the water surface. Our calculated evaporation rate decreased as fetch increased contrary to previous studies that show relatively constant evaporation with distance. Part of this discrepancy might have been caused by model simplifications such as assuming horizontally uniform wind speed. Our results also showed that, during gusts, wind speed and vapor concentrations are positively correlated indicating that concentration increase caused by greater turbulence transport outweighed the concentration decrease caused by shorter transit time of advection. Incorporating isotopic data reduced statistical error in evaporation estimates by a factor of two. Estimated evaporation rates, although lower than expected, are within error of rates estimated using an empirical model based on previous Arctic lake studies. We also showed that a model for predicting isotopic ratios of the evaporative flux over ocean produced inaccurate results when applied to lakes due to their smaller fetch. The methods used in our study present a more adequate alternative in lake studies.

Lauder, Alex

446

Sensitivity of Spacebased Microwave Radiometer Observations to Ocean Surface Evaporation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Ocean surface evaporation and the latent heat it carries are the major components of the hydrologic and thermal forcing on the global oceans. However, there is practically no direct in situ measurements. Evaporation estimated from bulk parameterization methods depends on the quality and distribution of volunteer-ship reports which are far less than satisfactory. The only way to monitor evaporation with sufficient temporal and spatial resolutions to study global environment changes is by spaceborne sensors. The estimation of seasonal-to-interannual variation of ocean evaporation, using spacebased measurements of wind speed, sea surface temperature (SST), and integrated water vapor, through bulk parameterization method,s was achieved with reasonable success over most of the global ocean, in the past decade. Because all the three geophysical parameters can be retrieved from the radiance at the frequencies measured by the Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) on Nimbus-7, the feasibility of retrieving evaporation directly from the measured radiance was suggested and demonstrated using coincident brightness temperatures observed by SMMR and latent heat flux computed from ship data, in the monthly time scale. However, the operational microwave radiometers that followed SMMR, the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I), lack the low frequency channels which are sensitive to SST. This low frequency channels are again included in the microwave imager (TMI) of the recently launched Tropical Rain Measuring Mission (TRMM). The radiance at the frequencies observed by both TMI and SSM/I were simulated through an atmospheric radiative transfer model using ocean surface parameters and atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles produced by the reanalysis of the European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF). From the same ECMWF data set, coincident evaporation is computed using a surface layer turbulent transfer model. The sensitivity of the radiance to evaporation over various seasons and geographic locations are examined. The microwave frequencies with radiance that are significant correlated with evaporation are identify and capability of estimating evaporation directly from TMI will be discussed.

Liu, Timothy W.; Li, Li

2000-01-01

447

Method for the photocatalytic conversion of gas hydrates  

DOEpatents

A method for converting methane hydrates to methanol, as well as hydrogen, through exposure to light. The process includes conversion of methane hydrates by light where a radical initiator has been added, and may be modified to include the conversion of methane hydrates with light where a photocatalyst doped by a suitable metal and an electron transfer agent to produce methanol and hydrogen. The present invention operates at temperatures below 0.degree. C., and allows for the direct conversion of methane contained within the hydrate in situ.

Taylor, Charles E. (Pittsburg, PA); Noceti, Richard P. (Pittsburg, PA); Bockrath, Bradley C. (Bethel Park, PA)

2001-01-01

448

innovati nInnovative Evaporative and Thermally Activated Technologies  

E-print Network

Unit DEVap Cooling Core Cool, Dry Supply Air Return Air Outdoor Air NREL is a national laboratory moisture from the air using heat, and advanced evaporative technologies to develop a cooling unit that uses and are then dried by thermal heat. Many thermal sources, such as natural gas, combined heat and power systems

449

Evaporation-driven transport and precipitation of salt in porous  

E-print Network

Evaporation-driven transport and precipitation of salt in porous media: A multi-domain approach within the porous matrix is occupied by liquid and gas phases: ­ The secondary phase pressure flux: · Continuity of chemical potential between phases inside the porous medium · Continuity of mass

Cirpka, Olaf Arie

450

Horizontal natural gas storage caverns and methods for producing same  

DOEpatents

The invention provides caverns and methods for producing caverns in bedded salt deposits for the storage of materials that are not solvents for salt. The contemplated salt deposits are of the bedded, non-domed variety, more particularly salt found in layered formations that are sufficiently thick to enable the production of commercially usefully sized caverns completely encompassed by walls of salt of the formation. In a preferred method, a first bore hole is drilled into the salt formation and a cavity for receiving insolubles is leached from the salt formation. Thereafter, at a predetermined distance away from the first bore hole, a second bore hole is drilled towards the salt formation. As this drill approaches the salt, the drill assumes a slant approach and enters the salt and drills through it in a horizontal direction until it intersects the cavity for receiving insolubles. This produces a substantially horizontal conduit from which solvent is controlledly supplied to the surrounding salt formation, leaching the salt and producing a concentrated brine which is removed through the first bore hole. Insolubles are collected in the cavity for receiving insolubles. By controlledly supplying solvent, a horizontal cavern is produced with two bore holes extending therefrom.

Russo, Anthony (Albuquerque, NM)

1995-01-01

451

Hollow-Fiber Spacesuit Water Membrane Evaporator  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The hollow-fiber spacesuit water membrane evaporator (HoFi SWME) is being developed to perform the thermal control function for advanced spacesuits and spacecraft to take advantage of recent advances in micropore membrane technology in providing a robust, heat-rejection device that is less sensitive to contamination than is the sublimator. After recent contamination tests, a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) micro porous hollow-fiber membrane was selected for prototype development as the most suitable candidate among commercial hollow-fiber evaporator alternatives. An innovative design that grouped the fiber layers into stacks, which were separated by small spaces and packaged into a cylindrical shape, was developed into a full-scale prototype for the spacesuit application. Vacuum chamber testing has been performed to characterize heat rejection as a function of inlet water temperature and water vapor back-pressure, and to show contamination resistance to the constituents expected to be found in potable water produced by the wastewater reclamation distillation processes. Other tests showed tolerance to freezing and suitability to reject heat in a Mars pressure environment. In summary, HoFi SWME is a lightweight, compact evaporator for heat rejection in the spacesuit that is robust, contamination- insensitive, freeze-tolerant, and able to reject the required heat of spacewalks in microgravity, lunar, and Martian environments. The HoFi is packaged to reject 810 W of heat through 800 hours of use in a vacuum environment, and 370 W in a Mars environment. The device also eliminates free gas and dissolved gas from the coolant loop.

Bue, Grant; Trevino, Luis; Tsioulos, Gus; Mitchell, Keith; Settles, Joseph

2013-01-01

452

Pressure based finite volume method for calculation of compressible viscous gas flows  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A pressure based, iterative finite volume method is developed for calculation of compressible, viscous, heat conductive gas flows at all speeds. The method does not need the use of under-relaxation coefficient in order to ensure a convergence of the iterative process. The method is derived from a general form of system of equations describing the motion of compressible, viscous gas. An emphasis is done on the calculation of gaseous microfluidic problems. A fast transient process of gas wave propagation in a two-dimensional microchannel is used as a benchmark problem. The results obtained by using the new method are compared with the numerical solution obtained by using SIMPLE (iterative) and PISO (non-iterative) methods. It is shown that the new iterative method is faster than SIMPLE. For the considered problem the new method is slightly faster than PISO as well. Calculated are also some typical microfluidic subsonic and supersonic flows, and the Rayleigh-Bénard convection of a rarefied