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Organic iodine removal from simulated dissolver off-gas systems utilizing silver-exchanged mordenite  

SciTech Connect

The removal of methyl iodide by adsorption onto silver mordenite was studied using a simulated off-gas from the fuel dissolution step of a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant. The adsorption of methyl iodide on silver mordenite was examined for the effect of NO/sub x/, humidity, iodine concentration, filter temperature, silver loadings and filter pretreatment. The highest iodine loading achieved in these tests was 142 mg CH/sub 3/I per g of substrate on fully exchanged zeolite, approximately the same as elemental iodine loadings. A filter using fully exchanged silver mordenite operating at 200/sup 0/C obtained higher iodine loadings than a similar filter operating at 150/sup 0/C. Pretreatment of the sorbent bed with hydrogen rather than dry air, at a temperature of 200/sup 0/C, also improved the loading. Variations in the methyl iodide concentration had minimal effects on the overall loading. Filters exposed to moist air streams attained higher loadings than those in contact with dry air. Partially exchanged silver mordenite achieved higher silver utilizations than the fully exchanged material. The partially exchanged mordenite also achieved higher loadings at 200/sup 0/C than at 250/sup 0/C. The iodine loaded onto these beds was not stripped at 500/sup 0/C by either 4.5% hydrogen or 100% hydrogen; however, the iodine could be removed by air at 500/sup 0/C, and the bed could be reloaded. A study of the regeneration characteristics of fully exchanged silver mordenite indicates limited adsorbent capacity after complete removal of the iodine with 4.5% hydrogen in the regeneration gas stream at 500/sup 0/C. The loss of adsorbent capacity is much higher for silver mordenite regenerated in a stainless steel filter housing than in a glass filter housing.

Jubin, R.T.

1981-01-01

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Filter efficiencies and activity levels of the off-gas system for the Redox multipurpose dissolver  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dissolver off-gas filters with relatively low efficiencies (approximately 96 per cent) have in the past been the cause of radioactive fallout from the Redox 291-S stack. The recommendation was made to check the efficiency of these filters semiannually. This is a report on efficiency tests for the period from May 22, 1961, to June 6, 1961. One of the steps

Uebelacker

1961-01-01

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Dissolver Off-gas Hot Operations Authorization (AFCI CETE Milestone Report)  

SciTech Connect

The head-end processing of the Coupled-End-to-End (CETE) Demonstration includes fuel receipt, fuel disassembly, exposure of fuel (e.g., by segmenting the fuel pins), voloxidation of the fuel to separate tritium, and fuel dissolution. All of these processing steps with the exception of the dissolution step will be accomplished in the Irradiated Fuels Examination Laboratory (IFEL) (Building 3525). The final headend step will be performed in the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center (Building 7920). The primary purpose of the fuel dissolution step is to prepare the solid fuel for subsequent liquid separations steps. This is accomplished by dissolving the fuel solids using nitric acid. During the dissolution process gases are evolved. Oxides of nitrogen are the primary off-gas components generated by the reactions of nitric acid and the fuel oxides however, during the dissolution and sparging of the resulting solution, iodine, C-14 as carbon dioxide, xenon, and krypton gasses are also released to the off-gas stream. The Dissolver Off-gas treatment rack provides a means of trapping these volatile fission products and other gases via various trapping media. Specifically the rack will recover iodine on a solid sorbent bed, scrub NOx in a water/acid column, scrub CO{sub 2} in a caustic scrubber column, remove moisture with solid sorbent drier beds and recover Xe and Kr using solid absorbent beds. The primary purpose of this experimental rack and the off-gas rack associated with the voloxidation equipment located at IFEL is to close the material balances around the volatile gases and to provide an understanding of the impacts of specific processing conditions on the fractions of the volatile components released from the various head-end processing steps.

Jubin, Robert Thomas [ORNL

2009-06-01

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Off-gas Adsorption Model and Simulation - OSPREY  

SciTech Connect

The absence of industrial scale nuclear fuel reprocessing in the U.S. has precluded the necessary driver for developing the advanced simulation capability now prevalent in so many other countries. Thus, it is essential to model complex series of unit operations to simulate, understand, and predict inherent transient behavior. A capability of accurately simulating the dynamic behavior of advanced fuel cycle separation processes is expected to provide substantial cost savings and many technical benefits. To support this capability, a modeling effort focused on the off-gas treatment system of a used nuclear fuel recycling facility is in progress. The off-gas separation consists of a series of scrubbers and adsorption beds to capture constituents of interest. Dynamic models are being developed to simulate each unit operation involved so each unit operation can be used as a stand-alone model and in series with multiple others. Currently, an adsorption model has been developed within Multi-physics Object Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE) developed at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Off-gas Separation and REcoverY (OSPREY) models the adsorption of offgas constituents for dispersed plug flow in a packed bed under non-isothermal and non-isobaric conditions. Inputs to the model include gas composition, sorbent and column properties, equilibrium and kinetic data, and inlet conditions. The simulation outputs component concentrations along the column length as a function of time from which breakthrough data can be obtained. The breakthrough data can be used to determine bed capacity, which in turn can be used to size columns. In addition to concentration data, the model predicts temperature along the column length as a function of time and pressure drop along the column length. A description of the OSPREY model, results from krypton adsorption modeling and plans for modeling the behavior of iodine, xenon, and tritium will be discussed.

Veronica J Rutledge

2013-10-01

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Off-gas adsorption model and simulation - OSPREY  

SciTech Connect

A capability of accurately simulating the dynamic behavior of advanced fuel cycle separation processes is expected to provide substantial cost savings and many technical benefits. To support this capability, a modeling effort focused on the off-gas treatment system of a used nuclear fuel recycling facility is in progress. The off-gas separation consists of a series of scrubbers and adsorption beds to capture constituents of interest. Dynamic models are being developed to simulate each unit operation involved so each unit operation can be used as a stand-alone model and in series with multiple others. Currently, an adsorption model has been developed within Multi-physics Object Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE) developed at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Off-gas Separation and Recovery (OSPREY) models the adsorption of offgas constituents for dispersed plug flow in a packed bed under non-isothermal and non-isobaric conditions. Inputs to the model include gas composition, sorbent and column properties, equilibrium and kinetic data, and inlet conditions. The simulation outputs component concentrations along the column length as a function of time from which breakthrough data can be obtained. The breakthrough data can be used to determine bed capacity, which in turn can be used to size columns. In addition to concentration data, the model predicts temperature along the column length as a function of time and pressure drop along the column length. A description of the OSPREY model, results from krypton adsorption modeling and plans for modeling the behavior of iodine, xenon, and tritium will be discussed. (author)

Rutledge, V.J. [Idaho National Laboratory, P. O. Box 1625, Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

2013-07-01

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Numerical Simulation of CO and NO Emissions during Converter Off-Gas Combustion in the Cooling Stack  

Microsoft Academic Search

Oxygen converter steelmaking produces a large amount of high temperature off-gas. During pre- and post-combustion of converter off-gas in the cooling stack, CO concentration at outlet is always over emission standard, and NO emission is still paid little attention. In the paper, CO and NO emissions are investigated during converter off-gas combustion by CFD. The simulation results indicate that CO

Sen Li; Xiaolin Wei

2012-01-01

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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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Cracking of simulated oil refinery off-gas over a coal char, petroleum coke, and quartz  

SciTech Connect

The cracking of oil refinery off-gas, simulated with a gas mixture containing methane (51%), ethylene (21.4%), ethane (21.1%), and propane (6.5%), over a coal char, petroleum coke, and quartz, respectively, has been studied in a fixed bed reactor. The experiments were performed at temperatures between 850 and 1000{sup o}C and at atmospheric pressure. The results show that the conversions of all species considered increased with increasing temperature. Ethane and propane completely decomposed over all three bed materials in the temperature range investigated. However, the higher initial conversion rates of methane and ethylene cracking at all temperatures were observed only over the coal char and not on the petroleum coke and quartz, indicating a significant catalytic effect of the coal char on methane and ethylene cracking. Methane and ethylene conversions decreased with reaction time due to deactivation of the coal char by carbon deposition on the char surface and, in the later stage of a cracking experiment, became negative, suggesting that methane and ethylene had been formed during the cracking of ethane and propane. 16 refs., 13 figs., 2 tabs.

Yuan Zhang; Jin-hu Wu; Dong-ke Zhang [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Taiyuan (China). Institute of Coal Chemistry

2008-03-15

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LABORATORY OPTIMIZATION TESTS OF TECHNETIUM DECONTAMINATION 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 glass waste. 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 acceptable concentrations in the LAW glass, and 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 potential treatment of this stream to remove radionuclides and subsequently disposition the decontaminated stream elsewhere, such as the Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF), for example. The treatment process envisioned is very similar to that used for the Actinide Removal Process (ARP) that has been operating for years at the Savannah River Site (SRS), and focuses on using mature radionuclide removal technologies that are also compatible with longterm tank storage and immobilization methods. For this new application, testing is needed to demonstrate acceptable treatment sorbents and precipitating agents and measure decontamination factors for additional radionuclides in this unique waste stream. 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 melter off-gas 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 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. One of the radionuclides that is volatile and expected to be in greatest abundance in this LAW Off-Gas Condensate stream is Technetium-99 ({sup 99}Tc). Technetium will not be removed from the aqueous waste in the Hanford WTP, and will primarily end up immobilized in the LAW glass by repeated recycle of the off-gas condensate into the LAW melter. Other radionuclides that are low but are also expected to be in measurable concentration in the LAW Off-Gas Condensate are {sup 129}I, {sup 90}Sr, {sup 137}Cs, {sup 241}Pu, and {sup 241}Am. These are present due to their partial volatility and some entrainment in the off-gas system. This report discusses results of optimized {sup 99}Tc decontamination testing of the simulant. Testing examined use of inorganic reducing agents for {sup 99}Tc. Testing focused on minimizing the quantity of sorbents/reactants added, and minimizing mixing time to reach the decontamination targets in this simulant formulation. Stannous chloride and ferrous sulfate were tested as reducing agents to determine the minimum needed to convert soluble pertechnetate to the insoluble technetium dioxide. The reducing agents were tried with and without sorbents.

Taylor-Pashow, K.; Nash, C.; McCabe, D.

2014-09-29

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Cement solidification of simulated off-gas condensates from vitrification of low-level nuclear waste solutions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Solidification in a cementitious matrix is a viable alternative for low-level nuclear waste management; it is therefore important to understand the behavior and properties of such wasteforms. We have examined the cementitious solidification of simulated off-gas waste streams resulting from the vitrification of low-level nuclear waste. Different possible methods for scrubbing the off-gasses from a vitrifier give rise to three

A Katz; A. R Brough; R. J Kirkpatrick; L. J Struble; G. K Sun; J. F Young

2001-01-01

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Laboratory Scoping Tests Of Decontamination 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 glass waste. 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 acceptable concentrations in the LAW glass, and 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 seeks to examine the potential treatment of this stream to remove radionuclides and subsequently disposition the decontaminated stream elsewhere, such as the Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF), for example. The treatment process envisioned is very similar to that used for the Actinide Removal Process (ARP) that has been operating for years at the Savannah River Site (SRS), and focuses on using mature radionuclide removal technologies that are also compatible with longterm tank storage and immobilization methods. For this new application, testing is needed to demonstrate acceptable treatment sorbents and precipitating agents and measure decontamination factors for additional radionuclides in this unique waste stream. 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 melter off-gas 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 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. One of the radionuclides that is volatile and expected to be in high concentration in this LAW Off-Gas Condensate stream is Technetium-99 ({sup 99}Tc). Technetium will not be removed from the aqueous waste in the Hanford WTP, and will primarily end up immobilized in the LAW glass by repeated recycle of the off-gas condensate into the LAW melter. Other radionuclides that are also expected to be in appreciable concentration in the LAW Off-Gas Condensate are {sup 129}I, {sup 90}Sr, {sup 137}Cs, and {sup 241}Am. This report discusses results of preliminary radionuclide decontamination testing of the simulant. Testing examined use of Monosodium Titanate (MST) to remove {sup 90}Sr and actinides, inorganic reducing agents for {sup 99}Tc, and zeolites for {sup 137}Cs. Test results indicate that excellent removal of {sup 99}Tc was achieved using Sn(II)Cl{sub 2} as a reductant, coupled with sorption onto hydroxyapatite, even in the presence of air and at room temperature. This process was very effective at neutral pH, with a Decontamination Factor (DF) >577 in two hours. It was less effective at alkaline pH. Conversely, removal of the cesium was more effective at alka

Taylor-Pashow, Kathryn M.; Nash, Charles A.; Crawford, Charles L.; McCabe, Daniel J.; Wilmarth, William R.

2014-01-21

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Cement solidification of simulated off-gas condensates from vitrification of low-level nuclear waste solutions.  

PubMed

Solidification in a cementitious matrix is a viable alternative for low-level nuclear waste management; it is therefore important to understand the behavior and properties of such wasteforms. We have examined the cementitious solidification of simulated off-gas waste streams resulting from the vitrification of low-level nuclear waste. Different possible methods for scrubbing the off-gasses from a vitrifier give rise to three possible types of waste compositions: acidic (from aqueous dissolution of volatile NOx and POx carried over from the vitrifier), basic (from neutralizing the former with sodium hydroxide), and fully carbonated (arising from a direct-combustion vitrifier). Six binder compositions were tested in which ordinary Portland cement was replaced at different proportions by fly ash and/or ground granulated blast furnace slag. A high solution to binder ratio of 1l/1 kg was used to minimize the volume of the wasteform and 10% attapulgite clay was added to all mixes to ensure that the fresh mix did not segregate prior to setting. The 28-day compressive strengths decreased when a high proportion of cement was replaced with fly ash, but were increased significantly when the cement was replaced with slag. The heats of hydration at early age for the various solids compositions decreased when cement was replaced with either fly ash or slag; however, for the fly ash mix the low heat was also associated with a significant decrease in compressive strength. High curing temperature (60 degrees C) or the use of extra-fine slag did not significantly affect the compressive strength. Recommendations for choice of binder formulations and treatment of off-gas condensates are discussed. PMID:11478621

Katz, A; Brough, A R; Kirkpatrick, R J; Struble, L J; Sun, G K; Young, J F

2001-01-01

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Dynamic simulation and optimization of the operation of boil-off gas compressors in a liquefied natural gas gasification plant  

Microsoft Academic Search

We propose an algorithm for the optimal operation schedule of the BOG compression process based on simulation of the dynamic\\u000a behavior of an LNG tank. The algorithm uses an empirical boil-off rate model to predict the amount of BOG generation, and\\u000a an MILP formulation to distribute the BOG compressors loads. Finally, a safety analysis is done using a dynamic simulator.

Namjin Jang; Myoung Wook Shin; Soo Hyoung Choi; En Sup Yoon

2011-01-01

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FINAL REPORT REGULATORY OFF GAS EMISSIONS TESTING ON THE DM1200 MELTER SYSTEM USING HLW AND LAW SIMULANTS VSL-05R5830-1 REV 0 10/31/05  

SciTech Connect

The operational requirements for the River Protection Project - Waste Treatment Plant (RPP-WTP) Low Activity Waste (LAW) and High Level Waste (HLW) melter systems, together with the feed constituents, impose a number of challenges to the off-gas treatment system. The system must be robust from the standpoints of operational reliability and minimization of maintenance. The system must effectively control and remove a wide range of solid particulate matter, acid mists and gases, and organic constituents (including those arising from products of incomplete combustion of sugar and organics in the feed) to concentration levels below those imposed by regulatory requirements. The baseline design for the RPP-WTP LAW primary off-gas system includes a submerged bed scrubber (SBS), a wet electrostatic precipitator (WESP), and a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. The secondary off-gas system includes a sulfur-impregnated activated carbon bed (AC-S), a thermal catalytic oxidizer (TCO), a single-stage selective catalytic reduction NOx treatment system (SCR), and a packed-bed caustic scrubber (PBS). The baseline design for the RPP-WTP HLW primary off-gas system includes an SBS, a WESP, a high efficiency mist eliminator (HEME), and a HEPA filter. The HLW secondary off-gas system includes a sulfur-impregnated activated carbon bed, a silver mordenite bed, a TCO, and a single-stage SCR. The one-third scale HLW DM1200 Pilot Melter installed at the Vitreous State Laboratory (VSL) was equipped with a prototypical off-gas train to meet the needs for testing and confirmation of the performance of the baseline off-gas system design. Various modifications have been made to the DM1200 system as the details of the WTP design have evolved, including the installation of a silver mordenite column and an AC-S column for testing on a slipstream of the off-gas flow; the installation of a full-flow AC-S bed for the present tests was completed prior to initiation of testing. The DM1200 system was reconfigured to enable testing of the baseline HLW or LAW off-gas trains to perform off-gas emissions testing with both LAW and HLW simulants in the present work. During 2002 and 2003, many of these off-gas components were tested individually and in an integrated manner with the DM1200 Pilot Melter. Data from these tests are being used to support engineering design confirmation and to provide data to support air permitting activities. In fiscal year 2004, the WTP Project was directed by the Office of River Protection (ORP) to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) requirements for organics. This requires that the combined melter and off-gas system have destruction and removal efficiency (DRE) of >99.99% for principal organic dangerous constituents (PODCs). In order to provide confidence that the melter and off-gas system are able to achieve the required DRE, testing has been directed with both LAW and HLW feeds. The tests included both 'normal' and 'challenge' WTP melter conditions in order to obtain data for the potential range of operating conditions for the WTP melters and off-gas components. The WTP Project, Washington State Department of Ecology, and ORP have agreed that naphthalene will be used for testing to represent semi-volatile organics and allyl alcohol will be used to represent volatile organics. Testing was also performed to determine emissions of halides, metals, products of incomplete combustion (PICs), dioxins, furans, coplanar PCBs, total hydrocarbons, and COX and NOX, as well as the particle size distribution (PSD) of particulate matter discharged at the end of the off-gas train. A description of the melter test requirements and analytical methods used is provided in the Test Plan for this work. Test Exceptions were subsequently issued which changed the TCO catalyst, added total organic emissions (TOE) to exhaust sampling schedule, and allowing modification of the test conditions in response to attainable plenum temperatures as well as temperature increases in the sulfur impr

KRUGER AA; MATLACK KS; GONG W; BARDAKCI T; D'ANGELO NA; BRANDYS M; KOT WK; PEGG IL

2011-12-29

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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

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Dynamic Absorption Model for Off-Gas Separation  

SciTech Connect

Modeling and simulations will aid in the future design of U.S. advanced reprocessing plants for the recovery and recycle of actinides in used nuclear fuel. The specific fuel cycle separation process discussed in this report is the off-gas treatment system. The off-gas separation consists of a series of scrubbers and adsorption beds to capture constituents of interest. Dynamic models are being developed to simulate each unit operation involved so each unit operation can be used as a stand-alone model and in series with multiple others. Currently, a rate based, dynamic absorption model is being developed in gPROMS software. Inputs include liquid and gas stream constituents, column properties, liquid and gas phase reactions, number of stages, and inlet conditions. It simulates multiple component absorption with countercurrent flow and accounts for absorption by mass transfer and chemical reaction. The assumption of each stage being a discrete well-mixed entity was made. Therefore, the model is solved stagewise. The simulation outputs component concentrations in both phases as a function of time from which the rate of absorption is determined. Temperature of both phases is output as a function of time also. The model will be used able to be used as a standalone model in addition to in series with other off-gas separation unit operations. The current model is being generated based on NOx absorption; however, a future goal is to develop a CO2 specific model. The model will have the capability to be modified for additional absorption systems. The off-gas models, both adsorption and absorption, will be made available via the server or web for evaluation by customers.

Veronica J. Rutledge

2011-07-01

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FINAL REPORT REGULATORY OFF GAS EMISSIONS TESTING ON THE DM1200 MELTER SYSTEM USING HLW AND LAW SIMULANTS VSL-05R5830-1 REV 0 10\\/31\\/05  

Microsoft Academic Search

The operational requirements for the River Protection Project - Waste Treatment Plant (RPP-WTP) Low Activity Waste (LAW) and High Level Waste (HLW) melter systems, together with the feed constituents, impose a number of challenges to the off-gas treatment system. The system must be robust from the standpoints of operational reliability and minimization of maintenance. The system must effectively control and

KRUGER AA; MATLACK KS; GONG W; BARDAKCI T; DANGELO NA; BRANDYS M; KOT WK; PEGG IL

2011-01-01

18

Numerical simulation of dissolved silica in the San Fancisco Bay  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A two-dimensional (vertical) steady-state numerical model that simulates water circulation and dissolved-silica distributions is applied to northern San Francisco Bay. The model (1) describes the strong influence of river inflow on estuarine circulation and, in turn, on the biologically modulated silica concentration, and (2) shows how rates of silica uptake relate to silica supply and mixing rates in modifying a conservative behavior. Longitudinal silica distributions influenced by biological uptake (assuming both vertically uniform and vertically decreasing uptake situations) show that uptake rates of 1 to 10 ??g-at. l-1 day-1 are sufficient to depress silica concentrations at river inflows of 100-400 m3 s-1, respectively, and that the higher rates appear ineffective at inflows above 400 m3 s-1. The simulations further indicate that higher silica utilization in the null zone is not essential to depress silica concentrations strongly there. Advective water-replacement times at river inflows of 400, 200 and 100 m3 s-1 are computed to be less than 25, 45 and 75 days, respectively, for a 120-km estuary-river system. ?? 1978.

Peterson, D.H.; Festa, J.F.; Conomos, T.J.

1978-01-01

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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

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Numerical simulation of dissolved oxygen in Jakarta Bay  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, an ecosystem model is proposed to study interaction between ecosystem compartment such as nutrient, phytoplankton, zooplankton and detritus on dissolved oxygen (DO) in Jakarta Bay. Three-Dimensional NPZD model with adding DO compartment is applied in this region. The average of current circulation in west and east season is used as input in the model. It is assumed that the nutrients are discharged into water body with constant rates. The analysis of the model shows that the concentration of dissolved oxygen was distributed with range value 3 - 4 ppm in the bay. The air-sea interaction plays important role in decrease of dissolved oxygen than the nutrient discharge from the river. Over all the decrease of dissolved oxygen mainly due to decrease of saturated dissolved oxygen which is caused by high water temperature. There is no significant variation of dissolved oxygen concentration in west and east seasons.

Nurdjaman, Susanna; Radjawane, Ivonne M.; Jamelina, Sripardi

2014-03-01

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COUPLED FREE AND DISSOLVED PHASE TRANSPORT: NEW SIMULATION CAPABILITIES AND PARAMETER INVERSION  

EPA Science Inventory

The vadose zone free-phase simulation capabilities of the US EPA Hydrocarbon Spill Screening Model (HSSM)have been linked with the 3-D multi-species dissolved-phase contaminant transport simulator MT3DMS....

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Adsorption modeling for off-gas treatment  

SciTech Connect

Off-gas generated from the reprocessing of used nuclear fuel contains a mixture of several radioactive gases including {sup 129}I{sub 2}, {sup 85}Kr, HTO, and {sup 14}CO{sub 2}. Over the past few decades, various separation and recovery processes have been studied for capturing these gases. Adsorption data for gaseous mixtures of species can be difficult to determine experimentally. Therefore, procedures capable of predicting the adsorption behavior of mixtures need to be developed from the individual isotherms of each of the pure species. A particular isotherm model of interest for the pure species is the Generalized Statistical Thermodynamic Adsorption isotherm. This model contains an adjustable number of parameters and will therefore describe a wide range of adsorption isotherms for a variety of components. A code has been developed in C++ to perform the non-linear regression analysis necessary for the determination of the isotherm parameters, as well as the least number of parameters needed to describe an entire set of data. (authors)

Ladshaw, A.; Sharma, K.; Yiacoumi, S.; Tsouris, C. [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0459 (United States); De Paoli, D.W. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6181 (United States)

2013-07-01

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Iodine Pathways and Off-Gas Stream Characteristics for Aqueous Reprocessing Plants – A Literature Survey and Assessment  

SciTech Connect

Used nuclear fuel is currently being reprocessed in only a few countries, notably France, England, Japan, and Russia. The need to control emissions of the gaseous radionuclides to the air during nuclear fuel reprocessing has already been reported for the entire plant. But since the gaseous radionuclides can partition to various different reprocessing off-gas streams, for example, from the head end, dissolver, vessel, cell, and melter, an understanding of each of these streams is critical. These off-gas streams have different flow rates and compositions and could have different gaseous radionuclide control requirements, depending on how the gaseous radionuclides partition. This report reviews the available literature to summarize specific engineering data on the flow rates, forms of the volatile radionuclides in off-gas streams, distributions of these radionuclides in these streams, and temperatures of these streams. This document contains an extensive bibliography of the information contained in the open literature.

R. T. Jubin; D. M. Strachan; N. R. Soelberg

2013-09-01

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Simulation Analysis for HB-Line Dissolver Mixing  

SciTech Connect

In support of the HB-Line Engineering agitator mixing project, flow pattern calculations have been made for a 90{sup o} apart and helical pitch agitator submerged in a flat tank containing dissolver baskets. The work is intended to determine maximum agitator speed to keep the dissolver baskets from contacting the agitator for the nominal tank liquid level. The analysis model was based on one dissolver basket located on the bottom surface of the flat tank for a conservative estimate. The modeling results will help determine acceptable agitator speeds and tank liquid levels to ensure that the dissolver basket is kept from contacting the agitator blade during HB-Line dissolver tank operations. The numerical modeling and calculations have been performed using a computational fluid dynamics approach. Three-dimensional steady-state momentum and continuity equations were used as the basic equations to estimate fluid motion driven by an agitator with four 90{sup o} pitched blades or three flat blades. Hydraulic conditions were fully turbulent (Reynolds number about 1 x 10{sup 5}). A standard two-equation turbulence model ({kappa},{var_epsilon}), was used to capture turbulent eddy motion. The commercial finite volume code, Fluent [5], was used to create a prototypic geometry file with a non-orthogonal mesh. Hybrid meshing was used to fill the computational region between the round-edged tank bottom and agitator regions. The nominal calculations and a series of sensitivity runs were made to investigate the impact of flow patterns on the lifting behavior of the dissolver basket. At high rotational speeds and low tank levels, local turbulent flow reaches the critical condition for the dissolver basket to be picked up from the tank floor and to touch the agitator blades during the tank mixing operations. This is not desirable in terms of mixing performance. The modeling results demonstrate that the flow patterns driven by the agitators considered here are not strong enough to lift up the dissolver basket for the agitator speeds up to 2500 rpm. The results also show that local velocity magnitudes for the three-blade flat plate agitator are at maximum three times smaller than the helical fourblade one. Table 5 and Table 6 summarize the results.

Lee, S

2006-03-22

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SIMULATION OF DISSOLVED OXYGEN PROFILES IN A TRANSPARENT, DIMICTIC LAKE  

EPA Science Inventory

Thrush Lake is a small, highly transparent lake in northeastern Minnesota. rom 1986 to 1991, vertical profiles of water temperature, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll a concentration, underwater light irradiance, and Secchi depths were measured at monthly intervals during the ice-fre...

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Numerical Simulation of Salinity and Dissolved Oxygen at Perdido Bay and Adjacent Coastal Ocean  

EPA Science Inventory

Environmental Fluid Dynamic Code (EFDC), a numerical estuarine and coastal ocean circulation hydrodynamic model, was used to simulate the distribution of the salinity, temperature, nutrients and dissolved oxygen (DO) in Perdido Bay and adjacent Gulf of Mexico. External forcing fa...

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COUPLED FREE AND DISSOLVED PHASE TRANSPORT: NEW SIMULATION CAPABILITIES AND PARAMETER INVERSION  

EPA Science Inventory

The vadose zone free-phase simulation capabilities of the US EPA Hydrocarbon Spill Screening Model (HSSM) (Weaver et al., 1994) have been linked with the 3-D multi-species dissolved-phase contaminant transport simulator MT3DMS (Zheng and Wang, 1999; Zheng, 2005). The linkage pro...

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CHARACTERIZATION OF DWPF MELTER OFF-GAS QUENCHER SAMPLE  

SciTech Connect

The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) recently received a deposit sample from the Melter Primary Off Gas System (POG) of the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF). This sample was composed of material that had been collected while the quencher was in operation January 27, 2011 through March 31, 2011. DWPF requested, through a technical assistance request, characterization of the melter off-gas deposits by x-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and chemical analysis. The purpose of the Melter Off-Gas System is to reduce the amount of radioactive particles and mercury in the gases vented to the atmosphere. Gases emitted from the melter pass through the primary film cooler, quencher, Off-Gas Condensate Tank (OGCT), Steam Atomized Scrubbers (SAS), a condenser, a high efficiency mist eliminator, and a high efficiency particulate air filter, before being vented to the Process Vessel Vent System. The film coolers cool the gases leaving the melter vapor space from {approx}750 C to {approx}375 C, by introducing air and steam to the flow. In the next step, the quencher cools the gas to about 60 C by bringing the condensate from the OGCT in contact with the effluent (Figure 1). Most of the steam in the effluent is then condensed and the melter vapor space pressure is reduced. The purpose of the OGCT is to collect and store the condensate formed during the melter operation. Condensate from the OGCT is circulated to the SAS and atomized with steam. This atomized condensate is mixed with the off-gas to wet and join the particulate which is then removed in the cyclone. The next stage incorporates a chilled water condenser which separates the vapors and elemental mercury from the off-gas steam. Primary off-gas deposit samples from the DWPF melter have previously been analyzed. In 2003, samples from just past the film cooler, from the inlet of the quencher and inside the quencher were analyzed at SRNL. It was determined that the samples were a mixture of sludge and glass frit. The major component was Si along with Fe, Al, and other elements in the radioactive waste being processed. The deposits analyzed also contained U-235 fission products and actinide elements. Prior to that, deposits in the off-gas system in the DWPF nonradioactive half scale melter and the one-tenth scale integrated DWPF melter system were analyzed and determined to be mixtures of alkali rich chlorides, sulfates, borates, and fluorides entrained with iron oxides, spinels and frit particles formed by vapor-phase transport and condensation. Additional work was performed in 2007 in which researchers similarly found the deposits to be a combination of sludge and frit particles.

Newell, J.

2011-11-14

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ART CCIM Phase II-A Off-Gas System Evaluation Test Plan  

SciTech Connect

This test plan defines testing to be performed using the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) engineering-scale cold crucible induction melter (CCIM) test system for Phase II-A of the Advanced Remediation Technologies (ART) CCIM Project. The multi-phase ART-CCIM Project is developing a conceptual design for replacing the joule-heated melter (JHM) used to treat high level waste (HLW) in the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) with a cold crucible induction melter. The INL CCIM test system includes all feed, melter off-gas control, and process control subsystems needed for fully integrated operation and testing. Testing will include operation of the melter system while feeding a non-radioactive slurry mixture prepared to simulate the same type of waste feed presently being processed in the DWPF. Process monitoring and sample collection and analysis will be used to characterize the off-gas composition and properties, and to show the fate of feed constituents, to provide data that shows how the CCIM retrofit conceptual design can operate with the existing DWPF off-gas control system.

Nick Soelberg; Jay Roach

2009-01-01

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Hanford Low-Activity Waste Processing: Demonstration of the Off-Gas Recycle Flowsheet - 13443  

SciTech Connect

Vitrification of Hanford Low-Activity Waste (LAW) is nominally the thermal conversion and incorporation of sodium salts and radionuclides into borosilicate glass. One key radionuclide present in LAW is technetium-99. Technetium-99 is a low energy, long-lived beta emitting radionuclide present in the waste feed in concentrations on the order of 1-10 ppm. The long half-life combined with a high solubility in groundwater results in technetium-99 having considerable impact on performance modeling (as potential release to the environment) of both the waste glass and associated secondary waste products. The current Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) process flowsheet calls for the recycle of vitrification process off-gas condensates to maximize the portion of technetium ultimately immobilized in the waste glass. This is required as technetium acts as a semi-volatile specie, i.e. considerable loss of the radionuclide to the process off-gas stream can occur during the vitrification process. To test the process flowsheet assumptions, a prototypic off-gas system with recycle capability was added to a laboratory melter (on the order of 1/200 scale) and testing performed. Key test goals included determination of the process mass balance for technetium, a non-radioactive surrogate (rhenium), and other soluble species (sulfate, halides, etc.) which are concentrated by recycling off-gas condensates. The studies performed are the initial demonstrations of process recycle for this type of liquid-fed melter system. This paper describes the process recycle system, the waste feeds processed, and experimental results. Comparisons between data gathered using process recycle and previous single pass melter testing as well as mathematical modeling simulations are also provided. (authors)

Ramsey, William G.; Esparza, Brian P. [Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC, Richland, WA 99532 (United States)] [Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC, Richland, WA 99532 (United States)

2013-07-01

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RELIABLE OZONE DISINFECTION USING OFF-GAS CONTROL  

EPA Science Inventory

The electrical energy used in manufacturing ozone constitutes a major part of the operating cost of disinfection. The paper presents a control strategy that combines use of off-gas measurement and contact time to achieve reliable disinfection throughout the day with minimum energ...

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MODEL SIMULATIONS OF DISSOLVED OXYGEN CHARACTERISTICS OF MINNESOTA LAKES: PAST AND FUTURE  

EPA Science Inventory

A deterministic, one-dimensional, unsteady numerical model has been developed, tested, and applied to simulate mean daily dissolved oxygen (DO) characteristics in 27 lake classes in the state of Minnesota. eaeration and photosynthesis are the oxygen sources, while respiration, se...

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SIMULATED CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTS ON DISSOLVED OXYGEN CHARACTERISTICS IN ICE-COVERED LAKES. (R824801)  

EPA Science Inventory

A deterministic, one-dimensional model is presented which simulates daily dissolved oxygen (DO) profiles and associated water temperatures, ice covers and snow covers for dimictic and polymictic lakes of the temperate zone. The lake parameters required as model input are surface ...

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Simulation of thermal\\/dissolved oxygen habitat for fishes in lakes under different climate scenarios  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fish habitat is strongly constrained by water temperature and available dissolved oxygen (DO). Thermal\\/DO habitat for cool-water fish in small lakes was therefore determined from simulated daily water temperature and DO profiles. Twenty-seven types of lakes were simulated with past (1961–1979) climate conditions observed at 209 weather stations in the contiguous USA as input, and with a 2×CO2 climate scenario

Xing Fang; Heinz G. Stefan; John G. Eaton; J. Howard McCormickc; Shoeb R. Alam

2004-01-01

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FY-2001 Accomplishments in Off-gas Treatment Technology Development  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the efforts funded by the Tank Focus Area to investigate nitrogen oxide (NOx) destruction (a.k.a. deNOx) technologies and off-gas scrubber system designs. The primary deNOx technologies that were considered are staged combustion (a.k.a. NOx reburning), selective catalytic reduction, selective non-catalytic reduction, and steam reformation. After engineering studies and a team evaluation were completed, selective catalytic reduction and staged combustion were considered the most likely candidate technologies to be deployed in a sodium-bearing waste vitrification facility. The outcome of the team evaluation factored heavily in the establishing a baseline configuration for off-gas and secondary waste treatment systems.

Marshall, Douglas William

2001-09-01

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Microwave off-gas treatment apparatus and process  

DOEpatents

The invention discloses a microwave off-gas system in which microwave energy is used to treat gaseous waste. A treatment chamber is used to remediate off-gases from an emission source by passing the off-gases through a susceptor matrix, the matrix being exposed to microwave radiation. The microwave radiation and elevated temperatures within the combustion chamber provide for significant reductions in the qualitative and quantitative emissions of the gas waste stream.

Schulz, Rebecca L. (Aiken, SC); Clark, David E. (Gainesville, FL); Wicks, George G. (North Aiken, SC)

2003-01-01

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Simulated effects of surface coal mining and agriculture on dissolved solids in the Redwater River, east-central Montana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Dissolved solids concentrations in five reaches of the Redwater River in east-central Montana were simulated to evaluate the effects of surface coal mining and agriculture. A mass-balance model of streamflow and dissolved solids load developed for the Tongue River in southeastern Montana was modified and applied to the Redwater River. Mined acreages, dissolved solids concentrations in mined spoils, and irrigated acreage can be varied in the model to study relative changes in the dissolved solids concentration in consecutive reaches of the river. Because of extreme variability and a limited amount of data, the model was not consecutively validated. Simulated mean and median monthly mean streamflows and consistently larger than those calculated from streamflow records. Simulated mean and median monthly mean dissolved solids loads also are consistently larger than regression-derived values. These discrepancies probably result from extremely variable streamflow, overestimates of streamflow from ungaged tributaries, and weak correlations between streamflow and dissolved solids concentrations. The largest increases in simulated dissolved solids concentrations from mining and agriculture occur from September through January because of smaller streamflows and dissolved solids loads. Different combinations of agriculture and mining under mean flow conditions resulted in cumulative percentage increases of dissolved solids concentrations of less than 5% for mining and less than 2% for agriculture. (USGS)

Ferreira, R.F.; Lambing, J.H.

1985-01-01

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Removal of dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen during simulated soil aquifer treatment.  

PubMed

Soil aquifer treatment was simulated in 1 m laboratory soil columns containing silica sand under saturated and unsaturated soil conditions to examine the effect of travel length through the unsaturated zone on the removal of wastewater organic matter, the effect of soil type on dissolved organic carbon removal and also the type of microorganisms involved in the removal process. Dissolved organic carbon removal and nitrification did enhance when the wastewater travelled a longer length through the unsaturated zone. A similar consortium of microorganisms was found to exist in both saturated and unsaturated columns. Microbial concentrations however were lowest in the soil column containing silt and clay in addition to silica sand. The presence of silt and clay was detrimental to DOC removal efficiency under saturated soil conditions due to their negative effect on the hydraulic performance of the soil column and microbial growth. PMID:23726692

Essandoh, H M K; Tizaoui, C; Mohamed, M H A

2013-07-01

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Process for off-gas particulate removal and apparatus therefor  

DOEpatents

In the event of a breach in the off-gas line of a melter operation requiring closure of the line, a secondary vessel vent line is provided with a particulate collector utilizing atomization for removal of large particulates from the off-gas. The collector receives the gas containing particulates and directs a portion of the gas through outer and inner annular channels. The collector further receives a fluid, such as water, which is directed through the outer channel together with a second portion of the particulate-laden gas. The outer and inner channels have respective ring-like termination apertures concentrically disposed adjacent one another on the outer edge of the downstream side of the particulate collector. Each of the outer and inner channels curves outwardly away from the collector's centerline in proceeding toward the downstream side of the collector. Gasflow in the outer channel maintains the fluid on the channel's wall in the form of a "wavy film," while the gas stream from the inner channel shears the fluid film as it exits the outer channel in reducing the fluid to small droplets. Droplets formed by the collector capture particulates in the gas stream by one of three mechanisms: impaction, interception or Brownian diffusion in removing the particulates. The particulate-laden droplets are removed from the fluid stream by a vessel vent condenser or mist eliminator.

Carl, Daniel E. (Orchard Park, NY)

1997-01-01

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Cooler and particulate separator for an off-gas stack  

DOEpatents

An off-gas stack for a melter comprising an air conduit leading to two sets of holes, one set injecting air into the off-gas stack near the melter plenum and the second set injecting air downstream of the first set. The first set injects air at a compound angle, having both downward and tangential components, to create a reverse vortex flow, counter to the direction of flow of gas through the stack and also along the periphery of the stack interior surface. Air from the first set of holes pervents recirculation zones from forming and the attendant accumulation of particulate deposits on the wall of the stack and will also return to the plenum any particulate swept up in the gas entering the stack. The second set of holes injects air in the same direction as the gas in the stack to compensate for the pressure drop and to prevent the concentration of condensate in the stack. A set of sprayers, receiving water from a second conduit, is located downstream of the second set of holes and sprays water into the gas to further cool it.

Wright, George T. (15 Cherry Hills Dr., Aiken, SC 29803)

1992-01-01

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Cooler and particulate separator for an off-gas stack  

DOEpatents

This report describes an off-gas stack for a melter, furnace or reaction vessel comprising an air conduit leading to two sets of holes, one set injecting air into the off-gas stack near the melter plenum and the second set injecting air downstream of the first set. The first set injects air at a compound angle, having both downward and tangential components, to create a reverse vortex flow, counter to the direction of flow of gas through the stack and also along the periphery of the stack interior surface. Air from the first set of holes prevents recirculation zones from forming and the attendant accumulation of particulate deposits on the wall of the stack and will also return to the plenum any particulate swept up in the gas entering the stack. The second set of holes injects air in the same direction as the gas in the stack to compensate for the pressure drop and to prevent the concentration of condensate in the stack. A set of sprayers, receiving water from a second conduit, is located downstream of the second set of holes and sprays water into the gas to further cool it.

Wright, G.T.

1991-04-08

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Process for off-gas particulate removal and apparatus therefor  

DOEpatents

In the event of a breach in the off-gas line of a melter operation requiring closure of the line, a secondary vessel vent line is provided with a particulate collector utilizing atomization for removal of large particulates from the off-gas. The collector receives the gas containing particulates and directs a portion of the gas through outer and inner annular channels. The collector further receives a fluid, such as water, which is directed through the outer channel together with a second portion of the particulate-laden gas. The outer and inner channels have respective ring-like termination apertures concentrically disposed adjacent one another on the outer edge of the downstream side of the particulate collector. Each of the outer and inner channels curves outwardly away from the collector`s centerline in proceeding toward the downstream side of the collector. Gas flow in the outer channel maintains the fluid on the channel`s wall in the form of a ``wavy film,`` while the gas stream from the inner channel shears the fluid film as it exits the outer channel in reducing the fluid to small droplets. Droplets formed by the collector capture particulates in the gas stream by one of three mechanisms: impaction, interception or Brownian diffusion in removing the particulates. The particulate-laden droplets are removed from the fluid stream by a vessel vent condenser or mist eliminator. 4 figs.

Carl, D.E.

1997-10-21

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Glass melter off-gas system pluggages: Cause, significance, and remediation  

SciTech Connect

Liquid high-level nuclear waste will be immobilized at the Savannah River Site (SRS) by vitrification in borosilicate glass. The glass will be produced in the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) where the glass will be poured into stainless steel canisters for eventual disposal in a geologic repository. Experimental glass melters used to develop the vitrification process for immobilization of the waste have experienced problems with pluggage of the off-gas line with solid deposits. Off-gas deposits from the DWPF 1/2 Scale Glass Melter (SGM) and the 1/10th scale Integrated DWPF Melter System (IDMS) were determined to be mixtures of alkali rich chlorides, sulfates, borates, and fluorides with entrained Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}, spinel, and frit particles. The distribution and location of the alkali deposits throughout the off-gas system indicate that the deposits form by vapor-phase transport and condensation. Condensation of the alkali-rich phases cement the entrained particulates causing off-gas system pluggages. The identification of vapor phase transport as the operational mechanism causing off-gas system pluggage indicates that deposition can be effectively eliminated by increasing the off-gas velocity. Scale glass melter operating experience indicates that a velocity of >50 fps is necessary in order to transport the volatile species to the quencher to prevent having condensation occur in the off-gas line. Hotter off-gas line temperatures would retain the alkali compounds as vapors so that they would remain volatile until they reach the quencher. However, hotter off-gas temperatures can only be achieved by using less air/steam flow at the off-gas entrance, e.g. at the off-gas film cooler (OGFC). This would result in lower off-gas velocities. Maintaining a high velocity is, therefore, considered to be a more important criterion for controlling off-gas pluggage than temperature control. 40 refs., 16 figs., 5 tabs.

Jantzen, C.M.

1991-03-01

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Simulating the effects of fluctuating dissolved oxygen on growth, reproduction, and survival of fish and shrimp.  

PubMed

Individuals are commonly exposed to fluctuating levels of stressors, while most laboratory experiments focus on constant exposures. We develop and test a mathematical model for predicting the effects of low dissolved oxygen (hypoxia) on growth, reproduction, and survival using laboratory experiments on fish and shrimp. The exposure-effects model simulates the hourly reductions in growth and survival, and the reduction in reproduction (fecundity) at times of spawning, of an individual as it is exposed to constant or hourly fluctuating dissolved oxygen (DO) concentrations. The model was applied to seven experiments involving fish and shrimp that included constant and fluctuating DO exposures, with constant exposures used for parameter estimation and the model then used to simulate the growth, reproduction, and survival in the fluctuating treatments. Cumulative effects on growth, reproduction, and survival were predicted well by the model, but the model did not replay the observed episodic low survival days. Further investigation should involve the role of acclimation, possible inclusion of repair effects in reproduction and survival, and the sensitivity of model predictions to the shape of the immediate effects function. Additional testing of the model with other taxa, different patterns of fluctuating exposures, and different stressors is needed to determine the model's generality and robustness. PMID:24269807

Miller Neilan, Rachael; Rose, Kenneth

2014-02-21

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Development and validation of a combustion model for a fuel cell off-gas burner  

E-print Network

measurements, showing that the important trends of NOx and CO are captured in general. The model was extended to high pressure conditions, similar to those in the actual off-gas burner, with the emissions predictions within design limits. The outcome... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 C.3 Off-gas burner input conditions for H2 ? CO ratio sweep. . . . . . . . . . . 168 C.4 High temperature off-gas burner input conditions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 C.5 CO and NO emissions for equivalence ratio sweep...

Collins, William Tristan

2008-10-14

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Dissolved Organic Phosphorus Production during Simulated Phytoplankton Blooms in a Coastal Upwelling System  

PubMed Central

Dissolved organic phosphorus (DOP) is increasingly recognized as an important phosphorus source to marine primary producers. Despite its importance, the production rate and fate of DOP is poorly understood. In this study, patterns of DOP production were evaluated by tracking the evolution of DOP during simulated phytoplankton blooms initiated with nutrient amended surface waters, relative to controls, from the Oregon (USA) coastal upwelling system. Nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) additions were used to decouple DOP production and hydrolysis by inducing or repressing, respectively, community alkaline phosphatase activity. In order to examine the progression of nutrient uptake and DOP production under upwelling versus relaxation conditions, two experiments were initiated with waters collected during upwelling events, and two with waters collected during relaxation events. Maximum [under (+P) conditions] and minimum [under (+N) conditions] DOP production rates were calculated and applied to in situ DOP levels to evaluate which end-member rate most closely approximates the in situ DOP production rate at the four study sites in this coastal system. Increases in DOP concentration occurred by day-5 in control treatments in all experiments. N treatments displayed increased chlorophyll a, increased alkaline phosphatase activity, and yielded lower net DOP production rates relative to controls, suggesting that DOP levels were depressed as a consequence of increased hydrolysis of bioavailable DOP substrates. Phosphorus additions resulted in a significant net production of DOP at all stations, but no increase in chlorophyll a relative to control treatments. The contrasting patterns in DOP production between treatments suggests that changes in the ambient dissolved inorganic nitrogen:dissolved inorganic phosphorus (DIN:DIP) ratio could exert profound control over DOP production rates in this system. Patterns of DOP production across the different experiments also suggest that bathymetry-driven differences in water residence times can influence DOP cycling. Taken together, these factors may impact the potential export of DOP to offshore ecosystems. PMID:22888326

Ruttenberg, K. C.; Dyhrman, S. T.

2012-01-01

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ART CCIM PHASE II-A OFF-GAS SYSTEM EVALUATION TEST REPORT  

SciTech Connect

AREVA Federal Services (AFS) is performing a multi-year, multi-phase Advanced Remediation Technologies (ART) project, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to evaluate the feasibility and benefits of replacing the existing joule-heated melter (JHM) used to treat high level waste (HLW) in the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at the Savannah River Site with a cold crucible induction melter (CCIM). The AFS ART CCIM project includes several collaborators from AREVA subsidiaries, French companies, and DOE national laboratories. The Savannah River National Laboratory and the Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique (CEA) have performed laboratory-scale studies and testing to determine a suitable, high-waste-loading glass matrix. The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and CEA are performing CCIM demonstrations at two different pilot scales to assess CCIM design and operation for treating SRS sludge wastes that are currently being treated in the DWPF. SGN is performing engineering studies to validate the feasibility of retrofitting CCIM technology into the DWPF Melter Cell. The long-term project plan includes more lab-testing, pilot- and large-scale demonstrations, and engineering activities to be performed during subsequent project phases. A simulant of the DWPF SB4 feed was successfully fed and melted in a small pilot-scale CCIM system during two test series. The OGSE tests provide initial results that (a) provide melter operating conditions while feeding a DWPF SB4 simulant feed, (b) determine the fate of feed organic and metal feed constituents and metals partitioning, and (c) characterize the melter off-gas source term to a downstream off-gas system. The INL CCIM test system was operated continuously for about 30 hours during the parametric test series, and for about 58 hours during the OGSE test. As the DWPF simulant feed was continuously fed to the melter, the glass level gradually increased until a portion of the molten glass was drained from the melter. The glass drain was operated periodically on-demand. A cold cap of unmelted feed was controlled by adjusting the feedrate and melter power levels to obtain the target molten glass temperatures with varying cold cap levels. Three test conditions were performed per the test plan, during which the melter was operated with a target melt temperature of either 1,250oC or 1,300oC, and with either a partial or complete cold cap of unmelted feed on top of the molten glass. Samples of all input and output streams including the starting glass, the simulant feed, the off-gas particulate matter, product glass, and deposits removed from the crucible and off-gas pipe after the test were collected for analysis.

Nick Soelberg

2009-04-01

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Simulations of Mixing and Transport of Dissolved Waste Discharged From a Submerged Aquaculture pen  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The present study focuses on understanding the transport and fate of dissolved wastes from an aquaculture pen in near-coastal environments using the hydrodynamic code SUNTANS, which uses unstructured grids to compute flows at very high resolution. Simulations of the pollutant concentration field (in time and space) as a function of the local environment (stratification, bathymetry, wind), flow conditions (tides, currents), and the location of the pen were performed. The fish-pen causes partial blockage of the water flow, causing deceleration of the approaching flow and the formation of a downstream wake. Results of both the near-field (area within 10 to 20 pen diameters of fish-pen site) as well as the far-field behavior of the pollutant field will be presented. The results provide an understanding of the impact of aquaculture fish-pens on coastal water quality.

Venayagamoorthy, S. K.; Fringer, O. B.; Koseff, J. R.; Naylor, R. L.

2007-05-01

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Assessment of the impact of the next generation solvent on DWPF melter off-gas flammability  

SciTech Connect

An assessment has been made to evaluate the impact on the DWPF melter off-gas flammability of replacing the current solvent used in the Modular Caustic-Side Solvent Extraction Process Unit (MCU) process with the Next Generation Solvent (NGS-MCU) and blended solvent. The results of this study showed that the concentrations of nonvolatile carbon and hydrogen of the current solvent in the Slurry Mix Evaporator (SME) product would both be about 29% higher than their counterparts of the NGS-MCU and blended solvent in the absence of guanidine partitioning. When 6 ppm of guanidine (TiDG) was added to the effluent transfer to DWPF to simulate partitioning for the NGS-MCU and blended solvent cases and the concentration of Isopar{reg_sign} L in the effluent transfer was controlled below 87 ppm, the concentrations of nonvolatile carbon and hydrogen of the NGS-MCU and blended solvent were still about 12% and 4% lower, respectively, than those of the current solvent. It is, therefore, concluded that as long as the volume of MCU effluent transfer to DWPF is limited to 15,000 gallons per Sludge Receipt and Adjustment Tank (SRAT)/SME cycle and the concentration of Isopar{reg_sign} L in the effluent transfer is controlled below 87 ppm, using the current solvent assumption of 105 ppm Isopar{reg_sign} L or 150 ppm solvent in lieu of NGS-MCU or blended solvent in the DWPF melter off-gas flammability assessment is conservative for up to an additional 6 ppm of TiDG in the effluent due to guanidine partitioning. This report documents the calculations performed to reach this conclusion.

Daniel, W. E.

2013-02-13

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Model simulations of dissolved oxygen characteristics of Minnesota lakes: Past and future  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A deterministic, one-dimensional, unsteady numerical model has been developed, tested, and applied to simulate mean daily dissolved oxygen (DO) characteristics in 27 lake classes in the state of Minnesota. Reaeration and photosynthesis are the oxygen sources, while respiration, sedimentary, and biochemical water column oxygen demand are the sinks of oxygen in the model. The lake classes are differentiated by surface area ( A s), maximum depth ( H max), and trophic status expressed as Secchi depth ( Z s). Because lake stratification is most important to lake oxygen dynamics, simulated DO characteristics are plotted in terms of a stratification parameter A s/ H {max/0.25} and Secchi depth Z s. Simulations provide DO profiles on a daily time scale. Specific DO characteristics of ecological and environmental interest are epilimnetic DO, hypolimnetic DO, DO gradient from surface to bottom, and DO minima and maxima. Specific results are as follows: Simulated mean daily and weekly DO values in the epilimnion of all lakes for both past and future climate scenarios are near saturation over the summer season. Hypolimnetic DO values depend strongly on lake morphometry, trophic status, and time throughout the summer season. Future climate conditions are specified as the historical records from 1955 to 1979, adjusted (monthly) by the 2 × CO2 GISS model output to account for doubling of atmospheric CO2. With this climate change, weekly averaged epilimnetic DO is projected to drop by less than 2 mg/liter, and will remain above 7 mg/liter throughout the open water season. The hypolimnetic DO reductions after climate change are on the order of 2-8 mg/liter. Periods of anoxia are longer by as much as 80 days. Those changes would alter water quality dynamics in lakes and have a profound effect on lake ecosystems including indigenous fishes. The results presented are useful for evaluating environmental management options.

Stefan, Heinz G.; Fang, Xing

1994-01-01

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Granular and Dissolved Polyacrylamide Effects on Erosion and Runoff under Simulated Rainfall.  

PubMed

Polyacrylamide (PAM) has been demonstrated to reduce erosion under many conditions, but less is known about the effects of its application method on erosion and concentrations in the runoff water. A rainfall simulation study was conducted to evaluate the performance of an excelsior erosion control blanket (cover) and two PAM application methods. The treatments were (i) no cover + no PAM (control), (ii) cover + no PAM, (iii) cover + granular PAM (GPAM), and (iv) cover + dissolved PAM (DPAM) applied to soil packed in wooden runoff boxes. The GPAM or DPAM (500 mg L) was surface-applied at a rate of 30 kg ha 1 d before rainfall simulation. Rainfall was applied at 83 mm h for 50 min and then repeated for another 20 min after a 30-min rest period. Runoff samples were analyzed for volume, turbidity in nephelometric turbidity units (NTU), total suspended solids (TSS), sediment particle size distribution, and PAM concentration. The cover alone reduced turbidity and TSS in runoff by >60% compared with the control (2315 NTU, 2777 mg TSS L). The PAM further reduced turbidity and TSS by >30% regardless of the application method. The median particle diameter of eroded sediments for PAM treatments was seven to nine times that of the control (12.4 ?m). Loss of applied PAM in the runoff water (not sediment) was 19% for the GPAM treatment but only 2% for the DPAM treatment. Both GPAM and DPAM were effective at improving groundcover performance, but DPAM resulted in much less PAM loss. PMID:25602214

Kang, Jihoon; Amoozegar, Aziz; Heitman, Joshua L; McLaughlin, Richard A

2014-11-01

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Numerical simulations of aquaculture dissolved waste transport in a coastal embayment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The present study focuses on understanding the transport and fate of dissolved wastes from aquaculture pens in near-coastal environments using the hydrodynamics code SUNTANS (Stanford Unstructured Nonhydrostatic Terrain-following Adaptive Navier- Stokes Simulator), which employs unstructured grids to compute flows in the coastal ocean at very high resolution. Simulations of a pollutant concentration field (in time and space) as a function of the local environment (bathymetry, rotation), flow conditions (tides, wind-induced currents and wind stress), and the location of the pens were performed to study their effects on the evolution of the waste plume. The presence of the fish farm pens causes partial blockage of the flow, leading to the deceleration of the approaching flow and formation of downstream wakes. Results of both the near-field area (area within 10 to 20 pen diameters of the fish-pen site) as well as far-field behavior of the pollutant field are presented. These results highlight for the first time the importance of the wake vortex dynamics on the evolution of the near-field plume as well as the rotation of the earth on the far-field plume. The results provide an understanding of the impact of aquaculture fish-pens on coastal water quality.

Venayagamoorthy, Subhas; Fringer, Oliver; Koseff, Jeffrey; Naylor, Rosamond

2008-11-01

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Photodegradation of estrone enhanced by dissolved organic matter under simulated sunlight.  

PubMed

In the present work the degradation of estrone (E1) a natural estrogenic hormone has been studied under simulated solar irradiation. The photodegradation of E1 has been investigated in the absence and in the presence of 7.7-8.9 mg L(-1) of dissolved organic carbon (DOC), under solar light simulation with irradiance approximating that of the sun. DOC extracts from different origins have been used. Half-lives ranging between 3.9 h and 7.9 h were observed. Results indicated that E1 was photodegraded even in the absence of DOC. The presence of DOC was found to enhance the degradation of E1. Experiments performed with the addition of reactive species scavengers (azide ions and 2-propanol) have shown that these two species play a significant role in the photodegradation. Some experiments have been performed with a DOC previously submitted to solar irradiation. Changes in optical and physico-chemical properties of DOC strongly affect its photoinductive properties, and hence its efficiency on E1 degradation. A part of the study consisted in the investigation of photoproducts structures. Five photoproducts were shown by chromatographic analysis: one arising from direct photolysis and the four others from DOC photoinduced degradation. PMID:21530993

Caupos, Emilie; Mazellier, Patrick; Croue, Jean-Philippe

2011-05-01

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Remediation on off-gas system deposits in a radioactive waste glass melter  

SciTech Connect

Since the early 1980`s, research glass melters have been used at the Savannah River Laboratory (SRL) to develop the reference vitrification process for immobilization of high level radioactive waste. One of the operating concerns for these melters has been the pluggage of the off-gas system with solid deposits. Samples of these deposits were analyzed to be mixture of alkali-rich chlorides, sulfates, borates, and fluorides with entrained Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} spinel, and frit particles. The spatial distribution of these deposits throughout the off-gas system indicates that they form by vapor-phase transport and subsequently condensation. Condensation of the alkali-rich phases cements entrained particulates causing the off-gas line to plug. It is concluded that off-gas system pluggage can be effectively controlled by maintaining the off-gas velocity above 16 m/s, while maintaining the off-gas temperature as high as practical below the glass softening point. This paper summarizes the results of chemical and physical analyses of off-gas deposit samples from various melters at SRL. Recent design changes made to the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) to alleviate the pluggage problem are also discussed.

Jantzen, C.M.; Choi, A.S.; Randall, C.T.

1991-12-31

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Remediation on off-gas system deposits in a radioactive waste glass melter  

SciTech Connect

Since the early 1980's, research glass melters have been used at the Savannah River Laboratory (SRL) to develop the reference vitrification process for immobilization of high level radioactive waste. One of the operating concerns for these melters has been the pluggage of the off-gas system with solid deposits. Samples of these deposits were analyzed to be mixture of alkali-rich chlorides, sulfates, borates, and fluorides with entrained Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} spinel, and frit particles. The spatial distribution of these deposits throughout the off-gas system indicates that they form by vapor-phase transport and subsequently condensation. Condensation of the alkali-rich phases cements entrained particulates causing the off-gas line to plug. It is concluded that off-gas system pluggage can be effectively controlled by maintaining the off-gas velocity above 16 m/s, while maintaining the off-gas temperature as high as practical below the glass softening point. This paper summarizes the results of chemical and physical analyses of off-gas deposit samples from various melters at SRL. Recent design changes made to the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) to alleviate the pluggage problem are also discussed.

Jantzen, C.M.; Choi, A.S.; Randall, C.T.

1991-01-01

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Process off-gas characterization experiments for block reactor runs 10 and 12  

SciTech Connect

Western Research Institute (WRI) has developed a facility to study gaseous emissions from a block reactor by sampling volatile trace metals, particulates, and gas condensates. The facility was recently used in two experiments to sample process off-gas from the retorting of an eastern oil shale. Those elements found in measurable quantities in the retort off-gas of the first experiment were silver, aluminium, arsenic, boron, calcium, sodium, iron, mercury, magnesium, molybdenum, phosphorus, selenium, silicon, and zinc. Elements detected in the second experiment were arsenic, boron, calcium, chromium, copper, sodium, iron, mercury, magnesium, nickel, phosphorus, and selenium. The off-gas samples in both experiments contained very low quantities of metals. There are probably several causes for the low recovery of metals. the most salient characteristic of the off-gas from eastern oil shale compared with that from western oil shale is the high concentration of sulfur. The amount of sulfur in the off-gas depends on the sulfur source, reaction, temperature, and steam injection rate. In these experiments, the presence of oxygen in the off-gas allowed the formation of subsequent precipitation of elemental sulfur, thus hampering accurate characterization of the sulfur species in the off-gas. 11 refs., 5 figs., 10 tabs.

Biezugbe. G.B.O.; Place, B.G.; Owen, T.E.; Barbour, A.

1986-07-01

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Effect of soil erosion on dissolved organic carbon redistribution in subtropical red soil under rainfall simulation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Water erosion governs soil carbon reserves and distribution across the watershed or ecosystem. The dynamics of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) under water erosion in red agricultural soil is not clear. To determine the effect of tillage management and water erosion on vertical and lateral transportation of soil organic carbon (SOC) and DOC production under distinct rainfall intensities in the hilly red soil region of southern China, a chisel tillage plot with low rainfall intensity (CT-L) and two no-tillage plots with high (NT-H) and low rainfall intensity (NT-L) studies were conducted. Soil samples were collected from 0-5, 5-10, 10-20, and 20-40 cm soil layers from triplicate soil blocks pre- and post-rainfall for determining concentration of SOC and DOC. Runoff samples were collected at every 6 min for determining concentration of DOC and sediments during rainfall simulations on runoff plots (2 m × 5 m) with various intensities. No fertilizer was applied in any plots. Results clearly show that runoff volumes, sediments and SOC entrained with sediment, and laterally mobilized DOC were significantly larger on NT-H compared to other plots, coinciding with changes in rainfall intensity; and the extent of roughness of the plot surface (CT vs. NT) was the variation in runoff DOC concentration. During the simulated rainfall events, DOC exports average 0.76, 0.64, and 0.27 g C m- 2 h- 1; SOC exports average 3.52, 1.08, and 0.07 g m- 2 h- 1 in the NT-H, NT-L, and CT-L soils, respectively. The maximum export of DOC was obtained under a high intensity rainfall plot, which lagged behind maximum runoff volumes, sediments, and SOC losses with sediment. Export of DOC was proportional to SOC content of soil loss. The least DOC losses in surface runoff and SOC losses with sediment were observed in CT-L plots. Vertical DOC mobilization achieved its maximum with low intensity rainfall under CT treatment. The DOC did not accumulate at the soil surface and was distributed mainly in the second and third soil horizons. The distribution of DOC content down the soil profile increased compared to pre-rainfall, except for subplots E at NT-H and NT-L. Results indicate that rainfall significantly increased DOC content in experimental plots. The SOC content of sediment leaving the erosion zone was significantly correlated with overland flow volume and soil loss. These observations lead to the conclusion that soil erosion is an important factor controlling the export of dissolved organic carbon.

Ma, Wenming; Li, Zhongwu; Ding, Keyi; Huang, Jinquan; Nie, Xiaodong; Zeng, Guangming; Wang, Shuguang; Liu, Guiping

2014-12-01

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Effect of dissolved oxygen content on stress corrosion cracking of a cold worked 316L stainless steel in simulated pressurized water reactor primary water environment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Stress corrosion crack growth tests of a cold worked nuclear grade 316L stainless steel were conducted in simulated pressurized water reactor (PWR) primary water environment containing various dissolved oxygen (DO) contents but no dissolved hydrogen. The crack growth rate (CGR) increased with increasing DO content in the simulated PWR primary water. The fracture surface exhibited typical intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC) characteristics.

Zhang, Litao; Wang, Jianqiu

2014-03-01

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Molecular Simulation of Copper Complexation by a Model of Dissolved Organic Matter  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The coadsorption of cations and organic matter to mineral surfaces has been proposed as a mechanism to stabilize soil organic carbon and explain enhanced cation adsorption in soils. Spectroscopic investigations of coadsorption in copper (Cu)-organic ligand-mineral systems have provided conclusive evidence that ternary surface complexes do occur in instances where the simple organic ligand possesses a minimal number of homogeneous binding sites. Although the results of many experimental and spectroscopic investigations of ternary systems with dissolved organic matter (DOM) suggest that ternary surface complexes may be present, unambiguous conclusions cannot be drawn due to the nature of DOM and the heterogeneity of DOM binding sites. Molecular simulations of ternary surface complexes are powerful tools that can be used in the interpretation of spectroscopic data from these experimental systems. Molecular simulations of Cu-DOM coadsorption at mineral surfaces require a model of Cu-DOM that adequately reproduces the physical-chemical behavior of natural Cu-DOM. The Cu-saturated Schulten DOM molecule, whose charge from deprotonated carboxyl groups was balanced by Cu2+ ions, was modeled using the COMPASS forcefield and energy minimization and molecular dynamics algorithms. Compared to previous simulations of Na- and Ca-saturated Schulten DOM, the Cu-DOM was more compact and spherical, as demonstrated by the decreases in the surface area, surface area: volume ratio, porosity, and radius of gyration and by an increase in the volume. The Cu-DOM complex is more polar than Ca-DOM and less polar than Na-DOM, as indicated by the dipole moment and extent of hydrogen bonding. The Cu2+ ion coordination environment contains an average of four oxygen atoms at 2.04 Å from the metal center. These first shell atoms are primarily water and carboxylate oxygen, although oxygen atoms from carbonyl, phenolic, and esters functionalities as well as nitrogen groups are also present. The DOM model reproduces the physical properties and reactivity of natural organic matter with Cu and is therefore an appropriate model for further simulations of Cu-DOM-mineral ternary surface complexes.

Newton, A. G.; Sposito, G.

2008-12-01

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Investigation of air cleaning processes for removing tributyl phosphate vapors from commercial fuel reprocessing off-gas streams. Project termination report  

SciTech Connect

Solid sorbents were examined for removing TBP vapors from commercial nuclear fuel dissolver and vessel vent off-gas streams. The study identified one commercially available alumina catalyst which proved to be an effective, superior sorbent for TBP. Analytical and procedural methods were developed for handling and measuring low concentrations of TBP. Results of the experiments to demonstrate the protection of silver-impregnated mineral beds raised an important question, yet unanswered, regarding the necessity of removing TBP from process streams for some silver-impregnated beds to attain full stoichiometric removal of iodine.

Parker, G.B.

1979-09-01

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Cationic complexation with dissolved organic matter: Insights from molecular dynamics computer simulations and NMR spectroscopy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dissolved organic matter (DOM) is ubiquitous in soil and surface water and plays many important geochemical and environmental roles acting as a proton donor/acceptor and pH buffer and interacting with metal ions, minerals and organic species to form water-soluble and water-insoluble complexes of widely differing chemical and biological stabilities. There are strong correlations among the concentration of DOM and the speciation, solubility and toxicity of many trace metals in soil and water due to metal-DOM interaction. DOM can also significantly negatively affect the performance of nanofiltration and reverse osmosis membranes used industrially for water purification and desalination, being one of the major causes of a so-called `membrane bio- fouling'. The molecular scale mechanisms and dynamics of the DOM interactions with metals and membranes are, however, quite poorly understood. Methods of computational molecular modeling, combined with element- specific nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, can serve as highly effective tools to probe and quantify on a fundamental molecular level the DOM interactions with metal cations in aqueous solutions, and to develop predictive models of the molecular mechanisms responsible for the metal-DOM complexation in the environment. This paper presents the results of molecular dynamics (MD) computer simulations of the interaction of DOM with dissolved Na+, Cs+, Mg2+, and Ca2+. Na+ forms only very weak outer-sphere complexes with DOM. These results and the results of other recent molecular modeling efforts (e.g., Sutton et al., Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 24, 1902-1911, 2005), clearly indicate that both the structural and dynamic aspects of the cation-DOM complexation follow a simple trend in terms of the charge/size ratio for the ions. Due to the competition between ion hydration in bulk aqueous solution and adsorption of these cations by the negatively charged DOM functional groups (primarily carboxylate), larger ions of the same charge (Cs+ vs Na+, or Ca2+ vs Mg2+) have a stronger tendency for DOM association. However, for ions of approximately the same size, higher charge results in a stronger association with DOM. Thus, in contrast to Mg2+, Ca2+ forms strong inner-sphere complexes with DOM carboxylate groups, whereas the association of Na+ with DOM is even weaker than the outer-sphere metal- DOM complexing observed for Cs+. Taken together, these results support the idea of supramolecular, Ca- mediated DOM aggregation in aqueous environment. Cation-DOM binding occurs principally with carboxylate groups, and to a lesser extent with phenolic and other R-OH groups. The contributions of other DOM functional groups are minimal. The diffusional mobility of DOM-bound cations can decrease from ~20% (DOM- Na+ outer-sphere complex) to ~2000% (DOM-Ca2+ inner-sphere complex) compared with neat aqueous solutions (without DOM). The MD simulation results are in good agreement with NMR spectroscopic measurements for Cs-DOM solutions. The case of Cs+ complexation is particularly interesting, because Cs+ readily occurs as inner-sphere complexes on the surfaces of silica gel and many common soil minerals, including illite, kaolinite, and boehmite. The weaker interaction with DOM may be due to the occurence of relatively isolated carboxylic and phenolic groups on the DOM compared to densely packed structural oxygens and hydroxyl groups on the mineral surfaces.

Kalinichev, A. G.; Xu, X.; Kirkpatrick, R.

2006-12-01

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Development of density plumes of dissolved CO2: Comparing experimental observations with numerical simulations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The long-term trapping of CO2 within deep geological storage reservoirs will be dependent upon CO2-water-rock geochemical reactions. The first, and most important, steps in this process will be dissolution of CO2 into the reservoir porewater and the transport of this dissolved CO2 through the reservoir. As part of the CO2CARE project we have investigated these via laboratory tests using a water-filled porous medium. Key experimental parameters were measured to determine system permeability, so that a high-resolution numerical model could be built in an attempt to reproduce the observed system behaviour. The Hele-Shaw cell comprised two glass sheets 65 cm wide and 36 cm high, separated by a spacing of 1.1 mm, and filled with closely-packed glass beads 0.4-0.6 mm in diameter. The surface of the glass was treated to prevent the formation of a higher permeability zone along this interface. A pH-sensitive dye was added to the pore-filling water to show where it had been acidified due to the presence of CO2. CO2 gas was introduced to a space at the top of the cell, which created a thin, diffusion-controlled boundary layer of CO2-rich water below the CO2-water interface. CO2 dissolution increased water density, resulting in gravitational instabilities and the formation of many small, downward-migrating plumes. Time-lapse photography was used to track the formation and progress of these plumes. As the plumes grew they increased in length relative to their width, and decreased in number over time. They also became more complex with time, splitting and forming several lobes, whose outer edges became more diffuse as they mixed with the CO2-poor water. The onset time of plume development and the horizontal wavelength (spacing) of the descending plumes are diagnostic measures of the system properties, notably permeability. They were analysed from the time-lapse images and expressed as probability density functions based on histograms of the observations. The derived permeability of the system was calculated to be 2.2-2.5 x 10-9 m2, and this used for modelling work. Having experimentally reproduced the transition from diffusion-dissolution to convection-dissolution, and from this determined the system properties, we simulated the process in a numerical flow model. A high resolution model of the Hele-Shaw cell was built using the TOUGH2 flow simulator with the ECO 2N fluid property module, with a permeability of 2.5 x 10-9 m2, and applying laboratory pressure and temperature conditions. Plume development in terms of onset time, sinking rate and wavelength statistics are closely comparable between experiment and model. This suggests therefore that the numerical flow simulator was able to reproduce the critical process of transition from diffusion-dominated to convection-dominated processes in a realistic way. This further increases our confidence in the suitability of numerical models in making predictions of system evolution within CO2 storage schemes.

Kirk, Karen; Vosper, Hayley; Rochelle, Chris; Noy, Dave; Chadwick, Andy

2014-05-01

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Detailed Design Data Package item 3.9a: Cadmium buildup in off-gas lines  

SciTech Connect

Waste currently stored at the Hanford Reservation in underground double-shell and single-shell tanks is being considered for vitrification and disposal. To achieve this, Hanford is conducting a Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant Technology Development Project melter campaign. In this campaign, a requirement was identified to quantify the amount of cadmium depositing in the off-gas line between the liquid-fed ceramic melter and the submerged bed scrubber. This issue of cadmium volatility was raised due to the limited data on cadmium volatility in HLW vitrification. Prior to the start of slurry processing, the off-gas line sections were removed and inspects. Any pre-existing deposits were removed. Following the melter campaign, the lines were again removed and solids deposits were sampled and the quantity of deposits were estimated. The data presented in this package include chemical analysis of feed, glass, line deposits, in-ling off-gas stream, and SBS condensate samples. Process data includes melter feeding and glass production rates, off- gas flow rate, and plenum and off-gas stream temperatures.

Perez, J.M.; Buchmiller, W.C.; Anderson, L.D.; Whittington, G.A.

1996-04-01

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Determination of activated sludge biological activity using model corrected CO2 off-gas data.  

PubMed

Carbon dioxide (CO(2)) online off-gas monitoring is useful to detect changes in biological activity for activated sludge systems especially under limited oxygen conditions like under simultaneous nitrification-denitrification (SND) where respirometric measurements are not applicable. So far, the influence of the bicarbonate system on the liquid-gas transfer of CO(2) prevented the wider use of off-gas CO(2) for monitoring purposes in wastewater treatment. The objective of the paper is to demonstrate a practical method to correct measured off-gas CO(2) as an indicator of biological activity by taking into account pH shifts (resulting in CO(2) release or retention) and changes in influent alkalinity. The simple model is based on the physicochemical system of the bicarbonate/CO(2) equilibrium and the liquid-gas mass transfer for aerated systems. Standard on-line measurements (pH, temperature, flow rates) and periodical alkalinity titration serve as input data to estimate the influence of the carbonate system on the CO(2) off-gas concentrations measured on-line. For a particular plant the CO(2) mass transfer coefficients are derived from measurements compared to the theoretical calculation from oxygen mass transfer. The model estimates the biological carbon dioxide production rate (CPR; heterotrophic activity) by the correction of the measured carbon dioxide transfer rate (CTR; C-flux by the off-gas) with the calculated inorganic carbon dioxide transfer rate (r(F)) considering bicarbonate consumption (autotrophic activity). PMID:17292940

Weissenbacher, Norbert; Lenz, Katharina; Mahnik, Susanne N; Wett, Bernhard; Fuerhacker, Maria

2007-04-01

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Impact Of Melter Internal Design On Off-Gas Flammability  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study was to: (1) identify the more dominant design parameters that can serve as the quantitative measure of how prototypic a given melter is, (2) run the existing DWPF models to simulate the data collected using both DWPF and non-DWPF melter configurations, (3) confirm the validity of the selected design parameters by determining if the agreement between the model predictions and data is reasonably good in light of the design and operating conditions employed in each data set, and (4) run Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations to gain new insights into how fluid mixing is affected by the configuration of melter internals and to further apply the new insights to explaining, for example, why the agreement is not good.

Choi, A. S.; Lee, S. Y.

2012-05-30

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Photochemical degradation of chromophoric-dissolved organic matter exposed to simulated UV-B and natural solar radiation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Photochemical degradation of chromophoric-dissolved organic matter (CDOM) by UV-B radiation decreases CDOM absorption in the\\u000a UV region and fluorescence intensity, and alters CDOM composition. CDOM absorption, fluorescence, and the spectral slope indicating\\u000a the CDOM composition were studied using 0.22-?m-filtered samples of Meiliang Bay water from Lake Taihu that were exposed to\\u000a short-term (0–12 h) simulated UV-B radiation and long-term (0–12 days)

Yunlin Zhang; Mingliang Liu; Boqiang Qin; Sheng Feng

2009-01-01

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Ambient conditions and fate and transport simulations of dissolved solids, chloride, and sulfate in Beaver Lake, Arkansas, 2006--10  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Beaver Lake is a large, deep-storage reservoir located in the upper White River Basin in northwestern Arkansas, and was completed in 1963 for the purposes of flood control, hydroelectric power, and water supply. Beaver Lake is affected by point and nonpoint sources of minerals, nutrients, and sediments. The City of Fayetteville discharges about half of its sewage effluent into the White River immediately upstream from the backwater of the reservoir. The City of West Fork discharges its sewage effluent into the West Fork of the White River, and the City of Huntsville discharges its sewage effluent into a tributary of War Eagle Creek. A study was conducted to describe the ambient conditions and fate and transport of dissolved solids, chloride, and sulfate concentrations in Beaver Lake. Dissolved solids, chloride, and sulfate are components of wastewater discharged into Beaver Lake and a major concern of the drinking water utilities that use Beaver Lake as their source. A two-dimensional model of hydrodynamics and water quality was calibrated to include simulations of dissolved solids, chloride, and sulfate for the period January 2006 through December 2010. Estimated daily dissolved solids, chloride, and sulfate loads were increased in the White River and War Eagle Creek tributaries, individually and the two tributaries together, by 1.2, 1.5, 2.0, 5.0, and 10.0 times the baseline conditions to examine fate and transport of these constituents through time at seven locations (segments) in the reservoir, from upstream to downstream in Beaver Lake. Fifteen dissolved solids, chloride, and sulfate fate and transport scenarios were compared to the baseline simulation at each of the seven downstream locations in the reservoir, both 2 meters (m) below the surface and 2 m above the bottom. Concentrations were greater in the reservoir at model segments closer to where the tributaries entered the reservoir. Concentrations resulting from the increase in loading became more diluted farther downstream from the source. Differences in concentrations between the baseline condition and the 1.2, 1.5, and 2.0 times baseline concentration scenarios were smaller than the differences in the 5.0 and 10.0 times baseline concentration scenarios. The results for both the 2 m below the surface and 2 m above the bottom were similar, with the exception of concentrations resulting from the increased loading factors (5.0 and 10.0 times), where concentrations 2 m above the bottom were consistently greater than those 2 m below the surface at most segments.

Green, W. Reed

2013-01-01

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Development And Initial Testing Of Off-Gas Recycle Liquid From The WTP Low Activity Waste Vitrification Process - 14333  

SciTech Connect

The Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) process flow was designed to pre-treat feed from the Hanford tank farms, separate it into a High Level Waste (HLW) and Low Activity Waste (LAW) fraction and vitrify each fraction in separate facilities. Vitrification of the waste generates an aqueous condensate stream from the off-gas processes. This stream originates from two off-gas treatment unit operations, the Submerged Bed Scrubber (SBS) and the Wet Electrospray Precipitator (WESP). Currently, the baseline plan for disposition of the stream from the LAW melter is to recycle it to the Pretreatment facility where it gets evaporated and processed into the LAW melter again. If the Pretreatment facility is not available, the baseline disposition pathway is not viable. Additionally, some components in the stream are volatile at melter temperatures, thereby accumulating to high concentrations in the scrubbed stream. It would be highly beneficial to divert this stream to an alternate disposition path to alleviate the close-coupled operation of the LAW vitrification and Pretreatment facilities, and to improve long-term throughput and efficiency of the WTP system. In order to determine an alternate disposition path for the LAW SBS/WESP Recycle stream, a range of options are being studied. A simulant of the LAW Off-Gas Condensate was developed, based on the projected composition of this stream, and comparison with pilot-scale testing. The primary radionuclide that vaporizes and accumulates in the stream is Tc-99, but small amounts of several other radionuclides are also projected to be present in this stream. The processes being investigated for managing this stream includes evaporation and radionuclide removal via precipitation and adsorption. During evaporation, it is of interest to investigate the formation of insoluble solids to avoid scaling and plugging of equipment. Key parameters for radionuclide removal include identifying effective precipitation or ion adsorption chemicals, solid-liquid separation methods, and achievable decontamination factors. Results of the radionuclide removal testing indicate that the radionuclides, including Tc-99, can be removed with inorganic sorbents and precipitating agents. Evaporation test results indicate that the simulant can be evaporated to fairly high concentration prior to formation of appreciable solids, but corrosion has not yet been examined.

McCabe, Daniel J.; Wilmarth, William R.; Nash, Charles A.; Taylor-Pashow, Kathryn M.; Adamson, Duane J.; Crawford, Charles L.; Morse, Megan M.

2014-01-07

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Characterization of water quality and simulation of temperature, nutrients, biochemical oxygen demand, and dissolved oxygen in the Wateree River, South Carolina, 1996-98  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In May 1996, the U.S. Geological Survey entered into a cooperative agreement with the Kershaw County Water and Sewer Authority to characterize and simulate the water quality in the Wateree River, South Carolina. Longitudinal profiling of dissolved-oxygen concentrations during the spring and summer of 1996 revealed dissolved-oxygen minimums occurring upstream from the point-source discharges. The mean dissolved-oxygen decrease upstream from the effluent discharges was 2.0 milligrams per liter, and the decrease downstream from the effluent discharges was 0.2 milligram per liter. Several theories were investigated to obtain an improved understanding of the dissolved-oxygen dynamics in the upper Wateree River. Data suggest that the dissolved-oxygen concentration decrease is associated with elevated levels of oxygen-consuming nutrients and metals that are flowing into the Wateree River from Lake Wateree. Analysis of long-term streamflow and water-quality data collected at two U.S. Geological Survey gaging stations suggests that no strong correlation exists between streamflow and dissolved-oxygen concentrations in the Wateree River. However, a strong negative correlation does exist between dissolved-oxygen concentrations and water temperature. Analysis of data from six South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control monitoring stations for 1980.95 revealed decreasing trends in ammonia nitrogen at all stations where data were available and decreasing trends in 5-day biochemical oxygen demand at three river stations. The influence of various hydrologic and point-source loading conditions on dissolved-oxygen concentrations in the Wateree River were determined by using results from water-quality simulations by the Branched Lagrangian Transport Model. The effects of five tributaries and four point-source discharges were included in the model. Data collected during two synoptic water-quality samplings on June 23.25 and August 11.13, 1997, were used to calibrate and validate the Branched Lagrangian Transport Model. The data include dye-tracer concentrations collected at six locations, stream-reaeration data collected at four locations, and water-quality and water-temperature data collected at nine locations. Hydraulic data for the Branched Lagrangian Transport Model were simulated by using the U.S. Geological Survey BRANCH one-dimensional, unsteady-flow model. Data that were used to calibrate and validate the BRANCH model included time-series of water-level and streamflow data at three locations. The domain of the hydraulic model and the transport model was a 57.3- and 43.5-mile reach of the river, respectively. A sensitivity analysis of the simulated dissolved-oxygen concentrations to model coefficients and data inputs indicated that the simulated dissolved-oxygen concentrations were most sensitive to changes in the boundary concentration inputs of water temperature and dissolved oxygen followed by sensitivity to the change in streamflow. A 35-percent increase in streamflow resulted in a negative normalized sensitivity index, indicating a decrease in dissolved-oxygen concentrations. The simulated dissolved-oxygen concentrations showed no significant sensitivity to changes in model input rate kinetics. To demonstrate the utility of the Branched Lagrangian Transport Model of the Wateree River, the model was used to simulate several hydrologic and water-quality scenarios to evaluate the effects on simulated dissolved-oxygen concentrations. The first scenario compared the 24-hour mean dissolved-oxygen concentrations for August 13, 1997, as simulated during the model validation, with simulations using two different streamflow patterns. The mean streamflow for August 13, 1997, was 2,000 cubic feet per second. Simulations were run using mean streamflows of 1,000 and 1,400 cubic feet per second while keeping the water-quality boundary conditions the same as were used during the validation simulations. When compared t

Feaster, Toby D.; Conrads, Paul A.

2000-01-01

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Particulate Scrubbing Performance of the High Level Caves Off-Gas System  

SciTech Connect

Performance tests were conducted at the ETF using off-gas from the Small Cylindrical Melter (SCM) -2. The purpose of these tests was to develop data for comparing small and full scale equipment performance. This reports discusses those test results.

Wright, G.T.

2001-08-16

71

The integrated melter off-gas treatment systems at the West Valley Demonstration Project  

SciTech Connect

The West Valley Demonstration project was established by an act of Congress in 1980 to solidify the high level radioactive liquid wastes produced from operation of the Western New York Nuclear Services Center from 1966 to 1972. The waste will be solidified as borosilicate glass. This report describes the functions, the controlling design criteria, and the resulting design of the melter off-gas treatment systems.

Vance, R.F.

1991-12-01

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Electron beam processing of industrial off gas by the mobile irradiation plant agate-M  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A mobile irradiation plant (AGATE-M) has been constructed for on-site demonstration of off-gas treatment by electron beam. AGATE-M has been designed for flow rates up to 1000 Nm3/h and is equipped with a pre-filter, a reaction chamber connected to a low energy (200 kV) accelerator, a product filter and measurement systems.

Paur, H.-R.; Albrecht, G.; Baumann, W.; Mätzing, H.; WÄscher, T.; Mehnert, R.; Prager, L.; Sobottka, A.

1995-09-01

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Defining Dissolving  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

n this introductory activity students see that sugar and food coloring dissolve in water but neither dissolves in oil. Based on their observations, students can conclude that both solids and liquids can dissolve, but they don't necessarily dissolve in all liquids. Through this activity, students will refine their definition of dissolve. There is a downloadable activity sheet that will be very helpful to educators, and will help students stay on track. An assessment sheet is also available on the activity page to keep track of students progress. There is also a step by step guide as to how to perform the experiment, and how to introduce it t the students.

James Kessler

2010-01-01

74

OFF-GAS MERCURY CONTROL USING SULFUR-IMPREGNATED ACTIVATED CARBON – TEST RESULTS  

SciTech Connect

Several laboratory and pilot-scale tests since the year 2000 have included demonstrations of off-gas mercury control using fixed bed, sulfur-impregnated activated carbon. These demonstrations have included operation of carbon beds with gas streams containing a wide range of mercury and other gas species concentrations representing off-gas from several U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mixed waste treatment processes including electrical resistance heated (joule-heated) glass melters, fluidized bed calciners, and fluidized bed steam reformers. Surrogates of various DOE mixed waste streams (or surrogates of offgas from DOE mixed waste streams) including INL “sodium bearing waste” (SBW), liquid “low activity waste” (LAW) from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and liquid waste from Savannah River National Laboratory (“Tank 48H waste”) have been tested. Test results demonstrate mercury control efficiencies up to 99.999%, high enough to comply with the Hazardous Waste (HWC) Combustor Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards even when the uncontrolled off-gas mercury concentrations exceed 400,000 ug/dscm (at 7% O2), and confirm carbon bed design parameters for such high efficiencies. Results of several different pilot-scale and engineering-scale test programs performed over several years are presented and compared.

Nick Soelberg

2007-05-01

75

Advanced Off-Gas Control System Design For Radioactive And Mixed Waste Treatment  

SciTech Connect

Treatment of radioactive and mixed wastes is often required to destroy or immobilize hazardous constituents, reduce waste volume, and convert the waste to a form suitable for final disposal. These kinds of treatments usually evolve off-gas. Air emission regulations have become increasingly stringent in recent years. Mixed waste thermal treatment in the United States is now generally regulated under the Hazardous Waste Combustor (HWC) Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards. These standards impose unprecedented requirements for operation, monitoring and control, and emissions control. Off-gas control technologies and system designs that were satisfactorily proven in mixed waste operation prior to the implementation of new regulatory standards are in some cases no longer suitable in new mixed waste treatment system designs. Some mixed waste treatment facilities have been shut down rather than have excessively restrictive feed rate limits or facility upgrades to comply with the new standards. New mixed waste treatment facilities in the U. S. are being designed to operate in compliance with the HWC MACT standards. Activities have been underway for the past 10 years at the INL and elsewhere to identify, develop, demonstrate, and design technologies for enabling HWC MACT compliance for mixed waste treatment facilities. Some specific off-gas control technologies and system designs have been identified and tested to show that even the stringent HWC MACT standards can be met, while minimizing treatment facility size and cost.

Nick Soelberg

2005-09-01

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Recovery Act: Molecular Simulation of Dissolved Inorganic Carbons for Underground Brine CO2 Sequestration  

SciTech Connect

To further our understanding and develop the method for measuring the DICs under geological sequestration conditions, we studied the infrared spectra of DICs under high pressure and temperature conditions. First principles simulations of DICs in brine conditions were performed using a highly optimized ReaxFF-DIC forcefield. The thermodynamics stability of each species were determined using the 2PT method, and shown to be consistent with the Reax simulations. More importantly, we have presented the IR spectra of DIC in real brine conditions as a function of temperature and pressure. At near earth conditions, we find a breaking of the O-C-O bending modes into asymmetric and symmetric modes, separated by 100cm{sup -1} at 400K and 5 GPa. These results can now be used to calibrate FTIR laser measurements.

Goddard, William

2012-11-30

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Ground water flow in a desert basin: challenges of simulating transport of dissolved chromium.  

PubMed

A large chromium plume that evolved from chromium releases in a valley near the Mojave River was studied to understand the processes controlling fate and migration of chromium in ground water and used as a tracer to study the dynamics of a basin and range ground water system. The valley that was studied is naturally arid with high evapotranspiration such that essentially no precipitation infiltrates to the water table. The dominant natural hydrogeologic processes are recharge to the ground water system from the Mojave River during the infrequent episodes when there is flow in the river, and ground water flow toward a playa lake where the ground water evaporates. Agricultural pumping in the valley from the mid-1930s to the 1970s significantly altered ground water flow conditions by decreasing water levels in the valley by more than 20 m. This pumping declined significantly as a result of dewatering of the aquifer, and water levels have since recovered modestly. The ground water system was modeled using MODFLOW, and chromium transport was simulated using MT3D. Several innovative modifications were made to these modeling programs to simulate important processes in this ground water system. Modifications to MODFLOW include developing a new well package that estimates pumping rates from irrigation wells at each time step based on available drawdown. MT3D was modified to account for mass trapped above the water table when the water table declines beneath nonirrigated areas and to redistribute mass to the system when water levels rise. PMID:12656288

Andrews, Charles B; Neville, Christopher J

2003-01-01

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Demonstration of a steam jet scrubber off-gas system and the burner efficiency of a mixed waste incinerator facility  

Microsoft Academic Search

A full-scale incinerator system, the Consolidated Incineration Facility (CIF), is being designed to process solid and liquid low-level radioactive, mixed, and RCRA hazardous waste. This facility will consist of a rotary kiln, secondary combustion chamber (SCC), and a wet off-gas system. A prototype steam jet scrubber off-gas system has been tested to verify design assumptions for the CIF. The scrubber

H. Holmes; D. L. Charlesworth

1988-01-01

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Critique of Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant off-gas sampling requirements  

SciTech Connect

Off-gas sampling and monitoring activities needed to support operations safety, process control, waste form qualification, and environmental protection requirements of the Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant (HWVP) have been evaluated. The locations of necessary sampling sites have been identified on the basis of plant requirements, and the applicability of Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) reference sampling equipment to these HWVP requirements has been assessed for all sampling sites. Equipment deficiencies, if present, have been described and the bases for modifications and/or alternative approaches have been developed.

Goles, R.W.

1996-03-01

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CHARACTERIZATION OF DWPF MELTER OFF-GAS QUENCHER AND STEAM ATOMIZED SCRUBBER DEPOSIT SAMPLES  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the results from the characterization of deposits from the inlets of the primary off-gas Quencher and Steam Atomized Scrubber (SAS) in the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF), as requested by a technical assistance request. DWPF requested elemental analysis and compound identification to help determine the potential causes for the substance formation. This information will be fed into Savannah River National Laboratory modeling programs to determine if there is a way to decrease the formation of the deposits. The general approach to the characterization of these samples included x-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and chemical analysis. The following conclusions are drawn from the analytical results found in this report: (1) The deposits are not high level waste glass from the DWPF melt pool based on comparison of the compositions of deposits to the composition of a sample of glass taken from the pour stream of the melter during processing of Sludge Batch 3. (2) Chemical composition results suggest that the deposits are probably a combination of sludge and frit particles entrained in the off-gas. (3) Gamma emitters, such as Co-60, Cs-137, Eu-154, Am-241, and Am-243 were detected in both the Quencher and SAS samples with Cs-137 having the highest concentration of the gamma emitters. (4) No evidence existed for accumulation of fissile material (U-233, U-235, and Pu-239) relative to Fe in either deposit. (5) XRD results indicated both samples were primarily amorphorous and contained some crystals of the iron oxides, hematite and magnetite (Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} and Fe(Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4})), along with sodium nitrate (NaNO{sub 3}). The other main crystalline compound in the SAS deposit was mercurous chloride. The main crystalline compound in the Quencher deposit was a uranium oxide compound. These are all sludge components. (6) SEM analysis of the Quencher deposit revealed crystalline uranium compounds within the sample. SEM analysis of the SAS sample could not be performed due to the presence of a significant concentration of Hg in the sample. (7) Essentially all the Na and the S in the off-gas samples were soluble in water. (8) The main soluble anion was NO{sub 3}{sup -} with SO{sub 4}{sup 2-} being second. (9) In contrast to the results for the off-gas deposits analyzed in 2003, soluble compounds of fluoride and chloride were detected; however, their concentrations in the Quencher and SAS deposits were less than one weight percent. (10) The results suggest that the S is primarily in the deposits as the sulfate anion.

Zeigler, K; Ned Bibler, N

2007-06-06

81

FY-12 INL KR CAPTURE ACTIVITIES SUPPORTING THE OFF-GAS SIGMA TEAM  

SciTech Connect

Tasks performed this year by INL Kr capture off-gas team members can be segregated into three separate task sub-sections which include: 1) The development and testing of a new engineered form sorbent, 2) An initial NDA gamma scan effort performed on the drum containing the Legacy Kr-85 sample materials, and 3) Collaborative research efforts with PNNL involving the testing of the Ni-DOBDC MOF and an initial attempt to make powdered chalcogel material into an engineered form using our binding process. This document describes the routes to success for the three task sub-sections.

Troy G. Garn; Mitchell R. Greenhalgh; Jack D Law

2012-08-01

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Simulated climate change impact on summer dissolved organic carbon release from peat and surface vegetation: implications for drinking water treatment.  

PubMed

Uncertainty regarding changes in dissolved organic carbon (DOC) quantity and quality has created interest in managing peatlands for their ecosystem services such as drinking water provision. The evidence base for such interventions is, however, sometimes contradictory. We performed a laboratory climate manipulation using a factorial design on two dominant peatland vegetation types (Calluna vulgaris and Sphagnum Spp.) and a peat soil collected from a drinking water catchment in Exmoor National Park, UK. Temperature and rainfall were set to represent baseline and future conditions under the UKCP09 2080s high emissions scenario for July and August. DOC leachate then underwent standard water treatment of coagulation/flocculation before chlorination. C. vulgaris leached more DOC than Sphagnum Spp. (7.17 versus 3.00 mg g(-1)) with higher specific ultraviolet (SUVA) values and a greater sensitivity to climate, leaching more DOC under simulated future conditions. The peat soil leached less DOC (0.37 mg g(-1)) than the vegetation and was less sensitive to climate. Differences in coagulation removal efficiency between the DOC sources appears to be driven by relative solubilisation of protein-like DOC, observed through the fluorescence peak C/T. Post-coagulation only differences between vegetation types were detected for the regulated disinfection by-products (DBPs), suggesting climate change influence at this scale can be removed via coagulation. Our results suggest current biodiversity restoration programmes to encourage Sphagnum Spp. will result in lower DOC concentrations and SUVA values, particularly with warmer and drier summers. PMID:25262551

Ritson, Jonathan P; Bell, Michael; Graham, Nigel J D; Templeton, Michael R; Brazier, Richard E; Verhoef, Anne; Freeman, Chris; Clark, Joanna M

2014-12-15

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ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF TOA PARTITIONING ON DWPF MELTER OFF-GAS FLAMMABILITY  

SciTech Connect

An assessment has been made to evaluate the impact on the DWPF melter off-gas flammability of increasing the amount of TOA in the current solvent used in the Modular Caustic-Side Solvent Extraction Process Unit (MCU) process. The results of this study showed that the concentrations of nonvolatile carbon of the current solvent limit (150 ppm) in the Slurry Mix Evaporator (SME) product would be about 7% higher and the nonvolatile hydrogen would be 2% higher than the actual current solvent (126 ppm) with an addition of up to 3 ppm of TOA when the concentration of Isopar? L in the effluent transfer is controlled below 87 ppm and the volume of MCU effluent transfer to DWPF is limited to 15,000 gallons per Sludge Receipt and Adjustment Tank (SRAT)/SME cycle. Therefore, the DWPF melter off-gas flammability assessment is conservative for up to an additional 3 ppm of TOA in the effluent based on these assumptions. This report documents the calculations performed to reach this conclusion.

Daniel, G.

2013-06-18

84

Method of measurement of VOCs in the off-gas and wastewater of wastewater treatment plants  

SciTech Connect

VOCs need to be controlled according to Title 3 of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA), so an accurate estimation of the total VOC emissions must be attained. This paper reports on a study where EPA method 624 was revised so that this method could be used for VOC analysis both in the water and off-gas of wastewater treatment plants. The revised method uses the same approach and equipment as water and soil analyses, thereby providing a great time and cost advantage for anyone needing to perform this type of analysis. Without using a cryogenic preconcentration step, gas samples from Tedlar bags are easily analyzed to concentrations of approximately 20 ppb using scan mode in a GC-MS unit. For the wastewater, scan mode was still used for the identification, but Selected Ion Monitoring (SIM) mode was used for quantitative analysis because of lower VOC concentration in the water. The results show that this method`s detection limit (MDL) was lowered 2--3 orders of magnitude when compared with scan mode. The modified method has been successfully applied to the identification and quantitative analysis of wastewater and off-gas VOCs from a publicly owned treatment works (POTW) aeration basin (120 MGD).

Min Wang; Keener, T.C.; Orton, T.L.; Zhu, H.; Bishop, P.; Pekonen, S. [Univ. of Cincinnati, OH (United States). Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Siddiqui, K. [Hamilton County Metropolitan Sewer District, Cincinnati, OH (United States)

1997-12-31

85

The simulation research of dissolved nitrogen and phosphorus non-point source pollution in Xiao-Jiang watershed of Three Gorges Reservoir area.  

PubMed

Xiao-jiang, with a basin area of almost 5,276 km(2) and a length of 182.4 km, is located in the center of the Three Gorges Reservoir Area, and is the largest tributary of the central section in Three Gorges Reservoir Area, farmland accounts for a large proportion of Xiao-jiang watershed, and the hilly cropland of purple soil is much of the farmland of the watershed. After the second phase of water storage in the Three Gorges Reservoir, the majority of sub-rivers in the reservoir area experienced eutrophication phenomenon frequently, and non-point source (NPS) pollution has become an important source of pollution in Xiao-jiang Watershed. Because dissolved nitrogen and phosphorus non-point source pollution are related to surface runoff and interflow, using climatic, topographic and land cover data from the internet and research institutes, the Semi-Distributed Land-use Runoff Process (SLURP) hydrological model was introduced to simulate the complete hydrological cycle of the Xiao-jiang Watershed. Based on the SLURP distributed hydrological model, non-point source pollution annual output load models of land use and rural residents were respectively established. Therefore, using GIS technology, considering the losses of dissolved nitrogen and phosphorus in the course of transport, a dissolved non-point source pollution load dynamic model was established by the organic coupling of the SLURP hydrological model and land-use output model. Through the above dynamic model, the annual dissolved non-point source nitrogen and phosphorus pollution output as well as the load in different types were simulated and quantitatively estimated from 2001 to 2008, furthermore, the loads of Xiao-jiang Watershed were calculated and expressed by temporal and spatial distribution in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area. The simulation results show that: the temporal changes of dissolved nitrogen and phosphorus load in the watershed are close to the inter-annual changes of rainfall runoff, and the different land-use type distribution has great impacts on the spatial changes of dissolved nitrogen and phosphorus load in the watershed; The nitrogen and phosphorus load of different land-use types in size with descending order is, glebe and mixed land, paddy, grassland, urban land, forestland; however, for the phosphorus load, the unit area output load of glebe and mixed land is almost the same as for paddy fields; The output contribution of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution load from land-use accounts for 78%-85%, while the output contribution from livestock and poultry occupies 13%-20%. The established load model was verified by observation data, simulation results show that the established model is reasonable, simulation accuracy is higher. PMID:20351440

Wu, Lei; Long, Tian-Yu; Li, Chong-Ming

2010-01-01

86

Interim report on testing of off-gas treatment technologies for abatement of atmospheric emissions of chlorinated volatile organic compounds  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this report is to briefly summarize the results to date of the off-gas treatment program for atmospheric emissions of chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs), in particular trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchloroethylene (PCE). This program is part of the Department of Energy`s Office of Technology Development`s Integrated Demonstration for Treatment of Organics in Soil and Water at a Non-Arid Site. The off-gas treatment program was initiated after testing of in-situ air stripping with horizontal wells was completed. That successful test expectedly produced atmospheric emissions of CVOCs that were unabated. It was decided after that test that an off-gas treatment program would complement the Integrated Demonstration not only because off-gas treatment is an integral portion of remediation of CVOC contamination in groundwater and soil but also because several technologies were being developed across the US to mitigate CVOC emissions. A single platform for testing off-gas treatment technologies would facilitate systematic and unbiased evaluation of the emerging technologies.

Haselow, J.S.; Jarosch, T.R.; Rossabi, J.; Burdick, S.; Lombard, K.

1993-12-01

87

Modelling of dissolved oxygen in the Danube River using artificial neural networks and Monte Carlo Simulation uncertainty analysis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper describes the training, validation, testing and uncertainty analysis of general regression neural network (GRNN) models for the forecasting of dissolved oxygen (DO) in the Danube River. The main objectives of this work were to determine the optimum data normalization and input selection techniques, the determination of the relative importance of uncertainty in different input variables, as well as the uncertainty analysis of model results using the Monte Carlo Simulation (MCS) technique. Min-max, median, z-score, sigmoid and tanh were validated as normalization techniques, whilst the variance inflation factor, correlation analysis and genetic algorithm were tested as input selection techniques. As inputs, the GRNN models used 19 water quality variables, measured in the river water each month at 17 different sites over a period of 9 years. The best results were obtained using min-max normalized data and the input selection based on the correlation between DO and dependent variables, which provided the most accurate GRNN model, and in combination the smallest number of inputs: Temperature, pH, HCO3-, SO42-, NO3-N, Hardness, Na, Cl-, Conductivity and Alkalinity. The results show that the correlation coefficient between measured and predicted DO values is 0.85. The inputs with the greatest effect on the GRNN model (arranged in descending order) were T, pH, HCO3-, SO42- and NO3-N. Of all inputs, variability of temperature had the greatest influence on the variability of DO content in river body, with the DO decreasing at a rate similar to the theoretical DO decreasing rate relating to temperature. The uncertainty analysis of the model results demonstrate that the GRNN can effectively forecast the DO content, since the distribution of model results are very similar to the corresponding distribution of real data.

Antanasijevi?, Davor; Pocajt, Viktor; Peri?-Gruji?, Aleksandra; Risti?, Mirjana

2014-11-01

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Microbial community evolution during simulated managed aquifer recharge in response to different biodegradable dissolved organic carbon (BDOC) concentrations.  

PubMed

This study investigates the evolution of the microbial community in laboratory-scale soil columns simulating the infiltration zone of managed aquifer recharge (MAR) systems and analogous natural aquifer sediment ecosystems. Parallel systems were supplemented with either moderate (1.1 mg/L) or low (0.5 mg/L) biodegradable dissolved organic carbon (BDOC) for a period of six months during which time, spatial (1 cm, 30 cm, 60 cm, 90 cm, and 120 cm) and temporal (monthly) analyses of sediment-associated microbial community structure were analyzed. Total microbial biomass associated with sediments was positively correlated with BDOC concentration where a significant decline in BDOC was observed along the column length. Analysis of 16S rRNA genes indicated dominance by Bacteria with Archaea comprising less than 1 percent of the total community. Proteobacteria was found to be the major phylum in samples from all column depths with contributions from Betaproteobacteria, Alphaproteobacteria and Gammaproteobacteria. Microbial community structure at all the phylum, class and genus levels differed significantly at 1 cm between columns receiving moderate and low BDOC concentrations; in contrast strong similarities were observed both between parallel column systems and across samples from 30 to 120 cm depths. Samples from 1 cm depth of the low BDOC columns exhibited higher microbial diversity (expressed as Shannon Index) than those at 1 cm of moderate BDOC columns, and both increased from 5.4 to 5.9 at 1 cm depth to 6.7-8.3 at 30-120 cm depths. The microbial community structure reached steady state after 3-4 months since the initiation of the experiment, which also resulted in an improved DOC removal during the same time period. This study suggested that BDOC could significantly influence microbial community structure regarding both composition and diversity of artificial MAR systems and analogous natural aquifer sediment ecosystems. PMID:23490107

Li, Dong; Alidina, Mazahirali; Ouf, Mohamed; Sharp, Jonathan O; Saikaly, Pascal; Drewes, Jörg E

2013-05-01

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MELTER OFF-GAS FLAMMABILITY ASSESSMENT FOR DWPF ALTERNATE REDUCTANT FLOWSHEET OPTIONS  

SciTech Connect

Glycolic acid and sugar are being considered as potential candidates to substitute for much of the formic acid currently being added to the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) melter feed as a reductant. A series of small-scale melter tests were conducted at the Vitreous State Laboratory (VSL) in January 2011 to collect necessary data for the assessment of the impact of these alternate reductants on the melter off-gas flammability. The DM10 melter with a 0.021 m{sup 2} melt surface area was run with three different feeds which were prepared at SRNL based on; (1) the baseline formic/nitric acid flowsheet, (2) glycolic/formic/nitric acid flowsheet, and (3) sugar/formic/nitric acid flowsheet - these feeds will be called the baseline, glycolic, and sugar flowsheet feeds, respectively, hereafter. The actual addition of sugar to the sugar flowsheet feed was made at VSL before it was fed to the melter. For each feed, the DM10 was run under both bubbled (with argon) and non-bubbled conditions at varying melter vapor space temperatures. The goal was to lower its vapor space temperature from nominal 500 C to less than 300 C at 50 C increments and maintain steady state at each temperature at least for one hour, preferentially for two hours, while collecting off-gas data including CO, CO{sub 2}, and H{sub 2} concentrations. Just a few hours into the first test with the baseline feed, it was discovered that the DM10 vapor space temperature would not readily fall below 350 C simply by ramping up the feed rate as the test plan called for. To overcome this, ambient air was introduced directly into the vapor space through a dilution air damper in addition to the natural air inleakage occurring at the operating melter pressure of -1 inch H{sub 2}O. A detailed description of the DM10 run along with all the data taken is given in the report issued by VSL. The SRNL personnel have analyzed the DM10 data and identified 25 steady state periods lasting from 32 to 92 minutes for all six melter runs (bubbled and non-bubbled runs for each of the three feeds). The steady state selection was made by limiting the standard deviation of the average vapor space temperature readings from two bare thermocouples (TT-03 and TT-05) to less than 5 C in most cases at a constant feed rate. The steady state data thus selected were mass and heat balanced and the off-gas data were re-baselined to assess the flammability potential of each feed under the DWPF melter operating conditions. Efforts were made to extract as much information out of the data as possible necessary to extend the applicability of the existing baseline cold cap and off-gas combustion models to the glycolic and sugar flowsheet feeds. This report details the outcome of these activities.

Choi, A.

2011-07-08

90

CALCULATION OF DEMONSTRATION BULK VITRIFICATION SYSTEM MELTER INLEAKAGE AND OFF-GAS GENERATION RATE  

SciTech Connect

The River Protection Project (RPP) mission is to safely store, retrieve, treat, immobilize, and dispose of the Hanford Site tank waste. The Demonstration Bulk Vitrification System (DBVS) is a research and development project whose objective is to demonstrate the suitability of Bulk Vitrification treatment technology waste form for disposing of low-activity waste from the Tank Farms. The objective of this calculation is to determine the DBVS melter inleakage and off-gas generation rate based on full scale testing data from 38D. This calculation estimates the DBVS melter in leakage and gas generation rate based on test data. Inleakage is estimated before the melt was initiated, at one point during the melt, and at the end of the melt. Maximum gas generation rate is also estimated.

MAY TH

2008-04-16

91

Development and testing of prototype alpha waste incinerator off-gas systems  

SciTech Connect

A test program is in progress at Savannah River Laboratory (SRL) to confirm and develop incinerator design technology for an SRP production Alpha Waste Incinerator (AWI) to be built in the mid-1980's. The Incinerator Components Test Facility (ICTF) is a full-scale (5 kg/h), electrically heated, controlled-air prototype incinerator built to burn nonradioactive solid waste. The incinerator has been operating successfully at SRL since March 1979 and has met or exceeded all design criteria. During the first 1-1/2 years of operation, liquid scrubbers were used to remove particulates and hydrochloric acid from the incinerator exhaust gases. A dry off-gas system is currently being tested to provide data to Savannah River Plant's proposed AWI.

Freed, E J; Becker, G W

1982-01-01

92

Simulation of carbon cycling, including dissolved organic carbon transport, in forest soil locally enriched with 14C  

SciTech Connect

The DyDOC model was used to simulate organic matter decomposition and dissolved organic matter (DOM) transport in deciduous forest soils at the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) in Tennessee, USA. The model application relied on extensive data from the Enriched Background Isotope study (EBIS), which made use of a local atmospheric enrichment of radiocarbon to establish a large-scale manipulation experiment with different inputs of 14C from both above-ground and below-ground litter. The aim of the modelling was to test if the processes that constitute DyDOC can explain the available observations for C dynamics in the ORR. More specifically we used the model to investigate the origins of DOM, its dynamics within the soil profile, and how it contributes to the formation of stable carbon in the mineral soil. The model was first configured to account for water transport through the soil, then observed pools and fluxes of carbon and 14C data were used to fit the model parameters that describe the rates of the metabolic transformations. The soils were described by a thin O-horizon, a 15 cm thick A-horizon and a 45-cm thick B-horizon. Within the thin O-horizon, litter is either converted to CO2 or to a second organic matter pool, which is converted to CO2 at a different rate, both pools being able to produce DOM. The best model performance was obtained by assuming that adsorption of downwardly transported DOM in horizons A and B, followed by further conversion to stable forms, produces mineral-associated carbon pools, while root litter is the source of non-mineral associated carbon, with relatively short residence times. In the simulated steady-state, most carbon entering the O-horizon leaves quickly as CO2, but 17% (46 gC m-2 a-1) is lost as DOC in percolating water. The DOM comprises mainly hydrophobic material, 40% being derived from litter and 60% from older organic matter pools (residence time ~ 10 years). Most of the DOM is converted to CO2 in the mineral soil, over timescales of 1 to 15 years, but there is a conversion of 11 gC m-2 a-1 into stabilised forms that turnover on a timescale of 100-200 years. The small flux of DOC leaving the B-horizon (1.2 gC m-2 a-1) is mainly hydrophilic material, some of which can penetrate to depth quickly after formation. Considering the soil profile as single entity, the simulated soil carbon pools at ORR have mean residence times in the range 1-200 years, most of the carbon being in the slow pools, most of the turnover associated with the faster ones.

Tipping, Ed [Lancaster Environment Center; Chamberlain, Paul M. [Lancaster Environment Center; Froberg, Mats J. [Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet; Hanson, Paul J [ORNL; Jardine, Philip M [ORNL

2012-01-01

93

LWR Fuel Recycle Program. Quarterly progress report, April--June 1976. [Head end processes, off-gas treatment, Purex Process  

SciTech Connect

Work was begun on the initial task of estimating U/sub 3/O/sub 8/ supply 1 prices. In the spent fuel receipt and storage project, review of existing and planned process equipment and concepts was initiated through discussions with both laboratory and industry personnel and through plant visits. Effort was also initiated to catalog existing fuel designs. Available information was reviewed on the voloxidation process and on various pyrochemical and pyrometallurgical steps for fuel reprocessing application. Further development work was done in the off-gas treatment project using charcoal filters to capture low concentrations of TBP vapor and x-ray fluorescence to analyze for phosphorus. A series of standards was prepared and is being analyzed. Several inorganic sorbent materials have been received and will be used in initial screening tests to determine TBP removal efficiency. Commercially available macroreticular polymeric adsorbents and anion exchange resins for the removal of iodine from dilute nitric acid streams (simulating concentrator overheads condensate) are being tested with encouraging results being obtained. The major portion of the literature search on solvent extraction equipment alternatives was completed, and a bibliographic listing of approximately 1000 items was generated. In the removal and re-entrainment of plutonium and other radionuclides project, a literature search was conducted to provide parameterizations for the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the LWR--Model Fuel Recycle Facilities. Recommended procedures are to ignore deposition and resuspension when calculating direct and inhalation doses; use Gaussian plume models only out to distances where sigma/sub z/ = h/2, then use the mixing height h out to 24-hr travel time, and thereafter use a constant mixing ratio; for calculating the indirect dose use a total (wet plus dry) deposition velocity of 3 cm/sec for reactive gases and all particles, regardless of size. (LK)

Irish, E.R. (comp.); Simmons, J.L. (ed.)

1976-07-01

94

Comparison of a fuel-driven and steam-driven ejector in solid oxide fuel cell systems with anode off-gas recirculation: Part-load behavior  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper investigates the use of ejectors for recirculating anode off-gas in an SOFC system, focusing on the part-load capability of two different systems. In the first system, recirculation was enabled by a fuel-driven ejector. The part-load threshold of this system was determined by carbon formation and was 77.8% assuming a fuel utilization of 70% and suitable ejector geometry. The second system was based on a steam-driven ejector. The simulation results for this system showed an improved part-load capability of 37.8% as well as a slightly improved electrical efficiency. Here, the minimal part load was determined by the condensation temperature of the condenser used in the system.

Engelbracht, Maximilian; Peters, Roland; Blum, Ludger; Stolten, Detlef

2015-03-01

95

MODELING THE IMPACT OF ELEVATED MERCURY IN DEFENSE WASTE PROCESSING FACILITY MELTER FEED ON THE MELTER OFF-GAS SYSTEM - PRELIMINARY REPORT  

SciTech Connect

The Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) is currently evaluating an alternative Chemical Process Cell (CPC) flowsheet to increase throughput. It includes removal of the steam-stripping step, which would significantly reduce the CPC processing time and lessen the sampling needs. However, its downside would be to send 100% of the mercury that come in with the sludge straight to the melter. For example, the new mercury content in the Sludge Batch 5 (SB5) melter feed is projected to be 25 times higher than that in the SB4 with nominal steam stripping of mercury. This task was initiated to study the impact of the worst-case scenario of zero-mercury-removal in the CPC on the DWPF melter off-gas system. It is stressed that this study is intended to be scoping in nature, so the results presented in this report are preliminary. In order to study the impact of elevated mercury levels in the feed, it is necessary to be able to predict how mercury would speciate in the melter exhaust under varying melter operating conditions. A homogeneous gas-phase oxidation model of mercury by chloride was developed to do just that. The model contains two critical parameters pertaining to the partitioning of chloride among HCl, Cl, Cl{sub 2}, and chloride salts in the melter vapor space. The values for these parameters were determined at two different melter vapor space temperatures by matching the calculated molar ratio of HgCl (or Hg{sub 2}Cl{sub 2}) to HgCl{sub 2} with those measured during the Experimental-Scale Ceramic Melter (ESCM) tests run at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The calibrated model was then applied to the SB5 simulant used in the earlier flowsheet study with an assumed mercury stripping efficiency of zero; the molar ratio of Cl-to-Hg in the resulting melter feed was only 0.4, compared to 12 for the ESCM feeds. The results of the model run at the indicated melter vapor space temperature of 650 C (TI4085D) showed that due to excessive shortage of chloride, only 6% of the mercury fed is expected to get oxidized, mostly as HgCl, while the remaining mercury would exist either as elemental mercury vapor (90%) or HgO (4%). Noting that the measured chloride level in the SB5 qualification sample was an order of magnitude lower than that used in the SB5 simulant, the degree of chloride shortage will be even greater. As a result, the projected level of HgCl in the actual SB5 melter exhaust will be even lower than 6% of the total mercury fed, while that of elemental mercury is likely to be greater than 90%. The homogeneous oxidation of mercury in the off-gas was deemed to be of primary importance based on the postulation that mercury and other volatile salts form submicron sized aerosols upon condensation and thus remain largely in the gas stream downstream of the quencher where they can deposit in the off-gas lines, Steam-Atomized Scrubbers (SAS), and High-Efficiency Mist Eliminator (HEME). Formation of these submicron semi-volatile salts in the condensate liquid is considered to be unlikely, so the liquid phase reactions were considered to be less important. However, subsequent oxidation of mercury in the liquid phase in the off-gas system was examined in a simplified model of the off-gas condensate. It was found that the condensate chemistry was consistent with further oxidation of elemental mercury to Hg{sub 2}Cl{sub 2} and conversion of HgO to chlorides. The results were consistent with the available experimental data. It should also be noted that the model predictions presented in this report do not include any physically entrained solids, which typically account for much of the off-gas carryover on a mass basis. The high elemental mercury vapor content predicted at the DWPF Quencher inlet means that physically entrained solids could provide the necessary surface onto which elemental mercury vapor could condense, thereby coating the solids as well as the internal surfaces of the off-gas system with mercury. Clearly, there are many process benefits to be gained by removing the steam-stripping step from the CPC c

Zamecnik, J.; Choi, A.

2009-03-25

96

Calibration and use of an interactive-accounting model to simulate dissolved solids, streamflow, and water-supply operations in the Arkansas River basin, Colorado  

USGS Publications Warehouse

An interactive-accounting model was used to simulate dissolved solids, streamflow, and water supply operations in the Arkansas River basin, Colorado. Model calibration of specific conductance to streamflow relations at three sites enabled computation of dissolved-solids loads throughout the basin. To simulate streamflow only, all water supply operations were incorporated in the regression relations for streamflow. Calibration for 1940-85 resulted in coefficients of determination that ranged from 0.89 to 0.58, and values in excess of 0.80 were determined for 16 of 20 nodes. The model then incorporated 74 water users and 11 reservoirs to simulate the water supply operations for two periods, 1943-74 and 1975-85. For the 1943-74 calibration, coefficients of determination for streamflow ranged from 0.87 to 0.02. Calibration of the water supply operations resulted in coefficients of determination that ranged from 0.87 to negative for simulated irrigation diversions of 37 selected water users. Calibration for 1975-85 was not evaluated statistically, but average values and plots of reservoir contents indicated reasonableness of the simulation. To demonstrate the utility of the model, six specific alternatives were simulated to consider effects of potential enlargement of Pueblo Reservoir. Three general major alternatives were simulated: the 1975-85 calibrated model data, the calibrated model data with an addition of 30 cu ft/sec in Fountain Creek flows, and the calibrated model data plus additional municipal water in storage. These three major alternatives considered the options of reservoir enlargement or no enlargement. A 40,000-acre-foot reservoir enlargement resulted in average increases of 2,500 acre-ft in transmountain diversions, of 800 acre-ft in storage diversions, and of 100 acre-ft in winter-water storage. (USGS)

Burns, A.W.

1989-01-01

97

Technology status report: Off-gas treatment technologies for chlorinated volatile organic compound air emissions  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this document is to review technologies for treatment of air streams that contain chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCS) and to describe a Department of Energy Office of Technology Development program that is planned to demonstrate innovative technologies for the abatement of CVOC emissions. This report describes the first phase of testing of off-gas treatment technologies. At least one more phase of testing is planned. Guidance for the preparation of this document was provided by a predecisional draft outline issued by the Department of Energy's Office of Technology Development. The report is intended to evaluate the technical and regulatory aspects, public acceptance, and estimated costs of technologies selected for development and testing. These technologies are compared to currently practiced or baseline methods for treatment of CVOC-laden airstreams. A brief overview is provided rather than detailed cost and data comparisons because many of these technologies have not yet been field tested. A description of other promising technologies for the treatment of CVOC emissions is also included. Trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchloroethylene (PCE) were used for industrial cleaning and solvent applications for several decades. These chemicals can be classified as CVOCS. As a result of past standard disposal practices, these types of compounds are persistent groundwater and soil contaminants throughout the United States and the Department of Energy Complex.

Rossabi, J.; Haselow, J.S.

1992-04-15

98

Technology status report: Off-gas treatment technologies for chlorinated volatile organic compound air emissions  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this document is to review technologies for treatment of air streams that contain chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCS) and to describe a Department of Energy Office of Technology Development program that is planned to demonstrate innovative technologies for the abatement of CVOC emissions. This report describes the first phase of testing of off-gas treatment technologies. At least one more phase of testing is planned. Guidance for the preparation of this document was provided by a predecisional draft outline issued by the Department of Energy`s Office of Technology Development. The report is intended to evaluate the technical and regulatory aspects, public acceptance, and estimated costs of technologies selected for development and testing. These technologies are compared to currently practiced or baseline methods for treatment of CVOC-laden airstreams. A brief overview is provided rather than detailed cost and data comparisons because many of these technologies have not yet been field tested. A description of other promising technologies for the treatment of CVOC emissions is also included. Trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchloroethylene (PCE) were used for industrial cleaning and solvent applications for several decades. These chemicals can be classified as CVOCS. As a result of past standard disposal practices, these types of compounds are persistent groundwater and soil contaminants throughout the United States and the Department of Energy Complex.

Rossabi, J.; Haselow, J.S.

1992-04-15

99

MODELING THE IMPACT OF ELEVATED MERCURY IN DEFENSE WASTE PROCESSING FACILITY MELTER FEED ON THE MELTER OFF-GAS SYSTEM-PRELIMINARY REPORT  

SciTech Connect

The Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) is currently evaluating an alternative Chemical Process Cell (CPC) flowsheet to increase throughput. It includes removal of the steam-stripping step, which would significantly reduce the CPC processing time and lessen the sampling needs. However, its downside would be to send 100% of the mercury that comes in with the sludge straight to the melter. For example, the new mercury content in the Sludge Batch 5 (SB5) melter feed is projected to be 25 times higher than that in the SB4 with nominal steam stripping of mercury. This task was initiated to study the impact of the worst-case scenario of zero-mercury-removal in the CPC on the DWPF melter offgas system. It is stressed that this study is intended to be scoping in nature, so the results presented in this report are preliminary. In order to study the impact of elevated mercury levels in the feed, it is necessary to be able to predict how mercury would speciate in the melter exhaust under varying melter operating conditions. A homogeneous gas-phase oxidation model of mercury by chloride was developed to do just that. The model contains two critical parameters pertaining to the partitioning of chloride among HCl, Cl, Cl{sub 2}, and chloride salts in the melter vapor space. The values for these parameters were determined at two different melter vapor space temperatures by matching the calculated molar ratio of HgCl (or Hg{sub 2}Cl{sub 2}) to HgCl{sub 2} with those measured during the Experimental-Scale Ceramic Melter (ESCM) tests run at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The calibrated model was then applied to the SB5 simulant used in the earlier flowsheet study with an assumed mercury stripping efficiency of zero; the molar ratio of Cl-to-Hg in the resulting melter feed was only 0.4, compared to 12 for the ESCM feeds. The results of the model run at the indicated melter vapor space temperature of 650 C (TI4085D) showed that due to excessive shortage of chloride, only 6% of the mercury fed is expected to get oxidized, mostly as HgCl, while the remaining mercury would exist either as elemental mercury vapor (90%) or HgO (4%). Noting that the measured chloride level in the SB5 qualification sample was an order of magnitude lower than that used in the SB5 simulant, the degree of chloride shortage will be even greater. As a result, the projected level of HgCl in the actual SB5 melter exhaust will be even lower than 6% of the total mercury fed, while that of elemental mercury is likely to be greater than 90%. The homogeneous oxidation of mercury in the off-gas was deemed to be of primary importance based on the postulation that mercury and other volatile salts form submicron sized aerosols upon condensation and thus remain largely in the gas stream downstream of the quencher where they can deposit in the off-gas lines, Steam-Atomized Scrubbers (SAS), and High-Efficiency Mist Eliminator (HEME). Formation of these submicron semi-volatile salts in the condensate liquid is considered to be unlikely, so the liquid phase reactions were considered to be less important. However, subsequent oxidation of mercury in the liquid phase in the off-gas system was examined in a simplified model of the off-gas condensate. It was found that the condensate chemistry was consistent with further oxidation of elemental mercury to Hg{sub 2}Cl{sub 2} and conversion of HgO to chlorides. The results were consistent with the available experimental data. It should also be noted that the model predictions presented in this report do not include any physically entrained solids, which typically account for much of the off-gas carryover on a mass basis. The high elemental mercury vapor content predicted at the DWPF Quencher inlet means that physically entrained solids could provide the necessary surface onto which elemental mercury vapor could condense, thereby coating the solids as well as the internal surfaces of the off-gas system with mercury. Clearly, there are many process benefits to be gained by removing the steam-stripping step from the CPC c

Zamecnik, J.; Choi, A.

2010-08-18

100

Avoiding Carbon Bed Hot Spots in Thermal Process Off-Gas Systems  

SciTech Connect

Mercury has had various uses in nuclear fuel reprocessing and other nuclear processes, and so is often present in radioactive and mixed (radioactive and hazardous) wastes. Test programs performed in recent years have shown that mercury in off-gas streams from processes that treat radioactive wastes can be controlled using fixed beds of activated sulfur-impregnated carbon, to levels low enough to comply with air emission regulations such as the Hazardous Waste Combustor (HWC) Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards. Carbon bed hot spots or fires have occurred several times during these tests, and also during a remediation of tanks that contained mixed waste. Hot spots occur when localized areas in a carbon bed become heated to temperatures where oxidation occurs. This heating typically occurs due to heat of absoption of gas species onto the carbon, but it can also be caused through external means such as external heaters used to heat the carbon bed vessel. Hot spots, if not promptly mitigated, can grow into bed fires. Carbon bed hot spots and fires must be avoided in processes that treat radioactive and mixed waste. Hot spots are detected by (a) monitoring in-bed and bed outlet gas temperatures, and (b) more important, monitoring of bed outlet gas CO concentrations. Hot spots are mitigated by (a) designing for appropriate in-bed gas velocity, for avoiding gas flow maldistribution, and for sufficient but not excessive bed depth, (b) appropriate monitoring and control of gas and bed temperatures and compositions, and (c) prompt implementation of corrective actions if bed hot spots are detected. Corrective actions must be implemented quickly if bed hot spots are detected, using a graded approach and sequence starting with corrective actions that are simple, quick, cause the least impact to the process, and are easiest to recover from.

Nick Soelberg; Joe Enneking

2011-05-01

101

Demonstration of a steam jet scrubber off-gas system and the burner efficiency of a mixed waste incinerator facility  

SciTech Connect

A full-scale incinerator system, the Consolidated Incineration Facility (CIF), is being designed to process solid and liquid low-level radioactive, mixed, and RCRA hazardous waste. This facility will consist of a rotary kiln, secondary combustion chamber (SCC), and a wet off-gas system. A prototype steam jet scrubber off-gas system has been tested to verify design assumptions for the CIF. The scrubber wastewater will be immobilized in a cement matrix after the blowdown has been concentrated to a maximum solids concentration in a cross-flow filtration system. A sintered metal inertial filter system has been successfully tested. Burner efficiency was tested in a high intensity vortex burner, which destroyed the hazardous waste streams tested.

Holmes, H; Charlesworth, D L

1988-01-01

102

Investigation of the combined adsorption of krypton, xenon, and water vapor of the off-gas of atomic power stations  

Microsoft Academic Search

A radiochromatogra phic system of purifying the off-gas from the short-lived krypton, xenon, and iodine nuclides is presently used in Russian atomic power stations and in foreign atomic power stations equipped with the aid of the USSR. The basic elements of the system are filter-adsorbers filled with activated carbon and a drying unit [1-3]. Dynamic adsorption and radioactive decay in

I. E. Nakhutin; D. V. Ochkin; S. A. Tret'yak

1980-01-01

103

FLOWSHEET EVALUATION FOR THE DISSOLVING AND NEUTRALIZATION OF SODIUM REACTOR EXPERIMENT USED NUCLEAR FUEL  

SciTech Connect

This report includes the literature review, hydrogen off-gas calculations, and hydrogen generation tests to determine that H-Canyon can safely dissolve the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE; thorium fuel), Ford Nuclear Reactor (FNR; aluminum alloy fuel), and Denmark Reactor (DR-3; silicide fuel, aluminum alloy fuel, and aluminum oxide fuel) assemblies in the L-Bundles with respect to the hydrogen levels in the projected peak off-gas rates. This is provided that the number of L-Bundles charged to the dissolver is controlled. Examination of SRE dissolution for potential issues has aided in predicting the optimal batching scenario. The calculations detailed in this report demonstrate that the FNR, SRE, and DR-3 used nuclear fuel (UNF) are bounded by MURR UNF and may be charged using the controls outlined for MURR dissolution in a prior report.

Daniel, W. E.; Hansen, E. K.; Shehee, T. C.

2012-10-30

104

Formation of the ZnFe2O4 phase in an electric arc furnace off-gas treatment system.  

PubMed

To better understand the phenomena of ZnFe2O4 spinel formation in electric arc furnace dust, the dust was characterized with particle size analysis, X-ray fluorescence (XRF), electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), and electron probe micro-analysis (EPMA). Different ZnFe2O4 formation reaction extents were observed for iron oxide particles with different particle sizes. ZnO particles were present as both individual particles and aggregated on the surface of larger particles. Also, the slag particles found in the off-gas were shown not to react with the zinc vapor. After confirming the presence of a ZnFe2O4 formation reaction, the thermodynamic feasibility of in-process separation - a new electric arc furnace dust treatment technology - was reevaluated. The large air intake and the presence of iron oxide particles in the off-gas were included into the thermodynamic calculations. The formation of the stable ZnFe2O4 spinel phase was shown to be thermodynamically favorable in current electric arc furnace off-gas ducts conditions even before reaching the post combustion chamber. PMID:25646901

Suetens, T; Guo, M; Van Acker, K; Blanpain, B

2015-04-28

105

Structure-property relationship of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and physisorbed off-gas radionuclides.  

SciTech Connect

We report on the host-guest interactions between metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with various profiles and highly polarizable molecules (iodine), with emphasis on identifying preferential sorption sites in these systems. Radioactive iodine 129I, along with other volatile radionuclides (3H, 14C, Xe and Kr), represents a relevant component in the off-gas resulted during nuclear fuel reprocessing. Due to its very long half-life, 15.7 x 106 years, and potential health risks in humans, its efficient capture and long-term storage is of great importance. The leading iodine capture technology to date is based on trapping iodine in silver-exchanged mordenite. Our interests are directed towards improving existent capturing technologies, along with developing novel materials and alternative waste forms. Herein we report the first study that systematically monitors iodine loading onto MOFs, an emerging new class of porous solid-state materials. In this context, MOFs are of particular interest as: (i) they serve as ideal high capacity storage media, (ii) they hold potential for the selective adsorption from complex streams, due to their high versatility and tunability. This work highlights studies on both newly developed in our lab, and known highly porous MOFs that all possess distinct characteristics (specific surface area, pore volume, pore size, and dimension of the window access to the pore). The materials were loaded to saturation, where elemental iodine was introduced from solution, as well as from vapor phase. Uptakes in the range of {approx}125-150 wt% I2 sorbed were achieved, indicating that these materials outperform all other solid adsorbents to date in terms of overall capacity. Additionally, the loaded materials can be efficiently encapsulated in stable waste forms, including as low temperature sintering glasses. Ongoing studies are focused on gathering qualitative information with respect to localizing the physisorbed iodine molecules within the frameworks: X-ray single-crystal analyses, in conjunction with high pressure differential pair distribution function (d-PDF) studies aimed to identify preferential sites in the pores, and improve MOFs robustness. Furthermore, durability studies on the iodine loaded MOFs and subsequent waste forms include thermal analyses, SEM/EDS elemental mapping, and leach-durability testing. We anticipate for this in-depth analysis to further aid the design of advanced materials, capable to address major hallmarks: safe capture, stability and durability over extended timeframes.

Nenoff, Tina Maria; Chupas, Peter J. (Argonne National Laboratory); Garino, Terry J.; Rodriguez, Mark Andrew; Chapman, Karena W. (Argonne National Laboratory); Sava, Dorina Florentina

2010-11-01

106

Distributions of 14 elements on 60 selected absorbers from two simulant solutions (acid-dissolved sludge and alkaline supernate) for Hanford HLW Tank 102-SY  

SciTech Connect

Sixty commercially available or experimental absorber materials were evaluated for partitioning high-level radioactive waste. These absorbers included cation and anion exchange resins, inorganic exchangers, composite absorbers, and a series of liquid extractants sorbed on porous support-beads. The distributions of 14 elements onto each absorber were measured from simulated solutions that represent acid-dissolved sludge and alkaline supernate solutions from Hanford high-level waste (HLW) Tank 102-SY. The selected elements, which represent fission products (Ce, Cs, Sr, Tc, and Y); actinides (U, Pu, and Am); and matrix elements (Cr, Co, Fe, Mn, Zn, and Zr), were traced by radionuclides and assayed by gamma spectrometry. Distribution coefficients for each of the 1680 element/absorber/solution combinations were measured for dynamic contact periods of 30 min, 2 h, and 6 h to provide sorption kinetics information for the specified elements from these complex media. More than 5000 measured distribution coefficients are tabulated.

Marsh, S.F.; Svitra, Z.V.; Bowen, S.M.

1993-10-01

107

Process system evaluation-consolidated letters. Volume 1. Alternatives for the off-gas treatment system for the low-level waste vitrification process  

SciTech Connect

This report provides an evaluation of alternatives for treating off-gas from the low-level waste (LLW) melter. The study used expertise obtained from the commercial nonradioactive off-gas treatment industry. It was assumed that contact maintenance is possible, although the subsequent risk to maintenance personnel was qualitatively considered in selecting equipment. Some adaptations to the alternatives described may be required, depending on the extent of contact maintenance that can be achieved. This evaluation identified key issues for the off-gas system design. To provide background information, technology reviews were assembled for various classifications of off-gas treatment equipment, including off-gas cooling, particulate control, acid gas control, mist elimination, NO{sub x} reduction, and SO{sub 2} removal. An order-of-magnitude cost estimate for one of the off-gas systems considered is provided using both the off-gas characteristics associated with the Joule-heated and combustion-fired melters. The key issues identified and a description of the preferred off-gas system options are provided below. Five candidate treatment systems were evaluated. All of the systems are appropriate for the different melting/feed preparations currently being considered. The lowest technical risk is achieved using option 1, which is similar to designs for high-level waste (HLW) vitrification in the Hanford Waste Vitrification Project (HWVP) and the West Valley. Demonstration Project. Option 1 uses a film cooler, submerged bed scrubber (SBS), and high-efficiency mist eliminator (HEME) prior to NO{sub x} reduction and high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration. However, several advantages were identified for option 2, which uses high-temperature filtration. Based on the evaluation, option 2 was identified as the preferred alternative. The characteristics of this option are described below.

Peurrung, L.M.; Deforest, T.J; Richards, J.R.

1996-03-01

108

Simulating unsteady transport of nitrogen, biochemical oxygen demand, and dissolved oxygen in the Chattahoochee River downstream from Atlanta, Georgia  

USGS Publications Warehouse

As part of an intensive water-quality assessment of the Chattahoochee River, repetitive water-quality measurements were made at 12 sites along a 69-kilometer reach of the river downstream of Atlanta, Georgia. Concentrations of seven constituents (temperature, dissolved oxygen, ultimate carbonaceous biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), organic nitrogen, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate) were obtained during two periods of 36 hours, one starting on August 30, 1976, and the other starting on May 31, 1977. The study reach contains one large and several small sewage outfalls and receives the cooling water from two large powerplants. An unsteady water-quality model of the Lagrangian type was calibrated using the 1977 data and verified using the 1976 data. The model provided a good means of interpreting these data even though both the flow and the pollution loading rates were highly unsteady. A kinetic model of the cascade type accurately described the physical and biochemical processes occurring in the river. All rate coefficients, except reaeration coefficients and those describing the resuspension of BOD, were fitted to the 1977 data and verified using the 1976 data. The study showed that, at steady low flow, about 38 percent of the BOD settled without exerting an oxygen demand. At high flow, this settled BOD was resuspended and exerted an immediate oxygen demand. About 70 percent of the ammonia extracted from the water column was converted to nitrite, but the fate of the remaining 30 percent is unknown. Photosynthetic production was not an important factor in the oxygen balance during either run.

Jobson, Harvey E.

1985-01-01

109

Novel synthesis of bismuth-based adsorbents for the removal of 129I in off-gas  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

New adsorbents based on bismuth were investigated for the capture of iodine-129 (129I) in off-gas produced from spent fuel reprocessing. Porous bulky materials were synthesized with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) as a sacrificial template. Our findings showed that the iodine trapping capacity of as-synthesized samples could reach 1.9-fold that of commercial silver-exchanged zeolite (AgX). The thermodynamic stability of the reaction products explains the high removal efficiency of iodine. We also found that the pore volume of each sample was closely related to the ratio of the reaction products.

Yang, Jae Hwan; Shin, Jin Myeong; Park, Jang Jin; Park, Geun Il; Yim, Man Sung

2015-02-01

110

Development of mathematical model for simulating biosorption of dissolved metals on Bacillus drentensis immobilized in biocarrier beads  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Biocarrier beads with dead biomass, Bacillus drentensis, immobilized in polymer polysulfone were synthesized to remove heavy metals from wastewater. To identify the sorption mechanisms and theoretical nature of underlying processes, a series of batch experiments were carried out and a mathematical model was developed to quantify the biosorption of Pb(II) and Cu(II) by the biocarrier beads. A series of mass balance equations for representing mass transfer of metal sorbents in a biocarrier beads and surrounding solution were established and solved using a finite difference method. Major model parameters such as external mass transfer coefficient and maximum sorption capacity, etc. were determined from pseudo-first and second-order kinetic models and Langmuir isotherm model based on kinetic and equilibrium experimental measurements. The model simulation displays reasonable representations of experimental data and implied that the proposed model can be applied to quantitative analysis on biosorption mechanisms by porous granular beads. The simulation results also confirms that the biosorption of heavy metal by the biocarrier beads largely depended on surface adsorption.

Nam, J.; Wang, S.; Lee, M.

2012-12-01

111

Dissolved Oxygen Protocol  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The purpose of this resource is to measure the amount of oxygen dissolved in water. Students use a dissolved oxygen kit or meter to measure the dissolved oxygen in the water at their hydrology site. The exact procedure depends on the instructions in the dissolved oxygen kit or meter used. The meter requires calibration before use.

The GLOBE Program, UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)

2003-08-01

112

Chemistry Review: Dissolving  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource clearly defines and summarizes all the aspects of the dissolving of liquids, with detailed examples of different substances dissolving together. There are videos that show dissolving examples, as well as models that show substances at their molecular level. The chemical make-up of substances such as water and oil are included to better understand the dissolving process and to learn which substances dissolve and which ones do not.

James Kessler

2010-01-01

113

Culture of Escherichia coli under dissolved oxygen gradients simulated in a two-compartment scale-down system: metabolic response and production of recombinant protein.  

PubMed

A significant problem of large-scale cultures, but scarcely studied for recombinant E. coli, is the presence of gradients in dissolved oxygen tension (DOT). In this study, the effect of DOT gradients on the metabolic response of E. coli and production of recombinant pre-proinsulin, accumulated as inclusion bodies, was determined. DOT gradients were simulated in a two-compartment scale-down system consisting of two interconnected stirred-tank bioreactors, one maintained at anoxic conditions and the other at a DOT of at least 6%. Cells were continuously circulated between both vessels to simulate circulation times (tc) of 20, 50, 90, and 180 sec. A complete kinetic and stoichiometric characterization was performed in the scale-down system as well as in control cultures maintained at constant DOT in the range of 0-20%. The performance of E. coli cultured under oscillating DOT was significantly affected, even at a tc of 20 sec corresponding to transient exposures of only 13.3 sec to anaerobic conditions. Specific growth rate decreased linearly with tc to a maximum reduction of 30% at the highest tc tested. The negative effect of DOT gradients was even more pronounced for the overall biomass yield on glucose and the maximum concentration and yield of pre-proinsulin. In these cases, the losses were 9%, 27%, and 20%, respectively, at tc of 20 sec and 65%, 94%, and 87%, respectively, at tc of 180 sec. Acetic, lactic, formic, and succinic acids accumulated during oscillatory DOT cultures, indicating that deviation of carbon flow to anaerobic metabolism was responsible for the observed losses. The results of this study indicate that even very short exposures to anaerobic conditions, typical of large-scale operations, can substantially reduce recombinant protein productivity. The information presented here is useful for establishing improved rational scale-up strategies and understanding the behavior of recombinant E. coli exposed to DOT gradients. PMID:15609273

Sandoval-Basurto, Edgar A; Gosset, Guillermo; Bolívar, Francisco; Ramírez, Octavio T

2005-02-20

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DEVELOPMENT OF A HYDROGEN MORDENITE SORBENT FOR THE CAPTURE OF KRYPTON FROM USED NUCLEAR FUEL REPROCESSING OFF-GAS STREAMS  

SciTech Connect

A novel new sorbent for the separation of krypton from off-gas streams resulting from the reprocessing of used nuclear fuel has been developed and evaluated. A hydrogen mordenite powder was successfully incorporated into a macroporous polymer binder and formed into spherical beads. The engineered form sorbent retained the characteristic surface area and microporosity indicative of mordenite powder. The sorbent was evaluated for krypton adsorption capacities utilizing thermal swing operations achieving capacities of 100 mmol of krypton per kilogram of sorbent at a temperature of 191 K. A krypton adsorption isotherm was also obtained at 191 K with varying krypton feed gas concentrations. Adsorption/desorption cycling effects were also evaluated with results indicating that the sorbent experienced no decrease in krypton capacity throughout testing.

Mitchell Greenhalgh; Troy G. Garn; Jack D. Law

2014-04-01

115

Low-Level waste phase 1 melter testing off gas and mass balance evaluation  

SciTech Connect

Commercially available melter technologies were tested during 1994-95 as part of a multiphase program to test candidate technologies for vitrification of the low-level waste (LLW) stream to be derived from retrieval and pretreatment of Hanford Site tank wastes. Seven vendors were selected for Phase 1 testing to demonstrate vitrification of a high sodium content liquid LLW simulant. The tested melter technologies included four Joule-heated melters, a carbon electrode melter, a combustion melter, and a plasma melter. Various dry and slurry melter feed preparation processes were also tested. Various feed material samples, product glass samples, and process offgas streams were characterized to provide data for evaluation of process decontamination factors and material mass balances for each vitrification technology. This report describes the melter mass balance evaluations and results for six of the Phase 1 LLW melter vendor demonstration tests.

Wilson, C.N.

1996-06-28

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The development of an industrial-scale fed-batch fermentation simulation.  

PubMed

This paper describes a simulation of an industrial-scale fed-batch fermentation that can be used as a benchmark in process systems analysis and control studies. The simulation was developed using a mechanistic model and validated using historical data collected from an industrial-scale penicillin fermentation process. Each batch was carried out in a 100,000 L bioreactor that used an industrial strain of Penicillium chrysogenum. The manipulated variables recorded during each batch were used as inputs to the simulator and the predicted outputs were then compared with the on-line and off-line measurements recorded in the real process. The simulator adapted a previously published structured model to describe the penicillin fermentation and extended it to include the main environmental effects of dissolved oxygen, viscosity, temperature, pH and dissolved carbon dioxide. In addition the effects of nitrogen and phenylacetic acid concentrations on the biomass and penicillin production rates were also included. The simulated model predictions of all the on-line and off-line process measurements, including the off-gas analysis, were in good agreement with the batch records. The simulator and industrial process data are available to download at www.industrialpenicillinsimulation.com and can be used to evaluate, study and improve on the current control strategy implemented on this facility. PMID:25449107

Goldrick, Stephen; ?tefan, Andrei; Lovett, David; Montague, Gary; Lennox, Barry

2015-01-10

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Off-Gas Generation Rate during Chemical Cleaning Operations at the Savannah River Site - 12499  

SciTech Connect

The enhanced chemical cleaning process (ECC) is being developed at the Savannah River Site (SRS) to remove the residual radioactive sludge heel that remains in a liquid waste storage tank. Oxalic acid is the chemical agent utilized for this purpose. However, the acid also corrodes the carbon steel tank wall and cooling coils. If the oxalic acid has little interaction with the sludge, hydrogen gas could conceivably evolve at cathodic areas due to the corrosion of the carbon steel. Scenarios where hydrogen evolution could occur during ECC include the initial filling of the tank prior to agitation and near the end of the process when there is little or no sludge present. The purpose of this activity was to provide a bounding estimate for the hydrogen generation rate during the ECC process. Sealed vessel coupon tests were performed to estimate the hydrogen generation rate due to corrosion of carbon steel by oxalic acid. These tests determined the maximum instantaneous hydrogen generation rate, the rate at which the generation rate decays, and the total hydrogen generated. The tests were performed with polished ASTM A285 Grade C carbon steel coupons. This steel is representative of the Type I and II waste tanks at SRS. Bounding conditions were determined for the solution environment. The oxalic acid concentration was 2.5 wt.% and the test temperature was 75 deg. C. The test solution was agitated and contained no sludge simulant. Duplicate tests were performed and showed excellent reproducibility for the hydrogen generation rate and total hydrogen generated. The results showed that the hydrogen generation rate was initially high, but decayed rapidly within a couple of days. A statistical model was developed to predict the instantaneous hydrogen generation rate as a function of exposure time by combining both sets of data. An upper bound on the maximum hydrogen generation rate was determined from the upper 95% confidence limit. The upper bound limit on the maximum instantaneous generation rate at 5 hours was 6.1 x 10{sup -5} m{sup 3}/m{sup 2}/minute. After two and five days the upper bound limit decayed to 7.9 x 10{sup -6} and 1.3 x 10{sup -6} m{sup 3}/m{sup 2}/minute, respectively. The total volume of hydrogen gas generated during the test was calculated from the model equation. An upper bound on the total gas generated was determined from the upper 95% confidence limit. The upper bound limit on the total hydrogen generated during the 163 hour test was 0.101 m{sup 3}/m{sup 2}. Corrosion rates were determined from the coupon tests and also calculated from the measured hydrogen generation rates. Excellent agreement was achieved between the time averaged corrosion rate calculated from the hydrogen generation rates and the corrosion rates determined from the coupon tests. The corrosion rates were on the order of 0.45 mmpy. Good agreement was also observed between the maximum instantaneous corrosion rate as calculated from the hydrogen generation rate and the corrosion rate determined by previous electrochemical tests. (authors)

Wiersma, Bruce J. [Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC 29808 (United States); Subramanian, Karthik H.; Ketusky, Edward T. [Savannah River Remediation, Aiken, SC 29808 (United States)

2012-07-01

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Novel Sorbent Development and Evaluation for the Capture of Krypton and Xenon from Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Off-Gas Streams  

SciTech Connect

The release of volatile radionuclides generated during Used Nuclear Fuel reprocessing in the US will most certainly need to be controlled to meet US regulatory emission limits. A US DOE sponsored Off-Gas Sigma Team has been tasked with a multi-lab collaborative research and development effort to investigate and evaluate emissions and immobilization control technologies for the volatile radioactive species generated from commercial Used Nuclear Fuel (UNF) Reprocessing. Physical Adsorption technology is a simpler and potential economical alternative to cryogenic distillation processes that can be used for the capture of krypton and xenon and has resulted in a novel composite sorbent development procedure using synthesized mordenite as the active material. Utilizing the sorbent development procedure, INL sigma team members have developed two composite sorbents that have been evaluated for krypton and xenon capacities at ambient and 191 K temperature using numerous test gas compositions. Adsorption isotherms have been generated to predict equilibration and maximum capacities enabling modeling to support process equipment scale-up.

Troy G. Garn; Mitchell R. Greenhalgh; Jack D. Law

2013-09-01

119

Novel sorbent development and evaluation for the capture of krypton and xenon from nuclear fuel reprocessing off-gas stream  

SciTech Connect

The release of volatile radionuclides generated during Used Nuclear Fuel reprocessing in the US will most certainly need to be controlled to meet US regulatory emission limits. A US DOE sponsored Off-Gas Sigma Team has been tasked with a multi-lab collaborative research and development effort to investigate and evaluate emissions and immobilization control technologies for the volatile radioactive species generated from commercial Used Nuclear Fuel (UNF) Reprocessing. Physical Adsorption technology is a simpler and potential economical alternative to cryogenic distillation processes that can be used for the capture of krypton and xenon and has resulted in a novel composite sorbent development procedure using synthesized mordenite as the active material. Utilizing the sorbent development procedure, Idaho National Laboratory sigma team members have developed two composite sorbents that have been evaluated for krypton and xenon capacities at ambient and 191 K temperature using numerous test gas compositions. Adsorption isotherms have been generated to predict equilibration and maximum capacities enabling modeling to support process equipment scale-up. (authors)

Garn, T.G.; Greenhalgh, M.R.; Law, J.D. [Idaho National Laboratory, 1625 N. Fremont Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83415 (United States)

2013-07-01

120

Novel Sorbent Development and Evaluation for the Capture of Krypton and Xenon from Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Off-Gas Streams  

SciTech Connect

The release of volatile radionuclides generated during Used Nuclear Fuel reprocessing in the US will most certainly need to be controlled to meet US regulatory emission limits. A US DOE sponsored Off-Gas Sigma Team has been tasked with a multi-lab collaborative research and development effort to investigate and evaluate emissions and immobilization control technologies for the volatile radioactive species generated from commercial Used Nuclear Fuel (UNF) Reprocessing. Physical Adsorption technology is a simpler and potential economical alternative to cryogenic distillation processes that can be used for the capture of krypton and xenon and has resulted in a novel composite sorbent development procedure using synthesized mordenite as the active material. Utilizing the sorbent development procedure, INL sigma team members have developed two composite sorbents that have been evaluated for krypton and xenon capacities at ambient and 191 K temperature using numerous test gas compositions. Adsorption isotherms have been generated to predict equilibration and maximum capacities enabling modeling to support process equipment scale-up.

Troy G. Garn; Mitchell R. Greenhalgh; Jack D. Law

2013-10-01

121

Negative surface ionization mass spectrometry for real-time monitoring of iodine molecules in process off-gas  

SciTech Connect

Negative surface ionization mass spectrometry is being developed for continuous measurement of iodine found in the atmospheric environment as a result of nuclear fuel reprocessing. Studies have been made on a series of low work function surface materials (CaCO[sub 3]-SrCO[sub 3]-CaCO[sub 3], BaCO[sub 3]-SrCO[sub 3], LaB[sub 6]) with the intent of developing improved methods for iodine analysis, particularly at the environmental level (ppb concentration range). The results demonstrate the feasibility of performing real-time measurements of the trace amount of iodine encountered in process off-gas by use of a CaCO[sub 3]-SrCO[sub 3]-CaCO[sub 3]-coated rhenium filament emitter. This emitter surface with thermoelectronic work function [phi] at 2.0 eV gives 37.5 times greater sensitivity than the established LaB[sub 6] emitter for iodine analysis. 22 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

Kishi, Hiroshi (Oyama National College of Technology (Japan)); Fujii, Toshihiro (National Inst. for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba (Japan))

1994-12-15

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TREATMENT TANK OFF-GAS TESTING FOR THE ENHANCED CHEMICAL CLEANING PROCESS  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this activity was to provide a bounding estimate of the volume of hydrogen gas generated during Enhanced Chemical Cleaning (ECC) of residual sludge remaining in a Type I or Type II treatment tank as well as to provide results independent of the sludge volume in the waste tank to be cleaned. Previous testing to support Chemical Cleaning was based on a 20:1 oxalic acid to sludge ratio. Hydrogen gas evolution is the primary safety concern. Sealed vessel coupon tests were performed to estimate the hydrogen generation rate due to corrosion of carbon steel by 2.5 wt.% oxalic acid. These tests determined the maximum instantaneous hydrogen generation rate, the rate at which the generation rate decays, and the total hydrogen generated. These values were quantified based on a small scale methodology similar to the one described in WSRC-STI-2007-00209, Rev. 0. The measured rates support identified Safety Class functions. The tests were performed with ASTM A285 Grade C carbon steel coupons. Bounding conditions were determined for the solution environment. The oxalic acid concentration was 2.5 wt.% and the test temperature was 75 C. The test solution was agitated and contained no sludge simulant. Duplicate tests were performed and showed excellent reproducibility for the hydrogen generation rate and total hydrogen generated. The results showed that the hydrogen generation rate was initially high, but decayed rapidly within a couple of days. A statistical model was developed to predict the instantaneous hydrogen generation rate as a function of exposure time by combining both sets of data. An upper bound on the maximum hydrogen generation rate was determined from the upper 95% confidence limit. The upper bound confidence limit for the hydrogen generation rate is represented by the following equation. ln (G{sub v}) = -8.22-0.0584 t + 0.0002 t{sup 2}. This equation should be utilized to estimate the instantaneous hydrogen generation rate per unit surface area, G{sub v}, at a given time, t. The units for G{sub v} and t are ft{sup 3}/ft{sup 2}/min and hours, respectively. The total volume of hydrogen gas generated during the test was calculated from the model equation. An upper bound on the total gas generated was determined from the upper 95% confidence limit. The upper bound limit on the total hydrogen generated during the 163 hour test was 0.332 ft{sup 3}/ft{sup 2}. The maximum instantaneous hydrogen generation rate for this scenario is greater than that previously measured in the 8 wt.% oxalic acid tests due to both the absence of sludge in the test (i.e., greater than 20:1 ratio of acid to sludge) and the use of polished coupons (vs. mill scale coupons). However, due to passivation of the carbon steel surface, the corrosion rate decays by an order of magnitude within the first three days of exposure such that the instantaneous hydrogen generation rates are less than that previously measure in the 8 wt.% oxalic acid tests. While the results of these tests are bounding, the conditions used in this study may not be representative of the ECC flowsheet, and the applicability of these results to the flowsheet should be evaluated for the following reasons: (1) The absence of sludge results in higher instantaneous hydrogen generation rates than when the sludge is present; and (2) Polished coupons do not represent the condition of the carbon steel interior of the tank, which are covered with mill scale. Based on lower instantaneous corrosion rates measured on mill scale coupons exposed to oxalic acid, lower instantaneous hydrogen generation rates are expected for the tank interior than measured on the polished coupons. Corrosion rates were determined from the coupon tests and also calculated from the measured hydrogen generation rates. Excellent agreement was achieved between the time averaged corrosion rate calculated from the hydrogen generation rates and the corrosion rates determined from the coupon tests. The corrosion rates were on the order of 18 to 28 mpy. Good agreement was also observed between the maximum instantaneo

Wiersma, B.

2011-08-29

123

AFCI Coupled End-to-End Research,Development and Demonstration Project: Integrated Off-gas Treatment System Design and Initial Performance - 9226  

SciTech Connect

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is conducting a complete, coupled end-to-end (CETE) demonstration of advanced nuclear fuel reprocessing to support the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative. This small-scale reprocessing operation provides a unique opportunity to test integrated off-gas treatment systems designed to recover the primary volatile fission and activation products (H-3, C-14, Kr-85, and I-139) released from the spent nuclear fuel (SNF). The CETE project will demonstrate an advanced head-end process, referred to as voloxidation, designed to condition the SNF, separate the SNF from the cladding, and release tritium contained in the fuel matrix. The off-gas from the dry voloxidation process as well as from the more traditional fuel dissolution process will be treated separately and the volatile components recovered. This paper provides descriptions of the off-gas treatment systems for both the voloxidation process and for the fuel dissolution process and provides preliminary results from the initial CETE processing runs. Impacts of processing parameters on the relative quantities of volatile components released and recovery efficiencies are evaluated.

Jubin, Robert Thomas [ORNL] [ORNL; Patton, Bradley D [ORNL] [ORNL; Ramey, Dan W [ORNL] [ORNL; Spencer, Barry B [ORNL] [ORNL

2009-01-01

124

Dissolving Salts in Water  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this interactive activity adapted from Iowa State University, design and carry out an experiment: dissolve salts in water, see how different ionic compounds produce different reactions, and observe the resulting changes in temperature.

2007-08-09

125

Pill Dissolving Demo  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In a class demonstration, the teacher places different pill types ("chalk" pill, gel pill, and gel tablet) into separate glass beakers of vinegar, representing human stomach acid. After 20-30 minutes, the pills dissolve. Students observe which dissolve the fastest, and discuss the remnants of the various pills. What they learn contributes to their ongoing objective to answer the challenge question presented in lesson 1 of this unit.

VU Bioengineering RET Program,

126

Temperature Affects Dissolving  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity will compare how well cocoa mix dissolves in cold and hot water. They will see that cocoa mix dissolves much better in hot water. There is a downloadable activity sheet that will be very helpful to educators, and will help students stay on track. An assessment sheet is also available on the activity page to keep track of students progress. There is also a step by step guide as to how to perform the experiment, and how to introduce it t the students.

James Kessler

2010-01-01

127

Dissolved Oxygen Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of the most important measures of the health of the stream is the level of dissolved oxygen (DO) in the water. Oxygen (O2) dissolves in water through the mixing of the water surface with the atmosphere. The oxygen is used by fish and other animals in the water to "breath" through their gills or other respiratory systems and by plants. If the levels fall too low, many species of fish, macroinvertebrates, and plants cannot survive. At very low levels of oxygen, the stream becomes "septic" and smells rotten because low oxygen sulfur bacteria begin to dominate.

Steve Gordon

128

Dissolved Oxygen Model  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of the most important measures of the health of the stream is the level of dissolved oxygen (DO) in the water. Oxygen (O2) dissolves in water through the mixing of the water surface with the atmosphere. The oxygen is used by fish and other animals in the water to "breath" through their gills or other respiratory systems and by plants. If the levels fall too low, many species of fish, macroinvertebrates, and plants cannot survive. At very low levels of oxygen, the stream becomes "septic" and smells rotten because low oxygen sulfur bacteria begin to dominate.

Steve Gordon

129

Real-time monitoring of shake flask fermentation and off gas using triple disposable noninvasive optical sensors.  

PubMed

Bioprocess development is a data-driven process requiring a large number of experiments to be conducted under varying conditions. Small-scale upstream bioprocess development is often performed in shake flasks because they are inexpensive and can be operated in parallel. However, shake flasks are often not equipped to accurately monitor critical process parameters such as pH, dissolved oxygen, and CO2 concentrations. Therefore, there is no definitive information on oxygen supply of growing cells, CO2 formation, and pH changes. Here we describe several shake flask fermentations where all three parameters are monitored by disposable noninvasive optical sensors. The sensitive element of these sensors is a thin, luminescent patch affixed inside the flask. Small electronic devices for excitation and fluorescence detection are positioned outside the shake flask for noninvasive monitoring. By measuring the process parameters throughout the course of the E. coli fermentations, we obtain information that is not routinely available in shake flask fermentations. For example, for cultures with only a few millimeters liquid depth, oxygen limitation can occur at relatively low agitation speeds. Under certain conditions oscillations in dissolved oxygen can occur. An increase in shaker speed and a decrease in culture volume can increase the oxygen availability and reduce the duration of oxygen limitation. PMID:22323391

Ge, Xudong; Rao, Govind

2012-01-01

130

Dissolved Organic Matter  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dissolved organic matter (DOM) is defined as the organic matter fraction in solution that passes through a 0.45 ?m filter. Although DOM is ubiquitous in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, it represents only a small proportion of the total organic matter in soil. However, DOM, being the most mobile and actively cycling organic matter fraction, influences a spectrum of biogeochemical processes

Nanthi S. Bolan; Domy C. Adriano; Anitha Kunhikrishnan; Trevor James; Richard McDowell; Nicola Senesi

2011-01-01

131

Utilization of LOTUS computer program for rotary kiln, secondary combustion chamber and off-gas system design for a mixed and LLW incinerator  

SciTech Connect

This paper discusses the advantages of the LOTUS 1-2-3 spreadsheet as used in the design of an incineration facility. The program is used to calculate material and energy balances, excess air requirements, and temperature control requirements. The flexibility of the LOTUS system in exploring a variety of design scenarios is discussed. The spreadsheet models a rotary kiln which burns solids and liquids and a secondary combustion chamber which burns liquids. The incineration facility uses a wet scrubbing off-gas system for particulates and acid gas removal and control. The computer program is extremely useful for calculating excess air and fuel oil requirements for incineration system temperature control and for determining off-gas system flow rates. The single most important factor is that once all the chemical equations for all wastes to be fired have been developed and the spreadsheet set up, any number of cases may be evaluated. This is essential to compare the effects of feed components on flue gas volume, quantities of acid gases and metal oxides generated, and particulate loading, all of which affect the proper sizing, selection and cost of equipment.

Sanders, N.; Voshell, M.E.

1987-04-01

132

A global model of the marine ecosystem for long-term simulations: Sensitivity to ocean mixing, buoyancy forcing, particle sinking, and dissolved organic matter cycling  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new model of the marine ecosystem coupled into a global Earth System Climate Model suitable for long-term (multimillennial timescale) simulations is presented. The model is based on nitrate as the sole limiting nutrient. Prognostic equations for nutrients, phytoplankton, zooplankton, and detritus are solved online in the three-dimensional ocean circulation model component. Experiments with different parameterizations of vertical mixing, including

A. Schmittner; A. Oschlies; X. Giraud; M. Eby; H. L. Simmons

2005-01-01

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[Reponses of soil total organic carbon and dissolved organic carbon to simulated nitrogen deposition in temperate typical steppe in Inner Mongolia, China].  

PubMed

Based on a field manipulative nitrogen (N) addition experiment, the effects of atmospheric N deposition level change on the contents, inter-annual variation and profile distribution of soil total organic carbon (TOC) and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) were investigated from May, 2008 to October, 2011 in a temperate typical steppe in Inner Mongolia of China, and the relationship between TOC and DOC was also discussed. The treatments in the manipulative experiment included N additions at rates of 0, 5, 10, and 20 g x (m2 x a)(-1), representing the control (CK), low N (LN), medium N (MN), and high N (HN) treatment, respectively. The results indicated that the concentrations of soil TOC and DOC decreased progressively with soil depth in all cases except for the DOC at 10-20 cm depth in individual years. The increase of N input in typical steppe did not change the vertical distribution of soil TOC and DOC, but reduced the vertical variation of TOC and increased the vertical variation of DOC in the surface soil horizon. In addition, the contents of soil TOC and DOC at 0- 10 cm and 10- 20 cm soil layers changed insignificantly after the continuous increase in anthropogenic N input for four years. The soil organic C density of 0-20 cm soil layer for different N treatment levels varied between 3.9 kg x m(-2) and 5.6 kg x m(-2), and the soil organic C densities of fertilized treatments in the first two years were similar to or slightly lower than those of CK, while in the following two years, the increase in N deposition gradually played a positive role in increasing soil organic C density, but the differences in soil TOC and DOC contents between CK and fertilized plots were not significant (P > 0.05). The ratio of soil DOC to TOC (DOC/TOC) varied from 0.32% to 1.09%. The increase in N deposition generally lowered the proportion of DOC in soil TOC, which was conducive to the accumulation of soil organic C. The change of soil DOC was positively correlated with that of TOC (P < 0.01). The temporal variations of soil DOC in different N treatments were all far greater than those of TOC, and the soil DOC was the important sensitive indicator for predicting and evaluating the response of soil C pool to the change in atmospheric N deposition in the temperate grassland ecosystem. PMID:25338382

Qi, Yu-Chun; Peng, Qin; Dong, Yun-She; Xiao, Sheng-Sheng; Sun, Liang-Jie; Liu, Xin-Chao; He, Ya-Ting; Jia, Jun-Qiang; Cao, Cong-Cong

2014-08-01

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A Dissolving Challenge  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, students add objects and substances to carbonated water to discover that added objects also increase the rate dissolved gas comes out of solution. Students are then challenged to make a lemon soda that retains as much carbonation as possible by using carbonated water, sugar, and lemon juice. There is a downloadable activity sheet that will be very helpful to educators, and will help students stay on track. An assessment sheet is also available on the activity page to keep track of students progress. There is also a step by step guide as to how to perform the experiment, and how to introduce it t the students.

James Kessler

2010-01-01

135

Leaching of the residue from the dry off-gas de-dusting and desulfurization process of an iron ore sinter plant  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The residue from a second-stage dry sinter plant off-gas cleaning process contains both the fine dust from the sinter plant and the sorbent used. Recycling of the material that is usually handled by landfills to the sinter plant feed is not possible because of its chloride content. Leaching of the chlorides allow the recycling of remaining solids. The saline leachate produced contains some heavy metals and must be treated before it is discharged into the sea. In laboratory experiments, leaching tests with the subsequent treatment of the leachate were conducted. After the process was optimized, all heavy-metal concentrations were below the permissible values. The optimum treatment conditions for heavy-metal precipitation were observed to be the filtration of the suspended solids followed by the dosing of liquid with lime milk (pH 10) and the subsequent precipitation using sodium sulfide.

Lanzerstorfer, Christof; Xu, Qi; Neuhold, Robert

2015-02-01

136

Tried and True: Inquiry-based dissolving  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This project highlights a dissolving unit that was part of an eighth-grade, semester-long investigation into matter. During the dissolving unit, students explored the concepts of mixture, solution, dissolving, saturation, and conservation of mass. Dissolv

Gregory Benedis-Grab

2009-10-01

137

Influence of pH, inorganic anions, and dissolved organic matter on the photolysis of antimicrobial triclocarban in aqueous systems under simulated sunlight irradiation.  

PubMed

The photolysis of the antimicrobial triclocarban (TCC) in aqueous systems under simulated sunlight irradiation was studied. The effects of several abiotic parameters, including solution pH, initial TCC concentration, presence of natural organic matter, and most common inorganic anions in surface waters, were investigated. The results show that the photolysis of TCC followed pseudo-first-order kinetics. The TCC photolysis rate constant increased with increasing solution pH and decreasing the initial TCC concentration. Compared with the TCC photolysis in pure water, the presence of aqueous bicarbonate, nitrate, humic acids, and its sodium salt decreased the TCC photolysis rate, but fulvic acid increased the TCC photolysis rate. The electron spin resonance and reactive oxygen species scavenging experiments indicated that TCC may undergo two different types of phototransformation reactions: direct photolysis and energy transfer to generate (1)O2. The main degradation products were tentatively identified by gas chromatography interfaced with mass spectrometry (GC-MS), and a possible degradation pathway was also proposed. PMID:25354431

Ding, Shi-Ling; Wang, Xi-Kui; Jiang, Wen-Qiang; Zhao, Ru-Song; Shen, Ting-Ting; Wang, Chen; Wang, Xia

2015-04-01

138

FINAL REPORT DM1200 TESTS WITH AZ 101 HLW SIMULANTS VSL-03R3800-4 REV 0 2/17/04  

SciTech Connect

This report documents melter and off-gas performance results obtained on the DM 1200 HLW Pilot Melter during processing of simulated HLW AZ-101 feed. The principal objectives of the DM1200 melter testing were to determine the achievable glass production rates for simulated HLW AZ-101 feed; determine the effect of bubbling rate and feed solids content on production rate; characterize melter off-gas emissions; characterize the performance of the prototypical off-gas system components as well as their integrated performance; characterize the feed, glass product, and off-gas effluents; and to perform pre- and post-test inspections of system components. The test objectives (including test success criteria), along with how they were met, are outlined in a table.

KRUGER AA; MATLACK KS; BARDAKCI T; D'ANGELO NA; GONG W; KOT WK; PEGG IL

2011-12-29

139

Effects of gas dissolved in water on critical heat loadings  

SciTech Connect

Surveys have been published of data obtained in experiments with outgassed water and with water in which the gas concentration either was not measured at all or else was measured after outgassing with an inadequate accuracy. It is desirable to estimate the size of the difference between the critical heat loadings calculated and the values found by experiment with nearly zero dissolved gas. For this purpose a system is described having a gas and steam volume compensation system for the coolant, as well as a system for simulating and monitoring the dissolved gas. The error in determining the dissolved gas concentration was not more than /plus or minus/5%. 3 refs.

Fisenko, V.; Katkov, Yu.D.; Lastochkin, A.P.; Maksimov, V.I.

1980-05-01

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN ANTIFOAM TRACKING SYSTEM AS AN OPTION TO SUPPORT THE MELTER OFF-GAS FLAMMABILITY CONTROL STRATEGY AT THE DWPF  

SciTech Connect

The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has been working with the Savannah River Remediation (SRR) Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) in the development and implementation of an additional strategy for confidently satisfying the flammability controls for DWPF’s melter operation. An initial strategy for implementing the operational constraints associated with flammability control in DWPF was based upon an analytically determined carbon concentration from antifoam. Due to the conservative error structure associated with the analytical approach, its implementation has significantly reduced the operating window for processing and has led to recurrent Slurry Mix Evaporator (SME) and Melter Feed Tank (MFT) remediation. To address the adverse operating impact of the current implementation strategy, SRR issued a Technical Task Request (TTR) to SRNL requesting the development and documentation of an alternate strategy for evaluating the carbon contribution from antifoam. The proposed strategy presented in this report was developed under the guidance of a Task Technical and Quality Assurance Plan (TTQAP) and involves calculating the carbon concentration from antifoam based upon the actual mass of antifoam added to the process assuming 100% retention. The mass of antifoam in the Additive Mix Feed Tank (AMFT), in the Sludge Receipt and Adjustment Tank (SRAT), and in the SME is tracked by mass balance as part of this strategy. As these quantities are monitored, the random and bias uncertainties affecting their values are also maintained and accounted for. This report documents: 1) the development of an alternate implementation strategy and associated equations describing the carbon concentration from antifoam in each SME batch derived from the actual amount of antifoam introduced into the AMFT, SRAT, and SME during the processing of the batch. 2) the equations and error structure for incorporating the proposed strategy into melter off-gas flammability assessments. Sample calculations of the system are also included in this report. Please note that the system developed and documented in this report is intended as an alternative to the current, analytically-driven system being utilized by DWPF; the proposed system is not intended to eliminate the current system. Also note that the system developed in this report to track antifoam mass in the AMFT, SRAT, and SME will be applicable beyond just Sludge Batch 8. While the model used to determine acceptability of the SME product with respect to melter off-gas flammability controls must be reassessed for each change in sludge batch, the antifoam mass tracking methodology is independent of sludge batch composition and as such will be transferable to future sludge batches.

Edwards, T.; Lambert, D.

2014-08-27

141

Development and Testing of the Advanced CHP System Utilizing the Off-Gas from the Innovative Green Coke Calcining Process in Fluidized Bed  

SciTech Connect

Green petroleum coke (GPC) is an oil refining byproduct that can be used directly as a solid fuel or as a feedstock for the production of calcined petroleum coke. GPC contains a high amount of volatiles and sulfur. During the calcination process, the GPC is heated to remove the volatiles and sulfur to produce purified calcined coke, which is used in the production of graphite, electrodes, metal carburizers, and other carbon products. Currently, more than 80% of calcined coke is produced in rotary kilns or rotary hearth furnaces. These technologies provide partial heat utilization of the calcined coke to increase efficiency of the calcination process, but they also share some operating disadvantages. However, coke calcination in an electrothermal fluidized bed (EFB) opens up a number of potential benefits for the production enhancement, while reducing the capital and operating costs. The increased usage of heavy crude oil in recent years has resulted in higher sulfur content in green coke produced by oil refinery process, which requires a significant increase in the calcinations temperature and in residence time. The calorific value of the process off-gas is quite substantial and can be effectively utilized as an “opportunity fuel” for combined heat and power (CHP) production to complement the energy demand. Heat recovered from the product cooling can also contribute to the overall economics of the calcination process. Preliminary estimates indicated the decrease in energy consumption by 35-50% as well as a proportional decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. As such, the efficiency improvement of the coke calcinations systems is attracting close attention of the researchers and engineers throughout the world. The developed technology is intended to accomplish the following objectives: - Reduce the energy and carbon intensity of the calcined coke production process. - Increase utilization of opportunity fuels such as industrial waste off-gas from the novel petroleum coke calcination process. - Increase the opportunity of heat (chemical and physical) utilization from process off-gases and solid product. - Develop a design of advanced CHP system utilizing off-gases as an “opportunity fuel” for petroleum coke calcinations and sensible heat of calcined coke. A successful accomplishment of the aforementioned objectives will contribute toward the following U.S. DOE programmatic goals: - Drive a 25% reduction in U. S. industrial energy intensity by 2017 in support of EPAct 2005; - Contribute to an 18% reduction in U.S. carbon intensity by 2012 as established by the Administration’s “National Goal to Reduce Emissions Intensity.” 8

Chudnovsky, Yaroslav; Kozlov, Aleksandr

2013-08-15

142

How to Measure Dissolved Oxygen  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web page, hosted by the Washington State Department of Ecology, offers a general overview of dissolved oxygen and how it is measured. It includes protocols for measuring dissolved oxygen in turbulent waters as well as using the Winkler titration method. The site also features links to measuring other water quality parameters such as pH, nutrients, and turbidity.

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Dissolving Different Liquids in Water  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, students add different liquids to water and apply their working definition of “dissolving” to their observations. After observing isopropyl rubbing alcohol, vegetable oil, and corn syrup in water, students can conclude that while some liquids may dissolve in water, different liquids dissolve in water to different extents. There is a downloadable activity sheet that will be very helpful to educators, and will help students stay on track. An assessment sheet is also available on the activity page to keep track of students progress. There is also a step by step guide as to how to perform the experiment, and how to introduce it t the students.

James Kessler

2010-01-01

144

Off gas film cooler cleaner  

DOEpatents

An apparatus for cleaning depositions of particulate matter from the inside of tubular piping while the piping is in use. The apparatus is remote controlled in order to operate in hazardous environments. A housing containing brush and shaft assemblies is mounted on top of the tubular piping. Pneumatic cylinders provide linear motion. A roller nut bearing provides rotary motion. The combined motion causes the brush assembly to rotate as it travels along the tube dislodging particulate matter.

Dhingra, Hardip S. (Williamsville, NY); Koch, William C. (Gowanda, NY); Burns, David C. (Trafford, PA)

1997-01-01

145

Off gas film cooler cleaner  

DOEpatents

An apparatus is described for cleaning depositions of particulate matter from the inside of tubular piping while the piping is in use. The apparatus is remote controlled in order to operate in hazardous environments. A housing containing brush and shaft assemblies is mounted on top of the tubular piping. Pneumatic cylinders provide linear motion. A roller nut bearing provides rotary motion. The combined motion causes the brush assembly to rotate as it travels along the tube dislodging particulate matter. 5 figs.

Dhingra, H.S.; Koch, W.C.; Burns, D.C.

1997-08-26

146

The decomposition of vegetation and soil in marginal peat-forming landscapes: climate simulations to quantify gaseous and dissolved carbon fluxes and the effects on peat accumulation and drinking water treatment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Peatlands in the UK represent a large proportion of the soil carbon store, however there is concern that some systems may be switching from sinks to sources of carbon. The accumulation of organic material in peatlands results from the slow rates of decomposition typically occurring in these regions. Climate change may lead to faster decomposition which, if not matched by an equivalent increase in net primary productivity and litter fall, may tip the balance between source and sink. Recent trends have seen a greater flux of dissolved organic matter (DOM) from peatlands to surface waters and a change in DOM character, presenting challenges to water treatment, for example in terms of increased production of disinfectant by-products (DBPs). Peat systems border a large proportion of reservoirs in the UK so uncertainty regarding DOM quantity and quality is a concern for water utilities. This study considered five peatland vegetation types (Sphagnum spp., Calluna vulgaris, Molinea caerulea, peat soil and mixed litter) collected from the Exmoor National Park, UK where it is hypothesised that peat formation may be strongly affected by future changes to climate. A factorial experiment design to simulate climate was used, considering vegetation type, temperature and rainfall amount using a current baseline and predictions from the UKCP09 model. Gaseous fluxes of carbon were monitored over a two month period to quantify the effect on carbon mineralisation rates while 13C NMR analysis was employed to track which classes of compounds decayed preferentially. The DOM collected was characterised using UV and fluorescence techniques before being subject to standard drinking water treatment processes (coagulation/flocculation followed by chlorination). The effect of the experimental factors on DOM amenability to removal and propensity to form DBPs was then considered, with both trihalomethane (THM) and haloacetonitrile (HAN) DBP classes monitored. Initial results have shown a statistically significant (Mann-Whitney U) difference in THM formation (p<0.05) as well as the amount of DOM produced and specific UV absorption at 254nm (p<0.01) between vegetation classes.

Ritson, J.; Bell, M.; Clark, J. M.; Graham, N.; Templeton, M.; Brazier, R.; Verhoef, A.; Freeman, C.

2013-12-01

147

Production and export of dissolved C in arctic tundra mesocosms: the roles of vegetation and water flow  

Microsoft Academic Search

To better understand carbon (C) cycling in arctic tundra we measured dissolved C production and export rates in mesocosms of three tundra vegetation types: tussock, inter-tussock and wet sedge. Three flushing frequencies were used to simulate storm events and determine potential mass export of dissolved C under increased soil water flow scenarios. Dissolved C production and export rates differed between

KRISTIN E. JUDD; GEORGE W. KLING

2002-01-01

148

Online dissolved methane and total dissolved sulfide measurement in sewers.  

PubMed

Recent studies using short-term manual sampling of sewage followed by off-line laboratory gas chromatography (GC) measurement have shown that a substantial amount of dissolved methane is produced in sewer systems. However, only limited data has been acquired to date due to the low frequency and short span of this method, which cannot capture the dynamic variations of in-sewer dissolved methane concentrations. In this study, a newly developed online measuring device was used to monitor dissolved methane concentrations at the end of a rising main sewer network, over two periods of three weeks each, in summer and early winter, respectively. This device uses an online gas-phase methane sensor to measure methane under equilibrium conditions after being stripped from the sewage. The data are then converted to liquid-phase methane concentrations according to Henry's Law. The detection limit and range are suitable for sewer application and can be adjusted by varying the ratio of liquid-to-gas phase volume settings. The measurement presented good linearity (R² > 0.95) during field application, when compared to off-line measurements. The overall data set showed a wide variation in dissolved methane concentration of 5-15 mg/L in summer and 3.5-12 mg/L in winter, resulting in a significant average daily production of 24.6 and 19.0 kg-CH?/d, respectively, from the network with a daily average sewage flow of 2840 m³/day. The dissolved methane concentration demonstrated a clear diurnal pattern coinciding with flow and sulfide fluctuation, implying a relationship with the wastewater hydraulic retention time (HRT). The total dissolved sulfide (TDS) concentration in sewers can be determined simultaneously with the same principle. PMID:25462721

Liu, Yiwen; Sharma, Keshab R; Fluggen, Markus; O'Halloran, Kelly; Murthy, Sudhir; Yuan, Zhiguo

2015-01-01

149

Reducing emissions from uranium dissolving  

SciTech Connect

This study was designed to assess the feasibility of decreasing NO[sub x] emissions from the current uranium alloy scrap tray dissolving facility. In the current process, uranium scrap is dissolved in boiling nitric acid in shallow stainless-steel trays. As scrap dissolves, more metal and more nitric acid are added to the tray by operating personnel. Safe geometry is assured by keeping liquid level at or below 5 cm, the depth of a safe infinite slab. The accountability batch control system provides additional protection against criticality. Both uranium and uranium alloys are dissolved. Nitric acid is recovered from the vapors for reuse. Metal nitrates are sent to uranium recovery. Brown NO[sub x] fumes evolved during dissolving have occasionally resulted in a visible plume from the trays. The fuming is most noticeable during startup and after addition of fresh acid to a tray. Present environmental regulations are expected to require control of brown NO[sub x] emissions. A detailed review of the literature, indicated the feasibility of slightly altering process chemistry to favor the production of NO[sub 2] which can be scrubbed and recycled as nitric acid. Methods for controlling the process to manage offgas product distribution and to minimize chemical reaction hazards were also considered.

Griffith, W.L.; Compere, A.L.; Huxtable, W.P.; Googin, J.M.

1992-10-01

150

Reducing emissions from uranium dissolving  

SciTech Connect

This study was designed to assess the feasibility of decreasing NO{sub x} emissions from the current uranium alloy scrap tray dissolving facility. In the current process, uranium scrap is dissolved in boiling nitric acid in shallow stainless-steel trays. As scrap dissolves, more metal and more nitric acid are added to the tray by operating personnel. Safe geometry is assured by keeping liquid level at or below 5 cm, the depth of a safe infinite slab. The accountability batch control system provides additional protection against criticality. Both uranium and uranium alloys are dissolved. Nitric acid is recovered from the vapors for reuse. Metal nitrates are sent to uranium recovery. Brown NO{sub x} fumes evolved during dissolving have occasionally resulted in a visible plume from the trays. The fuming is most noticeable during startup and after addition of fresh acid to a tray. Present environmental regulations are expected to require control of brown NO{sub x} emissions. A detailed review of the literature, indicated the feasibility of slightly altering process chemistry to favor the production of NO{sub 2} which can be scrubbed and recycled as nitric acid. Methods for controlling the process to manage offgas product distribution and to minimize chemical reaction hazards were also considered.

Griffith, W.L.; Compere, A.L.; Huxtable, W.P.; Googin, J.M.

1992-10-01

151

Interactions Among Dissolved Nitrogen, Phosphate, and Dissolved Oxygen at Several Sites in Chesapeake Bay in 2000  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

We looked at the correlation between dissolved oxygen and two water quality variables: dissolved nitrogen and dissolved phosphorus. We thought that, if dissolved oxygen were highly correlated with dissolved nitrogen (for example), then that would imply that dissolved nitrogen was limiting or otherwise important at that site. Likewise for dissolved phosphorus. We found that different sites in the bay had different levels of correlation, but there was no spatial pattern to the data.

Charlie Hunter (Southwestern College; )

2006-06-18

152

Science Shorts: The Dynamics of Dissolving  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Dissolving is as much about the substance doing the dissolving (the solvent) as it is about the substance being dissolved (the solute). Dissolving depends on the interaction between the molecules of solvents and solutes. This article looks at the molecular structure of water, the universal solvent and includes a corresponding activity.

James Kessler

2006-02-01

153

Dissolving pulp from jute stick.  

PubMed

Jute stick is woody portion of jute plant, which remain as leftover after extracting bast fibre. Presently, it is being used for fencing in the rural area. In this investigation, biorefinery concept was initiated in producing dissolving pulp from jute stick by pre-hydrolysis kraft process. At 170°C for 1h of pre-hydrolysis, 70% of hemicelluloses was dissolved with negligible loss of ?-cellulose. At this condition, 75% of dissolved sugars in the pre-hydrolysis liquor were in the oligomeric form. The pre-hydrolysed jute stick was subsequently pulped by kraft process with the variation of active alkali. The pulp yield was 36.2% with kappa number 18.5 at the conditions of 16% active alkali for 2h of cooking at 170°C. Final pulp was produced with 92% ?-cellulose and 89% brightness after D0EpD1EpD1 bleaching. The produced dissolving pulp can be used in rayon production. PMID:25439866

Matin, Mhafuza; Rahaman, M Mostafizur; Nayeem, Jannatun; Sarkar, Mamon; Jahan, M Sarwar

2015-01-22

154

DISSOLVED OXYGEN DIURNAL FLUX STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

Stream monitoring study of a 24 Western Corn Belt Plains streams designed to assess any correlation of nutrient loads and the level of dissolved oxygen in wadeable streams and any subsequent affect on aquatic life. Study currently being conducted under a cooperative agreement be...

155

Group of Microbes Change Dissolved  

E-print Network

that thrive in environments where dissolved gold is found, such as hydrothermal vents and hot springs, could, the researchers placed iron- reducing microbes in a gold solution similar to that found in a hydrothermal vent on the bottom of the ocean, near hydrothermal vents, millions of years ago. Since the research was published

Lovley, Derek

156

Effect of Dissolved CO2 on Gran Plots  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper discusses the determination of the pKa of a weak acid by the use of a Gran plot and the effect of CO2 dissolved in the titrant, a strong base solution. Experimental examples are shown for the titration of benzoic acid with "CO2-free" and CO2-containing KOH solutions. Dissolved CO2 does not cause a large error in the determination of pKa by the use of Gran plots, even when the amount of CO2 dissolved in the titrant is so high that the simulation of the titration curve gives a serious error in the pKa value. Owing to this advantage of Gran plots, the preparation and storage of strong base solutions used for Gran plots are simple, and hence the determination of the pKa value of a weak acid can be completed in a single 3-hour undergraduate laboratory.

Inoue, Motomichi; Fernando, Quintus

2001-08-01

157

Dissolved Oxygen and Biochemical Oxygen Demand  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website provides general information about dissolved oxygen, including what it is, sampling and equipment considerations, and sampling and analysis protocols. The site also features a chart of dissolved oxygen solubility as a function of temperature.

158

Hydrodynamics of coal-liquefaction dissolver configurations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The hydrodynamics of two proposed dissolver configurations for the 63.6 kg\\/s (6000 tpd) SRC-I demonstration plant were examined. Correlations were used to predict the flow patterns, holdups, pressure drops, bubble-size distribution, and axial mixing in the dissolvers and piping. Calculations on the performance of dissolver internals revealed slug flow and related pressure fluctuations may present serious control problems. The dissolver

C. F. Irwin; A. J. Sincali; E. W. Wong

1981-01-01

159

Secret Agents of Dissolved Oxygen  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity explores how water chemistry is altered by the biological processes of phytoplankton (microscopic photosynthetic organisms). Students will discover what some of these water chemistry changes are, and what influences these changes (type of water, exposure to light, etc.). The students will design an activity based on experience gained from the first activity. They will determine the changes and causes thereof in different types of water in a sealed container over time, and learn to measure dissolved oxygen, temperature, and carbon dioxide with a calculator/computer probe-ware or by other means.

Besse Dawson

160

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

161

Dissolved air-flotation processes. Technical report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The theories and applications of various dissolved-air-flotation clarifiers (Supracell, Sandfloat, Floatpress, and Sedifloat) are presented. Supracell is a high-rate dissolved-air-flotation clarifier with only 3 to 5 minutes of detention time. Major application of Supracell is industrial-effluent treatment. Sandfloat is a package plant consisting of flocculation, dissolved-air floatation and automatic backwash filtration, and designed for either potable water treatment or tertiary

M. Krofta; L. K. Wang

1986-01-01

162

Influence of dissolved organic materials on turbid water optical properties and remote-sensing reflectance  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The effects of dissolved organic materials on turbid-water optical properties are assessed, by means of field measurements and laboratory simulations in which upwelled reflectance, attenuation, absorption, and backscatter spectral properties at wavelengths from 450 to 800 nm are examined in relation to water chemistry. The data show that dissolved organic materials decrease upwelled reflectance from turbid waters, and that the decrease in reflectance is a nonlinear function of concentration with the largest gradients at low carbon concentrations, depending on wavelength. Upwelled reflectance is found to be highly correlated with two backscatter-absorption parameters used in some optical models, which are nonlinear with dissolved organic material concentration change.

Witte, W. G.; Whitlock, C. H.; Harriss, R. C.; Usry, J. W.; Poole, L. R.; Houghton, W. M.; Morris, W. D.; Gurganus, E. A.

1982-01-01

163

Fast Dissolving Tablets of Aloe Vera Gel  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose : The objective of this work was to prepare and evaluate fast dissolving tablets of the nutraceutical, freeze dried Aloe vera gel. Methods: Fast dissolving tablets of the nutraceutical, freeze-dried Aloe vera gel, were prepared by dry granulation method. The tablets were evaluated for crushing strength, disintegration time, wetting time, friability, drug content and drug release. A 3 2

Jyotsana Madan; AK Sharma; Ramnik Singh

164

Investigating Students' Understanding of the Dissolving Process  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a previous study, the authors identified several student misconceptions regarding the process of dissolving ionic compounds in water. The present study used multiple-choice questions whose distractors were derived from these misconceptions to assess students' understanding of the dissolving process at the symbolic and particulate levels. The…

Naah, Basil M.; Sanger, Michael J.

2013-01-01

165

Transient Dissolved Organic Carbon Through Soils  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) is an important constituent of soil solution that plays a role in many chemical and biological processes in soils; it is also an important energy source for bacteria in the soil ecosystem. Hydrology has a significant control on the transport and fate of dissolved organic carbon in the soil but mechanisms that affect said transport are

Y. Mei; G. M. Hornberger; L. A. Kaplan; J. D. Newbold; A. K. Aufdenkampe; Y. Tsang

2009-01-01

166

AN EMPIRICAL MODEL FOR DISSOLVED PHOSPHORUS IN RUNOFF FROM SURFACE-APPLIED FERTILIZERS  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Dissolved phosphorus (P) in runoff from surface-applied fertilizers can be relatively great, but commonly used field or watershed-scale computer models often do not simulate direct transfer of fertilizer P to runoff. Using data from our own simulated rainfall experiments and published runoff studies...

167

Thermodynamic simulations of lignite-fired IGCC with in situ desulfurization and CO 2 capture  

Microsoft Academic Search

IGCC cycles running on Greek lignite with in situ desulfurization and CO2 capture were simulated using the ASPEN PLUS process simulator and compared with other power cycles. Dolomite was chosen as the material for in situ desulfurization. Considering the power produced and residual sulfur content of the off-gas, an oxygen-blown gasifier operated at 1.8 MPa and 950°C, having a thermal

Wim F. Elseviers; Tania Van Mierlo; Martine J. F. Van de Voorde; Harry Verelst

1996-01-01

168

Fuel Mystery Dis-Solved!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, students investigate the simulated use of solid rocket fuel by using an antacid tablet. Students observe the effect that surface area and temperature has on chemical reactions. Also, students compare the reaction time using two different reactants: water and vinegar. Finally, students report their results using a bar graph.

Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

169

The Influence of Physical Forcing on Bottom-water Dissolved Oxygen within the Caloosahatchee River Estuary, FL  

EPA Science Inventory

Environmental Fluid Dynamic Code (EFDC), a numerical estuarine and coastal ocean circulation hydrodynamic model, was used to simulate the distribution of dissolved oxygen (DO), salinity, temperature, nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus), and chlorophyll a in the Caloosahatchee Riv...

170

Ratiometric sensor for dissolved oxygen in seawater  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A dissolved oxygen sensor for marine application is reported which is based on a ratiometric approach to the fluorescence intensity quenching of the ruthenium dye [Ru(II)-tris(4, 7-diphenyl-1, 10-phenanthroline)]2+. Both the ruthenium complex and the coumarin derivative dye have been entrapped in a porous sol-gel film. The membrane shows good optical response on exposure to low levels of dissolved oxygen in seawater. The design and limitations of such an optode membrane are discussed.

Poteau, Xavier; MacCraith, Brian D.

2003-03-01

171

Dialysate With High Dissolved Hydrogen Facilitates Dissociation of Indoxyl Sulfate From Albumin  

PubMed Central

Background: Protein-bound toxins such as indoxyl sulfate (IS) are not efficiently removed by conventional hemodialysis (HD). Objectives: To improve the removal of IS, we performed an in vitro study to evaluate the effects of high dissolved hydrogen on the dissociation of IS from albumin using simulated HD. Materials and Methods: Wasted dialysate from peritoneal dialysis was concentrated a hundred times using extracorporeal ultrafiltration method. Dialysate with high dissolved hydrogen was made by mixing concentrated dialysis solution and electrolyzed-reduced water. The amounts of free fractions of IS were determined by high performance liquid chromatography. Results: IS was significantly dissociated from albumin using dialysate with high dissolved hydrogen compared with conventional dialysate (P < 0.05). Conclusions: Effective removal of IS is expected using a dialysate with high dissolved hydrogen.

Tange, Yoshihiro; Takesawa, Shingo; Yoshitake, Shigenori

2015-01-01

172

Photo-lability of deep ocean dissolved black carbon  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dissolved black carbon (DBC), defined here as condensed aromatics isolated from seawater via PPL solid phase extraction and quantified as benzene polycarboxylic acid oxidation products, is a significant component of the oceanic dissolved organic carbon (DOC) pool. These condensed aromatics are widely distributed in the open ocean and appear to be tens of thousands of years old. As such DBC is regarded as highly refractory. In the current study, the photo-lability of DBC, DOC and coloured dissolved organic matter (CDOM; ultraviolet-visible absorbance) were determined over the course of a 28 d irradiation of North Atlantic Deep Water under a solar simulator. During the irradiation DBC fell from 1044 ± 164 nM C to 55 ± 15 nM C, a 20-fold decrease in concentration. Dissolved black carbon photo-degradation was more rapid and more extensive than for bulk CDOM and DOC. Further, the photo-lability of components of the DBC pool increased with their degree of aromatic condensation. These trends indicate that a continuum of compounds of varying photo-lability exists within the marine DOC pool. In this continuum, photo-lability scales with aromatic character, specifically the degree of condensation. Scaling the rapid photo-degradation of DBC to rates of DOC photo-mineralisation for the global ocean leads to an estimated photo-chemical half-life for oceanic DBC of less than 800 yr. This is more than an order of magnitude shorter than the apparent age of DBC in the ocean. Photo-degradation is therefore posited as the primary sink for oceanic DBC and the survival of DBC molecules in the oceans for millennia appears to be facilitated not by their inherent inertness but by the rate at which they are cycled through the surface ocean's photic zone.

Stubbins, A.; Niggemann, J.; Dittmar, T.

2012-01-01

173

Dissolved Fe(II) in a river-estuary system rich in dissolved organic matter  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Reduced iron, Fe(II), accounts for a significant fraction of dissolved Fe across many natural surface waters despite its rapid oxidation under oxic conditions. Here we investigate the temporal and spatial variation in dissolved Fe redox state in a high dissolved organic matter (DOM) estuarine system, the River Beaulieu. We couple manual sample collection with the deployment of an autonomous in situ analyser, designed to simultaneously measure dissolved Fe(II) and total dissolved Fe, in order to investigate processes operating on the diurnal timescale and to evaluate the performance of the analyser in a high DOM environment. Concentrations of dissolved Fe available to the ligand ferrozine are elevated throughout the estuary (up to 21 ?M in freshwater) and notably higher than those previously reported likely due to seasonal variation. Fe(II) is observed to account for a large, varying fraction of the dissolved Fe available to ferrozine (25.5 ± 12.5%) and this fraction decreases with increasing salinity. We demonstrate that the very high DOM concentration in this environment and association of this DOM with dissolved Fe, prevents the accurate measurement of dissolved Fe concentrations in situ using a sensor reliant on rapid competitive ligand exchange.

Hopwood, Mark J.; Statham, Peter J.; Milani, Ambra

2014-12-01

174

Design/installation and structural integrity assessment of Bethel Valley low-level waste collection and transfer system upgrade for Building 3092 (Central Off-Gas Scrubber Facility) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

This document describes and assesses planned modifications to be made to the Building 3092 Central Off-Gas Scrubber Facility of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The modifications are made in responsible to the requirements of 40CFR264 Subpart J, relating to environmental protection requirements for buried tank systems. The modifications include the provision of a new scrubber recirculation tank in a new, below ground, lines concrete vault, replacing and existing recirculation sump that does not provide double containment. A new buried, double contained pipeline is provided to permit discharge of spent scrubber recirculation fluid to the Central Waste Collection Header. The new vault, tank, and discharge line are provided with leak detection and provisions to remove accumulated liquid. New scrubber recirculation pumps, piping, and accessories are also provided. This assessment concludes that the planned modifications comply with applicable requirements of 40CFR264 Subpart J, as set forth in Appendix F to the Federal Facility Agreement, Docket No. 89-04-FF, covering the Oak Ridge Reservation.

NONE

1995-01-01

175

Dissolved-Solids Load in Henrys Fork Upstream from the Confluence with Antelope Wash, Wyoming, Water Years 1970-2009  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Annual dissolved-solids load at the mouth of Henrys Fork was estimated by using data from U.S. Geological Survey streamflow-gaging station 09229500, Henrys Fork near Manila, Utah. The annual dissolved-solids load for water years 1970-2009 ranged from 18,300 tons in 1977 to 123,300 tons in 1983. Annual streamflows for this period ranged from 14,100 acre-feet in 1977 to 197,500 acre-feet in 1983. The 25-percent trimmed mean dissolved-solids load for water years 1970-2009 was 44,300 tons per year at Henrys Fork near Manila, Utah. Previous simulations using a SPAtially Referenced Regression On Watershed attributes (SPARROW) model for dissolved solids specific to water year 1991 conditions in the Upper Colorado River Basin predicted an annual dissolved-solids load of 25,000 tons for the Henrys Fork Basin upstream from Antelope Wash. On the basis of computed dissolved-solids load data from Henrys Fork near Manila, Utah, together with estimated annual dissolved-solids load from Antelope Wash and Peoples Canal, this prediction was adjusted to 37,200 tons. As determined by simulations with the Upper Colorado River Basin SPARROW model, approximately 56 percent (14,000 tons per year) of the dissolved-solids load at Henrys Fork upstream from Antelope Wash is associated with the 21,500 acres of irrigated agricultural lands in the upper Henrys Fork Basin.

Foster, Katharine; Kenney, Terry A.

2010-01-01

176

Photochemical degradation of dissolved organic matter and dissolved lignin phenols from the Congo River  

Microsoft Academic Search

Photochemical degradation of Congo River dissolved organic matter (DOM) was investigated to examine the fate of terrigenous DOM derived from tropical ecosystems. Tropical riverine DOM receives greater exposure to solar radiation, particularly in large river plumes discharging directly into the open ocean. Initial Congo River DOM exhibited dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentration and compositional characteristics typical of organic rich blackwater

Robert G. M. Spencer; Aron Stubbins; Peter J. Hernes; Andy Baker; Kenneth Mopper; Anthony K. Aufdenkampe; Rachael Y. Dyda; Vincent L. Mwamba; Arthur M. Mangangu; Jose N. Wabakanghanzi; Johan Six

2009-01-01

177

Suspended sediment, dissolved organic carbon, and dissolved nitrogen export during the dam removal process  

Microsoft Academic Search

(1) Total suspended solids (TSS), dissolved organic carbon (DOC), and total dissolved nitrogen (TDN) loads were calculated for all stages of the dam removal process (dewatering, breaching, and removal) at various points upstream, within, and downstream of Lowell Mill Impoundment on the Little River, North Carolina. The impoundment dewatering exported loads of TSS, DOC, and TDN which were all 1-2

J. Adam Riggsbee; Jason P. Julian; Martin W. Doyle; Robert G. Wetzel

2007-01-01

178

Release of biodegradable dissolved organic matter from ancient sedimentary rocks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Sedimentary rocks contain the largest mass of organic carbon on Earth, yet these reservoirs are not well integrated into modern carbon budgets. Here we describe the release of dissolved organic matter (DOM) from OM-rich sedimentary rocks under simulated weathering conditions. Results from column experiments demonstrate slow, sustained release of DOM from ancient sedimentary rocks under simulated weathering conditions. 1H-NMR analysis of shale-derived DOM reveals a highly aliphatic, carbohydrate-poor material distinct from other natural DOM pools. Shale-derived DOM is rapidly assimilated and biodegraded by aerobic heterotrophic bacteria. Consequently, no compositional signature of shale-derived DOM other than 14C-depletion is likely to persist in rivers or other surface reservoirs. Combined, these efforts show that dissolution provides a mechanism for the conversion of refractory kerogen into labile biomass, linking rock weathering with sedimentary OM oxidation and the delivery of aged OM to rivers and ocean margins.

Schillawski, Sarah; Petsch, Steven

2008-09-01

179

Dissolved aluminum in the Gulf of Mexico  

E-print Network

similarity of the Gulf of Mexico and Mediterranean profiles may be a function of the residence time of the water in each basin. The concentration of dissolved aluminum in the deeper waters of the Gulf of Mexico may be a combination of resuspension... occurs at a depth of approximately 1 5 0 t o 2 0 0 meters, and i s attributed t o biological uptake or particle adsorption in the productive waters above the t he rmocl i ne . The residence time of dissolved aluminum i s shown t o be partially a...

Myre, Peggy Lynne

1990-01-01

180

EXPERIMENTAL STUDY TO EVALUATE CORROSION OF THE F-CANYON DISSOLVER DURING THEUNIRRADIATED MARK-42 CAMPAIGN  

SciTech Connect

Unirradiated Mark 42 fuel tubes are to be dissolved in an upcoming campaign in F-canyon. Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC)/Chemical & Hydrogen Technology Section (CHTS) identified a flow sheet for the dissolution of these Mark 42 fuel tubes which required a more aggressive dissolver solution than previously required for irradiated Mark 42 fuel tubes. Subsequently, SRTC/MTS was requested to develop and perform a corrosion testing program to assess the impact of new flow sheets on corrosion of the dissolver wall. The two primary variables evaluated were the fluoride and aluminum concentrations of the dissolver solution. Fluoride was added as Calcium Fluoride (CaF{sub 2}) while the aluminum was added either as metallic aluminum, which was subsequently dissolved, or as the chemical aluminum nitrate (Al(NO{sub 3}){sub 3}). The dissolved aluminum metal was used to simulate the dissolution of the aluminum from the Mark 42 cladding and fuel matrix. Solution composition for the corrosion tests bracketed the flow sheet for the Mark 42. Corrosion rates of AISI Type 304 stainless steel coupons, both welded and non-welded coupons, were calculated from measured weight losses and post-test concentrations of soluble Fe, Cr and Ni. The corrosion rates, which ranged between 2.7 and 32.5 mpy, were calculated from both the one day and the one week weight losses. These corrosion rates indicated a relatively mild corrosion on the dissolver vessel. The welded coupons consistently had a higher corrosion rate than the non-welded coupons. The difference between the two decreased as the solution aggressiveness decreased. In these test solutions, aggressiveness corresponded with the fluoride concentration. Based on the results of this study, any corrosion occurring during the Mark 42 Campaign is not expected to have a deleterious effect on the dissolver vessel.

Mickalonis, J; Kerry Dunn, K

1999-08-01

181

DISSOLVED ORGANIC CARBON LOSS FROM FIELD PLOTS AND WATERSHEDS IN NORTHEASTERN INDIANA, USA  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Transport of carbon (C) from hillslopes to adjacent ditches, streams and watersheds can represent a significant loss of C. While carbon associated with eroding sediments is often measured, the concentrations of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in runoff water is rarely measured. A rainfall simulator ...

182

Influence of Dissolved Organic Materials on Turbid Water Optical Properties and Remote-Sensing Reflectance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Results from both field measurements and laboratory simulations are used to assess the effects of dis- solved organic materials on turbid-water optical properties. Upwelled reflectance, attenuation, absorp- tion, and bckscatter spectral properties at wavelengths from 450 to 800 nm are examined in relation to water chemistry. From these data it is clear that dissolved organic materials decrease upwelled reflect- ance

W. G. Witte; C. H. Whitlock; R. C. Harriss; J. W. Usry; L. R. Poole; W. M. Houghton; W. D. Morris; E. A. Gurganus

1982-01-01

183

Monitor for Hydrogen Dissolved in Transformer Oil  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new monitor of hydrogen gas dissolved in transformer oil is described and tested under different conditions. Hydrogen diffuses from the oil through a permeable membrane into the monitor and reacts electrochemically with oxygen from the ambiant air in a fuel cell type arrangement. The monitor can be installed on a transformer for in-service continuous analysis of evolved hydrogen. It

G. Belanger; M. Duval

1977-01-01

184

DISSOLVED OXYGEN IMPACT FROM URBAN STORM RUNOFF  

EPA Science Inventory

The primary objective of the research reported here is to determine if on a national basis a correlation exists between strength of dissolved oxygen (DO) deficits and the presence of rainfall and/or storm runoff downstream of urban areas. A secondary objective is to estimate the ...

185

Light water: how the nuclear dream dissolved  

Microsoft Academic Search

This book is an interpretation of how the nuclear dream which emerged at the end of World War II and seemed to be on the verge of realization in the aftermath of the 1973 OPEC embargo dissolved during the ensuing four years. The central argument is that the origin of this disappointment can be found in circumstances that span the

I. C. Bupp; J. C. Derian

1978-01-01

186

Dissolving Microneedles for Transdermal Drug Delivery  

PubMed Central

Microfabrication technology has been adapted to produce micron-scale needles as a safer and painless alternative to hypodermic needle injection, especially for protein biotherapeutics and vaccines. This study presents a design that encapsulates molecules within microneedles that dissolve within the skin for bolus or sustained delivery and leave behind no biohazardous sharp medical waste. A fabrication process was developed based on casting a viscous aqueous solution during centrifugation to fill a micro-fabricated mold with biocompatible carboxymethylcellulose or amylopectin formulations. This process encapsulated sulforhodamine B, bovine serum albumin, and lysozyme; lysozyme was shown to retain full enzymatic activity after encapsulation and to remain 96% active after storage for two months at room temperature. Microneedles were also shown to be strong enough to insert into cadaver skin and then to dissolve within minutes. Bolus delivery was achieved by encapsulating molecules just within microneedle shafts. For the first time, sustained delivery over hours to days was achieved by encapsulating molecules within the microneedle backing, which served as a controlled release reservoir that delivered molecules by a combination of swelling the backing with interstitial fluid drawn out of the skin and molecule diffusion into the skin via channels formed by dissolved microneedles. We conclude that dissolving microneedles can be designed to gently encapsulate molecules, insert into skin, and enable bolus or sustained release delivery. PMID:18261792

Lee, Jeong Woo; Park, Jung-Hwan; Prausnitz, Mark R.

2008-01-01

187

Modeling Fish Growth in Low Dissolved Oxygen  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a computational project designed for undergraduate students as an introduction to mathematical modeling. Students use an ordinary differential equation to describe fish weight and assume the instantaneous growth rate depends on the concentration of dissolved oxygen. Published laboratory experiments suggest that continuous…

Neilan, Rachael Miller

2013-01-01

188

Oceanography June 200450 Colored Dissolved Organic  

E-print Network

Oceanography June 200450 Colored Dissolved Organic in the Coastal Ocean A N O P T I C A L TO O L F been published in Oceanography, Volume 17, Number 2, a quarterly journal of The Oceanography Society. Copyright 2003 by The Oceanography Society. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any portion of this arti

Oregon, University of

189

REMOVING DISSOLVED INORGANIC CONTAMINANTS FROM WATER  

EPA Science Inventory

Dissolved inorganic contaminants in water can be cationic, anionic, or neutral forms of ions, atoms, or molecules of any element in the periodic table. The article describes the physicochemical treatment processes typically used to remove the more common inorganic contaminants fr...

190

Production and export of dissolved C in arctic tundra mesocosms: the roles of vegetation and water flow  

Microsoft Academic Search

To better understand carbon (C) cycling in arctic tundra we measureddissolved C production and export rates in mesocosms of three tundra vegetationtypes: tussock, inter-tussock and wet sedge. Three flushing frequencies wereused to simulate storm events and determine potential mass export of dissolved Cunder increased soil water flow scenarios. Dissolved C production and exportrates differed between vegetation types (inter-tussock -1day-1). Soil

Kristin E. Judd; George W. Kling

2002-01-01

191

Method of dissolving organic filter cake  

SciTech Connect

A method of dissolving a polysaccharide-containing filter cake present in a subterranean formation is described, comprising: injecting an effective amount of a treatment fluid comprising a water soluble source of fluoride ions present in an amount sufficient to provide a molar concentration of from about 0.01 to about 0.5 and a source of hydrogen ions present in an amount sufficient to produce a pH in the treatment fluid in the range of from about 2 to about 4 into a subterranean formation wherein a filter cake is present; and maintaining the treatment fluid within the subterranean formation and in contact with the filter cake for a sufficient time to dissolve at least a portion of the filter cake.

Hollenbeck, K.H.; Norman, L.R.

1989-03-07

192

Field measurement of dissolved BTEX biodegradation  

SciTech Connect

Field measurements and analyses can provide real-time data about the potential for biodegradation of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and total xylenes (BTEX) dissolved in ground water. Measurement of dissolved oxygen concentrations, pH, temperature, and redox potential in site ground water can be used to quickly assess the potential for biodegradation of BTEX contamination. Other chemical-specific analyses that can be rapidly performed on site provide valuable data on how BTEX may be biodegrading at the site by identifying chemical species that may be used to facilitate, or are produced, during the biodegradation of BTEX Field analyses for ferrous iron, total iron, nitrate, nitrite, sulfate, sulfide, carbon dioxide and alkalinity completed at Bolling, Carswell and Plattsburgh Air Force Bases can be used to determine the terminal electron acceptor used to facilitate BTEX biodegradation.

Hoffer, S. [Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States); Benson, L.A.; Schmiermund, R.L. [Parsons Engineering Science, Inc., Denver, CO (United States)] [and others

1995-12-01

193

Dissolving A Substance in Different Liquids  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, students make colored sugar and add it to water, alcohol, and oil to discover some interesting differences in dissolving. There is a downloadable activity sheet that will be very helpful to educators, and will help students stay on track. An assessment sheet is also available on the activity page to keep track of students progress. There is also a step by step guide as to how to perform the experiment, and how to introduce it t the students.

James Kessler

2010-01-01

194

Fast-response sensors for dissolved oxygen  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this work we have been developing fast response optical sensors for dissolved oxygen determination based on measuring the luminescence lifetime of a metalloporphyrin polymer. The sensor is produced by electropolymerization of the metalloporphyrin monomer units of platinum tetraphenylporphyrin (Pt-TPP), platinum octaethylporphyrin (Pt-OEP), palladium tetraphenylporphyrin (Pd-TPP) or palladium octaethylporphyrin (Pd-OEP). The polymerization process results in films which are in the

A. Sheila Holmes-Smith; Alan Hamill; Mahesh Uttamlal; Michael Campbell; David Bailly

1999-01-01

195

Dissolved gases in seawater and sediments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Certainly the most controversial results derived from the study of any dissolved gas concerned oxygen utilization rates in the North Atlantic. Jenkins (1982) estimated a net oxy- gen utilization rate (OUR) for the Beta triangle region of the North Atlantic (apices 26.5°N x 38.5°W, 32.5°N x 30.0°W, and 22.5°N x 28.5°W) of 5.7 moles of oxygen consumed m?2 yr?1 for

R. M. Key

1987-01-01

196

Photochemistry of Dissolved Organic Matter in Arctic Surface Waters  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It has been shown that persistent organic pollutants (POPs), transported to the Arctic by long-range processes, can potentially contaminate Arctic surface waters and affect both local ecosystems and human health. Once deposited, the behavior of these pollutants is poorly understood; particularly the processes that govern their lifetime and concentrations within the water column. Here, we discuss the photochemical degradation of several halogenated organic pollutants (e.g., lindane, hexachlorobenzene) as mediated by natural dissolved organic matter (DOM). These experiments were conducted both in a controlled laboratory setting using an artificial sunlight simulator, as well as in situ in Alaskan surface waters near Toolik Lake. Our findings to date show high variability in the photodegradation rates of the target POPs and can be correlated to both their structure and the type of DOM present.

Grannas, A. M.; Chin, Y.; Miller, P. L.

2003-12-01

197

Superhydrophobic porous surfaces: dissolved oxygen sensing.  

PubMed

Porous polymer films are necessary for dissolved gas sensor applications that combine high sensitivity with selectivity. This report describes a greatly enhanced dissolved oxygen sensor system consisting of amphiphilic acrylamide-based polymers: poly(N-(1H, 1H-pentadecafluorooctyl)-methacrylamide) (pC7F15MAA) and poly(N-dodecylacrylamide-co-5- [4-(2-methacryloyloxyethoxy-carbonyl)phenyl]-10,15,20-triphenylporphinato platinum(II)) (p(DDA/PtTPP)). The nanoparticle formation capability ensures both superhydrophobicity with a water contact angle greater than 160° and gas permeability so that molecular oxygen enters the film from water. The film was prepared by casting a mixed solution of pC7F15MAA and p(DDA/PtTPP) with AK-225 and acetic acid onto a solid substrate. The film has a porous structure comprising nanoparticle assemblies with diameters of several hundred nanometers. The film shows exceptional performance as the oxygen sensitivity reaches 126: the intensity ratio at two oxygen concentrations (I0/I40) respectively corresponding to dissolved oxygen concentration 0 and 40 (mg L(-1)). Understanding and controlling porous nanostructures are expected to provide opportunities for making selective penetration/separation of molecules occurring at the superhydrophobic surface. PMID:25659178

Gao, Yu; Chen, Tao; Yamamoto, Shunsuke; Miyashita, Tokuji; Mitsuishi, Masaya

2015-02-18

198

Water What-ifs: Water Quality and Dissolved Oxygen  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Science Junction website features general information and three lesson plans about dissolved oxygen geared toward middle and high school students. Lessons cover topics such as what dissolved oxygen is, why it is important, and how decomposition of organic material affects dissolved oxygen. The third lesson includes an activity in which students are instructed to design an experiment to test effects of changes in dissolved oxygen concentration. The lessons meet several National Science Education Standards, Delaware science standards, and North Carolina competency goals.

April J. Cleveland

199

Composition, Dynamics, and Fate of Leached Dissolved Organic Matter  

E-print Network

Composition, Dynamics, and Fate of Leached Dissolved Organic Matter in Terrestrial Ecosystems Fluxes of dissolved organic matter (DOM) are an important vector for the movement of carbon (C dissolve organic carbon (DOC) and dis- solved organic nitrogen (DON) fractions], as well as DOM chemical

Neff, Jason

200

Impacts of individual fish movement patterns on estimates of mortality due to dissolved gas supersaturation in the Columbia River Basin.  

SciTech Connect

Spatial and temporal distributions of dissolved gases in the Columbia and Snake rivers vary due to many factors including river channel and dam geometries, operational decisions, and natural variations in flow rates. As a result, the dissolved gas exposure histories experienced by migrating juvenile salmonids can vary significantly among individual fish. A discrete, particle-based model of individual fish movements and dissolved gas exposure history has been developed and applied to examine the effects of such variability on estimates of fish mortality. The model, called the Fish Individual-based Numerical Simulator or FINS, is linked to a two-dimensional (vertically-averaged) hydrodynamic simulator that quantifies local water velocity, temperature, and dissolved gas levels as a function of river flow rates and dam operations. Simulated gas exposure histories are then input to biological mortality models to predict the effects of various river configurations on fish injury and mortality due to dissolved gas supersaturation. This model framework provides a critical linkage between hydrodynamic models of the river system and models of biological effects. FINS model parameters were estimated and validated based on observations of individual fish movements collected using radiotelemetry methods during 1997 and 1998. The model was then used to simulate exposure histories under selected operational scenarios. We compare mortality rates estimated using the FINS model approach (incorporating individual behavior and spatial and temporal variability) to those estimated using average exposure times and levels as is done in traditional lumped-parameter model approaches.

Scheibe, Timothy D.; Richmond, Marshall C.; Fidler, Larry E.

2002-12-31

201

HB-Line Dissolver Dilution Flows and Dissolution Capability with Dissolver Charge Chute Cover Off  

SciTech Connect

A flow test was performed in Scrap Recovery of HB-Line to document the flow available for hydrogen dilution in the dissolvers when the charge chute covers are removed. Air flow through the dissolver charge chutes, with the covers off, was measured. A conservative estimate of experimental uncertainty was subtracted from the results. After subtraction, the test showed that there is 20 cubic feet per minute (cfm) air flow through the dissolvers during dissolution with a glovebox exhaust fan operating, even with the scrubber not operating. This test also showed there is 6.6 cfm air flow through the dissolvers, after subtraction of experimental uncertainty if the scrubber and the glovebox exhaust fans are not operating. Three H-Canyon exhaust fans provide sufficient motive force to give this 6.6 cfm flow. Material charged to the dissolver will be limited to chemical hydrogen generation rates that will be greater than or equal to 25 percent of the Lower Flammability Limit (LFL) during normal operations. The H-Canyon fans will maintain hydrogen below LFL if electrical power is lost. No modifications are needed in HB-Line Scrap Recovery to ensure hydrogen is maintained less that LFL if the scrubber and glovebox exhaust fans are not operating.

Hallman, D.F.

2003-01-15

202

Two-level multivariable control system of dissolved oxygen tracking and aeration system for activated sludge processes.  

PubMed

The problem of tracking dissolved oxygen is one of the most complex and fundamental issues related to biological processes. The dissolved oxygen level in aerobic tanks has a significant influence on the behavior and activity of microorganisms. Aerated tanks are supplied with air from an aeration system (blowers, pipes, throttling valves, and diffusers). It is a complex, dynamic system governed by nonlinear hybrid dynamics. Control of the aeration system is also difficult in terms of control of the dissolved oxygen. In this article, a two-level multivariable control system for tracking dissolved oxygen and controlling an aeration system is designed. A nonlinear model predictive control algorithm was applied to design controllers for each level. This overall hierarchical control system was validated by simulation based on real data records provided by a water resource recovery facility located in Kartuzy, Northern Poland. The effect of control system parameters and disturbances was also investigated. PMID:25630122

Piotrowski, Robert

2015-01-01

203

Dissolving variables in connectionist combinatory logic  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A connectionist system which can represent and execute combinator expressions to elegantly solve the variable binding problem in connectionist networks is presented. This system is a graph reduction machine utilizing graph representations and traversal mechanisms similar to ones described in the BoltzCONS system of Touretzky (1986). It is shown that, as combinators eliminate variables by introducing special functions, these functions can be connectionistically implemented without reintroducing variable binding. This approach 'dissolves' an important part of the variable binding problem, in that a connectionist system still has to manipulate complex data structures, but those structures and their manipulations are rendered more uniform.

Barnden, John; Srinivas, Kankanahalli

1990-01-01

204

FINAL REPORT INTEGRATED DM1200 MELTER TESTING USING AZ 102 AND C 106/AY-102 HLW SIMULANTS: HLW SIMULANT VERIFICATION VSL-05R5800-1 REV 0 6/27/05  

SciTech Connect

The principal objectives of the DM1200 melter tests were to determine the effects of feed rheology, feed solid content, and bubbler configuration on glass production rate and off-gas system performance while processing the HLW AZ-101 and C-106/AY-102 feed compositions; characterize melter off-gas emissions; characterize the performance of the prototypical off-gas system components, as well as their integrated performance; characterize the feed, glass product, and off-gas effluents; and perform pre- and post test inspections of system components. The specific objectives (including test success criteria) of this testing, along with how each objective was met, are outlined in a table. The data provided in this Final Report address the impacts of HLW melter feed rheology on melter throughput and validation of the simulated HLW melter feeds. The primary purpose of this testing is to further validate/verify the HLW melter simulants that have been used for previous melter testing and to support their continued use in developing melter and off-gas related processing information for the Project. The primary simulant property in question is rheology. Simulants and melter feeds used in all previous melter tests were produced by direct addition of chemicals; these feed tend to be less viscous than rheological the upper-bound feeds made from actual wastes. Data provided here compare melter processing for the melter feed used in all previous DM100 and DM1200 tests (nominal melter feed) with feed adjusted by the feed vendor (NOAH Technologies) to be more viscous, thereby simulating more closely the upperbounding feed produced from actual waste. This report provides results of tests that are described in the Test Plan for this work. The Test Plan is responsive to one of several test objectives covered in the WTP Test Specification for this work; consequently, only part of the scope described in the Test Specification was addressed in this particular Test Plan. For the purpose of comparison, the tests reported here were performed with AZ-102 and C-106/AY-102 HLW simulants and glass compositions that are essentially the same as those used for recent DM1200 tests. One exception was the use of an alternate, higher-waste-loading C-106/AY-102 glass composition that was used in previous DM100 tests to further evaluate the performance of the optimized bubbler configuration.

KRUGER AA; MATLACK KS; GONG W; BARDAKCI T; D'ANGELO NA; BRANDYS M; KOT WK; PEGG IL

2011-12-29

205

Analysis of mercury in simulated nuclear waste  

SciTech Connect

Mercury, Hg, is a non-radioactive component in the High Level Waste at the Savannah River Site (SRS). Thus, it is a component of the Defense Waste Processing Facility`s (DWPF) process streams. It is present because mercuric nitrate (Hg(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}) is used to dissolve spent fuel rods. Since mercury halides are extremely corrosive, especially at elevated temperatures such as those seen in a melter (1150{degrees}C), its concentration throughout the process needs to be monitored so that it is at an acceptable level prior to reaching the melter off-gas system. The Hg can be found in condensates and sludge feeds and throughout the process and process lines, i.e., at any sampling point. The different samples types that require Hg determinations in the process streams are: (1) sludges, which may be basic or acidic and may or may not include aromatic organics, (2) slurries, which are sludges with frit and will always contain organics (formate and aromatics), and (3) condensates, from feed prep and melter off-gas locations. The condensates are aqueous and the mercury may exist as a complex mixture of halides, oxides, and metal, with levels between 10 and 100 ppm. The mercury in the sludges and slurries can be Hg{sup 0}, Hg{sup +1}, or Hg{sup +2}, with levels between 200 and 3000 ppm, depending upon the location, both time and position, of sampling. For DWPF, both total and soluble Hg concentrations need to be determined. The text below describes how these determinations are being made by the Defense Waste Processing Technology (DWPT) Analytical Laboratory at the Savannah River Site. Both flame atomic absorption (FAA) and cold vapor atomic (CVAA) measurements are discussed. Also, the problems encountered in the steps toward measuring HG in these samples types of condensates and sludges are discussed along with their solutions.

Policke, T.A.; Johnson, L.C.; Best, D.R.

1991-12-31

206

Treatment of SRS Tank 48H Simulants Using Fenton's Reagent  

SciTech Connect

High-level-waste Tank 48H at the Savannah River Site (SRS) contains about 50,000 lb of tetraphenylborate (TPB), which must be destroyed to return the tank to active service. Laboratory-scale tests were conducted to evaluate the use of Fenton's Reagent (hydrogen peroxide and a metal catalyst) to treat simulants of the Tank 48H waste. Samples of the treated slurry and the off-gas were analyzed to determine the reaction products. Process parameters developed earlier by AEA Technology were used for these tests; namely (for 500 mL of waste simulant), reduce pH to 7.5 with nitric acid, heat to boiling, add hydrogen peroxide at 1 mL/min for 1 h, reduce pH to 3.5, and add the remaining peroxide at 2 mL/min. These parameters were developed to minimize the formation of tarry materials during the early part of the reaction and to minimize the concentration of total organic carbon in the final treated slurry. The treated samples contained low concentrations of total organic carbon (TOC) and no detectable TPB. Tests using a mixture of iron and copper salts as the Fenton's catalyst had a lower TOC concentration in the final treated slurry than did tests that used a copper-only catalyst. TPB is known to hydrolyze to benzene, particularly at high temperature and low pH, and copper is known to increase the rate of hydrolysis. Significant amounts of benzene were present in the off-gas from the tests, especially during the early portion of the treatment, indicating that the hydrolysis reaction was occurring in parallel with the oxidation of the TPB by Fenton's reagent. For the reaction conditions used in these tests, approximately equal fractions of the TPB were converted to benzene and carbon dioxide. Minimizing the formation of benzene is important to SRS personnel; however, this consideration was not addressed in the AEA-recommended parameters, since they did not analyze for benzene in the off-gas. Smaller amounts of carbon monoxide and other organics were also produced. One test used a simulant with much lower concentrations of salts, representing washed sludge, and this test produced much smaller amounts of benzene. The nitrite ions in the simulant were oxidized to nitrate, which would increase the amount of peroxide required to oxidize all of the organic carbon. Oxygen is the primary constituent of the off-gas produced from treatment of the samples.

Taylor, PA

2003-11-18

207

Key results from SB8 simulant flowsheet studies  

SciTech Connect

Key technically reviewed results are presented here in support of the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) acceptance of Sludge Batch 8 (SB8). This report summarizes results from simulant flowsheet studies of the DWPF Chemical Process Cell (CPC). Results include: Hydrogen generation rate for the Sludge Receipt and Adjustment Tank (SRAT) and Slurry Mix Evaporator (SME) cycles of the CPC on a 6,000 gallon basis; Volume percent of nitrous oxide, N2O, produced during the SRAT cycle; Ammonium ion concentrations recovered from the SRAT and SME off-gas; and, Dried weight percent solids (insoluble, soluble, and total) measurements and density.

Koopman, D. C.

2013-04-26

208

Integrated optical sensing of dissolved oxygen in microtiter plates: a novel tool for microbial cultivation.  

PubMed

Microtiter plates with integrated optical sensing of dissolved oxygen were developed by immobilization of two fluorophores at the bottom of 96-well polystyrene microtiter plates. The oxygen-sensitive fluorophore responded to dissolved oxygen concentration, whereas the oxygen-insensitive one served as an internal reference. The sensor measured dissolved oxygen accurately in optically well-defined media. Oxygen transfer coefficients, k(L)a, were determined by a dynamic method in a commercial microtiter plate reader with an integrated shaker. For this purpose, the dissolved oxygen was initially depleted by the addition of sodium dithionite and, by oxygen transfer from air, it increased again after complete oxidation of dithionite. k(L)a values in one commercial reader were about 10 to 40 h(-1). k(L)a values were inversely proportional to the filling volume and increased with increasing shaking intensity. Dissolved oxygen was monitored during cultivation of Corynebacterium glutamicum in another reader that allowed much higher shaking intensity. Growth rates determined from optical density measurement were identical to those observed in shaking flasks and in a stirred fermentor. Oxygen uptake rates measured in the stirred fermentor and dissolved oxygen concentrations measured during cultivation in the microtiter plate were used to estimate k(L)a values in a 96-well microtiter plate. The resulting values were about 130 h(-1), which is in the lower range of typical stirred fermentors. The resulting maximum oxygen transfer rate was 26 mM h(-1). Simulations showed that the errors caused by the intermittent measurement method were insignificant under the prevailing conditions. PMID:12557316

John, Gernot T; Klimant, Ingo; Wittmann, Christoph; Heinzle, Elmar

2003-03-30

209

Contribution ratio of freely to total dissolved concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in natural river waters.  

PubMed

The bioavailability and ecological risk of hydrophobic organic compounds (HOCs) in aquatic environments largely depends on their freely dissolved concentrations. In this work, the freely dissolved concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) including phenanthrene, pyrene, and chrysene were determined for the Yellow River, Haihe River and Yongding River of China using polyethylene devices (PEDs). The results indicated that the order of ratios of freely to total dissolved concentrations of the three PAHs was phenanthrene (66.8±20.1%)>pyrene (48.8±26.4%)>chrysene (5.5±3.3%) for the three rivers. The ratios were significantly negatively correlated with the logK(ow) values of the PAHs. In addition, the ratios were negatively correlated with the suspended sediment (SPS) and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations in the river water, and the characteristics of the SPS and DOC were also important factors. Simulation experiments showed that the ratio of freely to total dissolved concentrations of pyrene in the aqueous phase decreased with increasing SPS concentration; when the sediment concentration increased from 2 g L(-1) to 10 g L(-1), the ratio decreased from 67.6% to 38.4% for Yellow River sediment and decreased from 50.4% to 33.6% for Haihe River sediment. This was because with increasing SPS concentration, more and more DOC, small particles and colloids (<0.45 ?m) would enter the aqueous phase. Because high SPS and DOC concentrations exist in many rivers, their effect on the freely dissolved concentrations of HOCs should be considered when conducting an ecological risk assessment. PMID:22963877

Xia, Xinghui; Zhai, Yawei; Dong, Jianwei

2013-02-01

210

Net methylation of mercury in estuarine sediment microcosms amended with dissolved, nanoparticulate, and microparticulate mercuric sulfides.  

PubMed

The production of methylmercury (MeHg) by anaerobic microorganisms depends in part on the speciation and bioavailability of inorganic mercury to these organisms. Our previous work with pure cultures of methylating bacteria has demonstrated that the methylation potential of mercury decreased during the aging of mercuric sulfides (from dissolved to nanoparticulate and microcrystalline HgS). The objective of this study was to understand the relationship between mercury sulfide speciation and methylation potential in experiments that more closely simulate the complexity of sediment settings. The study involved sediment slurry microcosms that represented a spectrum of salinities in an estuary and were each amended with different forms of mercuric sulfides: dissolved Hg and sulfide, nanoparticulate HgS (3-4 nm in diameter), and microparticulate HgS (>500 nm). The results indicated that net MeHg production was influenced by both the activity of sulfate-reducing microorganisms (roughly represented by the rate of sulfate loss) and the bioavailability of mercury. In the presence of abundant sulfate and carbon sources (supporting relatively high microbial activity), net MeHg production in the slurries amended with dissolved Hg was greater than in slurries amended with nano-HgS, similar to previous experiments with pure bacterial cultures. In microcosms with minimal microbial activity (indicated by low rates of sulfate loss), the addition of either dissolved Hg or nano-HgS resulted in similar amounts of net MeHg production. For all slurries receiving micro-HgS, MeHg production did not exceed abiotic controls. In slurries amended with dissolved and nano-HgS, mercury was mainly partitioned to bulk-scale mineral particles and colloids, indicating that Hg bioavailability was not simply related to dissolved Hg concentration or speciation. Overall, the results suggest that models for mercury methylation potential in the environment will need to balance the relative contributions of mercury speciation and activity of methylating microorganisms. PMID:25007388

Zhang, Tong; Kucharzyk, Katarzyna H; Kim, Bojeong; Deshusses, Marc A; Hsu-Kim, Heileen

2014-08-19

211

Photoluminescent detection of dissolved underwater trace explosives.  

PubMed

A portable, rapid, and economical method for in situ trace explosive detection in aqueous solutions was demonstrated using photoluminescence. Using europium/ thenoyltrifluoroacetone as the reagent, dissolved nitroglycerin was fluorescently tagged and detected in seawater solutions without sample preparation, drying, or preconcentration. The chemical method was developed in a laboratory setting and demonstrated in a flow-through configuration using lightweight, inexpensive, commercial components by directly injecting the reagents into a continually flowing seawater stream using a small amount of organic solvent (approximately 8% of the total solution). Europium's vulnerability to vibrational fluorescence quenching by water provided the mode of detection. Without nitroglycerin in the seawater solution, the reagent's fluorescence was quenched, but when dissolved nitroglycerin was present, it displaced the water molecules from the europium/thenoyltrifluoroacetone compound and restored fluorescence. This effort focused on developing a seawater sensor, but performance comparisons were made to freshwater. The method was found to perform better in freshwater and it was shown that certain seawater constituents (such as calcium) have an adverse impact. However, the concentrations of these constituents are not expected to vary significantly from the natural seawater used herein. PMID:20364240

Langston, Tye

2010-01-01

212

DISSOLVED CONCENTRATION LIMITS OF RADIOACTIVE ELEMENTS  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study is to evaluate dissolved concentration limits (also referred to as solubility limits) of elements with radioactive isotopes under probable repository conditions, based on geochemical modeling calculations using geochemical modeling tools, thermodynamic databases, field measurements, and laboratory experiments. The scope of this modeling activity is to predict dissolved concentrations or solubility limits for 14 elements with radioactive isotopes (actinium, americium, carbon, cesium, iodine, lead, neptunium, plutonium, protactinium, radium, strontium, technetium, thorium, and uranium) important to calculated dose. Model outputs for uranium, plutonium, neptunium, thorium, americium, and protactinium are in the form of tabulated functions with pH and log (line integral) CO{sub 2} as independent variables, plus one or more uncertainty terms. The solubility limits for the remaining elements are either in the form of distributions or single values. The output data from this report are fundamental inputs for Total System Performance Assessment for the License Application (TSPA-LA) to determine the estimated release of these elements from waste packages and the engineered barrier system. Consistent modeling approaches and environmental conditions were used to develop solubility models for all of the actinides. These models cover broad ranges of environmental conditions so that they are applicable to both waste packages and the invert. Uncertainties from thermodynamic data, water chemistry, temperature variation, and activity coefficients have been quantified or otherwise addressed.

NA

2004-11-22

213

Novel approach of aceclofenac fast dissolving tablet.  

PubMed

Fast disintegrating tablets (FDTs) have received ever increasing demand during the last decade, and the ?eld has become a hastily growing area in the pharmaceutical industry. Upon introduction into the mouth, these tablets dissolve or disintegrate in the mouth in the absence of additional water for easy administration of active pharmaceutical ingredients. Aceclofenac, an NSAID, has been recommended orally for the treatment of bone and connective tissue disorder and thus the formulation of the same resulted in development of several FDT technologies. The present aim is to formulate a tablet which disintegrate and dissolve rapidly and give its rapid onset of action: analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory action. Besides, the conventional tablets also show poor patient compliance an attempt had been made to formulate for FDT of aceclofenac by using various super disintegrants like sodium starch glycolate, croscarmellose sodium and crosspovidone (polyplasdone XL) and PEG 6000 followed by novel technique. The tablets were evaluated for friability, hardness, weight variation, disintegration time, wetting time, in vitro dissolution studies and drug content studies. It was concluded that the batch which was prepared by using combination of crosspovidone and sodium starch glycolate as a super disintegrant shows excellent disintegration time, enhance dissolution rate, taste masking and hence lead to improve efficacy and bioavailability of drug. PMID:25553683

Dave, Vivek; Yadav, Sachdev; Sharma, Swapnil; Vishwakarma, Pushpendra; Ali, Nasir

2015-01-01

214

Development of a geometrically favorable canyon dissolver  

SciTech Connect

A prototype has been constructed for initial full-scale evaluation using nonfissile materials. There are four charging ports, 6 inches in diameter, connected to a 3-inch annulus. The fuel element or scrap would be loaded into disposable containers, which would be charged to the dissolver ports. For high fissile material, only the bottom four feet of the container would be used, completely isolating the fissile material in a 6-inch well below the annulus. Recirculation and mixing are provided with a central air lift which is capable of recirculating 50 to 100 gallons per minute. Dissolver solution flows up the central air lift pipe, down a conical spillway to the annulus. Flow continues from the annulus to the charging ports through a series of holes in each charging port. The solution then contacts the charge and continues down the ports to the central air lift. Extensive flow studies have been done on one-eighth, one-quarter, and full-scale models.

Graham, F R

1985-01-01

215

Dissolved organic matter in the Baltic Sea  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Several factors highlight the importance of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in coastal ecosystems such as the Baltic Sea: 1) DOM is the main energy source for heterotrophic bacteria in surface waters, thus contributing to the productivity and trophic state of bodies of water. 2) DOM functions as a nutrient source: in the Baltic Sea, more than one-fourth of the bioavailable nutrients can occur in the dissolved organic form in riverine inputs and in surface water during summer. Thus, DOM also supports primary production, both directly (osmotrophy) and indirectly (via remineralization). 3) Flocculation and subsequent deposition of terrestrial DOM within river estuaries may contribute to production and oxygen consumption in coastal sediments. 4) Chromophoric DOM, which is one of the major absorbers of light entering the Baltic Sea, contributes highly to water color, thus affecting the photosynthetic depth as well as recreational value of the Baltic Sea. Despite its large-scale importance to the Baltic Sea ecosystem, DOM has been of minor interest compared with inorganic nutrient loadings. Information on the concentrations and dynamics of DOM in the Baltic Sea has accumulated since the late 1990s, but it is still sporadic. This review provides a coherent view of the current understanding of DOM dynamics in the Baltic Sea.

Hoikkala, L.; Kortelainen, P.; Soinne, H.; Kuosa, H.

2015-02-01

216

Biological and photochemical transformations of amino acids and lignin phenols in riverine dissolved organic matter  

Microsoft Academic Search

The photo- and bio-degradation of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in water from the Broad River were investigated in laboratory\\u000a experiments using a solar simulator to control the intensity and exposure of samples to irradiation. The water samples included\\u000a a natural assemblage of microorganisms, and the daily exposure of samples to irradiation was varied to distinguish the relative\\u000a contributions of photochemical

Ronald Benner; Karl Kaiser

2011-01-01

217

Modelling the production and transport of dissolved organic carbon in forest soils  

Microsoft Academic Search

DyDOC describes soil carbon dynamics, with a focus on dissolved organic carbon (DOC). The model treats the soil as a three-horizon profile, and simulates metabolic carbon transformations, sorption reactions and water transport. Humic substances are partitioned into three fractions, one of which is immobile, while the other two (hydrophilic and hydrophobic) can pass into solution as DOC. DyDOC requires site-specific

B. Michalzik; E. Tipping; J. Mulder; J. F. Gallardo Lancho; E. Matzner; C. L. Bryant; N. Clarke; S. Lofts; M. A. Vicente Esteban

2003-01-01

218

Fast-response sensors for dissolved oxygen  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work we have been developing fast response optical sensors for dissolved oxygen determination based on measuring the luminescence lifetime of a metalloporphyrin polymer. The sensor is produced by electropolymerization of the metalloporphyrin monomer units of platinum tetraphenylporphyrin (Pt-TPP), platinum octaethylporphyrin (Pt-OEP), palladium tetraphenylporphyrin (Pd-TPP) or palladium octaethylporphyrin (Pd-OEP). The polymerization process results in films which are in the region of micrometers thick. The Stern-Volmer quenching constants as determined from luminescence lifetime measurements for these sensors range from 0.90 (mg 1-1)-1) for Pt-TPP to 1.83 (mg 1-1)-1) for Pd-OEP. The response time of these sensors to a step change from an oxygen free to an oxygen saturated solution is in the millisecond region.

Smith, Sheila; Hamill, Alan; Uttamlal, Mahesh; Campbell, Michael; Bailly, David

1999-12-01

219

Method for dissolving delta-phase plutonium  

DOEpatents

A process for dissolving plutonium, and in particular, delta-phase plutonium. The process includes heating a mixture of nitric acid, hydroxylammonium nitrate (HAN) and potassium fluoride to a temperature between 40.degree. and 70.degree. C., then immersing the metal in the mixture. Preferably, the nitric acid has a concentration of not more than 2M, the HAN approximately 0.66M, and the potassium fluoride 0.1M. Additionally, a small amount of sulfamic acid, such as 0.1M can be added to assure stability of the HAN in the presence of nitric acid. The oxide layer that forms on plutonium metal may be removed with a non-oxidizing acid as a pre-treatment step.

Karraker, David G. (1600 Sherwood Pl., SE., Aiken, SC 29801)

1992-01-01

220

Method to Estimate the Dissolved Air Content in Hydraulic Fluid  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In order to verify the air content in hydraulic fluid, an instrument was needed to measure the dissolved air content before the fluid was loaded into the system. The instrument also needed to measure the dissolved air content in situ and in real time during the de-aeration process. The current methods used to measure the dissolved air content require the fluid to be drawn from the hydraulic system, and additional offline laboratory processing time is involved. During laboratory processing, there is a potential for contamination to occur, especially when subsaturated fluid is to be analyzed. A new method measures the amount of dissolved air in hydraulic fluid through the use of a dissolved oxygen meter. The device measures the dissolved air content through an in situ, real-time process that requires no additional offline laboratory processing time. The method utilizes an instrument that measures the partial pressure of oxygen in the hydraulic fluid. By using a standardized calculation procedure that relates the oxygen partial pressure to the volume of dissolved air in solution, the dissolved air content is estimated. The technique employs luminescent quenching technology to determine the partial pressure of oxygen in the hydraulic fluid. An estimated Henry s law coefficient for oxygen and nitrogen in hydraulic fluid is calculated using a standard method to estimate the solubility of gases in lubricants. The amount of dissolved oxygen in the hydraulic fluid is estimated using the Henry s solubility coefficient and the measured partial pressure of oxygen in solution. The amount of dissolved nitrogen that is in solution is estimated by assuming that the ratio of dissolved nitrogen to dissolved oxygen is equal to the ratio of the gas solubility of nitrogen to oxygen at atmospheric pressure and temperature. The technique was performed at atmospheric pressure and room temperature. The technique could be theoretically carried out at higher pressures and elevated temperatures.

Hauser, Daniel M.

2011-01-01

221

Study of dissolved chlorofluorocarbons in Lake Washington  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Measurements of three chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs): trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11), dichlorodifluoromethane (CFC-12) and trichlorotrifluoroethane (CFC-113), along with methyl chloroform (CH3CCl3) and carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) were made in water samples from Lake Washington, using Electron Capture-Gas Chromatography (EC-GC). The samples were collected in mid-autumn, a period when the lake's upper layer undergoes rapid cooling. At the time of sampling, a strong vertical temperature gradient was present in the lake, with surface temperatures of ˜14°C, and near bottom (50 meters) temperatures of ˜8°C. The concentrations of dissolved CFC-12 and CFC-11 increased with depth, as expected from the higher solubilities of these gases at lower temperatures. Atmospheric measurements made at the sampling site at the time of the cruise, showed that CFC-11 and CFC-12 saturations in the near surface samples were 100 % and 106 %, respectively. For the deepest sample (52 meters) CFC-11 and CFC-12 saturations were 102 % and 126 %. Because the surface layer of the lake responds to changes in atmospheric CFCs on a time scale of several weeks, the higher than equilibrium concentrations of CFC-12 observed at the time of sampling may reflect earlier episodes of elevated levels of atmospheric CFC-12 in this urban area. High concentrations of dissolved CFCs in runoff or industrial effluent might also lead to elevated CFC levels in the lake. The cold, deep water of Lake Washington is relatively isolated from the effects of surface gas exchange except during winter, and the supersaturations observed in the deep layer may reflect periods of elevated atmospheric CFC-12 levels from the previous winter season. These results were compared to summertime profiles of CFC-11 and CFC-12 made in 1994.

Han, Lijun; Bullister, John L.; Wisegarver, David P.

2003-06-01

222

Dissolved Concentration Limits of Radioactive Elements  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study is to evaluate dissolved concentration limits (also referred to as solubility limits) of radioactive elements under possible repository conditions, based on geochemical modeling calculations using geochemical modeling tools, thermodynamic databases, and measurements made in laboratory experiments and field work. The scope of this modeling activity is to predict dissolved concentrations or solubility limits for 14 radioactive elements (actinium, americium, carbon, cesium, iodine, lead, neptunium, plutonium, protactinium, radium, strontium, technetium, thorium, and uranium), which are important to calculated dose. Model outputs are mainly in the form of look-up tables plus one or more uncertainty terms. The rest are either in the form of distributions or single values. The results of this analysis are fundamental inputs for total system performance assessment to constrain the release of these elements from waste packages and the engineered barrier system. Solubilities of plutonium, neptunium, uranium, americium, actinium, thorium, protactinium, lead, and radium have been re-evaluated using the newly updated thermodynamic database (Data0.ymp.R2). For all of the actinides, identical modeling approaches and consistent environmental conditions were used to develop solubility models in this revision. These models cover broad ranges of environmental conditions so that they are applicable to both waste packages and the invert. Uncertainties from thermodynamic data, water chemistry, temperature variation, activity coefficients, and selection of solubility controlling phase have been quantified or otherwise addressed. Moreover, a new blended plutonium solubility model has been developed in this revision, which gives a mean solubility that is three orders of magnitude lower than the plutonium solubility model used for the Total System Performance Assessment for the Site Recommendation. Two alternative neptunium solubility models have also been developed in this revision. The base-case models have been validated to the level of confidence required by their relative importance to the potential performance of the repository system. The plutonium and neptunium solubility models have been validated to a higher level of confidence than the rest.

Y. Chen; E.R. Thomas; F.J. Pearson; P.L. Cloke; T.L. Steinborn; P.V. Brady

2003-06-20

223

Centrifugo-pneumatic valving utilizing dissolvable films.  

PubMed

In this article we introduce a novel technology that utilizes specialized water dissolvable thin films for valving in centrifugal microfluidic systems. In previous work (William Meathrel and Cathy Moritz, IVD Technologies, 2007), dissolvable films (DFs) have been assembled in laminar flow devices to form efficient sacrificial valves where DFs simply open by direct contact with liquid. Here, we build on the original DF valving scheme to leverage sophisticated, merely rotationally actuated vapour barriers and flow control for enabling comprehensive assay integration with low-complexity instrumentation on "lab-on-a-disc" platforms. The advanced sacrificial valving function is achieved by creating an inverted gas-liquid stack upstream of the DF during priming of the system. At low rotational speeds, a pocket of trapped air prevents a surface-tension stabilized liquid plug from wetting the DF membrane. However, high-speed rotation disrupts the metastable gas/liquid interface to wet the DF and thus opens the valve. By judicious choice of the radial position and geometry of the valve, the burst frequency can be tuned over a wide range of rotational speeds nearly 10 times greater than those attained by common capillary burst valves based on hydrophobic constrictions. The broad range of reproducible burst frequencies of the DF valves bears the potential for full integration and automation of comprehensive, multi-step biochemical assay protocols. In this report we demonstrate DF valving, discuss the biocompatibility of using the films, and show a potential sequential valving system including the on-demand release of on-board stored liquid reagents, fast centrifugal sedimentation and vigorous mixing; thus providing a viable basis for use in lab-on-a-disc platforms for point-of-care diagnostics and other life science applications. PMID:22692574

Gorkin, Robert; Nwankire, Charles E; Gaughran, Jennifer; Zhang, Xin; Donohoe, Gerard G; Rook, Martha; O'Kennedy, Richard; Ducrée, Jens

2012-08-21

224

DISSOLVED CONCENTRATION LIMITS OF RADIOACTIVE ELEMENTS  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study is to evaluate dissolved concentration limits (also referred to as solubility limits) of elements with radioactive isotopes under probable repository conditions, based on geochemical modeling calculations using geochemical modeling tools, thermodynamic databases, field measurements, and laboratory experiments. The scope of this activity is to predict dissolved concentrations or solubility limits for elements with radioactive isotopes (actinium, americium, carbon, cesium, iodine, lead, neptunium, plutonium, protactinium, radium, strontium, technetium, thorium, and uranium) relevant to calculated dose. Model outputs for uranium, plutonium, neptunium, thorium, americium, and protactinium are provided in the form of tabulated functions with pH and log fCO{sub 2} as independent variables, plus one or more uncertainty terms. The solubility limits for the remaining elements are either in the form of distributions or single values. Even though selection of an appropriate set of radionuclides documented in Radionuclide Screening (BSC 2002 [DIRS 160059]) includes actinium, transport of Ac is not modeled in the total system performance assessment for the license application (TSPA-LA) model because of its extremely short half-life. Actinium dose is calculated in the TSPA-LA by assuming secular equilibrium with {sup 231}Pa (Section 6.10); therefore, Ac is not analyzed in this report. The output data from this report are fundamental inputs for TSPA-LA used to determine the estimated release of these elements from waste packages and the engineered barrier system. Consistent modeling approaches and environmental conditions were used to develop solubility models for the actinides discussed in this report. These models cover broad ranges of environmental conditions so they are applicable to both waste packages and the invert. Uncertainties from thermodynamic data, water chemistry, temperature variation, and activity coefficients have been quantified or otherwise addressed.

P. Bernot

2005-07-13

225

EFFECT OF LONG-TERM REDUCTION AND DIEL FLUCTUATIONS IN DISSOLVED OXYGEN ON SPAWNING OF BLACK CRAPPIE, 'POMOXIS NIGROMACULATUS'  

EPA Science Inventory

Mature black crappies were exposed over winter in the laboratory to constant dissolved oxygen concentrations near 2.5, 4.0, 5.5, and 7.0 mg/liter. Starting on 26 April during a simulated spring-to-summer rise in water temperature, some were continued at the original oxygen concen...

226

EFFECTS OF SUNLIGHT ON CARBOXYL CONTENT OF DISSOLVED ORGANIC MATTER IN THE SATILLA RIVER OF GEORGIA, UNITED STATES  

EPA Science Inventory

A study examined the effect of sunlight-initiated photo-degradation of dissolved organic matter (DOM) on its carboxyl content, and the role of oxygen and iron in this process. Solar-simulated irradiations were performed on 0.2-mm filtered water samples collected from the highly c...

227

FOREST SOIL RESPONSE TO ACID AND SALT ADDITIONS OF SULFATE III. SOLUBILIZATION AND COMPOSITION OF DISSOLVED ORGANIC CARBON  

EPA Science Inventory

A year-long experiment, using reconstructed spodosol and intact alfisol soil columns, was conducted to examine the effects of various simulated throughfall solutions on soil C dynamics. oil organic C solubilization, dissolved organic C fractions, and decomposition rates were stud...

228

Free Zinc Ion and Dissolved Orthophosphate Effects on  

E-print Network

Free Zinc Ion and Dissolved Orthophosphate Effects on Phytoplankton from Coeur d'Alene Lake, Idaho. This phosphorus-limited lake has been subjected to decades of mining (primarily for zinc and silver) and other of free (uncomplexed) zinc ion and dissolved- orthophosphate concentrations on phytoplankton that were

229

Transport of dissolved oxygen through silicone rubber membrane  

Microsoft Academic Search

The transport of dissolved oxygen in water through a silicone rubber membrane was studied theoretically and experimentally. The apparent oxygen permeability coefficients of silicone rubber were measured at various membrane thicknesses, temperatures, and concentration levels. The permeation flux was measured under both steady-and unsteady-state conditions. For the first time, the thickness effect of dissolved gas permeation has been studied. It

Sun-Tak Hwang; Thomas E. S. Tang; Karl Kammermeyer

1971-01-01

230

Radiation aspects of the Redox multipurpose dissolver incident  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report is a record of the radiation and contamination effect of the Redox multipurpose dissolver incident and the steps taken after the incident to control the contamination. The new multipurpose dissolver was installed in R cell in March, 1960. It was used successfully until the evening of April 17, 1960, at which time some of the uranium metal ignited

Uebelacker

1960-01-01

231

Dissolved silver in European estuarine and coastal waters  

Microsoft Academic Search

Silver is one of the most toxic elements for the marine microbial and invertebrate community. However, little is known about the distribution and behaviour of dissolved silver in marine systems. This paper reports data on dissolved and sediment-associated silver in European estuaries and coastal waters which have been impacted to different extents by past and present anthropogenic inputs. This is

Alan D. Tappin; Jose L. Barriada; Charlotte B. Braungardt; E. Hywel Evans; Matthew D. Patey; Eric P. Achterberg

2010-01-01

232

Constraining oceanic dust deposition using surface ocean dissolved Al  

E-print Network

Constraining oceanic dust deposition using surface ocean dissolved Al Qin Han,1 J. Keith Moore,1; accepted 7 December 2007; published 12 April 2008. [1] We use measurements of ocean surface dissolved Al (DEAD) model to constrain dust deposition to the oceans. Our Al database contains all available

Zender, Charles

233

Interactions of Arsenic and the Dissolved Substances Derived from  

E-print Network

Interactions of Arsenic and the Dissolved Substances Derived from Turf Soils Z H A N G R O N G C H for the control of weeds in turf grasses at golf courses in Florida. There are concerns about arsenic (As for arsenic species (arsenite, AsIII and arsenate, AsV), dissolved organic matter, and additional constituents

Florida, University of

234

Black Carbon in Estuarine and Coastal Ocean Dissolved Organic Matter  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Analysis of high-molecular-weight dissolved organic matter (DOM) from two estuaries in the northwest Atlantic Ocean reveals that black carbon (BC) is a significant component of previously uncharacterized DOM, suggesting that river-estuary systems are important exporters of recalcitrant dissolved organic carbon to the ocean.

Mannino, Antonio; Harvey, H. Rodger

2003-01-01

235

What controls dissolved iron concentrations in the world ocean?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dissolved (< 0.4 ?m) iron has been measured in 354 samples at 30 stations in the North and South Pacific, Southern Ocean and North Atlantic by the Trace Metals Laboratory at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. These stations are all more than 50 km from a continental margin. The global distribution of dissolved iron, which is derived from these profiles, is

Kenneth S. Johnson; R. Michael Gordon; Kenneth H. Coale

1997-01-01

236

Dissolved P in streams in dry years and wet years  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Dissolved phosphorus (P) has often been identified as the nutrient of concern in lakes, reservoirs, and streams especially where there is evidence of eutrophication. We analyzed contiguous-spatial and temporal variability of dissolved P [soluble reactive P (SRP)] stream concentrations during times ...

237

Dissolved-Oxygen Requirements of Three Species of Fish  

Microsoft Academic Search

Critical dissolved-oxygen levels and standard metabolic rates were determined for the bluegill, Lepomis macrochirus; largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides; and the channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, at 25° C., 30° C., and 35° C. Two types of experiments were conducted: shock tests in which the dissolved oxygen was dropped rapidly from near saturation to a critically low point; and acclimation tests in

D. D. Moss; D. C. Scott

1961-01-01

238

Before and after studies of the effects of a power plant installation on Lake Lyndon B. Johnson. Nutrient and dissolved oxygen dynamics of a short detention time Texas reservoir. Interim report No. 5  

Microsoft Academic Search

Four different approaches (a nutrient mass balance, a nutrient-phytoplankton simulation model, analytical equations describing turbulent diffusion, and a numeric dissolved oxygen model) were utilized to investigate the nutrient and dissolved oxygen dynamics of Lake Lyndon B. Johnson during 1972 to 1973. The factors that were most important to the modeling of a short detention time impoundment were examined. Based on

J. L. Schnoor; E. G. Fruh

1976-01-01

239

Dissolved gas quantification and bubble formation in liquid chemical dispense  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Gas dissolved in liquids such as photoresist comes out of solution as bubbles after the liquid experiences a pressure drop in a dispense train and may cause on-wafer defects. Reservoirs in the dispense train can assist in removing bubbles but are incapable of effectively removing dissolved gas. This study demonstrates the importance of maintaining the amount of dissolved gas in a liquid below a critical value to reduce bubbles generated after a pressure drop in the dispense train occurs. The methodology used to quantify dissolved gas during liquid dispense cycle using gas chromatography is discussed. The amount of dissolved gas is correlated to the amount of bubbles downstream of a pressure drop. This study also analyzes sources of bubbles in the dispense train and techniques to mediate the sources.

Tom, Glenn; Liu, Wei

2009-12-01

240

Dissolved Humic Matter in Arctic Estuaries  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As part of the German-Russian bilateral SIRRO(Siberian River Runoff)-project we studied the distribution of dissolved humic matter isolated by XAD-8 in the estuarine waters of the Ob and Yenisei rivers. The relative contributions of humic matter carbon to total DOC decreased from 61-77 percent in the river freshwater endmember to 35-40 percent in the marine waters of the open Kara Sea at salinities 33 psu. Humic carbon mixed conservatively in the Yenisei and non-conservatively in the Ob, where partial removal was indicated in the low salinity range. Changes in the relative contribution of humic matter to different molecular weight classes of DOM (ultrafiltration cutoffs 150 KDa, 450 KDa, 800 KDa) were studied along the salinity gradient in the Yenisei. High molecular weight DOM is relatively enriched in humics in fresh-water compared to sea-water HMW-DOM. Low molecular weight DOM is realtively enriched in humics in sea-water compared to fresh-water LMW-DOM. Throughout the estuary humic matter is depleted in 13C and nitrogen compared to total DOM, reflecting a dominant soil source. We estimate an annual input of 5 Tg humic matter carbon by the two rivers into the Kara Sea.

Spitzy, A.; Koehler, H.; Ertl, S.

2002-12-01

241

Production and characterization of rapidly dissolving cryopellets.  

PubMed

The procedure described in this study provides a platform technology for rapidly dissolving, single-dosed cryopellets. The different steps during cryopellet production were investigated, covering droplet generation, droplet freezing in liquid nitrogen (LN2 ) as well as cryopellet properties. With the setup developed, uniform droplets between 4 and 14 ?L were produced. The freezing behavior was similar to approaches reported in the literature. A weight loss reported for droplets frozen in LN2 could not be confirmed. Mechanical stability as observed with texture analysis as well as dissolution time increased with increasing solid content. All cryopellets immediately disintegrated when in contact with the dissolution medium. The dissolution times of amorphous sucrose and trehalose-based cryopellets at different solid content levels were comparable. Crystalline mannitol cryopellets showed in general a higher dissolution time. The formation of ?-mannitol potentially makes the cryopellets suitable as an intermediate product for tableting. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. and the American Pharmacists Association J Pharm Sci 104:1668-1676, 2015. PMID:25631983

Erber, Matthias; Lee, Geoffrey

2015-05-01

242

Dissolved silica budget for the Baltic Sea  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A budget model covering the Baltic Sea was developed for the time period 1980-2000 to estimate water and dissolved silica (DSi) fluxes as well as internal DSi sinks/sources. The Baltic Sea was resolved by eight basins, where the largest basin — the Baltic Proper — was divided laterally into north/west and southern/east parts as well as vertically to take into account the existence of the permanent halocline. The basins demonstrated rather different patterns with regard to silica cycling. The Gulfs of Finland and Riga together with the northernmost basins, Bothnian Bay and Bothnian Sea, are distinguished by substantial specific rates of silica removal accounting for 1.6-4.9 g Si m - 2 yr - 1 . Bearing in mind the large total primary production, the basins comprising the Baltic Proper with the specific removal rates 0.2 and 1.2 g Si m - 2 yr - 1 , do not appear as regions with a high silica accumulation. The Arkona and the Kattegat mainly behave as regions of rapid through-flows. These results point out the northernmost Gulf of Bothnia, the Gulfs of Riga and Finland as areas with a larger share of biogenic silica accumulation than in the Baltic Proper. It is attributed to hydrographic and hydrochemical features. An estimate of diatom export production was made for the Baltic Proper showing that the diatom contribution accounts for 19-44% of the net export production.

Papush, L.; Danielsson, Å.; Rahm, L.

2009-06-01

243

Methanex, Hoechst Celanese dissolve methanol partnership  

SciTech Connect

One of the many joint venture alliances recently announced in the petrochemical sector is ending in divorce. Hoechst Celanese Chemical (Dallas) and Methanex Corp. (Vancouver) are in the process of dissolving the partnership they had formed to restart Hoechst Celanese's methanol plant at Clear Lake, TX. Hoechst Celanese says it is actively seeking replacement partners and has several likely prospects, while Methanex is concentrating on its other ventures. Those include its just-completed acquisition of Fletcher Challenge's (Auckland, NZ) methanol business and a joint venture with American Cyanamid to convert an ammonia plant at Fortier, LA to methanol. Methanex will still be the world's largest producer of methanol. Officially, the negotiations between Methanex and Hoechst Celanese just broke down over the last month or so,' says Steve Yurich, operations manager for the Clear Lake plant. Market sources, however, say that Methanex found itself with too many irons in the fire' and pulled out before it ran into financial or perhaps even antitrust difficulties.

Morris, G.D.L.

1993-03-31

244

Determination of dissolved aluminum in water samples  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A technique has been modified for determination of a wide range of concentrations of dissolved aluminum (Al) in water and has been tested. In this technique, aluminum is complexed with 8-hydroxyquinoline at pH 8.3 to minimize interferences, then extracted with methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK). The extract is analyzed colorimetrically at 395 nm. This technique is used to analyze two forms of monomeric Al, nonlabile (organic complexes) and labile (free, Al, Al sulfate, fluoride and hydroxide complexes). A detection limit 2 ug/L is possible with 25-ml samples and 10-ml extracts. The detection limit can be decreased by increasing the volume of the sample and (or) decreasing the volume of the methyl isobutyl ketone extract. The analytical uncertainty of this method is approximately + or - 5 percent. The standard addition technique provides a recovery test for this technique and ensures precision in samples of low Al concentrations. The average percentage recovery of the added Al plus the amount originally present was 99 percent. Data obtained from analyses of filtered standard solutions indicated that Al is adsorbed on various types of filters. However, the relationship between Al concentrations and adsorption remains linear. A test on standard solutions also indicated that Al is not adsorbed on nitric acid-washed polyethylene and polypropylene bottle wells. (USGS)

Afifi, A.A.

1983-01-01

245

Corrosion of irradiated MOX fuel in presence of dissolved H 2  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The corrosion behaviour of irradiated MOX fuel (47 GWd/tHM) has been studied in an autoclave experiment simulating repository conditions. Fuel fragments were corroded at room temperature in a 10 mM NaCl/2 mM NaHCO 3 solution in presence of dissolved H 2 for 2100 days. The results show that dissolved H 2 in concentration 1 mM and higher inhibits oxidation and dissolution of the fragments. Stable U and Pu concentrations were measured at 7 × 10 -10 and 5 × 10 -11 M, respectively. Caesium was only released during the first two years of the experiment. The results indicate that the UO 2 matrix of a spent MOX fuel is the main contributor to the measured dissolution, while the corrosion of the high burn-up Pu-rich islands appears negligible.

Carbol, P.; Fors, P.; Van Winckel, S.; Spahiu, K.

2009-07-01

246

Fish embryos are damaged by dissolved PAHs, not oil particles.  

PubMed

To distinguish the toxicity of whole oil droplets from compounds dissolved in water, responses of zebrafish embryos exposed to particulate-laden, mechanically dispersed Alaska North Slope crude oil (mechanically dispersed oil (MDO)) were compared to those of embryos protected from direct oil droplet contact by an agarose matrix. Most polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in MDO were contained in oil droplets; about 16% were dissolved. The agarose precluded embryo contact with particulate oil but allowed diffusive passage of dissolved PAHs. The incidence of edema, hemorrhaging, and cardiac abnormalities in embryos was dose-dependent in both MDO and agarose and the biological effects in these compartments were identical in character. Although mean total PAH (TPAH) concentrations in MDO were about 5-9 times greater than in agarose, dissolved PAH concentrations were similar in the two compartments. Furthermore, mean differences in paired embryo responses between compartments were relatively small (14-23%, grand mean 17%), typically with a larger response in embryos exposed to MDO. Therefore, the embryos reacted only to dissolved PAHs and the response difference between compartments is explained by diffusion. Averaged over 48 h, the estimated mean TPAH concentration in agarose was about 16% less than the dissolved TPAH concentration in MDO. Thus, PAHs dissolved from oil are toxic and physical contact with oil droplets is not necessary for embryotoxicity. PMID:18479765

Carls, Mark G; Holland, Larry; Larsen, Marie; Collier, Tracy K; Scholz, Nathaniel L; Incardona, John P

2008-06-23

247

Impact of Stream Channel Urbanization on Dissolved Oxygen Concentrations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dissolved oxygen concentration in freshwater streams is an important regulator of ecosystem processes and indicator of stream health. This study attempts to investigate the impacts of urbanization and temperature on dissolved oxygen fluctuations in streams. Field measurements, laboratory experiments, and analysis of diurnal cycles of dissolved oxygen are evaluated in eight streams of the Baltimore and Anacostia watersheds along an urban to rural gradient. Temperature and dissolved oxygen measurements were taken from 8 long-term monitoring sites (5 Baltimore Long Term Ecological Research sites and 3 Anacostia branch sites monitored by the U.S. Geological Survey) in order to characterize fluctuations in dissolved oxygen influenced by changes in land use and temperature. Laboratory experiments investigating changes in 5-day biochemical oxygen demand across 3 different temperatures (4, 15, and 20 degrees Celsius) across land use were conducted using a temperature controlled incubator. Biochemical oxygen demand typically increased with increasing temperature and varied with land use. There were strong relationships between routine dissolved oxygen and temperature seasonally in streams of the Baltimore Long-Term Ecological Research site and Anacostia watershed. Land use and temperature may influence biochemical oxygen demand in streams and impact seasonal dynamics of dissolved oxygen.

Van Orden, E. T.

2011-12-01

248

Chapter A6. Section 6.2. Dissolved Oxygen  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Accurate data for the concentration of dissolved oxygen in surface and ground waters are essential for documenting changes in environmental water resources that result from natural phenomena and human activities. Dissolved oxygen is necessary in aquatic systems for the survival and growth of many aquatic organisms and is used as an indicator of the health of surface-water bodies. This section of the National Field Manual (NFM) includes U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) guidance and protocols for four methods to determine dissolved-oxygen concentrations: the amperometric, luminescent-sensor, spectrophotometric, and iodometric (Winkler) methods.

Revised by Lewis, Michael Edward

2006-01-01

249

GLOBE Videos: Hydrology Protocols - Dissolved Oxygen (12:06 min)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This video introduces the measurement of dissolved oxygen in a water body as an important indicator of ecosystem health, and demonstrates students analyzing a water sample for dissolved oxygen. The resource includes a video and a written transcript, and is supported by the Dissolved Oxygen Protocol in the GLOBE Teacher's Guide. This is one of seven videos on hydrology in the 24-part instructional video series describing scientific protocols used by GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment), a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.

250

Isolation and chemical characterization of dissolved and colloidal organic matter  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Commonly used techniques for the concentration and isolation of organic matter from water, such as preparative chromatography, ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis, and the methods used to analyze the organic matter obtained by these methods are reviewed. The development of methods to obtain organic matter that is associated with fractions of the dissolved organic carbon other than humic substances, such as organic bases, hydrophilic organic acids and colloidal organic matter are discussed. Methods specifically used to study dissolved organic nitrogen and dissolved organic phosphorous are also discussed. -from Authors

Aiken, G.; Leenheer, J.

1993-01-01

251

Dissolved oxygen as an indicator of bioavailable dissolved organic carbon in groundwater  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Concentrations of dissolved oxygen (DO) plotted vs. dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in groundwater samples taken from a coastal plain aquifer of South Carolina (SC) showed a statistically significant hyperbolic relationship. In contrast, DO-DOC plots of groundwater samples taken from the eastern San Joaquin Valley of California (CA) showed a random scatter. It was hypothesized that differences in the bioavailability of naturally occurring DOC might contribute to these observations. This hypothesis was examined by comparing nine different biochemical indicators of DOC bioavailability in groundwater sampled from these two systems. Concentrations of DOC, total hydrolysable neutral sugars (THNS), total hydrolysable amino acids (THAA), mole% glycine of THAA, initial bacterial cell counts, bacterial growth rates, and carbon dioxide production/consumption were greater in SC samples relative to CA samples. In contrast, the mole% glucose of THNS and the aromaticity (SUVA254) of DOC was greater in CA samples. Each of these indicator parameters were observed to change with depth in the SC system in a manner consistent with active biodegradation. These results are uniformly consistent with the hypothesis that the bioavailability of DOC is greater in SC relative to CA groundwater samples. This, in turn, suggests that the presence/absence of a hyperbolic DO-DOC relationship may be a qualitative indicator of relative DOC bioavailability in groundwater systems.

Chapelle, Francis H.; Bradley, Paul M.; McMahon, Peter B.; Kaiser, Karl; Benner, Ron

2012-01-01

252

40 CFR 430.10 - Applicability; description of the dissolving kraft subcategory.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS THE PULP, PAPER, AND PAPERBOARD...SOURCE CATEGORY Dissolving Kraft Subcategory § 430.10...description of the dissolving kraft subcategory. The provisions...production of dissolving pulp at kraft...

2010-07-01

253

Photoreactivity of chromophoric dissolved organic matter transported by the Mackenzie River to the Beaufort Sea  

E-print Network

Photoreactivity of chromophoric dissolved organic matter transported by the Mackenzie River: Chromophoric dissolved organic matter Dissolved organic carbon Photodegradation Mackenzie River Arctic Ocean and min) for the Mackenzie River and a sample from the Mackenzie Shelf. The photoreactivity of Mackenzie

Vincent, Warwick F.

254

The marine biogeochemistry of dissolved and colloidal iron  

E-print Network

Iron is a redox active trace metal micronutrient essential for primary production and nitrogen acquisition in the open ocean. Dissolved iron (dFe) has extremely low concentrations in marine waters that can drive phytoplankton ...

Fitzsimmons, Jessica Nicole

2013-01-01

255

DESIGN PROCEDURES FOR DISSOLVED OXYGEN CONTROL OF ACTIVATED SLUDGE PROCESSES  

EPA Science Inventory

This report presents design procedures and guidelines for the selection of aeration equipment and dissolved (DO) control systems for activated sludge treatment plants. Aeration methods, equipment and application techniques are examined and selection procedures offered. Various DO...

256

DISSOLVED AIR FLOTATION TREATMENT OF GULF SHRIMP CANNERY WASTEWATER  

EPA Science Inventory

This study reports on the operation of a plant scale dissolved air flotation system installed to define and evaluate attainable shrimp cannery wastewater treatment levels. The system was operated in all three modes of DAF pressurization. Destabilizing coagulants investigation inc...

257

7 CFR 1413.113 - Deceased individuals or dissolved entities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS COMMODITY INCENTIVE PAYMENT PROGRAMS Durum Wheat Quality Program § 1413.113 Deceased individuals or dissolved entities. (a) Payment may be made for an...

2012-01-01

258

7 CFR 1413.113 - Deceased individuals or dissolved entities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS COMMODITY INCENTIVE PAYMENT PROGRAMS Durum Wheat Quality Program § 1413.113 Deceased individuals or dissolved entities. (a) Payment may be made for an...

2014-01-01

259

7 CFR 1413.113 - Deceased individuals or dissolved entities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS COMMODITY INCENTIVE PAYMENT PROGRAMS Durum Wheat Quality Program § 1413.113 Deceased individuals or dissolved entities. (a) Payment may be made for an...

2011-01-01

260

7 CFR 1413.113 - Deceased individuals or dissolved entities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS COMMODITY INCENTIVE PAYMENT PROGRAMS Durum Wheat Quality Program § 1413.113 Deceased individuals or dissolved entities. (a) Payment may be made for an...

2013-01-01

261

Neptunium estimation in dissolver and high-level-waste solutions  

SciTech Connect

This papers deals with the optimization of the experimental conditions for the estimation of {sup 237}Np in spent-fuel dissolver/high-level waste solutions using thenoyltrifluoroacetone as the extractant. (authors)

Pathak, P.N.; Prabhu, D.R.; Kanekar, A.S.; Manchanda, V.K. [Radiochemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai - 400 085 (India)

2008-07-01

262

Microbial production and consumption of marine dissolved organic matter  

E-print Network

Marine phytoplankton are the principal producers of oceanic dissolved organic matter (DOM), the organic substrate responsible for secondary production by heterotrophic microbes in the sea. Despite the importance of DOM in ...

Becker, Jamie William

2013-01-01

263

INVESTIGATION OF A HONEYWELL DISSOLVED OXYGEN PARAMETRIC SYSTEM  

EPA Science Inventory

A Honeywell dissolved oxygen parametric system was investigated for possible application in EPA's research on sewage treatment. Laboratory and field data were accumulated. Summaries on selected background and theoretical aspects of the measurement have been included for those unf...

264

Dynamics and environmental significance of dissolved organic matter in soil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dissolved organic matter (DOM) comprises only a small part of soil organic matter; nevertheless, it affects many processes in soil and water including the most serious environmental problems like soil and water pollution and global warming\\

Nanthi S. Bolan; Domy C. Adriano

265

COMPARISON OF METHODS FOR DETERMINATION OF DISSOLVED INORGANIC CARBON  

EPA Science Inventory

The presentation reviews several approaches for determining dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) in drinking water. xperimental studies compared the accuracy and precision of DIC determination obtained by either direct analysis using a coulometric titration technique, or by comutatio...

266

FIELD MEASUREMENT OF DISSOLVED OXYGEN: A COMPARISON OF TECHNIQUES  

EPA Science Inventory

The measurement and interpretation of geochemical redox parameters are key components of ground water remedial investigations. Dissolved oxygen (DO) is perhaps the most robust geochemical parameter in redox characterization; however, recent work has indicated a need for proper da...

267

DISSOLVED OXYGEN, TEMPERATURE, SURVIVAL OF YOUNG AT FISH SPAWNING SITES  

EPA Science Inventory

Fluctuations of dissolved oxygen concentrations and water temperatures in their natural spawning sites were measured during embryo through larva stages of northern pike (Esox lucius), and during embryo and sac larva stages of bluegills (Lepomis macrochirus) and pumpkinseeds (Lepo...

268

EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE VARIATION ON CRITICAL STREAM DISSOLVED OXYGEN  

EPA Science Inventory

The classical assumption that the lowest dissolved oxygen (DO) occurs at the highest temperature may not always hold. The DO saturation concentration decreases monotonically with increasing temperature, lowering the DO, but the reaeration coefficient increases monotonically with ...

269

High-pressure injection of dissolved oxygen for hydrocarbon remediation in a fractured dolostone aquifer  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A field experiment was completed at a fractured dolomite aquifer in southwestern Ontario, Canada, to assess the delivery of supersaturated dissolved oxygen (supersaturated with respect to ambient conditions) for enhanced bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons in groundwater. The injection lasted for 1.5 h using iTi's gPro® oxygen injection technology at pressures of up to 450 kPa and at concentrations of up to 34 mg O 2/L. A three-dimensional numerical model for advective-dispersive transport of dissolved oxygen within a discretely-fractured porous medium was calibrated to the observed field conditions under a conservative (no-consumption) scenario. The simulation demonstrated that oxygen rapidly filled the local intersecting fractures as well as the porous matrix surrounding the injection well. Following injection, the local fractures were rapidly flushed by the natural groundwater flow system but slow back-diffusion ensured a relatively longer residence time in the matrix. A sensitivity analysis showed significant changes in behaviour with varying fracture apertures and hydraulic gradients. Applying the calibrated model to a 7-day continuous injection scenario showed oxygen residence times (at the 3 mg/L limit), within a radius of 2-4 m from the injection well, of up to 100 days. This study has demonstrated that supersaturated dissolved oxygen can be effectively delivered to this type of a fractured and porous bedrock system at concentrations and residence times potentially sufficient for enhanced aerobic biodegradation.

Greer, K. D.; Molson, J. W.; Barker, J. F.; Thomson, N. R.; Donaldson, C. R.

2010-10-01

270

Formulation of rizatriptan benzoate fast dissolving buccal films by emulsion evaporation technique  

PubMed Central

Aim: The present study deals with the formulation of fast dissolving films of Rizatriptan benzoate that is used for the treatment of Migraine. The concept of fast-dissolving drug delivery emerged from the desire to provide patient with more conventional means of taking their medication. Materials and Methods: In the present research work, various trials were carried out using film forming agents such as maltodextrin, gum karaya and xanthan gum to prepare an ideal film. Emulsion evaporation method was used for the preparation of films. The prepared films were evaluated for weight uniformity, drug content, film thickness, folding endurance, dispersion test and curling. The in vitro dissolution studies were carried out using simulated salivary fluid (pH 6.8 phosphate buffer). Results: About 97% of the drug was found to be released from the film within 10 min that is a desirable character for fast absorption. The drug excipient interaction studies carried out by differential scanning calorimetry analysis and Fourier transform infrared studies revealed that there were no major interactions between the drugs and excipients used for the preparation of films. Conclusion: Fast dissolving films of Rizatriptan benzoate prepared by emulsion evaporation technique were found to be suitable for eliciting better therapeutic effect in the treatment of migraine. PMID:25838995

Vidyadhara, Suryadevara; Sasidhar, Reddyvallam Lankapalli; Balakrishna, Thalamanchi; Vardhan, Malapolu Santha

2015-01-01

271

High-pressure injection of dissolved oxygen for hydrocarbon remediation in a fractured dolostone aquifer.  

PubMed

A field experiment was completed at a fractured dolomite aquifer in southwestern Ontario, Canada, to assess the delivery of supersaturated dissolved oxygen (supersaturated with respect to ambient conditions) for enhanced bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons in groundwater. The injection lasted for 1.5h using iTi's gPro® oxygen injection technology at pressures of up to 450 kPa and at concentrations of up to 34 mg O?/L. A three-dimensional numerical model for advective-dispersive transport of dissolved oxygen within a discretely-fractured porous medium was calibrated to the observed field conditions under a conservative (no-consumption) scenario. The simulation demonstrated that oxygen rapidly filled the local intersecting fractures as well as the porous matrix surrounding the injection well. Following injection, the local fractures were rapidly flushed by the natural groundwater flow system but slow back-diffusion ensured a relatively longer residence time in the matrix. A sensitivity analysis showed significant changes in behaviour with varying fracture apertures and hydraulic gradients. Applying the calibrated model to a 7-day continuous injection scenario showed oxygen residence times (at the 3mg/L limit), within a radius of 2-4m from the injection well, of up to 100 days. This study has demonstrated that supersaturated dissolved oxygen can be effectively delivered to this type of a fractured and porous bedrock system at concentrations and residence times potentially sufficient for enhanced aerobic biodegradation. PMID:20727615

Greer, K D; Molson, J W; Barker, J F; Thomson, N R; Donaldson, C R

2010-10-21

272

Assessment of water quality and factors affecting dissolved oxygen in the Sangamon River, Decatur to Riverton, Illinois, summer 1982  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Water quality and processes that affect the dissolved-oxygen concentration in a 45.9 mile reach of the Sangamon River from Decatur to Riverton, Illinois, were determined from data collected during low-flow periods in the summer of 1982. Relations among dissolved oxygen, water discharge, biochemical oxygen demand, ammonia and nitrite plus nitrate concentrations, and photosynthetic-oxygen production were simulated using a one-dimensional, steady-state computer model. Average dissolved oxygen concentrations ranged from 8.0 milligrams per liter at the upstream end of the study reach at Decatur to 5.2 milligrams per liter 12.2 miles downstream. Ammonia concentrations ranged from 45 milligrams per liter at the mouth of Stevens Creek (2.6 miles downstream from Decatur) to 0.03 milligram per liter at the downstream end of the study reach. Un-ionized ammonia concentrations exceeded the maximum concentration specified in the State water quality standard (0.04 milligram per liter) throughout most of the study reach. Model simulations indicated that oxidation of ammonia to form nitrite plus nitrate was the most significant process leading to low dissolved oxygen concentrations in the river. (USGS)

Schmidt, A.R.; Stamer, J.K.

1987-01-01

273

Bacterial utilization of different size classes of dissolved organic matter  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bacterial utilization of high-molecular-weight (HMW; > 1 kDa) and low-molecular-weight (LMW; < 1 kDa) dissolved organic C (DOC) was investigated in freshwater and marine systems by measuring dissolved oxygen consumption, bacterial abundance, and bacterial production in size-fractionated samples. Tangential- flow ultrafiltration was used to separate HMW and LMW DOC. More than 80% of the DOC in Amazon River samples was

Rainer M. W. Arnon; Ronald Benner

1996-01-01

274

[The general analytical methods for gases dissolved in liquids: sonoluminescence].  

PubMed

How to analyze the gases dissolved in water or organic liquids is a challenging problem in analytical chemistry. Till the present time, only the dissolved oxygen in water can be analyzed by chemical and instrumental methods, while other gases, e. g. CO2, N2, CH4, Ar, He, Ke, still can not be analyzed by chemical or instrumental methods. The present paper gives a review on using sonoluminescence for gas analysis in water or organic liquids. PMID:20038024

Deng, Jiu-Shuai; Liu, Yan

2009-10-01

275

The Dissolution of Desicooler Residues in H-Canyon Dissolvers  

SciTech Connect

A series of dissolution and characterization studies has been performed to determine if FB-Line residues stored in desicooler containers will dissolve using a modified H-Canyon processing flowsheet. Samples of desicooler materials were used to evaluate dissolving characteristics in the low-molar nitric acid solutions used in H-Canyon dissolvers. The selection for the H-Canyon dissolution of desicooler residues was based on their high-enriched uranium content and trace levels of plutonium. Test results showed that almost all of the enriched uranium will dissolve from the desicooler materials after extended boiling in one molar nitric acid solutions. The residue that contained uranium after completion of the extended boiling cycle consisted of brown solids that had agglomerated into large pieces and were floating on top of the dissolver solution. Addition of tenth molar fluoride to a three molar nitric acid solution containing boron did not dissolve remaining uranium from the brown solids. Only after boiling in an eight molar nitric acid-tenth molar fluoride solution without boron did remaining uranium and aluminum dissolve from the brown solids. The amount of uranium associated with brown solids would be approximately 1.4 percent of the total uranium content of the desicooler materials. The brown solids that remain in the First Uranium Cycle feed will accumulate at the organic/aqueous interface during solvent extraction operations. Most of the undissolved white residue that remained after extended boiling was aluminum oxide containing additional trace quantities of impurities. However, the presence of mercury used in H-Canyon dissolvers should complete the dissolution of these aluminum compounds.

Gray, J.H.

2003-06-23

276

Microbial uptake of dissolved organic matter in Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica  

Microsoft Academic Search

The distribution and activity of bacterioplankton, and the turnover of dissolved organic matter (DOM) were examined in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. On the eastern side of the Sound, bacteria averaged 6.5×108 l-1, and turnover rates of dissolved adenosine triphosphate, D-glucose and l-leucine averaged 16, 116 and 124 h, respecitvely. These molecules as well as thymidine were taken up maximally from 0°

R. E. Hodson; F. Azam; A. F. Carlucci; J. A. Fuhrman; D. M. Karl; O. Holm-Hansen

1981-01-01

277

Puget Sound Dissolved Oxygen Modeling Study: Development of an Intermediate-Scale Hydrodynamic Model  

SciTech Connect

The Washington State Department of Ecology contracted with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to develop an intermediate-scale hydrodynamic and water quality model to study dissolved oxygen and nutrient dynamics in Puget Sound and to help define potential Puget Sound-wide nutrient management strategies and decisions. Specifically, the project is expected to help determine 1) if current and potential future nitrogen loadings from point and non-point sources are significantly impairing water quality at a large scale and 2) what level of nutrient reductions are necessary to reduce or dominate human impacts to dissolved oxygen levels in the sensitive areas. In this study, an intermediate-scale hydrodynamic model of Puget Sound was developed to simulate the hydrodynamics of Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits for the year 2006. The model was constructed using the unstructured Finite Volume Coastal Ocean Model. The overall model grid resolution within Puget Sound in its present configuration is about 880 m. The model was driven by tides, river inflows, and meteorological forcing (wind and net heat flux) and simulated tidal circulations, temperature, and salinity distributions in Puget Sound. The model was validated against observed data of water surface elevation, velocity, temperature, and salinity at various stations within the study domain. Model validation indicated that the model simulates tidal elevations and currents in Puget Sound well and reproduces the general patterns of the temperature and salinity distributions.

Yang, Zhaoqing; Khangaonkar, Tarang; Labiosa, Rochelle G.; Kim, Taeyun

2010-11-30

278

Characterization of Urban Runoff Pollution between Dissolved and Particulate Phases  

PubMed Central

To develop urban stormwater management effectively, characterization of urban runoff pollution between dissolved and particulate phases was studied by 12 rainfall events monitored for five typical urban catchments. The average event mean concentration (AEMC) of runoff pollutants in different phases was evaluated. The AEMC values of runoff pollutants in different phases from urban roads were higher than the ones from urban roofs. The proportions of total dissolved solids, total dissolved nitrogen, and total dissolved phosphorus in total ones for all the catchments were 26.19%–30.91%, 83.29%–90.51%, and 61.54–68.09%, respectively. During rainfall events, the pollutant concentration at the initial stage of rainfall was high and then sharply decreased to a low value. Affected by catchments characterization and rainfall distribution, the highest concentration of road pollutants might appear in the later period of rainfall. Strong correlations were also found among runoffs pollutants in different phases. Total suspended solid could be considered as a surrogate for particulate matters in both road and roof runoff, while dissolved chemical oxygen demand could be regarded as a surrogate for dissolved matters in roof runoff. PMID:23935444

Wei, Zhang; Simin, Li; Fengbing, Tang

2013-01-01

279

Seasonal Changes in Arctic Dissolved Organic Matter  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Arctic is a landscape in flux. Temperatures are shifting upward and plant communities are transitioning from tussock to shrub tundra in some regions. Decomposition processes sensitive to temperature, moisture, and plant inputs are controls on the source/sink dynamics of the Arctic C pool. The response of decomposition to warming will, in part, determine if the Arctic C pool feeds back positively or negatively to climate change. The portion of the C pool immediately available to decomposers is dissolved organic matter (DOM). The aim of this is study is to examine the molecular composition of DOM to determine which components vary seasonally in soil pore water among three vegetation types at Toolik Field Station in Alaska. Vegetation types include wet sedge (Carex aquatilis and Eriophorum angustifolium), moist acidic tussock (E. vaginatum) and shrub tundra (Betula nana and Salix sp.). These sites were sampled during winter/summer transitions in 2010 in order to capture both growing season and winter dynamics. We expected the chemical composition of DOM in pore water to be distinct among plant communities due to differences in root exudates, litter chemistry and microbial community; and vary seasonally due to shifting temperature and water availability and their impacts on decomposition of DOM. Soil pore water was isolated through centrifugation and is being characterized with ultra high performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) in line with a quadrupole time of flight mass spectrometer (QTOF-MS) as well as with specific UV absorbance at 254 nm (SUVA), and excitation emission matrices (EEMs) generated by fluorescence spectroscopy. The DOM concentrations across vegetation types show consistent seasonal patterns, spiking at thaw, and declining through late summer. As soils freeze these patterns diverge-in tussock soils DOM concentration decreases slightly, while in shrub and wet sedge sites it increases. SUVA values (indicator of aromaticity) were consistent among vegetation types across seasons; starting low in late winter and at thaw, increasing over the course of the summer and decreasing at the summer to winter transition. Metabolite profiles generated with UPLC-MS were evaluated using principle component analysis. Sampling date explained the most variation in this dataset, with metabolite profiles of the DOM most different in the summer to winter transition. Over 6000 mass features were detected in the metabolite profiles and at least 1500 of these features were significantly different between late summer and early winter. Fluorescence EEMs have been collected for the complete dataset and analysis is underway. Overall, these data suggest the composition of DOM varies more due to season than vegetation type, with changes in quantity, aromaticity, and shifts in the metabolite profiles occurring at seasonal transitions. Efforts are continuing to identify some of the most variable components with MS and EEMs data. By understanding which chemical components of DOM shift seasonally, we can anticipate what portions of the DOM are most subject to change in a warming arctic; and how the gain/loss of those components will play into the sink/source C dynamics under future climate scenarios.

Boot, C. M.; Wallenstein, M. D.; Schimel, J.

2011-12-01

280

Dissolved organic matter (DOM) in recycled leachate of bioreactor landfill.  

PubMed

Landfill leachate needs sufficient treatment before safe disposal. Bioreactor landfill technology could effectively degrade the organic matters in recirculated leachate, hence leaving a leachate stream of low biodegradability. This study characterized the dissolved organic matter (DOM) in the leachate from simulated bioreactor landfill columns with or without presence of trace oxygen. The removal efficiencies of this DOM using coagulation-sedimentation or electrolysis processes were demonstrated. Recirculated leachates were sampled from the simulated landfill columns applying conventional mode, intermittent-aeration mode, and natural aeration mode, whose DOM was fractionated into humic acids (HA), fulvic acids (FA) and hydrophilic fractions (HyI) by the XAD-8 resin combined with the cation exchange resin method. The recirculated leachate had low BOD/COD ratio, high humic substances contents, and high aromatic content. Their HA fraction comprised mainly large molecules (>10 k Da), while the FA and HyI were composed of smaller molecules (<50 k and <4 k Da, respectively). With the presence of oxygen, the TOC contents and the contents of HA, FA and HyI in leachate reduced, with FA and HyI fractions of molecular weight (MW) lower than 4 k Da more readily degraded. The organic matters left in leachates from intermittent-aeration mode and natural aeration mode were of low biodegradability. It was tested in the following sections the effects of coagulation-sedimentation process and of electrolysis process on the removal of residual DOM in recirculated leachate. Coagulation-sedimentation tests revealed that poly ferric sulphate (PFS) could remove more COD (58.1%) from leachate than polyaluminum chloride (PACl) (22.9%), particularly on the HA fraction with MW>10 k Da. Coagulation-sedimentation could not remove most of HyI in leachate. Furthermore, the corresponding BOD/COD ratio was not improved through coagulation. Electrolysis test could also effectively removed HA of MW>10 k Da. However, the biodegradability of treated effluent considerably was improved. The electrolysis could decompose high MW substances and increase biodegradability of recirculated leachate from bioreactor landfill. PMID:16546235

He, Pin-Jing; Xue, Jun-Feng; Shao, Li-Ming; Li, Guo-Jian; Lee, Duu-Jong

2006-04-01

281

Relative effect of temperature and pH on diel cycling of dissolved trace elements in prickly pear creek, Montana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Diel (24 hr) cycles in dissolved metal and As concentrations have been documented in many northern Rocky Mountain streams in the U.S.A. The cause(s) of the cycles are unknown, although temperature- and pH-dependent sorption reactions have been cited as likely causes. A light/dark experiment was conducted to isolate temperature and pH as variables affecting diel metal cycles in Prickly Pear Creek, Montana. Light and dark chambers containing sediment and a strand of macrophyte were placed in the stream to simulate instream temperature oscillations. Photosynthesis-induced pH changes were allowed to proceed in the light chambers while photosynthesis was prevented in the dark chambers. Water samples were collected periodically for 22 hr in late July 2001 from all chambers and the stream. In the stream, dissolved Zn concentrations increased by 300% from late afternoon to early morning, while dissolved As concentrations exhibited the opposite pattern, increasing 33% between early morning and late afternoon. Zn and As concentrations in the light chambers showed similar, though less pronounced, diel variations. Conversely, Zn and As concentrations in the dark chambers had no obvious diel variation, indicating that light, or light-induced reactions, caused the variation. Temperature oscillations were nearly identical between light and dark chambers, strongly suggesting that temperature was not controlling the diel variations. As expected, pH was negatively correlated (P < 0.01) with dissolved Zn concentrations and positively correlated with dissolved As concentrations in both the light and dark chambers. From these experiments, photosynthesis-induced pH changes were determined to be the major cause of the diel dissolved Zn and As cycles in Prickly Pear Creek. Further research is necessary in other streams to verify that this finding is consistent among streams having large differences in trace-element concentrations and mineralogy of channel substrate. ?? 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Jones, C.A.; Nimick, D.A.; McCleskey, R.B.

2004-01-01

282

Dissolved Oxygen in Allen CreekDissolved Oxygen in Allen Creek Dissolved oxygen (DO) enters the water by diffusion from air, as a by-product of photosynthesis and  

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Dissolved Oxygen in Allen CreekDissolved Oxygen in Allen Creek Dissolved oxygen (DO) enters and rapids. There is an inverse relationship between temperature and DO, i.e. colder water holds more oxygen it supplies oxygen to aquatic organisms. Higher DO levels also give the water a better taste. Figure 2. During

Tyler, Christy

283

Complexation with dissolved organic matter and solubility control of heavy metals in a sandy soil.  

PubMed

The complexation of heavy metals with dissolved organic matter (DOM) in the environment influences the solubility and mobility of these metals. In this paper, we measured the complexation of Cu, Cd, Zn, Ni, and Pb with DOM in the soil solution at pH 3.7-6.1 using a Donnan membrane technique. The results show that the DOM-complexed species is generally more significant for Cu and Pb than for Cd, Zn, and Ni. The ability of two advanced models for ion binding to humic substances, e.g., model VI and NICA-Donnan, in the simulation of metal binding to natural DOM was assessed by comparing the model predictions with the measurements. Using the default parameters of fulvic and humic acid, the predicted concentrations of free metal ions from the solution speciation calculation using the two models are mostly within 1 order of magnitude difference from the measured concentrations, except for Ni and Pb in a few samples. Furthermore, the solid-solution partitioning of the metals was simulated using a multisurface model, in which metal binding to soil organic matter, dissolved organic matter, clay, and iron hydroxides was accounted for using adsorption and cation exchange models (NICA-Donnan, Donnan, DDL, CD-MUSIC). The model estimation of the dissolved concentration of the metals is mostly within 1 order of magnitude difference from those measured except for Ni in some samples and Pb. The solubility of the metals depends mainly on the metal loading over soil sorbents, pH, and the concentration of inorganic ligands and DOM in the soil solution. PMID:12487303

Weng, Liping; Temminghoff, Erwin J M; Lofts, Stephen; Tipping, Edward; Van Riemsdijk, Willem H

2002-11-15

284

Variable C : N : P stoichiometry of dissolved organic matter cycling in the Community Earth System Model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dissolved organic matter (DOM) plays an important role in the ocean's biological carbon pump by providing an advective/mixing pathway for ~ 20% of export production. DOM is known to have a stoichiometry depleted in nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) compared to the particulate organic matter pool, a fact that is often omitted from biogeochemical ocean general circulation models. However the variable C : N : P stoichiometry of DOM becomes important when quantifying carbon export from the upper ocean and linking the nutrient cycles of N and P with that of carbon. Here we utilize recent advances in DOM observational data coverage and offline tracer-modeling techniques to objectively constrain the variable production and remineralization rates of the DOM C : N : P pools in a simple biogeochemical-ocean model of DOM cycling. The optimized DOM cycling parameters are then incorporated within the Biogeochemical Elemental Cycling (BEC) component of the Community Earth System Model (CESM) and validated against the compilation of marine DOM observations. The optimized BEC simulation including variable DOM C : N : P cycling was found to better reproduce the observed DOM spatial gradients than simulations that used the canonical Redfield ratio. Global annual average export of dissolved organic C, N, and P below 100 m was found to be 2.28 Pg C yr-1 (143 Tmol C yr-1, 16.4 Tmol N yr-1, and 1 Tmol P yr-1, respectively, with an average export C : N : P stoichiometry of 225 : 19 : 1 for the semilabile (degradable) DOM pool. Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) export contributed ~ 25% of the combined organic C export to depths greater than 100 m.

Letscher, R. T.; Moore, J. K.; Teng, Y.-C.; Primeau, F.

2015-01-01

285

Ocean metabolism and dissolved organic matter: How do small dissolved molecules persist in the ocean?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The ocean reservoir of dissolved organic matter (DOM) is among the largest global reservoirs (~700 Pg C) of reactive organic carbon. Marine primary production (~50 Pg C/yr) by photosynthetic microalgae and cyanobacteria is the major source of organic matter to the ocean and the principal substrate supporting marine food webs. The direct release of DOM from phytoplankton and other organisms as well as a variety of other processes, such as predation and viral lysis, contribute to the ocean DOM reservoir. Continental runoff and atmospheric deposition are relatively minor sources of DOM to the ocean, but some components of this material appear to be resistant to decomposition and to have a long residence time in the ocean. Concentrations of DOM are highest in surface waters and decrease with depth, a pattern that reflects the sources and diagenesis of DOM in the upper ocean. Most (70-80%) marine DOM exists as small molecules of low molecular weight (<1 kDalton). Surprisingly, high-molecular-weight (>1 kDalton) DOM is relatively enriched in major biochemicals, such as combined neutral sugars and amino acids, and is more bioavailable than low-molecular-weight DOM. The observed relationships among the size, composition, and reactivity of DOM have led to the size-reactivity continuum model, which postulates that diagenetic processes lead to the production of smaller molecules that are structurally altered and resistant to microbial degradation. The radiocarbon content of these small dissolved molecules also indicates these are the most highly aged components of DOM. Chemical signatures of bacteria are abundant in DOM and increase during diagenesis, indicating bacteria are an important source of slowly cycling biochemicals. Recent analyses of DOM isolates by ultrahigh-resolution mass spectrometry have revealed an incredibly diverse mixture of molecules. Carboxyl-rich alicyclic molecules are abundant in DOM, and they appear to be derived from diagenetically-altered terpenoids, such as sterols and hopanoids. Thermally-altered molecules, including black carbon, also appear to be important components of DOM, but their origins are unclear. We are rapidly acquiring novel information about the composition and molecular identity of DOM, and novel insights about the origins, transformations and fates this vast reservoir of DOM are emerging. This presentation will review and synthesize this information for comparison with non-living organic matter in other systems.

Benner, Ronald

2010-05-01

286

Quantification of dissolved iron sources to the North Atlantic Ocean.  

PubMed

Dissolved iron is an essential micronutrient for marine phytoplankton, and its availability controls patterns of primary productivity and carbon cycling throughout the oceans. The relative importance of different sources of iron to the oceans is not well known, however, and flux estimates from atmospheric dust, hydrothermal vents and oceanic sediments vary by orders of magnitude. Here we present a high-resolution transect of dissolved stable iron isotope ratios (?(56)Fe) and iron concentrations ([Fe]) along a section of the North Atlantic Ocean. The different iron sources can be identified by their unique ?(56)Fe signatures, which persist throughout the water column. This allows us to calculate the relative contribution from dust, hydrothermal venting and reductive and non-reductive sedimentary release to the dissolved phase. We find that Saharan dust aerosol is the dominant source of dissolved iron along the section, contributing 71-87 per cent of dissolved iron. Additional sources of iron are non-reductive release from oxygenated sediments on the North American margin (10-19 per cent), reductive sedimentary dissolution on the African margin (1-4 per cent) and hydrothermal venting at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (2-6 per cent). Our data also indicate that hydrothermal vents in the North Atlantic are a source of isotopically light iron, which travels thousands of kilometres from vent sites, potentially influencing surface productivity. Changes in the relative importance of the different iron sources through time may affect interactions between the carbon cycle and climate. PMID:25008528

Conway, Tim M; John, Seth G

2014-07-10

287

Transport of Proteins Dissolved in Organic Solvents Across Biomimetic Membranes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Using lipid-impregnated porous cellulose membranes as biomimetic barriers, we tested the hypothesis that to afford effective transmembrane transfer of proteins and nucleic acids, the vehicle solvent should be able to dissolve both the biopolymers and the lipids. While the majority of solvents dissolve one or the other, ethanol and methanol were found to dissolve both, especially if the protein had been lyophilized from an aqueous solution of a pH remote from the protein's isoelectric point. A number of proteins, as well as RNA and DNA, dissolved in these alcohols readily crossed the lipidized membranes, whereas the same biopolymers placed in nondissolving solvents (e.g., hexane and ethyl acetate) or in those unable to dissolve lipids (e.g., water and dimethyl sulfoxide) exhibited little transmembrane transport. The solubility of biopolymers in ethanol and methanol was further enhanced by complexation with detergents and poly(ethylene glycol); significant protein and nucleic acid transport through the lipidized membranes was observed from these solvents but not from water.

Bromberg, Lev E.; Klibanov, Alexander M.

1995-02-01

288

Dissolved oxygen as a key parameter to aerobic granule formation.  

PubMed

Much research has asserted that high shear forces are necessary for the formation of aerobic granular sludge in Sequencing Batch Reactors (SBRs). In order to distinguish the role of shear and dissolved oxygen on granule formation, two separate experiments were conducted with three bench-scale SBRs. In the first experiment, an SBR was operated with five sequentially decreasing superficial upflow gas velocities ranging from 1.2 to 0.4 cm s(-1). When less than 1 cm s(-1) shear was applied to the reactor, aerobic granules disintegrated into flocs, with corresponding increases in SVI and effluent suspended solids. However, the dissolved oxygen also decreased from 8 mg L(-1) to 5 mg L(-1), affecting the Feast/Famine regime in the SBR and the substrate removal kinetics. A second experiment operated two SBRs with an identical shear force of 1.2 cm s(-1), but two dissolved oxygen concentrations. Even when supplied a high shear force, aerobic granules could not form at a dissolved oxygen less than 5 mg L(-1), with a Static Fill. These results indicate that the substrate removal kinetics and dissolved oxygen are more significant to granule formation than shear force. PMID:18776612

Sturm, B S McSwain; Irvine, R L

2008-01-01

289

Quantification of dissolved iron sources to the North Atlantic Ocean  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dissolved iron is an essential micronutrient for marine phytoplankton, and its availability controls patterns of primary productivity and carbon cycling throughout the oceans. The relative importance of different sources of iron to the oceans is not well known, however, and flux estimates from atmospheric dust, hydrothermal vents and oceanic sediments vary by orders of magnitude. Here we present a high-resolution transect of dissolved stable iron isotope ratios (?56Fe) and iron concentrations ([Fe]) along a section of the North Atlantic Ocean. The different iron sources can be identified by their unique ?56Fe signatures, which persist throughout the water column. This allows us to calculate the relative contribution from dust, hydrothermal venting and reductive and non-reductive sedimentary release to the dissolved phase. We find that Saharan dust aerosol is the dominant source of dissolved iron along the section, contributing 71-87 per cent of dissolved iron. Additional sources of iron are non-reductive release from oxygenated sediments on the North American margin (10-19 per cent), reductive sedimentary dissolution on the African margin (1-4 per cent) and hydrothermal venting at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (2-6 per cent). Our data also indicate that hydrothermal vents in the North Atlantic are a source of isotopically light iron, which travels thousands of kilometres from vent sites, potentially influencing surface productivity. Changes in the relative importance of the different iron sources through time may affect interactions between the carbon cycle and climate.

Conway, Tim M.; John, Seth G.

2014-07-01

290

The Research about Detection of Dissolved Oxygen in Water Based on C8051F040  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dissolved oxygen (DO) is the molecular oxygen that dissolves in water and it is an indispensable condition for aquatic life to survive. The dissolved oxygen content is closely related to the degree of organic pollution in water, so it is also one of the important parameters to measure the water quality. In this work, a kind of water dissolved oxygen

Yu Zhao; Li Sun; Meng-fei Li

2009-01-01

291

Modelling Dissolved Pollutants in Krishna River Using Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference Systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Water quality models are used to describe the discharge concentration relationships in the river. Number of models exists to simulate the pollutant loads in a river, of which some of them are based on simple cause effect relationships and others on highly sophisticated physical and mathematical approaches that require extensive data inputs. Fuzzy rule based modeling extensively used in other disciplines, is attempted in the present study for modeling water quality with respect of dissolved pollutants in Krishna river flowing in Southern part of India. Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference Systems (ANFIS), a recent development in the area of neuro-computing, based on the concept of fuzzy sets is used to model highly non-linear relationships and are capable of adaptive learning. This paper presents the results of the application of ANFIS for modeling dissolved pollutants in the Krishna River. The application and validation of the models is carried out using water quality and flow data obtained from the monitoring stations on the river. The results indicate that the models are quite successful in simulating the physical processes of the relationships between discharge and concentrations.

Matli, C. S.; Umamahesh, N. V.

2014-01-01

292

Forecasting of dissolved oxygen in the Guanting reservoir using an optimized NGBM (1,1) model.  

PubMed

An optimized nonlinear grey Bernoulli model was proposed by using a particle swarm optimization algorithm to solve the parameter optimization problem. In addition, each item in the first-order accumulated generating sequence was set in turn as an initial condition to determine which alternative would yield the highest forecasting accuracy. To test the forecasting performance, the optimized models with different initial conditions were then used to simulate dissolved oxygen concentrations in the Guanting reservoir inlet and outlet (China). The empirical results show that the optimized model can remarkably improve forecasting accuracy, and the particle swarm optimization technique is a good tool to solve parameter optimization problems. What's more, the optimized model with an initial condition that performs well in in-sample simulation may not do as well as in out-of-sample forecasting. PMID:25766025

An, Yan; Zou, Zhihong; Zhao, Yanfei

2015-03-01

293

The effects of dissolved methane upon liquid argon scintillation light  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper we report on measurements of the effects of dissolved methane upon argon scintillation light. We monitor the light yield from an alpha source held 20 cm from a cryogenic photomultiplier tube (PMT) assembly as methane is injected into a high-purity liquid argon volume. We observe significant suppression of the scintillation light yield by dissolved methane at the 10 part per billion (ppb) level. By examining the late scintillation light time constant, we determine that this loss is caused by an absorption process and also see some evidence of methane-induced scintillation quenching at higher concentrations (50-100 ppb). Using a second PMT assembly we look for visible re-emission features from the dissolved methane which have been reported in gas-phase argon methane mixtures, and we find no evidence of visible re-emission from liquid-phase argon methane mixtures at concentrations between 10 ppb and 0.1%.

Jones, B. J. P.; Alexander, T.; Back, H. O.; Collin, G.; Conrad, J. M.; Greene, A.; Katori, T.; Pordes, S.; Toups, M.

2013-12-01

294

Iron traps terrestrially derived dissolved organic matter at redox interfaces  

PubMed Central

Reactive iron and organic carbon are intimately associated in soils and sediments. However, to date, the organic compounds involved are uncharacterized on the molecular level. At redox interfaces in peatlands, where the biogeochemical cycles of iron and dissolved organic matter (DOM) are coupled, this issue can readily be studied. We found that precipitation of iron hydroxides at the oxic surface layer of two rewetted fens removed a large fraction of DOM via coagulation. On aeration of anoxic fen pore waters, >90% of dissolved iron and 27 ± 7% (mean ± SD) of dissolved organic carbon were rapidly (within 24 h) removed. Using ultra-high-resolution MS, we show that vascular plant-derived aromatic and pyrogenic compounds were preferentially retained, whereas the majority of carboxyl-rich aliphatic acids remained in solution. We propose that redox interfaces, which are ubiquitous in marine and terrestrial settings, are selective yet intermediate barriers that limit the flux of land-derived DOM to oceanic waters. PMID:23733946

Riedel, Thomas; Zak, Dominik; Biester, Harald; Dittmar, Thorsten

2013-01-01

295

Dissolved mercury behaviour in the Saint Lawrence estuary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dissolved mercury concentrations have been measured in the waters of the St Lawrence estuary. The typical concentration of the riverine end-member is 12·0±3·0 p M; the oceanic end-member samples exhibit a mean mercury concentration of 2·4 p M. The graphical pattern of the relationship between mercury concentration and salinity shows a departure from a dilution line. We suggest that a removal of mercury from the dissolved phase during the estuarine mixing is responsible for this observation. Based on the results, the actual input of dissolved mercury from the St Lawrence River to the Gulf is evaluated to be approximately 0·52 T a -1.

Cossa, Daniel; Gobeil, Charles; Courau, Philippe

1988-02-01

296

On dissolved phosphorus in the Gulf of Mexico  

E-print Network

1970) David J. Wright, B. S. , Oregon State University; D1rected by: Dr. Lela N. Jeffrey Dissolved phosphorus (P) in the mid-Gulf of Nexico water column during November ranged from 6. l to 79 micro- grams Pjl. In mid-Gulf dissolved inorganic... wishes to express his deep and grateful appreciation to Dr. Lela M. Jeffrey and Dr. Edward R. ?bert for their unflagging support and encouragement which far exceeded that which might normally be expected. The author also wishes to acknowledge...

Wright, David John

1970-01-01

297

Modelling dissolved oxygen and benthic algae dynamics in a coastal ecosystem by exploiting real-time monitoring data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work we propose a methodological approach for the detection and simulation of relevant changes in coastal ecosystems, i.e. oxygen depletion and proliferation of benthic algae. This approach is based on the integration of the data provided by real-time monitoring systems with the output of complex ecosystem models. We tested the method in a case study, where real-time Dissolved Oxygen (DO) data and a 2D Reaction-Transport model were used to simulate the growth of macroalgae and the daily dynamics of DO in the Lagoon of Venice (Italy). The spatiotemporal relationships among the macroalgae distribution and the DO observations were quantified by analysing and comparing the Dissolved Oxygen time series and model outputs. The outcomes were used for the inverse estimation of the initial, i.e. late winter, biomass of macroalgae. The model was then applied to simulate the growth of macroalgae and the daily dynamic of DO during the productive (i.e., spring and summer) seasons. The comparison between the model output and the real-time data indicates that the model had skill in simulating the short term (daily) DO dynamic at several lagoon sites impacted by macroalgae proliferation. The simulated intra-daily variability of Dissolved Oxygen is significantly correlated with the observations in half of the monitoring sites, as well the simulated algal growth, which resulted comparable with the field measurements. The estimated average value of macroalgae biomass was ˜1 kgfw m-2 in 2007, which is consistent with a good to moderate quality status of the Lagoon of Venice. The proposed methodology can be useful in the assessment of the environmental status of coastal ecosystems as required by recent national and international legislation.

Lovato, T.; Ciavatta, S.; Brigolin, D.; Rubino, A.; Pastres, R.

2013-03-01

298

Fiber-optic dissolved oxygen and dissolved carbon dioxide sensors using fluorophores encapsulated in sol gel matrices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fiber optic chemical sensors (FOCS) for oxygen, dissolved oxygen (DO), and dissolved CO2 sensing using thin films of fluorophores encapsulated in sol-gel matrices were made and tested. The DO\\/O2 sensor used ruthenium(II) tris(4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline) perchlorate (Ru(Ph 2Phen)Cl2) as the oxygen sensitive fluorophore and methyltrimethoxysilane (MTMS) sol-gel as the encapsulating matrix material. For the DCO2 sensor, 8-hydroxy-1,3,6-pyrenetrisulfonic acid trisodium salt (HPTS) co-doped

Hyeog-Chan Kwon

2002-01-01

299

Adaptive Management Team Total Dissolved Gas in the  

E-print Network

Percent Total Dissolved Gas Forebay Requirement Washington State Department of Ecology and State of Oregon-mail: akah461@ecy.wa.gov Phone: (360) 407-6404 Washington State Department of Ecology - www.ecy.wa.gov/ o Department of Ecology and State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Final #12;#12;Evaluation

300

TOTAL DISSOLVED AND BIOAVAILABLE METALS AT LAKE TEXOMA MARINAS  

EPA Science Inventory

Dissolved metals in water and total metals in sediments have been measured at marina areas in Lake Texoma during June 1999 to October 2001, and October 2001, respectively. The metals most often found in the highest concentrations in marina water were Na and Ca, followed by Mg an...

301

Dissolved Organic Matter and Emerging Contaminants in Urban Stream Ecosystems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We investigated the effects of urbanization on the sources, bioavailability and forms of natural and anthropogenic organic matter found in streams located in Maryland, U.S.A. We found that the abundance, biaoavailability, and enzymatic breakdown of dissolved organic carbon (DOC), dissolved organic nitrogen (DON), and dissolved organic phosphorus (DOP) increased in streams with increasing watershed urbanization suggesting that organic nutrients may represent a growing form of nutrient loading to coastal waters associated with land use change. Organic carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus in urban streams were elevated several-fold compared to forest and agricultural streams. Enzymatic activities of stream microbes in organic matter decomposition were also significantly altered across watershed land use. Chemical characterization suggested that organic matter in urban streams originated from a variety of sources including terrestrial, sewage, and in-stream transformation. In addition, a characterization of emerging organic contaminants (polyaromatic cyclic hydrocarbons, organochlorine pesticides, and polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardents), showed that organic contaminants and dissolved organic matter increase with watershed urbanization and fluctuate substantially with changing climatic conditions. Elucidating the emerging influence of urbanization on sources, transport, and in-stream transformation of organic nutrients and contaminants will be critical in unraveling the changing role of organic matter in urban degraded and restored stream ecosystems.

Kaushal, S. S.; Findlay, S.; Groffman, P.; Belt, K.; Delaney, K.; Sides, A.; Walbridge, M.; Mayer, P.

2009-05-01

302

ORIGINAL PAPER Concentrations and fluxes of dissolved organic carbon  

E-print Network

ORIGINAL PAPER Concentrations and fluxes of dissolved organic carbon in an age-sequence of white pine forests in Southern Ontario, Canada Matthias Peichl Ã? Tim R. Moore Ã? M. Altaf Arain Ã? Mike Dalva Ã? June 2004 to May 2006 across an age-sequence (2-, 15-, 30-, and 65-year-old) of white pine (Pinus

Moore, Tim

303

DISSOLVED ORGANIC CARBON AND SULFATE SORPTION BY SPODOSOL MINERAL HORIZONS  

EPA Science Inventory

Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) can influence the mobility and sorption of inorganic solutes in soils. hrough DOC sorption, surface sites can be inhibited thus preventing the retention of S04 2- entering soils from acidic deposition. o determine the importance of DOC and S04 2- in...

304

Investigating Factors that Affect Dissolved Oxygen Concentration in Water  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes activities that demonstrate the effects of factors such as wind velocity, water temperature, convection currents, intensity of light, rate of photosynthesis, atmospheric pressure, humidity, numbers of decomposers, presence of oxidizable ions, and respiration by plants and animals on the dissolved oxygen concentration in water. (MA)

Jantzen, Paul G.

1978-01-01

305

Isotope fractionation during oxidation of tetravalent uranium by dissolved oxygen  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We conducted laboratory experiments to investigate isotopic fractionations during oxidation of tetravalent uranium, U(IV), by dissolved oxygen. In hydrochloric acid media with the U(IV) dissolved, the ?238U value of the remaining U(IV) increased as the extent of oxidation increased. The ?238U value of the product U(VI) paralleled, but was offset to 1.1 ± 0.2‰ lower than the remaining U(IV). In contrast, oxidation of solid U(IV) by dissolved oxygen in 20 mM NaHCO3 solution at pH = 9.4 caused only a weak fractionation (?0.1‰ to 0.3‰), with ?238U being higher in the dissolved U(VI) relative to the solid U(IV). We suggest that isotope fractionation during oxidation of solid U(IV) is inhibited by a "rind effect", where the surface layer of the solid U(IV) must be completely oxidized before the next layer is exposed to oxidant. The necessity of complete conversion of each layer results in minimal isotopic effect. The weak shift in ?238U of U(VI) is attributed to adsorption of part of the product U(VI) to the solid U(IV) surfaces.

Wang, Xiangli; Johnson, Thomas M.; Lundstrom, Craig C.

2015-02-01

306

Fluxes of dissolved organic carbon from California continental margin sediments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fluxes of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) from marine sediments represent a poorly constrained component of the oceanic carbon cycle that may affect the concentration and composition of DOC in the ocean. Here we report the first in situ measurements of DOC fluxes from continental margin sediments (water depths ranging from 95 to 3,700 m), and compare these fluxes with measured

DAVID J. BURDIGE; W ILLIAM M. BERELSON; KENNETH H. COALE; James McManus; KENNETH S. JOHNSON

1999-01-01

307

Atmospheric inputs and river transport of dissolved substances  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several different types of behaviour can be observed for elements between atmospheric input and river transport including very limited chemical or biological reactivity (CI-, in most cases), change of speciation (C, N, P), recycling to atmosphere (C, N, S, K), increase of dissolved contents through weathering (Si, Ca, Mg, Na), and build-up in soil or vegetation (C, N, P, Ca,

MICHEL MEYBECK

1983-01-01

308

U-shaped plastic optical fiber dissolved oxygen sensor  

Microsoft Academic Search

A dissolved oxygen sensor based on U-shape plastic optical fiber (POF) was described. Analyte-sensitive fluorophore are entrapped into ormosil film by using Sol-gel method. Phase modulation technique is used to measure fluorescence lifetime. The influence of oxygen indictor concentration, annealing time and U-shaped POF curve radius on the systems sensitivity is studied.

Haiwen Cai; Fenghong Chu; Ronghui Qu; Zujie Fang

2008-01-01

309

U-shaped plastic optical fiber dissolved oxygen sensor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A dissolved oxygen sensor based on U-shape plastic optical fiber (POF) was described. Analyte-sensitive fluorophore are entrapped into ormosil film by using Sol-gel method. Phase modulation technique is used to measure fluorescence lifetime. The influence of oxygen indictor concentration, annealing time and U-shaped POF curve radius on the systems sensitivity is studied.

Cai, Haiwen; Chu, Fenghong; Qu, Ronghui; Fang, Zujie

2008-04-01

310

Fiber optic micro-optrodes for dissolved oxygen measurements  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a simple, low cost technique for producing a micro-oxygen sensor based on indicator chemistry, and results obtained using this device to monitor dissolved oxygen concentration are reported. The technology is based on the use of submicron optical fiber tips which have a fluorescent chemical reagent immobilized on their tip surface. Fiber tips were formed by drawing single-mode

Deepak G. Uttamchandani; Scott McCulloch

1998-01-01

311

Effects of elevated total dissolved solids on bivalves  

EPA Science Inventory

A series of experiments were performed to assess the toxicity of different dominant salt recipes of excess total dissolved solids (TDS) to organisms in mesocosms. Multiple endpoints were measured across trophic levels. We report here the effects of four different TDS recipes on b...

312

Dissolved oxygen: method comparison with potentiometric stripping analysis  

SciTech Connect

Three methods for determination of dissolved oxygen in samples of natural water are compared; potentiometric stripping analysis, PSA compares well with oxygen selective electrodes. Although potentiometric stripping analysis and oxygen selective electrode methods are found to be simple, rapid and of higher reproducibility than the usual Winkler procedure, the use of oxygen selective electrodes has many disadvantages.

Fayyad, M.; Tutunji, M.; Ramakrishna, R.S.; Taha, Z.

1987-04-01

313

PHOTOCHEMICAL TRANSFORMATIONS OF DISSOLVED ORGANIC MATTER IN A BLACKWATER RIVER  

EPA Science Inventory

We examined photochemical alterations of dissolved organic matter (DOM) from the Satilla River, a high DOC (10-40 mg/liter) blackwater river of southeast Georgia. Water samples were filtered to remove most organisms, placed in quartz tubes, and incubated under natural sunlight a...

314

RESPONSE OF LEAD SOLUBILITY TO DISSOLVED CARBONATE IN DRINKING WATER  

EPA Science Inventory

A model is presented showing the detailed response of the theoretical solubility curves for lead to changes in dissolved inorganic carbonate concentration (TIC) and pH at 25 C. Aqueous Pb(II) ion, lead carbonate complexes, lead hydroxide monomers and polymers, and the solids lead...

315

Climate Variability, Dissolved Organic Carbon, UV Exposure, and Amphibian Decline  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasing levels of UV radiation represent a potential threat to aquatic organisms in a wide range of environments, yet controls on in situ variability on UV exposure are relatively unknown. The primary control on the penetration of UV radiation in surface water environments is the amount of photoreactive dissolved organic carbon (DOC). Consequently, biogeochemical processes that control the cycling of

P. D. Brooks; C. M. O'Reilly; S. Diamond; S. Corn; E. Muths; K. Tonnessen; D. H. Campbell

2001-01-01

316

EFFECTS OF SUSPENDED SEDIMENTS ON PHOTOLYSIS RATES OF DISSOLVED POLLUTANTS  

EPA Science Inventory

Data are presented concerning the effects of suspended sediments upon photolysis rates of dissolved ultraviolet (u.v.) absorbing pollutants. The malachite green leucocyanide actinometer was found to be a convenient and sensitive device for measurement of solar u.v. radiation (abo...

317

The Placebo Effect: Dissolving the Expectancy Versus Conditioning Debate  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors review the literature on the 2 main models of the placebo effect: expectancy theory and classical conditioning. A path is suggested to dissolving the theoretical impasse that has long plagued this issue. The key is to make a clear distinction between 2 questions: What factors shape placebo effects? and What learning mediates the…

Stewart-Williams, Steve; Podd, John

2004-01-01

318

DISSOLVED OXYGEN AND OXIDATION-REDUCTION POTENTIALS IN GROUND WATER  

EPA Science Inventory

Water samples were collected from various depths in a pristine sand and gravel water table aquifer at monthly intervals over a period of one year. Dissolved oxygen concentrations were near saturation 9 feet below the water table and decreased to nearly zero at 78 feet below the w...

319

The Uptake of Dissolved Organic Matter by Juvenile Nematostella vectensis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Among marine invertebrates, nutrients can be acquired by consumption of particulate forms of food and through the absorption of organic molecules in seawater. We evaluated the ability of juvenile sea anemones (Nematostella vectensis) to take up dissolved organic matter (DOM) from seawater. ' As a cnidarian, the starlet sea anemone is diploblastic, composed of an endoderm, ectoderm, and an intervening

Yesensky Jessie; Hebron Allison

2008-01-01

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Dissolving Carboxylic Acids and Primary Amines on the Overhead Projector  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Liquid carboxylic acids (or primary amines) with limited solubility in water are dissolved by addition of aqueous sodium hydroxide (or hydrochloric acid) on the stage of an overhead projector using simple glassware and very small quantities of chemicals. This effective and colorful demonstration can be used to accompany discussions of the…

Solomon, Sally D.; Rutkowsky, Susan A.

2010-01-01

321

Microbial utilization of dissolved organic carbon leached from riparian litterfall  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in aquatic systems is abundant and used within stream food webs, but DOC quality is rarely studied. DOC in the leachates from the litter of five tree species (red alder, Alnus rubra; vine maple, Acer circinatum; western red cedar, Thuja plicata; western hemlock, Tsuga hetrophylla; and Douglas-fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii) were assessed for their chemistry and relative

Michael D. McArthur; John S. Richardson

2002-01-01

322

Determination of Dissolved Oxygen in the Cryosphere: A Comprehensive  

E-print Network

fixed to the fiber and protected by a stainless steel sheath. Results of two field deployments tests and superior to traditional methods. Introduction Dissolved oxygen (DO) is a key parameter at a permeable membrane and is reduced at the cathode to produce an electrical current which is proportional

Fountain, Andrew G.

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Rapidly dissolving silk protein microneedles for transdermal drug delivery  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents rapidly dissolving fibroin microneedles for the first time. A reverse PDMS microneedles mold was first created and drug-contained fibroin solution was poured into this reverse PDMS microneedles mold. Fibroin microneedles were successfully fabricated after drying and detaching the solidified fibroin structure from the PDMS mold. These fibroin microneedles serve as a matrix to incorporate drug molecules while

Xueqiu You; James Jungho Pak; Jong-hyeon Chang

2010-01-01

324

27 CFR 19.455 - Dissolving of denaturants.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...formula in 27 CFR part 21. Any spirits used in dissolving denaturants and contained in the resulting solution shall be included as part of the total quantity of spirits denatured in each batch. (Sec. 201, Pub. L. 85-859, 72 Stat....

2010-04-01

325

FIELD MEASUREMENT OF DISSOLVED OXYGEN: A COMPARISON OF METHODS  

EPA Science Inventory

The ability to confidently measure the concentration of dissolved oxygen (D.O.) in ground water is a key aspect of remedial selection and assessment. Presented here is a comparison of the commonly practiced methods for determining D.O. concentrations in ground water, including c...

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CONDUCTOMETRIC CHARACTERIZATION OF DISSOLVED HUMIC MATERIALS. (R828158)  

EPA Science Inventory

Conductometric replacement titrations of humic and fulvic acids dissolved in a slight excess of hydroxide were carried out with standard acid. The slope of the titration curve corresponding to the protonation of humate/fulvate was related to the electrophoretic mobility of the...

327

Xylan removal from dissolving pulp using enzymes of Aureobasidium pullulans  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ability of a crude enzyme preparation of Aureobasidium pullulans to hydrolyse xylan from sulphite dissolving pulp was examined. The main degradation product was xylose. The degree of pentosan removal was found to be dependent on time and enzyme charges of treatment, and limited up to 31%.

L. P. Christov; B. A. Prior

1993-01-01

328

A polarographic method for measuring dissolved nitric oxide  

Microsoft Academic Search

A polarographic method for measuring the concentration of authentic nitric oxide (NO) in aqueous solutions is described. When solutions of NO were injected into aqueous solutions containing dissolved oxygen, NO reacted with oxygen to give nitrite. The amount of nitrite formed in this reaction (analyzed by capillary electrophoresis) was compared with the amount of oxygen consumed (measured by polarography). We

B. O Jensen; J Skeidsvoll; H Holmsen

1997-01-01

329

WILINSKI et al Dissolved Ozone Flotation as a innovative and  

E-print Network

bubbles (as in conventional flotation) and oxidation of soluble organic compounds using strong oxidizing of Environmental Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Nowowiejska 21, 00-653 Warszawa, Poland must be applied. The paper shows possibility of using traditional Dissolved Air Flotation method (DAF

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

330

Chloride Analysis of RFSA Second Campaign Dissolver Solution  

SciTech Connect

The dissolver solution from the second RFSA campaign was analyzed for chloride using the recently-developed turbidimetric method. Prior to chloride removal in head end, the solution contained 1625 ppm chloride. After chloride removal with Hg(I) and prior to feeding to solvent extraction, the solution contained only 75 ppm chloride. This report discusses those analysis results.

Holcomb, H.P.

2001-05-17

331

Modification of hardwood dissolving pulp with purified Trichoderma reesei cellulases  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hardwood dissolving pulp was treated with purifiedTrichoderma reeseiendoglucanases and cellobiohydrolases. Endoglucanases were more efficient in hydrolysing pulp carbohydrates than were the cellobiohydrolases at the same protein dosage. Endoglucanases also lowered the viscosity and improved the alkaline solubility more dramatically. There was a clear correlation between the alkaline solubility and viscosity, and therefore the solubility could only be improved by lowering

Leena Rahkamo; Matti Siika-Aho; Marianna Vehviläinen; Matti Dolk; Liisa Viikari; Pertti Nousiainen; Johanna Buchert

1996-01-01

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DISSOLVED OXYGEN MEASUREMENTS IN INDIANA STREAMS DURING URBAN RUNOFF  

EPA Science Inventory

This short term research project was undertaken for the purpose of locating and identifying sites where potential dissolved oxygen (D.O.) impacts exist during periods of urban runoff, and providing the necessary information to justify more extensive D.O. model verification studie...

333

DISSOLVED ORGANIC MATTER AND METALS: EFFECTS OF PH ON PARTITIONING  

EPA Science Inventory

Eighteen Dutch soils were extracted in aqueous solutions at varying pH. Extracts were analyzed for Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn by ICP-AES. Extract dissolved organic carbon (DOC) was fractionated into three operationally defined fractions: hydrophilic acids (Hyd), fulvic acids (FA), an...

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Leachability of dissolved chromium in asphalt and concrete surfacing materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

Leachate metal pollutant concentrations produced from different asphalt and concrete pavement surfacing materials were measured under controlled laboratory conditions. The results showed that, in general, the concentrations of most metal pollutants were below the reporting limits. However, dissolved chromium was detected in leachate from concrete (but not asphalt) specimens and more strongly in the early-time leachate samples. As the leaching

Masoud Kayhanian; Akshay Vichare; Peter G. Green; John Harvey

2009-01-01

335

Leachability of dissolved chromium in asphalt and concrete surfacing materials.  

PubMed

Leachate metal pollutant concentrations produced from different asphalt and concrete pavement surfacing materials were measured under controlled laboratory conditions. The results showed that, in general, the concentrations of most metal pollutants were below the reporting limits. However, dissolved chromium was detected in leachate from concrete (but not asphalt) specimens and more strongly in the early-time leachate samples. As the leaching continued, the concentration of Cr decreased to below or close to the reporting limit. The source of the chromium in concrete pavement was found to be cement. The concentration of total Cr produced from leachate of different cement coming from different sources that was purchased from retail distributors ranged from 124 to 641mug/L. This result indicates that the potential leachability of dissolved Cr from concrete pavement materials can be reduced through source control. The results also showed that the leachability of dissolved Cr in hardened pavement materials was substantially reduced. For example, the concentration of dissolved Cr measured in actual highway runoff was found to be much lower than the Cr concentration produced from leachate of both open and dense graded concrete pavement specimens under controlled laboratory study. It was concluded that pavement materials are not the source of pollutants of concern in roadway runoff; rather most pollutants in roadway surface runoff are generated from other road-use or land-use sources, or from (wet or dry) atmospheric deposition. PMID:19604624

Kayhanian, Masoud; Vichare, Akshay; Green, Peter G; Harvey, John

2009-08-01

336

Spectral Characterization of Plant-Derived Dissolved Organic Matter  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Dissolved organic matter (DOM) derived from fresh or early-stage decomposing soil amendment materials may play an important role in the process of organic matter accumulation. The DOM can influence many chemical processes, due to its reactivity with both soil solution components and soil surfaces. W...

337

Treatment of dissolved metals using permeable reactive barriers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Permeable reactive barriers are a promising new approach to the treatment of dissolved contaminants in aquifers. This technology has progressed rapidly from laboratory studies to full-scale implementation over the past decade. Laboratory treatability studies indicate the potential for treatment of a large number of inorganic contaminants, including As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Fe, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb, Se, Te, U,

D. W. BLOWES; C. J. PTACEK; S. G. BENNER; R. W. PULS

338

Dark Oxidation of Dissolved and Liquid Elemental Mercury in Aquatic  

E-print Network

Jersey, 08544, and Departments of Chemistry and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University, 801 dissolved mercury favors the removal of Hg from lakes and ocean through gas evasion. On a local scale, this may be significant in the regulation of Hg accumulation in aquatic wildlife by de- creasing the Hg

Morel, François M. M.

339

Optical dissolved oxygen sensor utilizing molybdenum chloride cluster phosphorescence  

E-print Network

Optical dissolved oxygen sensor utilizing molybdenum chloride cluster phosphorescence Ruby N. Ghosh in the media.5 The optical and physical properties of molybdenum chloride clusters are eminently suited. The specificity of the molybdenum chloride clusters to molecular oxygen is determined by quantum me- chanics

Ghosh, Ruby N.

340

Effects of hydrodynamically rough grassed waterways on dissolved reactive phosphorus loads coming from agricultural watersheds.  

PubMed

A modified type of grassed waterway (GWW) with large hydrodynamic roughness has proven ability to reduce sediment load and surface runoff under conditions where best management practices on the delivering fields reduce sediment inputs that could otherwise damage the grass cover. It is unknown how such a GWW affects the loading of surface runoff with dissolved reactive phosphorus (DRP). The effect on DRP was tested in a landscape-scale study where DRP concentrations and loads in surface runoff were measured in two watersheds in which GWWs were newly installed and increased in effectiveness over time. Both watersheds were compared with paired watersheds without GWW installation; all watersheds were continuously monitored over 5 yr (1993-1997). Additionally, DRP concentrations were measured in open field and throughfall precipitation under growing grass and crops in field experiments, and DRP concentrations in surface runoff from straw covered surfaces were determined with laboratory rainfall simulation experiments. Dissolved reactive P in throughfall for the different cover types was highly variable, and the highest concentrations (up to 2.8 mg L(-1)) occurred especially during flowering of the respective crop and after frost events. Dissolved reactive P concentrations in runoff from straw-covered surfaces were slightly higher compared with those from bare soil. On average, there was a small difference in DRP concentrations between throughfall under growing crops and grass and in runoff from bare or straw covered soil surfaces. Hence, the introduction of a relatively small grassed area has little effect on the DRP concentration in surface runoff from the total watershed. This finding was supported by the watershed data, where watersheds with and without GWW showed similar DRP concentrations. No change in DRP concentrations occurred over the 5-yr period. Such GWWs will thus reduce the DRP load analogously to the reduction in total surface runoff. PMID:19202025

Fiener, P; Auerswald, K

2009-01-01

341

Photochemical Flocculation of Terrestrial Dissolved Organic Matter (tDOM) and Iron: Mechanisms and Geochemical Implications  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Photoflocculation of DOM has received relatively little attention. No previous studies have examined the chemical composition of the flocs nor investigated the coagulation mechanisms. We observed that, after 30 days of simulated solar UV irradiation of 0.1-um filtered Great Dismal Swamp (Virginia) water, 7.1% of the DOC was converted to POC while 75% was remineralized. Approximately 87% of the iron was removed from the dissolved phase after 30 days, but iron did not flocculate until a major fraction of DOM was removed by photochemical degradation and flocculation (>10 days); thus, during the initial 10 days, there were sufficient organic ligands present and/or the pH was low enough to keep iron in solution. Although photoflocculation of iron did eventually occur, it is not clear if iron is required for the initial flocculation of DOM. Using NMR and FT-IR techniques, we found that photochemically flocculated POM was enriched in aliphatics and amide functionality relative to the residual non-flocculated DOM, while carbohydrate-like material was neither photochemical degraded nor flocculated. Based on this spectroscopic evidence, we propose several mechanisms for the formation of the flocs during irradiation. We also speculate that abiotic photochemical flocculation may remove a significant fraction of tDOM and iron from the upper water column between headwaters and the ocean, including estuaries. Fig. 1. Concentrations of dissolved (gray), particulate (black), and adsorbed (white) material as a function of irradiation time: (a) organic carbon, (b) absorption at 300 nm, (c) total iron by atomic absorption, and (d) total nitrogen. Error bars represent the combined standard deviations of the 'total,' 'dissolved,' and 'adsorbed' terms from which the 'particulate' term was calculated. Total nitrogen was not determined for the 'adsorbed' material

Mopper, K.; Helms, J. R.; Mao, J.; Abdulla, H. A.; Schmidt-Rohr, K.

2013-12-01

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Effects of photodegradation of dissolved organic matter on the binding of benzo(a)pyrene.  

PubMed

Dissolved organic matter (DOM) in natural waters can bind various organic pollutants, and the affinity of this binding is strongly influenced by the chemical characteristics of the DOM and water pH. This study examined the effects of photochemically induced alteration of the DOM's chemical properties and water pH on the binding of benzo(a)pyrene (BaP). Time- and pH-series of solar-simulated irradiations were performed on a natural water sample and aqueous DOM solutions prepared from aquatic and soil humic substances. The binding affinity of BaP, expressed as a partition coefficient of a compound to DOM, decreased substantially after the DOM samples were irradiated over environmentally relevant radiation doses and pH ranges. The lowering of the pH due to the photoproduction of acidic products often partly offsets the reduction of the binding affinity caused by direct photoalteration of the DOM's chemical structure. The decrease of the binding affinity, after correction for the photoinduced pH change, was positively correlated with the decrease in the molecular weight and the aromaticity of the DOM in the course of irradiation. Increasing O(2) abundance accelerated the decrease of the binding affinity as a result of enhanced DOM photodegradation. Visible light played a more important role in reducing the molecular weight and aromaticity of the DOM than in reducing the content of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) via photoremineralization while the reverse was true for UV radiation, indicating that photochemical reduction of the binding affinity may occur in natural waters at depths greater than UV radiation can reach. A decrease of the affinity of DOM for binding BaP will increase the free dissolved fraction of BaP and thus its availability and toxicity to aquatic organisms. The results from this study may have similar implications for organic pollutants other than BaP. PMID:16406054

Lou, Tao; Xie, Huixiang; Chen, Guohua; Gagné, Jean-Pierre

2006-08-01

343

Modeling the liquid-phase oxidation of hydrocarbons over a range of temperatures and dissolved oxygen concentrations with pseudo-detailed chemical kinetics  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ability of pseudo-detailed chemical kinetic modeling to simulate the oxidation behavior of Exxsol D-80, a paraffin blend whose oxidative characteristics are representative of severely hydrotreated jet fuels, is assessed. The effects of temperature and initial dissolved O2 concentration on oxidation are considered. A 17-step pseudo-detailed mechanism is shown to provide reasonable simulations of Exxsol D-80 oxidation over a range

Nicholas J. Kuprowicz; Jamie S. Ervin; Steven Zabarnick

2004-01-01

344

DISTRIBUTED HYDROLOGICAL MODELING OF TOTAL DISSOLVED PHOSPHORUS TRANSPORT IN AN AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE. PART II: DISSOLVED PHOSPHORUS TRANSPORT  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Reducing non-point source phosphorus (P) loss to drinking water reservoirs is a main concern for New York City watershed planners, and modeling of P transport can assist in the evaluation of agricultural effects on nutrient dynamics. A spatially distributed model of total dissolved phosphorus (TDP) ...

345

Dissolved organic carbon and dissolved organic nitrogen export from forested watersheds in Nova Scotia: Identifying controlling factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Riverine nutrient export represents a transfer of terrestrial nutrients to lakes, estuaries and the near-coastal zone. In this study, we constructed regional predictive models for riverine dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and organic nitrogen (DON) exports. We used a subset of 10 watersheds to construct regional empirical models of DOC and DON export, reserving two watersheds for testing the predictive ability

J. A. Aitkenhead-Peterson; J. E. Alexander; T. A. Clair

2005-01-01

346

A variable reaction rate model for chlorine decay in drinking water due to the reaction with dissolved organic matter.  

PubMed

A second order kinetic model for simulating chlorine decay in bulk water due to the reaction with dissolved organic matter (DOM) was developed. It takes into account the decreasing reactivity of dissolved organic matter using a variable reaction rate coefficient (VRRC) which decreases with an increasing conversion. The concentration of reducing species is surrogated by the maximum chlorine demand. Temperature dependency, respectively, is described by the Arrhenius-relationship. The accuracy and adequacy of the proposed model to describe chlorine decay in bulk water were evaluated and shown for very different waters and different conditions such as water mixing or rechlorination by applying statistical tests. It is thus very well suited for application in water quality modeling for distribution systems. PMID:25765169

Hua, Pei; Vasyukova, Ekaterina; Uhl, Wolfgang

2015-05-15

347

Seasonal variability of total dissolved fluxes and origin of major dissolved elements within a large tropical river: The Orinoco, Venezuela  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Seasonal variations of total dissolved fluxes of the lower Orinoco River were calculated taking into account four complete hydrological cycles during a five-year period (2005-2010). The modern concentrations of total dissolved solids (TDS) of the Orinoco surface waters were compared with data collected during the second half of the last century published in the literature. This comparison leads to the conclusion that chemical composition did not evolve significantly at least over the last thirty to forty years. Surface waters of the Orinoco at Ciudad Bolivar are between bicarbonated calcic and bicarbonated mixed. In comparison to mean values of concentrations of total dissolved solids (TDS) of world river surface waters (89.2 mg l-1), the Orinoco River at Ciudad Bolivar presents mainly low mineralized surface waters (2005-10: TDS 30 mg l-1). The TDS fluxes passing at this station in direction to the Atlantic Ocean between 2005 and 2010 were estimated at 30 × 106 t yr-1, i.e. 36 t km-2 yr-1. It was observed that the seasonal variations (dry season vs wet season) of total dissolved fluxes (TDS and dissolved organic carbon (DOC)) are mainly controlled by discharge variations. Two groups of elements have been defined from dilution curves and molar ratio diagrams. Ca2+, Mg2+, HCO3-, Cl- and Na+ mainly come from the same geographic and lithologic area, the Andes. K+ and SiO2 essentially come from the Llanos and the Guayana Shield. These findings are important for understanding fundamental geochemical processes within the Orinoco River basin, but also as a baseline study in the perspective of the development of numerous mining activities related with aluminum and steel industries; and the plans of the Venezuelan government to construct new fluvial ports on the lower Orinoco for the transport of hydrocarbons.

Laraque, Alain; Moquet, Jean-Sébastien; Alkattan, Rana; Steiger, Johannes; Mora, Abrahan; Adèle, Georges; Castellanos, Bartolo; Lagane, Christèle; Lopez, José Luis; Perez, Jesus; Rodriguez, Militza; Rosales, Judith

2013-07-01

348

A three-phase free boundary problem with melting ice and dissolving gas  

E-print Network

We develop a mathematical model for a three-phase free boundary problem in one dimension that involves the interactions between gas, water and ice. The dynamics are driven by melting of the ice layer, while the pressurized gas also dissolves within the meltwater. The model incorporates a Stefan condition at the water-ice interface along with Henry's law for dissolution of gas at the gas-water interface. We employ a quasi-steady approximation for the phase temperatures and then derive a series solution for the interface positions. A non-standard feature of the model is an integral free boundary condition that arises from mass conservation owing to changes in gas density at the gas-water interface, which makes the problem non-self-adjoint. We derive a two-scale asymptotic series solution for the dissolved gas concentration, which because of the non-self-adjointness gives rise to a Fourier series expansion in eigenfunctions that do not satisfy the usual orthogonality conditions. Numerical simulations of the original governing equations are used to validate the series approximations.

Maurizio Ceseri; John M. Stockie

2014-11-05

349

Direct photolysis of carbonyl compounds dissolved in cloud and fog droplets  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Gas phase photolysis is an important tropospheric sink for many carbonyl compounds, however the significance of direct photolysis of carbonyl compounds dissolved in cloud and fog droplets is uncertain. We develop a theoretical approach to assess the importance of aqueous photolysis for a series of carbonyls that possess carboxyl and hydroxyl functional groups by comparison with rates of other atmospheric processes. We use computationally and experimentally derived Henry's law parameters, hydration equilibrium parameters, aqueous hydroxyl radical (OH) rate constants, and optical extinction coefficients to identify types of compounds that will not have competitive aqueous photolysis rates. We also present molecular dynamics simulations of atmospherically relevant carbonyl compounds designed to estimate gas and aqueous phase extinction coefficients. In addition, experiments designed to measure the photolysis rate of glyceraldehyde, an atmospherically relevant water soluble organic compound, reveal that aqueous quantum yields are highly molecule-specific and cannot be extrapolated from measurements of structurally similar compounds. We find that only three out of the 92 carbonyl compounds investigated, pyruvic acid, 3-oxobutanoic acid, and 3-oxopropanoic acid, may have aqueous photolysis rates that exceed the rate of oxidation by dissolved OH. For almost all carbonyl compounds lacking ?, ? conjugation, atmospheric removal by direct photolysis in cloud and fog droplets can be neglected.

Epstein, S. A.; Tapavicza, E.; Furche, F.; Nizkorodov, S. A.

2013-04-01

350

Dissolved oxygen regulation by logarithmic/antilogarithmic control to improve a wastewater treatment process.  

PubMed

This paper presents the automation of a real activated sludge wastewater treatment plant, which is located at San Antonio Ajijic in Jalisco, Mexico. The main objective is to create an on-line automatic supervision system, and to regulate the dissolved oxygen concentration in order to improve the performances of the process treating municipal wastewater. An approximate mathematical model is determined in order to evaluate via simulations different control strategies: proportional integral (PI), fuzzy PI and PI Logarithm/Antilogarithm (PI L/A). The controlled variable is dissolved oxygen and the control input is the injected oxygen. Based on this evaluation, the PI L/A controller is selected to be implemented in the real process. After that, the implementation, testing and fully operation of the plant automation are described. With this system, the considered wastewater treatment plant save energy and improves the effluent quality; also, the process monitoring is done online and it is easily operated by the plant users. PMID:24617069

Flores, Victor R; Sanchez, Edgar N; Béteau, Jean-François; Hernandez, Salvador Carlos

2013-01-01

351

Modeling dissolved organic carbon and carbon export in the equatorial Pacific Ocean  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The newly built CoSiNE-31 ecosystem model developed for the Pacific Ocean is employed here to evaluate carbon cycling in the equatorial Pacific upwelling region. This model explicitly includes 31 state variables capable of reproducing key biogeochemical features in this region, such as high-nutrient low-chlorophyll conditions. In the so-called Wyrtki Box (5°S-5°N, 90-180°W), the modeled area-averaged carbon export data show the predominance of the particulate organic carbon flux. This is consistent with observations, and amounts to 7.88 mmol C m-2 day-1 at the bottom of the euphotic zone (120 m water depth). Nearly as important is the dissolved organic carbon export flux, at 6.62 mmol C m-2 day-1. The modeled particulate inorganic carbon (PIC) export flux of 2.07 mmol C m-2 day-1 is much higher than the global average, indicating a key role of PIC sedimentation in the study region. The modeled carbon-to-nitrogen export ratio for particulate organic matter (POM) is 7.8, which is consistent with the Redfield ratio. The export ratio increases to 13.8 for dissolved organic matter (DOM). By implication, carbon export is markedly more efficient via DOM than via POM. This is the case also under simulated iron enrichment conditions, although there are measurable increases in carbon export efficiency for both DOM and POM.

Liu, Na; Zeng, Lili; Li, Yizhen; Xiu, Peng

2015-04-01

352

Heat as a tracer to estimate dissolved organic carbon flux from a restored wetland.  

PubMed

Heat was used as a natural tracer to characterize shallow ground water flow beneath a complex wetland system. Hydrogeologic data were combined with measured vertical temperature profiles to constrain a series of two-dimensional, transient simulations of ground water flow and heat transport using the model code SUTRA (Voss 1990). The measured seasonal temperature signal reached depths of 2.7 m beneath the pond. Hydraulic conductivity was varied in each of the layers in the model in a systematic manual calibration of the two-dimensional model to obtain the best fit to the measured temperature and hydraulic head. Results of a series of representative best-fit simulations represent a range in hydraulic conductivity values that had the best agreement between simulated and observed temperatures and that resulted in simulated pond seepage values within 1 order of magnitude of pond seepage estimated from the water budget. Resulting estimates of ground water discharge to an adjacent agricultural drainage ditch were used to estimate potential dissolved organic carbon (DOC) loads resulting from the restored wetland. Estimated DOC loads ranged from 45 to 1340 g C/(m2 year), which is higher than estimated DOC loads from surface water. In spite of the complexity in characterizing ground water flow in peat soils, using heat as a tracer provided a constrained estimate of subsurface flow from the pond to the agricultural drainage ditch. PMID:16029180

Burow, Karen R; Constantz, Jim; Fujii, Roger

2005-01-01

353

Solvatochromism and conformational changes in fully dissolved poly(3-alkylthiophene)s.  

PubMed

Absorption spectroscopy is commonly utilized to probe optical properties that can be related, among other things, to the conformation of single, isolated conjugated polymer chains in solution. It is frequently suggested that changes in peak positions of optical spectra result from variations in the stiffness of polymer chains in solution because this modifies the conjugation length. In this work we utilize ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) spectroscopy, small angle neutron scattering (SANS), and all atom molecular dynamic (AA-MD) simulations to closely probe the relationship between the conformation of single-chains of poly(3-alkylthiophene)s (P3ATs) and their optical properties. SANS results show variations in the radius of gyration and Kuhn length as a function of alkyl chain length, and structure, as well as the solvent environment. Furthermore, both SANS and MD simulations show that dissolved P3HT chains are more rigid in solvents where self-assembly and crystallization are possible. Shifts in P3AT optical properties were also observed for different solvent environments. However, these changes were not correlated to the changes in polymer conformation. Furthermore, changes in optical properties could not be perfectly described by generalized solvent-solute interactions. AA-MD simulations provide new insights into specific polymer-solvent interactions not accounted for in generalized solvatochromic theory. This work highlights the need for experiments and molecular simulations that further inform the specific role of solvent molecules on local polymer conformation and on optical properties. PMID:25486225

Newbloom, Gregory M; Hoffmann, Stephanie M; West, Aaron F; Gile, Melissa C; Sista, Prakash; Cheung, Hoi-Ki C; Luscombe, Christine K; Pfaendtner, Jim; Pozzo, Lilo D

2015-01-13

354

Measuring Total Dissolved Gas Pressure at a Petroleum Plume Site  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Groundwater contamination from petroleum hydrocarbons is ubiquitous across the country, in both urban and rural settings. Natural attenuation of petroleum contaminants may result in the production of gases (e.g. methane, carbon dioxide), in dissolved and potentially gas-phase form, which may affect the extent, persistence and remediation of petroleum hydrocarbon groundwater plumes. Current monitoring practices for gases in groundwater generally involve collecting water samples from wells or gas from gas-water separators during pumping tests, and subsequent analysis in the laboratory. Another potential option is the use of total dissolved gas pressure (TDGP) sensors, which can provide valuable real-time information on dissolved gas conditions while minimizing analytical costs. However, these have not been adequately tested or optimized for use in monitoring petroleum-contaminated groundwater. Preliminary testing of TDGP sensor measurement was performed on a selection of existing wells at a site in Ontario with previously-monitored groundwater contamination by petroleum hydrocarbons. TDGP was measured using a PT4 Tracker (Point Four Systems Inc., B.C.). Other properties such as dissolved oxygen and pH were also measured, and samples were collected and analyzed for major ions, metals, and various petroleum hydrocarbons. Results showed that 3 of the wells had contaminants, as well as elevated methane and dissolved iron. They also had lower nitrate and sulphate concentrations, but so did one uncontaminated well. The TDGP for these wells was elevated compared to background groundwater and compared to that expected for equilibration with the atmosphere. These higher values likely result from the microbial generation of dissolved methane. This data set suggests that natural biodegradation processes are occurring in the petroleum plume. However, some other wells also had elevated TDGP. They could indicate a septic plume, but the relatively low electrical conductivity (EC) is not supportive of this. It was also noted that for some wells, but not all, TDGP increased substantially following pumping, which may indicate that degassed stagnant water in the well needs to be replaced by fresher groundwater prior to TDGP measurement. These preliminary findings suggest that TDGP has the potential to provide real-time insight into where gas-producing reactions (in this case, likely methanogenesis) may be occurring in groundwater, which may be useful in assessing or monitoring natural attenuation of petroleum hydrocarbons. However, there are complicating factors that require further investigation.

Roy, J. W.; Spoelstra, J.; van Stempvoort, D.

2009-05-01

355

Greenhouse gases dissolved in soil solution - often ignored, but important?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Flux measurements of climate-relevant trace gases from soils are frequently undertaken in contemporary ecosystem studies and substantially contribute to our understanding of greenhouse gas balances of the biosphere. While the great majority of such investigations builds on closed chamber and eddy covariance measurements, where upward gas fluxes to the atmosphere are measured, fewest concurrently consider greenhouse gas dissolution in the seepage and leaching of dissolved gases via the vadose zone to the groundwater. Here we present annual leaching losses of dissolved N2O and CO2 from arable, grassland, and forest lysimeter soils from three sites differing in altitude and climate. We aim to assess their importance in comparison to direct N2O emission, soil respiration, and further leaching parameters of the C- and N cycle. The lysimeters are part of the Germany-wide lysimeter network initiative TERENO-SoilCan, which investigates feedbacks of climate change to the pedosphere on a long-term scale. Soil water samples were collected weekly from different depths of the profiles by means of suction cups. A laboratory pre-experiment proved that no degassing occurred under those sampling conditions. We applied the headspace equilibration technique to determine dissolved gas concentrations by gas chromatography. The seepage water of all lysimeters was consistently supersaturated with N2O and CO2 compared to water equilibrated ambient air. In terms of N2O, leaching losses increased in the ascending order forest, grassland, and arable soils, respectively. In case of the latter soils, we observed a strong variability of N2O, with dissolved concentrations up to 23 ?g N L-1. However, since seepage discharge of the arable lysimeters was comparatively small and mostly limited to the hydrological winter season, leached N2O appeared to be less important than direct N2O emissions. In terms of dissolved CO2,our measurements revealed considerable leaching losses from the mountainous forest and grassland soils, based on concentrations up to 24 mg C L-1 and high seepage discharge. Such losses turned out to be similarly important like soil respiration, particularly during winter when temperature-dependent soil respiration declined. In conclusion, the results of the first year of our measurements provide evidence that dissolved greenhouse gases should be considered in studies which aim to assess full greenhouse gas balances, particularly in ecosystems where hydrological conditions favour microbial activity and high leaching losses.

Weymann, Daniel; Brueggemann, Nicolas; Puetz, Thomas; Vereecken, Harry

2014-05-01

356

[Quantitative analysis of transformer oil dissolved gases using FTIR].  

PubMed

For the defects of requiring carrier gas and regular calibration, and low safety using chromatography to on line monitor transformer dissolved gases, it was attempted to establish a dissolved gas analysis system based on Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Taking into account the small amount of characteristic gases, many components, detection limit and safety requirements and the difficulty of degasser to put an end to the presence of interference gas, the quantitative analysis model was established based on sparse partial least squares, piecewise section correction and feature variable extraction algorithm using improvement TR regularization. With the characteristic gas of CH4, C2H6, C2H6, and CO2, the results show that using FTIR meets DGA requirements with the spectrum wave number resolution of 1 cm(-1) and optical path of 10 cm. PMID:24369641

Zhao, An-xin; Tang, Xiao-jun; Wang, Er-zhen; Zhang, Zhong-hua; Liu, Jun-hua

2013-09-01

357

Dissolved gas and ultrasonic cavitation--a review.  

PubMed

The physics and chemistry of nonlinearly oscillating acoustic cavitation bubbles are strongly influenced by the dissolved gas in the surrounding liquid. Changing the gas alters among others the luminescence spectrum, and the radical production of the collapsing bubbles. An overview of experiments with various gas types and concentration described in literature is given and is compared to mechanisms that lead to the observed changes in luminescence spectra and radical production. The dissolved gas type changes the bubble adiabatic ratio, thermal conductivity, and the liquid surface tension, and consequently the hot spot temperature. The gas can also participate in chemical reactions, which can enhance radical production or luminescence of a cavitation bubble. With this knowledge, the gas content in cavitation can be tailored to obtain the desired output. PMID:22705074

Rooze, Joost; Rebrov, Evgeny V; Schouten, Jaap C; Keurentjes, Jos T F

2013-01-01

358

The availability of dissolved organic phosphorus compounds to marine phytoplankton  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The availability of three dissolved organic phosphorus (DOP) compounds as nutrient sources for experimental culture of three algae was studied. Results indicated that these compounds could be utilized by algae, and that dissolved inorganic phosphorus (DIP) was first to be uptaken when various forms of phosphorus (DIP and DOP) co-existed. Dicrateria zhanjiangensis' uptake of sodium glycerophosphate was faster than that of D-ribose-5-phosphate. The increase of sodium glycerophosphate had little effect on the maximum uptake rate( V max) of Chlorella sp., but increased the semisaturation constant( K s) remarkably; the photosynthesis rates(PR) of Dicrateria zhanjiangensis and Chlorella sp. were rarely affected by using various forms of phosphorus in the culture experiments. The possible DOP pathways utilized by algae are discussed.

Hua-Sheng, Hong; Hai-Li, Wang; Bang-Qin, Huang

1995-06-01

359

Turning hardwood dissolving pulp polysaccharide residual material into barrier packaging.  

PubMed

Birch chips were subjected to pilot-scale pre-hydrolysis under various sets of conditions to mimic a pre-hydrolysis step in a dissolving pulp process. The process generates residual process liquor, a wood hydrolysate, and the treated chips may be directly utilized in a dissolving process. The wood hydrolysates were rich in xylan and utilized in the production of fully renewable films that provide very good oxygen barrier function and mechanical integrity also at high relative humidity. Membrane filtration had an effect in enriching higher molecular weight fractions from the hydrolysates, but noteworthy, a hydrolysate used in the crude state without any membrane filtration performed just as well as upgraded fractions in forming films providing acceptable tensile properties and a good barrier against oxygen permeation. PMID:23862767

Saadatmand, Soheil; Edlund, Ulrica; Albertsson, Ann-Christine; Danielsson, Sverker; Dahlman, Olof; Karlström, Katarina

2013-08-12

360

Biodegradable Materials and Their Effect on Dissolved Oxygen Levels  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this laboratory exercise, students will design and conduct an experiment to evaluate the effect of the presence of biodegradable materials on dissolved oxygen levels. They will come to understand the effect of biodegradable pollutants on water quality, design and conduct an experiment, interpret data, suggest additional studies, and preform serial dilutions. The students will discover that in aquatic systems, aerobic microorganisms will consume biodegradable material for energy, and in doing so will also take up oxygen from the environment as part of the cellular respiration process. They will also learn that scientists use dissolved oxygen levels as an indication of contamination by such pollutants as sewage, agricultural runoff, and organic industrial effluents. This activity has an accompanying teacher site with hints and more information. There are also links to several related sites.

361

Unimodal response of fish yield to dissolved organic carbon.  

PubMed

Here, we demonstrate a contrasting effect of terrestrial coloured dissolved organic material on the secondary production of boreal nutrient poor lakes. Using fish yield from standardised brown trout gill-net catches as a proxy, we show a unimodal response of lake secondary productivity to dissolved organic carbon (DOC). This suggests a trade-off between positive and negative effects, where the initial increase may hinge upon several factors such as energy subsidising, screening of UV-radiation or P and N load being associated with organic carbon. The subsequent decline in production with further increase in DOC is likely associated with light limitations of primary production. We also show that shallow lakes switch from positive to negative effects at higher carbon loads than deeper lakes. These results underpin the major role of organic carbon for structuring productivity of boreal lake ecosystems. PMID:24165396

Finstad, Anders G; Helland, Ingeborg P; Ugedal, Ola; Hesthagen, Trygve; Hessen, Dag O

2014-01-01

362

Azomethine H colorimetric method for determining dissolved boron in water  

USGS Publications Warehouse

An automated colorimetric method for determining dissolved boron in water is described. The boron is complexed with azomethine H, which is readily available as the condensation product of H acid (8-amino-1-naphthol-3,6-disulfonic acid) and salicylaldehyde. The absorbance of the yellow complex formed is then measured colorimetrically at 410 nm. Interference effects from other dissolved species are minimized by the addition of diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA); however, iron, zinc, and bicarbonate interfere at concentrations above 400 ??g/L, 2000 ??g/L, and 200 mg/L, respectively. The bicarbonate interference can be eliminated by careful acidification of the sample with concentrated HCl to a pH between 5 and 6. Thirty samples per hour can be routinely analyzed over the range of from 10 to 400 ??g/L, boron.

Spencer, R.R.; Erdmann, D.E.

1979-01-01

363

Chemical composition of biodegradable dissolved organic matter in streamwater  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Plug-flow biofilm reactors colonized,by microorganisms,in streamwater,were used to measure,the concentration and composition,of biodegradable,dissolved,organic C (BDOC) in White Clay Creek. During the 4-month study period, DOC ranged from 0.8 to 10.4 mg C liter-’ and was, on average, composed of 75% humic substances, 13% carbohydrates, 2% amino acids, and 18% > 100 kDa. The carbohydrates were predominantly polysaccharides, nearly all

Christian J. Volk; B. Volk; Louis A. Kaplan

364

Ultraviolet combustion of dissolved organic nitrogen compounds in lake waters  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ultraviolet combustion of lake waters combined with sensitive spectrophotometric NO, + NO,-N and NH,-N analyses offers a loo-fold increase in sensitivity over the micro-Kjeldahl method for total dissolved organic nitrogen. The procedure permits quantification of two organic nitrogen fractions in lake waters based on the relative rate and amounts of labile NH4-N and refractory NOa + NO,-N released. Combustions of

B. A. MANNY; M. C. MILLER; R. G. WETZEL

1971-01-01

365

Behavior of Dissolved Organic Carbon in Larch Ecosystems  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) has a significant contribution to carbon cycling in terrestrial ecosystems and links terrestrial\\u000a and aquatic environments (McDowell and Likens 1988; Neff and Asner 2001; Dittmar and Kattner 2003; Sondergaard et al. 2003).\\u000a Permafrost-affected ecosystems, which hold 25-33% of the world’s soil organic carbon (Hobbie et al. 2000), store significant\\u000a part of this carbon temporarily in the

A. S. Prokushkin; S. Hobara; S. G. Prokushkin

366

A hand-held optical sensor for dissolved oxygen measurement  

Microsoft Academic Search

A hand-held dissolved oxygen optical sensor based on solid-state electronics and highly oxygen-sensitive luminescence material has been developed. Oxygen-sensitive dye absorbed on silica gel particles was dispersed in a 0.2 mm homogenous silicone rubber film (optode membrane) and coated on a 580 nm long-pass filter. The O2-sensitive dye was excited by an ultra-bright blue light-emitting diode and the emission intensity

Dan Xiao; Yuanyao Mo; Martin M. F. Choi

2003-01-01

367

The measurement of dissolved organic and particulate carbon in seawater  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method is dcscribcd for the rapid dctcrmination of dissolved organic carbon in seawater in concentrations bctwcen 0.1 and 20 mg\\/liter. The oxidation is carried out in sealed glass ampoules using K&Lox as an oxidizing agent after the sample has been freed of inorganic carbon. The resulting CO2 is passed through a nondispcrsive infrared analyzer using nitro- gen as a

DAVID W. MENZEL; RALPH F. VACCARO

1964-01-01

368

Dissolved Organic Carbon in Terrestrial Ecosystems: Synthesis and a Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The movement of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) through soils is an important process for the transport of carbon within ecosystems\\u000a and the formation of soil organic matter. In some cases, DOC fluxes may also contribute to the carbon balance of terrestrial\\u000a ecosystems; in most ecosystems, they are an important source of energy, carbon, and nutrient transfers from terrestrial to\\u000a aquatic

Jason C. Neff; Gregory P. Asner

2001-01-01

369

Sea Water Ageing of GFRP Composites and the Dissolved salts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper houses the effect of sea water immersion on glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) composites. The major sources of interest are study of sea water absorption, penetration of the dissolved salts, details of chemical and physical bonds at the interface, variations of mechanical properties and study of failure mechanisms as revealed through SEM fractographs. Eighteen ply GFRP composites are immersed in sea water for a period of one year in steps of two months durations. It is revealed that the moisture absorption transforms from a Fickian to non-Fickian behavior with lapse of time. The dissolved salt 'K' shows highest depth of penetration after one year of immersion while 'Na' shows a least depth of penetration, as revealed from the EDS spectra. It is also revealed that 'Ca' seems to have a sudden burst in the rate of penetration even surpassing that of 'K'. This trend can be attributed to the combined effect of ionic mobility of the various dissolved salts and the probable interaction between 'K' and the -OH group of epoxy resin. This interaction between dissolved 'K' and the -OH group in the polymer could have arrested the further advancement of 'K' salts in the polymer, resulting in comparatively high rates of 'Ca' penetration. The mechanical properties such as inter laminar shear stress (ILSS), stress and strain at rupture, glass transition temperature (Tg) and elastic modulus show a decreasing trend with the increased duration of immersion. As revealed from the SEM fractographs pot- holing, fiber pull-out, matrix crack etc. are seen to be the major reason for failure of the immersed samples under load.

Chakraverty, A. P.; Mohanty, U. K.; Mishra, S. C.; Satapathy, A.

2015-02-01

370

Luminescent nanobeads for optical sensing and imaging of dissolved oxygen  

Microsoft Academic Search

A variety of luminescent oxygen nanosensors were prepared by addressable staining of poly(styrene-block-vinylpyrrolidone)\\u000a nanobeads with metal–ligand complexes whose luminescence is quenched by oxygen. They display optimal sensitivity in responding\\u000a to dissolved oxygen in concentrations from 0 to 100% air saturation. The nanobeads based on cyclometallated iridium(III) complexes\\u000a with coumarins are especially promising due to excellent brightnesses. The nanosensors respond virtually

Sergey M. Borisov; Ingo Klimant

2009-01-01

371

NMR study of nitromethane dissolved in a liquid crystal  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nitrogen, deuterium, and proton NMR data (quadrupolar splittings and relaxation times) for nitromethane dissolved in poly-?-benzyl- L-glutamate-methylene chloride solutions are reported. The data enable us to derive the nitrogen and deuterium quadrupolar coupling constants in nitromethane, which are 1679 ± 139 and 179 ± 15 kHz, respectively. Correlation times for this molecule are also reported. In addition, the order parameters and relaxation times for methylene chloride are obtained and compared to those of nitromethane.

Loewenstein, A.; Goldsmith, A. D.

372

Characteristics of dissolved carbon change in irrigation water  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is necessary to estimate carbon emission from soil for understanding carbon cycle processes in cultivated fields. Since irrigation water is introduced into a typical rice paddy field, one part of emitted carbon content from soil were trapped by water and dissolved in it, and dissolved carbon content outflows from the field at the drainage moment. In this study, we continuously and regularly analyzed dissolved carbon content of irrigation water and investigated seasonal variation of efflux of carbon from a paddy field. Experimental site is located reclaimed land in the southern part of Okayama Prefecture, Japan. And rice cropping cultivation has continued in a similar method every year. Intermittent irrigation water managements, or 3 days flooded and 4 days drained condition, were carried out during almost all the period of rice cultivated term. Irrigation water was sampled every flooding and drainage days. Inorganic carbon (IC) concentration was measured with total carbon (TC) analyzer (TOC-V/CSH, SHIMAZU). Amount of dissolved carbon in irrigation water was calculated from product of the carbon concentration and water levels. The experimental paddy field was divided into two areas, and two bottle of water were sampled from each area. In order to investigate what impact is brought on the annual carbon cycle by the difference of disposal management of residual biomass after the harvest, residual biomass was burned and plowed into soil at the one area on 29th Nov., 2011, and residue was not burned and directly plowed into soil at the other area as usual. IC during cultivated term in 2011 and 2012 in both area gradually increased day by day for every flooded periods. And IC showed distinct diurnal variations with lower value in the daytime than at night, it is because of photosynthetic activities by aquatic algae in the irrigation water.

Akaike, Y.; Kunishio, A.; Kawamoto, Y.; Murakami, H.; Iwata, T.

2012-12-01

373

Catalytic hydrothermal conversion of dissolved carbon dioxide into methane  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims to convert NaHCO3 (dissolved carbon dioxide in NaOH solution) into methane via hydrothermal catalytic reaction. The effects of various experimental parameters on the conversion efficiency of NaHCO3, e.g., amount of reactant (Zn) and catalyst (Ni), temperature, reaction time etc, were investigated. The results showed that a maximal 43.6% yield of methane was obtained at the optimal conditions:

Peng Yan; Fangming Jin; Jianglin Cao; Bing Wu; Guangyi Zhang

2010-01-01

374

Determination of total dissolved solids in water analysis  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The figure for total dissolved solids, based on the weight of the residue on evaporation after heating for 1 hour at 180??C., is reasonably close to the sum of the determined constituents for most natural waters. Waters of the carbonate type that are high in magnesium may give residues that weigh less than the sum. Natural waters of the sulfate type usually give residues that are too high on account of incomplete drying.

Howard, C.S.

1933-01-01

375

Adsorption of dissolved natural organic matter by modified activated carbons  

Microsoft Academic Search

Adsorption of dissolved natural organic matter (DOM) by virgin and modified granular activated carbons (GACs) was studied. DOM samples were obtained from two water treatment plants before (i.e., raw water) and after coagulation\\/flocculation\\/sedimentation processes (i.e., treated water). A granular activated carbon (GAC) was modified by high temperature helium or ammonia treatment, or iron impregnation followed by high temperature ammonia treatment.

Wei Cheng; Seyed A. Dastgheib; Tanju Karanfil

2005-01-01

376

Geochemistry and Reactivity of Exported Congo Riverine Dissolved Organic Matter  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Congo River basin drains the second largest area of rainforest in the world and is also the second largest river in terms of catchment size (3,680,000 km2) and freshwater discharge (42,000 m3 s- 1). Congo riverine dissolved organic carbon (DOC) export is estimated at 12.4 Tg DOC yr -1 or approximately 5 % of global riverine DOC export to

R. G. Spencer; A. P. Stubbins; P. J. Hernes; A. K. Aufdenkampe; P. Gulliver; K. Mopper; A. Baker; R. Y. Dyda; J. W. Six

2008-01-01

377

Graphite fuels combustion off-gas treatment options  

SciTech Connect

Scenarios for burning bulk graphite and for burning crushed fuel particles from graphite spent nuclear fuels have been considered. Particulates can be removed with sintered metal filters. Subsequent cooling would then condense semi-volatile fission products into or onto a particulate. These particulates would be trapped by a second sintered metal filter or downstream packed bed. A packed bed scrub column can be used to eliminate most of the iodine-129 and tritium. A molecular sieve bed is proposed to collect the residual {sup 129}I and other tramp radionuclides downstream (Ruthenium, etc.). Krypton-85 can be recovered, if need be, either by cryogenics or by the KALC process (Krypton Adsorption in Liquid Carbon dioxide). Likewise carbon-14 in the form of carbon dioxide could be collected with a caustic or lime scrub solution and incorporated into a grout. Sulfur dioxide present will be well below regulatory concern level of 4.0 tons per year and most of it would be removed by the scrubber. Carbon monoxide emissions will depend on the choice of burner and start-up conditions. Should the system exceed the regulatory concern level, a catalytic converter in the final packed bed will be provided. Radon and its daughters have sufficiently short half-lives (less than two minutes). If necessary, an additional holdup bed can be added before the final HEPA filters or additional volume can be added to the molecular sieve bed to limit radon emissions. The calculated total effective dose equivalent at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory boundary from a single release of all the {sup 3}, {sup 14}C, {sup 85}Kr, and {sup 129}I in the total fuel mass if 0.43 mrem/year.

Kirkham, R.J.; Lords, R.E.

1993-03-01

378

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

379

New processes target methanol production, off-gas cleaning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Catalysis plays a key role in two technological developments aimed at addressing environmental-related matters. One, a process that converts carbon dioxide to methanol, is seen as a means of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide dumped into the atmosphere without an economic penalty. The other, unsteady-state operation, is a chemical processing innovation that is finding its way into the cleaning

Haggin

1994-01-01

380

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

381

75 FR 13556 - Impact of Dissolvable Tobacco Use on Public Health; Request for Comments  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...of Dissolvable Tobacco Use on Public Health; Request for Comments AGENCY...dissolvable tobacco products may impact public health, including such use among children...and can be easily concealed, public health officials have raised...

2010-03-22

382

STREAM PRODUCTIVITY ANALYSIS WITH DORM (DISSOLVED OXYGEN ROUTING MODEL) - 2: PARAMETER ESTIMATION AND SENSITIVITY  

EPA Science Inventory

The dissolved oxygen routing model DORM, which determines productivity and respiration of a stream biological community, requires in addition to stream geometry and stream flow, parameter values for reaeration coefficients and temperature and dissolved oxygen (DO) limitations on ...

383

THE ROLE OF NITROGEN IN CHROMOPHORIC AND FLUORESCENT DISSOLVED ORGANIC MATTER FORMATION  

EPA Science Inventory

Microbial and photochemical processes affect chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) dynamics in the ocean. Some evidence suggests that dissolved nitrogen plays a role in CDOM formation, although this has received little systematic attention in marine ecosystems. Coastal sea...

384

Isotopic variations of dissolved inorganic carbon in the Gulf of Mexico  

E-print Network

stations were analyzed for salinity, dissolved oxygen, total inorganic carbon and the isotopic composition of the total inorganic I 1 on a University of Washington type salinometer. The total dissolved inorganic carbon in sea water was measured by a...

Kan, David Lan-Rong

1970-01-01

385

Rapid extraction of dissolved inorganic carbon from seawater and groundwater samples for radiocarbon dating  

E-print Network

The focus of this thesis is the design and development of a system for rapid extraction of dissolved inorganic carbon from seawater and groundwater samples for radiocarbon dating. The Rapid Extraction of Dissolved Inorganic ...

Gospodinova, Kalina Doneva

2012-01-01

386

Use of Passive Samplers to Measure Dissolved Organic Contaminants in a Temperate Estuary  

EPA Science Inventory

Measuring dissolved concentrations of organic contaminants can be challenging given their low solubilities and high particle association. However, to perform accurate risk assessments of these chemicals, knowing the dissolved concentration is critical since it is considered to b...

387

A hand-held optical sensor for dissolved oxygen measurement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A hand-held dissolved oxygen optical sensor based on solid-state electronics and highly oxygen-sensitive luminescence material has been developed. Oxygen-sensitive dye absorbed on silica gel particles was dispersed in a 0.2 mm homogenous silicone rubber film (optode membrane) and coated on a 580 nm long-pass filter. The O2-sensitive dye was excited by an ultra-bright blue light-emitting diode and the emission intensity was captured by a silicon photodiode. The long-pass filter efficiently reduced the scattered light from the light source. The emission signal of the optode membrane was converted to the voltage signal which was processed by a single-chip Micyoco controller, and the dissolved oxygen concentration was automatically displayed on a liquid crystal display unit. The developed hand-held optical sensor is a single-piece device which can provide instant and reliable dissolved oxygen measurement. The sensor showed good repeatability, photostability and long-term stability. Satisfactory results were obtained when its analytical performance was compared with that of a typical Clark-type amperometric oxygen electrode. The developed oxygen optical sensor possesses the advantages of portability, low cost and long lifetime.

Xiao, Dan; Mo, Yuanyao; Choi, Martin M. F.

2003-06-01

388

Xe-129 NMR of xenon dissolved in biological media.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The high solubility and large chemical shift of ^129Xe in various tissues makes it an ideal, non-invasive probe for pathological conditions such as cancer or atherosclerosis. To this end, we report NMR measurements of lineshapes, chemical shifts, and relaxation times of ^129Xe dissolved in the following biological tissues in vitro: heart, muscle, sinew, stomach(R.K. Mazitov, K. M. Enikeev, et al., Dokl. Akad. Nauk) 365, 396 (1999)., and the white and yolk of egg. NMR measurements of xenon dissolved in olive and sunflower oils are also reported. Tissues weighing 160--250 mg, not exposed to freezing, were studied in a 11.75 T field at the ^129Xe resonance frequency of 138.4 MHz; the pressure of xenon in the sealed-sample ampoules was ~20 bar. The influence of drugs and water content on tissues was studied. No xenon-water clathrates(J.A. Ripmeester and D.W. Davidson, J. Mol. Struct. ) 75, 67 (1981). were observed in the tissues, even at the high pressures used. The aim of this study is to establish possible correlations between the NMR parameters of dissolved xenon and the state of the tissue.

Mazitov, R. K.; Kuzma, N. N.; Happer, W.; Driehuys, B.; Merrill, G. F.

2002-03-01

389

Dissolved oxygen sensing based on fluorescence quenching of ceria nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The development of oxygen sensors has positively impacted the fields of medical science, bioengineering, environmental monitoring, solar cells, industrial process control, and a number of military applications. Fluorescent quenching sensors have an inherent high sensitivity, chemical selectivity, and stability when compared to other types of sensors. While cerium oxide thin films have been used to monitor oxygen in the gas phase, the potential of cerium oxide (ceria) nanoparticles as the active material in sensor for oxygen gas has only recently been investigated. Ceria nanoparticles are one of the most unique nanomaterials that are being studied today due to the diffusion and reactivity of its oxygen vacancies, which contributes to its high oxygen storage capability. The reactivity of the oxygen vacancies, which is also related to conversion of cerium ion from the Ce+4 to Ce+3 state, affects the fluorescence properties of the ceria nanoparticles. Our research demonstrates that the ceria nanoparticles (~7 nm in diameter) have application as a fluorescence quenching sensor to measure dissolved oxygen in water. We have found a strong inverse correlation between the amplitude of the fluorescence emission (?excitation = 430 nm and ?peak = 520 nm) and the dissolved oxygen concentration between 5 - 13 mg/L. The Stern-Volmer constant, which is an indication of the sensitivity of gas sensing is 184 M-1 for the ceria nanoparticles. The results show that ceria nanoparticles can be used in an improved, robust fluorescence sensor for dissolved oxygen in a liquid medium.

Shehata, Nader; Meehan, Kathleen; Leber, Donald

2012-10-01

390

Dissolved Nutrient Retention Dynamics in River Networks: A Modeling Investigation of Transient Flow and Scale Effects  

SciTech Connect

In this paper, we use a dynamic network flow model, coupled with a transient storage zone biogeochemical model, to simulate dissolved nutrient removal processes at the channel network scale. We have explored several scenarios in respect of the combination of rainfall variability, and the biological and geomorphic characteristics of the catchment, to understand the dominant controls on removal and delivery of dissolved nutrients (e.g., nitrate). These model-based theoretical analyses suggested that while nutrient removal efficiency is lower during flood events compared to during baseflow periods, flood events contribute significantly to bulk nutrient removal, whereas bulk removal during baseflow periods is less. This is due to the fact that nutrient supply is larger during flood events; this trend is even stronger in large rivers. However, the efficiency of removal during both periods decreases in larger rivers, however, due to (i) increasing flow velocities and thus decreasing residence time, and (ii) increasing flow depth, and thus decreasing nutrient uptake rates. Besides nutrient removal processes can be divided into two parts: in the main channel and in the hyporheic transient storage zone. When assessing their relative contributions the size of the transient storage zone is a dominant control, followed by uptake rates in the main channel and in the transient storage zone. Increasing size of the transient storage zone with downstream distance affects the relative contributions to nutrient removal of the water column and the transient storage zone, which also impacts the way nutrient removal rates scale with increasing size of rivers. Intra-annual hydrologic variability has a significant impact on removal rates at all scales: the more variable the streamflow is, compared to mean discharge, the less nutrient is removed in the channel network. A scale-independent first order uptake coefficient, ke, estimated from model simulations, is highly dependent on the relative size of the transient storage zone and how it changes in the downstream direction, as well as the nature of hydrologic variability.

Ye, Sheng; Covino, Timothy P.; Sivapalan, Murugesu; Basu, Nandita; Li, Hongyi; Wang, Shaowen

2012-06-30

391

Variable C : N : P stoichiometry of dissolved organic matter cycling in the Community Earth System Model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dissolved organic matter (DOM) plays an important role in the ocean's biological carbon pump by providing an advective/mixing pathway for ~ 20% of export production. DOM is known to have a stoichiometry depleted in nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) compared to the particulate organic matter pool, a~fact that is often omitted from biogeochemical-ocean general circulation models. However the variable C : N : P stoichiometry of DOM becomes important when quantifying carbon export from the upper ocean and linking the nutrient cycles of N and P with that of carbon. Here we utilize recent advances in DOM observational data coverage and offline tracer-modeling techniques to objectively constrain the variable production and remineralization rates of the DOM C / N / P pools in a simple biogeochemical-ocean model of DOM cycling. The optimized DOM cycling parameters are then incorporated within the Biogeochemical Elemental Cycling (BEC) component of the Community Earth System Model and validated against the compilation of marine DOM observations. The optimized BEC simulation including variable DOM C : N : P cycling was found to better reproduce the observed DOM spatial gradients than simulations that used the canonical Redfield ratio. Global annual average export of dissolved organic C, N, and P below 100 m was found to be 2.28 Pg C yr-1 (143 Tmol C yr-1), 16.4 Tmol N yr-1, and 1 Tmol P yr-1, respectively with an average export C : N : P stoichiometry of 225 : 19 : 1 for the semilabile (degradable) DOM pool. DOC export contributed ~ 25% of the combined organic C export to depths greater than 100 m.

Letscher, R. T.; Moore, J. K.; Teng, Y.-C.; Primeau, F.

2014-06-01

392

Temporal variations in dissolved selenium in Lake Kinneret (Israel)  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Selenium is an essential micronutrient for the growth of the dinoflagellate Peridinium gatunense that dominates the spring algal bloom in Lake Kinneret (LK). The relationship between the levels of dissolved selenium species and the occurance of algal blooms in this lake was studied. During algal blooms of P. gatunense in spring and of the blue-green Aphanizomenon ovalisporum in fall (in 1994) the concentration of epilimnetic dissolved organic Se (Se(org)) increased whereas that of selenite (SeIV) decreased, to levels below the limit of detection: 5 ng/l. The disappearance of SeIV during these blooms is attributed to algal uptake and it is suggested that the growth of both algae may have depended on Se(org) regeneration. A budget performed for selenate (SeVI) suggests that this species is also consumed by algae but to a lesser extent than SeIV (in 1994 ~40% of the epilimnetic load). During the stratification period the hypolimnion of Lake Kinneret becomes anoxic, with high levels of dissolved sulfide. The affects of this environment on the distribution of Se oxy-anions, selenite (SeIV) and selenate(SeVI), were also studied. At the onset of thermal stratification (March) about 35% of the lake inventory of both Se oxidized species are entrapped in the hypolimnion. During stages of oxygen depletion and H2S accumulation, SeIV is completely and SeVI partially removed from this layer. The removal is attributed to reduction followed by formation of particulate reduced products, such as elemental selenium Se(o). The ratio between SeVI to total dissolved selenium (SE(T)) in water sources to the lake is ~0.84, about twice the corresponding ratio in the lake (~0.44, during holomixis). In the lake about 75% of annual SeVI inflow from external sources undergoes reduction to selenide (Se-II) and Se(o) through epilimnetic algal assimilation and hypolimnetic anoxic reduction, respectively. It is suggested that the latter oxidation of the dissolved organic selenide released from biogenic particles and of Se(o) only to the tetravalent species is the cause for the lower ratio of SeVI/Se(T) in the lake.

Nishri, A.; Brenner, I.B.; Hall, G.E.M.; Taylor, H.E.

1999-01-01

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Erythrosin B encapsulated in a fluoropolymer matrix for dissolved oxygen optical sensing in aggressive aqueous environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

A robust thin film dissolved oxygen sensor was fabricated by trapping erythrosin B in a flexible fluoropolymer matrix. Strong phosphorescence, which was partially quenched by dissolved oxygen, was observed when the sensor was immersed in water. Residual phosphorescence, which was not quenched by dissolved oxygen, was attributed to the presence of aggregated dye species. The sensor was optically transparent, resistant

R. N Gillanders; M. C Tedford; P. J Crilly; R. T Bailey

2004-01-01

394

Dissolved Oxygen Sensing in a Flow Stream using Molybdenum Chloride Optical Indicators  

E-print Network

Dissolved Oxygen Sensing in a Flow Stream using Molybdenum Chloride Optical Indicators Reza Loloee1@msu.edu Abstract--Dissolved oxygen concentration is considered the most important water quality variable in fish culture. Reliable and continuous (24/7) oxygen monitoring of dissolved oxygen (DO) in the 1 ­ 11 mg

Ghosh, Ruby N.

395

Dissolved Oxygen for Fish Production1 Ruth Francis-Floyd2  

E-print Network

FA27 Dissolved Oxygen for Fish Production1 Ruth Francis-Floyd2 1. This document is FA27, one Commissioners Cooperating. Millie Ferrer-Chancy, Interim Dean What Is Dissolved Oxygen? Dissolved oxygen (DO) refers to oxygen gas that is dis- solved in water. Fish "breathe" oxygen just as land animals do. However

Watson, Craig A.

396

Freshwater and Saline Loads of Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen to Hood Canal and Lynch Cove, Washington  

E-print Network

Freshwater and Saline Loads of Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen to Hood Canal and Lynch Cove, Washington Prepared in cooperation with the Hood Canal Dissolved Oxygen Program Scientific Investigations of Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen to Hood Canal and Lynch Cove, Western Washington By Anthony J. Paulson

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Using 18O as a Tracer of Oxygen in the Photochemical Alteration of Dissolved Organic Matter  

Microsoft Academic Search

The biogeochemical cycling of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in natural waters is affected by numerous processes, including photochemical alteration. Photochemical processes result in the net oxidation and mineralization of DOM concomitant with dissolved oxygen consumption and production of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC; principally CO2). The photochemical oxygen budget is not well constrained while DIC production accounts for nearly all the

J. A. Davis; A. Stubbins; J. Helms; R. F. Dias; K. Mopper

2006-01-01

398

Dissolved trace elements in the Mississippi River: Seasonal, interannual, and decadal variability  

Microsoft Academic Search

A monthly trace element sampling of the lower Mississippi River, utilizing ultra-clean methods, was conducted from October 1991 to December 1993. Dissolved concentrations were determined for Fe, Mn, Zn, Ph, V, Mo, U, Cu, Ni, Cd, Rb, and Ba. The results show significant seasonal dissolved concentration changes for a number of elements. Specifically, dissolved Mn and Fe are found to

Alan M. Shiller

1997-01-01

399

Environmental Research 105 (2007) 519 A review of total dissolved copper and its chemical speciation  

E-print Network

improvements in wastewater treatment and point source control, persisting elevated dissolved copper to 2001. Concentrations remain elevated in the farthest reaches of the Bay (Delta and Estuary Interface.9% of the dissolved copper, effectively buffering the system against small changes in dissolved copper concentrations

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Fiber-optic dissolved oxygen and dissolved carbon dioxide sensors using fluorophores encapsulated in sol gel matrices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Fiber optic chemical sensors (FOCS) for oxygen, dissolved oxygen (DO), and dissolved CO2 sensing using thin films of fluorophores encapsulated in sol-gel matrices were made and tested. The DO/O2 sensor used ruthenium(II) tris(4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline) perchlorate (Ru(Ph 2Phen)Cl2) as the oxygen sensitive fluorophore and methyltrimethoxysilane (MTMS) sol-gel as the encapsulating matrix material. For the DCO2 sensor, 8-hydroxy-1,3,6-pyrenetrisulfonic acid trisodium salt (HPTS) co-doped with sodium bicarbonate was used as the DCO2 sensitive fluorophore-chemical system and diisobutoxy-alumino triethoxysilane (ASE) sol-gel was used as the encapsulating matrix material. It was found that oxygen quenches the excited state Ru(Ph2Phen)Cl 2 by diffusing through the MTMS matrix. Continuous excitation of Ru(Ph 2Phen)Cl2 during MTMS drying resulted in long, single exponential lifetimes of the metal complex and increased sensor sensitivity. When the sensor was field tested, it was found to have an excellent match compared to conventional titration method for determining dissolved oxygen concentrations and had fast response times. It was determined that this sensor measured the vapor pressure of oxygen rather than the absolute concentration of dissolved oxygen. For DCO2 sensing, it was found that the dynamic response of the senor could be tuned by varying the HPTS to NaHCO3 ratios. The sensor had fast response times compared to other fiber optic DCO 2 sensors reported which typically have response times of minutes.

Kwon, Hyeog-Chan

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Photochemical and microbial transformation of terrestrial dissolved organic matter - Lena River vs. rivers in mid and low latitudes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The aim of this study was to assess the fate of riverine dissolved organic matter (DOM) in coastal ocean. In that environment after the sedimentation of terrestrial particulate matter and the advective mixing of river water to optically clear marine water, the photochemical transformation of riverine DOM has a large potential for decomposing riverine DOM. For this study, we collected water samples from ten large rivers and carried out laboratory experiments with the river water samples. The potential for the photochemical decomposition of riverine dissolved organic matter was assessed by exposing sterile-filtered river waters to simulated solar radiation. Dark control samples we treated similarly but were not irradiated. The exposures were designed to decompose photochemically chromophoric dissolved organic matter, the major absorber of UV-vis radiation and the primary initiator of the direct photoreactions of DOM. In the end of irradiation, the difference in the concentration of dissolved organic carbon between the irradiated and the dark control sample corresponded to that portion of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) decomposable through direct photoreactions to carbon dioxide. In order to assess the amount of DOC phototransformed into biologically available forms, the irradiated and the dark control water samples received indigenous inoculums of riverine microbes and were incubated in the darkness. After a month, the difference in the concentration of DOC between the irradiated and dark control sample was considered to represent the photoreactive portion of DOC, while the residual DOC made up the DOC resistant to photochemical reactions. The photoreactive portion of DOC varied among rivers and was related to the amount of chromophoric dissolved organic matter in the water samples. The biological decomposition experiments were extended to last up to one year and predictions about the biodegradability of irradiated and dark control DOM were made by fitting a biodegradability model based on a reactivity continuum to the observed biodegradation of DOC. In the dark control samples, the biodegradation of DOC was moderate, but the irradiation speeded up the decomposition of DOC a lot. The potential photodecomposition of DOM can be realized with a few hundred kilometers from the mouth of those rivers discharging to the mid- or low-latitude ocean. For the DOM of Lena River, the potential photodegradation is realized only partially in the receiving Laptev Sea having seasons with no or little solar radiation and additionally covered by sea ice over most of year.

Vähätalo, A. V.; Aarnos, H.; Paolucci, E. M.; Musibono, D. E.; Khan, S. R.; Gelinas, Y.; Shantz, A.; Huang, Q.; Schneider, W.; Rezende, C. E.; Petrescu, E.; Reader, H. E.

2012-04-01

402

Assessment of potential climate change impacts on peatland dissolved organic carbon release and drinking water treatment from laboratory experiments.  

PubMed

Catchments draining peat soils provide the majority of drinking water in the UK. Over the past decades, concentrations of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) have increased in surface waters. Residual DOC can cause harmful carcinogenic disinfection by-products to form during water treatment processes. Increased frequency and severity of droughts combined with and increased temperatures expected as the climate changes, have potentials to change water quality. We used a novel approach to investigate links between climate change, DOC release and subsequent effects on drinking water treatment. We designed a climate manipulation experiment to simulate projected climate changes and monitored releases from peat soil and litter, then simulated coagulation used in water treatment. We showed that the 'drought' simulation was the dominant factor altering DOC release and affected the ability to remove DOC. Our results imply that future short-term drought events could have a greater impact than increased temperature on DOC treatability. PMID:23207497

Tang, R; Clark, J M; Bond, T; Graham, N; Hughes, D; Freeman, C

2013-02-01

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Environmental risk of dissolved oxygen depletion of diverted flood waters in river polder systems--a quasi-2D flood modelling approach.  

PubMed

River polders are retention basins contained by levees alongside rivers into which water from the main river channel is diverted during extreme floods in order to cap the peak discharge of the flood hydrograph and to alleviate downstream flood risk by reducing the water levels. The retained water, however, is stagnant and the organic material in the water and the bottom sediments imposes a strong oxygen demand on the water. This paper presents a quasi two-dimensional computer-based methodology to assess the environmental risk exhibited by the operation of polders with which the concentration of dissolved oxygen in river and polder water can be simulated. A Monte-Carlo analysis allows the probability distribution of all the outcomes of the minimum dissolved oxygen levels in the water to be derived. From this analysis, the environmental risk of the dissolved oxygen concentrations in the polder water falling below 2 mg O2/L (the level considered critical for aquatic ecosystems) can be determined. The August 2002 extreme flood event on the Elbe River, Germany, with a proposed polder system variant was used to calibrate the model. A daily time step was used to for the simulations for a time frame 12-21 August 2008. The results show plausible spatial and temporal variations in the dissolved oxygen concentrations within the polders. The quasi-2D approach was successful in simulating the spatial distribution of water quality constituents in the polder system. There is up to approximately 20% risk that dissolved oxygen levels fall below 2 mg/L in the polders. This risk can potentially increase if sediment oxygen demand increases due to crop residue and water temperatures in polders increase. High nutrient transport in the river during flooding can cause a spurt of phytoplankton growth in the polders. PMID:19106003

Lindenschmidt, Karl-Erich; Pech, Ina; Baborowski, Martina

2009-02-15

404

Oxidation of nanoscale zero-valent iron under sufficient and limited dissolved oxygen: Influences on aggregation behaviors.  

PubMed

Oxidations of nanoscale zero-valent iron (nZVI) under aerobic (dissolved oxygen?8mgL(-1)) and anaerobic (dissolved oxygen <3mgL(-1)) conditions were simulated, and their influences on aggregation behaviors of nZVI were investigated. The two oxidation products were noted as HO-nZVI (nZVI oxidized in highly oxygenated water) and LO-nZVI (nZVI oxidized in lowly oxygenated water) respectively. The metallic iron of the oxidized nZVI was almost exhausted (Fe(0)?8±5%), thus magnetization mainly depended on magnetite content. Since sufficient dissolved oxygen led to the much less magnetite (?15%) in HO-nZVI than that in LO-nZVI (>90%), HO-nZVI was far less magnetic (Ms=88kAm(-1)) than LO-nZVI (Ms=365kAm(-1)). Consequently, HO-nZVI formed small agglomerates (228±10nm), while LO-nZVI tended to form chain-like aggregations (>1?m) which precipitated rapidly. Based on the EDLVO theory, we suggested that dissolved oxygen level determined aggregation morphologies by controlling the degree of oxidation and the magnitude of magnetization. Then the chain-like alignment of LO-nZVI would promote further aggregation, but the agglomerate morphology of HO-nZVI would eliminate magnetic forces and inhibit the aggregation while HO-nZVI remained magnetic. Our results indicated the fine colloidal stability of HO-nZVI, which might lead to the great mobility in the environment. PMID:25441925

Jiang, Danlie; Hu, Xialin; Wang, Rui; Yin, Daqiang

2015-03-01

405

Chemical speciation and transformation of dissolved nitrogen in Lake Michigan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Great Lakes have experienced significant ecological and environmental changes due to increasing anthropogenic influences and the introduction of invasive species. However, changes in nutrient cycling pathways in Lake Michigan remain elusive. Water samples were collected between December 2012 and July 2013 along a transect from the Milwaukee River to open Lake Michigan for the measurements of dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN, including NO3, NO2, and NH4), dissolved organic nitrogen (DON), and colloidal organic nitrogen (CON). Concentrations of DIN in river waters decreased from winter to spring, while in Lake Michigan, DIN increased from spring/summer to winter, showing a general decrease from river to lake waters, but homogeneous or slightly increase from surface to deep water in Lake Michigan. Within the DIN pool, NO3 is the predominant species comprising >84%. Concentrations of DON also decreased from river to open lake waters, but less variable or slightly decreased from surface to deep waters in Lake Michigan. These variation trends highlighted the importance of terrestrial contribution of DIN and DON to the lake and possible production of DIN in bottom waters. While DIN predominated the total dissolved nitrogen (TDN) pool in both river and lake waters during winter, DON became dominant throughout the entire water column during spring/summer. The imbalance between DON production and DIN consumption during summer suggested that DON could also be derived from particulate nitrogen pool in the water column and other sources. Colloidal organic nitrogen contributed up to 22-56% of the DON pool or 12-32% of the TDN pool in river/coastal waters. Similar to DIN and DON, the abundance of CON also decreased from the Milwaukee River to Lake Michigan, indicating short turnover times of the colloidal N pool and increase the proportion of low-molecular-weight DON in lake waters.

Gao, L.; Guo, L.; Zhou, Z.; Cuhel, R. L.; Aguilar, C.

2013-12-01

406

Sources of dissolved salts in the central Murray Basin, Australia  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Large areas of the Australian continent contain scattered saline lakes underlain by shallow saline groundwaters of regional extent and debated origin. The normative salt composition of subsurface pore fluids extracted by squeezing cores collected during deep drilling at Piangil West 2 in the central Murray Basin in southeastern Australia, and of surface and shallow subsurface brines produced by subaerial evaporation in the nearby Lake Tyrrell systems, helps constrain interpretation of the origin of dissolved solutes in the groundwaters of this part of the continent. Although regional sedimentation in the Murray Basin has been dominantly continental except for a marine transgression in Oligocene-Pliocene time, most of the solutes in saline surface and subsurface waters in the central Murray Basin have a distinctly marine character. Some of the Tyrrell waters, to the southwest of Piangil West 2, show the increase in NaCl and decrease in sulfate salts expected with evaporative concentration and gypsum precipitation in an ephemeral saline lake or playa environment. The salt norms for most of the subsurface saline waters at Piangil West 2 are compatible with the dilution of variably fractionated marine bitterns slightly depleted in sodium salts, similar to the more evolved brines at Lake Tyrrell, which have recharged downward after evaporation at the surface and then dissolved a variable amount of gypsum at depth. Apparently over the last 0.5 Ma significant quantities of marine salt have been blown into the Murray Basin as aerosols which have subsequently been leached into shallow regional groundwater systems basin-wide, and have been transported laterally into areas of large evaporative loss in the central part of the basin. This origin for the solutes helps explain why the isotopic compositions of most of the subsurface saline waters at Piangil West 2 have a strong meteoric signature, whereas the dissolved salts in these waters appear similar to a marine assemblage. ?? 1994.

Jones, B.F.; Hanor, J.S.; Evans, W.R.

1994-01-01

407

Constraining Ocean Biogeochemical Models with Dissolved Iron Observations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Iron is a limiting factor to biological activity in some ocean regions and plays a vital role in oceanic biogeochemistry. We analyze a global database of dissolved iron measurements to better understand marine iron cycling and its relation to atmospheric and continental sources. The observational data are heavily weighted towards the upper ocean, with 68% from the upper 103m and 88% from the upper 502m, and towards the Northern Hemisphere (75%). In the deep ocean iron is clustered together within a relatively narrow range (0.2-1.0 nM) when margin-influenced data are excluded. In the upper ocean (< 500m) iron concentrations are much more variable, but generally low (< 0.4 nM) except in the high dust input regions of the North Atlantic and North Indian oceans. The lowest concentrations are seen in the Southern Ocean and the Equatorial Pacific. Observed iron distributions are correlated with atmospheric dust deposition in a non- linear fashion reflecting variable particle scavenging and biological uptake. We compare the dissolved iron observations with output from a Biogeochemical Elemental Cycling (BEC) ocean model. Scavenging of iron by particles is parameterized as a function of particle concentration and ambient dissolved iron concentrations. The model output was in general agreement with the field data (r = 0.77, for 103-502 m depths). At lower iron concentrations (< 0.3 nM) the model was biased high relative to observations. Future work will focus on improving the BEC iron cycling parameterizations utilizing the observational database.

Braucher, L.; Moore, J. K.

2006-12-01

408

Non-conservative Behavior of Dissolved Bromide in a Wetland  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Chloride and bromide are traditionally considered conservative species hence their concentrations and ratios are often used to identify the source(s) of solutes in a variety of surface and subsurface waters. Recent advancements in the neutron activation analysis (NAA) of dissolved halogens allow very small amounts of bromide (i.e., micrograms per litre) to be measured accurately. NAA analyses of interstitial water samples collected from two vertical profiles in a marsh in southeastern Alberta, Canada, demonstrate that the Cl/Br ratios of the near surface samples (i.e., less than 1.0 m below surface) are as much as five times higher than those of deeper samples. A review of the dissolved element concentrations demonstrates that the increase of the Cl/Br ratios in the near surface interstitial water at one of the profiles is related to an apparent net loss of bromide. Higher Cl/Br ratios in the near surface water sample collected from the second profile appear to be related to a net increase of the concentration of dissolved chloride. The concentration of water insoluble bromine in a near surface solid sediment sample from one of the vertical profiles is ten times higher than that of the deepest sample collected from the same site. The high concentration of water insoluble bromine in this sample appears consistent with the "loss" of bromine from the interstitial waters and suggests bromine uptake by plants and/or microorganisms. This study has significant implications for the identification of the source of halogens of both natural and anthropogenic origin in wetlands. Ongoing work on understanding the relationship between water insoluble bromine and organic matter in the shallow marsh sediment samples is underway.

Arkadakskiy, S.; Rostron, B.; Wallace, S.; Duke, J.

2006-12-01

409

Dissolved Inorganic Carbon Cycling in the Yukon River  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Carbon dynamics of the Yukon River are controlled by complex interactions among inorganic and organic carbon pools, including mineralization of particulate and dissolved organic carbon, hydrologic input of dissolved carbonate species, dissolution of particulate carbonates, and atmospheric interaction of CO2 and CH4. Dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) undergoes strong seasonality in concentration and source in the Yukon River. DIC and CO2 build up under ice in winter, due to mineralization of organic carbon from the previous year's primary production and input of bicarbonate rich groundwater. Winter DIC in the main stem of the river typically approaches concentrations of 4 millimolar, with CO2 partial pressure exceeding ten times atmospheric, and delta 13C-DIC in the range of -11 to -13 permil. Spring runoff mixes a variety of source waters into the Yukon, with tributary waters from landscapes rich in wetlands contributing DIC as depleted as -18 to -25 permil delta 13C-DIC. However, the net composition of DIC in the Yukon River is dominated by dissolution of particulate inorganic carbonates in runoff and glacial melt water that increase the 13C-DIC of the Yukon River at Stevens Village from about -12.6 permil in late spring to about -5.2permil in late summer. Coincident increase in the apparent age of 14C-DIC was from about 2200 YBP to 4500 YBP. High rates of carbonate dissolution occasionally lead to uptake of atmospheric CO2 by the river during summer. Results of carbon loads modeling, water and carbonate mixing calculations, and calculations of carbon discharge to the Bering Sea by the Yukon River, not completed at the time of abstract submission, will also be presented.

Striegl, R. G.; Dornblaser, M. M.; Chanton, J. P.

2003-12-01

410

Fluxes of Dissolved Trace Metals Evaluated Using Paired Thorium Isotopes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study examines the distribution of the long-lived thorium isotopes 232Th and 230Th in the Atlantic Ocean. 232Th in the ocean is derived from the partial dissolution of lithogenic minerals. 230Th is produced at a predictable rate by the decay of uranium, and its subsequent removal by efficient reversible scavenging onto settling particles provides a method to quantify 232Th fluxes to the ocean, and eventually to the seafloor. As such, combining analysis of these two isotopes in seawater has the potential to improve our ability to calculate present and past detrital fluxes to the ocean. Challenges to using this approach are both analytical, for example 232Th contamination issues encountered by many labs during the international GEOTRACES intercalibration, and the lack of systematically collected sample sets. The GEOTRACES program is helping to overcome these issues, giving deeper insights into the processes controlling the sources, sinks and cycling of thorium isotopes in the ocean. In this study, dissolved 232Th was measured in the subtropical North Atlantic, in a region of high Saharan aerosol flux, along the U.S. GEOTRACES section occupied in 2010 and 2011. The section ran from Portugal to Mauritania, under the plume of Saharan dust, and from there via Bermuda to Woods Hole. High concentration of dissolved 232Th were observed in the upper parts of the stations closest to Saharan dust plume as expected for an aerosol supply of lithogenic material to the ocean. However, high dissolved 232Th concentrations were also observed on the western side of the Atlantic basin away from the direct effects of the dust plume indicative of additional surface water lithogenic input sources. Assumptions and prospects for future development will be discussed.

Robinson, L. F.; Huang, K.; Anderson, R. F.; Fleisher, M. Q.; Edwards, R.; Cheng, H.; Moran, S.

2012-12-01

411

Recycle Waste Collection Tank (RWCT) simulant testing in the PVTD feed preparation system  

SciTech Connect

(This is part of the radwaste vitrification program at Hanford.) RWCT was to routinely receive final canister decontamination sand blast frit and rinse water, Decontamination Waste Treatment Tank bottoms, and melter off-gas Submerged Bed Scrubber filter cake. In order to address the design needs of the RWCT system to meet performance levels, the PNL Vitrification Technology (PVTD) program used the Feed Preparation Test System (FPTS) to evaluate its equipment and performance for a simulant of RWCT slurry. (FPTS is an adaptation of the Defense Waste Processing Facility feed preparation system and represents the initially proposed Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant feed preparation system designed by Fluor-Daniel, Inc.) The following were determined: mixing performance, pump priming, pump performance, simulant flow characterization, evaporator and condenser performance, and ammonia dispersion. The RWCT test had two runs, one with and one without tank baffles.

Abrigo, G.P.; Daume, J.T.; Halstead, S.D.; Myers, R.L.; Beckette, M.R.; Freeman, C.J.; Hatchell, B.K.

1996-03-01

412

Toxicity of dissolved ozone to fish eggs and larvae  

SciTech Connect

To find levels of dissolved residual ozone lethal to fish eggs and larvae during brief exposures, continuous-flow toxicity tests were performed with eggs and larvae of yellow perch (Perca flavescens), and fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas), eggs of white sucker (Catastomus commersoni), and larvae of bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus). The 50 and 99% lethal concentrations with confidence limits were calculated. Eggs of the species tested were more tolerant than larvae, which were destroyed by very brief exposures (less than 2 minutes) to residuals less than 0.1 mg/1. Because of the sensitivity of the larvae, residual ozone concentrations in natural waters should remain well below 50 ..mu..g/1.

Asbury, C.; Coler, R.

1980-07-01

413

Optical dissolved oxygen sensor utilizing molybdenum chloride cluster phosphorescence  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report on an optical oxygen sensor for aqueous media. The phosphorescent signal from the indicator, K2Mo6Cl14, immobilized in a polymer matrix, is quenched by ground state O32. Continuous measurements (?t=10 s) over 36 h in oxygen atmospheres (0%-21%) were obtained with a signal to noise ratio better than 150. Photobleaching was not observed over ˜13 000 measurements. The senor response at 10, 22, and 37 °C water is governed by bimolecular collisional quenching, as evidenced by a linear fit to the Stern-Volmer equation for dissolved oxygen in the range 0<[O2]<3×10-4.

Ghosh, Ruby N.; Askeland, Per A.; Kramer, Sage; Loloee, Reza

2011-05-01

414

Perfectly dissolved boron nitride nanotubes due to polymer wrapping.  

PubMed

We report for the first time that boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) may be dissolved in organic solvents by wrapping them with a polymer. Transmission electron microscopy and cathodoluminescence studies indicate the strong pi-pi interactions between BNNTs and the polymer. A band gap ranging from 5.2 to 5.5 eV was documented for the BNNTs independent of their geometrical characteristics by using ultraviolet-visible absorption experiments on composite films and thin BNNT films prepared from solutions. PMID:16287265

Zhi, Chunyi; Bando, Yoshio; Tang, Chengchun; Xie, Rongguo; Sekiguchi, Takashi; Golberg, Dmitri

2005-11-23

415

Bead and Process for Removing Dissolved Metal Contaminants  

SciTech Connect

A bead is provided which comprises or consists essentially of activated carbon immobilized by crosslinked poly (carboxylic acid) binder, sodium silicate binder, or polyamine binder. The bead is effective to remove metal and other ionic contaminants from dilute aqueous solutions. A method of making metal-ion sorbing beads is provided, comprising combining activated carbon, and binder solution (preferably in a pin mixer where it is whipped), forming wet beads, and heating and drying the beads. The binder solution is preferably poly(acrylic acid) and glycerol dissolved in water and the wet beads formed from such binder solution are preferably heated and crosslinked in a convection oven.

Summers, Bobby L., Jr.; Bennett, Karen L.; Foster, Scott A.

2005-01-18

416

UPTAKE AND UTILIZATION OF DISSOLVED GLYCINE BY A URELIA A URITA SCYPHISTOMAE : TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON THE UPTAKE PROCESS ; NUTRITIONAL ROLE OF DISSOLVED AMINO ACIDS  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the last decade there has been a considerable renewal of interest in the uptake of dissolved organic matter (especially amino acids) by marine in vertebrates. Among the goals of these investigations is the elucidation of the importance of dissolved free amino acids to the nutrition of these animals (for recent reviews and bibliographies, see : Johannes, Coward and Webb,

J. MALCOLM SHICK

1975-01-01

417

INFLUENCE OF PH, DISSOLVED OXYGEN, SUSPENDED SOLIDS OR DISSOLVED SOLIDS UPON VENTILATORY AND COUGH FREQUENCIES IN THE BLUEGILL 'LEPOMIS MACROCHIRUS' AND BROOK TROUT 'SALVELINUS FONTINALIS'  

EPA Science Inventory

Conservative no-effect concentration ranges were estimated for ventilatory and coughing responses of bluegill sunfish Lepomis macrochirus and brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis exposed to altered pH, or to changes in dissolved oxygen (DO), suspended solids, or dissolved solids con...

418

Leaching of dissolved organic carbon, dissolved organic nitrogen, and other solutes from coarse woody debris and litter in a mixed forest in New York State  

Microsoft Academic Search

Coarse woody debris (CWD) may play a role in nutrient cycling in temperate forests through the leaching of solutes, including dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and dissolved organic nitrogen (DON), to the underlying soil. These fluxes need to be considered in element budget calculations, and have the potential to influence microbial activity, soil development, and other processes in the underlying soil,

Sasha D. Hafner; Peter M. Groffman; Myron J. Mitchell

2005-01-01

419

Radiocarbon and stable carbon isotopic evidence for transport and transformation of dissolved organic carbon, dissolved inorganic carbon, and CH4 in a northern Minnesota peatland  

Microsoft Academic Search

To elucidate the roles of hydrology and vegetation in belowground carbon cycling within peatlands, radiocarbon values were obtained for pore water dissolved organic carbon (DOC), dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC), CH4, and peat from the Glacial Lake Agassiz peatland. The major implication of this work is that the rate of microbial respiration within a peat column is greater than the peat

L. S. Chasar; J. P. Chanton; P. H. Glaser; D. I. Siegel; J. S. Rivers

2000-01-01

420

Carbon isotopic characterisation of dissolved organic matter during water treatment.  

PubMed

Water treatment is a series of physio-chemical processes to aid organic matter (OM) removal, which helps to minimise the formation of potentially carcinogenic disinfection by-products and microbial regrowth. Changes in OM character through the treatment processes can provide insight into the treatment efficiency, but radiogenic isotopic characterisation techniques have yet to be applied. Here, we show for the first time that analysis of (13)C and (14)C of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) effectively characterises dissolved OM through a water treatment works. At the sites investigated: post-clarification, DOC becomes isotopically lighter, due to an increased proportion of relatively hydrophilic DOC. Filtration adds 'old' (14)C-DOC from abrasion of the filter media, whilst the use of activated carbon adds 'young' (14)C-DOC, most likely from the presence of biofilms. Overall, carbon isotopes provide clear evidence for the first time that new sources of organic carbon are added within the treatment processes, and that treated water is isotopically lighter and typically younger in (14)C-DOC age than untreated water. We anticipate our findings will precipitate real-time monitoring of treatment performance using stable carbon isotopes, with associated improvements in energy and carbon footprint (e.g. isotopic analysis used as triggers for filter washing and activated carbon regeneration) and public health benefits resulting from improved carbon removal. PMID:24075722

Bridgeman, John; Gulliver, Pauline; Roe, Jessie; Baker, Andy

2014-01-01

421

Dissolved organic nitrogen in precipitation: Collection, analysis and atmospheric flux  

SciTech Connect

Recent studies have documented the importance of atmosphere inorganic nitrogen deposition to coastal waters. However, due to the limited number of field measurements and concerns about the reliability of measurement techniques, the aeolian flux of organic N is very uncertain. Coordinated studies have been initiated at Lewes, DE and Charlottesville, VA to evaluate collection and analysis techniques for dissolved organic nitrogen (DON) in precipitation and to provide preliminary estimate of DON wet fluxes. Sampling was conducted both manually and employing an automated wet-only collector (ACM) on a daily basis. A total of 37 events were analyzed from October 1993 through December 1994. Side-by-side comparisons of standard white HDPE buckets and stainless steel and glass collection vessels indicate sampling artifacts associate with plastic buckets. DON in precipitation appears to be highly labile, with significant losses observed in some samples within 12 hours. Analytical methods evaluated include persulfate wet chemical oxidation, UV photo-oxidation and a modified high temperature instrumental (ANTEK 7000) technique. Based on preliminary results, the volume-weighted average concentration of DON in precipitation at the mid-Atlantic coast is 9.1 {micro}moles/1. On an annual basis, DON compromises 23% of the total dissolved nitrogen in precipitation, varying from 0--64% on an event basis. From an ecological perspective, DON wet flux represents a quantitatively important exogenous source of N to coastal waters such as Chesapeake Bay.

Scudlark, J.R.; Church, T.M. [Univ. of Delaware, Lewes, DE (United States). Graduate Coll. of Marine Studies; Russell, K.M. [Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States). Dept. of Environmental Sciences; [Univ. of Delaware, Lewes, DE (United States). Graduate Coll. of Marine Studies; Montag, J.A.; Maben, J.R.; Keene, W.C.; Galloway, J.N. [Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States). Dept. of Environmental Sciences

1995-12-31

422

A simple headspace equilibration method for measuring dissolved methane  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Dissolved methane concentrations in the ocean are close to equilibrium with the atmosphere. Because methane is only sparingly soluble in seawater, measuring it without contamination is challenging for samples collected and processed in the presence of air. Several methods for analyzing dissolved methane are described in the literature, yet none has conducted a thorough assessment of the method yield, contamination issues during collection, transport and storage, and the effect of temperature changes and preservative. Previous extraction methods transfer methane from water to gas by either a "sparge and trap" or a "headspace equilibration" technique. The gas is then analyzed for methane by gas chromatography. Here, we revisit the headspace equilibration technique and describe a simple, inexpensive, and reliable method to measure methane in fresh and seawater, regardless of concentration. Within the range of concentrations typically found in surface seawaters (2-1000 nmol L-1), the yield of the method nears 100% of what is expected from solubility calculation following the addition of known amount of methane. In addition to being sensitive (detection limit of 0.1 ppmv, or 0.74 nmol L-1), this method requires less than 10 min per sample, and does not use highly toxic chemicals. It can be conducted with minimum materials and does not require the use of a gas chromatograph at the collection site. It can therefore be used in various remote working environments and conditions.

Magen, C; Lapham, L.L.; Pohlman, John; Marshall, Kristin N.; Bosman, S.; Casso, Michael; Chanton, J.P.

2014-01-01

423

Molecular-level dynamics of refractory dissolved organic matter  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Refractory dissolved organic matter (DOM) accounts for most of the global oceanic organic carbon inventory. Processes leading to its formation and factors determining its stability are still largely unknown. We hypothesize that refractory DOM carries a universal molecular signature. Characterizing spatial and temporal variability in this universal signature is a key to understanding dynamics of refractory DOM. We present results from a long-term study of the DOM geo-metabolome in the open North Sea. Geo-metabolomics considers the entity of DOM as a population of compounds, each characterized by a specific function and reactivity in the cycling of energy and elements. Ten-thousands of molecular formulae were identified in DOM by ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry analysis (FT-ICR-MS, Fourier-Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry). The DOM pool in the North Sea was influenced by a complex interplay of processes that produced, transformed and degraded dissolved molecules. We identified a stable fraction in North Sea DOM with a molecular composition similar to deep ocean DOM. Molecular-level changes in this stable fraction provide novel information on dynamics and interactions of refractory DOM.

Niggemann, J.; Gerdts, G.; Dittmar, T.

2012-04-01

424

Megasonic cleaning: effect of dissolved gas properties on cleaning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Current and future lithography techniques require complex imaging improvement strategies. These imaging improvement strategies require printing of sub-resolution assist-features (SRAF) on photomasks. The size of SRAF's has proven to be the main limiting factor in using high power Megasonic cleaning process on photomasks. These features, due to high aspect ratio are more prone to damage at low Megasonic frequencies and at high Megasonic powers. Additionally the non-uniformity of energy dissipated during Megasonic cleaning is a concern for exceeding the damage threshold of the SRAFs. If the cavitation events during Megasonic cleaning are controlled in way to dissipate uniform energy, better process control can be achieved to clean without damage. The amount and type of gas dissolved in the cleaning liquid defines the cavitation behavior. Some of the gases possess favourable solubility and adiabatic properties for stable and controlled cavitation behaviour. This paper particularly discusses the effects of dissolved Ar gas on Megasonic characteristics. The effect of Ar Gas is characterized by measuring acoustic energy and Sonoluminscense. The phenomenon is further verified with pattern damage studies.

Shende, Hrishi; Singh, Sherjang; Baugh, James; Dietze, Uwe; Dress, Peter

2013-06-01

425

Precipitates in landfill leachate mediated by dissolved organic matters.  

PubMed

Clogging of landfill leachate collection system is so ubiquitous that it causes problems to landfills. Although precipitations of calcite and other minerals have been widely observed, the mechanism of precipitation remains obscure. We examined the clog composition, dissolved organic matters, leachate chemical compositions and the correlation of these variables in view of the precipitation process. It is shown that Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) inhibits precipitation of landfill leachate. Using the advanced NICA-Donnan model, the analysis of aqueous chemical reactions between Mg-Ca-DOC-CO2 suggests a good agreement with experimental observations. Calcite and dolomite are both found to be oversaturated in most of the landfill leachate samples. DOC is found to preferentially bind with Mg than Ca, leading to more likely precipitation of Calcite than dolomite from landfill leachate. The NICA-Donnan model gives a reasonable estimation of dolomite saturation index in a wide range of DOC. Modeling confirms the major precipitation mechanism in terms of alkaline earth metal carbonate. Uncertainties in model parameters are discussed with particular focus on DOC composition, functional group types and density concentration and the influential factors. PMID:25661175

Li, Zhenze; Xue, Qiang; Liu, Lei; Li, Jiangshan

2015-04-28

426

Application of natural attenuation for the remediation of dissolved BTEX  

SciTech Connect

Gasoline released from leaking underground storage tanks adversely impacted soil and groundwater. The underground storage tanks were removed and a soil vapor extraction system was installed in the area of the tank excavation. Natural attenuation was chosen as the preferred strategy for groundwater treatment and a thorough evaluation of natural attenuation processes was undertaken. Previous site data and recently collected groundwater results were used to assess the effect of natural attenuation on the dissolved phase BTEX plume during the past three years. A median benzene biodegradation rate of 0.0056 per day was calculated using a first order decay equation. The biodegradative capacity of the aquifer was calculated to be at least 144,000 grams of hydrocarbon which exceeds the BTEX mass present in the aquifer. BIOPLUME II modeling of the aquifer indicated that natural attenuation, occurring at rates measured on the site, will effectively reduce the concentration of dissolved BTEX to target levels within 7 years. Plume migration is expected to be minimal.

De, M.A.; Wessner, E.; Graves, D. [IT Corporation, Knoxville, TN (United States)] [and others

1995-12-31

427

Groundwater-transported dissolved organic nitrogen exports from coastal watersheds  

USGS Publications Warehouse

We analyzed groundwater-transported nitrogen (N) exports from 41 watershed segments that comprised 10 Cape Cod, Massachusetts watersheds to test the hypotheses that chemical form of N exports is related to land use and to length of flow paths through watersheds. In the absence of human habitation, these glacial outwash-plain watersheds exported largely dissolved organic N (DON) but at relatively low annual rate. Addition of people to watersheds increased rates of both total dissolved N (TDN) and DON export through groundwater. Percent of TDN as DON in groundwater was negatively related to path length of groundwater through aquifers, but %DON was not significantly related to population density on the watersheds. DON was often the dominant form of N exported from the watersheds, even at high population densities. Our results suggest that natural sources are not entirely responsible for organic N exports from watersheds, but, instead, a substantial portion of anthropogenic N introduced to watersheds is exported as DON. This finding is in disagreement with previous results, which suggest that anthropogenic N is exported from watersheds largely as NO 3- and that DON exported from watersheds is from natural sources. ?? 2006, by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.

Kroeger, K.D.; Cole, M.L.; Valiela, I.

2006-01-01

428

Identification of key parameters controlling dissolved oxygen migration and attenuation in fractured crystalline rocks.  

PubMed

In the crystalline rocks of the Canadian Shield, geochemical conditions are currently reducing at depths of 500-1000 m. However, during future glacial periods, altered hydrologic conditions could potentially result in enhanced recharge of glacial melt water containing a relatively high concentration of dissolved oxygen (O2). It is therefore of interest to investigate the physical and geochemical processes, including naturally-occurring redox reactions, that may control O2 ingress. In this study, the reactive transport code MIN3P is used in combination with 2k factorial analyses to identify the most important parameters controlling oxygen migration and attenuation in fractured crystalline rocks. Scenarios considered are based on simplified conceptual models that include a single vertical fracture, or a fracture zone, contained within a rock matrix that extends from the ground surface to a depth of 500 m. Consistent with field observations, Fe(II)-bearing minerals are present in the fractures (i.e. chlorite) and the rock matrix (biotite and small quantities of pyrite). For the parameter ranges investigated, results indicate that for the single fracture case, the most influential factors controlling dissolved O2 ingress are flow velocity in the fracture, fracture aperture, and the biotite reaction rate in the rock matrix. The most important parameters for the fracture zone simulations are flow velocity in the individual fractures, pO2 in the recharge water, biotite reaction rate, and to a lesser degree the abundance and reactivity of chlorite in the fracture zone, and the fracture zone width. These parameters should therefore receive increased consideration during site characterization, and in the formulation of site-specific models intended to predict O2 behavior in crystalline rocks. PMID:17935829

Spiessl, S M; MacQuarrie, K T B; Mayer, K U

2008-01-28

429

Terrestrial C sequestration at elevated CO2 and temperature: the role of dissolved organic N loss  

USGS Publications Warehouse

We used a simple model of carbona??nitrogen (Ca??N) interactions in terrestrial ecosystems to examine the responses to elevated CO2 and to elevated CO2 plus warming in ecosystems that had the same total nitrogen loss but that differed in the ratio of dissolved organic nitrogen (DON) to dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) loss. We postulate that DIN losses can be curtailed by higher N demand in response to elevated CO2, but that DON losses cannot. We also examined simulations in which DON losses were held constant, were proportional to the amount of soil organic matter, were proportional to the soil C:N ratio, or were proportional to the rate of decomposition. We found that the mode of N loss made little difference to the short-term (<60 years) rate of carbon sequestration by the ecosystem, but high DON losses resulted in much lower carbon sequestration in the long term than did low DON losses. In the short term, C sequestration was fueled by an internal redistribution of N from soils to vegetation and by increases in the C:N ratio of soils and vegetation. This sequestration was about three times larger with elevated CO2 and warming than with elevated CO2 alone. After year 60, C sequestration was fueled by a net accumulation of N in the ecosystem, and the rate of sequestration was about the same with elevated CO2 and warming as with elevated CO2 alone. With high DON losses, the ecosystem either sequestered C slowly after year 60 (when DON losses were constant or proportional to soil organic matter) or lost C (when DON losses were proportional to the soil C:N ratio or to decomposition). We conclude that changes in long-term C sequestration depend not only on the magnitude of N losses, but also on the form of those losses.

Rastetter, Edward B.; Perakis, Steven S.; Shaver, Gaius R.; Agren, Goran I.

2005-01-01

430

Yucca Mountain Area Saturated Zone Dissolved Organic Carbon Isotopic Data  

SciTech Connect

Groundwater samples in the Yucca Mountain area were collected for chemical and isotopic analyses and measurements of water temperature, pH, specific conductivity, and alkalinity were obtained at the well or spring at the time of sampling. For this project, groundwater samples were analyzed for major-ion chemistry, deuterium, oxygen-18, and carbon isotopes of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and dissolved organic carbon (DOC). The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) performed all the fieldwork on this project including measurement of water chemistry field parameters and sample collection. The major ions dissolved in the groundwater, deuterium, oxygen-18, and carbon isotopes of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) were analyzed by the USGS. All preparation and processing of samples for DOC carbon isotopic analyses and geochemical modeling were performed by the Desert Research Institute (DRI). Analysis of the DOC carbon dioxide gas produced at DRI to obtain carbon-13 and carbon-14 values was conducted at the University of Arizona Accelerator Facility (a NSHE Yucca Mountain project QA qualified contract facility). The major-ion chemistry, deuterium, oxygen-18, and carbon isotopes of DIC were used in geochemical modeling (NETPATH) to determine groundwater sources, flow paths, mixing, and ages. The carbon isotopes of DOC were used to calculate groundwater ages that are independent of DIC model corrected carbon-14 ages. The DIC model corrected carbon-14 calculated ages were used to evaluate groundwater travel times for mixtures of water including water beneath Yucca Mountain. When possible, groundwater travel times were calculated for groundwater flow from beneath Yucca Mountain to down gradient sample sites. DOC carbon-14 groundwater ages were also calculated for groundwaters in the Yucca Mountain area. When possible, groundwater travel times were estimated for groundwater flow from beneath Yucca Mountain to down gradient groundwater sample sites using the DOC calculated groundwater ages. The DIC calculated groundwater ages were compared with DOC calculated groundwater ages and both of these ages were compared to travel times developed in ground-water flow and transport models. If nuclear waste is stored in Yucca Mountain, the saturated zone is the final barrier against the release of radionuclides to the environment. The most recent rendition of the TSPA takes little credit for the presence of the saturated zone and is a testament to the inadequate understanding of this important barrier. If radionuclides reach the saturated zone beneath Yucca Mountain, then there is a travel time before they would leave the Yucca Mountain area and flow down gradient to the Amargosa Valley area. Knowing how long it takes groundwater in the saturated zone to flow from beneath Yucca Mountain to down gradient areas is critical information for potential radionuclide transport. Radionuclide transport in groundwater may be the quickest pathway for radionuclides in the proposed Yucca Mountain repository to reach land surface by way of groundwater pumped in Amargosa Valley. An alternative approach to ground-water flow and transport models to determine the travel time of radionuclides from beneath Yucca Mountain to down gradient areas in the saturated zone is by carbon-14 dating of both inorganic and organic carbon dissolved in the groundwater. A standard method of determining ground-water ages is to measure the carbon-13 and carbon-14 of DIC in the groundwater and then correct the measured carbon-14 along a flow path for geochemical reactions that involve carbon containing phases. These geochemical reactions are constrained by carbon-13 and isotopic fractionations. Without correcting for geochemical reactions, the ground-water ages calculated from only the differences in carbon-14 measured along a flow path (assuming the decrease in carbon-14 is due strictly to radioactive decay) could be tens of thousands of years too old. The computer program NETPATH, developed by the USGS, is the best geochemical program for correcting carbon-14 activities for geochemical r

Thomas, James; Decker, David; Patterson, Gary; Peterman, Zell; Mihevc, Todd; Larsen, Jessica; Hershey, Ronald

2007-06-25

431

Modeling dissolved organic carbon in temperate forest soils: TRIPLEX-DOC model development and validation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Even though dissolved organic carbon (DOC) is the most active carbon (C) cycling in soil organic carbon (SOC) pools, it receives little attention from the global C budget. DOC fluxes are critical to aquatic ecosystem inputs and contribute to the C balance of terrestrial ecosystems, but few ecosystem models have attempted to integrate DOC dynamics into terrestrial C cycling. This study introduces a new process-based model, TRIPLEX-DOC, that is capable of estimating DOC dynamics in forest soils by incorporating both ecological drivers and biogeochemical processes. TRIPLEX-DOC was developed from Forest-DNDC, a biogeochemical model simulating C and nitrogen (N) dynamics, coupled with a new DOC process module that predicts metabolic transformations, sorption/desorption, and DOC leaching in forest soils. The model was validated against field observations of DOC concentrations and fluxes at white pine forest stands located in southern Ontario, Canada. The model was able to simulate seasonal dynamics of DOC concentrations and the magnitudes observed within different soil layers, as well as DOC leaching in the age sequence of these forests. Additionally, TRIPLEX-DOC estimated the effect of forest harvesting on DOC leaching, with a significant increase following harvesting, illustrating that land use change is of critical importance in regulating DOC leaching in temperate forests as an important source of C input to aquatic ecosystems.

Wu, H.; Peng, C.; Moore, T. R.; Hua, D.; Li, C.; Zhu, Q.; Peichl, M.; Arain, M. A.; Guo, Z.

2014-05-01

432

Applications of a total dissolved gas pressure probe in ground water studies.  

PubMed

Measurements of dissolved gases have numerous applications in ground water hydrology, and it is now possible to measure the total dissolved gas pressure in situ using a probe. Dissolved gas pressure is measured by submerging a headspace volume with a gas-permeable membrane, allowing dissolved gases in the water to equilibrate with gases in the headspace, then measuring the pressure in the headspace with a pressure transducer. Total dissolved gas pressure (TGP) probes have many potential uses in ground water studies employing dissolved gases, including: (1) determining approximate excess air levels, which may provide information about the time and location of recharge; (2) screening wells for air contamination, which can compromise the accuracy of dissolved gas tracer techniques: (3) detecting a trapped gas phase, which can significantly reduce hydraulic conductivity and impede the transport of dissolved solutes and gases; (4) enabling the use of gas-filled passive diffusion samplers for determining accurate dissolved gas concentrations; and (5) determining relative concentrations of CH4 and CO2 when they are known to be highly abundant. Although TGP probes designed for surface water have been available for several years, TGP probes suitable for ground water applications have only recently become available. Herein we present what are, to our knowledge, the first reported ground water dissolved gas data collected using a TGP probe. We also explain the basic operating principles of these probes and discuss the potential applications listed. PMID:12873007

Manning, Andrew H; Solomon, D Kip; Sheldon, Amy L

2003-01-01

433

Characterization of dissolved organic matter from a restored urban marsh and its role in the mobilization of trace metals.  

PubMed

Dissolved organic matter (DOM), although highly variable and not very well characterized, plays a role in many important environmental reaction and transport processes, including trace metal mobilization. This study characterizes heterogeneous DOM from the pore-water of a restored urban tidal marsh, using chemical, optical, and electrochemical methods for dissolved organic carbon/nitrogen ratios (C:N: 1.8-6.4), spectroscopic characteristics (decreased aromaticity in amended sediments), element ratios (maximum sediment-associated trace metal concentrations measured<30cm), and metal complexation properties (logKc: Cd: 10.7±0.7>Pb: 9.5±0.1>Cr: 7.3±0.1>Cu: 5.07±0.53), all as a function of sediment depth. Specific DOM properties from the restored marsh were then compared to pore-water samples from a natural marsh and a simulated wetland microcosm which resulted in similar values, while the reference humic acid significantly differed in properties from field DOM. The results revealed that reference humic acids do not accurately represent the complexity of natural heterogeneous DOM, whereas a simulated wetland microcosm may provide a reasonable representation of natural DOM. Clear differences between amended and original soil (transition below 30cm) were observed in DOM and trace metal properties including: lower DOM content, higher logKc values, less DOM complexity, development of a iron-sulfide redox buffering pool, and greater affinity for metals in the solid phase occurring in the amended sediments. PMID:25681788

ElBishlawi, Hagar; Jaffe, Peter R

2015-05-01

434

Carbon isotopic exchange between dissolved inorganic and organic carbon  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The pools of inorganic and organic carbon are often considered to be separate and distinct. Isotopic exchange between the inorganic and organic carbon pools in natural waters is rarely considered plausible at low temperatures owing to kinetic barriers to exchange. In certain circumstances, however carboxyl carbon of dissolved organic matter (DOM) may be subject to exchange with the dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) pool. We report results from an isotopic labeling experiment that resulted in rapid methanogen-catalyzed isotopic exchange between DIC and the carboxyl carbon of acetate. This exchange rapidly mixes the isotopic composition of the DIC pool into the dissolved organic carbon (DOC) acetate pool. This exchange is likely associated with the reversible nature of the carbon monoxide dehydrogenase enzyme. In nature, many decarboxylase enzymes are also reversible and some can be shown to facilitate similar exchange reactions. Those decarboxylase enzymes that are important in lignin decomposition and other organic carbon (OC) transformations may help to mask the isotopic composition of the precursor DOC with as much as 15% contribution from DIC. Though this dilution is unlikely to matter in soils where DOC and DIC are similar in composition, this exchange may be extremely important in systems where the stable or radioisotope composition of DOC and DIC differ significantly. As an example of the importance of this effect, we demonstrate that the stable and radiocarbon isotopic composition of fluvial DOC could be altered by mixing with marine DIC to produce a DOC composition similar to those observed in the deep marine DOC pool. We hypothesize that this exchange resolves the conundrum of apparently old (>5 kyr) marine-derived DOC. If most of the carboxyl carbon of pre-aged, terrestrial-derived DOC (15% of total carbon) is subject to exchange with marine DIC, the resulting carbon isotopic composition of deep DOC will be similar to that observed in deep marine studies. DOC observed in the deep ocean might therefore have a terrestrial DOC carbon skeleton with a carboxyl-rich component that is marine in origin.

Thomas, B.; Freeman, K. H.; House, C. H.; Arthur, M. A.

2009-12-01

435

Carbon nanotubes: are they dispersed or dissolved in liquids?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) constitute a novel class of nanomaterials with remarkable applications in diverse domains. However, the main intrincsic problem of CNTs is their insolubility or very poor solubility in most of the common solvents. The basic key question here is: are carbon nanotubes dissolved or dispersed in liquids, specifically in water? When analyzing the scientific research articles published in various leading journals, we found that many researchers confused between "dispersion" and "solubilization" and use the terms interchangeably, particularly when stating the interaction of CNTs with liquids. In this article, we address this fundamental issue to give basic insight specifically to the researchers who are working with CNTs as well asgenerally to scientists who deal with nano-related research domains.

Geckeler, Kurt Ernst; Premkumar, Thathan

2011-12-01

436

Fiber optic micro-optrodes for dissolved oxygen measurements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper describes a simple, low cost technique for producing a micro-oxygen sensor based on indicator chemistry, and results obtained using this device to monitor dissolved oxygen concentration are reported. The technology is based on the use of submicron optical fiber tips which have a fluorescent chemical reagent immobilized on their tip surface. Fiber tips were formed by drawing single-mode optical fiber in a fusion splicer. Sol-gel films doped with a fluorescent, oxygen sensitive chemical indicator were then deposited on the surface of the fiber tip using dip-coating techniques. The sensors that we have developed using these coating technologies are reversible and have response times of a few tenths of a second.

Uttamchandani, Deepak G.; McCulloch, Scott

1998-08-01

437

Do Dissolving Objects Converge to a Universal Shape?  

PubMed

Surprisingly, macroscopic objects such as melting ice cubes and growing stalactites approach nonintuitive geometric ideals. Here we investigate the shape of dissolving cylinders in a large volume of water. The cylinders are oriented vertically and consist of amorphous glucose or poly(ethylene glycol). The dissolution causes density differences in the surrounding fluid, which induce gravity-driven convection downward along the object. The resulting concentration gradient shapes the cylinder according to fast dissolution at the tip and slow dissolution at the base. The contour of the object approaches a power law of the form z ? R(2), where z is the vertical distance from the tip and R is the corresponding radius. We suggest that this paraboloidal shape is the geometric attractor for the dissolution of noncrystalline objects in the presence of gravity. PMID:25409279

Nakouzi, Elias; Goldstein, Raymond E; Steinbock, Oliver

2014-11-26

438

Partial Molar Volume of Helium Dissolved in Hydrogen  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have determined the partial molar volume v ^' of helium