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Biomass: Comparison of Definitions in Legislation (open access)

Biomass: Comparison of Definitions in Legislation

This report discusses the use of biomass, its legislative history, and the proposed redefinition of biomass in legislation.
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: Bracmort, Kelsi
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Geoengineering: Governance and Technology Policy (open access)

Geoengineering: Governance and Technology Policy

This report is intended as a primer on the policy issues, science, and governance of geoengineering technologies. The report will first set the policy parameters under which geoengineering technologies may be considered. It will then describe selected technologies in detail and discuss their status. The third section provides a discussion of possible approaches to governmental involvement in, and oversight of, geoengineering, including a summary of domestic and international instruments and institutions that may affect geoengineering projects.
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: Bracmort, Kelsi & Lattanzio, Richard K.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Tribal Jurisdiction over Nonmembers: A Legal Overview (open access)

Tribal Jurisdiction over Nonmembers: A Legal Overview

The report provides an overview the Indian tribes, which are quasi-sovereign entities that enjoy all the sovereign powers that are not divested by Congress or inconsistent with the tribes' dependence on the United States. The report discusses tribal jurisdiction over nonmember Indians.
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: Smith, Jane M.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library

Doctoral Recital: 2013-11-26 – Gyuwan Kim, piano

Recital presented at the UNT College of Music Voertman Hall in partial fulfillment of the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree.
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: Kim, Gyuwan
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Berry Amendment: Requiring Defense Procurement to Come from Domestic Sources (open access)

The Berry Amendment: Requiring Defense Procurement to Come from Domestic Sources

This report examines the original intent and purpose of the Berry Amendment and legislative proposals to amend the application of domestic source restrictions, as well as potential options for Congress.
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: Grasso, Valerie Bailey
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
National Preparedness: Actions Taken by FEMA to Implement Select Provisions of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (open access)

National Preparedness: Actions Taken by FEMA to Implement Select Provisions of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006

Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins ""
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Hurricane Sandy Relief: Improved Guidance on Designing Internal Control Plans Could Enhance Oversight of Disaster Funding (open access)

Hurricane Sandy Relief: Improved Guidance on Designing Internal Control Plans Could Enhance Oversight of Disaster Funding

A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In response to the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, agencies prepared Hurricane Sandy disaster relief internal control plans based on Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance but did not consistently apply the guidance in preparing these plans. OMB Memorandum M-13-07 (M-13-07), Accountability for Funds Provided by the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, directed federal agencies to provide a description of incremental risks they identified for Sandy disaster relief funding as well as an internal control strategy for mitigating these risks. Each of the 19 agencies responsible for the 61 programs receiving funds under the act submitted an internal control plan with specific program details using a template provided by OMB. Agencies' plans ranged from providing most of the required information to not providing any information on certain programs. For example, each of the 61 programs was required to discuss its protocol for improper payments; however, GAO found that 38 programs included this information, 11 included partial information, and 12 included no information."
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Small Business Contracting: Updated Guidance and Reporting Needed for Consolidated Contracts (open access)

Small Business Contracting: Updated Guidance and Reporting Needed for Consolidated Contracts

A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Department of Defense (DOD) and the General Services Administration (GSA)--which accounted for more than 80 percent of the consolidated contracts reported by all federal agencies in fiscal years 2011 and 2012--do not know the full extent to which they are awarding consolidated contracts. This is the result of contracts being misreported in the federal procurement data system. GAO reviewed 157 contracts--more than half of all DOD and GSA contracts that were reported as consolidated--and found that 34 percent of the DOD contracts and all of the GSA contracts in fact were not consolidated. GAO also identified four DOD contracts with consolidated requirements that were not reported as such."
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 101, No. 25, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 26, 2013 (open access)

North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 101, No. 25, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Semiweekly student newspaper from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas that includes local, state, and campus news along with advertising.
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: Hill, Nadia
Object Type: Newspaper
System: The Portal to Texas History

Faculty and Doctoral Recital: 2013-11-26 - Julia Bushkova, violin and Arsentiy Kharitonov, piano

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A faculty and doctoral student recital performed at the UNT College of Music Voertman Hall.
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: Bushkova, Julia & Kharitonov, Arsentiy
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Guest Artist Recital: 2013-11-26 - Walt Weiskopf and One O'Clock Lab Band

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Guest jazz concert performed at the UNT College of Music Winspear Hall.
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: Weiskopf, Walt
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library
Brownwood Bulletin (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 114, No. 36, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 26, 2013 (open access)

Brownwood Bulletin (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 114, No. 36, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Weekly newspaper from Brownwood, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with advertising.
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: Hanrahan, Thom
Object Type: Newspaper
System: The Portal to Texas History
Rains County Leader (Emory, Tex.), Vol. 127, No. 25, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 26, 2013 (open access)

Rains County Leader (Emory, Tex.), Vol. 127, No. 25, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Weekly newspaper from Emory, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising.
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: Hill, Trey
Object Type: Newspaper
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Mayborn offices decorated for holidays]

Photograph of holiday decorations at the Mayborn School of Journalism located in the General Academic Building (GAB) at UNT.
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: Clark, Junebug
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library
Brady Standard-Herald and Heart of Texas News (Brady, Tex.), Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 26, 2013 (open access)

Brady Standard-Herald and Heart of Texas News (Brady, Tex.), Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Weekly newspaper from Brady, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising.
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: Stewart, James E.
Object Type: Newspaper
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cast Stone Oxidation Front Evaluation: Preliminary Results For Samples Exposed To Moist Air (open access)

Cast Stone Oxidation Front Evaluation: Preliminary Results For Samples Exposed To Moist Air

The rate of oxidation is important to the long-term performance of reducing salt waste forms because the solubility of some contaminants, e.g., technetium, is a function of oxidation state. TcO{sub 4}{sup −} in the salt solution is reduced to Tc(IV) and has been shown to react with ingredients in the waste form to precipitate low solubility sulfide and/or oxide phases. Upon exposure to oxygen, the compounds containing Tc(IV) oxidize to the pertechnetate ion, Tc(VII)O{sub 4}{sup −}, which is very soluble. Consequently the rate of technetium oxidation front advancement into a monolith and the technetium leaching profile as a function of depth from an exposed surface are important to waste form performance and ground water concentration predictions. An approach for measuring contaminant oxidation rate (effective contaminant specific oxidation rate) based on leaching of select contaminants of concern is described in this report. In addition, the relationship between reduction capacity and contaminant oxidation is addressed. Chromate (Cr(VI) was used as a non-radioactive surrogate for pertechnetate, Tc(VII), in Cast Stone samples prepared with 5 M Simulant. Cast Stone spiked with pertechnetate was also prepared and tested. Depth discrete subsamples spiked with Cr were cut from Cast Stone exposed to Savannah River Site (SRS) …
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: Langton, C. A. & Almond, P. M.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
MIXING STUDY FOR JT-71/72 TANKS (open access)

MIXING STUDY FOR JT-71/72 TANKS

All modeling calculations for the mixing operations of miscible fluids contained in HBLine tanks, JT-71/72, were performed by taking a three-dimensional Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) approach. The CFD modeling results were benchmarked against the literature results and the previous SRNL test results to validate the model. Final performance calculations were performed by using the validated model to quantify the mixing time for the HB-Line tanks. The mixing study results for the JT-71/72 tanks show that, for the cases modeled, the mixing time required for blending of the tank contents is no more than 35 minutes, which is well below 2.5 hours of recirculation pump operation. Therefore, the results demonstrate the adequacy of 2.5 hours’ mixing time of the tank contents by one recirculation pump to get well mixed.
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: Lee, S.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Final Scientific/Technical Report (open access)

Final Scientific/Technical Report

Led by James Madison University, Valley 25x?25 promotes using a diverse energy portfolio to achieve the goal of 25 percent renewable energy by 2025, including renewables like wind, biomass, solar, and geothermal. A primary emphasis is energy efficiency, which offers the best opportunities to decrease the use and impact of non-renewable energy sources. Endorsed by the national 25x?25 organization, Valley 25x?25 serves as an East Coast Demonstration Project, and as such, partners with regional businesses, local and state governments, institutions of higher education, and K-12 schools to explore how Valley resources can contribute to the development of innovative energy solutions.
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: Newbold, Kenneth F.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Single-Step Syngas-to-Distillates (S2D) Synthesis via Methanol and Dimethyl Ether Intermediates: Final Report (open access)

Single-Step Syngas-to-Distillates (S2D) Synthesis via Methanol and Dimethyl Ether Intermediates: Final Report

The objective of the work was to enhance price-competitive, synthesis gas (syngas)-based production of transportation fuels that are directly compatible with the existing vehicle fleet (i.e., vehicles fueled by gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, etc.). To accomplish this, modifications to the traditional methanol-to-gasoline (MTG) process were investigated. In this study, we investigated direct conversion of syngas to distillates using methanol and dimethyl ether intermediates. For this application, a Pd/ZnO/Al2O3 (PdZnAl) catalyst previously developed for methanol steam reforming was evaluated. The PdZnAl catalyst was shown to be far superior to a conventional copper-based methanol catalyst when operated at relatively high temperatures (i.e., >300°C), which is necessary for MTG-type applications. Catalytic performance was evaluated through parametric studies. Process conditions such as temperature, pressure, gas-hour-space velocity, and syngas feed ratio (i.e., hydrogen:carbon monoxide) were investigated. PdZnAl catalyst formulation also was optimized to maximize conversion and selectivity to methanol and dimethyl ether while suppressing methane formation. Thus, a PdZn/Al2O3 catalyst optimized for methanol and dimethyl ether formation was developed through combined catalytic material and process parameter exploration. However, even after compositional optimization, a significant amount of undesirable carbon dioxide was produced (formed via the water-gas-shift reaction), and some degree of methane formation could not be …
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: Dagle, Robert A.; Lebarbier, Vanessa MC; Lizarazo Adarme, Jair A.; King, David L.; Zhu, Yunhua; Gray, Michel J. et al.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Results For The Third Quarter 2013 Tank 50 WAC Slurry Sample (open access)

Results For The Third Quarter 2013 Tank 50 WAC Slurry Sample

This report details the chemical and radionuclide contaminant results for the characterization of the 2013 Third Quarter sampling of Tank 50 for the Saltstone Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) in effect at that time. Information from this characterization will be used by DWPF & Saltstone Facility Engineering (DSFE) to support the transfer of low-level aqueous waste from Tank 50 to the Salt Feed Tank in the Saltstone Facility in Z-Area, where the waste will be immobilized. This information is also used to update the Tank 50 Waste Characterization System.
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: Bannochie, Christopher J.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Architectural Analysis of a LLNL LWIR Sensor System (open access)

Architectural Analysis of a LLNL LWIR Sensor System

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Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: Bond, E J; Curry, J R; LaFortune, K N & Williams, A M
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
An Exploratory Evaluation of Tyrosine Hydroxylase Inhibition in Planaria as a Model for Parkinsonism (open access)

An Exploratory Evaluation of Tyrosine Hydroxylase Inhibition in Planaria as a Model for Parkinsonism

Study examines planaria as potential models of parkinsonism for the purpose of screening potential therapeutic agents.
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: Prokai, David; Nguyen, Thinh; Kamrowski, Kurt; Chandra, Ashwin; Talamantes, Tatjana; Baxter, Lewis R. et al.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Altus Times (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 114, No. 177, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 26, 2013 (open access)

The Altus Times (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 114, No. 177, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Daily newspaper from Altus, Oklahoma that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising.
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: Bush, Michael
Object Type: Newspaper
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
Jacksboro Gazette-News (Jacksboro, Tex.), Vol. 134, No. 25, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 26, 2013 (open access)

Jacksboro Gazette-News (Jacksboro, Tex.), Vol. 134, No. 25, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Weekly newspaper from Jacksboro, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with advertising.
Date: November 26, 2013
Creator: Rushin, Cherry
Object Type: Newspaper
System: The Portal to Texas History