Effect of Repository Underground Ventilation on Emplacement Drift Temperature Control

Cold Weather Testing of Outdoor Gas-Fired Heaters

Modelling of a Heater Experiment in a Saturated Granite with Thermoporoelastic Source Singularities

TOUGH2 Model of the G-Tunnel Heater Test

Feasibility of Cooling Emplacement Drifts by Ventilation Air and Effects of Pre-Cooling Intake Air by Refrigeration

Computer Based Energy Analysis for Mechanical Retrofit of Buildings
Visionaries in the HVAC arena are now focusing their attention on servicing and retrofitting existing buildings. These efforts include modernizing and upgrading deteriorated equipment,...

Glass Melter Assembly for the Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant
The Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant (HWVP) is designed to solidify high level radioactive waste by converting it into stable borosilicate glass after mixing with glass frit and water....

Modeling of the Ventilation for Emplacement Drift Re-Entry and Rock Drying
Different ventilation scenarios were analyzed for a hot repository with a 114 kw/Acre heat load, to determine the time required to cool a drift to the point where the temperature of the...

Large-Scale in Situ Heater Tests for Hydrothermal Characterization at Yucca Mountain
To safely and permanently store high-level nuclear waste, the potential Yucca Mountain repository site must mitigate the release and transport of radionuclides for tens of thousands of...

Emplacement Drift Temperature Reduction by Cooling Enhancement and Ventilation
The application of cooling enhancement in a short vertical container emplacement layout is analyzed. Two 25 m-long heat pipes upward oriented at 45 degrees are installed at each emplacement...

A Probe Method for Measuring In Situ Rock Thermophysical Properties
The application of a thermal probe method for in situ thermophysical property measurement is analyzed. The REKA method (Rapid Evaluation of k and alpha) involves a single-borehole probe...

Investigation of HVAC Systems in Low Gravity Application
This paper has been developed to identify and summarize the principal areas of investigation necessary to design and install functional HVAC systems in low gravity applications. These...

Prototype Heater Test of the Environment Around a Simulated Waste Package
This paper presents selected results obtained during the 301 day duration of the Prototype Engineered Barrier System Field Test (PEBSFT) performed in G-Tunnel within the Nevada Test Site....

Radon Entry & Control Versus Indoor Dynamics
The measurements of air infiltration, interzonal transport and exfiltration as the diagnostic procedures have been significantly influential in the selection, implementation and evaluation...

Building Commissioning
In order to detect and correct defects in a timely, cost effective manner, HVAC system commissioning has recently been used as part of building construction. Preliminary evidence suggests...

Solar Water Heater for NASA's Space Station
This paper describes an investigation of the feasibility of using a solar water heater for NASA's Space Station. During the investigation computer codes were developed to...

Asbestos Removal With Occupancy and Operating HVAC

First Impulse Turbine in the U.S. Mining Industry
The United States Bureau of Mines has funded a research project to investigate the improvements made in the operation of mine refrigeration systems when a thermal energy recovery system...

Lessons Learned from First Impulse Turbine Installation in the U.S. Mining Industry
The paper discusses a research study to recover energy from service or cooling water brought into deep mines. The test site was the Luck Friday Mine, owned and operated by the Hecla Mining...

Laboratory Studies for the J. H. Campbell, Unit No. 3, Cooling Water Intake Design
A three-year study sponsored by the Empire State Electric Energy Research Corporation was conducted to determine the overall efficiency of a full-scale angled screen demonstration facility...

 

 

 

 

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