Hydrogen Reduction of Lunar Soil and Simulants
Carbotek, Inc., and the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) are cooperating on further development of the Carbotek process to produce oxygen from lunar ilmenite by hydrogen...

Thaw Weakening Research at the Minnesota Road Research Project

High-Performance Concrete in All-Weather Deck Pours
A high-performance concrete mix enhanced with a combination of microsilica, superplasticizer, and high dosages of an corrosion-inhibiting, accelerating admixture (calcium nitrite); proved...

Minnesota Road Research Project - An Overview
The Minnesota Department of Transportation in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration and the Local Roads Research Board of Minnesota is constructing the Minnesota Road Research...

State Environmental Review of a Proposed Utility Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
This paper describes the environmental review process which was applied by the State of Minnesota to a proposed dry cask storage facility. An environmental analysis of the proposed project...

Forecasting Irrigation Water Supply Using a Computer Model and Remotely Sensed Snow Cover
Improved streamflow forecasting in the Sevier River Basin is one objective of the Sevier River Water Management Study. Short-term forecasts are needed for optimum operations of irrigation...

Mercury Behavior in a Wastewater Sludge Incineration Process
The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) in Duluth, Minnesota utilizes solid waste as fuel to incinerate wastewater treatment sludge, conserving energy resources while reducing...

Incident Detection Through Video Image Processing
A machine vision system for vehicle detection and traffic parameter extraction (called AUTOSCOPE) was recently developed at the University of Minnesota. Its advantages lie in its multispot...

Minnesota Department of Transportation Experience in the Application of Advanced Traffic Management Systems
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) began deploying Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS) in the early 70's. The Interstate 35W just south of the Minneapolis...

Academic Research Efforts in the GuideStar IVHS Program
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) and University of Minnesota officials, realizing that Minnesota was among the leaders in both research and implementation of advanced...

Use of Rigid Insulation Below Grade for Roadways and Parking Areas
Minnesota Power's Herbert Service Center is located 3 miles north of downtown Duluth, Minnesota. The facility, constructed in 1967, consists of primary buildings, cold storage...

Ground Water Impacts from Irrigated Ridge-Tillage
The Northern Cornbelt Sand Plain Project is a cooperative research effort between the State Agricultural Experiment Stations, USDA/Agricultural Research Service and U.S. Geological Survey...

AGNPS: A Tool for Watershed Planning
The AGNPS model was developed to provide a means of assessing water quality impacts from agricultural watersheds. AGNPS simulates sediment and nutrient transport from the headwaters to...

Operational Remote Sensing of Snow Cover in the U.S. and Canada
The Office of Hydrology of the National Weather Service maintains a cooperative National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center, based in Minneapolis, to generate remotely sensed...

Ground Modification for a 14-Story Structure Over a Deep Peat Deposit
The foundation design and construction for a 14-story reinforced concrete office building northwest of Minneapolis is described. The building's geometry provided unusual foundation...

Pit Turbines, an Economical Solution for Low Heads
The paper describes the experience with pit turbine design and construction at the 8 MW St. Cloud facility located on the Mississippi River in Minnesota. Major topics in the paper include...

Turnkey Hydropower at St. Cloud
The St. Cloud Hydroelectric Project is located at an existing dam on the Mississippi River in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The project consists of a two-gated spillway and an 8.6-megawatt powerhouse...

Harnessing the Snake: A Construction Viewpoint
The Gem State Hydroelectric Project, five miles south of Idaho Falls, Idaho on the Snake River, consists of a 900-foot-long, 40-foot-high dam; approximately four miles of earthend dikes;...

The Dozen Best Roadblocks to Automation (and How to Plow Through Them)

Design and Evaluation of Storm Water Detention Facilities Using a Design Storm and Probable Maximum Storm
When designing a storm water detention facility, both a design storm (DS) and a probable maximum storm (PMS) should be considered. The DS is used to design the facility. The PMS is used...

 

 

 

 

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