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Scott K.,Cottrell | Tran Q.H.,Hamon Thermal Europe S.A.
Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures | Year: 2016

Recently, for the first time in over 30 years, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the construction of new nuclear units in the United States. Two of the four new units that have been issued combined construction and operation licenses are located at Southern Nuclear's Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Waynesboro, Georgia. These two units at Plant Vogtle each require a hyperbolic natural draft cooling tower. As a background for the current environment, this paper will briefly summarize the history of American nuclear power plant construction up to the recent award of new nuclear units. The paper will then specifically focus on the design process and construction methods used for the new Plant Vogtle natural draft cooling towers including up to date status of the construction progress and remaining activities to be completed. © Copyright 2016 by Kelly Scott and Quac Huong Tran. Source


Garner B.,Cottrell
Journal of Creative Communications | Year: 2015

Consumers are increasingly using their purchasing power to enact their politics and activism. I examine how consumption at farmers’ markets fits into this trend. The consumption of local and organic food and the number of farmers’ markets have drastically increased in recent years. This research examines the ways interpersonal relationships, community ties and morality (ethical consumption) relate to commodification at local farmers’ markets. Specifically, this research is framed through Marx’s understanding and critique of capitalism, including his concept of commodity fetishism. Using Radin’s (1996) indicia of commodification, I explore the degree to which relationships, community and morality either are commodifiable or resist commodification. Using a combination of extant literature as well as interview and observational data from a 2011–2012 market study, I discovered that relationships and community ties resist commodification but morality is commodifiable in this space. Specifically, I argue that the contingent and voluntary nature of human communication as a two-way process is one of the key reasons that interpersonal relationships and community ties resist commodification. © 2015, © 2015 Mudra Institute of Communications. Source


Setterstrom A.J.,Northern Illinois University | Pearson J.M.,Southern Illinois University Carbondale | Orwig R.A.,Cottrell
Behaviour and Information Technology | Year: 2013

This study builds upon previous research by comparing and contrasting the decision to adopt wireless technologies with the decision to continue to use wireless technologies. In the context of web-enabled cell phones, we propose, test and compare the predictive ability of two value-based models using a multi-group analysis. The findings suggest that regardless of whether an individual was choosing to adopt or continue to use a web-enabled cell phone, perceived usefulness, enjoyment and perceived fee influenced perceived value. In turn, perceived value influenced the adoption or continued use decision. Technicality had a significant negative effect on perceived value in the context of continued use, but not for adoption. Our results also suggested a shift in the importance of benefits in the formation of perceived value; perceived usefulness played a greater role for adopters, while enjoyment played a better role for continued users. Lastly, our results indicated that uncertainty avoidance did not mediate the relationship between perceived value and intention in either the continued use or adoption contexts, while habit was significant in its mediation of the relationship between perceived value and continued use intention. Collectively, habit and perceived value explained 71% of the variation in continued use intention. © 2013 © 2013 Taylor & Francis. Source


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Sogang University, Cottrell and Korea Southern Power Co. | Date: 2014-08-01

The embodiments described herein pertain generally to an amalgam electrode, and a producing method of the amalgam electrode, and an electrochemical reduction method of carbon dioxide using the amalgam electrode.


« Swift Navigation raises $11M Series-A round for high-accuracy RTK GPS for autonomous vehicles | Main | UMass Amherst computationl chemist to optimize zeolite biofuel production catalysts; more gasoline, less coke » Mainstay Fuel Technologies, Inc. and Virginia Transportation Corporation announced the completion and delivery of 30 custom fuel systems for use in Virginia Transportation’s new fleet of CNG-powered car haulers. The CNG-powered fleet will be utilized as part of a collaboration between Virginia Transportation and American Honda Motor Co. in Alabama. The trucks will be dedicated to routes moving automobiles from Honda’s Lincoln, Alabama factory to a new CSX rail facility. Mainstay and Virginia Transportation worked closely with The Pete Store, Peterbilt, Cottrell and Fontaine Modification on this project to insure the system’s integration with the truck’s unique configuration. Mainstay engineered the fuel system utilizing a dual side-mounted alignment with two Type IV cylinders to meet the fleet’s range requirements. Peterbilt lowered the cab and chassis of the 365 Daycab, and Fontaine Modification further reduced the height of the roof and installed Mainstay’s fuel system on the chassis within an envelope required for body installation. Cottrell completed the truck by adding the carrier body to the chassis.

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