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Bartis, James T. 1945-

Works: 45 works in 130 publications in 1 language and 8,835 library holdings
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Most widely held works by James T Bartis
Oil shale development in the United States : prospects and policy issues( )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1980s, industry and government took a hard look at the economics of extracting oil from vast deposits of shale that lie beneath the western United States. Oil prices subsided, and interest waned. With oil prices spiking and global demand showing no signs of abating, reexamining the economics of oil shale makes sense. In this report, the authors describe oil shale resources; suitability, cost, and performance of new technologies; and key policy issues that need to be addressed by government decisionmakers in the near future
Producing liquid fuels from coal : prospects and policy issues by James T Bartis( )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Large U.S. coal reserves and viable technology make promising a domesticindustry producing liquid fuels from coal. Weighing benefits, costs, andenvironmental issues, a productive and robust U.S. strategy is to promote alimited amount of early commercial experience in coal-to-liquids productionand to prepare the foundation for managing associated greenhouse-gasemissions, both in a way that reduces uncertainties and builds futurecapabilities
Federal financial incentives to induce early experience producing unconventional liquid fuels by Frank A Camm( )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The government, as a principal, may seek to induce a private investor, as anagent, to build and operate an unconventional-oil production plant topromote early production experience with such plants. Facing significantuncertainty about the future, it also wants to limit the cost to the publicof doing this. This report offers an analytic way to design and assesspackages of policy instruments that the government can use to achieveitsgoal
Protecting Emergency Responders, Volume 4 Personal Protective Equipment Guidelines for Structural Collapse Events by Henry H Willis( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph serves as a technical source for National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) incident commander guidelines for emergency response immediately following large structural collapse events. It characterizes response activities and expected hazards, and develops guidelines for selecting appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). The partial or complete collapse of a multistory building creates an array of physical, chemical, and biological hazards. The most significant uncertainties are the composition and magnitude of the hazards present in the postcollapse e
New forces at work in mining : industry views of critical technologies by D. J Peterson( )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The results of a series of in-depth discussions with leading representatives of 58 mining and quarrying firms, equipment manufacturers, research institutions, and other organizations selected for their prominent position in the industry and their ability to think broadly about technology trends. The industry representatives identified a fairly consistent set of priority areas critical to the success of the industry today and out to 2020. These trends include adoption of information technologies such as sensors, wireless communications, and positioning systems for real-time monitoring and optimization of mining operations and equipment; the use of information and communications technologies to more closely integrate mine operations; improved maintenance technologies and practices; and gradual implementation of technologies for operator assistance, remote control, and automation. The discussions highlighted the importance of collaborative technology research, development, and implementation strategies and the increasingly critical role of mine personnel in the utilization of new technologies
Soldier-portable battery supply : foreign dependence and policy options by Richard Silberglitt( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Batteries are a ubiquitous presence in equipment carried by soldiers and critical to the performance of electronic devices such as radios, computers, night-vision goggles, and laser range finders. These batteries are supplied by a variety of firms, and mostly assembled from cells that are acquired through a supply chain that is driven by commercial applications to mobile phones, laptop computers, tablets, and other electronic devices, and is predominately based in Asia. RAND found that government researchers and program managers and representatives of military battery suppliers have concerns associated with this foreign-dependent supply chain. The report discusses alternative policy options to address these concerns, without evaluating the benefits versus costs of these policy options
Promoting international energy security : sea-lanes to asia by Ryan Henry( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite their growing importance in transporting vital energy resources, Asia's sea-lanes are already under stress and vulnerable, not only to geopolitical concerns but also the threat of piracy. Although the U.S. Navy has traditionally guaranteed freedom of the seas in Asia, a growing mission set and shrinking force structure challenge this role. RAND explored two alternative approaches to sea-lane security: joint and multinational. A joint approach would involve not only the U.S. Navy but also the U.S. Air Force and other relevant elements of the U.S. government (such as the Coast Guard and Department of State). A multinational approach could enhance partner capacity and promote burden sharing; improve the effectiveness and efficiency of unilateral and bilateral efforts; and better accommodate the emergence of new powers in the region, improving regional stability through confidence building. While the direct benefits of greater Air Force engagement in improving energy sea-lane security would likely be marginal, the spillover benefits of joint operations with the Navy and multinational engagement could make greater Air Force involvement worthwhile
Protecting emergency responders by Tom LaTourrette( )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firefighters, law enforcement officers, and emergency medical service responders play a critical role in protecting people and property in the event of fires, medical emergencies, terrorist acts, and numerous other emergencies. The authors examine the hazards that responders face and the personal protective technology needed to contend with those hazards. The findings are based on in-depth discussions with 190 members of the emergency responder community and are intended to help define the protective technology needs of responders and develop a comprehensive personal protective technology re
Long range energy R & D : a methodology for program development and evaluation by James T Bartis( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents a disciplined planning process for evaluating technology development options to meet long-term future energy needs. The six-step process, called the IntraTech approach, begins by developing a foundation for strategic planning. The first step identifies and evaluates problems that threaten continued reliance on current energy sources. The second step uses this threat information to establish strategic goals for long-range research and development (R & D). A major advantage of this planning foundation is that it avoids the use of detailed projections of energy supply and demand, which overly constrain long-term R & D planning. The remaining four IntraTech steps link the long-range strategic R & D goals to detailed, long-term energy R & D needs and opportunities. The third step determines the specific threats and strategic R & D goals addressed by a technology of interest. Next engineering and systems analyses are performed to assess development uncertainties especially regarding risks associated with performance and affordability. Finally, technical analyses determine the fundamental technical problems underlying development uncertainties and establish long-term R & D needs and opportunities. A case study involving high-temperature solid-oxide fuel cells and low-oxygen coal gasification for central-station electric-power generation for the year 2050 is presented to illustrate the IntraTech approach. The methodology is applicable to non-fossil-fuel energy technologies as well. The case study shows that the approach can identify long-term energy goals addressed by a technology concept, identify key performance factors and risks, determine R & D needs and opportunities, and provide insights regarding alternative development options. The approach should be useful for planning, justifying, and implementing programs using specific technology concepts, since it can provide uniform and information across individual technologies
Nanomaterials in the workplace : policy and planning workshop on occupational safety and health by James T Bartis( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the challenges the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and related federal agencies face when allocating limited resources so that worker health and safety go hand in hand with innovation and technical progress? This was the central issue addressed at a workshop on nanotechnology and occupational safety and health hosted by the RAND Corporation on October 17, 2005. The workshop focused on policy and planning issues (as opposed to scientific issues) that are key to understanding the options available to NIOSH in formulating and implementing its strategic objectives to protect the safety and health of workers exposed to nanoscale materials. This document of the conference proceedings draws on discussions during the workshop and places the discussions within a policy framework for further consideration by NIOSH
Constraints on JP-900 jet fuel production concepts by James T Bartis( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent work on alternative methods of producing jet fuel for military applications has included coprocessing coal or coal-derived products with low-value liquid intermediates and co-coking, which uses a mixture of solid coal and decant oil. But the limited availability of coal tar and decant oil and limited marketability, as high value products, of the coke coproducts will severely constrain jet fuel production from these process concepts
Alternative fuels for military applications by James T Bartis( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past few years, the U.S. Department of Defense has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on the development, testing, and certification of alternative fuels that can substitute for petroleum-derived fuels used by the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, and Air Force in their tactical weapon systems. This monograph summarizes research directed at understanding key policy, management, and technical issues associated with these efforts. The U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force have all established programs geared toward reducing dependence on the use of fossil fuels in tactical weapon systems such as aircraft, combat ships and vehicles, and supporting equipment. From a technical standpoint, a number of alternative fuels can meet military requirements, but it is uncertain how much these fuels will cost and what effect they may have on the environment, particularly in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. This monograph examines alternative fuels that might be candidates for military applications within ten years, with emphasis on those that either have been or are currently the focus of research, testing, and certification within the Department of Defense (DoD). The authors discuss these fuels' economic viability, technical readiness for commercial production, lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions, and approaches that could be used to reduce those emissions. They also examine the military utility of mobile, in-theater synthetic fuel processes. The authors conclude that DoD goals for alternative fuel use in tactical weapon systems should be based on potential national benefits because the use of alternative fuels offers no direct military benefit over the use of conventional petroleum-derived fuels. Consequently, DoD and Congress should decide whether defense appropriations should continue to support advanced technology for producing alternative liquid fuels. The authors also find that the prospects for commercial production of appreciable amounts of alternative fuels suitable for military applications within the next decade are highly uncertain, that current efforts by the services to test and certify alternative fuels are far outpacing commercial development, and that certain efforts are directed at fuels with a very limited potential for sustainable production
Personal protective equipment guidelines for structural collapse events by Henry H Willis( )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promoting international energy security by Stuart E Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gulf of Guinea is an important source of petroleum for the world market, with Nigeria being the dominant producer in this region. Nigeria⁰́₉s oil infrastructure has been subject to frequent attacks, causing production to be well below capacity. Moreover, investments in oil-producing infrastructure are lower than they would be in a secure environment. Oil production has been moving offshore in Nigeria. This trend is likely to continue, based on recent finds in Ghana⁰́₉s waters and off-shore exploratory activity in nearby nations. It is in the interests of the United States, as well as other oil importing nations, to encourage greater production and investment that would raise petroleum output in Nigeria and in the other Gulf of Guinea nations with crude oil reserves. While offshore fields have their own security issues, they are more visible from the air, yielding a potentially powerful role for aviation forces. This provides an opportunity for the U.S. Air Force to contribute to improved regional energy security through partnerships that would build local capabilities to secure offshore infrastructure. Nigeria is the most obvious partner and, despite challenges, has good reason to partner with the United States because the majority of the country⁰́₉s wealth lies in its hydrocarbon sector. But other alternatives are possible, such as working first with other nations in the region, such as Ghana, where governance is considerably better. The U.S. Air Force could then draw on lessons learned from such partnerships and best practices to partner with other countries in the region
Review of literature related to exposures and health effects at structural collapse events( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the collapse of the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, a complicated mixture of pulverized building material and combustion by-products was released at the collapse site and into surrounding areas of New York City. In the months following, several federal agencies monitored the air, dust, and water, testing for hundreds of substances. In addition, many workers were treated for symptoms that resulted from exposure to these substances. In an effort to help develop federal guidelines for personal protective equipment used by emergency responders, this report summarizes data on injuries among emergency responders available from incidents of structural collapse (including the World Trade Center in 2001 and Oklahoma City₂s Murrah Building in 1995), reviews the possible health effects of substances likely to be found in pulverized building materials, and describes the possible health effects of several combustion by-products. For each substance analyzed, the report details the substance₂s identity, properties, and uses; possible routes of exposure; evidence for health effects from human studies; occupational exposure limits; and carcinogenicity status
Promoting international energy security. Turkey and the Caspian by Andrew S Weiss( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With its sizeable crude oil and natural gas reserves, the Caspian region is poised to become an increasingly important energy supplier to global markets. Competition over the development of Caspian's petroleum and largely untapped natural gas reserves and control over future export routes remains intense. Russia is seeking control over export routes for these oil and gas resources for its own commercial and political ends. But Russian influence is being challenged. New oil pipeline routes to China and to the Mediterranean via Turkey are being built. Turkey aspires to become a key transit state for moving both natural gas and oil from the Caspian region and from the broader Middle East via pipelines crossing its territory. U.S.-Turkish cooperation on energy security issues offers a promising yet modest opportunity to strengthen the bilateral relationship. Continued successful attacks on pipelines within Turkey by Kurdish terrorists suggest pipeline security as a potential area of U.S. Air Force engagement. In the Bosporus, U.S. disaster response capabilities and the lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico could prove useful for helping Turkish civilian and military leaders plan emergency responses to oil spills and other events that could block this critical waterway
Promoting international energy security. understanding potential Air Force roles by James T Bartis( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume briefly examines the world oil market, how developments in that market might affect "wholesale" supplies of jet fuel, and what measures the Air Force might take to protect itself against high fuel prices and supply disruptions. To facilitate this examination, the authors conducted three exploratory studies, which are reported in the companion volumes and are summarized here. In general, the Air Force and the Department of Defense in general lack the economic clout to influence the market, simply because they do not buy a large enough amount of fuel. Furthermore, alternative fuels have limited, if any value. As a result, the only effective option for reducing fuel expenditures is to use less fuel. But the security of the supply is another matter. For a variety of reasons, the Air Force is not, by itself, able to ensure the worldwide energy supply. It can, however, contribute to its security through its relationships with and assistance to other nations, both direct and indirect. For example, partnerships with oil-producing nations can help them improve their internal security, which affect supplies."--Provided by publisher
Protecting emergency responders( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the risk of terrorism and the demands of homeland security are a central component of any discussion of protecting emergency responders. In addition, the nation faces the risk of hurricanes, earthquakes, large industrial incidents, and other natural disasters. During and after such events, responders face the risk of physical injury, traumatic stress, and hazardous exposures. Effectively addressing such risks requires bringing together the capabilities of a range of response organizations from all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector. This study provides recommendations for preparing for response to such disasters and other large-scale incidents. It uses literature review, study interviews with members of the response community, and information gathered at the RAND Corporation-National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health workshop Protecting Emergency Responders: Safety Management in Major Disaster and Terrorism Response in Arlington, Va., on February 27, 2003. From the examples of several large-scale response operations (the September 11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Andrew, and the Northridge Earthquake), the authors were led to the conclusion that the emergency response community should put in place structures and preparedness efforts that will formalize an integrated, incident-wide approach to safety management at major disaster response operations. Related documents: Brian A. Jackson, D.J. Peterson, James T. Bartis, Tom LaTourrette, Irene Brahmakulam, Ari Houser, and Jerry Sollinger, Protecting Emergency Responders: Lessons Learned from Terrorist Attacks, RAND Corporation, CF-176-OSTP, 2002; Tom LaTourrette, D.J. Peterson, James T. Bartis, Brian A. Jackson, and Ari Houser, Protecting Emergency Responders, Volume 2: Community Views of Safety and Health Risks and Personal Protection Needs, RAND Corporation, MR-1646-NIOSH, 2003
Near-term feasibility of alternative jet fuels( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All economic sectors, including aviation, are experiencing growing pressure to reduce their greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. Aviation, however, has fewer alternative-energy options to petroleum-based fuels than other transportation sectors. Of alternatives that may be available (1) Fischer-Tropsch jet fuel produced from biomass or from a combination of coal and biomass with carbon capture and sequestration and (2) hydroprocessed renewable jet fuel may reduce aviation's impact on climate but are likely to be available only in limited quantities. Producing fuels yielding a net reduction in GHG emissions requires that biomass and renewable oil resources be produced so as not to incur land-use changes that would result in releases of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other GHGs. The economic benefits of producing alternative liquid fuels extend to all petroleum users. In particular, producing and using alternative liquid fuels yields benefits to commercial aviation, whether or not those fuels are used in aviation. Finally, moving to an ultra-low-sulfur specification for Jet A would reduce aviation's impact on air quality
Gauging the prospects of a U.S. oil shale industry( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This research brief describes work done for RAND Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment documented in 'Oil shale development in the United States: prospects and policy isssues' by James T. Bartis, Tom LaTourrette, Lloyd Dixon, D.J. Peterson, and Gary Cecchine, MG-414-NETL (available at"--Publisher
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Oil shale development in the United States : prospects and policy issues
Producing liquid fuels from coal : prospects and policy issuesFederal financial incentives to induce early experience producing unconventional liquid fuelsProtecting Emergency Responders, Volume 4 Personal Protective Equipment Guidelines for Structural Collapse EventsNew forces at work in mining : industry views of critical technologiesProtecting emergency respondersLong range energy R & D : a methodology for program development and evaluationConstraints on JP-900 jet fuel production conceptsAlternative fuels for military applicationsReview of literature related to exposures and health effects at structural collapse events
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جيمس بارتيس، 1945-

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