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Active Agent

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Definition of the noun active agent

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  1. chemical agent capable of activity
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of active agent: active
    • more generic term: chemical agent = an agent that produces chemical reactions

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Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

Abbreviation for surface-active agent. The active agent in detergents that possesses a high cleaning ability. surfactant is a surface-active agent, such as ABS or LAS, that concentrates at interfaces, forms micelles, increases solution, lowers ...

Google previewConcept S Dictionary Of Agricultural Sciences (1992)

by I. C. Gupta, S. K. Gupta

Active agent The component part of pesticide formula that has toxic properties. Active balance A favourable balance of payments when receipts from the export of goods and services exceed expenditure on the import of goods and services.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Health (2015)

Anticorrosive Antidusting agent Antioxidant Antispatter agent Biodegradable additive Biologically active agent Catalyst Color intensifier Conditioning agent ...

Google previewDictionary of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Processing (2013)

by Alireza Bahadori, Chikezie Nwaoha, Malcolm William Clark

Abbreviation for surface-active agent. The active agent in detergents that possesses a high cleaning ability. (2) From SURFace ACTive AgeNT. A substance that prefers to exist at the boundary between two other ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food Safety (2013)

Dispersing agent Emulsifier Plasticizer Surface active agent Suspension agent Emulsifying salt A food additive that, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Emulsion Technology (1983)

Basic Theory by Daniel Schuster

p_, the surface active agent mass fraction, w s is kept constant (p ...

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