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Definition of the verb adsorb

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verb - inflections: adsorbed | adsorbing | adsorbs

  1. accumulate (liquids or gases) on the surface

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Google previewPolyurethanes as Specialty Chemicals (2004)

Principles and Applications by Timothy Thomson

Adsorb is an important word. When a material adsorbs something, it attaches by chemical attraction. The huge surface area of activated charcoal gives it countless bonding sites for the adsorption of chemicals. Thus, when certain chemicals ...

Google previewMicrobiologically Influenced Corrosion Handbook (1994)

by S Borenstein

A biofilm begins with the adsorption of organic matter on the metal surface from the bulk environment5 (to adsorb means to collect, e.g. a gas, liquid or dissolved salt, in a condensed form on a surface). The turbulent flow transports microbes to ...

Google previewGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 3761

Distribution of CO, Storage Capacity The amount of C02 that coal can adsorb is a function of coal maturity, coal composition and reservoir pressure, and can ...

Google previewGarner's Modern English Usage (2016)

by Bryan Garner

adsorb is a scientific term that refers to the collecting of condensed gas (or similar substance) on a surface. (Just try writing that without so much sibilance: it will stump even the most sedulous scribe.) ✳Sorb is a relatively obscure term that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science (2006)

by P. Somasundaran

28' This anisotropy can be exploited to produce polymer-particle multilayers because cationic polyelectrolytes readily adsorb onto the particle- rich outer part of the adsorbed layer when added in a second cycle. FLOCCULATION AND ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1985)

Volume 23 - Fluid Flow: Two-Phase Design to Froth Flotation by John J. McKetta Jr

then a cationic surfactant will adsorb on a particle exhibiting negative zeta potential and an anionic one will adsorb on particles exhibiting ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

adsorb. 1: to adhere as an ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Immunology, Second Edition (2002)

by Julius M. Cruse, Robert E. Lewis

alums Aluminum salts employed to adsorb and precipitate protein antigens from solution, followed by the use of the precipitated antigen as an immunogen which forms a depot in animal tissues. See also ...

Google previewDictionary of Ecodesign (2010)

An Illustrated Reference by Ken Yeang, Lillian Woo

Adsorb 5 Add-on control device A secondary device, such as an incinerator or carbon absorber, that is added to an exhaust system to prevent air pollution. The device removes pollutants from the exhaust gases. The control device usually ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Immunology, Third Edition (2009)

by Julius M. Cruse, Robert E. Lewis

alums Aluminum salts employed to adsorb and precipitate protein antigens from solution, followed by the use of the precipitated antigen as an immunogen that forms a depot in animal tissues. See also aluminum ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)

A primary phage is the first to adsorb an uninfected bacterium. Replication by a primary phage may be blocked by the bacterium via mechanisms of phage restriction or abortive infection. Subsequent adsorbers of otherwise successful primary ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

adsorb (ad-so ̆rb, zo ̆rb) [ad- L. sorbere, to suck in] In chemistry, ...

Google previewConcept S Dictionary Of Agricultural Sciences (1992)

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

Adsorb Removal of a substance in the solution to a solid surface or a separate phase; to accumulate on surface. Adsorbed water Water held in a soil mass by physico-chemical forces and having physical properties substantially different from ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Emulsion Technology (1996)

by Daniel Schuster

For the polymer molecule to adsorb firmly at the oil/water interface and to provide good steric stabilization to emulsion droplets, the polymer molecule must be amphipathic in nature; that is, it should possess both hydrophilic and hydrophobic ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Petroleum Science and Engineering (2003)

The methylene blue test is especially designed to determine the capacity of the clay to adsorb cations from solution. The methylene blue test measures the total exchange capacity of the clay system, and is dependent on the type and content of ...

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