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Afterdamp

Definition of the noun afterdamp

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noun - plural: afterdamps

  1. a toxic mixture of gases (including carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide and nitrogen) after an explosion of firedamp in a mine
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: gas = a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

Alternative definition of the noun afterdamp

noun

  1. [mining] Suffocating gases present in a coal mine after an explosion caused by firedamp, consisting of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and sometimes hydrogen sulfide.

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Google previewDictionary Of Chemistry (1998)

by N. Pradeep Sharma

Afterdamp is the toxic carbon monoxide formed. fire extinguisher It is a device that helps in extinguishing the fire. Generally it supplies a fluid that stops combustion. CO2 gas is also used as an extinguisher. fire triangle A symbol summarizing ...

Google previewMedical Aid at Accidents (1980)

by Roger Snook

Afterdamp is a mixture of carbon monoxide ( whitedamp), ...

Google previewMiners' Circular (1911)

Afterdamp is the product of fires or of explosions of fire damp and coal dust ; it contains carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen, and some oxygen. It is irrespirable ; that is, it can not be breathed for any length of time; unless greatly diluted ...

Google previewChemistry (2009)

by John Daintith

Afterdamp is the poisonous carbon monoxide formed. first-order reaction A reaction in which the rate of reaction is proportional to the concentration of one of the reacting substances. The concentration of the reacting substance is raised to the ...

Google previewCoal miners' pocketbook (1916)

formerly The coal and metal miners' pocketbook; principles, rules, formulas and tables by Thomas J. Foster

Thus, afterdamp is a mixture of molecules of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and usually one or more other gases, the molecules of each of which are composed of characteristic atoms. There are at present (1915) 83 ...

Google previewDisaster Medicine (2006)

by Gregory R. Ciottone

Afterdamp is the gas produced by an explosion. It almost always contains dangerous amounts of carbon monoxide and oxides of nitrogen, reported ...

Google previewCiottone's Disaster Medicine (2015)

by Gregory R. Ciottone, Robert G. Darling, Paul D. Biddinger, Mark E Keim, Michael S. Molloy

Afterdamp is the gas produced by an explosion. It almost always contains dangerous amounts of carbon monoxide and oxides of nitrogen, reported in terms of nitrogen dioxide that can form nitric acid in the lungs. Stinkdamp, or hydrogen ...

Google previewDictionary of Energy (1988)

by Malcolm Slesser

afterdamp ral problems for the turbine so that aerogenerators commonly have two or three blades. An aerogenerator with blades 2m long will produce about 15 kW of electricity in a strong wind of 20 m/s. Such machines are called small ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: Chemical, industries and occupations (1998)

by Jeanne Mager Stellman

For this reason, this instrument should not be used to measure methane levels in afterdamp or in sealed off areas where the oxygen concentration is low. If the chamber contains pure methane, there will be no reading at all. Accordingly, the ...

Google previewDictionary of Chemistery (2010)

by R. P. Gupta

Afterdamp Sec Firedamp. Agar A gelatine-like material obtained from sea weeds. Agate A very hard natural form of silica. Air The mixture of gases that surrounds the Earth. Air Gas See Producer Gas. Air Hardening A method of hardening steel ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Organic Chemistry (2009)

by John Daintith

afterdamp See firedamp. N N N N NH 2 O HOCH 2 glucose pyruvate 2 ATP 38 ATP 34 ATP ...

Google previewA New Pronouncing Dictionary of Medicine (1892)

Being a Voluminous and Exhaustive Hand-book of Medical and Scientific Terminology, with Phonetic Pronunciation, Accentuation, Etymology, Etc by John Marie Keating, Henry Hamilton, John Chalmers Da Costa, Frederick A. Packard

Afterdamp. A term applied to the irrespirable gases generated by a coalmine explosion. Agalac'tia. (Gr. a, priv., and yaka, " milk.") Agalaxis ; absence or deficiency of milk after childbirth ; imperfect lactation. Agal'loehum.

Google previewDictionary of Physical Sciences (1976)

by John Daintith

See also afterdamp. Fischer-Tropsch process. A process for producing various hydrocarbons, alcohols, or aldehydes by catalysed reactions between carbon monoxide and hydrogen. [After Franz Fischer (1852– 1932), German chemist, and ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

off-ramp, on- ramp, revamp, sun lamp, time-stamp, unclamp, work camp; afterdamp, aide-de-camp, boarding ramp, gooseneck lamp, labor camp, postage stamp, prison camp, rubber stamp, trading stamp, writer's cramp; concentration camp.

Google previewHal Leonard Pocket Rhyming Dictionary (2003)

by Jana Ranson

afterdamp. (4) kerosene lamp. -aan (1) an ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Inorganic Chemistry (2009)

by John Daintith

Afterdamp is the poisonous carbon monoxide formed. first-order reaction A reaction in which the rate of reaction is proportional to the concentration of one of the reacting substances. The concentration of this reacting substance is raised to the ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

samp, scamp, stamp, tamp, tramp, vamp blackdamp, C-clamp, chokedamp, decamp, encamp, firedamp, headlamp, off-ramp, on-ramp, preamp, revamp, sunlamp, unclamp afterdamp, aide-de-camp, minicamp ampean1 \am-pë-an\ pampean, ...

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Afterdamp Meaning

Video shows what afterdamp means. Suffocating gases present in a coal mine after an explosion caused by firedamp, consisting of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, ...

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