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  • n. Plural form of scrubber.

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Examples

  • Unless utilities get away with irrationally investing huge amounts of money in scrubbers and other control equipment for these clunkers, they will be retired, and even coal-dependent utility executives admit that many of today's coal plants will be gone before 2020.

    Carl Pope: The End of the Big Bang

  • The rule gives more leeway to the dirtiest facilities, and the EPA says the data it initially used led it to believe some of Luminant's "scrubbers" - technology designed to decrease sulfur dioxide emissions - to be 95 percent effective.

    The Seattle Times

  • "Some environmentalists have suggested that coal companies should install an untested technology called 'scrubbers' atop coal plants to make them burn more cleanly, reducing coal particulate exposure as one cause of childhood asthma,"

    Wired Top Stories

  • The Carbon Dioxide (CO2) produced by the passengers in the pressure vessel is removed by so-called scrubbers, and the oxygen used is also added automatically.

    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • Chemtrade will upgrade existing pollution control equipment called scrubbers to meet new, lower emission limits for sulfur dioxide.

    Reliable Plant Magazine

  • We've seen our fair share of CO2 "sucking" devices in the past -- everything from modified plastic membranes to industrial-scale paper mill "scrubbers" -- but they've typically tended toward the expensive or unwieldy.

    TreeHugger

  • FGDs, also known as scrubbers, reduce SO2 emissions by about 97 percent.

    StreetInsider.com News Articles

  • You bet we should, responds PSNH, which needs the pollution controls, called scrubbers, to meet state air-pollution laws.

    Nashuatelegraph.com local, state, business and sports news

  • The biggest issue though is the scrubbers are a lot more cumbersome and you are supposed to use cleaner with them (we use vinegar).

    Epinions Recent Content for Home

  • Forest Service and other groups have pushed states to consider the tough pollution controls such as scrubbers or technology that works like a car's catalytic converter to filter nitrogen oxides.

    EPA Misses Deadlines In Reducing Haze Over National Parks

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