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- n. A substance that can enable sorption.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An absorbent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An absorbent.
- n. Imp. Dict.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a material that sorbs another substance; i.e. that has the capacity or tendency to take it up by either absorption or adsorption
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Mark Salt, a BP spokesman based in Houston, Texas, said the company is using something called sorbent boom, which is made of materials that attract oil, but repel water.
Each will earn at least $1,200 (£875) a day - the amount depending on the size of their boat - to lay down and collect "sorbent" booms that will soak up oil on the water.
The researchers also added a special 'sorbent' material to trap all the carbon dioxide produced, leaving them with pure hydrogen gas.
"The sorbent in the process removes all the uremic toxins and all the electrolytes," Dr. Ku said.
And we deployed more than 3 million feet of hard and sorbent boom, including an additional 100,000 just yesterday for these parishes in Louisiana that face the greatest threat.
It is useful as a rapid protection boom, but not a sorbent boom.
Hard boom is being cleaned of oil by wiping it down at staging areas, and sorbent boom is being squeezed to remove oil.
The flue gas desulphurisation or FGD technology involved scrubbing sulphur dioxide gas with a sorbent (limestone) to limit the emissions of sulphur dioxide to the atmosphere.
The most used skimmers during the response were the Marco sorbent lifting-belt skimmers that were supplied by the U.S. Navy.
Towing of sorbent boom in a zigzag or circular fashion behind a boat was used to collect oil and was more efficient than towing the boom in a straight line.
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