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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, producing, or produced by evaporation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or producing, evaporation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Causing evaporation; pertaining to evaporation: as, an evaporative process.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or causing or being caused by evaporation


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  • The Memstar process combines conventional reverse osmosis, as used in water desalination plants, with a second membrane-based process known as evaporative perstraction, to lower the alcohol level in wine without affecting its quality.

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  • But there's also something called evaporative emissions.

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  • With temperatures in the low 30s and dew points in the mid-20s, Krause added, falling snow went through a process known as "evaporative cooling," essentially cooling surrounding air as it fell, creating a kind of snowmaking machine. rss feed

  • In my technical opinion, that is a less environmentally damaging way to provide cooling to a Rankine Cycle heat engine (aka steam plant) than using the most common form of cooling towers, which are known as evaporative cooling towers.

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  • Zeer pots are pretty basic but I've seen more advanced designs for square evaporative refrigerators with doors and automatic water level systems from India I think.

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  • The latest phase of the EPA regulations is expected to reduce exhaust hydrocarbons by about 35 percent—and evaporative emissions by 45 percent.

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  • “We literally build treatment plants and run the water through our evaporative cooling towers,” says Teetzel.

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  • The last was important because the cooling process was to be done by an evaporative process that required millions of gallons of water through refrigerator-style “chillers” that drop the temperature and then run the cool water through “jackets” that hug the server racks.

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  • In a mathematical sleight of hand, the project argues that water is "saved" by the project because it might reduce evaporative losses when water ponds on the surface during some wet periods.

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  • As many as 52,000 2009-2010 Mazda 6s are considered spider friendly, potentially inspiring the creepy crawlies to spin webs inside the vent line of the charcoal evaporative canister, blocking airflow into the canister.

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