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plume

The concentration profile of an airborne or waterborne release of materials as it spreads from its source; an area of chemicals in a particular medium (e.g., air or groundwater), moving away from its source in a band or column, as of smoke from a chimney or chemicals moving with groundwater.

plume

(ploom)
A wisp or puff of smoke, esp. one that may rise from a surgical field in which electrocautery or lasers are used to cut, coagulate, or destroy tissue. Surgical plumes may contain carbon monoxide, among other potentially toxic gases.
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Initial claims said that the plume is just surface ice evaporating because of sunlight.
Since 1976, when contamination concerns were first identified, the plume has spread and is currently threatening over 20 additional public drinking wells that serve over 250,000 Nassau County residents in Bethpage, Massapequa, South Farmingdale and Wantagh Districts.
The newly imaged plume rises about 62 miles (100 kilometers) above Europa's surface, while the one observed in 2014 was estimated to be about 30 miles (50 kilometers) high.
Charge-gas entrainment by the plumes, was found to create a central recirculation region, which promotes plume interaction and eventual collapse.
EPA have identified Extraction and Treatment at Plume Core with Containment at Plume Toe and institutional controls as the remedy to address the PCE contamination in groundwater at the site, according to the ROD statement.
Surgical plume has been shown to cause an inflammatory response, specifically acute and chronic alveolar congestion, interstitial pneumonia and bronchiolitis in the lungs of rats.
Barrett and Garber (2004) note that the chemicals present in largest quantities in electrocautery plume include hydrocarbons, nitriles, fatty acids and phenols.
Shelling out about $200,000 for a corner storefront, the couple moved from Denver to Silver Plume in 2013.
For the facilities that do see it as a problem and work to fix it, leaders are met with a menu of solutions, like plume capture devices and evacuators, she said.
The responses were the following: ignoring the plume (normal swimming or no response) (Fig.
The Hubble discovery makes Europa only the second moon in the solar system known to have water vapor plumes.
In each layer, the temperature inside the rising plumes is different than the homogenous surrounding air temperature zone and from the wall plume air temperature.