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sorbent

/sor·bent/ (sor´bent) an agent that sorbs; see absorbent and adsorbent.

sorbent

[sôr′bənt]
Etymology: L, sorbere, to swallow
1 n, an agent that attracts and retains substances by absorption or adsorption.
2 adj, the property of a substance that allows it to interact with another compound, usually to make it bind.

sorbent

an agent that sorbs.
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Such variation is directly related to the difference in reduction capability of the different sorbents for Cr(VI).
Therefore, in this study, we followed the ASHRAE (2005) guide to conduct the tests under relatively high concentration levels (10-100 ppm) for the purpose of comparing the performances of different sorbents under laboratory conditions and for validating the proposed ASHRAE standard (ASHRAE 2005).
Although new sorbents and formats have gone a long way to making SPE more selective and easier to use, method development, throughput and simplification are still challenges.
He explains that the EPA leach tests examine the stability of landfilled contaminants under acidic conditions, because most metals leach off of sorbents under acidic conditions.
Clair Power Plant in 2004 -- will evaluate the effectiveness of a variety of sorbent materials injected into the exhaust gas stream of one of the plant's generating units.
In all, the catalog features over 120 products, including sorbent pads, booms, rolls, and rugs, and it dedicates an entire page to a listing of common industrial fluids and the sorbents to be used in their cleanup.
Growth in environmental sorbents is vulnerable, however, to shifting political climates and advances in industrial safety, both of which could temper demand.
Without question, notes Parker, it's cheaper to dispose of soiled sorbents in landfills than to biodegrade them.