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aer·ate

(ār'āt),
1. To supply (blood) with oxygen.
2. To expose to the circulation of air for purification.
3. To supply or charge (liquid) with a gas, especially carbon dioxide.

aerate

(âr′āt)
tr.v. aer·ated, aer·ating, aer·ates
To expose to oxygen, as in the oxygenation of the blood by respiration.

aer·a′tion n.

Aerate

Chemistry To add air or O2 to a liquid.
Public safety A tactic involving police marksmen shooting a suspected suicide bomber in the head with no warning, to stop him or her from detonating an explosive device. It was developed as part of Operation Kratos, Scotland Yard's strategy to counter suicide terrorists.

aerate

Physiology verb To add air or O2 into a liquid. See Waste treatment.

aer·ate

(ār'āt)
1. To supply (blood) with oxygen.
2. To expose to the circulation of air for purification.
3. To supply or charge (liquid) with a gas, especially carbon dioxide.

aer·ate

(ār'āt)
1. To supply (blood) with oxygen.
2. To expose to the circulation of air for purification.
3. To supply or charge (liquid) with a gas, especially carbon dioxide.
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Time variation of the emulsification activity in Figure 3 shows the existence of an optimal fermentation time, [t.sub.0], for optimal (maximum) emulsification activity, [EA.sub.00], when the aeration is maintained constant.
Factors controlling the production of biosurfactants include the physical and chemical conditions affecting the metabolic capability of microorganisms such as pH, water, aeration and presence of oxygen, nutrients and temperature.
With the exception of the results for aeration equal to 40 [cm.sup.3.sub.air] [g.sup.-1] substrate [h.sup.-1], higher values of the emulsification activity corresponded to the Aspergillus fumigatus SSF process with no additional hydrocarbon sources.