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permeate

 [per´me-āt″]
1. to penetrate or pass through, as through a filter.
2. the constituents of a solution or suspension that pass through a filter.

per·me·ate

(per'mē-āt),
1. To pass through a membrane or other structure, typically by diffusion.
2. That which can so pass.
[L. permeo, to pass through]

permeate

(pûr′mē-āt′)
v. perme·ated, perme·ating, perme·ates
v.tr.
1. To pass through the openings or interstices of: liquid permeating a membrane.
2. To spread or flow throughout; pervade: "Our thinking is permeated by our historical myths" (Freeman J. Dyson).
v.intr.
To spread through or penetrate something.

per′me·ant (-ənt), per′me·a′tive (-ā′tĭv) adj.
per′me·a′tion n.

per·me·ate

(pĕr'mē-āt, -ăt)
1. To pass through a membrane or other structure.
2. That which can so pass.
[L. permeo, to pass through]
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The original fine particles migrate, and new particles are produced and supplied continuously; the structures of the specimens remain stable, so they have longer stable permeate time.
As to the behavior of the nanofiltration process itself, it can be seen in Figure 3 that permeate flux (v') would follow a monotonous decrease during the process conducted up to a concentration factor of 3.
Microbiological analysis (mold and yeast, total counts and coliforms) were carried out in raw and permeate acai pulps according to the Bacteriological Analytical Manual (2001).
5, Di is the Fickian diffusioncoefficient while Dic is the carrier facilitateddiffusion coefficient, while c is the concentration ofcomponent i and its complex ic at the interfaces ofthe membrane 0 and l on the feed and permeate sides, respectively.
Ethanol permeability was determined from the slope of the curve that results when representing permeate flux values at steady state ([J.sup.*]) in relation to the transmembrane pressure applied ([DELTA]P) for the two temperatures analyzed.
The permeate flow was also monitored directly by an electric balance and then stored in the permeate tank.
The pressure build-up in shell and permeate sides were negligible.
The importance of permeate water purity during haemodialysis
The retentate chamber is 1 mm deep and the permeate chamber is 7 mm deep.
Political intrigue and social unrest permeate a plot strong in historical background and insights.
This means, he says, that not only does marketing thinking permeate the business, but business thinking permeates marketing.
With a permeate flow rate of 9000 gpd and a stabilized salt rejection of 99.7%, the element meets water quality requirements and minimizes energy consumption.