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An apparatus in which drying is accomplished by passing wet material through without interruption.



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CRITICAL MOISTURE CONTENT

The average moisture throughout a solid material being dried, its value being related to drying rate, thickness of material, and the factors that influence the movement of moisture within the solid.

FREEZE DRYING

A method of drying materials, such as certain foods, that would be destroyed by the loss of volatile ingredients or by drying temperatures above the freezing point; the material is frozen under high vacuum so that ice or other frozen solvent will quickly sublime and a porous solid remain.

BRAZED SHANK TOOL

A metal cutting tool made of a material different from the shank to which it is brazed.

COMPOSITION DIAGRAM

Graphical plots to show the solvent-solute concentration relationships during various stages of extraction operations (leaching, or solid-liquid extraction; composite material See composite.

INTRINSIC-BARRIER DIODE

A pin diode, in which a thin region of intrinsic material separates the p-type region and the n-type region.

WIRE DRAG

An apparatus for surveying rock areas where the normal sounding methods are insufficient to insure the discovery of all existing obstructions above a given depth, or for determining the least depth of an area. It consists of a buoyed wire towed at the desired depth by two vessels. Often shortened to DRAG. See also DRAG -

BREATHING BAG

A component of a semiclosed-circuit breathing apparatus that mixes the gases to provide low breathing resistance.

YIELD STRENGTH

The stress at which a material exhibits a specified inciting permanent set.

BIOSOLID

A recyclable, primarily organic solid material produced by wastewater treatment processes.

SPALLING

The breaking off of the surface refractory material as a result of internal stresses.

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