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Material passed into the effluent stream composed of the materials making up the filter medium.

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ALUM

Is an aluminum sulfate or filter alum. Acts in the range of 5.0 to 8.0 pH.

ABRASION RESISTANCE

The ability of a material to resist surface wear.

CONTAMINANT CAPACITY

The weight of a specified artificial contaminant that must be added to the influent to produce a given differential pressure across a filter at specified conditions. Used as an indication of relative service life. Also known as Dirt capacity, Dust capacity

DIELECTRIC STRENGTH

A measure of the ability of an insulating material to withstand electric stress (voltage) without failure. Fluids with high dielectric strength (usually expressed in volts or kilovolts) are good electrical insulators. (ASTM Designation D 877.)

BUBBLE POINT

The differential gas pressure at which the first steady stream of gas bubbles is emitted from a wetted filter element under specified test conditions.

BUBBLE POINT

The differential gas pressure at which the first steady stream of gas bubbles is emitted from a wetted filter element under specified test conditions.

FILTER ELEMENT

The porous device that performs the actual process of filtration. Also known as Cartridge

ADSORPTIVE FILTRATION

The attraction to, and retention of particles in, a filter medium by electrostatic forces, or by molecular attraction between the particles and the medium.

FILTER MANIFOLD

A filter assembly containing multiple ports and integral relating components which services more than one fluid circuit.

SPREAD

The divergence of the air stream in a horizontal or vertical plane after it leaves the outlet.
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