Facility at which bulk grain is unloaded, weighed, cleaned, blended and exported.


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PLASMA-SOURCE ION IMPLANTATION

A method of ion implantation in which the workpiece is placed in a plasma containing the appropriate ion species and is repetitively pulse-biased to a high negative potential so that positive plasma ions are accelerated to the surface and implant in the bulk material. Abbreviated PSII.

PHOTOCAPACITATIVE EFFECT

A change inthe capacitance of a bulk semiconductor or semi-conductor surface film upon exposure to light.photoelectric detector See photodetector.

PELLETIZER

A machine for cutting bulk plastic into pellets, suitable for use as feedstock, either from solidified polymer at the end of the manufacturing process or from the molten polymer as it emerges from the die.

PACHUCA TANK

Air-agitated, solidliquid mixing vessel in which the air is injected into the bottom of a center draft tube; air and solids rise through the tube, with solids exiting the top of the tube and falling through the bulk of the liquid.

MILLIMETER OF MERCURY

A unit of pressure, equal to the pressure exerted by a column of mercury 1 millimeter high with a density of 13.5951 grams per cubic centimeter under the standard acceleration of gravity; equal to 133.322387415 pascals; it differs from the torr at the bottom used for hauling bulk materials. mineral engineering See mining engineering.

LOADING HEAD

The part of a loader which gathers the bulk materials.

INDUSTRIAL CAR

Any of various narrowgage railcars used for indoor or outdoor handling of bulk and package materials.

HELICAL CONVEYOR

A conveyor for the transport of bulk materials which consists of a horizontal shaft with helical paddles or ribbons rotating inside a stationary tube.

ZETA POTENTIAL

The difference in voltage between the surface of the diffuse layer surrounding a colloidal particle and the bulk liquid beyond.

BULKER

A merchant ship specially designed to transport unpackaged bulk cargo in its cargo holds.

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