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air embolism:

see embolusembolus
, foreign matter circulating in and obstructing a blood vessel. It may be a portion of a clot that has separated from the wall of a vessel (see thrombosis), a bubble of gas or air (known as an air embolus), a globule of fat, a clump of bacterial matter, or a clump of
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air embolism

[¦er ′em·bə‚liz·əm]
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Mode 3: Torching through the top and air injection through middle port
All runs were carried out at a constant air injection rate.
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8 percent air injection method, and that LNG with a gross heating value of 1.
Solid arrows indicate [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 2 OMITTED] the position of air injection and a dotted arrow indicates the gate position.
Similarly, Encore is currently converting air injection wells in the Little Beaver area to water injection.
Alumina is normally dense and difficult to handle; however, it flows very easily as a result of the air injection used during the HDPS process.
Later technical commentators pointed out that permissible inlet LNG healing values may actually be higher (and thus the interchangeability of vaporized LNG with pipeline gas is further maximized) using the air injection method, since the dilution with air also reduces the specific gravity of the sendout gas stream.