sodium citrate

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sodium citrate

[′sōd·ē·əm ′sī‚trāt]
(organic chemistry)
C6H5Na3O7·2H2O A white powder with the taste of salt; soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol; has an acid taste; loses water at 150°C; decomposes at red heat; used in medicine as an anticoagulant, in soft drinks, cheesemaking, and electroplating. Also known as trisodium citrate.
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ASTM Standard E331, Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference.
In the first half, sales in the APA region were up 55% to E331 million (1999: E214 million), in the EMEA region, revenues increased 14% to E1.
A methodology for the estimation of wind-driven rain infiltration loads was developed based on three steps: first, understanding the factors influencing atmospheric wind-driven rain and determining the climatic conditions for Montreal, as an example; then, establishing the rate of impinging driving rain on a building facade; and, finally, determining the proportion of impinging rain that penetrates within a building envelope defect using the procedure described in ASTM E331 (ASTM 2000).