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countercurrent

[′kau̇nt·ər‚kər·ənt]
(science and technology)
A current flowing adjacent to the main current but in the opposite direction.
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An analytical equation for countercurrent imbibition can be derived using Darcy's equation, capillary pressure relationship between water and oil, as well as expression of the capillary pressure as a function of saturation (water).
Based on the mode of heat transfer and the associated flow characteristics, three categories have been identified: the conduction regime, the countercurrent regime, and the oscillatory regime.
A two-dimensional human thermal model has been developed that includes finger and toe temperature predictions along with countercurrent heat exchange involving arteries and veins.
The central feature of the new plant is the Bohle Container Mixer for pharmaceutical products, which works on the countercurrent principle.
1999), mathematical models described binary or multi-component mixtures in hollow fibre or spiral-wound modules with cocurrent, countercurrent, and crossflow contact patterns including permeate pressure build-up, concentration polarization, and permeate sweep.
Continuous arteriovenous rewarming (CAVR) with a 40[degrees]C extracorporeal passive countercurrent warmer has been demonstrated specifically in critically injured patients to produce an average core rewarming rate of 2[degrees]C/h in the ICU setting.
Dryer or press exhaust gas entered the bottom of the absorption column and passed through the packing countercurrent to the RTIL.
Local hydrologic conditions are largely determined by the differential influence of the California Current and California Countercurrent, with upwelling also affecting the physical characteristics of west-central Bahia Magdalena.
Application of an ESI source potential of -6000V generated a stable electrospray plume, and a countercurrent flow of dry nitrogen gas assisted in the desolvation process.
Provides equipment and custom systems for contaminant removal Featuring: corrosion resistant countercurrent and crossflow scrubbers for gas absorption, ionizing wet scrubbers (IWS) for gas and particulate control, low-vibration AMCA rated FRP fans, fluidized-bed scrubbers and high-efficiency Tollerette packing.
For the more crotchety on the matter of education, among whom I place myself, it seems there is some paradoxical countercurrent at play in this great expansion in the availability of knowledge.