defoaming


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defoaming

[dē′fōm·iŋ]
(chemical engineering)
Reduction or elimination of foam.
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The Zeta product range also includes magnetic agitators for bioreactors, mixing units, conventionally sealed agitators and defoaming units.
Costas squirts a bit of defoaming solution, typically used in carpet shampoo machines, into the dishwasher.
Ultra Additives, a subsidiary of Munzing and manufacturer of antifoaming and defoaming agents, renewed its commitment and expanded to 18,000 s/f of office and lab space at the property;
Plus, the company says that they never use animal products in their defoaming process, opting instead for organic sesame oil in the rare case that it is needed.
These include polymers and coagulants for retention and water treatment, AKD, ASA and rosin sizes, wet and dry strength chemicals, deposit control and defoaming agents as well as deinking chemicals.
Because of this negative feedback cycle, it is beneficial for additives to perform multiple functions such as both wetting and defoaming to minimize any potential detrimental effects.
The bulletin provides detailed information on the theoretical aspects of foam and defoaming, silica that can be used to produce defoamers, how those products are used, the functionality they deliver, and the application and technology tests conducted by the company in its laboratories.
Obviously covered by this language are things we commonly recognize as food-contact substances: plastic beverage bottles, plastic meat wrap and other substances used in the manufacture of those articles such as antioxidants, monomers, catalysts, and defoaming agents.
Phthalates are also used as adhesives, defoaming agents, solvents, and lubricants [National Toxicology Program (NTP) 1998].
This air can be removed after placement if necessary, by the addition of a defoaming agent.
CHARCOAL or defoaming agents containing simethicone are helpful and are available from chemists.
Lauric acid is used in foods--mostly vegetable shortenings--as a defoaming agent and a booster for soaps and detergents.