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diluent

[′dil·yə·wənt]
(chemistry)
An inert substance added to some other substance or solution so that the volume of the latter substance is increased and its concentration per unit volume is decreased.

thinner, dilutent, solvent

A volatile liquid used to dilute and lower the viscosity of paints, adhesives, etc.
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The Company expects underlying operating cost (including production, transportation and diluent cost) in the second quarter to be in the range of $23 to $26 /boe, which is lower as compared to the same quarter a year ago and slightly higher than the first quarter 2015 as a result of lower sales volumes and a fluctuating Colombian Peso against the U.
Nearly 40% of the equilibrium absorption value occurred in the first 10 min for O-PDMS and N-PDMS (no diluent was added in the preparation of PDMS); however, even 72% of the equilibrium absorption value occurred in the first 10 min for C-PDMS.
As a result, oil sands producers spend between $3-13 on diluent per barrel and are often forced to resort to an expensive (~$20/ barrel) rail transportation to export dilbit to the United States.
A comparative analysis at a producer's site where we run one line using a producer's regular blend and at the same time we run a second line from the same source, using less diluent with EZ Flow mixed in, is necessary to prove the efficiency of EZ Flow.
API naphtha blend diluent to facilitate a 165-km pipeline run to the Jose industrial complex, where the diluent is recovered and the crude is processed for export.
4) As an alternate route, the solvent can be partially replaced by a reactive diluent, thus retaining the resin molecular weight and increasing the solids content of the formulation.
Six investigative sets were studied, varying both order of dilution (drug or diluent first) and lag time between mixing and analysis.
Therefore, adjusting the osmolality of the diluent is of central importance, since it influences the flux of water at the different steps of cryopreservation (Curry and Watson, 1994; Iguer-Ouada and Verstegen, 2001; Aisen et al.
Each Dry-Bag contains pre-weighed dehydrated culture medium or diluent and is irradiated for sterility.
Such systems usually consist of a plastic device that joins the drug vial to the diluent container, which can be either a prefilled syringe, vial, or infusion bag.
These clear viscous oils have mild taste and aroma, are made from natural vegetable oils and use diluent oil derived from sunflowers.