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granule,

in astronomy: see photospherephotosphere,
luminous, apparently opaque layer of gases that forms the visible surface of the sun or any other star. The photosphere lies between the dense interior gases and the more attenuated gases of the chromosphere.
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granule

[′gran·yül]
(astronomy)
A convective cell in the solar photosphere, about 600 miles (1000 kilometers) in diameter.
(geology)
A somewhat rounded rock fragment ranging in diameter from 2 to 4 millimeters; larger than a coarse sand grain and smaller than a pebble.

granule

Geology a single rock fragment in gravel, smaller than a pebble but larger than a sand grain
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In order to do so, an understanding is needed of the underlying phenomena affecting the granule formation.
The soap granule has a concentration of soap of at least 90 weight percent based on the weight of the granule.
A new part of the system is "Varyo", an innovative vacuum unit for the suction and conveying of granules through the pipes.
The Pegasus Vacuum Coater makes it possible to add the precise amount of powder or liquid required, after which the added substances are drawn deep into the granule.
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In this approach, the resistance to mass transfer of moisture from a granule to the air was assumed to occur in the thin film surrounding the granule.
The effect of granule size was also analyzed for bed thicknesses of 0.
Topics addressed by the 18 papers comprising the proceedings include reasons and mechanisms of aerobic granule formation; structure of the microbial population of aerobic granules; role, composition, and physical properties of extracellular polymeric substances; diffusion limitation and microbial activity within granules; physic-chemical characteristics; operation and application of granule reactors; scale-up aspects of granular sludge reactors; and case studies.