gravitational settling

gravitational settling

[‚grav·ə′tā·shən·əl ′set·liŋ]
(geology)
A movement of sediment resulting from gravitational forces.
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Gravitational settling and suspension of particles has been under intense examination in the past as it is important to many areas of engineering and environmental sciences.
Gravitational settling of aerosol particles in randomly oriented cellular flow fields, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Vol.
Gravitational settling of small spherical particles in unsteady cellular flow fields, Journal of Aerosol Science, Vol.
At the same time, there are ramifications associated with condensed solar matter, especially with respect to gravitational settling, solar activity, and nucleosynthesis.
3 Gravitational Settling Versus Restricted Diffusion
Of course, gravitational settling could potentially invalidate all elemental abundances in stellar atmospheres obtained from spectroscopic lines.
Today, the effect of gravitational settling has been included in the calculation of standard solar models [32, 33].
The model assumes gravitational settling in the corona [59], which is highly unlikely to take place.
Superior filtration is achieved first through inertial impaction, secondly through gravitational settling, and thirdly through a nearly vertical coalescing multi-stage filter element with efficiencies of 0.
For nasal drug delivery, 10 to 20 microns is the ideal size as they are large enough to prevent lung deposition and small enough to prevent gravitational settling.
Kasdan, IRIS clinical laboratory systems division vice president for research and development, "IRIS expects that the company's patented methods for speedy gravitational settling and production of leukocyte-rich plasma may find other useful laboratory applications.
Patent 5,397,479 which was issued on March 14, describes the combination of an osmotic agent which alters the density of red blood cells and a rouleax-forming aggregator which causes rapid gravitational settling of red blood cells.