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a device for separating lumps from powdered material, straining liquids, grading particles, etc., consisting of a container with a mesh or perforated bottom through which the material is shaken or poured



a device for separating dry loose materials by grain size. A distinction is made between flat sieves, which use vibration or a rocking motion, and drum sieves, which rotate. Sieves are principally used in the concentration of useful minerals and in the processing of grain for food and feed products in flour mills, mixed-feed plants, and hulling mills.


A meshed or perforated device or sheet through which dry loose material is refined, liquid is strained, and soft solids are comminuted.
A meshed sheet with apertures of uniform size used for sizing granular materials.


1. Any construction whose essential function is merely to separate, protect, seclude, or conceal, but not to support.
2. A covered framework, either fixed or movable, that serves as a protection against sun, fire, wind, rain, cold, or insects.
3. A metallic plate or sheet, a woven wire cloth, or other similar device, with regularly spaced apertures of uniform size, mounted in a suitable frame or holder for use in separating material according to size; also called a sieve.
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Zeelandia decided to install two custom built Compact 900 sieves.
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The factors reflect the fact that the sand retained on a particular sieve (e.
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Results indicate that, although it was practical to sieve most of the soil samples in the field, it stopped being practical to sieve samples at about 65 percent saturation because the process was time consuming.
For example, if n = 2, then we call this sieve as Binary Sieve:
Strain through fine-mesh sieve and let cool to room temperature.
By 1954, largely through the championship of Bob Milton, Linde had announced it was entering the business of manufacturing and selling molecular sieve zeolites as a new class of industrial adsorbents, and in 1959 as hydrocarbon conversion catalysts--a remarkable example of discovery to commercialization of a new business venture in just five years.
newspaper * shallow box (a shoebox will work) * 1 large bag of flour * 1 box of chocolate cake mix (paprika or cinnamon powder will work as well) * sieve * three small objects of different size and mass to serve as meteorite impactors (pebbles, marbles, balls, etc.
This process of elimination by trial division is the idea behind the prime-detecting sieve of Eratosthenes, named for a Greek mathematician who lived in the third century B.
Blend, then push three times through a sieve (be sure to get rid of all the tiny bones).