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water potential

[′wȯd·ər pə‚ten·chəl]
(physiology)
The difference in free energy or chemical potential (per unit molal volume) between pure water and water in cells and solutions.
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Source and Amount of Recycled Water Potential sources of water for the recycled water system include water reclamation plants, treated oil field produced water, and treated perchlorate-contaminated groundwater.
The market segmented on the basis of types has been classified into several subtypes: volumetric soil moisture sensors into probe, TDT, and capacitance and soil water potential sensors into tensiometer, gypsum block, and granular matrix.
This is a growing market based on types; it is segmented into volumetric soil moisture sensors and soil water potential sensors.
Regarding oil, the geological characteristics mean that we have ultra-deep water potential, and it is difficult to extract.
The water potential of the country allows it to provide the region with electricity from the hydropower plants without CO2 emission, at a cheaper rate than alternative energy sources.
Salinity affects the seeds germination and growth by reducing the water potential and toxicity of specific ions such as sodium and chloride ions and reducing nutrition requirements, such as calcium and potassium [24,39,25].
To test the hypothesis we evaluated the effect of light, water potential and canopy openness on spore germination.
Midday stem water potential (MSWP) was measured approximately every other week on 10 trees per treatment from 2005 through 2010.
It is considered an important indicator in the evaluation of soil structural quality because it integrates, in one index, three factors related to plant growth: PR, soil aeration, and soil water potential (da Silva et al.
2] concentration, water potential, and soluble sugar content were not significantly affected by the treatments.
The concession period is 23 years, three of which are for the construction and 20 for tap-ping the water potential for production of electricity.
As well as the water potential being shown on the integral display, data can be output via an RS232 connection.