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air embolism:

see embolusembolus
, foreign matter circulating in and obstructing a blood vessel. It may be a portion of a clot that has separated from the wall of a vessel (see thrombosis), a bubble of gas or air (known as an air embolus), a globule of fat, a clump of bacterial matter, or a clump of
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air embolism

[¦er ′em·bə‚liz·əm]
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As with Vehicle 1, there was no measurable impact of the second stage system on the fuel economy of Vehicle 2, noting again that the experiments did not include full vehicle integration of the cooling system and air injection.
The air coming out of the air injection whole expands rapidly to the available larger area at the point of interaction between the water and air.
Parameters measured during each combustion run were: temperature along the combustion tube, inlet and outlet pressure, air injection rate, produced gas rate, and produced gas rations.
Air is drawn into the plant room, through the rotor, with the resulting dry air delivered through pipes into the air injection cover.
an air injection nozzle (diameter 8 mm) on the pump inlet side of the flow loop, located on the side of the pipe;
Petrobank's project will use a new combustion process that combines a vertical air injection well with a horizontal production well.
1, where b is the die width, s the air slot width, w is the distance between the outer edges of the slots and [beta] is the air injection angle relative to the die face ([beta] = 60[degrees]).
As aerobic fermentation progresses, oxygen is consumed and carbon dioxide is released by the cultures present, but the rates vary enormously, depending on the respiratory metabolism In those processes where oxygen is injected directly in addition to air injection (which is still required for mixing the fermentation broth and stripping it of carbon dioxide and other undesirable reaction by-products), the requirement for oxygen can be monitored and the supply adjusted to suit.
Another means to improve the removal of ethanol is air injection into the mixer during the silanization step.
And animals will no longer be stunned by air injection.
The engine meets EU4 emission requirements without secondary air injection or exhaust gas recirculation, thanks to its base design and engine computer.