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aerosol

(âr`əsōl, –sŏl): see colloidcolloid
[Gr.,=gluelike], a mixture in which one substance is divided into minute particles (called colloidal particles) and dispersed throughout a second substance. The mixture is also called a colloidal system, colloidal solution, or colloidal dispersion.
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aerosol

[′e·rə‚sȯl]
(chemistry)
A suspension of small particles in a gas; the particles may be solid or liquid or a mixture of both; aerosols are formed by the conversion of gases to particles, the disintegration of liquids or solids, or the suspension of powdered material.
(meteorology)
A small droplet or particle suspended in the atmosphere and formed from both natural and anthropogenic sources.
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aerosol

a colloidal dispersion of solid or liquid particles in a gas; smoke or fog
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Regarding the effect of humidification on aerosol delivery, previous research reported a decrease up to 50% in aerosol deposition with the use of heated and humidified ventilator circuits.
Stahlhofen, "An empirical formula describing aerosol deposition in man for any particle size," Journal of Aerosol Science, vol.
Aerosol deposition in commonly used ventilation system in commercial or public buildings has been tested mainly in straight pipe/duct flows, considering resuspension dynamics or the whole system performance [30-32].
[80] produced highly uniform porous thin films using an aerosol deposition method.
Uematsu, "Plasma-resistant dense yttrium oxide film prepared by aerosol deposition process," Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol.
To investigate the global implications of atmospheric copper deposition, the researchers gathered data from various sources on copper concentrations in aerosols, global distributions of aerosols, and aerosol deposition rates.
Studies have shown that a tight seal provided by a face mask is crucial for optimal aerosol deposition to the lungs.
Dorsey et al., "Measurements and parameterizations of small aerosol deposition velocities to grassland, arable crops, and forest: influence of surface roughness length on deposition," Journal of Geophysical Research D: Atmospheres, vol.
It may seem practically axiomatic that aerosol deposition in the lung is reduced due to aerosol deposition in the artificial tracheal airway.
Also an increase in peripheral pulmonary aerosol deposition was reported in another group of patients with stable CF when a jet nebulizer was used along with positive expiratory pressure (PEP) [47].