Agglomeration


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agglomeration

[ə‚gläm·ə′rā·shən]
(food engineering)
A technique that combines powdered material to form larger, more soluble particles by intermingling in a humid atmosphere.
(metallurgy)
Conversion of small pieces of low-grade iron ore into larger lumps by application of heat.
(meteorology)
The process in which particles grow by collision with and assimilation of cloud particles or other precipitation particles. Also known as coagulation.
(science and technology)
An indiscriminately formed cluster of particles.

Agglomeration

 

in microbiology the formation of clusters (heaps) of microorganisms in liquids or in tissue as a result of a change in the physical or chemical properties of microbial cells under the influence of immune bodies and the like.

agglomeration

The collecting together of tiny suspended particles into a mass of larger size, one which will settle more rapidly.
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The works of Porter [4], Krugman [5], Saxenian [6] and Enright [7] have attracted widespread interest in the field of industrial agglomeration and regional development.
The premise of financial agglomeration is because of the difference of financial resources and the high mobility between regions.
Furthermore, we examine the agglomeration effects of ecology oriented industries, which differ from the traditional manufacturing industries examined in the literature.
However, the question of our study, the correlation between agglomeration and economic growth dates back to the hypothesis of Williamson (1965).
In the empirical analysis, I focus on identifying the effects of four main types of regional characteristics: regional demand, labor costs and labor quality, a variety of regional agglomeration economies and regional distance to the main markets: Mexico City and the US.
This issue of agglomeration is particularly important for developing countries as they have relatively lower levels of overall investment and economic activity is concentrated in one or a few growth centers.
As the system does not use chlorines and ultraviolet rays, the purified water does not cause cross-contamination; and the efficiency of the system is achieved by the agglomeration technique, which speeds up the flow of water.
That's because many asteroids are now known to be porous, loosely bound agglomerations of rubble.
Among census agglomerations, the median total income for couple families in Wood Buffalo in northern Alberta was the highest at $114,900.
There was no evidence of adjacent organelle lysis or of agglomeration of particulates (Figure 4).
We found that while talc did not alter the agglomeration rate, it led to a detackified agglomerate.
Through a process called cold-bond tailings agglomeration (CBTA), several types of wastes have been physically and chemically altered into a less reactive and more easily-handled state.