buffer capacity


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buffer capacity

[′bəf·ər kə′pas·əd·ē]
(chemistry)
The relative ability of a buffer solution to resist pH change upon addition of an acid or a base.
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The plant has existing tankage to provide buffer capacity to moderate variations in softener feed flow.
10 The oral examination included assessment of dental caries, oral hygiene status, plaque index, tooth brushing, nutritional habits and salivary pH, buffer capacity, and flow rate.
Effects of chronic nahco3 ingestion during interval training on changes to muscle buffer capacity, metabolism, and short-term endurance performance.
How about damming our rivers upstream to provide buffer capacity, creating lakes, boosting our water-based leisure industries?
8) It was hypothesized that children medicated for ADHD would have lower unstimulated salivary flow rates (an outcome of the medicament) which would result in lower buffer capacity and higher bacterial count than those not treated.
Tuning local calcium availability: cell-type-specific immobile calcium buffer capacity in hippocampal neurons.
He explained that the figure would cover at least 400 MW of supply shortfall as well as buffer capacity called "regulating reserve.
14] Parameters like salivary pH, buffer capacity and Serum ferritin levels were estimated to assess their role as markers of iron deficiency anaemia and dental caries.
Work includes replacement of old chutes by a new make-up carousel to provide a significant increase in buffer capacity, due to the carousel's length.
The wash water can be a combination of seawater with a natural buffer capacity and/or fresh water with buffer added to neutralize the acids formed when sulfur contacts the water.
The system can achieve performance rates up to 1,000 picks per hour, while the integrated workstation provides high order buffer capacity.
The ability of skeletal muscle to buffer H+ is important for ph regulation and to compensate the reduced buffer capacity of blood caused by hyperventilation in response to a reduced P[O.