countercurrent


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countercurrent

[′kau̇nt·ər‚kər·ənt]
(science and technology)
A current flowing adjacent to the main current but in the opposite direction.
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Another technique that is attracting growing attention in recent years is the multi-stage countercurrent extraction process (MCE).
Gas-liquid countercurrent flows in vertical pipes have been studied for over a half century, and it is well known that CCFL characteristics strongly depend on the shapes at the top and bottom ends (Wallis [15]; Bankoff and Lee [22]).
Guo, "Isolation and purification of three ecdysteroidsfrom the stems of Diploclisia glaucescens by high-speed countercurrent chromatography and their anti-inflammatory activities in vitro," Molecules, vol.
Confluences, because of their deep water, abundance of fish, countercurrents that cause fish to be momentarily trapped and special topography that allow for easy foraging, are a favorite habitat of river dolphins (Hastie et al., 2004; Kreb and Budiono, 2005).
El Nino, temperature limitation, range expansion, invasive species, wind reversed estuarine circulation, Olympic Peninsula Countercurrent
Quintiere, "Buoyancy driven countercurrent flows generated by a fire source," in Heat Transfer and Turbulent Buoyant Convection, D.
In countercurrent imbibition, the sum of the velocities of the wetting and nonwetting phases is zero, that is,
Abbreviations ABTS: 2,2,-Azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazline-6-sulfonic acid) diammonium salt AR: Aldose reductase n-BuOH: n-Butanol [CH.sub.2][Cl.sub.2]: Methylene chloride DMSO: Dimethyl sulfoxide EtOAc: Ethyl acetate n-Hex: n-Hexane [H.sub.2]O: Distilled water HSCCC: High-speed countercurrent chromatography K: Partition coefficient MA: Maackia amurensis NADPH: Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate NADH: Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide RLAR: Rat lens aldose reductase SAR: Structure activity relationship TEAC: Evaluation of trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity Trolox: 6-Hydroxy-2,5,7,8-tetrame-thylchroman-2 carboxylic acid.
Caption: Figure 2 Process of heat and mass transfer in a countercurrent packed tower (Luo et al.
Big Dance Theater performs Short Form at the Fusebox Festival in Austin, Texas, April 7-8, and premieres This Page Left Intentionally Blank April 13-17 at CounterCurrent in Houston, Texas.
In the late nineteenth century, Peruvian scholars first connected stronger, but irregular, occurrences of the countercurrent with rainfall along the desert coast and attached the El Nino name to it.