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imbibition

[‚im·bə′bish·ən]
(physical chemistry)
Absorption of liquid by a solid or a semisolid material.
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With the application of large-scale volume fracturing technology in the development of tight oil and gas, the imbibition is playing an increasingly important role in enhancing the recovery of tight reservoirs [1-5].
Post contrast T1 MRI weighted images detected diffuse enhancement in the area of the right cavernous sinus, extending basally towards the trigeminal cave and anteriorly towards the apex of the right orbit, with right-sided temporal-basal dural sheath imbibition and along the clivus.
It is an imbibition technique in solutions of different osmotic agents in order to control the hydration of seeds to obtain a uniform and synchronous germination (MARCOS FILHO, 2005).
Imbibition behaviour of soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill) accessions with different testa characteristics.
Water content = [W.sub.1] - [W.sub.0], Imbibition rate = ([W.sub.1] - [W.sub.0]) (1)
The physics of fluids in porous media give rise to many interesting phenomena, including imbibition where a viscous fluid displaces a less viscous one.
This would lead the spontaneous imbibition of water into the wettability altered matrixes to displace the oil.
Imbibitions and germination tests were carried out immediately after seed collection.
Parameters [[Alpha].sub.v] and [[Beta].sub.v] estimated by fitting the simulated imbibitions to experimental data, when [D'.sub.PL] ([bar][Omega]) = [[Alpha].sub.v] exp([[Beta].sub.v][bar][Omega]).
At 25 and 30[degrees]C, the enzyme activity continued to increase throughout the germination process, peaking at 96h of imbibitions (Figures 2B and 2C).