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oxidizing agent

[′äk·sə‚dīz·iŋ ‚ā·jənt]
(chemistry)
Compound that gives up oxygen easily, removes hydrogen from another compound, or attracts negative electrons. Also known as oxidant.
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"The way we feed our rockets with the oxidiser using a vortex injection means it is self-regulating.
The new Regenerative Thermal Oxidiser has proven to be ideal for Moy Park as it allows for up to 25,000Nm3/hr (normalised cubic metres per hour) of cooking exhaust to be treated with the minimum of natural gas input.
A process called anaerobic digestion will be used at the plant to dispose of waste but the chimneys from which the waste is emitted are treated with a thermal oxidiser and O'Brien also voiced his concerns about that chemical process.
The engines scoop oxygen out of the atmosphere, so they don't have the limitations of rockets which need to carry heavy oxidiser necessary to allow fuel to burn.
Blix says Baghdad has to destroy not only the missiles, but their SA-2 engines, auto-pilots, guidance and control systems, launchers, fuel, oxidiser, casting chambers, equipment and components designed for their production and testing as well as software and research used to construct the missiles.
o August 18, 1994: The countdown for Endeavour's first launch attempt ended 1.9 seconds before lift-off when on-board computers detected higher than acceptable readings in one channel of a sensor monitoring the discharge temperature of the high pressure oxidiser turbopump in a main engine.
As a result, the plant uses the latest water-borne paint technology to reduce volatile organic compound (VOC) material, while emissions from the paint curing ovens are treated by a five-canister regenerative oxidiser unit.
The internal phase is composed of a solution of oxidiser salts suspended as microscopically fine droplets, which are surrounded by a continuous fuel phase.
"Some of these solutions include employing a non-platinum catalyst, establishing mechanisms for applying ambient air as an oxidiser, and introducing lower-cost fuels, such as industrial-grade hydrogen gas or anhydrous liquid ammonia."
The George Koch facility--part of a 3.4 million [pounds sterling] project--centres on the installation of a new oxidiser, which links to oven emission control, and an upgrade to the process heating system.
Once X falls below 1, the incomplete combustion produces large amounts of CO and moderately increased levels of THC, and all engine-out N[O.sub.x] emissions are reduced due to the lack of the oxidiser [O.sub.2] (after the [O.sub.2] stored in the catalyst has reacted) and the presence of CO and [H.sub.2].
Former FedEx facility, with building plans marked to include a machine called 'regenerative thermal oxidiser' that can reduce pollution and is used in manufacturing.