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a device for separating lumps from powdered material, straining liquids, grading particles, etc., consisting of a container with a mesh or perforated bottom through which the material is shaken or poured



a device for separating dry loose materials by grain size. A distinction is made between flat sieves, which use vibration or a rocking motion, and drum sieves, which rotate. Sieves are principally used in the concentration of useful minerals and in the processing of grain for food and feed products in flour mills, mixed-feed plants, and hulling mills.


A meshed or perforated device or sheet through which dry loose material is refined, liquid is strained, and soft solids are comminuted.
A meshed sheet with apertures of uniform size used for sizing granular materials.


1. Any construction whose essential function is merely to separate, protect, seclude, or conceal, but not to support.
2. A covered framework, either fixed or movable, that serves as a protection against sun, fire, wind, rain, cold, or insects.
3. A metallic plate or sheet, a woven wire cloth, or other similar device, with regularly spaced apertures of uniform size, mounted in a suitable frame or holder for use in separating material according to size; also called a sieve.
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Zeelandia decided to install two custom built Compact 900 sieves.
Molecular sieves often consist of alumino silicate minerals, clays, porous glasses, micro-porous charcoals, zeolites, active carbon or synthetic compounds that have open structures through or into which small molecules such as nitrogen and water can diffuse.
There's scope for clever public procurers to adjust the sieves so allowing a variation of 'peas' to get through.
The factors reflect the fact that the sand retained on a particular sieve (e.
Between samples, we cleaned all testing equipment, including the soil guard, the soil sampling tools, spatula, mortar and pestle, the 125-[micro]m test sieve, and the sieve base, using paper towels, water, and pop-up wipes (Cotton Tails[TM], Rockline Industries, Sheboygan, Wisconsin).
Keywords The power k sieve, asymptotic formula, elementary method.
By 1954, largely through the championship of Bob Milton, Linde had announced it was entering the business of manufacturing and selling molecular sieve zeolites as a new class of industrial adsorbents, and in 1959 as hydrocarbon conversion catalysts--a remarkable example of discovery to commercialization of a new business venture in just five years.
The firm's quality assurance program includes many tests, including one for precise determination of the grain size distribution of ground rubber via air jet sieve LS 200-N, in order to check the fractionation efficiency and to establish optimum process parameters.
Strain stock through a fine-mesh sieve and reserve for miso sauce; discard pig foot.
Suslick and his colleagues describe their molecular sieve in the October Nature Materials.
Mixed matrix materials comprising molecular sieve entities embedded in a polymer matrix have the potential to deliver such materials (2-5).