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sieve plate[′siv ‚plāt]
A perforated section of the wall of a component member of a sieve tube.
A distillation-tower tray that is perforated so that the vapor emerges vertically through the tray, passing through the liquid holdup on top of the tray; used as a replacement for bubble-cap trays in distillation. Also known as sieve tray.
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