decantation


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the act of gently pouring off a clear liquor (as from its original bottle) without disturbing the lees

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In the first decantation trough, the material is separated from heavy objects and contaminants and then conveyed in two parallel turbines for the pre-washing phase.
Sample collection and laboratory procedures: Three stool samples were collected from each patient every second day, the samples were fixed in 10% formalin, and transported to the Military Institute of Medicine in Poland, where they were tested by light microscopy using the methods of direct smear in Lugol's solution, decantation in distilled water, and Fulleborn's flotation technique.
For fecal collection by the decantation method, eight cylindric glass fiber tanks with a capacity of 80L and conical bottom were used.
All the experiments were carried out at room temperature, and involved two stages: (i) a mixing stage during 1 day, for the preparation of the oil-in-oil emulsions and (ii) a demixing stage by simple decantation during 30 days, with determination of the interface levels and analysis of the final demixed phases.
A perfunctory decantation is the antidote to the faint scent of socks in the air.
The subproducts biodiesel and glycerin, after reaction, imbued by reaction and impurity excesses, become two distinct phases that must be separated, as a rule, by decantation.
In such situation even with the bridging facility for refuelling that is provided by the Oil Management Committee, serious concerns remains such as bridging stocks 7000 metric ton per day as delivery through bridging requires additional time due to tank lorry decantation for example a minimum of 2 days is required for pumping 500 metric ton that too without electricity failures to airport hydrant line.
It then undergoes a second decantation in the dual decantation reservoirs and the process continues via the oil skimmer, filtration and cooling, with cooling towers calculated to withstand a temperature variation of 15 degrees centigrade (45[degrees]C inflow and 30[degrees]C outflow).
As a precautionary measure a series of automatic-cleaning filters are used, in case any particles are still present after the decantation phase.
Counter-current decantation thickeners are used to dewater the concentrate to a slurry, which is pipelined 17.
The olives are not pressed--the oil from the olives drips by gravity, and is strained through tiny holes--50 per square millimeter--before running out through a trough at the bottom to a separate decantation system.
The storage tank receives the decanter overflow turpentine stream in the top and the water underflow stream in the bottom for secondary decantation and to ensure the tank is always hydraulically full.
c) the distillation and decantation systems may be improperly designed or undersized.