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easily broken into small fragments or reduced to powder

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A survey of 50 state asbestos regulatory agencies conducted by Battelle found that the majority of states adhere to NESHAP regulations and conclude that any process that makes asbestos fibers friable would be regulated and requires either licensed contractors or should not be attempted at all.
Intraoperatively, a friable white mass surrounded with purulence and granulation tissue was biopsied and returned as SCC.
Friable asbestos can be crumbled by hand, releasing the hazardous fibers into the air.
The unit is particularly suited for the reduction ot fibrous and friable materials, and cracking of corn and other grains.
This mechanism is not only advantageous for blending friable ingredients but also for coating solids with a minor liquid component and for vacuum drying of heat-sensitive applications.
For gentle transfer of friable materials--including beans, cereals, coffees, dried fruit and other food products, as well as bulk chemicals, minerals, regrind and pellets of all types--the Flexi-Disc tubular cable conveyor comes in 4- and 6-inch sizes.
Somatic Embryogenesis and friable embryogenic callus production in two cassava cultivars (Manihot esculenta Crantz)
When asbestos becomes dry and broken up, it is in a friable or free-flying and dry state and can be a contaminant if inhaled consistently by humans over time in concentrated amounts.
They can transfer friable bulk products from single or multiple in-feed points to single or multiple discharge points with little or no damage.
All the hormonal concentrations in this experiment formed whitish friable calluses.
Designed for applications requiring gentle handling and those requiring conveying both to and from multiple points in a circuit, CABLEflow conveyors transfer friable bulk products from single or multiple in-feed points to single or multiple discharge points with little or no damage.
Ready for use in less than 30 seconds in sealing to ePTFE grafts and bonding to friable vessels.
Plant now in well dug friable soil, just an inch deep and at least three inches apart.
Inter-nodal segments showed lesser response than other sources with friable texture.