surface-active agent

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Synonyms for surface-active agent

a chemical agent capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved

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Rather, the snails were repelled from the point of contact with the surface-active agent and remained attached to the underside of the surface.
This finding indicates that low concentrations of a surface-active agent might drastically modify the surface elasticity of a bubble.
The cleansing composition has an improved average foam stability ranging between 35-60mm according to the foam stability test, wherein the ratio of surface-active agent to oil is in the range of 1:0.
The Increased oil recovery rate is achieved through injection of surface-active agents (surfactants).
Among specific topics are impacts of surface-active agents on the crystal structure of nano manganese oxide, simulation research on the performance of vehicle suspension systems, the design of a landslide monitoring system based on a wireless network, image fusion with sparse representations, an anonymous query method for outsourced databases, and developments in the microbial removal of arsenic from wastewater.
Platinum DD: An aqueous blend of surface-active agents, Platinum DD is designed to reduce the surface tension of all water-base mud systems and reduce the sticking tendency of water-sensitive shale cuttings.
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