Definition of adsorbent in English:


Syllabification: ad·sorb·ent
Pronunciation: /adˈzôrbənt, -ˈsôr-


  • A substance that adsorbs another.
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    • Within a typical cell stack and reformer there are nine to 10 different catalysts and adsorbents, notes John Mooney, director of technical development and business programs.
    • Casein and gelatin function as adsorbents for phenolics and can reduce a wine's excess bitterness and astringency.
    • Now, a company in Minnesota is keenly interested in testing the soybean hull adsorbents.


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  • Able to adsorb substances.
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    • One idea is to convert them into ion exchange resins for use in adsorbent filters to capture metals in solutions.
    • The labyrinth of pores that characterize a family of inorganic crystals known as zeolites gives the crystals catalytic and adsorbent powers.
    • The idea here is to use an adsorbent surface (a roughened metal plate) to concentrate explosive vapours.

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