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katharometer

Line breaks: kath¦ar|om¦eter
Pronunciation: /ˌkaθəˈrɒmɪtə
 
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Definition of katharometer in English:

noun

An instrument for detecting a gas or measuring its concentration in a mixture, by measuring changes in thermal conductivity.
Example sentences
  • In construction the katharometer comprises two chambers, each with an identical thermal conductivity sensor.
  • The properties of katharometers are described in relation to the analyses of binary and multi-component gas mixtures.
  • In recent communications the relative effects of gases of high and low thermal conductivity on the response of katharometers to the presence of eluted substances have been considered.

Origin

early 20th century: from Greek katharos 'pure' + -meter.

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