Aerosol

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  • (environment)
  1. Small droplets or particles suspended in the atmosphere, typically containing sulfur. They are usually emitted naturally (e.g., in volcanic eruptions) and as the result of anthropogenic (human) activities such as burning fossil fuels.
  2. The pressurized gas used to propel substances out of a container.
  3. A finely divided material suspended in air or other gaseous environment.
    Source: Terms of the Environment
  • (geology)
  1. A suspension of ultramicroscopic solid or liquid particles in air or gas, as smoke, fog, or mist. Webster 3rd
  2. Particles, solid or liquid, suspended in air. ANSI
  3. A sol in which the dispersion medium is a gas (usually air) and the dispersed or colloidal phase consists of solid particles or liquid droplets, e.g., mist, haze, most smoke, and some fog. AGI
  4. Aerosol - Trade name of strong wetting agent based on sulfonated bi-carboxy-acid esters. Pryor, 3
    Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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