adsorption vs absorption

adsorption absorption


  • 1) The adhesion of a liquid or gas on the surface of a solid material, forming a thin film on the surface. Not to be confused with the process of absorption.
  • 2) The accumulation of gases, liquids, or solutes on the surface of a solid or liquid.
  • 3) the process by which molecules of a substance form a thin film on the surface of a solid. Distinguished from absorption, in which the foreign substance penetrates the body of the absorbing material.
  • 4) the accumulation of molecules of a gas to form a thin film on the surface of a solid
  • 5) Condensation of gases on the surfaces of solids.
  • 6) The mechanical imbibition of fluids or gases.


  • 1) The natural lessening of radio waves due to atmospheric interference.
  • 2) The taking on of by a shipping company of special charges by another without price increase.
  • 3) The act or process of absorbing or of being absorbed as,
  • 4) electrical engineering The retaining of electrical energy for a short time after it has been introduced to the dielectric.
  • 5) The act or process of absorbing or the condition of being absorbed.
  • 6) A state of mental concentration.
  • 7) The act or process of absorbing or sucking in anything, or of being absorbed and made to disappear.
  • 8) (Physiol.) In living organisms, the process by which the materials of growth and nutrition are absorbed and conveyed to the tissues and organs.
  • 9) Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind.
  • 10) (Chem. & Physics) An imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action
  • 11) (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
  • 12) (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium
  • 13) In optics, the constant K in the equation , where A0 is the amplitude of an incident ray, A1 its amplitude after penetrating to a depth of one wave-length in the absorbing medium, and e the base of natural logarithms.
  • 14) Specifically— In the absorption of gases, the volume of a gas which one volume of a liquid will dissolve.
  • 15) The act or process of absorbing, or the state of being absorbed, in all the senses of the verb: as—
  • 16) In physiology, the process of taking up into the vascular system (venous or lymphatic) either food from the alimentary canal or inflammatory products and other substances from the various tissues. Plants absorb moisture and nutritive juices principally by their roots, but sometimes by their general surfaces, as in seaweeds, and carbonic acid by their leaves. Absorption of organic matter by leaves takes place in several insectivorous plants.
  • 17) In Herbart's pedagogic system, the gradual process of the apprehension of the manifold: a translation of the German vertiefung. Otherwise called concentration and self-estrangement.


  • 1) Mass attraction and electrostatic force - a combination of these two forces is frequently called adsorption, enable the particles to keep in contact with other solids and the filter material.
  • 2) Analysis by adsorption is founded on the phenomenon which also serves as a basis for the design of contemporary gas-masks.
  • 3) "adsorption" which results from the molecular attraction of substances to the surface of the media.
  • 4) ALSO … many large facilities use adsorption air conditioners already (and duh the array can be used for heating as well), they could be taking the coolant from the concentrated PV array and using it to provide MOST of the input energy for their HVAC systems.
  • 5) Tiselius also refined adsorption analysis, a method first used by the Russian botanist, Michail
  • 6) Detailed studies of adsorption on surfaces, were carried out by Irving Langmuir at the research laboratory of General Electric Company, and when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1932, he was the first industrial scientist to receive this distinction.
  • 7) Beyond adsorption there is abrasion, rubbing the surface of the material off, taking the layer of dirt with it.
  • 8) White plastic and gum erasers work with adsorption, when rubbed over the paper surface, the graphite bonds with the eraser surface.
  • 9) Pete, could you help Eli by detailing a bit more what you want to know about adsorption, in particular what systems you are thinking about?
  • 10) Rubber erasers work both with adsorption and with some amount of abrasion.


  • 1) Being naked helps the immune system by aiding Vitamin D absorption and reducing the risk of infection and skin complaints.
  • 2) Both of these are dependent on the presence of magnesium for their normal absorption.
  • 3) The aim is to make the stomach smaller and reduce the absorption of food.
  • 4) The result is a delayed or reduced absorption of these drugs.
  • 5) Tea has the added disadvantage of reducing your absorption of iron.
  • 6) Damage here could affect absorption of food.
  • 7) Orange and apple juice can also reduce drug absorption.
  • 8) Iron absorption is enhanced by including meat in the diet.
  • 9) Vitamin and mineral deficiencies It is known that these drugs block the absorption of zinc.
  • 10) Important for healthy skin, immune system and helps absorption of iron.
  • 11) Just as the refining of food affects its absorption, so processing and cooking may reduce the food value.
  • 12) His total absorption in politics.
  • 13) When it comes to skin care products, insufficient information is available on just how real the possibility of skin absorption is.
  • 14) It's also interesting that zinc and iron absorption are inhibited especially by tea and to a lesser extent by coffee drinking.
  • 15) It is easy to understand this when you think of energy absorption as a tree growing, or energy release as a log burning.
  • 16) Vitamin C is vital for collagen and iron absorption.
  • 17) Add some grilled tomatoes with vitamin C to aid absorption of iron for extra energy.
  • 18) Vitamin C increases the absorption of iron from vegetables but reduces it from meat and decreases copper absorption.
  • 19) Many M. E. patients have problems with digestion and absorption of food.
  • 20) If you or your doctor think you have poor absorption of food due to lack of digestive enzymes, then taking a preparation of these makes sense.
  • 21) Remember to wait, though, until you have some food in your stomach as food slows the absorption of alcohol.
  • 22) Because iron is so poorly absorbed, efforts have been made with certain iron tablets to mimic the body's iron absorption mechanism.
  • 23) Try also to get more vitamin C, which aids iron absorption.
  • 24) As suggested above, increased use of vitamin C at mealtimes enhances iron absorption.
  • 25) Drugs that affect food absorption While foods can mess up the action of some medications, certain drugs can interfere with the absorption of some nutrients.
  • 26) If you want to explain the effects of volcanic dust, you have to quantify both the dust's scattering of sunlight and its absorption of solar energy.
  • 27) It is only when _absorption_ takes place that heat is thus produced: and heat is always a result of absorption.
  • 28) Skin absorption is more likely to occur if you use highly concentrated formulas of DEET, if it is applied to broken or irritated skin; or with repeated applications.
  • 29) Administration of substances that absorb toxins and further prevent their absorption is also useful in early cases.
  • 30) Seemingly united around shared values of localism and diversity, one hates to think that behind the solidarity is a plan for the long-term absorption of all licenses outside the master ship.
  • 31) I think that calorie consumption rather than calorie absorption is the common understanding of “calories in.”
  • 32) We can assume that Alutsista problem was not caused by limited budget, but also because the budget's absorption is low.
  • 33) ‘Nor is it merely that their absorption into domesticity makes functional sense in a commercial and industrial society.’
  • 34) ‘But milk appeared to inhibit the antioxidant potential of the flavonoids, reducing their absorption into the bloodstream.’
  • 35) ‘From a British point of view, further absorption into the European Union will be a disaster.’
  • 36) ‘Cholesterol taken up by bacterial cells in the intestine is unlikely to be available for absorption into the blood.’
  • 37) ‘Spam's absorption into popular culture indicates that it has become a fact of life.’
  • 38) ‘They solubilize dietary lipids facilitating their hydrolysis by lipases and their absorption into the bloodstream.’
  • 39) ‘Persecution and absorption into popular Christianity served to cut short many pagan religious practices.’
  • 40) ‘Here status preservation came through absorption into the expanding state bureaucracy and army.’
  • 41) ‘Instead of ending the play with the hitman's absorption into the group, however, there's a gratuitous plot-twist.’
  • 42) ‘The relatively quick absorption into the bloodstream enables a rapid headache response.’
  • 43) ‘And be sure to paint the inside of the planter to minimize water absorption into the wood.’
  • 44) ‘Today, we confront the more subtle threat of absorption into the larger community.’
  • 45) ‘Eating dishes cooked with a variety of spices and herbs helps the process of digestion - absorption, assimilation and elimination.’
  • 46) ‘People with high-arches tend to require greater shock absorption.’
  • 47) ‘Shock absorption is especially important for fitness instructors.’
  • 48) ‘Its molded cushioning cradles my foot for maximum shock absorption.’
  • 49) ‘Essentially it is made of bones known as vertebrae with a disc for shock absorption between the vertebrae.’
  • 50) ‘Oxygen is the fuel that starts the chemical process of nutrient absorption through a seedling's root tips.’
  • 51) ‘In children the problems of poor vitamin and mineral absorption can cause stunted growth and dental problems if the condition is not recognised.’
  • 52) ‘This allows faster processing and greater absorption of information.’
  • 53) ‘Wilder captures the childlike adoration of the father and absorption in the way the world works.’
  • 54) ‘There is a memorable letter of 1910 in which he justifies his total absorption in composition, and gives a unique account of the genesis of two of his works.’
  • 55) ‘The sports talk station gives you a succession of men whose absorption in a fantasy world is, to me, borderline insane.’
  • 56) ‘His absorption with the world of advertising and the intricacies associated with it find dominant echoes in his works.’
  • 57) ‘This sense of enchantment, of utter absorption in a moment, is fundamental to the lyric and lies at the heart of what it has to offer.’
  • 58) ‘Psychologists talk about flow, a term that describes a state of total absorption in a task, and in which people are often at their happiest.’
  • 59) ‘His love for Sydney and his total absorption in the affairs of his adopted country never wavered.’
  • 60) ‘To be sure, his later absorption in philosophy made him neglect his private affairs and he eventually fell to a level of comparative poverty.’
  • 61) ‘Brenna abruptly looked up, her absorption with the piece broken.’
  • 62) ‘Eventually Tocqueville's single-minded absorption in French affairs will lead him away from America altogether.’
  • 63) ‘Even laziness, inattention and simple absorption in the mundane can gradually erode the capacities in which this property resides.’
  • 64) ‘The speaker's absorption in the beautiful image turns him into a Narcissus who can never be satisfied.’
  • 65) ‘Using his absorption with the computer as my defense, I declined to plug in.’
  • 66) ‘His apparent absorption in his own thoughts borders on the rude.’
  • 67) ‘While sneaking out of their rooms, he saw you walking down the hallway and in all your absorption in your books, you didn't flicker a glance at him.’
  • 68) ‘Sometimes a museum capitalizes on our absorption with money.’
  • 69) ‘The intensity of and absorption in play finds no explanation in biological analysis.’
  • 70) ‘Anna has been using her absorption in work to avoid even thinking about these issues.’
  • 71) ‘It turns out that absorption in his work had left him no time for children, hobbies, or close friendships.’
  • 72) ‘What motivates Colin Marshall is just total absorption in what he is doing and he is proud of it.’

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