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  • 1 Asbestos — For other uses, see Asbestos (disambiguation). Fibrous asbestos on muscovite …

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  • 2 asbestos — asbestine /as bes tin, az /, asbestous, adj. asbestoid, asbestoidal, adj. /as bes teuhs, az /, n. 1. Mineral. a fibrous mineral, either amphibole or chrysotile, formerly used for making incombustible or fireproof articles. 2. a fabric woven from… …

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  • 3 asbestos — noun Etymology: Middle English albeston mineral supposed to be inextinguishable when set on fire, probably from Middle French abeston, from Medieval Latin asbeston, alteration of Latin asbestos, from Greek, unslaked lime, from asbestos… …

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  • 4 asbestos — The commercial product, after mining and processing, obtained from a family of fibrous hydrated silicates divided mineralogically into amphiboles (amosite, anthrophyllite, and crocidolite) and serpentines (chrysotile); it is virtually insoluble… …

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  • 5 Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 — The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 came into force in the United Kingdom on 13 November 2006 and brought together a number of other asbestos related pieces of legislation.[1] The pieces of legislation the regulations revoked and replaced… …

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  • 6 serpentine asbestos — one of the two major classes of asbestos, characterized by strong, flexible fibers that can be spun; it includes chrysotile …

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  • 7 Refrigeration — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Refrigeration >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 refrigeration refrigeration infrigidation reduction of temperature Sgm: N 1 cooling cooling &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 congelation congelation conglaciation| Sgm: N 1 ice ice …

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  • 8 amianth — n. Amianthus, earth flax, mountain flax, flexible asbestos …

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  • 9 Wire — For other uses, see Wire (disambiguation). Wires overhead A wire is a single, usually cylindrical, flexible strand or rod of metal. Wires are used to bear mechanical loads and to carry electricity and telecommunications signals. Wire is commonly… …

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  • 10 Carbon nanotube — Not to be confused with Carbon fiber. Part of a series of articles on Nanomaterials Fullerenes …

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  • 11 industrial polymers, major — Introduction       chemical compounds used in the manufacture of synthetic industrial materials.       In the commercial production of plastics, elastomers, man made fibres, adhesives, and surface coatings, a tremendous variety of polymers are… …

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  • 12 United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …

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  • 13 environment — environmental, adj. environmentally, adv. /en vuy reuhn meuhnt, vuy euhrn /, n. 1. the aggregate of surrounding things, conditions, or influences; surroundings; milieu. 2. Ecol. the air, water, minerals, organisms, and all other external factors… …

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  • 14 environmental works — ▪ civil engineering Introduction       infrastructure that provides cities and towns with water supply, waste disposal, and pollution control services. They include extensive networks of reservoirs, pipelines, treatment systems, pumping stations …

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  • 15 Building insulation materials — A selection of insulation materials can aid in building insulation. All of these are based on standard principles of thermal insulation. Materials used to reduce heat transfer by conduction, radiation or convection are employed in varying… …

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  • 16 floor covering — Finish material on floors, including wood strips, parquet, linoleum, vinyl, asphalt tile, rubber, cork, epoxy resins, ceramic tile, and carpeting. Wood strip flooring, attached to a subfloor of plywood, is most popular, especially for residences …

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  • 17 respiratory disease — ▪ human disease Introduction  any of the diseases and disorders that affect human respiration (respiration, human).  Diseases of the respiratory system may affect any of the structures and organs that have to do with breathing, including the… …

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  • 18 Vacuum cleaner — Cylinder vacuum cleaner for home use. French train vacuum cleaner …

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  • 19 papermaking — [pā′pər māk΄iŋ] n. the making of paper papermaker n. * * * pa·per·mak·ing (pāʹpər mā kĭng) n. The process or craft of making paper.   paʹper·mak er n. * * * Introduction       formation of a matted or felted sheet, usually of cellulose fibres,… …

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  • 20 Business and Industry Review — ▪ 1999 Introduction Overview        Annual Average Rates of Growth of Manufacturing Output, 1980 97, Table Pattern of Output, 1994 97, Table Index Numbers of Production, Employment, and Productivity in Manufacturing Industries, Table (For Annual… …

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