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tr.v. e·lu·tri·at·ed, e·lu·tri·at·ing, e·lu·tri·ates
1. To purify, separate, or remove (ore, for example) by washing, decanting, and settling.
2. To wash away the lighter or finer particles of (soil, for example).

[Latin elutriāre, elutriāt- (from *elutrium, vat, bath, from Greek *elutrion, diminutive of elutron, cover, sheath, tank; see elytron) or ēlūtriāre (from *ēlūtor, one who washes, from ēluere, to wash out; see elute).]

e·lu′tri·a′tion n.


the process of elutriating, or purification by washing and straining.
See also: Cleanliness, Processes
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The air classification process segregates the solder powder into different classes based on mass.
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This flour corresponds to the barley by-products and has been obtained by a healthy separation method such as the air classification.
A significant amount of these products are handled in conventional clean rooms, which are designed to provide a desired air classification.
The engineered combination of centrifugal force and air classification allows this unique system to process reject soft disposable products such as baby diapers, sanitary napkins and system tailings and features three distinct reuseable/realeable components.
A double-drum scheme with counter rotation (see illustration above) provided maximum cleaning without secondary shredding or air classification, according to Eriez.
The virtual pilot plant, based on the sequential processing involved in upgrading ASR, begins with the ASR sample and goes through the processes of screening, hammer mill, drying, screening, air classification, size reduction (cutting process) before finally ending up with the upgraded ASR.
Second, ESCO's sand reclamation is non-thermal, and utilizes only physical processes such as screening and air classification.