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 (fĭl′tər-ə-bəl, fĭl′trə-) also fil·tra·ble (-trə-bəl)
1. Capable of being filtered or separated by filtering: filterable solutions of granular matter.
2. Capable of being passed through a given pore size.

fil′ter·a·bil′i·ty n.


(ˈfɪltərəbəl) or


1. (Chemistry) capable of being filtered
2. (Microbiology) (of most viruses and certain bacteria) capable of passing through the pores of a fine filter
ˌfilteraˈbility, ˈfilterableness n


(ˈfɪl tər ə bəl)

also filtrable

1. capable of being filtered.
2. capable of passing through bacteria-retaining filters.
fil`ter•a•bil′i•ty, fil′ter•a•ble•ness, n.
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arctic" diesel (diesel with filterability up to -30 c): - in the estimated volume of 60 000 liters (at 15 c) per year, 240,000 liters in 4 years.
Higher CST in C-MBR could be the result of increased concentration of soluble matter including soluble EPS because of which filterability deteriorated [36] and vice versa for QQ-MBR.
It is known that even small amounts of these compounds may cause severe problems, such as bad filterability, filter blockage, corrosion and technical issues, like deterioration of injection precision, flow behavior and the spray accuracy.
Effect of DO Concentration on biofilm structure and membrane filterability in submerged membrane bioreactor.
Impact of temperature on raw wastewater composition and activated sludge filterability in full-scale MBR systems for municipal sewage treatment.
Wines should be clean and well-clarified before CMC addition, a clogging index filterability measurement below 30 and an NTU reading below 4.
Husain, "Comparison of mixed liquor filterability measured with bench and pilot-scale membrane bioreactors," Water Science & Technology, vol.
Ultrasonic Pre-treatment of Biological Sludge: Consequences on Disintegration, Anaerobic Biodegradability and Filterability, J.
In spite of that, there is disagreement in the literature about the effect of MLSS on the filterability of membrane bioreactors (LOUSADA-FERREIRA et al.
Disc filters are used on concentrate slurries and for cake dewatering, while its belt filters find applications for filtering slurries with good filterability and for cake washing.