Dispersive power

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(Opt.) the relative effect of a material in separating the different rays of light by refraction, as when the substance is formed into a prism.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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where cation concentrations are in [mmol.sub.c] [L.sup.-1] as measured in solution and 0.56 and 0.60 are coefficients relating the dispersive power (inverse of the flocculative power) and flocculative power (Rengasamy and Sumner 1998) of K and Mg, respectively, to Na and Ca, respectively.
said Friday it has developed the world's most efficient dispersive power generation system by combining a fuel-cell battery and a micro gas turbine.