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erf

(ɜːf)
n, pl erven (ˈɜːvən)
(Civil Engineering) South African a plot of land, usually urban, marked off for building purposes
[Afrikaans]

Erf

(ɜːf)
n acronym for
(Chemistry) electrorheological fluid: a man-made liquid that thickens or solidifies when an electric current passes through it and returns to a liquid when the current ceases
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The 14 cities were chosen because ERFs that were developed using the same methodology for each city were available (Baccini et al.
We applied city-specific linear ERFs derived from Baccini et al.
(2) The radiologic appearance of an ERF on esophagram is classic, with contrast seen anomalously extravasating into the upper respiratory tract.
In cases of benign ERF, surgical repair may be performed.
Kevin Parker, regional communications manager, said the company ran sites all over the UK, including an energy recovery facility (ERF) in Tyseley, and that all were run to high standard to divert thousands of tones of waste from landfill.
The Tyseley Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) forms part of this partnership within an integrated contract aimed at managing Birmingham's waste in a coordinated and efficient way, maximizing recycling and using the residual waste to produce energy.
Veolia Environmental Services Birmingham's MD Steve Mitchell says: "Our main priority is to recycle as much of Birmingham's waste as possible, that's why the Tyseley ERF facility was specifically designed to treat waste that cannot be reused, recycled or composted.
Bradley contends that the days when ERFs were viewed purely as fleet trucks have gone.
AFTER almost 40 years of being based in the centre of Liverpool, ERF distributor Perris and Kearon is planning to relocate its head office to a purpose-built two-acre location on the Catalyst Industrial Estate in Widnes.
ERF transcription factors, a huge multigene family of transcription factors regulating the expression of ethylene dependent genes, are the most prominent components directing the specific and diversified plant responses to the ethylene signal.