scrubber

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scrub·ber

 (skrŭb′ər)
n.
One that scrubs, especially:
a. One who cleans floors, for example, by scrubbing.
b. A brush, appliance, or abrasive that is used in cleaning.
c. An apparatus that is used for removing impurities from a gas.
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scrubber

(ˈskrʌbə)
n
1. a person or thing that scrubs
2. (Chemical Engineering) an apparatus for purifying a gas
3. derogatory slang Brit and Austral a promiscuous woman

scrubber

(ˈskrʌbə)
n
(Animals) Austral a domestic animal, esp a bullock, that has run wild in the bush
[C19]
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scrub•ber

(ˈskrʌb ər)

n.
1. a machine or appliance used in scrubbing.
2. a device for removing pollutants from smoke produced by burning high-sulfur fuels.
3. a person who scrubs.
[1830–40]
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scrubber

Equipment curbing air pollution by removing toxic gases from chimneys; used in power stations burning fossil fuels.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrubber - a worker who uses a scrub brush to clean a surface (usually a floor or deck)scrubber - a worker who uses a scrub brush to clean a surface (usually a floor or deck)
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
2.scrubber - a brush with short stiff bristles for heavy cleaningscrubber - a brush with short stiff bristles for heavy cleaning
brush - an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
3.scrubber - a purifier that removes impurities from a gas
purifier - an apparatus for removing impurities
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Translations
absorbeur-neutralisateur

scrubber

1 [ˈskrʌbəʳ] N (also pan scrubber) → estropajo m

scrubber

2 [ˈskrʌbəʳ] N (Brit) (= whore) → putilla f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

scrubber

n (Brit inf) → (billiges) Flittchen (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

scrubber

1 [ˈskrʌbəʳ] n (also pan-scrubber) → paglietta di ferro

scrubber

2 [ˈskrʌbəʳ] n (Brit, Aust) (fam, pej) → puttanella (fam!)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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The innovative ANDRITZ flue gas cleaning technology is based on the combination of electrostatic precipitator and flue gas scrubber. The focus of this investment is specifically on increasing energy efficiency and utilisation of the heat flows from the flue gas scrubber; for example, the plant buildings will be heated by waste heat from the condensate.
Based on the extensive studies conducted over a two-year period, the best available technology has been evaluated for ZLD, which involves multi-stage reverse osmosis for brackish water recovery and mechanical vapour recompression with crystalliser for brine and flue gas scrubber recovery and salt removal.
The delivery will also include Metso's flue gas scrubber.
Facility air emissions will be controlled not only by the more efficient combustion of the boilers, but by a selective non-catalytic reduction system, a semi-dry flue gas scrubber, and a fabric-filter baghouse system.