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molecular sieve

n
(Elements & Compounds) chem a material that can absorb large amounts of certain compounds while not absorbing others and is thus suitable for use in separating mixtures

molec′ular sieve′


n.
a compound with molecule-size pores, as some sodium aluminum silicates, that chemically locks molecules in them: used in purification and separation processes.
[1925–30]
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The gas composition was analysed with a CP4900 micro GC (equipped with a Molsieve 5A and a Pora Plot U column and TCD detectors, Agilent, USA) or a CG4 Compact GC (equipped with a RT-Qbond column, a Molsieve 5A column and TCD detectors, Interscience, The Netherlands).
Tenders are invited for Supply of Alphagaz Purifier O2AR filled with Molsieve having code 78060031
The channels were equipped with the following columns: Molsieve for separation of [H.sub.2], [N.sub.2], CO, and C[H.sub.4] and PLOT U for separation of C[O.sub.2], [C.sub.2], and [C.sub.3].