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flotation tank

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flotation chamber

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(Complementary Medicine) an enclosed ventilated tank filled with a saline solution at body temperature, in which a person floats in darkness in order to relax or meditate
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Originally, in the 1950s, flotation tanks were used to explore and experiment with consciousness.
For decades researchers have studied whether flotation tanks confer health benefits.
The fine grinding circuit and carbon-in-leach tanks had been constructed, and construction of flotation tanks was in progress.
("Indigos are great before bed," he said.) He also uses flotation tanks as part of his training, spending 90 minutes to 2 1/2 hours in a state of sensory deprivation.
This process presented technical challenges for sludge removal as there were no traditional flotation tanks to promote solids flotation, prior to removal.
Flotation tanks. Flotation tanks measuring 270 cm x 150 cm x 130 cm were used.
The major components installed for expansion are two units of 19x31 (feet) ball mills, four 300-cubic meter rougher flotation tanks and an auxiliary line for primary crushing with a capacity of 30,000 tons per day (tpd).
Flotation tanks are usually dark inside, although they generally have a light switch to hand.
Whether it be the Laurent Perrier Champagne Bar, which is ideal for ladies looking for that something special before a big night out, or the quiet solace of the vitality pool or dry flotation tanks, theclubandspa is the ideal place to surround yourself in luxury.
BACK AT SEA The Cyprian Coast leaves Clelands yard, Willington Quay for trials in 1956 UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT Local photographer Jimmy Forsyth captured the salvaged Cyprian Coast lying off Newcastle Quayside between flotation tanks in January 1956
Oberholster also suggested making blends by racking from tank to tank and said flotation tanks can reduce the number of tank transfers by fining wine in place.
Today the salvaged Cyprian Coast, formerly the Tyne-Tees Steam Shipping Company's Alnwick, lying off Newcastle Quayside between flotation tanks after it collided with the Swedish ship Arabert and sank the previous month ...