Definition of condensate in US English:

condensate

noun

  • 1Liquid formed by condensation.

    • ‘The blue and white fluorescent colours at the other end of the spectrum represent light oil or condensate expelled from source rocks at higher levels of maturity, corresponding with peak to late generation.’
    • ‘Lying in Russia's sector of the Barents Sea, Shtokman is one of the world's biggest gas fields, with reserves of 3.2 trillion cubic meters of gas and 31 million tons of gas condensate.’
    • ‘It aims to triple production of oil and gas condensate to 5.2 metric tons by 2010 and is investing heavily in refineries.’
    • ‘A budget of water mass is maintained in each box and fluxes of condensate and precipitation particles through the top, bottom and sides are computed.’
    • ‘New York City requires recirculated water for medium and large refrigeration and air-cooled systems; properties with steam-source refrigeration must use some condensate for cooling tower makeup water.’
    • ‘The flow from the well, which then went through this pipe at the surface, consisted of natural gas, condensate and salt water from the host rock layer.’
    • ‘Collection of EBC with inhalation through the nose could help to obtain more condensate under the same length of condensation.’
    • ‘The book leads the reader to many of the latest developments in science such as the path-breaking creation of the sixth state of matter, fermionic condensate, by physicist Deborah S. Jin.’
    • ‘We would argue that without knowing anything about dilution of respiratory droplets in water vapor, the interpretation of condensate data must remain in serious doubt.’
    • ‘Six salivary samples and five serum samples were also collected for comparison with condensate concentrations.’
    • ‘The condensate was collected and spread on the land belonging to a farm.’
    • ‘The collection and analysis of breath condensate remains controversial.’
    • ‘The authors justify the calculation of dilution of the respiratory droplets found in condensate on the assumption that respiratory secretions have the same osmolarity as plasma.’
    • ‘The authors thank Mrs. M. Mikoss, Mrs. M. Hernadi and Mrs. M. Kenez for the collection and processing of breath condensate and saliva samples.’
    • ‘A large and increasing portion of liquid production is condensate from natural gas - expected to be over half by 2010.’
    • ‘Other buildings are recycling steam condensate to use in cooling tower operations while carefully monitoring water chemistry to reduce blowdowns and the amount of makeup water needed.’
    • ‘Woodside Petroleum says it will pursue gas markets in the Northern Territory and boost exploration spending in Australia and abroad as domestic oil and condensate fields move into decline.’
    • ‘Rainwater is collected from the roof and hard landscaping, with air-conditioning condensate and a third of the building's waste water.’
    • ‘A specific enzyme immunoassay (Cayman Chemical, Ann Arbor, MI) was used to measure LTB 4 in breath condensate.’
    • ‘Other species build ‘fog traps,’ pushing up sand ridges perpendicular to airflow, then move back along them, flattening them to extract the collected condensate.’
    1. 1.1Chemistry A compound produced by a condensation reaction.
      • ‘Solids, liquids, gases, plasmas, and Bose-Einstein condensates are all different states of matter.’
      • ‘Effros and colleagues have drawn attention to the importance of dilution of breath condensates in a series of well-worked experiments.’
      • ‘The respirable portion of particulates can include acid condensates, sulfates, nitrates, and organic compounds.’
      • ‘Heavy oil must be ‘thinned’ by the addition of condensates (Pentane, for example) in order to manufacture a feedstock that can be refined into petroleum products.’
      • ‘The Port Talbot sample, which is predictably highly metalliferous, is especially enriched in Fe as a result of an abundance of spherulitic iron oxide condensates commonly’
      • ‘Supermolecules Physicists induced clouds of trapped, ultracold molecules to form Bose-Einstein condensates.’
      • ‘So we are studying the properties of these molecules, the molecular condensates created, and the process of molecular formation.’
      • ‘The same conclusion appears to be valid for DNA condensed by silanes, by comparing images of condensates produced on the sample surface versus in solution.’
      • ‘In 18 healthy subjects, Effros determined whether conductivity of lyophilized samples can be used for estimating airway electrolyte concentrations and dilution of exhaled condensates by water vapor.’
      • ‘In the first instance this means that the TL materials must be unreactive towards the components of structural resins, mostly epoxy resins based on epichlorohydrin/bisphenol A condensates and similar systems.’
      • ‘We present here a new DNA condensate, which appears as a toroidal or rodlike condensate surrounded by loops of double-stranded DNA.’
      • ‘That includes crude oil, NGLs (natural gas liquids, which can be refined into stuff like butane and propane), and condensates (gas-based liquids that are similar to crude oil).’
      • ‘Both groups say that by creating molecular condensates, they have devised a new means to investigate fundamental aspects of physics and chemistry.’
      • ‘This technique provides an inexpensive and reliable method of estimating the total concentration of ions in the condensates and the dilution of respiratory droplets by the water vapor.’
      • ‘All three occur naturally in solution in oil, and gas condensates; methane is the major component of most natural gases.’
      • ‘In superchemistry, scientists are able to precisely control the pairings and interactions of the atoms and molecules in Bose-Einstein condensates.’
      • ‘In 20 healthy subjects, Effros and coworkers studied the electrolyte and buffer concentrations of solutes present in exhaled condensates.’
      • ‘As noted in our previous study, solute concentrations in the condensates are occasionally very high.’
      • ‘In typical experiments, these condensates are adsorbed to surfaces.’
      • ‘The first four have been around a long time. The scientists who worked with the Bose-Einstein condensates just received a Nobel Prize for their work in 1995.’

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