Word forms: (regular plural) pore volumes
( Chemical Engineering : Adsorption and ion exchange )
The large pore volume is believed to allow a rapid access of the oil to the small clay particles and, therefore,
an efficient bleaching of the crude oil.
When drying of a sorbent bed is necessary, a large pore volume will hold a large amount of water, and slow the drying process.
The pore volume is the total volume of very small openings in a bed of adsorbent particles.
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