scrubber


scrubber

⇒SCRUBBER, subst. masc.
TECHNOL. Tour de lavage, colonne creuse où se fait l'épuration du gaz. Les matières volatiles recueillies au haut de la cornue passent dans un condenseur aérien, puis dans des scrubbers à eau retenant l'ammoniaque, et dans des scrubbers à huile retenant les fractions légères (CHARTROU, Pétroles natur. et artif., 1931, p. 180).
Prononc. et Orth.:[], []. Plur. des scrubbers. Étymol. et Hist. 1877 (Ch. LA BOULAYE, Dict. des arts et manufactures et de l'agriculture, II, 34b, s.v. éclairage au gaz ds HÖFLER Anglic.). Empr. à l'angl. scrubber, dér. de to scrub « récurer, frotter, nettoyer, laver » dont les corresp. m. b. all. et m. néerl. laissent supposer une orig. germ. mais dont l'étymon vieil-angl. n'est pas établi. Scrubber est att. dep. 1853 comme terme désignant un dispositif d'épuration du gaz de houille (NED). Bbg. BONN. 1920, p. 125.

scrubber [skʀœbœʀ] n. m.
ÉTYM. 1877, in Höfler; mot angl. (1853, dans ce sens), de to scrub « récurer ».
(Anglic.). Techn. Épurateur de gaz (par pulvérisation d'eau).On a proposé de remplacer ce terme par tour de lavage.

Encyclopédie Universelle. 2012.

Regardez d'autres dictionnaires:

  • Scrubber — Scrub ber (skr[u^]b b[ e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, scrubs; esp., a brush or machine used in scrubbing. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. (Gas Manuf.) A gas washer. See under {Gas}. [1913 Webster] 3. (Manufacturing) a device for removing pollutants… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrubber — Scrub ber (skr[u^]b b[ e]r), n. 1. a stunted or emaciated steer. [PJC] 2. A person who lives in the bush. [Australian] [PJC] 3. A domesticated animal which has escaped and lives wild in the bush. [Australian] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrubber — ► NOUN 1) a person or thing that scrubs. 2) an apparatus using water or a solution for purifying gases or vapours. 3) Brit. informal, derogatory a sexually promiscuous woman …   English terms dictionary

  • scrubber — [skrub′ər] n. [ SCRUB2 + ER] anything that scrubs or is used for scrubbing: specif., an apparatus that cleans the gases passing through a smokestack of a coal burning power plant …   English World dictionary

  • Scrubber — This article is about the pollution control device, for other uses, see scrubber (disambiguation).Scrubber systems are a diverse group of air pollution control devices that can be used to remove some particulates and/or gases from industrial… …   Wikipedia

  • scrubber — UK [ˈskrʌbə(r)] / US [ˈskrʌbər] noun [countable] Word forms scrubber : singular scrubber plural scrubbers British 1) a ball of plastic or metal fibres used for cleaning pans 2) offensive an insulting word for a woman whose sexual behaviour is… …   English dictionary

  • scrubber — I. /ˈskrʌbə / (say skrubuh) noun 1. someone or something that scrubs. 2. an apparatus for purifying gases. 3. Colloquial a coarse or vulgar woman. 4. Chiefly British Colloquial a promiscuous woman. {scrub1 + er1} II. /ˈskrʌbə / (say skrubuh) …   Australian English dictionary

  • scrubber — See chain scrubber exhaust scrubber …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • scrubber —    Used mainly by British speakers of or to a woman whose morals are lax sexually, and who acts like a prostitute. An Indecent Obsession, by Colleen McCullough, has a man saying to a woman: ‘I was enjoying Miss WoopWoop in more ways that you’ll… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • scrubber — scrubber1 /skrub euhr/, n. 1. a person who scrubs. 2. a device or process for removing pollutants from smoke or gas produced by burning high sulfur fuels. 3. a machine or appliance used in scrubbing: an automatic floor scrubber. [1830 40; SCRUB1… …   Universalium