Smith, Julian C. Department of Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
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A mechanical method of separating immiscible liquids or solids from liquids by application of centrifugal force. This force can be very great, and separations which proceed slowly by gravity can be speeded up enormously in centrifugal equipment. See also: Centrifugal force; Mechanical separation techniques
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