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Last edited 07 Dec 2021
Containment systems for the prevention of pollution, Secondary, tertiary and other measures for industrial and commercial premises (CIRIA C736), published by CIRIA in 2014 defines absorption as: ‘A process in which one substance, usually a liquid or gas, permeates into, or is dissolved by, a liquid or solid.’
Articles about absorption on Designing Buildings Wiki include:
NB Technical paper 35: Moisture measurement in the historic environment, published by Historic Environment Scotland in 2021, defines absorption as: ‘A process in which a solid holds a gas or liquid within its open volume.’
Anticipate, react, recover; Resilient infrastructure systems, published by the National Infrastructure Commission in May 2020, defines absorb as: ‘The actions that, accepting there will be or has been an impact on infrastructure services, aim to lessen that impact, such as building a water transfer network to prepare for future droughts.’
See also: Adsorption.
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