Definitions for "Fouling"
A problem in water systems in which dust, dirt, clay, and dissolved minerals contaminate the makeup water and form deposits that can clog components.
Compounds that adhere to the membrane surface creating a porous, yet permeate limiting flow control layer (gel layer). Some examples are bacteria, oil & greases, suspended solids, "organic compounds" like polymers or coagulants.
Occurs when large numbers of plants or animals attach and grow on various structures (floats, pipes, and pilings), often interfering with their use. Fouling organisms include barnacles, mussels, bryozoans, and sponges.
McGraw-Hill, Dizionario Enciclopedico Scientifico e Tecnico, Zanichelli 1986.
Occurs when the HeatRange of plug is not suitable for the conditions. The temperature at the plug tip is not hot enough to burn off the carbon or fuel.
The act of blocking one line with a movement or stationary train on another line. Usually occurs when train has not pulled far enough into a siding, or when shunting wagons and the running line is used as a head shunt.
The term fouling refers to the fouling of heat-transferring system components through ingredients contained in the cooling water. In the cooling technology and other technical fields, a first rough distinction is made between macro fouling and micro fouling.