A fine mesh adapted to a faucet or showerhead to attenuate the liquid's flow and reduce the force of its stream thus reducing hot water consumption and conserving energy for heating water. Also referred to as low-flow taps or showerheads. See also flow restrictor.
Located at the end of kitchen and bathroom faucets. It mixes air with the water in order to provide a smooth, splash-free flow of water. Debris and mineral deposits may gradually collect in the aerator, restricting the flow of water.
A device used to infuse air into a liquid. An example is the aerator on the tip of a water faucet. This feature may also be found on some dishwasher faucet adaptors.(Added: 8-Sep-1999 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)