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regenerator

[ri-jen-uh-rey-ter] /rɪˈdʒɛn əˌreɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that regenerates.
2.
(in a regenerative furnace) a chamber filled with checkerwork that is repeatedly heated by exhaust gases in order to heat air that is passed through it.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; regenerate + -or2
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  • The catalyst regenerator requires a mechanically sound air grid to ensure equal distribution of the air.
  • The regenerator matrices were contained in cylindrical shells which were placed inside thick-walled, two-piece housings.
  • Spent catalysts from the reactor are routed to the regenerator where the coke deposits are burned off with air.
  • Lean solvent from the regenerator bottom is cooled and recycled back to the absorber.

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