What are porous?

  • (adj): Able to absorb fluids.
    Example: "The partly porous walls of our digestive system"; "compacting the soil to make it less porous"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on porous:

Porous Set - Properties
... Any porous set is nowhere dense ... Hence, all σ-porous sets are meagre sets (or of the first category) ... If X is a finite-dimensional Euclidean space Rn, then porous subsets are sets of Lebesgue measure zero ...
MOHID Land - Source Code
... level of RunOff, Infiltration, River Flow and Vegetation Module Porous Media Simulates Water Flow in variable saturated soils Module Porous Media Properties Deals with all ... Quality Zero-dimensional model for primary production, nitrogen and carbon cycle in the Porous Media Soil and Aquifer) Module PhreeqC Zero-dimensional model ...
Capillary Condensation - Non-uniform Pore Effects - Odd Pore Geometries
... In both naturally occurring and synthetic porous structures, the geometry of pores and capillaries is almost never perfectly cylindrical ... Often, porous media contain networks of capillaries, much like a sponge ... and instrumentation, very well ordered porous structures are now available which circumvent the problem of odd-pore geometries in engineered systems ...
Capillary Pressure - In Porous Media
... In porous media, capillary pressure is the force necessary to squeeze a hydrocarbon droplet through a pore throat (works against the interfacial tension between oil and water phases ... quantities that are obtained by averaging these quantities within the pore space of porous media either statistically or using the volume averaging method ...
Stone Sealer
... These porous channels act like a sponge, and capillary action draws in liquids over time, along with any dissolved salts and other solutes ... Very porous stone, such as sandstone absorb liquids relatively quickly, while denser igneous stones such as granite are significantly less porous they absorb smaller ...

More definitions of "porous":

  • (adj): Allowing passage in and out.
    Example: "Our unfenced and largely unpoliced border inevitably has been very porous"
    Synonyms: holey
  • (adj): Full of pores or vessels or holes.
    Synonyms: poriferous

Famous quotes containing the word porous:

    Does art reflect life? In movies, yes. Because more than any other art form, films have been a mirror held up to society’s porous face.
    Marjorie Rosen (b. 1942)