Entrainment (engineering)

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This article is about Entrainment (engineering). For other uses of the term Entrainment, please see Entrainment (disambiguation).

Entrainment as commonly used in various branches of science and engineering may be defined as the entrapment of one substance by another substance.[1][2][3][4][5]

Types of entrainment

There are a great many types of entrainment encountered in chemistry, chemical engineering, other engineering disciplines and in atmospheric sciences. Here are a number of examples:


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