Definition of scrubber
: one that scrubs; especially : an apparatus for removing impurities especially from gases
Examples of scrubber in a Sentence
She got a job as a pot scrubber.
The scrubbers will reduce the power plant's sulfur emissions.
Recent Examples of scrubber from the Web
In a $102 million settlement of federal charges over coal ash contamination, Duke agreed to set up a claims process for water utilities that felt harmed by bromide released by power plant scrubbers, which also clean air emissions.
Just make a ball of it and use your tongs to turn it into a scrubber.
Alabama Power completed a $1.2 billion renovation of the Miller plant in 2011 to install pollution scrubbers aimed to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions and nitrogen oxide, a component of ground-level ozone.
Use a plastic scrubber or bristle brush (the boiling water will sterilize your Dutch oven) to clean out the rest and wipe it with a towel.
Over the past few years, as factories in Tangshan have been shuttered or relocated, ordered to scale back production or to install expensive air scrubbers, Wang has watched colleagues get laid off.
The Scrub Daddy brand has now expanded to include other cleaning products including the Big Daddy and the Scrub Mommy, with a dual-sided scrubber and sponge.
When companies have to pay for pollution, there’s less need for micromanaging laws requiring such items as smokestack scrubbers.
The Obama administration’s Open Government Initiative has created more than 150 challenges, everything from developing new fuel scrubbers for the Air Force to a Healthy App contest sponsored by the surgeon general.
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SCRUBBER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scrubber for English Language Learners
: a tool or machine that is used for scrubbing something
: a person whose job is to scrub something
: a machine that removes a dangerous substance from air, water, etc.
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