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AIR. That fluid transparent substance which surrounds our globe.
     2. No property can be had in the air it belongs equally to all men, being indispensable to their existence. To poison or materially to change the air, to the annoyance of the public, is a nuisance. Cro. Cr. 610; 2 Ld. Raym 1163; I Burr. 333; 1 Str. 686 Hawk. B. 1, c. 75, s. 10; Dane's Ab. Index h.t. But this must be understood with this qualification, that no one has a right to use the air over another man's land, in such a manner as to be injurious to him. See 4 Campb. 219; Bowy. Mod. Civ. Law, 62; 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 36 1; Grot. Droit de la Guerre et de la Paix, liv. 2, c. 2, Sec. 3, note, 3 et 4.
     3. It is the right of the proprietor of an estate to enjoy the light and air that will come to him, and, in general, no one has a right to deprive him of them; but sometimes in building, a man opens windows over his neighbor's ground, and the latter, desirous of building on his own ground, necessarily stops the windows already built, and deprives the first builder of light and air; this he has the right to do, unless the windows are ancient lights, (q.v.) or the proprietor has acquired a right by grant or prescription to have such windows open. See Crabb on R. P. Sec. 444 to 479 and Plan. Vide Nuisance.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The indoor terminals have on/off control and fixed air flow rates. The outdoor air flow rate and fan power vary in response to the active number of indoor terminals.
Air flow rates through leaks are a result of a pressure difference across the construction.
This was mainly due to the amount of cold mass air flow rates raises with an increase of the vehicle separation distance.
Variation in air flow rates also lowers the cell performance.
Figures 14 and 15 illustrate the effect of water flow rate on the cooling efficiency for several hot water temperatures and air flow rates in comparison with the work executed by Shahali et al.
(iii) The total air flow rate must be regulated using only zone 5 and zone 4 air flow rates.
Using the values of mass transfer coefficient, percentage of evaporated liquid in the net liquid flow is calculated and shown in terms of ratio of liquid to air flow rates in Fig.
In the related experimental study, effects of the controllable parameters including indoor and outdoor air flow rates, and compressor speed has been investigated.
The sizes of "dead zone" at different depths for various air flow rates for the retort equipped with the new gas inlet structure are estimated and compared (Table 2).
The inlet Reynolds number for the air flow rates investigated is 3000 - 16000, with the inlet velocity and characteristic length based on the air speed and diameter of the smallest hole in the ductwork.
The footprint for the smallest TAH models is 0.18mA which have an overall size of just 386mm x 473mm x 440mm (WxDxH).These compact, stand-alone and competitively priced dryers are designed to operate on compressed air flow rates from 0.35 to 4.5 mA/min (12.3 to 159 cfm) and in applications with ambient temperatures up to +50 udeg C.Their impressive performance is made possible as a result of a generously dimensioned heat exchanger, optimised refrigerant liquefaction surfaces and dedicated cooling air flow.
These cover air flow rates from 5 up to 100cfm, operating at a pressure range of 4-16bar from a standard 240V AC supply.