Drilling vs Prilling - What's the difference?

drilling | prilling |


As nouns the difference between drilling and prilling

is that drilling is a triplet (one of three persons born to the same mother at the same time) while prilling is the solidification of droplets of molten material falling against an upward stream of air; used especially to agglomerate ammonium nitrate and urea for use as a fertilizer.

drilling

English

Etymology 1

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Act of ing.
  • A heavy, twilled fabric of linen or cotton; drill.
  • Etymology 2

    From German drei (three)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A long firearm with three (or rarely, four) barrels.
  • prilling

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The solidification of droplets of molten material falling against an upward stream of air; used especially to agglomerate ammonium nitrate and urea for use as a fertilizer.
  • *2005 , Douglas K. Louie, Handbook of Sulfuric Acid Manufacturing , page 5-11
  • *:In air prilling , molten sulphur is sprayed from the top of a tower against an upward flow of air. As the sulphur falls, the sulphur droplets break into small droplets and cools into prills.