air stripping


: a technique of forcing a stream of air through contaminated water in order to remove the pollutants
Last week, city and county officials reaffirmed their plans to build the water purification plant that would use an air stripping process to remove the TCE from the ground water and spew it safely into the air.R. Scott Rapp, Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York), 12 Sept. 1987

Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air stripping was in 1965

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“Air stripping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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