air stripping


Definition of 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

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First Known Use of air stripping

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Air stripping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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