Infiltration


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infiltration

[‚in·fil′trā·shən]
(engineering)
Leakage of outdoor air into a building by natural forces, for example, by seepage through cracks or other openings.
(geology)
Deposition of mineral matter among the pores or grains of a rock by permeation of water carrying the matter in solution.
(hydrology)
Movement of water through the soil surface into the ground.
(metallurgy)
Filling the pores of a metal powder compact with metal having a lower melting point.
Movement of molten metal into the pores of a fiber or foam metal.

Infiltration

1. In stormwater management, entry of runoff into the soil. Also, air that leaks into a building through cracks, joints, or damaged areas in a building.
2. Collects and filters stormwater into an aquifer. See also: Water management systems

infiltration

1. The seepage or flow of air into a room or space through cracks around windows, under doors, etc.
2. In a concrete sewer pipe laid in soil, the volume of groundwater that enters the pipeline system.
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Communities large and small have cost-effectively reversed the cause of infiltration and restored the collection system by stopping leaks, stabilizing surrounding soils, and controlling unwelcome groundwater with the use of injection grout.
In the last two years most infiltrations have occurred on the IB which is guarded by BSF and so it is felt that urgent measures are needed," the official added.
Many of these failures are due to infiltrations and extravasations that occur when IV fluids, called infusates, inadvertently enter the surrounding tissue.
However, the infiltration was only initiated when the cooler temperature was stabilized at 35oF (2[degrees]C).
The objectives of this research were (1) to quantify the effect of the target variables on cumulative infiltration using the path analysis method, (2) to evaluate and choose appropriate infiltration models for furrow infiltration, and (3) to develop an effectual variable based model to simulate infiltration characteristics for an uncropped ridge-furrow system.
The source went on saying that Iraqi forces are carrying out search and setting and traps in anticipation of expected infiltration into Iraq by some armed groups who will benefit from unrest in Syria to carry out attacks inside Iraq.
Ventilation system design and the time variability of infiltration (described henceforth as "ventilation scenarios") can affect indoor pollutant concentrations in various ways.
Initial field tests showed that this concentration was suitable to induce infiltration through repellent soils in the Tahoe Basin.
A series of Israeli infiltrations of Palestinian movements' ranks has caused controversy and concern in the Palestinian territories, as columnists and journalists have been busy commenting on the recent infiltrations and their effects, while politicians have traded accusations over the infiltrations, the pan-Arab daily AL HAYAT reported Friday.
expensive energy due to infiltration of air in and out of our living spaces.
Considering the elections, we have stepped up security to curb infiltration," the newspaper quoted Uttarakhand Inspector General Ashok Kumar.