continuous countercurrent leaching

continuous countercurrent leaching

[kən¦tin·yə·wəs ¦kau̇nt·ər¦kər·ənt ′lēch·iŋ]
(chemical engineering)
Process of leaching by the use of continuous equipment in which the solid and liquid are both moved mechanically, and by the use of a series of leach tanks and the countercurrent flow of solvent through the tanks in reverse order to the flow of solid.
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