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.