scavenger


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scavenger

1. any animal that feeds on decaying organic matter, esp on refuse
2. a substance added to a chemical reaction or mixture to counteract the effect of impurities

scavenger

[′skav·ən·jər]
(chemistry)
A substance added to a mixture or other system to remove or inactivate impurities. Also known as getter.
(ecology)
An organism that feeds on carrion, refuse, and similar matter.
(metallurgy)
A reactive metal added to a molten metal to combine with and remove dissolved gases.
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The report exposed how an army of scavengers have been recruited by unauthorised scrap traders to scour a Dubai landfill, near the Sharjah border, for metal, plastic and paper worth a fortune to recyclers.
Processors could package beef jerky in heat-sealed packages with an oxygen scavenger or in a vacuum in conjunction with a 24-hour holding time as an antimicrobial process, or use a 48-hour holding time for heat-sealed or nitrogen-flushed-with-oxygen scavenger-packaged beef jerky.
24 Table 4: Waste sorting by scavenger in Bendo Landfill.
HUNT: Baker with Georgia Ranger Richard Baker explains: "Everyone is welcome to come along, have fun and compete to see if they are the best scavenger.
d) A system that recirculates all of the leaving, conditioned air to use as scavenger air in an attempt to produce cool water in the sump for use as a pre-cooler for a chilled water system or for supplying cool water directly to coils.
Recent migrants, children, women, unemployed and the elderly account for most of the scavenger population.
CENSUS data published today reveals that David Beckham is the descendent of a scavenger while one of Amy Winehouse's immigrant ancestors was a humble fruit seller.
Adi Priyatna, 23, a scavenger in Jakarta, also struggles to sell the plastic water bottles, cardboard, bottles and broken buckets that he collects.