air stripping

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air stripping

[′er ‚strip·iŋ]
(chemical engineering)
The process of bubbling air through water to remove volatile organic substances from the water.
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A NJDEP cleanup plan called for the treatment of the contaminated groundwater and the replacement of the townships existing air stripper, which forces air through polluted groundwater to remove harmful chemicals.
After the contaminants, which are related to cleaning solvent, were discovered decades ago, an air stripper was added to the Follette Street well to remove the volatile organic compounds.
Additionally, an air stripper was added, which forces air through polluted ground water to remove harmful chemicals.
The air stripper will become increasingly necessary, because as the amount of ballast water needing treatment declines, so does the food source for the oil-degrading bacteria in the BTTs.
Care should be taken with the stripper, whether it is a hot air stripper, a blowtorch or a chemical jelly.
A hot air stripper is a convenient alternative to a blowlamp for softening and stripping old paint, particularly oil-based paint from woodwork.
design an air stripper (being an environmental engineer, an air stripper design is more common than a distillation column);
The lower operating costs of the packed column air stripper paid back its additional capital cost in two years.
The water from the adsorption system will be further treated to remove radon and carbon dioxide in a packed tower air stripper following which the finished water will be pH adjusted and chlorinated before distribution to the public.
If contanimation levels don't fall sufficiently, DEQ could take more drastic mitigation steps, or leave the air stripper running for several more years, or permanently, Hanson said.
An NJDEP clean-up plan called for the treatment of the contaminated ground water and the replacement of the existing air stripper.
This will eliminate water contaminants through an air stripper or filter and pump the purified water back into the ground.