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contaminate

[kən′tam·ə‚nāt]
(science and technology)
To render unfit or to soil by the introduction of foreign or unwanted material.
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There is yet another angle from which to view the contaminants issue in Arviat.
Contaminants are a fact of the business that operators have to contend with no matter what material they are handling.
Stan Gibson, recycling specialist for Morbark Inc., Winn, Mich., says proper preparation on the jobsite is the best defense against contaminants. He adds that usually, C&D debris is run across a picking line where the wood is sorted out for grinding.
Upon entering the subsurface, these contaminants act as Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (LNAPL), which form pools at the unsaturated/ saturated interface underground.
The award recognizes his contributions towards understanding the problems caused by emerging organic contaminants in water, and the development of solutions to combat these problems.
EPA) has established nonmandatory, secondary drinking water standards for 15 of these contaminants known as Secondary Maximum Contaminant Levels (SMCLs).
Scientists at the University of Missouri discovered that the scattering of photons--the SERS effect--between different food contaminants is also an important issue because it causes variations in SERS measurements.
Numerical investigation of indoor air quality in a chemical laboratory subjected to gaseous contaminants. MSc Thesis, Cairo University.
These contaminants are located within the Pipeline Canyon Arroyo at three different plume locations known as the Southwest Alluvium, Zone I and Zone III Contaminants.
"We need high-level action from government and industry that brought these contaminants into our territories.
Given the number of chemicals in the environment and people's variability in exposure and susceptibility to harm, it's a daunting challenge to catalog all possible drinking water contaminants and assess their associated health risks.