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aeration

[e′rā·shən]
(engineering)
Exposing to the action of air.
Causing air to bubble through.
Introducing air into a solution by spraying, stirring, or similar method.
Supplying or infusing with air, as in sand or soil.
(food engineering)
Charging a liquid with some gas, such as water with carbon dioxide (soda water).
(mining engineering)
The introduction of air into the pulp in a flotation cell to form air bubbles.
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Aeration

Exposing water to the air; often results in the release into the atmosphere of gaseous impurities found in polluted water.
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aeration

1. Exposing a substance to circulating air.
2. In landscape architecture, the addition of air into the soil; may be implemented by a plow-like mechanism or by the addition of an air-entrained material, such as vermiculite or peat moss, during the soil-conditioning process.
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