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lixiviate

[lik′siv·ē‚āt]
(chemical engineering)
To extract a soluble component from a solid mixture by washing or percolation processes.
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The UGS (upgraded slag) plant expansion project, including the design and construction of additional production lines for QIT's lixiviation and scoria preparation facilities, got under way in the fall of 2005 with a budget of $95EeAamillion.
Concurrently with this biological analysis, a physical analysis of the sample was undertaken to check the process of paint lixiviation by checking the thickness of the paint layer and the appearence of physical defects (osmosis, cracks, and adherence) in the paint film.
Nitrification inhibitors decrease nitric N in soil, and as a result, they also decrease N losses through lixiviation and washing out (Scheffer 1994; Fettweis et al.
Given the high degree of lixiviation of the outcrops, these values are considered very significant.
Alvarez JM, Rico, MI, Obrador A (1996) Lixiviation and extraction of zinc in a calcareous soil treated with zinc-chelated fertilisers.