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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 latter, can be interpreted as result of the low filled level and a concentration of mineral substances coming from the lixiviation and run off proceses from earth's crust.
Therefore the fjord sediment's metal content should be representative of concentrations due to erosion and the natural lixiviation of the rocks that form the geological landscape (Ospina-Alvarez et al.
According to the environmental impact assessment canned out by the company itself, the project required 1200 tons of cyanide for lixiviation and 7000 tons of explosives on a monthly basis, yielding 745 million tons of waste per year (CENSAT Agua Viva, 2011; Florez, 2012).
Phytostabilization This refers to the use of plants in order to reduce the bioavailability of the organic and inorganic contaminants by immobilizing them through the addition of amendments to the soil, the absorption or the roots of the plants or soil particles, and the precipitation in the area of the root in order to hinder their migration and the decrease of erosion, the runoff, and the lixiviation (Van Deeps, 2006; Kumpiene et al.
In soils, for instance, acid rain causes lixiviation and mobilisation of heavy metals, which are then incorporated into the trophic chain.
Using the predicted CP at 60 days and the expected yields we calculate an estimation of the N demand to apply a proper fertilization program avoiding N lixiviation.
Degraded forest recovery is hindered by the strong disturbance and breakdown of the efficient nutrient cycling mechanisms of the forest so that these elements are lost through burning, lixiviation and soil erosion.
Cette rencontre prevoit une serie de conferences traitant entre autres des progres realises en la matiere, des methodes efficaces de gestion et de traitement des eaux de lixiviation au niveau des decharges controlees et de l'utilisation des geo-synthetiques dans le domaine des decharges.
Rehydratation and soluble solids lixiviation of candied mango fruit as affected by sucrose concentration.
The concentrate was purified by lixiviation using acetone [26].
Intercropping promises to take advantage of the association between leguminous and nonleguminous plants to optimize available resources; covering the spaces of bare-soil between trees to limit erosion; modifying the main crop's microclimate and to extend the period of soil cover to limit nitrate lixiviation [20].