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  • (environment) A process which promotes biological degradation of organic matter in water. The process may be passive (as when waste is exposed to air), or active (as when a mixing or bubbling device introduces the air).
    Source: Terms of the Environment
  • (geology)
  1. The introduction of air into the pulp in a flotation cell in order to form air bubbles. BS, 5
  2. In mineral beneficiation, use of copious air bubbled into mineral pulps (1) to provide oxygen in cyanidation, (2) to prevent settlement of solids, and (3) to remove aerophilic minerals in froth flotation by binding them into a mineralized froth that is temporarily stabilized by frothing agents. Pryor, 1
  3. The process of relieving the effects of cavitation by admitting air to the section affected. Seelye, 1
    Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms

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