Carbonation

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  1. A process of chemical weathering involving the transformation of minerals containing calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and iron into carbonates or bicarbonates of these metals by carbon dioxide contained in water (i.e., a weak carbonic-acid solution). Syn: carbonatization AGI
  2. Introduction of carbon dioxide into a fluid. AGI


Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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