What is leaching?

Asked by  | 27th Feb, 2013, 12:59: PM

Expert Answer:

Leaching refers to the removal of soluble material from a substance, such as soil or rock, through the percolation of water. Organic matter is typically removed from a soil horizon and soluble metals or salts from a rock by leaching. Bioleaching also refers to removal of valuable metals form ores by microbial action.

Aswered by  | 27th Feb, 2013, 10:13: PM

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