To expose or incorporate air into a medium. Aeration is typically used on stored materials such as a pool of water or a bin of grain and can be accomplished by forcing compressed air into the medium, by mixing the medium with a paddle or by spraying the medium into the air. Aeration is used to remove odors and tastes in water, to minimize moisture condensation and to reduce opportunities for biological growth.
Resources and Citations
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998