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Air Stripping

Waste Water Treatment

  1. Jeff Kuo

Published Online: 15 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047147844X.ww11

Water Encyclopedia

Water Encyclopedia

How to Cite

Kuo, J. 2005. Air Stripping. Water Encyclopedia. 1:631–632.

Author Information

  1. Cerritos, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2005


Air stripping is a physical process that enhances volatilization of compounds from water by passing clean air through it. It is commonly used in treating groundwater contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and in removing ammonia in wastewater.


  • air stripping;
  • volatilization;
  • groundwater remediation;
  • volatile organic compounds (VOCs)