In either event, whether obtained from wool residues or from lixiviation of wood-ash, it would be an impure potash.
Other ores there vary from this, however, and are said to be best suited to the lixiviation process.
When the calcined mineral becomes thoroughly cold, we may proceed to the lixiviation.
The niter was obtained from lixiviation of nitrous earth found under old houses, barns, etc.
He employed a series of cylinders, arranged vertically, in which the wood was subjected to a methodical system of lixiviation.
The Pollok process is a newer, and stated to be a cheaper mode of lixiviation by chlorine.
A good deal of salt is made by lixiviation of the soil and evaporating by fire.
1758, from past participle stem of Modern Latin lixiviare, from Latin lixivium, neuter of lixivius "made into lye," from lix "ashes, lye."
lixiviation lix·iv·i·a·tion (lĭk-sĭv'ē-ā'shən)
The removal of the soluble constituents of a substance by the action of a percolating liquid. Also called leaching.