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global distillation

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Definition of global distillation in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A process whereby certain volatile substances vaporize in warm climates and condense in cooler areas, causing the accumulation of pollutants.
Example sentences
  • The substances are showing up at such high levels in the Arctic are probably not coming from local sources but are being concentrated at high latitudes by the phenomenon of global distillation.
  • Some toxic chemicals travel through a global distillation process, wherein they evaporate in the tropics and are transported in the air stream to the poles.
  • In addition a global distillation of these products, which will persist for centuries after bulk production ceases, if we ever get around to that, will ensure that many future generations will continue to be similarly affected.

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