scavenging

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.S05496
  1. Binding radicals or free electrons with a receptive (or reactive) material.
    Source:
    PAC, 1994, 66, 2513. (Nomenclature for radioanalytical chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 2525 [Terms] [Paper]
  2. The use of a precipitate to remove from solution by absorption or @C01339@, a large fraction of one or more @R05116@
    Source:
    PAC, 1994, 66, 2513. (Nomenclature for radioanalytical chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 2525 [Terms] [Paper]
  3. The removal of pollutants from the atmosphere by natural processes, including scavenging by cloud water, rainout and washout. This type of removal process is termed @P04795@ scavenging. Scavenging of airborne pollutants at the surfaces of plant, soil, etc., is termed dry deposition.
    Source:
    PAC, 1990, 62, 2167. (Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990)) on page 2213 [Terms] [Paper]