This shows the specialized terms used in EarthWise Academy. This section contains all the definitions used in the various course glossaries used by each course.
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An atom or molecule with an electrical charge.
A process causing a movement of electrons within a compound (dissociation of ions) which subsequently causes metals to dissolve.
Laboratory, bench-scale tests designed to simulate the water plant's coagulation, flocculation, and sedimentation processes. The tests can be used to experiment with such things as different coagulants, polymers, and pH ranges.
The spraying or spreading of biosolids onto the land surface, the injection of biosolids below the land surface or the incorporation of biosolids into the soil for beneficial use so that the biosolids can either condition the soil or fertilize crops or vegetation grown in the soil.
Land Reclamation Site
Drastically disturbed land that is reclaimed using biosolids. The term includes, but is not limited to, active and abandoned coal and noncoal surface mines and construction sites.
LCR - Lead and Copper Rule
To dissolve out by the action of a percolating liquid.
Lead and Copper Rule
Lead and Copper Rule (LCR)
Lead Service Lines
Plant that has formed a symbiotic relationship with bacteria (rhizobia) that have the capability to fix nitrogen (convert atmospheric nitrogen into a usable form for plants) addition, such as soybeans, alfalfa, red clover and trefoil.