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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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.
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.
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.
A process causing a movement of electrons within a compound (dissociation of ions) which subsequently causes metals to dissolve.
An atom or molecule with an electrical charge.
Intermittent TCR M/R Violators
Any PWS with 3 or less monthly or one quarterly monitoring violation during a 12 month period.
Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule
Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule – (IESWTR)
Waste material such as sand, salt, iron, calcium and other mineral materials that are only slightly affected by the action of organisms in wastewater treatment. Inorganic wastes are chemical substances of mineral origin; whereas organic wastes are chemical substances usually of animal or plant origin.
Particles produced by natural weathering of minerals. Examples include sand, salt, iron, calcium salts and other mineral materials.
Material such as sand, salt, iron, calcium and other mineral materials that are only slightly affected by the action of organisms in wastewater treatment. Inorganic matter is comprised of chemical substances of mineral origin; whereas organic matter is comprised of chemical substances that are usually of animal or plant origin.