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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Describes material that is of mineral origin. Specifically, describes chemical compounds that do not contain carbon and hydrogen.
Wastewater or other liquid - raw (untreated) or partially treated - flowing INTO a reservoir, basin, treatment process, or treatment plant
Information Collection Rule
Information Collection Rule (ICR)
Mixing of materials found on or spread upon the soil surface into the soil volume via the mechanical manipulation of the soil.
A condition in which not all ammonia is converted to nitrate (some of the ammonia remains as ammonia and some of the ammonia undergoes partial conversion yielding concentrations of nitrite). Typically, incomplete nitrification results in high levels of ammonia in the wastewater effluent.
A condition in which environmental conditions are not optimal to provide for the conversion of nitrate to nitrogen gas (some of the nitrate remains as nitrate and some undergoes partial conversion yielding concentrations of nitrite). Typically, incomplete denitrification results in high levels of nitrate in the wastewater effluent.
Imminent Threat Violation
A condition at a PWS that may adversely affect the quality of drinking water and presents an immediate threat to public health.
IESWTR – Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule
ICR – Information Collection Rule
Organisms that use organic materials for energy and growth.