Glossary of Water and Wastewater TermsA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z Symbols and Numbers
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Fire PointThe lowest temperature of a liquid at which a mixture of air and vapor from the liquid will continue to burn.
Microbial Growth (my-KRO-bee-ul)The activity and growth of microorganisms, such as bacteria, algae, diatoms, plankton, and fungi.
Acute Health EffectAn adverse effect on a human or animal body, with symptoms developing rapidly.
NameplateA durable, metal plate found on equipment that lists critical installation and operating conditions for the equipment.
- The process by which water vapor is released to the atmosphere by living plants. This process is similar to people sweating. Also called transpiration.
- The total water removed from an area by transpiration (plants) and by evaporation from soil, snow, and water surfaces.