Glossary of Water and Wastewater Terms

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proteinaceous (PRO-ten-NAY-shus)

Materials containing proteins, which are organic compounds containing nitrogen.

sheave

V-belt drive pulley, which is commonly made of cast iron or steel.

wire-to-water efficiency

The combined efficiency of a pump and motor together. Also called the overall efficiency.

GIS

See geographic information system.

mineral

Any substance that is neither animal nor plant. Minerals include sand, salt, iron, calcium, and nutrients.