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Phytoremediation Plants getting rid of pollutants. Some absorbed and accumulate unusually large amounts.
Photolysis The breakdown of pollutants using lights.
Biomagnification The concentration of a pollutant getting bigger as it goes up the food chain
Dispersion The spreading out of a pollutant.
Dilution Decreasing the concentration of the pollutant by adding something else.
Inorganic Compounds compounds that do not contain carbon
LD50 Amount of substance that causes 50% of test animals to die if they are given a specified dose of the substance.
Leachate Liquid that dissolves and carries substances as it passes through soil.
Nitrogen Fixation Process of changing free nitrogen so that the nitrogen atoms can combine with other atoms to form compounds that organisms can use.
Substrate Surface on which an organism lives or moves.
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