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Engineering

Chapter 17 Environmental Engineering

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air samplers equipment that tests for particulate and chemical contaminants in air
aqueduct human-made systems of channels used to deliver water
biofilter filter that contains microorganisms that digest pollutants and convert them into less harmed substances
biology study of living organisms
chemistry scientific study of materials,their properties,their interactions ,and the changes that they undergo
effluent out-flowing water
environmental engineering application of the principles of engineering,combined with the principles of chemistry,biology,math,and technology
environmental science combination of physical science and biology into a multidisciplinary approach to study of the environment t
fungi single or multi-cell microscopic organisms that have a nucleus
hydrocarbons organic compounds made of carbon and hydrogen
hydrology study of the hydrologic cycle
interface probes testing devices that are lowered into wells and signal the presence and location of water and hydro carbons
microbes microscopic organisms like bacteria and fungus
molecules two or more atoms held tightly together by a chemical bond
nucleus control center of a cell
percolation (perc) test used to determine the suitability of soil for on-site drain fields
permeability measure of the ease with which fluid can flow through material
pH measure of how acidic or basic a substance is
point source pollution pollution coming from a single identifiable source
respirators personal protective equipment that removes contaminants from the air
septic systems on-site sewage treatment system that includes settling tanks and drain fields
tertiary treatment final stage of sewage treatment that can include the removal of nitrogen and phosphorous
water level meters tool used to determine the water level in wells
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