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The ways that humans apply biological concepts to produce products and provide services.
1) Those organisms that obtain energy by feeding on other organisms and their remains.
2) A person buying goods or services for personal needs or to use in the production of other goods
An organism, often microscopic in size, that obtains nutrients by consuming dead organic matter,
thereby making nutrients accessible to other organisms; examples of decomposers include fungi,
scavengers, rodents and other animals.
The application of scientific, physical, mechanical and mathematical principles to design
processes, products and structures that improve the quality of life.
Of or relating to the design of equipment or devices to fit the human body’s control, position,
movement and environment.
A solid that, because of its quantity or concentration or its physical, chemical or infectious
characteristics, may cause or pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or
Burning to ashes; reducing to ashes.
Nonpoint Source Pollution
Contamination that originates from many locations that all discharge into a location (e.g., a lake,
stream, land area).
Point Source Pollution
Pollutants discharged from a single identifiable location (e.g., pipes, ditches, channels, sewers,
tunnels, containers of various types).
A strategy developed to reduce or control the chance of harm or loss to one’s health or life; the
process of identifying, evaluating, selecting and implementing actions to reduce risk to human
health and to ecosystems.
The flow of (waste) materials from generation, collection and separation to disposal.