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Water Treatment Terms……The Letters XY and Z

X-RAYS: Electromagnetic radiation with a very short wavelength (0.01 to 12 nanometres), shorter than ultraviolet radiation. YIELD: the amount of product water produced by a water treatment process. ZEOLITES: Hydrated sodium alumina silicates, either naturally […]

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Water Treatment Terms………The Letter W

WASTEWATER: The liquid-borne waste products of domestic, industrial, agricultural and manufacturing activities. In a community, an Average of 50 to 100 gallons of wastewater is generated per person per day.   WATER (H2O): The liquid […]

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Water Treatment Terms………The Letter V

VACUUM DISTILLATION: Distillation that occurs at a pressure somewhat below atmospheric pressure. Lowering the pressure also lowers the boiling point of water, thus conserving energy by requiring less heat to bring about distillation. VALIDATION: Determination […]

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Water Treatment Terms…………….The Letter U

ULTRAFILTRATION (UF): is a type of membrane filtration that separates suspended solids and solutes of high molecular from a liquid and low molecular weight solutes. This separation process is used in industry processes, water treatment […]