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5 Matching questions

  1. Montreal Protocol
  2. coal-to-liquid
  3. biomass
  4. proven reserves
  5. condensation nuclei
  1. a solid particles in the atmosphere, such as ice and dust, that provide the surfaces on which water vapor condenses
  2. b meeting in 1987 where a group of nations met in Canada and agreed to take steps to fight against Ozone Depletion-CFC's banned
  3. c An accurate estimate of how much of the resource can be extracted on an economic basis
  4. d a technology that converts dry coal into a liquid fuel to replace diesel and jet fuels. There are multiple methods, but the process proposed for use in the US would first use heat and pressure to gasify the coal, then cool the gas to form a liquid—an energy-intensive process.
  5. e total amount of living tissue within a given trophic level

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. water that fills the cracks and spaces in underground soil and rock layers
  2. Dome of heated air that surrounds an urban area and contains a lot of air pollution (particulate matter) in high winds pollution plumes downwind in rural areas
  3. oxygen levels decline downstream from a pollution source as decomposers metabolize waste materials
  4. Cells, usually made of specially-treated silicon, that transfer solar energy from the sun to electrical energy
  5. special category of pollutants monitored by the EPA such as carcinogens, neurotoxins, mutagens, teratogens, endocrine disrupters; aka HAP's

5 True/False questions

  1. primary treatmentAfter passing through grates and screens, the water is allowed to settle in clarifiers (tanks), which separates the solids from the liquids. Still has a substantial BOD.


  2. eutrophicDescribes the water which is nutrient poor, deep & cold, little organic matter (little phytoplanktin)


  3. sedimentationthe addition of soils to water bodies by natural and human related activities. It decreases water quality and accelerates the aging process of lakes, rivers, and streams.


  4. energy efficiencyThe percentage of energy put into a system that does useful work


  5. effluent seweragea low-cost alternative sewage treatment for cities in poor countries that combines some features of septic systems and centralized municipal teatment systems


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