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5 Matching Questions

  1. co-generation
  2. coliform bacteria
  3. bronchitis
  4. subsidence
  5. condensation nuclei
  1. a used as a common measure of biological pollution and as a standard measure of microbial pollution. It is usually harmless, part of the normal constituents of human intestines and found in all human waste.
  2. b inflammation of the mucus membrane of the bronchial tubes
  3. c solid particles in the atmosphere, such as ice and dust, that provide the surfaces on which water vapor condenses
  4. d collapse of ground due to groundwater removal
  5. e simultaneous production of electricity and steam in the same facility

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a pollutant that is put directly into the air by human activity
  2. Wastes that give off small amounts of radiation; Must be stored safely for 100-500 yrs; Most in the U.S. are put in steel drums and dumped into the ocean, others are put in landfills
  3. Treating wastewater biologically, by using microorganisms to decompose the suspended organic material; occurs after primary treatment
  4. The use of building materials by design to keep a building warm or cool
  5. Overnourishment of aquatic ecosystems with plant nutrients (mostly nitrates and phosphates) because of human activities such as agriculture, urbanization, and discharges from industrial plants and sewage treatment plants.

5 True/False Questions

  1. MBTEgroundwater contaminant, mainly from leaking underground storage tanks at gas stations


  2. dew pointa population explosion of certain marine dinoflagellates that causes the water to turn a red or red-brown color and to contain poisonous alkaloids produced by the dinoflagellates


  3. crude oilUnrefined Petroleum


  4. nuclear fusiona nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy


  5. hybrid gasoline-electric enginethe use of devices, such as solar panels, to collect, focus, transport, or store solar energy.


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