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5 Matching questions

  1. discharge
  2. tertiary treatment
  3. energy
  4. monitored, retrievable storage
  5. primary treatment
  1. a The volume of water that flows within a given time
  2. b the capacity to do work
  3. c After 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.
  4. d Highest form of wastewater treatment that includes removal of nutrients, organic and solid material, along with biological & chemical polishing.
  5. e holding nuclear wastes in underground mines or secure surface facilities where they can be watched, and removed for repacking if canisters leak

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the temperature at which the water vapor in the air becomes saturated and condensation begins
  2. produces electricity chemically by combining hydrogen fuel with oxygen from air
  3. Cells, usually made of specially-treated silicon, that transfer solar energy from the sun to electrical energy
  4. harm to lakes and rivers resulting from the release of excessive waste heat into them
  5. can be grown specifically as an energy source of marginal land, such as switch grass, cattails, and hybrid poplar

5 True/False questions

  1. sulfur dioxideDome 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


  2. acid rainrain containing acids that form in the atmosphere when industrial gas emissions (especially sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides) combine with water


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


  4. primary pollutanta pollutant that is put directly into the air by human activity


  5. recharge zoneThe average time a given molecule of water or other substance will stay in a given water source