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WC&P is proud to offer this comprehensive glossary to our readers and website visitors. This living document is intended to serve as an easy-to-use reference source for information on the POU/POE water treatment industry. 

 

Any suggestions or input that would further enhance or expand the glossary are strongly encouraged.

 

We would like to formally thank and credit such organizations as WQA, AWWA, WEF, Lenntech and other web glossary sources for providing some of the basis and background of this compendium.

Terms starting with 'B'

Back pressure
Back siphonage
Backflow
Backflow preventor
Backwash
Backwashing
Bacteria
Bacterial water contamination
Bacteriastatic
Bactericide
Bag filter
Baghouse filter
Balancing tank
Bar
Bar screen
Barrier layer
Base
Batch operation
Bed
Bed depth
Bed expansion
Bed load
Bed volume
Belt press
Benthic zone
Best available technology
Bicarbonate alkalinity
Bicarbonates
Binder
Bioaccumulantion
Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD)
Biocide
Biodegradable
Biofilm
Biological contaminants
Biological control
Biological filter
Biological oxidation
Biologically activated carbon
Biomass
Biomonitoring
Bioremediation
Biota
Biotower
Biotransformation
Birm
Black water
Bleed-off
Blind spots
Blinding
Blowdown
BOD5
Boiling point
Bone char
Bottled water
Boundary layer
Brackish water
Breakpoint chlorination
Breakthrough
Brine
Brine ejector (eductor)
Brine seal
Brine tank
Buffer
Bund
Bypass