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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 'C'

Cadmium
Cake
Calcite
Calcium (Ca)
Calcium carbonate equivalent
Calcium hypochlorite
Candle filter
Capacity
Capillary action
Capillary membranes
Carbon dioxide
Carbonaceous exchangers
Carbonate hardness
Carbonates
Carcinogen
Cartridge filter
Catalyst
Catch basin
Cathode
Cathodic protection
Cation
Cation exchange
Caustic
Caustic soda
Centrifugation
Centrifuge
CFU
Channel
Channeling
Check valve
Chelate
Chelating agents
Chemical feeder
Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)
Chemical stability
Chloramines
Chlorinated hydrocarbons
Chlorination
Chlorinator
Chlorine
Chlorine demand
Chlorine-contact chamber
Chromium
Chronic health effect
Clarity
Climate factor
Coagulant
Coagulation
Coalescence
Coastal zone
Coliform bacteria
Coliform index
Collector sewers
Colloids
Color throw
Combined heat and power (CHP)
Combined sewer
Community water system
Compensated hardness
Composite sample
Compound meter
Compounds
Concentrate
Concentration
Concentration factor (CF)
Concentration polarization
Concentration process
Condensate
Condensation
Condenser
Conductance
Conductivity
Conduit
Consumptive water use
Contact stabilization
Contact time
Contaminant
Contamination
Conventional sewer systems
Conveyance loss
Coolant
Cooling tower
Corporation cock
Corrosion
Corrosivity
Critical bed depth
Cross connection
Cross linkage
Crossflow
Cryptosporidium
CTA
Cubic feet per minute (CFM)
Cultural eutrophication
Current
Cyanides
Cycle
Cyclone