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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.

Digestion

The enzymatic breakdown of large insoluble organic molecules into small soluble organic molecules that can be absorbed and used by either aerobic or anaerobic micro organisms. The biochemical decomposition of organic matter, resulting in partial gasification, liquefaction, and mineralization of pollutants.