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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.

Backflow

The flow of water in a medium in a direction opposite to normal flow. Flow is often returned into the system by backflow if the wastewater in a purification system is severely contaminated. Flow of water in a pipe or line in a direction opposite to the normal flow; often associated with back siphonage, or the flow of possibly contaminated water into a potable water system.