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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.

Acid deposition/acid rain

A complex chemical and atmospheric phenomenon that occurs when emissions of sulfur (e.g. sulphuric oxide) and nitrogen compounds and other substances are transformed by chemical processes in the atmosphere, often far from the original sources and then deposited on earth in either a wet or dry form. The wet forms popularly called ?acid rain? and have a low pH. This can fall as rain, snow, or fog. The dry forms are acidic gases or particulates.