Glossary

The technical terms for sewage systems

This section contains all the terms that make up the technical glossary for purification systems. A dictionary useful to deepen the knowledge of the reference sector and make the choice of your system.

Brackish water

Brackish water: is water that has more salinity than fresh water, but not as much as seawater.

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Black water

Black water: is a term used to describe sewage coming from toilets.

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B.O.D.

Acronym of Biochemical Oxygen Demand. It measures the amount of oxygen required by the biochemical waste water purification processes or better the amount of oxygen consumed in mg / l, during some ...

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Biodegradable

A polluting chemical product or compound which, when dispersed in the environment, easily decomposes into less polluting compounds, thanks to the action of bacteria or other microorganisms.

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Biofilm

Thin film of microorganisms adhered to an inert solid support immersed in a liquid growth medium.

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Biogas

Mixture of various types of gas, mainly composed of methane, produced by bacterial fermentation in the absence of oxygen (anaerobiosis) of organic residues from plant or animal residues

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