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Office of Underground Storage Tanks Technical Terms

Long Name: 
Glossary of Technical Terms: Office of Underground Storage Tanks
Description: 
Glossary of technical terms derived from the evaluation of alternative cleanup technologies
Publishing Organization: 
Office of Land and Emergency Management/Office of Underground Storage Tanks
Last Update: 
May 1995
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abiotic
absolute viscosity
Actinomycetes
advection
aeration
aerobic
afterburner
aggregate
algae
aliphatic
ambient
anaerobic
analog
anisotropic
anoxic
aqueous solubility
aquifer
aquitard
aromatic
attenuation
Atterberg limits
autoignition temperature
autotrophic
bacteria
baghouse
Bentonite
berm
bioassay
bioaugmentation
bioavailability
biocide
biodegradability potential
biodegradation
biodegradation potential
biomass
boiling point
British Thermal Unit
bubble radius
bulk density
butterfly valve
capillary fringe
capillary suction
catalytic oxidizer
chemotrophs
cometabolism
complexation
condensate
conductivity
cone of depression
confined aquifer
confining layer
conservative
constituent
cyclone
Darcy's Law
degradation potential
denitrification
density
diffusion
dispersion
dissolution
downgradient
drawdown
dynamic viscosity
effective porosity
effluent
electron acceptor
electron donor
empirical
entrained
enzyme
eucaryotes
evaporation
ex situ
extraction well
facultative
facultative anaerobes
Fick's First Law
Fick's Second Law
field capacity
flow tube
flux
free product
gradient
groundwater
grout
heat capacity
Henry's law
Henry's law constant
heterogeneous
heterotrophic
hydraulic conductivity
hydraulic gradient
hydrocarbon
hydrogen peroxide
hydrophilic
hydrophobic
hypoxic
in situ
indigenous
infiltration
infiltration gallery
injection well
inlet well
inoculate
intergranular
isotropic
kinematic viscosity
liquid limit
liquidity index
lithology
lower explosive limit
manometer
metabolism
methanogenic
microaerophilic
microcosm
microorganisms
mineralization
moisture content
molecular diffusion
molecular weight
non-aqueous phase liquid
nutrients
obligate aerobes
obligate anaerobes
octanol/water partition coefficient
off-gas treatment system
orifice plate
oxidation-reduction
partial pressure
permeability
pH
phototrophs
pilot test
plastic limit
plastic soil
plasticity index
pore volume
porosity
pounds per square inch
pressure gradient
pugmill
radius of influence
reagent
refractory index
retardation
saturated zone
sentinel well
sequestration
SESOIL
short circuiting
soil moisture
solubility
sorption
sparge
specific gravity
stratification
stratum
sump
Tedlar bags
thermal desorber
thermal desorption system
travel time
unconfined aquifer
unsaturated zone
vacuum draft tube
vadose zone
vapor pressure
viscosity
volatilization
water table
weathering
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