Glossary of Water and Wastewater Terms

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superchlorination (SOO-per-KLOR-uh-NAY-shun)

Chlorination with doses that are deliberately selected to produce free or combined residuals so large as to require dechlorination.

muffle furnace

A small oven capable of reaching temperatures up to 1,112°F (600°C). Muffle furnaces are used in laboratories for burning or incinerating samples to determine the amounts of volatile solids or fixed solids in samples of wastewater.

CMMS

See computer maintenance management system.

alkaline (AL-kuh-line)

The condition of water or soil containing an amount of alkali substances sufficient to raise the pH above 7.0. Also see base (1).

bedding compaction

Tamping, rolling, or otherwise mechanically compressing material used as bedding for a pipe or other underground structure to a density that will support expected loads. Can be expressed as a percentage of the maximum load capacity of the bedding material or in pounds per square foot (kg per square meter).