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Index of Definitions

Aerobic

Aerobic Biodegradation

Alkalinity

Anaerobic

Anaerobic Biodegradation

Anoxic

Benthic Flux

Bioaccumulation

Bioconcentration

Biodegradation

Biomagnification

Biotransformation

BTEX

Creosote

DDT

Dioxins

Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (DNAPLs)

Electron Acceptor

Electron Donor

Eutrophication

Fenton's Reagent

Food Web

Fuel Oxygenates

Heterocyclic Compounds

Hydrophobic

Hypoxia

Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (LNAPLs)

Methanogenesis

Methylmercury

Microcosm

MTBE

Mycorrhizae

Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (NAPLs)

Natural Attenuation

Non-Point Source Pollution

Nutrients

Octanol-Water Partition Coefficient (KOW)

Oxygen-Release Compound

Point Source Pollution

Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Photodegradation

Phytoremediation

Pore Water

Pyroligneous Acid

Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)

Transpiration

Tritium

Unsaturated Zone

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Water Solubility (SW)

 

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