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44 Water Related Acronyms and Abbreviations You Might Not Know

  1. AOC – Assimilable Organic Carbon
  2. AWWA – American Water Works Association
  3. BAC – Biological Activated Carbon
  4. BAF – Biological Aerated Filter
  5. CFC – Chlorofluorocarbons
  6. COD – Chemical Oxygen Demand
  7. DAF – Dissolved Air Flotation
  8. DO – Dissolved Oxygen
  9. DOC – Dissolved Organic Carbon
  10. EBCT – Empty Bed Contact Time
  11. EEA – European Environmental Agency
  12. EMS – Environmental Management System
  13. EPA – Environmental Protection Agency
  14. ESA – Environmentally Sensitive Area
  15. EQO – Environmental Quality Objective
  16. EQS – Environmental Quality Standard
  17. GAC – Granular Activated Carbon
  18. GC – Gas Chromatography
  19. GLV – Guideline Value
  20. GMO – Genetically Modified Organism
  21. GPD – Gallons Per Day
  22. HC – Hydrocarbons
  23. IPC – Integrated Pollution Control
  24. IWA – International Water Association
  25. MAC – Maximum Admissible Concentration
  26. MCL – Maximum Contaminant Level
  27. NAPL – Non Aqueous Phase Liquid
  28. PE – Population Equivalent
  29. PET – Polyethylene Terephthalate
  30. PH – Hydrogen Potential
  31. PPB – Parts Per Billion
  32. PPM – Parts Per Million
  33. PPT – Parts Per Trillion
  34. RO – Reverse Osmosis
  35. SS – Suspended Solids
  36. TOC – Total Organic Carbon
  37. TSS – Total Suspended Solids
  38. TWL – Top Water Level
  39. VFA – Volatile Fatty Acid
  40. VOC – Volitile Organic Compound
  41. WC – Water Column
  42. WTP – Water Treatment Plant
  43. WWTP – Waste Water Treatment Plant
  44. WHO – World Health Organization

 

Source(s):

http://www.lenntech.com/water-abbreviations-acronyms.htm

https://www.pureblueh2o.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyethylene_terephthalate