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algae


A small, usually aquatic, plant which requires light to grow, often found on exposed areas of cooling towers.
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pontiac fever


A disease caused by species of legionella, an upper respiratory illness less severe than Legionnaires’ disease.
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Glossary ACOP L8
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aerosol


A suspension in a gaseous medium of solid particles, liquid particles or solid and liquid particles having negligible falling velocity.
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air-conditioning


A form of air treatment whereby temperature humidity and air cleanliness are all controlled within limits determined by the requirements of the air-conditioned enclosure.
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antibodies


Substances in the blood which destroy or neutralise various toxins or components of bacteria known generally as antigens. The antibodies are formed as a result of the introduction into the body of the antigen to which they are antagonistic as in all infectious diseases.
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bacteria


(Singular bacterium) a microscopic, unicellular (or more rarely multicellular) organism.
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biocide


A substance which kills micro-organisms.
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biofilm


A community of bacteria and other micro-organisms, embedded in a protective layer with entrained debris, attached to a surface.
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blow-down/bleed-off


Water discharged from the system to control the concentration of salts or other impurities in the circulating water; usually expressed as a percentage of recirculating water flow.
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