Glossary I

The Environmental Glossary. Letter I +++ 'I-V curve', 'Inorganic', 'Impairment'

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An Infrared radiation is the Heat Energy that is emitted from all solids, liquids, and gases. In the context of the greenhouse issue, the term refers to the Heat Energy emitted by the
An Infrared Radiation: is Infrared radiation is the Heat Energy emitted from a material. The term infrared refers to Energy in the region of the electromagnetic radiation spectrum at
An Inhalation: is Breathing. Once inhaled, contaminants can be deposited in the lungs, taken into the blood, or both.

An Inherently Governmental Function is a function which is so intimately related to the public interest as to mandate performance by Government employees.

An injection well is refers to a well constructed for the purpose of injecting treated wastewater directly into the ground.
Innovative Treatment Technologies are remedies that have been tested, selected, or used for treating Hazardous Waste or contaminated materials but don"t have much information on cost
An Inorganic is Not capable of sustaining life. Often refers to dirt or soil.
An Inorganic compound is Combination of two or more elements other than those used to form organic compounds.