Glossary T

The Environmental Glossary. Letter T +++ 'Thin film cell', 'Tank', 'Toxicity'
German: Abraum
Tailings are rocks and other waste materials removed as impurities when minerals are mined and Mineral deposits are processed. These materials are usually dumped on

In the context of the environment, a tank is a container or vessel that is used to store or transport a variety of substances, such as chemicals, fuels, and hazardous waste. Tanks can have a significant impact on the environment if they are not properly designed, installed, and maintained.

'Tar' refers to a dark, thick, and sticky substance derived from various organic materials, such as coal, wood, or petroleum. It is commonly associated with pollution and environmental contamination due to its harmful effects on ecosystems and human health. Tar can be released into the environment through natural processes, such as seepage from underground oil deposits, or as a result of human activities, such as industrial processes, oil spills, or the burning of fossil fuels.

Taxa (singular = taxon) are a grouping of organisms given a formal taxonomic name such as species, genus, family, etc.

A taxon (plural taxa) is a level of classification within a scientific system that categorizes living organisms based on their physical characteristics.

In the environmental context, 'technology' refers to the application of scientific knowledge, tools, and techniques to address environmental challenges, promote sustainability, and minimize negative impacts on the environment. It encompasses a wide range of innovations and practices that aim to conserve resources, reduce pollution, and improve the overall environmental performance of human activities.

A Thin film cell is a PV cell formed by depositing thin layers of conductive and semiconductive materials, usually using a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process. Also referred to as

Deutsch: Gewebe / Español: Tejido - Tejido / Français: Tissu - Tissu / Italiano: Tissue - Tissue

In the environmental context, "tissue" refers to a group of similar cells that perform a specific function. Tissues are found in many organisms, from plants to animals, and play important roles in their survival and function.

A total quality management (TQM) is a system that is implemented in every aspect of an organization with the focus of providing quality; 

Deutsch: Toxizität / Español: Toxicidad / Português: Toxicidade / Français: Toxicitê
Toxicity is the degree to which a substance can damage an organism. Toxicity can refer to the effect on a whole organism, such as an animal, bacterium, or plant, as well as the effect on a substructure of the organism, such as a cell (cytotoxicity) or an organ such as the liver (hepatotoxicity).

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