Non-potable: Not suitable for drinking. Compare potable.
Non-renewable resources: Natural resources that can be used up completely or else used up to such a degree that it is economically impractical to obtain any more of them; e.g.
Non-potable: Water that is unsafe or unpalatable to drink because it contains pollutants, contaminants, minerals, or infective agents.
non-potable (non-POE-tuh-bull). Water that may contain objectionable pollution, contamination, minerals, or infective agents and is considered unsafe and/or unpalatable for drinking.
On a global scale, non-potable water reuse is currently the dominant means of supplementing supplies for irrigation, industrial cooling, river flows and other applications (Asano, 1998).
Typically black water, after neutralization, is used for non-potable uses such as flushing or irrigation.
closed-loop recycling Reclaiming or reusing wastewater for non-potable purposes in an enclosed process.
closed system An organized assemblage of system objects in which there is no exchange of material with objects outside of the system.
Reclaiming or reusing wastewater for non-potable purposes in an enclosed process.
Source: Terms of the Environment
suitable, safe, or prepared for drinking. Compare non-potable.
ppb, parts per billion
number of parts of a chemical found in one billion parts of a solid, liquid, or gaseous mixture. Equivalent to micrograms per liter ( m g/L).
See also: Table, Waste, Water, Environment, Wastewater