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GEMET

The keyword system used is based on GEMET (GEneral Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus) - a thesaurus system developed for the European Topic Centre on Catalogue of Data Sources and the European Environment Agency. It contains over 5,000 keywords, organised in a hierarchical structure under 40 themes.

For this EIS, some additional keywords have been added to the GEMET to cater for some Namibian and southern African concepts that were not adequately covered.

For more information on GEMET go to the EIONET website.

Keyword system used in the EIS

Keywords within theme: Materials

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Keywords which are highlighted have been used to categorise data sets in the EIS.


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activated carbon

additional packaging

additive

adhesive

aerosol

agricultural product

agrochemical

algicide

alloy

alternative material

amalgam

animal dung as fuel

animal foodstuff

animal manure

animal product

animal textile fibre

antibiotic

antifouling agent

aromatic substance

asbestos

asbestos cement

ash

bactericide

biocide

biofuel

biogas

bitumen

black coal

bleaching agent

bleaching clay

bottle cap

brick

building material

by-product

car tyre

catalyst

catalytic converter

cellulose

cement

ceramics

chalk

charcoal

chemical

chemical fertiliser

chemical product

chemical weapon

chlorofluorocarbon

cleansing product

clothing

coal

coating

coke

colloid

complexing agent

compost

concrete

consumer product

cooling oil

cooling water

cork

corrosion inhibitor

cotton

crude oil

dairy product

DDT

detergent

diesel fuel

disinfectant

domestic fuel

domestic fuel oil

drug (medicine)

dye

EC directive on packaging

edible fat

electronic material

electronic scrap

emulsion

enriched uranium

environmentally dangerous substance

environmentally friendly product

etching substance

existing chemical

explosive

fabric

fertiliser

fibre

fibreglass

filling material

fireproofing agent

flammable product

flocculant

foaming agent

fodder

food additive

food colourant

foodstuff

forest product

fossil fuel

freon

fuel

fuel additive

fuel alcohol

fuel composition

fuel consumption

fuel oil

fuel wood

functional substance

fungicide

fur

furnace

furniture

gas

gas mixture

gasohol

glass

glue

gravel

green manure

gypsum

hazardous working material

herbicide

household chemical

impregnating agent

impregnation (materials)

industrial material

industrial product

inflammable substance

ink

inorganic fertiliser

insecticide

insulating material

intermediate goods

intermediate product

iron scrap

ivory

kerosene

lacquer

landfill gas

leather

lignite

lime

limestone

liner material

liquefied gas

liquid manure

local building material

lubricant

lye

manure

marble

masonry

material

material life cycle

materials science

metal

metal product

metallic mineral

mineral

mineral conditioner

mineral fibre

mineral matter

mineral oil

mineral water

mining product

miscellaneous product

motor fuel

mulch

natural fertiliser

natural fibre

natural gas

natural material

natural stone

new material

nitrogenous fertiliser

non-metallic mineral

non-polluting fuel

non-volatile substance

nuclear fuel

nuclear fuel element

nuclear weapon

nutrient medium

oil binding agent

ore

organic solvent

oxidisable material

oxidising agent

packaging

packaging waste

paint

paper

partially halogenated chlorofluorohydrocarbon

peat

pesticide

petrochemical

petrol

petroleum

phosphatic fertiliser

photochemical product

plant protection product

plant textile fibre

plastic

plastic waste

polymer

polyvinyl chloride

potash

potassium fertiliser

preservative

preserve

processed agricultural produce

processed foodstuff

product

product life cycle

propellant

properties of materials

protein product

pulp

rag

raw material

recyclability

recyclable plastic

recycled material

recycled paper

refrigerant

refuse derived fuel

refuse-sludge compost

renewable raw material

resin

returnable container

reusable container

road construction material

road salt

rock

rock wool

rubber

sand

sawdust

scrap material

scrap metal

scrap tyre

seed dressing

semiconductor

semimanufactured product

silicon

soap

softening agent

solvent

sound insulation material

speciality chemical

spray can

sprayed asbestos

starch

steel

stone

strength of materials

sugar (product)

surface-active agent

sweetener

synthetic detergent

synthetic material

synthetic textile fibre

tannin

tar

testing of materials

textile

timber

tobacco

toxic product

trace material

tyre

unleaded petrol

varnish

vegetable oil

waste balance

waste glass

waste gypsum

water for consumption

water for industrial use

wood

wood product

wool