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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: Pollution

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


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abandoned industrial site

acceptable daily intake

acceptable risk level

accidental release of organisms

acid deposition

acid rain

activated sludge

adsorption

aerobic treatment

afterburning

agricultural effluent

agricultural pollution

air pollution

air quality monitoring

air transportation

aircraft

aircraft engine emission

algal bloom

all-terrain vehicle

Ames test

anaerobic treatment

anthropic activity

antipollution incentive

antipollution premium

AOX value

area of potential pollution

area under stress

asbestos

atmospheric emission

atmospheric fallout

atmospheric pollution

bacterial bed

bacteriological pollution

battery disposal

beach cleansing

bilge oil

bilge water

bioaccumulation

bioaccumulative pollutant

biochemical oxygen demand

bioconcentration factor

biodegradable pollutant

biofiltration

biogas

biological contamination

biological effect of pollution

biological pollutant

biological pollution

biological treatment

biological waste gas purification

biological waste treatment

biological wastewater treatment

bioreactor

bleaching process

bus

cadmium contamination

carcinogen

carcinogenicity test

carry-over effect

catalytic converter

chemical contamination

chemical decontamination

chemical fallout

chemical in the environment

chemical measurement of pollution

chemical oxygen demand

chemical pollutant

chemical pollution

chemical waste

chimney height

cleaning up

clearing sludge

coastal pollution

collective wastewater treatment

combination effect

compensatory tax

composite pollution

contaminated area

contaminated soil

contamination

continuous load

critical level

critical load

de-inking

decontamination

deep-sea disposal

defoliation

degradation

degradation of the environment

degradation product

denitrification

denitrification of waste gas

deposited particulate matter

deposition

desalination

desertification

desulphurisation

desulphurisation of fuel

dialysis

diffuse pollution

diffuse source

digested sludge

digester

digestion (sewage)

direct discharger

disposal of warfare materials

distillation

disused military site

domestic pollution

domestic waste landfill

domestic waste water

dry cleaning

dry deposition

dust

dust immission

EC directive on biocides

ecosystem degradation

ecotoxicological evaluation

effect on the environment

effluent

electrosmog

emission

emission control

emission data

emission factor

emission reduction

emission reduction banking

emission register

emission situation

emission source

emission standard

emission to water

encapsulation

enrichment

environmental change

environmental chemicals legislation

environmental consequence

environmental damage

environmental hazard

environmental impact

environmental impact of agriculture

environmental impact of aquaculture

environmental impact of energy

environmental impact of industry

environmental impact of transport

environmental pollution

environmental warfare

estuary pollution

eutrophication

excessive height of chimney stacks

export of hazardous wastes

faecal bacterium

fallout

field damage

filling station

filter

final storage

fish kill

fish toxicity

flaring

flocculation

fly ash

food contamination

food pollutant

forage contamination

forest cover destruction

forest deterioration

fouling growth

freshwater pollution

gas purification

green tide

greenhouse gas

groundwater endangering

groundwater pollution

habitat destruction

halogenated pollutant

hazard of pollutants

hazardous waste

hazardous waste dump

heavy goods vehicle traffic

heavy metal load

human exposure to pollutants

identification of pollutants

immission

immission control

immission control law

immission damage

immission forecast

immission limit

immission load

impact source

incidental pollution

incineration

incineration of waste

incineration residue

incorporation

individual wastewater treatment

indoor air pollution

indoor environment

industrial effluent

industrial emission

industrial fume

industrial pollution

industrial sludge

industrial waste

industrial waste gas

industrial waste water

industrial wasteland

inertisation

inflow

inorganic pollutant

integrated pollution control

intervention on land

ion exchange

ion exchanger

laboratory waste

lagooning

lake pollution

land disposal

land pollution

land restoration

land restoration in mountain areas

land-based activity

land-based marine pollution

landfill base sealing

landfill covering

landfill degasification

landfill leachate

landscape consumption

laundering

leaching

lead contamination

lead level in blood

legislation on pollution

line source

liner material

load bearing capacity

long-term effect

long-term effect of pollutants

loss of biotope

low-level flight

man-made climate change

marine pollution

mass transport (physics)

maximum admissible concentration

maximum immission concentration

mercury contamination

micropollutant

mineral pollution

monitoring station

motor vehicle

motor vehicle emission

motor vehicle exhaust gas

motor vehicle pollution

mutagen

mutagenic substance

mutated micro-organisms release

net resource depletion

netting policy (emissions trading)

nitrate

nitrogen oxide

NOEL

noise emission

noise immission

noise pollutant

noise pollution

non-biodegradable pollutant

non-polluting fuel

nutrient content

nutrient removal

ocean dumping

odour

odour nuisance

off-site

offset policy (emissions trading)

oil binding agent

oil boom

oil pollution

oil pollution abatement

oil recovery vessel

oil slick

oil spill

old hazardous site

old landfill site

olfactory pollution

on-site wastewater treatment

organic matter

organic pollutant

organic pollution

overfertilisation

overflow (outlet)

overgrazing

ozone depletion potential

ozone layer depletion

periphyton

permissible exposure limit

persistant organic pollutant

persistence of pesticides

pesticide pathway

phosphate removal

phosphate substitute

photochemical agent

photochemical oxidant

photochemical pollution

photochemical product

photochemical smog

physical alteration

physical measurement of pollution

physical pollutant

physical pollution

physicochemical purification

physicochemical treatment

plane source

point source

poison

pollutant

pollutant absorption

pollutant accumulation

pollutant analysis

pollutant assessment

pollutant behaviour

pollutant concentration

pollutant degradation

pollutant deposition

pollutant dispersion

pollutant distribution

pollutant elimination

pollutant emission

pollutant evolution

pollutant exposure

pollutant flow

pollutant formation

pollutant immission

pollutant immobilisation

pollutant level

pollutant load

pollutant migration

pollutant mobilisation

pollutant monitoring

pollutant pathway

pollutant reduction

pollutant remobilisation

pollutant source identification

polluted matter

polluted site

polluter-pays principle

pollution

pollution abatement

pollution abatement equipment

pollution control

pollution control equipment

pollution control investment

pollution control measure

pollution control regulation

pollution control technology

pollution cost

pollution criterion

pollution effect

pollution indicator

pollution insurance

pollution liability

pollution load

pollution measurement

pollution monitoring

pollution norm

pollution prevention

pollution risk

pollution sink

pollution type

post-treatment

precipitation (chemical)

primary treatment

private car

propagation process

purification

purification facility

purification plant

purification through the soil

purifying power

radioactive contamination

radioactive decontamination

radioactive dumping

radioactive emission

radioactive fallout

radioactive pollutant

radioactive waste

rain water sewer system

rainout

red tide

release of organisms

residual pesticide

residue analysis

restoration of water

reverse osmosis

rinsing

river disposal

river pollution

salination

salt content

salt load

saprobic index

sea level rise

sea outfall

seal (technical)

sealing

secondary treatment

sediment mobilisation

sediment transport

seepage water

self-purification

separate sewer system

septic tank

sewage

sewage disposal

sewage farm

sewage treatment system

sewerage system

ship garbage

ship waste disposal

shipping accident

sick building syndrome

sinking of waste

skyline destruction

sludge digestion

sludge incineration

smog warning

smoke prevention

smoking

soil acidification

soil decontamination

soil leaching

soil loading

soil pollutant

soil pollution

soil salination

soil salinity

soil surface sealing

solid particle

solvent recovery

soot

sound emission

sound immission

source of pollution

spatial distribution

special industrial waste

special waste

spillage

spoil dump

stratospheric ozone depletion

structure-activity relationship

substitutability (chemistry)

substitution of halogenated compounds

substitution of phosphate

sudden load

suspended matter

temporary storage

teratogen

tertiary treatment

thermal pollution

thermal treatment

thermoselect process

total organic carbon

toxic effect

toxic pollution

toxic waste

toxicological assessment

toxicological testing

traffic emission

traffic noise

trajectory

transboundary pollution

treatment residue

trickling filter

trophic level

turbidity

twin-hull craft

ultrafiltration

uncontrolled dump

unleaded petrol

urban pollutant

urban pollution

urban traffic

urban wastewater

used water

utilisation of pesticides

vapour recovery system

vehicle exhaust gas

vitrification

waste air

waste air purification (gas)

waste assimilation capacity

waste disposal

waste dump

waste dumping

waste gas

waste gas dispersion

waste gas emission

waste gas examination

waste gas reduction

waste heat

waste heat charge

waste incinerator

waste recovery

waste storage

waste treatment effluent

waste water

waste water charge

waste water discharge

waste water disposal

waste water load

waste water pollution

waste water purification

waste water quality

waste water sludge

waste water statistics

waste water treatment

water aeration

water endangering

water monitoring

water pollutant

water pollution

water pollution prevention

water salination

water seepage

weakly degradable substance

wet process

wet scrubber

xenobiotic substance