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Big Iron Drilling Ltd

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1-800-Big Iron (244-4766)

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Half-life

The time required for a pollutant to lose one-half of its original concentraton.

Hardness

A characteristic of natural water due to presence of dissolved calcium and magnesium. Water hardness is responsible for most scale formation in pipes and water heaters and forms insoluble “curd” when it reacts with soaps. Hardness is usually expressed in grains per gallon (gpg), parts per million (ppm) or milligrams per liter (mg/l), all as calcium carbonate equivalent.

Hard water

Water that contains a great number of positive ions. The hardness is determined by the number of calcium and magnesium atoms present. Soap usually dissolves badly in hard water.

Heat exchanger

A component that is utilized to remove heat from or ad heat to a liquid.

Heavy metals

Metals that have a density of 5.0 or higher and a high elemental weight. Most are toxic to humans, even in low concentrations.

Heavy water

Water in which all the hydrogen atoms have been replaced by deuterium.

Henry's Law

A way of calculating the solubility of a gas in a liquid, based on temperature and partial pressure, by means of constants.

Holding Pond

A pond or reservoir, usually made of earth, built to store polluted runoff.

Homeowner water system

A water system that supplies piped water to a single residence.

Humidification

The addition of water vapour to air.

Hydraulic conductivity

The rate at which water can move through a permeable medium.

Hydraulic gradient

In general, the direction of groundwater flow due to changes in the depth of the water table.

Hydrocarbon

Organic compounds that are built of carbon and hydrogen atoms and are often used in petroleum industries.

Hydroelectric power water use

The use of water in the generation of electricity at plants where the turbine generators are driven by falling water.

Hydrogen sulfide (H2S)

A gas emitted during organic decomposition by a select group of bacteria, which strongly smells like rotten eggs.

Hydrogeology

The science of chemistry and movement of groundwater.

Hydrograph

A chart that measures the amount of water flowing past a point as a function of time.

Hydrolysis

The decomposition of organic compounds by interaction with water.

Hydrologic cycle

The natural cycle of water passing through the environment, including evaporation, condensation, retention and run-off.

Hydrophilic

Having an affinity for water.

Hydrophobic

Having an aversion for water.

Hydrosphere

Region that includes all the earth’s liquid water, frozen water, floating ice, frozen upper layer of soil, and the small amounts of water vapour in the atmosphere.

Hypo chlorite

An anion that forms products such as calcium and sodium hypo chlorite. These products are often used for disinfection and bleaching.

Hypoxic waters

Waters with dissolved oxygen concentrations of less than 2 mg/L, the level generally accepted as the minimum required for life and reproduction of aquatic organisms.

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Big Iron Drilling Ltd
4450 Eleniak Road NW
Edmonton, AB T6B 2S1
TEL:(780) 433-2555 | TOLL FREE: 1-800-BIG-IRON (24 Hours) | FAX:(780) 431-1091

HOURS

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday – Closed

Sunday – Closed

Statutory Holidays - Closed

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