Anode: 1. The terminal by which a current enters a battery or electrical cell
2. the negative point of an electrical cell or battery
Cathode: 1. the terminal by which a current leaves a battery or electrical cell
2. the positive an electrical cell or battery
DVD: digital versatile disk
Fundamental: something/someone that is very important
Mathematician: somebody who is an expert in maths.
Physicist: a scientist who specializes in physics .
Per Capita: For each person; In relation to people taken individually
Renewable: Able to be replenished or renewed
Steam Electric generators: A steam-electric power station is a power station in which the electric generator is steam driven. Water is heated, turns into steam and spins a steam turbine which drives an electrical generator.
Biomass Gasification: Gasification is a partial oxidation process whereby a carbon source such as coal, natural gas or biomass, is broken down into carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2), plus carbon dioxide (CO2) and possibly hydrocarbon molecules such as methane (CH4)
Combustion: the process of burning something
NOx: oxides of nitrogen, especially as atmospheric pollutants.
SO2: Sulfur dioxide is the chemical compound with the formula SO 2. At standard atmosphere, it is a toxic gas with a pungent, irritating, and rotten smell.
Kilowatt Hour: a measure of electrical energy equivalent to a power consumption of one thousand watts for one hour.
Decomposition: the state or process of rotting; decay.
Photosynthesis: the process by which green plants and some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize nutrients from carbon dioxide and water. Photosynthesis in plants generally involves the green pigment chlorophyll and generates oxygen as a by-product.
Appalachia: Appalachia is a cultural region in the Eastern United States that stretches from the Southern Tier of New York to northern Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia
Adirondacks: The Adirondack Mountains
Aquifers: An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, or silt) from which groundwater can be extracted using a water well. The study of water flow in aquifersand the characterization of aquifers is called hydrogeology.
Weirs: A weir is a barrier across a river designed to alter its flow characteristics. In most cases, weirs take the form of obstructions smaller than most conventional dams, pooling water behind them.