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EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > INORGANIC MATTER

Definition:
Dissolved or particulate substances that are not hydrocarbons or
hydrocarbon derivatives. Variables such as dissolved inorganic matter
(DIM) or particulate inorganic matter (PIM) are included as detailed
variables under inorganic matter.  


Reference:
Adapted from: Webster's College Dictionary. 1991. Random House.