waste product


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waste product

n.
An unusable or unwanted substance or material produced during or as a result of a process, such as metabolism or manufacturing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waste product - any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwantedwaste product - any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted; "they collect the waste once a week"; "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
dross, impurity - worthless or dangerous material that should be removed; "there were impurities in the water"
exhaust, exhaust fumes, fumes - gases ejected from an engine as waste products
body waste, excrement, excreta, excretory product, excretion - waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
filth, skank, crud - any substance considered disgustingly foul or unpleasant
sewage, sewerage - waste matter carried away in sewers or drains
effluent, sewer water, wastewater - water mixed with waste matter
food waste, garbage, refuse, scraps - food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
pollutant - waste matter that contaminates the water or air or soil
rubbish, trash, scrap - worthless material that is to be disposed of
slop - (usually plural) waste water from a kitchen or bathroom or chamber pot that has to be emptied by hand; "she carried out the sink slops"
toxic industrial waste, toxic waste - poisonous waste materials; can cause injury (especially by chemical means)
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Both processes will provide Falconbridge with products from something that until recently had been considered a waste product.
shipping and receiving docks, than it must control and treat storm water runoff streams exactly as any other potentially hazardous waste product.
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Once considered a waste product of birth, umbilical cord blood is now prized as a source of stem cells that can replace the diseased bone marrow of people with leukemia and other illnesses.
Banana fiber paper is made from the plant's stalk, a waste product that often clogs the rivers in which it is dumped.
* segregate foundry and municipal wastes...use monofill sites after establishing acceptable criteria for waste product disposal; monitor water wells for metallic leaching;
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The bacteria were methanogens, which feed on hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and acetate and give off methane gas as a waste product. Since hydrogenosomes, as they generate energy, emit lots of hydrogen, as well as some carbon dioxide and acetate, the methanogens had stumbled upon a feast inside the cell.
The new technique, which uses a biological catalyst, could help reduce the production of ammonium sulfate, by tonnage the chemical industry's number-one waste product, says AlliedSignal's Haya Zemel.
The oil from the cashew nut shell, normally a waste product of the food industry, seemed to hold some potential, so the researchers extracted and tested 16 compounds from it.