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Water Glossary - Q

  • Qualitative water assessment: Analyses of water used to discribe the visible or aestetic charcteristics of water.

  • Quantitative water assessment: Use of analyses of water properties and concentrations of compounds and contaminants in order to define water quality.

  • Quarry water: The moisture content of freshly quarried stone, esp. If porous.

  • Quicksilver water: A solution of mercury nitrate used in gilding.

  • Quickwater: The part of a stream that has a strong current; an artificial current or bubbling patch of water just astern of a moving boat.

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