Glossary

Adsorption :

The adhesion of molecules or bodies to the surfaces of solids. Pollutants can be adsorbed to the surface of the particles.

Activated carbon :

A highly porous form of carbon, obtained by heating organic substances at very high temperatures (bitumen, coal, wood, peat) and capable of adsorbing particles or microorganisms such as bacteria.

AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) :

Financial Markets Authority – Independent public institution in France responsible for establishing the regulations governing the markets and the ethics of regulated markets, as well as for monitoring the markets and protecting investor and shareholder rights.