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Particulate matter includes mineral particles such as sand, silt, and clay along with any other trash or other materials floating or suspended in the water. Click here for more information on particulate matter clogging and mitigation of particulate clogging problems.
Biological matter include bacterial slimes, algae, and other organic materials. Click here for more information on biological matter clogging and mitigation of biological matter clogging problems.