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Source: OG

Level: 4

Snowmaking machines work by spraying a mist that freezes immediately on contact with cold air. Because the sudden freezing kills bacteria, QuickFreeze is planning to market a wastewater purification system that works on the same principle. The process works only when temperatures are cold, however, so municipalities using it will still need to maintain a conventional system.

Which of the following, if true, provides the strongest grounds for a prediction that municipalities will buy QuickFreeze's purification system despite the need to maintain a conventional purification system as well?

  • A Bacteria are not the only impurities that must be removed from wastewater.
  • B Many municipalities have old wastewater purification systems that need to be replaced.
  • C Conventional wastewater purification systems have not been fully successful in killing bacteria at cold temperatures.
  • D During times of warm weather, when it is not in use, QuickFreeze's purification system requires relatively little maintenance.
  • E Places where the winters are cold rarely have a problem of water shortage.

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