settling basin


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settling basin

[′set·liŋ ‚bās·ən]
(civil engineering)
An artificial trap designed to collect suspended stream sediment before discharge of the stream into a reservoir.
(industrial engineering)
A sedimentation area designed to remove pollutants from factory effluents.

settling basin

A basin, in a water conduit, which allows suspended debris, sand, etc., to settle.
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The maintenance service must be carried out in 3 months, it includes: - plucking (estimated at 15 t), cleaning (estimated at 2,500 t) and planting of lagoon 3 (about 5,000 plants), - repair of leaks observed along the wall of lagoon 3, - revegetation of the embankment located at the level of localized riprap between the settling basin and the surrounding wall, - waste disposal.
The Leesburg permit enables the discharge of treated process water and storm water from four concrete-lined settling basins, flows from which enter a small fore-bay settling basin connected to the main pond.
In July 2000, Syncrude started depositing tailings in the Aurora Settling Basin located around 75 kilometers north of Fort MacMurray, Alberta.
upstream down-stream and settling basin to guarantee that lesser velocities will be maintained all over the settling chamber for the safe retention of the sediments in the settling basin and removal of desired sediment particle sizes to check the removal efficiency.
Three tenders for the supply & erection of (a) 20 gearboxes for the aeration units at El Berka treatment station, (b) wheels for the primary and secondary settling basin bridges at Shoubra El Kheima treatment station, also (c) different type & size valves for lifting stations in New Cairo City.
The commission raises the issue that the company should urgently make settling basin for water cleaning to avoid pollution of rivers," Osmonbek Artykbaev said.
Most of the water discharged into trenches and returned to a large settling basin for re-use.
Rain runoff from eight pens flows into a settling basin at the base of the feedlot.
From February to September of 1999 and 2000, water samples were collected monthly from the EPS at the backwash splitter box (1), outlet of the south settling basin (2), both ends of the stream (3 and 4) and outlet of the wetland cell (5).
The overflow liquid from the settling basin is then pumped to the covered lagoon anaerobic digester.
EWEB is adding a third settling basin at Hayden Bridge that will hold an additional 12 million gallons, he said.
Beef cattle feedlots often use a lagoon or settling basin with vegetative filter strips to reduce pollutant concentrations and transport to surface water bodies (Vanderholm and Dickey, 1980; Young et al.