settling pond

settling pond

[′set·liŋ ‚pänd]
(mining engineering)
A natural or artificial pond for recovering the solids from an effluent.
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The clay slurry is pumped to a settling pond, and the phosphate is sent to a chemical processing plant where it is processed for use in fertilizer and other products.
Three months before Matugas wrote the letter, SMGC had been suspended following the discovery by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources that the Chinese firm had built a giant settling pond on the shoreline to act as a last-stage siltation control facility.
Not only can I see the sediment on the inside of the setting pond, I can see if that settling pond has leached its contents into the ground," Tisseur said.
Study the distribution of metals Cr, Fe, Mn and Co performed on settling ponds (settling pond)-dimensional cube with a relatively flat contour in order to facilitate the flow of water in and out.
A settling pond is a reservoir where all storm water and wastewater is directed into and stored until the solids settle to the bottom.
One hundred years ago, it served as a source of water for irrigation and livestock, but it has long been a settling pond in the middle of the campus storm water drainage system, preventing silt running off the roads in the campus from destroying a swamp on the other side of the football field.
He was once escorted off a paper mill property when he was found taking samples at a settling pond.
Ritzman said his department informed the DEQ, as is required by law, when a settling pond became too full of sediment, causing water to overflow into the creek.
were the first to develop a microbial fuel cell (MFC) that is able to generate electricity while cleaning domestic wastewater from the settling pond of a sewage treatment plant.
According to the engineers, MFC has so far produced between 10 and 50 milliwatts of power per square meter of electrode surface -- or about five percent of the electricity needed to run one mini-Christmas tree light -- while removing up to 78 percent of organic matter in wastewater skimmed from the settling pond of a treatment plant.
At Orenco Station in Hillsboro, using the underground StormFilter rather than building a settling pond freed up acres of high-priced land for commercial development, saving the developer $740,000.
5 miles from the pump house to the facility's settling pond.