Hardinge thickener

Hardinge thickener

[′här·diŋ ′thik·ən·ər]
(engineering)
A machine for removing the maximum amount of liquid from a mixture of liquid and finally divided solids by allowing the solids to settle out on the bottom as sludge while the liquid overflows at the top.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.