degritting

degritting

[dē′grid·iŋ]
(chemical engineering)
Removal of fine solid particles (grit) from a liquid carrier by gravity separation (settling) or centrifugation.
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Finham currently consists of two separate inlet works, at the Sherbourne and the Sowe, each providing screening and degritting treatment before combining and passing forward to two separate primary sedimentation streams.
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One year after start-up of the centrifuges, the plant began to operate with the primary solids degritting and grinding facility.