sediment trap


Also found in: Wikipedia.

sediment trap

[′sed·ə·mənt ‚trap]
(engineering)
A device for measuring the accumulation rate of sediment on the floor of a body of water.

sediment trap

sediment trap, 2
1. A removable device inside the body of a drain; used to trap and retain small solids that pass through the grate. The unwanted solids that have accumulated are disposed of.
2. In a gas supply system, a trap useful in collecting dirt or other foreign material that may be entrained in the gas flow, thus protecting the equipment operating controls.
References in periodicals archive ?
inlet sediment trap 2 ea, type s (reinforced) silt fence 3,350 lf, hay bale check dam 1 ea, 36" hdpe force main - 2,600 lf, 30" x 30" tapping sleeve and valve 1 ea, 3" combination air/vaccum valve with mh 1 ea, demolish and abandon existing air valve manhole, cut, cap, and block 30" force main, cut, cap, and block 30" force main, precast concrete manholes, asphalt resurfacing 2,754 sy, asphalt 2,440 sy.
Sediment trap content was rinsed with distilled water to remove salts, and dried at 60[degrees]C until constant weight was achieved.
Often, widening drainage ditches is inexpensive and also creates a sediment trap and new ecological habitats.
They also used a newly developed robotic Instrument known as a Lagranglan sediment trap to collect particles of sediment, bits of dead algae, and other debris that drifted down from the waters under and around the Iceberg.
Vortsjarv, and as the sediment trap experiments have shown, the major part (up to 96%) of the downward particle flux (including PhPs) is formed of resuspended material (Noges et al.
5: Suspended-sediment concentrations (g/L) in irrigation tailwater at the sediment trap inlet and outlet.
Their topics include photosynthetic pigment concentrations in marine sediments, total protein flux from sediment trap samples, abundance of metazoan meiofauna, benthic bacterial diversity based on cloning and sequencing 16S rRNA genes, and organic carbon remineralization rates in marine surface sediments.
It was also good to see some attention paid to sediment control, as a sediment trap was used to minimize impacts during the construction process and keep sediment from leaving the site.
The sediment trap samples indicated that the subsequent rapid gonadal growth coincided with increased food availability.
Providing a sediment trap outside the navigation channel or harbor area is sometimes feasible under certain specific natural conditions.
Full browser ?