settleable solids test

settleable solids test

[′sed·əl·ə·bəl ′säl·ədz ‚test]
(civil engineering)
A test used in examination of sewage to help determine the sludge-producing characteristics of sewage; a measurement of the part of the suspended solids heavy enough to settle is made in an Imhoff cone.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.