settling basin


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settling basin

[′set·liŋ ‚bās·ən]
(civil engineering)
An artificial trap designed to collect suspended stream sediment before discharge of the stream into a reservoir.
(industrial engineering)
A sedimentation area designed to remove pollutants from factory effluents.

settling basin

A basin, in a water conduit, which allows suspended debris, sand, etc., to settle.
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By components, aquaponics market is segmented into rearing tanks, settling basin, sump, biofilter, and hydroponics.
The Leesburg permit enables the discharge of treated process water and storm water from four concrete-lined settling basins, flows from which enter a small fore-bay settling basin connected to the main pond.
In July 2000, Syncrude started depositing tailings in the Aurora Settling Basin located around 75 kilometers north of Fort MacMurray, Alberta.
A slight gradual decrease in calcium concentration was observed along the 19 sampling sites with the exception of a 30% decrease between sites 12 and 13, the location of a large settling basin. When a lake-fed pool/fountain, designed to supplement the stream flow was turned on, only a 7% decrease in calcium concentration was observed.
upstream down-stream and settling basin to guarantee that lesser velocities will be maintained all over the settling chamber for the safe retention of the sediments in the settling basin and removal of desired sediment particle sizes to check the removal efficiency.
Three tenders for the supply & erection of (a) 20 gearboxes for the aeration units at El Berka treatment station, (b) wheels for the primary and secondary settling basin bridges at Shoubra El Kheima treatment station, also (c) different type & size valves for lifting stations in New Cairo City.
"The commission raises the issue that the company should urgently make settling basin for water cleaning to avoid pollution of rivers," Osmonbek Artykbaev said.
The system included a 2.7 [m.sup.2] concrete settling basin, two 5 [micro]m-capacity filter cartridges (10 inch Big Blue[TM]), and a wet/dry trickle filter with 405 [m.sup.2] [m.sup.-3] of substrate area (Ultra Fibra, Mexico).
Most of the water discharged into trenches and returned to a large settling basin for re-use.
Rain runoff from eight pens flows into a settling basin at the base of the feedlot.
Samples of the fly ash were collected from an upper layer of the coal-ash settling basin in Krasna nad Hornadom, homogenized and dried to have the 0.5 wt% water content.
From February to September of 1999 and 2000, water samples were collected monthly from the EPS at the backwash splitter box (1), outlet of the south settling basin (2), both ends of the stream (3 and 4) and outlet of the wetland cell (5).