settling pond

settling pond

[′set·liŋ ‚pänd]
(mining engineering)
A natural or artificial pond for recovering the solids from an effluent.
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Moreover, entities involved in coal-underpinned ventures will also need to "construct and maintain settling pond with appropriate drainage system to capture run-off coal and other operational spoils."
But during the years of its existence, the commission constructed five reservoirs, a settling pond, seven filters and two clear water basins.
In the side of the PVC pipe aligned with the settling pond (see Step 2), drill a hole large enough to insert the 2-inch connecting PVC pipe.
The clay slurry is pumped to a settling pond, and the phosphate is sent to a chemical processing plant where it is processed for use in fertilizer and other products.
Some of the formed CaC[O.sub.3] can be found in the settling pond. Therefore, that part is taken as the amount of CaC[O.sub.3] formed in the settling pond.
Three months before Matugas wrote the letter, SMGC had been suspended following the discovery by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources that the Chinese firm had built a giant settling pond on the shoreline to act as a last-stage siltation control facility.
Ni communality value (0.109), Fe (0.944), Cr (0.920) and Co (918), indicates that the change of Ni laterisasi ultramafic rocks and settling ponds (settling pond) is relatively weak compared to Fe, Co, Cr relatively strong.
A settling pond is a reservoir where all storm water and wastewater is directed into and stored until the solids settle to the bottom.
One hundred years ago, it served as a source of water for irrigation and livestock, but it has long been a settling pond in the middle of the campus storm water drainage system, preventing silt running off the roads in the campus from destroying a swamp on the other side of the football field.
He was once escorted off a paper mill property when he was found taking samples at a settling pond."
The office reported regular surveillance tests had identified the virus at the Ming Dynasty Fish and Shrimp farm in Kahuku, Oahu, within "an above-ground concrete pond", with "confirmatory samples" retrieved from a "discharge settling pond".
Ritzman said his department informed the DEQ, as is required by law, when a settling pond became too full of sediment, causing water to overflow into the creek.