imhoff tank

imhoff tank
\\ˈimˌhȯf-, -hōf-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized I
Etymology: after Karl Imhoff b1876 German engineer
: a tank for sewage clarification consisting of an upper or sedimentation chamber with sloping floor leading to slots through which the solids settle to the lower sludge-digestion chamber

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