Imhoff tank

noun

Im·​hoff tank
ˈimˌhȯf-,
-hōf-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

after Karl Imhoff, born 1876 German engineer

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“Imhoff tank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Imhoff%20tank. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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