Imhoff tank

noun
Im·​hoff tank | \ ˈimˌhȯf-, -hōf- \

Definition of Imhoff tank

: 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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History and Etymology for Imhoff tank

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 23 Oct. 2020.

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