Imhoff tank

noun Im·hoff tank \ˈimˌhȯf-, -hōf-\

Definition of Imhoff tank

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of imhoff tank

after Karl Imhoff, born 1876 German engineer

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