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settling tank

a tank for holding liquid until particles suspended in it settle.
Origin of settling tank
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It is combined with a settling tank to gather particles of stock.

    Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett
  • The stock is steamed out into a settling tank and allowed to settle over night, after which it is pumped into the soap kettle.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • The lower end of this drain discharges into a cesspool, or settling tank, or into a stream, as local conditions permit.

    Rural Hygiene Henry N. Ogden
  • If an ordinary sink is used, a settling tank should be placed under it, as shown in Figure 75.

  • After the wort had been pumped from the kettle its course was followed through the hop jack over the coolers to the settling tank.

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