Sedimentation (treatment process)
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To remove suspended solids. This has two effects:
- To reduce organic matter and possible toxic material attached to the solids
- Improve efficient and reduce amount of chemicals needed in downstream treatment processes.
The process uses a large tank. The tank is large enough that the water flow is very slow. This causes suspended solids to settle on the bottom. These settled solids are then occassional removed.