effluent, wastewater, sewer water(noun)
water mixed with waste matter
Any water that has been used by some human domestic or industrial activity and, because of that, now contains waste products.
Wastewater, also written as waste water, is any water that has been adversely affected in quality by anthropogenic influence. Municipal wastewater is usually conveyed in a combined sewer or sanitary sewer, and treated at a wastewater treatment plant or septic tank. Treated wastewater is discharged into a receiving water via an effluent sewer. Sewage is the subset of wastewater that is contaminated with feces or urine, but is often used to mean any wastewater. Sewage includes domestic, municipal, or industrial liquid waste products disposed of, usually via a pipe or sewer, sometimes in a cesspool emptier. Sewerage is the physical infrastructure, including pipes, pumps, screens, channels etc. used to convey sewage from its origin to the point of eventual treatment or disposal. It is found in all types of sewage treatment, with the exception of septic systems, which treat sewage on-site.
The numerical value of wastewater in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of wastewater in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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Most current wastewater treatment processes do not effectively remove PFASs.
Within this wastewater, we have things like nutrients, and energy that can be extracted from it.
Here in Williston, the growth rate is not predictable, measuring wastewater flow tends to be the most-efficient way to track population.
We don't have overall data on how much injection is going on in this area, but we attribute most of the earthquakes these days to deep injection of produced oil wastewater.
Right now we call it wastewater and we put a ton of energy into cleaning it. But what we want to do in the future and as environmental engineers, we hope to extract value from the process.
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