Settling Basins and Terraces for Cattle Manure
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Fast-moving liquids pick up and transport solids, which settle out of the flow when velocity is reduced. Often, settling basins are designed to limit flow velocities to 1.5 feet per second, or less. Settling may remove 35 percent to 60 percent of the solids from a dilute liquid slurry, with as little as 10 minutes detention time (30 to 60 minutes detention time is common).
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