What is effluent?

  • (noun): Water mixed with waste matter.
    Synonyms: wastewater, sewer water
    See also — Additional definitions below


Effluent is an outflowing of water or gas from a natural body of water, or from a human-made structure.

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Some articles on effluent:

Arcata Wastewater Treatment Plant And Wildlife Sanctuary - Conventional Pollutants or Wetland Detritus
... Individuals who value wetland environments may not realize the effluent characteristics necessary for release of treated wastewater to Humboldt Bay ... because of an absence of significant research on wildlife exposure to partially treated effluent and to potential accumulation of chemicals being removed from effluent in wetland ... surface area of treatment ponds and marshes increases the volume of effluent discharged from the wetland treatment system to as much as 16.5 million US gallons (62,000 m3) per day ...
Sewage Treatment Plants - Treatment in The Receiving Environment - Effects On Biology
... effects on the biological life in the water in contact with the effluent ... aerobic bodies of water usually 1–2 meters in depth that receive effluent from sedimentation tanks or other forms of primary treatment ... are similar to oxidation ponds but receive effluent from an oxidation pond or from a plant with an extended mechanical treatment ...
... Effluent is an outflowing of water or gas from a natural body of water, or from a human-made structure ... Effluent is defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as “wastewater - treated or untreated - that flows out of a treatment plant, sewer ... The Compact Oxford English Dictionary defines effluent as “liquid waste or sewage discharged into a river or the sea” ...
Dirty Dairying - Prosecutions
... involving 300 charges were made for unlawful discharges of dairy effluent ... the Resource Management Act for unauthorised effluent discharges ... was handed down to the Crafars and their sharemilker in 2010 for allowing effluent to enter a waterway near the town of Bulls ...
Effluent Spreading
... Effluent spreading is a process in which a slurry of effluent from a dairy farm's milking parlor is pumped and spread on pasture ... In New Zealand the application of effluent is a permitted activity, although spreading in excess is an environmental hazard ...

More definitions of "effluent":

  • (adj): That is flowing outward.
    Synonyms: outflowing

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    Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society.
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911–1978)