Definition of activated sludge in English:

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activated sludge

noun

Aerated sewage containing aerobic microorganisms that help to break it down.
Example sentences
  • Waste water is purified in that an aerated mixture of waste water with activated sludge is degassed before being discharged into the secondary settling basin.
  • Enzymatic reduction of Cr by hexavalent Cr-tolerant Pseudomonas ambigua G - 1 isolated from activated sludge has been reported.
  • The most common is activated sludge, a process in which microbes, also known as biomass, are allowed to feed on organic matter in the wastewater.

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Syllabification: ac·ti·vat·ed sludge

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