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Descriptor English: Septic Tanks
Descriptor Spanish: Fosas Sépticas
Descriptor Portuguese: Fossas Sépticas
Descriptor French: Fosses Septiques
Entry term(s): Cesspools
Septic Chambers
Septic Ditches
Septic Tank
Septic Trenches
Tree number(s): SP4.031.100.200.307.808
Scope note: 1. A sedimentation and digestion unit, generally closed with horizontal and continuos flow; its velocity and retention time must allow the sedimentation of suspended matter on the bottom where they are kept and transformed into mineralized, liquid or gaseous substances by anaerobic decomposition. 2. Ditch excavated in the ground or underground tank, where partial anaerobic decomposition of domestic sewage is promoted, through fermentation and moisture loss. (Free translation from the original: Brasil. Agência Nacional de Águas, 2014)
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CL classification
EC economics
EH ethnology
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
PC prevention & control
PL policies
SN statistics & numerical data
Related: Anaerobic Digestion DeCS
Digesters DeCS
Imhoff Tanks DeCS
Percolation DeCS
DeCS ID: 25558
Unique ID: DDCS025558
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Septic Tanks - Preferred
Concept UI FD00058419
Scope note 1. A sedimentation and digestion unit, generally closed with horizontal and continuos flow; its velocity and retention time must allow the sedimentation of suspended matter on the bottom where they are kept and transformed into mineralized, liquid or gaseous substances by anaerobic decomposition. 2. Ditch excavated in the ground or underground tank, where partial anaerobic decomposition of domestic sewage is promoted, through fermentation and moisture loss. (Free translation from the original: Brasil. Agência Nacional de Águas, 2014)
Preferred term Septic Tanks
Entry term(s) Cesspools
Septic Chambers
Septic Ditches
Septic Tank
Septic Trenches



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