Drying bed

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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

A bed of sand on which wet sludge is placed for drying (UNEP 2000).

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations

Moisture is removed by evaporation and percolation through the sand bed. Excess water is removed from the base of the bed for further treatment (UNEP 2000).


UNEP (2000) International source book on environmentally sound technologies for wastewater and stormwater management

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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