Hydraulic retention time

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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

Time the wastewater takes to pass through the system (WHO 2006).The theoretical amount of time required for a given flow to pass through a unit process. It is calculated by deviding the volume of a unit process by the applied flow rate (Symons et al. 2000). See also hydraulic detention time.

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations


Symons, J. M., Bradley, L. C. Jr. and Cleveland, T. C. 2000. The Drinking Water Dictionary. American Water Works Association WHO (2006) Guidelines for the safe use of wastewater, excreta and greywater


WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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