Detention Time

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Detention Time?

1. The theoretical calculated time required for a small amount of water to pass through a tank at a given rate of flow. 2. The actual time that a small amount of water is in a settling basin, flocculating basin, or rapid-mix chamber. 3. In storage reservoirs, the length of time water will be held before being used.

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Disinfectant Time   Holding Time   Lifetime Average Daily Dose   Lifetime Exposure   Real-Time Monitoring   Time-weighted Average TWA   
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