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comminutor

[kom-uh-noo-ter, -nyoo-] /ˈkɒm əˌnu tər, -ˌnyu-/
noun
1.
a machine that pulverizes solids, as in waste treatment.
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  • Do not run debris through a comminutor and return debris to the treat- ment process.
  • Figure shown to the right is a photograph showing the comminutor multiple knife blades.
  • The sewer enters below the ground surface through an open channel and the comminutor.
  • The broad inclusion of a comminutor element was not considered to be a reference to significant comminutor structure.
  • Pretreatment involves an aerated grit chamber and comminutor.
  • Some operators had so many problems they stopped using the comminutor and allowed unscreened sewage to flow into the ditch.
  • comminutor is a device to catch and shred heavy solid matter at the headworks of the wastewater treatment plant.
  • It also contains a comminutor and an emergency bar screen which is cleaned manually.
  • Some plants use a device known as a comminutor which combines the functions of a screen and a grinder.

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