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The Clarification of Liquids by the Process of Tanking

Nature volume 85, page 308 (05 January 1911) | Download Citation

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I SHALL be glad if any of your readers can give me information upon the following problem. In the clarification of liquids by the process of tanking, the settled clear liquid is drawn off from a tap situated on the side of the tank above the muddy layer. When the tap is turned on, does only the liquid above the tap run out or does some of the liquid below the tap run out also? In the special case of tanking oils, there is very little difference in specific gravity between the upper clear layer and the lower muddy layer. Further, how should the outlet be fitted so that on running out the upper layer the lower should remain least disturbed?

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  1. Preston Brook, near Warrington, December 22, 1910.

    • ROWLAND A. EARP

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