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19:37 Jul 3, 2007
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English to English translations [PRO]
Science - Environment & Ecology / grey water recycling methods
English term or phrase: retting container
Case Study to be published in English-speaking country.
I'm doing the revision but would like to check some language issues with you ...

Context:
'Grey water from kitchen processes is first filtered into a retting container and afterwards treated either separately'

I have the impression that there's something wrong here...

Thanks for your time!
xxxamj_services
Germany
Local time: 20:57
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Summary of answers provided
3resting containerDavid Moore
2pre(-)composting container/tank/facility/chamber
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
pre(-)composting container/tank/facility/chamber


Explanation:
This seems to be another name of the contaner (it is Rottebehaelter in German).

Measures for the pre-treatment of brown- and gray water with pre-composting facilities (retting container) can be...
The small amountsof “Rotte” (pre-composted material) are removed from the holding ...
http://tinyurl.com/yo4xyc

A relatively new technology called Rottebehaelter or pre-composting tank,which is usually an underground concrete tank having two filter beds at its bottom or two filter bagsthat are hung side by side and used alternately in an interval of 6-12 month...
http://tinyurl.com/ynqyvo

The brown water can be discharged into the precomposting chamber (Rottebehaelter) having two filter bags hanging side by side in it...
http://tinyurl.com/33shxn


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13 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
resting container


Explanation:
I'm pretty sure, assuming it IS a typo, that this is what is meant; the English is distinctly strange, so I don't see anything at all odd with the writer having used the term instead of "settling container", which IMO would fit perfectly here. A settling container would allow a certain amount of rubbish to fall to the bottom and permit the lighter water to be drawn off for treatment.

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