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English translation: sledge from sewers / discharge from sewers

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03:55 Sep 3, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: boues de curage / dechets de curage
Installation de traitement et de valorisation des boues de curage (par lavage avec lixiviats)
Technical water treatment text.
Probably the sludge remaining after flushing or cleaning of the system (?). Is there a precise term? needed urgently. Thanks
ANNE FOX
English translation:sledge from sewers / discharge from sewers
Explanation:
This is the way I would translate the phrases.
Please see the following site for more reading :
www.pollutec.com/exhibitors/2000/7/782.htm
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Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 14:27
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Many thanks - thanks also for providing the reference, especially on a Sunday
AF
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Summary of answers provided
nasewer (sewage) wasterichard riewer
nabottoms/sludge, cleaning wastejohn rock
nasee below
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nasledge from sewers / discharge from sewersTelesforo Fernandez


  

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sledge from sewers / discharge from sewers


Explanation:
This is the way I would translate the phrases.
Please see the following site for more reading :
www.pollutec.com/exhibitors/2000/7/782.htm


    Reference: http://www.pollutec.com/exhibitors/2000/7/782.htm
Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 14:27
PRO pts in pair: 216
Grading comment
Many thanks - thanks also for providing the reference, especially on a Sunday
AF

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Heathcliff
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2 hrs
see below


Explanation:
BOUES
(sea, canals) = sludge
(deposit) = sediment
(sewage) = (sewage) sludge

CURAGE
(tanks, drains) = clearing-out, cleaning-out
(well) = cleaning-out

DECHETS = waste

Thus, it depends what is being cleaned out/cleared out, you can refer to the 'boues' as 'sludge' or 'sediment'. You could probably even refer to it as 'deposit' or 'waste'.

Hope this helps a little.

Nikki


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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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3 hrs
bottoms/sludge, cleaning waste


Explanation:
Boues de curage - sludge
It looks like you are dealing with a chemical treatment process, and in order to dump the processing chemicals they have to be precipitated as sludge, and later cleaned out.
Dechets - usually refers more to solid waste, but can be applied to liquid.

john rock
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4 hrs
sewer (sewage) waste


Explanation:
sewer waste is an all-encompassing word used to describe the muck
flowing beneath our feet, streets and homes.


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