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English translation: low density material skimmer

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German term or phrase:Leichtstoffabscheider
English translation:low density material skimmer
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05:56 Oct 21, 2000
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German term or phrase: Komplett-Service für Leichtstoffabscheider
Es handelst sich hierbei um den Service eines Müllentsorgungsunternehmens, z.B. einer Stadtreinigung. Ich vermute, dass Leichtstoffabscheider irgendwelche leichtgiftigen Materialen sind, die die Organisation entsorgt. Ich wüßte gern, ob es für diese Dienstleistung auf Englisch einen Begriff gibt.
Im Voraus vielen Dank!
Rainer Chatterjee
Local time: 10:12
complete low density material skimmer service
Explanation:
"Leichtstoff" is "light-density material" according to Ernst.

At this site, they show a "Leichtstoffabschneider" to be a skimmer that removes pollutants or contaminants that float on water.

http://www.asatechnik.de/deutsch/produkte/entlast.htm

Here at this site they refer to such a gizmo for private use where one washes his car. This could mean that your disposal company comes around and collects the goo from the skimmer tank.

This English site shows "skimmer" as the right term:

http://www.cep.unep.org/pubs/techreports/tr40en/appendixd.ht...

Elsewhere, at this site the same people also talk of skimming oil:

http://www.cep.unep.org/pubs/techreports/tr40en/chapter4.htm...
"Skimming Oily Wastewater" (Hobson, T. 1996) emphasises the benefits of oil skimming. It is useful not only as a pre-treatment step, but can stand alone as a treatment process in light of recent advances in skimming technology. The author discusses design conditions and criteria such as reservoir design, turbulence, reservoir depth, and skimmer media. "
With the query "low density material skimmer", you can see 300+ more sites on the subject.

I would write just that, "low density material skimmer", in my translation.

- HTH - Dan
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Dan McCrosky
Local time: 10:12
Grading comment
dear dan

thanks a lot. your explanation was most helplul.


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Summary of answers provided
nacomplete low (or light) density material skimmer serviceDan McCrosky
nacomplete low density material skimmer serviceDan McCrosky
natyping error?buckel


  

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35 mins
typing error?


Explanation:
I haven't really got a clue, but Leuchtstoff springs to mind, I know from living in Germany that neon lights etc have to collected separately, but that of course does not help with the abscheider part (generally - separator)

Yours, not very helpfully, Mike Harold

buckel
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39 mins
complete low density material skimmer service


Explanation:
"Leichtstoff" is "light-density material" according to Ernst.

At this site, they show a "Leichtstoffabschneider" to be a skimmer that removes pollutants or contaminants that float on water.

http://www.asatechnik.de/deutsch/produkte/entlast.htm

Here at this site they refer to such a gizmo for private use where one washes his car. This could mean that your disposal company comes around and collects the goo from the skimmer tank.

This English site shows "skimmer" as the right term:

http://www.cep.unep.org/pubs/techreports/tr40en/appendixd.ht...

Elsewhere, at this site the same people also talk of skimming oil:

http://www.cep.unep.org/pubs/techreports/tr40en/chapter4.htm...
"Skimming Oily Wastewater" (Hobson, T. 1996) emphasises the benefits of oil skimming. It is useful not only as a pre-treatment step, but can stand alone as a treatment process in light of recent advances in skimming technology. The author discusses design conditions and criteria such as reservoir design, turbulence, reservoir depth, and skimmer media. "
With the query "low density material skimmer", you can see 300+ more sites on the subject.

I would write just that, "low density material skimmer", in my translation.

- HTH - Dan


Dan McCrosky
Local time: 10:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1541
Grading comment
dear dan

thanks a lot. your explanation was most helplul.


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Anthony Frey
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8 hrs
complete low (or light) density material skimmer service


Explanation:
There was a typo in my first answer, but not in the references. They even use the Engleutsch word "Skimmung":

http://www.asatechnik.de/deutsch/produkte/entlast.htm


I also forgot to add the second German reference URL about the car wash:


http://www.hamburg.de/Behoerden/Umweltbehoerde/infozentrum/i...

I still feel the English and German sites are talking about the same process and suggest the translation: "complete low (or light) density material skimmer service".

- Dan



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