Hab.Eq.

English translation: IE (Inhabitant Equivalent)

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Portuguese term or phrase:Hab.Eq.
English translation:IE (Inhabitant Equivalent)
Entered by: Terje Ostgaard

11:28 Apr 7, 2005
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Other / Sewage/waste water treatment
Portuguese term or phrase: Hab.Eq.
Appears on list of data re. waste water treatment works:
Population (Hab. Eq.)
Capitação (L./Hab./dia)
Caudal de Ponta (m3/dia)
etc.
henley
Local time: 20:08
IE (Inhabitant Equivalent)
Explanation:
calculator - Lenntech
... Fill in the amount of nitrogen in your wastewater according to Kjeldahl in
gN/m3:, gN/m3. The Inhabitant Equivalent (IE) of your wastewater is: ...
www.lenntech.com/iecosts.htm
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Terje Ostgaard
Spain
Local time: 21:08
Grading comment
Seems to be right - thanks very much for your help :)
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IE (Inhabitant Equivalent)


Explanation:
calculator - Lenntech
... Fill in the amount of nitrogen in your wastewater according to Kjeldahl in
gN/m3:, gN/m3. The Inhabitant Equivalent (IE) of your wastewater is: ...
www.lenntech.com/iecosts.htm

Terje Ostgaard
Spain
Local time: 21:08
Native speaker of: Norwegian
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Seems to be right - thanks very much for your help :)

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Used correctly, pop. eq. and hab. eq. are not the same thing.

If a sewage treatment plant is designed to handle the waste of a population 100,000 people, say, plus the equivalent waste of 200,000 people produced by industry, then 300,000 is its population equivalent.

If, given the number of times people shower or flush the toilet or produce a can of beans per day, the throughput of the plant is 60 million litres of sewage per day (300,000 x 200 litres), then 200 litres per day is the inhabitant-equivalent production of sewage. This figure will vary from country to country, place to place, depending on weather (temperature), sanitary installations, levels of personal hygiene, water usage by industrial facilities, etc.

"Per capita equivalent" is also said, and probably makes the difference with respect to "population equivalent" clearer.

I don't know if the Portuguese Hab. eq. corresponds to "pop. eq." or "inhabitant (or "per capita") equivalent", but given that your text has capitação in litres per person per day, theoretically Hab. eq. should be "pop. eq.". The capitação would be in "inhabitant/per capita equivalent" (per person).

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