Patent Number: 8,815,101

Title: Sediment removal tank and system

Abstract: This invention relates generally to the field of separation of heterogeneous mixtures and, more particularly to a solid-liquid separating tank and system. A settlement tank including: a tank wall defining a tank inner space; an internal wall structure in the inner space and defining a fluid flow path from a center of the inner space to a fluid outlet at the tank wall; and a plurality of drainage pipes having an open internal end and an outer end connected to a drainage manifold, wherein the open internal end is positioned at a bottom of the inner space to remove gravity decanted sediment and hydrostatically decanted water from the inner space.

Inventors: Brown; Juan (Maturin, VE), Guerrero; Johanna (Ciudad Guayana, VE), Quezada; Alvaro (El Tigrito, VE), Garcia; Lenin (Maturin, VE)

Assignee: Intevep, S.A.

International Classification: B01D 17/028 (20060101); B01D 21/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018