ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Sedimentation

Gravitational settling of solid particles in a liquid system.

Publication Source: ISPE Baseline® Guide, Vol. 4: Water and Steam Systems (Second Edition)

Publication Date: 2011

Sedimentation

The gravitational settling of solid particles in a liquid system. A primary step in municipal water treatment where water is allowed to stand long enough for solids to settle by gravity.

See also: Settling

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