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trickle away

[for a liquid] to seep or dribble away. All the water trickled away down the drain. After the last of the spilled milk had trickled away, Timmy began to cry.
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trickle down

 (to someone or something)
1. Lit. [for a liquid] to seep or dribble downward to reach someone or something. The water trickled down the wall to the floor. It trickled down very slowly.
2. Fig. [for something] to be distributed to someone or something in little bits at a time. The results of the improved economy trickled down to people at lower-income levels. Information about what happened finally trickled down to me.
See also: down, trickle

trickle in

 (to something)
1. Lit. [for a liquid] to seep or dribble into something or a place. Some of the rainwater trickled into my car through a leak. It trickled in during the night.
2. Fig. [for someone or something] to come into something or a place, a few at a time. The audience trickled into the hall little by little. They trickled in over a period of an hour or more.
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trickle out

 (of something)
1. Lit. [for a liquid] to leak or dribble out of something or a place. The oil trickled out of the engine little by little. It trickled out and made a puddle on the floor.
2. Fig. [for someone or something] to go out of something or a place, a few at a time. The dissatisfied members of the audience trickled out of the theater three and four at a time. They trickled out as the evening wore on.
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trickle through

 (something)
1. Lit. [for a liquid] to seep through something. The water trickled through the cracked windowpane. They taped the glass, but the water trickled through anyway.
2. Fig. [for someone or something] to move through something little by little. The people trickled through the door into the store in far smaller numbers than we had expected. They trickled through very slowly.
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trickle down

v.
To diffuse downward through some hierarchical structure: The sociology professor believed that money rarely trickles down from the owners of capital to the workers who toil in the factories.
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2] have shown that high rate tertiary nitrification could be achieved in cross- flow media trickling filters.
The selected biological wastewater treatment plant is based on the so-called combined conventional activated sludge and trickling filter having the following components as shown in Fig.
Trickling filter for nitrification of sludge liquor and internal recirculation
As further main target is the complete denitrification of nitrate which is produced in the trickling filters and transferred in to aeration tanks by a recirculation flow.
In order to achieve partial nitrification trickling filters are employed, which provide the following main advantages compared to other systems:
Trickling filters are employed for nitrification of ammonia contained in the highly concentrated filtrate from sludge dewatering.
Beside the transfer of ammonia to the trickling filters, the recirculation of final clarifier effluent also serves for dilution of the sludge dewatering filtrate in order to provide sufficient alkalinity in the trickling filters.
Weir lengths are sized so about 70 percent of the influent flow is routed to the new activated sludge plant and 30 percent to the existing trickling filter plant.
The remaining flows not entering the activated sludge package plant are directed to the trickling filter plant.
Trickling filter influent and effluent analysis results indicate that the equation of the National Research Council provided an accurate prediction of effluent [BOD.
The trickling filter has a vitrified clay block under-drainage system.
Flows from the activated sludge plant enter the inlet well by gravity, and the trickling filter plant effluent is pumped.
The digester receives primary sludge, trickling filter waste secondary sludge, and waste activated sludge.
FY 16/17 Trickling Filter Pump Station Repainting ($59,000)
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