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 (ĭn′flo͞o-ənt, ĭn-flo͞o′-)
Flowing in or into.
An inflow, especially a tributary.

[Middle English, from Latin īnfluēns, īnfluent-, present participle of īnfluere, to flow in; see influence.]


flowing in
1. something flowing in, esp a tributary
2. (Environmental Science) ecology an organism that has a major effect on the nature of its community


(ˈɪn flu ənt)

1. flowing in.
2. a tributary.
3. Ecol. an animal, plant, fungus, etc., that has an important effect on the biotic balance in a community.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin influere to flow in]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.influent - flowing inward
incoming - arriving at a place or position; "incoming class"; "incoming mail"
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This project includes the design and construction of new influent grinder and screw conveyor at the Elysian and Raspberry-Selma Wastewater Treatment Facilities.
Results showed that when the mean concentration of the ammonia nitrogen in the influent increased from 95.
As illustrated in Figure 1, the influent sewage comes into an anoxic (no oxygen) zone.
The influent was subjected to settling in an underground tank.
General condition for ASP requires balanced influent degradable matter expressed as chemical oxygen demand (COD), total kjeldahl nitrogen and phosphorus (C:N:P) to be in the ration of 100:5:1, so as to provide an enabling medium for the microorganisms to accomplish effective biological treatment [12, 13].
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The systems employ unique hydraulic design and advanced automation and controls, which allow the systems to adapt to variable influent quality and fouling conditions in real-time.
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A typical biogas plant consists of a digester where the anaerobic fermentation takes place, a gasholder for collecting the biogas, the input-output units for feeding the influent and storing the effluent respectively, and a gas distribution system.
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