Gierkelder, gierput, gierkuil

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gierkelder: kelder waarin gier bewaard wordt

(Van Dale Groot Woordenboek van de Nederlandse taal, 14e ed. (2005))
A slurry pit, also known as a farm slurry pit, slurry tank, slurry lagoon or slurry store, is a hole, dam, or circular concrete structure where farmers gather all their animal waste together with other unusable organic matter, such as hay and water run off from washing down dairies, stables, and barns, in order to convert it, over a lengthy period of time, into fertilizer that can eventually be reused on their lands to fertilize crops. The decomposition of this waste material produces deadly gases, making slurry pits potentially lethal without precautions such as the use of a breathing apparatus with air supply.


Dutch[edit | edit source]

  • gierkelder
  • gierput
  • gierkuil

English[edit | edit source]

  • slurry pit, farm slurry pit
  • slurry tank
  • slurry lagoon
  • slurry store
  • liquid manure pit

German[edit | edit source]

  • Güllegrube

Huitenga, T.: Nederlands-Engels Woordenboek voor Landbouwwetenschappen (Numij Leiden)[edit | edit source]

  • GIER I, vale griffon vulture
  • GIER II, - en mengmest, liquid manure and slurry (Am.: slurrey) (semi-liquid manure)
  • GIERKELDER, (voor mengmest) slurry pit, (in Am.) slurrey pit
  • GIERPOMP, (voor mengmest[1]) slurry pump, (in Am.) slurrey pump
  • GIERWAGEN, (voor mengmestwagen) slurry trailer

External links[edit | edit source]

  1. mengsel van vaste mest en urine van dieren