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floc·cu·late

(flok'yū-lāt),
To become flocculent.

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floc·cu·late

(flok'yū-lāt)
To become flocculent.
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This result is consistent with the findings of Peng and Di (1994), who reported that the optimal pH for flocculating kaolinite was 5-6.
1] molecular weight was statistically more effective in flocculating clay than the PAM with 18% CD.
This theoretical analysis provides a very important conclusion: the settling velocities of the flocs created at high concentrations of a flocculating chemical (F) are well below [absolute value of [V.
Graft copolymers are efficient and shear stable drag reducing and flocculating agents.
Grafted polysaccharides are shear stable, efficient flocculating agents and settling aids for industrial effluent treatment and mineral processing.
The coefficient of K was based on the ratio of the dispersive powers (reciprocal of flocculating powers) of Na and K, and the coefficient of Mg was based on the ratio of flocculating powers of Ca and Mg.
A careful analysis of the flocculation adsorption results for the guar gum-illite system reveals that the polymer is most effective in flocculating the mineral when its adsorption density is only a fraction (less than 50%) of the saturation density, regardless of the ionic strength of the mineral suspensions.
Nonetheless, Rengasamy and Sumner (1998), in their study on flocculating and dispersive powers of cations, found that potassium is not equivalent to sodium in causing clay dispersion in soils.
In this case, however, the salinity is dominated by Na salts so that the dispersive effect of Na ostensibly overrides the flocculating tendency associated with a high electrolyte concentration.
In order to accurately predict the effect of the mixture of different cations on soil stability and hydraulic properties, the equivalence-type approaches could be used to quantify the relative flocculating effect of [Ca.
The remainder (heavy fraction) was washed and separated into <2 [micro]m, 2-60 [micro]m and >60 [micro]m fractions by repeatedly dispersing in water, centrifuging and sedimentation, and then flocculating by freezing and thawing.