flocculation


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flocculation

 [flok″u-la´shun]
the formation of a precipitate or agglomerate in the form of downy tufts or floccules.
flocculation test any serologic test in which flocculation takes place; usually applied to a variant form of the precipitin reaction.

floc·cu·la·tion

(flok'yū-lā'shŭn), Do not confuse this word with floccillation.
Precipitation from solution in the form of fleecy masses; the process of becoming flocculent.
Synonym(s): flocculence

flocculation

/floc·cu·la·tion/ (flok″u-la´shun) a colloid phenomenon in which the disperse phase separates in discrete, usually visible, particles rather than congealing into a continuous mass, as in coagulation.

flocculate, flocculation

floc·cu·la·tion

(flok'yū-lā'shŭn)
Precipitation from solution in the form of fleecy masses; the process of becoming flocculent.

flocculation

a colloid phenomenon in which the disperse phase separates in discrete, usually visible, particles rather than in a continuous mass, as in coagulation.
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The mixture was placed on orbital shaking and the flocculation was observed at various intervals of time results are shown in Figure 4.
3) reveal a comparison of COD removal in coagulation and flocculation (65%), in oxidation (87.
Based on previous discussions, it can be concluded that the yield stress of MRF is depended on the structural strength of flocculation structures formed during magnetic agglomeration.
Additionally, a possible sludge flocculation process for PADA was proposed to explain the effects of amphoteric properties of PADA on the sludge flocculation.
Spontaneous flocculation capacity was evaluated visually by the occurrence or absence of precipitation in the test tubes during 4 days.
This procedure was conducted before and after flocculation and once a week on samples stored at each of the temperatures, until the end of the experiment.
Depletion flocculation can occur at relatively high concentrations of polymer when the associative interactions for the particle surfaces are weak.
This is to extend the results of pure montmorillonite-PAM or kaolinite-PAM interactions to whole soils with similar clay minerals and to compare the differences in clay flocculation behaviours in response to PAM addition in the two distinct systems.
Flocculation is a common separation improvement technique to improve water recycle and control fines accumulations.
c] values: 1,000; 1,500 and 2,000 during the electrodissolution stage and its effect on the flocculation stage.