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(Chemistry) a substance added to a suspension to enhance aggregation of the suspended particles


(ˈflɒk yə lənt)

a chemical for flocculating suspended particles.
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Supply of flocculants for sludge dewatering in the erfurt sewage treatment plant, 200 t of flocculants, in powder form for sludge dewatering (ew) in partial quantities.
He said that the plant was operating an older, existing clarifier and even after some experimentation with flocculants, results remained inconsistent.
However, Hi-line says its ConSEP range of condensate cleaners treat the condensate with flocculants and activated carbon in an adsorption phase and this purifies the condensate, so providing a clean water solution which is clean enough to supersede local water authority regulations which stipulate a contaminant content of less than 5mg/litre.
The company's extensive product portfolio includes polymer stabilisers, alkyl phenols and alkyl cresols, PVC stabilisers, plasticisers, tin intermediates, polyurethanes, SAP and flocculants.
ZEI) is working with Matee to provide an automatic system for the preparation, dosing and metering of flocculants.
The commonly used chemicals are biocides, antifoams, coagulants, flocculants, disinfectants, oxidants, scale inhibitors, and pH conditioners.
Global mining chemicals market is projected to witness development on account of lessening ore quality, which has bound metal extraction companies to use flocculants, frothers, flotation collectors, grinding aids and solvent extract ants.
ClickPress, Wed May 20 2015] Specialty Mining Chemicals Market by Functionality (Grinding Aids, Flocculants, Solvent Extractants, Frothers, and Collectors) & Geography - Global Market Trends & Forecasts to 2019
These methods are usually based on sequestrants, flocculants, or surfactants which extract the hydrocarbons for transport to some other site.
Hydrophobically modified polyacrylamide (PAM), containing a small number of hydrophobic groups in the polymer molecular chain, is one kind of flocculants which is widely applied in the wastewater treatment.
The Dura range is well established in the wastewater industry for the dosing of treatment chemicals such as lime, sodium hydroxide, polymers and flocculants.
The British author explains the chemical foundations for water and gas control, scale control, asphaltene control, acid stimulation, sand control, corrosion control during production, gas hydrate control, wax control, demulsifiers, foam control, flocculants, biocides, scavengers, and drag-reducing agents.