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v. floc·cu·lat·ed, floc·cu·lat·ing, floc·cu·lates
1. To cause (individual particles of clay) to aggregate into clotlike masses or precipitate into small lumps.
2. To cause (clouds) to form fluffy masses.
To form lumpy or fluffy masses.

floc′cu·la′tion n.


The grouping together of colloidal particles to form a precipitate which may float in the liquid.
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Noun1.flocculation - the process of flocculating; forming woolly cloudlike aggregations
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"


n. floculación, precipitación o aglomeración en forma de copos de partículas usualmente invisibles.
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Among his topics are the origin of charge at interfaces and structure of the electrical double layer, Van der Waals attraction, the adsorption of surfactants at the liquid/liquid interface, polymers and polymeric surfactants and their association, and the flocculation of sterically stabilized dispersions.
due to changing rohwasserbeschaffenheiten the establishment of a separate partial flow treatment within the existing filter hall, consisting of a pre-treatment (iron removal and entmanganung) and a subsequent flocculation with subsequent separation via an ultrafiltration membrane is provided.
The dye was removed due to the interaction with the polysaccharide starch and flocculation phenomenon.
Such methods include flocculation, flotation, electro-flocculation, membrane filtration, coagulation, electrochemistry, ion exchange, precipitation, radiation, ozonisation, among others (Srinivasan & Viraraghavan, 2010).
The surface water received at the Simly and Khanpur treatment plants, passes through flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection before reaching the consumers, he added.
electrochemical Fenton process, flocculation and advanced oxidation processes, activated carbon and low cost adsorbent (Eslami et al.
Chain-like flocculation comes into being, and then network structures are formed in the entire liquid.
This leads to the loss of pigment stabilization and flocculation of the colorant or paint pigments leading to an immediate or gradual change in color (Figure 1).
Sludge flocculation can greatly impact the mechanical dewatering, and thus should be the first task for sludge treatment [1-5].
The desired basic oenological characteristics comprise flocculation and high fermentation capacity, low hydrogen sulfide production ([H.
Supplements based on microalgae concentrated by flocculation or centrifugation can be a good alternative and appears to have the potential as replacements for fresh food (Mc Causland et al.