Deflocculate - definition of deflocculate by The Free Dictionary
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1. (Chemistry) to disperse, forming a colloid or suspension
2. (Chemistry) to prevent flocculation of (a colloid or suspension)
Past participle: deflocculated
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in dairy-processing wastewater have the potential to deflocculate
clays because of the high sodium adsorption ratio and to reduce infiltration (Lieffering and McLay 1996; Balks et al.
Polyphosphates and other chemical additives that tend to deflocculate
the soil can reduce permeability for the purpose of obtaining a seal.
After incorporating all the pigment, the premix was blended for 10 min to deflocculate
Sediments were sieved and processed with acids and bases to deflocculate
the sediment and eliminate silica and other mineral matter.