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floc

 (flŏk)
n.
A flocculent mass formed in a fluid through precipitation or aggregation of suspended particles.

[Short for flocculus.]

floc

(flɒk)
n
(Chemistry) another word for floccule
[C20: from Latin floccus a tuft of wool, flock2]

floc

(flɒk)

n.
a tuftlike mass, as in a chemical precipitate.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.floc - a small loosely aggregated mass of flocculent material suspended in or precipitated from a liquid
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
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The FLOC has been successful in the laboratory, but its currently too bulky for most commercial uses.
In addition, the floc size distribution (PSD) and average particle size in mixed liquor of both MBRs were measured using particle size analyzer as shown in Fig.
After neutralization, the particles bind together to form aggregates of flocs, resulting inpollutant removal.
This diameter is actually smaller than the initial bundles in the as-received SWNTs; one explanation is that the flocculated structure limits the reformation of bundles due to transport and rearrangement of the SWNTs that are initially bound by the floc.
Then the system injects ultrafine sand that binds to floc and drags it to the bottom of a tube-lined tank.
At the end of the mixing period, the floc was allowed to settle for about 30 minutes.
The WHO has documented that numerous natural substances, in addition to tree bark, which are effective as flocs.
The zeta potential of waters flowing into the plant affects the formation of floc following the rapid mix or flocculation step in the treatment process.
In answer to this trend come Pocketflops--from Floc Designs, Culver City, Calif.
First, magnetic power and flocculation agents are added to seawater in a high/low-speed roiling tank, and the water is roiled to form magnetized floc measuring around 1mm consisting of plankton, bacteria, mud, and other material.