Definitions for flocculation
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the process of flocculating; forming woolly cloudlike aggregations
The process or event in which masses of a solid substance of perceptible size form in a liquid by aggregation of smaller particles, and usually sediment to the bottom of the containing vessel; as, addition of a cationic polymer can cause flocculation of a negatively charged colloidal suspension.
A condition in which clays, polymers or other small charged particles become attached and form a fragile structure, a floc.
the process by which small particles of fine soils and sediments aggregate into larger lumps
Flocculation, in the field of chemistry, is a process wherein colloids come out of suspension in the form of floc or flake; either spontaneously or due to the addition of a clarifying agent. The action differs from precipitation in that, prior to flocculation, colloids are merely suspended in a liquid and not actually dissolved in a solution. In the flocculated system, there is no formation of a cake, since all the flocs are in the suspension.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The aggregation of suspended solids into larger clumps.
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