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A technique that combines powdered material to form larger, more soluble particles by intermingling in a humid atmosphere.
Conversion of small pieces of low-grade iron ore into larger lumps by application of heat.
The process in which particles grow by collision with and assimilation of cloud particles or other precipitation particles. Also known as coagulation.
(science and technology)
An indiscriminately formed cluster of particles.
in microbiology the formation of clusters (heaps) of microorganisms in liquids or in tissue as a result of a change in the physical or chemical properties of microbial cells under the influence of immune bodies and the like.
The collecting together of tiny suspended particles into a mass of larger size, one which will settle more rapidly.