deflocculate


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deflocculate

[dē′fläk·yə‚lāt]
(chemical engineering)
To break up and disperse agglomerates and form a stable colloid.
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Soft water with sodium mineral deposits can deflocculate the clay, causing a soft, easily deformed plastic mass when subjected to forming methods.
DISPERBYK-2155 deflocculates pigments and stabilizes them through steric hindrance.
Na is one of the most critical elements in soil permeability (Puri 1949) that deflocculates the soil (Senthilnathan and Azeez 1999) and makes the crust impermeable (UNESCO/WHO 1978).