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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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It increased until the net charge of the sample changed to zero and then it decreased with further increase in calcium chloride because of deflocculating of the larger particles.
It provides excellent deflocculating, stabilization and orientation of matting agents, resulting in significant viscosity reduction.
Since such a solvent, in turn also does not mix with water, an emulsifying or deflocculating agent (soaps, sodium, salts, Turkey red oil, caseins, glues etc.
The qualitative analysis of the water-retention curves indicated that the observed improvement in aggregate stability was mostly in the apparent macro-aggregate range, and therefore, the possible deflocculating nature of OM was of negligible importance under our experimental conditions.