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flocculate

[′fläk·yə‚lət (adjective) or ′fläk·yə‚lāt (verb)]
(biology)
Having small tufts of hairs.
(chemistry)
To cause to aggregate or coalesce into a flocculent mass.
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Cation type and concentration in soil solution as well as on the exchangeable sites directly affect the ability of an anionic PAM to flocculate clay and to stabilise soil aggregates (Peng and Di 1994; Laird 1997).
However, Lentz and his co-workers interpret their charge data to indicate that a PAM's effectiveness does not trace primarily to its ability to flocculate, or clump, suspended slit or to form stable aggregates of soil particles.
If these particles are not well stabilized, then they will flocculate back together.
Based on the above discussion, it appears that Al-PAM is a polymer that can flocculate clay fines in a desirable manner as described earlier for improving bitumen froth quality.
Remember that shear induces a temporary state of good dispersion from which particles then flocculate.
Within a matter of seconds, any floating material will start to flocculate into clumps that sink to the bottom.
Roger Gaudreault, MCIC, of the Cascades Research and Development Centre showed salt is needed for PEO (polyethylene oxide) and cofactors to associate and flocculate microcrystalline cellulose, using molecular modelling.
If all the faces of the pigment crystal are not coated with polymer, the pigment can flocculate at its "exposed faces.
Elevated DOC concentrations in water can reduce PAM's capacity to flocculate dispersed mineral particles (Lentz et al.
Check for stability: the sample may reagglomerate or flocculate over time due to dilution, change in pH, ionic concentration, or improper dispersant.
After this stage, the water and chemicals swirl upward to the slightly larger second zone where the reduced velocity allows the particles to flocculate and settle to the bottom of the basin.
The high shear action encountered during injection causes the dispersed rubber particles to flocculate and adhere to the walls of the host cavity.