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floc

[fläk]
(chemistry)
Small masses formed in a fluid through coagulation, agglomeration, or biochemical reaction of fine suspended particles.
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To obtain a deep understanding of the mechanism involved in the flocculation process, the zeta potential and E1 floc size were analyzed at the pH = 7.
FLOC of [s.sub.i] and [r.sub.1] is defined as [mathematical expression not reproducible].
(iii) Note that FLOC creates clusters in 0(1) time and once any cluster is formed FLOC-SPANNER ensures that the cluster is connected to all neighboring clusters within 0(1) time (irrespective of the network size).
The AquaDAF process allows floc to float to the surface of a tank of water, where a long piece of metal skims the fluffy brown material into a trough for removal as sludge.
In addition to assuming homogeneous primary particles, a significant assumption is that the observed two-dimensional structure is representative of the true three-dimensional floc. The major source of error in the analysis presented here is in estimating the number of primary particles contained within each floc.
The education FLOC provides to its members, for instance, helped them to understand that NAFTA opened the door to subsidized corn from the U.S.A.
When aluminum-rich acidic runoff from mining sites travels through less acidic stream or river water, fluffy flocs of suspended solids form.
Compounders found that they could incorporate para-aramid staple or floc (we define floc as staple less than 6 mm long) into rubber using an internal mixer or a roll mill, often with difficulty.
There, coagulants and coagulant aids are introduced to break emulsions, adjust pH, and promote floc formation.
In 1978, after negotiators had failed to reach an agreement, FLOC workers voted to strike all Campbell's tomato field operations in Ohio, and then launched a national boycott.
That boycott is spearheaded by the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), which organizes cucumber pickers in North Carolina.
Ohio State University head football coach John Cooper put himself in a pickle when he agreed to endorse a company that the Farm Labor Organizing Committee AFL-CIO (FLOC) says engages in unfair labor practices.