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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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Evaluation of flocculation induced by pH increase for harvesting microalgae and reuse of flocculated medium.
When combined to track a batch flocculation process, ParticleTrack statistics and PVM images identify four stages of the shear progression curve of flocculated MFT (Figure 3):
Thus, there are likely advantages to the flocculated suspensions in ethanol for coating applications if the properties are not seriously degraded in comparison to the dispersed system in water.
As is the case with the above, where the area around each particle was probed, we expect a narrow histogram if the particles are well dispersed (all sub-regions look very similar) and a wide histogram if the particles are flocculated. This technique is closely related to the first one; both characterize the environment around a probe point by determining local particle density--in the first case, the probe points are [TiO.sub.2] particles and, in the second, they are an array of points.
This latest clean label flocculated ingredient is an exciting addition to Ulrick & Short's growing portfolio and opens up many more possibilities for food producers.
The rag layer is a mixture of flocculated water droplets, fine solids and multiple emulsions, where a water droplet in a continuous oil phase contains dispersed oil droplets, which in turn may still contain even smaller water droplets--see Figure 1.
Matrix is formed by flocculated and peptized plasma with high proportion of partial braunlehm plasma and frequent braunlehm nodules.
* Water now penetrates deeper into the soil profile, due to a more flocculated or organized soil condition.
Why is it a problem if the clay is dispersed (not flocculated)?
Further, the addition of electrolytes probably maintained flocculated conditions during measurement, compared with addition of water alone, especially in sodium rich soils.
The filtration technology can be used for many types of industrial and municipal applications: biological nitrification/denitrification and polishing of municipal and industrial wastewater, filtration or flocculated contaminants in surface water, washwater treatment in fresh and process water production, biological sidestream filtration of cooling water, and biofiltration for BOD and heavy metal removal.
The flocculated effluent then is clarified in a 14,000-gal sludge contact/inclined plate clarifier; the solids are pumped to a sludge-thickening tank.