flocculating agent

flocculating agent

[′fläk·yə‚lād·iŋ ‚ā·jənt]
(chemistry)
A reagent added to a dispersion of solids in a liquid to bring together the fine particles to form flocs. Also known as flocculant.
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The cationic polymers are used as flocculating agent, Either biological sludge before flotation thickening or primary or mixed sludge before dehydration by centrifugation.
This compound is soluble in water and is utilized as a flocculating agent mainly used in the purification of drinking water.
Similar to other adsorbents, the efficiency of chitosan as a flocculating agent are greatly dependent on pH, agitation speed, dosage, and contact time.
PGA as a flocculating agent and adsorbent for cationic dyes.
This polymer is used as a thickening and flocculating agent in water purification [10].
As flocculation occurs via the flocculating agent, the interface descends until solids are settled at the bottom.
Polyacrylamide (PAM) is widely recognized as a safe, cost-effective flocculating agent for suspended sediments (William et al.
When the water containing the overspray is pumped to the 'Aqua Cleanse' tank a flocculating agent is injected, this in turn combines with the polymer and over-spray particles and forms a buoyant sludge causing it to float to the surface where it is automatically skimmed into a disposal bag.
Power Engineering Company (Salt Lake City, UT) has patented a process for precipitating and removing suspended fat and protein components and other suspended solids from a given solution accomplished by the addition of an aluminate to complex with the fat and protein components and the addition of a flocculating agent to flocculate the aluminate/fat and protein component complexes into insoluble particles capable of removal by conventional technology, which insoluble particles can be rendered to produce tallow.
7000 gallons per month of aluminum hydroxide solution from a plating process is being used by a sewage treatment plant as a flocculating agent.
Tenders are invited for Supply of Flocculating Agent (Guar Gum)
Comparative study on efficiency of aluminum sulfates, ferric chloride and poly-aluminum chloride as flocculating agents for drinking water.