sludge floe

sludge floe

[′sləj ‚flō]
(oceanography)
Sludge that is hardened into a floe strong enough to bear the weight of a person.
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The anionic monomer 2-acrylamido-2-methyl-propane sulfonate (AMPS) with sulfonic groups can adjust the solubility and permeation, as well as the hydrophilic/hydrophobic regions of polymer, which greatly impact the structure of treated sludge floes [26, 27].
Figure 9a indicates that the sludge floes treated with PAM are scattered as a result of the attachment of extracellular polymers.
Although polymer can be hydrolyzed accompanied with sludge floes being deteriorated under alkali conditions, sulfonic groups of AMPS can inhibit the hydrolysis so that the destabilization of the sludge floes caused by charge reversion can be attenuated.