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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Additionally, the formation of sludge floes with porous structure has a great impact on improving dewatering performance, which is relatively close to the hydrophilic/hydrophobic regions of flocculant [14].
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.