Flocculation meaning

flŏkyə-lāshən
A condition in which clays, polymers or other small charged particles become attached and form a fragile structure, a floc.
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The process by which individual particles of clay aggregate into clotlike masses or precipitate into small lumps. Flocculation occurs as a result of a chemical reaction between the clay particles and another substance, usually salt water.
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