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Definition of "flocculation" [floc•cu•la•tion]

  • A condition in which clays, polymers or other small charged particles become attached and form a fragile structure, a floc. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "flocculation" in a sentence
  • "-- known as flocculation - and sets the stage for further study of treatments that might accelerate clumping or make the clumps more stable."
  • "First, in a process called "flocculation," they add a solution that clusters dirt particles together so they can be filtered out."
  • "Instead of the clean-cut criterion, French cheese-makers wait for "flocculation" to occur - the point when the milk starts to separate into curds and whey."