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[flok-yuh-luh nt] /ˈflɒk yə lənt/
a chemical for producing flocculation of suspended particles, as to improve the plasticity of clay for ceramic purposes.
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  • The addition of the flocculant improved product quality, but not to the level desired.
  • flocculant must be formulated as a water-in-oil emulsion.
  • The pH is indirectly impacted due to the acidic nature of the flocculant aide.
  • The flocculant is directed through a static mixer, to a clarifier and then to settling ponds.
  • After chemical treatment, the treated wastewater flows by gravity to the clarifier, where polymer flocculant is added.
British Dictionary definitions for flocculant


a substance added to a suspension to enhance aggregation of the suspended particles
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