Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or process of becoming floccular; specifically, in chem. and physics, the union of small particles into granular aggregates or compound particles of larger size, under the influence of a moderate agitation in water or other fluid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Geol.) The process by which small particles of fine soils and sediments aggregate into larger lumps.

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  • noun A condition in which clays, polymers or other small charged particles become attached and form a fragile structure, a floc.

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  • noun the process of flocculating; forming woolly cloudlike aggregations

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Examples

  • -- known as flocculation - and sets the stage for further study of treatments that might accelerate clumping or make the clumps more stable.

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  • First, in a process called "flocculation," they add a solution that clusters dirt particles together so they can be filtered out.

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  • 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.

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  • When turbidity is high, precautionary warnings to "boil water" might be issued to residents because the suspended ash may have decreased the effectiveness of any disinfection or flocculation process.

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  • When turbidity is high, precautionary warnings to "boil water" might be issued to residents because the suspended ash may have decreased the effectiveness of any disinfection or flocculation process.

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  • Deposition can also be caused by particle precipitation and flocculation.

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  • Excess levels of free amino nitrogen adversely affect flocculation, thus producing cloudier beers.

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  • Keith warns, however, that the yeast found at the bottom of the bottle is often a second strain added at the conditioning phase—typically a lager strain, used to ensure maximum flocculation during conditioning, and not the ale strain used in primary fermentation, where the distinctive esters are produced.

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  • Excess levels of free amino nitrogen adversely affect flocculation, thus producing cloudier beers.

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  • Keith warns, however, that the yeast found at the bottom of the bottle is often a second strain added at the conditioning phase—typically a lager strain, used to ensure maximum flocculation during conditioning, and not the ale strain used in primary fermentation, where the distinctive esters are produced.

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