Unformatted text preview: Flocculation is a process where chemicals are added to wastewater that makes the small masses in the water form larger masses by sticking together. The particles will eventually fall to the bottom because they are heavier than before. Flocculation is a process where large masses fall out of wastewater after chemicals; these particles are known as floc. Chemicals that are added cause the smaller particles to stick together and form larger particles that fall to the bottom of the wastewater. These larger particles can be taken out using a filter, which will make the wastewater clearer and easier to see through. The process is important because the small particles cannot be removed from wastewater as easily as large particles. Many of the small particles cannot be removed without this process....
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- Summer '07
- English, Colloid, flocculation, colloidal particles, larger particles