Definitions for "Flocculant"
A chemical substance that promotes the aggregation or coagulation of suspended particles in the water
A chemical compound used in water clarifiers. It causes fine particles to stick together to be more easily removed by the filter.
A chemical which encourages heavy contaminants to gather together and settle from water more quickly in the treatment process.
A soluble material which is added to a suspension to increase the viscosity. The following are flocculants--vinegar, gelatine, epsom salts (magnesium sulphate) and aluminum sulfate. When using aluminum sulfate or epsom slats as flocculant add 1/2 to 1%.
Flocculants are products used in waste treatment to separate unwanted components from water and sludge.