• vlok (plural: vlokken)


  • floc
    • A loosely clumped mass of fine particles. (Oxforddictionaries.com[1])
    • A flocculent mass of fine particles and colloidal material. (OED)
    • A floccule; a soft or fluffy particle suspended in a liquid, or the fluffy mass of suspended particles so formed. (Wiktionary)
    • a flocculent mass (merriam-webster.com)

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Dutch English Notes
In colloid chemistry, flocculation refers to the process by which fine particulates are caused to clump together into a floc. singular
PAM is a water-soluble polymer that clumps the fine, suspended particles typical of swine manure into larger particles, or flocs. plural
Microsand particles and polymer are added to the floc in the same tank. in general
Because of the difficulties of moving the floc, emptying the tanks could take up to six months. in general
This broadens the definition, because many of the self-buoyant microbes and plankton are collected in flocs as well. plural
The flocs dispersed immediately when cells were resuspended in a glucose-citrate buffer. plural
The flocs in the activated sludge system perform the same function of purification as the zooglea layer on the percolating filter. plural
When sewage containing a suitable supply of dissolved oxygen is agitated..the fine suspended matter and the colloidal substances here gather into small aggregations called flocculi or floc. [Note] The word ‘floc’ as used herein, signifies a single sponge-like mass or an aggregation of such masses. OED


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