Meaning of flocculant in English:


Pronunciation /ˈflɒkjʊl(ə)nt/


  • A substance which promotes the clumping of particles, especially one used in treating waste water.

    ‘The latter has four subgroups: corrosion inhibitors, coagulants and flocculants, oxidizers, biocides, and all other.’
    • ‘The chemical/petroleum processing industry is a heavy user of water treatment chemicals, ranging from corrosion inhibitors to coagulants or flocculants.’
    • ‘Calgon Carbon emphasizes one major product, activated carbon; and SNF Floerger focuses on flocculants with plants in the South-East region of the United States.’
    • ‘Thus, one offers filters and membranes, another features coagulants and flocculants, and another emphasizes separation technologies.’
    • ‘Coagulants and flocculants assist with the clumping of suspended solids for quick settlement of sludge.’