Coagulation and Flocculation

What is the difference between coagulation and flocculation?

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Anietie Udoh

  • Jun 30th, 2017

Coagulation is purely a chemical process in which the coagulant, often a salt, (e.g Alum) breaks down to release charges which induces the settling of the particles of a suspension while Flocculation is a physical process. The flocculant is often a polymer which induces the settling of particles.

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Ankit Yadav

  • Oct 18th, 2017

Coagulation is the chemical process for separation of Effluent from water by adding some coagulants like aluminum sulfate aluminum chloride. when flocculation is a physical operation of removing effluent from wastewater the substance flocculant use for gathering the all waste particle and form lump and got to settle down example like METAC

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