flocculate

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form into an aggregated lumpy or fluffy mass

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cause to become a fluffy or lumpy aggregate

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In contrast to CMC, guar gum strongly flocculates illite suspensions in distilled water over a narrow concentration range (as shown in Figure 6).
Over time, the pigment slowly flocculates and rheology of the dispersion/ink changes as a result.
But when added to water clouded with sediment, it flocculates the fine particles, causing them to settle out -- sometimes to the point of filling up the head of a furrow.
This may happen immediately or it may take time, resulting in color drift as the pigment flocculates.
25 /PRNewswire/ -- AmerenUE today began using flocculates -- alums and a buffering agent that cause suspended particles to settle out of water -- to remove suspended clay from the Taum Sauk lower reservoir.