Principles of Flocculation Related to Water Treatment

by Paul D. Haney, (M.ASCE), Black & Veatch, Cons. Engrs., Kansas City, Mo.; Engr.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1956, Vol. 82, Issue 4, Pg. 1-11

Document Type: Journal Paper


Coagulation includes addition of chemicals, their distribution, floc formation and floc build-up; conditioning process that leads to floc formation and build-up is flocculation; flocculation is usually accomplished by prolonged agitation at low velocity; commonly used coagulants are alum and ferric sulphur.

Subject Headings: Water treatment | Flocculation | Velocity distribution | Coagulation | Sulfur

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