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What are Flocculants

Flocculants are commonly used with coagulants and are a substance that helps the clumping of fine particles into a "floc", especially in the treatment of wastewater.

What is flocculation

Flocculation is the process in which colloids — low-diameter particles that affect water's color or turbidity — are suspended in the form of loosely clumped particles called flocs. It can occur either spontaneously or by adding a flocculant — a water treatment chemical that aggregates the particles. Once these particles join together, they make it easier for the physical filtration process to remove them. First, water treatment facilities use coagulants to neutralize any charged particles suspended in the water.

Brenntag North America is your one-stop source for information about water treatment additives throughout the water treatment industry. Learn more about flocculation and its uses, benefits, and best practices below, then get in touch with our team to learn more about our flocculation solutions.

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Benefits of Using Flocculation Chemicals in Water Treatment

When used properly, the advantages of flocculants in the water treatment process are immense. With flocculants and coagulants, your water treatment facility can:

  • Reduce contamination from solid particles and colloids
  • Decrease sludge volume
  • Encourage particle settling for easy removal
  • Improve the efficiency of the water filtration process
  • Enhance the filter's performance
  • Promote increased cost-effectiveness and simplicity in water treatment

Contact Brenntag North America for your Water Treatment Needs

We offer a wide range of water treatment chemicals — including flocculants — to facilities across the United States and Canada.

We also want to make buying your additives as simple as possible, so get in touch online to start enjoying an ongoing partnership and Brenntag's expertise in meeting your water treatment chemical needs.

Read more about the Flocculation process in the Wastewater Jar Testing Guide

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