Flocculation of Fine Particles

  • John Gregory
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 208)


The basic principles of colloid stability, destabilisation and flocculation are reviewed, starting from the effects of simple salts. The role of adsorbed materials, especially polymers, on stability is considered in some detail and some practical implications are discussed. Factors influencing the rate of flocculation are outlined and the importance of particle size is emphasised.


Zeta Potential Colloid Stability Adsorbed Polymer Hamaker Constant Hydration Force 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Gregory
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  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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