Flocculated water

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Official WHO Definition

In water and wastewater treatment, the water that has already been treated by the step of formation of settleable flocs in the flocculator units (PAHO/CEPIS 2003)

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Interpretations and Explanations

The coagulated water is mixed to provide opportunities for particles to come together and form settleable floc. The mixing energy input is high at the beginning and low at the end of the flocculation process (WHO 2001).Agglomeration of colloidal and finely divided suspended matter after coagulation and flocculation processes by gentle stirring by either mechanical or hydraulic means.


PAHO/CEPIS.  2003.  Glossary on Enviornmental Health.  Lima. WHO (2001) Upgrading water treatment plants


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