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Flockenabtrieb

English translation: flocculation

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German term or phrase:Flockenabtrieb
English translation:flocculation
Entered by: Dawn Montague
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13:34 Sep 6, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Flockenabtrieb
In the context of a waste water treatment plant:
Trotz guter Reinigungsleistung der Anlage fuehrten vor allem hydraulische Spitzenbelastungen und Schwankungen zur vermehrten Bildung von Schwimmschlamm und Flockenabtrieb aus dem Nachklaerbecken.
Dawn Montague
Local time: 09:55
Flocculation
Explanation:
According to my FWB Umwelttechnik,Flocken is *floc*, A Google search on floc and wastewater resulted in this fabulous glossary:
http://www.nalms.org/glossary/lkword_p.htm.

Here are some relevant definitions:

FLOC—Generally, a very fine, fluffy mass formed by the aggregation of fine
suspended particles, as in a recipitate. In terms of water quality, clumped solids or precipitates formed in sewage by biological or chemical activity.

FLOCCULATE—To aggregate or clump together individual, tiny particles into small clumps or clusters.

FLOCCULATION—(Water Quality) In water and wastewater treatment, the agglomeration or clustering of colloidal and finely divided suspended matter after coagulation by gentle stirring by either mechanical or hydraulic means such that they can be separated from water or sewage.
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Johanna Timm, PhD
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na +1Flocculation
Johanna Timm, PhD
naflaky drift
Roland Grefer


  

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flaky drift


Explanation:
... and flaky drift from the secondary settling basin.

Roland Grefer
Local time: 09:55
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 231
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Flocculation


Explanation:
According to my FWB Umwelttechnik,Flocken is *floc*, A Google search on floc and wastewater resulted in this fabulous glossary:
http://www.nalms.org/glossary/lkword_p.htm.

Here are some relevant definitions:

FLOC—Generally, a very fine, fluffy mass formed by the aggregation of fine
suspended particles, as in a recipitate. In terms of water quality, clumped solids or precipitates formed in sewage by biological or chemical activity.

FLOCCULATE—To aggregate or clump together individual, tiny particles into small clumps or clusters.

FLOCCULATION—(Water Quality) In water and wastewater treatment, the agglomeration or clustering of colloidal and finely divided suspended matter after coagulation by gentle stirring by either mechanical or hydraulic means such that they can be separated from water or sewage.
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Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 06:55
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 7302
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agree  Roland Grefer: much better
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