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Wortformen:(regular plural) coagulants
(Chemical Engineering: Operations, Liquid-solid operations) A coagulant is a compound or agent which is added to a vessel to helpthicken something. ⇒ Adding a coagulant such as aluminum sulfate to water permits particles to come together and results in the formation of a flocculent mass. ⇒ A coagulant is a chemical added to initially destabilize, aggregate, and bind together colloids and emulsions to improve its ability to settle. ⇒ A coagulant is a compound or agent which is added to a vessel to help thicken something.