Word forms: (regular plural) thickeners
(Chemical Engineering: Operations, Liquid-solid operations) A thickener is a vessel or stage in which gravity brings together suspended solids.
⇒ A thickener is a piece of equipment in which sedimentation is carried out as a continuous process. ⇒ A slurry of solid particles suspended in water may be partially dewatered by passage
through a thickener. ⇒ A thickener is a vessel or stage in which gravity brings together suspended solids.
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