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1. n. [Drilling Fluids]

A chemical that causes a dispersed colloidal system (such as clay) to coagulate and form flocs. Most flocculants are either multivalent cations such as calcium, magnesium and aluminum, or long-chain polymers. High pH, high salinity and high temperature can also cause clay flocculation.

Antonyms: deflocculant

See: acrylamide polymeracrylamide acrylate polymeracrylate polymeralumcalcium mudcationclay-water interactionflocPHPA mudpolymer