A Critical Review on Flocculants and Flocculation


  • Srijita Bharti Cambridge Institute Of Technology-Ranchi




The article critically reviews the applications of biopolymers in the area of water treatment. A number of biopolymers were reported for their flocculation behavior for treating the wastewater and making it suitable for various industrial as well as agricultural purposes via chemical alteration onto its backbone. Wastewater treatment was followed by flocculation process using standard ‘Jar test protocol’. Minute quantities of dosage were found be ideal to diminish the organic, biological and suspended loads from wastewater sample. The process of flocculation using biopolymers was also found economically suitable compared to other various processes applied in water treatment.


Biopolymers; Graft copolymers; Polymeric flocculants; Standard ‘jar test protocol’; Mechanism of flocculation


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Bharti, S. (2019). A Critical Review on Flocculants and Flocculation. Non-Metallic Material Science, 1(1), 11–21. https://doi.org/10.30564/nmms.v1i1.645


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