Flocculation is a process of removal of fine, colloidal particles from a slurry suspension. Flocculation reagents such as KP4000™ and G150™ guar gum provide bridges between individual particles, thus forming aggregates called flocs. The flocs grow in size until their density is great enough to settle out of the slurry by the force of gravity.

KP4000™, RT9528™ and G150™ are made down in dilute solutions and added to the slurry stream just prior to addition to the clarifier or thickener.