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Project: Ab initio modelling of physicochemical and hydrodynamical effects on flocculation/deflocculation in biotic and abiotic model systems.

01-JAN-00 – 31-DEC-03

The behavior of many dispersions is strongly influenced by their flocculation behavior. Under certain conditions an equilibrium between flocculation and deflocculation is reached. This rather fundamental research aims at the modelling of influencing factors, such as medium composition and shear stresses, in (a)biotic systems. The final goal is a more mechanistic description of (de)flocculation in a wastewater treatment proces.