Coagulants and Flocculants

Flocculants are added to join the coagulated solids into a chaotic web or “floc”. As the floc grows, so does the mass. This allows the centrifuge to perform.

Drilling fluids inhibit coagulation and flocculation.

Dewatering typically involves a two-step coagulation/flocculation process.

Drilling fluid characteristics vary greatly from one rig site to the next.