Coagulation

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  • change in the physical state of proteins due to the destruction of the internal structure of the protein molecule; gross result is a solidification of previously liquid or jellylike proteins; contrast to denaturation Source: Noland, George B. 1983. General Biology, 11th Edition. St. Louis, MO. C. V. Mosby
  • Clumping of particles in wastewater to settle out impurities, often induced by chemicals such as lime, alum, and iron salts.
    Source: Terms of the Environment


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