Term of the Road Dictionary


  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Roads Materials Binders
  • Definition : Formation of a discrete gel (under the action of a ''flocculant'') in a colloidal suspension, which encapsulates the colloid in the form of ''flakes'' Note: this is a reversible form of breaking, contrary to what takes place during coalescence.


  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / German
  • Theme : Straßen Baustoffe Bindemittel
  • Definition : Die Bildung eines dispersen Gels (unter der Wirkung einer “Ausflockung”) in einer kolloidalen Suspension, die das Kolloid in Form von „Flocken“ einkapselt. Dies ist eine umkehrbare Form des Brechens, im Gegensatz zu dem, was im Rahmen der Koaleszenz geschieht.

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