Our biobased products are available as aqueous solutions or as solids

A flocculant is typically a very high Mw, linear polymer with binding affinity for particulates that may be dispersed in water for one reason or another.  The particulates tend to very small, easily stirred, and slow to settle, making them difficult to remove from the water. 

The flocculant may be partially anionic or cationic, or even neutral in charge in some cases.  A typical anionic residue is acrylate, although there are other types. The cationic residues normally are quaternized ones. 

Sometimes, the charge is there simply to make the very large molecule soluble enough for use in an aqueous system.  The binding part of the flocculant typically is a polar residue, like acrylamide, that is inherently "sticky". The idea is that the flocculant can bridge the gap between the small particulates, forming them together into larger "flocs" and change their attibutes.  Hopefully, the flocs will sink or maybe float and thus become easier to separate from the water.  In any case, being larger, they can be more easily removed by various methods.

Clarified produced water with flocculated solids

Depending on the type of particulates that are encountered, often all that is needed is a small dose of flocculant to tie them together so that the floculated solids can be removed.  This is not the case in the intractable, reverse emulsions of oily produced water, but that is another story.  Proper use of flocculants for clarification of these difficult emulsions of oil and oily solids in water not only call for the right chemistry but also Aquial treatment protocols and strategies.

One type of Aquero flocculant is designed for use with soil particles and other agricultural particulates.  This is the SoilSentry product.

Another class of Aquero flocculants is being used for water clarification in oilfield applications.
The Aquero flocculants are based on biological feedstocks.