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What is sedimentation?

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06/02/2015

Sedimentation is the settling of suspended solid particles in a liquid under the influence of gravity. Sedimentation is the tendency for particles in suspension to settle out of the fluid in which they are entrained, and come to rest against a barrier. This is due to their motion through the fluid in response to the forces acting on them: these forces can be due to gravity, centrifugal acceleration or electromagnetism.