Process of contact and adhesion whereby dispersed particles are held together by weak physical interactions ultimately leading to phase separation by the formation of precipitates of larger than colloidal size.
- Agglomeration is a reversible process.
- The definition proposed here is recommended for distinguishing agglomeration from aggregation.
PAC, 2007, 79, 1801. 'Definitions of terms relating to the structure and processing of sols, gels, networks, and inorganic-organic hybrid materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2007)' on page 1821 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200779101801)