Sedimentation and decantation in a method of separation suitable for
- solid in a solid homogeneous mixture
- liquid in a liquid homogeneous mixture
- solid in a liquid heterogeneous mixture
- solid in a solid heterogeneous mixture
solid in a liquid heterogeneous mixture
Sedimentation and decantation are methods of separation suitable for separating solids in a liquid heterogeneous mixture. In this process, the solid particles settle down (sedimentation) and the clear liquid is poured off (decantation).