Glossary / F

Flocculation
Agglomeration of suspended particles in aggregates of a larger size. It may be encouraged by the action of chemical agents.

Flotation
Separation of suspended solid particles in a liquid by buoyancy (micro–bubbles of air are usually blown in to trigger and speed up the phenomenon).

Fossil Co2
Carbon dioxide originating from the use of fossil fuels during the production of energy.

FSC® – Forest Stewardship Council
This is a non–profit organisation set up in 1993 to support correct forest management from an environmental, economical and social viewpoint. FSC® certification guarantees correct management of the forests, through correct management systems that respect the ecosystem, biodiversity and civil and social rights of the indigenous populations involved.