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The event of a price movement that approaches a support level or a resistance level established earlier by the market. A test is passed if prices do not go below the support or resistance level, and the test is failed if prices go on to new lows or highs.
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The attempt by a stock price or a stock market average to break through a support level or a resistance level. For example, a stock that has declined to $20 on several occasions without moving lower may be expected to test this support level once again. Failing to fall below $20 one more time would be considered a successful test of the support level and a bullish sign for the stock.
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Table 1: The details of flocculants used in the characterization and flocculation tests. Cationic Molecular monomer weight molar ([10.sup.6] Synthetic Flocculants (a) content (%) Da) method PAD-1 30.0 7.0 UV PAD-2 30.0 5.0 UV CCPAM 30.0 5.0 -- PAM -- 5.0 UV (a) g/mol or Dalton or 1g/mol = 1 Da.
Flocculation tests showed that the most appropriate condition was obtained at pH = 11.5 using Ca[(OH).sub.2] as a coagulation adjuvant and as a pH modifier.
* PAC, polyaluminium chloride, (a) PAC 39 (solution at 10% solids by weight) from Sachteleben Chemie (flocculation tests by FBRM) and, (b) PAC supplied by Cascades Inc.