Dissolved Air Flotation Clarifiers and Thickeners

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Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) Clarifiers and Thickeners Overview:

WesTech builds a complete line of Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) and Dissolved Nitrogen Flotation (DNF) equipment for both municipal and industrial applications. The equipment incorporates many superior designs, both mechanical and operational.

Dissolved Air/Nitrogen Flotation is used in applications where the specific gravity of the solids or contaminants is very close to or less than 1.0. Dissolved air or nitrogen provides the driving force for separation. The gas is dissolved into a liquid (water) under pressure in a specially designed saturation tank. The saturated liquid flows under pressure to the mechanism. The pressure is then released by the back pressure control valve near the influent.

The sudden release of pressure causes the gas to come out of solution and form microscopic bubbles. These microscopic bubbles adhere to the incoming solids and form a buoyant blanket which rises to the surface for removal by mechanical means. The two main components of dissolved air/nitrogen flotation are the flotation mechanism and the pressurization system.

Applications

Processes:

  • Storm Water
  • Water Clarification
  • Activated Sludge Thickening
  • Algae Separation
  • Oil and Grease Removal

Industrial Applications:

  • Refineries
  • Food Processing
  • Chemical Processing
  • Water Treatment
  • Laundry
  • Power Plants
  • Pulp and Paper

Need a DAF right away? Sometimes emergency situations require a solution that can be delivered ASAP. For those cases, consider our pre-engineered DAF unit, the R5.

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