SAF®

FLOTATION WITHOUT
DISSOLVED AIR

Heron Innovators, Inc. has gained an excellent reputation for its client support services. This support begins with an initial meeting with plant operators and managers to understand the existing plant operations and treatment objectives. Working as a team with plant staff, Heron Innovators’ representatives can recommend modifications to the existing water treatment process and skimmed solids handling to meet or exceed treatment objectives. In addition to SAF® flotation of solids, Heron Innovators’ representatives are prepared to assist with water conditioning requirements such as coagulation, flocculation, and pH adjustment.

Following this initial planning, Heron Innovators conducts bench-scale testing to demonstrate the efficacy of the SAF® system to meet treatment objectives using jar tests. Based on the analytical results of the jar tests, projections are made on process performance, polymer and flocculent dosing rates, and operating costs. Heron Innovators offers a full-scale pilot test to verify the projected results. A trailer-mounted SAF® system equipped to handle flow rates ranging from 40 to 300 gpm with complete pH control, polymer dosing & aging, and a floatation tank is available for customers to lease. This pilot testing capability allows customers to know that what they are buying will perform as predicted before they commit to a purchase. This capability is unique to Heron Innovators and highlights our commitment to superior customer service.

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Following this preliminary work, Heron Innovators provides:

New and retrofit water treatment system designs

On-site training and assistance during start-up confirms desired results are attained

Full documentation contained in Operations and Maintenance Manual

Periodic site visits to ensure your system continues to operate at peak efficiency (complimentary follow-up report included)

With a lifetime guarantee, the SAF® generator is unparalleled in water treatment equipment. Heron Innovators is setting new standards with their customer support:

Generous warranty

Especially on proprietary equipment but also known for responding to problems by dispatching service personnel.

Reliability

Heron Innovators equipment is robust, durable, and requires minimal maintenance.

Post sales follow-up

Quarterly to yearly visits depending on the system to monitor system performance.

Broad background in wastewater treatment processes

With over 100 combined years experience in chemistry, hydrology, manufacturing, process & mechanical engineering.

Heron Innovators, Inc., established 1998

The innovation behind Suspended Air® Flotation (SAF®) was invented by the late Dr. Felix Sebba in 1975. Since then, the engineering and science team at Heron Innovators has advanced this technology establishing flotation without dissolved air as the next level in liquid/solid separation for water and wastewater treatment and solids thickening.

Since Heron Innovators is located in California's agricultural Central Valley, Suspended Air® Flotation (SAF®)'s first installations were in the food processing industry. Installations have expanded to other industries across the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. The SAF® process is applied anywhere physical/chemical separation via flotation is a viable solution to water quality. SAF® advances previous traditional process systems (i.e. dissolved air flotation, DAF, induced air flotation, IAF, Induced Gas Flotation, IGF, enhanced clarification, cavitation air flotation, CAF, and other micro-bubble generators) through flotation without dissolved air.

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