FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
Suspended Air® Flotation (SAF®) outperforms Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) because it does not dissolve air and each Suspended Air® bubble is a working bubble, with an electrically-charged surfactant film ready to attach and stick to oppositely-charged floc particles. The combination of surface tension advantages and electrostatic attraction results in a SAFTM bubble that has a much greater affinity (100 to 1,000 times greater) for developing a particle when compared to a DAF bubble. This results in extremely high rise rates and a stable float characteristic, and makes it possible to operate a flotation process at 10 times the hydraulic loading rate and 10 times the solids loading rate of DAF.
An existing DAF can be retrofitted to perform as a (SAF®): Suspended Air® Emulsion Generators are replacing DAF pressurization systems, increasing the hydraulic and solids loading capacity of an existing DAF flotation tank by 3 to 4 times without increasing footprint and without modifying the existing tank. Generally, retrofits have the added benefit of significantly reducing connected horsepower thereby substantially reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Another benefit is reduced chemical demand and maintenance requirement.
Sealed Generator Module
Stainless steel, fully seal welded, carrying a lifetime warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Patented technology.
Frothing Agent Metering Pump
Instrumentation and Controls
SIZING SERIES F SUSPENDED AIR® EMULSION GENERATOR
|Model||ClearFloater™ Wastewater Flow Rating (gpm)1|
|ClearFloater™||SAF® Generator||Recommended Minimum||Recommended Maximum|
SERIES F SUSPENDED AIR® EMULSION GENERATOR DIMENSIONS
|MODEL||EMULSION||WATER REQ.||DIMENSIONS (inches)||MOTOR|
|(gpm)||(gpm)||W||L||H||A (dia.)||B (dia.)||HP|
How Did It All Begin?
The first applications of SAF® were in the food processing industry because the company was located in California’s agricultural Central Valley and there was a need for treating wastewater from a variety of food processors. Since then installations have expanded to other industries that formerly relied on the traditional DAF approach. The Suspended Air® Flotation Process can be and is applied in any application where physical/chemical separation via flotation is a viable alternative.