The SAF® Advantage
Suspended Air® Flotation (SAF®) is a wastewater treatment technology that uses microbubbles to float suspended solids and oil droplets to the surface for removal. It has several advantages over other traditional flotation methods such as dissolved air flotation (DAF) or induced air flotation (IAF).
Here are some reasons why SAF® is a better option for wastewater treatment:
- Higher removal efficiency: SAF® has been shown to achieve higher removal efficiencies for suspended solids, oil and grease, and other pollutants than DAF or IAF. This is because SAF® can handle a wider range of influent water conditions and higher concentrations of contaminants.
- Lower energy consumption: SAF® requires less energy than DAF or IAF because it uses a lower pressure air system to produce the microbubbles. This reduces the cost of running the system and makes it more energy-efficient.
- Lower chemical usage: SAF® requires less chemicals for the treatment process compared to DAF or IAF. This reduces the cost of chemical usage and also minimizes the environmental impact of the treatment process.
- Smaller footprint: SAF® has a smaller footprint than DAF or IAF, which means it takes up less space in the treatment facility. This is important for smaller facilities or those with limited space.
- Improved sludge handling: SAF® produces a drier and more compact sludge than DAF or IAF, which makes it easier to handle and dispose of.
Overall, Suspended Air® Flotation is a more efficient and cost-effective option for wastewater treatment than other traditional flotation methods. Its ability to handle a wider range of influent water conditions, lower energy and chemical usage, smaller footprint, and improved sludge handling make it a preferred choice for many wastewater treatment facilities.