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Optimisation Of The Operating Parameters In An Experimental DAF Process For Wastewater Treatment

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP950371

Volume

13

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

754 kb

Author(s)

C.B. Harris & R.M. Alkhaddar

Abstract

Optimisation of the operating parameters in an experimental DAF process for wastewater treatment C.B. Harris, R.M. Alkhaddar School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moore's University, UK INTRODUCTION Many water and effluent treatment processes involve the separation of solids from a liquid phase, whether the solids are present naturally or result from the treatment process itself. Dissolved Air Flotation, DAF, is a particularly effective means of attaining solid/liquid separation,and its field of application is extensive. In a DAF process, air and water are mixed together at a high pressure, causing the air to dissolve in the water. The resultant dispersion water, ideally bubble- free, is released into a flotation vessel, where it mixes with the wastewater to be treated. The sudden reduction of pressure effected by the release device, generates a mass of minute air bubbles as the air comes out of solution. Attachment of the bubbles to the solid material present in the wastewat

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