Article | March 3, 2019

Dissolved Air Flotation: Elevating The Efficiency Of Algae Removal

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Dissolved Air Flotation: Elevating The Efficiency Of Algae Removal

Understanding the nature of harmful algal bloom (HAB) causes, effects, and remediation strategies is key to choosing the most optimal water treatment plant (WTP) technologies to increase resilience against this emerging threat to water quality. For example, whole-cell removal of algae via dissolved air flotation (DAF) technology goes a long way toward increasing the resilience of a WTP against the various negative impacts of HABs by maximizing physical removal of intact algal cells and biomass. This can serve to minimize or eliminate the need to deal with extracellular HAB compounds such as toxins or taste and odor compounds. It will also reduce disinfection byproduct (DBP) potential.