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Flotation thickeners

Dissolved air flotation (DAF) provides thickening of sludges by encouraging the solids to float to the surface, rather than allowing them to sink to the tank base as with gravity thickening, where they can be removed by a skimmer. DAF is applied when the sludge solids are neutrally buoyant (i.e. neither sink nor float) and so cannot be readily removed by conventional settling.

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Huber DAF process (HDF) Source: HUBER SE / YouTube

Huber DAF process (HDF)

A video to demonstrate the principles of the Huber dissolved air flotation plant.

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Fig. 4.  SP filtrate and acidified sludge samples
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Phosphorus recovery by sludge acidification and dewatering

A pilot-scale Danish study of phosphorus extraction from acidified anaerobic and aerobic sludge samples has revealed removal to be more effective from anaerobic sludges, even though the digested sludge alkalinity increases the total acid demand.

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