The purpose of this study was to investigate factors influencing sludge thickening in the dissolved air flotation process. Attention focused on the alteration of sludge characteristics as a result of coagulation and aeration. Batch thickening experiments showed that both coagulation and aeration enhanced sludge thickening. The most important parameter influencing sludge thickening appeared to be sludge particle size; larger particle sizes produced higher sludge solids concentrations in the float.

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