Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) is often used as a separation step in drinking water treatment. An increasing use of high rate processes has become a trend in chemical treatment. When increasing the loading rate for a flotation process, an increasing head loss built up occurs in the following filter process due to dispersed air carry over. This paper describes the development of an air removal system by using a lamella plate separation system for the dispersed air. Pilot plant experiments showed that the surface load for the combination Lamella Dissolved Air Flotation, the LDAF-unit can be considerably increased in comparison with a conventional DAF-unit.

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