In this study, two previously identified isolates, i.e. Comamonas aquatica (BF-3) and Bacillus sp. BF-2, were determined to be suitable candidates to utilise in a bioflocculant-supported dissolved air flotation (Bio-DAF) system as a pretreatment system for poultry slaughterhouse wastewater (PSW). A 2% (v/v) (bioflocculant:PSW) strategy was used for the DAF to reduce total suspended solids (TSS), lipids and proteins in the PSW, by supplementing the bioflocculants produced and the co-culture (C. aquatica BF-3 and Bacillus sp. BF-2) directly into the DAF. The Bio-DAF was able to reduce 91% TSS, 79% proteins and 93% lipids when the DAF system was operating at steady state, in comparison with a chemical DAF operated using 2% (v/v) alum that was able to only reduce 84% TSS, 71% proteins and 92% lipids. It was concluded that the Bio-DAF system worked efficiently for the removal of suspended solids, lipids and proteins, achieving better results than when alum was used.

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