The Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) process is very effective in removing low density floc particles for drinking water treatment. It is especially well known in removing turbidity and algae by flotation process. The micro-bubbles in the DAF process pick up small flocs, thereby turbidity materials and floated algae are removed efficiently. When air is substituted by ozone in the DAF process, the removal rates of water quality parameters are highly enhanced including turbidity and algae. The turbidity removal rate is enhanced by 1.1% while the removal rate of THMFP is increased by 11.7%. Other parameters such as TOC, and microbial agents are also removed greatly by using ozone instead of air in DAF system.
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