Project #2726

Optimization of Filter Backwashing Using Dissolved Air Flotation

$175,802
Completed
Principal Investigator
Calvin
Abernathy
Research Manager
Mr. Robert D Allen
Contractor
University of Memphis

Abstract

Evaluates the use of dissolved air flotation (DAF) technology in the backwash cycle of a filter in order to quickly remove solids and substantially reduce the volume of water needed to clean a filter. Ended in 2002. A summary of partial findings is available to Foundation subscribers.