Saturated Air Stream
What separates our DAF units from competitor units are maximized dissolved air to water ratios. Using a specialized high pressure pump, air is sheared and dissolved into the Recycle Air Stream (RAS) water. The air is given time and surface area to fully saturate into the water via our engineered saturator vessels. This means that our DAF systems deliver the physical maximum amount of air that can be dissolved for a given operating pressure which reduces the need for bigger pumps, motors, and complex compressed air systems to deliver sufficient air.
Minimizing Water in the Sludge
JNE Environmental’s design for DAF Unit sludge handling is superior to our competitors. Other DAF water treatment systems combine sludge skimming and scraping functions into a singular unit. These single drive units do not maximize sludge dryness or save on construction costs. Our DAF units provide a separate sludge thickening skimmer and sludge removal scraper with variable frequency drives, enabling the speed of these two units to be changed independently. This allows for precise fine tuning of the sludge dryness, minimizing sludge removal costs.
Maximized Air to Solids Ratio
JNE Environmental has also maximized the attachment of air bubbles by providing low velocity contact time in the inlet piping and in the first compartment of the DAF Unit. This ensures that all of the available air can attach directly onto a particle (lower Gibb’s free energy) instead of relying on the air bubbles colliding with particles and attaching like many of our competitors designs.
Total Cost of Ownership
The JNE Environmental FS Series DAF Units were designed with our customers total cost of ownership in mind. Some competitor units use systems that vent air continuously to maintain the air-to-water operating level within their contactors. This is wasteful and increases the cost of operation. Our DAF water treatment systems are designed to minimize the cost of compressed air by only consuming as much air as can be dissolved into the water.
Another total cost of ownership benefit of the JNE Environmental FS Series DAF Units is the reduced electricity cost of operating our Recycle Air Stream (RAS) pumps. Our RAS pumps are specifically designed to maintain consistent flow and pressure while maximizing air use. This keeps the overall horsepower of the pump motor smaller than our competitors’ traditional multi-stage centrifugal pumps.