AECOM dissolved air floatation system
The AECOM dissolved air floatation system neutralizes algal cells and adds microbubbles to float the algae to the surface, returning clean water to the lake after additional treatment. U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) researchers studied and recommended new organic materials for the dissolved air floatation process that were validated for the first time in 2020 and will increase fuel yields for the Harmful Algal Bloom Interception, Treatment and Transformation System (HABITATS). The ERDC Operational Water Research team collaborated with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation scientists and industry partners to study harmful algal bloom mitigation technology in Chautauqua Lake from Aug. 19 through Sept. 4.

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