Heron Innovators formed in 1998 proving the effectiveness and efficiency of the SAF®. The first commercial SAF® system was manufactured and installed in 2003, shortly before moving to Rocklin, CA, Heron Innovator’s current headquarters, in 2010. Since that time, over 100 systems have been installed in a variety of industrial and municipal applications across the U.S. and internationally. Today, SAF® continues to be a proven, reliable solution for liquid/solid separation and solids thickening.
Consultation on best physical/chemical separation processes to suit the customer’s needs
Consultation on how to incorporate the SAF® system into plant operations to optimize treatment efficiency
Bench-scale testing to optimize polymer/flocculants addition and provide performance estimates
Pilot testing with fully equipped trailers that can treat between 25 to 300 gpm to demonstrate process effectiveness
Heron certified field technicians train facility staff on start-up and on-going operations
Quarterly to annual site visits to review SAF® system operations
Post-sales support and business reviews
Heron Innovators fabricates the proprietary micro-bubble (SAF®) generators, flotation tanks, and the mechanical and electrical process equipment used in each installation. Through experience gained installing systems for solids separation and thickening for wide range of applications, Heron Innovators can offer suggestions to improve effluent water quality by modifying process operations, gaining greater separation efficiencies and/or by reducing the demand for flocculants or coagulants.
How Did It All Begin?
Suspended Air® Flotation (SAF)’s first installations were in the food processing industry since the company was located in California’s agricultural Central Valley. Installations have expanded to other industries, and across the U.S., previously using the traditional dissolved air flotation (DAF) approach. The SAF® process is applied anywhere physical/chemical separation via flotation is a viable solution to water quality.