Tomato Cannery

A tomato cannery needed additional treatment to remove suspended solids from their process wastewater. At Heron Innovators, we specialize in the design, development, fabrication, and installation of highly efficient SAF™ systems. A pilot trailer was placed at the plant and ran for two months during the 2012 processing season, proving the system’s capabilities and setting the stage for the customer’s order for a complete system to be installed. The Model SAF1000 system has the capacity to treat the entire wastewater flow of up to 2,000 gpm, and consists of two 15-HP system feed pumps, a...

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Fruit Processing Industry

Installation Of A SAF® System For The Fruit Processing Industry This project installed a model SAF250 Suspended Air® Flotation (SAF®ƒ) treatment system for a California food processing customer. They contacted Heron Innovators for a system to be used for wastewater pretreatment. At Heron Innovators, we build mechanically and electrically reliable systems, and provide installation support which comprehensively meets our customer's operational needs. The system is ideal for food processing wastewater pretreatment for reducing TSS and BOD/COD in discharges to sewers. Designed for efficient...

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Food Processing Industry

Installation Of SAF® System For The Food Processing Industry (Click image to enlarge) At Heron Innovators, our experienced team of engineers and technicians provided a fully integrated Suspended Air Flotation (SAF®) system installation for a meat processing facility. For this project, the customer required a system to remove suspended solids, fats, oil and greases from wastewater. Our trailer-mounted Model SAF125 treatment system installation delivered a comprehensive solution. The trailer-mounted system was constructed from AISI type 304 stainless steel, PVC, and polyurethane, and...

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Truck Washing Application

Specializing in the manufacturing of the next generation of solid/liquid separation systems, Heron Innovators developed this Suspended Air® Flotation (SAF®) system for a customer in the truck washing industry. The skid mounted treatment system addressed the customer's need for treatment of water reuse by removing suspended solids, oils, and grease. The solution Heron Innovators provided to the customer reduced surcharges prior to discharge to the municipal wastewater collection system. At Heron Innovators, our design and build capabilities include creation of AutoCAD drawings and complete...

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Meat Packing Industry

Installation Of A SAF® System Replacing DAFs (Dissolved Air Flotation) For The Meat Packing Industry ( Click Image to Enlarge ) Heron Innovators cutting-edge Suspended Air® Flotation (SAF®) system retrofitting capability was the solution for a Kansas-based meat packaging customer. The SAF® system, with its smaller footprint (12% of the DAF footprint) and cost-effective technology, dramatically improves bleachable tallow recovery. The Suspended Air® Emulsion, with its high air content, is key to the process improvement. A marked reduction of TSS, oil, and grease in the wastewater was...

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Cheese Processing Industry

Installation Of A SAF® System For A Cheese Processor Specializing in state-of-the-art wastewater treatment systems, at Heron Innovators, we provided a California-based customer with our advanced Suspended Air® Flotation (SAF®) system technology for their new cheese processing plant. Customized SAF® systems remove suspended solids from wastewater with a high capture percentage and high hydraulic and solids loading rates. The SAF® system installation was custom fabricated from type 304 stainless steel, and featured a Model F25 froth generator, Model CF125 ClearFloater™ flotation tank, a...

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Wastewater Treatment Ponds

SAF® System For Title 22 Wastewater Reclamation / Tertiary Filtration Heron Innovators manufactures Suspended Air® Flotation (SAF®) systems for removal of suspended solids from wastewater. SAF® solutions are backed up by years of process knowledge and manufacturing ability. This particular project required the removal of specific components - algae and colloidal material - from the pond effluent. The goal was to extend filter cycle times, and achieve <9NTU water clarity prior to filtration for unrestricted reuse of wastewater. The Model SAF250 system supplied by Heron Innovators was...

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Municipal Landfill Leachate

SAF® System For Treatment Of Landfill Leachate (Click image to enlarge) A customer in the municipal solid waste industry needed a solid/liquid separation process as a component of a system solution for disposal of leachate water. At Heron Innovators, we specialize in Suspended Air® Flotation systems for wastewater applications, and were contracted to manufacture and install a skid-mounted system to remove flocculated solids prior to disposal in a drainfield. The process incorporated lime softening to remove calcium, a major contributor to TDS, from the leachate wastestream, reducing TDS...

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Pilot Test for Digested Sludge Thickening

Pilot Test For Digested Sludge Thickening A municipal wastewater industry customer approached Heron Innovators with a need to run a treatment system pilot test. We placed our Model SAF125 Suspended Air® Flotation (SAF®) pilot trailer at the customer’s Sacramento, California biosolids recycling facility for three pilot runs. The pilot test runs provided data enhancing the performance of their digested sludge centrifuge operation. The pilot trailer thickens digested sludge from the treatment plant prior to the centrifuges. This advanced system is constructed from stainless steel...

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Pilot Testing Capabilities

SAF® System Pilot Testing For Wastewater Applications At Heron Innovators, we specialize in developing flotation treatment technology and conduct pilot testing for a variety of industries, including the public sector. Our Suspended Air® Flotation (SAF®) wastewater treatment systems perform water clarification with grit removal and solids thickening. This advanced system is more efficient than dissolved air flotation methods, and was the exact solution a Fortuna, California customer needed.The Heron Innovators system detailed here is a trailer mounted model SAF125 treatment system,...

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