Dubai sees it’s first membrane bio-reactor

With water a precious commodity, the first MBR plant in Dubai is using treated effluent for industrial purposes.

Treated effluent from Concorde-Corodex’s MBR plant.
Treated effluent from Concorde-Corodex’s MBR plant.

Water treatment company Concorde-Corodex has installed its first membrane bio-reactors in the UAE to treat sewage water for industrial purposes.

"We have been using this technology in countries such as Kuwait and now we have built our first ones in the UAE," said Mohanned Awad, group marketing officer for Concorde-Corodex. "The effluent from this type of treatment is of a high quality and we have been using it for restricted irrigation."

The process involves a suspended growth activated sludge system with a micro- or ultra-filtration membrane system that rejects particles. The effluent that is produced is of a high standard and there is less need for disinfectant as the membranes trap a significant number of pathogenic organisms.

By using treated effluent from this process for industrial use it is hoped that it will ease the demand on potable water in the Middle East. The company is also expanding its operations elsewhere in the region. "We are moving into the markets of Pakistan, Afghanistan, North Africa and other countries within the Middle East," said Awad.

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