Pentair to treat Saudi hospital wastewater
Pentair X-Flow to begin treating wastewater at Riyadh hospital in 2013
Membrane technology specialists Pentair X-Flow have won a contract to supply King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre with their Airlift MBR Megablock technology. Starting in April 2013, the technology will treat 8,000 m3 of wastewater per day at the Riyadh hospital in Saudi Arabia. The treated water will then be used for irrigation purposes. Saudi Arabia has become increasingly interested in wastewater re-use, as demand from a growing population and budding economy drives up water consumption and puts pressure on limited water reserves.
The wastewater treatment plant will be equipped with four of the firm’s Airlift MBR Megablocks, with a total of 288 UF membrane modules. The firm says that these modules are a reliable barrier for bacteria and viruses, and can handle fluctuating volumes of water whilst meeting regulatory requirements.
"The King Faisal Hospital Project is very exciting for Pentair X-Flow as it reconfirms the market requirement for the Airlift MBR Megablock solution and gives us an opportunity to work closely with a customer that continuously looks to offer the best solution possible,” said Pentair Water Process Technologies VP Juergen von Hollen on the deal.
Pentair X-Flow are also involved in the Jubail Phase 2 project in Saudi’s Al Jubail, where it is supplying its Seaguard UF membranes and skids to the desalination project. The finished plant is expected to have a capacity of 58,500 m3/day when completed in early 2013.