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1 Arab Water World December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII - Issue No. 12 Photo by: Bio-Microbics Wave / Tidal Energy SeaGen: The World s first tidal turbine in action Reverse Osmosis Energy Recovery at the Al Shuaibah sea water desalination plant EFFLUENT WATER TREATMENT Why decentralized/distributed systems are popular alternative treatment Serving the Water, Wastewater, Desalination & Energy Sectors in the Middle East & North Africa - Since 1977

2 Refer to RIN 01 on page 88

3 Serving the Water, Wastewater, Desalination & Energy Sectors in the Middle East & North Africa - Since 1977 Arab Water World Vol. XXXIII - Issue No. 12, December 2009 Arab Water World December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII - Issue No. 12 عالم املياه العربي مجلد - 33 عدد رقم 12 كانون األول )ديسمبر( 2009 I s s u e C o n t e n t s 1-5 Introduction 1 Issue Contents 2 CPH Team 4 Opening Letter 6-16 FEATURE Effluent Water Treatment 6 Why decentralized/distributed systems are popular alternative treatment ENERGY FOCUS Wave / Tidal Energy 17 SeaGen: The World s first tidal turbine in action INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHTS 20 Pumps & Accessories Speed-controlled pumps instrumental in lowering the power consumption and raising the reliability of a copper wire manufacturing process 28 Reverse Osmosis Energy Recovery at the Al Shuaibah sea water desalination plant 33 Water Instruments Easy programmable level detection: Limit value measurement with electromagnetic waves 38 Water Management & Distribution Network NSF/ANSI Standard 61: Getting the lead out of plumbing COUNTRY / REGIONAL REPORTS 46 Kuwait / Jordan Kuwaiti WWTP takes integrated biological approach to reduce construction costs and improve effluent quality 50 The Netherlands The eyes and ears of your network - Grundfos Remote Management 54 Southeast Asia Water and wastewater in Thailand: Governmental planning and regulations DEPARTMENTS 58 Industry Literature 59 Interviews & Profiles 60 Corporate Happenings 65 Products & Services 68 E-News EVENTS 70 Event Preview 73 Event Review SERVICES 76 Industry Contacts 81 Coming Events 82 Buyers Guide INFO 84 Advertisers Index 85 AWW Regulations & Guidelines 86 Word of the Expert Cover photo by: Bio-Microbics Wave / Tidal Energy SeaGen: The World s first tidal turbine in action Reverse Osmosis Energy Recovery at the Al Shuaibah sea water desalination plant EFFLUENT WATER TREATMENT Why decentralized/distributed systems are popular alternative treatment Arab Water World (AWW) magazine (ISSN ) published by Chatila Publishing House (CPH) All Rights Reserved عالم املياه العربي (ISSN ) تصدر عن دار شاتيال للنشر جميع احلقوق محفوظة Photo by: Bio-Microbics p.08 p.18 p.27 p.46 p.60 p.74 مقدمة محتويات العدد 2 فريق العمل 4 الرسالة اإلفتتاحية 16-6 موضوع خاص م عاجلة مياه الصرف الصح ي - 6 تزايد إستعمال أنظمة معاجلة مياه الصرف الالمركزي ة امل وز عة كطريقة بديلة الطاقة توليد الطاقة بواسطة املد واجلزر - 17 بدأ العمل بتربينة SeaGen األولى من نوعها عاملي ا العاملة بواسطة املد واجلزر أخبار صناعية 20 املضخ ات ولوازمها أهم ية املضخ ات ذات السرعة املضبوطة في تخفيض نسبة إستهالك الطاقة وتعزيز الفعالي ة في عملي ة تصنيع أسالك النحاس 28 التناضح العكسي إستعادة الطاقة مع Energy Recovery في محط ة الش عيبة لتحلية مياه البحر 33 أجهزة القياس املائي ة قياس م ستوى املياه والسوائل بطريقة سهلة وم برمجة بواسطة املوجات الكهرومغناطيسي ة 38 إدارة املياه وشبكات التوزيع التخل ص من الرصاص في املنشآت البلدي ة والب نى التحتي ة تقارير البلدان / املناطق 46 الكويت / األ ردن ات باع امل قاربة احليوي ة في محط ة "كبد" في الكويت مل عاجلة مياه الصرف الصح ي لتخفيض تكاليف اإلنشاءات وحتسني نوعي ة املياه 50 هولندا إعتماد برنامج Grundfos Remote Management لإلدارة الفع الة لشبكات املياه 54 جنوب شرق آسيا التخطيط احلكومي والقوانني امل تعل قة بقطاعي املياه ومياه الصرف في تايلندا أقسام مكتبة العدد 58 م قابالت وملف ات الشركات أخبار الشركات منتجات وخدمات 65 أخبار إلكترونية 68 معارض ومؤمترات عرض مسبق ملعارض ومؤمترات معارض ومؤمترات سابقة خدمات مرجع الصناعات املائية 76 معارض ومؤمترات مقبلة 81 دليل املشترين معلومات محتو يا ا لع فهرس املعلنني 84 شروط نشر املقاالت اإلشتراكات 85 كلمة اخلبير 86

4 Arab Water World (AWW) magazine Vol. XXXIII - December 2009 CPH Team Members Founders Mr. Fathi Chatila Mrs. Mona Chatila ( ) Management President / Publisher Fathi Chatila (Eng.) / f.chatila@cph.com.lb Administrative Manager Abdul Rahman Hallak / ar.hallak@cph.com.lb Editorial & Research Editor-in-Chief Fathi Chatila (Eng.) / f.chatila@cph.com.lb Editor & Researcher Jad Sarkis / j.sarkis@cph.com.lb Circulation & Marketing Circulation & Marketing Manager Jad Aboulhosn / j.aboulhosn@cph.com.lb Information Technology Advanced IT Operator / Assistant Accountant Hala Nizam / h.nizam@cph.com.lb Mail & Services Mail & Service Manager Abdul Rahman Hallak / ar.hallak@cph.com.lb Graphic Design Senior Graphic Designer Samer Manasfi / s.manasfi@cph.com.lb Honorary Editorial Consultants (HEC Board) Mr. Abdullatif I. Al-Mugrin Water Science & Technology Association (WSTA), Bahrain Dr. Bakenaz A. Zeydan - Head of Water Engineering Department, Tanta University, Egypt Dr. Eng. Darwish Ibrahim Yousef Prof. of Yousef Office for Science & Engineering, Syria Dr. Jalal Halwani - The Lebanese University, Lebanon Eng. Mohamad Amin Saad President Masar Technologies, USA Dr. Mritunjay Chaubey - Pentair Water, India Euro Ing. Prof. Nidal Hilal Head of Advanced Water Treatment Research Group, School of Chemical, Environmental & Mining Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK Dr. Riyad Abou Maizar Associated Consultants Engineers (ACE), Bahrain Dr. Walid Saleh - Int l Network on water, Environmental & Health (INWEH), The United Nations University, Jordan Dr. Yousef Al. Rumikhani - Assistant Professor - King Abdul Aziz City for Science & Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia Prof. Adel Sharif - University of Surrey, UK Dr. Ing. Aiman Eid Al-Rawajfeh - Tafila Technical University Dep. Chemical Engineering - Jordan Dr. Sajid Mahmood (Azeemi) - Assistant Professor in Water Resources Management, COE in Water Resources Engineering, Lahore, Pakistan Dr. Adil AL Tamimi - Associate Professor of civil enginering and Director of the institute of Materials Systems IMS School of Engineering, Anerican University of Sharjah UAE If you are interested in joining the AWW HEC board, kindly send us an with your resume and work samples to: editorial@awwmag.com a world of business opportunities The current issue of Arab Water World (AWW) magazine as well as archived issues are available online, free of charge (for registered users) CPH services Business Links Industry links: Section announcing international and regional manufacturers and suppliers of particular equipment and products. Agents and distributors available in the MENA: This section carries the contact details of agents and distributors as well as companies active in a certain sector in the Middle East and North Africa. Buyers Guide: This section features a 9 x 6 cm space where every company can include its logo, contact details and over 50 words introducing its products & services businesslinks@cphservices.net Career Center Area opening up doors before employers to find the right candidate for the right job. careercenter@cphservices.net Coming Events The coming events service offers a comprehensive listing of water events, conferences, seminars, and workshops. It enables interested users to set their calendars ahead. Information includes name of exhibition, venue, date, organizers complete details and addresses. comingevents@cphservices.net Project Monitor (Coming Soon) This section highlights the latest news about major projects in the MENA. It is divided into four subsections: - Tenders announcements, requesting interested companies to make proposals, noting the deadline to do so; - Biddings presented by the different interested parties; - Awarded contracts with info about the company; and - Latest updates about the projects status along with work progress. projectmonitor@cphservices.net Promo Shots (Coming Soon) Promo Shots is a new service serving to promote companies products and/or services via direct . A mail merge is sent to a vast number of regional and international decision-makers found in the AWW database. promoshots@cphservices.net All firms, governmental agencies, event organizers, agents, distributors, suppliers and professional industrialists wishing to benefit from AWW services can write to info@cphservices.net

5 Refer to RIN 02 on page 88

6 opening letter International Water Exhibitions The AWW October 2009 issue s Opening Letter discussed the most important water events that take place in the Arab World, providing useful information for businessmen and decision-makers who are planning on attending such events to get acquainted with the latest water technologies and the companies that manufacture and export equipment and instruments pertaining to the water/wastewater treatment, desalination, and renewable energy sectors. This month, we will review the most important international water exhibitions which showcase the latest in the sector. SMAGUA This biennial exhibition takes place in Zaragoza, Spain, focusing on the latest in the water and irrigation sectors from approximately 1,725 exhibiting companies. More than 35,000 visitors from Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and South America attend this event. WEFTEC One of the most important annual exhibitions in North America showcasing water quality technologies. A conference runs alongside the exhibition, where presentations are given from the elite thinkers and professionals of the water and wastewater treatment sector. Exhibitors at WEFTEC amount to 955 companies. IFAT A biennial exhibition held in Germany, it is considered one of the largest on the European continent. Over 2,600 companies from 41 countries participate in IFAT, promoting their water/wastewater technologies to approximately 120,000 visitors from around 170 countries. Aquatech Amsterdam This exhibition is held in the Dutch capital, Amsterdam, every three years. More than 850 exhibiting companies took part in the 2008 edition, where the latest water/wastewater equipment were showcased, and approximately 19,000 visitors attended from 133 countries. EverythingAboutWater This annual exhibition is held in New Delhi, India, where the 2009 edition attracted more than 350 exhibiting companies from the water treatment and wastewater management sectors, among many others. More than 15,000 business visitors attended EverythingAboutWater 2009 from all around the world. The Singapore International Water Week This relatively new event is held annually in Singapore. The 2 nd edition attracted in 2009 more than 420 exhibiting companies from 28 countries. Around 300 highranked delegates from 49 countries took part in the conference part of the event. The Singapore International Water Week is expected to grow increasingly year after year. Water Expo China Also an annual exhibition, the 3 rd edition of the expo attracted in 2009 more than 200 exhibiting companies from 18 countries. This exhibition is accompanied by a conference that discusses the different problems that are affecting the Chinese water sector, especially water pollution. This event is organized by Messe Frankfurt of Germany; it is also expected to grow increasingly in the near future due to the size and importance of the Chinese market. It is worth noting here that there are a lot of important international water exhibitions that were not mentioned here due to space constraints, and it will be my pleasure to provide detailed information regarding these exhibitions to readers demanding such information. Fathi Chatila Editor-in-Chief الرسالة اإلفتتاحية معارض مائية عاملية كنت قد تطرقت في عدد تشرين األول املاضي )أكتوبر( إلى أهم املعارض املائية التي ت قام في البلدان العربية عسى أن تساعد هذه املعلومات رجال األعمال وأصحاب القرار في اختيار املعارض التي يرغبون بزيارتها لإلطالع على أحدث التكنولوجيا املتعلقة بحقل املياه والعثور على الشركات امل صن عة وامل صد رة للمعدات واألجهزة التي ت ستعمل في تنقية املياه وم عاجلة مياه الصرف الصحي وحتلية الياه والطاقة املتجددة. وسأقوم في هذه املناسبة بالتطرق إلى أهم املعارض العاملية التي تبرز أحدث ما توصلت إليه صناعة املعدات واألجهزة املائية. معرض SMAGUA ي عقد هذا املعرض مرة كل سنتني في مدينة سراغوسا في إسبانيا وي برز أحدث املعدات التي ت ستعمل في حقل املياه والري ي قد مها حوالي 1,725 شركة عارضة. ويبلغ عدد زواره أكثر من 35,000 شخص من أوروبا شمال أفريقيا الشرق األوسط وأميركا اجلنوبية. معرض WEFTEC ي عتبر من أهم املعارض التي ت عقد سنويا في أميركا الشمالي ة وي برز أحدث التكنولوجيا املتعل قة بنوعية املياه ي صاحبه ندوة يشارك فيها نخبة من املفك رين واألخص ائيني بحقل معاجلة مياه الشرب واملياه املبتذلة. ويبلغ عدد العارضني 955 شركة. معرض IFAT ي عقد هذا املعرض في أملانيا مرة كل سنتني وي عتبر من أضخم املعارض التي ت قام في قارة أوروبا حيث ي شارك فيه أكثر من 2,600 شركة من 41 دولة تعرض أحدث التكنولوجيا املتعلقة بتنقية املياه وم عاجلة مياه الصرف الصحي. ويبلغ عدد زواره 120,000 زائر من حوالي 170 دولة. معرض Aquatech Amsterdam ي عقد هذا املعرض مرة كل ثالث سنوات في مدينة أمستردام الهولندي ة حيث شارك في معرض عام 2008 أكثر من 850 شركة برزت أحدث ما توص لت إليه تكنولوجيا صناعة املعد ات التي ت ستعمل في م عاجلة وتنقية املياه على إختالف أنواعها. كما بلغ عدد زو اره 19,000 زائر من 133 دولة. معرض (WWEM) Water, Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring ي عقد هذا املعرض سنويا في بريطانيا حيث يتيح لزواره اإلط الع على كل ما هو جديد في حقل املعدات واألجهزة التي ت ستعمل في حقل املياه السطحية واجلوفية. ويصاحب ها املعرض ندوة يشارك فيها نخبة من األخص ائيني من بريطانيا وغيرها من الدول األوروبية واألجنبية. معرض EverythingAboutWater ي عقد هذا املعرض سنويا في نيودلهي في الهند. وقد جذب معرض عام 2009 أكثر من 350 شركة عرضت أحدث منتجاتها املتعل قة مبعاجلة املياه وإدارة مياه الصرف الصح ي وغيرها من احلقول. وبلغ عدد زواره أكثر من 15,000 من رجال األعمال من مختلف أنحاء العالم. معرض The Singapore International Water Week وهو من املعارض احلديثة التي ت عقد سنويا في سنغافورة. وقد استقطب املعرض الثاني عام 2009 أكثر من 420 شركة عارضة من 28 دولة. ويصاحب هذا املعرض ندوة عاملية ساهم فيها 300 مندوب يشغلون مناصب رئيسي ة في بالدهم من 49 دولة. ومن املتوقع أن يزدهر هذا املعرض عاما بعد عام. معرض Water Expo China وهو أيضا من املعارض التي ت عقد سنويا. وقد استقطب املعرض الثالث الذي ع قد عام 2009 أكثر من 200 شركة من 18 دولة مختلفة. وي صاحب هذا املعرض ندوة تتطرق إلى مختلف املشاكل التي ت عاني منها دولة الصني وخاصة تلك امل تعل قة بتلو ث املياه. وي نظ م هذا احلدث شركة معارض فرانكفورت األملانية. ومن املتوقع أن ينمو هذا املعرض عاما بعد عام نظرا لكبر حجم وأهمية السوق الصينية. وجتدر اإلشارة إلى أنه يوجد العديد من املعارض املائية لم أتطرق إليها بسبب ضيق املساحة. وسيكون من دواعي سروري تقديم معلومات عن هذه املعارض ملن يرغب بذلك. فتحي شاتيال رئيس التحرير f.chatila@cph.com.lb

7 Refer to RIN 03 on page 88

8 feature Effluent Water Treatment م عاجلة مياه الصرف الصح ي Why decentralized/distributed systems are popular alternative treatment By Robert K. Rebori and Jennifer Cisneros* A city s wastewater treatment infrastructure is part of the groundwork for the organization of an entire community. This is one of the most costly endeavors for the community and using a centralized system is often not an environmental benefit. There is conclusive evidence centralized sewer collection systems are leaking and causing treatment plant overflows during strong wet weather events. Leakage into streams and groundwater are a common occurrence in many places and a significant problem in many communities across the USA. A study in Albuquerque, New Mexico concluded that leakage of wastewater from sewer pipes amounted to 10% of average daily wastewater flow at their treatment plant, or five million gallons (19 million liters) per day. Due to cost and these types of overflow issues, alternative ways of providing wastewater service in suburban areas are gaining increasing attention. In many situations, a decentralized/distributed system is the better way to go. Often seen as suitable only in low-density, rural situations and then only as temporary solutions, decentralized wastewater treatment systems are not usually thought of as an option for more than one home. However, with proper design, installation, and operation, the advantages of decentralized systems are many. By collecting, treating, and reusing or disposing of wastewater from individual homes, buildings, and/or cluster systems near the point of generation, decentralized/distributed systems can reduce the time, amount of water, and energy involved with treating wastewater with a higher pollutant removal rate. Benefits for developers Developers who look into alternatives to sewer or center-collection systems actually see plenty of reasons to choose decentralized/distributed systems for their homes. For example, a developer who is looking to build 50 suburban homes can have his project delayed up to five years while waiting for the city to extend the existing sewer lines to the homes. Plus, the developer is likely going to pay significant sewer tap fees and substantial fees for the cost of extending sewer lines so that current sewer customers will not have to see their rates increase. If the developer is charged more, chances are the developer will charge the residents more. Additionally, especially in places like coastal areas, small lots and heavy regulation can tie the developer s hands if the developer is trying to put in a sewer. The 5-year (or whatever was given) timeline is likely to stretch even further. Because these decentralized/distributed systems are typically composed of modular, interconnected, and easily replaceable parts, installation and maintenance is simple. It only takes a matter of days or weeks to install and start-up a decentralized system. The savvy developer does not have to plan as extensively in comparison to building a neighborhood with a sewer. The developer may also decide to use these systems instead of building out from the central infrastructure because they require less time and money to obtain permits. But one of the major benefits of these systems is the developer can build out slowly and add to the treatment system as needed to maintain treatment meaning the upfront costs are significantly lower. As an example, when the developer looks into onsite wastewater treatment he or she will likely find a small, quick-to-install, MicroFAST wastewater treatment unit from Bio-Microbics, Inc., based in Shawnee, Kansas, USA. These modular units can treat 500 gallons (1,892 liters) per day or significantly more using a cluster system treating from 3,000 up to 160,000+ gallons/day (11,356 up to 605,665+ liters/day) enough to accommodate an entire community. More good news exists in the fact that these advanced treatment systems treat the water to considerably Installations of FAST wastewater treatment units ideal for concrete, fiberglass, and steel tanks for large communities, clustered subdivisions, and commercial properties located around the globe higher standards for subsurface irrigation or any other reuse method. These units are easily upgradable, scalable, and take up considerably less space than centralized treatment options. Moreover, these advanced treatment systems offer a water reuse opportunity for community parks, schools, and golf courses to upkeep common areas and reduce potable water consumption for these non-potable uses. The developer also has more options in terms of the topography and/or type of land available, which not only increases property value but can lead to a decrease in urban sprawl. Benefits for residents Homeowners generally do not like to think about sewage treatment. Quite frequently, a neighborhood near a large treatment plant will be irritated by its smell, noise, or appearance. Residents will be happy to know that odor is usually less of a concern with decentralized/distributed systems and they are typically almost unseen because they can be installed below ground. Since the size of land normally reserved for the drain field on a given property can be reduced by using individual on-site systems or eliminated by using cluster systems, the residual land can be used for other structures like a pool or common areas like parks or just green space. The other added benefit these systems have is that the treated water can be reused for drip tube irrigation of the lawn or other landscaped areas. Whenever a community has a centralized wastewater system 06 Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

9 Refer to RIN 04 on page 88

10 feature Effluent Water Treatment م عاجلة مياه الصرف الصح ي and developments are proposed, questions are likely to arise over how the costs and benefits of the system are to be distributed, which can be avoided when all the costs and benefits go to single homes or clustered developments. Also important to consider is the fact that property near large centralized systems decreases in value, understandably. Houses with individual or distributed systems have a more equal distribution of value. In addition, distributed/decentralized systems are often much more economical for smaller communities than sewers. Columbus, New Mexico s situation in 1995 serves as an excellent example. It had a choice between paying US$4.21 million for sewers with aerated wetlands and ponds, or paying US$1.19 million for new single home treatment systems. Septic systems have had a lousy reputation Frequent system failures are associated with the various types of conventional septic systems. When developers contract with a company or individual to install on-site systems, they are looking to minimize costs by adhering to the minimum standards instead of looking to protect the environment. Sometimes they are simply unaware that other options exist. Usually the failures are characterized by very unpleasant events affecting an entire development of homes where the systems were not designed or installed properly. These events are things like untreated wastewater surfacing on the ground or backing up into the houses. Thus, many have assumed that on-site systems simply cannot be reliable. However, looking deeper into the situation, the problems of on-site systems diminish considerably when a system utilizing proven technology (such as the FAST systems), is designed, installed, and maintained correctly, and given no harsh chemicals to treat. Homeowners also can help to take care of their system and extend its life. Reading the owner s manual of any treatment system is a must. In it, homeowners are reminded that things like paint thinners, medicines, and even liquid fabric softeners can be harmful to a septic system. Regular inspection and pump out of septic tanks also goes a long way in reducing failures. A professional should always do any maintenance to a system. The good news is that decentralized systems require less operation and maintenance than centralized wastewater treatment plants, and therefore can be less costly to maintain overall. Environmentally conscious Properly designed, installed, and operated decentralized/distributed wastewater systems have significantly cleaner effluent than centralized systems do. Unbelievably, untreated water sometimes gets disposed to the environment with centralized systems whether due to aging infrastructure, water main breaks, flooding, or poor operation. Often, minimal energy is needed to create this superior effluent. Using again the example of the FAST unit from Bio-Microbics with the SFR (Sequencing Fixed Reactor) feature that comes integral on every FAST system control panel, the blower can be cycled on and off for two reasons: Reduced energy operating cost (up to 45%) and improved أسفرت دراسة أ جريت في والية نيومكسيكو األميركية عن عد ة نتائج أهم ها أن تسر ب مياه الصرف الصح ي من أنابيب الصرف ي شك ل 10 باملئة من نسبة تدف ق مياه الصرف اليومي ة في محط ة م عاجلة مياه الصرف ما ي عادل 19 مليون ليتر تقريبا. يدعو ذلك إلى تزايد إعتماد وسائل بديلة خلدمات م عاجلة مياه الصرف. في م عظم احلاالت البديل األفضل هو نظام ال مركزي م وز ع مل عاجلة مياه الصرف وهو مناسب بشكل خاص للمناطق ذات الكثافة السكانية امل نخفضة واملناطق الريفي ة. ال ت ستعمل عادة هذه األنظمة ألكثر من منزل واحد ولكن مع عملية تصميم مناسبة وتركيب وتشغيل صحيحني باإلمكان اإلستفادة من منافع األنظمة الالمركزية امل وز عة فهي ت خف ض وقت املعاجلة وكمية املياه والطاقة الالزمة ملعاجلة مياه الصرف الصح ي وذلك مع نسبة إزالة أكبر للم لو ثات لصالح البيئة. ت قد م شركة. Inc Bio-Microbics, في هذا املجال أنظمة FAST الالمركزي ة امل وز عة ملعاجلة مياه الصرف الصح ي. بإمكان وحدات MicroFAST السريعة التركيب أن ت عالج 1,892 ليتر من مياه الصرف يوميا أو أكثر إذا ما است عمل نظام جماعي م كو ن من عد ة وحدات يخدم مجموعة سكانية كاملة مبعاجلة ما بني 11,356 و 605,665 ليترا أو أكثر من مياه الصرف. هذه الوحدات سهلة التطوير والتحسني وال تأخذ مساحة ت ذكر من ناحية التركيب باملقارنة مع أنظمة امل عاجلة املركزية. Refer to RIN 05 on page 88 nitrogen reduction performance (in specific situations). A great concern of the EPA is the amount of nitrates a system releases into the environment. These nitrates can enter groundwater and under the right conditions are implicit in causing certain birth defects and are thought to cause other disorders like hyperthyroidism. If too many nitrates enter a pond or lake, they create algae, which destroy oxygen in the water and subsequently kill fish. Many centralized systems remove hardly any nitrates, while some distributed/decentralized systems remove an impressive amount of nitrates. Water table levels and stream base flows can be harmed by the use of centralized systems and are improved or preserved by the use of decentralized/distributed systems. In the case of centralized systems, they do not discharge their effluent anywhere near where the homes or businesses use and/or obtain their water. Thus, many streams lose their water to these systems, but in the case of decentralized systems, the water goes to the nearby leach field and possibly back into the stream. Also important to note is that riparian zones (the area between land and a stream) are less frequently disturbed by the installation and operation of on-site systems than they are by sewer systems. Conclusions It is very important for developers and residents to decide what type of wastewater system is most feasible to implement, economically, politically, and environmentally. It is not always a clear choice, but there is substantial evidence that decentralized systems are very frequently the answer. They are less of a hassle for responsible builders and homeowners, and they are a friendly gesture to the environment at a time when such gestures are greatly sought after. *Robert K. Rebori, Staff Writer Jennifer Cisneros, Marketing Communications Coordinator Bio-Microbics, Inc Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

11 موضوع خاص م عاجلة مياه الصرف الصح ي Effluent Water Treatment Denitrification filters meet strict, varying nitrogen limits By Gregory Ellard* The 7,886-m 3 /hr Littleton/Englewood advanced wastewater treatment (AWT) plant in Colorado, USA, serves more than 300,000 residents in the Denver metropolitan area. Plant effluent is discharged to the area s major watershed, the South Platte River. In 2001, planning was begun to expand the then 5,678-m 3 /hr wastewater treatment plant to its current 7,886 m3/hr capacity to accommodate the area s fast growing population. At the onset of planning and design, the plant s inflow had reached 80% of its design capacity. The plant process upgrades included enhancing nitrate removal with a new in-plant recycling system and new denitrification filters. The final plant design included eight deep bed denitrification gravity filters, each 3.6 m by 29.3 m, containing 2.4 m of 2-3 mm rounded sand. The filters were designed with individual carbon source feeds for denitrification and variable influent flow splitting for maximum flexibility. Advanced control strategies and instrumentation were included to improve reliability in meeting the new daily permit requirements. The previous permit was based on monthly averages. Filter Design Basis a challenge, since denitrification filters work best when fully denitrifying. Otherwise, partially converted nitrogen in the nitrite form discharges from the filter and causes a very high chlorine demand downstream. To solve the challenge of varying denitrification requirements, the plant was designed with individual methanol feeds to each deep bed denitrification filter. As a result, each filter could be individually controlled to either produce full, efficient denitrification or simply provide solids filtration. This produced a blended effluent quality that met the daily requirements for TIN while using variable influent flow At Max Month At Max Day Flow (m 3 /hr) 3,340 5,680 Suspended Solids (mg/l) Filter Influent Filter Effluent 5 5 Nitrate Nitrogen (mg/l) Filter Influent Filter Effluent 4 4 Note- Less than 5% forward flow for backwash, no net TOC increase, no media loss for 5 years. 8 TETRA DeepBed Denite denitrification gravity filters, each 3.6 m by 29.3 m, containing 2.4 m of 2-3 mm rounded sand provided Design work was completed in 2004, and the new plant was dedicated in December The filter design and process equipment the TETRA Deep- Bed Denite system was supplied by Severn Trent Services. USEPA regulations require flexible system The Littleton/Englewood AWT plant needed a reliable and flexible treatment process design to comply with new daily effluent permit requirements for total inorganic nitrogen (TIN) that are more stringent at different times of the year and only require partial denitrification during other times. This presented to maximize performance and system flexibility. System operation To optimize the operation and reliability of the deep bed denitrification system, advanced instrumentation technologies and control strategies were used. Flow entering the filter s main influent channel is measured by a flow meter. An automatic sampler draws water samples from the filter s influent channel every 30 to 60 minutes, and a second sampler operates in the filter clearwell where the effluent from the eight filters combines. The composites are collected once daily and analyzed in the plant laboratory. There are also two ultraviolet-based online analyzers for nitrate-nitrogen and phosphate, which test water from 10 locations: The influent channel; the effluent from each of the eight filters; and the combined effluent of all filters before it enters the clearwell. A computer algorithm uses the flow and analyzer outputs to individually control and dose methanol carbon source to each filter influent. Methanol dosing is varied proportionately with influent flow and influent nitrate values for each filter. Individual methanol pumps dose each filter, assisted by a constant flow of dilution water injected into the pumped methanol. This transports the methanol to the filter inlet quickly to ensure responsive dosing and lowered flammability. The computed dosage is corrected periodically based on the resulting effluent nitrate-nitrogen from individual filters. Methanol pumps can also be set to adjust based on either individual or combined effluent nitrate-nitrogen values. Rigorous system testing During the initial filter biological startup in April 2008, methanol feed was started at 25% of theoretical dose and increased an additional 25% per day until a full dosage was fed. Despite the 15º C process 09 عالم املياه العربي كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

12 feature Effluent Water Treatment م عاجلة مياه الصرف الصح ي gas accumulation caused by the high nitrate and flow loading was found to be best handled by short but frequent bump cycles of 60 seconds per filter every 30 minutes. Backwash water usage was about 3.4% of forward flow, meeting the process guarantee. And not only was there no net pickup of total organic carbon across the filters, there often was a significant reduction instead. Refer to RIN 06 on page 88 Continuing operations, estimated savings The plant s design has allowed costeffective control of plant effluent quality to a degree not previously possible. Presently, two of the eight filters are in filtration-only mode, and the other six filters are in denitrification mode. Five of the denitrifying filters have effluent set points of 2.5 mg/l NO 3 -N. The remaining denitrifying filter is operated off of the sampler from the combined effluent of the eight filters to trim the combined concentration to 8 to 9 mg/l NO 3 -N, ensuring that methanol is not overfed and that nitrite residual is minimal. Calculations reveal that if the Littleton/ Englewood AWT filter plant had been processing an average daily flow of 2,208 m 3 /hr and was reducing nitratenitrogen from 20 mg/l to 1 mg/l, the yearly methanol cost at US$1.15 per gallon would be US$412,000. Achieving denitrification down to 9 mg/l using the innovative individual filter controls would cost US$251,000 per year under the same scenario, representing a 39% reduction in potential methanol usage at a savings of US$161,000 per year. water at that time, significant denitrification was observed within a week, and consistent NO 3 -N removal was achieved within 10 days. A five-day filter process performance test was conducted in denitrification mode during the week of July 7, The filters demonstrated the capability to remove more than 20 mg/l of NO 3 -N by themselves even at max-day flows. Max-day flows were applied to the filters almost continuously throughout the fiveday test. The inlet NO 3 -N peaked near 30 mg/l in the morning hours and was treated without problem. The Littleton/ Englewood test was possibly the most rigorous full-scale operation of deep-bed denitrification filters ever performed. During the performance test, each filter needed a daily backwash to remove solids and excess biomass. Nitrogen gas was also purged or bumped from the filters by reversing flow through each filter with the backwash pumps. Rapid Refer to RIN 07 on page 88 *Gregory Ellard Senior Process Engineer Severn Trent Services تخدم محط ة Littleton/Englewood مل عاجلة مياه الصرف الصح ي 300,000 نسمة في والية كولورادو األميركي ة وهي بقدرة م عاجلة تصل إلى 7,886 متر م كع ب في الساعة. وكان قد بدأ في العام 2001 التخطيط لتوسيع قدرة احملطة من 5,678 متر مكع ب في الساعة إلى قدرتها احلالية بسبب تزايد عدد السكان امل تسارع. لدى بدأ التخطيط والتصميم كانت نسبة التدف ق القادمة إلى احملطة قد بلغت 80 باملئة من قدرتها. ومن التطويرات التي طرأت على احملطة تعزيز قدرتها على إزالة النترات مع تركيب نظام إعادة تدوير جديد ومرش حني إلزالة النترات. إنتهت أشغال التصميم في العام 2004 وبدأ العمل باحملط ة اجلديدة في شهر كانون األو ل )ديسمبر( 2008 وأم نت شركة Severn Trent Services معد ات التصميم وامل عاجلة املؤل فة من نظام TETRA DeepBed.Denite 10 Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

13 موضوع خاص م عاجلة مياه الصرف الصح ي Effluent Water Treatment Siemens to equip Jeddah sewage treatment plant with one of the largest odor control systems in Saudi Arabia City of Phoenix acquires Bentley s SewerGEMS to enhance analysis, design, and operation of wastewater infrastructure Multiple technologies allow Siemens to offer the most efficient odor control solution Siemens Water Technologies will supply a nine-piece odor control system at the 250,000 m 3 /day North Jeddah Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As the STP is located next to the King Abdullah Aziz Airport in Jeddah, the Ministry of Water and Electricity requested that odor control equipment be installed. Valued at more than US$2 million, the system will consist of three different technologies located at five areas throughout the plant. Once completed by year s end, this will be one of the largest odor control installations in all of Saudi Arabia. The city of Phoenix, Arizona, USA, has acquired Bentley s SewerGEMS multiplatform software for sanitary sewer systems to enhance its ability to analyze, design, and operate its extensive wastewater infrastructure. The infrastructure serves approximately 1.5 million residents and includes about 8,050 kilometers of sewer mains and 92,000 sewer manholes. Through their use of SewerGEMS, engineers with the city s Water Services Department will be able to create a dependable wastewater model that will facilitate flexible master planning, rehabilitation sequencing, development capacity allocation, and sanitary sewer overflow warnings, while improving the efficiency of daily operations. The Ministry selected Siemens for its odor control experience and number of installations in the Kingdom. Siemens was able to provide a multitude of odor control solutions, including a combination of biological, chemical, and activated carbon. Siemens will also guarantee the overall system s efficiency. Two two-stage bio-trickling filters will remove the bulk of hydrogen sulfide (H 2 S) in the aerated grit chambers and biophosphorus tanks, followed by a LO/PRO two-stage chemical scrubber to reduce overall odors. A three-stage chemical scrubber will remove 99.9% of H 2 S and other odors in the sludge thickener and tanks area. Three additional scrubbers will be installed in the sludge dewatering building to treat ammonia and amines, H 2 S, and organic sulfur compounds in three separate stages. A ZABOCS biofiltration unit installed in the return and excess sludge pumping station will remove H 2 S and various other odorous compounds. A single-stage packed tower chemical scrubber in the aeration tanks rounds out the system, treating a high volume of air and a range of odors and concentrations in a small footprint. Siemens Water Technologies has a number of odor control installations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including a chemical scrubber in Wady Al Dawasir; six carbon systems in Riyadh; seven biological systems and four carbon systems in Dhahran; and two biological systems in Taif. Over the last few years, the water department s wastewater planning efforts have been moving away from a predict and plan approach to the more proactive practice of anticipate and prepare. The problem is: Predictions of future growth areas and likely growth rates, changing weather patterns, water appliance efficiencies, and customer behavior are highly unreliable, offering little insight into conditions for which the water department must prepare. Erich Lais, P.E., city of Phoenix civil engineer III, said: By developing and analyzing our wastewater model with SewerGEMS built-in hydraulic and hydrology tools, wet-weather calibration methods, Scenario Control Center, and many other capabilities, we will be able to explore a broad range of possible future factors and develop a plan to prepare for each. As a result, we will be better able to adapt to changing conditions and consequent wastewater system requirements, enabling us to continue to meet our customers needs. The city of Phoenix acquired SewerGEMS to complement the WaterGEMS license it acquired in 2007 to model and analyze its water distribution system. Because SewerGEMS includes the same model management tools and has a user interface very similar to that of WaterGEMS, it will be very easy for the city s project teams to use this new software. Refer to RIN 08 on page 88 Refer to RIN 09 on page عالم املياه العربي كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

14 feature Effluent Water Treatment م عاجلة مياه الصرف الصح ي Ecolutia Services EXPANDS cleantech mobile water treatment fleet to provide water security Refer to RIN 10 on page 88 On September 22, 2009, Ecolutia Services officially expanded its range of mobile water treatment solutions for industrial and municipal customers, with the release of its Proteus series. This family of multimedia based solutions provides pretreatment or direct treatment to seawater, brackish water, or permeate water for a large array of applications. Treatment solutions include the supply of potable water for municipal use, softened water for low pressure boilers, and ultrapure water for use globally in sectors including power generation, oil & gas, and semi-conductor industries. Constructed in-house, incorporating the latest design philosophy and technologies, customers benefit from a robust solution based on over two decades of operational experience. Automated technologies ensure a constant optimized system performance at a lower cost of operation by reducing the need for permanent on-site cover. Additionally, the security of treated water supply is maintained through the use of wireless remote monitoring and data logging technologies which can provide real-time information to enable remote troubleshooting and maintenance. The Proteus solutions are available as four-vessel mobile containerized systems achieving flow rates up to 7,200 m 3 /day or as mobile skid mounted single vessels for flow rates up to 1,800 m 3 /day. The four-vessel system can achieve a product water quality output of <0.1 µs/cm; <5ppb silica; and <5 ppb dissolved oxygen, based on the application and feed water quality. Systems can be dispatched globally within a few hours of a service request, and if the project site is ready to receive, the system can be treating water for customers on the day of arrival. The Proteus series can be used as modular blocks in series or parallel to increase product water quality or volume. The versatile design permits rapid deployment on short term, emergency or long term project to provide softening, filtration, demineralization, condensate polishing and de-oxygenation, as well as specialist loadings for more complex treatments. The light weight of the series allows preloading of media prior to dispatch, saving customers time and expense of waiting for the media to arrive and be loaded. A Regen-In-Place skid is available for onsite regeneration to avoid expensive costs of sending the media to a regeneration facility usually located at some considerable distance. At the launch, Ken Schmidt, CEO, Ecolutia Services commented: The Proteus provides a reliable and secure source of water for customers. The range of treatments available combined with higher flow rates of product water mean this is a desirable solution to resolve critical water difficulties. Aging infrastructure and seasonal variations in feed water can be overcome with a single Proteus system or as an integrated solution. Maximizing limited resources and a vastly increased product water output mean costs are reduced; just what the market is looking for in challenging times. Ecolutia Services operates the world s newest and most efficient fleet of mobile water and wastewater solutions for onsite treatment to overcome any critical water difficulty. In addition to the Proteus series, the fleet includes advanced mobile seawater and brackish water reverse osmosis systems and electro-deionization systems. The variety of treatment options available from Ecolutia Services means customers can use the fleet as a backup support service to remain operational during an outage of their water treatment plant or whenever it encounters difficulty. Additionally, with energy consumption for seawater desalination amongst the lowest of any mobile water treatment fleet globally, customers not only benefit from lower costs of operation but also have a smaller environmental footprint. Juan Francisco Díez de la Lastra, Technical Director, Ecolutia Services commented: By utilizing the combined knowledge and experience of our team, from the last 20 years, customers can be assured they will get the right product solutions to meet their needs. The fleet is built to be reliable, durable and automated, with the latest technological apparatus to maximize efficiency, productivity, and reduce manpower requirements. The global increase in demand for water is at the heart of the updated cleantech products from Ecolutia Services and its sustainable approach to water treatment. Customers can benefit from the cleantech solutions to drought-proof supplies, reuse water, recover and treat wastewater, while using products with greater productivity, greater efficiency, lower logistical costs, and lower energy consumption. Ecolutia Services offers industrial and municipal customers a one-stop-shop portfolio of water, wastewater, and environmental solutions. The company s portfolio of products and services incorporates the world s newest and most efficient fleet of mobile water treatment systems and gas treatment, waste-to-energy process, and industrial automation products. 12 Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

15 Refer to RIN 11 on page 88

16 feature Effluent Water Treatment م عاجلة مياه الصرف الصح ي Bluewater Bio expands into South Africa Bluewater Bio International, the provider of a high-performance yet highly cost-effective proprietary wastewater treatment process called HYBACS, is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive representation agreement in South Africa via a license agreement with Headstream Water Holdings ( Headstream ). The agreement is for an initial three year period and the license can be extended for further two year periods in perpetuity if Headstream achieves certain sales targets. Headstream is looking at projects nationally in South Africa and the initial focus will be on restoring performance and upgrading plants in particularly stressed areas and on private sector operated plants serving mining communities. There are three projects under consideration in the North West Province and one in Mpumalanga, in the north eastern part of the country. HYBACS is particularly attractive in these regions because it avoids large civil works and can provide up to 50% energy savings which is a major issue in South Africa. Headstream is currently negotiating a cooperation agreement with the largest independent operator of wastewater plants in South Africa. Daniel Ishag, CEO of Bluewater Bio commented: South Africa is a priority region for Bluewater Bio because many plants in the country are dysfunctional. This is down to poor maintenance, lack of capital expenditure, and, most importantly, overloading because of population growth. The market opportunity in South Africa is significant, there are 1,619 wastewater plants registered with the Department of Water Affairs. Official estimates suggest approximately 60% of these are dysfunctional to a greater or lesser degree in terms of regulatory compliance of stipulated water quality characteristics industry sources hint that this is closer to 80%. These are predominantly the smaller municipalities as the larger urban centers still have capable technical staff, but even this infrastructure is deteriorating. There is no doubt that the remainder of the sub Saharan African countries are in a far worse predicament and South Africa will be our central base as we enter this market. The management team of Headstream, whose offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town will officially open in January 2010, will be headed up by Justin Moore. Justin has over 30 years of investment banking experience and has advised major water utilities in South Africa, for example Umgeni Water and Rand Water. Martie Janse Van Rensburg will join the Headstream Board as its non-executive Chairperson. Martie, Refer to RIN 12 on page 88 The Northern Works in the Kwazulu Natal province Lepelle Northern Water Burgersfort Works (dysfunctional clarifier) who is the current chairperson of Johannesburg Water and the former CEO of the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority which implements and funds raw bulk water infrastructure in South Africa, is highly respected in the water sector in South Africa. Bluewater Bio and Headstream expect to expand into other sub-saharan African countries approximately 12 to 18 months after the South African launch. 14 Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

17 موضوع خاص م عاجلة مياه الصرف الصح ي Effluent Water Treatment AWWA, Water Environment Federation release competency model to encourage water careers The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), two of the largest water and wastewater national associations, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor and the Environmental Protection Agency, released the Water Sector Competency Model, which defines the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities for prospective water professionals, and encourages careers in the water sector. The Water Sector Competency Model is designed to increase the pool of certified and experienced water sector professionals through a variety of training and career advancement solutions. The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA), worked with AWWA, WEF, and EPA to guide and finalize the documentation required to showcase the water sector competency model as a resource for the workforce challenges facing high-growth industries. AWWA and WEF are committed to supporting the competency-based training and certification in the water sector to ensure experienced and certified water sector professionals are available to support public water systems and wastewater treatment plants in the future. AWWA is supporting the initiative by engaging in a three-year research project that supports the improvement of the water sector competency model. AWWA and WEF were both instrumental in the development of the Water Sector Competency Model. The release of the Water Sector Competency Model represents an important moment in assuring the water sector has enough well-trained and committed professionals in the years ahead, said AWWA President Craig Woolard. The Water Sector Competency Model is just what we need to attract the new generation of professionals to green jobs necessary for the sustainability of our water infrastructure, said Peter S. Silva, Assistant Administrator for EPA s Office of Water. Refer to RIN 13 on page 88 Refer to RIN 14 on page عالم املياه العربي كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

18 feature Effluent Water Treatment م عاجلة مياه الصرف الصح ي Siemens offers wastewater treatment plants proven energy and operational cost-saving solutions with ESCO performance contracts ESCO (energy service company) performance contracts combine proven energy and operational cost-saving solutions Refer to RIN 15 on page 88 KDF announced as TIE20 Industry Awards winner KDF Fluid Treatment, Inc. was recently announced as a winner of the TiE20 Industry Awards in the Cleantech segment at the TiECon Midwest 2009 conference. Twenty winners were selected from more than 1,000 nominated companies with the winners divided between five focus segments: Software, Wireless, Cleantech, Media, and Life Sciences. The TiE20 awards showcase promising startup companies or highly Siemens announces ESCO (energy service company) performance contracts are now available to municipal wastewater treatment customers in North America. An ESCO performance-based contract allows for an alternative funding method for a capital improvement in the wastewater plant that reduces energy use, operation costs, and labor. This is paid for from the guaranteed savings generated from implementing process improvements for the facility. Siemens has combined the expertise of its various divisions and business units with key engineering firms to offer municipalities a broad portfolio of products and services that address different aspects of the wastewater treatment process. By applying the ESCO contract model, Siemens now extends its proven sustainable, energy-efficient, and operational cost-saving solutions to customers wastewater treatment systems. Siemens Building Technologies Division is one of the four founding Clinton Climate Initiative ESCOs. The original Initiative focused on energy conservation and emissions reduction in 40 of the world s largest cities. ESCOs now audit municipal and industrial facilities of all sizes and identify where various cost-cutting measures can be implemented to reduce energy consumption and reduce operational costs. From that analysis, the ESCO audit team develops facility improvement methods that help innovated companies and are presented by TiE, a global, not-for-profit, organization dedicated to entrepreneurs. KDF offers two product lines, KDF 55 Process Medium and KDF 85 Process Medium, of high-purity, granulated copper and zinc-based alloys for water pretreatment, primary treatment, justify the contract. On the wastewater treatment side, Siemens has identified numerous measures, innovative solutions, and services that hold potential for cost savings and emissions reductions. Samples of energy services and improvement measures include biosolids reduction, methane gas creation and usage, water conservation and reuse, high-efficiency dryer installation, SCA- DA system improvements, and aeration system upgrades, to name a few. In addition, measurement and verification services should be implemented to gauge benefits of the program and of staff operations and therefore track and attain the customers sustainability and conservation goals. Glens Falls, New York, and Conroe, Texas, are just two wastewater treatment plants to have used successfully the ESCO model to improve facility processes and to reduce costs. Wastewater treatment facility ESCO contracts are performance-based, meaning the ESCO guarantees a certain level of energy saving and thus, protects the performance risks. With wastewater energy savings performance contracts, the ESCO usually includes the design, equipment, installation, and guaranteed savings. The average municipal wastewater treatment plant usually realizes payback in operational savings within 10 to 12 years of entering the contract. A partnership approach in the process helps identify and deliver energy savings; document success in delivering similar wastewater energy savings performance; and the financial, engineering, and construction capability to rapidly deploy projects without significant operational and financial impacts. and wastewater applications to extend system life, lower total cost, decrease maintenance, and reduce heavy metals, microorganisms, and scale. KDF media can remove up to 99% of water-soluble lead, mercury, nickel, chromium, and other dissolved metals. Effective in controlling buildup of bacteria, algae, fungi, and scale, these media are ideal for GAC beds, ion exchange resins, carbon block filters, and inline carbon filters. KDF media are used for both Point-of-Entry (POE) and Point-of-Use (POU) water treatment systems. Refer to RIN 16 on page Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

19 الطاقة توليد الطاقة بواسطة املد واجلزر Wave / Tidal Energy SeaGen: The World s first tidal turbine in action By Peter Fraenkel* The 1.2MW SeaGen tidal turbine developed by Marine Current Turbines (MCT) in the UK is running at full power and fully automatically, exactly as planned. This is the first, and so far only, commercial scale marine renewable system of any kind, worldwide, that can consistently deliver over 1MW into the grid. SeaGen performing better than expected The pioneering prototype commercial tidal turbine is running reliably and delivering more energy than originally expected in an extremely aggressive environment. It should be remembered that it is being driven by a wall of water 27m deep, which is similar to the height of a seven floor office block that surges back and forth with every tide through the Strangford Narrows in Northern Ireland, at speeds of up to 15km per hour. The turbine delivers more energy than expected, mainly because the resource has proved to be more energetic than originally predicted from earlier surveys. By early November 2009, SeaGen had already delivered over 350 MWh into the Northern Irish electricity grid. The twin generators typically produce an average of 5MWh of electricity during the 6¼ hours of each ebb and each flood tide. This is enough electrical energy to meet the average electricity needs for 1,500 UK homes. SeaGen is an official UK generating plant The SeaGen turbine, with its twin 16m diameter rotors, is officially accredited to OFGEM, the national electricity and gas regulator, as a UK power station, the first tidal power system to secure this accolade. It is earning revenue from the sale of electricity and it also earns ROCs, Renewable Obligation Certificates, which are awarded in the UK for clean zero-carbon renewable generation. Essentially, these developments mark the movement from an initial period of commissioning and testing, to demonstrating that this is a practical and reliable method of generation. For that reason it is an especially significant milestone for Marine Current Turbines in particular and for marine renewable energy in general to be selling electricity consistently and earning revenue. Some environmental constraints remain but they are being relaxed Although SeaGen has been operational for most of this year, it was not until September that consent was given to operate it without having to have environmental scientists (marine mammal observers) onboard and onshore. This was an initial requirement under the licensing arrangements to ensure that SeaGen did not adversely affect the marine mammals that are a protected feature of the local waters and restricted SeaGen s uninterrupted running. The reason for this onerous constraint on operations is that the location is covered by a number of stringent legally binding environmental regulations to protect rare species. However extensive experience gained so far suggests the seals and porpoises are not at any significant risk and as a result the regulations are gradually being relaxed; SeaGen is now permitted to operate unattended and by remote control, as is normal for such a system. For the time being an operator onshore will continue to monitor a sonar image of the passing flow which can show up any seal that ventures too close to the rotors, and the operator has the facility to stop the machine. But, as confidence and the body of scientific evidence grow, it is expected that full automatic 24-hour running will be permitted in the near future. Future plans Building on the experience in Strangford Lough, the team at MCT are working to deploy tidal turbine arrays in UK and overseas waters, and are working on new scaled-up developments from SeaGen that promise to generate power at a lower cost. The expectation is that this radical new technology can be developed within five to ten years to make a significant contribution to future world energy needs. SeaGen in a strongly flowing tide the water here at Strangford Narrows in Northern Ireland is 27m deep and carries huge volumes of energy. Twin rotors below the surface are driven by this current This promising technology has the major advantage of generating power predictably because the movements of the tides can be calculated accurately in advance, but the down side is that the technology needs to be deployed into locations with exceptionally strong currents, preferably exceeding 5 knots or 2.5m/s. Such locations are uncommon but many hundreds of energetic tidal sites do exist worldwide, tending to be in temperate latitudes. The gross potential runs to dozens or even hundreds of Gigawatts offering potential markets worth billions of dollars. Given suitable market incentives, SeaGen therefore demonstrates that marine renewable energy is at the cusp of forming the basis for a new industry with considerable worldwide export potential. At the present time SeaGen has a significant world lead which Marine Current turbines will seek to extend. عالم املياه العربي 17 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

20 energy focus Wave / Tidal Energy توليد الطاقة بواسطة المد والجزر The author of this article, Peter Fraenkel, has been invited to make a presentation at the World Future Energy Summit to be held in Abu Dhabi from January 18 to 21, Therefore, SeaGen will be featured at this major event in the Middle East. *Peter Fraenkel, Technical Director Marine Current Turbines تعمل حاليا تربينة SeaGen من Marine Current Turbines البالغة قدرتها 1.2 ميغاواط بشكل تلقائي وبأقصى قدرة مم كنة في اململكة املت حدة وهي تربينة تعمل بواسطة قوة املد واجلزر. وهذا هو النظام األو ل من نوعه عامليا بإمكانه التوليد بقدرة تفوق 1 ميغاواط بإستمرار. مع بداية شهر تشرين الثاني )نوفمبر( 2009 كان نظام SeaGen قد أم ن أكثر من 350 ميغاواط ساعة من الكهرباء لشبكة الكهرباء في إيرلندا الشمالية. النظام مم زو د مبم حر ك مزدوج يم ول د 5 ميغاواط ساعة خالل الست ساعات وربع من كل مد أو جزر وهي كمية طاقة كافية ملالقاة حاجة 1,500 منزل في بريطانيا. ستحضر الشركة مم ثلة بالسيد Peter Fraenkel مؤمتر قم ة World Future Energy الذي سيم عقد في أبو ظبي من 18 إلى 21 كانون الثاني )يناير( 2010 حيث سيم قد م Fraenkel عرضام مفص ال عن الشركة ومشاريع الطاقة بواسطة األمواج واملد واجلزر. Refer to RIN 17 on page 88 Australian government supports wave power project with US$61 million grant Refer to RIN 18 on page 88 The graph shows SeaGen s output on a typical tide (roughly halfway between Neaps and Springs). The black trace shows the speed of the current in m/s (on the right hand scale). The red trace from the instrumentation is the corresponding response from SeaGen, showing the power and shows how it ramps up after slack tide to 1,200kW at which point the control system holds the power constant. The dip in the trace was a deliberate shutdown using the pitch control system to stop the rotor safely and it shows how the system then restarted and went back to full power. This illustrates the controllability of the turbines, a vital requirement for any power plant. The area under the red trace is energy delivered and on this occasion it was 5.2MWh delivered on that tide. A grant of approximately US$61 million, to build a 19 MW wave power project off the coast of Victoria, has been awarded by the Federal Government of Australia to a partnership between Ocean Power Technologies (Australasia) Pty Ltd and Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd. The award was announced on November 6, 2009 by the Australian Resources & Energy Minister, Martin Ferguson, as part of the government s Renewable Energy Demonstration Program (REDP). The Government funding will be used by OPTA and Leighton to advance the construction of a wave power station to be built in three phases off the coast of Victoria near the city of Portland, with a total expected capacity of 19 MW sufficient to fulfill the energy needs of approximately 10,000 homes. The project is to be developed by a special purpose company, Victorian Wave Partners Pty Ltd, which was formed by OPTA and Leighton following the signing of an agreement (as announced n December 19, 2008) to collaborate in pursuing wave power projects off the east and south coasts of Australia. It is expected that work will begin on the project by the second quarter of calendar year Dr. George W. Taylor, founder and Executive Chairman of OPT, and Chief Executive of OPTA, said: We are delighted to have received this vote of confidence from the Australian Federal Government, which has taken a bold step to spur adoption of renewables and wave energy in particular. Our Victoria, Australia project is expected to be one of the first utility-scale wave energy projects globally, and the latest example of OPT s lead in turning wave energy technology into a commercial reality worldwide. Taylor, who was born and educated in Australia, continued: We are delighted to have this opportunity to use OPT s PowerBuoy technology in Australia. 18 Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

21 الطاقة توليد الطاقة بواسطة املد واجلزر Wave / Tidal Energy US$1.98 million invested in wave energy tank testing facility in South West England The wave energy tanks are being funded by the South West RDA (Regional Development Agency) as part of the Agency s three-year US$12.1 million investment in the Peninsula Research Institute for Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE), and will be located at the University of Plymouth, UK. The wave energy facility will allow model testing in both multi-directional waves and variable direction currents, and will also be able to model shallow and deep water wave energy conditions. South West RDA says it will enable the testing of scale models of wave and tidal energy devices individually and in arrays. The investment has been welcomed by Business Minister Lord Drayson who says: This wave tank will play Refer to RIN 19 on page 88 to the UK s strengths - science, engineering, waves, and tides - to help us establish a global lead in developing the technologies necessary to produce this renewable energy supply. Wave technology will be key to the future of energy generation and the South West, the UK s first Low Carbon Economic Area, has the potential and expertise to make this happen.» Dr. Deborah Greaves, Reader in Coastal and Marine Engineering at the University of Plymouth and one of the lead academics at PRIMaRE, adds: The proposed new wave tank testing facility is already generating quite a stir in the marine renewables industry because of the full range of testing that it will offer. Not only can we test the performance of wave and tidal devices, but we can also model how these devices might impact on coastal conditions. The main wave tank at the facility will measure 35 meters by 15 meters and be 2 meters deep. It is expected to be completed in early Refer to RIN 20 on page 88 عالم املياه العربي 19 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

22 industry spotlights Pumps & Accessories املضخ ات ولوازمها Speed-controlled pumps instrumental in lowering the power consumption and raising the reliability of a copper wire manufacturing process By Dieter Klefoth, Deutsche Giessdraht GmbH, and Stefan Seemer, KSB Aktiengesellschaft Deutsche Giessdraht GmbH at Emmerich in the Lower Rhine valley is one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality continuously cast copper wire rods. At their Emmerich, Germany production plant, the company manufactures 256,800 tons of copper with a diameter ranging between 8 and 16 mm each year and ships its products around the world. Electrolytically won copper cathodes are used as the starting material. After these have been melted, the liquid copper is continuously cast to an endless bar at a temperature of 1,110 C by means of the so-called Southwire process which involves a casting wheel. Next, the extremely hot bar is shaped into wire in a rolling mill. Because the copper is liquefied and, therefore, extremely hot at the start of the manufacturing process, the next production process steps need a highly reliable and efficient cooling system. Plant availability is number one aim The operators at the Emmerich plant have to discharge around 814 MJ of heat per year. The quality of the wire to be manufactured largely depends on a precisely controlled cooling process and an equally precisely calculated volume of cooling water. In view of the dramatic rise in the price of electricity, the efficiency of the cooling system is now more important than ever. However, the aim of all technical improvements is first and foremost to raise plant availability and at the same time keep the cooling water temperature constant at all times. Seasonal changes of temperatures complicate the cooling process Taking advantage of the production plant s geographical location, water from the Rhine River is used for cooling. The two-branch system consists of three water extraction pumps installed in the inlet basin at the Rhine docklands, three main cooling water pumps for the production process, and a single auxiliary pump. On its way into the inlet basin, the river water first flows through a coarse-dirt screen; from there it is pumped into a large cooling water reservoir by way of a revolving screen. The reservoir serves two purposes: As a water supply source and for mixing the incoming flows of water to a constant temperature. From the reservoir, several main cooling water pumps supply the production plant with cooling water. The seasonal changes of temperatures and levels of the Rhine river water make it difficult to keep the water temperature constant for the cooling process. Cooling water temperature and production velocity are the key parameters for the solidification process at the casting wheel and, in consequence, for a flaw- Amarex KRT pump less microstructure of the rods, which in turn is decisive for the quality of the final product. Optimal results at maximum production output are achieved at a cooling water temperature of 21 C. At the same time, the cooling water pressure has to be kept at a constant 4.5 bar to make sure that the cooling nozzles supply the right amount of water spray. In addition, the local authority s rules and regulations for the protection of the environment state that the water pumped back into the Rhine must not exceed 30 C. Duty points of the pumps frequently change A state-of-the-art process control system was needed to meet all system requirements set by the process across the entire production line. To cope with the fluctuating demands of the production process, the varying water extraction conditions and the resulting close tolerances as regards temperature and pressure, and in order to meet the request for as low a power consumption as possible, all pumps, extraction as well as main cooling water pumps, have been fitted with frequency inverters. All of the mentioned pumps are jacketcooled submersible motor pumps type Amarex KRT made by KSB Aktiengesellschaft. As the production conditions are such that the required amount of water tends to vary greatly, the duty points of the pumps frequently change as well. This means that the volume rates of flow have to be adjusted to the respective production processes. As a further requirement, control of the cooling water circuit is not allowed to affect the central process control system. To make sure of this, it was decided to design the fully automatic cooling water system as a closed-loop autonomous control system. From a control point of view, the system is fully independent. The interfaces to the plant process control system only serve data exchange purposes. To be able to operate the continuous speed control most efficiently, the system consists of two closed loops with two pump control systems for continuously variable speed control type Hyamaster SPS. Each pump is monitored by redundant sensors One system is dedicated to water extraction pumps P1 through P3, the other is dedicated to main cooling water pumps P4 through P6. As far as hardware and software are concerned, the two systems are modular in design. Closed and open loops are controlled from a PLC unit. In addition, each pump is monitored and all sensors are redundant in design. The system checks all incoming signals in respect of their logic. However, in an emergency, the operators can also oper- 20 Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

23 أخبار صناعية املضخ ات ولوازمها Pumps & Accessories ate the processes manually. The volume of water to be extracted from the Rhine is calculated on the basis of the pump characteristic, as well as using such parameters as power input, frequency, and differential pressure. As the amount of water extracted from the Rhine never exceeds that which is needed for cooling, the cost of water and electricity has gone down considerably. Careful dimensioning of plant and pump saves energy The planning consultants calculated pump heads very carefully so as to avoid unnecessary safety margins which would have oversized the pump unnecessarily. When selecting the pumps, the efficiencies from the speed curves were constantly compared with the load profile of the plant, which helped them achieve the best possible total efficiency over time. By designing connecting pipes with a larger diameter, they were able to reduce the pump input power of the newly installed pumps from 90 to 75 kw. This shows that by careful dimensioning of plant and pump, a major contribution can be made to lowering energy consumption. Whenever necessary, a number of automated bypass butterfly valves will secure the minimum flow of the pumps. The system transmits all input signals, operating statuses and fault messages to the process control system by means of a Profibus DP interface. The pumps in the inlet basin are controlled in such a way that the water level in the cooling water reservoir never falls below the set value of 1.97 meters. For this control requirement, one pump running at minimum capacity always has to be in operation for selfcooling. Whenever the water level rises above the 2-meter high overflow edge, the water is immediately diverted into the outlet pipe to the Rhine. Two pneumatic mixing gate valves control temperature The pumps in the cooling water reservoir pump the water to the points of consumption in the production plant via a common manifold. The set point of the closed-loop control is a constant 4.5 bar pressure. As soon as the minimum flow of the pump is reached, a butterfly valve will open the bypass. The set point for controlling the cooling water temperature is 21 C. It is in no way linked to the control of the pump. The temperature is controlled by two mixing gate valves with pneumatic actuators. These actuators cause the valves to respond very quickly. Their positions are transmitted to the PLC by a position sensor. Depending on the gate valve s position, more or less warm water flows back to the cooling water reservoir and raises the water temperature. As soon as the cooling water temperature exceeds 21 C, the gate valve will close fully and the water then runs into the outlet pipe to the Rhine. The closing of the gate valve results in a quick change of the outlet temperature. To make sure that the maximum outlet temperature of 30 C is never exceeded, not even briefly, it was necessary to link up the valve control and the control of the pumps in the inlet basin. As a result of it, a little colder river water is now pumped over the overflow edge whenever the gate valve closes. تقوم شركة KSB Aktiengesellschaft األملانية بتأمني مضخ ات Amarex KRT الغاطسة لصالح معمل إنتاج قضبان نحاس سلكية في Emmerich في أملانيا تابع لشركة Deutsche.Giessdraht GmbH تأتي هذه اخلطوة كجزء من احلاجة إلى نظام تبريد في املعمل ملعاجلة النحاس امل ذو ب الشديد السخونة. ويستفيد املعمل من موقعه على نهر الراين إلستعمال مياهه وضخ ها إلى املعمل للقيام بعملية التبريد. يتألف نظام التبريد من ثالث مضخ ات إلستخراج املياه وثالث مضخات تبريد ت ستخدم في عملية اإلنتاج ومضخ ة تابعة إضافية. متر املياه أوال لدى وصولها من النهر عبر مصفاة قبل ضخ ها في خزان تبريد ضخم وي ستخدم اخلزان كمصدر للمياه وأيضا ملزج تدفق املياه القادم لبلوغ حرارة ثابتة. تؤم ن عد ة مضخات تبريد املياه امل بر دة من اخلز ان إلى معمل اإلنتاج. ي صع ب التغي ر املوسمي في مستوى وحرارة مياه نهر الراين عملية احلفاظ على حرارة ثابتة للمياه التي هي جد مهمة في عملية جتميد النحاس. احلرارة املثلى هي 21 درجة مئوية ملياه التبريد ويجب إبقاؤها حتت ضغط ثابت يبلغ 4.5 بار. Refer to RIN 21 on page 88 Speed control system reduces the cost of electricity The arrangement does away with temperature peaks at the outlet and allows the cooling water temperature to be kept at exactly 21 C. Sudden changes in the production process are signaled to the pump control system by the plant process control system. This means that if the casting wheel comes to a standstill, the position of the gate valves is stored. As soon as the production process starts up again, the gate valves are quickly returned to the exact position they had prior to the standstill. Thanks to the control mechanism now in place, only an increase in the river water to more than 21 C will raise the temperature of the cooling water. It is possible to reduce the cost of electricity to a minimum by installing a demandbased speed control system and highefficiency pumps as well as by optimizing pipes and valves. And by employing modern submersible motor pumps, the expense of keeping spare parts stocks is now also a thing of the past. Repairs can be performed at short notice at the nearby service center maintained by the pump manufacturer. عالم املياه العربي 21 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

24 industry spotlights Pumps & Accessories املضخ ات ولوازمها ITT opens new manufacturing operation and service center in Saudi Arabia Vertical mixers type AG from Savino Barbera ITT Corporation officially opened its newest production and service center in Dammam, Saudi Arabia on October 26, Arabian Peninsula customers in the oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation, and mining industries will now benefit from a local, world-class ITT manufacturing and service presence in Saudi Arabia. Robert Pagano, president of ITT s Industrial Process global business, welcomed local dignitaries, customers and partners for an opening ceremony at the new facility. Hazem Aswad, Chairman of Aswad Group and partner of ITT Saudi Co., said: Having ITT s exceptional manufacturing capabilities in Saudi Arabia is significant not only for the company to grow its business, but also for the Saudi industrial economy, as it will provide local job opportunities and create a stronger industrial base for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new facility provides local engineering, sales, and aftermarket support for ITT brands such as: Goulds Pumps, PumpSmart controls, Plant Performance Services, ProCast replacement parts, PRO Services, Pure-Flo, Engineered Valves, C treat watermaker treatment products, and ITT BIW Connectors for electric submersible motors. Capabilities of the new ITT facility include: Local manufacturing and distribution of a full range of process pumps and systems, including petroleum industry pumps in full compliance with API 610, 10 th Edition standards. Latest technology systems for quality assurance of new or repaired equipment. Hydraulics testing for horizontal and vertical turbine pumps up to 4,800 cubic meters per hour with a nine-meter deep test pit and low and medium voltage variable speed drives. Service and repair of process pumps and valves from ITT and all other original equipment manufacturers. Rapid installation and commissioning support at customer locations from ITT s team of local pump experts. On-site facility analysis and evaluation for energy and maintenance performance, and implementation support to improve efficiency and lower total cost of ownership of pumps and systems. On-site training at ITT Saudi Co. or at customer locations. Mohammed Merah, ITT Vice President, Sales & Operations, for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, said that the new operation will help ITT support rapid economic growth in the Gulf Region: Despite the global recession, our Gulf Region customers in the oil and gas, chemical, and power industries have shown significant growth and increased production. In partnership with other ITT divisions in the area, we will assist continued growth and expansion with faster, easier access to our worldclass products and support from within the Middle East. Beyond vertical and horizontal centrifugal pumps, Savino Barbera offers a complementary product range to completely satisfy the needs of the pump users. Such pumps include also single-stage vertical centrifugal mixers type AG, made in PP and PVC and with the same chemical resistance of Savino Barbera centrifugal pumps. They are made in lengths of up to three meters with cantilever shaft and bushings flushed by the pumped liquid, complete with PVC support plate. They may be supplied, with axial-flow or centrifugal flow, with a rotation speed from 2,800 to 600 rpm on the work they have to perform. Due to their constructional details (no leakage risk, excellent running with suspended particles and abrasives liquids) the AG mixers are suitable for use in the chemical industry, water conditioning, surface treatment, printed circuits, wastewater treatment, etc. In particular, they are used for purification and neutralization plants, and for the mixing of reactants, additives, and flocculants in tanks with volumes of up to 20 m³. Refer to RIN 22 on page 88 Refer to RIN 23 on page Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

25 أخبار صناعية املضخ ات ولوازمها Pumps & Accessories Hydraulic drive salt water pump The new Aussie Poly Pump hydraulic drive pumps are perfectly suited to pumping salt water Refer to RIN 25 on page 88 A hydraulic drive version of the Aussie 3 poly pump suitable for handling salt water has been released by Australian Pump Industries. Claimed to be particularly suitable for the live fish industry, the new pump can be run from existing hydraulic systems, i.e. winch drive or steering gear controls. The hydraulic motor provides tremendous power and torque to the pump that is compact and virtually silent. Aussie poly pumps are used in corrosive liquid applications including brine, salt water, and diesel fuel. They are manufactured from 30% glass filed polyester providing tremendous corrosion resistance. A wide range of elastomers that included EPDM, Bun N and Viton are available for specific chemical applications. The 3 pump with hydraulic drive produces big flows up to 1,100 liters per minute with pressures up to 40 psi (28-meter head). The pumps possess excellent self priming characteristics because of their big bowl design and integrated check valve. They are capable of a vertical suction lift in excess of 6 meters. The hydraulic drive version can be operated in either a closed center or open center system. The maximum system requirement is 36 liters per minute fluid flow. A flow of less than 36 liters per minute can be used resulting in lower pump speed, reduced pump output, and lower pressure. The hydraulic motor supplied as part of the integrated kit has a built-in bypass valve to control the amount of oil flowing through the motor; this controls the rpm of the motor. Australian Pump recommends the installation of a valve on the discharge side of the pump to ensure the pump operates at the correct speed. The maximum pump/hydraulic motor speed recommended is 3,450 rpm. Refer to RIN 24 on page 88 عالم املياه العربي 23 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

26 industry spotlights Flowserve earns Customer Service Leadership of the Year Award Pumps & Accessories املضخ ات ولوازمها New investment in the pump sector by SAER Elettropompe Graham Bradbury, Director of Operations, Industrial Pump Group, Flowserve Pump Division (left) accepts the award from Gary Jeffery, Partner/ Director UK Operations, Frost & Sullivan (right) Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, has been honored by Frost & Sullivan with its 2009 European Pump Services Customer Service Leadership of the Year Award. The award was presented to Flowserve at the Frost & Sullivan sponsored Excellence in Best Practices Awards Banquet held in London on September 24, Accepting the award on behalf of Flowserve was Graham Bradbury, Director of Operations, Industrial Pump Group. In April of this year Frost & Sullivan recognized Flowserve with its Best Practices Award as the 2009 Global Centrifugal Pump Growth Excellence Company of the Year. Frost & Sullivan research analyst Syed Tauseef Ahmed explained that the annual award for Customer Service Leadership is earned by the company that has best demonstrated excellence in customer service leadership within the pump industry. According to Frost & Sullivan, it is achieved by a company that has shown extraordinary responsiveness to customer needs and has continually focused on long- and short-term customer profitability goals. Additionally, the recipient company would have demonstrated flexibility in tailoring its services and offerings to best suit customers business, to meet the award requirements. Ahmed said: Over the past five years, Flowserve has applied a mix of strategy elements to address all the service needs, with particular focus on building the geographical presence and direct representation it now has, and expanding the portfolio of serviced products and brands. Its value proposition lies in being a one-stop shop for services from initial design and engineering, to production, installation, maintenance, and repair. Flowserve is truly a partner who understands customer goals and is accountable for helping customers reach them. Receipt of this prestigious award is further evidence that our global associates understand the customer is truly at the center of everything we do, said Tom Ferguson, Senior Vice President and President Flowserve Pump Division. In this worldwide period of extreme difficulty, SAER Elettropompe, well aware of its strength, has decided to make a further investment in the pump sector, increasing notably its production range. SAER keeps maintaining the whole of its production in Italy, differently from some other Italian competitors which have decided to transfer production to the East, or more easily by importing Chinese and Indian products and commercializing them under the Italian flag. This has caused a gap in the industrial pump sector made in Italy. SAER has decided to go along with its decision and proposes only fully made in Italy products. SAER s already available new products: Submersible pumps and motors from 4 up to 14, and up to 20 will be available in 2011 with duplex and super duplex version as well. Normalized surface centrifugal pumps EN 733 with delivery up to 2,000 m 3 /h Booster sets Upcoming products: New series of vertical and horizontal multistage pumps in stainless steel 304 or 316 Split casing pumps up to 4,500 m 3 /h (March 2010) Multistage pumps up to 64 bar and 700 m 3 /h (March 2010) Horizontal electric motors up to 200 kw (May 2010) All products can be realized in four different metallurgies: Cast iron, stainless steel, carbon steel, and bronze, and in the near future in duplex too. Further to the company s four factories, 2010 will witness the beginning of the construction of the new 25,000 m 2 all covered factory, with fully mechanized production and high technology, always keeping up the flag of Made in Italy. Refer to RIN 26 on page 88 Refer to RIN 27 on page Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

27 أخبار صناعية املضخ ات ولوازمها Pumps & Accessories Rovatti Pumps: Resistant solutions for your pumping systems with a green soul of all products of the EXTREME range, make these pumps suitable for many extreme applications assuring long-life functioning and reliability. Almatec CHEMICOR metal pneumatic pumps ideal for numerous chemicalhandling applications New AISI 316 casted stainless steel Rovatti pumps of the EXTREME series have been engineered and designed for efficient and reliable pumping even of salty and aggressive waters in presence of corrosive fluids in residential, municipal, and industrial applications. The seamless construction and the thickness of all AISI 316 casted stainless steel hydraulic components assure high resistance to wear and corrosion to all EXTREME pumps. Obtained through a micro-casting process, the formed parts do not show welding joints and are characterized by compact and smooth surfaces. This gives a greater working resistance and makes them more suitable than those obtained through a cold-stamping process, especially in presence of high abrasive and aggressive waters. The microcasting process also refines the design of all surfaces in contact with the pumped liquid improving hydraulic efficiency. Multiple and advanced technical solutions (radial and mixed-flow borehole electric pumps, vertical turbine pumps, multistage electric pumps), wide performance range, and easy maintenance Rovatti EXTREME pumps are already successfully applied in several applications including: Desalination plants, reverse osmosis systems, chemical industries, and irrigation and boosting units. Participation at the second edition of the GAIA AWARDS during the BIG 5 Show International Exhibition in Dubai, has put the ROVATTI range of new AISI 316 micro-casted stainless steel EXTREME pumps at the top of the market, in relation to performance, efficiency, and also environmental impact. Why are Rovatti pumps green? Here are just some of the most important reasons: The complete stainless steel manufacturing material prevents the release of any polluting agent or harmful substance into the water / environment. This is the main characteristic of the EXTREME series and guarantees a longer working life, compared to other products manufactured with standard materials. This means a reduction in the production processes, as well as a lower consumption of energy in the production cycle, due to the high efficiency of this pump series. At the end of their working life, every single pump component can be casted, recycled, and used again without the disposal of any parts, to the benefit of the environment. The resistance to wear and corrosion of all Rovatti EXTREME series pumps make them perfect for heavy-duty applications, e.g. in reverse osmosis systems. In these systems, sea water desalination allows the production and distribution of drinkable water even in depressed areas. Almatec, a premier manufacturer of air-operated diaphragm pumps and an operating company within Dover Corporation s Pump Solutions Group (PSG ), announces the availability of its latest metal pneumatic diaphragm pump for use in the handling and transfer of chemicals - the Almatec CHEMICOR Series. The heart of the CHEMICOR pumps is their product chambers, which have been designed to meet the sensitive needs of chemical handling thanks to their soft contours, smooth flow channels, and absence of dead spaces. CHEMICOR pumps are available in three volume sizes: 75-lpm/20-gpm (AD 20), 150-lpg/40- gpm (AD 32), and 400-lpm/100-gpm (AD 50). The CHEMICOR s components have been chosen with chemical compatibility in mind, including a stainless-steel, precision-cast housing, diaphragms of EPDM and PTFE, and ball valves consisting of EPDM and PTFE. Additional features include a compact solid design, easy start-up, an absence of drives, rotating parts and shaft seals, gentle displacement, dry-running and self-priming operation, no diaphragm discs, an integrated muffler, and a patented maintenance-free air-control system (PERSWING ) without a dead center. Optional features are: A pulsation damper, draining system, barrier-chamber system, diaphragm monitor, stroke counting, and extended special ports for sanitary connections. Refer to RIN 28 on page 88 Refer to RIN 29 on page 88 عالم املياه العربي 25 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

28 industry spotlights Pumps & Accessories املضخ ات ولوازمها High-scale competence at the Caprari Training Center It is not only enough to create an excellent product to penetrate the market share; an after-sales network and expert staff who do not abandon the customer are also required. That is why Caprari has for some time been using its experience in the integrated water cycle to realize seminars and theoretical and practical training courses for the staff of its own service network and for its customers in order to share its knowhow and find the best solution for every situation. Efficiency drive, deep competence, and awareness of the strategic importance of human relations are the main features of the training options provided by the Caprari Training Center, where everything aims to maximum customer care. Thanks to the experience of Caprari s highly qualified team and specialized trainers it is possible to deepen the knowledge of the company s products and applications and to perfect the techniques for using the main working tools. The courses are held at the Caprari Training Center, which for years has been using a dedicated training structure that is equipped with the most advanced tools for effective learning. Using integrated solutions which are able to provide web-based courses, the availability of demonstration equipment and of areas dedicated to simulating specific operating conditions, let courses participants reach a high degree of competence, also through practical exercises relating to the selection, running, and maintenance of pumps and motors. Caprari has created a multimedia system for making a more effective, interactive and involving training, to enable customized courses to be provided over the web (e-learning) to cater for customers who need to stay by their own company premises. The PumpEducator enables SCORM - compliant courses to be attended, thanks also to different supports such as images, clips, voice-overs, multilingual material, group management with the possibility of running tests and tracking student activity. The PumpEducator includes the innovative and much appreciated 3D simulator that enables participants to practice virtual pump assembly. Training Unit Training Unit is a workplace consisting of an inverter panel and a remotecontrol panel - URM Universal Remote Management - that controls two submersible electric pumps and that is used as a practical support in Pump Control Technology courses. The unit enables customers to be shown some of the main remote-control functions. The unit can also be seen via webcam during operation: The customer can interact with the workplace even at a distance as if he actually were in front of the control panel display. Last year Caprari organized a total of 31 training sessions for 180 people totaling 1,432 hours. The courses include, for example, courses relating to the Diagnosis and repair of submersible electric motors and the mainly theoretical course on Electric pump starting systems: Inverters, soft-starters, and remote control. The Training Center s continuing progress means that in 2009 Caprari will have run over 40 courses and their number should increase to 50 during the next three years. Refer to RIN 30 on page Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

29 أخبار صناعية املضخ ات ولوازمها Pumps & Accessories Milk processing companies in South Tyrol are focusing on an ice water system using pumps with frequency control The massive use of energy in the processing of dairy products means that dairies and milk processing companies are obliged to seek economic and more efficient solutions for electric energy management. Today the supply of heat and cold during the various processes requires conscientious management to keep down costs and remain competitive. Lowara pumps play a crucial role in systems that produce ice for cooling milk. The «Milchhof Vipiteno» dairy at Vipiteno in South Tyrol, Italy chose to adopt this policy and, as part of a complete renewal, has fitted out its yogurt production system and stockroom with the latest technology. The dairy cooperative is one of the oldest in South Tyrol and one of the leading suppliers on the Italian yogurt market. Every day the company processes 130,000 liters of milk, 80% of which is made into yogurt, butter, milk, cream, and cheese, while 20% leaves the dairy as fresh milk. The cooperative s yearly turnover in 2008 was about US$91 million. To manage the daily delivery of milk from about 470 dairy farmers, the South Tyroleans have invested in a new ice production plant for cooling milk at time of delivery and then, after pasteurization, cooling it again and keeping it chilled until the next process. Maximum energy requirement in summer Since the entire energy consumption of a milk processing company reaches its peak in the summer months, due to the greater demand for milk and the higher outdoor temperatures, more cold is required to cool the milk. In this case, thanks to its thermal storage capacity, the ice water system offers the possibility of exploiting advantageous overnight rates and reducing current consumption during the day when the energy rates are higher. In managing the system, the South Tyrol dairies can benefit from a further energy saving potential thanks to the use of frequency-controlled pumps made by a specialized company, ITT Lowara of Großostheim. The SHS /55 pumps used, with cold conductor and Hydrovar control device, convey the ice from the respective storage tank into seven consumer circuits by means of a distributor, thus ensuring that the use of the system is suited to necessities and to energy saving. Thanks to smart control of the pumps, the Vipiteno Dairy can achieve an additional saving of as much as 70% electric energy during pump operation. Supply of ice water suited to the demand The pumps supply a total of 11 pickup stations, starting from the two milk delivery points and arriving, through the heaters, at the product coolers. The amount of ice water required to cool dairy products varies a great deal depending on the production volume, the time of the year, the necessity at various times of the day, and the difference between the theoretical temperature and the actual temperature. In order to guarantee supply by means of Refer to RIN 31 on page 88 the seven circuits, the pumps are regulated according to the pressure of the ice water by the frequency converter and they are switched on and off as required. The number of working hours of the three single Lowara pumps is regulated by the pump control device, so as to ensure a uniform load of all the pumps. The management of the Vipiteno Dairy is very satisfied with this solution. In comparison with the old system, a decisive improvement has been achieved in the production rate and the energy consumption of this elementary dairy product processing sector. The companies involved in the project, besides ITT Lowara of Großostheim, Germany, were ABS of Babenhausen, which assembled the system, ELPO of Brunico / South Tyrol (control), Frigoplan of Bolzano / South Tyrol (compressors), Fafco of Biel, Switzerland (tanks for ice water), and Schneider Energieanlagen of Absam, Austria (design). عالم املياه العربي 27 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

30 industry spotlights Reverse Osmosis التناضح العكسي Energy Recovery at the Al Shuaibah sea water desalination plant Sea water desalination using the reverse osmosis process is the least expensive, most environmentally friendly desalination technology available today. Advancements in membrane technology, as well as improvements in pump efficiency, have helped make sea water reverse osmosis (SWRO) a viable alternative to traditional thermal methods. However, the most significant advancement in recent years making membrane-based desalination a truly cost-effective technology has been the introduction of isobaric energy recovery systems, such as the Energy Recovery, Inc. (ERI) PX Pressure Exchanger (PX ) device. The Al Shuaibah SWRO plant The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia must satisfy its water needs by either piping in water from other areas or by desalinating sea water. Jeddah, the country s second largest city with 3.4 million residents, is situated on the coast of the Red Sea and, therefore, has a ready supply of sea water. The Al Shuaibah SWRO plant was designed primarily to provide for the personal water needs of Jeddah s population, along with minor industrial water needs. Saudi Arabia plans to rely on independent entities to produce fresh water, which it will buy via the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) state water agency. The challenge: Achieving positive ROI in a region with low-cost power A significant hurdle existed for Al Shuaibah s Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor, Doosan Heavy Industries of Korea, with the Al Shuaibah SWRO plant: The availability of extremely low-cost power in the Gulf region. In some cases, power costs are subsidized by the government. This creates a unique challenge in terms of return on investment (ROI) in that the lower the power costs, the harder it is to justify power conservation expenditures. The innovation: Isobaric PX technology The desalination market had shifted over the past three to four years from centrifugal technology as a means of energy recovery to the more recent isobaric technology, the most advanced technology available in terms of energy efficiency. Doosan had previous experience with other desalination energy recovery technologies, including hydraulic turbines and centrifugal methods, but the Al Shuaibah plant was Doosan s first experience with isobaric technology. It was also its first time designing and building a membrane SWRO plant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Doosan acquired U.S. subsidiary Doosan Hydro Technologies, which in 2008 was named Desalination Company of the Year by Global Water Intelligence and the International Desalination Association. Doosan Hydro Technologies had extensive expertise in designing with isobaric technology, including with ERI s PX device line of state-of-the-art energy recovery devices. Doosan worked with the client, Arabian Company for Water & Power Projects (ACWA Power Projects), on Saudi Arabia s Al Shuaibah Expansion Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP) and selected isobaric technology for the project, specifically ERI s PX technology. Although isobaric technology, in some cases, has a higher initial cost, it provides the plant operator with a more rapid ROI over the life of the plant compared to older, less efficient technologies. With isobaric technology, the Al Shuaibah plant is projected to save 19 megawatts of energy and reduce CO 2 emissions by 98,000 tons annually a much greater environmentally friendly solution with a lower carbon footprint than would have been possible using older technologies. The decision: ERI After careful review, ERI was the obvious choice for Doosan based on its PX technology s performance, reli- 28 Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

31 أخبار صناعية التناضح العكسي Reverse Osmosis plant in the country. Moreover, its ERI PX Pressure Exchanger devices deliver exceptional process efficiency, productivity, and flexibility with much lower environmental impact than turbine-based SWRO technology for a truly viable, cost-effective solution to the region s water needs. ability, and ease of operation. ERI s R&D and manufacturing expertise, on-site commissioning services, and training offerings were also significant factors in Doosan s final decision. ERI provided 230 of its PX-220 units 10 trains with 23 units each as well as supply, process review and start-up support services to the project to help ensure a sound energy recovery design for the entire plant. ت ستخدم أنظمة PX من شركة Energy Recovery إلستعادة الطاقة في محط ات حتلية مياه البحر وهي تساعد في تخفيض الكلفة في تشغيل احملط ة التي تعمل بتقنية التناضح العكسي. ت ستخدم هذه األنظمة في محطة حتلية الشعيبة في اململكة العربية السعودية القائمة على البحر األحمر وهي تؤمن حاجات مدينة جد ة من املياه. وقامت شركة Doosan Heavy Industries التي ك ل فت بتصميم وبناء مشروع توسيع احملط ة بالتعامل مع Energy Recovery لتأمني وحدات PX Pressure Exchanger ودمجها بأنظمة التناضح العكسي في احملط ة. بفضل هذه الوحدات ستقوم احملطة بإستهالك نسبة أقل ب 40 باملئة من الطاقة لكل وحدة PX باملقارنة مع احملط ات األخرى في اململكة. Refer to RIN 32 on page 88 Included in all of ERI s solution packages for clients is the opportunity to tour ERI s manufacturing facility and inspect the equipment prior to shipping. In addition, clients have the option of sending their plant operators and engineers to ERI s PX School for comprehensive training on its state-of-the-art PX technology. The company provides field service assistance as well as start-up and commissioning services. The result: Doosan delivers first water in record time The time between equipment delivery and plant completion to making first water is critically important in the desalination industry. The Al Shuaibah plant took 26 months to complete the process, an impressive timetable given the remote location and local conditions. A more typical interval for a project of this size and magnitude would be 36 months. ERI team members ensured that on-site installation and testing of the PX units satisfied Doosan s performance requirements and enabled this record time. Refer to RIN 33 on page 88 The Al Shuaibah Expansion SWRO plant the first large-scale desalination plant in Saudi Arabia to use isobaric energy recovery devices will consume at least 40% less energy per unit permeate than any other SWRO عالم املياه العربي 29 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

32 industry spotlights Reverse Osmosis التناضح العكسي Ultrafiltration specialist inge watertechnologies AG presents the new dizzer XL 0.9 MB 60 New generation of inge dizzer modules inge watertechnologies AG presented a brand new product at the IDA World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse, which was held in Dubai from November 7 to 12, The ultrafiltration specialists showcased the dizzer XL 0.9 MB 60 the pinnacle of Refer to RIN 34 on page 88 Aqua EPC delivers 20,304 m³/day sea water desalination and demineralization system Aqua EPC L.L.C., Dubai, UAE, member of the Christ Water Technology Group, is currently delivering a 20,304 m³/day sea water desalination and demineralization system for an industrial its new generation of products, featuring a 60 m² membrane surface area. This module is particularly suited to the task of providing pretreatment for sea water desalination, as well as for deployment in large-scale facilities used to treat drinking water, process water, and wastewater. In addition to its use in the treatment of drinking water, process water and wastewater, the modified properties of the new Multibore membrane make it an even more attractive option for sea water desalination plants. One problem often faced by conventional membranes is fouling with organic substances, something that is fortunately not an issue with inge s new Multibore membrane thanks to the further optimization of its adhesive and anti-fouling properties. One thing that has not been changed is its capacity to retain virtually all particles and viruses. Superb retention performance, antifouling features, and high permeability are the key criteria required for sea water desalination. As an additional plus, major advances in membrane geometry have boosted water treatment capacity by 20% without any increase in the module s client in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Refer to RIN 35 on page 88 size and without affecting membrane stability. inge watertechnologies AG provides a standard warranty on all its products covering against fiber breakage for a period of five years. The module s increased capacity reduces the size of its footprint, helping to achieve enormous cost benefits. By installing the new dizzer in inge s preplumbed T-Rack, customers can cut space requirements by a further 50% as compared to conventional rack systems. This compact and efficient design not only cuts capital costs, but also provides long-term reductions in operating costs. That makes the new dizzer XL 0.9 MB 60 a particularly good option for large-scale facilities. In the words of Bruno Steis, the CEO of inge watertechnologies AG: We have already installed our technology in numerous plants all over the world that are engaged in wastewater treatment or sea water desalination. For example, one of the largest ultrafiltration facilities for sea water desalination anywhere in the Middle East recently came online on the coast of Abu Dhabi in the Arabian Gulf. The plant supplies process water for a steel works and our modules handle the pretreatment required for reverse osmosis. That is just one example among many of a situation where the customer has benefited from our best-in-class performance and quality. For Phase 1, the installed capacity of the sea water desalination will be a total of 20,304 m 3 /day (1.Pass) in three trains, followed by a second pass and three demineralization trains. The complete system has been designed in packages, each package completely piped and ready to be placed on foundations. The largest package measures 8m x 5m x 5m and weighs in excess of 25 tons. The package solution drastically reduces installation time at the site. Boron removal has been considered by using newly developed membranes with high specific flow and high Boron rejection. 30 Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

33 أخبار صناعية التناضح العكسي Reverse Osmosis Dow Water & Process Solutions showcases new water scarcity technologies at the IDA World Congress in Dubai Dow Water & Process Solutions, a division of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and a leading global supplier of advanced technologies for purification and separation processes designed to make water safer, cleaner, and more available, announced its launch of four new DOW FILMTEC elements for sea water treatment at the recent IDA World Congress in Dubai, UAE. As part of our corporate commitment to help solve the global water crisis, Dow Water & Process Solutions is continuing to invest in cutting-edge research and development creating solutions for industry, business, and life in established and emerging industrialized areas, said Ian Barbour, general manager of Dow Water & Process Solutions. All four sea water elements have an active membrane area of 440 square feet maximizing productivity and enabling accurate and predictable system design and operating flux. Utilization of the distinct ilec (interlocking end caps) technology helps reduce system operating costs and the risk of o-ring leaks that can cause poor water quality. The new 440i sea water family of elements offers high rejection, low energy requirements, and exceptional flow rates. The DOW FILMTEC SW30XHR-440 and SW30XHR- 440i elements have the highest sea water rejection in the FILMTEC product range, enabling stringent water quality requirements to be met with single pass sea water systems in most situations. For a combination of high rejection and low energy requirements, the DOW FILMTEC SW30HRLE-440 and SW30HRLE-440i element offer lower total costs for medium and high salinity feedwater. The highest active area of 440 ft 2 (41 m 2 ) permits low system cost. The lowest energy sea water element available in the industry today, the DOW FILMTEC SW30XLE-440 and SW30XLE-440i offers a remarkable combination of productivity, rejection and low operational cost. It is also an ideal choice for two-pass sea water designs and high total dissolved solids (TDS) brackish water applications. The DOW FILMTEC SW30ULE- 440 and SW30ULE-440i have one of the highest flow rates in the industry and high rejection of NaCl and boron. This performance can lead to significant capital and operation cost savings, especially when this element is used with other element types in the same pressure vessel, using the internally staged design approach. High-performance DOW FILMTEC components are operational in some of the most water-challenged areas of the world including Australia and the Middle East. The Shuaibah barge sea water reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant is one of Saudi Arabia s largest RO sea water desalination plants and the world s largest sea-based desalination plant. The Shuaibah barge produces more than 50,000 m 3 /day using DOW FILMTEC membrane elements. The redesigned DOW Ultrafiltration SFP2880 (UF) module was also exhibited at IDA in DW&PS exhibit booth # This new element design has 50% more membrane active area in a smaller, more compact membrane design, shrinking the overall footprint of the installation by as much as one-half. Refer to RIN 36 on page 88 Dow recently announced that initial research at the planned Dow R&D Center at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia would focus on water and water treatment technologies. Substantial completion of the proposed stateof-the-art R&D center, to be jointly designed by the partners, is expected by the end of Dow has several current and proposed Middle East joint ventures in the UAE, Egypt, Kuwait, and Libya, as well as in Saudi Arabia, where Saudi Aramco and Dow are in the formation process of a joint venture to build, own, and operate a world-scale chemicals and plastics production complex in the Eastern Province. From the opening of its first commercial office in Cairo in the early 1970s to its facility in Jebel Ali in Dubai, and its 10-year partnership in Kuwait with EQUATE, Dow has managed to establish a solid presence in the Middle East petrochemicals industry. Dow Water & Process Solutions has a 50-year legacy of providing innovative water and process solutions to both communities and industries alike. A differentiated business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Water & Process Solutions offers a broad portfolio of ion exchange resins, reverse osmosis membranes, ultrafiltration membranes, and electrodeionization products, with strong positions in a number of major application areas, including: Industrial and municipal water, industrial processes, pharmaceuticals, power, residential water and waste, and water reuse. عالم املياه العربي 31 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

34 industry spotlights Chemical plant optimizes water treatment by replacing double pass RO with a single pass RO and Liqui-Cel Contactor system Reverse Osmosis التناضح العكسي An array of new products developed by Avista Technologies Warehouse inventory In order to maximize the operating stability and life expectancy of an Electrodeionization (EDI) system, they are often designed with double pass RO using caustic injection pretreatment. However, in response to recent efforts to lower the capital expenditure and operating costs of double pass RO water treatment systems (DPRO), design engineers are looking at alternative options. In high alkalinity feed water applications, one economical option is to remove carbon dioxide from the water to reduce the total anionic load to the EDI. Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors are the superior solution for CO 2 removal. Compared to conventional CO 2 removal methods, such as forced draft degassing towers (FDA), Liqui-Cel Systems provide a cleaner solution. Atmospheric air used in the tower comes into direct contact with the RO water which could cause significant contamination. In a Liqui- Cel Contactor system, air and water contact is minimized with a membrane. Since the membrane pores are 0.02 microns in diameter, particles and other debris cannot pass through the pores to contaminate the purified RO water. Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors are used for degassing liquids around the world. They are widely used for O 2 removal from water as well as CO 2 removal from water. They have displaced the vacuum tower, forced draft deaerator, and oxygen scavengers around the world for over 20 years. Liqui-Cel, SuperPhobic, MiniModule and MicroModule Membrane Contactors are used extensively for deaeration of liquids in the microelectronics, pharmaceutical, power, food & beverage, industrial, photographic, ink, and analytical markets. Microfiltration (MF) and ultrafiltration (UF) membrane manufacturers have traditionally recommended generic cleaning regimes for their membranes. However, time has shown that there are significant limitations on the effectiveness of these generic solutions. With extensive membrane cleaning expertise, Avista Technologies has worked hard to develop effective and economic formulations to provide better cleaning results and longer run times between cleans. This work has resulted in the introduction of a complete line of low and high ph powder cleaners for MF and UF membranes. The Avista- Clean MF line is designed to remove calcium carbonate, organic, particulate, and metal foulants that plug and coat MF and UF pores and membrane surfaces. Cleaner development for reverse osmosis systems continues with the launch of AvistaClean P312, developed specifically to clean membrane surfaces and reduce high pressure differentials in reverse osmosis systems. The powder formulation includes proprietary biodispersants to remove silt and organic foulants such as colloidal silica, clays, organic color, and bacterial slime from spiral wound polyamide membrane elements. AvistaClean P312 has been certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) under ANSI/NSF Standard 60 for use as an off-line cleaner in drinking water systems. And finally, AntiChlor 427, a proprietary new liquid used to remove free and combined chlorine from reverse osmosis (RO) and ultrafiltration (UF) system feedwaters, has been launched. Formulated as an alternative to bisulfite solutions which have a very strong, pungent odor, the AntiChlor 427 offers the significant benefit of having virtually no odor. It s more stable than standard formulations, providing a longer active shelf life, and is used in comparable dosage rates. Refer to RIN 37 on page 88 Refer to RIN 38 on page Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

35 أخبار صناعية أجهزة القياس املائي ة Water Instruments Easy programmable level detection: Limit value measurement with electromagnetic waves A bright blue light shining on the top of the level switch is easy to see even if the sensor is mounted on top of a tank: An easily visible level indication was one of the customers requests Baumer included in the development of their new FlexLevel Switch. Additionally, the level switch combines further advantages like output signal flexibility, a teach-in function or an easy configuration of the device. Point level detection is one of the most common applications in the process industry to control the level at a specific point (minimum/maximum) in order to avoid either an overflow or a dry run. There is a series of limit switches based on various technologies, their suitability depending on the application and therefore the customers requirements. Application-specific factors like foaming, highly aggressive or inflammable substances, as well as limited surroundings have to be considered. Furthermore, highest hygienic standards have to be met especially in the pharmaceutical, food, and beverage industries where standards like 3A, EHEDG, or FDA, certifying the devices hygienic capability regarding their construction, material, and design, are essential. sensor length, different application-specific certifications like ATEX and 3A, a teach-in function, flexible output signals, as well as the opportunity to zoom in on a certain medium. Blue light on top of the FlexLevel Switch FlexLevel Switch The level switch has been developed for hygienic applications, so all wetted parts are made of FDA-approved acidproof stainless steel or PEEK thermoplastic. The level switch complies with the EHEDG demands and 3A approval which makes it ideal for use in the food and beverage industry. For applications in hazardous areas zone 0, zone 1, and zone 2, the level switch is available in an ATEX version. Level switches by Baumer Growth of the Flex family So far, Baumer s Flex family, developed during the past few years, consisted of various measuring devices for pressure and temperature as well as the user-friendly configuration tool FlexProgrammer 9701, enabling the setup of pressure and temperature transmitters directly via PC. By developing the FlexLevel Switch, Baumer has introduced the first level measuring device into this family. Based on the level switch LSM, Baumer integrated a series of product specifications according to customers suggestions. The result is a versatile level measurement device that can easily be configured via PC. Instead of the LED indication used so far, a bright blue light on top of the switch now shows that a medium has been detected. Even if the sensor is mounted on top of a tank, this indication can be easily identified. Further customers requests realized are an adjustable The FlexLevel Switch Factory preset and without any further adjustment, the Flex- Level Switch detects the level of liquids, viscous fluids, and even dry media. For particularly difficult media like adhesive substances, the teach-in function enables a manual adjust- عالم املياه العربي 33 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

36 industry spotlights Water Instruments أجهزة القياس املائي ة ment of the level to be detected. It is also suitable for pharmaceutical applications as for example the level detection of ultra-pure water. Foaming, bubbling, or lumping does not limit its functionality, neither do vibrations nor vorticity. Since the mounting position does not affect its performance, the sensor can be installed sideways or at the bottom of a pipe as used for the protection in case of dry running. In the standard version, the FlexLevel Switch is designed for permanent process temperatures from -40 C up to +85 C. However, it is suitable for use in CIP and SIP facilities with short-term temperatures of up to 140 C (max. one hour). With an optional 100mm or 250mm cooling neck, the FlexLevel Switch can even be used at process temperatures of up to 200 C. The cooling necks are designed with sliding connections and can therefore serve as an extension, e.g. if the sensor tip has to reach deeper into the tank with viscous media like yoghurt, or if the media has to be reached through a tank insulation. For use in open or closed tanks, the device withstands a pressure of up to 16 bar. Since the FlexLevel Switch does not contain any moveable parts and its electronic unit is completely integrated, it is practically maintenance-free, allowing precise limit detection without the need of changing the switch-point. Functional principle: Electromagnetic waves The FlexLevel Switch sends out electromagnetic waves, undergoing a propagation delay because of the respective medium, which are then returned to the evaluation unit via the metallic tank wall or the metallic welded socket. When the medium reaches the sensor tip, the delay of the electromagnetic waves sent out changes depending on the media s dielectric value. All media with a DC value (dielectric constant) of minimum 1.5 can be measured. Therefore, the level switch is ideally suitable for processes with foaming. Since macro- to fine-pored foam possesses a smaller density than the fluid itself, it is often not recognized as detectable liquid. The switching function whether Normally Open or Normally Closed can be realized by changing the type of connection. The advantage of this measuring technology lies in the small conic socket extending into the medium. While with other methods, the device requires a bigger surface to which pasty or adhesive media can easily adhere, causing faults, the media can hardly stick to the tiny, small-area adaptor. A special 3A welded socket ensures the hygiene-approved integration into the process and offers the advantage of a lateral drilling showing any leakage due to abrasion of process fluids. Configuration with the FlexProgrammer 9701 Like all other measuring devices of the Flex family, the Flex- Level Switch can be connected to a PC and is configurable via Refer to RIN 39 on page 88 the FlexProgrammer 9701, enabling a visual fine-adjustment as well as gating out or zooming in on a certain medium, e.g. to separate a medium from a CIP cleaning preparation. Different parameters like the output type (PNP, NPN or digital out) can be chosen by the programming unit. The switching status can be chosen as normally opened or normally closed. Thanks to its teach-in function, the FlexProgrammer enables the manual adjustment of levels (necessary for media with a very low DC value). Alternatively, the setup can be carried out directly at the level switch. In addition, the configuration tool can be used for online measuring and data logging as well as for manual adjustments for the FlexLevel Switch s triggering and hysteresis. The battery-powered tool is USB connected for direct configuration via PC. Without this connection, it can be used as an independent programming device reading and saving sensor parameters after they have been initially programmed on a PC and stored on the FlexProgrammer. An integrated display shows configuration details, four push buttons allow scrolling the data and make the configuration tool suitable for remote configuration in challenging environments. Further principles of level measurement In addition to the FlexLevel Switch, Baumer offers a broad range of continuous and point measuring systems based on various technologies. While devices for hydrostatic pressure and differential pressure measurement are based on piezo, ceramics, capacity, or thin-film, ultrasonic or optical sensors work on the basis of conductivity. Whether a fluid-tangent sensor is required or a non-contact measurement has to be carried out Baumer offer their customers optimum solutions and technologies for any application. The various level sensors are ideally suited for the measurement of chemical and fine-chemical process engineering and the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries. طو رت شركة Baumer جهاز قياس FlexLevel وأضافت إليه عد ة وظائف وتصاميم منها الضوء األزرق في أعاله لرؤيته بسهولة لدى تركيبه على خز ان. ت ستخدم هذه املنتجات في عد ة مجاالت لقياس ومراقبة مستوى املياه والسوائل في املنشآت الصناعية واملائية وذلك لتجن ب الفيض أو النضوب. يقوم جهاز قياس FlexLevel بإرسال موجات كهرومغناطيسية لتنفيذ عملية القياس وقد ط و ر هذا املنتج للمنشآت الصحي ة بشكل خاص حيث يجب مراعاة معايير النظافة واألمان فجميع أجزاء FlexLevel التي تلمس املياه هي م صد قة من إدارة األغذية والعقاقير األميركي ة ومصنوعة من الفوالذ الذي ال يصدأ واملقاوم للحمض أو من بالستيك PEEK احلراري. ي برمج FlexLevel في املصنع قبيل تسويقه وهو ال يحتاج إلى أي تعديل من قبل املستخدم وبإمكانه قياس مستوى السوائل والسوائل اللزجة وحتى املواد اجلافة. FlexLevel مناسب للتطبيقات الصيدالنية كقياس مستوى املياه الفائقة النقاوة. الرغوة والفقاقيع والكتل الصلبة ال حتد من فعالية FlexLevel وكذلك األمر بالنسبة لإلهتزاز والدردوري ة. ص م م FlexLevel للقياس ضمن حرارة تتراوح ما بني -40 درجة مئوية و +85 درجة مئوية بشكل م ستمر. باإلمكان أيضا إستعمال FlexLevel ضمن حرارة قد تصل إلى 140 درجة مئوية ولكن لفترات وجيزة ساعة في أقصى حد. باإلمكان إضافة جهاز تبريد على FlexLevel إلستخدامه ضمن بيئة قد تصل احلرارة فيها إلى 200 درجة مئوية. 34 Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

37 أخبار صناعية أجهزة القياس املائي ة Water Instruments Twelve probes for one smart meter HQd meter and 6 probes HACH LANGE has announced a further suite of Intelli- CAL sensors for use with its HQd digital water quality meters. As a result, users will be able to swap sensors quickly and easily for the measurement of six key parameters (BOD, conductivity, DO, ORP, ph, and sodium). Ruggedized sensors with a choice of cable length (from 1m up to 30m) are available for some parameters in addition to versions to suit challenging conditions, such as low-ionic strength water. Uniquely, all IntelliCAL probes interchange fully with a single HQd meter, which recognizes both the probe and its calibration history. Dosing drop by drop: New low-flow range of ultrasonic flow meters The PFA SonicLine ultrasonic flow meters from GEMÜ are now also available in a new low-flow version for quantities from l/min in DN 3/8. Flow rates from 0.5 to 1 ml per second are achieved in the lower range. This corresponds to almost one drop at a time and opens up new areas of application in fine dosing of chemicals for the most varied processes. SonicLine is ideally suited for accurate and fast batch and dosing processes with high reproducibility. The device measures 250 values/second and the reproducibility of the measured values is 0.5% with an accuracy of 1%. All medium-wetted parts are made of corrosion-resistant high purity fluoro-polymer PFA-HP. There are no moving parts or instruments in contact with the media, minimizing pressure loss and contamination of the working medium. SonicLine is available in 1/4, 3/8, 3/4 and 1 sizes with a measuring range between 0.03 l/min up to 120 l/min. Refer to RIN 41 on page 88 Operation of the HQd meters is further simplified with a large illuminated graphic display that guides users quickly and clearly through the measurement procedure. The operator and sample names are displayed and recorded, and the meter gives both visual and audio indication of stable readings. It can even remind users when calibration is due, so the need for operator training is minimal. All IntelliCAL probes feature advanced sensor technology. For example, the dissolved oxygen and BOD probes feature HACH LANGE s revolutionary LDO technology (luminescent dissolved oxygen) which means no frequent electrolyte or membrane replacement is necessary, just an annual change of sensor cap. Refer to RIN 42 on page 88 Summarizing the advantages of the HQd platform, HACH LANGE laboratory sales manager Matt Dillon says: HACH LANGE customers expect accuracy and reliability, but the HQd platform of smart sensors and meters delivers a new level of simplicity and flexibility to customers in a broad range of industries from the utilities to environmental research and from manufacturing to laboratory analysis. Refer to RIN 40 on page 88 عالم املياه العربي 35 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

38 industry spotlights Finnish partnership to protect water quality Water Instruments أجهزة القياس املائي ة OTT launches high-spec CTD logger Tony Halker Intellitect Water has announced a new distribution partnership with Finnish environmental services company Sarlin for the highly innovative Intellisonde in-pipe water quality monitors. The Intellisonde is designed to provide efficient access to water quality data and will now be distributed in Finland exclusively by Sarlin. Developed to continuously monitor in-pipe water within drinking water distribution networks, the Intellisonde is a small water quality monitor that can be inserted into pressurized pipes to monitor up to 12 parameters. Sarlin designs and produces water quality monitoring systems for customers across a range of industrial sectors in Finland and has recently finished a comprehensive testing program of the Intellisonde. Jari Kallio, Product Manager at Sarlin, believes that the appointment will help bring considerable improvements to water monitoring procedures across the country. He said: We are delighted to be appointed as an Intellitect Water distributor. This is mainly because the drinking water sector in Finland will derive huge benefits from the visibility of water quality that the Intellisondes will provide. Not only will this help to ensure that tap water quality is maintained at a high level, but it will also help water treatment managers to improve the efficiency of their processes. In addition to the water industry, the Intellisonde is also able to provide online process monitoring data in the food and beverage, power, health, automotive, pharmaceutical, aerospace, biotechnology, and research sectors. Intellitect Water CEO Tony Halker added that the new technology will deliver substantial benefits for Finnish water authorities. He explained: The ability to monitor water quality continuously in the distribution network provides vital access to tap water quality data and can lead to significant operational time and cost savings for virtually every industry. The new OTT CTD is a professional datalogger for the measurement of water level, conductivity, and temperature. With a memory capacity of 4MB (approx. 500,000 values) and capable of running on alkaline or lithium batteries, this highspecification instrument is capable of operating unattended for long periods. Primarily designed for groundwater applications in wells from one inch diameter upwards, this instrument is equally well suited for surface water monitoring. The water level measurement technology employed by the OTT CTD is robust and well-proven with thousands of loggers, such as the Orpheus Mini, currently in operation worldwide. The inbuilt conductivity measuring cell can also provide data for salinity and total dissolved solids. Designed to meet the demands of a rugged field device, it meets all the requirements of hydrological data collection in saline and other challenging environments. In order to provide reliable long-term monitoring data, high specification materials have been included in the OTT CTD design. These include a ceramic pressure sensor, high quality stainless steel housing (904l) for durability and corrosion resistance and a kevlar-strengthened probe cable with an integrated compensating capillary tube. The infrared interface facilitates quick and easy data collection, and simple, intuitive software is included for data display, export, configuration and calibration. A pump test facility is also included as standard. Wireless data transmission of remote data is made possible with the addition of the OTT ITC which employs GSM/SMS or GPRS. Commenting on the launch, OTT UK Managing Director Simon Wills said: This new high specification instrument has been designed for people who need the most accurate and reliable technology, so we anticipate that the main customers will be regulators, water companies, consultants, and researchers. Refer to RIN 43 on page 88 Refer to RIN 44 on page Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

39 أخبار صناعية أجهزة القياس املائي ة Water Instruments Two-day transducer manufacturing helps to significantly reduce downtime for water level measurement sites Pressure Systems, manufacturer of KPSI Level and Pressure Transducers, has announced that three of its most popular KPSI Transducer models are now built and ready to ship in just two days, significantly reducing facility downtime associated with a transducer s failure. Included in the two-day service are the highly reliable, hydrostatic, submersible 700, 705, and 750 models, used widely throughout the water and wastewater level measurement industries for applications with conditions from general purpose to harsh and adverse. Currently, standard industry processes can take a week or more. Through its new, streamlined manufacturing process, Pressure Systems is able to cut assembly time by more than half, so orders placed on Monday will ship on Wednesday versus Friday, for example. This is a critical factor to the wide range of facilities, such as level control, pump control and slurry management centers as well as lift stations, that need real-time, round-the-clock water level measurement. Refer to RIN 45 on page 88 For added reliability and exceptional water resistance, KPSI transducers feature a unique water blocking cable that selfseals in the event of an accidental cut to the cable. Overmolded cabling on the transducers is more reliable than snapin connectors that can break or wear out over time. Each transducer comes standard with Pressure Systems SuperDry vent filter that provides maintenance-free moisture protection for one year and features welded 316 SS construction, with titanium available on the 700 and 705 versions. Optional lifetime lightning protection and temperature measurement output are also available on the transducers. Refer to RIN 46 on page 88 عالم املياه العربي 37 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

40 industry spotlights Water Management & Distribution Networks إدارة املياه وشبكات التوزيع NSF/ANSI Standard 61: Getting the lead out of plumbing Over the last 20 years, a regulatory framework has been developed across the U.S. and Canada for controlling the leaching of lead and other contaminants from plumbing and other products used in municipal water distribution systems. This regulatory framework is based on NSF/ANSI Standard 61: Drinking Water System Components Health Effects. Scope of the standard Standard 61 is intended for voluntary use by certifying organizations, utilities, regulatory agencies, and/or manufacturers as a basis of providing assurances that adequate health protection exists for covered products. The products covered by this standard include: Pipes and Related Products (including pipe, hose, fittings) Protective and Barrier Materials (including cements/coatings) Joining and Sealing Materials (including gaskets, adhesives, lubricants) Process Media (including carbon, sand, zeolite, ion exchange media) Mechanical Devices (including water meters, in-line valves, filters, process equipment) Mechanical Plumbing Devices (faucets, drinking fountains, and components) Potable Water Materials (non-metallic materials) NSF/ANSI Standard 61 includes criteria for evaluating products to ensure that they do not leach contaminants that would be a health concern into the water. These contaminants include those regulated by the U.S. EPA and Health Canada, as well as any other non-regulated compounds that may be of concern. For regulated contaminants, the maximum permissible level is established by the U.S. EPA and Health Canada. For non-regulated contaminants the maximum allowable level is established based on existing toxicology data and risk assessment studies, and the level at which the contaminant leached into the water. This process of setting maximum levels is defined in NSF/ANSI Standard 61, Annex A. This annex defines the toxicological review and evaluation procedures for the evaluation of substances imparted to drinking water through contact with drinking water system components. It is intended to establish the human health risk, if any, of the substances imparted to drinking water under the anticipated use conditions of the products. Maximum permissible contaminant levels in NSF 61 are defined as the Total Allowable Concentration (TAC) and the Single Product Allowable Concentration (SPAC). NSF product certification to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 NSF International is accredited by ANSI and the SCC to the requirements of ISO Guide 65 as a product certification organization for NSF/ANSI Standard 61. NSF currently has certified over 16,000 products to NSF 61. Listings of NSF-certified products are updated daily at NSF s website. The NSF certification process requires a disclosure by the manufacturer of all water-contact materials in the product, and a disclosure by the manufacturer s material suppliers of all chemical ingredients in the materials. NSF toxicologists perform a formulation review of each water-contact material to determine any possible ingredients, contaminants or reaction by-products that may potentially leach from the material into drinking water. This formulation review then determines the battery of chemical analyses that will be performed on a particular material. NSF then conducts an inspection of the production facility to verify the product formulation and production process, and to ensure adequate quality control procedures are in place to prevent the use of unauthorized materials. Product samples are collected during the inspection and sent to NSF laboratories to be tested to the appropriate exposure protocol of NSF/ANSI Standard 61. Contaminant concentrations are determined from chemical analyses of the exposure water samples and then evaluated by a toxicologist to the pass/fail criteria. Products that meet the requirements of the standard are then certified and appear in NSF listings. Listed production facilities are then subjected to unannounced annual inspections by NSF auditors to ensure that certified products are made according to the authorized formulations and processes. Products are collected on a routine basis (typically once annually) for retesting. NSF develops standard for low lead plumbing products NSF International announced the development of a new compositional standard for products that come in contact with drinking water, including faucets. The new requirements are incorporated into the NSF/ANSI American National Standard for Drinking Water Products to help protect the public from exposure to lead. 38 Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

41 أخبار صناعية إدارة املياه وشبكات التوزيع Water Management & Distribution Networks Annex G Weighted Average Lead Content Evaluation Procedure to a 0.25 Percent Lead Requirement allows manufacturers to demonstrate compliance to recently enacted legislation in California that limits the weighted average of lead content in plumbing products, which come in contact with drinking water, to 0.25%. The annex was recently incorporated into NSF/ANSI Standard 61: Drinking Water System Components -- Health Effects. The inclusion of Annex G is important for manufacturers selling products in California who must comply with the new lead content requirements in addition to the current chemical extraction requirements of NSF/ANSI Standard 61. California recently passed legislation that requires manufacturers to meet the 0.25% weighted average lead content. Other states are also considering low-lead content legislation. Annex G establishes a protocol to determine product compliance with the 0.25% maximum weighted average lead content requirement of the California Health & Safety Code. It is our expectation that states with low lead requirements will recognize Annex G in their regulations, and this will provide a uniform method for product evaluation, said Pete Greiner, Technical Manager, NSF Water Treatment and Distribution Systems Program. The annex was developed by NSF s Lead Task Group with guidance from key regulators, proponents of the California lead bill, industry representatives and the NSF Standard 61 Joint Committee. The NSF Joint Committee is comprised of equal representation from public health, user communities and industry to ensure an open, transparent, and consensus process. Refer to RIN 48 on page 88 While California lead content requirements are not scheduled to go into effect until 2010, NSF is providing product evaluations against the annex now, and updating NSF 61 listings to indicate compliance with the low lead requirement. Annex G is a consensus standard that took into consideration comments from key stakeholders in California and nationwide. It gives companies a valuable tool for assessing compliance with California s lead content standard. California is leading the way on getting toxic chemicals out of products. Companies that meet the standard will be at a competitive advantage. In conjunction with applicable verification testing, this standard provides valuable information for our laboratory to use in our work, said Bruce La Belle, Chief, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Environmental Chemistry Laboratory. NSF International - The Public Health and Safety Company ط و ر إطار تنظيمي في السنوات ال 20 األخيرة في الواليات املتحدة األميركية وكندا للتحك م بنض الرصاص وغيرها من امللو ثات في أنظمة توزيع املياه البلدي ة. يعتمد هذا اإلطار التنظيمي على معيار Standard 61 الصادر عن NSF/ANSI وهو معيار يهدف إلى إستعماله من قبل املنظ مات واملرافق والوكاالت التنظيمي ة وامل صن عني لتأمني ضمانات للمستخدمني يتأكدون بواسطتها من أمانة املنتجات وحمايتها للصح ة. يغطي هذا املعيار عدة منتجات منها: األنابيب وتوابعها املواد احلامية واحلواجز )اإلسمنت والطالء( املواد اخلامتة األجهزة امليكانيكية واألجهزة امليكانيكية السمكري ة واملواد اخلاصة مبياه الشرب. NSF International هي شركة أمان وصح ة عامة ال تبغي الربح وهي مستقلة وغير حكومي ة رائدة في مجال تطوير املعايير وتأمني شهادات اجلودة للمنتجات. وهي تنشط في هذا املجال منذ 60 عاما. Refer to RIN 47 on page 88 عالم املياه العربي 39 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

42 industry spotlights Water Management & Distribution Networks إدارة املياه وشبكات التوزيع Extended water library to support efficient hydrological engineering Water management places exacting requirements on the operational management of waterworks, pumping stations, and desalination plants particularly in terms of process automation. To assist in the planning phase, Siemens Industry Automation offers a free Simatic water library which makes for ultimate efficiency in planning automation projects. The recent release of version 7.1 has made operation significantly easier and it supports the current versions of both the Simatic PCS 7 process control system and the Simatic WinCC process visualization system. Since 2008, Siemens has been providing this free Simatic water library in German, English, Chinese, and Spanish and already has over 200 registered users. The newly released 7.1 version is now available for the current V7.1 issues of the Simatic PCS 7 process control system and V7.0 of the Simatic WinCC process visualization system. The Simatic PCS 7 variant supplements the recently introduced Advanced Process Library (APL) with the functions required in water management, and makes consistent use of the new PCS 7 system architecture. The Simatic water library is an integral part of the extensive Siemens product and system portfolio, an offering which ensures integrated automation and power distribution throughout water management. It includes over one hundred triedand-tested function modules as well as industry-specific visualization images, engineering templates, and tested typicals of measuring points and drives. Demo applications from all fields of water management illustrate the applications for and performance of each module. They are designed for use by system integrators and operators alike as efficient templates to support their automation planning. In its appearance, the Simatic water library is consistent with the look and feel of both Simatic PCS 7 and Simatic WinCC, and it offers intuitive operation without tedious prior training and with a reduced risk of faulty operation. TechnoPark to set up Integrated Water Management Centre of Excellence TechnoPark, the fully-owned subsidiary of Economic Zones World, local hosts of the International Desalination Association (IDA) World Congress 2009, is moving ahead, through its R&D arm, Dubai Institute of Technology (DIT) to focus its research and development activities in water desalination and water reuse issues by establishing a Centre of Excellence for Integrated Water Management. Hamad Al Hashemi TechnoPark is Economic Zones World s major technology initiative, which focuses on water, alternate energy, and knowledge sectors. Dubai Institute of Technology, the R&D arm of TechnoPark will set up a world-class Centre of Excellence to undertake applied research in Water Cycles, sustainable solutions for the ecosystem, and the proper use of water resources. Commenting on the growing demand for water in the country, Hamad Al Hashemi, Managing Director of Dubai Institute of Technology TechnoPark stated that DIT is examining how to manage water resources in the most sustainable manner for the future. He added: Despite the scarcity of natural water resources, residents of the UAE are among the highest per capita water users in the world, consuming an average of 550 liters per day. The UAE relies on renewable and non-renewable groundwater and desalinated water for supply. DIT will undertake research and development on both these fronts. We are looking into governance of resources in the framework of economic, social and cultural contexts. Explaining further, Al Hashemi said The interests of water authorities, industrial and agricultural consortiums and nature conservancy agencies often conflict calling for a careful definition of water management objectives, taking into account the interests of all parties concerned. The search for sustainable solutions for the management of freshwater ecosystems includes measures to safeguard biodiversity and to protect the ecosystem which we intend to do. Refer to RIN 49 on page 88 Refer to RIN 50 on page Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

43 أخبار صناعية إدارة املياه وشبكات التوزيع Water Management & Distribution Networks City of Prichard, Alabama renews public-private partnership with Severn Trent Services aqualia signs a water management cooperation agreement with Saudi National Water Company Severn Trent Services announced that it has renewed its public-private partnership with the Water Works and Sewer Board (the Board) of the City of Prichard, Alabama, USA, through a competitive bid process. Severn Trent will be responsible for the complete operation, maintenance, and management of the City s water and wastewater facilities, collection and distribution systems, meter reading, billing, and customer service functions. Prior to entering into partnership with Severn Trent in 2007, the Board was operating on a strict consent order from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and experiencing significant operational challenges. Shortly after the commencement of the partnership, plant performance was dramatically improved, allowing the Board and its engineer to concentrate on capital improvement planning. In the last two years, the Board and citizens of Prichard have benefited from improved operations and performance, including: Reduced solids inventory; improved discharge quality; the introduction of an asset management program; identification of capital improvement projects; and the installation of a comprehensive maintenance management program that schedules predictive and preventive maintenance. The partnership between the Board and Severn Trent will continue to benefit the City and its 26,000 residents in a number of ways. Unlike privatization when a system is owned, operated, and financed by a private entity a public-private partnership allows the municipality or authority to retain control of the assets. Under private ownership, end users have little say in the operation, rates, or financing options of a system. With private ownership, rates typically increase, water quality suffers, customer service declines, financing costs more, and jobs are often lost. Using the public-private partnership model, rates are set by the municipality. In addition, jobs are secure per contract terms. Following the inception of the partnership in 2007, Severn Trent transitioned all employees from the previous contractor. Refer to RIN 51 on page 88 Refer to RIN 52 on page 88 aqualia stand at the IDA World Congress aqualia, the water company of Spanish FCC Group, attended in November the IDA World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse in Dubai, UAE, as one of the main characters in the international water market. aqualia, based on its water resources sustainability policy, and environmental respect, desalinates 8.5 million cubic meters every year, and reuses more than 5,000 cubic meters, dedicating this new water to different uses as golf courses irrigation, parks, gardens or streets. The participation of the Spanish company is due to its international growing strategy, which has the Middle East as one of their key regions. In this sense, aqualia has consolidated itself as one of the main players of the desalination market, whose techniques have been already developed in different regions around Spain, where the current Middle East water problems were already present. This desalination experience helped the Company to be awarded with the two biggest desalination plants in Africa, Mostaganem and Cap Djinet, both in Algeria, where water for over 1,600,000 people will be desalinated. This aqualia development strategy has seen recently another milestone. The Company has also recently signed a cooperation agreement with Saudi National Water Company (NWC) which involves different areas of water management. This cooperation will range from training Saudi employees with modern techniques in technical and customer issues, the privatization of wastewater treatment plants, to the cooperation for the development of advanced techniques of management of the water cycle in the Kingdom. This agreement, signed during the Saudi Water and Power Forum 2009, hosted in Jeddah, in October, is especially important for the Spanish company, as it becomes one of the few selected water companies to work closely with the NWC. This institution, created one year ago, is responsible for the water management in Saudi Arabia, which is currently under an ambitious privatization process. عالم املياه العربي 41 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

44 industry spotlights Water Management & Distribution Networks إدارة املياه وشبكات التوزيع Dresser Flexflo surge relievers selected to protect newest segment of the Great Man-made River pipeline project Flexflo 887 surge relievers manufactured by Dresser, Inc., a leader in providing reliable, highly engineered products for global infrastructure projects, have been chosen to protect the newest segment of the Great Man-made River (GMR) water supply project that brings water to the citizens of Libya. The Flexflo 887 units were selected for this project because they are the fastest acting surge relievers in the world able to respond within milliseconds to a potentially dangerous rise in pipeline pressure. Listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world s largest underground network of pipes and aquifers, the Great Man-made River project is an enormous, long-term undertaking to supply Libya s water needs. The GMR draws water from ancient aquifers beneath the Sahara Desert in southern Libya and conveys it northward along a network of huge concrete pipes to the Mediterranean coast where the majority of Libya s 6 million citizens live and work. When it is completed at an estimated cost of US$33 billion, the GMR will carry 972 million gallons (3.68 million m 3 ) of water each day over a 2,500- mile (4,000-kilometer) long pipeline network. The turnkey, skid-mounted Flexflo surge relievers will be installed at the Azrair Pressure Control Station along the Ghadames-Zwara-Az Zawiyah segment of the GMR in northwestern Libya. Installation of one skid with three 10-inch units and a second skid two 4-inch units will follow in early 2010 by the pipeline contractor Al Nahr Company Ltd. Surges in pipeline pressure are common and can be the result of unintended pump shutdowns and valve closures along the pipeline, explained Chris Jewell, Flexflo surge reliever product line engineer. Jewell compared the mass of fluid traveling through a pipeline to a locomotive pulling a heavily loaded train and traveling at speed. Neither can be stopped dead in its tracks, he said. In a pipeline, instantaneously stopping or changing the velocity of liquid will cause it to pile up and create a pressure spike in the line. If the surge is not relieved, it can damage the pipeline and related equipment and endanger people, Jewell said. In addition, because liquids cannot be compressed, the pressure surge will travel through the liquid in the pipeline at sonic speeds - 1,100 feet (335 meters) per minute. Milliseconds count, he said, because the faster a surge reliever can respond, the better it can mitigate the potential dangers of a pressure surge. Dresser s Flexflo surge relievers feature a unique, proven design that utilizes an elastomer tube surrounded by a nitrogen blanket which holds the tube at a constant pressure equal to normal pipeline pressure and seals off the surge reliever. When pipeline pressure spikes, the surge causes the nitrogen to compress the tube almost instantaneously, opening the surge reliever and allowing the liquid to be channeled out of the Flexflo 887 Surge Reliever pipeline to prevent damage to the line. Because the Flexflo 887 surge reliever has just one moving part, maintenance time and expense is minimized. Funded by the Libyan government, construction of the GMR project began in Dresser, Inc. is a global leader in providing highly-engineered infrastructure products for the global energy industry. Leading brand names within the Dresser portfolio include Dresser Wayne retail fueling systems, Waukesha natural gas-fired engines, Masoneilan control valves, Consolidated pressure relief valves, and ROOTS rotary gas meters and blowers. The company has manufacturing and customer service facilities strategically located worldwide and a sales presence in more than 100 countries. Refer to RIN 53 on page Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

45 أخبار صناعية إدارة املياه وشبكات التوزيع Water Management & Distribution Networks Sahara technology simplifies the inspection of sewer force mains reducing sewer line failures while extending sewer main life The big advantage of Sahara is the fact that it is a tethered system. The operator has complete control and the utility can be confident in the results as they are confirmed in real time, said Kevin Laven, Technical Solutions Manager, PPIC. Besides gas pockets and leaks, the Sahara system has been able to identify other potential issues for utilities including malfunctioning pumps and heavy turbulence in a sewer main. Sahara can be used on sewer force mains of any diameter larger than 6 and is another tool from PPIC to help municipalities determine the true condition of their underground assets and prioritize infrastructure spending. Rehabilitation of individual lengths of pipe can be accomplished for a fraction of the replacement cost of a full line, helping municipalities to save money and maximize their budgets. The Pressure Pipe Inspection Company Ltd. (PPIC) announced on November 17, 2009 that it has reached a milestone for the inspection of sewer force mains and siphons with its Sahara technology. Sahara was originally developed for leak detection in pressurized water mains, and is now quickly becoming the industry standard for sewer force main inspections as well. Sahara has overcome a major challenge in the inspection of sewer force mains as it allows the line to remain in service and inspections to take place at any point in time. Utilities benefit from a live main inspection process as there is often no redundancy to their pressurized sewer lines and service shutdowns can be complicated and costly. The rapid adoption of Sahara in the industry is due to its ability to consistently locate the smallest leaks in any pipe material and its ability to successfully locate pockets of trapped gas where hydrogen sulphide gas can build up and deteriorate the inside of the pipe wall. The life of the sewer main can be extended by proactively minimizing these events as they are proven failure methods for sewer force mains. In addition, the actual location of the sewer main can be accurately mapped in real time as the Sahara sensor travels through the pipe. Refer to RIN 54 on page 88 The first tool designed for live inspection of large diameter water mains, the Sahara pipeline inspection system remains the most accurate tool available for detecting leaks, pockets of trapped gas, and other defects in large mains. Sahara is a critical component of condition assessment and water loss management programs for utilities around the world. A world leader in large diameter water and wastewater pipeline condition assessment, the Pressure Pipe Inspection Company (PPIC) offers forward looking solutions to help customers address aging infrastructure challenges in a reliable and cost effective manner. Our innovative services pinpoint damaged sections of a pipeline to help optimize infrastructure investments, stop leaks, reduce risk, and ensure compliance. PPIC has inspected over 6,000 miles (9,656 kilometers) of critical pipeline assets over the past decade. عالم املياه العربي 43 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

46 industry spotlights Special Report تقرير خاص Reduce waste, reduce energy: Technology advancements highlight the benefits of biosolids management Costs associated with treatment and disposal of biosolids can be half of a communities operations budget. As cashstrapped cities are looking for ways to reduce costs, water technology providers such as Siemens are providing answers to reduce the cost of biosolids management, while providing a sometimes unexpected boost to the bottom line. Moreover, communities are finding that in addition to reduced operations costs, they have less waste and use less energy a big benefit for the environment. In the USA, municipal wastewater treatment plants traditionally have had one focus: Treat wastewater and return clean water back to the environment, meeting all regulatory requirements. But, as cities and populations grow, there is an increasing need to focus on the residual byproduct of the wastewater process, biosolids. Escalating waste disposal and energy costs for biosolids treatment, along with the environmental impact for landfills have increased the focus on biosolids management and waste minimization. In fact, the largest costs associated with wastewater treatment are related to the energy and disposal fees for biosolids management. It is estimated that disposal fees will increase more than 10 times in the next 10 years. With increasing pressures to municipal governments budgets, it s imperative to address the energy and waste disposal costs as part of the engineering equation. We re seeing a more holistic approach to the wastewater treatment process. Municipalities and engineers are evaluating the entire wastewater operations, including solids disposal and beneficial reuse of biogas and total energy consumption, said Chuck Gordon, CEO of Siemens Water Technologies. According to EPA estimates, the quantity of sludge produced in a wastewater treatment plant is approximately 1% of the quantity of treated wastewater, yet sludge management costs can be as high as 40-50% of total operating costs, much of this for disposal. Technology solution providers, such as Siemens, are looking at this issue from many different angles. For instance, technologies that reduce biosolids, more efficiently dewater and dry sludge, better capture and convert biogas or compost, are providing opportunities for communities to beneficially use biosolids and reduce operating costs, while benefitting the environment. One recent technology advancement is the Cannibal Solids Reduction System, which can reduce the production of biosolids by 50-80%. This system re-configures the traditional activated sludge process, lowering the biosolids production, while significantly reducing the power requirements for biosolids stabilization. On West Coast community, saved about US$50,000 in sludge disposal costs per year, and yet another saved about US$80,000 per year. Siemens has also seen significant interest in its BioFlowsheet+ Solutions Program, a biological process optimization program, which evaluates specific cost factor such as energy use, labor and disposal. The program integrates several key wastewater operations including biological, solids separation and controls. A recent California wastewater treatment plant was able to achieve a 70% reduction in biosolids production while reducing the aeration requirements from their aerobic digester by more than 90% by incorporating the Cannibal interchange bioreactor. Dewatering and drying systems can help municipalities reduce disposal costs while simultaneously reducing their energy needs. Siemens systems such as the Centramax dewatering centrifuge, the J-Vap vacuum/drying filter press, Refer to RIN 55 on page 88 Inter-reactor tanks of Siemens Cannibal installation at the Brookville WWTP and the CTD biosolids dryer are three such systems. A Corona, California wastewater treatment plant installed a Siemens CTD biosolids dryer. Using a dual fuel source, natural gas and digester gas, the energy efficient biosolids dryer works in conjunction with the cogeneration facility, producing a fuel for the facility while reducing the volume of biosolids by 80%. In addition, the process produces a Class A beneficial reuse product that can be applied to land for agricultural purposes as well as using it for an organic fuel, and supplies the low-grade heat necessary to promote biological growth in the plant s digesters. Finally, ESCO (energy services company) performance contracts are an alternative funding method for a capital improvement in the wastewater plant that reduces energy use, operation costs, and labor. Samples of energy services and improvement measures include biosolids reduction, methane gas creation and usage, water conservation and reuse, high-efficiency dryer installation, SCADA system improvements, and aeration system upgrades. With greater awareness comes a faster push for innovation, which will provide even more options for communities to reduce lifecycle costs and improve their biosolids management. This is win-win for the community and the environment, said Gordon Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

47 Refer to RIN 56 on page 88

48 country / regional reports Kuwait / Jordan الكويت / األردن Kuwaiti WWTP takes integrated biological approach to reduce construction costs and improve effluent quality Mushrif Trading and Contracting Company of Kuwait City is installing a high-performance nutrient removal system to handle 180 mld average to 270 mld peak flow at the Kubd wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) located outside of Kuwait City, Kuwait. The solution is based on a biological process optimization program from Siemens Water Technologies that will help the WWTP meet required effluent levels to produce reuse-quality water for irrigation and landscaping purposes. The Kubd plant will be commissioned in August After reviewing the merits of the plant design and operating results from a similar installation in South Carolina, USA, Mushrif and the end-user, Kuwait s Ministry of Public Works, were convinced that Siemens BioFlowsheet+ Solution would best meet the plant s needs. By Julian Pauwels 1 and R. Sasi Nair 2 Siemens proposed BioFlowsheet+ Solution was an alternative to the originally specified conventional MLE (Modified Ludzack Ettinger) process that consisted of an anaerobic selector, anoxic zone and fine-bubble aeration for nitrification, scraper clarification, and sand filtration/disc filtration. Compared to its conventional counterpart, Siemens solution will provide superior process design and performance, a smaller footprint, less energy consumption, and compact tertiary filtration. Taking a BioFlowsheet+ solutions approach BioFlowsheet+ Solutions integrates several key WWTP operations including biological, solids separation, solids treatment and controls to meet the needs of most wastewater treatment applications. At the start of each project, this complete process design approach looks at critical elements of the entire system and analyzes interaction between unit operations. The biological process optimization program evaluates effluent requirements, land availability, and specific cost factors such as energy use, labor, and disposal. Benefits include a plant-wide performance warranty, unified submittals and field service support, coordinated start-ups, long-term plant-wide and corporate commitment, and significant operations and maintenance savings. For the Kubd plant, implementing a BioFlowsheet+ Solution approach also reduced construction costs. It will facilitate system installation and improve discharged effluent quality, too. And, as part of the design, Siemens will also provide an overall process warranty for the biological process to guarantee the plant meets required effluent quality levels. Another key advantage of following a BioFlowsheet+ Solution is that the different processes used in the design enhance one another. The Kubd WWTP s design will include four VertiCel systems (in two parallel operating trains), six 46m high-performance clarifiers and eight Forty-X disc filters (with 24 discs apiece). Putting it all together Influent first enters the preliminary treatment process, where solids and grit particles are screened and oil and grease Only six of these secondary high-performance clarifiers are required for the Kubd design, as opposed to 10 conventional clarifiers are removed from the influent with the scraper mechanism. The screened and degritted sewage then enters the VertiCel system, which is an activated sludge process that consists of reactors in series, with Vertical Loop Reactor tanks followed by fine-bubble reactor tanks. This energyefficient hybrid system employs anoxic tanks, mixed and aerated with mechanical aerators, followed by fine-bubble reactors maintained in an aerobic state. Through optimized aerator selection and stratified dissolved oxygen levels, the VertiCel system requires less installed and operating power than conventional fine-bubble aeration processes. Changes in oxygen demand can readily be met by varying disc rotational speed and/or air flow in the aeration tanks. Surge flows are managed within the VertiCel system without solids washout. From there, the effluent mixed liquor suspended solids (MLSS) then pass through Envirex high-performance clarifiers. Only six of these secondary clarifiers are required for this design, as opposed to 10 conventional clarifiers. Each clarifier combines the advantages of a Rim-Flo peripheral feed, peripheral takeoff clarifier with the Tow-Bro unitube sludge removal technology into a single high-performing activated sludge final clarifier. The Rim-Flo clarifier is designed for optimum hydraulic efficiency, resulting in a design that requires 50% less surface area than a conventional center-feed clarifier. Combining the two Siemens clarifiers creates a clarifier that is 50% to 100% more efficient than a conventional clarifier. This efficient design also results in substantial savings in civil, piping, and erection costs. Rapid removal of sludge necessitates less oxygen in the bioaeration system, no denitrification, and no biophospho- 46 Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

49 Kuwait / Jordan تقارير البلدان واملناطق الكويت / األردن rus re-release. In addition, return activated sludge (RAS) is more highly concentrated, which means less RAS flow needs to be pumped. Secondary effluent from the clarifiers flows on to the Forty-X disc filters. The disc filters will be delivered, fully assembled, to the Kubd plant for installation in a small footprint concrete tank, compared to conventional sand filtration that would require a large gallery of piping, backwash pumps, and blowers. The disc filter s innovative woven polyester pleated panel design provides increased treatment capacity and an ultimate barrier for suspended solids in tertiary treatment processes. Its inside-out filtration design allows for a higher operating headloss capability, ensuring a more sustainable operation in terms of more throughput, better feed distribution, and fewer backwash frequencies. A trashtolerant filter panel housing is designed to prevent entrapment and accumulation of inorganic material. Additionally, water pressure-assisted seals and wind-safe sliding covers make accessibility and maintenance easier. Promoting regional water cooperation key to development Effluent from the disc filters is disinfected by an ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system and then dosed for the residual chlorine. Reuse-quality treated effluent can then be used to irrigate landscape areas along the Jahra motorways, main roads, and public gardens. Targeting a summer start-up Once the high-performance nutrient removal system is up and running in August 2010, the Kubd installation will mark the largest VertiCel system and Forty-X disc filter orders to-date for Siemens. For Mushrif and the Ministry of Public Works, the project will signify the WWTP s ability to handle raw sewage from the Al-Jahra and Sulaibikhat catchment areas and produce reuse-quality effluent that can be used for landscape irrigation. The BioFlowsheet+ Solution design itself will reduce construction costs, facilitate system installation, and consume less energy, all in a compact footprint. 1- Julian Pauwels is a sales manager at Siemens Water Technologies. His territory includes Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Julian is located in Thomasville, Ga., USA. julian.pauwels@siemens.com 2- R. Sasi Nair is the director of operations in Kuwait for Mushrif Trading & Contracting Co. He is located in Kuwait City, Kuwait. sasi@mushrif.com تقوم شركة Mushrif Trading and Contracting Company في الكويت بتركيب نظام إلزالة املغذ يات من مياه الصرف بإمكانه معاجلة 180 مليون ليتر في اليوم مبعد ل وسطي و 270 مليون ليتر في اليوم في وقت الذروة في محطة»كبد«ملعاجلة مياه الصرف الصح ي بالقرب من مدينة الكويت العاصمة. هذا النظام يرتكز على برنامج متثيل للمعاجلة احليوية من شركة Siemens Water Technologies سيقوم مبساعدة احملطة ملالقاة املستويات املطلوبة من مياه الصرف لتحويلها إلى مياه م عاد إستعمالها في الري وفي إدارة املساحات اخلضراء. سيبدأ العمل مبحط ة "كبد" في شهر آب )أغسطس( بعد مراجعة العديد من الشركات واملنتجات تم إختيار نظام BioFlowsheet+ من Siemens من قبل شركة Mushrif ووزارة األشغال العامة الكويتية كاحلل األمثل حملطة "كبد". The region must establish a supranational commission on water and energy issues in order to overcome development challenges, Prince Hassan of Jordan said on November 4, Addressing the «Third Convening of the Parliamentarians Network for Conflict Prevention and Human Security», Prince Hassan said the region faces a major challenge in «carrying capacity for human, natural, and economic resources». He added that the West Asia - North Africa region is one of «the principal regions of stateless persons, displaced persons, internally displaced persons, migrants, and refugees under different mandates». During the conference, which focused on regional water cooperation, Prince Hassan outlined what is required to develop a roadmap to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and to reach a new world solidarity concept. Addressing participants, Princess Sumaya, president of El Hassan Science City and the Royal Scientific Society (RSS), stressed the importance of environmental health and human security. «Environmental health and security is a topic that deserves our attention in such a changing world, and there is a major role for preventive diplomacy to play. For me at least, preventive diplomacy is via participation, role play and sharing responsibilities as well as the benefits,» Princess Sumaya said. Underlining the science city s role in development in Jordan and the greater region, the Princess noted that the RSS monitors water quality and reports the results to the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, the Ministry of Environment, the Jordan Food and Drug Administration, and the Jordan Institution for Standards and Metrology. The event, which was organized by the EastWest Institute and El Hassan Science City with the support of the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy, gathered MPs as well as water specialists and civil society representatives. Refer to RIN 57 on page 88 Refer to RIN 58 on page 88 Prince Hassan of Jordan عالم املياه العربي 47 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

50 country / regional reports Jordan firm gets US funding for solar project Kuwait / Jordan الكويت / األردن Kuwait oil giant CEO eyes solar power move Millennium Energy Industries (MEI), a provider of solar solutions for residential, commercial and industrial clients, has received US Government funding for its concentrated solar power (CSP) project in the Ma an Development Area in Jordan. Ma an Devleopment Company (MDC), the official developer for the Ma an Development Area (MDA), recently announced that MEI has signed a mutual cooperation agreement with the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). The agreement grants MEI the sum of US$738,000 to support a feasibility study for a 100 MW concentrated solar power project that will be implemented in the Ma an industrial estate in partnership with US technology provider esolar, Inc. The agreement entails a research grant with a value of US$738,000. Anas Rimawi, chairman of MEI and managing partner of Catalyst Private Equity (the majority owner of MEI), and Taraneh Bastani, USTDA (Jordan) country manager, signed the agreement in the presence of Mohammed Turk, CEO of the Ma an Development Company. MDC, owned by the King Abdullah Fund for Development, has made solar energy a priority in its development plans, recognizing the high solar resource that the Ma an area offers, and solar energy s promise to support the country s growing energy needs that are being fulfilled by imported fuels. Turk emphasized that this agreement comes as part of MDC s commitment to see the objectives of MDA to completion, at the top of which is furthering research into sustainable energy sources: One of our primary objectives is to lessen our dependence on imported fossil fuels, and the high levels of solar emissions in Ma an make it an ideal hotspot for such research. The feasibility study that will be awarded to a US contractor will assess the techno-economic aspects of the esolar modular and scalable concentrating solar thermal power plants, and the best strategy to implement a 100MW in partnership with the government of Jordan and other regional and international private and public sector organizations. We believe that esolar has the lowest price point in CSP today, and is providing a logical and efficient technology that has been proven, said Rimawi, citing the 5MW pilot project inaugurated by esolar in Lancaster, California on August 5, 2009 and other agreements that esolar signed in the US with NRG Energy and in India with the Acme group for a combined total project pipeline of 1500MW. The feasibility study will be based on esolar s standard 46 MW design package. Earlier this year, MEI and MDC have implemented various joint activities to promote solar energy development activities at the vocational training centers, Al Hussein University, and the industrial estate where several projects have been implemented successfully. The chief executive of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) has said the company is looking at ways to increase the use of solar power. Saad Al-Shuwaib said that KPC was reviewing various studies on the use of solar energy amid increasing global demands and the use of alternative energy. Kuwait, an OPEC member, has one of the world s highest per capita power consumption rates. Al-Shuwaib told KUNA News Agency that the company saw solar energy as «a vital resource due to the enormous amount of consumption in the region». His comments follow news in October that Kuwait was planning to call a tender next year for a solar energy plant, and aims for 5% of total supply from renewable energy by The Gulf state said it plans to boost power capacity to around 16,000 megawatts from 10,000 MW by The world s fourth-largest oil exporter is facing rising energy demand and has experienced power cuts, especially during the hot summer months when air conditioning use rises. In February, Kuwait s ruler Sheikh Sabah al-ahmad al-sabah told daily newspaper al-watan that the country was also considering developing nuclear power with the help of a French firm to meet demand for electricity and water desalination. Refer to RIN 59 on page 88 Refer to RIN 60 on page Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

51 Kuwait / Jordan تقارير البلدان واملناطق الكويت / األردن US$1 billion Jordan water project set to start Following the finalization of the funding for the US$1 billion project to supply water to Northern Jordan by GAMA Energy, construction began in July. GAMA Energy is a joint venture between GAMA Holding, a unit of global contractor GAMA and GE s GE Energy Financial Services. The Disi Water Conveyance Project includes construction of a 325-kilometer pipeline that will pump water from the Disi aquifer in Mudawarra to Jordan s most populous city, the capital Amman. The investment will create jobs and promote private sector participation in Jordan s development. It is expected to supply Amman and the surrounding areas with more than 100 million cubic meters of water a year. The use of water from the reservoir in Disi-Mudawarra started in the early 1980s for municipal and industrial purposes in the city of Aqaba. The first in a series of funding was made on July 8, The Disi project is the largest privately financed water supply project in Jordan and the surrounding countries. GAMA Energy, based in Ankara, Turkey, will invest approximately US$190 million, the Ministry of Water and Irrigation of Jordan will provide a US$300 million grant, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation of the US, the European Investment Bank (EIB), and Proparco of France will collectively provide US$455 million in debt financing. The Jordanian ministry previously signed loan agreements with the EIB and the French Development Agency (AFD). In 2007, the Government of Jordan awarded GAMA a concession to build and operate the water pipeline. GAMA Energy will own the project for a 25- year concession period, after which it transfers to the Government of Jordan. The project s construction, by an affiliate of GAMA Holding, is expected to take four years and use an estimated 250,000 tons of steel and involve the digging of 55 wells. The project will extract water from the Disi well fields in the 325-kilometer-long Disi sandstone aquifer in Jordan and deliver it to the Abu Alanda Reservoir and the Dabuk Reservoir. Disi Amman Operation Maintenance LLC, fully owned by Suez Environnement, will provide long-term operations and maintenance services. GAMA Energy managing director and board member Mr. Arif Ozozan said: GAMA Energy is honored to help Jordan solve its water problem, improve the quality of life and accelerate the Jordanian economy through job creation and infrastructure improvement. Refer to RIN 61 on page 88 We also take pride in the vote of confidence we won from the financial community by closing a US$1 billion project amidst the worldwide economic downturn. Andrew Marsden, managing director of Europe at GE Energy Financial Services, said: In keeping with GE s commitment to expand its activities in the Middle East, this important project will help alleviate the critical water needs of Jordan. This transaction will provide GAMA with a solid infrastructure development foothold in the region while enhancing the value of the GAMA Energy growth platform, said Hakan Ozman of GAMA Holding. Jordan s water resources per capita are among the world s lowest. Water is delivered only once a week to Amman s residents. Jordan s annual water consumption is 900 million cubic meters, and it will need 1.6 billion cubic meters per year to meet its requirements by The Disi Water Conveyance Project will account for approximately 6% of Jordan s total consumption projected in عالم املياه العربي 49 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

52 country / regional reports The Netherlands هولندا The eyes and ears of your network: Grundfos Remote Management When a pipe bursts, you will be the first to know. As equipment succumbs to wear and tear, you ll have time to plan maintenance. As renovation projects draw nearer, you can draw on hard facts to make your decisions. Grundfos Remote Management is a new internet-based telemetrics system that provides municipal utilities with timely information. This allows them to keep their wastewater treatment and water supply systems operating cost-effectively. In Holland many municipalities have found they could get better value for their money using Grundfos Gismo telemetrics system the predecessor to Grundfos Remote Management. The new system improves and extends on the capabilities of Gismo, offering unique benefits. Cost-effective solution to common challenges Municipal wastewater and water supply operators in Europe face challenges that Grundfos Remote Management can help remedy. One is the need to make the best use of limited labor resources. With pumping installations spread all over the countryside, on-site inspection is simply poor use of time. With this telemetrics system, monitoring and control tasks can be performed from a PC anywhere anytime. The second challenge is a pressing need to renovate networks of sewers and water mains. Decision-makers can use the performance data collected from the many pumping installations to prioritize and plan both day-to-day maintenance tasks and larger renovation projects. This makes Grundfos Remote Management a very powerful tool for making public water and wastewater systems more cost-effective. Builds on experience in the Netherlands In the Netherlands, the Gismo has been in use at a number of wastewater plants. According to Mr. Robin Konijn, Segment Manager for Wastewater and Water Services at Grundfos Nederland B.V., municipalities have found they get better value for their tax euros with the Grundfos solution: Some have tried with open SCADA systems, but found that the programming costs were even higher than the purchase price. They also require a certain degree of technical and computer skills to use. Mr. Konijn continues: On a more general level, the better quality data they get with a telemetrics system has enabled municipalities throughout Holland to compare their performance and define best practice. Grundfos Remote Management has been fully developed within Grundfos including the software platform. This reduces interface issues and also means that each component is developed with pump installations in mind. A municipal utility company gets a system that is set up specifically for monitoring pump installations in sewer and water mains. Grundfos hosts and services the system at its own corporate hosting center, which saves customers the cost of hosting, servicing, and maintaining both software and hardware. System managers only need Internet access, a standard browser تقد م شركة Grundfos نظام Grundfos Remote Management لإلدارة عن بعد لصالح املرافق البلدي ة وهو يعمل بواسطة نظام telemetrics موصول بشبكة اإلنترنت. ي ساعد هذا النظام امل نتجات البلدية على تشغيل أنظمة م عاجلة مياه الصرف الصح ي وتأمني املياه لديها بطريقة مثالية للتوفير في تكاليف التشغيل. عمدت العديد من البلديات في هولندا إلى استعمال نظام Gismo من Grundfos في املاضي وقد جاء نظام Grundfos اجلديد Management) (Grundfos Remote ليحل مكان Gismo وهو ي طو ر وي وس ع مقدرات.Gismo ويتمي ز النظام اجلديد بوظيفة خاصة إلدارة اإلنذارات بطريقة فع الة وهو يؤم ن خدمة وصيانة سهلة وم نخفضة الكلفة. Refer to RIN 62 on page 88 The graphical overview of the municipal network is unique to Grundfos Remote Management and a password to monitor and manage their pump installations. What exactly do you get? The first impression users get is the unique overview of all the many pump installations in their system. Users can upload an aerial photo or map, and drag-and-drop installations to their actual location. The start-up screen then shows if there is a problem, what the problem is and the location of the affected installation. Efficient alarm management Managers can plan on-call schedules months in advance. The schedule determines who is to receive alarms at any given time of the day or night all year round. From a PC anywhere, the recipient can log on to the system and determine the course of action to be taken. If for example a motor protection unit has been activated, the pump can be restarted online. Highly cost-effective service and maintenance Changes in pump performance can be tracked using trend graphs automatically generated by the system. This can give an indication of wear or damage in the installation. Service and maintenance can be planned based on the actual condition of the installation components rather than time since last service. Timely service and maintenance has a direct and positive impact on the municipality s energy consumption and operating costs Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

53 تقارير البلدان واملناطق هولندا The Netherlands Saudi and Dutch experts talk water Singapore water sector to get boost from partnership with Netherlands Saudi Arabian and Dutch water experts met on October 30, 2009 in the Dutch city of Delft to discuss water issues as well as possible partnerships and opportunities for collaboration. The roundtable deliberations, organized by the Netherlands Water Partnership, took place on the sidelines of a meeting in Delft of leading officials from the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) to consider nominations for the next award, to be announced at the end of Assistant Minister for Defense and Aviation Prince Khaled bin Sultan, who chairs the PSIPW Council, attended the meeting. It was followed by a dinner hosted by the mayor of Delft and attended by the Prince of Orange, Prince Willem-Alexander, heir to the Dutch throne, as well as Prince Khaled, members of the PSIPW secretariat, and representatives of the Dutch academic and business communities. The Prince of Orange chairs the UN Secretary-General s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation. He attended the third PSIPW awards ceremony in Secretary of the PSIPW committee Abdulmalek A. Al- Asheikh told Arab News that the prizes, which reflect Saudi Arabia s continued efforts to address water concerns at both local and global levels, had inspired scholars and scientists to work hard to solve water-related issues. He said the purpose for holding PSIPW Council meetings abroad was to encourage the exchange of ideas and open channels of cooperation among international water specialists, scientists and scholars. The city of Delft was chosen this year because it is home to the Delft University of Technology. The Netherlands is also internationally renowned for its distinctive expertise in water management and water technology. The prize, made every two years, was instituted by Crown Prince Sultan in There are five categories, with the top SR1 million prize (approx. US$266,666) given to the winner of the creativity category. Winners of the other four categories surface water, alternative water resources, water resources management, and protection fields receive SR500,000 each. Refer to RIN 63 on page 88 Refer to RIN 64 on page 88 Marina Barrage, Singapore Singapore s growing water sector will get an additional boost from a partnership with the Netherlands, as both countries have agreed to enhance collaborations in the water industry. The Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Jan Peter Balkenende, was given a tour of the Marina Barrage on October 22, 2009 to gain a better understanding of Singapore s efforts in creating its first reservoir in the city. Also, the intention to set up the Netherlands Water House (NWH) in Singapore was announced here. The NWH aims to strengthen ties between Singaporean and Dutch businesses and research institutes in the water sector. It will also organize conferences and workshops, as well as provide Dutch expertise in water management. I feel really proud, because this is a good example of cooperation between Singapore and the Netherlands. And we spoke about the expertise of Dutch companies, and you are realizing it, said Dr. Balkenende. Earlier in the day, the Dutch Prime Minister was at the Istana, where he met President S. R. Nathan and attended a banquet hosted by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. In a speech, Mr. Lee pointed out key areas of cooperation between the two countries amidst challenges. Both of us must prepare in earnest for a more competitive world after the crisis. We will need to focus on R&D, innovation, and enterprise to maintain our competitive edge, said Mr. Lee. Water has been identified as a key engine of growth for Singapore s economy, and the country has committed an estimated S$330 million (US$238 million) over five years to develop the local water industry. عالم املياه العربي 51 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

54 country / regional reports L&T picks pigging safety systems from Netherlocks B.V. The Netherlands هولندا US$67.2 million water deal signed Netherlocks B.V., the Dutch industrial and valve safety expert, has been chosen to supply its trapped key interlocking safety systems by India s largest engineering and construction conglomerate, Larsen & Toubro Ltd. The company has ordered Netherlocks products to secure and safeguard pigging operations for two major projects. One, in conjunction with Cairn Energy India, involves 39 pig launcher and receiver systems along a cross country pipeline. The other project is from L&T s Qatar office, with Qatar Petroleum for the SGP project, where initially 12 of the pigging systems will be protected by the interlocks. Pigging in the maintenance of pipelines refers to the practice of using pipeline inspection gauges or <pigs> to perform various operations on a pipeline without stopping the flow of the product in the pipeline. Pigging is undoubtedly a very effective and efficient cleaning method for pipelines, not interrupting process, but it does carry a potentially high risk factor due to the high pressures and dangerous gasses involved. Although nothing should go wrong if the safe procedures are followed correctly, there is always the chance (mostly attributable to human error) that the procedure itself will not be followed exactly. The trapped key interlocking systems from Netherlocks ensure that each stage of the process can only be started - that each valve can only be operated - once the stage before has been safely completed. In this way, the system mechanically enforces a strict and absolute adherence to safe procedure. The exact number of locks required varies according to each individual pigging system and client specification, as their processes will be subject to differing numbers of variables - vent, drain, kicker, main, throttle, balance, and so on. This then requires different complexities of interlocking systems such as locks on manually and motor operated valves and closures. Because pigging procedures are often non-linear processes, requiring steps that may need to be repeated at different stages, or that are dependent on several previous actions, Netherlocks designed the MPCU. The MPCU acts as a mechanical PLC, checking each stage of the process and releasing keys according to pre-programmed parameters, meaning that the operation can only be performed according to safe procedure. Interlocking systems such as these provide such an effective baseline safety standard that they are rapidly becoming standard for pigging systems. The simple principle of mechanically enforcing safe working methods significantly reduces risk by essentially taking the human factor out of the equation, without negatively affecting performance. Rural Zululand An agreement for a joint US$67.2 million water project between the Netherlands and South Africa was signed on November 9, 2009, according to the South African department of water affairs. The project would be implemented by the Zululand District Municipality and would aim to help 165,000 people in rural areas, the department said in a statement. The «Dutch Orio grant» was intended for the improvement of infrastructure in the neediest communities. The agreement came at the start of Africa Water Week, which was held in Johannesburg, South Africa from November 9 to 13. Water Minister Buyelwa Sonjica said African countries would not meet targets for water and sanitation set out in the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) if trends continued. The MDG set goals for sanitation and water to be met by At current rates of development, goals for the water target would be met only by 2036 and sanitation by «Africa s sanitation and water is making slow progress and is stifling economic growth. Sustainable financing to upscale infrastructure and service delivery in Africa remains a key focus,» said Sonjica. Refer to RIN 65 on page 88 Refer to RIN 66 on page Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

55 تقارير البلدان واملناطق هولندا The Netherlands The sewer in Sint Josephstraat, The Netherlands, is part of the Tilburg main sewer and is an important link in the system of the wastewater treatment plant and the rainwater overflow at the Wilhelmina Channel. Designed in 1927 and installed one year later, it consists of a concrete base with a masonry arch. Its transversal section is that of a reversed egg profile, with 1.90 m maximal width and 2.15 m height. In the late 1990s the road above the sewer constantly subsided. Inspection with radar equipment showed that this problem occurred due to the collapse of cavities beside the sewer. The cavities themselves developed because of sand being washed through cracks in the base of the construction. Repair works became imminent and resin was injected to stop the sand from passing through. This solution, however, proved to be unsuccessful, and the municipality of Tilburg was confronted with the question whether to take structural measures. The problem was solved step by step and with the support of external consultancies, HOBAS Benelux also offered their expertise. Step 1 - Research To find the cause for the cracks in the sewer, drill samples were taken from the line. Each sample was strength tested. The masonry proved to be of excellent quality: Strength > 60 N/m 2. The quality of the concrete base, however, did not exceed class B10 and calculations proved that the cracks evolved due to an overload on the structure. Step 2 - Evaluation The gravity and scope of damage had to be evaluated in order to determine which measures were to be taken and what should be prioritized. Sewer renovations ask for tailor-made solutions where local circumstances play an important role. Since repairs did not solve the problem, relining or the replacement of the sewer had to be taken into consideration. The latter option would have called for the destruction of the complete existing line in open trench whereas with relining the old structure would remain. The idea of replacing the sewer was soon set aside for it posed technical as well as implementation problems. Moreover it would have been the most costly method. Basing the decision on the analysis, All Show and All Substance in Tilburg Tilburg chose prefabricated reinforced plastic (GRP) pipe elements to reline the whole affected section. An important precondition concerning pipe capacity was the maximal acceptable diameter reduction of 10 cm. This limited the number of sliplining methods ( lining with continuous or discrete pipes ). Another criterion was the length of the damaged section which does not accept horizontal deviations (angle distortion) in the line. The application of (cured-in-place) hose relining could not be implemented for several reasons, mainly concerning the uneven distribution on the non-circular sewer walls which would anticipate uneven load distribution as well as possible buckling because of the required wall thickness, deviations, angles, and for simply being irreversible once applied. Apart from this, there was little experience with hose relining in large noncircular constructions as such and the method does not allow temporary use of the sewer while being applied. HOBAS NC Line therefore promised to be the better solution. During its installation the sewage is redirected. In heavy rainfall, however, the HOBAS NC Line can be used temporarily and may be evacuated within 10 minutes. Refer to RIN 67 on page 88 Step 3 - Measures The number of suppliers for non circular pipe segments that are manufactured in advance is limited. Tilburg soon selected sliplining and HOBAS NC Line Systems. The most important criteria were the guaranteed product quality, provided technical knowhow for the implementation, tested and certified homogeneous pipe material, and high strength with a relatively small reduction in flow volume. The pipe design and implementation method were handled by the manufacturer and contractor. Also a wide range of fittings such as manholes, inlets, etc. were included in the tender which the municipality released in Contractor Heijmans Infra techniek BV from Rosmalen won the bid. Step 4 - Implementation While preparing the implementation, the contractor had to prove that the design meets all specified requirements. The pipe strength was classified with an FEM (finite elements method) calculation which is based on the German directive ATV-DVWK-A-127 and particularly ATV- M The structural wall thickness of the pipe segments was calculated to be 26 mm. For installation, a special transportation vehicle was developed by the constructor. After assembly, the space between NC Line and original structure will be filled where the line needs to be kept in place, preventing it from buoying up. Being an impressive trenchless solution efficiently realized with HOBAS NC Line, it rightly deserved its reward at the NSTT No Dig Award عالم املياه العربي 53 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

56 country / regional reports Southeast Asia جنوب شرق آسيا Government departments and law Thailand s first environmental law, The Enhancement and Conservation of National Environmental Quality Act was passed in 1975, creating the National Environment Board (NEB) and the Office of National Environment Board (ONEB). This act was amended twice in 1978 and 1979, transferring the supervision of the Office to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Energy. These acts had limited effect and in 1992 the Enhancement and Conservation of National Environmental Quality Act (NEQA) of 1992 (B.E. 2535) was passed. This new law created three environmental organizations: The Office of Environmental Policy and Planning (OEPP), the Pollution Control Department (PCD), and the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion (DEQP). These three organizations are mandated to promote the effective implementation of policies, plans, and strategies at both national and local levels as well as the enforcement of laws and regulations. In consequence, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Energy changed its name to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MOSTE). Water policy is enforced by MOSTE, which includes the Wastewater Management Authority and the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion and the Pollution Control Department. Management Water is managed through the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA, for Bangkok) and the Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA, for the rest of Thailand). Water services US$700 million is to be spent linking three rivers in eastern Thailand. 504 million m 3 of water were provided by 2006 and 647 million m 3 will be provided by In addition, the PWA seeks to upgrade 230 water treatment works for US$945 million. Water provision and pollution The MWA served 4.5 million people in Water and wastewater in Thailand: Governmental planning and regulations Bangkok river pollution Bangkok in 1991, with 79% of the city area covered. In 2001, the MWA served 6 million people, or 75% of the population within its coverage area. Poor water treatment facilities mean that water has to be boiled or filtered before use and 20% of the population use bottled water instead. 31% of water is lost due to leakage. The PWA served 3.7 million people in 1991, rising to 10 million by Rural water provision remains a problem, with widespread seasonal scarcity. Water shortages affected 1,369,437 families, or 6,350,356 people, in 364 districts of 44 provinces in early 1999, according to the interior ministry. This compared with shortages affecting 228,664 families or 945,425 people in 300 districts of 42 provinces in In 1998, the Pollution Control Department found water quality in 33% of major rivers to be polluted, while 18% were in good condition. Private sector participation (PSP) plans In July 1998, the Government announced that the PWA would launch 12 major water privatization projects for bulk water supply, water treatment and water distribution in 10 provinces in the medium term and that further concessions for Bangkok are to be awarded. This project started in mid 1999, with the corporatization of the PWA starting in Water competition for industrial customers was introduced in 2001, with a series of concessions from PWA gained by East Water s Universal Utilities. Companies noted East Water (EW) remains the only private sector company entirely devoted to water activities. In addition to its current network expansion plans, the company seeks to be involved in the new privatization program and is concentrating on gaining concessions in Bangkok. In 2000, it acquired Electricity Generating Plc s 70% stake in Egcom Tara, a privately held water supply company. EW also has an industrial water joint venture with VE. Thames Water s water provision contract to northern Bangkok was extended in 1995 to cover additional water management operations. PSP moves unsteadily forward In July 2000, the State Enterprises Policy Committee (SEPC) rejected an application for a direct supplies concession for Thames Water and prohibited the Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) from offering any new private deals until the completion of a World 54 Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

57 تقارير البلدان واملناطق جنوب شرق آسيا Southeast Asia Bank-sponsored review. The SEPC ordered the PWA to change its service concessions with Thames into turnkey construction contracts. Factories were not linked up to the privatized systems because they continued to use cheaper water from artesian wells. The PWA had already been forced to pay a private operator US$4.9 million compensation because of the resulting under-utilization of the available capacity. The PWA has introduced a new method of calculating water bills by the end of each year to better reflect actual costs. PWA hopes the price increases will reduce the losses incurred from subsidizing industrial water consumption and pave the way for eventual PSP. The authority also plans a nation-wide overhaul of water systems to reduce unaccounted for water levels from the current 35.6% to 25%. In 2004, it was announced that the Government was considering an IPO of the MWA which in turn would be linked with one or more strategic partners. The PWA will meanwhile be split into four regional entities. The PWA privatization is worth an estimated US$1 billion. The MWA will be split into West and East Bangkok zones, which generated combined revenues of US$385 million in Paying for sewerage Domestic and business customers were charged for wastewater treatment for the first time in 2003, via a service fee. The rate was set by the Drainage and Sewerage Department: US$0.06 per m 3 of water for household use, US$0.12 for hospitals, markets, department stores, and hotels, and US$0.24 for industrial use. Households, state agencies and state enterprises would not pay the fee for the first 10 m 3 of water each month. The cost per household was estimated at US$1.83 a month for treatment. Corporate malpractice concerns The US$750 million Samut Prakarn wastewater management project has been put on hold due to concerns about the lack of transparency. Concern has been raised about the emphasis on post hoc effluent treatment rather than concentrating on sources of industrial pollution. At the same time, the consultation process failed to meet with the Asian Development Bank s guidelines for good practice, while the operators were unable to demonstrate suitable technical capabilities. Source: Pinsent Masons Water Yearbook أ قر ت عد ة قوانني مائية وبيئي ة في تايلندا منذ العام 1975 وتقوم سلطتي مياه بإدارة خدمات املياه في البالد وهي MWA للعاصمة بانكوك و PWA لبقية مناطق تايلندا. سي صرف 700 مليون دوالر أميركي لوصل ثالثة أنهر في شرق البالد 504 مليون متر مكع ب من املياه و ف رت مع حلول العام 2006 كما سي ؤمن 647 مليون متر مكع ب من املياه مع حلول العام وتسعى سلطة PWA لتطوير وحتسني 230 محط ة معاجلة مياه بقيمة 945 مليون دوالر. تبقى مشكلة هامة في تايلندا وهي تأمني املياه في املناطق الريفية حيث ينتشر الشح املوسمي. أم ا في مجال تلو ث املياه دائرة التحك م بالتلوث وجدت أن نوعية املياه في 33 باملئة من األنهر الرئيسية هي رديئة وملو ثة بينما 18 باملئة من هذه األنهر كانت ذات نوعية مياه جي دة. Refer to RIN 68 on page 88 Siemens to design, supply, and install water and wastewater treatment equipment for The Dow Chemical Company s Thailand Growth Project deliver 1,600 m 3 /hour of utility water, 200 m 3 /h of demineralized water, and 60 m 3 /h of potable water to the facility. Siemens Ltd. Thailand was awarded a double-digit million dollar contract by MTP HPPO Manufacturing Company Limited, a joint venture between The Dow Chemical Company ( Dow ) and the Siam Cement Group (SCG), for water and wastewater treatment plants. The plants will support a grass roots Joint Venture complex being built by Dow, SCG, and Solvay at the Asia Industrial Estate in Rayong, Thailand. Siemens will design, engineer, manufacture, supply, construct, and provide commissioning support for the water and wastewater treatment plants, which are expected to be completed and operating by mid to late 2010 respectively. The Joint Venture complex at the Asia Industrial Estate will include the complete infrastructure required for industrial operations, including utilities, water and wastewater treatment, and sludge handling. Located on Thailand s south coast, the estate will meet environmental standards required by its proximity to residential communities, pristine beaches, and resorts. The complex will include hydrogen peroxide, propylene oxide, propylene glycol, specialty elastomers, and hydrogen SMR (Steam Methane Reforming) manufacturing plants. Siemens will supply sand filters, reverse osmosis and ion exchange equipment to the water treatment plant, which will Siemens will provide the wastewater treatment facility with a reliable and innovative biological wastewater treatment design consisting of jet aeration, high performance Tow-Bro clarifiers, sand filters and activated carbon filters. The plant will treat up to 200 m 3 /hr of process wastewater to meet discharge limits. This latest award for Siemens is the result of more than eight months of work by the Siemens proposal teams in Thailand and Singapore and Dow to determine the client s requirements. The client chose Siemens for its collaborative approach and focus on value engineering to meet the client s technocommercial needs, as well as Siemens technical expertise and full service support capabilities in Thailand. Refer to RIN 69 on page 88 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد عالم املياه العربي

58 country / regional reports Davao City, Philippines, selects Bentley s WaterGEMS to efficiently design and build new water systems Southeast Asia جنوب شرق آسيا TNB REMACO selects GE for new eight-year service agreement, for two key industrial facilities in Malaysia Davao City Water District (DCWD), the largest water district in the Philippines outside of Metro Manila, has selected Bentley s WaterGEMS as its new water distribution modeling and analysis software. DCWD currently has more than 166,000 service connections and was recognized in the region as the Most Outstanding Water District of 2002 by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) and as the Top Water District Performer of 2006 by the Philippine Association of Water Districts. DCWD is using WaterGEMS advanced model building, optimization, and infrastructure management tools to design and conduct feasibility studies for new water systems, as well as to rehabilitate the city s existing water systems. In addition, WaterGEMS played a central role in DCWD s development of a water management master plan with the capacity to supply potable and affordable water to Davao City s growing population for the next 20 years. DCWD s choice of WaterGEMS for these crucial projects was based on the software s efficiency, flexibility, and ease of use. Rodora Gamboa, DCWD s general manager, noted that adopting a technically advanced, user-friendly product to sustain the utility s water management requirements for future generations is critical to its customers quality of life. With service connections growing over the past 16 years from 70,134 to more than 166,000, we need a distribution modeling and analysis product that can help us develop and maintain a cost-effective water system with adequate capacity to meet our growing needs, she explained. DCWD s engineers are particularly impressed with Water- GEMS scenario management capability, which enables multiple scenarios or what-if simulations to be contained within a single file. They find this feature to be very useful when comparing alternative approaches to rehabilitation projects, as well as when modeling pump control scenarios to support energy-saving initiatives. Refer to RIN 70 on page 88 GE has won a contract for an eight-year service agreement with TNB REMACO of Selangor, Malaysia, to drive maintenance excellence in two existing facilities owned by PETRO- NAS Gas Berhad (PGB), a subsidiary of the nation s oil and gas company, PETRONAS. The service agreement is designed to increase the availability and reliability of the nine GE Frame 6B cogeneration units that produce steam and electricity for the two facilities. The contract will run until 2017 and, during that time, GE will supply OEM parts and services, including technical advisory and training for the maintenance of the Frame 6B units. The contract covers gas turbine maintenance at two cogeneration facilities operated by PGB s Centralized Utilities Facilities (CUF). It is designed to continually improve utilities for petrochemical plants within the Integrated Petrochemical Complexes (IPCs). We understand how critical it is for CUF to have the best equipment and services. We are glad to be able to provide the best services to them in partnership with GE, says Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, Chairman, President and CEO of TNB REMACO. We are delighted to have been selected by TNB REMACO and PGB to meet their growing needs, said Dan Heintzelman, President and CEO for GE Energy Services. TNB REMACO and PGB will both benefit from this long-term service agreement because they will have access to GE s best practices in operational and maintenance activities. It also will allow them to keep at the forefront of future technology enhancements. CUF is situated in the IPCs in Kertih, Terengganu, and Gebeng, Pahang. CUF in both places operates independently of the national grid. The types of utilities produced by CUF include steam, electricity, industrial gases. and water. It is designed and built for the production of utilities mainly to achieve economies of scale and continuous supply. Refer to RIN 71 on page Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

59 تقارير البلدان واملناطق جنوب شرق آسيا Southeast Asia Global Water Group wastewater treatment and recycling system selected for Singapore project Two sectors to gain from membrane technology Singapore map (Pulau Seringat in red) An advanced system for wastewater processing and wastewater effluent recycling, made by Global Water Group, Inc., has been selected for the new ferry terminal on a man-made island adjacent to Singapore. Located on the man-made island of Pulau Seringat, southeast of the island of Sentosa in the Singapore Strait, the development ultimately is planned to accommodate 1,200 to 1,500 people, including permanent residents and guests at two planned luxury hotels. The Global Water system was delivered in March and put through a program of testing by the developers and Singapore officials, according to Alan M. Weiss, President/CEO of Global Water Group. The system went online officially in November The ferry terminal system will have a capacity of handling 2,500 gallons ( liters) per day of wastewater treatment and effluent recycling, Weiss said. The recycled water will be comparable in purity and taste to the cleanest natural spring water, he said. Weiss anticipates that the modular system ultimately will be expanded to serve the entire development. He said the Singapore project will be the first system of its kind for a commercial and residential development project. Until now, such systems have been used only by the US Military Special Forces, and by offshore oil and gas rigs. «This is the greenest wastewater treatment system ever made and the prototype for future municipal systems,» said Weiss. Global Water Group s proprietary wastewater treatment unit uses a type of aerobic biological treatment process called, «extended aeration activated sludge» - a super-charged environment to promote digestion of the sewage by bacteria. The process results in virtually no sludge accumulation, in contrast to conventional wastewater treatment plants. The relatively compact, self-contained systems also require minimal maintenance and technical support. Refer to RIN 72 on page 88 The oil and gas (O&G), water treatment and wastewater treatment sectors in Malaysia could benefit immensely from the applications of membrane technology. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (UTM-AMTEC) Executive Director, Prof Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, said cost efficiency was among the advantages of the technology. He said companies that adopted the technology could save up to 50% and 60% on capital investment and operating cost respectively and minimize global warming problems. One of the leading petroleum companies in the world will soon use the technology for exploration activities on its gas fields off South China Sea, Ahmad told a media briefing on November 2, Late October, Ahmad received a gold medal award from the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry for his innovation, the Hybrid Mix Matrix Membrane (HMMM) technology. He said the HMMM technology was able to separate and dispose of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) largely found in the gas fields in Malaysian waters to produce economically viable gas. Ahmad said local gas fields had a high CO 2 content of up to 80%; hence, natural gas cannot have high heating value unless the CO 2 content is reduced drastically. Apart from removing CO 2 from natural gas, the HMMM can be used to remove impurities in water and wastewater treatment, he said. Ahmad said the technology was environmental-friendly as it did not use solvents or chemicals to remove impurities unlike conventional technology which generates discharge that could harm the environment. He said UTM-AMTEC also had been engaged by the world s biggest petroleum company, Saudi Aramco, to use the HMMM technology for removing nitrogen from natural gas. The company operates gas fields in Saudi Arabia for export to the Middle East and the United States. Refer to RIN 73 on page 88 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد عالم املياه العربي

60 departments Industry Literature مكتبة العدد New revenue stream springs up: Water reuse market set for explosive growth A revolution is taking place in the water reuse sector, which dramatically repositions technology as a solution to the global water scarcity crisis, according to a new report published late October by Global Water Intelligence, produced in collaboration with PUB, Singapore s national water agency. Municipal Water Reuse Markets 2010 represents the most extensive research published about the market for water reuse to date. Based on a complete investigation of existing water reuse facilities and proposed future projects, it reaches a number of remarkable conclusions: 1) Water reuse currently has little impact on water scarcity: In theory, water reuse should be a substitute for water drawn from nature. In practice, because most reclaimed water is provided for irrigation purposes at very low cost, it is seen as an additional source of water - the water you can afford to waste. Currently water reuse has little overall impact on water scarcity, the report argues. 2) We will drink more reclaimed water - indirectly: The future of water reuse is in higher value urban applications such as industrial process water and augmenting utility water supply, either through blending in reservoirs or injecting into the aquifer. Landmark projects such as the Orange County Groundwater Replenishment Scheme in California, the Western Corridor Recycled Water Project in Queensland, and Singapore s NEWater program are examples of the new generation of high value urban water reuse projects. These projects have benefited from new technologies in ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, and ultraviolet disinfection, which offer an absolute guarantee of the safety of reclaimed water. They produce high value water no one can afford to waste. 3) Water reuse will grow more quickly than desalination in percentage terms: Currently the installed capacity of water reuse plants which meet generally accepted public health standards is around 28 million m 3 /day. This compares to around 41 million m 3 /day of seawater desalination capacity. By 2016, the water reuse capacity is expected to grow by 180% to 79 million m 3 /day, whereas seawater desalination capacity is expected to grow by 120% to 89 million m 3 /day. Commenting on the report s findings, the publisher of the report, Christopher Gasson, said: Global warming gets all the headlines, but water scarcity is reaching crisis point in many parts of the world right now. Water reuse has the potential to make a huge difference to the situation in cities, but so far its impact has been disappointing. Most reclaimed water is probably wasted. Three things have come together to change that. First, the technologies that will deliver the highest grade water for reuse - ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, and ultraviolet disinfection - have become cheaper and more effective. Secondly, the public is becoming more environmentally concerned. Recycling water seems as natural as any other recycling. It is also greener than big dams, diverted rivers, and desalination. Thirdly, the economics are there. Many cities are running out of options, and they are realizing that high grade urban water reuse is much cheaper than the alternatives. Over the past decade governments around the world have preferred to back desalination ahead of water reuse. It is easy to see why: Most water reuse projects produce low grade water with limited applications rather than the highly treated water cities need. Programs like Singapore s NEWater scheme change the game. They have demonstrated that water reuse can be an essential part of sustainable cities. Singapore s foray into water reuse began way back in the 1970s and today, water reuse is an integral part of Singapore s water sustainability strategy. NEWater, Singapore s own brand of reclaimed water was launched with much public fanfare in 2002 and has since gained widespread public acceptance. NEWater can currently meet 15% of Singapore s water needs and this will double in 2010 with the combined capacities of all our plants including the latest and largest plant with a capacity of 50 million gallons a day, added Mr. Khoo Teng Chye, Chief Executive of PUB, Singapore s national water agency. The overall growth in the market, together with the growing emphasis on higher value treatment applications, creates excellent opportunities for technology companies such as GE Water and Process Technologies and Siemens Water Tech nologies, but also for engineering firms and other water and wastewater equipment suppliers. There will also be additional opportunities for finance. Currently, around one third of reuse projects are financed by private developers and this proportion is likely to increase as the size and technical complexity of projects grows. There will be plenty of scope for private and public wastewater reuse plants to be excellent investments as the market evolves. Watch Christopher Gasson s KEY POINTS video at Refer to RIN 74 on page Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

61 Interviews & Profiles أقسام مقابالت وملفات الشركات Success and established leadership in the UAE s effluent treatment and desalination sectors Arab Water World magazine interviews Mr. Arshak Toufenkjian, PACT Engineering s General Manager, highlighting present and future activities and projects for the company in the MENA region, as well as its participation in several international events. Can you brief us on the history of PACT engineering, and where are your company and its global/ regional offices located? PACT ENGINEERING was established in 2003 in the Hamriyah Free Zone, UAE by two companies: AQUA BASE USA, founded in 1991 and Pact Environmental Technology which was founded by USA principles in Shanghai, China in In recent years Pact Engineering started to expand worldwide to cover the American, European, and Middle Eastern markets. PACT Engineering GM Mr. Arshak Toufenkjian Do you have an export activity for the company s water/wastewater treatment equipment? PACT manufactures and exports several types of equipment used both for industrial and municipal water and wastewater. A brief list of products cover: Dewatering Belt Presses, Polymer Feeders, Rotating Drum Screens, Clarifier Scrapers, Floating Decanters for SBR, Package MBRs, Package MBBRs, Brackish and Seawater RO, etc. What is your analysis of the current market for water desalination plants and equipment, especially in the Middle East and North Africa? The World desalination market is naturally growing due to population and industrial growth especially in developing markets, among which are the Middle East and North Africa which are showing the fastest growth. What were your main projects during the year 2009, and on what basis did you undertake them? Pact Engineering is proudly announcing the completion of the First Turnkey Water Treatment Plant in southern Iraq, in an area called Diwanea Afage, with a capacity of 50,000 m 3 /day as of August The project belongs to the Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works. The budget for this project was about US$35 million and PACT was the first company to compelte such a sizable project in recent years in Iraq. What are your planned projects for 2010 and the years to come? PACT is planning on increasing its market coverage and adding several high efficiency, small footprint, and low power consuming products. What new products have you launched on the market? The GEM High Efficiency Flotation Clarifier, the PACT Belt Filter Press, the PACT combined fixed and floating media MBBR, the PACT Immersed Flat Sheet MBR, and the Refer to RIN 75 on page 88 PACT Packaged SWRO for larger industrial and municipal applications. What are the exhibitions (local or international) in which you have already participitated or planning on taking part of in 2009 and 2010? Pact Group has taken part in Water Expo 2009 in China and WEFTEC 2009 in Orlando, USA. We are planning on participating in WEFTEC 2010 as PACT is expanding its activity in the American and European markets in What does PACT engineering have in store for Arabian water markets in the future? PACT will be providing additional market coverage and service centers through new company-owned facilities in major cities of the Middle East and North Africa. 59 عالم املياه العربي كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

62 departments Corporate Happenings أخبار الشركات Dow launches Dow Live Earth Run for Water, the largest global water initiative in history The Dow Chemical Company announced its participation in the largest worldwide water initiative on record to help combat the global water crisis. The Dow Live Earth Run for Water to take place worldwide April 18, 2010 will consist of a series of 6-kilometer run/walks (the average distance many women and children walk everyday to secure water) taking place over the course of 24 hours in countries around the world featuring concerts and water education activities aimed at igniting a tipping point to help solve the water crisis. Water scarcity is an issue affecting countries, communities, and families all over the world. One in eight people do not have access to safe, clean drinking water. Communities in Africa, Latin America, and Asia suffer 1.8 million deaths every year from diarrheal diseases the death of 5,000 children each day due to inadequate water infrastructure. In these areas, women and children are forced to walk 6 kilometers each day to secure water that is likely unsuitable for drinking. In the Gulf region, there are increased water scarcity obstacles as well. According to various sources, Arab countries receive approximately 2% of the world s rainfall and have a mere 0.4% of the world s recoverable water resources, with less than 150 billion cubic meters of total water resources allocated to the 22 Arab states. The water crisis is not limited in its reach. In cities such as Los Angeles and Sydney, growing demand on limited water supplies has led to enforced water rationing and increased costs to the public. Adding to these existing issues, the effects of climate change are increasingly impacting both supply and quality of available fresh water throughout the world shifting traditional rainfall patterns, altering watershaping ecosystems, and magnifying the effects of pollution. Dow is proud to be the title sponsor for this groundbreaking event, said Ian Barbour, general manager at Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of Dow. As part of our 2015 Sustainability Goals, we are committed to leveraging science and technology to help solve some of the world s greatest challenges like the water crisis. Our partnership with Live Earth is just one of the many ongoing efforts Dow is making to address water scarcity and help millions of people around the world gain access to safe, clean drinking water. Through a cross-platform global fundraising effort, all donations raised by the Dow Live Earth Run for Water will be disseminated to fund sustainable and scalable water programs. A growing global network of NGO partners including Global Water Challenge, A Child s Right, Akvo, Fondo Para La Paz, Indonesia Water Partnership, Lien Ad, Pump Aid, Wildlands Conservation Trust and many others who will successfully implement water and conservation projects around the world. Dow Chemical in the Middle East actively supports the social and economic aspirations of the communities in which it operates and enables success by forging partnerships to effect regional change. One partnership includes the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) in which Dow s commitment to protecting the Middle East environment was recognized with an annual EEG award in Dow has several current and proposed Middle East joint ventures in the UAE, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Libya. About Live Earth: Founded by Emmy-winning producer Kevin Wall, in partnership with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Live Earth was built upon the belief that entertainment has the power to transcend social and cultural barriers to move the world community to action. A forprofit company, Live Earth seeks to leverage the power of entertainment through integrated events, media, and the live experience to ignite a global movement aimed at solving the most critical environmental issues of our time. More information about Live Earth can be found at Refer to RIN 76 on page Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

63 أخبار الشركات Corporate Happenings Pall Corporation named a Top Green Company by Newsweek Pall Corporation, a global leader in filtration, separation, and purification, has been named one of the greenest companies in America by Newsweek magazine. Pall was ranked second in the industrial goods sector and 47 th among America s 500 largest companies. The publication s first-ever list of Green Companies appeared in the September 28, 2009 issue. For more than a year, Newsweek analyzed data compiled by three research partners to determine scores for environmental impact, green policies, and reputation. These scores were then combined with each com- Modern Water plc, the owner of leading water technologies, is delighted to announce that its desalination plant in Oman has been successfully commissioned and fresh water production has commenced. Start-up is a significant milestone for Modern Water, with the project acting as a showcase for the Company s technology in the huge Middle East market, where annual expenditure on water and wastewater technology is expected to rise to US$52.3 billion by The plant will also earn Modern Water its first revenue from desalinapany s greenhouse gas emissions and weighted. Pall received an overall Green Score of According to Newsweek, many of the companies that finished in the top 100 are recognized leaders in sustainability. Pall is a partner in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency s Climate Leaders program, an industry-government partnership committed to developing long-term climate change strategies. Pall also participates in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a global initiative to inventory greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and evaluate the risk of climate change Refer to RIN 77 on page 88 Oman desalination plant operational أقسام to business operations. Pall s annual GHG inventory provides important baseline information that is used to make informed and effective policy decisions to reduce the company s carbon footprint. The company adopted aggressive environmental sustainability goals as part of its long-term plan. Pall is on track to reduce its global carbon footprint by 10% in each of three categories energy consumption, carbon emissions, and waste output by We are gratified to be ranked so favorably on Newsweek s inaugural Green Companies list. Pall is dedicated to helping customers minimize their carbon footprints, maximize recycling and waste reduction efforts, and ensure the most efficient utilization of natural resources and raw materials. Our message to customers, employees, and communities is the same: Protecting the environment is the right thing to do, said Eric Krasnoff, Chairman and CEO. technically challenging environment. Modern Water s first MOD plant, in Gibraltar, has been producing water since September tion. The Al-Khaluf plant, located approximately 450 kilometers from the capital Muscat, is the second to use Modern Water s Manipulated Osmosis Desalination (MOD) technology, which substantially reduces operating costs, and provides a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional desalination by significantly reducing energy and chemical consumption. There are also a range of additional benefits including lower levels of boron without further treatment. The plant also demonstrates the successful application of Modern Water s technology in a Refer to RIN 78 on page 88 Commenting on the plant, Modern Water Executive Chairman Neil Mc- Dougall said: The start-up of the Al- Khaluf plant is a major breakthrough for Modern Water. Spending on desalination and other water-related technologies in the Middle East continues to increase and so we are delighted to have a commercial plant operating in the region that can also act as a showcase for potential clients. What s more, through completing a successful commissioning process in Oman, we have demonstrated that our MOD technology can operate effectively in technically challenging surroundings with high levels of salinity. I d like to thank all of our team in Oman and the UK for working hard to reach this milestone. Together we look forward to driving the Modern Water business onward and to delivering value to our shareholders. 61 عالم املياه العربي كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

64 departments Corporate Happenings أخبار الشركات Gold Gaia winner a world innovator in water treatment The winner of this year s gold Gaia award at the Big Five Exhibition in Dubai, have been awarded for their world leading innovation in water treatment. Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) won the award for designing the world s first electrolysis system to disinfect fresh water; a cleaner, greener, and safer way to purify water. The Ecoline system is a completely new approach to water treatment because you do not need to add chemicals; the system makes and regulates the chlorine levels needed to sterilize fresh water. The innovation eliminates the risks involved with manual chemical handling, transport, storage, and dosing, making it safer for the staff and better for the environment. Ms. Elena Gosse, Executive Director of AIS said winning the Gaia Award is the most rewarding accolade in their com- Refer to RIN 79 on page 88 Pump Engineering announces new Spain sales representative Larry Pelegrin, VP of Sales & Marketing, announced the appointment of Juan Reverter as Pump Engineering (PEI) s new Spain Sales Representative. Juan is Commercial Director for Alkary Getra S.L. in Barcelona, Spain. Juan has 30 years of experience in the water treatment industry. He was previously General Manager of Toray- Ropur Spain and Hydranautics Spain. He holds two patents and has written technical papers for industry conferences. Juan also holds two Higher National Certificates (HNC) degrees in Metallurgy and Chemical Engineering from Universidad Laboral, an HNC in Chemical Process Operator from Stretford College, and Graduated Royal Institute in Chemistry from the University of Manchester. In regards to joining the PEI team, Juan stated: PEI has the potential to become the biggest ERS in the desalination market. Alkary and I are delighted pany s achievements. To be recognized on the world stage among leaders in the building and construction industry for a product which is a world innovation and has great advantages for the environment is wonderful, said Ms. Gosse. The Ecoline system can be retro fitted to any water treatment system. It is an on-site, in-line chlorine generation plant capable of producing chlorine in fresh water from the small amount of natural salts and minerals present in the water. It can be used in any application requiring water sterilization including drinking water, recycled water, greywater, sewerage and wastewater, irrigation water, food processing plants, cooling towers, reverse osmosis, desalination, swimming pools, and water features. In close fresh water systems, such as swimming pools, Ecoline has an added advantage; it also manages chlorine to be part of this team and hope to support their efforts to achieve this goal. In commenting on Juan s appointment, Larry Pelegrin stated: Pump Engineering is pleased to have Juan Reverter and his company, Alkary, join the strong international team of PEI sales representatives. Juan brings years of technical and commercial experience in the RO industry and valuable knowledge of the Spanish market. It is my pleasure to be working together with him again after our close relationship in the late 1990s/early 2000s. For almost 25 years, Pump Engineering has been a leader in energy recovery devices for sea water desalination and brackish water reverse osmosis. Other emerging markets are gas and liquid processing. PEI Hydraulic TurboChargers and Pumps are custom-designed to perform at the client s specific process conditions, resulting in optimum efficiency. Benefits of PEI s advanced build up. As chloramines pass through the Ecoline system they are oxidized and converted back into natural salts. It effectively recycles the chloramines back into their natural state, restoring the natural balance of the water. Juan Reverter technology are: Simple to operate, built to last, reduced pipework, and the smallest ERD footprint in the industry. These advantages result in lowest capital cost and the lowest overall Total Life Cycle Cost. By effectively utilizing its international representative network that covers the globe and all continents, PEI operates in more SWRO plants than any other supplier with over 3,500 installations around the world. Refer to RIN 80 on page Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

65 أخبار الشركات Corporate Happenings أقسام Headworks Bio Inc. grants Infilco Degremont, Inc. full rights to continued use of the Activecell Biofilm Carriers for MBBR wastewater treatment Headworks Bio Inc. is pleased to announce that following its recent acquisition of Hydroxyl Systems, Inc., it has signed an agreement with Infilco Degremont, Inc. (IDI) headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. Originally a licensee of Hydroxyl, IDI will continue to pursue the IFAS/MBBR market under the terms of a new agreement with Headworks Bio, which grants IDI full access to the ActiveCell Biofilm Carriers. MBBR technology (Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor) is a biological wastewater treatment process which is more efficient than conventional or membrane wastewater treatment systems. It is not only more cost-efficient, but requires less energy and space, both paramount considerations in the Refer to RIN 81 on page 88 extremely limited confines of ships. Hydroxyl was one of the first of two companies to develop MBBR technology for use in municipalities and industrial applications and became the world leader in marine wastewater treatment. When asked why they entered into this agreement with IDI, Headworks Bio s CEO, Michele LaNoue, responded with: MBBR/IFAS systems require deep expertise based on years of experience. It is not simply a matter, as some would think, of throwing a bunch of plastic bits into the system and hoping for the best. Although IDI and Headworks continue to compete in the market, we both agree that a certain degree of collaboration on projects that were jointly developed with the former Hydroxyl company benefits all involved. In this way, both of our companies continue to improve our already well established expertise in this emerging technology. This is good for the technology s acceptance in the market as well as for the ultimate customers. Refer to RIN 82 on page 88 Headworks Bio s recent acquisition of various assets of Hydroxyl Systems, Inc. and its recruitment of former members of the Hydroxyl engineering team has increased the company s capacity and expertise, strengthening it as a leading solutions provider in the fast growing IFAS and MBBR wastewater treatment systems market. 63 عالم املياه العربي كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

66 departments Corporate Happenings أخبار الشركات Sidel joins NAPCOR, the American association for PET container use and recycling easier, through both the design of its equipment and the design of packages, states Luc Desoutter, Sustainability Manager for Sidel. NAPCOR membership will help the Group enhance its dialogue with other companies. We are aware that the environmental aspects of PET are not widely known, that perceptions about this material are not fully in line with reality, that the concerns that regularly come up are due to a lack of knowledge about PET s technical characteristics, and that its recycling rate is still too low, explains Keith Boss, Vice-President for North America, who will represent Sidel within NAPCOR from his base in Atlanta. Sidel is conscious of the environmental challenges faced by the beverage packaging industry and wants to be actively involved in environmental initiatives. For these reasons, Sidel has joined NAPCOR (National Association for PET Container Resources), which is the trade association of the PET plastic industry in the United States and Canada. To promote the use and recycling of PET packaging and to communicate the attributes of PET as an environmentally sustainable material: These are some of the missions that NAPCOR has been pursuing for more than 20 years in the United States and Canada. Today, NAPCOR s membership includes about 50 companies involved in different stages of the PET container life cycle, from preform manufacturers to packaging equipment makers, food and beverage companies, and recycling operators. Sidel is committed to sustainability innovation and to making PET recycling Refer to RIN 83 on page 88 The most recent seminar organized by NAPCOR, in late September in Chicago, dealt with production, technologies, and demand for recycled PET (RPET). On its end, Sidel recently demonstrated the industrial feasibility of producing bottles from recycled PET during the Drinktec show in Germany. In early September, the company launched its first ECO Services to respond to bottlers and bottle manufacturers environmental and economic concerns. Sidel is also continuing its work on bottle lightweighting. McElroy joins several social networks as the best way to solve infrastructure problems around the world. McElroy, the pipe fusion experts, recently announced three new venues for getting more information regarding thermoplastic pipe fusion and fusion machines. A customer-centric company, McElroy believes adding pages and profiles on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube will keep end users better informed about fusion products and the pipeline industry. Adding the social networks allows the customer to have another venue to reach McElroy with suggestions, compliments, concerns, and problems. McElroy strives to make all information and problem solving available via their award-winning website as well. Social networking will provide advantages in the dissemination of information during trade shows and special events; the ability to direct customers to online videos, instruction, and information; improve customer service; and provide networking capabilities for those within the industry. McElroy and our distribution network are extremely excited by the opportunities that come with being better connected to our customers through these new platforms, said Chip McElroy, Chief Executive Officer of McElroy. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube offer unlimited opportunities to exhibit why we believe in pipe fusion and our machines McElroy s Facebook profile and fan page allows users to network, to upload their own pictures of McElroy machines in the field and keep up-to-date with the latest product introductions. Recently, McElroy has used the page as a place to update trade show attendees to special notifications. On Twitter, McElroy is using their page to direct polyethylene pipe and fusion news to followers. Direct messages and tweets are quickly replied to by McElroy personnel. McElroy offers many videos regarding the pipe fusion process, saddle fusion, pipe-handling productivity, and much more on YouTube. Videos will continue to be uploaded in the future that show new products at work, job site success stories, and even a bit of humor. Refer to RIN 84 on page Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

67 منتجات وخدمات Products & Services أقسام Crystal Fountains unveils three spectacular water features at Yas Marina Hotel, in time for Abu Dhabi s first Formula One Grand Prix programmed and choreographed the three fountains to produce an array of effects. Design and building contractor, Belhasa appointed Crystal Fountains to work on this high profile development. Refer to RIN 85 on page 88 Stephen Vincent, project Director based in Crystal Fountains Dubai office commented: These striking water feature designs coupled with the hotels futuristic architecture creates a real spectacle. Crystal Fountains, one of the World s leading international water feature specialists, collaborated with local design build contractor Belhasa to deliver three dramatic and multi functional water features for the newly developed Yas Marina Hotel on YAS Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE. The hotel spans the new Formula One track, with part of the circuit running right through and was inaugurated on October 30, 2009 to coincide with the first ever Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Designed by New York-based Asymptote Architects, the stunning 85,000 m 2, 500 room, Yas Marina Hotel is part of Aldar Properties ambitious US$36 billion Yas Marina Development that includes golf courses, theme parks, and villas. The water features were fast tracked and erected in record time to ensure they were ready for the much anticipated Grand Prix. Located in the periphery entrances to the Hotel, the three sequencing Water Features incorporate Crystal Fountains latest technology. Programmable water and lighting effects on all three features truly enhance and reinforce the visual impact of this iconic hotel. Refer to RIN 86 on page 88 Crystal Fountains was involved in the Yas Marina Hotels Water Features from start to finish. They provided technical design, supplied all specialist components needed, and 65 عالم املياه العربي كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

68 departments Sinopec selects Siemens wet air oxidation technology for wastewater treatment at two new ethylene facilities Products & Services منتجات وخدمات Hunter Industries popular XC Hybrid is now available in stainless steel Zimpro wet air oxidation system installed in China Siemens Water Technologies will provide Zimpro wet air oxidation technology to treat wastewater at Sinopec s Zhenhai and Tianjin ethylene plant projects in the Zhenhai District, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, and in Tianjin, China. The systems will be used to treat sulfidic spent caustic wastewater streams generated in the production of ethylene. The energyefficient wet air oxidation systems will destroy odorous sulfide pollutants and generate a biodegradable effluent that can be discharged to conventional biological wastewater treatment. The Zhenhai system will treat approximately 18.2 m 3 /hour of wastewater; the Tianjin system will treat 14.5 m 3 /hour. Wet oxidation is the oxidation of soluble or suspended components in an aqueous environment using oxygen as the oxidizing agent. When air is used as the source of oxygen, the process is referred to as wet air oxidation (WAO). The process will oxidize odorous reduced sulfur species such as sulfides and mercaptides. The system will also break down complex organic contaminants, such as phenols, to either carbon dioxide and water, or biodegradable organics. The two Sinopec projects are the sixth and seventh spent caustic WAO systems installed in China by Siemens Water Technologies. Sinopec Tianjin Company (TPCC) is a petrochemical complex of oil refining, ethylene, chemical and chemical fiber production. It is located in the District of Tianjin and has 13 oil refining units, eight chemical production units, and five chemical fiber units. Annual crude oil handling capability is about 18 million tons. Sinopec Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Company (ZRCC) is the largest base for crude oil processing, for imported crude oil processing and sour crude oil processing, an oil products export base, as well as one of the major crude oil distribution bases in China. Zimpro WAO systems are a component of the Siemens environmental portfolio. Last year Hunter Industries released the popular XC Hybrid, a battery powered version of their blockbuster XC controller, to great reception. Now the XCH is available in a stainless steel version, for tougher weather protection and increased security. Now you can easily safeguard your controller from the elements and from vandals with the strength of steel. Protect all the features of your investment: A 365-day calendar, three independent programs (each with four start times), global seasonal adjustment, station controlled sensors, Easy Retrieve memory backup, and on-board, non-volatile memory. Tough on the outside. Smart on the inside. Hunter Industries XC Hybrid Controller brings you the power without the plug, operating DC latching solenoids with battery power. Prepared to weather the outdoors, the XC Hybrid Stainless Steel comes in the popular 6- and 12-station models. And the use of six C batteries means a longer life, up to twice that of the standard XC Hybrid. Small residential areas, parks, gardens, roadway medians, and roundabouts are ready for the XC Hybrid Stainless Steel. Hunter Industries is one of the world s leading manufacturers of irrigation equipment for the landscape and golf course industries. From drip irrigation to controllers, sensors, and central controls, Hunter produces a complete spectrum of waterefficient products for commercial and residential applications. With more than 250 product patents and 40 trademarks to its credit, Hunter is considered the innovation leader in irrigation equipment. Refer to RIN 87 on page 88 Refer to RIN 88 on page Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

69 منتجات وخدمات Products & Services New motorized actuator for linear valves GEMÜ has developed a new motorized open/close actuator for globe and diaphragm valves. The 24 V DC actuator is an advanced alternative to current designs and also to solenoid valves. The valves using this actuator are ideally suited to applications without plant air. At the same time, the operating costs of the motorized actuator are lower than those of a comparable pneumatic actuator or even a solenoid valve. In a pneumatic actuator or a solenoid valve with control function normally closed, the valve must be supplied with compressed air or consumes power the entire time that it is open. The new motorized actuator, with a power consumption of approx. 24 W, is designed so that it only requires power to position the valve. When it has reached the closed or open end position, the integrated limit switch switches the actuator off automatically and holds the valve in position until the next control signal. A seal adjuster can be implemented using the adjustable limit switch of the CLOSED position. The electrical connection is made via M12 connectors. The actuating speed is between 4-10 mm/sec., depending on the nominal size. The GEMÜ S680 diaphragm valve closes in approx. 0.5 sec. in nominal size DN 15, and for DN 25 in approx. 2 sec. The even closing process noticeably reduces water hammer in comparison to fast closing pneumatic and solenoid valves. The compact actuator is no wider than the valve body and is therefore ideally suited for use in space-saving valve batteries. The diaphragm valve has two distinct advantages over the solenoid valve: Firstly solenoid valves in the sizes up to DN 50 are either directly controlled or servo assisted. Directly controlled valves require very large solenoids for the equivalent operating pressure, and therefore consume a lot of power and generate a considerable amount of heat. Solenoid valves are preferably servo assisted to avoid this disadvantage however very small control apertures are therefore necessary which are susceptible to solids and particles in the medium. Blocked control apertures cause the valves to fail. Particle filters to protect the solenoid valves increase procurement and operating costs and must be taken into account from a TCO point of view. أقسام By contrast, the design of motorized diaphragm valves makes them insensitive to particles and solids in the medium. Even grains of sand and pieces of limescale in water pipes, for example, impair neither the function nor the tightness of the valves. The second advantage of the diaphragm valve is its design, which creates a hermetic separation between the actuator and the working medium without additional parts or gaskets. Of course, this is also possible in solenoid valves, but it increases their complexity and their cost. Refer to RIN 89 on page 88 Weld purging systems for pipes, range extended For welding stainless steel pipes up to 12 diameter, a new range of purging systems has been launched, that allows the introduction of inert gas to reduce the oxygen content of pipes faster and allow welding to begin sooner than previously possible. The new pipe purging system has been designed with multiple exhaust channels, to allow the oxygen in the weld space to be exhausted faster than before. Furthermore, additional inert gas inlet channels have been provided to speed up the purging process for more time savings. Designated, Multi Hole Pipe Purge System this new Argweld range is for pipes from 2 12 ( mm) diameter and it replaces the previous range know as the MKIV System. For pipes of 8 (200 mm) diameter up to 80 (2000 mm) the designer and manufacturer, Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Limited has developed the Argweld Quick Purge range, with several other benefits. Refer to RIN 90 on page عالم املياه العربي كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

70 departments E-News أخبار إلكترونية Schlumberger Water Services launches Hydro GeoBuilder Schlumberger Water Services (SWS) announced on October 15, 2009 the release of Hydro GeoBuilder hydrogeologic conceptual modeling software, developed to advance the process of building and evaluating groundwater flow models. Compatible with the industry standard USGS MODFLOW modeling code, Visual MODFLOW Premium, and FEFLOWTM, the Hydro GeoBuilder software offers modeling professionals an expanded workbench of two- and three-dimensional tools for conceptualizing the hydrogeologic environment, in addition to increased flexibility for assigning model properties independent of the finite difference grid or finite element mesh. The fundamental principle behind Hydro GeoBuilder is its power to seamlessly shorten the gap between working with GIS and borehole data and building the numerical model, said Martin Draeger, marketing manager for SWS. By maximizing the amount of readily-available data and building the model independently from the grid or mesh, our customers will gain an in-depth understanding of their groundwater flow system at the beginning, while saving considerably more time calibrating the model at the end. With the Hydro GeoBuilder software, users will be able to: Improve Efficiency by maximizing the use of existing GIS data and incorporate physical geology and geographic conditions into the conceptual model before designing the grid or mesh; automatically generate complex model layers from the conceptual model structure; and modify the grid or mesh, or easily change simulators to meet demanding project objectives. Improve Quality by generating multiple numerical models from the same conceptual model ideal for comparing a variety of grid or mesh discretizations for uncertainty analysis. In addition, visual tools can be used to compare raw field/borehole data to the resulting grid/mesh layers, giving confidence in the quality of the numerical model input. One can load simulation results (heads, drawdown, and pathlines) and correlate to the conceptual model and grid/mesh. Improve Physical Definition by defining pinchouts and lenses using shapes and surfaces and automatically convert to the appropriate grid cells or finite elements; design local grids around the area of interest for simulation using MODFLOW-LGR (Local Grid Refinement); and define one or more finite element models on local or regional scales. Working within a dynamic, multiview, and grid/mesh-independent environment, the Hydro GeoBuilder software delivers the functionality and flexibility to improve the quality and credibility of your numerical model. Schlumberger is the world's leading supplier of technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide. Employing more than approximately 79,000 people representing over 140 nationalities and working in approximately 80 countries, Schlumberger provides the industry's widest range of products and services from exploration to production. Schlumberger Water Services operates globally and specializes in the development, management, and environmental protection of water resources. Leveraging experience and proprietary subsurface characterization technologies, Schlumberger Water Services offers mining, power, oil and gas, and public sector clients with the decision-making framework for addressing short- and long-term water challenges. Schlumberger Limited has principal offices in Paris, Houston, and The Hague and reported consolidated revenues of $27.16 billion in Refer to RIN 91 on page Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

71 أخبار إلكترونية E-News أقسام MWH Soft releases version 10.5 of InfoWorks, InfoNet, and FloodWorks MWH Soft, the leading global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, announced on October 28, 2009 the immediate release of version 10.5 of Info- Works, InfoNet, and FloodWorks. The new releases reflect MWH Soft s continued commitment to providing the world s water, wastewater, stormwater, and flood management professionals with the most comprehensive selection of classleading engineering tools available. InfoWorks CS allows engineers and planners to produce fast, accurate and robust hydraulic modeling of a complete urban collection system network. This encompasses full modeling of backwater effects and reverse flow, open channels, trunk sewers, complex pipe connections, and ancillary structures. Tools for urban flooding and receiving stream impact prediction, water quality, sediment transport, and real time control simulation are also included. A close relative of InfoWorks CS, InfoWorks SD allows users to model stormwater flows through a complex environment with a diversity of underground and overland structures and paths applying the same high-quality function and analysis to both open channels and closed conduits. Updates in version 10.5 of InfoWorks CS and SD include new inlet flood types, improved rainfall generators, and new routing methods. InfoWorks RS combines a highly advanced 1D & 2D simulation engine, data management, geographical analysis, and a relational database in a single environment. The result is a single tool that can import, clean up and store survey and time series data; build detailed and accurate models; analyze model results; and present outputs in engineering reportquality formats. InfoWorks RS includes full-solution modeling of open channels, culverts, floodplains, embankments, and hydraulic structures. It also simulates rainfall runoff using both event-based and conceptual hydrological methods. Version 10.5 adds the ability to trigger a 2D point source from a remote location, as well as greatly enhanced simulation results in the 3D Terrain View. InfoWorks WS is a complete modeling and management package for water distribution systems. Drawing on information from high quality all-pipe InfoWorks WS models enable offline management decisions to be made with confidence. By providing an accurate view of water distribution system performance, including water quality, supply and demand, infrastructure problems, and investigation of remedial measures, InfoWorks WS helps engineers deliver a sustainable supply of high quality water to users at an acceptable pressure and flow rate with minimal leakage loss. New features in v10.5 include: Leakage location simulation, time varying results for pump stations, finer granularity for demand and trace results at nodes, and enhancement to fire flow simulations. Refer to RIN 92 on page 88 2D mesh - shows the mesh file produced by InfoWorks 2D which can be analyzed by InfoNet to enable engineers to determine which assets to rehabilitate InfoNet is a purpose-built asset and data management system for water distribution, wastewater collection, and stormwater networks. Designed for operations managers, engineers, and planners, InfoNet enables users to manage, integrate, validate and analyze network data and provide accurate, auditable information on network infrastructure and performance in easy-to-use formats. Version 10.5 adds new CCTV scoring, data collection, and interoperablity methods; improved PACP and MACP support; and the ability to assign incidents directly to a property location. In addition, all InfoWorks and InfoNet products now include enhanced user management features. The redesigned administration area now features streamlined view and permissions setting for users and groups within the database. FloodWorks is a modular software package focused on realtime simulation and forecasting of future hydrological and hydraulic conditions in river basins, stormwater and drainage systems, and coastal areas. Designed for operational use in the control room, FloodWorks links a variety of live data sources with a wide range of models to provide detailed and accurate forecasts of water levels, flood depths, flows, velocities, water quality parameters, and sea state. Using Flood- Works, managers and engineers can carry out fast, accurate and detailed simulations of the future effects of an extreme event, providing key data necessary to effectively deploy emergency response services and minimize the risk of loss of life and damage to infrastructure. New features in Flood- Works v10.5 include better management of telemetry data and units, the ability to define long sections, full support of the URBS runoff routing model, and SMS alert notification options, and the creation of generic user-defined models based on script files. The continued enhancement of our entire best-in-class product portfolio is a key priority for the MWH Soft team, said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., Hon.D.WRE, F.ASCE, President and COO of MWH Soft. The new releases will give our customers an even more effective toolset and an improved work experience that can bring them to new levels of success. They underline our ongoing commitment to providing the world s engineers powerful, easy-to-use modeling and simulation software that helps them strengthen, protect, sustain, and optimize their water resources infrastructures with incredible speed, efficiency, and accuracy, and at maximum cost savings. 69 عالم املياه العربي كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

72 events Event Preview عرض مسبق ملعارض ومؤمترات SMAGUA 2010 set to showcase Spanish water technology By Nuria Martí An interview with Ángel Simón, president of the SMAGUA 2010 Steering Committee and CEO of Grupo Agbar - which recently agreed to be acquired by SUEZ Environnement - discusses the Spanish water sector. Alarcón & Harris: How are the preparations for SMAGUA 2010 progressing? From March 2 to 5, 2010, the Zaragoza Trade Fair Center will host the 19 th edition of SMAGUA, the International Water & Irrigation Exhibition, the water sector s leading international fair. Aimed at industry and the public sector, the biennial Spanish exhibition will once again bring together professionals, technical experts, and civil servants from across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and elsewhere to observe and discuss the latest innovations in water management and treatment. The Zaragoza event s steering committee is working intensively towards the objective of bettering the results of the previous edition, which attracted 1,725 companies from all over the world and over 35,000 visitors wishing to see their equipment and projects. With three months to go to SMAGUA 2010, we spoke to the president of the event s steering committee, Ángel Simón, to ask him about preparations for the event as well as the current state of the water sector. Ángel Simón is the CEO of Grupo Agbar (Sociedad General de Aguas de Barcelona SA), a holding company with more than 150 enterprises. With a civil engineering degree in roads, canals, and ports from the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña and an MBA in company management from ESADE Business School, Simón has vast experience of domestic and international water markets. His wide knowledge and vision of the sector and its companies are the greatest tools he brings to the task of strengthening the image and improving the results of SMAGUA Simón: The Steering Committee, over which I preside, is working intensively along three principal lines: National and international communication and promotion of the exhibition, the trade Ángel Simón fair services, and parallel activities. The results thus far have been most satisfactory in all three areas and the enhancements to this edition will be very evident. Expectations of SMAGUA are high, in accordance with its leading position amongst international fairs within its sector. Our efforts are aimed at consolidating this leading position and bettering the results obtained in the previous edition, which had over 35,000 visits and 1,725 exhibitor companies. A&H: Will there be changes in this latest edition? Simón: This edition will see a broadening of exhibiting sectors, chiefly those of irrigation, treatment, and reuse and desalination. In turn, this will manifest itself in a greater number of innovations with respect to equipment, systems and technical solutions. In addition, amongst other innovations, a new initiative will be launched to give pride of place to one particular country on a specific day, the objective being to foster technical, industrial and trade cooperation. A&H: What goals have been set for this edition of the Exhibition? Simón: Our work plan seeks to provide a response to the demand, to offer a business framework to the sector and to serve as a meeting and reference point for all its professionals. All this in addition to having our eyes permanently open to the needs of every given moment in time. Really, as the sector s leading fair, it is going to reflect the current situation but I am also certain that it will serve as a launching pad for the sector, whose evolution will make future trends apparent to us. A&H: And as regards participation? Simón: It is still early to give definitive figures but the signs thus far are very good. The notable international partici- 70 Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

73 معارض ومؤمترات عرض مسبق ملعارض ومؤمترات Event Preview pation stands out, with the direct presence of exhibitors from Germany, Austria, France, The Netherlands, Italy, The United Kingdom, and Turkey, for example. And an increase in these numbers is foreseeable. A&H: What is the current situation of the Spanish water sector? Simón: The sector is vigorous and making great efforts in research, development, and innovation (R&D&i), which must continue in order to maintain the necessary competitiveness. As regards the future, with the application of the WFD, the areas of activity will broaden considerably. Despite the recession, subsectors such as treatment and reuse are showing growth. The greatest opportunities to penetrate new markets will arise from investment in sewage infrastructure and technology transfer to countries in the Mediterranean basin and North Africa, for example. A&H: As an expert in the sector, how do you see the problem of water in Spain and what solutions need to be applied? Simón: Spain has endemic problems of water supply, particularly on the Mediterranean coast, where there is a concentration of population and economic activity. To solve these problems, we must have recourse to all available technologies and apply the most appropriate for each case. All this, whilst not forgetting demand management measures. A&H: What would you ask of the different administrations in order to make progress towards optimal water management? Refer to RIN 94 on page 88 Simón: Simply that they take, in a realistic manner, the decisions required by each situation and avoid considerations other than those of technical efficiency and the needs of citizens. A&H: Finally, what message would you send to the participants at SMAGUA 2010? Simón: I would welcome them to the best that the sector has to offer and I would congratulate them on their decision because this coming edition of SMAGUA will continue to offer companies in the sector a good framework for the exchange of knowhow, the opening of new markets, and the diffusion of water technologies. Acknowledgment: The author would like to thank organizers of SMAGUA - el Salón Internacional del Agua y el Riego y Salón del Medio Ambiente - for their assistance on the above news item. *Nuria Martí is the Managing Director of Alarcón & Harris, a marketing and communications agency in Madrid, Spain. info@alarconyharris.com Refer to RIN 93 on page 88 عالم املياه العربي 71 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

74 events Event Preview عرض مسبق ملعارض ومؤمترات The 7 th Annual International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge call for abstracts The ISMAR conference series was born in August 1988 in Anaheim California as the 1st International Symposium on Artificial Recharge of Ground Water. Pioneered by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), it continued in Orlando, Florida (1994) before the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) partnered ASCE in Amsterdam (1998). Following the 4th Symposium in Adelaide (2002) the name changed to International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) to reflect the growing scientific basis supporting overt management of quantity and quality of recharge, and reflected the name of the IAH Commission on MAR, which was established in ASCE has also adopted this name for its relevant standards committee. Dedicated to a global reach, recent ISMAR conferences have been ISMAR5 (Berlin, Germany, 2005) and ISMAR6 (Phoenix, USA, 2007). The Symposium continues as a joint venture of IAH/ASCE and is the prime international meeting in this field, adopting the Commissions aims: «To expand water resources and improve water quality in ways that are appropriate, environmentally sustainable, technically viable, economical, and socially desirable. ISMAR6 was attended by 303 people from 26 countries and 27 U.S. states. This symposium brought together many of the world's experts on Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR). The conference included four workshops, three days of technical sessions including a poster paper session each day, and a full day tour of three fascinating and contrasting recharge operations. Talks were given by speakers from countries in Europe (Germany, Spain, Switzerland, France, The Netherlands, England, and Sweden), the Middle East (Egypt and United Arab Emirates), Africa (South Africa, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Uganda), Asia (India, Taiwan, Japan, and Indonesia), North America (Canada and Mexico), and Australia, covering a diverse range of MAR topics, including hydraulics and storage, the role of integrated water management, regulations, economics, geochemistry, the fate of pathogens and organic compounds, regional issues, basin recharge, subsurface water quality changes, and operational and management issues. ISMAR7 is expected to be even more exciting than the previous conferences. Central to an area with pressing water needs, scarce surface water and a diversity of landscapes, lithologies, technologies, and cultures, this conference is geographically positioned to provide new insight and learning to all who attend from near and far. With expanded debate and discussion sessions, increased visibility of climate change and depleting water supplies, and the unique desert location of an active MAR, we anticipate great success in The water technology exhibition will be held in conjunction with the conference and will remain open throughout the conference period. In 2010, the ISMAR7 event will be coordinated and hosted jointly by the Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi and Schlumberger Water Services in Abu Dhabi, from October 9 to 13, 2010 at the Armed Forces Officers Club (AFOC). This, the seventh symposium in the series, will be supported by government agencies, water utilities, industry, and environmental consultants from around the world. Objective: To expand water resources and improve water quality in ways that are appropriate, environmentally sustainable, technically viable, economical, and socially desirable... by encouraging development and adoption of improved practices for management of aquifer recharge,» IAH, January Technical papers and posters presented at ISMAR7 will be selected from abstracts submitted to the ISMAR7 Committee. Early submission is particularly important to ensure that committee members have ample time to review the abstracts. Authors whose abstracts are accepted are required to provide a final paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings. Authors who do not submit a final paper and the associated publication forms by the paper due date will be withdrawn from the program and will not be allowed to present. The Program Committee will review draft papers prior to the final versions being submitted to the organizing committee for publication. A proper review of your abstract requires that it contain adequate information on which to make a judgment. The abstract must be written in English, contain a maximum of 300 words, and should include the technical category most applicable to your paper. Any further information on the conference topics should be directed to the ISMAR7 Committee at callforabstracts@ ismar7.org. Refer to RIN 95 on page Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

75 معارض ومؤمترات سابقة Event Review معارض ومؤمترات Desalination industry focuses on environmental considerations at the IDA World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse Speaking at the IDA World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse, held in Dubai from November 7 to 12, 2009 at the Atlantis Resort, The Palm, Dubai, UAE, Tom Pankratz, a director of the International Desalination Association and editor of Water Desalination Report published by Global Water Intelligence, noted efforts by the industry to address issues surrounding environmental concerns. With global leaders in desalination and water reuse gathered together at the IDA World Congress, this is the time and place to emphasize the industry s continued focus on environmental responsibility, said Pankratz. We have done much to mitigate potential environmental effects, but we must be particularly diligent as desalination continues to grow, utilizing technological advances, implementing best practices, and continuing to exchange information so that we move forward in the most environmentally responsible way. Pankratz noted that large-scale seawater desalination projects are now being developed in locations where they never had been previously considered, such as Europe. Meanwhile, plants in the Middle East are growing ever larger in size. These factors present different sets of challenges. The process of mitigating environmental impacts begins with the siting of the desalination plant. The desalination process itself must also be considered. No two locations or plants are exactly alike, so most new projects require several years of study, modeling, and pilot testing before the design and construction can move forward. Protection of marine life is, of course, a key concern. New intake and outfall alternatives are available and plans should be evaluated by groups of specialists that include marine biologists and toxicologists, hydrogeologists, and oceanographers. Monitoring programs are another important step in environmental responsibility. In addition, the industry has developed several options that can be employed to reduce the impact of concentrate discharge, and there are new technologies that offer the promise of further reductions, he said. Pankratz pointed out that the desalination industry has also done much to decrease energy consumption and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In the last 15 years, energy requirements have been reduced by up to 50% as a result of technological improvements. In addition, numerous research projects are under way that promise to further reduce energy requirements, including projects that creatively couple desalination plants with wind, solar, or wave energy sources to provide the required energy input, he said. The Kwinana plant in Perth is an example of environmentally responsible desalination. Australia s first largescale seawater desalination plant, this facility was commissioned in February Despite being constructed on a fast track schedule, the project is a showcase for almost every environmental mitigation measure currently considered state-of-the-art. Extensive environmental studies preceded construction, and continuous, real-time monitoring since startup has demonstrated the plant s ability to operate Refer to RIN 96 on page 88 Atlantis Resort, The Palm - Dubai without adversely impacting the environment. The Technical Program at the IDA World Congress included several sessions devoted to the topic of environmental considerations. In addition, the International Desalination Association (IDA) organized an Environmental Task Force that will examine the world s best practices and address some of the unique issues facing desalination issues in the GCC countries with an objective of ensuring the sustainability of this important resource. The International Desalination Association is a non-profit association of over 2,200 members in 60 countries. The membership is comprised of scientists, end-users, engineers, consultants, and researchers from governments, corporations, and academia. IDA is associated with the United Nations as part of a growing international network of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). إشتراك مج اني ندعوك إلهداء إشتراك مج اني في مجل ة عالم المياه العربي إلى من ترغب من الشركات التي تعمل في حقل المياه. ي رجى إرسال أسماء وعناوين هذه الشركات إلى العنوان التالي: f.chatila@cph.com.lb 73 عالم املياه العربي كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

76 events Event Review معارض ومؤمترات سابقة A total of 17,722 water professionals and 995 exhibitors attended WEFTEC.09, the Water Environment Federation s (WEF) 82 nd annual technical exhibition and conference, from October 10 to 14, 2009 in Orlando, Florida, USA. This year s strong showing reinforces the importance of WEFTEC for promoting information and technology exchange among water professionals and as an invaluable venue for business opportunities in the water quality field. «As always, this year's exhibition was very well attended and was a great forum for identifying business opportunities and generating new leads,» said Kevin Marsh, Vice President of Flow Sales with the Hach Company. Hall traffic was brisk and we were pleased to see an increased number of senior-level professionals visit our booth, many of which showed serious interest in our products. We know there s a recession out there and it has not passed us by, added WEF Executive Director Bill Bertera. But this year s numbers are a strong indication that WEFTEC is where people come to do business to learn about the latest developments and research in the water quality field. We will continue to meet the needs of our members and the water profession especially as municipal and private sector revenues are challenged by the economy. To that end, this year s conference featured a high-quality technical program of 122 technical sessions, 31 workshops, nine facility tours, and several high profile events. Of particular interest to attendees was a special session featuring Peter Silva, the new Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency s (EPA) Office of Water. Mr. Silva discussed his priorities for EPA s water program, the status of stimulus funding for water infrastructure, and the Obama Administration s agenda for the national water program. Other popular sessions and workshops included in-depth topics such as private sewer system management, innovative applications of the small-scale use of reclaimed water, water infrastructure investment, recent developments in membrane bioreactor technology, and improved energy efficiency for wastewater treatment plants and processes. WEFTEC.09 keeps pace with a strong showing in Orlando At the well-attended Opening General Session, keynote presenter Dr. Mike Magee gave an insightful presentation about the nexus between access to potable water and public health. Referencing his book, Healthy Waters: What Every Health Professional Should Know About Water, Magee highlighted the facts and figures about water and its enormous impact on quality of life and public health. He also thanked the water professionals in attendance for their invaluable service to the community and encouraged collaboration between to the two professions. It is my hope that in addressing this complex issue together, we will broaden the social context of health, engage health partners in water management and planning, and advance health as the leading edge of human development, he said. Other opening session highlights included remarks from WEF President Rebecca West, recognition of two of WEF s most prestigious awards, and the introduction of the 2009 Stockholm Junior Water Prize winners. During the conference, West ceremoniously passed the gavel of Federation leadership to incoming President Paul Freedman and inducted the WEF Officers and Board of Trustees. The ceremony culminated with the remaining awards presentations in recognition of the outstanding achievements of the most talented and dedicated professionals in the water quality community. In all, over 25 awards were presented at various events during the four-day conference. Refer to RIN 97 on page 88 Other conference highlights included a successful community service project organized by WEF s Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC); the SYPC s Career Fair; the 2009 WEF Student Design Competition, including the two first place winning teams from the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of Florida; WEF s Global Center; the AAEE/AIDIS/WEF Breakfast, the AEESP/WEF Lecture and Scientists Luncheon; and the 2009 Operations Challenge Competition that was won by the 2008 defending champions, TRA CReWSers from the Water Environment Association of Texas. Recognized as the largest water quality event in North America, and largest annual water quality exhibition in the world, planning for WEFTEC 2010 is currently underway. Scheduled for October 2-6, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Call for Abstracts is now open and more than 700 companies have already reserved over 90% of floor space at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Formed in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF and its Member Associations proudly work to achieve our mission of preserving and enhancing the global water environment Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

77 معارض ومؤمترات سابقة Event Review معارض ومؤمترات Entsorga-Enteco gives a strong impetus to the environment industry After four successful days, Entsorga-Enteco, the international trade fair for recycling management and environmental technology, closed its doors in Cologne on October 30, companies from 30 countries presented their broad range of products and services from the environment sector. About 36,000 trade visitors from 90 countries came to Cologne to see the trends and innovations of the industry. The trade fair convinced through a high degree of internationality, about 30% of the exhibitors and 30% of the visitors came from abroad, among them were visitor groups from Brazil, China, Finland, Japan, Korea, Poland, Thailand, and Serbia. From 2011 on, the trade fair will continue under the new name ENTECO. Next to the already existing themes, resource and energy recovery will be a thematic focus of ENTECO. This includes technologies and services for the sorting, processing and treatment of potential recyclables and waste streams that are fed into further recycling. The next ENTECO will take place on Cologne s fair grounds from June 6 to 9, This year s event has impressively proved the high importance of an international environment trade fair in Cologne. The advancement of the trade fair conception with a considerably increased focus on the resource recovery sector bearing the new name ENTECO and the new two-year cycle are setting the event on course for the future. says Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse GmbH. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia is also supporting the event: I am pleased about the excellent feedback and the great number of visitors from abroad, who have been interested in the forward-looking technologies shown in Cologne. North Rhine- Westphalia is Germany s most important environment market that already offers jobs with enormous prospects for growth to more than 250,000 employees today. Therefore, North Rhine Westphalia needs an internationally leading environment trade fair as ENTECO, that represents the efficiency of our companies in a competitive environment, says Christa Thoben, Minister for Economic Affairs of the State of North Rhine Westphalia. Peter Kurth, managing president of the Federal Association of the German Waste Disposal Industry (BDE), was also upbeat about the event: Despite the general industry trend, Entsorga-Enteco went well for our member companies. Many of them told me that they have not only established contacts but also concluded concrete deals. The trade fair proved once again that it is an important dialogue and business platform for the industry. The VDMA (German Engineering Federation) associations Thermo Process and Waste Treatment Technology and Airhandling Technology were also pleased: Entsorga-Enteco 2009 is the environmental technology trade fair of the year. In spite of difficult general conditions, the represented member companies of the VDMA from the fields waste and recycling technology and air pollution control noted a surprisingly good visitor approval from national and international customers. Refer to RIN 98 on page 88 The high quality of customer contacts, which can be expected to bring a promising business development, was complimented on. New methods and technologies for resource recovery were a particular focus of the conversations. The VDMA Preparation Technology Practical Days, where about 3,500 viewers could experience machines for biomass processing in live presentations were a highlight, says Dr. Gutman Habig, president of the VDMA association Thermo Process and Waste Treatment Technology. The Association of municipal waste management and city cleaning in the Association of Local Utilities (VKS im VKU) is also pleased about its participation at the fair: The pleasantly good course of Entsorga-Enteco shows the importance and at the same time the good prospects of the industry. The crowds of visitors gathering at our trade stand, where we presented jointly with numerous member companies the diversity of services of the VKS in the VKU under the theme Local Competence, were really impressive. In the future, the VKS in the VKU will keep on supporting the trade fair in that way and assisting professionally, says Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Siechau, head of the board of directors of the VKS in the VKU. Entsorga-Enteco in figures A total of 784 companies from 30 countries participated at Entsorga-Enteco 2009 on a gross exhibition space of 72,000 m². 543 exhibitors and 6 additionally represented companies were from Germany and 234 exhibitors and one additionally represented company came from abroad. This makes about 30% from abroad. About 36,000 trade visitors from 90 countries came to Entsorga-Enteco About 30 % of the visitors came from abroad. 75 عالم املياه العربي كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

78 SERVICES Industry Contacts مرجع الصناعات املائية Section One: International and regional manufacturers and suppliers of Effluent Water Treatment equipment. Section Two: Contact details of agents and distributors as well as companies active in the Effluent Water Treatment equipment manufacture sector in the Middle East and North Africa, listed by country. Section One ABS International Via Cadorna 67, Edificio A1, Vimodrone, Milano, Italy Tel: Fax: com http: ABS Group is a global solution provider in wastewater technology with a complete product portfolio of pumps, mixers, aerators, compressors, control and monitoring equipment, and services. ABS also offers pumps and rental services for the dewatering market. ABS Group, with employees and a turnover of US$450 million in 2008, is present in more than 100 countries and has more than 32 subsidiaries. ABS Group is part of the Cardo group which is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Agents and Distributors: Tahraoui Sarl - Algeria Teams Bahrain - Tech. Eng. & Marketing Services - Bahrain Hydrotech - Cyprus Universal Trade Co. - Egypt Patent Co. Ltd - Iran Technical Services Bureau Co (TSB) - Jordan Arabi Company W.L.L. - Kuwait Rafic Gazzaoui & Co. S.a.l. - Lebanon Les Equipements Industriels - Morocco Gulf Services & Industrial Supplier Co. L.L.C. - Oman Petrofac Qatar - Qatar ARJ Est. Saudi Riyadh - Saudi Arabia Riad Tali Construction Eng - Syria Future TechnoLogies FTL SARL - Tunisia Ahmed Ramadhan Juma Est. (ARJ Group) - UAE Bin Diab for Trade & General Services - Yemen Acme Engineering Products 5706 Royalmount Ave., Montreal, QC, H4P 1K5, Canada Tel: Fax: info@acmeprod.com http: Contact Person: Mr. Robert Presser - Vice President rpresser@qc.aibn.com Manufacturer of automatic scraper strainers for intake, process and effluent filtration. Also specialized in difficult applications like high solids loading, fibrous waste and seawater intake. Agents and Distributors: Canadian Engineering Prod. - Saudi Arabia Extol Hydro Technologies - Saudi Arabia Bio-Microbics, Incorporated 8450 Cole Parkway, Shawnee, Kansas 66227, USA Tel: Fax: sales@biomicrobics.com http: Contact Person: Ms. Loretta Andersen Director of Sales & Inquiries landersen@biomicrobics. com Ms. Jennifer Cisneros Marketing Communication Specialist jcisneros@biomicrobics. com Bio-Microbics current product lines include decentralized wastewater transfer and treatment systems, stormwater treatment equipment, wastewater screening devices, commercial grease interceptors, and fill media for the global water, wastewater, and stormwater treatment industries. Delivering consistent high performance, Bio-Microbics products have been used successfully for many years in municipal, industrial, marine, commercial, and residential water, wastewater, and stormwater applications. Agents and Distributors: Clearbrook - USA Jallad Environment - Lebanon Clearbrook 1521 Azalea Road, Mobile, AL 36619, USA Tel: Fax: http: Contact Person: Mr. Rod Wagner brwtopgun@aol.com Clearbrook is the Bio-Microbics Distributor for the Arab World specializing in advanced wastewater treatment systems for use in new construction, renovations, and repairs for nitrogen sensitive areas - which allows for reductions in distance to groundwater and field size requirements. These wastewater and stormwater treatment systems deliver consistent high performance to help treat water for more water recycling opportunities! Corodex Industries P.O. Box 12282, 205, Al Qouz Industrial Area, Dubai, UAE Tel: Fax: sales@corodex.com http: Contact Person: Mr. Mohanned Awad - Business Development Manager mawad@corodex.com Corodex Industries is one of the first and leading companies in the UAE to offer a wide range of Water Purification and Wastewater Treatment Solutions. Corodex has over 120 water purification plants and over 500 wastewater treatment plants in more than 25 countries. Delmon Co. Ltd Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Street, Delmon Tower, P.O. Box 6800, Dammam 31452, Saudi Arabia Tel: Fax: filtermedia@delmon. com.sa http: Contact Person: Mr. Ergun F.Taj - Sales Manager ergun@delmon.com.sa Delmon Co. Ltd is a major producer of high quality silica sand & gravel for filter media and a well established organization in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Delmon produces filter sand & gravel of International Standard of any size and specifications and can meet however big the requirement with delivery on time around the globe. Its other product ranges are Anthracite, Activated Carbon, Garnet, Lime Stone, etc., Also, we are ISO 9001:2000 certified Company, API certified company, ISO 9001:2008, and ISO/TS 29001:2007 certified company, and we are following AWWA and ASTM standards. Dow Water & Process Solutions 7600 Metro Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN USA Fax: http: com Contact Person: The Customer Information Group DOWCIG@dow.com Dow Water & Process Solutions (DW&PS) is a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company. DW&PS makes high-quality DOW FILMTEC reverse osmosis and nanofiltration elements for a wide variety of industrial, municipal, commercial and home drinking water applications. Dow also produces DOWEX, DOW AMBERJET, and DOW AMBERLITE ion exchange resins, as well as a variety of specialty water separation products. Agents and Distributors: Progress Water Products - Lebanon A. Abunayyan Trading Corp. Saudi Arabia Dewaco Ltd. PL 3, Laitila 23801, Finland Tel: Fax: sales@dewaco.fi http: Contact Person: Mrs. Siri Dahanayake - Area Sales Manager siri.dahanayake@ dewaco.fi Specialized in sludge treatment technology and provides a complete range of DEWA equipment for sludge thickening, dewatering, chain and flight type sludge and scum collectors for rectangular clarifiers and also cavitation technology. Agent and Distributors: National Trading Projects Co. LCC - Oman United International Trading 76 Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

79 خدمات مرجع الصناعات املائية Industry Contacts Company (UITC) - Saudi-Arabia Estruagua Water Technology Pol. Ind. El Ramassar, Crta. de Granollers a Cardedeu, Km - 1,5, Les Franqueses del Valles, Barcelona, Spain Tel: Fax: estruagua@estruagua. com http: Contact Person: Mr. Janine Rodriguez - International Projects janine@estruagua.com Estruagua has a long experience manufacturing machinery for treating both industrial and urban wastewater. Estruagua offers its clients the experience accumulated over more than 30 years serving the sector. Agents and Distributors: EGH Sas - Flygt - Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia Universal Trade Co. Egypt Trust Enviro - Jordan Zamil Group Holding Co. Saudi Arabia Trea Cevre Teknolojileri Ins - Turkey Universal Technical LLC - Abu Dhabi, UAE Fuchs Gas- und Wassertechnik GmbH Stocktal 2, Mayen 56727, Germany Tel: Fax: info@fuchs-germany.com http: Contact Person: Mr. Martin Fuchs - Managing Director m.fuchs@fuchs-germany. com Manufacturers of aerators for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment, sewage sludge digestion: ATAD - Autothermal Thermophilic, Aerobic Digestion converting sewage sludge into Class A Biosolids (US EPA 503 regulation) Agents and Distributors: Envirotek Aritma Teknolojileri San. ve Tic. A.S. - Turkey Global Water Group, Incorporated 8601 Sovereign Row, Dallas, Texas 75247, USA Tel: Fax: http: Contact Person: Mr. Alan M. Weiss - President amweiss@globalwater. com Global Water Group is a manufacturer of state-of-the-art water purification, wastewater processing and wastewatereffluent recycling equipment for municipalities, military, disaster relief agencies, industry, remote villages, homes and new residential and industrial developments. Agents and Distributors: MKM Ltd. STI - Turkey Altmooh Trading, Agencies & General Services (Global Water Yemen) - Yemen inge watertechnologies AG Flurstrasse 27, Greifenberg 86926, Germany Tel: Fax: info@inge.ag http: Contact Person: Mr. Ralf Krüger - Head of International Sales rkrueger@inge.ag The company inge watertechnologies AG develops innovative ultrafiltration technologies used in the treatment of drinking water, process water, sea water and wastewater. Our systems purify water by reliably removing bacteria, viruses, particles and suspended solids. Agents and Distributors: Somicon Middle East FZC - UAE KSB Aktiengesellschaft Johann-Klein-Straße 9, Frankenthal, Germany Tel: Fax: infothek@ksb.com http: Contact Person: Mrs. Janet Tullius - Marketing Water janet.tullius@ksb.com KSB is a global player, with 30 manufacturing sites around the world, as well as subsidiaries and offices in over 100 countries. In the Middle East and Africa we provide customers in the wastewater, water, industrial, energy, mining, and building services sectors with high-quality, innovative pumps, valves, and systems. To offer you the best possible support, our experts at several service centers ensure everything at your site runs exactly as it should. Agents and Distributors: KSB Algérie Eurl - Algeria KSB Aktiengesellschaft - Egypt KSB Aktiengesellschaft - Libya KSB Aktiengesellschaft - Morocco KSB Aktiengesellschaft - Oman KSB Aktiengesellschaft - Qatar KSB Aktiengesellschaft - Saudi Arabia KSB Pumps Arabia Ltd. - Saudi Arabia KSB Pompa Armatür San. ve Tic. A.Ş - Ankara KSB Pompa Armatür San. ve Tic. A.Ş - Istanbul KSB Middle East FZE - UAE Novozymes Biologicals Parc Technologique des Grillons, 60 Route de Sartrouville, F Le Pecq, Paris, France Tel: Fax: http: Contact Person: Mr. Geoffroy Chantry - IWT Commercial Manager gcha@novozymes.com Production and supply of microbiological additives for waste and wastewater treatment plants of industries and municipalities; cleaning and odor control in institutions and household; and water treatment in fish and shrimp farms PACT Environmental Technology Co., Ltd. 5/F, 700 Luban Road, Shanghai, China Tel: Fax: sales@pactusa.com http: Contact Person: Mr. Bryan Jin bryanjin@pactusa.com PACT is an ISO 9001:2000 certified water, wastewater and sewage treatment EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Contracting) Company, working for both Industrial and Municipal Clients. In addition PACT manufactures its own STP Equipment and Packaged Treatment Plants including SWRO/HBWRO/GREYWATER /Moving Bed Bioreactors/ Membrane Bioreactors as well as industrial and municipal treatment plant equipment such as Screens, Belt Presses, Clarifiers, Decanters, etc. Agents and Distributors: Pact Engineering Co. UAE Pall Industrial, A division of Pall Europe Ltd Europa House, Havant Street, Hampshire PO1 3PD, Portsmouth, UK Tel: Fax: m&e-sales@europe.pall. com http: Contact Person: Mr. Keith Webb - Marketing Communications Manager keith_webb@europe.pall. com When you use the Pall Aria system to process wastewater and secondary effluent, the product is of such integrity that you can safely use it for agriculture and industry. This enables you to conserve the scarce fresh water for drinking or to reduce purchases from the municipal drinking water supply. Agents and Distributors: Pall Middle East UAE Passavant-Roediger GmbH Kinzigheimer Weg , Hanau 63450, Germany Tel: Fax: info@passavant-roediger. de http: Contact Person: Mr. Mohamed Hadhoud - Area Manager Middle East except UAE mohamed.hadhoud@ passavant-roediger.de Passavant-Roediger is your specialist in the engineering and construction of: Municipal wastewater, industrial wastewater, water, sludge, and waste treatment plants. Being part of a company group operating on an international scale, we are your experienced partner providing a wide range of environmental technologies and solutions! Agents and Distributors: Passavant-Roediger FZE - UAE Sereco Srl Zona Industriale, P.O. Box 174, Noci (BA), Italy Tel: Fax: sereco@sereco.it http: Contact Person: Ms. Monica Mottola - Area Sales Manager m.monica@sereco.com Sereco is a company specialized in the design and production of equipment and plants for water and wastewater treatment and supported by a Research & عالم املياه العربي 77 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

80 SERVICES Industry Contacts مرجع الصناعات املائية Development department which allows us to offer a wide range of special electromechanical equipment, which covers the different conditions in the water and wastewater treatment field and meets the new requirements of the customers. Agents and Distributors: Pilot for Engineering Works - Egypt UGN- Umwelttechnik GmbH Gewerbepark Keplerstrasse 20, Gera 07549, Germany Tel: Fax: info@bio-filter.de Contact Person: Mr. Christian Richter - Senior Project Manager Foreign Affairs c.richter@bio-filter.de UGN is dealing with exhaust air cleaning technologies for pollutants and odors coming from sewage treatment plants, pumping stations, manholes or similar facilities and with biogas cleaning technologies. Agents and Distributors: Hepworth P.M.E. (L.L.C.) - Dubai Hepworth P.M.E. (L.L.C.) - Al Ain VA Tech Wabag GmbH Dresdner Str , Vienna 1200, Austria Tel: Fax: contact@wabag.com http: Contact Person: Ms. Helma Hakala - Corporate Communications helma.hakala@wabag. com WABAG is one of the world s leading companies for the design, construction and operational management of drinking water, desalination, wastewater treatment and water reclamation plants for both the municipal and industrial sectors. Agents and Distributors: VA Tech Wabag Algérie SARL- Algeria VA Tech Wabag - Egypt VA Tech Wabag - Iran VA Tech Wabag - Libya VA Tech Wabag Ltd. - Oman VA Tech Wabag Office - Saudi Arabia VA Tech Wabag Tunisie SARL - Tunisia VA Tech Wabag Gulf LLC - UAE Section Two Algeria EGH Sas Flygt Pôle d activités d Aix Les Milles, Cedex 3, Aix-en Provence 13851, France Tel: Fax: http: Contact Person: Mr. Christophes Courrege christophe.courreges@ egh-hydro.com Estruagua - Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia KSB Algérie Eurl 47, Rue Amani Belkacem, Hydra, Alger, Algeria Tel: / 83 Fax: Contact Person: Mr. Jean- Claude Emlinger - General Manager jean-claude.emlinger@ ksb.dz KSB Aktiengesellschaft - Germany Tahraoui Sarl S. Avenue Hakim Saadane, Biskra, Algeria Tel: Fax: sarl_tahraoui@yahoo.fr ABS International Italy VA Tech Wabag Algérie SARL 2, Rue Bois des Pins, Kouba Alger, Algeria Tel: Fax: contact.algeria@ wabag.com VA Tech Wabag GmbH - Austria BAHRAIN Teams Bahrain - Tech. Eng. & Marketing Services Block No 343, Building No 73, Road No 4304, Manama, Bahrain Tel: Fax: teams@batelco.com.bh ABS International - Italy CYPRUS Hydrotech P.O. Box Delou Str. 44 Industrial Estate, Limassol, Cyprus Tel: Fax: hydrotech@cytanet. com.cy ABS International - Italy EGYPT KSB Aktiengesellschaft 105 Omar Ibn El-Khattab St., Almaza, Heliopolis, Cairo 11361, Egypt Tel: Fax: ksbcairo@menanet.net Contact Person: Mr. Michael Rieve - Resident Manager KSB Aktiengesellschaft - Germany Pilot for Engineering Works 37 Gaza St. - El Mohandeseen, 4th Floor #8 - Giza, Egypt Tel: /405 Fax: info@pilotco.net Sereco Srl - Italy Universal Trade Co. 26, Eskan Rabaa, El-Nozha Street, Apt 92-PC, Nasr City, Cairo 11371, Egypt Tel: Fax: universal@tedata.net. eg Contact Person: Mr. Mourad Michel - General Manager ABS International - Italy Estruagua Egypt VA Tech Wabag Office Cairo 3, El Malek El Aftal Street, 2nd Floor, Flat Nr. 11, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt Tel: Fax: wabag@internetegypt. com VA Tech Wabag GmbH - Austria IRAN Patent Co. Ltd 14, 17th St. Argentine Sq., Tehran , Iran Tel: Fax: patent@neda.net ABS International Italy VA Tech Wabag Office Tehran Sadr Express way (South of Qeytariyeith Park), No. 6 Roushanaie Str.,19319 Tehran, Iran Tel: Fax: Mobile: Youness.malekfatehi@ wabag.com VA Tech Wabag GmbH - Austria JORDAN Technical Services Bureau Co (TSB) Sahab Industrial Estate Road, P.O. Box 113, Amman, Jordan Tel: Fax: tsb@tsb.com.jo ABS International - Italy Trust Enviro P.O. Box , Bal awi Bldg, 2nd Floor, Sport City Qtr, Amman Jordan Tel: Fax: trustenviro@cyberia.jo Contact Person: Mr Abdulfattah Jaljuli - Manager Estruagua - Jordan & Syria kuwait Arabi Company W.L.L. P.O. Box 4090, Ghazally Street, Al Rai, Safat 13041, Kuwait Tel: Fax: mkhanfar@ arabicompany.net ABS International - Italy lebanon Rafic Gazzaoui & Co s.a.l. Jamil Ibrahim Bldg., Spineys Area Ramlet El Baida, Beirut , Lebanon Tel: Fax: gazzaoui@gazzaoui. com.lb 78 Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

81 خدمات مرجع الصناعات املائية Industry Contacts ABS International - Italy Jallad Environment Center Jallad, Brumana, Lebanon Tel: Fax: http: Contact Person: Mr. Michel Jallad Owner Mobile: jalladenvironnement@ hotmail.com Bio-Microbics, Incorporated - USA Progress Water Products P.O. Box 70012, Bldg. #19, Next to Rabieh Center & Gardens, Str. #10, Antelias, Lebanon Tel: Fax: info@pwpwater.com http: Contact Person: Mr. Simon Ashqar General Manager sashqar@pwpwater.com Dow Water & Process Solutions USA LIBYA KSB Aktiengesellschaft P.O. Box 3283, Tripoli, Libya Tel: Fax: Contact Person: Mr. Frank Petzsche - Resident Manager frank.petzsche@ksb.com KSB Aktiengesellschaft - Germany VA Tech Wabag Branch Libya 11th of June Street, 2nd Ring Road, Souk al Gumar, P.O. Box 91531, Tripoli, Libya Tel: Fax: dieter.rothmann@wabag. com VA Tech Wabag GmbH - Austria morocco KSB Pompes et Robinetteries S.A.R.L. Lokal n 1 Sis El Koutia, Oukacha Ain Sebaa, Casablanca, Morocco Tel: / 35 Fax: Contact Person: Mr. Fathallah Beniouri - Resident Manager fathallah.beniouri@ksb. com KSB Aktiengesellschaft - Germany Les Equipements Industriels 256 Bd Ba H mad, Casablanca, Morocco Tel: Fax: lei@menara.ma ABS International - Italy OMAN Gulf Services & Industrial Supplier Co. L.L.C. P.O. Box 2250, Ruwi, Postal Code 112, Sultanate of Oman Tel: Fax: guru@arabigsis.com ABS International - Italy KSB Aktiengesellschaft P.O. Box 941, Mina Al Fahal, Postal Code: 116, Oman Tel: Fax: Contact Person: Mr. Dinesh Nair dineshnair@ksb.co.om KSB Aktiengesellschaft - Germany National Trading Projects Co. LCC P.O. Box 899, 112 Ruwi, Oman Tel: Fax: ntcspd1@omantel.net. om Contact Person: Mr. M.S.R. Faizi mohammad.faizi@ ntpcoman.com Dewaco Ltd. - Finland VA Tech Wabag Ltd. (Oman Branch) Flat No. 32, Building No. P/22, P.O. Box 997, Postal Code 116, Azaiba, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Tel: Fax: VA Tech Wabag Ltd., India qatar KSB Aktiengesellschaft Takawful Islamic Insurance Building, Flat No 5 Second Floor, Fareej Gulaib, Bin Omran, P. O. Box 23913, Doha, Qatar Tel: Fax: Contact Person: Mr. Geoji Thomas - Resident Manager geojithomas@ksbqatar. com.qa KSB Aktiengesellschaft - Germany Petrofac Qatar P.O. Box 4404, Blue Salon Building, Suhaim Bin Hamad Street, Doha, Qatar Tel: Fax: pfacq@qatar.net.qa ABS International - Italy Saudi Arabia A. Abunayyan Trading Corp. King Abdulaziz Road, Building No. 8915, P.O. Box 321, Riyadh 11411, Saudi Arabia Tel: Fax: http: com Contact Person: Mr. Rami Abu Amirah - Product Manager rami-abuamirah@ abunayyangroup.com Dow Water & Process Solutions USA ARJ Est Saudi Riyadh P.O. Box , Riyadh 11341, Saudi Arabia Tel: Fax: parveez@arjgroup.com ABS International Italy Canadian Engineering Prod. P.O. Box , Riyadh 11361, Saudi Arabia Tel: Fax: Contact Person: Mr. Samer Moqder - Technical Manager samer_moqder@ extolhydro.com ACME Engineering Prod. - Canada Extol Hydro Technologies P.O. Box , Riyadh 11312, Saudi Arabia Tel: Fax: extolusal@extolhydro. com Contact Person: Mr. Samer Mahmoud - Operations Manager ACME Engineering Products Canada KSB Aktiengesellschaft Al Harith Ibn Al Hibab Street, P.O. Box 25868, Riyadh Malaz, Saudi Arabia Tel: Fax: tsoriyadh@ksbpumps. com.sa Contact Person: Mr. Peter Sauer - Resident Manager KSB Aktiengesellschaft - Germany KSB Pumps Arabia Ltd. Building Services, 2nd Industrial City, P.O. Box 56368, Riyadh 11554, Saudi Arabia Tel: Fax: ksbarabia-sic@ ksbarabia.com Contact Person: Mr. Robert Aramouni - General Manager KSB Aktiengesellschaft - Germany United International Trading Co. Ltd P.O Box 75599, Dammam- Khobar Highway, Alkhobar 31952, Saudi-Arabia Tel: Fax: jf@uitc.com.sa http: Contact Person: Mr. Jabir Ayedh Al Fahhad - Chairman and CEO Dewaco Ltd. - Finland VA Tech Wabag Office Saudi- Arabia P.O. Box 62071, Riyadh 11585, Saudi Arabia Tel: ext. 140 Fax: Alois.reiter@wabag.com VA Tech Wabag GmbH Austria Zamil Group Holding Co. P.O. Box 9, Al Khobar 31952, Saudi Arabia Tel: Ext. 222 Fax: http: Contact Person: Mr. Osama عالم املياه العربي 79 كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

82 SERVICES Industry Contacts مرجع الصناعات املائية Salah - Sales Manager Estruagua - Saudi Arabia syria Riad Tali Construction Eng. P.O. Box 3845, Damascus, Syria Tel: Fax: riad.tali@gmail.com ABS International - Italy tunisia FuturTechnoLogies FTL SARL 15, Avenue Hedi Nouira, Ennasr 2, Résidence Asma, App A1.2, El Menzah 8 Tunis, Tunisia Tel: Fax: futur. technologies2007@gmail.com ABS International - Italy VA Tech Wabag Tunisie SARL 13, Rue Tahar Memmi - El Menzah VI, 2091 Ariana, Tunisie Tel: Fax: http: Contact Person: Mr. Chafik Limam chafik.limam@wabag. com VA Tech Wabag GmbH - Austria turkey Envirotek Aritma Teknolojileri San. ve Tic. A.S. Kavacik, Göksu Evleri Alt Çamlik Cad. No:9, Villa B27b Beykoz, 34815, Istanbul, Turkey Tel: Fax: info@envirotek.com.tr http: Contact Person: Dr. Melih Ciler - General Manager Fuchs Gas- und Wassertechnik GmbH - Germany KSB Pompa Armatür San. ve Tic. A.Ş Mahatma Gandhi Cad. No: 54, G.O.P., Ankara, Turkey Tel: Fax: Contact Person: Mr. Sinan Özgür - General Manager SinanOzgur@ksb. com.tr KSB Aktiengesellschaft - Germany KSB Pompa Armatür San. ve Tic. A.Ş Perpa Ticaret Merkezi B Blok Kat:4-5 No:103, Okmeydani, Istanbul, Turkey Tel: Fax: Contact Person: Mr. Sinan Özgür - General Manager SinanOzgur@ksb. com.tr KSB Aktiengesellschaft - Germany MKM Mkine Kontrol Mumussillik Ltd Sti (Global Water Turkey) Cetin Emec Bulv 8 Cad 77 Sok 6/2 Ovecler, Ankara, Turkey Tel: Fax: Contact Person: Mr. Mehmet Mutlu mkmltd@ekolay.net Global Water Group, incorporated - USA Trea Cevre Teknolojileri Ins Gulay Sokak Camlik Apt NAº 3 D 1-2, Kazasker, Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey Tel: Fax: Contact Person: Mr Levent Ozuer levent.ozuer@trealtd. com Estruagua - Libya uae ARJ Est. P.O. Box 2574, Dubai, UAE Tel: Fax: pramody@arjgroup. com ABS International Italy Hepworth P.M.E. (L.L.C.) P.O. Box 2345, Dubai, UAE Tel: Fax: http: Contact Person: Mr. T. K. Mujeeb Mujeeb@ hepworthpme.com UGN-Umwelttechnik GmbH - Germany Hepworth P.M.E. (L.L.C.) P.O. Box 80862, Al Ain, UAE Tel: Fax: hepaln@ hepworthpme.com http: Contact Person: Mr. Minoo Naval Unwalla - Branch Manager UGN-Umwelttechnik GmbH Germany KSB Middle East FZE P.O. Box 18315, Dubai, UAE Tel: Fax: Contact Person: Mr. Erwin Maier - General Manager erwin.maier@ksbme.ae KSB Aktiengesellschaft - Germany Pact Engineering Co. Suite 506, 5th Floor, Century 21 Building, Abu Bakr Siddique Rd., Deira, Dubai, UAE Tel: Fax: info@pacteng.ae http: Contact Person: Mr. Arshak Toufenkjian - Regional Manager for Middle East & Africa pactuae@eim.ae PACT Environmental Technology Co., Ltd. China Pall Middle East P.O. Box 38124, Dubai, UAE Tel: Fax: info-middleeast@pall. com Contact Person: Mr. Amrish Rhathi amrish_rathi@europe. pall.com Pall Industrial, A division of Pall Europe Ltd UK Passavant-Roediger FZE P.O. Box 5062, Fujairah, UAE Tel: Fax: Contact Person: Mr. Karim Tikniouine - Area Manager United Arab Emirates karim.tikniouine@ passavant-roediger.de Passavant-Roediger GmbH - Germany Somicon Middle East FZC P.O. Box 31721, Technology Park, RAK Free Trade Zone, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE Tel: Fax: Contact Person: Dr. Hassan Tarabishi - Managing Director htarabishi@somicon. com inge watertechnologies AG - Germany Universal Tech LLC P.O. Box 4399, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: Fax: ugc@universal-uae.ae http: Contact Person: Mr. Shabeeb Mohamed Al Dhaheri - Chairman Estruagua UAE VA Tech Wabag Gulf LLC P.O. Box , Dubai, UAE Tel: Fax: contact@wabag.com VA Tech Wabag Ltd., India yemen Altmooh Trading, Agencies & General Services (Global Water Yemen) P. O. Box 2620, Al-Qasr St. Al-Aoudi Building - Floor No. 1, Sana a, Republic of Yemen Tel: Fax: altmooh@yemen.net.ye Contact Person: Mr. Wadeea Saeed Mobile: Global Water Group, incorporated - USA Bin Diab for Trade & General Services P.O. Box 458, Crater Aden, Yemen Tel: Fax: bindiab@y.net.ye ABS International - Italy 80 Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

83 معارض ومؤمترات مقبلة Coming Events خدمات December 2009 UAE 2 nd Annual MENA Infrastructure Finance Conference Abu Dhabi, UAE Info: Aarkstore Enterprise Tel: Fax: events@aarkstore.com http: conference.aarkstore. com/events/2nd-annual-mena- Infrastructure-Finance-Conference.asp Gabon Water and Sustainable Development in Africa Cité de la Démocratie Libreville, Gabon Info: Dr. Nlombi Kibi, Chairman info@eau-afrique.org http: January 2010 India 7th EverythingAboutWater Expo Chennai Trade Center Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Info: H. Subramanian - EA Water Private Limited Tel: subrah@eawater.com http: Cyprus Energy, Water and Climate Change in the Mediterranean & Middle East Nicosia, Cyprus Info: CREF/The Cyprus Institute Tel: ext. 700 Fax: ext info@cyi.ac.cy http: UAE MENA Water Resource World Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, UAE Info: Centre for Management Technology - Singapore Tel: / Fax: cynthia@cmtsp.com.sg http: aspx?ev=100104& February 2010 UAE Gulf Wastewater Treatment & Reuse Conference 8-10 Dubai, UAE Info: Maria Luminita Tel: Fax: mehwish.hilal@fleminggulf.com http: March 2010 spain SMAGUA 2010 International Water and Irrigation Exhibition 2-5 Feria de Zaragoza, Saragossa Spain Tel: Fax: info@feriazaragoza.com http: UAE WETEX Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai, UAE Info: Dubai Electricity & Water Authority Tel: Extensions: 230, 460, 720, 275, 462 Fax: contracts@dewa.gov.ae http: oman WSTA 9th Gulf Water Conference Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Info: Water Sciences & Technology Association, Bahrain Tel: Fax: wsta@batelco.com.bh http: Canada Water for Life 2010 Conference 25 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Info: Sylvia Fuchek University of Calgary Tel: sylvia.fuchek@haskayne. ucalgary.ca http: haskayne.ucalgary.ca/faculty/ centres/cpia/water_for_life_2010 April 2010 Germany 15 th German Dam Symposium Aachen, Germany Info: Jana Radoi Tel: +49 (03641) Fax: +49 (03641) dtk2010@conventus.de http: USA UF Water Institute Symposium Gainesville, Florida, USA Info: Lisette Staal, Research Coordinator Tel: ext lstaal@ufl.edu http: symposium2010index.asp UK Water & Environment 2010: CIWEM s Annual Conference Olympia Conference Centre London, UK Info: Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) Tel: Fax: admin@ciwem.org http: conference If you d like to run your event in this space, kindly send all necessary details to comingevents@cphservices.net 81 عالم املياه العربي كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

84 services Buyers Guide دليل املشترين Refer to RIN 102 on page 88 Refer to RIN 106 on page 88 Refer to RIN 101 on page 88 Refer to RIN 100 on page 88 Refer to RIN 105 on page 88 Refer to RIN 104 on page 88 Refer to RIN 99 on page 88 Refer to RIN 103 on page Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

85 دليل املشترين Buyers Guide خدمات Refer to RIN 108 on page 88 Refer to RIN 110 on page 88 Refer to RIN 107 on page 88 Refer to RIN 109 on page 88 Agents & Distributors The firms below are seeking agents and distributors in the Middle East & North Africa. The numbers at the right hand side of each firm represent the number of the countries listed below. If you are interested in representing a firm that is looking for agents in your country, kindly contact the relevant firm by Company Contact Person Country Address Products Countries in which firm is seeking Agents & Distributors Artemis Systems Twan van der Mierde The Netherlands sales@artemis-systems.com Ro-systems and all pre-treatment needed 6,14,19 Ashirvad Pipes Pawan Poddar India info@ashirvad.com Coverco Gianluca Neri Italy gianluca.neri@coverco.com Pumps Sarjan Watertech India Pvt. Ltd. Sunil Trivedi India sunil@sarjanindia.com Eijkelkamp Agrisearch Equipment BV Albert Knol Holland export@eijkelkamp.com E+M Bohr GmbH Cerstin Hager Germany c.hager@em-bohr.de Fouress Engineering (India) Limited K. Ramesh Kumar India rameshk@fouressindia.com ITT Aquious Water Lori Coba USA lori.coba@itt.com Desalination upvc Rising (Column) pipes for submersible pumps Water Treatment/ Water Purification Systems, RO Systems and all Components. Equipment for agricultural and environmental research Groundwater development water supply equipment Butterfly Valves; Pump Discharge Valves; Knife Gate Valves; Gate Glove Check Valves 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,1 6,17,18,19,20 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11, 12,13,14,15,16,17,19,20 11,12,13,14,19 1,2,3,5,7,8,9,10,11,13,14,15,16,1 7,18,20 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11, 12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20 7,8,9,13,14,16,19 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11, 12,13,14,15,16,17,19,20 Jainson Insulation Pvt. Ltd. Nikesh Shah India exports@jainsoncables.com Submersible Pump Cables 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13, 14,15,16,17,18,19,20 The Kupferle Foundry Company Robert Galvin USA robertg@hydrants.com Manufacturer of automatic flushing devices, flushing and washdown hydrants, and water quality sampling stations 2,4,5,7,8,11,13,14,17,18,19 NeoSENS Bertrand Chevalley France bertrand.chevalley@neosens.com Laboratory & analytical instruments 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11, 12,13,14,15,16,17,19,20 (1) Algeria (5) Iraq (9) Lebanon (13) Qatar (17) Tunisia (2) Bahrain (6) Iran (10) Libya (14) Saudi Arabia (18) Turkey (3) Cyprus (7) Jordan (11) Morocco (15) Sudan (19) UAE (4) Egypt (8) Kuwait (12) Oman (16) Syria (20) Yemen If you are interested in including your information in this section, kindly send an to: businesslinks@cphservices.net 83 عالم املياه العربي كانون األول )ديسمبر( / 2009 مجلد - 33 عدد 12

86 INFO Advertisers Index فهرس املعلنني Advertisers Page # RIN # Websites B Meters Bio-Microbics Incorporated Blue-White Industries Castflow Valves Caware International Co. Ltd CST Industries Inc DP Pumps Ebro Valves M.E Faggiolati Pumps SpA Gorman-Rupp International Co Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co. Ltd ITT Water & Wastewater Leopold Jainson Insulation Pvt. Ltd Lutz-Jesco MENA Water OBC Myron L Company Norit X-Flow IFC, 82 1, Pall Corporation 19, IBC 20, Piedmont Pacific Praher Valves GmbH Pump Engineering Pure Aqua Inc SAER Elettropompe SpA Shanghai Hantech Co. Ltd. 7, 82 4, SMAGUA SOTECA Tintometer Valve & Filter Corporation Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

87 AWW in brief عالم املياه العربي اإلشتراكات التحرير والئحة املندوبني Arab Water World (AWW) magazine, published by Chatila Publishing House (CPH) since 1977, is the leading specialized business magazine that delivers information about the latest developments and technologies in the Water, Wastewater, Desalination, & Energy sectors. It is circulated to the desktops of over 8900 professional decision-makers (importers, exporters & manufacturers...) engaged in the above-mentioned industries throughout the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), and is published 12 times a year in bilingual (English-Arabic) format. Subscription & Membership Arab Water World (AWW) magazine can be received 12 times per year by subscription. The yearly subscription rate to AWW is: Lebanon $30, Arab Countries $45, Iran, Cyprus, Turkey & South Africa $60 and other countries $80. 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88 info Word of the Expert كلمة اخلبير Plastics in oceans decompose, release hazardous chemicals, surprising new study says In the first study to look at what happens over the years to the billions of pounds of plastic waste floating in the world s oceans, scientists are reporting that plastics reputed to be virtually indestructible decompose with surprising speed and release potentially toxic substances into the water. Reporting at the 238 th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the researchers termed the discovery surprising. Scientists always believed that plastics in the oceans were unsightly, but a hazard mainly to marine animals that eat or become ensnared in plastic objects. Plastics in daily use are generally assumed to be quite stable, said study lead researcher Katsuhiko Saido, Ph.D. We found that plastic in the ocean actually decomposes as it is exposed to the rain and sun and other environmental conditions, giving rise to yet another source of global contamination that will continue into the future. He said that polystyrene begins to decompose within one year, releasing components that are detectable in the partsper-million range. Those chemicals also decompose in the open water and inside marine life. However, the volume of plastics in the ocean is increasing, so that decomposition products remain a potential problem. Each year as much as 150,000 tons of plastic debris, most notably Styrofoam, wash up on the shores of Japan alone, Saido said. Vast expanses of waste, consisting mainly of plastic, float elsewhere in the oceans. The so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch between California and Hawaii was twice the size of Texas and mainly plastic waste. Saido, a chemist with the College of Pharmacy, Nihon University, Chiba, Japan, said his team found that when plastic decomposes it releases potentially toxic bisphenol A (BPA) and PS oligomer into the water, causing additional pollution. Plastics usually do not break down in an animal s body after being eaten. However, the substances released from decomposing plastic are absorbed and could have adverse effects. BPA and PS oligomer are sources of concern because they can disrupt the functioning of hormones in animals and can seriously affect reproductive systems. Some studies suggest that low-level exposure to BPA released from certain plastic containers and the linings of cans may have adverse health effects. Saido described a new method to simulate the breakdown of plastic products at low temperatures, such as those found in the oceans. The process involves modeling plastic decomposition at room temperature, removing heat from the plastic and then using a liquid to extract the BPA and PS oligomer. Typically, he said, Styrofoam is crushed into pieces in the ocean and finding these is no problem. But when the study team was able to degrade the plastic, it discovered that three new compounds not found in nature formed. They are styrene monomer (SM), styrene dimer (SD), and styrene trimer (ST). Styrene is a suspected human carcinogen. BPA and PS oligomer are not found naturally and, therefore, must have been created through the decomposition of the plastic, he said. Trimer yields SM and SD when it decomposes from heat, so trimer also threatens living creatures. With more than 154,000 members, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world s largest scientific society and one of the world s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers, and related professions around the globe. The Society publishes numerous scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences, and provides educational, science policy, and career programs in chemistry. It also gives more than US$22 million every year in grants for basic research in petroleum and related fields. The ACS also play a leadership role in educating and communicating with public policy makers and the general public about the importance of chemistry in people s lives. This includes identifying new solutions, improving public health, protecting the environment, and contributing to the economy. SOURCE: American Chemical Society Refer to RIN 111 on page Arab Water World (AWW) December 2009 / Vol. XXXIII Issue 12

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