AJMAN, UAE – A wastewater recycling plant has been expanded to 9,000 m3/day in the Emirate of Ajman using ultra filtration (UF) and reverse osmosis (RO) membranes.
The expansion adds an extra 2000 m3/day of capacity and was completed in three months.
Operator SAFI, a public-private partnership between the municipality of Ajman, consultancy BESIX and Veolia was established in 2011.
The plant was the first in the region to bring the concept of recycled water fully into practise for industrial and domestic uses, according to BESIX.
Tertiary treated wastewater is taken from the Ajman wastewater treatment plant by SAFI, before it is polished using UF and RO membranes.
Ahmed Abrar, O&M manager of SAFI, said: “We are very pleased to report that the project was designed and delivered in time and within budget, due to the valuable experience gained over the years by the SAFI operation team.”
He added: “We are also honoured to be part of contributing to the long-term sustainable water supply of the Ajman Emirate, by producing recycled water with quality parameters exceeding drinking water standards.”