New MBBR Technology Saves Failed Wastewater Treatment FacilitySource: Headworks International Inc.
“Working on this project was fascinating for our company on many levels, particularly as discussions started when President Mubarak was still in power, the contract was signed in Cairo in an office next to Tahrir Square the day President Morsi was elected, and we continue to see things within the country evolve even now as the plant nears the commissioning phase in the next weeks,” said CEO Michele LaNoue. “Even the Plant name continues to change.”
Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt, located on the Mediterranean coast. Its port serves approximately 80% of the country’s imports and exports. As in a number of similar cities in the region, the continuing growth in population puts pressure on many of its resources including water for agricultural needs and the ability of existing wastewater treatment plants to keep up with the increase in flows.
In 2002, the government commissioned Membrane Bio Reactors (MBR) to be installed as part of the treatment process at its wastewater treatment plant formerly known as the Mubarak Wastewater Treatment Plant which treats to 4,000 m3/day of sewage. The goal was to take the wastewater being generated locally and turn it into water clean enough to reuse in agricultural applications.