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Qeeri pilot plant shows promising results regarding wastewater reuse

The pilot plant project run by the Qatar Institute for Environmental Energy (Qeeri), which is part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), uses an advanced oxidation process (AOP) to trace pollutants from treated sewage wastewater (TSE). Remove.

A joint research project with the Office of Public Works “Ashghal” will dramatically improve the sustainability of water in Qatar and the region.
The AOP pilot plant currently operating at Ashghal’s Doha North Sewage Treatment Plant is designed to evaluate the performance of a variety of oxidation technologies, including ozone, UV, and hydrogen peroxide combinations. The pilot plant can process up to 40,000 liters of TSE per day.
Ozone doses showed effective removal of over 85% for some target compounds from TSE. The effect of using the ozone-hydrogen peroxide combination is also to use UV-hydrogen peroxide AOP technology to achieve equal or better removal of target contaminants and, in some cases, up to 100% removal. Was shown.
Dr. Jenny Roller, Senior Research Director at Qeeri’s Water Center, said increasing TSE usage can save a significant amount of the clean water available in non-drinking applications, but guarantees high-quality TSE in higher-value applications. I explained that it is necessary. .. She states: “TSE treatment is more cost effective and consumes less energy than the desalination process. Polishing TSE with AOP technology maximizes the beneficial reuse of TSE in Qatar. Contributes to water sustainability while helping and ensuring human health and environmental safety. In the course of this project, our team has found that large-scale AOP technology is effective for many trace organic contaminants. I found that it can be removed. ”
Khalid al-Obaidri, Manager of Ashghal’s Drainage Network Operations and Maintenance Department, said: Therefore, the partnership with Qeeri will help develop Qatar’s innovation ecosystem where research and technological advances will be valued, and the collaboration will help Qatar directly address the challenges facing this area. “
Dr. Marc Vermeersch, Executive Director of Qeeri, said: We are committed to contributing to and advancing market-driven innovation to improve sustainability. In the area of ​​water conservation, the use of AOP technology in pilot plants is an example of how innovation can have long-term results that are particularly beneficial to the country. “
The collaborative project is currently evaluating the performance of these technologies over time to capture seasonal variation.

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