Metito proposes treated water solution for Damascus
Water treatment and desalination operator, Metito, has presented a plan to use treated wastewater as an interim solution to provide additional water resources for the Syrian capital of Damascus.
Damascus needs an additional 2.3 billion gallons of water a year for its drinking, industrial and other needs. Metito was invited by the International Desalination Association to make a presentation at the event that was chaired by Syrian Government Minister of Communication, Bashir Al-Munajid.
Metito scientist Hani Tarazi outlined how Damascus could make indirect use of treated wastewater and re-inject it into the ground to supplement natural aquifers. Tarazi also put forward an economic analysis for a 10,000 cubic meter per day treatment works that would provide water at a cost of just $0.42 per cubic meter.
The technique is a highly cost-effective method of using an existing water resource and maximizing its economic use to benefit an area suffering from acute water shortages
Metito operates its European, Asian and African operations from its headquarters in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and has a factory and laboratory facility in the Hamriya Free Zone. Metito was founded in 1958 and has project management capabilities to undertake turnkey and build, operate and transfer (BOT) projects worldwide. — (menareport.com)
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