Jan 20, 2011

Siemens Plans Pre-Conference Workshop at Water Arabia 2011

Company also will present three technical papers and display new technology

Siemens Water Technologies will participate in the Water Arabia 2011 show by hosting a pre-conference workshop on basic industrial wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) design, presenting three technical papers and displaying a model of the recently developed EcoRight membrane bioreactor (MBR) system for wastewater treatment in its booth.
Sponsored by the Saudi Arabian Water Environment Assn. (SAWEA), the show will be held at the Gulf International Convention and Exhibition Center in Manama, Bahrain, from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. Its core theme, “Innovative water and wastewater technologies for a sustainable environment,” aims to highlight the importance of water sustainability in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
Siemens’ pre-conference workshop will take place Jan. 31 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Gulf Hotel and Conference Center in Manama, Bahrain. Throughout the day, Siemens experts will discuss various industrial wastewater treatment topics such as produced water treatment, refinery and ethylene spent caustic treatment, industrial odor control, wastewater recycle and reuse, and food and beverage wastewater treatment.
Siemens water experts also will present three technical papers. On Feb. 1., Tom Schultz will speak about how international regulations affect WWTP design at 2 p.m., and John Kiernan will speak about low energy desalination at 2:30 p.m. At 9 a.m. on Feb. 2, Mike Howdeshell will discuss the reuse potential of walnut shell filters.
Exhibition attendees that visit Siemens’ booths also will see the working model of the EcoRight MBR system, a technology that Siemens collaborated to develop with Aramco Overseas Co. B.V., a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco. The carbon-enhanced MBR system combines three technologies–membrane separation, biological processes and activated carbon–into a single wastewater treatment step to treat high-strength organic wastewaters and to produce high-quality water that can be direct-discharged into the environment or reused within an industrial plant for various purposes.
Other technologies displayed in the Siemens booth will include models of the Monosep high-flow walnut shell filter, an ultrafiltration membrane and a ZABOCS biotrickling filter unit. Siemens experts also will be available to discuss blowers for use in wastewater aeration systems, water for petroleum industry downstream and upstream needs, recycle and reuse, mobile and temporary water