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Municipality looks to clean up Al Aweer sewage plant

Staff Reporter / 27 May 2012

The Dubai Municipality has embarked on a mission to eliminate the stench and emission of toxic gas from Al Aweer Sewage Treatment Plant in Al Warsan area. A new task force has been appointed to control odour emission from the plant, the civic body said on Tuesday.

“The assignment of this team comes in line with Dubai’s strategic directions. They will contain, control and minimise the odour emission from Al Aweer Plant,” Mohammed Abdulaziz Najm, Director of the Sewage Treatment Department, said in a statement.

Rashed Karkain, head of Al Aweer Plant Operation Section, noted that the team could achieve odour reduction of up to 98 per cent in most parts of the plant by innovative and corrective enhancement to the facility, despite the challenges of the excess load of the plant, compared to its design capacity.

Najam said the municipality had adopted several new measures to assess emissions throughout all stages of treatment. “The newly added improvement in the chemical treatment facilities ensures 98 per cent increase in toxic gas absorption,” he said. The municipality said the number of complaints regarding bad odour from the plant has dropped steeply following its measures to assess and prevent the odour from the plant.


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