Gecko in Al Haray Reed Bed +
Everybody only asks about rats and snakes in reed beds, please do not forget this small guy.
Impressions of Doha North STP TSE Lagoon in the Autumn +
Now is the perfect time to sit in the Gazebos, relax an ejoy the flowering reeds rustling in the wind. The fish stock developed during the summer and when feeded swarms of fish coming to the shore
Al Haray is flowering +
In early December Al Haray is flowering, Stage A (front) with the more nutrients even more than Stage B (back)
Reed Bed for Kalba Wildlife Center +
A reed bed is under construction for the Kalba Wildlife Center.
Designed in cooperation with Blumberg- engineers as spezialized sub-consultant for Mott Mac Donald.
Reed Bed is designed as single stage vertical flow reed bed split into 2 basins with a 3 chamber septic tank as pre-treatment.
Kalba Reed Bed excavation
Compacted reed bed basins
Installation of liner
Reinforcement work of septic tank
Al Hamra Reed Bed +
TSE water getting reused for construction
Al Haray Reed Bed +
In- and Outflow +
Outflow of Al Hamra Reed Bed
Inflow of Al Hamra Reed Bed
Sir Bani Yas Island Reed Beds +
Al Haray TSE Discharge +
In Al Haray the first TSE is discharged into the drain channel.
Al Hamra Reeds growing +
Sludge dewatering Reed Beds U.A.E. +
Sludge dewatering reed bed in Al Khor industrial area Dubai, 2007 – 2012. The reed bed was used to dewater and mineralize the septic sludge from a labour camp. Solar panels were installed above the reed bed. Outflow water from the reed bed was used to spray the solar panels for cooling and cleaning.
Sludge dewatering Reeds Beds Jordan +
For the Bauer-Group Mizanconsult did the design and construction supervision of 4 test sludge dewatering reed beds in As Slat, Jordan.
4 conventional drying beds were converted into sludge dewatering reed beds.
Sludge dewatering Reed Bed Bahrain +
Sludge dewatering Reed Bed Oman +
Sludge Dewatering Reed Bed for the Six Senses Resort in Zighy Bay, Oman.
The reed beds mineralizing the surplus sludge from a conventional activated sludge process plant. The reed beds are located on the beach next to the tennis court.
- No sludge disposal by tankers
- No chemical additives
- Energy use only for pumping
- Easy operation
- Sludge removal only every 4- 7 years
- Reed Beds were used as tertiary treatment step during start-up
Sludge Reed Bed Qatar +
Sludge dewatering reed beds in Qatar, Al Sahara Sand Plant. The reed beds dewatering the surplus sludge of a waste water treatment plant, SBR-Reactor (4000 m³/day).
The Advantages are:
- The sludge get mineralized (DS > 40%)
- No energy or chemcial additives are required
- Mineralized sludge removal only every 4-7 years
- The final product can be used as fertilizer
Nimr Reed Bed +
This is the result, 2015
Al Hamra Reed Bed, Plants developing fast +
Stage A distribution pipes already covered
Al Hamra Reed Bed under Operation +
Al Hamra reed bed under operation, up to 10 tankers per day discharging into the system.
Al Haray Reed Bed receiving daily sewage tankers +
The daliy load of sewage to Al Haray reed bed was increased from 4 to 12 tankers per day
Al Hamra Reed Bed getting Green +
The reed plants getting taler and start to grow horizontal offshoots
Al Haray Reed Bed started +
Al Haray reed bed started operation, in a few month it will be all green
Doha North Pond overview +
Students visiting Al Hamra Reed Bed +
Mr. Stan Wehbe from RBC, the contractor and operator of the reed beds, is explaning the process of mineralization in the Stage A basins. Mr. Osman Ali, RE from KN-International, the design and supervision consultant, explaning the process flow.
Reeds in the wind +
Koi Carps swimming in TSE +
Still the water is cristal clear and Koi carps were released into the lagoon.
Al Hamra Reed Bed testing +
The Al Hamra Reed Bed is under start-up process since March 2015.
Doha North STP TSE Lagoon +
20,000 m² of TSE lagoon with natural reed bed filtration started operation on March 2015.
Reed Beds under Power Lines +
The empty space below high voltage power lines is an ideal area for reed beds.
This picture was taken in Herford, Germany.
Latest analyses Reed Beds Sir Bani Island +
Reed Beds for public Housing in the U.A.E. +
The U.A.E. Ministry of Public Works will build reed bed treatment systems to treat and recycle the waste water from two housing projects in the Northern Emirates. Design, tender and construction supervision by KN-International. Execution started in February 2014. These sustainable systems will work with lowest energy consumption and maintenance for the next decades and will add to the green initiative of the U.A.E..
Al Hamra in Climax condition +
After 3 years of operation the reed bed reaches its climax condition
Quriyat Pilot under operation +
After 6 month of operation