Mobile wastewater treatment plant offers solution for remote communities

22 August, 2023

A novel wastewater treatment technology has been developed to serve the around 40 percent of households that are currently in unsewered areas of Saudi Arabia.

Working with KAUST Innovation and the National Water Company, researchers Pascal Saikaly from KAUST and Muhammad Ali, KAUST alumni now at Trinity College Dublin, have deployed the first full-scale demonstration of the technology at National Water Company’s wastewater treatment site in Rabigh.

This project is one of several initiatives within the national transformation program of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. These initiatives aim to upgrade water and wastewater services to boost water resources, through strengthening distribution and treatment infrastructure, and establish electronic operation and management.

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