Investigation into Fouling at FEWA Desalination Plant

The Federal Electricity & Water Authority (FEWA) seawater desalination facilities located in Ghalilah, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates have been in operation since early 2015 and supply drinking water to the municipalities. The purpose of this work was in a short period of time: i) to assess the operation performance of the plant and to give suggestions for improvement; ii) to recommend further actions e.g., collecting/analyzing more detailed operational data, and additional tests.

Period: September-November 2016
Location: Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Client: Pentair (Netherlands)
Staff: Dr. Maria Kennedy, Dr. Sergio Salinas
Partner: Schippers Water Treatment Consultancy
PhD student: Nirajan Dhakal