Scientific Visit to Wastewater Purification and Treatment Station
A group of students from the Department of Chemical Engineering visited the Abha wastewater purification and treatment station on Tuesday, 05/11/2019. Within the framework of the program, field visits are conducted for each semester under the supervision of Dr. Arshad khan. The purpose of this visit is to identify the existing sewage systems as well as the stages of wastewater treatment and the components of the treatment station. The wastewater treatment and purification station in Abha, the central station, has been operating for more than 30 years, in accordance with the 40000 m3 wastewater treatment system. This station operates a tertiary treatment system that allows safe irrigation for palm trees. These waters are analyzed on a daily basis. The results of these analyses show the safety of the treated wastewater that flows to Wadi Bisha. The basic operations of the wastewater are explained until they are processed, first by using a special panel composing the station components with engineering drawings. After, we visit the site and monitors all the stages of the treatment, and these by explaining the physical therapy to biological treatment and to pumping treated water into drainage channels outside the station. Then, Engineer Abdel Mohsen Sayed present new created environmental laboratory and the water analysis can be realized. At the end of the visit, and by the accompanying doctor, Chemical Engineering Department expressed their thanks and gratitude to the engineers who are supervising the station for useful and valuable information that promotes the scientific method and the integration of the educational process.