Al Ain Dairy adopts Dow water treatment tech
Al Ain, November 15, 2010
Al Ain Dairy, the UAE’s leading dairy producer, has deployed Dow Water & Process Solutions' ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis components to process waste water.
Most of the recycled water is being used to maintain a cool and comfortable environment for the dairy’s herd of 2,500 cows.
Dow Ultrafiltration modules and Dow Filmtec reverse osmosis elements ensure that more than 300,000 cubic litres of water is filtered daily. The treated waste water product is then reused in various applications, namely being sprayed as a cool mist through an automated cooling system designed to keep the 2,500 resident cows and calves cool and comfortable during the summer season, thereby maintaining optimal dairy production levels.
The recycled treated waste water produced is also used for various irrigation and cleaning needs, while the majority is cooled and sprayed on the cows to maintain a “cool” 25-30ºC environment even in the peak of summer.
Dow’s membranes also help save costs as a result of low maintenance requirements.
“We needed to maximise and optimise our use of water on the farm, and Dow’s technologies are helping us do this daily,” said Raid Al Essa, maintenance manager at Al Ain Dairy.
“We are proud to partner with companies like Al Ain Dairy and Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, who are as committed as Dow to ensure that water conservation can be accomplished in an innovative and cost-effective manner,” added Ilham Kadri, general manager for Dow Advanced Materials Division, Middle East and Africa.
“Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies and Dow collaborated to deliver a design with flexible and competitive engineering,” stated Mahmoud Ayoub, director, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies.-TradeArabia News Service