Makkah 1 South WWTP -Aerial Photo
By: Tom Frankel
Post Date: February 2nd 2011
Below is an aerial photo of the Makkah 1 South WWTP installed 5 years ago with SSI AFD270 diffusers, courtesy of Google Earth. This is a 250,000 m3/day (67 MGD) facility A20 process with biological phosphorus removal. There are multiple plants like this in the Jeddah/Makkah region. Most of them use SSI diffusers, and many using SSI PTFE coated EPDM diffusers. SSI was involved in the design of this project from the beginning, including Biowin simulation. The effluent quality is excellent and the aeration system runs smoothly.
Mr. Frankel co-founded SSI in 1995 with experience in design and distribution of engineered systems. He is in charge of sales, marketing and operations in the company. Mr. Frankel holds multiple US patents related to diffusers. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.