Clean water for Morocco
7/31/2014 | Words: Yvonne Wirth | Pictures: MTU France
Emergency power, MTU Onsite Energy, water treatment
Three emergency backup gensets supplied by MTU Onsite Energy ensure that there is always fresh water available in the Moroccan city of Fes. They provide emergency power at the water treatment plant for the country’s third-largest city, which is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The two MTU 12V Series 4000 gensets, each delivering 1,850 kVA, and the MTU series 12V 4000 unit with 1,440 kVA are exposed to extreme ambient temperatures. Temperatures in Fez reach up to 35°C,
but this emergency power system is designed to withstand ambient temperatures up to 55°C.
Specially developed, oversized radiators provide the necessary cooling capacity. Currently this water treatment plant is the widest in Morocco and among the very few with temperatureresistant features. Plants of this type benefit the environment and provide crucially needed drinking water for Morocco's citizens. Wastewater
contains various solid substances of different particle size and consistency, which are usually referred to as 'sludge'. Using the different processes and technologies that purification involves, the sludge is filtered and removed. The purified water can be used as drinking water.
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